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A rilag at ihm ataHaatan-er.
Surnmer'a face u set around
With a rosy wreath,
Rosetmta on her damask cheek,
Rose acenta in bei breath.
Surnmer'a smiles are very fair.
And her deep aCift eyes declare
Honeyed mean: rigs, while her voice
Saith for aye, "Rejoice, rejoice!"
And I bend my kneea before her,
Singing diutea in her honor.
Heaping all my praie upon her:
Till ah! yes I must avow,
When the hour eomes she doth bow
At the sound of Tune' a death-ijiell,
I can aay. Farewell farewell!
With amall weeping in my eyett,
And amall sense of sacrifice.
I can see bef waning slowly,
See her pass and vanuh wholly,
Sighing not while Autumn weaves
Grave-robes of her withered leaves;
Kay, iultinf when, anon.
To possess her vacant throne,
While the heaven grows black, and madly
Toss the bare boughs to and fro,
Winter cometh, shouting hoarsely, o'er the hill
top through the snow!
He ia come he greets us there
He and I will walk together:
I, beside my hearth-hree glare,
He, without, with his wild weather.
Pshaw! let ballad-mongers sinjr.
Harping on a worn-out string,
That old story, old and weary
Uf sad Summer's withering;
Let them sing, w ith sour grimaces
Mock tears rolling down their faces
Of a daisy nipped untimely,
Or some other doleful thing I
Bettor 1 -.
Winter, while I greet thee there;
Thou, without, with thy aild esther,
I, beside my hearth-fire's glare.
Better faith, ye ballad-mongers.
Take it in its sober grace,
That no Ut8ing t'e departetk.
But another lake its place.
Flowers are taken out-door gludness,
Song and bloom, they both depart;
But by stress of Nature's sadness
Heart droKt turner unto heart.
Clouds obscure the tky'a sweet azure.
Feeble sunshine gleameth through;
All the brighter lore upspringett
With it sunshine, warm and fue.
For the aspects changed and withered
Of the garden, glen and stream,
See the laces that are gathered
Round the yule-fire's ruddy glesin!
Kindly faces, cordial faces,
Hearty age and frolic youth
Who would sigh iox shrivelled daisies
'Mid such joy as this, good sooth?
Who would say amid the laughter.
Harping on the old pretence,
God doth take the gladness from us
When he takcth Summer heucT
Who but hark! old Winter shauteth
Till the woodland echo ring
Take this faith, thou ballad-monger, pr'ythcc
snap that worn-out string!
Wilkie was not quick in perceiving a
joke, although he was always anxious to do
so, and to recollect humorous stories, of
which he was exceedingly fond. As in
stances I recollect, once, when we were
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staying at wr. weus.ai uocweai, one
morning at breakfast a very small puppy
was running about under the table. 'Dear
me, said a lady, 'bow tins cieature teases
me!' I took it up and put it into mv
breast-pocket. Mr. Wells said, 'That is a
pretty nosegay.' 'Yes,' said 1, it ia a dog-
rose.' Wilkie's attention, sitting opposite,
was called to his friend's pun; but all in
ain he could not be persuaded to see
anything in it. I recollect trying once to
explain to bun, with the same want of sue
C3S, Hogarth's joke in putting the sign of
the woman without a head, ('Ihe Good
Woman,') under the window from whence
the quarrelsome wife is throwing the dinner
into uie street.
Chantrey and Wilkie were dining alone
with me, when the lormer, in his great
kindness for Wilkie, ventured, as he said,
to take him to task for his constant uae of
the word 'rtlly," (really,) when listening
to any conversation in which he was much
interested. 'Now, for instance,' said Chan
trey, suppose I was giving you an account
of any interesting matter, you would con
stantly say "Helly!"' 'Relly!' exclaimed
Wilkie immediately, with a look of the
most perfect astonishment.
Another dinner scene of a different de
scription, at Wilkie's house, is worthy of
insertion. Mr. Collins' brother Francis
possessed a remarkably retentive memory,
which he was accustomed to use for the
amusement of himself and others in the
following way. He learnt by heart a
whole number of one of Dr. Johnson's
"Ramblers," and used to cause considera
ble diversion to those in the secret, by re
peating it all through to a new company in
a conversational tone, as U it were the
accidental product of his own fancy now
addressing bis flow of moral eloquence to
one astonished auditor and now to another.
Orje day, when the two brothers were dining
at Wilkie a, it was determined to try the
experiment upon their host. After dinner,
accordingly, Mr. Collins paved the way for
the coming speech, by leading the conver
sation imperceptibly to the subject of the
paper in the "Rambler." At the right
moment, Francis Collins began. As the
first grind Johnsonian sentences struck up
on his ear, (uttered, it should be remember
ed, in the meet elaborately careless snd
conversational manner,) Wilkie started at
the high tone that the conversation had sud
denly assumed, and looked vainly for ex
planation to his friend Collins, who, on his
pert, sat with his eyes respectfully fixed on
his brother, all rapt attention to die elo.
quence that was dropping from his lips.
Once or twice, with perfect mimicry of the
conversational character he had assumed,
Francis ouins tntipoi, taumrrmi, ana
paused, as if collecting his thronging ideas.
At one or two of these intervals Wilkie
endeavored to speak, to ask a moment for
consideration but the torrent of his guest's
eloquence was not to be delayed 'it was
too rapid to stay for any man away it
went like Mr. Shandy's oratory before
'My Uncle Toby" until at last it reached
its destined close; and then Wilkie, who,
as host, thought it his duty to break silence
by the first compliment, exclaimed with the
most perfect unconsciousness of the trick
that had been played him, 'Aye, aye, Mr.
Francis; verra clever (though I did not
understand it oZ) verra clever!'
