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The National Magazine. Lignity; and, secondly, that it would lead to
dangerous theological crudities and heresies. OCTOBER, 1854.
We should have noticed these objections in our
article, had we not prolonged it already to too EDITORIAL NOTES AND GLEANINGS.
great a length. We are tempted here to refer
to them a moment. Mormons-Correspondents-Preaching for the Times -D. D. 's-Geese, Cats, and Bachelors-Suicides-
No one is more ready than we are to admit The Contraction riz.--Remnant of Popery-Was the scientific claims of the profession. Philol. Queen Elizabeth dark or fair ?-Colt in the Caucasus ogy, psychology, Biblical criticism, ethics—the -Effect of Fear--Cost of War-Sauley's Discovery of the Ruins of the Cities of the Plain-Eloquence
most profound departments of scientific inquiry of Chatham-Channing-Gray's Elegy-A Terrible
-are at its very basis. We would not degrade Wound of the Imagination-Immigration-Long. it from this dignity. Though the Scriptures winded-Macaulay-Noble Minds.
nowhere adopt scientific forms, and the aposWe give, in our present Number, a valuable tles and first preachers of Christianity perhaps original article on the Mormons, correcting, in never used them, and scarcely ever attempted important respects, the paper in our June Num- technical definitions of theological subjects, yet ber on the same subject. If the writer's state their legitimacy is as unquestionable as in the ments, respecting the treatment of the Mormons natural sciences. Nature and religion are by their neighbors, in Illinois, are correct, (and analogous in this respect. Nature presents no he is certainly a good authority,) the public scientific formulæ; the physicist observes the opinion has erred egregiously. We are happy phenomena of the vegetable world, in their to be the vehicle of better information. Some lavish confusion, and reduces them to scientific valuable and new estimates of Mormonism are arrangement, forming botany; in the same presented in this communication; the reader manner his observations of the mineral world will find it well worthy of his attention, not give rise to mineralogy, of the structure of the withstanding some unnecessary severities which earth to geology, &c. The revelations of Scripstill remain after our endeavors to prune them. ture, designed for popular use and assuming no
technical forms or terms, nevertheless, like the CORRESPONDENTS will please bear in mind works of their great Author, in nature, adthat we go to press at least a month before our mit of scientific classification and discussion. date; communications, therefore, must some Scientific theology is then legitimate; we not times remain on hand for weeks before they only admit it—we contend for it. But does the can be inserted, and even after this delay, some fact imply that only professional or trained men articles must be still longer postponed, if we are competent for the labors of the ministry? would not have too many of the same or similar As well might you contend that botanists are kind inserted at once. We must plead an old alone fitted for the labors of agriculture. The maxim of the highest authority: “Let pa- scientific farmer has, doubtless, advantages over tience have its perfect work.”
his uneducated neighbor, and it would be well
if all agriculturists were trained to the highest In our article on President Wayland's views learning of their business. But not for ages, if of the Preaching for the Times, reference is ever, will the world get its bread by hands of made to the usefulness of lay ecclesiastical such skill. It would starve were all others to laborers in Ireland, and to proposals for some be excluded from the art. Now we affirm that thing of the kind in England. The day after the ministerial office is analogous, and that we had written that article, the New-York while learned ability should ever be sustained in Tribune contained a letter from England, in it, even to the utmost, the aggregate of its labors which occurs the following passage :
and also of its results must be in the hands of “Meantime the bishops---it is nearly time-have be
practical, unlearned workmen, and that this gun to see the necessity for adapting the services of the fact need not detract from the dignity which Church and her agencies to the condition and wants of scholarship and genius may give the profession. the population. A report has been presented to Convocation, and which is to be, by the queen's permis
We think it will rather enhance their estimasion, laid beforo parliament, recommending the short tion by giving them a more distinct relative ening of some of the Church services, and the employe importance. ment of agency to meet tho wants of the population, especially in the densely peopled manufacturing towns.
