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A. A. EARLE, PUBLISHER.!
o Moro Oompromiiso witli Slavory.
1 TERMS, 61,25 IANCR
VOLUME 1.
1RASBURGII, VERMONT, FPJPAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1856.
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illisf cllancous Articles.
Wealth and Education.
Ia selecting between two objects, it is
necessary that we should have some
knowledge of the value, importance and
influence which each possesses in the es
timate of those minds which combined
make a world. Thus we may consider
these as two exhaustless fountains, from
whose depths proceed those crystal streams
vhich eTer cast a halo of light and joy
by which to illuminate many a despond
ing heart, and from whose flowing streams
each thirsty and craving heart would fain
lrink. "- -When one has once sipped the
enchanting draught, it will only serve to
increase that desire which knows no rest
cmtil he has succeeded in drawing from
the very depth, which pleasure he can
never be permitted to enjoy ; for these
fountains are exhaustless, and although
he may draw from their treasures for
years or even centuries, he will not be
able to penetrate their crystal waves,
whose mysterious current will ever con
tinue to flow an uadimned and undiminish
ed. Bat brightest and most pure are
those streams which issue from the foun
tain of education, and creates in mankind
desires and aspirations which angels do
not blush to own, and which elevate man
to that standard, which from the begin
iring of the world, was erected as a mark
toward which all his energies and am
bition should center. It excells in bright
ness and glory, the dazzling splendor
with which wealth decorates herself, as
the glittering diamond excels in beauty
and brightness, the grey pebbles which
Jay scattered in every direction.
"Wealth, 'tis true is endowed with many
charms, and she extends in every direc
tion her enticing treasures to allure the
heart and engage the attentin of an as
piring world. In many instacnes it places
within our reach those enjoyments which
aptivates to bewilder onr senses, and
which will charm for a moment but soon
leaves us discontented or unsatisfied; for
the mind, man's noblest treasure still re
mains unnourished, or its aspirations
which are elevated and heavenly are left
difisanrtointment or -despair- But edu
cation although it may never satisfy the
energies -of an enquiring mind, yet will
never leave it to mourn over the deceit-
fulness of its glory, to never cause i s ele
vated desires to droop and wither by
taking its flight when most needed as
wealth often forsakes her rotaries ; but
even strengthens -or enlarges its borders
r prepares it to grasp those wonders of
immensity which lie far above the reoch
. or comprehension of those whose idol
wealth is. We have been referred to
wealth as the great object to be gained
by mankind ere an education can be ob
tained. But how often is it the case that
a person of great wealth is lacking that
one great thing, Education. While we
1ehold the poor, with whom the wealthy
would scorn to associate, because their
wealth does not consist in the possession
of glittering gold, unceasingly toiling on
ward or upward step by step until by
diligence and perseverance they have
reached the summit of that bill whose
craggy steep U so forbidding and at last
they have gained a possession which
wealth with all its dazzling splendor can
never purchase or misfortune destroy
It is a jewel whose beauty can never be
dimmed a constant companion, or
friend who will introduce us into the most
refined society, or which will convey to
cur minds those inspiring commotions
which have occupied the thoughts of
those wise divines or philosophers whose
writings we ever delight to pursue. It
reveals to us wonders which the unculti
rated mind can never comprehend, or al
though it has been said that wealth will
aecure friends, will not education, too.
secure those friends whose constancy will
udure when wealth with all its purchas
ed friends shall have flown to the wind
It not only prepares us to perform faith
fully the duties of life- but quallifies us
more fully to comprehend the mysteries
srnicn surround the eternal world or which
. vuiuprenenaea until our
education shall have progressed till
.countless tgm shall have rolled away
a eTQ en mere will remain myster
ies yet to be solved. And if education
(engrosses the attention of angels or glo
rified spirits why should it not claim our
attention, and be the object of our pur
suits rather than the sordid and grovelin
pursuit f glittering dust, which the
slightest breath of misfortune can destroy
or convey far beyond our reach. Fortune
is fickle, and riches oft take wings to fly
away, hut education abides with ns for-
SOTBIX M. JOSLTX.
