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f y o h , 1 .] “ QUID VERUM ATQUB D E ^ H S , CURO E t kOGO.’* V K IN C E R H O O K , N . Y. t l i U f e S 0 A y , A P R IL IS, 1 826. ■ V .;.- ■ PUBLISHED W EEKLY. * P. VAN S c I a ACK, Jun. ExUlopand P ropr ieior: T. S. RANNEY,- Prini&r. *** W R M S O F T H E H E R A L D . ' ^ H E Herald will be issued from the office MX two dollars per annuni, pay Able half yearly. Papers will .tat be discontinued until all ai*- Jearages shall have been paid, except at the ’discretion of the editor. Advertisem e n ts inserted upon the psualterm s, ,-and those which are sent without orders, will •be inserted u n til forbid. ttj’ Letters to the editor must he post paid. Of Pamphlets, Handbills, Cards, Justices’ ’’«a£nd Aitomies’ Blanks, &c, &c. executed in g-ood at the shortest notice. KliNTDERHOOIC B o O K - ^ T O R E . • / J i H E proprietor of the Herald, ’ havin JL opened a Boo/c and Stationary Store.^ i: jthe room adjoining the Pr> ting-Office, in the village o f Kinderhook, offers for sale the follow- “ing among other books, which will be disposed « f on the most reasonable term s: Historical, Poetical, &c. ^Rolljn’s An’t History, Dryden’s Virgil, Homer’s Iliad, Young’s N't'Thoughts Cowper’s Poeips Campbell’s Poems Milton s Works liacon,or Many Things Thompson’s Seasons , in Few Words, [Pope's Essay on Man goldsm ith’s Works, [W atts on the Mind Josephus’s Works, T a ley’s Works, Byron’s Works, 'Chesterfield’s Letters, Burn’s Works, ‘Pope’s Works,. Beauties of Sliakes- American Revolutioji, Reid on the Mind, * Beauties of Watts, l^fe of .Washington, Life of Wallace, Phillips’s Speeches, •porting Anecdotes, History of the Pirates, Dictionary o f Wonders, ^ a n of Feeling,'' Domestic Cookery^ JkTusica’^acra, or Has­ tings’s Psalm Hymn tunes, rSpeeches o f the diHer- ent Governors to the L e g islatu r e s ^ f the State of New-Yofk, (just published,) . Bunyan’s Pilgrim’sPro- gress, Spectator, Shakespeare’s Works, Domestic Encyclopedia Lockfe Baeon I Goldsmith’s Romo Cook’s Voyages Edward’s West Indies Mexican Revolution Practical Navigator. Bournes’Ch. History, Columbia and Greene County Preacher, Jay’s Prayers, Common Prayer, Fam ily Bibles, Sm a ll Bibles, Pocket Testaments, D u tch Church Psalm s and Hymns. Plea for Religion Glad tidings Edwards on the Affec- Kinmy on Prophecies Scott’s Theological Works Newton’s Works Paley’s Evidence* Rise and Progress Christian's Perfections Works of Fiction. Man o f Feeling Knickerbockers New- York >Crus3ders Madeline, a Tale Foresters Sir Andrew Wylie John Bull in America Pilot, M y Uncle Thomas T h e Rebluse Juliana Oakley St. Ursula’s Convent Scottish Chiefs Romance of the Forest F ^ a l e Quixotism Tonewante Peep at the Pilgrims' in 1636 Connecticut 40 years NationalH'aies Marriage Tales o f the Genii The adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves Rasselas Charlotte Temple Arabian Nights Humbrist. School and Classical Books. Blair’s Lectures, in full Rennet’s Book-keeping and abridged Ainsworth's Latin Dic- Blair’s Philosophy Tytler’s History Tike’s Arithmetic, full and abridged D a b o ll’s A r ithm etic, Playfair’s Euclid Day’s Algebra Flint’s Surveying -Conversations on Che- Sh^evilii Lexicon mistry j Graeca Minora Hedges’ Logic Greek Testament .Murray’s Grammar, injGreek Grammar Ainsworth's Latin tionary Virgil Delphini Horace, Cicero, Ctesar Sallust, do. Cicero de Oratore Viri Romte Historia Sacra Adams's lat. grammar ilii Lexicon fuUand abridged Murray’s Reader Murray’s Sequel M o rse’s G eography & ' Woodbridge’a Geogra- ' phy with. Atlas 4 Jiimming ’8 and Wil* .lott’sr do. Webster’s spelling-bk. Bentley’s do. Burhan’s do. B e n tley’s Instructor Walker’s Pocket Die- ture or American Builder’s Companion Stationary, <^c. \ 'B L A N K B O O R S o f various kinds, ruled and i .'i^rawlng paper, letter paper, fools-cap do., rea- made ink and ink, powder, Holland quills, T’^&nuinon do.; ink-stands, wafers, sealing-wax, pencils,encils, slates and slate pencils, India I p . ^ »er,s] o f b o o k s . Kinderhpok^2dJan. 1826. ‘y r Y virtue o f an execution to m e dblivered. 