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What care roe for outward seeming? Fickle Fortune's frown or smile? If around us Lovo is beaming— Love can human ills beguile! 'Heath the cottage-roof and palace, From the peasant to the king— All are quaffing from Life's chalice linbbles that enchantment bring, Grates are glowing—music flowing From the lips we lore the best; 0, the joy, the bliss, of knowing There are hearts whereon to rest! Hearts that throb with eager gladness— Hearts that echo to our own— 'While grim Caro and haunting Sadness Mingle no'cr in look or tone. Caro may tread the halls of Daylight— SitiMos haunt the midnight hour— :Bub the weird and witching Twilight Brings the glowing Hearthstone's dower. Altar of our holiest feelings Childhood's well-remembered shrine! •SPirit-yearnings.---eoul-rovealings— Wreath's immortal round thee twine! FEAR NOT FOR THE FUTURE. Why rack thy weary brain with fear, Of dreaded future woo, And cause the bitter useless tear, For unseen ills to flow? Is not the ovil of to-day Enough for thoo to Lear? Then cast those anxious thoughts away, ttor for to-morrow care. "its rain to spend thy noblest powers, Trembling o'er ills unsent ; 'Vs wrong to waste these golden hours With foolish discontent. seek not to lift the veil which Lulea The future front our riew, .Slueo In the present hour abides All we're required to do. 'That Higher Power which rules above, Needs not thy puny arm, To guard the objects of his love, Or keeps his works from harm. 4ntertsfing ANTIQUITIES' IN AMERICA. Throughout the entire length and breadth , of the country—washed, as it is, by the wa ters of two mighty oceans, and abounding in natural, resources—enormous beyond what it is posSible to conceive—we find much to ad mire in the aspect and beauty of nature ; and whether we travel from the distant shores of Maine and New Brunswick to the golden .sands of California, and the shores of the great Pacific, or from the bright, crystal lakes of Minnesota to the orange groves of Florida, we behold throughout this immense extent the features of nature, grand and beautiful in every form and aspect_ The mineralogist, the geologist, the naturalist, the lootanist, and, even the antiquarian, have all a rich field here. Strange as it may appear, America abounds in antiquities, so extensive, so beautiful and majestic, as to rival those of Thebes or Nin eveh. Rains of ancient cities, of immense :extent ; fortifications, mounds and pyramids ; temples with walls built of hewn stone, show ing arefined taste in architecture—and adorn ed with human figures, beautifully executed ; large altars ornamented with hieroglyphics, probably giving a record of those who reared them, but which no man has been able to de cipher ; remains of ancient palaces, with beautiful specimens of sculpture and painting, with many other marks of ancient greatness, prove to us that this is not a new world, but that a powerful empire existed at a very re mote period of time teeming with a popula tion highly skilled in arts, and in a state of civilization far beyond anything we have been-led to conceive of the aborigines, pre vious to the discovery of the continent by Eu ropeans. The antiquities of America extend from the eastern shores of Maine and Massachusetts, to ; thePacific, and from the great Lakes and British dominions, to Peru and. La Plata in South America; in fact, throughout the ex tent: of leth,continents. Immense forests groW over the ruins of largo cities, and the gigantic size of the trees, with indications that other generations of trees sprung up and grew -before them proves that the ruins were in existence before the Christian era. In ev 7 cry portion of the United States, interesting ruins have been discovered. In the State of New York hale been found sculptured figures of ono hundred animals of different species, executed. in a.style far superior to anything 'exhibited by any of the existing tribes of Tho State of Ohio abounds in ruins 'of towers - and - fortifications, with extensive mounds and pyramids. At Marietta, and in Missouri; 'beautiful pottery, silver and copper ornaments, and. pearls of great beauty and lustre, have been dug up - from the earth. In the.eaves,ef Tennessee and Kentucky mum mies have-been-found, in a high state of:pres ervation, clothed with cloths and skins of va rious, texture, inlaid with feathers. Like dis coveries have been made at CarriAton, near. Milwaukee, in-,the State of Wisconsin—ruins of huge fortifications appear. Similar ruins appear in the - State of Missouri. On the south Side of thl.Missouri river, in the west ern portion of the State, is an enclosure of some five hundred acres, which includes the ruins of a bililding (no doubt an ancient WILLIAM LEWIS/ VOL. XII. tower) with walls 150 feet high; and 80 feet wide at the base, attached to Which are a re dqul4t and a citadel, with work Much resem blifig the structure of a_tower in Europe,— But it is in the south of Mexico that magnifi cent and beautiful