Newspaper Page Text
41)ebncsban sllcrrninit, Julp 21, 12-V7.
The Old Area Chair.
et Mile, s. J. HALL • ,
There's pleasnreip the humble home,'
'if childhood's sthile is there,
And comfort in the lowliek room,
Where stands an old arm chair.
We know that hope, with heaven-bright flame,
Hath.-warni'd,the mother's breast :
We know the tathee+ frail-worn frame
Bath fotind a place of rest ;
Bright visons of the hotisehold band,
' Of love;lhd faith; and praYer
Heart joined with heart and hand With hand,
Surround the old arm chair.
But . childhooti's happy grace can give
A charm to home most fair;
And wealth, 4f wise, will never live
Without his hood arm chair. .
It is a throne' of holy polder,
If-hearts of love surround ;
A refuge in the world-sick holit,
Where soothing dreams are ll:Arid':
What nerves the care-bow'd man With strength,.,
Life's battle-field to dace?
That he and his may rest at length
Within a good arm chair.
The monarch gn his golden throne,
Of hundred kings the heir,
Can he as man compare with one
Who wins his good arm chair !
With willing hand and mon mind,
11.oks,up, clear-eyed, to heaven;
Str ne. pure and free, as mountain wind,
And kind as dew of even.
Ave. such the man that God hath bless'd,
Whom ang els guard with care i• '
He'll rest, an d see his lov'd one rest,
Within !)is own arm chair.
jrrorn.llendkli' '• Wattlongion and hi. Geiletalt
At length the die Was cast at Concord and Lex
u•ion, and entrained militia had chajed British re
.:Aar, in affright I;iefoire 'them. Putmun was, then
quietly pursuing his occupation at hoMe ; and the
next day after the battle, a plain New England Far•
mer might be seen in the field with his OM and
e'en Ai ntwttim , stones together, mending his fence.
The trarm April nen shone down upon his weather
Ileatea lee, and all .was calm and beautiful an
Traitt ever is. But suddenly a man wan !seen
coming in a furious gallop along the road, beiaing
harriedly a them as he rode—the call to arms
which thrilled every ear that heard it. Stripping to
amwer no enquirien, he hurried on, and reining up
hi- pautimi and fimm•eovered steed opposite this
platachul farmer, hurried across the field, anti stood
b r amble s : with bast; and excitement before him.
The exerts of Leimg/an anti. .Concord lave been
uked in blood, and the country is in a blaze 11' Thus
trial tale. , Putnam's brow grew L ilark as
wrath at the recital. and leaving ltis Oxen Iwhere
they stood. lee stayed not even to i:liatre ifis far..
mei. apparel: or hid farewell to . his family, but
leaping on his swiftest horse was soon seen tearing
the road to Boston. The first blood that was
Flied roused all the lion within him, and thoge who
Farr that mugh form fly past, knew that wild work
would soon be done. Arriving at Cambridge in
twernydatr hairs, a distanee of nearly a hundred
aules.he immediately railed a comicil'fof war, and
rave his stem voice for War to. the last extremity.
He then hurried to 1.114 Assembly of Connecticut, to
Limier with it on the best mode of carrying on hos._
tilities. and as soon as his htiShifiSS was drine, sped
bark to the' army with the commissiori of brigadier
:Poem' in hislumil. The forces kept pmfiiig in
from every quarter—thaw from each state having
at otiicer of their own to command them:lo4k
!he ttiOvements of the wlmic were controller) 11 4
mane)) of war. • Putnam, from his lonTexpetrience
rt pilitary matter:. - And knOwo bravery and
lipnoes: , in bank, .7:Lila:illy assumed the general
n.am , l. moil at lem_Mi lie was practically common-
OF BIZN6F;11 HILL
11'1n1,.‘ this multitudinous ainay lay around Bos
fn.a uleuff any it h of discipline except to shoot
• ,, 14121,1, -o f any definite anti beyond the mere de.
'"rolniatino to fi , ,dif ; the officers who corutuanded
'hem•lnnlsing on thin in a clearer light, were di.
jl. tnlite best course to prsue. Putnam, with
tNualtpromptness and boldness 4, and Preott,
'Vrlr il.r, a battle if they could get the militia behind
'qlrefultments. They thought, and justly, that an
Ptiz.cze men i . o n te s .4 peculiarly disa4mus to the 111 m,
”rfflis. would gix•e them 'confidence in themselFeq,•
ami kindle a spirit of resistance diroughont the Lind.
