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Elegy—what a tale its tones are telling of the that it will be exceedingly difficult to detect times of the old Norman; how it lets us into counterfeit from true coin. When placed side the secret of domestic economy eight centuries by side with gold, it requires close scrutiny to ago; how it sets the bells a ringing, and covers decide which is gold and which oreide. In the Saxon fires, and plays Othello with the light France a law has already been passed to preof home.
vent frauds, by compelling, under severe penal.
ties for neglect, all manufactures of " oreide" How A Sun-STROKE AFFECTS Max.—The gen to stamp the word upon the articles produced. eral impression is that death by sun-stroke is A manufactory has recently been started in very painful, but the contrary would seem to Waterbury, Connecticut, capable of turning out be the fact, judging from the following account any quantity of the new metal. It is said that of the effect of such a visitation, given by Gen a great deal of the late imported gold chased eral Sir C. J. Napier. He experienced an at ware is nothing but oreide! It has already tack while in Scinde, where the thermometer, made its appearance in counterfeit coin out according to the general himself, was of as West. much use to him as it would have been to a A metal having so many of the characterboiling lobster, and wrote as follows to one of istics of gold will soon find its way to the hands his daughters :
of dishonest men. The public need to be on “The sun-stroke was a staggerer; yet my hope is to
their guard in the purchase of gold chased ware die by one, for never can death come in an easier
and gold dust. It is an easy matter to transshape. I was just deadly sleepy ; it was deadly had I port a metal to California which costs but been left alone; but the only feeling of the transition
eighty cents per pound; and it would be quite would have been a tiredness, like that experienced at being suddenly waked up before time. This was to 8
as easy for a dishonest man to mix the cheap degree almost to be called painful; then caine s pleas- material with the costly. ant drowsiness, with anger that the doctors would not It is likely, however, that science, while furlet me sleep. Were it not for others, would that my born had then sounded--so easy, so delightful, I may
nishing a combination of metals so useful, will say, was the approach of death.
also furnish a detector against its use as a
counterfeit. Nature is always true to itself, This resembles the accounts that have been
and the ability to create so valuable and yet given by men who have been saved from freez
(when used dishonestly) so dangerous an aring to death, after having got far down into the
ticle, argues the ability to produce that which dark valley; so that the excess of heat and ex
shall be a safeguard to the public against the cess of cold produce precisely the same effect. dishonest purpose.
Meanwhile, it is quite
likely that till the qualities of the metal are A NEW TRANSLATION.-A certain Mr. Black
better known the public will be most woefully is lecturing the people of England on the neces cheated. sity of a revised edition of the English Bible, and he sustains his plea on the ground that the
STRENGTH OF WOMAN. — Cornelius Agrippresent volume is very incorrect. One of the
pa meets the assertion of Aristotle, that of prominent instances he adduces is the expres- all animals the males are stronger and wiser sion of the Lord's Prayer, “Give us this day than the females, by quoting St. Paul : “ Weak our daily bread,” which he contends should things have been chosen to confound the strong." have been rendered, "Give us this day our to
Adam was sublimely endowed,” he adds, morrow's bread!"
“but woman humbled him; Samson was strong, The Protestant Churchman, which is not often
but woman made him captive; David was rewitty, in noticing this version says:
ligious, but woman disturbed his piety; Solo“We have not heard that this accomplished scholar'
mon was wise, but woman deceived him ; Job has been added to the learned corps of revisers em was patient, and was robbed by the devil of ployed by the Bible Union,' in this country, but the fortune and family ; ulcerated, grieved, and specimen above of his abilities has such a family likeness to the work which Drs. Maclay and Judd ex
oppressed, nothing provoked him to anger till hibited last summer, that we are free to commend Mr.
a woman did it, therein proving herself stronger Black as just the man for a situation on the new Bible, than the devil.” if there is a vacancy. The harmony between Black's work and Shepherd's is another illustration of the sympathy in great minds, even with an ocean between
WEST Point MILITARY ACADEMY. — It apthem."
