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N iiV LhADaahmz of " ThiJnner Life of Lacordaire," s the t title of a odk recently published, which r has had an iminense circulation in every w European countr The tributes which L Protestants pay fronnimme tot lnine .the a Church and her holy servants, show the all Impressions that are being made on the t minds of our separate brethren.; The Lon- ad don Beview, a well-known antagonist of our th< faith, thus comments on the above work: ILacordaire, Ravignainlboth dead-Pete. Felix and l'ere Hyacintlhe; these are the h names of muetlwhose fiame as Christian ora- th tors has lbeen heard by us though they have de spoken in another hifiguage, and have pro- b fessed another creed than our own. e read of them filling the churches of Pareit, -not with pious women only, but with men v who have been drawn, aside by an irre- ce sistible atttraction from the frivolities of a pleasure-seeking capital and the more pow erful seduction of a rooted scepticism, to come and listen to teaching against which their inclinations, their habits, their pleas ures, and their belief, such as it is, revolt. And these men are the product, not of tR different generations, but of one. It is not mi very long since the lips of Lacordaire and ed Ravignan were closed. -- The ears which listened to them listen to successors only a w little their juniors; and they are the pro duct of an age sceptically inclined, and of a h country which is but slowly emnering from th a deluge of infidelity. On our side of theth Channel we have nothing to show like this, of though perhaps we have not less need of it. We have here and there a popular preacher f run after by a coterie; but, with the excep- bo minister amongst us whose . "ame can be said to fill the corners of the earth, and even he is the apostle of a class, to whom S highly educated men might listen once for We curiosity. Yet in the Church of England " there is not less learning, perhaps there is somne respects more, than amongst French th ecclesiastics.; and certainly Nature has not been less generous of hler gifts in one case ti than in the other. In some degree this con trast may he due to tlhe great variety of pe denominations which exist amongst us, though it would not be unreasonable to expect that the conflict of sects would pro duce adifterent result. liBut moe probably wi it is owing to that continued state of war fare in which the Church of Rome finds wl herself with whatever is antagonistic to her whether it be Protestantism or infi -delty, or the authority of the State, or the na vices and corruption of society, or that in waste condition of humanity in which the heathen sits in darkness. No matter what recognized position she e may gain inthis country or that, approach-. ing to, or fulfilling, our idea of an estab lished church, her aim is still onward, reaching for more, impelled by an ambition hi which is never eatisfied, and to whose insuperable. The grain of mustard-see ~ must cover the whole earth. And for this warfare she has an army which is abso- [ lutely her own. The celibacy of her clergy detaches them from affections which divide H their allegiance. The vows of poverty ad id - bedience which, iu addition to celibacy, ai are the foundation of her monastic system, give her a body of picked troops still more separated from the world than the secular a clergy, :Indl ready to undertake any forlorn hope, no matter what. hardshilp r antler- a ings it may involve. To them there is no such thing as. self. This or that has to be done, and it must be done. When the Italian monk, who is sent by his superior into some village to give a '" mission, ' has preached without persuading his hearers to come to the tribunal of penance, he kneels a down, strips his shoulders and uses his dis cipline till the blood streams before their eyes. Then they come, for there is no preaching without practising in that. In our own country, two Redemptorist monks, some twenty years ago, undertook a mission in the South of England, so poor that at one time they were iterally starvififg. But they persevered, and they have since built several churches