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Tho Vrrgln's Grave.
Tis a lowly grave, but it suits her best,
Since it breathes of fragrance aud speaks
of rest, ?
And meet for her is its calm repose,
Whose life waa so stormy and sad to its
"Tis a shady dell "where they laid her form,?
And the hills gather round it to brest the
While above her head, the bending trees
Arrest the. wing of each ruder breeze.
A trickling stream, as it winds below,
.Has a music of ->e?c? in its quiet flow.
And the buds that are ever in - bloom
Tell of some ministering spirit's love.
It ia sweet to think that when all is o'er,
And life's fever'd pulses shall fret no more,
There still shtti bc one, with a fond re?
"Who will not forsake, and who cannot
One kindlier htart. all untainted by earth,
That has kept the fresh bl?m from its
bud and Us hirth.
Whose tears for the sorrows of youth shall
And whose pr&y'r shall still rise for the
A clergyntan'' was once asked
whether the ai embers ft a church,
of wh.T.r?e n* tliva. care, were united.
He replied they were perfectly united
Whatever distrust ure may have of
the sincerity* of other people, we al?
ways believe that they are more in?
genuous with c arselves than with any?
body eise. t
There is no greater obstacle to suc?
cess than trusting for something to
turu up, instead of going io work to
turn up something.
The great th . ng or a prian is, rv>t to
be able to nc^om lioditeVhiu.self to
other people's hv.mor for that can
easily he got along with, but to ma?
nage his o vin Cutmore, so that they
will not annoy him. / j
AI! of us h?ve? tv.'/educations, one !
of which we lTcave from others;
another, and mos. vh'uable, which we
give ourselves. It > the last which
Sxes ?ur grade in A?' itv, and even tu
ally our actual vain? in this 1H<^ and
perhaps the color o&our fate hereafter.
It is refreshing tor .find a man who
lias really opinions lof his "own, even
wnere they are opposed to our own,
and somewhat absurd, as indeed in
such a contingency, they are apt to be
esteemed. ? -
A capacity lo do good not Jon ly
gives title to it, but aiso^ makes the
.doing of it a duty. This? sentence,
says Cott.m Mather, should* be pre?
served in letters of gold.
Industfy is never unfruitful. Action
keeps the soul both sweet, ?md sound,
while slothfulness rots it to noisome
ness. There is a kind of good angel
waitino* upon diligence, always carry?
ing a laur?l to crown life; whereas,
idleness for her reward, is ever attend
od- with shame ano poverty.
Beware of the ?V.lse friend who
-would wheedle you into a vice. Ile
Is the fir<t to blazon to tie world'your
misstep, to prove thal you are no better
* Fire is a good thing ;n the house,
hut it should be In :he chimney and
not ki the wife'* temper-cooking'the
victuals, nor. roasting the husband.
Tie most influential m;:n. in a fiee
country, at least, is the mno wb-j'has
the ".bility, as well as the courage, to
?peak wb,3t h^s ti inks-when occasior.
mav re^ttire :;.
Our 8?shool-Boy Days.
After ali, it must be confessed thai
the happiest period in life, is our bare-,
footed, bread-and-butter days. PeopYei
may descant as eloquently as they
please upon (he pleasures of after life,
hut ail feel that they were blithest and
most joyous of spirits, in their school?
boy !dais. Never since have they felt
? that triumphant sense of 'life, that ex?
ulting transport of ??.ul, io which they
'reeked and rioted' when they first
vaulted from.their swaddling clothes.
Few tfien were the ingredients neces?
sary to theil?.cup of happiness-they
could 'carve felicity from a. bit of pine
wood, or fish for 'tit successfully in n
mill pond.' It is true, there was little
agreeableness In hard lessons-less
still in being scolded flogged by
frowning pedagogues for not getting
them. BuU the p'ay-ground and the
holidays-what is there'comparable to
Reader, have all the games, sports
and recreations of your melancholy
manhood yielded you half the def?ght
you once derived from kiteflying,
mlrblea, playing ball'and leapfrog?
