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NOT THE G L O B V OF C.SSAB BUT THE MP E X. r A R B OF BOMB
BY II. B. STACY.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1843.
VOL. XVII No. 7
Now wife, and children, Ift's be nay I
My work is done, nnd here's the fny
'Tvns hnrd in earn, bill never mind il s
Hope rear'd the sheaf, nnd pence shall bind it.
Six days I've tnil'd, and now we meet
To a'nre the welcome weekly trrtt
0 toast and j of rest nnd j-y,
Which, gained by labor, cannot cloy.
Come ye, who form my dear fireside
My care, my comfort nnd my nridei
Come now, let na clne the mcnt,
In harmcless talk and fond delight.
To morrow's dawn brines blessings, peace,
And each domesiic joy increase
To him who hnnestlv maintains
That course of life which heaven ordains.
For thi and every I lessins given
Thankful we'll bow the knee to heaven,
In God's own house, our voices raise,
With grateful notes of prayer and praise.
Sweet's the tranquillity of heart,
Which public worship does impart!
And sweei's the field, and sweet's the road,
To him whose conscience bears no load.
Thus shall the day, as God designed,
Promote my health, improve my mind;
On Mondiv morning, free from pain,
Cheerful I'll go to work again.
Our life is I ut n lensthenin; week,
Throush which with toil fot -est wo seek;
And he whose labor well is past,
A joyful Sabbath finds at last.
A PURE MIND.
The importance of a right state of heart, in
order to the due impression of moral and reli
gious truths, was manifest even to the heathen.
It was the custom of Socrates, the eminent phi
losphor, when questions woro sent to him for
solution, to ask concerning tho qualities nnd
course of life of those who asked them, reason
ing that if their hearts were under the power of
evil passions his words would find no entrance
It is necessary that the physical system should
to in a beautiful tone, in order to derive due ad
vantage from food, so dues the soul need moral
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lJUrlllll III lliuui in lliu lull lining III.V ti num. I
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S niwn ' I' ,ivt.. Therefore, I think it stifo to suppose
such exhalations as to intercept and palsy truth, j pal,l Plillllt's Cher and mother must
as smoke and mist shutout or rob the sunbeams have been ns negative a pair us over came
or their power. Hence such passages ns these together, for P.ml wns lliu most nffirmativi;
are found in the Scriptures, " Wherefore, lay man that lias yet boon heard ol. He al
apart all filthincs--, and superfluity of naughti- j whys said yes to everything that whs said,
ness, and receive with meekness the engrafted pruposod, suggested, insinuated or hinted to
word. Wherefore, laying aside all malice and hh". He was :i truu administration 111:111 1111-
all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies and all
evil speaking, as now born babes desire the
Eincere milk of the word ; that ye may grow
thereby." These hateful passionr, as Leighton
well remarks, " aro so opposite to the profitable
receiving of the word of God, that while they
pojsessand rule tho soul it cannot embrate
t!rse divine truths ; while it is filled with sucli
guests, there is no room to entertain the'word."
A maxim of tlm heathen Seneca is of great
weight, and worthy of the deep reflection of
those on whom a brighter radiance of divine
truth has fallen than ever fell on him. "The
mind that is impure is not capable of God and
divine things." It is tho pure mind, Pkc pure
glass, that receives the rays of divine light. It
is fitted to behold tho beauty of spiritual things.
The film has fallen from the eye. The mist
that guilt created has been scattered. On this
principle is founded the Saviour's memorable
declaration, " Blessed are the pure in heart, for
they shall see God." Wo tre to understand
this not only of the visions of the heavenly world
but of those delightful perceptions of divine
things which may be enjoyed hero. Scriptural
beauty exists on every hand. All God's works
and providences arc continually shewing forth
his glory. And it is the removal of our guilt,
our spiritual blindnes?, that permits us to enjoy
dalightful visions of that glory. No sooner is
the power nf tin bruken, and true repentance
raises us from tho gloom and darkneusof a guil.
ty life, tlnii ivo i-njrui 10 crj, O ' He lia-"a.
noinied us witu the eve fpIw" The nmra
ecenery i ci.a.vo.l. Or lathei ..0 .no 1 n,.nplu.
All the objects about us are the same as when
ve saw WnJ'ing nf God and his glory in them.
But a purified heart has covered tho world with
llie beauty and glory of the Lord. Hearing wo
bear, and seeing we perceive,
the power of sin he yet more overthrown;
rnind be more raised above its polluting
ice. and higher spiritual be autics will ap-
let the mind
influence, and higher spiritual be autics will ap
pear in God and all his works. As a loftier
summit of the mountain gives a wider survey
of the surrounding country, so purer mind will
give discoveries, yet unmade of the glories of
the Godhead. And there shall be too, a closer
alliance between the infinite and the finite
mind. " If any man lores, me, he will keep my
words; and my Father Will .Vo him, and we
will come unto him and make our al'd wj'h
him." Closer will evcrlai'mg bonds bind lilC
sjuI to the groat object 01 its love. And, at
least, as the topstone of the glorious structure,
the pure mind, in heaven, shall "SEE GOD."
GOING TO CHURCH.
41 What is the use," said a pupil of a medical
friend of ours one morning to his master, on their
way to a place of worship, " what is the use of
going to church, when you only hear tho samo
things over again 1"
" What is tlm use," replied his masters, " of
breakfasting, dining, and supping every day,
when you only cat the same things overagainl"
" I do not toe," saiil the youth, " as the cases
at all reeexlile each other. I must cat to sup.
port my hfr, and nourish my body, which other
wise would languish and die."
