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'ft i MH. C. SHEiAEES, Publisher, COMTEK ATO 73UJITH. P E R A N N.UM IHVARIABLY IN ADVANCE, - H'l ! ItecIuV louvnal, JtfoieV to imericaivjimis, ftoafoK, gHchtt, an)) feral intelligence. . RAGAN, Editor and Proprietor. STEUBENVlLLE, OHIO, .WEDNESDAY, : DEC. 19. 1855. VOLUME I. NUMBER 50. tlttt Unit. i.'j i.1 THE PLAGUE OP ZURICH. BY HELEN MAITLAND. f -) "Whirs leep they, Earth f ' By no proud stona J heir narrow couen ui rest is K stake ; one sprang; forward, and, with a blow of his battle-axe, severed the chain which bound the unfortunate girl ; another threw a large cloak over her, and she found herself rapidly carried along between two powerful men, while a third walked in front, very uncermoniously making way for those following, by the free use of an arm that might have felled an ox without any great nown.' Ov i lin i.lpnaniit b'h a nf tha nl.l ITnlvRti. aDDarent exertion on the Dart of the gigan t'tan Thuricura stood the town of Zurich, tic frame to which it belonged. . . , "ion'g' renowned for industry, intelligence, "How now, Hans V exclaimed a man in ' ''wealth not too unequally distributed, and the' crowd, who, by a dexterous dive, v' Ihe' genuine' civic spirit of its burghers, escaped no gentle blow in the ribs from the A general and unwearied love of the laws eow of the Per8on he addressed. "Whith had for ages been "the chief support of the " fai". manl YoU have set your face .. .government, and the cordial and familiar the wrong way.' : f wages handed down by their forefathers re- . "0r mayhap," exclaimod another, "the ' mained in all their simplicity. yells of the accursed Jews have been too Nor were science and art strangers in much for his nerves." ' " Zurich. The renowned songsters of those "Nerves, in sooih !" repeated Hans, with ' days, the Menneslngers, found hospitable a snort at the implied sneer, which boded welcome with the principal burghers. And no good to the questioners. "If you do not : , nowhere was greater effect produced than take yourself out of my way, Sir Apothe atZurich, by the doctrines of Arnold, f cary, und let the Lady Anne pass, who lias y-rBrecia, a scholar of Abelard's, and one of been well nigh squeezed to death in the the most acute and inquiring spirits of his crowd, I'll soon see what your nerves are - age. , . made of!" . ' 1 " But. alas for ihat fair town ! alas for that And, suiting the action t the word, the brave and. for tho aire, enlightened neoiile! little man found himself seized and tossed j , o a The scourge of Asia, tho fearful plague, up into the air with as much ease as if he " soon Baddened the triumphs of Swiss valor, had been an infant, where we shall leave : and affixed a slain upon Swiss humanity, him to alight in the best manner his spe- '"which it is difficult to believe could have cific gravity may determine. . been so widely spread, even by the super- They succeeded in getting clear of the istition of those days. crowd before the astonished officials were ; Our story opens in the midst of the bit- aware of the escape, or the rumor of so ,. tr persecution of the Jews, which com- daring a deed had spread among the multi- ., menccd at the breaking out of the plague ; tude. and, unlike most violent popular commo- The rescue was no sooner effected than tjons, continued from year to year, and those more immediately connected with '""spread from canton to canton, until that the enterprise took care to be elbowed out crually treated people were almost exter- in their turn, and were soon so mingled niinated throughout Switzerland. with the crowd, it was impossible to say '' The frightful mortality occasioned by an who had been the actors. The badge of 'Unknown and mysterious disease was, by tho Earlach family, so conspicuously worn, t their ignorance and fear, ascribed to Divine was enough to preserve them from suspi- vengeance, for permitting the outcasts of cion : the old hero of Laupeu being the . Israel an abiding-place and many privileges principal accusir of the young Jewess. .. within the walls of their city. This belief His complaint was that his only son hna . prevailed among many of the pious and in- been bewitched, and nearly carried to per- iluential burghers, and was openly encour- dition, by her unholy arts. This son, (red bv their fanatical priests. The rab- young Rudolph, of Earlach, was