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appears to fancy so big and immeasurable. nations, but his own spirit he could not subThe hundred years will come, and they will due. That arm that was mighty in the batsee the wreck of whole generations. Every tle, was powerless before the passions of his living thing that now moves on the earth, heart, for it could not reach them. While will disappear from it. The infant that weeping for a world upon which to display now hangs on its mother's bosom, will his valor, an invisible one was within hinonly live in the remembrance of his grand self, peopled with a race alien to his moral children. The scene of life and intelligence powers, that bade defiance to all the terrors that is now before me, will be changed into of their array. The sources of the nobler the dark and loathesome forms of corrup- aspirations of his being were stopped, and tion. The people who now hear me, will cease he was left subject to such feelings as rankle to be spoken of, their memory will perish from in the soul of the Demon. He was a slave the face of the country, their flesh will be to Depravity. He was a moral coward. deroured by worms; the dark and creeping Another name has had a place in song, things that live in the holes of the earth, and trembled on the lips of the orator as will feed upon their bodies: their coffins that of the hero. Was he such? While he will have mouldered away and their bones could direct the affairs of an empire, it rebe thrown up in the new made grave. And quired more than the forces of an empire to is this the consummation of all things? Is govern and keep his own soul in its proper this the final end and issue of man? Is place. In vain were his efforts put forth tu there nothing beyond time and the grave to calm the conflicting emotions of his untualleviate the gloomy picture-to chase away tored passions. The mis-directed aspirathese dismal images? Must we sleep for- tions of his soul could only be compassed ever in the dust, and bid adieu to the light by the allied forces of a World. And they of Heaven.-Dr. Chalmers.
could only perform the mighty task when Chance had hurled him from the dizzy height
upon which he had been led by Ambition, For the Monthly Miscellany.
and confined him within the limits of a desTRUE HEROISM.
olate island. He feared not the terrors of BY J. L. MCCLOUD.
war. He could calmly listen to its thunder,
and gaze unmoved upon slaughtered armies, True Heroism is virtue reduced to prac- but he trembled when he heard the tumult tice. To be great is to be good; and to be of the war that was waged in his own soul. good is to be virtuous; or, in other words, it He was not a hero! He was a coward and is to check the growth of propensities whose a slave! Though he feared not the gloom tendency is to erase from the soul its traces of the grave, he had not the courage to do of a moral nature, and to bring man down right lest he should be arrayed before a darkto a level with the brute.
er gloom in his own bosom. His courage He deserves the fame of a hero, who, in was diseased. He would spill the blood of all his intercourse with his God and his fel. his fellow-men agaivst the commands of his low-men, exercises a proper control over that God, to escape the upbraiding of self. arrangement of desires and feelings that fill He has the elements of true heroism who the human heart. “He that ruleth his own dares to do right ever, and to leave the issue spirit, is greater than he that taketh a city," with God, and, like the bard of inspiration, says the wise man.
"fear no evil, trusting in the rod and staff of The world was made desolate by a warrior, dehovah." and it gave to him the fame of a hero. He He must fear no sword save the sword of compassed its borders, and all trembled in truth; he must tremble before no threatenthe grasp of his ambition. He could subdue lings but those of God and his own con
science. He must dare to stand up a man, only as the dream of a freed spirit. The though the world frown upon him, ot devils fame of those who have opposed dangers, be arrayed against him, or hell be opening aiming only at the liberty of the body, may at his feet. His life must be a continual shine through time, and justly; but it will practice of the resolution to deny self, serve be lost in eternity, aye, swallowed up in the man and glorify God. There is a calmness blaze of the lustre that shall be shed from of soul that looks forth from the eye of such the memory of those whose sacrifice was for a man, that may be disturbed neither by the the eternal principle which is in man. fear of man or the future. His spirit quen- Thon shall be, whose warfare bas been ches the fear of everything but the fear of waged in behalf of Right, stand erect before God and the violation of right. It was such God and the assembled nations, bearing in a spirit that gave character to the actions of his gift of an eternal reign with Christ, the the Savior (f the World. It was such a evidences of true heroism. Go to that spirit that buoyed up the members of his
“Bourne whence no traveller returns," infant church, while the disturbed world was sending over them its waves of persecu. and view there the soul that is red with the tion. It was such a spirit that anima'ed the blood of murdered nations. It finds no souls of martyrs, and caused them to break place where to escape the withering glance out in strains of exultation while they felt of the Eternal. View there the calm spirit the application of the engines of torture and of a Judson, as on seraph wing it approaches of death. It was such a spirit that could the feet of Jesus, followed by ten thousand transform into triumphal chariots, the rery trophies of his victorious march through the flames that were curling around their quiv. realms of heathen darkness. Which is the ering flesh, while at the stake they felt the hero pow? The one, while on earth, openagonies of dissolving nature. This was He- ed the grave, and put there a million unpreroism. And he who possesses, and whose pared to meet the scenes of eternity. The actions are marked by the snirit of the reli- other spent a life in making smooth the path gion of Jesus Christ, has, in every sense, the that led to Heaven. Mark the contrast of elements of a true hero.
