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sX.'l JOHN" F. GF ART, M. ! 'Thc revelations of the microscope have l.r()wa open to us worlds sublime m tneir 1'iiiW..-. The labor of the exnen- and ignorance have even endued it wuh the extraordinary property cf expressing the outpourings of t!ie angry and malev olent passions of IIl-M whose name was the denial of aueht of cvu. .1 mental philosopher liavc tacght U3 Mat we mu-t look f r the grwitne of matter :., nnil iinnereetd.Ijie mol rules, which smny, or in True, the i . i ?.i scarcain"' laniy. 01 science ikis cuaun-u to tear away this dork mantle, and bring into dearer icw and brighter light the rt-ry lightning of heaven! The minor ,. .- I develoome:its of tins wondrous -li;n- li'iiiaunii, rW7r-'; . " .r! though the finest points which art can timliiiv r'-ulu enaa'lv 2rar.d, wlien.er, r produio r. uts c p.. ) c , . g. j ,j am,,.e ?1,!iee for their sphere o f iu-tioii be the otoit of a ' i t v . . ,. : .he Ux t, are palpable to the touch, obeu.ent plane., or i.w !-'... v ajuUr race ' i . that si f,f IriT-nf v-h three hundred tuou :md a-; i. : e ;u d in bulk to a grain of hard ! Tin: va-t b-'ly of atmosphere which surr-jun U our globe, extending above its surf to the height of thirty four or five mi!', exerting a pressure equal to fifteen poun Is upon every square inch of sur face with v hich it comes in contact, which is as much a substance as stone, iron, or uteel, admitting of being condensed, ex panded, heated, cooled, weighed and measured, h composed of articles so in finitely s:aa!l that it is imperceptible not only to the naked eye, but to the most powerful micro-copes yet invented ; even when submitted in its largest masses and condensed to the utmost powers of me- ('iimc.l mntrivance! And even the next -ub-;anee in density to atmosphere and g.i-cons bodies in general, water, tho' clearly proved to be composed of glob ule which admit ihe globules of other bodies of greater density between them without any increase in volume or bulk. . o that a co:isi 1 -ruble quantity of -alt or u jir may lie added to a fu'l gla-" of wa ter without over (Ion it:g the vessel; and tlllYf-.l . ! . I contrivance to run from point to point from city to city, fly round tho globe, through mid-air, under the bosom of the earth or the depths of the ocean, to con vey, in legible words, a message of peace, or war, a word to set the wheels of com merce in swuieriiiotion, the tioiclul sounds of domestic l.'.rr.entations and wo, or the joyous accents of increased happiness, and unexpected prosperity! And yet who ha.-, or c;in, measure us the bulk, the dimensions, the quantity of the primary atoms of Electricity ? Will you, ye ob jurgators of small doses ? Will you, whose faith has been chained for thou sands of years to crude masses, who be lieve that nothing can have medical effi- caov unless its bulk is formidable and its appeals to the human organism disgust ing ? Learn from the facts we note, and which such of you as understand aught about them, cannot deny, the might of littleness, and be wise r- J useful. There is another phenomenon which. to our mill I. stf...l? in verv close relation to that ju.-t mentioned, r.nd a no les: IHiinted illustration of the subject in hand r .--- 1 . ' 1. ' T - ' 1 .-1 ...i.: .1. I . f ?.,,-. a pint et s,.r!ts oi w .lie :ni.ei v. .,:i uu if. is i-iiie?u o.ie men una in iitic muuc emial diiantitv cf water, wiil fail short of i much noise in the world; and has become i i quart does not reveal to our eioest I as much an object of reverential awe to s-rutiiiy its moh eular panicles. Hut h-t us interrogate matter directly 2EAEEUG2 OF BLOOD RELATIONS j On the Gth day of the session of the American Association for the Advance ment of Science, held recently in Provi dence, a remarkable paper was read in the department of Natural History, by the liev. diaries' lirooKs, oi mwun. Its title was, 'Remarks on the Intermar riage of Blood Keiations, and the Trans mission of Peculiar Traits." Mr. 1 rooks, ia presenting his paper, remarked: uIt is believed that the laws of nature forbid the marriage of near blood relations with each other, because the children from such alliances are freqiv ntly found to be in a partly abnormal Suite of body and mind. There ec:as to be an arrest of