Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, June 26, 1844, Image 1

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The FreMCC of God.
• - ,
) 0 who fling'st -so fair a robe •
round the hills untrott—. • '
ins pillars of the."globts
rs sustain - thy throne oh
round the snnset•akits •••."
;flings sre•lightly furled,
lade f i rma mortal eyes
;Res of you upper world ;
evening•star upholds,
;ht spot their s Purpfe,fold, • -
lilts its silent prayer;; •
oli God of love, eit there:
ler-flowers, the fair, the sweet,
ig freely froni the sod,
ioft looks ire seem to' meet
;• itep, thy smiles, oh God r
lblest soul their **comas shares,
)loom in palace, hall, or cot;
Lord,'lisheart like theirs, •
,rated With-my-lowly lot;
iu bright ambrosial bells, •
sweet thy spirit rlwells;
~estli may seem' *scent the Igr—
aine, oh God ! for thou art there.
from you casement, low and dim,
t sounds areihose that fill the Inure?
pessant's evening hymn - •
• the fishes on the seas;
map leans his silver hairs
fight suspended oar, -
se tight deliciouttaira
lied like ripples vn the shore..
hir,eyes in softness roll!
ting on the realms of air,
eh Thy throne'in grateful prayer;
oh God, - an with hint theta.
among the summer blooms,
mitt to Thee their hymns of love:
Abliag on uplifted plumes, '
teave the earth and soar abom
Emir sweet and familiar airs
ter a sunny' spot is. found; •
ely is`a life like-twin:,
• sweetness all erotind.t .
.4 to clime from pole to pole,
isetest anthems softly *roll; •
hhig in the realms of air; -
tett thy throne in grateful prayer.
.those floating orbs of fight, .
oich the 'clouds 'unfurl their sails,
woman's robe of white _
ambles round the,form it veils--
chkey - heart with a spell,:
thesoaring fancy free;
bow sweet The tales they tell
of peace, of lore and Thee. ,
storm that wildly,blows,
breeze that lifts the rose,
grand, or softly fair.
of thee, for thou' rt there.
)f oppressed with doubt,
:e to cast Thee front its thought;
shut thy pretence out, ' 4 •
mighty Guest that comest unsought!
all our cold resolves
atl trembling up to Thee.
shield it troubled breast
confines of the blest,
t Var, on-earth, in air, •
1, the living God, ' . 'art there.
, ,
Tom the Clonos outspread,'
il ' hez e golfing fancy oft bath been,
Innis land, where thou had said, ,;
Is.e pan in heart shall enter in ;
ain those realms - so calmly bright,
Rzr: many a loved , and gentle one • '
nedme soft Phunes in living light
In/Pokiest from thy radiant throne !
ads once soft and 'sad is OUrss
T /P and sing 'mid fadeless flowers;
ham no more of grief and care, -
Thu, the God of peace, art there;
iwto.r., Awsr.ta.
Losing and ,Iforgiving.,
, .
Oh, loving and forgiving , -,
Ye angel-Words '44 earth:
Tees were not worththe living
If ye . too hail not birth '!
Oh:laring Ind fOrliearingr;- , •
Haw sweet your mission" here ; •
T4e grief that ye are sharing, •
Hub blessings in its tear.
• .
°'' , ltem and unfoigiving"--.
Ye evils wordi of lifee 7 — '
Ttat mockiha means of living . (
-With never-ending strife.
- Oh, harsh and unpretending !
BIM Would yri'meet theiravoi
l illeaven a* unidenting,
Forbore not noilforgave! '
fOrgiving—". • - •
B treet sisters. of the soltie - •
l othose celestial
Tbs passionsfuld control !
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Last Cruise of the Wasp.
e wind thaeringa along the wave, •
• Tfie clear; unshadowed 'sun,.
