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H. B. STACY.
VOL. SX No. 606.
From the Bath Enquirer fy Advertiser.
rrinlcre ilirougoulit ilic United Stales are reques
ted lo copy tills.
'CUIIM WHO CANUEST UNDKSFU'AND IT
,IIp who lias left tt; joinliful lrIJc
Anil children young "nil fair,
flont on Fortune's iloupifnl 1 1. le
mine on lie knows 1101 where,
Tli. hues perch nice may roldly spurn
That i'. ilio Wanderer's iciurii.
Vpi nil ! llio unwilling heart forgiic
- . Tli.il il.itcs lo lioulile iliine,
1 wniilil nut seek to make ilice gricic
Hi t for these babes of mine ;
TJio ctfiires sent to in fiom :iboe
-pledges of our imiiu.il loc.
f'or them I plead I speak nm now
Ofwh.il my lot list 1 1 been J
Nor how fur I lire I lefi my homo
Audcaili familiar scene,
And sought i lie distant hills ofA
Foi sweet wilh tliee were cien llicy.
1 hailed the mountain's proudest swell,
The fuiesi's il.ukest pride,
Tlie lic.iifii rork, the ragged dell,
For thou wen by mv fide,
And piiiiIi'k whim viildcinrss Is dear,
Is lair, when those we loe :ue near.
lint iliou lust left I ty daik-cied Iiojf,
In ihsi.iiii puth in mine ;
A ganiblci's life lor ihe has jojs,
lint not, id.rs 1 lliy lioue ;
Thy f hi hit rn weep amid ilieir pi i ,
And 1 mil far mule lone limit itiey.
Our li.il cs for irry waul of liiead,
ll.uc hem (kiii i'IImI im i"tnc,
And now in public bounty fed,
1- nut a pifi'.n hum lunni- :
In'f he who should ihen gunitlian ho
ilim h fi llii'in to iheii inisr i ,
Idol an. I Ihn first,
. f 111- sl'0,
H III -MllliM lllllft,
lit Oil' luipiiif
ii iiiiimh i i i r II me when,
M l.iiht'i' vull i-onie li.u ka" tin."
Yfi go. iln'ii f.il-edewitrr go!
And if -nine Imi piei it.iine
l)u kiiidlii! in iht l.iri die glow
Of ImeV ileii-iifiil tl.iiue,
Oh, heai ire ! f.iiier she n-ny he,
Hut the ftill uetei love like me.
And oil, unulunfo one little line,
If in confirm my woe,
Tim I in. ii in file H'S'i'ii,
When all i 1 1 ill' I knov.',
And lr.nu u.v nut iiilhoul u "mi1,
To I'.iJe anil die uiih hope difcned.
'Min leae to IVnuiyV hittei eiiHt.
O'l.) ,lpi ikcu r('tie ;
'To mount o'er woiimii'h hioakou !m?t,
And inan'j dn-riiful owii,
MavVl lliiui ne'tr know die Hn.ilftl pait
Ofih.it uliich "ring's .1 hii'ukin: hi' .ill !
ALMIItA I'OIITEK H'
HIGH PKICM OP LABOR.
Tint Ingli price ol '.jW in lliis coniilry
if argued by snriio lis an aryumotit njaitist
I'tiibatlitn in the culture and manufacture;
uf bilk, and tuppo-cd 'ay muie lo prci-utit an
iinnirriimiiitabiu nbtlaclo in tliu way nf a
mrcctil'ul coiupDtilion v.iih cutttii ries where
il is more deprived. 'J'lunipli there is
niucli ilatisibilit y in tliu crjuiiiHnl. yet ex
petience Ins Inn;; mice del- cted it -s lallacv.
It is true foine wrilerc mi pnlitieal eeniiniiiy
liavc cdnptt d llnti tlienrj ; but tlintu v. Iio
have peiii'TatKil tlic lailhertst mtn the
Houroes of iiuliniial wrallli have exploded
U ns untrue. Bartnn Dupie. wlinsi- tnlcnli:
rind research cut it 'e tin opinion to real
xseiybt, r" Ms ' n i, mcnlly 'tint in the
tnobt ei iijii' .' le bta, che f manufacture.
