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From the People's Journal.
The Seven Angels of the Lyre.
Knowesffhou not the wondrwis lyre1?
111 tiring fvlcnt! front rthto htavcn.
And eterruore the angels teven,
Wilh glowing fingert tipp'il in firp.
Draw from the chords retcttinl tones,
That peal in baruiouies through all the slurry ronrs.
An angel with a pensive face
Silt at the kej-note evermore;
Mat lad, as If a pang she bore.
Oat radiant with tuperrfal grace:
Her name is Sorrows when she sings,
Tha wonderont Ljre responds in all its golden
The second breathes in harmonies,
A rainbow is her diadem,
And on her breast h wears a gem
That trickled from Contrition's e:
Her nam is Sympathy; her tears.
Falling upon the I.yre, make mimic in the spheres-
The third is beautiful as she,
Unfading flowers her brow adorn,
And from her smile a rajr is born.
That looks into Eternity :
Her name is llol'K; to hear her voice.
Belted Orion tings, nud all the stars rejoice.
Tho fourfli, with eyes of earnest ken,
Surveys the boundless universe,
While her extatic lips rehearse
The promises of God to men:
Her name is Faith; her mighty cord
Reverberates through space the glories of the Lord.
fifth is robed in spotless white,
d from the beating of her heart,
Sach heavenly corruscations start
As clothe the universe with light:
Her name Is I.ovfc; when she preluded,
The constellations throb in all their multitudes.
The sixth inhales perpetual morn:
Far through the bright Infinitude
She sees beyond the present good.
The better destined to be born:
Her name is AsPIRATioM: eter
She sings the might of Will.the beauty ofENDKAVoR.
Crown and completion of the seven,
Rapt Adoration sits uloue;
She wakes the Lyre's divines! tone
It touches earth it dwells in heaven:
All life and nature join her hymn;
Man and the rolling worldt, and choirs of cherubim.
Know'st thou that Lyre 1 If through thy soul
TIT immortal music never ran.
Thou art but outwardly a man;
Thou art not pure thou art not whole
A faculty within thee sleeps,
Death-like, eusepullured.in dim, unfathomed deeps.
Oh suffering Spirit, bear and soar!
The angels wave their golden wings,
' And strike the seven celestial strings.
To give thee joy for evetmore:
Ascend exulting from the sod.
And join, thou happy soul, the harmonics of Cod!
From the Minnesota Register.
We've a child out at nurse, whero the titers run
And the Falls of St. Anthony ring on the ear
And there, where the breezes are braciugand free,
She's as healthful and hpv as baby can be;
"Mens tana, in corpore sano," you know.
Is a treasure to all who are pilgrims below ;
And we with the wise Dr. Brigham have thought
The " corpoue bAso" was first to be sought,
So she runs at her will in the fresh open air,
And takes simple food, aud is vigorous and fair.
No toys at Coutant's or Donfanti's she buy,
Nor afStewart's for candies and sugar plums cries,
But plays on the greensward her gambols so rude
With a huge timber doll that the woodmen bare
kewed f
Trots away to the bluffs, on her own sturdy feet,
Or sings with her birdlingsin harmony sweet
Marks the Father of Rivers, majestic and deep,
Or links dn the shade of her forests totleep.
We've been very much prospered in basket and
Aud have brought up wilh care thirty children
And our neighbors across the Great Water they say
Regard them wilh envy, as surely they may;
Still we bop iu her. case, some improvement
Since tha wisest of parents may sonietimessiiistuke.
Her sisters are doubtless a wonderful band,
The Joy of our heart and the pride of the land
Yet a few of the eldest, from strictness of rule,
Were sent, we're afraid, rather early to school;
And, perchance, though the teachers had excellent
They developed the brain at the body's expense;
Then some from the heat of their climate are frail,
And others with fever and ague are pale
And others, alas! have gone mad, we are told.
From the bite of dog, with a collar of gold.
Now, dear Minnesota, we wish you to shun
The faults into w hich your progenitors run.
Nor rusk after wealth with a perilous speed.
Since tha strength of Republics liesdeeper indeed
In tha mines of the heart and the ore of the soil.
In virtue, and peace, aud the putieuce of toil.
