Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 10, 1840, Page 4

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 10, 1840 Page 4
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'Ho touched his harp, ninl tuitions heard, entranced." Kor ilio I'ri'o Press. DOROTHY'S TO .Mil. NO-SIGNA TURK. Komcmbtr I 1 When once upon the hi wn we met, The sun the nod of day, hud set, And in your eye, Although n man, A pirlith tear was hold to .listen, a And to my words while you did listen, You tore my tail ! I have forgotten IS'ono of these, nor yet the flop; Which knped upon thu viry loj Which wo then sut on. I spcakinir ended. You could not for jour hie rihcarso One simple word in prow or verse, I had expended. Hut soon hesnn To talk of loe and sueli like tiling, And all the sweets it always ttringy. O ! my poor fan 1 How you did '.ireak it. And when the riiij I took fiom you, You said you nave a heart as true 'As love could make it. I know 'tis true ; And while I live, I'll hear ihe token. Thy lady-loo ( lis proudly ,-poken) Is faithful too. Old Time shall Mast The lines which heard our .nl Mvrrt storv, And stlip them of thiir veidaut glory. They cannot last. The rini; 'n pave, 1 know full well, old'Tiino will rust, And solid rocks shall turn to thiM. Those nought can sate. And vou will sec My "my mild hltiu eyes" (that phratu Their beauty and ihcir liMie yone -All this must he. your own) Time will prevail On earth : but love, when trill v then, Tis) said is rcpi-steled in heaven, And cannot fail. TIM; L.lriT .MAN. DV T. CAMmBLJ.. All worldly shape; shall melt in gloom, The sun liimc!l'mii-.t die, Before this mortal shall assume Its immortality. I had a vision in my sleep, That jjave my spin! orength to sweep Adown the gulf of time: I saw the last of human mould, That shall Creation's d ath behold, As Adam saw her prune. The sun's eye had a tidily glare, The earth with aw was'wan, The skeletons of nations were Around that lonely man ! Some had expired in fl-jln thu brands Still rusted in their bony hands; In plague and f imitie some! Earth's cities had no sound nor tread j And ships were drifiinc with the dead To shores where all was dumb! Yet, prophet, that lone one stood, With dauntless words and high, That shook the sere leaves from the wood As if a storm pas'd by, Saying, we are twins in (loath, proud S'un, Th v face is cold, thy race is run, "i'is mercy bids thee go. For thou ten thmsand thousand years Hast seen the tide of human tears, That shall no longer flow. What though hcncMh thoc mm put forth His pomp, his pride, his skill j And arts that made (iir, flood and earth, The vassals of his will ; Yet mourn I not thy parted sway, Thou dim discrowned king of day j For nil thoo troph'u d arts And triumphs that beneath thee sprang, Ileal'd not a pa-sion nor a pang, Kutail'd on human hearts. No, let oblivion's curtain fall Upon the stage of men, Nor with thy rising beam- recall, Life's traced)' .'main. Its piteous pageants bring not back, Nor waken llcsh, upon the rack Of pain anew to writhe ; Sticteh'd in disease' shapes abhorr'd, Or mown in battle by the sword, Like grass bciii.ath the scythe. E'en I am weary in yon sk:c3 To watch thv fading fire ; Test of all suiuless agonies, Heboid not me expire. My hps that speak thy dirge of death Their rounded gasii nntl gurgling breath To sec thou shaft not boat ! The eclipse of nature spreads my pull, The majesty of darkness shall Receive my parting ghost 1 This spirit shall return to him That gave its heavenly spark Yet think not, .Sun, it snail be dim When thou thyself art dark ! No ! it shall live again, and shine Jn bliss unknown to beams of thine, lly Him rccall'cd to breath, Who captive led cnplivitv, Who robb'd the grave of Victory, And took the sting from Dcatli! Co sun, while mercy holds me up, On Nature's awful waste, To drink this last and bitter cup Of grief that mm shall tastL Oj, tell the night that hides thy face, Thou saw'st the last of Adam's race, On earth's scpulchial clod ; The dark'ning mmcrsc defy, To quench his immortality, Or shako his trust in God ! THE WIDOW. It was a cold nnd bleak evening in a most so vcro wmtor. J ho miow was driven by thu lu rious north wind. Few dared or were williuir to venture abroad. It was a night that tho poor will not soon iorgct. In a most miserable and shattered tenement FOiuowhal remote from nnv other habitation there then resided an aged widow, all alone, and tji not all alone. During the woarv dav in her excessive weak nets-, bin) had not hoen able to step beyond tin door, tier last niort-ol ol abroad had been con eumcd and none heeded her destitution, She sat at evening, by her small fire, half famished with hunger and from exhaustion unahlo to sleep preparing to meet her fate from which eJie knew not how she should he snared. Kho prayed that morning." Give ine this dav my daily bread," but the shadows of evening had descended upon her.and bur prayer had not been answered, Wliilo such thoughts were pnsning through her weary mind siio heard tho door suddenly open and shut again and found riespositctl in her entry by an unknown hand a basket crowded with all those articles of comfortable food which had the sweetness of manna to her. What wero her feelings on that night God only knows ! but Ihoy wero hitch as riso up to him, tho Great Deliverer from ton thousand hearts every dav. Many days ofarFotl bofore tho widow learned through what mest cnger God had sent that time ly aid, It was at the impulse of a little child, who op that dismal firosido of her hOinc, was led to express the generous wish that tho puor widow whom she had soinotiinu.s visited, could share eomo of her numerous comforts and cheer. I let parents follown' -lit tho bonovnlont suggestion ; and a .servant was soon disp-iUhed to her moan abode, wilh a plentiful supp'y, What a beautiful gllmpso of tho chain of cau. iicr, all fastened to the throne of God! Auaii"ol with noiseless wing oamo down ntiirin tho non. refill breast of a child, and wilh no jioinn or cir. r.uinstnnro of the outward miracle, the widow'bV prayer was answered. From the Clinton County Whig. Till! STKANUJCKAS OltAVE, UV MOIlTIMr.Il CltAYTON, OCNT. No admirer of Nature lins over passed tlio IliLdilitudsof the Hudson, without being struck with majestic awe, from tlio grandeur of the scenery. Tlio stupendous piles of rocks, witlttlieir narrow and dangerous