Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 21, 1843, Page 1

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Sum NOT THE G L O B V OF C.SSAB BUT THE MP E X. r A R B OF BOMB BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1843. VOL. XVII No. 7 v Now wife, and children, Ift's be nay I My work is done, nnd here's the fny 'Tvns hnrd in earn, bill never mind il s Hope rear'd the sheaf, nnd pence shall bind it. Six days I've tnil'd, and now we meet To a'nre the welcome weekly trrtt 0 toast and j of rest nnd j-y, Which, gained by labor, cannot cloy. Come ye, who form my dear fireside My care, my comfort nnd my nridei Come now, let na clne the mcnt, In harmcless talk and fond delight. To morrow's dawn brines blessings, peace, And each domesiic joy increase To him who hnnestlv maintains That course of life which heaven ordains. For thi and every I lessins given Thankful we'll bow the knee to heaven, In God's own house, our voices raise, With grateful notes of prayer and praise. Sweet's the tranquillity of heart, Which public worship does impart! And sweei's the field, and sweet's the road, To him whose conscience bears no load. Thus shall the day, as God designed, Promote my health, improve my mind; On Mondiv morning, free from pain, Cheerful I'll go to work again. Our life is I ut n lensthenin; week, Throush which with toil fot -est wo seek; And he whose labor well is past, A joyful Sabbath finds at last. A PURE MIND. The importance of a right state of heart, in order to the due impression of moral and reli gious truths, was manifest even to the heathen. It was the custom of Socrates, the eminent phi losphor, when questions woro sent to him for solution, to ask concerning tho qualities nnd course of life of those who asked them, reason ing that if their hearts were under the power of evil passions his words would find no entrance there. It is necessary that the physical system should to in a beautiful tone, in order to derive due ad vantage from food, so dues the soul need moral l,..-t, l. ... .!. c.ll ..r...,l. lJUrlllll III lliuui in lliu lull lining III.V ti num. I ,, .. , ii . .i I S niwn ' I' ,ivt.. Therefore, I think it stifo to suppose such exhalations as to intercept and palsy truth, j pal,l Plillllt's Cher and mother must as smoke and mist shutout or rob the sunbeams have been ns negative a pair us over came or their power. Hence such passages ns these together, for wns lliu most nffirmativi; are found in the Scriptures, " Wherefore, lay man that lias yet boon heard ol. He al apart all filthincs--, and superfluity of naughti- j whys said yes to everything that whs said, ness, and receive with meekness the engrafted pruposod, suggested, insinuated or hinted to word. Wherefore, laying aside all malice and hh". He was :i truu administration 111:111 1111- all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies and all evil speaking, as now born babes desire the Eincere milk of the word ; that ye may grow thereby." These hateful passionr, as Leighton well remarks, " aro so opposite to the profitable receiving of the word of God, that while they pojsessand rule tho soul it cannot embrate t!rse divine truths ; while it is filled with sucli guests, there is no room to entertain the'word." A maxim of tlm heathen Seneca is of great weight, and worthy of the deep reflection of those on whom a brighter radiance of divine truth has fallen than ever fell on him. "The mind that is impure is not capable of God and divine things." It is tho pure mind, Pkc pure glass, that receives the rays of divine light. It is fitted to behold tho beauty of spiritual things. The film has fallen from the eye. The mist that guilt created has been scattered. On this principle is founded the Saviour's memorable declaration, " Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Wo tre to understand this not only of the visions of the heavenly world but of those delightful perceptions of divine things which may be enjoyed hero. Scriptural beauty exists on every hand. All God's works and providences arc continually shewing forth his glory. And it is the removal of our guilt, our spiritual blindnes?, that permits us to enjoy dalightful visions of that glory. No sooner is the power nf tin bruken, and true repentance raises us from tho gloom and darkneusof a guil. ty life, tlnii ivo i-njrui 10 crj, O ' He lia-"a. noinied us witu the eve fpIw" The nmra ecenery i ci.a.vo.l. Or lathei ..0 .no 1 n,.nplu. All the objects about us are the same as when ve saw WnJ'ing nf God and his glory in them. But a purified heart has covered tho world with llie beauty and glory of the Lord. Hearing wo bear, and seeing we perceive, Let the power of sin he yet more overthrown; rnind be more raised above its polluting ice. and higher spiritual be autics will ap- let the mind influence, and higher spiritual be autics will ap pear in God and all his works. As a loftier summit of the mountain gives a wider survey of the surrounding country, so purer mind will give discoveries, yet unmade of the glories of the Godhead. And there shall be too, a closer alliance between the infinite and the finite mind. " If any man lores, me, he will keep my words; and my Father Will .Vo him, and we will come unto him and make our al'd wj'h him." Closer will evcrlai'mg bonds bind lilC sjuI to the groat object 01 its love. And, at least, as the topstone of the glorious structure, the pure mind, in heaven, shall "SEE GOD." Recorder. GOING TO CHURCH. 