The other officers were fearful Of a defeat, "And
ir Pa , leti the re:gstat of one on the army and country.
holder counsel of Ptitnant rind Prescott,
erer. prevailed. •
The English ; in the mean time. feeling the -re
grand of fileir position ; laid two different plans In
46 ancis inin till' xpen (joinery, hilt were in both
turned back 'by the precautions of the Amerir
'aos• who were emistruitly informed of their Move
""'. XI length. alyanclonim.• every other project,
f; " era t ( ; , *e directed all his efforts to force a pas
l'Y the peninsula 'end neck of Charlestown .- 7
firs peninsula is little over a mile long, stretchink
Iron' ea.-t to west. washed nu the north by the Mrs
* nn the 'south jby Charles river ; while a nar-.
tow ~h anr u -eparates it from 'Boston on the cast,
11 . e sPot . Where this peninsula joins thelinain land
only about a hundred-yards across, and is called
FAorn this.spot rises Thinker's Hill, and
;, hole farther in towards Boston, Breed's Hill. To
the,egress of the British by thigfeek, the
Plan of which they had rpeiverl from friends in
, n; the American '-officers resolved t to fortify
Bunker's Hill, which completely commanded it.
c ttionel Preseolt Was ordered to occupy this height
: 4 1 a thousand men, and intrencii strongly
rs• Having assembled on the Green at C4m 4
br idge, they leaned their heads for i. tow moments
no their trusty &clocks, while the solemn pmyet
an the evening air in their behalfrand then
I ``t )l, Iv their line of march.' By some, mistake, or
N'om:iy, they went farther on, and oxuvied
. . • , ' : ' -
. • li
ORD . .
Breed's Hill. At midnight, those stem-hearted men
stood on the top; while Putnam marked out the
lines of the entrenchments. By daylight, they had
constructed a redoubt about eight rods square, in
which they could shelter .themselves. At four o'-
clock in the morning, the people of Boston and the
British. officers were waked up by a heavy cannon
ading from an English ship of war, wluise corn
manner first perceived the position which the Am
ericans had taken up &trine the +iiight. The Eng
lis officers cotild scarcely belies f their eyes, when
the.yisaw this redoubt almost o*r their heads. Au
immediate battle was inevitable, jor this height
commanded Buster!, hell as soon as batteries could
be erected, the cityAust fall. A ll now was bustle
and confusion, kill each one knew that in a few
hours a most deadly conflict' must take place,—
Crowds begait to gather on the shore. and thousands
of eager'eyes - were turned with intense anxiety and
*cinder upon that low, dark redoubt that crowned
the summit of the hill. In two hours, time ail 'the
artillery of the city, and the ships of war and float
ing bane:deft ; were pointed against that silent struc
ture. The city shook to the thunder of cannon, and
that lonely height fairly rocked under the bonibs
and balls that tore up its side: It absolutely rained
shots and shells upon its top ; still all was silent
above and about it ; yet one near enough to Catch
the sound, could have heard the heavy blows of the,
spade and pickaxe, and the consmnt fall of earth,
as those hardy men toiled as they wirer toiled be-
Ibre. IletMless of the iron storm that rattled around
them, they continued their werk. and by noon gad
run a tK.iteli nearly down to the Mystic river on the
north. The fire was too hot- to let them work in
the open field, while Putnam saw at a glance that
this must be closed up at all ha4ards: for the ene
my marclung.swiftly along that smooth open ground
could take him ie the flank and rear. This unpro
meted spot was a meadow, freAfy mown, and stud
ded thick with hay-cocks, all ready to be ;:athered
into the barn. .A single rail fence cro,sed it from
the hilt to the. river, of which Putnam, with that
quickness of invention he had acquired in his long
pa email Warfare, immediately took advantage. He
I ordered the men to take the rails from another fence .
near by, and running them through this one, lay the
hay between. In a flatulent the field 'Was black
with men, some carrying rails on their shouldtws,
and some with arms full of hay, and all hurrying
onward. In a short time that single fence looked
like a huge embankment, This completed the line
of defence of the , left_ Wing and centre, which ex
: tended fronts the Myslic river up to the redoubt.
Behind the redoubt lay a part or the right wing, the
rest being flanked by the homsesof Charlestown at the
base of the h il l. Thus stretched over and down'the
I hill. like a hirm cord ) lay the American army,'nerv;
I ed w ith the 'desperate valor of freemen battling for
their native hills.