passes tho silvery brooks foaming down their sides, form ing almost n continual cascade and the over-hanging precipices, which seem about to lull and crush the beholder ns he passes them. Here once was our country's last i en treat for safety amid the thousand secret do files, known only to the hardy yeomanry, who guanletl lite passes when tho 'btttko was our Country, freedom und liberty, or slavery and death. row visitors to tho Highlands who have become acquainted with the spot known as the totraugcr's urave, liul to visit it, and lis ten itttoiitivelv to tho old woman who lives near by, while she relates the story the tlioitsauth lime, and in which she boasts in lier younger days to have planted tho briar and rose, which lilooni over Ins last restm place. A short distance above Washington's Valley and near the Highland Face, may he seen ti small cottage, which Irom its appear mice has lor ages, withstood the blasts ol nil tuinn and the snows of winter ; built in the ancient form, with high and pointed roof, thu caves reaching almost to the ground, the main entrance at the cud ot the building, No fence guards this dwelling, no fancy bow ers of roses or invrtlo decorate its grounds, no honey-suckle or morning-glory creeps up the windows, hut it looks as though it was deserted, and to a stranger it presents more thu appearance of a dwelling for owls than a human being; this was the dwelling place o( dame W ; and yet how long she had resided there none can tell, hut has been known to the oldest inhabitants for many years. This cottage Mantis in one of life pleasant vallies of the Highlands, shaded by oak and chestnut, and from the sides of the brook, which in its graceful meanderings greatly beautifies the valley, may be culled many beautiful llowers, not such as grow un der the hands of the llorist, but tlio simple llowers of nature. Near the centre of this pleasant dell rises a mound, over which, tho outspreading branches of tho oak form a covered pathway, and over which the rose and violet bloom known as the Stranger's G rave. All that is known of the one who lies in this beautiful cemetry of nature, (and which seems its if nature had formed it expressly for the burial place for one of her favor ites, who might rest from his labors while studying nature's scenery and beauty, or one drooping under the influence of crushed hopes and a broken heart, which no balm can heal,) is, according to tradition, as fol lows. In the summer of 17 , when nature was decked in all her beauty, when every twig was green, and llowers decked the earth in robes of colors, and when the setting sun was most beautiful, sinking behind the hills, leaves the golden west streaked with blue and red, and those soft lines which the rays of the setting sun shoot upward: the whole beauty of the scene can only bo seen by fan cy's image to the eye. It was at such a sun set a stranger, weary from travel, reached tins cottage and asked for food and lodging Die fishing tackle and basket of speckled trout, bespoke what had been his occupation wini'ii cnusou iatigue. Thedawn ofan autumnal morning illumin ed the bed of the dying stranger, and the good old dame, watchful and readv to obey the calls and wants of her charuo. tisUrwl if he would have any thing ; he said "Xotliint-, only that I may be bolstered up to behold the rising sun once more throw his rays upon my favorite lefeat." His wishes were promptly complied with, and ere tho sun had readied the zenith, his soul had lied. Al though its strange as his life and deatli had been, and the painful situation of tho good old lady, liai Dormg anil nursing the stranger as though lie were her own, she had learned from him most of his history. With the aid I of sonic farmers, she complied with his last request, and buried him in the valley where he chose lobe laid, und took chaigoofa packet which was to bo delivered to a lad v some distance from his home. He was the onlv son of respectable parents who resided in tho State of V . His father died when he was young, leaving him heir to a great estate, and in charge of a'biul and indulgent mother. He entered a college in the Eastern States, (of which at that time there were but lev,) anil was known as a careless scholar, or one who cared more for his gun and fish-lines, and rambl'ng in the woods and by tho brooks, than science and philosophy, or studying the Greek Philo sophers. The first in every pastime which broke College laws, and the one who cared least tor reprimands and faculty advice. At length, no longer regarding study or college laws, lio was expelled. At first the expul sion and disgrace humbled his naturally proud spirit, but that soon wearing off, he returned to ins mother, bbe received him with feel ings of regret, and reproved him through her tears as a fond and anxious mother would, and wept, since all her fondest hopes cherish- cu in tier onlv son wero now frustrated. He was pained when he saw his mother troubled, the anxious care and blighted hopes, all cau sed nv lus wav worthless and neo mci. lie was changed, and vowed to retrace his past steps, and by his future conduct, cheer tho heart of a widowed mother. The determi nation was no sooner conceived in his mint, than linnly resolved upon. Ho returned to College, and with man v promises and the solicitations of his friends, lie was reinstated ; from this time he was an altered man. No longer was he the gay wild youth of former days, tlio careless and ab sent scholar, but now, tho example of hi class, tho first studunt in standing, lie was likely to bearoff the honors of the institution Ho had formed an attachment for a vouim lady when first connected with College. oho iiieuaiiguier ol a land-bolder, apd to whom ho carried letters of introduction when ho first becamo a student : si in lnvml liim with all tho fervency of liar youthful heart, as ho was her first love. His wild spirit found a companion in tlio society o E'lon 11 .. Naturallv snriiditlv and eav yet alToctionato and pure was her lovo for him; tho words had boon spoken which bound their hearts together till a stronger ties should bind them before tho world. When he was expelled from College .sho was pained to think of losing his society, and sorrowed for his disgrace, hut on his again becoming a iiioniuui ui ii, sun uounu li i m with a pledgo if lie should honorably lcavo tho institution graduate, she