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ar m mon. mm. boitok.
A battle meet be fought.
I a tbe clear a ad open plaia,
Era their long-debated right
Freedom' soldiers can obtain:
Bat th road is dark and cambered where
The feeble hail and doaU,
The rath are pat U rout:
Tbera ara Fioaeers af Progress waated
Let the cowardly despair;
Time shall aid the working hand;
What shall baffle those who daro
Be first to lead (he band?
Not Prejudice, with darkly scowling frewa;
Though her sentinel have long
I .ike acarecrow awed the throur
U'kM tr miwrnvi wait was built
pail it dowa.
Where the crumbling rata fall.
Aai aeatteia blank and wide;
Pile the remnant of the wall
Far aoart aa either aide:
it ih ataura ara ia the wav leap acroo
Cat the bramUaa roaad year feet.
Though the wounding thorns may meet;
Buy the glory of grtt gala with a loea.
Thea "Oaward" be the word.
Far many a lerelled mile;
Let the niarchiag troop advaaee
Over mouataia through defile:
Marshal all. la tbe weakest and the last;
Till aawearied arm begia
Tk. kattU t.'iv ahall wia.
And their struggle be a memory af the peat;
Bat forget aot ia that boar,
Whea the atrife U all gone by.
The earnest hearts, wboae power
I'ImI I J .- m n m Id frv
What the niiftbt of gathered multitude
Tara back, aad let your cheer
SnaaW trladl in their ear
We never ahould havecoaaeered bat for
sr t. louixroN.
Angry word ara lightly apokea
Ia a rash aad thoughtless hoar.
Brightest link of life are brokea
Ly their deep iaaUaoaa power.
Hearts, inspired by warmest feeling.
Ne'er before by eager stirr'd.
Of: are rent past bamaa healing.
By a single angry word.
Poiaoa-dropa of care aad sorrow.
Bitter poisoa drops are they.
Weaving far the coming morrow
Saddest memorioa of to-day.
Angry words oh, let them aevar
i rom the tongas anbridled slip;
May the heart's bet iuipalse ever
Check them ere they soil the lip!
Love is much too pare and holy,
Friendship is loo sacred far.
For a niotiienl'a reckless folly
Thns to desolate aaj roar
Angry words are lightly spokea:
bitterest thoughts are rashly stirr'd.
Brightest links of life are brokea
by a single angry word.
fro as Car rw 'e Jsaraaal,
"In the afternoon, walked to a wreet ad-
i'oinins King's square to attend John Wea
ey pieachment; lie being seated on a
decent acaffjld, addressed about two thou
sand people, consisting of the middle and
lower ranks. The pieacher'a language
was plain and intelligible, without de.oend
ing to rulgarlsnis.
"Sept. 14. 1777. In the afternoon lat
tended once more John Wesley, having
the heavens for his canopy ; be began with
en extempore prayer, followed by a hymn
of his own composing, and adapted to the
subject of his discourse. He wears his own
gray hair, or a wig so very like that my eye
could not distinguish, lie is not a grace
ful speaker, hia voice being weak and harsh:
he ia attended by great numbers of the mid
dling and lower classes ; hi is said to have
humanized the almost savage colliers of
Kings ood, who, before his time, were al
most as fierce and unmanageable as the
wild beasts of die wilderness. He wears
an Oxford master's gown : his attention
seemindy not directed to manner and be
haviour. not rude, but negligent, dress
cleanly, not neat. He i always visiting
the numerous societies of hit own forming
ia England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland
though near eighty years old, he reads with
out siectaclej the smallest print He rises
at four, preaches every day at five, and once
besides ; an uncommon instance of physi
oik jonjr fieldiso.
"August 23, 1 i. Went to Sir John
Fielding s ofhee, How street examination
of prisoners for robberies, assaults, ice
He is a venerable gentleman and blind (as
justice is represented ;) his queries manifest.
od a mild deportment, ready apprehension,
and great penetration.
CHXISTMAi SEVE5TT TEAKS fiICE.
"Dec. 25, 1777. Christmas. Service
at cathedral. No shops opened entirely,
nor business publicly or generally carried
on . though the day is otherwise negli
gently enough observed, nor indeed can
more be expected, considering the low ebb
r i- i
vi reunion uric.
LOKD LI VDHCKSt's FATHEB.
la passing through Leicester aquare,
I called in at Mr. Copley s to see Mr
Clarke and the family, who kindly pressed
my staying to lea ; and in the meantime
amused myself by seeing his performances
in painung. lie was teen at work on
familr niece containing himself. Mr. Clarke,
his wile and four children, of all of whom
I observed a very striking likeness. At
tea was present Mr. West, a PhilaJclpluan,
a moat masterly nana in msionc painung
author of the well-known and applauded
Diece. now in print, called YY est a Death
of Wolfe, and taken from his painting,
He is now at work on a piece called the
"Death of Stephen," lor the king, and (or
'which he is to have one thousand pounds."
Iec. 19, 1780. Called on Mr. R
Clarke, in company with !olonel Browne;
we were invited to Mr. Copley's picture-
room, wherein were two exhibition pieces,
era a V 1 1
vu.. iirooke v aison s wonaeriui deliver.
ance from a rreat shark that had twice
aetzed him, and had bitten off one
Tne oiber piece, Copley's own family, com
prising himself, w:l, and three children,
and his father-in-law, Mr. Clarke. Here
is also a large piece representing the House
of Lords, when Lord Chatham, in the height
of his patriotic zeal, was seized with a fit
which proved fatal ; the piece represents the
moment of his bein? rawed from the floor
on which he had fallen, and was lying in
the arms and lap of the Duke of Cumber
land, his son-in-law; number of lords sixty,
in weir dresses, aiutuoes, ocr., either as
they then stood, or as die painter fancied
they might, faces taken bom life as they
successively sat lor tins purpose. It is to
be engraved for a priut, deliverable uext
August twelvemonth, at throe guineas each.
