Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 19, 1850, Image 1

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From the New York Tribune.
When moonless and unbroken night
O'er earth, in waves of darkness rolled,
Jelicivith said, "Lot rgEti: nr. Lain,"
situ 111.950 on clouds ofguld,
Anil MO:int:tins Smiled beneath its rays,
'Mille streams ran shouting to the sea,
And Turks am, to hail the day,
With their first song fur light so free.
The rose bell up its fragrant head,
And kissed with balmy lips the air—
The soaring eagle sky-ward sped,
To greet the sun, in glory there.
Sweet strains of joy from wood and sod—
From silver lake and blooming
Went up for light—(the smile of God)—
That shines for all, forever free.
As fihines the sun, o'er nil the earth,
Dispelling darkness with its rays,
May science smile, at every hearth,
The clowning light of better days.
God grant that binding scales ntay fall
Prom envious eyes that will not see,
Then light will shiuc in'hut curl hull,
Abd Education will be free.
"Let there be liylie? n!or.4fil the land,
Free as the sun in yonder sky,
Thou filthy vice, with leprous hand,
And crime, with gangreenod heart, shall die.
"Let there be light," and caste shall cease,
Front shore to shore, prom sea to sea,
And rosy plenty, smiling peace,
Shall most abound whore light is free.
As everything relating to the late President is
invested with n melancholy interest, we extract the
following front the Philadelphia Bulletin:
A glazier and painter, well known in the city to
the resident population, was one morning passing
through the Presidential grounds, and having no
ver seen the General, wee of course ignorant of
his person. However, while in the act of passing
the portals of the eastern wicket gates, he encoun
tered a plainly .dressed gentleman, who, intently
gazing upon the garden belonging to the Execu
tive mansion, lot lint divorce the approach of the
painter until ho had rudely come in contact with
him, "Where the—aro your eyes?" exclaited
the latter. "Can't you see where you're going? { '
"Pardon me," replied the unconscious intruder;
"but the fitet is," he added, with a good humored
smile, tens wonderift whether the garden there
was as forward as other gardens in the city, nad
did not notice your proxiinity until I had encoun
tered. you." "Cmph," observed the.painter, "do
you suppose the garden of a President would look
as fine its our common gardens? I rattier think not."
"I do not see why," continued the strange gentle
man, "for I work it myself, mid take the best care
of it." "Olt, then, yon aro the old fellow's gar
dener, are you?" inquired the painter, "Now,
tell me, is he as surly as people say of hint? I
should like to see the old codger." "IVell, my
friend," remarked the interrogated, '•I do not know
what people say of his disposition, but if it will
gratify you to be made personally acquainted with
him, permit sue to introduce myself—Gen. Taylor
et your service . "You—you General Taylor?"
ejaculated the painter, with delighted eyes, and
grasping his hands more tightly.: "Oh,i—d :"
and with that he took to his heels, never Stopping
until he was far enough from the scene of the:in
troduction. The General enjoyed the joke hugely ;
but ei-er after contended that the painter would
snake a'butl soldier.
Ilis simplicity of character had long previously
passed into a proverb, and this was but another
exemplification of it. In his domestic habits ho
was equally 'free from those rigid fonns of estab
lished discipline that mark the social schools of the
day, bat which were unknoWn forty years ago.—
Ile acted the rational man, and avoided those fri
volous and absurd innovations, as tending to rub
life of half its happiness. These unaffected traits
surrounded him with an enchanting something,
which chile it struck as peculiar to the eye, only
increased, not, our respect solely,: but our love, fur
the man. Ills hunumity also soared above re
proach—lofty as his heart u ns generous.
The Home of Taste.'
How easy it is to be neat—to be clean ! How
easy to arrange the'reorns with the most graceful
propriety. How easy' it is to invest our houses
with the truest elogrtnce. Elegance resides not
with the upholster or the draper; it is not in the
mosaics, the 'meetings,. the rose wood, the mahog
any, the candelabra, or the marble ornaments; it
exists in the spirit presiding over the chambers of
the dwelling. Contentment smut always be most
graceful; it sheds serenity over the scene of its
abode rit transforms n waste into a garden. The
home lighted by these hitimittiOns of a nobler and
brighter life may be wanting in inch which the
discontented desire; but to its inhabitants it will
be a place, far outeieing the oriental in brilliancy
and glory.