normal development. They often lack that entire and symmetrical equilibrium of the physical, intellectual, and moral power which constitutes the whole man. Yet it is true that the children of parents w ho were not related do not present a normal development. How decide ? By observation, simply. If you have expe rience and observation, count np the chil dren known to have been born from first cousins, and compare with the offspring of others who have not married near blood relations, and I th'uik," adds Rev. Mr. Brooks, '-that any man will be con vinced there is a deep and durable differ ence between them." The learned speaker then presented a frightful list of examples of the pernio ious fruits of intermarriage in families 'N. P , of W , Massachusetts, at. 1 a little more in (:: periiuctita! philosopher i as our interpr Wi.ii ii.e e:c the chetui-t! .... - some, as of contempt and ridicule to eth ers: ImiiIi parties maybe in extremes. A third pr.rty is neutral, lest they may i e r.-vu-cd cf the fanaticism of the for- the ie vity and thoughtlessne? r. luts la.-t f.xt is mueii to 1, r.s it is or.lv from men of !, trained int-.lieets. clear heads ar. 1 c ;u imr.ginr.tirr.s. we can hope for a !r:.ly s!er.;i.ic soIt:ti n of this, or any other natural phenomenon. We know 1.' ated forehead and roll down his face that in all age ami countries, untaught whence docs it come ? It ha-forced its j and over-fanciful minds have found an v.ay through no less than or,o hundred ca-y dilution tor all natural wonders, a i l twenty-live little !' iiiiiutitis (! he ori-j w'hLh had their origin in causes bevond f'.s of the sudoriparous giaml-.) which : their cimprehetision, in referring them to i i.e grain of staid would cover. j supernatural agency, either divine or di- cr.-; i wants cither tlu o e.' and intei'e-ting spceu.a; --wits, and tuni to ai.c she is ready to jr-.n.t. F.very one has f h 1 -op" of perspiration .t us - tt-i ottri i. ... . i lit.; ty or oi: ;:;!.; ; ;t::it liie sttj pile-1 ... tite -'Lit: rwid't: i i'at her uiion hi How larirc was the seed that pr lvcopci-don, or put'-h.i'.l? , ! h it io e :r I Y.'e 1'! l' .tctae. -f ( . a str.vr'.e t.:.:r I - tti b.tad.'ed an 1 twenty-ii V t'lons.ia.! a- grctn as tln organised '.'nil d jced that li'lle pud'-bi.'l! Yet! I t.vd ' a!!i..u!, I t.ve .i,,., C:i;i t: i ' s of Of ihe Tiuiclr whose euTinins tttv tunicu tins crectihJv to v.i ait-l t ov.tr, it is unneces. ;t .:;:: ; . to s--;.;-,k. L it lv Jc-ctoo men t.rni's . ho-e mental culture an-1 reasoning i pro-; I't.v. ers er.hh-J them to overleap the ob- ov.n times and the preju- !es of tl b'.tween your lingers. but mind your i dices of the past, grappled with these eyes and the direction m' the wind ee what a cloud of fed- it pro-luces ! eaeh particle will prixlucf !ycopi-rlon i.i'.I upon fruitful .-oil how i balls would tlie-e Millions of n llo.it m the sunbeams bri know not let hiia wb- i- '. hi-. e h of tie. ;. ...e pllliehs of matii r '-ive t -ik ti.ilt 1 ' i ..ito. d d o'.., fancied monsters of human terror, strip ped them of their powers, and reduced them to the condition of wilSinj; and use- in the eeoriomv of civiliza- Stiii, though it may seem hazard- g ftth ? I, c,i;s io venture an opinion on the true Da I ia hi- pc : tare cf a j.!;e::oir.enon, which manv look ;any pinf- j ful servant .illiM-s that : tie of t'..:.t ( .1 rci-r his , ( ,, e, 1 oecni'v a d -pi,.:-e ; in a ilra i 1 ; uji. I ha e i! t v-the sita whiili I f.r.1 t) be i ::s of -.:. hx.h, i - : answer ; "(..-; ;.'.--. .iy-d..c-or the ' , :h !..: dhl'l-c- : t.a.c - ; he i.;ay ' ( ,;:-, v. r tv. : Ive f t t.,1 ; h;i h I kcr p a lit- j Tr.ny bv a V.V p-u.'n ; It cf its m i.tv re-';!ii.i i.-.i. it n. :e views and icelincrs of; upon so many qtet those ( f vital impor- :,d .... rank it only whh such as tl.tti the r.inge of the esperiinen---p!:-r, r.nd ia whic-h theutilarian and ! y fiaj his aeccunt, to strip spir ii" character and use it i.K.re than vo rn illu-tration cf the vast powers I l-r.tltlle-t llV ntV ! I,,.b. (.!', ivlr- tT "tain ol liiii-k. and t,;i-r- are inttnv tiiou-' -,t vi not wing the promp;ings of ourgen- ins. leavimr those w Iio rheoip in Mvit nn,l i. ..c .- i . , ,. . . , " -""" ,i I , s i .;irucu-s in eacn cui.ic men ami ! trusting to t He iiir is ever chanuhiir. Now ears i i,;ive ciijnvi ,; t;,. . ... .... a in i.'