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THE ISLES OF GREECE.
bt Lean stbos.
The isles of Greece ! the isles or Greece 1
Where burning Sappho loved and snng,
Where grew the arts of war and peace,'
Where Debs rose and Phoebus sprung !
Eternal summer gilds them yet,
But all, except their sun, is set.
The Scian and the Teiao muse,
The hero's harp, the lover's lute,
Have found the fame your shores refuse ;
Their place of birth alone is mute
-Tosounds which echo further west
Than your sires' "Islands or the Blets'd."
The mountains look on Marathon
And Marathon looks cn the sea ;
'And musing there an hour alone,
I dreamed that Greece might still be iree ;
For, standing on a Persian's grave,
I could not deem myself a slave.
A king sate on the rocky brow,
Which looks o'er sea-born Salami ,
And ships by thousands, lay below,
And men in nations all were his I
He counted them at break of day
And when the sun set, where were they ?
And where are they? and where art thou,
My country? Ou thy voiceless shore,
The heroic lay is tuneless now .
The heroic bosom beats no more !
And must the lyre, so long divine,
Degenerate into hands like mine?
Tis something, in the dearth or fame,
Though link'd among a fclter'd race,
' To feel at least a patriot's shame,
Even as I sing, suffuse my face.
Fur what is left the poet here?
For Greeks a blush fur Greece a tear.
Must we but weep o'er dr.ys more bless'd ?
Must We but blush f Our fathers bled.
Earth I render back from out thy breast
A remnant of our Spartan, dead ! . : u
C the three hundred grant but three,
To make a new Thermopylae.
What, silent still? and silent all?
Ah 1 no the voices of the dead
Sound like a tliitant torrent's fall,
-And answer, '"Let some living dead,
But once arise, we come we com; !"
Tis but the living who are dumb."
Want sense, nd ti e world will o'erlook it.
Want feeling 'twill find some excuse;
But if the world knows you tvant money,
You're certain to get its abuse.
The wisest advice in existence,
Is ne'er on its kindness to call,
The best way to get its assistance,
Is show you don't need it at all.
CHOICZ OF A WIFE.
I ask not beauty 'tis a gleam ,
That tints the morning sky,
I ask not learning 'tis a stream
That glides unheeded by.
I ask not wit it is a flash
That oft blinds reason's eye,
I ask not gold 'lis glittering trash
That causes man to sigh;
I as good sense, a taste refined.
Candor with prudence blended,
A feeling heart, a virtuous mind.
With charity attended.
" ' Maternal Affection.
Men talk of the silver cord of friendship
of the silken ties which bind young lovers
together of the sure affection of husband
and wife, as If it were durable as adamant,
and as pure as the lore of angels. But a
hasty word, a thoughtless action, or a slight
neglect, some inconsistency, or trifling
favor dented, may suuder the second ; and
even" the last may be destroyed, for the
green-eyed monster may find some en
trance, and blight the fairest flowers of this
sweet earthly parsdise.
, But theie is a love which , neglect can
ot weaken which iaujury cannot destroy
.and which Jealousy cannot extinguish.
It is the pure, the holy, the enduring love
'of a mother! "It is as gentle as the breeze
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.vi ctcuuig, urui u mo u.k, .tiu ceases onjyu""""
' whn life', l.tt rl.m t i. J.-n, ! count rvmen is the peculiar government un
Dufae all ih vidssitiide of thi. ....Jder which we live. , Hero no pampered,
ing world, in sickness or sorrow injife or!
