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There is a time, just ere the frost
Prepares to pave old winter's way,
When autumn, in a reverie lost,
The mellow day-time dreams away.
When summer comes, in musing mind,
To gaze once more on bill and dell,
To mark how many sheaves they bind,
And see if all is ripened well.
With balmy breath she whispers low,
The dying flowers look up and give
Their sweetest incense ere they go,
For her who made their beauties live.
She enters 'math the woodland shade,
Her zephyrs lift the lingering kaf,
And bear it gently where are laid
The lo . ved and lost ones of its grief.
She seeks the shore, old Ocean heaves,
In gladness hugs his mighty breast;
Prisons his wild winds in the eaves,
And basking in their smiles is blest.
And last old Autumn, rising, takes
Again his sceptre and his throne,
With boist'rons hands the trees he shakes,
Intent on gathering all his own.
Sweet Summer, ,ighing, flies-the plain,
And waiting Winter, gaunt and grim,
Sees miser Autumn hoard his grain,
And smiles to think its all for him.
KEEP THE HEART AS LIGHT AS
We bare always enough to bear,
We have always something to do,
We have never to ask for care
When we have the world to get through;
But what though adversity test
The courage and vigor of nine,
They get through misfortune the best
Who keep the heart light as they can.
If you shake not the load from the mind,
Our energy's sure to he gone;
We must wrestle with care, or we'll find,
Two•londs are less easy than ore!
To sit in disconsolate mood
Is a poor and prolitlesa plan;
The true heart is never subdued,
If we keep it as light as we can.
There's nothing tlmt Sorrow can yield,
Excepting harvest of pain;
Far better to sock Fortune's field,
Ind till,f t, and plow it again !
The weighrthat Exertion can move,
The gloom that Derision can span,
The manhood within us provi!
Then keep the heart light to you ran,
Pat Away that Novel
Dr. Goldsmith, who had himself written
a novel, in writing to his brother respec
ting the education of his ion uses this
strong language: "Above all things, never
let your son touch a novel or romance.—
How delusive, how destructive are those
features of consunutte bliss! They teach
the youthful to sigh after beauty and hap
piness that never existed; to despise the
little good that fortune bad mixed in our
cup, by expecting more than she ever
gave; and in general, take the work of a
man who has seen the world, and studied
it more by experience than by precept—
take my word for it, I say, such books
teach us very little of the world."
What unfits the mind for the realities
of life, also unfits it for religion—for it is
a practical, matter of fact subject. The
injurious effect of novel reading is never
fully known. It hinders doing and get
ting good, and it also trains up and grows
an amount of evil products which eternity
alone can exhibit. It hinders the mind
from receiving good instruction which
might be blessed. It quenches the influ
ence which truth, accompanied by the
spirit of God, was likely to produce in
blessed result*. "It is only a novel, and
only for pastime;" so says the frequenter
of the theatre or bar-room. It is pastime.
But alas' does a culprit, who is under sen
j tence of death, and only waiting for the
day of execution, want something to anmse
i him to pass his time? Does a sinner, who
is already condemned, and who knows not
I but this very night the crder will come for
his immediate summons to the judgment
bar of his offended God, and there hear
the sentence, depart, or, cast ye the un
profitable servant in outer darkness—can
such a soul need anything to pass his time?
Throwaway that novel; give thoughts to
the realities of your life, and the soleiniii
ties of your death. You have uo time to
spare—use it—use it well, and use it at
once. If you would save your soul have
nothing to do with novels.— Presbytei•ian.
Hymn on the Power and Provi
dence of God.
God shall be my song. He is omnipo
tent; the Lord is his name; h e works are
great, and his government extends through
all the heavens.
He wills, he speaks, and millions of
worlds rise into existence; he threatens,
and they are reduced to dust.
Light is his garment: his counsels are
wisdom and truth. As God he reigns:
truth and righteousness are the foundation
of his throne.
Monarch of all the worlds, who is like
unto thee? Without beginning of days,
and without end of time, thou art eternal
in the heavens, the incorruptible unceasing
,source of glory, wisdom and felicity.