.v grain oi niu-k i ii.ia.oi r manv! trailietorv -i.t,' frr.m -i.l ,.r . , J i4 ttyiin ui spil- lat-.o i:;xii v, irs ,ir!i Miitt)-rn:n(. i r . ( . . . . t.itiiQ e,t.,jiu;,iiiu:oii lroin not I rcei.tihly; the hill of science. T.,. n , i .... . , I . vy.ui-1'JU ucai he.l m bulk, tho-i-h u wonhl be' .1.1 . l. . : .i i- . . . - d.m-ult to calculate the .,un,l-r of par- own -,L-e n!1.t ' Jv. . v:i!i- Uti'.ix ii. iuthul tiiiu-' ,. , , persons, we mean even-el-n, common- :7,ue rn: :L:a we 6vA 0;; 2. -,ee hundred and -ty thousand such be. t blue people; mvstical r ,Z I'-i-i". hill one ovi r I ,e ..,. r ......vi1 , ' ' I - i '- . . . , ' i i- .isiiii- .i.i inrn ,l tliicklUSi .' ops o! one, or both sexes. ra, fi,i ;. convenient, is round it. Bv "oriinarv people, twittieal wo.de. rpr- f .r,; w And that , fal r.eo,,le, and ea.-.ilv-frhtnnn.i i. a may U- beaten out so a., ' the worst ;-ten to o W ,T Inn .'tace lMca-ui in-r f.fiv sn iro-.-. I 1 .. .. J I '-ooie ii:ui eniZV and siif.i tv.,,- : v - - t . jL-k A,,;, i- ments : being seated comfortably round, let each person lay the palms of the hands nn tltA t a 1.1 i.tf i . . libe the wlu.V r.A. a ...i ., . . v Jual "'s,le w 'n,andfor t ( C"VI i i I locoes, l;, ous wire-liawer, with fi.Vteeti oune. 0f g,, wI1j CIlg.lge t f-npply silver gilt wire enough to circum- v- ni l,e at tunc f-ol.l. n:,.t ....?. , like g .'d, as th - su v c-i'd" ' i miuules await the result. a fine looking and intelligent man, and of good health, married his first cousin, a woman likewise blessed with a liberal supply of excellent health, and of a cheerful spirit. They were happy. But children were born ; and one was clump footed, another had but one eye, and all of them were very weak in intellect, small in person, and have heads shaped like a fiut iron, point turned downward. "The inhabitants of the Bahamas hare not much brains, and are as homely as sin. Reason they intermarry. "At Martha's Vineyard they have a particularly bad time. The island is sea girt. The youths can not go a-courting elsewhere, because of the rolling billows and so they content themselves with Mar thas in the Vineyard. The island incon sequence is, according to our author, full of illustrations.' Their minds," says Mr. Brooks, mildly, "are moderate ; their health is feeble. ' "The man whoa I employed on that island," ssys Mr. Brooks, "married his first cousin, and their parents were sec ond cousins. Their first three children were born without eyes, and lived but a few hours. A very particularly unfor tunate case." "In Virginia," says Mr. B., "where blood relations have married in order to keep the ftimiiy property entire, there are unusual numbers of imbecile minds who cannot manage the property that has been thus foolishly secured." From Fredricksburg, Virginia, we have these facts : "A certain family of wealth and re spectability have intermarried for many generations, until there cannot be found in three or four of them a sound man or woman. One has sore eyes, another scrofula, a third is idiotic, a fourth blind. a fifth bandy-legged, a sixth with a head about the size of a turnip ; with not one of the number exempt from some physi cal or mental defects. Yet they perse vere in intermarrying, although these monuments are constantly before them." "It cannot be," said he, "that all these results are mere chance. Is it not more probable that they are proofs of the vio lation cf na'ural laws? -The Professor arrived at the following conclusions : "1. That the laws (used and misused) which improve or deteriorate the breeds in lower animals, are the same laws of nature which improve or deteriorate the huniati race. "2. That an ur,usaaj number of imbe cile children, born from parents who are first cousins, arc often found in the same family. "3. That few, if any, children, born cf parents who arc first cousins.exceed their parents in bodily strength or mental pow er, wude children born of parents not re lated are frequently found to do so." Signs.; L-itiot-Iv The.