"The cases are nioro parallel than you are
aw rejoined the master. " What food is to
tho oody, tho oidinanccs of religion are to the
coul. As the natural lifo in tlio one will Ian.
guish and decay, unless wo maintain it by the
bounties of God's providence, so the divine life
in tho other will wither and decay, unless our
passions, be regul.jtcd by the influence of grace."
"How dues it happen then," inquired the
young man, ' that all have not tho same relish
and religious exercises, while all have the same
appetite for their bodily food 1"
"There," answered tho master, " you again
mistake the matter. It is very true, that ifour
bodies are in health, we desire and relish our
deily bread ; but when we are sick it is widely
different : we have then not only no relish for
our food, but even loathe it, and not unfrcqoent
ly desire that which is unnatural and injurious.
So it is with the sou). When that is at peace
with God, through the rcdempt'on which is in
Christ, it is in health ; and not only desires, but
relishes these exercises of devotion, and cannot
ei.t without them j but while the soul contin
ues in sin, it is in a state of disease, and having
no appetite for spiritual food, it dislikes both the
season and the exercises of Devotion, cntisid
ers the lord's day a weariness, and avoids the
society of his people. Nor docs the resem
blance stop oven here : for as bodily disease,
unless removed by the hand of skill, will spee
dily terminate our present existence ; so the
continuance of the spiritual disease, I mean sin,
which we derive from our first parents, will iss
ue in the spiritual and eternal death which con
sist in that everlasting exclusion of the soul
from the presence and favor of its all-wise Creator.
The Lord's Prayer. How many millions
and millions of times has that Prayer been of
fered by Christians of all denominations ! So
wide, indeed, is the sound thereof pone forth,
that daily, and almost without intermission, from
the ends of the earth, and afar off upon the
sea, it is ascending to heaven like incense, and
a pure offering. Nor needs it the gift of pro
phecy to foretell, that though "heaven and
earth shall pass away," these words of our bless
cd Lord "shall not pass away," till every peti
tion has been answered till the kingdom of
God hall come, and his will bo done on earth
as it is in heaven. Munlgnmcnj.
say ' IVo.'
BY Tttr. AUTHOR Or " YAN'KCC NOTIONS.
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1 wo negatives, Ihov sn make an nffirma
der all governments, never being in the op- word,' said lie to himself it only makes turn the conversation ; but feeling at the same
position. Ho was one of those over-polite, the matter worse.' Ho snatched a cup of ' time an awkward sort of interest in tho topic,
over-good Matured, oh-be-easy, acquiescent .whipped cream and pretended to cat it. They siy she pinched him to death.'
mortals, who seem to be sent into tlie world Tho widow saw his embarrassment, and 'Horrid' exclaimed Paul, with an in
fer no other purpose than to .show how much whether she suspected his determination lo voluntary shudder.
I a man may suffer for waul of a little contra
niindednefs. ' Yes.' ' Certainly.' ' By
all means.' ' No doubt of it.' ' With all
my hr-art.' ' Very happy lo oblige you.'
Entirely at your service.' 'Oh yes.'
vsii , . a. v-. 1 1 , unui iiviu & din
constant replies. As for saying ' no,' il was
as impossible to get it out, as Macboth's
' Amen.' When ho had most need of do-
nying, it 1 stuck in his throat.' I don't know
thai I hi ever sat in the Legislature, but 1 am
sure that if he ever did, when the ' yeas had
it, Ihey had Paul also. Ho would not have 1
cried ' mt posiaalem ' in the Polish Diet, if haster, on tho chimney-pierc.
the words could have demolished the parti-' ' Charming ! delightful!' exclaimed Paul
lion treaty. Though he was not in the op- not exactly knowing whether he meant to1
position, yet I hardly think it correct to call bo understood of the arm chair or some otli
him a Jackson man for ho never vetoed any er article of furniture.
thing in his life, unless, in tho style of tho
honest country representative, ' Mr. Speak
cr, I shall give my veto inaor of this bill.' ,
In short, I aul was Iho very pink ol asscn-
tienis , incarnation 01 ncm con. Mrs. Willul very elegant very line.' , Wilful '
Now tins is a very good character for a All vanity, Mr. Pliant,' said tho widow, Oh yes, certainly that is so thoy say.'
man to bear on somo accounts, for it gels affecting a ve'ry solemn look ' these tilings J 'Then sir, I have only to say,' said the
one the reputation of being a good naturcd ,aro all vanity.' Colonel, lilting himself up as high us possi-
felluw, and as the world commonly pretends . ' Oh yes you aro quite right all vanity,' bio, and twisting his fore finger into one of
to have a high opinion of good naiured fel-1 replied Paul, taking a spoonful of whipped his formidable black whiskers, 'that conside
lows, nnd according to llie proverb, 'opin- f cieam, and finding ho had got nothing in his 1 ring myself supplanted, beguiled, and cir
f,;n is the (tueen of the world,' the reader mouth. ! cunivented hy von, I apprehend vou are rca
may llilllN i-aui must nave uau a nappy nine ' , JMr. riianl !' said llie willow lan
of it. No such thing. Paul's good nature ( gni.shiiigly.
brought him into more embarrassments and ' Yes, exactly so,' returned Paul,
vexations than if he had been llie crossest Exactly how ; .Mr. Pliant, pardon me.
