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or quiet resignation to her wretchedness, until the sunbeam which dispels the mist from the the thread of life is prematurely nipped. || eyes of its credulous and infatuated disciples; Such are invariably ihe results of habitual the fairy wand at whose touch, the imaginary estrangement from the domestic fire-side, and temple and its ideal diversity crumble into a torpid carelessness, as to the affections and nothingness. sympathies of the heart. The formation of a I have heard a story of the infallibility of man's character--the regulation of his busi love ; of its constancy ; its long endurance ; Dess, and the quiet of his family, are all mate- || and thus it ran. Alice Wharton was one of rially operated upon by bis habits and propen- | the loveliest beings that ever gladdened exsities. Every one of common understanding istence with her smiles ; young and artless, can discriminate between those which would she fascinated all who ever beheld her, by the be condusive to health, wealth and happiness, || very spell of her simplicity. She was the beand those of an opposite character; and it trothed of one worthy of her; a being of nais a wise step in early life, if every married ture's true nobility :-their vows of eternal man, from the moment of his entering upon constancy had been mutually pledged ; their the responsible duties of a husband, would offerings placed upon the same shrine ; and determine to indulge in po propensities which their aspiration, had ascended in one mingled could possibly detract from his domestic felic tone before the altar of their imaginary divinities, his appreciation of his wife's society, or ity. Alice was the first to desert the shrine of his taste for the pure and genuine satisfactions their idol worship ; the vengeance of its offenof connnbial life.--Phil. Album.

ded dignity fell heavy upon her lover, in the garb of penury ; Alice was among the first to

desert him, and add another to the long list LOVE,

of love's frailties. Not so with him : the ideal LOVE! What is it? Is it of the earth, earth passion still lived in his bosom ; his heart still ly,' or is it of Heaven? neither! 'Tis the shad- || clung to it--and in the false Alice all his ow of nothingness :--it haih no real habita- || hopes still were concentrated. Time passed tion, and scarce a name; an ærial fancy float on, and retribution in their form of diseases ing between heaven and earth, without e descended upon Alice; the lustre of her eye nough of either in its composition to secure was dimmed; the rose vied no longer with for it a resting place ; poets and girls have the lily upon her cheek; beauty had fled and, dreamed of it--wise men in their hours of fol- | presto! love followed after. Alice was soon ly, have philosophised upon it: they have al- || furgotten, and her quondam lover as happy as most grasped it, and whither has it fled ? ever. Where is the echo of last night's song--or the And this is love! all-powerful undying love! mist of this day's morning ? Gone--vanished ! || powerful as propensity or beauty, and perish. it was nothing; it came from nothing; it has | ing with either.--Bachelor's Journal. performed its little errand, and returned whence it came. Love has been defined as the mutual sympathy of congenial souls ; the

MATERNAL INFLUENCE. offspring of hearts cast in the same mould.- The mental sountain is unsealed to the eye Tis a sweet fancy and becomes well the of a mother, ere it has chosen a channel, or dreaming enthusiast; but will it endure? has breathes a murmur. She may tinge with sweetexperience ever converted the dream into re ness or bitterness, the whole stream of future ality? Remove the bands of time and place, | life. In the moral field, she is a privileged the strongest bands which hold together the laborer. Ere the dews of morning begin to exsheaf of human sympathies, and how soon are hale, she is there. She breaks up a soil which the scattered straws floating on every breeze ! the root of error, and the thorns of prejudice Let the canker of obloquy, the rust of adver. || have not pre-occupied. She plants germs sity disfigure the mould, and with every de whose fruit is for eternity. While she feels parting trace of beauty vanishes a portion of that she is required to educate pot merely a that feeling which gave it all its loveliness, | virtuous member of society, but a christian, an and all its sympathy of form. It has been de- || angel, a servant of the Most High, how does fined as the refinement of friendship : but if so holy a charge quicken piety, by teaching so, 'tis but the gemshorn of its original lustre ; || the beart its own insufficiency ! the precious metal which loses all its value,

