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H.T. Kent, P. M. darWiHc,
C. E. Perkiss, P. M. Auburn,
J. H. Hkittos, Tr. y,
B. Gibson-, P. 31., Pavnesville, '
Doct. V. II. Nicki.ix, New Hope,
P. W. Ovr.aLY. P. M., Shamrock,
AV. W. An.vMs, Marlhasviile,
John Ri.i.s, New London,
A. Hendkix, P. M. Spencerbtirg.
Jas. N. Chimin, Hickory Creek,
Doct. J. Adams, Ashley,
;t ?3arricJ Yet.
Tin sing'. yet I'm irg'c jet!
A:id cor have -n ince I cameui!
la vjin I sh in v:.;n I fift:
Vc r whit crj the nun about'
I vow fin twenty u:i, ya po ersl
A fpi:itor's hl is bard to bar
On cir'ii : lu::c 10 ;.i. s her hcurE.
An l a.VrwarJs !rnd n ; es - t'oif n Afic.'
Ko ofT.r M t no ciisr yet:
I'm jr;jz'cd ijuile to i.i.'.,e it ou:;
For tv--v lier.a n:y cup I set,
V.'tiat, what, v. i: -t u'i' the i.i' ii thotif
Tneyd.in't ;rp-i-c tluv v-:n't prop.-) e,
tor ;"i a:, pi-ir ,ps, ',! tul s:iy "yutV
J-it 1?; thr.i! '.r; fur '..eavca kaanra
I'm tiri;:i of fir blcsseui.oi s.
N it trsrri' d y' mt niarrir d ytl
lie deuce :s :n ll:n men, I :"eai:
I'm like a cni?th.ii tu be let.
And tub"! I1 i'.-iir that's clear.
They say "sti- V pivt'.y hat no chini
And Idve u i'.hn it it ."jns in dut i!'
It agiiaies my di-to li.i.ii
That I Iive had no oScr yet!
took it i;!i- i :s !if- I'!
He acc.-r.'.:;: ; y !o-o.
very sor.r. ma : sir
to 1 a v
A r.iMf.t h:
suited him, ::u 1
s not long ut siriK-
ing a harg-tiu and set
!;ng the pri
iieJ to a ck
narics. lie lhc-11 a;
man to pe
irai the ceremony.
"Uiit a:" vou nret ar
red tor such an
importar.t c.r.r..:e n Lte : sa:i the ; o;) M.;,i, noRse,.l?e. anj botheiin sis
reverend fon'iema.i. j ter Kt til she pot rirht tired of him
"I etif ss I be,' s-.id Johnathin, '-for ; .,Pj;in '.,, lie wanted togitmar
I have gt u-.y hnd jest paid for, and' ,ve.j S() br)j .a ,i;n-t know what
ewn a good yoke ot steers an 1 a cow." .,',.!,! comeol him.nr.d how we wish-
"Yery v t-'l said the holy man, with e j somebody would bang up a bag for
long breath and a sober lace, "ali i:;in. ,i,e Mnrv did for me. .
these v.or .i v tr. rigs may be very
proper in their place to be s-ire but;
have you ever thought ol s ilva'ion?'- i
This was a noser. ".So atiun,
says Jonathan, "who in thunder 's
"Mnrm, mayn't 1 go to play horse
lo day?" "No child you must stay
lo the house." "Now look here.
marm, if vou don't let me, I'll. go and j
, i , , ,, i i, ...
catch t he measicu- I know a big bo,,l
what's got "cm first rate.r
Annexation A Nr.w Feature. ;
ivery dny brings about sometmng
new. In "popping the question nov
the stricken individual, instead of say
ine. "Mi will von m.irrv me!" ex
claims, "Miss are you in favor of an
A Hard Question lo Answer. We
ee the following question going the
rounds in the papers: Organ.
"Suppose a canal boat heads west-north-west
for the horse's tail and has
the wind abeam, with a flaw coming
JP in the South, would- the captain
ccording to the maritime law, be
justifid in taking a reef in the utove
pipe without asking the cook!"
We should think it would depend
(treat deal upon what they for dia
ler ba board, says the pic.
