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~1 ff~*r9prp~. Icesrs~ ani·a~z~n
. -1 '·ro e h· r t l~jr A' : 5
the Emieatt Divine's bermon, Do :ity
Uvered In Wash~agtO hat1
Subjectt "'Wings of Seraphim." bad
Tesx: "With twain he covers I his face, the
and with twain he eovere. his feet, and with for
twain he did fly. '-Isaiah vi., 2. f
In a hospital of leprosy gool Kin C'ia h froi
had died, and the whole land was shadowed to
with solemnity, anud theological and pro- ton
,phetie Lsaiah was'thlnking ahbout religious 1t1
things. ;Ls ony is apt to do in time of great it
ntlionar bereavement, and forgetting the cie
presence of his wife and two sons, who ma loe
up his family, hie has a dream not like the ere
dreams of ordinary character, which gee- i:t
erally come from indigestion, but a vision tv;
most instructive, and under the touch of the ito
haud of the Almighty. I
The place, the ancient temple-building
grl 1, awful, majesti. Within that temple t
a u cne higher and.grander than that oc. tin
c.upiet by any czar or sultan or emperor.
Oa that throne, the eternal Christ. In lines 112
surrounding that thrine, the brightest celes- o
tiats, not tihecherubim, but higherththbe, y,
the moit exquisite and radiant of the hear- h:
enly inhabitanits-the sc:raphim. They are
called burners because they look like fire
lips of tfire, eyes of fire, feet of fir". In adl
diltonto the features and the limbs, which 1 or
suggest a human being, there are pinions in
which suggest the lithest, the swftest, the th'
most buoyant and the most' aspiring of all 111
unintelligent creation-a bird. Each seraph rif
had six wings, each two of the wings for a 1Iv
difleient purpose. Isaiah's dream quivers So
and flashes-withl these pinions, now folded, bli
now spread, rqyw beaten in locomotion. "I
*'With twainhlie covered his feet, with twain sp
he covered his face, ant with twain he did in
fly." "
The probability is that These wings were hie
" not all used at ones. The seraph standing wi
there near the throne, overwhelmed at the en
insignuieanuee of the paths his feet had bu
trodAln as compa:red with the paths trodden an
by thefeet of Gol. and wth the lameness of th
his locomotion amounting almost to decrepf- th
d tude as compared with the divine velocity, to
with feathery veil of angelic modesty hides in
the feet. "With twain he did cover the in
feet." .
SStan ling there, overpowered ly the over- hi
natcthlng gsplendors of Gol's glory and un- si
f a lo longer with the eyes to look upon them ra
and wtshlinithose eyes shaded from the in- lb
suiTerable glory, tne pinlons gather over the gi
countenauce. "With twain he didcover the w
face.' Then, as God tells this seraph to go nm
to the farthest outpost of immensity ol at
message of light ant love and joy and get tc
lo back before the first anthem, it does not take O
the seraph a great while to spread himself a
t- upon the air with unimagined celerity, one ai
Sa sroke of the wing equal to 10,000 leagues of w
pir. "With tw:ain he did fly." he
a The tmot practical and usefutL lesson for
a- you tntd mn, when weese the seraph spread- se
e. In: his wings over the feet, is the lesson of m
humility at imperfcction. The brighest T
angels of God are sv' far beneath God that m
He charges them with folly, the seraph so ri
fa:r beneath God and we so far beneath the sI
t scraplh in "ervice we ought to be plunged in ,
humility, utter and complete. Our feet, how E
Inacerd they have been in the divine ser
\ice! Our feet, how many missteps they a
i:ave taken! Our feet, In how many paths
of worl:tlinesi and oilly have they walked! n
Ih s0ount the praises of the human foot.
