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#oetrp. 4^rtgmal. THE BETTER LAND. * BT MBS HEMAN8. •« I heard thee speak of a better land Thou call'st its children a happy band ; Mother ! oh, where is that radiant shore ; Shall we not seek it, and weep no more ?- Is it where the flower of the orange blows, An I the fire-flies glance through the myrtle boughs ?\ —.\ Not there, not there, my child!\ \ Is it where the feather-palm trees rise, And the date grows ripe under sunny skies ? Or 'midst the green islands of glittering seas Where fragrant forests perfume the breeze, And strange, bright birds, on their starry wings, Bear the rich hues of all glorious things ? *' * ! Not there, not there, my child!\ <; Is it far away, in some region old, Where the rivers wander o'er sands of gold? Where the burning rays of the ruby shine, And the diamond lights up the secret mine, And the pearl gleams forth from the coral, stand,— Is it there sweet mother, that better land ?'' —\ Not there, not there, my child !\ \Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy ! Ear bath not heard its deep songs of joy : Dreams cannot picture a world so fair- Sorrow and death may not enter there; Time doth not breath, on its fadeless bloom Far beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb —It is there, it is there, my child !\ THE DREAM. I dream d: I saw a liftle rosy child, With flaxen ringlets, in a garden playing* Now stopping here, and then afar offstay- ing, A« flower or butterfly his feet beguil'd. Twas chang'd: One summer's day I steppd For the Western Star. LINES WRITTEN AT MIDNIGHT Far hence, ye busy, bustling throng— Leave me to solitude and sadness. Why was man born to struggle a few years On the tempestuous ocean of life, Some darling object to pursue incessantly, Bending thereto every energy of his soul, And promising in the enjoyment of his prize Some future felicity; but which, on the mor- row, Is still to come; and, after wearing out A life of constant toil, and care, and vexation, To sink into the cold embrace of death, And lay down his head in the dark and friend- less tomb, To be forgotten ? Hear me, Philosophy , With whom dwells the wisdom of ages— Canst thou tell for what purpose man was created, [sea ?— Since here at best his life is but a troubled Say—answerest thou nothing ? speak, Or own thy impotency. What! Is this a reality ? The mind of man insatiate Cannot feed on air—and what is here, But to be born, to eat, drink, and die ? Alas! and shall I still live, to behold nought But \darkness before me and sorrow be- hind?\ ****** Hush! ye wild and troubled passions \ A form divinely bright appears\— The scales have left my eyes— Man was not made for nought, Such energy of mind, such power of thought^ Was not created, like the flitting meteor, To illumine for a moment and disappear— No; this is but the beginning of a glorious existence: Man was formed an intellectual being, And placed on earth as a candidate For a more noble sphere, where, Leaving behind all evil, He will redouble his pace in improvement Through endless ages—rapidly advancing Toward the source of infinite perfection, From the Catskill Recorder. THE RESURRECTION. It is in the sublime doctrines of the cross, thatDR .DWIGHT is peculiarly happy^ana it is in glowing language like the follow- injr, that we arc directed toturn aside is the ascedan!. Mind should rule ; it\ MORTGAGE SALES. man and man. Look on the dullpro-^ d rf April , 1814 , exec * ted «*«£. and then on the brilliant genius, L Ste phens and Elizabeth Stephens his,ff like beings of a different t p Joseph Ellicott, now deceased, for Eet u' Tho 1 genius should rule, ring the payment of a certain sum of «aher ser, they seem from the baseless systems of Philosophy, creo / t0 \- A'™ *npredominate. Let therein specified, will be sold at publicV-Z' and to look upwards even to him, \ who | ff^^f^nZ^erature once due,at the court house in Majville, i n cj£ is the resurcction and the life • The resurection itself is an event, depending absolutely on the will as well as the power of God; and what he will choose to do, with respect to it, no being, but himself, can determine, \i et no doctrine, devised by philosophy