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Ne.tny holidays, , *rhrtr wurn't no biea^uro 'netith th8 ftuft, 'JhofS What I thought, let.t-av«, cit t compare, whcirilftys *ors liot a minus becnh tostieR. cnttm' down thfS'i howbltkldt • 'Kd switamln' in ta r ereoft 1 wu* down to town ono time I tried ii City Swthl -In Wh it • hey caiu thoir fiooshua baths, DoWn itt a esivorn dim, •Whaf they hlled fno tet A iloli.ir Till it neatly made trio a eit. • ••Nd 1 opihei 'twarn't ha'f *o tfoi Ez swlmmln' in th' creek ^J!d FOtnetlmeS when 1 ho if the boj/s A-shoutih' in their i tin "While t'tn er plowih' fufrers •Neath th' hot 'nd brliih' sua, I Wisht I wu/. a bay-ftven • So't I ouil cut fthd Hi-it Kittht flown iti Sundy ttollo' 'Kd 1,0 switatom' in th' ' ro n ls — St Lbuls star Sayings. Cardinal RichelidU, rounded on tile Play of ••tUchcllcu," by Lord .CHAPTER VI—CONTINUED. , "You shall yet crush his malice," '•whispered Baradas, in his lowest, •tone. "But this is the last place to discourse on this thorae. Meet mo to-night aj Marion's Whore the prince of Orleans and kindred spirits go to dream of Rtcbelipu dead, 'and the king ro?born—Louis #nolt Gas-, ton, another son of Maria ortho'Med* icis, upon tho throne!" •»,•,.,. "But I—" "Beguiled by trio crafty li'o'hd;; you' hnvo boon tempted to botrayVour, bi others—" i- '-; \li "No, no, I was aslcod no qUoStions; no conditions wore imposed updn'mo •ei-e wedding ber-'-my lost ono!" , "That's like-the demon!,-once "-you •wot'o bound, bo Would have fa'ade jou acrain,fauiiliar,, \vi.th,,thq= turpet "chambers of-'tlie'-Has'tiiie^-porh-up'B-'tho rack! No, I am sure you are true. You would not betray me, your aieighbop.your fellow-townsman.your oldest friend! 1 ' , sai^., Baradas,,hypo- «M'itically. "Bu't a'eainl' 1 'forget where wo stand. Those priests are •not our friends. To-ntght, at Marion's." Ho laid his bo-rjlnged jingerjacrpss liis lips.f andiStolpfe'Om'ihe cardinaVs , -.,,... .palace, '.bre"a'th'|ii|c| f ios||| ino|ifaiberpd \vhen without'tlib^portals. lU '*'" ''"He only bites at vonjreanco," murmured he, " "arid lie starts at'liigh treason; so I will jiot.lpt him iilto 1,he chief council of plotters. fXet be lie but the gentinelyit.the* dodrjthat •will be enough to, fdyojq Mis' Jhead .again to the block| ; but|bbs| i*of him murder Richelieu;' tliori die ! fOr 'thati crime, while I console his Julie.. From the wrecks of France it is I shall carve .-out — who offmy ,, «ba,nce a throno!.>aU;..indeBpit lord cardinal.": . ' • ? - "-' t Jn the meantime, Mauprat left the palace also, not jocund, bi^t dead/a^ tho beart v -j He walked unwittjn'gly to the,rhjer,: andf found no] ijeHef/i|t the rainy* wind that'' blew from''"the wood of Passy. " Looking toward the Louvref, his fancy peopled trie windows'; with' phantoms; in each gilded coach he saw the raoi]a,rch~j JjesKlo-rhiq Julie, lie turr " '" Jl — 1Jt ~' '*•-'-— jj --' J - J - -- v '— - *-'- laoving " regicide "•qai* of a nobleman of'tho Seventeenth' wsntury, and Richelieu's reproof had fallen on suitablojsoil. t- r"~v Julie was in jtlloj; ^Oiiyi'9,| sure •enough and never .tobrji ^in Cdir.er need, of his sword,v«pooivoroatura !•—••»• She had not been left alone for more than an hour in the chamber -whither Lady conducted opened,/* and -\vh?ch had always oyproome,, with natural^ lack of" prepossession,. I training,of deference apo\,wor,Bhip of • royalty, •";•' - ' ' M - ' Louis the s Thirteen^- ^'oxl/no^thing t French'" about him in " his" sad," long" v drawn face, dark complex ton' and black mustache, He seldom, laughed, he was now frowijing-j. He Jof J, her At his feet till she rose jijdiguarU. Jlo'clnd her as if'she were-a<chfid for having left her duties in the pal' •ape without ^he' formal re<jueB£ ^ob- tainecl, and then lashing himself into exorbitant) as far merely as. liiffg's salt,' alia She had been -%fe Ife&TO tnftny & &fifnlfttvhiacOQS care of the court, and it deemed to her that i ihtieh that had been mystery was >iiftrav;eie6V atid &tie saw the impostor where* shelved thfi god. Batatas left hei* ih despair, whldh. he> believed Would render hei? aa, .wfiak as a puppet; but when he returned to bring her befoi'e the king the cage was