Are tore:eland trumpet to the brave
;Wbose last given wreath is won."
i• • • •
The itliShieg billows iMa:ved and fen,
Wild shrieked the mianighfgale,
Far fir beneath the morning
Sonk pennon; spar and sall."--.lfoLatzs
• It was a lo'veli evening in midsum
mer, in the year 1814, when a sloop of
war appeared off the chops of the En
glish channel, and stood in towards the
silent shores of : Cornwall. The gentle
breeze ; from the ocean, now sighed
through thb meetly fitted rigging of the
belligerent Stranger, and the fain; ripple
'At her bows, gave evidence -that she
;was slowly gliding ahead. The waves
- seemed to creep in long unbr9ken
swells before her, and the lingering
glow at sunset; as it glanced front'sum=
mit to dark green sininit, seemed like
.the smile of dying ay upon the rolling
prairies of the Illinbis.-
Her light sails from sky to watersail,
spelled beautifully to the rising shores
of merry England, and the !starry eit
' sign of the free streamed gallantly over
her quarter-deck. Her ports were
shut in—a silence equal to that of a
fontaken bark reigned throughout her
halls of thunder, while a solitary battle
lantern gleamed at the cabin -door.--
The tread of the orderly on duty, alone
gave evidence that the gallant vessel
was not a spectre-ship—t , some galleon
freighted with the dead," Hour, after
hour lazily-rolled - away. ' The land
now began to grow more distinct, while
the haze of morning settled deeper up
on the shadovied water. .At 4A. M.,
a bright flastrappeared where the shade
of the land and the moon-lit billow min
gled together, and then one after anoth
er the gleaming sails of. a ship - of war
hove in sight.
" Beat to quarters !" thuudered the
commander, of the American vessel, and
quick as thought the silence of the
quiet ship was brOken by the shrill
notes of the fife—the tipping of the
drum—the tread. of armed men'—the
tricing up of ports-;--the rattling (if can
non-,shot in the racks, and the running
out;of heavy pieces.of ordinance:
The chase now showed English
colors, turned swiftly 'upon his heels,
and ran up the private signal of the
channel fleet.
Show them the stars !" the immor
tal Blakely: " Forecastle, there 1"
.hiye, aye !" replied the master's
" Are you - all ready 'with the bow
guu ?" • . .
" All ready, sir.". . . .
" tuff, quartirtmaster.'!. 'A
" Wit is,", said the.ola salt at the
helm. .
.. • . . .
The sloop yawned gracefully at the
command of the trumpet, and displayed
her ensign, which had, been hidden by
the mountain of .canvass towered be
fore-it. ' A he avy roar-followed a vol
ume of fire and wooly smoke from the
American vessel's bows, and..then a
sharp crackling sound from the chase—
as though a heavy body had fallen from
a great height upon a thin lattice of
laths,jand had passed through it, ac
companied by' a cry of agony that
echoed fearfUlly over the still .wate
told but , too plainly - thaethe work of
bloody death had commenced.
"They have felt. the sting of the
Wasp," cried the Americas) captain, as
he scanned the chase through his night
glass: 6 , Steady your helm, quarter•
master; this'is but the opening of the
• " Steady, so," answered the atten
gunner at the wheel. And the gallant
sloop was as . silent as before.
"And still, the sails made on
A pleasant noise 'till noon,
• A noise like of a hidden hook
In the leafy month of June. . • •
- • That to the sleeping wood's all night
Singeth a quiet tuner"
At - fifteen minutes past one; P. M.,
the Wasp tacked—Lthe stranger , also
tacked to preserve the weather, gage.—
At three P: M.: the enemy born down
on the Wasp's weather quarter; answer
ed her-cannon of defiance,and' Stood
gallantry,down to close.: When with
irCeixty yards of the American,the
chase fireclo sitiftingsun froth hts!top
gallant forecastle, and repeated the
same unwelcome salute for several mi
nutes.. This destruCtive fire was how
ever harm without a uthrinue by the
Wisp,_Which vessel: Could not bring a
gun to bear upon her antagonist. iA fa
vorable moment had-now
Put your helm down!" shouted
Blakely from die quarter-deck.
Regardless . of: m EU from any. Qmala•r--Gor.
4 • 4
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, In k mptnanfihe'broadside of his yea
s:el began to show its' t eeth to the' ene r
my, and soon the stranger received hie
former double-shotted.-salute with in
Haul tip the mainsail !" thtindered
the deck trumpet.
' The order had hardly died awak:l;,
before the heav,y sail hung in festoons
upon the main yard. The fire of the
Wasp now became dreadful—every
Shot told ; and feeling that any risk was
safer than the one he was then running,
the captain of the British cruiser, at for
ty minutes past three, ran the . Wasp
aboard ou the starboard quarter, his lar
board bow coming foul. The English
coininanderVow uttered thent'agic
Boaiders, away !" and Piec
ing himself at the' head of his crew, en
deavored to carry the deck of his anta
gonist. Three times in succession the
attempt wa% Made, and three times the
American drove the assailants baCk
with great slaughter. At tlie third
m i lt, the gallant captain of the enemy
fell from the Wasp's mizzen rigging,
while in the.act offlourishingbis sword
—two bullets had 'pierced his brain,and
he was dead ere he touched the
At forty-four minutes past three, captain
Blakely gave the order to board intern.
