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The following beautiful effusion, like all the produc- i
tioi.s of Mrs. Wclbv, is distinguished lor purity and
gentleness of thought, and a sweetness of expression j
xlmost inimitable. Its quiet meioJy its dream like f
and spiritual beauty and iu tones of bewitching ten-
dsrncss, come over the heart.
" Like softest music heard in sleep,"
Like the low ch-int of the distant waves,
By Spring's soft breathings stirred.-'
I wandered out one summer nigh?
'T was when my year.s were few
The brPtze was &ing:ngiii the light,
And 1 was sinking too.
The moonbeams lay upon the hill,
Tin: tdiadows in the vale,
And here and there a leaping rill
Was laughing at the g:da.
On fleecy cloud upon the air
Was all that met my e)ei: .
It floated likt an nmiel there.
between me and the skiiv.
i clapped my hands and waibUd wild,
As here and there 1 flew :
For I was but a careless chil i.
And did as children do.
The waves cairio duneing o'er the sea
In bright and eiitrering bands ;
Like little children wild with give,
They linked their dimpled hands.
They linked their hands but ere I caught
Their mingled drops nf dew.
They kissed my li'e!, and quick as theus-it
Away the ripples t'.ew.
The tvvilieht luurs like biids dev. by,
As lightly and as free:
Ten thousand slars wete in the sky,
Ten thousand in the pea ;
For every wine with diinpled cheek,
That lenpe l up in the air.
Had raimht u st;ir isi its en. brace,
And le.-'d trembling ih'si'j.
The youns moon, too. with upturned sides.
Her mirror d beaut v (,,JV'' :
And as a li.uk at anchor rides,
t-he rode upon the wave.
The eca was like the heaven above,
As perfect and :is whole.
Save that it seemed to thrill with I ;ve,
As thrills the immortal soul.
The leaves, by spirit-voices ntirr'd,
Made murmurs on lh.-i-.:r
Low murmurs, t'iut rny Fii it hoard,
And ans-.ver'd with a prayer;
For 't was upon the dewy s.xi,
Beside the moaning seas,
I learned at first to worship God,
And sing such strains as these.
The flowers, all folded to their dream:?,
Were livv-jd in slnmlx r free ;
i3y breezy hills and murmuring streams,
Wheree'er they chanced to be.
No guilty tears had they to weep,
No Mns to be forgiven ;
They closed their.eye., and went to sleep,
Right in the face of heaven.
No costly raiment round them shone;
No jewels from the seas,
Vet Solomon upon his throne
Was ne er arrayed like these ;
And just as free from guilt and art,
V, ere lovely human flowers,
L:e sorrow set her bleeding heart
On this fair world of curs.
I have heard the la'tg'nirg wind lirhir.d,
"'"hen playing with my hair
The "breezy fingers of liic wind.
Slow cool and moist they were;
I hi -rd the night-bird warbling o'or
soft enchanting strain
I r.'-v er heard such sounds before,
And never shall again.
Th'.n wherefore weave such strairs as these,
Ar.i sing them day by day,
.l,r every bird upon the breeze
CV.i sing a svv eeter lay ?
J 'd ;i-. e the world for th'.-ir s.veet art.
Tho c-ifnple, t'ac divine ;
I 'd five the world to melt one heart
As tiey have melted m!ne.
Till: G.'ilVE OF LILLY DUE.
ir sm'vET Bits.
Fc 3-TC-h?J down the locks of her soft golden hair,
And :V.i' - i er arms on her breast,
Ard lad her, at eve, in the valley so fair,
'L- t:e blossoms ol Summer to. rest.
Oh, rest, Lilly, rest, no care can assail.
Tor green grows the turf o'er the tear mois
Of the fairest flower of the vale!
Sr.e sleeps 'neath thopot she bad marked for repose,
Where the flowers soonest Woseem in Spring,
-Atd zephyrs first breathe the perfumes other rose,
Ar.i the birds come at evening to sing.
