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“To charm the languid hours of solitude
He oft invites her to the Muse's lore.”
The Bride's Farewell.
Br 2dllB. lIEMANS,
Why do I weep, to leave the vine
Whom clusters o'er me bend?
The myrtle, yet, oh ! call it mine !
The flower. I love to tend ?
A thousand thought. of all things deer,
Like ehadowe o'er me sweep,
I leave my funny childhood here,
Oh ! therefore let me weep.
I leave thee, sister! We have play'd
Through many a joyous hour,
Where the silvery green of the olive ebedo
flung dim o'er the fount and the bower!
Yes ! thou and I, by atream by shore,
In song, in prayer, in sleep,
Have been as we may be no more:
Kind sister let me weep I
i leave thee, father ! Eve's bright moon
Must now light other feet,
With the gathered grapes and the lyro in tune,
Thy homeward steps to greet!
Thou, in whose voice, to bless thy child,
Lay tones of love so deep,
Whose eye o'er all my youth halls smiled,
I leave thee ! let me weep !
Mother ! I leave thee i On thy breast
Pouring out joy and woe,
I have found that hole place of rest
Still changles ; yet I go !
Lips that have lulled me with your strain,
• Eyes that have watched my sleep—
Will earth give love like yours again?
Sweet mother let me weep !
ie kind to thy father—for when thou wert young,
Who loved theo so fondly se het
lie caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue,
And joined in thy innocent glee.
He kind to thy father, far OW he is old,
His locks intermingled with gray;
His footsteps are feeble, once fearless and bold,
Thy father is passing away.
Be kind to thy mothe:—for 10l on her brow
May traces of sorrow be seen;
011 well may'et thou cherish and comfort her now,
For loving and kind hash she been.
Remember thy mother—for thee will she pray,
As long as God giveth her breath; ,
With accents of kindness, then cheer her lone way,
E'en to the dark valley of death.
Be kind to thy brother—his h'eart will have dearth,
If the smile of thy joy be withdrawn;
The flowers of feeling will fade at their birth,
If the dew of affection be gone.
`Be kind to thy brother—wherever you are,
An ornament purer and richer by far
Then pearls from the depth of the eeu.
Ite kind to thy sister—not; many may know
The'depth of true sisterly love;
The wealth of the ocean lies fathoms below
Tho surface that Sparkles above.
Thy kindness shall bring to thee many sweet hours,
.And blessings thy pathway to crown;
Affection shall weave thee a garland of flowers,
Moro precious than Wealth O'r re tewn.
The Tomato appeers to be one of theiniiverieli
ties, and approaches man in every shape. Torriito
pills--food and physic—Wail the rage a few years
ago, and now we hear of tomato wine—victuals
amldrink. To make tomato wine, Alio folloWing
recipe is given - ill tl Prario Farmer:
“To one quart of juice, ptrelspound danger, and
'Clarify it• as for sweermeats:--The. above is very
much improved by adding a small proportion of the
juice of the compton grape. The subscriber be
lieves this wine far better and much safer for a
tonic or other medical uses than the wine generally
sold as Port Wines, &c., for such purposes. It is.
peculiarly adapted to some diseases and states of
the system; and is particularly recommended for
• derangements of the liver."
Autercnvrone..Seene, a corn -field; men with
loam' titne, eleven o'clock, A. M.
Enter Squire, the owner of the field.
One of the .uteri spike; Squire, it's eleven
o'clock you know, and wo are thirsty, and tho
scripture says: "If any man thirst, let him come and
18quiie; Ayo, but 'the Scripture also we; "Hoe,
vie* OW the thissetcht"
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From the Ladies' National Magazine.
DT ELLEN ASUTON
! s . ‘ P.Aa Earnest, do lay aside your law papers.
'I declare I shall not suffer you," continued his wife
playfully,. No.be devoted to anything but myself."
tier husband looked up from the huge brief, with
the wearied. look.of ens almost worn out by inees
east mental labor,. but a smile instantly came over
hie face as he met the eyes of his sweet wife.
