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ewbecrlbere win ue cuargea ,uv.
Thursday norning, Jane 28,i83i
Morrlly wlnirln on briar and weed,
Hear to the noit ofhla lltllo dame,
' Of er the mnuutalu aide and inoad,
. Robert of Lincoln Is tcllingM uanic;
Bob-o'-llnk, bob-oMlnk,
F l iilc , spaub, apink;
- Pnuffaud sarelsthutHestof oura.
Hidden among the summer nowor.
, Cboo, chee, thee.
Robert of Lincoln Is gaily drest,
Wearing a bright blurk wedding ronl;
. White are shoulders and white hiscrcs((
Ilcarhlm rail In his merry notv;
BoboMluk, bob-oMlnk,
fipiiik, sjiunk, Mjilnk;
Look, what a nice now real is mine,
Sure there was uurora bird so lino.
Ch!0,i'bee, clioe.
fiobortof Lincoln's Quaker wife,
I'rolty and quid, with plain browu wing,
Paliig at home a iatleut life, -llroodaln
thegrass whlk'her hoslmud sings
Bob-oMiuk, bob-o'-liuk,
, ripluk,muk, spInk;
Brood, kind cri-aturu; you need not foar
Tliltvosuiid robbere while 1 am here.
Cheo,cheo, eheo.
Mudot and. shy as a nun Is ahef
Olio wouk chirp Is her only note.
Jlraggurt and prince of bmitgnrts is he,
Pouring boasts from his llltle throat;
Bub-o'-link, bob-o'-liuk,
Kptuk, spank, silnk;
Stiver ausl of raid of lunn;
Ciili h mc, cowardly knaves, if yon can.
Chee, chee, cheu.
b'lx white oggs on a bed of hoy.
Flecked with purple, a prelty sight!
There ei the mother sin all duy ,
Kobort Is singing with all his might:
' Nplnk, spank, spink;
Nice good wife that uovergoes out,
Ksepinghouse while I frolleabout.
Chee, chee, chee.
Boon as the Utile onos chip the shell
Klx wide mouths are open for food;
Robert of Lincoln bestirs litiu well,
Gathorlng seeds for the hungry brood.
Bob-oMluk, bob-o'-liuk,
Spink, spank, spink;
This new life-la likely to ho
Hard lor a gny young fellow like me.
Cboe, choc, chee.
Knbort of Lincoln at length Is made
Sober with work, and silent with care;
On Is hi. holiday gurinent laid,
Hulf forgotteu that merry air,
Bob-o'-llnk, bob-oMlnk,
- Spink, spank, spInk;
Kobody knows but my mate and I
, Where our nest and ur aottlings lie.
Chee, chee, cbue.
Summer wanes; the children are grown;
Fun and frolic no more tin knows;
Robert of Liucpln's a humdrum crouo!
Off he llesand wo singns he goes:
Bob-oMluk, bob-o'-lluk,
Spink, spank, spink; ,
When you can pipe that merry old strain,
Robert of Lincoln, come bsck again.
. . Cboe, chee, chee.
: BT T. 8. AETBL'R.
I don't know liow it is,' said Felix Hall,
'that some people can get along so com
fortably on a thousand dollars a year, ' We
can't do it.'
'I'm surp I try to economize all I can,'
returned Mrs.' Hall, sadly, for she felt that
her husband's remark was more than half
intended as reflection upon ber. 'I only
keep one girl, and , do nearly all my own
1 don't blame you, Harriot, ' said Mr.
Hall, I'm sure I don't. I know you work
bard too hard, I often wish it was easier
for you, BuH what can I do? My salary
is only s thousand dollars. And yet, that
is all Hawkins receives, and be seems to
get along so smoothly; and even lays by,
he tells me, a hundred dollars a year.
I don't know how they do it,' replied
Mrs. Hall. 'I know that Mrs. Hawkins
does'nt work half as hard as I do, though
ber bouse always looks in better order than
mine. Thev bave better furniture than we
have, and I am sure Mrs. Hawkins' clothes
cost double what mine do. I don't think
it is my fault. ' ' , ' . ,
. 'I don't say it is, Harriet. , 1 believe you
do your part the boat you know bow
But something must be wrong, somewhere,
Other people can live very well on a thou
sand dollars,' while ' we are always owing
bills to this, thaf, ' and the other one.