The soul of her infant is uncovered before all its native richness in the hands of the re her. She knows that the images which she finer; the ore pilfered from its native mine, l) enshrines in that unoccupied sanctuary, must and debased by its mixture with impure alloy. || rise before her at the bar of doom. Trembling Friendship has an existence elsewhere than in at such tremendous responsibility she teaches the imagination, for experience has proved it the little being, whose life is her dearest care, so; it has dared danger and death-outlived of the God who made him; and who can the whirlwind and the storm--passed through measure the extent of a mother's lessons of the fiery furnace unhurt-undiminished in its piety, unless his hand might remove the veil original vigor, and unshorn of its splendor, which divides terrestial things ! but danger or death, the whirlwind or the “When I was a little child," said a good storm of suffering, is the death blow of love ; Il man, my mother used to bid me kneel before

her, and placed her hand upon my head while I den and quick in quarrel,” his proud prefershe prayed. Ere I was old enough to know ence of his own country, his peculiar dialect, her worth, she died, and I was left much to his reckless disregard of consequences, and a my own guidance. Like others, I was inclin- | variety of mixed traits, seen in a moment, and ed to evil passions, but often felt myself check- || yet difficult to describe, mark him even to an ed, as it were, drawn back by the soft hand | unobservant eye,as a Southerner, in the streets upon my head. When I was a young man I of New York. Ibid. travelled in foreign lands, and was exposed to many temptations. But when I have yielded,

An Irish gentleman being taken ill of a yel. that same hand was upon my head, and I was saved. I seemed to feel its pressure as in days in that island, indirectly hinted to him in the

low fever at Jamaica, a lady who had married of my happy infancy, and sometimes there came with it a voice in my heart, a voice that him, the propriety of making a will in a coun

presence of an Irish physician who attended must be obeyed,.--"Oh do not this wickedness try where people were so apt to die—the phy. my son, nor sin against thy God.”

sician thinking his judgment called in question

tartly replied," By St. Patrick, madam, I wish VARIETY.

you would tell me were people do not die

and I will go and end my days there." CONVERSATION. :-We seek the conversation This puts us in mind of a Hibernian minister of the ladies, with a view to be pleased rather who said during one of his sermons, that it than instructed, and are more gratified by those there was no such a thing as death in the who will talk, than by those that are silent, || world, we should increase to such a degree, for if they talk well, we are doubly delighted that the plague would get among us, and we to receive information from so pleasant a should die off by thousands !!! source, and if they are at times a little out in their calculations, it is flattering to our vanity to set them right. Therefore, I would have

It is said that Mr. Green, the English ærothe ladies indulge with somewhat less of re

naut, on being entreated by a certain gentle

man to allow him a seat in his car, at his late serve in the freedom of conversation, notwithstanding the remark of him who said, with more

ascension, asked him if his temper was good. of point than politeness, that they were the

“ Why, yes, Sir, it is,” replied Mr. W. the very reverse of their mirrors, for the last re

gentleman alluded to; "but why do you ask.” flected without talking, and the others talked

For fear we should have a fall out,” replied without reflecting.

the æronaui.

A Ghost.We never saw a ghost; but that THE YANKEE.-A Yankee is a Yankee O is no reason why a ghost should not exist. ver the globe; and you might know him, if | The only difficulty in seeing a spirit arises from you met him on the “mountains of the moon,” its incorporeality; one must have most exquisite in five minutes, by his nationality. We love eyes to see that which has neither form nor and honor him for it, where it is not carried to substance. The inhabitants of Springfield Ms. a blinding prejudice. He remembers his school have heard a very noisy ghost, and a travelling house, the peculiar mode of discipline in which | New Yorker has actually seen it minus a head. he was reared, the place where he played, || That a ghost should talk at all is curious eskaited and bathed in his blithe morning of life, nough, but that it should talk without a headswhere are the ashes of his forefathers, and is more curious still. where he was baptised, and married. Wherever he of trades and traffics" on distant seas,

THE TEETH. rivers, or mountains, he will only forget his

We have often said, says the Medical Intel native accent, and his natal spot, when his

First right hand forgets that cunning for which he lligencer, that teeth require great care. has such an undeserved celebrity.-Flint's | let them be well set in order, by removing the Western Mo. Review.

tartar, &c. with a proper instrument, and us

ing frequently a large and as stiff a brush as THE SOUTHERNER,— The Southerner is such can be produced. It should be used dry two over the whole globe. You may know him by or three times a ek, for this will harden his olive or brown complexion, on which the the gums, and prevent the collection of exsun has looked in his wrath. You may see in traneous matter, and give a fine polish to the his countenance the tinge, of billious impress, teeth. A simple brush, however hard, can and that he has inhaled miasma, and breathed never injure the enamel, and a soft brush is morning and evening fogs. You may note in worse than useless. The best brushes seldom his peculiai gait, and in his erect and lofty admit of use more than a month or two, when port that he has compared himself with an in- | they become soft, and good for nothing.-ferior race of human beings,as they have walk. || Cologne water, diluted, may be used occasioned before him in his daily task. His generous | ally, and will give a fine, clear complexion to disregard of expense and economy as he trav the teeth, and preserve the breath pure and els; his spirit, ardent and yet generous," sud fragrant.