His friends relate of him that be could
draw before he couid write. He recollect
ed this himself, and ppoke to me of an old
woman, who had in her cottage near his
father's manse a clean scoured wooden
stool, on which she used to allow him to
draw with a coarse carpenter's pencil, and
then scrub it out to be ready for another
-When Lord Mulgrave't pictures were
old at Christie's, Wilkie waited in the
' neighborhood, whilst I attended the sale. It
was quite refreshing to see his joy when J
returned with a list of prices. The sketches
produced more than five hundred per cent,
the pictures .three hundred. 1 recollect
one a emalt eriy picture, called "Sun
day Morning?--! asked Wilkie what he
thought of l fetching; as it did, a hundred
and ten'TxKmda. and whether Lord Mul
grava bad sot got it chea p enough? Why,
be gv me tfveen pounds for ill' When I
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expressed my surprise that he should have
given sa small a sum for ho clever a work,
Wilkie, defending him, said: 'Ah, but con
sider, as J wis not known at tha time, it
was a gnat risk!
A Scotch joke by the lute Dr. Chalmers
will not, perhaps, be unacceptable after
this to many of our readen.
Dr, Chalmers w as atked by Wilkie,
whether Principal Baird would preach be-
fore the King. (Now, Principal Baird has
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B IHUI liauil ui LIJIUJJ 111 luo yvxiyi.. uj, 1
tavs Chalmers, 'ifhedoes.it will be George
W,rA tn fne Rei. vrtttine!'
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IiArA nhnrtnot ce bv Uo ins. in a
letter to Mr. Leslie, of G. S. Newton, the
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American painter
Of his ecnius as a painter I can speak
with the highest admiration. Taste, that
undefinable natural cift, pervaded every
thing he did. His conception of a subject
was always judicious: his feeling for char.
actcr and expression so nice, that he never
degenerated into mannerism, or caricature
His chiaroscuro was conducted wun great
breadth, and waa always in unison with
the sentiment he desired to convey; and,
above all. his talent as a colorist was un-
exceptionable; not oniy as rpieu
1 1 t . . 1 .1 . 1.
reneral arrangement 01 color and tone, out 1
fn tie hannv choice aiid delicate contra
in iiie nappy ... . I
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of his female figures the flesh seemed to be
an union of the beauties of Vandyke and
Watteau witness his "Jessica," especially,
The "Portia and Bassanio," I saw a short
tima aeo. with our friend Wilkie. in the!
collection of Mi. Sheepshanks; and we
were much struck with the beauty of its
tone, and its other high qualities. I know
no one more sensible of poor Newton's
iiiei its than v illae, whose great sincerity
and sound judgment, you will agtee with
me, render bis priise truly valuable.
Of another American painter. Washing
ton, Allston, we have the following account
in a letter to L'ara the American
My acquaintance with Mr. Allston be
gan in 1314. I was introduced to him by
my friend Leslie; and Irom that moment,
until he left England for America, 1 saw
more of him than of almost any other friend
I had. Lvery tune 1 was in his company,
my admiration of his character, and my
high estimation of his mind and acquire
ments, as- well as 01 bis great genius as a
painter, incre&ied; and the affectionate
kindness he showed to my mother and my
brother, upon nis irequem visits to our
abode, so completely cemented the bond of
union, that 1 always considered him as one
of our family. Alas! that family, with the
exception of your correspondent, are now
no more seen! It was in tee year 1817
that 1 accompanied i. Us tou and Leslie to
Paris; where we benefitted much by having
Allston for our guide, as boing the only one
of the prty who had visited that city be
fore. l)uring our stay of about six weeks,
Allston made a beautiful copy in the Lou
vre, of the celebrated "Marriage at Cana,'
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DV raui v eronese. as jesue had pro
fessional employment at Paris, he remained
there; and we returned together to London.
JJU11112 inis v is.i 1 naa 01 course the very
best opportunities of becoming acquainted
w ith my friend s real character; which, in
everv new view I took ol it, became more
satisfactory. The sweetness and subdued
cheerfulness of his temper under the various
little inconveniences of our journey, was
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n.Uv h to be admired; and his great rever.
ence for sacred things, and the entire purity
... .w
and innocence of his conversation, (coup-!,
a tt was, will powm f tdlclloct and 101-
agination,) I never saw surpassed
The t(3t picture I saw of Allston'8 was
the "Dead Man restored by touching the
Uoiit-s of Lhoha, exhibited at the British
Gallery, in 1511. He received the two
hundred punds premium for his exertions.
In 1819 he exhibited at the Royal
Academy his exquisite picture of "Jacob's
Dream. After this he never sent a picture
to the Academy; which all regretted, as it
wes the wu.h ot the body to see him
Royal Academician; which, unless he ex.
hibiied and returned to England, was not
poss ble according to our laws. 1
wi.i mention an anecdote ot nim which it
is probable he may have told you. Some
years after Allston had acquired a conside
rable reputation as a painter, a friend
fhewed him a miniature, and begged he
would give his sincere opinion upon its
merits, as the young man who drew it had
some thoughts of becoming a painter by
prolession. Allston alter much pressing,
and declining to give an opinion, candidly
told the gentleman he feared the lad would
never do anything as a painter; and advised
his following some mote congenial pursuit.
His friend then convinced him that the
woik had been done by Allston himaelf,
for this very gentleman, when Allston was
very young!' Memoirs of William Col
lins, R. A.
Ihe lry T Maaitn vcrBca.
It is an ancient tradition that when our
Saviour was on his way to Calvary, bearing
the cross, he passed by the door of a com.
passionate woman, who, beholding the
drops of agony on his bre w, wiped his fice
with a napkin, or, as others say, with her
veil, and the features of Chrun remained
miraculously impressed upon the linen.