H<ice tire most gorgeous and enchant?
ing spectacles- you have "beheld at
.theatres or elsewhere filled your soul
so. brim full of ecstacy as the first
sight of Jack-o'-Lanterr? Cati you
ever forget the violent throbbing ?of
heart with wbtth yo*" welcomed "the
metaphysical stranger?'-bow you
'clfuekletl and 1 crowed, and clapped,
your hands with glee, as your dazzled
i eyes followed him through all the
j chanceful fin-iires of hi? fantastical har
\ lequinade? Has a*ny meteor, the Yuo6t
resplendent, since danced and gam
j -bt?rr^'trrerf "ytrtir ti??T?/ .jJ.WwH"'*'SY?y"
I thing in comparison? Have the most,
bewitching novels ot Sir Walter Scott
thrilled and fascinated you with such
? strange, mysterious delight as the
stories of Bluebeard? and Jtu-k the
Giant Killer?" Can rou forget the
curious wonderment with which you
j g.tzed on the man in the moon-how
you qtierted whether he too was made
of green cheese-and with what ab.-o
lut." precision you made out his face?
Would you not gladly go back to the
period when the rise of the green cur?
tain revealed tj you a real world
?when the-j>kes of tho clown atibe
i circus were not flat, stale and unpro-'
j fitable, and the fricks of ihe juggler
j and the ventriloquist had nor lost half
[ their interest by being learned to be
? dfcception^? Is it any satisfaction to
j you that you have read history till you
i doubt everything-that you no longer
I believe that Romulus was suckled by
j a-wolf, and Richard the Third a mon
I stet of iniquity-and that you know
j Robinson Crusoe to be a fiction?
I 3 Ab, reader, wp know full well your
enswer. Gladly would youcoromand
\ the secret of feeling as you once did;
1 but, aiasl every day has taken from
[ you some happy error-soine.charm
\ ing illusion-never^, to return. You
I hnve been reasoned or ridiculed out of
I all your jocund mistakes, till now, a
I tall grown man, you see things as they
I are, and are ju*t wise enough to be
j miserable. V/ell might Lady Mary
Wortley Montague exclaim, 'lhere is
I nothing that can pay one for t'::at vai
! uable ignorance whj>;h is the compan?
ion of youth, those sanguine, ground?
less hopes, and* that 'ively vanity
which makes up all the happiness of
life. To my extreme mortta^ation. I
i find myself growing wiser a&d wiser
! every day.' * .
j . Do right though you have inetnics.
: You cannot escape them doing
i wrong-; ana ii. i? lillie gain '..i b:;r;or
I away your honor and integrity, and
i dives-, yourself of moral courage, to
gain what? Notbi-ig. Belier abide
by the truth-frown down all oppo?
sition) and rejoice in the feeling whick
i mu;*;, inspire a free and irid?pende::!
j Build your hopes upon -.ho W.D
I and a ob :-ig-? cf r, wil? end '.bom.
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OLD FoLK?.-*^Ble?K the old people,
say. we! What should we do without
J?facm!. Does Dot a man f?el * better
and gringer in the, battle Q$JS?We>
having;a grey-bair?d old fatMrMfld
moth?? 'tinder .the shelter of^Sbme
brown eyed :farrh house away? Does
the millionaire's heart leap half so
high at the sight of the pines, and
oranges -that daily decorate his table,
as he does when the barrel ol red
streaked apples conies from the coun?
try home-apples from the old hill?
side orchard, carefully picked out. by a
spectacled mother, and directed in a
shaking hand by the kindly old mail.
Oh, these apples have a flavor of borne
and childhood!. What an event it is
tb the dwellers in brown stone man?
sions and marble-fronted palaces, to
have tim old folks come up from the
country cn a visit, with th?*ir old-fash?
ioned ways and antiquated, snuff
colored garment*, and horror of ail
new inventions and dangerous novel?
ties! We .can but smile when they
blow out the gas, and sit as far as pos?
sible from the furnace register, for lear
they." may bur?f, and starting every
time the speaking tidies aie used, and
regard the water pipes ad fearful and
Such things make them feel that
theft day and genet.ition are over,
even more than the white-headed little
grand-chiidren, and the silver threads
in the locks of the..son or daughter,
who was i heir 'baby' once. Yet there
is something beautiful in their sim?
plicity-their utter ignorance of the
marvels of city life. The dear old
folks! a? long as they are alive, there
is always an untiring ear for our tales
?vr joy ov*fri:?T^ "a re*dy creuse for our
foibles-there is always some one to
whom we are 'the children.' It is
only when the accustomed chair is
empty, and the violets growing over
the gentle eyes, that we feel the bitter?
est pa nfl' of heart sickness that earth
has to give. Whim the old folks are
gone, we are alone, though a thousand
friends sit arbmid our hearthstone.
