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gion, all the lights of knowledge, all the dis. sculpture, from the arts, from steam power, overies of the age, are to be made ; and it and the electric wire. Let the earth be rerould be interesting and profitable to follow stored to its primeval order and beauty and ut the history of the world, from the view happiness, the nations bound together as one, low taken, and observe the successive Eras and let Jesus reign from the rising to the set. vhich have marked its history,--the stand ting sun. joints of observation from which the world
iscelianyi las advanced to its present stage. But we can
FRIENDSHIP. inly at present suggest the application of this innouncement to some instances which dis
BY c. w. w. over to us the Divine method of introducing
How much is expressed in that one word! ight into the world.
-Friendship. 'Tis a jewel of priceless worth, “Let there be light," seemed to issue from but rarely found. Like the genial rays of the i he throne of Jehovah, as the first ray of prom
bright and dazzling sun, it dispenses its holier ise fell upon the altar of sacrifice after the fall,
influences around, giving hope and encourage and as the translation of Enoch taught a future
ment to the unfortunate in the hour of trials existence. “Let there be light upon the dis
and adversity through their weary pilgrimage persion of the human family to people thel in this world of cares and troubles. Whetherli earth, and upon the giving of the law from
| at home or abroad, among strangers in a Mt. Sinai. “Let there be light," as prophet strange land it affords us sweet consolation to and bard opened visions of the future and sung | know that Friendship directs us in the path of the triumph of Israel. “Let there be light,” duty, and actuates us to perform those nobler as the wandering Israelites inscribed upon the and higher attributes of love and good will torocks of the wilderness the events of this exo
wards each other that God in his infinite wisdus, to be deciphered by the traveler of the dom has endowed us with. Behold man as he nineteenth century, and thus to furnish indu- starts out for the first time to seek a livelihood bitable evidences of Scripture verity and faith- l in a far distant clime-taking leave of the home fulness, and substantiate the record of God's of his childhood-separating from friends and ways to his chosen people. “Let there be
companions of his youth ; or perhaps tidding light," as the world's conqueror presses his tri
farewell to a kind and affectionate mother, a umphant career to the Indies, opening the way
beloved wife, a doating sister, and a dearly befor the lights of civilization. “Let there be
loved brother. As he takes leave of home, light,"' as the “fulness of times' has ushered in
sweet home, perhaps for the last time, he casts the dawn of a new and blessed era, in which one lingering lo
one lingering look of regret and sorrow behind the angel having the everlasting Gospel to as his eye fals upon some object that is familpreach is flying forth on his peaceful mission, iar to him in his youth, and thoughts come to proclaim a world redeemed. “Let there be crowding on his memory, till at last his soul light," upon the translation of the Bible by and heart are unburthened and he gives rent! Wickliffe, the first triumphs of the Press, in to his feelings, as Friendship's tears course issuing that Wɔrd, and pouring its benign ra- down upon his manly cheeks and sparkle like diance upon a darkened and tyrannized world. I dew-drops upon the verdant fields in the brigot “Let there be light” upon the discovery of a land dazzling sun-light. His course is onward,!! new world, when old associations were broken
| temptations beset him on every side, he strug. up, and the spirit of unbounded enterprise gles with all his power and strength, he wres- || burst the shackles of a civil and religious des- tles with the world till Friendship finally comes potism. “Let there be light” as the spirit of to the rescue encouraging and assisting him, missions goes forth to bless the nations with and pointing him to a brighter and happier the Word of Life, and the light of truth which world, where the wicked cease from troubling, dissipates error and ignorance and sin. “Let and the weary are at rest. Though poverty there be light," from geology, astronomy, and and distress overtake him in his earthly career philosophy; from language, hieroglyphics and I through this dark and dreary world, thougb
objects seemingly insurmountable meet him on WOMEN OF THE OLDEN TIME.-A corresevery side, Friendship, true as the needle to pondent of the Newburyport, (Mass.) Daily the pole, that points the mariner to a safe har-Union, writing from Ryegate, (Vt.) describes bor, guides him on, giving life and elasticity to as follows, two ladies residing in that town, his movements, and animating and encourag- / who are shining examples for the females of ing him in the path that leads to fortune, hon- our day and generation : or, and renown. By a straight-forward and Among the old persons now residing here, I consistent course through life, Friendship se- met a Mrs. Whitelaw, formerly Mrs. Harvey, cures him friends on every side. All, honor the mother of Peter Harvey, of Boston, whose and respect him for those noble qualities which | name has so often been before the public as the cone titute true