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ScDtctr . to all tije Snteste of Stetft Cawltt muttutt, tcraturc, Jfctos, tijc Wadsets,
NO. 44. .
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From Arthur's Home Gazette.
Mr. Jed bun Spike was fin eccentric bachelor
f fiftv. is mother died in'giving him birth, and
it would -n that the piotfaer-heart aieu wm
hour the haplesseauthnn seemed to
e.r from tui
'-" . 1 - . . . n . . . j j:
have no peT"0" of 'em,n,ne excellence, ana ui
verted him; f with ridiculing the foibles of the sex,
whose true aracter was to him a despised enigma.
''-.a babe. J was fed and tended by an invalid
brotheni years his senior ; 'and he afterwards
v crew insVe, and a hard, ungenial kind of wis-
dom, wit
As years
were of 1
much matronizing from anybody.
po.essiiis increased, he boarded at a
'u Only too much so," returned the nephew. " It
is my belief that she was modelled upon the most
approved patterns and made up to order. If ever
there was a machine for performing mechanically
every outward virtue, it is Mrs. Henry Spike., She
never loses her temper; indeed, I doubt if she has
any to lose. She never betrays any flutter of van
ity or wounded feeling. ; -To the calmness of a stat
ue, she adds an instinctive perception of i decorum,
a rigid adherence to rectitude, which leaves nothing
to1 hope ur fear," aud-Tcry Iktfeftjrtyothing"
can disturb her. When our infant was dangerous- j
ly ill, she moved about hia cradle with the same
unperturbed composure, and dropped his last cor
dial, as we thought, into the cup with an untrem-
bling hand.?
"I hardly see how you came to marry her," re
marked Edward, par parmthcse.
She was pretty, and I mistook her natural roses
for blushes, and her, silence for delicate reserve. I
was much moved vhn she once left me in te;irs ;
I have since learned she had the toolhache. I can
never find in her deportment anything to forgive,
and I am tired of praising where correctness seems
inevitabb. Besides, she don't care for praise. She
was wound up at birth, and her heart pulsates. with
the regularity of a pendulum. If I should hang
myself some morning of pure ennui, I know she
would arrange everything for a respectable burial.
My condition is desperate. In passing through
New York last winter, I religiously avoided seeing
Lola Montez for I knew I should be smitten at a
glance. The slightest touch of 'human frailty
seems absolutely refreshing. Speak, brother," -he
added, after a brief pause,'and in mercy point out
some defect in Mrs. Charley Spike."
"Mrs. Charley Spike,''' responded the person ad
addressed, "is not absolutely stupid, nor entirely
indifferent in: matters of feeling. She gives some
wii which human life is a failure, and happi- j variety to life in point of temper, and permits me
nemyth.. r-Viih a devotion and patience hard- j to hope to please, as, well as fear to offend. But
where "the cook and attendants
, n sex, and ignored the address of his
is predispositions against matrimony
i 1 J ,v( li irfirl Kit 1 tin foti tliA
brotlicat d t's wjio married somewhat late in
Jife, a) .f ah unhappy connexion of seven years'
durat'. i his widow- a permanent inmate of an
" insauim, and his three boys to the guardian-
fchi1) tiir uncle. The recipient of this unex"
pect'-gjev, wh: had till then loved nothing in
; J the fe if his miserable, life, felt a strange pleasure
iii tu ties 'of new and unsolicited relation.
Th: litv with which the little fellows accommo
'. .datieniselves' to tlie oddities of the eccentric
hu-t, their timpiestioning faith in his moststart-
linmas, and their artless exhibitions. -of per
.. sojttaehment, won upon this isolated nature
to;ree tlftit surprised himself. It seemed that
thietpless chiidren were destined unconsciously
to to tlie lonely old man that feminine mission
Ivi expected of him, he reared the fragile boys
to hood, gave, them all needful, advantages of
loral schools arid pocket money, and at last
saweiiail established in business, and in a way
to d;TU,t to thetnselves and their connexions.