1 X w shall expose for sale at, public vendue for i^-cash, on Saturday the 1st day of April next, at the house o f John Lewis in the village of Kin- |lerhook, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon of that .day, all the righti interest and title o f Peter Ye- jroloWyn, in and to the following piece or parcel o f land, situate lying and being in the town o f Kinderhook and bounded as follows, ▼i*:. Northerly by land o f James Vosburgh, eas­ terly by land o f Henry P. Mesick,* westerly by and of Matthew V « ||prgh and southerly by Klinekill road; togethir trith IR b privileges and .-appurtenances to the said premises belonging or aame plae* and bOur above mentioned. Kinderhook, ‘28th March, 182d. T B B n c n r s v a m , . [From tiie Conn. Mirror.] DEATH OF AN INFANT- Death found strange beauty on that cherub brow, dash’d it out. There was a tint of rose *On cheek and lip;—ho touch’d the veins with ice And the rose faded. Forth frdm those blue eyes There beam'd a wishful tenderness, a doubt Whether to grieve or sleep, which innocence *’one may wear.—With ruthless haste he bound The silken fringes o f these curtaining lids Forever. There had been a murmnring sound With which the babe would claim its mothers ear; Charming her even to tears. Tho.Spoiler set H is seal o f silence. But there beam ’d a smile So fix’d and holy from that marble brow. Death gaz’d and left it there: h<^ar’d not steal The signet ring of Heaven. ^ H. R E M A R K S O N T f e B I B L E . Tho gtyjG oftho Old Testament is essen- ’ nully vrientni. It has more o f d etail, and, occnsiooally more sim p licity, indeed, than what Ts generjsHy attributed to the Eastern writers, but, otherwise, it is ample, sono­ rous, picturesque, and awful; glittering With innumerable simjlles, and enlisting into ris service every plant of the earth and wind of Heaven, the mountains and their offspring, the ocean and its brood, the le- viuthan, tho mammoth, the fox, the wolf, :;n J the lion, tho cedar of Libanus and the pictured palm, the rose, the lily, tho ruby, the beryl and the amethyst, the soaring eagle and the home-returning dove ; in a word every thing which the wonderful pro­ digality of nature offered was accented without hesitation, and used without stint, for the purpose of enriching the marvel­ lous history of Mart. There was nothing ascetic in the dispositions of the writers, and there is, consequently,no niggardliness or poverty in their verse. Every thing is full, even to redundancy, as is becoming a subject so replete with wonder. The facts have no appearance of having been pared down to suit the limit which the historian has imposed upon himself, A grand inci­ dent is not heightened to show where the autbc r has thought proper to task his pow­ ers to the utmost. But ail is as though certain events were related w ithout any view to their individual insignificance or importance, but only so as that “ the tri/tb and the w'hole truth” might he .set down, without either exaggeration, or curtail­ ment, for the use and benefit of after a- ges. The .different events of the Bible pass by us like a succession of distinct panora­ mas., Its figmres and metaphors (if they have occasionally a little sameness) are almost always spark ling and beautiful j and its words are like those of an oracle. It is •as though we listened to the music of a pleasant river—or tho voice of the mighty ocean on the sounding shore—to a tem­ pest in its anger—or a mother lamenting for her child. Its stories of remorse and exile, its pictures o f Eastern manners, its c-odars and cypresses, its burning sands, its stately palaces, ceiled with the fir-tree, and overlaid with amethysts and gold, its courts and armies, its pastoral tents and fountains of water in the wilderness can never be forgotten. There is a \pomp in its diction which never loses its impor­ tance, a freshness and beauty in its images from which we never turn aside. Its nanjes o v e n (read in our childhood) carry with them a vague grandeur into our Im- aginations, and become invested with a patriarchal