cur thai ever snarled. I speak not of lend- , I didn't perceive the drifl of your observa
ing umbrellas 'lis llie lot of ninitality. Tuition.'
lend money is iilio.it the samo though money I ' Beg pardon, ma'am I was only saying
lent sometimes conies hack. Hut who would ' as vou remarked, that every ihi ig was re-
believe that a good naturcd man, merely by
reason of his good nature, and for no other
fault under the sun, could ho led thiough such
a rigmarole dance ol adventure uy ihe per- ' Ah, Mr. Pliant, I understand you you
versily of fortune, that he fought a duel and mean the furniture is complete except one
almost married n widow ! ! article. '
The widow Wilful was a lady of a certain ( ' Exactly so. Yes; that is, if you think
age J slio had made the best of lime, anil time any thing is wanting,' replied Paul in consid
had returned the compliment. She had erahle perlubation, and glad to cscapo tho
shed many tears for the loss of her good man
so she protested, and 1 cannot help think- equivoques.
ing she spoko tho truth, for slio tried very Tlio widow clapped her handkerchief to
haid to get another However, this did not t her face, aiid exhibited or pretended to ex
nrovo so casya matter, for although the wid-. dibit a sliglit cmolion. My dear Mr.Pliant,'
osv was !!ot without charms, the men weie
shy. What coii'.l! "R ",B reason i ano gave
splendid parties and had sparks and danglers
without number, but it was never a male!'.
What could bo tho reason I tho reader will
ask again. j
It is not exactly my business to tell, as
tho story will be plain enough without it, and
if ihe reader cannot guess, il would not help
him much to let out the wholo mystery.
'This is truly delightful,' said Paul ono
evening to the widow, as ho leaned his arm
over the back nf her chair, and worked his
face up to lliu blandest of all his acquiescent
smiles and ess lyed somu flittering compli
ment concerning the widow's fine entertain
ment. 'This is truly delightful; so much
hilarity and cheerfulness so many happy fa
ces. I love In look on lliem.' Paul inad
vertently ruined his eyes as ho uttered theso
words, and at the close of tho speech was
looking straight into tho widow's face. He
moaiil not tho least harm in the world bill
the widow pretended lo blush. Slio pursed
mi her nrellV nllllltll.
' Oh. Mr. Pliant, vou aro honest. You
never sav one thing nnd mean another.'
Certiiinlv, by all means, my dear ma
Bdt really Mr. Pliant, mv dear sir, when
a gentleman tells n lady bn loves to look on
her, vou know that is really significant.
Oh yes, certainly ; you aro quito right,
Well you are frank, Mr. Pliant, and I
certainly give you credit for sincerity. Ano-
(her man may say ten times ns much nnd I
should never think of regarding it 5 but 1
know I can rely upon tho word of Mr. Paul
4 Rely upon my word ! surely yon may,
Mrs. Wilful, I should ho sorry if '
' Oh, don't mention it, my dear sir. 1
never doubted fur it moment : certainly you
never would have hinted anything like an at
tachment unless you had been sincere.'
' Certainly ma'am,' in great amazement,
with the conjecture how he had been so un
lucky ns to say morn than lie mean ; for
Paul would as soon have thought of jumping
out of a steeple as of telling willow Wilful he
felt an attachment for far. ' Certainly, by
all means, lie continued to repeat, mechani
cally. ' Oil ye, certainly.'
' Pray, Mr. Pliant, bo so good us to band
mo a glass of water ; really the room is so
warm just reach your hand.'
' Certainly madam ; my hand is entirely
at your service.' Paul was in such a flutter
that ho was not aware what ho was uttering, ,
till tho words were past recall. 1 Bless me ! '
what have I said !' thought he to himself.
Dut it was too late.
' Oh, Mr. Pliant!' said she, blushing up
to tho cars, ' you aro too generous, I mean
you arc almost too precipitate. INow were I
it any other man I should suspect hint ol
trifling. But such a man as Mr. Pliant.'
' Confound the jade !' quoth Paul to him
self, 1 how shall I get out of the scrape ? I
hone she isn't going to faint,' 1 Mrs. Wilful
-madam yon know I say a thousand things
of this sort. I rin't hell) it you know.'
' That's jusl as I always supposed, Mr.
Pliant ; a man of your sincerity and frank
ness, can't help uttering his true sentiments.
Ah! I like tho honest man of all things.
Oil, Mr. Pliant, you are an honest man.'
' Now this is too bad,' thought Paul, in
great ti ihulation. ' What shall I say ?' 1 My
dear madam, I certainly wish to ho honest.
Compliments, you know are compliments;
but when a man means nothing you know.'
' Certainly, Mr. Pliant,you are quite light.
When a man means nothing, lie should say
nothing. I knew those were your senti
ments. Wasn't 1 right ?'
' Oh yes, by all means; quito right,' re
turned Paul in deeper embarrassment than
ever. Ho found himself fairly caught; th
widow's eyes sparkled, and she languished
throe times at hint. 1 1 won't speak another
resist all further attempts to entangle lum or
not, wo do not know ; but she resolved not
to let him escape. A silence of some mo-
inents followed, till Paul, finding ho could
not dcccntlv hold his tongue any lunger, cast
about fur something innocent to say. After
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some iiusimiion upon a viinuiy 01 ionics, lie
ti f i .
judged it safe to admire
tho carpet, a natural trans
tho pictures, and from 1
the carpet from
transition was made to
Olll tlio nicturos to tho
window curtains Iho window curtains led
to the arm-chair, the arm-chair lo tho sofa,
and tho sofa to a pair of lit lies babies in alu-
' An'l they V said the widow.
