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I VI ! II i ll i t m wm. ittiv.'-.ff- ...v- t v r -wv ni ner s a v vim a aw j f i ai j . a aft. V JLL oL-X Ji--i- Ai. swsiB -u vVJLUii W J. J "That Gorernmcnt i the best which govern least." ijt ur ted jjtd vu it LI SUED LEVri. TATE. I GET it r. FOR THE COLl'MBU DEMOCRAT. 'The following sublime ode lo the Su preme Being," "is translated from the Kussian. It wa written by one of their distinguished poeta, Derzhav'uv The ode is said to have been translated into the -Chinese and Tartar languages, written on ailk, and Fuspended in the impend pala xes at Ptkin. The emperor of Japan had it translated into Japanese, embroidered in gold, and hung up in the temple of Jed do." God. K), thoU Eternal One I whoe presence bright, All space doth uccupy-all motion guide Unchanged thruugh time's all-devasting light, Thou only God! There is none beside. Being above all beings I mighty one 1 Whom none can comprehend .and none exploie; Embracing all supporting ruling o'er- Being .whom we call God-and know no more ! In iti sublime reserch, philosophy May measure out the ocean deep may count The sands, or the sun's rays-but God ! fur thee There is no weight nor measure ; noue can mount Up to thy mysteries; brightest spark, ' Tho, kindled by thy light, in vain would try To trace thy counsels, infinite and dark: And thought is lost, ere thought can soar so hiith. Even like past momemts in eternity. Thou from primeval nothingness didst call Firit, chaos, then existence Lord, on thea Eternity bad its foundation; all Sprung forth from thee; ot tight, joy .harmony, Sole origin alt life, all beauty, thine, Thy word created all, and doth create: Thy splendour fills all space with rays divine. Thou art, and wert, and shalt be, glorious ! great ! Life-giving, life-sustaining potentate 1 Thy ehainn the unmeasured universe surround; Upheld by thee, by thee inspired with breath. Thou Ibe beginning, with the end hast bound. And beautifully mingled life and death ! As sparks mount upwards from the fiery blaze, So suns are burn, so worlds spring forth from the. And as the spj angles in the sonny rays Shine round the silver snow, the pageantry Of heaven's bright aimy glitters in thy praise, A million torches lighted by thy band, Wander, unwearied, through the blue abyss: They own thy power, accomplish thy command, All gay with life, all eloquent with bliss. What shall wo call them? Piles of chrystal light? A gloiious company of golden streams? Lamps of celestial ether burning bright Suns lightning systems with their joyous beams ? But thou to these art as the noon to night. Yes ! as a drop of water in the sea. All this magnificence in thee is lost Whit are ten thousand worlds compared to thee? And what am 1 then? Heaven's unnumbered hint, Though multiplied by myriads, and array'd In all the glory of sublimest thought, Is but an atom in thebalar.ee weigh'd Against thy greatness is a cypher brought Against infinity : what am then ? nought. Nought but the effluence of thy light divine, Pervading worlds, halh reached my bosom too ! Yes, in my spirit dolh thy spirit shine, A shines the sunbeam in a drop of dew. Nought but 1 live, andon hope's pinions fly F.Jger towards thy presence : for in thee I live, and breathe, and dwell : 1 lift my eye Even to the throne of thy divinity : ant, 0 God, and surely thou must be! Thou art directing, guidinn all, thou art ! Direct mv under. landing then lo thee; Control my spint, guide my wandering heart: Thou"h hut an aiom midt immensity, Still I am something fashion'd by thy hand 1 h-dd a middle rank'twixt heaven and earth, On the Inst v'r!e of m,,r,;1 !"a",' C1,,,B "' ,he rci'1'l, wnere nei hare ,neir bir'h; . Just on the boundaries of the spirit land. The chain of being is complete in me ; In me is matter's last tradition lost, And the next step is si-mi- Duly . loan command the lightning and am dust! A monarch, anl a slave; A Whence cam- I here, and how ? so marvelouslv " " . ...;,l ) unknown his clod f"inttructeu aii'w " . . , L.ves surely through some higher energy; Kor irom itself alone it could not be. rrtnr' Yes-thy wisdom and thy word Created me ! Thou source of life and good ! Thv9Sl' ';'",;-i'ri P,en,i,uHe' I (7 " '.u ;....nn,iul .mil. anil bade it wear Fit 'i me wii , ' ' 111 . . ..