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Have you seen a Ghost ?—The Ghost on the Wall-
Darkness—The Night Expedition—The Ambush-
A novel definition of Labour—The Churchyard—Work
the lot of all-Little Daffydowndilly and Mr Toil—
“ As lame as St Giles's Cripplegate.”
“ Bear, and blame not what you cannot change.”
“ When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”
The best mode of instruction is to practise what we preach.”
“ Neither praise nor dispraise thyself: thine actions serve the turn."
“ He knows best what is good that has endured evil.”
WITHERED branch on a hale and vigorouslooking tree is an unsightly object, and
unpleasant for the eyes to look upon ; so also is a dead rose on a rose-tree when all its companions are blooming with life and beauty. But the proverb says,
Better a dead branch than a dead tree,” and “Better one dead rose than twenty :” and after all it may not arise from any radical fault in the tree that it has a withered branch, or in the rose-bush that it has a dead rose; it may have arisen from outward circumstances over which neither the one nor the other possessed any command, some outward and deadly influence which the inner impulses of their being had not sufficient power to ward off or counteract.