would bolus; sho would not enter society as formerly, but consider her sell thu itfliauced bride ot (be Student. His collogiato vent's were fast drawing toa clo'onwl honors had justly hoen bestowed upon hint. Study seemed his favorito, and particularly Philosophy and Astronomy. lie was out upon tho field for observation one oveniug, a short tinio provious to tho .commencement of our tule, thoughtfully tented by tho side of his instrument, ho was recalled from absent wondering.; among tlio Planets by a merry burst or laughter. "It cau be no other itts Ellen," said ho some what hastily. It was Ellen, hut not alone, sho was with a slrangcs. Tlmy passed near him, lie overheard thu words ol love, but no response front her. llo could hardly rc strain himself from rustling to thorn seize the intruder and hurl him to tlio ground, or sheath his dirk in his breast ; but his feelings wero curbed by the thought "She is true." Heing excited from what he had heard, and endeavoring to calm his feelings, ho heard her promise herself to the stranger and speak trillingly of his own affection. That night the student sought not Ins bed or room; ho throw himself upon tho ground and revolved in his mind all that had passed since his pledgo to Ellon, the reason of his being thu honored student, and by close applica tion had ruined his health ior the sole pur pose of complying with tier request and to gain her hand; ho now resolved on leaving tlio place for ever. Tlio next morning tlio heretofore punctual member was absent. All were supprised and sought him at his room ho was thero but pale and spiritless ho told to none tho cause of the change. That day he left tho village of N , and willi a small bundle started, none knew whither. It wns a few days after this lie reached dame W 's cottage in tho High lands the beauty of the scenery had attract ed his notice, and angling in the brook, fol lowed it down its rocky course in thoughtful melancholy, till hunger and fatigtto caused him to seek shelter nnd food. A severe cold, taken on tho evening when Ellen re nounced all love for him, and his careless ness for his health, soon terminated his ca reer willi the most effective diseaso the con sumption. llo wns the brightest and best scholar of his age, an ornament to the institution, and bid fair to have been a star on the page of our country. The few short months of sum mer saw him fade away, although his purse supplied every necessary, no aid could heal his wounded spirit. 'They buried him when the frost cast the leaf,1 in the valley ho lov ed so well, where ho lies 'unhonorcd and un sung.' The slab bears tho initials W. B., lint no relative lias ever visited tho spot to drop a tear over the Student and Stranger's Grave. l'rom the X. II. Patriot. ETII AnTvLLEN. The true character of this distinguished pioneer of l'berty and the wilderness is fast fading away, like tlio light of the setting sun, even from the aged Fashionable fanaticism, in the exercise of its despotic power, lias but too successfully, attempted to cast a dark oblivious mantle over his benevolence nnd philantlnophy as a citizen, and his chivalric achievements as a soldier. Memory should not tire, nor national gratitude bo withheld, from our patriotic grandsires, by whose labor and sacrifices our birthrights were secured, and our liberties made free from danger. Of Col. Allen, little is to lie found in the death less pages of our national story that gives anything like a fair picture of his true char acter. Tho numerous diverging religious sects in New England, regardless who con tributed to give them the sacred privilege to worship their God, " according to the dic tates of their own consciences and reason" seemed to have joined in one grand chorus, to chant the infidelity of Ethan Allen. His patriotic services for his country which pro cured the liberty to religious sectarianism to exist, is by them written upon water, while .-ill lus expiession or laith, tlillcring from the measure of their several creeds, seem to have been engraven upon brass and marble. Al len wits as bold and independent as a moral ist, as lie w;is bravo and daring as a soldier, which proves him to have possessed ns much honesty of heart, before his God, in the one, as patriotism and courage before Ins country in tho exercise of the other. Heroism is not confined to deeds of chiv- drv in war, or true courage exclusively to the battle field. It required as much moral courage for Thomas Jefferson to break over the bounds of illigitimato slavery to train pie under loot the political creeds of heart less despots, and to storm the strong fortress es by tho declaration of Independence, as it did lor htlian Allen, and without even the nitlioritv of that declaration, to storm the fortress of Tvconderoga, capture Crown Point and the only British armed vessel up on tlio lake. Where was hthan Allen about tho break, of day on the 9th of May, 1775, two months, inching live days, before inde pendenco was declared I Ho was at the head of eightv-threc men close under the guns of the British Fort Tyconderoga, ad- iressiug ins nravc volunteers, "i am going (says lie) to lead vou forward. Tho attempt is desperate I wish to urge no man against his will thoso who will follow, poise fire locks ! 1 hey were all noised. " Onward my brave fellows," said Allen, and led the way through the picket gate, passed the cov ered way formed his men in the fort, and in stantly rushed into tlio quartets of Do la riaco, the hall dressed and terror struck commanding oflicer,and peremptorily deman ded the instantcneous surrender of the fort "In whose name do you demand it V1 asked the trembling Dc la Place. (It surely must have been at that time, under all the circum stances rather a hard question to answer.) "In the name ol tho great Jehovah and the Continental Congress " replied Allen.' Poor Do la Place did not then know or care much about the Continental Congress, but concluded that if tho "Great Jehovah" had sent such a desperate looking follow at that time in the morning to take the fort, he had hotter give it up, and did accordingly. Uav ing secured that important garrison to his country, he hastened onward and before the brilliant sun of that day set took Crown Point, and captured his Matesty's only arm ed vessel on Littke Lhaniplain. 