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Thiid. O. . U'okdkx, PublMier.
(KrWe dejiended upon a gentleman
present to furnish us some account ol the
cloving exercise of the University pupils
on Wednesday las', h:cb we cxjiect yet
!o receive. '1 he al'cudiocc; was litrj.e,
0:td a pleasing iirerest iimih V:i-..
The exrrci&s iii Di-clniiiiriiii were par
ticipated hi by the following oaim d mem
furs of (he fir-t three l isses M.-.-nsis.
I". wter, I'. Line, Tustin, L'un, C.is'le.
Wnitoii, J T. Ltii, Whi'e. ul J. K I
Tiijnil. As fu Ms compari-'iii!,' wi?h
firmer tlFiirts could be made, they spoke
o! divided improvements. I
it-in j i-iuiop oi trees, aiiu w ueu (tie cuurcii
have obtained the to iul joined . , . ., , , , ,
goinj; bcf." echoes through those dales.they
nm. I as f.iir Kv:lIH'lls of lue oriifinal . . r,, 0 .'
' b . swarm as by maytc, with life. 1 he Swiss
productions o( the day. I . , e . , .
1 J were accordi'njlv of the first to hill the
THIS SWISS. 'using star of the Reformation. Zjingli
M ich has been wntleii an I .unj of the! tnd ,Ci,,vin s,anJ forlh lheir representa
Stwiis, nd t..u.:h nnv y t b written and ! "VHS ,hi 8ri,"J JraM- Zuin' oB
aung. i hou! ever ex',ai.tiiU ha subject t'i li!e ulmn ,he ",ar of " nd
Fioli. the days of Jal.us Ca:nr down to'l,is ""'""') Cav'" -"d Church and
the prev nt time, the hnns'es have be n ! ?""P' n,,d' ,h"uyh "lo,n xil,,e in
eteri.allv ,uuS upon the liberty of ,ht. j chancier, his services f,r the good of
IK-i-s. mid their own glorious f,nd. Sir
fits Irtfii the tbeme of the orator ; the
lay ol tin- poet ; the histoiiin has caught
t-iilhusiasin Irorn her tsccnes ; and amid
her wild, wonderful tseenerv, the pain'er
hns found fit subjects for his CHiivnss.
T't.e Swiss kjsms, iiidi eit, a frul.arj
country ; one.
seives them
fr nr. the power
erUf others, at the I
fame time
precludes its own pimple from conquest.
To the beholder. Swi z rland r.reein.s a
.cenery unequaled bv any on .be globe.!
ji combine uwfulmsJauj'su'uli.i.i y.
nvur ami beauty, Antarctic snows ith
the ga, splendor of sunny I aly. Tnej
noy pinnacles, that pierce the blue can
ipy those horiid birth place of the gla
cier and the avalanche green fields,
rTiier still by the contrast w i h their fro
eu boundaiies Ihe lakis.wiih their stilly
s ilemnii the hainle1, perched like an
eagle's eyrie on some beetling crag are
the elements of Alpine scenery. Stand on
lofty Ulanc.and look, when morning breaks
roni her portal in the east, or when the
Vetting sua tinge the glancier with a ro
aentc hue -and the Alps are beautiful.
Tiiere they stand, silent monitors, pointing
up lo heaven, with their tops girt with na
ture's garlands ;he fleecy clouds where
living thing dwells no', and nought dis
turbs the monotony, but the distant roar ol
Hhe avalanche ; with their hides dotted by
flock and cottage, echoing to the lowing
iff the rattle and the sweet music of the
-Aljiiue fcurn ; there, in lhe gorge below,
ajtre t4e rooantic town and vineyards
the take, spwiliog in its purity the old
castles, those bulwarks of tyranny, that
have frowned rom their rocky sites for
centuries and there. Industry and Econ
omy dwell, and Happiness makes her
home. It was ttioaag such scenes as these,
that many of the world honored poets have
anight inspiration. Switzerland is indeed
their Mecca. Byr.m wrote Lis Manfred
there. Coleridge "lifted up his hymn in
t)ie vale of ClisOHini. And
' M here Alpine utimdi'S crnd
(iolJamiih sat hi ai down a peaWve hour u (end."