' What have 1 said again V quotli Paul to
himself beginning to tremble in npprehen-
, sion. ' I he furniture is in very good lasto,
niarkably fino in this house of yours, and
that all is vanity, or rather, I should say that
one thing is needful.'
appearance of finding fault, by any sort of
, said she in a lender voice, ' it is impossible
not to understand you. Vou mean a lius
1 husband !'
' A husband !' exclaimed Paul, started" by
Iho audacious boldness ol tho suggestion
1 knew you meant so.' returned the wid
ow sinking into llio chair. ' Oil my dear sir,
I feel nuito over embarrassed. Paul's in
tellects were in such a cloudy slate at this
moment, that ho thought she was about to
faint, Ilu caught her hand and was just go
ing lo call for hartshorn, when she opened
her eyes with an appearance of great lan
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'Oh Mr. Pianl! tho sincerity of tins
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own von are sincere Mr. Pliant.'
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' Cera in y yes;' exclaimed Paul, for ho
ti .1- i.i i .
rniild say nothing else ; ho was a lost man.
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perately ho was situated. ' Mrs. Wilful,'
said hu in great agitation, ' I do not wish you
lo he deceived tho fact is, I must speak
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' My dear Mr. Pliant,! never thought you
a deceiver. Oh! (hero aro somo men who
are so deceiving !'
Paul was at his last gasp as iho widow ut
tered this pathetic exel iination ; ' I must see
tho matter right this moment,' thought he,
or it will bo all over with mu !' Ho threw
himself into an attitude of earnest entreaty.
' Listen to mo ono moment, madam !' said
ho wild as much firmness of voico us he was
master of, but luckless
iless man! his foot catch- "" "' ,JC0 of ho 1 ''" "J1"'
rug, tossed him upon llshad prve.d !hal 1,6 nfVJ "PPaed. 1 be-
, and the attention I of tho 6uiled aDd circumvented the aforesaid Col-
ing in the hearth-rug,
knees in an instant!
whole company being aroused by iho fall,
every body looked around and beheld Paul
in supplication at llie widow's feet. Ho re
mained transfixed with horror andvexation for
two thirds of 11 minute, and then, without ut
tering 11 word, made a leap for tho door and
bolted out of tho house.
Tim next day, Paul's adventure was the
talk of the town, and tho congratulations and
condolence which lie received from his
friends on his engagement to tho widow Wil
ful, almost drove him stark mad. ' Paul,
my dear fellow, I give you joy, but who
would have thought you had the courngo to
do ill' Paul, how could you do such a
thing' ' Paul, 1 wish you much happiness
but widows are such cunning things!'
' Paul it's till over with you !' etc. elf. Such
were the salutations to which he was subject
ed for a week ay, for nino days ; fur so
long must a wonder be. allowed to last, espe
cially when it gives people a privilege to re
mind a man ot his mislortunc. As to deny-
ing the thing, that of course was of the qucs
tion with Paul ; besides, had not a wholo
house full of people seen htm on his knees
before the widow, nnd did not tho whole town
affirm that it was certainly a match? Paul
gave up in despair f.ll thoughts of gainsaying
or denial, nnd only hoped that sonic lucky ac
cidunt would pop in between lum and the
Well, Paul, my conquering hero, when
is to bo the liannv dav?' asked his friend ,
Tom Sly, with a look compounded of roguish
, sarcasm and good naturcd concern
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tainly,' returned Paul, shrugging up his
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W 1 IL'S. tl UI V I I'll II IV till V Ik III UU M.-I-
' Oh yes ; soon cnoiidi, no doubt of that,
'Left it pretty much tohcr, oh? well,
that's quite right : women like to have their
way, hey Paul ?'
' Exactly so, as you say,' replied Paul,
with a half suppressed groan.
' Tho widow is certainly a fine woman,'
said Turn, with an almost malicious look of
Paul made a very low bow, nnd n very
desperate attempt to look smiling t the com
pliment. Had a husband three vcars ago ; died
one dav, poor man !'
1 What ailed him V said Paul, wishing to
, Thou"h I don't alto"ellier believe it,' rc-
turned Tom, in a tone ns if he only said it
to comfort his friend Paul. Il was a great
, dual worse than if ho had said nothing at all :
, but probably this was just the lliin" ho meant.
' Thank ve.'said Paul, with an air of do-
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Hero they were interrupted by the ap-
' poaranco of Col. Strut. 'More friendly
1 rnnirratidatmns ! T sunnnse' llintinht P:inl
I to himself, in heroic resignation,
1 ' I believe I have the honor to address Mr.
Paul Pliant,' said the Colonel, marching with
stately port and in double common time up
lo Paul, and planting himself boll upright be
fore Ills face.
' At your service entirely,' said Paul, with
meek and measured civility.
