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M. LABORDE, Editor. "We will cling to the pillars o 0 temple of our liberties,
and if it must fall we will r h.amidst the ruins."
The Eg0 AdverDGZFItisLD e. ]ew sr - Apr"l 26, 1380
The Edgelicid Advertiser. I New srnir .na no ___
TERMS.-Three Dollars per annum if paid
an advance,-Three Dollars and Fifty Cents if
paid before tie expiration of Six Alonths lfrom
the date of Subscrption.-and Four Dollars if
not paid within Six Months. Subscribers outof
the State are required to pay in adcance.
No subscription received for less than one year,
and no paper discontinued natil all arreaniges
are paid, except at the option of the Editor.
All subscriptions will be continued unless oth
erwise ordered, at the end of the year.
*Any person procuring five Subscribers and
becoming responsible for the same, shall receive
the sixth copy gratis.
ADVERTISEMENTS conspicuously inserted at
624 cents per square, for tho first insertion, and
431 cents or each continuance. Advertisements
not having the number of insertions anarked on
them, will be continued until ordered out, and
charged accordingly.
All Advertisements intended for publiention in
this paper, must be deposited in the Office by
Tuesday evenig.
All communications addressed to the Editor.
(PosT PAiD) will be promptly and strictly attend
ed to.
No. 242 BnOAD STREET, Auous'rA, GE.
(Near the Unitcd States Hotel.)
T IIE Subscriber otters to the Citizens of
k Edgefield District and its vicinity a Rich
and Fashionable assortment of
of the latest Style and Importation, consisting
in part of the following Articles:
Gold Independent Second Watches, with
from 17 to 25 Jewels,
Gold and Silver Levers, Plain & full Jewelled,
London Duple'x and Anchor Escapement
Gold and Silver Le pine and Vertical Watches,
Ladies' rich Gold Neck Chains, new pattern,
Gentlemen's Gold Guard and Fob Chains,
-Keys, Seals, Finger-Rings,'Breast-Pins, Ear
Gold and Silver Thimbles, Pencil Cases, Spec
tacles, &c. &c.
Mnutle Clocke, 1tower Vace and Musical
Ai Gena rat o soran cxi d
WADE&. lurnasuc AOSPN I'S
A line assoitment of Roarmns', Er.A.o-r-'s and:
AND SCISSORS; also a good assortment of'
N. B. CLocxs and WATCrrs carefully re
paired, and W'arranted to perform iwell.
Augusta, Gn. March 28, 1838 tf 9
IV 4 A4 E.
I IE Suscriber has on hand a very large
supply of ready made TIN VARIE
of all deseriptions, which he offers at w hole
sale or retail, at as low prices as can he af
forded in this part of the country. ife has
also a large supply of the newest fashion of
JA PAN WVAR E,together with E tglisha nnd
-Block Tin Ware of excellent quality. Also
Copper and Sheet Irou WVare-Sheoting
antd Brazing Copper,-Block tin, Stove
Spolter, atnd Tin Plate-all of which he of
fers for sale low for cash, at No 168 Broad
streer, Augusta. U. F. CIIIEW.
The subscriber beinig truly thankfutl for
the very liberal patronage heretofore be
lie generally, respectfully solicits a contin
unce of their favors-mand oflers his servi
ces in either of the following brntnehes of
haishnsiness-Copper Tn, Shecet Iron, and
Roofing. B-..C.
Augusta, Ga., M argha Saf45
DRUfG 8, O.IE8, 6c.
TIlIE Sublscribers respectfully invite the at
tuntion of Merchanits, Planters. Phaysicinans
anad others to their lat Stock of.
Oils of all kinds, Paints, Dhe Slaufs,
Winhdowo Glass, Brushes, 8,c. Sie.*
-A-r -rran Sroaa:s a
Their supply is heavy, their assortmlent good,
anid thaeir article I' fresh..
Dealing entirely wvithr the Maunufheturers or.
originaL Importers, they can sell their sxoodsl
ars lowv as any houase int the Southcrnm Counry.
Please call and examine.
Onr Store in Inmbuarg is next to IT.. L. Jter
rr.ns & Co's. In Augusta, opposite to llsar.r:
- our S aov~A.'s Ware Ifns
. M. Rousrar sot, I. 1).
Deember 6. 1837 h 45
G.O 0 1 S.