their course while on earth. The one left in Deep einotions move the American at the his trail, blackened fields, burning towns, recital of incidents which display the valor orphan children, phrensied mothers, blood of those who were engaged in the Revolu- and famine; the other created among men tion. And he should be moved at each re- one general interest, bound their hearts into currence of the scenes of "76. To him, that one great heart, and sent thrilling through is is a bright page upon which is recorded the the eternal principles of Love and Fidelity. history of those struggles. Deeds are upon Such spirits are called for by this age, that page, whose lustre shall be glorious un- the morals of which are made desolate by til the end of time. Names are there that the reign of vice. The East, the West, the are also engraven upon the heart of every North and the South, send a pleading voice American, who is worthy of his country.' on every gale, declaring that mind is strug. that shall never be erased from those hearts' gling to be freed from the grasp of Error, 60 long as they shall be warmed by the and the tyranny of Passion. We hear, too, flow of life. But a period shall come when the voice of mind, in consumptive tones, dethe benefits resulting from those conquests, claring that the issue of its struggles is yet glorious as they were, shall cease. That in uncertainty. It is groaning under the liberty that was purchased at the price of cankerings of false doctrines, and the scour. blood and of scars, reaches not into eternity ges of wicked institutions. Moral desola. -it must be forgotten in the grave, or, if tions are visible in every quarter. Hell emembered at all, it shall bu remembered seems to have unloosed the Angel of DarkDess, and to have sent him forth to plant one dent, was in the act of slipping out upperfoot upon the land, and the other upon the ceived, when a voice was heard sea, thus to scatter ruinous influences over
"Dr. Clark is about to leave the confereach continent and every igland. To those, ence, Mr. President."
President- You inust not go out, Dr. then, who profess to be engaged in a war-la
Clark.” fare against the powers of darkness, there Dr. C.-"I must sir." are glorious prospects. An enemy worthyl President_“ You must not, Dr. Clark." the exercise of their arms is in the field.— Dr. C.-"I will, sir. You state, sir, that "The spirits of martyrs, with angel voices, we are not to tell our wives the subject that are calling to them from on high, with words is about to be brought forward ; I want to of encouragement. Filled with rapture and hear nothing that I cannot tell my wife; I crowned with splendor, the divine messages tell her everything. Those who bave talkaare flying from sphere to sphere, making tive wires may refrain from telling them ;anthems with the harmony of the future, but mine is not guch ; what is deposited wooing them on to those conflicts in which with her is kept eafely.'' it should be their chief joy, as it is their President—"Very good, doctor; you may highest privilege to engage. The angel of stop, as your wife can keep a secret." Justice, and the angel of Mercy, will fight A REMARKABLE MAN. with those who go forth armed to re-establish among men the empire of righteousness, At a temperance meeting held, not lorg and the reigo of love."