Mr. Hay appeared in view so very like,
that the first glance announced for whom it
was intended. After amusing ourselves for
some time, took leave and separated at
'Saw thair Majesties returning roai the
drawing room, the king in a sedan chair
surmounted by a crown, dreswvl in xty
light cloth with aim button the queen
tamed bv two porters in chair, dreseed in
lemon-colored flowered silk, on a light
creem-colored ground. They passed . oe
rwru two lines, oltoerved, ttnilcd. and
bowed as theypajsed."
HI FAMILY IT
'The King w as dressed in blue fly, cufls
auiall, open, and turned up with red velvet,
cape of same, button white, breeches and
waistcoat of white cotton, an ordinary whit s
wiewith a tail ribbon, a round black chin
hat, email, as used in riding. He U (a!
aouare over the shoulders, large ugly mouih,
talks a ureal deal, and shows hm teeth too
much : his countenance heavy and lifeless,
with white eyebrows. Queen of tbe mid
dle size and bulk, height five leet and a
half, though Tar removed from beautiful,
she has an open placid aspect, mouth large,
foot splay ; at prayers their voice often
beard, and- they appeared devojL They
take no state upon them, walk freely about
the town with onlv a lord in watinr. At
seven, every evening after tea, the King,
Queen, Prince of Waits, Princess Royal,
Princesses Sophia and Elizabeth, walk for
an hour on terrace half a mile long, amidst
two or three thousand people of all ranks.
The Prince of Wale appears a likely
agreeable person, far more gractiul than
his father, wko is ungainly. Tho Prince
afiecis much the 'Jemmy' dress and air;
age will doubtless soften down the juvenile
taste and affectation. The Queen s dress.
a riding-habit, saint color and facings as
the King's a small bonnet with a blue
Italt. In the description ol the ap
proach to Italy, in who; scenes and asso
ciations the book is altoeether laid, there
are many beauties. As the author may be
supposed to step from the Alps into Ita.y,
ie thus breaks lorlb :
"The trees and vines interlaced, are like
dancing nymphs and graces linked together;
die objects in the fields and upon the roads,
are out lust seen aDOve tue spring veraure ;
or the mountains are topped with impurpled
autumn, as it streaming with new made
wine ; and the red lea and arms of men,
bacchanalian characters are dyed in the juice
of the grape. The hills, gioaes, and build
ings, set in cypresses, are the picturesque
sojourn of monks, who have chosen skua
lions the most agreeable, the most resemb-
ing paradise in this world, a they find it
not in the other. The lakes bear fairy ral-
a 1 11
aces on their bosoms, ana on their snores,
glittering in the sun die wate.-- covered
wich boats, like gliding inuects the frogs
croak like the tinkling bell of sheep the
many church towers, high and disjointed,
summon and dismiss the peasantry from
their labor, who are seen Kneeling before
the burial places on the road side, praying
for the dead, those who are released from
all these absolute calls to toil, yet conjuring
the Jiving to remember and sympathise
with them. The pictured walls show their
bodies surrounded by the flames of purgato
ry ; in the comer, skulls seen through the
gratings of a little house ; cross-bones and
fckeletons drawn on the outside, claim for
llnre departed souls, the alms of the pious,
Then a nunnery appears, where the voice is
all tii at is left of the living, and makes it
sound the more from heaven."
We can admire al) this description of
Venice; like Venice itself iu fantastic tra
cery and brilliant colors.
"Is it Venus in her shell uon die ocean,
or the illusion of fancy, that has given some
rock the appearance of a city a sculptur
ed tecf, furrowing the seas, like coral grow
ing titou the waters, la.lnonl into lairy
fornix artifice palmed upon the ocean,
which she mistakes for her own creation,
and embraces without injury? Or is it some
mirage which presents itself to the eye when
the eiemenu mimic the works of man, and
deceit e tbe senses? Wonderful, that yon
mass of stone and towerins edifices can bur
den the lieht foundation of die ocean;
though the generality of buildings assimilate
themselves to their situation, aiid bear upon
the bosom of the waters, gently as a zephyr
breeze. The doge's palace, St. Mark's, are
of an airy character ; the Giorgio Maggiore,
the Sestile, the Redentore, M.irco Sebeto,
ate more ponderous and majestic ; now all
grey, then red, then white, with the quick
successive alternations of the evening. The
txsnrparent palace of the doge receives the
full reflection of the setting sun, and looks
a rival beaming upon the sea ; the white
Bridge ol bighs hanging without the unpen
etrauie and tloomy prisons; a die tear
trickling forth, formed from the many shed
within. Traversing this ocean labyrinth
through its canals, or on foot through iu
alleys, not the winding mountain torrent
piercing its dark way through the disjointed
rocks, and thickly wooded sides of the ra
vine, nor the river flowing through ever so
fair a valley, surpass, in picturesque variety
and beauty, the serpentine canals be
tween their lines of palaces."
Many, too are the thoughts, by no means
unworthy recording, given forth in the fol
lowing wild and whirling fashion :
"Virgil was born at the head, and buried
at the foot of Italy; and poetry seems to have
flowed from the former, as if from an Alpine
river source ; and from the latter sprung up
as if his ashes had been its seeds. Dante,
Petrarch, Arioeto, lived and died beside the
Adriatic; and Virgil in Pausilipo, and Tas
so on the opposite shore of Sorento, are like
the answers of one ayren to another, said
to have inhabited formerly the still magic
coast of the bay of Naples."
An idea ol the 1 iber, which we have ad
mired in the unpublished latin verse of an
accomplished poet and scholar.