SENSIBII Yeung Indy says they may
talk am 'mttch- us - they' please •abour the virthe of
the galvanic ring, but fur her part' she huloiveil
that the welling ring is thq Aupat Rotont, ,c4r!i, for
.itelte,s of Atli piing ludicT,...
'66 - -td.4flit , ain, that is a' crack article," 'mid
a store keefteiltrYltututly iturrinkser, • "Oh," said
"if the thing is cracked, I duu'l want it."
Taken ns a whole, Jerusalem is one of the most
ill-built, complicated Eastern towns I ever visited.
Large portions of the Ilill'of Acre are completely
'mote, and cucuridtered with ruins. The Hill of
Zion, literally, as prophecy foretold it, "is plough
ed as a field," the streets are dirty and unusually
narrow; in many of them you melt large flights
of steps exceedingly difficult to mount or descend
on horseback ; the buildings aro for the most part
mean and squalid. The streets, after night fall,
are wholly in the poSsession of the Turkish sen
tinels end hurtles of proWling dogs; the latter, for
tunately for the inhabitants, acting ns public scan
. eugets. fly tiny, within the walls, there is little
moro than one unvarying scene of lifeless inactivity;
without the gates the picture is still moro lonely;
a stray fellah, a few women fetching water from
.Siloam, a stealthy .Jew or wandering Bcdawec,
comprise the chief objects to be met with in our
solitary walks. It is association that sustains the
interest of the traveller; he Jives amongst recol
lections of the past; the past sheds a halo round
the present, gilding the desolate and th•cary pros
poet with some faint reflection of the brightness of
by-gone days, till memory, fondly dwelling on the
page which chronicles the history of God's pecu
liar peoplmcalls ,to her side the aid of busy fancy.
Imagination, with. a touch, peoples the, solitudes,
restores the palaces, and =lies glad the mourning
"ways of Zion." •
Koethat the stranger must fall back on associa
tion alone to deriv'e enjoyment front his visit to the
Holy City. As the eye becomes accustomed to
the surrounding scenery, his rambles in the city
and its neighborhood become every day more in
teresting and *Using. It is pleasant to seek shel
ter from the noon-day heat, and rest beside "the,
waters of :Montt that go softly," or wander in the
shady gorge of Himmon, prying into the deserted
caves and countless sepulchral chambers that pierce
i r the rocky ,skirts of the Hill of Evil Council. The
Mount of Olives, too, barren and bare as it appear
ed on our first Arrival. at Jerusalem, now as.the
Spring advanced, put on its verdant vernal cloth-
I lag; the fig trees were in leaf, and the pomegran
ate, budded, the pcnsile crimson peeping through
1 the pale green foliage ; the olives had put forth
their delicate and fragile blossoms, while the 'close
green sward licaeatli was enamelled with wild flow
ers. Then it was indeed pleasant, at early dawn,
to climb the hill-side, or seated on the walls of the
little mosque, to watch the sun rise from behind
the mountain range of Moab, the gloomy outline
streaked with the first faint light of day, the thin
gray mist of morning yet hanging on the bosom of
the sullen lake below ; and now the craggy heights
of the desert of Judah are tinted with the purple
light, while Bethany still slumbers amidst her sere
',Mills and olive groves: The call to prayer re
sounds from the distant minaret—you turn, and the
sacred city lies like a map beneath you—the dome
of the grent mosque is flashing in the sunlight
the Septilehre of David, on thb far off verge of
Zion, reflects the rising beams--the massive build
ings of the Armenian convent stand out from the
clear horizon, and as the eye wanders from the old
gray tower of Hippiens, along the heights of Act-a,
She Latin convent, the, Monte of the Holy Sepul
'clue, the cupolas and minarets of the mosques are
gleaming in the radiance of new-born day; still it
shade lingers over the deep heti of Kedron, as if
dusky, night unwillingly abandons the dreary val
ley of the dead. Whet en expanse of view front
this crest of Olivet The eye can range from Pis-'
gals to the distant heights of Mispah, embracing at
a glance mountain and lake, desert stud solitude,
the cultivated field, and the abode of busy man;'
but now, the dear-toned music of the convent bells
fall on the car, dark specs on the flat roofs of hou
ses move to and fro; the sleeping city is awake.
