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and glass, marked with his name. The wa- inadequate to afford a palliation for his, inor-, ter is brought by a hydrant. Each boy has dinate vanity, so will the lustre of the chara drawer, where he keeps h is clothing, which acter of Girard be dimmed in the view of is also labelled. We now turned fur atten- | posterity, by his ungovernable prejudice. In tion to the dining-room. As the boys enter making this bequest he inserted the followin double column, they divide at the head of ing provision : the table, and each proeeeds to his own seat " I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, without the least disorder. From thence we missionary, or minister of any sect whatever, proceeded to the dormitories, where every shall ever hold or exercise any station or dubov is supplied with an iron bed-stead, ma ty in said College, nor shall ever any such trase, and plenty of bedding.
person be admitted for any purpose, or as Ample play grounds are attached to the visitor within the grounds appropriated to College-a lawn for exercise-trees for shade
the purposes of said College.” And to enand in another part is a pool of water, force the observance of this provision, he where some were exhibiting their nautical required that the grounds should be enclos." skill. Many 'a merry shout arose as these
ed by a stone wall, ten feet high, capped with light-hearted boys sported away the time almari
marble, and "guarded with iron on the top." lotted for recreation.'
Was ever dislike to any particular class * * * This institution is doubtless of|
more clearly shown, or hatred more deeply incalculable benefit. The object of the
rooted—a hatred as widely known as Hanfounder, we believe to have been purely be nevolent. Millions of money have here been
nibal's hatred of the Romans-throughout
the wide world, and equally lasting-etérexpended for the benefit of the orphan. In
nal. Here, standing at the gateway, on the addition to the buildings themselves, a dona
one hand we see beauty, symmetry, elegance tion that would do honor tó a prince, an endowment sufficient for the support of three
and durability, all bedged around by a strong hundred boys, has been made. .
wall, a lasting monument to his ungoverna
' Who can estimate the vast amount of good | ble and incxcusable prejudice. The college
the many 'advantages derived by our coun- itself, is a proud marble pile, its marble cul. try;-who the streams of vice that have been umns, the cardinal virtues, but as you enter checked, by thus taking that number of in- | the lofty door-way his marble statue meets digent and unprotected boys, and placing your view-a lasting memorial of his egothem far from the vices and temptations of tism, and within the cabinet of curiosities you a city, and proffering them the means that find his old clothes-a memento of his parwill enable them to write their names among simony. While time lasts, the noble granthe illustrious of our countrymen. In after deur of the whole design, must ever be maryears, when these once houseless and home- red by these prevailing foibles of the generloss boys shall have gone forth to act their ous designer. part in the great drama of public life, when Philadelphia, Dec. 1851.
-- those who are now so joyously pursuing their
1. Misfortunes are moral bitters, which frea sports, shall have attained the station of citizen, statesman or commander of our armies, quently restores the healthy state of mind, ther will the memory of Stephen Girard be after it has been siekened by the sweets of perpetuated by monuments more lofty, and prosperty. more enduring than marble piles.
The want of due consideration is the But, if the ambition of Sostratus to im- ! cause of all the unhappiness a man brings mortalize his name, served only to render upon himself. him ridiculous in after ages or even the
* This part of the design has never been carried wondrous powers of Cicero, were considered out.
BY FASNY FORRESTER, (MRS. JUDSON.]
Which has pillowed oft thy head, Now is cold, thy mother's spirit
Cannot rest among the dead. Still her watchful eye is o'er thee
Through the day, and still at night, Her's, the eye that guards thy slumbers,
Making thy young dreams so bright. 0! the friends, the friends we've cherished,
How we weep to see them die, Al unthinking they're the angels
That will guide us to the sky.
Mo'ber, has the dove that nestled
Lovingly upon thy breast, Folded up its little pinion,
And in darkness gone to rest?
But the lost one is not there;
Floating oa the ambient air?
Near thee ai the evening hour, Its soft kiss is in the zephyr,
It looks up from every flower, And when Night's dark shadows fleeing,
Low thou bendeth Thee in prayer, And thy heart feels nearest heaven,
Then thy angel babe is there.
For the Miscellany. SISERA.