JudoW of his painful astonishment when all
threeupon him in a body, to announce that
they aitly and severally formed the audacious
resoluticf committh'ig titatrWiiony. Neither
would h la'red approach the subject alone, and
though e.nanced by each other, they felt so
much grde, reverence and" compassion for the
i.reiiidicjd man, that they fairly trembled for
the resuj
Whenj confession was made to Mr. J eduthu n
Spike, hejied his back on the agitated young
mert, ai;dked quickly to the window. After
sta-idinor jitlv for some minutes, he turned and
said verynly :
"Welles, I have nursed you through the
measles, ftho scarlet-fever, and the whooping-,
cough, andid my hs, to alleviate what I could
not preve You are now the victims of a disease
quite as orah'as tlie. other, and for which there
is no reniibut experience. Neither precept nor
example, 'iere his li; s quivered slightly- ".have
been ofaM'ail in yourcase. Go then, and marry,
if -you wl give my consent, on one condition
onlv. . IJiat you. all present yourselves in three
years fixiuis day and hour, and declare solemn
ly, uponP worth of your remaining manhood,
whetheifu are unhappy, and why. The causes
of miseju wedlock am very various, but the re
sult is Jor r. ; I will excuse you now, boys, as I
have appointment1 with my tailor."
It isjedless to say that the three nephews
availedfemselves of the permission thus unwilling
ly glvejand that any self-reproaches they might
iatinT the cherished wishes of their kind
like your Rectina, she has, alas ! one paramount 1
idea. ; Order is Ileavea's first law,' and it is not
the less that of my immaculate Vesta. Especially
does she insist upon the most spotless neatness, at
the'expense of all other considerations. I discov
ered soon after my marriage that the world was a
little too good to live in. The parlors were shut
up to exclude the flies"; the chambers, to avoid :the
dueL ; The dining room farniture was rpbpd in Hol
land covers, and ugly mats deformed every square
yard of carpeting. Canaries were banished' be
cause they littered their cage, and my pet spaniel
dismissed for neglecting to wipe his feet. Then
pickles spoil the cutlery,' and eggs corrode the sil
ver; coffee is liable to- stain the linen, and even
butter, if incautiously used, may be the parent of
a grease-spot. Cigars I have long since algured,
because spittoons are an abomination. If I sit, it
is, ' Mr. Spike,-your chair mars the wall,' or 'Charles,
you are rocking upon the rug.' If I walk, it is,
Pray leave your -boots at the door, Mr. Spike, and
let ine bring your slippers.' I sometimes think I
will remove to an hotelj and send home my
compliments daily in a perfumed note. I shall ex
pect soon after to see the whole establishment
modelled in wax, and reposing under glass, like a
collection of fanciful wonders. Come, . Edward,
your wife is no paragon, luckily-. Confess your
.misery, and don't detain us long."
"Mine is not a pattern wife, certainly," was the
response of the younger brother. "She is not dis
tinguished for order, .nor faultless in neatness, nor
unerrinrr in discretion. She is verv far from being
From the New Yprk Obserrer. ,
GUST. ; -After
all had paid devotion to the Virgin, they
repaired to the Champs EMysees, io see"the illumi
nation in honor of the Emperor, and at the expense
of the city. By eight o'clock that whole avenue,
from the Gardens of the Tuileries to the Arc of
.Triumph a distance of one and-a-half Jiacakvaa.
one blaze of light. The whole avenu?, on both
sides, was a continual succession of triumphal arches,
literally covered with lamps of various colors. The
avenue was also crossed by festoons of lamps, and
candelabras, to imitate globes, eagles and other
duvices. I counted myself 1200 lamps in a space
of 15 feet. Imagine the effect of an avenue made
to represent a ball room 5,000 feet long, 150 widei
and 40 feet high, with walls entirely covered with
variegated lamps- a vast space of literally blazing
and dazzling magnificence. The festoons suspend
ed over the heads of the spectators from the side
walls, gave the effect of innumerable chandeliers.
The Place de la Concorde, a large open space, in
front of the Tuileries gardens, was surrouuded by
a similar wall of illumination the wall, as I call
it, being-a successipn of pillars and arches, of the
Moorish style. Immediately in front of the gardens
was an immense arch, or rather temple of arches,
rising to the height of the palace, itself, covered
over with emblems and devices made of burning
lamps. I never saw such a sicht. I don't believe
there was ever such a sight before since the crea
tion of the world." From any one point the spec
tator "could see the effect ot 500,000 lamps. It
took 1800 men neh' two hours to light them.
Each lamp was a sort of glass cup, half filled w ith
grease, which melted when, the wick was ignited.
