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teTERS'ONlAN REPUBLICAN.
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The followiug eloquent passage, describing
ihc progress of Christianity throughout "the
. crld, will be read with interest at the festal
Christianity hosclf moves in acvance of her
nwo p.ivilizatiou: and does not wait the tardy
ierAtip,G,;nJ
holds tho world's destiny in her hands, she has
undertaken, as a specific object, and as her own
proper work, the reclamation not of provinces
or of continents, but of all nations; all the
millions of humanity, Possessed dy this au
gust idea, an idea infinitely surpassing , in
the grandeur of its concepiion, every project of
ambition, every dream of universal empire, she
has surveyed the enterprizc from all its points.
She has marked out with astonishing boldness
and precision her plan of operations and moves
to its execution with a fixed and steady eye:
with boundles eenrgy, with'boundlcss and inex
tingnishable faith. Already she is in occupa
tion of the state of power in every division of the
globe, and speaks to its swarming multitudes in
two hundred languages of the many tongued
earth. In Africa she has taken up her line of
positions trom Cape Palmos to Port Natal aud
in Asia, Constantinople to Ceylon; and throws
a belt of moral light like a galaxy over either
continent. She has touched the iron sceptres,
of A ran ma and Mehamed, and they crumble from
their hands like ashes. She gathors4ier school
on the Acropolis of Athens, and works her
printing presses under the shadow of the Pyra
mids. She has kindled herlights among the
Islands of the Southemjand Pacific Oceans ;
A YANKEE STORY. " -
."-''7 -?
I have hcarn folks say that the wimmin;was
contrary ; well they is a leetle so, but if you
manage 'em rite, hawl in here, and lot 'em out
.1 . . . tn. nlrkatrr ,trifl,m,t UVl?nnF.
mere, itu uuu uuvu uiu mwug "ui" jfi
. . . I. ....... ...... itrnrtt f Ctt " ''W"
spur, jusi wmvii way uu im vm m
wimn T lived down to E'torn. there wa a
good many Fust rate gals down there, but 1
did'nt take a likin to any on 'em, till -Sjipiire
Cummins cum down there to live. ThSquire
had a mighty purty darter. I sed some of the
als was fust rate, but Nancy Cummins was
fust rate, ami a leetle more. "JjjfogP u as many
dressed finer and looked gratm&r, but there
was sumthinjam about NartcyfSTat thev could'nt
iium a cuuuie iu. ii a iener seea ncr wunce,
he could'nt look at anoiheiSgal for a week. 1
took a likin to her rite ofi'mnd we got as thick
as thieves. We had usedrto go the same mce-
tin, and sot in the same pew. It took me to
find the sarins and hims .for her, and we'd swell
'em out in a manner shocking to hardened sin
ners; and then we'drmosey hum together,
while the gals and fellers kept a lookin on as
though they'd like to mix in. I'd always stay
to supper, and the way she cood make injun
cakes, and the way I icood slick 'em over with
molasses, and put 'em away, was nothin to no
body. She was dreadful civil tew, always get
tin sumthin nice for me. I was up to the hub
in love, and was goin for it like a lokymolive.
Well, things went on this way for a spell, till
she thought she had me tight enough. Then
she begun to show off tinder independent like
When I'd go to the meetm, there was no roon
in the pew
room
when she'd cum out she'd streeke
and the Polynesian cannibal comes running"! off with another chap, and leave me suckin my
Well" I jest told Patience aboct it when she
rite tip and called me a darned fool. Well,. sea
I Efe, thit is hard, but ncver.mind that, jest go
on, you can get her, and when you do gut her,
you can file the rough edges off jest as you
please ; that tickled him, it did, and he went a
ieetle betujr pleased. Now, thinks I, it is time
to look arter Nance. JNcxt day, down 1 went.