ruins. present themselves in abundance. Ruins of majestic cities, and magnificent temples and altars, with beauti ful works of sculpture, tastefully wrought • palaces adorned with paintings—colors chief ly sky-blue and light green—which show, by their richness and elegance, to be the work of highly cultivated people. These ruins, majestic and beautiful in ap pearance, but overgrown with thick forests of mahogany and cedar of immense dimen sions and great age, prove to. the world that a great empire existed here at a very remote period of time, and that this empire teemed with an immense population, a people highly skilled in the mechanical arts, and in an ad vanced state of civilization. The most ex tensive ruins are to be found at Uxmal and I'alenque, in the south-east of Mexico. At Uxmal are immense pyramids, coated with stone, and quadrangular stone • edifices, and terraces. The highest of these pyramids is 130 feet, and on the summit it supports a temple ; on one of the facades of the temple are four human figures, cut in stone, with great exactness and elegance. The hands are crossed upon the breast, the head is cov ered in something like a helmet, about the neck is a garment of the skin of an alligator, and over each body is e, figure of a death's head and hones. At Palenque—a city of great extent—are immense ruins, with the remains of. a royal palace. One temple, that of Copan, 520 feet by 050, and supposed to have been as large as St. Peter's at Rome. Another temple of great dimensions is here, having an entrance by a portico 100 feet long and 10 broad ; it stands on an elevation of sixty feet. The pillars of the portico are adorned with hiero glyphics and other devices. Different objects of worship have been found—representations of the gods 'Who were worshipped in this country. These temples, with fourteen large buildings, and many other objects cif - curiosity, stand hero as monuments of ancient great ness, to remind us of the remote origin of a mighty empire. This city has been described as the Thebes of America, and travellers have supposed that it must have been sixty miles in circumference, and contained a pop ulation of 3,000,000 souls. Centuries must have elapsed, and dynas ties succeeded each other, before such orders of architecture were introduced, and a great length of time must have passed before an empire would become sufficiently powerful to erect such temples, and possess a city of such vast extent. In looking back to the past we feel interested in the imagination that this people once .in the noonday of glory, enjoy ing all the fruits and luxuries of an advanced civilization, but when we behold these ruins, a melancholy reflection must at once seize our minds. On the ground where once na tions met in their strength and power -wild beasts now roam., and venomous serpents wend their way; and over these vast cities, where once the busy hum of industry and the voice of merriment resounded, grows the vast cedar, on whose branches the owl chat ters his discordant notes and the bat sleeps at meridian. In this country is exhibited the largest pyramid in the world—that of Co lula, near Puebla. It covers 44 acres, and is about 200 feet high ; on its summit was a temple, and in the interior has been discov ered a vault, roofed with beams of wood, con taining skeletons and idols; several smaller py ram ids surround this large one. It appears to have been formed by cutting a hill into an artificial shape. Its dimensions are immense, being nearly three miles in circumference, and about 400 feet high. It is divided into terraces and slopes, covered with platforms, stages and bastions, elesated, one above the other, and all formed with large stones skill fully cut and joined without cement. In some respects the style of architecture resem bles the Gothic, being massive and durable, while in other respects it resembles the Egypt ian—yet the general construction, manner and style of architecture is different from any thing hitherto described in the world. In_ Egypt, hieroglyphics on stone denote remark able events, which no man has yet been able to decipher. A dark shade rests on the antiquities of America, and few rays of light enliven the gloom. We have ancient history to inform us of the events of Egypt—how that empire was founded, and how it prospered and fell —we have the same record of Babylon, Nin eveh, Greece, Rome and Carthage ; but not the least information have we relative to those who erected these cities, what people and whence they came; not a ray of light to dis pel the dark gloom which seems , to rest on the earliest history of, America. Architec ture, sculpture, painting,. and all the arts that adorn civilized life, have flourished in this country, at a period far remote. There is evidence sufficient to-prove that these cities were in ruins at least sixteen or eighteen hun dred years ago. In Palenque are the remains of an altar, over which. grows an immense cedar, whose powerful roots.enshrine it. The