A Jew came to this country from London, many years ago, and brought

with him all his property. He had a lovely daughter of seventeen; with

her he settled in a charming retreat on the fruitful banks of the

Ohio, in the Western part of Virginia. He had buried his wife before

he left Europe, and he knew no comfort but the company of his beloved

daughter. She possessed an amiable disposition, and was well educated;

she cou
d speak several languages, and her manner pleased all who knew

her. Being a Jew, he brought up his daughter in the strictest

principles of his faith.

It was not long after that his daughter was taken sick. The rose faded

from her cheek, her strength failed, and it was certain that she could

not live long. Her father was deeply affected. He tried to talk with

her, but could seldom speak without weeping. He spared no expense to

have her get well. One day he was walking in the wood near his house

when he was sent for by his dying daughter. With a heavy heart he

entered the door of her room, and he saw that he was now to take the

last farewell of his daughter.

"My father," said the child, "do you love me?" "Yes," he replied, "you

know that I love you." "I know, father, you have ever loved me. You

have been a kind father, and I tenderly love you. Grant me my dying


"What is it, my child? ask what you will, though it take every

farthing of my property, it shall be granted. I _will grant_ your


"My dear father, I now beg of you never again to speak lightly of

Jesus of Nazareth; I know that he is a Saviour, and that he has made

himself known to me, since I have been sick, even for the salvation of

my soul. I entreat you to obtain a Testament that tells of him and

that you may bestow on him the love that was formerly _mine_." She now

ceased speaking, her father left the room, when her soul took its

flight to God who gave it. After her decease the parent purchased a

Testament and read about Jesus of Nazareth, and is now a devoted

Christian. Good children may be made blessings to their parents and