and founded flourishing homes in England and Ireland. These are samples of the zeal which inspires life into the matchless organization of the Church of Rome, and which goes far to account for her power of re-conquering what she has lost, and resisting the fire of that so-called enlightenmn'nt of. t'ni time under which other creeds are me;lting away. In all human probability the eloquence which filled Notre Dame with mulitudes, that hung upon Lacordaire's lips, and re claimed hundrede to the Christian faith, would have expanded in promoting his own interests at the bar of the Senate- He had chosen law for his profession, and he was so little likely to become a preacher that he had, from an early period, laid aside all re ligious belief. Infidelity was the mental habit of the intellectual youth of_ his day and he perhaps the more thgerly embraced it from thIe pious training he had received from his widowedmother, whlose singulnr destiny it was to see her five sons abandon their faith, but finally return to it. Recall ing this early period of his life, Lacordaire says that he made his first comumunion in the year 1814, being tlhen twelve years of age. "It was my last religious joy," Ihe says, "' the last ray whlicl mny mother's soul was to shed into mine. Ere long the shadows thickened aronllnt mine, a dismnal niht surrounded mne oni every side. :nnd no - longer di I receive fronm G(wd ill mIy conll- I science any sign of lif. - * My un derstanding deteriorted with mny morals, and I proceeded along thIe patlh of degrada Lion which is thg chctatsement of un,bclief, and the very reverse of reason." A mind which was so much master of it self as was that of Lacordaire warrants lus in believing his to have been at the early period of his life to whieh-it ntc .uld not wholly divest itself of tlhe impressions of a religious education: and this fact is worth noting for the comflrt of thlose whno htave had t1he clabrge of young Ipecrsonls, anld Ma-v been dianlnwiuatevd at scvu, their ccare followslt when young e come other innene than thoie- under ehi their early years have been spent It is' that the leseon has been taul I iholn vain. Trained as a pious Boulsa Sand then lapsing into infdelit., Lacordaire eould say .in- the .mit of unbelief: " I love the Gospel, for its mor ality is incomparable ; I respect its minis- f t;rs because they exercise a saltary Infiu- ci ence on society;" even though he had to add," b" t I have not received as my share P the gift of faith." In that state of transition through which m his mind passed before it rested on the J' Rock of Ages, he seems never to have lost 7 faith in the social importance of the Gospel, d tho'h he had no belief in its supernatural developm, et. Indeed, his seepticism must be dis -idished from that of the vulgar herd of dop rs.. It was the result neither " of vicious' in inition, nor of intellectual vanity, nor of mere superficial intellectual a cleverness, which, coupled with an affected t( cynicism and a want of sincerity, is the F cause of so much dfatulent infidelity. It " was rather due to his mind-entering upon a t4 new'and godless discipline before it had at- b fained maturity, and in those years, be- h tween twelve and seventee, whick do so a much to strengthen. or to pull to pieces, the foundation whlch ias been, laid by home k education. ge says in his memoirs: a ".r left college at the age of seventeen P with my faith destroyed and my morals in- O Jused, but upright, open, impetuous, sensi ble to honor, and a taste for letters and for b the beautiful; having before my eyes, as the guiding star of my life, the human ideal A of glory. This result is easily explained. Nothing bad supported our faith'in a system If of education in-which the word of God held a but a secondary place, and was enforced tl whilst at the same time, we are daily en- gaged in studying masterpieces and heroic examples of antiquity. The old pagan U world, presented to us in these sublime ' aspects, kindled within us a love of its vir- G tues, whilst the modern world, created by u the Gospel, remaiined entirely unknown to a us. Its great men, its saints, its civiliza- d