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' A parrot belonged to a merchant sage, (
A beautiful parrot, confined ia a cage, ... ', " '.
Ami mm day the food merchant' fancy ran
Oa a journey of traffic to Hindustan.
Ho bee's all ilia servants mud maidens coma,
And bo aakod them what f ifu ha ahouU bring
And each servant and maiden with thanks con
Whats'er it might be, that would pleas them
To hit parrot he turned, and said, smilingly.
"And what Indian rift shall I briar to tker "
And the parrot replied, "When than go'st thy
And beholdost my fellows as there they play.
on, give uieM pit message, and tell Uiem Ui
Ll Uiem Know Irom uie what captivity U!
Ob, tell them "A parrot, a friend of yours.
Who has danced with yon in these happy bow
lias been carried away by ill fate's design.
And now is confined in a cape of mine:
Ho sends you the wishtis that love should send,
And prays you to think of your absent friend.
Behold, he eavs. "horn- I nine, alas!
While you dance all day on the trees and grass;
it mis to tie lailtitul in friendship and lovi
I here ia a prison, and you ia a rrove?
4 h, remember our friendship in days gone by,
naa seoa me some nope in raptirity: '
The merchant set out, and his way pursued
Till he came at last to an ancient wood
Oa the borders of Ind, where, ia summer glee.
i ne parrois were sporting irom tree to tree,
He staved hia horse as he past them went.
A ad he gave them the message, his parrot sent;
am one 01 me turds, as the words bo said,
Fell off from its bough to the ground, as dead
Jore repeated the sage, as the parrot fell:
God's creature is slaiu by the words I tell.
Yob parrot and miue wero not frirnjm alone.
Their bodies were two. but their souls were one.
I his tongue of miue is like tl.ut and steel.
And all that it utters are sparks which kill."
He thea went on his way with a heavy heart.
And be traded in many a dintant mart:
Aad at length, hen bis traffic and toil were
II returoed to bis welcome homo once more
To every sonant a gift he brought
To every maiden the rift she sourht;
A - A .L - . . i .
nuuiur parroi, too, aasea, when its turn was
"Ota where ia the gift vou have brought me
"Twas a bitter message' th sage replied;
-For when it was giv'u, thy companion died!"
Ana me bird at once, when the words wero said,
Kelt off, like its friead, frost its perch, as dead
v hea the merchant beheld it thus fall and die,
tte sprang from his place with a bitter crv:
Oh, my sweet-voiced parrot, why fall'at thou
My well-lov'd partner of joy and woe!
Oh, alas! alas', that so bright a moon
Is veiled by the cloud of death ao roost"
Then out of the cage the bird he threw,
Aud, lo! to the top of a tree it flew !
And while he stood gazing with woud'ringeyes,
It tnus answered bis doubts, and removed sur-
You Indian parrot appeared to die.
But it taurht me a lesson of libertv?
Thataince 'twas my voice which imprisoned me,
i mus( uie to escape, aud once more be free:"
It then gave hint some words of advice era
And then joyfuUy ud.cd the good merchant
1 iiou bal done me a kindness; rood master.
Thoa hast freed me for ay from the bond of this
FrtB, my rood mmttmr, for mwmerrd ifv
Oa lAsa mkmltgmiutkt sanwreedoNi s ."
From Chamber Ediabargh Journal.
Tke Utile ntgrtan.
A SIMPLL eTOEV.
The only youthful inmate of a large old
fashioned hou.-e in an ancient town in the
very centre of Old England, was Maria
Walker. She lived with her grandmamma
and two maiden aunls, whom she would
have called very old indeed, though they by
no means were of the same opinion. In
deed, the little sitl most strenuously main
tained, on all suitable, and many very uu
suitable oecasioas, that they never could
have been so young as they seemed in their
pictures, which represented them as two
tall awkward girls, just struggling into wo
manhood ; one with a parrot on her hand,
the other with an ominous kitten in her
arms, and both with the blackest of hair,
the reddest of checks, the whitest of frocks,
and the pinkest of sashes.
Most people would have expected to
find little Maiia a very dull unhappy child,
it seemed such an uncongenial atmosphere
fur the buoyant spirits of a merry little girl ;
for the stillness of death reigned through
the house, whose echoes were seldom awak
ened by any sound, save that of Lilly's tail
patting against the drawing-room door,
when, nndine it shut, she took that method
of gaining admittance to the fireside circle.
where her beauulul white Fur contrasted
very well with the rich folds of grand
mamma's black silks and fortius. Lilly
was the descendant of the kitten in Aunt
Maria's pictured embrace, and this was a
circumstance which sadly perplexed the
youthful mind of Maria, who could not
reconcile the idea of so old a creature being
the grandchild of so young a one;
grandmamma and herself, she
served, were the ery reverse
Maria, however, was a very happy child,
though she durst not make a noise any
where except in her own play-room at
the top of the house. Of course die had
her troubles like all other little girls, even
those whose voices are never checked : and
she used to get into sad scrapes sometimes ;
but then she used soon to get out of tbem.
and she was neither perplexed by regrets for
tne past nor tears lor the future.
1 he very first serious difficulty Mafia
could recollect finding herself in. occurred
one day when grandmamma and both aunts
were gone out to dinner; an ctiu wf eiv
rare occurrence, and of momentous interest
in the family. Both aunts had had some
scruples about the propriety of leaving Ma
ria so very long alone, for company din
ners at Oldtown were celebrated at two
o'clock ; but as neither of them seemed for
a moment to contemplate the possibility of
staying at riome to take care ol her, their
anxieties assumed the form of strict iniunc-
a r.i .ia .
uons to .airs, .viartna, the housekeeper, on
no account to let ner out ol her sight.
ow, Mrs. Martha had not the slightest
intention of being guilty of a breach of
trust. But she had bought some green tea,
and baked a very superior cake, and had
&&ed two ladies'-maids to drink tea with
her; and it did not at all comport with her
ideas of comfort, that Miss Maria should
be beside them all the afternoon, and have
it in her power to retail in the drawing
room next day. all the news which she
hoped to hear.