Each cup or lamp. was fastened to the wood work
by iron sockets. The whole expense, I am told,
was 500,000 francs, or $100,000, a large expendi
ture for one evening's spectacle, .but not more than
the Parisians are willing to pay. . And after all it
was only, a tax of half, a franc 10 cents on each
person in the city, and this collected by a duty on
provisions which is called the octroi. Whether it
was extravagant or not, it was certainly very beau
tiful. It was like looking through an avenue of
illuminated glass. Every spot. was as bright as a
IIabITS differ from principles, or constitutional
desheslo that they are adventitious. Every habit
is acquired repeated acts. The human consti
tution jpoBS'esses a wonderful susceptibility of form,
ing habit? of every kind. Indeed, we cannot pre
vent the brrnition of habits of some kind "or other
Still, 9r' reran Has much in his power as it regards
the kiriadf habits which he forms, and is highly
accoun able fot the exercise of this power. A man's
character of his habits. Yea, a man's moral char
acter derives its complexion, in a great degree
from his habits. In this place, it is not necessary
to go into the philosophy of the formation of habits
Our object is to consider habits and habitual
actions as they partake of a moral character, or as
they are the objects of moral approbation, or dis
approbation., If we should remove from the list of
moral actions all those which are prompted by
habit, we should cut off the larger number of those
which men have agreed in judging to be of a moral
nature. '..
That there are virtuous habits and vicious habits,
will scarcely be denied by an' considerate persons
A habit of lying, of swearing, of slandering, of cheat
ing, of irreverence, of indolence, of vainglory, with
many others, are, alas, too common. There are
also virtuous habits, such as of industry, temper
ance, kindness, veracity, diligence, honesty, &c. To
be, sure, these virtues commonly flow from principle
but the practice of them is greatly facilitated by
correct habits. Two considerations will .show that
men are properly accountable for those actions
which proceed from habit. The first is, that in
the formation cif his habits, man is voluntary. The
acts by which thej7 are formed are i'ree acts, and
the agent is responsible for ad their consequences.
The other consideration is, that habits may be
counteracted and even changed by the force oi
virtuous resolutions and perseverance. Yv here
hbit has become inveterate, it may be difficult to
oppose or eradicate it ; but the strength of mora'
principle has often been found sufficient to. coun
teract the most confirmed habits. When it is
asserted that men long enslaved by evil habits
cannot make a change, if is on the ground that
no principle of sufficient power exists in the mind
of the agent; but for that deficiency, the man is,
responsible. Yet a power from without may in
by Longfellow.
O, with what glory comes and goes the year I
The Buds of spring those beautiful harbingers
Of sunny skies aud cloudless times enjoy
Life's newness, and earth's garniture spread out$
And when the silver habit of the clouds
Comes down upon the Autumn sun, and with
A sober gladness the old year tikes up
This bright inheritance of golden fruits,
How deep an iusight into the failings 6f the
human heart lies at the root of many . words ; ami
if only we would attend to them, what valuable
warnings many contain against subtle temptations
and sins '. Thus, all of us have probably, more or
less, felt the temptation of seeking to please others
by an unmanly assenting to their view -of some
matter, even when our own independent convictions
would lead us to a different one. The existence of
Ji?cha tempteUo an the fact that too many4 yield I A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.
io n, are ootn declared in a Latin word tor a Batter
er "assentator" -that is, " an assenter one who
has not courage to say No, when a Yes is expected
from him : and quite independently of the Latin,
the German langnage, in its contemptuous and pre
cisely equivalent use of" Jaherr," or " a yea Lord,"
warns us in like manner against all such unmanly
compliances, I may observe by the way that we
also once possessed the word " assentation" in the
sense of unworthy, flattering lip-assent ; the last
example of it which Richardson gives is from Bishop
Hall : "It is a fearful presage of ruiu when the pro
phets conspire in assentation.'''' The word is quite
worthy to be revived. Again, how good it is to
have that spirit of depreciation of others, that will
ingness to find spots and stains in the characters of
the greatest and the best, that so they may not
oppress and rebuke us with a good n ess nd great
ness so far surpassing ours to have this tendency
met and checked by a word at once so expressive,
and one which we should so little like to take home
to ourselves, as the French " denigreur." This word
also is now I believe out of use ; which is a pity,
while yet the thing is everywhere so frequent.
