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DrriCI, CORNER or MAI!* AND CHURCH STREETS
terms.
THREE DOIXARS per annum, in advaftce
FOUR DOLLARS at the end of the year.
ADVERTISING.
For each square, or less, first insertion, 1
For each subsequent insertion,
REMARKS OF MR. KINNARD,
^Jjn thexnotion of Mr. HOND to strike out
?«$000,and
lent
Shio
:i
insert $1-3,500, for scat of Govern-
inent in Wisconsin,
FRIDAY, April 8, 183fi.
Mr. KINNARP considered the sum
#20,000 little enough^ for the object
to be accomplished. Unequal as had
'been the appropriations for his own
State, when a territory, compared with
the sums which had been granted for
roads and purposes for,seats of govern
ment in other territories, he could not
find in that circumstance a satisfactory
feasor) for voting to cuL down this small
appropriation. The gentleman from
Ohio (Mr. Bond) has opposed it on the
score of cconomy and had treated it
as a matter of pecuniary interest. Sir,
I have always regretted that the appro
priations which have been made for the
new states and territories, seemed to
have been connected with government
Speculation. I do not find'fault because
the general government has actua ii y
profited more than quadruple Hteyontl
all that has been expended by such ap
propriations. But I would like to see
the manifestation of an intention, open
and avowcf, to benefit the new sections
on his own position as to
terest of the government in this
You
you
4he
is Case,
i
region
will induce emigration to it
ex-i
cite competition among purchasers of
to
poses of a seat of government.7 It was
a stimilation of the grant that the land
should he selected in a new, unsettled
part of the state, where the public dor
main was in a wilderness condition.
What was the object of this requisition?
Why, to compel the state to locate her
permanent seat of government where
lands had not been sold, in order
/a^ th® government might sell more
and at a higher price, than could
otnertv^e be expected. Tn n,..
c°iar
cast
FROM FLORIDA.
PROBABLE BATTLE BETWEEN
SCOTT AND THh INDIAJiS
60
A liberal discount to yearly advertiser*.
,37" Letters must be post paid.
/jit
especially as the 25th was the day,sta
ted to us in general order, read at St.
Joseph's, for an attack to lie made.
under
of the country by affording something
like a regard for their necessities and,
at least, the appearance of an equiva-jleft Goliad on the 18th ult. informs us
for the additional value conferred that colonel Fannin, having talten up
j»y the labor of th» settlers on the pub-J his line of march «fi-that day, at the
fH domain. But, to bring money bafckjhead tif 306 men, was at tacked by the
i i e
meritorious poop
opinion* too often the purpose manifes- Our informant commanded the ad van
ted on subjects connccted with the new ced guard, consisting ol only 25 men,
ktdtes and territories. It is upon this j.which was cut off from the main army
account that speculation for the inter- they remained in view of tjje battle for
eit of the government does appear to. about three-fourths of an hour, and in
me to be marked in the lace of sortie hearing of it for about two hours. Du
acts of Congress in broad and legible ring the time they were in view, the
characters. I do not complain of the Mexican cavalry made two unsuccess
effect of these measures in adding to ful charges on Fannin's army the
the treasury, because, although the go-' Mexicans, he thinks, must have lost
vernment has too much money, that' at least half their number in these char
effect is unavoidable. But we may, in ges. The attack was made about 5o*
justice, complain of a policy which can clock in the evening, and continued a
find scarcely any objects in the new bout two hours and a half. Ileisuna
states and territories sufficiently laud-1 hie to state particularly how (lie battle
•bit and i$»tionSl to receive appropria-! terminated) he encamppd vtffthin six
.unless the^neral jjove-i^at,' miles of the battle field thst
Was to be beuefitediii a i|||} greater do- hoaru trie bf-,r^^on nwft inBKitli
ee. Here I meet the gentleman from ni"g- Having remained ten days with
n
w«9
In that parti-
the interests of the govern
of the state were mutually
benefited. But the intrinsic, original
value of the granted land was nothing
compared with the advantages confer
red on the United States by the im
provements and cnterprize of the state.
