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PF"Our reader will with us be glad la hear
agsin from tba long-silent pen, whoaa laat offer
ing wa present beloar tinged though k be with
tli melancholy of this saddest eeason of the yaar.
Fur the LfuUburg Chrvniclt.
In my Brother, on leaving Home
BY MRS- SARAH H. IIAVKS.
A when soma harp, white quiv'ring chorda
.Have rung to nought but glee.
Thrills on tbe listening eat in traina
Of mournful harmony.
Awl wskes wilbin ibe throbbing bread
The griefs which then unburied rest
F. e'en ami J our festive hours,
Like tome writ, sadd'uing knrll.
Thnueh bieallird in tone we fondly prise.
Cnim the low, faint fiirtwell.
. IV hr)f ing of forms no mute we view
Of many a lung and last adieu.
And we bare breathed thai touching word;
Like Noah' beauteous dove.
To Imbtc the world' unkiudly lor ate
You Icare an ik of love,
And weary yrar must darkly roll
Ere thou atsy'st reach tby deatinej goal ;
Km waiting erowda may 'roon.l the press,
Err quenched cmhilion'a fire.
Ere in.tu hli reach tbe diuy height
To which tby b aapire.
And pi are a proud and honored narno
High on the dralhlcs scroll of feme.
The! brow may wear an envied braid,
Dut lurking shade of ear
Mwl dim i be pure and jnyoue light
Which lavea lo linger there.
While wilb'ring griete tliat aadly press
V ill acll earib'e treasure may ool bless.
Ter go and Ah! 'mid heartless acenea
Recall thoaa hour of glee.
Whrn 'roonrl the dtar domestic hearth
Each apot t waa aha red by llire.
And tum, when all unkindly prove.
To friend who claimed iby earliest love.
Anil when before our father.' God
Tba suppliant knee we bend.
That He may bie thy pathway her
Khali hewl-frlt prayer ascend,
nd that, whale'er tby lot he given,
Farru te repose a trust in Heaven.
A favorite and gifted brother who died young
h appears that Mr. Comptroller Whittle
av has just put his veto upon the account
rendered by Mr. Dickens, the Secretary ol
tbe Senate.of about $40,000, which he paid
ta the members of the Senate, as construe.
free mileage: thnt i, he paid all of them,
but three who had scruples in the matter.
the mileage for going home on the 4tb of
March last, and returning the name day.
It is stated that Mr. Whittlesey submitted
the mutter to the president, who promptly
requested him to d- what he believed to be
rithl, and lei the consequences take care
of themselves ! Mr.Dickens wiit.therefore
have lo aak Cungress to make up the expen
ded aum. The ( aid Senators wili hardly
refund any part of the 40,0a0 they have
received, according to precednce, though
not according to law and justice. We
hope Mr. Whittlesey will be sustained.
la the Court ol Quarter Sessions of
Berks county, last week, Catharine Eisen
bise was convicted of being a common
scold. This offence was formerly punish
ed with inching, and as late as 1824 the
Court of Quarter Sessions ol this city,
sentenced a certain Nancy James " to be
placed in a certain engine of correction,
railed a ducking stool, on Wednesday, the
third day of November, then next ensuing
between the hours of 10 anJ 12 o'clock in
the morning, and si being placed therein,
to be plunged three times into the water ;
te pay the coats of prosecution, and to
stand committed until the sentence is com
plied with." The Supreme Court decided,
however, that this punishment, so far from
mn calculated to reform the offender,
oj'.d only make her scold to the end of
her life and the only punishment was
fin, or fine and imprisonment, at the d in
ert;1.!, d of the Court. '
C7Tiie centlcmsn who doe up Editorials for
the Luzerne Democrat, occasionally laya open the
weak poinla of human character with a caustic
but good humored pen as witness (ha following,
which bat a bit or two for us all around : (except
tbe Priotera.who as tbey hava nought to be proud
of are of course exempt from that failing?)