All that is, was, or ever shall be in hea
ven, earth, or sea, is known to God. He
lied contemplated his innumerable works
from all eternity.
He encompasseth us; he watches over us,
and under the shadow of his wings we test
.in safety. None of our actions escape his
penetration; he searches the inmost recess
es of the heart.
He is always near us; when we lie doivn,
and when we rise up, he is present. Ile
knows our thoughts before we are conscious
of them. If we climb up to heaven, ho is
there, and though we simuld fly with the
rays of the sun to the boundaries of the
universe, or fathom the depth of the ocean,
there he is also.
Ile knows our affliction, he heareth our
prayers and sees all that passes in our
souls. All our good actions are known to
him, as well as those that are bad; and
when we aro in danger of falling, his mer
ciful hand upholds us.
From eternity lie has planned the wel
fare of man; we have nothing that does not
proceed from him; we are wholly his, by
his goodness we live; let us therefore glo
rify his name, and Continually sing his
Who is able to comprehend and recount
the grandeur and mar,nificence of God's
creation? Every grain of dust displays
his power, every blade of grass his wisdom,
and the air, the sea; the hills, the meadows,
declare his glory:
God waters the earth, and spreads a ver
dant carpet beneath out feet. His bless
ings encompass us; the day and night, the
corn, amPthe fruit of the vine, joy and
abundance: all flow front him.
Not a sparrow falleth to the earth with
out his will; and why shall man abandon
himself to vexation, and not confide in the
paternal cares of his Gud, his pi °teeter, and
constant supporter, under whose shelter
and guardian power no dangers can over
come, no terrors appal; with God for our
leader, we need not fear the united powers
of darkness, of oppression, and of iniquity;
though tempests roar, and storms bowl
around us, we may in safety view the con
tending elements, and calmly cmtomplate
the Sublimity of nature, wt ilst we adore
the Deity.—Storm's Reflections.
EVERY WORD TRUE.-It is a great and I
prevalent error, that children may be left
to run wild in every sort of company and
temptations for several years ; and that it
will then be time enough to break them iu.
This mistake makes half our spendthrifts,
gamblers, thieves and drunkards. No man
would deal so with his garden or lot, no
man would raise . a colt or puppy on such a
principle. Take notice parents—unless
you till the new soil, and throw in the
good seed, the devil will have a crop of
poison weeds before you know what is tit
ling place. Look at your dear children,
l and think whether you will leave their
sera yor ruin at hazard, or whether you
should not train them up in the way they
Ha that would puss the latter part of
life with honor and decency, must, when
he is yowl.; consider that he shall ono
day be old 7 and lay up knowledge for his
support, when his powers of acting shall
forsake him: and remember when he is
old that he has once been youngyand for
bear to animadvert with unnecessary rigor
on faults which experience only can correct.
PERSEVERE in every thing that an en
lightened conscience tells you is honest
and right, and you need not tear the result.
HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1852.
Divine Wiedoinioranffested in His
The Planetary System.