G'izi:ig upon such a couuJry as this, well
may the Switzer exclaim,
- I.auJ of the furel taJ the rock,
H nwuntaia reared al ift M nirk
Tike duroi'i career, the lighliuni'a ahork
My own Swim land (. ever !. -
Bdt ihe Sis are do less remarkable
than tlieir country. Sit at the feet ol
History' while she unrols tlie musty rec
ords of oiher days! un I what name stands
in bolder n lief ujMin her scroi! T When
tiie Roniau Cile penetrated beyond the
Alps, it. found there a brve. ind hard
peple, finsssed of libi-rty, and powerful
tnoub by rtkif rocky ba'tlemcnts to matn-
tun it. Such was their rim richer, ami, j character, distinguisliiii him-ell by oriu
wiih blight variution. such it lias been ever ! initing and prosecuting great t-nterprizes,
since. Their cradle o!' Libert v was rocked I and '"V stability and success in emeruen-
in Alpine storms, their strength and hurd
iness gotten by biiflwin;; the elements.
Tlii ir character is thil of stern retole.
j C,,a"e '" !'"-'m v;,s ,lie rsul1 "( trellec-
I ''". like I lie rocks around I hem, which
are as eternal and unchangeable as the
iniybty ocean.
The history of this people, is essentially
their own. Their ramparts of rocks are
the mighty burners htiinsi which the
waves of poll i. al commotion hove dashed
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a,n-- 1 ne storv of the republics ol
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Greece, is bat reiieaied um.jiifr inein. Uni-
ted, their banners flapped tr umphanily
over the field of the sl.nn ; divided, still
i hey were powerful. That their courage
and firmness should have become a matter
of barter, is much to be lamented ; but, few
nations there are whose names are not
clouded by worse deeds than this, for not
long ao, and the ling of our ovrn loved
loud drooped, red with the blood ol the
slain, from the dome of the Mexican Ciip
iiol. When, theu, any people have purged
their reputa'ion of p.Iricnl sins, they may
impeach that of Swiiz- rlmid.
The characteristics of llieSiss are very
prominent. They love the song and the
dunce rude festivity is their delight, as
i Inns a i' does n.t hcoune liccii'itius. Tliev
are. h. sides, emin. nlv n relitiinns neoi.lf.
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I .. .mi am, ., ill luni irtir
Itnd, ries the incense of devotion from a
tllouuiiJ iillars. A loulv snire ncens from
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"ie c"u"ry ""5 " vuible alter tl.e lapse
i of cen'uries,
Freedom ol th'iught also characterizes
this people. The pure mountain hrei-a,-s
they inha'e, and above all the awlul subli'
imly of the sights they gaz upon, are
conducive lo this. Upon the rocks of Uri i .
first da wn d the spirit of Liberty, anJ she
was nn bird of passage. Th.-re was the i
I iin:no:tal "oath of RuMi " sworn. Then
i cones the s'orv of Tell. Then, while
Ejr"Iw "r',un 1 ",c,n was as!,,pP in
"'tj'" da,k n'e- ,ri1 ,lle Slss ,,a;,,e
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lhaug::t ,n rchg.on. I nests,
inouKs, aii't tHsfinis were sent ueiin at ,
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the wall of the people. Ii was to no purpose !
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i.e. i ii.o inn. 1 1. .. ..icrii ins urtlCT3 lilt t
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uiuiiuers oi uiu j i n an were urowueu in
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:iie howl ot the lemjiest and the crash ol
ihe nvalanche. They bowed th knee to
(j.id, and to dun only.
Finally, the Swiss love their country.
