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There are dark hours that mark the history of the PENCILED PASSAGES.

brightest years. For not a whole month in many of

the millions of the past, perhaps, has the sun shone FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS.

brilliantly all the time.

And there have been cold and stormy days in every JOHN NEWLAND MAFFITT, with all his ec

year. And yet the mists and shadows of the darkest

hour disappeared and fled heedlessly. The most cruel centricities, was one of the most eloquent ice fetters have been broken and dissolved, and the pulpit orators of his day. His imaginative most furious storm loses its power to harm. powers have been seldom equaled, and his And what a parable is this in human life, of our in

side world, where the heart works at its destined lacommand of language was wonderful. His

bors! Here, too, we have the overshadowings of the written style, however, will not bear the

dark hours, and many a cold blast chills the heart to severity of criticism. It is overloaded with its core. But what matters it? Man is born a hero, ornament. Occasionally, as in this handsome and it is only in the darkness and storms that heroism tribute to

gains its greatest and the best development, and the storm bears it more rapidly on to its destiny. Despair

not, then. Neither give up; while one good power is MORAL EXCELLENCE,

yours, use it. Disappointment will not be realized. his sentiments, unobscured by the gorgeous- Mortifying failure may attend this effort and that one; ness of their drapery, are worthy of, pres

but only be honest and struggle on, and it will work

well, ervation for their intrinsic beauty and truthfulness :

CURIOSITY AND THE LOVE OF STUDY Wide and far-reaching as is the triumph of genius Are reciprocal. The one promotes the other, and art, the triumph of moral excellence is more en and both are susceptible of indefinite indearing; its empire more undisputed; its immortality

crease, as is well observed by SIDNEY SMITH: more certain. The great Luther, who graved the deep lines of the Reformation upon the tablet of the Curiosity is a passion very favorable to the love of sixteenth century, and bade the clock of eternity pause study, and a passion very susceptible of increase by until he liad “ notched the century with the impress cultivation. Sound travels so many feet in 8 second, of his master mind," he was the man! Around his and light travels so many feet in a second. Nothing brow the honors cluster that belong to him who bews more probable; but you do not care horo light and An Age into a shape of moral beauty, and fashions & sound travel. Very likely; but make yourself care; huge fragment of time after the great model of eter get up, shake yourself well, pretend to care, make benity. To express the moral grandeur of these men-a lieve to care, and very soon you will care, and care so Luther- a Phidias, and a Praxiteles, and a Thorswalsden much, that you will sit for hours thinking about light might carve; a Rapbacl, a David, and a West might and sound, and be extremely angry with any one who paint. They only fashion blocks and breathe beauty interrupts you in your pursuits; and tolerate no other into tableaux : he was the creator of an age; be rolled conversation but about light and sound; and catch back the dial of the dark years of the world, and yourself plaguing everybody to death who approaches wound up destiny to a brighter course."

you, with the discussion of these subjects.

THE BITTER AND THE SWEET.

THE EXPECTED MESSENGER. Dr.. Bonar, in his account of the great Whom the gods love die young. So reads desert of Sinai, thus moralizes upon the two the ancient heathen proverb. And blessfountains found by the Israelites in their ings brighten as they take their flight. So journeyings:

sings the Christian poet; and another, comMarah and Elim! How near they lie to each other ? ing still nearer to the heart, Thus near to each other are the bitter and sweet of

There is no flock, however watched and tended, life, the sorrow and the joy of time! Both in the

But one dead lamb is there! same desert, and oftentimes following each other in the progress of one day or hour. The bitter, too, is

In plain prose, and yet poetically, a writer first, and then the sweet. Not first Elim and then in the Olive Branch, the editor, we suppose, Marah; but Marah first and then Elim; first the describes the coming of the dreaded but ex. cloud, then the sunshine; first the weariness, then the

pected messenger: rest. In token of this we broke off a small branch of palm from one of these Elim trees, and laying it on For weary days and nights his coming had been the similar branch which we had broaght from Ma anticipated. Love had kept its nightly vigils by the rah, we tied them together, to be kept in perpetual cradle-side. “Hope against hope" kept the heart from memorial, not merely of the scenes, but of the truth bursting. Only those who have waited anxiously, and which they so vividly teach.

