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"That Gorernmcnt i the best which govern least."
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I GET it r.
FOR THE COLl'MBU DEMOCRAT.
'The following sublime ode lo the Su
preme Being," "is translated from the
Kussian. It wa written by one of their
distinguished poeta, Derzhav'uv The ode
is said to have been translated into the
-Chinese and Tartar languages, written on
ailk, and Fuspended in the impend pala
xes at Ptkin. The emperor of Japan had
it translated into Japanese, embroidered in
gold, and hung up in the temple of Jed
K), thoU Eternal One I whoe presence bright,
All space doth uccupy-all motion guide
Unchanged thruugh time's all-devasting light,
Thou only God! There is none beside.
Being above all beings I mighty one 1
Whom none can comprehend .and none exploie;
Embracing all supporting ruling o'er-
Being .whom we call God-and know no more !
In iti sublime reserch, philosophy
May measure out the ocean deep may count
The sands, or the sun's rays-but God ! fur thee
There is no weight nor measure ; noue can
Up to thy mysteries; brightest spark,
' Tho, kindled by thy light, in vain would try
To trace thy counsels, infinite and dark:
And thought is lost, ere thought can soar so
Even like past momemts in eternity.
Thou from primeval nothingness didst call
Firit, chaos, then existence Lord, on thea
Eternity bad its foundation; all
Sprung forth from thee; ot tight, joy .harmony,
Sole origin alt life, all beauty, thine,
Thy word created all, and doth create:
Thy splendour fills all space with rays divine.
Thou art, and wert, and shalt be, glorious !
Life-giving, life-sustaining potentate 1
Thy ehainn the unmeasured universe surround;
Upheld by thee, by thee inspired with breath.
Thou Ibe beginning, with the end hast bound.
And beautifully mingled life and death !
As sparks mount upwards from the fiery blaze,
So suns are burn, so worlds spring forth from
And as the spj angles in the sonny rays
Shine round the silver snow, the pageantry
Of heaven's bright aimy glitters in thy praise,
A million torches lighted by thy band,
Wander, unwearied, through the blue abyss:
They own thy power, accomplish thy command,
All gay with life, all eloquent with bliss.
What shall wo call them? Piles of chrystal
A gloiious company of golden streams?
Lamps of celestial ether burning bright
Suns lightning systems with their joyous
But thou to these art as the noon to night.
Yes ! as a drop of water in the sea.
All this magnificence in thee is lost
Whit are ten thousand worlds compared to thee?
And what am 1 then? Heaven's unnumbered
Though multiplied by myriads, and array'd
In all the glory of sublimest thought,
Is but an atom in thebalar.ee weigh'd
Against thy greatness is a cypher brought
Against infinity : what am then ? nought.
Nought but the effluence of thy light divine,
Pervading worlds, halh reached my bosom too !
Yes, in my spirit dolh thy spirit shine,
A shines the sunbeam in a drop of dew.
Nought but 1 live, andon hope's pinions fly
F.Jger towards thy presence : for in thee
I live, and breathe, and dwell : 1 lift my eye
Even to the throne of thy divinity :
ant, 0 God, and surely thou must be!
Thou art directing, guidinn all, thou art !
Direct mv under. landing then lo thee;
Control my spint, guide my wandering heart:
Thou"h hut an aiom midt immensity,
Still I am something fashion'd by thy hand
1 h-dd a middle rank'twixt heaven and earth,
On the Inst v'r!e of m,,r,;1 !"a",'
C1,,,B "' ,he rci'1'l, wnere nei hare ,neir
Just on the boundaries of the spirit land.
The chain of being is complete in me ;
In me is matter's last tradition lost,
And the next step is si-mi- Duly .
loan command the lightning and am dust!
A monarch, anl a slave;
A Whence cam- I here, and how ? so marvelouslv
" " . ...;,l ) unknown his clod
f"inttructeu aii'w " . . ,
L.ves surely through some higher energy;
Kor irom itself alone it could not be.
rrtnr' Yes-thy wisdom and thy word
Created me ! Thou source of life and good !