dignity, or with a state and princely splendour which nothing o f later times produces. We remember when our ears first thrilled w ith admiration before these things, and our spirit bow e d down within us. The old enchantment still pre­ vails, and all is as awful and as fine as e v e r. T h e r e are still glim p ses in our m em o ry o f Nimrod, ‘the mighty hunter’—and tho star-soaring towers o f Babel— the desolate H a gar— the true and g e n tle R u th —^Egyp­ tian Pharaoh and his host— the stern law­ giver Moses—Nebuchadnezzar the Baby­ lonian prince, struck prone for his impiety —Joshua, who checked the sun and moon in their course,in t h e ' valley of Ajalon’— Daniel, who alone could read the awful writing on the wall — Jonathan the son o f Saul, (over whom David so sweetly lamen­ ted—the terrible witch of Endor, who saw “ G o d s ascending out c f the e a r tE * ~ th e glittering visions of Ezekiel—thcifcpic grandeur ofisaiah-r-tbe sadness of Jere- miah—-the wisdom of Solomon—and Job, tempered in the winter of adversity, who “ died old and full ©rdays,” perhaps the sublimest o f them all. ^ ^ We are so accustomed to hear the words of the Bible read in our churches, that we are apt to pass by or rate at nothing the in­ comparable isplendour ©fits diction. But of all books in alblanguages— ** Tfi® ancient Hebrew dad with mysteries; The learned Greek rich in fit epithets, B leit a« the lovely marriage o f pure words; The Chalde# wise j the Arabian physical y The Roman eloquent, and Tuscan grave, The braving Spanish, and tho smooth tongued French , it 1$ the first in point o f sublimity, and equal, perhaps, to any otjjcr for pictures of tenderness, for pastoral simplicity, and deep and passionate human interest. It is the history of a world (of our own world)— its morning, its meridian, its many changes, and its dark decline. The countless mul­ titudes of antiquity , pass before our eyes, the heroes, and tyrants, and martyrs of old time, their enormous wealth, their glitter­ ing* palaces, and mighty cities. We hear the tumult of their armies and the fame of their kings proclaimed, Assyrian, and P er­ sian, Babylonian, Egyptian, andM ede: and all is Suddenly swept away;—and another king or conqueror com es, and another ar­ my, more num erous than the last—and that too, perishes before our eyes;—and ano­ ther rises up, — and then another ! And all these m en were our fathers^ whose virtues and Yice3 are recorded in blazing letters, an d w h o s e p u n ish m e n t or rew a rd is m a d e known to the utterm o st regions o f the earth for the benefit and guidance of ms , their sons. Were it but the ruin of a history, it wotdd be venerable ; were it a fiction only, it would be a grand one. But it is com­ plete and tru e ; it is full of general as well as individual interest; it is replete with sim­ ple and manly narration, with passionate appeals, and overwhelming eloquence. It is addressed to ourselves; it is connected with us and our well doing; it gives us a story of the past, and a lesson for the fu­ ture. There is nothing in Homer which can mate with the soaring spirit of its po­ etry; there is nothing in Virgil which can equal the gentle pathos of its strains: Dante is less awful, and Ariosto less Wild. Even Milton, who has t%)ped the sublimity of all other writers, and Shakespeare, who has surpassed the united world in prodigal­ ity of imagery and variety of thought, must yield to the infinite grandeur and beauty which is impressed upon the prophetic or­ acles of the Hebrew writings’, or scattered almost at random over its many stories. If there be something awful in the de­ nunciations of «he prophets, something so terrible and imposing that ordinary faith and human reason must have shrunk and staggered beneath their awful anathemas; there is perhaps as true and assuredly as rare a grandeur in the simple characters of the apostles. These men, chosen from the poorest classe.s of a despised people, to in­ terpret the doctrines of Jestjs Chri^, and spread his name abroad over land and seas, became from the purity of their lives and their fearless