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I scarcely know where to begin' ny strange task at,
Ei.inre Jack, my Pegasus, is rather°too 1111 d.
To put his proud nostril's within a " work-baskat,"
'Or suffer his hins to be held by a &fhb-- •
But here goeu=rity Pony; now prance and now Mper,
- And playfully gambol around it at‘oll,—.
But so•fast,--U1 I get mo some paper,—
then,—for a ntornen‘l beg you to
Would I were that basket, then some ad Imtinn
light up that eye wha pen me its ne,
'Twould speak in such tones of its lihul appro
Heaven would claim thMu and . call them h
I lorfli in thfi future and many n Tdeasure,' : ,
seo.clufltor round.lt, blur dew-drops that rest
In 'a iiright summer's morn on 'a rare floral treasure,
That naturohorself beauty* has dreFt, •
A 11! many 'a sigh - of the fondest devotion,
Te . rhaps It wllloritness, for some favored one,.
And inwardly laugh at the sWeßing emotion
That bosom betrayed"fore tbf.t levelwits ° gone
OrOepcontnin in itscitihCconfc'sslen..
- Tho lover himself has long languished to know,
While laviShly using each tinniest impression, •
. ThAlrom a full heart in ricliStreandi °Tor flew.
Ita bore my .cegasm: gots can't held
T three/ . me by Jove if I don't let him go,' • .
".1-fivill - enrcss - him;•—with worse effect scold him;' -
lle's gone by tie : : Powers!• oh! stop him AV 0 . ! WO!
THE VALUE . OF A. PIN.
When in Paris lately,. I speit: n
anti evening in the anciety ctf tome
• distinguished men. One of tnr a .11.1.
• had invited us to a capital littelinlors*-
, party. A young Frenclnaly—whnse ffsiffe.
I were authorized to publish it, wf'fiffil he to.
.miliar to Many, because it is that of -- a - highly
esteemed manufacturer, who won one of the
first.gold medals and the cross of, the Begion ,
•orltimOr—was the 'mat conspicuous guesfzy
We all looked with,sincere admirn.tiOn at the
.industrio9s and gift%l engineer who bad be- ,
'bre the age of thirty, Required so large an'
amount of wealth and distinction ; the more
so becausb there was a report „current that
the new deeore had succeeded , in making his
way through-many impediments and difficul,
tics, and that be had started from.a ,verj low.
• station in fifth. I determined• the
truth, at all events; and as I had the good'
fortune to occupy the seat near, our Frerich
friend, I was soon oaintirnato terms with' him,
'and when dinner was over, and we were corn-•
fortably and quietly sipping a most eicellent
cup of coffee, I suddenly asked our hero - to
_ give_us.the story_-_of_ _hi9. life. _ complied
without reluotance or 'affected modesty with
• this rather impertinent desire . , and gave the
.• following nrierative. „,
Some fifteei years 'ago,. I was a kind of
oung vagabond, 'elowlo learn, hut very eager
"for alt sorts of Mischief, for wit if•ff itif. gvitinv
of Paris possess an unplen.sott
ed reputation. My father Iva, shffp.
keeper; in very moderato cif co.fo• tannes, and.
I attended the municipal school next to our
house, or rather I pretendell to attend it, for
' I liked much better to stroll along the Boule
, yards and auntie Myself in
. tbe Champs Ely
- sees _ Xhere.,ecrie j itt.ebort,, every„prospeot
my becoming an idle, worthless fellow, much
to the grief of my good, honest father, when
a word. of reproof spoken In due time brought
-„Ace_ba.C.lc to toyitenses and to the right path.
• 'lt is a • trifling anecdote, if 'we may use this
46d'without impropriety, in a world where.
.the hapPineas of a whole family PO often de
pends on so balled trifles.
I had not gone to schoolittitt, day,•beisuse .
