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THE NEW ERA.
What is it but a Map of busy I.if<-?— Courper. PORTSMOUT H. VA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1845. OUK FLAG! FRF.F. TRADE—T.OW DUTIES—NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM BANKS- ECONOMY- RE TRENCHMENT—AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO TIIE CONSTITUTION. FOLLOWING SUIT—THREE TIMES A WEEK. The Baltimore Steamers, the Rail Road, and the Richmond Boats, having reduced sail, and de termined to make but three trips a week, which leaves us without one half our mails, we have concluded for a short time, to lesson our pub lications and come out three times a week too. The decreased publi cations will be made up in an in creased quantity of matter, until the first of January; and until which time our patrons will be satisfied with our tri-weekly visits. We give notice in this way, also, that as the holydays approach, we want mo ney, and we inform those who have stood dunning for a long time, that we shall induce a respectful call to be made on them once more, when, if they do not settle up, we shall give it up in a pet, and get a more urgent gentleman to attend to the matter. The Editor. TEETOTALLERS RALLY. To-morrow evening, Tuesday, if it should not rain, the Young Men’s Total Abstinence Society, will hold a Great Meeting, at the Old Methodist Church, at which the Choir of the Norfolk Socie ty will be, and sing several of their beautiful Temperance Songs and Odes. The Meeting will be addressed, principally, by the Rev. Davin Abbott, who was once a sailor, a drunken sailor, so low that he could not even get shipped, but who is now, as he expresses it, “a monument of God’s mercy—a monument of God’s grace.’’ He is, indeed, a wonderful man, and cannot fail to interest and please any audience. Go and hear him. He speaks in Norfolk to-night, our friend Reid will tell you where. HUNTER HILL. We learn by gentlemen from Richmond that the Supreme Court of the State, having heard counsel in this case, have confirmed the sentence of the Court below, and that Hill will be execut ed. We have some strange and startling stories about that trial, which, if true, and can be sub stantiated, ought to be laid before the Governor, and would claim, we think, the exercise of his prerogative. INCORPORATION—THE RAIL ROAD. Fellow-Citizens, what are ye going to do? The times are big with promise. Are you put ting yourselves in a situation to take advantage of the harvest which is ripening around you ? Are you uniting your interests and your energies, by filling up the memorial to the Legislature to in corporate your town, which will separate you from the jealous interest of the county, and vice verta? Separate these two conflicting interests, and both will shoot ahead with greatly increased prosperity. Instead of a wrangling house, the town and the county will then be two generous neighbors, whose interests being mutual, will se cu re a faithful co operation in the Legislature.— The rich and productive lands of the county, must, ere long, command the attention of North ern Horticulturists, who have a ready market from our wharves, for every thing they can raise. It is said by some, if we are incorporated, our expenses will be greatly increased for our munici pal government. This misrepresentation is made either with the view to deceive, or through igno rance; in either case it ought to be corrected.— The government of the town can cost very little, if anything more, after incorporation, than it does now; and what are the facts? Why that the citizens of the town pay at least two-thirds of the revenue of the county, while but a very trifling portion is expended for the benefit of the town. Do not all see, that this revenue would more than cover every additional expense, and go far to liquidate the enormous debt that is now bearing upon us? While incorporation, would unite and consolidate us, into one family, having a common object to accomplish, for mutual good, breaking up petty opposition, and producing good. The sun of prosperity will shortly beam upon us. We know that the Gaston and Raleigh Rail Road is to be sold on the 29th of this month, and we learn that s moneyed company will purchase it, with the intention of connecting it with this Road, and of extending it to Columbia, in South Carolina, which will thus form a continuous line to Columbus, in Georgia. There is no doubt but the Legislature of this State will grant the prayer of the Stockholders of our Road, which has been presented to them with such remarkable unanim ily, and authorize the sale of the Road. Should this be done, the Legislature of North Carolina will, no doubt, re-condemn that portion of the Road pnrchssed by Rives, and the same company that purchases the Gaston Road will also pur chase ours, and being laid with most durable rails, do not our citizens see the vast amount of travel and produce that will concentrate at this 1 I point. That it is the direct and most agreeable route to the North none can deny, and those who ! nte looking out for the investment of surplus capital will not be slow in taking possession of the advantages thus presented