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JEFEERS ONIAN REPUBLICAN.
afiansnr MISCELLANEOUS. SPORTS ON NEW-YEAR'S DAY BV J. K. PAULDING. " Cold and raw the north winds blow, Bleak m the morning e?rly ; All the hills are corered with snow, And winter's now conic fairly." Winter, with silver locks and sparkling cicles, now gradually approached, under cover or his northwest winds, his pelting storms cold, frosty mornings, and bitter, freezing nights And here we will take occasion to express our obligations to the popular author of the Pion eers, for the pleasure we have derived from ins Happy delineations of the progress ol our seasons, and the successive changes w)iich mark their course. All that remember their youthful days in the country, and look back 'with tender, melancholy enjoyment upon their slippery gambols on the ice, their Christmas pies, and nut-crackings by the cheerful fire side, will read his pages with a gratified spi rit, and thank him heartily for having refresh c d their memory with the half-effaced recollec tions of scenes and manners, labors and de lights, which, in the progress of Time, and the changes which everywhere mark his course -11 - i i- i win, in some iuturo age, pernaps, live only in the touches of his pen, If, in the course of our history, we should chance to dwell upon scenes somewhat similar to those he describes, or to mark the varying tints of our seasons with sameness of colouring, let us not be stig matized with borrowing from him, since it is next to impossible to be true to. nature, with out seeming to have the sketches in our "eye. The holydays, those wintryblessings, which cheer the heart of youngjaiid old, and ghe to the gloomy depths of winter the life and spirit of laughing, jolly spring were now near at hand. The chopping knife gave token of good ly minced pics, and the bustle of the kitchen afforded shrewd indications of what was coming-by- and'by. The celebration of the New - l ear, it is well Imown, came originally from the northern nations of Europe, who still keep up many of the practices, amusements, and enjoyments, known to their anccsters. The Heer Piper valued himself upon being a gen uine northern man, and, consequently, held the winter holidays in especial favor and affec tion. In addition to this hereditary attachment to "ancient customs, it was shrewdly suspected, .1 4 " I ll " .-1 J 1 It iuai ins .uui m ceieuraung uiese roou old sports was not a little qnickened, in conse quence of William -Penn, having hinted, in the course of theirjeontroversy, that the prac tice of keeping holidays savoured not only of Popery, hut paganism. Before the Heer consented to sanction the projects of Dominie Kanttwell for abolishing sports and ballads, he stipulated for full liberty on the part of .himself and his people of El singburgh, to eat, drink, sing and frolic as much as they liked, during the winter holidays. I i fact, the Dominie made no particular oppo--jSiuon to this suspension of his blue-laws, be- fcwtlataatncted to good eating and drink- that is to his in ing whenever the occasion justified sny, whenever such accidents caine w ay. It had long been the custom with Governor PJperio usher in the new year with a grand supper, to whicb the Dominie, the members of the council, and certain of thetmost respectable burghers; were always buhlen. This year he determined to see the old year out, and the new one in, as the phrase -was, having just heard of a great victory gained by the Bulwark of the Protestant Religion, the immortal Gustavus A dolpbus; which, though it happened nearly -four years before had only now jeac.hcd the vn.e of Elsinburgh. Accordingly the Snow Bull limbic was set to work in the cooking of a iriortal sujfir, which, agreeable to the taste of Wx'st Indian epicures, she seasoned with suchjiormous quaiivs 0p r pepper, that whoifpM- te was obliged v drink ib- keep his mauttffrom getting on Hre, W-Uf,t0 a chim n y. Exactly at ten o clock, the guest sat down to the table, where they ate -and dranY to the siK ccss of4he Protestant 'cause, the gbry of the great Gustavus, the downfall of Pojry and the' Quakers with equal zeal and patriot ism. The insta'ntthe clock struck twelve, a" round was fired from the fort, and a vast and bottomless bowl, supposed to be the identical one in which the famous wise one of Gotham went to sea, was broughtin, filled to the utmost brim with smoking punch. The memory of the departed yoar, and the hopes of the future, were then dronkCja a sperial bumper, after whic'h the Jadidsjjire3, and noise and fun be came the order ofKhe night. The Ileer told, his great storvojjhaving surprised and ta"ken a whole pIcKeuard under the great Gustavus ; and eachof the guests contributed his tale, taking spec: J care, however, not to outdo their host in the nmrvellous a thing which always ..... .v.. r - . .... :.f -.. ' J I'm in'- nuiiTiKiruiuui uittnor, juusollor Langfa; auom puotic improvements leltlgung. or rather roared.fa hundred verses of a song in praise of Rhenish wine ; and Oth tmtrr Pfegel, smoked and tippled, till he ac pupHy came ton determination of bringing mat ters Jo. a crisis with the fair Christina the very xt dy. Sucn are the wonder working now- is oi not punch ' As lor the Dominie, he departed about ihe dawn of day, in such a f light, that, if it had not been impossible, we should have suspected him of being, as it were, a little overtaken with the said punch. To one prtwc4persons, jvho;chanced to'see him, hcaqtually appeared jorslagger a little ;. but sucliTLswas the stout faith tof the. good -Dominie's parishioners, that either of tjiese wor thy feJlow would believe his owu eyes suffi ciently to state these particulars. . . . A couple of. hours' sleep sufficed lo disperse the vapours of punch, .and ipepper-potfor lilads in those days were .much harder tfian r.cw, and the Heer, aV vdll ashis 'rbfsLering 'companions, rose betimes to give and receive the compliments andt good wishes of the sea son. The sun shone with the lustre, though hot with i the warmth, of summer, and' his bright beams were reflected, with indescribable splen: dbur, from the glassy, smooth expanse of ice, that spread across, and up and down the broad river, far as the eye could see. The smoke of the village chimnies rose straight into the air, looking like so many inverted pyramids, spreed' ing gradually broader and broader untiifhey melted away and mixed lmperceptiblygwith e then Scarce was the sun above thlrhorizon when the village was alive with rosy boys and girls, dressed in their new suitsjlw going forth with such warm anticipationsfmhappines, as time anu experience linpercepuoiy irmcr away into languid hopes, or strengthening appre hensions. 'Happy New-Year!' came from e- very mouth and every Heart. Spiced bever- ages aim iiisiy cattcs were given away wiin liberal -open hand ; every body was welcomed to every house ; all seemed to forget their lit tle heartburnings and" disputes of yore : all seemed happy, and all' Avcre so ; and the Dom inic, who always wore his coat with four great pockets on new-year day, came home and emp tied them seven times of loads of new-year ookies. When the gay groups had finished their rounds in the village, the ice in front was seen all alive with the small fry of EIsinrbursh. gamboling and skating, sliding and tumbling, helter-skelter, and making the frost-bit ears of winter glad with the sounds of mirth and rev elry. In one place was a group playing at nirley, with crooked slicks, with which they . t".i. in t sometimes nit tne oan, ana sometimes each o- thers shins : in another, a knot of sliders, fol- owmg in a row, so that, if the foremost fell, the rest were sure to tumble over him. A ittle further might be seen a few, that had the good fortune to possess a pair of skates, lux uriatmg in that most raceful of all exercises, and emulated by some half dozen little urch ins with smooth bones fastened to their feet, in imitation ol the other, skating away with a gravity and perseverance worthy of belter implements. All was rout, laughter, revelry and happiness ; anil that day the icy mirror of the noble Delaware reflected as light hearts as ever beat together in the new world. At twelve o'clock, the jolly Heer, according to his immennnorial custompvent from the edge of the river, distributing apples, and other dain ties, together with handsful of wampum, which rolling away on the ice in different directions, occasioned innumerable contests and souab- ibles among the fry, whose disputes, tumbles, and occasional bufletings for the prizes were inimitably ludicrous upon the slippery element. Among the most obstreperous and mischievous of the crowd was the likely fellow Cupid, who made more noise, and tripped up more heels that day, than half a dozen of his cotempora ries. His voice could be heard above all the rest, oopooinlly aftor tho- arrival -of llic Hctjtj- before whom he seemed to think it his duty to ingorr talked wmderfully ojnents , -Counsellor Tar-j exert himself, while his unrestrained, extrava gant laugh, exhibited that singular hilarity of spirit, which distinguishes the deportment of llic African slave from the invariable gravity of the free red men of the western world. All day, and until after the sun had set, and the shadows of night succeeded, the sports of the ice continued, and the merry sounds rung far and near, occasionally interrupted by those loud noises, which sometime shoot across the 'ice like a rusnmg eartnquake, anu arc occa sioned by its cracking as the water rises or falls. THE HUSBANDMAN. ' I am the true laborer. I earn that I eat, get what I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness ; glad of other men's good, content with my farm, and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and lambs suck. Siakspcure. We have come to the conclusion that Nature's truest nobleman is the man who earns his bread by the sweat of his face upon his bought and paid for plantation. Ah independent farmer may stand upon his own house-top and say to himself as Selkirk- did : " I'm monarch of all I survey, My nqlit there is none to dispute : Prom the centre all round to the ea, I a.n lord of the fowl and the brute.' H is truly a monarch, with a landlord title more ixjeure than that of feudal lord or baron, more eas'Jy preserved and protected, not by deeds of va!0r, and through the shedding of blood,but by the lawful labor of the hands. His house is his castle, his acres his dominions. His gardens are 4s parks, his grass plats his lawns, and his forest his groves. His cattle, sheep and poultry areis subjects, and he be comes at pleasure the crccutioncr and the mul tiplyer of such subjects. . Tell us if the king upon his throne has more power worth possess ing. His happiness we knoy is less, as he increases toils, cares, and soriows in propor tion as the cultivator of the soil diminishes his. " . In the spring he sows, in the aunmm ho reaps. Providence has assured him thatSpring lime and harvest shall not fail, and he has the assurance of the Giver of every go'od tmd perfect gift, that as he Sows so shall he reap His grounds are watered in theseasqn of draught with rains and dews of heaven, and in the damp season the sun' shines to cheer, invigo rate, and give promise to his labors. The se verer tasks of the summer are succeeded by the lighter labors of the winter. As we have i said in the words of Will Shaksneare. 'he' ing bricks and mortar for elbow room of a spa cious farm house the dust of a town for a vil lage the three story brick house for the gran ary or the hay-cock for the purest .air 'of heaven, the atmosnhere of a thousand un- Avholesome smoky houses, and teu thousand unwholesome breaths! How could a farmer make such a, choice as this ? We would pause lor a reply, did we nat know that the only an swer which could be devised after a long stu dy, would be the unsatisfactory one that some thing better, was anticipated only, for it would be a miracle; almost, for a man to find him self happier or in better circumstances after a change of residence from a country to a city. No, no. The true, elysium, the real paradise on earth, is the country, the green, fertile, beauti ful country. The city for the task-master and his hard-working servant ; but the country for the man who wishes for health and leisure, contentment and a long life. The ancient Romans venerated the plough, end at the earliest, purest time of tho Repub lic, the greatest Upraise which could be given to an illustrious character was a judicious and industrious husbandman. Vrnm V V Klin. TflE EXERCISE OFTIIE NATURAL ABIL ITIES AND POWER OP THE MIND. There are very few individuals comparative ly speaking, whoever obtain a knowledge of their own capabilities. The desire of whiling away the passing moments with the least ex ertion possible, and the greatest case imagin able, is seemingly so incoherent in human na ture, that ninety nine out)f a hundred indi viduals go out of the world tor the most part ignorant of the full range of their faculties. As far as animal enjoyment goes, man is essenti ally epicurean in his dispositions ; to seize the enjoyment of the passing, is the guiding max im ol his life ; and only by the crisis that he is startled and awakened to the knowledge and use of the abilities with which nature has endowed him. To hear people talk one would be led to conclude that the almigh ty is excessively partial in the distribution of mental gifts ; while instances are every day eccurring around us, which pro-e that the im agined descrepency rests almost entirely with ourselves. How often have we smiled at such and such an one being pointed out to us as a remarkably clever man ; while we were aware that had not circumstances favored him, he would never have been in the slightest degree distinguished-above his fellow men. It is a melancnoly truth that the motives which stimulate most men to exertion, and lead them to a discovery of their own talents, are either such as arc condemned by tho princi ples of correct morals, or originate in circum stances which they most unwillingly submit to. Vanity, ambition, avarice, or necessity all these are powerful agents in the good work : but how few proceed upon the only truly com- principle tiro -invramlvrit-uii them to make the fullest and best use of the with which they arc gifted ! How they who voluntarily apply them- 7F it is, generally speaking, occurrence of some compulsive eats, and gels that he wears truly, and with an honest pride, earns that he He may say " l eat rny owii lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece, and I wear it," What could a man-want more, and how can ia -.tanner: canable.on eniOvinp"life..nosSfi55Sfi(l nf '. 