'I bad met on the Boulevarde a' long funeral
procession—thousands and tbOnsiindr . .of
mourners of all ages' and all conditiol;_dePro
ties and mechanics, high' digultariekand hum-.
ble artisanb—a curious' but 'lnteresting- mix
ture of . conts and blouses, following- a • verk,
simple heslitie. It was the people of Paris eti I
.- ~ 1
compauying good old Jacques LaStte to, l bnici
last :There mras something so'afiltiting
iiiAtile deinoristrationtliat of a whole 'popu
lotioo;l?estettring on a, Simple citizen honors
- - - refused ttrkingsiAnd-only - from,:t hoc - to - tifoo --
gritited to :such-patriots is General Foy, .IP ,
' ' litietti,:Preoo.riiiir:,,aMs74ltrit, even if I had
got . been 09 gi9 , l tit44,a4antage ,Of ilia
' new pretext , offered so unexpectedly: to my
vagrant propensity,. •• -should 'have followed
~. the funeral. „BO I took \place in thesertege
with a companion ,: and .on - we wen, „tO, the
cemetrb which. could scarcely hold us all /
and WAS closely guarded by a number of po-
linemen and adetaolitnentof mini t'isnrds
or some tales. governments fear :great
even after thiey.haVe , breathed ,their I
listeno&with deep emotion, : to !the speeCht.s .
delivered by. some of the .pepUlar prefers- et, - '
ntademy way, home,-still-having , -my _compan ,
ion with me; and,;as.anatter of pours°,
culging in as many.by-rodds...as we possibly
eould. You must not, therefore, be surPrised ,
to find us in the afternoon sitting on bench'.
in the Jardin dew Plantes . , watching - the 'go M . - .
bola of the tuopkeys,Amd discussing the po
litical merits 'of the pure democrat whose doss
Franco lamented on that day. °.
chid, I played .- with: a - little .stick, •.'rual.:.had
thus picked up two 'pins that had prebably
fallen from a ledy'S dress; but, tis . you *pity
suppose,l threw them . carelessly away, and
continued mt-deciamatoriaddreq.. • • '
. You may bslie:ve it -or not," said I to
hp-as-riolrnntd-as-muClrltonn+iti~tra the wort s
citizen hafit to t " Ilera I hale turapPropriate
pauso;which. was disturbed m a rather., unex
pected and -napleasont- ma alley: , •
• •• Rich and honored, in.leed !" exclaimed h
voiee.bellitut Us ; "ybt ivillreinain -a beggat:
and a good-for-nothing follow all your lifo.''',
einrted - Wnd looked round in confusion,
when I saw' thrtt.the 'prophet of evil was,.a
' venerable old man. * leaning on a tree, and .
listening unceremoniously to our boyish
Versation:- ' - .•
" ; b1o; my - boy," continued ho earnestly,
" You Will nevc-r become as. rich and lionorec
as good Jaciiil.-s tafitie ; and. 'I will toll,. you
the reason; you threw two Pine away with
: while' he • picked one up, and
dwed his. tOrtune to that circumstance. • The
my worl .for it,; the youth who 41cieel not value.
a pin- . w ill-itever-become a wealthy-man."
•I was speechless and my-eyes alone , betrayed .