Hie mol Oecidrd s-iipfitnrit y Ims. been ob
tained by prnple with whom the pricu is
ilearer llian with their rivals-.' In proof of
this noMliiin he adverts to the cotton man
ufactures of Knglaml, which arc furnished
hetlor atid cheaper than by any other pail
of Europe w here labor H cheaper. Hit nls-o
notici'i the fact that the linenp of Belgium
and Holland are belter and cheaper than
those, of Uriiany llintjirli the pricu of labor
lscotiMdernbly lower in the latter place.
The t-ame he tas is aho true with refpect
to the fine woolens of Trance, compared
Willi thoc ofSptin, though the price of
labor is much in Us favor.
Experience has also proved that low
priced labor ij far from being the most
profitable to the employer. Every farmer
nud mechanic knows thai thu wanes of
laborers arc always regulated by the tkill,
ul.itlli. nml dlLtinit Inn If. .11. nil, llieiiiinll'm
which they brinr with them, and it is im
material whether their wanes be high or
low, provided tl be proportioned to the
services rendered. In countries where
labor receives its full reward, it is perform
ed wilh cheerfulness, and the amount ren
dered is always greater in proportion to
the mice paid, than in countries where it
receives nn inadequate remuneration. Thi8
familiar principle is peculiarly applicable to
the niatiitlaeltiro ol nil; I he skill ticccs
nary to the perfection of fabrics will ever
be, in all countries, toe tcate by wtiicti i lie
wages of the operative must bo graduuted,
combined with labor, give a richer reward
than in the Unilrd Ktates. Audit is equally
true that no manufacturer whose labor ih
performed by skilful and faithful workmen
can fail of niccess, unless he embarks in i
visionary project. Hucli i?n nt the nianii'
facturing of silk. GeneseeFarincr.
White .Mulbirry Tries, os well as the
Iilorus Multicattlis, arc in great demand
this spring. One gentleman in this town.
who owns npar llnriy thousand trees has
been offered 30 per thousand and refund
)l. More whilci mulberry feed will becown
1 111 spring to far as we can learn from
different quarters, than has been plauirtl
for five yeors. A an nriiclo of profit,
oflde Iriim thu dcbtgn of raining corning,
wo know ol no more lucrative investment
They can be oohl any hour for Cash, and
, the. expense ci cultivating tlicin is compara
lively nothing. In (his sineu'n of scarcity
of hay and trrajs, had o'uj farmers occupied
part "of tlier grounds will) mulberry trees,
rather than grazing catle, I ho difference
in their fuvnr would bjj immensely great.
The large silk companies gitipg into opera
'tion this spring will cinsume nil the trees
which can be purchased. The supply is
not half equal to the demand. And wheth
cr I Ii o trees arc Sold or not. is not a mailer
of much consequence. The value of i
farm with Mulberry trees standing in all
the waste places, around outhouses and
fcnccR and in every unoccupied spot must
incrcaso its intrinsic value immensely.
Paris. Jan. 31 I83C
The joint Councils of Agriculture. Alan
tifaclures and Trade, in Hcs-tnii since the
fltii, in?!, have been called upon to give
their opinon respecting the more or less
protection, it 'jehoved tin:' Government to
grant to Manufacturers of Sm.ir, exlrac'cd
from the beet root. This production offers
one of the most remarkable phenomena of
modern industry; Napoleon made immense
sacrifices to encourage u; but its vicissitudes
have since been great, and strange lo say.
thai notv important branch of tiatiunal rich
cs, was on the point of being crushed, at
its origin, by the sarca'tus and gibes of all
kinds, to which it was exposed. A M.
Achard.the first to Vindicate the extraction
uf fttgar from thai plant on an extensive
scale, established a mniufacturc. in Silesia
at the begintimgof the present century. In
11103. Nnpolcou caused leveral lo be form
ed in Franre, but till, paving thai of M.
