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O walk. through this world with a cheerful step
And an unclouded brow;
Increase not the sorrow to-morrow may bring
By brooding over it now.
The sunshine of life is fleeting and short,
Its storms are frequent and long;
And its pleasures like notes that are lingering
Of an almost forgotten song•
But, the darker the path that's before us,
The clearer that light loth shine;
And to hope's fair star ever shining bright,
Our course we should strive to incline.
It is not w hen the world smiles upon us
When happiness crowns our home.;
When secure of its presence among us,
We think it will never roam.
When adversity's tide has rolled o'er us—
When friends and when fortunes llee_
Then, then is the time we can steer our bark
Triumphant o'er life's rough sea.
With a manly step and a true heart's power,
Though the waves arc raging
With a 111111(1 untrammell'd by sickly fear,
Look to Hope's star in the sky.
And when the wild tempest has spent its rage,
And the day is fair again,
The star will shine bright o'er the crystal tide—
'Tis never look'd for in vain.
Then walk through this Nvorld with a cheerful step
And an all unclouded brow ;
lereaSe not tho sorrow b)-morrow truly bring
By brooding over it now!
'TWILL ALL BE WIGLIT.
There's happiness within this world,
If NAT have friends to love us—
If we have one whose golden smiles
Bean' like the hopes above us.
Let sorrow mark. us with its blight—
Ii we are love,l, 't.a ill all he right.
There's much of comfort iu this
And much of perfect pleasure,
If ut have one whose proffered love
IVe prize as sacred treasure.
Let trouldo exercise its might—
This hlessed love will mark it right.
What though the heart is bending down
With keen and heavy sorrow
Hope. on—the grief we have to-day
Shall turn to joy to-raorow.
Have faith ! though now life is not bright—
If we are loved, 'twill all be right.
~Zcct t rfli.
THE VILLAGE PRIZE
In one of the loveliest villages in old Vir
ginia there lived in the year 175—, an old
man, whose daughter was declared, by uni
versal consent, to be the loveliest maiden in
all the country around. The veteran in his
youth, had been athletic and muscular above
all his fellows ; and his breast, where he al
ways wore them, could show the adornment
of three medals, received for his victories in
gymnastic feats when a young man. Ilis
daughter was now eighteen, and had. been
sought in marriage by many suitors. One
brought wealth—another a line person—
another this, another that. But they were
all refused by the old man, who became at
last a by-word for his obstinacy, among the
young men of the village and neighborhood.
At length the nineteenth birth-day of An
nette, his- charming daughter, who was as
amiable and modest as she was beautiful, ar
rived. The morning of that day, her father
invited all the youth of the country to a hay
making frolic. Seventeen handsome and in
dustrious young men assembled. They came
not only to make hay, but also to make love
to the fair Annette. In three hours they had
filled the father's barns with the newly dried
grass, and their own hearts with love. An
nette, by her father's command,-had brought
the malt liquor of her own brewing, which
she presented to each enamored swain with
her own fair hands.
" Now, my boys," said the old keeper of
the jewel they all coveted, as leaning on their
pitchforks they all assembled round" the door
in the cool of the evening, " now, my lads,
you have nearly all of you made proposals
for my Annette. Now, you see, I don't care
anything about Money nor talents, book-lam
ing nor soldier-larning. I can do as well by
my gal as any man in the country. But I
want her to marry a man of my own grit.—
Now, you know, or ought to know, when I
was a youngster, I could beat anything iu all
Virginny in the way of leaping. I got my
old woman by beating the smartest man on
the Eastern SI , and have took the oath
and sworn it, t mat no man shall marry my
daughter without jumping for it. You un
derstand me, boys. There's the green, and
here's Annette," he added, taking his daugh
ter, who stood timidly behind him, by the hand.
"Now, the one that jumps time farthest on a
dead level,' shall marry Annette this very
This unique address was received by the
young men with apptanse.. And many a
youth of trial, cast a glance of anticipated
victory back upon the lovely object of village
chivalry. The maidens left their looms and
quilting-frames, the children their noisy
sports, the slaves their labors, and the old
men their arm-chairs and long pipes, to wit
ness and triumph in the success of the victor.
