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Why deem it so presumptuous for a young person to endeavor to succeed, | the future? If all the world's genius THE FATE OF THE FOREMOST.
199 by an unmarried woman, the latter be in once be clearly understood that any man, vested with all the legal privileges of a married or unmarried, who violates the wife. By resting the power in woman, purity of a virgin, must marry, and thereno man would risk himself in the com fore, confer upon her the honorable name pany of a dissolute, scheming girl, who of wife, retaining her in that relation by might force him to marriage and ruin him not putting her away "all his days," and for life.”
how quickly would the rigid enforcement The latter is the nearest approach to of such a law dry up the sources from the law, which Israel were commanded which materials to perpetuate this monby God to obey, of anything which we strous evil have been supplied! For, be have seen directly advocated. The law it known, that woman is not of like animal of God, however, was general, binding passions with degraded and brutalized the married as well as the unmarried
To assert otherwise is a base libel man, contemplating, of course, a plurali- | upon the sex which God created for ty of wives. It reads as follows: "If a man to honor, love and respect, and not man find a damsel that is a virgin, which to pollute, degrade, disease and cast inis not betrothed, and lay bold on her, and to the slums and gutters to die. Upon they be found; then the man that lay this point, Dr. Napheys says: "At the with her shall give unto the damsel's outside of this important subject, we father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall stop to correct a gross, but widely rebe his wife; because he bath humbled ceived popular error. Every woman, her, he may not put her away all his every physician, nearly every married days."-Deut., xxii, 28, 29.
man will support us in what we are going This divine law worked, we can have to say, and will thank us for saying it. no doubt, very well among Israel, and It is in reference to passion in woman. we can readily understand how nicely its A vulgar opinion prevails that they are enforcement would preserve the chastity creatures of like passions with ourselves; of their daughters. “But,” says one,
that they experience desires as ardent, “this had no reference to prostitutes, but and often as ungovernable, as those to virgins.” True; but let the Christian which lead to so much evil in our sex. nations adopt, sustain, and enforce this
Vicious writers, brutal and ignorant men, law of God, and see how long, after the and some shameless women combine to door of marriage is honorably open to
favor and extend this opinion. Nothing them, women will choose to be "public,” is more utterly untrue.” or even "private” prostitutes. Let it
Moses Thatcher. THE FATE OF THE FOREMOST.
and standing with one foot in the grave So thoroughly
mean and contemptible and the other upon life's topmost rung, is
envy, that it is a rare thing indeed that frown down upon, discourage and even one of its votaries can be found willing block up the way of the ambitious aspi
But resuming as rant who toils to win the summit of the to the two classes under consideration.
same ascent, that he may lawfully fall Why is it some men cannot endure to see
heir to the honors and responsibilities others treading in the paths they once
they are about to relinquish forever? If trod, reaping the fields they once reaped, the young are not to rise and progress
, struggling for the victories they have why in wonder's name were they ever already achieved? Why are parents created? Are not the youth of to-day, jealous of their own children, as it were?
the matured of to-morrow-the children of the present, the men and women of
to acknowledge it.
