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along on a smooth sea with all sails set ; and hour of liberation came : a purer light seemed this state of prosperity continued for the gradually to penetrate the atmosphere; brown next twenty-four hours. We had made,' says turned to gray, and gray to white, and white to his Lordship, about eighty knots since parting transparent blue, until the lost horizon entirely with the Frenchman, and it was now time to reappeared, except where in one direction an run down west and pick up the land. Luckily, the impenetrable veil of haze still hung suspended sky was pretty clear, and as we sailed on through from the zenith to the sea. Behind that veil I open water, I really began to think our prospects knew must lie Jan Mayen. very brilliant. But about 3 o'clock on the second "A few minutes more, and slowly, silently, in day specks of ice began to flicker here and there a manner you could take no count of, its dusky on the horizon, then large bulks came floating by hem first deepened to a violet tinge, then graduin forms as picturesque as ever-one, I particu ally lifting, displayed a long line of coast-in larly remember, a human hand thrust out of the reality but the roots of Beerenberg-dyed of water with outstretched fore-finger, as if to warn the darkest purple; while, obedient to a com. us against proceeding further until at last the mon impulse, the clouds that wrapped its sum. whole sea became clouded with hummocks, that mit standing in all the magnificence of bis 6870 seemed to gather on our path in magical multi- feet, girdled by a single zone of pearly vapor, plicity.
from underneath whose floating folds seven Up to this time, we had seen nothing of the enormous glaciers rolled down into the sea ! island, yet I knew we must be within a very Nature seemed to have turned scene.shifter. few miles of it; and now, to make things quite so artfully were the phases of this glorious pleasant, there descended upon us a thicker fog spectacle successively developed. than I should have thought the atmosphere Although by reason of our having hit upon capable of sustaining; it seemed to hang in its side instead of its narrow end-the outline solid festoons from the masts and spars. To of Mount Beerenberg appeared to us more like say that you could not see your hand, ceased a sugar-loaf than a spire-broader at the base almost to be figurative ; even the ice was hid- and rounder at the top than I had imagined except those fragments immediately adjacent, in size, color, and effect it far surpassed anything whose ghastly brilliancy the mist itself could I had anticipated. The glaciers were quite an not quite extinguish, as they glimmered unexpected element of beauty. Imagine a round the vessel like a circle of luminous phan- mighty river of as great a volume as the toms. . The perfect stillness of the sea and sky Thames, started down the side of a mountain, added very much to the solemnity of the scene; bursting over every impediment, whirled into a almost every breath of wind had fallen ; scarcely thousand eddies, tumbling and raging from a ripple tinkled against the copper sheathing as ledge to ledge in quivering cataracts of foam, the solitary little schooner glided along at the then suddenly struck rigid by a power so inrate of half a knot or so an hour, and the only staneous in its action, that even the froth and sound we heard was a distant wash of waters; fleeting wreathes of spray have stiffened to the but whether on a great shore, or along a belt of immutability of sculpture. Unless you had seen solid ice, it was impossible to say. At last, it, it would be almost impossible to conceive about four in the morning, I fancied some change the strangeness of the contrast between the was going to take place; the heavy wreathes of actual tranquillity of these silent crystal rivers vapor seemed to be imperceptibly separating, and the violent descending energy impressed and in a few minutes more the solid roof of gray upon their exterior. You must remember, too. suddenly split asunder, and I beheld through all this is upon a scale of such prodigious magthe gap-thousands of feet overhead, as if sus- nitude, that when we succeeded, subsequently. pended in the crystal sky-a cone of illumin. in approaching the spot-where, with a leap like ated snow.
