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ADVîCE TO YOUNG MEN.
Attracted from Hawes' Lectures to the Young Men of ' Hartford unit New-Raven.] cultivation of the mind. Another requisite for meeting the claims of society careful cultivation of your nunds. L intelligence, or despotic governments, where the subject is a mere and has no part either in making or executing Htlic jaws, ignorance is no doubt, as the advocates of Hlei'itimacy claim, an essential qualification of a good The less he knows of his rights, the more citizen. contented he is to be deprived of them ; and the less he understands of duty, the more pliable he is as a mere instrument of ambition and power. Not so in Here every man is a public man. He this country. Inis an interest in the community, and exerts an im portant influence on the interests of others, freeman ; and this ought always to mean the same thins as mi intelligent man. lie possesses the right of suffrage ; and in the exercise of that right, he is often called to aid in the election of rulers ; to de liberate and act respecting the public welfare—to -fill offices of influence and trust, and to perform innume rable duties in the course of life, which can be well performed, only in the possession of an intelligent and well furnished mind. And certainly, whatever he a man's circumstances, he cannot hut he a happier and more useful man, by possessing such a mind. It is not an extended, critical acquaintance with the on which I hero insist ; this must, of neees He is a Sherman, too, of our own State, was a j man of business; he was a shoe-maker ; hut by self-1 sciences site, he confined to a few ; hut such a measure of knowledge as may he acquired by men of business, by all men who will hut make a proper use of their facul ties and time. Franklin was a man of business ; he was an apprentice hoy in a printing-office ; hut bv a careful improvement of that time which by many young men is thrown away, he became one of the "wisest men ot his dav. man of business; he was a shoe-maker ; hut by self-1 impulse, bv patient, untiring effort, he rose from the beiicli of the shoe-maker, seated himself in the halls I of Congress, and there took his seat with the first. I A small portion of that leisure time which you all I possess, and which, by too many, is given to dissipa I lion and idleness, would enable any young man to ac ! quire a very general knowledge of men and things. I A judicious economy of that time, for one year, would I afford you opportunity to read a great many useful I volumes, and to treasure up much useful knowledge. I The means of intellectual improvement were never I more abundant or accessible to all classes of persons, I than at the present day ; and I may add, never were I stronger inducements for young men to avail tlieni I selves of those means and to aim at high attainment ui knowledge. Society is rapidly advancing in gen eral improvement ; the field of enterprise is fast widen ing, and useful talents of every kind find ample scope for employment. And permit me to remind you, mv j friends, that in respect to mental improvement, the pre ! sent is the most important period in which you can en ter upon such a course of improvement with any hope of success. If from the age of fifteen to twenty-five a young man neglects the cultivation of his mind, he will probably neglect it till the end of life.—If. during Huit period, he does not form a habit of reading, of observation and reflection, he will never ioini suen a habit—but go through the world ap the dull ass goes to market, none the wiser for ail the wonders that are spread around him lam the more'anxious to impress this subject on your minds, because I consider your usefulness, yout present and future happiness, as most intimately con ticcted with it. A young man, who has a fondness for hooks, or a taste for the works of nature and art, is not only preparing to appear with honor and useful ness ns a member of society, but is secured from a thousand temptations and evils to which he would otherwise be exposed. He knows what to do with his leisure time. It does not hang heavily on his hands. He has no inducement to resort to bad company, or the Inunts of dissipation and vice; he lias higher and nobler sources of enjoyment In himself. At oleasure, he calls around him the best of company,—the wisest and greatest men of every age and country ; and leasts his mind witli the ricli stores of knowledge which they spread before him. A lover of good books can never bo in want of good society, nor in much danger of seeking enjoyment in the low pleasures of sensuality and vice. From tlio Emerald. THE WALTZ. Waltzk n (G. Walzen, to roll,) a modern dance and tune, the measure of whose music is triple ; three quavers in a bar. Iiushy. wehst Kit. To Waltz, v. to get drunk. Flumgudgct. Mr Editor, —The above definitions were the only ones that I cotdd find for the word at the head of my article, after having thumbed several dictionaries. It is well known that a lady paid Johnson a compliment for his not having any naughty words in his diction ary ; and, he it said to his praise, he has left out the word " waltz," though it is one of standard importa tion, and rolls, withal, beautifully from the tongue. The learned Flumgudget appears to have hit upon the right meaning of the verb ; for a person who is not used to Waltzing, attempting to wind through its various mazes, will, most assuredly look for the floor upwards. Give me a pint of fifth proof brandy, and there is some hope of mv walking straight ; but. if you would have me dead drunk, order me to perform a Waltz of an hour's length with a fair one whose eves swim in liquid seas of fire," as she moves to three quavers in a bar, her feathers undulating to the measure, and her airy form feeling, in every joint, the empire of the triple melody. Oh 1 forthe glorious days of reels and contra-dan ces ! when the «ole-inspiring fiddle acted like a gal vanic battery upon the nerves, when every limb shook in time to the merry set-to, and grace and activity j were rewarded by applause. A Walfz ! fudge ! if will do well