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The Art Of Employing Time

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Adam Smith has shown, boyond all possibility of cavil, that a great niany inoiu j.ius can be inaile il' the process is ïivided amohg eiglitétën trades, than if baóh workman is obliged to make Pvery pin i'rom beginning to end hiniself. ScS too, i natnralút, who Rienda year aftér year in the obsorvation of red artts, will bo likoly to learn far nioro of their natttre and habits than could ever bc known without making them the objects of spooial study. ïho:c is a story told of a teirned (ïerinan professor who gave his whole lilb to the study of the Greek irtieli-, and who on his doath bed, warnfd his son to learn bom his cxainple, and not to fritter away his tiinu in trying to toaster so extensivo a subject; forhehimjelf Juni ftiilcd in that way, whereas h8 tnight have accomplished something if he had confined his lubors to the dativo case. Now it is no niean thing to accoraplish somotiting, and tliere is a denp delignt in knowing tíiát a tliirig is dohe woll. Perhapa oiic is happier if, by dint of patiënt grubbing far a lifetime, he iinally gets to . tlie bottom of one thing, than lie would be if, likií a sfralloW skiwnjing over a thousand iuealow8, ho had beori nterely aipping the manifold swoets of nature, even though ho should have sippcnl of them all. We would riot speak too jiósilivtly on this point for it is sö !asy tö be wrong. But in so far as we may speak, wo will declare our convictioii that thore is a higher ideal than exclusive dovotion td a single end, and that more happiness and t In' in 'si se i al rcsultsfire attainable ly au harmonious development of all our facÜlties, intelleotual, moral, and cKsthetic. e believe that a state of society is desirable, and we hope it is attainable, in whioh even the pointer of pins or thé lowliest of workers will, in addition to his routine of work (for vr do not oxpect ot desire to see división of labor discarded), iiud both time and inclination tó extend his thought over other fields. We feel that no mau should, if he can help jt ullow himsolf to be absorbed in a siiigle" pursuit as to find no pldasure elsewhere; and thus dwarf tho greater part of his nature, There is a joy in work, it is true, if work be performed with heart and strength ; but there are innumerable other joys of nature, vvhich' present tlieniselves at unexpected moments in unexpected ways, and must bo grasped at onco or tlu'y are gono forever. - Exchange and l!ü rit .e.


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Michigan Argus