O'.x, rest, Lilly, rest, &c.
The wide spreading boughs of the old chesnut tree,
Ecr.d low oer the plate where she lies;
There eve's purple beams longest glow on the lea,
And the morn's drink the dew as they rise.
Oh , rest, Lilly, rest, &c.
A'cr.c, where the brook murmur oft on the air,
She deeps w ith the, turf on her bret,
is we 3 x.i her, at eve, in the valley t,o fair,
'Mid ti blossoms of Summer to reat.
Oh, rest, Lilly, rest, &c.
THE LITTLE OXE IS DEAD.
Smooth the hair, and close the eyelids,
Let the window curtains tall ;
7S"ith a smile upon her features.
She Lath answered to the call.
Let the children kiss her gently,
As sb lies upon the bed ;
&od hath Called her to his bosom,
Aji4 the little one is de-d.
(Laics ant Shttebcs.
LIFE AT THE FIVE POINTS.
THE 7WO-FEXXV MARRIAGE.
" Mr. Pease, we want to be married."
" "Want to be married what for ?"
" Why you sec, we tlon't think it is right for
us to be living together this way any longer, and
wc have been talking over the matter to-day and
vou see "
Yes, yes, I see you have been talking over
! the matter over the bottle and have coma to a
sort of drunken conclusion to get married. When
you get sober you will both repent of it, proba
bly." " No, sir, we are not very drunk now, not so
drunk but what we can " thinkr'and" wc"don t
think we are doing right we are not doin
we were brought up to do by pious parents. We
bavc been reading about the good tilings you
have done for just such poor outcasts as we ate
and we want you to try and do something for
" Read ! Can vou read ? Do vou read the
! Bible ?"
i " Well not much lately, but we read the news-
j papers and sometimes we read something good in
i them. How can we read the Bible when wc are
j drunk ?"
' " Do you think getting married will keep you
1 from getting drunk ?"
! " Yes, we are going to take the pledge too and
) we shall keep it depend upon that."
"Suppose you take the pledge and try that
j first, und if you can keep it till you can wash
some of the dirt away, and get some clothes on,
j then I will inuiry you."
"Xo: that won't do. I shall get to thinking
' what a poor dirty, miserable wretch I am, and
i how I am living with this woman, who is not a
; bad woman by nature, and then I will drink, and
i then she will drink oh, cursed rum ! and what
is to prevent us ? But if we were married, my
wife, yes, Mr. Pease, my wife would say, Thom
j as' she would not say ' Turn, you dirty brute,
don't be tempted ; andrwt)o.tiows but what we
i might lcsomclodv vet "toclv that our own
; mothers would not hvMk.si..
Here the womai
wiuTiad b(.'jL sihnt and ra
t her moody, burst into a Vlit iiuqdof tears,
' crying " Mo! her, motlTe AtioT whether
, -she is alive or not, and ddre t iuouire ; but if!
i we were married and ruforine-U'ri vould make
! her happy once mom'"
" I could no longer stand the appeal," said
j Mr. I'., " and determined to give tiiem a trial. I
' have married a good many poor, wretched look-'
! iug couples, but none that looked quite so much
', so as this. The man was hatless and shoeless,
j without coat or vest, with long hair ariil beard
; grimed with dirt, lie was by trade a bricklay
j er, one of the best in the city. She wore the last
J remains of a silk bonnet, and something that
j might pass for shoes, and an old, very old dress,
; once a rich merino, apparently without any im
) der garments."
" And your name is Thomas Thomas what?"
; "Kiting, sir. Thomas Elting, a good true
! name and true man. that is, shall be if you mar
, ry us."
! "Well, well. I am going to marry you."
! " Are vou ? There. Mag, I told vou so."
j " Dont call me Mag. If I am going to be mar-
rie-d, I will be by my right name, the only my
mother gave me."
j " Not Mag. Well, I never knew that."
