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For the Mariettion.
Love at First Bight.
I remember when first we met,
That meeting I Shall neei forget,
Thrbeanty charmed meat-the eight, •
And filled my heartwith pure delight,
I thought thee, oh, as pure and fair
As angels repreoented are.
And in those clear blue eyes of thine,
Methought there lurked the winning shrine
For me, who never vet revealed
The love kin my heart concealed,
But oh, my suit I ne'er could urge
Because I lacked the moral couege.
May all the gods look down propitious
And grantme these, my fondest wishes,
To speak my mind without restraint
And heal me of this love complaint,
This I desire. But should'st thou prove
Unmoved by my fond tale of love,
Then all my cherished hopes are gone
And I'm a lone deserted one.
But oh, ye gods, don't let it come,
The thought already strikes me dumb,
And makes me all that woman can
A poor and miserable man.
Oh for s supernatural sense.
A flow of giftel eloquence, •
That I might speak . my mind wi h ease,
And give an everlasting peace
To this fond youth. That he might be
Forever cured of misery.
Of which the ban I do suspect
Would fall on me, if I'd object,
To listen to hie "tale , of love,"
And thus ungrateful to him prove.
Why this his little heart would brake
And mark the females for his sake.
They'd cry out in behalf of bun
And I'd be ruined for my fin,
And well I might. The truth I tell,
If aught to him through me befell,
It w3uld reveal a "situation , '
I'd noVbe4trturall creation.
I would rather his suit approve
And grant him in return, that loft
For which he sigh'd so long, but never
Could find the courage to speak with
And make him "all that woman can"
A happy little married man.
The above two simple little poems I
found in mannscript—written in two
different hands—among the private pa
pers of one who is dear to me, now in the
world of spirits. They tell their own
tale in their own way, and exhibit a
phase of the human heart perhaps, that
could not possibly be reflected through
the media, of any other minds, with pre-
Mealy the same outline of shade*
"Rough diamonds" they are, to say
the best we can or the poetic skill by
which they wore wrought, nevertheless
they speak the same human emotions—
and nothing less—as those that are re
flected from the heart and brain of the
most cultivated and finished scholar in
the land. God has endowed all men
with faculties, and passions, and sense-
tions, and emotions, and also with an
organism through which these manifest
themselves to others. All have even,
the same kind and the same quality, but
all have not the same measure and de
gree; these depend something upon
hereditary tranemieidon, but more large-
ly upon cultivation. There are differ.
ent plans -of influx into the mind, and al
so different plans of effluxfrom the mind
one above the other. Cultivation makes
this influx and efflux harmonious, just as
it infuses harmony, after long practice,
into a band of musicians or a choir of
singers. At first there is discord and
jarring ; and this is the case too, to
some extent, even if they are each and
separately good instrumental performers
or singers. Harmony is the poetry of
music, as music itself is the poetry of
sounds. But there are no notes, no
sounds, no faculties of any kind, that
are innate to man by virtue of his inher
itance, or his social or his moral position
in life. All have "eyes, hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, passions, affections ;
fed by the same food, bunt with the
same weapons, subject to the same dis
eases, healed by the same means, warm
ed and cooled by the same summer and
winter"—all have these qualities, but
all have not got them in the same de
gree of proficiency. Phrenologists find
the poetic organ in all heads, but they
find a great diversity in its develops
ment, and consequently there must be as
great a diversity of the poetical faculty.
Although smooth and harmonious poet
ry may be conditioned upon intelligence
yet it does not involve deep and pro
found learning. Neither Shakespeare
nor Burns were learned men, but they
were men of observation, of thought and
of feeling; and were the truest poets
that the world has ever produced, or
ix Ntgt6tut Vansetartitt Rana for tt Now firth.
MARIETTA, PA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1867.
perhaps ever will produce; in the popu
lar sense of that term. They were true
poets, because "they held as it were the
minor up to nature ;" and the pure and
unsophisticated reflections of common
mind'arenot leis real than those of the
Although I foind the first of the
above poems inlvhand.writing which I
immediately recognized, yet I am not
able to any more than surmise their au
thorship, Whatever their quality may
be, we may recognize in them a very fa
minor history—tbe" portrayal of an
emotion, "of loassiOn , infatuation, call it
as you Will"but such, in any event, as
all who are endowed with huinan sensi
bilities haveozperienced at least once
in their lives.
r Blume or; THE OWL.—Bards is God's
Tew the lion he gave majesty ; tow
the elephant strength ; tow the fox,
canning; and tow the tiger, deceit
But taw the bards, hie pets, bnty and
And none so blest as the owl.
The owl ie a game bard ; he can,whip
anything that wears feathers—after dark.
