LABORDE, Editor. " We will cling to the pillars of the tem e or our liberties,
and if it must fall we will perish aibidst the ruins."
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From the European Correspondent of the N. York
PARIS. Sept.8, 1838.
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE
Pa:N c M: Louts NAPoLEoN.-There is some -
thine magical in the name of Napoleon !
There was a time when he was hell up to
execration in Great Britain as an assassin.
a tyrant, a despot, an enemy to peace,
order, morals and religion, and the curse of
the world. These days have gone by.
Such trash as this now, would not he he
lieved. Your Major Lee, who died iat Paris
whilst engaged in writing the life of this
great man, once said to me, "I know of no
man either of ancient or modern history
worthy of being compared with Na poleon."
This was the opinion of an enthusiast, I ad
mit, but yet no man had studied the whole
length and breadth of Napoleon's character.
conduct, and principles of action, as had
the Major. The whole life of Napoleon
was a vast drama: a most exciting. won
drous, astounding drama-and we follow
hirp as we read in the Moniteur the records
tience, wondering what is to come next.
There are some deep, black, mortal stains
in his character, which we must acknowl
edge and deplore-hut his genius was trans
cendant and his successes unbounded. Two
of his great crimes were the assassination
of the Duke d'Enghein, and his conduct to
those Republics which surrounded France,
and which he afterwards converted into
kingdomns, or annexed to his Empire, in
order to gratify his personal ambition, and
satiate his lust for power. But yet, in spite
of these crimes, he was the mightiest necro
mancer of any times-and he who does not
feel the deepest interest in his history, must
be wholly indifferont to the charms of po
etry. to the inspirations of genius, to con
summate skill and knowledge, to the inde
pendence of France, to the history and
progress of the French Revolution, and to
the progress and enlightening of the human
mind. Yet, I am very far indeed, from lie
ing a Napoleonist!
I have aeen some ofyour American breth
ren stand amazed, overpowered, enbtar
rassed to know what to say, and what to
feel, as they have traversed the mighty gal
leries of Versailles. Bnt when they have
arrived at the Gallery of Napoleomn-when
they have looked at his mighity exp~loits as
picturead forth on the fairy walls of that in
comparable palace-they have forgotten all
the marble halls of the old dynasties-all
the thrilling events of the Revolution of
1830-all the historienl p-uitings of paist
ages-andl have contaemplated with a n on
der and a rapture only to be felt, the rep
resentations of the nehievment% of ihait
mighty amagiciana. I hnave visited Versailles
some fifty times-but each time with newv
delight, and with increased astonishment.
Well may Louis Philipo exclaim to the
youth of France, "If you study in this pal
ace the history of Francie you will see how
great, how rich she hats been in Legists.
Judges, Conquerors, Painters, Philosophers
Seal ptors. Si atesmien, Moralists, anad Pa -
triots." It is quite iraue that all thai- may bo
leat at the Nati mnia Galleries of Versailles;
but one thing dominates over all, and that
is, how great was Napoleon,
From the Mobile Examiner.
W~e have hitherto frequently adverted to
the line of duty which is obvious to the
South, in her estimation of public men.
She has interests at stake, superior to any
other in the country. She stands' on the
defensive in all elections, and if her public
men seem to study her interests alone,
- without yielding generously to di-taint see
tioas, it is because self-preservation, the
first imnulae of naturc- nromats her, to
he wary and suspicious. The South,
mrotifying as tlae confession seems,ie at pre
sent dependaut on the North. Not an ar
tiele of her consumption-hardly a bale of
her valuable prodnce can he disposed of,
without first parsing through the hands of
those who do not understand or respect the
institutions of the South. %% e are, by the
timidity of our citizens, forced to depaend
tenaciously on that part of the couatry
% hich contains within it the naaterials-the
slumbering embers-of our destruction.
Our members in Cougres must be constant
ly on the alert to study every petitiou
every public document that emanates from
it. We have no independence of charac
ter, nor or action, and every breeze, and
maurmour of misguided fanaticism wakes its
from a vision of happiness and pct'e to
dreadful anticipations and apprehensions.