politeness. How his heart confidential friend of Daniel Webster. She is swells with pride, and his pulses throb with now eighty-five years of age, and has, in her pleasure and delight, when in a strange land day, been a remarkable woman. As she came he finds one whose feelings are in harmony into this place when it was an entire wilderness with his own,who sympathizes with him in his she must have also witnessed many remarkamisfortunes and whispers sweet words of con. ble events. Her first husband was the agent of solation to his weary soul, and thereby sheds a Scottish company, who purchased and settled the swett and tender influence of God's love Ryeyate. She thus has been the wife of two on mankind, and the Angel of Hope whispers of the first men of what are now two wealthy those beautiful words of Friendship, Love and and populous towns. The first husband was Truth inspiring him with feelings of pleasure nearly forty years old when they married; yet and delight. And with feelings of awe he she was so young the united ages of her chil. raises his eyes to Heaven, and exclaims in the dren, combined with her own made but sixteen language of him that doeth all things well"-- years, and when her young acquaintances call. * LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
ed to see her, the husband would tell her that
she might “get the babies asleep and go out HEAVENWARD AFFECTION.-If you will go
and play! She was afterwards the mother of to the banks of a little stream and watch the
twelve other children, of whom she calls Peter Aies that come to bathe in it, you will notice
“my baby.” Another lady, a Mrs. Broek, now that while they plunge their bodies in, they
ninety years of age, was among the first setkeep their wings high out of the water, and
tlers. Being in good health and retaining the after swimming about a little while, they fly
power of her mind, she remembers the whole away with their wings unwet through the sun
" | history of the country around with great disny air. Now, that is a lesson for us. Here we
tinctness. She seems to have been equally are immersed in the cares and business of this
well adapted to living in and peopling a new world; but let us keep the wings of our soul,
place as the one named above, and has now liv. our faith and our love out of the world, that
ing no less than five generations of her des. with these unclogged, we may be ready to take
cendants. She can say to her daughter, what our flight to Heaven.
but few could ever say—“ Arise, my daughter, F Let our friends circulate a subscription and go to thy daughter,for thy daughter's daughpaper among their friends and neighbors Our ter has got a daughter." subscription might be doubled with a very slight effort on the part of subscribers, and each one
THE NORTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVO. interesting himself or herself in this matter CATE.
CATE.—This paper continues to grow better. would feel much better for the effort. Some
We congratulate Bro. Watson in view of the have sent in their own subscription, and that of prospects of usefulness his paper presents. a friend or friends recently. We would be
ha | This and the Christian Herald are among the glad to express our thanks to those individual. | best religious papers which come to us. ly, had we time and space, but they are grate * We find it difficult to get engravings at fully remembered by us.
this season of the year. We shall endeavor to p Intemperance and crime are twin broth
obtain one for the May and one for the July and September numbers.
Rep We are simplifying matters, so as to be We have received within a few days able after a season, to sit down comfortably, and some very encouraging letters from our litera. have a little converse with our readers without ry friends. These came very opportunely. disturbance or interruption. In making an ef. What with excessive labor and care, and afflic. tort to do the greatest possible amount of good tion in our fam ly circle in the sickness of a be we were not able at once to thread our way, so loved daughter, we have been a little more than as to arrive at the point designated precisely at usually blue for a few weeks past! But with the moment intended. For this reason, in our such friends as we find we have, we can tolerate last emission we were compelled to treat our the blues no longer. We have concluded to disreaders somewhat cavalierly, or, at least to give
miss his Highness, and seek a companionship them only a passing word,—but we intend now
more agreeble. Thanks, many thanks, for the to have our regular chat each month. We can many assurances that our work fills an impor. not do very well without it. Whatever it may tant place, and supplies a desideratum in the be to our readers to receive our work silently literary world. We shall hold on our way, and from our hands to us it is a matter not to be the only change we mean to make in the Misthought of. Only think, after greeting you for cellany, is to improve it as fast and as much as twenty times with smiles to be coinpelled to possible. stand up stiff as a post and with a face long drawn, and clouded, to hand out the Miscella
TO CORRESPONDENTS. ny without a word—we can't stand it, and we
We are very grateful to correspondents for won't. So kind reader, give us your hand, and
o their kindly attentions. We are very desirous if you have smiles, prepare to show them now.