to them. This Road alone will insure an investment of $500, 1 000 a return of at least ten per cent per annum. Look out then for a change! a change for | the bettor. With Mr. Webster wo go for a t CHANGE. THE WANDERING JEVV. To the Editor of the JVeto Era: Sir:—In your paper of yesterday you passed some remarks on the Jesuits, w liich I think unfair. ( There is none of that body here to defend the repu tation of the Society. Let me say one or two words fur them. Sp- liking of the author of the Wandering Jew, you said "his labors appear to be directed to show hoiv a secret powerful institution (itself unseen like the Jesuits) may shape the fate and fortunes of men.” It is a well known fact that none can commune in our Church, who belongs to a secret seciely, there is nothing, therefore, secret among the Jesuits. The doctrines they profess as Chris tians, the rules they observe as a community, the principles that bind them together as a society, are open to the reading and investigation of all who give themselves the trouble of procuring them. (1) You add “ well may they tremble for their power, when such writers have the means of ex posing them.” Exposing them lor what? Do not your words intimate that there is among them, some dark design, some impious plot? (2) I can hardly persuade myself that you are unacquainted with the Jesuits, to the extent that your words indicate ; and if you are ignorant of their principles, why ihusdoyou cast disgrace upon them. (3) On this subject, allow me to inform the public, your self included, that the Jesuits, as a society, have for their object the propagation of religion, the instruction of youth, and the amelioration of the condition of iheir fellow man ; that wherever the Jesuit is found, he is a man of talent, a man of learning in its most comprehensive signification ; that he is a man of charily to his fellow man, de votion to his religion, and above all, devotion to : ins God ; that he leaves father, mother, brother, sisier, friend, and every thing that humane nature pri7.es, and for what? in order to go alone and unarmed to carry the light of the Gospel to the savage inhabitants of the Rocky Mountains, Lab rador, or Patagonia, nr. in order to face the perse cutions of China. And yet the mercenary calum nies of Infidel Silt, will he caressed and puffed, to cast opprobrium upon those self sacrificing indi viduals. (4) You furthermore add, “ in effecting the excom munication of Mons. Sue from the Catholic Church, and that church interdicting the reading of the work, they have set the seal of truth upon his statements.” Truly this is something new. Let us take a parallel case. A member of any Church in town, is removed for immorality, he is foolish and vain enough to publish some impure and calumnious production; the members of the above church are forbidden to read it. Is “ the seal of truth,” therefore, stamped upon it? (5) I will in conclusion, ask the editor of the New Era one question. It is this: The infidel works of Voltiare, Rousseau, Paine, and others, have been interdicted—is the seal of truth, therefore, stamp ed upon them? If so, what becomes of Christiani ty ? (6) By inserting the above, you will oblige your humble servant. FRANCIS DEVLIN. Portsmouth, Dec. 13, 1845. (1.) Without intending to enter into a dis cussion with our friend on the openness or secresy of the Order of the Society of Jesus, we will merely ask him to furnish us a copy of its Rules and Regulations. We desire not to enter into a dispute about words ; we separated the Catholic Church from the Soc.ety of Jesuits in our article, and if the Church chooses to consider it an open Society, why we have no right to quarrel with it. (2.) No Sir. Wo intended to impute to it no “ dark design or impious plot,” but we do intend to maintain that it is, with its self sacrificing mem bers, talented leaders and high ambition, allempt ing to get the control of States, communities and individuals; that it is operating by secret, power ful, and unceasing means, (we will not now say unwarranted,) to obtain that control. (3.) We cannot “ cast disgrace upon them,” by asserting their struggle for power and influence, as every sect is striving for the same ascendancy. We thank our friend for attributing to us more knowledge than we confess to. (4.) We have read something of the history of Loyola and his followers, and we know that many of his Disciples to this day, are the ardent, en thusiastic men, that are described above. We know too, that God’s freemen, are obliged to go and come, do and perform, whatever may be or dered by a secret Power, without question, and without reason. These facts are fully elucidated in Sue s work, in the character of “ Gabriel,” who is represented as having scaled the Rocky Moun tains by a secret order from the Society, and in the •« Abbe d’Aigrigny ” the Superior in France, who dared not visit his dying mother, when the order came from Rome for his appearance there._ We do not admit that Sue is an “ infidel ” The fact of excommunication is no argument with us —neither is calling names argument. The Abbe Ronge has also been excommunicated. He may be styled a “ heretic” by the Church, but he is certainly not an “ infidel.’