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BV MRS. SI COURSE Y. . .
Unto Him who loved s and washed us from our sins in His
How hath he loved us 1 Ask the star
That, on its wondrous mission sped, :
Hung trembling o'er that manger scene -..
Where He, the Eternal, boweihis bead !
He, who of earth doth seal the doom, . gjjg
Pound in her lowliest inn no room. t -Judea's
mountains hft your voice,
With legends of the Savior fraught,
Speak, favored Olivet so soft,- "
At midnight's prayerful vigils sought,
And Ccdron's brook, whose rippling wave .
Frequent his wear- lect aid lave-
How hath he loved us Ask the band-
That fled his woes withbrealhlessmaste ;
Ask the weak friend's denial tone,''
Scarcely his bitterest tears effaced!
. . ..
Then ask the traitor s kiss ana see
what Jesus hath endured for theelj
Shrunk from that moisture ttraiigely red
Which in that univatched hour of pain
His agonizing temples shed !
The scourge, the thorn, whose anguish sore
Like the unanswering lamb he bore.
How hath he loved us 7 Ask the cross,
The Roman spear, the shrouded sky,
Ask of the shrouded dead, who burst
Their prisons at his fearful cry
O ask no more ! but bow thy pride'
And yield thy heart to Mm w ho died
THE MAID OF SOLEURE.
A. SWISS STORY.
ThetowiHof Soleureis situated among the nloun
taias of Jaba, in Switzerland and along the fertile
and romantic vale of the Balstal. It is the capital
of the canton which bears the same name, ana is
watered by the river Aar. The town is small, but
claims the honor of a great antiquity, and its in
habitants have long been distinguished for their
tlonary story is related of one ol tlie moai interusi
ing personages in the history of the place.
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TTiigo Von Bucheg was chief magistrate of the
townofS'oleure. He had long been regarded as
the father of the council, and the people placed
rir .,nr, Vi?m in prprt time OI dancer.
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His habits were plain and simple. lie naa amas-pflwcnldi-forhis
semces were given and not sold.
which he considered
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hn'votid all nrice, and that was his only child Ellen
She had earlv lost her mother, in wandering about
the suburbs of Soleure, gathering plants for her
collections, and accumulating a stock of health,
energy, and cheerfulness.
She was yet at a tender age, when her fatherre
ceived a most earnest letter from his only sister,
who resided in the valley of Lauterbrunu, entreat
ing him to spare his daughter to her for a few
Junius, representing the solitude of ner own situa-;
tion, and the want she had of youthful and cheer
ing society. The last plea he could not res'-st, and
EUen for "the first time separated from hsr father.
She found her aunt, who was a widovr, sick and
low spirited. It was a new situation for Ellen.
Hitherto, her life had demanded but a few ?acrifi-ces-
but now her duties began, atid day and night
she' was seated by her bedside. Sickness often
makes people selfish and unreasonable. The in
valid was unwilling to part with her Jiewly acquir
, oolaco for a moment, and Ellon could only gaze.
on the beautiful scenery around.her, without being
allowed to plunge into its deptlts. It was not un
til health and spirits drooped, that she gained per
mission to walk at sunset. At first, the rapidity
with which she moved along was almost free from
thought. It was recovered liberty, and to gaze up
to the heavens, and the watcr,;and the woods tp,
feel that she could sinfavorite-songs andsturo
no ope, wtute,Hgr.dp)iglitto ramble afnidst
thvild scenery the district was augmented by
her-natupiUy-devotionabfeelings. - hen the gh
. uc the. Creator lift-
11UUS U11 uiuav,) . r ,
'....,...,ncit lt'M tO lltil HJVt
ing up the ciirtal
isn of Jhe night and: coming iwu.
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TEir irTr.Cnd TPfaotwud before the end of
j.n.rc -ru.rrsnrmnnn advance-
LT-S cmbylhe p-roprietor,
r .i ,f inc nnvmon.