BY H. W. BOOZEE
Mai len, has thy noble brother,
On whose manly form thine eye Loved full of. in pride to linger,
On whose heart thou could'st rely, Though all other hearts deceived thee,
All proved hollow-earth grew drearWhose prošection, ever o'er thee,
Hid thee from the world's cold sneer,Has he left thee here to struggle
All unaided on thy way?
Still thy faltering steps can stay.
He, then danger, is more near; When in grief thou'st none to pity,
He, the sainted, marks each tear.
Lover, is the light extinguished,
Of the gem that, in thy heart, Hidden dzeply; to thy being
All its sunshine could impart? Look above! 'tis burning brighter
Than the very stars in heaven; And to light thy dangerous pathway,
All its new found glory's given. With the sons of earth commingling,
Thou the loved one may’st forget; Bright eyes fiasliing, tresses waving,
May have power to win thee yet ; But e'en then, that guardian spirit
Oft will whisper in thy ear, And in silenca, and at midnight,
Thou wilt know she hovers near.
For twenty long, weary years, did oppression lay its burden heavily on the heads of the children of Israel. Jabin, king of the Canaanites, he of the nine hundred chariots of iron, whose sceptre swayed over the entire length and breadth of the land, was their oppressor. And Sisera, captain of a host numerous as the sands, whose heaps hem in earth's waters-mighty as the thunderbolts of Heaven, and resistless as the rushing avalanche-was the sword whose blade of pow. er had bung over their helplessness. Sisera! name of terror! The aged Israelite shook his head ominously, when he heard it. The eyes of the young man flashed their indignant fire, and the prattler breathed it with trembling lisp. Sisera! the cruel, the malignant, the blood-stained Sisera !
Within the enshrouding wood, where the palm trees nestled their emerald heads so thickly together, that Heaven's sunlight scarcely gleamed on the pale flowers beneath, dwelt Israel's prophetess, Deborah. There, within that almost secluded dwelling-place, the offering of her tears of devotion and sorrow, had daily ascended, for years, to the throne of the Most High, in behalf of the prostrate nation, Tears, humble and contrite, with a sense of her people's indignities; fresh, because from a fountain ever stirred, and profuse as the number of her united sorrows, that she bore on the wings of prayer to the mercy-seat of Heaven. Her faith in the loving kindness of the Omnipo
Orphan, thou most sorely stricken
Of the mourners thronging earth, Clonds half veil thy brightest sunshine,
Sadness iningles with thy mirth. Yet, although that gentle bosom,
tent, remained unshaken, during the black- the mountain, might have been seen the force est cloud of affliction that hung over Israel's of Israel gathered together, anxiously awaitborders, and that seerningly separated her ing the approach of the foe. No blazing people from God.
splendor marked their gathering; no luxuriWith a countenance full of joy, and, at the ous trappings gilded their lengthy outline ; same time, calmly expressive of the con- but beneath those stern, set countenances, scious possession of a truth too big for ut- was the resolve of desperation, and beneath terance, she, one morning, sent a messenger those breasts, throbbed impatient, fearless to summon to her presence, Barak, the cap- hearts. They knew they were fighting tain of Israel's scattered soldiery. He was God's battles, and that the Captain of their soon her listener. “Barak,” she said, with hosts, was none less than the Eternal himthe dignity of one on whom Heaven's inspi- self. From far along the waters of the Kiration rests, “the Lord God of Israel hath shon, sounded the distant tramp of the foe; commanded thee to take with thee ten thou- and, as they came nearer, the roll of iron sand men, of the children of Naphtali, and wheels of the nine hundred monster chariof the children of Zebulon, and place thy-lots, mingled with the prancing and the self on Mount Tabor, where He will gather trampling of their steeds, went up like the before thee, Sisera, and all of Jabin's host, deep roar of the sea. There was the pride with their chariots and costly array, and He of Canaan. There their banners floated mawill deliver him into thy hand, and put to jestically over the forests of glittering spears, flight the multitude of the Canaanites before and the impatient shout went up to the Isthee. Haste! gather together the scattered raelitish band above them, on the mountain's might of Israel, and make bare the arm of side. On, on they came—a moving sea of the Lord.”