pears by the report of the Board of Visitors
who attended the last annual examination at A SUBSTITUTE FOR GOLD. — Oreide is the this institution, that almost every class is name of a new metal which has recently made greatly reduced in numbers before completing its appearance. It resembles gold in many re the course of study. As an instance, the last spects, and may be used in a pure condition, graduating class numbered only thirty-eight or as a base for gold plating. Its cost is about members, whereas its original strength was eighty cents per pound, and yet its appearance ninety-six, is such that it would readily be taken for gold The Board attribute this to the overtasking by most casual observers. It is a compound system of education practiced in the academy, of several metals, refined to such a degree that requiring the most unremitting intellectual it does not easily oxidize or tarnish. These effort during the entire term of the cadet. qualities make it a valuable acquisition to the Several changes are recommended in the course metallic arts. When tested with nitric acid, of studies. ebullition takes place, but no spot remains.
The Board also recommend that the numThis quality, though valuable for utensils, ber of appointments to the academy should be makes it a dangerous metal for dishonest men. increased by giving to each Senator in ConIt can be used in counterfeiting gold so readily | gress the privilege of nominating a cadet, as
the staff of instruction is large enough for a * Chicago, 80th.—The report that an old lady fell much greater number of students.
down in Dearborn's Park this morning lacks confirmation. Mum's the word. Keep shady until you hear
from us again. Bo virtuous and you will be happy." PRICES OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Books.A correspondent of one of our cotemporaries says: EATING ONE's MONEY Worty. — The New
" It is something worth noticing, by the way, the port correspondent of the Providence Journal wonderful
difference in price tween the English tells the following story: and American editions of books. There is, for instance, Miss Mulock's little collection of stories, "A sickly looking man accosted another visitor by Nothing-New,' costs twenty-one shillings sterling in remarking, You appear to be well; what do you visit London, whilo here the price is fifty cents. Wilkie
this place for?' To enjoy myself; are you ill!'. 'O, Collins's Dead Secret' exhibits the same disparity terribly so!' Then permit me to remark, as a friend, of price.
• Little Dorritt' sells in the same way. that, even if you were in the most robust health, you new cheup edition of John Halifax' (published here eat altogether too much. At this sickly looked a at fifty cents) is announced in London at ten shillings little indignant, but the next moment he cooled down, and six-pence, or about two dollars and a ball. An
and replied: 'I like your conversation very much, but advertisement in an English paper before me an what on earth is a man to do who is here paying two nounces a number of second-hand copies of works dollars and a half per day!'” for sale; among them I notice Charles Kingsley's * Two Year's Ago,' for four dollars, while Ticknor and Fields have published the same work for a dollar and
A rustic poet sends to an exchange the fola quarter. - Aurora Leigh' can be had at a bargain lowing poem on a “Squirl,” remarking that he for two dollars. Anderssen's book on Africa (a rare is aware that the last line is a little too long, chance) for four dollars. Professor Aytoun's :)
• Bothwell,' only two dollars. Mrs. Oliphant's Zaidee,' for
which he says is not his fault: two dollars and a quarter. Dr. Doran's Monarchs Retired from Business,' two dollars and fifty cents.
“The Squirl Am a very Nice bird, All these works are second-hand copies, and are thus
And has A bushy Tale,
He sometimes sits Opon a lim, offered as a rare bargain for book-buyers. Yet each one of them has been republished in this country at
And soinetimes On A rale,
And Gethers nuts in The sumer so that his not more than one quarter the prices above men
Winter stock Wont fale. tioned."
SCENE IN A KENTUCKY COURT-HOUSE. - In SMALL CHANGE.
the good old times in Kentucky, when “subDouglas JERROLD. — The English papers stantial justice” was administered in a log abound in witticisms and bon mots attributed
cabin, after a very free and easy manner, & suit to this well-known wag.