The tremenduous cannonade, which had .been
kept up all the forenoon, having Tailed to dislodge
the enemy,* it was resolved by the British comman
ders to carry the height*, by 'assault. Putnain.' in
the mean'time, had strained every nerve et add tb
his means of defence. Almost constantly on horse
' back, he was riding'hither and thither, superinteed-
I Ma everything and animating the men by words of
eneburagment. During the night, While Prescott
Was hurrying forward the works on Breed's
he sparred furiously off to Cambridge for reinforce
ments. The thunder of cannon at four o'cloAr iii
• the morning quickly brought him to the saddle, and
In a few, mignites he as galloping up to the re 7
doubt. Ordering..ofl a detachment, to throw. up a
-work on Bunker's which commanded the
height on, which the army lay, he again flew to
Cambridge to hurry up the troops, The Neck, over
Which he wan compelled to pass. was at this rime
I swept by the artillery of a ma n eny-war, and floati l ng .
hatieries. Through this fire Petnam l (wildly galliv
! ed. and to hisiny found that S ark stud Heed were
the. way to the scene of aetion. Disposing these
troops to the besi advaidage. he coolly awaited the
terrible onset, which he knew was preparing for
him. The day was clear : not a cloud' rested on
the summer heavens. and the earth seemed to pant
under the fierce rays of the notiliday see. As he
stood and grtzed with a stern. yet anxious eye, a
s96te presented itself that mieht have moved the
boldest heart. The British army had crossed the
channel, surd now stood- in battle array on the shore.
In the intervals of the roar of Artillery. which play
ed furiously from Moreton's Hill, were heard the
thrilling strains of martial muse, and the t‘tirring
blast of the bugle, while pinnies (lanced and stan
dards waved in the sunlight,' and nearly tire thou
sand bayonets `eleatneil and shook over the dark
mass below. Just then a single horseman, of slen
der form, was seen moving over Seeker's Hill, and
Making straight for Putna.M. It. was (leneral War
ren, the gallani and noble-hearted Warren, Who had
gazed on that silent redoubt and his brave brethren
there, till he could no longer restrain his feelings,
and had come to share their fate. Putnam with
that genemsity for which lie was remarkable, Un
meliately offered to put himself Under his order,
" No." said Warren, ".1 came as a volunterer,. to
show those rascals that the Yankees can fight. 4.
Where shall I be most needed V"The: fonder
pointed to the redoubt as the most covered spot.
"Tell me, - said Warren, while his lips quivered
' with the excitement, " where the onset Will be the
keurie4t." "Go then,te tliC redoubt," said Putnam,
.Prescott is there, and will do his duty—if we cad
belt!' that, the day is ours." Away galloppei ,War ! .
ren, and as he dashed up to the IntrenehMents, a
loud huzza rent the air, and rolled iti.joYfUl accents
along the lines.
Nothing could exceed the grandeur and excite
ment of the scene at thiti . moment. Strung over
that hill and out of sight lay fifteen hundred sons
of Liberty, cooly' awaiting the onset of the veteran
thottsands of England, and sternly resolved to prove
worthy Of the WO destinies intrusted to their care.
The rdofe of the houses of Boston, the shores; and
eirdry church steeple were black with spectators,
looking now on the foniting columns upon the
shore, and now at the silent intrencliments that
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, Fl, BY E. S. COODRICH & SON,
REGARDLESII. OF DENUNCIATION Fft% QUARTER."
spanned - the heights. Many of them had sons, and
brothers, and husbands, and lovers on the hill, and
the hearts of, all swelled high or slink low, with
alternate hope and fear, as they thought of the
strength and terror of the coming shock. Oh, how
the earnest prayer went up to heaven and with
what intense love and longing each heart turned
to that silent Tdonbt. At length the English
bet,rin to adVance in two dense columns. Putnam.
then rode along the lines kindling the enthusiasm of
the men already reused to the highest pitch, and
ordered them to hold their fire till the enemy was
within eight rods, and them aim at their waistbands•
On came the steady battalions,: ever and anon halt
ing to let the artillery play -on the intrenchments,
and then advancing in the nest perfect order and
beautiful array. To the spectator, that artillery
appeared like moving spots of flame and smoke
ascending the slope, but not a sound broke thy
ominous and deathlike silence that reigned arouid
the heights. But for the flag , drooped in the hot
summer air over the. redong, you would luive
deemed it deserted. But flashing eyes were there
bent in wrath on the enemy as slowly and steadi
ly they' ascended the hill, and closed sternly in for
the death-stniggle. •They - were noble troops—and
as in perfect order, with gay standards and
polished bayonets floating andflaAfing in the sun,
they advanced nearer and nearer, their appearance
was imposing in the extreme. Stopping every few
yards, they delivered theirdeep and regular vollies
on the embankments, but not a shot replied. .That
silence was more awful than the thunder of can
, non, for it told of carnage and death slumbering
there. At length, when the hostile columns were
almost against tlie intrenchmeuts, the signal Was
!7ivert and the stern order ;•Fmr.," rung with slant
- ing clearness on the air. A sheet of flame replied.