empty—she had fled. ; MB doubted hot that her flight tend*" ed rathetf tp Richelieu than the man whom he shad so successfully defamed, and he set off in pursuit of bet with ad escort smaller than he would haVe ta*eu but that he kttetor that HugUet's guards Were not likely tp oppose him. , He had hiddaii his cowardice with some treiaondous vaunts, but he felt his weakness as he adVanced. The clouds thickened as they left 'Paris; arid before long the horizon was splashed with an ominous ink; long steaks of lightning) something like the trains of fire left by rockets, 'striped the sombar sky. They quickened .their , horses' pace, but, before the'y reached the little village of Reuil, which the cardinal's residence had built up into notice,,they had all the life taken out of their plumes by the rain. Baradas at,hisflrst inquiries at the gate was'. reileVed !by learning' that he Was right 'in his' instinct.' 'Julie ,do Morteraar ,was.,.again ....with her adopted father.. Julie's appointment as attendant ,upon »the qupoii had. ^passed her, jthrough tho LSuyro v i3£i'C8s.| She Had jtaken a cOach'ouVbfithp'city'gate' to"' iReuil/ -i ?: «':' ;: -I I H,,«?' • All was peaceful there when'she arrived before tho storm. Tho car- Jlinal-of.ton.caino to this castle for so"eluded work upon the state affairs or his theatrical eSsa.ysr>and the villag- ;.'.er;s$al'd-'n,P*hood to his movements. To tho uneasy prolate, though, on this night the quiet seemed'unwont- ed, and he, had started. ; at.the hig ; her boating of his ;hpar't like adyin^^nan when' the- 1 insect ticks in ; hii bod- post.- ;, . .,.-.- .,,.',' ».••."•. IV; : • "My brother the archbishop of Lyons, has chosen tho eaaler path," murmured ho, unable to;patch even a short sleep. "Would, that, .like him, I j.cpuld --, .sky —f] fBprh i poor,! and vowed t'o'. poverty ,< I' live poor, .ah'c'l when'I die poor may 1 lie among the poor!' Yesterday" i' wasf'tho''15;fd'*"6'f' life and death, and now .only an old man racked by the cur^o of state, suspicious of alii ^inonl my leeches v.tirvb'ed toJ'poisonfei;s;| pages to strangle |riO''.ih sleepf 'My* -jyery king iBaguo^'against me. though this brain was the unresting loom from which was wovein^the purple of his greatness.,, "does, .not-Joseph.,bring s jni3, mi'town P JWhv/ncytliinVhnnrn' Think ol -thiissd >1ftir Jirtftst." 18 tfro&f who tent ydti^ »- e&r<HnaI-duk§. forgettlttjf craft in - his wrath at hia enSffif «Ia6ing hitfi sd mockingly. "B&ek, arfd fefiy ybu fouhd the virtue thej* wduid slay here couched upofi this heart as bn ah altar, ahd sheltered to? thfe Wings of sacred Rome! Begone! H , '"My lofd, 1 am your friend and servant," persisted tho favoi'lte, "misjudgp me not; but neve? yet wds IjoUis. our master) so roused against you. To take this anawef were to make his majesty your foe." : "Ail are ray fdes who Would haVo, me, a priest, cast this holy sufroW fofth from her last asylum!" "He is lost!;* thouffh°t Bavarian who had expected another sort of resistance td th6 "sovereign. "Nay, 1 ban- not beiievo your eminence so'far 1 .fot*getOPur duty, and his majesty's* greatness, as to resist his mandate. Pray you, madam, obey the king—no cause,for fear!" ' "There is no cause for feat 1 ," repeated tho .prime minister at bay—-' '"not of the monarch, great though ho be; not of tho minion, brittle as glass and made of ashes, too. This ilady shall not stir. !l * With the increase of pressure on him ho had become denser me'tal harder, 'stronger. ,,, . ! "But you are not of her kindrcd-r- sho is an orphan. .-,'-. , , , . ' ."Then her country is her mother," was the reply. . ....... "The country is tho king's.. 1 , 1 ' : •'Ay, is it sot 1 " retoricd thochurch-' man. "Then wakes the power which in the ago of iron burst forth to curb the" great and raise the low!. Whoro she stands', around , her, BOO me draw the awful circle of our Solemn church! Sot'.but a foot within -that..,now,,.sanctified ground, and on the head—yea, though- it wore a crown," he added, lotting,the youngt rnah Icnpw ho divined his vast ambition, "I.launch-the curse of Rome!"The crushing of-the Protestants had roTestablishod .the supremacy of the Papacy, ancl jleoponod the-terrors of its ofllcers.; Baradas saw by the shrinking, of the' guards that he was: np lont'er sustained, ancl ho bowed as! if convinced, nothing iinpre was'to be' done then and there. . • •:.