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Fe 11th 1850 115 t f
THE tSPEl N l S1
A New alisie floo kIl Pateiit '%
BY DR. V %. l1iolJU .11,
In the greatest work of the kind ever al.'r
- ed to the world. It contains 576 pares. an i
ore than 700 tunes-Psalns al: Iymn it
:tnes, Odes and Anthemns, Sundav Shy , a
frnt, Revival, Camp-M;e'inr, jissionaryi .
emperance, Moral, and 15triotic pieces
cotch, Irish, German, French anil other fine
reign Tunes. Much new Music nIverb
fore published; the noille old tunets hit thril
.d the hearts of our fithers atid Bmo: horrs in
%eir youth, and one of the plainest exsi.
jons of the principles of inmsiw and ol ii.- w
#1 composition ever ptilblished. It is spe. (
dially suited to the taste of the Souti aind Z
West, (the author is a Sothern ma nin im hiri
and education, and all his altlinities) an id is
adapted to the Day School for children, tihe
inging School, thme Chirch Cio-r ow every
enorination, the Missionavry and Temper.
nnce Meeting, the proid gala days of our te
public, and the social party, where good sense
and the love of every thinig virtuous atid no.
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son cc., Ga'.
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Feb 61 imi
Greenville Female Collegiate
-DR. AND hilS. llUJMt SIMO(NS fromtn
Charleston respectfully anmnonne~e to thle pub-1)
heo that they have astabhl ' I aFemalec Sem
-inary in the town of Gree... dle, S. C. whe re
Levery branch of education wvill be taught. TIhie S
- restablishment is one of th linitest in t he lace
a'nd they are prepared to receive a large nunm
ker of Boarders on the mnrst. reasonabitle t erms.
* ,Assistants oft lie hiightest abilitly wil li IIailiar
edepartment and they feel themiiselves wairrant- .
med in confidently reconnunending their Nei-iii
--nary to parett and gnardiains who desire a
- well groundtied, liniisheid and elegan lt edluca -
tion or their daughters and wairds. Th le
,most satisfactory testimoia~ls are in their C
-possession and referenice is given tio the res.t
pectable citizensi of' Chiarlestoni genmerallv, ail
so to those of Greenville. For iormis (iich
:are very low) and other partienlarbis se proit -
,ed Ci dJaamr at th is ofice or it can he hudmii
.from the Principals free iof postage. Adldre's
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Greenville C. II., S. C. ~ ,
t Dec. '2d, 18~49. ( I) :hn
Plantation for Sale,
TPhe submscribmer otffers for saile is Planrta.
tion in Sumter Distriet, tw~o miles south of
$tatesburg, consistinig of a tramct of seven
hundred and lifty acres (75't,) a large poirtiion
akand IHickory and admtirabily adapted to
-the cul tivation of cotton. There is ain excel
'ant Dwelling Hduse-good oint imuldings
fstablensi bairns-andl houses for the accom-.
Smodatior, of figrtv-or fifty negroes. The giood E
Jands aind d1ecidlid healthI of the place comnbine I
to render it a kdeairable p)urchaise.
For toems apll.wjils
A tateshutrgh, SretI. l', lIN9. d6 t f
Til' CASTil.E Wl'E HIILJT IN Alit.
'tere wcre btilders strotng oft the arta of 01t1
l'o-dlay theri are pltuanerm rare;
tat ntver wusi temt)le. itim, nor holil,
I.ike' Ihe 'nstle-m wei halt in nir.
Va piled the'hn taigh thron;;ta the longt lone hotrm.,
vly a c ai itoearta's fliAkering brandal ,
taro)ugk tht' twilight. lacuvy wilth whitry shower:.
,I'llit fontld us inl stranger lanls.
