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His wife and daughter implored him to and have but one desire, to be let alone to change his resolution. They avowed their die." willingness again to undergo the toils and Gen, Austin did let the old man alone, privations of emigration, and if necessary cancelled the order for his banishment, and prepare for a new home in the wilderness. was ever after his steadfast friend. But prayers and entreaties were alike in S- the private Secretary, made anothvain. To every argument Martin Brown er visit to the Green Heart Grove, and the gave the same auswer in a calm and sad
beautiful Emma is now the wife of an emivoice :
nent lawyer, and a “bright particular star" “I chose my place of burial the first day of fashion's sphere at Galveston. I set eyes on my little grove, and I shall
Martin died at last in peace, and was buri. not now change my mind.”
ed in his beloved grove, (at his special rereturned, deeply smitten with the quest,) in a most fantastic manner-standscene he had witnessed, and related to Gen. ing erect, in a full hunter's costume ; with Austin the singular state of facts, and inter- his hand raised towards heaven and his load. ceded urgently for a relaxation of the law, led rifle on his left shoulder. which rested in the discretion of the colonial chief. “You have allowed yourself to be smit
| “Of those great principles of duty, which ten by the beautiful Emma,” said Austin
are the foundations of all domestic, individwith a smile. s— tried to look indignant, which ef
ual and public morals-family rights and obfort merely rested in a burning blush.
ligations—which one has not been publicly
scorned, and is not habitually disregarded ! "I will go and see Martin myself,” added
The reverential obedience of children to pathe General," but he will have to make out
rents, is a dim recollection of a less enlighta pretty strong case to alter my determina
ened age: the sanctity of the marriage tie is tion."
obliterated in the advocacy of the freedom When Austin arrived in the evening at of
the evening at of divorce, and the assertion of the chimerhis destination, the family of the grove were
ical rights of women. Respect for age, and almost distracted with grief. Brown's coun
veneration for the dead, promise no returns tenance alone wore its usual mask of tran
for our outlays, and are therefore cashiered quility. His story as told to Gen. Austin
as sentiments unworthy of our intellectual was simple as it was brief.
advancement. These cankers of our cos"It is true," he said, “I was in the Pen-metic tranquility have eaten their way into itentiary of Kentucky ; but I was in the the very heart of society, which is thus left Legislature before I was in the State Prison, without the regulating influence of the vital and while a member of the Senate opposed principle within: without the moral restraint with all my might the manufacture of so of unquestioned obligations: and is wholly many Banks. Those Banks soon afterwards given up to the fluctuating and factitious beggared thousands, among them me and guidance of transient expediences. How the my children. I was then tempted, in order hollowness and corruption of the age are ilto save my family, to perpetrate a forgery, lustrated by the demoralization of the vicious to do that on a small scale, which the State eras which have preceded it? The pages of and Banks had long been doing on a large Aristophanes and Thucydes, of Machiavell one. I paid the forfeit of my crime. While and Guicciardini, portray the rotteness of our the grand swindlers rolled in affluence, I present social system as clearly, and not less pined in a felon’s dungeon. Having served truthfully, than the philosophic expositions out my time, I resolved no ver again to com- of Combe, or the wild declamations of Care mit another wrong. I have kept my word, lyle."-Southern Lit. Messenger.
| lent, though in no way equal to the Italian, THE CELTIC RACE.