-•' ! ":I "am 1 only <;inyi 'ruler's- mouth- )iece;'' persisted ho with forced calmness, "I go, my lord, and 'you lave only to'blame yourself if this •esistanco should cost you power." ''That is my stake. Ah', aai'lc gamester, what is thliib? ' iiibok to i't well! Lose not a trick. " By this same hour to-morrpvv- thou shalt have. France, or I thy'head!" ho concluded, aunching the menace because he.saw. jh'at the, guards, had, marched.; down ihp corridor andith.e two .-were alone jut.for the .weeping .woman.- >•:•• .'-..: , j"My head! You covet it, perchance,; jaoauso it.:is..yo.ungor.nand -brighter f 1CAL fcHBlSffANtfV, "Wtftf ftnd Hand," ttift ffeit f'ro'm Marion?'! ! •'• When there came tho sound of Julie's arrival^-at tho^gato, and that of th<? pos|orn5 only'bo;ing opened for twoen f6ar a'nd 'hope. His, joy at greeting her was out short by her ljush'ed f and tear-streaked, ^fftcS foro- •sliadbwing *• her 1 pairif al j ^stbry. He reddened, too, indignantly when he Jiad heat'4 it and hugged her to his her, before yanother door d there appeared' atflgfuj-o' |j, "Uiase-iQiosoi" murmured ho. "Tho 'Hvorla w6u!d never need a Richelieu if bearded, mailed inen,"tho-TofaB w "oT earth, resisted flattery, ' falsehood, avarice, and pride,|"a| > ' you, poor child, |\yi|h\ |tlfo \ dove's innocent scoiai Jliav'o^ withstlbod your sex's .tompters,..vanity.»and» power! "The king, perhaps, is sufficiently ininishod by the blow tp. his pride. ,mandi'o,'ke 'drawn!out! her 1 of thp. incjanestj mold, whp thinks to, clim'b up.to' the most '.envia'ble'o'rb'wir gl jChrls.tQrjdomj as I h»ve I'll have ; him '-broken' '• on 1 ajid fl^injg'. alive intp tho flro{ like' the-^^reptilo lie' ; is, his" veno smothers -o^t ,,apd, ^ex fagots.' " But 'shudder not, thesa t are wjid words! J.willjbottep tompaf-.my tongue .while'you are near. Go tp yours now, and 4 bo' careful flfferise wa^grave, reproached hep for the idea of such scandalously hasty nuptials as she confessed to be In contemplation, Ho showed no rule of reason and-no regard, of' right us lie loudly proclaimed 'tho bond un- whatever the cardinal might and then, abruptly tHt'owJijg off the flimsy mask, 'spoko of his true reason for tearing, her from the <jhev»Uer. Ho declared his J.ove in arrogant tQr»a which already he assumed, • though never a lady- But he encountered moro majesty in that glrJte bonnet heart than dwells Wlihin the crowned and soepterod angoi- of a him4feci kings. Ho was BUanoed;-an(l listened to- her outburst and vindication of hoi 1 eex humbled and abashed as soon as she Jiail viewed his villainy apart from tho veil, Jn Me "'o'W 'U4 the ruler «{ millions, crept from tho vooro J,iko II, woasel OR wbom all t t h" hens Jiad tyiumphaut'lj' f«H^n,{a.X(J !uot till ho }&y on bis' tbomy* pillow did be bc- t« vow, vongoanoo riotj only upon but upon "Mauprat, 'the 'insig- b.ut successful rival, and abettor, ,,Jju this n^arvelously suitablo mood lie was in.trudo,a upoy by |Jar«,d.us. —thei'e may bp the kittens romping on tho, floor!'-'/. '>'.-V '••'.' ' ' .- Tl ."But, father," said the young lady, postponing, tp another - time - hor 'amusement a^ tho change' in his ac-> cents, M! thought a cloud of dust follpwQ^ me alar pp. t|ip highways, and even as I alighted',"at the gates the clang of Arms behind, the ring of hoofs " 7 " ''IHyas but my guards, fair trembler," bo replied, smiling sincerely at this 'evidence that the Huguet Oh,,|)in- , ', what'] years of -hjanyour own, shaveling!" responded iho .courtierj- aching to have quit the qiiarry, and! not daring single-handed to' assail tho ; cardinal. : ' /•Irreverent ribald!" ci'iod the latter, following h/lin stop by ; s};op t,p thp, doclr.'as he rotroaljed. pyerawed, "if ,1. a-m"breaking, beware''.'.'p'f,', 1 tho,, fallen ruins! I toll. thee,,scor 1 n.ei i of those whitening hairs,. ,when.- this snow mplteth there sh,a,U., come an- overwhelming flood. Vad.retro, Lucifer thjo throne, sookerli Avaunt from Richelieu, and -I defy •theo! • Walk blindfolded on;behiiiditheo stalks the headsman!" .1 ici-i.;?.