Full too. of instruction and warning is our present
employment of the word " libertine." It signified,
according to its earliest use in French and in Enjr-
lish, a speculative free-thinker in matters of religion,
and in the theory of morals, or, it might be, of
government., But as by a sure process free-thinking
does 'and w ill end in free-acting, as he who has cast
off the one yok , will cast off the other, so a " lib
ertine" came in two or three generations to signify
a; profligate, especially in relation to women, a licen
tious and debauched person. Trench.
with hangings of harmless fire instead of curtains.
ballroom. It was in fact a gigantic ball ro&m, j-trodttce a new principle potent enough, to over
come evil habits. The importance of possessing
It was a blaze of lights, as far as the eye could see, j rood habits, is admitted by all moralists. Aristotle
and nothing could be seen but this blaze, except
the heads of 1,000,000 of people as they walked
between the illuminated arches, and beneath fes-i
toons of hanging ' lamps. There was no jam, al
though there were a million of promenaders. 1
have seen a much greater crowd in an evening
party in New York or Philadelphia, that is, I have
more felt the inconvenience of one. But where,
except in Taris, is there an avenue which can le
converged into a ball room to hold a million of hu
man beings ? In what city, ancient or modern,
will you find such an avenue as the Champs Ely-
sees. London has its parks, but these cannot "be
illuminated in such a manner as to resemble a vast
ball room. No street in London could possibly
hold one tenth of the people collected in Paris last
evening in a single spot. If the lamps made the
place beautiful, the crowd made it sublime. It is
a grand spectacle to see the waving of a milHon of
human heads. It is a grand triumph of civilization
to allow the assembly and dispersion of such a
crowd without tumult, accident or confusion. Not
a piece of clock-work, and there is a great uncer- j a person lost his life or broke a "limb yesterday,
teel at
est ben ctor did not seriously embitter their hon-ey-moc
The th ee years that followed stole a
handfuf grey hairs from the bald forehead of
Jeduth Spike, and, as if ashamed of the theft,
secretl1 jstored them hidden among the chestnut
lo-ksoiis young relations. And, as a farther
res.titut i, the same silent agents transferred un
noticed portion of the hopeful tenderness of the
youthfi Benedicts to refresh the withered heart of
the dis: pointed bachelor. The time for the inter
view sobng anticipated, arrived at last In the
luxuriotj rooms of the lonely uncle, Henry an I
Char!es,,he tvo elder nephews, waited impatiently
. tlie afrivl of the younger.,
"It isiselois looking for Edward," said Charles,
at last. " W shan't se. hiin before evening. His
wife is nw Uikiug for a needle- to darn his stock
lngs, and rejace the missing buttons upon his
-coat." . ; . I
1 '"-''
et, as he oke, a cheerful step was heard with
out, aud the trdy brother entered the room, breath--ing
quickly, d with a smiling apology for his
delay. Tie tro first arrived exchanged meaning
glances; jut (.he merciless uncle cut short their
merriment, bysaying gravely,
44 Henry, m boy, you are the oldest. It is just
that you shoull lead upon this occasion. Tell us
frankly, how oo you enjoy married life Y
The young man paused for a moment, then,:
with a comical. grimace that but ill-concealed his
reluctance, he replied : '
. ' It is a bitur dose to swallow, I confess. Un
cle,, vou are re'enged."
t-ajnty, sometimes delightful, sometimes painful, as
tOiwhat she will attempt, and whether the result
will be success or failure. There is room for doubt
as to particulars ; none at ad as to the general ten
dency of her conduct. She is as true-hearted a
woman-as lives, ''anc? that which she" delights in
must be'happy.' You may 'smile if you choose,
but I do most frankly assure you that I am happy.
I know not what Beatrice is doing at this foment,
but I feel sure that,' in aims and efforts, she is true
to herself, tp me, and to her Maker. I am sure
that she moves me more than all the world beside,
but not so much as she loves truth and duty and
self-respect. Her . errors are all mistakes. They
are the redundancy of a loving, generous, richly
gifted nature. She is no model, hoasewife, but she
has made great improvement, and she has the
strongest incentive to improvement, a sincere and
unselfish affection. It is trite that T was delayed
to-day by waiting for a few last stitches from her
practiced needle, not however upon my clothing, as
I see you imagine, but upon a pair of slippers she
has just wrought for uncle Jeduthun. Let me see
them tried, my dear sir. I have an idea they will
fit you,"
" Why, yes, tolerably," said the good man, wbo
seemed more gratified than he cared to acknowl-
neither in the crowd assembled to witness the illu
mination, nor from the fire works, nor by accident
on the railroads which disgorged ther thousands.
