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I havo sworn upon tlio Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas JoflWon.
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BV THE Jill'liSS OP ItJiBVLQA
By George B. Tl'allis.
' By the rivers of Babylon, thero. we aat
down, yea, wo wept when we remembered
We hanged our harps upon tlie willows,
in tlio miii3i .thereof.
1 For they that carried us away captive
requ red of us a song. ,
4 How shall we Bing the Lord's song in a
' If I forget thee, Oh ! Jerusalem, let my
right hand forget herci'iiuing.
Oh ! daughter pf Babylon, who art to
be destroyed, happy shall he be that re
waidest thee as thou hast ser7ed us.'
By the rivers of Babylon,
We sat in our wo, -,
And maimitftl Ovtnfft''U-Yr
Despoil'd by tho foe; V
Her homes and her altars -Profaned
Her sons and her daughters
In bondage dispersed.
By the rivers of Babylon, , 4
Our harps. never strung
To aught but rejoicings,
In sorrow wcro hun"
On the willows. No longer
The rapture which springs
From a triumph in battle
Could waken tiieir strings;
By the rivers of BaVylon,
Our spoilers came down,
And desired u strain
Of our songs of renown;
But never as slaves
To the stranger; could wo
Lift a voice or a harp
In the songs 01 tha Tree. .
By tho rivers of Babylon,
Though eternally set,
Thy beauty, Jerusalem, ' -
Wo shall not forgot;
Nor the day when in happy
Possession we trod, ' -By
the waters that gladden'd' .
The city of God 1
V. , '
By the rivers of Babylon)
The Lord m his ire,
Shall smite the oppressor
In blood and in fire; ' .
And blessed the barbarian
Who (Somes upon theo
The avenger of Israel,
Oh ! haughty Chaldee !
' Middlelown, Va,
Not to be "Done" Twice.v-h. vagrant,
who j(fi fled deafness,, being brought bo
fore a bench of uiHgistraies, renolutely re
fused to hear the questions that wero put to
him. At' louyth one of the jiutioes, to test
tho stisorclod prisoner, said to' him, "You
ate disehar cd." "No.tio!" cried tho cun
ning vagabond, "I liUvo been taken in that
m caaaiiijss3t!y So
AN AFRICAN'S REVENGE.
The following thrilling talc is translated
from a passage in Engene Sue's French
novel of Atar Gul. The scene is laid in
Uuadaloups' It is merely necessary to
promise that Atar Gul is a favorite slave,
whom Colonel Willis brought from Africa
several years before the event described is
supposed to have taken place, Atar Gull
always appsared faithful to his master, and
grateful for his kindness to him but in se
cret he brooded over the loss of his liberty,
and resolved 10 be deeply revenged. Smiles
shone in his countenance but deadly hatred
rankled in his heart 3
When Atar Gull had nearly reached the
summit of the mountain the sun had alieady
riseu.and 1Kb lofty heights of La Soulfricrco
threw their' 6hades to'a great distance across
the vallies below. As ho was about enter
ing u sort of dell, formed of huge blocks of
granite, which seemed to have been fantas
tically heaped Up around; he heard a fearful
sound, and stopped short it was the. sharp
hiss of a serpent! lie soon afterwards
heard the flapping of wings over his head,
and on looking up, ho saw one of those
large birds, called Secretaries, or Men of
War Birds, common in tropical climates,
which having already described the serpent
was making wids circuits in the air, but
approaching nearer his destined prey every
The serpent seemeJ aware of the inferior
ity of his force and was rapidly gliding
towards his den, when the bird, apparently
aware of his itcnt, descended with the ra
pidity of lightning and alighted in his path
and with his large wings which were
terminated with a bony protuberance, and
which served both as a war club and a shield
he effectually prevented tho retreat of the
' The serpent now bcaaic enraged, and the
beautiful and variagated color of the skin,
sparkled in the sun like gold and azure.
His head wa3 frightfully swollen with rage
and venom he darted out his forked tongue
and filled the air with his hisses.