Ie store wnas imall. ind the friendi were few,
Weo owned ink thCoee lanilaing ttys;
lit tatitely anl fair t l'. librie grew,
'l'tit 1o gold af,'earth couilda rati~v;
or time wtn contgtercet aail flrtttia tatovel
Our -t hesa were buildker" there:
tail, oh ! theregatii-rel giest.e be'lovel
To the castles we butilt it air.
o place- was 1a for thei 1'oaaat or fea
For the lore ao l:arg.-lv asall,
fatiia gaining world, tant nlow wear" ouir yearm
Awny il lts tatinkleua ttrall,
une 1tre we Stood in tlt! ligitas that rruscemh
Ouar soult on aiteir naorning track,
lti, lt ! alim t we land not loveil or lot
Hut ever the alre:atm con back !
Wn' atoy to laitsea by tle pleatnat Iomeis
rhat our wandering step itr anve Iasel;
et weatrv looks1i, throgh thug woolbinie bloot,
Or tia vreathing vines wer., vast.
tai there f1-ll no ago, tia ti ter rose n. stri',
A tIt l taem taever was reentel t'r eare.
there gr'%V l' tl1'% e r e of tr .lr.:ttaning life,
By ti hornes that w, built it: tfir.
I ! ltark anil Iona have the bright licarti grnwn
N'lhere' t ill forln awtal ;,.ty l-ars tIat,
rer aatn have i e. el. attl tea,,- are, goie.
Unat u%. hailil 11a thelahea1 houa..s %v.
?. t1a1tn1 hav: built itn th.- 4:1 te-tr-.-, .-la le.
-re Egypt raked tier f:ine,.
re i sta r wastntuae.el, or it larick w mi lui I
olta the old ('lan plairt .
vn at - h :te- lv t eiatne I their towetr., of:h aht
A ad d th e s ctut.. tala I I. tat
rotta t i la'hlr-hov in aiti Scotl:atal heat
'e' the '!'::riar itt 'ta6 tett.
til some thal. lweon.i etr azttre. say
Therv are re.tlm's fer liy- -ant I pra'er,
ave et.l thI ha - hi be tit. way
Th :ie'ha ie'we beibl it: ir.
Iren tia- S anit y 'T line. -
he Rever'nd, Kenry Bascom,
'rlE'r.rA' OF' sio'lcIr,
Eletjuence is tho ilsing of free
ela. '11)ece ar otChains ot the tontagaae
the slaw as- welLas on Iis hant1Il. "'
ho fearo utter fully alll hi .nart
t d p " of. immutable
LW; wher-ever a piomr i s arroa
tag to itelf an tlt'. which vi en t
'(d does not clIaimn-----l auhntit
ontrtol the evolt'ionls of it
Id the explression of haonest olinint
e sllre that. whatever may be tle ge
3 of' the lead inl chiliarna' ofsich a lanid
till the lipl will fitlter., and, habl0. \'h
-ave*t'trinag t indirectaess anda e 'c
evervthele-s. 'I his tihory -." !eeI
.s 1tuutptionls er argumea' /orri in
raler to its; demone .. .' \\ ae id
oi the Slhiee and ..i the ( 4r to
Il lunanL history. fhen caste orla
reat molels oe burning caaic .
very schoollov C; al e the anIwer.
"ot fr1om1 the j 'ellel and ll Iet-rg'aeutM
Lespotism ef tlle caz,. * orfr' ilm IrozeI
mssia's arindin..; t m eacy, t re the
'ids of the ol:ue s'01s ice instettl
fire, blt framt A thens. whlen her cii
111s werae fetterless as the w\inlds ofa the
an: r e , whe thlie st;tt' 'f
iher'tv was fir'st aof tall itt tint' fora the
athetona, andel ita every tthele '-tha
vea hills;" fram France, wit-ni MUira
taui ebialated peose it) thit -ew
ug oddess; '. fr i tht thir stib inentit ofel
ud'o f'y from every line saal poeinlt f
ib e.rt of ite hmveaiverat witout
itt id ote ther ciis, i stilIt t~'a no ha et en
uh to deve''~lope' tei'a subli'e~t eelfo :
herial clipeec N mtian wtas aeer tr.
