If parents would consider the welfare and happiness of tboir children, thcv would choose the virluous mechanic, farmer, or honost trader, as companions and help-mates, instead of tbe rioh, nho aside froni their income, have no means of subsit-tence. How often does this queetion arise, and from tlieir paronts, iu cboosmg compariions and ,suitora for daughters. "Is bo ricb ? " Ii tbe daughter answers " Yes, he is a gentleman, neat in his dress, and can live without work," the parents are pleased. - Not many years ago a Polish lady, of plebeian birtb, but ol exceeding beauty and aeooinplishment, won the affectious of a young nobleman, who, baving her consent, solicited her from her father and was refülbd. We may easily imagiue the ae'.onisbment. " Am I not," saíd he, " of suffieient rank to aspire to yo.ur danghter's hand?" '■ You are undoubtedly tbe best blood of Poland." " And my fortuno and reputation," contiuued tbe nobleman, "are they no " " Your estáte is magnifieent," said the father, " and jour conduct irreproaoLable." " ïhen, hnvinj? your dnughter's consent, should í expect a refusul ? " said the nobleman. " This eir," replied the father, " is my only child, and her happiness is the cliiof concern of my life. All the possessioDS of fortune are presarious ; what Fortune gives, at her cuprices she takea away. I seo no seourity of indepen deucü und comfortnble living for a wife but one ; in a word I am resolved that no one shall be the husband of my danghter who is not the master of a trade." The nobleman bovred and retired. - Two years afterwards the falher saw approachiag bis house, a wngon laden with wares marjufaotured by the nobleman. He was now master of a trad, and bro't the wares made by hi oivn hands for inspeetion. The condition being fnlfilled, no further obstacle was opposed to the marriage. The revolution came ; fortunes were plundered, and the lords were scattered as chaff before the four winds of licaven. Kir.gs beenme beggars - some of thora teachers; but the Pole supported his wife aud her father by industry at his trade.