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VOLUME II. RALEIGH, NOilTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 1, 1850. NUMBER lbX THE SPIRIT, OF THE AGE , . i HJBMSHKD KVKRT IMJDAY, Br , ALEXANDER M. flOEMANf EDITOR. AND PROPRIETOR. J t.i -i7.. ; trai&sast ,(-- Ta tingle Sabteribere, fl 50 pet inrmm. i "t flinl i( H ' flftd ttnwiirfta. Stl -sr-li : ' ' ' Payable in aB tmet n advance, f '( Advertisements inserted at the usual rates." r All Letters to the Editor must be pust paid. Cljnire iTitrratnrf . - " f-OB THE SP1KIT Otf THE AQK. TILE DREAM OF JULIUS WATKESS, ' ' ttn nenMiT, iuniim iirvE. Disinherited, sequestered and set aside in tb vale , of adversity, it seems thai I was transformed into a mole, and fell to grovel line for A livelihood. While descending the dreary declivity through the, gloomy meander of midnight horror, from the flat tering bsttom of a dell, was exhibited the tade rayof unpolisbed diamonds, which on ly augmented the horrors of the plate.-: 1 thought of Joanna, the angel of my rest--my. nightly comfort, and Biy daily quietude. But ah I Joanna was not. there. Sat still eould I discover massive pile of valuable ore ; the stores of teeming nature, undis covered by those who walk alone on me sur fae of the earth : at length I heard, some familiar Voice sounding just behind me : whither art thott going thou atraggling mole? shoe miserable reptile t J tnrnedto view the object of the" attack, but the gloom of the meander forbade my discovery by sight, but the sound was certainly Joanna s voice.-, I i exclaimed with tears in my eves, stran- C. who art thon f the answer was, J alius, r Jmfiu t thou tit dead and buried, why baas tboxt left the eouch of thy native dust to plough thy way to the bowels of Etrea t Come back quickly and go with me,, I trembled as I stood on a slippery rock ex panded my- pony arms and lo ! I awoke in she arms of Joanna. She had been some hour striving to dispense with the1 sobs Of my slumber, and enedwith a flood of tears. aWrt dear Julius I what so troubles tout I eried in a frantie tone, oh Joarma ! Joanna 1 kt ma 'go, let mo go ! I am deprived, of all I acequired to make 'yon happy, and if I ieannot make yon so, I would rather be out ' at una trend, iet me relapse into thou sand vision, 'and dwell on earth no longer. I then resumed my former posture, and fell sato my slumbers again ; and beard seraph k voices saluting my ear "with sounds har- Monfous, perhaps more so tharf the harp of iTrpnous wftea sailing below the fake or 8y- raeuae, reversing the course of the river of Styx, and eternal Lethe, while pround Par nassus was shaken from base to summit. DM thoa Carried . by an eagle to the moon, ana craved to enter, oat wag forbidden saw the lifted Mountains crowned with sap hire, and vailies clad with trees of etherial lustre I saw tlie sable vapors ascend from stupendous rivers which eompoeed die clouds of beat ,; I farther east mv enrantnnui view and saw die beading wights straggling asssrod the crystal streams of empyreal splendor 'But alas! from the agitation of Wonder, while- standing oa the edge of the sseoa. I lost my foothold, broke loose and casts tumbling from heaven as tic as I as cended ; till 4 struck the bosom of the ocean. It was then again I thoutrht of dear Joanna: I cried aloud Joanna 1 oh 1 Joanna I whet art thou without thy relief, I am gone, csih uuuy gone 1 and torever. JL swam, with great rapidity with a shark at my heels, and when I bad swam a full mile, an eagle, oh! blessed eagle 1 the tutelar-spirit -which car ried me to the moon, darted, from a cloud which hunt raminent ever my head, and with his talons caught me by the top-lock I and carried -jne to the Alps, to survey the fields of Rome and Italy, while bold Tiber rolled at st around the mountain's base. At length my ears were saluted the a voice ; of a 8 waul,, I looked and saw the lovely bird lightly skimming along the yellow wave; again she lifted hei voice : it wastheraim of , Swssv and yet, was like the voice of Joanna, hence I was eonstramed to Interro gate tie magestio bird oh! darling, first love of all my heart 1 art thou transformed into a swaat; She immediately assumed the form of (he most beautiful woman I ever sawin alt. my, ate, and . seemed to , leoognise my voice, I quickly found that she wag my J dear Joanna, she smiled but sunk at once be- nmUi the waive, and to my