With that we halt or climb or march. It is o
the foundation of the physical fabric. It is d
the baso of na God poise. column. With it ,
e. the warrior braces himself for hattle. With tl
it the orator plants h mself for eulogium.
its With it the toiler reaches his work. With it Is
Ihe outraged stamps his indignatione, its loss ! .
an irrl'parable disaster, its health anu uval- i b
ad unble equipment. If you want to know its b
1C. valiu". ask the man whose foot paralysis iath o
shrivels I, or machinery hath crushed, or
ut surgeon's knifehath amputated. The Bblte ti
e1 honors it. Especial care. "Lest thou dash
thy foot against a stone," "He will not suffer
thy foot to hbe moved." "Thy feet shall not
Sstunble." Espeelal charge, "Keep thy foot I
P. twhin thou goest to the house of God."
Especial peril, 'Their feet shall slide in due
' time." Connected with the world's dissolu
tion, "HIe shall set one foot on the sea and f
the other on the earth." y
fGive me the history of your foot,and I will
- give you the history of your lifetime. Tell s
me up what steps it hath gone, down what f
declivities and in what roads and in what t
directions, and I will know more about you I
than I want to know. None of us could en- a
dure the scrutiny. Our feet not always int
paths of God, sometimes in paths of worldli- 1
ness. Our feet,. a divine and glorious ma- t
chinery for usefulness and work, so often
making mistepse, so often going In the wrong
direction. God knowing every, step, the
patriarch saying, "Thou settest a print on v
the heels of my feet," Crimes of the hand,
Scrmes of the tongue, crimes of the eye.
crimes of the ear not worsethan orimes of t
the foot. Ob, we want the wings of.humility
IS. to cover the feet! Ought we not to go into
- self abnegation before the all searching, all
ice scrutlinilog, all trying eye of God? The i
up seraphs do. How much more we? "With
twain le covered his feet."
All this talk about the dignity of human
nature is braggadocio and sin. Our nature t
started at the hand of God regal, but it has a
) been pauperized. There is a well in Belt
Sglum which once had very pure water, and I
it was stontuy masoned witlPstone and brick, t
- but that well afterward became the centre
sr of the battle of Waterloo. At the opening of
a. the battle the soldIers with theirsabers com
pelled the gardener, William ron Kylsom, to
draw water out of the well for them, and it
was very pure water. Bat the battle raged,
and 800 dead and half dead were fiqung into I
the well for quick and easy burial, so that
the well of refreshment became the well of
dleath, and long after people looked down
Into the well- and they saw the bleached
skulls, but no water. So the human soul
was a wellor good. but the armiesof sn have
fought around it and fought aerosse it and
Sbeen slain, and it has become a well of skele
tons. Dead hopes, dead resolutions, dead
opportunities, dead ambitions. An aban
doned well unless Christ shall reapen and
purify and fill it as the we!l of Belgium
never was. Unclean, unclean.
Another seramplaio posture In the text,
'Withtwaln he covered the Lace." That
means reverence Godwar. Never so much
Irreverence abroad in the world as to-day.
1S. You see it in the defaced statuary, in the
- outting out of figure from fine paintings. in
I the hippinlg of monuments for a memento,
in the fart that military guard must stad at
the grave of Lincoln and Garfield, and that
be old shade trees must be cat down for fire
wood, though fifty George P. Morrlse beg
Do the woodmen to spare the tree. and that calls
a corpse a cadaver, and that speaks of death
as going over to the majority, and substi
ia tutes for thei reverent terms father and
of mother "ibhe oi man"and "the old womsan,"
ant finds nothing impressive n the rins of
Baaibre or the columns of Karnae, and sees
cr no difference nla the habbath from other days
c- ex.'ept it allows more dissipation, and reads
ne the Bi:le in what s called higher criticism
mi making it not the word of God, but a good
book with some fine things in it.
ad- Irreverence never so muac abroad. How
Smany tak.' the name of God in vain how
ts many trivial things sail about the Atmiahtvl
l Not wi ling to have God in the world, they
roll up an idea of sentimentality and hb.
