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' SELECT POETRY
THE PRAYER ON BUNKER HILL.
BY MRS. SK;0"EXtT.
I), lav; the battle of Bunker Hill, a venerable clergyman
j. nijj u the field, with hands upraised, and pey head un
f,,vtfu'l and, while the bullets whistled around hiiii, prayed
fr.tln- success of his 'compatriots, and the deliv. ranee of his
country. ' "' ;
J HiL'h rose the battle cry, . '
And round in heavy "volume, spread
The v;ii- cloud to the sky.
"fwas.noi, as when in rival strength
Contending nations meet, ' .
Or love of conquest madly hurls
A monarch from his seat. ' " . ,
Yet one was there, unused t tread
The. path of mortal strife,
. Who bntthe Saviour's, flock5 had fed .
-'.'Beside the fount of life.
," He knelt where the black smoke wreatli'd
His head was bowed and b:ire,
While, for an infant hind, he breathed
The agony of prayer.
The column, red with early morn
( May tower o'er Bunkers height,
And promptly tell a race unborn
Their patriot fullers' might':
Biit thou, O patriarch, old and grey,
Thou prophet of the free.
Who knelt among the dead that day,
What fame shall rise to dice? .
It is not meet that brass or -sf rfi.it
Which feels the touch of nine,
Should keep the record of a faith!
That woke thy deed suj.lime;
We trace it-6n' a tablet faii
Which glows when stars wa.vpale,
A promise that the good man" prayer
Snail with his d'od prevail..
ltY MvVY MARTIN".
lor, can vou see the spire just beyond that
;c i.J ci'iii f ft. 'is very
nd the doctor Yesterday.
lear nlvfii "wh'e're I
It is not more than
a mile '.farther, and if the carriage dues not jar you
too 'i-n ucli; we ',wih ..go there first, and then proceed
iteai- child, 1 suppose vou anticipate much
pleasure and happiues, but you know not the
trouble which' awaits yo.u. on have urged me
to come here to pass
ihe rriHainier of "my. life.
which f.am'contident i
tntt short, mat
jeoive meuicai assistance. u is t"o late" tor; a per
fnianeut cure : mv disease is too tar advanced to
ibe staved, by human" hand,- and 'when our little
? ;8tocTv ot money is exliau-t-'d what is to become ot
us-aud- of yo:i ' w hen 1 'am gone I . A bis, I fear
much sorrow, is in store for You., dear Alice."
lv not look upon the dark side of the picture.
mother, I camiotjtelicve you are past relief, but
this is the oflice." 's
As they alighted, from the carriage, the mother
vt.is so feeble she ..could scarcely walk. Tiie exer-
ti Mi. ha l been too nnn h f r her, and before she
reached the door; she fainted. .
l!.:it the gentle Aiice," where -wib she ?'. .There,
hovering near" her mother, ' to hear the first word
sj.uketl. . -
As I r. 'Belmont raise.
, , i
the book i
was reading, he si a :'e I with' surprise from- I
He had tfioug it Iter pretty, but hail never.
I deemed' h r so very beautiful h tiidh'dit 1 1
. .. . : " f
nieli love iness in one so young; -too younir. tooJ
v.Qimg tor due.
A loud jeal of thunder aw oke Alice. siie was ;
i . ,t: ; i I- i tI , .1 .
ivii ptiod to see the vivid lijxlitnnii, and 1 1 ram
p"uritie-'ii i-i 'i ts '
It continued to
i ,'j j , ' ,i 'e ,, '
ram, and thoughts or the future
burst upon the mind of Aiice. ' She had ht.eded j
net the doctor,soi
ihtent had she been with her i
jown confused id.-
he "lK-reeive'd it was
She then addressed him s'av'inc
'lie didn't kpow liow. her mother was to be remov
'- I to her lo,l ri.,,rs '
''. mi certainly
'must 11 t leave. Miss Lawrence
it Would be en.l o
gering your' mother's health."
a 'at! morning, j
Me ent' red the sick room. 'she
st her mother had changed. -
itran,r to ht-r I
lie. . !