brilliancy and splendor. The flourish of the Barak heard with mingled joy, fear, and trumpet cheered them on, and prouder spirastonishment. He was joyful at the prom- its never met a foe. They were hosts used ises of the Lord, through Hisinspired proph- to the spoils of victory. They fought but to etess; he feared at the thoughts of the migh- conquer, and they unsheathed their swords ty work intrusted to his own wisdom and but to sheath them again in blood. Their skill, to bring the enfeebled strength of Isra- march was brightness before them, and el to cope with the haughty might of Ca- blackness behind. They had now reached naan; and astonished, because the idea of the plain at the foot of the mount, and the 80 great and glorious a work, here first broke bands of the Israelites poured down, thick on bis mind. He felt conscious of his own and fast as a flood, to meet them. With one inability for the undertaking, without the terrific shout, that made the very mountain assistance of some higher Power; and, know- tremble at its base ; like the meeting of sea ing the importance of having Deborah with with sea, they closed in together. Then him, as the medium of direct intercourse was heard the din of conflict, and the horrid with the Eternal, by which he could obtain discord of the raging desperation of thousHis wisdom to direct, he gave answer thus: ands. The roll of chariots--the clash of re“ If thou wilt go with me, then I will go ; sounding arms—the rattling of the arrows, but if thou wilt not go with me, then I shall that fell like hail, and the sharp crack of not go."
breaking lances and quivering spears, minAnd she said: "I will surely go with gled with the agonizing death-cry, the shout thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou of the victor, and the shriek of the vantakest shall not be for thine honor; for the quished. For hours-long, long hours Lord shall sell Sisera into the hands of a they fought desperately and equally, notwoman."
withstanding the superior numbers of the CaThe morning broke; and on the breast of naanites; but, after the sun had passed its meridian, the corpses began to thicken fear-that the stars in courses fought against Sisefully fast on the sward that led up from Ki-ra,” and that the God who piles the foundashon's waters. Still the hours passed ; tions of the sea, guides the thunderbolt, and shouts and groans still went up, and they holds the avalanche, was their God. fougbt like fiends. The sun stood within one hour of its setting, and the raging, made | ENCOUNTER WITH AN ICEBERG. dened Israelites hemmed in the now small band of the struggling Canaanites, and For ten days we had fine weather and mowed them down like grass.
light winds, but a southerly gale sprung up The evening came. The last death-groans and drove us northward, and I then found of Sisera's host feebly mingled with the mur- what it was to be at sea. After the gale had murs of Kishon's passing tide, and the lasted a week, the wind came round from the blood of thousands stained its waters. But northward, and bitter cold it was. We then where was Sisera ?
stood on rather farther to the north than the Just beyond the forest, whose denseness usual track, I believe. hid the first approach of the Canaanites, lay It was night, and blowing fresh. The the plain of Zaanaim, and on its bosom, rest- sky was overcast, and there was no moon, so of the tent of Heber, the Kenite, who was that darkness was on the face of the deep at peace with the house of Jabin, king of not total darkness it must be understood, for Hazor. When the fight was the thickest, that is seldom known at sea. I was in the each of the steeds of Sisera received simulta- | middle watch, from midnight to four o'clock. neously a fatal wound. They bounded from and had been on deck about half an hour, the earth, and, uttering one wild neigh of when the look-out forward sung out, "Ship agony, fell, to rise no more. Sisera then ahead ---starboard-hard a starboard." alighted from his chariot, and fled on foot to These words made the second mate, who the tent of Heber, the Kenite. As he came had the watch, jump into the weather-rigbear, Jael, the wife of Heber, came out to ging. meet him. "Turn in, my lord,” she said; “A ship!” he exclaimed. "An iceberg it a turn in to me; fear not?” And he went is, rather, and All hands wear ship, in, and threw himself down on the floor of she shouted in a tone which showed there was the tent, for he was weary from the fight not a moment to lose. The heat of the battle had given him a fe- The watch sprung to the brace and bowserish thirst, and he asked her for a drink of lines, while the rest of the crow tumbled up water. She opened a bottle of milk, and from below, and the captain and other offgave him a drink, and then covered him cers rushed out of their cabins; the helm was carefally with a mantle. Tired with the toil kept up, and the yards swung round, and of the day, and his hasty flight, he soon sank the ships head turned towards the direction into a deep, deep sleep. Jael then took a whence we had come. The captain glanced nail of the tent, and, with a hammer in her his eye round, and then ordered the courses band, went to him, and drove its entire to be brailed up, and the main topsail to be length through his temples, fastening it in backed so as to lay the ship to. I soon dis the ground on which he slept. One feeble covered the cause of these maneuvers; for struggle, and Sisera, the mighty Sisera, was before the ship had quite wore round, I perdeadl!
