Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 23, 1853, Image 1
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CAMPIIPILT„ Esq., for the very able and courteous address delivered before the Zetamathe an Society and the Students of the Juniata Acad emy; and also request a•copy of the seine for pub• lleatiop. D. MADDEN, President. S. L SPANOGLE Secretary. J. CARR. WM. WNITE,JOIIM BREITATER, WM. B. LEAR, SAM'L. M'VITTY, SAM'L. LUTZ, and others, Truftees. Gentlemen of Me Juniata Academy, Directors and members of the Zetamathean Society : My address, imperfect as it is, is submitted to your control. Consider my answer to this as to you all Yours, &c., THOB. F. CAMPBELL .by young friends of the “Shirleysburg Collegiate Scarlemy," and “Zdania- Mean Literary Society" : Upon an occasion so interesting as , this, it is no affectation in me to say that it af fords me sincere pleasure to meet with you, to address to you a few words on the ob jects of your enterprise and pursuits—to congratulate you on the interest you man ifest in a cause so intimately connected with the public good, and with which, in deed, your own usefulness, happiness, and destinies are so inseparably interwoven.— You are now at a most interesting period of life—and to yourselves and others, enga ged in a most interesting vocation. You aro now laying the foundation upon a hich, afterwards, you are to rear the superstruc ture ; and as you would that the fabric so to be built, should exhibit its proportions, in utility, baauty and grace, so should you be careful that the base itself is solid, sub stantial and true—au abiding subsstratum of elementary truths. The great importance of a solid education —a thorough education of the mind in ele mentary truths, my young friends, com mends itself to us with a force that no ar guments of mine could strengthen or illus trate. The human mind, though immortal in its nature, encumbered with mortal trammels, and operating but imperfectly through frail and mortal organs, gropes its way through darkness, by the aid of fitful and uncertain lights ; and it requires all that mankind have ever drawn and tested from the aroana of nature, providence, and revelation, or that time and experiment have discovered, arranged, condensed and systemized, to form even a tolerable guide to. all but what belongs to man's immor tality. Except in this—man's individual duties in relation to his Creator, and an other life, he is left to investigate with but the desire to know. In. all else, clouds and dirknesa aro round about him; and a knowledge of the hidden laws of nature, of matter and mind, are to be but the reward of Libor, the same as he is ordained to "eat his bread by the sweat of his brow." And the wisdom of the design is manifest ; that lie should labor both physically and intel lectually— that his very wants should de- Mand it, and his pleasures and enjoyments be enhanced by an obedience to the eon?. multi. The physical life and appetites are sustained and gratified by the one, whilst the intellectual are invigorated and enraptured by the other. Man is constituted of two natures, and both aro to be nourished by the natural I ailments provided for each, or want—both are to enjoy or suffer. That inaotivity and indolence debilitate, and want emaciates and destroys, whilst industry and plenty strengthen and nourish the one, the merest human animal is sensible. But who can explain the mental ailment the mind of the student drinks from the well-springs of learaisk, or describe hie spirits rapture un- 4- •;„ lAssma.,A,ta.-; IST 4 r II I aer the blaze of each new light that bursts in upon his soul—at the demonstration of tangled problem, or the eureka" of the hidden truth brought from its dusty con fines as the reward of his busy labor—the ()Spring of his intellectual toil? As far as.the spirit is superior to the flesh, so are the , gratifications•ef its Heaven-born de sires above the satisfaction• of the merely sensual appetitar of the other. As durable and ethereal the one; as the other is tem porary and grovelling. The one classified amongst the insects common to the brute, whilst, he other soars towards the fields of Paradise, and claims kindred with the tal lest angels around the throne on High! The reward of the student for his labor, is indeed a rich reward. If it were not so —..if ignorance were bliss, 'twere folly to be wise." If it were not so, the breath which God blew into his nostrils in the be gluing, were indeed a curse, and the spir its' reachings after the far and unseen, but a tantalising evil entailed upon our race, born amid the councils, and winged upon errands of of vindictive wrath. The reward of the student is a double reward. For whilst by his researches he is adding to the worlds store of knowledge, and is thus rewarded in a consciousness