The American seaman now starteden
masae—bounded over the hammock
nettings at the enemy like a living tor;
rent; and in one minute, amid the
clashing of cutlasses, the sharp reports
of boarding pistols, the groans of the
dying and the yells,
_of the wounded,
were masters of the toe. As the sword
of the dying- Manners was laid upon
'the capstan, the nakpf thg Britain drops
suddenly upen the bloody deck of the
Reindeer; and ere the speetator could
mark the movement, the banner of
freedom floated triumphantly in its '
place. •
The Reindeer was an 18 gun sloop
of war, and had a cempliment of .118
souls. She had 25 killed and 42 wound
ed; while the Wasp had 5 killed and 22
After burning his shattered prize, the
victorious Blakely shaped his course
for L'Orient, where he arrived on, the
Bth of July, with
_his ensign waving
above the uttered flag of England, and
his vessel crowded with prisoncis of
war. -
On the 27th of inguit, having under
gone a thorough repair,The Wasp drop
ped down to the outer, anchorage, and
departed from the shores of France.—
Having made a. few prizes, she stood
further out to sea, and' on the morning
`of the first of September, found herself
in the midst of a fleet of merchantmen,
Ander convoy of the Armada, -seventy
four. ~ - ' '
With his accustomed ' , skill and gal=
lantry, captain Blakely now beat to
quarters, and dashed in amid the Un
suspecting fleet. A vessel loaded with .
guns dud military 'stores was soon Cap,
tured, and while the boarding officer
was busily, engaged with another,.:the
seventy-four came down upon the Wind
and stopped the havoc, with her heavy
thunder. • -
Evening now crept in,longand dusky
shadows along the silent waters, and
the look-out man ROM from his airy
,height watched" with eager ,pyee . the
horizon around: The cry of.. Sail 0!
now roused the °Meet's from their, even
ing meal. Buiy feet'echoed along the
cleared decits . ,, and the shotracks re
ceived a further supply of iron messen
gers of death, while the Active powder
boy stood "with' i'spare eatridge inhis
leathern peasing - box beside his gun.--.
'Four stilt now hove in sight, but. the
nearest one seeming most like .a man.
of-war, the - Wasp ran down to - speak
At seven P. M., the chase began to
signalize the stranger. Flags,lanterni,
rockets and guns, waved, shone, roared
and blazed in quick succession--•but the
Wasp made no return. ,
At twenty minutes passed - nine, the
chase was on her lee bow within hail.-
A heavreighteen,now hurled its death
Aaling shot into the, enemy's briOal
port, and swept his deck fork and aft.
This shot was proniptlY returned by the
chase,; when Blakely rah .under under his
lee. fearful lest be might escape, the
wind blowing,-len .knots. Having
reached. the desired position, the gallant
little ,Wasp poured,. in a broadside
which rattled . the .enerny's spars and
rigging, about ,bis ears, and convinced
hint of the true charicterof the stranger.
It was now .nine o'clock at night.—
Darkness rested upon the ocean save
When illummated by the bright flashes
'of musketry ; and this heavy - rant.' of
cannon died - tway mid' of , the:
swelling waves. . , -Furious- was the fire
of the Wasp, and warm - was the re
turn- made by the enemy: _ kwas al-'
most impossible to tell the officers frenn
.themen amid the smoke and darkness
of,the hour ; and the, seamen - slipped ;
men ilie bloody.; decks as the y ran opt
the Icing eighteens. The-wind howled
mournfully - through • the rigging-:-the'
vessels plunged heavily .along the agi
tated deep. As they..came upon• the
top of corresponding waves, the prac
tised gunners fired, and when they,
rose again beheld the damage they had
- - . 1 •
For one hour this terrible 'conflict
ivas kept up with unmitigated .fierce
ness. At ten the 'enemy's fire ceased,
and Captain Blakely leaning over the
guarter, hailed them in a voice louder
than the roaring ocean—" Have you
surrendered ?" No human ~voice re
plied—but a few long eighteeni thun
der back the'enaphatic " No t" A fresh
broadside 'was now poured into' the
enemy, and as the fire was not return
ed, Blakely. bladed a second , time;
Have you struck . ?" A faint-"," " Aye,
aye !" now came over the Waters, l and
a bast was at once lowered to' take pos
seseion of 'the priie. As the cutter
touched the • waves, the-look-ont man
cried, "Sail CO close : aboard!""
