The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, October 14, 1858, Image 1

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Thos. S. Chase,
T o whom all Letters and Communications
should be addressed, to secure attention.
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isdrertißments from a distance, unless they=
zrvcc,:npanithi by the money or satisfactory
'I Fria
ill earts.
J . 911N S. MANN,
Codersporti Pa., will attend the several
srourts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
itsint•;s entrusted in his care will receive
Ftapt attention. Office en Main st., oppo
itt the Court House. 10:1
rfORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
eplarly attend the Courts in Potter 'and
tu adjoining Counties. 10:1
tkdtriq)rt, Pa., will attend to all Itsiut?s
tan:ted ea:e, with l,:ontptnes
()P,lze is Temperance Lloek, sec
ct: her, 31.. in St. lt`.l
lylIVZI" AT LAW, Cciucersnort, Pa., will
:::^1:1 Is 4:1 business ..ntru:-,ted to him, with
c.:eand prompt:lass. 011 ice corder of West
&Third sts. 10:1
r:ons7, - ; AT LAW, Wellsboro', Tioga Co.,
.21., will attend the Courts in Potter and
Cou i nties.• 0:13
y.,ll4 P. 0., (Alkgany Tp..) Potter Co., Pa.,
I,T I to all business in his with
or fee ar •'1 9•:;3
iIt.III. Sinediport. :u'lx . ean Co., Pa., will
:it2.l to business for non-resident land
taltrg, upua reaFonable terms. Referen
gren it required. P. S.—Maps of any.
tile County made to order. 9:13
Coudersport, Pn„
•t.tpafully linfor:n:t the eitizols of the ti;
stand vicinity that he will proniply
, tn't to all cabs for prolcssiontil seryii
, 'Le on %In st., n :building formerly
iel by G. "A". Ellis, Esq. 9:2'
D. E. , bLMSTED,
Crcekerr, Groceries, se., 3lcin
•i°r=port, Pa. 10:1
31. W. 'MANN,
and Musk, N. W. corner of Ma
‘itird sti., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1
and tiAILOII, late from the City
t ?col,-Englund. Shop 'opposite Ccu
Coudersport, Potter Co. P. -
d • — Particular attention paid- to CU
.E, Moir. st., nearly opposite thr
Co.idersport, • Pa. Tin- ar
Ware made to order, in goo'
J-31. MILLS, Proprietor, Colesbl
I C O .I Pa., seven miles north of Cc 'Ot t CU the Wellsville Road. 9:44
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Think gently of the erring !, ! .
Ye know not of the powet.
With which the dark temptatitm came
In some unguarded hour...
Ye may not know how earnestly ;
They struggled, or hoW well;
Until the hour of darkness catne,
And darkly thus they fell. i !, .
Think gently of the erring I
Oh, do not once forget, -
However deeply stained by sin,
He is thy, brother yet—
Heir of the self-same heritage, 1
Child of the self-same Gc.ri I s i
He I,s but stumbled in the path
:Won host but feebly trod.
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Speak gently to the erring! 1 , i
For is it not enough , -
That innocence and grace ari gone, •
Without thy censure roughj?
It sure must be a weary lot -'
That sin-crushed heart to beer,
And they who share a hnppidr fate
Their chitlings well may spare. 1 .
Speak kindly to the erring! '
Thou may'st lead them back,' •
With holy words and tunes of lore,
From misery's thorny track.. :t
Forget not thou Last often sinned,
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And sinful yet may be ;I
Deal gently with the erring one,
As God has dealt with they I 1 . • i
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0, pledge me not with wine, dear love
I shrink from rildqy glow;
And white and cold a deathly fear
Drops into my hurt like snow.
0, pledge me not wine, dear love!
Through its mist of rosy foam
I cotmt the beats of a breaking heart,
I see a desolate home.
0, pled t c me not with wine, dear . loCe I -
I shiver with icy dread;
Each drop . to ine is a tear of blood
That sorrowful. eyes have shed.