The hugh bird extended one of its wings
and with a longing eye on tho serpent, ad
vanced to the conflict, but his wary antago
nist watched his movement, and with quick
motions of his body to the right and left,
evaded his attacks, until finding that this
mode of warfare would not long avail him,
he at length darted at the bird, and in vain
attempted to fix his poisonous fang: in his
body, and crush him in his folds. But the
Secretary caught him in one of his claws,
and with a furious blow of his beak, fractur
ed Iii3' scull. The serpent struggled vio
lently for a few moments but resistance
was useless and ho was soon strotched
lifeless before his victorious enemy.
But ere tho bird hud time to otijoy the
fruits ofhis victory, tha report of a musket
was heard.and the Secretary in his turn lay
dead by the side ofhis venomous antagonist
Atar Gull turned his head and saw Theodore
standing on a rock above him with a fowling
piece in his hand.
'Well, Atar Gull," said tho young man
sliding down from tlie summit of the rock
(was not that well done!"
'It was a good shot, master but I ?m
sorry you have killed tha bird for these
Secretaries wage war with the venomous
serpents with which our mountains are in
fested." The black pointed to tho veno
mous reptile which was seven or eight
feet long and four or five inches in diame
'Ah!' exclaimed Theodore 'I regret it
now for I do detest these hideous serpents
I would givo half my fortune to bo able
to exterminate the monsters.'
'You are right master,1 says Atar Gull.
"Thoy are n great nuisance, and their bile
almost always proves fatal."
"It is not only that," said the young
man, "but you know that my betrothed
Marguerite whom if Heaven wills, I am
to wed to-morrow, has a most unaccounta
ble antipathy to the sight of one of these
animals. Less so now than formerly, I
confess for onre the name of snake would
almost doprivo her of sensation. But her
father, her mother and myself have at Vari
ous times tried to conquer her silly but
deeply rooted fears of theso reptiles.
We have tried to accustom her to the sight
of them, and have often thrown thorn in her
tvay aftor they had been killed and than
laughed at her screams of Horror.'
That is the only way to conquer her an
tipalhy master,' said the wily African.
tin iny country we thus Jiabituateour wo
men and children to sights of horror. But a
thought strikes' me. A means presents it
self of curing her of these foolish fears, if
you can only be prevailed upon to adopt it.
And his eyes were for an instant alighted
up with a gloom of ferocious delight. "We
will lake the snake home with us. 'But
first let Us cut off its head, wo cannot use
too much precaution,
Noble fellow,' said Theodoic, as he as
sisted Atar Gull to separate the head of the
serpent from its bodyk
'It is a female,' whispered Atar Gull to
himself, 'and tho male cannot be far off.'
They proceeded towards Col. Willis'
habitation the black dragging after him the
bleeding carcase ot the serpent. The house
in which the Colonel re.ided, liko most of
the houses in that climate, consisted of but
one story, with wings. In one of the
wings was the bed chamber of Marguerite.
A pinzza in fiont of the window, and a
jalousie, screened the room from the de
vouring heat of the tropical sun,'
Theodore approached the window on lip
toe cautiously opened tho jealousie and
looked in Marguerite was not there he
then took the serpent from the hands of Atar
Gull who as it seined through excess of
precaution had bruited the head of tho rep
tile on ihi) window fiame. Theodore bid
become tarnished by death, beneath the
dressing table. Ha then rciircd and closed
the jelousie As he turned away ho met
Col. Willis, who laughtd heartily at the
trick which Theodore was pi- y in g Margue
rite. The room which was appropriated was
truly the asylum of innocence. The hand
of a mother had been there. It was seen in
all the elegant furniture that decked the
apartment. That little bed, curtained with
white gauzethose stuccoed wa1 Is, polish
ed and shining as brilliant as Parian marbl
that harp and table covered with musi
books that little dressing glas3 those sil
ksii robes that cross of mother of pearl
those jeweled ornaments in a word, all
those trifling things, which are so precious
to a young girl, whispered a talo of inno
cencc, love and happiness.
The door opened, and Marguerite entered
She seated herself before the diessing table
but she saw not the reptilo beneath it.Whilc
she arranged her hair, and essayed a ribbon
which Theodore had praised, she sang the
song which she had been taught by her lov
'To-day,' soliloquized the lovely girl, 'I
must try to appear as beautiful as possible'
J o-morrow I shall belong to another. 0,
Theodore, with what devotion he loves me
Nothing on earth can add to my happiness.