1 o this image was given the name of Vera
Icon, the true image, and the cloth itself
was styled the Sudarium, lUil. 11 Sudario;
Fr. Le Saint Suaire.) All the stories rela
tive to the sudarium belong properly to the
legends of Ch'i; I ahall therefore only
observe here, that the name given lo the
image was iasensibiy transferred to the
woman of whom the legend ia related.
The active imagination of the people in-
vented a tory for her, according to which
she was Veronica, or Berenice, the niece
of King Herod, being the daughter of his
sister Salome, who had beon devoted to the
pomps and vanities of the world, but, on
witnessing the suffering and meekness of
the Saviour, was suddenly converted. The
miraculous power of the sacred image im
pressed upon her napkin being universally
recogaised, she was sent for by the Em-
pcror Tiberius to cure him of a mortal
malady. But the wicked Emperor having
already breathed his last, the remained at
Rome in company with St. Petet and St.
Paul, until she suffered martyrdom under
Nero; or, according to another legend, she
came to Euroe in the same vessel with
Lazarus and Mary Magdalene, and suffered
martyrdomjeither in Provence or Aquitaine.
I think it unnecessary to enter further into
these legend-), which have been rejected by
the Church since the 11th century. But
the memory of the compassionate woman,
and the legend of the miraculous Image,
continue to be blended in the imaginations
of the people. In the ancient pictures of
the procession to Calvary, St. Veronica is
seldom omitted. 'Mrs. Jameson's Poetry
of. Sacred and JLegendary Art.
The study of literature nourshea yofith,
entertains old age, adorns prosperity, solaces
adversity, is delightful at home, and unob
trusive abroad. i
ecrfatee TTh4ere Haak.
The tide of one of Mr. Matthew's
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nVnrfU Air nA Wfltr "
nomrdine to Theodore Hook, to a some.
what curious blunder, he despatched one
evening a clever and ingenious Scotch ac-
quaintance with the' newspaper orders to
. . . . .
&t Lyceum; and on the following morning
asked his opinion of the performance. The
gentleman said that it was rather comical
upon the whole, but that there was a little
too much matter of fact about it, and that
r. . r.. k- a: a r.wK
aa iui luu uu uiu uk ijuiwj v ""-u I
was made of it as might have been. Hook
asked f the rest of the audience auehed:
....... ... y, -I
ne earn iiui mucu, uut una uo aiuiuuicu iu 1
there Deing dui iew peopie in me nouse.
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1 1i1r.11 a-v.. w .n, ih Ariiin aaiiivAiea tti
Well, but,' said the editor, 'surely you I
liked the songs did ' you not think Math-
ewa a very droll person?' The gentleman
replied that there were no songs, and that
he did not think Mathews so very droll; he
hadasrood deal of quiet humor certainly,
and an admuaDie delivery; ne naa nevei
seen a. more gentlemanly man in his life, I
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bating that, perhaps, he was a little too fat.
Hook was completely puzzled a dull en-
id a
tertainrnent, no songs, a thin house, and a
fat performer! it was past comprehension,
till a reference to the play-Dill showed
T ;,r , . , ... I. .-- r - --- . -
mmnrtinlv ti Mr. Rnrtlev'a Lectura onl. m atunmir in ihn Water of the low I
wv f w w - - -
Structure of the Universe, which was
deliverd on the alternate nights; and which,
he was Quite convinced was no other than I
the celebrated representation of the great 1
A Mi. R 1 , . -wine-merchant, wna I
very intimate with Fauntleroy. and with a
few friends was in the habit of dining with
him frequently. On these occasions, when
the party was not too large, the host would
produce some very choice old Lunelle wine,
of which R was exceedingly fond,
but Fauntleroy could never be prevailed
upon to say where he got it or how it could
be obtained. When the latter was un
der sentence of death, his old associates
visited him repeatedly, and at their last
inteiview, the night before his execution,
R . after having bid him farewell
with the rest, on a sudden paused in the
prison passage, returned to me ecu, and
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said in a low voice to the criminal, iou 11
pardon my pressing the subject, but now,
at all events, my dear friend, you can have
no objection to tell me where I can get
some of that Lunelle.' Lift and Remains
of Hook.
Twaj HcMplarvl alpa.
Mr. W aid was much pleased with the
verses, saying that they would do honor to
any Writer. Rebecca thought the lines
concerning the long grace at meat happy,
and 6aid the was minded of the Wife of the
good Mr. Ames, who prided herself on her
skill in Housewifery and Cookery; and on
one occasion, seeing a nice pair of roasted
Fowls growing cold under her husband's
long grace, was fain to jog his Elbow, tell
ing him that if be did not stop soon, she
feared they would have small occasion for
thankfulness for their spoiled dinner. Mr.
Ward said he was once traveling in com
nanie with Mr. Phillips, of Rowley, and
"r' arker Newbury, and stopping all
mSnt at a Pr house neare the ea shore,
tne woman tnereoi orougnt into the room
for their supper a ereat wooden Tray, full
something nicely covered up by a clean
linen cloth. It proved to be a dish of boiled
ln I ll i . r-ki.t.
iams, in tneir sneus; and as Air. rhilips
.1. - ...
I waa remarkable in bis thanks lor aptly cu
j tjig passages of Scripture with regard to
I Wlltttaa" r ad .fa 4iv MLiw Lv.wtc
him, Air. l arker and himseli did greallie
wonder what he could say of this Dish; but
he, nothing put to it, offered thanks that
now, as formerly, the Lord's people were
enabled to partake of the abundance of the
seas, and treasures hid in the sands.
'Whereat,' said Mr. Ward, 'we did find it
soe hard to keep grave countenances, that
our good hostess was not a little disturbed,
thinking we were mocking her poor Fare;
and we were fain to tell her the cause of
our Mirth, which was indeed ill-timed.
Mr. Saltonstall told another story of old
Mr. Ward, which made us all merrie.