TIE Subscriheis beg leave to inform their
friends and the public generally, that they
are now receiving their SPRING AND SUA
M Elt Stock of GOODS, consisting of
Black and blue black Italian Lustring Silks,
Colored Gro do nap do
Black Sinchew do
Colored Florences.
Super. Black Bomibazines,
A good assortnett Ladies Ihncy Ilnnkerchiefa,
do do do do do Belt Ribbons,
Ladies black and white Silk and Cotton Gloves, 0
do black and colored Kid do b
do blk, white & color'd Cotton & Silk Ilose, 8
do green, white anid black Ganze Veils, t
Plain, Jackonet, Mull, Swiss, & Book Muslins,
Figured and Checked dO 1
M uslin Worked Collars,
Plain Bobiiet Footing and Edaings, 1
A good assortment of Prints, Ginghans and 8
French Muslins, c
Printed Jackonet do
Plaid Swiss do
Printed F'rench Cambrics,
An assortment of Ladies Bonnets,
Ilounet and Cnp Iibbons,
Fine Satin stripe -white Muslins,
"f "' embroidered do
5-4 and 6-4 Linen Sheetings.
Also,for Gentlemn's Summer Itcar,
Black, blue and browi Canmblet,
Black and brown twilled.Sniier Cloths a
Brown and white Drilling, and brown Linens, 8
A few pieces Georgia Nankeens.
White & color'd 31arseilles & Valencia Vesting, a
Silk Pocket Ilandkerchiefs.
Also, llack, blue and invisible Green Broad
Cloths, I
Gentlecen's color'd.white and brown half Ilose, p
do plain and pleated ilonibazine Stocks, c
do do do Satin do o
do Linen Bosomts and Collars, o
do black and colpred Ilosk. Gloves,
4-4 Irish Linens and Blenched Shirtings. F
A good supply of3-4, 7- and 4-4 brown Shirt- 0
mug and 5-4 Slieetitigs,
Plaid and striped Domestics. nnd.Bed Tickings, 'I
A large supply of Sununer Ilnts,' e
Gentlemen's Shoes and Fine Pumps, ti
Ladies and Misses Shoes and fine Slippers, v
School Books, Cal; and Letter Paper.
Also, a general assortnent of
1Iardware, Saddlery. Crockery and 'rin Ware,
Together with a sup ply of s
Vaucluse Osnaburgs and Cotton Yarns, c
A nd many other articles too tedionsto enumerate. r(
They feel very thankrul for the Siberal patron- R
age heretofore received, and hope by strict atten- tI
tion to business to' merit a continniance of the t1
Edgefield, March 14, 1838 - t6 6
New Spring and Summer
__ ~ 1%
E 'le era respct'u aotm
their customers and the publiek genter
allythat they have just received a large stp
ply ofchoice English, French and Americe -a
goods embracing every variety of' siaple anid
fancy goods, suited to the Spring and Sum. a
mer trade. Also a large supply of Groctries,
Crocker,. Saddles, Hats, Shoes and Boots, (
all of wiich they will sell on the most ren- e
sonable ters. 'for cash, or on credit to
punctual eustomers.
Those who wish to get good bargains will
do well to give them a call.
G. L. & E. PENN,& Co. e
Edgefield, March 14. 1838 tf 6
New Spring and Sunauer
CM 0 T"He I G,- st
WE have just received a beautifil assort- T
mnofGOODS fobrGentlemien's Sumn-1)
mer Coals, Pantaloons and 'ests,-which they arecc
lrel)ared to have manide np in the most FASII
IONA ILE STYLE, an on reasonable terms.
A so, a general assortment Ready Made CLrT.o
iNo, suited to the season. C
1200 Pair ofShoes and Boots embaracingevery o
style and variety have just been received by the e
Subscribers, wiich together with their foprner f,
Stock. maake a general and complete assortmient tl
seldomn fonnd in the coinntry.
- Also. a hanadsomue assorastient of FASIHIONA- e
BLE IIATS. suited to the seasnia. To which C
they invite the attention of their custoiers.
