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I have sworn upon tho Altnr of Ood, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomti Jcflerion
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The Allium! Address to a lsuly,
Hero long neglecled have I lain,
And lime my beauty has effaced,
And not a mark, a spot, or stain,
Upon my bosom hast thou traced.
No act of kindness hast thou shown,
No word r.f lendcrnass spoken;
I lie frfrgntien and unknown,
And neglect my heart has broken.
Hut in my faded beauty see,
f lh"y own form an emblem hriglP,
Time, too, will lay his hand on thee,
Death scal'iliino eyes from earthly light.
Acjcnf by loaf time steals away,
, Arjd thisdimir.jslied my qize., (,
Stf-Jicafdiind be'auty soon decay,'
'fne bopst of youth tho fair one's prize.
Then scizo the moments as thoy pass,
Let usefulness thy life omploy;
Then when the sands sink in thy glass,
Thy ftoul shall rise to endless joy.
I1Y TAHK bukjamik.
Tho Lord, llio high and lofty One,
Is present every wheic;
Co to tho regions of the sun,
And thou will find him there !
Go to the secret ocean caves,
Where man hath never Irod,
And there beneath the flashing waves,
Will be thy Maker, God !
Fly swift on the morning wing,
To distant realms away,
Where- buds, in jewelled plumage sing
Tho advent of tho day,
And where tlic.-Ijon seeks his lair,
A.nd reindeer, bounds along
God's presence, makes the desert fair,
And chcera tho frozen zone.
All nature speaks of Him who made
The land, the sea, and sky;
The fruits that fall, the leaves that fade,
The flowers that bloom to die;
Tho lofty mount and lowly vale,
The lasting forest trees,
The rocks that battle with the gale,
Tho over-rolling seas.
All tell tho Omnipotent Lord.
The God of boundless might
In eveiy ago and clirno adored,
Whose dwelling is in light.
Z.OVE .7.V T.lGJMTA'r.XO.
A lady, who her love had sold,
Ask'd if a reason could be told
Why wedding rings were mado of gold ?
I ventured thus to instruct her;
Love, ma'am, and lightning are tho same
On Earlh thoy glance, from Heaven they
Lovo is tho soul's electric flame,
And gold its best conductor I
fipring is coining o'et the earth,
" Nuitite' soul isjull of mirth.
WIT AIVI SltMOEl.
A Michigan editor complains bitterly of
pay his subset iption list, but threatens in
set his dog on liicn should he Mop his pa
What an ungrateful wretch he mini
A seaman, who had seaport one of tin
recent shipwrecks, was askod by a lady.
how ho felt when the wavos daubed orei
him? ' Wet. madam, quite wet1"
Fancy is flighty so arc fleas;
Truth is Mite y so is cheese
John come up with your lesson
does g l-a-ss spell?
' Well, I knew once but I'm darned if
I don't for gel now.'
P'shawl whai is in your mother's win
dow sashes J'
' I hero's so many thing1?, that gosl
I r t t
uarn me it i rcmemuor "em all! l.el nr
lee; Thar's the boss blanket in one place
brother Job while hat in another, ststei
Patience's bonnet in another, and dad's old
trousers in the smash that Zeb and I madi
4 That'll do, Johnny ; you may go and
play a little while.'
Jiuying the time, A waggish apprent
ice up town the other day, after dinner, de
libcrately 6iepped up to his master, and asli
nd him what he valued his services at per
' Why about sixpence,' said the master
'Here's three cents,' said the boy, putting
his hand into his pocket m.d drawing nut
Homo coppers; I m oil on a bqnder the rest
of the day.'
Tho young wig slid, and the master
laughed heartily at the joke.
A gentleman wlllia glass eye was about'
to exercise the right of suffrage a short time
ago, when he wa accosted by a politic: I
pponent, with, ' I say. master, what ro
you doing here? you can't vpte, you're not
natural cyes'd-' The joke was taken in
food part and created general mcnimcni.
ft Tall One. An old sailor told us the
other day that during one night last summer
when ho was sailing on the Atlantic, the
rain poured down in such torrents, that the
ocean rose six inches. There is no mis
take,' said he, 1 because the captain kept a
nark on the side of the vtescl.'
CULTURE OF THE CUCUMBER.