whole city is overgrown with mahogany and' cedar trees, of enormous size. The concen tric circles of some of these trees- e -the well known cycles for a year—have been counted, which shoWed they were more than 800 years old,' and then were indications of another generation of trees having sprung, up before them: llow.few reflect on the fact that Amer-, ica is an old dominion—the seat of an ancient, mighty empire. These facts are opening themselves every day to the eyes of the as tonished world, and it is hOped that the spirit of inquiry, which seems at present to ani- Inge all classes of learned men, .may throw light on tho early history ,of this remarkable region. ~There is a young woman is our town so modest, that she had a young man turned out of doors for saying the wind had shifted. X3Erlf you want to kiss a pretty girl, why kiss her—if you can. If a pretty girl wants to kiss you, why let her—like a man. Discovery of an Ancient City in the Cr!- A letter to the Boston Traveller, dated Be irut, ISTov. 30th, communicates the result of some interesting researches in the Crimea.— This writer says: The Cimmerian Bosphorus was the ex treme limit of 'Grecian colonization in this direction, and was once the seat of one of the most flourishing' Greek settlements. The Greeks found the peninsula inhabited by a race called Cimerii, from whom comes the word Crimea, the name of their country. A Greek colony, from Miletus, in Asia Minor, the city where Paul took his final farewell of his brethren of Ephesus, was founded about 500 years before Christ, near the present town of Kertch, which is situated on the Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azof, and was a place of much impertanco and notoriety during the latter part of the wlttr. The colony of Cherson was established about the same time, near Inkernian, where English blood was poured so profusely. His tory records.that the Cimmerians were ex pelled, and succeeded by the Tauri, a savage and cruel race, who offered human sacrifices to their gods, and cut their dwellings out of the solid rock, which may be seen at the pres ent day about the town of Kertch. The Scythians ascended from the mountains of Thibet, in Tartary, and in turn conquered the Tauri. But the Greek colonists had the control of Pontus, on the opposite coast of the Black Sea, and crossing over in force, ex pelled the Scythians and founded n, kingdom of their own; and such was the fertility of , the soil, the salubrity of the climate, and the enterprise and industry of the people, that it soon attained to great 'prosperity, and became the granary of Athens. The new city, which they built near the present site of Kertch, they dedicated to the god Pan, giving it the name of Panticapeum ; and the vine being found to grow there luxuriantly, the colonists very naturally joined the worship of Bacchus with that of Pan. About fifty years before Christ, this colony became subject to the Ro mans, for the reason that its kings, who also ruled in Pontus, had been subdued by the same nation. A. D. 375, this colony was ut- terly destroyed by the lluns, who erc then spreading their ravages far and wide, to whom one barbarous horde succeeded after another till the year 1280, when the Genoese, the ad venturous merchant princes of the age, took possession of the territory, which they held till they were expelled by the Turks in 1473, who were in turn dispossessed by the Rus sians in 1771, who have since held undis turbed possession of the Crimea till the late war. Panticapeum was built upon a plateau ex tending along a range of heights, and needed DO art to add to the beauty of its situation, the sea washing it on three sides, and its heights commanding an extended view of the surrounding country and of the coast of Cir cassia beyond the Straits, for a considerable period the royal seat of the Bosnhorian Kings, and once the residence of Mithridates the Great, its ruins, of which some remain in a very perfect state, indicate its original opu lence and splendor. The most striking features about Kertch, which occupies, as we have observed, almost the very site of this famous old city, are the immense tumuli, or artificial mounds, some what like those found in our great West.— Designed for sepulchres and monuments of the dead, they are fitted for endless duration as well as to excite admiration. Their size and magnificence awaken amazement for the power and the wealth of the people who erec ted them. It is a tradition believed by the people in this part of the Crimea; that these tumuli were erected over the remains of the kings and rulers• of this Greek colony, and were designed to perpetuate their memory. It is also related that the earth was heaped upon them annually on their birthday, for a period of years as long as they ruled or reign ed. These layers have been distinctly traced recently, as a coating of sea wall or charcoal was first laid. on. Dr. McPherson, an Eng lish officer, counted thirty of these layers in a scarp made in