- ll.'i Utii; c t a subtle !.:Ul,;,.h pervades Oct-Door Exercise. jt ;3 owing, mainly to their delight ia out-door exer cise that the elevated classes in England reach a patriarchal age, notwithstanding their habits of high living, of late hours of wine drinking, and many other health destroying agencies; the deaths of their generals, their lords, their earls and their d ikes are chronicled almost every week, at 70, 80 and 90 years, it is because they will be on horseback, the most elegant, rational and aecomr-h-hed r.f .,!l r, . .c er.nst.'... . I i-iiiui consiueruoly , arrears : mere exercise. V.rh fi.r i .. ..... j tors. But the whole credit of longevity lublicly ainst th, ' --? "lPven tothe.r .Teatcr ! . . . . "a-e state as it ; '"e oi ,ieki-sport? : n must !. A -i 'jii lit ir -i nrin r. , enormous s:"ict-r:n-' u , " " Aur lv"'"' v u !-' lilJU-"I:cglns "defective ed-l emu., s . Go, i.itcrro-atu the h,-.n it,., ucation " it's i. .... orm and the sp.der-thc sheep .-ays, ! WviI of a fellow," fr aU thaL a pound of invfiecce Maybe- . ,.n v-i ii e a. to ex. ;,! , , p , ( -VU Ltar a wowan wvip, " u- ? .aedal-forlL thread." v1 V 1 ncw"W " rribly gtu. i'z that .1,; z 1 r -&tA - out to itv -: i.,...--l ..!, T. K ! a Z 'C is Considend.lv ;.. sat? oi jn fartJi : on the subscription. tV! ., . r:.s thr.,:,-l. r I " "- jou near a woman a nil known ,;l greater . . "iK :--ie as it , oi ,:ciu-.-p,n.' ; n must h" divided , ! Vntiues-its combhilmJ l never tried it-or, if! with the other not less characteristic trait- r. 1 the clou.!, of l.eavcn:;. e,,, , ' !iC married a man WA ... i ..f n T..,; v.,,,... 1 lnLU r. ,. . . ,. ' "' ' i i, " "s'.c f,;is ,v" "i"-:u ujuicigan he wi 1 ..,t- ell Is ai I t-rri' r -r ii. pirl. .A r tiveanj ve.. fj p. t-'e.i ii!,ie to j.r'nbie.. Su ed by a t.tnre threat roar t raaca in foult as the worid e-isy ; and could wc, as a r-eo- lit Tut- r -rsuatie ourstlves to do the d -tKie-' k w i Aiif.-i. r.i ti nt'- itnbi ! of war ha-ever! .. . "-""o "Wj'cr exan.ialn.r ., to the a v. i- -s.,.-n, bar ; lWf h " i-renceo! a '"any a brot-n fortune, and broken con- ! et;ru:;-..a. r t J:,urnd-f JIuJtA. THE FOPULAS CLEEGYHAN. A man with moderate intellect, a mor al sfcuidard not higher thtui the average, some rhetorical affluence and great ghb ncss of speech, what is the career in which, without the aid of birth or mon ey, he may most easily attain power and reputation in English society f uere is that Goshen of mediocrity in which a mattering of science and learning wi,l pass for profound instruction, where plat itudes will be accepted as wisdom, tngo.- ed narrowness as holy zeal, unctuous etrotism as God-given piety ? Let such a an become an evangelical preacher, he will then find it possible to reconcile small ability with great ambition, superficial knowledge with the prestige of erudition. middling morale with a high reputation for sanctity. Let htm shun practical ex rremes and be ultra only in what is pure ly theoretic: let him be stringent on pre destination, but latiiudinarian on fasting unflinching in insisting on the eternity of punishment, but diffident of curtailing the substantial comforts of time ; ardent and imaginative on the pre-niillenial advent of Christ, but cold and cautious towards any other infringement of the status quo. Let him fish for souls not with the incon venient bait of singularity, but with the drag-net of comfortable conformity. Let him be hard and literal in his interpreta tion only when he wants to hurl texts at the heads of unbelievers and adversa ries ; but when the letter of the Scrip tures presses too closely on the genteel Christianity of the nineteenth century, let him use his spiritualizing alembic and disperse it into impalpable ether. Let him preach less of Christ than of Anti christ ; let him be less definite in showing what sin is than in showing who is the Man of Sin less expansive on the bless edness of faith than on the accursedness of infidelity. Above all, let him set up as an interpreter of prophecy, and rival Moore's Almanac in the prediction of po litical events, tickling the interest of hear ers who are but moderately spiritual by showing how the Holy Spirit has dictated problems and charades for their benefit, and how, if they are ingenious enough to solve these, they may have their Chris tian graces nourished by learning pre cisely to whom they may point as the "horn that had eyes," "the lying proph et," and the "unclean spirits." In this way he will draw men to him by the strong cords of their passions, made rea son-proof by being