in manltirianism nid impudence and imbecll
Sity gnd call it God. No wings of rereverence
overlthe face, no takiaF off of shoes on holy
h ground. You can tell room the way theytalk
u .they could have made a better world than
[1 thi., and that the God of the Bible shocks
e:very sense of proprietry. The' talk of the
lovey f God in a way that shows you they be
lici\e :t does not nmake any d fferenae bow
IPa :a t:un is here he will come in at the
shining gate. Theytalk of the love of God
in a way which shons you they think it is a
gweua jaila dethiery for nall the abandoned
aind the soonln'lrely of the universe. No
punishment hereafter for any wrong done
It verence for shamni. lreverenea'or the old
n-.r'ly bel use it is ")ld, reverence for situ
pility however learned, reveri'nee for in
capacity however finely inaugaratad, I have
none. But we want more rereverence- for
God, more reverence for the sacraments,
more reverence for the BIlde. more rever
easae for the pure, more reverence for the
good. everenep a characteristle of all
great atures. You hear it in the roll of the
master oratorios. Younsee it in the Baphaels
and Titlans and CGhiadsooi". You study It
tn tbhe-arobitectuer of the Ahollrae and
Christopher Wre.. Do not le flippant
about God. D aot joLke about deatb. .D)6
not make fna about the Bible. Do not de
ride the Eteeal. The brl~htest aw mltht
iest sr~o' 'ewsaot :ook uabashaeel uIpo
Bitr , Invo'natarly the Wingas eame 'p
-- h W ataw he eanveal bMa h.""
GQI bhds srid s itwhro R lbs Snraat
41 ' tItts wseaco? Thea.
,i C;
who was in the employ of Aleradncr the
Great, and-he offered to hew a mountain in
the shape of his master, the emplror, the
enormous figure to hold in the left hand a
city of 10,00) inhabitants, while in the right
hand it was to hold a basin large enough to
collect all the mountain torrents. Alexan
der applauded him for his ingenuity, but for BA]
bade the enterprise because Cf its costliness.
Yet I have to tell you that oar King holds in
one hand allthe cities of 'the earth, and all
the oceans, while he has the stars of heaven
for his tiara.
Earthly power goes from hani to hand
from Henry I to Henry II and Henry Ill,
from Charles I to Charles If. from Louis I'
to Louis It an I Louis III, but from everlast
ing to everlasting is God. G.l the fl-st, God Dr.
the last, Gad the only. He has onetclescope,
with which he sees everything-his omnis
cience. He hta one bridge, with which he
crosses everytllhing--his omnipresence. He
has one hammer, with which he builds
everything-hLs omnipotence. Pat two 11
lablespoonfuls of water in the palm of con
your Land, and it will overflow, but Isaiah hay
ind i:tes that God puts the Atlantic, and Thf
the Paciiie, and the Aretie, and the Antare- thai
tie, and the Me Itterranean. and the Black par
Sea, andil all the wa:ers of th t earth in the kin
hollow of His hirtud. The ilniers the beach T
oi one sit:e.the wrist the beach on the other. to I
"HeIt holdeth the water in the hollow of His Irce
hhaul." tha
As you take a pinch of silt or powder be- pro
tweoI yuur th:umb an.t two fingers, so Isaiah I
;ndicates Go:d takes up the earth. He meas- ed
ur, tie dunst or the earth, the original there I'.
in iica:ing that (4onl takes all the dlust of all wh
the ~cotin-tn s b'.tweeu the thutrn' and two tur
Ulniters. You wrap aronuul your hand a blue he
ribbon five times, len times. You say it is tiol
five ha:1 breadths or it is ten hand breadths.