Nancy was all alone. I axed herif the squire
was in, she said he warnt. Cos, ses I, (makin
believe that I wanted him,) our colt sprained
his foot, and I cum to see if the squire would
lend me his mare to go to town. She set! she
guessed he vood, better sit down till the squire
corned in, down I sot ; she looked sort a queer,
an my felt qu&er all around the edges. Arter
a whiie, ses I, air you goin down to Betsy Mas
tin's quiltin 1 ?ed she did'nt know for sartin ;
are you a goin ? Sed I reckoned I wood ; ses
she, I sposo you'd take Patience Dodge ; sed
1 mout and again f .mout not ; ses she, 1 hearn
your goin to get mmied ; ses, shouldn't won
der a bit, Paticrtce is a nice gal ses I. I looked
at her, I seed the teers u cumin ; ses I, may be
she'll ax you to be the brides maid ; she riz
rite up, she did, her face as'rcd as a biled beet.
Scth Stokes, ses she, and she cohld'nt ray any
more she was so full ; wont you be bridesmaid?
ses 1 ; no, ses she, and she burst rite out ; well
then, ses 1, if you wont be bridesmaid, will you
be the bride she looked up at Die I swan to
man I never seen any thing so awful putty; I
tuck rite hold of her then, yes or no, ses, I rite
off. Qes, she ses ; that's your sort, ses I ; as
1 gin her a buss and a hug ; I soon fixed mat
ters with the squire. e sonn lurched traces
to trot in double harness for life, and never had
cause to repent of my bargain. J. W.
APPARITION
Thejlate Dr. Fowler, bishop of Gloucester,
and-justice Powell, had frequently altercations
on the subject of Ghosts. Tlio bishop was a
zealous defender of their reality, the justice
somewhat sceptical. The bishop one day met I of her family to the union, enlisted as a soldier..
us mend, and the justice told him that since In the campaign ol 1812, he wastaKeu pnson-
their last conference on she subject, he had an'er by the Russians, and. sent Into SneriaY-
from his native woods, andits at her feet cloth
ed, and in right mind, eats her sacrament, and
worships at.her alters
And wherever she moves over the world, she
Scarries with her all the fruits of that civiliza
tion which she has spread over the face of
Christendom, its liberty and its literature ; its
nris and iis provisions; its commerce, agricul
ture, knowledge and philosophy. Thus she is
commiugling and assimilating all the races of
men ; and by acting at fountain of all social im
provement, on the interior moral life of man,
she is building a new order of society, and se
curing it on deep and imperishable foundations.
The Spirit of Him who said " Let there be
Light," is moving over the face of the moral
chaos, and it will not return void. It will
bring light out of darkness, and order out of
confusion. It will summon into being a new
world, more bfcausiful and glorious than that
over which angels and the answering stars
shouled-on the morning of creation; a world
of harmony and love ; where humanity will
hold fellowship with heaven; in which the
Spirit of Truth will preside to guide into all
truth, and over which it will reign with a se
rene and holy dominion forever.
Rolfe to England.
taifRo
POCAHONTAS.
The private name of the celebrated princess
was Muiaoca ; Pocahontas washer titular name,
in the same way as Powhatian was the title
name of her father, and his individual name Wa
hunsonacock. Pocahontas, after her capture
and conversion to Christianity, was christened
Rebecca, and commonly styled the lady Rebec
ca. She had a brother, Nautaquaus or Naucta
quod,.who showed Captain Smith 4 exceeding
great courtesy,' strenuously interceding with
his lather r.i behalf 01 the captne, and was the
' manliest, comelicsl, boldest spirit he ever saw
in a savage.' Pocahontas had a sister named
Cleopatre, and another Matachanno, whose hus
band, Tomoco,!or Utiamaccomack, accompanied
Being charged bv Powhat-
enquire and ascertain how manv
there were in England, on his arrival at Ply
mouth, he began to take the census by keeping
tallyJon a stick, cutting a notch for every one he
saw in the streets. On his return to Virginia,
when Powhattan interrogated him as to the num
ber of English, he replied, " count the stars
in the beai'ens, the leaves on the trees, and the
sand on the sea shore." Pocahontas with her
wild train, visited Jamestown as freely as her
father's habitatation, and was of a great spirit
however her stature. She was chaperoned to
court (by Lady Deja-warre, attended by Rolfe
Jior husband, Lord De-la-warre, and other dis
tingukhci persons) in an English dress, and
with her raven hair in curls, if yyg mayTely up
on the old portrait at Cobb's. jShe Lady De-la-warre,
and other persons of quality, also. wai
te J upon per to .masquerades, balls and other
public entertainments, with which she was won
derfully pleased She was also eagerly sought
and kindly entertained every where, many cour-
fingers at the door. lusted of stickin to me as
she used to do, she got cuttin round with all
the fellers jest as if she cared nothin about me
no more, none whatsomever. I got considera
ble riled and thort I mont as well cum to the
end of it at wunce ; so down I went to have it
out with her ; there was a hull grist of fellers
there. They seemed mity quiet till I went in,
then she go't talkin all manuer of nonsense, sed
nothin to me, and darned little of that. 1 tried
to keep my dander down, but it twarn't no use
I kept movin about as if I had a pin in my
trowsers. I sweat as if I had been thrashin.