1 his was tho first conquest our country ever presumed to call lor herself, and tin was tho first acceptablo offering upon tho al tar of liberty, at which, may it never he for gotten, Ethan Am.j:n ofhciated as hi priest. J lis after services and sufferings tlio cause of his country, during tho seven years' warot tho revolution, though but par tiauy Known or appreciated, conic not with in tho limits of this communication and are passed over. At tlio close of tho war, Col. Allon took up a largo tract of land in Colchester, Vt. upon which ho labored with great industry and skill, until he found himself in posses sion of ono of the largest and best farms for that day in tho state. J 1 is great barns wore lilted with good hay. His granaries wero ovorllovving with wheat, rye. corn and oats His mansion from cellar to garret, was well stored with all tho comfortable things tlio euiiiiuy iiuorucd. Mrs. Allen was a hencvolont. kind, moth erly, minister loving matron, who novorner milted hunger to remain ono minute in her houso unsatisfied. Above all things alio i esteemed it her especial privilege, to wait upon ministers of ttie gospel " f a nominations, and to see them refresh them selves with ' nut cakes," " flap jacks," ' punikin pies," "spare ribs, "roast tur kies," " sausages," ike, ifcc.j washed down with plentiful libations of good lea and cider. Equal cure and libertilily, was extended to tho beast ill tho bam, us to tho man in the house, until man and beast thought it " good to bo there." In that early day, in tlio history of Ver mont, rarely u meeting hotiso was to bo seen, Col. Allen had (without any regard to creeds) most generously contributed to erect, until in order to build u new meeting house any where in the neighboring towns, tlio first thing to be done was (o apply to Col. Allen, and if ho said " Go ahead I you shall have a house," now matter in what town, or what society was to uso it, the house went up at all events. Thus things stood when soon after dinner, ono pleasant afternoon in the month of May, as the Colonel was leading his hands from (lie house through the yard out into a distant field to labor , who should ride up but Elder Aminidab Robinson, the pious pastor of a Calvin Baptist Church in a neighboring town The Elder's horso was largo hut very lank, and the Elder himself looked rather pale, thin and sober, as if tlicro wero somo wants in Ins mind or stomach, winch required im mediate satisfaction. Col. Allen thus ad dressed him, " All Elder, I am chid to see you you seem a little the worse for wear of time. I low is your good woman and her children 1 Get off and lot my man take your horse to the barn : he looks to mo ns if goon oats anu nay wotuu noi oiienu mm. To which the Elder replied " I thank you Col. Allen, firstly ns to my wife and family, they are, by divine favor, well as usual; se condly, 1 came to see you Oof. Allen, upon matters ol importance asto the spiritual in .rests of mv people. c want to build ; house for God's children, and I come for ns sistiincc to you : mv church are few and fee ble." "Well, web1,' says Allen, '1 must go into the field with my hands; my man will take your horse to the bam, where good hay md oats will bo his company, and you go di rectly into the house where my wife will take good care of you, and makeup your mind to stay mi till morning, and we'll settle the matter about the meeting houso after tea to night." The man took the horse to the barn. Pile Elder went into tho house to tho great joy of Mrs. Allen, and the Colonel with his hands to their labor m tlio held. Jlrs. Allen supplied the good Elder with abundance of choice nourishment lor tho body, aiw ho her with the most acceptable lood for her hope, ;uid thus tho afternoon passed. At early eve the Colonel returned with his fellow laborers and after supper retired with the Elder into into a room by themselves and talked over the meeting bouse business. It was soon lgreed that Elder Aminidab Robinson and bis people should have a meeting house ; that Col.'Allcn was to furnish S-10 wortli of glass nd nails, pay bW in cash, and its he owned timber lot and saw millin the bluer s town to turn out his hands and team the next wiiv tor, help cut and haul the lumber to the mill for frame and boards; have them stuck up" i nd seasoned that the house might be framed aiscd and finished in good season the coming spring and summer. All which having been ttisfactorily adjusted, about tune o clocf the family were all assembled by request ol Mrs. Allon to torn in prayer with the Llder ind soon after the Elder appeared from the other room with L ol. Allen and made a verv icceptable, long and prosaic praver to all but Col. Allen, bis maxim being "short prayers iml Tniirr jiijifr.." inimrlfirl unnn tlin fiiitli tliatOod Knows as much more what wo stand ill need of, than wo do ourselves, as infinite is before finite, or the mother more than her new born babe. Soon after the Elder was shown to his chamber, but in consequence ofan unusually full stomach, and the Hooting fairy visions of tho new meeting house, did not fall so quiet ly in the arms of Morpheus as usual. It oc curred to the Elder in his wakefulness during tho night, that if Col. Allen (generous and liberal as ho was) had have united himself to to one among the many of the Christian Churches, and had have given the great ag gregato to one, how sensibly they must have lelt that great blessing. It also, in the mul titudc of his ideas occurred to him that might be .his duty, in conjuction with Mrs llen, to labor prayerfully with Lol. Allon to join his church, and to open his contribu tion box solely for their benefit. Full of these solemn reflections, hearing some one stirring about the house, he rose in season to join Col. Allen in welcoming tlio first sign from the East of approaching day. Aftc the usual salutations of 'good morning,' 'your rise carlv, 'and so do you sir: by way ot re ply,iVc. etc., the following dialogue was com inenced and carried through betweon them In substance it is no fiction; it is founded in fact and is one of the sources from whenc ingratitude and pharisaicbigotry have drawn their inferences, that Ethan Allen, was an atheist an infidel. Elder A. R. Col. Allen, in view of your nu morons donations to various christian societies and the spirit you have manifested, in openin your houso as the pilgrim's tavern, for the gra tuitous refreshment of the ministers of all do nominations, and