waited long, in painful suspense, can appreciate such

thrilling moments. At midnight, when all was silent GLOOM AND SUNSHINE.

es the grave, save the quick, short breathing of the

little sleeper, & watcher said, “He will come ere the Here is a striking parallel between the morning sun look in at the window.” “O, that he natural and the moral world, which may might tarry long, yca, forever," was the first impulsive

outburst of bleeding hearts! Unwelcome messengers induce some faint heart, in the hour of

darken every door they enter. But 01 bow dark adversity, to be of good cheer:

when the visitor comes to dash away caps of human

Joy! Say, reader, did you ever wait through the still, as if it was a fort or citadel, and that he was to be ansolemn night for the coming of such a guest? When nihilated by its guns; but it must be approached bold. the clock struck twelve was there no startling signifi- ly; not by zigzag approaches, but by all the great cance in the announcement, “He will come ere the park of artillery at his command; the cannon shotted, sun is up!" How much of life, hope, and fear were ready to be touched off; not with mere intellectuality; crowded into those remaining hours !

with beautiful banners, too nice to be blackened by the For a moment we rested upon a pillow. Dreams, fall smoke. of bright, heavenly visions, delighted the spirit, as To speak with power, the pulpit must preach to the they bore it away to Elysian fields. But the sweet conscience, and not to prejudices and opinions. Huspell was broken by the sound of a voice, “He has man opinions or laws never should come between the come! He has come !" In an instant we were lean preacher and his duty. Pew rents have nothing to do ing over the cradle, and looking down into the face of with preaching. Only think of St. Paul or Timotby our angel babe. Sure enough (and none but those being waited upon by a committee of the society, adwho have bad the bitter experience can know how vising them not to preach to the consciences of men, terrible is the reality) the expected messenger had

because it will affect the rents of the pews! coine. His name was DBATH,

MAN'S NOBLEST WORK.
MOUNT WASHINGTON.

THERE is a great deal of cant about the Those who are familiar with the majestic works of nature. They are commended as grandeur of the scenery here alluded to, the sole object worthy of study. God made will appreciate this description from the pen the country, we are told, but man made the of EDWARD EVERETT :

town, and the line has passed into almost I have been something of a traveler in our own perpetual currency. Like many other provcountry, though far less than I could wish; and, in erbs, however, it conveys more than the Europe have seen all that is most attractive, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Golden Horn of Con

truth. There is something more than the stantinople; from the summit of the Hartz Mountains work of man in the crowded city. There is to the Fountain of Vaucluse; but my eyo has yet to mind there, intellect, genius. And it is well rest on a lovelier scene than that which is discovered

said by a writer in a recent number of frorn Mount Washington, when, on some clear, cool

Blackwood : sunmer's morning, at sunrise, the cloud-curtnin is drawn up from nature's grand proscenium, and all that When the labors of the day are over, the delicious chaos of wildness and beauty starts into life; the bare calm of candle-light invites 18 to quiet intercourse gigantic tops of the surrounding heights; the precipit with one of the great spirits of the past, or one of their ous gorges a thousand fathoms deep, which foot of man worthy successors in the present. It is well thus to or ray of light never entered; the somber matted for refresh the mind with Literature Contact with Naest; the moss-clad rocky wall, weeping with crystal | ture, and her inexhaustible wealth, is apt to begot an springs; winding streams, gleaming lakes, and poace impatience at man's achievements; and there is danger ful villages below; and in the din, misty distance, be of the mind becoming so immersed in details, 20 yond the lower hills, faint glimpse of the sacred bosom strained to conteinplation of the physical glories of the of the eternal deep, ever heaving up with the conscious universe, as to forget the higher grandeurs of the soul, ness of its own immensity; all mingled in ono inde the nobler beauties of the moral universe. From this scribable panorama by the hand of the DIVINE ARTIST. danger we are saved by tho thrill of a fine poem, the

swelling sympathy with a noble thought, which flood

the mind anew with a sense of man's greatness, and CLERICAL REPUTATION.

