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An exile bred in realms afar,
Amid commotions, broils, and war.
In one short year, her hopes all crossed-
A parent. busband, kingdum. lost !
And all ere eighteen yeurs hud shed
Their hubours o'er tier royal head.
For such a queen, the Stoarts' heir
A queen so courteous, young and fuir-
Who would not every foe defy ?
Who would not stand-who would not die !

EPITAPH ON A CHILD. No bitter te is for thee are shed,

Blossoın of being, seen and gone ; Wilb flowers above we sirow lliy bed,

Oh blest depuried one! Whose all of life a rosy ray, Blushed into dawn, and passed away.

Origim al Poatry.

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WAR.

BY ISAAC COBB.

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Light on her airy steed she sprung,
Around with golden lassels hung;
No chieftain there rode half su fice,
Or half so light and gracefully.
How sweet to see her ringlets pale
Wide waving in the southland gale,
Which through the broom-wood blossoms New
To fun her cheeks of rosy hue!
Whene'er it hea veit her bosor's screen,
What beauties in her form were seen!
And when her courser's mane it swung,
A thousand silver bells were rung.
A sight so fair on Scottish plain,
A Scut shall never see ugaia!

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GEOGRAPHICAL ENIGMA,
Lax composed of 17 letters.
My 1, 12, 14, 17. is a chain of mountains in Africa.
My 13 2 9, 16.5 6, is a forrified town in Hindustan.

My 2. 15, 10, 16, "', 11, 8. 9. 11, is a place in Prussia, the thenter of a great battle in 1806.

My 16. 14. 7, 10, is a very celebrated city in Italy.
My 9, 12, 3, is a large river in the Russian Empire.

My 4, 2, 16, 16, 10, 3, is a town in the State of Pennsylvania. My whole is the title of a poem by ROBERT BURNS.

G. S. L. 8. Albany, June, 1851.

Answer in the nort Number.

New Volume, October, 1850.

AIL, Mistress of Science: huil, Princess of Art!

I would celebrate thee, ere thy beuuty depart; For thou art of law and of etbics the soul, And thou dost the senales of nutions control. Thy ships are the noblest that snil on the sea, Thy banners of red are the flags of the free ! For torrents of blood from thy enemies' veins, Once gloriously fooded the Belgian plains ! For this, my Adonis! I waken a note, Which borne by the breeze may triumphantly floal, That thou mayst prevail o'er the kingdoms of enrth, And be honored as erst at the day of thy birth. 'Thy devotee dwells in a palace of stone, Whence a chariot rolls for his pleasure alone ; (Add a feather or two to the cap of the fool, With a victory gained, and he is worthy to rule,) While the wise, if the world has produced any such, Must live in a hovel or walk with a crutch! The drum, ay, the drum! let us beat it again,

And a blast on the bugle let Ignorance blow! Come forth, oh our Queeu! at the head of thy train,

And Pluto iby sire shall a courser bestow.
Unless thou appearest to aid in the strife,
That renegude-Peuce, will replenish her life;
So the earth, now a barren, u desolate wild,
Alus! would no longer by vice be defiled :
With the rose and the lily the desert would smile,
And competence Penury's children beguile.
Forbid it, thou Fiend ! to the fight! to the fight!
Thy fues are the favored, the angels of light.
BEELZEBUB ! grant to the idiot crowd,

A sword for the side, and a spur for the heel :
Crush, instantly crush with thy cavalcnde proud,

The beings of worth who for suffering feel!

When Mary turned her wondering eyes
On rocks that seemed to prop the skies;
On pnlace, park, and battled pile;
On lake, on river, sea, and isle ;
O'er woods and meadows bathed in dew,
To distant mountains wild and blue :
She thought the isle that gave

her birth, The sweetest, wildest land on earth.

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GONDITIONS.

'T is the hour when lappy fuces

Smile around the la per's light; Who will fill our vacant places ?

Who will sing our sungs to-night? Through the mist that fuats above us,

Fantly sounds the vesper bell, Like a voice from those who love us,

Breathing, fondly, fare thee well;

Farewell to thy sceptre, oh PEACE!

