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' ' TEE HUNTER OF THE PRAIRIES.-
BY W. C. BRYANT.
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Ay, this is freedom! these pure skie3 :
'"' Were never stained by village smoke; "
i The fragrant wind that through them flies,
' V Is breathed from wastes by plough un
J ; broke.
' Here, with my rifle and my steed,
And her who left the world for mc,
' I plant me where the red deer feed
" In the green desert- and am free.
. For here the fair savannas know "
No barriers in the bloomy grass,
"Wherever breeze of heaven may blow,
. Or beam , of heaven may glance, I pass.
" In pastures measureless as air,
" . Tho bison is my noble game;
m The bounding elk, whose antlers tear
The branches, falls before my aim.
'Mine are the rtvcr-fbwl that scream
From the Ion j strip of waving sedge;
The bear that marks my weapon's gleam,
Hides vainly in the forest's edge;
In vain the she-wolf stands at bay;. ; .
- The brinded catamount that lies
High in the boughs to watch his prey,
. Even in the act of springing, dies.
With what free growth the elm and plane
Fling their huge arms across my way,
Gray, old, and cumbered with a train
" vOf vines, as huge, and old, and gray!
" Free stray the lucid streams, and find
, No taint in these fresh lawns and shades;
" Free-spring the powers that scent the wind
Where ne ver scythe.has swept tbi. glades.
1 Alone the Fire, when frostwinds sere
The heavy herbage of the ground,
" Gathers his annual harvest here,
With roaring like the batlle-'s ..sound,
And hurrying flames that sweep the plain
And smoke-streams gushing up the sky,
I meet the flames with flames again,
And at my door they cower and die.
Here, from dim woods, the aged past
Speaks solemnly; and I behold
The boundless future in tho vast
And lonely river, seaward rolled.
Who feeds its founts with rain and dew?
, Who moves, I ask, its gliding mass,
And trains the bordering vines whose blue
' Bright clusters tempt me as I pass?
'Broad are these streams my steed obeys;
Plunges and bears me through the tide,
' Wide are these woods I tread the maze,
Of giant stems, nor ask a guide.
I hunt,' till day's last glimmer dies
O'er woody vale and grassy height;
And kind the voice and glad the eyes,
That welcnme my return at night.
MRS. MADISON.
This remarkable worn in is one of the
persons most visited by strangers in Wash
ington, and those who visit her are al
ways deeply impressed with her agreea
ble manners, her wonderful memory and
her dignified bearing. During the last
half of the winter just past she has not
participated in the fashionoble circles of
.the metropolis, which is, perhaps, for the
number of its people, always, during a
session of Congress, the gayest city in the
-Union. The loss of a sister, at an advan
ced age, a Mrs. Todd, residing in Virgin.
ia, has caused her temporary withdrawal
-from all public circles. Her house, upon
what is called the President s bquare, was
crowded on New Year's Day; and next to
'the President and ex-President Adams,
' .'Mrs.' Madison received the greatest num
ber of visitors from the citizens otr and
'the' stfansrers then in,-Washington." ''Mrs-
Madison, upon that occasion,, received
-'nearly or quite a thousand calls, most of
"she received while standing, and!
tahije attended by her nieces and grand-'
ilaughters: ; .v;
'Mrs.' Madison is a tall dignified -woman, i
"wiih'ar full facfc,- blue eyes and somewhat
'florid complexion, and is apparently over
m f ana '' Ha c ro a a ':
black and ia a style that comported well
vrua ner years; ana upon ner ueau bbc
.Voro a white turbari,' with a black reil.
lie? manners have all the stateli ness of
''ojklcn time,' yetliweetly harmonize with
j ' tlio changes of the present day. She ex
f pressedherself grateful to hercountrymen
fot the favors they have extended towards
'hef in tie recent acts of Congress, and e-'
Winces that gratitude "in tho flattering cor.
tfulity with which she receives every one
Vho visits'- her. ; Her house is a minia
r(uf e . museum of tha fine arts. i: The grcat
est part of her collection is still at her fbr-mer-
residence in Montpelier, Va., but
Vhat"has already been. removed here well
Repays the Visiter, aside from the gratifi
' 'cation of sceihjr their venerable possessor.
f X Ilet c'olloctions in sculpture consist ot a
r i j I dpalcon Crossing the Alps byr Canova;
,M ' i l& 1 ust of -Washington; presented to Mr.