1 ..." -.-' r .v nis larm-nouse, his larmpind his necessaryim: plements ef husbandry;; everv sigh 'for'a resil dence within the Clotures ofra ciiy---clibos- powers few are selves to the disciplining and improving of their own minds, as if they imagined that the pro cess was one merely of trouble and inconve nience, without any immediate equivalent be nefit or pleasurable enjoyment to de derived from it ! We know many men whose neces sary daily occupations require little or no men tal exertion, and do not engage more of their time than from nine o'clock in the morning till four in the afternoon ; that is to say. hours of twenty-four ; the other seventeen are consumed in eating, drinking, sleeping, and other desultory amusements. Yet these indi viduals regard themselves, and are indeed re garded by the world, as respectably fulfilling all the purposes of life. They, are moral in - v their behaviour, punctual andr-attenlivc to busi ness, and maintain themselves In independence some of them in affluence. But we regret to think there are some of them, who, if they they would but dedicate one fifteenth part of leisure time to study and self-improvement, arecfualified by natureto become the brightest ornaments oi society, anu attain uisiiitcuuu m any department of science, to which they might direct their attention ; but who will go down to the grave quite undistinguished, and ignorant in themselves of the fine gifts which they have suffered to remain uncultivated and unemployed. It is not so much of the and thoushtlesS that we are speaking, as of the great mass of individuals, who without the necessity of laboring hard for their daily bread dissipate their leisure tune in the most frivo lous, and too often the most pernicious amuse ments. It is upon these we would wish lo impress not only the usefulness, but the posi tive amount of pure, rational, and saiislactory enjoyment they deny themselves, by suffering their faculties to lie dormant. I hey neither fuifil the intentions of their Creator, nor do jus tice to themselves or their fellow creatures ; and it is to be feared in this and in other res pects, the sins of omission, so seldom and so lightly thought of by mankind, would upon strict investigation, be found even to outweigh those of palpable and actual transgression. What elevates and adorns a Suite ? An in telligent and worthy people. What is the highest praise and greatest ad vantage of a neighborhood ? A well informed industrious, anu well behaved people. What makes property desirable and valuable in a district ? The skill, diligence, know ledge and nonus- of the people. What makes men happy and useful ? The cultivation of ttp mind, expandjjjand improv ing ii. ; ah jhis youth. depends upon ;fhe education of A party at'Lynn, Mass. on thanksgiving day amused'themselvcs with the classic recreation of catching a greased pig. Nay, hearme out,' dear, nephew.- I am not blaming youbut I would have you remember, that though-dear Lady Mailory maybe, a year or two older than yourselF, and tltbtigh you" have been accustomed for years to treat her almost as an elder sister, yet she is still most beauti ful, young, and.deeply interesting ; and what is still more to tho purpose, Ralph, she is ev idently of an affectionate, warm, and sensible heart. Now, Ralph, in the good world in which we live, I am sorry to saythat men who consider themselves persons of high honor, seem to place their dealings with women be- yond that code of laws by which they regulate their dealings with other men. The man who would think himself disgraced, and would be so in his own eyes forever, if ho were to tell a lie, to break a promise or a "Vow to cheat or deceive in the most trifling particular to mis lead, by any false showing whatsoever, anoth er man scruples not but too often, to mislead, deceive, to break his promise, to violate his oath to a woman, to cheat her out of that which is her noblest possession peace of mind and tranquility of heart lo infie-with her afiec tions, to insult, to dishonor to betray. " Even after he has done so, he is received in society, courted, flattered, liked, and the acts which should stamp him with eternal infamy, are re garded almost ni tne same class with some gallant feats performed in the chase some act of skilful policy, or manly daring. There are some, however, who differ from the creed, and who abhor such conduct. 