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Wilt thou wash my feet, O Lord, with the Cry aloud with joy, 0 ! ye vallies and plains; washing of regeneration, that I may tread the for Christ is your exaltation far above all Heapaths of life before thy face?
vens, even into fellowship and union with the RESPONSE.
Father of all sure mercies. Blessed art thou, Oh! virgin daughter of Je- Behold this is the name alone by which there rusalem ; for thy streets are laid with peace; is salvation; the only name under Heaven by thy walls are surrounded with power; thy gates which ye are saved. are adorned with beauty; thine habitation with This is he who is your unfeigned obedience ; purity; thy temple is adorned with glory within your unspotted righteousness; your accepted and holiness without; and thy priests are estab- peace offering; your lamb of innocence ; your lished forevermore.
sprinkling of purity; your baptism of holiness; Thy King, Oh! Zion, is the mighty Lord of and your full perfection. hosts; the God of all glorious majesty; the He is your spouse, in relation to whom ye cry prince of peace; the strength of Jacob; the Abba, Father; your everlasting comfort and hope of Israel; the help of the distressed; the eternal glory. comfort of the comfortless; the strength of the Give ear, oh! ye living temples of the holy weak; the husband to the widow; the father to spirit, and sing praises to the God of life, in his the fatherless; the feeder of the hungry; the holy fountain forevermore. Hallelujah. clother of the naked; the purifier of the un
[To be continued.] clean ; the washer of the filthy; the healer of the sick; the raiser of the dead; the judge of all the world; and the everlasting life.
We offer our young readers the following: How canst thou therefore fall, o virgin daugh- creditable specimen of juvenile production, be.. ter of Zion? or how should thy walls be raised, Ling one of three essays written by the
di ing one of three essays written by the female which are founded upon the Rock of truth, on the pillars of eternal power.
pupils of Springdale Boarding School, Loudon Truth bears the keys of the kingdom, and a County, Va. The others will appear in future lie cannot enter therein ; for a lie bears the im- numbers.-ED. age of darkness; it is near akin to ignorance,
“MISSION OF THE DEWDROP. . blindness, folly, superstition, madness and idol.) atry.
.--.*. Think not, because it appears insignificant, Watch, oh! ye disciples of the Lord God, when compared with the waters of the mighty lest ye be found sleeping when your Lord com- ocean, that the dewdrop is of little value, for of eth, and be thereby unfitted to enter into his such as this is the ocean formed. Though so rest and glory.
small, it still has its mission to perform. The ripWatch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation pling fountain and the babbling brook, the calm of self-confidence, and lie on the beds of self- still lake, and the rolling ocean have not a more security, and the fire come and devour you up. important office to fulfil.
Know you not, that those who are sleeping in When all day long the sun's scorching rays transgressions, are thereby unfitted to be fed descend to the earth, giving strength and vigor with the bread of comfort ? because it is as a to the mighty oak, and more thriving plants, it dream in the night, which passeth away without proves too great for the tender violet and the regard.
fragile buttercups that bloom on the green hill Know you not that whilst you are carnally side, and they pine, wither, and droop their litminded, ye judge according to the things of the tle heads beneath his burning rays. flesh ? but when ye are renewed in spirit, ye i Night, with her glorious canopy studded with judge all things as they are in righteousness | myriads of stars, gently spreads her mantle over and knowledge, yea, through his love who raised the earth; and then comes the little dew-drop, you up, you shall judge angels.
acting upon the dying plants like a ray of hope Bow down, oh! ye mountains of the earth, to the fainting heart, or a cup of cold water to before the majesty of the glory of our God, in the fevered lips. the name of Jesus; for it is a name of humili. It penetrates their every pore, reviving and ty, of perfect and unspotted humility; and he giving them new life and strength, and they will be your exaltation, through the riches of grow fresh in beauty, and give forth sweet odors his love, before the throne.
upon the balmy air, as if to glorify Him by whose O stay no longer among the swine of this Almighty Hand they were brought into exist. world, feeding on earthly pleasures, ye prodigal ence, and by whose beneficence was created sons; but leave off the husks of carnal formali. the dew-drop to act as a life-restorer to their ty, of men's invention, by the wisdom of this drooping forms. When we reflect how insigni. world, and return unto your father's house, that cant is its mission when compared with that you may be fed with the bread of life to your destined for man, and yet with what never failing everlasting reconciliation.