con- cerning man, is so sublime, so delight- ful, or so fitted to furnish consolation and hope to beings, whose life in ilns world is a moment, and whose end is the grave. To this daik and desolate habitation, man by the twilight of Na- ture, looks forward in despair, as his final home. All, who have gone before him, have pointed their feet to its silent chambers; and not one of them re- j turned, to announce, that an I has been discovered from their residence to some other more lig and more desirable region. His own feet daily tread the same melancholy path. As he draws nigh he, he surveys his prison walls, and sees them unas- sailable by force, and insurmuntable by skill. No lamp illumines the midnight be still! I w * tn ' n * ^° cre vice opens to the eye a glimpse of the regions which lie beyond. In absolute despair he calls upon phi- losophy, to cheer his drooping mind; but he calls in vain. She has no con- solations for herself; and therefore can administer none to him. \ Here,\ she coldly aiid calmly cries, \ is the end of the arts, sciences, and literature once the arts, sciences, > «»\ *T Lt„r n taue county, on the twenty eighth bW become fashionable: let the mania turn < ^ ^ * ^ ^^ ^ ^ !g«*ry c in that direction, and not only the \ that day< all that ccrtam tract ot bnd ^ £ mental, but the moral character of our ate> i ying) an d being in the county ofCba,. citv will hold a place that would be the tauque and state of New-York, being part envv of our neighbours, and the pride or parcel of a certain township, which, en a emy oj uui nct 0 \ > + map or survey of divers tracts oflund, rn,<jp of ourselves. for the Holland Land Company, by J () , ( ,„, We hope, when the next season at {E1UcoU< survcvorf is distinguished b v JJ rites for fashionable assemblages, men j sbj p number t ] ireCi j n t j ie 15th range of Ea jj of mind will mingle freely with the I townships, and which said tract of ] aD ^ on hon ton and, by their example and a certain other map or survey of said towr.. conversation, arouse emulation in the ships into lots made for the said Holl and breasts of the rising generation to improve the mind. Could it be im- pressed npon them,that education Sf ac- quirements are the greatest rceommen- Land Company, by the said Joseph Ellicott is distinguished by part of lot number two' in said township, beginning at a &tocp, 0I j the shore of lake Erie, being the north east corner of land, conveyed to Daniel L. Ati. dalions, and the truest test of gentility | drews, by deed, bearing even date with tl» e bustling world Norman Kibbe H forty seven chains to a stone, thence LOUD- j ding on part of lot number five, north sixty two degrees fifteen minutes east twenty chains, ninety three links, to a stone thence on a line parallel with the north eas- AS justreceivec post office, a general and well selected 1 ^^ ^ ^ ^ a ^ -^ fa ^ assortment of ^d lake, thence up said lake, and boned* ir.g thereon, to the place cf beginning, con- taining one hundred acres, be the satsj more or less. Dated January 23,1827. DAVID E. EVANS, Acting- Executor, Drugs & Medicines Paints, Die Woods, Groceries, &c. T. A. Osnoairn, Att'v. $4-6 n - r- . ' . i • • i .i .-i! .•:.,., MW or 1 11 * r virtue of a power contained in a ccr- man. From nothing he sprang; to no-J Among wnich are the following rare W- j U ^ ^^^ bear : a , date the thirls he returns. All that remains of | tides : J sixth day of December, ia the yea;- eighteen asute To let dim pass ; his face had manhood's j The fountain of all that is great, and glorious, =eeming, And that full eye of blue was fondly beam- ing aud lovely, I And yet never to approach him. Thus we see man weak, and contemptible, and wretched— Again we behold him great, and glorious. and happy. BOY, 'n. §>t\tttirm$. On a fur maiden, when he call'd \ his bride! Ouce more . \Twas evening, and the cheer- ful fire I asm a group of youthful forms surroun- ding, From tit? Amaranth. The room with harmless pleasantry re-i SKETCHES OF CHAHACTFR. soaading; . MARY is one of those amiable fe- And. in the midst, I Bwfed the smiling sire. ! males who has received the universal The heavens were clouded ! and 1 heard the | respect of !n:r acquaintance. She