Some of them are
was brought to recover certain moneys of which worth preserving. His definition of dogma
it was alleged plaintiff had been defrauded tism, for instance:
by the ingenious operation known as “thimble* * Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth!' counsel, who happened to be an "expert,” un.
rigging." In the course of the trial plaintiff's has a meaning doep and philosophical enough for an
dertook to enlighten the court as to the modus ** His winding up a review of Wordsworth's poems operandi of the performance. Putting himself was equally good. 'He reminds me,' said Jerrold, of the Beadle of Parnassus, strutting about in a
into position, he produced the three cups and cocked hat, or, to be more poetical, of a modern Mo
the "little joker," and proceeded, suiting the ses, who sits on Pisgah with bis back obstinately action to the word : turned to that promised land, the Future; he is only " Then, may it please the court, the defendAt for those old maid tabbies, the Muses! His Pegasus is a broken-winded hack, with a grammatical
ant placing the cups on his knee thus, began bridle, and a monosyllabic bit between his teeth!' shifting them 80, offering to bet that my client
** At the Café de l'Europe there was a famous dish could not tell under which cup was the little made of calves' tail, which was considered as a greater
joker,' meaning thereby, may it please the dainty than os-tail soup. Albert Smith was reveling on this dish one day when Jerrold took a seat near
court, this ball, with the intention of defraudhim. The gourmand said, 'Are you not surprised, ing my client of the sum thus wagered. For Jerrold, to see me eating such a dish as calves' tail?' instance, when I raise the cup 80, your honor
* • Not at all," replied the other; 'extremes often meet !!
supposes that you see the ball.” "One evening, at the Museum Club, upon Smith's Suppose I see!" interrupted the judge, who ostentatiously saying, Wasn't it strange, we had no had closely watched the performance, and was fish at the inarquis's last night? That has happened
sure that he had detected the ball, as one of twice lately. I cannot account for it.' 'Nor I, replied Jerrold, with a serious air, except they ate it
the cups was accidentally raised. all up stairs!' a cool intimation that Smith bad dined fool can see where it is, and bet on it, and be with the flunkeys in the kitchen.
sure to win. There ain't no defraudin' thar." * It was Smith who boasted that he and Lamartine were so intimate that they might be said to row in
“ Perhaps your honor would like to go a V the same boat, on wbich Jerrold retorted, . That may
on it?' insinuated the counsel. be, but with very different skulls ."' pointing signifi “Go a V? Yes, and double it too, and here's cantly to his head.
the rhino. It's under the middle cup." News by TELEGRAPH.—The daily papers are
“I'll go a V on that,” said the foreman of
the jury. in the habit of receiving items from various
" And I, and I," joined in the jurors, one places by telegraph. For these, of course, they
after the other, until each one had invested have to pay a good price, and not unfrequently
his pile. the news is of little consequence. A paper at
“Up!” said his honor. Chicago received the following:
“Up” it was, but the “little joker” had New York, 30th. - The report that the Astor House mysteriously disappeared. Judge and jury of New York has raised its price to three dollars per were enlightened, and found no difficulty in day is without foundation."
bringing in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, To balance which, the editor sent, by the same on the ground that it was the “derndest kind conveyance, this equally important item: o' defraudin'."
“ Why, any
A fast Irishman, in a time of revival, joined | prose to prosody. You have ears enough, but cultithe church, but was found sinning grievously, vate your car, and remember that a poem made up
of "allowable" faults is not allowable poetry.' Mr. not long afterward.
Nonfit retired with a look of extreme disgust, and sent “ Didn't you join the Methodists?" inquired his next effusion to that elegant hebdomadal, “The a piously disposed person.
Gushing Fountain and Rushing Roarer.'
It Was "Faix an' I did—I jined for six months, and worthy of the honor.” behaved so well they let me off with three."