Mania, Tibri, pater, Untum Romans tueris
Ast alias arbea despicis ate,e: fagas.
is embodied in this quaint fancy :
"In its course this Roman river does not
water any other greit towns, or pass by
many nequented ways; as it. contented
with the honor of the imperial city, it avoid
ed and disdained all others: and after Rome,
it wends it way desolate and unknown, to
the eea ; whilst the Arno, which rises on
the other side of the same bill in the A pen
nines, for the short length of its course, goes
through a populous territory, and two asglo
rious towns as any in Italy Florence and
I isa; and the rwle, and all other rreat
rivers, wash innumerable cities.
W e think diis remark jtut :
"The Northern invaders felt die nnwhola-
someneas of the climate, or an aversion to
Rome ; neither Goths nor Lombards estab.
islied themselves in the capital of the world;
theyneer preferred other situatioria, and
tome probably lell more to rum, left to it-
kii ana its original inhabitants, than it
would have done under the settled nuihoriiT
If . so a e e a a
ol the barbarians.
a a a . u
In Mr. Landor'i admirable Penianuron
end Pentalogit, Boccacio tells at that
when he was in Rome nothinz reminded
him of her former state till he saw a cooae
in the grass under the Capitoline hilC It
was the only one of her inhabitants that
had not degenerated. This goose was mak.
ing Lis choice of lierbeige about triumphal
arches and monumental columns, and pick
ing up worms; tlrt surest descendants, tbe
truest representatives, and enjoying the iru
alieniable succession, of. the Ctesars. Our
nrtwnl writer subttituie coals for eeese, am
thinks with Boccacio. Ho has a live!
demiptiou of the goal in the Campo Vac
co, divmg into the innermost recesses,
cliinbinsr the wall?, and peenins from tho
palace chamber af llw Cjesars. This
well said :
"We have but alternate empire with the
cattle, tho herbage, and tho creeping tungs
we shut them out. and they return ngain
ther have first and . last possession of the
And this, with praiseworthy bitterness:
"We are sometimes more apt to breathe
the spirit of vengeance than of adoration
and exult in the destruction ol time ; in
clinra to imagine the Campo acco peo
pled with shades of the ancient liomans
and that the sight of such a changed scene
murht be their punishment, if Providence
was in want of a hell to chastise them
their sins ueniiist the world. In their de
cline and fall, what influenced them wi
more anguish, than a Roman thould de.
acend to the common condition of humani
ty ? and what more galling to die feelings
of this ptood people, than ball standing ru
ins, their purposes reyersed, and occupations
And also this, in which sarceutic reference
ia made to tbe last indignities of poor old
Rome her antiquarian invasions :
"Certainly, if the prophets could have lor-
seen a troop ol antiquarians, they would
have described such a visitation as the
abomination of desolation Denon's all
on donkeys, who went to Ihebes. the
Babylon of Egypt ; and the successive
English and French, who have rooted up and
torn to pieces ; they would not have pic
tured wolves and jackals, harmless animals,
but this rabid set, as the most melancholy
feature of the scene.
Mexican Lir-EKOS. Passine from the
cathedral door to the aouih-eatern portion
of the city, you reach tbe ouukiru, cross
ing in your way the canals from the lake.
I have rarely seen such miserable suburbs;
they are filled with hovels built with sun-
drirtd bricks, often worn with the weather
lo the shape of holes in the mud, while on
dieir earthen floors crawl, cook, live, and
multiply, the wretched population of lepe-
ros. this word, l believe, is not pure
ipaiuaJi, but is derived originelly, it is aid,
from the Caslilian lepia ; and although they
do not suffer from that loathsome maladr.
Uiey are as disgusting.
lilacken a man in the sun ; let his hair
grow long and tangled, or become filled
with vermin ; let lam plod about the streets
in ail kinds ol dirt lor years, and never
know the use of brush, or towel, ?r water
even, except in storms; let hi in put on a
pair of leather breeches at twenty, and wear
them until forty, without change cr ablu
tion ; and over all place a torn ard black,
ened hat, and a tattered blanket beinimed
with abominations; let him have wild eyes
and shining teeth, and features pinched by
famine to tharpness; breasts bared and
browned (if female,) with two or three
miniatures of the same species tottering af
ter her, and another certainly strapped to
her back ; combine all these in your ima
gination, and you have a rerip for a
I nere on the canals, around tho markets
and pulque shops, the Indians and these
miserable outcasts hang all day long, feed
ing on fragments , quarrelling, drinking,
stealing, and lying drunk about the pave
ments, with their children crying with hun-
eer around them. At night thev slink off
to these suburbs, and coil themselves up on
the damp floors of their lairs, x sleep off
the effects of liquor, and to aw&ke to anoth
er day of misery and crime. Is it wonder
ful, in a city with an immense jroportion of
lis Miiiauiiaiiia ui sum a citua ueipiesa in
tlie present and future,) that there are niur
derers and robbers '.Iiranlx Meyer.
"Aa Cv!uso ai a Fox." The fol
lowing illustration ol this adagi: proves be
yond a doubt that reynard, so much cele
brated lor his stigacity in past a jes, has lot
none ol his cunning in modern times. A
gentleman in the barony of Ennishowen
had a pet fox, which he had kept for six
months in a large wooden cage. His food
consisted chiefly of broken meat, tones,
6ic., and this caused him to be much an
noyed at night by dogs, which visited him
with the intention of thrusang their noses
in through the apertures in the cage and car.
rying off his "supplies." One small dog
in particular, though admonished by sundry
growls and snaps from tbe inmate of the
wooden habitation to give over his thievish
propensities, could not resist the temptation
of returning, in the hope, no doubt, of suc
ceeding, as he had done occasionally before,
in carrying off a savoury bone. Reynard at
last, wearied with his pertinacity, resolvtd
on exchanging places with his canine tor.
mentor, in order to let the latt r feel the
tedium of imprisonment, and to teach him
Uiat the situation he seemed to envy was not
so very desirable as he regarded iu Ar
cordincly, one night, recently, reynard slyly
opened the cage, and, when the dog cami!,
allowed him free admission, taking cart,
when he got him fairly inside, to run out
himself and make fast the door of the cag;
after him, leaving the intruder in durance,
where ha was discovered next morning, all
his efforts to extricate himself having proved
ineffectual. The fox, instead of leaving the
premises and taking to the fields, remained
until his young master made his appearance,
when he leaped upon a bundle of hay and
gambolled playfully around him, afterwards
taking possession of his former domicile.