ceived close to us a towering mass with a re"The mother of Sisera looked out at a fulgent appearance, which the lookout man window, and cried through the lattice, “Why had mistaken for the white sails of a is his chariot so long in coming ? why tarry ship, but which proved in reality to be a the wheels of his chariots ?? ” But she learned vast iceberg, and attached to it,and extended tlaat those Israelites " fought from Heaven, a considerable distance to leeward, was a
field or very extensive floe of ice, against stood at the weather gangway, couping the which the ship would have run, had it not ship. When he saw the ice closing in on us, been discovered in time, and would in all he ordered every stitch of canvass the ship probability have gone down with every one would carry to be set on her, in hopes of caron board.
rying her out before this should occur. It In consequence of the extreme darkness, was a chance whether or not we should be it was dangerous to sail either way; for it severely nipped. However, I was not so was impossible to say what other floes, or much occupied with our own danger as not smaller cakes of ice, might be in the neigh- to keep an eye on the stranger, and to feel borhood, and we might probably be on them deep interest in her fate. before they could be seen. We therefore re- I was in the mizen top, and as I possessed mained hove to. As it was I could not see a spyglass, I could see clearly all that occurthe floe till it was pointed out to me by one red. The water on which she floated was of the crew.
nearly smooth, though covered with foam When daylight broke the next morning, caused by masses of ice as they approached the dangerous position in which the ship each other. I looked; she had but a few was placed was seen. On every side of us fathoms of water on either side of her. As appeared large floes of ice, with several ice- yet she floated unharmed. The peril was bergs floating, like mountains on a plain, immense; but the direction of the ice might among them; while the only opening thro' change, and she yet be free. Stilljon it came which we could escape was a narrow pas- with terrific force; and I fancied that I could sage to the north-east, through which we hear the edges grinding and crushing togethmust have come. What made our position the more perilous was, that the vast masses i The ice closed on the ill-fated ship. She of ice were approaching nearer and nearer to
to was probably as totally unprepared to meet each other, so that we had not a moment to
Loits pressure as we were. At first I thought lose, if we would effect our escape.
it lifted her bodily up; but it was not so, I As the light increased, we saw, at the dis
suspect. She was too deep in the water for tance of three miles to the westward, anoth
that. Her sides were crushed in-her stout er ship in a far worse predicament than we
timbers were rent into a thousand fragments were, inasmuch as she was completely sur
-her tall masts tottered and fell, though still rounded by ice, though she still floated in a
attached to the hull. For an instant I consort of basin. The wind held to the north
| cluded that the ice must have separated, or ward so that we could stand clear out of the passage, should it remain open long enough.
perhaps the edges broke with the force of the She by this time had discovered her own
concussion; for, as I gazed, the wrecked mass perilous condition, as we perceived that she of hull, and spars, and canvass, seemed bad hoisted a signal of distress, and we drawn suddenly downward with irresistible heard the guns she was firing to call our at- force, and a few fragments that had been tention to her; but regard to our own safety hurled by the force of the concussion to a compelled us to disregard them until we had distance, were all that remained of the hapourselves got clear of the ice.
| less vessel. Not a soul of her crew could It was very dreadful to watch the stranger, have had time to escape to the ice. and to feel that we could render no assistance. I looked anxiously; not a speck could be
All hands were at the braces, ready to seen stirring near the spot. Such, thought trim the sails should the wind head us; for I, may be the fate of the four hundred and in that case we should have to beat out of forty human beings on board this ship ere the channel, which was every instant grow many minutes are over. ing narrower and narrower. The captain I believe I wis the only person on board