It was not so when we were less ponerlul
- it was not thus when, a few years ag',
we could admit those whom our institutions
were obnoxious to, into the heart of our
country, and permit theta to weigh and to
censure our peculi raties. Then, we were a
happier people, and the sentimmtent of
devotion to our cotnmon country pervaded
every hosom, from Maine to Louisina.
low stand matters now? Is there the
samte principle of action alive in the honons
of our best citizens? Are there no tl'ughts
of discontent indulged by our most virtu
ous statesmen? Can we look uneeacerned
ly on every rumor that is hitherw ard borne
by the northern breeze? In short are "e
not a changed people? and do we not feel
that our safety conpels us to abate tIe
warmth of our patriotism? It is so: :na11:
the fact that duty induces us to this course
of action, is melancholy ;proof that w e have
not spirit to make ourselves formnidable or
to evince our importance to the great fed
The Union-who is there that does not
love the glorious associates that its tentoty
coujlres up? who is there that would Itnt
sacrifice himself to its preservation?-and
yet is their one who does not feel tnaignant
and mortified at the station which the agri
cultural South--the great producing territory
-holds in the ,estimation of a distant sec
tion of the country? But 'here is none to
blame except ourselves-for the measures
which nould make us a great people, and
ttinately heal all internal divisions, are
before us, and yet many iudely thrust them
aside and grasp those whose tendency is to
perpetuate broils, and widen a gap already
formidable. We have hopes, how'ver,
that before it he too late, all will see and
appreciate our true political position, and
will return to those opinions which alone
can give us commercial independence:
which will prove our true station in the
States' confederacy, and proapt respect
from abroad. and produce confidence and
composure at home,
importation of Ready Made Iouses.- t
The Yankees -heat all natur.' They are t
now exporting ready-made houses to the I
fat-west. We shall have a new item on I
our custom house tariff' Memorandum; per
steam ship Down East arrived at Ksaskas
kin, twenty-four houses wih frame works. t
marbles, mantilels, chitnies &c complete,
per invoice $2*-l.OtO.
The following, in practical illistration of 1
the anticipated t otmuerce, is frotn the Pe- i
kin (illinois) Tlelegraaph, Jttly 21st. Its taoo
good to be los:-N. V. Stair.
NoVEI. Ist ArloN.-Thae being fair
nibhedl with a comfortable anda convenienaa
d wellinig, is among the first and promaintac
wants of the Emigrant.
iBut this cahyct is not easily attained.
A resident inu tie cotuntry, waitha :al thet . I
vanage of ncquaintance, encounters great
diilienity ni: dl delaiy n buaildaaag. fromn tht
scarcity of matuermias and labor; a straniger,
of couarse. is subajectedl to far greater incon
veniences. It wonal seem,. however, that
somue of our eastern ftiends (whom we wel
comne most heartily to this latnd of piromhise) a
are determined not te, submit to this slow, I
vexatious process anal htave hit uapaon atn ex a
paedient, of the pact icability of which, we
will nott vetare to preadiet.
We sail iat wveek ian ahe Ware hottce of
J. W. Casey, the variotas panrts of a haone, I
packed in distinct parcels. anal shuipped a
from the E atvia New Orleans tao this place,
owned by one of the members of the en
terprisigolony of Delevan itn this couty~a.
All the mtaterials were prepared for beinu
put together, which would finish anal comn
plete the house. The floors, &c. wvere al
ready painted; and nothing was wvatutitle
but the shingling of the roof, and the lath
ing and plastoirintg.
To whtat extent the importang of houses
may be found advantageous we know not,
but the experiment is well enoug.
'rHoMiAs BUTLER KiN.--This gentie
mant wa% elected on the first Monday in thi
month, i Representative to the next Con
tress, and at the salne time a member of th
Senate in the Georgia Legislature. This i
a practical commtentary tionm the ojie
boasted reluctanc e our ourpponent. In at
L'ept office, atd shot that when they hav
the pot er, they are not slow in appropria
ling to thenmselves the "spoils of victory.
1% lit a modest matt must our nen Repire
tentative elect he ! It is a great pity tha
there wete not a few more offices withi
the reach of the houorable gentleman, tha
ais vaulting anahison mtight stand some
Abanuce of pratificaion. To live in Cam
let, be elected Senator from Glynn. an'
lRepresentative to Congress, all at once, i
something to be sure; but we have nodout
to would have been willing to have sh'iwi
iis popularity by accepting other othie.
-ould they have been fouae For linls % if
sot the good people of C.studen saffir bitt
a zi %e.;,r, to be their Senator also !--A4th.
us, taro. Banner, Oct.
