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of guilty minds is always cruel. They are now ful than we are. We must, sooner or later, yield determined to hunt their victims among the fast- our place to the more prudent, the less embarnesses of the Alps, where they have hitherto never rassed, and the more vigorous off-shoots of our been molested, and to leave them no resting place race, and consent to occupy the easy chair of our on the continent of Europe. If Switzerland refuses senility. Nor is there anything to regret in this. to deliver them up, her cities are to be occupied The civilization that is removed is not destroyed; by Austrian troops, and her valleys ravaged, and and the genius of our people can exert itself as the old tyranny of Gessler revived. The absolut- well on the borders of the Ohio as on the banks of ists are encouraged by their success in Hungary the Thames, and rule the world with as much proand in Rome, and by the virtual coöperation of priety from the White House, as from the palace France. No man who is their enemy can here- of St. James. Europe has enjoyed power, and has after be allowed to draw the breath of life in any abused it, and the sceptre of the world's dominion part of Europe to which their arms can penetrate. is passing from her grasp. Civilization, as of old, If they dared, they would demand of Great Britain is following the course of the sun, and the doctrines the surrender of the political exiles who have of humanity will work themselves out in a new sought refuge on her shores, and if she refused, field and on a larger scale. would strike at her amidst her ships.
[“ Never say, die," dear brother! But let us set to work It seems to us that here is an occasion for our to solve the problem how Israel and Judah may be re. government to raise its voice in favor of humanity, united. Does not the federal government of these United in favor of the inviolability of national hospitality, States offer something as a foundation upon which wise in favor of a sister republic, now in danger of being master-builders may, by much prayer and self-denial, and made virtually a province of one of the German through God's blessing, erect a glorious temple of liberty monarchies. It is not our policy to mingle in the and brotherly love, such as earth has never seen? wars of the old world, but it is clearly our policy
Liv. Age.] to rebuke a proceeding, the principle of which denies the right of one nation to shelter the political
SALE OF THE MANUSCRIPT OF WASHINGTON'S fugitives from another. If Switzerland is to be in- FAREWELL Address. The sale of the original vaded because she gives an asylum to those who MS. of the Farewell Address of Gen. Washington are hunted out of Germany, our own country is to the people of the United States took place last only safe because the despots cannot attack us with evening, at the Philadelphia Exchange. There is any hope of success. We should protest, therefore, against this course of Austria and Russia, not only and the history of the document is clear. It has
no doubt of the authenticity of the handwriting, from the more generous motive of humanity, but been bound up in a neat volume, and contains with for the reason that if Switzerland is so far in the it a statement by Mr. Claypoole of the manner in wrong that she is to be taught her duty at the can- which he became possessed of it. It was stated by non's mouth, our own country, the asylum of so Mr. Thomas, the auctioneer, that Mr. D. C. Claymany state criminals from the old world, deserves poole left no lineal heirs, and his collateral descendthe same treatment in a tenfold degree.
