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From the Citizen
ON THE HILL-T DP
AWAY iu OW , ihin nn4 di..tnnt haSi
That littlii cnllee lien,
the clo u ds that morning 110
\Vero t ingi•il with Iwpde swi.et dyes.
That pi•aetiful spot from whirl I looliiiil
'e the future—unaware
at hLc heat and harden of the day
Alex! allui I I have borne the heat,
To the burden learned to bow ;
For I H tunnel on the top of the hill of Lifi
And Ilse, the Runge( now I
1 ntana on the top, but I 104,1, not back
Tu the way behind me spread ;
Not to the path lay feet haw• trod,
lint the path tiny obit innal tread.
Anil straight n l plain before my gnat
That certain nit are licx ;
But my sun gt..,wm larger all thn whip
An he travel.; down the Sk 10:1.
Yea, l ii i• sun of my hope grown large and gra.'
Fut, with lily chlidinh yours,
ate left thy mist that dimmed sight,
have lett tily'doliblii tintl fears.
And I has° gained in hope stud trust,
Tin the future looks bright,
That, letting go of the hand of Faith
I malls, al time:, hp right.
• only f el that faith is life
Aud death is th, h•nr of cloath
• )1 , 11 NN t. Huller up
Of a trin: and lining faith.
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ONE YEAR AGO
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Si'. ° l3:(lll'Wlo,):l l. ,,g.
AN INCIDENT OF THE REVO-
BY MRS M. E. ROBINSON
The duties of a spy, though both disa
greeable and dangerous, did not deter
Col. Hastings from offering his services
towards ascertaining the position and condi
tion of the king's troops, then quartered in
Canada.—lle was a brave and handsome
young officer, warmly attached to the
American cause, and willing to sacrifice
his life, if need be, for the good of his
countryman who were fighting for liberty
and the right.
lie was fully aware of the risk he in
curred—nor was he ignorant of alb fate
awaiting him should he be suspected and
taken. By means of various disguises
he had reconnoitered pretty thoroughly,
and had acquired much information of
an important nature. He had about re
solved to return to the American camp
and report himself to the commander•in
chief, when the following incident
strengthened his determination.
While walking along ono day, musing
upon the exditing events which were then
transpiring, he was met by ono of the
common soldiers who stopped to speak.
Tho man looked animated, and seemed
pleased with his thoughts.
‘ Halloo, comrade I' he cried, ' you'r
going the wrong way.'
I guess not,' replied Hastings, care
Well I s'pose you know best; but
you'd better go back to camp with me.
I'm going to get a description of the chap
thats been playing the spy,' added the
What about him? its all news to me,'
replied the Colonel, unconcernedly though
his pulse beat a little quicker at the man's
language ; but he had long exercised a
severe government over the play of his
features, and not a muscle expressed
You must be deaf, then, for every
body is talking about him to-day,' con
tinued the other. His name is Tom
Jar, and he's been skulking around
here, listening to what the officers say,
pumping thii men, and trying to find out
whatthe next move is to be. But they've
smelt a rat. There's a bounty offered
for his head, and he's as good as a dead
' Good enough for him P exclaimed the
Colonel, who still maintained the same
indifferent demeanor. ' His life isn't
worth much that's a fact. But I say,
comrade,' 1.0 added, slapping, the soldier
familiarly on the sholder, isn't banging
a ° little too good for the .rascal?'
The:inau replied with a course laugh
and an oath, and then- 'Passed on his way,
leaving Hastings in no enviable' state of
imidd--Hud the fellow been acquainted.
With Wilt detection would have been in
evitable. He (Hastings) had left the
barracks early that morning, noticing
nothing unusual; but probably- 'his ab
eience, added to other oireumetade'6;" had
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awakened suspicion. Not a moment was
to be lost; his life depended upon instant
concealment, a flight at that hour (it be
ing about four in the afternoon) would
be attended with extreme danger. The
soldier would hear a description of his
person, toll his story, the alarm would be
given, and a score of enemies be imme
diately on his track.