diligence it attends to that mission, should we
not feel rebuked for our unfaithfulness, and entertaining this view we would seek to emulate deavor to turn from our erring course to one the good, though it be found under a coarse exwhich would fit us for a high and holy station in terior, and pity the evil, though it be clothed in the realms of endless bliss ?
the finest garb and dwell in luxury. We would As it sparkles in the rays of the morning never become obsequious in the wrong place. sun, even the little dew-drop, folded in the bosom of the frail flowerets, unnoticed or unseen,
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EXTRACTS OF LETTERS FROM A YOUNG PENN· It comes and goes, performing steadily the SYLVANIAN NOW PRACTISING DENTISTRY mission assigned it, without a murmur, without
IN GERMANY. a sigh, never aspiring to a higher office than the
NO. 1. humble one for which God ordained it. How vastly different is the life of poor, weak,
BERLIN, Fifth mo. 23d, 1855. dependant man! When he comes into the world Dear J.-When I last wrote, I told you I he is innocent; but as he grows older he becomes would write again from Bremen, but as my stay ambitious, and aspires to some high office wholly | there was very beief I could not do so. My beyond his reach. Instead of becoming more / friend, Mr. Crosswell, whom I mentioned in my wise, his weaknesses become more manifest. last, has gone on to St. Petersburg, and I sent They seem to i grow with his growth, and my letter of introduction to the American Constrengthen with his strength.” Instead of seek- sul by him, and enclosed a note to the Consul ing those heavenly treasures which time cannot with it, requesting him to give me his opinion take away or injure, but which brighten to all in regard to that place. I called upon the Ruseternity, he becomes dissatisfied with the hum-sian Minister here, and had quite a pleasant talk ble station assigned him.
with him.* He is allured on by the sparkling brightness I have conferred with Drs. Dumaunt and of wealth and fame, endeavoring to obtain from
| Abbott, of this place, and they think Frankfort business only earthly treasures; and from his an excellent place. . fellow-men praises which are as transient as the First, it is quite a large city, and the central fleeting clouds of summer.
l point of a great amount of trade in Europe. It As the clear sky and bright sun giving promise is also in close proximity with several very imof a fair day, are often followed by a stormy even- portant watering places. As there is no Amering, so in youth, the hopes of fame and fortune, /ican dentist in that place, I think I shall pay it which allure us, are often dissipated by adverse a visit, and see what prospect there will be circumstances in after life. As the bubbles there. burst, so are our hopes blasted.
1 I have had quite a pleasant time in Berlin. Beautiful, indeed, are these watery jewels, There are a number of Americans staying here, when, hanging to spears of grass, and flowers, and at the same hotel as myself, and they form quite sparkling in the sun, they exhibit the rainbow an agreeable society. I have visited most of tints. “ He who weighs out the waters as with a the places of interest here, which has occupied balance," distributes the dews with a frugal about all my time. There is a great deal to inhand only on the vegetable kingdom, and though terest the stranger in and about Berlin. In the equally exposed, he withholds it from the sur old museum there is quite a large gallery conface of the billowy deep, and the dry sảnds, so taining some of the oldest paintings. The galthat in the strict economy of nature, nothing lery is one of the finest in Europe, although it may be squandered or lost.
is said to be inferior to those of Dresden and Munich. Among the statuary are the original
statues of Venus and Apollo; and a bronze statue HONOR THE GOOD.
of a boy praying, taken from the bed of the river The true basis of distinction among men is
Tiber, and purchased for the sum of 40,000 not in position nor possession--it is not in the
thalers, 30,000 dollars. The new museum circumstance of life, but in the conduct.
contains the finest Egyptain curiosities in the It matters not how enviable a position a man
world. There is much to interest the curiosity occupies, nor how much wealth he has in store,
loving, and much also to occupy the pleasure if there be defects in his behaviour he is not en
seeking community. titled to that consideration and respect due to
Every day there are military parades, and it one who is his superior in a moral point of view,
is not at all uncommon to see a company of two
'l or three thousand soldiers parading the streets. though he possess neither riches nor honor. It is not that which gives us place, but con
At one of their late reviews of artillery, over a duct which makes the solid distinction. We
| hundred cannon were brought into use, each should think no man above us but for his vir- Considerations respecting going into business and tues, and none below us but for his vices. En-settling.