There are professions which are so essentially The Roman Catholic Church has an endless and un scientific, or at least technical, as not to admit limited set of agencies, male and female, for carrying of this accommodation. The law is such ; no religious instruction and ministrations, which the clercy cannot overtake, to the homes of the people;
man, not educated to it, could successfully manand the Anglican clergy begin to think it full time age its cases—we do not say, however, that this that they had something of the same sort. In Ireland, is not the fault of the law itself. Medicine may there is much of this agency-missionaries, Scripture
be placed in the same category. But it is obrealers, and catechists; but their labors are directed to the Roman Catholics. This, of course, the priests do
viously otherwise with religion-religion, which, not like-warn the people against them from the altars, like agriculture, as in the above illustration, has and they are often insulted and ill-treated by fellows
a practical range so extensive, so popular, so who rejoice in the opportunity, though they are often made to pay for it by the law. 'But in England, there distinguished from its philosophical basis. is a wide field, and a legitimate one, the judicious cul As to the second objection, both theory and tivation of which might be productive of the happiest practice are against it-theory, at least as we social and moral results."
hold in this country, and, as the tendency of The chief objections, so far as we have observed the age implies, in all countries. The doctrine them, against Dr. Wayland's views, are that of the safety, nay of the superior safety of the such an employment of uncultivated laymen in popular judgment, is fundamental in the civilithe labors of the ministry would be incom- I zation of the age. We popularize legislation,
the arts, literature, everything—and everything singular beauty, and of excellent family, who, gains by the fact. Public interests are safer, in consequence of the unhappiness caused by the left to the popular judgment; literature and preference of her father and step-mother to her the arts fare the better for being left to the half-sister, drowned herself in the Seine; and genius and patronage of the people. He of a Prussian officer, who, being seized with that would gainsay the fact must renounce the deafness which medical skill failed to remove, characteristic idea of the times.
blew out his brains in a box at the opera. And how do the facts of the case qualify the Among the working classes, this frightful manis theory? Is it not found that the Church is has increased, within a short period, to a terboth most stable and most powerful where its rible amount, and the public journals are daily labors and responsibilities are most popular ? | filled with the accounts of these melancholy Take the two denominations which have most events — occurring principally among young largely adopted a popular ministry—that is, a persons, sometimes almost children, of both lay ministry—in this country, the Baptists and sexes; love disappointments, reverses of fortune, Methodists. We venture the assertion, that no family quarrels, sometimes merely an apparently others in the land are at this moment more con causeless discouragement and disgust of life, all solidated and more vigorous. Methodism, from lead to these catastrophes; and drowning, its Arminianism, has been liable, in the estima suffocation, and the pistol are resorted to as the tion of its religious neighbors, to Socinian re cure for evils which a moderate amount of sults. But it has stood more than a hundred religious feeling and common fortitude would years, with a ministry almost entirely untrained lighten and render endurable, if not dispel. (at least by the usual process) and rife with popular elements, and yet has scarcely had an The contraction viz, is a curious instance of instance of serious aberration from its theological the universality of arbitrary signs. There are orthodoxy. No cotemporary religious body has few people now who do not readily comprehend more rigidly and yet spontaneously maintained the meaning of that useful particle; a certain its theological rectitude. This, to be sure, publican excepted, who, being furnished with a will not be to its credit, in the estimation of list of the requirements of a festival in which “ liberalists” and “progressionists;" but it is the word appeared, apologized for the omission not the less to the purpose of our argument. of one of the items enumerated; he informed
We contend then for Dr. Wayland's views of the company that he had inquired throughout the subject, despite the comments of some of the town for some viz., but he had not been able our esteemed cotemporaries. Those views are to procure it. He was, however, readily exsound theoretically, and, as we have shown, cused for his inability to do so. Vi 3. being a they are indispensable practically. It is our corruption of videlicet, the termination sign sober judgment that Protestant Christianity 3 was never intended to represent the letter cannot sustain its coming conflicts the con
"%," but simply a mark or sign of abbreviation. flicts, as Dr. Wayland says, of the next genera. It is now always written and expressed as a tion—without an improvement in this respect, "z," and will doubtless continue to be so. amounting to a revolution, and with such an im- This is one of many arbitrary modes of exprovement it will probably decide, in the next pression, the use of which is known to many, generation, the religious destiny of the world. and few desire to know how they became
invented. DOCTORS OF DIVINITY.-The Chevalier Bunsen, though a civilian and a diplomat, is a Doc REMNANT OF POPERY.-A descendant of the tor of Divinity. The well-known Dr. Kitto is a Wesleyan family is at present “confessor” to layman, though the leading writer in sacred the royal household of England. D'Israeli, literature now in England. The celebrated in his Commentaries on the Life and Reign of theologian, Michaelis, was a lay D. D. Laymen Charles I., describing the difficulties which are not excluded from divinity professorships Elizabeth and James had to contend with in at Cambridge, England. D. D. is given in Ger- relation to their Catholic subjects, says :many to laymen: Dr. Kitto obtained his there.
