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THE PRINCIPAL FACADE OF THE LOUVRE. The principal façade of the Louvre, commonly precincts of this building; and the other principal called The Colonnade of the Louvre," was finished localities of the story are all in its immediate in 1670, under Louis XIV, by the celebrated arch vicinity. itect, Claude Perrault. It is unquestionably a magnificent monument of genius.

The edifice now known by the name of " The Old Louvre,” was

A LEOPARD HUNT. begun by Francis I. Of the more ancient palace, One evening a large leopard escaped from the which, surrounded by ditches and flanked by mas menagerie of his Highness the Nabob. He was sive towers, was in fact a fortress from which the

first seen by a gardener, about 5 o'clock next mornking of France might overawe the Parisians, there

ing, near Colonel Napier's. He seized the man, are no remains. The exact date of the fortress is

and mangled him, so that he died in the course very uncertain; and the very name of the palace is of the day. He afterwards seized three or four as obscure as its origin. Some antiquaries state other persons, who escaped with severe scratches. that the word Louvre is derived from Lupara, a

In the course of the morning he was traced to a place fit for the chase of the wolf; others that it

compound in which his Highness's ladies reside. is from the Saxon word lower or lowvear, which

Information was given to the Nabob and the police signifies mansion, or castle; and others, that it

and a guard was set on the garden. A number of means l'auvre, the chef-d'auvre, the work par ex natives assembled, and almost surrounded it, with cellence.

spears, pikes, bamboos, bayonets fixed on bamBefore the eastern façade of the Louvre there boos, &c. and a few with muskets and matchlocks. was anciently a ditch of considerable breadth, into About half past five P. M., an armed party entered which the waters of the Seine were allowed to flow, the compound with tomtoms, horns, &c., and comand which was crossed at the centre by a draw menced beating it. Several European gentlemen bridge leading to a gate. Outside this moat were

were present, but were not permitted to enter. two tennis-courts, one on each side of the entry to Sometime after, just as the party approached the the bridge. Between the southern tennis-court

gate (where a sentry had been placed the whole and the Seine stood a building called the Hôtel de morning,) and within a few yards of it, the leopard Bourbon, the windows of which looked out upon rushed out of a small bush, where he had lain the the river. It occupied the ground between the whole day, knocked down one of the sepoys who south-eastern corner of the Colonnade of the Lou was armed only with a spear, and sprung upon vre and the Rue de Petit Bourbon.

The greater

another person, whom he seized by the throat and part of this building was demolished in 1525; but a arm, and would have killed him but for the preschapel and a large gallery which had formed part

ence of mind of a sepoy, who fired at and wounded of it, remained standing till 1660, when they were the leopard, and then charged him with his bayotaken down to permit the erection of the façade

net; the leopard was immediately transfixed to the which now ornaments that side of the Palace.

earth with bayonets and spears, till he was put out Down to the commencement of the reign of Louis

of misery by a shot from the rifle of one of the XIV, the Court were accustomed occasionally to European gentlemen, who had entered the comgive fètes and ballets in this Gallery; and here

pound on the first firing taking place. The beast also the celebrated Molière acted with his company measured about eight feet.—Madras Gazette. in 1658.

The chief historical interest aitached to the Louvre is derived from a single event-but that one

Remarkable Facts.-A million of bank notes placed one of the most famous in the French annals. Upon

above another would form a pile 416 feet in height, which is the courts and halls of this royal palace rests the

much higher than St. Paul's, and more than double the height

of the monument. Supposing them to be spread out, they memory of some of the darkest and bloodiest scenes would extend over 350,000 square feet, a space equal to the of the terrible day of St. Bartholomew. It was in area of Grosvenor Square, London. the chambers of the Louvre that the scheme of the In the Nicobar Islands the natives build their vessels, make massacre was prepared and arranged; it was hence

the sails and cordage, supply them with provisions and necesthat the mandates for its commencement were sent

saries, and provide a cargo of arrack, vinegar, oil,

coarse sugar,

cocoa nuts, cordage, black paint, and several inferior articles, forth; much of the carnage took place within the for foreign markets, entirely from the cocoa-nut tree.

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On the morning of the 13th Nov. 1833, those who are in the excellent habit of early rising, had an opportunity of witnessing one of the most beautiful displays, that the imagination can conceive. We happened to be among the fortunate on this occasion, and therefore can describe the scene from our own observation.*

We were about five miles southwest of Boston, and a little before five in the morning, on looking out of the window saw several stars shooting downward, leaving behind a long shining train. This excited our attention and calling up a earned friend who was sleeping in an adjacent room, we zallied forth.