GOSSIPIANA.

THE TALISMAN. Dyspeptic Ostrich ! A fellow exhibiting an ostrich, eating nails and gravel stones, being WORCESTER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1828. asked if it never was sick, replied, • Never but once, and then the darned fool eat some plaguy

SUMMARY OF NEWS, cowcumbers.

Hon. J. P. Barbour, Minister Plenipotentiary Knights to the list s ! A tailor called Knights | to the Court of St. James, and family, sailed was lately goose enough to hang himself in his

for Liverpool, in the Packet Ship Pacific, from own yard with a piece of list. Unconscionable cabbaging is the cause assigned for the la

New York, on the 1st inst. Thames Tunnel. mentable act. He was cut down with his —There now exists a fair prospect, (June 14) own shears!

that this novel and extraordinary enterprise Leaked out at last! Mrs. Nabby Waters will be satisfactorily effected. The Charlesdied on Wednesday last in Elksville of the

ton (S. C.) Courier, has dared to take a stand dropsy, brought on by excessive drinking.

Hope less! George Hope, who in the month // against the hot heads of the South ; for this of April weighed 276 lbs. has reduced himself reason-an attempt has been made to frighten by ascetic habits to the gross of 98 lbs. 6 oz. the editor into submission by a withdrawal of

Mush and milk. Charles Mush advertises patronage, which is not likely to succeed, the milk at the low price of 10 cents per gallon. editor is firm, temperate and decided in his reDry lake. A beast of a fellow who calls

marks upon this attempt. It is reported that himself Lake, lately drank for a wager 12 bottles of spruce beer at a sitting.

Miss Frances Wright (the English female trav. Bond broken. Jesse Bond, of Wilbraham, | eller) who has recently taken charge of a pafell on the 4th inst, from a barn in Easton and per at New Harmony, is about to join her forfractured his scull.

tune with one of Mr. Owen's sons. A most The Editor of the Kennebunk Journal, in deplorable and alarming scarcity of young lanoticing the prevailing fashion of publishing a dies exists in Alabama ; every respectable fenewspaper for every class of people, says:

ger, found there, is, as “We therefore propose to publish a paper formale, native or strai the special reading of those persons who are soon as possible, hurried to the hymenial altar. afflicted with corns on their toes, to be called The young men are as one hundred to one of the Pinch Toe Gazette and Corn Plaster Ad

the young ladies. Ladies emigrate by all vocate.

means, we Yankees are too poor to marry, Pickering's Reports. Mr. Charles Pickering,

more than one in ten of us. while engaged in blasting rocks on Thursday

An engine comlast in Chelsa, was seriously injured by the pany in Brooklyn, has adopted the use of hot explosion.

coffe instead of spirituous liquors, for refreshFinn's very last ! This celebrated wag, ment in cases of fire, the members feel satisfihaving lately called upon a lady who was en

ed that they are more refreshed by it than they gaged in the domestic occupation of ironing, put the following conundrum to her husband? | heretofore have been by using spirits. The Why is your wife like a pair of fire-dogs 2" Russian army has crossed the Danube and fairly Because she is good, And irons ! His last but I got to blows with the Turks. The Sultan is one! Why is Noah's Enquirer like a paper il marching with an army of 145,000 men to meet fy-trap? Because it is a noose-paper! Still

the Russians. The affairs of Greece are in a later! This excentric wit, being at a tea table where one lady made the following remark to more flourishing condition, Count Capo d'Iisanother, “I have something for your private | tria has by his wise management inspired the ear, immediately exclaimed, “I protest against || people with confidence. The affairs of South that, for there is a law against privaleering.