All prophesied and wished that it would be
young Carroll. He was the handsomest and
best-humored youth in the country, and all
knew that a strong mutual attachment ex
isted between him and the fair Annette.—
Carroll had won the reputation of being the
" best leaper," and in a country where such
athletic achievement were the sine qua non
of a man's cleverness, this was no ordinary
The arena alloted for this hymenial contest
was a level space in front of tho village-iii,
and near the centre of a grass plat, reserved
in the midst of the village, denominated tho
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place by previous exercises of a similar kind,
and a hard surface of sand, more befitting
for which it was to be used, supplied its
The father of the lovely, blushing, and
withal happy prize, (for she well knew who
would win,) - with three other patriarchal vil
lagers were the judges appointed to decide
upon the claims of the several competitors.
The last time Carroll tried his skill in this ex
ercise, he "cleared," to use the leaper's phrase
ology, twenty-one feet and one inch.
The signal was given, and by lot the young
men stepped into the arena.
"Edward Grayson, seventeen feet," cried
one of the judges. The youth had done his
utmost. Ile was a pale, intellectual student.
But what had intellect to do in such an are
na? 'Without a look at the maiden,,he left
"Dick Boulden, nineteen feet !" Dick,
with a laugh, turned away, and replaced his
"Harry Preston, nineteen feet and three
inches. Well, done, Harry Preston I"
shouted the spectators, " you have tried hard
for the acres and homestead."
Harry also laughed, and swore he only
jumped for the fun of the thing. Harry was
a rattle-brain fellow, but never thought of
matrimony. He loved to walk and talk, and
laugh and romp with Annette, but sober mar
riage never came into his head. Ile only
jumped for the fun of- the thing. Ile would
not have said so, if he were sure of winning.
" Charley Simms, fifteen feet and a half.
Hurra for Charley ! Charley'll win !" cried
the crowd, good humoredly. Charley Simms
was the clevere,t fellow in the world. His
mother advised him to stay at home, and told
him if lie ever won a wife, she would fall in
love with his good temper rather than his legs.
Charley, however, made the trial of the lat
ter's capabilities and lost. Many refused to
enter the list altogether. Others made the
trial, and only one of the leapers had. yet
cleared twenty feet.
a. Now," cried the villagers, "let's see Hen
ry Carroll. Ile ought to beat this," and ev
ery one appeared, as they called to mind the
mutual love of the last competitor and the
sweet Annette., as if they heartily wished his
Henry stepped to his post with a firm tread.
His eye glanced with confidence around upon
the villagers, and rested, before he bounded
forward, upon the face of Annette, as if to
catch therefrom that spirit and assurance
which the occasion called for. Returning the
encouraging glance with which she met his
own, with a proud smile upon his lip, he
" Twenty-one feet and a half," shouted the
multitude, repeating the -announcement of one
of the judges, " twenty-one feet and a half,
Harry Carroll forever; Annette and Harry!"
Hands, caps, and handkerchiefs waved over
the heads of the spectators, and the eyes of
the delighted Annette sparkled with joy.
When Henry Carroll moved to his station
to strive for the prize, a tall, gentlemanly
young man, in a military undress frock-coat,
who had rode up to the inn, dismounted and
joined the spectators, unperceived, while the
contest was going on, stepped suddenly for
ward, and with a knowing eye measured de
liberately the space accomplished by the last
leaper. lie was a stranger in the village.—
Ilis handsome face and easy undress attract
ed the eyes of the village maidens, and his
manly and sinewy frame, to which symmetry
and strength were happily united, called forth
the admiration of the young men.
" Mayhap, sir stranger, you think you can
beat that?' said one of the by-standers:, re
marking the manner in which the eye of the
stranger scanned the arena. "If you can
leap beyond Henry Carroll, you'll beat the
best man in the colonies." The truth of this
observation was assented to by general mur
" Is it for mere amusement you are pursu
ing this passtime ?" inquired the youthful
stranger, "or is there a prize for the winner?"
"Annette the loveliest and wealthiest of
our village maidens is to be the rewti•ard of the
victor," cried one of the judges.
is the list open to all ?" -
" All, young sir replied the father of
Annette, with interest, his youthful ardor
rising as he surveyed the proportions of the
straight-limbed young stranger. " She is
the bride of him who out-leaps Henry Car
roll. If you will try your are free to do so.
But, let me tell you, Henry Carroll has no
equal in Virginia. Here is my daughter, sir,
look at her, and make your trial."