Adieu to thy heuvenly hours !
Till sinful contention shall cease,

And SHILOH'S be Iotellect's bowers. Praise Him, holy Naughters of concord and joy,

And bless, oh ye seraphs of Eden above ! For yet shall the lute-string the minstrel employ,

To celebrate wisdom and goodness and love; And yet shall in triumph the flag be unfurled,

Whose folds of pure white muy encircle a world. Hudson, June, 1851.

When the waves are round me breaking,

As I puce the deck alone, And my eye in vain is seeking

Some grren leaf to rest upon; What would not I give to wander

Where my old companions dwell ? Absence makes the heart grow fonder,

Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!

QUEEN MARY'S RETURN TO SCOTLAND.

BY JAMES HOGG.

LOVE'S PHILOSOPHY.

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FTER a youth by woes o'ercast,

After a thousand sorrows past, The lovely Mary once again Set foot upon her native plain; Knelt on the pier with modest grace, And turned to heaven her beauteous face. 'T was then the caps in air were blended, A thousand thousand shouls'ascended, Shivered the breeze around the throng, Gray barrier cliffs the penis prolong; And every longue gave thanks to heaven, That Mary to their hopes was given. Her comely form and graceful mieu Bespoke the lady and the queen; The woes of one so fair and young, Moved every heart and every tongue. Driven from her home a helpless child, To brave the winds and billows wild ;

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telease and give a vent to its fent-up forces. In 184î he was elected deputy to the Diet, and became the leader of the opposition. In April, 1848, he wus appointed minister of Finance. When the wat with Jellachich broke out, lic was elected president of the commillee of defence.

Flis influence over his countrymen has been immeasurable. In spite of defeats and the occu. pation of the capital by the criemy, lie was enabled in the face of an oferpowering force, to collect an army of 200,000 men, whom he had inspired with enthusiasm by his eloquence, and supplied by his inde!utigable activity with all the material of war. By taking advantage of undeveloped rosolittes, by the establislument of magazines and manufatories, by carefully organizing the foreus of the country, he was enabled to maintait ilx-se supplies.Alihvugla toin:self ignorant of wat, his genius en. abled him to select from the crowd those generals, many of them as yet untried, whose battles were a series of uiumphs. Perhaps there does not exist in Europe another statesman so profoundly acquainted with the wants and prejudices of his country men, ut ehosc ambition so entirely represents their Caust.

Wlici fiungary #ras isoaded by Bellachichi, in September, 1848, and 50,000 atmed men were col. lected in a fortnight, in the neighborhood of Stuhl. weissenburg, to repel the aggression, Kossuth issued a proclamation, from which we extract the fullowing sentences

" It is an eternal law of God, that whosoever abandoneth linsell will be forsaken by the Lord.--Ti je ani ettinal law that whosoever assistcth himsell isima will the Lord assist. It is a divine law that Talso swearing, by its results, chastiseth ilsulf. It is a law of our Lord's hat whosoever availeth himself of perjury and injustice, prepareth himself for the triumph of justice. Stunding firm on these ciernal laws of the universe. I swear that my proph

ecy will be fulfilled-it is, that the freedom of N many respects the most remarkable nian ufour { fitted by early training to lead a morcinent whose Hungary will be effected by this invasion of Hun.

day, in Europe, is Kossuti, the master spirit object was the maintainance of legal and constitu- gury by Jellac!ich." of the Hungarian revoll against Austria. tional rights. Persecuted as a journalist for bis This proclamation, which electrified the penple to

Ile was born in a little village of the north of defence of sume young mien accused of irigh treason, whom it svus addressed, concludes in a sigle not Hungary, April 27, 1806, of a poor but noble family illegally arrested, and condemned to a lung impris. unworthy on eastern prophet, nor wusuited to the of Sclavonian origin. His father acted as steward onment, he became a martyr, pointed out by the genius and origin of his race, by these words ;-to another nobleinan of more fatored circumstances Austrian governo eni itsellus a leader of the “belween Vesprinn and Weissenburg, ttie women but was not able; it seems, lo support fois sou at the coming revolution.