But it is pleasant; above all, as evening falls,' to
sit and meditate beneath the gnarled old olives of
Gethsemane, and to think on One who "oft-times
resorted thither with his disciples ;" here was the
scone of his sore conflict and agony; from this
same consecrated spot he calmly marked the wary
stops of Judas, an descending with "his band of
mon and officers," he led them down that winding
path above there, and crossed the brook of Ken
ron, whose murmuring stream was crimsoned in
the torch-light, as if the conscious waters blushed
for the base ingratitude of man. Yes, it is pleas
ant to think of Him, resting where Ho rested—
treading the Very ground He trod—pleasant and
most profitable. The thoughts to which these sa
cred scenes give birth, should be gravels on the
"living tabletS of the heart," for then we walk not
with the memories of the past—we walk witlt God.
CALIFORNIA.—Edwin Bell, Esq., formerly ed
itor of the Hagerstown Torch Light, writing from
Sun Francisco to a friend in Virginia, says—
"l; regret [should this ever reach you] that I
cannot give you such encouragement no I shall be
expected to give. Sincerely and frankly, I can
not adviso you to come here. You may succeed,
or you may fail, the failures being ten to one in
proportion to the success ; The groat mass would
be glad to ge home, Willey had money enough to
carry them hack, I know you well, and I hove
uu indistinct knowledge. of things here, and ifyon
wish my advice, will tell you to stay iyherq yen
are, and be content with your lot."
Cl7l - Tri 11 1 11 :1 11 Writing from Cat:tonna says :
it is an cAigant country. :rite heti bugs are
as big as Ilitiitar put. , alltile the flcai ;11;0 used for
crosting srseka with--oneliiii; and they tire over,
with two Ott their hacks.
A country girl in writing home about the
"Polka," says the 'timing is not. much, but the
"hugging is"buttyettly." That Toting inds should
certainly bc dieted !
Our readers mast have noticed before now that
the tone of remark mid fi•cling with which clandes
tine marriages are commented upon in conversation
and by the press generally, is ono oflevity and un
disguised satisfaction. It is commonly regarded
as one of the best jokes, if a foolish daughter of
fifteen M. sixteen years of age succeeds hi outwit
ting father and mother and runs off with a com
parative stronger. Editorial wit is taxed to its ex
tremest capability to render rediculous the distress
and anxiety of the bereaved father, as he follows
his wandering child. And if fortune favOrs the
runaways, and the knot is tied before the parent
eau interpose a warning word, the general joy is
rapturous. It is a triumph of young lobe over
stern, unsympathising, tyranical house-hold au
thority, which calls for the merriest celebration.—
Or, if the idea should occur to any one that all is
not quite right in such cavalier treatment of parents
it is soon apologized for by the sage observation,'
that young folks will be young folks.
Take it all in all a stranger to our manners and
customs would be likely to infer that parental
rule and council implied something very dreadful
and oppressive and that the young ladies of the
11001 were held iu home bondage of the Most unjust
and ungenermtl character.
At the risk of being regarded as very sill fash
ioned, we shall nevertheless acknowledge that we
rarely can see anything of the nature of a good
joke in a clandestine or. runaway wedding.• We
confess to a feeling of sadness and evil foreboding
when we hear that a young girl who is a mere
child has made up her mind to repudiate the love
dnd anxious care of the mother who bore her, and
of the father who had cherished her as his life ;
that she had turned her face away from the alter
of home, from the nest of her infancy, and put
herself into the bands of a man whom her parents
dam not trust. .
We need hardly remark that marriage is the
great event of woman's life, from which all other
events take their coloring. If she err here, her
whole life is one of unavailing penance, or scalding
tears, of sharp blighting Borrow. She cannot go
back and undo her fault ; she dare not look to the
future, for it is all fiessolato to her. These things
being so it follows that a young lady should yield
her hoe and heart only after the most prudent and
cantimis.forethought. She should avail herself of
thomisdom and experience of those who love her,
and above.all, of her parents, and, after, all she
will feel that the chances are sufficiently numerous
that she may still snake an unwise choice.
But in most clandestine marriages, the girl is a
child, ignorant of the world; without experience;
deficient in judgement; her mind probably filled
with false notions mid fanciful day-dreams, derived
from novels and romances. She meets a young
man at a party, or a ball, or, no matter where, who
seems interested in her, and she is flattered by his
4parent admiration. No conducts her home;
calls on her. the next day;. repeats his call, and
they aro thenceforth in love, if they wore not at
the first glance. They have become the Romeo
and Juliet of what is a play in the outset Sat a tra-.
gedy in its close.