Cresdel at Arras, shared the fate ol the
Imperial Government. At present, there
are marly -100 in operation, which will
tin year produce upward of UO. 000,000
v.iighl of tii"ar, or about one half the
con-nmption i.t that article fur the whole
binirdi-in. Toe gruwlli of I l.at rool is not
In In- ci'iH'di'n d nlnne on nc in1 of the
sugar it nfiord- ; it ihIiti'-i- ngricuh ure
in gi in-r n I What ri main-of it. af'er the
inoris.- of I'Mraellon, serves to feed cattle
am) is employed as manure; and it I. as buen
proved that with n rapilal of about 3,000
linnrs, sugar works can be got up on the
smallest larms. The simple instruments
fir-t used for the extraction and purifying
ofllic sub-tarice, are found to nnswer bet
ter than the co-lly apparatus lately adopt
ed, r.nd M. Cres pel, who stuck to" the old
method, has until now fi cceeded the best,
and been enabled to tell for -19 fraii'is (100
weight) what the others cannot giye less
The increase in the quantity of l'oni
I made sugar, has occasioned a considerable
reduction in that of Colonial importation,
la.id c.ii.seqiietitly in Hie receipt of the
treasury. 1 he government anxious to
supply the deficit is now seriously think,
ing of a lox on that article. The discus
siuiis in the Council bore principally on
thai point. Most of the members opposed
it ma-much as they did not conceive thu
new industry in a sufficiently flourishing
condition to support the tax, M. Mathieu
df; Uombaslc. a very competent judge in
those matters stated thai about one. third
of the beet sugar refiners were doing well ;
that i.nother third us vet mcrelv covered
ctr expenses', and that the last third.
having been rt cent ly established were sti.l
losers, und living in the hope of doing bet
ter. There is however a greater obstacle
still to llio laing a duly on that branch of
indiMrv. Mo-t of the members of the
Chninbr of Deputies are laud proprietors
nud, n such, being particularly interested
m i bo succes-i will not readilv consent to
dram by taxation u source of sui.li profit.
I lu same Hung has already occurred in
respect to llie iron quotum, it may enrisc
quently be expected that thu government
w ill fail in itsaltcmpt lo lax the beel sugar.
Then remains the Colonial difficulty. The
French West Indies exist only by the sugar
they sell to the mother country, and they
are rather shackled than prolccled by the
present inniort duty of .J'j francs 50 cen
times per 100 kilograms. That duty,
which lurmerly operated as a protection
has had of late quite n contrary rffect. for
it bos enabled the beet root su"ar, freed as
it is Irom that duty, to devclope itself freely
and without any obstacle, and to enter
with advantage- into competition with the
enuu sugar, in me course ol last year,
the great cnnsilintition of the former oeen.
stoned a fall off of 15 miliums of frnncs in
the duties ami l ie Colonial nriipln In
1B3G, the diminution will nrobabk-
The following table will rhew the. eon
sumption of both sugars respectively, dur-
uj; uj uuicti-ni yeuis in Kilograms.
C 1,253 2S2
litct root Sugar Total
10,000.000 77,5 12,702
15 000.000 77.liC9.lW8 1
llio bovreigns of Prussia and Austria
aro also lutein on encouraging that indus
try in Ilieir dominions, and they have sent
persons purposely to Franco to ncqnaint
themselves with the process of manufacture
in our establishments. Albany Adv.
From the Vermont Courier.
As the time i i nearly arrived when Maple
groves are laxed for their quota of our lux
urics, will give, fur the benefit of those
concerncu, a tow tacts, wiucli experience
has taught me relative to making
In the firt,l place, it is obvious. I he buck
els' and spouts should bu perfectly clean
unit sweet. 1 lien ucinrc thu sap is put
into tho kettles n little lime should he put in
it. in order to iiutrnlizo llm vegetable acid
which it contains. A lea spoon full would
he sufficient lor two barrels of sap. It
sliou'il bestirred tip and then allowed to
settle The object is lo preyent the acid
l(oui dccompnoiiig tiiu iron which gives the
sugar n black appearance. Tho kettles
should also he washed while warm with thin
whitewash and bo allowed lo dry before pul
ling in the sap. Then ihesapshould be put
in and kept boiling till it is sugared cff.as it
is galled. If several kettles are used a-i it
boils down, the syrup should bo dipped in
to one kettle in siiffucient quantity to make
from 20 to 30 lbs. This quantity can ba
sugared off in about two hums, in a cum
mon cauldron, after it became a pretty
strong syrrup, tay, ns strong ns it is usual
ly made beloru dipping out to settle. The
lime makes o thin coal over the surface of
the iron und helps to prevent a decomposi
tion ofit. Sugar mnde in this way is whi
ter than anyN. O. Sugar. The black col
oring matter is all derived from th buck
els, kettles, tubs. &c., as it is proved from
the fact that syrrup or niolascs made from
maple sap by "freezing is wholly colorless.
The principle object in making nice sugar
should be to prevent its be:r-- i ,i..ed with
coloring matter. I have m.ido many expert
merits and the above is the result. The
kettles should be set so that I he fire cannol
reach within U or 10 inches of l lie top, for
il il does the sugar firmed on the sides is
pt lo be burnt by which the whole batch
From the Knickerbocker.