tion, its moral and civil superiority, the a progress made by humanity under the in fluence of the Cross, totally escaped our ii notice. Even the history of our own coun try, scantily studied, left us wholly un moved : and we were Frenchmen, by birth ( without being so at heart. I am far, how- h ever, from joining in the condemnation I which some in our own time have passed on the study of the classies. We owedto them the sense of the beautiful, many precious E national virtues, great examples, and an intimacy with noble characters and memor- c able times; but we had not climbed high ' enough to reach the summit of the edifice, which is Jesus Christ; the friezes oT the v Parthenon concealed from us the domra f St. Peter's." ',Coming to Paris after he h)id completed his law studies, with the view of eterin fond i·n ·te ..iftlp ' " "~," be . ," had I caght th-echoes of publi J than I belnged' to the age by my love of I liberty, as entirely as had already been I identified with it :bynmy ignorance of God i and the Gospel." n Paris he lived, as he says, " por and solitary, laboringin secret at twenty yeats of age, without exterior enjoyments or agreeable ties in society, without attraction for the world or enthusi uasm for the theatre; in fact, without any passion of which I was conscious, unless it were a vague, tormenting desire of renown. Some slight success AI the court of assize moved me a little, but without taking any great hold of me." For two years, from 18'22 to 1824, he lived in.this state in a little attic chamber in the Rue Mont Thabor, working diligently at his law studies, but r beginning to feel that it was not-for such exercises that he had been sent into the n world. " At this time he writes: " This fire of en thusiasm and imagination which consumes e me was certainly never given me that it 1 might be quenched under the ice of the law, or stifled in positive , d arduous medita n tiops; but I am detained in my present Sposition by that force f reason which con e vinces me that to try everyth ng, and to be Salways changing one's place, is not the way w to change one's nature His first efforts at i the bar were so successful that M. Berryer d assured him he might rise to the flrSt rank if he would avoid th snare of his too ready eloquence. But the First President saw more clearly into the character of elo q, luence. "' Gentlemen," said her after one of b Lacordaire's pleadings, " this is not Patru; h, it is Bossuet." He had been little more Ii than a year in Paris when he wrote to one d of his friends, "Would you belieg it, I am every day growing more and more a Chrig1 tian t It is strange-this progressive chjge in my opinions. I am beginning tolieve, iand yet I was never more a phil er. A little philosophy draws usfrm religion, but a good deal of it bring us back again ra profound truth." A _w weeks later he ar detrmined to abando-rthe law, and to put n himself in traiininfor the priesthiood. re - in THE FitENCH LANUAL'OE.-A European of lettersays: "' The traveler through Europe he is struck by the extent to which the Freneh l lmnguage has penetrated nations foreign to he it. Following thie boundary line of France l fron lilgiunm on thie north, eastward and ino K5othwrlt' tO otie Mediterrana\it-he-, wilf ii- oberve how general thie use of the language n- in among thie bordering people. In Belgium, Is, French in almhost universally understood. !a- In anden it in generally understood and md spoken amnong the better classes. In west ern and southlwestern Switzerland it is the it- language of the people. In western Italy, us as fiar cast as Milimn, it is generally under ly stood. It is only whien in Verona and Man ml tuna, and still more in Venice, that tim people ns speak nothing but Italian. As a general is rule I have foaild that a well-dressed man ho is apt to Bleak Frelch, but in Ve"niec thi n rule failed, aml I found it rather rare for an - It;alian to, sleak k'rench." J)uaLr..