41 What is the use," said a pupil of a medical friend of ours one morning to his master, on their way to a place of worship, " what is the use of going to church, when you only hear tho samo things over again 1" " What is tlm use," replied his masters, " of breakfasting, dining, and supping every day, when you only cat the same things overagainl" " I do not toe," saiil the youth, " as the cases at all reeexlile each other. I must cat to sup. port my hfr, and nourish my body, which other wise would languish and die." "The cases are nioro parallel than you are aw rejoined the master. " What food is to tho oody, tho oidinanccs of religion are to the coul. As the natural lifo in tlio one will Ian. guish and decay, unless wo maintain it by the bounties of God's providence, so the divine life in tho other will wither and decay, unless our passions, be regul.jtcd by the influence of grace." "How dues it happen then," inquired the young man, ' that all have not tho same relish and religious exercises, while all have the same appetite for their bodily food 1" "There," answered tho master, " you again mistake the matter. It is very true, that ifour bodies are in health, we desire and relish our deily bread ; but when we are sick it is widely different : we have then not only no relish for our food, but even loathe it, and not unfrcqoent ly desire that which is unnatural and injurious. So it is with the sou). When that is at peace with God, through the rcdempt'on which is in Christ, it is in health ; and not only desires, but relishes these exercises of devotion, and cannot ei.t without them j but while the soul contin ues in sin, it is in a state of disease, and having no appetite for spiritual food, it dislikes both the season and the exercises of Devotion, cntisid ers the lord's day a weariness, and avoids the society of his people. Nor docs the resem blance stop oven here : for as bodily disease, unless removed by the hand of skill, will spee dily terminate our present existence ; so the continuance of the spiritual disease, I mean sin, which we derive from our first parents, will iss ue in the spiritual and eternal death which con sist in that everlasting exclusion of the soul from the presence and favor of its all-wise Creator. The Lord's Prayer. How many millions and millions of times has that Prayer been of fered by Christians of all denominations ! So wide, indeed, is the sound thereof pone forth, that daily, and almost without intermission, from the ends of the earth, and afar off upon the sea, it is ascending to heaven like incense, and a pure offering. Nor needs it the gift of pro phecy to foretell, that though "heaven and earth shall pass away," these words of our bless cd Lord "shall not pass away," till every peti tion has been answered till the kingdom of God hall come, and his will bo done on earth as it is in heaven. Munlgnmcnj. PAUL PLIANT: Thc Man wlio couldn't say ' IVo.' BY Tttr. AUTHOR Or " YAN'KCC NOTIONS. m . , 1 wo negatives, Ihov sn make an nffirma der all governments, never being in the op- word,' said lie to himself it only makes turn the conversation ; but feeling at the same position. Ho was one of those over-polite, the matter worse.' Ho snatched a cup of ' time an awkward sort of interest in tho topic, over-good Matured, oh-be-easy, acquiescent .whipped cream and pretended to cat it. They siy she pinched him to death.' mortals, who seem to be sent into tlie world Tho widow saw his embarrassment, and 'Horrid' exclaimed Paul, with an in fer no other purpose than to .show how much whether she suspected his determination lo voluntary shudder. I a man may suffer for waul of a little contra niindednefs. ' Yes.' ' Certainly.' ' By all means.' ' No doubt of it.' ' With all my hr-art.' ' Very happy lo oblige you.' Entirely at your service.' 'Oh yes.' vsii , . a. v-. 1 1 , unui iiviu & din constant replies. As for saying ' no,' il was as impossible to get it out, as Macboth's ' Amen.' When ho had most need of do- nying, it 1 stuck in his throat.' I don't know thai I hi ever sat in the Legislature, but 1 am sure that if he ever did, when the ' yeas had it, Ihey had Paul also. Ho would not have 1 cried ' mt posiaalem ' in the Polish Diet, if haster, on tho chimney-pierc. the words could have demolished the parti-' ' Charming ! delightful!' exclaimed Paul lion treaty. Though he was not in the op- not exactly knowing whether he meant to1 position, yet I hardly think it correct to call bo understood of the arm chair or some otli him a Jackson man for ho never vetoed any er article of furniture. thing in his life, unless, in tho style of tho honest country representative, ' Mr. Speak cr, I shall give my veto inaor of this bill.' , In short, I aul was Iho very pink ol asscn- tienis , incarnation 01 ncm con. Mrs. Willul very elegant very line.' , Wilful ' Now tins is a very good character for a All vanity, Mr. Pliant,' said tho widow, Oh yes, certainly that is so thoy say.' man to bear on somo accounts, for it gels affecting a ve'ry solemn look ' these tilings J 'Then sir, I have only to say,' said the one the reputation of being a good naturcd ,aro all vanity.' Colonel, lilting himself up as high us possi- felluw, and as the world commonly pretends . ' Oh yes you aro quite