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attend an exclamation, and said that her leg nervous attacks; she was spending some was gefting well. She alighted from the car time at the seaside for change of air, but the vithont assistance, and no longer requiring evening gun, fired from the vessel in the the aid of crutches, she ran into the church. bay at eight o'clock, was always a signal Then she returned home the villagers gather for a nervous attack--the instant the report ed about her, scarcely believing that it was was heard she fell back insensible as if she index-i the girl who had left them in such a had been shot. Those about her endeavorTretched, state, iw they saw her running led, if possible, to withdraw her thoughts and bounding along, no longer a cripple, but from the expected moment. At length, one active as any among them.' .. evening they succeeded, and while she was
Xot less extraordinary are the cures which engaged in an interesting conversation, the are effected by some sudden agitation.- evening gtin was unnoticed, By and by An alarm of fire has been kuown to restore she asked the hour, and appeared uneasy a patient entirely, or for a time, from a te when she found the hour had passed.' The dious illness. It is no uncommon thing to next evening it was evident that she would kear of the victim of a severe fit of the gout, not let her attention be withdrawn; the wboar feet have been utterly powerless, run-gun fired and she swooned away, and when ang nimbly away from some approaching revived another fainting fit succeeded, as if danger. Poor Grimaldi, in his declining it were to make up for the preceding evening, puas had almost quite lost the use of his It is told of the great tragic actress, Clalimbs, owing to the most hopeless debility. rion, who had been the innocent cause of Ask at one day by the bedside of his wife, the suicide of a man, who destroyed himself wbu ras ill, word was brought to him that all by a pistol-shot, that ever after, at the exact trend waited below to see him. He got moment when the fatal deed had been perdown to the parlor with extreme difficulty. petrated-one o'clock in the morning-she His friend was the bearer of beavy' news heard the shot. If asleep, it awakened her; which he dreaded to communicate-it was if engaged in conversation it interrupted her; this death of Grimaldi's son, who, though in solitude or in company, at home or retlen and worthless, was fondly loved by travelling, in the midst of revelry or at her the wyr father. The intelligence was bro: devotions, she was sure to hear it at the very ker: as gently as such a sad event could be, moment. : bat in an instant Grimaldi sprung from his The same indelible impression has been chair, his lassitude and debility were gone, made in hundreds of cases, and on persons Lis breathing, which had for a long time of every yariety of temperament, and every been difficult, became perfectly easy-the pursuit, whether cngaged in business, science
a hardly a moment in bounding up the or art, or rapt in holy, contemplation. On tairs which but a quarter of an hour before, one occasion Pascal had been thrown down he had passed with extreme difficulty in ten on a bridge which had no parapet, and his minutes, he reached the bedside, and told | imagination was so haunted for ever after bi- tife that their sot was dead, and as she by the danger, that he always fancied himbarst into an agony of grief he flung himself self on the brink of a steep precipice overinto a chair, and became instantaneously, as hanging an abyss ready to engulf him. This in the brand temchingly described, "an en- illusion had taken such possesšion of his Echled and crippled old man." " on - miud, that the friends who came to converse
The imagination, which is remarkable for with him were obliged to place the chairs on its governable inflacnee, comes into action which they seated themselves, between him D ome oecasions periodically with the and the fancied danger. But the effects on mont precise regularity. A friend once told terror are the best known of all the vagaries pe of a young relation wbo was subject to of the imagination.
