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Mary. Not only did he feed and clothe her, and give her a happy home, but he earnestly tried to bring her up as a Christian child. He taught his little, niece to give and forgive, to bear and forbear, and never to lie down at night to sleep before she had asked forgiveness of any one whom she had offended during the day.

“Oh, my child !” Ralph would say with a sigh to Mary, whenever she showed any sign of a proud or passionate temper, “never let anger have time to grow, for its fruit is sin and bitter sorrow. Pray for grace that you may be able to keep the blessed command, · Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath jorgiven you.

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THOUGHTFUL ALICE.

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MMY Dolly has a pretty face,

With nose, and mouth, and eyes ;
She never gets into disgrace,

She never pouts or cries ;
Her eyes will shut or open,
If but the wire I move;

But what I miss

Is always this,–
She cannot live or love.

I smile at her—the glassy eye

Will never smile again;
I speak, but she will not reply;

I pinch—she feels no pain.
She is not joyful when I praise,
Nor vexed when I reprove.

Yes, what I miss

Is always this,
She cannot live or love.

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