runiiiii. , like a flash of light along that low dark
wall, and the front rank of the foe went down, as
if suddenly enmilphed in the earth.- But those be
hind, treading over their dead companions, press
ed steadily forward, yet the same temp e st of fire
sn;oteAtheir bosoms, and they sunk amid their fallen
comrades. Still the steady battalions nobly strug
gled to bear up a;ainst the deadly sleet, but all in
vain ; rank after rank Went down, like the sand
bank as it eaves over the stream, and at length.
furious• with rage and despair, the whole army
troke•and fled for the shore. Then went up a.'
long and fond linzza from that little redoubt, which
was echoed the whole length of the lines, and ans
wered by thousands of voices from the roofs, and.
steeples, and heights of Boston.
The dise omfitted troops never halted till they
readied the shore, where their commanders attemp
ted to rally them. %%Tilde they Were seen riding to
and f o amid the ranks'. Putnam put spurs to his
horse and galloped off, iq his shirt-sleeves, after re
inforcements. But the Neek over }which they tinst
p ass was now swept by such a galling
_fire that they
refused to stir. Carried away by his intense anx
iety, he rode backwards and forwards several
times ) to show there was no danger, while the balls
toughed up.the earth In furrows around him : but
few, however, could be induced to follow, and he
hastened bark to the scene of action.
The spectacle the hill now presented was terrific
beyond description. That redoubt was silent again,
while the dead and dying lay in ghastly rows near
its base. The imposing . columns were again on the
march. while Charlestown. which in the interval
had been set .on fire by the enemy, presented a
new feature in the appaling scene. The roar and
crackling of the flames were distinctly heard in the
American lines ; and the smoke in immense vol
umes heavenward, blotting out the sun and shed
ding. a Ftrar.ze and lurid light on the ,dead-covered
field'. The British commander fondly hoped that
the smoke would invhlve the heights, confusing
the deadly itim ) ift the Americans,. and covering the
assault ;,'but the blessed brezze changing, inclined
it gently seaward. leaving the battle-field Onobseu
red and open as ever. Again the drums beat their
hurried charge and the celerities pressed gallantly
forward. Advancing more rapidly than before, they
halted only to pour in their heavy tellies, and then
hurryhig on over their dead and wonrided compan
ions. who had fallen in the first assault, seemed
abont to sweep in a resistless flood over the en
trenclurients. On, en they came, 'shaking Atte
heights with their he ivy muffled tread, till t
stood breast to breast With that silent redoubt, when
suddenly it again gaped and shot forth flame - like
some huge monster. VOT a moniefit,it seethed as
if the atmosphere was an element of fire. ft was
a perfect herricane of fire and lead, and the firm set
ranks di::appeared like • mist lit its path. The lir:
ing strove manfully to stem the fight, and file reel
ing ranks bore up for a While amid the carriage;
led by as brave officers as ever cheered tnen,nn to
death. But that firey sleet kept driving fulVin their
faces, smiting them down rank after,,trink ; with
such fearful rapidity, that the bravefu/gave Way.—
The lines bent bar ig to their pla
ces again. atiin at last riddled
through and lint thing fire, the
whole mass gave cliff, and broke
furiously down the triumphant
Initzas rocke,cl the heig,htsi And the dopes of that
hill filmed red a ith floWing blood.
A staldeff ;deuce followed this strange uproar,
broken only by the smothered groans and cries of
the wounded. lying almost within reach of the re.
doubt. • On that fatal shore the English Comman
ders rallied for the third and pat time their disor
dered troops ; while the Amer' icais, burning With
indignation and disappointment; drove home their
Irst cart I lg's. ~
The st ere, the hour, the immense result atie,
ark combinedno* to fill the bosom of every spec
tiator with emotion of the deepest sadness, anxiety ;
fear. The smoke of the battle hung in light
around that dark redoubt, while. near by ;
C rlestcrwn was one mass fit billowy flame and
suteke. The slope in front of the breadtvork'trita
'otted with the slain, and ever and anon cane the
booming of cannon as they still thundered oa the
American intrenchments. The sun now stooping
to the wtem horizon. bathed that hill-top in its
gentle light, and the mild summer evening was
hastening on. The hills looked green and beauti
ful in the distance—all nature was, at rest, and it
seemed' impossible that such arcnage had wasted
there a moment before.