Indeed not one death has occurred mall France
for two years on any or all the railroads, by accid
ent. They hold life dear in these old despotic lands,
Nor was there a great show of military or police
force to keep the people in order. And yet there
was order, yea, universal civility. I walked after 9
o'clock, in the thickest of the crowd, twice through
this whole illuminated and blazing avenue, arid I
neither saw nor heard any thing improper or even
disagreeable. Nobody trod on ray toes. Nobody
pushed or thumped my back. Nobody puffed to
bacco smoke in my face. Nobody uttered fcjolish noise-".
All was decency, order and admiration. And
this vast crowd, from every section and corner of
iParis and its suburbs, men, wpmeu and children,
the old and young, the rich and poor, the feebla
and strong, separated, in good time, as peacealy as
they had assembled. Nobody was carried to pri
son for disturbing the pleasure of others, or for any
outrage on themselves. I did not see one person,
the whole day, the worse for liquor. Think of
this, ye Americans, with your free institutions and
your boasts of selfcontrol think of all this happen-:
ingin infidel, superstitious, and despotic France
makes the essence of virtue to consist in " practical
habits, voluntary in their origin," and agreeable to
flight reason. Dr. Thomas Reid, in his "Essay on
the Active Powers,"' defines virtue to be " the fix
ed purpose id act according to a sense of duty,"
which definiliyn Dugald Stewart modifies, by ob
serving, " It is the fixed purpose to do w hat is right,
which evidently constitutes what we call a virtuous
disjjosilioii. But it appears to me that virtue,
cousidered as an attribute of character, is moe
properly defined by the habit which the fixed pur
pose gradually forms, than by the fixed purpose
itself." Dr. Paley lays it down as an aphorism,
tlat " mankind act more from habit than refiec
tion." " We are," says he, " for the most part, de
termined at once, and by an impulse which has
the effect and energy of a pre-established habit."
To the objection, " If we are in so great' a degree
passive under our habits, where is the exercise o.
virtue, or the guilt of vice ?" he5 answers, "in the
forming and contracting of these habits." " Aud
hence," says he, " results a rule of considerable
importance, viz, that many things are to be. done
arid abstained from, solely for the sake of habit."
Dr. Alexander.
; Why Mr. Buchanan Never Married. A cor
respondent of the New Haven Palladium, writing
from Lancaster, Pa., brjefly records the reason :
" A short distance from the city is the country
residence of Hon. James Buchanan, American Am
bassador to the court of St. James. Its general
appearance at once indicates that no fair hand is
there to train the creeping vines or budding roses
to their befitting place as you are aware that the
honorable gentleman still remains in single blessed
ness. The story is briefly told. Paying his ad
dresses to a young and beautiful lady of this city,
each became deeply enamored, and they were en
gaged. On a given evening, she requested his
company to a party of friends, which he declined
on the plea of business engagements. Circumstances
rendering it necessary, he, late in the evening, gal
lanted a young lady to her home, and on the way
they met. Mortified and chagrined at what she
deemed unfaithfulness and desertion, and imagining
the worst, she left tthe city early in the morning,
and returned, a corpse. Such is the sad story of
his early love, nor can the high places of distinction
and trust make him forget, nor the wreaths of hon-
: or that encircle his brows bury the memory of the
early loved and lost."! '
The old paper mill, says the West Chester
Register, in which the paper was manufactured
used by Benjamin Franklin in his printing office, is
ttill in operation: on Chester Creek, Delaware Co.,
and owned by Mr. Wilcox, the son of the gentle
man who held it durinnr the lifetime of Franklin
The paper was made at that time, and is still man
ufactured by hand. Scarcely any change has been
made in the mill, and the same process of making
rag into paper is in operation to-day as was fol
lowed some hundred and forty years ago ; the
mill having been erected in the year 1713. ' Ivy
Mills, alluded to above, has long been exclusively
devoted to the manufacture of bank note and map
paper, of course by hand. The paper for the notes
of the old United States Bank, of w hich much was
said at the time, was at this ' establishraeut. The
paper was made of the best Russia lioen, and Ban
dana handkerchiefs were shredded and mixed
with the pulp to produce a red streak, then for the
first time adopted in bank note paper.
ed-e. "The truth is," he added, speaking with . j Could 100000 PeoPle meet together in New-York
hesitation, as if he felt the need of an apology,
" The truth is, I am going to live with Edward, and
give lessons to Beatrice in housekeeping."
