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lit Hatiocsl Opinion U H7LItD BTBIT rUDAT, At BRADPOIID, VERMONT. RATIS Of ADVlSTIilNtt, One eodimn, one Tsar, "Half column, Oae fouitU column. One t ire, one T-r. $75,00 40,00 Si.OO trnc xiure, three wek. uttt lmitieei at 15 orntt per lime far three uMirtiona. (SUBSCRIPTION RATES: la adrauce, f 1,50 If not paid withia three mouths, 2.09 tV No variation whatever from tUeae rate ty So pauer diaroutinursl uutil all arrear- Kta an. punt, eieopt at the option of the pueli'her. GENERAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY Pujwtj Sheriff and LiwnsfJ Anetiotiw, mrenAM, vfrmont. j. it. oiniNiiv, PUTSICIAN AND Kl'KOEOM, HHAl.FoBD T. So. li Hiwrdy' Bnilitian. Pi iiaid to I'emaie di-.Hi and eeinl attention die.ae.i of the TUSAJrL. ESTATE, and 1. 1 Mlll'lt Laudand Karma of every ieseiiption fur sale, ai'luitiui; tartn on tin' touwrtii-ul Kivct, val uetl from it few hundred u Ai". n -a, tive 1 actonliHK to locution and wi-di ol pun-hascr. i)'iiwrtuuitic ottered fur borrowing or " uli muuey ou Heal Llate. 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Mora in No. 1 lliiidy n lliuldiii,;. yyt. ti. ll Alti , (A.irtil I'.- J. A. il.nov.) W ATCH-M A K lii: A S l JKWKI.EU lUtAlirollll, V l.llMuM, Dealer In VVutel , floi k mid Jewelry, fluid. SUver, l"..it. d and linlamoi Wan , Kim Toiki l 4iid Tal)le l iuli i v. Sici tai'li-a, llevolu m ami Yankee. Notion.' florli". W at. lie-., anil .lea elrv c'li'rei tl.v repain d anil warranted. rioin.t attention to'ord. in '' l'.mnor Mull. No. 1, Hard;' uiiiMiuk. ii:yhhi uv. 1II. .1. IV. CLAUK, or iiuAnr.nai, vlkmokt, Would nwpiut fully aiiiimiiire to all piT'otiA r4ninni tin- nervieen of a lieiitint, that lie ie preparen lo im i Ioiiu all oiierutnmn )n -rtaiuiiiK lo ln iiruleloii liia.'i'urdaiK'e aitli tli latent uuiiroVi'Uiellla IU tlie , n in e. Ulhoa fonuidj ow iu.ii'U liy Dr. A M. lUiuo Move. II. I UH HI,l.l. IKON H)VMKK AM) MAtlllNlsT, id Mamifa.-.tiirer of Arli iiltmal tu.fl ui. nu BHAIi"M. M-UM.lM. A. T. I I.AUU., ilfE, M(IN, ANI nltSAMEN TAI l'mnUr, Oratw; littuirr, J" I'up llnngrr, llRAliroKU, M.KMiiT Al. nl, e lu Pull,).. Oila. iiriili-li'i. and faint Mm k of rveiv deaeriitloii rrainiM, Monldlnga and (ll.l. 1'ietiire I LIVKltY HTAlUiK, ilt"ar of Trotter llmme nj OM Alt IJAKIro.'V. Tai'tloa fiirnUhed with Single or Double Team, lWt tU, Rnilt UKAiOKaVBLi: ruicES. ""arrtacMta mutineM ' v npio ' lal ef Ihe rln Uraiuert J aUi H, t National VOLUME 3. AT HAHDY'S GREAT BARGAINS! FOP. T1IIKTV HAYS5 . Silver Ill Watches, Jewelry WHf-. a'ld will for ll a tN- (bi,s-, an really r i bill; i:i my line due d pi'i ae and i::uuin" my otl bin . lis bi'fo-C You will not only save money, but be surplisetl lo see how die i) I will sell you first-class goods. Now is the time to buy subt,inti;il llolidiiv Presents. I am bound to sell if I sell at at cost Call iind see for yourselves lit No. 1, llAHnv'n Iirn.mf HHAnrOUl),VKUMOXT. Wm. 0. II A no Y. bl I BRADFORD, VERMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1868. From Houra at Home for December. Hofcbies BY KEY. T. DEYVHT TALMA1XJE. We all ride something. It is fol ly to exiieet us always to lie walk ing. The cheapest thing to ride is a hobby : it eats no oats, it demand no groom, it breaks no traces, it re quires no shoeing. Moieover, it is safest: the boisterous outbreak of children's fuu does not startle it ; three babies astride it at once do not make it skittish. If, perchance, on some brisk morning it throw its rider, it will stand still t.ll lie climbs the saddle. For eight years wo have had one (vamping the nursery, nir4 j-rt o accident; though Mean while bis eye has been knocked out and bis tail dislocated. When pet old enough to leave life nursery we jump astride some : philosophic, metaphysical, literary, political or theological hobby. .Tar sou Brownlow's hobby is the hang ing ot rebels; .1 oh 11 C. Calhoun s, South Carolina j Wendell Phillips's, the riuht of the. negro i Daniel Webster's, the Constitution ; Wheel er's, the sewing machine; Doctor Wiudsbip's, gymnastic. For sad dle, a book ; for spur, a pen ; for whip, the lash of public opinion; for racecourse, platform, pulpit, newspaper sllice, and senate cham ber. Goody-ear's hobby is made out of India -rubber Peter Cooper's out of glue, Townsend's out of