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BY HARDY & McANLY.
S'i KPil RRDSTOAVV. VA.. Tl E>DAY, AP IL 10, 18' 0.
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To a Lady in Shepherd town.
\\ hi n 'J ?ikne^s draws its curtains o'er
Our land, at midnight's silent h< ur ;
When blushing mum aw ake* from sleep.
And music breaks ui. ht's silence deep :
When fragrance on eftt h breeze is borne,
J tl.iflk of thee, and thee alone.
Sol, whose fiery chargers bear,
The barriers, bids sweet morn retreat,
A id wakes to life, and oft' to woe
The busv throng on Larth below :
A ftart to joy, a part to inourn,
'Tis then 1 think of thee alone.
A-riin, when dewy Eve ouSpreads
I ier ?ab!e n be, o'er count leis heads ;
WJic i Luna hf ams with silv'ry ray
linking the" God of Day
A:.C :;enis adorn the starry zone,
?M- tet Mem'ry speaks of thee alone.
Amid the varying scenes of Life';
'Midst toil and pain, 'initM joy or strife ;
When pleasures round my pathway throng,
Alluring as the Syie ? '? song;
Then Fancy, with her magic will,
|oitra\s thy gentle image still.
. \
LIKING AND DISLIKING
Ye who know the reason, tell me
Flow it is that instinct still
Prompts the heart to like ? or like not ?
At its own capricious will !
Tell me by what hidden magic
Our impulsions first are led
Into liking ? or disliking ?
Oft before a word be said !
W hy ?hould smiles sometimes repel us?
Hnght eyes turn our feelings cold
What is that which comes to tell us
All that glitters is not gold ?
Oh? no feature, plain or striking,
IJut a power we cannot shun.
Prompts our liking, or disliking,
Y.ix acquaintance hath begun !
1' it instinct ? or some spirit
Which protects us ? a d controls
Kvery impulse we inherit
Hy some sympathy of sou?s ?
h it instinct ? ? is it nature?
Or some freak, or fault of chance,
Which our liking ? or disliking ?
Limits to a single glance ?
Like presentiment of danger,
Though the sky no shadow flings ;
Or that inner sense, still stranger,
Of unseen ? unuttei 'd things !
1- it ?oh, can no one tell me,
.No one show sufficient ca'isc
W hy our likings ? and dislikings ?
llave their own instinctive laws?
MISCELLANEOUS^
Out of Door L fe.
The question of health is a serious nf
fur, when we reflect on the quantity of
invalidity that exist* among women ex
i mated from physical or other labor. It is
pr inted that the medical man very often
increases the ailments I e is called in to
alleviate, and that too when relief in his
power ; that simple words are no\ spoken,
nor simpler mode of life suggested, though
nuie that a cure lies here, and he does
ilu* because he is wanting in courage, or
hrlieves such advice would he useless, or
would keep a patient at any expense ol
principle ; but it is also certain that there
ar?> noble exceptions to litis class, men
who will speak to their patients as from
? me mind to another mind, and not onl\
s;?eak, but print the results of their expe
rience. From these we learn that want
of lilting employment ? real purpose in
their life ? and too stimulating and nour
ishing a diet altogether proportioned to
the waste bv labor, are the causes, in an
immense number of cases, that induce
imperfect functional action, Bowing seed
lor Kmous nervous atlVdi >ns and morbid
!" i's of thought, till, at last organic dis
?? is produced. Tliev give instances
ot women who, absorbed in work, forget
'it* \ Live bodies at all till thought am!
energy flag, and they find a ruin around i
them in which work is no longer possi
ble; ;ind again, lliey tell of others, who.
t'Mgct that there are anv other or finer '
? uinels of pleasure open to them bu
h as the body affords, and these find
tli.it it refuses t??be treated so unworthilx . I
and will not contribute permanently to
t i n pleasures il separated front the spiri
whose beauteous proper shrine it is:
t!iu*> they insist, IV. mu da?a apparent to
all, that health alone can result from Ira
Initial menial and physical exercise.
