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JOHN OREENLEAF WHITTIER.
IwniTTrs on TI1K nuii.KTiv.
Tho death of Whittior at tho ago
of 85 yoara should cause no fooling
of rogrot among His aunnrors, lor his
lifo was rounded to full ooinploto
(noss nnd canio to a peaceful end
aftor n careor dovotod to the caifo
of freedom and tho social and moral
olovation of his fellows.
Nono of his contemporaries have
sung thomsolvos so deeply into the
hearts of tho masses in America as
ho, and wo must look beyond tho
common lovo of song for the reason.
His ork has nono of tho finished
olognnco of Longfellow, nono of tho
sparkling wit of llolntos nor was ho
capable of tho grand llightsof Bioy
nnt and Lowell.
But in spito of his ignorance of
prosody thoro is a natural melody in
all that ho wrote that has at least
gainod him a terrestrial immortality.
Ho was essentially a poet of tho
fooplo; his friends were among the
owly or among thoso who, like hiin
solf, had sprung from tho ranks and
fought their way to I 1km. in by sheer
forco of intellect.
Thoro no or was a ragged urchin
whom ho deemed beneath his notice,
for beneath the dust and grimo and
tho tattered garments his clear pio-
photio vision saw tho future man.
His early lifo on a Now England
farm imbued him with that passion
ate lovo for nature that is so grace
fully expressed in his poems. It
was j while working thoro that ho
formed a romantic attachmont for
his employ or's daughter whoso
imago haunted him all of his lire
and to whoso inoinorj ho consecrat
ed his lovo of domesticity and re
mained a bachelor.
Ho has given us an exquisite pic
ture of this lovo episode of his boy
hood in "Sly Playmate," so full of
homely pathos as to thrill tho lag
gard pulses and dim tho sunken eyes
of ago with sentimental memories
of life's prime:
" My playmate left her home,
And took with her tlio laughing spring,
Tho music and the bloom."
"I walk with noiseless feet the round
, Of uneventful jears;
Still o'er and o'er I sow tho sprint;
And roap the autumn ears."
"I see her face, I hear her voice;
Does she remember mincV
And w hat to her is now tho boy
Who fed her father's kino " "
This hopeless passion did not,
however, embitter his kindly nature,
nor did ho allow it to burden his
songs with tho exception of tho one
quoted and a similar tonder ly ric en
titled "In School Days."
The true poet is never a maudlin
sentimentalist and Whittior, who
sang as tho birds sing, spontaneous
ly from inherontlovo of melody, had
worthier use for his lyro than to
offer its strains on an alter of self
immolation to bo lost in tho sacri
ficial flames of unrequited loe.
J. T. Trowbridge wrote an amus
ing commemorative pooni on Whit
tier's seventieth birthday in w Inch
he described tho ludicrous ef
forts of two little Quaker lad, to lift
themselvos bodily oer a fence in
defiance of tho laws of gravitj'. One
of these ingenious youugstora after
wards sung his way to renown in tho
National Era under tho initials J. G.
W., and tho other well tho other
must hao somehow got oer tho
fence and into tho field of oblivion.
It is a rather sad commentary upon
Whit tier's forcible anti-slavery songs,
his vigorous and eloquent protests
against imprisonment for debt, and
his manly appeals in bohalf of labor,
that his death has called forth less
iavorable comment upon his lifo
work than did tho demise of tho
"good gray poet," Walt Whitman,
whoso claim to futuro distinction
must rest upon tho merits of "Loaves
of Grass;" a work familiar only to
students of literature and re-read
only by that class that delight in
perusing tho Decameron. In no
sonse can Whitman bo doomed tho
peer of Whittior as a poet. Tho
former attained an undeserved audi
ence through tho kind praise of K.
W. Emerson, who, if wo except tho
Rhodoraj tho lines on tho death of
hiB idolized sou, "tho deep 03'ed
boy," and a fow minor poems that
wore written under stress of emo
tions that stirred tho profound soul
of the philosopher to its depths, was
as unmusically mechanical in his
verse as Whitman.
Poots, mnlo and female, hao al
ways been "creatures of clay," brim
ming over with romance and a
boundless capacity for falling in lovo,
legally or illicitly, and tho lines of
tho masters will not bear too close a
Meredith tells us that "a poet
lovod a star" and won tho luminary
only to exclaim: "I miss from Heaven
a star;" and tho star sighed: "I miss
from earth a poot."
Yot Whittior has escaped all
calumny. No slanderous tongue has
over assailed tho spotless purity of
his lifo. His long intimacy with Lucy
Larcom, tho Lowell factory girl, who
drew hor inspiration from tho hum of
looms and whoso sweet madrigals
broathea hope(to quote her own
words) for "a second lifo, more spirit
ual than tho first a lifo won only
out of death," caused no idle gossip
but was recognized as a silicons and
helpful friendship between an honest,
earnest man and ono of Amorica's
noblest typos of womanhood.
