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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 forgiven you'"
Y Dolly has a pretty face,
With nose, and mouth, and eyes;
I smile at her—the glassy eye
Will never smile again;
I pinch—she feels no pain.
Oh! life it is a wondrous thing!
My eyes can really see; My lips can sing, my feet can spring.
So joyous and so free! Men's hands may make a pretty form, God only life can give: The power is His, And oh! it is A glorious thing to live!
And love—that seems yet sweeter far—
God only can impart:
Are dear unto my heart.