1 will stale a fact relative to the planting
of cucumbers which is worthy of being
known. I shall at least, give a further trial
myself of its reality ; though I cannot con
ceivo them is a doubt remaining mi ihc sub
ject. Last spring a friend of mine and my
lelf wero planting cucumbers at tho same
time. I was planting mine as is usual in
gardens, mixing a small portion of table
manure with the earth, and raising the hill
an inch or two above the sulfate of the
ground. Observing it, he jocosely remark
ed, Let me show you how to raise cu
cumbers.' Never having much luck in
raising litem, I cheerfully agreed to his pro
position. Ho commenced making holes in
the earth at the distance intended for the
hills, that would hold about a peck he
ihen filled ihem with dry leeched ashes
covering tho ashes with a small quantity ol
earlh. The seeds wero then planted on
level with the surface of the ground. I wat
willing to see the experiment tiied, but had
no expectation of any thing but a loss of la
bor, seed and soil. But imagine my aston
ishrricnt.natwilhslanding a drier season nev
er was known, almost a universal failure
of garden vegetables, when I beheld my
vinos remarkably thrifty, and as fine a crop
of cucumbers as any one could wish to raise,
and they continued to boar for an unusally
long time 1 will not phylosophize on the
subject but say to rtl try it; md instoad of
throwing your ashes away, apply it where
it will be of use, and you will reap a rich re
ward. OAt'o Farmer.
Upon the foregoing the editor of the
Maino Culti-ator says-' Wo last season
mado tiial of the abovo plan and found it to
Iff. WEBB, EDITOR
BLOOMSISU11G, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 184,4. :
"From Tom Burke of Ours,"
A STORY OF NAPOLEON.
jJr on. u:vi:n.
I believe 1 have already told you,
Bui ho, ihl my fimily were most ol
hum royalists. Such as wute engaged
in trade followed the fortunes of tho day
hhI cried " rive in Rcpublique, like
heir neighbors, borne, deemed it bet-
n;r to ominrate, and wail in a foreign
land, lor the happy hour ot returning lo
i heir own i circumstance, by the way
which must have tried their patience
re this; ami a few, trusting (o their ob
scure position, living in out of the way
emote spots, supposed, that in the
ieueral uproar, Ihcy might escape un
detected, and with, one or two excep-
ions, they were right. Among these
Uttur was an unmarriett oroiher ot my
nolhcr, who hiving lieul military com
manu tor a ureal many years in the lie
le Bourbon, retired to spend the re'
nainder of his days in a small but beau
liful chateau, on the sea side, about three
lenues from Marseilles. The old vis
count, (we continued to call him so a
mong ourselves, though the use of titles
was prescribed long before had mcl
with tonic disappointment in love, in
call-life, which had prevented his ever
nun vini;, and turned all his affections
toward the children of his brother. and
dsters, who invariably passed a couplt
of months of each 6iimmcr with him, ar
riving from (lilfcreut parts ofFranre for
t lie put pose, and truly it was a strange
-.-lilhi to see the mixture of look.expres
.ion, accent and costume, that came In
i he rendezvous the long featured boy
with blue eyes and pointed ohm, cold
vary, Hi:d suspicion brave, but cau
'iou, J It'll t' ,came fiom Normandy; ihe
hlglisphiied, recStlessryouih from I5re
ingny. ; live dark-eyed girl o! 1'rovenc.e
die quick Icmpered, warmhearted Gjs
con; and, stranger than all, from his cor
irast to Ihc rest t he little Parisian, will
his airs ef the capital, and his contempt
for his rustic hrethei n, nothing daunted
ihat in Ihcir boyish exercises, he fouix
himself so much their inferior. Our dear
uncle loved nothing so well as lo haw
us around mm, and even the Iillle one."
of five or six vears old. when not liv
inc loo far off, were brouuht lo Ihett
' rc-unions," which were to us th
ileal events of our lives.
Ii was in June of the vcar 1 791
diall not easilv forcet the dale that we
weie all assembled as usual at " L
Luc.'' Our party was reinforced b
some three or four new visitois, amone.