-We are happy to state that -ar. chesater mart , tyr, . blint "w ra 1~rasted under the ltrd i-2etenant's wfmrnt anrd Slodgeda etl sn a *pm-whig hbe wps removed to Moutrn P rison, was on Tes- ti day, March 10, iberated. on the anorming of Sunar etikMardh, A w placards are .po l eetelerhn .be ' by the police ted throughout the citf Dublin. Eachb 'ore th~e `ual em= b ints of harp, crown, "hamrocka, £ pike head, etc. The Iris Zimes of March 16 Ays:y Five I men, nae\ John -Rooney, Robert Kelly, F John Hsrtly,-James Lwlessc, and Jre.mih o : Murphy, alias --Baekley*, were on SJtirday h dischaerged from Mountjoy Prison. They C were sent to Queenstown under 'escort, i where they are to elmbark for America: w The prisoners .constituted a -portion of the "Jackmell" expedition. " . The Freeman of a late data says: At an h Saunetion held at-Wind(i(Terrace, Kings town, the green silk finprented by a tl French statesman to the Irish Volaunteers, t was purchased by Major Irvine, of Monks- ri town and Enniskillen, a descendant of the tl Major Irvine who presided at the meeting si held at Dungannon on the 15th of Febri oa ary, 1782. . . is announced that the Government w have agreed to purchase the antiquarian i and archolg ieal collection of the late Dr. o Petrie, as well as the well-known specimen of early Irish art called the Tara Brooch. 1 Both are to be the property of-the nation, but it is intended that they should be deposited for the present in the Royal Irish Academy. . The iublin Irishman says: Informatioii I is wanted of Elizabeth Murphy,late of Bath1 avenue, Dublin; when last heard of was in the service of General Weitzel's family, to Quinn, G. P. 0. Dublin. b WEXFORD.-k Wexford correspondentiT a under. date of March 8, says : The Rev. James Brown, C. C., Baratown, parish of h Glynn, in this county, was, on the 29th ultimo, presented by his parishioners with a set of silver mounted harness and a Croy don. The gift was accompanied by a suit able address. The Wexford People says: The quiet r little chapel of the Presentation Convent in e this town was recently the-scene of one of a those beautiful ceremonies of the Church,; ' (always so full of interest for Catholics,) C the reception of a religious. The young lady, for whom the quiet of the cloister and the love of the heavenly bridegroom had a 1 stronger attraction than the wealth, pleas- 0 ure, and vanities of the world, was Miss Ellen Wall, (in religion, Sister Mary Vin- a cent,) only.daughter of the late William 9 Wall, Esq., of Loughtown, in this county. - The following are the names of those who i were sworn on the grand jury for the County c ,f Wexford at the spring assises: Lieutenant Colonel Harry Aleoek (foreman), R. S. d Doyne, Lieut. Colonel Charles G. Totten- I ham, I. Lambert, Richard Donovan B. W. I Hall Dare;, . EL Harve-y Go. Le H nte, William lBoter, An Mi rr ghbava- I J.. D. George.. M,. aher Captain D. W.eaZ . fla4ao ,n D.na JDeverenx, T. SHarman,iajor the 'Hon. J. Manly and e t eane. 'The calendanrmu e O'Brien announced, was a very light one. A QUEEN'S Coutwr.-The following are the Samee' of those who served on. the grand jury of the Queen's County at the last assizes:- Hon. John Wilson Fitzpatrick, M. it P.; Robert G:.Crosby, D. L.; William Cope it Cooper, J. P.; C. H. Bowen, J. P.; Thomas n Kemmis, D. L.; Robert Staples, D. L.; Lewis Moore, J. P.; WV. W. Despard, J. P.; my John Crosedale, J. P.; J. W. B. Scott, J. C.; Sir A. J. Walsh, Bart., D. L.; E. S. R. r, Smyth, D. L.; Major H. D.Carden, J. P.; lit Henry Trench, J. P.; Robert White, J. P.; clI Edmund Dease, D. L.; Michael Dunne, J. lie P-.; John Lyster, J. P.; William Kirk, J. I'.; R. M. Alloway, J. P.; A. Kirkpatrick J. P.; Beecher Fleming, J. P.; and Richard S. Hawkesworth, J. P.; Esqrs.- There were it only seven cases' on the calendar, one of w homicide, though not of an aggravated ' character, a case of sheep stealing, and two at or three assaults. CARLOw.-Miss Kate Crotty, of Tallow .street, Carlow, was recently received into the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy at a Camphill, Birmingham, England. rer VESTMEATH.-Tbe Dublin Irishman says: Information is wanted of James Glynn, of d Ballynegal, near Mulingar, county West wmeath. When last heard from was in the lo- State of Michigan, America. Any informa of tion concerning him will be thankfully received by his brother, Christopher Glynn, re at 4 Glengall Place, Belfast, county Antrim, Ireland. mie LOGFORD.