J " Now, Thomas, hold your tongue, you talk
; too much. What is j our name ?"
"Matilda. Must I tell the other? Yes, I
i will, and I never will disgrace it. I don't think
j I should ever have been as bad if I had kept it.
! That bad woman who first tempted" me to ruin,
j made me take a false name. It is a bad thing
j for a girl to give up her name, unless for that of
j a good husband. Matilda Fraley. Nobody knows
j me by that name in this bad city."
" Very well, Matilda and Thomas, take each
j other by the right hand, and look at me. for I am
j now going to unite you in the holy bonds of mar
I riage b- Cod's ordinance. Do you think you
' are sufficiently sober to comprehend its solenini
I ty ?"
j " Yes, sir."
j " Marriage being one of God's holy ordinance
I cannot be kept in sin, misery, filth and drunken
j ittrM. Ttiomas, will you tatve .Matilda to be your
I lawful, true, only, wedded wife?"
" Tes, sir." ...
i " You promise that you will live with her, in
1 sickness as well as health, and nourish, protect
and comfort her as your true and faithful wife ;
that you will be to her a true and faithful hus
band; that you will not get drunk, and will
clothe yourself and keep clean."
" So I will."
"Never mind answering until I get through.
You promise to abstain totally from every kind
of drink that intoxicates, and treat this woman
kindly, affectionately, and love her as a husband
should love his wedded wife. Now all of this,
will you, here before me as the servant of the
Most High here in the sight of Clod in Heaven,
most faithfully promise, if I give you this woman
to be your wedded wife ?"
" Yes, I will."
"And you, Matilda, on your part, will you
promise the same, and be a true wife to this
" I will try, sir."
" But do you promise all this faithfully ?"
, " Yes, sir, I will."
" Then I pronounce you man and wife"
" Now, Thomas," says the new wife, after I
had made out the certificate and given it to her,
with an injunction to keep it safely " now pay
Mr. Pease, and let us go home and break the hot
tie." Thomas felt first in the right hand pock -
et, then the left, then back tQ the right, then he
examined the watch-fob. ; -
" Why, where is it ?" says she, " you had two
dollars this morning !"
" Yes, I know it, but I have only got two cents
tliis evening. There, Mr. Pease, take them, it is
all I have got in the world ; what more can I
Sure enough, what could he do more ? I took
them and prayed over them, that in parting with
the last penny, this couple might have parted
with a vice, a wicked, foolish practice which hail
reduced them to such a degree of poverty and
wretchedness, that the monster power of rum
could hardly send its victims lower.
So Tom and Mag were transformed into Mr.
and Mrs. Elting, and hiving grown .somewhat
inore,gobcr ..while ia th hmise.seemed " to fully
understand their new position, and all the obli-
i gations they had taken upon themselves.
For a few days I thought occasionally of this
two-euny marriage, and then it become absorb
ed with a thousand other scenes of wretchedness
which I have witnessed since I have lived in this
centre of city misery.. Time wore on and I mar
ried many other con pies often those who came
in their carriage and left a golden marriage fee
a delicate way of giving to the needy but among
all I had never performed the rite for a couple
quite so low as that of this two-penny fee, and I
resolved I never would again. At length, how
ever, 1 had a call for a full match to them, which
" Why do 3"ou come to me to be married, my
friend ?" said I to the man. You arc both too
poor to live separate, and besides you are both
terrible drunkards, I know yoi are."
" That is just what we want to get married for,
and take the pledge."
" Take that first."
" Xo, we must take all together, nothing else
will save us."
" Will that ?"
" It did one of my friends."
" Well, then, go and bring that friend here;
let me see and hear how much it saved him, and
then I will make up my mind what to do ; if I
can do you any good I want to do it."
" My friend is at work he has got a gxxl job
and several hands working for him and is making
money, and won't quit till night. Shall I come
" Yes, I will stay at home and w ait for you."