Here is the fjuarter'a bill for , groceries
'" amounting to sixty -five dollars, and I owe
sftTentv to mr tailor besides. " Then there
is an unsettled bill at the provision store of
fifteen of twenty dollars, besidcV the rent,
bread bill, the milk bill, and I don't know
' tow many other bills.'
NO. 8
I 'I wisb these bills were not allowed to
: run on.'Tcmaiked Mrs. Hall, 'I am sure it
j would be a great deal better to pay for
everything as we go along.'
"Ho it would, but we hav'nt the monev
to do it with.
'It takes nearly my whole quarter's sal
ry. regularly, to pay oti the bills of three
. niuutlit.; ana then lliere is no way to live
but to, go on trust for almost every thing
, lor lliree months longer. U s a bad system,
I know, but there appears to be no help for
it just now.
And in the full conviction that there was
no l.elp for it, Mr. Hall drew his quar
ter 8 salary ol two hundred and fifty dol
: lars, and went and paid off bills, and bor
rowed money debts amounting to two
i hundred dollar. Then giving his wife
i ten dollars to buy little things with, he
! started with a fculing of discouragement,
on a new quarter, with but forty dollars in
. his pocket. Although he had paid two
hundred dollars of debts, there was almost
an equal amount still hanging over him.
Mr. Hall was a clerk in a bank, where
he was engaged,' regularly, from eight
o'clock in the morning until about four
o'clock and sometimes rive in the afternoon.
Ho lived in a house for which he paid two
hundred dollars a year, and paid his tailor
from a hundred to a hundred and fifty dol
lars annually. He carried a gold lever
watch that had cost eighty dollars, and
wore a chain for which he had paid forty.
He also indulged in one or two expensive
breast-pins, and before his fnmily had be
come as large as at present, had spent a
good deal of money in jewelry for his wife.
But the dropping m of one child after an
other, until the number grew to five, inter
fered with these little indulgences very
materially, and callod so loudly for sell
denial tliat tho appeal could not bo entirely
disregarded. But the self-dcninl was prac
ticed more by Mrs. Hnll much more than
by her husband. She denied herself al
most every thing, even sufficient rest for
her overwearied body, while he, went on,
in most things about the same as he did
when he and his wife paid eight dollars a
week for their boarding, and had just the
sami income they bad at present. Bullet
us look a littlo more closely into his way of
doing things, and see if it is not possible to
diMwver what appeared so great a mystery
to him.
On the day after Mr. Hall had spoken to
his wife so despondingly, he spent for to
bacco and cig.trs eighteen and tliree-qunr-ler
cents; lor a luncheon find a glass of
wino-sang-iiee, twelve and a half cents
mori; uud in toys for the-children, fifty
cen is.
He also "bought a bottle of wipe, for
which he paid seventy-five cents Theso
items amounted to one dollar and fifty-six
and a quarter cents, in a single day. On
the next day, he paid hi.-i barber's bill for
three months, which was three dollars and
a half, and his boot black's bill which was
two dollars. Luncheon, and some cakes
and enndie for the children,- cost .twenty
five cents; and a very pretty pnper-folder
that struck his fancy, the trifle of twenty-!
five cents more. Hero were six dollars for '
the second day, nearly all of which might
have been saved if he had shaved himself .'
and brushod his own boots, to do either of
which would have been far mure honora
ble, geteel and praiseworthy, tlj:in to in
dulge in the luxury of a barber an J a boot
black, and let his wife woik herself half to :
death. On the third day he hiiml a chaise ;
and rode out with his family after hu had
left bank in the afternoon. The chaise '
hire was a dollar and a half, and toll gaits
and refreshments for all, fifty cents more.
Already, in luncheon, cigars, and one or '
two little mailers, a half dollar had been
expended 1 by Mr. Hnll in the fore part of j
the day, so that, on the third day of the!
week, three dollars, were expi'mlod uiinec- j
essarily. During this time, for marketing,
shoes for one or two of the children, and
sundry expenses incident to a large family,
six dollars melted from the hands of Mr.
Ou the evening after the ride, Mr." Hall
look out his pocket-book and counted his
money. To bis utter astonishment,, and
almost dismay, he found that he had only
about twenty-three dollars and a half. He
counted it over and over again, but could
not make it a cent more. Three days be
fore he had forty' dollars.' Where could
sixteen and a half have flown to? He had
never spent it; that to bis mind was per.
fectly clear. ' . '..' ' '
'Have you taken any money out of my
pocket book?' he asked of his wife.