'rf. , i. Sinn FA to the note
The whole art
herds of cattle, and heard their deep, sonorous voi
ces, she broke forth in the spirit of Milton :
" Tarcnt of good ! these arc thy works."
Nor were associations less delightful at evening.
It was to gaze upon the groups of healthy, happy
childron, who ran to meet their parents returning
from a day's labor to see the affectionate wife
preparing their little repast before the door, and
breathing the language of -domestic alfection.
She gazed on this scene one evening and turned
slowly away to pursue her path, homewards. As
she proceeded, she would be obliged to pass aherd
of cattle which had no herdsman. Her habits were
fearless, and she did not hesitate. Suddenly one
of the animals sprang furiously Tfrcm the rest, and
rushed towards her. She looked around a fright
ful death seemed inevitable. To escape by flight,
was impossible. At that moment, the report of a
gun struck her ear, the animal staggered and fell
dead at her feet. A sickness came over her, and
she knew nothing till he found herself supported
by a young man dressed in military oniform.
"You have saved my life," she exclaimed.
" It was a fortunate shot," said he smiling ; "I
don't often make as good a one, for I have been out
a'l day and have not brought down any game.
My uncle's house is not far distant ; may I conduct
you to see it !"
"Imustgoto my aunt's," said Ellen, "but I
shall need your assistance to get there."
He raised her up, and gave her his arm, and they
stood a moment to gaze on the powerful animal
that lay stretched before them. The ball had en
tered the heart. Not a drop of blood was visible.
" This will make a feast in the valley," said the
vouth ; "I will give a fete in honor of your safety.
Will you witness ?"
Ellen sighed to think how impossible it would
be to gain her aunt's permission.
Upon arriving at the door the stranger bowed
and left her.
Tire impression upon the young girl's mind was
deep and lasting.
That night her aunt's illness greatly increased.
A despatch was sent for her father, but, beforo his
arrival, his sister had breathed her last. Ellen
went no more to the chapel, but returned to Sole
ure with her father.
Three years passed away, and Ellen's recollec-
1 ' lit 1 1 .Vinll c-r
" He saved my life." saidsne ; j. uupu
,mm " But new scenes were fast crowding
,mon her. and left no room for the wanderings of
w imnirinsttinn. Leopold, Duke of Austria, was
annroachins Soleure with the avowed intention of
besieging its walls-an inordinate thirst for glory
to conquer even the innocent and free; and he
nlnnt the Aus-
swore to ms orouiei, iuc cir"" w r
trian stand on the towers of Soloure.
The attack now commenced and EUen stood ga-
vinrr on the scene. She neitner wept nor ru,
but was motionless as a marble statue lier lam
er cast one glance on her, and hasted where ins,
duty called. The wailings of women and child-.
renfor their husbands and latners, irom vwium
they were for the first time separated, the thunder
of the cannon which made even the earth tremble,
the cries of exultation and despair, mingled with
the groans of the wounded, all struck upon the ear
of Ellen. She flew from street to street, forgetful
of her own safety, at one moment in search of her
father; and in the next administering, comfort to
those as wretched as herself.
At lonatV, thn tumult ceased. The thunder of
the cannon was heard no longer, and the glad ti
dings were communicated from mouth to mouth
that '.he enemy were icpulsodandrctreatcd to their
nnnamnment. Scarce had Ellen rejoiced in the
! intclhVcnce when sho benciu ner iamer uppiunwi
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ing, supported by a friend. " Merciful heaven I"
eAvrlnimed. " vou are wounded!"
"Come with me, my child," said he, and thank
the Supreme lioing for this respite of our calami-;
ties- mvwomid is nothing, but you will' bind it
With the ttfnderest care she applied the cmoli
ents necessary, then kneeling at his feet bathed
his hands with her tears. At length her lather rc
ouestcd her to. be calm and listen to him.