I liitle expected to see him again, but about
j 8 o'clock the servant said that man and his girl,
with a gentleman and hull), were waiting in the
reception room. I told him to ask the lady and
gentleman to walk tip to the parlor and sit a mo
ment, while I sent the candidates for marriage
away, being determined never to unite another
drunken couple, not dreaming tint there was
any sympathy between the parties. But they
would not come up ; they wanted to sec that
couple married. Sol went down and found the
squalidly' wretched pair in .company with a well
dressed laf. oring man, for he wore a fine black
coat, silk vest, gold watch chain, cjeari white
shirt and cravat, polished calf-skin loots ; and
his wife was just as neat and tidily dressed as
anybody's wife, and her face beamed with intelli
gence, and the way in which she cluiig to the
arm of her husband, as she scoinerl to shrink
from my sight, told that she was a loving as
well as loved wife.
" This couple," says the gentleman, " have
come to le married."
" Yes, I know it, but I have refused. Look at
them ; do they look like fit subjects for such a
holy ordinance ? God never intended those whom
he created in his own image should live in matri
mony like tliis man and woman. I cannot mar
" Cannot ! Why not ? You married us when
we were worse oil" more dirty worse clothed,
and mrre intoxicated."
The woman shrunk back, to get the more out
of sight. I saw she trembled violently, and put
si clean cambrick Iiandkcrchicf up to her ev es.
What could it Stan ? Married when thcy
werc worse off ? Who were they ?
" Have you forgotten us ?" said the woman,
taking my hands in hers, and dropping on her
knees ; " have you forgotten drunken Tom and
Mag ? Wc have not forgotten you, tut pray for
you every day !"
" If vou have forgotten theiu, you have not for
gotten the two-penny n."..!-!- r. j ..,.
did not know us. I told Matilda she need not
be afraid, or ashamed if you did know her. But
1 knew you would not. How could you ? We
were 111 rags anu uin men. xoiv ai us now .
All your work. Sir. All the blessing of that
pledge and that marriage, and that good advice
you gave us. Look at this suit of clothes, and
her dress all Matilda's work, every stitch of it.
Come and look at our house, as neat as the is.
Everything in it to make a comfortable home ;
and bh, Sir, there is a cradle in otir bedroom.
Five hundred dollars already in bank ; anel I
shall add as much more next week w hen I finish
mviob. So much for One j ear of a sober life,
and a faithful, honest, good w ife. Now, this man
is as good a workman as 1 am, only he is bound
down with the gaffing fetters of drunkenness, and
living with this woman just as I did. Now, he
thinks that he can reform just as well as me ; but
he thinks he must take the pledge of the same
man, and have his first effort sanctified with the
same blessing, and then, with a good resolution,
and Matilela and me to watch over them, I do
believe they will succeed."
So they did. So may others by the same means.
I married them, and as I shook hands with Mr.
Elting at parting, he left two coins in my hand,
with the simple remark that there was another
two-penny marriage fee. I was in hope that it
might have been a couple of dollars this time,
but I said nothing, and we parted with a mutual
! God bless you. When I went up stairs I tossed
thepins into my wife's lap, with the remark,,1
" ti o enuies again, my dear." j
'Two pennies ! Why, husband, thev are ea- I
gles real golden eagles. What a deal of good
thej will do. What blessings have followed that
"And will follow the present, if the pledge is
faitifully kept. Truly, this is a good result of a
TwVPenny Marriage." S. Y. Tribune.
How to Win.