So indicates the prophet Gol winds the live
blue ribbon of the sky around His haul. eril
"He metuth out the heavens with a '
span." You know that balances are tdt
mlile of a beam suspende t In the middle the
with two basins at the extremity of equatl si
heft. in that way what vast heft has been ful
weighed! But what are all the balances of Pb
earthly manipulatihn compared with the ret
balances that Isaiah saw suspended when he rei
saw God putting into the scales the Alps and de:
the Apennines auni Mount Washington and no
the Sierra Nevadas? You see the earth had
to be ballasted. It would not o fohave too tut
much weight in Europe, or too much weight da
in Asia, or too much weight in Africa or in
Amerlca, so when God made the mountains Ra
he weighed tohem. The Bible distinctly we
saye go. Go I knows the weight of the great so
ranges that cross the contidents, the tons,
the pounds avoirdupois, the ounces, the or
grains, the millegr ems-just how much they ar
weighed then and just how mu h they weigth se
) now. "He weighed the mountains in scales
1 and the hills in a balance." Oh, what a God :
t to run against! Oh, what a Got to disobey! so
e Oh, what a God to dishonor! Oh. what a re
God to defy! The brightest, the mightiest th
angel takes no familiarity with God. The at
wings of reverence are lifted. "With twain L
he covered the face."
Another seraphic posture in the text. The ve
seraph must not always standstill. He must laI
f move, and it must be without clumsiness. to
t There must be celerity and banuty in the w,
d movement. "With twain he did fly.'= Cor- n
o rectiqn, exhilaration. Correction at our W
a slow gait, for we only crawl in the service
La when we ought to fly at the divine bidding.
W Exhilaration in the fact that the soul has hi
wings as the seraphs have wings. What is P4
y a wing? An instrument of locomotion. p1
They may net be like seriphs' wing, they 31
may not be lilke birds' wing, but the soul has hi
r. wings. GOd saysso. "He shall mount up to
is on wings as eagles." We are made in the at
Is divine image, and God has wings. The Bible A
it says so. "Healing In His wines." "Under yi
11 the shadow of His wings." -"Under Whose C
I* wings hest teou come to trust." The
it soul with folded wing now, wounded m
s wing, broken wing, bleeding winge caged P
- wing. Aye, I have it now! Caged within ei
is bars of bone and under curtains of itesh, but N
it one day to be Tree. I lhear the rtstle of fr
tr pinions in Seagrave's poem which we some- st
a times sing:
Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings. P
)t I hear the rustle of pinions in Alexander E
)t Pole's stanza, where he says: T
I mount, I fly.
1 O death, where Is thy victory?
1- Oh, peopleof God, let us stop.playing the tl
d fool and prepare for rapturous flight. When n
your soul stands on the verge of this life,
II and there are vast precipie' beneath and
II satpphired domes above. which way will you a
it fly? Will you swoop, or will you soar? Will a
yt you fly downward, or will y nu fly upward? a
u Everything on the wing this day bidding us I
1. aspire. Holy Spirit on the wing. Angel of I
in the New Covenant on the wing. Time'on
i- the wing, flying away from us. Eternity on li
a- the wing, flying toward us. Wings, wings, O
tn wings! b
aR Live so near to Christ that when you are n
16 deal people standing by your lifeless body
in will not soliloquize, sayin-; "What a dis- ti
d, appointment life wits to him! How averse he
e, was to departure! What a pity it was he hadl
of to die! What an awful calamityl" Rather
ly standing there m y they see a sign more
to vivid on your still face than the vestiges of &
3ll pain, something that will indicate that
ie It was a happy exit, the clearance from a
th oppressive quarantine, the cast-off chrysa
lie, the molting of the faded and the useless,
Ln and the ascent from malarial valleys to
re bright, shining mountain tops, and be led to
i say, so they stand there contemplating your
- humility and your reveren.e in life and your e
md happiness In death, "With twain be coovered
k, the feet, with twain he eovered his face
re with twain he did fly." Wings, wings, wingsI
to Our Father, which art in heaven, reveal
It Thyself to us ere we are trpnslated to Thee !
d, We have been matking too much of the
:o bridge of death. We have saitd. "first death.
