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wbat is learned in youth is seldom if ever! BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT. forgotten, that was the twig is bent the tree
“By a beautiful law of Providence, the is inclined.” We are to a certain extent ex
means most conducive to the bappiness of erting an influence which will be felt ly
our race are precisely those which best conthis nation, and the world long after we fer happiness on the individual ; each one bave passed away, and our names are forgot
most effectually promotes the well-being of ter; get our influence which we now exert
we bow exert the species when he discharges bis duty to will still be felt either for good or evil.-lbimself, when he acts in accordance with the Eternity alone can reveal how much weal or
lofty tendencies of bis nature. It is to sat
fiton woe bas been disseminated through the
ed through the isfy the immortal essence within, that all world by woman's influence in regard to the great men write'and act in the world. All proper or improper education of youth.- Thigh genius is impelled outwards ; it deLet us not think then that ours is a limited
mands to take form, to go forth into the sphere of action, though we may not win
world, irrespective of consequences, irrespeclaurels of worldly bonors; though we may I tive of whether it be smiled or frowned on, never reach the temple of fame, nor revell whether it be hailed as a prophet or derided on the summit of the cloud-capped hill of as a dreamer. To take form and go forth is science, yet we may win brighter laurels
ever its imperious desire; the inner voice is than these; we should not seek for worldly
only hushed by the exit of the crier. Let aggrandizement, ours is a holier mission.
no Utilitarian, proud of a false system, let There is much for us to do, let us not be idle ||
no Materialist, glorying in his deadening in this great "field of action,” but “let us
ereed, preach to the Poet that he is deluded, work for some good, be it ever so lowly.
| and that he would do better to spin calico Labor, all labor is noble and holy,” let us
and win goll, tban weave, amid solitude and with "hearts entwived aspire to raise our] being higher.” If there is not enough for
neglect, the rainbow fancies that flit in min
gled storm and sunshine through his soul.us to do iu the home circles, let us go forth into the world---minister to the sick and suf
Genius cares not for the offerings of Earth fering, comfort the bereaved, cheer the sad,
or the meed of Mammon; the siren voice of
the world cannot reach him amid the music encourage the desponding, reliere suffering
of the spheres; the paltry Present shrinks humanity where ever we find it, for this is
| away before a deathless Eternity. There is a part of our mission; nor is this all, wel a heavenly idol shrined in his heart; and at may assist in carrying the light of eternal |
the sight of its beauty, at the call of its spilife to those that are in heathen darkness, I rit voice, all other fascination is forgotten.let us be “armed by faith, and winged by
ath, and winged By | It is as real and far less perishable, as enprayer” and there is no undertaking tool thralling and far more noble an entity for great for us, and though there be much of
him, than the golden calf that wins the wor. bitterness mingled in our cup of life, and
ship of the worldling. It is po fiction, that we meet with many discouragements and cry of the spirit to be born into the world, disappointments, let us” cast our bread up-1 sit down by yonder couch, where early Genon the waters” assured “it will return to us
ius is dying, and behold the melancholy that after many days." Let us do what our
clouds that young brow. Wbence comes it? hands find to do, with our might and we
He is leaving no dear ones behind ; bis exisshall gather'for ourselves the laurel of peace,
tence bas been made happy rather by the and receive a crown of immortality.
mind and soul tbat gave him, than by the Almont, 1852.
sweet links of human life or the world's
smile. Yet a shadow is resting on the warm Choose your wife by your ears, rather than springs of life, anıl it is another hand than by your eyes.
'Death's is chilling them ; the fountains of
youtl: are troubled, but not at he coming
And even should the friends I love, Spectre of the Grave. He tells you that he
Forget affection's claim,
The Universe is still and fair, sees within a world of bright forms that no
Its Maker still the same. eye but his bas ever heheld ; that he deemed | And rays of sun-light on my heart, it the mission of his life to paint that lovely Win fall, despite of care, spirit-land in fadeless colors; but that now
To cheer the fragile flowers of thought,
That blossoms hidden there, he is passing vainly away, that the sights and sounds of that , fair world are vanishing Oh, may the language of my heart, even from him, and that, when his eye is
Be one perpetual hymn, quenched, they will fall back into the void,
And gratitude as incense rise,
Before the throne of Him, and pass irrevocibly away, like a forgotten
Whose bounty gave my heritage, dream."— Dublin University Magazine.
Whose wisdom chose my lot;
In love, upbraiding not,
Though he who grants the boon of life, Oh 'tis a glorious thing to live
May soon withhold our breath; Beneath the pure blue sky,
Yet then, we live, forever more.
Though mortals call it death.
We may go fearless through the land, To hear celestial voices chime
Of shadowy forms and dim,
And pass the gates of Paradise,
Supported still ay Him. Are the pearly gutes of Heaven,
Saginaw City, Oct. 31st, 1852.
