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tance; and as you dismounted at the door of Long has been hid from Europe's eyes, an humble inn, and surrendered your weary This continent, but now by fate beast to the hauds of the careful hostler, you

Shall dark oblivion's curtain rise,

Which yet conceals the opening state. felt that you were the richer by a day spent in the fresh air and gladsome sunshine, and

And to discover it to thee,

The Glorious gift descends from heavenmade happy by all the sounds and sighs

To plant an Empire o'er the sea, which are dear to the heart of man.”--Black

To thee, and thee alone' is given. wood Magazine.

And pierce yet farther,—when this land

Prospered and changed, shall become
For the Miscellany.

Enlightened by the almighty hand

Of God,-of happiness the home.
THE DREAM OF COLUMBUS.

There too, sweet liberty will rest,
BY T. D. w.

Away from eastern tyrants flown,

Retiring to the sylvan west,
Tossed restlessly Columbus lay

Will call it joyfully her own.
By disappointment's harsh, dismayed,
And labors of the ended day,

And commerce too, on swiftest wing,

From other climes the richest store, Were yet before his mind arrayed.

Of wealth, and beauty, there will bring,

And place them there forever more.
He thought bis fondest hopes were hurled.
By haughty prelates mandate scorned-

There, learning also will abide,
His visions of another world,

And poesy her sweetest strain Were broken, and he woeful mourned.

Will sing, until the very tide

Of Ocean will resound again.
But gentle sleep now close his eyes.

With her soft, enticing power,
And from the land of dreams arise,
Bright scenes to calm the wcary hour.

Then take Columbus, and arise,

Though troubles ret before thee,
The dreary present backward cast,

Surmount them all, the genial skies
His troubles all forgotten now-

Are brightly opening o'er thee.
The flying memories of the past

Detroit Sept. Ist, 1852.
Vanish away far from his brow.

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not accompanying the fallen child, stepped | principles, to incalculate those doctrines, to up to the boy, who was only half conscious animate those sentiments which generations of what he had done, and gave him as sound yet unborn, and nations yet uncivilized, shall a box on the ear as ever wrathful inother be- learn to bless; to soften firmness into mercy, stowed on obstreperous son. Wback! came and chasten honor into refinement; to exalt her white hand on the side of his brown generosity into virtue; by soothing care to face. We knew it was a stinger by the lull the anguish of the body and the far sound, baving received many such, thimble worse anguish of the mind; by her tenderand all, in old times. The boy, astonished ness to disarm passion; by her purity to triand fearful that more were to follow, took to umph over sense; to cheer up the scholar his heels with laugbable suddenness and con- sinking under his toil; to console the statessternation. The lady went to the little girl, man for the ingratitude of a mistaken peoinquired if she was hurt, and assisted in re- ple; to be compensation for friends that are arranging her dress. The scene was over in perfidious, for happiness that has passed away less time than a line of this description of it Such is her destiny; to visit the forsaken, to was written: but it made a lasting impres- attend the neglected when monarchs aban. sion on the outside of une head and the in-don, when counsellors betray, when justice side of another. It was curious that the uno prosecutes, when brethren and disciples flee, tutored youth should instinctively recognize to remain unshaken and unchanged; and ex: the right of woman to homage, as the mothers hibit in the lower world a type of that love, of mankind. The lady was not his mother, pure, constant, and ineffable, which in an. nor the little girl's mother, but she belonged other world we are taught to believe the test to the class of mothers, and as a mother, of virtues." exercised authority, which he at ouce recognized. Doubtless, bad a man dealt him the

THE APPLE OF THE DEAD SEA. blow, he would have received it very differently.—New York Penny Dispach.

