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moon, the solar system, and carried his young mind far So We send the first number of the Casket 10 into the field of immensity, where the fixed stars beam all subscribers to the first volume. Those who wish
in mysterious grandeur. Simplicity marked every the second volume, will please forward the amount of EDITED BY E. B. KILLEY AND B. J. LOSSING.
word, and even that infant mind, led by such a tutor, the subscription immediately, at our risk and expense. POUGHKEEPSIE, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1838.
grasped the whole creation. Tenfold lustre seemed to
Chaplet of Comus.
upon him, and yet he asked, Where is heaven? Be.
FINDING STORE.—A chap just from "the bush,” our little periodical, after an interim of several months,
was patroling the streets of Boston a short time since, the inquiry may be made, What will be its character ? said the divine, is Heaven—there is the throne of the
with a sheet of gingerbread under his m, and gazing
at the signs ; when one which was labelled "General To those who are acquainted with the first volume, it Almighty. The child was satisfied. He had been led
Finding Store," attracted his attention. He entered, will be necessary only to say, that this will be similar
“Through nature up to nature's God,”
chewing his gingerbread, and after a severe effort at in the variety and quantity of matter to its predecessor, To the stranger we make a more explicit answer to and often when the last bright footsteps of the sun had swallowing, like a hen eating dough, he exclaimed, "I
swow! you must be darn'd lucky chaps to find all these faded from the sky, and the stars glittered upon the the inquiry.
things—I 'spose you aint found my umbrella, nor nothIt shall be our aim to present to the reading commu
brow of Heaven, that little teacher would take his little ing, have you ?! nity subjects suited to the capacities and tastes of evesisters by the hand, and pointing to the glowing firma A NEW IDEA.-One of our jokers, the other day,
on reading the deaths in a down east paper, and seeing ry virtuous class—the child as well as the adult-keep-ment, would tell them where God dwelt-would tell
the ages of a great many on the list to be 80 and uping constantly in view those great cardinal principles of them that away in yon blue void their dear departed
wards, said he could'nt see how people afforded to live mother was singing praises to the great Redeemer. O, morality which elevate the standard of moral excel.
so long at the north-he wasn't but 30, and had'nt molence, and enrich the understanding.
beautiful simplicity! Surely it needs all our learning to ney enough to hold out much longer.
talk to a little child. We shall endeavor to guard against the admission of
A HORRIBLE DEATH.-A man named Death, who Mothers, would you give an early bias to the minds
lives in a town near Detroit, is said to be so prodigiousany article, either prose or poetry, however beautiful the diction or sublime the conception, that may tend to
of your children towards moralily and virtue, would you | ly ugly, that the woolly head of a negro who accidentvitiate taste, corrupt the heart, or paint the cheek of guard them from the snares of error, and enrich their olly met him in the street
, was turned white in an in
stant. It was said to be a first rate specimen of Saxminds early with true knowledge, attend to their inquimodesty with the blush of shame. We shall cater largely for the female taste, for tories
, and send them not away with an unsatisfactory over wool: The negro was afterwards regularly sheared
every spring mothers and daughters we look for the greater portion
A truth, impressed upon the understanding
A caustic Hır.- Piron, the French author, having of a child by a parent, will be its companion through been taken up by the watchmen of the night in the of the readers of the Casket. We hope to make it acceptable to the family circle-the empire of womanlife. Many a future Newton might thus be early start streets of Paris, was carried on the following morning
before the lieutenant of police, who haughtily interrogaed on his and hope may entertain both parent and child, profit
ight career of usefuluess and renown, while
ted him concerning his business or profession. “I am ably and agreeably. others with equal talents would be groping during the
a poet, sir,” said Piron. "Oh! oh! a poet, are you?” We deem good selections preferable to poor original whole morning of life amid the darkness of error, for the
said the magistrate, "I have a brother who is a poet." want of the lamp of Truth to light them onward. Let Then we are even,” said Piron, "for I have a brother matter, and shall therefore reject all communications which do not possess decided merit. We shall use parents use all their learning when talking to their who is a fool.”
LEANNESS.-When the Duke de Chosen, a recriticism candidly, and as far as we are capable, judi- children, and many would have their hearts made glad by the buds of promise that would presently appear.
markably lean man, went to London to negotiate a ciously, without regard to personal friendship, for we
peace, Charles Townsend being asked whether the consider the correction of error to be the kind office of
French government had sent the preliminaries of a a friend.