itoa eltqueltantl arou'lsd ta .t h ie
ut aist%'orm, tand no str witho utO tu.
lu t or atita tiiontloft flaietea'tlema.sp hee
'ylhe 'l n ceayahconitiena tofa gea 't~ tre
ition, in'ttetal sitrs and tiery ande.
ea teminedCt'eM n tanie m s ataatet
Thi vi'tewlS hafa thva's EIe sut naletus
!/exlain' ae slingular. ~i's, ph etamen as----the
laest itnabe'fa tat ''enel turk aa
rodu..ctur diit a'iguei-heal lat ss
eyua/aa i it- a Iac[all comparistntan' ad siat
ta'se Ketck ae ~ s b aeen Ith e ~ eaen
aitti~ Io'of lar tica, fhtaa tio tn osh.
rtg' repets ha aIalwayu ta~lcy t hea prlei
lat hm hena w'ondtef' hp'rolitioe in
Cpla tt'ir/s ortt/. F'irst, there as ither
eNow)eas andtici abn'istrsle n hcivil
rar. Ntt inigh hd totied therl sys.it
mttles"t oflc phtial facthio, pat most
an immense demand for the oloquent
of' competent advocates was the inevit
ble consequencec and according to il
everlasting law of niental as well as 8
cial economy, the "supply"' of ever
sort of' product soon accommodates i
sef to thle "denand." It was so ther
But let us begin our brief and triu
biography----the biogi aj)y (if a reiarl
Ia.h man---of a man whom Henry Clu,
ituliliyl, pronounced at Lexingt.n, som
three years ago, to be the iigltiest o
1tor of tie age.
The Rev. Henry Bascom is a nativ
of' Kentuckv. ThIe son of poor but ho
est parents, his edicationl was mostl
llolral and p'hisical till he arrived at th
enld of eighteen sinuiers, when lie 'pr<
ecoinversi.mi," to use a wester
.pirase, awil immnrediately becaic a
lin eralt preaeber' in) tle 'Methodist Coll
nexion. I4 roil that 1.ay his eagerlls
for kiiowledge aund assi'luitv in -he toil
to attainl it, were unreilittintg a1l :2
tonishmay, slicessu. Fortine, 0
chalcev, favored his new ambition.
I is first circuit embraced the neihbor
hoo I or IIenry Clay, theni il all ti
splen lr and golden 1rile of his i'unc
Mrs. Clay was in the limbit of attend
inl the appin tIents of the Yvinne mill
is, i frqeintly urged her Iin isbali
tO 911 :nnl 11Car hi;11. At ]lngth thl
great r'ato' Coseted ill order t
please her, bt with the painful expec
tation 4f being 'stn ri y r
What, then, Itst have been his sulr
1ri(e and aisllre, whenl the inspire
bi :n-oY , a: , from a beardles lip
1111red0 forth a t,.rrenlt 'df wonis.-richl
rare , raliianlt, an (I flashing- with the
starryKgu. of poesv Irom begillIling t<
.dhastatsmenfoun himsl-elf aiston
ilied, deliglted, atld bonlie awlay on an
irresisteble strean Af enthusiastic'elo
tjiwiec, whiose source appeared ut&ter
iy iioxhaustible.. lie b;ad come think.
.n ed thetale onoo.
__ .tWf atykwgref 'ai
. linn harp, with itts sweep as high a,
tie hieaveii and its chords vibratin.
