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LEVI. Li TATE, Editor.
VOL. 14.--NO. 20.
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l)otcc Jpoctru.
When nge has cut it shadow
O'er life'! declining w ay,
And the evening twilight gather!
Jlound our departing da)'.
Then, ulule we sit and ponder
On tliii deep and shadowy past.
Wilhln tbe heart's still chamber!
(v , 't 'VUs gurils will gather fast.
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. The frlcadi in youth wo cherished
I Shall rurue tuui .Mice more,
Again tu huld communion
t Aa in days nf yore.
They may be stern and somber ;
They may tie bright and fair ;
But the heart wi'l liateits chamber! i
The guesti will gallnr there.
Haw shall it be, my sirtirs t
Who, then, shaft be our guests t
lluw shall it be. my brother!,
a Whtu the shadow on us rests I
Shall we not, amid the silence,
Wn au'euts soft ami low,
Then hear familiar vmeea,
AndwurJs of loiighgof
. Bhall.vrc not see dear'farra,
Sw est smiling aa.fold,
ill the mists of that dearehembcr
J Are .ousel's rloud! Y.f gold.
',.VvTien age li.ia castas shadow.
m. O'er life's declining wny,
' Ab1 ilie ci cuing twilight gather!
;ttnuinl eur departing day I
A little fair-hairud child laid iU pale
clictk against a pillow of straw.
It kad toiled up three pairs of narrow
dark stairs to gain its miserable garret, for
it was-a little "bound child,' that had
neither father nor mother ; fo no i-oft bed
-awaited, its tired limbs, but a miserable
pallet with one coverlet.
It had neither lamp nor caudle to light
en the room, if such it iiiicht be called ;
tdll that was not so bad, for the beautiful gave mo this tall, beautiful body, which j wondered ;" made melody with their
rouud moon smiled in upon the poor bound shall never feel corruption. And this was . hearts'' and sent forth no books but liv
loy, and almost kissed his forehead, as tho reason, dear little orphan, because 1 1 iug volumes, that honored their authors
his sad eyes closed dreamiugly.
Rut after awhile, as ho lav there, what
a wondrous change came over tho place,
A great light shono down, the huge black
ratters turned to polid gold, and thuso
seemed all studdfd with tiny, precious,
sparkling stones. Tho brokiii floor, too,
was cuerustt'd with bhining crystals, and
tho child raised hinirclf upon his elbow,
and gazed with a half- foariii", half dc-
lightcd look upon the glorious spectacle
Ouo spot on the wall seemed too bright
for bis vision to endure, but presently, as peaily, the old floor studded with bril
If oniereing from it, camo a soft, white hatieo, and the same soft mysterious si-'ht
figure, that sdood by tho poor bound boy's
Tho child shut his eyes ; ho was a littlo,
only a little,, frightened, and his heartbeat
quickly, but he found breath to murmur
' Tell me who aro you?"
" Look up, be not afraid," said a sweet
voico that sounded like the harps of Heav-
tn; "look up, darling I am your brother
Willio, Bent down from tho angels to speak
with you; and tell yu to bear all your
sorrow patiently, for you will Eoon be with
" What, you are my brother Willie !
Oh, no. no, that cannot be. My brother
"Willio was very pale, and his clothes wore
patched aud torn ; and thcro was a hump
on Jtis back, and ho used to go into tho
muddy streets aud pick up bits of woo'd
and chips. But your face is quite too
Landsomo, and your clothes prettier than
I ever saw bsforc ; .and there is no ugly
hump on your back. Besides, my brother
Willi is dead, long ago."
" I am your brother Willie, your im
mortal brother ; my body with tho ugly
hump is dead and turned to ashos ; but
just as that died I went up to the great
heavens, aud saw lights that I cannot tell
you about now, they were so very, very
beautiful. But God, who is your Father
and tho holy one of Eternity, gavo 1110
tljese bright garments that ncvor get soiled,
and I'waa so happy that I expect my face
was changed very much, aud I grew tall
and straight ; so it is no wouder you do
not knowuie,"
And now the little bound ihild'e tears
be"n to full.