Till: SINGING -HAST 12 R.
Mcthinks I see him now, standing n w.n
his wont, behind llio little desk in front of
the pulpit, in the street church. Tho
same suit ol rusty black which, for the last
twenty years, has on Sundays encased Ins
six feet two inches of skin and bone.1, slill
hangs upon him. The long, thin face, the
sinootlilv-coinbed hair, the upturned eye,
the subdued look, the meek expression, and
withal the proud humility ofnnnnor nfObed
Parsons, while in the discharge of his tin
ties as leader of the choir, aro now before
me. I can see linn standing with Ins huge
p-alin-bnok in Ins left hind, held at the ex
tremity of hi-! out-streiehed arm, while hi?
right, keeping the lime, moyes up nml
down with the regularity nf the walking,
beam of a steamboat every lime it sink--,
touching the book. and. while it tests for a
moment upon the fingers, rising and filling
with a short, uneasy motion :' I can see
the peculiar and ridiculou-ly-tcnder expres
sion which hi-features fur a moment n4sitnii'
as Ins eye glances lo the pew, at the light
of llio pulpit, occupied by Deacon II ,
and his pretty daughter Grace ; and never
shall I furget the mingled look of sadness
anil despair which overspread his cuutile
nance the last Sunday he appeared in
church, while, partly turning Inward her.
he sang the following lines oT the psalm
which had been selected fnr the conclusion
of the services nfihe day :
'My hem I, like I he grns3 that feels the bl.nt
Of some infectious wind,
Doci I uiiii.-li so wilh -ricf, that sejreo
My needful food I find :
By reason of my sad estate,
I spend my bre.ilh in groans ;
Jly llesh U worn away, my skin
.Scarce hides ray stalling hones.'
The two last lines, in the spirit which he
appeared involuntarily lo apply them, were
but too true. His flesh torts worn away In
such a degree Ihal his 'skin could scarcely
hide his i-tarting bones.' Poor Obcd !
iliine was indeed on unlnppy fate. Nn
lure, in funning- thy unseemly person, it is
true, gave thee a mind in some respects pa
culiar. but slie also endowed thee with
sen-ibiljiici as keen and tender, and wi'ha
heart as susceptible, as she ever bestowed
upon llie most lovely of her creatiotw. If
the pen ol one who loved Ihce with nil thy
peculiarities who knew thee well, and
nnz'd the abundant good that was lobe
found in thy bimplu and unpretending na
ture cm do ought to rescue. Ihce Iro n
Hint oblivion into which thy name and his
lory arc fast sinking, the effort, at least,
shall not be wanting.
Obed Parsons was one of tlme charac
ters marked from the cradle for a particu
lar vocation. Born m Italy, he would have
been a Ravn"liu. but bum as ho was in the
eastern part of Connecticut, he lived ami
died a Yankee singing master. Must truly
could Obed Parsons have been said to have
been a psalm singer by nature. The pro
pensity (as I bolievu crarnulogists call il)
was deve'opci in him during Ins tnot ten
der vears. not where thev rind it. on Hie
head, but through ' is mouth. Ilia infant
enca wero metre, and while he yet lay up
on his mother's breaot. Instead of crowing,
jovful sound by which babes first manifest
their sense of enjoyment, the notes of ' Old
Hundred' drooled from Ills hps. The gojd
old Presbyterian psalms with winch ln
venerable grand-mother every evening sang
him to sleep, in the morning were recog
nised in Ins first waking cries. As he grew
in years, ho grew in musical power. (In
his' first attendance at meeting, tho music
of tho choir affected him as sensibly as it
did the Kttrick Shepherd's dog. and like
that susceptible animal, he instinctively
raised Ins voice, and added Insinlanl notes
to the song of prniso ihat went forth thro
out the congregation. He soon nfler be-
camo conspicuous in the neigh uorlioou lur
Ins skill in psalmody; nnd before he was
thirteen venra old, he taught a singing-
schoul in his native town. His life, for the
next ensuing fifteen years, would preccrft
little of interest to the reader, and I shall
thereforo tuko the liberty of passing ever
it with tho single remark, that it was char
acterised by the usual spiri' of change and
enterprise to ho fuund in thnse migratory
sons of New-Kiiglund, whu. from Hie earli
est tunes, havo devoted themselves to the
duties of public instruction. After making
tho tnnr of most of the towns and villages
in what aro denominated the Northern
Slates, nnd becoming at different period n
sojourner in each ol them, ut the uge ol
twenty-eight, a bachelor, noor in thn .mods
ol tins world, and poorer still in flesh, but
rich in Ins melodious powers long, lank,
and oxtoiuivo in person, but with a ward
robe scanty nnd stint liu arrived inthccitv
ofNowVurk. Through the influence- of
some natives ofthe town of his birth, then
holding the elevated stations and perform
ing the I' 'ili function? of deadens in the
Elrdf church, lie 'vm appointed the
leader of v' choir. Thu clo30 or his first
year Totm-i Sim the teaclier of u school for
the improvi-mctit in psalmody of the junior
membcre uho congregation
'Then) n'n tide in he affi.rs of mm,'
says Sliaktofiare, 'which taken at the flund
leads on to fortune.' Byron extend the
remark to Viimen. and observes thai there
is also ' a ' ido" in their affairs, nnd I doubt
not that he was correct in the ob-servation.