• The
smoke having blown, , away, another
Vessel will seen nearing the'
The cutter was therefore ran np to the
davits,'and the craw sent again to their
The Wasp.was now in readinees - to
receive the' second antagonist; but two
more sails heaving in sight astern', the
conqueror was forced to leave his shat
tered-prize.-The helm of the Wasp
was therefore put up, and the ship ran
off free, in order to repair her rigging
and to draw the' nearest vessel of the
enemy away from his consorts.
.The second stranger :continued ja
chase of the Wasp until he got , quite
near, when he shot across, her, kern.
gave her , a parting broadside, and beat
up towards his consort, whose s ignal
guns of distress now echoed in melan
.choly mormursalong the mil nightdeer'.
The Wasp left her prize in !such haste,
as to be ignorant,of his name and force.
When the sea gives up its dead, , and
the crew. of the 'Avon and theL little
band of Blakely shall muster togeilierat,
the final judgment, then, and then only,
shall the conqueror know•his:vanqeisb
ed foe. _ • •
The Wasp was soon lost amid the
darkness of the night, whilf the Castil:. )
ion, the - vessel that came to the; assis-
Lance of the enemy and his copsorts,
hovered around thewreck orthel
and endeavored to save the crevv,
As the morning watch was called, the
Avon gave a sudden roll to leeward;
then settled swiftly by the stern, 'she
sank with a gurgling sound; while Jlter
dead men floated in ghastly s and i bloody
forms upon the summer sea. With
heavy hearts the English cruizers low
ered their ensigns' half-mast, and left
the ocean tomb of their sister, firing
,minute'guns, in.niemory of the; bravo.
Having:repaired her damages; which
were - principally ire spars and rigging.
:the Wasp continued her cruize to the
westward, and on the 12th of. Beptern
ber felLin with,and , took the brig Three
Brothers. . After scuttling /her, she
overhauled and took the brig 3:itccus.
- This 'vessel she Soon sent to a final
resting 'placerin cold water. ,As she
neared tha Western' Island, an armed
Wig hove id sight.) Crblvtling• on all
sail, the gallant - Blakely fired a shot
aCtoss her bows, and received her de
scending flag as - ti tOkeri of submlssion.
This vessel proved to be the Atalanta
of Erguns -.and 19 men. Midshipinen
Daniel Geisnger, riow a post captain in
the service, was ptit on board of ; her as
prize-master, and as the! prkzo-s lowly
parted - from the con i oeror at the dim
of hour evening, the'prize-mastee!and
his crew were the LAST AmEnicAtistvho
'beheld the :Wasp and her gallant band,
and lived to tell the tale. ,
On . the'9th of October following, the
Swedish 'brig Adonis, from Rio; bound
to. Falmoutli, was bearded by the Wasp;
in latitude, 13 deg. 35 min. North,
Longitude, 30 deg. 10 min. .West, and
two passengers, Lieut, and
master's mate, 'Lyman, late of the gal
lant Etisek, were taken from her. The .
Swede then pursued his"course, while
the. American cruizer the
southward. utider,easy At four,
1. M. her topsails dipped hi the South
ern Ocean—and when the sun set ihe
was seen no more; << 1
Of the final end of the Wasp. rumor
has: been busy.. with ber „thousand
tongues. Atone time she was said to
have teen lost upon! the desolate coast
At of Afri6a Oil& her hardy seinnen at
'tied .with the Arabs of the ; desert. ' At
another time she vas to have .been
sun!: in a gale of. wind off the Spanish
..t 1
. •
ishOie, - aiter an'action with an English
frigate; one-time she *as supposed
to,have been lost; in the ocean,--,alone.