is, j in statin e, rather below the middle size. Her countenance not what the world j would consider beautiful, being distin- iguished only by an expression if mild Of tone, slow moving bell: the white hair'd man was gone ! THOUGHTS OF SADNESS. How sad and forsaken la that heavy heart, Where hope cannot waken, Nor sorrow depart! Co sad and so lonely, No inmate is there, Save one—and that only Is chilling DeSpwr. How sad is the slumber t» i.osc n«!ons outnamoer The W-J»;s whence they spring ! Unbles' such .epose is, Its- alking is near, And the eyelid ur^'oses Still wet with a tear. But though sad tis to weep O'er in? arable woes— Sad the dream-disturbed sleep.-. Yet h~ deeper than those is the pang of concealing The woes of the mind From hearts without feeling— The gay, the unkind. Fc.- saddest of any Is he, of the sad, Who must smile amongst many, Where many are glad ; Who must join in the laughter, When laughter gees round, To plunge deeper after In grief more profound. Oh ! such smiles like light shining On ocean's cold wave, Or the playful entwining Of sweets o'er the grave: And such laugh, sorrow spurning At revelry's calls, Like echoes returning From lone empty halls. LILY OF THE VALE. Fair modest. flow«r that shuns parade* Whose sweetness all other sweets excel Oft have T sought thee in the shade, And watched thy slowly opening bell. la life's fair morn, when I iras youn\ And sight'd like others to be gay— f ale Z?ff* p ; I placed thee near my breast, And threw the\ blushing rose away. Yet 'twns not hatred that did guide My infant choice and move my scorn; Methought the rose was swoln with pride, And tbee neglected and forlorn. May pity ever thus prevail, And sofUy all my soul incline, To listen to the plaintive tale, And make the cause of sorrow mine. And when I see misfortune sink 'Neath cruel pride's sarcaslick rail, I'll raise its drooping head, and thiuk Oo thee, sweet lily of the vale. ness and benignity. A short acquaint- ! ancc with l\Iary will serve to show that ilier face is indeed the \index of her soul.\ Her mind has been well cultiva- ted and her taste for poetry and Belles Lettres is considerable, but she shrinks from the least exhibition of her intel- iedtual power?, preferring the shade to the Stat of science. Added to this she posjpssed.a disposition the most amkv b!e. In her converse with those of her loMwihinmi ^\s/viti 1 t.reu^Jijfi j^uasi observe the foibles of many of her as- sociates, her tongue is never employed in the odious system of detraction.— Thus she has become what she deserves to be, a favourite. Of her all speak with affection, none with disrespect.— Such is the reward of that modesty of character, which is indeed the richest jewel in the crown of beauty. ELLEN is a character,'the perfect contrast to that of Mary. She has re- ceived the polish of high life to a suffi- cient degree to render her proud and insolent in proportion to her vanity. Home has no charm for her, for the un- obtrusive privacy of the domestick sanctuary ill suits with her for show and tinsel. Of shallow intellectual attain- ments herself, she looks not for vigour of mind in others. She is satisfied with externals merely, wealth and fashion are the passports to her fovour, not worth and intellect. The twin-sister of vanity; affectation, she possesses in an eminent degree. Her every movement, word and thought seem under the influ ence of this principle. It could not be expected that a female thus actuated, should ever have solidity of character, or could be depended on in any respect. The gratification of feelings which have self for their basis is the main-spring of action, and by consequence virtuous principles have nothing to do with the case. The natural effect of such mo- tives and dispositions is to render the person possessing them, an object of contempt and ridicule. Such an object has Ellen become, the just reward of her caprice and ill-nature, which are the offspring of vanity and affectation. The originals of these sketches are a- mong my acquaintance. Fair readers learn from inem universal tribute of re- spect to modesty of character, and the certain reward of vanity and affect- ation, in the reprobation of the wise and virtuous. SYDNEY. Nothing can compensate for the absence of female delicacy. AD unaffected dignity of manners adds a lustre to every cxccllcnc of the female char- acter. him is the dust, which here mingles with its native earth.