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$1.50 PER ANNUM. SELECT Boarding and Day School Tor "SToung Ladies. Miss BBTTIE B. M. HAMILTON, Principal fIMIE location of this School, in the healthy JL and pleasant village of Bel Air, Harford county, Md., combines advantages of quiet and retirement, in a highly moral community, with daily conveyances to the adjacent cities and vil lages. The scholastic year is divided into sessions of five months each. The first term commences first of February, the second Ist September. Every arrangement has been made to give this School all the advantages of a first-class Insti tute. Thorough instruction will be given in the va rious branches of useful knowledge, and scrupu lous regard will be paid to improvement of the morals and deportment of pupils. Wax-work, both Fruit and Flowers, Baskets and Vases, including a thorough knowledge of . a .i, I,t. Also, Beo vv ora, Einnroiaery and Fancy Work, m amts varieties. REFERENCES: Eev. J. H. D. Wingfield, Wm. Galloway, Esq., “ Wra. A. White, Robert N. Hanna, “ “T.S. C. Smith, Wm. H. Dallam, “ 11. D. Farnandia, Esq., B. H. Hanson, “ Henry W. Archer, “ Isaac Amos, “ Stevenson Archer, “ mhl7 FranklinviUe Store Baltimore County. KEEP constantly on hand a large and well assorted slock of all kinds of Goods adapted to the wauls of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, s&ss&a smms* NOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for emrs&T smto, for which the highest •prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. FRESH AND SEASONABLE •nets met, DRY GOODS. &C. THE undersigned having removed his Store from Perrymansville to Aber deen, lakes this method of informing his friends and the public that he is prepared to furnish Goods of every description, as low as they can be had in the country. — His stock is large and selected with great care, and comprises MY 000 DB. GROGBRHB HARBiVAR B, BOOTS , SHOES , HATS, CAPS , Bacon, Mackerel, Salt, In short, anything that can be found in an extensive and well regulated country store, which will be sold at moderate prices for Cash. PRODUCE Of all kinds taken in exchange for Goods, at the highest market price. G. F. WALKER, janl3-y Aberdeen, Harford Co., Md. new mmf. 'THE undersigned have just received a large and well selected stock of Goods suitable for the season. They are con stantly making up the neatest work, and the newest and most fashionable style of Up bonnets, gp the Spring- <St Summer*®' To which they invite the attention of the citizens of the town and the sur rounding country. They also desire an occasional call from their Baltimore friends, when they want something of ex tra style and finish, as they are aware that the undersigned can and will take pleasure in putting up work of that description. In addition to all styles of Bonnets, they keep constantly on hand a variety of LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S iun ware, Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Suspenders, and many other articles in the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronage here tofore given thefirm, they expect by strict attention to business to merit its continu ance. M. J. WRIGHT & MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havke-de-Grace. sep2s NOTICE. Executors and administra tors who have not settled their ac counts according to law, will, at as early a day as possible, with the vouchers, re port to the Register for the settlement of said accounts. All delinquents will be called to appear before the Court. By order of the Orphans’ Court, B. H. HANSON, Register of Wills for Harford county. ap7 R. BURNS DUVALL, AtTOMWTAtI&W, Jarrett Buildings, u 5 Bel Air, Md. “LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” [ Public Sale! FTMIE subscriber will offer at Public Sale, at the Post Office, at Darlington, Md., on j Saturday, OctT 14th, 1865, All that Tract of I Sbi H. Sf H j Situated in Harford county, being a part of . a tract of land called “ARABIA PETRA ,” ' CONTAINING ; 137a Acres of Land, MORE OH LESS. This land is situated within one and a half miles of Deer Creek and about three miles from the Tide Water Canal—ad joins the lands of Isaac C. Wilson, Amos B. Shaw, James Silver and others. The improvements consist of these comfortable , DWELLING IIOXTQES, 1 the principal Dwelling having Barn and f Stabling connected. The other two very , suitable for Tenant Houses. This land is naturally of a good quali ty, well watered with numerous springs. About GO acres cleared, the balance well timbered. For any information respecting the , property, apply to Stevenson Archer, Esq., Bel Air, or to the subscriber, at Dailing lon, Md. . TERMS OF SALE. i f One-half the purchase money to be i paid in cash on the day of sale, the bal , ance in twelve months thereafter; the credit payments to be secured by notes of the purchaser, bearing interest from the day of sale, with approved security. J. R. ELY, Darlington, Harford Co., Md. [West Chester (Pa.) Jeffersonian publish four times and send bill to this olfiee.] aulß ; THE MARYLAND Life Insurance Company, OF BALTIMORE. j Policy Holders Participate in the . | Profits. t LOWEST RATES OF THE BEST COMPANIES The charter of this company requires a | deposit of not less than $ 100,000 with the Treasurer of the State, as a guarantee of good faith with policy-holders. This company is prepared to issue or dinary life policies, policies for a term ,of years, and ten years non-forfeiture life 1 policies. Also, Policies of Endowment, Annuity, 1 &c. OFFICERS; GEORGE P. THOMAS, President. BOARD OF DIRECTORS I Hamilton Easter, of Hamilton Easier Sc Co. Allen A. Chapman, of Kirkland, Ghase Sc Co. George P. Thomas, of Heim, Nlcodemus & Co. Hugh Sisson, Steam Marble Works. Hiram Woods, Jr., of Dougherty, Woods Sc Co. Geo. H. Miller, of Ooffrolh, Miller Sc Co. , Thomas Cassard, of Gilbert Cassard & Son. , William Devries, of William Devries Sc Co. ’ Chas. Webb, of Thomas Sc Co. I JOHN W. DAVIS, Secretary. J. W. HANK, Medical Examiner. , CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON, M. D., Consulting Physician. f d* No charge for Policies, Stamps, or . Medical Examination. . Por tables of Rates, kc , apply at the , office ol the Company, No. 15 SOUTH . STREET, over Franklin Bank, Baltimore, t, HOWARD MUNNIKHUYSEN, . GEO. Y. MAYNADIER, Agents for Harford Co. W. T. Mvnnikhvvsen, M. D., Medi p cal Examiner. au4-6m ~"tto FAimt. WE will have our Warehouse ready for business early in August, when i we will keep BONE DUST, PHOSPHATES, OTHER FERTILIZERS, AND COAL, As heretofore, at prices as low as they are sold at any other place in the county. We will also buy GRAIN, paying full prices. We solicit the patronage of the public. Our Warehouse is at the MOUTH OF DEER CREEK, and Office at our Store in DARLINGTON, and not, ns hereto fore, at Jackson’s Iron Store. WARFIELD & ALLEN, Successors of Jackson & Allen, mh 10 Darlington, Md. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING RE sumed the practice of his profession, tenders his professional services to the public. Office, at present, next door to Steven son Archer’s, up stairs, mill WM. GALLOWAY. BEL AIR. MO. FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 29, 1865. THE /ESIS m INTELLIGENCER IB PUBLISHED ' EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY .A.. W- BA.TEMAW, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum , IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $5.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. No subscription taken for less than a year. ISuetitiil. THE TRUTH DOTH NEVER DIE. Though Kingdoms, States, and Empires fall, And dynasties decay; Though cities crumble into dust, And nations die away ; Through gorgeous towers and palaces In heaps of ruins lie, ’ : Which once the proudest of the proud, The Truth doth never die ! We’ll mourn not o’er the silent past; Its glories are not fled, Although its men of high renown, Be numbered with the dead. We’ll grieve not o’er what earth has lost, It cannot claim a sigh ; For the wrong alone has perished, The Truth doth never die ! All of the past is living still— All that is good and true; The rest has perished and it did Derserve to perish 100 ! The world rolls ever round and round, And time rolls ever by ! • And the wrong is ever rooted up, But the Truth doth never die I IpiscfUaiuffits. For the jEgis and Intellir/enccr. WOMAN. Addressed to F Literary Association. ( Concluded.) Tbu scroll of literary fame is bright with the names of Sappho, Aspasia, and others of ancient times. In later days those of Burney, De Staol, De Sevigne, More, Norton, Homans, Landon, Mitfo r Edgeworth, Browning, Sigourney, lb Howitt, Smith, Judson, Wclby, Mulatto, Edwards, Evans, and numbers of others, whose songs are heard in our home cir cles, and whoso pleasant stories gladden our fire-side evenings. With empire undisputed by male au thority, reign supreme the queens of song —Malibran, Catalini, Jenny Lind, Son tag, Alboni, Grisi, Piccolomini, Bishop, Bozio, Patti, and the less potent monarchs who from time to time fill that unsteady seat, the throne of the public favor. The bright stars of the drama —Mcs- dames Sidduns, C. Kean, Rachel, Fisher, Mowatt, Kemble, Dean, Cushman, Da venport, Ristori, Borcicault, and scores of lesser lights, attest, at least, equality with man in the representation of the sublime creations of the genius of Shakspeare and his compeers. Wanted evidence of woman’s capacity to rule, and Dido, Semiramis, Zeuobia, Cleopatra, Elizabeth of England, Catha rine, Anne and Elizabeth of Russia, and other realms rich aud prosperous under their dominion, om after another come before us on history’s page, their chroni cles written in characters of gold; not un tarnished, however —what record is? Who so unconvinced as to need further example, let him look around him. How many men do you know who are not ruled by women in some way ? Not often with their own consent aud knowledge, truly, but none the less ruled on that account. That is the beauty of the feminine system, rightly administered— to rule by seeming to obey. It is a generally received opinion that in every man’s house there is a skeleton closet. Did it ever occur to you to think that iu nineteen out of twenty cases the skeletons iu said closets were female ones? It is so ? Politeness forbids the iusiuua tion that any of you could be suspected of having any such place about your domi ciles, or that, in common with some, you could bo so ungallant as to wish all the closets to be peopled wi'h skeletons; not the “new patent,” but “bona fide” bony, grisly frameworks of defunct tantalizing femininity. Did you share in both the above presumed cases you would be no ■ worse than some others of your sex. Did you never hoar a man wish the world was womanless ? If not, you have something yet to learn. May the perpetrator of that wish enjoy buttonless linen, toeloss stock ings, limp collars, cold tea, muddy coffee, sour bread, dust and cobwebs, and a red refractory moustache to the oud of his days, and may his dreams be haunted by boy devils, with blue noses and red hair! Comfort yourselves , that if you have fin ished the first chapter of female influence, and fancy yourselves enjoying a perpetual quittance therefrom, the day will soon come, is even now approaching, when you will the second chapter; when you, 100, will have skeletons in your houses; and it is kindness prompts tUo wish that the dry bones may not rattle so loudly as to disturb you at unseemly hours. Regard it as a fixed fact, that the di plomatic dement is essentially feminine’ \ and regard it as a deplorable mistake, that yon were not sufficiently far-seeing to in corporate it in your political system. Of what invaluable assistance you arc bereft, in the more delicate operations of the craft, the “wire-pulling,” (“log-rolliag” * would be rather heavy work for ladies,) the gulling the “dear people,” the “pull ing wool’’ over the eyes of sharp oppo ’ nents, and the other thousand and one little “et ceteras” attendant upon elec tioneering; and, after the success, the nice mauoouvering iu the bestowal of places, and so on, ail infinitum. Repair by re - form ; enlist in the “corps diplomatique’’ " a g°odly number of pretty girls, interest ’ ing widows aud talented married ladies, and no further argument will bo needed. The result will carry with it conviction of its utility. Within certain limits, worn -1 an is lAcn now the “power behind the throne greater than the throne itself.” Change the topic. Look along the li brary shelves, and records of adventurous travel meet your eye, bearing the names of Mary Montague, Hester Stanhope, Emme line Wortley, Harriet Martineau, Ida ’ Pfeiffer, with others who by sea. and land have added their testimony to woman’s equality with man. Bright on the leaf of “Lamb’s Book of Life,’’ dedicated to human charity and Christian philanthropy, are emblazoned in jewelled characters the names of Elizabeth Fry and Florence Nightingale, daughters of England ; our own Anne Andrews aud Dorothea Dix, with others whose names, unnoticed by the multitude, shall shine as brightly as any when the final roll is called. Equal with man in beauty of face and form, in genius, in strength of intellect, in religious faith, in all that constitutes the good of humanity, woman, when so minded, is not behind him in refinement of cruelty and determined wickedness.