niy'frelings. : The kind old man, for such- he
was, in spite of his assumed harshness, took
a• seat beside us, and spoke thus : _ •
. ' "Let me tell you the story of. Monsieur La•
litte:s:Trogres.s, and may itkeialessen to you
'derive. jzffel ..facqUes was one of then numer
ox;N.foo,',4y'ot.-., pyi - OrsarPstiter in4lie.'sOuth. l of
~od if a g•eoerouszfairyj hod sung or
.1. i • , 4,11 e tt,:,:--1,4-.._wroild--one- day-becotwea
•! i 1 - 1 1 . ii: t,17.J1H, Irti. alien tial- -- deputy, - - a - states-
I . „ It. li! ,, „ 1 , : ••,,•,,. , g • who would .refuSe to
top/y w:iuti•• %;:i.ti,- pf the king, anil:no,
i, y. r• tiri• 000 pilioty, tie; itnflthat, otter cal- I ,
• tiding ~ii the-duties it:comb:mi . ou his Several
• stations-in lifa;his death would, be lamented'
by a whole nation, and fifty thousand mottrp- ,
fers.ruld follow him to the lave—the vii'la.•
.-;derfol`Prediction would have-been lauglied at:
even by a fond Mother, For poor young Jae-
. ques had not . the . advantage of going toeehool,
end. lie deplordd it bitterly: While you 'indulge
only in playing and rambling, and do. not a
roil yourself of the opportunities which your
- fa•miliand the state' offer You, lie learned
the rudiments of rendlig and writing, - as it,,
were, by himself, and certainly with much
difficulty ; and after having been a'kind of
errand -boy in a country-office, and improved
himself ns well as he was, able, he set out for
Paris; where be arrived pennyles.i, and haying
. nothing- to trust to
: hut God and a letter of
recommendation to acelebrated banker„Mon
sieur Ferregaux. As soon as might be; he
- "went - to - the - house - of - this - gentieniiin, -- anct - hiel
- heart - heat lcrudly when be presented this let
. ter, for,iikltwere,concentrated all his hopes
• -in li . ' 'lie bad net eaten . , anything . that
g, 'and did not possess a single., son to
to buy a dinner; and, besides lie wets Some
• . hundred-leagues away fri, f ;, home,. where his
..ild father and his poor mother •wSie perhaps
etariving, with nearly W-del.iiii oildren roithil
them. Monsieur kerregaus read :the letter. 1
without even remarking the pale countenance
of the young , man, and returned directly the
discouraging answer that he had already 'ff‘ie
or six olerks : too many in his .office, and that'
•,tbere was no - rouMforitiiiii '''''''''''''''''''''''
...gins,: cal hearibg. thle, was in the act. of rear.
. ing slowlY and without- a- word, although in
the direst Consternation. • ller bent his head
---itrtiespairrantl-cast-ilown-liis 2 SYMu-LlVhile-in-
this position, he saw a pin glittering on the,
floor,,and obeying instinctively a well- taught
lEttilion of his beloved motbet—to cara'fos the . ••
' smallest things—he, 6 •pieked the pia up and
put it on the mantle-piece, saying, by way of
'.apology to the banker; who had watched the
proceedings of the young man with curios*,
41.' beg 'pardon, Sir.' 'Monsieur flerregap
,:hoirever bad noticed the 'teflon, . and rc lling
~t he industrious yettb; , e;tolltitaed soddenly,. __
.' will make . room- for you la I.obatik i fetch
.. ' ii . '
yotth thioge,.and come back 4 . ectly. ,
"It• Wee.a. sunbeam : shining
dark alouds which. ad till then overhung Abe:
tpatb pflhaneedy:,eatpen" te l ritett, and you may
imagine'with -- io4 2 ttultatiot( - he - greete4 -
this ray, of i?oFb• ~.ThYs;•Tac:9,l o B . 1 4 0 -fi!te"hets,
came firal.the olOrk, then tbecashier,then the'
' Partnet,'aiiil at last the successor of 111. Parrs.
gfiui. , '-In this manner ho'beceme very . 06::...:
- thiiiike 6 a pinr4n4' mtitie.', hli '•pareate• and
-his numerous hrothersand &tare happy.l:l4..
Was - not merely wealthy 7 -tbat is common
enough—he .was a malt tif-tinsullied integrity;
and we all-knew bow the Emperor-Napoleon,
turlt le 'gemlb.
when delinrtiof 11is grave , in3t ne
intrested _hinvwith six millions .withoutgnar
„ , . ,
antee.,n`r: receipt; "loW...4afit&e:zparried , his
daughter ie'the Prinde: . de',.l4 - 11O.Sliiiwa;':,*.he et-,
clestoon of-the illusttious Mat-Aar-Noy ; low
the .most 'members of, the ..11ou - se-;
- liowle played the foremostpart revo.