My collar hung down as if it had been hung
over my stock to dry. I could'nt stand it, so
I cleared out as quick as I could, for I seed it
was no use to say nothin to her. I went strate
to bed, and thort the matter over a snell :
thinks I that gal is jest tryin of me ; taint no
use of our playin possum ; I'll take the kink
out of her ; if I don't fetch her out of that high
grass, use me for sassage meet. I hearn.tell of
a boy wunce, that got to skewl late on Sunday
morning ; master ses, you tarnel sleepin critter,
what kept you so late ? Why ses the boy, it
is so everlastin slippery out, I could'nt get a
long no how, every step I took forrad, I went
two steps hackward, mid J could'nt hajye got
here at air, 11 1 hadn't turnedBack to go tether
way. Now, that's iest my case. I have been
puttin arter that gal a considerable time. Now,
thinks I, I'll go tother way she's been slitin
of me, now I'll slite her what's sass for the
goos is saas for the gander. Well, I went no
more to Nancy's. Next Sabbath, I slicked
myself up, and I dew sav, when I got my fix-
ins on, I took the shirt tail clean off of any spe
cimen of human natur in our parts. About
meetm time, off I put to Eltham Dodge s. Pa
tience Dodge was as nice a gal as you'd see
twixt here and yonder, any more than she
wasn't jest like Nancy Cummins. Ephraim
Massey had used to go and see her ; he was a
EARLY AMERICANS
It is now well established, that the Indians
of the present day are either degenerated from
some more crvilized race, or w ere preceded
by a distinct and superior people. This fact is
attested by nnmerous monumental evidences
such as cromlechs, alter-stones, circles of me
morial, rocking-stones, and iumidi or barrows
Whether the antecedent race were Celts, or
Jews, or Egyptians, or Huns, or Cananites, or
Hindoos, or Japanese, (as has been variously
contended by our philosophers; is a ques
tion the solution of which is like the Go? dian
knot, is more mysterious than important. How
ever that may be, the dark hair and eves uni
versal among the natives of the cis-atlantic
hemisphere indicate an Asiatic origin. The
first pioneers of Amertca probably passed over
lrom Asia at Bhenng's straits where perhaps,
the two continents were once connected together
by an isthmus, as Virgil supposes to be the
case with Italy and Sicily at the straits of Mes
sina. Like a herd of Buffalo by chance stray
ingvamong the flowers and verdure of some se
questered praire, they snuff with rapture the
AN
Constancy. The following auee U is re
lated in a Paris paper, as received lrom a
country correspondent: About itveniy yurs a
go, a.yonng.man, violently in love with u young
Proviuciaio, not being able to obiainlthi; consent
ocular demonstration which convinced him of
the existence of Ghosts. "I rejoice at your con
version, " replied the bishop ; u give me the cir
cumstance that produced it, with all the particu-
ars: Ocular demonstration you say. "les'
my Lord, as! lay last night in my bed, about
the twelfth hour 1 was awakened by an uncom
mon noise, and heard something coming up
stairs !" "Go on"" Alarmed at the noise. I
drew my curtain !" " Proceed !" "and saw a
faint glimmering light enter my chamber."--" Of
a blue color, was it not 1" " of a pale blue ?
the light was followed by a tall, meagre, stern
figure, who appeared as an old man of seventy
years of age, arrayed in a long light colored rug
gown, bound round with a leathern girdle ; his
oearu thick and grizzly, his hair scant and
straight, his face of a dark sable hue, on his
head a large fur cap, and in his hand a long
staff. Terror seized mv whole frame. I trem
bled till the bed almost shook, and cold drops
nung on every nmo; the ngure with a slow
and solemn step stalked nearer and nearer."