confined ' ble were not slow in ascribing the awful to his bed by illness, the effect of this al- ' visitation to a more direct agency, and ac- leged witchcraft. " cused the Jews of poisoning the wells. Our story bids us take a retrospect, and ''When we add to the strong impelling mo- inform the reader howZillah became placed Vives. religious enthusiasm and fear, the in such deadly peril t avarice of a few, who coveted the contents Prior to the breaking out of the plague, of. the coffers of the wealthy Jew, howev- the Jews were suffered to carry on their er much they might despise the race, we traffic in Zurich, not only in great security, may see how little' mercy one of that ria- but were encouraged to do so by the grant 'lion might h6pe to receive at tho hands of of many privileges, which they did not en ' his judges and accusers. joy in the neighboring cantons. Thefath- , - : But let us return to the city. An unu- cr of Zillah was one of the richest and ualcrowdmightbesee.andatumultheard, most influential rabbins of his tribe, and frowning the monotonous tattle-of the had lately returned with rich merchandize , deathrcarts rolling through the principal from the East, accompanied by nis oniy .streets., All fended to one point, the Fran- child, young and surpassingly beautiiui. ciscan Convent, within whose open court, She had been tenderly, nay, evenluxuri ' or rather' the oDen sauare in front of the ousl v brought up, in the secret chambers of '" tnilJliriir. . nitiless trairedv was soon to be her father's house : and, like most of the r . -a j - . - - , . ""enacted. 1 educated "women of her. race, in menta Vi pour stakes were firmly driven into the and personal accomplishments was far su ' ground," and to each a hapless Jew was perior to the young females among the more i clairied. ' To of them were men bowed fuvored Christians. ; Knowing trom cnua down with age1 and infirmity ; and, as their hood there could be no community of feel ;,longr white bair floated in the breeze, and jng between her despised people and the i their dim and sunken eyes looked in vain outer world, she was thrown back upon ne upon that sea of scowling faces for, some own heart and mind for whatever might in sign of human sympathy, some faint ray of terest or occupy her genius or affection pity, the bitterness of death might be read She had been carefully instructed by her in the groan which escaped trom their mother in the contents oi ineir noiy uoone ' tre.-nbling lips. The' third was a youth i as well as in the traditions of their elders ahd', in ihe erect form, eagle eye, glancing and to this learning was added the mental ''ever and anon with an expression of bitter, wealth of precious manuscripts, coveted by burning hate iipon his ruthless foes, one the wise of many nations, but too rare to s might -see Uhe high-souled' vicilm of op- be obtained save at immense expense. The pressidn. ..The Chains which bound him to old' Jew, seeing his daughter's thirst for a cruel death had eaten into his soul like a knowledge, sought, in all his wanderings " cankerj Had he lived in his nation's palmy to return with something that might please 1 davs. before' the ; curse of the God of his and interest her. j fathera had passed upon the people, Tie U And well did Zillah repay his care ; she -would doubtless bave been one of their grew up like- the stately palm-tree, not r Chosen varriorsi i The fourth shame upon more beautiful and graceful to behold, than ..the sight Jwas; one of Israel's1 loveliest rich in all the deep and kindly feelings .daughters; churged with the double crime woman's heart. .of witchcraft and poisoning... '.,.... ' The dogradation of her nation, her own and, whilst ascending a rugged pass among the mountains, her mule fell and she was thrown. The young Earlach was ascend ing the same path, and, acting upon the impulses of a warm and generous nature, rendered her such assistance as the case required. Struck with her exceeding beau ty, the grateful expression of those eyes haunted him ; and excuses were not want ing, from time to time, to enable him to look again and again upon that face, which was soon to work such woe to one or both. The absence of old Ben Unseen, her fath er, favored the meeting of the young peo ple ; and though on one side, at first, the feeling was entirely that of humble grati tude, mingled with surprise