14 Temmuz 1843 Tarihli Burlington Free Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1

14 Temmuz 1843 tarihli Burlington Free Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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NOT THE G L O R V OF C 2 S A B DOT TUB WELFARE OF ROMB BY H. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1843. VOL. XVII No. 6 From tho Liverpool Mercury. MOSES AT MERIBAH. BY DARKER LAMII, Tho Israelite murmured in wrathful despair, And deep on hisbrqw wcru tho furrows of care, freed While ho sighed for the bonds he had mourned nt ere And repined at the travail the Lord had decreed. " Oh, why wcro tho chariots of Egypt oVrlhrown ? Oh, why spared the wild wave the bondsman nlone? It were better the tyrant had trampled us down Ere tho billow had swept away sceptre and crown I" The Lord heard tho children of Israel complain, As they wept in their tents that wcro spread o'er the And his pillar of cloud, at the breaking of day, plain, Slowly rolled from tho camp of tho desert away. Then the trumpctsof Isreal, in notcsbrisht and clear, Told the mourners the timcofihcir marching was near; And the prince and tho ruler hied each to his post, To assemble the tribes, and to marshall the host; And tho tents were all struck, and the thousands marched on, While their sun gilded weapons all glin'rinply; shone; As the waves to the shore in their power roll in, So mov'd their full ranks in the desert of Zin. There's shout in tho wilderness startling and strong, And ti waving of plumes nf tho gathering throng I tFor tho wordnis been given to halt in the plain, And no w Israel looks for release from her pain. Then tho favored of God, in the midst of the band, Smiles the moss-covcrcd rock with Ins mystical wand; And the waters gush forth as enchantingly bright, As the first beam of morn when it springs from night; And tho rebels fall down, for the glory of God Shines round the dark rock when 'tis struck with the Hut the heart of the smiter beats not as of old, rod; for the bright Land of Promise he'll never behold. POWER OF THE IMAGINATION. Many well-authenticated instances arc re lated of the amazing influence wliicli tho im agination possesses, not only over the feelings, but upon the actual stato and functions of the bodily organization. Perhaps tho power which a morhid imagination may exercise over the body, was never more strongly il ' lustrated than in the well known caso of Lord Littleton, a dissolute loung noblcninn of ex traordinary genius and talent. Tho story lias often been told. Lord Littleton one night saw in a dream a young lady, who told lii ni that on a Saturday evening, nt ten o' clock, ho certainly would diet This he re lated to sonic of his intimate acquaintances, and invited n number of them to pass the ap pointed evening with hiii) and witness the falsehood of tho prediction. They did so ; the evening came ; ho endeavored to make himself merry ns tho hour approached, but it had fastened on his imagination with a firmer hold than ho was aware of, just before tea, lie complained of being indisposed, pro posed to retire and died in the act of getting into bed ! A clergyman who then lived near Hagley, has said that a Doctor Johnson, of whom Littleton speaks in very high terms in one of his letters, us a physician in Ij is neigh borhood, told dim that had he been sent for in season ho could have saved hint. Tho following well authenticated tale was originally published in tho Zoonomin, and was subsequently versified by the poetWords worth : " A young farmer in Warwickshire, find ing his hedges broken, and the sticks carried away during a frosty season, determined to watch for the thief. He lay many cold hours under a hay stack, and at length an old wo man, liko a witch in a play, approached and began to pull tip tho hedge ; iio waited till she had tied her bundle of sticks, and was carrying them off, that ho might convict her of theft, and then springing from his conceal ment, he seized his prey with violent threats. .4fter some altercation, in which her load was Je't upon tho ground, she kneeled upon tho candle of sticks, and raising her arms to her, ver, beneath tho bright moon, then at tho full, spoke to the farmer, already shivering wtli cold, " Heaven grant that thou mayst nfcvsr know again the blessing to be warm. He complained of cold all tho next day, and wore an upper coat, and in a tew days nno ther, and in a fortnight took to his bed, al ways saying nothing made him warm ; ho covered himself with very many blankets, and had a sieve over his faco as he lay. From this ono insane idea ho kept his bed abovo twenty years, for fear of tho cold air, till at length Ire died." Tho following remarkable and interesting case, furnishing a strong illustration of tho strength of the imagination, and the minor tancc of sound judgment and practical good snnso in a curcr ot mental disease, was pub lished some years ago in an English pcriodi cal: 'A student at Jena, about sixteen years of aire, baying a weak and irritable nervous frame, but in other respects healthy, left his apartments during twilight, and suddenly re turned with a pale dismal countcnanco, as suring bis companion that ho was doomed to dio in thirtv-six hours, or at nino o'clock in the morning of tho second day. Tho sud den change of a young mind, naturally alarm ed his friend : but no explanation was given of the cause. Every attempt at ridiculing bis whimsical notion was fruitless ; and he nersistcd in affirming that his death was ccr tain and inevitable. A