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and intelligence were confined to the old-, painter or musician; let him acquire any er ranks of society, to men and women celebrity as a social, religious, political at or past the prime of life, and their off or military leader, or gain any distinction spring wholly destitute of the germs of for the achievement of some honorable conceptive thought and executive ability, task or the production of a work of merit, or were deprived of suitable opportuni- and he immediately becomes a mark for ties for their development, what in the the frowning eye and forked tongue of world would become of humanity? | envy. It is a most cursed thing—a loathWhat of the hopes, the promises, the ex
abomination. Some writer has pectations of years? But, thank heaven! christened it the "leprosy of the soul” such queries are irrelevant to the wise, and probably by no other words in our especially to the true Saints of God. language could this base, corrosive pasThey realize the imperative necessity of sion, which eats inwardly while spreadfostering and promoting the growth of ing contagion upon its surroundings, be the young-the rising hope of Israel. It more appropriately described. It is a is only such as know not God nor the viper-an instrument of treachery in the things of God, who are too blindly selfish hands of anyone. It bites both ways, to see anything but their own purposes stinging even with a deadlier venom the and desires, too narrow and contracted hand which wields it than the one against to comprehend any thing beyond their which its virulent fangs are directed. present circumstances and condition, to Yet how many there are who love to whom such questions need ever be pro- | hold this vile serpent aloft, who give it a pounded. To be young is no more of a home and a resting place the bosom of crime than to be old, nor should either their confidence where, like a poisonous state, of itself, ever be considered as a reptile at a water-source, fouling and reproach or a disqualification. Years in vitiating the stream which would otherthe abstract count for nothing. Intel-wise spring forth in purity and health, it ligence will assert itself-whether it lies at the bottom of the soul's fountain, bursts forth like the sun in the glad polluting and turning into gall the sweet morning of life, burns with the steadier and generous impulses which would fain and intenser lustre of noonday, or glows issue forth to bless and benefit humanity. with a milder and a purer radiance in the To be envious of another is simply to calm evening of age. In youth we be concede his superiority. It is a tacit hold the budding promise of what the but truthful acknowledgement of higher future will bring forth: in age the ripe worth or ability. No man was ever en. fruition which the past has once predict- vious of those whom he knew were his ed. “Let no man despise thy youth,” inferiors. Pollock, in his immortal “Honor thy father and thy mother," are “Course of Time," gives the following equally the emanations of wisdom, truth portraiture of this most baneful passion: and righteousness, and while it is a "What made the man of envy what he was sacred requirement of youth to respect Was worth in others, vileness in himself, the aged and ever venerate their superi A lust of praise with undeserving deeds ors, it is the no less solemn duty of the And conscious poverty of soul, and still latter to encourage the progress of the
It was his earnest work and daily toil, rising generation and cheerfully assist in With lying tongue, to make the noble seem their development towards perfection.
Mean as himself. On fame's high hill he saw Envy of another's success or popular
The laurel spread its everlasting green,
And wished to climb; but felt his knees too ity is one of the meanest in the whole
weak, category of human vices. It is a blot
And stood below, unhappy, laying hands that dims the glory of the great—if such
Upon the strong ascending gloriously can be called truly great--and is mani
The steps of honor, bent to draw them back, fested in all the various walks and avo
Involving of the brightness of their path cations of life. Let a man become pop In mists his breath had raised. Whene er he ular as an orator, an actor, a writer, heard,
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As oft he did, of joy and happiness,
illustrations. The fate of the Prophet And great prosperity and rising worth, Joseph Smith and his adherents is only 'Twas like a wave of wormwood o'er his soul, another attestation of what the good and Rolling its bitterness. His joy was woe,
great must inevitably anticipate. Born The woe of others. When from wealth to want,
with a superior mind and ordained of From praises to reproach, from peace to strife,
God as the main-spring of a mighty reFrom mirth to tears, he saw a brother fall
formation, this fearless promulgator of a Or virtue make a slip, his dreams were sweet.
doctrine old and new, this bold advocate O Envy! Hide thy bosom. Hide it deep.
of spiritual reform, this chosen chamA thousand snakes with black envenomed
pion of eternal truth, was struck down mouths,
by the malice of a wicked and corrupt Nest there and hiss and feed through all thy generation, because he nobly responded heart."
to the call of the Omniscient Jehovah and Probably no class of mortals has suf- devoted himself, body and soul, to a fered more from the external operations grand, unselfish object, which compreof this vile propensity, than the class hended the eternal salvation of his race. known as reformers;
men of advanced The living experience of this heroic thought and enlightened principle, phi- martyr is the experience of his people at losophers, inventors, discoverers, scien the present. Possessing superior light tists and savants in general, whose minds to all the world, the light of Christ's have given birih to great ideas with Gospel, a “Light that shineth in darkthe object of ameliorating the condi ness and the darkness comprehendeth it tion or enhancing the happiness of the not,” this little handful of religious worhuman family.