( i,.r,, .1 i ;,v .nil wllllf The K.irmeriM y r, t heavenly flight beyond thi Mine sphere, to iu suurca-to thee-li. Author there. Oihnmthtsinrfr.ble! 0 visions hle.l j Tho.iuh worthless our roncephons all of thee, v. ,hall thv shadnw'd imae nil our breast, iJ wait us n'in-K " - j- i r,, " thus alone my lowly tho..Khts can soar, Thus seek thy presence-hem? wise and good ! , ,hv TA.t works, admire, obey, adore ; ' i when the tonaue is eloquent no mor. , i thall Ttak m lean of gratitude BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY, Family Circle. What thou Doest, do Quickly, Quick young men! life is short, k great work is before you, and you have no time to loose. If you would succeed in busi ness, win your way to honor, and save your soul, you must work quickly. The sluggard dies. The wheels of time rolls over him while ho sleeps. Aim high and work hard. Life is worth the living.death is worthy the dying, because worth gain ing. Life is the time to learn, Deep though the lesson be, And largely fraught with all things stern The soul's eternity; Then, Oh ! beware to waste tho hours, Which warm to lif thy lofty powers. Quirk, ye men of might in the road of life ! Your life is more than half gone al ready. V ou are eoinp- down the hill, and the shadows besin to fall around you. If you have aught to do before you Hie, ao it quickly. The morning has fled, mid day has passed, and the night coraeth. Ye, who in the field of human life Quickening seeds of wisdom fain would sow, Pause not far the angry tempest's strife, Shrink not from the noontide's fervid glow, Libor on while jet the tight of day Sheds abroad its pure and blessed ray, For the night cometn t Quick, ye seed men, quick. Once you thought three score years to be endless time and that they never could pass away. They have come, they have gone men, what have they left T The days of pleas ure have past, and the days of darkness are here. Have you left any work undone ? Have vou come to infirmitiesand trembling and no preparation for death T Ah, quick ye aged fathers and grey bearded sires. Already the messengers of death are be ginning to render their services to bring you to the sepulchres uf your fathers. With the feeble remnant of existence strug gle for heaven. Work, pray, seek while life lasts, mercy waits, and God is gra cious. How many years may we hope to dwell Here in the world of men ! He lives long whuse years can tell Three score years and ten. A Gentle Whisper in the Husband's Ear. Husband, think of the eood qualities of your beloved, not of her bad ones ; think of her good common sense, her industry, neatness, order ; her aftihilitv. and above all, her ardent pi ety, her devotedness to things heavenly and di vine. Suppose you had a slattern for a wife, a lipshod hussy, a gossip, a real termagant, whose tongue was not merely a triphammer, but as the forked lightnings ! so that even the house top would be a thankful retreat from her unmitiga ted fury ! Suppose all this, and still more, then say has not God clean very icmuiy, graciously, mercifully, in giving you such a wile as he has ? God has dealt infinitely better than yourdeser's. But she is not all I could wih." Marvellous, wonderful ! And are vou, think all the could wish ? Turn the wallet. Suppose you cast an eye within and without, view your own ugliness, and crookedness, and blacKneiis : How many things does your beloved wife see in you that she has reason to despise as mean, sel fish, miserly, grovelling ? Are you all that she could wish ? far from it. But this prying into and scanning each others faults hypcrcritically, is altogether wrong, and will always keep you on th-haieheLfidictvaiid rickety. Letter a thousand times, study each others graces and good qualities endeavoring to corrects the faults of one another in the spirit of meekness and love. The cause ..f -.11 ihii hie'eerinc. and sparring, and lirrinc, and splitting, and cictrcAinJ.and hitching, is want nflove. Lovecovereth a multitudeoi ftiemnnes. Let the heart be filled with love, and the little faults which now appear mountains.willbe swal lowed up, or become as mole-hills. A husband who is always complaining, and growling, and snapping, and snarling, is enough tocrush a heart of steel, to sour the mind of an angel. The fe male heart is tender, sympathetic, lovely. Hus band, speak kindly to your beloved Speak kindly