Under this view, since very little
has been done, exccpt for the treasury,
in the territories, MY. R. would have
preferred granting to Wisconsin 10,
OOOacrWfi but since that had been struck
Ol|t, 4ve would go for the largest sum
©ClMfiy proposed and, as it seemed
talw Mic object to make and save mo
pey for the government, he ventured
th «iy, that in cases of this kind, large
Nations would be the means of
ing to the treasury quadruple the
which could, otherwise be anti
w
COntclWed
are
in^lfeepui
country, anc
v6rnment
tollsI..
that the people
this nW%rrltorv ought to have the
1'hcy need it They
tly to the revenue
ttlsment of the
roily pfcid to the
t.u -fe?
ata*uat
of rnil-
4
ons ofpounds ofle^fTor^pri^i-jge
of^w«i4upg the mioefk
i i
id evidence o/*/tnierican Bn
rOfjb^furSlttlletin con-:
j0"* '""gg so less than
advertl^ients notic
ffceaniboata for the
w'twi
some brush. Wey^ster
E A S
NEW OKLEANS, Apfil 13.
east come to our aid, a
EN gen
We copy f.™'Jo',, ~MOCHu* pomler, and oth
Journal of the 9th inst. the loll
a|fy
Scott had attacked the Indians there, I n*,cn will turn out like men.
VOU'SIA, March 26/
In the fight which took placc here
four days ago and which you no doubt
heard of, the whites lost three men,
and the Indians five certain, and pro
bably several more. The body of their
chief, Ouehee Billy, or Billy Ilicks,
was found the day after the fight, con
cealed
,, prudent commander in Texas, afid h[is
the i^- in nboutninety miles oftheplace where
i
DU BUttUE VISITOR
persons in
news.
There are two fumors in relafon.Jo
the issue of the battle between ©lonel
The gentleman from whom we have
the following Statement (capt. Ilorton,) tion and provisions. I should not
surprised if col. Fannin and his tip
were entirely cut off, but as yet it i
doubt. It is certain that he and Ac
tteasu'ry, to bo collected oil'those Mexican army consisting of from 1500 timinllv for several days.
rious people, had been, in his. to 2000, about nine miles from Goliad, has fallen, it was when those b|
like those of the Alamo,
A e
If col. Fannin has been defeatedjhe
Texians have lost on the frontier ajnit
(500 men, and gained a month's d$iy,
and the Mexicans have lost atleasltf,
000 men, and must, bv this tint a",be
convinced that they will be deCalr-d
whenever the Texians meet theniin
force.
tlie Mexicans with WB of his men, six Captain Quitman writes to me that,
being killed. An engagement took there is no danger of molestation fi^em
place on the 11th, col. W. was attacked the United States troops under general
within 23 miles oi the mission by 1200' Gaines, at Fort Jesup. Also, thcresis
ol the Mexicans, he retreated into the! an ample supply of corn and provisions
mission without the loss of a man (521 on the route to the Colorado, where
of the Mexicans fell. lie fought them the Texian army now is. I expect
from halt past 4 P. M. till 9 of the same that he will select son%e position on the
evening.—Ward then retreated toward route where corn and provisions can
Lopano. 1 he latest accounts from him,! be had, and await my arrival.
stated that he was making his way in-1 I intend to have a rendezvous of those
to the settlements, between San An- who join me on the 21st, at this placc,
lonio and Gaudaloupe rivers, towards and have chartered a boat for the 23d
Gopano. On the same night, in the inst.—Three hundred horsemen
town ol Waloope, threfMrour citizens find accommodations.
were murdered by the Mexican citi
zens. Dr. Harrison,' [sdn of Gen. W.
H. Harrison of Ohio] was among the
number of those unfortunate victims.