Socrates, Galileo, Co-shipers, otherwise of utter insignifilumbus and other mighty hearts could be cance in the earth, are made the general mentioned, all noble victims of frigid cynosure of the hateful frowns, shameneglect or fiery persecution. The ancient less calumnies, and united opposition of Greek burgher who was asked why he all the churches of Christendom, and voted for the banishment of Aristides, are yet destined to have arrayed against could give no better reason than that he them the combined hostile force and inwas "tired of hearing him called 'The fluence of the entire world. They look Just.'”
A fair sample of the motives for nothing else. They can hope no exwhich have inspired the persecutions of emption from the common lot of their the wise and righteous from time im- righteous predecessors. The fate of memorial. From the days of martyred the foremost is the undying hatred of enAbel, who fell beneath the arm of an en vious inferiority, and has been so from vious assassin, for having won the ap
before the foundation of the world. It proval of heaven by obedience to its began with Lucifer, the father of lies, laws, along the whole route of the mighty the origin of envious strife, the defeated
are strewn a thousand candidate for Divine favor, the disapillustrious examples of the fact now under pointed seeker after power and prefer
Whether we contemplate ment, the would-be usurper of the throne, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, glory and dominion of the Omnipotent Joseph and his brethren, Moses and the Eloheim. The jealous rage which shook Israelites, Christ and the Jews, Chris his dark bosom amid the Councils of tianity and Paganism, Luther and the Eternity, when Jesus Christ was chosen Catholics, Wesley and the Church of
as the Savior of mankind, necessitated England, or a multitude of others, each
his expulsion from the realms of glory, and all will go to prove how universally and subsequently sated its mad fury in similar is the experience encountered by the murder of the Object of his hate and those who have been raised up by the Almighty as leaders and directors in the
the relentless persecution of His faithful followers. History to-day is simply
repeating itself. The lives of the anNor is our own age lacking in eminent I cient Saints are strikingly reiterated in
march of history,
midst of the children of men.
the lives of the Saints of latter days. , world, appears in triumph with His The same murderous spirit which slew Saints, to reign on earth a thousand their Master of yore is abroad upon the years.
0. F. Whitney. earth, operating with equal malevolence against His living Prophets and disciples. I have read the Bible through many And it will continue to operate, its bit times. It is a book of all others for lawterness and malignancy increasing-in- yers, and I pity the man who can not find tensifying with corresponding rapidity to in it a rich supply of thought and rule for the growth of God's work and the ad-conduct.— Il’ebster. vancement of the time when the Man of Men are apt to mistake the strength of Envy and his doomed associates will be their feeling for the strength of their arconsigned to the dark pit prepared for gument. The heated mind resents the their reception, while Christ the Con- chill touch and relentless scrutiny of queror of hell and Redeemer of the 1 logic.-Gladstone.
A CURIOUS FACT. THERE may be some among the back to Salt Lake City, the starting younger members of the community who point. The journey, according to his are unacquainted with the fact that on a watch, has occupied just twenty-four certain meridian of longitude the days of hours, and what has been quite remarkthe week change from one to the next able with him, there has been no right, succeeding at mid-day, instead of at mid while we all know that in ewenty-four night. For their benefit, therefore, we hours the inhabitants of every portion of will endeavor to demonstrate how and the earth have a period of darkness called why such an event is necessary.
