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Thursday Morning, November 10,1859.
A FARMER'S SONG.
We envy not the princely man,
In city or in town.
Who wonders whether pnpkin vines
Run up the hill or down ;
We care not for his marble halls.
Nor yet his heaps of £ld.
We would not own his sordid heart
For all his wealth thrice told,
We are the favored ones of earth.
We breathe pure air each morn.
We sow—we reap the golden grain—
We gather in the corn ;
We toil—we live on what we earn,
And more than this we do.
We hear of starving millions round,
And gladly feed them, too.
The lawyer lives on princely fees,
Yet drags a weary life ;
He never knows a peaceful hour—
His atmosphere is strife.
The merchant thumbs his yard-stick o'er—
Grows haggard at his toil ;
He's not the man God meant him for—
Why don't he till the soil ?
The doctor plods through storm and cold,
Plods at his patient's wilt;
When dead>nd gone he plods again
To get his lengthy bill.
The printer, (bless his noble sool),
He grasps the mighty earth,
And stamps it on our welcome sheet,
To cheer the farmer's hearth.
We sing in honor of the plow,
And honor of the press—
Two noble instruments of toil,
With each a power to bless.
The bone and nerve of this fast age.
True wealth of human kiud—
One tills the ever generous Earth,
The other tills the mind.
Arte Eng/and Farmer.
LIVE FOT SOMETHING.
Live for something, be not idle—
Look about the for employ !
Sit not down to useless dreaming—
Labor is the sweetest joy.
Folded hands are ever weary.
Selfish hearts are nevsr gay.
Life for thee hath many duties—
ActWe be. then, while you may.
Scatter blessings ia thy pathway !
Gentle words and cheering smiles.
Better are than gold and silver.
With their grief dispelling wiles.
As the pleasant sunshine faileth,
Ever on the grateful earth,
So let sympathy and kindness
Gladden well the darkened hearth.
Hearts there are oppressed and weary ;
Prop the tear of sympathy.
Whisper words of hope and comfort,
G ire, and thy reward shall he,
Joy unto thy soul returning.
From this perfect fountain head.
Freely. as thou freely pi vest.
Shall the grateful light be shed.
The Bible Confirmed by an Egyptian
Seal at Nineveh.
On the temple walls of ancient Egypt, among
the figures of men and gods and many historical
records, there frequently occur certain oblong
parallelograms with rounded corners, enclosing
various hieroglyphics. These cartouches, as
they are called, often stand over the image of
some king, and being deciphered are fonnd to
cootain his name, titles ect, and seem to be
somewhat like she coat of arms or the royal
signet of modern princes. Each king has a
cartouche of his own. and in some cases these
kings are indentified with kings kuown to os
through history. Among these are Shihak,2
Cbr. 12 ; I—6, Tirhakah.2 Kings 19.Pbaraoh
nech, 2 Kings 23: 39—35, and Sabaco II or
So, 2 Kings 17 : 4. mentioned in Bible history
This last king So. was of the Ethiopian or
twenty-fifth dynasty and his cartouche is well
known to the student of Egyptain antiqaites
Egypt lay at a distance from Assyria, ami
an arrny from the one country could not reach
the other withoat going through the Jewi-h
territory, or traversing vast and almost impas
sable deserts. Yet the Bible informs us that
at one period these two nations were frequent
ly in conflict with each other. Thus we fiud
Assyrian armies in Egypt, Isa. 20, and an
Egvptiao army on the border of Assyria. Jer.
46* 2 ; and the Jews were involved in the
strifes of these powerful neighbors. King
Jostah was defeated and slain by an Egyptian
army on its march against Assyria. Hoshea,
King of lserai, made a treaty with So, King
of Egypt, to help bini throw off the yoke of
Shalmanser. King of Assyria ; but the result
was an Assyrian invasion and the first great
captivity of the Kingdom of lserai. This So.
or Sabaco 11, was socceeded by Tirbakah in
Egypt, and Shalmaneser in Assyrian by Sen
nacherib, and bostiities existed during both
reigns, S Kings 19 :9, war alternating with
peace —the campaign followed by the treaty.
But who could have hoped to find any new
verification of these statements of Scripture
after a lapse of 2,590 years !