baptized with the name of piety. In this way he may gain a metropolitan pulpit ; the avenues to his church will be as crowded as the passag es to the opera ; he has but to print hi prophetic sermons and bind them in hilar and gold, and they will adorn the drawing-room table of all 'evangelical ladies, who will regard them as a sort of pious "light reading" the demonstration and the prophecy of the locusts whose sting is in their tail, is fulfilled in the act of the Turkish commander's having taken a horse's tail for his standard, and that the French are the very frogs predicted in the Revelations Pleasant to the clerical flesh under such circumstances is the arrival of Sunday ! Somewhat at a disadvantage during the week, in the presence of working-day in terests and lay splendors, on Sunday the preacher becomes the cynosure of a thou sand eyes, and predominates at once over the Amphitryon with whom he dines, and the most captious member of his church or vestry. He has an immense advan tage over all other public speakers. The platform orator is subject to the criticism of hisses and groans. Counsel for the plaintiff expects the retort of counsel for tr e defendant. The honorable gentle man on one side of the House isliable to have his facts and figures shown up by his honorable friend on the opposite side. Even the scientific or literary lecturer, if he is dull or incompetent, may see the best part of his audience quietly slip out one by one. But the preacher is com pletely master of the situation : no one may hiss, no one may depart Like the writer of the imaginary conversations, he may put what imbecilities he pleases into the mouths of L13 antagonists, and swell with triumph when he has refuted them. He may riot in gratuitous assertions, con fident tliat no man will contradict him ; he may exercise perfect free-will in logic, and invsnt illustrative experience ; he may give an evangelical edition of history with the inconvenient facts omitted: All this he may do with impunity, certain that those of his hearers who are not sympa thizing are not listening. For the press ha3 no band of critics who go the round of the churches and chapels, and are on the watch for a slip or defect in the preacher, to make a "feature" in their ar ticle ; the clergy are, practically, the mo.st irresponsible of all talkers. For this reason, at least, it isj well that they do not always allow their discourses to bo mere ly fugitive, but are often induced to f,x them in that black and white in which they are oin to the criticism of any man who has the courage and patience to treat them with thorough freedom of speech lually, it would u f 1 ten years .r.2g: 01 human life, and and pen. (hS'Au cxehange calls the union of 1-iig.aud and France a-'al-ui, p.. J--uU lro-i 1 .not ,.n From Life Illustrated. PAS! YOTJKG KEN- "We have meditated much upon this singular class of our fellow-creatures. Their creed is, that it is a sign of supe rior understanding for a man to make a fool of himself. 1 lence, though they are bad enough in reality, they affect to be a trreat deal worse than they are. They assume vices though they have them not, and toil after wickedness as philosophers toil after truth. What throes of anguish they endure in childhood in learning to smoke! With what fortitude they bear up against the nausea of early drink ! What pains they take in acquiring the Mun of their set ! How laboriously they try experiments in disfiguring their per sons until thev have attained the precise ugliness of costume demanded by the public opinion of the body to which they belong ! How freely they waste in the evening what they have worked all day to earn! How resolutely they deny them selves every rational gratification in or der to procure irrational ! With what a fine nonchalence they sacrifice all their future possibilites of well-doing and well being ! All because they think it is some thing great to be a perfect fool. And yet we have some charity for these deluded creatures. It was not altogether their fault that they adopted a faith so extraordinary. Rowdies, we have ob served, abound most where' those sects have most power that forbid or discour age innocent pleasures. All the sons of George III. were fast young men ; for George III. was a narrow-minded bigot, a bigot of