drawn by eight horses. About every other man manner as to be easily seen; those referring to you meet in the streets has some military badge the same object are side by side, and there are upon him. In fact, this seems to be the only constantly in the room several officers ready to idea of ambition among the Berlin people; every open the cases to persons desirous of closer exthing else is sacrificed to that one feeling. I amination. Great care is taken that no model have really become tired looking at soldiers. be injured by unskilful handling, while, at the Instead of seeing men and horses engaged in the same time every reasonable facility for research various industrial pursuits, you will see women, is courteously afforded. The arrangements of dogs and boys dragging little carts around the this room or museum are in all things unexcepstreets, containing produce for the consumption tionable, and it is by far the first of its kind in of the citizens. Manufacturing is at a very low the world, and of all museums it certainly is the ebb indeed, and is principally confined to small most interesting, and of the greatest benefit to matters, and done in a small way. There is a the human race. porcelain factory here, but the ware produced is The fate of the rejected models is very different; a very inferior quality. There is also an iron they are condemned to the cellars of the building,
foundry near the city, where a great many stat- where they form a museum also, but their ar' ues, busts, and other ornaments are cast and fin- rangement is such that a visitor would suppose ished with a great deal of neatness. Withal, them to have been tossed there by a centrifugal Berlin is a beautiful city, but like a great many thrashing machine. Some are huddled on shelves, other beautiful things, not worth much. others jammed into ten foot boxes, hundreds
27th. I dined to-day with Dr. D., in company are strewed over the floors of the passages and with some of his friends, and have just returned on the stairs, where they are daily trampled from a ride with him and his lady. They are upon; there is certainly little respect paid these both very agreeable, and have been very kind unfortunate candidates. It would be, however, to me. Madame D. is a French lady, and a great mistake to conclude from this unceremospeaks about as much English as I do French, nious treatment they are of no value; far from and when we get to mixing up the languages, it; if carefully arranged, they would form a A. and B. have their own sport over us.
collection even more interesting and useful than Notwithstanding I find very agreeable compa- the first, for among the patented models are ny here, still I often look yearningly towards many of crude, though original devices, while my native home, and think how fine it would be on the other hand, among the rejected are many to stop in and spend a social evening with a few complete, well finished machines, which, altreasured friends in Philadelphia or Norristown. though rejected for want of novelty in the main
I shall leave to-morrow morning by way of object, are still far superior in details and proHamburg, although it is something of a round. portions to many of the accepted. There also Still I feel anxious to see an American dentist would be found thousands of absurd attempts who is located there. I hope to hear from you at impossibilities, which would serve to dissoon. Believe me truly and affectionately F. c. suade from the same or similar experiments
others hopelessly pursuing the same idea. To
understand fully the importance of the collection THE UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
in this respect, it is necessary to know that The Patent Office at Washington occupies a nearly one half of the inventions hatched every whole square, three sides of which are formed year have already more than once been conby the main building and the two wings, the demned to the cellars. fourth side being open. At the present time. As soon as a patent is granted the specificaone of the wings is not entirely completed, and tion is copied on a large folio, and the name of part of the rest is used for the office of the Sec- the inventer is entered on the index ; the folios retary of the Interior, and for a very interesting are bound uniformly, dated on the back, and museum which has no sort of relation to pat- kept in a room open to the public. In the room ents. This museum will soon be removed to adjoining are the drawings, classified in large the Smithsonian, and the rooms used by the portfolios, according to their subjects, so that other offices, will, at no distant time, be needed when a person wishes to know what has been for the increasing number of models. Every patented in any particular branch, the first step application for a patent has to be accompanied is to obtain the drawings on the subject, then by a working model less than a cubic foot in from their dates find the corresponding specificasize, and in every case the model remains at tions. When he has made a list of the patthe office, so that there are two classes of mod- entee's names, he will inquire for the models in els—those of patented and those of rejected in the model rooms. If the number and the names ventions. For those of the first class, a fine of the models correspond to the number and the room, two stories high, running the whole length names of the drawings, he may be tolerably of the eastern wing, has been appropriated. The sure of having seen all he required. The spemodels are placed in large show cases in such a cifications themselves are kept in another room, to which the general public have no access. By GAIL BORDEN'S CONCENTRATED MILK. one of the rules of the Patent-Office, persons The preservation of various articles of food so may inspect the drawings and specifications, and that they can be transported from places in even write a memoranda on the subject, but are which tbey are cheap, and sold where they are forbidden making any copies, as the office claims dear, or can be used on distant voyages and the privilege of furnishing them, charging so journeys, has long engaged the attention of scimuch for the drawings, and so much a line for entific as well as practical men. Unfortunately specifications.--New York Tribune.