'No, certainly not,' she replied; 'what
should I take money out of your pocket
book for. You gave me ten dollars, and I
have eight and a half of it left.' '
'Well, something's gone with about ten
dollars. I have but twenty-three and. a
half, and I had forty, two or three days
ago. ' Of course, I hav'nt spent sixteen
dollars and over in three days.'
'Certainly not. But where can it bave
gone? Have you counted righ?'
. 'Oh, yes!' and Mr. Hall went over the
money again to see if there was no mis
take. , . i. ..
". 'It is too true. I have but twenty-three
dollars and half.'
. 'Are you sure you havn't spent it for
something?' suggested Mrs. Hall. 'How j
else could it have gone?' . ' I
'Someone must have given me wrong:
change. -1 gave the carriage-driver a five
dollar bill. Let me see. What change
did be give me? It was a note, and I took ,
it for three dollars.. , , . ' '. ,
Mr. Hall ran over tho money in his pocket-book.
5crcEssi3a is'trrp
'Yes, hare's a three dollar bill. He
gave me the right change."
Mr. Hall's mind wag in great perplexity.
His income was small enough compared to
his expenses, and, therefore, to lose eight
or ten dollars, he fell to be no trifling mat
ter. 'Suppose you count up what you have
spent?' suggested Mrs. Hall, 'and see how
much it is, exactly. Perhaps you have
laid out more than you think for.'
'I've not laid out half of sixteen dollars.
But we will count up-'
In the first place the spendings for mar
keting, .shoes and the sundries that went
into the family were recalled with some ef
fort, and the sum of six dollars finally made
That's only six dollars, yon see, re
marked Mr. Hall, leaving a deficiency of
ten dollars and a half.'
'Bui you forgot the carriage hire.'
True, That was two dollars making
eight dollars.'
'And you know you bought milk and
cakes for the children, and paid the toll
keeper.' 'So I did.
paid exactly.
Let me see how much I
Just fifty cents to a frac-
'Then we have eight dollars and fif y
cents accounted for, which leaves eight
dollars deficient. Think, now, what you
spent for yourself, yesterday and the day
'Not eijrht dollars nor eight cents. But
let me see. There is my luncheon every
day, for three days just thirty-seven and
a half cents. True! And there is a bot
tle of wine; I'd forgotten that seventy
five cents. Yes, and now I remember, I
paid half a dollar for the toys I bought the
So much?'
Yes. I had lo buy for all of them, and
even cheap toys, where you liave to get so
many of them, count up. But, we must
include the children, sometimes 1 have
spent, also, for cigars and tobacco, the
trifle of thirty-one ceuts; and for paper
folder a quarter. And in cakes and can
dies for the children I may have spent,
may be, a shilling. Let me Se how much
all these amount to.
The items were soon summed up, and
(lie product was 'wo dollars and nearlv a
half. .
That, you co, reduces it to five dollars
and a half,' said Mrs. Hall.
'So it does,' remarked the husband.-
'How money does-slip through one's lin
gers. 1 would not havo believed it. but
where is the balance? Where are the five
dollars and a half? . Even that is too much
to loose. Let me soe.'
Mr. Hall thought tor a moment, and
then his thumb and finger g; ve a sharp
crack, and he exclaimed
Yesl Thai's it! I paid my barber's and
my boot black's bills, which added togeth
er, make just live dollars and a half. Well,
I declural It is astonishing! Would any
oue have thought it? How money does
gol I wish 1 could never seo a dollar.
Money melts out of my pocket like snow
before the fire. I wish, in my heart, you
would take it and see if you can make it
go any farther than I do.'
Mrs. Hnll did not reply for some mo
ments, and then she said
'I will do so, provided vou let me man
agrt things in my own way for a year; and,
also, piovidcd you will bo content with
live dollars a quarter for your tobacco and
cigars; also providedihat you will shave
yourself, and black your own boots, or let
like do it. for you; and also take your lun
cheon from homo instead of buying it; by
all of which about sixty dollars a year can
be saved."
'Sjx'y dollars! It don't-cost half of that
sum,' Harriet.' '
- 'Count ii up for yourself, Felix. Why
a shilling a day for lunchainouutsto tliirty
sevciv dollars a year.'
'So it does? How littlo things do count
up. Well, wife, if you'll take hold in good
earnest, I'll do just as you . say for one
year, and if you bring down the cost of
livipgas much as a hundred dollars, I will
let yon manage money matters ever after.'