.So, be pleasant and honest, and keep as you grow
Tha pure rural tastes in your bosom of snow ;
We shall hear from you, child, over mountain
Vour nurses will write us how weltyoa behave;
Let no bad reports our felicity muck
Mera'a a kits for you, darling, the ptt of our flock!
fWe understand that Ibe Luuifwr Trade
commenced in Minnesota, aud that tha emigrants
from Maine are engaged in that enterprise wilh
accustomed energy and ncrdihood.
Ales! th years hare failed to teach
The obvious lesson to mankind ;
A ay riad preachers failed to preach
CtreictiBto lb deaf and blind:
Mil do mm rush to furious War,
Sill! to Ibe slaver bend the kuee,
Attdttill, usott Cbristiao at we are,
Fur et th name, Fka Ts-KfliTr. .
From the Pittsburgh Saturday Visitor.
The Pantaloon Argument.
Much has boon said about " pcuiconl
government," , but tho poet-prophot has
yet to bo born who cun sing the glories
of pnnialoon superiority. 'Twcre a pity
Homer had not dedicutcd li is muse to it !
That Slinkspcaro and Byron should have
passed tho wondcrous thome, is aston
ishing; but our living poets should arouse
themselves nnd strike the lyre! What
tire tho shinies of Parnassus, or tho waters
of Helicon, to the wisdom-inspiring, nu-
ihoriiv-conferrinir nnntnloon ? "Skin for
skin," stivs Satan, "all that n man huth
will ho civo for his life ;' but Salon for-
got to "except Ills pantaloons. v not
. . , ., tin
gives him his authority over the beasts of
i ho field, the dsn ol the sea, and tho lowl
of the oir.nnd his mother to boot ? V hy
verily, his pantaloons. Might not much
repctiiion hnvo been spared in tho last
part of tho first chapter of Genesis, by
simply saying, "And Ho gave them u
pair of pantaloons V What was tho uso
of enumerating particulars, when n word
would havo covered all ? Then, again,
the commission of authority might better
havo been renewed to Noaii by the gift of
a pair of pantaloons! 1 ho ancients
made a sad mislako in fancying Apollo
and Mercury subduing nnd civilizing the
World wilh a Lyre and branch oflluzel.
When they proposed to visit tho earth
for their benign purpose, the thieving god
must havo given to tho son ofLntonan
pair of pantaloons, which ho had stolen
somewhere and concealed under his
clonk; and tho divino Apollo, anxious
to display his symmetry, added straps,
und catnu upon tho world iu the double
divinity of his godhead and his panta
loons; and no wonder ho produced u sen
sation. What a pair of simpletons Juno
and Minerva were lo let Venus carry off
the npplo lor the gilt oT tho fairest woman
in the world ! They might havo known
"a kingdom" or "intellectual superiori
ty and martial renown," would not weigh
against a pretty wife. Why did not Mi
nerva, who is said lo bo wise, ask Paris
to reconsider and offer him a pair of pan
taloons? Then books and beauty would
havo boon forever united ! .Do wish we
hud been lltero with three yards of cordu
roy, a pair of scissors and a needle ! We
would have had tho apple in spite of Ve
nus present and Helen in tho perspec
tive ! Wo would give something for an
authentic description of Agamemnon's
sceptre, made by old Vulcan ! We be
lieve firmly it was n pair of iron breech
es, mudo as an indication of the future
reign of pantaloons of that exclusive
authority, regal power, wisdom and
superiority of which the paniuloon is now
the sols emblem !
Heigho ! If wo hav'nt grown classi
cal 1 A miracle, a miracle! Out it is
plainly ascribabie to tho inspiration of
our subject, anil "why lor no 7" Are
not these samo pantaloons tho title by
which one class claim an exclusive right
to the classics 7 Are they not the mys
terious badge which marks the superiors
ty oi a drunken doll to a relicia He
mans, or Maria Child 7 And why should
not their name raise us to a fancied com
panionship with the gods 7 Any ono
who will open his eyes cannot help see
ing our estimate of the importance
jianinlooTis is moderate. Do thny not
claim la bo the badge of all power phys
ical and mental. l.ot a woman display
physical courage, and she is straightway
voted a pair of pantaloons. .Lot her dis
play any strength of intellect any orig
inality and power of thought, and panta
loons, paniutoons is tho cry. Lot her
even aspire to learn, nnd sho is to be dec
orated wilh pantaloons, as a king bo
stows stars and garters 1 It is now
threo years sinco we first began to
about such political, moral or religious
questions as wo thought concerned
common welfare of our raco. In that
lime we have met opposition from it
classes, kinds nnd conditions of men
women from tko cowardly anonvmous
scribbler, who dure not sign his name
lus paltry letter, ip lo reverend divines
and Ctcorgo 1). l rcntiss; but the burden
ol every nrgument was "pantaloons.