arorid the world. le expected to ble
a&d olm eb Ile, and now Saw lilt]
e"ognized at a-'glance a diamond o
the purest ray, that needed only til
polis:ig hand f tie jeweller to give i
mate1hless brillianer. lie determine<
to be the jeweller limsel'. When til
8ie0V cl4 OeI lie apro4achiedll with tear:
j l il hi eyes :lil imijade his onli il1
t r Il'tii; grasjed oin1g .Bascini
h:ud nith brtherly warmth; grecete(
hii cars with those exqjtuisite Coilpl
iiients so gratefill to aspiri.g geills
ivitd lim to his hulise; opened for hi
pretua:l use the glass case of Ili
sprleiihid libtra; I roillled for lhim wit'
: l 1 14ans. :11141, Ilore than alul, e
(cura . e dl.14 li Lm 1V that fine flatter
whflicl is to ouiithlil al!itionl iat net
tar was to the 0I l iian gols. I1o,
tr o:llI iseedI1nt lY pleas;ing are Such il
Stanc's of eeosity in th hlistori V I
Irfesd 1iticianls !Their odor i
lik' tie sweet perfiime of flowers o
mture's. ;w" :alar. ()t that 'av lel
ry (lay wai far gie'ter than at an
a'teoded liur, any'. crisis of' his destin
wh en itin jeals of thuntder' froma
Ivie('~ Ilhn~t I/as so mfteni shia ken the ver
n~adls ti' the Ci itl.
TIhencefo.'rtht the' coulrse of Rase~ol
w1:s linnm:i's matill upwards-, f'rom tI
t'ircu'tit to a ichplaincy ion thte floor<
(t.re-.: an I thence' to4 the profe'ssor
c'Ihi 44f a 4 i tigushm we isIterni' colle
of' tle ill::t lmy .'utcl lia.ie &gel ifalitI'
to detail one as vivil 441 th' tablets
1:t1was~ he~ lirst lte I saw andr he..aI
theo ITilly 4 f 1K eturcky.
tha la t i da i'' nt' '.lar. It'l- al d'v
IIf soft l1-ahny air, andt suns'hinea bri
:ui 1 r44 t h sil Ile or ai.~ hd.
ry': atn the sIcio churtch* wa lltia
4d to ml tmhing. Ii'Ilhe whot p4aptl
~a ' h l:ti' riier o In 1/''iia.n
to; thate it' itolv trn('l ott b
'ti'l 14 it'e l 'ta l to l'V- c io i gi11
f i'stini ng.o li It' nas1 Wihi ir tl ti
to thatill staye, an idisenle i the jne
anxie Ito~iro nit s hit al'l'-rt l Ali~ l II
praer. Aundto tho, ti: toas fve
ning inrest ll, aay, with unne
tigns of disappinment so fae es
'tored to anserthe i'ncs 'iremntt
thevudy bseenbsed toin othe In
0 aloud, 'is it only old Allen Wiley W
I- is going to hold forth after all?'
c At length the prayer was ended
)- Parson Wiley resumed his seat, when
y form, hitherto concealed by the mah,
t- any front of the Pulpit, sundenly eme
ed from behind it, and stood for rrol
e than two minutes erect, silent,"nd n
t- tionless as a statue. At this apiriti,
y every individual in [he immense thmr
e started, and every heart thrilled wit?
nameless emotion-it so struck the i
ses, and there was such eloquence ir
e attitude, his immobility, nay, in his.c
I- ry silence.
y His figure was of perfect syimetrl
his features of classic mould; hief bro
pure Grecian in its outlines, kat
rounded with a fine circle of jet $1al
i hair. His countenance seemed intent
ly intellectual, Without the Oig'htt
perceptible trace of animal passion;)t
s his eyes, at the moment, were dre ",
expressionless, apd n empty' -,
as iWhe were toffd 4hr cious -f1?r.y
presence other than t Q1 of Eoi n
ieep thoughts. His d.te* nr-dthe
richest cloth, and made in (ie lIs.-cut.