America are in a very unpromising state. Bol. MEMORY,

ivar has become supreme chief of Colombia, What is memory ? ,tis the light

and is preparing to wage war against Peru. Which hallows life a ray profound Upon the brow of mental night ;

The work shops in the State Prison at Charles. An echo-time the passing sound ;

ton, have been burnt, the fire is supposed to A mirror---its bright surface shows

have been communicated by some of the conHope, fear, grief, love, delight, regret;

victs. A generous spring; a beam which glows Long after sun and star have set;

THE SPY UNMASKED. A leaf---por storm, nor blight can fade--

In our last number was inserted a short noAn ark in time's bereaving sea A perfume from a flower decayed

tice of this work: we have since seen the A treasure for Eternity!

work and given it a cursory perusal, and think

CONCLUDED FROM OUR LAST.

it a work of considerable interest, it has all the thought that our quill moved with unwonted variety of adventure, " hair breadth 'scapes,” || glibness (considering our feeble efforts) after &c. of a work of fiction, together with the su- having pored over and waded through that perior attraction of being a narrative of facts paper. The reason we understand why we that have actually taken place. Those per are struck off the exchange list of “ The Morsons who have read Cooper's novel “ the Spy" | alist," is forsooth, because some half dozen will peruse this work with quite as much in poor words were wanting in one corner of our terest as they did the Spy. We extract the || last pumber sent, having been by some untofollowing items of his history. Enoch Crosby, || ward accident torn off, “ Prithee Poins, help the subject of the memoir, is a native of Har us laugh a little."

We wish that original wich, in the county of Barnstable, State of pieces for the Talisman might be forwarded so Massachusetts ; he was born on the 4th day as to reach us as early as Tuesday evening of January, 1750 ; enlisted as a soldier in the previous to publishing. We bave receive' revolutionary army, and served through the the first number of the 6 American Minwar in various capacities. He callivates a strel," a musical paper, published in Provismall farm, the product of his own industry, | dence semi-monthly, by Mr. L. D, Chapin ; since the peace of 1783; having received, for the first number gives good promise from the all his revolutionary services, only the trifling | ability with which it is edited, of its being a pittance of two hundred and fifty dollars. He work of interest and value to amatuers of muhas had two wives, and is the father of four | sic. children, two sons and two daughters, who are grown up, and settled in the county of West Chester. For twenty-eight years, he was justice of the peace in the town of South

It is evident that the cause of the decay of the east, and for the last fourteen years, he has

limbs was somewhere in themselves, (for the held the office of Deacon in the Presbyterian limbs examined were in that part next the church. He is universally respected by his

trunk of the tree in a still flourishing condineighbors, acquaintance and fellow citizens tion, but the extremes of them were dead,) generally; and now enjoys a “green old age,"

as the limbs were taken off close to the trunk. which, we trust, will be succeeded by a happy | If it were the work of bugs or insects the part immortality, for Enoch Crosby was for years

eat must have extended nearly or quite round a faithful and unrequited servant of his coup

the limbs before they would perish for want try. Though man does not, may God reward of sap. By the result of the investigation it aphim for his conduct."

pears that if any bugs or insects were in the

limbs at all, their path could not have exTo Correspondents and Patrons.-We are

tended one quarter part of the circumference much pleased with the tale of our correspondent of them and of course could not have cut off “Clarence,” and hope that our paper may be

so much of the supply of sap as to injure the enlivened by further communications from the

limb. The bark of the linbs was also taken same source. To " P." we are indebted for

off and the alburoun and bark both carefully an original piece of poetry, in our present

examined by the eye and microscope, and number, as well as, for a piece yet unpub- here seemed to be the seat of the disease, the lished, which we intend for the next number,

alburnun was at the small ends of the limbs if it should not be forestalled by the author.

black and discolored for half the length of To "The Harp" we would say, your tones are

them from the extremities towards the trunk too melancholly for our taste, and your strings

of the tree; this discoloration did not extend in some strains not attuned to the harmony of equally round the branch, but would be on one numbers. To our patrons we have to lament the

side an inch perhaps in advance of its oppologs of “The Moralist” from our exchange list.

site. The writer does not undertake to assign Although we have never profited by the truly

a cause for the fire blight, but merely says, original and never-to-be-mistaken remarks of

that from a minute and careful examination, its editor, yet we have found a vast fund of a

he is well satisfied that it never proceeded musement in perusing its columns, and have

from the work of any insect.