Thv9Sl' ';'",;-i'ri P,en,i,uHe'
I (7 " '.u ;....nn,iul .mil. anil bade it wear
Fit 'i me wii , '
' 111 . . ..( i,.r,, .1 i ;,v .nil wllllf
The K.irmeriM y r,
t heavenly flight beyond thi Mine sphere,
to iu suurca-to thee-li. Author there.
Oihnmthtsinrfr.ble! 0 visions hle.l j
Tho.iuh worthless our roncephons all of thee,
v. ,hall thv shadnw'd imae nil our breast,
iJ wait us n'in-K " - j-
i r,, " thus alone my lowly tho..Khts can soar,
Thus seek thy presence-hem? wise and good !
, ,hv TA.t works, admire, obey, adore ;
' i when the tonaue is eloquent no mor.
, i thall Ttak m lean of gratitude
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY,
What thou Doest, do Quickly,
Quick young men! life is short, k great
work is before you, and you have no time
to loose. If you would succeed in busi
ness, win your way to honor, and save
your soul, you must work quickly. The
sluggard dies. The wheels of time rolls
over him while ho sleeps. Aim high and
work hard. Life is worth the living.death
is worthy the dying, because worth gain
ing. Life is the time to learn,
Deep though the lesson be,
And largely fraught with all things stern
The soul's eternity;
Then, Oh ! beware to waste tho hours,
Which warm to lif thy lofty powers.
Quirk, ye men of might in the road of
life ! Your life is more than half gone al
ready. V ou are eoinp- down the hill, and
the shadows besin to fall around you. If
you have aught to do before you Hie, ao
it quickly. The morning has fled, mid
day has passed, and the night coraeth.
Ye, who in the field of human life
Quickening seeds of wisdom fain would sow,
Pause not far the angry tempest's strife,
Shrink not from the noontide's fervid glow,
Libor on while jet the tight of day
Sheds abroad its pure and blessed ray,
For the night cometn t
Quick, ye seed men, quick. Once you
thought three score years to be endless time
and that they never could pass away.
They have come, they have gone men,
what have they left T The days of pleas
ure have past, and the days of darkness
are here. Have you left any work undone ?
Have vou come to infirmitiesand trembling
and no preparation for death T Ah, quick
ye aged fathers and grey bearded sires.
Already the messengers of death are be
ginning to render their services to bring
you to the sepulchres uf your fathers.
With the feeble remnant of existence strug
gle for heaven. Work, pray, seek while
life lasts, mercy waits, and God is gra
How many years may we hope to dwell
Here in the world of men !
He lives long whuse years can tell
Three score years and ten.
A Gentle Whisper in the Husband's Ear.
Husband, think of the eood qualities of your
beloved, not of her bad ones ; think of her good
common sense, her industry, neatness, order ; her
aftihilitv. and above all, her ardent pi
ety, her devotedness to things heavenly and di
vine. Suppose you had a slattern for a wife, a
lipshod hussy, a gossip, a real termagant, whose
tongue was not merely a triphammer, but as the
forked lightnings ! so that even the house top
would be a thankful retreat from her unmitiga
ted fury ! Suppose all this, and still more, then
say has not God clean very icmuiy, graciously,
mercifully, in giving you such a wile as he has ?
God has dealt infinitely better than yourdeser's.
But she is not all I could wih."
Marvellous, wonderful ! And are vou, think
all the could wish ? Turn the wallet. Suppose
you cast an eye within and without, view your
own ugliness, and crookedness, and blacKneiis :
How many things does your beloved wife see in
you that she has reason to despise as mean, sel
fish, miserly, grovelling ? Are you all that she
could wish ? far from it. But this prying into
and scanning each others faults hypcrcritically, is
altogether wrong, and will always keep you on
th-haieheLfidictvaiid rickety. Letter a thousand
times, study each others graces and good qualities
endeavoring to corrects the faults of one another
in the spirit of meekness and love. The cause
..f -.11 ihii hie'eerinc. and sparring, and lirrinc,
and splitting, and cictrcAinJ.and hitching, is want
nflove. Lovecovereth a multitudeoi ftiemnnes.