of te fashion. If it had a fan I to
-right'say'it was loaded with t. it
tering a profusion of ornaments 4.geod
9iesbutly he raised his righband
wTidm~keM~ire of impetuons ha -n
-pressei lhie'(igers on. his tie f 'lead,
as if* to assist the brain in it. -ight
labors of thought, and then inirttly
announced his text from tl.e Jpk Qf
R evelIa tions--"Behol ! I mn 1
things new." Without, pre 3
apology-those flimsy crutbv,
rreachers--he pierced at one 'we
heart of his 'subject, and' t-r e
wings and rude away ori a
of ieury words. H1is voice,. r
commencemeit, rolled, and p
rang like the leaitifull
music qf some '%rutyroux j
ating with efnaheso th-L
Mii l d i g 'dd ,A t I
ing out of the clouds. *oritsI it
a wild wail, mellow and plaindoAI' % I
fineral chime; again it a elid to
stealv roar of a hurricane, i f a hiti
cane indeed cold be attuned ft. sd
octaes oif harmony; and tA. A U
lrek out in successive thu aclap
I causing the very hair to rise on Or
hearer's head, and the warm marrew
creep, as it were, in his hones. TI
effect was aidel, too, by the orator
3 gesticuulation...now graceful as the nit
I circles of a butterfly in the air; at'
- anon, 'grand to sublimity, and urgei
as the snoop of the eagle climbing tl
heights of the storm-cloud. His eye
i at the out, as we have said, diin at
dreamy---now bunted, and flashed, at
liglitented, .till, aided by the illusions
IhCy and the scene, it appeared to da
arIOWs (if flame around the nssembly.
As the mighty magician went en, t)
entire multitude seemed charged wi
f electricity Here and there single i
s ilividuals began to rise involntarily
I their feet; then others rose by twos at
i- threes; inext a dozen sprang up toget
v er; amld finally, the whule living, thrc
y hing, enthusiastic mass might be sei
a stailinig as (one men, with fixed, stral
y ing eye balls, devouring the speak
witha gaz~e, w ith hialfparted lips, ai
Steeth elencheid byv attention. The
ecitenmenit was mecasurieless, and vett
rolinn for an~y species of nitteranc
Not a sigh, not'a whisper, was hear
No thing' coul lie herd save the voi
*f the orator; ami (during the interi
of hi paus~es (lie fall ef a pin wou
yhave be~en amudible.
.C tre etri iof matter; its niatutral c:1
Saity forindfint e and glorio
chatnies; andl the jios.ible SIpletndor
. the ne' hieatvetns andl earth.'' I
miithi l of' diest:inwas plIy ratic
~tal ami scientili---that is to say, hv
alvss A fe w of his iimijtz able toumell
ageri ini iny recollect iin to the prs
Ih tr. f li iferr ed thle beauity of' wi
ilh, even the cioarsest, matter is capab
ft rom the hill-mitng ilhtistrationi:
'heicmistmrv, n ithi its fire-tongue
lie galvanm ie 1bautinery', teachies thatt
starry imaiiudi in1 the crown of kim
aind t' latck carbonum which the teas:l
ittrmend s bene~a th hiis fee.t , amre both ec
se il1th sanme idenitical e'lemien
al. isL :ds pron its that a chief inig
et -hitt mt hmiuest ine is carbionm. Then
ythe burinmg brieathi of God pass oiver
. ime. tone of eath, andui bid its oldl mos
hi yers chryist allie into niew beaut v; a
elo! at the~ Ahlnigh t fiat, the muo'imit
a- ranIges flash into living gen: s with
Ihistr'e thmat ir~ eder min ighmt noon, a
se eclipses all the stars!'
m He urged the same view by anodl
id example still better adapted to p)opI
r. "Look yonder',' said the impassion
to orator, hpointing a motionless finger
!' wvards thme lofty ceilinig, as it were I
If sky, "See that wearbrul inne
cloud-the fiery bed of the lightnings
and hissing hail--the cradle of tempest
and floods! What can be more dark,
more dreary, more dreadful? Say,
g.s-offing sceptic, is it capable of any
-beauty? You pronounce. 'No.' Well,
p very well; but behold, while the sneer
ing denial curls your proud lips, the
sun with his sword of light shears
through the sea of vapors in the west,
and laughs in your incredulous face
.with his fine golden eye. Now, look
a gain at the thunder-cloud! See whore
it was blackest and fullest of gloom,
sun-beams have kissed its hideous check;
and where the kiis fell there is now a
blush brighter than ever mantled the
brow of mortal maiden--the rich blush
of crimson and gold, of purple and ver
million-a pictured blush fit for the
gifc of angels---the flower-work of pen
cils of fire and light, wrought at a dash
by one stroke of the right hand of God!