She approached si noar the glass, to judge
the effect of jhe libbon, that her breath tar
nished the brilliant surface of tho mirror
then with her finger, she playfully and smi
lingly traced upon the glass the name of
Theodore. A slight noise noar tho window,
awakened her from her delicious reverio
She turned towards it,blushing lest her dear
est secret had been discovered. But tho
paleness of death instantly came over her
features. Sho convulsively threw her hands
before her and attempted to rise but she
could not. Her trembling limbs refused to
sustain her, and she fell hack into her chair.
The unhappy girl saw peeping through the
jealousie the head of an enormous serpent.
In a moment it was lost among the flow
ers, which were tastily arranged tho
window. His disappearance gave beforo
new strength to Marguerite, who rushed to
wards the door which opened into the gal.
ley, screaming, help I mother, mother,
But her paronts and her lovor held the
door outside and laughed at what they
conceived to bo her imaginary fears.
Well done, my girl,' said Col. Willis,
'cannot you scream n little louder? tho
snake will not eat you I'll engage por lit
tle thing. How frightened sho appears to
' Marguerite-- I am ashamed of you,'
said her mother. ' the serpent will not hurt
you, it is dead.'
But her ciies continued.
' My dear Maigucrite,' said Theodore,
don't be alarmed. I put it there myself
and you shall give a kiss for my pains sweet
Meanwhile the hideous monster left the
flowers and glided info the room. Maigue
ritc finding her cries for assistance of no a
vail, uttered a loud shriek and fell senseless
oil the floor. The serpent raised il3 head
and for a moment seemed reconnoitering
the appartincnt. But when it saw its corn
pinion dead on the floor its eyes absolute
ly sparkled with rage. It sent forth a loud
hiss, and advanced to the unfortunate girl.
With a rapidity almost inconceivable, the
hideous reptile twined himself around the
graceful limbs and sylph like form of Mar
guerite. His cold and slimy neck rested
against the snowy bosom of its victim, and
there he fastened his venomous fangs I
The Mpless girl restored to conscious
nes3 by the agonizing pain of tho wound,
opened her eyes but the first object which
met her view, was the horrid head of the
reptile, swollen with rage his ejes flash
ing fire and his open mouth displaying his
crooked and deadly fangs
' Mother, Mother, O dear mother !' faint
ly screamed tho dying girl
Hilton Imlf Rlinnrpscnrt lnnrrt, tt.nrcllin rtwl.r I
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ourio slowly opened, and Atar Gul looked
in at the window his eyes glaring with
malignity and triumph.
' Elizabeth ! Elizabeth !' said Mm. Wil
lis. 'She answers not perhaps she has
fainted with terror.-'
oiiij gin, saiu uic oionei. ' UUt WO
will open the door, and sec what is the mat
Soma heavy object lay against the door.
He gave a violent push and entered the
chsiiribei, followed by Mrs. Willis and The
odore. Who can paint tho agony of the
parents and the lover wticn thev found
..... H.pj, 1UUI1U
they had stumbled over tho dead body of
the unlortunate Marguerite.
As they entered tho apartment, the Ser-
pent was seen to glide out at the window.
ISRSTlUWiTTflN HV T.XVP TM AW.
Accustomed as we are to ihn flfTWi. nf
war in civilized limes, when the most bloody
contests aro followed by an increase in the
number of the people, it is difficult to form
a conception of the desolation which it pro-
duced in barbarous agos when the void pro
duced by tho sword is not supplied by the
mpulse of subsequent tranquility. A few
facts will show its prodigious influence in
former ages. It is ascertained by an exact
computation, that when three great capitals
of Khorassan wero destroyed by Timour,
1,3.7,000 persons were put lo the sword.