Fur my mvn part, I have observed, thai in
tiiojiveaof both sexes, there are periods
which seem mirked by events that exorcise
p. contrullinn influence over Iheir niter ox
istciiee. Tim hnu and tenor of their lives
nro chu.gcd; dill'-renl feelings ire aroused,
different cares vex tliout, iiw nnxicties
arise, and sources of joy nnd sorrow are
open-'il i.-n-..h tin.) Helm t been closed to
them. This, in an especial manner. wa
the case in the instance, of my friend Obed
The singing pcIio jI in the city was an
epoch in his life, from which ho could datu
a changed existence. Let me here remark,
that it very frequently happens, thai inci
dents which at first appear so trivial end
insignificant at hardly to ba worth our at
tention, arc subsequently found to have
been the moving causes of the greatest
changes in our elnracler atid circumstan
ce.'. The life nfObed Parsuns most happr
ly illustrates tins cbiervatmn. Among the
pupils in hi? singi.ig school was a cherub
looking little creature, of the name of
Grace, the only daughter of one of the
principal deacum ofthe street church.
Although possessing n person of almost
perfect lovelines.i. her only attraction in the
eyes of Obcd was her voice. Il was.indoed,
ofthe most clear, soft, and bird-like tone;
and from tho moment it first struck the
eir of her teacher, he was so enamoured of
Us swectnc:S, that ho at once determined
In employ much of his tune in its cultna
Hon. lie did so. and the hours he devoted
to the instruction of Graud, soon became
the happiest of his existence. His delight
seemed for some timu to be without earthly
alloy, and In coniist entirely in trjiuing to
the more perfect praise of Ins Maker, a
vjicoofsuch peculiar melody.
It was a rare nnd singular contrast Ilia!
of the misttr and scholar, while engaged
in ilieir exercises : he bending Ins long.thin,
bony form, and gathering up Ins rambling
limb', to get his lace down to hers she
wilh her p-.lite figure, and compact and
delicate proportions, standing by Ins side,
they looked like a willow switch and a
grr.pe vine forming ti vegetable alliance.
After tho lapse of a few months.a change
was ob'crtnd to have taken place in the
cl'iimeier of Obed. The self-complacency
whicn had heretofore been observable in
his every look and motion, particularly
while engaged in the performance of his
official services, appeared to have given
place to an air of frelfulness and un'uappi
ness. He would occasionally sing out of
tune, and by leading the congregation
astray, cause the must fearful dicurd in the
exercises. On one occasion, 1 particularly
remember, he named ' Kingsbridgo' as the
tune wo should sing, and just as the con
gregation had commenced industriously nu
that, he himself struck up on ' Denu ark.'
At length this wandering from his duties
became so frequent his manner 6n absent
and flighty, and his mistakes so ludicrous,
and occasionally so annoying 'hat it was
found necessary to suspend him from office.
Ho was soon afterward taken ill. nnd nt lnt
was confined to his bed, from which he
Itwasnt this period, that my intimacy
with Obed Parsons commenced. From Ins
peculiar appearance and manner, together
with the singular traits of character I had
ubsorve.1 in htm, he had early become an
object of interest to me. On learning Ins
serious indisposition, I called to sec him ;
and finding that I could hi of service to
Iiiiii. continued my visits. They ended on
ly with his life; nnd I have the satlslaction
of knowing thai I contributed to soften the
last moments of one of the most singular
and eccentric, and vet the most harmlesspf
human beings. A lev; days before ha died,
he confirmed my suspicions, and acknowl
edged that his unfortunate and unrecip
rocated attachment had been the cou-e of
his unliappincss, nnd finally of his death.
