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LOOKS HOW MY BABY LAUGHS!
BY MR. EDWARD THOMAS.
It is a lovely sight to see
An infant laugh delighted;
Dm lovelier the silent smila
In the tapt mother's eye the while
To mark. The pupils wild dilated
Reveal the heart's intoxicated
With a pleasure inexpressive:
Quite, quite a traiisceiidal joy
At the uicrtiness of that blest boy!
A vision I behold like thin,
And, oh! methought no teirene bliss
Could ever equal such a scene;
Nor Cupid and the I'aphian queen,
In beauty match the artless pair,
That revell'd in enjoyment there;
The mother a meie girl indeed
The babe just Irom his swaddlinga freed
One as the other innocent,
An angel o'er a cherub bunt
Her sweet employment a blush brought,
Which must in the moss rose be sought,
Upon her cheek. A pearlier hue,
Just pencill'd with faint veins of blue,
Her infaint's wore, the stranger sun
Nor yet a ruddier lint had won;
4s careless on her lap he sat,
He look'd one dimplino heap of fat.
Unform'd bul beautiful a tiling
Of Cairicci's imagining!
Her gorgeous hair, with sportive grace,
She shook in her young upturn'd face,
The dancing curls, like flashing light,
So radiant so intensely bright,
He snatch'd, yet his imperfect hold,
Could not retain those threads of gold:
So, with affected force she drew
The cutis from his soft fingers through.
'Look! how he laughs! look, only look'
And then again her curls she shook.
Oh! magic curls! Oh beauty's doner
Awak'ning with enchanting power,
The gladdest laugh in infant niinh,
That e'er resounded from the earth
To the blue skies to echoed be
By kindred seraphs pure as he!
It was a picture passing rir,
And, bless'd be God, by no means tare,
for the same ineffable joy
ilach mother feels anil too her boy.
THE UlSIOUYUF LIFE.
Day dawned: Within a ruitaineil room
Jill'd to faininesi with perfume,
A lady lay at point of doom.
Day closed. A child had seen the Hfc ht.
But for the lady fair and bright,
She rested in undreaming night!
Spring came. The lady's grave was seen,
And near it often times was seen
A gentle boy with thoughtless meio.
Years fled. He wore a manly face,
And struggled in the world's roujh race,
And won at last a lofty place,
And then he died! Behold before ye,
Humility's brief sum and story,
Life, death, and all that is of Glory.
1ILOOMSIIUKG, COLITMIHA COfXTV, PA.
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MARY FEN WICK, OR THE ALIBI
BY A LAWYER.
'Theie were plemy o( people who could
depose that, on the 23d of October, at i
tavern dinner, the two tit associates hail
quarrelled, and had high words, though the)
were after wards seen to go out separately,
hut apparently good friends. The nexi
step in evidence was two people having
returned late that evening, and, on passing
little stunted thicket, about half a mile
from town, having heard something 1 i k t
groans and cries, which, however, they
paid little attention to, being in a great hur
ry, 1 Ins caused the place to be seaicheil.
4ii(l in an old sand-pit near the spot, to the
surprise, and horror ol all, wete found the
remains of poor Jack Osborne, whose
clothes, from the dry nature of the place,
were in good preservation.
'Things began now to put on an aspeci
terribly serious for Dick Marshall, especial-
y as another man now came forward to
say (people shou'd be very cautious, sir,
how they iriut to likeness) that he had met
Dick or some one so like him that fo had
no doubt it was he, on the road to that very
spot just beforo llio hour when the groan
were heard; though on being addressed by
his name, he passed on and took no no
Between the quartet and the pistols, am!
(he groans, and the dead body, and above
all, tho evidence of this man, a complete
ase was made out for a jury; and there
were a great many circumstancey dps i flu
to give it a color; especially poor Dick'r
now reckless and profligate habits, and hi
evident confusion and agitation when firs
asked what he had been doing on the nigh1
if the 23d of October.