Yet this has been done. In the mound of
Konyunjik recently explored on the site of
Xiaeveh. the ancient capital of Assyria, are
fonnd the remains of a palace built. as its own
records inform us, by Sennacherib. One of
its chambers would seem to have been a bail
of records, for it contained a large number of
pieces of floe Way bearing the impression of
seals Such slay was used in those days as seal
ing wax. is used now, in sealing important
documents, and manuscripts hare been in
Egypt with these clay seals *>ill attached to
tbem. ON of these pieces of day in Senna
cherib's palace, presents us with two soais,ooe
a royal signet of Assyria, and the otoer the
well known cartouche of Sabaco, or So, King
of Egypt, just at it stands on the Egyptian
monuments ; thns showing the probability that
* treaty between tbf woaajchs bad been do
posited here, and furnishing an unexpected
continuation of tbe Bible history. The docu
ment itself, and the cord by which it was at
tached to the seal have Ion? since turned to
dast, but seal with its double impress, though
buried for ages, has come to light, and is now
in the British Museum. The two Kings affix
ed their seals to a documeut which has perish
ed like themselves ; but in their act the hand
of the Most High affixed an additional seal to
His holv word, wich is true aud abideth for
ever. — Amrr. Messenger.
PASSAGES PROM RECENT DISCOURSES BY THE
REV. HENRY WARD BEECHER.— A man's re
ligious connections should be a part of himself
not like a harness which you can take off from
the horse and lay it aside for a while and then
put it on again when you wish to, but like a
man's lungs, which you can't take out of the
man but he dies.
True religion takes care not only of a man's
working life, but also of his leisure and rest.
It takes carc not only of his solemn hours, but
of his mirthfulness. It takes care of the whole
man. My children when they are sleeping in
their cribs, are just as much my children as at
other times : just as much mine in their sports
as in their labors. And God is not a harder
Father than we are. We are always His child
ren—we can go to our rest, or even to our
amusements, without feeling that we are doing
that which is not worthy of our religion.
There is nothing which hurts tbe moral tone
of the mind more than doing things which go
against our conscience, even iu immaterial mat
Don't take the Bible and say, "I don't want
to read it, but I suppose I must," nor your
hymn book and say, " I don't want to sing, but
Iguess I had better' —don't say, "1 don't want
to pray, but 1 will, and keep praying till I do
feel like it." lam in the habit of likening the
Saviour in.my thoughts to same great and noble
friend —don't yon suppose, if you went to the
door of such a friend and said to him, " I did
not want to see you a bit to day, but I was
afraid vou would feel hurt if I did not come,
and would treat me accordingly," that he
would say, "If you don't want to see mc, 1 am
sure I don't waut to see yon and do ycu sup
pose that God is less delicate to friendship
than an earthly friend ?
I dou't suppose a man would sin nr.pardona
bly if he did not read the Bible any for a whole
day. I don't believe God sits watching everv
man, and saying, "There ! he has not read the
Bible for tweaty-fonr hours! Put that down
against him !" And veought not to read the
Bible for fear of an accounting. We
carry in the Bible God's sweetest uies* '.ges of
cheer to ns. If there Is anythicg noble and
delicate and tender anywhere, it is to be found
in the Bible. And ought we so to define such
messages as these by a perfunctory reading of
them? We should carry them as we carry
letters from our dearest frinds, and read them
whenever the mood calls for us to do so ; read
them again aud again, aud if we found that
we had forget a sentence or a word, go back
and read it over again, and so get theiu by
I think the grim particularity and proud
propriety of our eastern manners is very un
favorable to the growth of christian character.
Prosperity ought uot to build us up on stone.
We ought to grow softer, like fruit beneath
iu ripening sun.
As gold is found but here and there upon
earth, so it is with love in human lite. We
meet it a little in the heart* of children, and
iu our households : but it is here and there a
scale of gold and a whole continent of dirt.