'If I don't bring it down three hundred
dollars! am mistaken,' replied Mrs. Hall,
in a confident tone; for light had suddenly
broken into her mind. The account which
ber husband had given of three days' dis
pension of money under his system, show
ed her where the leak was.
'Here are twenty dollars to begin with,
all tbat I have left from my last quaiter's
salary, after keeping three dollars and
half for my tobacco aud cigars during' the
next three months. ' When it is' gone, I
will borrow as much as you want lo carry
you on until I can draw -more money. ' .
: At the rate Hall was going on, it would
have taken little over a week to have en
tirely emptied his pocket-book; but it was
a month before his wife asked' for a fresh
supply. ' ' - J- ' "
One of Mrs. Hall's first act was to buy
blacking and brushes, and discharge- the'
boot-black. For a week she brushed her
husband's boots', every morning, before
ne aiscoveu mm mo uuui-uiacK uaa oeen
dismissed; then he accidentally caught her
in the act of brightening his leather under
standingsfvery gitfally to his surprise.
After that, be shaved himself and blacked
bis own boots without feeling- himself;in
tho least degraded thereby.
Five dollars a quarter for tobacco and
cigars,. and other rrick-nackeries, Mr. Hall
found to be rather limited income; but, as
be bad agreed to meet his -extra expenses
with this sum, be felt some pride in doing
so. In order to accomplish it however,
.s-trtm ti xMsrf
be had to abate many glasses of wine and
I mineral water, and limit himself to a cer
tain number of eigare daily. -'
! At the end of the first quarter, -Mrs.
' 1 r n 1 1 MHAiMAn. . Itl.iwl ,'Al a K .1 aawamIm
dollars from her husband. 1 Eighty dollars
she had received before, and as this had
been borrowed by her husband, ho kept
that amount from this three months salary
in order to pay it back. '
By extra exertions and a system of al
most pinching economy, Mrs. Hall manag
ed during the second quarter, to pay the
rent, and a few small bills, and got through
without asking her husband for a cent
more; so that when the salary became due
ngnin, she had a much larger sum to start
with. From that time not even a baker's
! bill was permitted to accumulate; anil even
her milk bill was settled once a week.
Mr. Hall sometimes complained a little
at his wife's 'short commons,' as he culled
them, and at being cut off, from all plfas-ure-taking,
but she consoled him by telling
him, good htimorcdly, to wait awhile, that
there was a better lime coming.-
The year for which Mrs. Hall had un
dertaken to manage affairs at last came to
a close, and one evening she said to her
'Here are my accounts for tho year.
They are not very neally kept, but I pre
sume you will find all correct.'
'Accounts! Have you kept accounts?'
asked Mr. Hall.
Oh, yes; to a ponney.'
'Well, how stands the balance?
; 'Something in onr favor, I think. There
isn't a cent owed anywhere, except the
balance o'f your tailor's bill, and you know
I had over a hundred and fifty dollars to
pay when ' I took the management of
'Possible!' said Mr. Hall, opening his
'Yes; and, what is bettor, I have about
fifty dollars on hand.'
It is true.'
'But bow in tho world did you do iL?'
Not by starving you all, you will ad
mit.' "
'No, certainly, we have had plonty of
good, wholesome food to eat; though I
mustown to thinking, sometimes, that you
indulge us in littlo seasonable delicacies
rather sparingly.' ...
'It had to be done, or ele I. couldn't
have got along on the reduced income of
this year reduced by the necessity of
paying-off so many little old bills."
'But how have you done it, Harriot?
You lnvn't given me the afliirmative yet?'
.'By following ibis simple rulrf, Felix,
never to buy anything that was not want
ed, and being very careful when a want
presented itself, In see teielher it was rent
or imaginary. Hereafter, I hope you will
follow the same rule, and if you do, . you
can keep til? family on as little as have
'Thank you, Harriet?' returned Mr.
Hall, smiling; 'but 1 believe won't supcr
perscde your administration of affairs; al
though shall insist upon one thing; audit
is that you get a stout girl of thirteen or
fourteen to help you. You are working
too hard. .
'Wait until next year.'
'No. t must be dono now. We can
afford it. But, if you think we can't, will
give up my tobacco and cigars in order to
help meet the extra expense.'
. 'Oh, no, I won't ask lhat of you,' said
Mis. Hall. ...