devotion, respected eyen in the eyes o f infidels and scoffers. #^rhey seomto^have taken their stand round their Master, (as tho angelic virtues may be sup­ posed to linger round the throne of the De­ ity from whom they eihanald,) true ser­ vants, whom neither contemptpould weak­ en nor persecution dismay, Tjtey followed him till he suffered, with undeviating pa­ tience and exemplary attachment, all (e.x- cept ojie) untempted and failhffll. And when ‘The son of Man’ diej upon the cross, and the Heavens darkened at the darker actions of men, and the veil of the temple was rent asunder, and the oracles of the prophets accompIi.shed; these hum­ ble followers of an aspiring cause still sub­ mitted to endure pain, and insult, and beg­ gary, for its sake. They e.Kpatriafed theirt- selves, ar^J went amidst distant plains and deserts, armejl only with the lessons which they bail heard, and provided only in the pity of men. They forsook the comforts of their homes, and vanquished the com­ mon feelings of their nature ; and, abandon­ ing themselves to the Providence'which they believed to protect them, preached the words of their master unto hostile na­ tions. They were beyond the heroes of history or fable ; for they w e r e beyond the ordinary impulse which stimulates men fo great actions. No garlands oHaurel a- waited them , no crowns o f g o ld, no. thanks, o f senates, no shouts o f m u ltitudes : but only peril, and disgrace, and poverty, de­ sertion and sickness, and scorn. They looked forward to no reward, but ward of their own approving hearts. They were unschooled in the lessons of fame.— They had no long line of illustrious fathers to emulate or surpass : but they rose from the humblest level of the community, peasants, fishers, mechanics, and artisans, andsoarjed into a high and stainless im- l^rtality by dint of faith and self-devotion Ipne. They practised as well as preach­ ed Theytvere untouched by pride, and un-degraded by meanness. In a word, they were the truest martyrs, the most per­ fect servants that ever the story of the world presented, ‘ lovely in their lives,’ b e ­ yond all who have gone before or after, and consummating their .characters in death!— » TOM TO-MORROW. .. Every town and village has its eccentric genius-—and a fat, greasy, jack-of-all-tradcs sort o f a fellow; hy the surnnmaof Kersey,, but who passed altogether by the trite ap­ pellation of Tom To-morrow, psed to at- • tractno inconsiderable share of attention 'in Aylesbur.|f;iA cOrtscqtfertce o f the sin­ gularities o f whi[ch his chafacterwas com­ pounded. His nickname furnished at once a complete epitome, o f the man and his' history. ‘ He never looked 'as though h,e belonged to the generation of to-day—fpr he was always sleepy and laizy, - and gopd for nothirtg in the day time and as regular­ ly awaked from his lethargy in the evep-j* ing, and was noisy and industrious at night. Time seemed to have gotten at least a twelve hours start of h i m . A n 8 although always travelling with some apparent sin­ cerity after the old man of the scythe, he could not f o r the soul o f him, g e t a single step the advantage all his life long. ( His father left him an olt| house in t^ie village w h en b e died, w h ich answ ered nlbst o f the purposes o f a dwelling, and he married a wife who was consicforably mtfro ‘ind u s trio u s an d reg u la r in hei- h a b i t s 'tliaa himself. T o th e s e fortunate clrcumstan-: ces, in all probability, it was owing that he lived something more than thirty-We years—and, in spite of the prophecies that he would starve to death—the tfireMs- that he should starve, and the not nfiepm- mon asservation that he ought to starve, kept the flesh well about his botjes, and had a hearty dinner the very day he died with a broken, neck, the fruit of a fall through the floor of his chamber, which he had been going to mend every to-morrow for better than a year. In all Tom’s practice in the world, w h e t h e r ^ b e discharge o f the duties h e ow e d t* 6 t h e r s , or the perform ance o f those his own welfare demanded, were con- -sidered, from