Ho informed me that I would find the pro
gress of his feelings detailed in the latter
part of a journal he had kept, and which he
de-urcd to leave in my lianus.
Tins journal, which I examined nfier his
lent Ii, I found to he voluminous, and for the
most part filled with memoranda relating to
Ins early life. From that portion of it
which was written during his residence in
New York, nnd more particularly from those
entries which have reference tu Ins feelings
for Grace , I shall, as they better illus
tratc some of tho peculiar features of hi
character, make a few extracts. His nmo
Hons, it will bo seen, frequently find vent
in sacred verse, slightly amended, nt times,
in suit his peculiar condition. His psalm
book was his vnile-mcrum. and all his ideas
of heaven-born inspiration, in the matter o
pnelry. wure gathered from its pages. The
first passage which I shall present from tuy
friend s journal, runs as follows .-
'October 21, 10--. At length my school
is established, nud 1 nm, alter a long and
weary wardering, fixed, ns I hope, fur life
It is a umol comfortable feeling that per
inaueul settlement produces. 1 was fearful
that there would never be an end of my
journeying, nnd that,
'l.ike Noah's weary dove,
Tli.il soar'd llie e.iril, ainiinJ,
Dal nol a leslin; pl-ire alxni
'I he chceilcfs ualeis lound,'
I should travel over the wide world, and
never find tho rcsl that is granted unto oth
'October 30, IB . Mcthinks I never
heard so sweet n voice as that possessed by
Grace , It u n ploasiiro for tne lo
leach her lo sing. It cannot he but that to
God nil sounds of worslnn arc erinal ; hut
it nlwnvs feemed to me, tint 'he voice of
childhood raised in prayer, and that the
song of praise breathed in the sweet, musi'
cal voice and soft.accents of a pure and
lovely girl like Grace, must be more accep
table lo him than that which is poured forth
in the rough and coarse voices of men. '
'.Yovcmber II. 18 I fear my mind is
dwelling too much on Grace . And
yet it is but natural. I hay; always loved
to contemplate tin beautiful, whether of
tho animate- or inanimate of Nature's
works; ami of a surety. Grace is must
lovely. Her name, even, is melody. What
saith the Psalmist.?
firncu ! 'lis a clurnimj sound !
Harmonious in tho eir,
lle.ucn iviili the echo sh ill resound,
And nil the earth shall hear.'
'Decembers, 10 . I love her ! Yes!
(talis) tho feeling which has made rnt so
uncomfortable nf lata t nnd l.it evening,
while I wns teaching her the difficult parts
of 'Heading,' she smiled so sweetly and
kindly upon mo, that I could almost believe
that I, even I, homely and lowly ns I nm.
might find favor in her sight. O that it
miy ba so ! Could she but look into my
heart, and see the purity, the intensity, the
almost idolatry of my affection, she iniglit
forgot my nwkward m inner, my unsightly
figure, and my ur.gnceful gait. But this
cannot be, and yot I will hope ;
Mv soul, wait lliou with pitlcnce
For Graec, and Grace nlnne ;
On her ilcpeni.'elh all my hopes.
Deccm'w 27, 13. I think people be
gin to observe trie state of my leelings to
ward Grace. It is quite likely ; fur I can
not nlways control myelf. And why should
I care if all the world know that my affec
tions flow oul unlo one who is all loveli
ness .' I do not :
'My tongue chill he qjiek
Her praises In indite,
As is llie p'n of any scribe
That u.-eth fast lo write.'
Let it pass from mouth to mouth, from tea
table to lea table, that Obd Parsons In
hid llie folly, if lliey will call it so, to love
one far above him, 'in every goo.! and per
fect gift.' But as for thee, dear Grace,
'O keep me in thy perfect way,
And bid leinplnlion (lee J
And let me never, neiei- stray,
Krom luppiness and thee.'