There is a vast deal of many kinds of
pride in this world, which seems to grow
spontaneously, and to gain upon the wor
thv efforts of the humbly inclined to put it
down. It has been preached against,
lime out of mind, but the preaching has
been attended with indifferent success. Il
seems as though some people couldn't lielp
being proud they take to it as naturally
as some folks take to drink. Some imbibe
the subtle passion from their loving moth
ers ; in their earliest days, their very sus
tenance is spiced with il, and their veins
swell big with the poison, which increases
with their growth. Aa a general thing, we
hate a proud man, and we don't think him
entitled to any gentler regard from the
world at large, for, lo our ootion, no man
has a right to be proud of anything in this
world, unless it be, ear gratia, a handsome
daughter. But we see men, every day,
proud of trifles ; and we sea many sorts of
"A pride there is of rank a pride of birth.
A pride of leatniug, and a pride of purse
A spiritual pride in abort there be on earth
A host of prides, soma batter, and some worse."
There are, even in this great demociaiic
country ,a pride of rank.and a pride of birlh.
Anti-republican as il may seem in a land
where all men are acknowledged to be free
and equal, and the women, too, there are
those and plenty of them, who would be
.looked upon as the
Of thie world's aristocracy,"
men who perhaps were taught aa to feci in
their early youth, whose aristocratic moth J
era perhaps gave "them lessons in lordly
iwaggering witlf their earliest trowsers.
Some happen to be descended from hon
orable men of olden times,and of this they
are proud to a degree. It is true, that
"targe streams from Utile fountains flow,"
"Tall oaka from little acorns grow;"
but the converse is no leas true, that
In vast bins aoms "small potatoes" grow ;
and the intefcrence is,that a man who is so
mall th it he has nothing else to be
proud of but his ancestry, is but a poor thoot,
of whom the old stock would never have
been proud. Some are descended trom the
"revolutionary heroes.'' If their grandla
there were generals or colnels,they them
selves are looked to with respect, and their
ancestors' names are sounded loud in eve
ry fourth of July oration, whilst the descen
dant of the humble private aoldicr hears no
echo of his ancestor's fame, and gets no
credit for being descended from honorable
There are men in our own community
hose ancestors were fortunate enough to
possess many broad acres of the virgin
soil of this valley. Wyomiog Valley-
par exetUence MTht Valley" is classic
ground : in fact, it is the only truly classic
dirt yet d.scovered this side of Italy, though
perhaps the former proprietors had not
found it out ; neither indued did the old
Romans consider themselves and Rome
cUssic iu the palmy days when they dined
on peacock' brains, which seem so classic
a dish to u. Well, some of tbe descendants
of the old proprietors of Wyoming consider
themselves classic, too. They look upon
the one Ives as hereditary sons of the sod.
inheriting their honorable fathers' virtues
as well as their acres, and therefore, with
the consequential air of a family grocer
when butter is dear and "eggs is eggs,"
they move about the world for the vulgar
to gaze at ; honorable, because their lands
would sell high; and parieiani by birth
oot born in Rome, but in the next best and
only other classic place under heaven.
And these are proud. Having sprung from
ucA pure "Attic soil," they look upon the
rest of mankind as poor clod, fit for noth
ing better than plain uuglazed earthenware.
There are many who arc proud of their
learning. We see il in the old and the
young, among both men and women ; and
a most ridiculous pride it is. We see il in
tbe old learned lawyer, whose wise head is
fortified by spectacles, and the gray-haired
experience ofmany years, sod whoquibbles
and quirks with the honorable Court and
his brethren at the bar, with a loud voice
and peremptory lone, which frighten the
timid, and per ha pa cause the sacrifice of
justice to impudence ; aod all to gain tbe
admiration of the crowd. We see it in the
young quibbler, w ho talks by the hour ab
out nothing at all, or something he does
not understand, quoting "wise saws and
I modern instances,'' full of fine words with-
out a meaning, which make up what the
world calls a fine speech. We see it in the
youngcollegiate,who,fresh from the schools,
with all his gilded honors dangling from
his pockets.sroilea profusely on the women,
and quote Lad Greek to unlearned men.