shall dig a deep grave, in which we will bury the university. The application and talents of the Aftur an imprisonment or sone years, he re- name, the bonor, the nation of Hungary, or our latter, however, found him friends, alio not only appeared as thic promoter of many plans for the enemies. And on this grave shtali stand i thonigenabled him 10 fiuish bis studies, but also continued material improvement of his country, such as the ment inscribed with a record of our shamne,“ So to assist him subsequently.

projected railivay to connect the Danube with Useir Gup pouisbes cowardice ;' or we will plant on it the Hc was educated as a lawyer, and was, therefore, port of fiume, on the Adriatic ; thus sceking to crec of freedoin, eternally green, frossi oul of whose

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foliage shall be heard the voice of God speaking, as " Pleasc, grandpa," said little George, “ did you " What did the women wear upon their heado from the fiery bush to Moscs, “The spot on which not promise to tell us how they warmed and lighted grandpa !" said Laura. thou stundest is holy ground ;' thus do I reward the their houses, and how they travelled in those • They wore what was called a bonnet ; and brave. To the Magyars, freedom, renown, well. | days ?"

that, too, fitted closely to the head, and covered it being, and happiness."

“ Yes," said Laura, and how the ladies used to all but the face, and was not much calculated to His speehes in thc Diet were of another kind. dress."

promote the health and comfort, or add to the In these we find the lucid exposition, the cool “ And did not the ladies always wear the frock | beauty of the wearer. The hair was not cut close reasoning, and large views of the statesman. In and trowsers, and the loose hat that we do ?" then, as now, but was worn very long, and was these he ever stands forth as much the resolute inquired Angusta.

braided and fastened upon the top of the head with opponent of communistic violence as of military “So far from that, said her grandpa, “ that, I an instrument called a comb. At the sides of the despotism.

previous to the year eighteen hundred and fifty- / head it was brought down so as to cover the ears That he is an Oraler, inserior lo few men, living one, they wore articles of dress now entirely un very closely." or dead, the following froin a foreign correspondent known to the ladies' wardrobe. And I well re. “ How very odd,” said Augusta. “But of what indicates :

member how the boys used to run and shout after use could it be? Our ears were given us to hear “ The effect of his oratory is astonishing. The ladies who first appeared in the street in the with, were they not ?" When he riscs to speak, his seatures, finely moulded, present dress, which was then called the Bloomer " That was not the only thing that would seem and of an oriental cast, though pale and haggard, costume.”.

odd to you in manners as well as dress. You as from mental and physical suffering united, They opposed the new dress, then ?" said would think the custom an odd one indeed, which immediately excite interest. His deep toned, Laura.

would confine the women to the house, and not almost sepulchral voice, adds to the first impression. · Opposed it-yes. It met with the same op: allow them the freedom of outdoor exercise they Then, as he becomes warmed by his subject, and position llant all real improvements have always now enjoy; and that would deprive thein of aplaunches into the enthusiastic and prophetic ma

manner inet with at the hands of ignorance and prejudice. pearing with the men at political and other meetpeculiar to him, his bearers seem to imbibe all the It scems that in all ages it has been the face of the ings.” feelings that so strongly reign in his own bosom, { real bencfactors of mankind, to meet with ridicule Certainly, grandpa," said Augusta ; " would and to be governed by the saine will. In his lour and scorn, is nothing worse, before their names it not seem very vusocial and heathenish for the through the provinces to raise the landsturm (all have been permanently recorded in the book of women to go by :hemselves, and the men by themthe able-bodied.) so great was his power over the lume."

sclvcs ?" peasantry, that freequently men, women, and chil. " But what did they wear, grandpa ?" said “ More than that; if you could but contrast tho dren together, running to their homes, and seizing Laura.

decency and propriety that characterize our public hooks, or whatever their hands could find, asscm- “ Instead of the present loose frock and trowsers, meetings with the coarseness and rowdyisin attend. bled on the spot, and insisted on being led directly which fashion and common sense alike sanction, ing those of my early days, you would think it not against the enemy."

they wore a long, trailing dress, fastened very the least of the improvements of our time. Never. Such orators become the highest of human closely round the chest, and falling to the feet." theless, it was the fashion of the times; and ifany agencies in concentrating the power of a nation, “ How very filthy such a dress inust have been. one was found with the hardihood tu advocate a and thus Hungary is fully aroused from her centre I am sure we should think one wanting in the custom which is now so universal, he would have to her farthest limits.

ncalness which becomics a woman, who should had to encounter arguineni, ridicule and sarcasm. dress thus," said Laura.