Lately, Purdy, of the Boston Mail,
treated us to another dish of logic
pantaloons. This is the watch-word
nil occasions. It is the soldier, iho mu
niiions of war, tho fortifications, the evo'
ry thing that guards masculino preroga
lives. A woman dare not think lesi
be threatened with having to wear pan
taloons; nnd it is not inucli wonder
bare idea should keep her in subjection
nut we should like to sco soino of
lords cudgel their brains for a new idea
a new argument, to convince woman
her duties und iheir superiority 1 Maybe
if they would lay their heads together
they could conjure up something else
say besides "pantaloons.
A Savins Cuause An Irish lborer
sick of tho thraldom of strong drink,
1 11. It!.. I
irouucea ntmseti lately to the magis
trntes of Souihwark, and proposed
go bale beioro them to keep the
lowing pledgo (which ho produced
writing:) " lako notice that Peiher
Hogan of Caslragin.in the county ofkeri
near by talks ins Uih nevir to dhrinke
glass of Seperret good bad or indifferent
only to keep down the vegetables."
Not BAD.--Mr. Greeley, being
by a correspondent at what season of
year a gold hunter should start hence
California, replies, gravely, "We consid
er thefirtl of April as good a season
any 1"
Singular Courtship.
Wo cony tho following strange rela
tion from Hendly'i Adirondack or Life
in the Woods:
"The other day I took a heavy boot to
a shoo maker, or mender, to be repaired
before I set forth on a now expedition, of
whom I was told a capial anecdote. An
English emigrant had settled down in a
remoio part of tho forest where ho clear
ed a Utile space about him and built a log
hut. Ho had been there but a year or
two, when one day as he was absent in
tho woods with his eldest daughter, his
hut look ftro and burned down. Ills wife
was sick, but sho managed to crawl out,
taking the straw bod on which she lay
with her. At evening the husband re
turned to find his house in ruins. It was
a winter night, and the snow lay deep on
tho ground. Culling aloud, he heard a
fuiiit voice" reply, and going in the direc
tion from which it came, found his wife
stretched on the bed in the snow. . Get-
ling together a few boards left froifr tho
conflagration ho mado a shelter over her.
That night sho was safuly delivered of a
child, which survived and is now living.
Dm under iho exposure nud cxciicincnt
together, tho husbund look a violent cold,
which having fits tc nud on his lungs, and
being resisted by no medical treatment
whatever, terminated in tho consump
tion. Ho however, reared another hut
and during the summer a young sotiler
came in and purchased a tract near by
him. His being tho only family within a
long disianco, this back woodsman often
passed tho evening in their society. It
whs not long before he discovered that
his neighbor could not long survive, for
tho most ignorant in this region knew all
tho symptoms of pulmonary disease
which carries off three fourths of thoso
who die. Accompanying this conclusion
came naturally the reflection, what
would becomo of iho wife: and as sho
was good looking and industrious ho
thought ho could not do better than to
marry her himself. Acting under this
consideration, ho mentioned the matter
lo her, remarking that her husband could
not live long, and asking if she would
marry him after he was dead?
She replied that she had no objections
at nil if "her husband was willing?" He
said he had no doubt on that point, and
ho would speak to him about it. He did
so, and the husband unhesitatingly gave
his consent, adding that he was glad she
would be so well provided for after his
death. So when winter approached, the
young settler would come and "court
the prospective widow, whilo the dying
husband lay and coughed on tho bed in
tho corner. i.
Now there was not much soiiiitnent
in this, I grant, but there was a vast
deal of philosophy. It was rather cool
on her part lo be suro,bui vastly sensible
on his. What could hiswifo nnd chil
dren do all alone thero in the woods,
without a protector? Tho toughest part
of the proceeding, and that which no
doubt tested tho backwoodsmuu's phi
losophy iho severest was the courtship.