Tfadversity furnishes us w ith strange bcd-fil-lorv?,
curiosity gives us strange acquaintances
scnr.itimes. It certainly: was strange to me that j
I si. uld be in a gaming-house one night not long j
ago Knowing nobody, nolxdy knowing me, I
louSel about for somebody to bo intent o.l in
I if'iYUke ttf tae n inferos i' o r
dii? that night. He was a sort of green, gaw-
kt-Ukina chan. toiTl iWarancb a Kttfc
we lor liquor. 1 made up my mmd tht he
win a stray pigeon., and that lie would be pluck- j
cdbefore he left that hawk's nest. I watched
tl h'awk. He was busy now with a stranger,
vfiom he soon cleaned out. Then he sauntered I
ovr to where our pigeon was dosing, and sat
rlflVn iVt till KUIU. ttll.lA Tlirastlir l,a ..-.,!-.. .,n f
j , , , ... , , . .... - .
:u tooKcu auoui mm witn a sort oi vacant stare.
Bewk was busy shuffling a pack of cards. Pi- J
gon looked a moment, and then said to hiin : j
j" I say, stranger, may be you think 3-cu are
at keards, but 1 can beat the hind
sghts off of you at poker."
" ir," said the gambler, "I never take a
; " Trot eout vour nags, then. Neow let her
Aid they played, continually at the Pigeon's
lss, x hich I saw was occasioned by the most
ebvvrcight cheating in dealing the cards, or drop
ping .0 make a mis-deal. After a while Pigeon
got to. to go out a moment, and I could not resist
t he Alport unity of telling him how villainously
tlicjciicr was robbing him.
' Iknbw it ; just as much obliged to you,
thenji, stranger, but 111 win at last. He clean
ed oi my friend in the same way, but 111 win
3'et-count me in for that."
Ivonderedhow.aslsawfives, tens, and fif- j
ties, transferred from his pocket to the capaciems
poqiil-book of the other, which he always care
fulK'dcpo.site'd in a right-hand breast-pocket.
f ch a run of losse-s would break the bank. It
bm 11 the loser, who w as by this time very drunk
:1 jjast he looked so. But he insisted that the
othfrshould go out with him, and get some ef
theal " mountain dew ;" that there w-as " 110
thifc; in this f-hanty fit for a gentleman."
Ihvvk would gladly have shaken him off; but
hovicould he shake off an obstinate drunken I
maj ? So they went out together, I followed.
Pii n had his arm around the neck of Hawk in
thetmst ioving manner, who was evidently much
aniiy-cd. So they went on, and would have
gon into a fashiemable saloon, but Haw k hung
bad ; he elid not want to go where he was known
witi a companion so far goiie. S" he proposed
anoher place, down a dark side-street. They
hadnot walked far into the gloom before he whee l
ed siddenly, gave his companion a shove, who
wcrt. Stumbliug down upon a cellar door, wliile
Ilavk came hastily hack into the light, and
waked hurriedly past where I was standing. I
saw the other had won at last. There was a
featid gash in the breast of the coat, directly
ovc the spot where the well-filled pocket-book
hacbecn. The owner w as so glad to think he
hac got rid of a troublesome elrunken companion,
that he had not yet discovered his loss.
I now turned to w atch the other. He got up,
and came slowly towarel the corner where I w as
stauling. What a change. The old white hat
had fiven place to a glazed silk cap. The jaunty
stripd vest to a plain black silk velvet. The
blaci cravat had turned white. The shocking
ugly red hair was now a fine brown, and the ug
ly wl.iskers all gone, and left a fai-e as smooth
as a parson's. And what was more, he was
more, he,was strictly sober.
De h'ad won at last !
I do not particularly commend pick-pockets,
but! could not help thinking that one of these
scoundrels was just as honest as the other.
How to show Love for a Wife.
Show love for your wife, and your admiration
tor lie-i , . . ! 1 -
picking up her hanelkerchief, or her glove, or in 1
carrying her fan ; not, though you have the
means, in hanging trinkets or baubles upon her, j
not in making yourself a fool by winking at and
seeming pleased With her foibles or follies or
faults; butshow them' by acts of real goodness
towaM her ; prove, by unequivocal deeds, the
high value you set ori her life and health and j
peace of mind ; go to the full extent of her de-
sorts, but let it be consistent with truth and
with sense, and such as to convince her of your
sincerity. He who is thie flatterer of his wife, on
ly prepares her eyes for the hyperbolical stuff of
others. The kindest appellation that the Chris
tian nitrne affords, isHhe best that you can use,
especially before faces. An everlasting " My
dear," is but a sorry compensation for want of
that sort of love that makes the husband cheer
fully toil by day breaking his rest, endure hard
ships, if the lifeoi- health cf his wife demand it.
