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v TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM: "1 AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE1 OF THE GOSPEL." PAYABLE WITHIN FOUR MONTHS. BY OIkSON S. MURRAY? FR AND O N , WE DNESD AY, MARCH 3,1841 . VOL. XIII. NO. 24. - .! -v'' . P 0 E TRY. AMBITION. - it w. . wotfi. " ,' What U wfrnitfion J Tb glorious theat ! ( Angela of light willc not so dazzliogly mine f he lappblra walU of hearent Tto unsearthed Ililh not tacb gems. Earth s constellated thrones Hare not such pomp ef purple and of gold. It hath no features ' 13 its face is set ! A mirror, and the gaier sees his own, It looks a god , bat it is like himself I It hath a mien of empety, and smiles v' 'Majestically i weet but how like Mm ! It follows not with fortune. It is seen Rarely or never in the rkfa man's hall. It seeks the chamber of the gifted boy,' And lifts his humble window and comes in. The narrow walls expand and spread away Into a kingly palace, aud the roof . Lifts to the sky, and unseen finger work (The ceilings with rich blazonry, and write Ilia name in burning letters over all. And erer as he shuts his wilder ed eyes, Jho phantom comes, and lays upon his lids spell that murders sleep, and in his ear Vhispers a deathless word, and on his brain Breathe! a fierce thirst no water will allay. lie is its slave henceforth ! His days are spent n chaining down his heart, and wat:hing where fo rise by human weakness. His nights pting him no rest in all their blessed hours. His kindred are forgotten or estranged. ! " L'uheaJlhful fires burn constant in his eye.. hii lip grows restless, and its smite is curl'd Half into scorn till the bright, fiery boy, That was a daily blessing but to see, his spirit was so bird-like and so pure, " ' Is frozen, in the very flush of youth, Into a cold, care-fretted, heartless man I I And what is its reward At best, a name t praise when the eac has grown too dull to hear! .old when the senses it should please are dead! Vreaths when the hair they cover has crown 1 gray! i'ame when the heart it should have tbiill'dis numb! v"- . ; lit ttiinira ntf Tnn0. U; Vion InM t all txrm rit . Xnd close behind comes Death, and ere we know hat e'en these unavailing gifts are ours, le eenJs us stripp'd and naked, to the grave! VERMONT TELEGRAPH. imANDON, SATURDAY, FEB.27.184L For the Telegraph DEH BVOLEHC E True benevolence does not act as some ave asserted, for the sake of the pleasure it nng its possessor. No one denies that here is a pleasure derived from doing good, xquisite, la8tinff, heavenlv. nteasnre; out ... . le priucinle that causes man to toil for the oou oi uts leiiow man, is too nooteana vjou-j ke to be ascribed to selfishness, rure and xpinded benevolence in its efforts to dry upjcan have after all our research, but a faint ie tears of sorrow, and to heal the anguish f ihe stricken soul, finds admirers, even in! , . . . ..... . . .1 . . . hnrrf in tha human naarf thai rihraloi In lotesofwo; and when struck by a skilful land in the-enchanting song, or the sad ro. Jiance, fountains of love, that have long been jozea over oy me oieac winas otaaversuy, ire brolen up, and tears gush from eyes un - ised to weep. The hero vf the novelist i 3ae whose mijhty arm is always nerved in Jefence of innocence and loveliness, and .vnote generous oosom oean wua puy ior ae crushed and down troaoen neneam me ron heel of some stern despot. v. ; A crowd has gathered on the banks of a leen stTeam, bv the lrantic cries of a moth r, whose son) is failing amid the waters. A -ilor hurtievt3 the spot, aad in an instant, is brawny arm is battling with the waves! br the precious prixe j more precious to him ,t that hour than if il had been gold; "and as that you were rich in this world?, You 'e ck the youth to his mother's arras, ma a careless man, and think little up- ears and blessings, he feels it is the happi- . D t moment of his life? and in after years, soften as he thinks of the scene, it seems ; green oasis in life's deserl, and his dying ye lingers opon it, aid his dying lips dwell 1 tbe joyous theme. . , : : Among all the millions of earth in whose soras this faculty has been exhibited only i occasicns like the one mentioned, or left slumber in deathlike silence, there have ten a lew who have drank deep t tai, f0Uttt i happiness, and quaffed with eager lip its weet and heavenly waters. HoWarb, yhose name is encircled by a halo of glory tat shall brighteo through all coming time, ras never happy but when in the execution f some scheme for dispelling the gloom of he dungeon, and lifting-up those bowed vnh affliction and disease. The late Mr. Vehxinq, who Jias been called a , second Howard, visited the prisons and hospitals, ind abodes of misery of every description