Se is a wise bird and hoots at moat
He is a eollam bird, a cross between a
justice of the peace end a county super
He is a stiff burd and site up as stiff
as an exclamation point.
He is a luxurious buid, and feeds on
He is a long-lived burd, and never was
known to take death,natrally.
He is a hardy burd, and grows tough
He is an honest burd and almays shows
an open countenance. - -
He is a prompt bard, and satisfies at
oust his outstanding bills.
He is a comfortable bard and always
sleeps in feathers.
He is an attentive burd, and durin'
the day can always be,found
Be is a festive bard, and don't come
home till morning.
Thus the owl, a mistaken emblem of
solitude and sadness, if we dig into his
nature closely, is emphatiCally one of
'em, and belongs to the club.
SUCCESSFUL EDIFORS.-A good editor,
or competent newspaper conductor, is
like a general or a poet born, not made.
Exercise and experience give facility,
but the qualification is innate, or it. is ,
never manifested. On the London daily
papers all the great historians, novelists,
poets, essayists, and writers of travels,
have been . tried and nearly every , one
has failed. "I can," said the late editor
of the London Times, "find any number
of men of genius to •write for me; but
very seldom one man of common sense.
Nearly all successful editors•are of this
description. A good editor seldom
writes much for t/ his paper.; he • reads,
judges, selects, thetatee, altere and com
bines, and to do all this well he has bat
little time for composition. To write
for a paper is one thing, to edit a paper
A FOOLISH 'YOUNG GIRL.-A young
lady named Martha Stokes, residing a t
the village of Anna, in Union county,
Illinois, committed suicide on the 22nd
ultimo by taking two teaspoonfuls of
arsenic. She had attended a party the
evening before accompanied 'by a young
man of that town, and returning lite at
night the young fellow told her he was
going to marry, naming the girl. Miss
Stokes did not believe him, and so ex-
Tressed herself, when the young man
showed her the license. This convinced
her, and she managed to procure the
poison and take it unknown to her
friends. Miss S. is described as an esti
mable young lady.
- or An Irishman made a sudden bolt
into a druggist shop, took from his pock
et a soda-water bottle filled to the'brim ,
with some pure liquor, and handing it
across the counter, said :
"There doctor, snuff that sill yOu 9"
The doctor did. as he was directed, and
pronounced the liquor to be genuine
"Thank you doctor," said the Irish
man. "Hand it to me again, if you
The doctor again did as he was &rea
-1 ed, and asked what he meant.
"Och, thin," said Pat, "If you will
have it, the priest told me not to drink
any of this unless I got it from the doc
tor. So here's your' fiaalth and the
Men are like . wagon, ; they rattle
most Olen there is nothiag is them.
The true lady is unmistakably recog
nised, not so easily described.
She showsin her every act a dignity, a
grace, a parity which vulgarity • cannot
hope to counterfeit, nor the moat irrev
erent fail to admire. Whether she be
found in a hovel or on a throne, there is
that in her character which will inspire
respect, and render her position. unas
sailable. Cassander finding Olympius.
the mother of Alexander, an obstacle in
hie Approach to the throne of Macedon,
which his ambition coveted, sent a band
of assassins ,to put her to death. But .
when these hardened wretches found
themselves in the presence Of this daugh
ter, wife, and mother of kings, such was
the lofty,majesty of her mien that they
could not raise an arm to strike the fa
tal blow. With such a -defence every
lady is supplied. Villains who =have
long revelled in crime as if it -were
pastime will stand abashed in her pros
ince. Like the fabled Una, she will
move in her armor purity unharmed,
Amid all that could cnntaminate and all
that could imperil.
We may not, as we "have said, de
scribe a true lady, but we may name a
few of the characteristics by which she
is most prominently distinguished. First
among these is genuine refinement both
Of sentiment and manners. This will
display itself in the tidiness of her
household arrangements, in the neatness
of her dress, and in the elegance of her
language. Many a shrew, indeed, keeps
a house with scrupulous nicety ; many a
woman with not one attribute of the
lady, dresses with brilliant splendor and
boundless extravagance ; many a virago
uses language so utterly refined that she
will employ the most lengthened peri
phrases to avoid a vulgar expression.
Bat in all these instances there is little
danger of a mistake. We can tell the
home of a lady , almost as soon` ati we
have put foot on the threshold. A wom
an of truly refined tastes will make her
self known as such even to a casual ob
server. She will impart to the simplest
details of her household arrangements
touches that will proclaim her apprecia
tion of the beautiful. All things . will
bespeak neatness and comfort, bat in
nothing will there be seen effort at dis
play. Her dress will always be so ap
propriate to the occasion that it will
appear well, whether it be of calico or
silk. - Her conversation will be chaste,
but not falsely modest; she will never
shrink from speaking right out in good
plain English anything that ought to be
spoken. at 6dl. She, never think of
saying wicked.things in French or Ital
ian, and think their unbecomingness
lessened by this use of another tongue.