Then yon will break your promise, Belle," lie
said, "for you know I told yau, when we married,
that the law would be thereafter my mistress, al
most as.much as yourself." . .
"So you did. But you aro ruining your health
by this, close application, and, ae I made no con
tract for that, you must give, up these papers for to
night. You toil too hard: I did not think of this
when we married, Or I Would net have been so sel
fish," she mid with a sigh, -
“Nay, nay, Belle," replied her husband, pushing
back his choir from the table, and affectionately
taking the hand of bin wife between both of hie,
" , there is no need to reproach yourself. If I work
hard it is because lam ambitious. Fe: your sake
lam resolved to win a foremost place at the bar,
and with it opulence; but instead of repining at
the toil that lies before tee, I bless God that you
have been the means to force it on me., What
would I have been but the idle spendthrift I was
fast becoming, if I bad remained my uncle's heir
and married Helen Weston F It was my love for
you, which procuring my disinheritance, made me
what I am!"
"Ah, had I but known it in time—had yoU only
told me that you sacrificed fortune for me—"
"You would have refused me. You haVe said
the same a dozen times before, Belle, and I know
you too well to doubt your word. It was for that
very reason I did not tell you. Had I informed you
that my uncle would cut me off without a shilling
if I married you, a mistaken pride would have led
you to cancel our engagement. And what would
have been the consequence ? Neither of us would
have been , happy ; for ours was not the love of
children, but cl adults, an affection founded on a
knowledge of each others character and not on
boyieh and girlish caprice, Whom God has thus
joined us together, in spirit, let no min put asunder;
and we should have ten acting criminally had we
Welsch our plight to gratify the unreasonable and
tyrannical whim of my uncle." .
"But he was-year nenrest relative.-"
' , Granted. But had 'he been toy father. it would
have been the same. No one goes further than I
do in upholding the rights of parents; and, as a
general rule, their commands, even on the subject
of marriage, should be implicitly followed. Yet,
in this case, there was no possible objection to you
except your poverty. Now, as I look at the mat
ter, this was my affair. If I choose to toil hard with
you for my wife, instead of living a rich drone as
Helen Weston's husband, it was my business and
that of no other person whatever. Besides I knew
she was not fit for a wife, at least for me ; vain,
haughty, and ill-tempered, life with her would have
been a constant scene of bickering. Nay, do not
try to defend her— T l know your good -nature would
make the beet of every one—l will, if it please you,
say no more of her; but I thank heaven that you
and not Helen is my wife."
""Ala ! Earnest, how shall I ever rrpay you for
all you hove sacrificed!"
~ By saying nothing of it. Why, my dear, /have
aacrificed nothing for you. On the contrary, all I
have of fame or, fortune, I owe to you. When I
first won your, love I was an idle man of fashion,
1 the heir expectaot,of thousands a year spent my
time at the theatre, the billiard r:oms or the race
course.. Without being acttrally depraved I was
iiistbeeoming so. It is true I had no torte for low
dissipation, tnik I was idle, and time hanging heav
ily on my itands, I sought amusement : any and
everywhere. Believe . me, the path of a rich young
man is set thick with temptation. I was already
acquiring a passion for play, when chance threw me
in the circle where you moved. It was a passing
whim, I then thought, that led ma to pay a visit to
your country town, but I now believe it was a di
rect interference on the part of Providence, who will
not suffer a sparrow to fall without taking account
of it. I saw you and loved. At first my gay com
panions tried to laugh me out of my passion; but
every day showed me more and more of your amia
bility, modesty and correct principles. You knovv
the rest. I chose' wisely in abanddning a fortune
that would have made me a sloth, and might have
been my ruiii."
o But it pains me when I ace S•eu telling thus.—
Yen Will injure your health by over-application.—
Let us be contented with less." .