Prejudice and a thousand of the evils
t 'at atllici society have their ri*e in the!
j orbtd fetlings that ill-heallh engenders.;
i ? ? i
<?id u is evident that women, brought ep
to think and act as thev do at present. !
eun have bul little chance of a sound j
mind in a sound hod v. To share in anv
kind ol household work is to demean h -
m li ; and she would We thought mad t? ?
run, leap, or engage in anv kind of active
g tine in the open fields, with the fresh,
life, soul-giving air around her, and the
birds and lesser winged things invi'.ing
her thereto. She may l ike violent exet
eise through a whole evening in healed,
iil-v entilated, or draughty rooms? mav be
w hirled round and round, her form enfol
ded by a stranger, till, but for the excite
ment, one would call the strength she
? vinced herculean ; but with children, or
t reatures w iih children's gushing natures,
to chase each other's shadows on *he
\ rv iy common, or search the sea cliffs
I??r llowers, ml iieatin. 1 1 1 it 11 U ng herchet'K
and ev e, she almost dream- herself a spi
rit ol the scene, so ethereallv does lh?*
blood How ? mill she has read the old
(?reek legends, and has seen, before now,
many a Dryad in ihe wood, and Naiad
by ihe stream ? lo do this would indeed
he deemed Unwomanly, imprudent, not
to he thought off, or tolerated. She may
not erer dane:* upon the green sward un
less the whole paraphernalia of dress,
musiie, and set oec tsion be there too;
and then it shs.J he no dancing of spirit
or movement h. .a conventionality from
tirst to last. The brook murmurs a little
song as it glides over th* pel hies to the
; >ea, the woods are alive with 44 sweet
I noise," the waves toll of tnanv thino-s, as
{ wuh or van like music they rise from the
great wa'ers. hut a he u.ay not sinjr ? may
i not he heard to watuh r among all these,
tfivin<r song for song. No, if her spirit
. shall incline to such pleasures she must
; wander far away, or il;J atmosphere ol
jridicule and dissyinathy will drown the
j music she would make. Or between the
pauses of the dance, or so..ie inanimate ,
conversation, before a piece of rosewood,
having plaeed her bouquet and scented
gloves thereon, she shall s.ug tiie last
new song.
We should be hold indeed, to venture
I to dispute the irnth of all this, tj think of
comparing the grassy turf N iture l::is
I spread, the lights suspended in the dear
j firmament above, or the air fragrunt \t i;li |
a thousand flowers, and thrilling with j
sweet sounds, to the gorgeous saloon, the
air of which hangs around us oppressive,
with its heat, and the artificial scents of
which it is redolent. She has chosen the
latter, and does not, it would seem, think
Nature enough her equal in rank to give
tlance or song in her honor : it wou'd nut
he respt ctable ; she may lose caste ; :.m! ,
j who would venture to propose any alt' ra
! lion, or even express a wish that music
land dancing, though very well placed in i
drawing-rooms, ami very suited for set
occasions there, should be orthodox else
where ? So few have heart or inclination
??f love for Nature, or the pleasures she
dispenses, that here lies the secret of
much that is conventional on this point ;
only the healthy and simple-minded lovi
such enjovinents; a:ul vain is it to hope,
for such from those whom the world has}
bound in its service. But seeing that this
world is but you and we, that is, is hu
man, the evil is not so overwhelming as
it appears ; for the monster is no one
eyed creature in Ethiopia, but here, a
round us, and is what the human hath
power over ; and manv that are n??w a
sleep are healthy-minded enough, and pos
sess sufficient intelligence to rouse them
selves to do something, by developing in
the minds of their children simpler and j
more national modes of thought and life. j
Fox and Pitt.
Mr. Fox was totally mil ike his great ri
val. Pitt was stately, taciturn am! of an
austere temper. Fox was easy, social ,
and of kindly disposition. Pitt was tal j
and grave, ami entering the House eu:e
fully dressed, walked oroudlv in the head
of the Treasury bench, and to his s? at ?1 iu
uified and dumb as a statue. Fox was
burly and jovial, entered the House in a
slouched hat ami with a careless air, as
he approached ti e opposite benches l a I
a nod for his learned citv member, and a
joke for 1 hat wealthy knight of the shire.
and sat down, as muc'i at ea-e as il In I
were lounging in die back parlor of a
country inn. Pitt as the a?'age runs,
could 44 speak a King's speech oH-hanl.*"
-o consecutive wre his sentences ; and
his round, smooth periods del g'lted tlie
aristocracy of all parties. Fox made tlx- j
Lords ot the Treasury quail, as he de
claimed piercing tones against ministerial i
corruption, while his friends shouted
" hear, hear !" and applauded till the
I louse shook.