freely aiding in the building of the temples to God, it has occurred to me during my prayerful contemplations the past night what a groat blessing you would have been to oif society, bad you in early lifo identified your- selt with it, ami contuicil your etlorts to mat alone. God iias made you his steward over much, as I trust for the benefit of his people, and my payers will ascend to tho throne of grace and mercy, that you mayspccdiiy lie bro t to feel this, even now in your time of life, to be your duty and act accordingly. Col. Allen. Oh, Elder, as for that, vou had better not pray at all, for my God will not think the bettor ot you tor so doing, and as tor my self, tako mv word for it, 1 shall never be whit tied down to such a sharp point of meanness and misanthropy by any power on carta, or an whore else. 1 fought for tlio liberty and equal ity as to tho rights of my wholo countrymen not a part. Christ died for tho whole world not a part. God's rain descends upon all, and his mercies are over all his works, not a part no monopolies or special privileges, llo that wolldoos, well is, and God's parental goodnc extends to all his children. Elder li. Woll, Colonel, in otie sense, you are right; it seems that you believe in a God: many of tho christian world have supposed you to lio an atheist. Col. Allen. Vos, probably they have suppos ed, and that without knowlcdtro : I boliovo in i God ; and bavo no doubt ho was with mo when I took Old I o and Crown Point! Have you Klilor 1 Elder li. Whv, we road in tho Bible, Col that ho Is a God of peace, and not of war, Col. Mien. So am I a man of peace, in timo of peace, but not in war. lie drovo Satan out of lloavon aftor a hard battlo which closed tho rebellion, and if it was not out of compassion for tho ministers, or in other words, tlio half and wholo pay olhcers in thu army of the same, I should wish tho Lord had served that old robol, llolzobub, as Washington would hav iiuiiu jwiium ii nu eouiii lliivu Cilllglll mm, bavo a poor opinion of theso peace folks in w;i anu war ioiks in peace. l'l.L.r 1 Ml, oil I ,,,!., .....I ,.., ... . I I Uil'iuimuiiu yuu lu cu, that on account of the nunibtcra you aro willing the princo of darkness should remain undes troycd.1 Col. A. Most certainly, Elder, If tho Devil waa dead and all of the enemy destroyed, what use to bo at tho expense of keeping a standing army 1 There would bo nothing for them to do, nobody for them to fight) and tho whole host in one general order would bo disbanded ana turned out of pay and rations, front tho com mandcr-in.chicfi the Pope, down to the deacons or corporals. I suppose) Elder, your rank in that grand army at present) is somnttiiiig like captain, norhaiH when vou got Into the now for tress, or meeting houso, you'll be Major by brc- vet. Elder II. Colonel, I must say this don't seem profitable conversation, let us lcavo tem poral tilings, and tau about an liorcattcr. Col. A. Very woll, Elder, I am as willing to talk about things which neither of us know any tiling auout, as any oincr manors, u n win sun you hotter. L'Wcr It. Col. Allen, do you believe in the cxistenco of the soul in a future state 1 Cvl. A. Yes, I wish to believe it; it is very unpleasant for a man who has done some ser vice for his country, and good to his fellow men bo obliged to go into an everlasting sleep, and thereby bo deprived of the consciousness of it. Elder It. What idea have you of Heaven, and the course best calculated to strengthen the hope of at last passing the gate into itl Vol. A. wny, as to mat, ni ten you, ijiucr. In the first place, in my opinion, Heaven is as represented, a place of groat felicity and peace, and that none but brave, honest, benevolent patriots go there. I have no idea that cowards, hypocrites or tones aro suttorcd to enter mo gate at all, or even to look over the wall. What ill become of these creatures tlio Ionl Knows, perhaps there is a spiritual Halifax in the next world, where they send them as the British did tho torics from Boston. Elder It. Have vou an idea that the crea ture is occountablc for the deeds done in the body, Colonel ! Col. A. Yes, rJIdcr, and out ot it too. Thov, no doubt keep a true account of our do ings here, and it tnev find we aro brave gener ous, clever fellows, they enter our names on tbc muster roll ol thc-gcatid army above, n tiavo no idea however, that we shall all nave tbc amc station assigned us. Our notions and ac tions here, about matters and things must have some, influence upon our destinies hereafter. Elder li. It docs seem to me that vou aro original in every thing, Colonel. I wish you would give mo more particularly your views ol heaven, our arrival at its gate, reception, and the final disposition you fancy they make of us. Col. A. Well rJIder, 1 11 try to giv'o vou a fancy sketch in my own way. In the first place then, there is tho llcv. Mr. B. of the Congre gational church. Elder C. ot the Methodist church, and yourself and myself, I take for an example of the whole, and for brevity sake, will take the Urtliodox and Methodist and send tlicm out of the world together. They arrive together at Heaven's gate nobody knows how, and rap. voice from within cries "who is there J" The two Christian ministers, after a little dispute who should have precedence, agree that tho Presbyterian should go ahead, and he answers "the Kev. -Mr. li. l'aslor ol the Congregational church in awaits your pleasure." "Look md see if you can find bis name," is heard. nswcr "yes tho charges against him for great hypocrisy aim sellisinicss is balanced by a long painful lever and repentance before he died. Let Inm enter. The impatient .k " l.stnext exclaims "Elder C. of the Methodist lipisconal church of 'Wishes entrance." "hook and ce if you can find his name !" "Yes it is hero ; the long account against him for nameless nn proprieties while on the circuits, is balanced by matrimony, and s.ncere repentance soon alter ho was located. "Let htm also enter and direct both where to go." Now I'll suppose you march up next and rap. "Who comes there! ou answer "Elder Aminidab llubin.