G. L. & E. PENN & Co. it
Edgefield, March 14, 183 tr 6 0
School and Miscellaneous at
TlHE Subscribers have on hand a gen-*
eral assortment or School andl Miscel- C
laneous Books, amongst which are Smnith's '
Arithmnetic, Smaith's Geograplay and Atlas.
and Smitha's Grammsiar, which are highly'
app1roived of and reecommeranded by athe best
G. L. &E. PENN, &Co.
E~dgefield, Marcha 14, 1838. tr 6
N o tic e.
M I T HI ' S Grammar, Geography nnd
kI Atlas, onihe Prodnetive Systerm. Also,
Smtitha's Practical amnl Mental A rithametic,
with a variety or other Sciuoot Bos,
rpay be found at the Store of
Mareb 7, 1838 if 5
A LL pesons indebted to the Estate orf
1.Mrs. Sarah WVise, dlecentsen, ao re
quiested to nmake inmmediaite paymeam, and
thnose hainag demanads to present thenm pro.
pierly attested.
rexcutor with 1the Iill annered.
Mareha 7, 1838 if5
T HEI Notes and Accountts ofrDr. JamesI
Spann, deceased, have lien heft wiithm
Mr. HI. L.. Jecl'ers, itn 1amburg. All per.
sonas indebted to Dr. Spannti are regnaested
to cnll and pay Mr. Jedlers, who is nuthoruizedl
to receive the nmoney ; andl those having
dlemanads ngnhist tbe Estate will paleae reni
der them to him. E. SPA NN,
March 20. 1838 tY 8 ~ Admtri.
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From the Biblical Recorder.
RALEiGH, March 14th, 1838.
The Temperance Convention met ac
orinag to apointment, in the Lecture
oomn ofthle Pmresbyterian Church. Open
!d Withm prayer by Rev. Dr. A'lheeters.
)wing to somme mistake in regard to the (lay
in viich the meeting was to take place, tihe
usy sCason of the year, and oihercircum
lances unnecessary to be here detailed,
he attendilance of delegates was much less
mn1 was expected and desirable. It was
owever gratifying to receive reports from
mie Local Societies not represented ;
oine of whom are situnated in remote parts
f the State-illof which give encourag
ig evidence that tie cause of'Temperance,
isieacd of laniguibing, is exciting increased
ttention and promises the accomplishment
I great good.
From the report received from Cabarrus
onnity, it appears that, in the several soci
ties oi that county, "there are between 12
tili 1:300 persons who have signed the tem
Prance pledge; that a series of meetings
re in contemplation during the presentses
ion; that much good has resulted frim sim
.ir- meetings on former occasions; that the
mperance principle has a strong hold on
le population of the county; that it num
ers among the members niay of time most
opular and influential citizens; that agri
uolural, mechanical, manufacturing and
tiher 6perations are usually carried on with- 1
uit the use of ardent spirits; that the tern
erance reform has had a happy influence
n time peace of society; that lav-suits are
ready diminished in those regions where
Ioemperance primciples have been embrac- -1
I; and that the most determined opposi
om to the ennse, has not unfrequently given
,ay to the flood of light which has been
oured upon tie public mind."
Encouraging communications, of a sinii
ir character. were also received from other A
>urces. But notwithstanding these en
auragements, time Convention found ample
rason to regret that time manufacture, sale,
ud consumiption of ardent spirits prevailed
I an alarming extent in many places, and
at intemperance as the necessary result 1
as likely to blast-the dearest hopes and
rospects of our fellow citizens. These
eports were read and several addresse
,er deiveed.whqn, on motion, U19Ol
T ursdayl, March 15. 4 o'clock P. Al.
The Convention met according to ad
The following resolutions were officred
id unaninmously adopted.
1. Whereas, for the sake of mutual en
mragement, it is important that time friends
r time Temperance cause be made acquain
d with time operations of the several local
oeieties throughout the State: Therefore
solved, That on or belbre time 1st of Sep
niher next, the Secretaries of these So
eties, lie earnestly requested to forward to
I Secretary of' the State Temperance
onvention, 3n time city of Raleigh, such
atices of their respective Societies, and
li general information onl the subject of
emperace, as they may have it in their
r)wver to communicate, with a view to a
mdensed Report for publication. And
mould it meet the views of such intdividual
oecieties, a general Convention may lie
illed during the session of the next Legis
2. IAsolved, That no one exciting cause
r an external nature, has produced more
crensive and serious mischief to time human
imily, than the use of ardent spiriis-and
mat to tIis cause, three fourths of time crimes
hich degrade and blacken the human
inracter may he traced.