1 bear men say: "The way to love God is
to love and do good to our fellow-men, aud
this is all that is" necessary but lam sure
that 1 should not want my children to love
me in that way. Suppose 1 should hear my
child re u saving: " Now, the way for us to
love our father is just to be kind to each oth
er." Well, that would be part of it, no doubt:
but don't you suppose there is something in
my heart which would cry oat: " Love mc,
too, oh ! my cbildreu." And it is the glory
of God's heart that he wants to be loved him
self — Free Press.
llow THK PYRAMIDS ARK BNI.R.—A crres
poudent suggests that the mode by which the
stones used in building the pyramids of Egypt
were raised to their places was by piling up
immense inclined planes of sand, up which the
blocks were pushed on rollers. The state
ment, often repeated, on nigh authority, that
the pyramids were built before the Egyptians
aocquired the art of hieroglyphic, proves, on
closer examination, to be erroneous. The few
hieroglvphics, however, which they do contain
do not convey that full knowledge of the state
of tbe arts among them, at the time the pyr
amids were constructed, which is to be learned
from tbe writings and pictures in their tombs
and temples, in regard to the stale of their
arts at a subsequent period. But we have the
less valuable authority of Herodotus, that the
blocks of stone were lifted trom one course to
the other, op the steps of the pyramid, lie
mains of Cheops' grand causeway, for trans
porting the blocks querried from tbe rocks ou
tbe east bank, are still seen leading np to the
great pyramid from tbe plane—a shapeless
ridge of ruinous masonry and sand Accor
ding to Herodotus, it was 1.000 yards long.
48 feet high, was adorned with figuers of au
imais. and was a work of ten years. Some of
tbe stones used for tbe coping over the pass
ages, are seven feet thick, and more than
seventeen feet long. Lifting these stones op
the sides of a pyramid 450 feet high, was cer
tainly a work of great labor, bnt as a 'eat et
engineering, it was mere child's play compound
with some of the triumphs of modern science
and skill—for instance, lifting the Mea.a
bridge oa its piers, or raisiug one end, acd
piac iig oo to iU pedestal, the monstrous mo
nolith which adorusttie city of SI. Eetersuurg.
ycjy- The bnman heart, like a feather bed,
must be roughly handled, well shaken, and ex
posed to a variety of taras, to preveat Its bs.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. U'MEARA GOODRICH.
" REGARDLESS OF DEN UNUIATION FROM ANY QUARTER."
An Eccentric Doctor and his Patient,
Of all the professions, trades or occupations
thiit eugage the minds of men, that of physi
cians is the most diversified. In locating he
has to find out the constitution of tho-e lie is
called upon to visit, for it is frequently the
case that success may be owing more to a deep
and thorough knowledge of the constitution
applications. As an illustration of this, we
will relate an anecdote of one of our old phy
sicians, who if be finds physic will not cure,
tries other means, as the case may require.
Dr. D had long been the attending
physician of a lady considerably past her teens,
and affected with certain disorders incident to.
a want of occupation aud the care of a fami
ly. She sends for the doctor in season and
ont season ; he rushes at a two forty pace and
finds his patient physically perfectly well, but,
sad aud lonely, and of course afilictcd with the
blues. All that he can do is to administer a
tincture with a few drops of peppermint, and
the patient is well for a day.
On one occasion—a cold blnsterons night—
the doctor had jnst turned in wrapping himself
snugly in his blanket, with the hope of a quiet
sleep, when a loud rap aroused him.
" Who is sick," inquired the doctor.
" Miss Sallie Strickland, sir ; she is most
dead : expect she'll die before you get there."
" I'll be alons," says the doctor ; exclaim
ing to himself, " that Miss Sally ! I'll try to
cure her this time."
The doctor plods along through mud and
mire, cold atul rain, studying his application.
When he arrives at the dwelling of Miss Sal
ly, he liuds her, as usual, in rather a depressed
state of miud.
" Doctor," she said, feebly, " I expect to
die every moment : lam very low. Can you
do anything for me 1"
The doctor feels her pnlse; nothing the
matter —merely wanted company. The doc
tor becomes communicative :
" Miss Sally, I was having a terrible dream
when yonr servant awoke me."