. The Prayer of Life.
Quietly secluded among o'ershadowing
trees, is a humble dwelling. Within may
be seen a youth of high aspirations, on
whom nature had bestowed its loveliest
charms. He is absorbed in deep thought
perchance forming plans for future life.
Watch for a moment the changing ex
pression of his features, as each new
thought flashes with the rapidity of light
ning across his mind. , What life is ex
pressed in those eyes what energy of
purpose in his movements, as be o'er
looks the -different occupations of life, to
choose one upon , which to spend the
talents and abilities of bis mfnd and body.
His decision is made, his choice fixed.
He wakes from his revery, but is not for
getful of his duty to Hiin who ruleth and
reigneth over all things, and as he kneels
in prayer to ask his blessing upon his
resolutions, he breathes forth in accents
of humility, " Our Father which art in
Heaven"
In a distant and retired study, view
there a student of nature, wasting the
midnight lamp over his tired book. His
mind and energies are all concentrated
in the subject before him, and he thinks
not of the requirements of naure. His
mind wanders to the planetary system,
the sun and moon, the countless stars.
and the universe teeming with living be
ing?, each attended with resplendant
beauty, mysteriousness and wonder. In
the flashing lightning and the murmur of
the distant thunder, in the refreshing
breeze and falling rain, in the notes of
the little songsters as they hop from twig
rig, he is reminded of the infinite
wisdom and power of his Creator, and to
Him he exclaims, " Hallowed be thy
name.
In yonder mansion behold the mother
surrounded by her little ones, whose in
nooent prattle is the sweetest of music to
her. Happiness and love are visibly en-
stamped upon the outlines of herfeatures
She is seen to manifest for them such an
interest and love, as a mother only has
for those loved ones entrusted to her care.
A cloud is seen to pass oyer her brow.
as she thinks of the temptations and vi
ces of this heartless world. In anxiety
for them she raises her voice to Heaven
and to Him who cares for little ones she
cries out " Thy Kingdom come."
Aagain within a stately dwelling, may
be seen inmates wearing the badges of
mourning. Heartfelt sorrow and suffer
ing are depicted upon their countenan
ces. hat is the cause of this grief? It
is the work of the destroyer Death. Per
haps a Husband and father has passed
from this cold earth away. Tears of
anguish were shed for the departed one,
by the widow and fatherless, which none
know, except those who have realised
the same loss. The earthly bliss of an
affectionate family was now cut off". They
would listen no more to his kind counsels
nor bask in the sunshine .of his approving
smile. But in nim who doeth all things
well, they could now place their trust
They in humble submission to his decree
whisper, u Tfiy will be done on earth as it
is done in Heaven."
Go with us to that lonely cot, and there
witness misery and want in their wors
form. The father has departed from the
paths of rectitude and has indulged in
the intoxicating cup, until his family are
reduced to extreme penury. They are
destitute of the comforts of life, except
the mite which is -earned by the mother.
who toils on, patiently looking forward
to the future. Her situation is one of
deep despair and want and suffering, all
too much for her endurance. But a ray
of hope beamed upon her mind, as she
implores Him who is the father of all
mercies, " Give us this day our daily
bread.
Again, ene of strong purpose, after
spending the strength of manhood in la
bor and toil, meets with severe misfor
tune. Wealth-bought friends are amon,
the things which were, and he is thrown
upon the world, a poor despised and des
titute stranger. As the last of his for
tune goes to satisfy the greedy creditor,
the wretched man is led to whisper
tones of prayer, "Forgive our dells at
we forgive -our debtors."