-Th Ifriski Times, of March 6, says: Mr: Henry Robinson having re tired from the bttice of deputy governor of Longford prison, on superannuation, after .e. a service of nearly thirty-three years, the board of superintendence, at their meeting on, on Saturday, the 7th of Marcli, elected his he son, Mr. George Robinson, to fill the vacant Soffice. Mr. George Robinson has served in Longford and Leitrim prisons, and for seven years prior to May last discharged the onerous duties of Clerk to the County tan of Kildare Prisonat Naas ; his first appoint ipe ment as a prison officer was in 18 lch LoTI~r .-The Dublin Irishman says: If Sto Joseph M. Bird, a native -f Drogheda, will ne corresjlnd with Thomas Sheridan, No. 2 nd Holton street, )ublin, he will heatr some l to .-T';he .irish Time. in alluding to un, ,he( imirisonmnt in Dulin for tdeblt, of od. Mr. George Francis Train, has the follow mnd juing concerning a visit paid to the latter by :st- the wife of Captain Mackey - She told him the that her- maiden name was O'Connell, that uly, she was married to Captain Mackey a few ier- months since in one of the churches in Cork, an- and she showed her wedding ring, which •ple bears the name of "Ellen S. Lomasse." ral This, she stated, was the real name of her ian husband. Mrs. Mackey complained that this there were no funds for the defense of her anl husband, and--Mr.-nri intima-ting that he hadl given all his pocket money to Colonel Nagle_'OaaiCktintell prisoners, said he ourropld esewt~we waaaf.ra the Ameriha Minister at London, the re- 5' quest of wfMibl, however, was not compilid ,Lzwc..-Ao .llection for the Pope was made on the e Srmunday of Lent in the following parluhes of the Diocese of Kilfemora, when the :undermenatoned sums were .realied: Enistymon and Clouney, £18 5s.. Ballyaughan, £7 15s..iscannor, £6l;' ishanny, £3 5.. 2d.; Kilfenora, £1 is. Od.; Lisdooatvarna, £83; Carra, £6 10s.- --Total, 83 Os. 8d., The eportr, of a lat ..dte: says: The Lord Bishop has a pointed the Rev. Thoa. Fiterald, C.C., Kilmallock, administrator of the ah f Fedamore. His lordship has trapsferred the Rev. Joseph Bourke, C.C., Bruf to Rathkeale. Hev. Mr. Kest- k ing, C.C., rathkeale, to eapps; Rev. Ed ward Dwyer C.C., Cappa, t Bru. . A Limerik .correspondent, under date of March , : Intelligence reached here from ilteel, in thi county, that in tb consequence of private information received, - the constabulary there stationed proceeded n to t-he Roman Catholic chapel, and having ripped up a portion of the flooring under b the altar found onehundred pikes, seventy six of whidh were in the most perfect state of preservation having been well sled and t1 pped in flannel cloth. The -weapon+ removedtothe police lietion of Cappnapl b m6e, and the matter has been officially communicated to the lord lieutenant. CIamn.-The Limerick Reporter says: The New District Lunatic Agylum for Clare, c which has just been built from the plans of Messrs. Keane and logarty, architects, by Mr. Meade, of Dublin, is one of the fnest c looking buildings of the kind in the south of Ireland. It will be handed over by Mr. o Meade in a few days t~ the governors. Dr. Daxont who has been 'appointed resident P phiimsn, has already taken u his uartere been declared contractor for the building of a new church in Ennis. Mr. F. Cullinan, Session Crown'Solicitor, 3 has been appointed attorney and solicitor to the grand jury of the county Clare. i TIPPERARY.-The Advocate says : Mr. Richard Carey, The Lodge, Synone, near c Cashel county Tipperary, has invented a s rifle which is capable of firing sixty or sev enty shots per minute; in fact, it will fire as quick as one can pull the trigger, as there f is little else to be done in the use of it. The construction is most simple. KERRY.