'To those who saw his face on that or
caaion, his conscience stricken iooks whim.
taken by surprise and his angry defiant
ifturward9, when aware of the drill
if the question, there was no doubt ol
his guilt. Diok was committed for trial
ind oh, sir, it wan a sad day for all whr
knew hie worthy parents and had seen the
creature himself grow up before them, n
,itctty curly hailed child, and then a manly
'His behaviour in prison wai chiefly
dogged and sullen. He seemed to scorn
vcn denying the fact to those who could
Mippot.8 him guilty; as most did except hit
poor father, who never could credit it, urg
ing him to think, for the sake of his gray
hairs, whether some means or other of aveit-
ing his sad fate mit'lii yet be found.
He at length said, though it seemed ex
torted Irom him by his parents' distress
'there's one person on earth who could
clear me of this horrible charje, but even if
die were angel enough to do it, I suppost
the has le ft England and that's poor Mary
Fenwick! This is a judgement on me,
father for my usage of that girl!'
'The agonized parents from what thev
gathered further, lost nor a moment in writ
ing Mary the mol pathetic letter ever
broken hearts dictated. They feared she
would have united, put il pleased God to
order otherwise, and instead ol the former
uncertain delay from contrary windsfwhirh
had now set in fair J there was now a fixed
detention for one week, for some official
'Mary carried the letter to her jjond mis
tress and mid her all the eirrumHtanies.and
readily obtained leave for the journey, and
as offered the escort of a fellow servant,
'mt she wag steadfast in declining it. I
vonld have no unnecessary witnesses (fl
poor Richard's shame and his parents sor
row, my lady,' said she, 'and God will pro
led one that is going to return good fjr
There was not a moment to be lost to lei
Mary appear at this assizes yesterday, and
get back lo Portsmouth in time for the bhip
io into the mail she stepped, and got here
as soon as a letter would have done. When
they saw tier, the poor old Marshalls si
fainted for joy. They kissed and wept
over her as they had done many a time
when their joii's wildnets gtievedher gently
ipiril, but they soon came to look op U her
is a miardian anee! come to shield their
,'ray hairs fiom disgrace and despair. They
votild have proposed to her to see and
:omfort Richard, but she said mildly, 'we
nave both need of our strength til to-mor-
ow. Tell him I forgive him, and bless
God for bringing me to save him, and pray
that it may not be from danger in this
'She was quite worn out with fatigue, n
nay be supposed, and glad to lay down her
head once more to sleep in her mother's
room's in the bed where she was born, and
where she had hardly expected ever to lay
it again. She rose quite refreshed, and tible
lor the hard trial of appearing in court be
fore her whole towns people on so melan
tholy an occasion.
Site was indulged with a chair, and sat
is much out of sight as possible, surround
d by kind fiiends till she could be called
hi, The case for the prosecution was gone
into, and a chain of circumstantial evident e
made out so very conclusive against po or
Dick, that the counsel against him, a tether
flippant young man, remaiked, that notliin"
hurt of an alibi could bring the prisonei
And that shall be proved directly, my
lord,' replied very un expectedly some ol
the prisoner's ftiends. 'We have a witness
here come more than three hundred mile
for the purpose.' & Mary, shaking like a
leaf,and,deadly pale, was placed in the box
The counsel had nothing for it but to ex
imine her, 1 should be sorry to say he
wished to find her testimony f dse, bat re
dly, sir, lawyers have a frightful degree ol
pride in showing their own ingenuity, an)
he did not quite like his case lo be overturn
ed'. At all events, his manner was any
thing rather than encouraging to a poor
frightened girl. but he little knew that .Mary
i.uM n' he was y nature, cjuld he as firm
is a rock,' where her duty W3g concerned.
'On being desired to say what she knew
if this business, Mary simply asserted, in
is few words as possible, that Richard
Marshall could not have been at Ovciton
vood at the hour mentioned for the mur
ler of John Osborne, as ho was with her on
die road lo B . faim,in an exactly opposite
'Very pleasantly engaged, I daresay,
ny dear,' siid the counsel flippantly, but 1
tin afraid the court will not bo the more
lisposed to admit your evidence for what
passed on that occasion.'
'1 am sure they ought,' said Mary in a
tone of deep and solemn sincerity.
And pray what reason may you have
or leinembering particularly that it was the
23d of October, and no othor day, that
Richard Marshall met you at nine in the
evening?' said he, recovering himself
'Richard Marshall met you, you say, on
he road to B at a little ufie r nine on a
?ertaii evening Pray wlut reason can you
;i fr reioen ber.ng the hour?'