We see it in the physician, whose learning
and experience have made him respected
at borne and abroad. e perhaps feel that
without his assistance), in sickness our lives
would be io jeoja.dy ; but "to make assur
ance doubly sure," with the fire of learn
iug in his ee, he will ring il in your on
nerved ears, ' there is no other way under
heaven whereby ye cao be saved but thro
me," and many a poor fellow believes it.
And we see this pri Je even among those
whose holy calling is ordained of God.
Some, not content with the humble vet ex
alted duty of leading souls to the proper
fold, bring themselves before the public
even in newspapers lo maintain contmver
sies with each other about what is of no
consequence lo the world, nor to thn great
Cause in which they were sent lo work
Much time is spent, and much sectarian
bitterness ia shown with pious learning,but
neither ptrty ever yet acknowledged him
The purse proud man is still another
character. You may see him standing on
the Court House steps, or in the door of
his store or office, looking around lo see if
here is another in that region worth as
much as himself. He wear a "fair round
belly," decorated with to or three huge
watch seals, and he is always well shaved
and smootb,and oily looking, with a proud
consequence in bis eye, aod a smirk of sa.
tisfactino on his face when he shakes hands
with a man who has'ao 'purse. He is so
accustomed to humble deference from the
poorer clas'slaMre'can not live without it
it's a part of his sustenance. And he
gets enough of it, too. If he gives a few
dollars towards a public enterprise, people
wonder at his liberality, whilst the poorer
man who gives less in dollars, but more in
proportion to his ability, hears nnthing ab
out his contribution. Tho man worth filty
thousand dollars, who gives five hundred
towards building a church, is smiled upon,
aod posted in the newspapers under the
head of "liberal donation," or "noble gen
erosity,'' wtth the amount given curried out
in full at the end of hi name ; whilst one
worth five hundred dollars, who gives five
dollars, it being in the same proportion to
what tbe rich man gave, is not thanked
perhaps for his mile, and the charitable
world exclaim, "Poor devil ! why didn't
he give more T" and thus they feed the al
ready puffed up pride of the rich.
"But of all pride sines Lucifer's attaint.
The proudest aweU 'a a self-elected saint."
This apiritual pride is the offspring of
that hypocritical profession of piety, by
which some men make their religion a lie.
There are those, some even high in tin
church, and who are looked up to as the
patterns of piety, and who sit within I he in
ner pale of the lemple.who pride themselves
on their godliness, and seem to thank God
that "they are not as other men are," nor
as tbe poor publicans and sinners who look
up to them and wonder how they came
there. They would make the way of holi
ness a turnpike mad, and the church a toll
house, whereby all may go to heaven who
pay, though none can be considered pillars
directors in the concern but themselves,
the saints elect. - -
There are many of these spiritually min
ded people in tbe world, men and women.
who are proud of their virtue.piety, humiU
ty and all that,and who would take offence
if their strict piety were ever questioned.
We have heard a blue slocking who pro
fessed the most unbounded zeal as a mem
ber of Christ's church, run on by the hour
calling herself a poor, simple, unhandsome,
uninteresting, wicked girl, whom nobody
cared for, yet who would have blown any
one out of water, who would have taken
her at her word, and spoken of her to any
one else in another light than as the moat
intelligent, good looking, interesting aad pi
ous yoang lady then known. We all re
member the remark of ibeQuaker to anoth
er, "You sea I am not proud. I wear lea
ther buttons," and the other's reply, "Some
folks are proud of their humility." ' How
much of this we see ! We know a ."plain
sort of man, worth- some money, who
carries a gold watch worth a bundre and
fifty dollars.and who takes occasion to look
at the time of day pretty often. Vf ben his
neighbors stare at the richly chased gold,
he puts it up with an bumble air, and no
one can say that be is proud, for t' e wrteh
guard is a atrip of eeUkio- But the tough
est pride to get along with is that of the
WEDNESDAY, NOV.. 21, 1849.
proud saint, who cali his eihr-.r neretie j
for not thinking as h! , ud who keeps,
wondering wni the eor.d . owing to,and
when it iil begin to turn 'round ihe other
way, and when all n.en will ti.ni from the
evil of iheir waye and become as pious a
lie. He never think hi fc!l-mun hu
broiiier, unless he Ltloogs to the same
church, and looks grave on Sundnvs. In
stead of welcoming you to the house of pr
er in the hope of reforming n sinner, he
seems to fuel annoyed by your presence.
and wonder why you dnu'i go lo another
church. We always shrink when we pass
such a man in the street, and feel some
what as the poet fell when he sung
"Close, cities your ejes with holy dread.