ants are scattered over the country ; the estate is
also involved, and there was no other course for ENGLAND AND the UNITED STATES.—The the administrator than to sell the MS., which was London Illustrated News, in its article on the signs appraised as personal property. The document and prospects of the new year, compares England five hundred dollars. It ran up to twenty-three
was then put up for sale, and started with a bid of and the United States in this manner :
hundred dollars, where it lingered for a period, An empire, twenty, thirty, fifty times as ex- and was then knocked down to the Rev. Dr. Henry tensive, and as rich as ours, has already arisen on D. Boardman, pastor of the 12th Presbyterian the other side of the Atlantic to entice into its Church in this city. It was announced that he bosom the best blood which remains to us. The purchased it “for a gentleman living at a distance.” young, the hardy, the persevering of our country,
Whether he was an American or not was not and of all countries of Europe that groan under a
stated.* weight of debt and difficulty, and of a surplus of
Afterwards, the original portrait of Washington, population, and that cannot say, as the New World by Jas. Peale, painted for Mr. Claypoole in 1778, does, that every man is a man, welcome for the was also put up, and bought by Dr. Boardman, for sake of his manhood to the great feast of nature, the same gentleman on whose account the MS. was where there is enough and to spare for the meanest, purchased. are daily invited to leave the shores of effete Europe
A volume of the “ Daily Advertiser,” containand settle in America. The growth of the United ing the Address, was also sold for $12. These all Stales is, in fact, the downfall of Great Britain. belonged to the Claypoole estate. All the unhappy circumstances that are of preju
A MS. letter of Washington to General Mimin, dice to us, are of benefit to them. With us, the dated 4th April, 1784, was also put up for sale, on
It was a mere mouths that clamor to be fed are causes of decay. account of whom it might concern. With them every additional mouth is an additional letter of introduction, requesting the usual civilities pair of hands, and every additional pair of hands is by Gen. Mislin to Count de Lavalatte Montmoan increase of power, wealth and influence. Let rency, brother of the Duc de Montmorency, who
It us pour our millions into the great valley of the was travelling through the United States. Mississippi, and it will hold and feed them all, brought $20, and was purchased by a gentleman were the numbers quadrupled. While in this old named Bickley. country the pauper vegetates and dies, in that new The attendance was large, and much curiosity country he no longer vegetates, but lives and counts was manifested as to the price the various relics by thousands his flocks—a Job in the land of plenty. would bring.—Ledger.
Let those who dream of a perpetual Britain * It has since been stated that the purchaser was Mr. think of these things. The signs of decay are Lennox of New York. We are relieved by hearing this around us on every side. Events are more power-Jof a fear that it had gone out of the country.-Liv. Age.
[Every time we see this, it is with a desire to copy it. To yield his will to others' will We have passed it several times for fear of an outcry His way to others' way. about some disputed doctrine; but it has so much that everybody will think good, that we now commit it to the No greedy thoughts dishonor judgment of our readers. It is "from a London work.” The Christian child at meals; -Liv. AGE.)
He eateth what God giveth him,
And ever thankful feels. THE DAILY LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHILD.
Whene'er the Cross he seeth,
On chancel, church, or tower-
In human form, in beast, or bird,
In insect, tree, or flower-
To his crucified Redeemer
He must turn his thoughts, and say,
May the Cross upon my forehead shine And softly say, “ I thank thee, Lord,
With living light alway!"
When no human eye can see him,
He knoweth God is nigh,
And that darkness cannot cover him
From his all-seeing eye.
When in a fault he falleth,
He must not hide the stain-
Repentance and confession
Must yield their healing pain :
He must kneel then in his chamber,
Confess what he hath done,
And ask to be forgiven
For the sake of God's dear Son.
Again, when evening cometh,
The Christian child will pray,
To him throughout the day.
Then, his soul to God committing,
He quietly may sleep;
God, and his holy angel hosts
Will watch around him keep.
God bless thee, little Christian !
Be holy, humble, mild,
Obedient, truthful, diligent,
A truly Christian child.
God bless thee, little Christian!
And bid thou God bless me !
I've taught thee what the daily life
Of a Christian child should be.
And so he must fulfil
From the Episcopal Recorder
Out of the depths.-Psalm cxxx. 1. In all his daily duties
Pure pearls lie deep. is not they ho swim He diligent must be;
On the smooth bosom of the upper wave, And say, “ Whate'er I do, O Lord,
That learn what hidden things dwell down in I do it unto thee."
The nautilus, all brightly that doth skim When the little Christian playeth,
The calm, bright billow, diveth not below; He must use no angry word;
And so it is with us. To life's gay crowd
Our truer self we cannot, dare not show;
They see the surface, and they deem us proud, If a playmate take his playthings,
Or cold, perhaps insensate. Boots it aught He must not rudely try
If these pierce not the soul's incognito ? To snatch them back, but mildly ask,
For, did they all its inner hist’ry know,
They would but count us fools. Far better taught Or meekly pass them by.
Are they, who hide the depths within their own, He hath asked to be made holy,
And the full heart unveil to God's own heart” alone. So he must strive all day
A. W. M.
From Burckhardt's "Legends of Many Nations." beautiful than the picture of the Madonna in the
forest chapel, which was the most beautiful thing
Seppi had ever seen.