3. Iesolred, That the use of ardentspir
s as a common beverage, however imited
r emperate, tends to keep up the intempe
tie habits of the community-and that the
tperate drinkers are time raw material out
f which drunkards are manufaetutred.
Tme 1.lowing qumestions touchinmg mne lien
lis result ing from the use of ardent spirits
rere proposed:
1. Ia tihe use thmereof essential to hospi
2. is it essential to thme exercise of the
3. Is it essential to festive celebrations?
4. Domes it prolong humnan life?
5. Does it comnmribuite to the hmealthm and
trength of time hmuman body?
6. I limes it invigorate time human intellect?
7. Does it promote individual or natural
rosper'ity, wveaih andm honor?
4. liesoli'ed, 'Thit the foregoinig questions
IIlibe answered in time tnegative.
5. Rlesolhed. Thmat intemnperance ii a na
onmal smin, and that every man is bioundl to
hake off from his own sholders, the bur
eni of time isamv.
(6. Rtesolved, 'imhmt the man whio has no
ve for ardent spirits, ommghmt to join thme
|.cmm pranice Socicmy for flee sake of ofthers.
7. JResolm'ed, Thaimt the man who'does love
rdemt spirits, oughit to join time Tempejurance
society for hisowen sake.
8. .ftesofrd, Thait in abstaining altogethm
r fromm the use of ardent spirits, axnd itn for
tnilly resolving to dlo so, there is nothing
niorally wvrong, amid thmat he wvho dioes it,
imdds time force of am oligaionx to what ws
iecfore sim puly a prudlential maxim.
11. Jtesolved, Thiat editors of mnewspapers
n time State of North Carolina, who are
rienidly to time Teamperance rerorm, be re
juesteid tio give time above procedings oithe
Jaitventioni a place imn their respective pa
T. LORING. President
alley of Deatb.-This title has beer
n to the depulcihres of the kings, froim
t r made-of construction' appearing to be
dined to remain while the everlasting hille
r theirsummits above the plains. Many
hese have been discovered within the
It few years, and opened by modern tra
v lers. There are vast perforations in the
* d granite bed of the mountains, one
e bndimig to the distance of two miles.
.,a . manner of ornamenting thenm was by
Yering the rough surface of the stone with
aot of stucco, which when (ry, became
lost equally hard witlh the granite itself.
n the surface of this. the artist first pen
aed out his figures which still remain in all
t irriginal beauty and preservation. Upon
I Was then laid the various colours, adapt
to the object,which like all the Egyptian
enlours, still retain their original vividness.
'I6 give some idea of the amount of labour
bjtowed upon these receptacle. of illustri
n dead, we may state, that within a width
wo fee,' and from top to bottom of the
ttfmnel or arch, 272figures might he counted,
o'of which were chiseled with the utmost
eactness and true symmetrical proportions.
It then this little space presents to tie eve
r 'tho bcholder so much to excite his ad
utration anld surprise, how much greater
cause of womdcr when we reflect that
Me is only as ample of what for miles in ex
t may be discovered in the same propor
- Some of these royal toims had a
nmg of cerulean blue, studded with silver
, presenting in tie aspect of torchlight
idea of the arch of heaven. Within
rate apartment were deposited the sar
agi of the dead, many of which have
lain undist tirbed for thousands of years.
tcal lemnon.-This gigantic monu.
nt, whicih is said to have saluted time
g suit with the salutation of the morn.
red in melodious strains, still stands
a its ancient pedesta!, although mich
need and nowsilent as motiouless. The
mnonium; or temple of Meminom, is now
ruins; and the head (f tme Younger
imton, as it was called, was carried by
oni to Eugland in 1818. The trunk
lies prostrate at the foot orthme vocal
ue, which is fabled to lie the offspring of
Stn ans' Moon, and was laced with
face to %*.Ards the east, so that it might
to tihe parent orb as it came ip from
md the eastern horizon, with the tones
liat gratitude and adoration. The di
asions of this statute is about 25 feet
asthe shoulders: the instep of the foot is
as , n s a It ore o e d
not .above his iead. The arm is nine feet
in circumference, an(] the other portions of
Lhe body in exact proportion.