Let the heart be filled with love, and the little
faults which now appear mountains.willbe swal
lowed up, or become as mole-hills. A husband
who is always complaining, and growling, and
snapping, and snarling, is enough tocrush a heart
of steel, to sour the mind of an angel. The fe
male heart is tender, sympathetic, lovely. Hus
band, speak kindly to your beloved
Speak kindly to her. Little dost thou know
What utter wretchedness, what hopeleBS wo
Hang on those bitter words, that stern reply;
The cold demeanor, and reproving eye.
The death steel pierces not with keener dart,
Than unkind words in woman's trufctine heart.
The frail being by thy side is of finer mould;
keener her sense of pain.of wrong, greater her love
nnWnrfj. How delicately tunedher heart.cach
ruder breath upon its strings complains in lowest
notes of sadness, not heard, but felt. It wears a
... hmr life like a deep under-current, while the
fair mirror of the changing surfaces gives not one
ligh of woe. Mani Pu sway unbelief, banish that
iourneis, moroseness.and sullenesi, and mulish-
ness ; put on a smile of sweet atteeuon ; exnibit
kindn, tenderness, sympathy nd lore; and
rest assured, your wife, if not a real termagant,
will reciprocate, clasp you to her bosom in elite
tions grasp. Your mouth will be filled with lau
ghter your domestic fireside, instead ot a pan
demonium, wilt he a little paradise. Your little
ones will gather around you as Olive plants
blooming sweetly iu all the beauty and freshness
of spring. Man, try it. Golden ITy. Bute.
From the EattonSentinti)
A Sabbath Convention,
Has recently been held in Northumberland, the
proceedings of which we find iu the Columbia
Among other proceedings had, we find a Me
morial addressed to the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives, of this .State, in which the right of
petition is discussed at some length. They claim
that it is not enough that a petition, couched in
respective terms, should be read and referred, or
laid on the table. That the right of petition im
plies a corresponding right to expect, that where
wrong exist, they should be redressed, in all
matters, affecting their persons, their interest.and
They represent that if the agents of the Public
Works require the Collectors and those who have
charge of the locks, and the Officers and Subordi
nates on our other public works, to perfurm (heir
ordinary duties on the Lord's day, they will thus
exclude all those, who wish conscientiously to
obseive the Sabbath from public employment.
That an odious monopoly is thus established, and
the emoluments of public employment are made
the reward of a disregard of the laws of God and
of the Commonwealth.
The memorial is well prepared, and deserves
consideration at the hands of our Legislative au
thorities. This question in all its importance,
has heretofore been presented to our Legislatures,
by large and respectable bodies of men, and to
us it seems strange that a people so highly moral
in feeling, should for so long a time, berepresen
ted in their Stalo Legislature by a body of men,
who have never yet, when it was presented to
them, deigned to dive the subject enything like
a respectful consideration. Strange, indeed is it,
that a people protessing to be governed by moral
and christian principle, should have so long con
tinued in open viulalion'rf er e of the most direct
and explicit injunctions of the Bible, "Thou shalt
not do any woik" tc. Tl is command we sup
pose was directed to individual!!, but it is equally
applicable to governments. Governments are
composed of individuals, and if individuals have
not a right to do any work on the Sabbath, they
cannot delegate it to others.
We believe that the Delaware Division of the
Pennsylvania Canal, is the only portion of the
State improvements upon which labor is entirely
suspended on the Lord's day, and it is certainly
matter of gratulation, to every lover of good or
der and sound morals to know, that it pays a lar
ger percentage upon its cost than any other branch
of our State works.
Washington's Jlarrlage in 1703.
We learn that Mr. J. B. Stearns, a dis
tinguished artist of New York, and lately
from Europe.has been for some days since
at Arlington House in that vicinity, enga
ged in making very beautiful and successful
copies from the original pictures of Col.
and Mrs. Wasnington, the one the date of
1772, by I'cale, and the other of 1759, by
Woolaston, with a view to the painting of
a large picture of Washington's marringe
found in the Custis collection, and private
memorcs of the life and character of Wash
ington. The scene is laid in the ancient parish
church of St. Peter, county of New Kent,
a colony of Virginia ; time, 6th of January
In the foregrouhd, and near the altar,
appears the Rev. Dr. Mossom, the offici
ating clergyman, in full canonicals; he is
about to present the marriage-ring. The
bridegroom i3 in a suit of blue and silver
lined with red silk, embroidered waistcoat,
small-clothes, gold shoe and knee-buckles,
dress-sword, and hair in full powder.