11330, anti Was one of the-king Moic._
el'A ; how he was .named by Leuis..Philippe
.minister of finance, rind resigned hiinfticerath•
er thvt sign . anti popular dee,ree ; .how .he
, came poor again id the service'ilthiti country,.
and how the grateftil People subsribed twa
millions,of francs on'llis behalflo ra•estab)ish
_hisfortimes.. You youtselveti saw - to•day how
France honored this
. 0'64 Man to the last —;,-;
GO* then, Any lads, at tend.diligently your. school
"and,li!arn to value even a pin." .'•
.Having thus spoken the old man went 'may
nnd.l sow him : Co r- inifre. But his' story . lin(
-undo.o.'ilebpriitipression - on- my . -- mintl::-j-n - n - d
bed-ine a s
the school of iiidulitry, and learned r iiettt
deal in the way of.engineering. Jacques Ltt.
fitte-wasidways before my eyes.ns . a.. model;
and in passing through tite . " street which.liears
. atthe ways
felt' file iame_srkef _religione_ emotion aa_w hen.
walked past a church.- Some. , inventions I
made met with - 81)i robation ; and Mow. I .am
what you see mesa nut unimportant member
of society, on.the rohd to wealth up:it distine. 7.
CAPT. MARCY.S EXPLORATIONS
Who his not a friendamptig the - army:off'.
cers, and their families, on • ilia frontiers of
Texas and ArltauSas.? • WhO has not 'thought
of Such a friend rts'lost irt'a dim• region :that
tins nu •posSible geography A•= --a vast: -wilder:-
ness made up . of forests that begin and end
nowhere," deserts that havenaou [lines, 'river's
that run every way• and never ' g6t . in the sea,
and fantastic.tnountains that are visible im
probabilities Who has not'2-Anagined. his
- friend to be, kationed at..il fort :which can
hardly be , stationary, be drifting
a limit 'lll 2 ti'bonfuSien:of doctOities::beyiled
latitude and imigitudo ? Now, hero ie' seine
thing that clears up, the confusion-;:a_pirblic_
- d - ocument - entitled -- "Atr -E;ptc - iiiiittitt,efithe Red
River of Louisiana in 1852," by . : Ca'ptaitis
Randolph B Marcy, and Q.B. McClellan, with
large Maps and numerous lithographs of seen:
ery, geology, plants and animals. •
. Captain Marcy,•singular as it may seem,
was'thofiret to explere„tho - soiree of a great
river, pooling itself through a Statl nearly
fifty years old. from his concise 'and scien
tific, yet .plottiresqUe narrative, embracing a
journey of a thousand-miles; we take's felt of
.the•more juicy episode's, only remarking 'hero
the skilful cbuduct and.good fortune :of this
long expetlitien, in which net one of ilia.. men
'or the cattle were lost, nor, suffered very se
verely by 'the way. The'voluminous research-,
es in science wo leave to our aavans, r.
. RAPACITY OF TUE DEAR.. - ^
--- "SCYWki anechtes which — wee — related — to
racily our guide, concerning the habits otilie
black bear, would seem to entitle him to a
higher position in the scale of animal instinct
anditagaelty thari3hat of almost any other
quagiiiier For instance, he says that before
whin his bed to lie dowti; the animal invari
ably goes several , hundred yards With the
wind, at a disinnce, from lips track. Should
an enemy now come upon Ws track, he must
approach him with the rind : and with the
bear's keen sense of smell, be is almost certain
to be made awareriSrhis,piesence, and has time
to escape befire he is himself seen.
"He also states that when pursued, the
bear sometimes takes refuge in" caves in the
earthor , rocks, where the hunter often en.
(leavers; by makitig a smoke at the entrance,
to force him rTtit 4 ; but it not unftmently.hap .
pens that, instead of coming offt'Atheti' the
mein becomes too oppressive - he very delib
eratelyadvancea to the fire, and with his fore
feet beats upon it until , it 'itieOnguisheil;
-then-tetreats-into-the-eave , LThte.be_asinied ,
me he had often seen. Although these state"-,
meats would, seem to endow bruin with .some;
thing more than mere animal instinct, and ev-
ince a conception, of the oonneetionibetween
cause and effect, yet another;.arodtite which
was relatedyte me wo uld f g4,t4roire
lows quad!uped one 'of the must stupid fel.
tow- in the'ibrute creation.