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POETRY.

Wond'rous alike in all he tries,

Could rear the daisy's purple bud? Mould its green cup, its wiry stem ;

Its fringed border nicely spin ; And cut the gold-embossed gem,

That, set in silver, gleams within ? And fling it unrestrained, and free,

O'er hill, and dale, and desert sod, That man,

where'er he walks, may see, In every step, the stamp of God.

FOR THE TALISMAN.

[From an ancient Manuscript.] Laugh on fair dame! make sport of all you see, And thus reverse the labors of the bee; She in the deadliest plant can honey meet, While you draw poison from the flower most

sweet: And scorpful missiles throw at all who pass, Forgetful of your own frail house of glass. Laugh on! laugh on! your foe and butt may cry You are the victim of the sport---not l; Then laugh and sneer six days ; but spare 0!

spare The holy Sabbath and the house of prayer.

FOR THE TALISMAN.
EVENING IN AUGUST.
The temple of the night is still,

Clad in its livery of grey ;
Not e'en the syren of the hill

Chaunts her sweet dirge o'er parted day.
But hark, methinks from yonder pines,
Where thick the hawthorn leaflet twines,
The night-wind whispers through the grove,
Soft as an infants voice of love.
Peace " gushes from a thousand springs;"

In yon bright gardens of the west,
Where day drew up her gilded wings,

To slumber on her downy nest.
One lovely star is lingering-
The spirit of some happy thing
Which revels in the viewless air,
And lays its crown of glory there.
And ah! those thousand fires that light

The blue waves of that dark abyss,
And make the canopy of night

Too pure for such a world as this ;
They seem like gems from beauty's eyes,
Dropped, sacred, on the vaulted skies,
And left to glisten in their pride
In that unfathomable tide.
How beautiful the waning Queen

Is smiling o'er our sorrowing earth,
And spreading out her silvery sheen,

To gild the chapel of her birth.
See how her bright and bounding beams
Come leaping down, in silken streams,
Aloog a sky that loves to bear
Their light tread on its wings of air.
The waves of ocean dance in light,

And urge their silent revelry
In gladness, as the gleams so bright

Which hasten backward to the sky,
Seem as if formed to shine alone
In that broad firmament unknown,
Yet, venture down, awhile to burn,
But hasten on their glad return.
And ay, upon the placid waves

That rest so tranquilly above,
Where fancy deems it joy to lave,'

Methinks some beings, bright in love,
Beholding earth so calm and fair,
Have ventured down to commune there-
To linger until morning, then
Retrace their rosy paths again. P.

Married, In New Braintree, Aug. 7, by Rev. Mr. Fiske, Mr. Henry M. Holbrook of Boston, to Miss Louisa W. Bowman of New Braintree.

In Douglas, on the 5th inst, by the Rev. Mr. Holman, Mr. Rufus Robinson, Esq. to Mrs. Nancy Angell.

Bied, In Charlton, on the 15th inst. Sarah Rawson Eddy, daughter of Mr. Samuel Eddy, aged 2 years.

In West Boylston, widow Eunice Goodenow, aged 56. July 24, Dennis Manson, son of Dennis and Anna H. Harthan, aged 18 months.

in Shrewsbury, on Wednesday the 6th instant, Widow Lucy Monroe, aged 81.

In Mendon, July 20th, widow Eunis Penniman, aged 87 years, 6 moths and ten days.

In Ward, on the 8th instant, Mr. Josiah Bartlett, formerly of Millbury, fell from a load of bay and dislocated his neck and died instantly, aged 51.

In Lancaster, Mrs. Lydia, wife of Capt. John Thurston, aged 56.

THE DAISY. BY JOHN MASON GOOD, M. D. Not worlds on worlds in phalanx deep,

Need we to prove a God is here ; The daisy, fresh from winter's sleep,

Tells of his hand' in lines as clear.

WORCESTER TALISMAN. Published every other Saturday morning, by DORR & HOWLAND, Worcester, (Mass.) at $1 a year, payable in advance.

O Agents paying five dollars will be entitled to receive six copies.

R Letters, intended for THE TALISMAN, must be post paid to insure attention.

GRIFFIN AND MORRILL....PRINTERS.

For who but he that arch'd the skies,

And pours the day-spring's living flood,

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