" What is it ?" she eagerly inquired :
" I dreamed 1 was dead," continued the
doctor, "aud descended into the lower regions,
where I met ' Oid Scratch,' who invited me to
view his dominions. The inmates were en
gaged itt different occupations ; some playing
cards, others swindling their neighbors : in
fine all the pursuits they followed during their
life they coutinued there, \Y hen Satun got
through showing me round, he exclaimed to
the four quarters of his kingdom that they
all should go to bed—"for," said he, "Sally
Strieklaud will be here directly, and there'll
be no sleep in my regions for a month."
The doctor's speedy departure was increas
ed to flight by the sight of a broomstick flour
ishing actively in his rear : but the remedy
LITTLE THINGS. —Springs are little things.but
they are the sconrce of large stream-;; a lrehn
i* a little thing, but mark how evenly it g v
cms th<* course of the largest ship that ever
ft >ated the waters ; pegs and nail- are little
things, but they hold together tie large parts
of the largest building-; that rotiuento is a
little thing, and cost but little of the world's
wealth, and yet it expresses the naive, -e, f r
it i- a thought of love clothM in a form of
beauty ; an angry word, a ieaious thought, a
frown—all these are little things, but powerful
for evil, aud are helping to till the penitentia
ries and prisons, with those who have merely
carried the same passions ami feehngs further
than we have. Mind the little things.
C-ir There is a sort of people who through
some notion of their own superiority of wis
dom or authority, are so in the habit of iden
tifying their opinions and prejudice with the
decree of Ileavcn, that they cannot but !i> k
upon all who call them in question as wicked
—enemies of God aud inceid.ories ;n s-viety
They do not doubt that the almighty think
precisely as they do ; and expect that their
views will be received with the deference due
to an infallible relation. These people do not
combat epinious. they cry out against them :
thev do not respond to arguments, they ar
raign their authorities : they do not seek to
convict : and look npon error not as a thing
to be overcome, but to be punished ia the
person of its believer
SrccEis.—Everyman must patiently abide
his time. lie must wait, not in listless idle
ness, not in useless pastime, not in qneruioas
dejection, but in eoustunt. steady and cheesful
endeavor, always willing, fuihilit g and ac
complishing his task ; that when the time
comes he may be equal to the occasion. The
talent of success is nothing mere than doing
what you can do well, without a thought of
fame. If it comes at all,it will come fx ause
it is deserved. It is very indiscreet and trouble
some ambition that care- -o inuc.i al • '•*. fame;
about what the world says of us; to be looking
in the face of others tor approval ; to be al
ways anxious about the eff ct of wit w< j
or sav, to be always shouting to hear the
echoes of cur own voice*.
taT" Some persons are always no'.:: g signs,
a few of which we will interpret : To hear a
death-watch, denotes there is a little insect
near von. A ringing in yonr ear denotes that
yon hare taken cold. To see strange sights
or hear di-mal sounds i* a sign there is some
thing to cause them, or that your head or
nervous sy-t-Mn is disordered To have fr.ght
fnl dream*, is a s : gn that you ate to mock
supper To see an apparition, or to he be
witched. is an incontestible evidence that you
are feverish, or lacking common sense.
Before the days of teetotaler?, a neigh
bor of Mr. Bisbee saw the gentleman at an
early hour of the day. crawling si-wly h>tne
w*rvi on Uis baud- ao: knees over frozen
" Why doo't you get op. Mr B.bee ? " Y\ u?
don t you get up and walk : sa i hts ne'gutxr
" I K --w-would, b-b- bat it's so mighty
th.u here that lat afraid I b-b-b-rcak
AFFECTING INCIDENT. On one of the many
bridges iti Ghent, stands two large brazen im
ages of father and son, who obtained this dis
tinguished mark of admiration of their fellow
citizens by the following incident:
Both the father and son were, for some of
fence against the State, condemned to die.
Some favorabio circumstances appearing on
the side of the son, he was granted a remis
sion of his sentence, under certain provisions :
in short, he was offered a pardon on a most
cruel and barbarous condition—namely that '
1 he would become the executioner of his lather!