that all our contributors should remember us We know the value of a smile, and appreciate it. We consider nothing worse, except posi
at an early day. If we do not get a communi
cation by the first day of the month as a genetive crime, than that spirit which would banish smiles from the world. Without them it would
ral thing, it may not be looked for in the next
month's issue. It takes time for us to arrange be a world of darkness, of unhappiness, yea of positive misery. A real smile which springs
matter, and we intend, as a general thing to from the deep of the heart is a token and proof
pofl have the printing for each month, done at!
least ten days before the time for issuing the of purity. There may be a counterfeit--what
Inumber which is the first day of the month. is there of intrinsic worth that has not been
We are a little later this month, as we have counterfeited? but it is easy of detection. One
been making arrangements to set our own type year as dark as night, and as blank of happiness
T hereafter And in starting a new office there as the life of a devil, we lived without a smile.
are many things which cannot be foreseen, by And the world has not wealth enough to com
which delays are occasioned. But promptness | pensate us for another. It was a year of sin and sorrow and shame, from which the infinite
may be expected hereafter. compassion of the Infinite alone could save. In that hour a smile would have been worth
F FARMER'S COMPANION AND Horticulmountains of gold. Reader, are you abiding
TURAL GAZETTE, a practical and Scientific Ag under the shadow of the Almighty? appreciate
ricultural and Family Journal for the West.
Published at Detroit, at the low price of fifty your happy position, and look not away from the
cents a year. Redeemer of the world for pleasure, but “ let your eyes look right on,"_" ponder the paths
T The last number presents a very handsome of your feet," and let your souls bę satisfied
appearance. Success to all Agricultural papers with the fatness of God's house with the we say. The more the better, if they are well. pleasures which flow unceasingly upon the evidence that it is thriving.
€ supported, and the Farmer's Companion gives Christian heart. With all our gettings, let us
Chas. Fox, seek nothing more zealously than wisdom.
It! Chas. BETTS, 3 will give joy and gladness in the walks of life, J. C. Holmes, Horticultural Editors. and will comfort us in the hour of dissolution. Linus Cone, Co rr spo ding Ediler.
Kaleidoscope is of Greek origin, and signi-ded and bloomed, lending their fragrance to the fies a beautiful form. This instrument was in- surrounding air. Every thing reflected in this vented some years ago by Dr. Brewster of Ed-beautiful azure seemed more lovely. The very inburg. It consists of two reflecting surfaces birds that flitted on noiseless wing seemed inclined to each other at an angle of 60 deg., beautiful beyond description, and on the wings enclosed in a glass or paper tube. Highly col- of the wandering zeyhyr, were borne to my ored fragments confined loosely within these ears their sweetest notes of melody. Arrayed reflecting surfaces, can be made to assume an in a spotless rube of white, contrasting with infinite variety of beautiful figures of every the delicate blue of the azure, I saw a playful form and color. I was one day carelessly sur-dancing girl. She was the personification of veying this instrument, musing upon the curi. hope, life, and beauty. A garland entwined ous and interesting appearance which it pre- with the bright hued flowers of joy and happisented as I turned it from one position to an- ness encircled her brow, and soft enchantment other, when the sound of far off music fell and alluring pleasure followed in her steps. sweetly upon my ear, and I unconsciously fell Her moments flew noiselessly and swiftly by, into a gentle slumber. I found myself stand- and her cup of delight seemed full to overflow. ing upon a very singular platform, grasping in ing. The joys of life she experienced in all one hand a curious instrument, with the nature the truthfulness of reality, and in no idle of which I was wholly unacquainted. I was que- dreams of purer bliss, did she waste the pleasrying upon the situation of the place, and was ure of the present moment, A stranger to the wishing to ascertain if possible, something of passion which ambition excites, and unacthe properties of the instrument which I held, I quainted with the cares which maturer years when I heard a voice, saying “behold in your bring on, she knew not the meaning of unhap. medium, Life in all its different phases." Ipiness and thought sorrow existed but in name. looked and beheld a beautiful gleam of pure 1 beheld also a young mother watchipg the azure. The magic wand of a fairy could not couch of her-infant slunberer. Her eye was have made a scene more fair and bright. The clear and bright with maternal tenderness as green velvet sward yielded gently to the touch she gazed in all the plenitude of a mother's of the silent breeze, that ever and anon swept love upon her sleeping boy. Hope, with vivid over it, waving it slightly in graceful curves expectation takes her thoughts far forward into and undulations. Amaranthine flowers bud- the dim vista of the future. She beholds him