-By a rescript received recently m Home th Very Rev. John Mawe P. c P., V. G., Tralee, has been appointed Dean of Kerry.. The Tralee Chronicle reports that a high and honorable compliment was aid by the grand jury to one of its oldest and most -valued members,-Mr James O'Connell, who had so well earned the name of the Nestor of the Kerry grand jury. The public out side most warmly concur in this tribute to noble personal worth and distinguished public services. The compliment was the presentation of an address. ,W1r-snsoa. -The Waterford Citizsen ays thlat Mr. Blake is the only member of n ho has had the manliness to insist on an inquiry into the facts connected with-the death of, the political prisoner Lyneh, at Mountjoy. Should any aeglect be proved against the physician, Dr. Young, d he will lose his berth, though he is a protege e of the Government. Ai-NtR . iu h • we* says--The-Rer e William O'Neill, of Shane'sCastle county d Antrim, is to be created a peer tUniited ,t Kingdom by the title of Baron O'Neill. ARtxAcH.-The lord lieutenanimt-has ap e pointed William Dobbin, Esq., of Gardiner's Place, Dublin, to the clerkship of the Crown for the county of Armagh, in the room of Leonard Dobbin, Esq., resigned. The name of James Weir, late of Kinne goe, in the county of Armagh, laborer, has appeared in the insolvent list. George Gray, Esq., of,Glen Anne Mil M Market Hill, county Armagh, has been p ; pointed to the commission of the for that county. .--- ws DONEGAL.--A new Catholic church was e recently dedicated at a place called Drima ,t rone, in the parish of Inver, of which Very d Rev. Dean Feelyis pastor, by the Most Rev. o Dr. McGettigan. A glimpse of the new building is had from the high road, which w leads from Donegal to Glenties, a few miles , after the traveler has passed the parish cha t pel at Frosses.- The erection of this new church under the shadows of Bin-Banehe :. white peak fourteen hundred and ety jf feet,) will supply a great want in s re t- mote. district, where a large population, ex ie clusively Catholic, some five hundred fami B. lies, since the days of persecution, were Ly obliged to worship in the open air, exposed to the cold, rain, and storm, with the blue vault of heaven above them. Solomon Darcus, Esq., of Gardenmore, :h Larne, county Antrim, has been appointed e. to the commission of the peace for the coun of ty Donegal. er The first of a new spring fair was held in le Balla on the 5th ultimo. There was a very 3g large supply of superior cattle, in excellent is condition, exhibited, but the buyers were nt few. Messrs. Thomas and John Nally had in twenty bullocks each, and were offered £15, or but would not sell at that figure. cd SLIGO.-The Sligo .fdepesrdsnt announces ty with regret the death bM-PcMeDonagh. Esq., it- solicitor, at the age of thiry-five years If Sligo, has been .appointed Governorof Sligo ill and Lei -pit·hrfepital for the insane. .2 The Sligo Champion says: It is a strange e- fact that Buckley, who was a witness for the -Crowni.ratist Warren and Costello at the to DIublin Commission. owes his life to Costel of lo. Before reaching land, pn thb Waterford w- coast, Buckley was in-thet -water, and being by a bad swimmer, he had gone down the third nm time when Costello gallantly dived after, iat brought him up, and at great personal riskP w ultimately saved Buckley's life. If it had k, not been for the heroism of Costello, there ch was an enid of Buckley, and the Crown ·." would not have had any evidence of what ier occurred on board the Jackmeil previous to tat the visit of the pilot Gallaghei. We onm !er mend this fact to the Royal Humane Soc:ety be- d to all who have a slpark of hunmanitr in ei their breasts. An old bch#eL e for: a wife "asfollows. Of gt her: S" I want a -wife, a Atrte wife. A girl that, all my own. STo oook isy mels and cheer my life, With asmiing wea'and tone. SA irl that arimpledge a vow s To any oh bat me.; That's been brought up to milk a cow, r, Andliave watm cakes for tea. - " She must be graceful as the bell Upon the liy found And-make suc butter as-will sell For forty cents a pound." -A- high-rent-A hole in your hat. Water is-better in the sea than in stocks. Can people who poke fun bfalled po kers T The lap of luxury-A cat enjoying her milk. Extension table-The multiplication table. - A good march-The march of improve I ment. I The lot which woman would share-The r ballot, uIt is generally easier to pay attention l than