He at first resolutely refused to preserve his
: life by means so fatal and detestable. This is
■| not to be wondered at ; for let ns hope, for j
i the honor of our nature, that there are very
! few sous who would not have spurned with ab- j
j horreucc life sustained on a condition so hor
' rid and unnatural. The son. though indexible,
' was at length overcome bv the tears and en-
I treaties of a fond father, who represented to
| him that, at ail events, his (the father's 1 ) life
; was forfeited, and that it would be the greatest '
| possible consolation for liiiu in his last moments |
| to think that in his death lie was au ius'rament '
of his son's preservation.
j The youth consented to adopt the horrible
i means of recovering his life and liberty ; lie
lifted the axe—but as it was about to fall, his
arm sunk nerveless, and the axe dropped from
; his hand ! Had he had as many lives as hairs
i he could have yielded them all, one nfter an
other, rather thau again conceive, much less
perpetrate such an aet. Life, liberty, every
thing vanished before the dearer interests of
filial affection ; he fell upon his father's neck,
and embracing him, triumphantly exclaimed,
i " My father ! my father ! we die together !"
and then called for another executioner to ful
fil the sentence of the law.
Hard must their hearts indeed be —bereft
of every sentiment of virtue, every sensation
of humanity—who could could stand insensible
i spectators of such a scene. A sudden peal of
involuntary applause, mixed with groans and
1 sighs, rent the air. The execution was sus
pended : and on a simple report of the trau*- ;
action to the authorities, both were pardoned.
High rewards and honors were conferred on
i the son : and finally those two admirable 1
> brazen images were raiseU to commemorate a
transaction >o honorable to human nature, and
transmit it to the instruction and emulation of
prosperity. The -tatue represents the son in
t the very act of letting fall the axe.
*- - -
THE NVMTKR OF Jonx ROGERS'S CHIIDREN
SETTLED.—The ol i perplexing query, " How
. many children had John Rogers has at last
been definitely and historically settled. At
the late celebration in Norwich, Chancellor
Walworth spoke to the sentiment relative to '
the first settlers of the town as follows : " Chan
cellor Walworth said it was sixty six years
since he left the town of Bozarah. lie nam- .
ed the origual settler* of Norwich, Dr. Theoy
lulns Rogers among them, fifth in descent
from the famous John Rogers the martyr.—
The Chancellor settled the long-pet. ling dis
pute about the number of John's children
C'nine small children and one at the breast,"
the primer says—were there nine or ten ? x by
exhuming from some eld history a letter or
address from John to the government, in which
was a pass ge to this eff.-et : " I w*. aid that
worthy wife might come to see me : lie has
with her ten children, which are hers and mine, j
and 1 would eomfi-rt her somewhat.' 1
BETTER FIGHT THAN TO RUN' —" That which
thon ha*t to do, do it with ail thy might,"
said a clergyman to his son one morning.
" So I dnl. this morning," said Bill, with an ■
enthusiastic gleam in his eye.
"Ah ! what was if. darling ?" and the fath
er's fingers ran through his t ffspring's curls.
•" Why, I walloped Jack Edwards," said the
young hopeful, " till he yelled like blazes. —
Yon should just heard him holler, dad !"
The father looked unhappy, while he ex-'
plained that the precept did not apply to any
act hke that, and conekided mildly with : !
" Yon should not have done that my child."
" Then he'd have walioped me," replied the
" Better."' said thf sire, " for yon to have
fled from the wrath to come."
" Yes, bat." replied the hopeful, byway of
a clincher, "Jack can rnu twice as fa-t as I
The old man sighed, went to his study. tx>k
np his pen, aud endeavored to compere.- Liure If
WASN'T ACQCATNTF.D —Two dronken fellows
were walking aiougin the rain. The drunkest
"Dick vhie docs er rain hie !"
" In coarse it rair*." said Dick.
The aa*wer wa* apparently satisfactory, nr. 1
thev proceeded several rod* further, when the
question was again propounded by the anxious j
searcher of truth under diSicuith *.
j " Pick, I say D hvk toil me doe*-er rain?" j
" J.'hnuej," said Dick -olemn'y. ** I'm afraid
ver drank : in course it'* -airing "
In a few minutes Johnny was again troabled
. with doubts, and -ought to *olve them.
" Dick, seems-er me ser-goin (Lie er
rain Luc !"
Dick, exasperated —" Johnnev. yer a fool.
D 'n't yer *ee it i? a raining". Can't you feel
it ruimn Johnney V
' Johoney—' Sense rae I uic,'. I aiat
' much acquainted in this town (hie).