at and then revelation :" Thou sayest, "first
of revelation and then death." Thou wouldst
rn not have us taste of death until we have
ed seen the kingdom of Christ. Let the power I
el of His resurrection precedle the fellowship
ve with His sufferings. Let the vision of Mount
ad Nebo anticipate tlue promised land. Teach 1
e- us beforehand the language of the new
ad world. Sclld s in advalice robes of the
u- tpper san'tuary. W\i, would hot te in
id clothed even by death, but only clothed
.m upon. We would have something to
carry with us when we leave the
t. sun and moon behind us. We would
at have a framrment of Thyself li our emptied
sh hand. Give us a gleamn of Thy light when
.y tile winoiws of the sense are darkened.
he Glive us a brea;h of Thy love when the
in breathing of our hearts is low. Give us a
o0 whisper of Thy voice when the voices of
at earth are faint. Put the ehlld-Chrlst in the
at arms of the ding Sllmeon. Let un come to
0' the tomb through the garden. and forget the
5R fading by reason of the flowers. Let us be
is led by the hand of life through the valley of
th the shadow of death. Our departure shall
ii- be no seveirance, if,ere we go, we shall meet
ad with Thee-(eioige MathCsou. D. D., in
," "BSearchings in the Silence. "
T.rPlit iu CE Iw8Xaw AND NOT'i.
SThe saloon rosters vice for prollt and de
m stroys virture for a pr:c '.
o The saloon is the constant horror of every
wife; every husbandt should therefore fight
ew the saloon.
w The saloon thrives on the ruin of mon;
tl every true woman should therefore oppose
ey the saloon.
' The man who eats clove',
I M iay disguise Ils conditioni
But he's never quite freo
k From the breath of suspielon.
an The saloon is the plr lt of commanoo, the
cks destroyer of industry, the robber of wealnth.
the The business man who does not oppose the
be-, aloon is, to put it mildly, not sgacious.
ow I'm not afraid of anarchy if you will
the abolish the saloon. It is not the pipe flllel
lod with dynamite th:at is the real bomb, it is the
Sa bo:tle on the saloon sihelf.-Dr. P. 8. Hen
sed on.
No Hereafter no meloxer of the Masonio
ane lrerniiy in Minnesota cai sell intoxicants,
aolnd 100 persons now in the liquor business
dt will be expell.ed from the Order ft they do
not change their occupation.
Old Adam, in '"As You I.ike It," in refor.
~ rinag to his vtorous old agoe says: "I never
Inr my youth applied hot and rebeilious
Lts lquors to my blood." This Il a piece of
8h hakeperesn wisdom which should be
the Judge bty, of the Moouniolpl Court, Bos
lton, ia an adrss on the problem of crime,
id that while be was not a radical or a
nd tanatlio on the temetrunce qostion, ho "b'e.
at lievedthbat the saloon is a menace to the plb
D6 lie weltre."
d- Rev. E. C..Dinwiddle. of Ohio, has been
It- applnted State ulnarintoudea t for the
m Punnsylvania Auti-,aloon League, and will
apt have headquarters at lsrviebParg, Peno.
It Is the putpose o the Antt-4tloon League
st totherongloreta he It a Roi ,~,g.
Dr. Chlvers, According to Best Authority,
Did Not Inspire "The Raven"-Letter tb
From Mr. J. P. GraveS. to
If my good friend Wallace Reed had not go
come forward as Poe's defender. I should w<
have refrained from further mention of Dr.