right all vanity,' bio, and twisting his fore finger into one of to have a high opinion of good naiured fel-1 replied Paul, taking a spoonful of whipped his formidable black whiskers, 'that conside lows, nnd according to llie proverb, 'opin- f cieam, and finding ho had got nothing in his 1 ring myself supplanted, beguiled, and cir f,;n is the (tueen of the world,' the reader mouth. ! cunivented hy von, I apprehend vou are rca may llilllN i-aui must nave uau a nappy nine ' , JMr. riianl !' said llie willow lan of it. No such thing. Paul's good nature ( gni.shiiigly. brought him into more embarrassments and ' Yes, exactly so,' returned Paul, vexations than if he had been llie crossest Exactly how ; .Mr. Pliant, pardon me. cur thai ever snarled. I speak not of lend- , I didn't perceive the drifl of your observa ing umbrellas 'lis llie lot of ninitality. Tuition.' lend money is the samo though money I ' Beg pardon, ma'am I was only saying lent sometimes conies hack. Hut who would ' as vou remarked, that every ihi ig was re- believe that a good naturcd man, merely by reason of his good nature, and for no other fault under the sun, could ho led thiough such a rigmarole dance ol adventure uy ihe per- ' Ah, Mr. Pliant, I understand you you versily of fortune, that he fought a duel and mean the furniture is complete except one almost married n widow ! ! article. ' The widow Wilful was a lady of a certain ( ' Exactly so. Yes; that is, if you think age J slio had made the best of lime, anil time any thing is wanting,' replied Paul in consid had returned the compliment. She had erahle perlubation, and glad to cscapo tho shed many tears for the loss of her good man so she protested, and 1 cannot help think- equivoques. ing she spoko tho truth, for slio tried very Tlio widow clapped her handkerchief to haid to get another However, this did not t her face, aiid exhibited or pretended to ex nrovo so casya matter, for although the wid-. dibit a sliglit cmolion. My dear Mr.Pliant,' osv was !!ot without charms, the men weie shy. What coii'.l! "R ",B reason i ano gave splendid parties and had sparks and danglers without number, but it was never a male!'. What could bo tho reason I tho reader will ask again. j It is not exactly my business to tell, as tho story will be plain enough without it, and if ihe reader cannot guess, il would not help him much to let out the wholo mystery. 'This is truly delightful,' said Paul ono evening to the widow, as ho leaned his arm over the back nf her chair, and worked his face up to lliu blandest of all his acquiescent smiles and ess lyed somu flittering compli ment concerning the widow's fine entertain ment. 'This is truly delightful; so much hilarity and cheerfulness so many happy fa ces. I love In look on lliem.' Paul inad vertently ruined his eyes as ho uttered theso words, and at the close of tho speech was looking straight into tho widow's face. He moaiil not tho least harm in the world bill the widow pretended lo blush. Slio pursed mi her nrellV nllllltll. ' Oh. Mr. Pliant, vou aro honest. You never sav one thing nnd mean another.' Certiiinlv, by all means, my dear ma dam.' Bdt really Mr. Pliant, mv dear sir, when a gentleman tells n lady bn loves to look on her, vou know that is really significant. Oh yes, certainly ; you aro quito right, madam.' Well you are frank, Mr. Pliant, and I certainly give you credit for sincerity. Ano- (her man may say ten times ns much nnd I should never think of regarding it 5 but 1 know I can rely upon tho word of Mr. Paul Pliant.' 4 Rely upon my word ! surely yon may, Mrs. Wilful, I should ho sorry if ' ' Oh, don't mention it, my dear sir. 1 never doubted fur it moment : certainly you never would have hinted anything like an at tachment unless you had been sincere.' ' Certainly ma'am,' in great amazement, with the conjecture how he had been so un lucky ns to say morn than lie mean ; for Paul would as soon have thought of jumping out of a steeple as of telling willow Wilful he felt an attachment for far. ' Certainly, by all means, lie continued to repeat, mechani cally. ' Oil ye, certainly.' ' Pray, Mr. Pliant, bo so good us to band mo a glass of water ; really the room is so warm just reach your hand.' ' Certainly madam ; my hand is entirely at your service.' Paul was in such a flutter that ho was not aware what ho was uttering, , till tho words were past recall. 1 Bless me ! ' what have I said !' thought he to himself. Dut it was too late. ' Oh, Mr. Pliant!' said she, blushing up to tho cars, ' you aro too generous, I mean you arc almost too precipitate. INow were I it any other man I should suspect hint ol trifling. But such a man as Mr. Pliant.' ' Confound the jade !' quoth Paul to him self, 1 how shall I get out of the scrape ? I hone she isn't going to faint,' 1 Mrs. Wilful -madam yon know I say a thousand things of this sort. I rin't hell) it you know.' ' That's jusl as I always supposed, Mr. Pliant ; a man of your sincerity and frank ness, can't help uttering his true sentiments. Ah! I like tho honest man of all things. Oil, Mr. Pliant, you are an honest man.' ' Now this is too bad,' thought Paul, in great ti ihulation. ' What shall I say ?' 