'We have," said he, "this time defended the
walls of Soleure, and repulsed the enemy: but
.v. ,,.;n T-otnrn thn attack with new vigor. Our
nm i,i. w
resources are exhausted, and the banner of aus
tria will soon wave over the ruins of this devoted
place; out uiave sun uuij- .
this there is but one obstacle. I know what fate
awaits you from a rude & victorious soldiery in the
ofronnuest. There is but one resource. You
i " T i . . Ml . . r A n ir n nnfnrm nnl 1t
must repair to Leopold. He is brave and gener
ous. You will will be safe from insult, and I free
to do mv duty as a soldier. Away ! itis my com
mand. "Answer me not. Qive this letter to the
Duke. God bless thee, my dear, my treasure."
Ellen sunk upon her knees, and pressed her Xa
thers hands to'her; bui he -rushed from herjnto
hisjponi, andfhis,sobs were, audible., - i
IWhen hcicaine.ouUieisazea ppniisiujj
of Government consists in the art op being
COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, MARCH 7LS40.
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over whicli Ellen Was to pass, lier sngat ngure,
faintly visible, preceded by a flag of truce, at
length faded away. " Now I am childless;," said
he ; " 1 have only to die for my country." t .
Surrounded by the chiefs and nobles of his ar
my sat the Duke Leopold, apon a seat adorned with
gold and purple, which served him for a throne,
deliberating with them upon the most effectual
means of attacking Soleure. The curtaia) of the
pavilion was raised, and an officer entered?$nd in
formed him that a woman, the daughter of Bucheg,
requested admission. s-
Leopold looked exultingly over his nobles. ""Has
he sent his daughter to melt our purpose 3" said
he ; does he think that beauty can beguilejour res
olution ? Let her enter, and we will sholier that
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our blood is only warmed by glory.'
Again the curtain was raised, and EUen, dressed
in the plainest manner, entered. She approached
the Duke and bent one kuee to the ground? Noble
prince," said she, "I come to you as a petitioner,
to claim your protection;,' and she placed her fa
ther's letter in his hand. f
The Duke looked earnestly at her, asdid also
his nobles, with still greater curiosity. The effort
of courage was over. Her eyes were cast down,
and her whole form trembled with emotion.
"My Lord," said the duke, addressing an old
man who stood near him, ' support this ypung lady
to a seat." He then unfolded the letter and read :
u No'bi e Pkinch : Sho who brings you this letter,
is my only child all my treasure in the world.
Therefore I trust her to you relying on your honor.
If the walls of Soleure fall, I shall be buried under
their ruins ; but if you grant your protection to my
daughter, I shall have no more anxiety'for her.
fiii-fi mn some token that vou crant my petition,
and you will receive your reward from that Being
who watches over the innocent, and who knows
our hearts. -"Bucheg,
Magistrate of Soleure."
A deep silence prevailed. At length the Duke
said, Upon the line of our encampment let the
banner of the Austrian army be planted, crowned
with a green garland. By tins token the magis
trate will know that ho has not mistaken Leopold.
Count, to you I confide this young maiden; I know
your integrity; your gray hairs, bleacBed in the
service of your country, are a pledge of security.
yet one tiling I desire ; it your son ; I take him for
ahostaee. You know I love him as-my own
LrElarfifralr. tluBjnlp.dore.Jie Will JUIQELIIOW lUgOlV
1 estimate my protection, givuu iu mc-uauj;ui" "
Bucheg. But where is the young Count" con
tinued the Duke : "I miss him unwillingly from
amone mv friends."
He is at his-post," answered the father. I ex
nnrt him cverv moment. "In the mean time, suf
fer me to express my thanks for the confidence
you place in me, as well as your kindness to my
The old count now took the hand of EUen, and
said. " You have heard, my dear child, the com'
mand of the Duke ; I hope you will trust yourself
As he spoke, his son entered the pavilion
azed on the scene before him in speechless aston
Ellen, too, seemed overcome by her situation
The deepest blushes suffused her check, while her
heart beat with violence
"You wonder, my young friend," said the Duke,
" how this fair creature came among us rough war
riors ; but you will be still more astonished when
vou learn that vou must welcome her as your sis
ter. She is the only daughter of the magistrate of
Soleure. Her father has confided her to me, and
t . nn,t ihno tlin mvsterv is exnlained. But 1
1 VU VUU UMVA muu J 4
am convinced the young lady must need some re
freshments. Therefore I request you to sec that
she is properly lodged and guarded.