"I wonder if that is like a fairy!” Seppi The mezereon and the mountain lilies bloomed thought to himself, and had a great inclination to upon the hills and the wall-wort on the edge of the run away. But the beautiful lady beckoned him, forest, or among the hedges which enclosed fields and said, “Sing that beautiful song again, my boy, and gardens; and the Senners, that is, the cow- for that has called me hither, and I will 'richly herds and the goatherds, of the Puster-valley pre- reward you for it.” pared for departure with their flocks to the beauti- Well,” said Seppi to himself, as he lost all ful pasture among the Alps. For miles, even fear, “ she speaks so kind and so friendly, and I before the droves of cattle came in sight, could the think she is too beautiful to do me any harm, as bells of the herds and the merry lowing of the stupid people say that mermaids are apt to do.” cows be heard, for Peter Saibel, the big senner, And he sung his song again and again, until the alone, drove more than one hundred cows to the fairy signified that she was obliged to him and had Alps. Slowly, and with solemn mien, he headed heard enough. the procession. In his hand he carried the long “I will now give you a cup full of gold sand; staff, and his hat and shoes were adorned with with that you can buy land, hire people, and have loops and rosettes of many-colored ribbons. as big a herd as your senner,” she said. “Or
Close behind him, and, as it were, imitating him perhaps you have another wish, which you want me in grandeur and pride, followed the beauty of the to fulfil?” herd, the queen cow, the victress of the cow fights “ If you are a water fairy,” replied Seppi, conwhich frequently take place in the Alps. As a fidently,“ I would rather that you showed me your diadem she wore an immense wreath of mountain sub-marine dominions ; it must be very cool and flowers, and her large bell was suspended from her beautiful beneath the blue waters." neck by an embroidered collar. Behind her came “Give me your hand, then,” said the fairy, who the other cows, all adorned with variegated ribbons, guided him across the waters, and Seppi found to with wreaths, bouquets and merry bells; following his astonishment that his feet remained perfeetly these, came the keeper of the young cattle, with dry; in the middle of the pond she stopped and the calves and oxen; and lastly came Seppi, the touched the surface of the water with a small wand goatherd, with his numberless flock of goats, a of whalebone ; and the waves opened, and a large handsome and good boy of about fourteen years, staircase appeared, the steps of which were of pure with long blonde curls, a tall, well-formed figure, crystal ; the fairy conducted Seppi down the stairs, and so kind an expression of face that every child who wondered whether down below there he in the valley was fond of him.
would find such beautiful green mats, and such No one, at all the farm-houses which the impos- handsome flowers as above, where the bright sun ing procession passed. paid much attention to the shone ; and gladly would he have jumped down vain and stylish senner, who proudly strutted in three or four steps at a time, in order to be quickly front of his herd; but young and old had a smile there. But this was not so easily done, for he and a friendly nod for Seppi, who looked extremely seemed to have walked more than an hour already, well in his red vest and clear white shirt collar, and still the stairs appeared to have no end. But and even the boys said to each other : “ Just look, every moment the fairy seemed to him more beauwhat a fine fellow our Seppi is! he will be the tiful; he loved her more and more, and it appeared smartest man in the valley when he once gets as if all that shone around him only came from along in the world, and earns money to dress him- her eyes, which were as blue as the horizon he self better. But just look at the senner; he looks loved to look upon. Her hand was as white as like St. Stephen in a cabbage garden !” and all snow, and her nails looked like painted rose-leaves ; laughed and agreed with the speaker.