Pitt's sentences were pompous and so
tmrious, and ofien 44 their sound revealed
their own hollowness." Fox uttered
sturdy Anglo-Saxon sense ; every word
pregnant wilh meaning. Pitt was a tho
rough business man. and relied h?r sue
ee*s in debate upon careful preparation. ?
Fox despised the drudgery of the office
and feliecl upon his intuition perceptions
a d his robust strei'g'it. Put was the
greater Secretary ? Fox the greater Com
moner. Pius's orat??ry was like tin' fro
zen sialacsites p\runids which glitter a
?otind Niagara in midsummer, stately clear
uid c?d I Fox's like the vehement wa
e; ? which sweep over its brink ami roar
md boil in the abyss below. Pitt, in his
great elTor's, only crecicd l^msell more
I proudly, uttered more full Johnsonian
I sentences sprinkling Irs d gnili?'d but mo
i notonous 44 sta e paper st\ le with pung
ent sarcasm, as one having authority, and
' ??o ninaiiding lhat it might stand last. ?
Fox on such occasions reasoned fioni
| first principles, denouncing where he
| could u < >1 persuade, a ul ie l;n?j umler hi
great thoughts, until his ex? i'etl feelings
rocked him like ihe ocean in a storm,
i Pitt displayed the most riieto/ic, and
his mellow voice charmed like the notes
fan organ. Fox displayed the mo-t ?r
gument, and his ?hri!l notes picrc? d like
arrows. Pitt had an icv ?asie ; Fox a
fi- ry logic. Piii had art; F<?x nature. ?
Pitt ? as dignified, cool, cautious. Fox
i manly, generous, brave. Pi't was ;i m i
jestic automaton; Fox a lining man- ?
Pitt was a minisier of the King; Fox ihe
champion of the peopie. tJoih were the
early advocates of Parliamentary reform:
but Pitt retreated while Fox advanced :
and both joined in denouncing and abol
islimg lilt* horn ms of ih?* pa*sng?\ 15<?ih
died ilu* same year, ant] they bleep side
l>\ side in Wcj-'tninister Abbey, their dust
mingled with that of their mutual fiiend,
NVilherlorce ; while over iheir lomh wat
elies with eagle eye, and extended arm
the moul led form of Chatham.
Correspondence of the Shepherdstotvn Register.
CJ uafton County, Nkw Hampshire,
April 1st, 1S30.
Messrs. IIardy ?fc McAnly:
The satisfaction with which I have
j perused a few numbers of your able paper,
which curiously enough perhaps, have
strolled away up among the (irauite Hills,
; lias induced me to address you a single
? line, and this, gentlemen, must he my
jap >logy, if I need one? no; being a regu
lar coriespondent of the 4* II gister."
1 was rejoiced to receive evidence some
months since that a newspaper had actu
ally been established in the quiet little vil
lage of Shepherdstown, and 1 can have
1 i (tie doubt that the citizens have taken
strong hold of the work and evince, hy
their ready support and generous sub* crip
ii;>ns a determination to succeed the labors
of the self-sacrificing editors. A selfish
motive, moreover, will operate i:i their
minds ? pride at serins thus issued from
their midst a periodical which in r.il re- 1
spects compares so favorably with others
m Jefierson and adjoining counties. ?.l ay
your success, gentlemen, be abundantly
equal to your expectations.
The one all-absorbing topic of interest
in New England, for the last three weeks,
has been the trial of Prof. Webster. This
second act, so to speak of the '? Parkman
tragedy," has just been brought ?n a close, J
and the verdict, however just in itself, has!
surprised every one. The question is not !
I J 'as I' guilty? hut. I fas heprov ?
ni sri/i'hj? and 'hi- question has been an ,
swered i'\ manv of our first lawyers anil
udicial funcuonaiies decidedly in tliewe^f
clive Mr. Choate himself said on hear-!
ing the i valence lor the defence, " Web- i
-ter can never be convicted on the testi- j
ninny!" However the case might have i
terminated, had other legal ailvisers been i
eir.ploved ? wi:h that we have now noth :
ing to do. Hope lias given way to de- j
sp:nr. and indignation which was once so j
rife in com tn uriiiy against Webber Ikm
now been exchanged for the deepest sym
pathy f<>r his family and pity for his own I
n.iserahle fate.