A Georgia General advertises that
repairs boots, shoes and brogans as
uiuathat lie is not restricted with
rgard to currency, as salt, pork, corn
m'U Vive chickens and hominy are
11 recpgnized by him as a "legal ten
From the Spirit of the Times
The Georgia Major Again
iUojor Jones Courtship; detailed
w"n otllcr ocenes. Incidents and Ad-
- I T
ventures, in a series of Letters bv
I Himself. To which is added "The
Q . . " " " ' " 1 M
I jrel Attraction. Madison, C.eor-
' press of C. R. Hailleiter, of the ,
Since we published the "Getting
on of Minor Jones' Courtshio" nmi
I. i. . -f .' . ri- '
ins ..1.V.OUIU 01 1110 mucinous consum
Htinn which followed, we hare had
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! "le ll'ril' to receive ''with comoli-
gree of attention second, onlv to those
... .v ...v . 11n.11 in ve auraciea a 11 e-
ol too wo:id renowned Maj. Down
ir. of Downingville, D iwn East.
In i:i:iking otir acknowledgments for
tliis copy of the gallant Major's let
ters, we trust he wdl "he pleased to
ci pi, ::s a (.itjiitirnatist would write,
toe nsrTr.tnces of our
, . . .
I Thesfl le'ters were addressed to
j W.j'. Thompson, I'sq., tlie i'ditor
j .f "The Soutlicrn Miscellany," a very
j c riT.! weekly journal, published at
j M.ul.st'n, Ga., v.i'h which w. would
; h.ae exchanged long since had we
;li.oun his .-.ihlresi. Whether lhi
j".M 't s . iir Totison," the editor, is
jii.ii soif tii" author of these ietteisor
1 1-. (jepouent s;:iih not, though his edi
i tori;. Is indicate the possession f a
! rase U nd oi wit and humor. At any
; r.ite v. e lo t e he may long live "to
I c nie again." and to "say a good word
I tor us" to Miss Carline,"' v. ho it will
j L.? e n in l!.e postscript of the cn
jnX"d er:s'!o intends to hangout a
ibiL' for us i.ex.t '-Ciismus" as long as
ja liberty pole!
j We r: i'.v have the pleasure to sub-
, mil :o i-.e i-viuerso tie "."pint" the
i .-.J:ri;-s . .-. n tv-i iLth Itdttrr.ia wi.i'h
, . . , .
I'll itf.n. ii J Tt.r imir.i.ai' in 'i i-n
e (icsc: il.i's t!ie manner in which
Mi-5 Ktsi: h makes a 'bomisiable foal
of Cousin Pete.'
PiM:v!:.i.r Jan. I5'h, 181 1.
.Vr. Thatrnxan Dear Sir. Well.
Gi..:i; and New Year is gone, r.nd
a ' pan ( f fi;u has geno with "em.
il.i'.vn lre m Pinevi'.le we had rf-a!
t :..es. you c iv he Mire. Every body
I Hit k Oris oi!:;. s -ecially the niggers,
and sicli othei carry ins on sicli dan
'in atid si: gn. and sliootia popocrs
and skvrackets you never did see.
H it the brt i'd-.e was the way cous
in prte irot tin k in '!out retin in sif
ter Ke.i's crismus bag. Pete had 11
kind of 'sneakin notion of her for soaie
time, l ut the dratted fool don't know
no more about ceurtin nor a hown
, 1 . . . IT
nup does auoui stronomy. lie was
.f ve." sa vs she. "vou want to
idv n.iw, don't you? but
.o. Miss Keziah," ses he, "if I
;ajat in 'Mod vearnest, I never was in
"But, now, Doctor, would you g;vo
yourself away to any young lady for
.-.crismus gilt like brother Joseph
' , . Baa . u.n , , .
"Tnat I would, ses he "and t'lad
ol liie ciiimce.
" h." ses she "I'm "fraid yon want
to piny some trick you young doc
tors isso monsuuus naiu u j.o...-. , . ,-
And then she looked round at me and ! Cll "Mi'inmy ! see. what s dt bang
kind o' winked lu r pretty black eyes n on , de porch."
, i "Kih!1 ses old ant llettv, ''dat mus
Pete looked in the glass,
and sort !
o' slicked down Ids whiskers, and
then fei he, "All the gals ses that, but
the fact is. Miss Kesiah yve's 'septa
bio to female charms jist like com
mon men, I can ashore you. And the
fact is I'm 'termined to marry ihe
first gal that v. ill have me for a cris
"Now, you all hear that," ses Ke
ziah. "Yos," wo ail said.
"Now, mind," ses she to cousin
Pete, 'you ain't foolin."