" Oil !" lio exclaimed, "If I, too, could
go to heaven 1''
" You can go," replied the angel, with
n emilo of ineffable sweetness; "you have
learned to read I"
" Yes, a little."
" Well to-morrow get your Uiblo, and
find very reverently for it is God's most
holy book these words of the Lord Jesus i
" Hut I eay unto you, lovo your enemies ;
blcs3 them that curse you, do good to them
that hate you, aud pray for them that de
spitefully use and persecute you." '
" Do nil these, and you shall bo the
child of your Father which is above."
" Even if they beat me I" murmured the
little bound boy with a quivering lip.
A ray of hope flashed across the angel's :
face as ho replied, "the more you forgive, around there was no light, solemn still
the nearer you will be to heaven." ness reigned ; the radiance, the rafters of
Iu another moment the vision wasgouo, gold, the silver beams, the music, the an
but still the room was all blazing with uti-' gels, all were gone. And then ho know
earthly radiaucc,
An thu little boy fell back upon the pil
low his wan face reflected tho angel's
smile, and he thought, "I will iorgivc
thorn, even though they should beat me."
Suddenly a more musical voice than tho
former fell upon his ear. This time ho
was not afraid, but sitting up in his miser
able couch, he saw a ligure that seemed to
lift itself to thu wall j a ray of intense
brightness outlined all its form ; its eyes
blazed, yet there was a mild beauty in
them every time they looked into his own
Little one, I am yotir father" said 1
the form, in melting accents.
" 1 don't think you can be my father,"
whimpered the boy timidly. " My father
Used to look very old indeed ; and he got
hurt and wore a crutch, theie were wrink
les on his face, and all owr hii forehead,
and his hair was short and white; not long
like yours. Aud my father used to stoop
over, and wear u little black apron, and
put patches on shoe in h little dark room."
" And what else:"
" lie usod to pray and ting very sweet-
j ly, but I never hear any praying and sing
ing now," sobbed the child.
" Don't cry, dear lit tic boy but listen to
me. 1 am your father, ymr immortal
father ; that poor, lame body is gone now,
mingled with the dust in the grave yard.
As soon as the breath left that deformed
body, I was with tho shining angels, hosts'
and hosts of them boro me up to heaven ;
and the King of that glorious place clothed
mo in these lobes, white and stainless, and I
loved Ilin., and my chief delight was in
praying to Him and talking about Him,'
and altho I was very poor, I triad to be
honeat, aud many limes went hungry rath-
w tlinu do wrong.'' j
" And you, you never forget to say your
little prayers that I taught you if you 1
will keep God's holy commandments, and
trust in him always, you shall soon be with '
mc in my sweet heavenly home."
Once more tho child was left alone, but!
sti.l tho rafters were coldcn, the walls
over all. A straiu of holy musio fell faint-1
ly upon bis enraptured senses; it grow !
louder and came near to the head of his'
littlo bed. And then a voice oh, far
sweeter than cither of the others, sang ;
" My child, my littlo earth child, look
upon me, I am thy mother."
Iu a moment what emotions swelled tho
bosom of tho lonely boy. Ho thought of
! her cherished tenderness to him long years
1 ago, of her soft arms round his nock, her !
gentle lips pressing his forehead then
j came up the cruelties of strangers, who,
after she had been put away iu tho deep
' ground, treated him harshly.
He turned towards her; oh, what a
' glorious being ; her eyes wero like stars,
her hair like the most precious gold ; but
, there was that iu her face that uono other
1 might so truly know.
I Ho had doubted if tho first was his
J brother, if tho second was his father, but
not onco did ho doubt this beautiful being
was his own do ir mother.
A littlo while ho kept down his strong
feeling ; but tho thought of tho past aud
the present overpowered him.
" O, mother, mother, mother," ho cried,
stretching forth his hands, "let 1110 come
to you, let mo oiuio; there is nobody in
this world liko you ; no ono kisses me
now, no one loves mo ; oh, mother, mother
I let mo como," uud tho hot tears rained
down his checks
" My orphau child," i-ho said, in low
tones that thrilled him to the heart, "you
cannot come to me now, but listen to mo.
I am very often near you whon you know
it not Every day I am by your side ; and
when you como to this lonely room to
weep, my wings oucirclo you. I behold
you suffer, hut I know that God will not
givo you more sorrow than you can hear.