But anotheF sight soon arrested everi eye : •the
re-formed ranks of the enemy were a rain in -mo
tion. Throwing aside their knapsacks to lighten
their burdens, and reserving their tire, the soldiers,
with fixed bayonets, marched swiftly and steadily
over the slope, and up to the very intrencliments.
Only one volley smote them, for the Americans,
alas, had fired their last Catridge, and worse than
all were without bayonets! Clubbing their mus-.
kets, however, they still beat back the enemy.
when the reluctant order to retreat was given.--;
The gallant fellows behind the hay and fence be
low still maintained their ground, and thus saved
the rest of the army. Putnam, riding amid the
men, and waving his sword over his head, endea
vored to ,make them rally again on Bunker's UR
Finding all his efforts vain. he burst forth into a tor
rent of indignation. His stout heart could not en
dure the day, so nobly battled for, should be lost at
last. He rode between them and the enemy. be
fore which they fled, and there stood in the hottest
of the fire. But neither words nor example could
stay their flight. Without ammunition or bayonets,
Or breastwork, it was a hopeless task. Warren too,
interposed his slender from between his own troops
and those of the British. Moving slowly dew,' the
western declivity olthe hill. he planted himself all
alone, before the ree and pointing to the mottoes
on theiestandards, strdite by his stiring eloquence,
to rouse them to another effort. Carried away by
a lofty enthusiasm. he reminded them that Heaven
watched over their cause, and would sustain their
efforts. While he thus calmly stood, and bent his
flashing eye on the advancing battalions, an E
()dicer. who knew him, snatched a musket ft:om
a soldier. and shot him dead in his footsteps.
Although the Americans were compelled to re
treat across the Neck, which was swept by cannon,
they suffered comparatively little, and finally took
their position qn Winter and Prospect Hills. and
ni.ght,.soon after shat in the scene. It had been a
tearful day ; nearly two thousand men lay fallen
across each other on that hei.tht, fifteen hundred of
whom were British gobblers. The battle-field re
mained in the hands, of the English. but the victo
ry was ours. The news spread like wild-lire over
• the land, and one long shout went np, the shout of
liberty : which the human soul heard and angwer
ed, and shall answer the world Over.
Anv ENTICRE WITH AN A NT-BEA R.—ln pAS,ltig
thmtigh a wooded Campo (Taboleira coberta) we
mine upon a large ant-eater. (Nlyrmecopluza ju
bata,) which Mr. Walker followed, With the linen-
lion of 4iooting. But his ::un nUssett fur. IVe a
pursued it on foot, with sticks, as none of our gun
happened to be loadcxl.• I was the first to come? u
with it ; and, being well aware of the harmless na
ture of h. mouth. I seized it by its long snout, by
which I tried to hold it, when it immediately rase
up on Hs hind legs, and clasped me round die
middle with its powerful fore paws ; complete
brought me to a stand. One of the men now corn
ing up, struck it a blow on the head with a thick
stick, which brought it Itir an instant to the ground.
Notwithstanding it was freqeently stunned by the
blows it received, it always raised itself again and
ran off. At last I recollected the small pistol?:
which I always carried in my pocket loaded with
ball, when, by the first elicit thmtigh the breast, it
fell dead. It was a very large animal, Measuring
about six feet, without including the tail, which to
gether with the long hair by Which it is entered,
measured full four more. It rein very slow, (tm ing
to the peculiar or.mnizaiion of its fore feet, tom of
the claws of which are very lar.ze and doubled up
when it walks or runs, causing one side of the foot
to rest on the ground. The proper. or rather the
principal, use of these powerful claws is to as.-ist
In-obtaining the white ant, the food on which it
lives. The lame clay nests of these insects are ve
ry eommoif in these upland Campos and when
the ant-bear waits a meal, he attacked one ofilie743-
hillocks With his fore claws, tearing' nut a portion
of the side, and pushes in his long. slender tongue,
which is covered with a viscid saliva to which
myriads of the ants adhere, and opening his little
mouth, he draws it in. Now, shutting his lips push
mit out a second time. retaining the ants in his
outh till his tongue has been completely • cxser
ted, when lie swallows them.
