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every object by which she was surrounded.' were scattered thickly, whose grateful perBut it did not require very close scrutiny to fume filled the air. A lilile cherub of beauty discern that there were great and universal was playing upon its mother's knee, and it differences in opinion concerning her. Those smiled with the smiles of its father. Virtue was who were best acquainted with her, found her their most forward and their principal attendkind, gentle, peaceable and lovely ; while | ant, and I saw her binding a wreath of everthose, to whom she was a stranger, were con green flowers around them. I was convinced tinually uttering their dislike of her. To that, if they merited thepame they bore, Sorrow, them she appeared to wear a dark and gloomy | the sabie-vestured maiden whom I had seen, brow. Coldness was in her words, and she must never venture under their bowers, and looked upon them with a chilly frown. These every one, whose disposition was not moulded hurried from my presence, and Poverty, with and tempered to peace and tranquillity, must a meagre form and tattered habilimen's, came remain beyond its borders. This group was forward, relating a dismal tale and asking re Happiness; yet, I was assured that it was lief from those by whom he was surrounded.-- || nothing more than a picture conjured up by a I was not a little interested to observe the vast fickle being called Imagination. 'Tis true, difference in manner with which his story was there mighi be a transitury existence of it, in heard by those to whom it was addressed. || reality ; but all the opposing spirits which Avarice, a cold and heartless wretch, with a were attributes of the situation in which they mean and sordid mind, but whose coffers were were placed, were continually harassing them, overflowing with abundant riches, cast an pulling down their bulwarks, and eiitering indignant and unfeeling eye upon the suffer upon their grourds ; this was ruin to the exer, and bid him begone. Pride, a person

istence of true Happiness. Another scene deof so despicable a character, as to be uni- | lighted me; a person wearing a serious but versally disliked, hastened by him with | happy countenance, was seated beneath the a haughty look, and self-important carriage, spreading branches of a willow. He appeared as if no suppliant was there. Humanity, to have but few inveterate enemies; there who wore a mild and generous aspect, spread were many indeed with whom he would have out his banners and received him under them cheerfully dispensed, but, if Sorrow trespassed with a willing heart. Charity, the deserving upon his borders he suffered her to pass with. handmaid of Humanity, streched forth an open out giving any considerable pain ; and did hand and freely gave a liberal gift to relieve any other enemy appear he suffered them to the distressed. When the supplicant sufferer pass as harmlessly as possible, considering that received the benevolent assistance of the two iheir conduct was ordained by Him who was last mentioned, Gratitude walked up with a the Author of them all. Vice however, let her speaking smile, and rewarded the donors with appear before him in whatever form she might, a thousand heartfelt thanks. Shame, the sted always created uneasiness in his mind, and fast attendant upon Guill, was lurking behind, || was totally rejected from his presence ; his endeavoring to screen himself from the public name 'was Contentment. Hatred stared me gaze. Jealousy, an ugly fiend, with an en in the face, Anger darted by me with an imvenomed weapon, was chopping through the | petuous motion, while lightning seemed flashtender roots of the green and beautiful tree of ing from his eyes, and his cheeks faming with bliss, that had been fourishing under the foster fire. Revenge, cool and meditating Revenge, ing care of Love. I beheld him, with sorrow, buckled on his armor with composure, and engaged in his horrible purpose, but nothing rushed forward to commit some foul and helcould dissuade him froin accomplishing the foul lish deed. I looked through a long vista that and ill-fated deed. All the endearing accents, I receded before me, and beheld a dumerous the kind remonstrances of Love, the foster- | train of beings, attendants with those whom I parent of the tree, availed not; he persevered | have mentioned ; but while I was eager to with untiring assiduity, until the noble tree trace the developments of their characters, a was undermined, and it fell, withered and de- | person named False Friendship approached cayed, and finally crumbled to dust beneath me, but by his disgusting pretensions, and his the chill and palsying hand of Neglect. Jus endeavors to ingratiate himself into my favor, tice brandished a glittering sword for the pur. || he so disgusted me that I awoke, and discorpose of protecting the star-eyed maiden Inno-ered that it " was not all a dream." cence, and punishing that offspring of Sin,

CLARENCE. denominated Guilt, Indolence, a sluggish fellow, was slumbering upon a couch prepared

WAR. by the hands of Lethargy, while Industry was intently engaged in some useful employment.