The lady is always unostentatious in
her manners, avoiding rather than court
ing public observatidn. She is polite to
all ; not that stiff, cold politeness which
makes its object feel quite as unpleas
ant as rudeness would do, but that' gen
nine politeness which springs from a
beneficent heart. There is in her none
of that supercilious- pride which causes
some to treat with disdain those who are
more plainly dressed or less highly edu
cated than themselves. On the con
trary, her deportment towards those
who are inferior to her in wealth and
_position is especially kind, without being
oppressively patronizing. It is her first
aim to render all who come under her
influence pleased with themselves. This
tact will enable her to do without either
falsehood or flattery. Many a bashful
young man who, in general society, is
silent to the point of stupidity, has been
surprised at finding his timidity entirely
banished and his tOngueloosened into a
ready flow by the potent spell of an ele
gant lady, with whom, for the first time,
he has ventured to converse, Such
great - power can be exerted only by
those who have brilliant intellects,' as
.well as noble hearts ; but the desire to
oinks others happy exists in every true
Bence she, will be actively benevolent.
Whatever.good she finds to do, she will
enter into with all the energy of her na
ture. Her efforts *ill be made without
the sounding of a trumpet ; but they
will not, therefore, be the less effectual
in the accomplishment of their ends.
Wherever she finds one suffering under
the lash of adverse fortune, or under the
far more cruel tortures ;whichslanderous
tongues-inflict, she finds an object of
charity, and flies with ready zeal 'to suc
cor and to save. Even the "one more
unfortunate," who comes like the Pen
at the gate of Eden, - with tear bedewed
face and heavy beast, begging to be re
admitted to society, receives from her
words of encouragement and hope. The
enterprises which - aim at ameliorating
the condition or !elevating the dignity
of her sex, she supports with willing
heart and ready hand. But, however
deep an interest she may feel in extend
ing schemes of benevolence, the true
lady will never forget her home nor ne
glect her duty to its inmates. She will
never like Mrs. Jellaby, renderherhouse
hold a scene of confusion and misery, in
order that she may benefit the savages
of Booriabola Ghah. On the contrary,
if she be raised to the sublime dignity of
a wife and mother, she will deem her
husband and children the most precious
of her jewels, and feel that in them she
exhibits to the world the noblest result
of her Mgr, and the worthiest monu
ments of her virtues. •
Not only is she benevolent in deed—
she is likewise charitable in her opinions.
She is , not given to slander, to jealousy,
nor to envy. In the petty intrigues for
social position and advantageous match
es she -takes no part. Though not
haughty, nor unduly proud, she is still
too proud to contend with the vulgar
and groveling about matters which
seem yastly momentous to their little
minds. It assailed, as she very likely
will be, she moves steadily on and lets
the slander die. The tenor of her life
proclaim's her purity. She needs no
other defence. The shafts which calum
ny would hurl _against, her= fall at her
feet as straws thrown against the corelet
of a steel-clad warrior.
But it would require a book instead
of a newspaper column, did we attempt
to portray the true lady in all the fal
lacies of her beauty, majesty and glory.
Mush as we delight in the theme, we
must forbear. We have said enough to
show that the character is too brilliant "
to be very frequent. In truth, the gen
uine lady is much more rarely found than
we could wish. Numbers who have
many of these elements are led astray
by a desire to follow the silly fashions of
the world. Others, who have a great
desire to be - considered ladies, are mis
taken.as to what is necessary to - conati
tate that character. If our remarks
shall inspire any one with a higher ap
preciation of this highest type of wom
anhood, or beget a desire to attain to
its excellencies, we shall feel abundant
ly repaid for all the labor it has cost.—
Vie Ladies' Home.
A JOLLY MISTAKIL—The Minnesota
Staatszeitung has the following : By com
mand of his high mightiness, the ex-tail
or Andy, some one of the numerous
clerks in Washington was recently set
at work to renew the commission as post
master for Farmington, Dakota county,
of J. C. Andrews—a bosom friend of
"Andy's," and a first-class bread.and-but
ter man. But the clerk, being absent
minded, or thinking perhaps more of
some other clerk in crinoline, blundered,
and wrote, instead of J. 0. Andrews, J.