This globe, though large, when enmpa- been accomplished in exactly the same , pa
red with a single town or ; n individual riod of time, uniformly producing the same
country, appears insignificant indeed, when effects. But this is not all. The prima-
We take for our standard of comparison the fy,planets have another motion which pro
whole universe. But however small and duces even more sublime and important
insignificant it in reality is, it presents, nev- I changes than the former. By the former
ertheless, sufficient evidence of having been I is occasioned the variation tlf seasons, pro
the workmanship of an all-wise and otunip- 1 Oncieg heat and cold, seed time and her
otent Being. The peculiar properties of vest; the latter causes the regular succes
its surface, and the atmosphere that sup , 1 sion of day and night, affording us alternate
roundes it—its admirable formation and hours of action and quiescence—labor and
complete adaptation to the purposes it un- rest. The former is called the annual or
doubted) , was intended
.to answer, as a yearly, the latter, the diurnal or daily re
habitation for myriads of living creliprel.-- volution. Tho former exhibits striking
afford ample proofs of that fact; and fhb Proofs of "Divine Wisdom," the latter
proposition with which I sot but might,' equally attests his greatness, and is abso
be sufficiently well established lutely necessary to the convenience and
without taking into consideration any oth- I happiness•—nay, the very existence of ma
er part of God's works than those which n 7 of Isis creatures . "Amidst the gloom of
are found connected with the inconsidera- night,lMw could we labor ? amidst the bita
ble portion of them that has been set aparttle of day, how could we sleep ?" And
as the abiding-place of man, and the vari- 1 yet without the exercise of the one, the
ous orders of living creatures with which body would become relaxed and feeble, the
man is acquainted, and over which he is ap- i mind dull and stilt id; and deprived of the
pointed a ruler, invested with full power refreshment of the other, both body and
and dominion. My design, however, is . mind must, in a short time, sink under the
rather to make manifest "Divine Wisdom," exhaustion and oppression of unremitted
by a general reference to the whole of: his action. How admirably, then, are these
known Creation, than to establish it by a changei suited to their respective purples!
critical analyses of any isolated part: I How manifestly are "Divine Wisdom" and
will, therefore, in compliance with this do-' Superintending Power displayed in the nio
sign, extend my remarks from "terrestrial tions of the Heavenly bodies ! What more
to celestial scenes." splendid idea can enter the mind, than that
When we turn our eyes towards the vi
sible Heavens we behold hundreds of
worlds, and thousands more remain undis-!
covered—lie hid in immensity, and will
perhaps never be displayed to finite man in!
his present corrupt state of existence.—i
UYGENI us, whose expansive mind took a
liberal view of this subject, supposes that
“there are stars whose light has not trav
elled down to us since their first creation."
From the fact that light flies at the rate
of two hundred thousand miles a minute,
we infer that the distance of these stars is
immense beyond conception; and supposing!
the intermediate space between us and!
them to be filled up with revolving sys-!
tams, their number must defy the power!
of language to express.
To our own system belong no less than
thirty ono planets, thirteen of which are
called primary, and eighteen secondary
,planets exclusive of recent discoveries.-
I,The sun is the grand ceare of this sys-1
tem. All the others, both primary and!
secondary, are, as it were, mere appen
dages this of immense radiator and connec
tor of revolving worlds. Around thi6
great axle the planets are placed at'
different distances, some nearer, some
more remote, than our earth. His re;
fulgent rays enliven, cherish, and sustain!
them all. He is the supreme centripetal'
power that keeps them in their respective.
places, and around which they perform
their stated courses. Nothine; can, in my
opinion, more fully demonstrate the con
summate wisdom of the divine Architect,
than duos the rotary motim of the planet.,
and the sublime law of nature which gov
erns it. Were the planets acted upon by
no force, they must remain stationary,
which would deprive us of all the pleasing
variety which their present motions pro-',
duce. Were they operated upon by no
other than projectile force, they would
have continued to move on in a right line
ever since their first creation; and, passing
the limits of their present system, have
been sometimes envolved in total darkness
and frost—at others, exposed to dazzling
light, intense, perhaps consuming heat.—
On the other hand, were they subject to
centripetal power alone they must, long
ere this, have been drawn into close con-
tact with their great attractor, and have The Boston Chronicle gives - the following,
been either crushed by the terrible con- in addition to the particulars already pub
oussion, disolved by his puissant rays, or lished, relative to John Crofts Coffield, who
at least completely itiveloped and lost in I died in that city on the 28th ult., supposed
the condensed splendor of his light. This to be worth $200,000 :
two-fold power removes every difficulty, For the last thirty years this eccentric
prevents all these disastrous consequences, man has not laid in a bed, except when
and thereby raises our conceptions of Him: travelling, he being too miserly to iudtlge
who is the Supreme Creator and Gover-lin such “extruvattlice,'• as Ito termed it.
nor of the Universe: IHe has made his lc dgings on trunks and
The power of projection and attraction so boards, and finally died, lying upon a large
exactly counteract cub other's effects, as, trunk. Three days preceding his death,
i to cause one of the most pleasing plicumn- I be purchased a: burial lot in Mount Auburn.