numerous circlo of his fellow students soon assembled, with a view to dispel these gloomy ideas, and to convincd him ol Ins lolly, by arguments, sa tire and mirth. Ho remained however un shaken in his strango conviction ; being ap parently inanimate in their company ; and expressing his indignation nt the Irolics and witticisms applied to his peculiar situation. Nevertheless, it was conjectured tiiat a calm repose during tho night would produce mora favorablo change in his lancy ; but sleep was banished, and tho approaching dis solution engrossed his attention during tho nocturnal hours. Early tho next morning, hn sent for Pro fessor Ilufeland, who found him making nr rangemcnts lor his burial ; taking an affee tionato leavo of his friends ; and on tho point of concluding a letter to his father ; in which he announced the fatal catastropho that was speedily to happen. After examining his condition of mind and body, tbo Professor could discover no remarkablo deviation from his usual state of health, excepting a small contracted pulse, a palo countonancci, dull or drowsy eyes, and cold extremities : theso symptoms, However, suuicientiy indicated i general spasmodic action of the nervous svs tern, which also exerted its influence over tho mental faculties. The most serious reason ing on tho subicct. all tho nhilosomYical and medical eloquence of Dr. Hufeland, had not tho desired effect ; nnd though tho student admitted that (hero might bo no ostensible cause of death discoverable, yet this very circumstance was peculiar to his case ; and such was his inexorable destiny, that he must die tho next morning, without any visible moibib symptoms. In thisdilemna Dr. Hu feland proposed to treat him as a patient. Politeness induced the latter to accent of such oiler, but he assured the physician that medicine would not operate. As no timn was to bo lost, tlicro being on ly 24 hours left for his life, Dr. Ilufeland deemed proper to direct such remedies as prove powerful excitants, in order to rousn the vital energy of his pupil nnd relievo him from his captivated fancy. Hcnco ho pre scribed a strong emetic and purgative ; or dered blisters to bo aplied to both calves of tho legs, nnd at the same lime stimulating clysters to bo administered. Quietly sub mitting to the doctor's treatment, ho observ ed that his body being already half a corpse, all means of recovering it would bo in vain. Indeed Dr. Ilufeland was not a little surpri sed, on his repeating his visit m tho evening, to learn that tho emetic had but very little operated, and that the blisters had not oven reddened tho skin. Tho case became more serious ; and the supposed victim of death began to triumph over the incredulity of tho professor and his friends. Thus circum stanced, Dr. Ilufeland perceived how deep ly and destructively that mental spasm must have acted on tho body, to produce a degree of insensibility from which tho worst conse quences might unapprehended. All tho in quiries into tho origin of this singlo belief had hitherto been unsuccessful. Now only, he disclosed the secret to one of his intimate friends, namely that on tho proceeding eve ning ho had met with a white figure in the passage, which nodded to him, and, in the same moment he heard a voice exclaiming ' The day after to-morrow, at nine o'clock in the morning, thou shalt die !' lie contin ued to settle his domestic affairs; made his will ; minutely appointed his funeral ; and oven desired his fiicndsto send for a clergy man ; which request, however, was coun teracted. Night appeared and he began to compute the hours ho had to live, till the ominous next morning. His anxiety evidently increased with tho striking of every clock within hearing. Dr. Hufeland was not without apprehension, when he recollected instances in which mere im agination had produced melancholy effects but as every thing depended on procrastina ting or retarding that hour in which the event was predicted ; and on appeasing tho tem pest of a pertubed imagination, till reason had obtained tho ascendency, be resolved upon tho following expedient : Having u complaisant patient who refused not to take the remedies prescribed for him, (because ho seemed conscious ot tho superior agency of his mind over that of the body,) Dr. Hufc- nd had recourse to laudanum, combined with tho extract of hen-banc, twenty drops of tho former, and two grains of tho latter, were given to the, youth, with such effect that he fell into a profound sleep, from which ho did not awako till cloven o'clock on the next morning. Thus the prognosti cated fatal hour elapsed ; nnd his friends waiting to welcome the bashful patient, who had agreeably disappointed them, turned tho whole affair into ridicule. Tho first ques tion, however, alter recovering from his nr tificial sleep was, " What is tho hour of tho morning l" On being answered that his presages had not been verified by experience, lie assured tho company that all tlieso tran sactions appeared but a dream. After that time, he enjoyed a long state of health, and was completely cured of a morbid iniagina' tion. Had this youth fallen intn less sagacious nanus tno event would, it is moro than prob able, havo answered to the prediction ; and the occurrence would havo stood as irrefra gable evidenco of that creed which imagines that tno times have not long since passed of individual nnd immediate communication be tween the world of sense and the world of spirit. How thu fancy originnlr-d it is diffi cult to say ; but it is not less difficult to ex plain