the greatness of his aspirations. It is not wise to dwarf DR. CHEEVER, in an address before the Man by comparisons with Nature; only when he grows Andover Theological Seminary, made some

presumptuous may we teach him modesty by pointing

to her grandeur. At other times it is well to keep beforcible and pertinent remarks on the pres

fore us our high calling and our high estate. Literaent position of the pulpit with reference to ture, in its finest moods, does this. And when I think its efficiency. We copy a few sentences : of the delight given by every true book to generations

after generations, molding souls and humanizing savage Preachers should have no care for their reputation impetuosities, exalting hopes and prompting noblest as preachers, but they should have all-absorbing love

deeds, I vary the poet's phrase, and exclaim: for the truth; they should be permeated with it, and

An honest book's the noblest work of man! then their reputation will take care of itself. There are many men, who, having acquired a reputation, spend not a little of their precious time in taking care

PUSEYISM FOR YOUNG LADIES. of it! It is their wealth; they hoard it as they do money.

CONYBEARE is satirical. Describing an The price of fancy stocks in this world depreciates academic belle, and her High Church proin proportion as we lay up treasures in the world to

clivities, he says: come, and the beautiful bubbles which we blow, burst in proportion as we look at the substantial and endur She was also very romantic, very enthusiastic, pasing relations of eternity. The physician of the body sionately fond of music and poetry, and a most devoted never asks if the medicine is agreeable to the patient, disciple of Tractarian orthodoxy. Indeed, it may be or to the friends of the patient, and so should the remarked in passing, that this faith is peculiarly suited preacher ever be deaf to the opinions and prejudices to young ladies; for it encourages and utilizes their of men to the truth. The human heart is not to be accomplishments, sets them upon embroidering altar approached by the preacher as if ho were afraid of it; | cloths, illuminating prayer-books, elaborating sur.

VOL. XI.-35

plices, practicing church music, carving credence ta

SEA-WEED. bles, and a hundred other innocent diversions, which it invests with the prestige of religious duty. And be. ' SEA-WEED! what a loss those inland people sides this, it imposes no cruel prohibition (like the rival have, who, when they read Longfellow's excreed) upon their favorito amusements; but com- quisite lay, can only fancy what it is like. mends the concert, smiles upon the ball, and does not

and do not know how true is the musical even anathematize the theater.

murmur of the song of the sea-weed.

When descends on the Atlantic
THE BEAUTY OF WOMAN

The gigantic
Is not increased by gaudy dress, nor height-

Storm-wind of the equinox,

Landward in his wrath be scourges ened by costly ornaments. Feminine love

The toiling surges, liness is not a purchasable commodity. Laden with sea-weed from the rocks: Like the absolute necessaries of life, air and

From Bermuda's reefs; from edges water, grace and loveliness are within the

Of sunken ledges, reach of all; and there is truth in the senti

In some far-off, bright Azore; ment that

From Bahama, and the dasbing,

Silver flashing A woman has not a natural graco more bewitching

Surges of San Salvador; than a sweet laugh. It is like the sound of flutes on the water. It leaps from her heart in a clear spark

From the tumbling surf, that buries ling rill, and the heart that hears it feels as if bathed

The Orkneyan skerries, in the cool, exbilarating spring. And so of the smile.