And weave circle 'round him thrice.
For he on honey dew hath fed,
Aod drunk tile milk of paradise.
And we stand aside and let him puss in his
pious grimness, and then go on our way
rejoicing.thankful that we were not kicked.
t,L . . 1 a ai wa
xne stnoe in wnicn .Mr. Ulav was com
ing to the Et, was upset at Uniontown,
Pa. the passengers very narrowly escaping
serious njury. Mr. Clay, while another
coach was being got ready, was quietly
smoking his cigar at the residence of Mr.
Samuel Y. Campbell not having relin
quished it in tbe excitement and alarm
which the accident bad occasioned
and amusing the friends who had flocked
around him with his charateristic free
dom of conversation. . In speaking of the
rapid march of improvement in Uuiontown
and the country in the vicinity, he said it
hud undergone sf truly marvelous change
since ho first passed through it ; and then,
as if old and pleasant recollections had
been revived, related an amusing incident
which, .had . occurred.resieting him in
passing through Uniontown, soon after
tlie passage by Congress of the famous
compensation law. IJe had taken very
little part in the passage of that law, but
had somehow said " he found it diffi
cult at the end of the session of Congress
to make both end meet.'' He was him
self traveling with a very plain carriage
and a very ordinary pair of horses, but in
company with him were the families ol
others having more splendid equipages.
In passing through Unioniow n.ho had gone
in advance of the carriages for ih- purpose
of buying some sweetmeats far tho chil Jien
and was in a shop making the t.'irchise
wnen ine carriages pas-c-a it. i here was
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in the store a boy. wh.j, obnerving the
carriage passing.and supping them to be
long to the man who matle this remark, bjt
of whose immediate pretence he wa ign
orant, said " it ia ii j wonder tlml feliow
can't make both ends meet."
During the narration of this anecdote,
(says the Uniontown Democrat,) Mr.
Campbell stood a moit atientive listener,
immediately facing Mr. Cl iy, and the in
stant it was concluded stepped forward
and bowing In Mr. Clay, said, " I, sir, am
that boy." The effect was electrical.
The whole company was convulsed with
laughter. Many of them were familiar
with the anecdote, for they had. long be
fore, heard it from Mr. Campbell himself.
Of course, the revival of the remembrance
of this incident of early life, in Mr. Camp
bell's own parlor, alter an interval of more
than thirty years, was as pleasant as it
was amusing. Tbe boy and the youthful
statesman are both " silvered o'er with
age and nowhere in the Union has the
distinguished statesman a more ardent.de
voted, and long tried friend aud admirer
than Samuel Y. Campbell.
-'Trading on Borrowed Capital."
During the ten months just closed of the
present year, the Commerce of our City
compares with the same months of the pre
ceding year as follow :
Imported Bt than last year
EiporMd Lisa wan mat year
This, according io Free Trade logic, is
a most delightful summing up. We have
so much more value in the country, than
we should have bad if we had bought
only as much as we sold. Unluckily for
that logic, thia value is not in the country
we have eaten and drank it up, worn it
ont, and otherwise consumed it, while our
Labor which should have produced it has
stood idle for want of employment And,
while the value has disappeared, the obli
gation to pay for it remains. We have
sent abroad our coin to the amount of sev
eral Millions in payment of commercial
balances.and, worse sill,our Public Stocks
or promises to pay Millions on Millions
more with interest for tba' nest 6&n t
iven'y years, have been sent out by the
ream, ihu mere interest thereon forming
of itself a balance agrinat us for tears to
come. Prudeut, careful men i.f business !
how long can this lait l-.V. Y. TriLune
pi JACttB A11BJTT.