I have a picture laid . away
Undor the dust of rears,
Con-7- look on it, and your heart will break,
Like a summer-cloud, in tears.
Night, ar.d a storm of autumn sleet
A hearth w - thout.k:fire or light,
A woman—an angry man—a door '
That upeLs into the night—
Hot hands that cling to the crazy 127-teh, !
Lips rigid and white wit!. pain ;
A curse, a blow. ali.i a wa:ling babe
Bora cut in. the Wind and min—
A woman C (lead, with her long,.loose
Soaked wet in the wcepiug storm.
And her pallid arms half-tallen
- From a baby's waxen form—
A aromas t:ead in a pitil ,, ss. rain;
And, sparkli!-: in the sand,
Dear God I—a- ; ;.(ilt11 , a Ina.rriage-ring.
Dropped loose froni her wasted hand
A white moon striving through bruketi clouds,
A horrified man at prayer,
The cry of a passionate heart's remorse
And a passionr.te heart'S despairs
This, s the picture laid away
Under the dust of years ;
For this-does the red wine look at tine
The flowing of bl.notly tears.
0, pledge me not, though the wines is bright
As the rarest light that flows
Through the sunSst's cloudy gates Or pre,-
Oe the morning's veins of rose. i ,
Put down the It i.; brimmed With blood,
Crushed, throbbing,. from•hearts like mine!
For hope, for peace, and for Love's Idea'. sake,
0, pledge me not with wine !<,. '
—.Blooming:on Panivraph.
Address of Ralph Waldo Emer
[The Annual Agricultural Fair in , Middle-,
sex Counfy, took place last month'
at Concord. The noticeable eveht f the day
was the delivery of the following address by
Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson at the dinner
TLEMEN: I suppose there is o anniver
sary that meets. from all partieso more'
entire good will than this rural festival.
Town and country, trades and!niattufae
tures, church and laymen, sailor and sol-f
dier, men and women, all have] an equal
good will. because an equal stake in the'
prosperity of the farmer. It is iivcll, with
all when it is well with him.' He has no
enemy. All are loud in his praise.
ery wise State has favored him, and' thel
best men have held him highest.; Ctito
said, when it was said that such or such
a man was a good husbandman, it was
looked upon as the_ very highest compli
ment. Of all the rewards given by the
Romans to neat public benefactors, the
most valued and the rarest beitdwed was
the crown of Grass, given only by, the ac
clamation of the army for the preservation
of the whole. army, by the faith of one
man. Since the dependence, not of the
wholefirmy, but a the whdle State rests
on the tiller of the ground who grows the
grass, the crown should be more rightful
ly awarded to the farmer. Let'us then
look at the condition of the farreer,ior the
wan with the hoe, at his strength and
weakness, at his aids and servants,; at Ms
greater and lesser means, and hislshare in
the great future which opens before the
people of this country.
etl , ol ke,ivipia3 cf tisp3 11)o Di,sslls)islaiioii of Nok4lit, -pri3 ifeb)s:
The g,lory'ef the farmer is that it is his
to construct , and to create. Let- others
borrow and imitate,
travel and exchange,
and make fortunes by speed and dexteri
ty in selling something which:they never
Made; but the whole rests at last,upon
his pritiiiive activity. He stands dose
to nature; obtains from the earth bread ;
the, food w 7 .icli was not he has eamied to
•be. And this necessity and daty 'gives
the faral its dignity. All men feel this
to be their nattiml employment. The
tint farmer was the first man, and all no
bility rests on the poE,•r:sion c0..1 use of
;and. Men do not like hard ark very
well; but every man has an :exceptional
respect for tillage, and a feeling that this
is the original calling of his race; that he
himself is only, excused from it by some
circumstances which may direct - it for a
time to other hands. If he had nut some
small skill which recommends him to the
farmer, some product which -the farmer
will giVe him corn fur, he must himself
return to his due place among the plant
ers of corn. The profezSion - has its an
cient charm of standing close to God, He
who gives. Then I think the piety, the
tranquility, the innocence of the country
man, his independence, and all the pleas
ing arts behinhing to him, the care of the
beast, of poultry, of sheep,', of fruits, of .