Pliant I preTumc,' continued
tho Colonel, making half a bow, and screw-'
, ing up his martial features into an apology
for a civil smile 'is to marry tho widow
dv to give mu such satisfaction as llie laws of
honor require V
' C rtaiiily sir, with great pleasure,' re
'Then sir, I shall desire the pleasure of
your company on lheotl.ers.de ol the state
lino,' relumed the colonel, in the civilest lone
possible. 'Pistols, I suppose, would be
' 1'IGtnl.i 1 end I'.'inl in n trt n n tvlnM, Iwt
meant for an ejaculation of surprise,
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' Very well,' said the colonel, without giv
ing limo for further explanation. ' Hero aro
the terms of the meeting, which I trust vou
win turn periecuy agreeaute ao saymg.no h,s poor w,ru was afflicted with. The phvsi
handed Iho paper to Paul who received it, cjai, heard, with amazement, diseases "and
and ran it over his eyes, without having self pains of tho most opposite nature, which llie
possession enough to gather the meaning of wretched patient was afflicted with. For
a particle of its contents. sjnco the actor's wish was to keep Dr. Wood-
' Perfectly agreeable, certainly,' said Paul war( ; his company as long as possible, that
in his usual assenting way. The colonel he might make (he more observations on his
turned noon his heel and stalked off. 1 nocturne tin litnilixl lite nnnr I iimrri n ;i r n cimucn
Paul's good friend Tom, snatched up the
document and read: ' Pistols-10 a.m..-
thirty paces, seconds to mark the ground
no inlcrfurenco till
third shot surgeons fori
two mortally wounded,' etc,
' Why Paul, do vou know vou aro to fi?ht
a duel 1
'Am I?' said Paul, Mhcn heaven bo
praised, tliero is a hope left; for if I am
shot to death, 1 shall cscapo marrying tho
When Paul arrived at the field of action
on tho eventful day, ho found his spirits a
i great dea firmer than ho had expected. In
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fact, hu le t inspired by the groa ness o lie
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orcasion. and very naturally; for when n
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man knows lie must be ether shot or mar-
ried, ho must bo aware that the crisis re-
nuires Mil ns lorlllude. I'aul tnnk hit st:i
lion, with tlio most ulooutess intention that
ever prompted n man lo baltlc. ' Ii id
much rather be killed than Kill,' thought he.
' One, two, throe,' said tho seconds, as
Paul raised his pistols to about 47 degrees
of elevation. ' Fire, bang.'
Tho colonel's bullet whistled by Paul's
left ear, nnd Paul's hit tho steeple of a mar
tin box on iho top ofun adjoining barn.
Twico more were the pistols tried, when
tho seconds interfered ; tho colonel declared
he was satisfied and they shook hands, there
by showing that Paul Pliant by shooting
one I Strut ; for so it is laid down in the code
It seemed now to bo nil over with Paul.
1 1 must bo married then,' said lie to himself,
' killing won't save me.'
The day was fixed, and his fato nppoared
inevitable. The nearer it npproarhed, the
less ho felt resigned to il. The day before
the wedding, Paul met Dr. Dindcnitight, the
worthy Parson who was to join him to his
Doctor,' said Paul, ' how shall I escape?'
1 Marriage,' said tho doctor, in his most
solemn, argumentative way, 1 is considered
by all authorities, eclesiestical, political, lo
thitical, legal nnd judicial, ns a bond or cove
nant, entered into by mutual consent and
agreement of tho two parties. Therefore, 1
am decidedly of opinion, that when the cere- '
niony is to lake place, and 1 propound the
regular question, ' Will you take this woman
for your wifu ?' you answer No, it is not a
marriage by no manner of means."
' I can't do it,' said Paul, mournfully, 1 I
have tried a hundred times, but the word has
always stuck in my throat. There is a spell
upon mo in the matter of denying. I must
assent to every thing, I was born without ca
pacity to do otherwise. Ask mo if 1 have 1
three heads, I bclicvo I should say yes.'
Then you alwnvs say yes.'
'Yes always certainly.' '
Good bye. friend Paul'.' said tho Doctor.
civilly touching his hat
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'Mercy on mo!' exclaimed Paul Pliant
There was such a turn out among the
lir.llre I In. imvl ibiti t T ivlctt T nu lirwin ttint
Miivai.n,ui.n,u.ii , .. .a,. - ut.v.1. mi,. 1
I itMclt I li'ifl linin 1 mm
toseeis. Tiinity church was thronged, for ,
every body knew Paul Pliant, and the ac- i
nii:i!i:inn. nf Wblmv Wilful rnnmricml ni.nr.
ly the whole of that circle which calls itself
' good society.' I wish, moreover, I had
the talent of the immortal Clnrisa Harlow at
describing feathuis and lutestring : then would
I tell how magnificently the widow was deck
nil mil. lint this ntlinnt bn rlnnn P.rnri
thing was as it should be in the judgment of
. . . . J.
the world. I ho happy pair'' drove to
church; a lung siring of coaches followed
them; the widow blushed and 'smiled ' and
all tho woild was shy. Was ever a bride
groom in a stale of more inexcapliblc awk
wardness ? He debated with himself, for a
moment, whether lie should not make, a des
perate effort, to take to his heels and run,
but it was too late.
Paul casta longing, lingering look behind
him as he entered the chuich door. ' Fare
well, blessed light of heaven!' said he to
himself, ' 'tis the last lime I shall see you a
free man !' The widow held fast by the arm.
' My dear Paul,' said she, ' here we aro at
tiplit ; Paul felt his heart heat terribly, One
I . 1.1 u .