sarsapa rill.t bottles, lleeiian's out of bat tied no.vs, De Witt Clinton rode lus op the ditch of the Frie ('anal, Cyrus Field, under the sea, John P. Jackson down the railroad from Aiuboy to Camden: iiuh'cd, the men of n. ark and the men of worth 'nave all had their hobby, great, or small. The philosophy is plain. Men think a great while upon one topic, and its importance increases till it absorbs everything else, and, impelled by this high appreciation of their theory, they go on to words aud deeds. We have no objection to hobbies, but we contend hat there are times and places when and where they should not be rid den. A few specification. yYc have friends who are allopath- i.sts, hoino'opatbists, Thoinpsoiiians, and eclectics. e have :io more prejudices against one school than the other. Let iht-in each set up it... r ..i f I'-1- about five years a'ro became' a ho- mn'opathist. All rilit! P lit si nee then she has been able to talk of nothing eUe. She insists on our l.vking the jifllcts. AVe say. "We feel somewhat tired to-night ;"' she exclaims, uciT.vJona or cocculus!" We stiee.e ipiite violently, and she cries 'belladonna!'' We suggest that the apple-dumpling did not a Hive with u, .mil sh" proposes 'chainomilla." When she walks 1 : M-em to hear the rattlii g pellets. Discovering my prejudice against pills, she in.sistsoii my taking it in powder. I tell her that ever since my chaplaincy in the army I have been afraid of powder. She says I w ill nil' it win n too late. Perhaps I may, lot 1 cannot stand these i large tloses of hoinieopathy. I had j rather bo bled at once and have done with it, than be everlastingly j with pellets. She talks it day and j night. Her fsaiiiiall) is oniy a sane titled honueopathy. She prefers hcolof.'v in very small doses. Her hope of the icforniatii n 01 society is in the fact that ministers tliciuclvr are sinneir "siiiii'iii MimUibiw citron tur.v Mie thinks it easier ft r a camel to go through the eye ot a needle than for old-school doctors to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Alas! how much calomel aud .jalap I hey will have to answer for! How i will tliev dare lo meet on the oilier shore the multitudes that they let j slip befoie their time when they j might with a few-pellets have bribed , I Charon to keep them on this side ; of Ai heron nud Sty v. She reads : to us L'd Chroii. xvi. l- F', "Asa ' sought o the physicians, and slept ! with his fathers." You see they j ! killed liim! Mie considers herself ' n missionary to go out into the high ; ways and hedges of allopathy and ' eclecticism to compel them to come ! in. She is an estimable lady. We I always like to have her come to our I bouse. She is more interested in von r health than any one, you would Iind iu all the hard hearted crew of iillmnilhv. 1 n t live ears nun she got a side saddle, threw it on the twick of a hobby, and has been rid ing ever sincfwtrntnp, tramp, trump round the parlor,! hroiigh the hall, nil the stair, down the cellar, along the street, through the church ; ami fear that in her last "will nud testament" she Mill have nothing to leave the world but a medicine chest, well worn copies of Hahnemann's Chronic Discuses," and "Jolni'H Manual." ami directions ns to how many jhiwiIcis are to lie put in the tumblers, with the Hpecilic charge to have the spoons clean and not mix the medicines. We, notice that many have a ma nia for talking of their niluients. One iiucstion about their health will tilt over ou you tbo great reservoir of their complaint, lliey have told the Btorv ho olUMi tnat lliey can Rlido through the whole soalo from C above to 0 ticlow. For fifty years their npiuo ha been at a ui count, and they never were nujr better of netiralgU till Ibry took the rheumatism. At first you feel sympathy for toe inrftlid ; but after awhile the Btory toucheH the ludi crous. They tell you that they feel so faint iu the morning, and have such isxr appetite at noon, aud can not sleep nights and have tw itches iu their side, aud lumbago in their back, and swelling in their feet, and ringing iu their ears, and little dots tloatiug beloro their eyes; and have takeu ammoniacuiu, tincture of eautharides, hyi.ragogue julep, anthelmintic powder, gnldeu syrup of autimotiy, leaves of scordiuin, aud, indeed all hepatic, carmina