Ttiough the poetry and the real life of iheir
land are very different, still their heart
strings are entwined about her. The
soldier, while he listens to the melodies of
his far-distant home, is melted in tears ; the
wanderer.when life's journey is nigh spent, ;
hastens back to breathe his latest si'nh
amid the wild scenes of his father-land ;
even the exile, torn from her by the "ruth
less grasp of power, exclaims,
0 Switzerland ! "my country ! 'tis to thee
1 atiike my barp io agony.'
Hut, though the fate of empires no longer
waits the arbitrament of Alpine shepherds,
the Swiss are a free and happy people.
True, the French Revolution, which con
vulsed the continent of European its length
and breadth, like a mighty earthquake,
brought the peop'e down upon the aristoc
racy, and Swiss fell side by side ; but the
muttering of that awful tempest have long
since died sway in the distance, and while
lhe storm moans its lullaby around their
lovely duelling, the Swiss may cry in rap
tore to the winds,
"Blow on ! blow on ! this ii the land of Liberty.
Decision is tn essential ingredient in
true greatness. On it dejiends success in
every sphere of action. Without it, man is
a mere slave to instability : he fancies that
all perplexities beset his pa'h alone ; that
he is placed in circumstances peculiarly
unfavorable, and in which no one else
could succeed. To-day he plans a jour
ney lor the morrow, but,' as he is about
starting, he perceives that clouds veil the
heavens; he then hesitates, unable to de
cide whether lo go or remain, until a late
hour relieves his mind hy deciding it for
hitr. it is now too late. The oppos:!e
cie.s, generally commands the esteem of
his fellow men. lie forms resolution-,
season-ibly, and cariies them into eflect.
He yields to no ordiniry circumstances.
Friends and relatives may disapprove his
pr.jeci, and endeavor lo dissuade hun from
im-essant toils and privations ; ihey msy
even become incensed at him ; hut he
consoles himself with the reflection, that
he is aspiring af'er that hich is ennobling
and which will finally elicit their highest
esteem. With a realizing sense of the
justice of his cause, misfortune d'ies not
abale his zeal, knowing that this is I he
common lot of man- In adversity or
prosperity, in honor or unmeri'ed dishonor,
in rcpu'atinn or undeserved reproach, he
adopts the sentiment of another, ' If in
the lottery of the world it lie my fortune
to draw a prize, I am not proud of my
success : il 1 draw nothing but b.uuks,
I a:n tint troubled wi ll my misfortune.'
Persons of decision may not be able, in
every trying circumstance, to form con
clusions immediately : hut those of on op
posite character, influenced by selfish mo
tives, can almost instantly determine upon
n course, and, at least as far as the way
is strewn with fl'iwer, ptirsue it but no
far' her. The former having made a res
olution, although his way is thick eel wiih
brambles.ii.oves onward and upward ; and
each step advanced, qualifies him to lake
the next, until ha arrives at the desired
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It is m evidence of a waut ol decision;
form in iividu.il, having taken a wroni; I
course, on ihe discovery of his mistake to
retrace his steps; but il is a striking proof
of his ability, in such instances, to relin
quish his purpose, and to undo if possible
what he hs done wrong. Hence it is,
that sound reasoning aids in forming de
cision. An individual may reole wrong
ly, and if, apprized ol his mis'ake, he sti'l
resists in the same course, he exhibits a
spirit of of)$ iini-y, and not of decision.
Knowledge al-o assists in forming a
resolution. A man uho'wou'd carry on
successfully an enterprise, must undtr.stund '
its na'ure at least, he must have sti.-h a 1
i-s completion may be acquired in the pros.
crution of it. D; cir.1 n is e-seute.l in all;
j the vicissitudes of life : to the general on'
the battle field, when tl.e banner of dea'h'
waves triumphantly, an I the weal of na !
lions is pending ; lo the statesman, iir
originating and adopting measures well!
ad .u(e 1 to meet K,e.,t eme.i.-ies nd '
lhe hera!J of lhc s;alljin, on ,be
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bahlemeiits of Anm either nt home or in
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foreign lunds, yp..n whose fidelity to his
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divine commission depends the preseut and (
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eternal well being of thousand
A 1'ecp Into Futurity.
bv lire ac.