"Did you not speak to it ? there was money hid,
or murder committed, without doubt"-"My Lord,
1 did speak to it ; I adjured it by all that was
holy, to tell me whence and why it thus appear
ed ?" " And in heaven's name, what was the
reply ?" " It was accompanied my Lord by
three strokes of his staffbn the floor, so loud
that it made the room ring again when hold
ing up his lanthorn, and then waving it close to
my eyes he told me he was the Watchman :
and came to give me notice that my street door
was wide open, and ur.less I arose and shut it,
I might chance to be robbed before morning.
A MADMAN'S FROLIC, .
Michael Kelly, in his " Dramatic Recollec
tions," relates, with great eflect, a story that
Mrs. Mattocks, the actress, told him. She went
to Bedlam with some friends, and the keeper
pointing to one cell which they had not seen,
said " Here's one in here who is perfectly
quiet so long as you don't contradict him. Mind,
I say if you don't contradict him. Accordingly
they entered the cell, and saw a pale-faced me
lancholy looktng man, with dark eyes, which
had a penetrating brightness peculiar to mad
men. He was in deep thought as they entered.
The party having satisfied their curiosity, were
retiring, when, said Mrs. Mattocks, he seized
me by the wrist,, shutting the door and placing
tck against itj and held me m his firm
grasp
whence he escaped, and joiued a horde of Tar- '
tars, then at war with China. He wajaftt-und
time made prisoner ; but more fortunate than in
his first captivity, he insinuated hinfself into the
good graces of his cooquorors, and gradually
rose to the dignity of MandarmfHts affections
ho1vevcr,did not changewhh'liis good fortune ;
he despatched a vessel to Europe to convey
the object of his firsflovv to China ; this ves
sel has just arrivedjat Marseilles, and will re
turn as soon as the'"bbject of its mission shall
have been accomplished.
Tailors Defended. A tailor instead of
being the ninth part of a man, possesses tho
qualities of nine men combine'd. in one, a will
be seen by the following observations : First, aa
an economist, he cuts histcoat according to his
cloth ; second, as a gardener, he is careful of
his cabbage ; third, as a sailor, he sheers off
when it is proper ; fourth, as a play actor, ho
often brandishes a bare bodkin ; fifth, as a law
yer, he attends to many suits ; sixth, as an ex
ecutioner, he provides suspenders or gallowses
for many persons ; seventh, as a cook, he is
generally furnished with a hot goose; eighth,
as a sheriff's offie'er, he does much at sponging;
ninth, as a rational and scriptural divine, his
great aim Is to form good habits, for the benefit
of himself and others. No doubt the subject
might be greatly extended ; but I tbink enough
has been said to do away the opprobium so often
cast on the knights of the thimble and needle ;
and to induce the fraternity to uniteand con
tribute a suit of clothes to their friendnd hum
ble servant.
The Single-speeched PAKRo r.Therc is an
eastern story of a person who taught his parrot
to repeat the words, " What doubt is there of
that V He carried it to the market for sale,
fixing the price at one hundred rupees. A mo
gul asked the .parrot, " Are you worth one hun
dred rupees!" The parrot answered what
doubt is there of that 1" The mogul was de
lighted, aud bought the bird. He soon found
out that this was all tie jcould say : being a
shamed now of his&bargain, he said to himself,
" I was a fool to buy this bird." The parrot
exclaimed, as usual, " What doubt is there of
that?"
" But you need'nt be alarmed you are per
fectly safe ; they told you I was harmless, did
tdey not ? You needn't answer. Are you fond
of drawing? I know you are. What is this?"
he concluded, holding up a bit of paper.