routine, who made his palace the abode of dullness and tedium, and who kept his children in an unnatural condition of restraint It is notorious, also, that the sons of clergymen are apt to be of the fast species. And there is a City, not far off, which is celebrated for two things quakerism and rowdyism. In Germany, where there are no bigots, there are no fast young men. In France, we believe there are few. In American families, where the sportive impulses of boyhood are allowed free scope as long as they are indulged innocently, and where the young are not nauseated with moral instruction and religious observances, and where the youthful mind is awakened and fed with nutriment suitable to it, where genial books are on the shelf, and good newspapers are on the table in such families fast young men are not produc ed. Where we see a man who makes it a sin to dance, or walk on Sunday, we see a man whose children are almost sure to wring his heart by their dissipation or disobedience. Rowdyism, we maintain, is something unnatural. It is the recoil from sanctimony. If there were no mock saints, there were no mock rogues. Biir otry and rowdyism are unseparable, for the latter is to adopt a mathematical term the complement of the former. Know this, O teachers of youth, that if you persuade a boy that a certain in nocent act is wrong, and that boy goes and does the act so stigmatised, he is as much demoralized as though the act were really wrong ; and every time he does it, he sinks in the moral scale, and prepares himself to do the worst acts. That is the process by which fast young men are made. To these remarks we will add a little personal experience. The writer of these paragraphs passed the greater part of his youth at a grimly sanctimonious boarding school. It was avowedly a sectarian in stitution, and every effort wa3 made to in culcate sectarian doctrines. There were long prayers and Bible-reading3 three times a day. On Sundays, the pupils went to church twice, had severe drilling in catechism, Bible, and moral philoso phy, and in the evening a long palaver from the principal of the school. On feast and fast days there was extra church going, and additional prayers at home. On Sundays all play was prohibited, and no books were allowed to be read except such as no boy will read voluntarily. 1 lie teachers, who worked this system, were well-meaning enough, though ex cessively stupid partly from nature, and ch iefiy f rom college. "Well wlmt moral results were produced ? We solemnly aver, that in no commu nity in which we have since had any knowledge was there so low a moral tone, so much outrageous wickedness, so little regard for the rights of others, such ha bitual nastiness of conversation, such a proclivity for all that is most vulgar, hate ful, and suicidal, such egregrious conceit and gross irreverence as in that religious boarding-school. In two days we learn ed more evil in that school than in all our previous life. The subject of conversa tion was one which can not here be nam ed. The vilest books were secretly cir culated The constant source of amuse ment was to burlesque the minuter and the individual who read prayers. To steal the produce, of the neighboring far mers poor, hard-working men, most of Hie,,, was accounted a great glory. No man's fruit, wiihin five miles of that r hg.-i.is institution, was afe. Every boy above the age of fourteen smoked not because he liked it, but because it was J!"'. Lin t (l.r. rx.lr... 1 -. c ., iu.u required a "re.U into the woods, make a fire, cook a stolen , woose, concoct a gallon of whiskey punch. 1 '" c ' - 1 ! 1 drink four glasses each, have a great vie- j n 1 linuch srencrallv. and act home without "- c; - t . showing it. Nearly every uno of those bovs, when he left school and went home to New York to live, became a very fa--t IT ! .! ' hi his h jwer, related t! ire. 0:1 the T,,,. c 1 iuu(i, l;et 'i',,. young man. The letters written back to their late companions were chiefly !ev o tcd to the recital of low adventures j,, tlio places where no decent young man wbM bovsl of having been. The few who es caped the contagious vileness cf tats school not wholly debaed, were tho :e tcho had a passion for reading, and wi-j be came sincerely interested in their studies. Is our experience