SINGULAR, Very.—The Syracuse Journal, harGOING THE WHOLE ANIMAL.-“ Bill," said one
ing published a paragraph to the effect that loafer to another, recently, “I's a National Re
"A human leg and foot were washed ashore at former, I is."
the foot of Poplar-street, Boston, on Wednes“ Vy, is that our party ?”
day," the Boston Post says, “We don't doubt “Vy, yes, hossy, it is that. If you puts in a
the truth of the statement in the least. Probvote for that party, you votes yourself a farm." ably more people wash their legs and feet on Vell, I don't go that without they'll go a
shore than elsewhere every day in the year." little further. I wants a farm, and somebody record is that of the Yankee soap man, who, in
The only remarkable case of this kind on to work it besides."
a violent storm at see, saved himself from death In churches, sleepy heads have always been by taking a cake of his own soap and washing numerous, but until recently we never heard himself ashore. of any one claiming “dead head" exemption when the plate went round. A few Sundays
UNFORTUNATE SLURBING.—A chorister of a ago, in a Western village, when the plate” country church lately made a sad mistake in was being passed, in church, a gentleman
the choice of a tune, there being a long slur in said to the collector: "Go on ; I'm a dead head it, which came directly upon an unfortunate -I've got a pass."
word, which produced a startling effect, namely:
“ With reverence let the saints appear, At a Sunday-school examination the teacher And bow-wow-wow before the Lord," asked a boy whether he could forgive persons The clergyman's little wisset pug, happening to who wronged him.
catch the note, sung out his treble pipe, started “Could you,” said the teacher, "forgive a the squire's old Towser's full bass, and in an boy, for example, who has insulted or struck instant the whole posse of dogs set up such a
chorus that Handel's hail-storm would have “Ye-es, sir," replied the lad very slowly, "I dwindled into mustard-seed in comparison. think-I—could—if-he was bigger than I am."
A HINT TO COMMENTATORS.—It is said of an Faulkner, who edited the Dublin Journal, an- eminent clergyman in England, who published nounced in glowing terms the arrival in that
an edition of “Bunyan's Pilgrim," with numero city of a distinguished member of the British
ous expository notes, that having freely disnobility. On the next day his paper contained tributed copies among his people, he afterward the following very Hibernian correction : For inquired of one of them if he had not the Pil“ Her Grace, the Duke,” in yesterday's Journal, grim's Progress.
· O, yes, sir."
“ And do you read “ His Grace, the Duchess.” He improved understand it?" “Yes, sir, I understand it; the matter quite as much as the good clergy and I hope, before long, I shall understand the man in England did, who, without book, was notes." praying, and said: "O Lord, bless all classes of people, from the beggar on the throne to the LOCAL Editor's CHARACTER Lost,- The local king on the dunghill—we mean from the king editor of the Louisville Democrat thus advertises on the dunghill to the beggar on the throne.” his lost character: A DISCOMFITED POET.-The Boston Post very
"Lost, somewhere between the Journal office and
the east wing of the Galt House, on Saturday last, the coolly informs us of the manner in which the character of a local editor, done up in a yellow packprincipal editor of that able journal used up
The editor prizes it very highly, as it was one Mr. Nonfit, a local poet :
of Dr. Fowler's best, and was pretty much the only
one the owner possessed. The finder will recognize it “ Nercome Non fit is a poet. He showed us one of by its dominant traits. The mental predominate his effusions the other day, and, as it wasn't long, we over the vital functions--devotion is very full-the deread it. It proved very plainly that Mr. Nonfit was scriptive and imaginative organs are large, and the one of those poets who are neither born por made. admiration for women is almost extinct. No other So we said, softly, 'Why don't you write prose, Mr.
traits remembered." Nonfit?' Nonit smiled, and answered, like a inan who would afford to waive the honor, 'Never write proso- SENSIBLE. A worthy clergyman, upon being have no taste for it-poetry comes much more natural, and I always write poetry, if anything.' But "morn"
asked why he did not venture to an election, and "dawn" are not rhymes, Mr. Nonfit.' •No? at which the proceedings were very riotously they're allowable, ain't they said the poet, surprised conducted, and give his vote, replied, “I do not at this unexpected criticism. •What would you do where the words won't rhyme exactly?' 'Lcavo 'eni
see why I should endanger my own poll to berboth out,' we suggested. But how, in that case,
efit another man's." would you save the couplet ?' said Nopfit. "Omit the couplet, and it's safe enough.' But that would sacri.