enough for the French, whose licentious ness is proverbial ; but our American ladies were nev er intended to arrive at such a degree of refinement. Heaven forbid that they should ! and I am proud to sav there is something in our nature, that revolts at the idea. ac he of A letter in t|ie London Courieri from M Samuel> 8tates a t |, at a discovery had been made of the Book of Jusher, tioned in Joshua, chap. 10, and II. Samuel chap. 1 . The writer further states that he obtained it from a Jew of Bar bary, who did not know its value; that he is now translating » '£• ^ ^ be published ' " ith Jt ; 8 written in a plain and beautiful style—commences with the creation of uiuu, contains very copious accounts of Jew ish records, not mentioned in scripture, and reaches as far as Joshua, f might say much on this subject, Mr Editor, hut my principal object was to state that a few evenings ago, (blush not for the fallen honors of France,) I made hold to peep into the window of a negro ball room ; when, lo, and behold! damsels from the ebonv black to the golden mulatto, were gliding with their sooty partners through the graceful windings of the W altz ! Pompev's arm gently clasped the sylphlike waist of the lovely Cloe, and away they went, the former with a look of exultation, exclaiming, "Go way you—white folk no hold a candle to nigger for dance Kloppinhiggcr Waltz. if BENEDICT. nt rule for conversation .—We should he as careful not to offend unnecessarily, as not to mislead inten tionally, those with whom we converse ; and indeed to give unnecessary pain, by remarks in conversation, is not only a breach of manners, but of morals. THE BIBLE. men the other He eays ter, ery. ting A Steam Boat 50 feet long and 18 wide, built of sheet iron, and drawing about two feet water, e through the Dismal Swamp Canal last week, and left here on Sunday for Newbern, to run between that place and Beaufort through the Clubfoot and Harlow's F.liz, City Star A new novel, Anne af Geirstein or the Maiden of the Mist, by the author of Waverley, is announced. 1 'reek Canal. that ALMANAC. FEBRUARY. 15 Sunday 16 Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 Thursday 20 Friday 21 Saturday Sun Rises. Sim Sets. High Water ~ 9 69 10 44 11 29 morn. 0 13 0 56 1 36 Moon's Phases. t-* TJ 2 g £-5 » " -ft* 1C H H B 0 ) 000 ( 1 } . 6 43 5 17 6 42 5 18 6 41 5 19 6 39 5 21 6 38 5 22 6 23 5 24 eo ta to <o * 6 37 « 36 — t* w * <a .ft » o ? The late Ren. John Somme rß: Id .—The friends of this extraordinary young clergyman, who was so early cut off' in the pride of youth and beauty, and in the dawn of what was fondiv hoped would have been a long and brilliant career of usefulness in the Christian world, will be pleased to learn that arrangements have at length been completed for the publication of a bio graphical sketch of his life, to embrace, we believe, some selections from his remains. His life was short, but brilliant as a meteor ; and on the thousands and tens of thousands who hung with rapture upon the thrilling accents of his tongue, while the sweet mes sages of heaven's mercy were distilling from his lips,, an impression was made that time cannot obliterate. We were apprised some considerable time since, that the relations and more intimate friends of Mr S. both here and in England, had united in a request to Mr James Montgomery, the poet, to become his biogra pher. The idea of employing the distinguished thor of " The World Before the Flood," upon this subject, was a happy one. His prose is equally feli citous, and perhaps, more vigorous than his verse ; and he would have brought to the task, a mind richly cultivated, and refined by all the Christian graces; im bued with the purest principles ; and in all respects, fitted to appreciate and portray the character of the deceased. ■in And though it is a matter of regret, that thus peculiarly qualified, Mr Montgomery was himself if to at Montgomery was himself unable to undertake the work, yet it is a source of no little satisfaction that the work is to he executed by a friend selected for that purpose by Mr M. and under his immediate superintendence and direction. The arrangements that have been made will more fully ap pear from the following extracts which we have been permitted to make from the letters of Mr Montgome ry himself. I " Sheffield, October 13, 1828. " f answer your letter immediately, and though briefly, I hope satisfactorily. Please to send the MSS. for the Memoir and Remains of the late Rev. J. S. to me, and 1 will put them into Mr Holland's hands. I have just seen him, and he is willing, on my recom mendation, to undertake the work. I have promised him any assistance which he may want, and which I may have in my power : I will revise all the which you may send, and all which Mr H. pose from them. I do not absolutely pledge myself further at present : but I will say that if tion, 1 find the subject one in which it may be right for me to come forward in my own name, to commend to public attention, as a really valuable accession to reli gious biography and literature, I will see Mr H's. task completed, and will address a letter to him, frankly stating my sentiments respecting the character and merits of the deceased, which he may publish in the preface or as an introduction of the volume to its fu ture readers. Of course, the burden of that epistle, if ever written, will he Mr Sumrnerfield's claims >ne of the spirits of just men made perfect, to per petuated remembrance on earth—not the praises of his biographer and editor. In both these capacities, indeed, 1 cannot doubt Mr H. will do justice to the departed, and warrant the confidence with which I have spoken to you of his qualifications" * * * papers mav com on examina In compliance with the request in the foregoing let ter, the MSS. were immediately sent to Mr Montgom ery. The following is an extract from his letter ac knowledging the receipt of the package, and indica ting his opinion of the materials thus placed at his disposal :— " Sheffield. Oct. 27, 1828. I received (he parcel this morning. I must not say that I have lost a day intended to be very differently