The incompetence of the young girl to estimate
the character of her lover is pert:vett) , apparent to
every one but herself. It is enough fOr her that he
appears to love her sincerely and ardently. He
prOposes marriage to her, and is probably accepted
without vat:volc° to parents. He entreats that nu
early day may be nained for their mien. If there
is any doubt of her parents' concurrence, this is
granted, too; and if parental objections threaten
to interpose, an elopement iathe next question ag
itated and agreed to. They are consoled'by the
thought that there is something romantic in a Bum
way match ; and that suet' things are ratherpraised
than condemned; and besides, after it is all over
it trinket be difficult to make up with father and
A reflecting woman would see that the young
man who suer for her love without the sanction
of her parents, gives prima Judei evidence that
something is wrong ,about him; something that
shuns the light and fears investigation. A woman
in her right mind would say "My parents I
know and confide in ; they Jove. me and my hap
phiess ; their lot is bound up with mine, so that if
I err, they , will be wretched. They shall be my
counsellors. I will not trust my own too partial
eye to investigate any lover's character, and I will
refer to thorn." Such would be any prudent girl's
course, and such a course would seldom, if over,
end in an elopement.
But such is not the course of that large class of
young girls onus figure in runawaymatches. And
the consequence is that such girls ration easy
prey to the thousands of genteel good looking loaf
ers, worthless, portionless and heartless vagrants
who -ontrive to keep up a respectable exterior by
preying upon society.
While we write these lines we think of the mul
titudes of once young, thoughtless girls, who hail
fhllen into such hands mid found after a few months
of married life, their'terrible mistake. They sea
wines it is too late—they nestles when there is no
remedy fur it, that they have plunged into an abyss
of Misery; instead of stopping into a heaven of
earthly bliss, and new , •Casting thchnselves ones
more upon the parental bosom, exclaim in a con
cert .of agony "Would to God wq had, .never
watulned hence I"
er "Papa, have giins got legs?" "No, Jamett.'+
"I low do tl,cy kick; thch ti rduinq... Alikp
:ova tikiy kick with their breeches.
irsr.Sam Slick lap that goTtiTigin have is
s me
what liko guttipg *Oa. nu more a 4iLtr
Slit. woreitv 3x0W4,t0•
On a trip up the Tennessee'river, Jim and his
crew got out of meat. They.could. not think it
fair play to.he without meat in .a cane country,
where there were so many fat cattle. So as usual
they selected the best andihttest beef they could
that They obtained one that would weigh about
seven hundred pounds, which was neatly dressed
and taken on hoard.
About three hours afterwards, fourteen men
came down to the boat with rifles, charging Jim
with having stolen a beef. Jim did not show tight.
The crew paid no attention to what was going on
—some were sitting on the running boards, with
their feet dangling in the water—several were
ing upon deck on blankets—every one seemed dull
and stupefied. Jim was seated on the bow of the
boat, his head resting on his hand, when he was
again assailed.
"I say, your men have been stealing the best
beef in all these parts."
"There must be some mistake," replied Jim
very quietly.
"Yes, yes, we know there are strangers here, on
this very boat—they have beef on board, and we
will have it off."
"The boat is open, go look for yourselves, gen
tlemen, but you will find a mistake sartin—bet go
and sati.,fy yourselves•on that point."
"That we will," said they, "and in an instant
have the beef." • ••
So at it they Went I first having placed three men
.48 a guard, to see that the crew did not ploy some
trick. The others mode a search by rolling mid
re-rolling everything in th bovt, and still no beef
wt* foiled. One fellow declared that they had left
no place unscarehed, where the four quarters of a
cat could he hid, let. alone a big ox. The same
gravity was preserved by Jim. He wished the
giintlemen to be "perfectly satisfied."
The fact was, while the crew was skinning the
beef, one of them discovered a man watching them
from behind a tret They took no notice of it,
but when they came to the boat, they told Jim.—
Up scratched his head a little while, and tLenpre
pared for just such a visit as he received.
He placed the four quarters of beef on the deck
of the boat, and spread the bide over them—on
this he spread all she blankets, and four men lay
down on these blankets. Jim, as before stated,
was on the bow of the boat, continually wishing the
gentlemen to be satisfied, "but they would find a
mistake, sartiu."
