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242 The Indian Advocate.
A faithful friend that reproveth of errors is preferable to a deceitful parasite. Who can fully realize the strength of parental affection without experiencing it? And even then", who can describe it? Said an Indian chief to the President: "May the Great Spirit bear up the weight of thy gray hairs, and blunt the arrow that brings them rest." " Some people will do almost anything, rather than own a fault, though everything depends on it. Thus, Seneca's wife, to conceal her blindness, declared that the whole world was in darkness, and none could see. A. pedlar overtook another of his tribe on the road and thus accosted him: "Hello, friend! what do you carry?" "Rum and whisky," was the prompt reply. "Good," said the other; "you may go ahead; I carry tombstones." Society cannot be held together without morals, nor can morals maintain their station in the human Heart without re ligion; and no religion is worth having unless it is founded on truth, which is the corner-stone of the fabric of human nature. Justice is as strictly due between neighbor nations, as be tween neighbor citizens. A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang, as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang. t M , The sweetest cordfal we receive at last, Is conscience of our virtuous past.