The - young officer hastily entered a
thick growth of trees near by, and look
ed about for some place of refuge. lie
could discover nothing which offered the
slightest protection but a large brush-heap,
but as no better refuge could be found,
ho concealed himself as well as possible
He heard the tramp of horses' feet
and the voices of men, in a very short
time, which was a very good reason for
concluding that he had not secreted him
self a minute too soon. They passed the
spot where he lay without halting, and
Hastings breathed more freely when the
echo of their shouts was lost/in the dis-
Time dragged on slowly. The ground
was extremely cold and damp from the
effects of a recent rain, and added to the
unpleasantness of his situation. He
dared not stir, for fear of attracting the
attention of some person who might be
lurking in the vicinity, and his stiffened
limbs began to pain him considerably.
For several days he had not been well,
and he felt that he was rapidly becoming
worse Cold chills ran over him, his
head was hot and ached badly, and a gen
eral languor pervaded his whole system.
What should he do ? lt was not quite
dark, but unfoqunatehy for-him the moon
shone brightly, and he feared being seen
if he attempted leaving his present po
sition. St) for two more long hours he
lay there, benumbed with cold, and grow
ing so much worse that ho feared, with
out assistance, he would die. But if it
was dangerous to go, it was equally dan
gerous to remain. To be hanged for a
spy was not a very pleasant idea to con
template, and ho groaned at the thought
of dying there alone.
At this moment he remembered hav
ing Seen a small cabin at a short distance.
lie would seek it, throw himself upon
the mercy of the inmates, and beg assis7
tance and protection.
He pushed aside the brush cautiously
and after glancing from side to side hur
riedly, crept a little way upon his feet,
and then gradually raised himself to an
upright position. This was not accom
plished without severe effort; his limbs
were weak and cramped, and he tottered
as he walked. llis head felt so light and
dizzy that it was some minutes before he
could recollect in what direction the cabin
was situated; but his mind became some
what clearer at length, and he moved
Suffering much bodily pain, and wear
ily dragging one foot after the other, ho
saw a light twinkling in the ,distance,
which indicated the proximity of the loW
ly dwelling. He did not know whether
the occupants wore whips or tories; but
he trusted in Providence and wont for
ward more hopefully.
He approached the cabin, but pausod
at hearing the sound of voices. Taking
a few more noiseless steps be was enabled
to glance through a rude window, and
perceived two men and two women sitt
ing within. The young officer was about
to knock at the door, when the word
spy' reached his ears, causing him to
forego his intention, and listen to bear
' I am quite confident we shall succeed,
The reward is worth trying fo•, at any
rate,' returned the other.
'What will be done with him if ho
should bo captured ?' asked the youngest
of the two females.
'No matter said the older of the two
'They won't be likely to let him go a
gain,' added his companion, with a signi
ficant shrug of the shoulders.
'He'll be treated as spies usually, are,
probably,' remarked the middle aged wo
man who had not yet spoken.
The younger shuddered and looked
wish this unnatural war Was ended,
it so brutalizes the human character,' she
said, earnestly, after a pause.
'The sooner the rebels aro conquered
the quicker it will be ended,' said one of
the men, 'so you see it is our duty to catch
this spy, who is said to be very cunning
and useful in his way. He can't be a
great distance off, and as soon as we got
rested we must take to the woods and
hunt him down.'
The other gave his hearty consent. To.
gether both men loft the cabin and passed
so near to our hero, that by raising their
hands they might haVo touched him ; but
the darkness, which had succeeded the
moon's departure favored him, and he re
Waiting until he could no longer hear
the footsteps nor voices of the retreating
figures, he stopped softly to the door 'and
Tbo latch was raised, and , a voice de
manded, 'Who's there ?r .
‘A friend ; ono, at least..who has not
the pewer to injuteeyou,' was.the reply.
The'door opened wider, and the pale,
hugger/ foe of the applioaat was birpea•
Carlisle, Pa., Friday, February 16, 1866:
ed to the woman, who scrutinized him
steadily and closely.
"Come in,' she said, briefly.
am in distress,' said Hastings, 'I ap
ply to you because you aro a woman and
I cannot forgot that a woman was first at
the sepulchre of Jesus. lam sick, weary,
hungry and. sorely pressed by my ene
mies. lam the American spy for whom
a reward 43 offered. You can save me or
deliver me into the bands of your hus
band, or those who have gone in pursuit
The mother and daughter exchanged
glances, but neither spoke, and Hastings
anxiously awaited the decision of his fate.
The woman who had opened the door
now signified by a motion of the hand that
he should enter. Ile did so, and a seat
was placed for him beside the 'daughter,
whose sympathies were obviously enlisted.