The bride, in a suit of white satin, rich
point lace ruffles, pearl ornaments in her
hair, pearl necklace, ear-rings and bracelets
white satin high-heeled shoes with diamond-buckles
; she is attended by a group
of ladies, in the gorgeous costume of that
ancient period. Near to the bridegroom
is a brilliant group, comprizing the vice
regal Governor of Virginia.scvcral English
army and navy officers, then on colonial
service, with the elite of Virginia chivalry
of the old regime. The Governor is in a
suit of scarlet, embroidered with gold, ba
wig-and sword ; the gentlemen in the fash
ion of the time.
liut among the most interesting and pic
turesque of the personages in the various
groups, is Bishop, the celebrated body ser
vant of Braddock.and then of Washington,
with whom he ended his days, after a ser
vice of more than forty years.
This veteran soldier of the wars of Geo.
II., forms a perfect study in the picture.
His tall, attenuated form, and soldierly
bearing, and with folded arms and cocked
hat in hand, respectfully he has approach
ed the bridal group, giving a touching in
terest to the whole scene. He is in a scar
let coat, and is booted and spurred, having
just dismounted, and relinquished the fa
vorite charger of his chief to a groom.
Through the large folding-doors of the
church is seen the old-fashioned coach of
the bride, drawn by six horses ; also the
fine English charger bequeathed to Wash
ington by Braddock, after the fatal field of
From the account of the marriage, han
ded down from those who were present at
its celebration, it appears that the bride
and her ladies occupied the coach, while
the provincial colonel rode his splendid
charger, attended by a brilliant cortege of
the gay and the gallant of the land. Such
was Washington's marriage, in 1759
Vcarful Encounter With a Snake,
A SCENE IN THE CAST INDIES-
We had been playing all the evening at
whist. Our stake had been gold mohur
points, and twenty on the rubber. Maxey
who is always luckey.had won five succes
sive bumpers, which lent a well satisfied
smileto his countenance, and made us the
losers, looking any thing but pleased, when
he suddenly changed countenance.and lies
itated to play ; this the more surprised us,
since he was one that seldom pondered.be
ing so perfectly a master of the game that
he deemed a long consideration superflu
ous. "Play away Maxey what are you about
impatiently demanded Churchill.one of the
most impetuous youths that ever wore the
uniform of the body guard,
" Hush," replied Maxey, in a tone
which went through us, at the same time
turning deadly pale.
"Are you Unwell ?" said another, about
to start up, for he believed our friend had
suddenly been taken ill.
"For the love of peace sit quiet," rejoin
ed the other.in a tone donoting extreme fear
or pain, and he laid down his cards. If
you value my life move not.
'What can he mean? has he taken leave
of his senses !' demanded Churchill ap
pealing to himself.
'Don't start, don't move, I tell you !' in
a sort of a whisper 1 never can forget, ut
tered Maxey 'If you make another sud
den motion I am a dead man.'
We exchanged looks. He continued,
remain quiet, and all may yet be right.
I have a Cobra Capella around my leg,'
Our first impulse was to draw back our
chairs, but an appealing look from the vic
tim induced us to remain, although well a
ware that should the reptile transfer but one
fold, and attach himself to any of the party
that individual might already be counted as
a dead man, so fatal is the bite of the dead
Poor Maxey was dressed as many old
residents still dress in India namely in
breeches and silk stockings; he therefore
the more plainly felt every movement of the
snake. His countenance seemed a livid
hue, the words seemed to come out of his
mouth without the feature of altering
its position, so rigid was his look, so
fearful was he lest the slightest movement
should alarm the serpent, and hasten the
fatal bite. We were in agony little less
than his own during the scene.
'lie is coiling round ! murmured Maxey.
I feel him cold eold to my limb ; and
now he tightens '.for the love of heaven
call for some milk ! I dare nof speak loud?
let it be placed on the ground near me, let
some be spilt on the floor.'
Churchill cautiously gave 'he order, and
a servant slipped nut of the room.