“So obscure, so cantious, and so undetermined woro The example may not be unworthy of attention the first steps to withdraw from the ancient Papistical in this country. If followed here, it would tend customs, that Elizabeth would not forgive a bishop for to restore the title to its legitimate use, as it is marrying; and auricular confession, however con.
demned as a point of Popery, was still adhered to by not probable that laymen would receive it with
many. Bishop Andrews would loiter in the aisles of out a legitimate title to it.
St. Paul's to afford bis spiritual comfort to the un
burtheners of their conscience." GEESE, CATS, AND BACHELORS.—The following And he then adds this note: paragraph is published in the regular report
“This last remains of Popery may still be tracod of the late proceedings of the Connecticut
among us; for, since the days of our Eighth Henry, Legislature:
the place of confessor to the royal household has never
been abolished." “Bill to tax geese, cats, and bachelors, taken up. Mr. Harrison was opposed to the provision taxing bache A correspondent of the London Notes and lors. There was a tax laid already upon the goose, Queries asks—“Is the office still in existence ? and any man who had lived twenty-five years without heing married, could be taxed under that section.
and if so, who holds it, and by whom is the conThe bill was indefinitely postponed."
fessor appointed? Of course, I do not suppose
that our queen maintains a Roman Catholic An unusual and alarming number of suicides confessor; but is the office still retained in the are reported in France, many of them resulting same manner as that of the Abbot of Westfrom the most trivial causes. Among the most minster, referred to in one of Cardinal Wisedistressing have been those of a young lady of man's Pastorals ?"
To these queries the editor of the Notes and that speaks so often ?" cried the survivors to Queries replies :
each other. The Lesghian stood firm, merely
folding his pelisse of sheep-skin round his left "The office is connected with the chapel royal, St.
arm ready to receive a blow, a precaution not James's, and is at present held by Dr. Charles Wesley, who is also sub-dean. The appointment is by the unneeded, since now two Russians abreast Dean of the Chapel Royal, the Bishop of London. were on the point of assailing him. Certain The confessor (sometimes called chaplain) officiates at of their prey, these advanced more cautiously the early morning prayers, so punctually attended by the late Duke of Wellington."
than their predecessors.