The scene was indeed beautiful, and almost fearful. On all sides of us, nearly without cessation, the meteors were streaming through the heavens; sometimes one alone, sometimes two or three or more together. Some of them were small and soon disappeared; others were more brilliant, and had a longer and more glorious career. We were standing among some trees, the strong shadows of which were often thrown upon the ground, as the meteors hurried by.

There was a boy with us whose exclamations were amusing and descriptive. “See there, see, see !” said he, " there goes a whole handful! there's one, cracked all to pieces ! Look up there ; that one is made a mark on the sky like a piece of chalk !"

It may well be believed that our feelings become deeply interested, and that an exhibition so wonderful, produced emotions amounting to awe. It seemed as if the very stars were leaping from their places, and after a rapid flight, vanishing into air. If philosophy taught us better, still the imagination could not be restrained, and the mind pressed

* The engraving represents some of the Meteors falling, with their trains. We have seen some engravings, which showed a much larger number, and would give the idea that the whole heavens were illuminated with fireworks. Others may have been favored with a more brillant display than ourselves ; we can only tell of what we saw. The engraving represents the greatest number that we witnessed at any one time, and gives an idea of the manner in which some of them seemed to burst and form limle balls of fire, which were an instant after extinguished. Some of the fixed stars and planets are introduced in the cut, though without any attempt at accuracy in their arrangement; they are designed enly to give a general idea of the scene

forward to that predicted hour when the heavenly bodies shall vanish like a scroll, and the glittering vault above, like a vesture, be finally rolled up.

It is perhaps one of the purposes of such natural won ders, to rouse the mind, that might otherwise sleep over the works of God, to a consideration of the great things which he has done and has yet to do. This may be a part of their design, and therefore, it may not be amiss to indulge and cherish the deep and awful impressions which they make But we should not permit these phenomena to excite super stitious ideas, for they are no doubt as truly natural, and as much in the course of events as the clouds that every day are sweeping unheeded though the sky.

We propose to offer some of the best theories respecting these meteors, that have been formed; but in the first place we shall recount the various observations that have been made upon the recent phenomena in different parts of the country. A correspondent of the Philadelphia National Gazette gives the following description of the appearance of the phenomenon in that city :

“ About a quarter past five o'clock this morning, being awake, a blaze of light filled the window, which in all respects resembled the effect produced by a flash of lightning. I was soon informed that there was an uncommon appearance of

shooting stars.' In order to obtain a full view of this brilliant scene, I took a position in the open air, and, in conjunc tion with a person near me, counted the number that appeared in five minutes. The number amounted to eighty at least; but as sometimes several would fall at one time, and frequently in opposite portions of the heavens, it is most probable that many escaped our observation. I cannot say at what time in the morning they began to be displayed in such numbers ; but even had they appeared one hour before my first observations, as some were yet visible at half past six o'clock, we may estimate the whole period of their continuance at two and a half hours. During this time, allowing eighty to have appeared in five minutes throughout, the number of descending meteors must have amounted to upwards of two thousand (2160.) In every respect they resembled the phenomena of shooting, stars observed when the sky is clear, the stars shining brilliantly, and the wind high. The line of descent was rectilinear, the course from the direction of the zenith towards the horizon, and most generally in a line varying from ten to forty-five degrees from vertical line. Many fell in a direction downward toward the earth Much diversity of size and of the dogree

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of brilliancy was observed: while many, in their sudden transit, would exhibit only a train of pale light, but well defined; others, bursting suddenly upon the sight, would blaze splendidly through the whole extent of their course, impressing the eye for a few moments with the appearance of a brilliant line of light. Judging from the blaze of light which filled my window, as above alluded to, I would venture to state that some were so large and brilliant as to diffuse a strong light through the atmosphere and upon the ground and objects thereon. It was impossible to witness these appearances without being strongly impressed with the splendor and sublimity of the scene,

" As the sun approached nearer to his rising, the number of falling meteors which appeared, diminished, though per. haps there was no real diminution of the frequency of their occurrence, as less were seen in consequence of the superior light of the sun. Even, however, about 6 o'clock, I observed one of very uncommon splendor, somewhat southwest of the zenith, and shooting in a direction towards the western point of the horizon. The path which it passed through was visi. ble by a whitish light for nearly sixty seconds of time. Not long after this time, the eye could trace their course no longer, the sun, to which all other lights must yield, having ditused over their paths a higher degree of illumination.