"Calm your fears, dearest. My health sustains
no injury, and it is only for the past week that my
application has been so severe. this Maas, of
pens belongs to a very complicated and important
case which I was anxious to master, for it will be
the reputation of any ono man thoroughly to un
derstand it, and I consider myself fortunate in be
ing retained. It shows that my fame is extending
and that I am no longer a drone in society, but an
Ininored and useful citizen. We should all do some
good ; we owe it to our fellow creatures; and I feel
far happier since I have been able, by means of my
profession to redress injuries and right the wrong
ed. I know you sometimes think I over work my
self, and that Ido it fur your sake ; but it is not
wholly so I, toil now from a sense of duty, and
enjoy a aliptelno ?Aims in doing so. I hove dote
enough, however, for to-night-4 think I thorough
ly comprehend the case Lao wo will lay aside the
papers. But next week I shall expect you to he
very proud of me, for I intend to win this, my first
great case, in the teeth of the opinion expressed by
our oldest lawyers : end if I do so, it will restore
an estate to a widow and tier children, who have
• been defrauded of it by a miserly old muri, Who
does not hesitate to say he has the letter of the will
in his favor, and cares nothing fcir its aipirit. But
we shall see. 111 win this cause, my fortune will
be assured, and then you need have no mere fears,
as I see you now have."
Earnest Ormond has told his own story so well
that we have nothing to add to it. Three years
had now elapsed since his union with Isabel Rowe,
and during that short paled he had risen to con-
siderable eminence in his profession, surprising his,
friends by the facility with which the idle man of
fashion had been transformed into the studious and
business-like lawyer. But there had been a fund
of latedt energy hidden under the gay exterior of
Earnest, and when his uncle disinherited him, ho
applied himself at once to the study of the law, sup
porting himself out of a small legacy to which he
was entitled in his own right. Early and late he
seas at his books ; and, when the time came for his
examination, ho was admitted to the bar with the
highest honors. His energetic application to his
laborious profession soon brought him clients.—
Gifted with great natural talent., which hitherto had
been allowed to rust from disuse, he speedily became
distinguished for eloquence: suits of importance be
gan .to find their way to him ; and at length, by
the advice 'of one of the oldest and most sagacious
members of the bar, who had, been applied to but
could not undertake it in consequence of other bu
siness, he was. entriisted with a case, considered
well nigh desperate, but ore involving an immense
amount of property, end enlisting all the best feel
ings of the heart in its favor.. It was this case to
which he had alluded in the foregoing conversation
with his wife. . . • ..
"Well, Ormond, do you think you will be able
to do anything to-day'?" said one of the opposing
lawyers rather sneeringly, when he came into court.
"You might as well own the weakness of your
case and save us the trouble of bleeding."
Taint heart never won fair lady,"' retorted
Earnest, and bowing to the court, he said, "if your
honor pleases, I will go on." ~
He had not spoken for more fhen half an'hour,
before the triumphant looks of the opposing party
became changed to those of alarm; for, to the as
tonishment of all, he boldly asserted that the case
• which they so relied on as a precedent, was itself
! bad law, and contradicted in a dozen instances in
the books. He proceeded to enforce this assertion
i with such an array of authority, and to enlarge on
the absurdity of the precedent with such cogency
of mason, that glances of consternation began to be
exchanged between the lawyers for the defendant ,
and notes .trere hurriedly written and sent off for
hooks which were wonted for the purpose of exam-
I Motion. The judge, who had shook his heed when ,
1 Earnest announced bin. position, maw . began to he
all attention, and seemed profoundly struck by the
force of what the pleader.said. The news of the
impression that Earnest was making soon spread
abroad : the lawyers hurried in from their eflfcec
and from the other courts, and the space both in
side and outside the bar became speedily crowded.
The subject was one well calculated also for the
display of natural eloquence, and Earnest, in in
veighing against the hardship of the pretended rule
of law, by which a widow and her children were
reduced to beggary, in contradiction. of the plain
meaning of the will,drew tears from many an eye.
Ho sat down amid murmurs of applause.
"Well, gentlemen," said the judge, turning to
the opposite side, " what have you to say 7 I con
fess I think the cage is sifted to the bottom and that
V . , 6 have been all wrong. Unless you can overturn
Mr. Ormond's autlicirities I shall instruct the jury,
I to give a verdict in his favor. He knows more law
than all of its put together."