Let your deeds, anel not your words, carry to her
heart a daily and hourly confirmation of the fact
that you value her health and life and happiness
beyond all other things in this world ; and let
this be manifest to her, particularly at those
times when life; is more or less in danger.
t7Dan Marble, speaking of a young gentle
man with moustaches, said: " He is a crittur
that wears hair on his upper lip to keep
from omwlinrr into his hollow
Frutn the X. V. Muxical "World.
A Sketch From Life, or Tke Age of
Look into yonder window ; w hat do ywu see ?
nothing new, surely ; nothing but what the an
gels have looked smilingly down upon since the
morning stars first ssng together. Nothing but
a loving mother hushing ujkhi her faithful breast
a wailing babe ; w hose little life hs'r rrs by a slen
der thread : mortal lips lihvc said, " the boy must
A mother's hope ncrrr dies. Sue clusps him
closer to her. breast and gazes upwards; food
and sleep and rest are forgotten, so that that lit-
tie flickering taper die not out. Gently ujkiii her
. . e. i . . t r- . , , , ,
au,k " "A!1 w ,ww WT n :u,-r sium WTS ;
i "S weary nights, up and down the cottage floor.
she paces, soothing its restless moaning. Suns
r,tie and 5 stars '' fieasons come and go :
she heeds them not, so that those languid eye
but beam brightness. Down the meadow, by
the brook, on the hill tiue she seeks with him the
health restoring bree ze.
God be priiseei. health comes it last ! What
joy 1 3 see the rosy flush mantle on the pallid
cheek : w hat joy to see the shrunken limbs irrovv
with health ; what ie.y to see the damn
thin loe3 gn-vv crisp and glossy ! AVhat matter,
though the knitting lie neglected or the spin
ning wheel be dumb, so that the so'iring kite or
louncir.g ball but please his boyish fancy and
prompt the gleeful shout ? What matter that
the coarse fare be hers, so that the dantier mor
sel pass A i5 rosy lip ? What matter that her robe
be threadbare, so that his graceful limbs le clad
in Joseph's rainbow coat? What matter that
Aer couch be hard, so that his sunny herd rest
nightly on a downy pillow ? What matter that
Acr slender purse e empty, so that A is childish
heart may never know denial ?
Years roll on. That loving mother's eye grows
dim ; her glossy locks are silvered ; her limbs are
sharp and shrunken ; her footsteps slow and tot
tering. And the boy ? the cherished Joseph ?
he of the bold bright eye, and sinewy limb, and
j bounding step : surely, from his kind hand shall
1 llowers be strewn on the dim downward path to
t flu1 il-TrW vnlli'V ? snnli lur crm: ctroiio- ami W
hT . (Q lcaH dn ;-l.is roi:b of music sweeter to
her dull ear than seraph's singing.
No, no ! The hum of busy hie hao strut k up
on his ear, drowning the voice of love. He has
become a man" ! refined, fastidious! and to his
forgetful, unfilial heart, (Gexl forgive him) the
mother who bore him is enly-" the oil tro-
I AX."V FtRN.
A Capital tiling by Willis.
A Washington corre-spondent of The Tribune
having accused the President of dressing rather
foppishly, and among other things of having "his
hair oiled and curled after the fashion ef X. P.