grief! saw her bo -mort4..i im mud lately awoke; the sight w4, nigh spent opening ray eyes I saw .X" Joanna standing by the bedside and weep ing over me, and could not speak lor sobs. I, caught ..her by the hand endeavoring to console her, weep not my love your trust re mains, unhurt. bhe answered faltering, oh dear Julius, I thought that you were dead never to he brought to life any more. My aaar woman said 1, 1 Jam would nave keen, had YOU hewn with TnM In fliA nnwr wirM . for this night have I been carried to die meoa, and had, I not lost my foothold, I bad not falloa from heaven into the areat deem. where I should have been the prey of a shark had not the angel of release carried me by a lock of my hair to the lofty Alps. Heav en of heaven's what is like our all providen tial friend I nothing en earth-1 have seen wonders which exceed die mortal power of uuguo iu express ana eeuld not bring one groat for your happiness, further than to say It is probable wc both may ascend into eter nal and unmolested happieness, beyond the reach ot death or danger, where neither moth nor rust can corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal. Joanna was much ani- itedfrom my strange, and to her. pleasing story, and ascended superior to gloomy ap- preuensiona. , I turtner uuormed her that there is far more true satisfaction in the cell of hermitage, under the eloom of adversity. than the monarch ean enjoy, under the guilt of apprehension in the alcove of flattering equipage. ' He stands ever exposed to the attacks of foreign enemies, and his imagina ry pleasure is envied. He becomes ambi tious for fame and vain popularity, and yet is afraid to die. He is bence the victim of un pleasant days, and restless nights. I could not -conveniently discourse on the matter any longer. I bade Joanna good morning, that I was going apace, but not to give her any manner of trouble. I then retired to a preparatory grot, to muse away the remnant of my life in a melancholy cavern which brought on the solemnity of the mansion of deatn ; still eould 1 hear the hum of bees, the carol of birds. It seemed as designed to ehecr me in my lonely retreat. But reclining my self against the mossy wall of large rocks, I full again into slumbers, and wag carried by a spirit into a subterraneous desert, where I became both' shocked and agliast. . It was impregnated with bitumenous inflammation. 1 was alarmed wria the confusion ef noise. 1 heard the clang of battle, the yells of devils, the howling of wolves, the shrieks of women and children, the groans of the dying, peal ing thunders, saw vivid flashes of lightning from pitch black clouds, and sounds far too numerous to state. . But the guardian spirit said, fear not Julius, die alarm will shortly cease, tie then led me up on winding steps of burnished brass, by a star light torch Kinaied irom a volcano, ilie crass of con fusion ecased, for we arose above the storm mid pacific breezes and paraduaical perfumes. we gained tne nrst Door, and I was permit ted to ascend no higher : I merely could peeptnrougn tne glass gate above me, where 1 heard seraphic harpers, the noise of dan cing and musio beaten on drums of thun der. But the Porter said to me, go down quickly, thou eanst not cross the gulf and five, for no flesh has ever entered here. ChapelHiU, July 28th, 1850. . From the Paris (Teon.) Republic - : THE GAMBLER.; j,' BY. IUSS 84BAH IBV1HQ. , , Tin OambljbI How shall I describe him? Look at that tall, manly form, that moves so majestically down yonder street. Is he a gambler? Unhesitatingly we would answer, no. , But let us follow him on. He fnters a brilliantly lighted room, in the cen tre of which is a table,, strewed with canfe, and sorrannded by a circle of his associates, equally as prepossessing in appearance as himself. A merry laugh welcomes our hero : and he is soon seated in that merry little cir- cie, rue jgayesi oi me gay. .,.. We shall pass over a few hours, and as the clock tolls the hour of midnight, we shall again look in upon the little roup,we so lately left ; but as oar eyes rest upon the flushed cheek, and wild and blood-sjiot eye, we Denoid the gambler. I have lifted my pen for the purpo se of speaking a few words to my femalo friends. Woman's sphere ! what is it ? ;.: Is it not to instill in the minds of the young those pure principles of virtue and integrity that lead them on in tho