His wife and daughters had been con
stantly assured during the trial that their
lather should without doubt he acquitted
on Saturday night. and ??? lirm was this
expectation among Wbsler's friends that
a carriage was provided and held in read
iness, before the private entrance from
Court Square, at the time the jury were
to return to the Court room, to carry him
at once to Cambridge and restore him t<?;
ihc bosom of his expectant family. Tick
ets had also been taken by all the mem
bers of the family ? including one for Dr.
Y\ ehster himself- ? for the next packet !
which was to sail to Fay a I on the 20th of
die month.
liui the one word 44 Guilty" lias dash
ed all these hope's and nothing now re- j
mains but for him to prepare himself for j
th" t raged v's closing act, and for this !
>tricken family to submit to ihe ter-il.le
change of circumstance which must he I
the n ressary consequence of the lather's j
convict o i.
1 gee by ihe papers that a strong effort
will be made to procure a commutation of i
t ie sentence ; but, by a private letter from j
in intimate acquaintance of Gov. IJrigg*. j
n seems that the Governor gives no en- i
coiiragement for such an expectation.
Much has been said in Massachusetts'
within a year of ' the majesty of the law"
is subservient to private interest, and spec
ulations have been rife with regard to the;
late of \\ ? bster on this account. " Wash
ington Goode was hung" ? is the cry.
"but he was black and poor.and friendless.
Prof. Webstei's station will save him ; " ,
or as Attorney Clifford said in hi? closing!
argument :
" Plate sin with gold, it breaks the
-iron^est arm of law; clothe it in rags. I
?2 ... 0
ind vou may pierce it with a straw."
The result we cannot now predict.
Web ster m ty not be hung, but this is by
no me ns probable.
This is the 1st day of April, and this
morning we opened our eyes on the one
hundred and twenty -first day of sleigh
ing which the good people of this country
have enjoyed (or endured , if you prefer
i',) this winter. I say this winter , for
though the *? Farmer's Almanac" is ac
knowledged to be infallible on most points
relative in the " times and seasons," I can
insure vou it is cgregiouslv mistaken in
" - .
its distinciions between winter and spring
and in its assertion that March is the first
spring mouth in the Granite State! \\ e
?j 1 1 know better f We have lived here too
hint; to be elicited by any such pleasing |
fiction. W e are quite confident that :t is
win'er s'ilt , and judging from present in
dications we should feel safe iu predicting
a con'inuance of the same season for an
al nost unlimited period !
One hundred and twenty-one successive
d tys of sleighing is somewhat unusual for
this latitude. We often have snow to Ia?t
ns late as this but not continue through the
winter without interruptions. This win
ter we have had not a day when the trav
elling was not most excellent, and it has
been said ?o resemble strongly the winters
of ?M?e hundred and fifty years ngn.
Can it be thai the seasons of the year
are undergoing a silent and gradual revis
ion ? It must be so, else why should
such a wonderful difference be observed
jn tbe lapse of each half century ?
We read ol wonoeriui .-eason^ far back
in the dim liisiory of yore. We hear from
the lips of the *? old -st inhabitant " tradi
tions isanded down from ancestors who
lived in the infancy of these colonic?, de
scribing the rigors of those "old fashioned
w inters" which lasted nearIv six months.
We hear of the 4 cold Thursday of the
" dark Monday/* of the dry summer ol
'53, of the February in w hich unions
i were sown in the o;>en air. and again ol
j the July when snow feil to such an un
heard of depth that, to quote one ol their
own historians :
" \ e women folke did trnvell on a
jsledde, tin toe \ ? house of Cod forsouthe
| as in ye winter time.''
j Now that many of these statements are
; highly apocryphal we cannot doubt, hut
| enough facts are authenticated to induce
the belief, that in regard to the weuther ,
as well as in al! oilier respects, times are
j changed. Our winters are not now so re
markable for their length or severity as
formerly, and t his is \\ hat leads me to re
mark on our wonderful 44 run " ol sleigh
|ing thin winter, as wortii noticing, consid
ering the degeneracy of these litter da\s,
and I must take the liberty to offer you
(.'apt. Cuttle's? favorite hit of advice ? over
haul your authorities for confirmation of
the f;:ct and ?' when found, make a note
?.f it !??
The aggregate amount of snow which
has fallen since Dec. lid, '49, is a trille
more than ol feet; greatest depth at any
one time, 3 feet.