— Hjstory presents a record of the blackest deeds that ever stained humanity, as hav . ing been perpetrated by women. In crime, her instinctive talent for caution and diplomacy develops itself. Woman’s hatred and revenge seek not the public , quarrel, the highway attack, or even the stealthy blow by the hands of hireling assassins. The poisoned bowl or bouquet, the keen, quick, silent dagger, not too heavy for her own fair hand—these are her legitimate weapons. Cool, calm, cal culating, damning slanders, insinuations t rather than assertions —these the means, I triumph the result. j Ou the record of infatny’aro no blacker , letters than those which mark the names of Elinor, wife of Henry 11., Bloody Mary , of England, Agnes of Holland, Catharine , de Medici, Lucrezia Borgia, Lady How , ard, the notorious Tofana, “La Voisiu,” • Viscountess Rochford, and others, as the i auction catalogues say, too numerous to meution. The sultan of old times made ■ no bad guess when he asserted, that in ; every crime, every murder, there was a . woman at the bottom of it. , Woman’s is the empire of the affections; i there she wishes to reign supreme, and in 1 the cultivation and encouragement of lov ing trustfulness in her, by your sex, is . the sure and sole way in which she can be , governed in any sphere. Let, her become . what she can, and she will need no ruler. [ Do her common justice, and you will not regret it. If she have a taste for soienti i tie pursuits, don’t toss up your lordly noses 1 and sniff out “s<ro;n/-miuded !” iu that dis agreeable tone so peculiarly masculine, but leave her alone ; iu ninety-nine and a , half out of a hundred cases, a scientific fe male will never bother you. Be she lite -1 rary, don’t, for humanity sake, snail ■ “blue stocking !” A taste for literature ! is not necessarily accompanied by a pro . poi tionate distaste for the “stocking t>as . ket,” nor by a liking for soiled collars, rumpled hair, and slip-shod shoes—knowl ■ edge aud neatness are not inseparable. ■ Complain of brainless, good-for-nothing i women, and comfort yourselves with the fact that you are making them just such. , Place the standard of female life higher, , aud women will live up to it. Continue , to pour into the cars of girls who should < be in short frocks and the school-room the nonsense that too many of you do, and ; you will have girls just what you complain i of them being. Tell them you like the : “delicate weakness so inseparable from the i ideah of a twuly feminine nachaw-ah;” ’ that you do so “admiah pwetty little white . han'ds-ah ;” and that it is so essentially ’ vulgah for a lady to wash dishes ah,” &0., &c. If you wish to try the result of such i a system, marry one of the young ladies. ■ Your beef-steak and buttons, your parlor , and pantaloons, yonr supper and stockings , will soon afford you abundant evidence of ; its success. lam far from underrating , accomplishments; they arc pretty, taste i ful, agreeable, aud many of them truly useful; but a knowledge of “Casta Diva” alone won’t improve the flavor of your coffee, and “Ever of Thee,” though it sounded like angels’ singing when the blue eyed warbler of your courting days sang it for you, you’ll find isn’t just “the ’ thing,” when your toes are sticking out of your stockings some cold winter morn ing; Encourage woman; aud since you know so much better how everything should be done, teach her how to live, physically, mentally and domestically, aud iu time she may leach you how to live religiously, and how to die. As woman lives through her affections, and they are always centred on some of you—though very often you don’t deserve it—she may be said in u manner to live for you ; so she does, and since you live for her—for do you not ? Haven’t paint ers painted woman, aud for woman's sake, t since painting was known ? Isn’t woman the poet’s and author’s noblest and moat f constant theme ? Haven’t your sex, ever , since the days of Adam, been fighting, I killing and getting killed, and making geese of themselves generally, all for I “woman’s sweet sake ?” Since all this is so why in the names of common sense and humanity, don’t you accord her her i just deserts, and let her retain undisputed right to the titlo of your equal, and no 1 more—no more to her belongs, and she desires no more. E. Walnut Hill, Sept. Gth, 1865. How Milton Spent the Day, At bis meals he never took much wine, or any other fermented liquor. Although not fastidious in his food, yet his taste seems to have been delicate and refined, like his other senses, and he bad a prefer ence fnr such viands as were of agreeable flavor. Iu bis early years he usea to sit i up late at his studies, but in his later years he retired every night at nine o’clock aud lay till four iu summer and five in winter. If not then disposed to rise, he had some one to sit at his bedside and read to him. When he rose ho had a chap ter of the Hebrew Bible read for him, i