.As the beef limiters proceeded with their search
Jim continued to urge upon them the importance
of a strict search.
"Look about and be satisfied, gentlemen—look
where you please—but there is one thing I must
ask of you, not to disturb them there sick men.—
We buried two yesterday with the small pox, and
them there four men arc very sick—very sick, in
deed, gentlemen, and I must beg of you nut to dis
turb them. It is always the worst thing you can
do to disturb a sick mau, especially if he be near
• his last—it kind o' makes the blood fly to the head
to be disturbed," &c,
But long before Jim bad closed his speech ho
had no listeners. If ever there were pale faces,
fallen jaws, and ghastly looks among a set of men,
it was about that time and place. They moved
elf without speaking a word; and thus Jim lost
his visitors and kept the beef.
Good men may change—had men don't.
Time wi!l tarnish the hest of steel—but who ever
saw brass rust? A scamp 'may join the church
forty times, but you will never learn him to fore
go the luxury of cheating. The only habits a
rogue changes when he experiences religion are
those made by his tailor • The 'best crop a
man can raise; after all, is a crop of children ;
provided he only - educates them properly. WO
known friend of ours who derives a revenue of
sixteen hundred dollars from four boys, which is
a better yield than . any farm in the country turns
in. Asa matter of money, therefore, matrimony
is among the most productive pursuits that men
and; women can engage in A FAIR NM
RENCC.-Tltat when you see a man and woman
walking a great ways apart, they are husband
and wife. WI7 'a people are courting, they are
rolled up into' Inc another like n pair of gloves.—
Many them, howeVer, and they repel each other,
as do each particular hair on the head of him who
has an electrifying machine attached to his cassi
meres Nine o'elocl , is never so long a-cotn
ing as when a girl is sitting up for her bean. To
make moments holirs; all that is necessary is to
mix them with.a little jealousy MEN aro as
easily Con& as cat-fish. All that's required is a
difference in your bait. If you would notch a
yoUng•Man for instance bait with a petticoat. if
yen are oiler an old Sinner, fasten on your hook a
doubloon AN Norman/v.—. Bill give me
a bite of apple and I will show you my sore toe."
Of course Bill did It—for such on overture could
not be resisted.
A Czrtr, REQUEST.—An old lady observing a
sailor go by her door, and supposing it to be her
Billy, cried' out to him, 'Dilly where is my cow
gone?' The sailor replied, in a contemptuots
manner, 'gono to the d—l, for what I know.'
'Well, as you Oro going that way,' said the old
woman, wish you would just let down the bars.'
0 - If life be a ba . ttic, how mad must he he
who fails to arm himself for the contest. If life
be a sterns, how infatuated is he who sleeps while
his bark driven amid unknown Witter's: If life
he a pilgrimage, how all:wise is who strays from
the right road nor seek, to retara until the tWllight
shailoas gather route! his patinray.
114 , We have :welt the ttuttlgtapit of tlµ bla,k•
sittith uh..) the
Largeness of SouL
Belfislmess is too common in our world. We
do not feel that our neighbor has a claim upon us,
and we a claim upon him. We are all sensitive
enough about our own interests, but blind to those
of others; and if we all knew and felt the mutual
relationship by which society is interwoven togeth
er, and could recognize the nearness of interest
which exists between us, human society would be
unlike what it is at present. Ile generous tong
around you; the example will haven reflex power,
and at some future time it may tell powerfully up
on your life. Let the influence of your whole soul
be felt in fitvor of a noble benificenee—deal justly
but whenever occasion offers do not be backward
to assist the deserving. It matters not that you
never received such assistance—it would have been
like water to your thirsty soul; and then it is in
your power to give it to another. Your good deeds
may tell on a coaling generation. The man and
woman who tossed coppers to the poor student in
the streets of Erfur had little thought they were
aiding hint who should be the agent in sending a
thunderbolt into the Vatican which would shiver
the foundations of the papal throne, and rend the
night of despotism and gloom. When a faithful
Sunday school teacher invited the ragged Sabbath
breaker into the doors of the Sunday school, and
gave him decent garments, he littlo thought he
Was laying the train by which the millions in Chi
na would receive the Bible through the hands of a
Morrison. ,Atul when George house, of, whom
Franklin speaks in his personal narrative, brought,
the "eonntryman with his five shillings," he knew
not that the printer was only the earthly devetope
ment of one of the greatest philosophers of modern
times. - Be noble, be generous—and yon tiny live
to know that you have cheered another Franklin,
and multiplied your influence as did Geo. House,
in his hands—for as Franklin observes, the grati
tude he felt towards House, often made him more
ready than perhaps ho would otherwise have been
to assist young beginners.