of personal consequences, and usefulness to others, his own capacities of enjoyment are enlarged and refined, whilst others are ben °fitted by the fruits of his intellectual la bors; the enternal law of recompense de crees that he himself shall taste Lts rich est consolations— St;so "1-lis Are the joys no stronger heart can fuel, No slit define,—no utterance reveal." The elementary principles of knowledge In which you should bo well grounded, from whence are they., and where are they to be found? They are the ripe and unripe fruits that have grown and aro gathered from the brainseil of- those. who have gone before, and- are to be found in the folios of your class books, and the teachings of your kind preceptors. They.are the hoarded wisdom of all past-ages, digested and systemized, until they aro received and known as phil osophical truths. At first bogining in mere speculation, the successive genera tions of men, have explored the depths, and toiled amid the mazes of hidden misti ries, until many of their mightiest and most astonishing secrets have been brought to light. With these, then, known and understood, what may not the scholar of the present day—what may not the Amer ican scholar of the present day —accom plish ! The present, age is indeed fruitful in schemes, and facilities for education.— Abroad, over all the world, a deeper inter-' est i s felt on this subject than in former times. Learning is no longer confined to the murky chambers of the cloister or the abbey, where, as if unfitted for men enga ged in the stern battle of life, its parch minted lore was open only to the Philoso pher and Priest. The day has past when learning entails upon its votaries suspicion and reproach. The art of printing has broken down the barrier and partition wall between the clerk and people, and education is now every where honorable, and everywhere sought after and desired. It is a passport of re spectkbility, and a patent of social caste. But it is here, particularly where the high ways of education, like all else American, are open and free, nor hedged in'or ob structed by any concentrated dogmas, ec lesiastioal or civil, that speak to us as the oracles of the mitre or the crown. No re ligious or political paradoxes to' fetter or circumscribe the mind in its freest range of inquiry, after the true, and the fullest faith in its sublime teachings: I propose, then, to say a few words to you on the mission of the scholar of the present day—and particularly of your mis sion as iluierican scholars. And if iu so do ing I,shall be able to add auy now inoontive to a more unremitting perseverance in your present pursuits, or a single encouragement toward a more untiring effort in the acquisi tion of a profound and practical education, I shall be indeed gratified, and more than repaid for the feeble offores of a half in hour spent in your service. That, mission. is to accumulate all the wisdom of the past—apply to it that of the present, and to add to it that of the future. The Literature of the old schools is to be acquired, but acquired only as a means of understanding the new, and revealing the yet unknown. Language itself is but the vehicle of thought, and useful only as a means of communicating it from one anoth er. But the more correctly language is understood, the more perfectly will thought be communicated. Language is to the ear what the painter's pencil is to the eye, and its words are signs capable of conveying every thought,every light and shade of emo tion or passion ' • of feeling, attitude or ac tion which the human mind can receive or imagine. So whilst indeed, philosophically speaking, the study of a language is but the study of a medium of communication of thought, and not the acquisition of any substantive knowledge, yet in such study, especially of those languages in which the soleness of dead nations are recorded, and tb.o genius of dead sages displayed, there HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1853. is much to be gained,in addition to the meti tal training such studies give to the young mind ; And now, although there is no im portant branch of knowledge, nor any val uable historical fact, but is accessible in any popular living language or tongue, still a correct understanding of the etymol ogy of our own, renders it profitable.that a reasonable portkiri of time be devoted to that of the dead: What I would say is this, that whilst much is to be gained by a correct knowledwe of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin languages, in • a familiarity with the feelings, intpultes arid opinions of the races composing these communities,of which they present perhaps the truest mirror;their systems of religion and government, their genius and learning, and the literary caste and finish it gives a modern soholar,it should ever be remembered that, after all, language is not learning, but a means only of acqui ring and emainunicating it. Study, then,' to acquire the sign, for the sake of the substance; the sound, for the sake of the thought. You will explore. deeply the laws and properties of matter; its relations and pro portions, its affinities and antipathies, so that from a knowledge of these, the results of new combinations may be discovered.