'Because I had stayed to give his .Timber
tier nine o'clock draught before I left, and
'lecanse, just a I got to my father's gate
the church clock struck ten.'
'Very accurate, and pray what led you
io be very positive as lo the day 1
Bcaue the very next morning I sailed
for London in a smack whose sailing day if
-dways on Friday, and Thursday was the
Very good ami logical indeed. Anil
now my iltar, to come to the point, how
came you to remember this meeting i'self
so particularly? It was not the first, I dare
'No sir,' said Maiy, with wonderful self
possession, 'but it wag the !am! remember n
because we were engaged to be married, ami
on that very night, nd I bless Godtlwab
no other, Riclurd Marshall told me, and
tot very kindly either, 1 was not a fit w l
for him, and that all thst had been going on
between us so long was forever at sn end.
I've a right lo remember this, s;r, I think.'
Mary had made, to preserve her utter
ance in this testimony, ail the exertion na
ture permitted. She fell back fainting into
her father's arms, and a murmur of admit
tion ran round the court.
'This is an alibi with a witness, said
tho old shrewd senior crown council,
Tis not likely a discarded sweet-heart.
would travel six hundred miles to peijure
herself for a scoundrel like thsl.'
In corroboration of Mary's simple Usti
mony, should any be requited' there wat
handed lo the Jury a 'housewife,' whose
few leaves of rude memoranda contained,
evidently inserted at the moment, and blot
ted by a stilt discernible tear, ' This day
parted forever with poor Richard Marshall
in this world- God grant we may meet in
the next !'
Ar.d did they meet again in this world,
tfit?' said I; when my honest friend had got
lid of something troublesome in his eyes.
'No,sir;Aary thought it was better other
wise, and no one durst pre it upon her
She wrote hi in a letter though, which no
one else saw; and I hear he says his life
was hardly worth saving since he has lost
Mary. Poor wretch! we'll ste if this great
escape will sober him.'
Little more passed between me and m;
friend, as the tights of Haddington wete
now in view, I have since been in Bur
wick and find Richatd lives with his par
nuts, a sadder and wiser maii.and Mary is
named in India to a young chaplain, to
whom liord S has promised a living
in the north on his return to England.
. ON THE HUMAN MIND.
Nothing, perhaps, could conduce so much
o the knowledge of the human mind, as a
lose alio r.ion lo the actions and thoughts
f verv young children, and yet no branch
in the history of human nature is more neg
ieeled. The pleasant and extravugaut no
iion of the infaiitila mind amuse for the
mount; and are immediately forgotten,
whereas the merit ought lobe registered
with the utmost care, for it is hero, and
here alone, that we cm discover the chv
icier ar.d nature of first principles. Anil
mention lo the commencement and (level
ipemcnl of Ihe ideas of the young; wotilo
i-orrecl many ef our speculative notions, and
oufulti most abstract philosophets, respect
ing what they may so confidently advance
once-ruing these ll'ist principles
Throughout all nature want of motion
indicates weakness, corruption, inanimation
nd death, Tienok, in his damp prison,
leaped iboul like a lion in his letters ol
seventy pound weight, in order to prescm
his health, and an illustrious phy sician ob
serve'.- know not which is tlie most
necessary lo the support of the human
itante loud or motion. Were the ex-
rciscofihe body attended lo in a corres
ponding degree with that of the mind, men
of great learning would be more healthy and
vigorous of more general talents of more
iiinple prixiiral knowledge, more happy in
their domestic lites, morj enterprising am!
aiiachet! to their duties as men, In fine, it
may with propriety be said thul the highest
refinement of the mind, williuui improve
neni of the body, can never present any
thing more than half a human being.'
Adhere always rigidly and undeviati.igly
to the liuth, but while you express that
"Inch i true, do it in a pleating manner.
The '.ruth i tho picture the manner u
he light that displays it to advantage.
Brevity. That, writer does the moat
who gives his readers the most knowledge
in) lakfs from him the least lime: In
literatute as in finance, much paper and
much poverty may co-exisi
Rarhl: my daughter, why don't you
t)t as fast as your liltls sister Hannah?