There was a noted Anunomian of Boston,
who uned to goe much about the country
dUputirg with all who would listen to him.
who, coming to Ipswich one night with
ar other of his sort with him, would fain
have tarried with Mr. Ward, but he told
them that he had scarce Hay and Grain
enough in his Barn for the use of his own
Ctiltel, and that they would do well to take
their horses to the Ordinary, where they
co aid be better cared for. But the Fellow
not wishing to be soe put off, bade him
co aside r what the Scripture said touching
the keeping of strangers, as some had there
by entertained Angels unawares. 'True,
my friecd, said Mr. Ward, 'but we don't
resd that the Angels came a horseback!
Lei res from "Margaret Smith's Journal,"
by John u. Whittier.
The St?ea airrpcrm.
The story of the Seven Sleepers is the
most romantic ot the legends of the church.
It is as follows: When the Emperor
Decius persecuted the Christians, seven
noble youths of Ephesus concealed them-
selves in a spacious cavern, on the aide of
an adjacent mountain, where they were
doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave
orders that the entrance should be firmlv
secured by a pile of stones. They imme
diately fell into a deep slumber, which was
mutt miraculously rrolonned. without in.
jurbg the powers of life, during a period of
one hundred and eighty-seven vears. At
the end of that time, the slaves of Adolus,
to whom the inheritance of the mountain
had descended, removed the stones to sup.
ply materials for some rustic edifice. The
light of the sun darted into the cavern and
the Seven Sleepers were permitted to awake.
Soon after rifine from their aleep, which
they thought Lad lasted only a few hours.
they were pressed by the calls of hunger,
and resolved that Jamblichus, one of their
number, should secretly return to the city.
to purchase bread for the use of himself and
his companions. The youth, if we may
still employ that appellation, could no
longer recognise the once familiar aspect
of his native country; and his surprise was
increased by the appearance of a large cross
triumphantly erected over the principal
gate of Ephesus. His singular dress and
obsolete language confounded the baker, to
whom he ottered an ancient medal of
Decius, as the current coin of the empire :
and Jamblichus on the suspicion of a secret
treasure, was drained before the ludire
Their mutual inquiries produced the ama
tins discovery, that two centuries wr
almost elapsed since Jamblichus and his
friends had escaped from tie rage of a pa
gan tyrant. The Bishop of Ephesus, the
clergy, the magistrate, the people and. it is
said, the Emperor Theodosius himself.
hastened to visit the cavern of the Seven
Sleepert, who related their atory. bestowed
their benediction, and at the same instant
DeaceablrexDired! Mr. Jametnn' P
try of Sacrtd and Legendary ArU i
ssaiaMr HeOectaiaa.
. .tr-
Anst ve 10th. "1 nod the summer
ni;t that of mine own
fVmnfrU The heate is greate, the
shining vene strong ana ongni,
more than a Month it hath been exceeding
dry, without anie considerable fall of Rain,
v , ,
that the Springs fail in manie places, .
and the Watercourses are dried up, which
doth bring to mind verie forcibly the Ian-
guage of Job, concerning the Brooks which
the Drouth consumeth: "What time they
t .1... .n;Br.. vkm it ia hot
was. nruio mc .., -- I
they are consumed out of their place. The
P.th. of the r Wav are turned asiae; mey 1
. l k
sot 10 noinirig nnu pcnou. . " v 0
and grass have lost mucn i iuo u..Su
. . -,. . - .l .r .1.. k.;.hfiiiM 1
which they did wear m the earhe eummer; 1
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moreover, there be fewer Flowers to f
seen. -The Fields and Roads are dustie,
and all things do seem to laint and wax
0ld under the intolerable Sun. Great Lo-
leusts sine sharp in the hedges and bushes, J
and Urssshoppers me up in ciouus, oa
were, when one walks over the dry Srass
n- . . : I
which they feed upon, and at iwghtlall flius-
ketoes are no amall torment.
ketoes are no amau lonuem.
I doe look forth at noonday, at which time
the air is all a glow, with a certain glimmer
and dazzle like that from an hot Furnace,
. .
aarr la. VI DiailuiliB, aw - - - I
ground, forcoolnesi, and the panting Sheep
lying together under the shade of Trees, 1
must needs call to mind the Summer season
0f Old England, the cool sea aue, the sou
droppW Showers, the Fields so thick with
GraswA. and skirted with hedge-rows like
preen walla, the Trees and Shrubs all clean
and moist, and the Vines and
haneinc over walls and
gateways, verie
plenteous and beauuful to behold. Ah me!
often in these days do I think of Hilton
a - .
G ranee, with its great Oaks, and cool
breezy Hills and Meadows greene the
Summer long. 1 shut mine eyes, and lo!
it is all before me like a picture; I see mine
uncle's grey hairs beneath the Trees, and
my good Aunt standeth in the doorway, and
Cousin Oliver comes up in Ins held dress,
from the Croft or the Mill; 1 can hear his
merrie lauh, and the sound of his Horse's
hoofs ringing along the gravel way. Our
sweet Chaucer telleth of a Mirrour in the
which he that looked did see all his past
Life; Jiat magical Mirrour is no fable, for
in thememorie of love old things do return
and slowe themselves as features doe in the
Glass, with a perfect and most beguiling
likenuss. " Leaves from "Margaret
Smi tl's Journal, by John. G. Whittier
The litraua
"The German house was a ho!y thing;
the bend of marriage a sacred and symbolic
engagement; holy above man was woman
herself. Even in the depths of their forests
the tern had assigned to him a station
whici nothing but that deep feeling could
have rendered possible; this was the sacred
sex, Relieved to be in nearer communion
with divinity than men. In the supersti
tious tradition of their mythology, it was
the roans and beautiful Shieldmays, the
maidsn Nxlcyrian, who relected the cham
Dioru that had deserved to become the
guesk of Woden. The matrons presided
over the rites of religion, conducted divin
aiions, and encouraged the warriors ou the
field of battle; Veledus and Aurinias,
prop'ietesses in the bloom of youth and
beauty, led the raw levies of the north to
triumph over the veteran legions of Rome.