" A ship," said I.
" A ship, is it 1 You call my tree a ship do
clever feller, but he was dredful ielus. Well,
rownat- j j wenl to meetin wjtjj Patience, and sot right
y PePlc J afore Nancy ; I didn't set my eyes on her till
after meetm.; she had a feller with her who
had a blazing red head, and legs like a pair of j ces he discovered was Viginia
compasses ; she had a face as long as a grace
aiore a inanKsgivin dinner. 1 knowd who she
was thinkin about, and 'twarn't the chap with
the red head nether. Well, I got hoein Pa
tience about a spell. Kept my eye on Nance,
seed how the cat was iumpin ; she didn't cut
about like she dd, and look'd rather solemnly ;
ahe'J g'in her tew eyes to kiss and make up.
I kept it up until I liked to Hare got into a
.mess about Patience. The critter thtfrt I was
" Well, young -woman," said he, " you're in
iragrant ana.unaccustomeu gales, ana speeciuy a comical situation here, shut up with a mad
darken the entire plain with their forms. The man "
currenLof .raisrratmn diea setting Jrom AVestto
East, the tawny Asiatic advanced to the barri
ers of the Atlantic, while now the fair haired
blue eyed Anglo-Saxon is moving onward from
the East to the West, like a steady conflagration
destined to be checked only by the waves of
the Pacific.
An ancient chronicle of Wales records, " that
a civil war having occurred in that kingdom,
upon the death of king Owen Gwmneth, between
his two sons, respecting the succesion to the
crown ; the unsuccessful one, in a fit of disgust
and chagrin, put to sea on new discoveries, and
sailing from Some part m Spain, he discovered
a new -world of singular beauty and feriilit,
and uninhabited. Upon his return, he trans
ported from his native mountains a large nunv
ber of people thither in several voyages. 1 he
name of this adventurous young prince was
Madoc-ap-Owen-Gwinneth, and among the pla-
you
Definition of a Drunkard. A pious di
vine of the old school says : " A drunkard is
the annoyance of modesty, the trouble of civili
ty, the caterpillar of industry, the tunnel of
wealth, the ale-house benefactor, the beggar 3
companion, the constable's troublz, tHe wo of
his wife, the scon ot his neighbor, ms own
ahamc. th picture of afrbeast, and the monster
of a man.
goin arter her for good, and got as proud as a
A QUAKER'S LETTER TO HIS WATCHMAKER.
1 herewith send thee my pocket clock which
greatly standeth in need of thy friendly correc
tion. The last time he was at thy Iriendly
school,- he was no ways reformed, nor in the
least benefitted thereby ; for I perceive by the
index of his mind, that he is a liar, and the
truth is not in him ; that his motions are waver
ing and irregular ; that his pulsa is sometimes
lame turkey. Won day Efe cum down to our ! slow which betokeneth not an even temper; at
m i a -a.
other times it waxeth sluggish notwithstanding
I frequently urge him ; when ho should be on
tiers and othersailv flocking to Captain Smith
to be introduced to her. S;ie died at Grave
83nuTEngland on the eve of her return to Vir-
gni, aged twenty-two, causingriot more sorrow
for Ik r unexpected death than joy to hear
aud :ce her make so religions and godly an end.
Hy infant son, Thomas, was left foratime at
'Blyniot.ih, uuder the care of Sir Lewis Stenk-
j&wtat London he lefUfan only daughter, who
yiiarrieu ooionei itoueu isoiiing, oy wnom sue
4ft an Culy son, Major John Bulling, father to
uloiigjohn Boiling, and several daughters,
'hoi.1tr:ed Colonel Richard Randolph, Colo-
house as rathy as a malishy ofiiser on a trainin
day ; look here, ses he, Seth Stokes, as loud
as a small thunder clap, I'll be darn'd .