BEAUTIFUL FIGURE. sparkles so brightly in the cup, banished
from the sideboard. As the little rill which "Two painters were employed to fresco
flows brightly over its pe big bed, may bethe walls of a magnificent cathedral; both
come a dark and rapid river, ere its waters stood op a rude scaffolding, constructed for
mingle wiih the ocean, so may the life of that purpose, some forty feet from the floor. those who sip of the wine which is pleasant One of them was so intent upon his work to the taste, and which produces an exhiler• that he became wholly absorbed, and in ad. ating feeling, become dark and troubled, by miration stood off from the picture, gazing that most insatiable of all appetites, intemat it with intense delight. Forgetting where perance. Woman should use every efhe was he moved backwards slowly, survey. fort to banish the wine cup. Let her nover ing critically tlie work of his pencil, until he by her example, give a license io moderate had neared the very edge of the plank upon drinking. There is wbere the evil begins which he stood.
but who can say where it will end? Let 80At this critical moment, his companion ciety say it is ungentlemanly, debasing to turned suddenly, and, almost frozen with drink, even moderately, and this would preborror, beheld his em minent peril; another vent the danger of contracting a habit, which, instant, and the enthusiast would be preci- when once contracted, cannot be resisted.pitated upon the pavement beneath; if be Now, it is considered an indication of refinespoke to him, it was certain death-if he ment and high breeding to partake, with a beld his peace, death was equally sure.- relish, a glass of wine, a julep or a cobbler, Suddenly he regained his presence of mind, and some yeatlemen, wbeu they wish to pay and seizing a wet brush, flung it quickly a lady a compliment, will present her a glass against the wall spattering the beautiful of chainpaigne. No lady should receive it picture with unsightly blotches of coloring, as such, but decline it firmly yet politely.The painter flew forward, and turned upon We tvould like much to see such a state of his friend with fierce imprecations; but start. society. Let erery woman engage in bringled at his glastly face, he listened to the re- ing it about earnestly, with all her energier, cital of danger; looked shudderingly over and it may be effected. She who has not the dread space below, and with tears of herself felt the sorrow which intemperance gratitude blessed the band that saved him. brings, should have sympathy for her suffer
So, said a preacher, we sometimes get ab- ing sister, wbose bousehold is made desolate sorbed in looking upon the pictures of tbis by this demon. world, and in contemplating them step backward, unconscious of our peril, when the Almighty dashes out the beautiful images, DURABILITY OF ANCIENT COLORS. and we spring forward to lament their destruction, into the out-stretched arms of
In.colors, the ancients far exceeded the mercy; and we are saved.”
moderns, Sir Humpbrey Davy made many efforts to analyze the celebrated Tyrian pur.
ple of the East, but those efforts were withWe commend the following, which we out success. He declared he could not disclip from the Metropolitan, to the consider-corer of what it was composed. The Naation of our female readers, not that they are ples' yellow, too, though less known, was wanting in their duty in reference to the much used, and the art of making it is now evils of intemperance, but with the desire to entirely gone. "The Tyriad purple is the stimulate them to continued efforts in behalf color of many of the houses of Poinpeii, and of the right :
they look as fresh as if just painted. "Every mother, wife and sister should ex- | The colors of Titan are equiliy as vivid ext her iuflueuce to have the wine, which and beautiful as when first laid on by the
great artist, while those of Sir Joshua Rey are all unlike. In winter, Oregon in latinolds already look chalky and dead. And tude North 46 deg. as compared with New Sir Joshua himself confessed, after making England in latitude North 43 deg. enjoys it the study of his life, that he had never the mild atmosphere of been able to discover how Raphael and the other great artists had been able to preserve
"Ten degrees of more indulgent skies. the beauty and brightness of their paintings without its burning suns and sultry nights But if we marvel at these artists, three cen- of summer. Of all its trees, very few, if turies back, what shall we say of those paint-any, will compare exactly with any variety ings found in the tombs of Egypt, more in the States. than three thous ind years old, and yet kept With the assistance of an intelligent friend, fresh and bright, though buried for that time I have made out the following probably, beneath the ground, in the damp dark caves imperfect catalogue, which may interest of the East !
strangers, of the timbers in Oregon : The very wife of Solomon is found there, |
| Spruce, abundant. Fir, do. Hemlock, just as she was painted on the eve of her departure from ber father's home, to share the
most plenty near the mouth of the Colursthrone of Judea ; and not only the colors of
Oregon Dogwood. Yew Tree Soft Maher garments were preserved, but the bloom
ple, makes fine furniture. Vine Maple. is still on her cheek and lips, and the lustre
Black Oak, resembling Black Jack of the in her eye is even as it theri was. Their
States. White Oak. Laurel, grows a træ paintings, too, as far back as the time of
sometimes two feet in diameter, and very Moses-a portrait supposed to be that of
hard. Wild Cherry, fruit small, red, and bitNice, the king who drove the Israelites into
ter. . Sweet Elder, grows to the size of a the Red Sea --even the colors of this are pre
man's leg or larger. Alder, grows large served perfectly.
trees, some of which will make three or four
saw-logs, is manufactured into furniture, TIMBERS IN OREGON. wood soft and tender, Black Ash. Yellow Mr. Coe, Postal Agent for Oregon, bas
Pine, not abundant. Several varieties of
the Magnolia, of which the Cotton Tree and furnished us with the following species of|
Balm of Gilead are most abundant. The timber, berries, etc., the growth of Oregon.