Neither rank nor wealth could atone for
violated chastity; nor were, in general, any
injwrte more severely punished than those
which the main strength of man enabled
himtoinnict on woman, lhat woman,
nevertheless, in tho family, helJ subordin-
jitA aifnatinn tn mnn liu in ifta nat.tM ifl
the Tamil y itself, and in the disposition and j
qualities which have been implanted in
worran, to enable her to fulfil her appoint-
ed ttiUes in the scheme of rrovidence
qual ties not different in degree, but kind,
from those of her helpmate, they may be
the complement of his, and, united with
his, make up the full and perfect circle of I
hurmnity. As an individual, woman, was
considered a being of a higher nature; as a
member ol the state, she was necessarily
represented by him upon whom nature hod
impoftn the joyful burden of her support
and the happy duty of her protection a
principle too little considered by those
who, with a scarcely pardonable offence, j
sciolUm, have clamored for what they call
the rights of woman.
"Woman among the Teutons was near
akin ti divinity, but not one among them
ever nved that ftmme Hire could be no
man. The Saxons in England, by John
Mitchell titmble.
iNine-tenths of the miseries and vices of
manhood proceed from idleness; with men
of qufck minds, to whom it is especially
pernicious, this habit is commonly the fruit
of many disappointments end schemes oft
baffled; and men fail in their schemes rot
so mueh for the want of strength, as from
JlflTlimrit' ,.Thek.weake81 ,ivinS
single tobiect, can accomplish something:
-Wft wiivwmiBwaiv iiieuwnciD VII CI
the strongest, by dispersing his over many,
may fijl to accomplish anything. The drop
by ccintinued falling bores its passage
through the hardest rock the hasty torrent
rushes over it with hideous uproar, and
leaves no trace behind. Thomas Carhilt.
. ....
. .,.
a !' KmI.
Bxifaircomparison of riw, what is
tEe swwSness of race horse clearing his
mile a 'ininute to the speed of a fly cutting
through a third of the same diatanre in
tnesatVie time? And what the speed of
our stt ammg giants, the rrand miffer nf
tne agtj, compared with the swiftness of our
tiny buzzers, of whom a monster train,
scenting their game afar, may even follow
f " . . . . " . 1
partridiea and pheasants on the wings of
d "mi in iiieir insi ingni as inenaiy oiler.
mgsr ,&psoaes oj insect LiJe.
T AlfH4 Tea a 7 mm, after ffieeiiag kiaa far
taa rirat Tina.
Long have I known thee as thou art in son?.
And lonj enjoyed the perfume that exhales
From thy pure soul, and odor sweet entails
And permanence, en thoughts that float along
The stream of life, to join the passive throng
Of shade and echoes that aie memory's being;
Hearing we hear not, and we nee not seeing.
If passion, fancy, faith, move not among
The never-present momenta of reflection.
Long have 1 viewed thee in the crystal sphere
Of verse, that like the beryl makes appear i
Visions of hope, begot of recollection
Knowing thee now. a real earth-treadinr man.
Not less I love thee, and not more I can.
Correction may reform negligent bovs.
but not amend those who are insensibly
dull. All the whetting in the world ran
never set a razor's edge on that which hath
no ateel in it. Fuller.
If a man does not make new acquain.
tancea aa he advances through life, be will
soon find himself left alone. A man
should keep his friendships in constant re
pair. Johnson.
Klewseat I"
Haas Owracter. I
Caw racier.
r...;rtnl fame fade away ana aie wiia u
r ' 7hiy Nothing of character is
things earthly. . .
reauy P"" v VVhatever of ex-
I, w'rou.ht into the soul itself, be-
tQ worJds Real goodness does
6 . it3elf merey k, & life, it points
l0 8n0lher world. Political or professional
fame canJ,ot last forever, but a conscience
.. f oflence God am man. is an
. . . r.. 0,1; there-
inheritance IUi ciciuii. "-a 1
, . a nece88ary, an indiftpensable I
. mmnt ... human character. 1
tiiuKiu -o- . i- 1 .l
There is no livine wiuiwu .
i" r
h(j thal connecu man wun on ica..
. Holds him to hi3 throne. If that Ue be
Lu undered. all broken.be floats away, a
1 atom in the universe, its proper
a,,r - r,.ona ll mne. its destiny thwarted,
wnoje fuluro notliing but darknes?,
. , . j dealn A man with no
of r6i;gjOU9 cluty is be wnom me
Scriptures describe in such terse, but
. . . 1 ..
lerfjgc manner as "living without Ood in
9 world. ouch a man is oui 01 nis
out 0r cjrcie 0f all his
out of lne c;rcie 0f all bis happi-
nefi and away fa awayi from 0 purpo-
. . . .f L'
seiw uuuwuuu.
r. 1 k. rL:.r !...: ... ik. i;r.
1 n lir. 1 IIIRI J liSLII.n. w aa Ulli A V I
death of JtlIMUH Masoh.
for Qne j WQuId pour out mT heart iike
water. 1 would emDaim nis memory id hit
best affections. Ilia friendship, so long
continued, I esteem one of the greatest
blessings of my life; and I hope that it may
be known hereafter, that without inter
mission or coolness for so long a period,
Mr. Mason and myself were friends,
He died in old age; not by a violent
a aai .i
strode Irom the hand 01 oeatn, not oy a
sudden rupture of the ties of nature, but by
a gradual wearing out ot Hie. lie enjoyed
. a a a ww 1
through life, indeed, remarkable health.
lie took competent exercise, loved the open
air, and avoiding an extreme tneones or
practices, controlled his conduct and prac -
lice of life by the rules of prudence and
moderation. His death waj, therefore, not
unlike that described by the Angel admon
Lining Adam:
'I yield it jubt, said Adam, and submit,
But there ia yet no other way, besides
These painful passages, how we may come
Todeath, and mix with our connatural austi
"There is," said Michael, "if thou well observe
The rule of 'not too much' by temperance
In what thou eat'st and drink'st; seeking from
Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight;
Till many years over thy head return.