debts. s He who lives to no purpose, lives to a bad-purpose. Search others for their virtues, and thy self for thy vices. Why is a learied man like scarlet- Be cause he is deep read. Virtue, carity, and modesty-the three t charming gaces of wo)man. b When the thermometer falls, how often, on an average,-doesit break t It is a mistake to suppose the sun is sup t ported in the sky by its beams. The more man possesses perfection, the If posseassecetatiort - Why is a restless man in bed like a law yer y Because he lies on all sides. r Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it every day, and at last wecannot break it. The man who took his position probably r carried it away, as he hasn't been seen a since. S Generosity wrong placed; Itcometh a e vice- a princely mind will undo a private e faunily. e It is a good sign to see the color of health upon a man's face, but not to see it all con centrated in his nose. - n Action is the greatest law; it is by steady. strong, continuous action that all great h works are accomplished. - -Why should hanging be entitled capital pt punishment when the man of capital has o the best chance of escape? r "How is coal this morning t" said a man Sin a coal yard to an lrishman. "Black as id ver, be jabbers," said Pat. oe The hog may not be thoroughly posted in. arithmetic, but when .you come to sqruare w root, he is there-ths hdgis. of A chap says ihe cared palpitation of the Soe by th a atio of anther palpit d sting heart to e part affected. ir No man will ever fully :-nd out what he l is by a mere survey of himself. He must 1 explore if he would know himself. Why should a woman be called one of rthe beas suce when it is well known that y all the beaux belong to the other sex. A The young lady who fell dead-in love with a young gentleman, immediately re p- vived on being asked to name the day. s Grap ever with opportunity. And as Sou dnot know when an opportunity will of along, keep your grappling irons al sys ready. e- here are truths which some despise, - cause they have not examined them; and which they will not examine, because they . despise them. ar A gentleman standing at his door, was asked by a huckster whether he was- the as man of the house ? In a subdued tone he a- replied, " No, my wife is." y When a friend once told Plato what v- scandalous stories his enemies had propa .w gated concerning him, " I will live so," re 8h plied the philosopher, "that no one shall believe them." There is no funeral so sad to follow as he funeral of our own youth, which.. we been pampering with fond desires, hopes, and alLthe bright berries that lpng in poisonous clusters over the ,i path oflife. re A SLIGHT MISTAKE.--The French corre ed spondent of a daily paper, in a recent letter, ue tells us that .t-tlhere are in France no less than thirty thousand deaf and dumb." These figures are, without a doubt ed Excuse us Sir--" all a hum;" n- 'Tis fall well-known by every " lout" That sillions there are dumb." - The following letter is a perfect model in t its way: "Dear Brother-I've got one of re the handsomest farms in the State, and have 4 it nearly paid for. Crops are good, prices Snever were better. We have had a glorious revival of religion in our church; and both .our children (the Lord be praised!) are con es verted. Father got to be rather an incum *I brance, and last week I took him to the Spoor-house. Your affectionate brother." go WANTED.-A blanket from an oyster-bed. A key to fit a lock of hair. ge A lellows to blow a man's nose. he A skiff to cross th'e river of lifi. he A mulp to ride throighl thre valley of death. l- A .featherfromnrthelvinW ftime-- - rd Some tobacco for the pipe of a steamboat. g Some splinters from the election polls. rd Some griivel from the road to rulin. ar Some buttons from the mantle of night. A dog whose bark is like that of a tree. ad A scarf for a neck of land. re A hook on which to hang the close of a vn lecture. Lat A blacksmith to mend a broken heatrt. to A hairfor the head of a sheet. n- Some hay and oats for a xightmare. ty A small air-cantle to aceflmnodate a large in family of invisible Ibeings. A portrait of the man in the moon.