Wood ENGRAVING.–This much improved art, treaty, answered, “He did not know, but they had sent We shall never allow space for sectional disputes of now extensively used, is of quite early origin, and prob- the outlines of an ambassador.” a religious or political character ; but shall ever be happy bly preceded engraving on metal in Europe nearly two How to CURE A COUGH.-"Well
, Mrs. Lanagan,
did you put the blister on your chest, as you promised, to give place to communications which breathe the centuries. The earliest account on record of this art
and did it rise ?" "Why, then, mistress dear, the nevspirit of the ethics of Him who "spake as never man is given by Papillon, who says that he saw the engrav
er a chest I had to put it upon, but sure and I have a spake.”
ings which he described, as existing in 1235. They little bit of a box, and I put it on that, but sorry a rise Education-popular education, will claim a share of
were eight in n'imber, and were called the “Actions of it riz; and if you don'i believe me, come and see, our attention, for with it the best interests of our corin.
Alexander.” They were six by nine inches in size. for it is sticking there still, I'm thinking.
In a frontispiece, decorated with ornaments, there was
MARRIED, tion, whether of the imperishable diamond or the tran
Cunio, iwin brother and sister, first reduced, imagined In the town of Fishkill, at the house of Mr. Jeremiah
and attempted to be execuied in relief, with a small Scouten, on Sunday r vening, the 15th instant, by the sient dew-drop.
knife on blocks of wood, made even and polished by Rev. Mr Price, Simon P. Heermance, printer, to Miss We shall give frequent graphic illustrations, executed this learned and dear sister; continued and finished by Elizabeth Robson, all of Poughkeepsie. on wood, in a manner which, we trust, will add much to us together at Ravenna, from the eight pictures of our
"And now, they too
Before the altar bow. Ye may go the value of the work. In a word, we intend to spare invention, painted six times larger than here represent
ed; engraved, explained by verses, and thus marked And rifle earth of all its loveliness, no labor or expense to make our little sheet a favorite
upon the paper, to perpetuate the number of them, and And of all things created hither bring with the public. We hope to amuse and instruct both enable us to present them to our relations and friends
The rosiest and richest-but alas! old and young, and if we fail to accomplish our purpose, in testimony of gratitude, friendship and affection. All
The world is all too poor to rival this!
Ye simmon nothing from the place of dreams, the fault will be in our inability, not in a want of lauda
this was done and finished by us, when only sixteen The orient realm of fancy, that can cope,
years of age." ble efforts,
Iu all its passionate devotedness,
executed three hundred years ago, which show that the On Sunday evening last, by the Rev. S. L. Stillman, "I NEED ALL MY LEARNING WHEY I TALK TO A Child.”—This was the profound remark of a phiod. But engravings on wood at the present day far art had attained to considerable perfection at that peri- MT, ALEXANDER L. Gale, to Miss PHEBE MONELL, ali
of this village. losopher, and is an incontrovertible truth. There is a
On the 10th inst., at Washington, by Wm.W. Caulkexcel many of the finer specimens of metal engraving || ins, esq., of Pleasant Valley, Mr. JAMES L. Ackert,10 beautiful simplicity in the mind of a little child, which in the days of Hogarth.
Miss CHARLOTTE NEWCOMB, of the former place. requires the most lucid and conclusive explanations to
At Amenia, on the 1st inst., by John K. Mead, esq. convince it of the many truths sought after by the bud
Mr. EBENEZER G. Buel, of Sharon, Conn., to Miss
DRAWING.-In our next number we intend to com CAROLINE D. Wuite, of the same place. ding intellect. The man, standing erect in all the
mence a series of Letters on Drawing, compiled from strength of mental maturity, can have his inquiries satthe best authors, illustrated by several explanatory en
THE KNELL. isfied with a simple remark, does it but awaken a
gravings. We shall endeavor to present the subject in certain train of reflection; and he may, through his own
DIED, effort, discover the object of his search, after receiving
a clear and concise manner, which we believe will Al Spencertown, Columbia county, on the 71h insi.,
render essential aid to young ladies desirous of obtain CAROLINE, infant daughterof William and Emma Flag the key from another. Not so with the child. It hears ing a knowledge of that beautiful branch of fashionable | months. The day previous to her death, her mother
ler, formerly of this village, aged two years and five the rumbling thunder and asks, What makes it?
We tell it that it is the report of the flash that preceded it,
asked her whether she wished to get well. "No," accomplishment.
lisped the little sufferer, and exclaimed, “Oh dear, oh and it asks, In what manner? The whole powers of
We have been asked whether the Casket has
Lord!" a natural philosopher are required to give the infant any connexion, as formerly, with the “Youth's Guide."