I never seed Pete look so quare
ho looked sort o'skeered and sort o'
pleased, and he trembled all over and
his voice was so husky he could'nt
No, 1 i in right down yearnest
you see if I aint."
tWell;" ses she, "we'll see."
Pete seemed monstrous fiJgctv, and
BOWLLCGKEEt, PIKE COUNTY, MISSOI RlSATFRDA Y, APISH, 27, 1841.
bimeby he "lowed it was time to go.
and alter bidin us all good niaht, ses
he, "Now remember, Mis3 Kcziah,"
and away he went with a heart as
light as a handful of chicken feathers.
lie had'nt been pone more'n no
time afore sister Kesiah, bust right
out a lauiihin.
"Now," ses she. "if I don't fx Dr.'
Pompossity good, then I aint Kesiah
S'a'lons, that's all. He's always been
cavortin about and inakin so much of
himself, as who but he! and now I'll
take him down a p',"
"Why, aint you gwine to hang up
no bap:? ses sister Calline. "That
I aint,' ses flm.
"Oh, now, sis that's too bad to dis
appoint him so."
"Iut the doctor shan't be disappoin
ted, lor I II m.ike aunt Prissy hang up
one lor him to take an airin i.i til
moriiin if he's a mind to, and then
we'll si-e if he'll be a:
And shure r i:o;ih. s
Prissy and mad-t her go up in the lott
and empty the feather ba,r, and x .,
! r,1Pe t" ' Kn'' ',B hang it on the
porch (or cousin Pete,
! , n . ,, , .
1 hen she
do in the
nd we all went to bed.
I couldn't sleep lor tlunkin what a
hominohle fool tliey w. gwine to
make out o' poor Pete. .Mary ml it
was a great shame to serve any body
so, but she didn't believe Keziah ev
er would piit being will and mis
chieinus. It wasn't no great lime 'fore I heard
the gate squeak, and the next mir.it
there was a great monstrous: racket
among the dogs and I L-iow'd IV t?
was come. 1 could here the gals lit
tern and laughin in their room, and
the next thiug IkwI went something
agui the lence, ami then one ot tl,K;:in, seive the New Yo'k and Bos-
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6' s "I1 rii-jc. one mjiiiciiiiii
had hurt him, and all was still lor a:
lew minus. Theu I heard Pete step- j
pin about veiy cautioui on the porch,
and movin the table and clurs. ihen i
t. ...I t .. r. .1-.
i.i... ,. , . i, .
1 the jice liitf'n With his weight, as h
' .... , ,, , . . tiK. .
agin a hide while,
siiicnerin m their roooi, and then I
heard Pete sneeze, and the dogs hark
ed, and I tiioimht the gals would laub
o loud he'd hear "em, but he kp a '
snetzin spite ol all he cotud do. i ,()!! ... S(.ir:t.') trismus is over never be !" short which brings noth
Now' ses Mary, "aiut that too l.tu -he :ne la look out for a bus-1 ing but disgrace and omre-yin
bad, to lool any bouy that way fst
think how vou would feel in that old
uag what's been full of slinkin old
chicken feathers lor so long."
"That's a tact' ses I, but couldn't
he!j) luughiii, all the time.
Ptio cleared Ins thiote a time to
two, and every now and thin he
lelched kind ol smothered up sneeze,
und then tlic dogs would bark. Vou
bettei keep your muulh shut, old Id
ler, thinks 1, if you don't want to git
your wind pipi lined with chicken
Ic.itheis. Every now and then the
jice would shake as Pete kept turnin
iiiid twiMtm round, tryin lo git fixed
cuiulortable, but 1 knew ther was
comturi in that ba, even il il had uo
leathers iu it, and then when i
thought what a terrible disappoint
ment was wultin for him in the moin
m 1 couldn't help pityin him from the
bottom of my hart.
It was a lung time before we could
go to sleep, but 1 drapt oil" after a
while and didn't wake til mornin. 1
was mighty anxious to see how the
thing was gwine to turn out, and got
reddy long before aunt Prissy come
to see'what was in her bag ihe galls
was up by day light too, to see the
lun. No body went out till all the
niggers from the kitchen got round
"Whoon c-e-e!" ses little ni '"cr
e 'e Santaclaus herself, fell in dar
when he was putten lasses candy for
Pns, and can I get out."
Pete never said nothin watin lor
the calls to come.