one of the mounds two-thirds of the way from the base. The tumuli are of all dimensions, varying from ten to three hundred feet in circumference, and from fivQ to one hundred feet in height. Usually they are composed of surface soil, and rubble masonry. Specimens of the highest Grecian art have been found in these, such as sculptures, metals, alabaster, Etrus can vases, glass vessels remarkable for light ness, carved ivory, coins of the most Perfect finish, and trinkets vieing 'with the skill of the best modern workmen. Dr. McPherson having descended many feet under ground in exploring one of these tumuli, came upon a bed of ashes, the bones of a horse, a hu man skeleton, and other remains were met with; and on removing the masonry, fibula and bronze coins' were picked up in niches between the stones. This one tumulus was so large, that Dr. McPherson devoted two whole months to explore it! - But the most astonishing monuments of early wealth and power are found in Mont Mithridates, The whole 'of which hill, from' its base to its summit, and the spur extend ing from it, to the distance of three miles, are composed of broken pottery and debris of every kind to the depth of from ten to even a.hundred feet over the natural clay. hill. The height and size of this . work of Melesian colonists are such that it can hardly be believed to be the result of human labor, but mast be the work of a giant race long since extinct. - At any rate, ages must have been required to . convey !Jae soil from the plains below to raise it, and the adjacent heights, to their present elevation. On the top of this hill is a monument, inducing awe as well as wonder—a rude chair cut out of the rock, and,a hollow resembling sacrifi cial altar. Thus men in every age add an "unknown God," Ad testify to a. conscious ness of sin and the felt necessity of an atone ment. Ono of tho Doctor's explorations was so fruitful in results, as to deserve particular narration. Beneath an extensive sloping tu mulus, he came upon a mass of table mason- HUNTINGDON, PA, mea. -PERSEVERE,-.- FEBRUARY 11, 1857. ry, beyond which was a door leading to an arched chamber, which led to another arched chamber, which was larger still, and whose walls were marked off in squares, with here and there birds, flowers and grotesque figures of various kilids. Over the entrance of the chamber were painted two figures of griffins rampant, while two horsemen, one a man in authority, and another his attendant carry ing his spear, were rudely sketched on one of the walls. The skeleton of a horse was also found, near to which was lying a human skeleton. Continuing his exploration, he struck upon a tomb cut out of the solid rock, close by which he came upon the skeleton of a horse. In another tomb the floor was cov ered with beautiful pebbles and shells, such as are now found on the shores of the Sea of Azof. The dust of the human form, retain ing yet the form of man, lay on the floor.— The bones had crumbled into dust, and the mode in which the garments enveloped the body, and the knots and fastenings with which they were bound, were easily traceable in the dust. Several bodies were discovered, at the head of which was a glass bottle in which was found a small quantity of wine. A cup and a iarcrymatory of the same material, and also a'lamp, as was common in the East, were placed in a small niche above each body. A coin and a few enamelled beads were placed in the left hand, and in the right a number of walnuts. Other tombs were explored, and various objects of interest found. Herodotus, the father of history, gives the first account of such tumuli and their object. "The tombs of the Scythian kings are seen in the land of Sherri, at the extreme point to which the Borysthenes is navigable.— Here, in the event of a king's decease, after embalming the body, they carry it to some neighboring Scythian nation. The people receive the royal corps, and convey it to an other province of his dominions; and when they have conveyed it through all the pro vinces, they dig a deep, square fosse, and place the body in the grave in a bed of grass. In the vacant space around the body in the fosse, they now lay ono of the king's concu bines, whom they strangle for the purpose, his cup-bearer, his cook, his groom, his page, his messenger, fifty of his slaves, some hor ses, and specimens of all his things. Hav ing so done, all fall to work throwing up an immense mound, striving and vieing with one another who shall do the most." Thus the Seythians and our Indians had common ideas and objects, widely as they sq;arated, and the brotherhood of man is traced among savages as well as the civili zed, and among the dead as - well as the liv ing. 1. Because you will he likely to treat quits lightly two very good friends of yours, Reason and Conscience, who will not have a chance to speak. 2. Because you will have to travel over the same ground in company with one Sober . Sec ond Thought, who will be more likely to have with him a whip of scorpions than a bunch of flowers. 