The sky, during the whole time of this remarkable exhibition, was bright and without a cloud, the wind was chilly and fresh; and the mercury of Fahrenheit's thermometer ranged at about 38 or 40 deg.'

At New Haven in Connecticut, these phenomena were witnessed in part by a gentleman of science-Professor Olmstead of Yale College, whose observations do not materially differ from our other accounts.

A correspondent of the New York Commercial Advertiser gives the following description of these meteors :

“At half past 4 o'clock A. M., I first observed it, and continued to notice it until its termination at 6 o'clock A. M. From a point in the heavens, about fifteen degrees southeasterly from our zenith, the meteors darted to the horizon in every point of the compass. Their paths were described in curved lines, similar to those of the parallels of longitude on an artificial globe.

They were generally short in their course, resembling much an interrupted line. They ceased to appear when within about ten degrees of the horizon. I did not see a single meteor pass the meteoric pole which I have described, nor one pass in a horizontal direction. Several of them afforded as much light as faint lightning. One in the northeast was heard to explode with a sound like that of the rush of a distant sky rocket. The time from explosion to the hearing was about 20 seconds; which gives a distance of about five miles. It left a serpentine cloud of a bright glowing color, which remained visible for about fifteen or twenty minutes.

" Millions of these Meteors must have been darted in this shower. I was not able to remark a single one whose proximity to me was greater or less than any other-by being intercepted between my vision and any distant object-such as trees, houses, or the high shore of New Jersey west of me. The singularity of this meteoric shower consisted in the countless numbers of the celestial rockets, and more especially in their constantly uniform divergence from the poini fifteen degrees southeasterly from our zenith.

* These meteors are supposed to be gaseous, and when inflamed by some cause not explained, appear darting through the heavens, generally in various directions. It is certain that they are generated at a moderate distance from the earth; probably from two to five miles."

A writer in the Rockingham (Va.). Register, states that these phenomena began at about one o'clock, and continued without intermission till daylight.

“It might be literally called a rain of fire. It consisted, to adopt the vulgar denomination, of very numerous shooting stars,-80 numerous as to fill the whole atmosphere, and to be resembled by those whose sphere of observation was pretty large, to those flakes of snow which we are accustomed to see as the precursors of a coming snow storm. Thousands of those bright scintillations were to be seen at one glance of the eye. They originated, we believe, in every point of the atmosphere from near the earth's surface, to å very great elevation. None of these meteors proceeded in a direct line towards the earth ; but from the point at which they became visible, they moved in an oblique direction towards the earth. In every instance, it is believed, they became extinct, or invisible before they reached the earth. Some of these meteors were large, and emitted a vivid light; others were mere sparks or scintillations; but all so rapid in their motions as to seem a fiery line stretched from the point of detonation to the point of extinction. It has been asserted that this phe. nomenon was ushered in with a considerable noise : but this

assertion is certainly without foundation : it was neither proceded nor accompanied with noise."

A gentleman who came passenger in the Hilah from Liverpool, informed the editors of the New York Journal of Com. merce “that on the night of the 12th-13th inst. she was on St. George's Bank, about 300 miles distant from the coast. The meteoric phenomenon was as splendid there as it is described to have been here : and occurred at the same time of the night."

A gentleman who was riding in the stage at St. Lawrence County during the same night, stated that instead of a shower of meteors, he encountered a fall of snow. He how. ever noticed frequent flashes of bright light, and the stagedriver remarked that it was strange there should be lightning during a snow storm."

A person who witnessed these meteors near Germantown, Pa., says " that it was impossible to count them, but he thinks that from five to twenty were datted of in a second. The radiating space was not exactly in the zenith, but a little S. S. E. of it. Some of the meteors were so bright, as to throw a strong light over the whole sky, and attract my attention even when they were behind me.

“Sometimes a long track of light was left in the sky, and remained for more than a minute. The very great number and rapidity of motion of these meteors, could be compared to a shower of large hail. One of them appeared to be as large as a man's fist, and was of great brilliancy. The stream of light that remained, in some cases ceased to be a straight line, and assumed, first, a snake-like form, and then doubled together.