tho phenomena of dreams." But the most extraordinary case, showing the power of tho mind upon the body, which we ever met with, is tho following, related by Dr. Warren, in ono of his medical lec tures, delivered, wo believe, in 1832: " Sometime since, a female friend pre scnted herself to mo with a tumor or swell ing of tho submaxillary gland of the neck, which had become what is called a won. It was about the sizo of un egg, had lasted two years, and was so very hard, that I consul ercd any attempt to dissipato it by medicine to bo vain, and advised its removal by ope ration. To this tho patient could not bring ncr mind ; tlicrcloro to satisfy her wish I di reeled somo applications of considerable ao tivity to be madoto tho part, and theso sho pursued for a number of weeks, without any change. After this, sho called on me, and with somo hesitation begged to know, wheth cr an application recommended to her, would in my opinion be safe. I Ins consisted in applying tho hand of a dead man thrco times to the diseased part One of her neighbors now lay dead, and she had an opportunity ol trying tho experiment it 1 thought it not dangerous. At first 1 was disposed to divert her from it; but recollect ing tho power of thoimagination, I gravely as sured her sho might mako tho trial without apprehension of serious conscnunnccs Awhilo after.sho presented herself onco more nnd with n smiling countonanco informed ino that sho had used this remedy and on ox amining for tho tumor, I found it had disnp pearcd." Many well attested tales arc told of cures lor scrofula, having beon perlormed by tho touch of gifted individuals and tho seventh son, nnd moro particularly tho seventh son oj a seventh son, was supposed to bo vested with an almost miraculous degreo of power to cure diseases ol tins kind. Hero, as u tho caso related by Dr. Warren, tho imagi nation was undoubtedly tho principal agent in tho operation. It is a woll established fact that somo extraordinary cures for dis eases, wero effected by Perkin's Metalic Tractors, which wcro in great voguo at tho close of the last century. Dut they received their coup dc grace from Dr. Huygarth, who made somo very neat wooden tractors,which being painted to resemble the metallic, per formed exactly the same ewes, of which ho published n lull account in his work culled " Of tho Imagination, as a causo and euro of disorders, exemplified bv fictitious Tractors. Until, (Eng.) 1800." Pieces of rusty iron were used by other individuals for the sumo purpose, and were tho means of relieving if not permanently curing a number of cases of chronic diseases, which had obstinately re fused to yield to medicine! In Mather's Magnalia, and works publish ed at tho same period, written by learned and good men, we see tho most strong and convincing evidence in the shape of stubborn facts, adduced to prove tho actual existence of witchcraft. What share tho imagination may have had in establishing this testimony wu will not venture to say, but the facts re corded in favor of witchcrafts and believed to havo occurred by many highly respecta ble persons of both sexes, wcro as conclusive ns any thing which has been brought for ward in support of what is called Animal Magnetism at the present day. Dr. Miller, a celebrated German author, in an ablo work on Physiology, thus speaks ol the influence ol the Imagination : " Tho influence of ideas upon tho body gives rise to a great variety of phenomena, which border on tho marvellous. It may be stated as a genera! fact, that any stato of tho body, which is conceived to bo approaching, and which is expected with perfect confi denco and certainty of its occurrence, will bo very prone to ensue as tho mere result of that idea, if it do not lie without tho bounds of possibility. Tho caso mentioned by Pic tct, in his observations on nitrous oxide, may bo adduced as an illustration of such pheno mena. A young lady, Miss 13., wished to inspiic this intoxicating gas ; but in order to test the power of the imagination, common atmospheric air was given to her instead ol the nitrous oxide. She had scarcely taken two or three inspirations of it, when she fell into a state of syncope, which slio had never suffered previously; she soon recovered." Dr. Miller is evidently no believer in ani mal magnetism, as will be seen uy the fal lowing extract from his work : " Among the well attested facts of physi ology, there is not one to support tho belief that one nerve of sense can assume the func tions of another. The exaggeration of the sense of touch in the blind, will not in theso vs be called seeing with tho fingers; the ccounts of the power of vision by the fingers in d epigastrium, said to bo possessed in the so culled magnetic slate, appear to bo mere tables, and the instances in winch it has been pretended to practise it, cases of deception." It appears from the report of the French commissioners, appointed in 1784. to invcs- gato tho subicct of animal magnetism as in troduced by Mosmer, and among whose members wcro Bailey, Lavoisier, and our own ranklin, that imagination was rcspon siblo for many singular results, which were ascribed to animal magnetism. The com mittee in tiie conclusion of their report sav " that there is no proof of the existence of universal fluid, or magnetic power, excent from its effects on human bodies : that these effects can be produced without passes, or other magnetic manipulations; that thoso manipulations alone are insufficient to pro. duco the effects, if employed without the pa tient's