The officer glanced upon the trembling mai
den about to be offered upon the altar of her
father's monomania with an admiring eye.—
The poor girl looked at hlarry, who stood near
with a troubled brow and an angry eye, and
then cast upon the new competitor au implor
Placing his coat in the hands of one of the
judges, he drew a sash he wore beneath it
tighter round his waist, and taking the ap
pointed stand, made, apparently without ef
fort, the bound that was to decide the happi
ness or misery of Henry and Annette.
" Twenty-two feet and an inch !" shouted
the judge. The shout was repeated with sur
prise by the spectators, who crowded around
the victor, filling the air with congratulations,
not unmingled however, with loud murmurs
from those who were more nearly interested
in the happiness of the lovers.
The old man approached, and grasping his
hand exultingly, called him his son, and said
he felt prowler of him than if he were a
prince. Physical activity and strength were
the old leaper's true patents of nobility.
Resuming his coat, the victor sought with
his eye the prize he had, although nameless
and un!znown, so fairly won. She leaned
upon her father' arm, pale and distressed.
Her lover stood aloof, gloomy and morti
fied, admiring the superiority of the stranger
in an exercise in which he prided himself as
unrivalled, while he hated him for his suc
"Annette, my pretty prize," said. the vic
tor, taking her passive hand, "I have won
Annettc's cheek became paler than mar
ble; she trembled like an aspen leaf, and
-PE R. SE V . E E.-
HUNTINGDON, PA., MAY 26, 1858.
clung closer to her father, while the drooping
eye sought the form of her lover. his brow
grew dark at the stranger's language.
`,` 1 have won you, my pretty flower, to
make you a bride—tremble not so violently
—1 mean not myself, however proud 1 ought
to be," he added, with gallantry, " to wear so
fair a gem next to my heart. Perhaps," and
he cast his eyes inquiringly, while the cur
rent of life leaped joyfully to her brow, and
a murmur of surprise ran through the crowd,
" perhaps there is some favored youth among
the crowd who has a higher claim to this jew
el. Young sir," he continued, turning to the
surprised Henry "me thinks you were the
victor in the list before me—l strove not for
the maiden, though one could not well strive
for a fairer—but from love for the manly sport
in which I saw you engaged. You are the
victor, and as such, with the permission of
this worthy assembly you receive from my
hand the prize you have so well and honora
The youth sprang forward and grasped his
hand with gratitude, and the next moment
Annette was weeping for pure joy upon his
shoulder. The welkin rung with the accla
mations of the delighted villagers, and amid
the temporary excitement produced by this
act, the stranger withdrew from the crowd,
mounted his horse, and sparred him at a brisk
trot through the village.
That night floury and Annette were mar
ried, and the health of the mysterious and
noble-hearted stranger was drank in over
flowing bumpers of rustic beverage.
In process of time, there were born unto
the married pair suns and daughters, and
Henry Carroll bad become Colonel Henry
Carroll of the Revolutionary army.
One evening, having just returned home
after a hard campaign, he was sitting with
his family on the gallery of his handsome
country-house, when an advance courier rode
up and announced the approcch of General
Washington and suit, informing him that he
should crave his hospitality for the night.—
The necessary directions were given in refer
ence to the household preparations, and Col.
Carroll, ordering his horse, rode forward to
meet and escort the distinguished guest, whom
he biLd never yet seen, although serving in
the same widely extended army.
That evening, at the table, Annette, now
become the dignified, matronly, and still
handsome Mrs. Carroll, could not keep her
eyes from the face of her illustrious visitor.
Every moment or two she would steal a glance
at his commanding features, and half-doubt
hrly, half assuredly, - shake her head and
look again, to be still more puzzled. Her
auzamceof mind and embarrassment at •length
became evident to her husband, who inquired
affectionately, if she were ill.
I suspect, Colonel," said the General,
who had been some time, with a quiet mean- -
ing smile, observing the lady's curious and
puzzled survey of his features—" that Mrs.
Carroll thinks she recognizes in me an old
acquaintance." And be smiled with a mys
terious air, as he gazed upon both alternately.
The Colonel started, and a faint memory
of the past seemed to be revived as he gazed,
while the lady rose impulsively from her
chair, and bending eagerly forward over the
tea-urn, with clasped hands, and an eye of
intense, eager inquiry, fixed full upon him,
stood for a moment with her lips parted, as if
she would speak.