Our coldest dav was the 20:1 of Janua
ry, when the mercury fell to ."30? below
0! The same day saw the mercury con
oca/ at Cath in this State and at Moirpc
lier, Yt. At Montreal, same date, the de
gree of cold indicated was ;>2 below 0. 1
measurable, ol course, only by the spirit
thermometei .
Notwithstanding the-e extrt-m s. the
wiuti r has an I 'if w!t been a mild one,
much mors' so than I In* las' '18-D.) We
still have an abundance of snow, scattered
here and there, evt r\ v. here in (net but
where it is hk. ly to be usi I i| ? but our
change from w inter t:> warm weather n< !
dry ground is sudden when it once com
mences, and in a few days more we shall
be able to hail ?
'?The btauK-oys proven} of S'p: ir>^
iJi;d t ; the /?j>h\r '?> fragrant "iiij" ?
the vegetation, the "glorious grass with
its ever-sat living- green," the biid sing
ing, the loud Irog chorus, the tree budding
and blooming, and all the other accompa
niments of season, ? hieh we si all enjoy
all die more for their tardy coining.
Very truly yours, W.
A Story f<;r Boys.
"The icay of Irunsgrchsors is hard."
Hoys! I want to tell you a true storv.
I went to the Jail the other day to visit a
young man only twenty-four years of age.
I \ et he has been s? ntenoed to the X. York
' Siate Prison twice. The first time for
three years, and the second for ten years.
Before three years of the last sentence had
expired, lie made his escape hy sawing
? IV an iron War, hut in a few months he;
was caught, and lodged in the Jail where
! saw him.
He was very pale, and he will soon
die, as he is in consumption. I asked
him of his early life, and what did he tell
me? That his father died when he was
only right \ ears old. and he soon began1
? *
to he disobedient to his mother, and to
rare for nothing she said to him. Me kept
company with had hoys, and soon com
menced stealing; ? little articles at first,
such as apples, peaches, &<\, and then a*
he grew older, he broke into houses and
stores with others at midnight, and be
came a thi^f and a robber.
Seeing a Bible resting between the iron
bars of his window, I said to liiin,*4 You
have found God's holy word to be true,
that J he way of transgressors is hard?"
44Ses, Sir," he replied, 4*l have just
been reading it in the Bible." 1 asked il
I he had been to meeting often during the
past eight or ten years?
"No, Sir," said he, 44 I was afrai I cf
God ." 1 inquired if his bad associates i
'endeavored to put CJod out of their minds.
44 Yes, Sir," he replied, "ami 1 have
tried to do it too, but it would come back
again to my mind." I!e seemed quite
penitent, and as we knelt in that stone
eel!, and I raised my voice in prayer for
i him, he was so much a (Tec ted that he wept
[ like a child.
I lis earnest wish was to return once
more to his mother, and to die in I is
childhood's home. His life was fast eb
bing away, a d he needed friends to i:?ke
care ol him. But tins wish was denied
him. An officer was sent for htm, and
irons were put around his thin wris's. and j
sick and dying as h;j was he was hurried J
back to his former cell in the State Pri
son. nearly three hundred miles off. And
there he w >!1 die.
B"\>! Always mind \our mother*! ?
Always read the l*ible and remember
what you read. Avoid the company of
bad hnys, whether at home or at school.
Always remember these four short words
in the Bible, 44Thou, (?od, seest me." ?
II <1 t!;at young mail remembered tliein,
and also that verse, 4,Il sinners entice
thee, consent thou not," he would now
probably have been a good and happy
man, J. B.
Admiration profits not so much the ob
ject as the suhject of it. While rejoicing
that a man is great, we have also reason
to rejoice that we are able to appreciate
his worth.
inu^iirdtio.i D.tfrre.it from Reality.
There are few who have not remarked
ihe essential ditf rence between objects,
a* they have been pictured by the imag
ination, ami as they are found in real ex
istence. Places and individuals are great
ly dissimihr from what our fancy has rep
. resented them. This we have found to
be in an especial manner, the case when
. ever we have been led to form uncommon
expectations. In most instances, the\
have proved, upon actual acquaintance, to
be possessed of no more than ordinary in
terests and importance. To such an ex
tent has our own observation proved this
true, and so often have we been disap
pointed, that we shall scarcely in future
i be led to give credence to any of the exag
erated accounts either of great names, or
remarkable localities that may reach us.