knowledge that, therefore, imagina tion will, and animal magnetism will not, ac count for the result produced." We do not wish to bo understood as expressing an oiiin ion that all tho effects produced by what is now caned lUcsmcrism, are brought about by operating on the imagination exclusively. Some of them are, perhaps, of a nature, if accurately detailed, to preclude the possibili ty of such a course. Nevertheless, wo be lieve that tho loregoing facts show that manv of tho cases, published as illustrating the nuiiuLis ui annum lllclglieiisill, ill ;ill IIS pilU- ses, and vouched for by persons of respecta bility, may have been, and in all probability wero produced by the power ol the imagina tion over tho physical faculties the power of the mind over thu body. Boston Jour. Tun London Times. Tins extraordinary Jntirii.il which possesses a more extensive es tablishment than any other m the world, crea. ted no little ttir in political circles some years since, by a sudden change of politics. On one day it wis Wing, on the next Tory. The price paid for the transmutation of this powerful en gine was 160,000. The adierlitoments of the Times in a sinrrlo day frequently exceed jCIOOO, and every one is pmu uoioru insertion, uniiue tlio papers ot this Continent it has no subscribers it supplies the iovs agents, and tlicy the public. There are two powerful steam engines on the promises, the Indian campaigns. It has correspondents in every land. Its expresses havo travelled the desert, and anticipated the Indian Mails. Its agents are in every court, and it lays hare their most secret proceedings. Mr. John Walter, the late .Member lor INoitingham, is the principal proprietor, and he draws from it a yearly reve nue of 80,000. It had forincrlv three regular editors, Messrs Barnes, Lawson, and Delane, besides a largo corps of occasional writers. Sinco the death of Mr. Barnes, this number has been increased. Modern Definitions. Parasol A light screen carried by a fashionable belle fur the pur. pose oi overshadowing one quarter ot her bon net. Friend's Your daily associates, who will do any thing but assist you in distress. OU Maid A lady who has attained the ago of twentv-scven or eight, without having marri ed a fool, a knave, a gamblor, or a drunkard. Charily bonding to a poor, hard-working family tho refuso of tho kitchen, which your servants, cats, and pigs, havo successively dc dined tasting. Gentility Eating your meat with a three pronged fork, though you havo not paid the butcher. Cleveu Scholars 'Tho bov at tho head of tho class Will state what wcro tho dark ages of the world," Boy hesitates. 'Next Master Smith, can't you tell what the dark ages were V 'l guess they wcro tho ages just before the in veution ol spectacles.' Go to your scats.' narTrirTrrjBnrn From the New Mirror. TIIE SPiniT-I-OVH Ol' 'IONES -.' (siscn discovered to dc diss Jones.) Not long ago hut before poetry and pin- money wero discovered to bo causo and ef fect, Miss Phoho Jano Jones was ono of the most charming contributors to a cerlain pe riodical now gono over 'Letho's wharf.' Her signature was ' lono S !' a neat an- tigram, out ol which lew would nave picKcd the monosyllablo engraved on her father's brass knocker, She wrote mostly in verse ; but her prose, of which you will presently see a specimen or two, was her better vein as being moro easily embroidered, and not cramped with the inexorable fetters of rhyme Miss Jones abandoned authorship before the New Mirror was established, or sho would, doubtless, have been ono of its paid contri butors as much ('we' flatter ourselves) as could well be said of her abilities. Tho beauty of hectics nnd hollow chestc has been written out of fashion ; so I may venture upon the simple imagery of truth and nature. Miss Jones was n handsome as a prize heifer. Sho was a compact, plump, wholesome, clean-limbed, beautifully-marked animal, with eyes liko ink-stands running over ; and mouth that looked, when slio smil ed, as if it had never been opened before, the teeth seemed so fresh and unhandlcd Her voice had a tone as clear as the ring of a silver dollar ; and her lungs must have been ns sound us a pippin, for when she laughed (which she never did unless she was surprised into it, for sho loved melancholy,) it was liko the gurgling ol a brook over pen bles. Tho bran-new pcoplo made by Deu calion and Pyrlha, when it cleared up after the flood, wcru probably in Miss Jone's style, But do you suppose that 'lono o cared anything for her looks ! What val uo the poor perishing tenement in which na ture had chosen to ludge her intellectual and spiritual part ! What care for her cover ing of clay! What wasto thought on the chain that kept her from tho Pleiades, of which, perhaps, sho was thu lost sister (who knows?) And more than all oh gra cious ! to bu loved for this trumpery drape ry of her immortal essence? les infra dig, as it may seem to record such an unworthy trifle tho celestial Phcbo had the superfluity of an every day lover. uidcon iJimmins was willing to take heron her outer inventory alone. He loved her checks ho did not hesitate to admit! He loved her lips ho could not help specify ing ! He had been known to name her shoulders ! And in taking out a thorn for her with a pair of tweezers one day, ho had literally exclaimed with rapture that she had a heavenly little pink thumb ! But of lone S ' ho had never spoken a word. No, though sho road him faithfully every effusion that appeared asked his opinion of every separate stanzas talked of' lone S ' as the person on earth she most wished to see, (for she kept her literary incog.)-Gideon had never alluded to her a second time, and per severingly, hatefully, atrociously, and with a mundano motive only, lie mado industrious lovo to the outside and visible Phcbo ! Weill Well ! Contiguity is something, in lovo ; and tho Flimminses wcro neighbors of tho Joneses. Gideon had another advantage ; fur Ophe

