Six days shalt thou labour.
BY HENRY HAWKINS
EXODUS, XX. Six days shalt thou labour. We have two great ends to accomplish in all that we do in this world — to avoid [n\-nishment, and to obtain reward, if reward can be claimed by performances so im-perfect, as, in their best state, to require the added merits of a sinless propitiation ! Every forbearance should have the one, and every action should have the other, of these motives to sanctify it. Short, at the longest, as is our time of probation, and uncertain, as we are, whe-ther the next moment may not end ir, we might suppose, if our wants and our foHy did not interfere, that man would have but one species of employment — the service of God, varied only by the alternative of acts of devotion and deeds of charity ; and could the inhabitant of another world sur-