Dr. Irving's lectures oli'r to our citizen
mn euteriainmnent altogether novel. The;
ire not, like the exlihii..ns of the celebre
eel Ogilvie, amerely decelaations--ar rhect
irac applied to passages oh poelry and lrns
noted fromt our literature.
Sich lecture (to judge from the first) i
i story skilfully drawn from real life. I
bus g.sins the imerest of an original narra
ien, and resembles the entertainment of th
iEastern story-tellers, which travellers have
leseribed as the most living part of Easteri
ite"ature In giving the story, quotation
if prose and poetry,classiscal allusion, tmr
cl refl#'ctinas, are freely used, v ith grea
ptineses and b'seaumy; these are all enflirced
sy intenation, gesture and expression, will
heierical skill anddraiatic efect, and th
-e-,ult is a deep iniaressin eal omre valwa
tle moral I ree'pt.
The leecrur "on gambling," w hieh is an
iounced for Saturday evening huas bee
xtolled as highly fe-ctive, and '.aely noth
ag can be more beneficial to a eiaang mind
hant a deep impression of coustejue'nees i
This vice. . ... ..
Dr. Irving's audience on Tuesday even
ng last, could not have been more fiqhion
able. had our dran ing. rooms been culler
or the purpose.-Bo.ston Atlas.
Broom Corn.-If the. Yankees have tick
ed us confiding backaoodsmnen with th
asteful inventions of the wooden ham, -no
he cure-all pill made of peas sleeped its
solution of liquorice, they have on the uie
mud, laid us under actual oblhgations t'n
nany really valuable discovewries in Me
:hanlics and Agresulture. The uses t
vhich they have put the bracla corn coesi
ate a case in poini: This plant, so inci.
w'usaale to the cleanli house wife. is to i
wen in small quantities, in albost ever
orno field in our State; but few of our far
ners have regarded its cul'ure in any othe
iglet than as a far higher rank in the ,'aia
ogue of cultivated crops. Not only a
heir nanufae tories annually epor larg
IIu amit ie of broea and brushes maele ,
his valuable plant but they also fild it
red highly importamt as frod for all kiaa
if stock. J. M. Garner, Esq. Pr"-sieleat o
he Agricultural Society of Fredericksbusrg
n his ania ocal alddre tea tht busdy s1ron'- gl
iamendeaas the ensllr casf ba'lroen s carna tea ih
an aters ofd Vairiis, ands c.ommuaaanicaetes th
balliawing extract eof a hester dfrome a genrtle
nasa isa (Connec'tient, w'hic'h comtlprises, is
aut shaell, te whosule pro'ecess of' cultivactiit
tis us'es ande produsctiveness.
"Osar 'ar'tnersc plant 'hleir bareom-cor'ni
sill"'ea tw'cfet sart, Pa ' se ws fresmt 31 m
tl aslf weed :. Thel' aiverage yie'ld is froat
;00 to 1000 las. ofclentn brushl to rho acre
icet stra mlh ha 10) baushecls of seed. Thci'
lsean well cleaaned ande arouand, iq estee-ne
amcl as geasd as corna, andI is used itt feedita
teack of all kinds. Ir issaidl to be beter thss
eats for horses, ande bsetter titan lad -k whea
bar feeding hoags. Ina slanttinag, f'roma do( to e
eced are put isa a iill, bunt easly tent are paer
stilted to greasw."
V~aue of the. li'd/no' -rThe i mporat ae'- e
Ite wvillow vle manl hsi baeee r'eonmz',ede freas
Ite eas'liest ages; arad baaskjets adse fraa
villoaw tawigs were probaly asmonig the ver
irst oft hauan mnanuafacetories, int countrie
'here thtese tree~s tabacunde. Thela Romnan
aaede thte twsigs for laindeing thesir vinecs aan
yinag their rees ina haandll.e, ande m-'aee sa
earls oaf bsaskets of'thaemc. A crop~of willowy
vas cfobideredl so valuale in the time r
iatto. thact heo ranrks the salictumn, or willo
jeld, next in value to thae vitneyardl anti gar
len. In Fransce, the leaves, whether in
~roen or dried slate, are cotnsideredl the yea
test food for ows or goats and horses. I
- some placea, are fed entirely on them from
m the end of August till November. Horses
- o fed,it it Stated. will travel twenty leagues
B a day without beine faitigued. In the
s north of Sweden and Norway. and in Lap
1 land, the inner bark is kiln dried, and
- ground for the purpose of mixing withoat
meal in years of scarcity. ''he bark of the
willow and also the loaves are astringent
and the igrk of most sorts tmay he employed
mn tanning.-A rimr, um Blritunicum.