trees, and its reaction on the workman,
in giving him a strength and plain dig-
nity„like the face and manners of nature,l
gal icon are sensible of. All of us keep
the farm in reserve as an asylum where
to bide their poverty and their solitude, i
if they do not succeed in scciety. - Who
knows how. many remorseful glances are
turned thus away from the competitions
of the shop and coutitino--rome, from the
mortifying cunning-of th q e Courts and the
Senates. After the man has been de
graded so that he has no longer the vig
or to attempt to' achieve labor on the soil,
yet when be:bas been poisoned by town!
life and drueged by cooks ; c very
meal is a force pump to exhaust by, stim
ulous the poor reinaiade:- of his strength,
he resolves : "Well, my children, whom
I have injured, shall wo bach[to the land
to bereernited and cured by that which
should- have been my nursery and shall
now be their hospital.?
, The farmer is a person of remarkable
conditions. His office is precise and im- 1
Portant; and it is of no use to try to pilot
him -in' rose-color. 'Yen Must take him
just as he stands. Nothing is arbitrioy
or sentimental in his condition,,am2, were
one respects lather tae elements of
Lis nffica than himself. He'bends to the.
order of the semen::: and the weather and
the soils, as the sails of the ship bend is i
the wind. he makes his gains little by
little, and by hard labor. - He is a slow
prrson, being r .ulated by time and na
ture, and net by city watches. He takes
the best of the seasons, of the plants, and
of chemistry. NatMfe never hurries, and
atom, by atom, little by little, accomplish
es her work. The lesson one learns in
fishing. yachting,_ hunting, or in planting,
is the knowledge of nature; patience with
the delays of wind and sun, delays of the'
seascns, c - Icecs of wafer - and drouth,
'tience" with tl• e sloaness of our fret an.:
with-the ilttleness of our strength, with
the larp•eness of sea and land. The farm
er, or the Man with • the hoe, times hie:-
self to nature and acquires, that immense
Patience which belongs to her. Slow,
narrow man---ehe has to wait for his- food
to grow. ELS rule isThat the earth hall
feed him and find him; and in each he
nitiNt be a graeeful splendor. His sp4md
ing must befarmer's spending and not
a merchant's.'
But though a farmer may be pinched.
on one side, lie .has advantages on the
other. Ile is permanent; be clings to
his land as the rocks do. Here in this
town farms' remain .in the sate families
now for 'seen or eight generations, m.d
the settlers of 1635 have their names
still in town ;, and the same general fact
holds geed in ail the surrouuiling towns
in the county. This ha....d Work will al
lv,4ys, be done ; kind of men; not by
sebehling speculators, inot by professors,
nor by' readers of TennFon,. hat by men
of strength and endurance.
The farmer has a great life) and 't great
appetite and health, and means for his
end. lie has broad land in which to
'place his home. lie has Wood to burn
great fires: Re has "plenty of: plain food.
His nilik at least:is watered: He has
sizep,.bettcr and Irma of it than men in
cities. But the farmer has grand gusts
confided to him in the great household of
nature. The farmer standslat the door
of eVery fainiby and Weighs to each their
life. ' It is for himto say whether 'men
shall marry or not. Early marriages and
the number of-births are indissolubly con
nected with abundance, or aslllurko said
--- 7 " man breeds at the month. i ! The farm-•
er is the Board of Quarantine. Re has
not only the life but the health of others
in his keeping.' Ile is the capital of
bealth.a4 his farm is the capital of wraith..