FatscHME and Pasis. A French
man more than other men is dependant
upon things without himself. Nature and
his own mind, with domestic interests and
recreations, are not enough to complete Ins
daily circle. 1-or his beat enjoyment he
must hare a succession of factitious excite
meats. Out of this want Paris has grown
to be the capital of the world for superficial
amusements. Here are the appliances,
multiplied and diversified with the keenest
refinement of sensual ingenuity, for keep
ing the mind busy without labor and fas-
cinBtea witnout scnsiDiuty. me senses
are beset with piquant baits. Whoever has
money in bis purse, and can satisfy through
gold his chief wants, need have Utile thought
ol the day, or tho year, lie finds a life all
prepared for him, and selects as he does his
dinner from the voluminous carte of the
restaurant. To live is to him as easy as to
make music on a hand-organ : with but
slight physical effort from himself, he is
borne along from week to week and from
season to season on an unresisting current of
diversions. Here the sensual can pass years
without satiety, and the slothful without
ennui. . raris is the tlysium ol tbs idler,
and for barren minds a Paradise. An
American's Scenes and Thoughts in Eu.
. . Mjr Mother's atlas.
1 1-ov t to hear tbe music
Of luy brother's careless glee,
Aad many a household voloa
BrinjrrU) melody to e. ' '
I love the geatle pressure .
0( uiauy a feud cams,
Vet Is liter one that more than ail
Hath power to lootba and bleat.
My Infant Hp taraed eagerly
To meet its toft sal ate,
. G irea with a treoibliag earnestness.
That aealed the fiver's mats,
I loved it then unconsciously,
And from that hour to tbla,
There la aaaght on earth so precious
Aa my mother's goalie kiss.
It was thea my richest guerdon,
When, soma childish lesson o'er,
With tbe wildly gashing joyousness
That may visit tne no more,
My young heart overflowing
With the fullness of this bliss, .
I flew to claim the promise
Of her proud and happy kiss.
And when at leugth grown weary
Of happiness and play,
I sought repose and balmy sleep,
At close of summer day.
When roy vesper hymn was over,
And my evening prayer was said,
And tho curtains gathered carefully
By her band around my bed.
The fervent pressure of that kiss,
Aa my eye began to close,
Shed o'er my rest its rosy dreams.
Till the early birds arose.
Andever when a a-anderer .
From my love-encircled home,
'Mid other scenes with other friends.
Delightedly I roam ;
When the twilight shadows gather.
And the dew falls on the flower,
And tho weary birds are turning
Each to his forest bower,
And the fond heart homeward tendelli.
Oh ! 'tis sorrowful to miss
The accents of her sweet "good ulght,"
My mother's parting kiss.
Tka aMai aiol l-ove Me.
ST CHASLKS SWAM.
Thou dost aot love me! Take away
Those arms that twiuo around me,
I thought thee true aa tongue can say:'
I think thee what I've found thee.
Ho, take to other maids thy kiss,
Nor deem of me so lowly.
That I could stoop roy heart to this,
A love so tslite, unholy.
I will not bae thine ana so fond,
Nor hear thy tongue's deceiving:
O! what are words, whea all beyond
Ia full of Jeepeat grieving!
Take, take thy false kUw away,
Tbtse eyes, those looks, that chill me ;
I cannot, will not, dare not stay,
Tby falsehood else will kill me.
Th Usi or tue Peacock's Tail.
Another mode of safety exists in that which
the generally of creatures is known to
avoid, the attention and gaje of the foe :
and the means of escape are afforded by as
suming such a terrific aspect as may con-
lound the laculues ol the puntuer, and strike
uni vain an etiectual though empty terror.
The lieautyof the peacock's plumage was
a theme of admiration in the remotest times :
and die bird was sought after as capable of
adding spleudor to the magnificence of
Sclomon. The chief display of this beauty
anses irom that arrangement of Ion:? and
gorgeous feathers which spring from the
space between the region behind the wings
ami the origin ol the tail ; but the use of
this to the bird itself has been a subject of
doubt. At fiwt sight it seema to be no bet
ter than a luxuriance of nature, and an en
cumbrance, rather than a benefit. The
action by which their splendor is outspread
ias also been deemed an absurd manifesta
tion of pride. But men are unperfect in
terpreters of the actions of animals ; and a
cWi examination of the haltits of this bird
will afford a different explanation. The
tail of the peacock is of a plain aud hum.
ble description ; and eein to be of no oth
er use besides aiding in the erection of the
ong feathers of the loins: while the latter
are supplied at their insertion with an ar-
igement of voluntary muscles, which
contribute to their elevation, and to the oth
er motions of which they are capable. If
surprised by a foe, the peacock presently
eretts its gorgeous feathers; and the enemy
at once beholds suiting up before lum a
cieature which Lis terror cannot fail to mag
nify into the bulk implied by the circumfer
ence of n glittering circle of the mo9t daz.
zling huts, his attention at the same time
being diHtracted by a hundred glaring eves
meeting his gaze in every direction. A hiss
rom the head in the centre, which in shape
and colors resembles that of a serpent, and
rustle from the uembling qui lb, are attended
by an advance of the most conspicuous por
tion of this bulk ; which is in itself an ac
tion of retreat, being caused by a receding
motion of the tody of the bird. That must
be a bold animal which does not pause at
the sight of such an object; and a short in
terval is sufficient to ensure the safety of the
bird ; but if, after all, the enemy should be
bold enough to risk an assault, it is most
kely that its eagerness or rage would be
spent on the glittering appendages, in which
case the creature is divested onlv of that
which a little time will attain suddIv. A
ike explanation may be offered of the use
of the long and curious appendages of the
neaa and necK ol various kinds of hum
ming-birds, which, however feeble, are a
pugnacious race. Among the birds of our
own country, the bittern, Ardea steHaris,)
the pheasant and common cock are, in a
ess degree, examples of the same strateirv
in defence ; and, besides the terror they in-
use, are instruments ol protection in offer.
ng an uncertain mark to a combatant.