THE WRONG ANIMAL.-Grantley
Brockley, the Knglish snob and artist,
tells the following excruciating story
of Lally Haggerstoue's scheme to
charm the Regent.
i Pdrler ladyship had at lieF residence
a miniature farm-yard and three little
Alderney cattle. When tue prince
and his friends had arrived, she came
forward from a side wicket a milk?
maid; for the.purpose of making sylla?
bub for the Prince. She had a silver
pail iii one hand and an ornamental
stool in the other. Lady H-aggerstone
'tripped along, with ribbons flying from
her dainty little milking hat, that hung
on one side of her graceful head, and
the smallest little apron tied below her
laced stomacher, till she came opposite
Iiis Roval Highness, to whom she
dropped a really graceful curtsey. Then
passing lightly over- the beautifully
plaited straw, her tucked up gown
shewing her neat ankle, as weli as her
colored stocking/she placed her stool
and "pail convenient for use. Leaning
against the flank of one of the crossest
looking bf the Alderness, sfie was at
t?mptiog to commence ber rustic la?
bors, but not having selected the right
sex, the offended animal did not seem
to fancy the performance, for he first
kicked out, then trotted away, nearly
upsetting stool, p iil, and Lady Hagger
stone, who, covered with cojifuMon,
made a hasty retreat to her little dairy
whence she did not appear again.
The best thing to give to you;
enemy .is forgiveness; to your oppo
ne.it, to'crnnce; to a friend, your heart
to vonr child, a good example; to ;
father, deference; to a mother, conduc
that will' :nake her proud of you; t<
yourself, pjsp'jc;; to all men, charity.
If thc best man's faulta were writtet
cu his forehead it would make hin
pu') his .at over his evos.
? GOOD FORAGER.-Not lone ago j
s returned . prisoner, an Irishman,
stopped at a hospitable looking man?
sion, and asked for a glass of 'butcher
milk.' The response was that the j
cowa bad gone dry. 'Will, then, I'll i
take Rwatemilk,' said the soldier.'
'Hadn't any to spare' came back from
the house. 'Fll pay yez fur it,' said
. the thirsty Hibernian.. 'Givevezanv
? thing ye ask-pay ye in sp?cie-j ist
from the North-got a'pocketful'
fired oft' the soldier in a quick succes?
sion of volleys intetided solely for the
weak points of the enemy'.- defence.
Tiie last assault proved irresistible.
The mansion capitulate?"!, and instead
of a glass, the poor" soldier wsu? gen?
erously treated to a pitcher fall of pure,
luscious mi-Ik, which he disposed of.
with a gusto that was refreshing. Re?
turning the crockery, the soldier
plunged his hand i otu, the deep Charyb?
dis of ono Ipocket, then another, until
finally with 1? comic expression on his
sun-browned features, he exclaimed,
'Faith I'm-I'm in throuble, I am-I
belave me spade's in my other shoot
of close, and that, in me th run kl but
! if ye've no objection, I kio do like
Mistber Trinhum, and give yez a cer
! tiukate payable in goold atibar the
war.' The proposition was evidently
, not conciliatory, the security unsound,
' and the people who had been so un?
graciously swindled by the thirsty sol?
dier, slammed the door in his face and
left him to trudge on his way 'to the
wife and childer beyant.'
The great Lablache's coll?ctiou is
coming to the hammer. It ia one of
! snuff boxes. This great artist had one
? hobby ouriug iiie. ? It was tosnrrotmd
j himself with tabatiefta of every
t material, size,'foi m an? variety.| They
amount to hundreds They bear im?
perial, royal, princely, ducal, literary,
I und lady-fair effigies brilliant in dia?
mond, pearl, malachite,, lapis lazuli, or
I humble horn. 'He received gola snuff?
boxes from all the courts of Europe,
I and possessed ao many that he be?
came a passionate collector, and in all
i the sales, lie had agenta to buy for
; him the finest and the most original
Like flakes of snow that fall unper?
ceived upon th? earth, the seemingly
unimportant actions of life succeed
each other. As the snow gathers to?
gether, so are our habits formed. .No
single flake, thal is added to the pile,
produces A sensible change; no single
action creates, however it may exhibit
man's character,' but as the tempest
hurls the avalanche down the moun?