paths of rectitude and honor. and by her'preeept and example, seek to root out of society 4his terrible vice, that is sending thousands of our proudest sons to inevitable ruin I . - Is it not to implant in the tender hearts of the young, seed that will 'germinate, and spring forth m deeds of love. charity, and benevolence f and by her chris tian walk and conversation, seek to imbue their souls with the beauty of holiness? Woman's influence ! Where does it end ? Does it not bring back the inebriate from the gutter, and .place nun in respectable society. and by her kind smiles aad cheering word, 1 It! il a1 lj 3 i i- . leau nuiL iu iue pisuioi religion ana noimess f And again, by her detrimental influence does she not hurl thousands on to ruin and eternal destruction ? - Last summer, while travelling through the interior of Ohio, we stopped to spend a few days in a beautiful little town, and one sum mer afternoon as I was stepping out upon-a shaded piazza, my attention was arrested by a group ot two ladies and two gentlemen seated around a card table, busily engaged in that 'innocent amusement, called " JGu- cre claying."- As my eyes rested on those fair faces, oh 1 what a thrill of inexpressi ble pain shot, through my heart I to think that my own sex would lend a helping hand in leading young men to dissipation and ruin I car by stood a youth of perhaps twenty, with a broad, intellectual forehead, and i clear blue eye, whose calm depths spoke of a soul brunt oi ot intelligence and truth. But the tempter came, in the form of woman. A soft hand was laid upon his arm, and toss ing back the long, glossy ringlete : that sha ded her dimpled cheek, in a voice of seraphic sweetness, she asked him " to take a game of eucre. ". In vain he, turns away and pleads his ignorance, ' " only one ame she asks, again, he refuses, repeating his ignorance of the game, but " cannot I learn you?" is the pleading answer, sad with a smile ef triumph, 1 she, leads him to a seat by her side. I saw the cards placed in his hands, and soul-sickened, I turned away, r . ; " 4 I '- : A few months after, in coming down the Ohio, one afternoon, as I passed the door, leading into the long dining room, methougbt I heard a familiar voice. I turned, and my gaze rested on the same broad 'intellectual brow the same chisseled features, but O 1 how changed was that once bright eye 1 - He was seated at the card table, and as the game passed on, one moment his eye flashed hrc, and the blue veins swelled in knots upon his brow, and then as luck favored him, a wild, bacchanalian laugh burst from bis hoe- I closed the door to shut out the heartrending scene from my view, but it did not still the clash of the decanters and the oft drained goblets, and it was long; after the mid-night hour ere those revellers sank to rest. . Again that yoke fell upon my ear, but it was a cry of agony. A few moments, and I utood by the bed-side of the once bright, innocent youth, but oh ! now, a gambler, a victim of intemperance ! Cholera, that dread ful pestilence which is raging through our land, destroying happy humans, and hurling thousands to an untimely death by its fever ish, contaminating breath, had fastened its relentless grasp upon turn, and aided by in temperance, nothing could arrest its career. In a voice of bitter anguish he called for his mother for his sister, but oh 1 there was no kind mother near to wipe the damps of death that gathered in bruded drops upon his brow ! The words of prayer trembled upon his lips, but it ended in a wail ot an guish, such as rends the hearts only of those who feel themselves eternally lost, and thus, the spirit of the gambler was ushered in the presence of an all-seeing ttod. But whose work was this ? 