1 My dear madam, I certainly wish to ho honest. Compliments, you know are compliments; but when a man means nothing you know.' ' Certainly, Mr. Pliant,you are quite light. When a man means nothing, lie should say nothing. I knew those were your senti ments. Wasn't 1 right ?' ' Oh yes, by all means; quito right,' re turned Paul in deeper embarrassment than ever. Ho found himself fairly caught; th widow's eyes sparkled, and she languished throe times at hint. 1 1 won't speak another resist all further attempts to entangle lum or not, wo do not know ; but she resolved not to let him escape. A silence of some mo- inents followed, till Paul, finding ho could not dcccntlv hold his tongue any lunger, cast about fur something innocent to say. After . r . 1 some iiusimiion upon a viinuiy 01 ionics, lie ti f i . judged it safe to admire tho carpet, a natural trans tho pictures, and from 1 the carpet from transition was made to Olll tlio nicturos to tho window curtains Iho window curtains led to the arm-chair, the arm-chair lo tho sofa, and tho sofa to a pair of lit lies babies in alu- ' An'l they V said the widow. ' What have 1 said again V quotli Paul to himself beginning to tremble in npprehen- , sion. ' I he furniture is in very good lasto, Ian- niarkably fino in this house of yours, and that all is vanity, or rather, I should say that one thing is needful.' appearance of finding fault, by any sort of , said she in a lender voice, ' it is impossible not to understand you. Vou mean a lius 1 husband !' ' A husband !' exclaimed Paul, started" by Iho audacious boldness ol tho suggestion 1 knew you meant so.' returned the wid ow sinking into llio chair. ' Oil my dear sir, I feel nuito over embarrassed. Paul's in tellects were in such a cloudy slate at this moment, that ho thought she was about to faint, Ilu caught her hand and was just go ing lo call for hartshorn, when she opened her eyes with an appearance of great lan guor, . At t nr . i .i . .i 'Oh Mr. Pianl! tho sincerity of tins . ur ' , own von are sincere Mr. Pliant.' , , , i i i r i ' Cera in y yes;' exclaimed Paul, for ho ti .1- i.i i . rniild say nothing else ; ho was a lost man. t ..i i.:.... c.A. i i.. perately ho was situated. ' Mrs. Wilful,' said hu in great agitation, ' I do not wish you lo he deceived tho fact is, I must speak ..w ....Bb...-........ e plainly.' ' My dear Mr. Pliant,! never thought you a deceiver. Oh! (hero aro somo men who are so deceiving !' Paul was at his last gasp as iho widow ut tered this pathetic exel iination ; ' I must see tho matter right this moment,' thought he, or it will bo all over with mu !' Ho threw himself into an attitude of earnest entreaty. ' Listen to mo ono moment, madam !' said ho wild as much firmness of voico us he was master of, but luckless iless man! his foot catch- "" "' ,JC0 of ho 1 ''" "J1"' rug, tossed him upon llshad prve.d !hal 1,6 nfVJ "PPaed. 1 be- , and the attention I of tho 6uiled aDd circumvented the aforesaid Col- ing in the hearth-rug, knees in an instant! whole company being aroused by iho fall, every body looked around and beheld Paul in supplication at llie widow's feet. Ho re mained transfixed with horror andvexation for two thirds of 11 minute, and then, without ut tering 11 word, made a leap for tho door and bolted out of tho house. Tim next day, Paul's adventure was the talk of the town, and tho congratulations and condolence which lie received from his friends on his engagement to tho widow Wil ful, almost drove him stark mad. ' Paul, my dear fellow, I give you joy, but who would have thought you had the courngo to do ill' Paul, how could you do such a thing' ' Paul, 1 wish you much happiness but widows are such cunning things!' ' Paul it's till over with you !' etc. elf. Such were the salutations to which he was subject ed for a week ay, for nino days ; fur so long must a wonder be. allowed to last, espe cially when it gives people a privilege to re mind a man ot his mislortunc. As to deny- ing the thing, that of course was of the qucs tion with Paul ; besides, had not a wholo house full of people seen htm on his knees before the widow, nnd did not tho whole town affirm that it was certainly a match? Paul gave up in despair f.ll thoughts of gainsaying or denial, nnd only hoped that sonic lucky ac cidunt would pop in between lum and the dreadful catastrophe. Well, Paul, my conquering hero, when is to bo the liannv dav?' asked his friend , Tom Sly, with a look compounded of roguish , sarcasm and good naturcd concern rtl. .. I .1.... : ...'.II l. ' tainly,' returned Paul, shrugging up his shoulders. C 1 n r W 1 IL'S. tl UI V I I'll II IV till V Ik III UU M.-I- ' Oh yes ; soon cnoiidi, no doubt of that, eh 1 'Left it pretty much tohcr, oh? well, that's quite right : women like to have their way, hey Paul ?' ' Exactly so, as you say,' replied Paul, with a half suppressed groan. ' Tho widow is certainly a fine woman,' said Turn, with an almost malicious look of condolence. Paul made a very low bow, nnd n very desperate attempt to look smiling t the com pliment. Had a husband three vcars ago ; died one dav, poor man !' 1 What ailed him V said Paul, wishing to , Thou"h I don't alto"ellier believe it,' rc- turned Tom, in a tone ns if he only said it to comfort his friend Paul. Il was a great , dual worse than if ho had said nothing at all : , but probably this was just the lliin" ho meant. ' Thank ve.'said Paul, with an air of do- 1 . . ' lorous resignation, I . . . . Hero they were interrupted by the ap- ' poaranco of Col. Strut. 