To lio gasping for breath in ono part of
ihe room, and sco iho young, athletic and
healthy backwoodsman and his wile sit
ting together by the fire, and know that
after u few more painful weeks, he would
occupy that place permanently, and yet
boar it all patiently, required a good deal
of stamina. Especially must the reflec
tion that they were boih probably very
anxious to have him take his departure
have been rather a bitter pill lo swallow.
1 go into all these little particulars, you
know, to show the character of my hero
to the best advantage tho heroine speaks
lor herself, lhese two interesting per
sonages were my shoemaker and his wife.
Good and Better.
We sec it slated as a mailer for won
der, that Kentucky which ul tho lima of
the .Revolution was liu'.o but a wilder
ness, now contains about a million
people, and nearly fifty newspupors
Well, that is a good growth, but Ohio
beats it in both respects out of wsht.
is a younger Stale, has a greater popula
tion anu more newspapers. The Ioniser
is a slave Slate, the latter is not.
Now look at Wisconsin. Tho Black
Hawk war in 1832 brought iho Territory
nto nonce in 1U30, there haVine been
only 3,200 inhabitants includinc sol
diers and before that, it was as much
a wilderness as Kentucky was at the
-I I' .1. T. I . T . .
(.-urn oi me revolution. Now it has
population of somo 300,000, and proba
uiy wiuiiii nun a aozn as many news
papers as Kentucky. We cun count
34, and wo know there must bo more
tho West. This is the growth of less
man years, while Ketnucky has been
sixty-six years in gelling to three times
our amount. Now, loo, wo aro begin
ning ip grow, and every month adds an
other to the number of papers published
in our biato. But this account Includes
the timo when we grow comparatively
Utile, binco 1C38 we have Increased
Irom 18,000 to 300,000, ar.d will proba
bly overgo 400,000 by the next decenni
al census, in 1850. If this had been
slave State docs any one think its growth
wouiu nave neon so rapid 7 Kacine Ad
I A ogress. A Wisconsin orator,
was latterly delighting his audience wi
iiiusirauons oi our country's progress
uemi me iouowing emphatic remark
'teller citizens the tail of civilization
is now exactly whar ihe front tart
no more'n sixty years ago." The remark
was received with boisterous cheers.
Going Round the Horn.
From a letter in tho Boston Time, we
extract tho following description of the
pleasures of a voyago to California.
We commend it to thoso who havo "got
tho fever bad :"
"During our vovneo, many amusing
incidents occurred, none of which pro
voked moro mirth than tho discharging
of the duties of captains of tho messes
around Cape Horn. You have probably
beon informed that wo have 15 mosses,
containing 10 persons each. A captain
of the mess serves ono week at n timo,
and his duty is to go to tho cook's gal
ley, on the main deck, with his wooden
kids and with his pots for various dishes,
including b.-ans, puddings, sauce, tea,
coffee, &c, and bring them down the
compnnion-wny, between docks, and
servo them up to tho messes, I had the
honor of officiating as captain of Mess 4,
round the Horn, and can speak experi
mentally on tho subject. Severe blows
were tho order of iho day, nnd they seem
ed to rage with even moro fierceness just
at tho timo of our pilgrimago after tho
grub. 1 he decks would bo wet and slip
pcry, from tho breaking over 01 tho sea,
and it was not unfrenucnt thnt they ac
quired additional slippiness, if I may use
the expression, Irom deposits ol si.ustt
carelessly dropped by Doctor Juba, the
presiding divinity of the galley, or some
of tho sailors. Added to this was the
fuel that the vessel would lie over nearly
on her side, causing tho surfuco of tho
deck lo bo perpendicular. An unlucky
wight would start from iho galley with
his pork and beans, for instance, tlie Int-
tcr article in a liquid loiin; no wouiu
achieve nearly the whole extent of iho
main deck, and involuntarily congratu
late himself upon being able to serve up
a savory dish lor his mess-mates, when
presto! iho ship would give a sudden
lurch the heels ofihc valorous and dar
ing adventurer would fly up, nnd himself
and his rocking mess would bo precipita
ted with iho velocity of a steam engine
into tho lee scuppers. The bearer would
bo sadly bedraggled, and tho contents o
the kid would become kindred elements
wiih any quantity of slush nnd sail wa
ter. Another, passing down the compan
ion-way, would miss his hold, and clutch
ing at mid-air, drop a pot of hot collee,
dish of warm apple sauce or molasses on
the heads of his anxiously waiting mess
mates below. Again, as tho messes
would bo gathered -around their board
with their dishes and pots fullycharged
the ship would suddenly careen and th
contents descend in one undistinguished
mass to leeward. These are every da
occurrences in rough weather, nnd sue
accidents are sure to be followed I
touts ot laughter, it nn tiniucKy ie
ow slips on deck, and lulls into lit
scuppers, tho samo merrimont is provok
ed, oven though he may not got
without a sprained ancle and I really
believe thai if a person should fall an
rcak his neck, the mishap would
greeted with a roar of laughter."