And not the least biller opposers of what was then ร C2 8

But," said Augusta,“ how could they breathe ?" called women's rights, were the women themselves

" Thal, my child, was a secret which they kept -They who were most directly to be benefitted by From the Portland Eclectic.

to themselves. The doctors could never find out. the proposed change." NOW AND THEN.

With your knowledge of Physiology, you inay' well “ Well, grandpa," said' George, “ were the A TALE OF A GOOD TIME COMING.

suppose the process of respiration was but imper- nethod of lighting and warming houses as queer

fectly carried on; and, indeed, their pale faces as the ladies' dresses ?" was in the year nineteen hundred and onc,) and slender forms plainly, showed that it must be If you have found anything queer in what I

The subject was a sort of forbidden ground have related, I dare say your organ of mirth will · bleak December." The night wind moaned drear. 10 speak or write upon. Few physicians had the will find sufficient exercise when you contrast the ily through the" lall ancestral trees” that surround- courage to tell their consumptive patients the present simple means with the ancient cumbrous ed the elegant and substantial dwelling of Mr.

cause of the disease that was preying upon their and laborious modes. When a house was to be Livingston, who was sitting in his parlor, and vitals. - Many of the gay and beautiful found a built, the first thing to be done was, to lay a solid looking round upon his happy family with the prematuro grave, no doubl, from that cause alone foundation of stone or bricks--generally in the complacency of a man who is conscious of possess that of dressing too tightly."

middle of the house; and upon this was built what ing all the comforts, and many of the luxuries, or

" Bul some die of consumption now-a-days, was called a chinney of bricks. On the different the refined and intelligent age in which his lot grandpa. Did not Charles Fremoni, whose fun. sides were fireplaces for the different rooms, into was happily cast. He spoke to his daughter eral we attended last week, die of consumption ?" which wood or coal was placed and set on fire. Augusta, a bca utilul, intelligent girl of some twelve “No doubt there are other causes of the disease ; | Besides the fireplaces, ovens were formed in the or fisteen years, and asked her to place the last and perhaps somewhat of the effects of their habits body of the chimneys, which were large, hollow paper upon the lable.

may descend to their posterity at this day; but spaces used for cooking." If you please, pa,” said Augusta, “ grandpa the nuniber o! deaths from that disease is not one “ But, grandpa, where did the wood come from ?" has promised to tell us some stories of old times, il tenth so many as in those times. The reason is said George. you could omit your rcading for the evening." to be found, no doubt, in the fact, that every Large tracts of woodland were kept on pur.

" With the greatest pleasure, my dear. I shall young person is educated in the science of Physi. pose to be cut when wanted, and used for fuel. be happy if your grandpa thinks proper to entertain logy and of the laws of life and health. The hab. Since then, the lunds have been cleared of the trees us with some descriptions of Puritan times and its and practices consequent upon such an educa. to be burnt into charcoal for manure, and to make manners."

tion tend to promote, instead of injuring the gen. pastures for flocks, and fields for grain." Then you was, a Puritan, grandpa," said eral health. Then, it was thought sufficient is “ How hard they must have worked, to cut so Laura.

the doctor understood anatomy and physiology: much wood every year,” said George. “I was not a Purilan, my child," said her now, every schoolboy ol a dozen years understands grandpa, “but was called a descendant of the them. The practice of singing, lvo, as it is now

Yes, I can assure you it look much time and Puritans ; and their customs and manners, which every where taught in our common schools, has

labor to support the fires, even in one house; to y diffcred greatly from those of the present day, I probably assisted to produce a healthy state of the

say nothing of the expense of the operatives, and can well reineniber." .

of the filth uttending such a method." lungs."