My lovely babe, so young and fair,
Cailed hence by early doom ; inquirer a comprehensive answer. We answer it has not. The present is the commence
Just came to show how sweet a flower, We once heard a little boy ask a learned divine,
In Paradise would bloom. ment of the second volume of the original Casket, as Where does God live? In heaven, was the reply. || published by us in 1836. At the same time, any person
In this village on the 11th inst., William D., infant
son of Alonzo Hutchins, aged 12 weeks. Where is heaven? asked the little seeker, earnestly. // who has paid in advance for the Guide, can have the
In this village on the 9th inst., ESTHER B., eldest The pious man summonedljhis imagination to his aid, || Casket sent in its place, and the publisher of the former | house, Devonshire, England, and wife of David A
daughter of the late Rev. Charles P.Langford, of Storeand told the boy of the atmosphere around him, the will
Mabie, in the 26th year of her age.
-Mother! I'll keep thy precepts in my heart,
Then, when God shall say,
LYDIA EI, SIGOURNEY.
For the Poughkeepsie Caskot.
EDUCATION. Written to be sung by the pupils of a school at an examination.
Not the warriors' thrilling story
Or their deeds on battle plains,
To reward them for their pains ;
Which its millions lead astray,
Shall employ our song to-day.
Choisest gem, and noblest prize,
By the thinking, good and wise :
Gained without a crimson stain,
Does not mingle with the strain.
Unobstructed, clear, and bright,
Fills each bosom with delight;
Full of How'rets, rich, and rare,
While it gathers treasures there.
Fleeting as the restless tide;
And a thousand ills beside ;
Thought can hardly realize,
Soon to gain, and grasp the prize.
" He's a victim to Cupid," Another, " His conduct's too bad," A third, “He is awfully stupid,"
A fourth, "He is perfectly mad," And then I am watched like a bandit,
My friends with me all are at strifo-
But quick put an end to my life!
At dagger or ratsbane or rope;
At razor without any soap.
And thus leave the stage with eclat; But to die with a bullet is cruel,
Besides 'I would be breaking the law. Yet one way remains-o the river
I'll fly from the goadings of care-
A terrible death, I declare.
And parry her cruel disdain,
And never dismiss me again.
GEO. P, MORRIS.
THE MERRY HEART. I would not from the wise require
The lumber of their learned lore; Nor would I from the rich desire
A single counter of their store.
And I have spirits light as air ;
A merry heart, that laughs at care.
I've struggled for Dame Fortune's favor;
To rate her for her ill behavior.
To lose its moments in despair ;
With merry heart, that laughed at care. And once, 't is true, two witching eyes
Surprised me in a luckless season; Turned all my mirth to lonely sighs,
And quite subdued my better reason, Yet 't was but love could make me grieve,
And love, you know, 's a reason fair; And much improved, as I believe,
The merry heart, that laughed at care, So now, from idle wishes clear,
I make the good I may not find; Adown the stream I gently steer,
And shift my sail with every wind, And half by nature, half by reason,
Can still with pliant heart prepare The mind, attuned to every season,
The merry heart, that laughs at care.
Ye social feelings of the mind !
And let the rest good humor find.
To every joy my lot to share ;
H. H. MILMAN.
From the U.S. Magazine and Democratic Review.
SONNET. VILW FROM THE CROW'S NEST, NEAR WEST POINT, Beauty and grandeur mingle in the scene !
Lo! to the north a living landscape lies,
On which the gazer dwells with ravished eyes, Hills, plains and valleys, robed in cheerful green; Farms, gardens, hamlets ; bustling market towns,
Washed by the waters of old Hudson's stream,
Dancing and sparkling in the sun's bright beam, And ploughed by ships, barks, steamers. Southward
frowns An Alpine fortress with its ruined walls,
'Neath which spreads out a classic, rock-girt plain, Studded with banners, tents and martial halls
Sacred to honor may they e'er remain ! On every side, in majesty severe, Huge mountains rise, and God's own strength is here !
BENJAMIN F. BUTLER,
J. L. DUSINBERRY.
CHILD AT THE MOTHER'S GRAVE.
And I seem to feel
And that gentle tone,
And then her hymn
But when I go
LOVE. There was an evil in Pandora's box, Beyond all other woes; yet it came forth In guise so lovely, that men crowded round And sought it as the dearest of all treasures. Then were they stung with madness and despair ; High minds were bowed in abject misery The hero trampled on his laurel'd crown, While Genius broke the lute it waked no more; Young maidens, with pale cheeks and faded eyes, Wcpt till they died. Then there were broken hearts Insanity and Jealousy, that feeds Unto satiety, yet loathes its food; Suicide, digging its own grave; and Hale, Unquenchable and deadly; and RemorseThe vulture feeding on its own life-blood. The evil's name was Love: these curses seem His followers for ever.