'Janwtrt 25, 13 . Tho people laugh
at me, nnd ilu youth of our congregation,
on whom God has showered blessings of
every kind beauty, wealth, and all the
comforts of life think it a matter of 6port
and laughter that one ns poor, lowly, nnd
noblest as 1 am, should posses tho same
feelings, tho s tuie tenderness, and suscepti
bility, a themselves, i ney jeer nl me,
and tell all manner of lies, to mike me ap
pear ridiculous. I am n subject of mirth
and merriment with them, and not unfre-
quently nn object ofscorn and contemptuous
treatment. OHeii, too,
'Tors iok by all nm I,
As dead and out of min 1 ;
And like a shaiieied tp'sel lie,
Whose parts can ne'er be joined.'
I am sorely tried, and sometimes, I think
overmuch. My life, I hope, has not been
a sinful one.nnr my thoughts such as should
call down such a punishment as tins :
'() I. or. I ! I am n it proud of h?art
Nor cast a scornful eje ;
Nor mv npiiinj ihniijhls employ,
In things for me Ion hih ;
Willi infant innocence lliou knowsl,
1 h lie myself deme.in'd ;
Compose I to quiet like a hah?,
That from die bre.Ht is wean'd.'
'Ftbrunry 9, 10. Even Grace turns
away from me, and treats nn coldly. The
injurious reports which mv revilors have
put in circulation, have not been without
'False witnesses wild for;cd compl lints,
Against my peace combined,
An-I M my rh irge such iliings they laid,
As 1 had ne'er designed.
The jnod winch I lo ihem had done,
Wilh evil lliey rep lid,
And did by malice undeserved,
My h irmless life iniade.'
February 23. 10. I have spoken to
tier, and now all is over with me. .My stis
pensc is ended in a nnnner that I ought to
have expected. O lint I could exchange
the certainty of misery for the hope I once
enjoyed, even that hope deferred, which
inaketli the heart Mck. Vet whv should
I wish that i
'While I conreal'd llio fiettini sore,
Mv hones roiisuii.eil uiihoui telief,
All day I did wilh anguish roar,
l'.ni no co nplaint ud'U.igeJ my grief.'
'.Varrh 10. 18. I cannot bear the
sight of my fellow creatures. I do not like
lo go to oliurclt tiny inure, and my duties
as leader of the choir, once my pride nnd
delight, have become hateful to me :
'I'm like a pelican become,
'I'll it ibes in drscits mourn,
Or liko nn uwl ili.it siis all day,
On liinen tree loilorn ;
In wavcliings or iuiestless moan,
The night by me is spent.
As bv ihnsu solitary buds,
I lur. lonesome trees lieqtient.
'.March 27, 18.
heart is broken, and I shall soon be nl rest
in n place where tho enmity of thoso who
revile mo cannot penclrale.nnd where Iheir
persecutions cannot reach inc.
Obed was buried, at his own request, in
a church-yard near the outskirts of the
city, where llie grass can grow and the sun
shine upon his grave. I have erected a
neat littlu monument to his memory, on
which I caused In bo cut an inscription,
which for comprehensive and touching sim
nlicitv rrinals, I think, the celebrated one
! of ' .Vy Mither,' in Trinity Church-yard
It is as follows :
n n r. i o n i t.'
HUMILIATING APOLOGV. Facts and estimates, wo hav reason to
A young man in Bradford. Massachusetts-,! believe, willsooon be presented i the pub-
Irttelv sent a loiter to tho editor ofthe K-' ,,c- ,,0i.n ps V'"" l""'wbiliiy. at an
I expense that wnl wurrant the undertaking,
i,ex Rannur. enclosing an ndvcrlncnicnt aleeonnneiiMiraie with the inagpt
purporting to nine from n voung lady of ' tudc nnd intjortancc ol the object,
Bradford, who was anxious to enter inlj
the. estate of matrimony. Soma pitiablu
feeling towards the young woman induced
the letter ; but the sequel must have been
liko vinegar tu thrf author of it. lie was
ferreted out, and obliged by the friends of
the lady, tu milte a public confession, in the
following lowly manner. He gives himself
a beautiful character:
Wlic-iras an unauthorised, falso and ma
licious advertisement, purportinor to be sub-
scril)id by Hannah Hull, was inserted in
the bssex Uanner of In -t week, 1, Nathan
icl Holmes, Jun., of Bradford, hereby con
fess that I was the author of it, and that I
have thereby wronged Miss II tilt most cru
elly, and without tho least provocation or
reason. I therefore penitently ask her par
don and als.i taku this method ot informing
llio puunc, mat (here never has been any
impropriety of any kind on her part, which
could justify satd advertisement, but on rite
contrary, thai her conversation and con
duel have been at all times correct, virtu
ous and inuffonsive, and that in causing
said advertisement to be sent to Mr. Farns-
worth, through tho post office, in a letter.
enclosing two dollars for its insertion, 1
was actuated by a blind infatuation, and a
recklets disrig.ml fur principle, honor and
hum-inity. I therefore beg leave to express
my sorrow for my barbarous insult upon
Miss Hull, nnd In solicit her. and Air.