3. Because the words and actions involved in it aro more likely than otherwise to be mis understood, and therefore to be severely judged. 4. Because this is one way to please and give the great enemy of yours, and powerful enough to be "the Prince of this world," and who has caught more people than can be counted in this way. 5. Because in so doing you are likely to be a fellow traveler in such company as follows : "He that is hasty with his feet, sinneth."— " He that is hasty of spirit exalteth Seest thou a man hasty in words ? there is more hopes of a fool than of him." " The thoughts of every one that is hasty tend only to want." O. Because such a fire may be kindled that it cannot be put out even by all the water a whole engine can throw, with Second Thought for their .captain. --Evan. WHAT horn DID.—It stole on its pinions of snow to the bed of disease ; and the suffer er's frown became a smile—the emblem of peace and love. It went to the house of mourning, and from the lips of sorrow there came sweet and cheerful songs. It laid its head upon the arm of the poor, which stretched forth at the command of un holy impulses, and saved him from disgrace and. ruin. It dwelt like a living thing. in the bosom of the mother, whose son tarried long after the promised time of his coming, and saved her from desolation, and the " care that kill eth." It hovered about the head of the youth who had become the Ishmael of society, and led him on to works which oven his enemies praied. It snatched a maiden from tho jaws of death, and went with an old man to heaven. No hope here, my good brother I Have it --beckon it to your side. Wrestle with it, that it may not depart. It may repay your pains. Life is hard enough at best, but hopo shall lead you over its mountains, and sus tain you amid its billows. Part with all be sides, but, keep thy hope. "Are you a, Catholic 1" " a, Nova .Scotian," said the wit ness. "That's a new creed," quoth the lawyer, "should not the witness be sworn on a blue nose potato?" The Court was in doubt, and left the ques tion open. DEL shrewd littlo fellow who had just began to road Latin; astonished his master by the following transation: "Vir, a man; gin, a trap, Virgin, a man-trap." Vim" What a strange thing it is," remark ed a Frenchman, after making the tour of the United States, "that you should have two hundred different religions and only one army I" Tho speaker who "took the floor" has boon arrested for stealing lumber. =CZ Don't Be Hasty. Editor and Proprietor. ~ Fitch in." This is a Young American motto; "Pitch in !" The hopeful juvenile can never see anything which promises to be good, whether it is devoted to the gratification of the palate or to some other pleasure, without obeying his national instinct and pitching in. At home, as soon as he escapes from his moth er's arms, he pitches into all kinds of amuse ments and mischief. At school he pitches into everything but his studies. At college he pitches into cards, yellow-covered litera ture, and fast horses ; and although when lie graduates lie may pretend to study a profes sion, the first thing he does he pitches into politics or matrimony, or both. lithe latter, is his proclivity, he does not wait to inquire whether the maiden of his choice is a suita ble companion for him, nor even whether he can maintain her in decency or comfort. He only knows that he is in love, and be cause he is so afflicted be pitches into wed lock without much regard to consequences. Though generally maing no shift to get along in the world and to spend a happy life, he seldom wholly recovers from the bad effects of being a little too fast in the begin ning. If a fine speculation, offering to pay one, two, or three hundred per cent is pro posed, our national juvenile is sure to neglect his ciphering and pitch into it blindfold. , lie scorns to feel his way anywhere, and, right or wrong, he must follow his instincts. This pushing,. dovil-may-care disposition is shown oftner in young men's political move ments and aberrations than elsewhere. He chooses his party sometimes after due delib eration, and sometimes from the example of his parents, hut much oftner from mere ca price. Ile will generally be found on the side of the party which makes the great up roar and. is loudest in its pretensions to su perior patriotism. His own stupidity often leads him to suppose that all men whose heads are gray, and who arc on the wintry side of fifty, are necessarily old fogies and not abreast with the progress of modern af fairs. Hence he seizes with avidity upon any new political dogmas and incontinently pitches into the ranks of any new party which may arise. Never Never tip your beaver to a fine lady, and pass a poor widow without seeming to see her. Never pass an aged man or woman with out making a reverential obeisance, without your house is ou fire. Never break your neck to bow at all to a "sweet sixteen, with a flounced dress, who is ashamed of her old