One great obstacle to the extinction Beneath a tall and waving sycamore, whose of war, is the way in wbich the heart of branches whispered to the passing zephyr, and man is carried off from its barbarities in the shade of whose leaves, the songsters of || and its borrors, by the splendor of its a perennial summer-sky chanted their varging

deceitful accompaniments. There is a songs, two beings, whose hearts and souls were one, were seated. Every thing around them feeling of the sublime in contemplating was luxuriance and fertility. Beds of flowers \l the devouring energy of a tempest; and

this so elevates and engrosses the whole || bear the utterance of a single sigh to man, that his eye is bliod to the tears of interrupt the death-lones of the sicken, bereaved parents, and his ear is deaf to | ing contest, and the moans of the woundthe piteous moan of the dying, and the ed men, as they fade away upon the earshriek of their desolated families. There and sink into lifeless silence !-all, all is a gracefulness in the picture of a goes to prove what strange and ball-sighyouthful warrior, burning for distinction | ted creatures we are. Were it not so, in the field, and lured by this generous

war would never have been seen in aspiration to the deepest apimited throng, any other aspect than that of uomingled wbere, in the fell work of death, the hatefulness; and I can look to nothing opposing sons of valor struggle for the || but to the progress of Christian sentiremembrance of a home, and this side || ments upon earth, to arrest the strong of the picture is so much the exclusive current of its popular and prevailing object of our regard, as to disguise from partiality for war. Then only will an our view the mangled carcasses ut the imperious sense of duty lay the check fallen, and the writhing agonies of the of severe principle, on all the subordihundreds, and the hundreds more who nate tastes and faculties of our nature. have been laid on the cold ground, Then will glory be reduced to its right where they are left to languish and to estimate-and the wakeful benevolence die. There no eyes pity them! No of the gospel, chasing away every spell, sister is there to weep over them ! | will be turned by the treachery of po There no gentle band is present to ease delusion whatever, from its simple but the dying posture or bind up the wounds, | sublime enterprises, for the good of the which, in the maddening fury of the species. Then the reign of truth and combat, have been given and received | quietness will be ushered into the world; by the children of one common father! and war, cruel, atrocious, unrelenting There death spreads his pale ensigns war, will be stript of its many and ils over every countenance ; and when bewildering fascinations.-Dr. Chalmers. night comes on, and darkness is around them, how many a despairing wretch Mothers. If any thing in lise deserves must take up with the bloody field as to be considered as at once the exquisite tbe untended bed of his sufferings, with. | bliss, and pre-eminent duty of a mother, out one friend to bear the message of it is this,-to watch the dawning dispositenderness to his distant home-without | tion and capacity of a favourite child; one companion to close his eyes ! to discover the earliest buds of thought;

I arow it--op every side of me I see to feed with useful truths the inquisicauses at work which go to spread a most tiveness of a young and curious mind; delusive coloring over war, and to re to direct the eyes, yet unsullied with move its shocking barbarities to the back the waters of contrition, to a bounteous ground of our contemplations altogether. I benefactor; to lift the little hand, yet I see it in the history, which tells me of upstained with vice, in prayer to their superb appearances of the troops and Father who is in Heaven: But so, it is. tbe brilliancy of their successive charges | The child, as soon as released from the -I see it in the poetry which lends the bondage of the nurse, and needs, no lonmagic of its numbers to the narrative of ger a careful eye to look after its steps, blood, and transports its many admirers, and guard it from external injury, is too as by its images and figures, and its nod- often surrendered to instructors, some ding plumes of chivalry, it throws its of whom are employed to polish the treacherous embellishments over a scene surface of the character, and regulate of legalized slaughter. I see it in the the motions of the limbs; others to furmusic which represents the progress of|nish the memory, and accomplish the the battle, and where, after being inspir- | imagination, while religion gets admised by the trumpet-notes of preparation, | sion as she can, sometimes in aid of authe whole beauty and tenderness of a thority, and sometimes in a Saturday's drawing-room, are seen to bend over task, or a Sunday's peculiarity, but how the septimental entertainment; nor do Ill rarely as a sentiment -Their little

hearts are made to flutter with vanity, || devotion and reverence. Regarding then the encouraged to pant with emulation, per- l work of the Lord, let rising emotions of awe suaded to contract with parsimony, al- and gratitude, call forth from your souls such

sentinients as these : " Lord, wherever I am, Jowed to glow with revenge, or reduced and whatever I enjoy, may I never forget thee, to absolute numbness by worldliness and as the author of nature ! May I never forget cares, before they have ever felt a sen. that I am thy creature and thy subject ! timent of devotion, or heat with a pulsa- | this magnificent temple of the universe, where tion of sorrow for an offence,or gratitude || ful worshipper, and may the reverence and

thou hast placed me, may I ever be thy faithfor a benefit, in the presence of God. I fear of God be the first sentiment of my heart." Believe me, mothers, you have no right Blair. to expect that the sense of religion will be infused by the labors of others.