LETITIA ELAX DOX,
Halleck's Discarded. The wing of my spirit is broken,
The day-star of hope has declined;
That's either polite or refined.
When mist-clouds around us are curled :
I'm the veriest wretch in the world. I wander about like a vagrant,
I spend half my time in the street; My conduct 's improper and flagrant,
For I quarrel with all that I meet. My dress too is wholly neglected,
My hat I pull over my brow, And I look like a fellow suspected
Of wishing to kick up a row. At home I'm an object of horror
To boarder and waiter and maid ; But my landlady views me with sorrow,
When she thinks of the bill that's unpaid. Abroad my acquaintances flout me,
The ladies cry, "Bless us, look there!" And little boys cluster about me,
And sensible citizens stare,
The Lover. "I found," said Mark, “my nymph alone;
I knelt, and poured an earnest prayer : "Condemn me not through life to groan,
Consign me not to fell despair.' I sighed-she wepi-I kissed her tears, And-bless me! how she boxed my ears."
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BY W. DAVIDS.
A PENCIL SKETCINO. II.
MANSION HOUSE, POPKEEPSIE. seen hanging upon his arm while strolling about headland some miles north of him. Thither.
the suburbs of the town. Ile entered his name ward he bent his steps. It was the village of in full upon the register, and in desultory conver- | Hillsborough, situated at the head of Tampa sation remarked that he was the son of Col. Bay. He communicated the story of his dis.
of Macon, a wealthy cotion planter.— tress to the already alarmed inhabitants, and at He departed with the father and daughter, dawn the following morning a party of sisty, and in a few days all three were forgotton by!' with the youth at their head, started in the diour busy population.
rection of the dominions of Micanopy, in search Time rolled on, and chapter after chapter of of the fair captive. Toward evening on the startling history was revealed to men. The second day they discovered their trail. fierce Seminolo, driven by injustice to lift the A dark cloud loomed up in the western hori. knife and battlc-axe in defence of the graves of zon, and distant thunder muttered a warning to his fathers and the wigwam of his wife and the pursuers to speed on. The tempest gatherchildren, had raised the warwhoop amid the ever-cd thick and fast, and night set in, terrible in
glades of Florida, and alrcady the torch had deed. They took shelter in a thicket, and for For the Poughkeepsie Casket. been lighted upon the borders of the white man's a while the rain poured in torrents. All was TII E GREEN SCARF. dominion. The green prairies and stately for- midnight blackness, sive frequent flashes of
ests of the west had no attractions for him—the lightning; but at length the voice of the wind Among the transient visiters at the Mansion marshes of home were a paradise in comparison. was hushed, the storm-cloud rolled castward, and House, during the summer of '36, was an elder- Patriotism, pure as light, burned in his heart, the light of the moon beamed forth like the ly gentleman and daughter from Southern Geor. and he virtually declared, White man! there propitious dawning of hope. Just as the party gia. The daughter was a delicate girl about is eternal war betwixt thee and me.'
were preparing to procecu, a voice came float. eighteen years of age, and like many of the It was a calm afternoon in September. The ing upon the gentle night breeze. They listen. young females of the South, had thus early felt | dog-star had disappeared below the horizon, and ed attentively and the sound grew nearer, and the pernicious effects upon her constitution, of the cool breezes of autumn gathered fragrance multiplied. It was the language of the Semiinactivity. Accustomed as many are from child | from the balmy orange groves of the South, to boles, and a moment after several in a group hood to have their every call attended to by the grect the appoach of the homeward bound ma. passed by, all eagerly scanning overy place that obsequious children of Africa, and during the riner. In every grove the notes of the oriole and had the appearance of a retreat. They wers summer season exposed to the torrid heats, they nonpariel were heard in mournful contrast with evidently in search of an escaped victim. The become almost constitutionally inactive, if we the shrill cry of the painted savage, whose arm pursuing party followed cautiously after thein, may so express it, and the seeds of discase too was nerved for war. A party of Seminoles had as they proceeded toward a lake, not far distant. often find a rich soil wherсin to flourish. watched for a long time the approach to shore The Indians had not advanced far before their
Such was the condition of the young lady of a dismantled vessel that came slowly floating leader gave a shrill whoop, and all dashed ou just mentioned, whose pallid cheek told that upon the billows of Tampa Bay. For two days with arrowy speed down the inclined plane towhich her vivacity could not conceal. Her fa- previous a violent storm had swept over sea wards the lake. ther had anxiously watched the gradual fading and land, and the wreck in question was one of With equal rapidity our pursuing party sped of the rose upon her check, and when the bland || its numerous victims. Twenty persons were on after them. The youth, their leader, was fran. bresh of spring called forth the beauties of the board, one of whom was a female, whose fragile tic with emotion, as he saw a light female form season from the bosom of Mother earth, he de. form and tender years socmed ill-befitting hard speed across an opening in the forest, in