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manner in which his brethren treated him. Imitate him always; think the best, and speak as favourably of the unkindness. you receive from your brethren and your schoolfellows. See what great change may happen in a short time. In three days you cannot tell what may happen to you. We know not what a day may bring forth. Never forget the kindyou receive from others. Do not be

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ungrateful or unkind. Remember your friends and instructors.



FATHER of mercies, send thy grace
All powerful from above,
To form, in our obedient souls,
The image of thy love.

O may our sympathising hearts
That generous pleasure know,
Kindly to share in others joy,
And weep for others woe.

When the most helpless sons of grief
Low in distress are laid,

Soft be our hearts, their pains to feel,
And swift our hands to aid.

(Kindly, like Joseph, ask to know
Why tears and sorrows rise?
And when the reason is explain'd,
Then comfort and advise.]

So Jesus look'd on dying man,
When thron'd above the skies;
And 'midst th' embraces of his God,
He felt compassion rise.

On wings of love the Saviour flew,
To raise us from the ground,
And shed the richest of his blood,

A balm for every wound.





GEN. 41. 15. 16.—And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream, to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, it is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

AFTER two full years were passed away, Pharaoh had a double dream, which by its being repeated was more deeply impressed upon his mind. "And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and the wise men thereof; and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them uuto Pharaoh.”

The Butler heard that the mind of his royal master was much disturbed by these remarkable

remarkable dreams, which all the wise men of the kingdom were unable to explain. The chief Butler instantly recollected the remarkable dream which he had in the prison, and the exact interpretation of it, which had been given by Joseph. At the same time he remembered Joseph's request, and his own in, gratitude and neglect. He therefore thought that it was now a good opportunity for him to recommend Joseph to the notice of Pha raoh, and at the same time raise himself in the favor of his royal master.

Hear the account which he gives of Joseph. "Then spake the chief Butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day. Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief Baker: And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man, according to the interpretation of the dream. And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream did he interpret.


And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged."As soon as Pharaoh heard this, he immediately sent for Joseph in great haste. "Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pha. raoh." What Pharaoh said to Joseph, and the modest and prudent answer which Joseph gave, you have already heard. I shall therefore proceed to relate.


PHARAOH'S DREAMS." And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river; and, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well favored, and they fed in a meadow: And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favored, and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw. in all the land of Egypt for badness: And the lean and the ill favored kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill


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