" Alice, mvldear child m iv (io.l in He-.ven i
i .1IIV.C, in. toe. u cnu.1, may itoii iu tleavc
less you tor you f kindness to me. . When I ai
fcmie. remember jo be a gnl as Vou have be
Iux;ng my life, rhuembe,- Vour Heavenly Father! 1
V. may you beappy here, and hereafter "' j
T'ne weening' Alice tell in.m. :i.' ..'i 1
rayed to God to spate herhnothe,-; if not to take
lerto him. She arose calm and subdued. Not
word was sjx.ken. Ihe- doctor an, I i .i.
Vd on in silence, and Could but join in 'weepino- at
tch a solemn scene. .1
'Alice, dear, sing. to me that beautifurhvriin i
Are we almost there, are we .almost there,' but
irt read to me from the Bible." "
She -lead with a firm, full Voice, and sanf so
f-etly that the" attendants were for a moment
P"-!l-bound. , As the last note died away, the
fiother 'ave one List farewell and then her snirit
- -r.... I ura, uj over exertion, woiud sometirxies sietfi ; iie " " v uuncuiau icrenotu
e l b her better liome. j down her checks, but then with all ber hardships j his charge, and seeing his head was gone, exclaim
N"w. the last look has .been, given.- She to j there were some n1..c - t in : ed - Well ! these Illinoians are the alfiredest liars !
ftlOin she ellinrr clnivLlmr..! li, njutli tha rrroen
- e ..,.v.. i.. j,...
'J- iSow q tUncA , f i .j: .,.i ;nxi.;i;,, f
.f . . o.n.sc vi loueiiuess -nun iuahiihv iu
y die debts which ehe had contracted, so wrought
i upon Iter reelings, that she skhi became very ill.
I It was iiian'v weeks ere she left the room. Reason
I fled, mid for six long weeks did she struggle for
lite.; at the expiration of that time, she began to ;
improve. -. Days passed before she was able to
walk or ride; when that time came, she called up- ;
on the doctor to procure her a place in the' alms
"No," said he, "you cannot lw removed until
ott m-e entireTy recovereL''
" I beg of you, sir, to assist me in what I' have
requested, as I am unacquainted here and know j
not. to whom to apply for advice ; but trusting to j
your kindness and good feelings, I placed implicit j
confidence in you. Do not refuse me: I bave j
contracted debts which it will be impossible to li- j
Miss Law rence, if you ever expect td recover
your health, you will not leave for the present ;
and if you will receive it kindly, I will advance
wfiat money you need, and ask you nothing for my
'" I ani already very much indebted to you, and
know not how you will ever be fully remunerated
fir your kindness. I could not remain upon, the
conditions vqu have mentioned, unless' you will in
form me how soon I may leave with safety, and
when I am able to pnware it, promise to receive
our jtist compensation."
Dr. "Belmont knew it would be of no use. to op-
pose her, and' acceded to. her proposal. It was a j
bitter thing ' her to be a dependant, hut there ap- j
poa"cu to te no
;sad forebodings 1
poaVd to be no nhei native. Her sainted mother's
ui(t roou aavice were or.cn uie
subject of her thoughts. The Bible was her daily
companion, and the counsel there was sweet indeed.
She' rapidly improved and soon engaged board with
atY-aged lady, to whom she had been recommended
' Alice found Mrs. 5 lay, with whom she now re
side'1, to be a very pious woman an 1 a kind friend.'
They both toiled hard. At the expiration of a
year she was enabled to. her great satisfaction to
hands- mely remunerate good 1 r. Belmont. lie
.had met with her severalftimes since her illness, but
not until now had she called at the office. She had
grown much taller and increased if possible, in
"loveliness. She appeared wholly unconscious of
In-r charms, which rendered her doubly interesting.
She had been seen in public but a vyry little until ,
a short time past, and the people were ail enquir
ing out the lair creature with the chip hat and au
birn curls. Their eager ciiriousity was not grati
fied until she called at the doctor's office.