"My informant says that when ! th e bear can
Aot bo driven nut the'cave bj sminike, it some
times bauemes •neteseary for tithe - hunter to
take_hie rifle, • and with a torch, to enter tha
cavern in search of hiin: One would - suppose
thin nliery hazard* undertaking and that
the-animai would Aeon ..eject the ptesumptn.,
iinaiiittAdarchntit - in ,, the -- ;contraryi - tis eaori
as he need the light intlreaOling t .,hpLeita, 41 :
right on his haunches, and with paws
`covers hie 4szie and eYflat anti remains this
position until 'the light is rethotted. Thus di,
hunter in enabled approach as
desires without danger i aud taking; deadly aim
with his faithful ride, poor bruin. is slain.—
theSe facts have boon stated to f ine by three dif
ferent,indiaus in whosn'veracity I have much ,
_„Thitt_ opyjninly.s tufting .- ones ones eypp„ to ul.
• • , •
pleniunt,trtalti4 01! doliajtie bear:seek to ex
cite the sympathy bY make-believe grief? or
has he 'ttepttn idea of dying, -covering hip
face with his pares as. Cesar did with hie uto.
tlo ? wonderful is ihht - of bruin, is the
SAGACITY OF TILE INDIAN
This Man has "often been among the praV , '
tie Indians, •understands their language - and .
character well, and 'the moment Le twee. a
irall.ifiade by th'enii or an old -deserted camp;
ho atfonotPdetermines what nation they were;
the numher of horses tind•routes-in their' Os- •
session ;._whether_they.,were. Bedew - ponied ..by
their;familits, and whether they
,were upon a
war expedition 'or . otherwisek us also, the time
(within- a tow hours) of thtiir Passing, with
many other teas of importance..
.!Thes'e raeultiq.uppar to'. be intuitive, and
nfaieti_exelusive -. 1 _ to the — Indian =f have
never seen n
these matters .with such certainty as 'they.—
For example, upou•pnssing the trail of the In
dians today, one QC our, Delawares . looked for
a inebienCat the footprints, picked up a..blade
of grass that had been crusliedlUmE_ailid the.
trail ae:made..tvr d itY
.s i nen, :411e n- to- us at.,
had every appearance,eif being quite fresh.— j ,,
Subsequent observations satisfied
. us that. he
"Upon another. occasion, : in - riding along
over the prairie,,l . saw in the sand Wh.ift—iip--
peareti to, be a ber track, with the impressiiin
of all of, the toes, foot and heel.. On pointing
it out to one of,the IndianS, ho instantly cal.
lcd-my_atlention to.a Ida e of
ahout ten inches over-the larks, and explain
ed to me that While the wind
.is bloiving, these'
blmles,nrO pressed, towards the earth, Tad . the_
:Oieillatien theret4 prT:lu'ee'd lia4 scooped out
the..light,,,sund intotlie forml. bavb•mentioned.
This when explained; was , perfectly siuipte and
intelligible, buti ism very lunch' inclined to
believe, the solution of.it Wouldlinve - putzled
the philosoptit,of.,4, white -man—for -a long
Our lafly,„eques.tr;aus,who, talie
ngrjcultural would hardly compete-.
a . . • •
with : • -
TUBAMAZONS UP TILE PRAIRIES
"It is when mounted that the Camanche ex
hibits hiMself to the best odvitubiga. Here
he is at home, and his skill in various
itierSl , llllolhil snakes nvailnblo in battle—.