“ Were the houses warm as now ?"said George.

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“ That depended upon circumstances. Instead “ Thus you see, my dears, the privileges we conduct every one to the flower-bedecked vale of of the equable temperature which electricity dif. possess beyond the age in which I was boro-an physical felicity. Therefore, Readers, we will go fuscs, the temperature was sometimes very high, age that bids fair to realize the theories of the } forth from our close apartments, and, gathering and then again very low; which, added to the philosophers, of the infinite perfectibility of the spicy blossoms, listening lo artless lays, and inhaldust of the wood and aslıcs, produced an unwhole human race-theories which were regarded by ing the west-wind's pure oxygen, we may at once some state of the air. It was a very expensive enemies to the progress of the human race, as feel an exhilarating influence at work on the weamode, especially in cities, where the wood had to formed merely to amuse their authors in the con. ried, debilitated system. be brought from a great distance ; so much so, templation of their beauty. Science, in its onward that it was almost more than a poor widow could march, had already equalized, in a measure, the

Could I but dwell among the bowers,

And listen to each bird that sings, do to keep a fire through the cold winter. Now, knowledge and the wealth of mankind ; conse

With One whose soul, so like the flowers, for three cents, she can keep a room at summer quently, the genuine principles of social happiness

About my spirit fondly clings! * temperature for many weeks." have received a devolopment and a kind of demou

Then oft, ye scenes of sweet delight: “ Did they light their houses with electricity, stration unknown to former ages; and every day

The muse might gladly stray,

Prepared for Thought's ideal dight, as we now do ?" inquired George. brings forth something to enlarge the boundary of

As sun-set's glories fade away. Light was produced by burning the grease of our hopes."

G. W. G.

Hudson, June, 1851. animals, which was not only filthy and expensive, but unwholesome. The soot proceeding from the ORIGINAL COMMUNICATION 8.

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RAMBLES ABOUT ALBANY. soiled and defaced books and furniture ; and at

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SYLVAN PENCILINGS.

MAGINE yourself, dear reader, an entire stran. the air of the room, had a deleterious effect upon

BY PETER SYLVAN.

ger to the sights of the Capital, and that we the health. Now, you endure no such inconveni

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are your Ariadne. Such being the case, we shall ence and discomfort. By simply winding up a EPHYR descended from her cerulean throne, expect you to submit without grumbling to our

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which may almost vie with the light of day." our beautiful world. It was the hour of evening. | Old State House on State st. Arriving there and

“ You said, grandpa, the people used to travel The time of rest had come, the season sacred to passing up stairs, you will see on all sides of you on roads made of dirt and gravel, in carriages solemn contemplation, when fairy spirits lend a a pretty extensive assortment of the various formdrawn by horscs,” said George.

holy charm to the vales, and the Vesper star looks ations peculiar to different sections of our state." I should laugh, indeed," said Laura, " to see down from her chamber of glory and renders inex. The Geologist would view these with interest, but a horse draw a carriage. Are you serious, grand pressibly sublime the scenery of the mountains. the majority of observers hurry off as we will now.