aud then after breakfast, studied till twelve. He then dined, took some exer cise, for an hour, generally in a ohair in which ho used to swing himself, and after wards played on the organ or bass viol, and either sung himself, or requested his wife to sing, who, as he said, had a good voice, but no car. He then resumed his studies until- six, fruu which hour till eight he conversed with all who came to visit him. Ho finally took a light sup per, smoked a pipe of tobacco, and drank a glass of water; and after ha retired to rest. Like many other poets, Milton found the stillness, warmth and recumbency of bod favorable to composition ; and his wile said, before rising of a morning be often dictated to her twenty or thirty verses. A favorite position of his, when dictating his verses we are told, was that of sit ting with one of his legs over an arm chair. His wife related that he used to compose chiefly in winter. The Great Salt Lake. The lake from which the city takes its name is about twenty miles distant from (he latter, by a good road across the level valley bottom. Artistically viewed, it is one of the loveliest sheets of water I ever saw —bluer than the intonsest blue of the ocean, and practically as impressive, since looking from the southern shore you see only a water horizon. This view, how ever, is broken by a magnificent moun tainous island, rising I should think, seven or eight hundred feet from the water half a dozen miles from the shore aud appearing as many miles in circuit. The density of the lake brine has been under instead of overstated. I swam out into it for a considerable distance, then lay upon my back on rather than in the water and suffered the breeze to waft me land ward again. I was blown to a place where the lake was only four inches deep without grazing my back, and did not know I had got. within my depth again till I depressed my hand a trifle and touched the bottom. It is a great mistake to call this lake azoic. It has do fish, but breeds myriads of strange little maggots, which presently turn into troublesome little gnats. There is also a large cave some distance from the shore.— Fitz Hugh Ludlow. , Childish Things,— Children imagine themselves possessed of great wealth if they have stuffed their little purses with counters, or money made of old cards and broken pottery ; but, wheu they offer their coin for biscuit to the baker they learn with sorrow that it is worth nothing. In like manner, we too, dream that the possession of some hundreds of thousands of pieces of gold makes us great aud mighty men, and entitles us to universal respect; whereas, when we appear with them at the gate of Heaven, wo shall be told that they are filth, and nothing more. It thus appears that life on earth is child’s play for the old not less than for the young, unless, indeed, we attain to the the blessedness of the new birth, grow to the stature of men in Christ Jesus, put away childish things, and set our affections upon objects worthy of a soul which is the offspring ot God, and destined for im mortality.— Gott/will's Emblems. Velocity oe Light. —An express train, traveling night and day at an ave rage speed of forty miles an hour, would require above three weeks to go around the earth. Light would perform the same journey iu the interval between the puffs of the engine attached to the train. If the sun ceased to shine, we should never theless see it seven or eight minntes after that event; because it would take that time for the last wave of light to reach this globe, on account of the immense distance between the sun and the earth ; but, if the nearest fixed stars were blotted out, we should see the light they had emitted for five years after they had ceas ed to shine. The actual speed of a wave of light is 192,000 miles per second. apologize for what you set before your friends. If it is bad taste for a host to praise the dinner on his table, it is still more inconsistent and ridiculous ! for him to make excuses for it. It is : taken for granted, as a matter of course, that you give the very best at your com* t maud and within your moans. I VOL. IX.—NO. 39. i Consequences.