' more, anu mem win ue no remedy i , '
I i . i . ...'itltrt miecrieenr nf limit r mil it 1
I thought he. Ho looked most imploringly at
the doctor, as much as to say, ' can you he
so cruel V Tho Doctor made an awful
pause before the great question. Paul's
heart beat faster than ever. ' Now for tho
catastrophe !' said he. The Doctor gave
Paul a keen look ; every body was breath
less. At length he spoke.
' Do you refuse this woman for your wife?'
' Yes,' exclaimed Paul, in the loudest
tone he was ever known lo utter. In an m-
stant iho idea Hashed upon his mind that ho
was free. He sprang into tho broad"aisle
with tho quickness of lightning, knocked
down an old gentleman in spectacles, burst
through the crowd, and bolted into the street.
He ran home without stopping and it was not
till he had lucked himself within his own
chamber, that he felt certain that ho was not
married to Widow Wilful.
I here was a terrible scene at church, Willi
fainting and so forth ; but llie widow is alive
lo this day, and when she finds another man
that cannot say ' no,' she may play the game
which had nearly entrapped poor Paul Pliant,
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' ,iu celebrated Dr. Woodward, who was n-
,.,.i.t ,.. i, ;,,,r,l.,,.,l . ,t. :.. .i...
, t.lilraclcr 0 ur, fossil, in a farce then pre
paring, lo bo called " Three Hours after
Marriage." The mimic dressed himself as a
country man, and wailed on the doctor, with
n loni' catalot'ilo of ailments, whirl, lie s:iiil
with every infirmity winch had any probable
chance of prolonging the inter'view. At
t. --, - f lWUOV-
length, becoming completely master of his
errand, lie drew Irom Ins pocket a guinea,)
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(IIIU ,.1111 t flV',J'l IMI.UW Ml, UIIV.IIIlll ,ll.; UI
il. "Put up thy money, poor fellow," cried
I the doctor, "put up thy money; thou hast
need of all ihy cash, and all thy patience too,
with such a bundle of diseases lied on thy
Tho aclor returned to his employer, nnd
recounted the wholo conversation, with such
Iruo feeling of Dr. Woodward's character,
that the enraptured author screamed with ap
probation. His joy was soon checked, for
the mimic told him, with sensibility, that he
would sooner die than prostiiuto his talents
lo tho rendering Dr. Woodward a public
Ghosts no seen thiso in nature. Tom
Hood, tho prince of English wits, talks about
ghosts in tho following facetious and familiar
Ghosts bo hanged ! No such thing in na.
ture all laid long ago, beforo tho wood nave.
inents. What should they come fori The
colliers miy rise for higher wages, and the char
tists may rifo for reform, and Joseph Sturgo may
rise, and Iho rising generation may rise, but
that the dead should rise, only to niako one'p
hair rise, is more than I can credit. Sunnose
youieelfa ghost. Well, if you come out ol
fee 'ph'm ' f l '.w
of appearing to him if
menu, now are you lo
an enemy, what's the use
if you can't pitch into him 1
Tho produce of tho dairy has been un
commonly low the year past lower than
farmers can afford to sell for; therefore there
will assuredly como a reaction, and dairy
men must not despair. When veal is as low
as at this (into, farmers may be induced to
raise their best calves rather than turn them
for veal. Cattle will bo higher, and beef
will bo higher before another year elapses.
In procuring cows for the dairy, liie form
of tho animal is moro important than the
size. Indeed, it is a very general rule that
small cows yield more milk and make more
butter, in proportion, than large cows. And
1110 0,y ouvantngc in Having a very large
l'r(,fd " require yen to make a very high
lf cows arc well kept they wiltgrow large
enough though you let them come in at two
vearsol age, And bv this course you gain
every way you save one year's keeping,
Iromtwoto three, nnd vour two years old
cow will give you morn milk in proportion
to her size, than if she went barren till three.
Her powers of yielding milk aro developed
nioru c.arl.v '. e.r. l'r i,,,u ".er Ul,cl!
a,ru cm:',rBeU sl!c ,s growlg ts es", and
"wy wl" ,lavc advantage through life.
If strength of nerve and sinew were tlie main
0)iect h wou,(1 1,0 UR"er 10 '"''.'P .'" hr
..1.1 1 i" ...
nil sue was six or seven years uiu euiuru sue
was allowed to breed. In such caso no one
col,!d "P".1 ,l,u dfvelopement of any great
Huuvia ui yiviuhil; iiiiirx 11 is uiit.3imiMiun;
- . , ,- . -,
w"',''f'r 51,0 wm,m ver Uo a molliur 11 bar-
ru" ' seven years of age.
' selecting for the dairy, it is ofthogrea-
t imoortance to procure annuals that yield
milK ol a rich quality. 1 Hero is a vast uu-'
ference 111 milk from different cows a gal -
Ion from one will make more butter tlirm j
two gallons from another. There are ccr-.
lain indications that Will enable you to
i".'1S-? I""?,',1? "y
nl it... r.! 1 .',1 m it,
HS tO the quality
nf the milk that a cow will
give, as ol
the quantity. The most certain sign of rich
milk is a yellow skin. A yellow brii.d e cow
almost invariably gives rich milk. V lute
spots on a cow are no good sign. Black
1 nvs iiviiiinv iv wiiiii. ii;n- mill iiii! i:rif:ini '
will be as white as the .nilk.