"Oil! Miss Calline and Keziah, come
see what I got in my bag," ses Priss.
"1 spec its something what uncle Fri
day fotch from Gusta, he sed he was
gwine to give me a Crismus."
Hy this time the galls was on the
porch, and the niggers unswung the
bag, and out tumbled Pete all kiver
ed with feathets from head to foot, so
you couldn't see his eyes, mouth,
whiskers nor noihin elc.
"Whew!" ses he, as son as he got
his he 1 out, and tlie feathers flew all
over the floor, which skeered the lit
tle niggers so they split to the skitch
en, squallin like the very ole devil
was alter them.
"Good Lord, massa PetePsei ant
PrWsy, "dat you in my bag? I thought
'em was snmething eond."
"Your bng!" ses Pete, "drat your
infernal pi :.,-er, who told you to hang
up a bag.wr white folks to go and git
into? N er mind Miss Kesiah, I
was only ic fun any wav," ses he,!
while they.was all langhin fit to die,
and he was tiyin to brush off the
fi-at'iers. "Never mind. I was onlv
jokin with you. but I had a better o-
pinnn it y t.than to think you wouid
J r.r.n ' my .cniii-
ers if I aint
rlad I've found you out.
Miss," ses he, and he
gin her a look I ke he could bit her
hed ofT and then blowed his nose a
time or two and put out.
"Hut aint you gwine to be as good
as vnnr word doctor?" ses she,
"You iest 0 to grass." ses he. and
that's the last we've seed of cousin
i Pete sense Crismns mornin.
Mary gave the galls a rife pood
! setiin down for servin him no. lint
for mv part I think it aint no rrreat
maU(.r, for he i such a bminable
f, that a few pretty hard lesons
wont cU him no harm.
Hut I'm gittin so everlaslin long a-
;in. Mary's health's rite good, con- opened to Gsece les.'ons o! her bet
siderin. Look out for a letter from tor days.
me before long. No more from I Can it be that Auk 1 ica, u:.dci s ich
Your frie nd till deth.
P. S. I didn't know what upon
yeart'i to make of serin my 'eiters
gwine the round in the papers, till I
sa.v t!i t "Sjiirii of the Times;"' what
you sent me. Our people's monstrous
loud ah i;t Southern rrenns, and south-
em insti'iiiioas, .Mid feehn,and South-
etn literature. and alt tha'. but thv
j never find out they've trot anything
' good at home until the Noi ihcin peo-
! pu t II 'em of it. That's the se.-iet
. 1 11 t
t'ii pap rs lias I egun lo (mbtMi my
liiin. j c.n find 'em in h.ts of papers
M; over the South. I w. n b-r our
....ishi-tire don't adopt the laws of
Sitei C.iliiti' ses. if she had
' kr.ow'd the editor of the 'Spirit' was
coming to f.iporgia, sr.e would hang up
bag for him long as a liberty pole.
She ses siie wants a literary husband.
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o'il II sue inai i y s lino lie s roi 10 s:Oj
.v m chii' k-iluck ami horse-racin-
! hand l:e-self.
l hat is to become of this Coun
tryf "When we relied on what has
been, and what is, how is it possible
not to leel a profound sene of the re
sponsibilities f this republic to ail
lu'ure ages? What vast motives press
upon us for lofty enthusiasm. What
solemn wai ninys at once dtmandour
vigih'.noe, and moderate our confi
dence. The old world has already reveal
ed to us iu its unsealeu books, the
beginning and end of all i's marvel
lous struggles in the cau-e el Liberty.
Greece, lovvlv Greece
tiie land of
scholars ar.d the nurse of arms, where
sister repuhl.es, in lair procession,'
chanted the praise of liberty and the '
gods where is she? For two thou-1
sjnd years the oppressois have bound ;
her to the earth. She fell by the 1
hands of her own people. The man
of Macedonia did not the work of de
struction. It was already done by
her own corruptions, banishments,
Home! republican Rome! whose
eagle glanced in the rising sun, where
and what L she? The eternal city
yet remaids proud even mherdesso
latinn, noble in decline, venerable in
the majesty of death. The swarms i
of the north completed only what Wiis I
begun at home. Romans betrayed
Rome. The legions were bought !
and Sl id, but the people paid the tub-1
And where are the republics ot t
modern times which cluster around
immortal Italy? Venice and Genoa
exist but in name. The Alps indeed
look upon the brave and peaceful
Swiss, in their native fastnesses; but
the guaranty of their lieedom is
their weakness. and oot iheit strength.