It is well that, in this ago of licen
tiousness and "poetio liconso," when
oven tho author of tho "Light of
Asia" sullies his title of nobleman
by indulging in low amours with tho
dancing girls of Japan, a groat
"poet whoso austoro lifo has been
passed in a fiercer light than evor
boat upon a throuo, should leave bo
hind him an honorable record of
rugged manly virtuo.
Yot no man among tho many who
havo sot thoir thoughts to rhymo
had a greater 'charity for human
frailties than ho. I quote from his
poem on Burns:
"Lament who will the ribald lino
"Which tells his lapse from duty.
How kissed the maddening lips of wiuu
Or wanton ones of beauty ;
Hut think while fulls that shude between
The erring one and Heaven,
That he who loved like Magdalen,
Like her may be forRiven,"
Aftor tho publication of his first
volumo of poems a roviowor in tho
Atlantic Monthly, at that day an
nuthorily upon literature, wrolo con
temptuously' of his "YniiUoorhymos"
and cited a striuir of unmusical com
binations, such as "morn" with
"dawn," etc., but tho poet survived
the critic, and tho proem to hislator
volumes contains tho following
apologetic stan .a:
"Tho harshness of a Northern clinio
Tho rudeness of an untaught ear,
The jarring words of one whoo rhjrno
Heat often Labor's hurried time,
Or Dutv's rugged march through storm
Disraeli in his Lothair says with
the essence of refined saicasm: "To
morrow the critics will begin. You
know who tho critics aro? Tho men
who havo failed in literature and
Fortunately critic spleen did not
drive our poot of tho pooplo to an
carlv grao as it did poor Keats,
There is an ontiro nbsonco of wit
or humor in Whittior's poesy, and in
this respect ho resembles that stut
tering princo of good follows,
Uharlos Lamb. Ono fails to discoor
oven in his most ambitious flights,
any suggestion of his having boon "a
midnight student o'er tho dreams of
saires. " Ho uuafied his insnirational
draughts from the fount of Nature,
and lie says in tho "Barefoot Boy":
"Kehewlng books and tasks,
Nature nnswers all lie asks"
And t ho charm of his song is duo
to that heimit-liko simplicitj that
found in wild bird's note, hum of in
sect, and tho seductive whispors of
tho wind among tho pinos of his na
tive State a deathless melody that
ho so happily translated.
11. H. Stoddard says:
"Mo whom tho crowded city holds
Whoo feet havo worn Its stony high
ways, Familiar with itH loneliest street,
Its w ays are nover my w ays."
And tho ways of tho city and tho
world had no charms for tho Quaker
Unliko Bryant, Lowell, Longfel
low, Holmes and Emerson, ho
neor loft tho shores of his native
land, and ho tells us:
"I know not how in other lauds
The changing seasons come and go,
What splendor falls on S nan sands,
Or purple lights on Alpine snow;
Nor w itli w hat pomp the sunrise waits
On Venico at nor watery gates,
A dream to me is Arno's vale,
And the Alhambra's halls are but a
Aftor tho correspondence between
Carlylo and Emerson was publish
ed. Whittior shocked by tho cheer
ful frankness with which thoso two
intellectual giants discussed the mon
and measures of thoir time, ordered
all of his private correspondence to
bo burnod, thus destroying a valuablo
lecord of his personal observations
during tho exciting times through
which ho passed, for surely tho asso
ciate oi such mon .is damson, l'hil
lips, and tho cotorio of writers be
fore mentioned tho Carey sisters,
and all tho brilliant galaxy of stars
that glowed in tho iirmamont of
literature that hao now darkled
into space, must havo written his
impiessions in onduring prose.
(2'o be continued.)
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From the Troy Kansas) Chief.
Some years ago we wore very much
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morbus; and now when wo feel any
of tho symptoms that usually pro
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berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
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but to let our leaders know what is
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Invitations to Smile.
"I think," said Mr. Smickins, "I'll
make an astronomer of my boy."
"Has ho a taste for mathematics?"
"No; but ho is a wonderful guossor."
Mrs. Goodun Do you take an in
terest in church work! Mrs. Charrs
Oh, yes, indeed, mum. Mo husban'
is janitor of a church an' 1 swoops
and scrubs it. iW u York Herald.
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Tho Pacific Hahdwahe Co., (L'd.),
havo just received an invoice of tho
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But who would cravo
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Among tho incidents of childhood
that stand out in bold roliof, as our
memory rovorts to tho days when wo
wore young, nono aro mora promi
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that it was Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy cured hor of croup, and in
turn administers it to hor own off
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Tho illustrious traveler looked
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"Nothing very high about horo," said
ho, scornfully. "Make out his bill,"
said tho hotol landlord, turning to
Tho Mona rcli Dailies
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