that a Naza rene could feel aught of interest in a Jew ess, this feeling gradually gave way to one of a tenderer nature. Though lips spako not, the young Rudolph, of Earlach, or, as we shall call him, young Earlach, was not slow to read in the downcast eyes and changing cheek, whenever he appeared be fore her, that his devotion had not been un heeded or unfelt. Occasionally, a pang of reproach would ring his heart, and he determined to see Zillah no more ; but, sleeping or waking, her image was ever before him,' and after one or two ineffectual struggles, the future was lost sight of in the enjoyment of the present. Not unlrequently he indulged the hope of making her his bride, and fleeing to some distant land with her until the wrath of his father had passed over, or, as he whispered to himself, with all the so phistry of a lover, until she had been won by him to his purer faith. It was whilst pondering these things he found himself at the door of the Franciscan Chapel, which was thronged with suppliants eagerly list ening to one of their most popular and fa natical priests. A thrill of horror perva ded his frame, as these words of I other Ambrose rang through the building : "Up, up, men of Zurich, and smite the unbelieving race, whose dwelling, within the walls of our fair city has caused the wrath of God to fall so heavily upon us ! Will you still linger and cry for mercy, while the plague spot is upon your wives and childsen, and even the ministers of Heaven's appointment are falling by hun dreds around you 1 Away, men of Zurich, cast ouHhe accursed Jews, even as Jonah was cast out, to still the raging of the sea! While they remain in our land, woe, woe to our people I" This address was received by the kneel ing crowd as a command direct from Heav- ill en : they arose in one mass, ana rusneu from the church, with whatever weapon they chanced to have, or could pick up, to wards the Jews' quarter of the city ; and, with fierce cries'of "Death lo the unbeliev ers!" move"d sullenly on, the multitude .. i . . . . . i . .l.. uj k . If agot upoa tagot was piled around .tlie isolated situation ncrnoiuur ubuuiou uo- : victims,' and, more than one' willing hand fore hey. left their Eastern home all press . waYread e4 paipfully upon; her heart,, and gave to 'aroumi tbe old pien were kindling, and the her countenance a.touchingly subdued ex- eager .crpwa, presseu more eiqsejy, until at pression. XNone. ever wokbu ,,"" 'length the barrier wae broken-down, and; deep,' darkhoughtful eyes without a long- the outer stake, to which the Jewess was fog "desire o gaze, again j and, when to Taste'n'ed.' completely iurrounded"..' A' fcuri- their epeU'wu added the witchery of her "u observer migh Bee tliat the men. .w"Ed M6wj flutd-lfke voice, and the ever-varying Dresseiso earnestly forward were all in the f e'xpresBioti of her lovely' face," Which, like I prime cflife, and,' by their strength and a Tnirror. reflected the feelings of her heart "tfre.'liKedfb'rriake theif way through the Wthe .difference :ofu faith, even in those "'dense'fhasV wMout 'findinff 'niaiiy'hardy ,0aya,;rn,ighj;well beforgotten.umt;7 .1 ( enough .to ppppse'them. n"Each .wpre, M.,!Anufl.jLt.w,aa,y,it,hhrave Mon;.,fQather:.in;.hii apa-the. badge') of the son. Soon ftfter.ZUIah.arrivedJn Zurich. aEaThoh familyi'l' '"."J B'"'' n j she acconipanie Jhr -fetber in npursion it&U'WW VUkjf VoWded-irouXa We from the ittj to some uolghb'or'ingiowni j augmented at every step by the eager, the curious, and fanatical. Earlach was carried on by the living tide. He struggled, os only man may struggle who has the life or death of one beloved object resting upon his efforts, to get with out the crowd, that, by a nearer route, he might first reach the Jews' quarter and snatch Zillah, the daystar of his heart, from impending destruction. At length, finding himself free, he dart ed up an obscure and narrow alley, and un expectedly encountered his father. The old hero of Laupen, seizing him by the arm, asked the meaning of his haste, as well as the approaching roar of the crowd. The cause was soon told, and, with every limb writhing with impatience, the young man sought to be released. He was at last per mitted to proceed, and his father walked on, sternly revolving in his own mind the poss ible reason why his son should be so anxi ous for the escape of the old Jew. Of the