And it is from , him • and his influences
that the worth.aud pswor, moral and in
tellectual, Of the cities comes. The city
is always recruited from the country. The '
!men in the cities who are the centres of
i energy, the driving wheels trade or
'politics,- or arts of letters; the Women of
beauty and genius; are the children. or
'grand-children of farmerS, and are spend
ing the energies which their hard, silent
life accumulated in frost; furrofv, in pov
erty, in darkness; and in:necessity, in the
Summer's heat and Winter's cold.- Then
he has a universal factory. Hel who digs
land builds a well and makes a stone foun
tain, he who plants a grove of trees by
the roadside, who orahard'and
builds a durable house, •or - even puts tr :
stone seat by the way side, Makes the
land lovely and desirable, and makes a',
fortune -Which , he cannot carry with hint,
but which is useful to his country and
mankind long afterward. Tile Man that
works at home moves society •throughout • If it be true that- Uot by the
Ifiat of political parties, irut unon - esternal
laws of political economy, slavei are driv-I
en out of Missouri, out of Texas, out.ofl
the Middle States, out of Kentucky, dim!
the true Abolitionist is the farmer
MassachusettS, who, heedless of laws and',
Constitutions, stands all day in the field
investing his labor in the land and mak-.1
ing a product with which no forced hibcr
can in the long run contend. H The rich
man, we say, can speak the truth. It is .
the boast that was ever claimed for wealth,
that it could speak the truth, eciiild affor.l
Ifonesty, could afford independence of
opinion and action, and that is the theory
of nobility. But understand this :It is
only the rich man in the true sense who
can do this—the man who keeps his out
go within his income.
The boys who watch the spindles in
the English factoriiss, to . see that no
thread breaks or gets entangled, are call
ed "minders." And in this great factory,
of our Copernieian Globe, shifting its.
slides of constellations, tides and times,
bringing. now the day of planting, now'
the day of wateting, now the day oireap-,
ing, now the day of c7. - -,ring and storing,
the farmer is the 'minder." His ma-
chine is of collossal proportions ; the di
anic;er of the water wheel; - the arms ofl
the lever, timer power of the batters, out of
alI proportion; and it takes him long to'
understand its abilities and its working.
This putt p never sucks. Thee screws
are never loose. This machine is never'
out of order. The pistou and wheels and
Tires ne - ;er Wear . oot, but are self-repair-1
im±. Let me show you what are its aids.
the s;:rvants? Not
the Irish, Gud help him. No, but (iem
:stry ; the pure air; the water-hrook ; the
lightning cloud; the winds that . have
blown in the interminable succession of
years bei - otc he was born; the sun which
has for ages soaked the land with light
and heat, melted the earth, decomposed
the rocks end covered them with foree'. , •,
and accumulated the stagmun which
makes the heat of the meadow The stu;
dents of all nations have in past years
been dedicating their education to uni
versal science, and they have reformed
our school-books, and our termincloy.—L-
Tbe four quarters of the globe are no len g-
Asia, Africa and America ;
but Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Ni
trogen. TI e four seasons of the year 'are
now Gravilation, Light, Heat and Elec
tricity. Science has been showing how
nature works in regard to the sapport of
marine animals by marine plants. So
nature works on the land—on a'plan of
all for each, and'eacir for all. You can
not detach any portion of its foreesland
retain a perfect nature. The flame of
fire that comes* out of the cubit foOt of
wood or coal is exactly the same in amount
as the light and heat which was taken in
in the sunshine in the form of leaves and.
roots, and now is given - out after a hun
dred thousand years. Thus lie in the
farm inexhaustible magazines. The. eter
nal rocks have held their oxygen and
limo undiminished and entire as they
were. No particle of oxygen can run
away or wear out, but-has the same eller'.
gy ;IS on the first morning. . The great
rocks-seem to say : "Patient waiters arc
no losers." Ve have not lost so Much
as a spasm of the power we received.