1 Was it not a female, who first 'placed the cards in bis hands, and taught him to play, "just for amusement ?" But ah, soon he began to love it. The drunkard little thought when he first commenced sipping his wine that he would ever fill a drunkard's grave, but be soon began to love it, Ind could not do with out it, and now we see him reeling upon the borders of the grave. And thus with the gambler, he commences playing eucre for amusement, then he plays for a little gin, till finally he rushes headlong in the broad road of dissipation and vice, with the seal of the gambler upon his wrinkled brow, and sunk en, blood-shot eyes. When will our land become like unto Emanuel's land, and peace and harmony shall reign 1 When woman awakes to herduty, and to" the' grand end for which she was created. ' Man may gd abroad upon the battle field and conquer nations by his bloody sword, but woman ean sit in her little' social circle, and conquer the world. And howl ' Let the mother gather her children around her knee, and imbue their hearts with pure and noble principles from their very infancy, let her watch each thought that germinates .and springs up in their minds, and not sutler one impure thought to tarnish the clear, transparent sur face of their hearts, liet them grow up un der a halo of peace and purity, drawn from the sweet smiles, cheering words, kind looks. and christian admonition of the mother. Then dissipation and crime will disappear from our bright, beautiful land, and the mild sweet influence of virtue and Christian ity will reign. Woman, weave the cords of love and affection around those that are dear to you, and draw them from this prevailing vice oi me age. iuouier, gainer your cnu- dren around your knee, and pour into their tender, thirsting souls the pure precepts of holy truth. . Bister, take your brother by the .hand, and lead him in the straight path of redtitude and honor, and by your sweet cheering voice of ancction, draw him way from the contaminating vices of 1 world. And wife, throw the hallowed influences of religion and holy troth, like rays of sunshine, around the pathway of your husband, and let your smile of love - ever shine in upon his heart. Let your home be one of peace and intellectual happiness, and let it be a sanctuary where the approvin smiles of a Saviour's love, delight to lingei Thon our land will become Eke unto Eman uel's land. Then the dark veil will be rent away that now shrouds our proud indepen dence, in the mitts of dissipation, ef immor tality and crime. THE PRICfe OF AN OPINION. : In a cool nfeht in November, in the year 1825, a man enveloped in a cloak, rapped at Ihe door of one of the most distinguished advocates in Paris. He was quickly shown into the chamber of the learned lawyer; "bir, said he placing upon the .table a large parcel of papers, " J am rich ; but the suit that has been instituted a gainst me to-day will entirely ruin me. At my age, a lortune is not to be rebuilt : so that the loss of my suit will condemn me forever to Ihe most frightlul misery I come to ask the aid of your talents. Here are the papers; as to the facts, I will, if you please, expose them clear ly to you." The advocate listened attentively to the stranger; then opened the parcel, examined all the papers it contained, and said" Sir, the action laid against you is founded in justice and morality. Unfortunately, in Kpite of the admirable perfection of our codes, law does not always accord with justice, and here the law is for you. If, therefore, you rest strictly upon the law, and avail yourself without exception of all the The court had stopped,. The procu rer general appeared moved, but con quering bis emotions, he eald "takeaway this good woman, and take care that no harm comes to her. I don't think she is quite right in ber mind." He was mistaken J the poor woman was not mad only the remembered, and M. Dupin had forgotten. Carouw.v Female College. The first session of this institution will com mence on Monday, the 6th day of Jan uary next. 1 be following are the names of the faculty : .. Key. A B. Smith, President, and Pro-' feasor of Mental and Moral Science. Charles H. Judson, A. M., Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages. Win. K. Blake, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Miss Warren, Female Assistant and Teacher of the French Language. Karle VV. fetersilia, Prof, of Music. Col. George D. Boggan, Steward. , The location of the College, both as it regards health and beauty, will bear a favorable comparison with any institu tion of the kind in the country. ; It is sit uated on the stage road leading from Cheraw to Salisbury, ten miles above Wadesborougb, near Tyson's ' Mineral Spring a place of resort for several years by persons iu quest of health. The place, naturally beautiful, is being made more so by the erection of several fine residences. More boildii.es are about to be erected : so that there can be no doubt but the neighborhood ef the Colleger will soon become one of the most desirable places ia