and inferior, in some respects to the Slavo
nian and Peninsular races. From the remotest period of historical nar
The musical stive—usually called history—the abode of a
ear of the race is tolerably good: in litera
ture and science, they follow method and orthe Celtic race was Gaul, on this side of the
| der, and go up uniformly to a principle; in Alps-the present country called France - 1
the ordinary affars of life they despise order This was the country Cæsar subdued and
economy, cleanliness; of tu-morrow, they formed into a Roman province. But long
take no thought; regular labor-unremitprior to this time the Celtic race had over
ting, steady, uniform, productive labor-they fosed its barriers, crossing the Alps, peo
hold in absolute horror and contempt. Iraspling the north of Italy, and making perma
cible, warm-hearted, full of deep sympathies, Det settlements there—the Gallia Cisalpina
dreamers on the past, uncertain, treacherous, ef Roman writers. They had sacked Rome,
gallant and brave. They are not more courthey had burst into Greece, and plundered
| ageous than other races, but they are more the Temple of Delphi. War and plunder
warlike.-Knor's Races of Men. bloodshed and violence, in which the race deegbt, was their object. From Brendus to Napoleon, the war cry of the Celtic race was,
THE MÆLSTROM. "To the Alps-to the Rbine!” This game, stieb still engages their whole attention, The mælstrom is a cnrrent, or motion of has now been played for nearly four thou- the sca of Norway, the effects of which are sud years. I do not blame them: I pretend no less singular than dangerous. Between not to censure any race: I merely state facts, Lofoden and Moskoe, the depth of water is either quite obvious or borne out by histo)- | between thirty-six and forty fathoms, when r. War is the game for which the Celt is it is flood; the stream runs up the country made Herein is the forte of bis physical with fearful rapidity, and the roar of its imad moral character; in stature and weight, petuous ebb towards the sea, is scarcely
a race, inferior to the Saxon; limbs muscu- equalled by the loudest cataracts, the noise laz and vigorous, torso and arms seldom at being heard several leagues off, and the vortaining any very large development, hence tex so powerful as to absorb every ship that the extreme rarity of athletæ amongst the comes within its attraction. It is then beatrace: bands, broad; fingers, squared at the en to pieces against the bottom, and when Daints; step, elastic and springy; in muscu- the water is smoother, its fragments are a energy and rapidity of action, surpassing thrown up again. But these intervals of all other European races. Cæterius paribus tranquility happen only at the turn of the
-that is, weight for weight, age for age, ebb and flow, and last but a quarter of an stature for stature—the strongest of men.- hourWhales often come too near the His natural weapon is the sword, which he stream, and are overpowered by its violence. veztt never to have abandoned for any oth- | It is then impossible to describe their howl. er. Jealous on the point of honor, his self-ings and bellowings in their fruitless attempts respect is extreme; admitting of no practical to disengage themselves. A bear once atjekes; an admirer of beauty of color and tempting to swim from Lofoden to Moskoe beanty of form, and therefore a liberal patron to prey upon the sheep in that Island, was of the fine arts. Inventive, imaginative, he caught by the stream and borne down, while leads the fashionable all over the civilized he roared so terribly as to be heard on shore. world Most new inventions, etc., in the In the year 1645, the stream roared with arts, may be traced to him; they are then ap- such noise and impetuosity that on the island propriated by the Saxon race, who apply of Moskoe, the very stones of the houses iber to useful purposes. His taste is excel. I fell to the ground.
single line of poetry; yet what towering vig. IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.
or and swinging ease appeared all at once in
"Glorious Jubu.” Milton had, indeed, writThou who deniest the immortality of the
ten "Comus” at twenty-eight, but he was soul! Go stund before the everlasting bills,
upwards of fifty when he began liis great which have from the bıginning of time bid
work. Cowper kuew not b's own might till defiance it once to the bolts of beaven and n
he was far beyond thirty, and his “Task” the stornis of earth, and be rebuked. Gol
was not written till about bis fiftieth year.look upon thy dying fellow-see him writh
Sir Walter Scott was also awards of thirty ing under the death sting of a guilty cou
before be published his “Minstrelsy," and all science-gaze with himn through the lurid
his greatness was yet to come. rifts of his dissipating uubelief, while the dark reflections of the firme flickers upon his distorted features---flanie of that fire
WONDERFUL DISCOVERY. which shall burn without quenching--and be admonished. Go look with the failing The Fairmount (Va) True Virginian, good man, about whose ears this earthly house is falling, through the telescope of . We are informed by Cul Harmond and faith ; far beyond, the clouds of darkness of oth
1 of others, that a portivu of a regularly Macadthis life, he sees the fixed stars of a higher
"jamized road has lieen discovered on the op. heaven, and the brightness and splendore
posite side of the river from this place.which is to come. Go witness the last end we have not seen it ourselves, but learn it of that man, and be converted. Go kneel
extends pretty much along the bank of the with the rejected—who came to seek and river. It is about fifteen feet in widih, and to save that which was losi--as drop by drop the track well graced. The bed of stone he pays the sum of blood, without which seems to be about two inches thick, and there is no iemission--gu stand by lis reek- made prec
made precisely after the plan of our Macing cross, till his last breath wafts the news and
| adamized roads, the stone being boken to to eartb that "it is finished," and be como about the same size as that used for our forted. Then shalt thou no more doubt the roads. The discovery was inade by washimmortality of thy soul.