since, in Alabama, Col. Lemanousky, who Many may fall in the strife. Many will had been twenty-three years a soldier in the fall. Some shall expire upon the field of armies of Napoleon Bonaparte, addressed battle at home, others abroad, while invad- the meeting. Ho arose before the audience, ing the province of Heathenism. But the tall, erect and vigorous with a glow of health remembrance and influence of each shall re- upon his check, and said:
I 'You see before you a man 70 years of main upon earth like a "ray of the glory of|.... God," while their spirits in heaven, shall
age. I have fought 200 battles, have 14
wounds on my body, have lived 30 days on hold sweet communion for evermore, with
horseflesh, with the bark of trees for my the spirits of those whom their valor has
bread, snow and ice for my drink, the canorescued from the eternal condemnation.
py of heaven for my covering, without stockThen stand up Mes upon the field,
ings or shoes on my feet, and with only rags For God and Right engaging,
for my clothing. In the desert of Egypt I Put on, of Truth, its sword and shield,
have marched fire days with a burning sun And go where war is raging.
upon my naked head, feet blistered in the The blood of Error must be spilled,
scorching sand, and with eyes, nostrils and And Darkness must be scattered, False Reason's gibbering tongue be stilled,
mouth filled with dust and with a thirst so And Falsehood's dome be shattered. tormenting that I have opened the veins of KALAMAZOO THEO. SEM., 1852.
my arins and sucked my own blood! Do you ask how I could have survived all thesa
ko'rors? I answer, that under the proviDR. CLARK AND HIS WIFE.
dence of God, I owe my preservation, my
health and vigor, to this fact, that I never Ar a Conference, once, a subject was drank a drop of spirituous liquor in my life: about to be introduced, which the preachers and Baron Larry, chief of the Medical Staff were not to disclose even to their wives.- l of the French army, has stated it as a fact, Dr. Clark, who was seated in one of the that the 6000) survivors who safely returned front seats on the floor of the chapel, par- from Egypt, were all of them men who abo tially sheltered from the eye of the Presi'etained from the use of ardent spirits."
EDITORIAL MISCELLANIA. the consequence when popular principles
mam prevail? What indeed is the character and Thurlow Weed, who is now in France, what are the principles of those who will be says, "there is less than po hope for the in- thrown up, in these revolutions, and become dependence of Hungary." This may be the leaders and guides of the people? Are very correct but it is certainly a little beyond they men, who will give us a second edition the comprehension of most readers. That of Robespierre and Marat? Or are they such there is no hope, many believe and deplore. as will give their power to the beast, and Millions of hearts are feeling an intense ex- while they give political liberty, shall fetter citement on that question, and their hearts, and bind the immortal mind, and hinder its palpitating at each arrival of news, throb upward risings? There is so much doubt with intense emotion. If these millions do about these matters that the good whose not see the liberties of Hungary and other hearts have become interested in the adnations of Europe seeured, they will at least vancement and elevation of man, may well transmit their desires and aspirations to as rejoice with trembling, as enterprises are many more, who will follow in the track of crowned with success which have an influtheir predecessors. But we are forced to the ence on the great future of political history. conviction, that liberal views must in the Whether there will be an entire wreck of nature of things, constantly increase and be social institutions, the good as well as the more and more developed in the future. evil being overthrown, and a new construc. The influence of the many, whose cause is tion of society on the principles of the sojust, must extend. The despots of Europe cialists and the Red Republicans,is a matter are now in the condition of the man, who of doubt. If so, great as the evils now exhas grasped the neck of a deadly serpent.-- isting may be, it is doubtful whether the His whole strength is required in the onset good of man will be promoted by the to hold fast his fearful foe, and as his powers change. cannot always hold out when exerted to Every man of enlarged and lenightened their utmost extent, he imagines that the views, must be convinced that there is yet writhing of his enemy is constantly becom- wanting much, that is necessary to the pering more violent, and that he is sliding manent good and lasting happiness of the through his grasp—that the deadly fangs masses. And until learning shall be gener are already within a few inches of his face ally diffused, and the principles of a liberal, and that the fatal blow will soon be struck. a Bible Christianity shall be understood and His exertions, and his terror both reduce his appreciated by the millions, it may be ques. strength, until his powers fail, and his ene- tioned wliether any change of government my gains an easy conquest. Such reader will secure the blessings of liberty, and the we believe to be the condition of the crown- pursuit of happiness to the people. ed heads of Europe at this time. The America is now receiving the thousands of mighty influences at vork are too strong al. Europe, many of whom are imbued with a ready to be stemmed, only with all the force spirit, which if universal, would subvert in a which can be brought to bear against them. day all the institutions of our country which While the force of the onward wave is every make us the wise and happy people we are moment becoming greater, made stronger by at the present. It is most likely that those its own effort, and increased by an outside who are left behind are of the same element, pressure, it must by and by force its way and if so, then if there are republics to be through all obstacles, and the destruction of formed, they will doubtless be of a different opposing influences will be the more sure character from that of ours and wanting in and complete. But the questions come to those elements which ennoble the American the heart of every good man, what will be people.