PAINS of INIOLt.NCE.
I No greater mistake is ever made than when
we are told by unreflecting people, that astate of
repose and indolence is natural and desirable to
all men. Ifthis be ever the case, it can be predi
cated of those alone in the lowest grade of hu
tunanity. A New Iloll-inder or a Hottentot, may
possibly- be contented to crawl on in the m. e of
t sloth and brutality, until compelled bey irresis:i
ble ne-e-sity to bestir himsell, there is nottaing so
I I alluring in he con.litione of these poser 'reaures
als to mke them ob ects of itnmitation But wimth
a retined and cultivated mind, and a station.
however modest, provided it be without the bieach
of the calls of co-spulso.y duty, sne has enasiled
upon him a most res:less and trouhtesorme com
panion, in the shape of a constant goeading sc
sire to be occupied. This harpy pursues the in
emptoye-s, and vitiates tie baiue of tranquil
life, at w sich they would fhin recline themselves.
Knowug that they are liable to its attacks. if
eaught jn ademucs, it is amusing to see by nhuat
pitiful i. .trivances people attempt to deceive
thenseives imlo a belefthat they are busy. l'asI
times and amusements are eneumbered with reg
ulations-and pleasures nade foreal and heavy.
Importance is attached to the most trifling occu -
renceq of - life's dull round;" and tie rutes ofeti
quettgaed puetillim are enforced by the sever
est P6maa ties. Although occupied in nothing
real. fill or i ational-yet -'that nothing" must
t alwa be iransacted at the leo-t criticai period
of'theiday and with all due observances of place
and ecirumistlance, or the ehara will not work.
The' 4nun -ef I- isure becomes. Iin coms, qsuece.
cuter' meamorphosted into the most hu-Mling,
ana a epositoror little paltry cares. Ch. at
ed ofh tas own quiet, he keeps the mus watehf'ul
.,eal lookout upon the repose of his neigiibmirs
wo be unto the untortunate m unberer up
on. 1m 'e itlicts his presence.
the state of istlessness and irresolution, inm
Ss' aftendant upon habits ol' indol- nee, the
ed of'evils owe their origen. Up rise
pectres, haunting the distempered imagination.
Refuge From these in sought ine strong exctemeat
ewhih is eueeded by moping. nervotme in Ian
choly. Indigestioin, with its train of woes, is in.
duced by too gs eat attentio. to the omly re gulur
business af the day-eating aned drinking. it
- ome hasty malady des not prevent, suicide is
too ilete looked to aes the only refiage fron enn i.
I uet wisere thi- sufferer is do 'tied to lin-er t his
e loingdisease.he can know no p:easure nor repose
. The tull coloring and emtrast, which labor antid
r tseful occtpatin give to e' pieture, are wanting
amid tuore remains an cunmeaning-an iesipped
blank. Sleep flies his pillow-and en.oymm
from the most alluring of his peastimes. A mrere
paseenger im the ship of life, his sickly existence
is past in disgust anl nothingness.
Females, both by constitutiou and education.
are particularly liable to stfier from the passive
- state ind'uced by over refinement. So much is
r present to captivate their native delicacy and
timidity, that they overlook the danger arising
fromm these being emorlldly increased. lCver busted
with unnumbered details, they have freequently
no one engroem-.: occupation Leaning for
support on some loved relative, anod delded by
the hope, that they may so conimue secure
s and blameless, they too oflen neither pre
f pare for the disappointuent nor the duties of
real life. The willing homage of the protecting
sex raises thtem abhove time thoughts tand caires emf
Stime butsy wesrld. They mre seldoime if ever, t,,'Id
ofsickly beaus'y'se "frmil andtc feverishe b.-inmg;"-andie
they hmeair nout the "sl simaill voice" el'nattre,
whichm wmarcis thmemi teo lbe n eum. Unitriemd, mandc
close conscealed, time chareactcer fails im staemjscia mecd
'sponmtane'ous feower-; wee im' I rotm defici'cet xere'se,
thme constt.tte ionbcomiese incapabenele sot resimtop,
i ti.- dightest hucee. .cmdc lee lbod', umniequal ande pre
emoc~urely expe:imded mn the sultry dr'awinmg roomt,
ais destitute of' the symmetrical prompomrtionis oei~o
bemauty WVhen the. 'sir sunes are called upjoim
to be wives amid .nuersm, is') are often f'ouimd to
he doubly waninmg -./aurnsag of Ikcalth.