suckers throwing himself„entirely upon one
sido - ot his horse, and disoleiging his twelve
withireat-riipidity toward the opposite, side,
from beneath the anitrial'sneck,-While he is at
full speed, is truly astonishing. Many of the
women are'equally expert, as equestrians,
with the men. They ride upon the same sad
dles, and intim sarnelinner, with a leg up
on each Ode of thelorse. As an example of
their 11l iu horsemanship,.twoYoung women
of one 'of the bands of the Northern Carnen;
chest while we were encamped near them, -up
on seeing some antelopes at a distance from
the camp, mounted horses, and, -with lassos
in their Winds, set off — at fell epcOin"-pursult
of this fleetest inhibilant of the plains. Af
ter pursuing them for- some distance., and ta
king all the advantages which - their cire,ui
tons course permitthd, they finally camp near
them, and, throiving the lasso with unerring
precision, secuied each animal, and, brought
it beik in triumPhuto the camp." •
History does not afford worthier eStamOes
than the Indian guides, of
"An incident which was related to me 'as
occurring with one of these guides a,few years
since, forcibly illustrateiribeir character.—
The officer haying charge of the party-%o
which he was attatehed sent him out to eiam
ine a trail he — had met with on 40 - prairie, for
the purpose of ascertaining where it, would
lead . to. The guide, after followinwit as far
as he supposed - he would be required to do,
returned and reported that it led:off into °the
li:reties toilio particular place, so far as he
could-diacciver. lie wan told that this was
'nekkeptiefactory, and dirOeted to take the trail
again, and to follow it until he:gained the re«
quired, information. lie ,accordingly went
out the second time, but did.not return that
day nor the next and the party
,after a time,•
began to be alarmed for hie safety, fearing he
, been killed by the Indians. Days
and weeks passed by, but still nothing , was
heard of the guide, until,' on arriving at the
,Bettlement, to their astonishment,
he nought his appearanee among them, and, aP 7 -
preaching the commanding officer, said, , Cap;
tain, that trail whieh you ordered'ute to , follow
terminates here.'' Hh had, , With,•intloi4tShla
and resolute energy, traversed alone, : several
-hundred-tales of -wild anti desolate frarieimith
nothing hut,' . his pale) 4401d : 0V:in for a eub- ,
siatenie,,dterpoiUo4:4l44Ame . ttf• carry out'
• the.inetruotions )11S,entploysi, to,.the letter. '
Indian fidelity, however, is , sometimes
.naughtily itPriPars from ttite
example of Ai‘iii-tiftitt Who were:.
GnEAT ,, couTo TI To TJIEUt
-"They are perhaps, A arrant - freebocters
- tan be foend upatilhe face of the earth : 'and
himeno dotibt aro strictly
FAllif FULNESS TO DUTY.
they; reglad steeling from strangers no .per
fectlY legitimate and honorable, and that man
who'has been most suctessfUl in this is the
most highly iiopored by' bis tribe. Indeed, a
yourigman who has not made one or triore'of
Wide expeditione into, Mexico" is held in but
littlorepute. I was told- by an• old_ chief of
the Ner them Camandhes, that he was the Wit
•er of four sons, who, he. said; : w'ere as, fine
young men no could be found ; that they Were
a greet Source of comfort to him in his old age,
and could steal more , •horsee thitri any, other
,in Lis band.".
A Picture of our County.
America, as slip now stands; is a striking
fact. The Western clearings, the "intmenre
farms:of the Mississipi Valley, thC Lakitiade,
the foreign immigration, toiling. Africa chained
to the car of commerce, gorgeoini and reckless'
imagination-rbfarklittr - rhey - birry and:, foye 7
shadow; They repreept Many idenv; and em-,
body inarrY a wonderful and
for business has its. dangers and daring - riti
Suffering and - endurauceintil-the, changes Of •
fortune, in this new\ twOrld of boundless re;
sources and, : fre - e
than the tales of the .Arabian _Nights. • This
bold enterprise that Stretches to" the - Pacific, •
this skilled and thonghtfuL race 'grasping a
vast empire like a homestead, to cultivate and
plant, and,adorn . ; this brave army of worship ! ,
pet's, marching on - irresistibly - to the conqUest
of nature, froma . "araittl spectacle. Though -
their . weapons—the use, the plough, and thet •
steam i-igine;—have not the Jostle .-of poetry
that gleait#lron‘ the point of the sword ; •
Illough. the heroes of fliefarim-the work shop.
and the counting-Louse,. villagp 'lamp; •
dena, -- .:die_fineetig,_.-yet-TgreaLltial ieslarfioften.y.-- -
exhibited 111 them, humble fields of man's ef-,
fort,.ond their labors found - nations, an those
of the coroi i.useet-lift the Losis of an island
-• • .