in Moscow and Petersborgh, day after day w ith a zeal and devotion, that amounted to little -ess than enthusiasm, to pour the balm of heaUng into the wounded heart, and to tell f a land where chains and "prisons would be unknown. The irpD of slavery bad sunk deep , into the souls and bodies of England's million,1 when the voice of Wilberforce, rang with startling echoes through the halls of Parlia ment, and broEe the spell of ages. As he pro ceeded, his heart began to burn with the heavenly flame. The thunders of his elo quence rolled orer the land, and 800,000 hu man chattels sprung into life. " r But at no other time has this principle had, such unirersal influence, as at the present day. Men begin to feel there is a t" luxury in doing good." Says the noble aud gifted O'Connell, "I should not wish to lire in a world where I could do nothing for human happiness." Excitement, contention with avarice and love of domination, war, fierce and fearful with oppression of every name, is his delight his life. The fire of love burns too bright upon the altar of his heart, to be quenched by the damp breath that is sues from the sepulchre of that mind where all that is noble is shrouded in the gloom' of moral night. ; . What would be the amount of the bribe, that would buy over his -'noble spirit, to abandon his free principles, or cause him to close his lips in eternal silence, on the sub ject of man's rights? Should he do thus, we should expect the fires of love burning in his soul, would break forth like a volca- no,and powr their. lava streams of desolation down upon his scorched and withered heart! Byron what a tide of melancholy emotions comes over the soul, at the mention 'of that name. He might have tuned his harp to notes that would have charmed an Angel's ear. He might have flung his silver and his gold into all the dens of wo, till the cheek, of sorrow and the prison-house had glowed with blessed sunlight. Sometimes a gleam of heavenly rays would flash across hi: dark spirit, and he would sing of Greece and freedom; while his own soul was bow ed by the most oppressive bondage. He should have emancipated himself from the thraldom of unholy passions, and then with the zeal of a Luther, have hurled his thun derbolts against the walls of oppression, and ho would not have "died of wretchedness." Alas J for the man who turns away his ear ,rum luv 6-K J '"s -. Feb. 20, 1841. W. G. B. F or the Telegraph. Tli love of money Is the root of all ctII. , ' 1 Timothy 6: 10. The love of money has been the cause of multitudes sacrificing their souls and ex posing themselves to eternal ruin. Of all , the evils originating in the love of the World, this is of the greatest magnitude. The soul is of infinite value. No lan ijwb.m rrm r n ti r" y l no ii wn 11 11 i ja i uf have, as our own, worlds on worlds, it wouia prum us uuiuiu suuuw i wmi 1 souls. One soul outweighs them all. We ldea of its VTQrtk. rn Dart. mav com ... . , a:a prehend us great value, when we candid- Iy meditate upon its immortality upon I J J 7"ai u lu iCUCr " ,UUI ;uo '"T aom oi stn-upon its greai ana ever m creasing powers upon its capacuy to en- uc iu ciciuhj m iwug oa wuu icigu?, iu- 1 comprehensible misery, or to enjoy inefia J bio happiness at his right hand forever and ever. : Oh, what an evil to lose the soul. Can u be p0Ssibie that a rational man will i a0Qi n the altar of Mammon. to gain "an hour of dreaming joy that wil end in an eternity of wo?" What is there so fascinating in wealth? Why should it be considered of so much more importance than the salvation of the soul i Does it give content! afford happiness? Impen- itent friend 1 will comfort you in hell. Inn t:rmr if atrtr. out it m Iota of mnnpo j" - 0' " - - j keeps you 'from Christ, when yon are brought upon a dying bed, then yon would be witling, like Queen Elizabeth, to give millions for a moment -Then you will see the vanity of the world, and the tm portance of an interest in Christ. Perhaps you say, theloveof money does not hinder me embracing Christ. What does hinder you Why do you not immediately sub mit to him as the Lord your Richteous sessI Whether the love of money is the reason why you are not a christian, is not. . . -r, . . . , - . t . - lor me to say. Yet there is no doubt but j muuers muiiixuaes irom coming iq Christ Could we commune with the lost spirits in htll.and inquire why came you here I I have no doubt many would give the following answer : I loveJ the world, Ihis kept me from Christ Salvation was offered, but I thought more of gold than I did of its joys. I exerted myself more to gain a sixpence than I did to secure my souPs salvation, and now I am justly suf fering the penally of Gods broken law.' It wa the love of money that induced Ju oas (o betray Christ! and Dem&s