Why don't every stock of clover beat
four leaves, mnthei?' 'Go bi in in a basket
lull of chip( child.'
A man named J. M. Sharpe, living in
Suieaville.N. C. recently courted and mar
ried a second lime, a wifn from whom he
nad formerly been divorced.
CURE FOR DIARRHOEA.
Even after alt other remedies have fail
ed, a certain cure for it will be totinj in
in rice water. Boil tho nee, laka the
water, trcko it palatable with nli.and drink
it enviously while warm.
AUGUST 9, 1845.
C!J.. . JL..'""...l
The following sugge-liona w.ie made
Ihe Lowell Oilermg. Their neneial
accepianons wouiu prouueu a joy iui siato
'All cannol be greatest, but all can be
'Speak kindly to thy ftllow-men,
Lett he should die while yet
I'hy bitter accents wnn his heart,
And male his pale cheek wet.'
Speak, kindly to thy brother man,
for he has many cares thou dost noi
know; sonows thine eye has not seen;
and trie f may be gnawing at his hear
strings, which ere long will snap them
in asunder. O, speak lo him! rarhap
a word from iheo will kindle the liit
of joy in his o r shadowed heart, and
make his pathway to the lotiib a pleas
ml one. isiieak kindly lo thy brother
man, even though sin has marred the
'ptrit's beauty, and turned inlo uiscoim
he peifeel harmony of his being, llaral -less
will never tcciaint him. Ki ndnes
will. For far beneath all the depravity
there stil! lingers a spatk of the spirit.'
loveliness that one word Irom thee may
kindle into a fljme, which will evewu
ally purify the whole man, and make
h!m what he was designed to be the
piritual imago of his God. Speak kind
v, act kindly to all, without asking who
it may be. Il is enough for thee to
know that he belongs to tho eomnion
bioiherhood of man, and need thy ym
pai by. 1 hen give it lo htm Iteelyf
ay, freely as thy Faihetwho is in Heav
en, givelh the.
KEEP YOUll NEWSl'Al'EKS.
A volume of newspapers is a book un
bound. Why should il then bo wanton
ly desiioyed? The man who lectivo
a weekly jouroal during Iwemy year,
leceives iwtnly volumes at least as val
uable as Ihote wiih which he furnishes
:.is shelves from tho book-slores. Ii.
instead of procuring them to be bound,
be MiU'ors them to be destroyed, the los
is as real ai that of any other properly.
He may have read ihem, to be sure, but
they may he highly useful to him loi
reference heicalier, when what he ha
read shall hive buen fugoilen, and In
dull wish to re-call il. A considei ably
portion of their contents are histoiical.
and llicro is as much reason for preset v
tng any other history. They contain,
besides, a large variety of rniscellarieou
information. All this will be inlereat
ingal some future day. An expression!
)l contempt for an old newspaper is ve
ry common, but no more rational that.
lie contemning of Hume's England, be
cause many years have since il was wnl
tun. What is news this week does no.
cease to be news next week, but il be
comes history, and then the liles of om
Di'riodical publications furnish many ol
the documents Irom which tlie condens
ed history of our country have been and
ne lo be compiled. Let every periodi
ml woik In: iloftitoyed, and we take a
way from fuiiiie generations nearly all
knowledge of our doings, but what shall
iu contained in the records of the nation
or handed down to ihem in the uncer
tain stories of tradition.
A most interesting 'sight lor to see,'
is that of a young lady, white eyes like
'a gizelle,' voice like a 'silver tiumpei'
mil with lips like 'rubes,' and 'wiih
cheeks that have stolen Ihe deerp carna
lion of Ihe deathless rose,' with hci
MOUTH FULL OF GINGERBREAD!