VICAR OF WAKEFIELD, When parents have ceased to be teachers, religion has ceased to be taught.

It may seem like literary heresy, to call in question the excellence of such a popular and

interesting work, as the Vicar of Wakefield. THE GOD OF NATURE.

Yet it has always appeared to me liable to Lift your views to that immerise arch of very strong objections, which militate against heaven, which’encompasses you above-Behoid

the judgment of the writer. That it has many the sun, in all its splendor, rolling over your

uncommonly brilliant passages, elegant dehead by day, and the moon by night, in mild / scriptions, and just and appropriate sentiments

, and serene nsajesty, surrounded with that host

is beyond a doubt. And what is of infinitely of stars, which present to the imagination an

more importance, it is equally true, that the

mural is excellent. But can the warmest adinnumerable multitude of worlds. Listen to the awful voice of thunder. Listen to the

mirer of Goldsmith deny that the character of roar of the tempest and the ocean. Survey duct is radically wrong in one most important

Burchell is injudiciously drawn ? that his conthe wonders that fill the earth which you inbabit

. Conteinplate a steady and powerful point, and in uiter discordance with the benehand, bringing round spring and summer, au

ficence ascribed to him ? He sees a family, tumn and winter, in regular course-decora

with whom he contemplates an alliance, beset ting this earth with innumerable inhabitants | by villainy of the most flagrant kind; and pouring forth comforts on all that live-and,

tamely looks on, when, by raising his little at the same time overawing the nations with | finger in their defence, he could have saved the violence of the elements, when it pleases

them from destruction, and crushed their opthe Creator to let them forth. After you have

pressor to the earth. The letter which he viewed yourself, as surrounded with such a

writes to put them on their guard, is so studiscene of wonders-after you have beheld, on

edly ambiguous, that it did not require the

arrant delusion upder which the ill-fated famevery hand, such an interesting display of majesty, united with wisdom and goodness, lily labored, to intepret its contents entirely to are you not seized with solemn and serious

the prejudice of the writer. Indeed this is by awe?-is there not something that whispers | different person would put upon it. And, when

far the most obvious construction that any inwithin, that to this Creator homage and reverence are due, by all the rational beings whom

taxed with baseness, and perfidy of the vilest he made ? Admitted to be spectators of his kind, he does not condescend to exculpate bimworks, placed in the midst of so many greatly admitted. He then departs, loaded with their

self, butallows them to consider his guilt as tacitand interesting objects, can you believe that you were brought here for no purpose, but to

detestation; and leaves the helpless and in. immerse yourselves brutal

, or, at best, interesting victims to fall into the toils soʻartfully trifling pleasures ; lost to all sense of the won

spread out to ensnare them. This is a radical ders you behold ; lose to all reverence to

error, and proves Goldsmith to have been ex. that God who gave you being, and who has

tremely injudicious in the management of the: erected this amazing fabric of nature, on

plot of his tale. which you look only with stupid and unmeaning eyes ?-No-let the scenes which you be EARLY AUTUMN IN NEW ENGLAND.- What hold prompt correspondent feelings. Let them can be more beautiful or attractive than this awaken you from the degrading intoxication season in New England ? The sultry heat of of licentiousness, into nobler emotions. Eve summer has passed away; and a delicious ry object which you view in nature, whether coolness, at evening, succeeds the genial great or small, serves to instruct you. The warmth of the day. The labors of the husstars and the insects, the fiery meteor and bandman approach their natural termination ; flowing spring, the verdant field and the lofty and he gladdens with the near prospect of mountain, all exhibit a Supreme Power, be- his promised reward. The earth swells with fore which you ought to tremble and adore ; || increase of vegetation. The fields wave their all preach the doctrine, all inspire the spirit of | yellow and luxuriant harrests. The trees put