Anxious to avoid equally the frying-pan
ana uie nre, nssne said aiterwards to Han
nah the housemaid, she determined to give
Miss Maria Uie materials whereof to make
a little feast, with her Tunbridee-ware din
ner service, and conveyed the "little girls
little table and little chair to a spot on the
grass plot opposite the large window that
opened to the ground from her own room.
There she placed them, with a large basket
of toys, in the shade which the spreading
wings of a monstrous eagle cut in box aflbr
dad, believing that the child would be con
stantly within sight, and, if she strayed, that
4a should miss her directly, and would
tpuakly follow. Why ihe ladies were so
vary anxious on this particular day that she
oddbm watched, she did not know, as
Miss Maria was accustomed to play by
herself in the garden for hours every day
"but I dare say it's but natural,- she aolilo- j
otriaed,-'wbeTi they -so "seldom go apleasu
ling, that they should be frightened about
Maria was in general a very good little
girl, and if she had been allowed to have
itr childish curiosity reasonably eratihed,
the desire that now filled her whole mind
would have had no place there. But Aunt
Charlotte so invariably insisted that little
rirls were never allowed to ask questions,
for that, when they grew up, thev would
know everything that was good for them to
know ; and she had very recently smarted
so severely under the laughter of her aunts,
when ahe had asked if rivers had teeth as
well as mouths, that she resolved she would
ask no questions, but try to find out for her
self what at present she ho much wished to
know : and the day when grandmamma and
aunts were to dine out, appeared so suitable
for the attempt, that it was with unqualified
pleasure she heard that Miss Martha was to
exercise the rights of hospitality on the
same evening. Maria's education liad been
far from neelected. She could read very
well, had beeun to learn to write, and had
received lessons in geography and history,
thoueh. from the drv tedious manner in
which they were administered, her ideas o
time and snace were verv confused. She
had funned a theory of her own, that al
celebrated persons of different countries
whose names began with the same kind of
sound, wero contemporaries; that, for in
stance. Queen Anne and Hannibal, Queen
Mary and Marius, Brutus and Bruce il;
traveller, might have known each other if
they had but lived near enough. Her ideas
of geography were not much less vague, as
may be inferred from the fact, that she Ikj-
lieved certain mounds in the churchyard to
be really what Mrs. Martha asserted them
to be. the graves of the infants slaughtered
by Herod. Her grandmamma told all her
friends wliet very ereut pains she took to
eive Maria good principles. Her lectures
on these points might all be reduced to riv
head; namely, to put ever thing to its
proper use. to be genteel, and to hate the
French. It will not be surprising that,
with such training, the perusal ot tne I
a . a C j- l 1
grim's Progress, a copy of which had
cently been presented to her. give an
urely new bias to
a - w
puzzled waa she to guess how much of it
might be true. when, one day as they were
driving out in the carriage, she saw at
little distance from the road a verv hand
some house. On some one asking the
name of it, she did not hear the answer
distinctly, but was quite sure she heard the
word Beautiful : mod as they immediately
began to descend a hill, she immediate
concluded that it was the palace Beautifu
and that the hill was the hill Difficulty
One great point was now ascertained, that
there were really such places; but she be.
gan to be sadly distressed when it occurred
lo her that they were travelling in die
wrong direction from what they ought to le
Oldtown was a town where fewer chan
res occurred than is more populous and
modern places, and Maria scarcely reco
lected ever to have heard of any one's leav
ing it. Certainly she nad never heard
any one going on a pilgrimage, and she
wondered very much how her aimts, who
had told her tlie Pilgrim's Progress was so
veiy good a Itook, should have read it will
out thinking it nveary to take the advice
The rector of the parish happened to cal
the very next day at Airs. Walker's, and as
he was going away, inquired so kindly after
the little girl, that she was called in from
die garden to see him. He asked what
book it was she was reading, and when sh
Kiid it was the Pilgrim's Progress, he
stroked her head, and said he hoped she
would not delay setting out on her pilgri
mage till she was the age of Christian, add
ing that a youthful pilgrim was the most in
teresting object he knew. This la-st obser
vation was addressed to her aunts, who as
sented to it, as they did at every thing Mr
Roberts said, that it confirmed the resolu
tion which -Maria had already taken ol set.
aiB.aa a t
ting out alone. 1 need hardly add, that
the day she fixed upon was die one to which
we have already so often alluded
The party assembled in the housekeeper's
room had just reversed their cups in trier sau
cers, as a signal that they did not wish them
replenished, when one of the party requested
Mrs. Martha's permission to bestow a piece
of bread, thickly buttered, and covered
with sugar, upon Miss Maria we presume,
as a token of gratitude for keeping out of
their way. Consent was obtained, but as
Miss Maria was not to be seen, the
whole party issued forth into Uie garden in
search of her. Every walk was exolored.
but in vain ; and at last a little gate leading
into a wood being found open, the wood
was searched, but with no better success
What anguish did Mrs. Martha suffer
when she thought how faithfully she had
promised not to let the child out of her
sight ! They retraced their steps to the
house, some one suggesting that she might
be there. But no ! all their search was
vain. Hannah thought she might have
gone to buy some barley sugar, but she had
not been seen at the shop, nor on the road
to it, for Hannah stopped to ask every one
she met if they had Been the child. Hour
after hour was spent in an unavailing search,
Md at last the ladies arrived aj homo. rn
a scene of confusion ensued that battles
description. In the midst of it a boy ar
lived with a little shoe, which he said he
thought must belong to young madam : of
its being hers there could be no doubt ; and
many were the tears shed, over what, Mrs.
Martha said, was all that now remained of
Miss Maria. The boy could give no ia
formation as to where this relic was found,
for a woman whom he did not know had
given it to him to bring to Mrs. Walker,
saying only that she had got it fram a man,
whom she did not know, who said he had
found it. but she did not ask where ; but
she thought, if it was hers, it might be
comfort to her friends t) have something
that had belonged to her.