When you resist the evil, I whisper calm
and tender thought unto your soul ; hut
when you givo way to anger, when you
cherish a spirit of revenge, you displease
the great and holy God.
" Bo good, bo happy even amidst your
trials ; and, if that is a consolation, know
that thy immortal mother often communes
with thy soul. And further, thou shalt
soon be with me.1'
" Oh t mother, mother, mother," mur-
! mured the hoy, sprincinc from his bed.
and striving to lean towards her. The
keen air chilled him ; ho lookid eagerly
he bad been dreaming ; but oh 1 what a
dream how strengthening, how cheering ;
never, never would hu forjet it.
Tho next morning, when he went down
to his scant breakfast, there was such a
beautiful tcrcnety upon his face, such a
sweet gladness in his eyes, that all who
looked upon him foreborc to taunt or chide
Ho told his dream, and the hearts that
listened were softoned j and tho mother
who held her own babe was so choked with
her tears that she could not cat ; and the
fatllcr sM inwardly that henceforth he
would be kind to the poor little orphan
bound boy, and so ho was. The child
found his way into their affections j ho was
so meek, so powerful, and at the end of a
twelvemonth, when tho angels did, in very
deed, take him to heaven, the whole family
wept around tho littlo coffin as if he were
one of their own. l!ut they all felt that
lie was in the bright heavens with his broth
er, his father, aud his dear angul mother.
Old fashion mothers have nearly all
passed away with the blue cheek and home
spun wolleu of a simpler hut purer time.
Ik-re and there aru remains, truly accom
plished in heart and life, for the sphere of
Old-fashinoncd mothers God bless
them ! who followed m with heart and
prayer over the world lived in our lives
and sorrowed in our grief; who knew
ro about patching than poetry ; spoke
no dialect but love never preached nor
and bles-icd the world.
J ho old homestead ! We wish we could
paiut it for you as it U no, we dare not
say it is as it was; that wo should go
together from room to room sit by tho
hearth, round which that circle of light
and lovo once swept, and there linger till
all those simpler, purer times returned,
and wo should grow young again,
And how can we leave that spot with-
reiiicmbring ouo form that occupied,
in days gone liy, " tuo old armchair,"
that old fashion mother ono in all tho
world the law of whose life was love ;
one who was tho divinity ot our infancy,
and the sacred presence in tho shrine of
our first earthly idolatry; ouo who.-o
heart is far below tho frost that gathers
so thickly 011 her brow; one to whom wo
never grow old, but in ths " ploomed
'roop,"or tho grave council, arc children
still ; ono who welcomed us coming, bless
ed us going, aud never forgets u nev
er !
And when in some elo-'ct, some drawer,
some corner, she finds a garmeut or a toy
that onco was yours, how does she weep,
as she thinks you may bo suffering or
sad. And when Spring
" leaves her robes on the treei,"
docs she not remember your tree and wish
you wero there to see its gloryj!
RllRPK- rvimirip tvn f1r.v TUn rn
spou.0 of Henry Clay to tho" speech Qf
Mr. Breckinridge, delivered at Lexington,
is often spoken of. Tho New Orleans
Delta gives it as follows :
"Major Breckinridge, I congratulate
you. You aro worthy to rcprcseut tho
pcoplo of this district, whoso esteem and
favor have been the chief objects of my
ambition, and laborious life ;" and then
dropping his voico to tho milder tone of ,
affection, ho added : "Mv dear John. I
ho true to your name. Never forget you
Ifn,.l.-!r... n..,l llrnl.inri,!,,.. nn.l
the highest honors of the Republic, or
what is more valuable, tho consciousncs
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of having served well your country, will
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bo ycur glorious reward."
This was the noble response of a noliti-
cal opponent, whoso famo as an crator and
a statesman the world has not vet eccu
The tardinrs with which mankind a
dopt improvements may be in some degree
illustrated by tho following facts, hastily
thrown together :
Canal locks were invented in 1591, by
engineers of Viterbo, in Italy. They
were nearly a hundred years getting fair
ly into use in France and about one hun
dred aud fifty in crossing the British Chan
At this time it was made felony in sev
eral European stated, to ride in wheel
Tho btcam engine was mvonted, or,
rather, the principles of it discovered, by
the ManpiU of Worcester as early us
1000. Few understood and none encour
aged it. He died in great mortification.