ing away of a lill-side which partially corered the road. When and by w liat race of
people this road was nade is mknown at DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLECT.
the present day, but it gives evidence of the
existence of a population bere at some forCHATTERTON wrote all his beautiful things,
| mer age of the world, as far advanced in civexhausted all his hopes of life, and saw no-lilization, or at least in the ait of road makthing better than death, at the age of eight-ling
age of eiguring, as ourselves. There was found in the een. Burns and Byron died in their thirty- bed of the road ine stump of a chestnut seventh year, and, doubtless, the strengih of tree, wbich was ascertained to be 150 years their genius was over. Raffnelle, after fill-old at least an
old at least, and how much oder, our ining the world with dirine beauty, perished
| formant cuuld not icll, as the stump was also at thirty-seven; Mozart earlier. These
-seven; Mozart earlier. These hulluw." might have produced still greater works.Ou the other hand, Havdel was forty-eight before he gave the world “assurance of a A SAFE INVESTMENT.-Dr. Franklin,speak. man.”. Dryden came up to London from ing of vducation says, “If a man empties the provinces, dressed in Norwich drugger, his purse into his head, no mini can take it somewhat alvore the age of thirty, and did, away from bim. An investment in knuwe not even then kuow that he coud write a I lodge always pays the best interest."
THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN.
this earth, in the universe of worlds, is like
a cork on the great ocean, and himself like Great though man is, intellectually, still a beautiful butterfly which dances in the all the knowledge which he possesses is as
warm sunbeam. tanity, compared to the great mysterious un
It may be acknowledged that man can known-that which he does not know. He know but little of those immen:
Ha know but little of those immensities which makes the lightning his messenger, and sends
are so far removed from the sphere in which Fords of hope, love, or fear to distant pla
he dwells, but it is different with those ces on its fiery wings. He takes iron from
things which are brought under his strict obthe mine and wood from the forest: of the servation. The knowledge which man has coe he makes his steed, and the other his accuinulated in all the generations of his exdriver, and away he roars on the iron track istence, forms but a small mound in comparifaster than the eagle cleaves the air. He son with the unknown. thross his bridge over the sea; and his iron No machine hath yet been built which cords span the yawning chasm, where Ni- can cleave the air like the swallow, or dwell agara's water runs dark and deep. amid the storm like the “Petrel.” Nosteam
The ocean billows are smoothed by the or other engine ever constructed, can give wheel of his steamship; he pierces through out such an amount of power every day the Alps with the chisel and drill: he makes with three pounds of fuel, as the human mahis pathway under great rivers, and walks chine, wlrich, in a fail grown man, consumes dry-sbod beneath the keels of huge ships.- only three pounds of food. All this he does, and much more by the force In apparently very simple things, we know of his splendid mind--that constructive fac- comparatively little. Who can detect that alty implanted in him by his great Creator. / influence in a bank note which carries disBot great though man is intellectually, and ease and death from an infected person to rast thou th the powers of his mind are, to another, hundreds of miles distant? Plagues comprehend and plan; extensive as is his and fearful diseases are carried on the wings koowledge of things in earth, water, air and of the winds, but no chemist, by the most skv. still all this but teaches him that be refined analysis, has been able to detect the knows nothing in comparison with that subtle destroyer, which tells man "be dwells which is far beyond his ken.
in a cottage of clay, and is crushed before The astronomer hath constructed his tele
| We enter the flowery garden, and one scope six feet in diameter, and with it he be- sense tells us there are substances floating in boldeth clearly five hundred times farther the atmosphere which bave been cast off by than he can with his naked eye; with it, he the rustling rose and geranium, to give plea- ' bath made many discoveries in the starry sure to the mind; but those substances canheavens, for he can tell the height of the not be seen by the eve, heard by the ear, nor mountains and the depth of the valleys in felt by the hands; they are too fine for the the moon.