'More friendly 1 rnnirratidatmns ! T sunnnse' llintinht P:inl I to himself, in heroic resignation, 1 ' I believe I have the honor to address Mr. Paul Pliant,' said the Colonel, marching with stately port and in double common time up lo Paul, and planting himself boll upright be fore Ills face. ' At your service entirely,' said Paul, with meek and measured civility. 'And Mr. Pliant I preTumc,' continued tho Colonel, making half a bow, and screw-' , ing up his martial features into an apology for a civil smile 'is to marry tho widow dv to give mu such satisfaction as llie laws of honor require V ' C rtaiiily sir, with great pleasure,' re plied Paul. 'Then sir, I shall desire the pleasure of your company on ol the state lino,' relumed the colonel, in the civilest lone possible. 'Pistols, I suppose, would be your preference.' ' 1'IGtnl.i 1 end I'.'inl in n trt n n tvlnM, Iwt meant for an ejaculation of surprise, . ........ - ... ,..... u ' Very well,' said the colonel, without giv ing limo for further explanation. ' Hero aro the terms of the meeting, which I trust vou win turn periecuy agreeaute ao h,s poor w,ru was afflicted with. The phvsi handed Iho paper to Paul who received it, cjai, heard, with amazement, diseases "and and ran it over his eyes, without having self pains of tho most opposite nature, which llie possession enough to gather the meaning of wretched patient was afflicted with. For a particle of its contents. sjnco the actor's wish was to keep Dr. Wood- ' Perfectly agreeable, certainly,' said Paul war( ; his company as long as possible, that in his usual assenting way. The colonel he might make (he more observations on his turned noon his heel and stalked off. 1 nocturne tin litnilixl lite nnnr I iimrri n ;i r n cimucn Paul's good friend Tom, snatched up the document and read: ' Pistols-10 a.m..- thirty paces, seconds to mark the ground no inlcrfurenco till third shot surgeons fori two mortally wounded,' etc, ' Why Paul, do vou know vou aro to fi?ht a duel 1 'Am I?' said Paul, Mhcn heaven bo praised, tliero is a hope left; for if I am shot to death, 1 shall cscapo marrying tho vidow.' When Paul arrived at the field of action on tho eventful day, ho found his spirits a i great dea firmer than ho had expected. In , . . .... . . , , ,, ' ... fact, hu le t inspired by the groa ness o lie '. i . . 1 1 V , orcasion. and very naturally; for when n . . .. ' '. . man knows lie must be ether shot or mar- ried, ho must bo aware that the crisis re- nuires Mil ns lorlllude. I'aul tnnk hit st:i lion, with tlio most ulooutess intention that ever prompted n man lo baltlc. ' Ii id much rather be killed than Kill,' thought he. ' One, two, throe,' said tho seconds, as Paul raised his pistols to about 47 degrees of elevation. ' Fire, bang.' Tho colonel's bullet whistled by Paul's left ear, nnd Paul's hit tho steeple of a mar tin box on iho top ofun adjoining barn. Twico more were the pistols tried, when tho seconds interfered ; tho colonel declared he was satisfied and they shook hands, there by showing that Paul Pliant by shooting one I Strut ; for so it is laid down in the code of honor. It seemed now to bo nil over with Paul. 1 1 must bo married then,' said lie to himself, ' killing won't save me.' The day was fixed, and his fato nppoared inevitable. The nearer it npproarhed, the less ho felt resigned to il. The day before the wedding, Paul met Dr. Dindcnitight, the worthy Parson who was to join him to his bonny bride. Doctor,' said Paul, ' how shall I escape?' 1 Marriage,' said tho doctor, in his most solemn, argumentative way, 1 is considered by all authorities, eclesiestical, political, lo thitical, legal nnd judicial, ns a bond or cove nant, entered into by mutual consent and agreement of tho two parties. Therefore, 1 am decidedly of opinion, that when the cere- ' niony is to lake place, and 1 propound the regular question, ' Will you take this woman for your wifu ?' you answer No, it is not a marriage by no manner of means." ' I can't do it,' said Paul, mournfully, 1 I have tried a hundred times, but the word has always stuck in my throat. There is a spell upon mo in the matter of denying. I must assent to every thing, I was born without ca pacity to do otherwise. Ask mo if 1 have 1 three heads, I bclicvo I should say yes.' Then you alwnvs say yes.' 'Yes always certainly.' ' Good bye. friend Paul'.' said tho Doctor. civilly touching his hat . - . 'Mercy on mo!' exclaimed Paul Pliant There was such a turn out among the lir.llre I In. imvl ibiti t T ivlctt T nu lirwin ttint Miivai.n,ui.n,u.ii , .. .a,. - ut.v.1. mi,. 1 I itMclt I li'ifl linin 1 mm toseeis. Tiinity church was thronged, for , every body knew Paul Pliant, and the ac- i nii:i!i:inn. nf Wblmv Wilful rnnmricml ly the whole of that circle which calls itself ' good society.' I wish, moreover, I had the talent of the immortal Clnrisa Harlow at describing feathuis and lutestring : then would I tell how magnificently the widow was deck nil mil. lint this ntlinnt bn rlnnn P.rnri thing was as it should be in the judgment of . . . . J. the world. I ho happy pair'' drove to church; a lung siring of coaches followed them; the widow blushed and 'smiled ' and all tho woild was shy. Was ever a bride groom in a stale of more inexcapliblc awk wardness ? He debated with himself, for a moment, whether lie should not make, a des perate effort, to take to his heels and run, but it was too late. Paul casta longing, lingering look behind him as he entered the chuich door. ' Fare well, blessed light of heaven!' said he to himself, ' 'tis the last lime I shall see you a free man !' The widow held fast by the arm. ' My dear Paul,' said she, ' here we aro at tiplit ; Paul felt his heart heat terribly, One I . 