* The cases ate par allel. (5.) We think our friend has suffered bis indig nation for this work of Sue, to outrun his discretion - His work is neither “ impure *’ nor "calumnious,*' but be that as it may, we do think the “ seal of truth ” is set upon it, by this bold interference of the Catholic Church to protect an Order which is as dangerous to that Church as the Janizaries were to .Sultan Mahmoud, or the Mamelukes to Mehemet Alt; and (6.) The attempt to class the ** Wandering Jew ” with the works named above is an injustice to the author. For ourself we have yet gut to be convinced that the works of the brilliant men named by our friend, have not had the “seal of truth ” stamped upon them, by the very interdic tion that has passed, and which is still held in terrorum over them to scare the weak, and deter the enquiring from exploring their lore. Ae for Christianity, we believe it will Ihrivo best in a tree air, and a soil untrodden by bigotry and su perstition ; when taught by such able and sincere professors as our amiable Correspondent, wlmso lives are a testimonial of the truth of the doctrines they teach with their mouths, and whose whole conduct beam evidence that they are, indeed and in truth, the disciples of Him who had not “ where to lay his head.” We act on the Instructions of St. Paul, •• read all things, hold fast that which is good,” and we, tlieretore, commend the peru sal of the Wandering Jew to our readers, satisfied that it they learn nothing else, they will be taught again to cherish with greater love, the freedom they enjoy, and appreciate the oath of our own immortal Jefferson, who swore “ eternal hostili ty to every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” The Editor. ASTONISHING LIBERALITY, On the part of an incorporated company in Lowell. A young lad lost his arm, last week,at Lowell, hy its becoming entangled in the maehi nery. A present of thirty three hundred doi.ears was made up for him—three hundred of which was given hy the company, and THREE I HOUSANDby the hands employed, the female and male ‘ operatives.’ THE TARIFF. We do not know that we have seen, in all that has been written on the subject, a more sensible and comprehensive paragraph than the following from the Charleston Mercury. It contains the whole git of the matter, and proclaims the true ' policy the Government ought to pursue. It has no right to “protect,” directly any particular [branch of American industry. “ The only true policy of a revenue tariff is to press as lightly as possihlo on the articles of taxa tion—to cherish them as the planter or the mer chant cherishes his capital—and if any of them : languish under the tax, to lighten it and so save | them from entire destruction. The immediate ef feet of a duty, is often but a feeble indication of its final consequence. But the Government is meant to be permanent, and the means of its support must be not less so. Since the people of the Uni ted States have determined that direct taxes shall not he levied and that it is either to subsist upon commerce or be left without resource, what mad ness and what treachery is that whole system which would make the action of the Government a perpetual warfare upon its only source'of reve nue— which levies taxes in the spirit of a criminal enactment, and justifies their severity by the same arguments they would use iu favor of a law against piracy or house breaking.” RATHER SINGULAR, CERTAINLY. The Washington correspondent of the Charles ton Mercury brings forward the facts contained jn the paragraph below'. We expect nothing de | mocratio of Benton, since he clasped hands with old Johnny Q., we read him out of the Democratic i party long ago. Poor Bagby is a weather-vane, j a shuttle cock, who cannot be held accountable for his actions—but we know not what secret in fluence Chapel-Hill Benton, haa over Haywood, and we feel therefore surprised, that he should have voted as he did. Wo will find out before long, however. “ The refusal of Messrs. Bagby, Benton, and Hav wood, to give the appointment of Committees to Vice President Dallas, is rather singular, when it is considered that these three were the oppo nents of the annexation resolutions without the alternative being added. Senator Haywood, claiming the honor of the paternity of that al ternative appendage. It is still more singular to ■ find that Dixon H. Lewis of Alabama voted for giving the power to the Vice President, when at the extra session Mr. Dallas used the power which was granted to him to strike Mr. Lewis’ name Irom the Committee on Finance, where it had been placed by a Committee of the Demo cratic .Senators, and substituted for him a tho rough going protecting tariffile. It is to be hoped, that as the Democratic party is in the majority in the Senate, they will constitute this important Committee at least most thoroughly free trade. It is the least can be asked from them. We shall see whether they will or no.” HENRY Cl.AY AND JOHN BELL. The Washing-ton correspondent of the Rich ' mond Enquirer, writing under date of the 5th in j slant, says : j “John Bell has been nominated by the Whigs i to fill the