Answering the hoarse Hebrides; A beautiful smile is to the female countenance what

And from wrecks of ships, and drifting the sunbeam is to the landscape. It embellishes an

Spars uplifting inferior face, and redeems an ugly one. A smile, how

On the desolate, raving seas: ever, should not become habitual, or insipidity is the

Ever drifting, drifting, drifting, result; nor should the mouth break into a smile on

On the shifting one side, the other remaining passive and unmoved,

Currents of the restless main; for this imparts an air of doceit and grotesqueness to

Till in shelter'd coves, and reaches the face. A disagreeable smile distorts the lines of

Of sandy beaches, beauty, and is more repulsive than a frown. There

All have found repose again. are many kinds of smiles, cach having a distinctive character; some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some

PLAIN SPEAKING. soften the countenance by their languishing tender

In former days, it seems, as well as nov, ness, others brighten it by their brilliant and spiritual vivacity. Gazing and poring before a mirror cannot

ministers were in the habit of dealing in aid in acquiring beautiful smiles ball so well as to turn fine phrases and dainty epithets. That stern the gaze inward, to watch that the heart keeps unsul. Anglo-Saxon, SOUTH, was unmitigated in his lied from the reflection of evil, and is illumined and

denunciation of the practice. Speaking of beautified by all sweet thoughts.

one of Paul's discourses, he says:

Nothing here (in Paul's discourse) of the fringes of LIGHT FROM GERMANY.

tho North star, nothing of the down of angels' wings

or the beautiful locks of cherubim, and clouds rolling The Germans are great book-makers, and

in airy mansions. No; these were similitades above England steals from them, expanding their

the apostolic spirit; for they, poor mortals, were con. thoughts, and not unfrequently appropri tent to take lower steps, and to tell the world in plain

terms that he who believed not should be damned ating them without acknowledgment. There is truth, however, in the somewhat satirical remarks of an English reviewer upon the

FRIENDSHIP. subject :

THERE is a great deal of selfishness in the Modern Germany is everything by turns and noth- world, and it is the common cant to mag. ing long. With her, and with not a few of her ad nify men's failings, and to darken the picmirers, newest and best are synonymous terms. She ture presented by the rarity of true friendis vain, not so much of her consistency, as of her mu

ship. It is nevertheless true, as Emerson tability. It is made to be a reproach to the Englishman that to know him once is to know him always.

has it, that Whereas a German may have a new speculative We have a great deal more kindness than is erer whereabouts every twelvemonth or two years, and spoken. Manger all the selfishness that chills the may regard each new change as a creditable indication | world like east winds, the whole human family is of his activity and independence. Hence the never bathed with an element of love like a fine ether. ending contradiction, not only between each man and How many persons we meet in honses whom we his neighbor, but between each man and himself. It scarcely speak to, whom yet we bonor, and who honor becomes a thoughtful man, therefore, to be careful | us! How many we see in the street or sit with in how he avails himself of apparent light from that quar- | church, whom, though silently, we warmly rejoice to tor, seeing that much of it is cannot fail to be, of the bo with! Read the language of these wandering eyeignis fatuus description,

beams. The heart knoweth.

The National Magazine.

length of cable to allow of an indefinite quantity of waste the ocean might be spanned. But the level plateau,' as it is called, which is supposed to reach

from Newfoundland to Ireland, is nearly in the lino NOVEMBER, 1857.

traversed by ocean steamers, and is the cable should get drifted away out of that line before it touched the

bottom, there is no knowing what subterranean obEDITORIAL NOTES AND GLEANINGS.

stacles it would have to encounter. The feasibility

of the scheme is predicated entirely on the existence THE TERRIBLE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN INDIA is of this plateau, the irregularities of the bottom of the just now attracting the attention of the civil

ocean elsewhere precluding the idea of a cable being

laid. Besides, if thousands upon thousands of miles ized world. That country has become an ob of cable existed, the transmission of the electric fluid ject of great interest, and several correspond

would be impossible. ents have inquired where may be found the

“Looking at these plain facts, we cannot see how

any hope of the success of the enterprise can be enter. best history of the rise and progress of British

tained." On the contrary, we must look upon it as ono power in the East. We shall do a favor to of those things that cannot be done, such as propell. such, and to many of our subscribers who may

ing vessels with hot air, obtaining light from water, or have slightly passed over the articles, by refer- extinguishing fire by Barnun's patent backet." ring them to THE NATIONAL for March, April,