It whs a stern y afternoon in Jtnuary ;
but the interior of the rude workshop to
which we must fiist introduce our renders,
presented a very cheerful appearance.
There wns a vast fireplace in one side ol it.io
which was a blazing fire, made of chips,
ends of hoards and shavings, though the
space between the jtms wus so wide tha'
the snow flakes were descending on eaeh
side of the fire, d n the straight, short
chimney. A boy of twelve years of age.
with a culm, intellectual looking fice, was
sitting on a block, in the corner, at work
upon a little hand-sled. One window of
the shop looked ofl upon wi.d forest scene,
ry, and the other across a nest, sheltered
little farm yard to a wmall hnue opposite.
At this second window wus a work bench.
with a variety of tools upon and near. it.
A short thick man was sented at this bench,
upon a three legged stool, inient upon some
w heel work. The snow braving tigninst
the window, and the wind moaned in the
" Father." said the boy, 6 Tier both had
been working some time in silence, 1
don't believe yo-j wili get the clock dune at
six to-nichr, hot then it it so stormy, Mr.
James will not coiv.e after u.' i
It was to-morrow, child, that I was to
have il done."
" wby, is not this Thursday !' .
" No, it is Wednesday."
h . said the boy, end went oil
"Then, father," s.iid the "boy opsin.
after a little pi use, why are you hurrying
solo got it done tonigh: I Thore 's al!
I don't know about to-morrow ; I am ;
afraid little Bemiy may be very sick to-
morrow, and I ahall want lostay with him. jing forward, caught bright glimpses offu
1 wish you would go io und see whet hT 1 ur pr'fper::y (.;" framed house, with
he is asleep." j two r-nnns.sjmcluus barns,and smooth mow
"Well father, il you will just let mej io.: nr.;? Georgv a rich fanner, and per
bore tiiis hole. ! 'i'V. when the ;on houlJ be inenrpora-
Th father assented by silence, und the
boy plnnteJ his centre bit, and lowly car
ried the bit stock round and round, until
the curioiH instrument had cut its wav
through ; he lookod lor a mom'-iit wrh
evident satisfaction at the sinoo'h, clean
hole, and then, liying down his work,
hounded out of the shop.
In a few minutes the shop dour opened
again, but instead of Fergus, there entered
a woman of middle age, hi mother ; and
as she stood a', the door, shaking and
brushing otf the snow, hei huslvind looked
up a moment from hi work and said, .
" Well wife, how is Benny t"
The spectator, in comparing the two
faces now turned towards one another,
would have been struck with a remarkable
difference between them. The wife was
slender, her hair and eye d;trk, and her
countenance was strongly expressive of
thought and feeling. The husband was
short, thick act, with a round pi icid face.
indicative of good humor and content ;
though i here was a decided expression nl
anxiety upon it as he inquired after Benny.
Iu fact there was a solicitude in both coun
tenances, and yet '.here was a contrast.
On the mother's face anxiety seemed to be
at home. It harmonised with the whole
cast and character of the features. O.. the
father's it appeared to be a stranger. Ii
had obtained temporary and unnatu'al
possession. The look of contentment and
happiness seemed rightly lo belong there.
In a word, there was a difference in
temperament. Christian principle taught
them both the duty of resignation and con
tent, but the mother found it very difficult
lo keep pace with the father in the practice
But to return to the dialogue : How
ia Benny, wife?' said the workman, look
ing towards her as she siocd at the door.
" O George, he is getting very sick ;
he moans all the time, aud keeps calling for
As she said ibis she walked towards
him, and stood by his side, leaning her
elbow on the bench, and her cheek on her
" Do you think Fergus could get across
the pond, aod back before dark ?" she
She was thinking of his going lor the
doctor, who lived on the o: her side of a
pood which spread itself out in the valley
George, as she called him, turned round
Owarrls l.er on his stool, ar.J then, for the
first time the observer mijjht see that he
nas a cripple. Bo'.h limb had been am
pi.fateil just lelow the knee, and paiches of
cCirsej leather had been fastened upon thf
rxtremities, which served him for shoes;
be. could thus stump about hi shop and
yard a little, but for all purposes of a
lengthened walk he was hoi pies.