A very remarkable case of the influence of spoke on the subject with a dignified calmthe imagination occurred between sixty and ness well becoming the solertm leave-taking seventy years since in Dublin, connected of a monarch; but when he came to speak with the celebrated frolics of Dalkey Island, of the crown he was about to relinquish for It is said Curran and his gay companions ever, his feelings were quite overcome, and delighted to spend a day there, and that the tears rolled down his cheeks: “I leave with them originated the frolic of electing it,” said he, “to my people, and to him whom "a king of Dalkey and the adjacent islands," they may elect as my successor.” This reand appointing his chancellor and all the markable scene is recorded in some of the officers of state. A man in the middle rank notices of deaths for the year 1787. The of life, universally respected, and remarkable delusion, though most painful to his friends, alike for kindly and generous feelings and a was far from an unhappy one to its victim; convivial spirit, was unanimously elected to his feelings were gratified to the last, while fill the throne. He entered with his whole thinking he was occupied with the good of heart into all the humors of the pastime, in his fellow-creatures--an occupation best which the citizens of Dublin so long delight-suited to his benevolent disposition, ed. A journal was kept, called the Dalkey Gazette, in which all the public proceedings
METEOROLOGY. : were inserted, and it afforded great amusement to its conductors. But the mock pa- [From an interesting work entitled Christian Retgeantry, the affected loyalty, and the pre-rospect and Register, a summary of the Scientifie, tended homage of his sabjects, at length be- Moral and Religious Progress of the first half of the gan to excite the imagination of "King / Nineteenth Century.] John,” as he was called. Fiction at length became with him a reality, and he fancied.
This Science, which has for its objects the himself “every inch a king.” His family!
1 phenomena of the atmosphere, has assumed and his friends perceived with dismay and
its present form entirely within the present deep sorrow, the strange delusion which no
century. At the beginning of that period it ithing could shake; he would speak of no
was characterized by two prominent circumsubject save the kingdom of Dalkey and its
stances-one, the possession of the most imgovernment, and he loved to dwell on the va
portant instruments of observation, the barious projects he had in contemplation for
rometer, thermometer, hygrometer, &c., and the benefit of his people, and boasted of his
the other, the recent determination of the high prerogative. He never could conceive
uniform composi tion of the atmosphere at
all accessible heights, and in all countries.. himself divested for one moment of his roy. al powers, and exacted the most profound! Numberless observations have been made deference to his kingly authority. The last with these instruments to determine the vayear and a half of his life were spent in riati ons of temperature, humidity,&c., of parSwift's hospital for lunatics. He felt his ticular places, and to ascertain the laws of last hours approaehing, but no gleam of re- f the atmospheric changes throughout, the turning reason warked the parting scene; to earth. In some places these observations the very last instant he believed himself a have been made hourly for long periods of king, and all his cares and anxieties were time. Observations of this kind, for a peri- , for his people. He spoke in high terms of od of two years in Scotland, were discussed his chancellor, his attorney general, and all by Dr. Brewster in 1827. i. his officers of state, and of the dignitaries of Many attempts have been made to ascerthe church; he reco nmended them to his tain the laws of terrestial heat. The subject.
ngdom, and trusted they might all retain has been investigated mathematically by the high offices which they now held. He the French philosophers, with their accus
tomed zeal Several important problems gives great precision to descriptions of athave been earnestly discussed, such as the mospheric phenomena specific heats of various substances, the prop: At the beginning of our period there was er heat of the earth, &c
no general theory of Winds and Storms, and Among the most interesting of these re
of these re- the want of such a theory was much felt, sults, may be mentioned the conclusions,
Since then, however, the general laws of the that equal volumes of the different gases Wind have, in some most important reshave the same specifie heat: that no appre-pects, been ascertained. The constant winds ciable change of temperate in the Italian cli. of the Tropic have been shown to be owing mate has taken place for two hundred years; to regular changes of the temperature--the that the earth has a proper heat of its own: land and sea breezes to the diurnal variathat its temperature, at a given depth below
tions--the monsoons to the changes of the the surface is invariable at all seasons, and seasons--and the trade winds to the differ. increases with each succeeding increase of
fence of elimate between the equatorial and depth.
A very interesting investigation has reTo Dr. Dalton the world is indebted for
cently been conducted by several eminent some experiments which have ascertained
men, into the nature of the great American the det-point, or the temperature at which
Storms, which has already thrown much dew begins to be deposited. He has also de
also de- light upon this subject. Until a very late termined the composition of the air to be the
e period they were supposed to be merely result of a mechanical mixture, and not of a gales of wind, moving at a high velocity and chemical combination, of its gaseous ele- in a straight line. Mr. Redfield, of New ments
York, suggested that they were rotary, and The law which governs the amount of adduced many observations on the great rain falling in different districts of the earth, Atlantic Storms, which seemed strongly to bas been in some degree ascertained. Arago sustain this view. It was adopted by Col. in 1824-5, traced its regular decrease from Reid of the British army, and supported by the Equator to the Poles. On the Malabar his very numerous observations upon storms coast 123 inches is the annual amount, which in the East and West Indies. A different is reduced in latitude 60° to 17 inches -- theory has been advocated by Prof. Espy, Annual amounts have been ascertained in who maintains, on similar grounds of fact other places far surpassing this: at Parama- land upon established principles of science riboo, 229 inches; in the Western Ghauts, that the direction of the wind in such south of Bombay, 300 inches.