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forth their darkest foliage, half sbading and The other responded, 'T-'t-t's a da-da-damn'd half revealing their ripened fruits to tempt | awk-awk-ward one-b-b-ut I'll-d-d-do m-m-my the appetite of man, and proclaim the good-be-be-best for't. The gentleman, who is of a ness of his Creator Even in scenes of anoth- | peculiarly sensitive and irritable disposition, er sort, wliere nature reigns alone in her own no sooner heard the reply, than, without say. majesty, there is much to awaken religious | ing a word, he ran to a heap of stones that reenthusiasm. As yet, the forests stand clothed mained unused in the building of the well, and in their dress of undecayed magnificence.- seized the largest, and was about to fling it on The winds that rustle through their tops, the head of the innocent mechanic, when his scarcely disturb the silence of the shades be. arms were seized by a by-stander, who exlow. The mountains and the vallies glow in | plained to, and convinced the enraged emwarm green, or lively russet. The rivulets | ployer that his workman did not mean to inflow on with a noiseless current, reflecting sult him. The result was, the gentleman beback the images of many a glossy insect, that || ing glad that he had escaped the commission of dips its wings in their cooling waters. The murder, and that there was another who was mornings and evenings are still vocal with the as bad a speaker as himself, that, after the potes of a thousand warblers, who plume their work was completed, the iwo orators sealed wings for a longer flight. Above all, the clear their amity by a hearty drinking bout. blue sky, the long sunny calms, the scarcely whispering breezes, the brilliant sunsets, lit BRIEF SENTENCES.- To be erer active in up with all the wondrous magnificence of laudable pursuits, is the distinguishing charlight, and shade, and color, slowly setting acteristic of a man of merit. There is an hedown into a pure and transparent twilight.-- | roic innocence as well as an heroic courage. These, these are days and scenes, which even There is a mean in all things. Even virlue the coldest cannot behold without emotion ; itself has its stated limits; which bot being but on which the meditative and pious gaze strictly observed, it ceases to be virtue. It is with profound admiration; for they breathe of wiser to prevent a quarrel before hand than holier and happier regions beyond the grave.- to revenge it afterwards. It is much better Judge Story.

to reprove than to be angry secretly. No

revenge is more heroic, than that which torThe following is copied from a Snuff Box ments envy by doing good. The discretion of made from a part of one of the beams of the a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to Glasgow Cathedral, the only building of the pass, over a transgression. Money, like makind in Scotland that was sayed from destruc- || nure, does no goed till it is spread. There is tion atthe Reformation:-"Respect me for what

no real use of riches,except in the distribution; I have been. Once I was a young and hopeful the rest is all conceit. A wise man will desire plant of nature : in the course of years I be

no more than what he may get justly, use socame tall, the birds of the air were happy un

berly, distribute cheerfully, and live upon conder my shadow, and returned me their sweet tentedly. A contented mind, and a good conest notes for my protection ; by the hand of science, will make a man happy in all condiman I was cut down, and stripped of nature's tions. He knows not how to fear who dares robes: 1 afterwards became an arch in the

to die, Cathredral of Glasgow, and for upwards of seven hundred years have been a cover to the OLD AGE.-Every one wishes to reach a teachers of that sanctuary: I have screened || good old age, but few persons wish to be thought. alike the saint and sincer from the stormy | öld. The love of the vanities of this world, blast: but now I am an outcast from the and the fears of death, are the cause of the house of God, become a gazing stock in the first: and the imperfections which accompany hands of man, and a part of my remains made | age, and render men a load to themselves and a snuff box-1824."

others, are the reasons of the second.

If we properly consider the subject, we MISERIES OF A STUTTERER.--A short time shall readily conclude, that an honourable old ago, a gentleman in the west of Scotland, had age is the crown of a virtuous life, and that occasion to sink a well in his garden. After the wbite locks of an old man, free from re. the well had been completed to a considera | proach, are the laurels with which time has ble, but necessary depth, he ordered a trades. crowned him, and an homage paid to his virman to be sent for to perform some operation tues. Every old man, who leads a life agreeat the bottom of the well. The gentleman | able to his age, merits respect, and the number was afflicted, in an uncommon degree, with of his years ought to be considered as so many an impediment in his speech; and it so hap steps he has risen above the follies of youth. pened that the messenger brought a person who It sometimes, however, happens, that vice, spoke as unintelligibly as his master. While

though it generally quits us with age, still the tradesman was occupied in the well, the lurks in the heart of the old man, and gains gentleman unfortunately paid him a visit, and sufficient influence to rekind), his passions. looking over the parapet, roared out “ D-d-do We must not then be astonished is such an old' yu-yu-you thith-thith-think

yu-yu-you wi-wi

age, separated from virtue, becomes the object will ma-ma-k' a goo.goo-d jo-jo-b o'tha-tha-t? of universal contempl.