4 HoPe'.-Tliere is 10no hppinessq whmie'I hope
i canncot promtise-no diff'icuilty whlichi it cnnmot
i surmolume-nos griefl wvhichi it cmanmt meitigate.
SIt is thme wealth of thme inmdigenet, mhe hmeatih of' lice
sick, the fr'seeom of' time capgtive. As soon~e a, we
haive learnmed waltm is agreeable, it delightsm mis
wvitht the pirospect eof aittateining it; as son. ais we
have lost it. it deh hits mus with lhe piocsecee omlits
reteurn. It is sem flamttemer ind comfol~rtem cln ('ars
whmichi need still emoere so he flaitteredl andm ceaemfor
ltad. What it pro~mise's. inideed, is dlilhi-rent in
fthee different y'ears; buet the kineics aind im re
Ssistible peruasieon withm ,vbic'h it nmakes the pro
mise arci still time sae: andie wiie we auighi in
advanced age, met the esasy c'nlfienclme ofumryouth
in wishmes ni hichm seem iincapable of' dleceivinmg us
now. we are still, aes to othe'r objects of desire,
thme emne creduliloims, confidinmg beings, whtom it
wams then so easy to muake happy. Nor is it omsly
over terre-stial thinigs thaet it difimuses its elightfuel
- radiance: time power whtichs attendes uis with con
s solatio, thromgh time anexietiesandl labors of oeur
ylife, does net dleseert its at thee close of thmat life
whicit jis blessend or consled.h It is ri n
with is in our last moment. We look to scenes
which atire opening on us above, and we look oi
those around us, with an expectation stronger
than the strongest hope, that, in the world which
we are about to enter, we shall not have only
remembrance of what we loved and revered on
earth, but that the friendship frm which it is so
painful to part, even in parting to Heaven, will
be restored to us there.-boes. -
DEATH.-People fmnn the most fearful con
ception. f "the last struggle," the "separation of
the soml frotn the boly." and the like; but this is
all void of founation: no tman certainly ever felt
"what death is," for it is nothing; and as insensi
ble as we enter into life. equally insensible is its
cessation. The beginning and the end are here
united. We are taught by experience, that all
those who ever passed through the first stage of
death [death itself,) and were again brought to
life. unanimously asserted that they felt nothing
of d1% ing, but sank at once into a state of insen
IA'm is not he led into a mistake by the convil
sive thobs, the rattling in the throat. and mite up
parent pangs of'death which are exhibited by
'i"uny persons when in it dying state. 'These
symjptomms are painful only to time spectators, and
not to the dyitig. who ire not sensible of them.
The case here is. as if one, from the drendful con
tortions of a person in am) epileptic fit, should
fiarm a conclusion respecting his internal fi-el
ings: from what affects us so much, he suffers
'Tie result of the observation of ninny a clos
ing scene iii various climes lends to the conclu
-ionm that death is envisaged by those with the
least horror, whose lice- have been least influ
enced by superstition or hitmaticism, as tell as
by those who have cultivated literature and sci
ence with the most ardor.
FT ERNZT v.-Dark! duep: bounless! uniathom
able! issysterions eternity!!-Soreless! bot tomt
less! awful! incoimprehensible eternity!! Where
is the 'tumid, the Hierculean mind that cai grasp
und measures eternity! In the efiort, the mind
is lost, it reels, staggers, becmimmes confounded.
'iverwhelmed. asmd shri.ks roa the task, appal
led and *imuddering as rom t tililing nmountain.
Eternity is passed. Eternity is future. Time
s1"ins in the ocean of ete nity. Of eternity we
"an give no de-cription. Language is too mea
gre. No picture cnn portray it. It can neither
hm n eghed nor measmred. It is beyond the ken
of the human intellect. If we attenpt to launch
intothe amysterious ocean, we are lost in the nw
fll ani profound abyss. If'we attempt to ga-.e
upon its illimitable fields, the imind becomes diz
zy, the heart grows sick and telers. We have
no line to mfeasure. no scale to weich it, no chro
mmet.r to commpute it, chronologist to explain it,
nothini with which we may compare it. A min.
ute bears some comparison to a myriad ofyears.