'Don't stir Northcote you moved your
j hand. By everything sacred do not so a-
r,)in. It cannot be long ere my fate is dec
ided. 1 have a wife and two children in
Europe ; tell them that I died blessing
them, and that my last prayers were for
tlfm , the ?nake is winding Hfelf around
JULY 28, 1849.
my calf: I leave them all I possess lean
almost fancy I can feel his breathGreat
Heavens ! to die in such a manner !'
The milk was brought and carefully put
down; a few drops were sprinkled on the1
floor, and the aflrightend servants drew,
back. Again Maxey spoke :
"No no ! It has no affect ! on the con
trary he has clasped himself tighter he
has uncurled his upper fold! 1 dare riot
look down, but I am sure he is about to
draw back and give the bite of death with
more fatal precision. Again he pauses. I
die firm but this is past endurance ; ah !
he has undone another fold, and looses
himself. Can he be going to some one
We involuntarily started.
"For the love of Heaven, stir not ! I am
a dead man: but bear with me. He still
looses lie is about to dart 1 Move not but
be ware ! Churchhill, he falls off that way
oh, this agony is too hard, too hard to
bear ! Another pressure and 1 am dead !
No ! he relaxes !"
At that moment poor Maxey ventured
to look down ; and the snake had unwound
himself; the last coil had fallen, and the
reptile was making for the milk.
"I am saved? saved ?" and Maxey bound
ed from his chair, and fell senseless into
the arms of one of his servants.
In another instant, need it be added, we
were all dispersed ; the snake was killed,
and our poor friend carried more dead
than alive to his room.
That scene I can never forget; it dwells
on my memory still, strengthened by the
fate of poor Maxey, who from that hour
pined in hopeless imbecility, and sunk
into an early grave
Scraps. This world is a fishing pond,
full of slippery eels and suckers. Some
men arc wise and some are otherwise. In
nothing consists the true dignity of man
more than in self-government. It takes
three spring to make one leap year. He
that lurneth one sinner from the error of
his ways, shall shine as the stars forever.
The climax of human indiflerance has ar
rived when a woman don't care how she
looks. The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world is to be realy
what we appear to be. Beauty eventual
ly deserts its possessor, but virtue and
talents accompany him even to the grave.
Men are like bugles, the more brass they
contain the further you can hear them.
Ladies are like violets, tho more modest
and retiring they appear the better you
love them. So long as we are among men
let us cherish humanity, and so live that no
man may be either in fear or in danger of
us. One reason why the world is not
reformed, or revolutionized, is because every
man would have others take a start, never
thinking of himself. Wise man are instruc
ted by reason ; men of less understanding
by experience; the most ignorant by necces-
ity, and the best by nature.
fjcj- ' Vhat is the matter, John !' Sam hove
a Bible at me and hit my head.' 'Well, you ore
the only boy of the family on which the Bible
ever made an impression cry as loDg as you
(fj- 'Til take my in advance, said a land
lady who lodged her friends on straw bed. 'No,
you don't said Jim ; I always sleep on tick."
Dr. South says: "The tale bearer and lbs tale
hearer should be both hanged up, back tc back,
only ihu one by the tongue and the other by the
QiThe Virginia wheat crop has been secured
in good condition. It is generally abundant and
of excellent quality. The same may be said of
the crop of Maryland
The reason why short womon should be the
the soonest married, U because there is more ned
of their getting iplio.d.
Tis hfily hour. Cnght clouds have eat their
glory for a while on earth.but have vanished like
tbe gentle dew before the rising sun. And yet
their lov!inc?s was like the things e'.".v,too pure,
too soft, too beautiful to fade. They have seemed
sometimes to float around our earth in all their
lovlinrss, until they came so rear its, 2i ti ficl
the withering touch wh'rh in his brought; and
fading by dees, at last they sink to be among
our streams of jny that lie for bsrk in time's un
OLU SERIES VOL, TWELVE,
VOL.3, NUMBER 19.
The World la a lYul-Sliell.
Snapptr- Up of Unconsidered Thing,"
W-Ob.e, vance of the Sabbath, The Sheriffs
h t, .1 the b.bbyth is well hemmed. It will U
-e ouldurjnga1(hewet;k( n-
;t tof,be prisoners.
Mtheircnme. onginated in Sabbath breaking!