*•;$!;;, ;•>;••• . ,, , .CHAPTER YII. i .,,. < . ;:,.«'-. ... The Old Fox^Dios. v/f.-i•••»>, - : No repose .that.night, for- the char- actors of our tale. The king was on- compassed by the host who hated the cardinal, and eaten up by. his love for tho only woman that-had- -over censured his advances; 'Baradas, embittered -by his defeat, was eloquent as Satan in council'with<his fellow-con- fjpirators in Marion DelormeV 'boudoir, and having determined them to strike at once, overruled the lasj; remonstrance of Mauprat at being chosen 1 " their i assassin by a trick in- tlia lottery.... ..Julie, wept .'and,sigh ; ecT7 doubtedj\n<J. ^pjiey.e^ J^.h^v Ipvpv [Tb'"Bp J ' tossed on the Sea between Australia and Ceylon, I first particularly noticed this text, of which then and there 1 made memorandum. 1? h 1 s chapter Is all a*flUt-» ter with cherubim. Who are the chcrU-- bim? Ah order of angels radiant, all- knowing, adoring, worshipful. When painter or sculptor tried in temple at Jerusalem or in marble of Egypt to represent the cherubim, he made them part Hott, or part ox, or part gagle. Bttt much of that is an Unintended burlesque of the cherubim, whose majesty and speed and splendor We will never know until lifted into their presence we behold them for ourselves, aa 1 pray by the pardoning grace of Gtod we all may. Hut all the accounts'Biblical, and:all the suppositions human, represent the cherubim with wings,,reach wing about seven feet, long, .vaster, more .imposing than any plumage that ever floated in earthly atmosphere. Condor.,in flight above Chlmborazo, or Rocky'Mountain eagle aiming for the : noonday sun, or albatross in play with ocean tempest, presents no such jrlbi'y. We ctei. get an Imperfect Idea of the wing of .chcrUbtm by the only wing we sec—the bird's pinion—which Is the arm Of .the bird, but In some respects m&re wondrous ! thttn the human arm; with power of making itself more'light, or more heavy; 'of expansion'and coritractlori; defying' all altitudes and all abysms;'the bird looking down with pity upon boasting manvas.he toils "Up the sides of the Adlrondacks, .'while 'the wing with i a few strokes puts t)ie high bst crags -.far beneath claw and beak. But the bird's wing is only a feeble suggestion of cherubim's wing. The greatness of that, the rapidity of that, the radiance,, of that, the Bible again and .again ,. sets forth." :--. .- ,-.., :..;.-...v. :• - My attention is<not .more,attracted by; those-wings than by "what they reveal when lifted. In two places in Ezeklel we are" told there were hands under ,the wings; human .hands;f hands,like ours:. "Thp likeness of the hands, of a man, 'Was^ujoder the,wings." We:have all noticed the wing of the cherubim, but'no oneyseems yet tp,hav ( e,nptlced the human;, hand; under the .wing. There ,'ar'e whole sermons, whole anthems, Whole doxolpgles, whole millenniums in that . combination of •hand and wing. If this wprld' is ever brought to God, it Will be 'by appreciation of ! the fact that super,natural ahd human' : agen'cles 'are .to go together; that, which soars, and that which practically works; -that which ^ascends the '..heavens,;, and • that which, reaches forth'to earth; the joining of- the terrestrial and the celestial;, the hand and the-wing. We see this union, in the construction ,of the .Bible. , The; wlng> of- inspiration^; is in every chapter.; What realms of the .ransomed,earth did., Isaiah fly, over?.9yer what battlefields for righteousness; . what' '.coronations;' what dominions 'of giadness;;'whaf rainbows around the throne did St. John' y no* danger-'now ThPU „.. Ip^ go'beside, mo, IteU theo. Tush He cheerful, my rosiest Amazon— thou wrongest thy Thesous." < 'Did- you- say •« wronged 1 him?- 1 - she cried in relief, "Cardinal, my father, did.yo« p»y nh-ouged? 1 Prove iti, ancl life shall grow one prayer t'oi tl^y reward anof his forgiveness," ."Bah! ,AU will b? well, And Adrian wiircpnie^witlV himself in proof in the bright mprning." Put there toll •# (hunder at tho iQUdep than t^hat of hoavop, e'y^n entering 'es't.'drendfui Pi'. ><In tlio king's name," (^ 'Huguet lia^'ttiVMll.vtrp'pejiibcl wido jio tho ?io\v-oomers, and, bucko_d by u Jjttndful pf guards, Karadas, with Ul- -, C'urlosltloa From t''8 ,A novel which was recently o(J by tho French academy as possessed of unusual' merit contained a sentence of which "the following is a translation:' *-It was midnight. 