Aye, the ugly cloud hath given birth to
the rainbow, that perfection and sym
bol of uuspeakably beauty!'
It is impossible to paint the effects
of such-burts of eloquence delivered in
his peculiar voice and manner. For
.my own.xart, I experienced emotions of
sqblimity" and .admiration commingled
with mysterious-kawe. I gnzed and
shudocred, as if looking inito the heart
of a volcano, or listening to the mutter
mgs of an earthquake. .-Who-ares call
this comparison a hyperbole? Rath
the grandest elements bf.nature any
manifestation of poweiluperior todhe
fly actian of intellect inflamed by the
friction of a winged imagination?
' y4t strang, to spy, Basoif
iron6 "coy t'.di, q e ordinary- ac
dotation o 1te word* Wast s
h ti ta;?. dr&wing 4tor as a it
ldood4 Or wereiU g4ld ig
P ane~~~hi~j~ or
(I to acVtU tor msn -
;athering proselytes. The fact, how
ver, was due to a different cause. ,He
naver'ehuse the themes which stir up
"iviks." le delis}ited alone to ex
tion the grandeur, Lruta, aA
f cauty of the philosophy of the Bible
e and hence the feelings he aroused wer<
0 intense admiration, reverence, wonder
e ind poetic rupture. But if he did no
I ake converts lie always filled church
. Ile never raised whirlwinds of pas
.ate excitement, but neither did h<
t er tail to set the intellect and imao
e itntion on fire.
- . Cyond the man's ministeral profes
d :nodbis~ life was but a dull monotonv
d passl in the deepest seclusion of stud'y
f Ilie s never wedded, and he himsel
rt allege,4 that such a change would be in
ceniisis"'nt with his mental habits. Thi
le truth ' h as made his bride ambi
h) tion---a4alous bride, whose bed is hia
W ren, wl4e embrace is death to all sc
to cial anl domestic joy.
id It luuld be remembered by thos
- who hear iscoin at Washington dui
b- ing the lat w inter, that there has c
mf I late beeni a undscrable decline in th
ni- pomp and sud~ udor of his declamnatior
er jThe effect is due to a bad habit be cor
idl tracted so~me pa'~ra ago, of reading hi
x- lectures and sermons. Such a practic
0would spoil the eloquaence ot an arch-ai
e- gel. in the pair%' period of his yout
dl. it was othecrwiset Tbhen lhe held m~
c ven a note befor\ him--there was n
Lis bar to his spontaigous vision, as hi
Id dark-flashing eye jated over earti
.and sky, sweeping ie bounds- of tia
"f lie learned professor has recenti
Ptried his hand at book-making, an
us8 failed. Ihis moral philosophy is a tan
.tissue of n'stractions. Thie reason
obvious. His gigantic mind has b
come so1 accustomed to strong excit
m rents that his birain will not act wit
esout thema. Thei e'yes of thme great co
ut giregation--- the breath of imnin-diate a
eh pilauise ushing hot up into his faice
''these now alone can arouse hiim to ofi
ofIn closingz our short shetch, we ea
lie not forhear the expression of oner
gret--thiat this magnificent genius h
utnever yet stood on a fitting stage f
the display of his exalted talents. Ti
* stm of the politician, the forum
'the advocate, or the chamber of tl
tlegvislative assenibly, would have giv
tihim ample fields-a firmer basis for I
-Y logic-and far freer space foim the flig
11of* his mighty imiavination.