Conversion OF THE JEWS.—The Rev. Joseph fico the thought !' said Nonfit, amazed. "So much the better,' we answered, getting earnest as the dis
Wolff, in an eccentric letter recently published, course went on so much the better. A thought you says that a society in London has worked nearly can't express in good verse mars the poem, and two or three inurder it oulrightTry prose a while, Mr. Non
fifty years, and spent nearly five hundred thoufit; learn grammar -its useful even to a man of genias sand dollars, and yet has converted "only two and a poet Tax yourself with syntax; then go from
Jews and a half."
The City of Sin, and its Capture by Immanuel's yet, let us humbly take our place with others who, Army, is the title of an allegory by the Rev. E. after they had done the will of God, received not yet F. REMINGTON. The author is a clergyman of
the promise. Let us plan broadly ; let us give colossal
gifts from every quarry of human skill, and every mine the Protestant Episcopal Church, and his vol- of human wealth; let ns give lives by generations full; ume is preceded by a well-written introduction let us lie down in the dust beneath its shadow, satis
fied that one more course is laid upon those walls! And from the pen of Dr. Cheever, the well-known
when we rise again it shall not sink away, but stand Congregationalist preacher of this city. When
in all the majestic beauty for which we toiled, yet we add that the book is issued by the publish- never yet could dream; its solid walls uprcared until ing house of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
heaven itself lets down its dome of glory, and the tabit may be inferred that it has no sectarian aim, ing goes up slowly; but it stands forever! Let us
ernacle of God is with men. Brethren, God's build. It is, in fact, an honest effort to do good, and
"LEARN TO LABOR AND TO WAIT!" evinces considerable skill in threading this rather perilous field of authorship. Mr. Rem
From the press of M. W. Dodd we have a new ington says in bis preface:
edition, the third, of Fashionable Amusements, “John Bunyan, in his 'Pilgrim's Progress,' has by the Rev. D. R. Thomason. The author takes erected a Parthenon; Dr. Cheever, in his Yoyage to up successively, the Theater, Card Playing, the Celestial Country,' has built a Theseum; but the writer has not been 'deterred on that account from Dancing, and Novel Reading; and shows, in rearing his humble cottage, hoping that its friendly clear and pointed style, the evils resulting from roof will afford to some care-worn traveler shelter and them. A part of this edition is devoted to a repose."
review of Dr. Bellows's plea for the stage, which Messrs. Carlton f. Porter have done their part we commend to those who may have any doubts well in giving to the book an attractive exterior, upon the subject. The following incident is and we bespeak for it an extensive circulation. told upon the authority of Mr. Thomason,
There can be no doubt of its truth, or of the The Messrs. Carter have issued in a neat little fact that some persons can look upon that about volume a series of sermons, entitled The City: which they would blush to talk : its Sins and Sorrows. They are founded upon the text: “ He beheld the city and wept over
"It was not long since a party returning from a visit
to one of our theaters, were discussing at the fireside, it," and are marked by the vivid language, the which they had just reached, the merits of the perstriking illustrations, and the evident aim to formances which they had that evening witnessed. magnify the cross, which are so apparent in the
The performances of a celebrated figurante were re
ferred to in glowing language of admiration by one of “Gospel in Ezekiel,” recently published by the the party, when a sober and serious gentleman, who same author, the Rev. DR. GUTHRIE.
had committed the error which Dr. Bellows points of staying at home, inquired 'whether such exhibitions
of the female figure did not shock the delicacy of the Another little volume by the Rev. Dr. HAM-audience, at least the female part of it?' o'sir,' reILTON, of London, has just appeared from the plied a young miss, scarcely yet in her teens, 'you press of Carter & Brothers. It is called Lessons know she bad tights.' Our «serious' friend gravely
asked, "What are tights!' and answering his own from the Great Biography, and discusses, in suc
question, he ventured a further inquiry into the nature cessive chapters, the Early Incidents in the Life and design of these articles of stage costume. He obof the Great Teacher, his Miracles, Discourses, served, however, that the faces of the ladies were suf
fused with blushes. Interviews, and the "Final Glimpses" of the
At once suspending his disserta
tion, he kindly remarked, 'Ladies, I am sorry that I risen Redeemer, which are found in the gospel have given you pain, but as you did not blush to see narrative. The volume is full of practical and the tights, I do not know why you should now blush pertinent reflections and observations, and is to hear them spoken of."" admirably suggestive of thought for the pious reader.