Reputation is so tender a flower that if once crop
ped or blasted, it is out of the power of the most
benign sun or genial shCwers to restore it to its
origiual beauty- How tender, 'then, should every
! one be not only dfsDeakinsr. but even of encouraging
There was a slight movement of surprise, for i the busy tonues and malicious speeches of defam-
' rr .. --i.iji.iti I . J
ers; for if defamation be a murderess of the reputa
tion, as in other murders, every bystander ought to
"rs. Uprirv Sn'lrB- was rpcofrmzed as' decidedlv n.v
j . a , .
'" I thought," said the uncle, drily, "that yours
a pattern wife,"
be looked upon as a principal, since the law allow3
of no accomplice in of th it black nature.
without a tumult or an accident ? But I saw a mill
ion assembled in Paris without either accident, in
decency, rudeness or danger. At 10 o'clock I wended
my way through the crowded thoroughfares to the
rail road station. At 12 o'clock those streets were
J a desert. Such was Paris on the double Fete of
the Assumption of the Virgin, and the birth day
of Napoleon L L. J.
He that will not permit his wealth to do any
good to others while he is alive, prevents it from
doing any good to himself when he is dead; and by
egotism, which is suicidal, cuts himself off from the
truest pleasure here, and the highest happiness
My friend, hast thou ever thought how pleasant
and altogether lovely would be. a life of entire sin
cerity married to perfect love ? The wildest stories
of magic skill, or fairy power, could not equal the
miracles that would be wrought by such a life; for
it would change this hollow masquerade of veiled
and restiess souls into a place of divine communion.
A Hat-Band. The Paris correspondent of th.
N. Y. Daily Times, tells a good yarn about a hatter
in that city. The thatcher of heads received an
order from a well-dressed, gentlemanly looking fel
low, for twenty-five hats of a peculiar shape, and
liking the cut of tliems, he made a twenty-sixth for
himself. A few days after the hats had been de
livered, as per order, the chapelier sported his new
tile on the Champs Ehjsees. He had not been
jong on the ground, before he perceived several in
dividuals hatted like himself, and presently one of
them came up and informed him, in a confidential
way, that it was " a good day for booty, and no
beaks about." Shortly afterward another of the
party came up, and popped three watches, two
purses, and five handkerchiefs, into bis hands, with
a request that he would put them into his " deep,"
which is the " flash " for pocket. The hatter now
felt that ho had been manufacturing signals for
pickpockets, and brimfull of indignation, hastened
to a Commissary of Police, who crowned tha romance
of the adventure by causing the arrest of the band.
rhere is a beiuTaStlprnf BreatSSg--'f ,
Its mellow richness on the cfuster'd ttees
And from a beaker full of iichest dyes,
Pouring new glory on the Autumn woods,
And dipping in warm light the pillar'd clouds.
Morn, on the mountain, like a summer bird,
Lifts up her purple wing : ai.d in the vales
The gentl t winda sweet and passionate wooer-'-Kisses
the blushing leaf, and stirs up life
Within the solemn woods of ash deep crimsoned,
And -ilver beech, and maple yellow-leaved
Where Autumn, like a faint old man sits down
By the. way ide aweary. Through the trees
The golden robin moves-: the purple finch
That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,
A winter bird, comes with its plantive w histle,
And pecks by the witch hazel ; whistling along
From cottage i oofs the warbling bluebird sings ;
And merrily, with oft-repeated stroke,
Sounds from the threshing floor the busy flail.
O, what a glory doih this world put on
For him wiio with a fervent heart, goes forth
Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks
I On duiies well performed and days well .pent I
For him the w ind, ay, and the yellow lewes,
-Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings,
He shall so hear the solemn hymn that Death
lias lifted up for all, that he shall go "
To his long resting place without a tear.
1. Examine the appearance of a "bill the gen
uine have a general dark, neat appearance.
