Recreation is a duty. It ia not mercly a thing of' personal choice it is as positivo a duty as labor. The athlete who understands the eoonomy of strength, neycr in liis exercises oes beyond tbe poiut of fatigue, and tile regular mental athlete ought to know that beyond a certain point exertion is veritable unqualified suïcide. It means a draft upon the vita! resonreog - the cutting off of life at tbo other end. There are mort! ways of not rendering a good account of talent than burying it in the earth. A man is given three-score-andten yer8 to do bis work. He doos not lie down and sleep, but makes an inconsiderate atteuipt to iuiprove upon the divine arrangement by making the human life but two score.