— The local reporter t of the Chicago Herald perpetrated the r following, after bis return from a summer , vacation, probably : “Aa a gentleman 5 was passing along Fifth street he passed r a place where some boys were playing > marbles. One of them, in shooting his i marble, cleverly put it under the gentle* ■ man’s foot. The gentleman slipped and I stumbled against a lady, also passing, pre i cipitating her, along with himself, upon a ' large bog, who was examining the gutter for debris. The hog, frightened out of bis propriety, bolted off and ran between the legs of another gentleman, who, in falling, drew , the string of a kite from the hands of a boy. The kite of course fell, and in fall* i ing frightened a pairof horses attached to a wagon in an alley A man, who was . building a fire in a carpenter shop by ; which they passed, started up to see what ; was tno matter, and In bo doing dropped his lighted match among the shavings. A fire was the consequence. The engines assembled, and in the burry consequent upon the alarm, a man fell in the track of one of them, and had his arms broken, which ended this budget of accidents for the day.” Query.—ls the boy who shot the mar ble responsible for all tho consequent dam ages ? An Apology. —“ Did you say I wasn’t fit to carry swill to swine, Mr. Brown ?” “I did, sir.” “Well, sir, I require you hero, in the presence of these gentlemen, to recall that insult or you will have to take the conse quences.” “I am ready, willingly to repair tho in jury I have done you.” “Well, see that you do it quickly 4 sir.” Brown turned around to the insulted gentleman, and said— “ Gentlemen, 1 have done my friend Mr. Smith, here, the injustice to say that he was not fit to carry swill to swine, at which he is very indignant. Now, gen tleman, I desire to recall that remark and do here take great pleasure in saying that Mr. Smith is eminently qualified for the important office of carrying swill to swine. I hope this apology will be satisfactory to Mr. S., and that his excellent qualifica tions will be duly appreciated.” To Quiet Babies. —A sleepless father has invented the following ingenious de vice for quieting babies, for which no pat* eut has been taken out, and it may bo used freely : “As soon as the squaller awakes, set the child up, propped up by a pillow, if it cannot sit alone, and smear its fingers with thick molasses; and then put half a dozen feathers into its hands, and the young one will sit and pick the feathers from one hand to another, until it drops asleep. As soon as it awakes, more molasses and more feathers; and in the place of the nerve-astounding yells, there will be si lence and joy unspeakable.’’ A Matrimonial Trap. —An ingeni ous bachelor in Scotland, has devised a matrimonial lottery or trap, whereof he is the bait. All widows and maidens who have not attained the age of thirty-two are invited to buy of him a ticket at the price of ten shillings. After three hun* dred tickets are sold, the drawing will take place. There will be only one prize, and it will be the right of the fortunate young lady who wins it to claim the young gen tleman for hor husband, with the £l5O produced by the lottery. He was Good for Them.—Professor W ,of University, is something of a wag, and tho boys seldom get the start of him in the way of practical jokes. One day, going into tho recitation room, Freshman class present, he found a sheep sitting tied in a chair. His sole remark, “How are you, Freshman ?" addressed politely to the sheep, rather turned the joke on the boys. Similarly, when, at another time, opening bis desk, a goose flow out, “Aha, gentlemen! another class-' mate, I see !” Reward for a Kindly Act. —Some years ago a native of this city, now resid ing in Boston, met there a man intoxica ted and in want. The man said he had been led away and was desirous of assist ance. He was taken in, and, when sober, money was furnished him to return to his home in New York. Recently this man, ever after sober and respectable, died rich, and recollecting the kindness shown him by the one who acted the part of the Good Samaritan, bequeathed him thirty thousand dollars. —Newbury port Herald , S3*A husband once complained of his wife before a magistrate for assault and battery, and it appeared in evidence that be had pushed the door against her, and she in turn had pushed it against him j whereupon the counsel for the defendant said that he could see no impropriety in a husband and wife a-donng eaoh other, l®*Coleridge, in one of the most beau tiful of similes, illustrates the pregnant truth that tho more we know, the greater is our thirst for knowledge, and the more we love, tho more instinctive our sympa thy : “The water-lily, in the midst of waters, opens its leaves and expands its petals, at the first pattering of the shower ; and rejoices in the rain-drops with a qniokcr sympathy than the parched shrub in the sandy desert.” s3*Thcre are worse serpents than those that crawl in the grass, and they deserve to lose their skins twice as often.