the di. parted for the north to give his daughter an op- ships so severe. Revenge burned in the busoms rection of the lake, with the fierce savages in portunity to drink at the medicinal fountains of of the red warriors, for they had just made a pursuit. He was conscious it was her whom Saratoga, and breathe the pure air of our north. || retreat from a field of slaughter. They con- they sought, and love gave him strength and ern hills. The sudden indisposition of his daugh. cealed themselves in a jungle, and when the feetness. For one moment the willows near the ter while on board of the steamer, induced him vessel, without rudder,mast or canvass, was driv.margin of the lake hid the savages and their victo land at P., and for a few days they tarried at en by the sea breeze upon the sandy beach, with tim from view, but the next, the fair girl stood the Mansion House, until she was able again to a horrid yell they bounded from their ambush, || upon the bald summit of a rock, poised over the travel. Many inquiries were made concerning and with glittering tomahawks sprang upon the placid waters. The sure aim of the rifle of the the name and station of the stranger and his deck of the wreck. Manfully did the hardy youth felled the leader of her pursuers as he dark-eyed daughter. She's from the South' crew, with marlinspikes and other missiles, con- emerged from the willows, and the others, afwas the most explicit reply that any one could tend against their armed assailants. It was a frighted, fled. But the maiden heard not, saw give. The father, for reasons best known to conflict for life. At last the savages overpow. not the approach of deliverance, and pausing a himself, concealed his history, and they depar. || ered them, and only five of the twenty escaped moment upon the crest of the rock, she comted for Saratoga, leaving gossip in ignorance by retreating into the forest. The young female mitted herself to the care of Heaven, and the and conjecture active. She was always seen was taken captive, and, placed upon the shoul. || lake received the beauteous one into its pure bo. with a green scarf, and this was one of the data ders of a stalwart warrior, she was carried to som. by which to express her identity.
the home of these rude sons of the wilderness. The youth rushed to the brow of the preci. Not so secret was a fine looking young man, One of the survivors was a daring youth of pice, and measuring with his eye the height for who arrived in the village a few days previous | twenty three, who retreated not till he saw her a moment, counted not the cost, but leapt to the to their departure. He seemed to renew an in. to whom he was affianced, hopelessly wrested rescue of his beloved one. The hand of Provi. timacy, warm and confiding, with the lovely in- from his protecting arm. When night approach. | dence sustained him, and he bore his precious valid ; and when the evening twilight spread its ed, he cautiously stole to the shore, and saw | charge safely to shore. A rude litter was prerefreshing mantle over the green earth, she was ll with joy the spire of a church pointing above all pared for her, and in haste they returned to Hills
borough, where, to the delight of all, they found grimage in the thorny path of virtue. There One of the wanderers was an elderly female those who escaped from the wreck, among was something sublime, to say the least, in the whose primitive dress announced her as a mem. whom was the father of the rescued girl. They countenances of these self-devoted enthusiasts, of that body. At her side walked an interesting were the sojourners at the Mansion House. as with arms. folded on their breast, and eyes | girl, who seemed not to bave reached her twen.
The efficacious waters of Saratoga and con turned upward to heaven, they mingled in the tieth year. But the long-waisted gown and mat. stant exercise in the fresh air of our northern solemn dance and invoked the great God toron.like hood which wrapped her slender form climate, restored the lovely invalid to health. have mercy upon them-his “unprofitable ser- in their grotesque folds, gave antiquity credit The summer had nearly passed, when her father vants. The stoic may look unmoved upon this for at least three years more than his due.received a letter, demanding his immediate pre-picture of Shakerism, and the epicure may laugh Her small feet were encased in small square sence at home. He was in Baltimore at the at the infatuation which can induce reasonable toed shoes mounted by buckles of the most or. time, and so anxious was he to proceed, that men to forego all the advantages of connubial thodox dimensions; and so completely was her with his daughter and the young man who ac- blessedness and the delights of domestic felicity; || youthful form disguised by the rude badges of companied them to the Springs, he sailed in a while philosophers of more modern lore may | her profession that a superficial observer would transient vessel for Darien. They were over. tell of the equality of human happiness and mis. have judged her as old as her companion. On taken by a storm, driven far to the southward | ery--they may maintain that the wild and closer inspection, however, a pair of bright blue of Cape Sable, the vessel was dismasted and thrilling emotions of the enthusiast are an eyes might be seen glistening under the drab in this condition was driven upon the shore at equivalent for his long penance, and that the bonnet which shadowed her white brow, and Tampa Bay, where they were attacked by the bright hope of a happy immortality must make two rows of ivory appeared whenever she anSeminoles.