fashioned mother, or to a strutting collegiate, who is horrified at his grandmother's bad grammar. Never keep a boy to black your boots and attend to the stable, while you frighten your wife out of the idea of keeping a nurse for the twins, by constantly talking of hard times. Never converse with a lady with a cigar in your mouth, or smoke in anybody's com pany, without apologizing for the same. Never remind people of personal deformi ty, or of the relatives who. have disgraced them. Never leave a letter unanswered, find use the stamp which was enclosed to you to "re ply with," on a letter to your own sweet heart. Never ride in a fine carriage and keep a score of servants, while your widowed sister trudges on foot, and toils for her daily bread. Never wear a finer coat than the merchant you owe for it, or the tailor whom you have not paid for the making. Never turn a deaf ear to a woman in dis tress, because you cannot see how you would be the gainer by her bettered condition. • Never wound wantonly the sensitive na ture of the constitutional invalid ; nor by rude jests and sarcasms, send a blush to the temple of modest merit. Never jest with a single woman about the anxiety of all women to be married ; nor tell your wife you married her because you pit ied her lonely condition. Never go to bed at ten, leaving your wife till two with a sick baby; and look pitch forks at her at the breakfast table because that meal is half an hour too late. Never hear an ungracious stricture upon the conduct of a woman with a quiet smile, instead of saying in thunder tones "It is false, sir." Never fall back from a bargain after the article of agreement is drawn up, and only needs your signature to make it perfect. Never insult the modest by ribaldry, the grave by levity, nor the pious by contempt of sacred things. Never be guilty of any of these offences against decency and propriety; if you are, you are not a gentleman. THE MOTILER'S INFLUENCE.—The solid rock which turns the edge of the chisel, bears for ever the impress of the leaf and the acorn re ceived long, long since, ore it had become hardened by time and, the elements. If we trace back to its fountain the mighty torrent which fertilized tho land with its copious streams, or sweeps over it with a devastating. flood, we shall find it drippling in crystal drops from some mossy crevice among the distant hills ; so, too, the gentle feelings and affections that enrich and adorn the heart, and the mighty passions that sweep away all the barriers of the soul and desolate society, may have sprung up in the infant bosom in the sheltered retirement of home. " I should have been an atheist," said John Randolph, "if it had not been for one recollection ; and that Was the memory of the time, when my departed mother used to take my hand in hers, and caused me on my knees to say, "OUR FATTIER IVRICLI Ara IN HEAVEN t" If you would rise in the world, you must not stop to kick at every cur who barks at you as you pass along. Every editor has to learn that. iri ancient fable, was so great a man, that every thing he touched turned to gold. The case is altered now ; touch a man with gold and he will Change into any thing. LIFE, Its Chances and Its Responsibilities, "All 111C11 think all men mortal but thoznaolvos." Prof. Buchanan, in the course °fee lecture recently delivered at Cincinnati, made some startling statements in relation to the dura tion of III:MIN LIFE. He said that in the laV• ter part of the sixteenth century; one-half of all who were born, died under five years of age, and that the average lotigetity„eif thti whole population was but eighteen years.—: In the seventeenth century one-half of the population died under twolv9 years; But in the first sixty years of the eighteenth centu ry one-half of the population lived over twen ty-seven years, or in the latter forty years one-half exceeded thirty:two years of age.— At the beginning of the present century one half exceeded forty years.; and from 1838 to 1845, one-half . exceeded forty-three. The average longevity at these successive periods has been increased from eighteen years in the sixteenth century to 43.7 by the last re ports. , According to these figures, the change far the better is indeed remarkable. The world; we may infer, is growing wiser, and the phil osophy of life, or rather of tieing, is begin ning not only to be understood, but to be prac tised.. And even now a very small portion of the . population die through the agency of nitt urat causes. The liability to deei den tis great, while the multitude either live too recklssly, too imprudently, or too fast. Intemperance destroys its thousands and tens of thousands; while epidemics, unnecessary exposure, and dissipation of various kinds, contribute very materially to thin the population: With not a few, an evil habit becomes so irresistible! that life is wasted knowingly, and the grave; in fact, is indirectly courted. According td those who have paid most attention to-the subject, moderation