Then, straying froin the goodly city, Poeticus, Below, you come first to the Agricultural Rooms, “ Indeed I am. That was the only mode be- the Sylvanite, enjoyed an excursive ramble in the where the implements of husbandry, ploughs, fore the invention of railroads; and for a long time forest near the south eastern precincts thereof. rakes, harrows, &c., rule the day. Sonie of them after, almost all roads were of that kind; as rail. How pleasant with social company, to wander are of the most recent and approved construction ; roads, then, did not go over hills, as now. The hither and thither along the banks of a graceful the use of others dates “fur back in ages gone." motive power, on railroads then, was steam made streamlet of the glen. Noiselessly its limpid water or course, the farmer and mechanic would stop to by heating water in a wood or coal fire ; and the speeds its way towards the great river. If a peb- examine the principle, plan, &c.; but that is no machinery was very imperfect, compared with what ble chance to lic below the clear surface, oh : how reason why we should. Farther on are seen speci. it is now ; and no ove hardly dreamed that electricity elegantly the brooklet glideth abuve its innocent mens of the cereal and other grasses, appropriately could be so applied to machinery as to propel car- form. Admirers of the beautiful ! was that pebble labeled. On one side also, are placed a large riages, especially up and down the steep hills. made in vain? Without the sweet little eddy its number of serpents, native Americans, not alive, Hurses and steam, as motive powers, have long presence creates, we might not observe the onward but preserved in ulcohol.' Entering another room, been laid aside as expensive and inconvenient tendency of the pellucid liquid. So it is with the you will find yourself surrounded with beasts and Besides, the dangers attending such a mode of Aight of time. Days and weeks and months, it is birds, all stuffed to be sure. Yes, Ornithology, travelling, are cornpletely obviated by the present true, would pass away ; but should we become aware Zoology, and Entomology too, are well represented one. To be sure, there were a few men of science of the fact, were it not for the diurnal rotation here. Over the door of the next room “Indian who believed electricity could be made available and annual revolution of the orbs? Nay!otherwise Curiosities” might be very properly written, as it is as a motive power; but, as I said before, their periods, probably, would be unknown. We might devoted principally to the remains of the red man, ideas only met with ridicule. And the present sale live and live, and age might steal upon us ; and yet although a fine cabinet of minerals adorns some and highly agreeable way of navigating the air by (not a thought relating to life's end night ruffle the portion of it. The gentlemanly keeper will also means of a balloon, carried forward and directed spirits's waveless tide, until the meandering stream show you a few live rattle snakes, and out in the by that universal prime mover, electricity, was of existence be just ready to commingle with that yard iwo noble eagles, " Tyrants of the wood,” thought by most men, at the best, but a chimera. ocean the surges of which wash the shores of some toads, frogs and turtles, if your taste inclines To us, it seeins simple indeed. When we look Eternity. back upon those days, we may well rejoice that Oh listen! Hear ye not a strain of music from With this we will leave the State House to itself, we live in an age where our tiine can nearly all be Nature's grand orchestra? Ay! we will pause for and proceed to the State Hall. Where, after thor. spent in enjoying life, instead of laboring so hard a moment, our hearts beating in unison with each oughly tiring yourself by running up a long as then, barely lo maintain it.

quavering note. Birds! ye mind me of my child winding stair-casc somewhat resembling Paddy's " Another important feature of the present age hood's blessed home. Ye bid me think on the rope," the other end being cut off,” you may sit is, that of the coinparatively equal distribution of} happy hours I have there, aforetime, enjoyed with down on the roof and rest a while. land, so that all can have a little. Every man has some of your kindred !

But look away in a northerly and westerly direc. a spot for one fruit tree at least. When the few Trees of the wond: how balmy and salubrious is tion! Is not that a glorious prospect? How who first conceived the idea, opposed what they the air that swayeth your boughs. Let not the inva. finely look those grand old woods! and lower called the land monopoly, men could with difficulty lid inagine the presence of deadly malaria, because down, the tiny flowers and the green grassy carpet be brought to believe they had the sanie natural of the hour. Heed not the idle suggestions of and the wavy fields of golden grain, concealing the right to the land as to the air and water. And the persons whose prejudices would sain deprive you of nudity of their mother earth! And further in the rich man clung to his acres with a deadly grasp. a healthsul pastime.

background the glittering spires of Troy shoot up? But it was all in vain. - The philosophers of the Believe not that Death's messenger flaps his ward, flinging back the rays of the sun. If you time never gave over speaking and writing in favor horrid wings over the spot to which mild evening turn your eyes closer to where you stand, a great

of equal rights, till truth and reason have com. invites the sons and daughters of men ta roam.- city looms out distinctly with its myriads of pletely triumphed over selfishness and base cupidity. No, no. Hygeia extends her hand that she may human beings.