'Then you must got the extra help.'
'Very well, ifyou insist so strongly
ngly upon
it, I suppose it must be done.'
And il was done. ' Three or four years
have passed. Mf. Hall is quite as well
dressed as before. And his wife much bet
ter. Several articles ' of new furniture
have been added to' their house. Mrs'.
Hall keeps a cook and girl to help about,
and has . a ; much more cheerful and less
broken-down appearance.. She doesn't
work half as hard as she did. Add to all
this the fact, that thero is not a cent owed
anywher'e, and from ono to two hundred
dollars always lying by, and the reader will
agree with Ilall, who has quite, changed
his mhd on the subject, that a man can get
along on ri tlrausand dollars; that is, if he
has the right kind of a wife', and Is willing
to let- her , mauago things with, prudence
and economy. . ' . .; ,' ', .
"'. A Family Scknb." Ilow'beaiitiful it is
for children to early form the love and
habit of being useful. See how this beau
ty is set forth in tho following Family
Seme by Mrs. Sigonrney. ' '
"I have lost my whole fortune," said a
merchant as he returned one evening to
his home, "we can no longer keep our car
riage, we must' leave this-large houso.
The children can no longer go tn expensive
schools. Yesterday I was a rh man
today there is nothing that I onh call my
'Wtl." ' ' :.:".''' :.''' .
"Dear Husband," said the wife, "we are
still rich in each other and in ocr children.
Money may pass away, but God :has giv
en us a better treasure iu the active hands
and loving hearts." .
. "pear father," said the children, "do
not look so sober. . We( will help you to
get'aliving." - j . . ., .. ..
.What can you" do poor ,things?"..said
he.' 'V- ; ' ': ,
"You sbalj see you shall see!" said
several voices. " "It is a'pity if we bave
been to school for nothing. ' How -can the
father of eight.' children - be poor? - We
shall work and make yon rich aaain." 'i j
Such a wife, and such children, trre'
true riches to any man.
Q"2y.aiaDa&-0E0RGE Washington.',, .
JUNE 28, 1855
, . OF KhV.V 1'OKK. . ..
' ' LETTER XII. : '
..Mr deaA Sia, The letters which I
have had the honour of addressing to you,
I must now bring to a cluse. I bave slat
ed to you, with all frankness and sincerity,
ray reasons for leaving ihe church in which
I was born, baptized, and confirmed; and
which, on the mjit, mature deliberation,
yet prevent me from returning lo it. I can
assure you, on the word of an Irishman,
and which is far more, on the word of a
Christian, thai I have had no end in view
but the exposure of error, and ihe develop
ment of the truth. Thirty year hare al
most run their course siuce I left your
church; and although not utterly unknown
to the men of our age, nor unvdiciied,
these letters form my first appoaranee on
popery. Unless sonw unexpected ripple
is excited on the current of my feelings,
they will, probably, form my last.
Now, dear sir, what think you of thse
reasons? Are they, or are they not. sufii
c:.ent to excuse, to forbid my return to
your church? Had I an ear sufficiently
acute lo hear the decision of your con
science, 1 believe in ray. soul lhat it pro
nounces tfiem sufficient. Yes, I believe,
that were it not for your sad doctriue of In
fallibility, which ttercotypes and perpetu
ates every absurdity, you and multitudes
like you, men of sense and education,
would rise and cast a fire-brand amid the
rubbish which ignorauce and wickedness
have, in the progress of ages, collected
around your church, and send lis smoke
heavenward like the smoke of a furnace.
But, tiii-j I am not igoorant of Iho - slow
progress of truth ag iiust bigotry of the
great diflicuhy of exchanging bad opin
ions and cus.oms, hallowd by usuage, fur
better ones. Nor have I rea l history so
inattentively as hot to learn from it the
great difliculfy of converting high eccle
sias:ics to tbs knowledge of the truth.
The mitre has ahkd.led many a head from
the weapons of sense and log'c; and under
the surplice many a conscience has gone
to rest lhat, without -it, would have "con
tended to tho death for the faith once de
livered to the saints. . I must not forget
that it was the high priest who occupied
Mo-es' seat that put our Lord to deuth;
nor can I forget that those chiming to be
tho successors of Peter, and the .vicege
rents of Christ, have been the greatest
pcrsecu'.urs of the saints. They have shed
Christian blood enough for pope and car
dinals to swim in. Would to Go l tbat you
could see things a? I seo. them; your influ
ence would be strong in freeing our lellow
countrymen from that londag of the soul
which most degrades them. But despair
iug of this.I turn from you to the victim of
your system. Roman Catholics, and espe
cially Irish Catholics, lo you I now turn.