that of Niagara, one of these glaciers plunges • You can imagine my delight. It was really down into the sea—the eye, no longer able to that of an anchorite catching a glimpse of the take in its fluvial character, was content to rest seventh heaven. There at last was the long- in simple astonishment at what then appeared a sought-for mountain actually tumbling down lucent precipice of gray.green ice, rising to the upon our heads. Columbus could not have been height of several hundred feet above the maste of more pleased when, after nigbts of watching, he l the vessel.' saw the first fires of a new hemisphere dance As soon as they had got a little over their first upon the water; nor. indeed, scarcely lesz dis- feelings of astonishment at the panorama thus appointed at their sudden disappearance than I suddenly revealed by the lifting of the fog, Lord was, when, after having gone below to wake Dufferin and his companions began to consider Sigudr, and tell him we had seen bona fide terra what would be the best way of getting to the firma, I found, on returning upon deck, that anchorage on the west side of the island. They the roof of mist had closed again, and shut were still seven or eight miles from the shore, out all trace of the transient vision. At last the and the northern extremity of the island, round
which they would have to pass, lay about five It had become very cold ; so cold indeed, leagues off, bearing west by north, while between that Mr. Wyse--no longer able to keep a clutch them and the land stretched a continuous of the rigging-had a severe tumble from the breadth of floating ice. We need not detail all yard on which he was standing. The wind was the elaborate man@uverings by which they freshening, and the ice was evidently still in worked the vessel among the hummocks; finding motion ; but although very anxious to get back more than once, after making a little progress by again into open water, we thought it would not arduous efforts, that there was no thoroughfare' do to go away without landing, even if it were in the direction chosen, and nothing was left them only for an hour. So having laid the schooner but to return back, and try their fortune through right under the cliff, and putting in the gig our some other passage. They could effect no land-old discarded figure-head, a white ensign, a flaging on the western coast; they put about and staff, and a tin biscuit box, containing a paper tried the eastern, and had no better success. on which I had hastily written the schooner's Worse than this, on attempting to retrace their name, the date of her arrival, and the names of course, they found themselves in danger of be- all those who sailed on board, we pulled ashore. ing ice-locked. The wind having shifted, it A ribbon of beach, not more than fifteen yards was now blowing right down the path along which wide, composed of iron sand, augite, and pyroxthey had picked their way; and in order to re-ene, running along under the basaltic precipice turn, it would be necessary to work the ship to -upwards of a thousand feet high-which serves the windward through a sea as thickly crammed as a kind of plinth to the mountain, was the only with ice as a lady's boudoir is with furniture.' standing room this part of the island afforded.
Moreover,' says the noble navigator, it had With considerable difficulty, and after a good become evident, from the obvious closing of the hour's climb, we succeeded in dragging the open spaces, that some considerable pressure was figure-head we had brought on shore with us, acting upon the outside of the field; but whether up a sloping patch of snow, which lay in a originating in a current or the change of wind, crevice of the cliff, and thence a little higher, to or another field being driven down upon it, I a natural pedestal formed by a broken shaft of could not tell. Be that as it might, out we rock; where, after having tied the tin box round must get, unless we wanted to be cracked like a her neck, and duly planted the white ensign of walnut-shell between the drifting ice and the St. George beside her, we left the superseded solid belt to leeward; so, sending a steady hapddamsel, somewhat grimly smiling across the to the helm--for these unusual phenomena had frozen ocean at her feet, until some Bacchus of begun to make some of my people lose their a bear shall come to relieve the loneliness of my heads a little, no one on board having ever seen wooden Ariadne.' a bit of ice before-I stationed myself in tbe Meeting with nothing of interest they soon bows, while Mr. Wyse [the sailing master] determined to return to the vessel ; • but-so conned the vessel from the square-yard. Then rapidly was the ice drifting down upon the island there began one of the prettiest and most ex- --we found it had already become doubtful citing pieces of nautical maneuvering that can whether we should not have to carry the boat be imagined. Every single soul on board was over the patch which, during the couple of hours summoned upon deck; to all, their several sta- we had spent on shore, had almost cut her off tions and duties were assigned, always excepting from access to the water. If this was the case the cook, who was merely directed to make him with the gig, it was very evident the quicker we self generally useful. As soon as everybody got the schooner out to sea again the better. So was ready, down went the helm, about came the immediately we returned on board, having first ship, and the critical part of the business com fired a gun in token of adieu to the desolate land menced. Of course, in order to wind and twist we should never again set foot on, the ship was the schooner in and out among the devious chan-put about, and our task of working out towards nels left between the hummocks, it was neces- the open water recommenced. It was a difficult sary she should have considerable way on her ; matter to get extricated from the ice ; but after at the same time, so narrow were some of the many hours struggling, the little Foam got passages, and so sharp their turnings, that unless free from it, and went spanking away at the she had been the most bandy vessel in the rate of eight kpots an hour in a direct line for world, she would have had a very narrow squeak Hammerfest-a port which was gained after for it. I never saw anything so beautiful as her eight day's sailing, at the rate of 100 miles a behaviour. Had she been a living creature, she day. could not have dodged, and wound, and doubled The reader who has followed us thus far will with more conscious cunning and dexterity; and know as much of Jan Mayen and its history as it was quite amusing to hear the endearing way is known by anybody who has not visited the in which the people spoke to her, each time the island. As Lord Dufferin himself only knew of nimble creature contrived to elude some more its existence four years before he went in search than usually threatening tongue of ice.
