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A TRIBUTE OF GRATITUDE.

MARK XIV. 8.-"She hath done what she could."

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Died for me.-An Illinois farmer was discovered kneeling at the head of a soldier's grave at Nashville. Being asked, “ Is that your boy? " he replied, "No, he lived in our town, and I have come to find his grave." The observer said, "Perhaps you represent his father, who could not come ? Yes, my neighbour was glad to have me come, but I came for myself. You see, I have seven children, all of them small, and my wife is sickly. I was drafted. There was nobody to carry on the farm, and I could not hire a substitute. My thirteen dollars a month would not feed the family. It seemed as though I must go, and they must suffer. When we were in our greatest trouble about it-just the morning I was to report at camp,my neighbour's son came over to my house, and offered to go to the war for me. He said he had nobody depending on him, and could go better than I. He went, and was wounded at Chickamanga, was brought to a Nashville hospital, and this is his grave. The farmer had come a long distance, at heavy cost, to write upon the head-board of his soldier-friend, "Died for me."

A FREE GIFT.

MARK XIV. 6.—"She hath wrought a good work."

The Widow's Rouble.-"A poor widow contributed to the Dorpatian branch of the Russian Bible Society a rouble; and, to the question whether that sum was not rather too much for one in her circumstances, she answered, "Love is not afraid of giving too much."

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THE WIDOW'S MITE.

THE WIDOW'S MITE.

MARK Xii. 41-44.

In the courts of the temple to numbers unknown,
'Mid circling beholders, the Saviour sat down;
With eye all serene on the multitude bent,
He marked where its throng to the treasury went.

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The rich with their gold and their silver appear,
And cast in their tributes of charity here
With looks all complacent, in gifts of much worth,
They sought for the praise of their brethren of earth.

Then passed by a lone one, neglected and poor,
Mean, worn her apparel, as scanty her store;
All timid and trembling, she dropped in her mite,
And blushed at the offering, and hastened from sight.

But He who sat by marked that boon as 'twas given,
And smiled on its donor approval from heaven :
Then what were to her the high looks of the proud,
Or her loneliness there in that cold, heedless crowd ?

"See! here is the giver whose offering is blest!
More precious by far than the gold of the rest!
For they from their careless abundance cast in,
Their breasts coldly heaving with pride and with sin.

But she this small pittance, her all, hath bestowed,
With heart full of love, as a tribute to God;
He blesses the effort-He notes it on high,
Her witness and record are both in the sky."

Oh! like unto hers be our dole freely given,
With motive all single, in offering to Heaven!
And still, from our little, our slowly earned store,
Let us lay by our mite for His church and His poor.

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By Rev. J. B. FIGGIS, M.A.
A New Year's Address to the Parents of
Sunday Scholars.

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The Sunday School Illustrated Almanack, in addition to its ornamental value, will be found of great use in inculcating those principles which it is desirable should animate every household. One text learnt every day, and practised throughout the year, would do much towards promoting home happiness; and as in this almanack divine truth is literally placed line upon line and precept upon precept, we strongly recommend its adoption for schoolroom and cottage walls.

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THINGS HOPED FOR. A NEW
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