1.1 u . ' more, anu mem win ue no remedy i , ' I i . i . ...'itltrt miecrieenr nf limit r mil it 1 I thought he. Ho looked most imploringly at the doctor, as much as to say, ' can you he so cruel V Tho Doctor made an awful pause before the great question. Paul's heart beat faster than ever. ' Now for tho catastrophe !' said he. The Doctor gave Paul a keen look ; every body was breath less. At length he spoke. ' Do you refuse this woman for your wife?' ' Yes,' exclaimed Paul, in the loudest tone he was ever known lo utter. In an m- stant iho idea Hashed upon his mind that ho was free. He sprang into tho broad"aisle with tho quickness of lightning, knocked down an old gentleman in spectacles, burst through the crowd, and bolted into the street. He ran home without stopping and it was not till he had lucked himself within his own chamber, that he felt certain that ho was not married to Widow Wilful. I here was a terrible scene at church, Willi fainting and so forth ; but llie widow is alive lo this day, and when she finds another man that cannot say ' no,' she may play the game which had nearly entrapped poor Paul Pliant, rz.,.. n, prr, r-,.:rr... I -,.tlr ,j r. ,'-.,,:',,',. rv' ...... .!, i i... , c ., ....,..,.. ,,Le offtl.e .. ,. .!.,, ,:,. i ,,. !in.i .., .jn-.-iarii, ,,,..uL. , ' ,i'ii.., ,- ' ,iu celebrated Dr. Woodward, who was n- ,.,.i.t ,.. i, ;,,,r,l.,,.,l . ,t. :.. .i... . e , t.lilraclcr 0 ur, fossil, in a farce then pre paring, lo bo called " Three Hours after Marriage." The mimic dressed himself as a country man, and wailed on the doctor, with n loni' catalot'ilo of ailments, whirl, lie s:iiil with every infirmity winch had any probable chance of prolonging the inter'view. At t. --, - f lWUOV- length, becoming completely master of his errand, lie drew Irom Ins pocket a guinea,) ,i ...., i,n i. rr.. ri (IIIU ,.1111 t flV',J'l IMI.UW Ml, UIIV.IIIlll ,ll.; UI il. "Put up thy money, poor fellow," cried I the doctor, "put up thy money; thou hast need of all ihy cash, and all thy patience too, with such a bundle of diseases lied on thy , bark Tho aclor returned to his employer, nnd recounted the wholo conversation, with such Iruo feeling of Dr. Woodward's character, that the enraptured author screamed with ap probation. His joy was soon checked, for the mimic told him, with sensibility, that he would sooner die than prostiiuto his talents lo tho rendering Dr. Woodward a public laughing-stock. Ghosts no seen thiso in nature. Tom Hood, tho prince of English wits, talks about ghosts in tho following facetious and familiar manner : Ghosts bo hanged ! No such thing in na. ture all laid long ago, beforo tho wood nave. inents. What should they come fori The colliers miy rise for higher wages, and the char tists may rifo for reform, and Joseph Sturgo may rise, and Iho rising generation may rise, but that the dead should rise, only to niako one'p hair rise, is more than I can credit. Sunnose youieelfa ghost. Well, if you come out ol Hrftr"? l. fee 'ph'm ' f l '.w of appearing to him if menu, now are you lo an enemy, what's the use if you can't pitch into him 1 AGRICULTURAL. THE DAIRY. Tho produce of tho dairy has been un commonly low the year past lower than farmers can afford to sell for; therefore there will assuredly como a reaction, and dairy men must not despair. When veal is as low as at this (into, farmers may be induced to raise their best calves rather than turn them for veal. Cattle will bo higher, and beef will bo higher before another year elapses. In procuring cows for the dairy, liie form of tho animal is moro important than the size. Indeed, it is a very general rule that small cows yield more milk and make more butter, in proportion, than large cows. And 1110 0,y ouvantngc in Having a very large l'r(,fd " require yen to make a very high lf cows arc well kept they wiltgrow large enough though you let them come in at two vearsol age, And bv this course you gain every way you save one year's keeping, Iromtwoto three, nnd vour two years old cow will give you morn milk in proportion to her size, than if she went barren till three. Her powers of yielding milk aro developed nioru c.arl.v '. e.r. l'r i,,,u ".er Ul,cl! a,ru cm:',rBeU sl!c ,s growlg ts es", and "wy wl" ,lavc advantage through life. If strength of nerve and sinew were tlie main 0)iect h wou,(1 1,0 UR"er 10 '"''.'P .'" hr ..1.1 1 i" ... nil sue was six or seven years uiu euiuru sue was allowed to breed. In such caso no one col,!d "P".1 ,l,u dfvelopement of any great Huuvia ui yiviuhil; iiiiirx 11 is uiit.3imiMiun; - . , ,- . -, w"',''f'r 51,0 wm,m ver Uo a molliur 11 bar- ru" ' seven years of age. ' selecting for the dairy, it is ofthogrea- t imoortance to procure annuals that yield milK ol a rich quality. 