tives, antifobriles, antiscorbutics, splenetics, authrltics, stomachics, ophlhalmics ; thwy have gurgled their throats with sal ammoniac, aud bathed their back with sapon aceous liniment, and worn discuti ent cataplasms. That very moment I hey are chewing chamomile tlowers to settle their stomachs, and excuse themselves for a moment lo take off a mustard plaster that begins to blister. They come b.vk to ex press the fear that the swelling on their arm will be an abscess, or their headitclw toru to brain fever. They shake out from their handkerchief delicate odors of valerian and nssa-fu-tida. They are the harvest ot druggists and the amazement of physicians who no sooner clear the pain from one spot than it appears iu another. It one joint loses the pang another joint gets it, and the patient having long ago resolved never again to be well, it is only a question between membrane and midritl. At times we should talk over mu distresses and seek sympathy, but perpetual discourse on such themes wears oi.t the patience of our friends. You always see the young people run from the groaning valetudina rian ; and the minister fails in his condolence, for why speak of the patience of Job to one who says that IwJs f.re nothing to his distresses. The hobby he rides is wounded and scabbed and torn with all the dis eases mentioned in fatpery, glan ders Letts, foot rot, spavin, ring boue, and 'king's evil."' Incurable nags are taken out on the commons and killed, hut this poor hobby jogs on with no hope on the other side of the lied Sea of joining Pharaoh's horses. The more it limps, and the J.uir(dur it breaths, t' - .'. tluv We next refer to reformatory hob bies. We believe iu the doctrines of teetotalism. In a glass of ice water, our only beverage we drink to the success of that cause. We advocate the Maine law. lit nil ap propriate times and places we are ready to fight drunkenness. It has dug its trench across the land and tilled it with the best blood of the ination. Hut some of our lrienils have Ik-cii turned into temperance monomaiiiacN. I Hey wouut nave temperance cars, and temperance stages, and temperance steamboats, none to ride in them but teetotalers. They have actually proposed milk to to take the place of wine at the sac rament. They woitM make the tak ing of the pledge a pre reiuisitc of church membership. They have, no mercy lor the man who has cham pagne on his table. They would let a man die of typhoid, before they would giv eliiin a (hop of llurguudy. They have dwelt upon the one evil till all others are submerged and lor g'Mtcii. They have, horrid night mares of demijohn and decanter. They talk an though, if a man clear c(Mlie whiskey- cask, he wns safe forheuvtii: forgetful ef the tact ittat the only dcivnt thing about j thousands of men is that they do j not drink. They would do that if ithev wen not too stingy. Ve knew u lean who, to save expense, wheeled his wile to the giave una w heel barrow. He never drank. We caught a man stealing water-1 melons from our patch. H" was n teetotaler. It would have been well for us if he had disliked melons as much as he did whiskey. We have found strong advocates for absti nence iu Moyamensiiig prison. So we Iind out i lelmicoiiists on their hobby. They cm I' M you how many mile's of pig fail have been chewed iu the hist century, and how many navies would he borne up by the saliva it the Atlantic oeeun emp- tied of its water, could become the Mt.it i iii.ii of the nation. admit that it is not pleasant io mi in n coach or car with d rhewer between i . , . . . us nml Ihe wind, ami 'He wind Wow ingtoward us. It is :is disagreeable us preaching with n 'hl in your head nud no pocket iinnuiAeiciiii i. We neilher siimi" nor mew The only odor of tin' ''' " ""' house is from the cigars of our friends who come to see us. And yet wo know of two or three men who went to heaven, wo think, not withstanding thf.y were smokers In their last sickness, whenever they could sit up they took a chew oftolui.e... Wehiive.no sympathy wiili il.aa.1 who cannot uuwiiukle their upper lip fur a half hour after t iu. ... cniiuht the breath of a a.,'.t-..r ti...iii are, Indies so shock l by the smoking hrs w hich their linMiuLfwlu l.rlnti from the club room that it needs very careful treatment to avoid hysterics ; as sensitivo in tho lady, married In wattiro