AND NTIIAT NEXT.-21 gentleman riding near the
city overtook a ell-dressed young man, and invi
ted him to a seat in his carilagr. - •
"And what, -. said the gentleman to t h e young
stranger. " are your plans for the future ?"
". I am a clerk, - repligd the young man. " and
my hope is to succeed and to get nun business for
And what next r' said the fzentleman.
a Why ) I intend to merry and set up an c:ltab
lislipient of my own, - said the youth.
"And what next r' continued the intermgntor.
a Why. to continue in bt.>`•inest and itentmulate
" And what ne l xt ri
it is the lot of all to 'die, and I of cmirse can
not escape," replied the young ►Hari.
" And what lice ?" otirelpore asked the 26n
tleman ; but the young. man had no answer to
make=he had no purposes that. readied beyond
the present liter
4ldsr my young men am in precisely the same
ition ? their plans embrace Only this life
what pertains to getting wealth and enjoy life.—
What pertains to the world to come has no place in
It is thought to he A : pre v entiv e to the Unhealthy
itifluenceof cucumbers Meld the slices very thin,
and drop es eh one intu cold water an S - ou cut
A few Minutes in the.water takes out •a large pcir.
[ion of the slimy rnatter,so injurious to health. They
should be eaten-with high seasoning.,
IrnAu roc .7.l4lWairitaigni4
Glori,t in alti.rimis Deo:
The m rcies, Lord. which thou halt sent,
less me, since my life began.
Of h eal th and ease, peace and content,
In y nth and age, boy and man,.
. 4 . Light my heart a sacred dame, -
Make e adore thy holy name.
Wit gratitude my soul o'ertlow i
T. use to thank thee, Heavenly King,
T e sweet refrain the apgels sing,
Clot a Deo, gloria Deo.
Whin or obedience to thy will,
Thu giv'st the sweet reward of peace.
And v.. en my duties I fulfil,
Thoi send'st for help, thy saving grace;
'Tis lille the mild, refreshing show'rs,,
Upon the languid, drooping &piers,
Thrblessings make my virtues grow ;
r use to thank thee, Heairenly King;
. ' T. e sweet refrain the Angels sing.
Ulu; a Deo, gloria Deo. • ;
s and beats, the platits and trees,
hills and vales, the verdant sod
• odlike man, the'skies and seas,
•d sing, Glory to God.
n and planets bless thy name,.
E:rs thy sovereign power proclaim,
lence laud thee, as they glow :
I use to praise thee, Heavenly King,
e sweet refrain the .angels sing,
is Den, gloria Deo.
• Th ,
Whent Nature lifts her drooping head.
Just ; freed from Winter's icy band,..
And, 4% if rising from the dead,
Shege.oines to life, at Spring's command,
Thy „goodness tlwn pours genial showers,
Givesismiling fie:ds and gaudy.flow'rs—
Proin thee all earthly blessings flow:
1 4 1 use to thank thee, Heavenly King,
he sweet refrain the angels sing,
Glo-ia Deo, gloria Deo.
The summer rain, the cooling dews,
The cheerful sun, the fanning breeze,
Pleasure and health and joy diffnse;
With fruit gray Autumn loads; the trees,
Thy goodness fills the world around,
Thy mercy every where is found,
Thy bounty's seen where'er I go:
t# I'll use to thank thee, Heavenly King,
The sweet refrain the angels sing,
Gloria Deo, gloria Deo.
Winter has bound the earth in chains,
The streams have its frozen breath,
Now cold inanimation reigns,
And Nature seems to sleep in deaths
Vet soon it will revive again,
Warm'd into life, no mo re remain
Enchain% by ice an d frost and snow.t
• I will for this, to praise mfKing,
,Use the refrain the angels sing, '
Gloria Deo,"gloria .Deo.
When Death, thy messenger, shall come ;
He'll come to bless, not to destroy ; '
Glory and life spring from the tomb,
.And 'tis thro' Death we reach true joy.
Then, from our mortal fetters free,
Weilll lea; e the earth, and Ely to thee,
No'inore oppressed by sin and wo
We will unite to praise our King ;
lase the refrain the angels sing ;
Gloria Deo, gloria Deo.