in death in childhood s halcyon days in
"youth's untroubled hour" or in manfeod's'people. Here the government U not placed
vigorous prime the mother clings with the
same unwearied affection to her child. It
is the same amid the snows and frosts of Si
beria, the temperate and jjyous regions of
our own fair land, and among the arid sands
of Africa. The anxious cares and tender
attentions, and oft repeated words of a
mother's love, are not without their happy
influence upon the lives and characters of
their sons. The stern rebuke of a justly
tf&nded father, may check for a season, the
rising and struggling passions of youth, but
the sacred lessons learned from a mother's
lips, aie engraven on the heart, and retain
their power through life ; in virtue's paths
and even in the career of vice, they are
continually recurring to our mind, and bring
with them, as farther incitements to good,
all the hallowed scenes of childhood and
innocence. Hard is the heart thai will
not melt at the recollection of a mother's
prayer; and more obdurate still, the hesrt
of him, who, by a course of vice, can wit
tingly wring her soul with anguish, and
bring down her gray hairs with sorrow to
To take a paper or not to take a paper,
that is the question ; whether it is bet
ter to suffer all the ills that ignorance is
heir to, to know ro news, to sell my grain
for half its value for the reason that I nev
er know when markets are the highest, to
rear my children up devoid of knowledge,
to be the laughing stock of neighbors be
cause I know not what is taking place be
yond the narrow circle of my own acquain
tance except what I may vaguely glean
from hearing others talk, to sit long dreary
winter nigbta and gaxejuostlisUessly.uponJtion whethrtti-desh-able-hat a parent
the glowing coals because I have no news
paper to cheer the weary moments as they
slowly chase each other downtlie pathway
of Old Time, to house myself on rainy days
without a newspaper and as a consequence
become most "darkly, deeply, beautifully
blue," to suffer all these things, or to end
them now by signing for a paper. If I do
this, then do I incur the dread responsibility
of having to fork out two dollars. Oh, mo
ney, money, loth am I to let my grasp of the
relax. Some have called thee 'slave,'
but yet, methinks, thou dost possess a hap
py faculty of diffusing a spirit of independ
ence into the spiritual combination of man's
nature. Thou hast been called the 'root of
evil' surely they did err who named thee
thus, for the tree of which thou art the
root, bears fruit fair to the view and yield
ing a spicy aroma. Oh, money, thou art a
friend when all other friends forsake, thou
providest for our wants when Charity re
tires to her cell and locks the door. Be
fore thee, nations bow proud knees grow
supple. Where thou art all acknowledge
thy supremacy let poets revile thee as
they may let philosophers despise thee as
they will yet I love thee still; I cling to
thee with an affection that can know no
abatement. And shall I let thee go to glad
den the printer's heart, and to rattle in his
purse.? Ah, there's the rub! Guess I
LOVE OF HOME.
There is one characteristic of tho Ame
rican people which has been touched very
lightly by contemporaries a love of home.
We affirm that this is one of the formative
principles of our national character. Meet
the American where you may, ana you win
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find his lips quiver, and his eyes grow dim,
as you speak. to him of his native land, un
less his sensibilities are blunted and his
heart callous to all the nobler feelings of
our nature. It is not only a lore for conn
try a feeling of patriotism of which we
speak, but a love for the very spot, the very
house of his birth. Just in proporuon as
the heart is led away from the path of rec
titude, will this feeling subside and grow
cold. One great reason for his being a
J,i:.:n.t;u rtnra in the character of our
'United We Stand DividedWb Fali."
PIKE QKTJf, MISSOURI, MONDAY,
ignorant, and depraved despot wields a
sceptre over the minds and bodies of the
in the hands of a chosen company of task
masters. All are free and equal. What is
it that is driving millions from the shores of
Ireland millions of a people distinguished
for their strong love of country ? It needs
no philosopher to tell oppression, fraud,
injustice, so strong as almost to obliberate a
love of country, and drive the distressed to
seek refuge "in the land of the free'
" SELF-MADE MEN. '
If you are to be an exception," ssid Mr.