The enormous size of this statue (which
wvould weigh full ten times as much as Pom
Ipy's Pillar before described) has caused
nany to doubt whether it was actually com
posed of stone, or whether it was not lormned
)y cementing together masses of matter,
ivhich have hardened into the solid from
vieh it row possesses. But gigantic its
his statue is, it was lievertheless originally
yomposed of a single stone; & it is corrobo
-ated by the fact, the there may at present
j3 seen at the quarries at Elephanta at
Syenne, many monuments, in variotis stages
f perfection, and(] the clefts in the mount:in
ron which other masses have been taken.
What was the mechanical power applied
)y tie Egyptians to move these nighty
veights, is am the Iresent day altogether
mknown ; but that they had Such means,
beir achievements testify.
he house of John -Adams, lies a meadow
>f some extent, with which was connected
it anecdoto e was wont to relate, to time
ast (lay of his lifo We extract its njarra
ion from the history of (Quincy, the author
)f which had heard it from his own lips. It
s interesting as showing from what acciden
tal circumstances ollen spring the most im
portant clanges in the lives and fortunes of
ristiuguished mnen. We only premise. that
whenm young, President Adams, senior, was
but little attached to books. Study was to
him an irksome task.
"When I was a hioy, I imnd to study thme
L atim Grammar, but it wvas dumhi ad I hated
it. My father wvas anxious to scnd tme to
college, and therefore I studied Grammar
till I comuld bear it into lotnger; andI going to
my father, I told himi I did tmot like to stn
dy, and asked for some other employmenst.
It was oppiosing his wvishes, and lhe wvas
quick its his answer. 'Wecll, Jolhn,' said lhe
'if Latin grammar does not suit, yout may
try ditching; perhaps that will. Mly men
dow yonder needs a dlitch, and you may put
by Latins amid try that.'
'This seemed a delighl tfuli change, and
to time tmeadow I went. itut I asoon found
ditching harder thami Latin, and time first
forensoon wvas time lonsgest I ever experienced.
That day I eat thme bread of labor, anid glad
was I whmen night came onm. Thmat nighmt I
made some cornpariso~n betweens Latin
grammnar and ditchiung, b mt said not a word
about it. I dug the next forienoon, amnd
wvanted to returnm to Latin at dinnmer; but it
was humiliating and I col not do0 it. At
night, toil comnquered pride, amid I told my
father-one of tihe severest trials of my life
-thmat, if lie chmose, I wvould go back to La
tin granmmer. ie was glad of it; atnd if I
htave since gained amny distintionm, it has
been owing to time twvo days labor in that
abominable ditch."
Thme Missouri papers mention the death
of Gen. Win. H. Ashby, on thme 26th March.
Hie was one of the most distinguished cii
zens of that State.
Amn Editor in Vermont hias married a wife
named Silver. le undoubtedly anticipates
80mc .nfal changek
PASSAGES FRoM PRFrEsiorN," a new
novel by Sarah Stickncy, autborof the "Po
etry of Life."
"ALSEnOOD.-Tlaere are'many'sinsjeven
of commission, which elude onr own detec
tion, from the indefinito or'plausilble aspect
assume. But a direct falsehood ad
mits of no palliation. It stamps the age
of conscience with a stain no hunman rand
can wipe away; it stand& in daring opposi
.ion to the! nature and will of God: and as
it rises to the vault of heaven seems to echo
back the thunders of the rebel army, who
even there defied the majesty of eternal
SELF-DELUSION.-PIcased with the kind
of adulation perhaps the most dangerous of
all to the unregenerate heart, Rosa took up
the subjectof religion as she believed, quite
eriously; and'she who'had been accustom
ed so quickly to detect, and so thoroughly'
to despise pretensions in others, became
herself a pretender; when false assump
lion is the least pardonable-whien self
delusion is the most fatal in its consequences.
'he Christian Character.-She saw that
a truly dignified and even elegant Woman,
may deliver out tracts; that subscriptioms
or religious purposes may be collected with
out bustle or bombast; and th:at so far from
the graces kof the mind and person being
east aside, in the eager pursuit of moral and
religious goodithey are capable of being cu
tiauced in every charm, by the higher graces
Atfhe Christian character.