1 Hero is a vast uu-' ference 111 milk from different cows a gal - Ion from one will make more butter tlirm j two gallons from another. There are ccr-. lain indications that Will enable you to i".'1S-? I""?,',1? "y nl it... r.! 1 .',1 m it, HS tO the quality nf the milk that a cow will give, as ol the quantity. The most certain sign of rich milk is a yellow skin. A yellow brii.d e cow almost invariably gives rich milk. V lute spots on a cow are no good sign. Black 1 nvs iiviiiinv iv wiiiii. ii;n- mill iiii! i:rif:ini ' will be as white as the .nilk. Long legged cows aro more apt to put their feet into the pail than lo fill it with It. T I ....... .,o...s require mo.o p.. u. ...l-,. .... .. . ,ow ..... ...ah uu- tor can allord. A thick neck is heller adan-1 . i . , , , f , . ted to bear a yoke than to favor ihe secretion of milk. Large legs and a large tail require too much ol iho feed of tho pasture for lhe.r supper. ,,..., feelect cows will, good chests for the action ofthelungs, if you would have them healthy. Nliiw!fr linrnc nml cmtill limine tmwn mum ,-avo 1 00111 ur '"u "" U,U,U5- J0",0" ,l6 lf iMlirn iiiifl lfcc f.wr1 thill! Inner nnne ntir! for the milk ducts. -. ..1 ones, aim he possessor of them can pet at her food in ... ..u ... .u muuf. """""".'"'u. she rises also with more ease ! Attention, close observation and expo-. nenri! tire nnncitf. In eiiiih it nun fn iiiMith nr , .... ' . , . J fa , .- the ntia lt.ns n :i rnw liv insneetlnn. and it tho qualities ol a cow hy inspection I . 'II . .i dnirviuen Wl I nnt t heir nllenhnn In t in ive their ntte submit lo be , ., I . I hi.stness tlmv must cnnmit In he r hnntiwl in COWS, V -1 - , , ,. -r , , .V" u . -'6" "u ttle quite as good for Ihe dairv as any that have been imported. Bo not deceived by largo horns or large stories. Call into ac tion your own judgment, bearing in mind that this faculty is always improved by ex ercising il. -1ass. Ploughman. From tho Central New York Farmer. MILKING. Messrs. Editors That a material loss is sustained by the dam man from the manner in which the nroce3s of milkier' is usually performed, there is no doubt. In milk, the most valuable part is the lightest, as we see from the cream rising to the surface of llie vessel; and it is reasonable lo suppose that I the same relative position is maintained i.i ' ' ihe udder as in the nan or pail ; thai is, the cream or i idlest part, is in tho highest pari ol "IU lactc.l vessels, and of course, is the last to ho extracted in milking. When this ' "tcralion is carelessly performed, or in otlt- er words, lue cow is not milked clean, the best part is left in (he udder, and lost to the dairy. It may be said, however, that what is loft nt one time is obtained at another, and is not therefore lost : but it must hu remem bered that 1 1 10 process of absorption is con stantly going on, and that hy leaving the rich est part for this action nf tlm vessels, il is ir recoverably lost ; and besides, the more com pletely the vessels arc emptied the greater the secretions will be. 1 do not npprovo of this dripping or stripping, as il is railed ; for the quicker a cow is milked and milked clean, tho more milk sho will give. All dairymen - . . - . , ' ' r. ""'lru 01 11,0 MCl '"'u, 10 or " nw 1 thing more is necessary than to only partly . drain her udder at each successive milking' is, unless wo leave off entirely. I do noi spoaK wiinoui Knowing. vo nave nan , . . T , , , , hired help for several seasons past, and lhe generally milked, and it was enough to have worn out the p.ilicnco of tho animal, and much more the palienro of man, in waiting for them lo milk their number of cons. I don't wish to be understood nil are alike, hut in too many instances it is lliu case. The milker should bo instructed to milk a fast as his strength will allow; and the iilh or slow milker I would al once discharg. from this branch of tho dairy. While sunn will milk from twolvo to fourteen cows ai hour, others do not I won't say cannot milk more than eight. 1 have had experi ence enough, although young, to know some thing about milking, and how quick a ro can bo milked. I am confident that by at tention to this point, (ho dairyman would fun' an important addition would bo mado lo the sum total of his annual profits. Wl'.STERN. GAPES IN CHICKENS. A writer in tho farmer's Cabinet says, positively, that the gapes in chickens, whicl causo so many to die, are occasioned b worms in tho windpipe ; and that il the poul terer is pleased to take a leather, strip tin sides all off except a small tuft nt the end, dip this in spirits of turpentine, catch the chicken, open its mouth of the -windpipe, which may easily bo seen at tho top of the tongue and near its roots, the worms will al most instantly die, and the chicken as instant ly recover. Ho says tliero is no danger in tho chicken from this course. N. E. Plow boy. Wo believe with the writer of llie above, liiat it is worms which occasion tho gapify and think that the application of tho spirit of turpentine would prove effectual ; but we deem it proper to add the remedy which vte have always found effectual. Whenever wo found our chickens laboring under the dis ease, wo gave them each a toaspoonful of a strong solution of assafcctid.i, which invaria bly cured the disease, and as we supposed, by dislodging the worm, nhich wc took it for granted, was tho cause of tho disease. licr. Far. SHEEP DESTROYERS OF CANKER WORMS. To the Kditor of the New Kngland Farmer 1 Sir I notice in your Valuable paper, vol. xxi. page 4S, that a correspondent has told you " something worth knowing" about the destruction of canker worms by enclosing sheep