From GEORGIA. - It may gratify our suband May of the present year, where may be

scriber at Cuthbert, Georgia, to be informed found an admirably condensed account of the origin of the East India Company, its resources,

that his envelope, with the inclosure, came

safely to hand, and afflicted us quite as much wealth, and power. At this time those articles will be read with increased interest. They are

as could be expected. The inclosure was two from the pen of our esteemed contributor, I. marginal annotations upon Dr. M'Clintock's

or three leaves of THE NATIONAL for July, with W. Wiley.

sketch of Judge M’Lean. Over the bold brow THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH. — Mingled with

of the judge our Georgia friend places, in very

neat penmanship, done with a lead pencil, the regret for the untoward accident by which the hopes of so many were blasted, we find in the pub- ling.” We submit, with all meekness, whether

classic quotation, " Too much pork for a shillic prints of England and the United States

some of the notes are not couched in rather the opinion almost universal that success will

harsh language for so chivalrous and wellyet attend the effort. It is said to be deferred

educated a gentleman. The bad Latin we atonly for a season; a mere question of time.

tribute to a defective memory.

“ It is rare," Its absolute practicability, we are told, has

says the article referred to, “in these latter been demonstrated, and those who hint at the possibility of failure are regarded as croakers. rality in public life.” To which our Georgia

days of the republic, to find a man of pure moThere are, however, a few who have spoken of

friend says: “This is false. Mr. Pierce, Calthe enterprise, from the beginning, as likely to be unsuccessful. Among others a writer in houn, Buchanan, Cass, Hunter, Varcy, 'et id . the Brooklyn Eagle, who seems capable of forni

omners, etc., are men of pure morals.” Possibly

he is right about the id omners! Again, Dr. ing a scientific judgment upon the subject, thus

M'Clintock says: “Religious men generally respeaks of the accident, and looks gloomily upon

fuse to enter the arena of political strife,” the prospects for the future:

which sounds very much like a truism in our "At the time the deep-sea soundings were being unsophisticated ears. But the Cuthbert submade which resulted in the supposed feasibility of tho scriber italicizes his indignant dissent thus : Atlantic telegraph, it was supposed that some parts of the ocean were unfathomable. The line would run "Pre-eminently false, as is proven by more than out eight or ten miles, and yet give no evidence of five hundred Methodist preachers at the North.” having touched the bottom. The simple reason was To the sentiment that “ Many, if not most of at last discovered to be, that when the weight on the end of the line touched the bottom, the line itself was

our political leaders are men of doubtful charborne off by the undercurrents, and was merely float acter," the reply is, “A slander unmitigated, ing away, while it was supposed to be going directly unless it be confined to Northern politicians." to the bottom. " In order to remedy this difficulty, a sort of sinker

He adds : "The devil reproving sin would prowas adopted, in which a tube was passed through a

voke derision, but for a New York Methodist beavy ball, and the moment the ball touched the bot- preacher to talk of honesty in politics excites tom this tube-we must call it tube for want of a better name, as it would require a model to explain the con

contempt.” There is much more in the same trivance of its operation--caught up some of the mat

strain, and there are two or three daughty ter at the bottom, the ball became detached and ro words that we may not copy; but, on the mained below while the line was hanled up again. whole, the annotations do quite as much credit "Now the cause which rendered ordinary sound

to the writer's heart as to his head, and the ings impossible was precisely that which caused the breaking of the cable. The cable was running

entire article, although we must decline to out more rapidly than the ship progressed, just as the print it in extenso, is worthy of the high source ine ran on for miles upon miles in the soundings, and from which it emanates. we doubt not that those on board the Niagara could bave paid out the whole cable on the spot without the ship moving another mile. And this is the cause EGOTISM is universally denounced and almost why it seems impossible for the scheme ever to suc universally indulged in. The editorial fraterceed. There is, no doubt, still water at the bottom of the ocean, but the strong currents above wil nity pluralize the pronoun, and the great “We” prevent the cable from ever reaching that quiet loca assumes the post of honor in long-winded tion. If it is ever attempted to keep up a strain that “ leaders" until it becomes nauseous. Curran's will allow the cable to be paid out a mile for each mile the ship sails, the result will be the same as before--to

tribute to Grattan is suggestive : snap it like a spider's thread.