lia Fli. Timings, his eldest sister, was Miss JonoVcteni.illy-nitached friend. To ex plain this, I must trouble tho reader to take notice that there were two streaks in tho Flimming family. Fat Mrs. Fliinmins the mother, (who had been dead a year,) was a thorough ' man of business,1 and it was to her downright and upright management of her husband s wholesale and retail hat-lining establishment that tho family owned its pros perity: for Herodotus Flimmins, whose namo was on the sign, was a tlimsyish kind of sighing-dying man, and nobody could abominate Phcbo met by night on tho sidewalk around their mutual nearest corner deeply veiled to concual their emotion from tho intruding gaze of such stars as they were not acquaint ed with and there thoy communed ! I never knew, nor havo I any, tho remo test, suspicion of tho reasoning by which theso commingled spirits arrived at tho con clusion that there was a want in their deli cious union. They might havo known, in deed, that tho chain of bliss, ever so far ex tended, breaks oil' at last with an imperfect link thai though mustard and ham mav urn two slices of innocent bread into a sand- ivich, tlicro will still bo an unbutlcrcd out- ide. But they were young thov wcro can- uine. Phcbe, at least, believed that in tho cgions of spaco tlicro existed 'wandering ut not tost iiionciimg worscrhalf ol which sho was tho 'better' somo lofty intellect, capable of sounding tho unfathomable abys ses of hers somo male cssoncc. all soul and romance, with whom sho could soar finally. irin-in-arni, to their native star, with no changes of any consequonco between their earthly and their astral communion' It oc curred to her at last that a letter addressed to him, through her favorite periodical might possibly reach his eye. Tho following, (which tho reader may very likely remember to havo seen,) appeared in tho paper of the luiiuwing auiuruay. To my spirit-husband, greeting : ' Where art thou, bridegroom of my soul? Thy lono S calls to tho from tho ach ing void of her lonely spirit ! What namo bcarcst thou ? What path walkest thou 1 How can I, glow-worm liko, lift my wings and show theo my lamp of guiding love 1 Thus wing I theso words to thy dwelling place, (for thou art, perhaps, a subscriber to tho M r.) Go truants ! Rest not till yo meet his eye. ' But I must speak to theo after tho man ner of this world. ' I am a poetess of eighteen summers. Eighteen weary years havo I worn this pris on house of flesh, in which, when torn from thee, I was condemed to wander. But my soul is untamed by its cage of darkness ! I cv- d the ennsli sun. And sTunTITTnl remember, and remember only, tho lost hus band of my spirit-world. 1 perform, coldly ind scornfully, the unhcavcnly necessities of this temporary existence ; and from tho win dows of my prison (black liko the glimpses of the midnight heaven they let in) 1 look out lor tho coming ol my spirit-lord. Lonely 1 lonely ! 1 hou wouldst know, perhaps, what sem blance 1 bear since my mortal separation from thee. Alas! the rose, not tho lily, reigns upon my cheek ! I would not dis- ppoint theo though of that there is little fear, for thou lovest for tho spirit only. But believe not, because health holds mo" rudely down, nnd 1 seem not fragile and ready to depart ; bolicvo not, oh bridegroom of my soul ! that I bear willingly my fleshy fetter, or onduro with patienco tho degrading hom age to its beauty, 1-or tlicro are soulless worms who think me fair. Ay.in the strength anu ircsliness ol my corporeal covering there arc those who rejoice ! Oh ! Mocke ry ! mockery I ' List to me, Ithuriel (for I must have t namo to call theo by, nnd, till thou breathes! thy own seraphic name into my ear, be thnti Ithuriel t) List! 1 would meet the in the darkness only ! Thou shall not seo mo with thy mortal eyes ! Penetrate tho past, nnd remember t.ie smoke-curl of wavy lightness in which I floated to thy embrace ! Re member the sunset cloud to which wc retir ed ; tho starry lamps that hung over our slumbers ! And on thu softest whisper of our voices let thy thoughts pass to mine ! Speak not aloud ! Murmur! murmur! mur mur ! ' Dost thou know, Ithuriel, I would fain prove to theo my freedom from tho tram mels of this world? In what chance shape thy accident of clay must he cast, I know not. Ay, and I caro not ! I would thou wcrla humpback, Ithuriel! I would thou wort disguised as a monster, my spirit hus band ! So would I prove to thee my eleva .tion above mortality ! So would I show thee, that in the range of eternity for which wc are wedded a moment's covering darkens thoc not ; that, like a star sailing through a cloud, thy brightness is rcmctubeicd nhilu it is eclipsed ; that thy lono would rccogni.c'thy voice, bo awaro ol thy presence, adore thee as sho was celestially wont; ay, though thou wort imprisoned in tho likeness of a reptile! lono caro for mortal beauty! Ha! ha ! ha ! ha Ha ! ha ! ha ! Come to me, Ithuriel ! My heart writhes in its cell for converse with thee ! I am sick Ihoughted ! My spirit wings its thin fingers to play with thy ctherial hair ! My earthly check, though it obstinately refuses to pale, tingles with