- Havo yon ever watched an icicle as it formed ? Havo you not noticecï how it froza on, n drop at a time, until it was a foot long or more ? If t!ie water was nlean, thcn tbe icicle reroained olear, and sparklcd brightly in the sun ; but, if the water was but sligbtly muddy, the icicle looked foul and its beauty was epoiled. Just so our charactera are fortning. Oue little thought or feeliog at a time adds its influeace. If eacb thought le pure and right, the soul will bo lovely, and will sparkle with happiness; bu', if impure and wrong, ihere will ba final deformity and wretchedness.