whom was a little girl of about twelv
years old, Annette dc Noailles, the
pielliesl creature 1 ever beheld. Ever)
land had ils own (rail of birth distinctly
matked. I don't know whether you
have observed that the brow and Ihe
forehead are mure indicative ot class in
Frenchmen, than any olher portion of
he. face hers W3S perfect, and tliougl
a mere child, conveyed an imprcioi
of tempered decision and mildness, thai
wis most lafcinatina ; the character ol
her featuies was thoughtful, and wcie M
not for a ceriain vivacity in Ihe eyes
would have been sad. Forgive mo, if
I well when I need not on these trails
he is no mors. Her falhcr canicd hei
wilh hfm in his exile, and your louring
'kiesand gloomy air soon laid her low
Annette was the child of royalist pa
rents. Bolh her father and mother had
occupied places in the royal household :
ind she was accustomed from her earli
est infancy lo hear the praise of thcBoui
bons, from lips which trembled
when they spoke. Poor child ! how
mill do I remember her little prayer foi
homaityred saint, for so they styled
he murdered king, which she nevei
missed saying each morning, when tin
nass was over nt the chateau. It is n
uriotis fact, that the girls of a family
were frequently attached to the fortune
of the Bourbons, while tho boys declar
ed for' revolution, and these differonco.
penelraled into the very core, and sap
ped the happiness of many, whoso affec
lion had stood the lest of every misfor
tune, save the uprooting torrent of an
rrchy that poured in with tho evolu
tion. These party differences entered
into all llio little quanols of Iho school'
room and tho nursery ;and tho tat:nting
epithets of either side was need in angry
passion, by (note who neither gucsred
nor could understand their meaning
Need it ho wondered, if in after life.
these opinions took the tones of iriteiiM
convicliuus, when even tliiH in infancy
ihoy were nurtured and fostered? Ou
little circle at Lo Luc wag, indeed, wot
Icrfully free from such cauies of eon
eiilion. whatever paths in life fate ha
in slnre'for Us aflcrwanb ; then, at leas
we were of one mind. A few of th
boys it is true, were struck by tho sue
eesse of those great armies, the revo
lution poured over Europe ; hut even
they were half ashamed loeonfess cnthu
iaim in a cutse, so constantly a-lied in
ihcir memory with everything mean
and low-lived. Such, in a few words
wag the little parly assembled around
he supper table ol the chateau, on one
lovely eveninc in June. The window?
ipening to the ground, let in the p r-
fumed air from many a sweet and flow
ery shrub without, while already tin
nightingale had begun her lay in tin
leep grove hard bv. Die evening wa-
o calm, we could hear the splash of thi
breaking tide upon the shore, and tin
minute peals of Ihe waves smote on Ihe
ear,with a soft and melancholy c.idcnci:
that m ile us silent and thoughtful. As
wo sal for somo minutes thus, wo sml
denly heard the sound of feet coming uj
Ihe litUe gravel W3lk towards Iho cha
teau, and on going to the window, per
ceived three men in umlorm leadin
their horses slowly along. The dusky
light prevented our beingable lo distin
guish tieir rank or condition ; but my
uncle, whose fears were easily excited
by such visitors, a', once hastened lo the
lonr lo receive them.
His absence was not of many minutes
duration, but even now I can remernbei
the strange sensations of dread, lha
rendered us all speechless, as we stooi
looking towards ihc door, by which h
was to enter, its came at last. and wn
followed bv two officers, one, the elde
mil the superior, evidently was a thh
.Tig!irmii oTatinirnmcij-j wni-j- rji-
hul'stern counteuance,in which a haugb
iy expression predominated , tho olhc
vas a fine soldier-like frank lookim
fellow, who saluted us all ns he came in
vilh a emilc. and a pleasant gesture o
'You may leave ns children," sai''
ny uncle a he proceeded towards th
'You wore at supper, if I miMak
ioI,"' said the elder of the two officer'
wilh a degice of courtesy in his tone, I
"Yes, general, but my little friend-
" Will, I hope, share it with us," sail1
the general interrupting, 'and I at leas'
am determined, with your permission,
that they shall remain. It is quilo e
nough that we enjoy the hop'nulity of
your chateau for the night, without in
lerferring with the happiness of ils in
mates, and I beg that we may give you
is little inconvenience as possible in
providing for nuraccommodalion."
Though these words were spoken with
in easv and kindly tone, there was n
cold, distant mannei in the cpcaker,ihai
chilled us all, and while we diew ovei
to Ihe table again, it was with silence
and constraint. Indeed, our poor uncle
looked in the very picture of dismay.
endeavoring to do tho honois to hi,
itiests and seem at ease, while it was
clear his fears were ever uppermost in
The aid de-camp, for such tho young
officer was, looked like one who could
have Leen agiecable and amusing, if th
restraint of the general's presence was
nol over him. As it was, he spoke in a
low, subdued voice, and seemed in great
iwe for his superior.