I AS FT Av-wts "T HARD.—A gay yang
I fellow of a dei-tical torn, travelling in a stage
coach to L adon forced his sent!meal- on the i
con.pat.y by axteuiptir.g to rx: _-ue the Scrip- .
lures. Among other il-ugs, Le made idm-c i j
merry with the story of David an-I G iiah. :
... . ,; v the ' A. \ y .'h
like IHvW being able So threw a *t<v e with
-umeient force to sick into the _ia:it - forehead.
On this he to the cotapany, are. ...
particular to au elderly y:azar, w-o --. t
;u one corner o' the "carriage. " I dev.!..
fnerf."* repHed he. 4 ' Ido net t:. ; rk tt hapreb
, ahie if the Fhitist ne's Dead was as soft s
FniAi.E Ivn.i F.xcE.—-The ii'fluence of wo
man i.s lelt beyoud the circle of her own liro
*ide in the well-being of her country. If this
sex contributes so largely as we have affirmed,
to the progress of civilization and refinement,
then it can be no little aid they afford, by
their character and exertions, to the support
of pure political institutions.
True, the fair hand of woman deposits no
vote in the ballot-box. She takes no part in
primary meetings, or on days of elections, with
the mass who place men in office. But is she
therefore destitute of political power ? No,
she has the sacred right of petition. She may
lie heard appealing to the Legislative body
for redress of the wrongs done her ; or of the
grievances she suffers. Question, as some
may, the expediency of her ever exercising
this privilege, she lias still greater influence, a
far greater one than the exercising of this
right can be given her, over the destinies of
her country. Think of the mother of Wash
ington. Peruse the biography of the wife of
that sainted patriot. Study the character of
the cider Mrs. Adams, or the wife of Han
cock, and the long list of females, who lived
and toiled in the period of the Revolution.
Could they do nothing did they accomplish
little for this country? How many hearts
were cheered in the Senate Chamber; what
courage was infused on the battle-field by the
mother, companion, sister and daughter, among
the noble race that then lived 1
In these latter days, what is to give integri
ty to the statesman, purity to the patriot, and
true glory to the natiou ? It must be done
in part by woman. Let her be educated, and
above all let her educate herself in intelligence,
grace and holiness, and we have no fear of
conflicts abroad, or peri's at home. The lit
tle watchman shot in the security of a glazed
frame dots not more surely save the ship amid
darkness and storm, than does she who, at
the quiet fireside, exert the influence which she
may for her country, or son, husband and
EXFRCI*E IN THF. ORES Alß. —Moderate ex
ercise in the open air, for the purpose of assist
ing the various secretions, is another essential
requisite for the production and maintenance
of good health. None can neglect Uiis rule
with impunity ; but a sedentary life is*ccrtain
ly not so detirmental to those w ho live on veget
able diet. Unless sufficient oxygen be sup
plied to the luugs by daily exercise in the open
air, the products of decomp-ition wiil fail to
removed in sufficient quantity for the mainten
ance of a healthy state : and the assimilation
of new matter is impeded. Without exercise,
also, the contractile power of the heart and
large arteries is feebly exerted ; and, though
sufficient to carry the b!ocd to the ultimate
tissue, it i* nevertheless not strorg enough to
carry it through with the rapidity necessary
for health. The ultimate ti--ue being thus
filled faster than it is emptied .congest ion tuk *
place in those delicate and important vessels
which compose it ; as well as in the large vines
the office of which is to convey the blood from
tissne to the heart. One of the chief condi
tions of the body, in that ccnerally ill state of
health usually denominted " iuUge-iion,*' is
congestion of blood in the ultimate tissue of
our organs—the brain, the lung.*, the spinal
marrow, the stomach, li e ganglionic system,
the liver, bowels, a:. J all the organ *eor • rue 1
in the nutrition of the body. When the -js
tem. therefore, nndebUitated by disease, will
admit a good supply of oxygen by muscular
exercise, it is the bct means of diminishing
the amount of vinous blood, an 1 (in conjunc
tion with a legitimate supply of proper food
of increasing the amount of arterial blood ;
and in proportion as the latter preponderates
over the former, shall we possess health and
muscular strength, as well as elasticity of miud.