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Come, are you not compensated for the trouble productions of nature and the living forces which have free scope, disturbed not by aught oncongenof getting here? If not, then we'll away to where organized them; but the farmer sees these causes ial, we scarcely observe the flight of time, though the book-worm loves to larry, over in that building in operation around him daily, in the slender wheat | darkness meanwhile descend, and nature glide on the summit of which stands Justice with her as the spreading, styrdy oak. How much more seemingly into oblivion. Yet, what of that ? nicely balanced scales. Why man! you're in the then, should his heart, as a true child of nalure, ? Have external things any claim on our altention, Capitol, whither the Sovereigo people send men to rise from nature up to nature's God!

now? Ah, no. Seated on a gray

miossy slone," make learned specches for the editication of Bun. Spring is the season of flowers, those emblems with a grass ottoman for our feet, we soon become combe, Ah! this is the door of the Library of innocence beauty, remembrances and loves ; lost to the world. We launch out upon the broad With whom would you converse ? Librarian; } they speak a langyage to every heart, which is sea, and after sailing noiselessly along until we bring hither the tangible remains of all the great pure in its teachings, useful in its dictates and reach the sweet isle of Remembrance, we fasten men who have ever lived, and bid them pass before bold in its influence. The flowers arc the children our skiff to the shore, and disembarking, hastein to us. There they go,- Milton, Shakspeare, Chai- of spring ; released froin their close prison house the bower of early Recollections. Once more we ham, Bancroft, Prescott and all the rest, a galaxy by her magic wand they come forth to revel and sit by the firesides of our fathers, and listen to of brilliant stars

rejoice in the genial and cheering influence of her thrilling words uttered by tongues that tremble "Who pour their ride uncensingly along, smiles.

Eloquently told are stories of Revolu. A gathering, swelling, overwhelming throng."

tionary prowess and suffering. Fondly dwells the ese are not all. The manuscripts, paintings MISCELLANY. speaker on the glorious achievements which won and engravings are yet to be seen; besides many

for Colunibia, Liberty, imperishable Liberty ! costly and valuable articles which they have stowed

From the Waverley Magazine.

Now, we seem to be scholars in the dear school In some dark, out-of-the-way corner of the garret,

TWILIGHT.

where the mind received its first training. The old snugly packed in dry goods boxes, and all for the MWILIGHT, gentle, soothing twilight ! for thee rock upon which we used to leap in childish glee ; want of room elsewhere. But the Legislature have 1 I feel an admiration which pen may not and the green lawn where we delighted to skip and at last waked up to the importance of providing a express. Beautiful thought-flowers form in the run like so many larbkins; the interior of the building large enough for displaying to adyantage, parterre of Fancy, a labyrinth which Imagination study-room, with its old fashioned desks, and the the noble tributes which New York has gathered may not be able to penetrate. Yet with louging beloved classmates all in their respective places ; from the expanding fields of Art, Science and Lito eye she gazeth. into every opening, and ascending they appear before us as vividly as they would is erature. More anon,

Contemplation's fair heighi, fondly looks down they had been but things of yesterday,
Albany, June, 1851.

More. The teacher ever to be respected and
Twilight! Reader, art thou pleased with mus- loved, walks in and takes lịjs chair, a beaming smile
For the Rural Repository.
ic? Be glad when twilight coines.

radiating his countenance, and kind words dropping SPRING.

Hark! hearest thou that pure, soft strain floating, like honey from his lips.

floating from the dense foliage of the maple grove ? Ye days and scenes of childhood! we bless you. BY J. D. COLE.

And for the many associations which gather and INTER, sturdy winter, hus at last left ys, and ? Ilush! breezes, hush! I would catch that nuto

the welcome refreshing breeze ushers the arrival again. Ah! it is the evening song of some linger about it, we shall ever regard this, the hour of of Spring

sweet, solitary thrush ; alone on his native tree he Twilight.

trills it, receiving answer in rapturing tones from Twilight! Fit season for devotion! “Retired Animated nature scems to welcomc with warm greetings her approacis, while the vegetable world

the ncighboring woods. How finely, ay! how from every eye,” fær from the moving crowd, we are preparing their loveliest attire to swels the graces the spirit's igre in sympathetic unison? Bcats not venerable tree, and pour, with faith-inspired lan

purely modulated is every sound! Vibrates not may bow upon the verdant turf underneath some of her triumph. Hail; thou loveliest of the seasons ! Thy appear. cst, sublimest chords, are thus awakened ?