She glanced sympathizingly at his deject
ed countenance, and noted his faltering
steps and limbs trembling with weakness.
' We can give you food, but our pro
tection will avail but little after my hus
band's return,' said the woman.
' Can you conceal me?' asked Hast
inks, earnestly. Heaven will reward you
for the deed I'
The mother looked at her daughter,
and the two conversed together in a low
' We will do what we can,' said the for
mer, briefly, as she placed refreshments
before him and signified to him to eat.
' Do not stop to talk, she added, quick
ly, as the young officer endeavored to ex
press his gratitude. ' There is no time
to lose, and food will do you more good
than anything else.'
Hastings did not wait for a second bid
ding, and the nutritious beverage soon had
the effect to renew his strength and in
spire fresh courage. his head felt less
giddy, the cheerfui fire warmed his stiff
ened limbs, and he would certainly have
fallen 'asleep in his chair had not a feel'og
of dread lest the men should suddenly
return, caused him to look often anxiously
toward the window.
' They will be gone two hours,' said
the youngest female, as if to reassure him
on that point.
Hastings signified his thanks, and look
ed at the fair speaker so attentively that
a crimson glow stole over her expressive
countenance, making her look more in
teresting than before. Ile forgot, for the
moment, himself, his illness, the danger
he had incurred, the risk he now ran, ev
erything in contemplating her symmet
rical figure, regularity of features, and the
benevolent kindness that beamed from
her eyes. He was startled from his rev
ery by the barking of a dog.
"You are lost!" she exclaimed• Father
is near by !
Hastings started to his feet and looked
hurriedly about for some mode of egress
besides the door by which he had entered.
The young girl shook her head, and
her cheek turned pale with terror.—
Itastings knew that discovery was inevit
able if he remained where he was, and
that the result would be equally fatal if
he ventured to leave the cabin.
The young girl stood a minute as if
spell-bound, when the voices came near
er and nearer. Suddenly she sprang
towards a door which opened into a dark
"Go in !" she whispered, 'and secrete
yourself behind those clothes.
The officer mechanically obeyed, and
the door was quickly closed, and fastened
upon him, while his delivereik, with un
common selfpossession, placed herself in
the chair he had just vacated, and drew;
up to the small table on which food had
been placed, and very deliberately com
She bad hardly done so when her father
and his companion entered the cabin,
both looking somewhat ill-humored and
"What are you up and eating for Hot
tie?" asked -the former abruptly, regard
ing the young girl with a look of aston
ishment and displeasure.
'Because I'm hungry,' was the unhes-
'Well, and so aro we hungry, girl ; so
get something quick, for we've got to
ride a dozen miles yet ; that is if the fel
low don't disappoint us again. Confound
him 1 we might have been on the right
track by this time if the horses had been
forthcoming,' he muttered, as Hettie (as
he called her) busied herself in placing
eatables before them, as she had been
While this had been transpiring the
mother had silently left the cabin, entered
an out-building, and was preparing a
comfortable place in which to conceal
Hastings before her husband's return ;
and this will account for her absence
when his proximity had been so oppor
tunely discovered by the young, girl.
While the men were satisfying the
demands of petite she ontered,but started
back in alarm at perceiving what a
change--in affairs the last tiftden minutes
bad wrought. Hetttie caught her eye,
and a warning glance checked the ex
clammation, that/ etas on, her, lipa r and re
called her usual presence of=mind':
P-she said,-interrogatively- ap
proaching the table.
"We've had to wait for horses, hnd the
rased give us • the slip ,if me, don't.
"ride for dear life,". retorted her' hiebaud
moodily,.. say,- Ben,' ho addded with
an imOtient gesture, 'hav'nt you almost
"Just finished,' replied Ben, pushing
back his chair and buttoning his coatA
"We'll go then as soon as I get another
hat," and he approached the closet that
contained the object of their solicitude
and , pursuit. The speaker stepped in,
and commenced searching for the article
ho bad named.
The reader can imagine the sensations
of our hero, as ho crouched behind a pile
of bedding, trembling lest a sudden
movement of the man should expose his
person. Ho was certain that his heart
beat loud enough to be heard—and" when
he felt the clothes move before him he
gave up all for lost
The emotions of the young girl was
none the less intense. Her face assumed
an ashy hue, her feet seemed glued to
the floor, and her breath almost stopped
as her eye marked each emotion of her
father• As be advanced near the corner
where she knew Hastings stood she placed
her hands before her eyes and sank into
But discovery did not ensue. The hat
was found at length, and when Hettie
raised her eyes she breathed more freely.