" Pardon me, my dear madam, pardon me.
Colonel, 1 must put an end to this scene. I
have become, by dint of camp-fare and hard
usage, too unwieldly to leap again twenty
two feet and one inch, even for so fair a bride
as one I wot of."
The recognition, with the surprise, delight
and happiness that followed, are left to the
imagination of the reader.
General Washington was indeed the hand
some young " leaper," whose mysterious ap
pearance and disappearance in the native vil
lage of the lovers, is still traditionary—whose
claim to a substantial bonafide flesh and
blood was stoutly contested by the village
story-tellers, until the happy denouement
which took place at the hospitable mansion
of Colonel Carroll.
The Little Cup of Tears.
We find the following North German le
gend in "Thorpe's - Yule tide Stories," one of
l3ohn's Antiquated Stories. It is too beauti
ful to remain in the sole keeping of antiqua
rians :—" There was once a mother anti a
child, and the mother loved this only child
with her whole heart, and thought, she could
not live without it ; but the Almighty sent a
great sickness among childreq, which seized
this little one, who lay on its sick bed, even
to death. Three days and three nights the
mother watched and wept, and prayed by the
side of her darling child, but it died. The
mother, now left alone in the wide world,
gave away to the most violent and unspeaka
ble grief, she ate nothing and drank nothing,
and wept, three long days and three long
nights, without ceasing, calling constantly
upon her child. The third night, as she thus
sat overcome with suffering, in the place
where her child d'ed, her eyes bathed in
tears, and faint from grief, the door softly
opened, and the mother started, for before
her stood her departed child. It had become
a heavenly angel, and smiled sweetly as inno
cence, and was beautiful like the blessed. It
had in its hand a small cup that was al
most running over, so full it was. And the
child spoke : "0! dearest mother; weep no
inure for me ; the angel of Mourning has col
lected in this little cup the tears that you
have shed for me. if fur me you shed but
one tear more, it will overflow, and I shall
have no rest in the grave, and no joy in Heav
en. Therefore, 0 dearest mother ! weep no
more for your child ; for it is well and happy,
and angels are its companions." It then van
ished. The mother shed no more tears, that
she might not distnrb her child's rest in the
grave, and its joy in Heaven. For the sake
of - her infant's happiness, she controlled the
anguish of her heart. So strong and self sac
rilicing is a mother's love."
-The most effectual way to secure hap
piness to ourselves is to confer it upon oth
Editor and Proprietor.
Scene in a Xansas Court
I have once or twice given you sketches il
lustrative of the modus operandi of adminis
tering justice in our frontier courts; and an
other instance occurred not far from here the
other day, of so amusing a character that I
think it worth preserving in your columns.—
An action on the case was brought to recover
the. value of a horse, about whose soundness
there was a question between the seller and
buyer, and it was agreed between the coun
sel that the court should adjudicate it upon
the law and evidence without the interposi
tion of a jury. When the witness had testi
fied, and Mr. O'D., counsel for the plaintiff,
had delivered a flaming speech, giving a gra
phic history of that noble animal the horse,
and inveighing bitterly against the man who
would show his want of appreciation of God's
most glorious creatures, and refusing to pay
fur him when he had agreed to do so, and
without touching the facts in the case, had
taken his seat amon ,, the whispering plaudits
of the audience and under the approving
smiles of the court. Mr. S. T., a young law
yer of decided talent, and counsel for the de
fendant, then arose with dignity and begun
—" May it please the court—"
Judge.—Mr. T., I do not wish to interrupt
you, but the court desires to hear no more in
this case. The mind of the court is made
Mr. T.—But I should like to have an op
portunity to show the court—
.. Judge.—The court wants no showing, sir.
If you are bent on making a speech, you
may go on, sir, while I step out and fake a
Mr. T.—(very indignant.) I withdraw my
submission to the court, sir, and demand a
udge.—Sheriff, call a jury.
Mr. object to a jury, it is now too
late. The submission has been made and
the case tried.
Mr. insist, if the court please, upon
I the rights of my client. I can refer your
Honor to cases—
Judge.—Gentlemen, to stop talk and save
time, I grant a jury. Sheriff, call a jury.