'A man who lay in ambush listened to their conversation; but suddenly a dense dark cloud passed in front of the moon, and prevented him from bearing more," Here is another phrase, written in ful,l earnest by a> master of French criticism: "It was "one of those duels in which oqo of f the Wades literally buries- itself in *th'e hoart of t}je oilier." A criticism, •in a Frep,Q{} 4 journa^ u,ppa a ^t'amftio pcrfprmance lately ended words,*, which -are worthy** of Boyle Kocbe; "Mme. Jiulio's is like the froth on good champagne.' Bowaro of thrusting t^o scalpel into it; 'for if you do, therp will remain naught but a pinch of ashes at tho bpttom of tjj<? «temj£|0ji;,, t Another Frepoh jouviia,l, i«}' speateio§f:,.of the results of, 'certain fftlse repo^g, de- clarocl; MTli|s ; is/ the hajidisY^)''of oyil gate to w'ords: tho voval tljo ti-ftnsfqr0nco , tehe oxulttvtjon, appcacecl with thut you,' ffii^ mo ';s Roi-awi whloli commanded mnr.li .•*"' ^ ' which to him of tko Jaiv 'aul t''o,m \\\\ hi olung to tliw parclinal, , -Iftet, liy, ovyjng,, iu awJ gUm- o . TiUijk bow, whey >. to your Uuee&, ypuv pyp§. % 1 '-— Woll f <.]'p« ! those shpes suit you, miss? Miss but- you UftYw s pf lacing' thoiw try • Oli, yos, jpdeecl, tv doUg'hti'ul way J though); J would, hover? But in every book'Of; trie ,Bible you. just' : as cei'talriiy/'' see'^thb Iniman hand that wrote'it.''Moses,; the iawyer;' showing 'his hand in the 1 .'' Ten " Cpm- mandments, the foundation'o^airg'ob'd' legislation^,Amos, the herdsman, show-: ing his hand in' similes ' drawn from fields and flock's;'the fishermen apostles showing their hand when writing about <3t)spel nets; Luke, the physician, show- ; ing,his hand by giving especial- attention to diseases cured; Paul' showing; his scholarly .hand by huoting from heathen -poets, and making arguments,, about the resurrection that stand as. firmly, as on the day he,planted th'em;, andiSV- Jphi) sjiowsjhis hand, by taKing, his imagery frpm ^h,e appearance of; the bright water? spr^ajj around the Jpjp-nd of Patmos a.t hour.pf r sunset, when he., speaks of «the sea of .glasslmingled with fire; scpres of Imnds'•^'r^ting; thQ^pai'-; ables, the njiracles,, the, promisep, thq, hpsannas, the. rapti}re,B, the consoja- 'iljb"n"s, tho s wb"es' f of ages. Oh, s the.Bible; 'is so human; so full of heart-beats; : sp sympathetic; so wet with tears; so triumphant with palm branches, that it takes'hold of the human race as noth- ,ing else over can take hold of it-reach writer in his own style; Job, the scientific ; Solomon, the royal-blooded; Jeremiah, the despondent; Daniel, the abstemious and heroic-rwhy, we , know) their style po well that we need not look to the'top of the page to see^ho, is the author. NO more conspicuous the uplifting wing of jnspiratlpn than the hand, the warm hand, the flexible hand, the skillful hand of human Instrumentality. "The likeness of the hands of a man was under the wings." Again, behold this combination-of my text in all successful Christian work. We stand or Hn0el .in QM>' pvlpits, and so, clal -meetings, and reformatory assocl-, atlons, offering prayer, Now, if anything has wlnga, It is prayer, Jt can fly farther a'nd faster than anything I can now think pf. IB ,pno segond. pf time from, where you sit ,jt, can fly to the throne of Ood and aligh. t }n, ^ngiapd. In ope second of time from where ypu sit U can fly to the throne of Qo'd a.nd alight in, India, It can girdle the eaj-th in a shorter time than you ptin s.eaj a tet^ ter, PF 9lasp tv bejt, or }>pok an > eye, Wings, whether that prayer starts from an infant's tongue or tbe trembling }lp of a centenarian, rising from the he4rt of a farmer's wife standing at the dashing phurn, or before the hot bveath of a country oven, they goar ftway, ajid pick P\it all the shipping on/the earth, pn all seas.' the ; ora'ft on ^h|ch her sailor bpy Is voyaging. Yea, prayer can fly clear &0wn into the future, When the father of Queejv Yictoj-}ft w^aa d.y* Ing he asked