It is very fashionable, these days, to make injury, at least apparently, and in a moment, Editorial excursions, and a connection with ran through the cars, and resumed his sta. the Corps Editorial bas compelled me, bow. tion. But I presume be will not renew his erer unwillingly, to make the experiment, adventure. stil zire to the readers of the Miscellany a In due season, I arrived at Pontiac, and Exit history of my adventures, escapes, and found it much changed, as well as the road chate?e else may be thought worthy of leading thereto. After having attended to be'ng named.
the business which brought me to this place Let it be remembered, then, that, on the and finding a wagon in which was seated a lld of March, 1852, after much deliberation map of a social aspect, who was to pass up az i many careful inquiries, I came to the through Rochester, I had a strong desire to curiction that it might be very consistent see the place where reside many of the forwith the duty I owe to a large circle of|mer worthy patrons of the Miscellany, in electable readers, to make a tour, and mark days when its testimony was less strong Ekaterer of interest I might discover. Un against spirits and spirituous influences. But der this conviction, I started, pot carpet-bag in taking a seat with my new friend, I had n kand, for that very needful appendage was entirely overlooked the fact that he had im tely forgotten, and remained quietly at bibed pretty largely, and that he had a very brae, during the eventful pilgrimage. I, fine team, which it was his great pride to Leverer, found my way to the Pontiac De- display to the best advantage. He soon pot expecting to have some experience of was so absorbed in his triumphs, that he
pe pleasures which have been said and doubtless imagined himself the veritable ist about this famous road. To my very Pegasus, and supposed he was wheeling gruable surprise, I found the cars moving amid the clouds, and that the tremendous
beautifully and pleasantly; in this re- shower of mud was the twinklings of light pect. I had a contrast of anything I had from stars unseen until this triumphant cirDected. In fact, worthy reader, the Pon- cuit amid upper worlds, had brought him at La Rulroad is nobly redeemed. And the once within the sphere of their light, which, beklese vight, who once moved over the at his mighty speed, was soon passed, and hal at the expense of everything that could other glories burst forth to fill their places. be bruken, now may, if he will, pass the Suffice it, that a few moments decided me whole length of the way, with a pleasure that I was very far out of the sphere in which se trasting strongly with his state of mind, Heaven designed I should move. And I then pressed down and shaken together, in soon prevailed upon Pegasus to suffer me to is former trips.
return to earth, and again to the worldly Although the trip was one of pleasure to pursuits to which I had been accustomed. me, it was not without an incident, which My friend of the fiery steeds, urged me to caine Dear being of a very painful character. farther companionship, but as I was by this Oa very pleasant baggage-man (for they time literally covered with earth, I was are such a one nov on the Pontiac Rail. hardly in a state to listen to his exhortations tad) was standing at the side-door of the to a higher life. I, therefore, bade him adieu. magzage-car, protruding his person a little I now plodded my way amid the mud, in ing far, when he came in contact with an a more sober way, cheered with the glee. old car remaining stationary near the track, some song of birds, which were more wel. Then he was rolled between the cars, to the come from the fact that it was the first greet. ad of them, and fell to the ground. It is ing after an absence of months. The glad Very doubtfal if he could have passed be- chirp of the red-breast, and the peculiar tween the cars, if they had been at rest. But notes of the blue-bird and the sparrow, and it was wonderful, be received no permanent l others of my feathered friends, found a