" AH aboard !" shouted tlie conductor,
and with a w histle and a jerk w-e were
again on our way, and soon tiie trees and
meadows, brooks and hills, seemed wh z
ing by. and the dust and cinders flew
thick and fast. But amid lhe roaring and
jolting of the cars, steep like a minisle
ing angel, came io my relief, (iraduallv
ihe noi-e was hushe.l, and the speed at
which I rode inspired dreams of a lolly
1 was in a wide rotunda, from which
led two halls on either side. Many tall
Corinthian columns rose about me, hewn
Irom the whitest marble, and their gilded
capitals were lighted from a slained glass
dome. The ceilings were adorned with
carved works, images, and paintings, and
in short the master pieces of the Giecian
sculptors, and of modern artists, seemed to
adorn and decora'e the walls and niches.
Cut scarcely had I begun o gaz! upon the
beau'ies of the pile of splendor, when a
roar like that of many oceans burst upon
my ear, and I corn-In led I was in the 'em
pie of the gods at Mount OI mpus, uu'il a
mass of polished steel, and brass and silver,
rushed into one of the long h ills, and
passed out at the extremity of the other,
f, I lowed by a train of what I called some
thirty pagan temphs, iJI glipering with
carved wood and iron, gilded eagles, pii -nacles,
and spires. N't sooner than lhe
train had stopped, out stepped a Yankee
(I knew him by his voice.) and shouted
Hartford 1" at tlie windows of each ol
the cars. A throng of gents, ladies and
children poured from the opening doors
and Mood wiihin the rotunda. Being very
anxious to view lhe interior of the cars or
lemph s, and lo the motive power, I entered
one, and had hardly recovered from the
shock which the dazzling magnificetic re
flected, when the train, which had benj
set in motion again, stopped in a rotunda
of the same size and splendor with the first,
and the Yankee Ciptain cried "Spring
field !" I singgered lo a seat in utter un
conscii .iistiess, and as t endeavored lo lo
cale myselfon what apicared to be a pic
ture of New York city, I sank to my waist
in a delicious air sofa, which again restored
my senses. The towns and ci'ies, lakes
and moun'ains, once more shot in cuiifu
sion by, as lhe conductor hurridly tap
ped me on the shoulder and whispered
" ticket.'
" Where are you bound V said I
" Boston. He -there in twenty minutes.
Fare from Spi in e field, one dime from
New York ihree dimes.
1 handed him a shillini;.
"lis hind the time," said he ; ' no
such coin in circulaiion.' -
I had the iood luck to carry a gold dol
lar as a pocket piece, which I drew out,
and paid my fare. "Where am I, cap
tain ! ' said I involun'aril.
lie smiled, ami lushed from lhe car,
which had entered the third rotunda, and
shouted Worcester '."
"Mister, where am IP said I to the
nearest man.
He eyed ma with evident surprise a mo
ment, though bis eyes sparkled as he ask
ed, 'Keen asleep !"'
'Yes, sir. Got to New Haven yet T or
i this "
Tell me the year I" said he.
Its 1349 of course! are you crazy V
I replied.
He tapped me on the shoulder, and said,
"You've slept a hundred years it's!919!
Several have slept over. This is tho air
line railroad from New York to Boston
uir-lir.e that i, there are no curves.and but
three corners, which we turn in an instant,
by machinery. A III sorts t.T new improve
nv nl, now a-days. Why, man! it'.l lake
you all the rest of your lifn-iimn to look at
all the patented, labor-saving machinery
in New Kiij.luid. We do everything but
sleep and eat hy some new fang'ed inven
tion other! We"
"Good ! Ii must be o. Yankee nation !
what can ::ot Yankees and steam accom
plish V said I.