the- range of our knowledge, as well on account of health, as tor facilities for education, and tor re fined and elegant society. Argot,. yooriavor; u above an, these means are exposed with clearness and force, you will infallibly gain this suit, and no body can afterwards dispute that fortune which you fear to lose." Nobody in the world, " replied the client, " is so competent to do this busi ness as yourself. An opinion drawn up in this sense and signed by you would render me invulnerable. I am bold e- nougb to hope that vou will not refuse it to me. The skillful advocate reflected for some moments, and taking up again the papers which he had pushed away with an abruptness peculiar to him, said that be would draw up the opinion : and that it should be finished the following day at the same hour. ,.,. ; J - The client was punctual to his appoint ment. The advocate presented him with the opinion,, and without taking the trouble to reply to the thanks with which Ihe order overwhelmed him, said to him rudely . J . 'Here is the opinion: there is no judg who after having seen that will condemn you. Give me 3,000 francs !" 1 he rlteht was struck dumb and mo tionless with surprise " iou are free to keep your money. said the advocate, ' as 1 am to throw my opinion in the fire." : i bo speaking, be advanced toward the chimmey; but the other stopped him, and declared that be would pay the sum demanded, but that be had' only half of it with him. He drew, in fact, from bis pocket book 1,500 francs in bank notes. The advo cate with one hand took the notes, and with the other threw the opinion into the drawer. .. But said the client, " I am going if you please, to give you my note for the remainder. - I want money. Bring me 1,500 more francs, or you shall not have one line." 1 here was no remedy, and the 3,000 fiancs were paid; but the client, to re venge himself of being so pillaged, has tened to circulate this anecdote. It got into the papers, and for a fortnight there was a deluge of witticisms of all kinds upon the disinterestedness of the great advocate. Those who did not laugh at it, said it was deplorable that a man of such merit should be tainted with a vice so degrading as avarice. Even his friends were moved by it, and some of them went so far as to remonstrate with him publicly ? but the only' reply he gave was by shrugging his shoulders, and then as everything is quickly forgot at fans, people soon ceased to talk of this. Ten years had passed. One day the Cobrt of Cessation, in its red robes, was descending the steps of the Police of Jus tice, to be present at a public ceremony. All at once a female darta from the crowd throws herself at the teet ot the procu rer general, seizes the end of his robe, and presses it to her lips. The woman was looked upon as deranged, and they try to drag hei away. ; " Un, leave Jne alone, leave ma a- lone," she cries " I recognize him it is be, my pieserver !. Thanks to him, I nave been able to bring up my large family. Thanks to him, my old age is happy. Oh, you do not know me. One day I was unhappy then I was ad vised to bring an action against a distant relation of my last husband, who had possessed himself of a rich heritage that ought to have come to my chil dren. Already 1 had sold ball my goods to begin the action, whejn, one eve ning. 1 saw enter my house a gentleman who said to me ' Do not go to law ; rea son and morality are for you, but the law is against you. Keep the little you have and add it to these 3,000 francs, which are truly yours.' I remained speechless with surprise. ! When I would have spo ken and t hanked him, be bad disappear ed ; but the bag of money "was there, up on the table, the countenance of that generous man was engraved upon my heart, never to be erased. Well, this man this preserver of my family is here ! Let me thank him before God and before men '." DRINK OR LET IT ALONE. How often do we hear men say when ked to sign the Pledge, that they " can drink or let it alone, and tbey are not going to " sign away their liberty." A writer says he used to be one of that kind. He was do ing a good business, and he began, to feel in his breast that liquor was injuring him both in his business and in his health. One morning he found himself going as usual for his accustomed dram. " Iwifl not drink this mornjng !" said he, but it required a tremendous effort to get it out. However, he