fever for thy coming. Glide to me in the shadow of eve softly ! softly ! Address ' P.' at the M office. Thine, Ione S,' Thero camo a letter to ' P.' It was an inky night. The moon was in her private chamber. The stars had drawn over their head ihe coverlet of clouds and pretended to sleep. Tho street lamps heart lessly burned on. Twelve struck with ' damnable iteration.' On tintoo nnd with beating heart Phebo Jano left her father's area. Ophelia Flim mins followed her a little distance, for Ione was going to meet her spirit-bridegroom, and receive a renewal of his ante-vital vows; and sho wished her friend, the echo of her soul, to overhear and witness them. For oh if words wero any tiling if the soul could bo melted and poured, lava-like, upon, 'satin post' if thero was truth in feelings magnet ic nnd prophetic then was ho who had re sponded to, and corressponded with Iuno S , (sho writing to 'I,' and ho to 'P,'J tho ideal for whom she had so long sighed, the lost linn ot tno wiiolu so niournliilly incom plete ncr soul s missing and ono spiritual ly Siamcsed twin ! His sweet letters had uchoed cverv sentiment of her heart. He md agreed with her that outsido was nothing mat earthly beauty was poor, perishing, litiful that nothing tiiat could be seen, ouched, or described had anv thing to do ,'ith the spiritually-passionate intercourse to ,'liicli their respective essences achiuglv yearned that, unseen, unheard save in whis pers faint as it roso's sigh when languishing at noun, they might meet in communion blissful, superhuman, and satisfactory. Yet where fittingly to meet oh agony ! agony ! Tho street-lamps two squares off had been taken up to lay down gas. Ophelia Flimmins had inwardly marked it. Between No. 126 and No. 132, moro particularly, the echoing sidewalk was bathed in unfathoma ble nigut tor mere wcro vacant lots occu pied as a repository fur used-up omnibuses. At tho most lonely point there stood a tree, and, fortunately, this night, in tho gutter be neath the tree, stood a newly-disabled 'bus of tho Knickerbocker line and (sweet omen !) it was blue ! In this covert could thu witnessing Ophelia Iio perdu, observing un seen through tho open door and beneath this tree was to t.iko placo tho meeting of soul tho re-interchange of sky-born vows tho immaterial union of Ithuriel and lone ! Bliss! bliss ! exquisito to anguish ! But oh incontinent vessel Ophelia had blabbed ! The two fat Miss Flimminses wcro in tho secret nay, moro ! They wero in tho omnibus ! Ay deeply in, and nor tontously silent, thoy sat, warm and wonder ing, on cither side ot tho lamp probably ex- tinguished for over! Thoy knew not well what was to bo. But whatever sort of thing was a 'marriage of soul,' nnd whether Mthu riel was bodv or nobody mortal man or angel in a blue scarf tho Miss Flimminses wished to seo him. Half an hour before tho trysting-timo thoy had fann'd their way thither, tor a thunder-storm was in tho nir and tho night was intolerably clnso : and climbing into tho omnibus, thoy reciprocally loosened each other s upper hook, and with their moistened collars laid starchlcss in their laps, awaited tho opening of tho mystery. Enter Ophelia, ns expected. Sho laid her thin hand upon tho leather string, nnd drawing tho door after her, leaned out of its open window in breathless suspense and agitation. Ioho's step was now audible, leturning from l'i2. Slowly she came, but invisibly, for it had grown suddenly pitch-dark ; and only tho far-off lamps, up and down the street, served to guido her footsteps. But hark, tho sound of a heel! Ho came! Thoy met ! Iio passed his arm around her and drew her beneath iho tree and with whispeis, soft and low, leaned breathing to her ear. Iio was tall. lie was in a' cloak. And, oh, ecstasy, he was thin ! But thinkest iiiou to Know, on rcnucroi mist, wnat pass ed on those ethereal whispers 1 Futilo curi osity 1 Lven to Ophelia's straining ear, those whispers wero inaudible. But hark, a rumble ! Something wrong in the bowels nf tho sky! And pash ! pash ! on tho resounding roof of tho omnibus fell drops of rain fitfully, fitfully ! ' My dear!' whispered Ophelia, (for lone had borrowed her chip hat, tho belter to elude recognition, )'ask Ithuriel to stop in.' Ithuriel started to find n witness near, but a whisper from lone re-assured him, and gathering his cloak around his face, he follow ed his spirit-briuc into the 'bus. Tho fat Miss Flimminses contracted their orbed shapes, and mado themselves small against the padded extremity nf tho vehicle : Ophelia retreated to the middle, nnd, next the door, on either side, sat the starrv bride and bridegroom all breathlessly silent. Yet there was a murmur for five hearts beat within that biis's duodecimal womb ; and the ram hcltcd on tho roof, pailsful-liko and un pityingly. llut slap! dash! whew! heavens! In rushed a youth, dripping, dripping! 