“Lord Erskine was a great egotist; and one day in "A cable of sufficient strength to admit of such a conversation with Curran ho casually asked what strain would load all the ships afloat on the ocean Grattan said of bimself. Said of bimself,' was CurBut it may be supposed that by providing a sufficier L's astonished ruly; 'pothing; Grattan speak of

chap 3,

himself! Why, sir, Grattan is a great man. Sir, the in foc simile for the Homes of American Autorture could not wring a syllable of self-praise from thors. It is dated Grattan; a team of six horses could not drag an opinion of himself out of him. Like all great men, he knows

"NAHANT, July 9, 1952. the strength of his reputation, and will never conde

"MY DEAR SIR, -As you desire, I send you a epescend to proclaim its march, like the trumpeter of a cimen of my autograph. It is the concluding page of puppet-show. Sir, he stands on a national altar, and

one of the chapters of the Conquest of Peru,' book iii, it is the business of us inferior inen to keep up the fire

The writing is not, as you may imagine, And incense. You will never see Grattan stooping to

made by a pencil, but is indelible, being made with do either the one or the other.' Curran objected to

an apparatus used by the blind. It is a very simple Byron's talking of himself as a great drawback on his

affair, consisting of a frame of the size of a common poetry. Any subject,' he said, but that eternal ono

sheet of letter-paper, with brass wires inserted in it to of self. I am weary of knowing once a month the state of any man's hopes or fears, rights or wrongs.

correspond with the number of lines wanted. On one I would

side of this frame is pasted a leaf of thin carbonated as soon read a register of the weather, the barometer

paper, such ay is used to obtain duplicates. Instead up to so many inches to-day, and down so many inches

of a pen the writer makes use of a stylus of ivory, or to-morrow. I feel skepticism all over me at the sight agate, the last better or harder. Tbe great difficulties of agonies on paper; things that come as regular and

in the way of a blind man's writing in the usual man. notorious as the full of the moon. The truth is, his

ner, arise from bis not knowing when bis ink is exlordship werpe for the press, and wipes his eyes with

hausted in his pen and his lines run into one another. the public."

Both difficulties are obviated by this simple writing.

case, which enables one to do his work as well in the THE QUARRELS OF RELIGIOUS JOURNALS are dark as in the light. Tbough my trouble is not blindattracting the notice of the secular press, and

ness, but & disorder of the nerve of the eye, the effect,

as far as this is concerned, is the same, and I am wholly the rebukes administered are in many instances incapacitated from writing in the ordinary way. Io truthfully severe. The Springfield Journal pro this manner I have written every word of my histori. pounds some queries on the subject which we

cals, This modus operandi exposes one to some

embarrassments; for, as one cannot see what he is may copy, perhaps, without giving offense; and

doing on the other side of the paper, any more than 8 which, it seems to us, all editors of professedly performer in the treadmill sees what he is grinding on religious papers may profitably ponder:

the other side of the wall, it becomes very difficult to

make corrections. This requires the subject to be "We sit at the editorial table, and take up a religious pretty thoroughly canvassed in the mind, and all the newspaper. The first article which strikes the eye is

blots and erasures to be made there before taking up controversial--Day, worse---personal. One professed

the pen, or rather the stylus. This compels me to go Christian is pitching into another, questioning his can

over my composition to the extent of a whole chapter, dor and truthfulnoss, and endeavoring, with might and

however long it inay be, several times in my mind main, to become a personal victor over his brother,

before sitting down to my desk. When there the the point in difference having no special importanco

work becomes one of memory rather than of creation, with the public. We take up another religious news.