The earth works - for man.• It is a ma
chine which yields neNt 'service to 'every
application of intellect. Every plant is
a manufactory of ,soil. In the- stem of
It he plant-development The tree
can draw on the whole air, or the whole
earth; or the rolling main. The (tree is
all suction pipe, imbibing from the ground
by its routs; from the air by: its; twigs,
-with all its might. • The atmosphere is
an immense distillery, drinking in the
oxygen and the carbon from plants, and,
absorbin - g the e.3sere~ of every slid -on
the globe. It is the receptacle from
which all things. spring, and into which
all return. The invisible air takes form
and solid mass.- Our senses are sceptics,
and only believe the -impressions of the
Moment. They do not believe what is
demonstrated to them—that theie vast
mountain chains tire made of gases and
wind. :They do not Wive, what
'is true, that one-half the rocks which
compose the great globe; every solid-sub
stance, the soils we cultivate, are made
•) - .
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up, et, and plants. and invisible
!oxygen. ;• Nature is as subtle; -as• she is
strUng. Her processes or decomposition
and reconstrtiction inightbe followed out
in higher grades of existence L rank into
rank, to - sentient beings. They burn
with internal fire which wastes ivhild it
1 works. The great agencies werk n man
, as in all.
i . I
r • There is no porter like graVitation, tole
will bring doWn any weight whieli you
cannot carry, and if he wants aid he
knovis where to .fit,d his fellow-laborers.
Water works in Masses, and . .sdts his irre
sistible shoulder to your mills' and your
shops, or transports vast .bewlders bf r;_ck
I.a thousand miles.. But its far greater*
I power lies in its car , aeity to enter the
I smallest holes and poreS. By its agency
the vegetable wcrld exists, carrying in so
lution the elements needful to every plant.
'Water 1 that daily miracle—a substance
I as explosive as gunpowder—the electric
I force contained in a drop of Wateri being
in amount •
I equal in amount to that which is•diSchat g
ed from a thunder-cloud. I quote from.
the exact Farraday.
1 While the fanner has these grand , fel
-1 low laborers to assist him, and these ma-
Ijestic tools to work with, it must he bwn-
I ed that he. is not quite competent to their
direction. ; His servants are sometirnes.
too strong for him. His tools are too
sharp. , But this inequality finds its rem
edy in practice. Experieucri dually
_teaches him, and lie is thought hl. The
farmer hates innovation ; lie hates the hoe
till he tries it, prefer/Mg to scratch with
a stick ; he will wallk till he has tried the
railway car; but the oldest fogies among
us, now that the Atlantic Cable is laid,
would hardly set out to dispatch a letter
across the ocean by swimming with it in
his\ mouth. While such great energies
a:e !corking for the farmer, he is.,aiso to
I recollect the great power that is in small
1 things. It is very little that is required.
'lts internal force consists in a feii simple
arrangements.- Look, for instance, at the
powers of a _chest nu t rail. , • Look at that
Iprairie, hundreds of miles off, not a stick
or a stone upon it, except at rare inter
',yids: Well, the farmer manages to put
up a rail fence, and at once seeds sprout
and crops rise. It was ocly the browse
-and fire that kept them down. Plant a
1 fruit tree by the roadside and it will not
I - produce, nit hough it -receives many hints
I from projected stones and "sticks, 'that
fruit is desired to come, and though
fruit has gone crude into the bowels of
1 small boys. But put a fence around it.
!the Loys wiil let it alone and you will,
have fruit so large and luScions as to stem 3 '
I almost inviting you to take its picture be--I
fore being seat to the Horticultural Fair.:
I' Nature drops. a pine cone in 3lariposa, I
Land it grows three or four centuries, pro-
I diming 'trees thirty feet-in circumference.
flsw was it- done ? They did not grow ,
on a ridge, but ii a basin, where they
3 fouiol a deep and dry sail, c. , R 1 where they
could protect themselves from the sun by
growing in groves, and from tbe winds by,
the mountain shelter. The planter who I
17aw them remembered his ore'mrd at
home,. where every year a destroying wind I
made his pears and peaches look as Mem; I
. as suffering virtue, not better titan Abolt-!
tioni:.4., white the fat Democrats, that had I
got their tap-roots into the Nationale
Treasury, grew. stout and hearty. So . he'
went home and built a high wall on the ,
exposed side of his orchard, and after that
his peaches grew to the size of melons,
and his vitfes ran out of all control.