night. First, granting us the privilege of hy What is still more strange, he learns pothetical reasoning, suppose that a on returning to the earth that it is Tuesman should ascend with the rapidity of day (for it was Monday when he asthought to the height of a thousand cended, and there has been no night,) miles in the direction of the sun when it and consequently it appears incredible is directly above us at noon-day. He is to our hero that the day bas charged at once placed in such a position that from Monday to Tuesday at mid-day. there is no night with him because he is Yet he must admit that such has been in a direct line between the earth and the
But the question now arises, sun and does not revolve with the earth. where on his journey-or we should ra: In short, it is always mid-day with him. ther say, at what time during the revoluHe sees the earth revolve under him at an tion of the carth did the change occur? approximate rate of one thousand miles He ascends once more to ascertain; an hour. He ascended at Salt Lake City, this time not so high, so that he can drop and as the huge globe turns around from down occasionally and learn the day of west to east, he discerns in the distance the week. He goes to England to in(of course his vision would necessarily quire of all the cities as they pass. It is have to be pretty good to see a thousand iwelve o'clock noon, on Tuesday, when miles) the city of San Francisco, then he ascends at London. Overtaking a Honolulu on the Sandwich Islands, then ship on the Atlantic, he enquires what after awhile the eastern coast of Asia, time and what day it is, and he learns that then Europe would come under him, it is twelve o'clock noon, on Tuesday. England would then appear, after which The city of New York next appears unthe Atlantic Ocean, then comes New der him, and on descending learns that York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Omaha, it is still twelve o'clock, Tuesday noon, the slope of the rocky mountains, then notwithstanding the fact that it was that
hour when he ascended at London about ; there), that it is customary with them to three hours previous. At Chicago he have the change of days occur at noon learns that it is just twelve o'clock, Tues- each day. The fact is still singular but day noon; then Salt Lake City appears,
true. He has ascertained that on the one and Mr. Craig at the weather office says it hundred and seventy-eighth meridian of is j ust twelve o'clock, Tuesday noon,and longitude, the change of ys occurs at yet it was that hour at London sever. midday, for he knows that were it not so, and a half hours before.
Our friend as it is noon with the inhabitants of thiraks he has had quite a lengthy noon
the earth somewhere continually, there hour.
Being determined to find out would be no change of days. where the change of Tuesday to Wed Now, we fancy that our reader is con
day will occur, he continues, and on vinced, and if he isn't he ought to be, that inq uiry at San Francisco, ascertains that the days must necessarily change from it is still twelve o'clock, Tuesday noon,
one to the other at midday. But some wit h the people of that place. The Pa one asks, why is it that they change on cific Ocean next comes into sight; then the one hundred and seventy-eighth de
drops at the Sandwich Islands, but it gree of longitude? Well, we will explain: is still iwelve o'clock, Tuesday noon. On You remember when our hero was seekagain, he inquires al the city of Pekin, ing for land on that meridian he could when to his surprise he is informed that scarcely find any? Hence, in conseit is twelve o'clock noon, on Wednesday. quence of the great confusion and disHe is puzzled still, but is sure that it order it would cause to have the days was Tuesday when he left the Sandwich change at noon in populous, civilized Islands, and now it is Wednesday. There countries, in the matter of dated docuhas been no night with him since he left ments, etc., scientists have agreed that, the last place, but always midday, con no one would be affected in any sequently the day has certainly changed material degree by defining the change from Tuesday to Wednesday at midday. to take place on the one hundred and No w, he always thought that the change seventy-eighth degree of west longitude, of clays occurs at twelve o'clock at night, it was placed there for that reason. but is now convinced that there is an In conclusion, we may be excused for eXC eptional place where the change saying that Chatham Island is an exoccurs at midday.
cellent place for a man who is always Our hero, as soon as convenient, takes behind time, for he can easily get a day a steamer at San Francisco, and sails ahead. He can go to bed at night, sleep sou thwest towards New Zealand, in order twelve or fifteen hours, and get up the
discover where the change occurs. same morning, or rather, the same day, Traveling on he crosses the one hundred or he may do all Monday's and Tuesday's and seventy-eighth meridian of longitude work in ten hours, and of course get we st of Greenwich, when the captain paid for two days. But it is a correspondtel Is him they must now add a day, right ingly bad place for those who require a in
the middle of the day, changing it long time in partaking of their meals; from say one or two o'clock on Wednes- for instance, a man might take his seat da y, to just the same time on Thursday. at the dinner table at a quarter to twelve They hunt for a city on that meridian of on Saturday, and not get through his longitude, but find that land is exceed meal until the next day at a quarter past ingly scarce.
At length away down in twelve, yet he may fancy that the dinner the South Pacific Ocean, in latitude about only entertained him for half an hour. forty degrees they arrive at the village
Ed. E. Brain. Waitangei, on the Ware-Kauri, or atham Island. Our adventurer learns A wife's bosom should be the tomb of
from the inhabitants who are most her husband's failings, and his character New Zealanders, (New Zealand being far more valuable in her estimation than
about three hundred miles west from his life.