This time two
deliberate shots brought them down right and Was QUEEN ELIZABETH DARK OR FAIR ?-An left; each fell pierced near the region of the English periodical put this question some time
heart. The remaining soldiers were amazed. ago to the curious in historical matters. A The Lesghian, faint with loss of blood, and correspondent, in reply, quotes the following feeling his strength fast ebbing, now drew forth picture of the celebrated queen from a rare old another pistol, a movement unobserved by the book, Sir John Hayward's Annals of the First enemy, and rapidly fired three shots at the Four Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth : group of Russians, some fifty yards distant at
the other end of the bridge. Owing to his light "Shee was a lady upon whom nature had bestowed, being now dim, only one shot took effect, and well placed, many of her fayrest favors: of stature meane, slender, streight, and aniably composed; of
wounding one of the dragoons in the shoulder. such state in her carriage, as every motion of her
“Let us tly," they cried; “it is the Evil Spirit seemed to beare majesty; her haire was inclined to of the mountains-he would kill our whole pale yellow, her foreheade large and faire, and seemeing
army." Accordingly, they precipitately fled, seat for princely grace; her eyes lively and sweete, but short-sighted; her nose somewhat rising in the just as the Lesghian sank down exhausted at middest. The whole compasse of her countenance the foot of the rock. At a distance they vensomewbat long, but yet of admirable beauty; not so tured to look back. “It hath vanished in the much in that which is termed the flower of youth, as in a most delightful compositione of majesty and
mist,” cried the superstitious Muscovites. The modesty in equall mixture.
Her vertues Lesghian chief was succored by some of his were such as might suffice to make an Æthiopian own people, and ere long recovered from his beautifull: which, the more man knows and under
hurt, as did the wounded Russian.
At his stands, the more he shall love and admire. Shee was of divine witt, as well for depth of judgment, as for
bridal feast, some four months after, the pistols, quick conceite and speedy expeditione; of eloquence, which were a pair of Colt's revolvers, and were as sweet in the utterance, soe ready and easy to come a gift from an American traveler, Captain KM, to the utterance; of wonderful knowledge, both in learning and affayres; skilfull not only in Latine and
to the youthful hero of the Caucasus, were Greeke, but alsoe in divers foraigne languages." handed round amid the general benedictions of
the party. The bride is said even to have COLT IN THE CAUCASUS.--An Eastern traveler kissed them, saying, “ Ah! me Dehemit, were tells a good story of Colt's pistol. In Daghes all the brave Circassians armed like thee, tan, a young Lesghian chief, being severely there would not be so many tearful maidens wounded during one of the frequent razzias of and bereaved widows in Daghestan.” the Russians, took refuge on a ruined salki, in order to apply bandages to his wounds. While EFFECT OF FEAR.- Boachet, a French author, thus employed, he was discovered by a party of of the sixteenth century, states that the physitwelve dismounted dragoons, who immediately cians at Montpelier, which was then a great gave chase on his taking flight. Being fleet of school of medicine, had every year two crim. foot, for a short while he outran them, during inals, the one living the other dead, delivered which time, such of them as had their carbines to them for dissection. He relates that on one loaded, fired at him ineffectually. Having occasion they tried what effect the mere er: crossed one of the flexible bridges, common in pectation of death would produce upon a subject that country, and which was over a rapid tor in perfect health, and in order to this experitent at the foot of a mountain, the fugitive, ment they told the gentleman (for such was his finding himself unable to proceed much farther, rank) who was placed at their discretion, that and having time to put his arms in order, stood as the easiest mode of taking away his life, they at bay under a projecting rock. With yells of would employ the means which Seneca had delight, and uplifted sabres, the Russians ap- chosen for himself, and would therefore open proached the bridge. The foremost nearing him his veins in warm water. Accordingly they cried, “Yield, dog !". “Not while I have twelve covered his face, pinched his feet, without lives at my girdle," cried the undaunted moun- lancing them, and set them in a foot-bath, and taineer. The Russians in the rear laughed then spoke to each other as if they saw that the loudly at the boast; but he in advance fell dead, blood was flowing freely, and life departing pierced through and through by a bullet, nearly with it. The man remained motionless; and at the feet of the Lesghian. The second soldier when, after a while, they uncovered his face, stumbled over his dead comrade, and, as he rose, they found him dead. received a shot which caused him to fall severely wounded. The next, seeing the same weapon, Cost OF WAR.—The Government of Great which had twice been discharged, still pointed, Britain spent in the last four years of the rushed on; but to the surprise of the Russians, war with France the following sums :-In a third shot was fired at him: untouched, how- 1812, $517,107,690; in 1813, $604,763,285; ever, he was about to cut down the Lesghian, in 1814, $584,219,445; in 1815, 582,453, when a fourth discharge scattered his brains on 255. The expenditure during the war, the rocky parapet, and his lifeless body tumbled from 1803 to 1815 inclusive, was $5,798,646, in the torrent beneath. Three of the Russians 280. This expenditure would have sufficed had now fallen. “What demon pistol is this, to supply all England with schools, churches,
hospitals, museums, and every other public in. in which he speaks as follows of Chatham's stitution of the highest civilization, and to have eloquence :endowed them all forever! The expenses of the
“I have neither the gravity nor the importance of present European struggle will probably be character necessary to govern in these wild and un. sufficient to do the same for all Europe! What ruly times, and am sorry that with the Earl of Chatan infernal drawback on humanity, then, is war!
