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The morning star and Catholic messenger. (New Orleans [La.]) 1868-1881, April 12, 1868, Morning, Image 6

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" 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.

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