But it is time that we should return to
Maria. When she had made up her mind
to set out, it was a distressing thought to
her that she knew not the direction in which
to turn for the purpose of finding the path
she was to pursue, and she was determined
lo ask no one by the way, for fear of en
countering Mr. Worldly Wiseman. The
road by which they came in the carriage,
she knew, did not bring them th.ough the
wtcjtei oaie. one conciuaea, tnereiore,
mat mere must De some diuerent route
through the fields to the foot of the hill
Difficulty, which she could distinctly see
from the garden ; so she resolved to make
her way throtfgh the fields for the chance of
hnding u ; but she could not succeed in get
ting there by the right path, she would at
any rate get there; and when she reached
the porter's lodge, at the rata of the palace.
aha would there ask them to take her back
to the beginning of the path, which she was
aura some of tbem would do. She set out.
then, expecting ererr moment to hear her
name called from behind her ; for she
a w or
membered that Christian's friends
clamorous that he should return, and she
laturally supposed hers might be so too ; but
she was firmly resolved to pursue the same
ourse that he did, and put her angers in
her ears, that the might not hear. She had
her misgivings certainly, as to the propriety
of leaving home ; but then she thought Mr.
Roberts had so disUnctly recommended ner
ourney, that her aunts could not blame her
very much, particularly as it had not escaped
her observe tion how cordially they nan
agreed with him as to the necessity of it ;
and they had ho otten on a ouniiay evening
exhorted her to do during the week all that
Mr. BoliertH had enforced in his sermons,
dial she thought, or tried to think, that for
once they would have no cause to com-
plain. She scrambled over or through
several hedges, without seeing any thng at
all like a path through the fields ; still she
fanned she was gaining upon me mil, and
she thought if she readied the Palace, they
would allow her to sleep there, although
ilia had not coino in by the icket Gate,
since she really wished to go through it ; and
she amused herself by wondering whether
she should sleep in the tame room where
Christian Intel slept, and whether they would
give her any armour, or whether it was worn
by men pilgrims, fche was interrupted in
iier reverie by seeing a number of cows run
ning, as she feared, towards her ; so she be.
gan to run too, and it was not till she had
climbed a gate into the next field, that she
missed one of her shoes, which had fallen
off in her rapid flight dial same shoe which
caused so much lamentation at home. She
durst not go back to look for it, as a dog
was still iha.sing the cows ; but site thought
she could manage to walk without it, as the
grass was so very soft, and she was sure
either Prudence, Piety, or Charity, would
give her a new one. At last she reached
the high raad, and began to ascend the hill.
By this time she was very tired, very sleepy,
and very r. ungry, but she remembered Chris.
uan had tell sleepy beie also ; and she re
solved, however tired, not to sleep in die ar
bour, for which, however, she looked in
vain, and concluded it had been pulled
down ; she could not help feeling very glad
of it. as with her tired little limbs it cer
tainlv would have been very difficult to re
si st the temptation. She was very much
shocked to see how maiiy people were com
ing down the hill, and that no one but her
sell was ascending it. At length she saw
two tall big men apparently running a ruce
down, and her little heart beat more rapidly
as she thought how very awful the lions must
look : for if these were not Timorous and
Mistrust themselves, she did not for a mo
ment doubt that they were terrified in the
same manner. She had not seen any lions
the day they passed in the carriage, and
site had sometimes almost ventured to hope
that they no longer existed ; but how the
poor little thing trembled, when, on reach
ing the bend of the road, when it swept off
to trie lodge she had before seen, there ap
peared, rejrasiiig under Uie shade of two
fine beech-trees, two enormous lions!
Maria was no great naturalist, or si e would
have perceived at once that they were made
of stone , but she never for a moment
doubted that they were leallv ihe lions !
She stood gazing ami trembling for some
time, continually repeating: "Thr lions
were chained, but he uw not the chains;"
and then, summoning up all her courage
sue ran jwittly between them, passed
through die gate, and knocked with all her
little might at the door of the lodge. I
was opeinxl by a tall good-humored-looking
man ; and Maria, awe-struck at beholding
at length o )e of the individual of whom
she had thought so much, dropped a curt
a -it .
sey, and said, "It you please, sir, are you
stchful .' " hy. Mi., as to that,
said the man, smiling good-huinoredly, '
hope 1 be ; what did you please to want V
'I want l)i:retion, if vou please, sir," re
plied Maria. "I say, Missis," said the
man, looking over his shoulder at his wife,
"didst ever hear the like of that ? here's a
little maiden says bs how she wants disc re
tion. ':ll, i ve seed many a one ns
wtnted it afore, but never one as owned to
it. A sharp-featured vinegar-looking wo.
man now appeared, looking very unlike
any thing Mttria expected to see so near die
house Beautiful. "So you want discretion.
-iiss. no you : en, i woimkt il uieie s
any tiling else you want ?" "I thought,'
said Maria, tiymg to look brave, might
perhaps te allowed to sleep either here or
at tne paiare.
A private confabulation now took place
between the husband and wife, in which it
was agreed he should take Maria to the
quality at the great house, as may be they
would make something of her. Maria felt
very proud when she found herself with her
hand in that of Mr. Y atchful, and actuall
on the way to the palace. Her guide let!
her outside, while he asked to speak to Mrs
Adams, to whom he said that the little lady i
ntellects seemed all of a heap together, it
was such a queer thing to hear a child like
her talk of want of discretion, though no
doubt it was all very true. Mrs. Adams
told him to get a horse ready that she might
send him off to the friends of the little girl,
as soon as she had ascertained who they
were ; and she came and led Maria by the
hand into the drawing-room so tenderly, and
looked so very kindly, that Maria began lo
feel quite re-assured. She was delighted to
course, were Piety, Prudence, and Charity.
Mrs. Adams as soon as she had given her a
large slice of bread and butter and some
new milk, said, "Now, my dear, you'll tell
us what your name is, and who your papa
and mamma are." 'My
name, ina am, is
Maria vv aixer, ou. i never naa eiuier a
papa or mamma,'' replied Mari.t, with the
utmost, simplicity. "And where do you live,
dear? "At Oldtown, with my grand.
mamma. "aiki wtere were you going,
my love ?" "I did not want to go farther
than this house to-night. I always intended
to sleep here.' "And does any one know
you were coming here ? "2so, ma am
No one knew exactly that I meant to come
to-day; but our clergyman, Mr. Roberts,
strongly advised me to come, ami he said I
could not set out too soon." "And what
was your object in coming, Maiia?" "I
wished to set an example to all the people
in Oldtown, was the answer, and both
-Mrs. Adams and her daughters were quite
al a loss what to think of their little visitor.