ham died tho genius of England. The majesty of his mind overawed everything. The world was silent
before him. He alone intimidated the house of BourDe Saulcy's discovery of the ruins of the
bon, and so great was the terror of his name that the “Cities of the Plain," excited no little interest very year he died, on a report prevailing in France that throughout the civilized world a few months
he was to be again minister of England, the French im. since. M. Van de Velde was induced to visit
mediately marched twenty battalions down to the
coast, transported heavy cannon post to Brest, and the locality, in order to verify the alleged fact. seized all the peasants from the plow to assist in reHe has published two heavy volumes which will pairing the fortifications of the towns they imagined
Lord Chatham would begin his adininistration by effectually allay the excited curiosity of the
invading. When they found the rumor was false, they learned on the subject. M. Van de Velde says: desisted from their works, marched their troops back “The plain exhibits an extent of gravel, chiefly of a
to their garrisons, and thought Brest strong enough to gray color, diversified occasionally by rows of large
repel the fleet of England, though too weak to resist the
genins of William Pitt. This wonderful man was not stones, which generally run parallel to each other.
less dreaded at home. I remember when, after an abBetween these rows of stones grow various shrubs, such as are proper to this locality, especially one kind
sence of two years, he came down to the House of which bears a great resemblance to the tamarisk, but
Commons without any man's knowing his intentions, whicb, on closer examination, indicates a different
and knocked up by a single speech a whole adminis
tration. His invectives were terrible denunciations of botanical affinity. M. de Saulcy crossed this plain twice, once from north to south along the sea-shore,
vengeance, and accompanied as they were with an eyo and afterward from the north corner of the Salt
that shot pernicious fire into the heart of his opponents. Mountain to the Wadi Zuweirah. Here he gets quito
They had a preternatural effect upon men. Hume excited. Without doubt this is the plain of Sodoin,
Campbell, brother to Lord Marchmont, a cold, steady, and the rows of stones are the remains of the city
interested Scotchman, (who disregarded words as much walls, and who knows what more! How little obser
as any man,) was so scared by him in the House of vation, thought I, is necessary to recognize, in these
Commons that he was suddenly seized, while Mr. Pitt rows of stones among the gravel and in the rich vege
was speaking, with a violent shivering fit, went home tation, the course of torrents which in the winter time
in a high fever, and died in a week afterward. I will sweep down from the mountain gorges and overflow
stop here, for I am insensibly going on to something
like memoirs of Lord Chatham. He sleeps now, but the plain! Nothing is clearer than this. Any one who bas ever seen the dry course of a river in the
the poet's lyre is awake. It is in your hand, my good
friend. Sound then the strings, celebrate his praise, desert has no difficulty in here tracing the different beds of the numerous streams, which during the rainy
and contrast the magnitude of his mind to the poor season wind through this plain. But wbat will not
pusillanimity of modern statesmen, to the corruption imagination do? We followed in the footsteps of M.