managed to turn back, and go to the shop without the dram. - - " I have perfect control over myself," said he " I can drink or let it alone !" and means in i he hung up his coat but he had hardly got done complimenting himself, ere he took it down again put it on, and walked deliber ately back to the grogery, and drank down his dram, with compound interest for tlie time he had been kept out of it. Now, we are inclined to think that this is the case with the most of those who say, they " can (Inns or let it alone. It is strange that men will allow themselves to be deceived in this manner; they can see others going down to rum, and even remonstrate with them on the danger they are in, when they themselves are travelling iu the same road, and at a speed perhaps, which will far out strip the others. The only real safety is in total abstinence if you drink a glass a month this year, ten to one but you will want one a fortnight next and so you will be led on doubling the doses, until you will find yourselves in manacles. If you are wise, cut, it right short off. . '' From the American Messenger. THE TRAVELLING CIRCUS. When one of those exhibitions which travel under the name of " circus, dra matic, and comic amusements," appears in a village, the curiosity of the children is on tiptoe to see all that these wonder workers can show; and parents are often importuned to visit them, or at least to allow tbe children to do so. About a year since, in B county, there was such an exhibition. It was a circus ; and some children went for the first time iu their lives to see a circus. A daughter from a respectable family went, and returned home with enthusi astic admiration of what she had seen Soon she began to practise similar feats; and after about ten months, supposing herself sufficiently accomplished to join a circus, she concerted a plan to run away and take with her three other cbil dren, and pursue a journey on foot to St Louis. This company of four children, all uneer fifteen years, were soon over taken by a stranger, who offered them to ride. They represented themselves as orphan children going to their former home ; and by the aid of this stranger were enabled to travel about fifteen miles before night came on, when they took lodgings at a public-bouse, and retired to rest. In the meantime their friends were greatly alarmed by their absence, and sent messengers in every direction for the lost children. They were found at tbe public-bpuse, and borne back to their an xious parents, who learned that this daughter had determined to pursue her journey the next morning with one of the oldest children and leave the two voungest to return home, if they could and that she had with her money which she had taken from the purse of tbe family, to bear her expenses to St. Louis, Will not parents be ' warned by such tacts to be hrm and uu) lelding in saying, No; my children, you cannot go to tbe circus. " Dramming. Whatsight is there more melancholy than that of a young man respectable and honest, hovering around a rum-shop door, eagerly looking every way to see that no one who knows mm has an eye towards mm, ana men pop ping in to imbibe a dram preparatory to his noon or evening meals ? The worst presage of evil for him may be drawn Irom this nrst step, dui a siigm nraugni upon the imagination will give to view his whole subsequent lite through its va rious stages, ending in tbe confirmed sot. We live in a neighborhood where one of these shops is allowed to flourish and are daily shocked with cases like the above, where the young and promisin are courting the tempter; where their future character is receiving its im press in a school of vice, to make its mark upon - the society in which tbey will move upon their children upon acquaintances and friends. It promises poorly for them, and we wish they could become aware of the danger before it be too late. Boston Pathfinder. THE CROSS. :. '" Along the great high toad of Tirrfe there stands no land-mark around which clusters in all its brightness such light from the Heavenly world, commingling with the moral darkness of earth, as that which gleams from Calvary's Mount.' In the great thoroughfare of Life, the cVsss stands, a perpetual and eternal memento of that sgony endured by Heaven's owft Son, in which was concentrated to all its malignity the deepest, sorest affliction which the Champion of