A man, weary of the bustling mart of
the busy world, ceases for meditation,
His thoughts are directed to the frailty of
all things earthly. Fame and honor the
highest attainments of men are viewed
by him as empty dreams, never to be
realized by mortal man. He thinks of j
the uncertainty of life and falsity of
inenos, the tempting vanities of the
world and deceitfulness of man. Forh
nru ni sua mai 01 His Jellow men, he
rJ i I 7 F .
wu, -jina leaa us not into
temptation, but deliver u$ from evil."
Within yonder chamber of luxury and
ease, lies a dying maiden. She is young
and beautiful, and life to her is in its
loveliest hue. But she is called on to
leave friends and all earthly enjoyment
behind, and her spirit is about to soar to
God who gave it. Her parents, brothers
and sisters are gathered around her dy
ing bed, to witness the death struggle of
the loved one. Her eyes open to catch
the parting looks of friends. What a
scene how beyond description. Still
ness reigns save the sobs of the afflicted
ones. .List ! the dying maiden speaks
in tones of prayer, as she murmurs with
her last breath, "My Godaccept," K Jor
thine is the kingdom, the power and the
glory forever and ever.
Ann S. Parker.
Ruth's Example.
It is with delight that we peruse the
history of those whose lives are marked
with honor and distinction. But above
all we love to linger around those whose
loveliness and virtues are most vividly
pictured to our minds. Among the rec
ords of holy writ, brightest and most
beautiful, is that of Ruth. Let us follow
Ebimelech, her father-in-law, as he bade
adieu to his country to go into the land of
Moab, that he might there better provide
for their daily wants. His two sons be
ing married and probably looking for
ward to many years of pleasure and hap
piness, when the hand of death was laid
upon them, and while in the full bloom
of youth their bright anticipations of fu
ture glory and happiness were disappoint
ed, and they like their father were called
to part with scenes of earth and be con
signed to the silent tomb, never again to
associate with those they so much loved.
Thus their wives were left widows, and
their mother with none to protect her in
her declining years as she goes forth into
a cold and unpitying world.
While brooding over her sorrows she
is comforted with the thought that she
may revisit her native country, where
perhaps she will find one to cheer her
lonely hours and comfort her drooping
pirits. Her daughters-in-law, Ruth and
Orpah, were willing to levo beir eoun
try, home and friends, to accompany her
on her lonely journey, that they might
participate in her joys and sorrows and
thus support her declining years which
were fast wasting away beneath the
weight of grief and solitude. She en
deavored by every means in her power
to pursuade them to return to their fa
ther's house, where they might enjoy the
blessings and comforts of life, of which
otherwise they might be deprived. But
Ruth, who was ever kind and affectionate
and ready to lend a helping hand to the
needy and destitute, would not be pre
vailed upon to leave that aged and ven
erated parent to wander on and beg her
brea3, from door to door, without her
cheering presence; but replied to her
oft repeated requests. " Entreat me not
to leave thee o'r to return from following
after thee, for whither thou goest I will
go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge
thy people shall be my people and thy
God my God. Where thou diest I will
die and there will I be buried."
What language cculd better express
the tender regard she cherished toward
that kind and faithful parent. She chose
ratker to toil with her own hands to sup
ply their daily wants, than to think of
her far away in a strange land, without
food or shelter, while 6he herself was
constantly surrounded with every bless
ing she could desire. How strikingly is
that character of filial affection which so
prompted her to forsake what would
seem to her her every comfort, for the
society and happiness of her she so ten
derly loved, but which proved her great
est blessing.
What example could be more worthy
of -oar imitation than that which was ex
hibited by the faithful and lovely Ruth.
Never was she weary of her task or wish.
ed herself back to her father's house, but
ever strove to make its pathway plain
for she thought the same hand that would
provide for one, would also provide for
them both. Always might she be seen
manifesting that spirit of christain benev
olence which was ever stamped on her
reputation. Her confidence in that all-
wise and overruling Providence which
promised long life and prosperity to all
who should honor their parents, remained
unshaken.
Sarah A. Dlttov.