storms, instead of being rotary, is converThe phenomena of dew were ascertained gent towards a centre. The opinions of by a beautiful series of experiments in 1814, scientific men are yet divided on the subby Dr. Wells, in England. He succeeded in ject, and the discussion has developed some connecting them with the temperature as very interesting laws in respect to the caustheir cause, modified by the conducting pow- es, motions, and extent of such phenomena. er of the body on which moisture is deposi- | Many observations have enabled us to asted. The theory thus established, speedily certain the mean direction of the wind at afforded a solution of all the phenomena, particular points. Farther investigations in
An ingenious classification of clouds into this direction have been undertaken by Lt. cirrus, cumdus and stratus, (corresponding Maury, of the Washington Observatory, who to feather-cloud, heap-cloud and layer-cloud has ascertained, from a very extenkive comin German) with their different combina-parison of the records of numerous ships, tions, was proposed in 1803, by Mr. How-that certain winds prevail within given limard. It has been generally accepted, and its much more regularly than bad been sup
posed. The investigation promises great which the Creator hath established. They advantages to mariners, as they may select pleasingly unite with strains of sweet and the paths in which a favorable wind is most solemn harmony. . . generally found; and some important results Music suitably expresses that devotion and of this kind have, it is believed,' been al- sublime delight which religion is fitted to ready attained.
· inspire. Joy is the natural effect. Praise Meteorological observations are now made and song, the proper accompaniment. “Is with great regularity and constancy, and any merry" or glad, “let him sing psalms." over very wide areas. Two of our principal And singing is not only a general expres. States, New York and Pennsylvania, have sion of delight, but an expression of the pre- . recently established stations for this purpose vailing sentiments and passions of the mind: throughout their whole extent. The charac- it can aecommodate itself to the various ter of the questio s now open, and the num: modifications of love and joy--the essence ber and zeal of observers, give promise of of a devotional temper—it hath lofty strains results of high, scientific interest, and of for the sublimity of admiration, plaintiye great practical value.,
acceuts, which become the tear of penitence
and sorrow—it can adopt the humble plea For the Monthly Miscellany. of supplication, or swell the bolder notes of SAORED MUSIC,
thanksgiving and triumph. Yet the influence of Music reaches only to the amiable
and pleasing affections, and hath no expres- , BY WM. M. HAYFORD, M. D.
sion for malignant and tormenting passions. "Music, whence is thy power to thrall each sense, Music not only decently expresses, but
And bind them with a strange yet sweet control, powerfully excites and improves the affecTo bid the tide of feeling, passionate, intense,
'tions. It is the prerogative of this noble art Wave after wave sweep o'er my struggling soul.”
