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of Kings and the Lord of Lords. His em | future and past, are alike appropriated by pire is all worlds-His subjects are all crea- golden fancy. tures, His kingdom is immutable, His reign We sleep, and revel among the haunts of is eternal"
infancy, or stray with pensive pleasure amid Earth has ever been a battle-ground, and the scenes and delights of riper years. thas must it yet be. Contests without are We wake to the cold passionless substanbut shadows of conflicts within. But the tialities of every day existence. We wake issae of the world's war is not, cannot be that the soul may feel how intimate its assodoubtful Right shall prevail, and peace
ciation with gross materiality. An exile from shall ware her wings over the world.
congenial heaven--the temporary prisoner of
mortality, the soul instinctively recoils from « Truth crushed to earth shall rise again;
the actualities of the present, which do but The eternal years of God are hers;
remind it hourly of its incarceration; and soBut Error, wounded, writhes in pain And dies amid her worshippers."
laces, and compensates itself for the loss of nobler joys by clothing the past and future
with the radiance of the celestial worlds DREAMS.
The perpetual presence of the ministering
angels, Memory and Hope, renders its brief BY PRESIDENT WENTWORTH.
They give vocality to the music to which * Oft in the stilly night,
its ear was primevally attuned ; they irradiWhen slumber's chain hath bound me
ate its dungeon with beamings from their Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me.”
own heaven lighted countenances: they shake
from their wings the dews of immortality for I love to dream. It is a happy faculty--its refreshment. Welcome as are these bles. the grateful bequest of a benevolent Provised messengers, the blessedness of their visi. dence. It lengthens life, converts the hours tations can never be fully appreciated amid claimed by darkness and oblivion into reali- | the glare of sunlight and the turbulence of ty and light. What part of the past bas day. At twilight, the favorite hour of connot been lived over again in dreams? He templation, their joyous eyes peer from heavwho has reached the age of thirty-five, the en into the depths of the soul, like stars calminating point of man's allotted existence struggling with the expiring effulgence of and reviewed the events of all that period in
recent sunset. The melody of their voice the living reality of drcams is already in. I charms the ear when pight has silenced the debted to heaven for the happiness of his
discordant tones of covetuous ness and carkthreescore years and ten. Dreams are like
ing care. But it is only in sleep and dreams the pendant prisms of the chandelier, by
the chandelier, by that they reveal themselves in native loveliwhich a single light is a hundred times reflect.
ness, set time and consistency at defiance, ed, and with hundred fold resplendence.
and pour the golden As the mirror plated ceiling doubles the reflection from every object, and causes the
of other days around us” apartment to seem to be twice its actual It is only in dreams that the white-haired length, so do dreams open up the path in man can bring into blushing existence the magnificent vistas, where ten thousand bril- sprightly forms that once filled his happy liant and pleasurable objects radiate lights, vision. He wakes to the sight of tombstones softened by distance and augmented by rep- and to the tearful memory of shrouds and etition.
coffins. It is in dreams that the exiled emiEvery part of the misty future has already grant visits the blue hills and green vallies been minutely explored in day reveries and from which he has passed away forever. He visions of the night. The broad domains of' wakes to the discomforts of life in the wil.
derness and the remembrance of the abundance which surrounded him in his youthful SINGULAR DISCOVERIES IN EGYPT home. In dreams, bright conceptions illuminate the confined and rocking forecastle A most interesting discovery has been of the lone ship on the night ocean; and the made in Egypt. It was known that there happy tar, lost to the consciousness of dan
exists at Mount Zabarah, situated near the ger and watchings, nausea, and bilge water shores of the Red Sea, a mine of emeralds, is again on shore, and placing his carefully which the Pacha of Egypt caused to be braced footfalls upon the sidewalks of his worked in time past by a Frenchman, M. native village, pacing the firm earth as he Gaillaud, and which has been abandoned er. was wont to do the unstable deck of the er since the reign of Mahomet Ali. tossing bark. Dreams bring to us in all An English company solicited and obtheir freshness and beauty, faces that years tained a short time since, the authorization ago turned to marble and ashes. Dreams to resume the working of this mine, which, restore to those woodland haunts that the it appears, promises still great riches. In hand of cultivation long since desecrated or the recent execution of some important destroyed. Dreams reveal to us the most works in this
moet works in this place, the engineer of the corr. glorious views we ever gel of a future world pany, Mr. R. Allan, has discovered, at a Who has not dreamed of harps and crowns, gres
prowns great depth, the traces of a gallery which of Christ and Heaven? Whose departed derives from the highest antiquity.