Teaching.-It is a disgrace to society in
ts present stage of civilization, that there is
to money given so grndgingly as that which
s given for plain, substantial, moral educa
ion ;'{wihileoall parties;iagree that the net
if teaching, iunremittingly and faithfully
>erfornied is the Most laborious of mats life;
. it will be in vain to expect the price of
heir labour to be raised to its full value
intil more efficient laborers be brought'into
ho field.
Loss of a Friend.--There is a bitterness
n feelings with which we regard the volun
ary desertion of a once true friend. that has
carcely its equal in all the unpalatable
Iratights which we have to drink before she
.up of life is fully drained. What are the
inety-nine warm hearts still to beat for
is and ours, if with all we possess, and en.
oy, and yearn to impart, we cannot win
mack the hundredth. It is not that tho value
>f that particular gem was worth ihe whole
>l our wreath, but its irreparable loss has
iroken the circle, and. the glory of the dia
Jem is gone.
Prc.o Socij Thos wo 7oulJ
MMr1h 4 *4leblth~qMt f JjCW. c
society have to perform a di eu t and un
grateful task. Ridienle is perhaps the only
return that will be made to the novel asser
lion. that even culinary operations may be
heerfully couducted by a woman of polish
d manners and 'cultivated :understandieg;
hat while sharing such occupations with
er childien, she may converse on literary
md intellectual topics, and that even lia
lne arts may succeed in their turn to fill tp
he leisure hours afforded by a well regulut
ted economy.
Excess of Knowledge.--That any human.
eing can know too much, is a supposition
which the writer of these pages would be
sorry to be charged with, nor is it from an
.xcess of knowledge that fimales of the
middle class are now disqualified on their
return from school, for sharing in the domes
tie duties of their humble homes. It is be
:ause,along with their knowledge they have
railed to acquire a just sense of the beauty
and the value of such virtues as belong es
pecially to the female character.
LoNG MANURE.--I have tried the exper
iment last season on my garden, with most
yonvinng success. Having a very reten
live subsoi1, 1 tried the plan of burying
ioarse dry straw under my beds of beets,
.arrots, pqrsnips, peas, beans, vines, and
Almost every kind of vegetable that I plant
xd, to serve as an underrain as well as ma
ture. The efl'ct has fully convinced one
ceptic. I hope others will try it. This is
the first titne I ever saw straw used for ma
nuring any crop, except potatoes. I have
toiled mnaniy a day to rot it, so as to make it
'fit to use for the next crop.'-Ten. Par.
Ecos~ostv.-The Weschester Spy, tells
a story of a neigh'oor of his, who rolled a
barrel of flour three miles, rather than pay
124 ets. cart age. This is carrying economy
to a great stretch; but after all. it does not
eqlual the economy of a newspaper borrow
er. WVe have known one of these borrow
ing loafers lose a mor'th's time and wear ont
five dollars worth of sole leather in a year,.
in rutnning about to borrow a paper, which
he cotuld have had left at. his owna door for
three dollars.
We know of onte family in this village
that will not take our pa~per, hecause they
say they dho net like it, and yet they send lre
qucntly to borrowv it, and blow tip our suab
scribers like wrath if it is not ready for
The first attd secondi lieutenants of a miatr
of wvar, bioth great anglers, once dispted
concernuing the fly season for a partienlar
month, one arguing that the horse-fly wa%
then mn season, the other replying that there
wans no sucht fly. At the moment an able
sailor, who wvas also a skilful angler passed,
and the disputants agreed to leave the ques
tion to Jack. "Jack," said the first lienten
ant, "did you ever see a horse.ly?" "No.
your honor," replied the tar; "but!I have
seent as curious a thing-I have seem a cow
jump down a precipice."
"Your ma has taken a glass of ice-cream;
wvill yout have some, my dear?"
"Yestsig, if you please; buit I will sake it
vwarw, iI's not too muuch trouble."
From the Knickerbocker.
A cir-unstance lately came to my know
lCdge, too impressive to omit it here. A
little boy, seven years of age, and in no
wise remarkable among other children, was
taken suddenly ill. He grew worse fast;
soon his plhysician gave him up, and said
he nist die. The child seemed aware that
ie was dying. This conclusion was drawn,
not from any thing he said, but he began to
manifest an unusual tenderness towards his
parents; would often call them to his bed
side, and ask them if lie had been much
trouble to them; if he had been a good child
and if they suppose God loved him. lie
wished to know of his -nother, if he had
told any falsehoods lately, and said he knew
he had never taken God's name in vain.