Couch s Illustrat ions of Natural History.
A Scix5ck to 'Revive. PyuWoras
invented a means by which everything that
he wrote upon a mirror with bean-juice be
came let ible in the moon. Cal Rhodiein.
. . ... - .
xi. 13. When Charles V. and Francis I,
were waging war with each other to obtain
possession of Milan, everything that hap
pened in the day at Milan coufd. by means
ol such a mirror, easily be read on the moon
aight in Paris. Agnppa De Occul. Phi-
lot. it. o.
31 ore Isdcstrt, less Lovs ! Amid
severe labors the tender veins of the heart
contract, and the open arms of the inner
man are paralyzed. The overburdened
man scarcely has the desire to love, far less
the time. We always love and seek things
at the expense of persons ; and the man
who iroriVr too much must lore too little.
nis mental me was now a sort ol nurs
it i t-r .
ing and lying in a tepid batb, from . which
he could never rise without a cold fit of
shivering, and into which fresh warm water
had conuntially to be poured.
I know that one must die when two em.
brace. The superstition is. that, of two
children who kiss widiout being able to
speak the one must die.
No man could overcome and endure soli.
tude if he did not cherish the hope of a so
cial circle in tbe future, or the imagination
of an invisible one in tbo present.
Exclusive solitude and exclusive social!.
ty are both injurious, and, with the excep
tion of their order of precedence, nothing is
o important as their interchange.
Vmm mi mm grave) Irlaawfwrljr.
HON SCBArS A5D IXETC IIU Of IRISH L1JTE
Scarcely had the ftJi been hjlpcd, when
Pat (the only waiter) hud occasion to leave
the room, and, on his relurn, pioenied him.
self with only ono ski it lo his oat. It has
been mentioned that the originel accident
had been partially remed ed by i?e skirt be
ing pinned on, but now some Sractical jo
ker in the kitchen hid slily taken out the
pins, nnd suffered the niuch-trusfud domestic
to return into the dining room in the un
seemly condition above mentioaed ; and the
absurdity of his appearance wa much in
creased by the red pluh breeches being
patched on the scat with some dark-colored
cloth, something in the Khape of a heart,
sewn. or. rather, coarsely tied, on with
Mr. Casey was the first to notice the cir
cumstance, when he lost no tine in calling
the attention of tho guests to it, by a variety
of telegraphic signs when Pal's back was
turned ; imploring anil thrtaterrnj, ny ai.
sorts of eniDhalio ostures, Ual no one
would apprise him of his caudal deficiency.
Theie are two little traits in Pat's beha
viour to which it may be uececary to ad.
vert, and which would have be;n needless
to mention had not die habts been so
prominently brought forward by tho cir
cumstance of his lost tail. Una was a re-
mark ably epriney and jaunty carriage : he
did every thing with an air ; and on the
grand occasion of a dinner party he indulged
in tins peculiarity to excess, r or instance,
when asked for anything, he would gen.
tly sink down a few indies on one leg, by
bending the knee while he wheeled round,
the other lez beinc extended straight, , like
the wheeling limb of a pair of compasses in
describing a circle. Having brought him
self facing that part of the sideboard con
taining the article requued, he would gen
tly bound forward with an tn atanl step.
such as dancing masters were wont to teach
their pupils at a time when piancing through
quadrilles was the fashion. This flourish,
which would have attracted little notice un
der ordinary circumstances, was abaurd in
the extieme when performed by a man to
tally unconscious of die ridiculous expo-
sure he exhibited at each evolution. '1 he
other peculiarity was a habit of thinking
1 ; his sentiments, though murmured
in a low tone, and without a ay movement
of the lips, being pretty generally audible to
the whole party.
Sandy Casey had no sooner discovered
the state of Pat's rear than I e adopted a
plan the beet possible for showing it off with
effect to the company. Ho called for wa
ter, bread, beer, futh sauce, and kept the
unfortunate serving-man in a perpetual
wheel. Pat !ore this wonderfully well for
time, but became at last rather scandali
sed at his master's manneia, which he just-
y considered to savour more ol looking to
- i .i- -
his interests man attending to nis guests,
as a hospitable Irish host is wont to do and ;
in tills view of die case he was strengthen
ed by die uncontrollable laughter of the
whole party, which he concluded to be ex
cited by such an unusual couise at a man's
They were soon made acquainted with
what was passing in his mind by an occas
ional "asioe," heard during a pause in the
Pat, (aiide.) "Bedad ye're taking care
of yourself any how ! Ketchup ! Sure
ve tuk it twice to you. Soy ! anchovy!
rnegar ! Hervey ! Divle such a nun ev
er I see for sauce ! Faith, ye're making a
holy show of yourself wid your pkkles!
By me sowl ye don't give the rext a chance
ay, well they may laugh. It it beer ? Sure
ye might ak them to take a glass of wine,
thev re mout choking. Uch, murther ! is it
mustard with salmon ? That bangs all!"
This last order went far to nroduce some
act of open rebellion, so monstrous did it
appear in Pat's eyes. He affected at first
not to hear it, and kept his eyes sternly fix
ed on the opposite wall. When, however,
there was no mistaking the reiterated com
mand, he moved with slow and faltering
steps, and a deprecating look, towards his
master, with the mustard pot in his hand,
and holding it at arm's length behind him, he
lowered his mouth to Mr. Casey's ear, and,
addressing hi in confidentially,
It s salmon ye re aimg ! Sure ye wouldn t
ate mustard with salmon ?"