and the writing is apt to run off glibly enough. A paper, and we find it upholding a bigot who refuses letter which I received some years since from the the use of his pulpit to one whose blameless life, and French historian, Thierry, who is totally blind, urged noble genius, and gentle good fellowship win the love

me by all means to cultivate the habit of dictation to of every man with whom he is brought into associa

which he had resorted; and James, the eminent nov. tion, because his sectarian affiliations are not identical

elist, who has adopted his habits, finds it favorable to with those of the editor. ... At this moment, a mail facility of composition. But I have been too long accomes in. The first document we take from the pile

customed to my own way to change, and, to say the is an 'Address on the state of Knox College, delivered

truth, I never dictated a sentence in my life for publiby Rev. Edward Bercher, D.D., before the citizens of cation without its falling so flat on my ear that I felt Galesburg, I.' It occupies, with its shameful story,

almost ashamed to send it to the press. I suppose it is sixteen newspaper columns, showing how the college habit. has literally been rent in pieces by movements having

"One thing I may add. My manuscript is usually their basis in a sectarian strife between Presbyterians

too illegible (I bave sent you a favorable specimen) for and Congregationalists. If the address be true, nothing

the press, and it is always fairly copied by an amanuless than rascality has been at work there, rooting out

ensis before it is consigned to the printer, I have acPresident Blanchard, grieving and disgusting the stu companied the antograph with these explanations, dents, ruining the hopes and thwarting the aims of a which are at your service if you think they will have hundred Christian families who had come in to educate interest for your readers. My modus operandi bas their children...

the merit of novelty, at least I never heard of any "As these things followed one another, the exclama history monger who has adopted it besides myself. I tion sprang unbidden to our lips : How long? How remain, dear sir, very truly yours, long shall Christian men quarrel in the name of Chris

WM. H, PRESCOTT." tianity? How long shall partisan feeling in the Christian church disgust the world with Christians LIFE FROM THE DEAD.—The Newburyport and with their religion? How long shall religious newspapers engage their most powerful efforts in per

Herald announced, some time ago, the loss of a sonal attacks, or disputes upon points of little practical pilot belonging to that place in the following importance to the world? .... How long shall the brief but emphatic sentence: Jesuit point to the conflicts, growing out of private judgment,' between sects that are counted by fifties, "All that we know-all that will ever be known, as his comment on the sin of forsaking the infallible till the ocean shall give up its dead, is that the sturdy rule of Rome How long shall the world repel the ap man and brave, tho useful citizen and valued public peals of the real Christian by referring him to such officer, has disappeared in the wayes," fruits and developments of Christianity as are represented in the cases we have cited? . How long

The same paper of the next day has the folshall those who represent religion to the world be al

lowing : lowed to prove to the world that the religion they pro. fess has not liberalized or softened them, but has rather "The Pilot RECOVERED.-The day of miracles is intensified their selfishness by concentrating it, and

past--so it has, and let it go; but so long as Michsel embittered their temper by yoking it with partisan Stevens, Jun., shall live, we shall look upon bim sub zeal!"

one risen from the dead. While we were all lamente

ing that tbis worthy man was gone, and the flags had PRESCOTT'S MODE OF WRITING. — In former drooped in mourning for the dead; while people wera numbers of The National much has been said stopping each other at the corners of the streets to talk

over the matter, and some were raising a subscription relative to the blind, their ingenuity, and the for the benefit of his family; after we had published obstacles overcome by many of them in various his obituary, and already had another paragraph writmechanic arts. An exceedingly interesting

ten, calling for a material testimonial to aid the widow letter accompanied the reply to a request for a

and orphansmas suddenly as though he had fallen from

the heavens above, Captain Stevens, yesterday, at cott's manuscript to be copied noon, appeared in our streets. Wildly the story goes

page of Mr. Pr

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