daughter he had never heard. He followed the multitude towards the devoted dwell ings, not so much to take part in the bloody scene to be enacted, as to watch the pro ceedings of his son, and perhaps rescue him from danger. " ' ' The door of Ben Hassen'B house ' was gained j' with breathless haste, youW Ear lach tried to burst it open; but in vain. He then shouted to the inmates to oten quick ly j but no answer came. At last, a win dow slowly opened from above, and an old domestic peeping out cautiously, asked -. -.i .1 - 1 . what he wanted. . . Open the door quickly, good Levi,1 cried Earlach $ "life and death depend up on your haste P' - The old man, with trembling hands, un barred the door t Earlach rushed ' In, bid' ding Levi bar the door securely ' after him at)d, springing on before, the -astonished do- lroe8,tic,lmade. ,MP.! W -1 I the. apartmenti usually, occup ecUy Zillah,,.. TU, What a contrast did that peaceful chamr ber present to the TsarfuT scene of tumult without. Zillah's appartments had been fitted up by her doating father with every luxury and adornment that affection could devise and wealth procure, and was totally unlike the simple Swiss habitations of that day. The ceiling was painted in arabesque, with flowers falling out of gilded baskets, seem ingly threatening a rosy shower upon the lovely occupant of the room. The Walls were covered with rich hangings of velvet, and the apartment contained two of those highly polished plates of steel, which then supplied the place of the mirrorsof the present day. The largest sized were a lux ury too expensive for the use of any but nobles of the land. .Delicate stands of carved ivory were placed about the room, on which were crystal bottles filled with the most delicious perfumes, and costly vases, with flowers from distant climes, shed their fragrance from various parts of the room, their culture being the greatest delight of the fair Zillah. They were like the faces of familiar friends : she had breath ed their perfume when a child in Eastern climes, and with their beauty and fragrance was associated in her .mind the image of her mother, upon whose grave many were now blooming in that bright distant land. Persian carpets covered the floor, and, on a pile of magnificently embroider ed cushions, half reclined the beautiful girl, seemingly lost in ' thought, - her head resting upon her small dimpled hand. . Zillah retained her Eastern costume, as well as tastes, and the caftan of gold bro cade, flowered with silver, well-fitted to her 8hape,.howed to admiration the beau tiful proportions of Ivor waist and buot. Her drawers were of pale pink; her waist coat green and silver ; her slippers white satin, finely embroidered. Her lovely arms were adorned with bracelets of diamonds, and her broad girdle set round with the same precious gems. On her head she wore a rich Turkish handkerchief, of pink and silver, her own fine, black hair hang ing in long tresses : and on one side of her head were some bodkinsof jewels, present ing to the eye as radiant a picture of love liness as could be Imagined. Into this chamber her lover wildly rush ed, beseeching her to fly. The startled girl sprang from her couch terrified, she knew not at what. "I come to snatch you from destruction, Zillah ! Your people, all, all !" cried he shudderingly, as he thought of her possible fate, "arc devoted to a bloody death ; and we must fly ! Even now I hear their cries and tha work of destruction is going on !" "My father! where is Lei" exclaimed the horror-stricken girl. "I would save him, too, but know not where he is, and time is procious. We must not linger. Do you not hear their savage cries approaching nearer and near er 1", And, seizing ber in bis arms, would have borne her from the room, when he found his arm gently grasped by the old rabbin, who had entered unperceived. Whither would you fly.youngman, with a daughter of my hated race! We are hemmed around by your cruel people ; and as well might you ask mercy for the lamb from the hungry wolf,' as hopo to escape through their ranks with the despised Jew ess. Either leave us or follow me at once; there is still one chance of escape." And as he spoke, he led the way into a small, dark, chamber in the rear of the house, which overlooked the Limmat, upon whose bank tho edifice was built. A few hundred yards lower down, the river enter