rising higher in the path that leads to honor / lant and watchful eye. What a picture this! || and renown, until at last he stands on the very What must be the deep black ness of a heart ! pinnacle of fame. She sees his heart filled that could thus constantly find new sources of with filial love, and with all else deemed true torment to annoy an innocent one,and whose onand noble, the sunshine of which is to cheerlly delight consisted in tormenting the helpless. her descent to the tomb. The scene was all Again was my medium turned, and a blushing' at once made radiant by the purple light of re-l red illuminated the vision. I saw Love in the ligion. Every thing seemed to have a purer, I foreground. Wisdom was written upon his a more elevated cast. Charity attracted my l broad brow, the fire of intellect glowed 10 attention in this amethystine tinge. With brownis eye, and he walked in the path of underirradiated by love, a countenance beaming standing. Near him stood a gentle maiden. with kindness, and a heart filled with sympa- | The sparkling orbs of her soul glowed with thy, she poured the balm of consolation into affection as she gazed fondly on the object of the bleeding heart of the downcast and way.! her attachment. Each seemed to bask in the worn. Humility walking in a quiet vale, amid / smile of the other, and the untold wealth of flowers of lowly beauty, seemed content with love was experienced by them in all its blissful the position assigned her, and aspired not to reality. Musing upon their happiness, my al. ascend the path of pride and ostentation. Vir- tention was suddenly turned to one whose tue arrayed in a robe of moral excellence, ap. I name was zeal. He was conversing with canpeared in all her inborn loveliness of heart and I dor on a favorite topic, and with a passionate character. Benevolence tilling the garden of lardor amounting almost to enthusiasm, was the human heart, taught by precept and exam-proving the proposition which he had laid ? ple, how senseless is the cankering love of self, I down. With a warm engagedness in the cause and how pitiful individual ambition. A sud- of truth, he maintained his opinions after found, den turn in my instrurnent now brought to inying them in reason, and evinced a singular de
view a sober gray, containing adversity disap- votedness in every thing in which he engaged. 1 pointment and sadness. The dark leaves of My instrument was again slightly turned, and
the cypress and the willow waved in ominous a deep, dark tint of blue floated before me. In gloom in the foreground, and beyond them Ithis vision I gazed in mute astonishment on 21 saw one on whom calamitous woe had fallen, I wretched misanthrope. With a deep hatred crushing all his ardent wishes, blighting his to all the human family, he had wandered for! most cherished anticipations. Hope with worn from the habitations of men, and with a deep and wounded wing had died upon the heart, selfishness, regarding his own interest alone,' leaving it all darkness and desolation, with no had become a hermit. Miserable man! thought ray of gladness to calm his troubled mind. I 1, that could thus deprive himself of friendly Dark despair attended him at every step, and intercourse with society to live a life of secluhe could see nought to illuminate the heavy sion in such a wild spot. My attention was cloud by which he was surrounded. He sigh- then directed to a person whose name was in. ed for the happiness he once experienced, and tolerance. He walked steadily along saying in the longings of his soul, for oblivion from to all whom he met, “ come this way and do as his woes, he wished for death to relieve his acu. I do, or you are forever sunk in the lowest test anguish. I saw also a black cloud hover-depths of misery.” He frequently met reason, ing frightfully near one upon whose features Il but never for a moment would he listen to a could discern a deep look of hatred and re- / word that he said. Prejudice had so wrought venge. A terrible fire was in his eye, an aw- upon his mind, that he was steeled to the influful frown on his brow, as he steadily pursuedence of anything but the infuence of his own the object of his vengeance. Nothing could strange fancies. My medium was soon turned he do which seemed revenge sufficient, to sat- again revealing to view a yellowish tinge upon isfy the horrid craving of his soul. He wreak- all objects presented. Parsimony I first noticed ed his malice in a thousand ways, and allowed with a varice in his track, destroying every mo. his victim no opportunity to escape his vigi- ble impulse, and all the fine affections of those