JLSTtiy I" P"Ul Tho "'"'"ter of public
"o.ksol P.n.h,,,-,, ,,,cifi2e P
- work on the Sabbath, and has prohibaed
boron the public work, on tnat day Th r I U
papers .re well pleased with the effort
09-The Locust. ofEpypt, There ere over 3
th sand p,,,,M in Germany, gIeul and "jj.
hor.ee. 'e.nuallyrronit, ,e
hundred rn !;. r 1 . . er lww
work ivh. T '! Wl"lB labot-T
Zy Z " for a,,-
cniy-two cents pel v,eek.
b-eT.ri'f C,'me", "W M"daD'e Gill.
h .oltheclecf f..rKi ..g a nu.e in April lt,
orJuTV Cmpa"y ' Thc s"!;' in trade
I J., profit- r. ofte,, jfa ,
A pint ol rum worths cents, i3, old lur S? 73.
0 Victim, in Mexico, The Mexican minister
umber of Mexican women and childr n ,
dun . to be upward of si, hundred. It is lho
Pnct.ee of the .ges to murder the m ni
hold the women as captive,. '
CO Remarkable Coincidence and Longevity .
Mr, Sara P,llet, died in Princes, Am,e cou'nry
Md on Wednesday . she wa, born on th.
4 t of July . m a,ld dieJ on(he 4(h
lS49havif,e numbered prtccsely 103 yeurs.
O Prolific Yield. On Capf. Brooks' farm. Ms
ry and, three .in, le iiraii., ofwheat prd..ced .
fallow.: one grain ofWYork i;ad wh,
Krams; rwu rLini Pm..,Wwlf. fclue s5,fn
pectively 1326 and ll32fr,in.
CO Tragedy in Hobnken, A man named John
Dunne, of linker,, killed his wife last week -tie
had good reasons for doubtinj her fidelitv, and
in Instate at hi, discoveries, killed her with a
CO Death of Charles Albert, The ex-king of
barduna died almost immedia'cly on Lis arrival i,,
PortUKal. June Oth. of indisposition, which,
though regarded as .light at first, terminated sud.
denly in death.
CO Punch says there is no man, however high,
but who is jealous of some ime; and there is no
man, however low, hut who ha, soma one wh 1.
jealous of him! Punch in his fun, sometime
speaits grave tiutlis.
&OLueky Fellow. Charlr. W. FW r,v.i;.,.
er of the National Whig at Washington, has been
appointed Consul to Cowg. Ifu WM formerly
foreman in the office of the American Sentinel,
CO The Peace Convention, Hon. Joshua R.
Giddings, at a peace convention heM t pa;....
ville, Ohio, was appointed a delegate to the peace
convention to be held in Pari, i September next.
He is gointr.
The Ilvmaopathie Phywiant ot N'ew.York,
report separately their cases of cholera to the'
Board of Health. They claim great success in
their practice. Out of D3 decidiM PIC tl.l.tt KM
llirjr U3i Olliy I J,
Singular Faet.-h is announced as a singer
fact, in a dispatch ft. m St. Louis, that the mor
tality among middle aged married ladies is grea
lerthan in any other portion of the community
Jtwf like Tm.-The down-yasters hvir?
their market for lobsters spoiled by ll.e cholera,
are packing them in ice, and thirpirg them ta
Barbadoes, where they lave quick sales and good
Safety tif Raifroadi. More than 1 7,000,010
passengers passed over the railroads in Miwajhu
setts during the past thrre year,. Only fifty six
persons were killed, and sixty.fivo were inju
red. Colt's Pistols. One hundred men are employ
ed in making these instruments at Hartford
They turnout one hnm'ipd and twenty a week,
and the demand is almost as many for each day.
fJO The Mexican Congress havo'psred a bill
an'hnrizing the consiruetion of s railroad ftora
Vera Crurto the city of Mexico.
CO The Kussian Fortress of Jotepa, being a
large military depot on the Black Sea. has been
stormed by a crop, of 12,01.0 Circassians and 1,200
Russirus were put to the sword.
Tracts At the recent fiftieth anniverfary of
the London Tract Society, it wa staled that it
had issued five hundred million of pub i-atitn,
in one hundred and ten different languages.
Green Cum has made iti appearance in the
Cincinnati market, but few green enough to pur.
chase W.Maj. Freat.