"Sleam ! Nonsense, man it's out of
date on railroids. This is Fuzuui's elec
tro magnetic patent, eight day, twelve fowt
driver, 800 hor-o power hattery, silver
plated, self propeller cost 825,000 this
thing which draws us now! This road
cost some twenty millions, and has paid
for iiself twice, and has not been completed
tVr-e years th-y use the patent siispen
si m bridge, Vulcan rail, which is laid on
a solid wall of stone, four leet deep. The
rails are some seven feet apart. We go
at the rate of live miles nnd three quarter?
per minute, nnd why, sir! you are be
hind the times, indeed. What'll you give
me to thoto lu Ihe leioathan, not eh:
phaiit " three weeks !"
" Anything in my possession. I'm a
great hand for new things. I'll see the
leviathaU? and ride! Hurrah! hur "
"Stop! here's Boston. Keep close to
me, and we'll get a seal in lhe first elevat
ed omnibus, for the Ocean Hotel best
house in the ci y. Come, we do thing
so quick we seldom carry baggage.'
I made fast to his coat tail, and my
Yankee guide rushed thr uh crowds, and
temples, and galleri s, till we found our
selves at last in the flying, elevated, elec
tric something omnibus, which was an
open car some twenty feet long, on a rail
road, elevated alwut thirty feet above the
street. A double track was laid all the
way, and we met several cars or omnibus
es, rushing down, propelled by little elec
tric engines. Below the street was thronged
with trucks, goods, merchants, and car
riers. On cither side, broad side walk.
were filled wiih people, and above, the
houses rose from eight to ten storeys, nil
constructed from iron, gilded and painted
in the most costly and beautiful manner.
At last, when we had come about ten
miles in five minutes, as fast up hill as
down, we arrived at what f should have
supposed to be Solomon Vtemple, restored ;
but no, it was the O.ean Hotel. Of our
en'ry into this place, the furniture, the car
ving, the gilding, the painting, we will not
speak. A'ter visiting a fashionable tailor's
shop, I sat down with my guide, iu my
room, to take a rest preparatory to seeing
the tlqthanl no! the leviathan, and to
rrmke the lour of the Stale.
What has happeaer1, Mr. Jonathan.
since 1949 T aaid I ike Yankee, who
was gaaing at the sea of roorsv He nearly
fainted at the question, and1 said he merely
rook) ment'rrm few of She fwtfV
5, 1849.
'General Taylor' said be, "was
President in 1849, wiiu't he T )cs, he
j was, and we've had any quantity since
Wt're a republic now, and the United
Stales extend from the Arctic Ocean to
Terra del Fuegn, nnd comprises, in short,
all America. England's a republic, and
a Yankee is their President. There was
but one kingdom in the world six fys
ago, but the transatlantic telegraph was
then out of order. We have n't heard for
most a week from t'o'her side, and here !
see that flying car up there, see it ! It's
going to San Francisco, the Isrel city
in America, or United Slates, all ihe same.
There, it's out or sihl ; but lh Great
Aerial Electric Navigation Company are
building a car that will beat that it's
manufacturing in that machine shop yon
der." said he as he pointed to a building
fourteen storeys and a half hg.
" There's generally," coniinoed he,
universal peace on earth, and the lust dis
patches from the moon said that the revolu
tion had been brought to a close, anJ that
bloodshed had ceased to slain thai para lise,
and while we sptak of it, there's a fellow
from the moon, who came down on a fly
ing car yesterday, but their air is so diffe
rent from ours he can't stay long :'' and
he poiuted to a most perfect li'tle man,
about three feet high. "But we'll go up
to lhe moon by tho next car and stroll
about a day or two, and look - (here 1
haf recourse to ihe camphor b tt'e) and
look about town. Yes, wo will hem,
there's some angles there some gals, and
they think everyhing of us Yankees.
Hurrah 1 there's the California, the last
steamer from Liverpool. She started day
before yesterday. She made ol iron, cutis
percha, and durus. Durus is a rmtal
recently discovercd in Greenland. and small
quantities are found in Patagonia i metal
which wont bend, break, or receive any im
pression, except when the greatest degree
of heat possible to be obtained, is applied to
i She -ran through an iceberg on her
last trip, hut did not stop, and you can't
break her lo pieces or sink hr, no, you
can't. She's six huudred feet Ioiik, and
twenty-five broad ; is covered with guita
p-rcha, m-ide transparent all over, and
runs under water half the lime, in storm.