Jokes upon Scripture.
It is very common with some persons, to raise
a laugh by means of some ludicrous story connec
ted with a text of Scripture. Sometimes it is a
play on the words, a pun ; at other times, a blun
der; and not seldom, downright impiety. Wlutt
ever he its form, oven when lightest, it is no to
vial offence, leading as it does to prattle eon
, tempt of God's word. Those who practise this,
have never been celebrated for genuine wit. The
laughter which.they call forth is provoked solely
by the unexpected contrast between the solemn
words of Scripture and some droll idea. There is
no real wit in the case ; and the flattest persons in
society are most remarkable for these attempts.
The evils arising from this practice are greater
titan appear at first. It leads, in general, to ir
reverence for Scripture. No man would jest with
the dying words of his father or mother ;*yet the
words of God arc quite , as solemn. When we
have heard a comic or vulgar tale connected with
a text of Scripture, such is the power of associa
tion, that we never hear the text afterwards with
out thinking of ajest. The effect of this is obvi
, out. lie who is much engaged in flats kind of
false-wit, will come at length to have a large por
tion of holy Scripture spotted over by his unclean
Beware of jesting with sacred things. Shun the
eotnpany of any one who practises this, as you
would shun a loathsome disease. Frown upon
every attempt to provoke your smile by such
means.—Christain Messenger.
Salting Straw.
As the period is at hand for thrashing out grain
it might be well to remark—particularly to those
living in a region where the hay crop was short—
and the use of the straw for fodder becomes impor
tant—that a great inducement to animals to eat it
freely, is to salt it in moving away in the barn, or
in stacking. The animal requirement for salt "will
canoe them to eat freely of straw every day ; pro
wired their hay is not salted, and they are not pro
vided for otherwise. A large amount of straw
may, by this course, be made available for sustain
ing animals, and an extra conversion into manure
' he produced.
It is a had practice to salt all hay put into the
barn, as the animal economy only requires it at
stated periods. In salting hay, only the poorer and
coarser sort should be served, and when all their
food is thus prepared, animals are apt to loathe
it and sometimes it produces scours.
When straw is properly salted, the animals
should be fed with hay, allowod free access to tho
straw stacks, or have it fed out once u day.—
What they do not oat goes into manure, and forms
litter for the animals, and an absorbent for the li
quid droppings.
Smoking Potatoes.
A Correspondent of the Cultivator, writing (*rota
Green Bay, Wisconsin, says have been in
formed by a gentleman of lay acquaintance, that
ho stopped his potatoes from rotting by smoking
them. After the potatoes were dug and placed in
the cellar, (an out door cellar) he built a smoke
and coiainned it eight or ton days, when the aba
ci] parts dried up, and the'test of the potato re
mained good and sound 'throughout the winter.—
The remedy was discovered by placing tire iu on
uudnishod cellar to prevent the vegetables from
timing—immediately atter which it was found
that the potatoes stopped rotting. 110 soys be lots
tried the experiment for throo years past, and he
hos never known it to fail.t'
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VOL. XV.--NO. 45.
A Rich Love Letter.
The following admirable hit at those love-sick
swains who indulge in an extravagant prodigality
of honeyed . words awl hyperbolic phrases, when
addressing their duiciocas, we take fana the Aber
deco (Miss.) Imiependent. Such a rich piece of
literature should be preserved:
Arun., Ist, }no,
Most trancentlent and egregious Miss:
Would that my pen were dipped in the dyes of
the rainbow, plucked from the wing of an angel and
mended with the prayer of an infants wit I then I
might expect to paint the burning briginnesofthat
flame which thy thrilling eloquence has enkindled.
Thou sunbeam of sentiment! soft moon-light •of
modesty ! thy voice is as gentle as the first stirring
of an -infant's dream—thy step light as the silken
footed zephyr which fanned with the wing of per
fume the new-born paradise—thine eyes are two
brilliants, stolen from a seraphic crown•-thy lips
are riven rose buds, moistened by the honey dew
of affection—thy words are like drops of amber—
thy teeth are snow flakes sot in a bed of verbena.