We made a somewhat singular discovery

when traveling among the mountains to the WOMAN'S EARLY TASK. east of the Dead Sea, 'where the ruins of

Annon and Jerash well repay the labor and One of the distinguishing glories by which fatigue to be encountered in visiting them. our modern civilization is characterized, is It was a remarkably hot and sultry day; the rank and influence assigned to woman. we were scrambling up the mountain thro' The highest progress of ancient times knew a thick jungle of bushes and low trees when nothing of her position and destiny, and I saw before me a fine plum tree, loaded hence the most refined and polished society with fresh blooming plums. I cried to my of Greece and Rome was dashed with bar- fellow-traveler barişın. The grand instrument of modern “Now, then, who will arrive first at the improvement has been the gospel, which plum tree?” and as he caught a glimpse of alone solves the problem of woman's desti- so refreshing an object, we both pressed py and defines her task. This is eloquently our horses into a gallop to see which would stated in a passage in Blackwood's Magazine: get the first plum from the branches. We “Not to make laws, not to lead armies, not both arrived at the same moment, and each to govern empires, but form those by whom snatching a fine plum, put it at once into laws are made, armies led and empires our mouths; when, on biting it, instead of governed; to guard against the slightest the cool, delicious, juicy fruit, which we ex. taint or bodily infirmity, the frail creature, pected, our mouths were filled with a drs, whose moral, no less than physical being bitter dust, and we sat under the tree, upon must be derived from her; to inspire those our horses, sputtering and hemming, and

doing all we could to be relieved of the Imagination finds resemblance to it in the nauseous taste of this strange fruit. We autumnal landscape, with its lengthening then perceived, and to my great delight, night and its wilted glories. The poetry that we had discovered the nauseous Apple that we all read, sings drearily of this deof the Dead Sea, the existence of which has clension of human power, the stripping of been doubted since the days of Strabo and the earth's bravery. Pliny, who first described it.

• Where is the pride of Summer-the green prime Many travelers have given descriptions of The many, many leaves all twinkling? Three other vegetable productions bearing some On the mossed elm; three on the naked lime analogy to the one described by Pliny ; but Trembling, and one upon the old oak tree! up to this time no one had ever met with

Alone, alone,

Upon a mossy stone. the thing itself, either upon the spot men-w

We sit and reckon up the dead and gone, tioned by the ancient authors, or elsewhere. With the last leaves for a love rosary.'' I brought several of them io England; they are a kind of call nut I found others af. There is a charm in such expressions of terwards upon the plains of Troy; but there sensibility that easily melt us. But let us can be no doubt whatever that this is the not yield to them too far; nor ascribe to Apple of Sodom, to which Strabo and Pli-them more truth than they really contain. ny referred.

No sentimental beauty should mislead us to Some of those which I brought to Eng- be unjust to the privileges of our being; unland were given to the Linnæn Society, who grateful for the provisions that are treasured published an engraving of them and a de- up for the latter days, as well as for the scription of their vegetable peculiarities in former; and mistrustful of the care of the their “Transactions ;"! but, as they omit- Heavenly Father, who guides to the end and ted to explain the peculiar interest attached saves to the utmost.' He sends the same to them in consequeuce of their having been angels that watch over his little ones to bear sought for above one hundred and fifty up in their arms the aged ones also, when years, they excited little attention ; though, they are worn with the length of their jouras the evidence of the truth of what has soney and their strength faileth. long been considered as a vulgar fable, they! I can contemplate nothing more veneraare so fairly classed among the most curious ble or dear than the finishing-long may it of the productions which have been brought be before it is finished!—of a well-spent life; from the Holy Land.

with its ripened experience, its mellow wis. (C'urzon's Monasteries in the Levant.

dom, its remembrance full of peace, and its

hopes full of immortality. It may be useLIFE'S DECLINE.