* The east was ruddy, and the morning star very bright, when I first saw the meteors. They were not always regular in their emission, but there was not, I think, an instant of time in which several were not visible; but it seemed as if there were several great discharges every minute. I watched them till a quarter past six, when the sun was so nearly up, that their light was very faint; but it seemed to me that the number was only apparently diminished by being lost in the light of the morning. A very brighit one was seen just at that time."

The Lancaster (Pa.) Examiner furnishes the following account of these phenomena: “A singular and splendid atmospheric phenomenon was visible here and in York county, yesterday morning. From between 12 and 1 o'clock till the dawn of day, the air was filled with innumerable luminous meteors, or falling stars, of various sizes, and dart. ing apparently from different heights. The sky was streaked with flashes of meteoric fire, incessantly repeated in every quarter. Hundreds of thousands of brilliant bodies might be seen flying at every moment, all having the same genera! direction (northerly,) sloping in their descent towards the earth at an angle of about 45 deg. and resembling flashes of fire. During the earlier stage of its appearance, the phenomenon was attended by a crepitating and hurtling sound; but at the approach of dawn this ceased, and the spectacle exhibited its splendors in silence. The air was calm during the whole period, except an occasional slight breeze. The meteors were most frequent and beautiful at about 4 o'clock, gradually diminishing in number and brilliancy as daylight approached, and ceasing or becoming invisible with the disappearance of the stars.

A gentleman who travelled in the mail stage from Lew. istown to Harrisburg on Tuesday night, and arrived at the latter place yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, says that the phenomenon was not observed by himself, his fellow passengers, or the stage driver, during their nocturnal journey, nor was it spoken of at Harrisburg on his arrival there. It would hence appear not to have extended far to the north of us; and we have yet no account of its having been seen any. where, except here and in York county-though it probably

The Salern Register of Nov. 18th mentions a somewhat singular coincidence connected with these phenomena : “ It appears that Captain Hammond of ship Restitution, and his crew, who arrived at this port last week from Palermo, have had the extraordinary good fortune of witnessing this wonderful phenomenon iuice within a year—the ship being in our bay on Wednesday morning, bound in. They saw the Meteors as early as twelve o'clock, and viewed them till daylight. The appearance of the heavens was very similar to that of an occurrence which happened exactly on the same day of the month and year, at Mocha, in the Red Sea, where they went for pepper. Capt. Hammond thus describes the sight at Mocha, in an extract from his journal, written at the time.

666 November 13th, 1832. From 1 A. M. until after day. light there was a very unusual phenomenon in the heavens. It appeared like meteors bursting in every direction. The sky at the time clear, the stars and moon bright, with streaks

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every person who beheld it. From one until three in the morning, those starry meteors seemed to fall from every point in the heavens, in such numbers as to resemble a shower of sky-rockets. Several meteors were accompanied with a train of fire, that illuminated the sky for a considerable distance. One, in particular, appeared to fall from the zenith, of the apparent size of a ball eighteen inches in diameter; that lighted for several seconds the whole hemisphere. During the continuance of this remarkable phenomenon, a hissing noise in the air was plainly heard, and several reports resembling the discharge of a pistol.”

in June 1799, Humboldt observed a prodigious number of falling stars between the island of Madeira and the coast of Africa. Thousands of falling stars succeeded each other during four hours. Bonpland relates that there was not a place in the heavens from the beginning of the phenomenon, equal to the extent of three diameters of the moon which was not filled with them.

At the period of our writing, accounts have been received from New Orleans which state that the late phenomena were also witnessed in that city; and the western papers contain full descriptions of the celestial display, as it was seen in that section of the country. The inhabitants of Montreal and other places in Canada, seem either to have not been visited by these meteors, or to have been inattentive to their appear. ance. In some parts of Maine, likewise, the spectacle was not witnessed.

of light, and thin white clouds interspersed in the sky. On going on shore in the morning, I inquired of the Arabs if they had noticed the above; they said they had been observing it most of the night. I asked them if the like had ever appeared before. The oldest of them replied it had not. I asked them, to what cause they attributed it? The answer was,

they supposed the Devil was at work,' and they considered it an ill omen, which of course was natural, as they were daily expecting an army to besiege the city. For the last six days it has been blowing a strong gale from the south-hazy weather, and sand in the air.'

“ The Register also states as remarkable coincidences, that the only three great meteoric showers on record all took place on the morning

of November 13, viz :-In South America, November 13, 1779—at Mocha, November 13, 1832—and in the United States, November 13, 1833.”

A correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette, furnishes the following theory respecting the phenomenon: “ It has been generally recognised by philosophers, that these meteoric appearances are produced by solid bodies, passing through the bigher regions of the atmosphere with prodigious velocity, and producing light by the electricity they excite. This appears to be incontestably proved by the fact of these bodies frequently falling to the surface of the earth-which can only happen, however, when their velocity 'becomes so much retarded, that the centripetal force of the earth's attraction becomes greater than their own centrifugal force. This retardation is matter of mathematical calculation, and may be occasioned either by the increased resistance of the denser regions of the atmosphere, or by the bodies themselves, by any cause, bursting, and thus offering a greater resistance to the air through which they pass.

" Philosophers, however, do not agree as to the origin of these bodies. Some attribute them to the stones ejected by the volcanoes of the moon to a sufficient distance to come within the earth's attraction; others believe them to be thrown up by our volcanoes to a sufficient height to give them a centrifugal force strong enough to make them revolve round the earth, until, from accidental causes, they fall within its atmosphere, and occasionally to its surface.

" The theory, however, first proposed by Professor Clap, of Yale College, appears to have the most advocates. He supposes that there are a large number of solid substances revolving continually around the earth, probably the product of the destruction of some of the smaller planets, such as Vesta, Juno, Ceres, or Pallas, and forced by accidental combination of power, within the sphere of the earth's attraction. These are entirely invisible, until, as before mentioned, coming within the earth's atmosphere, they give a brilliant light by the vivid electricity they excite.”

The following are the speculations of B. Rush M'Connell, M. D. of Mauch Chunk, as published in the Mauch Chunk Courier :

" The above appearances, together with the ignis fatuus or jack o' lantern, aurora or northern light, large fire balls, &c. are only so many modifications of electrial agency, fluid which fills all space, and one doubtless intended, together with the more tremendous and magnificent exertions of its power, in lightning and thunder, to preserve that balance, the disturbance of which would be productive of the most calamitous effects, and should hence be regarded, rather as a manifestation of that beneficent and Almighty power, out of whose mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out,' Job xii. 19, than a cause of puerile apprehension, or more degrading superstition."

Below is an account of an appearance seen in 1799, by Andrew Ellicott, Esq. It is taken from the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. VI. pp. 28, 29.

“ November 12, 1799, about 3 o'clock A. M., I was called up to see the shooting of the stars (as it is commonly called.) The phenomena was grand and awful; the whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which' at any one instant of time appeared as numerous as the stars, flew in all possible directions, except from the earth, toward which all inclined more or less; and some of them descended perpendicularly over the vessel we were in, so that I was in constant expectation of their falling among us. We were in lat. 25 deg. N. and S. E. from the Key Largo, near the edge of the Gulf Stream.

“I have since been informed that the above phenomenon extended over a large portion of the West India Islands, and as far north as St. Mary's in lat. 30, 42, where it appeared as brilliant as with us off Cape Florida."

The following account of a meteoric phenomenon, very similar to that of the 13th inst. is taken from the Richmond Va. Gazette, of April 23, 1803. This electrical phenomenon was observed on Wednesday morning last at Richmond and vicinity, in a manner that alarmed many, and astonished

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LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILROAD

This railroad is thirty-seven miles in length, and is the greatest work of the kind in England. Beginning at Liverpool, this road enters an open cutting twenty-two feet deep, with four lines of railway, and leading to the mouth of the great Tunnel, which is twenty-two feet wide and sixteen high. The sides are perpendicular for five feet above the floor, and surmounted by a semi-circular arch. This tunnel is cut through a strata of red rock, blue slate and clay, and is 6750 feet, or above a mile and a quarter in length. The whole extent of this vast cavern is lighted with gas, and the sides and roof are whitewashed, to give a greater effect to the illumination.

The road in the tunnel curves and begins a gentle ascent toward the east. At this extremity, the road leads into a wide area, forty feet below the surface of the ground, cut out of the solid rock, and surmounted on every side by walls and battlements. From this area a small tunnel returns towards Liverpool. Proceeding eastward from the area, the traveller finds himself upon the open road to Manchester, moving upon a perfect level, the road

slightly curved, clear, dry, free from obstruction, and the rails firmly fixed upon massive blocks of stone. After some time it descends very gradually, and passes through a deep cutting, under large stone archways. Beyond this, the road leads through the great rock excavation of Olive Mount, which is seventy feet deep, and only wide enough for two trains of carriages, to pass each other, as represented in the preceding cut.