The subjoined document has just
been issued by the commander-in-chief
sonrie supplies and rtmiforcements. My
Let men flS»the east press on to the
army and cross inyer at Groces. If men
will unite wiili the present force, we
can defeat and capture the enemy. The
army of the enemy haaheen represent
ed at 10 to 30,000 men, when, indeed,
it never has exceeded 3 or 4,000 in
Texas and the force that attacked col
Fannin was only 1500? and lie had on
ly 320 men. They /ought him. in the
Wfiric, where he h»d no water, »nd
thty*^j*r«unded him—Their
Jls yet, the strength of Tea'tfyis
not touched,.—And the Mexicans lire
lost at least one-fourth of the force wiAi
which they marched into the county.
the battle was fought, he was unable will insure certain success. He does
not intend to assume the defensive, or
risk the fate of the country on a gener-
Make liberal appropriations for all the during the time to get any correct ac
objects for which it is necessary to ex- count of its result.—Capt. H. had two
pend money in the new territory of skirmishes with the Mexicans, about'al battle until he collects and conecn
Wisconsin, and what will be the result? {250 in number, the day previous to trates all the force of the country. He
will thereby draw public attention the attack of col. Fannin. They could will fortify his camp, skirmish, and if
to that remote and interesting
observe three of the Mexican horses needs be, retreat until near the first of
going o(l'unmounted—capt. 11.'s force June, by which time he expects to be
these skirmishes, consisted of about able to "go ahead."
the public lands and the proceeds of one to five. I hope by that time Mississippi will
the sales will be proportionality increas- He also hiforms us that col. Ward have 3 or 400 mounted riflemen in the
e(£. In support of this view, Mr. K.
remarked that there had'been granted mission, (only 99 men) about 30 miles the Texians than any other, and it has
•I ,„,I UINIR nllvde-l MATERNAL IHFMTENCE
i
8^
serters with them.—Aid from the
ted States is landing on our coast. Cap
tain Brflgi, with onp of our vessels,
has taken a Mexican vessel, with 250
lieJJ for the army.
extracts ojL letters, from members jyjy spies report this morning that
the Kershaw volunteers. the observations made by them last
VOI.USIA, March2G, 5 otclk. P^M. night, could discover nothing of the
'•'All the company are well and in |encmy for ten miles beyond Bayo »t.
fine spirits. A firing of cannon and (Bernard, 25 miles beyond San elipe.
burstling of bombs, was distinctly) The citizen? of San Felipe, when
heard, from three till eight o'clock last jthey ]1Card it rumored that the enemy
evening (the guide says) between fort,had crossed Colorado, immediately set
King and Withlacoochc—conjecture ^re |})£jj own hous^f, and rcduced
is busy to-day as to the cause and re- the place ttrashes. Let the people not
suit/* It is generally supposed that q)C
Mexicans had been fighting almostln
And iPie
metl,
worn out by continual resistance o|su
jierior numbers.
It appears that gen. Houston lias bfrn
o risking such small forceiso
ta^orihe
present plan is wise and judicious, and
despatched on the 9th ult. with a field. Such force is more needed by
Indiana four sections of Iai|d lor pur- from Goliad, to the relief of captain! this advantage, thatitcansoonest.be
^ln^'
WJ10
',a(l been taken prisoner by brought to the scene of action.
mo
tnil mun/trl U I U A .1 1 nrlkA iL 1 1 1 1
of the Texian army:— [the fort, whose life was saved, b&rs
HEAD QUARTERS, WKST OK BAASOS,
March 31st, 183G.
wat of Brasos, where I shall wait for jcortl
mcnt
intention never has been to cross the' SallaPl band who fell with the garri
Brasos, and the false reports spread are
by men who have basely deserted the
army of Tevgk*
nnmerousasstated•
,2Sr-^fS®!e
and
1(1011
Prowed into ser
Mmvtbon*.
commerce
]0ngCr in dread of danger, if the
SAM. HOUSTON,
Com ander-in-ch ief.