Maria, however, had gained so much
courage, that she thought she might now
venture to ask a few questions and begun
with, "Do many children come here
ma'am ?" "Yes, sometimes we liave chil
dren' here. We're all very fond of them
when they are good." And have you got
any armour for little girl's ma'am ?" This
was almost too much for the gravity of
Mrs. Adams, but she determined not to let
her see how much amused she was, but
rather to .encourage her in asking any ques
tions she pleased, hoping by thu means to
obtain a clue to Uie very extraordinary state
in which Her mind seemed to be. "Oh
no !" she said ; "but why do you want to
know ! "I was afraid you had not," said
Maria, and then looking very serious,
Please, ma am, tell me is this bouse very
near the Valley of the Shadow of Death !"
My poor little child, said Mrs. Adams,
drawing her close to her and kissing her,
thai, none of us can tell; it may be
nearer than we think. "But you wont
send me there to-night, will you ? and the
child half cried as she asked the question,
"You'll let me stay and sleep here!'
"Yes. that vou shall, dear little wanderer,
and I think you must need sleep very much,
lor you look urea, ana your time nana is
very hot." "I suppose nobody ever comes
back here that s been through the valley,
continued the child, almost as if thinking
aloud. This touched a chord in every
bosom present, that thrilled through them,
for their mourning was yet new lor one very
dear to them, who had been suddenly bur-
ried through tliat valley of which Maria
spoke. "I've been thinking, ma'am,
would be a terrible thing for a little girl
. . . v a. a a
like me to go there alone without any ar
inour : oh ! please do let Piety go with me
oh, pray do !"' said the child, wondering
what she could possibly have said to make
litem all cry so. At this moment the por
ter arrived to say he was ready, and Mrs,
Adams dearcd him to tell Mrs. Walker bcr
little Maria was safe, but very tired, and she
would .either take her home in the morn
ing, or would be very happy to see the ladies
If they liked to come and fetch her. "J
don't want to go home," said Maria ; "1
only want to go back as far as the Wicket
Gate, that I may begin at the beginning.
"Oh. now I see it all ! exclaimed site
whom Maria was sure must be Charity ;
"you dear delightlul little creature, you ve
been reading the Pilgrim s Progress til
your little head is turned, as I'm sure mine
would have been at your age, if I had not
had a good mamma to explain it all to me ;
and as you never had a mamma, how coul
you know any thing about it !"
A few judicious questions now drew forth
from Maria the whole story of her pilgri
mage, and when her aunts arrived before
breakfast next morning, they were quite
surprised to find her looking so well and
happy and rational, as they had been very
much frightened by Mr. Watchful's account
of what be called her lighuieartedness and
want of discretion
Mrs. Adams begged she might be allowed
to stay a few days with them ; and before
the time came for her departure the beauti
ful allegory which had so much perplexed
her, was made so very plain, that she
thought she must have been extremely stupid
not to have found out the meaning for her
My young readers will, I am sure, be
glad to hear that Maria, who has now little
girls of her own, has long since found the
true Wicket Gate, and is anxious to show
to others the privilege of being permitted to
enter it. rew in the present dav have not
greater advantages dian she had : and if
any are induced to ask themselves the ques
tion, whether, with superior instruction, thev
are equally in earnest to obtain in the days
of health. Piety for their companion through
that dark valley, which sooner or later a
must tread, mv story will not have been
written in vain.
A Flket or Pelicans. It is a pleas
ant sight to see a Hock of pelicans fishing
A doen or more are flying on heavy, flag
Cl ner U'mcr ni'pr tho u.-i iIia Intis ruL
doubled on the back, so that the beak seems
to protrude from the breast. Suddenly, a
little ruffling of the water arrests their at
tention : and with wings half closed, down
each plunges with a resounding plash, and
in an instant emerges to the surface with
r i in i i
nsn. i ne Dean is neui aiott, a snap or
two is made, the huge pouch is seen for i
moment distended, then collapses as before
i i - -i .1 i .
ana neavuy tne nira raises to wing, and
again beats over the surface wiih its fellows
It is wo.thy of observation that the pelican
invariably performs a somerset under th
surface ; for descending, as he always does,
diagonally, not perpendicularly, the.heac
emerges looking in an opposite direction to
that in which it was looking before. hen
the morning appetite Is satiated, they sit
caiiiiiy on uie iieaving suriace, looking
1 1- -I I r i .
much like a miniature fleet. (iotse's fords
The Kev. Sydney fc-mith observes of the de-
lights of tropical climes:
"Insects are the curee of tropical climates,
1 he hete rouge lays the foundation of a tre
mendous ulcer. Ina moment you are cov
ered with ticks. Chigoes bury themselves in
your flesh, and hatch a large colony of young
cnigoes in a lew nours. l hey will not live
. . L I.... I-
logeuier, out every cnigoe sew up a sepa
rate ulcer, and has his own private portion
ol pus. r lies get entry into your mouth,
into your eyes, into your nose ; you eat flies.
dnnk flies, and breathe flies. Lizards, cock
roaches, and snakes get into the bed ; ants
eat up the books ; scorpious sting you on
me loot. rvery imnz ones, stinra. or
bruises; every second of vour existence
you are wounded by some piece of animal
life that nobody has ever seen before, except
Swammerdam and Meriam. An insert
with eleven legs is swimming in your tea
cup, a nondescript with nine wings is strur.
gling in the small beer, or a caterpillar
with several dozen eyes in bis belly
hastening over the bread and butter ! All
nature is alive, and seems to be gathering ail
I . I : 1 1 .
iici ciiiuiiiuiugiiai I loom lu eat you up as
you are standing, out of your coat, waist.
coat, and breeches. Such are the tropics
All UiU rvMacilea ua to Our Umr loga, va
pours, and drizzle to our apothecaries rush
ing about with gargles and tinctures to
our old, Jintish, consutuuonal coughs, sore
tnroau, ana swelled laces.