From yOur bishop, whom, with you, I re
spect as a nvin, I ough I oppose his relig
ious principles, I appeal to you. With you
is the power to bring to a perpetual end
that system of ghostly tyranny the most
oppressive that man has ever felt. Sub
jects and sceptres depart together; the
farce of the Mass will soon end when there
are none to witness it; and popes, bish
ops, and priests will soon seek an honest
calling when there aro none to be edified
by their jugglery, when "the alms and
,the suQVagos of the , faithful" cease to
Will you give an honest perusal to these
lotters;and candidly weigh the reasons and
the arguments which they contain? That
I was born iu Ireland, is my nrido. My
sympathies are all with Ireland in its civil,
social, aud moral degradation. 1 he blood
of my kindred, shed to aefend it against
English oppression, mingles wiih iu soil.
Your present feelings as, to your church,
I have had, and in all their force. I can en
tirely appreciate them. I hove cordially hat
ed Protestantism h Protestants; and I have
seen the time when I regarded the man as
my personal . enemy who wuiild ulter a
word against my religion. But those wore
tho days of my youth aud of ignorance.
When I became a man, I put away child
ish things. And my reasons for so doing
are spread out before you in these letters;
and all 1 ask of you is, kindly and Candidly
to consider -them, and then' to act accordingly-
If tn';y ra not sufficiently cogent
to cause you as thoy have caftsed me, to
leave the Church of Rome, then you will
have my entire consent to be opresscd,
flleeced and ridden by your priests as long
as you live. ' -
- Yet permit mo to entreat yon to give to
the subject of these letters the attention
which it demands. I know that many of
you aro sincere; but this is no test of truth.
I know many of you to be devout; but so
are Mahometans and pagans. I know that j
many of you are prepared to make any
sacrifice which religion demands. But we
may give all our goods to feed the poor, and j
our bodies to "be burned, and yet be Strang
ere to the only true religion. My heart is
doeply affected in view of your state. A
noble popK you - are shut out from the
joys to which God invites you. 'You are
hoo.l winked and mnnacled by a system of
tho grossest fraud and delusion; yon are
denied the common birthright of a citizen
of the world seeing with yonr own eyes
and hearing with -your own ears. You
are robbed of the only" volume that can
guide' yftu and are forbidden to enter the
way of life, save through the gate which
is guarded by yoar priests. O! suffer the
entreaties of one who'siiffered as you now
do under the galling chains of papal tyr
anny, Break the fetters which priests
.JJjOniXJLl.'i 1 ! HS2gg
have forged, and fn which they bave bound
you. You are now in land where yon
may laugh at the excommunications and
anathemas of popes, prelates and priests.
God has given you his word; let no man
filch it from you. God has given you a
mind, to think for yourselves; let no man
nsnrp the power of thinking for you. God
invites too to himself, to receive at bis own
band pardon and forgivneas. 0 1 submit
not to go and pay fjr tbese, and on your
knees, to a priest. Go to the Bible for
your religion. Receive nothing as reli
gious truth, which is not there taught; and
your mental, social, and moral rege dera
tion is commenced.
Bat you meet this appeal with the ob
jection; that I am a deserter from your
church; and that lam not, therefore, to
be heard. If your priests take any notice
at all of these letters, I know well the
changes they will ring upon this idea. But
was not Peter a deserter from the Jewish
church; and must he not be heard on that
.account? Must a man who renounces er
ror never be heard by those who continue
in it? And what think you of the prose
cution by your church of those who re
nounce its authority? To say the least of
it, it is in bad company. The Jews put
Christ to death for deserting the faith of
Moses. The Mahometans put to death
any man of their number who rejects the
Koran for Christ. The Hindoos expel
from their society all who reject thei re
ligion for ours. And popery has shed, in
rivers, Ihe blood of those who eould not
but reject its follies and absurdities. In
this happy land, the bull of a pope is as
harmless as a lamb-and the thunders of the
Vatican have no lightning that injures.
Priests may prejudice you against these
letters, but tljy are the interested party,
their craft is in danger. And all 1 ask of
you is, to give my reasons the candid con
sideration which you owe to yourselfand
which their importance requires.