We shall wish to know and see for our
selves, before we come to any definite and
final opinion. There are innumerable
circumstances, which can only come to
our knowledge through the testimony of
others; but so great is the latitude of ex
pression in which many indulge, and pop
ular sentiment sets often times in its favor
ite direction with so strong a current, that
it is difficult to judge correctly, even when
we are perfectly honest in our concep
tions. It is strange, indeed, that, a
tr.ongst the most wise and judicious, there
is so much error mixed with the reception
of truths. We believe, that, for the most
part, it will be found that whosoever puts j
forth the least pretensions to excellence,
i* possessed in reality ol the most intrin-j
sic merit. It is with regard to men of
rank and distinction, who occupy the high
places of the earth, that we are most apt
to lie deceived.
We could mention those whom all men
applaud, whom it were only necessary to
si t* and know, in order to leisen them
great'y in our estimation. And we have
vifited places, about which we have heard
wonders, thai have scarcely any local ad
vantages over others, But, then, again it
must !>?- admitted, that we arc sometimes
igreeablv surprised and delighted with
oihers, that are almost entirely unknown
to fame, and secluded from public obser- 1
iition. Men of modesty, are men ol the!
greatest worth, and so it happens not un
I'rt qucnt'y with entire districts and neigh
borhoods. Very recently we have seen
vast and great improvements, where we
had been K ad to hope for little, and we
have had evidence of a spirit of enterprise,
where we had no previous id^aof its ex
istence. In some portions of our country,
about which little is correctly known in
general, and concerning which many er- I
roncous opinions prevail, there are to be
found a siate of affairs, and a condition,
of society, which in many respects, arc a
worthy example to those whose only ;
plea>ure it is to find fault.
Frivolousness.
It is worth considering', before how
many sins mere frivolousness sets an open
gate of entrance. Mtre frivolousness,
we sayi and so the world says; as if a
habit of mind so essentially dissolute as
this term applies were alight matter. Is
a frame of feeling that prepares the way
for a host of vices, less hlaineahle, or less
perilous than any one of those vices
themselves? Which is worse, the occa- j
sionai lapse from a lofty and solemn pur
pose, or a condition so devoid of serious
aims and high principle, as to he ready to
entertain any temptation, and to he sedu
ced mto the first folly that offers?
There is a period of lite, lying between I
a sheltered childhood on the one hand,
and a maturity charged with the necessa
ry responsibility of important affairs on
the other, which no earnest Christian can
contemplate without pain, if not alarm. ?
To a great multitude of the young peop!e
in our community, ? belonging perhaps to
families from w hich ?e art- accustomed to
expect the most Christian influence, and |
the most decisive fruits of our faith. ? we
vet feel that it would be wholly impossi-l
hie to apply the name of Christian disci
ples. The questions why they are not
so, what they are, and how they can he
made what they ought to be, we are not '
now a'uuit to consider. One thing is cer
tain; with a great number of them the
chief foe to the admission of all serious
impressions is general lewty. There may
he no open crime, no concealed vice ;
there may he amiability, candor, generos
ity. decency, and external propriety of
demeanor. Cut there is not faith; there
is not a high, ruling Christian purpose;
there is not consecration to (?od. And
so. the richest treasure, and noblest orna
ment of charaeti rare wanting. L fe runs
to waste. And all this, not so much be
cause the disposition is wicked, as Kf
cause there is no settled, w? ll-defined
purpose t<? live righte<wi*lv. No' so m tich 1
because the mind is pre-occupied by bad
intentions, as becat s - it is unoccupied by
any intentions at all. ^ acancy is the
*t.ite. Frivolousness is the point of dan
ger. Ti.e world sways the light and
empty heart at iu- foolish pleaflire. Voting
man, young woman, has not (Jod called (
you toad.viner ue? iny? Areth<-re no
moments when exis.et.ee lo-ks solemn to
you? Can you b?- content to trifle away 1
these sacred hoirs. when <?od. Duty.
Christ and Immortality are beckoning you
to the skies?
"Why will j- waste in trflmg czi( s,
The lives Divine Compulsion spares,
While Un the v. r ous rn;t of thought,
The ooc thing needful is forgot." ? ?xcb. |
f?f*t i
One good iirv pesi ryes another. ?