that life tolerable which is spent in the furnace swered the formal inquiries of her aged partner. As soon as convenient they departed from of affliction. I cannot assent to this theory.- |A shade of melancholy sat upon her countenance, Hillsborough, and arrived safely in Georgia. Does the vivid glare of the pointed lightning, as and her low voice was sweet and plaintive as The nuptials of the devoted ones were solemni. it cleaves the midnight air and burnishes the the lute sighing upon the reedy lake when the zed, and in the campaign of '37, the brave youth dark cloud with momentary brilliancy, atone despairing lover woos the midnight moon. was an officer among the Georgia volunteers, for the absence of the sun's perpetual rays ? Or • Why dost thou linger, Matilda Braith. under the command of Gen. Jessup.
docs the distant view of a cottage render the waite ?' said the elder to her charge. Secst I have told it as 'twas told to me. Many traveller less sensible to the pelting storm? We thou not the dark cloud which riseth in the east? readers will undoubtedly remember having seen may rejoice in the prospect a joyous termina. We have far to go before we reach the settle. the pale, dark-eyed girl, with a green scarf. .. tion to our sufferings ; but the reason that we ment, and thou knowest we must arrive in time
rejoice at the prospect of their termination, is, to labor with the brethren and sisters. We must TIIE SHAKER ESS. because we feel that they are real.
not be absent to night when the God of our 'Love is nou the growth of human will.'
Then, let not the epicure desire the princi. || fathers is invoked.' It was during the carly risc of Shakerism in ples, however erroneous, which bind his fellow • I know what thou sayest, mother Jemima America, and while the zeal of the continent creatures in mental thraldom and fearfully add | Richardson,' answered the other, 'and I would sect was still glowing with inextinguishable and to the sum of human misery.
not delay thy journey; but I am weary with extinguishing fervor, kindled by the famous If the stoic can look unconcerned at the suf- | much travel. Thou mayest journey on apace, Ann Lee and her misionaries, that one of those | ferings of his fellow men, and deem it a mere and leave me to follow more leisurely. settlements sacred to everlasting celibacy and point of honor to endure natural privation with • What words have passed thy lips ?' said the common rights grew up and flourished in the fortitude-a triumph of veteran intellect over other. 'I will not leave thee on the hill tops and wilderness of New York.
matter; let him at least relax a little of his ri-return alone, lest the elders say unto me ; Where Visiters came from afar to attend the publicgidity when he contemplates that class of the is the lamb we gave thee ? and wherefore hast worship of this people : and even those who dis. community who have not yet learned to curb thou returned alone like one that fleeth from the puted their peculiar tenets, were forced to con. the spontaneous emotions of their souls, in battle ?" fess that the solemnity of their uncarthly sha- whom the unsopbisticated law of Nature is the Great is thy knowledge in the scriptures, kings was calculated to impress the mind with law of God, and whom reason cannot render mother Jemima Richardson,' replied Matilda. awe and reverence towards that Bcing whom more wise, because it has not yet made them | Canst thou not say it is even thus, that “two they worshipped in so singular a manner. Per. | fools. They have not yet drank of that spring should be walking in the field; that one should haps the interest the world took in this novel whose shallow draughts intoxicate; therefore be taken and the other left ?" sect was considerably heightened by the reflec. | they need not drink deeply to become sober a. • Nay, Matilda Braithwaite, I study no the tion that they had voluntarily deprived them.gain.
scriptures to find excuses for ill-doing,' answer. selves of those common enjoyments, without Those young hearts who are trained up in the ed Jemima sternly. Thou knowest the travail which life would be insupportable to the mass principles of Shakerism, and early imbued with of the church on thy account. Have the vani. of mankind.
a firm prejudice against the general customs of ties of the world found favor in thy eyes, Matil. There might be seen in their assemblies, society, are surely objects of compassion. The da Braithwaite ? Hast thou looked upon the young men with glowing eyes and florid brows, li pure and holy flame of genuine affection is face of men, wantonly ?' whose deep glance bespoke the natural ardor of smothered, but the embers are not extinguished; • How is it with thee, mother ? and how is thy their souls ; young ladies with light tresses and Nature asserts her rights, but her claims are de-heart this day turned to bitterness ? answered large blue eyes, breathing love into the hearts | nied ; and the glowing soul of innocence is al-| Matilda with great emotion. Have not I pro. of spectators, like the cold flint scattering fire lowed wilt and wither in its greenness—to | ved faithful, in that severe temptation befel me upon the kindling embers; stern manhood was taste the bitter draught-cut off from the com- and I yielded not ?' also there, and matrons grave—all engaged in a mon privileges which Naturc herself withholds • Glory not vainly in thy own works,' replied crusade against nature, united in a desperate | not from the sojourners in this Vale of tears.-- | the matron ; ' but be the language of thy heart, resolve to brave her most universal command. It is with such an one that we have to do in the “ thus far hath the Lord helped,” for thou know. They had torn themselves from their families | present narative.