The Olynthiac and other public Orations of
Demosthenes have been added, from the English T, F. RANDOLPH MERCEIX was a minister of edition, to Harper's Classical Library. The the Lord Jesus from whom the Church had ex- second volume contains that great master-piece, pected many years of successful toil. But he said to be the greatest speech of the greatest who doeth all things well called the young orator in the world, the Oration on the Crown, evangelist to his rest and his reward in Sep- upon which the translator, CHARLES RANN tember last. His fellow-laborers who yet remain KENNEDY, has evidently bestowed great labor. in the vineyard have caused to be printed, in Competent scholars, we think, will agree that beautiful style, a sermon from his pen, entitled in many respects this translation is superior to The Wise Master-Builder. It was intended as those, and they are numerous, which have herethe annual missionary discourse before the New tofore appeared. The whole whole work is exeYork Conference, and was read before that body cuted in a scholarly style; the notes are espeby a friend of the departed. The sermon lacks cially valuable. the finishing touches of its gifted author, but will well repay a careful perusal. We quote It was our privilege to know the late Dr. the closing paragraph as suggesting the drift Lansing, than whom few ministers were moro of the sermon and conveying an important prac- laborious in the pastoral office, and very few tical lesson :
more successful in winning souls. He died at "Brethren! there is a glory in bringing forth tho
the ripe age of seventy-two, and a discourse topmost stone; there is a thrill of pleasure in feeling
commemorative of his life and labors, entitled that we shall see the completion of God's building: The Faithful Preacher, by Rev. J. P. THOMPSON, of the glass, Kaleidoscopic splendor. This last of wood with his penknife, when his father came suddenly into the room, took away the knife and the pressive; but benedictory seems as if it came wood, and, placing a small snail on the middle of a
has been recently published. Although a Con by the extent of the ground; but what a long time ho gregationalist, and leaning to Calvinistic views,
bad found an hour to be, and how much better it was
to dig than to keep looking out at that tormenting Dr. Lansing was of an eminently catholic spirit,
snail? Then be thought of the vessel beautifully and had room in his heart for all who love the painted, with its masts, and sails, and rigging, and he Lord Jesus. The scenes of his ministerial labor fancied he saw it already floating gallantly across the were numerous, and the principal events of his pond life are admirably sketched by Dr. Thompson, around him was in a bustle.
“ Digging as fast as he could, George thought all
A rattle placed in a troo who pays this tribute to the faithful pastor's to frighten the birds, went round unusually fast; the memory :
clouds were blown by the winds swiftly along the
skies; the swallows darted over his head; a post"Blessed old man! Thou art gone where thy youth chaise dashed along the road as though the horses shall be perpetual, and thy joy immortal. The visions were in full gallop, and the man who came to the gate of faith that were vouchsafed to thee on earth were
with his fiddle annoyingly played in double-quick the prophecy and the prelude of thy vision unsealed
time. in heaven. Thou hast thyself climbed up that shaft “But now, alas ! the sailor was going, for Mr. Mog. of light, even to the throne. There faith already yields ridge declined to purchase the ship. George thought to knowledge, hope to rapture; and that love which he had not yet worked half an hour; his father took even here surcharged thy sonl, there floweth within him to the sun-dial, and it wås five o'clock. As if this and around thee with all the fullness of God."