The honor was afterwards cugrosscd by
In 170S the Earl of Stanhope applied
the steam-engine to propelling a vessel.
A steamboat was run twenty miles on the
Saukey Canal, Liverpool, in 1707, and
another on the Forth Clyde Canal, in
1801. A steamboat trip was made on the
Delaware as early as 1701.
In 1607, when Robert Fulton was fit
ting up his first steamboat at New York,
rcspeetablo and gray-hcaded men pronoun
ced him a fool for his pains."
Oliver Evans went before committees of
Legislatures, first in Pennsylvania, and
then in Maryland, with
a project of a
as 1801. Ho
steam-carriage, as early
akon a little aid to defray the expense.
They could hardly be prevented from ro
porting iu favor, not of steam-engines for
carriages, but of a straight jacket for him
self. Now almost all nations, have had
the sagacity and ingenuity to seize aud
utilize the precious idea.
ucnj A cter tlio Ureat, in 1700 or
thereabouts commenced a canal between
the Wolga and the Don, the Governors
and Royards of tho country opposed it
earnestly thinking it impiety to turn riv
crs out of channels whicli Heaven had
assigned them.
When some Dutchmen proposed to mako
tho river Manzanares uavigablo to the
Tagus aud that to Lisbon, the Council
said if it had been tho will of God that
the liver should bo navigable, he would
have made them so.
When llriuley, the great engineer told
a committee of Parliament, to whom
Bridgewater's petition was referred, that
canals were better than rivers and would
supcrsode them for tho purpose of naviga
tion, tho committee were shocked, and
asked him, " And pray, sir, what were
rivers nude for V " To feed the canals,"
was the answer.
Dr. Franklin surveyed tho rout of tho
Delaware and Chesapeako Canal at his
own expense in 1757.
Baron Napier purveyed the route tho
Forth and Clyde Canal at his own ex
pense 1701.
Both of theso works were subsequently
accomplished but after great delay.
Dr. Zabdiel Boyalston introduced in
oeulation for tho small-box into Boston,
in 1721, and tried at first on his son
1 1 homas, and other members of tho family
but such was tho foreo of prejudice and
! unbelief that the other physicians gave a
, unanimous oninion nsninst it ; tho muni
' cipal government prohibited its practice,
and the populace would have torn him to
dceics if ho had not retired from the city.
X uiiDEti ami Suicide. Richard Mad
den, of Springfield township this couuty,
killed his wife, on Friday evening hist, by
striking her several blows on tho head
with a piece of tho head of a hogshcod ;
after which ho draped her under tho
porch of the house, A small son was thu
'only human witness of the terrible deed
and ho said,1 Pojxi you ItavekiMal mother,'
to which tho father replied ' knoio Ihnve.'
He then left the house, and search being
made, tor him tuo next morning ho was
found in a corn field near by, having hung
himself with a bridle. An inquest was
held over both tho dead bodies on Friday
uight aud Satuaday, and on Sunday they
were both buried Mrs. Madden in tho
Baptist gravo yard ; and tho murderer
under the trco upon which ho had hung
himself. No cause can be assigned for
this tcrriblo occurrence, unless wo attrih-
ju it to Hisaiuty,
It is said that Madden
"""gu IV well ..King,
, 1're.p.cntly exhibited symptoms of in .
! samt' ' od it u prob.Uo that a fit ofde.
rangcuicnt haviui; suddenly seized him, he
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unconsciously committed this horrid uceti.
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1 Madden was respectably connected, and
Madden was a daughter of Mr. Locke
'- 1!'ack Log Valley. They leave n'tfie
children, Uunttngdw Union
Ono night as my friend P. and myself
who were both students at old Yale, were
out taking a little run around the city, we
found ourselves, at rather a lata hour of
tho night, before tho door of a well known
grocer by tho name of Snip.
"Stop a moment," said P., turning and
gazing at Snip's fancy sign that was
swinging to and fro in the breeze,
"What's up 1" I asked, after P. had
eyed it for some time contemplatively.