years, ttr.iati1 lii setting ner nun bsod's hoots outidi tho rlwir, be. Opinion. cause she could not stand the smell of leather. We would rather have our nose outraged with a whitl' from an old pipe than our ear deafened with the clattei of a crazy reformer. We would not have even the mar. who suutls, and chews, and smokes, all iu the same minute, kicked to death by the heels of onr hobby. William II. Seward snufls. Kutus Choate took opium. George W. llethune smoked. Good Abraham Van Nest had wine on his table. Presidents of colleger have chewed tobacco. And I expect that after we have been gone so long that our resting place Hhall be as completely unknow n as that of Moses, uiauy will get to heaven who have not thought just as we do. We will never turn people into the right way by riding over them with our hobby. We take a step farther, and look at some of our theological hobbies. This is the only kind of horses that ministers can afford to own, aud you ought not to be surprised if some times in this way they take an air ing. We have had some troubles of late in the fact that in these days of brotherhood, Old School and New School got astride of the same hob by, and oite fell oil' before, am', the oilier fell off behind. There was not room euough for so many between mane and tail. It is well to remem ber that hobbies sometimes kick, and that theologians, like other pee. pie, are vulnerable. j IIow apt we are to get a religious theory, and ride, it up hill and down, and export that all the armed cav alry of the church shall make way for our hobby I There are theolo gians who Bpend tleir time in try ing to drown Baptists, thinking it a great waste to have so much water and not use it for some decisive pur pose. Others would like to upset t he anxious bench of the Methodists, and throw them on their faces, so that they would make less noise. Others would like nothing better than to rip a hole in the surplus of Fpiscepaey. Others take the doc trine of 'election' for their .favorite theory, and ride, and ride, till they find themselves elected to leave the settlement. Others hatp ou the 'perseverance of the saints,' till they are unhorsed by the perseverance of sinners And this cood v.'.nn ile- J votes himself to proving that in f-Ih:i'nit"l!ir.Vialien clear out of their j acquaintanceship. 'J'his ecclesiastic gives his time to : controversy, and his matin and ves I per are, " Flessed be the Loid, who teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight." Such persons were sound n-ilecp that Christinas night when the angel Ming fell to the hills. Peace on earth, good w ill to men." We have been watching for the horns 'o come out on their forehead. They ' ? the rams and the he-goats. They feel that they were appointed from eternity to stick 8ome'oody,and they beat Samson in the number of Philistines they slay with the same weapon. They go to the lbble as loeiiien to Springfield Armory or Trov Arsenal, demanding so many swords, rifles, and columbiads. bey were made in the same mould ,1s Morrissey, the pugilist, and should long ago have been sent to Congress. Like Nebuchadnezzar, they have claws, and, like him, ought to go to grass. In the day when the lamb and the lion lie down together, we fear these men will bo out with a pole trying to stir up the a ui ma Is. Here are brethren who devote themselves to the explaining of the nnexplainable parts of the Scripture. Jonah's whale comes just in time to yield them whole barrels of blubber. They can explain why it was that Jonah was not digested by tho w hale. The gastric juice having no power to net upon a living body, it did uot dissolve the tllinno or coagulated albumen into chyme, and conse quently it could not pass the pyloric orifice of the stomach. licside, this was an intelligent w hale, and prob ably knew that he had swallowed a minister w ho hud a call to Nineveh, and never had any intention of turn ing him into whale, but rnthcr to prepare him for that class of minis ters who are lachrymose, and on all occasions disposed to blubber. We have heard men explain this miracle by natural laws until we li lt our- selves attacked by the same sickness that disturbed the. leviathan ot the Mediterranean when ho Middeuly graduated the prophet; and we feel sure that if, in an unguarded mo ment, we had swallow ed a Jonah, he