ed the lake from which the town took its name. It was always covered with a num ber of small crafts employed as lighters to the ships anchored in the lake, many of which, being owned by the Jews, offered a better chance of escape than Earlach anticipated. Ben Hassen looked anxiously through a narrow slit in the wall out upon the boats lying lazily upon the water, and then strik ing a portion of the wall with his hand pressed a spring, and a small door opened, Bhewing a narrow flight of steps. , He motioned to Earlach and Zillah to descend, and quickly .closing the : aperture, they groped their way in silence . and darkness tq the bottom of the flight., .He then bade them quietly remain in the tame spot until his return ; and, as he, turned an abrupt angle of. the wall, they could hear his foot steps again descending a much longer flight: habit having made him perfectly familiar with the secret passage. ' In ilow moments he returned with' an lantern, and they were conducted by' bim trough a short gallery to another flight of steps, which they descended, and. found themselves in i large ejive, evidently Much improved in siie;:bjhthe Jian.4 oTjman, Pile of mrchandin were placed around its sides, of the most varied description: fine shawls from India, bales of spices and furs worth a prince's ransom. Never be fore had so much luxury met the eyes of the young Swiss. The sullen splashing of the waters of the lake was distinctly heard; and a small iron door at the extreme end of the cave opened upon it, the rock jutting out into the luke, the roof of the cave forming a foundation to tho house, and ex tending beyond it. The enraged multitude, meanwhile, be coming every moment more furious, had carried desolation before it, destroying the housed of the Jews, and putting to death, without regard to age or sex, as muny as fell into their hands. Old Earlach followed moodily, but took no part in the massacre or-epoUation, until the house of. the rabbin was reached. Bars and axes, wielded by willing hands, soon battered down the doors and windows, and the rabble rushed in. Then it was the old hero, with a shout, dashed aside those before him, and led the search ; from room to room he went, calling upon his son, but none answered. The father's anguish sug gested the fear that Rudolph had been mur dered or carried off by the old Jew and his comrades, in revenge for the popular assault, Filled with these dreadful thoughts, the old chief hastily called together some of his friends in the crowd, and making known to them his fears and determination not to leave a stone of the building standing un til he sought in every possible hiding-place for his lost son, he ordered his followers to drive off the plunderers of the crowd. These, sooth to say, had well nigh helped themselves to all that was worth carrying off in the house. Hans, tho foster-brother of Rudolph, was chafing like a wild boar, the apprehensions of old Earlach having reached his ears, He doubted not that Rudolph had been slain by the Jews ; and, collecting a band of his own associates, wild, daring young -men, warmly devoted to himself and Rudolph, they formed a cordon around the house, that none might escape from it unseen. continued. HEADS AND HEARTS; OR Phrenology and Hymen. It was on the return of Mr. F., a lectu rer on phrenology, to the city of B , that, one morning, Harry G. entered his study, and after some desultory conversa tion, commenced looking over some phre nological charts, that were ai ranged be fore him. While thus engaged, he notic ed one of the heads, Miss Emly B.'s, of C, copiously marked. lie examined it, and became much interested, us it descri bed a person of an original mind and su perior character. As he laid it aside, Mr, F. said . "The person there described, I met du ring my absence, and she possessed a mind so well balanced, In at I took a chart of her head. . I consider her quite a mod el of female worth. She possesses all the qualities for a good wife and mother." Now, Harry was a young man of fine 1 intellectual powers, which had been im proved by culture, but he was decidedly odd. He had a spice of romance in his disposition, and was a firm believer in phrenology. He depended on that sci ence, mainly, to give him an insight into the character of her whom he should choose as a partner for life. The lady in question, seemed lo pos sess all those qualifications which he had been so long seeking for, and a most nov el idea entered his mind. He determin ed to write to her, and elate his ideas on the subject of matrimony ; acquaint her with his head, and request a correspon dence, with the view that if it resulted in the mutual ' satisfaction of both parties, they should meet, and if they could love, should marry, He acted ' accordingly, and requested of. Mr. F. a note to the la dy, slating the sincerity of his motives, and the" -respectability of his character; which he closed in his letter and forwar ded, i.