another blown up by , the. accidental
ignition of her diagzine. Histor y be
itt , silent upon the subject; the 'pen of
imagination most 'trace her l'ait.roo
menu. . •
It was an awfdl nig tin the South
Atlantic; the Waves 1 .a . pt, in mighty
masses,like:spncere • it's This in dusky
armor: upon Oleic Coal .black :'steeds;
and, their fire-tipped
g reets, the
_exit:neon plumes of,hellis battalion, play
ed with'the elands. and( fluttered in file
breeze. Lond rolled the thunder{ of
heaven, ' and 'around the hoiiion the tonguesi. of a thousand
adders .forked in i ,or wreathed
around, the magazines of
,hail, ; that
reared their pale Mile Iliodies upon the '
bosom of the storm.'' trhe wind Swept'
in one unbroken howl, and the din of'
dashipg, waters coMpleted.,the dreadful'
music of the eleme ntary Nor- ,
The sails of the mariner's bark, were ,
no•where to be 'seen. • It seemed as
though min had - Left i the ocean iti its
majesty to its • God.{While. the Clouds
and darkness, the whirlwind and the
Water spout, the lightning and the deep
mouthed thunder, gave terrific evidence
of the Cleater.—But, hark ! A cannon
faintly echoes! -A-palesepulehre light
faintly glares upon' .the deep l--and
now, with. the velocity of a wonnded
whale, a sloop of war ; with 'her spars
twisted, and broken, hei-bulwarks part
ly carried away, and het rudder gone,
comes down Infcire the { wind. She
falls, off from her course; now she be - -
ies her head in {foam, and now her
stern seems fast diaappeating in the
awful' hollow of the deep. Sea after
sea rolls over her', Minbered.deek, and
the se amen lashed to-her; sides- seem
waiting the hour of near destruction.—
'The commander l ist the- wheel with his
brazen trumpet, is silent. His bright
eye fiashes,:like rtkat (4'. the chaint.d
eagle,.as he scene the :fade of the deep.
A few hears
,more,and the vessel must
rounder at sea. Her,battner still floats
in 'ribbons et her `peak; a faint light
gleams frotri'her 'starboard bineacle,and
the, signal hellions sadly as the vessel
is thrpwn; from broadside upon the side
ling .waves.
.The-storm abates!. The fi erceness
of the blast i s'gPne ! The sea rolls in
gentler billows, and the heavens show
er darkness { initead of forked fire. A
temporait rudder. is rigged ; storm
staysail is •set :1 the wreck of spars is,
cleared away , and the jib and jib-boon
{ are cut adrift together. The rolling
guns are choked with hamthocki froin
the' nettings, and , the ports are closed.
" Ha, iny; brave fellows," thundered
the commander,".we are safe. Reilly,.
Tillinghast ,and Baury, nobly have
stood the test of this war of nature. All
hands. save Shin!"
" All hands,'] shouted the first Lieu
tenant. {'{
"Tumble up: tumble up," cries the
boatswain's mate below.
And now the weary crew are upon
the deck. • 4'hose who are lashed, cut
. seizings its if by magic!? Grasp
ing axes, the
spring to the lop
and 'work with the undaunted men.--
The shatteted topmasts are replaced.
new sailsare bent; and already-the dis
tressed bark begins to wear the ap
pearance of a Ship of war. But, Hark !
from the northwest a rushing sound is
heard'!.bright bow- roars itself from
the edge pr the horizon ! And from
the centre id' that arch of fire, .a flash of
lightning, followed by an instantaneous
crash,' bills the eyes of- the ansions
leader an ins busy crew. ; •In a mo
ment -more the fierce 'Norther strikes
the ship -aback ; from the , top; of a giant
billow , itihntis , her, down. 1 . • A huge
abyss . yawns to receive her-and - with
her mainitiasebtazing :with the
and her tattered stars gleam
ing in the lurid , glare; down.t .down to
the ocean sepulchre sinks, the gallant
Wasp, with her 'lmpoirritt.', BLAKELY
and his IVlsi-Cnnsas Capw. ;*"
mers,,from One of the remote parts of
Georgia were passing near , the Charles
gen and .Augusti ream& *hen 'meat
the locomotive engine belonging to it
came by, !. What's_ that t", says. one:
.4 Indeed I hardly - ,ltnow myself."
said his friend,' but I've heard that
them has been a 'great, .'"deal `'said. in
piprleston-about,the tariff, and I expect
that'e=it.r : .