Thomas Holley Chivers. It seemed to me
that enough haid been written by outside
parties to provoke it clearer expl::s" from his it,
kindred or more intimate friends. el
There is still a shadow over his relations
to Edgar A. Poe. That they were personal Wi
frielnds is prove . but as to who preceded in ca
that Ipeculiar style of lyric poetry is not ha
proven. hi
I have an interesting letter from ta cultur
ed old gentleman of ('ollege Park, Mr. James cl
P. Graves, father of John T'emple Graves, e
who says that while a college boy on his re
turn home to Washington, Wilkes county,
he visited Dr. Chivers and had a conversa
tion with him. lie says: oa
"This eofversation awakened in mee thh
liveliest interest. He spoke of an ,essay or
criticism he had just written for the South- In
ern Literary Messenger, of llichuonnd. inerti- it
tltlitng a comparison of the literary merits of L
the poets. Byron and Shelley. 'Ihe impres
ion made on me wag that it was a taster
ful iroduction. He spoke of his 'Lost
Pleiades' and other poens: said he had just
received a letter from Poe. and I think Ire
read it to me,. and he mentioned correspou
deuce with olther distinguished men of the fl
l north. h
"The picture given of him in the ('onsti
tution Ls most ncunrate. His comple'xion was
dark especially so under the eyts.
"The idea that Dr. ( hivers inspired 'The a
Paven' or any way aided in its production
was not in that day entertained by any one
so far as I knew.
"Dr. Chiver's style of talking was very a
ornate, and he appeareil familiar with the fs
arts and sciences and to be a very erudite
scholar. I used to wonder why he was no'
more recognl:ed by tle learned . of both a
s exes. but supposed it was bIecae he wats
something of a recluse, and preferred to pi
revel in his own dreamy and poetical
thoughts. There was no show of wealth
about him, nor did he seem to care for any. 11
Long after that he removed to I)ecatur, t
where lie died and was buried. Mrs. Clli
vers was a cultured and most estimable
lady. For farther information. I refer you
to D)r. F. T. Willis. of Richmond, Va., who m
was a half brother to the late Samuel Bar
nett, of Washington, (Ga., and also to Judigr
r William Iteece and Rev. F. T. Simpson, of
a Washington."
So it seems that if Dr. Chivers did not t
s himself bring charges of plagarism against
s Poe. but remained his friend and corres
pondent, the lill should ie "'nol lpro(.ed."
r More espec.ially is this so since Mr. (iraves,
, himself then a young man of clasciul cul
p ture and I contemporary, never heard of
s such a charge, anti Poe's biographer in
a Appleton makes mention of a life of Poe
sr yet to be published that was written by Dr.
e Chivers. I
When I last wrote on this snbject it was
1 my impression that Dr. Chivers was Mr.
:t Poe's senoir not only in years, but in poeti
a cal work, and as they were bosoin friends in
t New York, that Poe drew his inspiration
f from the doctor; but more lmatere ri'leetion
- satisfiles me that Wallace 'Reed is right.
My wife sais the is. She has ibut little
patience with peoplle who seek to rob the I
deatd or who destroy the idols of her youth.
Ever since she used to recite 'William
Tell," the hero of the lakes, as her Friday
evening sleec.h at school 'he has been mad
with the man who lirst discovered that
it there was no such hero, or if there was hle
never shot an apple from off his boy's head.
Poe was certainly a gifted genius, for his
i prose is as marvelous as his poetry. Both
are artistic, ingeniols, dreamy and of the
tborders of fairy land. But they live in the
f admiration more than in- the heart. For
i' poe' that chiarm our humarn nature and
't linger In the soul of memory I would rather
'a read Goldsmith, Gray. Cowper, Coleridge.
n Burns and Tom Hood than any others.
8' Byron's are grand and stately in their
beauty; but 'to not melt down within us and
re make us bwtter, kinder and more loving.
ly The most beautiful lyric poem ever writ
' ten is, I think, Coleridge's "Genevieve."
it When I was a young map I read it with
r supreme delight and it has not yet lost its
charm. My sympathy for love and lovers is
still alive and glowing and my souT is thrill
a ed with ecstacy when I read how he won his
"bright and beauteous bride." That poem
and Goldsmith's "Hermit" I committed to
s memory more than half a century ago and
' I dearly love to recall them.
For solemn, serious meditation on the
vanity of earthly things there is no poem
r equal to Gray's "Elegy."