vacancy in the Tennessee delegation in j the House of Representatives, by the death of the j lato Mr. Peyton, who was elected to represent , the Nashville District. All his Federal compe titors have withdrawn, so his nomination is equiv alent to an election, as a party have the large ma jority in the district. His election will add rna terially to the Fpderal strength in the House, where, in point of effective parliamentary strength, I they never were weaker. “ You must not be surprised if Henry Clay, despairing of the success of Parson Colton’s late effort to deify him, returns to the Senate within two months. The commanding importance of the issues involved in the legislation of the present session, will doubtless operate as a gieat induce ment to bring him hack ; but the greater spur will be the prospect that Clayton and Webster, whom he hates, as the nameless gentleman is said to hate holy water, may gain a position with his party which will materially interfere with his hopes for the future.” FECUNDITY. A lady in Marion county, Ohio, has given birth to four twins, the oldest is only four years old. to wit ; twins in 1842, ’43, ’44, and 45, six girls and two boys, all doing well. THE EDUCATION CONVENTlOiN. Whilst at the convention on yesterday morn ing, we were struck, unpleasantly, with the fact that the young men—indeed the youth of the bo dy, were thrusting themselves too prominently be fore its notice. We did not ol>serve any lack of age in the body—there is usually wisdom in age. We saw some young men whose vests were heav ing with a prospective speech, snd one or two Ma xing furore magoo. Calm, deliberate, experi enced wisdom ia what the subject demands. The doings of the convention must abide the ordeal of figuers of ofarithmetic and not of rhetoric. It may torn out that some of Uipnc who fancy they are big with speech, are only pregnant with false con ception. We trust the convention willj not be I killed with speeches.— Richmond Star. ■mmmmhmipmmmmm—mm 1 LARGE MASS OF NATIVE COPPER AND SILVER. While the rich ore* of Lake Superior are al most daily freighted to Boston, a rock of Me tallic Copper and pure native Silver, weighing more than IC90 pounds, has found its way to our City, and may be seen fora few days at99 Chap el street, next door to the New-Haven Bank, at the store of Messrs. Walker &. Wadsworth.— This specimen is said to far surpass in beauty of form and rich display of silver on its surface the one removed from the West fork of Ontonogon river, a few years since, by Mr. Eldred, at an expense of #5000. It was discovered by an In dian, |nan>ed Tousant Piquet, in the employ of Major J. B. Campbell, a few miles eastward of Elm river, on the Lake shore, where it has, no doubt, for many years, buffeted the waves of this inland ocean. Notwithstanding it was found loose amidst an assemblage of porphorytic and granite boulders lodged upon the strata of red sand stone, dipping under the Lake, still the adhesion of 3 portion of vein stone shows, evidently, that it was originally an inhabitant of the adjacent Elm river hills, where regular veins exhibiting native copper in places may be seen on lands, se cured by Messrs. Kinzie &, Green. We are in formed by a gentleman who has carefully explored the copper region, that these loose masses of cop per may be traced to their parent veins of calcer oarcoua spar and analcime in the conglomerate and red sand stone, and of Phrenite, Laumonite and Datholite in the Trap. In this way they be come leaders or guides to the mineral contents of this region, which promises soon to be to the Uni ted States what the Ural i9 to Russia—the seal of prodigious industry, and the sources uf inexhaus ble mineral treasures. We recommend to our readers by all means to see this rare product of the mineral kingdom be fore it is removed from New Haven, perhaps never to return.—JYcio Haven Courier. MY FRIEND MUST BE. “ Would’st thou be friend of mine? Thou must be quick and bold When right ia to be done, • And truth is to bo told, * rom the New York Globe. GEN. SAM HOUSTON. On the 15th of last month, some eighty of the most respectable citizens of Galveston, Texas, ad dressed a letter to Gen. M. 11. Lamar, requesting his opinion of the course of Gen. Sam Houston, relative to the annexation question ; his answer is direct and pointed, and exposes the character and movements of Houston as fully as it shows his meanness in attempting to make political capital by denying his former measures. VVe give the following extract which forms the conclusion of Geu. Lamar’s reply: It is useless to pile Ossa on Pelion. If the facts and reasonings already adduced are insuffi cient to satisfy the reader of the utter falsehood of Gen. Houston's declaration, that all this ap parent opposition to annexation, was only intend ed to deceive the British Minister, I fear that his mind is, upon this question, impervious to truth ; and it would be useless to urge upon him any fur ther considerations. If, however, there ia a patient examiner of evidence, who U 6low in re ceiving conviction, yet willing, when fairly con vinced, to surrender his prejudices and passions to the sacred cause of truth, to him I will address one more argument—or rather 1 will present some of the past arguments in a new shape, and then leave the matter, in the elegant and perspicuous language of his present Excellency to ‘ its con tingencies.’ Let us then, for a little while, sup E»se General Houston to be arraigned by Capt. Hint upon the charge of insincerity. Suppose the Minister were to say to him : ‘Sir you assured me upon yonr official honor that you were opposed to the annexation of Texas to the United States; and you desired me to notify my government of the fact. Why, then, have you since declared that our correspondence and intercourse upon this subject, was mere ‘Coquetry’ on your part?’ Against the depravity implied in this charge, and in the defence of his honor, the General might very justly and triumphantly reply, in the fol lowing language. He might say to the Minister —‘Sir, you know very well that this declaration was extorted from me by the dangerous position in which I was placed by my fidelity to you.— Had 1 acknowledged to the truth and validity of my pledges to your government, it would have involved me in treason to my own people. To gloss them over, therefore, under the plea of coquetry, was rny only alternative. It was out done in malice to you, but in safety to myself.— That l have acted in good faith to your Govern ment, you have every reason to believe; and have no testimony to disprove. Did not my Cabinet oppose the annexation ? Did not my press, my partisans, my foreign Ministers, my officers of ail unit ID UICI WII'SIII 1 II4U ttllj control, do the same? Did I not, under your ad vice, issue my Proclamation of an Armistice, and send iny commissioners to Mexico ? Did I not also cause Dr. Jones to be elected to the Presi dency for the avowed purpose of having my pledges to you carried out ? And has he not done so to the full extent of hi9 abilities? Did he not furnish you with the basis of the treaty with Mexico, ono of the provisions of which expressly denounced annexation ? Did he not delay the calling of Congress until your return with that Treaty, and as soon as he received it, did he not issue s Proclamation of an Armistice, in which he distinctly indicated his preference of independ ence to annexation ? And did 1 not throughout this period, whilst the whole country was clamor ous for annexation, maintain a sullen silence, even though strongly appealed to, by the dying Hero of New Orleans, to come out in favor ot it? VVhat stronger proof can you require of my fideli ty ? I defy you to name the first act that I have over committed in favor of the measure, or the first one omitted, which it was in my power to employ against it, without the utter ruin to my self. VVhat then becomes of your charge against me? Produce your evidence. Du you hope to convict me by my own confession? You know as well as I do Ihe uecessity of my repudiating the past: and you cannot oppose my extorted ac knowledgment to the long train of consistent con duct winch has come under your own observation. Actions speak louder than words ; let me be judg ed by them ’ And now, gentlemen, suppose Gen. Houston were to make such a speech ns this to the British Minister in reply to his imputation—what answer could the Minister offer? He would be compell ed to acknowledge the force and validity of the argument, and withdraw his charge And if these facts and reasonings are sufficient to prodnee conviction, when urged by Gen. Houston himself, in what respect are their weight and authority diminished by their being urged in this behalf by another ? And now, gentlemen, what are the conclusions to be drawn from this conduct? No man enters into intrigues without soms object, either public I or private. What, then, wa7tb„ object7Sfcl Houston m theae disgraceful negociaiion. with m? British Minister and the Mexican Government He is pleased lo denominate these negotiate, lf the gentle appellation of‘coquetry.’ What was the coquetry ? What public good Jid'T’ propose to accomplish by it? Was the re.ttn, * of Texas and Mexico intended ? This he de ■ W’as the permanent Independanee ol the cour.**' the object ? This be also denies. What 7*’ was his object ? Like x criminal who rasl^'’ vainly against the bars of his prison, Gen. ?J< 'f* ton now imprisoned in triple walls by his iiu'* gues, endeavours to escape by a desperate pin'/' at the door of annexation. But that door i» k2> red against him with a fastening which be (7 not rend. What, then, was the ohjeet of his p^' tie coquetry with Great Britain and Mexico? | the absense of all public reasons, we are left ? conjecture the private ones. If he has reCei» A from the British Minister, or from the Mexica Government, any personal favor, as the reward " his negotiations with them, and then ho is adu * ble traitor—first to his country, and then to ih"U —and merits a double execraliun. But on 1?