CgA little son of Mr. J.'D. Martin, of
Greene County, IIL, was so badly gored
by a vicious beast on the 12th ult, that
he died from bis injuries last Thursday
morning. The horn of the animal pene
trated hi skull just above the left eye.
Hope and Fear.
In all our intercourse with the world
we are encouraged by some ruling passion
and not left to spell out iur course in the
distant future without sqne friend, some '
uide save dim uncertainty, some star to
irect our course, or ligit to illuminate
that profound mysterious darkness by
which weare engulfed ; aid that encour-
ging influence whatever nay be.its form
or appearance (is Hope. We witness its
power in all the transactions of life. We
know that in every act wiich graces the
pages of our past lives, tie brightest and
most lovely jf,all the influences which
eBcouraged their performtnees, is Hope.
Amid all the toils and vexations, the
siren oreatn or nope is waited to our
i . . i T-r n . .
ears, and our hearts are liberate! from
their former discouragements and thrall
dom, and permitted to bask in the gnial
rays of Hope, which are so numerous tnd
powerful, that they will pierce those dark
recesses of the heart, where Fear would
fain claim possession. It speaks peace
to the perplexed imagination &; whispers
consolation to the distressed. It dispells
all darkeness and gloom from the wand
ering mind and encircles our heads, as a
brilliant rainbow adorns yon azure vault.
And should its colors for an instant begin
to fade, it needs only a single ray from
the sun of fortune, to cause its colors to
dazzle with unwonted splendor. 'Tis the
main spring by which our actions are re
gulated. It is a balm, which brings heal
ing on its wings, to heal the broken
hearted and strengthen the down trodden.
It bids all fear depart and points to joys
and happiness in the far distant future,
which the past knows nothing of. And
in all the vast routine of action, you
can scarce point to one which has not
Hope for its guide. Man's deepest sor
row and grief is often soothed by the heal
ing antidote Hope. It is a friend ever
present ; no matter how low or adverse
our circumstances ; no matter how dark
and gloomy the cloud which hovea over
head, to obscure the light which would
fain glimmer from the radiant stars of
prosperity. Hope thou brightest ray and
richest blessing, that heaven vouch safes
to bootow on -ncai if " mortals 1 TllOU art
the sole foundation and prop by which
all our actions and thoughtsare regulated.
Fear is but a coward, an insignificant
personage, lurking around in every by
path of the heart, to discourage every
attempt to rise ta the summit f that pin
nacle, which has been erected as the
standard of aspiration to be gained by
every intelligent being. Look at' the
student toiling by his midnight lamp and
striving in vain to solve some difficult
problem, or commit to memory a long
and difficult task. If i were not for
Hope he would despair of ever accom"
plishing his design. He would at once
throw aside his books and conclude that
it would be useless and not worthy of
his attention. Behold that aged man ;
care is written on his furrowed brow, his
form is bent beneath the weight of many
years.
" His hair is silvered o er by the frosts
of many winters," but notwithstanding
the various sorrows and trials which he
has been called to encounter, he main
tains a cheerful, happy disposition. He
lives on that support and rest3 on that
foundation which has ever been under
neath him to prevent him from sinking
in the miry pit of despair. That sup
port, that foundation is Hope. Thus you
see the power, the efficacy -of Hope. It
outweighs every other antidote. It sur
passes all other gem9 which the human
heart may possess. It is our best friend,
our most constant, companion. It will
survive when all empty bubbles which
seem to beckon us on shall have flown
away with the wind. Then say no more
of the wonderful power of Fear for it is
so weak, so fickle, when compared wi th
the strength of Hope, that as it was said
of old, by one of the wisest of the land,
that " Hope casteth away all Fear."
IIattie A. Hovkv.
Passing away.
Yes, all are passing away, the man,
the youth, the beautiful and innocent,
passing away.
How mornfuuy these words fall upon
the ear. They bring thoughu of the
beautiful world above, where bright
winged angels tune their harps around
the throne of God.