SKL'/I'S I ruitsaiul I'uriiuiaa.
A Q VKEK'S RE arxF. —A young fop, of an
infidel turn, whi*c traveling in a stage- oach.
to di-play his -marine?- by attempting
to pick flaw- in the narratives of Js ripture.—
After trying to show the inconsistency and
improbability of several events described ia
the l>if -e, he referred to the life of Nebucaad
nczzar, and argned thai it WAS utterly absurd
nnd iiuposs bie for a man to so far to forget Li*
human io-tincts, and eat grass ke a Last
Having stated Li* view*, he asked the opinion
of the pa-sengers, and, among the rest, of a
grave-looking Quaker, who had hitherto taken
no part in the conversation. " Verily fr nd."
iHUti th&Quaker. " I see Mmpeofcafcifity
in the story, if tie was as great au <is asihuu."
A GENES nos. —A generation : * the inter
val of time elapsed between the birt.i •; a faVr
and the Urth of a *on. and was g• r.er: rns .';
in computing MaiiefaUc periods of tune both
in sacred and profane i.i-tory. The interval
ofm gepasatiMl is consequently of uu vria.n
length, and depends ou the standard of boOMUB
life, and w! 'her the generation? are record* .
bv eldest, middle, or yenstr SO *. Thirty
three year* have u*aa!ly been a'l wed as the
length of a general on or thr.-C general WB
' r everyone hundred years.—AY .. Car. it
dofTf </ History.
Comparative auatomy Hies:rate- fvci
b'.y the uniformity of works of nature. We
were walking on the shore of Suteu Liaiai
with a gentleman who Lad pa. 1 SOUK atten
tion to this science, a io'.x* rri'.g a hiti-- i<.'i,e
icn the beach. w v - a-ked 1 ta ,i ho con . tell i
what ao.mai it belonged. He looked at it
without it up. and re;...ed. " Yes, that
is the iu-.dc fower hot. • >4 to right fore- eg
ia; _■ Agassiz K.VC a draw.ng of a fiah
| '.'rota a dsgie .d- . and afterward--, *. n the
isa '*> uie uia.'ag : roved to be a
Vtry jluOU ,ci}fc>.-
A man d:>m east I as invented a cta
e>me to renovate oiu L. ei eor-. Oat a
gv-Xi -Aieu. fat. pas; o.d ia fKnor. ae
.Bake |O-:e a -co'. jrc-c::g rnvr. ano hate
rcuugu ef; to crake t*o -uta.i a pair
of leather erefr zee, and .. an . ; ttac vn sgwt
vor,. xx.— NO.
Ki oxotlv We Have but a faint notion of
economy in tiiis country, and there fe few
persons who secin able to exercise its spirit in
their mode of living. As a general thiog,young
people, clerks, anil the like, calculate to live
fully up to the amount of their income, if in
deed they do not out-run its limits and become
involved in debt. So with married men, of
1 humble means ; they calculate to spend about
as much as they get, and often find themselves
involved in debts they canuotliquidate. Now
there is a simple rule which, if adopted, would
make people quite independent.
In the first place, let a man's income be over
so small, he should calculate to save a little,
and to lay it by, if only five or ten dollars a
year. This w ill be snrc to keep him from run
ning in debt, and as soon as lie finds that he
lias a sura of mnuey saved, there is a natural
incentive to add to that amount, and thus un
wittingly, as it were, he begins to accumulate.
This operation once commenced, lie will be
surprised to see how fast bis mdans improve ;
and then the slow but sore increase of princi
pal by the accumulation of interest is a matter
;of clear gain. Iu this relation our own style
. of saving banks, and new five cent saving
banks, are accomplishing a work of great good
being practical suggestions to the people that
cannot fail of their influence.
Never purchase any article of dress or lux
ury nntiMyoucan pay cash for it ; this is a most
important rnle to observe, and the credit sys
tem, in fact, lias done quite as much to ruin
debtors as creditors. A vast number of little
exjrenses (but large ifi the aggregate) would
be saved if one always paid the inooey for the
same at the time of purchase, in place of hav
-1 ing it charged. Pay a you go, is a golden
1 rule, and it is true economy.