, .. The opposing attornies attempted to make a de+
fence, but they spoke,. all the ',virile, with a con
sciousness that they were in the wrong. As.the
judge said, Earnest had sifted the whole matter to
the bottom. The result was a charge from the
bench in his favor, and a verdict from the jury who
did not leave the box.
So distinguished a triumph exceeded anything
Which had occurred in the memory of the bar, arid
at once elevated Ormond t ()the front . rank of his
protbssion. !define he left the court-house, he had
been retained as consulting counsel in a dozen cases
of importance. From the congratulations of his
friends he broke loose as coon ae possible and hur
tied home. His wife was waiting for him in their !
little parlor, eager to hear the result, vet almes•
dreading to ask it, fur she had not her husband's
confidence of succeao. „
"I hay? won. 6i;o me joy, Della. Did I not
say I would succeed l" .
The wife flung herself into his arms, and buret
into glad tears of joy.
_ . .
"Nay, weeping," said Earnest, ~ b ut I see they
are tears of joy," he continued, us his wife smiled
up into his fitco. And then, as the cheers of the
crowd, who had followed him in triumph home,
brelte on his ears, ho added, "see what you have
made of me! I shall almost begin to think I ant a
! Earnest—you know I have not made you
"But you have, dearest. You it was that woke
nee from my spell of indolence—the necessity of
etruggling to provide you a home worthy of you,
first taught me my own abilities—and without
your love to.cheer me, in hours of depression caus
ed by hard study, I might have given out long ago.
But the goal is now won. Dear Belle, your sex
little knows tho influence it exerts. It has saved
Many a man beside me, even though ho has not had
such an angel of a wife."
Earnest fulfilled the promise he held out in his
first great cal, and rose to ho the leading attorney
of his native city, a member of Congress, a senator,
a judge, and an ambassador abroad. But he never
ceased, whenever the conversation diverged on his
early struggles, to turn to his wife with a loving
smile, and soy that 811 he bad, of fame or fortune,
he owed to her influence.
Mr. Webster's Remarks on Oregon,
The Tariff, and home Politics.
The Whigs of Boston bed a grand meeting on
Friday, 7th inst., Mr. Webster, as was expected,
made a speech, of which the Boston Conrier gives
en abstract as follows:
I think, gentlemen, that there can be no mistake
as to where we are. This is Faneuil Hall—filled
as it woe wont to be in the time of our fathers--
filled as we have seen it in our day--filled as we
hope to see it by our children, with men met to
gether to consult upon the measures to be pursued
for the benefit and to protect the hest interest of our
common country. He had not been willing to de
cline the invitation of thy committee to address his
fellow citizens on this occasion. This was truly a
crisis. He alluded to the fact that year after year,
for the last eighteen or twenty years, there had
been some object of importance—some general
topic of great interest, respecting the internal policy
of the government—agitating the public mind to
make a crisis, and ho would now nay a few words
on the present posture of affairs. He referred to
the immediate election which was to take place, and
remarked that if there was any well founded ob
jection to the present Executive of this State, it
had failed to reach his care.
, One meet prominent duty of the general govern
ment was tr manage the foreign relations of the
country, and the prepr management Of them was,
.itt a peculiar manner, of the utmost importance at
tLe present moment. But there was one subject
.or, of a hature so .delicate and
importaneti, the peace ttr.d happiness or the coun
try, that it was not easy to speak of it inn public
,and it woe necessary to treat it with
great care and discretion. , ~ _
The preservation of pecco on honorable terms
wee at rill times an object itself highly desirable,
but between two countries intimately connected,
between two great commercial countries, peace
should never be lightly nor caueelessly disturbed.
lle would say a word or two on a subject which
within a few days had created considerable alarm.