? !j.dian, by a sculptor at Rome; and rlg-
,C3 cf deities, with other representations
.Vc-a t!i3 sclent mythology." Around on
.liz xvalli cf her parlor are suspended the
' : c f Columbus, Vespucius, Magellan,
and Sir VTalter Raleigh, painted
. t:.3 Kacurial,"-" in -Spain.; Above them
-iVerorlrsits of v Kington, JefTer
. :cr r?3 and Mr. Madisbi, by Gilbert
- ' --h llts. Madison, iays are very
. ;; LA which fully "justify Stuart's
celebrity as a portrait painter. If Mrs.
Madison's portrait was a good likeness,
she must have been a handsome woman
in her day, of which she still retains some
traces in her old age. Next to Washing,
ton, and according to the succession of the
Presidents,- is the portrait of John Adams,
painted by Trumbull, in his usual style f
in the same room is the picture of a saint,
by Titian; while through the folding doors
that communicate to the back parlor, may
be seen a painting of Christ Breaking
Bread after his. Resurrection, , This oc
cupies nearly one side of the wall, exten.
ding from floor to floor, and was painted
by Car Spruygt, ot the i lemish school.
It was purchased by Mrs. Madison's .son,
at a cost of abpjut two thousand dollars,
and sent to her from Europe. " Over the
fire place, in the same room, is a very old
painting, representing a group of maidens
surprised by Pan, while playing jin a grove.
Pan, it seems, has fallen in love with the
handsomeest one, while the rest are quite
merrv at the Idea of such a creature as he
being susceptible of the tender passion.-
Her collection "winds up'7 with a number
of rare engravings, ar.d also fine sets .of
medals, on rrench and American subjects.
Philada. Ev. Neics. '
Cass and Hannegan in reply to Benton.
We have not room to prepare such a
condensed account of the speech of Gem
Cass, on the 2d April, in reply to Col.
Benton, as its importance demands. We
give first the entire remarks of Mr. Han
negan, as they come first in order, as fol
lows: ' f ' "j
V Mr. Haxnegax said: Mr. President,
I have a few words' to say. I would not
have made a single observation on this
occasion had it not been for a particular
expression, accompanied by a very signif
icant look towards this quarter which fell
from the Senator from Missouri. Cer
tainly he was the last man here from
whom I expected an unkind look or an un
kind allusion. As I said before, upon a
certain occasion here, he has been
to great a extent my political teacher; sir, I
learned from him on this Oregon question
moro than I learned from any other liv
ing man. I learned from his speech on
the Ashburton treaty,- which from that
hour has been to him the constant theme
of deadly and unmitigated hostility against
the negotiator -who" made that treaty and
Senators who voted for it. I learned main
ly from that speech my principles and re.
lation to the Oregon question. ' From that
speech of the Senator from Missouri, I
learned that the American title to Ore
gon up to latitude 55 degrees was good,
not only against Great Britain, but the
whole world. That speech was . made
here only four or five years ago,, and in
it the Senator taught me those principles
which, powerful as he is, he never will be
able to eradicate from my mind. He
planted them there, but he cannot. now
pluck taem up at his., will. I learned at
the feet of Gamaliel; I have 'passed from
thence; I have proclaimed the principles
which I found there. He may do as he
lists. He may, before his country and
the world, abandon those principles. I
will not. I make the same pledge made
by the distinguished, and patriotic, and
honest American who occupied that seat
yesterday, (Mr. Cass,) that whenever Jt is
shown that the line of 49 degrees was ex
tended to the Pacific ocean. I will not on-'
ly close my mouth and sear my Hps a
gainst tfte utterance of any claim to: the
country north of 49 degrees, but to any
part of Oregon. . But self-confident as the
Senator is that he holds "the Agamemnon
of our little band" a prisoner, he may find
himself mistaken. V Not one siugle docu
nientto which Jie refcrred-not one para
graph which he read':has reference tar a
foot of laridf with tho cscspliciLPf .his alia.