-i. 1 !' f'.-'"'' '! . He waited for a week in a stale of fe verish anxiety ; but at length an answer came, and the lady granted his request. The letter breathed the s'piiit'of modesty aud good sense, , The lady stipulated for sit months correspondence, after whtoh they were to meet. " .q - . ' , ' 'Fromf this time' they wrote ' tegularly: upon various topics ; but the parsonal ap 0 . l' ject of allusion. Harry's high opinion of his fair correspondent was enhanced, upon the reception of every letter, until he be came thoroughly in love with his incogni ta ; and he began most earnestly to long for the expiration of his probation,. It was with a beating heart that he took his seat in one of the cars of the railroad which was to convey him to the city o' C, where his fair inamorata resided. Now the question was to be solved, could she love him ? He was not hand some, in the common acception of the word, yet he had an intelligent counte nance, a dark expressive eye, and a good figure ; but he forgot all his advantages of person or station, in his anxiety lo cre ate a good impression. He never once asked if she were beautiful ; for he fell, if she were not positively ugly, he could love. After alighting at a station, and a walk of a few minutes, he found himself before a small but beautiful cottage, which bore marks of lasle and refinement in iis occu pants. He knocked, and it seemed to him that his heart knocked full as loudly against his breast as his knuckles knock ed against the door. When the door was opened, our lover hero was greeted with an unexpected sight. A diminutive crook ed form, a pair of spectacles, and rod hair, were the principle features in the tout ensemble of his fair receiver. Now, red hair was Harry's aversion, The lady, for such she evidently ap peared, conducted him to a pretty parlor, where music and books showed the taste of the fair owner. After a short scrutiny, Harry turned to the odd little figure be side him, and requested to see Miss R. "She is before you," said his compan ion. He was thundsrslruck, and stood ga zing at her without motion, but at length collected his scattered wits, and tried to commence a conversation under difficul ties, lie introduced inmseii as ner un known correspondent, and explained that he had come lo make a personal acquain tance. She answered him with modesty and good sense, telling him that their in tercourse must be on the terms of friend ship, until they became more intimately known to each other. They conversed long and pleasantly, and he soon found himself admiring her voice, which was soft and sweet; and before he left, her winning manner so charmed him, that he had quite forgotten her red hair, and spec tacles. Thus llieir intercourse continued for a week, at the expiration of which time he made her an offer of his heart and hand. She hesitated ere she replied, but smi lingly asked "have you so far overcome your aversion to red hair and a crooked form, as to wish to make me your wife ! He replied that he loved her, aud eared not what was the color of he hair, so long as she would consent to be his. An answer was promised to be given on the following morning. As early as propriety would admit, on the next nior ning, our friend Harry again sought his beloved, but was greatly surprised lo be received by one so like, and yet so unlike her to whom he had been paying his court. There she stood, with a sweet smile on her lips, and a laughing light in her hazel eyes without those distinguish ing marks of person which had first at tracted his notice. He almost doubled his senses, unlil she spoke in her dear sweet tones, when he sprang forward, and seizing her hand, begged her to ex plain the mystery. She smiled, as she said "You must forgive my ruse, Harry ; you said personal beauty had no