He alluded to Oregon. He asked, what is this
question! How does it stand! It was not neces
sary to go into a - history of its discovery, and the
rights of the different parties of claimants. It was
enough to nay that the proper settlement of its
houndarice had been in dispute for nearly 40 years,
There was now considerable alarm as to what
measures one side cr the tither, the United States
or Great Britain might, take, and as to the come
quences which might ensue.
The settlement of the claim to Oregon had al
ways been and still was a matter to ho settled by
negotiation. By a convention between the two
countries there bad been a joint occupancy, fir.t to
1818; then it was renewed for ten years, and then
again indefinitely, each party agreeing to give no
lice to the other when the arrangement should
cease. That notice has never yet been given by I
either party, and the subject of the settlement is
still open to both, according to a treaty stipulation.
Mr. Webster wished to speak very cautiously, and
hoped that the utmost care would be taken that he
should not be misunderstood. He would say,
what all knew, that this is a subject for negotia
tion, for discussion, for amicable settlement—it al
ways has been so. In this spirit, the government
of thin country has several times, in 1818, 1824,
and 1826.propored a line of division for a cempro
misc, for diecussion, &c. , . ,
Mr, Webster alluded to the. discussion which
took place in the British Parliament, on. the recep
tion of President Polk's message on this
the reports of which he. had read with intense in
terest; and he twist say • that the remarke of the
British minister on that occasion were such as were
proper, and made in a temper beceming large.
minded, liberal statesman. lie was disposed to
adopt the words of the English minister on that
occasion, who Said that England hal rights that .
Might to be.,and
,riist be, respected . . He (M r .
Webster) would say that this country had rights
which ought to be, which should be, and which
must be reapected. he would not express an
opinion as. to the manner in which this could be
settled, but ho had no doubt it could be settled hon
crably and securely to the rights of all parties,
Mr. Webster alluded to the situation of the
country of Oregon. which was three thousand
miles from the United States and twice as many
,England; that in the course of a few years,
probably within !he knowledge of many now pres
ent, it would be settled by fifty to a hundred thou
sand people, mostly trom this country, and a great
ninny front Great Britain—all, at any rate, Anglo-
Saxons. The period, then, is not far distant when,
from the shores of Western America, we should
see springing up a great Pacific republican nation.
which would not consent to acknowledge allegiance
either to•thia country or to England, thg this great
republic would probably adopt all the great priori-'
plea which we hove inherited front our fathers.
He would not undertake to any where • .it would be
located, whether on the Columbia
south, but that a great and ir,dependent nation
would arise on the shores of the Pacific, and at a
period not so remote as many persons might sup.
pose, ho was confident. He deprecated, then, all
stormy defiance on our side, as well as all reference
on the other to the great maudlin° power of Eng
land, both of which promised only all the horrors
of war, against which the spirit of the age was al
The settlement of the different claims of the two
eountries then, should be a matter office and fair
and amicable arrangement, the lino of. division
should be drawn so that we should go along side
by side in a straight litre to the Pacific, not only to
the foot of the Rocky .Mountains, but. oVer the
Rocky Mountain.. He would give no opinion as
to what that line should be, but the United States
had repeatedly, in 1818, in 1824 and. in 1826, pro
posed the 49th degree of latitude, and thia offer on
our part was an admission that it was a subject to
negotiate about, and not a matter entirely free
Mr. Webster neked who. wee the num in either
country who was ready to bring about a war oil
this question until he was ready to show that all
other reruns of settlement had been tried in vain?