A Nation's Best Defence. If vou
ave a nation ol men who havo risen to
that tiight of moral cultivation thui they
not declare war or carry arms, lo
they have not so much madness left i
their brains, you have a nation of lovers,
f benelactors, of true, great, and able
men. Lict me know more ol that nation;
I shall not find them defenceless with
Jlo hands swinging nt their sides. I
hall find them men of love, honor, and
ruih; men of an immense industry; men
whose influence is fell to the end " of the
earth; men whoso very look and voice
carry the sentence of honor and shame;
nd all lorccs yield to their energy and
persuasion. Whenever we see the doc
trine ol peace embraced by a nation, we
may be assured it will not be ono that tn-
tcs an injury; but one, on tho contra
ry, winch has a Iricnd in tho bottom ol
ho heart of every man, even of iho vio
lent and ihe base ; one against which no
weapon can prosper, ono which is look
ed upon as tho asylum of the human
race, and has tho tears and blessings of
mankind.- Emerson.
Payins Cash for a Seumon.-A corres
pondent of the N. Y. Tribuno relates iho
following anecdote which occurred at
Saratoga Springs, in a church :
Kev. Mr. .bock had jusi linishcd his
first head, when a man near tho door
rose and walked down the aisle directly in
front of the pulpit, then deliberately and
politely bunded up in front a bank note
to the Rev. speaker, who quietly receiv
ed it, and went on with his discourse.
Who? What? Why? asked exciiod cu
riosity in the minds of the puzzled audi
ence. Quite a number, nnd among them
Indies not a few, lingered after the bene
diction, to obtain a solution of tho mys
tery. It seemed that tho man was the
son ot the late Judge , a generous
fellow, but nccusiomod to look loo much
on the wine when red," He was hoard
to say lo his friends near, "I like that
man s nrcaclnne: us worili tho cash
down; I don't believe ho'll half get paid
for it ; so hero goos a picture lor him.
Whereupon ho rose, and wun a -oricK
in his hat" and a bill in Ins hand, he
made his way through tho wondering
congregation to the speaker, cashed
over, and quieily returned to nis scat.
At a wedding tho other day, one of the
guests who is often a littleabsont-minded
observed gravely:
'1 have remarked that there have been
more women than men married durin"
this year.'
s.ir.iun, omo.
UAII kinds of I'lain and Fancy Job work dona
the Ulhce of the "Homestead Journal," on the
ortest notice and on the lowest terms.
Ollice one door North of I'.. W. Williams' Store.
January 3rd, If.
Cuttins done to order, and all work warranted
Corner of Main & "Jhestnul streets, oaiem
- . - . . . t, , I
TiDV rrtftne rBnPflTFJ
BOOTS and SHOKS, (Eastern and Wet I
tern,) Drugs and Medicines, Painls, Oil
and Dye Stuffs, cheap as the cheapest, and
trood as the best, constantly for sale at
Salem, O. 1st mo. 30th.
Keep constantly on hand a peneral assortnic nt
No. 18, Main street, Cincinnati.
January, 1848.
A general assortment ol carriap-esconstant-
ly on hand, made of the best materials and
n the neatest style. All work warranteu.
Shop on Main street, Salem, U.
THK following Phonetio workscan.be
h:td at the SALKM UOOKSTORK, al Pub-
ishers' wholesale Prices. Teachers and Lec
turers can therefore be supplied without ihe
trouble and expense of sending! Kit.