4tboVe.tlie seal, to. the light and air of lleaven
But the picture haS its dark side. The ea
gerdesire for, wealth, the " Wet:sr:apt and-Sub
hathless"-•pursuit °fit- hits becoule the univer
putadoMpii occupation.- e have ilia( =I
love of Looney which is the root' of
. 011; '
at ,, r uder - e_ deadly- shade of the tree trout
- thArtict - rtheilove - of of:
truth; and virtue;" and beauty, - withers and
dies • In-prosperityono altar's . smoke." The
'eurtiu,oolithis is upon uS.:-Our feeling's, our
idens, our aspirations, are all tutted unto go! ,
and we are starving amid our bieren n
-dance.. We Worship the material, not the
spiritual,; the visiblikand, transient, not the:
invisible and eternal. We are. practical,' not -
intellectual; and our pleasures, are of tha.sen
sea, not of the reason, imagination and! taste.
We are smitten with "the lust of flesh, and
the lust of the eye; and the pride .of life.", We
are true disciples of the ethics of interesVand •
utility, and - our only morality is cash payment. ,
Truly, lies It beetfaaid, that " he 'who makes
haste t.tiet'rich shall not be innocent.". - if
intemperate drinking be the degrading vice of .
no portion of our people,' intemperate money
making a the heseeting iqi of anotherand much - ,
larger portion , and it.is difficult to say which
is thelnore pernicious; .one, - Is' a 'vice of the
senses; destroying the mind ; the other a defti
sion'of, thetailnd-and / a selfish passion,
the moral - sentinients, and,palsying'the higher
powers of t4e . intellect. The poor , drunkard
'annot Fedidt flia baneful cup," Which be-,
numbs the - !'ebui, unpoulding
tage," and transforming him -
"Into the inglorious likeness of a beset,"
and the • infatuated worshipper of • Mammon
deliberately uses his mental faculties for hi's
owwdestruetion, prefers the ignoble and lovi
to the pure and high, and shuts out the light
otHeaven from' his life. , Successful-industry,
rapid gains, rank, prosperity, without coun
-teractiag causes le modifyYthe irfluence, have
stimulated this, passion for wealth to excess,
and have produced already in this new coun
try, luxury, venality, corruption, - contempt ,
for intellectual:pursuits and pleasures, and
sneerifig indifference to etatobling and
lidwentiinent. - ; Heuer the-v tL
of our oitiesi, t hencse the general want of lit
ers-17 Mae and otaiire ; hence the deplorable
frauds of business; hence much of _the base
um of polltioo.—,North Anterteast Review.
• Paw:ven t s Pi10?•10131t.4111L—We once eaw a
young man ;axing at the ilry'beivens, With
itt lleli. - aud a of pistols'in the other.
We endeavored to attract his attention by
:lotto a:¶, in a paper
. held la itE9
our .„, re.
latirtg-2.4 man in that of thit country,' who
bad loft home Ike, etateof mental
meat. He -lancdiately :dropped the end
pistols from hie ms's, With the ! It, is I of
whom -11-read. -, 1, - left -7humeirlay-Triendis
knew of my design. I bad of a
'girl who , refused to' rne, but emiltid
hWy . on another, I =ed '"madly from •tho
house uttering a wild' to the' God of live-;
all was a , me.. iiithout replying 2.
the? ? ?s Of my Mende,. I watt; hero . with
this t of pistols to put it . to my Xis
lke. .10 ease has no this That's