But you may ask, What! do you wish
me to give up my religion? Is not mine
the oldest religion? Here, I well know, is
the invincble argument with many of you;
but has it any weight? Are the oldest
things always the best? If so, then the
Jews were right in resisting Christianity;
aud the pagans are right in clinging to
their false systems and you do wrong in
ever exchanging an old garment or an old
house for a new one. But is popery the
oldest religion? 0, no; Christianity is
older. Popery and Mahomeiahisia arose
at the same time, and centuries after the
establishment of Christianity. They are
alike corruptions of the religion of Je
sus, though the phrophet has apostatized
farther than the pope They both appea! to
the senses, and are both idolatrous. If
the pope has his holy water, the prophet
has his holy well. If ihe one has Lis holy
bones, and coats, and relics, the other has
bis holy pieces of tapastry from the temple
of Mecca. They have alike their pilgrimages--'.heir
senseless repetition of prayers
thoir Lents their penances, and their
external symbols which alike, adorn the
church and the mosqua. And if the pa
pist can object to Christianity, saying, is
not mine ihe oldest religion? then can the
Mahometan do the same.
But yours is not the oldest religion. I
could here give you the time, did the lim
its of a letter ptitmit.wheu the distinguish
ing doctrines of your church were intro
duced. The celibacy of the clergy came
nto tho church in the Fourth Century;
purgatory appeared in the Seventh, and
was affirmed in the Twelfth; auricular con
fessions, and the worship of the Host, in
the Thirteenth; and so on to the end of the
chapter. And instead of wishing- you to
give up the oldest religion, we wish you only
to give up popery for Christianity ;-to give
up the now, and to returu to the old. All
that I have done myself, and all that I de
sire you to do is, to lay aside every thing
that pope, bishops.and priests have added to
the religion of Jesus, and to embrace that
religion just as it is taught in the Bible.
. Convinced that you have been deceived
by those to whom yon have been looking
for guidance lhat - priests have sought
your money more than your salvation
tbat instead of bread they bave given you
stones, and for egg, -serpents that they
bave sought to brutalize, instead of en
lightening yon to enslave instead of ele
vating you"to the liberty with which Christ
makes his people free; do any of yon in
quire as to the course best for you to pur
sue? If you will take the advice of one
that has gone before you in the way, ii is
cheerfully' given. Think not of giving
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op all religion because of the deceptions of
popery. - this was one or my mistakes.
Take tho Bible for your guide;--that will
not deceive you. It teaches you tbat you
are a sinner: this you should believe and
feel. It teaches you that' Christ died for
sinners; and that his blood cleanses from
all sin; and that to escapa the -wrath and
curse of God due to you for .sin, the great
and the onry prerequisites are repentinco
toward God, and faith in the Lord Jesus
Christ. Give up your missal for the Bi- I
Die oontess yonr sins not to your priests
hut to God look for p ir Ion and meetnees
tor neaven, noi to pnesny BooiHiiinis, uu : jies6 joaYes inT .. . . . , ,
eatinc wafers, and. extreme unctions, bnt I 1 y '
to the righteousness of Jesus Christ,' re- ' Tas New York Tribune stales; wP
ooived by faith; and in spite of popos, prel- j iesof that paper, cf the I6th and. r7tn or
ates, and priesta, life, eternal life isyours.' I 'April, which went to Pans, were confis
WUhing and praying for yon all, that ' eated. It appears ther were in thenr
deliverauce from popish thraldom in which j four articles of an alarming nature. Om
t .n,i .knr Vts t f ,,(, f flwm related1 to iouis Napoleon a .visit
blessedness which is my stay and comfort
in-thiavaleofteart,'-"-' vV"-
I am, with groat respe'etyours; .
Alihooga then lasjwrt weep a'er joys Oat an 14,
When brtgki hopes are blighted, ant cherUbed frieali
To the arms of Oiy Barlow, poor weeping ones law,
O ! prere his eompstrion . ha caret for thee. - -
Thoagh small be thy slots when pal want Is alga,
Tls written, thy Ood shall all thy apply:
Like the birds that he feedeta, from fear ever frsetf
Be tarefol for aolhloej be car.tb far ibeej
fhy heart may be heary, with sorrow oppressed
And thy spirit be pining, and pasting far rest
As thy day of endurance thy strength It stall be
Thtae aid la alacrity he carets for Um.