1 own myself one. Ralph. I look upon it that the man who be haves ill to a woman, and vet would not do so to a man, onljr shows himself to be at heart a coward ; for the only cause which enables, permits, or justifies any such act is, that wo man cannot protect or avenge herself. She is trusted, Ralph, by God, and by her weakness to man s honor ; and if wo prize our honor if we hold it really dear as a true and veritable principle for the guidance of our conduct and not merely as a lantastic and relative notion to be formed upon the opinion of others, we should be far more scrupulous, delicate, thought ful, in all our acts and feelings towards Avoman than towards man. We'" know that every gen tleman has his sword by his side to redress himself if we do him wrong ; but we know that a woman has no redress but silence, sor row and endurance. JUo not look grieved, Ralph, for heaven forbid that I should insinu ate such a charge against you, that you could knowingly behave ill, or would ever break a vow, or willingly fail in any promise to a wo man ! I know you, too well, Ralph, your mo ther was my sister, it is impossible. But con sider sufficiently that the structure of a wo man's heart and feelings is as fine, as delicate, as easily affected and injured as her corporeal frame. We may unintentianally raise thoushts and expectations which may be disappointed, for the gratification of a few hours in pleasant aucleiy 7 we may-ieacn a Avomarf lo believe that we seek to make that society our own forever. From that belief may grow up feel ings deeper, stronger, more enduring ; and then, when disappointment comes, sorrow takes possession of the heart where joy once dwelt ; shame at having aided to deceive it self, gives an additional pang to the agony of being deceived, an age of regret,, and mortifi cation, and cold chagrin, very often succeeds from such causes alone, to a youth of joy and thoughtless happiness. graphically, some thousands of little pieces, of metal.' iexiMjomes a nan a dozen shrm .1 with advertisements oaf You'-are too late fnr f lio novf . , ' i whydid you nut hrir,., ITT " -we toruot- to. mtr ilium iuiuiy;. ,-io iwiiiui- iu, our ITfn7ir wrote mem in me morning, out they shpt om. memories.' Wo must again go to work un lock our paper and. new arrange Our busm: v.- advertising patronage. the bucket Ti or loose our 'i I tit t rrro tn f IitrLTr full .i to be "sure they only lake three" or four hoars from our necessary rest and sfeep Vcn all classes in the spirit of of kindrvcsfand acco modation more in the habit of locrking into and understand, the cause.sof each other's "private griefs" ihey might afford much-mutual aineliora- Tub Rosk. I sawjga rose perfect in beauty, it rested upon its stalk, and its perfume filled the air. Many stopped, to gaze upon it, and taste its fragrance, tfnd its.owner hung over it with delight. I passed it again, and behofel it was gone its stem - was leafless its root had withered the enclosure which surrounde'd was broken. Tho spoiler had been- 'there he saw that many admired it, and knew it w'a dear to him who planted it, and besides it he secretly from the hand that cherished it b had ho other true love. Yet he snatched it secretly from the hand that cherished it, he worcjif. on his bosom till it hung its head ;ml faded, and when he saw that its glory was de parted, he flung it rudely away. But it lll a. thorn in his bosom, and vainly did he seek to extract it, for now it pierces the spoiler even in his hour of mirth. And when I saw that no man who had loved the beauty of the rost gathered again its scattered leaves or bouii4i up the stalk which the hand of violence Bad broken. 1 looked earnestly at the spot where it grew, and my soul received instruction-1- nd I said Let her who is full of bearutr. and admiration, sitting like a queen ofr flc'wer in majesty among the laughters women, let her watch lest vanity . enter her heafct beguil ing her to rest -.proudly upon slippery places and be not high-minded, but fear.-Mrs. Sig ourney. Captain Trevett commanded the only artill ery company in the engagement at Bunker Hill, and after he was seventy years of'agc, possess ing great bodily vigor, he would dance about, with a fine high' color like a young man. "Talk (he would say) of the battle of Bunker's Hill ; it was no such a thing,, the battle was fought on Breed's Hill. I was there, commanding the only artillery company on the ground ; we had a warm day. On the" morning, ,as 1 was leaving my home my mother called me to her 'Sam, said she, ' you are to-day going to fight the battles of your country : conduct yourself as be comes a man fighting for his freedom; remem ber every bullet that will be fired will have its commission from Heavenj and fearnothing, for your fate is in the hand of God ! ; Aswent to tne scene of action, which was entirely new tome I discovered a large-tree, right before me and for a while I kept it- solMy moiherljiec ture, however, flashed upon my mind, and'from that moment I thought no more oftha-trecnor of danger during the whole day. -v are best TflE