0. Edwards. Now there is by odd luck,
a J. 0. Edwards in Farmington ; but he
is "a full-blood nigger," black as the ,ace
of spades, "sassy as a stock of monkeys,"
and, as we hear, more intelligent, better
educated, and considerably better quali
fied to "ran the machine" than J. C. An
drews. And so it came to pass, in the
second yeu of his reign, that Andy, the
nigger killer, appointed a darkey in Min
nesota to be postmaster.
far The hat was passed amend in a
certain congregation for the purpose of
taking up a collection. After it had
made the circuit of the church it was
handed to the minister who, by the way,
had changed pulpits with the regular
preacher, and he found not a penny in
it. He inverted the hat over the pulpit
cushions and shook it, that its emptiness
might be seen, then raising his eyes to
ward the ceiling he exclaimed, with
great fervor, " I thank God that I got
my hat from this congregation."
ar 'IA good old woman, a dear friend
of mine," says John Newton, "was ask
ed upon her death-bed if she was com
fortable in her mind. "Very far from
it," she answered. "Then yon are not
willing to die ?" "Quite willing," she
said. "If my Father chooses to put me
to bed in the dark, I can trust him."
W "Pray excuse a bit of sarcasm,"
said Smith to Jones, " but you are an
infamous liar and scoundrel." "Pray,
pardon a touch of irony," replied Jones,
as he knocked him down with a poker.
None bat the orave,ileserykthe
fair." No ; and-none but the brave can
live with some of them.
sr We have heard ofinany a bottle
tieing Wet ; who ever-heirdof oaaleing
VOL. XIII.-NO. 28•
Staff for Smiles
The pompous epitaph of a close-fisted
citizen closed with the following passage
of Scripture : "He that giveth to the
poor lendeth to the lord," "That may
be," soliloquized Sambo, "bat when dat
man died, de lord didn't owe him a red
"The winter of my life has come,"
said Jenkins, as he looked at his white
locks in the glass. "I perceive snow in
An English lecturer speaking of this
country says : "America is no place for
fools." As soon as this fact was ascer
tained he left.
"I wish you had been Eve," said an ur
chin, to an old maid who was proverbial
for her meanness.
"Because," said he, "you would have
eaten all the apple instead of dividing
A "love letter ink" has been invented,
which is a shore preventive against all
cases of breach of promises, as it fades
away, and leaves the sheet blank after
being used a month. Lovers need not
fetWeif-putting their passionate thoughts
upon paper after this. It will no doubt
be in great demand.
A young lady trading with a rather
raw clerk for a pair of stockings, asked
"how high they came ?" Her beauty and
her question staggered him, but he at
last stammered out, "Dont know—'bove
the knees, I guess 1"
"What is it makes iced . cakes, Mick 7"
• "Och 1 Larry. but it's you that's stu
pid 1 Don't they bake them in cowld
ovens, to be share 1"
"You a dentist, Bob? I did not
know you were in that trade. "Yes,"
said Bob, " I follow no other business
.bat setting teeth—in beet, bread, pota
toes and such like.".
Punch says that women first resorted
to tight-lacing to prove to the men bow
well they could bear tight squeezing.
A little five year old, referring to his
sister's perfumery, said, "There ain't no
penny in that, is there ?" "No, my dear."
" Then, what makes you call it a (e) cent
Sin is like a. bee, with honey in its
mouth, but a sting in its tail.
When you "pop the question" do it
with a kind of laugh, as if you were jok
ing. fide accepts you, very well, if she
does not, you can say "you were only in
"Put it out a little further" said a doc
tor who was examining the tongue of a
female patient: she complied. ';A lit
tle further still, if you please," she obeyed
again. "Put it out as far as possible,
"Mercy, doctor" says she, "yon must
think there is no end to a woman's ton-
A farmer's wife, in speaking of the
smartness aptness, and intelligence of
her son, a lad six years old, to a lady
acquaintance, said :
"He can read fluently in any part of
the Bible, repeat the whole catechism,
and weed onions as well as his father."
"Yes, mother" added the young hope_
ful, "and yesterday I lickid Ned Rawson,
throwed the cat in the well, and stole
old Hinckley's gimlet."
The night-mare is now politely term
ed the "nocturnal horse of the feminine
By wearing a pair of yellow spectacles
it is said a person may spread his bread
with lard, which will look and taste pre.
cisely like butter.
In a state or mental absence, a young
man demanded the hand of a young lady,
and only perceived his error when he got
her father's boot.
"See here, dad—ain't Bill collie our'
"No—what makes you think so, Mol
"Why, every time he comes whar she
is, she sorter leans to him, like a pig to
a warm chimney jam 1"
"folio there, you little ragged, bare
footed bareheaded fellow? who's your
master ?" "Want is my master,' replied
the poor out cast, "and a bad one he is.'.
°My brethern," said a staid and
learned oracle, "there is a great deal to
be did, and it is time we were all up and
Independence is the locomotive which
carries the car of society over the rail
track of success. The man that jumps
out is utterly lost. Hold on to your
hair when the rate is rapid, but never
lose your seat.