her small foot scarcely touched the ground, and lay When the droves had reached the plains among like a lily in its sandal. Seppi could not cease the Alps, and the cattle quietly sought pasture, the looking at her, and he felt, of a sudden, as if it herds divided, and Seppi with his goats came near would be the greatest misfortune that could happen a pretty large pond. The goatherd was tired of to him, if he were compelled again to separate his long walks and stretched himself among the from her; for in all the world, as far as he had high grass by the water's edge, and, although the seen it, he had never seen anything as beautiful as sun still stood very high, it was cool by the water's the water fairy, and he required no other gift from side, and a gentle air rippled the waves, and the her than the permission to remain near her as long blue sky reflected its image back on the surface of as he should live. And this he told her in all conthe clear water. Seppi always was happy at heart, fidence, and even before they had reached her though he was the poorest lad in the whole Puster- domains ; but though she listened to those words valley, but to-day he was especially happy, because with a kindly smile, and gently smoothed his spring had returned upon the beautiful green Alps, golden hair, she made no reply. and our boy could again take his herds to pasture Then Seppi took courage and said : “Did you upon the rich blooming meadows. And for this not promise me, in payment for my song, to fulfil reason he sang one merry song after the other, for my dearest wish? "Now there will never be anythe world and all around him delighted him. thing so dear to me as yourself, and therefore you
Suddenly, as he lay quietly in the high grass, he must go with me to the beautiful green Alps, and saw a light fog arise on the top of the waters, and always remain there with me." the fog became thicker and thicker every moment. “ I dare not live by the light, or among men,” He closely watched this phenomenon, and observed answered the fairy sadly; and cannot therefore a most lovely figure gradually emerging from the grant you that wish, as much as I might desire to fog as from a close veil. She wore a wreath of do so. But come first down to my dwelling, and water lilies around her long black hair, a golden you will find many other things worthy of your crown rested upon that, and in the midst of the wish." crown sparkled a large diamond. She was more “ If you dare not return to the light with me, no one shall prevent me from staying down below when you like it so well among mankind, and in here with you. And that you may see that I am your pure Alpine air?"! in earnest in my request, just have the stairs de- But Seppi consoled her, and said that he would stroyed as soon as we are down; for, without you, willingly miss all terrestrial enjoyments, to be I do not wish to return to the world."
allowed to remain with her, and even now he Only once every hundred years, and then only would again leave his home to follow her, if she for one day, I may rise above the surface of the were to bring him back to the upper world. Then waters," said the fairy," and no one but myself her face beamed with joy and happiness. She can conduct you back to your home. Therefore now showed the boy her beautiful garden. There, consider well what you desire; for I either lead on high espaliers, grew rare flowers, of wonderful you up this day before the sun goes down, or you color, and fruits so large and beautiful, as Seppi must rernain a hundred years here in the depths of had never seen them before. He asked the fairy the water. And if I even conduct you back, if whether she would permit him to pluck some of afterwards you should change your mind, I should these beautiful things, and she replied that everylose my life, as many of my sisters have done be- thing in her whole kingdom was his as well as her fore me. When the first ray of the sun touches me own. Then Seppi wanted to pull a beautiful rose, before the century is past, I shall undergo a fear- which hung heavy upon the stem, but when he ful transformation, which the greatest magician in took it into his hand, he found that it was only a the world. cannot release me from. Therefore, work of art, cut from a red jewel, and that the I pray you, abandon your wish, which you may green leaves were made of chrysoprase. It was the easily rue afterwards.
same case with the fruits ; the great plums which But Seppi only became more anxious and excited invited Seppi, were made of sapphire, and the by this reply, and swore, by all he held holy and apples of rubies, the pears of agate and emerald; dear, that he would remain with her as long as he in short, all were made of jewels: but though they lived. Then suddenly a high portal opened before were beautiful and looked inviting, Seppi could him, which led to a large saloon, where many elves not eat them. Then a shade of discontent passed were playing. A chandelier with more than a over his face, for there he had seen happy children hundred branches was suspended from the ceiling, at play, and could not join them, or share their and burned blue, red, green, white, and yellow joys. He found the rarest fruits, but could not eat flames; these made the saloon look as bright as if them; and, with the exception of the fairy, no one the sun shone into it, and spread a delicious odor understood his language, or would reply to him. all around. Here, little lake elves were dancing; True she was always near him, as Seppi had deyonder, small fairies were seated around a little sired, and studied constantly to make him happy ; table, eating diminutive sea-snails, which were but she could not succeed in it; nay, Seppi even most deliciously prepared. Another set were began to be afraid of the wonderful things he saw amusing themselves by playing at feather-ball with everywhere around him, and the mysterious power a ball no bigger than a pea, and adorned with the of the fairy filled him with awe. most beautiful plumes of the humming-bird. Sep- "I pray you,” he said one day to her, “conduct pi would gladly have joined this play, but wher- me from the artificial garden, and from the splendid ever he stepped, he drove the little people away, saloon, to some green meadow, where plain simple for he might have buried ten of them beneath his grass is growing, such as my goats eat; there I foot. And then his figure cast such a large shad- will again sing all my songs to you, all those songs dow that the company always sat in the dark you love so well." when he approached within a few steps of them, Then the fairy sighed, for her kingdom consisted and they begged the fairy to protect them from that only of the great magic garden, and the beautiful fearful giant, of whose thundering voice they were saloon, and she could easily perceive that these so much afraid.