; One gentleman was present, who had hoard her
described. ' Thii moment" she' entered he knew it
was the far-famed beautv, whose unrivalled loveli
ness was upon the lip of ali who had obtained a
glimpse f her. Of the doctor he learned her his
tory, her unceasing efforts tocontnbute to the hap
piuess of her mother. But Alice knew nothing of
thjir approbation. 'their warm commendations.. !f
the almost fastidious clerks smiled whenever she
entered the shops, she observed it not. - No idea of
vanity occupied her mind. 1'ride was not a pre
dominant feature in her character. But goodnos,
perfect, goodness, .
i.Ier late home had been a happy one, until
death deprived her of heivgooTl friend Mrs. May.
Then sorrow was again meted out to her. It seem
ed as if she was now. without a home, thrust once
more upon her own resources. She lost her former
means- of maintenance, and could obtain no em-.
p'oyment which would be agreeable, and finally, to.
save herself from utter destitution, resorted to
washing. She found a home with an old lady who
' - . . . J
; lollowed'the same occupation. Dr. lehnont to
vhoin she had looked as. a father, she had not met
' 1 i- - 1 1 1 ' 1 . . ' O. 1 . 1 .
l1jr Ulan montlis, anti now wneti sue waiKeu me
lr.i-: aim inicci,l lii Litnllv- hrtw She misseil
; ' " ...-v -
his occasional calls. He. often brought her some
1R'W l,ok, or rare flovver. He discovered in her in-
1 u: . ..l r i ir vi i
finLnt'e oi a rare airee. iier miners ear y
.oeatn auu their limited means had prevented her
from attending school, but w hile her.mother's health
''iained firm she received from her daily intruc-
-vimi,.w uere was ur. xeiiuont an mis unie 5 rot
.1 -1 1 i ti 1. . .i.i pi
i i rv t i. a n .I..''. i -v- .
Jit "ome, lmieeci ; ami cnu ne noi tniiiK 01. Her as
she glided noiselessly over the paveraVent, with her j an offer of his hand and heart. He judged right
in Id blue' eye raised so pleasantly U acknowledge ! ly. and the poet was promptly accepted. Salad
his salutation. The most beautiful' Country scene- for the Solitary.
ry, not even the sublimity and magnificence of i-
agara could cause him to forget that face. He haT
Tili- -in iiilrtiDi for lir from tli liairiiiinner rfif tlnair
v ..v.... .. v. .v..
.. ,11111 ..I-.
acquaintance; ana wny snoiuo ne not . 5 ,ai nrsi in .
destitute circumstances, and hnally lett an orphan.
a dependant upon his bounty. But no journeys.
however long, would cause him to forget that sun-
nT smile a,lli returning home after a long absence,
he called at her former residence. I o ins great a-
tonishmenf he found her removed, be knew riot
whither. Some thought to,an adjoining town.
! There he repaired as soon as possible, but he could
obmin no information respecting her. Keenly did
be blame himself for leaving ber without a protec-
tor in iIia. midst of a p-ret city with a crowd of
How did he know but she was even now beg
1 -o-m 1..-.V. t. Ja TT- itntimi-
I v i. j l e!.a i Still
uci oreau irom uoor to uwi. ;
i '" warcil. inu xVllCe wucic naa 011 . sw...
toiling on. no mnrmnrin.r no discontent, but a
j gentle, submissive nirit Tme the tears forced'
! from l . ' . " , , .
i lier ovictar.,. .l.': i i , . . . .,
.oinrvr, "Dicu inn htenp I her' onward Datn.
The. bo-k which Dr. Belnn.nt l.o.i i,, om
source of much real happiness. Reflections upon
their merits were exceedingly advantageous, and
served to beguile rnanv a weary hour.
She possessed talents which only needed culti-
vation to shine forth with surpassing brilliancy.
She strove to acquire what additional knowledge
she could ob am in her few leisure moments and
longed for an opportunity of obtaining a more
complete education. The question, how and in
;i whjjt wajp this 1 ta accdMjpMsJredas-S SErb-
One day as she was rapidly passing down the
street, she suddenly heard her name pronounced,
and with an exe'amafion of surprise mingled with
joy, she beheld Dr. Belmont,
" Had you forgotten me, Miss Lawrence ? You
were' not going to speak."
j "Forgotten ytyu, sir; oh no, I could never do
i that," she replied in 1nr usual artless manner,
i "But where are you now residing;?"
