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In what prayer do you beg of God to give you all things that be needful both for your soul and body?
In the Lord's Prayer.
Prove that we may expect hope and comfort from them?
Rom. xv. 4. “Whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning; that we, through patience and comfort of the Scriptures, might have hope.”
What do you pray that you may be enabled to understand
The law of God.
Shew from Scripture : what the law will teach you?
Rom. v. part of ver. 20. ." By the law is the knowledge of sin."
Then when the law has shewn you the nature and the guilt of sin, whither must you fly far pardon and salvation?
To the Gospel.
“ How Christ has died,
To save my soul from hell.”
To love my Bible more,
And take a fresh deliglit
And meditate by night.”. Give me an example of this in Scripture. - David says, in the cxixth Psalm, 97th verse, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”
ARABIANS' TREATMENT OF THEIR HORSES.
To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
SIR, I SHOULD be happy if you would insert, in your little work, the following pleasing account of the kind manner in which the Arabs treat their horses, and of the affection which they bear them. It might put to the blush many a man who calls himself a Christian.
“ The Arabs extend their humanity. to the very horses. They never beat them : they manage them by means of kindness and caresses, and render them so docile, that there are no animals of the kind in the whole world to be compared with them in beauty and in goodness. They do not fix them to a stake in the fields, but suffer them to pasture at large around their habitation, to which they come running the moment that they hear the sound of their master's voice. Those tractable animals resort at night to their tents, and lie down in the midst of the children, without ever hurting them in the slightest degree. If the rider ever happens to fall, his horse stands still instantly, and never stirs till he has mounted again. These people, by means of the irresistible influence of a mild education, have acquired the art of rendering their horses the first coursers of the universe,
“ It is impossible to read, without being affected, what is related on this subject by the Consul d'Heroieux, in his journey to Mount Lebanon.The whole stock of a poor Arabian of the Desert consisted of a most beautiful mare. The French Consul at Saïd offered to purchase her, with an intention of sending her to his master, Louis XIV. The Arab, pressed by want, hesitated a long time, but at length consented, on condition of receiving a
very considerable sum, which he named. The Consul not daring, without instructions, to give so high a price, wrote to his country for permission to close the bargain on the terms stipulated. Louis XIV. ordered the money to be paid. The Consul immediately sent notice to the Arab, who soon after made his appearance, mounted on his magnificent courser;-and the gold which he had demanded was paid down to him. The Arab, covered with a miserable rug, dismounts, looks at the money; then, turning his eyes to the mare, he sighs, and thus accosts her: "To whom am I going to yield thee up? To Europeans, who will tie thee close, who will beat thee, who will render thee miserable! Return with me, my beauty, my darling, my jewel! and rejoice the hearts of my children ! As he pronounced these words, he sprung upon her back, and scampered off toward the Desert."
THE COTTAGE GARDEN DIRECTORY.-JUNE.
For the Cottager's Monthly Visitor. Sow the main crop of kidney-beans, and, in the middle of the month, a little seed of the York,' or of the sugar-loaf cabbage, on mellow earth; water the bed till the 'seed comes up; and, when the young plants have got three leaves, prick them out on fresh beds, to promote their growth: these are intended to be eaten whilst young. Sow, in ihe second or third week, the large, or the common round white turnip, for autumnal
use. The yellow Dutch turnip, a kind 'which, probably from its colour, is falling into disuse, is equal in flavour to, and hardier than most sorts. A little broccoli seed may be sown on a bed which has been watered the evening before : shade the bed till the seeds vegetate ; and water the young plants. Finish sowing cucumbers and gourds by the second week. Weed and thin seed beds. Young leeks that are thinned out, may be transplanted into fresh beds. Having shortened their leaves, prick them out seven or eight inches from plant to plant, in rows, nine. inches asunder ; and, should the ground be dry, water them. Diminish the quantity of water given to strawberry plants, as the fruit approaches to ripeness. Do not allow plants to droop for want of moisture: a plentiful supply after a sultry day, greatly promotes their growth. Sir Matthew Hales states, that a sunflower perspires seventeen times as much as a man, and that a cabbage exhales nearly as much moisture as a sunflower : remember, that unless more is plentifully supplied, the plants cannot thrive. Propagate flowers by layers, cuttings, suckers, &c. Dry pot-herbs for winter use. Lay and plant cuttings of trees and shrubs. Inoculate apricot, peach, plum, cherry, and other trees, when the buds are perfectly formed, on the ends of the summer shoots. Transplant cabbages and savoys, for winter consumption, between such rows of peas and beans as are soon to be taken off the ground. Prick out young cauliflower plants, observing to water them well. Young broccoli plants should now be pricked out into beds. Transplant celery into drills for blanching. Continue to rub off, from trained trees, all buds which are improperly placed, and to lay in the young shoots.
Pot-herbs. The flavour of these is highest just before they flower. Gather them when the dew has evaporated, on a warm morning, and dry them quickly before the fire. As the flavour of plants is concentrated in their seeds, a small squantity of powdered celery, cress, parsley seed, &c. will communicate the peculiar flavour of the vegetable to a large quantity of broth or soup. The seed for this purpose should be finely pounded.,
Inoculation. The period for budding trees, varies from the last week in June to the middle of August, according to the earliness or the lateness of the season, and the species of the tree that is to be operated upon. The apricot is the first ready, which, together with the peach, nectarine, and plum, is usually budded upon plum stocks, at the heights at which it is customary to graft: the cherry is budded upon cherry stocks.
On a cool day, cut off a vigorous shoot, the growth of this year, from the tree which it is intended to propagate. With a budding knife, or with a sharp pen-knife, make a' cross cut half through the shoot, at the distance of half an inch below a plump full bud; then, cut directly upwards to some distance above the bud, and separate it, with the attached leaf, bark, and wood, from the shoot. Place the point of the knife between the bark and the wood of the little shield, and pull off the wood from the bark : if it separates readily, it is about the right season for budding ; but if it adheres, the proper period has not yet arrived. Make a cut across the stem of the stock, quite through the bark, but not into the wood, and then make a second perpendicular one of two inches in length; so that the two cuts represent the letter T. Slide in the haft of the hudding knife * on each side of the last cut, so as to raise the bark. Prepare a small shield as above directed; but if on the inside of its bark a small dimple appear opposite the bud, it must be rejected, and trials made, till one is obtained, in which no hollow appears, as, where that is the case, the heart of the bud has been
* Should the operator pot be provided with a budding knife, a small paper knife, or a piece of thick lantern horn, about half an''inch in breadth, rounded at one end, and shaved thin at the edge, may be used to raise the bark.