PRINTER. The 1 private griefs' of each one, known to himself. This is unquestionably that each one thmlcs his own the heaviest ; and the cause of so little sympathy among mankind. Every department of life has its cares and per plexities : and no doubt exists that they are not pretty lairiy apportioned among them The merchant thwarted by wind or wave perplexed by the fluctuations of the market, and ruined by misplaced credit and failures. thinks no place so trying as his own The physician is liable to be called and dis turbed at all times and seasons ; his repose is broken, and his health is exposed ; he has to ward off from his patients, the shafts of a prac tised and " insatiate archer;" and if he be not always successful the doom of all flesh is forgotten, and his failure ascribed to his want of skill. The preacher is gricrved and disheartened in vain efforts to make impressions on tho fro zen and stubborn soil of the human heart as he terms it. The Lawyer is reouired to make white ap pear black, or ho is no lawyer at all. J&tti The schoolmaster becomes iaded. ands55r'i plexcd to tho bono with spoiled children, and with sawing wood with a mallet, and sighs in his soul for some other troubles. The printer what has ho to do but to print and pocket money? Dear reader, you know but little of his case, or of the woesjhat press him down. His griefs have often been groaned forth:, but there are thousands that are 'unwrit ten," and imprinted. We will not attempt to enuinerato them they are, more numerous than the typos in his case. There are some however, which if known and understood by the community, might lead to mitigation. We will cite an examplo for illustration. A well minded neighbor comes into our office just as the paper is going to press: ' Dear sir' says ho at tho same time putting his arm familiarly on a column of set up matter and destroying the labor of half a day 'Dear sir, will you have the goodness to just clap into your paper this obituary notice of my late friend, it is rather late I know I had it prepared I meant lo have had it brought be fore, it will not make more than half a column" What shall wo do ? What can we do? Why wo must, deny him and therefore affront him Just clan it in!" Ho little knows thelabor of ar ranging geometrically, grammatically, syntacti cally, orthographically, sentimontally, and typo- " While childrenare young they-iay-nefhaps lean to the parent who spoils t h e i lfhy wcps -sive indulgence, but we have never yetee.n an instance of young persons, where the paremjfdjf fered, who did not afterwards discover aniniqh stronger affection for the one who had: reason ably restrained them, than for the other, whose blind Jndulgence had at once diminishediher im- rnrtfinc.n nntl thmr own revfirflnoft- Idl-esfess.: Time is precious, life shorthand consequently not a single moment sholdlbeylo:. Sensible men know how to make the rnoftrr time, and-put out their whole sum either tp .f terest or pleasure : they are never idle, bo continually employed either in amusement: or, study. Itjs a universal maxim, that idlen-s, is the mother of vice. It is, however, cert tin", a that laziness is the inheritance of fools, a: id nothing can be so despicable as a sluggard. Cato, the censor, a wise and virtuous Rom:th, used to say, there were but three actions of his life that he regretted : The first was, tin having revealed a secret to his wife ; the sec ond, that he had once gone by sea when w might have gone by land : and the third, the having passed one day without doing any thing. Rather odd 7nistahes. The story of Freder ick the Groat's recruit is well known. It wa tho custom of this monarch to ask a new sol- dier appearing m ins guards three ouosiions. ' ilow old are you i How long m my service ? Are you satisfu pay and treatment !' In anticipation oC this u sual catechism, a young Frenchman totally ig norant of the German language was" taiiuht by rote proper answors. Tho monarch appeared, but happened to transpose the questions. , , ' How long have you boen in my service.;?' ' Twenty-one years.' - As his appoarance indicated lhatVhe was scarcely past that age, the king, much aston ished, said, ' How old are you V , ' One year, an't please your majesty.' ' What, sirrah !' said the king, enraged at the fellow's answers : ' do vou take me for n fool or a madman V ' Both an't please your majesty.' Ajsiie mystery was ai lengm explained, ...:.u nnrl . theklng laughed heartily : a happy thing for a monarch. J Tho history of the hiunen race most-strongly mvnmnUfioo iliof ! Klrrr1 rT .n . :ii 1 v.vuiiiiuiiuu uu nu uiuuu ui UKIliyrs, spillCll in whatever causo, whether political er religious is the most fruitful seed for establishing favor towards them, and extending conversion to their opinions, so far. as it depends upon, feel ing. Vanity makes fools of us all