Thc Would hates Pretence not Pie.
tv. It is not true, as this bad writer iDr
oiyiwj is perpetually saying, that the world
hates piety. 1 he modest and unobtrusive
piety which fills the heart with all human
charities, and makes a man gentle to others
and severe to himself, is an object of univer-
sal love and veneration. But mankind
hate the lust of power "hen it is veiled on
der the garb of piety ; diey hale canting and
hypocrisy ; they hate advertisers and quacks
in piety ; they do not choose to be insulted :
- .a .a
Uiey love to tear folly and impudence from
the altar, which should only be a sanctuary
for the wretched and the good. Sydney
The real Source or IiirLOtscE.
The advance of civilization, the progress of
woriaiy aaairs, are gradually tending to a
great assimilation Detween the different class
es Of Society: but the Dolidrel harrlera
may vanish, and the social ones may re
main in full force, and even with far more
offnsive stringency than ever, if the re
serve (it cannot, in all cases, be called the
pride) of wealth is suffered to remain in
unabated vigor. The real source of influ
ence is sympathy; the only means of exer
cising it is through sympathy; and we may
bestow alms without end, and have socie
ties without number, and see no results
from our gifts and our labors till we reach
the hearts of the poor-and strange hearts
they would be, if the distant iiod, and the
formal investigations, and the measured terms
in which we are wont to address them, were
to win them to us and to our objects' LtAv
n ' . rt -i ' 7
ummm m TH
T MBS. BOIIHEY.
I mind ma of a pleasant time,
A season long ago ;
Tbs pleasantest I'resTer known.
Or aver now shall know.
Bees, birds, and lillle tinkling rills.
So merrily did chime ;
The year was in its sweet spring-title.
And 1 was in my prime.
I've never heard such music since.
From every bending spray ;
I've never plucked sncn prim roses.
Set thick oa bank and brae.
I've never sjnelt such violets .
As all that pleasant time
I found by every hawthorn-root
When I waa in my prime.
Yen uoory down, ao black and bare,
Was gorgeous then and gay
With golden gone thea blossoming
As none blooms aew-a-iay.
The blackbird sings but seldom now
Up there In the old lime.
Where hours on hours he need lo sing
When 1 was in my prime.
Such cutting winds came never then
To pierce one thro' and thro;
Mora softly fell the silent shower.
Mora balmily the dew.
The morning mist and evening haie
(Unlike this cold grey rime)
Seemed woven warm of golden air
When I was in my prime.
And blackberries so mawkish now
Were finely flavored than ;
And nuts suck reddening clusters ripe
I ne'er shall pull again.
Nor strawberries blushing brite as rich
As fruit of sunniest clUne;
How all is altered for the worse
Since 1 was in my prime !
wlilaaau Far (area.
"I knew n Pulcinello. said the Moon. The
folks all shouted whenever he made his appear
ance on the stare. All his movements were
comical, and raised peals of laughter in the
house, although there was nothing in particular
lo call it forth it was only his oddity. J-.ven
when a mere lad, romping about with the other
boys, ho waa a rulcinello. nature formed him
for the character, by putting a hump on his
back and another on his chest. But the mind
that was concealed beneath this deformity was,
an the contrary, richly endowed. INo one pos-
ssssed a deeper feeling, a mora vigorous elastic i
tr of soirit than he. The stare was his warld
of ideals; had he been tall and handsome, every
manager would have hailed nun as hia hrattra.
gedian. All that was heroic and great filled his
soul, and still bis lot waa to be a rulcinello..
His very sorrow, his melancholy, heightened the
dry comicality of his aharply-mark feature,
and aroused the laoghtrr of a ticklUh public,
i M applauded Its favorite.
"The lovely ColuniUna waa good and kind to
him, and yet ahe preferred to give Iter hand to
Harlequin. It would indeed have been too com
kal a thing ia reality if 'Beauty and the Beast'
had married. W henever Pulcinello wa dejected,
ahe was the only one who could briag a smile
upon his lace, but ike could even make him
laugh outright. At first she was melancholy
like him, then somewhat calmer, and at laat
overflowing with fun. I know well enough
what ails you, she said; 'it ia love and love
alone! And then he conld not help laughing.
Love and I! he exclaimed; 'that would be droll
indeed: how the folks would clap and shout.'
'It is love alone,' site repeated with a comi
cal pathos; 'you love you love me!'
"Aye, people may speak thus when they ima
gine that in others' hearts there is no love. Pul
cinello skipped high into the air and hia melan
choly was gone. And yet she had spoken the
truth: he did love her; he loved her truly, fer
vently, as he loved all that was noble and beauti
ful in art. Oa her wedding-day he seemed the
merriest of the merry; but in the night be wept:
had the folks seen his wry face they would have
clapped tneir nanas.
"Not loag ago Columbine died. On the day
when she waa buried. Harlequin had leave not
to appear upon the boarda: was he not a mourn
. i it - -i ....
ing wuiower: out tne manager nad to give
something very merry, that the public might the
less miss the pretty Columbine and the agile
Harlequin. So the nimble Pulciuello had to be
doubly merry; he danced and skipped about
despair ia hia heart and all clapped their handa
and cried 'Bravo, braviasimo!' Pulcinello was
called for. Oh, he waa beyond all price!