weight with you, and I wished to prove you You see me now in my proper shape and pei son. Can you love me as well as when I wore specs and a red wigl ' He could only answer by gazing admi ringly upon her graceful little figure, so delicate yet so spirited, and those soft brown curls shading her face, of eloquent sweetness. , , .. , , Harry was, of course enchanted.. ,. The sequel may be guessed. ; Harry is a firm believer in phrenology. t A TEETOTAL HONKEY. ; Dr. Guthrie relates 'an sthusing an; ecdole of a reasoning monkey, as " fol lows : Jack a he was called, seeing his mas ter and some companions drinking, Willi lose iniitaiive poweis for which his spe cies are remarkable, finding a half glass of whiskey left, he took il up and drank. it off. It flow, of course to his hel Amid their loud roars of laughter, he4be gan to skip, hop and tlanrc Jack was drunfc! ' " ' ': ; ' ' Next day, when they Went, with ihe intention of repeating the fun, totake tho poor monkey from his box, he was not lo be seen. Looking inside, there he Iay crouched in a Corner. 'Come out !' said his master. Afraid to disobey, he came walking on three legs the fore-paw that was laid on his forehead saying, as plain as words could do, that he . had a head ache! Having left himsome days to get well and resume his gayety, they at length carried him off to the old scene of level- ry. Un entering, lie eyeu me glasses willi manifest terror, skulking behind tho chair ; and on his master ordering h'unto drink, he bolted, and was on thehouse-tcp ,n a tw inkling. They called him down He would not come. Ilis to as tef shook his whip at him. Jack, astride on the ridge-pole, grinned defiance, A gun of which he was always much afraid, was pointed at this disciple of temperance. He ducked his head and slipped over to the back of the house j upon which, seeing his predicament, and less afraid apparent ly of the fire than fire-water, the monkey leaped at a bound on the chimney top, and getting down into a flue, held on by his furepaws. He would rather be singed than drink. He triumphed, and, although his master kept him twelve years after that, he never could persuade the mon key to drink another drop of whiskey. From that admirable word, 'Illus trations of Instinct,' we lake the follow ingi A monkey tied to a stake was robbed by the johnny crows, (in tho West Indies,) of his food, and he conceived the follow ing plan of punishing the thieves He feigned death, and lay perfectly motionless on the ground, near to his stake,' The birds approached by degrees and got near enough to steal, his food, wjiich he allowed tliem to do, This he repeated several times, till they became so bold as to come within the reach of his claws. He calculated his distance, and laid hold of one of them, Death was not his plan of punishment he was more refined in his cruelty. He plucked every feather out of the bird, and then let him go and show himself to his companions, lie made a man of him according to the definition of Plato of 'a biped without feathers.' Higher'. ' Higher 1 is a word of noble meaning, the inspiration of all great deeds the sympathetic chain that leads, link by link, the impassioned soul lo its tenilh of glory, and still holds its mysterious ob ject standing aud glittering among the stars. Higher 1 lisps the infant on its parent's knee and make its feeble essay to rise from the floor it is the first aspiration of childhood to burst the narrow confines of the cradle in which its t-weet moments have been passed forever. ' , , Higher ! laughs the proud school boy on his swing; or, as he climbs the tallest tree of the forest, that he may look down on his less adventurous companions with flush of exultation, and broad over tha fields of his native village. He never saw so extended a prospect before. ' , ,, Higher ! earnestly breathes the'student of philosophy and nature he has a host of rivals, but he tnust eclipse them . all.--The midnight oil in his lamp burns dim, but he finds knowledge iu the larnps of Heaven, and his soul is never weary., pearanee of each was never once the aub pimai. fc7Qut of every hundred persona in England, forty eannot write their pwn Never joke with ladies' on ; rna'triinony or bread making. 'It ie very wrong.' They ire both lacred.lOne refers to the highest intereats of the Kcsilrh.- yonrtj rriwi will please chalk it down ill their hats'-'