The country too, is too poor for plun
der, and too rough for a valuable con
quest. Nature presents her eternal
barrier on every side, to check the
wantonness ol ambition. And Swit
zerland remains with her institutions
a military road to climates scarcely
worth a permanent possession, and
protected by the jealousy of her neigh
bors. We siand the latest, and if we fall,
probably the last example of sell
government by the people. We have
begun it under circumstances of the
most auspicious nature. We arc in
the vigor of youth. Our constitu-
tiont never have been enfeebled by
me Vices or luxuries ot the world.
ftuch as we are, we have been from
the beginning; simple, hardy, intelli
gent, accustomed to self-government.
and self respect.
The Atlantic rolls
between us and a formidable foe.
Within our territory, stretching thro j house was near a mill dam. Uemg
many degress of latitude, we have the j the spring time of the year, the wa
choico of many products, and many i ters made considerable of a roar, a
ir.ca.Tjf f independence. The Gov-" they tumbled over tho dam. The--ernment
is mild. The Press is free. ! modest young gentleman tapped
Religion is free. Knowledge reach- i lightlv at the door, at first, and re-
j es, or may reach, every home. What
fairer prospects cf succe.-s could be
presented? What more is necessa-
ry than tor the people to preserve
what they themselves have created?
Already has the age caught the
spirit of our institutions It has as-
cended the Andes and snsilTrd the
i breezes of both oceans. It lias in -
fused itself into the life blood of Ku-
. rone, and warmed the sunny t,lain
of France, and the low l.udof I Iol-
land. It has tutu :ln-d I he 1 hiiosopliv
, ol Germany and the North, and v -
ing onward towards liie South
circumstances, can helr.iv hcisell!
That she u to be added to the cita-
loguc of republics the inscription up-
'Q whose min is "they were, but
they are not ' Forbid it my cuun-
Irymcn. For. id it Heaven,
1 call upna jou, F..t!ie:"-, by the
shades of y ur i.cesLors, bv the il.ur
asnes wlsich repose in tins precious
soil, bv all vou none to be. resist ev-
ery pioject of disunion; resist everv
atiempt to iVtter youi concit-iicc,
01 smother our i.ui.iic schools, or e.-
linguish voui sv-tiiu of u AYic ins:ruc -
iij'on you. Mo! hers, by tint
which never tail.t m woman, ti:e love
of your od'spiing, to leach tl:cm as
tiiey climb your knees to lean on your
bosoms, the hiessius of Liberty.
i Swear them at the al'ar, as it!i it. fir
i baptismal vows, to he true to t!:cir
I country, and never tors;.;
j I call ui on i,ii. voimj
me : her v riose sons vou
tdti.-d lio'.'.s in your vein.'
Death never comes too noon, it nce
t siaiy in defence of the Liberties ol
our country. f Extract boat the Ad
dress o.' Judge Story.
We ubhor men of littie soul.
ery thing they do is performed
su'umiu manner. ii you trace Willi
them, the trouble they eaue you is
worth double your profit. They will
stand an hour, and contrive a dozen
ways tosponge you out ot half a cent;
and il they cannot accomplish it, they
will go oil" mad as a meat-axe, mutter
ing to themselves about our hard
world, &c. li such men have bills
ir . . .i
to coiled ol you, thev will give you
no peace as long as they arc unpaid,
Vhey track your steps, wherever you
g" ;,nt haunt you tiny and night till
debt is cancelled, li they lose a
l'a' thing by jou m trade, they never
loiget il, hut will ireasuie the sup-
puSed wrong iu have tlonc them to
the close ot lite; aud when your came
is muntioiied in their presence they
will ihrow out suspicions and insinu
ations, to destroy yoi.r reputation.