*} latter abounds far up the Williamette, and His report to the Oregonian has been re
is the principal timber on the Umatilla; the vised ; corrected and included in this state
| wood is of a yellowish cast, and soft, it is ment:
One of the first inquiries about a new used for furniture. White Cedar. Box country relates to its timberg. By these, in wood, grows very large and is very hard. the States, the qualities of soil may be un
WILD FRUITS OF OREGON. derstood quite well. On entering the Territory, my attention was arrested by its exo-! Strawberries, very abundant and large berance of vegetable life. I have never be-/ Whortle Berries, several varieties, but all fore seen so heavy and dense a forest as here; dissimilar to those of the States. One rait not only waves over alluvial bottoms, but i riety resembles the low bush blue-berry but is sustained by deep and rich soil on moun- | the fruit is more acid and makes an exceltain sides and summits. This profusion of lent tart. A high bush blue-berry, acid ; trees exhibits comparatively, few varieties. I also a variety on bushes eight or ten feet As to tlie soil which they indicate, familiari- | high, the fruit pink color, acid. ty with the subject elsewhere is of little val! Currants, blossom red or pink, beautiful. ue. Almost everything is dissimilar from Cranberrry, same as in the States. Goosethe States. Seasons, trees, fruits and herbage berries, fruit large, several varieties. Sal
non Berries, resembling Raspberries, but have time or not. God knows how many a much larger, abundant and good. Service poor fellow has stood alone in a wreck when Berry, shruh, in some places large as a man's a vessel had passed in plain sight, supposing leg. Fruit sweet and nutritious. Black- it to be abandoned. berry, vine like, on the ground, similar to Ab, yes, it was abandoned after that vesdew berries, fruit abundant. Salal Berry, ev. sel passed on, and the agony of despair ener.gruen, bush the size of blue berry, but dured by that poor soul, as the sail disapmore firm and erect. Fruit in clusters, peared in the horizon, was a balance iu the sweet, resembling sweet apples, abundant scale of human joy, aud wo to all the happiHazel, large as the English. Oregon Grape, ness those cruel, careless deserters could ever 80-calle I, is not a grape, but resembles the know. Oh, I wish that people could think grape in size aid appearance, grows on a of this, for wbat is the satisfaction of a few stock, is not valuable, though sometimes hours shorter passage to that of rescuing a used by the lodians. There are probably fellow creature, or of having the will to do no natire grapes in Oregon,
so, from a miserable death. Yes, a man Crab Apple, fruit very small, seedy, and who, frim such motives has boarded a wrech' bitter but is said to niake excellent preserves. even should it prove that there was no one Tiee large
on board of her, can fill away the maintopChoke Cherry, fruit large, about the size sail again, with a feeling of greater satisfacof the Mauilla Cherry, from which, when tion with himself for having done bis duty, cooked, it will not be distinguished. Most than if the whole world had congratulated of the na:ive fruits of Oregou are acid, bit him upon baving made the shortest paglarge and plentiful. Vegetation, with scarce sage, or the most profitable voyage on recan exception, acquires a much larger growth ord." than in the States.—Oregon Spectator. “However, as we hauled our winıl, you
see it was no credit to us; it not being out of THE PILOT'S STORY.
the way of our cruise. Pretty soon we made "Now, pilot, tell us something awful,”:
it out; it was a vessel bottom up, and might said Miss D ; "something, for instance
be of a hundred and fifty tons or $0.about a borrid wreck.”
She was so far under abaft, that we could “Ab,” replied Mr. Mellen, “ the horridest not make out her name; and, I don't knov wreck I ever knowed, was the peace of my as we did it for anything in particular, but mind that got stoveu all up by that Metbu-l as the sca was smooth, we launched the cadist Minister's 'tinerating about in this bay,
noe and went alongside, and some of us got and runnin' fuul of Sue Withers. However upon the vessel's bottom. Think of our that schooner was an awful one, too. Le / surprise on herring some one knocking from
the inside! At first we thought it might be me see, it was four years ago, last March, as we were cruising off the capes, having ruu
some of the cargo floating about in the out of Hampton Roads, just after a haruwreck, but, as we listened, we beard indig blow from the eastward, vas over, and the tinctly, but surely, a huipan voice.
| “Instantly returning to the boat, we probreeze had sprung up from the Westward.
"We were running out under jib and main- cuied the few tools that were on board_an sail, when carly in the morning, we made ax
| axe, a hatehet and a saw-and commenced something on the weather bow wbich looked cutting a hole near the larboard, but in our like a wreck, which we knowed in reason it
baste the axe went overboard, upon the first could'nt be, but there not being any sail in blow, and was lost ; and this carelessness. sight, and, as we had plenty of time, we
how bitterly was it afterwards repented of. luffed up to see what it was. That's what I Well, we worked away with the batchet and people ought always to do, whether they / the sa sv, so that in a few moments we made