Unlike our usual ones, the meal was
eaten in a mournful stillness the ver
youngest amongst us feeling Iho pres
ence cf the strangers an a thing of gloom1
Slipper over, my uncle, perhaps hop
ing to relieve Ihe embarrassment .he la
bored under, asked permission of tin
general for us to remain, saying, "My
little people, sir, are great novelists.and
ihey usually amuse mo of an evening b
their stories : Will this be too great an
enduranco for you?"
"Hy no means," said tho general
gaily; 'there's nothing 1 like belter, 1
hope Ihcy will admit me as one of their
party, 1 have something of a gift that
way myself." Tho circlu was soon
formed, the general nnu his aid-de-cam
niaking putt of it; but though they cxer.
ted themselves lo the utmont lo win our
;oniiuence, I know not why or where-
oro wc could not shake off the gloom
ve had felt (; firm, but sat awkward and
II at ease, uiulile lo utter a word, and
ven ashamed to loo!; at each other.
"Come, said (lie general. I sea tmw
t is, I have broken in upon a very han
' P'T'y;.! must mnke Ihe only amends
n my power. I shall b the storv teller
tor this evening." A he giid this he
looked arouml it,c r.u0 Lircej )y sume
.c.-,in,iB ..ngic oi ins own, in an instant
le had won in every one. Wo drew
iiir chairs closer towards Mm. and lis-
ened eageily fur his tale. Few neotile
"ve such as live much among children,
r iaKB inu irouuie to study their lone
f feeling and thinking, are aware how
V reality surpasses in interest the force
if mere fiction. The fact is. with ilinm.
far more than all tho art of Ihe narrative
md it you cannot say "this was true,"
more than half of the pleasure yuiir sto
ry confers is lost foicver. Whether the
general knew this or tlut his memory
upplied him more easily lhan his ima
gination, I cjiiuot say, but his Hie wa
i utile incident in I lie siege of Toulon,
whoie a drummer fiov was killnd. ha v.
ng returned lo the breach, after ihe at-
'ack was repulsed, to seek for a liltU
lockade or nbhon his rnotlar had fisten
d on his cap that morning. Simple as
was the story, he told it with a subdued
md tender pathos that made our hearts
'hrill, and filled every eye around him.
'It was a poor thing, it's true." said he:
"that knot of ribbon, but it was glory to
tesctie it from the enemy his heari
was on the time he should show it.
blood-stained and torn, and say I took
it liom the ground amid the gnpe-sflot
"id ihe musketry. I was the only liv-
ing thing there, that moment, and see I
bore it away triumphantly." As the
Viieral spoke he unbuttoned the brcas
if his uniform, and took forih a smal
iiece of erumnlrjl ribbon, fastened
lltfsliane of a c.oeliailp. "Ili-ri it is-
was for Ihts he died.' e could scaice
iee it through our teats. Poor Annette
oi l I her hands upon her face, and sob
"Keep it my sweet child," said th
general, as he aitached die cockade to
ler shoulder; "it is a glorious emblem,
ml well worihy to be worn by one no
iure and so fair, as you are.
Annette looked up, anil as she did her
yes fell upon the tricolor that hung
f ijiii her shoulder the haled despise"
I'icolur the badge of thai party, whos-
-nieliy she had thought of by day and
Ireamed of by nigh), ahe turned dead
y pale, and sit with lip compresied
md clenched hands, unable (o speak oi
"What is it, are you ill, child?" said
iho genoial suddenly.
'Annette, love. Annette, dearest,"
taiil my unrle, tiembling with anxiety
"what is the matter r"
"It is thai" cried I fiercely, pointing
io the krio',ou which her eyes were bent
with a shrinking honor, I well knew
he meaning of, 'it is that !'
The geneul bunt on me a look of
passionate meaning, ns with a hissing
tone, ho said, 'Do you mean Ihis
'Yes,' said I, tearing it away, and
trampling it beneath my feel; 'yes! it i
not a Noailes can Wear ihe b.idge of in
lamv and crime, the mood stained in
color will find slight favor here!"
"Hush boy hush,for heaven's sake!
cried my uncle, trembling with fear.
The caution came too lale. The gennr
1 taking a note book from his pockei
pencil it leisurely, and Ihen turning lo
wards the viscount, said, 'Ihu youth'
"Duchesne; Honri Duchesne!"
"And his age?"
"fourteen in JMarc.h, ' replied my
uncle, as his eyes filled up; while he
Ideil in a half whisper, 'if you mean
he conscription, eerier a 1, he has already
iiipplied a substitute.