Frort tft* Natchez Daily Courier, of April 11
FROM TEXAS.
1
can
Yours, &c. FELIX HOUSTON.
Coi„ DAVID GnocKETT.—The plain
unvarnished stocy of the fall of the Ala-
related by colonel Travis'servant,
who
A
was the only male belonging to
upon its free the impress of truth. His
answer to the questions propounded to
To the people east of the Drasos: col. Geo. C. Childress, relative
My encampment is preparing on the:t0
colonel
Crockett, is worthy of re-
as not
conveying a compli-
^le highest kind to the whole
son, but as giving a fuller description
and a more correct idea of the fight,
than could be done by the historian ia
an octavQ volume.
He w& asked 'how did^pol. Crock
ett behave in the battle?'
His reply was, 'It was thought col.
Crockett killed the most, as he had the
biggest pHe around him.'
Natchez Daily Courier.
Col. Charles Ilarriion, of Jefferson
county, Ken|g^^|y, has given notice
that he inteiiifaSwalng 2U0 mounted
men to go an volunteeif to Texas. He
wishes to start by the 20th ofMayJgf
Mental pleasures never cloy unlike
those of tbe body, they are increased
of by rei
V repitition, approve
tipn, aricj stn
-Mothers
the education of all that
come ujon the stage of action. It is
theirs tonurture and to guide, and form
the minis and habits of their children,
in tender infancy and early childhood.
It is thers to control this whole period,
ill prefrrence to fathers, and all the
vfarld lesides, although.not exclusive
ly. What they do, or neglect to do,
gtampsitself indelibly on the suscepti
ble mini and feelings of their infant
Messrs^ETHtors: Hiave roceivcd^et-^nate influence on this early perio'd. cific will be the bounds of the domin
tersfrom capt. Quitman, and scleral
{Th* ruggedness of paternal^ austerity,
Texas, containing the/atcst a»»l even the coldness of a father'ssym-
pthy
and kindness, arc not adapted to
purpose and the interference of
Grangers, however well intended, is
dav and last night distinctly heard the Fannin with about 500 men, ar|l the^
firing of bombs and cannon, some forty Mexicans with about 4,000, at ba- ine moiner alone, as the god of natu.e »Tl.y shores are empires, changed in all «avc
miles off, supposed to bean engage-jhia, (Goliad.) One states that uaba- designed,
ment. between Powell (Oseola) and !hia was taken, and that col. Fannii was|l,recther infant progeny. VVe have,
Scott. If so, there will be no chance retreating with about 320 men, lotly indeed, heard it objected that tender
of fight for us."
pursued
can
by the Mexicons. The ether "ess is a disqualification, and that no
report states that col. Fannin sent ex- mother ought to he entrusted with the
presses to gen. Houston that he was ir instruction, andcspecia ly the govern
position where he could defend hinjscl ment of her own child. We can by
for twelve months, if he had amman!)"0
mean3
high commission and this is an irresis
tible argument fora more thoroughjij^e
paration. But it can never be reqmr-
ed that a mother shall lay aside all the
feelings and appropriate affections of a
niotner, before she can undertake a mo-jb|in
ther s duties. Iier constitutional gen-1
Our incomes shouldbelikeour shoes
if too small, they will gall and pinch us,
but if too large, they will cause us to
stumble and to trip. But wealth, af
ter all, is a relative thing since lie that
has little, and wants less, is richer than
he that has much, but wants more. The
contentment depends not upon what
we have, hut upon what we would have
a tub was large enough for Diogenes'
hut a world was too little for Alexan
der. _____
He that provides for this life, but
takes no careior eternity, is wise for a
moment, but a fool for ever and acts
asji||xwardly, and crossly to the rea
things, as can he imagined.