Her father stood without the closet,whilo
his companion was assuring him that if
much more time was wasted they might
as well give up the undertaking.
"Where is he?" inquired the women,
when the men had gone.
"In there," replied the daughter,.
pointing to the closet.
"It was providence indeed!" was the
fervent ejaculation of the mother, as she
comprehended his narrow escape.
No time was lost in conducting llas
tings to the out building we have named
It was entered but seldom, little used,
and being so near the rendezvouo of the
king's troops would not be likely to bo
subjected to a very thorough seal ch by
his enemies, who probably believed him
much farther off.
In this place he remained several days,
receiving the best of care from both
mother and daughter, who visited him as
often as they could without attracting
observation. When his strength had
partly returned, and he was able to travel
his generous protectors furnished him
with a suitable disguise and by means of
the husband's absence were enabled to
assist him a considerable distance upon
his journey Ile encountered many dif
ficulties and dangers, and felt himself far
from secure until he had passed the
British lines and knew he had nothing
more to fear.
13ut he did not forget the maiden
whose prompt action saved his life.—
After the dose of the war ho met her
again under more auspicious eircumstan
oes, and plesant acquaintance terminated
in happy marriage.
Making..up a Paper.
One of the singular characteristics of
humanity is a partial or complete obvi
ousness on the part of each individual, as
to those matters about which others are
employed. The butcher has little thought
as to how his cattle are raised and made
fat, the farmer but little thought as to
what rrocess his fat cattle or fine wool
are put through after he has received a
good price for them.... • , So ,ef, other trades
and callings, except at rare intervals,ctich
one has enough in mind to be engaged
about his own without speculation of gath
ering information as to others. It is
necessarily so. A rich jiucy, and tender
roast of beef would relish but illy, if
manifested during a vivid vision of the
farmer's care and the butcher's cruelty.
A newspaper would hardly add to the
relish of the coffee and roast in the morn.
ng, or give added flavor to the cup tha
"exhilarates but not intoxicates," in the
evening if we read with a realizing view
of the nimble fingers putting to their
places letter after letter during the hours
that others devote to sleep. So of every
thing else almost.
But we have often thought how uni
versal the ignorance as to the editor's
labors in malting up each number of his
journal. Most people never give them a
thought, except occasionally to utter some
words of grudging praise, or much more
frequently, to grumble and complain.—
There is no mor9 common idea, than that
the selections are made at random,simply
to fill space. Hence people volunteer
something to "fill up," as though ,thereby
they were helping. Yet a half an editor
never selects an article or an item, except
on deliberation; and an idea to a desired
purpose and as the result of a settled plan.
True, sometimes when the cry of "copy"
is furious, he may be careless—as who is
not ? or may misjudge on the spur of the
What is true of the selections, is true
of every line written. However hastily
and rapidly the editor may be compelled
to write, all his words aro weighed, and
all his articles deliberated upon. Much
of his deliberation is peculiar, a sort of
Adiosyncracy cf the` real and careful, as
can be proved at any time when the no
vice takes up the pen_and runs the ma
chine, A slap !dash, raw hand M set in
as localizer, with . evory item of news—a
, eight,a 'Ecorse race, a run'away-l—or a mere
Mention, ivould - have whipping
tt a •
threatened, get an indignant note, or of
fend a dozen while be pleased one.—
Even for a "puff" the words must be
chosen and weighed, or the deuce will be
to pay in short order.
But we cannot elaberate. It strikes
us that newspaper readers have got to be
numerous; "everybody takes the papers"
—that the popular idea in regard to
"making up" ought to be exploded
shortly. They are in fact made up much
as the Japanese and Chinese mechanics
work in their 50 to 150 different pieces
of wood into the cover of a single small
box—with infinite care.