of it, there can be no reason why anybody should
blush for the deficiency of his geographical
BENEFITS OF ADVERSITY. knowledge, should this be the first he may have heard of it. Though one of the curiositics of A smooth sea never made a skilful mariner. the world, Jan Mayen has been so rarely visited, Neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success that few persons, even among arctic mariners, qualify a man for usefulness or happiness. could render any account of it; and the belief has
| The storms of adversity, like the storms of the been current in some quarters that for many ocean, arouse the faculties, excite the invention, years it has been wholly inaccessible. M. prudence, skill, and fortitude of the voyager. Babinet, of the French Institute, made a state- The martyrs and confessors of ancient times, in ment to this effect in the Journal des Débats, bracing their minds to outward calamity, ac, as lately as the 30th of December 1856–he, quired a loftiness of purpose, a moral heroism, apparently, having not then received intelligence
that was worth a life of softness and security. of Lord Dufferin's exploit in the previous summer. It is now, however, an established fact that the island can be reached ; and it is not unlikely that other spirited yachtsmen, emulat- “I will judge his house forever for the iniquity ing his lordship's bold example, will seek a new which he knoweth, because his sons made themselves excitement in making it the object of some of vile, and he restrained them not.” their seafaring excursions.- Chambers' Journal. How shall I rule this child ? How frequent,
how important the question! It was asked of CULTURE OF THE BLACKBERRY.
us not long since, by a mother in utter despair,
and almost as though she thought the discharge The Agriculturist has the following with
of an acknowledged duty an impossibility. Such reference to the Lowton blackberry :
cases are not singular, the complaint is a comAs a market crop, we think this blackberry
mon one, that children cannot be controlled. It would pay well. They are as easily cultivated as
may not be unprofitable to inquire the cause of a corn crop, and need no second planting: Set this difficulty. Parents apparently competent to them six or eight feet apart, and the only care the full discharge of their sacred duties, pious. required is to keep out weeds, and the excess of 1 intelligent, and in other things decided. fail en. plants that continually spring up all over the
tirely in establishing their authority over even ground if not kept cut down. Mulching the
the gentlest natures. ground, that is, covering it over with a layer of
Spoiled children are the plague of society : straw or refuse hay, is useful. It would be well
They are met with everywhere: They are the to work into the soil a good supply of yard man
annoyance of visitors, the constant disturbers of ure before setting out the plants. On poor soil,
the comfort of travellers, but their most to be an occasional top-dressing of manure may be
commisserated victims are their parents. Slaves given. It will be noticed by those skilled in
of their own caprice and accustomed to yield to blackberry culture, that, like the raspberry, fruit
every impulse of passion, they become as restless is only produced upon canes of the previous
and unhappy as they render those around them. summer's growth. The plants can be set in
Is it not a strange fact that parents should autumn or spring, though we much prefer au
blindly ignore these truths, and persevere in a tumn, as they get well rooted, and usually yield
course of conduct productive of so much misery more new canes the following summer than if
and sin, when a simple obedience of the law of not set until spring. The plants bear transplant
God would remedy the evil, and enable them to ing and carriage well. The chief caution to be
rear their little ones as reasonable creatures, observed is, to have the ground ready prepared
sady prepared happy in themselves, and a blessing to others. before opening the plants, and set them at once, w
once; We believe the cause to be either ignorance or without exposure to sun or wind. The same disobedien
disobedience of the law of God. That law reremark applies to raspberries, and, indeed, to cures of the child in
to quires of the child honor and obedience to all other plants. They appear, thus far, to grow
parents ; unquestionably, therefore, it becomes well on almost any soil. Some recommend the duty of the parent to teach them this, and moist loam, or even clay. The best growth and
to require what God requires. It is possible to fruiting we have seen is upon a rocky side hill,
? do this long before they are able to know right though perhaps not better than others on dark
* from wrong. Even a babe that cannot speak muck and peaty soil. We should not hesitate
may be taught by the modulation of the voice, to put them upon any soil, except a very sandy the
the glance of reproof, or the warning frown, one, or one subject to standing water.