THE TALISMAN.

this town, we present to our readers in the

next page.

WORCESTER, SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 1828.

The County Commissioners meet in this SUMMARY OF NEWS.

town on Tuesday nexi. Ibrahim Pacha has left the Morea, with the

The Court of Common Pleas adjourned on greater part of his troops. Garrisons were left in a few fortresses, before which the troops of Saturday last, after a session of three weeks. the French expedition immediately sat down Judge Strong presided the first week of the and summoned the governors to surrender ;

term, and Judge Cummings the two remaining. they replied that they were not at war with

All the business upon the old docket was fin

ished. There were but few criminal cases. either France or England, and could not sursender the fortresses in their charge, but should COINCIDENCE. Col. Aaron Benjamin and not commit any hostilities. The French com Maj. Joseph Wheaton, who served in the same mander, the Marquis de Maison, issued orders | line, and sought in the same battles during for taking the places, and returns a long ac

the Revolution, and who also fought the bat

tles of their country in 1813-14, who both recount to his government of the ardor of his ceived appointments in the Treasury Depart. troops, the fine order and discipline of their ment, were located in the same room, and conmovements, and the great vigor, daring and stantly associated together, both died on Sun

day the 23d ult. About two years since Major courage with which they took the enemy's | w.came to the office, laboring under strong works, &c.—But, good reader, we cannot dis mental derangement. Col. B saw him home, cover from the accounts that any resistance and on his return said " he believed the Maj. was made by the Turks, beyond the throwing and himself were about to follow their coma few stones upon the heads and persons of marked that he would go home to Hartford,

panions to the tomb." About mid-day he resome of the French pioneers, who in one in Conn. and die among his children. He did so : tance ventured to approach within stone's || Maj. Wheaton never returned to take his throw of the walls incautiously, no blood was

place in the office, and both sank to rest on

the same day. shed, the gates were peacably forced, (as a man would cut through a door with an axe) The Springfield Republican of the 17th and the troops having won for themselves im

inst. complains that within 6 or 8 weeks sevemortal laurels by this valorous exploit, march

ral stores in different parts of the town have

been broken npep and robbed. On the 12th quietly into the midst of the place, take up inst, two brothers named Stevenson, were ex. their quarters, and the Turks civilly consent || amined and committed for trial; goods, &c. to surrender, after their gates are vanquished. I having been found upon them. They are be

lieved to belong to a gang of rogues. It is the merest boy's farce for a campaigo that can possibly be imagined, and sorcibly reminds

Salt water has been obtained in Susquehanus of the days of yore, when snow-forts were na county, Pa. by boring to the depth of 550 .constructed, assailed and defended with snow seet. It is thought that sufficient salt will be balls, by us ard others, whilom school-boys.

obtained from the spring to supply the county.

50 gallons of water afford one bushel of salt. The Emperor Nicholas has obtained possession of the fortress of Varna, it is said, in a

Married, way not very creditable to his arms, by bri Jo Andover, on Thursday last, by Rev. Mr. bing Jussuf Pacha, one of the commanders of Badger, Mr. Samuell Morrill, of this town, to the Turkish forces, to surrender his troops.

Miss Hannah Abbot, of Andover.

lo Portsmouth, Mr. John M. Merrick, of This buying out an enemy after such formida- || Hardwick, to Miss Harriet L. Underwood. ble preparation and so many flourishing bulletins, is but a miserable get off.

Died,
In this town, of the lyphus fever, Dec. 5th,

Lt. Carter Elliot, in the 48th year of his age. The anniversary of the landing of our Pil in Grafton, Lt. Ezekiel Brigham, aged 81. grim Fathers was celebrated in this town by a Mrs. Martha Adams, wife of Mr. Joseph Ad. number of gentlemen ; an appropriate address

In Paxton, Nov. 22, Hiram Buffington, only was delivered by one of the

company. A

song, son of Isaac Anthony, aged 2 years and 5 prepared for the occasion by a gentleman of months.

ams.

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