ful to the last; and more useful as it draws

nigh to the last. Does it not tread closer on SADNESS is apt to gather over the thoughts the heavenly world? And what new things of those who are in the middle of their ca- ( is it for eyes, that were even growing dim to reer and the strength of their days in the outward beauty, to see the future kindling auticipation of the “gere and yellow leaf' of with a brighter sun, and to catch visions of life's decline. Though they wish to be spar-God? ‘At that day shall a man look to his ed to be old, they shrink from the destiny Maker.' of being old. And this is an inconsistency! We are no believers in the capacity of and a weakness. • Dark is age and unlove-lignorance successfully to excite social funcly,' is the favorite chant of youth’s boding tions, which require knowledge and experitime. Inexperience descries it, without ence for their beneficial exercise, and still knowing what it is. Gay hearts look away | less ic the notion that any multiples of ige from it as one of nature's sternest necessities. I norance will constitute knowledge. But in

this we baye undoubted faith-that if the The representatives from the city of London, people possessed political power, the mere said, if the trade were abolished, it would selfish instincts of the upper and middle render the city of London one scene of bankclasses, would render them as anxious to ruptcy and ruin. England needs money, educate them as they have hitherto been and how could she give up the traffic? Bot apathetic. When we visit the lion in his she did, and nobly too. "The legislature,' cage, and are satisfied that the bars have said the great Charles James Fox, “must strength enough to confine him, we look with either abolish it, or plead guilty of all the indifference, or mere curiosity, on his teeth

wickedness which had been shown to attend and claws; but break down the iron gratings

it. It could not be regulated, because there

could be no regulation to murder.” and let liin loose upon us, or shut us up beside him, and we should hasten to extract, if

The Liquor Trade has been scarce less in wo could. those implements of destruction. / extent, or less predatory and cruel upon all

the rights and interests of man. In the Thus it is with the people. While we are able by horse, foot and artillery, criminal

United Kingdom, as appears by statistics officers, judges and tools, to retain them, with

with published by direction of Parliment, the cost

of intoxicating liquors consumed in a single all their rude habits and fierce instinct rife

year was two hundred and fifty millions of within them, we quietly leave them to degra

dollars, all received from customers by men dation, until we settle our own ecclesiastical

engaged in the traffic. Here the agricu ltural and theological disputes regarding the per

world found a market for thirty million dolsons by whom, and the manner in which

lars' worth of produce, and the government their teeth and claws should be removed.

a revenue of sixty-five million dollars, while Westminster Review.

60,000 human beings were hurried annually

to drunkards' graves. In the last half cen. THE THREE DESTROYERS. tury the spirit stream in that kingdom a.

mounts to no less than 1,029,628,668 gallops “Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless millions mourn."

yielding to the manufucturers and venders

the enormous sum of £666,671,600 sterling, This opium trade between India and Chi-sustaining continually, and sometimes in na reached, in 1849, 60,000 chests, each con

000 chests, each con- great luxury and wealth, 100,000 families.taining from 125 to 140 pounds, and aver. In the five countries, Great Britain, Prusaging in value $550 a chest, or, in all, $33,- sia, France, Sweden and the United States, 000,000, which was all, or nearly all, paid to according to official reports, are expending the English. The clear profit of the British

yearly, on intoxicating drinks, 546 millions government from the smuggling and contra- l of dollars. All worse than wasted. But baud sale of opium to the Chinese for that many cry out: "By this craft we have our year, was $15,480,000. The whole poisoned wealth.” to death annually 400,000 Chinese; and a The legislative report of the State of New most horrid death it is. But Englaud need York, for 1849, estimated the places of sale money.

Jin the cities of the State at seven thousand; The African slave trade, which was de- and placing the average sales of each day at stroyed by the efforts of Wilberforce and ten dollars, computed the retail sale at those Clarkson, and which was unparalleled for its

places aloue at $26,550,000 each year. The cruelties, employed one hundred and sixty Marsbal of Boston reports 1,600 liquor esvessels, and five thousand seamen. The

tablishments in that city, whose annual sales property dependent upon it in the West In-l at one o

st In- at one gallon a day, amount at four cents a dies, was estimated at one hundred millions glass, to $1,401,600. Estimating Boston at and the trade was valued at £6,000,000 an-one-sixth of the State, would give $8,409,nually. It employed 160,000 tons of shipping 1600 as the total annual receipts froin the re

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