Ten years before, George had bought
tbe Jot ol wild land on which he lived, for
a farm ; and af.er putting up a smtll log
house, brought his wife there to aid him
: in forming, by year of labor, a home for
their old age. Tbey had spent the early
year of their lives, in the usual course of
ungodliness and selfishness ; but they had
been changed, and when they came into
their comfortable log dwelling, the first
evening of their married life, they both
j solemnly gave themselves up to God, and
expressed a desire to do his will, and lo be
dealt with according to his good pleasure.
" Now Mary.'Vaid George that evening.
we must be honest in lliis, we must not
talk of our submission to (ioJ in sunshine.
iar;d then resist the strugg'e, when it comes
j to storm."
j M try saw that this was very good chris-
tian philosophy ; but the characteristics
of the heart, based on innate qualities, and
long established habits, are not to be bro
ken up at once by ihe crceptitn of a
principle of sound philosophy. Mary made
resolution, moreover, that she would be
resigned and submissive if a storm should
come ; but then thse inherent tendencies
;of the soul do not always give way to a
leood resolution. At anv rate thim looked
" j r.
Jvery bright and pleasant thn. They had
j "a beautiful lot of land,'' as George called
his tract of sturdy forest. He had a very
1 - j - "WX; i rut I il r
they ncrded, food enough in tho loftandia
the cellar for the present, and srd enough
in the gruuud for the future and a large
; pile of vw.od at the door, w hich furnished
maple lo ih fire, and pi:cbpiue strips
for candli-s. Then her itraginatisn in look-
tec, a "selectm.in." Und -i these circum
s'ances Mary found it v.-ry emy to feel re
I'ri'-J nod submissive to G , anJ the
thought it would always be eay to be so.
A few years after this.wl.'je Gorge was
making son.e clearings at a litte distance
from the house, a tree fell upon him, and
after months of sickness and suffering, be
walked out one sunny spring morning in o
his door yard for the first time, bu; it was
on his knees. Mary had watched over
him wish great fiJeiiiy nod luve, but with
rather too much restlessness and solicitude
to be consistent with her previous resolu
tion, to lie in all cases entirely resigned to
tbe divine will. When she thought of the
greatness and wisdom and benevolence ol
God, and his past kiudiiess to herself and
husband, she knew that all was right, but
then when she thought of the farm the
va.t amount of severe labor it required.
and of her husband's inevitable helpless
ness, and also of their utter want of any
other means of support, and of iho loneli
ness and destitution of such a home for a
hopeless cripple, she could not help Jeeling
that all was wrong. George himself was
patient and contented ; and he seemed to
have no anxity for the future. Tempe
rament clone could not have effected this.
Piety alone, ordinarily d s not ; but piety
aiiled by a happy temperament seemed to
have maJe him entirely submissive and re
sined.and (of course when the booity pain
wxs assuaged) contented and happy.
As we have said, he came out, for the
first time, one pleasant spring morning.
with his crutches, upon the great fl it stone
which lay at bis door. His little son Fergus
was trying to cut wood with a heavy axe,
laboriously lifting it and then letting it fall
by its own weight upon tbe log. George
looked around upon his fields and1 clearings
and then upon bia son. Fergus laid down
his axe, and came running to meet bis
crippled parent, esclaimin.
'Why, father, are yow coming out V
Yes, 1 am coming to look at my farm.
You will have o be farmer now it's all
over with me
"Well father, said Fercus "when I
am a little bigger. I can cut wood pretty
"Yes. I see you are at work. But let
me go and try. I believe I can cut wood a
little myself, after all.
I lie slowly worked his way across tha
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yard and struck the axe a lew times iUo
rho green maple log. lie geve those blown
with hearty good will, as if be flit a kind
of satisfaction in demonstrating to b.nueif
thai his arms were safe at any rate.