that tho-infant Victoria might po brought while ho gat up in b,cd; ami the babe wjts brought, and the father prayed: "If this child should Jive to become queen of Bnglanfl.'may erie rule in-the fear of Qpd! H li^vlwe endefl his prayer, he said: "Take the phjiJj} o,way." Uut'ftU who know 'the hlstqvy fop the last flfty yea^g k^PF the'prayer fpr that infant were seventy years ago bj*s and with vrfeat Qdu oftVU tRe J ^ueteu| V Jr!r&y*" fll€s TIUL ife.fiifjd. ^j£4^S*i^aSa£ijfr^a*i&a*i t&i^'i" ^ ^fisfe^'Ai' 1 ^ft.44« only across t!OTltin6TttS, out acfoa9 Cen a tthHA If ^^ef ha* M1^ tetr it ffiifM run R^rs Sna tliSfc ftfio uo wOnQtHnS* Sut it, has, wfttgS, m& thSS 1 are at Maiftfit of ptaftieykftd a§ swift t» Mi"" of daft. Of fcifble, aS IM wings which swept thfoug!ii B*eklel'« visiott. Utft, ohf tay friends, Wit p^a^lf miiSt have thfe halid ttttdfef the wlHg, bt it ttifty fthiotint to nothing. TliS MOthef § hahd, of the fatheft haft'd, ftiOSt Write ta the WayWafd bby aS Sftoft ail ydU gaft hear how to addfesa him. (Jhfistiaft sduls must contribute t(3 thfe eVahgeilstH of that far-oft land for which they have been praying, Stop singing "Fly abroad, thou mighty (Jospel," tinle&s you arc willing to give something of your own means to hiakfe it fly> Have yoti been praylhg for the salvation of a young man's soul 1 ? That is fight-, but also extend the hand of Invitation to come to a 1 religious meeting. It always lexcltes our sympathy to see a man with his hand in a sling, We ask hlmi "What Is the matter? Hope it is not & felon"; or, "Have your fingers been crushed?" But nlhe out of ten of all Christians are going their llfe*lortg with their hand In a sling. They have been hurt by Indifference, or wrohg ideas of what is best;'or It is Injured of convex tionalities; and they' never put forth that hand to lift, or help, or rescue any one. They prny, and their prayer has Wings, but there is no hand under the wings. From the very structure of the hand we might make Up our mind as to some of the things it was made for; to hold fast, to lift, to push, to pull, to help, and to rescue. And endowed with two hands, we might take the broad hint that for others as well as for ourselves wo Were to hold fast, to lift, to push, to pull, to help, to rescue. Wondrous hand! You khow something of the "BrldgeWater Treatises." When Rev. Francis Henry Brldgewater in his will left $40,000, for essays on "The Power, Wisdom'and Goodness of God, as Manifested in : tho Creation," and Davies Gilbert, the president of the Royal society, chose eight persons to write eight books,; Sit- Charles Bell, the scientist, chose as the subject of his great book "The Hand;; its - Mechanism and Vita Endowments as' Evincing De- slgni" Oh, the hand! '-Its machinery beginning » at the shoulder, and working through, shafts of bone, upper arm and forearm, dpwn to tho eight bones of the wrist, and the five bones of the palm, and the fourteen bones of the fingers and thumb, ant composed of a labyrinth of muscle and nerve, 1 and artery, arid fleshi which no one but Almighty God could have planned or executed. But how suggest Ive when it reached down to us.fron .under.the wings of the cherubim! "Th likeness of the hands of a man was un der the wines." This idea is combined in Christ •When lie rose from Mt. Olivet, he tool wing. All up and down his life you the uplifting divinity. It glowed in'his forehead. It flashed in his eyes, Its cadences were heard in his voice. But he was also very human. 'It was thu hand under the wing that touched the woes of the world,' and took hold of the Sympathies of the centuries.' Watch hia hand before it was spiked. There was a dead girl In the governor's house, and •Christ comes 'into ihe room and takes '.her pale, cold hand In his warm grasp, 'and she opens,her. eyes on .the weeping heusehold, and says, ''Father, what are you prying about? Mother, what 'are you crying about?" The book says, "Ho took, her by the hand, and the maid arose." A follower, angered at an in- sult'offered Christ, drew the sword from sheath and struck at a man with the sharp edgei aiming, I think, at his fprehead. But the weapon glanced ^aeelde arid' took off the right ear at its -Voots. Christ with his hand recon- .ptructed that wonderful organ of sound, ,that.whispering gallery of the soul, that collector of .vibrations, that* arched way to the auditor if', nerve, that tunnel without which all the musical instruments of earth; would .bo pf.,np avail.' The Book says, "He' touched his ear and healed him," Meeting a full-grown man who hud never seen a sunrise, or a sunset, or a flower,, or the face of his own father.or mother, Christ moistens, .the dust froniihls .own tongue, and stirs .the dust into an eye-salve, and with his own hands applies the strange medicament, ,and suddenly all the 'colors of earth and sky .rush, in.upon. the pewly; created optic, nerve,',and the, iristan- tahepij's'noon drove ouVthb long night, When ho sees the grief of Mary and i Martha, he sits doyra and cries with them,' >-k>me : day it is;the'shortest verso in the -Blb'le; but to .'me its seems, because of its faivreachlng sympathies, about the largest—"Jesus wept!" So very human. He could not stand the sight of dropsy, or epilepsy, or paralysis, or hunger, or dementia; but he stretches out his sympathetic hand toward it. So very, very human, Qm- i-ii|jot<?nt. and raaje.-=t<c, and glorious, this angel pf the new, covenant, with wings capable of encircling a universe, and yet hands of gentleness, hands of helpfulness, "The hands of a man un!der the wings," There is. a kind of religion in our day that my tejct rebukes. There are men and women spending their time in .delectation over their saved state, going about from prayer- meeting to prayer-meeting, and from church to church, telling how ha'ppy they are. But show them a subscript Won paper, or ask them to go and visit the sick, or tell them to reclaim a wanderer, or speak out for spme unpopular Christian enterprise, and they have bronchitis, or stitch In the side, or f»ud- 'flen. attack of grippe- Their religion is ,aH wine,,and no hand. They can fly heavenward, but they cannot reach' out earthward. Jn our time it is the habit to denounce the cities, and to speak of them as the perdition of all wlpHedness. Is It not time for some one to tell the other side of tho story and to say that the pity Is the heave}} of practical helpful?iess? LoQk.at, the embowered and fovmtained parks, where the invalids may come an'1 be refreshed; the Bowery mission/ through which annually over 100,000 come to get bread for this life, awl broad for the life to, come, all the pllr lows of that institution under tho blessing of Him who had'npt where to lay hta head; the free schools, where the most impoverished are educated;, the hospitals for broken banes', the. hon\ep (pr the restoration of astray; the Ql'phfin h9U$e, fftthej' Bother to all who come under }t8 eviction; the rojflnisht minions, upo.nl tb» ,aarken,ecii prison, refevm; 'association.; tf averoy: the, inflr»a.ris||! arm)}. .Mftftf ttrft W*r td «« & IfftiW Hfefe I fWfl'Btvf S ,;- aw ittcH ifi ofti «n ....* 4!rf*ffilf8ta Mffl'tfl! «i-«tt!« :t wolild itafes" a - 1w«gft,tnrM||| frhich tiuf elites are fldiftw tdf tfelr forUifiate and the lest, lid H8l 6atf J iHftnit^ ift PU? cllifcs ittd talftj aifd g6hufl»sifdft ftois^, ¥au have Ibeeti's^ _ .. . at the hahtt of Cruelty^ aftd the hftwa ttf theft, and tfee hahd bt ffa(tt6T,|a«^ H tli* t • laHd ol ttutfage, that yen hkvrrtet etifc* stretched forth tt6m the fleers and wW*-, • dows ot 'ehQrcfteS, iftia iffoffl 'merciful', ihstitutions, thd Chr!st4lfe •' JlMd,' IM ' • chertlbid hand, "the liaftf 4 . attdef thd ^ Wiilgs/'' _ ' - , ^ ' '<• •;*• tfhere Isi also in mj'.SU^Sedt the SUf* ' geatlon 'of rewarded work fof UOd atti! righteousness. Whett the Wing went the hahd went, when th6 wlrig asdeiid- ed the hahd ascended! aftd for every useful and Christian hand there will be elevation celestial atid eternal. E*peat; -, nd human gratitude; for it will "not' come. That Was a Wise thing Feheldn wrote to his friend: "t am Very glad, my dear, good fellow, that you ara pleased with one of my letters which has been shown to yotii' YoU are right In saying and believing that I ask little of men in general. I try to do much for them and to expect nothing in return. I find a decided advantage in these terms. ^ On these terms I