" Passing away," said a beautiful child
in whose blue eye you could almost read
of Heaven, and on whose angelic coun
tenance retied a sweet smile. " Passu
away, but do not weep, for there is a
balm in Heaven.'
" Passing away," a!d a dying one as
her breath shortened and the death-damp
gathered on her brow. Passing away,'
and as she spoke her spirit took its flight.
" Passing away," said a man of toil,
whose care-warn brow and wearied step
showed the frailty of earth's children.
44 Passing from this world and its dreari
ness, to that glorious home above."
" Fassing away," said an aged man
whose silvered locks and palsied limbs
showed the sad havoc lime makes upon
those who linger here long. Passing
away but O, their is a work! beyond the
tomb, an asylum for the heart-broken, !
where the rainbow of peace ever spans
the unclouded sky, whose brightness is
never dimned by the mists of earth, and
sorrow cannot enter to mar the happiness
of its inhabitants.
Thu3 all things however bright and
beautiful are transitory and stay but a
moment. What we cherish highest is
soonest past. But why dwell on the
dark side of the picture ? Why cast a
gloom o'er" all by our ceaseless repining??
This world is bright and beautiful, and
was created by a God of infinite wisdom
who made and placed us here that
we might prepare to dwell around His
Throne.
ClTARLOTTE A. FaIRCHILD.
Waking Dreams.
Dreams are not as is sometimes suppos
ed, confined alone to hours of sleep, but
various are the visionary scenes, with
which our waking hours are familiar.
How often is fancy detected picturing to
the mind, in aU vividness of reality, either
those scenes which are forever gone, or
portraying before it bright dreams of
future hope and happiness, which are to
be realized in future. But these dreams
are not always bright. Sometimes they
are of dark and dismal character.
They
vary to correspond with the tempera
ments of individuals, or to suit the feel
ings of the same individual at different
times. While the cheerful, light hearted
one, dreams of naught save of sunshine
and happiness, to one of opposite dispo
sition will be pictured dreary and dark
imaginings. But none of us are entire
ly exempt from waking dreams. We all
dream of tl past and the future, and of
the bright and daik side of the picture.
How rapidly do the scenes of childhood
and youth pass before the "mind's eye,"
and we live over again those happy days
when there was to U3 naught of trouble,
save the fleeting sorrow of the passing
moment, and how soon would this vanish
at the sound of a mother's voice or the
light of her smile, and life would be even
sweeter tlian before. Thoea school days
too, when first we were taught the mys
teries of P. Q. and W. and that treacher
ous memory which allowed us so often to
be lectured simply because we did not re
member to attach the proper name to its
corresponding form. These we then
thought severe trials, but the many plea
sures of those days more than compensa
ted us. The large tree in front of that
little school house, with the aged rocks at
its base on which we have whiled away
so many happy hours are often before us.
The well remembered brook at tho foot
of the hill have we ever since seen a
brook, that would compare with that in
beauty ? that we were forbidden to ap
proach, lest per-adventure, we might get
our frocks and aprons soiled. The temp
tation however was too strong to be al
ways resisted, and often rebellions ones
were obliged to stand before that wood
colored desk, to receive the punishment
considered-just by wiser heads. But
sadder trials than these succeeded us.
For the time soon came, when we must
form for ourselves, the above named P.
Q., and then they must bo combind in
words and sentences and form a compo
sition. This was indeed a more myste
rious puzzle than any which had pro
ceeded it, the solving which to many of
us, yet remains in the darkness of dream
land. As these phantoms of the past rise
before us, we picture to oursel ves a better
future, one not so fraught with errors,
and before we are aware .dreams of the
future are flitting past ns. Many are the
things we are going to accomplish, for
our precious time is not henceforth to be
so squandered. And various aro the
schemes we have for doing good to
others. Then again our hearts foil with
in us, as the many obstacles to be sur
mounted, present themselves, and we
wonder in our hearts if we were ever
made to benefit others. Surely a shade
af sadness would be cast over everything
were it not for the bright dreams of fu
ture happiness in yonder bright world
where we hope to awake and find a lut
ing reality. It is indeed weet to think
of that home, where friend meet never
to separate, w here tin, sorrow and death
gain no admittance, where lis who
conquered death reigns supreme. But
sadnes is mingled with this thought
even for all will not enter this blest
abode.