Willis," Mr. W. makes the following explana- j
lion in a note at the foot of cu article in The (
Hume Journal : I
" Firtt, the humble head which his Excellency
the President is thus authentically devlared to !
have f elected for his imitation, has hitherto 1
known no external culture or embellishment be
yond a daily souse in cold water never, to my
knowledge, having bet-u touched by oil. pomatum,
curling-fluid, cur'i'mg-tongs, or other ungent, art
or emollient. Second, it has never tn.nvu even
the luxury of hair-dresser, or barber, having iK-e-n
cut. from boyhotxl till now, whenever and wher
ever it w as inconveniently long, by scissors in
my own hands. Third, its daily ofiiciatlon as a
model for the. President, (though it w as wholly
unaware, hitherto, of ever bavins been seen bv
his Excellency,) is pcrfomietl without crest, j
plume or livery , it being known to my friends i
and neighbors by the covering of a straw hat j
which straw hat, I may add, is now near the I
close of its wear Cr a second summer, and was (
bought in the village of Xewburg for eighteen j
" Dear friends of 7'Ac Tribune (P. S.) I should
like to be believed to grow old. Willing to servc
my country in any way, I am honored of course
to have the outside of my head chronicled as a
copy for the President, though I would rather it
were the inside that were a copy f r the scheol-
lit- If vi!i trill strew mv secluded path
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mistaken roses, however, I must be excused for
such drops e.f otto biography as the truth com-
jy Noah was the frit man who perpetrated
a regular and authentic elrunk, of which we have
anv record, although the antediluvians were
doubtless entitled to the glory of the discovery.
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l,r',n fc- p .
j "ul"1V '' ! nTtr''-
by Raymuudus I-ilUus, a celebrated alehemist,
w ho died in 1315 ; but for many centuries it ws
only used as a medicine, and chiefly as an exter-
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ginal book out of the New Testament, an account
of which is give-n by him in a letter to John Ad- I
ams, dated Oct.-l'v, 1813, w hen Mr. J. was sev
enty years old. Tie took two copies cf the New
Testament and cut out the sayings of the Saviour,
rejecting every verse that was not evidently his ;
these he pasted in a look, and his compilation is
described as covering forty-six pages, lie wrote
to old John Adams that this arrangement liad
placed before him, " the most sublime and !x-
novolont code of morals ever offered to man.
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T7 The man who embraced a favorable op
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portumty,' last week, emboldened by ! sue
cess, attemrtea to embrace an old maid, but wa
. nut hor& du eninhoi, and came ott with a wack
This gallant fellow lost his lifeia the Mexican
war. He had lost an arm when a boy, by hav
ing the limb crushed under the wheel of a jaunt
ing car, in the ould counthry.' His surviving
brother, Dennis, never ceased boasting of Tim 'a
exploits. In a Moyamensing barroom, the other
evening, Dennis began on the old theme of the
Mexican w ar, dwelling with particular empha
sis on the heroic deeds of his deceased relative.
4 Ocl:, ir.urther, but ye ought to uv soon Tim
j at Ry-sack-a-dollar-iKdc-me, (Rcsaca de la Tal-
ma). lie caught two Mexican blackguards by
tut cult ol their necks and kilt them both as dead
as herrings, by knenkin' their heeds together.'
4 II jw could that be,' said a lis'.cner, ' when
your brother had but one arm.'
' Bliss ytr sovvl,' answered Dennis, one arm.
had he ? That's thrue enough for ye, tut thin
ye see Thn forzet all about that when he got into
A Fv.r.r. Fi;i;t. The following is a descrip
tion of a free fight in Western Yirginia. as rela
ted by otic of the eye witnesses thereef. Premi
sing that there was but one man struck, in an
swer to an interrogatory as to who lie was, tho
narrator replies :
I reckon he war from low down on Guyau
j somewhur. Je-s as they war jawm', a chap rodo
I up on a clay-br-.nk hoss I reckin he was Mcscn
i gcr stock, a scrovvgin anemil, a leeile mho blind
j o' both eyes a petrt h.xkiu' chap enough, an
when he gyt fernent the place, says he, Is this
a ne'e fight ?" an' they told him it wor. 'Well,'
ssj-s he, gittin'ofT, an' hitchiu' his old clay-bank
to a svvingin' limb, " count me ti He hadn't
more'n got it out, afore some one fetched him a
lick, an1 he drapt. He riz dreekly, w ith some
ile;tcAi:liy, and ses he, " Is this a free fight ?"' an'
they tede him it ar. " Well," ses he, unhitchin
his hoss, an' puttin' his left leg over the back
leather, " count me out an' then he marveled."