sion to Lewis and' Clarke, bvest ? of the
Rocky mountains. What right had Engi
land and the United States to settle ft line
dividing a country belonging to Spain?--;
The Senator from Missouri is aware that
such was never the intention--such was
never in the contemplation of England and
the : United States, x t But this . was the
pledge made by the Senator-from MiChi-'
can. By this he is bound; and' by this af
ter all thatr he has said I express myself
also bound. Whenever it can be shown
that the treaty of Utrecht contemplatH
the establishment of the parallel of 49 de
grees ;west "of the Rocky mountains, I
close my mouth as to Oregon. Spain was
a party to that treaty,! but she did not
come in, if I recollect right, till some time
afte rwards; I : speak from recollection,
and 2b not make the statement with per
fect confidence of its accuracy, but such is
my impression 'Spain came into it af
terwards; protesting that she did nptyield
any rights on the northwest coast, and on
ly when that protest was concurred in did
she become a party- T As to France, prior
to 1713, she never asserted a title to a foot
of territory, from the isthmus of Darien to
the Arctic circle,' on the Pacific, coast.-
And yet England and France according
to the-version which; bir Mr; Benton
gives, and with the impression which: he
would produce upon the Senate and upon
the country,! parceled out what we now.
call Oregon. - Yet op,to that moment, -up
to the signing of the treaty of Utrecht,
and long afterwards,' and down; to the
signing of the Nootka Sound' convention,
before all Eurppe.! with the assent of all
Christendom,- Spain asserted, and main
tained, and defended her title to the whole
of that coast. It , would.be folly for me to
go even for an instant,lhto the arguments
by which all this has been sustained." ''It
is a notorious fact, which ho man,- Sena
tor, or otherwise can controverts -- Let me
now congratulate ,one who most kindly
did me the .honor some time since, in most
flattering language, which at1 once found
its way to my hear 'to call me "friend,''
an epithet which I, nonreturn to him with
his permission -let me now congratulate
my, friend, the distinguished Senator .from
South Carolina," (Mr.1 Calhoun, that at
last the' antipodes have metthat ho has
made a convert of tho Senator from Mis
urii ; I congatulato him.' -Ho has now
won the highest trophy- tho brightest in
tollectual trophy ho has ever achieved.
can now mane mc prouuest ooasi nc ev.
er uttered; The great leader there (point4
ing to Mr. .Benton) has become his (Mr.
Calhoun V) convert and his subaltern in
the course of "masterlyjhactivity." j
"Agamemnon of the little band! "and
the Aiaxes and I the least of them--
"the little Ajax!" - Sir 1 am not even tho
lesser Ajax; I am but a poor private sol
dier, in this cause. , I ask no. favor, and
I seek no reward, save the triumph of the
great cause, i asK lor noining. i snouiu
despise myself if, in a cause like this,
for an instant I could cherish a fccK
ing of selfishness. I would rather be the
little A jax -rather the .private soldier
fighting simply for' subsistence in this
cause, than to hold my head so high that
I could not see aught below mc; rather be
the private soldier than with my haughty
foot to press the lowly, earth .aa though it
were too moan forsmy tread; rather be tho
private soldier, than in every look, and at
titude, and act, and expression, proclaim
"I am the ruler! I will rule or I will ru
in; and it. is indifferent to mc whether the
consequence be rule or ruin." . Sir, be he
who he may, there is ho man in this land
so high as to have it in his power to ele-;
vate: and depress public sentiment in A
merica at his will. Be he who he may
who makes such an attempt, he will speed
ily find his level. "Little A jax'. let it be;
but let mo remind the Senator from Mis.
souri that Agamemnon ' and the Ajaxes
were not the only actors at the siego of
Troy. There was an Achilles there; and
we have an Achilles here; ; Let the Sen
ator from Missouri beware, lest he be the
Hector who will grace the triumph cf this
Achilles. , ; ;' ' " - -
Here there was. a loud burst of ;ap-!
plause ine gallerfes, which' the Presi
dent's rebuke Tailed to, check for a fbw
moments. . J" " ,
Mr. Cass returned his thanks, to his
friend, Mr. Hannegan, for what he . had
said for' him, while he- was absent; and
was still more so for the common object
which they all had in view; Which .was
the interest and-honor of their country.
Mr. Cass said he had come here, this
morning , to iree inmseii- , .lwice in my
life (said Gen. C.) 1 have been captured
by enemies, fighting against British pre
tensions in war, and again fighting against
British pretensions in peace. My coun
try redeemed me in tho former ;ase; I
come " to redeem myself in the latter.