"Last night, after the performance, littlelluinp
back strolled out of the town, towards the lone
ly churchyard. The wreath of flowers upon
Columbine's grave had already faded. There
he tat down; ir waa a perfect picture; hia chin
resting upon his hand, hia eyea turned towards
me a Pnh-inello upon the grave, peculiar and
comical. Had the folks seen their favorite, how
they would have clapped and cried, 'Bravo, Pul
cinello: "bravo, brarissimo"
"Often have I seen young officers, parading
for the first time in their splendid uniforms I
have seen maidens in their ball-dress the hand'
some bride of a prince arrayed in her festal at
tire; but no joy to be compared to that which
I wituensed last evening in a child, a little girl
lour years or age. she bad received a present
oi a new nine blue irocK,and a new rose-colored
bonnet. The finery waa already put on. and all
present Called out for candles, for the lirht of
. .... .
ine moon-neama mat snone in at the window
was far too little. 'Light, lirht! was the crv
There stood the maiden as stiff aa a doll: her
little arms stretched out from the frock, and the
Angers wide apart from each other; and eh.
how her eyea and every feature beamed with
"To-morrow yon shall go out,' said her
mother. And the little girl looked up at her
Donnei.tnen aown at her frock, and smiled with
rapture. 'Mother, said she, 'what will the dop
think when theyaee me ia my smart dress?'"
itn Carisrisa Andrrten
Fbwuiea BauBav Andersen's first meet
Ing with Frederika Bremer on a voyage to
"Evening came on, and about midnight
we were on the great Wener lake. At
sunrise I wished to have a view of this ex
tensive lake, the shores of which could
scarcely be seen ; and for this purpose I
left the cabin. At the very moment that I
did so, another passenger was also doing the
same, a lady neither young nor old, wrap
ped in a shawl and cloak. 1 thought to
myself, if Miss Bremer is on board, this
must be she, and fell into discourse with
her ; she replied politely, but still distantly,
nor would she directly answer ray question,
whotbe she was th anihoroaa of th cele
brated novels. She asked after my name ;
was acquainted with it : but confessed she
had read none of my works. She then en
quired whether I had not some of them
with me, and I lent her a copy of the 'Iin-
provtsatore, which I had desUned for lias
kow. She vanished immediately with the
volumes, and was not again visible all
"When I again saw her, her countenance
was beaming, and she was ful) of cordial,
ity ; she pressed my hand, and said that she
had read the greater part of the first volume,
and that she now knew me.
"Miss Bremer related many legends and
many histories, which were connected with
this or that island, or those farm premises
up aloft on thc mainland.
"In .Stockholm, the acquaintance with
her increased, and year after year the letters
which have passed between us have strength
ened it. She is a noble woman ; the great
truths of religion, and the poetry which lies
in the quiet circumstances of life, have pen
etrated her being." Hans Christian An
dtrsen's Story of his own life.
The Past.- When the act of reflection
takes place in the mind, when we look at
ourselves in the light of thought, we discov
er that our life is embosomed in beauty. Be-
VOW a m
hind us as we go, all things assume pleasing
forms, as clouds do far off. Not only things
familiar and stale, but even the tragic and
terrible are comely, as they take their place
in the pictures of memory. The river-bank,
the weed at th water-side, the old house,
the foolish, person, however neglected in
passing, have grave in the past. Even
the corpse that was lain in the chambers
has added a solemn ornament to the bouse.
The soul will not know either deformity or
pain. -Emerson. v '
A voung but already influential female
bad lent to this latter party the frtttige of
her youth, bcr genius, and her enthusiasm
it was Madame de StaeL Necker's
daughter, ahe had umpired politics from her
birth. Her mother's talon naa Deen tne
arnacvlum of the philosophy of the 18th
century. Volume, Kousseau, Bunon, JJ Al
embert, Diderot, Raynal, Bemardin, de
Saint Fierre, Condorcet, had played with
this child, and fostered her earliest ideas.
Her cradle was that of the Revolution. Her
father's popularity had played about her
lirw and left there an inextinguishable thirst
for fame. She sought it in the storms of
the populace, in calumny and death. Her
genius was great, he soul pure, her heart
deeply impassioned. A man in her energy,
a woman in her tenderness, that the ideal
of her ambition should be satis hed, it was
necessary for her to associate in the same
character, genius, glory, and love.
"battue, education, and fortune, render
ed possible this triple dream of a woman,
a a a
a philosopher, ana a nero. juorn in i re-
ntihlic. educated in a court, daughter of a
minister, wife of an ambassador, belonging
by birth to the people, to the literary world
by talent, to the aristocracy by rank, the
three elements of the Revolution mingled
or contended in her. Her.genitn was like
die antique chorus, in which all the great
voices of the drama unite in one tumul
tuous concord. A deep thinker by inspira
tion, a tribute by eloquence, a woman in at
traction, her beauty, unseen by the million,
required intellect to be admired, and admi
ration to be felt. Heia was not die beauty
of form and feature, but visible inspiration
and the manifestation of passionate impulse.
Attitude, gesture, tone of voice, look all
obeyed her mind, and created her brilliancy.
Her black eyes flashing with fire, gave out
from beneath their long lids, as much ten
derness as pride. Her look so often lost
in space, was followed by those who knew
her, as if it were possible to find with her
the inspiration she sought. That gaze, open-
yet profound as her understaiiding. had as
much serenity as penetration. e felt that
the light of her genius was only the re.
verberation of a mine of tenderness of heart.
Thus there was a secret love in all the ad
miration she excited ; and she, in admira
tion, cared only for love. Iove with her
was but enlightened admiration.
"Events rapidly ripened ; ideas and things
were crowded into her life ; site had no in
fancy. At twenty-two years of age she had
matunty of thought with the pace and soft
ness of youth. She wrote like Rousseau,
and spoke like Mirabeau. Capable of bold
conceptions and complicated designs, she
could contain in her bosom st the same
time a lofty idea and a deep feeling. Like
the women of old Rome who agitated the
republic by the impulse of their hearts, or
who exalted or depressed the empire with
their love, she sought to mingle her feelings
with her politics, and desired that the eleva
tion of her genius should elevate him she
loved. Her sex precluded her from that
open action which public position, the tri
bute, or the army, only accord to men
in public governments ; and thus she com
pulsorily remained unseen in tlie events she
guided. To be the hidden destiny of some
great man, to act through and by him, to
grow with his greatness, be eminent in his
name, was the sole ambition permitted to
her an ambition tender and devoted, which
seduces a woman whilst it suffices to her
disinterested genius. She cot Id only be
the mind and inspiration of some political
man ; she sought such a one, and in her de.
lusion believed she had found him. La
Young, lovely, radiant with genius, re.
cently married to a man ol serious mind,
who was touching on old age, and but re
cently mother of ber first child, Madame
Roland was born in that intermediary con
dition in which families scarcely emancipa
ted from manual labor are, it may be said,
amphibious between the laborer and the
tradesman, and retain in their manners the
virtues and simplicity of the people, whilst
they already participate in the lights of so
ciety. The period in which aristocracies
fall is that in which nations regenerate. The
sap of the people is there. In this was bora
Jean Jacques Rousseau, die virile type of
-Madame ltoland, A portrait of her when
a child represents a young girl in ber father's
workshop, holding in one hand a book, and
in the other an engraving tool. This pic
ture is the symbolic definiuon of the social
condition in which Madame Roland was
born, and the precUe moment between the
labor of her hand and her mind.