" But a few steps from here."
"Then with your permission,'! will accompany
you thither; but I Understood you had left the
"That was incorrect, but- vou do not know
sir, how much I have missed you your advice
and judgment., and I was just thinking so intently
upon it and my present need of it, that I did not
"Then it was only mv sage wisdom that vou
desired," he replied rather mischievously. " What
a pity that 1 am so unfortunate as to merit your
approbation in ne other manner."
pair of blue eyes peered wonderingly up to
"1 know of no compliment that ould be more
flattering," said a iati'diiu"" voice.
"But seriously, Mis Lawrence, what new pro
ject have you now f
"I was wishing for vour advice restucting a
school, as I hope soon to be able to attend."
"What have sou done with ail the books 1 left
you, Euclid and Latin, to say nothing of the phi-
I losophy, chemistry and botany ?"
j . "I have been vain -enough to consider a 'longer
attendance to those, branches a wotk of superero-'
j gation. But here is my home, sir. You have, of
j course, heard of the death of Mrs. May. Will vou
; ma come in' and see my new landlady ?"
ved bis guide into a smalCand neat sitting-room.
j Everything was in jerfect order. There upon the
j iable were all the hooks and magazines carefully
I arranged. A simple vase filled with fresh flowers';
: adorned the mantle-piece. How cheerful it seemed. 1
. The tea-kettle was putting over the blazing coal- :
'fire. The kitten jumping upon him as if to
: welcome Alice's visitor. This was a homeqiicum
' t t .i i Tri
, wnicii pist suile. tne taste ot tne. Uoctor. Jle long-
i ed for a fairy like the one hovering here, to beau
i Alice, do vou know I envy you vour otiiet,
i "XW1 lo"K :
; -'What, you envy me, doctor, when you have a
! , . ' -'
! home so much nicer and handsomer, one so much
! better adapted to vour Uistes and pursuits V
I ! . . 1
I "But you forget, Alice, that I too, am an or-
' ; .
I phan. Do Vou not 'think I can sometimes feel
i lonely, and lng fir a companion to cheer me
- .. .
i Would .yon be willing Alice, to be that friend ?"
i - ' '
j The tiny hand was frankly extended, and Alice
j -was the betrothed of one of Nature's noblemen,
I Suffice it to say, that. Alice had her wish and at-
tended a seminary of high reputation, and is now
j the bride of Dr. Belmont, a very eminent physician
in one of our southern cities
The story of the marriage of Lamartine is one
r . . . 'I'l 11 1 -1
j ot romantic interesc. i ne iaiy, wnose mauien
i ,vi 1 tireh w , luKto.l rf r,iic!ilr;iKI a
! property, and w hen passed the bloom of youth,
, y w..o.......s.
I she became passionately enamoured of the poet,
I lom LLie pein- oi ui--. .ucuiuhi'mw ,. lux suinc
lime she nursed thi sentiment in secret, and
being apprised of the embarrassed state of his af-
j fairs, she wrote him, tendering him the bulk of
I her fortune, louclied with tins remarkable proof of
I i i A,...i.i l v.
oer geueiosiLv, auu aup-pusiug it vuuiu ouiy
i 11 . a L . i l
causeo oy a preieiene -ior uimseii, ne at once maae
j A oheat man is one who, in some sense or other
' ..1.1- t, 1 1, i,-,.l.- ,..-.,ici.,r. K, I r,
,iuvyi.. m. ,,,111 j'o3c-5iV,u , uc ll( ,u uiciu-
.-, , ..
inent, in poetry, or in philosophy, tie is a bringer
into life a builder, a creator, a planter, an invent
or in some sort, a deer of that which nobody,
then, besides himself, seemed willing or prepared
to do. Now, it is very certain that the world re
ally loses none of its possessions. A truth once
known, is known forever. Simms.