to her. Little dost thou know What utter wretchedness, what hopeleBS wo Hang on those bitter words, that stern reply; The cold demeanor, and reproving eye. The death steel pierces not with keener dart, Than unkind words in woman's trufctine heart. The frail being by thy side is of finer mould; keener her sense of pain.of wrong, greater her love nnWnrfj. How delicately tunedher heart.cach ruder breath upon its strings complains in lowest notes of sadness, not heard, but felt. It wears a ... hmr life like a deep under-current, while the fair mirror of the changing surfaces gives not one ligh of woe. Mani Pu sway unbelief, banish that iourneis, moroseness.and sullenesi, and mulish- ness ; put on a smile of sweet atteeuon ; exnibit kindn, tenderness, sympathy nd lore; and rest assured, your wife, if not a real termagant, will reciprocate, clasp you to her bosom in elite tions grasp. Your mouth will be filled with lau ghter your domestic fireside, instead ot a pan demonium, wilt he a little paradise. Your little ones will gather around you as Olive plants blooming sweetly iu all the beauty and freshness of spring. Man, try it. Golden ITy. Bute. From the EattonSentinti) A Sabbath Convention, Has recently been held in Northumberland, the proceedings of which we find iu the Columbia Democrat. Among other proceedings had, we find a Me morial addressed to the Senate and House of Rep resentatives, of this .State, in which the right of petition is discussed at some length. They claim that it is not enough that a petition, couched in respective terms, should be read and referred, or laid on the table. That the right of petition im plies a corresponding right to expect, that where wrong exist, they should be redressed, in all matters, affecting their persons, their interest.and their conscience. They represent that if the agents of the Public Works require the Collectors and those who have charge of the locks, and the Officers and Subordi nates on our other public works, to perfurm (heir ordinary duties on the Lord's day, they will thus exclude all those, who wish conscientiously to obseive the Sabbath from public employment. That an odious monopoly is thus established, and the emoluments of public employment are made the reward of a disregard of the laws of God and of the Commonwealth. The memorial is well prepared, and deserves consideration at the hands of our Legislative au thorities. This question in all its importance, has heretofore been presented to our Legislatures, by large and respectable bodies of men, and to us it seems strange that a people so highly moral in feeling, should for so long a time, berepresen ted in their Stalo Legislature by a body of men, who have never yet, when it was presented to them, deigned to dive the subject enything like a respectful consideration. Strange, indeed is it, that a people protessing to be governed by moral and christian principle, should have so long con tinued in open viulalion'rf er e of the most direct and explicit injunctions of the Bible, "Thou shalt not do any woik" tc. Tl is command we sup pose was directed to individual!!, but it is equally applicable to governments. Governments are composed of individuals, and if individuals have not a right to do any work on the Sabbath, they cannot delegate it to others. We believe that the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, is the only portion of the State improvements upon which labor is entirely suspended on the Lord's day, and it is certainly matter of gratulation, to every lover of good or der and sound morals to know, that it pays a lar ger percentage upon its cost than any other branch of our State works. Washington's Jlarrlage in 1703. We learn that Mr. J. B. Stearns, a dis tinguished artist of New York, and lately from Europe.has been for some days since at Arlington House in that vicinity, enga ged in making very beautiful and successful copies from the original pictures of Col. and Mrs. Wasnington, the one the date of 1772, by I'cale, and the other of 1759, by Woolaston, with a view to the painting of a large picture of Washington's marringe found in the Custis collection, and private memorcs of the life and character of Wash ington. The scene is laid in the ancient parish church of St. Peter, county of New Kent, a colony of Virginia ; time, 6th of January 1759. In