Just as we feel like declaring deadly
hostility to a family where we see books
put to holding up windows, &c., so wo
feel towards those who never so much as
think or care what labor, what thought,
what weary waiting and watching, what
weighing and estimating, what hopes for
general good, each single paper costs an
editor. Yet for it all, of all others, his
labors aro still in the main, lightest es
teemed, and ho is subjected to all un
charitableness, never applied to any other
class. But as the whilom, unfortunate
"pedagogue," is being transformed in
these last days into and honorable and
well esteemed worker, taking rank with
recognized professions, so we except in
the good time coming, when newspapers
readers know what it costs to "make a
newspaper," even editors will be lifted
up in the popular estimation, and if they
are faithful ones, rant at those who write
poor novels and produce tales of "blood"
and thunder, "raw heads and bloody
bones, for order.—Erehmiye-
A Hundred Years Since
how melancholy the contemplation,
when one allows the mind to wander back
through the dim vista of by gone days,
a hundrLd years ago.• But if this is mel
ancholy, how unutterably so when we suf
fer the imagination to launch out into
the mazy depths of the undiscovered fti
ture, " a hundred years hence," What
solemn thoughts are suggested ! Where,
then, will be the countless myriads who
now throng the busy streets, and to whose
ringing tread these pavements pow echo
a still small voice, stealing up from the
misty shades of the past, in hollow tones
As I Uhl IIMV , 0 put must lira•
Yes, dear reader, together we aro fast
travelling down to " that bourne whence
no traveller returns." Soon will we
have to bid adieu to kindred, friends,
loved Ones, and all that we hold doar up
on this terrestrial ball, and go down to
mingle with our kindred past. Then
death will level all ranks. Pain racks the
brow of the rich man as well as that of
the beggar, and then the palatial residence
will be exchanged for a darkened cham
ber six feet by two of mother earth, while
the diadem flashing upon the brow of
royalty, and the gems blazing upon the
breast, will be exchanged for no other or
naments than the winding sheet of death.
Where, then, will be the haughty aris
tocrat, with his chilling sneer, or the
mighty potentate, with whose name the
world resounds, and at whc9o nod mill
ions libtice and obey ? Ah, then, the
rich and the poor; the high and the low;
the king and the subject ; the wily states
man and his silly dupes ; the warrior and
the vanquished ; the plot, the counter-
plot and the victim ; the smiles of beauty
and her frowns ; alike the blushing maid
en and her sighing lover; the bright
birds singing in the forest, and the sweet
flowers ❑ow blooming in the valley;will
all have gone to share the fate of all
things mortal, while "Eietoor Quieta"
will be written high over all that remains
of them " a hundred years hence." Then
what matters our petty strifes and conten
tions, our jealousies and heart turnings,
our hopes and fears, our joys and sorrows?
What matters it, when all is over, that the
polished tongue of slander, envy and jeal
ousy now blight our fair hopes, and blast
our brightest prospects with poisonous
mildew their envenomed hearts ? What
matters the plot that now works our ru
in and misery, or the the pangs of unre
quited love borne by the breaking, bleed
ing heart, amid the taunts, the jeers and
scoffs of envious enemies, with no friend-
ly bosom nigh whereon to lay the head
and find syMpathy and comfort in the
hour of grief and woe ? What matters
it that we have trusted and been deeeiv
ed ; that we have built up bright visions
of hope, but to see through tears of woe
their brightness fade away ? What mat
ters it that clouds of grief now hover
darkly over our pathway; and that love,
friendship, joy and happiness are all hid
den from our longing vision by its leaden
lining ? "It will all be the same a hun,
dred years hence," as, side by, side,
we lie down ,together in the cold and
•silent grave, with the wild winds chant
ing requiems through the luanobes of the
cypress and weeping willows as they wave
over the dull cold marble which, - Wight
by the spulpior's hand to weep, will
be the only mourner over our ashes
" a hundred years hence."— IV. Maga-
An exchange says, "It is better ,to love a
person you cannot marry, than to merry- a
person you cannot love." This is a short text
fora long sorMon, which human experience
will COntinuo toproncli'"until the last sylla7
blo of recorded tbre."
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Curiosities of Eating
An old beau, formerly well known in
Washington City, was accustomed to eat
but one meal in twenty-four hours, if af
ter this he had to go to a party and take
a second dinner, he ate nothing at all the
next day. He died at the age of seventy.
A.Jady of culture, refinement and un
usual powers of observation and compari
son, became a widow. Reduced from
affluence to poverty, with a large family
of small children dependent on her man
ual labor for daily food, she made a va
riety of experiments to ascertain what
articles could be purchased for the least
money, and would at the same time " go
the farthest," by keeping her children
longest from crying for something to eat.