The order, however, was repeated, and
Pat, almost doubting the evidence of his
senses, saw his master help himself despe
lately to the obnoxous condiment, and eat it
wiui great apparent satisfaction. The ex
pression of surprise mingled with disgust
and doubt in the serving man's face was so
extremely ridiculous that it produced a fresh
roar which very much scandalized and not a
little chafed him.
"That you may die roaring Ike Doran's
bull ! what the divle you see to laugh at, it's
hard to say. Bad manners to you, but it's
a queer thing to be screeching at a man at
his own table, any how. Perhaps it's a
way they have in England. Faith I be.
lieve you ho !"
After this fashion tha dinner passed off,
Pat remaining in uncomfortable ignorance,
and his master losing no opportunity of
showing him off. At last, when he was re
moving the cheese, Mr. Casey turned to him
innocently, and asked why be mended his
clothes with a wax-end when there was a
tailor in the town ? Pat, paused in his ca
reer, quickly reconnoitred the part, when
the whole truth flashed upon him. The look
he gave his master; and then the company,
was the moat exquisitely comic that the hu
man face could represent, but the predomi
nant expression was certainly joy at the ex
traordinaiy conduct of all parties being so
Dropping the cheese hastily upon the
siduboaid he rushed to the kitchen, and by
the squealing that ensued might be guessed
the kind of punishment he was inflicting on
die originator of the practical joke.
An instance of animal sagacity and hu
manity, unequalled in our remembrance,
took place before our door lately. An unfor
tunate dog, in order to make sport for some
fools, had a pan tied to his tail, and was
sent off on his travels towards Gait. He
reached tho village utterly exhausted, and
lay down before the steps of Mr. Young's
tavern, eyeing most anxiously the horrid an
noyance bung behind him, but unable to
move a step further, or rid himself of the
torment. Another dog, a Scotch colly,
came up at the same time ; and, seeing the
distress of his crony, laid himself gently
down besido rum, and, gaming his confi.
dence by a few caresses, proceeded to naw
the string by which the noisy appendage was
attached to his friend s tail, and by a quar
ter of an hour's exertion savered the cord,
and started to his legs with die pan haniug
from the string in bis mouth ; and after a
few joyful capers around his friend, departed
on his travels in the highest glee at his sue
cess. Edinburg Weekly Chronicle.
To which of 03 would it be possible to
take the name of a beloved person, and. un.
der this name, to be guilty of sin! ' " ;
Novc.MBia. Poeta have always been
able to draw.bcauiiful imagery from the au
tumnal changes. Jxott s
"Xevember'e ky Is ebiil aad drear,
XoTcmber's leaf fc red aad sera
and Mrs. Butler's charrnirg lines on tho
goreeous autumn coloring of our woods, are
fresh in all memories ; while throughout the
wliole rtalin of Fancy, there is scarcely an
image that has not been, by some bard or
other, pressed into tee service, now ouati
we be able to characterize worthily (vii.
imotu-ailv.t our ciiv autumn ? The few
groves we toast arc now simply groups of
broomsticks, scarcely more graceiul than
iU Imn railines that shut them in. The
green spoU etill left before some of our tall
Where yet soma faded herbage pines,
And yet a watery sunbeam shines.
when it can get a chance now look as if
dust had been industriously silted over them,
making their green one drab. Trie
With which tbo milk-maid ehears ker way.
As from tho field beneath ber pail,
She tripa it dowA the aaevea dale,
is but feebly recalled by the unearthly howl
of her city brother, whose cart clatters over
pavements far more uneven than any Male
we know of. The very dogs, described by
the poets as eyeing the dull clouds wistfully,
and forbearing their usual gambols as the
chill, easterly rain sows beads on their
shaggy coats, are here in high spirits just
now, since the setting ol oinus has reliev
ed them of their natural fears of the 'Hack
death.' It is obvious that we must look to
other and unused sources for the poetry of
And happily, we have not far to seek.
What frost painted forest ever glowed rich
lier than Broadway in November? Where
can Lobelia Cardinalis, and the poet's own
r ringed ucnUan
Colored with tho Heavena' awa bias.
and all the host of crimson and purple and
gold stars and streamers, that dock the
woods at thi3 season find such fitting re
presentatives as in the promenade which an
unconscious imitation of Nature has adorn
ed with the splendid coloring of sunset
clouds? Tbe resemblance is so obvious
that it strikes us afresh every day. Broad
way is not like a parterre, for that implies
fixedness of gay beauty, it is really and
truly like the primeval forest, first front-
uiged till its colors rival those of the
sun-perfected treasures of the mine, then
waved ceaselcssl" by the careering winds,
till every leaf borrows brightness from the
sunlight and the shining rain. We, to
whom the woods are denied, may find, per.
haps, as high a pleasure in this home view.
Mrs. V. M. liirkland.
AnvrcK to old Jokek. Always let
your jokes be well timed. Any time will
do for a good, but no time w ill do for a bad
one. Any place will fit, provided the ioke
(self be fitting, but it never fits if a ioke
be out of its place. So man can order a
oke aa he would his coat, at Stultz a, or
his boots at Hoby's. Jokes aie not only
often out of order, but we have known jo-
kers ordered out ; in short, any man who
attempted to joke out of order, should eith
er be provided with a straisht waintroat. or
be kicked out of society.
In concocting jokes, as in making pud
dings, each person employs similar mate
rials, but the quality of the dish u entirely
enerulent on the skill of the artist. As
gold becomes refined by passing through
die ordeal of fire, so tiuth is the purer for
bein tested by the furnace of tun: for
okes are, to facts what melting pots are to
metal. The utterer of a good ioke ia a use-
ful member to society, but the maker of a
ad one is a more despicable character than
tho veriest coiner by profession.