"Her father, tiratien Philmnnn. van an
engraver and painter in enamel. He ioin-
eu to tnese two proiewona uiai m a irauc
-i -i - t r r .
in diamonds and jewels. He was a man
alwava asnirine hirber than his abilities al
1 o C7
lowed, and a restless speculator, who incee-
a w as aa
santly destroyed his modest lortune in his
efforts to eitend it in proportion to his am
bitious vearninrm. He adored hia daurhter.
and could not, for her sake, content himself
with the perspective of the workshop. He
rave her an education of the hirhast dcrree.
u q o
and nature had conferred unon her a heart
for the most elevated destinies. We need
not say what dreams, misery, and misfor
tunes men with such charities invariably
brinr unon thmr hnnaaf familiea
Ther vounr rirl rrew un In thi iimn.
pnere oi luxuriant imagination and actual
f . a a
i . a . . - . . .
wreicDeaness. endowed witn a Dremalure
judgment, she early detected these domestic
miseries, and took refuge in the good sense
oi ner mother irom the illusions ol her la.
ther and her own presentiments of the fu
'Marzuerite Biovmt her mother's namel
had broughf her husband a calm beauty,
and a mind very superior to her destiny, but
angelic piety and resiznation armed her
equally against ambition and despair. The
mother of seven children, who had all died
in the birth, she concentrated in her only
child all the love of her soul. et this
very love guarded her from any weakness
in the education of her daughter. She pre
served the nice balance of her heart and her
mind ; of her imagination and her reason.
Mt a a . .a - .
1 he mould in which she formed this youth
ful mind was graceful ; but it was of brass.
It might have been said that she foresaw the
destinies of her child, and infused into the
mind or the young girl that masculine spir
it which forms heroes and inspires martyrs-
Nature lent herself admirably to tha taak.
and had endowed bar pupil with an under,
standing even superior to her dazzling beau.
ty. This beauty of her earlier years, of
ass a a . w
which ahe has bersell traced the principal
features with infinite ingeniousness in the
more sprightly pages of her memoirs, was
far from having gained the enerrv. th mL
ancholv. and the maieatv which aha auhn.
quendy acquired from repressed love, high
thought, arid misfortune.
"A tall and aunnla fimira flat dulA.
ri -o -i
a prominent bust, raised by a fret and strong
respiration, a modest and most becotning
demeanor, that carriage of the heck which
beaneaka infranirlirr Malr rA anA k!
blue eyes, which appear brown in the depth
soul passed rspidly from lendemes, to .'
E. the nose of a Grecian statue a n?
rge mouth, opened by a anile as '
speech, splendid teeth, a turned and )
ivuiura -iiui 50 c 111 me oval of her f
tures that voluptuous acd fetuinin r
without which even beauty does not
love, a skin marbled with the an;.n.,:J
life, and veined by blood whii h ihTl
impiession sent mounting to her che!
lone ol voice which borrowed its vihrsV
from the deepest fibres of her
hich was deeply modulated to its t
movements (a precious gift, for iUiJ
vmcc, wtuiu 19 uiecuannei 01 etnutiosf
woman, is the medium of persuasion f
orator, and by both these titles nature
her the charm of voice, and bestow'
ber freely. ) .Nah, at eighteen yea
was the portrait of his younr girL
obscurity long kept iu the shade a. i
prepare lor uie or death a soul moi
and a victim more
perfect." lb, t
Aa soea as ysu find year hsantf
bleed him in the neck in proprC
neas f th founder. Ia xtraaa.
Used him a lng as he caa Bg
draw his head up, as m romm
and with a spoon put back a kb I
salt aatil yon get him to -wallow ..
carefnt net t let him drink to ar
anoint round the edges of hia kaaC
01 turpentine, and your hone will I
A founder nerra-lM
- r. ------ -...j k-' we
01 n none. I be fit-am arreata it from the I
toe ami 1 axreeia 11 irom the atonurh and I
and th spirits of terpentine armta it fn
feet and limb.
I one rede a hired hona ii-a .1
in two days, returning him at night th
day: and his ownr aranl.l not h .... l .1
he had been foundered if 1 Lad not told fcin.
I nce, in a travel of srvea hia..r4 J
foundered my home three times, J .
think my journey was retarded more uua
day by the misfortune, having in alt ra
srrveu ana practised the above pmeripu
have kaewa a foundered norm tarnd
nirkt en rreen feed: in the nar.i.. .
be well, havinr been aura-Mi ik.
All founders mast be attended to immedU.
I. H-. f
Peach Pu klks. On of the niwt
and delicieus pickles ever tated ia mavia W
rip . uagaioue reacnes. ima Sae jiij,
food vinerar and add t it foar noaon. l
sugar; boil this for a fVw miantes J
aay annua mat may rise; tiw-a take elm.
r - mi iuia
flannel clot t remove the duw a uima tW
.J -1L-L. ti. i I . , '
h i il w uimi ar. iy i, nut rub it...
miT. i iuui nuvra la earn; but!
into a glass or earthen veasrl, and p.ur tu, ,
qnor upon them boiling hut. t ovar t!lflu
and let theut stand ia n cool place fur 4 w.
tea days, then pour off the liquor .uu U, ,
before; after which rrtura it Unliu ij'.
pea.-bee, which should be carefully rutrre. u
and stored away for future uv.
avmtlM aadj laiaraua!.