— You will descend to the earth and unwrap her vesture, that the process and mystery of creation may be aevealed ; and there amid her incrustations, finger the work of each age as it fell upon her from the day of chaos, and decipher the hieroglyphics of her history, from the folds that envelop her bosom, from now till before God said "let their be light." From around the throat of the volcano you will gather the product of her mighty womb in the burn ing scoria she expels, and from the inten sity of the fires that consume her bowels. You will ascend to the regions of space, and with the rapt astronomer, revel amid the spheres! It will be your delight to become familiar with the stars; to measurs their proportions and distances, to calcu late their orbits and revolutions ! And the winged wanderer of the skies, that like a mighty sceptre appeared to the unenlight ened mind of old, surrounded by omens and portents, whose fiery tail prefigured pestilence and war, is contemplated by the eye of science with awe, but no longer with fear.!!' As he plunges from his perihelion down.into diti.dark chambers of spud be neath the plane of the ecliptic, the eye of science still follows him in his unseen track, and foretells his return to a single day ! The whole system• of nature is to be the field of your explorations—her organic, physical and moral laws,—as they compose her sentient and insentient s creation; as they govern the rational and irrational sub ject. From the lowliest living thing only instinct with life, to the master peen of God's handiwork here, "but a little' lower than the angels"—from the atone of, the world, extends your great encyclopedi,i.— the circle and range of your mighty mis sion. And when from these you have drunk in the streams of gathered wisdom the portals of duty, and present and future usefulness will open to your power. It will be for you, then, with the key of ac quired knowledge in your hands, to go for ward in the great race after the unknown; to open the sealed books of the hidden mysteries that have been locked away heretofore, forever, in the tombs of the Omumicient Creator himself. It will be your privilege to discover in their application to natural laws, many now antidotes to human suffering; to allo viato physical pain: to prevent and heal diseases. By an increased familiarity with the springs and motives of vital action, to re move the obstructions to the machinery of human life, that now sing and wreck it long before the time of its'ordivary decay. By a deeper knowledge of the character of man,—his passions, his vices, his impul ses,—his social and domestic wants, vir tues and instincts, you will be enabled to add new and wholesome improvements to the codes of municipal and domestic laws, bey which die guilty arc.punishod, the in nocent protected, and the rights and hap piness, both of the individual and commu nity, vindicated and secured. It is your mission to go abroad in search of all that• can minister to man's comfort, his wealth, his dignity. To call upon the earth to yield her ores, and discover the riches of her miner, on the ocean, from her coral beds, to give up her pearls and jewels, which amid her slimy caverns, it has taken a thousand ages to form. On the gasses that encircle our earth, to developo their agencies, in their decomposing and Tegen ernking influences,—and the lightning it self, whose erratic' gambols amid the clouds of Heaven, appear to ur4 Ws the aw ful ucintellations from,the eye of Deity, how its subtile, incomprehensible and in- tangible fluid pervades, sustains and modi fies all matter; which withdrawn, would leave us what all would be without God's breath—"what genius, power and beauty would be forever and forever, if there were no God!" From a familiarity which man's struo tire, physical and mental, to point out the true philbsophy of health and comfort.— ** tho'ttid of science, inventing schemes, by which physical labor is' telieged'of its burtheng. In increasing the, Means aid facilitating.tlic way to mental cldturgt,"iii drawing wisdbm frotn earth, air and 'ocean --in harnessing the elements themselves and the lightning's arm", to tho purposes and service of man; in removing every fet ter, and breaking every chain, by which the rights of man are bound contrary to the laws of nature.