Tiutsit.—Thouglf dress is Worth'
your attention it is not the ;-first thing:
that should demand it. °; "Generally,
speajting, the'vOlgar pay MIA =more
regard to dress than men °Neal breed
ing and g entility
k ;
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ita4 ta, ettotamom a clom'
IWe have no idea ,that evetY . ,,fam4 or'
chddien can be governed with the same ,
ease to y the. endue Perfeetion t :. But
whatever exeuse, some parents may have
for defects which appear-1u their children'
on account:of nature, disposition, or the
circuriistancesin'whieli'ther are plaaed,.
we certainli cannot excuse those: who
make ru? attempt 'tte govern them. We
have often been pained when we have
heard parents gifeeomminds to children,:
and thew. allow them to• belotalli - disre:
garded. We
,have seen evil in Minister's•
families as well as in-others.. • But such,
Elis will be held - to account for their
neglect. Our Thoughts have just
been directed . to a ease of the kind with
which we were'once acquainted with in.
thej.state of Maine.
, We
.travelied a Circuit on,whicklived
local minister who was considered a very
good 'lrian. He and his' Wife - tveie very
zealous in prayer and exhortation,- • But
theirlarnily of boys were strangely, neg
lected. Such the following
often tool place
" Ephraim, fetelt in some wood,' Said
the father. ' -
I don't want to, replied,the boy. .1
Well, William, yeti go,", said the
father, turning to another son. ,
" " I aint :to, let Ben ge," he
plied .
" Well, Benjamin, you go, that's a
good boy."
shan't, father, you may go your
self," answered the dutiful son.
And the father would then fetch his
own wood without saying a word, un
less it might be You're very naughty
. boys. ,, . .
We have seen these very
,hoys,, when
a lady was approaching the'house, new
ally set their dog upon her for sport, and
nq reproof was given them. ,
• When, the father and mother were ,
kneeling at .
.the family altar, and while
engaged in,ailimatedappeals tolheihrone
of grace, these boya would be quarrelling
witkeach other or 'chasing the dog-and;
cat round the room. ,
IC this was. a solitary case we would
let if pass; but as something of the same
kind of government. is often - to be'wit-
Itessed,'we would ask: such parents, how
c k is possible for them with all their pro
fession of religion, to serve God, while
they so 'Utterly neglect the authority of
him who commanded them to train up
their children in the fear of God and in
obedience to government.';Children are
to. obey Their parents: o and parents al-e,
to see thatAhey do.
Dr. Franklin's -Natal Code.
The great 'American philosopher and
statesman, Benjamin Franklin, drew up
`the foll Owing list of moral virtues,
which he paid constant earnest at
tention, and thereby' Made himself abet= ter and a' happier man
Temperance 7 —Eat not to fulneiir ;•=--
drink not to elevation. ,
Silerice—=Stseak not but what inay be
nefit other's and yourself; avoid . trifling
• ,Pcder,—Let all yo.ur things have : :their
places ; 'let . each' part of, your business
have its time.
'Resafution—Rescilve to perform what
you ought; perforin without fail , what
you resolve.-
Frugirlity---ilake no expense, but 410
good to others or yodiself; that is, Waste
nothing. •
• indreitry---Lose no time ; beilways'
employed in
,soinetleing weft!' ; cut off
all unnecessary noticing.
• Sincerity--Use--' no hurtful deceit ;
think innocendy and justly; you
speak. epeak accordingly.
Jitifice , ---WrOng none by doinginjn
riSs,• of 'omitting the 'benefits' that are
your ditty. - ;-
Mwieration—Avoid extrepeat,
bear resentiug.injuries.
, • .Cleanlienss,-§uffer no uncleanliness
in'body,'clotheS,Or hobitation",'• •
'7'iangteility-=-116. not disturbed. about
trifles'. or at ~aecidentsveontaton for' aria
Humility—lmitate Jesus Christ.
_---Kot_ long ,
since a
laWier closed a pathetic harangife in
the following strain': .0 And' now the
shades of night,bad shrouded the earth
in darkness ; ,all, nature lay•wrapt in
solemn ,thought, When the three W
ffi en
dant ivans cattle rushing like migh
ty, torrent from the hills down upon
the abodes of, peacsj. broke open the
plaintiff's ~ : of
;. separated the weep
ing Mother from her screeching Went,
and "'teak aivay my clienfrrifle, gen=
‘ttemen of the jury ,
T for which _ we charge
ififteen dollars." •
knows not lioW to' speak - whti cannot ,
be sibisi; 781111 hoW act , Witif vigor and
deoision. Oho ha'stetts to "the
sihwt; loudnesS is impotence.
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