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imitate Jacob's care of his flocks and herds. How often do they overdrive those intrusted to their care. They occasion much pain to the poor creatures and loss to their employers. Drovers are often very cruel to the cattle they drive. Let all children imitate Jacob's child. ren, in their obedience to their parents and respect to their relations.
Love between Brothers and Sisters.
WHATEVER brawls disturb the street,
Birds in their little nests agree;
Fall out and chide and fight.
Hard names at first, and threat'ning words,
That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,
To murder and to death.
The devil tempts one Mother's Son
To rage against another;
So wicked Cain was hurried on
The wise will let their anger cool,
Our hearts may all be love.
GEN. 35. 8. But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak.
IT is very remarkable that only three nurses are mentioned in the Bible. The first is Rebek→ ah's nurse. The second is the nurse of Mephibosheth. "He was but five years old when his father and grandfather were killed." His nurse heard of the Victory which the Philistines had gained over the Israelites. Saul and Jonathan were slain in battle. Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan. As soon as the nurse heard the news, she was afraid they would send a party of men to the house of Jonathan to kill his son, because he was next heir to the crown. She took up the child in her arms and was hastening with him to some place of safety, but making more haste than good speed, she fell, by which means either the child's ancle bones were broken or put out
of joint, so that he was lame for the rest of his life.
The third was the nurse of Joash, who was taken by his aunt when he was only a year old and concealed with his nurse in one of the chambers of the temple for six years, so that by this we may suppose there were but few nurses among the Jews.
Let us then proceed to speak of Rebekah's Nurse, I shall notice. Her NAME, CHARAC TER, OFFICE, DEATH and BURIAL.
I. Her NAME, and CHARACTER,
Her name. Deborah means a Bee. A little in sect that is very industrious. Nurses must be industrious, for they have generally plenty of work to do. At least I know that nurses in
England have not much time to spare. The character of Deborah seemed to have been such as to have gained not merely the respect, but the love of all Jacob's family. When Rebekah was grown up to years of maturity, she was still kept in the family, of Bethuel. She went with Rebekah to Abraham's dwelling place and ap pears to have remained with Rebekah till her death.
death. Jacob seems to have paid a visit. to his father, and finding that his mother Rebekalı was dead and her nurse advanced in years, he took her into his own family. She must have been dear to Rachel and Leah on many accounts, having lived in their father's family, she was no doubt much res peeted and beloved by them. They were able to repay her, services by their kindness and attention to her in her old age. There is nothing recorded concerning her from the time she left Padan-aram with Rebekah till she died. She seems to have been a worthy character, or else there would not have been so much we ping at her death as to give a name to the place where she was buried.
II. Her OFFICE.
This seems to have been that of attending on Rebekah in the capacity of a friend and companion. It is said "That when circumstances compel the Egyptian women to take a nurse, she is not looked upon as a stranger. She becomes part of the family, and passes the rest of her life in the midst of the children she has suckled.