-nn, Pastor of Especial Calvin Baptist church of Christ in A voice irom within "see it ins name is mere. "Yes it is here, and it is written also that hi meeting bouse was principally built about ten years ago, by old Ethan Allen, the American patriot, whom thov improperly called infidel tie has Jolt a numerous church anu a large es- tnto " "(ijii Mm rate and lei linn einur. run will walk in and there behold in glory, the repre sentative of the majesty of Heaven, seated in a 'olden chair, a li'tlc back ot a table, upon winch are numerous largo folio books with leaves of gold and silver, and in front of tho first book coper, or recorder of the deeds of those who come from one of bis small planets, by us called Earth. I litis standing anil looking, vou will next see the Deputy Grand Master rise and peak as follows, "Ariel, take down that key and conduct Elder Aminidab llubinson to his people, they aro enclosed at the north-west corner and locked up together, for as thov held to close communion on Earth so they must in Heaven, il they were honest there, they will be happy here. After you let tho Elder in among his faith, lo-k the door and bring the kev." Thus you'll get among your Calvin Brethren, Elder, and be likely to remain with tlieni in close com munion through all eternity for all I can see. The good Elder not mute liking the final dis position which the old hero had made of him and the people of his faith, with some spirit, and a little Christian pugnacity, proceeded. Elder Jt. Weil, Uol, Allen, vou have de scribed the final disposition of three professors of religion and ministers of the gospel; will vou now inlorin mo how you expect to get to Heaven, not being a professor of religion, or belonging to any christian society on earth ! Cut. A. cs, that 1 can do verv quick ; when my body and soul settle up and dissolve their temporal copartnership, the soul leaving its for mer partner, to descend to its parent earth, will start upon its own hook to ascend homo from whence it came. .My soul will carry no church certificates or commissions, any more than I had when I took Tyo ; perhaps I may have the company ot someone or morcot tho bravo lol lows who wero tlicro with mo ; not a minister deacon will accompany mo; they will strive to accompany my wile ; when I and my old comrade arrive at the gate, I shall rap stout ly, (lor I shall believe my rigid to enter as good as the best of you, and better than mnstot you.) A voice from within will say, " who is there 1 " Perhaps my old follow soldier, wishing to aid the Colonel, may quickly reply, "Col. Ethan Allen of Colchester, Vermont." I shall then say to him, awav with your nonsense, and scream out as loud as I did to Do la Place " No ! it is old Ethan Allen that took Tyo, Crown Point, and tho only armed vessel upon tho lake, with no orders but wtrs, in one day'. A voice will bo hoard from within saving, "Ah yes, you need not look into the books, for tho brave Allen has credit upon every page of them ; open the gato to him and all his comrades, for ho never would be seen in bad company." So in we go, and there tho Deputy Grand Master, with a countenance beaming wan love and good will, rises and says, "In tho nanio of the Maios ty of Heaven, I bid you and your friond there, welcome to Paradise; in imiuatiou of Him, you have contributed as tar as you could to the hat) ninoss indiscriminately of all his creatures, and as you was kind to all and identified yourself with no one segt while on earth, so you have no hounds set for you in Heaven. All will bo happy to sco and welcome you, go where you will, except, should you wish to sco your 'old friend Aminidab Robinson, call upon Ariel who will any timo tako tho key and lot you in among the Calvinibts, and out, when you aro pleased to go, and lock tlio door alter you." (The dialogue here ends.) Christian or Patriot I Ixivcra of (Jod and of bis master works 1 you only sco in Ethan Allon, n bold, fearless hero and patriot in politics, and an oxatnplo in point of kindness and lovo to God and man in religion. ar.iN v,. Intsii Compmmknt. A lovely girl was bending her head over a rose-bush which n lady was purchasing from an Irish basket woman in Covent Garden market, when tho woman looking kindly at the young beauty .said "I nxes yer pardon, young lady, but if it's pleasing to ye, I'd thank yo to keep yer check awav from that roso vo'll put tho lady out of consate with tlio color of her - .lower. warn iPA&afc "I am a truu laborer I cam that I cat get that I wear owe no man hate i envy no man's happiness j (lad of other men's fjood ! content with my harm j and the greatest of my prido is to sco my ewes Rrnze nnd my lambs suck." Shakspcarc's 'As you like it.' From tho Farmer's Cabinet. HAYMAKING. Sin, As tho season for haymaking is near at hand, I feel desirous of bringing your numerous readers acquainted with a practice, that is based on so true a Mcory, that as ought always to bo the case they go hand in hand to tlio end of the chapter. As bo much of the happiness of tno tanner depends on the slock ot hay which be can prepare for his winter consumption, any information, tending to facilitate tho proccss,and at tho same time lessen the labor and expense and hazard of the business, I consider of groat importance. Tho following observations, re flections and instructions, arc therefore present ed to their noticc,by their friend and well wish, or, Jonah Comm. Ar. J., May, 1810. "Having observed, that in season where there was no ram whatever, and the hay had hoen made with rapidity, and carried within a short tune aftor it had been cut, that a greater quan tity had been injured by being over-heated and burnt, than in a catching irregular season ; that when hay had not heated m tho stack, it was frequently mouldy ; that as hay lost its native green color and approached a brown, it lost its nutritive qualities ; and that, altogether, the making of hay, as usually conducted, was a verv precarious and trnblesoiiic operation : I deter mined on trying lo arrange a system on more regular and certain principles, and in which I succe'ded and by adopting a certain and reg ular course of operations, was enabled to make my hay of a unilorm good quality ; and, lot tlio weather bo as it might, at a pretty regular ex pense for labor, and considering such a pro cess not only of importance, as it insures a more period quality, but as it affords a more cer tain protection against the injuries usually con sequent on the uncertainty of the wea hcr, and over-heating m the stack, and that it thus re moves two great causes of anxiety, it may be well worth the public attention. In the first place, then, as