He bas caused considerable excavations ones have not thronged his spirit's eyes, while the flesh slumbered heavily on, until
to be made; he has found tools, ancient the tear stole from the closed lid, or the smile
utensils, and a stone, on which is engraved sat upon the countenance of the sleeper ; for
a hieroglyphic inscription. This inscription the memories of the past sweetly blended
proves the truth of the opinion entertained
by the Messrs. Gaillaud and Belzoni, from with the realities of the present and with
appearances of another kind, that the mine blessed anticipations of the future. In de
in question has been worked in the highest lightful dreams,
antiquity. “ The smiles, the tears
It appears on examining the inscription of other years,
on this stone, that the first works of the mine The words of love have spoken."
of Zabarah would go back as far as the reign force themselves upon us as life-like as of Sesostris, who, according to the general when they originally greeted the senses. opinion, lived about the year 1660 before
Dreams and visions were the sacred vehia Christ.--I ndependence Belge. cles of no inconsiderable portion of early revelation. To us, they are not less the vehi
THE FATE OF A LEARNED MAN. cles of revelations of the forgotten past, than to our inspired ancestors of the unknown fu.
A Hard Case. There is a man in Boston, ture. Shall we despise them? Not unless an old man of sixty, who graduated at the We would despise one of the sources of hu- University of Dublin, Ireland; at the age of man happiness. The past I how shall it live twenty-two was admitted as a surgeon in again? How, but in memories, in reveries. I the British Army, and in that capacity visi. in dreams and visions.
ted this country with the English; was pres“ Did not Ossian hear a voice?
ent at the destruction of the public buildOr is it the sound of days that are no more?
ings at Washington City-has been in India Often does the memory of former times come Like the evening sun upon my soul "
with the British army-bas been present
during his services as a surgeon at 4,000 amBut poets are not the only dreamers. All putations, and fifteen severe battles-was men are as Ossian in their dreams.
shot twice, performed surgical operations on
three wounded generals, seven colonels, open the stock of her new refreshment, betwenty captains, and over eleven thousand come useful to mankind, and sing praises to officers of smaller grades. He has dined her Redeemer. So is the beart of a sorrowwith two kings, one empress, one emperor, ful man under the discourse of wise comfort; the sultan, a Pope, innumerable great gener- he breaks from the despair of the grave, and als, &c. Has held the largest diamond in the fetters and chains of sorrow; he blesses. his hand known in the world, except one.- | God, and He blesses thee, and he feels hig Has had the British crown in his hand. Has life returning. been married three times, father to eleven children, all of whom he survived. Broken
LIFE-LIKE PICTURES--THE DANDY down by disease, he could no longer practice his profession--to poor to live without em
| “The dandy," says the Rev. H. W. Beechployment, too proud to become a pauper, he
er, " is the sum total of coats, hats, vests, sailed in an emigrant ship to this country
boots, &c.” He is the creature of the tailor three years ago—and this man of remarkable adventures, classic education, master of
His destiny is bound up in broadcloth and four languages, sixty years of age, poor, old
fine linen. His worth can be estimated only and decaying, is now peddling oranges and
od by the yard, cloth measure. We are puzzled
to tell whether he is a female gentleman, or apples in the streets of Boston!“We knowler what we are--verily we know not what we
a male lady. He combines the little weak
nesses and foibles of both sexes, but knows may be."--Doston Bee.
nothing of the good qualities of either. He is a human poodle, dandled at home in the
lap of effeminacy, but the sport and butt of BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS.