She soon discovered that when they ate
buckwheat cakes and molasses, the};were
quiet for a longer time than after eating
any other kind of food.
A distinguished Judge of the United
States Court observed that when he took
buckwheat cakes for breakfast, he could
sit on a bench the whole day without
being uncomfortable hungry, if the
cakes were omitted, be felt obliged to
take a lunch about noon. Buckwheat
cakes are a universal favorite at the win
ter breakfast table, and scientific investi
gation and analysis has shown that they
abound in the heat forming prinsiple;
hence nature takes away our appetite for
them in summer.
During the Irish famine, when many
died of hunger, the poor were found
spending their last shilling for tea, to - -
bacco and spirits. It has also been often
observed in New York, by those connect-
PA with ch.rituttle Institutions, that when
monoy was paid to the poor, they often
laid out every cent in tea or coffee, in
stead of procuring the more substantial
food, such as meal or flour and potatoes.
On being reproved for their apparent cx
travagance, and improvidence, the cry
universally was in both Oases identical ;
their own observation had shown theM
that a penny's worth of tea, tobacco or
liquor, would keep off the sense of hun
ger longer than a penny's worth of any
thing else. Scientific men express the
idea by saying; " Tea, like alcohol, re
tards, the metamorphosis of the tissues ;
in other words, it gives fuel to the flame
of life, and thus prevents it from con
suming the fat and flesh of the body."
If a person gets into the habit of tak
ing a lunch between the breakfast and
dinner, he will soon find himself getting
faint about the regular luncheon time,
but let him be so pressed with important
engagements for several days in success
ion as to take nothing between meals, it
will not be long before he can dispense
with his lunch altogether. These things
seem to show that, to a certain e±tent, eat
ing is a mere habit. Whole tribes u
Indian hunters and trappers have been
known to eat but once in twenty•four hours,
and that at night.—/Mrs ./otirma
A CHRISTMAS TALE.—There once
dwelt in what is now a famous city, nut
a mile lrom Boston, an opulent widow
lady, who once afforded a queer illustra
tion of that cold compound of incompa
tibles called " human nature."
It was a Christmas eve, during one of
those old-fashioned winters which were
so bitter cold. The old lady put on an
extra shawl, and as she hugged her spiv•
ering frame she said to her faithful no-
" It's a terrible cold night Scip. I
am afraid my poor neighbor, Widow
Green must, be suffering. Take the
wheelbarrow, Scip ; fill it full of wood ;
pile an a good load ; and tell the poor
woman to keep herself warm and comfor
table. But before you go, Scip, put some
more wood on the fire, and make me a
nice mugrof flip." These last orders were
duly obeyed; and the old lady was thoro
ughly *armed, inside and out. And now
the trusty Sciplo was about to depart on
his errand of mercy, when his considerate
mistress interposed again :
"Stop Scip. You need not go now.
The Itealher has 'moderated !"
ROMANTIC COURTSIIIP.-r gave her
a rose and gave her a ring, and asked
her to marry me then, but she sent them
all bank, the insensible thing, and said
she'd no notion of men. I told her I'd
oceans of money and goods, and tried to
fright her with a growl ; but she answered
she wasn't brought up in the woods to
be seared by the, screech of an owl. I
galled her a beggar and everything bad;
I slighted her features and form ; till at
length I succeeded in getting her mad,
and she raged like a ship in a storm.
And then in a moment. I turned and
smiled, and called her my angel and all;
sl:ke fell into my_ arms like_ a wearisome
child. and . exclaimed : " We will marry
—A farmer . , passing through a village,
stabbed n dog,' whb attacked him, with his
pitch-fork. Upon being carried before a
Justice, he was asked why ho did not strike
the cur With the buy of his weapon ? "So .I.
should;" replied be,' "if the dog had run at
me with his tail."
' —Though a man has all other perfection
and wants discretion, he.,Will be a no great
cOusequonee,in,the world ; but if he lias this
single talent , ia perfeCtion 414,1)4 n ccpnio
ohnie of others, ho 1nay,40. - .:what ; he ,pleases
'in his particular station of life
Every man should keep the wolf from
his door, and his mother in law too, if he
Every woman has a right to be what
age she pleases, for if she were to state
her real age, no one would believe her.
Every woman,who makes pudding has
a perfect right to believe that she can
make better pUdding than any other
woman in the world.