---in the immolation of false systems; the destruction of every kind of unwarranted tyranny of the strong over the weak, and the substitution so far as practicable in a world like ours, of the law of reason for the law of force. This is the mission of the scholar of the present ago, and particularly of the American scholar. The present age is distinguished beyond all preceding ones for the rapidity with which science has thrown upon the world new and astonishing discoveries. From the tune that Franklin first drew electrici ty from the clouds, succeeding revelations have broken upon us, like the lurid flashes of its own light. The discovery which immortalized the nante.of Newton, appears but as a dint and shadowy outline of the true philosophy, since it is apparent that the circulation of the electric fluid around the earth gives it its • magnetic influence, known as attraction of gravitation. By tho use of the same fluid, distance and space have been annihilated; earth pre sents no circuit over which uteri's thoughts cannot travel in a moment of time. Truly we can now "send the lightnings that they may go, and say unto thee, hero wo are. Since Fulton applied the power of steam, or expanded vapor, as a propeller of boats upon our waters, but a few years slued, discovery has followed discovery, and im provement, improvement, with such rapid ity that it has left scarcely time to look back upon past imperfections, or opportu nity for wonder or admiration in the pau ses of its advance. How changed the scene from that day, when the poor child of genius, broken in health and fortune, but not in patience and hope, launched be: , fore the world his enterprise to test itg success, and was gladened when tho words, "It moves," fell upon his ear from the in -eredulous multitude, till this, when in every civilzed land, and over every eery, the panting of the laboring engine is heard. "It moves !" magic words' But not only did that power dreamed of, and ap plied by the world-called madman, move that little craft, on that day upon the bo som of the•Hadson, but it has, since then, the true leer of Archimedes, moved the world ! Diiected by its mighty power, un der- every flag known to the Heraldry of the seas, stately vessels nrt'cigated the deep; and on plain, through gorges' "along precipices, end over ,mouritain brivriarS,• thousands of feet above the ocean-level, long trains traverse the land. • ,Its deep breathing, and the groaning earth over which it flies with eagle swiftness; the churned waves of ocean, as they are dash ed bank crested With foam, from the pad dle-wheel, are the witnessess of the tri umph. Nations are brought into proximi ty and neighborhood by its agency, and ci ties, grown into greatness as by magic, point you to the smoke that issues from the lungs of their thousand work-shop, as the very breath of their life. Whore once wo could only look to the painter for a transcript of the features of ourselves or friends, of some wild land scape, or gorgeous and enrapturing scene, the agency of light is now invoked, and be hold 111 a moment of time the work of the artist is done; and the living feattires stadd out to the eje, in life-like exactness and out-line, upon the plate. And now, while the power of steam, of which. I have spoken; has as we suppose been just brought to perfection, suddenly l a new force springs up before us; that of heated air, by which even steam itself may be superseded. -Astonishing disooVeries !- Wonderful triumpli%of art and Science ! And what now and mighty wonders are we yet to see l Who can toll what the fu ture will next reveal .1 • ' _ _ it is your mission to go eyed beyond these. , Think you that there are no more', mysteries to unravel—no more discoveries to bo made—no more victories for the vo taries of science to gain I Think you that beceuse of the rapid streakings of the morning sky, that the toll day-light has come I tell you tro: The sluggish va ' pors still hang around the horizon, and only hero and there a ray penetrates the rifts in the Ands which the boming Sun has made. But the mists will diApate— the shades of darkness will roll back upon the sky as the folding up of a Mighty cur tain. It is for you . to be instrumental in hastening the advance of that light; in her alding its day-spring to the world." But I have-said my young friends; that it is as American scholars that your •mis- , sion beconfes most Important, and its pri vileges and responsibilities valuable and magnified. Aside from the noble desire, fostered by patriotic sentiments, of leading all mankind in the race after the knowl- 6, ii.011111A,7 edge, this nation stands the silent, but ef fective teacher of human rights to all the world, in the very view of the old mon archies,in sublime antagonism to their false, but time consecrated systems, the practi cal workings of ,the new political faith is exhibitOd. beauties and harmonies