in all things, unanimity of temper, regular, but not exhausting occu pation, exemption from mental anxiety, a comfortable home, and sufficient wherewithal to eat and drink, are the great essentials of longevity. Mental excitement provokes many diseases, and is more instrumental in destroys ing life than the ca.releSe are apt to imagine. The individual of a fretful temper, who is constantly annoying . himself about trifles ; and who, in short, ls in a perpetual fever, will soon wear himself out, intellectually as well as physically. Death is invisible to the general eye, and yet it lurks in a thousand forms. It often assumes the mask of pleas ure, tempts its victim even in the ball-room, provokes a cold, a cough, and finally a con-: sumption; and thus hurries to a premature grave. This is the ease with the young, the eager, the buoyant, and the hopeful. High in health, and full of vigor, they cannot im agine it possible that life to them will be and thus they hurry on, and submit themselves to a thousand chances and than:: ges, which are only detected and avoided by the eyes of experience and of years. But the most curious problem is, to see the cons= paratively old, wasted and feeble, still toiling and struggling on, as if their chances were as good as ever. This, too; with many who are perfectly independent: in a pecuniary point of view, and who cannot reasonably expend the income from their property.— They have become so wedded to the business world, and so devoted to pursuits that are merely commercial or monetary, that they dannot for a moment realize the fact, that they have gone beyond the average, and that now every step they take diminishes their prospects, and hastens them towards their last res ting place. Nay—converse with theni,. and they will tell you that they have no time to attend to any serious, solemn or even be nevolent matter—that they are engaged in various enterprises, some of which it will take years to realize—that, in short, they have no idea of death. They seem to have persuaded themselves that however others: may pass away, they have secured an espSz cial lease, and cannot be summoned, to their last account for a long period to come. Nev ertheless, the chances of life may be calcula ted with the nicest commercial accuracy.— True, there are exceptions; but the rule holds good in a great majority of cases. Again, there are individuals who live to little pur pose whatever. They do riot enjoy the world themselves, and they do not contribute to the enjoyment of their fellow-creatures. They are monomaniacs to a certain extent, have few mental resources and pleasures, and have become so sordid and worldly, that body and soul are devoted to one idea. And yet, a lit tle longer, and they will pries away and be forgotten, or if remembered, no kindly acte no benevolent purpose, no generous deed, no warm-hearted sympathy will be associated with their history. How few, indeed, under stand the true duties of life, or understand- • ing, practice them! How few live so as to be a source of enjoyment to their fellow-crea tures here, as well as to feel a happy con- - sciousness and confidence, as relates to the world beyond the grave! It has been well said, that "oven to the humblest, occasions will come, when words of kindness may be spoken, when tho fallen may be raised, when the sad may be cheered, and when the wearia nese and the bitterness of the mortal lot, may be softened and soothed to the children of in digence and sorrow." But alas! the multi tude aro so busy, so devoted to self, so wed ded to the things of this world, that they have no time and no disposition for the du ties of humanity. A sad error, and ono that cannot be corrected too speedily.—reieneyl venia Inquirer. NO. 34. Ml Adversities are blessings in disguise. We know a man who has lived six months on a sprained ankle; Ho , belongs to half a dozen societies and draws four dollars a week from each. He once spent a whole summer at Saratoga on a soro throat. 1:0W-. While a select party at a Boston hotel were drinking wine at $2O a bottle;'and about fifty "young Americans" were drinking bad whiskey in an adjoining eating house, on tbe, next street tho police found. two families half , starved - and half frozen—a contrast of eiviliz zed life I IfIG6.A "single man" advertising for em-: ployment, a maiden lady wrote to inform him that if he could find nothing better to do, he might come and marry her. The did so; and touched twenty thousand pounds. 110.. Tho proverb "lightly come; lightly go," does not apply to the gout, rheurhatom, freckles, itch nor counterfeit money. All theso plagues come lightly enough, but how to get them to gb is a matter of no unlit, air. ficulty. 111 California lover writes thus:—'Lev en yeres is rether long to kort a gal; but ila hay you Sit Cate. Thb Dutchnian who stabbed himself with a pound of soap, because his `krout would not "schmell" has been sent back to Holland. relation is the door mat to the scraper? A step farther.