Concluded next wcck.j
THE LIVING PHANTOM. A TRUE
TlV CHARLES LAMD.
When I was a young boy, I had delicate
ho-.,hh nnd was somewhat of a pensive and
contemplative turn or mind ; it was my delight
in the long summer evenings, to slip away from
my noisy and more robust companions ; that I
miffhtwalkin the shade of a venerable wood
mv favorite haunt, aud listen to the cawing
of the old rooks, who seemed as fond of this
fnifo'it fit; T ivnfl.
One evening I sat later than usual, though
the distant sound of the cathedral clock had
more than once warned me to my home
There was a stillness in all nature that 1 was
unwilling to disturb by the least motion. From
this reverie I was suddenly startled by tho sight
of a tall, slender female, wjio was standing by
mn lnnkhur sorrowfully and steadily in my lace
She was dressed in white, from head to foot, m
n A,!,i.m ilmt T had never seen before; her gar
menls were unusually lopgand flowing, and rus
tled as she glided through tho low shrubs near
meas if they were made of the richest silk. My
Unri lint if 1 was dvinir. and 1 know not
.that I could have stirred from the spot, buthe
1,1 mid beautiful. I did ..not
o.n,r, it TTi.r nnln. Brown hair, was braid-
.." ti.. llrmuti hnir was I
ed,4 joi'md her.hcad, but .their ycreu,s omo
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that strayed upon her neck ; and, although she
looked like a lovely picture, but not like a
lovely woman, I .jclosed my eyes forcibly with
my hands, and when 1 looked again and she
I canni't oxactly sayjvvhy I did not, on my re
turn, speak of this b'eautiful appearaace
nop why, with a strange-picture of love and
fear, went again and again to the same spot
that 1 might see hcr. She always came, and of
ten in the storm and plashing rain, that never
seemed to touch or to annoy her, and looked
sweetly on me, and silenlly passed on ; and
though she was so near ine, thatonce the wind
lifted those lieht straying locks, and I felt them
nrniinst. mv r.hfiek vot I never could move or
speak to her. I fell ill ; and when I' recover
,r,tr mntlmr rloselv ouestioned me of the tall
v j i r 7 t,'.l
sn nftp.n snoken.
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I cannot tell what a weight was laneu irutn my
bovish spirits when I learned that this was no
-:,;T, lint n mnct Wfilv woman not younsr
tlmiifrh Vm had kent her young looks ; lor
grief which had broken her heart seemed to
hm-n snnrni her DeaillV.
When the rebel troops were retreating after
.l AnFnnt in flint Vfirv WOOll 1 WaS SO
rnr.,1 nf n vniintr oflicer. unable any longer to en
dure the anguish of his wounds, sunk from his
torse and laid himseli down to uie. no ua
. l II-
.was found there by the daughter of bir Henry
, and conveyed by a trustya uomcsuc iu
mv atners mansion, k-m "tmi j
7- :. o: Unnvir ins n nvnl'
ist ; but tne oinccr s uesperaits wuuiuu
his compassion, and his many wounds spoice tne
ammae a brave man could not misunderstand
o: tj..,,'o ,urrltrr with mnnv tears nleaded
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for him. and that he should be carefully and se
cretly attended. And well she kept that prom
: . Cny t,li ivfiitofl unnn him for many weeks
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hnr mother bein? long since dead.
You may fancy better than 1 can ten you, as
he slowly recovered, all the moments that wee
and low voice singing and
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u uuuv - o i i f
gently playing-on tne lute ; unuj iwimauj
Cr- flnivnrs were brought toone, whose woun
ded limbs would not bear him to gather them
for himself; and how calmly the days glided on
in the blessedness of returning health, and in
that sweet silence so carefully enjoined mm.