There was nothing in the former relations
between tho gentleman " from Missouri
( Mr.r Benton) . and myself, v which : would
justify the use of. the term enemies. Iff
however, it should be otherwise, I can on
ly say." that I have borne worse- calami
ties than even the hostility of the Hon.
uent. trom Missouri.- I mean to justity
and vindicate myself to the i entire satis
faction of every one within the sound-of
niv voice. - - - . , .- . ,
-Mr. Haxxegax.v Every impartial man.
' Gen. tCass. io,-r.ir.! President, I can
riot.' accept, such', a r, lalllScation; t If my
vindication - is ho; satisfactory to uevcry
one within the sound of my Voice, partial
er impartial, I will 'agree l be tied to1 the
chariot wheeli of the gentleman: ::
Mr. Cass then went oh and demonstra-;
ted that the treaty of Utrecht did not : ap
ply to the country, west, of the Rocky
mountains. " '
. I. From ihe Walfrtowp'(N. Y,) JelTersoni&n
. .' . . .. .. MOOT -YERXOX. . ., ... J
' fJ. Washington City, April 7 184G. ;
C :My dear' Sin:During the last week
I had the , long-expected pleasure of xis'U
ting Mount Vebnox, the place-where re-:
pose the honored ashes ofihe. "Father of
his country." 1 now regret that I did not
postpone ray visif until a later day iri the,
the season, but If I - have leisure I can'
again go as a pilgrim to that sacred spot."
.MounrVernon is. 9 miles from Alex-j
andria? upon the Potomac, in Fairfax coun
ty, Virginia: ' From Washington we were
-conveyed to- Alexandria in arsteamboat,;
afcd chartering. a hack at tho latter: place,
we were soon A upon the -Estate. . The
country from Alexandria to Mount Ver
non' is very poor in fact ihe poorest I
ever saw; r: The road is tjuite""a bad one,!
equal .to any in the northern part pf Jef
ferson county, f Bu5 these were but casual
circumstances and did not in the least a
abate" our ardor! The portion of country
through which' we passed, is the poorest
in Fairfax county, and' perhaps the poor--est
in all Virginia. The soil is of a dirty
yellow color, and at a distance presents a
most sterile and barren aspect. For near-
ly:a mile and a half afterour enlranceup-
i the estate, we wound about in the
woods crossing;. small ; brooks ascend-
mg hills and wallowing in mud holes.
At last wo arrived at the' porters.' lodge-
and the gate ; was opened by an old female
slave,, to whom tha duty is expressly as
signed, i Almost the: first object that at
tracts.the attention of the: visitor,; is the
naked walls of a portion of the?negro quar
ters, j lheso were. destroyed by hre ore.
vious to the death of Washington, and the
ruin presenting itself as it docs, the most
prominent object that at first : greets the
eye affords a not unfair type of the gen
eral desolation that pervades, to a great
extent, the whole ' plantation. " - Pass ing
the .negro quarters, . and turning ; sharply
to the right, we tood in front of the' man
sion of Washington, ' It is a plain, two
s tor)' building; and fronts a hollow square
on two sides of . which ; square are the
dwellings of the slaves, and upon - the oth
er is the garden, cut on from the yard by
a row of trees.'. ; Passing r. through this
square, down a long lane, and .turning ai
gain to the right,' we stood before the tomb
of Washington. Thc vault is quite a
large oae the -rear being ; occupied by
difl'erent members of the family, while in
the front part, guarded ; only by ' an iron
railing, are placed the two marble sar.
cophagi tho one" upon the right contain
ing all that remains, of -.".Washxxton,
and the one upon the left containing the
ashes of "Mahtua," the consort of Wash:
ington. The tomb is placed in a most ro
mantic and agreeable place, .surrounded
by evergreens, and around the whole lo
cality reigns an unbroken silenco. My
feelings at this time wero. vague, con
flicting, .and perhaps fearful. I - stood by
the side of the. tomb of Washington a
place which, in my childhood, I had lon
ged to visit but how different Was the
real tomb from that which my imagination
had pictured. Disappointment always
shocks the feelings, no matter whcther
the disappointment be a happy or a disa
greeable one. I know not. how It was,
but the whole appearance of things about
the estate w as different from what 1 had
supposed it should be. ", o r' j
: Thousands and thousands visit this
place every year. Those who do go are
mostly strangers, for. in this, as in all oth
er curiosities. ' j . L":--.... ' ;
. :Tis distance land enchantment to the'w. "
By the side of thi tomb is a marble' shaft.
marking the resting place, of a -niecer of
Ueneral Washington. a prctty'orn
ament, and. is surrounded ba suhstantial.
iron railing, - : . t:'-'
" Passing back, by tho, same way w
come, we had a better opportunity qf 0b.
serving tho general appearance tl ings)
The agricultural tools, and . in fac t, the
buildings, and every thing connected with
the place, are in a Slovenish conditi on
every thing seems going to decay. .. ' '.