~ilh
Two? NEW STATES.—Before the close
of the present session of congress, meas
ures will be adopted providing for the
admission of two new states into the
union. The sense of the senate has al
ready been taken, so far as that body is
concerned, the claims of Michigan and
Arkansas to the dignity of sovereign
members of the confederacy have been
acknowledged. Two or three years
hence, Wisconsin will be knocking at
the door of congress, making similar
fiiarge. Now this is the period, above pretensions—and.$/e will scarcely have
•jll otheB, in which character is formed
t"l a bsis is given which is never lost.
Here th springs take their rise, which
1— nnrl /Innnnr fpflHff ttitt
but on her state robes, before some
new territory, yet unbaptised with a
name, will suddenly show her forty or
am brode'r and deeper, traversing the fifty thousands of souls, and demand
yhole CHINtry till they are lost in the {participation in the honors and cares of
•cean.—Here the man eomes into be- government. And thus it will go on.
hg in piniature, as he is afterwards The wilderness of yesterday is the ter
JiftplayJd in active life and itisscarce-1 tory of to-day—and that which is a
ty too iHich to say that the man is what territory to-day seeks to be .a state to
ki.s mnher makes him. morrow. The only limit that can he
Thytcnderness of mothers peculiar-, assigned to this progression is that
V qialifies them for exercising the ap-i which Nature has imposed. The Pa
V
ii ... i„ i I !11 i
,ons
lot to be named. The gentleness of stayed. Then may he exclaim-
cherish and sustain and
assent, to an opinion so prc-
posterous. We regard it as little-short
of a libel on the sex and a reflection
on the arrangements of that Being who
has thrown our offspring into a moth-
cr's arms, and as we believe, formed
her on purpose to fill the duties of the
precious charge. It is true that the^
charge is sadly neglected and abused I
for want of wisdom, and fidelity to the
Bt mm 11 finali/tri ltrill u
tleness isher first qualification, b«*it will
not follow that it stands alone and suf
ficient of itself.
Mothers have their children liVer
with them, and their influence is con
stant as the returning days and hours.
The father is abroad, and occupied in
other duties. His care over his chil
'IFOM JO
-y)
,.* *-,«•!{tiA IRTFTL TLTP.
mother, on tho contrary, can never]
shake off her responsibility from day to
day and from week to week. Her in
fluence must be constant and powerful
it ought, therefore, to be salutary and
every possible effort should be made,
to bring all her talent, and all her heart
to bear on the education of her chil
dren in the right manner.
Education Recorder.
WOMA%.—Women, in their nature,
are mucjj more gay and joyous than
men, whether it be that their blood is
more refined, their fibres more delicate,
and their animal spirits more light and
volatile, or whether, as some have ima
gined, there may not be a kind of sex
in the very soul I shall not pretend to
determine. As vivacity is the guilt of
women, gravity is that of men. They
should, each of them, therefore, keep a
watch upon the particular bias which
nature has fixed in their mind, that
it may not draw too mtich, and lead
them out of the path of reason. This
will certainly happen, if one in every
word and action affects the character of
bcing rigid and severe, and the other
°f and airy. Men should
hcwii$|pr being captivated by a kind of
savage philosophy women ,by a thought
less'^aicty. Where these precautions
are not observed, the man degenerates
into acynic, the woman intoa coquette
the man grows sullen and morose, the
woman impertinent and fantastical. By
what I have i|siid, we may conclude,
men and womi&n were made as counter
parts to one another, that the pains and
anxieties of 'the husband might be re
lieved by the sprighiitoess and good
humor of the wife. When these ajK
rightly tempered, care and cheerful
ness go hand in hand and the family,
like a ship that is duly trimmed, wants
neither salts nor ballast
of the setters up of new States and
Territories^ Over her waves no au
thority can be exerted. When the tide
of improvement reaches her coasts, the
bold hand of the innovator must be
thee,
U nchanffafifesave to %e wild winds play,
Time writeSrno wrinkles on thine azure brow,
Such as Creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest
now/]
HARD-TIMES.—It is a fact that
manud labom. for a
T, scc^ to
nine
tenths of the voting men of the present
day by some means have come to the
conclusion that it is degrading to till
the soil or to perform any sort of
livelihood.—
entertain the idea that
th are ftll born to
literature—that
th gcss intuitivcly
the skill of the
he physicia„,
the merchAnt or
the clergyman
the author—that they
haye nothin{, to do
but hie themselves
to New-York, Boston, or some other
city, as soon as they are fairly fledged,
and can be trusted out of the reach of
jtheir mother s apron strings,
theh. mtperlative
LORENZO Dow was an
and that
talents will at once
t/iem into notice,.