are perceptible to all, of wliittever order or station in the social scale; and ilia light of its contrast is revealing the hidedusness of Did old dogmas to every eye from the pal ace to the cot. That the true philosophy cf human ,gov, ernment may be undeistend ilf our came ple, and Its hlesaings become universal, the 4roat' committed to us must be fully discharged. And as these were establish ed and ordained in wisdom, so, only by wisdom, can the principles of political lib erty be maltifaltied. Their, foundations are laid in publ.io virtue,; and no perma nent public virtue ever rested;tei fiver can rest upon an ignorant and unenlightened public mind. Your knowledge therefore, is not to be confined, like the miser's hoar ded wealth, to tho selfish stewardship of your own coffers; but diffused like the dews and light of Heaven amongst and over ,Yours is a mission of duty and beneficence tciitord,Our fellows, end. the products of your labors must be dispensed ! as common riches, with a free and gener ours charity. You are to communicate your knowledge; 'to assist, to encourage, to instruct others, that the individual con tributions to the great store house of na tional intelligenoe, may go out in fructify ing streams over the land, that its very distribution may be the unfailing sources of natural greatness, and political and in tellectual power. Hero we have no hereditary rule by which the right and power to govern is pla cod by. lett. hi a single family or line of blood. ' for all are indeed rulers. A por tion of sovereignyt rests with every citizen, and it is his duty to exercise it for the common advantages and welfare. It is to the people we must look for the perpetua tion of the blessings we have been selected to enjoy, and it is, after all, to the people we must look for that instruction by which we are guided as a nation, and that force by which our rights aro defended. It is true, looking towards our pulpits, colleges, academies, and schools—our bar, our lah &stories, our army, we find these placei filled by particular classes of men, but they are nevertheless the people; they are from and of the people ; parts of the whole so cial body: Particular individuals select for theinsplves, different professions and pursuits—and particular individuals are selected by the whole to exercise the func tions of government.; nintexecute the laws, hilt, their power and right fci ao so proceeds from the ems, and is no more of themselves than of the humblest citizen in And there is rto situation et.umernied, but may be reached by any ono of you. .It is your birth-right as freemen, to aspire to the hightest posts of honor or duty known to our constitution, whatever these may be, to sway the destinies of the greatest nation on earth, represent her abroad, or defend her rights and honor in the field. It may be the future lot of some of you to take part in het councils; in a Senate wiser and greater its its character than any the proud est nations of the old world, in their palmi est days, beheld—grander and nobler than any assembly cf Peers, who arrogate to themselves exclusive titles, privileges and superiority as the accidents of birth. It may be your privilege to represent abroad the interests and character of your pee'ple in kingly courts. And what child of lib erty but sympathises hi our horor and atti tusde then ? Who would desire to see such truths committed to incompetent hands?— Surely no one. An insult to our flag can be resented, and the stain washed out in blood, but the wrong done a nation by a weak or inefficient minister, affords neither means or opportunity of reparation. Our attitude both at home and abroad must be worthy our character and institutions.— From the Senate Hall the voice of freedem should speak trumpet-tongued the rights of man, until its reverberations arousid the walls of old dynasties shall cause'• theni to crumble and fall,like Jerico of old, before the blasts of the Hebrew horn. ' Before the courts of earth' we should present ourselves in our stern, yet siniple grandeur. In the midst of the glitter of artificial rank and the paraphernalia of 'llll gal pride—proudest of all;—bist proud on ly in our virtue and intelligence, and the embodied principles 'we represent. Thus boldly must our position be taken and maintained. Our potent pretest must be entered against all violation'of national or' natural jaw, in the sacredness, of which as a nation, we aro interested; against all in violence and wrong; our voice' must be lifted, and our judgment spoken. And to what manner of persons insist these duties be confined? Who are to 'he 'the or acles of a political faith like ours, iniplans ed in the hearts 'of Out thinking Millions ? It is truly the office of groat and cultivated minds—of bold, fearless, earnest men'.