the foregrouhd, and near the altar, appears the Rev. Dr. Mossom, the offici ating clergyman, in full canonicals; he is about to present the marriage-ring. The bridegroom i3 in a suit of blue and silver lined with red silk, embroidered waistcoat, small-clothes, gold shoe and knee-buckles, dress-sword, and hair in full powder. The bride, in a suit of white satin, rich point lace ruffles, pearl ornaments in her hair, pearl necklace, ear-rings and bracelets white satin high-heeled shoes with diamond-buckles ; she is attended by a group of ladies, in the gorgeous costume of that ancient period. Near to the bridegroom is a brilliant group, comprizing the vice regal Governor of Virginia.scvcral English army and navy officers, then on colonial service, with the elite of Virginia chivalry of the old regime. The Governor is in a suit of scarlet, embroidered with gold, ba wig-and sword ; the gentlemen in the fash ion of the time. liut among the most interesting and pic turesque of the personages in the various groups, is Bishop, the celebrated body ser vant of Braddock.and then of Washington, with whom he ended his days, after a ser vice of more than forty years. This veteran soldier of the wars of Geo. II., forms a perfect study in the picture. His tall, attenuated form, and soldierly bearing, and with folded arms and cocked hat in hand, respectfully he has approach ed the bridal group, giving a touching in terest to the whole scene. He is in a scar let coat, and is booted and spurred, having just dismounted, and relinquished the fa vorite charger of his chief to a groom. Through the large folding-doors of the church is seen the old-fashioned coach of the bride, drawn by six horses ; also the fine English charger bequeathed to Wash ington by Braddock, after the fatal field of Monongahela. From the account of the marriage, han ded down from those who were present at its celebration, it appears that the bride and her ladies occupied the coach, while the provincial colonel rode his splendid charger, attended by a brilliant cortege of the gay and the gallant of the land. Such was Washington's marriage, in 1759 Vcarful Encounter With a Snake, A SCENE IN THE CAST INDIES- We had been playing all the evening at whist. Our stake had been gold mohur points, and twenty on the rubber. Maxey who is always luckey.had won five succes sive bumpers, which lent a well satisfied smileto his countenance, and made us the losers, looking any thing but pleased, when he suddenly changed countenance.and lies itated to play ; this the more surprised us, since he was one that seldom pondered.be ing so perfectly a master of the game that he deemed a long consideration superflu ous. "Play away Maxey what are you about impatiently demanded Churchill.one of the most impetuous youths that ever wore the uniform of the body guard, " Hush," replied Maxey, in a tone which went through us, at the same time turning deadly pale. "Are you Unwell ?" said another, about to start up, for he believed our friend had suddenly been taken ill. "For the love of peace sit quiet," rejoin ed the other.in a tone donoting extreme fear or pain, and he laid down his cards. If you value my life move not. 'What can he mean? has he taken leave of his senses !' demanded Churchill ap pealing to himself. 'Don't start, don't move, I tell you !' in a sort of a whisper 1 never can forget, ut tered Maxey 'If you make another sud den motion I am a dead man.' We exchanged looks. He continued, remain quiet, and all may yet be right. I have a Cobra Capella around my leg,' Our first impulse was to draw back our chairs, but an appealing look from the vic tim induced us to remain, although well a ware that should the reptile transfer but one fold, and attach himself to any of the party that individual might already be counted as a dead man, so fatal is the bite of the dead ly monster. Poor Maxey was dressed as many old residents still dress in India namely in breeches and silk stockings; he therefore the more plainly felt every movement of the snake. His countenance seemed a livid hue, the words seemed to come out of his mouth without the feature of altering its position, so rigid was his look, so fearful was he lest the slightest movement should alarm the serpent, and hasten the fatal bite. We were in agony little less than his own during the scene. 