est thou wert weak in the deed, but thy hands and friends; they had burst asunder every tender The day was spent, and the sun had shot his were lifted up that were hanging down, and the tie of earthly affection ; they had left the world last ray athwart the plains of Niskayuna. The feeble knees were strengthened, by the brethren and its attractions ; they had voluntarily relin- feathered tribe had gathered to their repose ; || and sisters. Thou didst greet* when thou wast quished their hold on Time; they had become and the panther nestled in the forest, impatient || shut up from the presence of the destroyer. candidates for Eternity, and looked wistfully to- | for the approaching darkness.
Thou didst sigh when he came near thee-and wards the dark confines of that better country, Two figures might now be discerned ascending although thou didst bid bim begone with thy where they should reap the reward of their aw the hill which overlooked the wide plain, whose words, thy eyes were lit up with brightness ful sacrifices, and find their happiness which remotest verge was shadowed by the tenements when he spake fawning words unto thee! alone could compensate them for their lorn pil. l' of the Shaker community.
• Wherefore dost thou counsel me as one wcak
to exceed $1350, nor to fall short of $800.in the faith ?' sighed Matilda. Was it not just
About one-third of a population of a country $40,000 are applied to educating the poor. that I should pity the unhappy one? He spoke aro between the ages of three and sixteen or Tennessce has a school fund of about half a kindly unto me, and my heart burned within eighteen; and of course are the proper subjects million, but complaints arc made that it is not His voice sounded to my soul like the mu. | for school education.
well applied. sic of birds when the Spring bursts the icy
In the United States more than four millions
Kentucky has a fund of $140,000, but a porbands of Winter and the leaves are green upon
of children ought to be under the influence of tion of it has been lost. A report to the Legis. the trees and shrubs. But I did not love, for ye
lature, from Rev. B. O. Peers, says, that no have told me I must not love.'
In Maine the law requires that the inhabi.
more than one-third of the children between • The evil one hath beguiled thee,' answered tants of every town pay annually for the sup- the ages of four and fifteen attend school. Jemima; "thou didst verily lovo. How wilt || port of schools a sum equal, at least, to 40 cents
In Ohio, a system of free schools similar to thou atons for this great sin?' for every person living in it. That amounts to
that of New England is established by law. • Nay, mother Jemima Richardson, I did not about $120,000. Their expenditures are more In Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, no Legis. love!' exclaimed Matilda. • Was it love to than $140,000.
lative measures for the support of schools have drive him froin mo ? Could I talk unkindly to
In New Hampshire, a separate tax of $90,- been adopted. All the schools are supported one one that I loved ?'
000 is raised for schools, besides an annual ap- | by private tuition. • Thou didst talk harshly to him, but thy || propriation from a tax on bank stock of $9,000
(Family Lyceum. words were not like unto thy thoughts. Thou or $10,000. didst not fcel unkindly.'
In Vermont, more than $50,000 are raised • Tell me, then, mother,' said Matilda, do the for schools from a third per cent tax on the grand Fontanes asked Chautabriand if he could asbeatified spirits feel unkindly in that holy place to list, and as much more from district taxes, | sign a rcason why the women of the Jewish race which we are bound ? I should be very misera. besides an income of nearly $1,000 from were so much handsomer than the men ? To ble even there, if I must not treat others kindly.' || banks.
which Chautabriand gave the following truly • Thou must mortify the flesh,' replied Jemi. In Massachusetts are nearly 3000 schools, | poetical and Christian one : “The Jewesses," ma; “thou must put off the old man with all his supported by public taxes and private subscrip- | he said, "have escaped the curses which alighted deeds. Why dost thou halt so oft in thy journey ? | tions. In Boston, the schools contain more than upon their fathers, husbands and sons. Not a Why wouldst thou be left alone ? Wouldst | 12,000 whildren, at an expense of about $200,- | Jewees was to be seen among the crowd of priests thou even now be overtaken by the young man 000.
and the rabble who insulted the Son of God, Edward ?'
