An old clergyman who formerly lived in a New Hampshire town was remarkable for his eecentric modes of speech. His way of asking a blessing was so peculiar as to sometimes effect the risibles of his guests, although he appai tly was entirely unconscious of this fact. When he seated himself at the breakfast table, and saw spread i'.pon it a meal greatly to hls liking, he said: "Lord, we thank thee for this excellent breakfast of which we are to partake." A more simple meal, but one which he still regarded as comparatively satisfactory, would cause him to say, "Lord, we thank thee for this good breakfast set before us." But when the minister's eye roamed over the table and saw nothing which was especially to his taste, although the tone in which he uttered his petition was not lacking in fervor, his sentiments were clearly to be discovered. "Lord," he invariably said on these occasions, "fill our hearts with thankfulness, we beseech thee, for this meal set before us; for with thee all things are possible."- Youth's Companion.