• It is the mission of the American Scholar. A mission that has for its aim the preserve.- VOL. 18, NO. 12. tion of our Own' liberties, the political ele vation and dignity of Our own people, and which rests not in its 'purpose,, until the curse of oppression shall 'no longer 'smite the earth with its desolations; but like the eagle, when it soars into the Heavens, fixes its eyes upon the sun, and in its onward and upward course scarcely pauses amid its gyrations to gaze upon its shadow on the plains beneath. This, then, my yelitt4 •,filetidv . , your mission. 4ow you rimy nett maycause infielf and many anxious hopes and fears, on the part of your excellent professor, and your numerous friends.—t- How you will fulfill it, depends upon . yourselves. The ram is not alway "to the swift o nor the battle to the strong,". for: industry and perseverance will do itz work. And to the bold in heart, and the energetic in purpose, there is no such word as fail. The aphorism of the great Hun garian Statesman and orator, deserves to be engraven on tablets of ,bold, "there is no difficulty to 'Min who The temple of knowledge may appear far in the distance, and the way to its ambro sial arbors and classic porches, steep, rug ged and impassable to the eye; new dilh 4 culties may intkrpate at every step toward the ascent, whilst in the vista beyond, "Hills on 'hills, And Alps on Alps arise." But press forward. Re-nerve the faintius energies, and revive the fainting hope.--t Press forward ! The road to success in all things lies through difficulty and toil; why Should, yours be strewn ; with.flotTers l Re member there is . nothing ttprth, enjoying that is not worth a struggle to obtain. Have you met, f.rtt,in your path ? Him, the ghostly Dimon of the threshoid!. and do you startle at the frightful appari-. tion ? Ho is a foe that every real student must prepare to meet and vanquish. The Demon of the threshold ! he is a ghastly spectre. But as darkness comes before thd, light, so are his haunts upon the confines and outer verge of knowledge, and before the first flickering of the mind's morning he will disappear. Wo to the student of any science who has never encountered the Demon of the threshold; he has not yet reached the outer boundaries of Cimmerian ; gloom— he has not yet began to see and know. VIA your obstacle may bo time, whioh you felil you have not to spare. Then economise your leisure 'hours, and always —at the ple7, the ,bench,; tlie:woon.ter— wherever you are, at hothe and abroadfill every interval With thought. Perhaps you are too old—you did not commence till mankind hal Oomeupon you ~and it is now, too late. You have indeed loat or wasted a propitious season of your life—but it is not too late. Scout the sluggard sugges tion'from your thotigtts. Press on! Think what Franklin did for science, after the sun of hie life had passed its meridian. Or does puverty : interpose an apparently . initif-* mountable barrier across your way l This, perhaps, :of all, is most diadouiagtng, but press on, my brave boy. Remember peri arty is no disgrace, and that you bring clean and honest hands to your task. Press on—and you will win the prize at last.— ' “Time, faith, energy," and you will sur mount all. "Time, faith, energy." What are they ? "The three friends God has given to the poor." Press on! It will not always be to you a dry and dheirless task. The threshold once priised, the cheerful day will take the place of the dark night watches. No long.; er drudging through rudimental and orinWl labors after knowledge, but reveli9 in'ilie full blaze of its noon-guy glories : —en in habitant of earth, but privilegecLiti spirit to communion with the skies; to draW tellootual riches from its ether fields; ind recline in fancy beneath its gorgoous.domes. With mortal' eyes to catch glimpses, even, of immortality itself. • 'Like angols' wino, the' partiiig clouds, Just seen, and then witivirawn," and whilst the extatic visions linger around the sOul, forget even earth itself, in the entrancing raptures of the free spirit.— Press on—let your mission be fulfilled,. and 'your rewards will be greater, higher, nobler than ever hero received as the vic tor of bloody fields—richer indeed, than the brightest gained tiara that ever bound a monarch's brow, ' INSANITT.—"Did you say, sir, that you considered 'Jr. Smith insane," asked, a lawyer of a witness in . a criminal cafe.— “Xep,.Sir, I did:” "Upon what grounds: did you base the inference h" "Why lent him 'a silk timbriillaand five dollars in cash, and he returned theni both." tr...rTiuthfulluese is a corner-atone in character, and if it is not firmly laid in' yOuth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation. neVet knew," said Lord Erskine, ::, mari remarkable for heroic bravery whose vory aspect was not liNhted np by gpntlenesa and humanity."