most articles of food are exceedingly complex in composition, and their elements are held to
gether by very loose affinities : the very properNATURE'S TEMPLE.
ties that render them nutritious and digestible, By Anna L. SNELLING.
are those which render them prone to change An Indian warrior being urged to enter the splendid Catholic
and decay. In order that putrefaction should Cathedral at St. Louis, and witness the services there, made the take place, the presence of moisture, of oxygen following reply, "Sir, this splendid green earth, and these waving trees are my church, and yonder,” pointing to the clear blue sky
gas, and of a temperature above the freezing beyond, "that is my preacher."
point of water is necessary; and most of the OH, allure me not to the gilded tower,
methods of preserving food, essentially unalThe mouldering trophy of man's vain power : tered, for any length of time, are founded upon I would bend my knee on the verdant sod,
the exclusion of one or the other of these conAnd 'neath the blue firmanent, worship God!
ditions. The preservation of food, by exposing What are your temples of wood and stone ? it to a low temperature is constantly acted on, Do they tell us more of the “Great Unknown," but is of very limited application; the exclusion Than the starry sky, or the mighty sea,
of atmospheric air by inclosing the articles to Those emblems of vast eternity ?
be preserved, under certain precautions, in airYou tell me, too, of the eloquence rare,
tight cans, has now came into very general use. Which inspired mortals are breathing there
Of the third method, that of depriving them of But they speak not to me like the lightning flash,
a portion or the whole of their moisture, we have Or the cloud-capped rocks where the torrents dash.
daily experience in the drying of fruits, of I would listen to Nature's voice alone :
vegetables, &c. Salting meat is an indirect It speaks to the heart in a low, deep tone ;
method of depriving it of water; and salt owes Calming the soul that too long bas striven With worldly woe, and would soar to heaven.
its efficacy as an antiseptic largely to the fact,
that it abstracts water from organic compounds, How can your image, to which ye pray,
thus rendering them firmer and denser. The Hear your petitions, or guide your way?
drying method has, in certain bulky articles, Stay the storms of fate, or, at your command, Open the gates to the “ spirit-land ?"
containing a large percentage of water, great
advantages over others, since it not only preThose pictures-ye call them works of art,-.
vents decomposition, but renders the articles Do they heal the wounds of the broken heart? They are senseless and cold ; look round and see
themselves more portable; the great difficulty in How the wild green forest reproaches ye !
the way is, that the application of the heat ne
cessary to evaporate the superfluous moisture, When the morning here, in its robes of light,
commonly alters the flavor of the substance to be Disperses the shadows and mists of night, From trees and thickets ascend on high
preserved, and thus destroys a valuable and neOne burst of untutored harmony;
cessary property. Woods, rocks, and mountains echo the strain;
In preparing his “Concentrated Milk," G. Flowers lift their heads from the dewy plain :
Borden, by perseverance and ingenuity, has Each animate thing, then, obeys the call,
completely overcome the difficulty in his way. And worsbips the Spirit that made them all. The milk is cooled immediately after being Then the heart is glad- all around us prove
drawn from the cow, by means of cold water, The assurance given that “God is Love;"
which retards the change which commences to And when thunders roll, and the storm is near, take place in that fluid when exposed to the atThen the guilty and wicked quake and fear; mosphere; within the hour the milk is removed For it tells them, he too is a “God of Wrath;” to the works, where it is rapidly heated to a To beware how they wander from that true path temperature of 170° to 190°°F., (this has been He has pointed out for their steps to tread,
found necessary to its better working in the And which leads to joy, e'en when life has fled.
vacuum pan. The next step is to place the Go, kneel at your pictured and golden shrine
milk in a vacuum reservoir connected with a God made the green earth where I tread, for mine!
vacuum pan or boiler, from which the air is exLet your organ peal--but the lark must sing, To assist my worship of Nature's King.
cluded by the constant action of air pumps, by
which means the superfluous water is rapidly Not to an image of wood I bendTo a greater Power must my prayer ascend;
expelled under a temperature below 130° F. When Not seen, but felt, loved, reverenced, feared ; a proper degree of concentration is arrived at, To whom the whole world as an altar is reared. ascertained without exposing the boiling fluid to the atmosphere, the pan is cooled by turning though some are destructive to our cherries and cold water into the pipes, which a moment before other fruits, the numbers of such are small, and conveyed heat for evaporation. By this means these propensities are to be offset by numerous the milk is removed smoothly from the pan and valuable services which no other agencies without adhering to its sides or coating them. can perform. It is then placed in proper vessels and is ready The following descriptions may throw light for use.