Every man who carves bas a decided
right to think of himself by putting a few
choice bits aside.
Every woman has a right to think her
child the "prettiest little baby in the
world," and it would bo the greatest folly
to deny her this right, for she would be
sure to take it,
Every young lady has a right to faint"
when she pleases, if for lover is by her
side to catch her.
Every fool has a right to be on the best
terms with himself, and that man is a
great fool who differs with him about
Every child who makes a noise has a
right to be turned out of tI room ; and
supposing you have not the right, you
are perfectly justified, if parents are ab
sent, in usurping it.
Dew-Drops of Wisdom
The affections of a woman aro too sa
cred to be trifled with, those of a man
aro more easily alienated. A bankrupt
in one place, he - speculates in another ;
but a woman in bestowing her heart,
gives us the fee-simple of her affections,
and in giving us what cannot be given
twice over, she gives us that which gold
with all its power is unable to supply.
NEVER quit your hopes. Hope is of
en better than enjoyment. Hope is of
en the cause as well as the effect of youth.
t is certainly a very pleasant and heal-
thy passion. A hopeless person is de
serted by himself ; and be who forsakes
himself is soon forsaken by friends and
TRUTH, which is eternally the same,
has nothing to fear from the operation of
conflicting opinions. She lies upon -her
finipt hod, nt thQ hnttorn of the sea, while
the surface of the element that forms
her gentle covering has, perchance, been
agitated by many a naval conflict.
IN the married state, husband and
wife are so indentified with each other,
that it is no more possible for one of
the parties to be happy and the other un
happy, than it is possible for the same
individual to be happy and unhappy at
one and the same moment.
Sucli is the forceof imagination, that
wo continue tafear long after The cause
which produced the fear has ceased to
exist.—Who is there that has met his
schoolmaster in after-life who does not
feel himself, as it were, spell-bound in
As our bodily health cannot be im
proved fropn any cause, without produc
ing, at the same time, a beneficial effect
on the mind, so we cannot be out of health,
without our mental powers being at the
same time impared in a corresponding
WHEN mutual love is not attainable
it may be a question whether, on the
whole, it be better to love or be loved.
I would say that both sexes are equally
capable of loving, and both may be
equally worthy of being loved ; but that
man is more -especially formed to love--
woman to he loved.
limmuNEss.—Our life, it is true, has
its bright and its dark hours, yet none are
wholly obscured, for when the sun of hap
piness is set, the reflected moonlight of
hope and memory is still around us.
LAW.—Law, like the commandments,
does justice unto children in the third
and fourth generations, but unfortunately
lets the father starve in the meantime.
WHEN we arc laboring under any
physical malady, we see everything
through a distorted medium. We aro no
longer masters of ourselves, but the vie•
tins of a distempered imagination
Solt I.: of our finest exotics have been
imported from barren deserts, soloe of
our noblest ideas have been the offspring
of an uncultivated . wind.
FLATTER your equals, and they will
soon become your superiors rwhat we
add to others is so much taken from our-
TRUE honor is that which refrains to
do in secret what it would not do openly;
and where other laws are wanting, impos
es a law upon itself.
THE crires and anxieties of life will be
felt by us in a greater or less degree in
exact proportion as we enjoy at the time
a greater or less degree of health.
IN all nervous disorders—disorders,
that is that originate in moral causes—
diet can do but little for us, and medicine
WE HAVE often heard of the height -
of extravagance; lately we heard an in
stance of the height of enconomy---bord-:
ering on meanness. A man of immense
wealth in one of our large cities was sick:
At length, after some weeks of illness,
Ile died during the hours of night. A
child, only heir to his vast estate, sat by
the window, the next morning watching
the advent of the physician. As he ap
proached the house, the bereaved' one
lifted the sash and cried out, "It all
over, doctor ; you 13,eedn't come in.'
6 WE SELDOM EAT LiiNCII ; but if you
like something nice in the middle of the
day, take a fine oyster and rap him in
the thinnest jacket of the first ,bacori—
fasten with the tiniest silver skewer.
Place him on a small pedestal of not very
thin toast, and put , him 'into a Dutch
"civOil i .:' - ' l hoiv him the fire=not too long-
?and 6at hint, multiplied; of course,;by
the powe'r of your appt ? tite r . There be
Truths from Punch