Tr AVEt-Lixei. A strong, lazy fellow, who pre
ferred begging to work, called on a gentleman in
the city, and asked for ' cold vituals, and old
clothes." The man asked Lira what he did flr a
" Not much," said the fellow, " escept travel
ling." ' Travelling ! Then you can travel pretty
" Oh, yes," sail the lnggar, " I'm very good
" Well, then," said the gentleman, coolly open
ing the door, " let's see yc i' travel."
A Frem -hn-.;-r. stopped a lad-in the street
in New York, to make some inquiries of his
"Mon'frcn, what is ze name ofzis street,
" Well, who said 'twant ?" .
" What you call zis street ?"
" Of course we elo."
" Purelonncz ! I have not ze name, rot you
call him ?"
" Yes, Watts we call it."
" How you call ze name of zis street ?"
" Watts street, 1 toleycr:"
" Zis Street."
"Watts street, old filer, and don't ycr goto
make gam:o' me."
" Sacrc men die ! I ask you one, two, tree,
several times cfi.cn, vill you tell me ze namo ov
ze dam street, eh ?"
-Watts street, I toleycr. Yer drunk, aiu't
Mon little freu, vere you lif, eh ?"'
" In Yandam street."
' Eh, bien ! You 1. fin von di.ra fctrtet,
vou is von dam fool, bv dam !"
7 An excellent story is toll of Judge Tap
pan, of Ohio, which illustrates the manner in
which no " partyism" ort.s. After the new
constitution was adopted, the Judge in conver
sation with several of Ids f iends, strongly
urged the election of Judrres without regard to
pnrty. " Well. Judge, who would j'ou select ?"
asked or e- " Wcll,"t-aid he, " there is Ilauncy,
a sound lawyer, and an excellent man; D. Q.
Morton, of Toledo, another good one; Baitley
I bas few equals in the State, and Caldwell every-
ImmIv admires." "But Judge," they rilied,
"They sri 'J Democrats there's not a whig
" AJiem T VTcIl tf 11 a 1 1 : t-r cr. Ui oi .' "
(Xlr Table-talk or knocking may sometimes
! lead to einl an aing results, as proved by the
following gossip curre-nt at Berlin : A party
met the other night, andforme-d a ihiiin, and w hen
; the "fluid" was in movement, a marr.el lady prt-
sent put the question, " How many children hay.
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: l ; " lap, trp, tap, tap, or lour rep;iei tneta-
j 4. True Wlin(1(.lfu, r tx(.iaimed the lady
. al, o.hcrs rn.RWlUy U.r hu,Mld came in
& -.tJ fimc quwlion- .. j. OT
two, was the answer. The effect produced by
, . njav i,c ljt.tter conceived than describe.
be termed " scandalous tablo-
Z7 The either day, a small boy cametcaring by
our officii with his rags fluttering in the wind,
his face smeared with molasses, and a shingle
j flourishing iu his baud, while he was shouting to
; another boy, about the size of a popper-box, who
, stood nearly a quarter of a mile dow n tin street :
" Oh ! Bid! Bill! git as inuny Mys as kvkr yoi
' can, and as many shingles as ever you can, and
! come up the stree t as soon as ever you can, fjr
there's a great big. large bogslt of lasses buitod
j on the pavement busted all to smash'."
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T"7 There is a j"0dug ge-r.t in this ueighbor-
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