In Rhode Island are about 700 schools, sup. || scourged him, crowned him with thorns and • He will speak to me no inore. Fear not | poried by a legislative appropriation of $10,000 subjected him to the ignominy and the agony of for him," said Matilda, • Dost thou not know annually, by taxes, and by private subscrip- | the cross. The women of Judea believed in the that he she paused. tions.
Saviour; they assisted and soothed him under •What of him ? said Jemima, impatiently, and
The Connecticut school fund is about two || his afflictions. A woman of Bethany poured fixing her steadfast gaze upon the countenance millions, but fails of its desired object. Child. on his head the precious ointment which she of the damsel.
ren in the state, 85,000 ; schoools about 1,500. || kept in a vase of alabaster; the sinner anointed • Nay, mother Jemima Richardson,' said Ma.
In New York are more than 9,000 schools, || his feet with perfumed oil, and wiped them with tilda, turning very pale, seek not to know what and over 500,000 children taught in them. || her hair. Christ on his part, extended his is not revealed. Thou mayest pass on, for I am School fund, $1,700,000 : distributed annually, mercy to the Jewesses; he raised from the dead weary and cannot keep pace with thee.' $100,000, but on the condition that each town tho son of the widow of Nain, and Martha's •What dost thou meditate, thou strange girl ?" raise by tax, or otherwise as much as they re-brother, Lazarus ; he cured Simon's mother-in.
law, and the woman who touched his garment. inquired Jemima; "the shades of night have al. || ceive from the fund. A wise provision. already overtaken us—wouldst walk alone ? New Jersey has a fund of $245,000, and an To the Samaritan woman he was a spring of The high way is but a stone's throw beyond us. annual income of $22,000.
living water, and a compassionate judge to the We shall come out at the cross roads, and In Pennsylvania, during the last year, more woman in adultery. The daughters of Jerusa.
lem wept over him ; the holy women accompashe stopped, for Matilda gave a faint cry, and than 250,000 children, out of 400,000, were seemed about to swoon. destitute of school instruction.
nied him to Calvary, brought balm and spices, She threw her arms around the yielding form Delaware has a school fund of $70,000. and weeping sought him at the sepulchre. Wo. of the sinking girl, and ejaculated— How is
Maryland has a school fund of $75,000, and man, why weepest thou ?' His first appearance this! what aileth thee child ? Shall I leave thee an income for schools from the banks, which is after his resurrection was to Mary Magdalene. in this condition ? divided between the several counties.
He said to her Mary! At the sound of his • Yes, thou must leave me; it cannot be oth Virginia has a fund of $1,533,000, the in. voice Mary Magdalene's eyes were opened, and wise,' answered Matilda. •I shall recover when come divided among the counties according to she answered •Master.' The reflection of some thou leavest me.'
the white population, and appropriated to pay very beautiful ray must have rested on the brow • I dare not leave,' said Jemima ; 'I understand | ing the tuition of poor children, generally atten. of the Jewesses.” thee not.
ding private schools.
North Carolina has a fund of $70,000 design. The girl suddenly regaining her strength, rose
The following was written in a diary, at the Falls of Niaga
ara, on a visit in July, 1836. upon her feet as if by supernatural effort, and ed for common schools. said solemnly—Mother Jemima Richardson ! South Carolina appropriates $40,000 annu. hast thou ever known me to be guilty of false. ally to free schools.
Once upon a time, (the date of which is not hood ?
Georgia has a fund of $500,000, and more | recorded,) the three rival gods, Jupiter, Pluto, Never : but what meanest thou ? than 700 common schools.
and Neptune, desirous of evincing their superi. That thou mayst leave me without fear or
Alabama, and most of all the western and ority over each other, resolved to prove their misgivings. I seek no interview with mortal | south-western states, are divided into townships, | power by the magnitude of their operations, man. My purpose must remain unknown to six miles square, and each township into sec. when Jupiter built Olympus, to frighten the thee. I conjure thce to leave me!! tions one miles square, with one section, the world with his thunder; Pluto set fire to Mount
Etna ; and Neptune, with a dash of his trident, • Be it even as thou desirest, then,' replied Jo. sixteenth, appropriated to education. mima ; but should evil befall thee
Mississippi has a fund of $280,000, but it is made the Cataract of Niagara. * Fear not for me,' said Matilda, hastily, and not available until it amounts to nearly $500,rushed from the presence of her protectress. | 000.
It is easier to pretend to be what you are not, Mother Jemima paused a moment, and then turn.
The Legislature of Louisiana grants to each than to hide what you really are; he that can ed to pursue her journey.
parish, or county, in that state, $2 62 1-2 for accomplish both, has little to learn in hypoc. (Concluded next number.)
each voter, the amount for any other parish not || risy.
ORIGIN OF THE FALLS OF NIAGARA.