A jury was duly empanelled, and the ease
presented and argued do noeo, and the jury
The day was cold—there was but little fire
—the wind whistled keenly, the broad prairie
landscape was intensely bleak, and the court
and counsel tried to make themselves cozy
over a pot of ale (or something stronger) in
an adjacent grocery, while the jury tried to
do likewise iii their retirement.
After waiting a long time and draining
several glasses, the judge directed the sheriff
to inquire of the jury if they could not agree.
The judge, counsel and crowd went into
the court room, the jury took their seats as
they were called, and the foreman handed a
piece of paper to the clerk, who opened it
"We, the jury, find for the horse, 5120."
Mr. O'll. suggested that the case was not
in form, and asked to correct it.
Mr. T.—l object, sir. I most positively
and emphatically object. I move the court
to set aside the'verdiet, because it is apparent
to the most obtuse perception that the jurors
are all drunk. Yes, sir, drunk to a man,
and utterly incapable of rendering a verdict.
Who ever, sir, heard of a jury
. fincling fi»r u
Judge.—(Looking rather dubious and con
sidering awhile)—lt does appear to be a sort
of verdict not in the statutes, and I therefore
set it aside as illegal and unlawful.
Mr. O'D.—(Very much excited)..—What
does this court mean ? What kind of way is
this? I believe the court is drunk.
Judge.—(With immense gravity)—Mr. 0'
D., I cannot sit here, sir, and listen to such
indignities offCred to the court, nor will I,
sir, for another moment. Sheriff, adjourn
the court.—St. Louis Republican.
Guard Against Vulgarity
We would guard against the use of every
word that is not perfectly proper. Use no
profane expressions ; allude to no sentence
that will put to the blush the most sensitive.
You know not the tendency of habitually
using indecent and profane language. it
may never be obliterated from your heart.—
When you grow up you will find at your
tongue's end some expression which you
would not use for any money. It was one
y(At learned when you were young. By be
ing careful you will save yourself a great deal
of mortification and sorrow. Good men have
been taken sick, and become delirious. In
these moments they have used the most vile
and indecent language imaginable. When
informed of it, after restoration to health,
they had no-idea of the pain they had given
their friends, and stated that they had learned
and repeated the expressions in childhood,
and though years had passed since they had
been indellibly stamped upon the heart.—
Think of this, ye who are tempted to use im
proper language, and never disgrace your
A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSIIIP.—TWO bar
bers in Newark, N. J., commenced opera
tions with two combs, a razor, one "bar of
soap and a wash basin, about a month ago,
but were making money so fast, that the ju
nior partner retired from the service spent
the proceeds, and ran the concern in debt.—
The senior thought this was going a little too
far, and called on the other to "come to time"
and settle the liabilities, which amounted to
1 S 4. But he dodged and retired upon his
dignity. The followiug notice was subse
quently found stuck up with a piece of soap,
on a telegraph pole near Market street de
Nutis—De disholution of co-parsnips here
tofo resisting twist me and Mose Jones in the
barber profession, am heretofo resolved.—
Pussons what ose must pa de inscriber.—
Dem what de furm ose must call on Jones,
as de furm is now insolvent.
It was once said of a beautiful wom
an, that from her childhood she had over
spoken smilingly ; as if the heart spoke joy
from the lips, as they turned into beauty.
CURIOSITIES or• GEOLOCa".—It is known as
a fact in geology, that below the depth of
thirty feet the eartl► becomes regularly warm
er as we descend. On an average, the in
crease is at the rate of one degree of Faren
heit for every fifth foot. At the bottom of
the mines of Cornwall—a depth of one thou
sand two hundred feet—the thermometer
stands at eighty-eight, equal to high summer
heat. At this rate, rocks and metals would
be melted twenty miles below the surface ;
and down in the bowels of the earth, several
hundred miles, the heat would be ten thou
sand times hotter than melted iron. Who is
there that can wonder at earthquakes-, When ,
all things rest on a molten sea of fire r
"I should have . no objection," rejoined the
Professor, " provided you were an almanac."
" Why an almanac, my dear ?"
" Because I then should have a new one
ti a; A wag was one day speaking of two'
or his acquaintances who had gone West,
where the new-comers were usually attacked
the first season with the ague, and said he—
"Neither one of those two men will be tif
•` Why nut ?" inquired a bystander."