The estate is now owned, by..
Washington, a nephew of the Gener
I doubt not the estate hangs heavily jpon
his hands, for in a pecuniary point of ' iew,
it is indeed a bad investment. ' But i . wilJ
always be an interesting place .; to very
American patriot, for here Washin Tton?
after having served his country both as
warrior and statesman, retired to spend
his last days in quiet and repose. ljp0n
this, estate he died through his residCRCC
here it was his greatest pride to bettify
and adorn it, and he often "spoke in t erms
of great affection and interest of this Sp0ti
It is to be regretted that tho property ;ould
not be owned by the Nation:; Con rre$s
could not nprform a frreater -dutvfot k-
'3 at-A 1
0 had
r o j r- vuc i anrr
people than by the purchase bfMounyVtUj' j
non esiaie. i. 1
There are now upon the; plantatii)rr zl
bout 25 slaves, who seem fo be contented
nd happy They. ate decertly c!c h5 Jj
and J- doubt not well fed and r r -s?z ffr.
-Hie tiid slaves speaia terms of great af
fe'etion and respect for "the GeneraL"
One bid gray-headed man told me that hef
had been upon the estate for niore than 4G
years... T " '' .;'V ; ;-":"',';
. Formerly, steamboats and all kinds , of
crafl have not been permitted to lan J "upon
the estate, T and' tho journey, has conse
quently to be performed by a carriage
from - Alexandria. But in a short time as
I am informed, a vessel is to be placed
upon the waters of the Potomac,' and is to
ply regularly between this city and the
landing near the tomb. Lam told, that
the dwelling has a most beautifai appear
ance from the river. This is very proba
ble the case for it is built upon an emine nce
a little retired from the shore, and tower
ing as it does, above the evergreens and
foliage upon the ground. below, must" in
deed be beautiful. ; Mount Vernon, prop-,
c'rly cared for arid laid out into fields and
walks,' would be oheof the most' pictur
esque ' and beautiful spot ' in the whole
South." " But it how is, the stranger turns
away sick at heart,' and cannot but think
that republics are indeed ungraceful:: II.'
v:r;. - r:. ' ' ' . "' i' ii i
... t
i .Tom, why is a pedsgee comruon!y known' )
To ha iika a dog ilmt has fimnhed a 4i'e2".
Cn4t ray for a cei tainiy oh, a'i ! perhaps
It'
because the old
doz
ma j . bn licking hii
chaptP?
' OCrMr. Wockhagenikdewegbcituigcn4
storbcri fell down stairs the other day, arid
broke his name into three pieces ! i?os-
ton Posu " -' -M
; . J ..-'.11' I ' i- " . i il In .-
; : Truth U as impossible to be soiled by
an outward touch as the sunbeam,! to ;t
tiuee mm,'
'u Ah American brig belonging tolPorts-
mouth, JN. 11., was once during, the -ilays 1
of impressment in Demararadischa'rging"
her cargo, ..when - shec; was boarded by a
boat from :an .-English gun' brig ying.ai
anchor. at no reati distance." Tho crew
were mustered, and their protections ex
amined, and one Ncw.Hampshiro ,boy, of
a noble fearless spirit, and though young
in years, of a vigorous frame,, was ordered
into the boat-' He 'peremptorily refused
to obey the order.! z The ofiicerrin a great
rage -collared; tho youthful j seaman, .but
was instantly: laid sprawling by a:well-di-rectcd
blow of his fist. uThe boats crew
rushed to the: assistance vof ? their officer,
and th4 spirited American was finally o.
verpowercd,? piuioned, thrown into tho
boat, and: conveyed. on board the British
brig The Lieutenant complained to his
commanding officer of theHnsult?he -had
received from tho stalwart! Yankee, and
his. battered face corroborated his .statei
mcnt. 'The commander at once decided
that such insolence -demanded summary
punishment, and that tho young-' Yankee
required on his , first entrance into tho scr
vice,, a. lesson which might be of use to
hira. hereafter.? z o-'-U -itf :.T
. Accordingly, the offender was lashed
to a gun by the inhuman satellites of tyr
anny, and hisiback. was bared, to the lash.