° other hand, if ho has received from these qDa ** ters, assurances which have not been redep,„*j then is he in the miserable condition of a dig* pointed traitor, who recriminates for revenue Such, gentlemen has been the conduct of Ge Houston on the question of annexation. |n ij the phases of his tortuous and elaborate perfid it is but an epitome of his life. The crowning act—consistent only with himself— it the climax of audacity. Does he blush at the exposure 0f his treason? No! He makes a merit of hi* guilt—and turning to the people he has dishonor ed, as if in mockery of all human virtue, he de I mands the patriot’s reward for the traitor’s crimp Your fellow citizen, MIRABF.UA B. LAMAR. D_ ra ‘ _ ats.— me London Times has published a document relative to the railway interest of England, which has excited much j/ terest and a good deal of alarm. The document exhibits the astounding number of 1,203 project ed companies, to carry out which will require nearly lino thirds of the national debt of Eng land ! Even the deposite of ten per cent, will alone absorb ^53,136.300. It further appears that there are 47 railways completed, representing a capital of£t0,670,887. In tin*course ofconstrnc tion there are 118 lines of railway, to complete which, even with the Parliamentary power of bor rowing one-third on debenture, will absorb .£67 - •159,323 ; so that the invested capital in railways , leaving entirely out of view the announcements is already the enormous sum .£118,612.018' But if the old, the new, and the announced undertak ing are added together, with the ten percent.de iswite, we have the incredible sum of <£649,583, /90 required for this branch of trade alone The world never witnessed such folly, knavery, and : madness before. Distressing Accident.—We regret to learn, says the Portland (Me.) Advertiser of the 8th inst., that a melancholy and fatal disaster occur red on the railroad (upper route) on Saturday : evening last, at a crossing between the New Mar , k«t and South New Market stations. As the . downward train was approaching this point a j 8le,2h ,dr,ven by Mr. John Hayden, in which , were also his wife and infant child and his wife’s sister, attempted to cross the track. The horse j became restive at the approach of the train, and I d,d not. 8“cceed in clearing the track before the locomotive struck the sleigh, crushing it to atoms and instantly killing Mrs. Hayden and child and throwing the other lady with great force against the fence, but she was enabled to walk off with aid to a neighboring house. Mr. Hayden escaped uninjured by jumping from the sleigh previous to 1 j,e collision. I he whole train passed over Mrs. II. and infant, mangling the bodies in a most shocking manner. The scene is said to have been heart rending. A Novel Wager.—A youth named Molloy,. , aged sixteen, undertook for a wager of <£10, to take up from the ground in his mouth, one- hun dred eggs, each being a yard apart, and place ihem one by one in a tub of water at some dis tance, in fifty minutes. He achieved the feat in forty-eight minutes, travelling over fivo miles and three quarters in that period.—English paper. From the Southern Literary Mcascnger.. THE GIFT OF SONG. Pause, mortal, ere thou seek Unknowing what you ask, this mighty power— I I lie gift ol song, a bright and fatal power, j * ea, pause and speak,— Know at thou the price of tears, of heart-strings riven, ' The depth of wo, foe this frail power given ? rhou 8erkest for the bliss .f.®P an,^ 8°dden song -the fire and might [ 1 onlling thy spirit with a quick delight,— Alas! fur fAit vVould’st thou give up thy peace—thy calm reposer And yield thy soul to deep and silent woes.L Know’st thou the quonchlcso love, I he depth of pure devotion, whose unrest .Must be a fire-flame feeding on thy breast,. With none to prove Its fervent tenderness, or yield a tone To satisfy the yearnings of thine own ? And thou must pour it forttb Upon the sky, the stream, the mount, the main r All lovely things, which give not back again Its untold worth : Alas ! It is but mis’ry to possess So deep a fount of wasted tenderness f And the bright, glorious dreams. Which visit the hushed soul, as with a ray Of glorious inspiration—what ars Ihty But Her ting gleams t Marking the soul with radiance too divine For earth—a light which never ean be thine. Earth's beauty must grow dim, Before that radiance. Would’si thou pine away. Seeing its light grow fainter day by day Before that gleam,-— And yearning for a home of purer birth, With thy sad soul doomed still to dwell on earth And oh ! the flow of aong! The sudden gush of melody, which springs From the full heart as light hoin angel wings, Intense anti strong ! Know’sf thou the burning teaee, like drops of r*>n' Wrung from the bursting hcaetio that deepalrsi" Know’st thon the haunting frttrn, The perished hopes, the mem’ries of the dead. The nameless sadness o'er a deep heart spread? The secret tears, The weariness of earth, the yearnings vain, , Which pour their bitterness i« that deep strain ? And fame—yea, whntis fame? The poet’s sole reward—the price of tears And silent sorrow, bornn tksough weary years, To gild a name ; Alas ! fame hath no healing' for the bresst With all its weight of bitterness opprest. And wouldst thou hear all Mil To bow thy spirit to an ear ly tomb— The weariness and yoid, the tears and gloom. To share life’s bliss? Then take the boon, until thy aonl 'tit given— Bat hope not then repose unless in heaven * Rttkmond. fas**