I have heatd a man say that 'he could
I have a whole farm in a box a rod square.
1 Ile would take his roots into his librar
v and feed them with food they like. if
they have a fancy for dead dog-he would
I let them have it, being sure that the fruits
would never reveal the - secrets of their ta
ble. Such men wt. heed to out a
greater degree of cultivation of our soil,
which is capable of as great an increased
productiveness as that which Englantilias
achieved. • Concord iS one Of the oldest
towns in the country—far'on now in its
third century'. The Selectmen have once
in five years. perambulated its I bounds:
and yet in this year a very largequantity
of land has been discovered an ;added to
the agricultural land, and ''with a mut.-
mur of complaint. By drainagq tv'e have
gone to the subsoil, and we lia*e a Con
cord under Conotod, a bliddlesex under
Middlesex, and a basement story; of Mas
sachusetts more!irrluable than . all the su
perstructure. Tiles are political ecouo
' mists. '' , hey are so many young Ameri-.
cans announcing a better era,, t4l a day
of fat things. There' haz Leen a night
dare brought tip in England, under th'2,
indigestiOn of the late suppers of 'over
grown LOrds, that while the p pulation
increases in a geometrical ratio, the crops
increase only in an arithmetical tio. The
theory is that the best land isqultivated
first. This is hot so, for-the poOrest land
is the first cultivated, and the last lands
are the best jiatOs.i It needs science to!
cultivate thel best lands in 'the best man
ner. • Evq - 'ry day amew plan, anew theory.
And this poliiield.econetny is iii;the hands
of these - teaehers. It is true,' however,
that population increases in the ratio of.
NVH: ;•-•
• %Fr.
ufOra nutltbe ernpi ilLinereaseinit
I like ratio. •, • •
congratulate the;farmer of 3.lassachti
setts on: his • tintages: congttltula# . 3
'-him that lie, is et down in a good,
where the soil and: climate is i so gaol.
We *plant more;, than in any nnytherA.of
Southern latitude. •INTe aro ; here. oli-Jltp
northern benriary of 'the 'tropics, cirtlthp
! southern boundary of the tAretin _region* .
IVe can raise almost all crops, and .if,we
I lack the cirangd and paha, we ,have
i'apple and penelt and •pcalr. 113-1.1111:4*.
it is often said,ll although it is ..inerethy.
their „corn, than of their.
; that they reektM•it singular leading ar
"I Divine; Providence; , that i‘lassaeltusetts,
was Settled before „the prnirie Was', lttiOwn i
else unproduntive,sinls wahld never hate;
I been settled. :',But , the ; illasiaohuSetto
may conSole!himselc that if,helia . i
• I
not as rich soil; he •has the.adtantage
'a market at his; own door, ;and the martial
factory in the saute town: i I congratnlati
Ou. then, on this advantritre of your:4Q T
-• • • ••,
sawn. nest, Zgraft] cite .you on tno
new territory Which you havellisecii:e.iid;
itnid not annexed,' hut-suli T neked•to,
dlesex at- .1 Massachusetts' . And
congratulate yOu atj,being ;barn at a happy
!time, when . the. MI.I
. shtirp stick - Fast go" out
with the arrowl when' the aecani-engl l 6
is in full use, and'lnew plants and r ne‘i,
culture are dailY broUght fOrWard. • reopi
gratulate you on the fact that the year
tl:e.t has just witnessed sunaessful .. ornpl4;
merit in the min-room and on the feria,
and prairies ; 7:SS also witni‘ssed! the &yin..
of the Atlantic: cable.' The cable is laid
land the courage of man; is "Conrirititc4 . ::
The cable is a' smiting htind. .All' thii6
"used o look like vagary and
ing is to be solid dense henceforth. Who'
shall ever• dare to say itapls — sible . agaiii,'
I Henceforth, if h.' thing is really desirable !