defy them to disappoint me." But, my hearfers,' the day cometh when ' your work, which perhaps no one has no-' tlced, or rewarded, or honored, will rise- to heavenly recognition. While I have been telling you that the hand Was Under the wing of the cherubim, I want ' you to realize that K the wing was over • tho hand. Perhaps reward may not come to you right away. Washington lo.st ' more battles than he won, but he trt-, umplied at the last. Walter Scott, in, boyhood, was called "The Greek Blockhead;" but What height of renown 'did h'e not afterward tread? And I promise you victory further On and higher up; if .not in this world, then in the next. Oh, the, heavenly day when your lifted hand shall be'gloved with what honors, , its fingers enrlnged with what Jewels, its wrist clasped with what splendors! Come up and take It, y6u Christian woman, who served at the washtub. Come up and take it, ' you Christian shoemaker, who pounded the shoe-last. Come up and take It, you professional .nurse, whose compensation never fully paid for broken 'nights and the whims •and struggles of delirious sick-rooms. ,_Comej upland take it, 1 you .firemen, be- 'sweated, far down amid the greasy machinery of ocean steamers, and ye conductors and engineers on railroads, that knew no Sunday, and whose rlng- v ing bells and loud whistle never warned off your own anxieties. Come up and take it, you mothers, who rocked and, lullabied the family brood until they 1 took wing for other nests, and never appreciated what you had done and "suffered for them. Your hand was well' favored ,^vhen you were young, and it was a beautiful hand, so well rounded, so graceful that many admired and eu-i loglzed it; but hard work calloused it.' and twisted it, and self-sacrificing toll ( for others paled it, and many household, griefs thinned it, and the ring which i went on only, with a push at the mar-' riage altar, now is too,-large, and falls off, and again and again you have lost it. Poor hand! Weary'hand! Worn-out hand! But God will reconstruct It, reanimate it, readorn it, and all heaven will know the story of that, hand. What fallen ones it lifted up! What tears It wiped away!, What wounds- It band,aged! What lighthouses It kindledt What storm-tossed ships it brought into the pearl-beached harbor! Oh, I am " so glad that in the vision of my text, Ezekiel saw the wing above the hand. Roll on'that everlasting rest for all thai toiling, and misunderstood, and suffer- , ing, and weary children of God, and know right well that to join your hand; ' at last emancipated from the struggle, will be the soft hand, the gentle, hand the triumphant hand of Him who Wlpeth away all tears from all faces. That will be the palace of the king of which the poet sang in somewhat Scotch dialect; Jt's a bonnle, bonnie war! 1 that we're livin' in the noo, < An" sunny is the Ian' we aften tralvel •,•.' v.thro'; ' ' '* ' Biit'ln-valn-we look for something to/ which oor hearts can cling, For its beauty is as nothing to the palace o' the king. ' • We see oor frlen's await us ower yonder at his gate; Then let us a' be ready, for ye ken It's gettin' late; Let. oor lamps be brightly burnln'j let'w raise oor voice an' sing;* '. Soon we'll meet, to part »ae mair, t' th* palace o' the king. Hardware: The invention of proof shields is enlarging, and the paj> ent office will noon, |f it go on at th'a present pace, be compelled to estePllsb, a special s\ib-aepartment Jar the expa-> sltion pf devices Jn this dlrec^o^. A point Is laid down by & New YprH engineer, which JH that the o\Uer surface }C such material showia be o« » gofVyleJd' Jng material, ... This bi'eaHs the blow', anfl then the ,,inaterW to apt, to yar4'P,ff 9f" the forpp of , the* pjpJeotHe, 1C the outer- surface Is harijl and'-vnYleW" Sng the blow Js'samettrow go greiit to overpower tho recipient of tl»e and Instances are on record that men on the battlefield bays feej?n &Qtu»Wy Hilled by this shoe!?, ' The whole subject Is an intrlQate and the progress made in }t (a not as to deter the inventor from out new Iu a recent ens said tlift^ liUw thftt §}»a, him, an* t tUat Uacf a puaefl happily J(fi',

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