Crabbe to his young friend, ;you will be the
first in all my observation and experience.
xou may take the whole population of
Maryland, and select from it the fifty men
who are most distinguished for talents, or
any description of publie usefulness, and, I
will answer for it, they are all, every one
of them, men who began the world without
a dollar. Look into the public councils of
the nation, and who are they that take the
lead there ? They are men who made their
own fortunes self-made men, who began
with nothing. The rule is universal. It
pervades our courts, State and Federal,
ftom the highest to the lowest. It is true
of all the professions. It is so now ; it has
been so at any time since I have known the
public men of this State or the nation;' and
it will be so while our present institutions
continue. You must throw a man upon his
own resources to bring him out The strug
gle which is to lesult in eminence is too
arduous, and must be continued too long,
to be encountered and mainted voluntarily,
unless as a matter of life and death. He
who has fortune to fall back upon will soon
slacken fiom his efforts, and finally retire
from the competition. With me it is a ones-
should be able to leave his son any property
at all. You will have a large fortune, and
I am sorry for.it, as it will be the spoiling
of a good lawyer. These are my deliber
ate sentiments, and I shall be rejoiced to
find, in your instance, I shall have been
From the Farmer and Mechanic.
Persons who put up keg butter for their
own use, or for a distant market, usually
salt their butter very high. This high salt
ing necessarily detracts from its quality, in
jures its ready sale, and reduces its price.
If we can modify this excess of salt by using
more palatable substances, of equal effica
cy, as preservatives, it will be an improve
ment. Chemists tell us that sugar is one
of these substances ; and experience gives
us the same information. Who is not fa
miliar with sugar-cured hams? If pork
can be cured with sugar, why may not but
ter be so preserved also ? is a common sense
inquiry. Experience has shown that it
may. Dr. James Anderson, the celebrated
agriculturist ( whose treatise on the man
agement of the dairy, particularly with res
pect to the making and curing of butter, is
still our highest and best authority on the
subject,) found, from some years' trial of
it, that the following named compositions
the properties of which we believe were
discovered by his amiable lady was far
preferable to salt alone, as it not only pre
serves the butter more effectually from all
taint of rancidity, but makes it also look
better and taste sweeter, richer, and more
marrowy, than portions of the same but
ter cured with cemmon salt :
Composition : Take of sugar one part;
of nitre, one part; and of the best Spanish
ere at salt, ( or rock salt,) two parts- Beat
the whole into a fine powder, mix them well
together, and put them by lor use.
The Dr. continues!
"Of this composition one ounce should
be put to every sixteen ounces of butter;
mix this salt thoroughly with the Duuer as
soon as it has been freed from the milk, and
put it without loss of time, down into the
vessel prepared to receive it, pressing it so
close as to leave no air holes or any kind of
cavities within it. Smooth the surface, and
if you expect it will be above a day or two
before vou can add more, cover it up close
with a piece of clean linen, and above that
a piece of wetted parchment, or for want
of that, fine linen that has been dipped in
melted butter, exactly fitted to the edges of
the vessel all round, so as to exclude air as
mtich as possible, without the assistance of
any watery brine; when more butter is to
DECEMBER 11, 1848. NO;U
be added, these' coverings are to be taken
on, and the butter applied close above the
former, pressing it down and smoothing it
as before, and so on till the vessel be fulL
Vt hen it is quite full, let the two covers be
spread over it with the greatest care, and
let a little melted butter be poured all round
the edges, so as to fill np every crannv. and
eneciiiauy exciuae tne air. A little salt
may then be strewed over the whole, and
the cover be fixed down to remain close
shut till it be opened for use. If all this be
carefully done, the butter may bekentner.
fectly sound in this climate for many years.
How many years I cannot tell; but 1 have
seen it two years old, and in everr respect
. i i .
sweri aim as souna as it was when only
a month old.
"It deserves' to be remarked, that butter
cured in this manner does not taste well till
it has stood at least a fortnight after hinr
salted; but after that period has elapsed it
eats with a rich marrowy taste that no oth
er butter ever acquires; and it tastes so lit
tle ot salt, that a person who has been ac
customed to eat butter cured with common
salt only, would not imagine it bad got one
fourth part of the salt necessary to pre
It is to be hoped that some of our farm
ers, on readme the above, will follow his
directions. The composition mentioned is.
we have understood, much nsed in Goshen.