With these
yie^g man a ung man who mig|lt
have made a most excellent farmer or
mechanic, leaves his home, is gone two
or three years, expending perhaps half
his kind father's fortune, which he has
labored hard to amass, and returns a
poor, lazy,idle, blockhead, complaining
of"hard times." This is the case oft
en very often. If all those young men
.,-1 Juun orJ K".oxl -tlXjtifevt:
mos ouorable of a21 cm pio vroeo14'tit.
lers of the soil, \vouTaattcnd to thgyt bus
iness instead of gadding ofl and at
tempting to beepme contemptible cox
combs we should seldom hear of "hard
times."—N. H~. Spectator.
oddest kind. His sayings for a time,
like those of the celebrated Rowland
Hill, filled all the newspapers, and
Patrick Henry's opinion of deism.
—"Xhe view which the rising great
ness of our country presents to my eyes,
is greatly tarnistttt by the general pre
valence of deismT'which with me is
but another name for vice and depravi
ty.—I am, however, much consoled by
reflecting, that the religion of Christ
has, from its first appearance in the
world, been attacked in vain by all the
wits, philosophers, and wise ones, aid
ed by every power of man, and its tri
umph has been cqmplete. What is
there in the wit or wisdom of the pre
sent deistic-1 writers or professors, that
can compare them with Hume, Shafts
bury, Bolingbroke, and others and
yet these have been confuted and their
fame is decaying insomuch that the
puny efforts of Paine are thrown in to
prop their tottering fabric, whose foun
dation cannot stand the test of time."
Deputation of Michigan Indians.
A deputation of 27 Ottawa and Chip
pewa Chiefs and delegates, are now at
Washington, treating for the cession
of their lands within the limits of Mi
chigan. The secretary of war has charge
of the negotiation, and it is believed a
result will be obtained favorable to both
A 3
[MAY
18,
18^
WISCONSIN.
V
It will be seen by the following iteni
in the proceedings of the Senate of the*
18th ult., that the Wisconsin Territori
al Bill which passed the House of Re
presentatives with amendments, and
which was returned to the Senate for
the purpose of receiving its action up
on them, has become a law. The a
mendments were agreed to. So Wis
consin has become a Territory at last
It is expected that a
governwrwiUr»M!n
be appointed, and the territpruJi gov
ernment regularly organized.
Galena JidtmtiajQt.
Mr. BUCHANAN, from the
commit­
tee of conference appointed in refer
ence to the disagreeing votes
of the
two houses, on an item in the
bill
es­
tablishing a territorial government,
the territory ofWisconsin, made
port
The report,
in
*?e-
which recomm
the Senijli
"ItHyeeede from? Ill
greemenlj^ j^ the amendment uf the
House, KsK'ing been read,
The question
was
taken
on
and decided in the
feeediog,
affirmative.
JTHE JUDICIARY OF WISCOKSITT.RR
The bill for the organization of Wis
cousin territory, proyide9.£ar^4fee?#|g.
pointrnentof three judges, to hold one
term of the "supreme Court'? in each
year at the seat of government. The
territory will also be divided into three
judicial districts, in 9£l|ytf$£vhich, a
single judge will prfeSid^j^^F'he legis
lative assembly will have jwweH^d^
signate the tiiiieand place fof holmng
the district courts, and regulsrtejthe
practice and proceedings therein.