the planting h is potato-patch to paying his debts, it was all “ To-morrow, aye, to-morrow.” And not all the arguments in the world ; not all the luring of money, nor all the threatening of poverty, could for a moment convince him that it was necessary or pos­ sible to attend to business to-day ; or th’dt it was unwise or dangerous to put every thing off uni-1 to-morrow. And when every morning sun reminded him of the promises he had made the past day, and of the approach of the time in which he had om- ised their fulfilment, instead of regretting his lo^t hours, he would hum over a merry tune, ILten with mute and-unresisting do­ cility to a long lecture from his good dame, and thank his stars that to*morrow was still before him, and that he could still re- w all the long catalogue of his promises. He always insisted he bod never lost any thing by this unfortunate habit of his; and proved it to a demonstration, for he had not any thing tp lose, erg^o, &c. but th e ; argument was at least, rather specious than solid^; for he had once had a folerable lot o f potatoes growing, and he put off stopping a bole in his fence till to-morrow and to morrow, and the neighbours’ pigs at last got throngh and destroyed the c rop., Often little jobs were offered him, for which the cash would have been immedi­ ately forthcoming; but that accursed to­ morrow, ov’ejset the patience of his friends; and every now and then the payment of jsqpie trifling bill was put off and put off, until the Constable rapt his knuckles with four or five shillings cost. He fared, per­ haps, better than nine in. ten of the multi­ tudes of Tom To-morrows in tho world. for his credit was about as slim as his purse. In two things, pnd in two things only.j hb let slip hia rqle of procrastination—he ate his dinner and drank his mug of ale, whenever he could get it, to-day—and so it commonly happens with his kindred.T- The rule would not work out so badly if those who defer working till to-morrow, would also defer eating and drinking to the sam e convenient season. But it was univetstdly admitted by bis friends, that Tom did not really intend any dishonesty to h im s e lf or others by lus con­ duct. From original Indolence o f m ind and body, h e acquired the habit of post­ poning all exertion for the present, really and sincerely purposing to go earnestly to work the next day. H o w he succeeded in cheating himself for so many years in this way, I know no t; but probably the fact was, that to-m o rrow never cam e , and he therefore in his old mode cf reason­ ing, concluded he never broke his resolu­ tion. Certain it is, that he never found out this truth, that he who is idle from* choice to-day, vrillseldom be dopbly illu s ­ trious to-morrow; and consequently that a loss is certain. There are a great many of the Tom To­ morrow family in the world, as I have al­ ready hinted, and possibly this lesson may be o f Use to some o f them. Let him who intends t o be poor, put off work lift to-mor- row. Let him who never intends to be out of debt, defer paying till to-morrow-^ and, in fine, let the man ho intends to ac­ complish any thing, to be apy thing, to be rhojugbt any thing of, g o auid do as did the hero of this brief story^— oin TOdnortow. y^Trmtoii Emporium. Kew mode ofCourting ,'—At Leliigh co^ (JPennsylvania) session oh the tsf Inst. Daniel Klein, Was ihdjcted tor assault an^ battery upon Miss Matia Rau.. . T h e prisp oner appeared td he af. Swiss or Frencbmahr aged; about forty, and wai| sixfeet in herghL Wfaeh iaske4 by the court What he had say in extenuation of (his. conduct, he iii broken English,* told a long and very eff-^ rious tale He stated that he had not corni^ into this Wooden country.for land or mon*» ey, but to get himself a wife. He .had Ve^ sctlved, when 12 years of age, that no mih^ ister should ever marry him; ^ that thU' ceremony should be performed ip p p ^ i court, before all the people. He had beeri all over Europe, and the United S tat^ , and never before he saw. Miss E^au,, met ^ with a lady that, in eVery point of view,, h e liked ;so well as he did