So mav'st thou hve; till. Lie npe fruit, thou
Into thy mother's lap; or be with ease
Gathered, not harshly plucked; for death mature.
This is old age.
Danitl Webster's remarks on the death
of the late Jeremiah Mason.
A kwatraa r lcasis.
Speaking of natural exhibitions, a fall
of locusts is. beyond all comparison, the
most awful 1 have ever seen; and I may be
excused for digressing from the immediate
thread of my narrative to give my readers
some account of that dreadful scourge, which
is considered in eastern and southern coun
tries the most unfailing manifestation of
the wrath of God. Traveling along the
western coast of Afiica, 1 once beheld this
terrible infliction. These creatures fell in
thousands and tens cf thousands around us
and upon us, along the sands on which we
were riding, and on the aea that was heat
ing at our feet; yet we were removed from
their most oppressive influence; for a few
hundred yards to our right, darkening the
air, the great innumerable host came on
slowly and steadily, advancing in a direct
line, and in a mighty moving column. The
fall of locusts fiom this central- column
was so great, that when a cow, directly
under the line of night, attempting ineffec
tually to graze in the field, approached het
mouth to the grass, there rose immediately
so dense a swarm, that her head was for
the moment almost concealed from sight;
and as she moved along, bewildered by this
worse than Egyptian plague, clouds of lo
custs rose up unaer ner ieei, visioie even at
a distance as clouds ot dust when set in
motion by the wind on a stormy day. At
the extremity of the field I saw the hus
bandmen bending over their staffs, and
gazing with hopeless eyes upon that host
death, which swept like a destroying angel
over the land, and consigned to ruin all die
prospects of the year, for wherever that col
ran winged its flight, benesth its withering
influence the golden glories ot the harvest
perished, and the leafy honors of the forest
disappeared. There stood those ruined men,
silent and motionless, overwhelmed with
the magnitude of their calamity, yet con.
scious of their utter inability to control it;
while, farther on, where some woodland
lay in the immediate line of the advancing
a a. a. a a
column, heath, set on hre, and trees kind
ling into a blaze, testified the general hor-
ror of a visitation which the ill-fated inhab-
itants endeavored to avert by so frightful a
remedy. Ihey believed that the smoke
arising from the burning forest, and ascend
ing into the air, would impede the direct
march of the column, throw it into confu
sion, drive the locusts out to sea, and thus
deliver the country from their desolating
presence. uora Carnarvon s 'fortugal
ana uaacia.
"Smooth and cheerful of aspect are the
familiarities of daily life, but who can mis
take their roving glances for the steadfast,
tearlul, unfathomable
.omable eyes of friendshin.
There was an everlasting truth in the word.
of that woman, who. when asked why her
. , . ' . , , ' u"
love and interest clung so closely, so ob-
aimaiAl, .,n.-.c;n-it a Jl
stinately, so unceasingly around one whom
the world neglected, and who perchance
deserved its neglect, said, for all answer,
have wept with him." And who ques.
tions the eternity of a tie thus cemented?
We are joined together as by nails, which
pierce while they unite, but which cannot
bo extracted without shivering the wood
they have penetrated.
IMl liW.
In doing good, more good is alwaya dis
covered requiring to be done, and this is the
reward of doing iu "Alps opon Alps
arise;" and a life thus devoted becomes
sublime, as it approaches His who went
about doing good. What the expression,
God said let there be light and there was
light," is in reference to the sublime of cre
ation, the phrase "He went about doing
good" is in regard to the moral regeneration
of mankind New British Rtviexo.
With many persons the early age of life
is passed in sowing ia their minds the vices
tht t are most suitable to their inclinations;
the middle age goes on in nourishing and
nurturing these vices; and the last age con.
eludes in gathering, in pain and anguith,
the bitter fruits of these most accursed seeds.
9a ciaatlaaa,
" - , , , ' ,
two extremes of society, civilised
one wu-- . - . , ,
dies, the French planter gourmana lauo
Lometime. lhe English, as his copyist.)
seated at hi. luxurious table, oiling, the
binges of hia worn-out appetite w.u mo
lumps of insect latness anown as me gruos
of the Palm Weevil; and men torn to trie
poor degraded nouenwi,
arid ground, swallowing, Dytanaiuis, nmte
Ants roasted, washed down cy ixttusisoup,
or iust a3 often, too bunfrry or too indolent
j - - , , .
to dress them, .devouring the uncooiea lu.
sects, ouwaiwr ou, ..uuo v.
these Acridophagiot Locust-eaters, as mon
sters of singularity in their mode 01 diet.
Was not the Locust alter its Kina ex
pressly allowed for food by the Mosaic
Law: and from the time of its institution
to the present, does not the law of
Nature, ever kind and provident, permit
this insect scourge of humanity to be con
verted into a medium of supporting human
life? Since in all countries a prey to their
ravages, Syria, Arama, Persia, .miopia,
r-gypi aa uoioiu;, ...
article of provision, in more or less exten-
sive use. And from what but prejudice
arises our disgust at Inject-feedinj? Our
Egypt and Harbary, locusts are
still an
-In. J.mi. of oedantic memory, was said
I"? - ,
to have pronounced him 'a vera valiant
I ln f AvntnieA an eatin? ovsters.