I will pass by this, to speak of one day which
brighter than others, did not seem more bright
or more lovely, than the looks of the young
she rfreaut tetiiij , ru giruTirnunoi onici-ucaLi
recover)'." " And it is time lady ; saicr ircj;
" for that guest so' tended and so honored, to
tfill vou his whole'story, and speak of one who
willhelp him to thank you ; may I ask you fair
lady, to write a little billet lor me, wnicn even
in these times of danger, I may find some
nmnns to forward." To his mother no doubt
she though.'as with Itght steps and a lighter
heart she seated herscii at ins coucn, auu bau-
linplv bade him dictate ; but, when he said,
" My dear wile and lilted up ms eyes iu
for more" he saw before a pale statue, that
gave'him one look of utter despair' and fell
heavily at his feet. Those eyes never truly re
flected the puro soul again, or answered by an
swering looks the fond inquiries of her poor old
ThnrP. is something so exquisitely beautiful
in the following extract from an lllinos paper,
addressed to the principal mistress of a female
academy in Quincey, that wo wish to &uo u
copied in every paper throughout the Um-
Imagine for a moment, that the beautiful
was placed in your hands, on which you are
required to engrave a sentiment, which must be
remembered at the great day of account, m the
presence of listening angels and assem ed
worlds ! What care would you exercise, what
industry would you use, to select from the
vast commonwealth of letters, a sen
tence, pure, refined, chaste and holy ! No cost
no pains no efforts would be lacking.
"Permit me to say to you this is your sit
uation. Precious innocent hearts, m all the
beauty of childhood's delightful bloom, arc pla
ced in your keeping; and the duty of engraving
principles there which will outlive the sun, and
live-and still live and live on forever, devolves
nn,, Yes theso diamonds more precious
than orient poarls: more costly than that sweet
little star that smiles tne uymg uay iuwuc-,
will soon be removed from your sight and lock
.i ; ii,o nrMiivos of cetrnity. And when
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all naturo shall be assembled 10 hear their final
ill unfolded, and some smift wing
ed angel as he bends his lofty flight around the
i,h the. echo of present in-
trco ui nic, t..-"..
.i l.Io cilvnr trumn nour mom
SirUCUOns, auu iviiii mo --"1 i
into the ears of unnumberod millions
v. ww T, i TTSTiiATioN. Welindthe follow
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.- : ivTooeonliiiQntts Agricultural Keport on
Sheep! " A sheep should be judged of, like a
dandy, by the mWss of his coat. Wo beg par
Zr nhnnn for the comparison but it is
so ant' In both cases, the coat is the most im
portant part of the.animal.What is a sheep good
for without, a fleece? and,whaUs a dandy good
far jwithout a coat! ? ; -
C. W. De W.JU, ubllsliej
THE J0CK1ED FRENCHMAN.
A Frenchman, in America, who was little
acquainted with horsc-j'ockios or horse-flesh;
was grievously taken m a purcnase. lie gave
a hundred dollars-for a miserable jade of an old
mare, fatted up to sell, whichnurned out to be
ringboned, spavined, blind, and windbroken.
The Frenchman soon discovered mat -ne-nau..
been used up in tle trade, and went to rcqutst
the jockey to take back the animal and refund:
" Sare," said he,"I ave fetch backjjdc mare
horse vat you sell me, and I vant de-money in
my pocket back.
" Your pocket back. I returned tne jocwey r
feigning surprise," I don't understand you."
"You no stand under me!" exclaimed the
Frenchmapbeginning to gesticulate furiously,
"you not stand under mef bare, you De von
grand rascalle you lie like Sam like Sam
.yatyou call de leetle mountain 1"
" Sam, Hill, 1 suppose you mean .