to forsake Paul. ,. It was this that made Balaam leave his, 'he loved the wages of unrighteous ness," that he might, if possible, curse Is rael. Because of this, the word is often rendered unfruitful, and that which would prove a savor of life unto life, becomes a savor of death unto death. Because of this, there is much lukewarmness among professors of religion." Many there are who acknowledge they are not growing in grace, and the reason they assign is, they have so much to do J but yet they hope all will be well at last, as they think they love the brethren. "I -have," say they, " as much religion as I live for we are" all imperfect creatures, I hope by and by to get home to heaven." Poor soul J beware lest the Xord spew thee out of his mouth for thy coldness, and you like Judas go to your own place. Take no comfort, if you so much love the world as to hinder your growing in grace, until you repent, and trust in Christ, that your path may bo as the shining light, increas ing more and more unto the perfect day. B.Jan. 1841. A H. H. HEALTH From the Library of Health. NINE TENTHS OP US INTEMPERATE. The following paragraphs are from the pen of Dr. James Johnson, an individual who, as we have already said, stands as high in the medical profession as any oth " In every class of society down to the very lowest, tne quality or quantity of food and drink is perpetually offending more or less, the nerves of the stomach and bowels. A man in perfect health and with an excellent appetite, is allured by variety of dishes, agreeable company provocative liquors, and pressina: invita tions, to take food more in accordance with the relish of appetite than the power Of digestion. If we do not find among: the owest classes the same amount of hvDO chondrkal and nervous affections, we ob- serve a still greater proportion of purely corporeal maiaaies, sucn as organic dis eases of the stomach, lungs, heart, liver and other parts. MNme tenths of man, m civilized socie ty, commit more or less of this intemper ance everv dav. This overdistention and inordinate daily stimulation, weakens the powers of the stomach in the end, accord ing to a law universally acknowledged in physiology. Any organ that is over-exerted in its functions, is sooner or later weakened -nay, the remark applies to the whole machine. Nothing is more common than to' see originally good con stitutions broken up, prematurely, by in ordinate labor, whether of body or mind." is this a slander on cur species? Dr J. is but a man, and is amenable to the tribunal of public opinion ; let him not be permuted to charge us with being nine tenths of us intemperate, if it js not so But if the charge is just, then let us see to what it amounts. The United States contain about seventeen millions of civil- ized menfor : we suppose the colored people will be regarded as civilized of whom, at the above rate, fifteen millions' and three hundred thousand are intemper ate, v - -j- Not that the degree of this repletion or intemperance from eating too much, la the same in every individual ; there are as many varieties of it, almost, as there are individuals. The following, according to Dr. J., is the description of a fit of it, as it is experienced by many in the daily walks of life-r-by thousands, in fact, who would scorn the imputation of intemperance or illhealth. - Instead of sound sleep, the gourmand experiences much restlessness, and what is called fidgets, through the night or if he sleeps, alarms his neighbors with the stifled groans of the nightmare. In the morning, wc perceive some of those sym pathetic effects on other parts of the sys tem, which at a later period of the cateer of intemperance, play a more important part in the drama. The head aches the intellect is not clear or energetic the eyes are muddy :tho, nerves are unstrung the tongue is furred there is more incli nation for drink than food the urinary secretion is turbid or hijh colored and the bowels very frequently disordered in consequence- of the irritating: materials which; have pissed into the intestinal ca nal partially digested." v ; Now there are thousands of compari- t lively healthy farmers in New Ena;land, 4 1 - a - . wnose aauy . experience answers to tne abc,Ye description nearly as well as face answers to face in the glass, But if so with our farmers, with? whom is it not so? This however is usually the mere begin ning of sorrow. The state of things here described, or a state not unlike it, is sue ceeded, in most, by symptoms more and more distressing", till, upon the accession of soma" prevailing, epidemic, or perhaps without one, the individual is seized with a disease highly dangerous and. often fa tal. . " J' Yet you cannot convince one in a hun dred of these farmers, who are on the high road to severe disease of the stomach, heart, brain, liver or lungs, that any thing ails them. They have worked too hard, or over-slept, or their usual rest has been interrupted, or they have taken cold ; so they suppose. Yet it usually takes but a iuie time to trace the chain of morbid af- ections to a heavy supper, or a series of neavy suppers ; or to repletion, or a hab it of repletion, in some form or other.