Hell could con ceive, or the hand of Man executed ' A- " round that scene of unutterable distress in which the expiring Saviour bowed His head to the stern demands of the Heavenly Parent, and was enslaved for a time by that mighty potentate, DeatM, there dwells a cloud of impenetrable hor'- ror and inconceivable suffering, which can be computed and felt by toe divine sufferer alone. " '-.cu.irt In that great hour, when the earth heaved with its mightiest throb, the fir mament shrouded itself in mourning, and the lights of Heaven, bedimmed and lus treless, shone no longer with their lrra diant beauty, and when the congregated spirits of Eternity trembled as the words" " it is finished " resounded throughout the area of created and uncreated exis-5 tence, echoed along Earth's distant ex-1 Iremes, and reverberated throughout the wide-spread habitations of Immortality,5 then'jt was a chrystal tear moistened the eyes of Heaven's anxious spectators, as that portending sigh gave utterance tor the crowning agonies of a dying incart nate God. Yes! methinks the colder!1 harp no- longer tuned to the seraphic? namonies oi me neaveniy worship, was- uns in silence on -the willow's branch and the Great 'Father of Spirits, with H heavenly melancholy, rested in silence till the dawning of that hour which should proclaim Jesus the -resurrection and the1 ife. The Heavenly bands went mourn' ing throughout the Kingdom of Rest;' eep, piercing sadness filled their heartsf and tbe joy and gladness that pervade' the ' upper Sanctuary were dissipated- hite the beloved Son, the second per." son of the invisible and incomprehensi ble Triune, slumbered in the embrace of Death and Hell The clods of Earth, black with the pervading wrath of God, enshrouded in their immensity-the rain bow, which shines with unceasing tplen-t dor about the Throne. r. The rocks of Earth, in the mighty. crash which followed their upheaving,, caused the " Mount of God " to tremble and the sea of glass tossed with wild com. motion the spirit barks of Immortality, which float upon its bosom, and there;, went forth from the seats j( the blet, many a ransomed .and glorified spirit, that, reclotbed in the vesture of an earth-, ly duration, and bursting" the letters ot. the Grave.. they might walk in newness, of life a ransomed and redeemed world.. i pen, wnen me aeam-pang pierced me. soul of Jesus, and went thrilling through, the material of the.God-man, it bid bim, in the dying moment, cry, ere the .Spirit shook from iiself. the mortal covering,, My God, why bast thou forsaken me Who can tell the distress and suffer': ing of which tbe bleeding Lanb was re-, lieved, when Nature yielded up its pow er, and tne liberated spirit. cast on ioa chains of a temporal servitude ?, , He had, taken to himself the sins of a world;, "mountains of guilt lay heavy pa his: soul;" but he bore them all, and passed. under the dominion of Death, that he might fulfil tbe divine command. He slept; three days had passed' and the bound cantive awoke from the sleeD of death, and bursting the fetters of tbe- grave brought to light Lite and Immor tality. 'Then it was that the cloud which' nf ArVAnft hptwffn F.aith and Heavn was dispelled, and Man, looking up, saw , through tbe brightening firmanent shin-, in? serenely in ineffable beauty. " tbe bright and morning star ;" its rays now passed beyond tne precincts oi neaven, and through the cross its holy light was Jesus' name had been vindicated, aud the cross was henceforth to stand at tbe entrance to the straight and narrow way. Its glory but partakes of the splendor which floods tbe Heavenly World, and from this great landmark the regenerat- , i r . L .. . I ...II J eu soui iuoks lonu uvei wiium ncsa of Time, and discerns in rapt vision, from its foot, the high allotments of Eternity. M. Trot, N. Y. ' ' The way of the righteous is peace, but the way of the transgressor is hard. , Poverty may lay its chilly band up on us, aud freeze up the hrighest fountain of our hopes, disappointment may meet us at every step, affliction may strike down those who are dearest to us, the foul breath of ca lumny may attempt to sully our fair name, and tarnish our reputation, still let us be true to ourselves. ggr If the sua is going down, look up at the stars ; if tho earth is dark, keep your eyes on heaven. With God's presence an-1 God's promises, a man or child may ba cheerful.