Xaxct A. Parker.
Be Honest.
Honesty is one of the great principles
of rights which everyone should endea
vor to prcatice. It is that principle which
f adopted and faithfully adhered to, will
eventually carry us safely through the
various stations which we may be called
to occupy in the routine of life. Truly,
Honesty is the heft policy, mark it where
you will, in the industrious Farmer, the
enterprising Merchant, the persevering
Student, or the accomplished Statesman.
If we have a desire to become wise
and good, to increase in knowledge, and
in favor with God and man, and be re
spected by our companions, we must be
honest.
If that young man who has just set
out in the world for himself, who for the
first time has launched his frail human
bark upon the cold, and unfeeling sym
pathies of mankind ; I say if such a man
does not possess in some degree, a true
regard for honesty, he will not rise to
that high standard in society, which
should be the aim of every honest and
upright man. Although for a time he
may seem to rise in society, and be hon
ored and respected by his fellow men ;
to succeed in business ; to accumulate
wealth, and enjoy happiness. All this
he may seem to possess, but it will be of
short duration- F riends will forsake him
on every side, his wealth will take to
itself wings and fly away, and he will
wake up to a sense of his situation, when
it is too late, and will be forever an out
east in society, making himself unhappy,
as well as those who may come within
his sphere.
An honest man has within his bosom
a treasure of more real Value, than all
the wealth we could acquire in a lifetime.
What is there then that will contribute
more to any ones success, whether in the
active pursuits of of knowledge, or in the
acquisition of wealth, than lioncsty. An
honest man is one who possesses purity
of heart, whether we meet hiin in the
social circles, or in our daily intercourse,
with the rich or poor, with the good or
bad, with the high or low, he always bears
a frank and open countenance.
Friendship's golden tie is bound by
that one spell Honesty. Friends should
endeavor.to be honest in all their inter
course with each other, and if they are
not, that friendship in the 6ame propor
tion decreases. Out of society, as well
as in, they should manifest the same at
tachment. One should not use keen and
reproachful expression, or satirical re
marks, to or about another, which they
might utter with some degree of scorn
or contempt, for nothing eouid mar that
friendship more tlian thin. Then why
cannot a man be ever honest in his deal
ings with his fellow men,honect in IU ac
tions and discourses, honest in his friend
ship, sentiments and feelings toward
every one, and then we shall pas smooth
ly and pleasantly along the current of
life, being beloved and respected by those
around ua, living for other as well as
ourself, and proclaiming to all within our
circle of friends, Honesty is the best
Policy."
Juii B. Stewart.
Excelsior.
Higher, more elevated! What a soul
inspiring thought ! Who is not impressed
with courage and resolution if they have
the capacity for improvement that they
can raise the standard of their virtue
and fit themselves for more usefulne. in
the world. We may improve, if e will
but set our mark high, and not be con
tent until we haro gained the prize.
Though obstacle may thwart our way,
we may overcome them by exertion and
pericveranca. If we resolve that we
will, the tavk will be overcome, our
fulness increased, and our standard of
virtue raised. It u our duty to improve
the privilege we possess. They were
given u fw improvement nnd not to be
wasted in aloth and idk'ne.4. We are
each responsible for the manner we spend
lifts. On every hand we meet with n
couragements and incentive tt gm-ater
and more glorioua work of improvement.