to cheer and invigorate the mind, to still the SACRED Music is an act of devotion so
50 tumultuous passions, to calm the troubled becoming, delightful and excellent, that we thoughts, and fix the wandering attention. find it coeval with the sense of Deity, an- It can strike the mind with solemnity and thorized by all nations, and universally re- awe, or melt with tenderness and lore ; can ceived into the solemnities of public wor- animate with hope and gladness or call forth ship. The book of Psalms, as the name it- the sensation of devout and affectionate sorself imports, was adapted to the voice of row; even separate and unconnected, it can song, and the author of those invaluable odes influence the various passions of the soul, well knew the sweetness, dignity and ani- but it naturally seeks an alliance, and must mation that were hereby added to the sa- be joined with becoming sentiment and lancred service of the Temple. With what guage, in order to produce its full and proprapture does he describe its effects--with er effect, and never is its energy so conspicwhat fervor does he call upon his fellow-uous and delightful as when conseciated to worshippers to join in the delightful duty : the service of religion, aud employed in the “O, sing unto the Lord a new song--sing courts of the living God. Here it displays anto the Lord all the earth--bless his name its noblest use and brightest glory. Here
show forth his salvation from day to day.” aloud it meets with themes that fill the ca
Music is undoubtedly the language of na-pacity of an immortal mind, and claims its ture. It originates from our frame and con-noblest powers and affections. stitution. Do lofty contemplations, 'elevat- What voice of song so honorable, so eleed joy and fervor of affections, give beauty vating, so delightful? To whom shall the ad dignity to language, they also associate hread ascend, if not to Him who first in-' Yith the charmg of Music by a kindred law, spired it? Where shall admiration take its
loftiest flight, but to the throne of the ever- weep as profusely under the power anıl inlasting Jehovah?
fluence of the music of the sanctuary, as the When the imion of the heart and voice pious believer, whose heart is raised to Heaare thus happily arranged—when sublime ven, and who anticipates in the harmony subjects of praise are aecompanied with ex- that strikes his ear, something like the song pressive harmony, and the pleasure of genu- of the redeemed around the Throne.. ine devotion heightened by the charms of Many a lover of music, there is reason to Music, we participate the most pure, ratiori- believe, has gone away from the house of al and exquisite enjoyment, that human na-God, and flattered himself that he has been ture is capable of receiving. The soul, for- exceedingly devout, when, if he would analgetting its confinement with the body, is el-yze the impressions produced upon his mind, erated beyond the cares and tumults of this he would find in them none of the ingredimortal state, and seems, for a while, trans- ents of genuine religion, The mere fact of ported to the blissful regions of love and emotions having been excited among the joy. , ,
., sensibilities of the soul, by the power of The person who sings psalmıs and hymns, music, is totally a different thing from havespecially in the sanctuary, ought to under- ing the affections of the heart wrought up to stand that he is performing an external act a strain of elevated piety. The latter is aeof religious worship. If, therefore, he sing! ceptable to God the former cannot be. We in a thoughtless and irreverent manner, his should sing with the heart, and with the unperformance, instead of being an aet of ac- derstanding also, or all our noise is vain. ceptable homage to the Most High, is no- Without these ingredients, the sweetest muthing short of an act of solenm moekery. It sic that rolls from the tongues of men or anis a thought which ought to paralyze the gels is as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal tongue of every person who engages with Let our music be awed by the presence of . levity in this part of Divine Worship, and Deity, and our . joins with his lipe in the praises of God, is
"Music below will prove while his heart is far froin Him. That, how. An antedate to the bliss above." erer much the music of his voice may add to the solemnity of the sanctuary, and assist
BISHOP HEBER. the devotion of others, the eye of the Omni-1 scient Judge looks down upon him, and
BY ERWIN HOUSE. marks bim as a hypocrite. Every form of worship, in which the heart is not engaged, “WHERE was Moses, when his candle is to Him who searcheth the heart, an abom- went out?” asked a facetious friend, once, of ination.
Reginald Heber. "On Mount, Nebo,” inThere is great danger of mistaking the ex- stantly replied he; "for there he died, and citement of animal feelings, which it is the there his lamp of life may well be said to natural tendency of Musie to produce, for that have gone out,” This is an incident related exereise of humble devotion which is pecu- | by the relatives of Heber, when the latter liar to the experience of the Christian., The was only seven years of age, as evidence of trembling serve, the unconscious tear-drop his remarkable aptitude in retaining ima that steals from the eye, the thrill of delight portant events in the history of the Bible which pervades the system, and the spell No doubt, Heber's attainments, religious which fastens on the soul under the charm- and literary, were of a superior order, a ing influence of a lovely song, are no certain proof of which we have in the fact, that at evidences that our hearts are right with God, the age of thirteen he was admitted to AllThe person who never felt a pang of Godly Souls' College, Oxford, and had then a repsorrow, bor an emotion of Christian joy, may utation equal to many who had completed