Sweet spirit of camphor, double distilled essence
of hontorpathy, sOurkrout of my hopes, sauce of
my thoughts, buttermilk raisin's of my fancy, tiger
filly of innocence, logwited of perfection—thou art
the julep of my dreams, ginger-pop of my walking
visions, and -cherry bounce of my recollections.—
Then nit as harmless as a tiger, handsome as au
elephant, melodious as the lion, meek as the hye
na, spotted as theleopaol, bright as the struggling
snrezing snn-light, massing the mortal cracks atm
old barn loft, or a greened streak of blue lightening
churned to consistency in the milky way, pepper
ed with a shower of turnip tops, comets, and per
coon roots front the crust of eternity. The onion -
of the Soul ! pickled pumpkins ! preserved crab of
the garden llesperide. Thy glance is as melting
as old butter in =Muer time—thou art a drop of
water froth the cup ofthe gods, or the juice of a
rotten pine apple. GREGORY.
Courting by Book,
A gentleman sends to the lady of his affections,
in another part of the country, a Bible, with the
leaf turned down at Romans, Chapter 1, from the
9th to the 12th verses:
"For God is my witness, whom I serve with my
spirit in the gospel of his son, that without coos
in I mako mention of you always in my prayers,
tasking request, if by any means now at length I
might have a prosperous journey by the will of
Cod to come to you, for I long to see you that I
may impart unto you some spiritual gift to the end
that you may be established. That is, that I may
be comforted together with you, by the mutual
faith both of you mid me."
In return for which the lady transmits a Bible
to her lover, with the 18th verse of the 14th
Chapter of St. Luke, Marked t "I pray thee have
me excused."
Perjury and 'Marriage Brokerage:
It seems that marriage brolterage in a small way,
as well as perjury, has been Perpetrated in Cin
cinnati, Henry Weis had a sister thirty-five, and
quite deaf, and through the agency of a Mr. and
Mrs. ;Winston, who were to receive twenty-five
dollars therefor, James Weil, aged twenty-five,
agreed to marry her for two hundred dollars and
the fttrniturc of a house. On these terms the rear
ringe was solemnized. Subsequently a difficulty
arose between the parties, and the brother claimed
the furniture, and swore it was his. Tho husband
proved the contract, and the brother has boon hold
to bail on the charge of perjury. •
Cr The Queen of England has been visiting
the peasantry and delighting her subjects by her
condescending manners. She lately went into the
cottage of an old woman who was smoking a pipo ;
Am brought the Queen a stool and began to enter
tain her royal visitor. On another occasion, the
Queen wont to another farm house, spoke very
freely to the "gude wife" and children, and final
ly took a "drop out of the bottle" to the good
health of the fitrmer and his family.
n, is said that fifteen hundred fugitive
slaves, from various parts of the South, have
concentrated in the neighborhood of Cazenovia
in ;cow York.
Er" Why did Adam bite the rtpple ?" ticked
Sabbath School mistress of a bright little fellow of
six years old. Cause raid the pupil, 'he hadn't gut
as knife to cut it with.
tar One of the hairs left in the •hoad-hrush of
Miss Lind at Now York, has keen sold for Oman
thousand fire hundred and seventy-seven dollars
and seventy-Ill'e cents. "Cheap enough far such
: inr There is a negro woman in Walter minty
Texas, 110 years of age. It is a remarkable fact
that the oldest persons in the Southern States,ac
cording to the census now being taken, are either
nogroes or mulattoes.
GUNERAL SCOTT.—The Whigs of Michig,ait, at
their recent State Convention, adopted resolu
tions in favor of Major Gononil Winfield Scott,
at dm Whig candidate for Prosident in lito canvas,:
of 1852. •
eirA clicatuueo burnt into a Bowl of tours af
ter ►te had hoard the statement of hie coitneil,...ex
claiming,,..l did not think 1 had sulfured half so
much till 1 heercl it this day."
! Californizt must he tho pinee fur needle
W 61.11. A seamsteßs Arrlteslo her hi other in St.
Lucie, that she gets sixteen dollar for making it
Inay's plain dress.
434 - - Amin Bey has rtutlori4e(l the editor of the
Boston Christian Watelimail to sat tlAht ho Its.
lint orw wifo,
tar Never ex . peet auatLitil t ~u 4 ;Nit will
have to weep over disuppititittelit.