A joke from a gentleman is an act of
charity ; an uncharitable joke is an ung?n-
llemaniy act. 1 be retort courteoua is the
touchstone of good feeling ; the reply chur-
sti tne prool ol cold-headed stupidity.
The Gksekal. JSot General Taylor.
nor General Scott, nor General Training
lor we win have nought to do with heroes
ol magnitude but General Tom Thumb !
lis honor is die subject of our story. Great
in bis littleness, prodigious in diminutive
proportions, he fills a large place in the
public eye ; and, qmte different from a mote
or beam, he keeps it wide open, in astonish
ment and pleasure. ISiagara, and the Natu
ral bridge, and Mont Blanc and the Pyra
mids, are something, to be sure; and the
Maelstrom and Mount fctna have had their
gazers ; and Gibraltar u important, and St.
?eter a imposing, and Pompeii deep, and
the Mammoth Cave awful, and Staffa sub-
ime; but the General is all these. We
have good reason to believe that the world
has never witnessed his like. The beauti
ful little dog that crept out of a nutshell, in
the old story of what was it? the White
Cat, or Beauty and the Beast? is his very
prototype; and even that dog, though fairy
gifted, could not sing pretty little songs, or
-i . i
win nis cunning ryes in me ngnt place so
featly. Mrs. C. Af. Kirkland.
The HoMAsiziao lan.rx5cx or Cms
LiSESs. A neat, clean, fresh-aired, sweet
cheerful, well-arranged, and well situated
house, exercises a moral as well as a physi
cal influence over its inmates, and makes
the members of a family peaceable and
considerate of the feelings and happiness of
each other ; the connection is obvious be
tween the state of mind thus produced and
namiaoi respect lor others and tor those
higher duties and obligations which no law
can enforce. On the contrary a filthy,
squalid, noxious dwelling, rendered still
more wretched by iu noisome site, and in
which none of the decencies of life can be
observed, contributes to make its unfortunate
inhabitants selfLh, sensual and regardless of
me jeenngs oi each other ; the constant in
dulgence of such passions renders them
reckless and brutal, and the transition is
natural to propensities and habits incompa
tible with a respect for the oronertv of
others or for the laws.
A Good Slaf at Baie Asms. A cer
tain minister, says one of our exchanges.
lately paid a visit to a lady of his acquain.
tance who was newly married, and who
was attired in the modern indecent fashion
After the usual compliments, he familiarly
said, "I hope you have got a good husband,
madam." Yes sir," replied she, "and a
good man, too." "I don't know what ta
say about his goodness," added the minis
ter, rather bluntly, "for my Bible teaches
me that a good man should clothe his wife,
but ho lets" you go half naked."
Chiistophkb Norm. There is report
that this acimitar-wielding critic is about to
visit the United States. We hope this time,
ly notice will be made use of in mending
the holea in alt our coats, taking ud our
dropped stitches, and generally in puting on
our company face. It is consoling to think
that time has somewhat dimmed Christo.
pher's keen eye, since the days when Black
wood was disposed to make rninca-meat of
a. Jrj. C, Kiriland.
A New ExrEtiMEST. A recent wm
oi science gives me louowmg novel eir.
lutui, Kiuvii uk, ljursiHlls fif JO!n
portance ia philosophy ;
"200 pounds weight of earth were dritd
into an oven, end afterwards put into an ear
then vessel. The earth was then mois.
lened with rain water, and a willow tree
weighing a pounds was planted therein
During the space of 5 yean die earth waj
carefully watered with rain water, or pt
water; the willow grew and flourished; and
to prevent the earth being mixed with fresh
earth, or dust blowu on it by the wiww, ;t
was covered with a metal plate pwforated
with a great number of small hoks, sj.;.
ble for lite free admission of air only
After growing in tho air for 5 years, tbe trea
was removed, and found to welih im
pounds and alout 3 ounces; the" leave,
which fell from, the tree every autumn w.
not included in this weight. The earth wax
then moved from the vessel, again dried in
iheoven, and afterwards welched : it ...
discovered io nave mm only about 2 ounces
oi us original weigni; thus 1WJ pounds at
wooay nore oarn, or roots, were cerf;i.
l art l "
inwuixu, uuihwu uui source: the a
has been discovered to be the source of th.
i i. i . r.. , .. "i
solid eiemenu at least. This statenar"
may at first appear incredible, but on al'tf'
reflection its truth is proved, because i
atmosphere contains carbonic acid, and t a
compound of 711 parts, by weight at
oxygen, and 388 parts, by weight of car.
A Youth Comisg Oct. Jear. Pi
says of his boyhood, "1 sat solitary at home
uac a icuine, wun me Deal will ta do
into a head, which act of closlnz Eoihin
hinders so much, both in men and lettuce,
as the proximity and touch of the neighbor
ing plants. It is easier, more asreeable
and more advantageous for a youth to coT.e
orlh out of solitude into company, out of
the green-house into the garden, than tics
versa, out of a market-place into a corner."
Front tbe CaltiraUM.
Ta naako m assises- ha W later.
We often hear tbo complaint that batter made
ia winter ia poor. Ours waa aa fur several sra
sens. It waa very alow ia coming, aad frothy,
white, aad aometimea bitter ; while batter uuu
from tbe same kind of milk ia tho warm seuoa
waa good. I devised many plana far imprsre
meat, each as throwing ia salt, warm milk,
eoaidiag cream, 6ic; bat to no p-irpa. At
length I scalded my milk whea brought fren
the cew,aflerwarde setting it ia either a rolj or
warm place aa moat convenient. I bvb 1 eoio
mauicld aatScieat heat lo my milk to drMrov
the effect whir a froaty feed ia autuina er cry
ieed ia the wiater had npoa It. Since which
time we have made, with fifteen miaiitrs ehara
iag, purer, aweeier, and more yellow bnli-r
than wo ever made in sainmer aaj omiimr
from tbe frozen cream gradually wanned. Aa i
were it not that tho increase of maaaftcture..
tho pursuit of fashion, and other cana com
blned, render helping baaia ia the dairy-rveoi
aow-a-daye very scarce, I aheald bo 'at the
trouble of oralding my milk before setting it
daring tho summer, aa well aa ia winter; fur
surely, batter mode ia this wsy poaea-t a de
licioua richness aad dry area which eaa aot be
fonad ia aay other. Hocsx-turia.