mii It is an impossible task to fix wi
a rigid accuracy on paper the speci
d11'(ifference existing between distinguis
ced speakers----the elements of soul al
heart which enter into the compositi,
r fan eminent orator are so numeror
and include so many degrees and rati
ed of resemblance as well as contrast. T
to- can characterise them best by usi:
lie generic terms and employing bold (i
er- ure. Bly pnursuina thu ikomthod, A m
lea's great ones might be dashed off in
a series of pictures, Somewhat after the
Webster has immense weight and
massive grandeur. Hp is a mountain
of New England granite capped with
snow. Clay has the activity of ligh.
tning, its vastness of sweep and its
swiftness of motion. Calhoun is a fiery
sword of genuine Damascus steel, that
pierces the knottiest problems with a
sharp edge of analysis, exhibiting the
very atoms of his own argument trans
parent as.,bbrystal, and cutting out the
core of ai opponent's fallacy.
But Bascom is like none of these.
His eloquence is one unremitting suc
cession of explosions. Intensity, mild
ness, exuberance, conflagration, are
elements of the atmosphere in which he
moves, and have become absolute neces
sities of his nature.- He is not the
greatest orator of the age, but he might
have been so had his education been
conducted in a different school, or had
fortune given him a higher theatre.
Everything that relates to Andrew
Jackson, the hero of New Orleans, and
the friend of his country, is of deep in
terest to the Americe.n people. And
although the incident we are about to
atb, is, in itself of no great inter
eat, it bbcomes so to us in consequence
-A Nashville Co vntion of Au
gust 14G 6 visited eoHennitege
(n4iit rlve m!e1 distii) in compd
n 4y udge gla this ste.
and some 'oth
'The. iit a' e,*-XIA9 11 d ediM"o
beet e tht 4 the v aWe
pat~c eii dysj
Fentibn. of %e.& Ue, '
Douglaus was thus introduced, Genural,
Jackson raised his still brilliant eyes,
and gazed rkr a uinonient in- the coun
4 f i still ret rni
hand: -AreF 1117 11 Mr. Douglaa
of Illinoib, who dejiveed a speech last
session, on the subject of the fine im
posed on me for declaring martial law
& I New Orleans?' asked Gen. Jack
'I have delivered a speech in the
House of Representatives upon that
subject,' was the modest reply of our
'Then stop!' said Gen. Jackson.
'Sit down here, beside me! I desire
f to return to you my thanks for tha
speech. You are the first man wlc
e has ever relieved my mind on a subject
which has rested upon it for thirty
years. My enemies have always charg
ed me with violating the Constitutior
of my country, by declaring martia
e law at New Orleans, and my friend
have always admitted the violation, bu
f have contended that circumstances jus
e tified me in that violation.-I nevei
.could understand how it was, that the
. performance of a solemn duty to m'
s country -a duty which if I had negleci
e ed would have madle me a traitor in thi
~. sight of God and man -could properl:
Sho pronounced a violation of dhe Consti
~t tution. I felt convinced in my owi
o mind, that I was not guilty of such he
s inus offence; but I could never mak,
,out a legal justinication of my coure
e nor has it c ver been done, sir, until yeo
on the floor of Congress, at the hat
y session, established it beyond the peos
-d bility of cavil or doubt. I thank ye
e sir, for that speech; it has relieved m
imind from the only circumstance the
e- rested painfully upon it. Th'roughom
e.my whole life, I never porformed an ofi
eiaml act which I viewed as a v'iolatio
of the Constitution of my country; an
I a ow go down to the gravei
p'eace, with the perfect consciousnel
that I have not broken, at any peric
of my life. the Constitution or laws
'Thus spoke the old hero, his coul
e-tenance brig'h tened by emotions whic
sit is impossible for us to describe. Vi
ir tu':ned to look at Douglass. Hie w:
e sp~eechless. Hre could not reply, h~
fconvulsively shaking the aged veteran
e0 hand, he rose andl left the room.--Ce
.tainly Geon. Jackson had paid him tI
IShighest compliment lie could have b~
stowed on an individual.-llinois Sta
h-. A elergym~ who reading to his col
id gregation a 4pter in Gen~ia, fou
an the last sen tcoto be, "Ari th Li
is, gave unto-Adam at wife,' turinzg Pv
os two leaves togetherbe, found wtitti
~e and read si n audible oe "
g- Il II hailuni ap1~i$,
rto f a 4tpotigtted
Let the foll* adon t 0
read, reiewbere eed d Thelee
make up as good AserMon'is old
preached in do few word&-"
If you would befriend one of .0.