A Great Liar. An Arkansas volunteer in the
Mexican war, riding on horse-back, came across an
Illinoian who was shot in the leg. The Ulinoian
told him where he was wounded, and suggested to
be taken up and conveyed out of danger. Ark
ansas placed him on the saddle behind him, and
fastened him to himself with a leather strap. While
' Hv wore hasten? tier from danger a (mma bnf
, Q o t i
! took Illinois' head off"; but Arkansas thought be
I had onlv fainted from fatigue and pain. When a
i c una arnrJ ot'-fKa kJsK.,.rnnn .aUeI
! tt 1 t,Q ),agl r.fT ...1 1
ii.ere is itiM on u.-. ou, ueu us ium
me he was only shot in the leg. You can't believe
a word these fellows say.'
' PROFESSOR LIEBIG.
0ur principal object in Geissen, however, was to
pay jour respects to Liebig, its celebrated professor
of chemistry. We had sent in our cards, and
1. Tl n nr r nrnttiniv a Qrnt'ol ff tkn l,si,
, i , , , f .. 4- . v
about the town and obtained access to the library
of the University, which contains two hundred
thousand volumes. It is arranged in a large and
handsome building, and we were attended by a
very intelligent librarian, who spoke English flu
ently. He made our brief visit interesting by
leading us through the different departments of
this large collection. The books are divided by
subjects : theology, physics, mathematics, etc., be
ing placed in Separate departments, which is ob
viou? ly the most useful and convenient arrange
ment. -We were amused for a moment bv seeing, near
the library building, a peculiar kind of convex
mirror. It was nothing more than a huge bottle
of green glass, apparently a carboy, such as sui-
phuric.acid is commonly put up in. It was secur-
ed, with its mouth down, on the top of s post, and
from its sides the landscapes ami houses were re-
fleeted in elegant reduced pictures, cnangtng w.ith
every change of position, of the observer. "These
we observed to be very common in Geissen,. At.
the door of Professor Liebig's lecture room we
were detained a little bv the reluctance of the
janitor, under orders not to admit any one after
the lecture had begun ; but our Gorman attendant
whom we had engaged at the inn, oW rcame his
objections, and we were admitted. Professor Lie
big, who was sitting and lecturing in his chair, per
ceiving our entrance, gave us a pleasant smile of
recognition anil welcome, and the young m.-u eour-
j teotisly gave n- seats.
Ile spoke about fifteen niin-
utes after we entered. His pupils were very at
tentive, and most, of thern were engaged in taking
notes. Their appearance was very much like that
of a imiiar collection of American students. The
roqm was crowded, and, from its dimensions, it
could not have contained over one hundred stu
dent. The table was full of the usual accompa
niments of a e.le'iHC;d lecture. Evervt hiixr wjmi
Vftave beeniirprised at the small size of the
lecture-rooms in several of the European Uuiver-
"sities which we have visited, and at the small num
ber of pupils who generally frequent them. In
Heideiberg. for example, Professor Leon hard threw
open, f r our inspection, the doors of his lecture-
room, which was in his house, and contiguous'to
his geological collection. Tlx; apartment had a
; rough appearance, and the benches .did not imply
more than thirty pup
! 1 rotessor l.iep'gs manner ot lecturing is ca:m
i . i : i i i i i
i a 1 'ln,,,t ; 'ns V"1C'' s musical, and his fine, dark,
1 deep-set eve sparkles with a depth of intellectual
j , r ,. . f , , . tI
expressxm and lire indicative of high genius, lie
; i,, flj- , , ? .i , , .