to tho state of the weather it generally happens at this season of the year, that there arc three or four rainy and three or four dry days, in England, therefore on beginning to cut the grass, as it is well known the grass may bo cut and suffered to remain in the swartb for several d.iys without injury, and it being desirable where hands aro plenty to have a good quantity or as much as will complete a stack in a day, in the sau,-; state of forwardness, I should prefer rather than to wait for fine weather, to begin to cut in rainy weather. How ever, be this as it may, the swarths ;-hould not bo opened but on a lino dav, and when this is done, the grass should be well shaken apart and equally spread over the ground and as soon .as the uppir snrfare is drv, turn it well over, and in this operation great care should bo taken to open and .spread any cocks that may not have baon divided in the first opening : tiiis being ihnc, commence raking into wind-rows in time, that the whole mav be made into small cocks before night. The second drj there cocks must r.'ni'tin untouched, let the w:alher b: tret or dry. The third day, if the weather bo certain and fine, throw tho cocks open ; but if tho weather be wet or threatening, they may remain another dav, or until it is certain to be line tor the dav. Tho cocks should then bo thrown, according to the crop, into beds of two or three rows, and ..,. iiuuur ii mi r iniurs c.poainr, lumnluvci and taking time to gather the whole into wind lows and cocks belore night lot this operation commence accordingly, and none be left open. The dav after this, which in fine weater will be the fourth, the cocks must attain remain untouched not be opened, whether the weather be wet or dru. On the tilth, or the next drv dav, thoe cocks will onlv require to be opened for an hour or two, alter which tune thov will be lit for the stack. The novelty of this mode, consists onlv suffering the hay to reman in cock the second, third or alternate davs ; and at first sight it mav appear that so much time in fine weather must be lost; but this is by no means the case, for whilst the hav remains m cocks, a slight for mentation, or what is termed sweating, will tako place ; and in consequence, after it has been opened on the third and filth day.-, it will prove to bo just as forward as it it bad been worked everv dav ; and the advantages result ing from this are obviously the following : By shortening the time of open exposure.-the color of the hay is more perfectly preserved, and consequently, tho quality and the fermenta tion or sweating which takes place in the cocks, proves so much to have diminished the principle or inclination, as to prevent its heating inpi riouslv in the stack and the whole opciation ot unking, whct'ient takes tourdays or eight, re quires three days labor onlv ; and the hav Iiciih loft m that state every night, in which a is the least possibly expessd to the injuries of the weather, andm which it may remain for a day or two in uncertain weather, without injurious ex posure, most painful anxiety and useless attcn- lanco of labors arc obviated. lltyward Science oj Agriculture. REARING CHICKENS. Mr.ssus Euitous Having made some experiments in the raising ot chickens, a business that forms a part ol every larmer.s occupation, 1 send you a description of mv present plan ol operation, which appears to answer admirably. Under an out house 16 by 18 feet square, raised 3 feet above the ground, I have dug a cellar, t5 feet below the ground, making the hoigth 0 loot altogether, Eight feet in width ot this cellar is partition ed oil' for turnips, tlio remaining, 10 bv 16 feet, being sufficiently large to accommodate 1UU chickens, or even more. I his cellar is enclosed with boards at present, but it is intended to substitute brick walls in a year or two. I he roost is made sloping Irom the roof to within IS inches of the ground or floor; 12 loot long by u feet wide. 1 ho roost is formed in tl lis way ; 2 pieces of 2 inch plank, (5 inches wide and 12 feet long, aro fastened parallel a feet apart by a spike or pin to tlio joist above, the lower end rest ing on a post 18 inches abovo tho ground. Notches aro mado along the upper edgo of these plank, one foot apart, to receive sticks or polos from tho woods, tho bark on. When it is desirable to clean out the roost, tho poles being looso are removed ; tho sup ports working on a piviot aro raised and fastened up, then all is clear for tho work of clearing out. l next provide tno auctions with corn, oats, and buckwheat, in 3scpe rato npartmonts, holding about half a bushel each, which aro kept always sttppliad. Thoy cat less, 1 fu.d, if allowed to help themselves to what thoy want than if fed to them in tho us nl way'; fur in tho latter case each tries to get as niuch as it can, and thus burdens itself, but finding in tho former rase that they bavo nbundance, they eat little and that gonorally in the morning early, and in tho c tiling going to roost. I lmvo CO chickons, and they eat about fi quarts per da of the thrco kinds of grain, in tlio pro portion of Iwico as much corn as buck-wheat or oats. In tho roost is also a trourh of water, renewed every other day ; burnt oys- ter shells, sholl-inarl and ashes. A row of nests is constructed aftor a plan of my own, and does well. It is a box 10 feet long and 18 inches wide ; the bottom level, the ton sloping nt an angle of 45 degrees lo prevent tlio chickens roosting on it ; the top opotu on hinges. Tho nests, eight in number, aro ono foot square ; the remaining six inches of tho width is a passage way next to tho wall, open nt each end of the box, and another opening midway of tho box. The advan tage is to give the hens tho apparent secrecy they lire so fond of. When fed plentifully in the winter bona lay enough eggs to pay for tho grain, in thu spring tho will repay fourfold. E. II. VANUXM. Long Branch, N. .., Feb. 17, 1810. ANECDOTE. Some timo during the years 1812 and '13, when considerable animosity existed be tween the people of Canada and tlio States, and when some of the British subjects, who wero "dressed with a little brief outhority," looked upon tho Yankees as little heller than brutes, the following is said to bavo taken place at the custom house at St. Johns. A Yankee of considerable dimensions en tered the office an informed the officer that ho wished to enter his load und receive n passport. Tlio officer cast a sarcastic look at him, and said that it was customary for people when they entered his office to re ceive passports, to take off their hats and re quested him to do so instantly. "No, 1 thank you," said the Yankee, "I paid four dollars for that hat to keep my head and ears warm." "You impertinent puppy," says the officer working himself into a considerable of a pas sion "how dare you insult mel Off with your hat immediately." 