There's the evening train of flying cars
for New Orleans pretty good load ; the
electric train carries more though this
wea her. More competition on this route
than any other in A merica, except the
New York and Rio Janeiro evening lines ;
they run for four dimes. See thai build
nig there ! At one end they drive in a
flock of sheep, and this door ia a mutton
market, and the other is a ready made
clothing store. There's a prinlint; office
in this building, and there's a machine in
it which will make a spelling book nut ol
a shirt in seven minutes; but they'.l have
to give it up, as there's one in the very
next house which will make a spelling book
from cotton batting in six minutes! Fact,
sir !'
I applied camphor to my lemptes and
"I tell you the truth ; but the crack in
vention of the day is gumbuggum gas
Goes ahead of chloroform, altogether.
Why, last nie.ht my brother in New Or-j
leans was smashed to a pulp by the fa'ling
of a stone weighirg twelve tons, hut we
immediately applied the extract of cold
water, and gumbuggnm, and when I it ft
al two o'clock, he was comfortably well.
We don't die at all now, if we cn manage
to get hold of the extract of water and gum
buggu n gas before heat leaves the body.
IT ail warmth has left the body, lite has
left it ; but if not, life is perfectly safe.
Now tea is ready ; come let us get lea,
and then we'll have a ride.
At thoughts of supper 1 uifofre, and we
had just got to New Haven. What slow,
good for nothing cars and steamboats we
have can't go but a mile a minute ! We
ore behind the limes.
Early Marriage.
A writer in the National Intelligencer
notices a communication from the Rich
mood Republican, signed " W. W. Y.,'
in which early marriages were advocated,
and present "lhe other side of the picture,
ns follows :
' Says W. W. Y.,"AII know, or should
know, ihe opinion of the good and wise
Franklin upon this subject, who was
warm arfvocwe in it fever." Perhaps
Franklin was philosophically right in his
opinion, but facts go to prove that he was
practically wrong. Fot instance, gen
ileraen all know, or should know, that
theehildrenof very yoong parent are gen
eraily deficient in strength of body and
lavicdy and commonly die young?. "All
know or should know, that Franklin wa
ihe fifteenth child of his ftther, and the
eighth of his mother ; and mow still, he
was the youngest child for Aoe successive
generations on hit mother's side, from
whom, more than his father, he inherited
his eminent talents. Pitt, Fox, and Burke,
wens each the youngest child of their re
spective familea. Daniel Webster ia fhe
youngest by a aerena! mm'tage ; to also
was Lord Bacon, whose father was Airy,
and his mother waa thirty-two yean of
ae at his birth. Judge Storv's mother
was forty-four at hia birth ; Benjamin
West was the tenth child of his parents ;
and Dr. Doddredge was the trtntitth child
by one father and mother. Il is a proverb
that Ihe youngest children are the sovar
test. And why t evidently because the par
ents are mature m mind and body and con
sequently trail nit a higSer order of menta
i y io their offspring. Dora the mtel'ignt
farmer tipect a healthy and luiurianl crop
when he seed with dwarfish green; eorn or
unripe potatoes? And why not bring in
requisition as much science and eomnon
sense to propagate 'the hmnai form di
vine' as potatoes and cahhegef Grnt that
etrl v marriage would obviate much of lhe
vice and wickedness which in now almost
unavoidable,' is n I lhe feme by worse
than llsr disease if it be the means slf bring
mg intoeaistencea race of puny, ill-'ormed
children, a majority of whom die Vf .re
they arrive at maturi'v f Bo, the evil
- i
d es not end here. Those who in live
transmit their tmishroom ewns'itutina) to
iheir offspring, and thus most effectually
are the " iniquities of the father visited
upon the children.'