" Out monsieurr Sam de Hill yes sare,
i; i;i."i,i Sam Hill. You sell me one
mare-horse lor one nunureu uunauco
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vort A'on nunureu teui.
"Why, what is the matter withlthetbast ?"
" Mattaire sacre! mattairc, doou-' say?
Vy, he's all mattaire he no go at alli--he -got
no leg, no feet, no vind he blind like von stone
viddis eye he no see nobody at all vid dat cyo
hergov-heeze-o,rv-heeze-o, like von forge
hammer bellows he go limp lump he no go o
ver at all de ground he no travel two mile m
tree day! Out sare, he is von grand sheat. You
must take him, and fund de money back."
Refund the money? 0 ! I could n't think
of such a thing."
" Vat ! You no fund me back de money
You sheaty me vid von hundred dollafre horse
dat not can'go"at all.'ss ,
"I never promised you that he would go.
"fiVat is von horse good for ven ,he no go ?
He is no better as von dead shackass ! ill
you, sare, lake de mare-horse, back and gtve
me me my money vai i pay mm s
"No, sir, I cannot.-'Twas af fair bargain.
were your own market, as we
'-Gentilmen deturf! You be no gentleman at
all you be no turf. Mon Dieu ! you be von
grand Turk yon sacre dam deceptionc i ou
sheat your own born modder-you play von
roscalle trick on jyour.own: gotten fadder. 1 ou
have no principalle."
ii'CKo jntarest is what I go in for.
"Yes, sare, ycujrjnTeTesrl3 Tio--prinoipttlIo
You be von grand rascalle sneaxr rmnr-i.-!
Vere you die yen you go to, heh? Le Diable
he fetch you no time quicker."
Failing to obtain redress of the jockey, the
poor Frenchman sent his "mare-horse" to an auc
tioneer to be sold, but bo seemed to he as great
a rogue as the jockey, for he took care that the
fees for selling should eat up the price he got
for the brute.
"By," said the Frenchman, when relating
the story," I be sheatly all around. De shocky
horse, he sheaty me in trade ; da hauctioncer,
he sheaty me in dispose of de hanimalle he
sell me de mare-horse for ten dollar and he
sharzge me 'leven dollaire for sell him. Mon
Dieuf so I be take all round in. I lose leven
and von hundred dollaire all my pockot clear for
one scarce limp-lump, v-heeze-o vind, no see at
all, good for nothing shape of a mare-horse,
vorse as nineteen dead shackhsses !"
Clerical AxECD0TE.--01d parson W. of Bris
tol Co., Mass., related the following anecdote
of himself. He wished to address every portion
of his flock in a manner to impress them most
deeply, and accordingly gave notice that lie
would preach seperato sermons: to the old, to
young men, to young
At tho hrst sermon, ins iiuuau
not one aged person was there ; at the second,
i ,ml. every lady of the parish was pres
ent, andbut few of those for whom it was inten
ded: at tho third, few young ladies attended,
but tho aisles were crowded with-young men ;
and at the fourth, addressed to sinner,
solitary individual was there f JPVft? a
and the organist" so, as iu v
every body came to church to hear his neighbors
scolded, but no one careu iu-t " -
Native Simplicity.- were not a littk amu
sed a few days since' while traveling in llmois,
in company with a young "sucker," who had
never visited St. Louis, or perhaps not been out
of si-ht of home, until then. On coming in full
viowof the city, he rose up in the wagon and
exclaimed' in apparent astonishment. .
Lord, dad, are them are houses
"Yes," was dad.s reply. .
" And do folks live in all them houses. ,
" Yes "
"Thunder and l.glitmng!" oxclaimodnhe boy
" what a heap of pork it must takcito Teed em
The N, 0. Pioayu.vk tells tho loudest stories
we ever hoard.. Here is one. of its vorpit :
"Tnere is a fQllowmiis city with one leg
so much longer than trie oilier, that wlrtn he
goes up a'ladder he isobligedtaktfory
. jmfV -3 4ssttf muk ' '