But time' admnits of no comparison with eternity
it had mm beginning-will have in end. Eter
nity had no beginning-will hever have an end
When ms rinds and millions of years have inter
vened, and titice en thousaid mil!ions mors
have pats-ed. the sun of eternity n ill blut hate
appezared glefntning in the hot izon. Eternity has
its mtrn. noon mind night. 'Tis e'verastiig.
I'orever and ever! and ever!-l'itabtrger.
"Occupy till I rome "-Divine Providence has
placed every itman in his peculiar situation, and
assigned every man his work. The situation
and work of mankind are various, but the mp
pointmment is of God. Some ar appointed to
guide the plumgmh; others to direct the looms. Somie
to toil: others to miink and direct. Some to study
and teach; others to recei e direction and instrac
tion. Some are to smihnit; others are to goeri.
l.very tman has his proidemmi al uppointtmment
given mit ; and he may discover it, if tie
wishes to doss. Whatever oursituation beiGod
himself, in the councils of his wise 'rovidence,
his pmmaeed is ins it, andmm comn i-ted witit c 'ertainm
duttie's TIo e'very imanm hem ihas samid. "le diligent
m business, fervenit imn spirit, Sern inig time Loird."
piety, adobmtrusive of' it; bmmt this is an error.
'i'hemv matiy lie tmamde sm, limt they' inre no si m-'i's.
sar-ily 'They' are' paurts mif dmm .i wha L. m per
formed m wtih a n ew to time glory oif God fromm re
ligiouis moi~tives, amid with re'mirdl to re'lig'i,,ns ends,
as Iio.n- ii: he, ,1: .imme ihi iin e ble'ssimng
,t.id p Oimote, iot hmmdier our eternl wefitre. No
tian hins mm charter tom be idle, muen of' time im.
amphle fortunmesmare time servttimof' God. A thmou
sandm domors of usmefishiess lay open to suchi personsm
us are e'xempit from time necessity oft diily toil,
amid to whom God has been bountiftl ini time gif'ts
ofihis Pmrovidien~e. Thle mantt who buries his tal
emit itt thme earth, is deeply gniilty, mind imnemnr time
dispmleasmire mu' his Lmrmd. Idlenmess as iihfmilibly
de'sroys time soui, as openf sift commnitted mmgninst
Giod. We atre alii stewi'ds mof his manimifoldi gif'ts.
Godi himseif' wvill ant lenigthm inaiy.'-Gmvm :im ac-coit
oif thy~ -mfewatrdship: fhr thmoui mayimst lie no longi r
A4 Miot'r to larr D}aughter ont Marriage.-ou
anre now. myi blovedch child, mihoiut to lenve the
arms which have hitherto chierishmed you. and di
rected youtr every step, and at length comnducted
you to a samfe, happy, mind hmionrable protection
ini thme very bomsom of' love amid htonor Youm must
now be no longer the flighty, inconsiderate,
hauighty, passionate girl, but ever, with rever
ence and delight hamvin time merit oi'youmr husband
ini view, Reflect hmow Vast time sum of v'omur ob
ligationis tom time man whmo conmfersmtupon you indle,
penmde'nce, distinct'ion, mind, above all, felicity.
Modertet, then, my be~ovtit child. vonr n/ivam
expenses, and proportion your general expendi
tre to the standard of his fortune, or ratter his
wishes. I fear not that with your education. and
principle- you can ever forget the more stacred
duties, so soon to be your sphere ofaction. Re
member the solemnity of your vows, the dignity
of your character, the sanctity of your condition.
You are anesable to society for your example,
to your husband for his honor and happiness, and
to lheaven itself for those rich talents entrusted
toyour care and your improvemnent, and though
in the maze of pleasure, or the whirl of passion,
the duties of the heart may be forgotten, remem,.
her, my darling child, thee is a record which
will one day appear in terrible evidence against
us for ourleast omission.
The American Mechanic.-Whatever may be
the "pomp, glory, ci:cums'anco" of the great
men of the world-w .ever nay be the daa
zling pageantry of high life-the glitter of fash
ionable society, and splendid misery of those w' ho
"Those who think must govern those who toil;"
there is no situation in this world more enviable
than that of the plain American mechanic-free
for every thing for whir& Neavetn designed him;
uotramnmelled in his opinions, and, left to the
guidance of his own genius. he walks erect in
the full stature ofazman. I sing, with his own
hands, the means by whiche supportshimselft
protected by a goverunnmens. which, like the sun,
sheds its light-its fostering care upon all-who
shall gainsay his right to enjoy the fruits of his
labor, in the way which best may please him?