cos iu natere—the revolution of the plan-, He lived, if living it could bo called, in a
eta in their orbits. To this revolution we small shop off from the street He lived a
are indebted for the changes of the sea- bachelor, ot being willies to marry on
sons, and all the charming varieties of cli- count of the expenses incident upon a Itar••
mate—the grateful succession of heat and ried life,*and dragged' out his existence as
cold, of summer and winter, spring and solitary as au oyster. Ilis meals cost him
autumn; and for all the beauties, pleasures . on an average six and a quarter cents, and
and benefits attendant on these changes,' in payment be generally tendered, a cross
' with hut winch the whole face of creation od four pence. He had not probably tte'-
would be a tiresome scene of uninteresting ken off his clothes for a year. Avarice
monotony. shone from his cold, glassy eye; he loved
A point wbi , :h must not be left unnoti-! no one, and Ito one probably loved him.—
cod, whilst speaking of this rotary motion,. Tho late Dr. Parkutan was his friend, and
is f its perfect uniformity, its unvaried rig- , was selected Ls his executer.
ukrity. It is a well attested fact, that thel
planets have, ever since they emerged from (L The most effectual curo for moths,
mm-existence, continued to run their eta- so continue in stores of goods,"it said to be a
ted rounds in the precise time allotted to moderate dose of newspaper advertisements:
each, when first projected on its course, by
the hand of Tile Creator. Thy earth which
we inhabit performed its first revolution in
365 days, 5 hours, 56 minutes anti 54 sec
onds. It has run, unwearied, the same cir
cuit five thousand eight hundred and fifty
six times, and each succesiio round has
For the Journal,
of being carried forward more than sixty
thousand miles an hour by one of the Fie
motions, and no less than seventeen miles
in a single minute by the other, and yet
remain entirely unconscious of this almost
Could a spectator be so situated, as to
take at one glance a full and complete
view of every part of only a single planet—
could he see plants growing, flowers bloom
ing, and trees clad in rich foliage, in one
region, and, in another, vegitation hasten
ing to dissolution;—could he behold the
"spring, in virgin robes attired," fast ap
proaching on one continent, and atitumn'ti l
mutation silently but impressively spread
its monitory vestments over the scene
of his observations in another;—could lie
see smiling summer and frowning winter in
opposite dircetions;—and could ho at the
saute time, have a view of noon-day and
mid-night, of the sun, radiant god of day,
ushering in the moon to one people, emit
ting his lucid rays from the zenith of an-'
other, and sinking beneath the horizon of
a third,'—could he see the sun in his me
i ridian splendor, the moon in all her phases,
l and the firmament mantled with nnumnber
led stars ;—amid, in line, could he at one
and the same instant, trace out all these
aspects and changes--some of which are
every moment present to the inhabitants of
this globe—he might then form some ade
quate idea, some rational conception, of the
grandeur and sublimity of the annual drid
*Amin' revolution of the planets! lie
would thou discover the Whidum of Him
who makes so simple a cause produce such
*wide' ful effects, and after having contem
plated, in silent admiration and mute aston
ishment, this mere atom of creation, and
considered that the scene now before him
has existed the same for thousands of ages,
and will continue the saute operations until
''time shall be no ino:e," wit, out the loss
of a single particle,—he would, from the
fullness of conviction, give vent to his
wrought-ou feelings by exclaiming, "How
filly; how strikingly is " Divine lb isdom
manifested in all his Troiks!"
R. A. M.
Philadelphia, Nov. 1852.
Au l centric Cikarater.
- 4 ° 01101tAL
Division of Texas.
An active movement is on foot in Texas
for the division Of that State. In the eas
tern part of the State it has been and still
is vigorously pushed ; and it is now propo
sed that an extra session of the Legislature
be called; for the purpose of considering
the subject. The Houston Telegraph op
poses the project; on the gro••nd that if
there should be a division of the State; as
propoied; in Eastern and Western Texas,
(here would be great danger of the western
section becoming a free State, which the
Teleg,raph thinks, would much depreciate
the value of Slave property i. eastern Texas.