He was still, however, weak from tbe ef
fects of his long confinement, and he soon
laid down the axe aod turned 'round tow
ard the house.
Mary sat at the window. She had been
watching her husband's movements and
the whole scene brought so vividly to her
view iheir utterly helpless condition, thai
she turned away in tears.
George tried to lighten her despondence.
He lold her she ought to put ber trust io
God. . ,
"I know,' said she, "1 ought to trust in
God, but what thull we do I You cannot
work any more, and we shall starve."
" Not to-day, a; aoy rate," said George,,
by the looks ol your bowl of potatoes.
was a bowl of potatoes which Mary was
just about -putting into the athes to roast
for their dinner.
"I did not mean to-dsT," said Mary, a'
little piqued, " but the poiatoes will not
laat us looj."
" That is true," said he, " but we will
not worry ourselves about that now. The
Savior says we 'mnst not borrow trouble
from to-morrow, for every day has sorrow
enough of its own."
Mary was a little nettled. Nubody likes
to have Scripture quoted against them,
especially if the quotation m such that,
under the circumstances, it dies not con
vince, and yet is so apparentry applicable,
as to admit of no ready reply, Mary said
that she did not think that people ought to
sit down quietly and let ruin come upon
them without taking any measures' to avoid
it, under the plea of trusting in God.
Now the truth was that George was nat.
evil ; w bst be objected to was anxiety. Ha
and Mary had been accustomed to talk
every day about iheir future plana of life,
and they were as prudent and economical
as they could be. This he considered waa
doing all he could do, in their present cir
cumstances. Thus be was willing to take,
thought for the morrow in the sense of
planning and contriving for it, but not in
the s nse of being anxioua aod unhappy
abcut it. His temperament made thia easy.
B n Mrv tt-s always running forward
iii.d h-ivering over tuture imaginary sor-r..-.vs.
Hrr temperament made this natu- ,
rl to bus. She found in it a sort of
painful pleasure, or pleasant pain, which
evtr expression the reader may consider
Anticipating trouble is generally very
superfluous suffering, for, as every one
wi'l observe, in looking back upon his past
li e, the evils we look forward to, and ex
pect, very generally do not come ; and off
the other hand, those which actually coma
are those we did not expect. A: any rata
it was so in this case, for George never
came near to actual want. He bad soma'
t l . t . I 1 ; '
lieciiauiiTNi latent, aiiu mis lugfruuiiy wee
stimulated by his situation ; so his neigh- -bors
used to bring bim at Prst their utensils'
and implements to repair, paying him ia'
labor on his land, or in the produce of their
own. He sold off a large part ol his own'
farm, reserving only a garden spot near
the house, which he and Mary cultivated.'
and the proceeds were gradually invested
Wns Illlcu u y will, 9d.iri0, unit a.u,9
mn.nui.it K!a llllttlnjSS i ff rOlt M A St nil '
cit i .... U I.. mw.l i k- r .
he sat, day after day, at his shop window,
which looked across his yard to his house,
i , t . L : I r
or movea NOWiy nuoui ins g,aiuen, iiiuw
Fergus by his side, and Mary presiding
nr a scene of neatness and plenty within.' J
it was thought mat tnere waa noi a nappier
family within five miles or the WirMinaf-.
Pond. In fact, George used to sy he";
believed that be had got on irt the worlds
better without his tegs, than be stooia
base dona with them.
This Winding Pond was a long irr gr-
t nAn nf ..1 . m. n rt r n ,NWiin k,iK -
wooded promontories, and ioto dark val
leys ; its shores) indented' with bay, and" '
its surlace spotted with picturesque ialsndsv
It was in tha midst of a grand ampbitbea-
tre of mountain end forest scerJery, from
among which the little groups of farm
buildings peeped our here and there in tba
openings. At the dis'anceof a few miles
the towering crags of the mnontams frown- i
ed upon the whole. In the winter season',
the peiiodat which thi story commences
thmuohout the whose wf its irreg-
ular extension, was wmie low iwnwi
chiefly evergreen, were dark, and tha ai"V
lain summits gray. v
V(bf tbe bouse.