Orange Co., New York, a place famous for
lis supero Duller, ureal care should be
taken to get the purest salt and sugar.
That known through the country as the
"ground allum" is the best salt. The sugar
suouia oe oi me purest wnite either the
loaf or the "fallen loaf."
A DRAMATIC DEATH.
We have lately seen going the rounds of
the newspapers an account, in the main cor
rect, of a deplorable tragedy that occur
red on the boards of the Nashville Theatre
some fifteen years ago. The editor of, this
paper was on the stage personating the
"Friar," when the deplorable accident oc
curred, and as we observe one or two slight
errors the account as now published, we
aeem u proper io maxe me correction.
a numner oi young men. with one or
two exceptions, Printers, engaged in the
uiuerem unices in nasuvuie, iorraeo tnem
selves into a Thespian Corps and rented
the Theatre with all its scenery, and com
J : cc . ai mii
menced giving dramatic representation.
i hey had performed two or three weeks
when Mr. J. J. McLaughlin, a young gen.
tleman from Hopkinsville, Ky.,of fine per
sonal appearance, great dramatic talent and
energy of character, presented himself to
the managing committee for a situation.
His oner was accepted, and after assisting
in the representation of the drama of Rub
Roy, 'Bertram, or the Castle of St Aldo
brand,' was announced, and he to perform
the part of Bertram. The day the piece
was to be performed, McLaughlin visited
the steamboat landing to bid good bye to a
friend who was leaving for the East, and
was accidentally taken off by the boat and
carried some twenty miles down the river,
when he waj put on short and had to walk
all the way back to the city, where he ar
rived about sunset, completely exhausted,
and looking wild and excited to an unusual
degree. His associates, to whom ho had
reatly endeared himself by his frank, man
i deportment, offered to postpone the play
to some other evening, but he, to whom the
management had been given, strongly in
sisted that there should be no disappoint
ment, and remarked with a forced smile up
on his countenance, that if the others were
ready he was, and he would 'play Bertram
as it never had been played on those boards.'
He kept his word.
bveulng came and the theatre was light
ed and the house was soon filled by the beau
ty and fashion of the city. The play had
progressed nearly to the close and bad giv
en general satisfaction, not only to the au
dience but to the performers themselves.
It is true McLaughlin appeared greatly ex
cited during the play; and when not on the
stage he sought some corner apart from the
others, but no notice was taken of this, and
he was suffered to commune with himself
alone. In the eliding of the play Bertram
stabs himself and dies, and McLaughlin
not having provided himself with a weapon
for the occasion, accepted a Spanish dirk
from a gentleman who had been admitted
behind the scenes. As the tragedy wore
to its denouncement his excitement increas
ed, and the gloomy spirit of the play was
upon linn with a power that mace a strong
impression of reality upon the hearers, and
made them shudder as he pronounced the
following, accompanied by the plunge of
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tne aagger mat orougui mm io ois aeaiu :
'Bertram hath but one foe on earth;
Md he is here. Stabt himsttf.
, It was at this 'moment that he plunged
the weapon to his heart. It was doubtless
ths result at thm -riimA tmtUrt of tha m-
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tor, sscKKsad too abserbisigjy citteM uso
the dreadfuUpirit pf Jus.hetcu We charity
ably suppose that he had no premeditated
design of ending bis life wRbtho piajfbut.
bis complete ideotlficetion pf-jTeehvg
tho. pert h --'--Jj 'H H It wiifniif- " -natural
consequence. ..He draw the .bigs!? ';
weapon .from hit bosom, ao, .throwing it
from him fell at foil length Upon tho stage :
The hallucination, if such we ay "oIT
it did not end wMl the pluag of tliOtjl
ger. Hufeeliags bore him along slillfaiiW
er. There isstilL afUf some oxdawationf t
of surprise from the tragic crooks, dying
sentence for him to repeat. . R raised him
self on his elbow and went through it with,,
startling effect:" "- V
With a burst of exultation.'"' ui
' i 'Idle no fdoirVtfeathi. ' ; 7.