Before a -blow was struck, he repeated
his declaration that he WaS an' American
citizen, and the sworn foe of tyrants. He
demanded his release i and ; assnredythc
captain in the most -solemn and iruprcs
sive manner, that if he persisted in pun
ishing him like the ' vilest " malefactor, tr
vindicating his rights as an American cit,
izen, the net would never be fbrgi ven; but
that his revenge would be certain and ter
rible. Tho captain laughed at what he
regarded an impotent menace, and gave
signal to the boatswain's ' mate. ' The
white skin of the young ' American was
soon cruelly mangled and the blows fell
thick and heavily on -the quivering fiqsh.
He bore the infliction of this barbarous
punishment without a murmur or a groan;
and when the signal was given for the ex
ecutioner to cease, although the skin was
hanging in strips bh his back which was
thickly covered with clotted 1)16 6d, he ex
hibited no disposition to fiilter or faint.
His face was somewhat paler than it was
wont to be.'- But his lips were compress
fed, as ifummoning detfirminJton to hi
aid. and his ddrkvevn iili a brill-
1 f
ra&eurand that he
vengey even if his 1'tfo
fcit. -y:
His bonds were loosencJ, and Lc arose
from hts LumiUatinpostureV-IIejj'ared
fiercely around. 1 The Captain was stan
ding within a few paces of him," with a del
moniac grin upon his features, as if he cni
joyed to the bottom of his soul the dis
grace and tortures inflicted upon the poor
Yankee ; The hapless sufferer saw that
smile of exultation, and that memcnt deci
ded the fate of the oppressor. ; With the
activity, the ferocity, and almost the
strength of a tiger, the mutilated Ameri
can sprang upon the tyrant, and grasped
him where he stood, surrounded by his of
ficers, who for the moment seemed paral
yzed with astonishment; and before they
could recover their senses and hasten to
the assistance , of their commander, the
flogged American had borne him to the
gangway, and then clutching hlm hy. tho
.toroai. wun one nana,, nr-r-
himwith tho-ot''
'1
rara! They parte3Ttt ;typWcj i-4;';'"?ay.
and his victim, then ct-s-;
npjinor U7src Tar nrriiro t fija eppn. :
uus seen.. ,: ,
pissed to their last account
n ' ' Indian Notion of the Ddngc. - 7 ;
'Likc most savage nations, - the Amcrii
can Indians had a tradition
the universal deluge, and it
concerninf;
is "sihgular
how the human mind, in its natural state J
is apt to account, by trivial and familiar
causes, for great events. -They said thero
once lived, in an island, a'mighty cacique,:
whoslcw his son for conspiring against
him. --He afterwards collected his bones,
picked and preserved them in a.gourd,'as
was the custom of the natives with the
relics of their friends." ; On a subsequent
occasion, the cacique, and his wife open
ed the. gourd to contemplate the boric of
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lueir sun, wuen -10 moir asionisnmenj,
several fish, both great and-small, leaped
out.; i Upon this' the'eacique closed the;
gourd," and placed it upon-the top of his
house, boasting that he'had the sea shut
op within it, and could have fish whenever
he pleased. Four brothers, however," born
at.th&.same i birth, and curious interrucd
dters, hearing "of this gufd, came, during
the absence of the cacique to peep'.into it.
In their carlrssriess they suffered it to fall
I upon the ground, .when it was dashed to
piecf.es, and there issued torth a mrghty
flood, with dolphins and sharks and great
tumbling whales, and, the! water 'spread
until it5 overflowed rte. earth.'.arid "' ftrmcd
tho ocean, 1 leaVinsr only the' top ortlie
mountains, which are the present "i!arid$.';
: i Love. If you cannot inspire" a woman
wil.hr love fur :-yoiv fill her above" the brim.
witn love of herself; and all that runs over
is yours. '4
v Speak to that loans man. ;-fJ
He has a prejudice against christians.
The specimens with which he has been
familiar, have not been of the most lovely
and -attractive5 kind. ' -Judging the many
by the few he has contracted a dislike to
the whole. ; He thinks them unsocial, ex
clusive, and coldly: selfish; and therefore
he keeps as far from -them aspossible.
Speak to that young l man a kind word a
kind look even may- change his opinion,
give a new current to his feelings and
render him more accessible.' '.