every sensible dog, when he ventures into
the street. On pleasant days he exhibits God has sent some angels into the world | himself on the fashionable promenades, to whose office is to refresh the sorrow of the the admiration as he supposes, of every fair poor, and to lighten the eyes of the disconso- lady, who is fo
| lady, who is fortunate enough to cross hi late. And what greater pleasure can we path. The severest labor his hands perform, hare than that we should bring joy to our
Jis to tote a dainty cane about in his daily brother; that the tongue should be tuned
walks. The only "head work” to which he with heavenly accents, and make the weary |
would stoop, is to twirl and coax a reluctant soul listen for light and ease; and when he
moustache, or bathe his glossy locks in “odors perceives that there is such a thing in the
sweet." He is inconsolable over a soiled world, and in the order of things, as comfort
| boot, and would be driven to distraction and joy, to begin to break out from the pris
were he compelled to appear in tumbled linou of his sorrows at the door of sighs and
en. Original sin, with him, consists in not tears, and by little and little begin to melt into showers and refreshment--this is glory risian mode; and the clearest proof of de
being born with a full suit of the latest Pato thy voice, and employment fit for the
pravity as well as vulgarity, is wearing last brightest angel. So I bare seen the sun kiss
year's style. In fine, his soul is in his the frozen earth, which was bound up with
clothes; and when at last he goes down to the images of death, and the colder breath
that most unfashionable and undandified of the north, and the waters break from
| place, the house of the dead, a proper epitaph their enclosures, and melt with joy and run livould be Here lies all of him that could in useful channels; and the flies do rise from
die; the rest has gone—to the old clothes little graves in the walls, and dance a little
The dealers." while in the air, to tell that joy is within, and that the great mother of creatures will! HATRED stirreth up most deadly strife.
ACT WELL YOUR PART.
and gate of peculiar loftiness and stateliness. A prouder looking procession than the
the market women, as they go with their We cannot always pitch our tent where
basket on their head across the square below we please, or enjoy ever the sweet song of
our veranda, could not be found in the delight, sung by friends who played with us
world. They look incapable of being surin childhood, or conned at school the same
prised into a quick movement, and are, withlessons. The world is a busy one, full of ad
out exception, queenly of mein--though it venture, and he who would act well his part,
come, strangely enough, from carrying the must take his chances as he can, and feel
| burthens of the slave.” happy if he can so perform it as to exclaim at the dying hour, “I have endeavored to do my duty.”
THE WEEPING WILLOW. So wherever we are placol, and in whatever situation, it should be our earnest and There is no tree, the sight of which ex. persevering endeavor to discharge our duty cites more tender emotions in the heart, than as faithfully as our abilities will permit.- the “ weeping willow.” It is out of place in We owe this no less to our fellows than to a public walk--but looks delightful when ourselves, for however great the good they flourishing in luxuriant beauty on the bormay reap, it can in no wise, and I may say ders of some winding stream, or in some seunder no circumstances, equal that which we cluded spot, which has long been the asylum may gather ourselves.
of solitude and tranquility. It is the emIt is, therefore, imperative upon us to work blem of sorrow and devotion and forms a at all times as God has give us the means beautiful and appropriate ornament to a and opportunities, and the more so when he burying ground. With its drooping foliage, guarantees us so rich a blessing in the per- it appears to be looking back on the past, formance. In this view, with our hearts ful- and sympathising with the afflicted mournly attuned to the "better spirit," the most ers. It reminds one of the things which irksome duty grows a pleasant task, while were—and hushes all the angry passions of the blessing is doubled in the getting. the human heart.
Independent of the associations which
are inseparably connected with its appearBERMUDA.
ance, there is no tree in our forests which
presents an aspect more graceful and lovely, N. P. Willis, in one of his late letters
or whose branches are more umbrageous.from Bermuda, says:
| The first weeping willow was planted in “Here, many females are trainců, from
rainca, from England, by the celebrated poet, Alexander
England, by the celeb childhood, to carry burthens upon their head.