- To some or all of these causes of mischief, a cold, too, may have been added. , For ourselves, we have no more doubt of the justness of Dr. J.s charge than we1 nave otthe commonest truth in mathe matics : and if, instead of nine tenths, the doctor had said ninetv-nine hundredths, we should have believed him. We have had too much experience, as a medical man, in what are deemed the healthiest portions of our country, not to know that perfect health is oftener spoken of than known. We have seldom, if ever, be come acquainted with an individual.young or old, who was not more or less diseas ed ; nor have we seen many, who were not diseased lrom repletion. RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY DEATH OF AN INFIDEL. No case of a dying: unbeliever has been made so much of, by way of a set-off to the testimony of christians, as that of Da vid Hume. 1 he evident obiect of Adam Smith, the narrator, is to put up his friend for a comparison with believers. Gibbon says "lie died like a philosopher." Nothing; can be more affected, more evi dently contriyed for stage effect ; or, even on infidel principles, more disgraceful to such a mind as Hume's, than the man ner ot his death, according to the account given by his friend. He knew his end was near. Whether he was to be anni hilated, or be forever happy or forever miserable, was a question involved on his own principles, in impenetrable darkness. It' was the tremendous question to be then decided. Reason and decency demanded that it should be seriously contemplated. tiow does he wait the approach of eterni ty ? Said Chesterfield, (an infidel also :) When one does see death near, let the best or the worst people say what they please, it is a serious consideration." Does Hume treat u as a serious consider ation ? He is diverting himself! With what ? With preparing his Essay in de fence of Suicide, for a new edition : read ing books of amusement ; and sometimes with a game at cards I He is diverting himself again 1 With what next ? With talking" silly stnff about Charon and his boat, and the river Styx I Such are a philosopher's diversions, where common sense teaches other people to be, at least, grave and thoughtful. But why divert himselu Why turn ott his mind from death 1 Why the need of his writings, and his cards, and his books of amuse ment, and his trifling conversations ? Was he afraid to let his mind settle down quietly and alone to the contemplation of all that was at stake in the crisis before him? Whatever be the explanation of his levity, it was ill-timed, out of taste, badly got up ; an affected piece of over acting, intended for posthumous fame, to say the best of it. He died as a fool di ein.', Take his own views, as thus ex pressed, at the end of his Natural History of Religion : The comfortable views ex hibited by the belief of futurity are ravish ing and delightful. But how quickly they vanish on the appearance of its ter rors, which keep a more firm and dura ble possession of the human mind? The whole is a riddle, an enigma, an inexpli cable mystery. Doubt, uncertainty, sus pense of judgment, appear the only result of our mnst accurate scrutiny concerning this subject." In his own estimation then, futurity had its terrors. Doubt; inexpli- cable mystery, hung over his future des tiny! Whether he was not to be a child of hell forever, his most accurate scrutiny could only suspend his judgment! In this tremendous suspense, he plays cards as it were," on his coinn lid 1 jests about ridiculous fables, as he steps down to the momentous uncertainties, but eternal real ities, of the future! If a finger had been about to receive its sentence, whether to be amputated or not, he would at the least have been more gi ave. How far such a death-bed scene is honorable to Dhiloso pny or innaeiiiy, or ht to be compared with that of millions of christians. I need not say. But this is the fairest aspect of tne maiier on tne siae oi lnnaelity. T H E B.I B L E, , When Walter Scott was rapidly declining to the grave, he said one day to a frienof, "bring me a book.' " What book," in quired his friend. Why how can you ask what book?" said the dying man; M there is but one book." The word Bi bUi is from the Greek, and signifies book. Hence we; call the scriptures the Bi ble: the book by way of eminence. It is the oldest book in the world. The first part was written