Thdogh keen be the eon a let, and bitter the strife, "
Then art called forth to wage la the battle of Ufef -Tboagk
mighty thy foe, yet greater Is he, "
Thy shield and thy fortress h eareth for fhee. ;
And .when erery temp aad-eonllet bah ceased.
Aim! thy spirit from trial and toU Is released, -By
the bright light of beaten then-, then thus wOt east
Hoe thyloi-uled iriom. eUll eareth lei Hue. ,
Truth Fitl Spoken.
Meredith P. Gentry, the American can-
didate for Governor in Tennesseeis stump
ing ihe Slate. He has been on the bunt
of the Mount Pisgnh candidate, Mr.' John
son. He met him at Sbelbyville soma
lime ago, and pitched into him in brilliant
style, as follorts:
"Now, said Col. Gentry, I. wis'i to be)
understood once for all, that 1 do not in
terfere wiib a itfaVs right of conscience td
worship God as be pleases; nor do I desire
t union of Church and State. All that I
ask, and all that I believe sound statesman
ship to require, is that they should not be
entrusted in piloting the ship Of State
through the rough seas, when we have
mariners, bornou the ocean, who can stand
at the helm. Let them come over to our'
free land let them enjoy, after they shall
have served their appreniicsbip, the adJ
vantages of . our institutions Let them be
fully protected in their enjoyment; bat do
not pls'-e them where tbey can dictate to
us the laws by which we shall be govern
ed. Wty, sir, take this case more Inter
yoar own household; you invite a stranger
to share your hospitality, you give bim
protection, yon furnish bim wiib food and
raiment, and take care of him. After m
while, growing fat on your good thing,
he assumes 10 rule the household in your
absence, and when yon come back you
find your orders disobeyed and your plans
broken upl what would you say to himf
But my competitor says, that the Amen'
ican party is warring against one branch
of Christ's Church; they refuse to rota
for at y member of the Catholic Church
for office. And he argues that the devils in
hell with all their legions are warring,
and have ever since they were cast out ot
heaven by the Almighty, against thel
rhurch of Christ On earth that the fenow
Nothings, he says are warring against tbe
Catholic church, one branch of Christ's
church, and therefore, the Know Nothings
aro in league with the devils in hell, In at
tempting to tear down the Christian relig'
ion, and building ou its ruins atheism andt
infidelity. . -
Now, let us see if there is" any force irt
such an argument. Let as dissect rt. Let
us see what it will prove. My competitor
knows that the Catholic Church claims
to be the only true church on earth, and
tbat the Protestant churches are only Scis
matics aud heretics, going to the devil as
fast as they can and the Catholic Church
seeks to exterminate them everywhere.
Why, they burnt them at Smithfield; they.
exterminated by scores in the tortures of
the Infernal Inquisition; they now refuse
Protestants burial in the countries under
their sway in Italy and Spain; tbey re
fuse tbem the right to worship in their
own country they interdict their ver
sions of the scriptures of divine truth'
they are evidently leagued together for thsf
purpose of destroying the Protestant
churches of Christ on earth and my com
petitor is their advocate. Does it not folJ
low, therefore, according to his own argu
ment, that my competitor, together with
the Romish church and (he devils in belt
are leagued together to destroy Christ's
church on earth? How can my competit
or escape this conclusion, if his argument
i sound? Now, we know that toy com
petitor is too firmly convinced of the truths'
of Christianity, and the moral blessings
attending its spread, to be leagued with
such uaboly alliesin endeavoring to destroy
ProtettantUm. Yet snch is. the inevita-'
ble result of lib argoflaeriL
Whistling) at . Falseii(jpd.A clergy
mafi in Scotland desired bis hearers never'
to call one another liars, but when any one'
said wfiat was not true they ought tot.
whistle. On Sunday he preathad m ser
mon on the parable of the loaves and fiishet
R.. In nat n loss to PXDlaio. he said that the
loaves were not like those of novf a-days,-they
were as big as the hilfa of Scotland,
lie had scarcely pronounced the words
when he heard a loud whistle.
"What's that?" said he, "who calls me
a liar?" . . : . : -
"It's WalTy McDonald, the baker."
"Well, What objection have ye to what
told ye?" . - ' ,. ",.
None, master John, only . wanted ut
inow'what kind of ovens they used tbbake'
to London, the second to. the prospect or
peace, the third to the s?igef8eyastopol,
and the fourth to the delins oT discipline) w
the French army.

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