Farnswurth, the Kilitor ofthe Il-sex Ban
ner, and the public generally to forgive me.
NATmismr. IIur.MSs, Jr.
Bridfurd. March 9, 1830
I'm: Gravi: An ugly hole in the ground
which lovers anil poets wish they wero in.
but take uncommon pains to keep out of.
Modestv A biautilul flower, that flour-
shes in secret plac-j.
ac.NsmrMTY A quality by which its
possessor, m attempting to promote the
hapiness uf other people, loses Ins own.
A VouNt; Man or I ai.knt An imBer-
tinent scoundrel, who thrusts himself for
ward; n writer nf execrable poetry ; a ocf
sou without modesty; a noisy fellow : n
liAwvan A learned gentleman, who
rescuse your estate Irum you enemy, and
keep5 ji. himself.
Mv Dewi An expression used by man
and wife at the eomniencinent of n quarrel.
v ATCini n A nun employed by the
parish lu sleep in the open air.
HoNF.srr An excellent joke.
Dr.TisT A pers-m who finds work for
his own tooth by taking out other peoples.
1- EK 1 lie snauow ot hope-
Ruiut. Fi:t.iciTV--Potatoes and Tur
Pho-i'kctl's A.vo Imiex Appendages to
a literary work ; the former showing what
it ought lu b' tiie latter what it is.
(jfcvrii.iTV tilting your meat with a
sliver fork, though you iiave not paid the
Take a Fuiend's Anvrcc' An express
ion used by a min when he is going to at
Unbiased Opinion An opinon, selfish
ness of winch is concealed from the world.
The Most lTEt.r.iOET Citu.n that
ever was seen hvry man s own child.
Amusi.no, Our readers will remember
that some limi ago a Mrs. Hunt adver
tised her riin-i-wiiy husband, with a request
that F.ditors throughout the world" wuuld
do justice to her ease. Forthwith they
opened upon the delinquent like n pack
ot hounds in full cry, nml epithet followed
epithet u,i lo the twenty firstor second r
d'ti in of the original anathema ofthe N.Y.
Courier. Toe Northan Banner, republish
ing the whole 1st of Editorial curses on Mr.
Hunt, for Ins ttngallant conduct, observes
"we Avion" something about this business.
Mr. Hunt, it is true, left home under Ihe
following circumstances; he had been mar
ried a few month, lived wilh his better
half until the subject of "ways and means"
compelled him to "make a shift;" he did so
and returned after a few weeks absence to
the embraces ofa"'tender-hearted" wife,
and fur aught we know is enjoying all the
blessings of double felicity. In justice to
Mr Hunt, therefore, we publish this note;
and send it on after the other, in hope that
in turning some short corner it may ove
tjk' and stop itscouise.1'
lu compliance ihereiurc with the request
ofthe B inner, we give it a further shove
ahead, hoping tint Mr. Hunt will in future
su conduct himself that Airs. Laura Hunt
will find it unncci'ssary ever ngain lo
advertise for the restoration of her stray
TuNNcr. kndeii Tilt: Hudson River,
The bill to incorporate the Albany Tunnel
Company has become.a law. i he bill pro
vides that Hie Tunnel, fur a distance of 300
.-et from J ml east of the pier, shall be
twelve feet below the lowest low water
mark, os defined by the U. S. survoy ; and
that the crown of tho arch shall be eighteen
inches below Hie bad of the river. Il will
of course pass by a gradual elevat ion, from
the place of the greatest depth, to the
shore at either termination. The clear
innci width of tho Tunnoll will bo about
21 feet, and the height 12 feet. The site is
of course not yet decided ; but the gen
eral impression seems to be that its entrance,
into Alarkcl-street will bo through Maiden
lane, which, having been recently widened,
is admirably adapted to the purpose.
The directors named hi the bill arc Joel
B Nott, Stephen Van Rensselaer, jr..
James Stevenson, James Vanderpoel and