upon the treatment these birds have a right to In the process of evaporation the quantity of claim at our hands : milk is reduced 75 or 80 per cent. ; thus con- The Baltimore Oriole, a beautiful and wellcentrated, it forms a thick Auid of the consis known bird, called sometimes Gold-robin, Hangtency of paste, but without its viscidity; it bird, etc. It feeds chiefly on insects, and its readily mixes with hot or cold water, forming, services are of great value. They visit our when the proper quantity is added, a fluid, hav- gardens for grubs only, and thus protect our ing all the properties of pure, sweet, freshly- pea vines and other plants from a destructive boiled milk. When left to stand, the cream enemy. rises to the surface, partly in the form of agglu- The Red-winged Blackbird often arrives at tinated butter. Scientific examinations will soon the North ere the snow has disappeared. It ascertain what changes, if any, the milk under- feeds on grubs, worms and caterpillars, without goes, from the time it is drawn from the cow to inflicting any injury upon the farmer. Hence its being offered for sale. Certainly its appear it does him a very important service. ance, flavor and nutritious properties seem to The Cow Blackbird is less numerous than the have undergone no deterioration. When kept species just described. They follow our cattle, in ice it will remain some weeks without under and catch and devour the insects that molest going change; exposed to hot or damp weather, them. From this fact they derive their name. it is not warranted to kcep but little longer than The Rice-Bunting, or Bob-o-link, is constantother fresh milk; but when placed in hermeti- ly employed in catching grasshoppers, spiders, cally-sealed cans, it will remain unaltered for crickets, etc., and thus does good service. It months, or probably years.
is, however, said to do some injury to grain, The advantages to be derived from a prepara- | especially at the South, and particularly when tion from which we can, at any moment, by the they collect their young in focks, preparatory mere addition of a little water, reproduce the to a flight toward their winter quarters. pure, rich milk, differing from fresh cow's milk | The Crow Blackbird is one of our early vis. only by the flavor of boiled milk which it pos- itors. While it devours immense numbers of sesses, are obvious. To travellers upon sea and grubs, etc., it is also clearly proved that it pulls land it is invaluable. If poor Kane had had a up the corn. Southern farmers attempt to disufficient supply, neither he por his crew would minish the amount of such depredations, by have suffered so terribly from the ravages of soaking their corn in Glauber's salts, making it the scurvy; and even in domestic economy the unpalateable to the birds. convenience of obtaining sweet milk at any mo- The American Crow devours everything eatment can be readily appreciated.
able, without much apparent choice, whether Obtaining fresh milk from a distance from fruits, seeds, vegetables, reptiles, insects, dead the city, and the cost of transportation being animals, &c. lessened by the diminished bulk, G. Borden The Cedar-bird gathers caterpillars, worms, offers this new article of milk at a rate that will etc., which it devours with an insatiable appebring it into general household use.
tite. Our cherries and other fruits are not
spared, but are devoured, in their season, as BIRDS : THEIR UTILITY.
rapidly as are the canker-worms, and other eneWe do not always know our best friends. mies of the trees, in their season. But whatBut experience sometimes teaches us, working ever injury they may thus inflict seems irremeout for us conclusions very unlike those we diable, as their numbers can scarcely be diminhad previously entertained. In the history of ished by any agency in our control. birds, similar examples are not wanting. All The King-bird lives wholly on insects and writer of note says: “ After some States had worms, without any mischievous propensity, unpaid threepence a dozen for the destruction of less it be occasionally to devour honey-bees. blackbirds, the consequence was a total logs, in That he has a taste for such food is pretty well the year 1749, of all the grass and grain, by established, though some deny it. They attack means of insects, whicb had flourished under the drones, only. -Ed. Tel.] the protection of that law.” Another orno | The Cat-bird is constantly employed in dethologist, Wilson, computes that each red-vouring wasps, worms, etc., but does not always winged black bird devours, on an average, fifty spare our fruits. They devour of the latter, grubs daily during the summer season. Most however, much less than would the insects they birds live entirely on worms and insects, and destroy.