Many a poor man could build a house over
his head and own it, with the price of the
cigars and tabaeco be has used, to say nothing
of the worse than useless "drinks"of beer
and bad spirits, in which from time to time he
ha? allowed himself to induce. Avoid any
habit, however simple it moy be at the outset,
which involves unnecessary expense ; one leads
to another, and all together wiil empty your
pnr-e, and sap the marrow of your physical
strength. It is not so much what a man's m
-1 cotnc may !e, as it is what he spends, that
graduates his means. Strive then to adopt
i the true principal of economy, and you have
| the secret of independence.
M.\nrtAGE—Marriage is to a woman at once
the happiest and the -addest event of her life ;
it i- the promise of future bliss raised on the
d -ith of ail present enjoyment. She quits her
home, her parents. hr companions, her occu
r-nti'iTis her amn=ements, everything on which
she ha hitherto depended for comfort, for af
fecon, for kindness, for pleasure.
i The parents hy who-e advice she has been
guided, the sister to whom she has dared im-
I part every embryo feeling and thought, the
brother who has played with her, turns the
conns ilor ami the counselled, and the younger
ci.il Iren, to whom -he has hitherto been the
rao'.lar a:.J the playmate. all are to be forsak
en at one fe i -troke : every former tie is 100-en -
ed, th" sprintr of every hope and action is
to be chant: i : and yet she flic with joy into
t! • un'rM.jf-u path before her : bnoyed np by
the confidence of requite 1 love, she bidsa fond
and greatcful adieu to the life that is past,and
turns with exei: *d hopes and joyous anticipa
tions of tiie happiness to come. Then woe to
the roan who can hiight such fair hope—who
can treacherously lore such a heart from its
peaceful enjoyment, and the watchful protec
tion at home—who can, coward like, break
the illusions that have won her, and destroy
the conil lence that iove had inspired. Woe
to him w iio has too early withdrawn the tend
| T pbv..' from the prop- and says of moral di--
eV n? in which -he has 1-ecn nurtured, and
yet ni ke no < Tor: to supply their place ; for
on ' r, be the responsibility of her errors—on
h m who ha- first taught her, bj his example,
to grow carele-s of her duty, and then exposes!
her, with a weakened spirit and unsatisfied
heart, to fhe wild storm and wily temptations
of a siufnl world.
S?r.v s::u.r An VICE. —Let all ycang men.
looking out for wives, follow the council we
. give Jielow. It will save them a world of
trouble : " If ever yen marry," said my uncle,
j " let it be a woman who has judgment enough
to superintend the work of her hoase ; taste
. enough to dress Herself ; pride enough to wash
s herself before breakfast ; and sense enough to
hold ,er tongue wiitu she has nothing la
S i xabcrant wis the wit ot Sidney
Smith tips U broke onl evea on the must
- \V <-n bidding farewell t
a (•!< • an who was >ist starting on a chris
tian • *• u to owe of the Cannibal Islands,
th-* II v> - 1 p inker, s.|!ie./ing his band.
, - iii : My 'ricod, I hopejoa wul agree with
the in who cats yxi.~
tAn lii-siuma, >o ha l laia sick a long
i!:ae, w .- *me day met by tiie |wruli priest,
a ■ 'i ' •• following conversation took place :
" Well, Patrick, 1 am glad you hare recover
ed—but w ere you not afraid to meet your
'<*! ?" " (ich, no, T'- .r reverence, it was the
u:fl<.r chap I was afraid ,uv.~ replied Tat.
fr-o- Brother AnindaH. a vt.fT Qeaker. on
v gf. -ra a "worldly man * a blow on
<is lace, turned lac other cheek, to winch a
-a; ~r salute wa apf*,i i. " P.-ienti.' sand
A i. i : .. ' Scriittiire i iunrtxe b-:usr now
sail 1 * pr*>-ed t< adimowter to thee
1 a litsie wo • -o<f.e c r r*rti>i be did.
• I trf Tf-a is the large*: eehaetry, and iis
-1 , wiu.'-tt a !h ejt A.I
i j h <-•*' ;r T. , slluw some
ijof d • - nt w■ j' *.; d lie srn
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