'Get out!' cried lone, over whoso knees ho drew himself like an eel through a basket ot contorted other eels. Come, come, young man !' said a deep bass' voice, of which everybody had some faint remembrance. ' Oh !' cried one fat Miss Flimmings 'Ah?' screamed the other. ' What? dad!' exclaimed Gideon Flim mins, who had dashed into the sheltering 'bus to save his new hat 'dad hear with a girl !' lint the tat rlimnunscs were both in con vuImoiis. Scream! scream! scream! A moment ot contusion Tho next mo ment a sudden light A watchman with his lantern stood nt the door. 1 Papa ' ejaculated three of tho ladies. Old Flimmings my heart will burst?' murmured lone. Tho two fat girls hurried on their collars. and Gideon, all amazement at finding himself in such a family party at midnight in a lone ly 'bus, stepped out and entered into converse with the guardian of thu night. Tho rain stopped suddenly and the omni bus gave up its homogeneous contents. Old Flimmins, who was in u violent perspiration, gave Gideon his cloak to carry, and his two arms to his two pinguid adult pledges. Gid eon took Ophelia and Phcbe, and they miz zled. Mockery mockery lono is not yet gono to the spirit-sphere kept here partly by the strength of the fleshy fetter over which she mourned, and partly by thu dovetailed duties consequent upon annual Flimminses. Gideon loves her after the manner of this world but she sigli3 'when shu hears sweet music,' that her bet ter part is still unappreciated unfathomcd cabm,d, cribb d, conhncd.'' THREE BAD HABITS. Tlicro are three weaknesses in our habits which are very common, and which have averv prejudicial influence of our welfare. The first is giving way to the case or indulgence of the moment, instcid of doing at once what ought to he done. This practice almost diminishes tho beneficial efiecls of our actions, and often loads us to abstain from action altogether; as, for in stance, if at this season of the year there is agleam of sunshine, of which wo feel we ought to take advantage, but we havo not tho resohi- tion to leave at the moment a comfortable scat or an attractive occupation, wo miss the most favourable opportunity, and, perhaps, at last jus tify ourselves in remaining indoors on the ground that tho time for exercise is past. One evil attendant upon the habit of procrastination is, that it produces a certain dissatisfaction of the mind which impedes and deranges the ani mal functions, and tends to prevent the attain ment of a high state of health. A perception of what is right, toiioweu by a promptness ol exe cution, would render tho way of life perfectly smooth. Children should be told to do nothing but what is reasonible, hut they should bo taught to do what they arc told at once. Tho habit will stand them instead all their lives. The second weakness is, when wo have made a good resolution, and have partially failed in'exo. cuting it, wo are very apt to abandon it altogeth er. For instance, if a person who has been ac customed to rise at ten, resolves to rise at six, and after a few successful attempt?, happens to sleep till seven, there is great danger that he will relapse into his former habit, or probably even go beyond it, and lie till noon. It is the same with resolutions as to economy or tern pcrance, or anything else ; if wo cannot do all we intended, or mako ono slip, wo are apt to give up entirely. Now, what wo should aim at is, always to do tho best wo can under existing circumstances ; and then our progress, with tho exception of slight interruptions, would bo con- timial. I he third and last weakness to which I allude, is the practice of eating and drinking things because thoy are on tho table, and espe cially when they aro to bo paid lort llow eel dom it happens that two men leavo a low- glas ses of wine in a decanter at a coffeehouse, though they havo both had enough ! and the consequonco of not doing so is frequently to or der a fresh supply ; but, at any rate, even the first small excess is pernicious. 'Tlxccss, how. ever slight, cither in solids of liquids, deranges the powers of digestion, and of course diminitdi. cs tho full benefit of any meal. A very small quantity will causo tho dirt'erenco between spending the remainder of the day profitably or agreeably, and in indolence and dissipation. iix. 1'aper. RoT.vnv Knittino Machine. Mr. Eras musrrcncli ol bpringheid has invented a machine which knits stockings and hosiery of all kinds of perfect shapo without scam or blemish. Lach machine will knit ono sock per hour, and ono girl can easily tend ten machines ; nnd five hundred machines may bo driven by a ono horso power. Hov. John Picrpnnt of Boston declares it tho greatest mechanical invention of tho age. Unlike tho clumsy and cumbrous stocking machines of former days, it weighs but throo pounds, and may uo placed on tho centre tablo ot any lady's drawing room. It will knit cotton, woolen, silk, or any fabric from the finest to the coarsest. Jnbune, NEVER DESPAIR. We all encounter difficulties and trials in our early struggles for fame and fortune somo very severe ones. The weak-hcartcd are euro to miss the goal of their ambition tho persever ing almost sure to attain it. There have been but few men of ctninenco who have not been in the greatest difficulties, but they fainted not. Somo years ago, two gentlemen met on a bright, bracing morning. Their appetites wero as sharp as the weather. Neither of them had brcaklastcu, and though ono of them was of a very poetic temperament, there was at that time no subject so sweet as ck'ee and rolls tho things for which he was yearning. 'Lend me a bhilhng said he to his compan ion, 'and I will stand the breakfast.' A shilling! but a shilling ! to administer to the wants of these gentlemen, and to keep them from the pangs of hunger ! uut their pockets were guiltless ot the possession of i-ny ot tha coin of the realm. 'I haven't a shilling,' said the person address ed, 'but there's a man I set up in a coffee-house some time ago. We can breakfast there. It is a mile otf, though.' 1 lie y mado nothing uf the distance, and in duo course of time, arrived at the coffee-hoUBe. '1 vn cups of hot coffee and two hot rolls, said tha last speaker. It was brought but as soon as it was placed on the table, the money was demanded. 