tain,-and overwhelms tae inhabitant
and his habitation, so passion acting
noon the elements of mischief, which
pernicious habits bave brought to?
gether by imperceptible accumulation,
may overthrow the edifice of truth and
AN ARTLKSS ARGUMENT.-Nai
manoa, a black prince, arrived in En in?
land from the neighborhood of Sierra
Leone in 17Ui. The gentleman ?to
whose care he had been entrusted took
great pains to convince him. that the
Bible is the Word of God, and he
received it as such with great reverence
and simplicity". When he was asked
.what it was that satisfied him on this
subject,he replied: "When I found all
good men minding the Bible, and
calling it the Word of God, and all
bad men disregarding it, then I was
sure that the Bible must be what good
men cali it, thc Word of God."'
To M.;KI-; TOMATO "WINE.-Take
ripe tomatoes, press and strain them,
then to ono quart of jnict; add O;K
half-pint of sug r, bottle and ?et* it
stand until it ferments, then it is ready
for ;:se. .
. When Charles V read upon :h<
tomb of a Spanish nobleman-.Her?
lies one who never knew a fear,' ht
very wittily observed-'Then ho neve
I sniffed a candle w:th bis fingers,'
In early childhood yo'i lay the
foundation of poverty o~ riches in /:?
habits you give your ebUdera Teacb
them to save everything-ro? fer their .
own use, for that would make, them ,
selfish-but for some ure. Teach?
them to share everything; with their'
playmates, hut never alio-?.' them to
Kind words do not co=.t much.'They
never blister thtfe rorr-'ie cr ?int;.
NV?; have never hean' of arv merral
trouble arising 'from this quarter.
Though they do? not ces; much, yet !
they accomplish much.'' The; help
one's own good nature; and COOM**v;U..*
What a beautitul comment the fol
lowing is upon a good house-wife
'To hear her converse, > ,-u wouid P.'T>
pose she did nothing but re-td. tc ::.->..?
looked through the department ot her
household, voil would st-nrjose she
There's no use in quarreling forever
wi.h rhe world. It is believed to be
not half so bad .as one ctffer trfai .v?
hear of; if railing could haue improved
it, if would have been reformad long'
Knowledge cannot bes'cqulred with
out pains and application . lt is troy
ble?orae, and like deep diggir?- for
pure water;, but when once voa cone
to the springs, the}* rise up and meet
Lord Bacon has compared ih-jsq-si
.who move in higher spheres, to tboso ^
heavenly bodies io> the firmament,
which have much admiration* but
Joy is an exchange; joy JIK-.H mo?
nopolists; it calls for two; /ic-! H'^v?^p
plantea! never plucked by on?-. *
Money and time have both their
value. He who makes bad UM? </ the
one will never make a good u.?e of the
Don't', live in hope with your arms
folded; fortune smiles on those who
roll up their sleeves and put their
shoulders to the wheel. .
We sleep, but the loom of life n.:ver j
stops; and the pattern which was
weaving when ' the sun went down, is
weaving when it comes up to morrow. '
Dean Swift said wi^h aitio'i tru?.h.
.It ii: useless for us to attempt to reason
a mau out of a thing he has never
been reasoned into.'
Gratitude is. the fairest blo??som .
which ?jprings from the .soul; and ?fee
heart, of mau knoweth nona more fra?
The poorest education that teaches .
seif-controi, is far better than the best,
that neglects it. ?
Passion without principle is*a?.a
two-edged sword without a t.audie
He who wields il gets the worst cuts.
To be angry wiih a weak mau is a
proof that you are not very strong,
E J. ARTHUR,
Attorney at Law & Solicitor in Equity,
MAY be'foand, for the present, at LT.
Geiger's office, headquarters,
may '7 S
?-r-^t FKOiI rav ?table, on lastSnndsy
fTrS night, a MARE M ULK, about. -1 z
vears old. shod before ?md on the right
hind foot: Hb? is branded on the left hit
?'IT. >*..," where she has ?hod the hair, it? .
black; where unshed, brown. S':o SJJ
posed to i>e in Columbia. A suitable r*.'
ward will be given tor any information <.
?hut I can get her. II. H. SMITH,',
mav 1*" Near D?ko
OF Mr. *.V. G. i;KEBE, who left Cuh,V
bia fur CU&.-. >:?"'? on the 1G th Feb "
mary. Anv info'-icatiua concerning hin1
will be thanUfoIly received hy his wit'
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