Halio I ses I, what's broke ? Why, ses he, I
cum down to have satisfaction about Patience
Dodge ; here I've been cortin iTer since last
grass a year, and she was iest as good as
mine till you cum drter her, and now I can't
(touch her with a forty foot pole. Why, ses I,
what on airth are you talking about I 1 amt
got nothin to do with your gal, but spose I had.
there's nothin for you to get wolfy about. If
the gal has taken a likin to me, it aint my faultj;
if I've taken a likin to her, taint her fault ; and
if we've taken a liking to one another, taint
your fault, as you may suppose it is, but 1 aint so
almighty taken with her, and you may get her
for me, so you had nt ought to get savage about
nothin. Well, ses he, (rather cooled down, I'm
the uijruc.;iesi thing in creation.
" Yes, yes," said, " it is a ship."
" Oh, and pray what is this 1"
Obliged to say something, and not knowing
what he thought it was, I answered ' a house,'
which it was.
" A house, eh !" So saying, he pulled a
clasp knife from his pocket, and opening it with
his teeth, at the same time swinging me round
the cell with his huge arm, said, " Now is it a
house or not."
" It is, it is."
" Then I'll tell you what it is then this is a
dolphin:"
Then holding up his knile and gnashing his
teeth, " Can you tell me what this is, arid no
mistake 1"
" A knife," I answered.
" Right lor once," said he. "And can you
tellmc what I shall do with it 1"
I trembled, and shook my head in silent neg
ative. ?
" I'll tell yon what I shall do with-it ;'' PsKll
scrape my charcoal.
A Pair ok Misers. Guy, the founder of the
noble hosnital which bears his uatnc, was a
Newspaper Readers The taste of the read
ers of a newspaper are srfficiently rariousiand
singular. One reads nothing but the poet's
corner ; another considers poetry, and alljhat
sort of stuff, horrid trash. One deems ipoliti'cs
the only business ; another votes that depart
ment a bore. This one reads only the deaths
and marriages, and that one looks only-tothe
advertisements. There are various other idio
syncracies too numerous to mention:, but cer
tainly the most singular one we ever heard of
was the case of the lady who -was obliged to
consult the celebrated Abernathy, because " for
several mornings past, he had been ableltp rel
ish her murders."
hia duty, as thou knowest hts usual name deno- bookseller, and lived in Stock's-markct, between
T wont trlV
rf I JoLii f Jeming Dr William Gay, Mr. Thorn- ,Jay t0 a kce whare lUere was an olJ woman
nc Istdnciga, and Mr. James iviurray. (stiltis jje(j ()f t'ne
teth, 1 find him slumbering and sleeping or,
as the vanity of human reason phrase it; 1 cotch
him napping. Hence I am induced to believe
he is not right in the inward man. Lxaminc
him, therefore, and prove him, 1 beseech thde,
Cornhill and Lombard-street, London. He was
so complete a pattern of parsimony, that the
famous miser, V ulture Hopkins, once called up
on him to crave a lesson on the art of saving.
Being introduced into the parlor, Guy, as it was
thoroughly, that thou mayest, by being well ac- jn tjie evening, and dark, lighted a candle.
quainted with his inward frame and disposition, Hopkins said, "I always thought myself pcr
draw him from the error of his ways, and show fecl ju tjie art of getting and husbanding money,
it grieves
him the path wherein he should go
me to think, and when I ponder thereon, I am
verily of opinion that his body is foul, and the
whole mass is corrupted. Cleanse him, there
fore, with thy charming phvsie, from all pollu
tion, that he may vibrate and circulate acdording
JTfsiory ff Virginia Book3,pp. H4 find MG.)
bOUtll. Jj)t.
Messenger
J$ri4t i jvt X D ov 1 1 jo tmttrlkotl tv come Writer,
that " excess ol ceremony shows.vant of good
hrojHng." Tit is is true. There is nothing so
frpti'fihsome.as ovordone'politeness ; it is worse
hots or sum such disease, and they
were sellin out her things. Well, ses he, there
was a thunderin big chist of drawers full of all
sorts of truck, so I hot it andthotl medea spec,
but when I enm to look at 'em. there wam't
nothin in it worth a cent, except an old silver
thimble, and that was all rusted up, so I sold it
for less than I. give for it ; well then the chap
that hot it tuck it home, he heerd somethin rat
tle, broke the old chist, and found lots of gold
and silver in it, in a false bottom I hadn't seen.