Pope. He received from the Levant a basket From a tea-cup to a water pail, every thing of figs, and observed one of the twigs, of is placed on the small cushion at the top of which the basket was formed, putting out a the skull. The absolute erectness of figure shoot. This twig he planted in his garden necessary to keep the weight where it can It flourished. Grew sweet to sense, and best be supported by the spine, the nice bal- lovely to the eye; and from this parentstock, ance of gait to poise it without being steadi
all the weeping willows, which are by no ed by the hands, the thrcwing forward of means uncommon in Eogland, have sprung. the chest with the posture and effort that are demanded, and measured action of the hips, and the deliberateness with which all turning around or looking aside must be The happiness you bestow upon others, is done, continue to form an habitual demeanor I reflected back to your own bosom.
| by the works of many ancient authors and, For the Miscellany. COMMERCE.
By others, the first use of commerce is as
cribed to the Phænicians, or Tyrians, who BY T. D. WILKINS.
also invented astronomy and the use of let
ters. They at one time possessed a large COMMERCE is an operation by which the
and fertile territory in Asia, but were driven wealth or work of either individuals, socie
from thence by the Hebrews, under Joshua, ties or nations, may be exchanged for an
till their boundary was contracted to a small equivalent value, proper to every want, with
extent of coast on the Mediterranean Sea. out any interruption to industry, or any
Sidon was their most ancient city, and was check upon consumption.
founded long before the invasion of the HeIn the early ages of man, his wants were brews. Its inhabitants were industrious, few, and those wants could be easily suppli- |
could be easily suppli- frugal, and great merchants; and it is often ed from the luxuriant earth, and without
mentioned in the Bible, and in the verses of having recourse to trade or exchange. But Homer. as man gradually became more civilized, his Tyre, which is called the “Daughter of wants increased, and consequently be went Sidon,” arose when its parent city declined. to a greater distance to satisfy them; but as Possessed of an excellent barbor, and of a seas and rivers intervened between him and very industrious people, Tyre soon became the object of his search, boats and rafts were distinguished for the excellency of its manumade and manned, and thus commerce was factures, the ingenuity of its inhabitants, commenced.
and the extent of its commerce, Its merJason, in his fabulous expedition to Col-chants, with indomitable energy, scoured the chis, for the Golden Fleece, is said to have Mediterranean, penetrating every poit, and employed the first long vessel, which was even daringly passed through the, then called the Argo. Before that time, men are thought, almost impassable pillars of Hersaid to have floated from port to Port in cules, to the barbarous shores of Gaul and boats of a circular form. It is, however, un- Britain. certain what people first engaged in com- | Thus, Phænicia, having but a small terrimerce. It is said by some that the inhabi- tory, became by her industry and commerce, tants of Arabia first carried trade to any ex- one of the most powerful and wealthy natent. Situated in a very advantageous posi- tions of the age. She planted colonies in tion on the shores of three great scas, their every place whose position would be advancommerce is said to have extended over the tageous to carigation, and sent forth the Indian and Arabian Seas and the Persian products of her cities to other nations, till gulf; and even to have penetrated to farther such was the estimate of the beauty and suIndia and the far-disiant islands of the East perb workmanship of her manufactures, that from whence they imported the spices, fre- the ornaments of a king's palace were called quently but wrongfully asse, ted to be the to express their magnificence. growth of Arabia, ivory, &c. Their numer. In the Bible, it is mentioned that Hiram, ous caravans also traded over all the sur- king of Tyre, and Solomon, king of Israel, rounding country, carrying the products of formed an alliance, by which the former fur. their own rich country to exchange for those nished Solomon with ingenious workmen of another.
and architects for the building of his great It is certain that Arabia was very early temple; and that, guided by Tyrian pilots, inhabited, as in the Bible Joseph is said to the conjoined fleets made voyages to Ophir, have been sold to their merchants, to be car- for gold, precious stones, and wood. It is ried into Egypt. And the account of the not at all certain where that country lay.extensive commerce of Arabia, is confirmed 'Some suppose it was Mexico or Peru: oth
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