'No sir, can't do it, keeps my head proper warm.' After several orders of similar kind, ac companied with curses and threats, which met with no better success, lie steps up lo him nnd gave his hat a blow that sent it to the adjacent corner of the room. Tho Yankee paid no attention to this, but wailed patiently until he had received his passport, tolded and deposited it sately within lus wal let, nnd was ready to pursue lus journey, when turning to the officer he requested him to pick up his hat and place it upon his head. I ho officer much wroth, ordered lum to leave the office or ho might get into trouble, for ho did not olten make words with men ot his description. ' 1 say mister, says the i aiiKoc, ' you must pick up my hat and that too in just ono minute's time, or feel the weight ol these death mauls,' shaking his fists rather nearer Ins lordship s head than was agreeable. The officer raved and swore all to no ef fect, and finally threatened to cane him if ho did not depart. 'Mister, snvs the yankrc, ' time flics con siderable kinder fast,' and at the same timo beginning to unbutton his coat, ' and you had better be going after that hat.' Mter sevt ral more threats, which had tho desired effect upon his opponent, and tho time set being neaily expired, he sneaked oil and picking up the hat oflered it to the own- but he uas not satisfied with that, and ordeied him to place it on his head precisely as he found it. Tho officer hesitated, but seeing the determination of the yankec, ho set it upon his head, und was about to de part, when he was collared and ordered to place it as lie found it. ' Here,' says the yankec, tuck this car un der, now the other one, pull it down a littlo nunc in fiuiit, iVu., nil of which orders tho officer icluctantly obeyed. 'There sir, that's about right,' says the farmer, ' and now friend, before I leave 1 will give vou a word of pood ad ice ; never meddle wilh a yan- kce s hat unless you are prepared to take a peep into futurity. Good day sir. Colliuj i:s. The Christian Review states that there are ninety-five colleges in tho United States, containing about 9,500, stu dents, 27 medical schools, with about 2,750 students, nnd S law schools, with 350 stu dents. njew i:i; vou an syrup, 77ic rrputati'in of tiii7i h n nna breomt t'lablished at A mo't safe unit tfficacioui ttmtdt tier iiVoitrcJ for lMi,i:i:..v,i()i,i)s.t'oi,(;iis,ASTimA, wiiooimm; coi fiii, si'iT-ric or ULOUD, AMI AM. AFFECTIONS or -rim ir.Mis, PRKPAUKD ONLY I1Y TIIK SOI.K I'UOPRIETOFa DANIEL GOnn.Utn, No. S Gold St. m:v-yohk. In presenting thti useful remedy to tlie puWic, th Prs. ririetor H authnrizeilliy n Physician, from whom the IteciM w,n confidentially nUained, to .true, thai lie. has used It himself, and in hh extenshe jiractire In Pulmonary Rflec tioni, with atomshlng eflcct. The happy cnmbinaiion of egctalile substance, of which it Ij tnt'irely compnned. are peculiarly adapted to disejsea of the Lungs, Liver, ana Stomach. This medicine has been used very extenively, anil th proprietor has not know n a single Instance in which It h failed in giving relief in discists for which it is recommend-til-, cicn in cases approaching to consumption, attended with bleeding at the Lungs, ami where all other reniediao had filled, tin; most decided and Mattering success haa attended its use. Common colds, which are generally UM rffed of obstructed perspiration, will jield to us intlusoOO in a few hours-, when used in asthma, hoarseness, wheel ing, and shortness of breath, it gites Immediate relief, pro. ctirln; tranquil rest nnd sleep. In whooping cough it is without a rl al. It operates with gemle expectoration, and mav be ghen to infants wilh perfi-cl safety. The genuine New Kngland Couch .syrup will be en rn'ped In a bill of directions, inclosed in nn engrared wrapper, bearing on il ihestfiiiituro of the proprietor In his own hand w riling. The brttlo will be sealed und stamped en the cork ' New England Couih Syrup.' A few of the many reititicites in f.ior of this Syrup which are in possession ol the Proprietor, aie ndded for the petusal of those w ho may he troubled nil similar complaints. Xessrir. Mojt'ut. Vliwtmrrfr Co, Cattlemen Alter Inning tried, ty the recommendation of my frieixls, almost every medicine lor a rough, without tho least relief, I had recourse to your New England Cough Syrup, and am enabled to say, with much thankful ness, that It lias cured me of one of the moil obstinate couj-ha I ever knew, and shall feel it t be nduty to recommend it to cvtry one whom 1 rind In need of so valuable a medi cine. Yours respectfully, llotlon, -Voc. !0, 1S3.V JOHN P. STEVENS. 1 haie the satisfaction nnd pleasure of informing joi that the botile of New England Cough Syrup, which I pro cured of you on the 2.1.1 of April, has entirely relieved me from a very se' ero cough which had alliicied me for a short time past. After using a variety of medioine, and finding nn permanent relief, 1 wns induced by the advice of my filcnds, to try your Syrup. The result I have already slated j II succeeded beyond my expectation i and I cheerfully tecommend it ns'a ery valuable medicine for all those who mav be atlticteil wtin similar complaints. ' Yours respectfully, CT1AHL CT1AHLES ItUGGLES. tmtion, Man 15J''' Il gives me great pleasure to be able t" add my testimony lo f.nor of your New i:ngl,md Cough Syrup, two bottles of which hating entirely cured my cough, which was so severe that my phvslcim adied me lo spend the comlnf winter In ii nouthe'in climate, but the fortunate uso of the Srupwil.p,ec.ude .., liostvn, Sri'ltuer I, 1931. The Proprietor w mild add, lhat he Is constantly receiving numerous testimonials of tho value and cllicucy of tbit remedy. The above article Is snld w holesale In .Veic York, by the Proprietor nnd all the druggtsti. Union, bv Henslmw St Ward, Maynard k , ,. 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