2. Examine the vignette, or picture in the mid
dle of the top ; see if the skyor. back ground looks
clear and transparent, or soft aud even, and not
3. Examine well the face: see if the expressions
are distinct and easy, natural and life-like, particu
larly the eyes.
4. See if the drapery or dress fits well, looks
natural and easy, and shows the folds distinctly.
5. Exaroine the medallion, ruling and heads,
and circular ornaments around the figures, fcc. See
I if they are regular, smooth and uniform, not scratch)'.
This work in the genuine looks as if raised on the
paper, and cannot be perfectly imitated;
6. Examine the principal line of letters or name
of 'the bank. See if they are all upright, perfect
ly true and even ; or, if sloping, of a uniform slope.
7. Carefully examine the shade or parallel ruling
on the face or outside of the letters. &c. ; see if it
is clear, and looks as if colored with' a brush. The
fine and parallel linos in the genuine are of. equal
size, smooth and even ; counterfeits look as if done
with a file.
8. Observe the round handwriting engraved on
the bill, which should be black, equal in size and
distance, of a uniform slope, arid smooth. This
is in genuine notes invariably well done, and looks
very perfect. In counterfeits it is seldom so, but
often looks stiff as if done with a pen.
9. Notice the imprint or engraver's name which
is always near the border or end of the note, and is
always alike; letters small, upright, and engraved
very perfectly. Counterfeiters seldom do it well.
NoTE.It was remarked by Stephen Burroughs,
before he died, that two things could not be per
fectly counterfeited one' was the dye work, or pi r-
trait, m dallion heads, vignette, fec, and the other
the shading, or ruling above the letters. Bank
Note Reporter. "
We celebrate nobler obsequies to those we love
by drying the tears of others than by shedding our
own; and the fairest funeral wreath we can bring
on their tomb is a fruit offering of good.
If love is not really required to be blind to de
merits, it cannot be too? quick-sigh ted in, discover
ing, or constant in dwelling upon qualities of real
value. 1
I Widow of John Haxcock. Mrs. Hancock, the
widow of Johq Hancock, of the Revolution, married
James Scott. Her last days -were secluded. Those
who were admitted to her little supper-table, were
considered highly honored. When Lafayette was
last in this country, he made an early call upon her,
and they, who were witnesses, speak of it with ad
miration. The once youthful chevalier and the
unrivalled belle met, as if only a summer had pass
ed since they had enjoyed social interviews during
the perils of the Revolution. She was attentive in
her very last -days to taste in dress, as when in the
circles of fashion. " She would never forgive a
young girl" she said, " who did not dress to please;
nor one who seemed pleased with her dress." New
ark Sentinel.
Antiquarian.- It is asserted, in a journal of
Rome, that six stones, with paintings representing
the incidents in the voyage of Ulysses, as related
by him to Alcinous, in the Odyssey, were recently
found in the demolition of some houses in that
city ; and that, according to good authorities, one
of them proves that the city of the Laestrigons,
where the hero was so scurvi'y treated, and the
precise wbereabou's of which classical geographers
have neveV yet been able to fix, is no other than tho
modern Terracina, in the Roman States. The pic
torial representation on the stone exactly corres
ponds, it is alleged, with the main features of Ter
racina, as is now to be seen, and with the descrip
tion of the Bay of Laestrigonia in the Odyssey. .
j To pass through life without sorrow would, nat
urally speaking, be good; but patiently to bear sor
row, and profit by it, is still better; the former is a
temporary good, the latter eternal.
; Aim at cheerfulness without levity.
A Real Bloomer. The Salem Press relates
the following: -"A farmer in this town Tiired last
Spring a young Irishman to work upon his farm.
He labored faithfully and gave good satisfaction,
when, about a week ago, the discovery was made
that his faithful hand was a, lass! of the. Emerald
Isle. She could plough, hoe corn, swing a scythe,
rake, load and pitch hay with the very best of
them; but strange to say, she was not very good
at the cradle"
To possess a true-hearted friend is good, but to
be able to endure, without resentment, the conduct
of a false-hearted friend is still Better: the former is
a temporary good, the latter eternal.
The comet! he is on his way,
And singing a he flies ;
The whizzing planets hnnk before
The spectre of the skies. '
Ah ! well may regal orbs burn blue,
And satellites turn pale,
Ten million cubic miles of head, .
Ten billion leagues of tail! . .

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