"Nothing in particular, Rob," said ha,
''but just give mo a littlo hoist here, and
I'll fetch that picture down in double
quick time. That Snip is a .eoundrel for
he presented my bill this morning, and i
wli.iTi T rnfncpil tn tihv it. he thrtifitenetl to
inform the tutor. '
No sooner asked than received ; the
sign was down,and wo were off in triumph
Suddenly a window opened, and out pop
ped the head of Snip, crying :
"Bring that back, you infornal young
villains 1 Bring that back, now mind I
tell ycr."
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IV anew ,d VAtiiPTinf! Imf a tftftr-t-
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men of very tall walking took place. We
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were soon in our room with the door lock-
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cd, and the glittering pnzo before us, for
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we had hung on to it like crim death, liy
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hand, it was soon reduced to pieces re
markably adapted to our stove, into which
it was disappearing as fast as time would
permit. Ere it had passed from sight, wo
were suddenly startled by tho cautious
tread of two persons apparently nearing
our door. The steps of one we rocog
nized a3 being thoso of tho tutor, and the
other wo very rightly conjectured belonged
to thu late proprietor of tho relics around
Here was a fix for us. Enough of tho
sign left to convict us, aud no placo in
which to conceal it
Rap, rap, rap, was sounded at the door
I gave myself up to fate, and was about
to go and unlocked it, when I was arrest
ed by the voico of 1, exclaiming in the
most solemn tones imaginable ;
"From everlasting to everlasting art
Thou, Oh, Lord of Hosts."
Turning round in astonishment, I be
held my friend on his knees engaged iu
The outsiders wore evidently astonished
aa no further attack on tho door took place.
Snin's confidence as the precise individual
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tuo meaninuo i. iook me mm auu weui iu
piling in the sign with a vengeance. P.
snutl uub tits lracr tut iuu itisi, uicuu n o,o
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reduced to ashes, and raisui" his voice to
a high key, he finished off with the quota
tion :
.Vnd oh, have mercy upon this wicked
aud adulterous generation, who go about
seeking for a siax, butshail have no sia.v
given them. A-m-e-n."
This last renewed the suspicious of the
outsiders, and they repeated the knocking.
Wo opened the door ; they entered, and
after a minuto search in every corner,thcy
gave it up, and decided that we wero not
the guilty ones. Still I noticed, as our
victim disappeared, his last gaze turned
most wistfully on our stove.
The tuack or the Meteor. The
track of the great meteor of the liOth of
July is being gradually traced out. De
troit, Michigan, was the farthest point
West at which it was first noticed, accor
ding to tho Caiubridgo astronomers. It,
however, appeared still farther West, as
wo learn from a correspondent of tho Al
bany Journal of the i!d inst. writing from
Sycamore, DeKalb county, Illinoiso who
describes it as "a Bhootiug star, crossing
about one-half of tho southern sky, from
west to cast, moviug slowly, and leawng
lcainc a
large track, liko a comet." Sycamore is
within a hundred miles of tho Mississippi
river, aud no uoiiui iuriucr iniormauon
from the West will provo that this fircry
traveler in the firmament first struck the
earth's orbit on or near the Pacific ocean.
Its flight, says tho Journal of Commerce,
has already been traced 300 miles cast
ward on tho Atlantic Ocean, and ships yet
to come in will probably give us furthur
accounts of its course. Wo seo no reason
to doubt tho truth of the theory published
in this Journal on tho U3d, that this moto
or was a fragment of a broken planet, or
nn accumulation of ucbuloiw matter circu
lating nrouud tho sun and ignited by the
friction of our atmosphere. Judged by
the above facts, and al30 by the opinion ot
astronomers, that tho leat diameter of tho
meteor was not less than hulf a mile, there
is reason to believe that its velocity was
not overcomo by tho gravitation of the
earth, and that it is still pursuing its eourso
around the suu in an orbit whose plane is
coincident with tho planes of motion of the
other bodies iu tho solar pyitom.
HOOD. How true is this, which we find afloat.