that it must obey-and we firmly believe that if
parental authority be established and enforced God scatters love on every side,
before the child has reached the age of two Freely among his children all,
years, very little trouble will in ordinary cases And always hearts are lying wide Wherein some grains may fall.
be afterwards required to sustain it. It is at this Lowell. I tender age the deepest impressions are made,
and it is then also that the greatest means may. Many persons spend so much time in criticisbe used to coerce the will and bend it to the ing and disputing about the Gospel, that they parental command.
have none left for practicing it. As if two sick We are aware that some weak minds oppose!
men should quarrel about the phraseology of such a course on the ground that such coercion their physician's prescription, and forget to take is cruel. This objection is almost too puerile to be met by argument, were it not that so large a class of even sensible persons act as though it were a valid one. Can the Christian believe Keep exact accounts. It is seldom observed. that what God commands is aught but kindest
ght but kindest that he who keeps an exact account of his inand best? Can any one capable of reasoning come
come and expensas, and thereby has constantly from canse to effect doubt that the child taught unde
under his view the course of his domestic affairs, to yield its wishes with respect and cheerful
and cheerint. lets them run to ruin. When any one breaks ness, to the will of his best friends, is happier
is is honnier in Holland, their expression for it is, “Such a than the poor victim of indulgence, whose days, man kept not his accounts well." are passed in that fretful discontent which even in the youngest child, is the certain fruit of un
PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. restrained gratification. Let us look for a mol FLOUR AND MEAL.-The Flour market continues ment at the future life for which childhood dull, but prices are steady. Standard and good brands should be used as the time of preparation. are nominal at $5 a 5 25 per brand, and at $5 a 5 50 What will be the virtues required in a life of
of for small lots for home consumption; extra family and
| fancy lots are held at $5 75 a 6 25. Nothing doing in goodness and integrity such as every parent Rye Flour or Corn Meal; we quote the former at $4 25 may be supposed to desire his child to lead ? | and the latter ai $300 per barrel. We answer without fear of contradiction, obel GRAIN.-There is a light supply of Wheat offering, dience to law, (either human or divine,) and but the demand for it is limited. Last sales of good self.denial. To the man who through long hab- red at $1 15 a $1 20 per bushel, and good waite at it of curbing his will in childhood. in com- 1$ 20 a $1 25 per bushel. Sales of Rye at 75 a 78 c. pliance with the law of right, has acquired the
Corn is suill very dull-sales of old yellow is offered
w at 75 a 76 cts., and dry new at 56 a 58 cts. Oaiscommand of life, the practice of these virtues sales of Southern at 33 c per bushel. will be easy and graceful; 'but to bim who
CLOVERSEED is scarce at 5 25 a 5 50 per 64 lbs. through a course of years has been accustomed Nothing domy in Timothy or Flaxseed. to disregard the commands of bis father and trample upon the authority of his mother, the
/ HESTERFIELD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR discipline of life will be a new and irksome thing. I
ng U YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.-The Winter sesHis upbridled passions will become his soles
e nis solesion of this Institution will commence on the 16th of rulers, and the mother who was too tender of her 11th month 1857, and continue twenty weeks. boy to restrain his will or allow the rod of cor- TERMS—$70 per session, one half payable in advance, rection to chastise his delinquency, will find too the other in the middle of the session. late that she has consigned her darling to the No extra charges. For further information address dominion of task masters, so cruel that their HENRY W. RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burlingdemands shall be satisfied with nothing short of
ton Co., N. J.
10th mo. 3–3 m. his absolute destruction.