; lias nothing ot the action and vehemence of some
I r ,i , v . i i
: of the 1 ariMan. professors, and, with a manner per-
if,,.!,. .o..oi i , i . i . 1
I ie(.tly natural, he appeared to command entirely
i 'tf.t; , t- i r 1T- i- , .
i tne attention ot his audience. His subject w as
1,- ,.,i , , ., c -iV1
i morjinme, ami otiier a kaloids of opium. When
j i i.,,,,,.. .,. i i i r i .
j ins lectin e was finished Ire came immediately to
j Us, gave us a very warm reception, and showed us
j about his working laboratory. There are four
i rooms, in two of which the workino- students are
employed in their analytical labors. The tables
exhibited every appearance of actual ,labor. They
were full of chemical vessels and reagents, and; of
! course, in the disorder which necessarily attends
ou the numerous operations in which many per-
riM i n 1
sons are eugagea. me number ot worKing pu-
' Oils in this dftDJirf mrnt of tlio laKrotArr was from
twenty to thirty". It being the hour of dinner, (at
. , r . ... ....c.vv
one o'ebek, as in New En rland,) there were only
a few young men present, and they appeared to be
employed as .private pupils ; but Professor Liebig
told us that there were forty young men at work
in another department, under an assistant teacher.
Professor Liebig is a very pleasing man. In his
person he is tall and genteel, and apparently about
forty, or not much beyond that age. He is very
affable and courteous; and as he speaks the En
glish language perfectly, with only a slight Ger
man accent, our interview was particularly inter
esting and agreeable. He showed us some new
chemical products, among which was cordein, which,
in prosecution of his researches on the flesh-fluids,
has been extracted from the heart of the ox. Cor
dein crystallizes, and appears to be siniijar to su
gar, having a swe.-t taste. Nitrogen does not en
ter into its composition, which is the more remark
able, especially for a principle extracted from mus
cle.. Professor Liebig also called our attention to
the result of a process for obtaining barberine from
the bark or alburnum of the barberry ; it i a yel
low crystalized substance.
The expression in the published print of Profes-
crwr T.ieblor IS VAfV Aiff&rant frstr-i Viat rC Vile crieak-
e nBt vT ; a r .
ing face. Ihe print is true to the form of features,
, . Ana. nni e a
but it does not give the lmDression of suavity and
miTclness which he wears in conversation. It is,
however, a common misfortune to men whose
minds have been much exercised with thought,
that the artist often catches the settled fixed expres
sion, ia which intensity is easily mistaken for se
verity. Professor Liebig expressed much regret, which
we of course felt still more, that our interview
must be so brief; but he was going to London,
and we exchanged addresses, hoping to meet again
in that city.
To our errnest invitation that he would visit the
United States and lecture in our institutions, he
gave no encouragement, expressing great reluctance
to speak in a foreign language ; and when we nam
ed Professor Agassi z as an example of great
success in the United States, he added that he had
a peculiar facility in acquiring a foreign language.
j A at tonal Mogazme.
THE LATT" DP. TTTTn'W
Frotnjin imperishable memorial of this pioneer
American missionary, in two volumes, by the liev.
Dr. Wayland, assisted by Mrs. Judson, we give the
closing passage, admirably combining
strength, and beauty.
"Such was the man who is known throughout
the East as the apostle of Burmah. He went forth
alone, trusting simply in the promise of 'God, and
buried himself in the. thickest darkness of Budd-
I hisin, until " righteousness; came forth as brightness,
and salvation as a lamp that burnetii." Crucified
; to evert desire.for human applause, God h is given
! I'1"1 a name that is spoken with affectionate fjrver-
j ei.ee by every household in Christendom. Driven
j with indignity from British India he lived to re-
ceive the thanks of the governor genernl in council
j for the services which he had rendered to the gt)v-
eminent. That his motives might be purified from
: any trace of ambition, he destroy! every
. within his .power that might minister to i.osthu
mous fame and God has -indelibly in-crib. d his
name on. every tablet of the future history of Bur
inah. lie left behind him ali that he lo ed in his
native land, and only asked as his reward, that he
might, gather a church wf a hundred members from
the woisidppeis of Gaudama, and see the Bible
translated into t: -ir language. All this and more
than this was granted, and the Karens aio were
g.veii to him, a people of w hose existence no Chris
tian had heard, win. in he beheld by thousands
flocking to the standard of the cross. He asked
tnat he might redeem a few immortal souls from
eternal death, and it was granted to him to lav the
foundations of Christian civilization for an empire.