two places did not suit her favorite. For not once Now Seppi was very much annoyed that he since had he sung so happily as at the time when could not play and gambol with the silly little he sat last by the side of the lake ; and when he folks, and that he should appear such a fright to now, at the request of the fairy, sang one of his them. The fairy, who observed that he was old melodies, it had no longer the happy, merry annoyed, conducted him to a sofa in the corner, sound as of yore, for Seppi's heart was no more and by a wink commanded her servants to bring all happy; on the contrary, he was sad and languishsorts of refreshments to her guest. And in large ing. And yet now he was so much better off than crystal bowls they brought sweet watermelons and at the time when he was but a poor goatherd, and all sorts of beautifully prepared fishes and crabs; had to starve in the employ of the avaricious senin short, everything they had handy—and Seppi ner. What then ailed him ?-As he had wished, did full justice to the excellent fare, for he had he was always daily and hourly by the beautiful eaten nothing all day. His master, moreover, was fairy, who nursed and cherished him like a child. a very close and stingy man, and did not give his He dined every day off five courses, and from servants enough to eat. But although Seppi was golden dishes ; slept on a soft, luxurious bed, and very hungry, and had never enjoyed so splendid a beneath a silken cover. And here, in the realms table before, yet there was something wanting of fairy land, reigned an everlasting spring, and it which even the fairy could not provide for him. never became night; but the flowers and fruits There was no bread beneath the water; and al- were only artificial, and the light was not that of though all the viands were excellent, they did not the sun, but of thousands of lamps which hung taste right to Seppi, since he had not the staff of upon the ceiling of the saloon, and against the life,” to which he had always been used.
crystal walls, and burned always. In the world “ Now you see,” said the beautiful fairy, sadly, above, no one had cared for poor Seppi, who had " that you will miss many things below here, to no parents or relatives, and his goats, at the utmost, which you were accustomed in the world above, used at times to lick his hands with their small and which, with all my power, I cannot provide for lips. Now, the beautiful fairy kissed his forehead, you. Why, why, would you stay here with me, played with his locks, and brought him new and beautiful presents every day. And with all this he would immediately die, if he had left her domains Seppi became more sorrowful, day after day, and (whither he had gone of his own free will) alone : his merry eyes looked dim and sad; he would have she saw that the door began to move, by the heavy almost given his life to pass another hour by the pushes of Seppi, and forgot her own safety, in her pond, where the fairy had met him, and he was anxiety to save him. Quick as lightning she flew constantly thinking of the clear bright sun, the blue to his side, took him by the hand, and she herself ether, and the high grass, that grew so merrily opened the portal, so that Seppi in an instant was upon earth, and so fast that he used to see, each above the waters. morning, the progress it had made during the night. Greedily he breathed the fresh mountain air that In the fairy's empire everything was beautiful wafted across the Alps—but alas !-a broad ray of beyond description, but he never could feel at the sun fell like melted gold through the portal home; he wanted so many things that he had been upon the poor fairy, and with a dying voice she used to in the world above-his brown bread, the sighed aloud. Frightened, Seppi looked around berries he used to pluck in the forest, even his towards her, and he saw how the folds of the green goats, which were wont to come at his call. veil she wore turned into green leaves, her feet and
" I really wish,” he said to himself, “ the fairy golden sandals changed into yellow roots, and her would leave me alone for a moment. I would, tall beautiful figure appeared as a reed shrub above just for fun, see whether I could find the crystal the water. And then the waves took Seppi, and stairs by which I came down here. Only for curi- carried him playfully to the shore ; he rubbed his osity-I would not ascend—for I am very well eyes, stretched out his arms towards the reed, which here, and the fairy is so kind to me, and loves me a few moments before had stood by his side, but so much.”