Uiau w uw w - w - a w
and truly wt opine that he must have been
uite M mucri a her0 m his way, as the
dweller in Surinam or the Mauritius, who
first engulfed a fat Palm Weevil grub.
Why should the Frenchman, wiping hit
mouth after Snail soup, laugh at the China.
man smacking his lips after a dish 0! bilk
worm chrysalides; Shrimp-eaters as we are,
why should we stare at the locuat-leedmg
Ethiop or Arab, and why should he who
has supped off roasted crabs despise a New
Caledonian for seasoning his breakfast with j
relish of roasted Spiders? Instead 01
thanking our stars for our own discrimina-
I tine taste, let us, then, rather thank rrovi-
laence lor in oumieiouaopicu.o luuuuuu
1 to our race. Herein let us recognise a ois-
j languished provision by which our brother I courage than even the huaan -rial
man. when locaiea in Darren lanus, or
oveitaken by accidental scarcity, is enabled
to draw supplies from almost every depart
ment of natuie. Ve only marvel that
Gastronomy (than whom even necessity
herself can scarcely boast a more numer
ous progeny of inventions and resources)
should not, in the demand of her votaries
for new modes, have been led to seek more
frequently for new materiel out of the In
sect lungdom. this, however, may oe
reserved for some future time. Cockchafers
and chafer grubs may yet become articles
for the London spring-market, and Pates de
Saute relies may yet have a place in second
courses. The idea is not Utopian, neither
is it new; for Dr. Darwin long ago recom
mended the former as a delicate addition to
the list of entremets, and the Rev. Mr.
Shepherd, who himself dared to venture on
the thing unknown, pronounced the large
Green Grasshopper to be excellent. And
why not? r ull of sweet vegetable juices,
fresh imbibed, and in some cases, as in
Aphides, scarcely altered, wherefore should I it a pure blessing, or a caie of pa.: t
Insects in the shape oi atet oe viewea itn i sin to tone concerned, it it be a
abhorrence and digut, and that forsooth.
by coarse shamble-fed animals living upon
stall-fed oxen and sty-fed swine. Episodes
of Insect Life.
Taw FbraSrtaa.
This life of ours is sorrowful enough at
in best estate; the brightest phase of it i
Maickliad oVr with iba ol
future or the past. But it is the special vo
cation of the Doctor to look only upon the
shadow to turn away from the house of
feasting, and go down to that of mourn
ing to breathe day after day the aanos-
phere of wretchedness to grow familiar
with suffering to look upon humanity dis
robed of its pride and glory, robbed of all
its fictitious ornaments weak, helpless,
naked and undergoing the Ust fearful
metempsychosis from its erect and god-like
imsge, the living temple of an enshrined
divinity, to the loathsome clocland inani
mate dust. Of what sthastlv secrets of
- moral and physical disease is he thedeposi
i tory. llTuffier.
Heartily Yaaag CelearlUea,
. a
it is rather curious al nrst, to one un
familiar with the artistic world, to see how
of K"le ulh 19 to mel wilh agst the
jw""5 ru r miuuie-
me5 our rls,n5 authors are bald; our
- UUUU8UHUW pauuers oro passing into tne
and y'"w 'young
"64auuci buuS biaJ n pursy.
uo "UU1 11,0 " sno 0110 811 13 10D5'
and although a privileged man does some
times, in the ardor of youth, reach the
summit of reputation by a bound, either
from the prodigal richness of his genius, or
i .a a-..i
irom having nu ihe lavor ol the moment.
yet, aa a general rule, celebrity is slowly
gained, and not without many years of
toilsome effort Leva.
A Vaale.
ti .- ..
unce upon a ume, a man, somewhat in
1 I I 1-1 a a a a.
drink: aetike, raised a dreadful outcry at
the corner of the marketplace, "That the
world was turned topsy-turvy; that the
men and cattle were all walking with their
feet uppermost; that the houses and earth
at large (if they did not mind it) would fall
into the iky; in short, that unless prompt
means were taken, things in general were
on the high road to the devil. As the
Qlr only laughed at him, he cried the
r and more vehemently; nay, at last
l e .- i
ucgiu oujuriug, loaimng, imprecating; wnen
a good-natured auditor, going up, took the
Z TL" , TJT .rT'V
Z . "L "T! .-na 7
I HLH IK BUM 1171. IH"l Him nnwrUAri Alt laaawr
tT JT u nis.'l-
The which upon perceiving, his mind wa
.f,-,j . ..u j i . i
SStTt ot deuce take it
cried he, rubbing his eyes, "So it was not
tho world that was hansrinr bw its feet.
tht n, but I that was standing on my head!
U U at
Censor, Cast ig at or Morum, Radical Re
former, by whatever name thou art called,
have a care; especially if thou art getting
ioco: uartyie,
Intolerance should never hold in fettered
durance the divine privilege of thought;
faith, the primeval cord that binda man in
holy unison with his Creator, should soar to
iu fountain of light, un trammeled by the
dismal influence of an unlettered bigotry.
The spell of an earthen image ceases to
manacle the will, or render it subservient
to the dictum of an emperor or the fiat of a
poj. Civilisation, in her theme of letter
ed intelligence, contemns the frequent and
debasing appeals once made aloud to passion,
but reposes for security upon the more
gende dictates of a wise humanity. Jne.
uh Chronicle.
Be not ashamed to confess that yoa have
been in the wrong. It is but owning what
you need not be ashamed of, that you have
more sense thin yoa had before to sea your
error; more humility to acknowledge it;
and more grace to correct it Seed, ,
1 see it now, tfcroo b
Aa DlainlT . 11 Taa.
an yuiPf
When the '
lm sweepm, back 'Vtj,
Asiresa as yesterday. Tt2ci
I aee agam the welUno.
iiieaa me path anew
Comainngfrr ul
ou cannot say I'm we,k
Or thatmvWk7eM,,i.