It is stated that the success attending the
culture of sugar in Texas has been such
that the country between the Trinity and
fluadalupe rivers is rapidly filling up with
planters, and if the State remains united
for some years longer, it will be pretty well
peopled with a slaveholding population.
A Modern Romulus--Strange Story.
The Delhi Gazette relates an almost in
credible story of the discovery of a boy,
Who hid consorted with wolves so early
that nearly every trace of humanity had
bean lost. He walked or ran, on all fours,
land after his removal into the service of an
officer, he st.ll delighted in the company of
jackals and other small four-footed animals,
which he would make his trencher compan
ions. He was never known to smile, and only
spoke once to indicate that his head ached.
He died suddenly after drinking some water.
This poor creature was recognited by his
parents, but they soon became disgusted
and deserted him. His age, ut the time of
I his death, was apparently twelve years.
At Madame Sontag's "full dress rehear
sal," at Boston, on Monday forenoon, a'
wall known clergyman of that city excited
considerable remark by keeping his hat on
during the performat;ce. Those who were
seated behind him wore of course anneyed
by the obatrtietion of their view of the per
formers, and one gentleman, not having the
fear of "the cloth" before his eyes, ventur
ed to suggest to the divine that none of the
other gentlemen were covered. The cler
gyman looked around with an apparent air
of ahstraai, n, and the fag end of a smile
lurking in the corners of his mouth, and re
moving his chapeau remarked that lie
"really thought this was a full dress con
ALE.—Pale Ale has created in many
men numerous causes of nil. It has driv ,
en him out of the pale of society, and
brought many to their bier. This is a la
mentable world. Crime impales a poor
devil alive, and within the pales of a pH
son be lingers to his end. A hale, hearty
man becomes pale, the moment he enters
within the pale of a bar-room. It is his
fate in this vale of ttuble to enccunter the
sneer and scorn of sober thinking men.—
lle enters the dale where stands the ale
house, and when he exits therefrom, he is
ima perfect gale of fury. He commits an
act of outrage—no one will go his bail--
so he is packed up and baled off to the
jail. !low often do we see a female enter
the lists, and even outdo the male in riot
and discord. Thus ends our tale about
ale, which, when published, cannot fail to
have a rapid sale.
Young people in our favored land have
very little idea ot the sufferings of the poor
in England and elsewhere. The follow ing
little sketch will give them some idea cf
the truth :
Upon one of my visits to the various rag
ged schools ot the metropolis, I became in
terested in a lad of ten or twelve years of
age, with a frank open mintenance, though
somewhat dirty, and dressed in a suit of
rags. lie was rem ing busily in his Testa
ment; and would stop occasionally and ask
such curious questions of his teacher, tl.at
I could but smile. Ills "premien' t.hser
va:ions" on certain rorti ns of fly Sri ip
ture, if clothed in elotpient rat T uage, v. old
have done honor to men of elven- h.o.—
There was a freeheartedness in Lim that
gleamed out through all his rags and dirt,
and I sat down beside hits, to ask him
tWhere do you live,' I asked, 'and how?'
live anywhere I can," he replied;
"and almost how I can."
~ B ut,' said I, 'whets your trat'e or busi
' ness? W h. t do you generally do for a
"I ate a water-tress boy," he replied,
"and get tip every morning at two o'clock
and go on foot three or four miles, and
'sometimes six or ! ight, into the edge of
the city,. to buy the water-creases. I get
a basket for a shilling, and by crying them
a whole day, generally clear another, which
tar Queen Coroline, having observed
• nays my board and lodging."
that her daughter, the princess, hail made .• „ Do , •
can you live upon a shilling n
one of the ladies about her stand a long
- do 1 " I asked.
time, while the princes was talking to her, y,, y .