'U, charge it to me, Mr . 'Never give credit. 'No trust' chalked over the counter,' growled tho fellew ; and the cof fee and hot' rolls, which had been placed under the noses of the hungry gentlemeu, were re moved. What's to bo done V cried one. They pon. dcred a moment, and then tho coffee-houia keeper's patron said Do you write a song, and I'll set it to mu sic. The poet wrote one verse, and the musician set it to music, while his friend was composing the Beconu. i tic two now started to Walker music store in Soho square, London, and offerad for salo tho production. 'Play it over,' said the publisher. Tho musician played and sang it. 'I'll give you a guinea for it.' It was readily taken, and the two went back to the coffee-house, regaled themselves heartily, and gave the ungrateful proprietor a lectura which would have been death to a sensitive man, but which was, of course, lost upon him. The ono is now the most popular 6inger in this country, and the other is one of the editors of tho London Morning Chronicle. Dollar Weekly, X. Y. YANKEE PERSEVERANCE. An itinerate map.seller went into a mer chant's counting-room in Boston the other day. anu asKeu me occupant n no wished to purchase a map. "No," was tho tart reply. "Will you look at one ! "iVo ; I have more of my own than I havo time to examine 1" "Will you al low me to look at your's then!" "Yes; thero they hang." "Well, while I am looking at your's I'll just unroll mine; that, you know, won't hurt anybody." So the map-vender dis played several' of his best upon the counter, and then quietly commenced looking at the mer chant's which hung against tho wall. After making a few observations abnut some curious wator.falls, caves, &c at places which he tr- ced out upon the map befere him, he managed to engage tho merchdnt't attention, and at last relerred to his own map, lying on the counter, for a more perfect illustration of his description, and finally so much interested the auditor that he bought three difiierent map, at six dollars each, ot tho pedlar, and very politely asked him to call again when lie got out a new edition. Fluency or Speech. Dean Swift says, the common fluency of speech, in most men and must women, is owing to a scarcity of matter and scarcity ot words ; lor whoever is a master of language, and hath a mind full of ideas, will bn apt, in speaking, to hesitate upon the choice of both ; whereas common speakers have only one set cf ideas, and one set of words to clothe them in, and theso are always ready at the mouth ; so people coma taster out ot church when it is almosUempty. than when a crowd is at tho door. Wo onco knew a seJite 'old bach' of a fellow, who wore an enormous broad. brimmed hat ; asking him one day to explain to us the reason ho did so, 'With this hat,' said he, 'any eccen. tricity of character I may possess is safe from gossip.' How so .' we asked. 'Because,' was tho reply, 'the officious public eye will readily note the oddity of tho hat, and stop there ; whereas, if I woro ono of the usual style, they would seek out some other characteristic to ap. ply to me ; I prefer it shall relate to my hat.' Vo thought the moral good, and btorcd it. B, S. Dsm. Woman's Rights, Major Tochman, the Po. lish exile, in a recent lecture, said, 'during the war with Russia, even tho Polish women wers engaged in raising forces, and taking command of them. One was created a colonel, another a captain, others lieutenants, and in one instanca a lady was the first lieutenant of a troop in which her husband was second lieutenant, and subject to her command.' THE BENEFIT OF ADVERTISING. A merchant in one of our northern cities lately put an advertisement in a paper, headed 'Boy wanted.' I'fie next morning ho found a band, box on his door step, with tins inscription on tha top, 'How will this one answer !' On opening it, ho found a nice, fat, chubby.looking speci men of the article ho wanted, warmly done up in Ihniicl: A boy being asked w ho was his father, repli ed. 'I never had a father, mother won me at t ratlle.' ''Small bills are troublesome," as the man said when he was waked up by musquitoes. Marriage Notices. A Western paper gives the following notice: " All notices of mar riages where no bride cake is sent, will be set up in Miiall type, and poked in some outlandish corner of the paper. Where a handsome piece of cako is sent, it will be placed conspicuously in large letters ; when gloves, or other bride favours aro added a piece of illustrative poetry will bo given in addition. When, however, the Editor attends the ceremony in propria pcrconae and kisses tho bride, it will have a sfecial no. tice verv large tvpe, and the most appro nriate poetry that can be heggcd, borrowed, sto len, or coined from the brain editorial. Alex. Gazette. Ci'aiovi Kicr. For cveral days tha Artesian well of Crenelle has thrown up small black fishes, which have no apparent eyes. Tho phenomenon was ob served last year at the same period. The Academy of Sciences had ordered a report to be made on thai extraordinary fact. J-rtnch paptr. A similar statement, says the Charleston Mercury, was made, and the fact afterward verified by the most careful scientific examination, of fit-It takeo in the subterranean river of the Mammoth Cave, Ky, It may theretbre turn out lhat fish in subterranean ni ters are not uncommon, and that in their want of evss they will furni.h anoiher striking proof lhat niture (in no sense or I'jcuhy hut for us. JTr. .