in an orchard. Having had some ev idence of the truth of the statement, from a similar experiment, 1 thought best to comniu nicale it. Having a flock of about fifty sheep which I wished to fatten fur the shambles, I put them into an orchard near the house, for the convenience of feeding them with grain, ve getables, &c, in the winter of 1841, and kept them in the same until midsummer. When the canker worms appeared in tho spring, 1 found this orrhawl free from injury i,v ,i. , .v.,ji ,.n,nf nr.;h!.nro in a s,onosllr(nVi wuro stript of ,u,ir v,.rturo ...1 ,i,n .,;. ,l,.omvei1. I nitrilminrl ih h. s(;ncc (,!, worms tu t10 anima oi cft on lt0 iJotios of ttic treus by the sheep rubbing nsainst them. It may be, however, as vour ..nrresnnndent snoiW thai ihn n.nkor wnrm M Vimt liark hv llm nilni. nf tlm clmnn n.- dt.stroyed, as you say. by the animals fecdine 1 arournl tho trees. iioping ,mt 0t10rs tcst ,,l!s cIlcap) aml j, appc.arS) ccrlajn n)oUo 0f averting tho at . Iacks of ,lis destructive vprmin, I am,. sir, yours, fcc. JOHN ALDRICI, Gardener. Cranston, It. ., June G, 1843. PuLVEn.ztNo Tim SoilTo demonstrate jcvvs nloistL1J )l0 JanJ w, f j; . ... .... , . , .... , ,? . nuiu in wiu i. uiu u.y e.uuiiu, ... uiu uriesi M j as w Q' , reac, lo ,., fine, and fill .he hole lerwilll . an(l afe;n few mgh,'s dews, you will find this line earth become moist at "tho b and the hard ground all round will I Loconlo drv. Ti - ?loM ; ,an(i,. m!1bn ... - fl (, . ,, , 1 . I ".ill IdllU lilt IIIIU U II LIIUUIIl ULlk IMUUtlll ! jc am c.t another be rough by insufficient i ..7 . . . . ,;M.lrt . ..i,(.-n,i . i..t. i i i I fie(f cr0w,,e , fi,0 drics't n,,;ch has continued long, and you will perceive, ,,v )e of ,flllt cveryV,ne land bo mned mf). b ? . 1 1 laud will lie as drv as powder troui top to . . 1 . . . ""iiumi .ii int. ui nLiiuiri, mjwu liUllllt: . b . . . b i, ,,, l ,i, .I-;.,, ....,, i. . i !.: IIIUUUIU3 IIIUI.-.IWII; IU IUUI3 , lllllWt;!! IIIU 1 . . . ' . .s .a tiorant nnd incurious fancy it lets in tho uiuii;iii, iiiiu imciuiuii; mt'iitiam .u i.uu ii.cir .i I.. ..,i .i c u plants at such times, 1 i.i, . There is vet one more benefit hoeing gives to plants which hy no art can possibly bo giv en to animals ; for all that can he done in feeding an animal is, to give it sufficient food at the time ii lias occasion for it ; if you givo an animal any more it is to no manner of purpose, unless you can give it more moutlis, which is impossible; but, in hoeing a plant, tlio additional nourishment thereby given, en- aides it to send out innumerable additional fibres and roots ; so that hoeing, by the now pasture it raises, furnishes botli food and mouths to plants. Tull. Living without Sleep. A recent number of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal contains a letter from Mr. Itobert F. Gourlay, giving an account of his extraordinary skepli ness. According to Mr. G's own recount, he was first bereft of sleep in the year 1633, for six weeks w'jen about 40 years of ago. Prior to that time he had never fullered for want of sleep, although at times a little sufficcd for re. freshinent. Mr. G was confined in London, as he alleges, hy British tyranny, three years and eight months and it was during this period he thinks, that a habit of living without sleep be gan to form. During his confinement he felt very little need of bleep, and tlio greater part of his lime in bed, which was never more than six hours in the twenty-four, was given to reveries, chietly, he declares, for bettering the condition of tho laboring poor of England, &.C. Soon alter his liberation, having visited Scot land, he left Edinburgh for America. Hu had no sleep until he reached Liverpool, where ho took a warm bath before going to bed. This had the desired effect and procured him a few hours repose. The next morning he embarked for New York, which he readied in 4- days, without having had one wink of 6lcep. Inline liitcly on landing at New Vork, ho procured a .vanu bath, got into a comfortable bed and slept -mindly. From that time forward, he did not li.'ei for three years. Hu took laudanum, but that had no effect ; he drank whiskey in tho hope ihat it would induce sleep, but it only mado nun sick. In tho early part of 1SC7, while in Ohio, ho was attacked with crympclas in tho leg, and dur ing five months was without sleep. Mr. G. had recovered his health in some degree, when in telligence reached him of tho death of two of his children, lie then lay two weeks in great ago ny, and from that time to this a period of lour yearn and six months, ho has been entirely de prived ot sleep. I no last six months of his lite Iiave been spent in th s city. His health was much improved, and ho entertains a hope that os soon as lie is able to take exercise, ho will recover. On various late occas.ons he has been thnost asleep. RivniEATiNU Backwards. A correspon dent of the New York Post gives an Account of General Scth Potneroy, and says, at Bun ker Hill,' he was iho last man of the last com pany who retreated from the ground,' Hu retreated bnrkwards through the firo of Iho llritish, declaring that it should not bo said of Pomeroy that he ever turned hisbick to tho red coats. Lord Morpeth presides at the World'a Ctn ention in London against Slavery, with the van. irable Thorn Clsrltton. 1 1

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