Divine Oracle proclaim it on every
page. Past age abound with poof f
the importance of cultivating each talent
and the improving of them to that extent
which iutcili gent and immortal mind are
capable. The fcnult of life will depend
upon the improvement and tie at ' I
our desire. On the thread of &ur own
exertion, hang those endowment UcU
will determine that position wLk-k we
shall occupy in society, and measure that
amount of influence which we shall ex
ert. It will also mark the bounds of our
aspirations, and compel us to live, move
anil think in that same sphere which our
own exertions have prepared. If we
allow ourselves to be content with what
we now possess we shall reap the fruit of
it m after life t when we shall not ba
able to aociate with those whose mind
aro adorned with choicest flowers and
richest gems. We should place our
tiimlard high and with untiring persev
erance, unyielding determination to im
prove our minds, 'tliouU atrir to rU-
ourselves to that degree of virtue and
respect, which nothing else can secure.
No one ever ascended higher in the scale
of improvement, than he is carried by
his own persevering efforts. Therefore,
he should place his etHnJard high; for
his acquirement will never exceed the
bound of those aspirations which he lia
portrayed as the sphere of his actions.
When e set our mark high we are con
tinually striving to gain its summit.
Some things may be done with low aims
but nothing compared with what may be
accomplished with high and lofty end
eavors. It is the duty of every on t
strive for those attainments which will
best qualify them for the greatest degree
of usefulness. For this pufpose as well
as for the increase of our own happiness,
wo should place our standard high, and
adopt ExceL-ior as our motto.
Frank A. Bcxtox.
Ambition.
So numerous and unrestrained are
those rougher passion) f the soul that
inveigle the ear of mankind from the
neglected voice of reason and conscience,
that while we exercise our commisera
tion, we may in a great measure suppress
our astonishment, when we see men s
anxiously eolicitious to wield the septre
of power, or loll in the charriot of lux
ury with all their concomitant diseases
and cares.
How often do we see men wahont one
longing or regretful look, abandon the
humble vale of competence, desert the
abodes of contentment and forever forget
the quiet couch of repose and the very
boeom of peaceful employment, to climb
the craggy steep of perilous ambition,
never secure from the delusive windings
of error and the poisonous bites of the
serpents of envy, and ever looking with
an eye of fearful apprehension on the
rocks of infamy and disgrace beneath.
lie is the philosopher who can look
down with indignation on an Alexander,
who unmoved by even the whispers of
ambition, can see with indifference others
run the weary race of glory and riches.
To him the vale is more splendid than
the palace tho frugal board is sweeter
than the lavish tables ct luxurious em
peror3, and the subjection of his passions
imparts more delight than the subjection
of armies.
To him nature appears in its lovliesi
charms, conscience appears and reward
ing heaven smiles on all his endeavors.
No point of glory or of wealth can put a
period to the desires of the avaricious.
Tohoiighon the top of Andes, he still
wishes to ascend. Though India yield
him all her More, he still covet more.
Though half Kauktad were obedient
to Lis eye, his progress is not stopped
till nil are under nljeetiru
Here reason furs&ke bins, the noble
virtue of the soul withdraw their influ
ence, while the rough and willful pasaiou
bear full sway, temptation prompts him
to every act of injustice and brutality
marks all hi proceedings.
With all the lushes of an awakened
conscience and with all the cumbersome
append.-igea of wealth and grandure, lie
drags on tho heavy load of existence, till
the yawning grave gape to receive the
avaricious monster. Yet uch monster
would be half mankind, could they only
obtain a gratification of their unbounded
a ishes.
Wit, n E K V. BGELOW.
'J- Lat yenr cearly sixty thousand
borne died one third of all in the
colony on the Cape of Good Hope
from some disease which could not be ac
counted fr. Many sheep, were al
fort Cram an unuual disea.e. It is now
tbaugbuhat thi calamity was occasioned
by allowing the animal ta eat gras with
thedewon.it.
PutsTDN S. Brooks' Boot- The
New York Tunet says: There are a
great many men of high Handing in
Ma-Muuluvett-S ho would consider it aa
Uonr to lit k the boot of Fretton S.
Brooks.
Ala, forpugnafkni human nature;
we fear there are more ho would Lkt
!to lick the Daa that stand in lh-m.
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