I'm hale and youn I SA i
Thou reverend, old, snj k . .
1 hail thee one.
The stately wave th, branch
li solemn now ssth.
Whtn underneath th, c
I mused the h.ir a...
Nor thought too bright ttt ieaoa 1 - .
in sunny yeaUnlaj.
Thou creeping ,ine, that , .
ArounU the coUse dooi n
And weave thysiender. nt,
llf lllimU l.t, . '
I've claid m, Utile haoZfo.
And thought
As the vine tn.t cluaterej .
In cjulchoou's Tester-! W
Ye tinted flowers of varw
Tli,l(nii... ... . C
e modest planu that hJe frS ,
Amidst the Mooimng Uircn
I m bounding down your .
imiuj long luKol Hum"
I'm shouUns loud the n ol k
You taught me vestMiin..
as! alas! that boyish o
For me, is hushed u.l ,..'i.
The Mood that (iaaced , lw m'4im1 . ,
Myi.ignt STow-Miim-myiim',!.,; jl
The vision faJes a "
Though bnght it eeern, 'Ua W the
Of bygone yesterday'
Tk tha Han,.
When we continue! a.,, .-j . .
nVA ik.A . L Lit . " .
- .- i , in - . .:
uwu uuk emus uiai caa been ftrc'
the downs came inquisitively (wwi.-!
omij aj.paicmiy inspiring tTiem
Unfortunately fat tK .
rr .
j ...w UIIU Iflj
uou vciuiuc ao unpaiaoie that i :
of diet was vrv HMlrcU. j .--
...j OMl ufj
lucitiwic, uici uicui uaii-wav ocf...
the quadiuped inspiring more cotiv '
. . .
uiu uuu. it was cunous in
arst meeting ol the lare indW,..,
. ...
and large exotic quadruped su
ob'iects to each other on i .?
-Vertake the south
Une ot the emus was eaW v't ..
hoTse's side, and, that evenii. j j.
Saturday night of a veiy labor.oai-.
we were not slow in seet.ru i
rAt hi Ka a,i a! . . J ' 1
U L1JC BlUC Ul al IMallfl n 7a r-- .
Ttere my men had a fcas:. CW w
I I ' Jt
T. Mitcheirs Erpedtfion to the Ivrv.
1 Typical Australia
A t'aallaa la 1 au Umbm,
When the child is bora k
is it in the education of the w,o toa
ho-J! According to the unt xict a
child, there is danger lest it be too tt
ing to the young mother. 1 believe lis,
pens oftener than anybody kocws .
urct conjugal discontent knio jc u x
of ;he fiist child. The yourr anew s
too much to ber husband i icine ir :
new treasure being equal u In jie.
thing which ihe consutuiioa of iui'i :
lure, and the arranitemena of fcj in:-!
render impossible. He will love L x
dearly, and sacrifice much Lr it I b
mains, as he ought, his wife's i-x 3b
but if she neglects his com fort a 'zL.
in fondling her infant, she ia iom .
to both. If her husband no knrr
on his return from his business, a cities,
quiet fireside, and a wife eager to ei
him, but a litter of baby-thinp, tii i i
too busy up s taiis to came doa, or 4
much engaged with her infant to a!k
him and make him comfortable,
mischief done which can never be rep.
Household Education, by lhr.d X:
? at t harca.
After dinner, 1 by wsasr alow
VVulminalar ift fha narish ClUC. a-
there did entertain myseif :h mj pT
live glass op and down the ch; job, 3ji
I had the great pleasure of steitiJf
ing at a great many very fine mox i
what with lhat, and sleeping, I ?
away the time fill sermon
mi to mv Lost, and up wiJit
Barne Eluaes, reading of Mr.
new look against Solitude, ia w!!.cx i
not find much excess of good uiautf.'-0-i
it be pretty for a bye discourse. 1 -
the length of the Elnnes, ni H
pleasure's some gallant Wiei and p j
come with their boules, snJ basie', H
chairs, and form, to sup under the u
the waterside, which was aiir&ty p.
so home. Pepys Diary. j
Ik .flaaaar. I
A writer beautifully remark tU
man's mother is the represenuuvt at j
Maker. Misfortune, and evec ci.aj
no baniers between her and her j
While his mother lives be till IW j
friend on earth who will wt
he is slandered, who will not '1
when he suffers, who will aoojj iki ;
sorrows and speak to tiva of P
he is ready to despair. Her tf"
.Kkns tuln It flaws on froarM
fountain, and speaks happ.D throu? ,
vale of tears, and ceases only at tt
of eternity.
TJiirxt'ian is not the
putu'nj s '
hand, bu
.. r . i .r-es w:'1
wearun into a mau a
him to employ tor goou u-r -
weapon may cow i - - --.
..u-Ci . .kn he is sbroai f.
cuowiiuasi-ci , lS. .
the menag-rie,
and borrow inewv -
In minri riles of his art,
hoVto .te.lion.
cation is to fr; thud tut
into good, and reading w y
useful or hurtful just as they aid. or
the accomplishment of this end.-
1 r,rA the following
anecdote tei
few days since: -Aa avaricious
threatened to turn r "f" m. 4
the street for non -rymentol rt
beseeching him not to "P0. rf
fatherless children' to the F urJ
piules. storm, and finding ih-k-g.
at. .k)W w .
1 Atff Uj
cations had no effect to mo
she eicu!ated. 'Have joo o
B atA
J. m sa mnvR uim
compawonr vo, iu -a
bowel!" Knkierbocicr.
' . u '.m DC rcv '
A cripple in the way. HV
man or a post out
of the
The mind has more room p
nnu think, if you M
spartmenti. Gray' LcU

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