by Moses, about 3,300 years ago, 1 000 ' years before the age of Herodotus, a Greek writer, called the fa ther of history ; the latter part was com pleted by John about 1800 year ago. It iuc vue oesi oook in tne woriu. it gives to man the only well grounded hope of immortality, and the oiily sure hope of future happiness. It is the best code of morals. A deist who was publicly using his talents and in fluence to disprove,the divine authority of the ? bible, was discovered teaching his daughter from the New Testament, He justified himself from the charge of incon sistency by saying that morality must be taught, and the bible was the best book on morals . - The bible can be read f oncer. Other books cease to interest the mind after re peated perusals ; this can be read by the christian every day of a long life and nev er fail to interest and instruct. If we would be useful and happy in this world ; if we would be blessed in eternity, let us read, love and obey the bible. The Millennium. "Oh blessed Sav ior, what a strange variety of conceits do I find concerning- thy thousand years' riegnl What riddles are there in that prophecy which no human tongue can read ! Where to fix that marvellous mil- lpnnartr and vuhorp. tht pnd nnd what man- WM" V J WMV M ft V " " f ner of "reign shall be whether temporali or spiritual, on earth or in heaven, under goes as many constructions as there are pens that have undertaken it; and yet, when all is done, I see thine apostle speaks only of the souls of martyrs reigning so long with thee, not of thy reigning so long on earth with those mar tyrs ! Oh my Savior ! while others wea: I ry tnemseives witn tne acquisition oi my personal reign here upon earth ora thou sand years, let it be the whole bent and study of my soul to make sure ot ray per sonal reign with thee in heaven to all eternity. Bishop Hall. From tbe Oberlin Evangelist. LETTERS TO PARENTS. NO. 7. Dear Brethren and Sisters: I now ob- serve : V. That it the condition be fulfilled, that is, if a child be trained up in the way he should go, it is certain, that when he is old, he will not depart from it. 1. Because God has said it. 2. He has laid the foundation of this certainty in the very nature of human be ings. It is a fact well known to every body, that humane beings form habits, by the repetition of any given course of con duct, or feeling, until the habits become too confirmed to be counteracted, and put down by any thing but Almighty Power. It is the law of habit that lies at the foun dation of the difficulty of bringing sinners to abandon their sins. A long indulged and confirmed habit is, in the Bible, com pared to the strength and stability of na ture itself. God says " Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then can ye, who are accostomed to do evil learn to do well." Here the law of habit is compared to the strength and per manency of nature itself. Now if a child be trained up in the way he should go, the rectitude of his future conduct is secu red, not only by the promise and grace of God, but by this law of habit, which is laid deep in the foundation of his constitu tion. 3. Thus God has put the destiny of the child into the hand of the parent, who nat urally loves it more than any other hu man being. 4. But again, God has established the law of parental affection, for the benefit of the child, and so far as may be, to secure the training up in the way it should go. I might quote a great many passages of Scripture, in confirmation of this doc-, trine; tbutil the text itself does not satisfy your mind, no multiplication of texts would do so. ',- Here I must notice an objection to the view of the subject I have taken. There is one common and grand difficulty, which has seemed kf stumble Christians, in re spect to their lying hold on the promises, in regard to their children, and calculating with any think like certainty upon their being converted, sanctified, and saved. It is this : many good men have, in all ages, had abandoned and reprobate children. To this 1 answer : (I.) Good men are not always perfect in judgment, and therefore may be, and sometimes doubtless have been guilty of some capital error, in training their child ren.. - , , . (2.) A great many good men have been so occupied with the concerns of thechurch and the world, as to pay comparatively little attention to the training of their own child ren. Their children have been neglected and almost of course lost At all events, when ihev have been neglected, they have not been trained up in the way they should go. So that the condition has not been fulfilled. (3.) Many good men have lived in bad neighborhoods, and found it nearly or quite impossible to train up their children in the way they should go, without chang ing their location. And