COWPER wrote some lines about swearing which

it would be worth while for every one to learn:

"It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme

Rudely appealed to on every trifling theme:

Maintain your rank, vulgarity despise

To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise."

Some who would not swear by the name of God,

think nothing of swearing, "By George," or "By

jingo," or by something else. Others often cry 

out, Good gracious!" or, "Mercy on me!" and pie

like. These are the beginnings of swearing. They

are to profane swearing what acorns are to 

the oak.

Our Saviour said, when on earth: "Let your

communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for 

whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."

 This means that we should use plain language.

 David had a short prayer to this point: "Set a 

watch, O Lord, before my mouth; and keep the

 door of my lips."

Young Reaper.