Willi all this meanness what is ery
singular sucii characters are riot a-
ware ol their conduct
themselves beioved and respected,
when every one who knows, despise
lhem. Tney walk ;i.c streets talk
by the wayside, i'T.d diive into any
thing they please, with as little regard
'or another, as it thev were created
lo bargain and make money, while
Ij ou were in duty bound to loo!; u;;,
and encourage and evert vuursidt m
their behalf. Bound up in sell, men
ol such principles cannot sec the
rights ol otheis when they come in
competition who their interests. No
long as they hoard up treasures, and
the winds and waves are favorable to
them they are contented no matter
how deleleiioLiS lo others. It would
not move tl.cai a hair to see tiie whole
propci ly ol it neighbor sunk in the
sea provided it would cause a de-i
mand lor an ai tide of which they had way! There are thousands of better
a quantity on hand. dots in creation than this old concern;
Such men live, move, and act iu au.l whether we go up, down, or side
our midst lor what uiposc except ways rocket, earthquake, or thirty
to hoard up riches, and lo distress two pounder we shall land some
the poor, we car.n "t leli. Ceruinly where, can't get lost no how.
ihey are not a benefit t-j mankind. j
'i hey have a kind ivmil aud a smile No man was ever broken by ad
for none, and they never make a lieai t vcrsity that was not first betrayed by
rejoico except when they die, and the prosperity.
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devoted preacher gives out to be
sung at their funeral, the appropriate
, hymn of Watts, commencing:
I "BelieTing we rejoica.
Ts ms the cause removed."
That Dam Roaring. A young
buck went to see the daughter of a
; Presbyterian Elder, lately, whose
ceived no answer. He tapped again,
still no answer. Again and again he
repealed his knock, but still he was
unheard. Mustering courage, he
; proceeded to inflict some very severe
j thumps upon the door, which brought
j the staid old gentleman out. "I sup-
pose, said the youngster, who had
1 by this time, become slightly savage,
j from being compelled to knock so
' Ion? "I supdoss. vou could not hear
me knocking for the dam roaring?"
I "The ilamn roaring! What do vou
, menii sir? how dtre you speak in that
. wav?' said the Elder somewhat angrv
at hearing the youth swear in his
"I meant to say sir, il.at you could
not hear my knocking on account of
tiie :him roaring."
"iJ.mm roaring, again! You young
scuitndre!! Have you the impudence
to i.isult me with a repetition of these
words? Cegone, ir!"'
"My dear Sir,' e;uoth the now be-wildrii-d
young man, "I intended to
say, that I presumed, I could not be
heard, because of the pam roaring"
l iving particular emphasis on the
hist two wotds.
uInsu!t on insult!" said the infuri-
1 -"-ted man. and he rushed at the poor
1 - .. ... . . . .
ellow with the evident intention of
abolishing him, but was restrained by
the voice of his daughter, exclaiming
"Papa, I suppose that the young
man intended to say that he could
not be heard on account of the roar
ing of the dam.
'Oli, 1 beg your pardon, s-ir, I beg
your pardon, walk in, walk in, realiy.
men, to re-' I ah! well, I declare, the dam roar
liie, whose ins! capital, come in, come in, this is
Life. '':'!! reallv too rich."
It i needless to add that the young
L'eu'Ieinan went in, and in the excel
lent society of the young Fady, afore
said, !:e soon forgot the "d un roar-in.-."
-I Niivil Dun. Printers are inge
nious fellows in inventing duns for
their patrons; but the following from
iho "East Alabamian," rather ex
ceeds any thing we have seen in thu
way of originality. Who would dare
to owe a printer after reading it?
"In our opinion, one of the punish
ments that some people will find pre
pared for them in Tartarus, will be
to be chased round and round its
gloomy circumference, by the ghost
' printers. Imagine readers how
you would feel, 'going it in the marsh
es of Styx, at your extremest pace,
tollowed by the shadow of a defunct
publisher, with a 'sharp slick' in one
hand, and a bundle of unreceipted ac
counts in the other? Now you sink
iu the sulphur bog! for recollect you
aie th'.! j;host of a well fed man
Al.ilc the grayhound like spirit of
your starved creditor jobs you with
his stick in the region of honor, nnd
wyes you on! Remember too, this
will be no 'single dash for a mile, but
that it yvill be continued until yout
executors or heir ballance the books
The Macs. Well, sir, how have
you been? Down in the mouth again!
Aye, sir, you have been looking at
something too long! Never should do
that. Oli, sir, in the world that nev
er stops for a single moment in its
eve! lasting round of changing amuse
ment, your small agony is unpardon
able. Why, the clouds and darkness
are one part of the play. Certainly
part of the play. Rain and snow,
and chilling winds, pain, trouble, and
torment these are variations for
which you may thank God. Take
my advice, sir, and let the world wag.
If it choose to run off the track, let it,
:md if any comet is a mind to take
us en route to the sun, whv blaze a