peculiar ? iot at all. Wc have made inquiries on that point. We are convinced that there is 110 school in this land, conducted on what we may call sanctimonious principles, in which the tone of moral feeling, and mora! con duct, too, is not wretchedly low -in which it is not thought to be something great to be dissipated, to despise authority, and to insult superiors. Hundreds anior.g our readers know that what we are saying on this subject is true, though, perhaps, they may not all like Io have it said. Every one has his tale to tell of college tricks, but it occurs to few that the prev alence of those tricks argues in the stu dents who perform them a most pitiable poverty of mind, as well as a low and vulgar tone of feeling. - But we liave wandered soaiewhat from our original purpose, which was merely to remind those who have to do with the training of boys, that long-faced sancti mony and bare-faced rowdyism have the closest possible relationship that of Cause and Effect t'-i s:r 'A.sloiyis told of tho Stilt, m by a coimtrvman of ours, who was called Gm?taiiiinopht- superintend the latinc!,. ing of some royal ships. The Turks ., . , .i -. 1 .. 1 .....ii..., iliesc miners uv naim. .nm ny u.e t;) strength of hundreds of then.. American went to work ;m In;"'. .;. wars and props after the American fa-h. tan. so as to. let the vecl launch ii.-i-f. When he had got his operations nearly completed, the Saltan, who was present and noticed the small number of hU workmen, sent word to know if he dij not want more help? No, ho replied. hi; had enough. Thinking he had been nii--understood, the Sultan sent a second tin-.e to offer n hundred men from the rny;d lockyards. Again he refused, and bcit ; busy, answered rather sharply, this time. At that moment, the signal was given, the props knocked away, :;d the vessel stag ed without the aid of hands, slid smooth ly and gracefully along the frame work then off off into the blue waters of the Golden Horn. Lifting his hands ami eyes in amazement, "MtL-hallah!" ex claimed Abdul Mcdjid, "God is great! God helps him if he is an infidel 1" So say I of Abdul Medjid. When he links his fortunes with humanity ana trecdoi.i may God help him if he is an inlt- del." ,on. - j deal of trouble to cscap detection. The i tl'-LgU of the older loya was to go far Fixe Time for Doctors. The fol lowing is presumed to be the soliloquy of a young physician, who hopes by the multiplication of diseases to get into prac "Considering the damp, muddy state of the streets at this time of the year, I am equally amazed and delighted to see the ladies, almost universally going about in thin shoes. This elegant fashion beau tifully displays the conformation of the ancle joint ; but to the surgeon it has an other recommendation. I behold the del icate foot, separated scarcely by the thick ness of thin paper from the mire. I see the exquisite instep, undefended by a mere web. I meditate on the influence of cold and wet upon the frame ; I think of the catarrhs, coughs, pleurisies, pneu monias, consumptions, and other interest ing affections, that necessarily must result from their application to the feet ; and then I reckon up the number of pills, bo luses, powders, draughts, mixtures, leech es, and blisters, which will consequently be sent in to the fair sufferers, calculate what they must come to, and w ish I had the amount in my pocket." FARMERS. Adam was a farmer while yet in Par adise, and after his fall, commanded to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. Job, the honest, upright and patient, was a farmer, and his patience ha pass ed into proverb. Socrates was a farmer, and yet wedded to his culling the glory of his immortal philosophy. St . Luke was a farmer, r.nd divide? with Prometheus the honor of subjecting the ox for the use of man. Cincinnatus was a farmer, and the no blest Roman cf them all. Burns was a farmer, and the Muse found him at the plough, and filled his soul with poetry. Washington was a farmer, and retired from the highest earthly station to enjoy the quiet of rural life, and present to the world a spectacle of human greatness. To these names may be added a host of others who sought peace and repose in the cultivation of their mother earth. The enthusiastic Lafayette the stead fast Pickering the