would have had good piospecls ol speedy deliverance. Our expounder must also explain the ass that spoke to Balaam. The probability Is that tho animal Had originally been endowed with pow ers ot vocalization, but being ol a lethargic temperament, had never utitil that day found stilileieiit in ducenicnt to express himself the probability being that this animal al ways retained the faculty of speech and was man nil, and that ho has a long lino of descendants, who still, like tho one of (he Scriptures, are disHmod to criticize ministers. Here is another brother w ho de votes forty Sundays of tho year to the A jMwalypso. lie has put his hp to all the trumpets ud examined all the vlaln. lie. undcrstnnds them all. lie reads tho history of the preMiv duv In Revelation, and finds NUMBER 29- there Louis Napoleon, Bismark, Abraham Liucoln, and Gen. Grant. With others the coutinuons theme is ventilation. We have wrecked too many sermons and lectures on ill-yeulilated audience looms not to understand the value of pure air. We have more eneiatioin for every other antiquity than for stale air. Atmosphere that has been bottled up for weeks is not quite equal to " Balin ot Thousand Flowers. ' Give us an old log across the stream to sit on, ralher than an arm chair in tho parlor that is opened chlelly on Christmas and thanksgiving days. While waiting lor this year's turkey to get browned, we do not want to smell last year's. There, are church basements so foul that we think some of those who frequent them for devotion get sooner to the end of their earthly troubles ihaa they wouhl if there were less dampness in the walls ; some of them suffering from what they suppose to be too much religion, when it is nothing but wind-colic. Still w e may put too long a stress upon ventilation. Here is a man who sits with the doors open, and whiht your teeth are chattering w i,h cold, descants on the bracing weather. He sleeps with his windows up witlt, the ther mometer below zero. His prescrip tion for all the world's diseases is fresh air. An-.', if the. case, be chron ic, and stubborn, and yields not to the first eou. -e U4' treatment, then more fresh air. If tho patient die under the process, the adviser will say, "This eonlinns my theory ! Don't you see the difficulty I His only want was capacitv to take in the air !" J'ride of ancestry is with othurs (lie chief mania. Now wo believe in royal blood. It is a grand tiling to have tin; right .kind of kindred. There is hut little chance for one badly born. If we belonged to some families that we know of, we would be templed at once to give ourselves up to the police. F.ut while far from despising family blood, we deplore the fact that so many depend entirely upon heral dry. They have not been in your company a minute before they begin to tell you who their fa' her was and their mother. Ihe greatest honor that ever Impelled to them was that ot having liet'ii binii,,, It is a eon-1 . - .' . '. . .. ' oni-! mechanic in tueir lm?, r.w t.c lun u build the fiist steamboat. Tlu-y were no possible relation to one Si mon, a tam er. The only disgracful thing in their line, as far back as they can trace it, was that their first parents in Paradise were gar deners. There was a big pile of money (somewhere back, a coat of arms, and several tine carriages. They feel sorry for Adam, because he, had no grandfather. To hear them talk you would suppose that the past was crowded with their great progenitors, who were lords, and dukes, comrades of Wellington, accostunied to slapping George Washington on the slnulder, call ing him by the flrst name : "hail fel- low wrll met' with Thomas Jeffer son. As if it had taken ten gener- atioiis of great folks to produce oin such Sniythe. He Is no relation to Smith. That, family spell their name different ly. But you find that ill Ihe l.i -t seventeen hundred years there wire several breaks in the broadclolh. Do not say any thing about their Uncle George, counl'oiiud the fellow lit was a black smith. Nor ask about Cousin Kadi el. Miserable thing ! She is in the poor house. Norilsk what has be come of his oldest brother. He was sht.t iu a hen roost. Nor inquire about his grandfather's politics. He was a Tory. Several of the fam ily practised in the High Courts of the United States and England as criminals. One of their kindred was a martyr to chii gnphy, hav ing written the Inline of John Bath bone .S: Co. under n promissory mite and written it so well that John Kathbone t Co. Were jealous, and seriously objected. But all this is nothing solmig as they spell oir.'