You have heard of, perhaps "seen, , the
Rev. Mr.' , of -7-, Several years
ajjo he 'came - from r New' Hampshire.7 a
brick-layer by traded to work in - the town
of LowclLr Ho cherished a; heartstrong
prejudice against prtf jssed christians con
sidering them as proud, and supercilious,
and ever ready, to say fo him, Stahd by
thyself, we are loftier than thou! His
feelings of repugnance was so deep-seated,
and had such a controlling- influence
dv6r his intellectual nature, as to generate
special thoughts,' arid lead him toquestioa
the truth of the Bible One day as he
was going to his work, he saw a gentle
man approach, who had been pointed put
to him as the Rev.' Mr- and repre
sented as one of the most affable and cour
teous of his profession. MNow;' said he,
"I will put this matter to the test. : Here
l am in my work-day clothes. ' ' If this
man notices me, I will think there is, after
all, something good in religion.' ; 1
They; met; -Tho clergyman raised his
hat, bowed, smiled, and looked as if he
would say. "I should be happjr to become
acquainted with you." , The young brick
layer passed on to his labor, but could not
forget his promise. -The next Sabbath he
went to hear that ."gentlemanly minister,'
and. acquaintance ensued of the roost a
greeable and aalutary kind- His scepti
cal notions melted away : before - kind
treatment, like snow, in an April shower,
and he soon became an honest, inquirer Af
ter truth and mercy. -Now he is the be
loved pastor of a flourishing church.
Kind and c ourteous attentions to young
men are a Very cheap but they are often a
very effective mode of usefulness- As
you read this, my christian brother, you
probably think of some one whom yotfmay
have passed with an air of indifference,
when you might easily have given him
your hand, and shown him some civility
Speak to him. Very likely ho will
tHrtr-
thei better cfycurlrcJ I?.
.swa.w,:;jif5i's birthday In the
capitol.. i he Wash-'ngton corrcsfonutr
of tho Express vea tbo fwllowing adm'i
fable sentences from Dr. D s discourse:
"There was once a man who stood in
tho loftiest scat of power and did not fall.
Hallowed for, all time be this anniversary
of his birth. I cannot let this day pass,
and in this place, without an allusion to
his memory. Nor is it by any forced con
struction that I connect his example with
the theme of my present discouse. For
much as has . been said of tho peculiar
traits of his character, I do not know that
any thing more marked it than the dis.
criminationupon which I have now.bcen
insisting. . Our Washington was one of
the few great men in the world, in whore
the better sentiments were wrought into
established and governing "principles. -This
was emphaticaJyihiFrtfatnej. H?-"
was :nojJirt't
In gmusfcut jjeU' wsrjla t in "this, that
rhoie ehafactcZrWa s Ike:
e. bow ail Unt there was' of fceliD'r
inu was tamed
down to the
sedateness and strength of
principle.- 1 see in his whole We the same
concentration of every thing to the ono
point of duty.;. Duty, principle, was the
pole-star that guided him through the
troubled and trying scenes of his life. It
is this , which the sculptor has set forth,
when he, represents the victorious chief,
with one hand surrendering to his coun
try the sheathed 'sword,, the emblem at
once, of command and of power, and with
the other, pointing to heaven, in token of
hurrible & vSle hi gratitu le and allegiance
to the power Supreme. . v.'l - T
"And this iras in the sphere in which'
he moved it: was greatness. , It was '
greatness of which many who aro called
great are utterly incapable. It was great
ness which no man in similar circumstan
ces ever exhibited. "A Csesar grasping
at the sceptre of empire, an Alexander
sweeping the skirts of Asia with his hosts,
a Napoleon or a Cromwell vaulting.whon
occasion served, to the scat of arbitrary
power--Vf hat were those examples of mis
called "greatness, - to the sublime - and
Christian heroism of jbur; Washington!;,
. :MThis, my brethren, .is greatness for
evcTy man. .'This demands a resolution,
an energy, a nobleness, to be seen no
where else. , To abjure ali case, all sbfl
ness, all indulgence, all ambition at the
solemn behest of charity: to bring to an
end this eternal contradiction between our
ideal and our practice, to pass through the
great regeneration, from passive scnlu
mcnt to resolved and active principle; tali
in every walk, individual, social, political,
in cvctj career pf communities or nations.
is the only pain to untadmgglory one'
and to ctcrnal-biiss in heaven'.:'. -
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