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LIST OP JTT?wYME1T7
For Columbia county, August term, 1837.
Mifflin. Gcorco Lomraberccr. John Keller. Hen-
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a 1 t j ir ... . 1 T . 7. ts .. -
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fc' WILLIAM ROBISON,
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Cattawtssa, Juno 17,1837,
TllE LAST OF THE VIOLETS.
'Twas like a fairy tale to pass to the woods,
And enter the.swcct solitude and gaze
On the fair spirit of its loveliness.
Delicate as a crcaturo that but breathes
The perfumed air of providence." L. E. L.
In one of the loveliest sports of earth's
gardens grew a cluster of blue violets; some
tall shrubs grew near them, by which they
were shaded from the intense heat of the
sun, and also from the rough visitlngs of the
rude wind. There were nav flowers of all
names and hues within sight, and a brook
that murmured gentle music constantly
flowed near them. Hut their best blessing
is nottold yet. What in all the wide world
is happy, if it be not loved? Tho sun may
shine brightly round us, yet its smile may
impart no Warmth of the heart; sweet words
may be whispered to us, but their sound is
hollow; praises may bo showered upon us,
but we are indifferent to them. We catch
ourselves wondering that we are nothappy,
and the heart ponders over the blight im
aginmgs ot its own creation till it wearies
and sickness and yearns for a participator
in its joys and sorrows; and then if it meet
with one, a new world opens around us,
being ourselves happy, we strive to make
others so', and then we become better, and
wiser, and kinder, and gentler to all man
kind, through the loyc of a sijjgle being,
And so were these violets blest. They
would talk in theif own sweet language all
day of the bliss they should enjoy at night
and when it came they would look tip be
tween the branches ol the trees Inch over
them and sec "one bright particular star'
beaminfx upon them, and that was their
lover. And if such a word bo admitted 1
love's dictionary, truly inight they be prou
of such an one, so high, so much beyond
their sphere, and so constant! Let the day
have been what it might; still with th
cveninccame the star; and when no others
were to be seen, and it was wet and dark
he would peep forth, if only for d minute
This lasted for a loner while, and it might
have lasted a great deal longer, but one day
there was an unusual noise near the violets
and they looked up, and saw fluttering jus
above them a buttcifly, with wings of gold
spotted with green. They were astonish
ed and not a little proud ofsuchavis
and more so still when the visitor told
them that ho had forsaken all the bright
flowers of the garden for their sweet 3akcs
and that he would come daily and sing tb
them, and love them for ever, flic star
appeared that night but it looked dim
The violets did not notice its changed ap
ncarance. so nleascd were they with their
now lover, who came thenextday, amWh
next, till he intoxicated the bcautilui ami
foolish little things with flattery, and then
they forgot him who had loved them so
well and so constantly. Night after night
the star shone down upon them but more
faintly; its radiance declined into a mild
dim look of pity, then it disappeared en
tirely. Now that thoy were left alono they
grieved sorely for their ingratitude, for
they had no rain for some time, and they
were thirsting. The snn scorched them
sadly; the little brook had dried up, so that
they had no music, and no star shone upon
The butterfly continued to come and sip
the dew from the violets; but ho now be
gan to talk of other flowers, and he came
less frequently, and would no longer sing
to them, till at last they upbraided him
for his neglect, and then he laughed and
said they must be very foolish little things
to bclicvo all that ho had said; and as
they were dissatisfied ho should leave
them. Ho did leavo them, and never came
again; the next day he flew past them, and
they watched him, and tho tallest of them
saw him settle on a rose bud.
Ono by one tho violets drooped, and
witl ered and died, till at last only one re
mained; and she was dying. It was night,
and she was sadly wondering whether tho
next day's sun would spare her, when the
butterfly passed by onco moro, and lingered
for an instant to taunt hor with her loneliness.
He flew away, and tho flowei bent its head
to the ground with very shame and misery;
she was dying with thirst. Suddenly she
felt a drop fall upon her bosom; it was fol
lowed by more; and there was a gentle
shower; tho violet looked up in wonder and I
gratitude, and there smilling, through tho
trees, mingling pity and forgiveness with
ils old familiar looks of Iqvc, was tho star.
Tho flower had learnt a lesson a dear but I
valuable one'; and she remained constant to
her star, and loved him better and truer than
From the Baltimore Monument.
We have just returned from the taber
naclc of the Most High, and the voice of
the messenger is slill in our ears. Hoy
blessed to the heart is the holy institution
f the Sabbath! How timely is its quiet
ing recurrence, just as we were growing
weary in the spirit with the care and bu
siness of lifej or becoming too much ah-
orbed in the world, and learning gradu
ally tofdrgctthc hand that has thus far grad
ually led us on, and the voice to our ears aa
sweet as music!
The Sabbath has a thousand holy in
fluences which come over the mind with
a rectifying power, arid win us to the con
templation nf more sublime and ennobling
subjects than those over which we ,too of
ten grovel with a fond attachment, tho
greater portions of our lives. There is
something in the quiet and repose of a
great city, contrasted with, its hurry and
bustle but the day before, which is some
thing to the heart. The impressive so
lemnity of the house of God, brings
thoughtfulness -and calm reflections and
the elbqence of music as it stirs the waters
of our better feelings, wins upo.n tho
soul, and opens up its avenues for tho
reception of that word which is life and
How blindly do they err to their owrf
discontent and misery who aro forgetful
of their Sabbath privileges! Who never
suffer their minds to react from worldli
ness of feeling or to react only to become
absorbed with the agitation of exciting pleas
ure. To them, there is no season of deep
and holy thought no" hour sacred to heaven
born contemplation not a moment wheii
the soul lifts itself up with a rapturous sense
of its divine origin to contemplate the
sublime attributes of its God, and its own
glorious origin and distinction. In such
seasons there is joy for the heartvhich
cannot be told in words, nor understood by
those who havo never experienced it.
There aro moments in which tho Soul enjoys
communion with that Being who is greater
than kings and priests who made the
mountains the deep quiet valleys the
everlasting ocean, and tlio starry firma
ment that arches over all with its myste
ry of sun, moon, and twinkling stars.
And is not the Sabbath then a blessing
to man? And is he mad with worse
than tho maniac's insanity, when ho pass
es by the hallowed day without partaking
of hs divino influence? Can his labor bo
sweet in the coming week? Can his mind
have gathered back from a thousand trials
and perplexities its serenity, its quiet and
systematic action? Wo fear not. And
week after week will his moral preceptions
grow moro obtuse arid his sensual feel
lings stronger; and he will soon add anoth
er to those who are even now imparting
tho leaven of their unholy influonco to every
proportion of society.
"Josh," says a stumpy bullet headed
black to a molasses dipped companion on
crossing tho drawbridge "Josh, pay mo
dat dare ftp vot you borrowed o' me."
"Golla mighty, vat you mepn to ax a man
for money these times, don't you see all do
marchent breaking, how can you spect mo to
pay; I'se spendid payment too."
Military Display. No less than 50,000'
men arc to bo assembled in tho autumn re
views in Prussia. Tho omperors of Aus
tria and Russia are expected to fro prcset