Ou ihe other hand it mitfht he shown
hy numerous examples that the first born
of healthy parents ate the most vigorous
in body and trend, and that as j areata
advance in life their offsnviM heom fee-
b'e in intellect and in person. Mstoritv,
temperance, and health ars? fejnisite for
proper reproduction, whether the progeai-
tora be younger or o'der- - ,
Silent faiBraara) mt Christians.
The H.ble call the goad maa'a Itl a
light, (says Dr. Wushutll,) and at i
nature of light ta flow out pon'a. ooaly '
all directions, and fill the world uneowaci
nus'y wiih its beams. So Ihe Chnatiaa
shines, no; because he will, but because ha
is a luminous object. Not that the active
influence of Christians made of no ac
count in the figure, but only that thissym
bI of tih: has its property, in the fact
tbut their unconscious influence is th.;chtel
influence, and has the precedency in its
power over the world. And yel there are
many who will be ready to think that litfht
is a-ery tame and feeble instrument, be
cause it is noiseless. An earthquake, for
example, is to them a much more vigorous
and effective agency. Hear how it comes
thundering through the solid foundations
ofnntuie! It rocks a whole continent.
The noblest works of man, cities, monu
ments, and temples, are in a moment lev
eled to ihe ground, or swallowed down the
opening gulfs of fire. Li: tie do they think
that the light of every morning, the soft
and silent light, is an agent many limes
more powerful. But let the light of fhe
morning cease ftntf return no more ; let
he hour of morning come, and bring with
it no duwn ; the outcries of a horrer-st rick-
en world fill the air, and make as it were,
the darkness audible. The beasts go wild
and framic, at the loss of the sun. The
vegetable growth turn pale and d-e. A
chill creeps on, and frosty winds begin to
howl across the freezing earth. Colder,
yet colder is the night. The vital blood,
at leng'h, of all creatures, stops congealed.
Down goes the frost to the earth a centre.
The heart of the sea "ta fmz-n. nay the
earthquakes are themselves frozen in, an
der their fiery caverns. The very globe
itself, loo, and all the feUow ptarat that
have lost their sun, are become mere balls
of ice, swinging silent in the carknesa.
Such is the light which revisits as in the
silence of the morning, ft makes ao slioc k
ia - - e .
or scar. U wouia nrx vik inram in
the eradle. And yet h perpetually new
creates the world, reecning it, each morn
ing, as a prey from night and ehaos. So
the Christian ia a light, eve) the light of
the world and we mast not think that
because he shines insensibly or ailentty,
aa a mere object, he is therefore pewerless.
The greatest powers aie ever those which
lie back of the lift- stir and eommotion.
of nature; aud I verily believe, that the
inaensible influences of good; men are as
much more potent than what I have called
their voluntary and active, aa the great si
lent powers of nature are of greater con
sequence than her little rfisturlen-es and
VI., NO, 28-283,
ttt--: :: r.--iczr.-jLf
The Triumphs of lhe English Language.'
ar asv. f axis anaoasa avvss, u. m.
!fSw aaihar all oar Suon banla.
Let h irpa and hcarta be string,
Ta celebrate the triumph of
Oar own good 8aioo tongue
For atronfrr Ut ibaa koala lb a: match
With batlle-lsfa unfurled,
h aa, wiih Fred,a. rhouirht. and Traibv
To roiMa tat rets lbs worU.
tout Atbtna leama ils household lay
On evsr? serf worn share.
And Scotland hears it echoing far
Aa Orkney' breakers roar -From
J ore's crags, and Mima's bills,
Il lewis oq evarj gale.
And warms wish tViaaai and song
Ttta hs-AMa of laaiafail.
On many s wide and swarming deck
It scales the roah wave's crest.
Snaking ha pawrleaa heritage
The freak and fruitful West (
Il climb New England's rocky steepe.
As victor mounts a throne ;
ftisaara knows and greet the voice
Still mightier Iban its own.
Il spreads where winter piles Jeep snows
On bleak Canadian plains.
And where, on Essrquibo's banks.
Eternal summer reign ;
It glsda Acadia's misty coasts.
Jamaica 'a glowing isle.