the heart with emotion when its chords, its tender. guage, the intensest feelings of our souls, into the ance is welcomed by all. Every plant that grows

ear of our divine Father. Have we been visited by every domestic animal.-every insect that sports birds! ye bobolinks and blyc.birds! ye larks and tortured with mental agonies ? Let us trust in

Şing away, thrush! and, ye robins and yellow- adversity? Do pains of body distress? Are we on the leaf or spray, welco:ne thy return. Thy praises have been sung by all mankind in every will not afilict our ears! Ye will not ruffle our and a Physician there. Is the angel of prosperity

linnets ! prolong this final chorus of the day. Ye Gop, remembering that there is balm in Gilead, agc ;-the poet, the divine, thc essayist und the

tranquil miods! Sing away! 'Ye cause all philosopher have all contributed their need of

ever our companion ? We may now reperently praise.

nature lo rejoice with a silent joy ; and man, im- acknowledge our dependence on the great Cause, But of all mankind there is none so much in mortal work of God, is carried by the lingering and in humility and earnestness of spirit

, thank the

universal Autuor for every manisestation of his terested in the return of Spring, as the fariner. It ccho on Fancy's pinion to heaven's gate of bliss. is to him the return of plcasing labor and increas.

Twilight, charming twilight! Children of na- Sayor, ing grains. He secs in prospect the rewards of

ture, are ye fond of the beautiful? Hand in hand Twilight? Nuy! it is night. The golden tints his toil grccting him.

we will take a stroll to some scene of rural life.- that adorned the western horizon, have faded from

Ilow pleasant to walls beneath the over-spreading view. Sweet Luna looks down from her cerulean I have often thought that the farmer should be branches of the trees; the oak and the maple, the throne, and smiles benevolently upon the world ; the most pious of mankind and the most imbued elm and the beech, preparing their buds for the whilst a thousand stars behold their bright forms with feelings of religious deyotion ; for there is none in so intimate a connexion with these bounties Æolus, thou whoin poets love to celebrate ! breathe, “glad return of May," Zephyr, bland daughter of reflected in the rills and the lakelets.

It is night, Readers! wishing you a good cven. of an overruling and beneficent Providence, which oh! breathe upon our throbbing brows! All day ing, uninterrupted rest, and pleasant dreams, I are strewn broad cast uyer the country with an uusparing hand.

we have been wandering up and down through the leave you to yourselves and to your own silent At every step he takes, he sces proof of a Divin- striyed, we have toiled; but little reward have we crowded thoroughfares of the city. We have reflections.

Isaac COBB. ity-every leaf that shoots forth, cverg bud that gained for our anxiety, other than a seyered brain! bursts its folds, speak plainer than the most cm. phatic words that--God is liere !

Twilight !. thine usually, and especially this RECEIPT FOR POTATO PUDDING. “ Where sense can reach or fancy tove

night, is an hour sacred to quiet influences. It is mae author of the “Widow Bedott" papers, fur. From hill to field, from field to grove,

well. Por we are weary and need rest, rest from nished an article for the Saturday Gazette, from Across the wave, around the sky,

the exciting cares of business; rest from the com. which we extract the followivg mirih-provoking There's not a spot, gor deep oor high

motion and noise of the public mart: and oh! we recipe for a potato pudding. Mrs. Mudlaw, we Where the Creator has not trod,

would no longer witness the bickerings, the strifes, presume, is the cook of Mrs. Philpot, wise of the And left the footsteps of a God."

the wranglings of the contending multitude ! candidate for congress, and Mrs. Darling is the The mineralogist, the chemist, the botanist or Twilight! How appropriate to meditation.- wise of a worthy mechanic, whose vote Col. Phil. physiologist may admire or wonder at the strange Seeking some retired place, where thought may pot is ambitious to obtain. Mrs. Darling calls upon

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