A warrior's weapon free a warrier's sod?'
While he was pronouncing tW the fa'
words of the tragedy, his eyo aod saaanofj '
were fearfully wOdiiha-blood was falling
from his bosom upon the stage smdraoi
down towardf the young geatlemen who
had personated the then lifeless lad Imo-
gee! As soon a the last words wero pro T
noaneed befell backwards tcf rise no aorev
He lived from Thursday night mtu Setot
day morning, when he expired ra much pain, .
nis remains were attended to tne grave
by his companions, .who raised a saarbM '
slab to his memory on which if inscribed,
if we recollect right, the last : Words- no
spoke upon the stage. Indiana Juvr. f ;
River Sport Tha most popular boats ,
now running on the Ohio are those drawing ;
the least water. It is a favorite amusement '
with the steamboats now to jump sand barf..'
This is accomplished by those crafts which.;
are able to run where the sand it little ,
damp, holding in their steam till they al-.
most reach the bar, when it is let oat, and
a flying leap is taken that would edrpser 1
anything snort of the swoop of an eagle m '
the air. The men passengers cheer, and :
the ladies wave their handkerchiefs, while i
the travellers on the several boats lyog fas,
the neighborhood aground, pull tbeir hat''
separately over their eyes, sigh deeply,3
and liquor. Cairo Deltav
A letter from Montevideo, dated Septenv
ber 15, says that the withdrawal or dismiss
al of the Sardinian ; charge d'affairs front
Buenos Ayres, is likely to be followed soon '
by that of the German consul, some inso
lence having been practised on bin by a po
lice officer, for which he coald obtain no;
redress from the higher authorities. .
The same letter intimates that difficulty1
is bre wieg between the Baenoa KjntiS gov-"
ernment and Mr. Harris, the chfgt d af
faires of the United States.- .. f-.v .Al.
It also expresses apprehension for tho.
safety of the French brier of war. the Pan-"
dour, forty days having elapsed since hef:
sailing for the Rio de Janeiro, and no tidings
of her having been received, although shV -
rwas a remarkably fast sailer. .
A postscript announces the entry of Gen
eral Urquiza into the Oriental territory,
probably to attack the city of Montevideo t
in concert with Oribe. Mw York tier-
aid, JVuv. 20.
Piiasakt Am csemknt. Ma, ma, cousin
Bill he's in the parlor with lister Jane, and
he keeps biting her !' . .. . .
What, William biting my Jane V . .
Yes'm. I seed him do it ever so many
times ! bite her right on the month, and
the tarnal gal don't holler a bit Bother.' . .
Ah! never mind, Ned, I guess he did nt
hurt ber much.. , ' ,
Hurt her, cracky, why she loves it, she,
does so; cos she kept a letting him, and
did'ntsay nothing, but jist smacked her Bps
as if it was good, she did. I seed it au
through the key hole. I'll fire tatera at hm
the next time, see if I don't
"Good mind to pinch you, Sal," said n
awkward Jersey man, On his first visit to his
"What do you want to pinch toe Ibr, Zeki-
"Golly, 'caiise I love yoa so." ,
"Now, go 'long, Zeke',you great hateful f
I should think you might be big enough to
True to his Principle to the LaLK
the election inRockbridge county,. .Ve
Mr. Hughes, sr Revolutionary soldiers la
the 107th year of his age, and who has beesi
a consistent and faithful democrat of the
Jeffersonian school, appeared' at the polls
and Cast his vote for the Cass and Butler
electors. The old mat not being able tg
ride on horse back, and. being determined
to record his vote for our illustrious candid
ates, was taken to the polls by a friend in a
hack drawn by four handsome dun horses.
Mr. Hughes was probably the oldest nasi
that voted at the last elecon. -
77le Powet of the Boxet. 'What borer
govern the world?' asked a New York pa
per. It answers the question thus the
cartridge box, the ballot box,, the igrv box,
, and the band box.' ' ' -
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