His parents are religious people, but they
do not show their piety in that outward cer
emony which is apt to strike the mind of a
chihl and nake him think that the service
of his Creator is a matter or words; which
fact should be known, to put the right
combirtiction -upon these remarks. The
child had been educated as a christian
should ie.
lie asked often for music, and wished a
sister, a few ycrre his senior, to sing 'The
last link is brok.. to him. He said the
lines made him feel happy. This request
lie repeated several times a day, until lie
died. Only the day before his death, he
asked to see his younger sister, a little girl
of four years of age. She came to his bed
side, and lie requested his mother to place
her beside him, her cheek next his own.
She did so, and he clasped his arms about
her in a long embrace, and then said, 'Now
let little sister go.' After she was removed
from the room, lie said: 'Little Mary's cheek
is rosy and sweet; but she, dear mother, is
to stay with you.' Ile seemed satisfied
with this leave taking, and would not see
her again. All this tiune lie said nothing of
dying, and no one spoke to him upon tie
subject. lie sitllTred little pain, and never
complained. His countenance grew more
angelic then every hour. His manner and
speech were those of an af'ectionate young
nman, rather than of a child. lie bade adieu
to his fatlier and mother, as if just starting
on a common journey; and in this remark
able manner he was received into the arms
of his Fatherin heaven. Thereia no doubt
in the minds of all who saw him die, that he
is now alive, purified from the body, escap
ed from those afflictions by which other be
ings must reach heaven. Alost strongly do
such scenes riluade us of the reality of no
or tie qutestion, woculd so 'stii a'flh,
parture, and not believe in a world of spir
its? As a bird let loose from its cage, loiters
for an instant to bid adieu to the home it
has enjoyed so long. and the kind hand that,
as far as it could, has supplied its wants, ere
it mounts in the air, persuaded to stay, and
yet compelled by its nature to go, so as
the body loses its hold over the mind. does
the soul linger for a moment amid its mor
tal attachments; bti, impelled bvy its higher
aflections. it expands, and pants, and ri
ses to its native heavn; for 'from God we
And this is a faithful transcript of otir
reading of the second chapter of our His
the most gratifying to reflect that there is
not a human being endowed with health
and the ordinary condition of the human
faculties, iliac may not participate in what
Sir John Hlerschol appears to consider the
greatest of human pleasures. It is delight
ful to foresee, that when the whole of so
ciety shall be so far educated as to derive
pleasure from reading, and when books are
as plenty as bread and potatoes, the hardest
worked agricultural laborer or mechanic,
when he goes home, after his (lay's toil,mnay
plunge at once into the most intense enjoy
!mient by taking a bock. The most gratify
iig circumstance respecting this enjoyment
is its universaty, and its applicability to all
countries, all ages, and to every human be
ing in tolerable health, and above destitu
tion. It is equally applicable to the man,
wvhether in prospeCrity or adversity; wheth
er ini prison or free: and, even to a certain
extent, whbethier in health or in sickness.
Another gratifying prospect anticipated
from the result of universal reading, is uni
versal improvement of worldly circtusntan
ces. Let any taste become general, and
the relation and habits of society will ac
commodate themselves to that taste. Thme
hours of labor at present, afford barely time
for eating and sleeping ; but whsen readitng
becomes a necessary of life to every one
even thme lowest class of society-they will
be reduced so as to afl'ord time for that en
joyment also. Surely, if nothing else were
to be gained by a system of national edu
cation btthe powecrs of conferring so much
happiness on millions, it would deserve the
patronage of every benevolent mind, andtt
be wvorthy thle adoption, alike of govern
ments professing to he be paternal or to be
representative. Bumt the main object which
we iave nmow in view, is to impress John
Hlerschiel's statement strongly on the mnindc
of the young mechanmic, so as to encourage
him above all earthly things, to cherish a
toste for reading in himself, antd in all thoss
wvith whom he nmay have any tihing to do,
Another point to which we wish to direct
attention, is the necessity, whoa a national
system of e~ducation is established of ad
ding to every school, not only a garden, a
wvorksho p for teaching the simpler opera
tions of the mechanical arts, aud a kitchen
for teaching the girls cookery, but also a cir
culating library for the benefit of the whole
He that speaks me fair and fore. me not. 1'n

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