friends of the human led kee
If you will "honoorh wlbte hi,
friends of the, human 1ntqllect*
eral educationi-keep the Sa t i -
If you would favor a grafiu lutina
tor of public conscience, aid b aud
agency. a powerfol supporter oclvi la0.
-keep the Sabbath.
If you would sustain a l*Vw hich -
gives great power 'to all other inin
laws in the human mind-keep the
If you would sustain that whic pOh ?
erfully guards men from vice ad cime.
-keep the Sabbath.
If you would favour an age
enunently efficacious in makingmVften a'fi
for the eternal scenes of 'purty-4ove..
and joy-keep the Sabbtth.
Qi- NOnLE ACT oF IR -A
Baltimore Clipper states th e
evenings since, just after dark, "On
female residing on the road near k
ville, observed that the ran ladi u e
a part of the embanknentto g
and entirely cover up tht riir
track. Knowing that the "tral 04 f
would pass along in a short time,
hastily and alone procured a light
set to work to remove the" bstrnetioi
In a fd* minutes, however she bea4
th*Araio approaching t A earftlr
Ud- abandonin her htimin effi
0 e-took her att
ofac184 , erateng I
fountry, and one o id
h d pressed for brad aYi
th n a spitaity of i
theythought V, In act'ofch
ryln. - Awardingly, he was cdr
towards the place of interment, and *
ing met by some one of the citisensi the.
following conversation took plce: -
'Hallo! what have you-there?
'Poor old Mr. .e
'What are you going to do with hat..
'What! is he dead? I hid
of his death.'
'No, he is not dead, but he might as
well be, for he has no corn,: and i t
lazy to work for any'
'That is too cruel for civilised p
I'll give him two bushels of corn mself
rather than see him buried alive.
l Mr. S. raised the cover, and
in his usual dragging "tonei.
'No, but you can soon shell t
'D-r-i-v-e o-n b-o-y-..
Goona GRACXoUs.-An eestatioloie r
-down cast thus appeals to his tender
hearted Dulcinaea for a partIng siniki
'"Terribly tragical, and sublimely mta-l
butive will be the course pursued bye,
'a if you do not instantaneously place-thine
-alabaster lips to mine, and enraptiro
m ny immortal saul by imprinting angelio
sensations of divine bliss upon those ini
dispensable members of the human iy
e siognoinay, and then lcindly gondgen
1- to allow me to take mny depart e]'ta "
a' ghe everlasting subhimty of thy ehic
T glorious presence!' INancy faine4
t "SoNNY, I dont see anything -o
~. ing about here, what does youkther
a raise on this landP' "Well, i ~~
a hackm'atack, grass-boppers, ~b ~s,
n, tumble bugs, and sonme other etil1.
s --Yesterday, ho raised a double.
d breasted pig p en right under eKn
>f. dow, and mother raised Cait.
"Father, ain'ti you opposd t* a 6a
0 "Then give me a drink, too
s~ The father brolge the h~W.e
Sfloo'r, and since then las A-ntee ted
10 "S~iuto, whar you -get dat t
o- you wear to niactln' lastitda '
te "ho6yn nou w Iba~ ha
"hek aso I seed do chai iA% ~ ut
de poket-in frout'
"G *y.hi~$ sp*-v.e
n l'er eriic t~ynpywiiuri
h 7~tdt n