notwithstanding they saw the daily contact of their child ren was calculated to rain them, and did, as a matter of fact prevent their training them np in the way they should go ; yet they have probably from a sense of duty, remained where, , they were, to the de struction of their children. - In such cases the ruin of their children may be chargea ble to their neighbors because the influ ence of their neighbor's children prevent their bringing them up in the way they should go. . . A few remarks must close what I have to say to parents at this time : 1. You see the great importance of Maternal Association. Mothers must make the training of.their children the subject of much consideration, study and prayer. If any mind should be well stor ed with knovldge, it is the mini of a mother. If any one needs to understand philosophy, mental, natural, and moral, it is a mother. If any one needs the wisdom of a serpent and the harmlessness of a dove, itjs a mother. . It is, therefore, all impor tant that mothers should associate togeth er, exchange views, and books, and con verse, and pray, and discuss,, and devise -every measure, for training up their children in the way they should, go. 2. There should also be Paternal asr well as Maternal Associations. If there be any thing important to the interest of this world, it is that children should be universally trained up aright And how wonderful it is, that fathers are so slow to perceive the necessity of deep study and research, prayer, discussioL, reading, and conversation, on the subject of training their children. There are associations among men for almost every thing else, and yet I hesitate not to say, that associa tions for this end are as necessary and important as for any other object whatever. Pious mothers are often at their witsend. to know what to do to secure the salvation of their children. Theyare gTeatly at a loss to know what course of training1 will most likely result in their sanctification. They go to their husbands ; but their minds are engaged in every thing else. They have paid very little or no attention to the subject of training their children. And, as a general thing, if a father gov erns his family at all, it is only by a legal system, more or less rigid, according to his natural temper, habits, and way of do ing things. And notwithstanding the wife needs the counsel of her husband, and the father of her children, fathers are, as a general thing, little prepared to give their counsel. There should be a great deal of consultation between the father and mother of - every family in relation to training the children a great deal of con- . dideration and forethought. ' ' A But another thing that renders both Paternal and Maternal Associations of the utmost importance is, that there may be concert and unanimity in the neighbor hood, on the subject of training children. If possible every father and every mother should be enlisted in these associations, so as to secure the right training of all the children in the neighborhood. For, as I have said in a former letter, one ttnmana ged family will often, in spite of all that can be done, corrupt a whole neighbor hood. Parents, therefore, ought to be in structed throughout whole neighborhoods. iu respect to training their children. For if some families of children are allowed to run about and visit, both by day and by night, it will be difficult to restrain other children in the neighborhood for doing the same thing: and as moral influences tell with to much readiness as that the re sults as naturally and as certainly as a contagious disease, it is, therefore, of the utmost importance, to secure the attention and hearty co-operation of every parent in the neighborhood. 3. Permit me here again to revert to a topic, which I hove mentioned in a former letter, and say again, that it is of the ut most importance, that care should be tak en to secure the right kind of domestic help. As you value the souls of your children, do not receive into your family any filthy girl or young man, or old man, that will tell falsehoods to your children, tell them vile stories, use vulgar language, or in any way corrupt their morals, or their manners. I would sooner have the plague in my famil than to have such influences as these, I would not suffer ihe nearest relative I have on earth to remain n my family, unless he would refrain from corrupting my children. 4. Again, see the great importance of; selecting the right kind of Sabbath School teachers. 5. You see the great importance of se lecting the right kind of books and perio dical literature for your children. There ar3 many books and periodicals, and those ' -too that are extensively, circulated, tat'I... , regard as of a very. pernicious and highly 9 V tir r '.V ?