Whoever ha might be, whether President or Eng
lish Premier, he could not, without be was able to
show that all other means had been tried and failed,
plunge the two Countries iir'to war and hold his
shaking positron an hoot ,afterwards. Whoever
should thus light up the flames of war would kindle
a conflagration that would extend over the whole
globe; he must look out for It, and expect to ho
consumed in a conflagration of public opinion. He
deprecated any alarm on this subject, and alluded
to the excitement which had been kindled at the
south, and regretted the cause of it; it should be
considered and discussed in a cool and calm man-
He said that much of the speculation on this sub
ject was but the exhibition of a great deal of pa
triotism en a small scale, and that all such would
tend to unsettle business; that threats and anticipa
tions of war produce half as Much mischief as war
itself. \W hat we want is a settled peace. All
speculations having for their object the rupture of
our peaceful reldtions were leading to consequen
ces which no man could control. Ho would adopt
the motto of a former President of the United
States, and ask for nothing but what is right, while
he would submit to nothing that was wrong, and
he would not make any particular parade of pa
triotism for the sake. °refract. ,
Mr. Webster then alluded to the Tariff, an:at 7
tempt to repeal or alter which, it is supposed, will
be matte at the coining session of Congress. How
far it would succeed he could not toll. but Ito asked
what we in Massachusetts. could expect to,gain by
any change in the law of 1842. Ile coccidered the
great question to bc, is the laboring man well on;
ere wages high, are the people in a goad condition.
We have been referred by the locofoeo party to the
great manufacturing places of Lowell, and Spring
field,end Dover, but ho would remark that if the
tariffshould be destroyed, these places and the rich
manufacturers would not sailer the most; it was
the shop manufacturer, the makers of bouts, and
hats, and clothes, he., who would suffer, and if the
tariff of 1842 should be destroyed, not one of those
who now lived by their labors on the bench or at
the anvil, could exist a twelve month.
j He referred to the peptilar fallacy of an Id rale
,' rem duty being better and more equal than a spedi-
I I fie duty, end said that from. the time of IN.'ashing
ton down to the present day, all our tariffs had re
stilted in an Average ad valorem duty of 34 pee
cent, and that according to tin sliding horizontal
scale of free trade; eo much boasted of, so often spo
ken of in England, it had been demonstrated that
to this day the tyrill of England produced oh aver
age ad ruk4,, dory of 49 per cent. It was !die
then to talk 4q act ralor . ent duty of 20 per cent.
Mr. I.‘ cbster alluded to the seperate organiza
tion of the Liberty end the Native American par.
tier. The former had voted against us at the last
election, and by adhering to Mr: Dirney, bad elect
ed Mr. Palk, and secured.the annexation,of Texas,
which they moressed to deprecate.. The lett&
were hone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh; Ito
asked what they expected to accomplish; they cart
not elect their members of Congress, and he asked
if they wanted to accomplish any thing that he had
pot striven to accomplish, if they would go further
than he in the cherished object of protecting Amer
ica. arid native American rights, within the limits
of the Constitution, • (Some one in the crowd,
bald, Good Native, Daniel.) Mr. Webster said, I
think I am. I will go as far as the farthest in the
He said that every vote thrown on Monday next,
for any other than the whig candidates, would de
prive the Whigs of so much power to accomplish
the wishes and objects of the native Americans;
that every man should vote censcientiouely, and
that although every ono had a right to vote as he
pleased, he has no right, more than a juror who
gives a verdict an his oath, to vote contrary to what
he knew to be for the support of true principles.
He concluded by exhorting every one to go to
tho polls on Monday next and vote the whig ticket;
to lay aside every other occupation, until that duty
wee accomplished, that abet that day, when tht
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question should be asked from Rhode Island to
Georgia, and to Wisconsin, how does Massachu
setts stand, we may be able to answer proudly,
look at her, and see hnw she sten&
Another Great Fire ,
Bag Harbor in Ruins! —One hundred Aortae..
two Hotels, and the Bank burned!—By the Long
Island train of last evening, we have information di
a most disastrous fire at Sag Harbor, equal in ex.
tent, its comparison with the size of the town, to
the hre at Pittsburg, Quebec. or the Now York,
conflagration... Mr. Tucker, the conductor of the
Long Island road,. who obtained•all the informatiou
practicable in the confusion, states that the fire
broke out on Tuesday night about 9 o'clock, et
which time the wind watt blowing a gale.--The
fire originated in a wooden building, and Soot& ex..
tended to more than one hundred houses, (one ac-
count says ono hundred and seventy) which were
entirely consumed. ,Arinimg the buildings burned
was the Suffolk Co. Bank, and, both of the hotels.