; W hen the kingdoms of theworId shall become
; the kingdoms of the Lord and of his Christ; when
( every pagoda shall have been levelled, and every
; hil!-!op from the Bay of Bengal to the foot of the
iljj.nala0 sJial). bi-rvywid witL unphr to Jcho
j vah ; when the landscape shall be thickly studded
j with schools, scattering broadcast the seeds of hu
man knowledge; when" law shall 'nave spread the
shield of its protection over the nio.si lowly and the
most exalted; when civil and religious liberty shall
be the birthright of every Burman, then will the
spot where stood the prison of Oiuig-pen-la be con
secrated ground ; thither will pilgrims resort, to do
honor to the name of their benefactor; and moth
ers, as they teach their children to pray to the e.ernal
: God. will ' remind them of the atheism of thefr
forefathers, and repeat to them the story of the life
: and labors of Adoniram Judson. Such honor
doth God bestow upon f'oly, humble, self -denying,
and long-aujfi rhiq love.'"'
Keei' oi:k Sons Employed. Let plav be but
their occasional privilege, and they will enjoy it
far more highly. Employ them in the gardenif
you have one. as work is not play. (Jive them
daily and regular duties about the house. It will
do them no harm to perform humble service. It
will help you, an 1 help them still, more to have
them bring wood or coal, to scour the knives, to
make their own room ir. order. You may thus
render th in highly useful, and greatly contribute
1 to their future welfare. Louis Phillippe, the forrn-
j er King of France, was, in childhood and early
: youth, required to wait, upon himself in the hum-
i LI. Xl r . . ! ! . 1 . ' . .1 . . I .
j. oie onices, 11 was inrougn ims cuuure mai. ne
i Wis trailierl MM one ot flic motif remarkable men of
j the present age
The latest discovery of the excavators of Pom-
j peii is a group of skeletons in the act of flight, ac
companied by a dog. There are three human be
ings, one of them 4a young girl," with gold rings
and jewels still on her fingers. The fugitives had
! hags of gold and -silver w ith them, snatched up, no
doubt in haste and darkness. But the firey flood
was on their track ; and vain their wealth, their
flight, the age of one, the youth of the other.
The burning lava rolled above them and beyond ;
and the faithful dog turned; back to share the for
tune of his mistress dying at her side. Seen by
the light of such an incident, how vividly that
night of horrors looms upon the sense.
An editor lately had his wallet abstracted by a
pickpocket at one of our State Fairs ; but contain
ing nothing more than the usual currency of the
fraternity, it was returned with the following note
" You raiserabil feller, hears your pocket book.
I dont keep no sich trash. For a man dressed as
well as you was to go round with a wallit with
j' nothin in it but a lot of nusepaper scraps, a ivery
tooth comb, too nusepaper stamps and a pass from
, ' .rr r .r
a raleroad directur, is a contempterable imposition
i . . . ' r
on the public. As yore an edlter, I return yore
trash. I never robs any but gentlemen.j
ONCE ALL THE TIME.
You ask me, love, how many times
I think of you a day,
I frankly answer only once,
And "mean just what I say.
You seem perplexed, and somewhat hurt,
Bat wait and hear the rhyme ;
Pray how can one do more than once,
Wkat cne does all the tim ?
A SPLENDID DESCRIPTION.
One Paul Denton, a Methodist preVelWin Tex
as, advertised a barbecue, with better jliquor tuau
usually furnished. When the people Were assem
bled, a desperado in the crowd, cried otjt
" Mr. Paul Denton, your reverence jhas lied.
Vou promised us not oulv a good barbecue,, but
i" - j.,i'?rt.-i -C-w-i .t?ik-
" There," answered the missionary, in tones of
wu..ui, ano. pointing bis motionless lWer at the
matchless dUble spring, gushing up irt two strong
columns, with. a sound like a shout of joy from the
bosom of the earth. There," he replied, with a
look terrible as the lightning, while hs enemy ac
tually trembled on his feet, " There is! the .liquor
which God the eternal, brews for all IjW children.