For home and heart Burns leads all in
SFor exquisite pathos that appeals'to our
charity and our pity there is nothing in the
English language so affecting as Hood's
'a *'Song of the Shirt."
S On this side of the water we have some
he few poets whose works have stood and will
Scontinue to stand the test of time. Marco
SBozzaris is sublimity itself. In thought and
st execution as a single poem it stands alone
Sand unrivaled. I would rather have com
er posed it than to have been Wellington at
Ip Waterloo.
nt gomehow I have no taste for poetry that
eh has to strain for language or that has to
, hunt the dictionary for unusual or unecom
he mon words. such as ailden, gloaming, sheen,
n etc. Nor for poetry that has to strain for
d rhymes, It reminds me of the freshman's
to first effort:
he "Daddly built a well sweep,
id The wind blew it down--sheep."
ed The rhyme should be as natural as the
en sentiment.
d. All of our best hymns have been handed
e down to us from famous English author.
a With but a few exceptions there have been
Snone written within the century. Did these
old authors exhaust the field or has the
Sspirit of sacred poetry departed? Who
writes a hymn now? But even some of these
f old popular English hymns are quite faulty
all or unfortunnate in expression. When I was
et a boy I used to hear "Come thou fount of
in every blessing" sung very often in our
church and I got the idea into my head that
angels' tongues were made of flve, for the
hymn p.ays, "Sung by flaming tongues
above." I did not like that nor do I likeit
e- yet. That kind of mtsie is a little too hot
for mortals to appreciate and adds nothing
to the attractiveness of heaven.
I reckon I am hypercritical about such
things, but I can't help it. When the
smiles in verse are unnatural they distress
; me. As much as I admire Longfellow I
Shave never beeni reconciled to the lines:
"As a feather is wafted dtownward
From an eagle in his flight."
There is nothing like the falling of uiark
ness in that to me. It is a strain of thought:
he might as well have said, "From a tuzzard
Ib. in his flight," and that would have been
the horrid. The coming of darkness is a lbig
thing and shrouds the tnr'll from horizon to
vill horizon, but the falling of a stray feather
!e from a bird is a very little thling--too little
the foa comparison. But I recekon it is mean
en- to find fault with a poet who wrote so many
beautiful poems. I was only ruminnating.
Sometimes a change of expression birings Its
down suddenly fromthe sublime to the ridic
is, ulous. Webster's last worLs were whis
wered, "I still live," but a young mnan I
k ew undertook to repeat thtm and sa!t,
"Boys, I'm not dead yet.' and all the solem
alty disa!lpeared- DILL ACr. in Atlaht C",n
er titution.
ens - --
Tll BsnEWaR'S DOn.
bWhile walking one evening along one of
Sthe streeis of the North End, os8toa, We saw
two men sapporoina third, who appeare I
Snahbleto walk. ' What is the mattar?" we
b laquired. *Why," wans the reply, "the poor
man has been badly bitten by the brewer's
t dog." " 'Indeet "we said, fe!ingsomewhat
concernel at the disaster. "Yes, sir, and ha
t' isnot the first by a goodrl many that has ben
the thus hiltten." 'r"Whydo tihey not kill tih:
ill do qt" "Ah, sir, he onttt to have beene ma e
na away wrth-loon ag., but thelaw won't allot
gr I t. It is the stronag drink, r--tha's ths.
Itd brewrt's dog.'-la'liztM [email protected]@ MJu
Re Pewgat the 3laseas.