"The child s eyes aro enchanted, but ho
docs not know it, and believes in all hor
sees. Ha docs not doubt the shimmer and
the glory of tho scenes that lie before him
To him the future is no sandy desert strcw
cd with dead men's bones ; it U a wide
upread savanna fruitful as the tropics, and
delightful as Elysian plains. He gates
down tho vista of life, and every phan
tasm seems to his ardent sight as n
real and pleasant thing. There h not n
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All the
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h.vomlis eiswi Hint, nnnnsp In 1
prysmatic views that appear to flash across
his forward path ho thinks aro really
lighting it, and that ho shall bo touched
aud beautified by their radience when once
he is there. Bright aud fair is tho appa
rent prospect before him ; no wonder that
the child is in haste to get on. Thcro is
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tcieijiuiue to iuiu iiim- u uuuuuit uitiiby
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sweet gardens, flowing fountains, noble,
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nouie lorms, smiuiiK laces, auu uecKonin-
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line hand'), lie sees the waving of palms
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and the glittering of jewels ; he hoars the
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i voice of trumpet aud of harp; oh I all is
before him ; on, on. on. And on he rush
I cs breathlessly to the end of childhood,
through youth, and often into manhood,
before he becomes fully aware that the
thape complexion and mein of his phan
toms have all been rapidly changing, and
that what he took for true worth and beau
ty, is, in reality, no better than a rare
show or mirage of the desert. At last,
grown keen eyed by hard lessons, he
pierces through tho cheat, and sees the
hare and barren seed of life. For him
there is afterwards no more enchantment.
Ittakc3 a heroine to be rconomieal,;aye
Miss Muloch. "For, will not another run
in debt for a bonnet than wear her old one
a year behind the muilt ? give a ball, and
stint the family dinner for a month alter!
take a large house, and furnish handsome
reception rooms, while her household hud
dle together anyhow in untidy attic bed
chambers, and her servants swelter on
BhakfidowiiSjbeside tho kitchen fire ? She
prefers this a hundred times to stating
plainly, by word or manner : My income
is so much a year
isso much a year I don't care who knows
it it will not allow me to
live beyond a
iti-irtntn vrtrt k ri.1 Hint l-nnti rrrrf o Vil f
my nuJ ... . thm..
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! 'ore excuse my preferring the comfort of
my family to the entertainment of m j ac
quaiiitanees. And, Society, if you choose
to look in upon us, you must just take us
! we 3rc wit,l0ut ani' pretences of any-
Kind ; or you may shut the door
good bye !"
" MoTHKR." 0, word of undying
beauty 1 Thine echoes sound along the
walls of time until they crumble at tho
brcatb of tho Eternal. In all the world !
there is not a habitable spot wheru the
iiiumc of that holiest word is not sounded,
Ay, by at golden flower of the river, by j
the crystal margiu of tho rock, under the
leaf of shade of .he forest tree, and in the 1
hut built of bamboo cane, in the mud and
thatched cottage, by the peaks of the
kissing mountains, iu the wido spread
valley, on the blue ocean in the change-1
less desert where tho angel came down to.
give the parched lips tho sweet waters I
of tho wilderness ; under the white tent of i
the Arab and m the dark covered wigwam
of the Indian hunter ; wherever the pul-
ses of tho human heart quick and warm,
' or float feebly along tho current of fail -
mg life thcro is that sweet word spoken
liko a universal prayer " Mother."
A Thought. When there is a thought
in my heart, aud I wish it to be in thine
also, I seek a sound, as it were, for a vo-
hide by which it may pass to thee. I take ,
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ti souuu anu, ro, pub uic .nougn
luvu iv. .lima x inter, auu uruuuiu, aim
teach that thought, yet lose it not. If my
thought can go forth to theo and still re
main with me, cannot tlvo Word of God do
the same thing by means of the flesh which
he took on him ? Behold tho Word of
God, God with God, tho Wisdom of God,
remaining unceasingly with the Father,
that ho might proceed to us, sought the
flesh, as it were a sound, and introduced
himself into it. By this expedient ho both
proceeded to us aud did not recede from
tlvo Father. A vgustine.
ft5y A Poet says : "Oh, sho was fair,
but sorrow came and left his traocs there
What becanns of thu rat of thu harncs bo
don't state
Th dove, lt lo"eein eastern !ktc,
Returning fondly home,
Ns'er stoops lot-art tur wing, nor rliei
Where idl warblers roam.