BoiLixe Vkctaslks asd Meats. In loiJkg
vegetables, they should not bo put into the water
aalil it ia fully heated, aad thea there shouU be
no cesaalioa of heat aalil tbe cooking is ally
But whea meate are to be boiled, quite aa oa
posite procedare is to be observed. They re,air
to be put into tho water while it is cod : or. ia
case of fowls, while tho water is a little wsrra:
then, instead of rapid boiliag, the watr thooii
be mereiv simmered. By this procass, the meat
is made tender, while by 'fierce boiling it U hari-
enei and made long b Prmirie Furmrr.
I ber is much due to tho suggestion a to the
manner of cooking, boiling, broiline, roastior
or baking, of both vegetables and m-il. lin
ing heard the auggestioa that potatoes should
be pat into boiling, instead of cold water orer
the fire, while warming tho feet in tho kitchen
at the time of cooking aa early br?lf .t.
saw the water boiliag before" the nn h-vi
brought In the potato?, taken that morning from
the ground. The soil of the garden wm to rk:a
as ta make tho potatoes heavy : well cleaned.
they were boiled aa quirk as powible ; and wlth
ia some twenty minnteo wo were eating iheta
at tho breakfast table, bursting from tho lender
skia, and mealy as tho beet potstoes raiwd apoa
the rich groands apoa oar neighboring nih
land. Farmer' $ Mmtkl9 'UUr.
Limb Wstxb roa Hems Accidivtsl !.
Jav. Daring tbo last season, Mr. Joseph
Wilcox, of this town, having occasion to asi
miaioUr lima water to a nick horse, inadverUat
ly left a pail af tha preparation in his barn,
which remained tbera for some month, serving
aa a favorite drink for hi hens He won after
warda found that tho laying af bio Hens waa
appareatly increased ta a considerable extent.
Becoming convinced of tho importance of tho
(ta him bow) discovery, ho has during tho preo
eateeasoa kepi bis liens constantly supplied
with lime water, placed la troagha within their
eoavoaioat accoas, aad tho result has bee a aa in
crease ia eggs of some four-fold aa compared
with previous experience. He ia willing to
share the benefits of tho experiment with bis
neighbors, if they cbooae to try It; and bODCO
this publication. Tha aewaeas of tho discovery
(though it may not bo new ta all.) Is claimed
anly as applicable to tha mode of Impartiut: tha
lime ia this cae it ia used ia aaather form for
tbe asms purpose haviag beoa previously aader
stood by many. Ways StaJiaW.
Goon FauirM Hera la tha secret of good
farming. oa cannot take from tho load mora
than yea restore to It, soma shape ar other,
i n I,l,in' n,i ny lag your capi
tal. Different soils may require different mode
of treatment and cropping, bat ia every va
riety of soil these ara tho golden rales ta attend
torDrain aalil yoa find that the water that
falls from heaven doea aot stagnate ia tho soil
bat runs through it aad off it freely. Tara
op aad till tha laad aatil your foot siaks lata a
loose powdery loam, that tho sua aad air readi
ly pes throogh. Let a weed occupy the
5, wner "aoful plaat coald poaaibly grow.
Collect every particle of manure that yea cae.
whether liquid ar solid. Let nothing an tho
farm go ta waste. Put la your cropT ia thst
courao which experience has shawa to lead U
access In their growth, aad lo aa enrichment
and not an impoverishment of tha land. Give
every plaat room to spread iu roots In sod and
leaves in tho air.
Boilso Am. FY Dm ia. rare, cor, aaj
quarter, as many fine juicy apples aa will wsigh
two pounds whea done. Strew among them a
quarter of a pound of brown sugar; add a gra
ted nutmeg, and the jnica and yellow peel of a
largo lemoa. Prepare a pasta of sort and
Hoar, la the proportion of a ponnd of chopped
snot to two pounds of flour. Roll it out of mod
erate thickness; lay tha apples ia the centre,
and elooo tbo paste nicely aver them ia the form
of a large dumpling ; tie it ia a cloth, and boil
it threa hoars. Send it to tho tablo hot, and eat
it with cream sauce, or with butter aad soger.
Arna iXaruMo. Sckctlirge. fair, ileasaat
tour and mellow apples; pa -a them, aad take
out tho core with a small kaife, and ill op tho
place with so gar ; prepare some pie crust, roll
t oat quite thick, aad cat it Into piece just
largo enough to cover one apple. Lay aa apple
aa each piece, aad enclooo them entirely ; tie
them np la a thick piece of cloth that baa beoa
well floured, pat thera la a pot of boiling water,
aad boil them one hoar ; if tho boiling should
stop, they will be heavy. Senra them np with
sweet aaaco, ar batter and sagar.
Arru Dcaru-va Set your Ua pail or kettle
oa the stove, put la a cup af water, cut in four
"l" aPP"a. ono pint soar milk, aao Urge taa
pooaful aaleratuo ; mould your crust and spread
Tr uio ioj ; cover it tight ; bake it
B Swarm sheulj aot be kept ia a outh
era expaoara durlnr tho winter. Tha bee ore
apt to no tempted ta leave tha hire, and tha be
came Chilled aad disabled rM r.i.r.ln War
they ara aware. Ia sammer they should aot bo
Umaod to the sua, bat shaded.
Keep tho woods oat af year mrdea, aad pick
ap aad ban all tho Calico frait t kill tha fat ara
laaoet that eeetrero year plaaaa, ate.