The Phonographic Class liook, Jib cts.
" Phonographic Reader, 25 "
" Phonotypic Reader, 17 j "
Phonotypiu Chart, 50 "
First Lessons in Phonography, IKJ "
Compendium, 0(5 '
Salem, March 3, 1819. n38 of H. tf.
THK subscriber resprcilully announces to
those desirous of entering upon a course of
Medical studies or of receiving instruction in
Anatomy and Physiology alone, that he is
prepared to accept students upon liberal terms,
and can offer some inducements, which the
generality of private phyMciuns do not pos
sess. And as he is desirous of woman ap
proximating her tine sphere of usefiUpess,
a perfect equality with man, and as the ad
vanced state of education in this country now
demands that she also shall reap the benefit
of solid scientific acquirements, lie ould
encourage females (o devote a portion of Iheir
time and talents to the acquisition of knowl
edge in the above branches which bs woman
so intimately concerns her own welfare and
her station in lite as a wile and mother, lo
any such who may think fit to place them
selves under his instruction, particular care
and attention shall be paid, so that they shall
have no causo to regret having entered tifon
a study both elevating nnd useful in its ten
dencies, though tomelimet irksome or tedious
in its preliminary steps and at present too
unusu.il for females in this country.
Also feels prepared to perform all opera
tions pertaining to his profession as Surgeon,
particularly the correction of deformities and
removal of tumors.
Marlborough, StarkCo., O., July 20, 1813.
Drs. Kush',Coleman), Lee's, Rose's, Jew
David's, Sill's, Gregory's Ami Billto'is;
Blake's Sanative; Stanlmpe Cliolagogue ;
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lljtnbleton's. Sellers &. McL.ines l.iver;
Clickner's, Scott's, Brandreth's, Wriglits
Indian i Hall's Red Dutch Blood Turttying
PilU, for salo at I, Trescott & Go's.
Agents for the " Bugle."
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Columbiana; Lot Holmes.
Cool Springs; Mahlon Irvin.
Berlin; Jacob II. Barnes.
Marlboro; Dr. K. G. Thomas.
Can field ; John Wetinore.
Lowellville; John Bissell.
Youn"stown; J. S. Johnson.
New Lyme; Marsena Miller.
Selma; Thomas Swayno.
Sprrngboro; Ir.i Thomas.
Harveysburg; V. Nicholson.
OaklanJ; Elizabeth Brooke.
Chagrin Falls ; S. Dickenson.
Columbus; W. W. Pollard.
Georgetown; Huth Cope.
Kundvsburg; Alex. Glenn.
Farmington; Willard Curtis.
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Wilkesville; Hannah T. Thomas.
Southington; Caleb Greene.
Mt. Union; Joseph Barnaby.
Malta ; Win. Cope.
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Publithtd every Snlurjay, at 121 emit AVmr,
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THIS work is conducted in the spirit f
Littell's Museum of Foreign Literatert
(which was favorably received by tbt public
twenty years,) but as it is twice as large,
and appears so often, we not only girt spirit
and freshness to it by many things which
were excluded by a month's delay, bat while
thus extending our ecope and gatherings
greater and more attractive variety, are abl
to increase the solid and substantial part
our literary, historical, and political harv
est, as fully to satisfy the wants of the
American reader.
'I 'I I I . - f . . 1 A .
unuunis aim aiaieiy essays 01 lbs)
r.uinDurgtujiiarterly, and other Keviews; and
uiackwooas noble criticisms on Poetry, his
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ponurai commentaries, mgniy wrougnt
Tales, nnd vivid descriptions of rural ami
mountain scenery; and the contributions la
Literature, History, and common life, by th
sagacious Spectator, the sparkling Examiner,
the judicious Alhenvum, the busy and In
dusirious Literary Gazette, Ihe sensible antl
comprehensive Britannia, the sober and res
pectable Christian Observer; these are inter
mixed with Ihe Military and Naval reminis
cences of the United Service, and wilh tha
best articles of the Dublin University, New
Monthly, Fraser's, Tail's, Ainsworth's
Hood's, and Sporting Magazines, and of
Chambers's admirable Journal. We do not
consider it beneath our dignity to borrow wit
and wisdom from Punch and, when we
think it good enough, make use of Ihe tho ri
der of the The Times. We shall increase
our variety by importations ftom the conti
nent of Europe, and from the new growth ot
me urilish colonies.