usould iiay, with a pitchfork. The is no,rniJ Now if I'd tank t,.a.ch:;,t hum. I'd never found
the sm nw irtioky didnhey'd been all counter-
iuh, nuu- ia jjoou luc!fup" lor passen on em.
ijiau an overdone beef steak. A truly well
bred mnrmnkes all round him feel at ease ;
h49s nQl turovv civilities about him with a
movGi, nor toss compuments in n bundle, as he
but as I am informed you far exceed me, I have
taken the liberty of waiting upon you, to bo
satisfied upon that subject." " 0, sir," said
Guy, " if that be all your business, we canjust
as well talk it over m the dark: Having thus
said, he nut ont the candle. I las was enough
to truth. I will place him a few days tinder thy for the Vulture, he took his leave, with the ac
care, and nay for his board as thou requireet it. knowledirment : " I thought myself perfect in
1 entreat thee, lnend John, to acnican inyseu t10 arls 0f saving, but you have taught me that
on this occasion with a right judgement accord- t j.a(i one important lesson still to learn : I thank
ingio the gift which is in thee, and prove thy y0U for your instruction, you maybe assured my
sell a-workman. Aud when thou laycsi my future conduct shall make amends lor my prod
correcting hand on mm, let it ue wunuui nua- lfrflillv m cand es.
sion lest thou drive mm to destruction, uo uiou
regulate his motion for the time to come, by the
motion of the light that ruletljihc day, and
when thou findest him conv JHgthc error
of his ways, and more confomlBBpne above
mentioned rules, then do thou xsemT him home,
with a justihli of charges, drawn out by the
spirit of moderation, and' it shall be sent to thee
hi the root of all evil.
Agriculture is the nursQry of,patriptism.
Encouragement of Krankness. Some
years ago, says Richardson, in his anecdotes o
painting, a gentleman came to mo to invito mo
to his house : " I have," says ho, " a picture
of Rubens, add it is a raro goad one. There
is little H. the other day came to see it, anc
says itis a copy. If any ono says so again, I I
break ''his head. Pray, Mr. Richardson, will
vou do me the favor, to como, ,and givo me your
real opinion oj it J
Two friends happening to quarrel aas tav
ern, one of them a man of hasty disposition in
sisted that the other should fight him next mor
ning. The challenge was accepted on condi
tion that they should breakfast together atthe
house of the person challenged, previous., to
their going to the field. When the challenger
came in the morning, according to the appoint
ment, he lound every preparation made lor
rcakfast, and his friend with his wife and
children ready to receive him : their repast be
ing ended, and the family Withdrawn, without
the least intimation df their purpose having
transpired, the challenger asked the other if ho
was ready to attend I "No, Sir, said he, " net
till we are more on a par: that amiable woman.
and those six lovely children, who juat now
breakfasted with us, depend under provi
dence, on my life for subsistence ; and till you
can stake something equal m my estimation, to
the welfare of seven persons, dearer to me than
the apple of my eye, I cannot think we are
equally matched." "We are not, indeed," replied
the other, giving him his hand. Ihesetuo
persons became firmer friends than ever.
A gentleman, one Sunday morning, was at
tracted to watch a country girl. "What arc
you looking for my girl;" asked tho gentleman.
as the damsel continued to pour along the dus
ty road. She answered gravely, "Sir I am
looking to see ifmy master be gone to church."
Her msatorhad a wooden leg.
Honest industry is, after all, man's only suro
dependence for the double blessing of a contented
mind and a comfortable livelihood.
Time is the cradle of hopo, and the grave of ex
istence. It deprives beauty of its charms, while
it transfers tham to her picture.
A humble man is like a good tree, tho more full
of fruit tho branches are, tho lower they bond
themselves.
The most foolish thing in tho world is to bow to
tho rich till you're unablo to stand before an honest
man.
?'A gentleman observed upon an indifferent plea
der at the bar.that ho was the most affecting ora
tor he over heard for he never attempted to sneak
but he excited general sympathy.
A wise government will not bo slow in fostering
the ngriqultural interest,
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