"No mailer if he had sent twenty
ucli defect of education needs correc
don; he shall jiiii the levies at Toulon ii
thiee days in three days, mail; me
Depend upon il sir,' said he, turning ii
me, 'you shall loam a lesson beneath
that tricolour, you'll be somewhat long
in forgetting, Dumolle, look to this
With this direction to his aid-de-camp
ho urose and before my poorunhapp
uncle could tecover his self-possession
lo reply, had lell Ihe room.
"lie will-not do thi?, ir furely, he
will not" said
tho Vucount to tho
"Ueneral JJonapirtc does nol relon',
ir; and it he did he'd never show h '
as Ihe cold reply. Thist d iv week I
carried a musket on the rurnnart. r
foulon; here begun a career I luvo i'.il.
lowed ever since with hmv mnnl,
husiasm I leave you to judge for vour-
v J I a
As Duchesne concluded this Iillle Jin.
y, hepaiedlhe room bickwards and
forwards wilh rapid stepi while his
compressed hps mid knitted brow show
ed he wis lost in gloomy recollections
t the past.
He wa right, afi er all. Burke. '"said
he, at length ; personal honor Will make
tho soldier, conviction may make t,o
patriot. I fought as stoutly for this
same cause. as though I did not loallm
; how many others may be in Ihe sumo
position? Yuu, yourself, perhaps.
"Nn. no; not I."
"Well, be it so,' rejoined he cacdes?-
ly. Good niehl ;' and with ihi h
irollcd negligently from the room, and
heard turn humming a lune as ho
nnuntcd the stairs towards his h,l.
GOOD NATURE AND PATIENCE.
Tbii is a world of tips and downs, of
rnssness and contradictions. Every day
uirna up something to disturb th.o equanim-
ly of one s lempei. But it is worse than
useless to fret. Fretlinz is like a causiie
ppllcd tu a sore. It inflame but never
ures. A fretful spirit is nover happy, and
it drives happiness from all other apirilu
with which it comes in contact. We 6av.
hen, if the world goes wrong, anil it does
dial pretty often, don'i fret. If a man
olicals.and then laugh at you for a verdant
one, make the best of it, and keep - cool.
If you break your leg, or hud your "favorite
ieat at.tbeJjveeunvo&cuuifld; if die rook
ipo'ls your dinner, or the"
'anl mis delivers an important messnee; if
the dear image of its beautiful tnotliet' re-
liavs your caiwses hy ihrustiug its tiny in
fers into your plate of soup and wiping
hem on your 'snow-while' shirt bosom; n
anks ful and Slates repudiate, keep you
emper. Ue.pe.at the alphabet, read the one
Kindred and nineteenth psalm, do and say
inything, 'lovely and of good repori,' bi.t
is you value quietness of mind and the
food temper of others, don't fret. It is
narvelluus how much good nature and pa-
tienco will do toward curing ihu ilis in
which fie ah tnd spirit are heirs.
WHICH WILL YOU DO:
Ono of two things must be (lino in th 3
country. Parrntu must expend money ii
idtic3to children or ihev must pay taxes to
Inn Id penitentiaries and to punish ciiine,
I'lioro is a great mislako about what is
called education. Some suppose every
learned man is an educated man. No such
thing. That man is educated who knows
himself, and who takes accurate commun
jensc views of men and thing around I'tni.
Sume very learned men , now, are the
f realesl fools in tho world; and ihe reason
is They ate not rdueaiod men. Learn
ing is only the menus, not tho end; ils r;i!uc
(insists in giving inn power of acquiring
ihe dieipline which when properly mmaged
it gives the mind Some of die oreirrst
men in the world were not inprsiivkVI with
learning, but their unions proved 'l-ry
were thoroughly educated. 'Washington,
F.anklin, Sherman, ere uf this cnss, .md
similar though less striking instances may
now be found iu all countries. To bo ed
ucated a man must be able tu reason, coin
pare and decido accurately, Ho may sludy
metaphysics till he is grey, iuul if ho is
nothing more, he is an unedurated man.
riiero is no cUst in the country ! Imc
a stronger interest iu the proper udu'" mu
of children than fanners, and ihe tm'j u
should receive from them the mtcntum it
In ecllling an island, the first building
erected by a Spaniard will he a church; by
1 rrcuthinan, a fori; by a Dutchman, a
wiiro-houBei and by an Englulima.il, on alu
home. ' '".