it 01:IL cleOne leally practicable, and'
the farm you hate dreanisi,:',:--=go.instarie-il
ly and begin tO make it. T congraitilatd
;you, lastly, on the new politinal `economy
.101-', takes oft" thc•erape and lets -in;th&
sunlight on as; - . and- which teaches 'that
what is !. - tend for one' human body is:gi3O(V
.useful for us all. ' ,
Mr. Emerson waA- rrtue4'itpplau
he took ;,:•;•neat. i •
- .
LOST STARS.—Those '. W ho . tho .
heavens say that often star, drops out of.
:he brumnent, Or dies thetb„ and is lost.t . o;
I sight forever after. It may. have been the
bright - star of-hope of many a mariner on;
the;uncertainspa of life. Itsl calm, gen
tie radiance ID ly have shed good. cheer
; and comfort upon many a path.darkwitlL
doubt and sorrlv and dread. . One and:
another of i -born May have look- - ;
c 4 up; to, it, frOru the lOWer height, for
sweet love and IproMise of good things :
Star of however many destinies, though,
it goes. out. andiis no
Like these dropping„ dying stars, our:
lovedones away from Or sight: The .
stars. .of our hOpes,l car 4mbitions, our;
prayers. whose; light shines ever before ;
as,. leading on and up, theY suddenly fade,
From the iirmanent. nr; our hearts, and.
their place is ct i cptiatal dark. A moth:
ci's steady, soft, arid earnest right thup r
beamed through alll our wants and
r0.:7; ; father's strong, riulek light, that,
kept our feet from stutriblittg on the dark ;
and treacherous ways; a sister's light,.so
mild, so pure,.;zo constant; and so firmi,
shining upon uS from gentle, lovingteyes„
and persuading us to grace and goodnesi;,
a brother's light, bright and b:A,(3. ana•h . op-. 4
CS t j a friend's light, true and trusty—gone~
out—forever ?. no ! I The light luts,,
not gone out. it islshingi:ng beyond the,
stars, where there is no night and
darLness, tOrever and forcer.
'The rpirits of the loved and the departed'
Are with u 3; and they, tell us; of the sky, • ~•
A - rest for the bereaved and broken-h - arted,27
A house not made withhands, a home onktlgh.•• - :
Iloly monitions- 7 a my sterionS breath—
A whisper from the marble h4.11s of death 1. • .
•i• 1 • -
.They have gone front us; and the...grave ; ln. i
• strong! .
Yet in wittches they are near!"'.'
Their vc.,•i•es linger rodnd us as tlie'song
Of the-sWeet skylark. ling,ers on the ear. , '
Wheu,,lloating upward in thei flush or.eveni, •
Its form is lost from eurth,artdswallowed ; Up,i
in heaven."
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•A LADY'S S.EGRE'riSOil.P.Dlr.—AoriDg
lady thus decribeS her •feelihgs and
courts sympathy : I • -
My head is sick; my heart is sad, • -
But 01 the cause I dare not tellp• •
I urz not grieved, I am nOt glad,- •"
I ant not ill, Lain not well. . •::
. 'M not mvself—Fm not the ssme;
T . am, i.ideed; Ijnow riot what; ,
Pm eh: ged :in all, except in name:—'
• 0,-when shall the chaiiged
• Do not came' to use, ainnell Mc you ire . ,
fit to join. the church,. becaUge you Iva ko : ,
pray morning arid night; ;Tell me. what,
your prayer lias- done fur-you; and
call your nciglibors, zld 1 , 4 . the near what,
they think it 4.3 done for You.---Bceclie.
"DID it hurt you ?" ,atk?.tl 4 lady when she'
trod on a ral.l'a foot
"'No, io thank you, seeing it is you:-
If it. were Anybody ele, llicti4li, ' I'd holler
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