her;,And.he Was Re­ solved to roqrry heh Hq was at work in a dtstiil'ery of Mr., Keyser, and had _|ast been showing a Dutcbman bow to trtalie yeasit, when on going home, he entered the house just at the moment when Miss Marla was stooping down with her backjo- wards him, when he stepped up and struck her with his fist, and so enraged her as to ^ bring him to court, that h e might then carry his long conceived plan into .execu­ tion, to make ]^e matter up With her by marrying her. He had already been in prison four months’. . . . . Miss Maria did not se’em to felish the prospect of matrimonial, life with such a partner, and such exhibitions of the tokens of his affection. The court, after giving , him a suitable re^imand, ordered him.td be imprisoned for 60 days, pay ffie cost &'c. and stand committed, lichen the sentence was pronoiinced upon him, he made a lo\’s^ bdw to the' court, a a l s a id,G e n tK m b ii Judges, I honour your judgement. , polished compliment ip his Majesty.-^^a, Thursday evening as ofle of those peri^a-. tetic advertisers, usually called “ Plafcard noe»,” was performing his usual rounds, with nn heraldic tabard in front and rear,, bearing to the eye the question of ‘‘ W hy is bis Majesty King George the Fourth like Sparrow’s Leather Sauce a peiice' officer saw it,- and being no CEdipus him- \self resolv jd to refer the mysterious And puzzling inferogatory to the perspicacious ' sagacity of a magistrate, and the unfortu­ nate peripatetic* was consigned for - the^ night Li “ dungeons dulL” On the iolloW4^ ing morning he was introduced with all the [>omp and circumstances o f one attainted of crimen lessee mdjestatis to the dread tri­ bunal of their Worships. The accusation was made in form, the auditory was in sus­ pense,, the riddle was read over—‘Whyis his Majesty like Sparrow’s L eather sauce ? What could be the meaning of it 1 W ho is Sparrow I W hat is Leather Sauce 1 — Why should Sparrow be like the King, or the King like Sparrow 1 Or in what point under heaven coulff his gracious Majesty'* bear any resemblance to such a decoctioa, as leather sauce 1 —^It'.was \*ery odd—very^ suspicious—very mysterious—there must b& soniething in it—some political inueli- Where more is meant than meets the ear Some wbiggish sarcasm,.. some Radical * libel, something dark„deep, and desperate^ P u t the prisoner forward. W hat’s the meaning of that suspicious question ! W ho is Sparrow 1 A maker of liquid blacking. What is leather sauce 1 Liquid blacking fo^polishing hoots. How can his Majes­ ty be said to be like Sparrow^s liquid black­ ing 1 Because he is highly. polished, aiid shines triumphant. • I t is unnecessary t a add,^ that the vvalking advertisement was discharged with his enigmatic standard, after a reque'st that Air. Sparrow Would ia future illustrate tbe excellencies of hiss, blacking by some less splendid simile thaii the accomplishments ofRoyalty.-—Londbfs oaper. BEJUiiks respectikcc the isthmus of DARIEN. upwards of one burtdred.and thirty years ago the Scots people had so Just an idea, t-ftbe great importance of the Isthmus o f Darien, that they sent hut a colony to set­ tle theTe. which settle.merit, iieverthele$Si* proved abortive, partly through the ex­ treme-jealoasy of the Spaniards in that neighbourhood and o U Spain, and from their being so feebly supported by the country to which they heJonged,^ . Thwr celebrated Isthmus lies in about de­ grees of nofthern latitude, and in the nar«f rowest part is not more than English miles aqross, on an E. N. E. .and W. S. W.; course. The country hereabouts is either low and Sickly valleys, or mountains o f sd sti^endous a height, as to incline one tci think, thkt nature has raised them to sety^ as eternal barriers hetw0eii Atlaillid and Pacific Oceans, which h ere approacl^ so hear together,^ that from these mbiiti- tains yo» cate {damly d ilcetn the waters o f both at the same time; and seem^gly a t a. very trifling distance. There llaye heem some specidatists, who have .-Itnaginedthe- praclicability of joining theSih

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