Not in the simmeringstilIover smoky fires, choked
with poisonous gases, and surroundeU with the
stench of sickening odors and rank (jorruptions,
doth your Father in Heaven prepare the precious
essence of life, the pure cold water. '; But in the
green glade and grassy deli, where tljie red d--er
wanders and the child loves to play there God
brews it; and down, low down in the ueepest val
ioys.where the fountain murmurs; up n the tall
mouut.au tops, w here the naked
like gold in ihe sun, where the sformsi crash, and
away, far out on tl" wide, wide seal where tl
hurricane howls uitisi.-, ;Uid the hi'-' wat- roar the
chorus, sweenin ' the march of God
iCeOlllir the march ot Go. i there he
brews it, that beverage of life, health
And everywhere it is a thing of i-aut
in the dew-drop, singing in the summer
in tne ice gem. tin tlie trees all see!
li turned to
living jewels, spreading a, golden veil over the set
ting sun, or a w hite gau'z around flje midnight
moon ; sporting in the cataract : sh-ehing in the
glacier: dancing in the hail shower folding its
bright snow curtains softly about the wjinti v world,
I weaving the nisnv colored
zone of the sky, whose, warp is the i
earth, whose wool is the sun-oeajn of
checkered over with celestial lloweis, iv
hand of refraction.
ain drop of
... . : l l . i . . r i t , i f
oii.i always is n neatiuiiir mat taesea lite wa-
i iiii i i - L - . .
ter . iio poisoii-hubhles on its orn.K ; its foam nnngs
not madness aiid murder; no blood stains it li
quid glass ; pale widow-, and t$rvitlg .jirphatm
weep not burning tears in its depth i
ard's shrieking ghot from the grave
words of et rnal despair? Speak out,
would you'exchange it for the .lemon
curses u in
' No !' "
ike the roar of a
Good Cocnskl. The accompanying anecdote
j is related of the Hon. Jeremiah Masoji, of X. II.,
j am I the cae is
id to 1
il at Ports-
. There is a well known custom prevailing in our
criminal court , assigning counsel tosnj:h prisoners
as have none to. defend them. On oie occasion,
the court finding a man accused of theijt, and with
out counsel, said to a wag of a lawy
r w ho was
present " Mr.
please withdraw with the
prisoner, confer with him, and give himjsuch coun
sel as may be best for his interests." The lawyer
and client withdrew ; and in fifteen ininutes the
lawyer returned into court alone. " Wfhere is the
prisoner ?" asked the couit. He has gone ; vour
honor told me to give him the best advice I could
for his interest ; and as ! lie said he wjas guilty I
thought the best advice I could give Shim was to
'cut and run,' which he took at once.
Mas. Howard's Spending MqEY. i-The benev
olent John Howard, well known for his philan
thropy, especially his attention to prisoners, having
settled his accounts at the close of a particular year,
and found a balance in hi favor, proposed to his
wife to make use of it in a journey to London, or
in any other excursion she chose. " What a pretty
cottage for a poor family it would build !" was the
answer. This charitable hint met his! cordial ap
probation and the money was laid out accordingly.
There is philosophy in the remark, that " every
j raan na8 jn his own life fbhie3 enough fin his own
I mind, trouble enough in the performance of his
duties deficiencies enough in ais own fortunes
evils enough without being curious' after the af
fairs of others.
Lycurgus being asked why he who in other re
spects appeared to be so zealous for the ejqual rights
of men, did not make his government
cal rather than oligarchical. "Go you"
legislator, " and try a democracy in
Love one human being purely and warmly, and
you will love all. The heart in this heaven, like
the wandering sun, sees nothing, fromj
drop to the ocean, but a mirror whicq it warms
and fills. Jean Paul:
There is a town in Arkansas, containing but six
inhabitants, viz : aerippled negro, ajackaiss.a quack
doctor, a buzzard, a polecat and an alligator There
was a population of seven until the postmaster ab
squatulated. A genius down east has invented a spyglass of
wonderful Dowers. He said ne looKeoi
. i i 1 it
it at a third cousin, and it brought hinr
hearer than any of bis brothers.
Mrs. Partington says that because dancing gils
are stars it is no reason why they should be r
garded a heavenly bodie. ,
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