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92 A WORD TO THE WISE.
¦. *&»_ A Shietmaker Now It Is Probable ...
needle niueh women of tlie sympath was a mere y which sham had . He been stated expressed that some in the of behalf his own of
hands had left him , in the hope of bettering their condition by working for rivate ladiesbut the hands had aain returned to him ,
begging p their former , employment , for the g ladies were so hard and so nearthat they found they could do better on the warehouse
work ; and , he added impressively , _" some ladies would swoon at sights we see every day , but they would never think of doing anything "
faul t . are The all genius erring of some atures , and no is thing essentiall is more easy lene than tic to hence find
the pitiful demagoguery which persons curls the lip of the y sp better informed , portion of the community is facile to those whose thoughts are upon
their tongue , and are offered thence without having undergone any process of sifting or measurement in the mind . Yet along with the
heterogeneous utterances there does sometimes fall a just remark , a merited stricture ; and we are sorry to be forced to accept the
aspray sertions - — " From the hardness shirtmak of er heart as bein good g but Lord too true liver . us "We . ' may well
, some But it there is the are hardness various hinds ice as v well h as ard deg ver rees y of cold thi ; s but hardness the genial . In
influences of kindness may mel , t it , and the , strong man will tremble and weep in his surging emotion : so , could the giant glacier be
brought to stand in a more genial and equal clime , it would weep day In and other nig natures ht . it is the hardness of graniteno gentle influences
will affect it , nothing but some terrible force can ; rend it , and then , in its minutest ticleit is granite still .
par , "We may not judge another : nor indeed in any case , can we infer the nature or deth of human smpathfromoutward verbal
demonstration , however p excited or vehement yy . To , judge thus would be equallerroneous as to jude of the ocean ' s depth by its toss and
foam . There is often a great g depth of affection beneath a frowning and repulsive exterior , hid treasures of benevolent sympathy ; but
in the rigors of adversity , the sharp blasts of bitter biting poverty , the surface is frozen overand the man appears to have merged into
the brute . , These sealed fountains are sometimes very _easily broken up . A
Mend of the writer ' s was one day visiting in a very low locality , when she observed a Field Lane youih , a well known incorrigible
thief , tracking her steps , and pausing whenever she paused to speak to the various groups of children as she went along . She turned
round somewhat sharply , and with a glance of suspicious inquiry . We quote her own words— " He understood mebut instead of
assuming that air of profound innocence he doubtless , knew well how countenance
to assume , he blushed , that thief . I never beheld a finer ¦ % it was unmistakably Irish , and he had the brow of a poet , Oh , how
. su eloquent spicious of g sh lance ame he and said sadness with were ardor his : eyes ' If the , when hun in ger rep was ly to bitim - my
92 A Word To The Wise.
92 A WORD TO THE WISE .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1859, page 92, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101859/page/20/