0 , •
pretty we.l but many times
on acme trifling subject; was resolved to • ' '
don't make a shilling, and then buy a
give her a suitable reprimand. Therefore,
to crust of bread, and go and sleep under
when the princess came in the evening
one of tne arches of the London Bridge, or
read to her mother, as usual, and was
ins Mine crate et- box down on the wha ' rves
drawing a chair to sit down, the Queen
! Just then the superintendent ame a
said to her, 4 ‘No, my dear, you must not
. lung, and as I took his arm he said—
sit: for I intend to make you stand, this : .o .lle lad yen have been ' talking with,
eveni ig, as long as yen made lady li . ,•
comes here every ingot learn to read,
remain in the same position.
land althmgh he cannot get to sleep before
ten o'clock, and is obliged to hoop at, tWo,
THE Montreal Courier of the 30th ult.,
hints the: some daring innendaries have ye t lie is niwaYs p""etual."
lately attempted to burn the remainder of I Lately his mother was imprisoned for
back rent—ten shillings. The blare bet
the city of Montreal, and it, therefore,
warns the citizens to be prepared with .lmost starved himself, and slept out of
loaded arms, and if they dete6t the . ref ., ' doors, to save the Money to release her.
dabs, to (Units!' them at once."
never doMplained of
Ilia - A man without money, and a heart !my condition but once,' said spoor old
full of I}hilanthrophy whose coat is a little man, 'when my feet were bare,' Ati I had
threadbare, is shunned like a thief; a man no money to buy shoes—but 1 met a wan
with a pocket full of money, and a heart without feet, and became contented."—
full of villainy is courted for MS virtues. ; Paper.
[Cr The Battle of Germantown was', If you a t enticinan would know,
?ought mi the . 4th' of October, 1777 'Tie he whop. (leads proclaim him eo.
Anecdote of Col. Crocket.
Once upon a time; during a debate in
the U. S. house of Representatives, on a
bill for inereosing the the number of hos
pitals, one of the Western members observed
"Mr. Speaker—My opoinion is that the
ginerolity of mankind --in general, are
disposed to take the disadvantage—.of wise
ginerality—of mankind is gineral."
"Sit down, sit down," whispered the
Col. who sat near him, "you are cowing
out at the same hole you went in at."
VOL. 17, NO. 48.
. 1 ICEMEN BEM
I remember, I remember,
When I just began to creep,
How I crawled straight into mischief—
Ilow I wouldn't go to sh•ep—
Ilow I pull'd the table linen
With its contents on the floor;
How my mother spanked me for It;
Till my tender flesh was sore.
I remember, I remember,
When I used to go to school,
How I kept a watchful eye on
The school-master's rod and rule;
How I cut up monkey shines
Every time his back was turned—
now I sometimes used to catch it,
When I'd not my lesson lintined;
I remember, I remember,
When I went a hooking peaches,
How a clog came out and caught me
By the surplus of my breeches)
How I hung on to the bushes— •
How the dog hung fart to me,
Till my crying brought a man whci
Flugg'd me most "urful•a."
I remember, I remember,
Whe.n the girls I iced to kiss,
How I thought it rather funny,
But it gore no extra Miss;
Now it seizes me with rapture,
Now it fills my soul with joy;
Yet with manhood's blisgful pleasure,
Would that I was still a boy.
trr Boys—when they are boys—are
queer enough. How many ridiculous no
tions they have, and what singular de
sires, which in after life change and shape
themselves into characteristics! Who rc
menthol R when he would have sold his birth
right for a rocking-horse, and his new suit
of clothes for a monkey? Who forgets the
sweet-faced girl, older than himself, a
gainst whose , golden hair he leaned and
wept his griefs away? Who .recolleete
when the thought of beit g a circus-Oder
appeared greater titan to be president: and
how jealously lie watched the little fellows
that wore apangled jackets find turned
somersets, and prayed to
s hoo* . like
t! eta? If memory preserve not these cal,-
vices, or something similar, the boy is lost
in the wan_ Happy visions, they mit.e
but once and go quickly, leaving us ever
to sigh for a return of what can never be
A LOodon Boy.