NECK AND NIA:K.—The following story is told of
Count Pulaski. of revolutionary m emo r y :—The
hero was as,adroit a swordsman as he was perfect,
in horsemanship. and he ever rode a powerful and
fleet charger. During the retreat Of the American
army through New Jersey, in the darkest hour of
our national adversity, Pulaski was, With wsmall
party of horsemen pursued by a large body of Bri•
ish cavalry. the leader of which was % good horse
man, and mounted nearly as well as Pulaski.—
Pulaski rode in the rear of his detachment, and the
British captain in advance of those he commanded.
The morning sun was shining, brightly,. casting obi
thine shadows, and as the pursued party entered a
long. narrow lane, Pulaski having satisfied himself
of the superior speed and command of his horse
over that of his pursuer, slackened his pace, and
kept his horse to the side of the lane fartherest from
the sun. The purstUng officer came up in hot haste,
his sword elevated so as to make • the decisive cut
upon Pulaski as S,OOll as he could reach him. Put
ttskt r ode as though lie heard not the. advance Upon
him...yet lie kept his eyes thed mpon'the
ground on the side of his horse towards the sun on
his right. As soon as 6e s aw th e shadow o f hi s
pursuer's hortie agalit upon him, and found that the
horses' head. hr the shadow, hail gained about half
the length of his own horses body, he gate the
sudden sword etito(St. George with his powerful
ann, and saw the decapitated bead of the English
officer follow the stroke.
His mathematical et e.ltad meastired the distmic
by the position of the shadow so nocunr_ely, and his
po-[lion giving a long back reach . to his right arm,
while the eras i stmke of his pursuer must have
been math- at a much shorter distance to have taken
Oleo, that the pursuing offictir lost his head before
Lc suspected that his proximity was known, or that
a blow Was meditated.
FA(le IN. A NUT-SII r.u..-=-Texas was annexed be
ore Mr. Polk was hiling - urated as President.
It wits his sworn duty to prritevt Texas ; as mtic
as am- other Slate
,Mexieo commenced an ' , invasion of Texas, for
O l e a vowed o b j e v t of eonquerina
Had he refit-cd such prow Ilion, he would have
been guilty of subornation of perjury, and justly ha-
Me to impeachment,
The Itirxicans comtnenced the war hv and uiva
sion of Texas
'llw Atnerieang are brinaiti_ it to a close. ,
'tiered or. Arnekman ri2lits still be respected by
Mexico. •Ileretotere they have been meat foully
rampleg I upon. , •
Thee assettions are all true. and present the
mattel in as few:words as possible.
Ira man is not rising upward to be an angel,
depend 'Ten it be is sinking dOvniwartti to be a
cieril. lie cannot• «top at the beast. The, inost
savage igen are not beasts; they are worse, a great
Franidin tecommeruls in the choke ore wife
to -elect trom a bunch. A down. cast editor say
the common practice now is to soloalwith a bunch.
Camino Ilhotory of the nglish
Ihe history of the English ble inclailes a pp
riil nine hundred years. e venerable Bede
translated the Pwaiter and-he - pel into the Ar6ii-
154N.0ff by order of King Alfre.. The price of a
Bible in 1274 ; fairly written W, from $l5O t0 E.1 5250,
though in the year 1840, two es of the London
Midge were built for 8123.
Richard Holies was ono of th,
translation of the Bible into the
as, it was spoken• after the con
paraphrase in verse onAtio boo'
upon the Nailer, but the whole
I appeared in 1360 and 1380
A bill in the year 1491), Was b ,ught into the House
of Lords, to forbid the use of E glish Miles.; bait
did not pass. A decree of Ar , cl Archbishop Of
Calterbury i.i 1403 forbade una thorizod , potsatiste .
translate any text of Holy Seri stores into English
as well as - prohibited the readi ~..- of any translation
till approved of by the bis, , - or a Council.—
Severalltersons were burned fo reading the word
of G 04.1 ' • .
•In the reign of Henry the
"'What Fif, 1, a law was pass
"'What whoever should re the Scriptures in
their Mother tongue, should orfeit land, cattle,
blily, life and good., from thei heirs for ever, and
be condemned for heretics to I, enemies to the
crown, and most' arrant traitors Ito the land." And
between ylf; 1 and 1193 ; Faust, ,or Faustits who un
dertOok the sale of Bibles at litris, where printing
was then unknown. narrowly escaped punishment.
He was taken for a magician because he produced
them so rapidly, and ; hecause '.one copy was' so
much like another. - .
The Latin Vulpte, • printed . Nlayntz, in 1462,
was thr very first printed edit] of the whole Bi- •
hie in any language, baring the date arid place of
s execution, and the name of the printer.