At the same time 700,000 people wore slain
in the city of Monsu which had risen in the
neighborhood of the ancient Nineveh; and
tho desolation produced a century and a half
before, by tho rack of Gonghi Khan, had
been it least as great. Such word the rav-
agts of this mighty conqueror and his JVlo
gul followers in the country between the'
Uaspian anil the lnilus, that five subsequent
centuries have been unable to repair the
ravages if four year. An army of 500,-
000 Moguls, under the sons of Genghis, so
completely laid waist tho provinces to the
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iiuiui in uiu uauuue, uiai iney never since
regameii meir lormer numbers; and ia the
famine consequent upon the interruption of
tho same barbarians into the Chinese em
pire, 12,000,000 are computed to have per-1
r.-,. .v.X j
I ished. During the invasion of Timour
twelve of ihe must flourishing cities of A-
oia, including Delei, Isdahan, Bagdad and
Damascus, wero utterly destroyed, and py
ramids of human heads, on3 of which con
tained 00,000 nitidis, erected on their ruins.
During thirty-two years of tho reign of Jus
tinian, the barbarians made an incursion in
to the Grecian empire, and they carried off
or destroyed at an average on each occasion
200,000 persons. Nor was tho dopopular
tion of the southern and westorn province
less during the same disastrous period. In
the wars of Heh'sarius in Africa, 6,000,000
of its inhabitants aro computed by a con
temporary writer to have perished, and dur
ing the contest between that illustrious war
rior and his successors Norses; and the bar
.barian armies in Itsly, iVic whole Gothic
nation and nearly fifteen millions of tho
natives of Italy disappeared. Tho plague
which followed these sanguinary contest
carried off still greater numbers than tho
sword; and during the firty-twrj years that
it desolated the Human cmpiie, it is said to
have destroyed a hundred millions of in
habitants Qlison's Principles of Popu
A TOUCHING NARRATIVE.
An eminent clergyman one evening be
came the subject of conversation, and a
wonder was expressed that he had never
married. 'That wondor,' said Miss P.,
'was once expressed to the Reverend gen
tleman in my hearing, and he told mo a
story, in answer, which I will tell you ;
and perhaps, slight as it may seem, it is
the history of other hearts -3 sensitive and
delicate as his own. Soon aftsr his . ordi
nation, ho preached, once every Sabbath,
for a clergyman in a small village, not
twenty miles Irom London. Anion" his
.im Imri lrm Rn,l i.
- un ,7' ,10 aUTa'3 occuPied
wiuui acui, aim wnoso close attention
began insensibly to grow to him an object
of thought and pleasure. Sho left the
church as soon as service was over, and it
so chanced that he went on for a year
without knowing her usme ; but his ser
mon was never written without many a
thought how sho would" approva it. nor
preached with satisfaction unless ho read.
approbation in her face. Gradually ho
came to think of her at other times than
when writing sermons, and lo wish to seo
her on other dnys than Sundays; but tho
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,i , T " ' uiuugn no tancied
hat she grew paler and thinner. he never
ur""S"L n,mseu 10 llle resolution . eithor to
..on. iiei- name or to seeic to spealc with her.
Uy those silent steps, however, love had
worked into his heart; and ho made un his
mind to seek her acquaintance and marrv"
. . . -
nor, wncn one Uay he was ssnt for to min
lstel' at a funeral- Tho fapo of the corps
vas lhe samo ''at had looked up to him
Smuiay after S"ntlay. ! ho had learned
mzke it a part of his religion and his
hfe. Ho was unable to perform the service
alld another clergyman present officiated;
ald alter she was buried, her father took
him aside, and begged hio pardon for giv-
'nS him pain, but he could not resist the
inipu.'so to tell him that his daughter had.
mentioned his namo with hei last breath,
aI1(l he was afraid that a concealed affec-
ou for him had buried her to the grave.'
'Since that time,' said the clergyman in
question, "my heart ha3 been dead within
me, and I look forward only,I shall speak to
her in heaven,"
Lost. There's a man out East who is
50 8r"a that he frequently gets lost, and'
is ' obliged to go about with a candle and
""II a uell, (o find yet what's become of
A Good Reply. 'HolIo thcre,you Jittlq '
ragged, bare-footed, bare-headed follow?
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wi" ynur masieri "if am is my mas-
ter, replied ll.e poor outcast, "and a bad
one he is."
Exercise is good for health.