And bides ker, ga mna eaily flower,'
Sicca Tessn punas sklls.
It Kes fry clear Itasca' lake,
Missouri's turbid stream.
Where erdara rise on wild Onrk,
And KsnW waters g lei in
I ' reeks lb loud, swift Oregon,
Tkrsugki atm-tat Sail eye rolled,
A sat soars wbasw Cali brnian brooks'
Wash down tich asnds of gold.
It enands ia Borneo's earr'phor Craves.
On eawe of teres M ilay.
In iald- that curb old (an;eV flood.
And lower of proud Bombay ;
It wakes ap AaWsiiJiing eyes,
Puak btosta, and swarthy tunt
The dark LibsrUa aooibaa her child
Wia English cradle hymns.
Taaaunia' maid are wooeJ ami wow
In gsntle Sjioo apaech ; , '
Australia boss land CruwV IitW -
9y Badoav'a aMtarad beach ;
Il dwells where Afric'e sou' h most caps
htisrt or, bright sod blue. .
And ieuveM'svaawd m mntain gird
Toe wie and) wai Karroo, i -
. ' "i
Il kindlea realms so far apart,
Th il. while its praias you sin. '
Tssaa may be clad with aulnnm's Knits,
AnJ vnosa wiifa f users of spring t- -It
rue ens land wfeosa meteor Sight
Fhsaat ia aa Aieu- sky.
And aH far which Ihe Sou hern Cioa
Bangs in erbsd fir on high.
- - .
Il awM wth ll thai prophets toll.
And nigbtsous king desired.
Wit all test grant epochs taught.
And ajl-tou O-esks admired, . -
Wuh Sbakaprate deep and wondrous vera,'
And afilton'a loftier mind.
H uh Alfred's lawa and Newton's lore.
To chwr and bless soankind.
Mark, a it sprraJs, bow deserts bloom.
And error lies away,
A vanishes the mrst of night
cfw B Ms nf dy ;
Set, gtsavl a t be victoriee
Whose moaoaw nt we see.
Tbeae c but as Ae dawn bit b speaks"
Of doooiijV yat to b.
Take heed, then, heiia of Saion fame.
Tske hr)il. aor one disgrace.
Web deadly pen or sp.iltng sworj.-
Oar noble looru and race ;
Go fortk prepased. io every ehmv
To Inve vd fcelfr each other.
And juaofe thai Ihey who eoana! strife
Would bid foa smite a brother.
Go tVrrtk. and jointly speed the time).
By good awn frayed for Its;.
When Christie) Stales, grown just anJ wise,'-
Will acorn rateng and wrong
Wbew earth oppressed and savag tribes
atball erase lo piue or rn.ne.
All taught to prise these English words.
Fair Paaaooa, Hsavas. and Hons?
"Sandwich l.lanJ News."' A few dty'
ajo we received a file of the above new
paper, and upon looking over its pages we
were agreeably surprised at finding that its
editor and publisher, waa K. A. Rockwell,
F.sq , a young man who finished learning
the "art and mystery of printing, in our
office, about the year 18ft. With the true
American spirit of adventure, it seems thaf
Mr. Rockwel has wandered far from hi
native land in search of "game, and tha t
he has fcund in the vast Pacific ocean, an'
Island whim promisee him a prosperous
home. We are happy thai he ia doing
well, and trust that the Xewi may be lb
means nl introducing into these far off
islands the genuine spirit of progress and
reform, which ia now revo'utiouizing tha
world. Ljeominq Gazette.
Such Fraternal Love, said Lord
Beaumont, in the Brkixh House of Lords,
"such brotherly protection aa France was
now extending to Rome, had never been
seen by the world since the daya of Cain
and Abel Y
Mr.Greely, being asked by a- corrrapor.
dent at what season cf the year gold
hunter should atari hence for California,
replies gravely, 'We consider the 1st e-f
April aa good a season aa any.'
The sa'ary of the President of Mio
has been fixed 'at S29.000 annually, the
tame aa our President'.