'lie is coiling round ! murmured Maxey. I feel him cold eold to my limb ; and now he tightens '.for the love of heaven call for some milk ! I dare nof speak loud? let it be placed on the ground near me, let some be spilt on the floor.' Churchill cautiously gave 'he order, and a servant slipped nut of the room. 'Don't stir Northcote you moved your j hand. By everything sacred do not so a- r,)in. It cannot be long ere my fate is dec ided. 1 have a wife and two children in Europe ; tell them that I died blessing them, and that my last prayers were for tlfm , the ?nake is winding Hfelf around JULY 28, 1849. my calf: I leave them all I possess lean almost fancy I can feel his breathGreat Heavens ! to die in such a manner !' The milk was brought and carefully put down; a few drops were sprinkled on the1 floor, and the aflrightend servants drew, back. Again Maxey spoke : "No no ! It has no affect ! on the con trary he has clasped himself tighter he has uncurled his upper fold! 1 dare riot look down, but I am sure he is about to draw back and give the bite of death with more fatal precision. Again he pauses. I die firm but this is past endurance ; ah ! he has undone another fold, and looses himself. Can he be going to some one else?" We involuntarily started. "For the love of Heaven, stir not ! I am a dead man: but bear with me. He still looses lie is about to dart 1 Move not but be ware ! Churchhill, he falls off that way oh, this agony is too hard, too hard to bear ! Another pressure and 1 am dead ! No ! he relaxes !" At that moment poor Maxey ventured to look down ; and the snake had unwound himself; the last coil had fallen, and the reptile was making for the milk. "I am saved? saved ?" and Maxey bound ed from his chair, and fell senseless into the arms of one of his servants. In another instant, need it be added, we were all dispersed ; the snake was killed, and our poor friend carried more dead than alive to his room. That scene I can never forget; it dwells on my memory still, strengthened by the fate of poor Maxey, who from that hour pined in hopeless imbecility, and sunk into an early grave Scraps. This world is a fishing pond, full of slippery eels and suckers. Some men arc wise and some are otherwise. In nothing consists the true dignity of man more than in self-government. It takes three spring to make one leap year. He that lurneth one sinner from the error of his ways, shall shine as the stars forever. The climax of human indiflerance has ar rived when a woman don't care how she looks. The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be realy what we appear to be. Beauty eventual ly deserts its possessor, but virtue and talents accompany him even to the grave. Men are like bugles, the more brass they contain the further you can hear them. Ladies are like violets, tho more modest and retiring they appear the better you love them. So long as we are among men let us cherish humanity, and so live that no man may be either in fear or in danger of us. One reason why the world is not reformed, or revolutionized, is because every man would have others take a start, never thinking of himself. Wise man are instruc ted by reason ; men of less understanding by experience; the most ignorant by necces- ity, and the best by nature. fjcj- ' Vhat is the matter, John !' Sam hove a Bible at me and hit my head.' 'Well, you ore the only boy of the family on which the Bible ever made an impression cry as loDg as you please.' (fj- 'Til take my in advance, said a land lady who lodged her friends on straw bed. 'No, you don't said Jim ; I always sleep on tick." Dr. South says: "The tale bearer and lbs tale hearer should be both hanged up, back tc back, only ihu one by the tongue and the other by the ear." QiThe Virginia wheat crop has been secured in good condition. It is generally abundant and of excellent quality. The same may be said of the crop of Maryland The reason why short womon should be the the soonest married, U because there is more ned of their getting iplio.d. Evening- Tis hfily hour. Cnght clouds have eat their glory for a while on earth.but have vanished like tbe gentle dew before the rising sun. And yet their lov!inc?s was like the things e'.".v,too pure, too soft, too beautiful to fade. They have seemed sometimes to float around our earth in all their lovlinrss, until