1 he steamship has brought Europe, Atia,
anu Ainca, into our neighborhood, and will
greauy multiply our connections, as lYIercb-
ante, Travelers, and Politicians, with all parts
?' "10 worlJ 80 'hat, much more than ever,
it now becomes every intelligent American to
"B ,n"ea condition and changes ot
""rigii vuuiiiiics. AI1U IIIIB IIUl uuijr urcousB
of their nearer connexion wilh ourselves,
but because Ihe nations seem to be hastening,
through a rapid process of change, to soma
new state ol Dungs, which the merely poli
tical prophet cannot compute or foresee
Geographical Discoveries, the progress of
Colonization, (which is extending over lbs
whole world,) and Voyages and Travels,
will be favorite matter for our selections; and
in general, we shall systematically and very
fully acquaint our readers wilh Ihe great de
partment of Foreign affairs, without entirely
iipglecling our own.
While we aspire to make Ihe Livino Aok
desirable to all who wish to keep themselves
informed of the rapid progress of the move
ment to Statesmen, Divines, Lawyers, and
physicians to men of business and men of
leisure, it is still a stronger object to make
it attractive lo their wives and children. We
believe that we can thus do some good in our
day and generation; and hope to make the
work indispensable in every well-informed
lamily. We say inoispensable, because in
this day of cheap literature il is not possible
to guard against the influx of what is bad in
taste and vicious in morals, in any other way
than by furnishing a sufficient supply of a
healthy character. The mental and moral
appetite must be gratified.
We hope, that by " winnowing Ihe whea
from the chafT," by providing abundantly for
the imagination, and by a large collection of
Biography, Voyages and Travels, History,
and more solid matter, we may produce a
work which shall be popular, while at ihsj
same lime il will aspire lo raise the standard
of public taste.
QCl Letlrrs in commendation of the plan
and execution of the work from Judge Story,
Chancellor Kent, Dr. Belhune, and Messrs.
Jared Sparks, W. H. Prescott, George Ban
croft, and George Tivknor, havebiea itubliah-
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eu in luruier aurernsemenis.
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ranked as a pamphlet, and cost 4 cents.
Without the cover it comes within ihe defi
nition of a newspaper, given in the law, and
cannot legally be charged with more than
newspaper postage.
Monthtv Parts For soch as prefer It
in that form the Living Age is put up in
Monthly parts, containing four or five week
ly numbers. In this shape il shows to great
advantage in comparison wilh other works,
containing in each part double the matter of
any of the Quarterlies. But we recommend this
weekly numbers, as fresher and fuller of lifts
The volumes rre published quarterly.
Kach of them is equal to three ordinary
Orders should be addressed directly to the
K. L1TTELL & CO., Boston.
Dec. 20. -
wholesale and retail
1'ittsburgh Manufactured Jlrticht.
No. 141, Liberty Street,
The subscriber, thankful for past favours
conferred the last season, takes this method
to inform the public thai heetill continues in
the well-known stand formerly carried on by
James McLeran, iu the Coverlet and Carpet
Direction!. For double coverlets spin the
woollen yarn at least Vi cuts to Ihe pound,
double and twist 32 cuts, coloring 8 of it
red, and 2i blue; or iu the same pioportieas
of any other two colors; double and twist
of INo. 5 cotton, SO cuts lor chain. lie has
two machines to weave lha half-double cov
erlets. For No. 1, prepare tha yarn as fel
lows : double and twist of No. 7 cotton yarn
IB cuts, and 9 cuts of single yarn colored
light blue for chain, with 18 cuts of double
and twisted woollen, and 18 cut of No. 9
for filling. For No. 2, prepare of No. 5 cot
ton yarn, 16 cuts double and twisted, and
8 cuts sinicle, colored light blue, for the chain
17 cuts of double and twisted woollen, and
one pound single white cotton for filling.-
For those two machines spin the woolleayarn
nine or Un euts to the pound.
Plain and figured table linen, Ve. woven.
Green street, Salem.
June 16th, 1818. 6m -116

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