could be in error, he ran to the hour-glass, but the last grain of sand had run out, and when he looked at the
clock at the head of the stairs it was striking the time George Mogridge : his Life, Character, and
with all its might Long afterward he said, "If I live Writings. By Rev. CHARLES WILLIAMS. Old
these hundred years, I shall not forget my astonishHUMPHREY is a name well known in both hem- ment and disappointment. The lesson impressed on ispheres. It was the pseudonym chosen by required anything to remind me that, however slowly
my mind was impressed there forever, nor bave I since George Mogridge, the author of an almost time may move with those who have nothing to do, it countless number of tracts, books for children, runs rapidly enough with all who are fully employed. ** and larger volumes, quaint in style, but captivating, and read by thousands. Soon after his Dr. Whedon's Collegiate and Popular Addeath there was published in London, and re- dresses have been collected and published in & printed in this country, a “Memoir of Old small volume, by Carlton & Porter. They are Humphrey, with gleanings from his Portfolio nine in number; most of them were favorably in Prose and Verse.” The memoir was meager, noticed at the time of their delivery, and all of and the gleanings of little value. This more them are marked by originality of thought and extended biography is an exceedingly well- the author's characteristic boldness of expreswritten and interesting narrative. The follow- sion. The doctor has a facility for coining new ing incident in the early life of Mr. Mogridge words which is sometimes, not always, felicithad an enduring influence upon his future
On half a page of a baccalaureate decourse, and is worth transcribing as an il- livered at the University of Michigan we mark lustration of the value of an hour :
benedictory, the gnaw of remorse, every revolve “George was busy in making a boat out of a piece will do, as it is legitimately formed and ex
from benedict, a newly married man; and gnaw lerge round table, said, .Now it is just three o'clock, and I want you to do nothing until the snail has
and revolve, used as nouns, are hardly necessary, crawled to the edge of the table; so do not stir from and necessity is the only legitimate plea for your seat until he has finished his travels.' With this
new coinage in the mint of words. charge he locked the door, and let George well pleased that he had only to watch the progress of the snail.
"For a time he was gratified, as with his elbows on The Trustees of the Garrett Biblical Institute the table, and his cheeks resting on his hande, he sat looking at the little traveler. At length, however, he
have published A Manual of Information, combecame tired of watching, and heartily wished 'the prising a statement of facts relative to the snail would quicken his movements. But this it would origin, design, and prospects of that theological not do; on the contrary, it made longer stops than be
school. It is situated at Evanston, near Chifore, and he thought he had never seen so lazy & cresture. He now fumbled in his pockets, but neither top, cago, in the State of Illinois; and through the whipcord, nor marble was there to soothe his disqul. liberality of the late Mrs. Eliza GARRETT, has etude. Then be whistled a tune, snapped his fingers, looked at the cracks in the ceiling, and counted the ings, and the endowment of the necessary pro
an ample fund for the erection of suitable buildflowers on
He listened to the sound of a broad-wheeled fessorships. In January, 1855, a building, with wagon, and watched a crow flying at a distance; but accommodations for forty or fifty students, was dull and heavy was their progress, when, once completed, and the first term of the new Semimore looking at the snail, it was actually within an inch of the edge of the table. Afraid that it should nary commenced. By the General Conference make another stop, he blew gently on it, when the of 1856, the institution was formally recogprovoking creature drew in its horns for such a long nized, and resolutions were adopted, requiring time that he thought it would not put them out again. He was now absolutely ill-tempered, and thought he
the trustees to report, quadrennially, to that was very ill-ased.
body, and requesting the bishops of the Church "Once more the snail was near the table-edge, and to act as an Advisory Committee to the Trustees George was in a shiver lest he should go back again,
of the Institute. The whole number of students when, as it dragged the last part of its tail from the top of the table, his father entered with his watch in during the past year has been forty. The his hand, saying it was just four o'clock, and that he average number in constant attendance, about would give him a model, made by a sailor who was waiting in the kitchen, of a man-of-war, valued at
twenty. No charge is made for tuition, and seven shillings, if he would dig over the piece of ground
board is furnished at a very low rate. The he would mark out, in another hour. And now the Trustees propose also to furnish gratuilously, hour-glass was turned, that there might be no error as board as well as tuition, to such young men to time. "In another minute George's coat was off, and his
(not exceeding five at one time) as shall be sespade in his hand. He was almost frightened at first lected for foreign missionary work. With ref