which now raised its head in the middle of the pond, And just as if the fairy could read his thoughts, and reached its thin, trembling arms languishingly she said, on the following morning, “ Seppi, 1 towards the shore. A soft wai) and a sigh passed must leave you for a few hours! Try and pass through the reeds, and cut, like a bitter reproach, your time as best you can. When I come back I through poor Seppi's soul. He covered his face expect to give you a joyful surprise.” It was her with his hands, and ran away, so as not to see the intention to swim as nearly as possible to the sur- sad reed shrub any more. Thus he finally reached face of the water, and see whether no child ap- the senner's cottage, which belonged to his master, proached its neighborhood ; then she would coax Peter Saibel. There he found an old man,
of whom it to the edge of the lake, and quickly draw it down he inquired for the senner. with her, so that her dear Seppi might have a hu- “I am the senner,” replied the other. man being near him to cheer him up again.
" But what has become of Peter Saibel?”' asked Whilst she was thus waiting and hiding herself Seppi in astonishment. beneath the water lilies and large leaves that floated Why, youngster, you must have been drinkupon the pond, so that no rays of the sun could ing,” replied the old man; " the Saibel owned reach her, Seppi was walking about, torn by this senner's hut long before me, and has been dead restlessness and discontent. He wanted to know these eighty years. My father used to tell me the whether that staircase was still standing, and secret- story about him, and about a young lad, and that ly, like an evil conscience, he stole from the saloon. both of them had disappeared on the very same day, And behold, he found the crystal steps, which he and that it was just on the day when the cattle were had descended with the fairy about a month ago, driven out for the first time in spring-Peter's as he thought, and his heart beat with joy. body was found by some of the mountaineers; but
• Why did not the good fairy have these stairs he had always been a loose character, and stayed, torn down, as I begged of her? then these tempting perhaps, too late at the tavern; then he probably thoughts would not have entered my head. But I crossed a Harach (frozen snow-drift between the will ascend a little way, to see whether I cannot mountains) and was lost. But the young lad, the discover the blue sky through the water,” he said, goatherd, never was heard of again.” as he ascended higher and higher.
At first Seppi thought that the old man was crazy, But had not the fairy told him that he could not but a young maiden came in, who seemed to assert leave the place alone, -that she must herself con- all that her father had said. Eighty years then duct him back to the light? True, but perhaps she had passed, and this long time had seemed to him, only meant to frighten him from the attempt; he whilst in the fairy's dominions, scarcely as many could not easily convince himself ; he wanted to days. If he only had had a little more patience, a see whether he really could not emerge into the century would have been passed, and the beautiful open air, and then he would quietly return to his fairy might have brought him back to the Alps place, and the fairy should never know anything of without losing her life in the attempt! this attempt. No, he would never endanger the life And now all joy for him was at an end, for he of this beautiful and kind friend, as little as he would could indeed no longer look upon the clear blue leave her; for he knew how much she loved him; sky, with a pure heart and a clear conscience ; for and that she would weep her clear blue eyes blind had he not become stained with guilt-did not the if he were to desert her.
death of the beautiful fairy rest upon his mind? But as he thought so, he had already gained the He no longer found joy in contemplating the mounlast steps; and now all his good intentions suddenly tains, and the valleys, or in the bright sunshine ; were forgotten, he would and must again behold all the day long he lay by the side of the lake, and the beautiful green earth and the blue sky—and listened to the sad sighing of the reeds. Nay, he with all his strength he pressed against the crystal even once passed a night there, in order that he ceiling, through which he had entered with the might be as near as possible to the fairy. He then fairy as through a door.
dreamed that he saw her again floating upon the The fairy, who, as I have above related, was water, as he had first beheld her, wrapped in a thin watching close behind, for a child, now suddenly green veil of fog, and that she again, in all her perceived her faithless favorite ; she saw his danger; | beauty and loveliness, offered him her hand to