.tu with a u in the middle and an i' at the end. They have always moved iu the circle of the UitteiihouseA and the Miniums, and the Grinnels, ami the Vundcrtu Its. They talk much of theii silver plat" to every body save the assessor. In the,e:i' 17IHI they had au ancestor that rode iu the carriage with the Lord May or of Loudon. Yet a boy one day had the audacity, with a piece of chalk, to erase the armorial bearings trout the sale ol their coacii, and, in allusion to tho industrial pursuits charged on certain members cf I bat. high family, sketched iu a phic thereol, as coat of arin, a bur ' soup and a shoe last. Oh! this aw ful age of homespun and big kniie. lesl We would nil hae gone hack farther than wo have 1 1 the search of ancestral Mar," and gar ters, crest and scutcheon, but we are so Mraid Killing info keltler of tried tallow, nml beds ot mortar, and pans of dish wan r. When God has given us so many wieultics to .use, why use only one of them 1 With flll.V whito palfreys to ride, why go tilting a hobby 1 lie who yields to this priqiensity never sees the whole of anything. There U no sin in all the earth but slavery, or intemperance, or muni rii.nl dcdioiicsty. All tho nickuenses wouldbehealeiliftLey would take our medicine. The only thing now. wl to make this world what It ought to be, ia H new pavemeut on our sidewalk. If Ulysses gets into tho hite House we shall have the mil lennium. The nations are nafo as soou as we can bring to au end the expectorations .of tobacco iuice. All that we can sec of anythiug is between the leather pricked-up ears of our hobby. This frantic urgihg ou of our pet notion will come to uaught. Our prancing charger will sink down with lathered Hanks aud we bo passed on the road by some Scotch Presbyterian, astride a plain draft horse that has been pasturing 1ft the Held next to the kirk, jogging along at an easy pace, knowing it has been elected that he is to reach the kingdom. Brethren ! let us take a palm-leaf cool off! Let your hobby rst. It', it will not otherwise stop, tio it for a lew days to the white-washed esump of modern conservatism. Do not hurry things too much. If tint world should be faed neit week it would spoil some of onr profes sions. Do not lot us do up tbiugs t in quid, litis world is too big a ship for us to guide. I know from the w ay she swings from larboard too starboard that there is a strong Hand at the helm. Be patient. lod's clock strikes but onre or twico in a thousand years; but tho wheels all tho while keep turning. Over the earavansarie of .Bethlehem, with silver tongue, it struck o.Nti. Over the University of Frfurt, Lu ther heard it strike nine. In tho lockings of tho present century it has sounded eleven'. Thank God t It will strike twelve! Her Own Calf. Tho Baldwins ville Gazette relates tho following in cident : Henry Marvin, of tliis villagci is widely know n as one ot the best auctioneers iu the county. It beems that a few days since ho wes called upon to exercise his vocation at A place near Onondaga Hill. Among the articles to be sold was a heifer, very attractive in appearance, and consequently our friend Marvin dwelt extensiily on the many excel lences in the customary vermascu lar if an experienced v auctioneer, w inding up his eloquent description with the flourish that she was 3 "gentle as a lamb." Thereupon, a long, slab tided couutrymau who had listened open-mouthed to the wordy display of our friend Marvin, whose legs were a foot longer than his punts, approached tho heifer, and commenced handling her teats. Bossy, not relishing such farmil iarity, "lifted her hoofs, and lto "Green " stnawling some 10 feet off. -vw.ve," said UeujY. diows allow a hUange calf to cuiuo near her !'' Greeny meanwhile picked himself up and gav e his bushy pate a harrow ing scratch, exclaiming: "Nc wonder she won't, when Ler owu calf has been blurting around her all day !" A huge roar broke from the crowd, and our neighbor Marvin gracefully "gave iu." Tho Scientific American. the best in tuk yvobld. 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