The eatleet authentic menties 't
the matetdes Eehineor, the "mountain
of Ight," Is by an Eastera monarch
who refers to a "jewel valued at one
half of the daily expenses of the whole
world." A century or two later; the
Persian conqueror of Indli, seeing the
diamond glitter in the turban of the un
fortunate Rajah, exclarmed with rough
and somewhat cestly humor, "Come,
let us change our turbans in pledge of
friendship!" and the exchange -was
promptly ,,'' -
The Kohinoor fell into the hands of
the English, and pending its delivery
to the crown Sir John Lawrence, after
ward Lord Lawrence, was made its
guardian. Hils biographer, Mr. Boe
worth Smith, relates a curious incident
of this custody. '
Half-unconsciously, Sir John thrust gi
it, wrapped up in numerous folds of
cloth, into his waistcoat pocket, the dot
whole being contained in an insignifi- m
cant little box. Hle went on working th
hard, as usual, and thought no more of the
his precious treasure. He changed his an
clothes for dinner, and threw his waist- fC
coat aside, still forgetting all about the Bo
box contained in it.
About six weeks afterward a mes- t
sage came from the viceroy. saying that
the queen had ordered the jewel to he bI
immediately transmitted to her. The
subject Was mentioned by tir Ienry
Lawrence at the board, when Sir John
4aid, quietly:
"Send for it at once."
"Why, you've got it!" said Sir Henry.
In a moment the fact of his careless
ness flashed across Sir John. He was
horror-stricken, but with no external
sign of trepidation he said:
"Oh, yes, of course, I forgot about it."
and went on with the business of the
meeting. Ile soon made an opportuuliy
of slipping away to his private room,
and with his heart in his mouth sent
for his old bearer, and said:
"Have you a small box which was in
my waistcoat pocket some tinm" ago?"
S"Yes, sahib," the man repiicd."I found
o it and put it in one of your 'inxes."
i "Bring It here," said the sahib. "Open
It," he ordered, when the little box had
been produced, "and see what is in
iHe watched the man wlt:; intense
o anxiety as fold after fold of the rags
- was taken off.
"There is nothing here. sahib." said
the old man at last, in a disappointed
't tone, "but a .bit of -glass!"
S- low of Comprehension.
Fog--Ienderson is a good enough
: follow, but he is terribly slow at seeing
o a joke.
n Bass-H'm, h'm?
r Fog-l- e slipped an a banana peel
the other day and had a fall. Every
' body laughed but Fenderson could not ?
see the point of the joke.
a Bass-Not surprising.
m Fog-lie saw it about twenty-four
n hours later, however, when another fel
t low did the same thing.--Boston Tran
l script.
tn Washington's Camp Dinner.
y The following pleasant letter was
written by General Washington to Dr.
te Cochrane, a surgeon general in the Con
-1. tinental army. It is dated West Point,
't't Aug. 10, 1779, and is printed in the
. Philadelphia Saturday Review:
he Dear Doctor-I have asked Mrs.
0r Cochrane and Mrs. Livingstone to dine
( with me to-morrow, but I am not in
e. honor bound to apprise them of their
fare. As I hate deception, even where
n the ih'aginaflon only Is concerned, I
will. It is needless to promise that my
*- table is large enough to hold the ladies;
of this they had ocular proof yester
t day. To say how it is covered is rather
is more essential, and this shall be the
1i- purport of my letter.
Seince our arrival at this happy spot
to we have had a ham, sometimes a shoul
nd der of bacon, to grace the head of the
table; a piece of roast beef adorns the
.foot; and a dish of beans or greens al
most imperceptibly decorates the cen
n ter.
When the cook has a mind to cut a
figure, which I presume will be the
d'e case to-morrow, we have two beefsteak
pies or a dish of crabs In addition, one
i on each side of center dish, dividing
co the space, reducing the distance be
,nd tween dishes about six feet, which
no without them would be nearly twelve
t eet apart.
Of late he has had the surprising s
at gacity to discover that apples will
Smike pies, and it is a questilon if, in the
n violence of his efforts, we do not get
or one of apple, instead of both of beef
as steaks.
If the ladles can put up with such en
tertainment, and will submit to partake
he of it on plates, once tin, but now iron
(not become so by the labor of scour
l ing), I shall be happy to see them, and
Sam, dear doctor, yours,
hat 'For the Whiskers,
SMustache, and Eyebrows.
hot In one preparation. Easy to
apply at home. Colors brown
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