Long legged cows aro more apt to put
their feet into the pail than lo fill it with
It. T I
....... a.fo .,o...s require mo.o p..
u. ...l-,. .... .. . ,ow ..... ...ah uu-
tor can allord. A thick neck is heller adan-1
. i . , , , f , .
ted to bear a yoke than to favor ihe secretion
of milk. Large legs and a large tail require
too much ol iho feed of tho pasture for lhe.r
feelect cows will, good chests for the action
ofthelungs, if you would have them healthy.
Nliiw!fr linrnc nml cmtill limine tmwn mum
,-avo 1 00111
ur '"u "" U,U,U5- J0",0" ,l6
lf iMlirn iiiifl lfcc f.wr1 thill! Inner nnne ntir!
for the milk ducts.
he possessor of them can pet at her food in
... ..u ... .u muuf. """""".'"'u.
she rises also with more ease !
Attention, close observation and expo-.
nenri! tire nnncitf. In eiiiih it nun fn iiiMith nr
, .... ' . , . J fa , .-
the ntia lt.ns n :i rnw liv insneetlnn. and it
tho qualities ol a cow hy inspection
I . 'II . .i
dnirviuen Wl I nnt n.vn t heir nllenhnn In t in
ive their ntte
submit lo be
, ., I . I
hi.stness tlmv must cnnmit In he r hnntiwl in
V -1 - , , ,. -r , ,
.V" u . -'6" "u
ttle quite as good for Ihe dairv as any that
have been imported. Bo not deceived by
largo horns or large stories. Call into ac
tion your own judgment, bearing in mind
that this faculty is always improved by ex
ercising il. -1ass. Ploughman.
From tho Central New York Farmer.
Messrs. Editors That a material loss is
sustained by the dam man from the manner
in which the nroce3s of milkier' is usually
performed, there is no doubt. In milk, the
most valuable part is the lightest, as we see
from the cream rising to the surface of llie
vessel; and it is reasonable lo suppose that I
the same relative position is maintained i.i '
' ihe udder as in the nan or pail ; thai is, the
cream or i idlest part, is in tho highest pari
ol "IU lactc.l vessels, and of course, is the
last to ho extracted in milking. When this
' "tcralion is carelessly performed, or in otlt-
er words, lue cow is not
milked clean, the
best part is left in (he udder, and lost to the
dairy. It may be said, however, that what
is loft nt one time is obtained at another, and
is not therefore lost : but it must hu remem
bered that 1 1 10 process of absorption is con
stantly going on, and that hy leaving the rich
est part for this action nf tlm vessels, il is ir
recoverably lost ; and besides, the more com
pletely the vessels arc emptied the greater
the secretions will be. 1 do not npprovo of
this dripping or stripping, as il is railed ; for
the quicker a cow is milked and milked clean,
tho more milk sho will give. All dairymen
- . . - . ,
' ' r. ""'lru 01 11,0 MCl '"'u, 10 or " nw
1 thing more is necessary than to only partly
drain her udder at each successive milking'
is, unless wo leave off entirely. I do
noi spoaK wiinoui Knowing. vo nave nan
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hired help for several seasons past, and lhe
generally milked, and it was enough to have
worn out the p.ilicnco of tho animal, and
much more the palienro of man, in waiting
for them lo milk their number of cons. I
don't wish to be understood tli.it nil are alike,
hut in too many instances it is lliu case.
The milker should bo instructed to milk a
fast as his strength will allow; and the iilh
or slow milker I would al once discharg.
from this branch of tho dairy. While sunn
will milk from twolvo to fourteen cows ai
hour, others do not I won't say cannot
milk more than eight. 1 have had experi
ence enough, although young, to know some
thing about milking, and how quick a ro
can bo milked. I am confident that by at
tention to this point, (ho dairyman would fun'
an important addition would bo mado lo the
sum total of his annual profits.
GAPES IN CHICKENS.
A writer in tho farmer's Cabinet says,
positively, that the gapes in chickens, whicl
causo so many to die, are occasioned b
worms in tho windpipe ; and that il the poul
terer is pleased to take a leather, strip tin
sides all off except a small tuft nt the end,
dip this in spirits of turpentine, catch the
chicken, open its mouth of the -windpipe,
which may easily bo seen at tho top of the
tongue and near its roots, the worms will al
most instantly die, and the chicken as instant
ly recover. Ho says tliero is no danger in
tho chicken from this course. N. E. Plow
boy. Wo believe with the writer of llie above,
liiat it is worms which occasion tho gapify
and think that the application of tho spirit
of turpentine would prove effectual ; but we
deem it proper to add the remedy which vte
have always found effectual. Whenever wo
found our chickens laboring under the dis
ease, wo gave them each a toaspoonful of a
strong solution of assafcctid.i, which invaria
bly cured the disease, and as we supposed, by
dislodging the worm, nhich wc took it for
granted, was tho cause of tho disease.
SHEEP DESTROYERS OF CANKER
To the Kditor of the New Kngland Farmer 1
Sir I notice in your Valuable paper, vol.
xxi. page 4S, that a correspondent has told
you " something worth knowing" about the
destruction of canker worms by enclosing
sheep in an orchard. Having had some ev
idence of the truth of the statement, from a
similar experiment, 1 thought best to comniu
Having a flock of about fifty sheep which
I wished to fatten fur the shambles, I put
them into an orchard near the house, for the
convenience of feeding them with grain, ve
getables, &c, in the winter of 1841, and
kept them in the same until midsummer.