- The first'printed edition of t e Holy Scriptures
in any modern languagr, was
year 1167. TI) Neal'Te.tam i
wised by Malat thou, appeate(l
Tyrttlal, in 1536, printed his E
Antwerp : but those who sold i l l
condemned by Sir Thomas M
,cellar, to ride with their faces
with papers on their heads,
books and themselves into the
Tyndal himself . was strangle(
dying prayer was : !Rid ope
land's eyes." John' Fry, or
Itoe who as steel Tyndal in
burned' for heresy.,
Cranmer obtahmil a commis lon from the Xing
to prepare with the assistance of learned men, a
translation of the Bilile, It w. tobe printed al Pa
lir,, : bur the - inquisition interfe •d. and 2500 copies
were seized and condemned t , the flames. SoMo
of these, however. beim!, throlgh avarice, sold,for
waste paper, by the officers who superintended the
; . ling, Were recovered, and brought to England,
to the great delight of Crantne7; who. on receiving
Some copies, said' that it 7,ave,him more pleasure
than if he had received two thousand pounds. 'lt_
was coMmanded that a bible should be deposited in
every parish church, to be read by all who plea_ a 1
and permission sheen people. to purchase the Eng
lish Bible for themselves and families.
In the sear 1535, Covenlale's folio Bible was
peblishesi, In the reign of Edward the' Sixth;
new editions appeared. In May's reign, the Gos
pellers, or reformers, fled abroad. but a newtrans
!anon of the New Testament, in English. appeared
at Geneva, in 1587, the first wine) bad the'distinc
tion of verses, with figures attached to them.
A gilarto edition of the whole Bible was printed
at Geneva, 1260, by Rowland Ilarte. A New Tes
tament in Welsh, appeared in 1269 : the whole
Bible in -1588, and the English -translation called
the Bishop's Bible, by Alexander Parker, in 1568.
It was in 1582 that the Roman Catholic Rhenish
Testament appeared, and in . 1609 and . 1610, that
their Doway Old Testament was printed: In 1607
was began, and a
din 1311 was completed, new and
more correct traaslanon, being the present author
ized version of the lioly Scriptures, by forty-Seven.
learned persons, (fffiy-four were appointed.) eho.:
' s"n f r om the two Universities. This etliti , ai has
. been truly styled, " not oily the glory of the rich,
and the inherit:nice of the poor," I:3in the "guide
of the way-worn pilgrim, the messenger of grace,
and the means of knowledge, holiness, and soy to
I A Great SNOW STORM.—The followingareount of
tremendous snow storms in the year t 77 7 ;; is taken
from the '• History of Lynn, - by Alonzo Levis,
'published a numb tr of years ago :. ..
"Two great storms, ,on the twentie h and twenty
hunt)! of - February. covered the g,tonnd so deep
with snow that people for some days could notcass
from one house to anothei. Old Indians, of an hun
dred years. said that their fathers. had never told
them of such a snow. It was from, ten to twenty
feet de6p, and generally covered the lower stories,
of the houses. Cottages of one story' were entirely
buried, so that ;he people dug patio:from one l house;
to mintlier mulcr the snow. Soon after, m 4 slight
rain fell, and the frost c used the snow ; and then ,
the people went ,out of theirliariaber-windoit . -s and'
walkei over it. Many it the farmers loot dicta
; Mid n ost of the stiep and swine ~which •
were s'aved I . -ed from Otte to two weeks without
to, One la an hail s Intel hens bulled near he,
barn, which s ere dug, out alive eleven days. after.
During, this .; t ow a great aninber of deer came front
tiv... Wo<xls ir food, and were - followed by the
wolves, whi .11 killed many of them. Others were
killed 1w tin people with guns. Some of the deer
fled to N.lll:itlt. and being chased by the wolvet , ,
leaped i nto .the sea and lcere - drowned. Great
( l ama ,' wai done to the • -
freeziaz to the branches, an'
it fell. • •
"This snow formed a re
England : the old peoph.'
would say that it happeneif
or alter the great tqlow2l
•• first to attempt a
uest. He wrote a
of Joh, and a 0033
t hie, by Wickliffe,
n German, in the
:nt, by LUther, re
in 1531. William
Testament at .
in England, Were
re the Lord Chan-
o the horses' tails,.
d to throw their
re at Cheapside.-- ;
and burned. His
the King of Eng
ryth, and Williams
'is Bible were both
rehards by the snow
splitting the trees as'`
arkabit3 era in New
, in relating, au evian,
en many )ears beforn