" Because," was the reply, " ono of them
is too lazy to shake, and the other Wo'n't
shake unless he gets pay fur it."
GOOD llumous...—Good humor is a bright
color in the web of life ; but self-denial only
can make it a fast color. A person who is
the slave of selfishness has so many wants of
his own to be supplied, so many interests of
his own to support and defend, that he has
no leisure to study the wants and interests of
others. It is impossible that be should be
happy himself, or make others around him
kt,:3 - -.EvEarnonv likes polite children.—
Worthy persons will pay attention to such,
speak well of their good manners, and enter
tain a high opinion of their parents. Chil
dren, make a note of this. Yes, and it would
be as well if not a few parents would take a
note of it likewise. It couldn't do them a
bit of harm. Fireside education is longest
He that loses his conscience has noth
ing left worth keeping.
LIG V F. JorrNsco;
The Wife's Commandments.
1. Thou shalt have no other wife but me.
2. Thou shalt not take into the house any
beautiful brazen image to how down to her
and serve her.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of thy
wife in vain.
4. Remember thy wife to keep her respect
5. Honor thy wife's father and mother.
G. Thou shalt not fret.
7. Thou shalt not find fault with thy din
S. Thou shalt not chew tobacco:
9. Thou shalt not be behind thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not visit the rum tavern;
thou shalt not covet the tavern keeper's rum,
nor his brandy, nor his gin, nor his whiskey,
nor his wine, nor any thing that is behind
11. Thou shalt not visit billiard halls, nei
ther for worshipping in chance nor heaps of
money that lie on the table.
12. Thou shalt not stay out after nine
o'clock at night.
13. Thou shalt not grow peevish, and con
tort thy beautiful physiognomy because of
being called to foot store bills, which thy
dear wife hath made without thy advice or
consent: for verily she knows the want of the
14. Thou shalt not set at naught the com
mandments of thy wife.
" Eternity has no gray hairs !" The
flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows
old and dies, but time writes no wrinkles on
the brow of Eternity.
Eternity ! Stupendous thought! The ever
present, undecaying and undying, the endless
chain composing the life of God; the golden
thread entwining the destinies of the uni
Earth has its beauties, but time shrouds
them for the grave; its honors, they are but
the sunshine of an hour; its palaces, they
are but as the gliding sepulchre ; its posses
sions, they are but bursting bubbles: Not
so in the untried bourne.
In the dwelling of the Almighty can come
no footsteps of decay. Its day will know no .
darkness ; eternal pleasure forbids the ap
proach of it. Its fountains will never fail—
they are fresh from the eternal throne ; its
glories will never wane, for there is the ever
present God. Its harmonies will never cease
—exhaustles love supplies the theme.—Ex
AN ALLEuouv.—A venerable (Adman toiled
through the burden and heat of the day in
cultivating his field with his own hand, and
in strewing with his own hand the promising
seeds into the fruitful lap of yielding earth.
Suddenly there stood before him, under the
shade of a huge linden tree, a divine vision.
The old man was struck with amazement:—
"I am Solomon," spoke the phantom, in a
friendly voice ; " what are you doing here,
old man ?" "If you are Solomon," replied
the venerable laborer, " how can you ask
this? In my youth you sent me to the ant ;
I saw its occupation, and learned from that
insect to be industrious and gather. What
I then learned I am following to this hour."
"You have only learned half your lesson,"
responded the spirit ; "go again to the ant,
and learn from that insect to rest in the win
ter of your life, and to enjoy what you have
xk,- The learned Professor and Principal
of the Academy of Saumur, used to spend
five hours every morning in his study, but
was very punctual at dinner. One day,- on
his not appearing precisely at the dinner
hour, his wife entered his study, and found
him still reading. "I wish" said the lady,
" that I was a book."
" Why so?" replied the Professor.
" Because you would then be constant to
Thls , ,c - .Let every young person bear in mind
that the government of the passions is, of all
things, the roost conducive of happiness and
prosperity. Remember that fools only allow
their passions to rule—suffer much rather
lip Who ever heard of a widow commit
ting suicide on account of love? A little ex
perience is very wholesome.
.64": No woman should paint _expect she
who has lost the power of blushing.
Greatness supported by goodness, is
hard to be overthrown.
kIGZ— The heaviest kind of a brick is the
brick in the hat.