It is you fond mother, who now allow that DOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, near the Chellittle laughing curly headed babe that scarcely D tou Hills Station, on the North Pennsylvania Raillisps your name, to set its tiny foot upon your road. authority.-you are the cruel one.-ave, cruel Gayner Heacock will open a school 12th mo. 7th,
and continue 16 weeks, where the usual branches of as the grave. Why, did God give you the au-an
grave. Why, did God give you the auan English education will be taugbt, and every attenthority you possess, to be laid by as useless, tion paid to the health and comtort of the children. while you reverse his divine order and become Terms $40. No extra charges. Books furnished obedient to the whim of your child ? Alas! you at the usual prices. are bringing down upon your offspring the awful Address
JOSEPH HEACOCK, denunciations of Him who never allows his law Jenkintown P. O., Montgomery Co., Penna.
h 9 mo. 26-8 t. to be broken with impunity. If we “ 80w the me wind,” we shall reap the whirlwind, and by and by, your prayers, and tears perhaps of agonized | ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR
L YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to entreaty, will be as lightly disregarded by the
commence the next Session of this Institution on the man as you have suffered your command to be 2d of 11th mo., 1857. Terms : $65 for twenty weeks. by the babe. Beware in time—" correct thy For reference and further particulars, inquire for cirson, and he shall give thee rest, yea, be shall culars of
BENJ. SWAYNE, Principal. give delight unto thy soul.” - Christian Obser. I London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. ver.
serrihew & Thompson, Prs.,Lodge 8t, North side Pepna. Bank.
PIIILADELPHIA, TWELFTH MONTH 19, 1857.
EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS self called in the province of Leinster ; and while
in the Metropolis she wrote as follows. PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
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ous sittings life has been sensibly oppressed ; Communications must be addressed to the Publisher yet a sense of continued mercy has sustained, free of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. and in knowing that we, as a people, still have a
gracious and long-suffering Father to do with, EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. faith in His love is renewed, and the hope of a (Continued from page 611.)
revival amongst us at times consoles. After an interruption of the engagement by a On leaving Dublin the 10th of 5th mo. she heazy cold, which confined her some days, she was accompanied by Susanna Hill, a dear friend writes.
and fellow minister who felt inclined to join her, 6 My late indisposition has impeded the work, and proved not only a kind and affectionate but being in the will of Him who knows what is helper, but a valuable associate in the labor that best, I ought to be content, and I am very ten- | succeeded; respecting which the following acderly cared for, many ways. I attended the count is taken from my dear mother's letters. Monthly Meeting to-day; the first sitting was a “The Monthly Meeting at Carlow on sixth season of some labor, and a visit to the men's day was tolerably attended by such as have not not less trying to body and mind; but these ex- given up the practice, and was a suffering time. ercises feel a part of the allotted burden in this S. Hill exercised her acceptable gift in a short place, where in a spiritual sense small indeed are testimony, and the first sitting closed with supmy portions of pleasant bread.
plication. I was soon attracted to the men's “The labors of the last week have sensibly ex- meeting, and there as well as among my sisters hausted me, yet I got to meeting yesterday, and was relieved by communicating what impressed was mercifully strengthened to clear out in such me, notwithstanding life was low. Friends in a way that I trust much more is not likely to be these parts who are concerned for the cause of called for in this line, while here. I hope I shall truth, and take any sbare in maintaining the dislong gratefully remember the meeting last even- cipline, are greatly to be felt for. ing, one so large and quiet has scarcely been “ There are very few of our name at Athy, but known here; and I think the covering of solem- several solid persons attended the usual week day nity increased to the last. In both instances meeting, which was a solemn season ; yet my gracious help and relief of mind were afforded, mind was not relieved without having one of a to the bowing of my soul in reverent thankful- more public kind appointed for the next mornness, and only for the Monthly Meeting to-mor ing. This may be acknowledged as a very farow, and wishing to see an individual or two vored time. A large number of serious persons lately come home, I believe I might have com- were present from among the Methodists, and fortably left Waterford.”
Evangelical Society; one of their preachers, and She had opportunities with the individuals al- a clergyman with his wife, &c. I trust the preluded to, and was enabled to perform some other cious cause was not injured, while ability was religious service to her additional relief and sat-renewedly given to proclaim the doctrines of the isfaction, besides attending the Monthly Meet- unchangeable gospel, and my mind felt so reing, and returned home the latter end of the 3rd lieved that I could have left the place; but we mo. with feelings of peaceful poverty; which she had reason to be satisfied with that evening's deoften spoke of as a sufficient recompense for any tention. The preacher of the Evangelical Socilabor she might be engaged in.
ety, already mentioned, came to our lodgings, Before leaving home to attend the Yearly with whom I was very unexpectedly led to enter Meeting in Dublin this year, my dear mother upon some points of doctrine held by that sect. obtained the concurrence of her friends for some I do not remember when a conversation of such religious service to which she apprehended her. I sort left me more satisfied, or in the retrospect