I'll il i p the second walking one day a.'oie
in one of the cloisters ol the convent of
tl>* Escurial, an honest tradesman, seeing
the door open went in. Transported
with admiration of the line paintings
with which that religions house is adorn
ed, she addressed himself to the king,
whom he took for one of the servents of
the concent, and desired him to show him
the paintings and explain the subjects of
them. 1'hilip, witli all tlic humility and
condescension of a lay brother, conducted
him through the apartments and grave him
all that he could desire. At parting the
stranger took him by the hand, and squee
zing it affectionately said, "I am much o
bliged to you, friend ; I live at St. Mart
in's, and mv name is Michael Hombis ; if
you should chance to come my way, and
call upon me, you will find a glass of
good wine at vour service." 'And my
name,' said the pretended servant, 'is Phil
ip the Second, and if you call upon me at
Madrid, 1 will give you a glass of as good.
"Tiik World hath not known Thee."
Then what has the world known? Not
known Coil! Not known him with
whom it has to do ! Not known its Sa
vior ? its best Friend! What then does it
know, to the purpose? If you inquire of
the world, it will not onh tell you, that
the present age in particular is the most
illuminated of any ; but it will tell you of
its wonderful discoveries in science, its
great knowledge in politics, its progress
in the arts,&c* Some will profess to tell
you what progress religion has made in
the world : and they will go on to say
more, as knowing what progress it will
make ; the world is so illuminated ? so
comprehensive! /
Now, with all this knowledge, discover
ry and instruction I read the text, O
righteous Father the world hatii not
known thee ! and yet so wis ? i With
all its little discoveries, cannot discern the
things l>elongiiig to its pea ce ? Then, it
is but telling me of the hustle and indust
ry of ants ? of the ingenuity and politics
of bees ? All this is trilling to him who
wants a shelter.
The Very Truth.
When a <nati comcs to marry, it is a
companion whom he wants, not an artist.
It is not merely a creature who can paint
and play, sing and dance ; it is a being
who can comfort and counsel him, one
?*. iio can reason and reflect, and feel and
judge, and discourse and discriminate ;
one who ean assist in his affairs, lighten
en his sorrows, purify his joys, strength
en his principles, and educate his chil
dren. Such is the woman who is fit for
a mother, and the mistress of a family. ?
A woman of the former description may
occasionally figure in the drawing-room,
and attract the admiration of the compa
ny, but she is entirely unfit for a help
mate to a man, and to train up a child in
the way it should go.
Policv. ? Since the nomination of our
neighbour of the Spirit as a candidate for
the Legislature, he is " as gentle as a suck
ing dove," in his columns. The Whigs
are no longer assailed as "Mexican
Whigs," &c. This will doubtless he the
case until after the election ? and then,
the Lord have mercy on thein ! ? Frte
I Prist.
I A gentleman who had gained a hand
some fortune, by unremitted industry, was
once accosted with, 44 I say, John, why
don't you have a coat of arms on your
carriage?" "Oh!" said the gentleman,
i" 1 want no coat of arms; w hen I first
came into L , I wore a coat without
arms."
The usual place of resort for Dublin
duelists is called the Fifteen Acrt n. An
attorney of that city, in penning a chal
lenge, invites his antagonist to meet him
ri n
??at the Fifteen Aces, be the unnc mnre
nr ex.*."
One person abusing another in the
presence of Churchill, the poet, said,
lie waj so extremely stupid, that if you
said a good thing he could not understand
it." "Prav, sir," said churchill, "did
you ever try him V*
Youth is a glorious invention. While
the twirls chase the hours, and you chase
the ?irls, the mon'hs seem* to dance away
" urh down upon their feet." What a
pitv summer is so short! ? before you
know it, loveis become deacons, and
romps grannioihers.
There comes a time when all that we
' ehold is but a lepution of what we hav*
already seen, and we seem only to live by
habit. This it is whieli renders the old
so indifferent to all things.
A formal fashionable visitor tints ad
dressed a little girl : '? How are you rnv
dear?" "Very well, I thank yon, * she
replied. The visi or th*n added, " Now
rnv dear, you should ask me how 1 am."
The child ?imply and honestly jeplied,
"! don't >.a&llo know."
We may set it down as an axiom, that
young ladies cannot know ^everybody'*
names, when it is utt?r"y imj>osaible for
them to know what their owu rflay be a
twelvemonth lie nee!
Would you touch a nettle withont he
ing stung by it? Utke hold of it btoutlv. .
Do the same to other anuoy?nc*?f +oA
few thing* will ev*r sunny y on.

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