Who has not paused upon some por
ion of their existence, and felt iis bur
lens gieater than he could beai? Who
las not looked back to the past with
hat passion of hopelessness which
teems thai life can never more be what
it has been, with a conciousness tha'
'he dearer emotions are exhausted, while
;n then place have arisen but vacancy
ind weariness? You feci as ;t you conl I
nev.r he interested in any thing sgsin
nav i,u not even desire it: your heart
is divided between bilternes and indif
A i niiiu w.le remonsiratea witn her
husband, a dn-sipiteil epend thiilt, on
his conduct. 'My love,' s.i I he, l am
like the pro-lie il son I shall reform bv
and by. 'And I Will be like the prom
nal soo. loo." nh.s retilied, 'for I v. ill -
rise and go lo my father,' and iff she
The prire ofhurriy i eternal vigilance'
and cheap enough a I thul.
The article of loye is quoted in last
(jvices as lollows;
j Jove is like the devil, because it tor
menl", like heaven, because i'l warps (ha
soul in bliss.like pepper, because il often
eels oo tire ; like sugar, it is sweet: like
a rope because it is death lo a man, liku
3 prison, because it makes a man miser
able like wine because il makes us
happy like a man, because it is hero
today and off tomorrow like a woman
because there is no gelling rid of it
like a ship, because it carries one to thn
wished for poit like a lieico courser,
became il rnns away will) out like thn
bite of a mad dog, or like the kiss of 4
pretty woman, because they both make
man run inau liUe a goose, uecausa
it is silly like habit, becau-e there is
nothing like it. In a word it is a ghost
because it is like every thing, and lika
nothing often talked aboui, but never
seen, touched or understood,
YOUTH AND SIAURIAGE.
On this subject Pr. Palfrey has llm
following just rematksv 'Youth is easily
attracted and soon decided. It forgets
that the fanciful prefeience of a moment
may nol safely determine ihe pruspecu
if a life. It is unmindful thai, looKing
'.0 this world merely, occasions will
coma for which the graces of lha ball
room are no soil of pteparaitons, It
ashly takes Ihe eyes which can spaikla
in their morning brilliancy, for thoso
that w.il wt-ep meekly in sorrow, and
kindle with a sieody encoursp emeni in
he midst of care, and hold a light which
can cheer, when all other light on the
earth has waxed dim. It is so wild as
to mistake the fhuerer of ihe hour for
the same being who will be Ihe minis
teiing angel of sickness and decline. It
needs lo be reminded, if iheie is anyen
gigemenl in life, which is not to be for
med under the arbitration of captice.it is
that which is nol dissolved till l!io parting
ihall come at the laden bier and in tho
ipen grave. It must be conjured to remem
ber if there is any step in life which ie.
luires beyond others to be made reverently
lisrreloly, advisedly, soberly, prayerfully,
.nd in lha fear of God, it is that step which
Uy by day is the must inconsiderately la
veil.' A bricklayer at Lowell fell to the ground
from a chimney, which he was erecting,
r. Tuesday. Willia:n Wiggins was tlie
unfortunate man's name, He fell forty Ice
and alighted on his head yet there aro hopos
f his iccovtry.
Dr. Franklin said 'A Bible and a news,
paper in every house, a good school ii:
every tlisliict, all studied and appreciated
as they merit, are the principal supporters
of virtue, morality aud civil liberty.'
The United Slates frigate Constellation
llifl gallant ship whiih won the first laurel
for our infant Navy, in 1799 aud 1800 tin
der Commodore Truxton, is to be mata
morphosed into a steamer.
The latest case of modesty is lha. of a
young lady who wore green spectacles, be
cause she objected to looking at the genilj
men with her naked eye!
I.OVE YOUli ENEMIES.
A clergyman !old an Indian he should
love his enemies, i do,' replied the Ittdiiu,
fur I love Bum and Cider '
The Cincinnati Gazelt telle the follow iiiar
story: A young blood from the eas',
not over famouj for wit, while commenting
a day or two since upon Western Su.-ieiy.
remarked In a Cincinnati belle, that they
were too decidedly barbarous out West, ami
he should have hi nself boxed up in a piano
and shipped East,'
'I think you had belter do so,' she repli
ed, 'and have it marked 'Piano pianissi
mo!' soft, very " fd Good very gooii!
The Spriurfiuld Republican sns tlm
the ladies ol that place ere about organizing
an association in opposition to ihe 'UU
Fellows,' under the nan e, Indepcndei.;
Order of Strange Women.'
What (s that which a leiimla freqnri, t
looks for yet never withes lo iinu' -in