j da:cing at home. ! Henry Ward Reccher look occasion in a recent sermon to allude to rccrca- i tion aud amusements in the home-circle home-circle as being healthy and natural; and we append what ho said about j dancing : I "Some porsons, when they join a church, think they must pull all the mirth and giee and music out of their lives. Don't do it! If a love song ripples up to the surface of your heart, ting it ! jdng it ! Don't let it die. My second mother for I rcmemlwr no other w:is my ideal of gentleness, propriety and elegance. Sha was not, however, very demonstrative. She . used before marriage, to lie quite a belle, and was often known to trip the 1 light fantastic toe One evening as my ' lather played a tune on the violin, my mother arose and in the most ; graceful manner possible to conceive, i commenced to dance around the room. ' I didn't know wliut to make of it. I was speechless with consternation and I delight. My father looked on in surprise. sur-prise. Never in the whole course of , my life had 1 known sueh a thing attempted at-tempted in my father's house. It was deliciou.", and 1 got a lesson then which has lasted me ever inee. 1 think to this day if my mother had danced oftcnor and ued the catechism less it , would have been better for all of m. i If you have a talent for music, cultivate culti-vate it; for dancing, cultivate it; whatever what-ever gifts tiod has given you, make i the most of Ihm, whether of voice, , foot or eye."