Hut high she shoots, through air and light,
Abnte all low delay;
U'herc nothing earthly bourida her flight,
Nor aliadow dims her way.
80 grant me, I.nrd. from evtry ilaln
Ofiiifut passion free.
Aloft on merry's pinions borne,
Tu ateer hi) course to time.
No sin tn dond. no lure to stay
My soul, nahome she springs;
Thy sunshine nn lierjojful way,,
Thy freedom on her wings.
Last Sunday afternoon, as Dr. Tefft
was opening his sermon in Noroiubcga
Hall, a small bird, a swallow or a martin
began to soar and flutter among tho niches
and frescoes of that noble room,and seem
ed to take too much attention of the largo
audience there assembled. Tho speaker
paused a moment, and looking first at tho
bird, Ihcn nt the congregation, said tlftt
he hoped his hearers would cot allow
themselves to bo disturbed, for he was not
himself disturbed, by tlu twittering of
their little visitor. Ho received tho visit,
indeed, as a friendly omen, for ho remem
bered what the bard of Avon had put into
the mouth of Bauquo :
"This guest of summer
TtietemDld.hauntitiiiiifmlet, does upprove,
liy his loved mansioiir), that the licawh'a breath
suo-lls wooingly Iwro."
And he also rcnicmbcrcd,with still grea
ter interest, what the Bard of Israel had
uttered upon the same subject :
"How amiable rrc thy taScrnacles,
O Lord or Hosts,
My soul longuh, yea, tun faint, th, ftr the courts ti tb.
My heart and my fjestirrletb nut fur the living Uod ;
Yea tile sparrow hath fofmd a house.
And tin swallow anestforh rsdf.
Wlure she may lay her young,"
Ho hoped that the religion of universal
love would so prevail among his people,
that ' the heaven's breath" would "smell
wooingly there;" and that tho placo they
occupied would, by lhis means, become a
spot o soft and snnny, that thu most de
fenseless human inhabitants of earth might
dwell there with quietness, security, and
The little messenger hovered over tho
congregation while his visit was being thus
disposed of, and then escaped into tho
open world, to relate to his comrades, wj
will fancy, what he had beheld and listen
ed to in that place of prayer. H'Aijf ami
A young man left London for tho pur
pose of " enjoying bimelf." His object
was not tho gratification of a laudable
curiosity, but pleaure.
He reached IJomo in time for the car
nival ; his purpose was to enter into all its
gaieties. He obtained an introduction to
a lady of fashion, who sent him a card of
invitation to a splendid masquerade ball.
It was on Sabbath oveniu; that he joined
1 tho masks, and continued with them in
tho uaiiec till morning,
On Monday hu returned to his lodging
in a paroxysm of delirium. On Tuesday
an acquaintance found him in that state,
He called a physician, who pronounced
tho life of his patient to bo in iumicdiatu
danger. His friend, anxious about his
spiritual state, sent for a minister. Ho
came, but could do the sufferer 110 good,
His reason had departed. No words of
truth could reach hiin,
On Saturday he was laid in the grave
Saturday, the week preceding, his mind
was wholly occupied with thu anticipated
pleasures of the ball. A part of God
holy day was spent 111 the excitement of tho
! daucc. During tho remainder of his stay
on earth he was delirious.
Tbui ended
his pursuit of pleasure.
Have faith iu God. Faith will be stag
gered even by loose stones in the way, if
wo look mauward ; if we look Godward.
faith mt bo staggeml hy iuacccs8ab,8
mouutaina stretching across and obstruct
apparently onr onward progress, "Go
forward," is the voiee from heaven ; and
faith obeying, finds the mountains beforo
it as fiat as plains. '-God with us," is tho
watchword of our warfare, the seerct of
pur strength, the security of our triumph.
"If thou canst believe, all things arc poss
ible to him that believcth." How strong
faith is when we are jut fresh from tho
fountain of redeeming lovo ! A good con
science, and then faith will do all things,
for it is in its very nature such as to kt
God work all. Wo may say that it is tho
most activo when it is moot paesive, and
that it wearies least when it deco most
i vorL.