Under our Gov -rnment, prudence, industry
amid economy,are sure to meet with theirreward,
and it should be remembered by every imechanic,
that the road to preferment and official di: nity is
open to every one, All that the people want in
those that serve theta is fidelity and patriotism
-truth to the constitution, and intelligence
enough to perform their duty.
flow much, then it behooves the American
Mechanic to make himself worthy the highest
honor the people can co fer. It is the duty of
every A lmeriena. to render himself comptem to
act on all occasions as becomes an Anericat. citi
ze'n. Intelligence, education and study. are witnr
in the reach of every human.
Political Strife -It has always seemed strange
to us that so much acrimony should be exhibited
by political men towards each other What is
the necessity for the endless contentions and
petty and disgraceful wrangles that are occurring
every day among men of commnnon sense in other
respects and on other subjectai And what is the
pomit of difl'erencef What is the cause for all
the excitement-all the heated zeal displayed by
these ofboth parties? Why, the truth is, o o
person has a dif erent opinion from another re.
specting the qualifications of a certain' man for
office. It is a mere matter of opinien. The one
or the other may be right, and the question
should be settled in the only legitimate way. by
vote. If mote think with the one than with the
other, it cannot be helped. They have a perfect
right so to think. and the one in the minority
oughi to sit down contentedly, comfort himself
with the reflection that he may, notwithstaning,
be in the right, and the oter in the wrong. Let
C'ristian politicians at least cease to wrangle,
and peaceably sustain their candidate for popar
lar iavor, and there will be less wrangling.
iEAnis ALOL0 -To haw many otherwise
tedious or useless, hours of life, ntay a female
inapa.t bot delight and improvement by tihe
charm of' reading well. If a wife, site can solace
many a season of a husband's weariness or sick,.
lass. If a mother, what an advantage to her
ofispring, to have before them, asthey are grow.
itg up. a living model, in the person ofone whom
they are led to reverence and Love, of an ao
cotmpeslhmteit which our schools, and academies,
amnid colleges find it so difficilt to impart. This
huter comnsmdea titoen, in amy view, has imtneniso
w.eig..t; for our hmabits of psonuniiciationm, speak.
inig amnd readiang are irst formted in childhood,
aid in the deitmestic' circle,~ andi beingonice formed
it is a task of extreme dilliculty to alter them,"
N'wsma,:.-l, "i.je are givenm to talk of
i indufmencLe of time press; of its I eing the
p ialladium of ottr liberties, with a great deal
Iumrr of itch iape panmegyric. Yet whilst they
ptroise thme orgamn. they forget the condition of
editors anid prmtters. T1hie very individtials who
sing thne lotidest sonigs in praise of' the Press, are
imost regamrdlemes of' our professionmal rights.
They resort to the mmeanesm tmodes ordefrauding
uts of time jumst recompilence of ouzr iatelectuail and
mtechnanical labours, of our legal responsibiuitis
anid our pecuntiary htazards.-Xouha.
SountcE or PsltnP:.Exmry.-Tlat which make..
our view of thme presemnt state of time worid a
source of perplexity amndhorror, is the considera.
tion that every hiumtan heart bears in itselfa type
mtore or les's distii.ct, of these powers timd that
hati p ess wh voer b htave bmeen time pmortioni of the
most exalted~ utnndis There is, perhaps, no spot
on earth, however dreamry, ini which thme germs
of iaimny plats, amid thme liarva om shiing amnd
lighntwinged( insecta aire not hidldenm, thoutgh fo,
thmottsands ofl years uindevelmiped, and still ex.
poretlmng thme warm breeze which alml call them
out into life and beauitv.
Ercelent Adrice.-Youmng amen of tihe present
day tire too fond of' getting rid of work; they
for~ easy and lazy emnploymteat, and frequently
turn out to lbe poor miserable vagabonds. You
nmust avoid all wvishes to live withobt labor; labor
is a blessing, rathmer than a curse; it makes amen
hmealthmi , procures themn food, clothinig, amid every
other niecessary, fiees thenm rom tentptations to
bedsaika ale hl~ iipnst
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