of modern parliaments, and to the base Itallan code of de Saulcy to Jebel Ugdum. Accidentally we were
modern policy." kept for a considerable time on the north side of this mountain. One of our Bedouins, who knew well that
Just such a man, imperial, yes, and imperious we should have that day a very long journey, being too, with talent, do we need at this day in our ill, and so not feeling himself in a condition to accom
own national legislature to rebuke and defy the plish it, attempted to conduct us by the east side of the Salt Mountain. At first I did not see through his
insolent mediocrity or rather inferiority, which design; bat, as we came nearer to the mountain and by substituting audacity for ability and billingsbegan to have it on our left, his object could be no gate for eloquence, has degraded the national longer hid. My guides now swore with all sorts of oaths that there was no way to the west of the Salt capital into a political kennel. Mountain; but you may easily understand that their oaths did not weigh much with me, and when they CHANNING, though himself grave if not morbid, baw at last that I kept to my point, they gave way had wholesome views of life. God, he says, with the usual Insh'-Allah.' This circumstance meanwhile caused mo to make a double march along
who gave us our nature—who has constituted the north side of the mountain, and I became thus body and minds incapable of continued effort fully convinced that whatever there may be on the who has implanted a strong desire for recreaplain, ruins there are not. That M. de Saulcy should have found here not only the remains of buildings and
tion after labor—who has made us for smiles cities, but positively those of Sodom, I declare I can- much more than tears — who made laughter not attribute to any other source than the creation of the most contagious of all sounds—whose Son his fancy."
hallowed a marriage feast by his presence and Thus, then, it seems that the eager French- sympathy--who has sent the child from his man mistook the beds of streams for the creating hand to develop its nature by active foundations of cities. Some of the English sports, and who has endowed both young and critics, however, seem indisposed to credit fully old with a keen susceptibility of enjoyment the observations of Van de Velde. The question from wit and humor-He who has thus formed is considered still an open one.
us, cannot have intended us for a dull life, and
cannot frown on pleasures which solace our ELOQUENCE OF CHATHAM.-The remains of fatigue and refresh our spirits for coming toils. the eloquence of Chatham show it to have been of rare power, and its results prove still more its GRAY'S ELEGY.—The original MS. of this greatness. His power over parliament and the immortal poem was sold at auction in London government was the proudest example of the lately. At a former sale (1845) it was purdespotism of talent to be found in the records chased, together with the “ Odes," by a Mr. of English statesmanship. His eloquent voice Penn. He gave $500 for the Elegy alone. He seemed to dominate over Europe itself, and to was proud, says the London Athenæum, of his pronounce its destinies. His cotemporaries purchase--so proud, indeed, that binders were speak of his strength in debate as altogether employed to inlay them on fine paper, bind marvelous--as sublime. A London paper gives, them up in volumes of richly-tooled olive from manuscript, a recently discovered letter of morocco, with silk linings, and finally inclose the famous Lord Littleton, the supposed Junius, , each volume in a case of plain purple morocco.