When the canker worms appeared in tho
spring, 1 found this orrhawl free from injury
i,v ,i. , .v.,ji ,.n,nf nr.;h!.nro
in a s,onosllr(nVi wuro stript of ,u,ir v,.rturo
...1 ,i,n .,;. ,l,.omvei1. I nitrilminrl ih h.
s(;ncc (,!, worms tu t10 anima oi cft on
lt0 iJotios of ttic treus by the sheep rubbing
nsainst them. It may be, however, as vour
..nrresnnndent snoiW thai ihn n.nkor wnrm
M Vimt liark hv llm nilni. nf tlm clmnn n.-
dt.stroyed, as you say. by the animals fecdine
1 arournl tho trees.
iioping ,mt 0t10rs tcst ,,l!s cIlcap) aml
j, appc.arS) ccrlajn n)oUo 0f averting tho at
. Iacks of ,lis destructive vprmin,
I am,. sir, yours, fcc.
JOHN ALDRICI, Gardener.
Cranston, It. ., June G, 1843.
PuLVEn.ztNo Tim SoilTo demonstrate
th.lt jcvvs nloistL1J )l0 JanJ w, f j;
. ... .... , . , .... , ,? .
nuiu in wiu i. uiu u.y e.uuiiu, ... uiu uriesi
M j as w Q' , reac,
lo ,., fine, and fill .he hole
lerwilll . an(l afe;n few mgh,'s dews, you
will find this line earth become moist at "tho
b and the hard ground all round will
I Loconlo drv. Ti - ?loM ; ,an(i,. m!1bn
... - fl (, . ,, , 1
I ".ill IdllU lilt IIIIU U II LIIUUIIl ULlk IMUUtlll
! jc am c.t another be rough by insufficient
i ..7 . . . .
,;M.lrt . ..i,(.-n,i . i..t. i i i
I fie(f cr0w,,e , fi,0 drics't n,,;ch
has continued long, and you will perceive,
,,v )e of ,flllt cveryV,ne land
bo mned mf). b ?
. 1 1
laud will lie as drv as powder troui top to
. . 1 . . .
""iiumi .ii int. ui ii.si nLiiuiri, mjwu liUllllt:
. b . . . b
i, ,,, l ,i, .I-;.,, ....,, i. . i !.:
IIIUUUIU3 IIIUI.-.IWII; IU IUUI3 , lllllWt;!! IIIU
1 . . . ' . .s .a
tiorant nnd incurious fancy it lets in tho
uiuii;iii, iiiiu imciuiuii; mt'iitiam .u i.uu ii.cir
.i I.. ..,i .i c u
plants at such times,
1 i.i, .
There is vet one more benefit hoeing gives
to plants which hy no art can possibly bo giv
en to animals ; for all that can he done in
feeding an animal is, to give it sufficient food
at the time ii lias occasion for it ; if you givo
an animal any more it is to no manner of
purpose, unless you can give it more moutlis,
which is impossible; but, in hoeing a plant,
tlio additional nourishment thereby given, en-
aides it to send out innumerable additional
fibres and roots ; so that hoeing, by the now
pasture it raises, furnishes botli food and
mouths to plants. Tull.
Living without Sleep. A recent number
of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
contains a letter from Mr. Itobert F. Gourlay,
giving an account of his extraordinary skepli
ness. According to Mr. G's own recount, he
was first bereft of sleep in the year 1633, for six
weeks w'jen about 40 years of ago. Prior to
that time he had never fullered for want of
sleep, although at times a little sufficcd for re.
freshinent. Mr. G was confined in London, as
he alleges, hy British tyranny, three years and
eight months and it was during this period he
thinks, that a habit of living without sleep be
gan to form. During his confinement he felt
very little need of bleep, and tlio greater part of
his lime in bed, which was never more than six
hours in the twenty-four, was given to reveries,
chietly, he declares, for bettering the condition
of tho laboring poor of England, &.C.
Soon alter his liberation, having visited Scot
land, he left Edinburgh for America. Hu had
no sleep until he reached Liverpool, where ho
took a warm bath before going to bed. This
had the desired effect and procured him a few
hours repose. The next morning he embarked
for New York, which he readied in 4- days,
without having had one wink of 6lcep. Inline
liitcly on landing at New Vork, ho procured a
.vanu bath, got into a comfortable bed and slept
-mindly. From that time forward, he did not
li.'ei for three years. Hu took laudanum, but
that had no effect ; he drank whiskey in tho
hope ihat it would induce sleep, but it only mado
In tho early part of 1SC7, while in Ohio, ho
was attacked with crympclas in tho leg, and dur
ing five months was without sleep. Mr. G. had
recovered his health in some degree, when in
telligence reached him of tho death of two of his
children, lie then lay two weeks in great ago
ny, and from that time to this a period of lour
yearn and six months, ho has been entirely de
prived ot sleep. I no last six months of his lite
Iiave been spent in th s city. His health was
much improved, and ho entertains a hope that
os soon as lie is able to take exercise, ho will
recover. On various late occas.ons he has been
RivniEATiNU Backwards. A correspon
dent of the New York Post gives an Account
of General Scth Potneroy, and says, at Bun
ker Hill,' he was iho last man of the last com
pany who retreated from the ground,' Hu
retreated bnrkwards through the firo of Iho
llritish, declaring that it should not bo said
of Se.th Pomeroy that he ever turned hisbick
to tho red coats.
Lord Morpeth presides at the World'a Ctn
ention in London against Slavery, with the van.
irable Thorn Clsrltton.