schlastic Jefferson the fiery Randolph, all found an Eldora do of consolation from life's cares and troubles, iu the green and verdant lawns that surrounded their homesteads. The Kesucks The style of living among the French inhabitants of Cana da is exceedingly simple. They grow their own wool and flax to a great ex tent, and spin and weave the domestic cloth. Nearly all their clothing and bed ding is home made ; their furniture ex tremely simple and inexpensive, as well as their houses. As to their food, this may be taken as their daily bill of fare : Breakfast sour milk and black bread, which is made of coarsely ground wheat or barley flour, very dark colored, mixed with rye pounded in a wooden mortar. For dinner, the same bread in soup, gen erally made of pork, and frequently thickened with peas ; for supper, sour milk and bread. At the Sunday dinner they have potatoes. Tea, coffee, and sugar are rarely used, and no fruit ex cept wild cherries or plums, and but little butter, cheese, or meat Fish is a con siderable article of diet ; but bread coarse black bread is the staple food of all the French population. What is Holy Scripture? Phre nology is holy scripture. Geology is ho ly scripture. Astronomy is holy scrip ture. The laws of each science were written by the finger of the Deity ; and instinct and reason were given to man so that he might find them out for his enter tainment, activity, improvement and hap piness. Decs any one say these sciences are not holy scripture ? GrandaVs Re port. S"A brother editor, last summer, conjugated the increasing heat in some what the following style : " Hot, hotter, hottest ; hottenlot, hot ten toter, hottentotest ; liotlentotiasiiiio, hottentotissimus, hotleiitotisiitmutii ; hot as an oven, hot as two ovens, hot as four ovens, hot as seven ovens hot !" His cant-turn must lutvo been exposed to an afternoon mn, wi.li jut either draught or ventilation. Lay or Sax J. -n.A New York journal in the rural districts, satirizes the bombardment of Sun Juan after the fol lowing manner: , " father, nml mothvr, a.,d 1, And ten go,'! eMn more, teat na oM woman tone b!-.i,! TliatcoulduH stc ioucli before.'' C;T Our enemies Rr urdul as our friti.d... often quite a What a feeling of regret steals over the heart as the joyous days of youth flit, as heaven-lit dreams, across our im agination to think they are lost forever. When the rare opportunity offers itself of snatching a few moments for contem plation from the toils of the busy world, how rcailily do we embrace it, brief tho' it be, to indulge in the pleasing remem brance of the past to compare it with the present, and trust for a realization of thing3 long sighed for in the future. What a glorious thing is youth ! full of warm confidence, high hopes, generous feelings flowing from the heart like a gu.sh of music from an angel's harp. How keen are its enjoyments ; how novel its sensations ; how exquisite its appreciation of the true and beautiful ! What music is there to compare with the outpour ings of a youthful and generous heart? What height is there for a youthful heart, prompted by a noble ambition, impossi ble to climb? But the transient dream of youth soon fades away ; and alas, how soon old age comes creeping on, so im perceptibly that we start and'sigh for days now lost With time wc begin to analyse our sensation:-, examine the petals of the (lower of our youth and let the odor es cape, until one by one the leaves fads and fall, and the withered stem alone is left in the gazer's hand. CjjT We rather like the inscription tit the head of the Rockland Gazette. It runs thus : "An independent paper, devoted to the benefit of its patrons and the pecu niary profit of its publisher." CiS Among the curiosities lately placed in a museum, is a mosquito's bladder, containing tho souls of twenty-four mi sers, and the, fortunes of twelve print -w. .It is nearly half full. CIT If the man in tho luoon could fjpesik to people 011 earth, ho'.v many would blush to hear him. Wisdom. It i.i wiser to prevent a quarrel beforehtuid than to revenue it iff-lerwai-.Lj. Cr Calamity never leaves 11 where it finds us. It tit her Rofk-ns or burdens the heart. Better u ono that takes care th;ui tea that con', rive. Ct' A pei iict ji;r: i but Ui.'AW-f U rsa for u profound hyprcrite.