VtgHmkU mmJ Fruit Prwmrt U"
PkiUdttpkU Atmerifm, was fijurrd m tUr fc,.
ton CuttirmCr, July .Id:
"VV ar told by a creditable eve.w.tavs.
practical application of the theory cf tend
ance in the preservation of fruit,'florr,
vegetables, which has recently Iwra pautc.M
a citiaea of Philadelphia, and' n luca aw -tually
in operation A large ajwtntent i u. :
under rronnd. the sides of which arentwtu
n double wall containing saw tiut i t:
ceiling ia a room filled with ire. a -hi h tra. u'i
melting filters through the saw dust k-e..
1 th temperature of the nnder ground
always x r anrenheit, jurt two dgr iVi
freeziar point. lo thi apartment. Ipiaa xi
pies, oranges, Mowers, utraa berries, etc . j- -f.r
served with romulrla freahneaa. fur aay lLfi
of time. A renlieiiian connected with th.. '
fire saw applea perfectly frU aud aa fraj-.i
when first ripe, that huve lain iu this i tw
tory since Vtobrr laat. I-uiooh, too. r t:r-
as fresh as ever, which were iinportml nwj.U
ago ant Do up hi lur j k-viea a box tri;ijj j-;
as many dollar. Flowert, berri-, aui iii
periahablea fruit hav hern W-l iu th usu
manner long enough to xhuw that tli ptv-xn
tive pwers of this place are proralIv in.ir&M.
and that hereafter no otwtarle will it to a
enjoyment in mid-winter of all the luxury
the summer. This i almost a rood u i Kj
iag a city."
GlKKX Coa PlDDIW The liOUiAvJIr Jur
nal aays ou of the very best thing cvrr brmf.'.
to tne laoie, in in puoding linr, i gmni c.rt
pudding, prepared according lo the fu.lu ;
recipe. Let every wife, who would Ukt t
pria ber kuaband by a rare delicy, try it. Tj
of green Cora twelve ears, and grat it u. '-.
add one quart ot sweet milk, a qiurtrr u: i
pound of fresh butter, four rcg U '--''-
pepper and salt aa mueh as umcwut : r
well together, and bake four hours ia a luttr
dish. onte add to the other iugredient a i.r
tsr of a pea ad of sugar, and eat the o. :(
with sauce. It is good cold or warm, i .a
meat r sauce but epicure of the most
sit last declare for it. we believe, hot a u -
AaTincisL W.Tta Powta. Am lti;a En
gineer has received the verdict of the Pan Vk
amy for a water mill, of from i to 50 hr -er,
worked by an artificial water-fall. an. f-n
caa b placed up as a motive power ia ui bu
afactery, occupying a small space, rrouinaf. i
tte labor, aad of coarse producing vat i'u.a;
aa compared with th ateam-ngiae, it nsu:".
no combustible. It consists of eight pam
works with great rase bv a sinrle uio. il
said that two men would sathce iot as ttr:
hors power machine.) by means of aa w
bly disposed counterbalance system. T
pumps supply a reservoir placed at a?rw
height above th water-wheel, as ia the tv
a natural fall, and th water falling ; t
wheel to which th strap for the tuactiinert
in manufactory is affixed, the whole re"i4
and pats th machinery in motion. Thepara-t'
f this invention ia th return of the aratri u
th fountain-head in such a way a to , i
STtaa Hod Caitirt.4. The Ie 1
t aayas - Mm contractors oa 5,e gjy T-ttf
an4 iii v i .
atsam. A small engine is ph ceU ia tbe Us
.wuia. now nosii ineir nnck i
sory oi in mm, t wnicn ,pLd ..
ei,l.?wMl'C.fr,M" raKie to lb. flvf i;
which th workmen are .nrared. T the eh
I Wan IkAjian aVawLaaas ak.sa.-J .
" "T mortar are lonte ai
hook, which la firm' - ..k.i ... ,K. kai it
arrivina; at tk le. Ih. take th
tram th chain - .i . . ...
Part of th br-.iUin. a ... .r Ot
, . man .i.i uu.
engintf-keffii, m bvJ, tie r
nrnarfc tt- 41 w - T J -
T . . "T ui aownwara se
chain. Th lW . .i . . ..Y-ii
J ln, ingenious invention.
- w wa auvwi iweiH Vii'v -
The Loantnc R - a tf
city of Philadelphia haa rseeatlv iuvsfi,
obtained n patent for n new arricaliar.1 lav"-
.7 mu-a prmiss l contribute r
riallV tO til skriil.rn.-. . I irau3
wa ,.iwi t
The mac bias is called a "Leading
consists of a a er two rakes, sim .lar to t -.t
moa norso rake, attached to th -;
ar raised bv Hi. i.i .1
team, and deposit their eeateau ia the
Bv this - u ,k. ft. i k. iik
T , mm MIW mmy ft II Will iu
th labor f six r eight men, is resd:lv perfom
d by a men and 1 boy, la three-fourths sf
ordinary time. With th force ahore
three-quarters ef aa acre caa be takea up '
fair avarasMi- k.ir ti. nit
m w J . hwwi. mm--
h. utinrf-J 1. ft. ft. i . i. . I ISt
" j m, sua aom siirni anerauoas, -rdinnry
aay wagon, and can bs dels
idaaanuw. Th coat will be such as l p- '
within th reach of every tanner who is
tomwl t aa th couiiuoii hors rake.
fltun. f ..... ft 1 .:r..l ..rfiiir
-. wuMia i .r. r unuiuui'"
at haa besa iavaated by Mr. D. Vmioif
mor street. London. Th aUa ar roaM
d t b folded ap beneath the body of tbsne
HUM SUt Of th . aa Uftstlv mad as w n I
iavaribi and well nroteeted from dirt. I'1" 1
thi sang depository th steps ar projects.
th ate ml nali. k. : A - .h A1
- - r " a aaw .MIMBgw awl,
ting f which rotnm than again t tlieir sn
ral niaet). Th stop ar nsaved by a spring
4 naon by th door f th earriare.
Iron caatiaga stay bm Waaaai by tbsr(
clsaainf. aad snbaeawaat awiaisriiia is s
una aulphat a cappr, when they sc--cant
of th Inttor metal. They mast bs
wmmwrnm ia war.
ueur resection, a look whirl, t.