The loss in buildings is variously stated at $lOO,-
000 a $150,000, while the loss in merchandizo
cannot yet be, estimated, but must be very large.
The portion burned was the best business part of
the town, and has cast a shade over its prospects
that will not, we fear, coon lie removed. Among
the greatest sufferers we hear the names of Messrs.
Huntley & Mullbrd, so extensively known in the
whaling trade, in New York. We do not (leer
that any oil was burnt, or that any damage wan
done to the shipping, of which, however, thete wee
fortunately butiew sail in port. So great a cola
pally lies not visited a small town in a lung time,
nor one that will cause more distress to its mercan
tile citizens. The train of to-night will bring the
Iparticulars, which will be looked for with touch M
wrest, as the property is insured here, and the bus
iness of Sag Harbor more closely connected with
this city than elsewhere.-- N. Y. Express.
A friend once told me, that, amongst other aym,
toms of high nervous excitement, he hod been pain
fully haryassed for the want of sleep, To such a de
gree° had this proceeded, that if, in the course of
the day, any occasion led hitn to.his bed-chamber,
the sight of his bed made hini shudder ut the idea
of the restless hours he had pecsed upon a—ln
this case it was recommended to kiln to endeavor to
fix his thoughts on arorAing, at the name titan
vast and simple—such as the wide, espouse of the
ocean, or the cloudless vault of heaven—that Om
little hurried and disturbing images that flitted be
fore his mind, might be charmed away, or hushed
I to rest by the calming influences of one absorbing
thought. Though not at all a religious man at the
time, this edvico suggested to his mind, that if aft
ebject at once vast and simple . weS to be selected,
no one could care his purpose so well as that of
God, liaresolveti to make the trial, and think ui
Him.. The result exceeded his Most sanguine
hopes; in thinking of God he fell asleep. Night
otter night he resorted to the same expedient. The
process became delightful; so much so, that he used
to long for the usual time of retiring, that he might
fall asleep, as Ito termed it, in God. What began
as a mere physical operation, grew, by impercepta
tile degrees, into a glacions influence. The Wes
God who was hie repose by night, wee in all kis
thought. by day.
From the U. 8. Gazette.
Camp at Corpus Christi,
We hue the following letter from a medical gen
tleman of the army, which does mit c'eern to indi•
cote much sickness:
My. Dear.Sit; 7 -Cast your eye over the mop and
you will see our present location on the Bay of
Aransas., Under order* to report at the head guar
tors of General Taylor for duty with the Army of
Occupation, I left Plattshorg Bu rn a m N. Y ., on
the 12th of August last, end on the 24111 emarlred
at New York, on board the ship Pacific with a de
tsehmeilt.of flying artillery, and after a voyage of
twenty-five days landed upon the halo of St. Joseph.
in Aransas Bay, and in ten lays thereafter, rrpair
ed here, and was assigned to. duty with the 2d
Regt. U. S. Dragoons, as senior medical officer of
We are here encamped on a plain of some lies
miles in extent—the chelly morem of the b o y.
Some three miles, of canvass make up our comp,
which is .the largest pitched, of regular troops,
since I have been in the service. Thu ground is
favorable—the !Ay shore on the east and a ridge of
hills west; but we are badly off for fresh water,
and woud is sot plenty. No movement in contem
plated, and warlike operations not expected. In
deed, Mexico is in no situation to proceed against
no; and I believe Texas will be annexed with tho
Rio Grande as a boundary west of the Untied
States. The country is not popnlotra hereabouts,
and the few inhabitants are a low order of Sranisb,
Mexicans, living pastorally with immense Hooke
and herds. Truly each droves of tattle and horses
I have never before seen. The latter varied ir,
price before the Army arrived from one to five dol
lars, but now the price is enhonred to from five to
twenty! Rvery body rides at such a rate!
crpHusbsnd, do you helices in special judg•
ments of Providence, upon individuals in this lifo?
.Yea, my deat.'
.Do you indeed? Did one of the judamente one
happen to you?'
.Yea, my love.'
, When was it, htut4endl'
'When 1 married yov my (leer.'