they came so rear its, 2i ti ficl the withering touch wh'rh in his brought; and fading by dees, at last they sink to be among our streams of jny that lie for bsrk in time's un fading past. OLU SERIES VOL, TWELVE, VOL.3, NUMBER 19. The World la a lYul-Sliell. Snapptr- Up of Unconsidered Thing," W-Ob.e, vance of the Sabbath, The Sheriffs h t, .1 the b.bbyth is well hemmed. It will U -e ouldurjnga1(hewet;k( n- ;t tof,be prisoners. Mtheircnme. onginated in Sabbath breaking! JLSTtiy I" P"Ul Tho "'"'"ter of public "o.ksol P.n.h,,,-,, ,,,cifi2e P - work on the Sabbath, and has prohibaed boron the public work, on tnat day Th r I U papers .re well pleased with the effort 09-The Locust. ofEpypt, There ere over 3 th sand p,,,,M in Germany, gIeul and "jj. hor.ee. 'e.nuallyrronit, ,e hundred rn !;. r 1 . . er lww work ivh. T '! Wl"lB labot-T Zy Z " for a,,- cniy-two cents pel v,eek. b-eT.ri'f C,'me", "W M"daD'e Gill. h .oltheclecf f..rKi ..g a nu.e in April lt, hav.e ofpurchaMngaflu,U,dwillulieU);. orJuTV Cmpa"y ' Thc s"!;' in trade I J., profit- r. ofte,, jfa , -1 'hichc.-US3.fa,lkiMiorth A pint ol rum worths cents, i3, old lur S? 73. 0 Victim, in Mexico, The Mexican minister teWnaur7lU;rfep0r,,0hiS--he umber of Mexican women and childr n , j2N,jc,rcdlh( Il03tl,;la dun . to be upward of si, hundred. It is lho Pnct.ee of the .ges to murder the m ni hold the women as captive,. ' CO Remarkable Coincidence and Longevity . Mr, Sara P,llet, died in Princes, Am,e cou'nry Md on Wednesday . she wa, born on th. 4 t of July . m a,ld dieJ on(he 4(h lS49havif,e numbered prtccsely 103 yeurs. O Prolific Yield. On Capf. Brooks' farm. Ms ry and, three .in, le iiraii., ofwheat prd..ced . fallow.: one grain ofWYork i;ad wh, Krams; rwu rLini Pm..,Wwlf. fclue s5,fn pectively 1326 and ll32fr,in. CO Tragedy in Hobnken, A man named John Dunne, of linker,, killed his wife last week -tie had good reasons for doubtinj her fidelitv, and in Instate at hi, discoveries, killed her with a clothes iron. CO Death of Charles Albert, The ex-king of barduna died almost immedia'cly on Lis arrival i,, PortUKal. June Oth. of indisposition, which, though regarded as .light at first, terminated sud. denly in death. CO Punch says there is no man, however high, but who is jealous of some ime; and there is no man, however low, hut who ha, soma one wh 1. jealous of him! Punch in his fun, sometime speaits grave tiutlis. &OLueky Fellow. Charlr. W. FW r,v.i;.,. er of the National Whig at Washington, has been appointed Consul to Cowg. Ifu WM formerly foreman in the office of the American Sentinel, Philadelphia. CO The Peace Convention, Hon. Joshua R. Giddings, at a peace convention heM t pa;.... ville, Ohio, was appointed a delegate to the peace convention to be held in Pari, i September next. He is gointr. The Ilvmaopathie Phywiant ot N'ew.York, report separately their cases of cholera to the' Board of Health. They claim great success in their practice. Out of D3 decidiM PIC tl.l.tt KM llirjr U3i Olliy I J, Singular Faet.-h is announced as a singer fact, in a dispatch ft. m St. Louis, that the mor tality among middle aged married ladies is grea lerthan in any other portion of the community in proportion. Jtwf like Tm.-The down-yasters hvir? their market for lobsters spoiled by ll.e cholera, are packing them in ice, and thirpirg them ta Barbadoes, where they lave quick sales and good price,. Safety tif Raifroadi. More than 1 7,000,010 passengers passed over the railroads in Miwajhu setts during the past thrre year,. Only fifty six persons were killed, and sixty.fivo were inju red. Colt's Pistols. One hundred men are employ ed in making these instruments at Hartford They turnout one hnm'ipd and twenty a week, and the demand is almost as many for each day. fJO The Mexican Congress havo'psred a bill an'hnrizing the consiruetion of s railroad ftora Vera Crurto the city of Mexico. CO The Kussian Fortress of Jotepa, being a large military depot on the Black Sea. has been stormed by a crop, of 12,01.0 Circassians and 1,200 Russirus were put to the sword. Tracts At the recent fiftieth anniverfary of the London Tract Society, it wa staled that it had issued five hundred million of pub i-atitn, in one hundred and ten different languages. Green Cum has made iti appearance in the Cincinnati market, but few green enough to pur. chase W.Maj. Freat.