scale of the chemist. His weigbt and measHe hath counted other systems besides our ure are yet far too coarse to weigh an atom, own solar corner of the universe; but these or circumscribe its dimensions; and hero may things only impress more strongly upon his lie some of the secrets of those substances mind the simple fact, “he is but a babe in which, for want of a better term. chemists knowledge."
give the name of “isomeric compounds.” He sees double, triple, and quadruple stars; In the organic cell of the loftiest and lowone red, another blue, and crowned with re. liest known existences, there is a world bevolving rings, and another oscillating like yond the search of the most powerful microa pendulum; and viewing these immensities, scope that has yet been constructed. If there the conclusion is forced upon bis mind, that is an overpowering sense of man's ignorance
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derived from an examination of the immen-lous country, and were held in such high esities of the universe, as strong a sense of teem that a male and female were valued at our ignorance is derived from the contempla- thirty pounds, English money. We are told tion of a single molecule of matter, or the that when Alexander was in India, he found universe of a drop of water.
them flying wild, in vast numbers on the It is not to be supposed, however, that be- banks of the river Hyarotis, and was so cause many things are now hidden and se- struck with their beauty, that he laid a sercret to us, they will always remain so.- ere fine on all who should kill or disturb There is a limit to the mental grasp of man; them. Nor are we surprised at it, as the beyond it be cannot go, but the world is full Greeks were so much struck with the beauty of wonders yet to be discovered. Nature of this bird, when first brought among them, hath already revealed many of her secrets that every person paid a fixed price for seeand she will tell us many more.
ling it, and several people came from LaceThe qualities of a great and good discove- dæmon and Thessaly purely to satisfy their rer and inventor, are, a good judgment, com- cnriosity. mon sense, reflection, industry, observation, Like other birds of poultry the peacock and arrangement. Newton was pre-emi- feeds on corn, though its predilection is for nently distinguisbed for those qualities; and barley. But it is a very proud and fickle by the falling of an apple, his observing bird, there is scarcely any food that it will mind took up that which, to all others had, not at times covet and pursue. Insects and since the world began, excited no curious tender plants are often sought at a time that emotion; and it led to the dis zovery of that it has a sufficiency of natural food provided law which binds the sweet ipfiuences of the more near. Pleiades, guides the planets in their course! The pea-hen seldom lays above five or six in the stellar heavens.
eggs in this climate before she site. ArisEvery man who has the least ambition to totle describes her as laying twelve in her extend the borders of our knowledge--and native clime. She may be thus prolific, for oh, what a field there is before us still- it is certain that in the forests where they should observe, reflect, arrange, and gather breed naturally, they are numerous beyond up facts, for science is but a collection of expression. The bird lives about twenty well arranged truths.--Scientific American. years, and not until its third year has it that
beautiful and variegated plumage that adoms
its tail. THE PEACOCK.
In the Kingdom of Cambaya, says Tar.
ener, near the city of Barock, whole flocks SIxce the introduction of peacocks into of them are seen in the fields. They are Independence Square, much inquiry bas shy, however, and it is impossible to come been made respecting its history and habits. near. They perch at night upon trees, and Goldsmith says, that peacocks were first in the fowler often approaches them with a troduced into England from the East Indies, kind of banner on which a peacock is paintand it is asserted that vast flocks are stiil ed to life on either side. A lighted torch is in a wild state on the Islands of Java and fixed on the top of this decoy; and the peaCeylon. So beautiful a bird, he adds, and cock when disturbed flies to what it takes one esteemed such a delicacy at the table of for another, and is then caught in a roose the luxurious, could not continue to be long prepared for that purpose. at liberty in its distant retreats. So early as There are varieties of this bird, some of the days of Solomon, we find in his navies, which are white, others crested ; that which among the articles imported from the East, is called the Peacock of Thibet is the most apes and peacocks. Ælian relates that they beautiful of the feathered creation, containwere brought to Greece from some barbar-'ing in its plumage all the most varied colors,