The jurisdiction of justices of the
peace is restricted to the sum of fifty
dollars.
With the assistance of able ana atten
tive judges, to administer the laws, and
a judicious revision of the pi&cnt code
by an enlightened legislature of our
the security of person and pro*
perty, will be increased, and the con
dition of the people,
greatly Meliorated
under the new order of thinjg^y
Green Bay. F. 'Press.
The pleasures of blindness.—Ablind
girl in France, upon saying thatshe had
no wish to see, was asked the reason,
to which she replied:—"If I could see,
I should then have only my own eyes,
now I enjoy the eyes of every body. I
am obliged in some way by every per?
son. Iameverym&nentgrateful. Alas!
if I were to sec, people \vould speak of
s.Iconduct
oddity of the^rom Mevissing, came to one of the
missionaries, and told-him. as soon
as she had a good heart, she turn
to the Lord Jesus. "Ah," replied lie,
pleased the public from Maine to Louis-j "you want to walk on your head! How
iana. Dow was known in all parts of can you get a good heart, unless you
the Union and it is probable that not first come to Jesus for the sanctifying
a town OKrcity of any note was left un- grace of his holy spirit?"^
visited by him. The story of his rais- Grace is glory militant, and glory is
ingthe Devil and the way he did it, is grace triumphant grace isglory begun,
well known. The best anecdote of him glory is gracc^ made perfect grace is
is, that being one evening at a hotel the first degree of glory glory is the
kept by one Bush, in Delhi, N. Y., highest degree of grace.
the residence of the celebrated gener
al Root,—he was importuned by the
latter gentleman, in the presence of the
landlord, to describe heaven. "You
say a great deal about that place," said
the general, "tell us how it looks."
Lorenzo turned his grave face, and
long, waving beard, toward Messrs.
Bush and Root, and replied with im
perturable gravity, "Heaven, friends,
is a vast plain of smooth, rich territory!
there is not a root nor bush in it, and
there never will be."
jernw-i
of a certain individual,
Whose
speech was unusually pleasant, said—
"who would have thought iJtJC him,
with so sweet a voice.1'
good heart.—An. Indian woman,
©rfflCual.
THJS PURSUIT-Hfc HAPPINESP.
The race begins with dawn of Hfe,
And Death scarce stops the unyielding stri
With eager hands we grasp, the prize,
Dtit scarcely touch it are jt.'tfes!
With quicker steps on,
And when we deem the goal is won,
We grasp again—the prize is gone!
Some deem the prize is only found,
High on Ambition's fev'rish round
But rushing madly up the hill,
They meet but disappointment still''!.
Yet on they push, with furiousi speedt
Hoping that the path will lead, W1
Higher up, to the promised meeaT
Some think the wily charmer shines,
Amid the wealth of India's mines
Anil seek, with inncccscc resigned,
In hoards of gold pure joy to find!
But sin makes brightest scenes loofcJwM
And gold cannot drive back the tear,
That bitters ill-got treasure here!
Some, in the intoxicating bowl,
Hope to find the syren's goal, _•
And madly think that, conscience diwnw»
They'll tread the«onsecrated groan"
Dash down the cup! Ay, from it
For woes enough a soul to sink, j
Dreg each unblessed drop you drink* r|.
,5#
And in the other paths of vice,
Full many lay their sacrifice,
And seek a recompense to find
For virtue, honor, fieafch, and inina.f
As if, amidst the haunts of Guilt, i #4^
Rooking with'the blood she s
The thropd of Happiness was built.
Ahl why are we so hard to 1
We meet this truth
at
Blazing in characters of tygjj
Every where it greets onr #t
Tis graven in our inmost breast,
And oft it whispers our unrest^
That it alone ca" make us
"Pursuit of
GOOD
is happiness P0""**"
POOR YORICK^

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