After leaving this, it approaches the great Roby bank, stretching across a valley two miles in width, and varying from fifteen to forty-five feet in height. Here the traveller finds himself mounted above the tops of the trees, and looks round over a wide expanse of country. After some further curves, and passing several other banks, bridges, and cuts, the road is carried into the city of Manchester.

The track is double. The rails are of wrought iron, laid sometimes on stone, but where the foundation is less firm, upon wood. The whole work cost 820,000 pounds sterling.

mere cause of a sect or a party; if we have inculcated by example or precept, either bigotry or illiberality, or in any way used our power to draw others astray from the path of love, charity or truth, then the departed year is an irredeemable loss. It has accumulated the great work we have to do, and has seriously abridged the space in which it must be done. It has doubled our task, while it has diminished our strength, incumbered our limbs, and shortened the day which precedes that night in which no man can work.

Let us draw a serious lesson from these hints. Let us remember that every hour that passes is full of moment: that time spent for ourselves, though it may be necessary, is in some degree like water spilled upon the ground, which cannot be gathered up; while time spent in doing good to others, is like the farmer's seed, sown in good time, and in a good soil, and sure to produce an abundant return. Let us remember too, that time spent in doing ill offices to others-in wicked or wanton injuries to the heart, or the purse of our fellow men, is like putting poison into the cup which we must ourselves drink.

Let us not be misunderstood; we do not mean to say that any man is bound to neglect his own affairs, or consider them secondary to the charity due to others. On the contrary, we esteem an industrious, persevering pursuit of the good things of this life, by honorable and honest means, worthy of praise. We believe the best way to future happiness, is straight forward on the plain turnpike that leads to earthly happiness. But we mean to affirm, and we would sain urge upon all within the reach of our humble influence, the doctrine, that in doing good to those who are travelling the same journey with ourselves, in cheering and helping them on their way is the wisest and surest, and shortest path to our present and permanent peace.

ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE. When this number comes before our readers, the year 1833, will have passed away and another will have begun its flight. Let us take advantage of the moment, to cast a backward glance, and consider a few things suggested by the occasion.

In the first place, let us remember that a year is gone; a year—a very considerable portion of our life, has passed irrecoverably down into the gulf of by-gone ages. We are so much nearer the goal to which our race tends: we have so much less of that precious time which is allotted for the discharge of the duties assigned to us, and to make up our account for the great reckoning at our entrance into another life. Regarded then as a mere abridgment of our span of years, it is a serious thing and may well awaken deep emotions in our hearts.

But the nature of our emotions, in reflecting upon the lapse of time, must depend upon the manner in which we have used it. Are we better? are we wiser? have we laid up a store of good memories -recollections of good deeds done-of injuries forgiven, of charities performed, of efforts to alleviate distress, to soften grief, to break the force of misfortune and turn aside the edge of disappointment? Have we sought to enlarge the boundaries of human knowledge, to disseminate principles of religion and morality, to set examples of truth, honor and honesty, and to weave mankind together, into one happy family, by the exercise of kind and gentle sympathies ?

Have we done these things?-then, the lapse of time is no loss to us; on the contrary, it has resulted in positive gain. The spring, the summer and the autumn, though they have passed away to the husbandman, have left his garners full, and we in like manner have laid up a rich harvest for the future; a harvest, not indeed, of earthly fruits, but of those intellectual and moral stores, which are as essential to the welfare of the spirit within, as corn and wine to the outward man.

But if our year has been spent in mere selfishness;—if we have taken thought only for ourselves; if we have put forth no kindly efforts for the great family around us; if we have indeed gone

farther, and indulged in malice, or wantonly injured others in their feelings or in their estate; if we have wounded by falsehood, or led astray by misrepresentations if we have exerted our influenoe for the

Perseverance."I recollect,” says Sir Jonah Barrington, "in Queen's County, to have seen a Mr. Clerk, who had been a working carpenter, and when making a bench for the ses. sion justices at the Court House, was laughed at for taking peculiar pains in planing and smoothing the seat of it. He smiling observed, that he did so to make it easy for himself, as he was resolved he would never die till he had a right to sit thereupon; and he kept his word. He was an industrious man-honest, respectable, and kind-hearted. He succeeded in all his efforts to accumulate an independence; he did accumulate it, and uprightly. His character kept pace with the increase of his property, and he lived to sit as a magis

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bench that he sawed and planed." Do as you wish to be done by. Follow this rule, and you will need no force to keep you honest.

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