Such a brazen attempt to weaken, in our young minds, the influence of these time-honored sayings of our ancestors is in itself bad enough, and might be enlarged upon to a much greater extent, but that there is another and a more important side to the question. This other side is, perhaps, rather a matter of opinion as to expediency than anything else. If our modern Joshua is to perform his great act every morning, would it not be just as easy for him to do it twenty minutes earlier? It is anything but conducive to good digestion and good temper to eat one's breakfast hurriedly, under the impression that the hour of chapel is upon us, and then when the clock says 8.40 have the hands set carefully back to 8.31. We would not be understood as taking offence at the slight put upon Father Time, but we would like to see the old gentleman regulated a little earlier in the morning.