The order was carefully carried out, and the through his legs below his knees, separating volumes were deposited at Stoke Pogis in the them from the thighs; for he suddenly sank great house adjoining the grave of Gray. The down, shortened, as he believed, to the extent MS. of the Elegy is full of verbal alterations, of about a foot in measurement. The trunk of —it is the only copy known to exist--and is the body fell backward on the ground, and the evidently Gray's first grouping together of the senses were completely paralyzed by the shock. stanzas as a whole. As the "Elegy " is known Thus he lay motionless among the wounded by heart to nearly every Englishman, and we and dead during the rest of the night, not believe American, we shall give some of the daring to move a muscle, lest the loss of blood readings. The established text we print in should be fatally increased. He felt no pain, Roman type, the MS. readings in italics : but this he attributed to the stunning effect of
the shock to the brain and nervous system, Of such as wandering near her midnight bower strety too
At early dawn he was aroused by one of the The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep
medical staff, who came round to help the village
wounded: “What's the matter with you, my The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, Forerer slep: the breezy call of
good fellow ?” said the surgeon. "Ah! touch The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn me tenderly,” replied M. Boutibouse, “I beseech Or chanticleer 80 shrill or
you; a cannon ball has carried off my legs." Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share coming
The surgeon examined the limbs referred to, doubtful
and then giving him a good shake, said, with a Let not ambition mock their useful toil,
joyous laugh, “Get up with you-you have
homely Their homely joys
nothing the matter with you.” M. Boutibouse rustic
immediately sprang up in utter astonishment, Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault and stood firmly on the legs which he thought Forgive, ye proud, th' involuntary fault
he had lost forever. "I felt more thankCan honor's voice provoke the silent dust auake
ful,” said M. Boutibouse, “than I had ever Chill penury repress'd their noble rage
done in the whole course of my life before. had damp'd
I had not a wound about me. I had, indeed, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest,
been shot down by an immense cannon ball; Tully Some Cromwell
but instead of passing through the legs, as I Casar
firmly believed it had, the ball had passed under Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined
my feet, and had plowed a hole in the earth struggling They kept the noiseless tenor of their way
beneath, at least a foot in depth, into which my silent
feet suddenly sank, giving me the idea that I Evin in our ashes live their wonted fires
had been thus shortened by the loss of my And buried ashes glow with social Brushing with basty steps the dews away
legs." The truth of this story is vouched for With hasty footsteps bruxh
by Dr. Noble. There at the foot of yonder nodding beech Oft hoary
IMMIGRATION.-A statement of the immigrants spreading Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn
arriving at this port during the four weeks comWith gesturen quaint
mencing on the 25th of June, and ending on Muttering his wayward fancies he would rove
the 21st July, inclusive, as taken from the fond conceits he wont to Along the heath and near his favorite tree
reports of the Custom-House officer, has been By the heuth side
published by the Tribune. From this it appears The next with dirges due in sad array
that the total number which arrived was meet Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn
26,773—an average of 6,693£ per week, or Wrote
nearly one thousand (956-5-28) per day. Thus Carred
Europe continues to pour in upon us, and in Large was his bounty and his soul sincere
numbers which hardly admit of being rated.
heart Or drew his frailties from their dread abode
The calculations in our late editorial, entitled Nor seek to draw them
“ Look at the Facts," fall altogether short of the There they alike in trembling hope reposo His frailties there
actual facts. What will become of this land
in a hundred years from to-day, unless our proHere is the art of word-painting carried to visions for education and religion are rastly perfection. Who does not feel with Waller ?
-augmented beyond their present ratio? Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
LONG-WINDED.-An exchange quotes the fol
lowing lucid, concise, terse sentence, (for it is A TERRIBLE WOUND_OF THE IMAGINATION. all one sentence,) from the Richmond Inquirer. Dr. Noble, in an analytic lecture at Man The description is as remarkable, to say the chester, England, “On the Dynamic Influence least, as the thing described. The man that of Ideas,” told a good anecdote of M. Bouti can read it through aloud, with only the pauses bouse, a French savant, in illustration of the required by commas, would deserve the diamond power of imagination. M. Boutibouse served as his reward :in Napoleon's army, and was present at many “A short time since, Mr. Benjamin Moore, a worthy, engagements during the early part of last cen industrions, hard-working resident of Manchester, optury. At the battle of Wagram, in 1809, he posite this city, while digging and removing from one
of the recently laid out public streets a few cart-loads was engaged in the fray; the ranks around him of hitherto undisturbed alluvium, for James Fisher, had been terribly thinned by shot, and at sun Esq., of that town, was so fortunate as to discover in set he was nearly isolated. While reloading
the ferrugineous clay or earth, about two feet below his musket, be was shot down by a cannon ball.
the surface, near several water-worn round pieces of
secondary sand-stone, what, at the time, he supposed His impression was, that the ball had passed to be simply a very pretty fragment of sparkling, trans