\ At this sullen moment of despair, Revelation ap- proaches, and with a command at once awful, and delightful exclaims— Laza- rus come forth ! In a moment the earth heaves; and a form bright as the sun, and arrayed in immortality, rises from the earth; and, stretching his wings toward heaven, loses itself from the as- tonished si»ht.\ The denial pi'ogressinn of Jieavenli/ Hap- l piness. The Doctor closes this sermon on the hap- piness of heaven, with the following apt uud beautiful comparison:— \ To the eye cf man, the sun ap- pears a pure light; a mass of unrnin- gled glory. Were ive to ascend with a continual flight towards this lumin- ary, and could like the Eagle gaze di- rectly on its lustre ; we should in our progress behold its greutness conlinu ally to enlarge, aud its splendour be- come every moment more intense. As we rose through the heavens, we should see a little orb changing, gradually, into a great world; and, an ice ad- vance nearer and 7icarer, should be- hold it expanding every way, until all that was before us became an universe of excessive glory. Thus the heaven- ly inhabitant will, at the commence- ment of this happy existence, see the divine system filled with magnificence and .mka&naO&nJt advances^ol ward through the successive periods of duration, will behold all things more and more luminous, transporting, and sun-like, for ever.\ FASHION AND WEALTH, vs. GENUS AND EDUCATION.—ft isapemark of the Bostonian Ladies, that New-York is about a hundred years behind them in literature. This our fair Eastern friends may say and believe ; but for our 2>art, we are uot disposed to snb- sc.ribc to their remark. This much, hoieever, we will say, that men of mind and learning are better cherished a- mong the fashionables of Boston than in our city. Here men of genius and cultivated 7ninds have less weight in society than they deserve, the truest nay, the only passport into that class of society denominating themselves the \ first,\ is courteous address, fashion- able dress, and the ability to enrol among the list of their friends, cer- tain families in town, no matter whether the date of their elevation be one year or three hundred. At our routs, the musick and the dance, with good cheer, is the sole a- mvsement: remarks on the weather scandal of the day, \ and such small deer,\ of concerts, theatres, parties, Sfc. 8fc. is the only intellectual feast • while all conversation pertaining fa the arts, sciences, or literature is to- tally discarded, as too unfashionable to be thought seriously of by people of good society. Whatever some philosophers may say, all men are not born with equal minds. This is fully demonstrated by the predilection one child shows for one study and one for another, and the astonishing progress they make c- ven at a very early age. Two men also born with similar minds, by force of circumstance, groiv up very dissim- ilar men. What in a republick, where all men are. born with equal privileges should make a distinction ? We an- swer unhesitatingly, MIND. Wealth will, however, bear the sway and (while the world goes as it does) Uiterium, Croton Oil, Sulphate of j huniive-i and twenty one, ex Quinine, Hunt's Lineament, a spe-J Tefft, jr. and Ceiiuda Tela citick for Salt Rheum. | ncr Holmes, for securing t Anderson's and Lamot's cough drop GW, H\5K!, Port and Madeira Wines, Che IT j; selected with particular reference such cases as require the best; O <4 CM Tobacco, Snuff, Sugar, Coffee, Pepper, 'Spice, Ginger, Nutmegs, Lemons, Epsom and Glauber Salts, Alum, Copperas, Spts. Turpentine, Alcohol, Kosin, Varnish,Gum Copal, Glue, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue. Hose Pink, Gold Leaf, Blue Smalts, Paint Brushes, Whitewash, Sec. Camels' Hair Pencils, Shaker Brooms, &c. &c. Believing that the interest and con- venience of the people ren*\-»\y (~ .„„n -- «-»- \„uj wiii be promoted by an establishment of this kind, he res- pectfully asks their custom. West field, June 6, 1527. 53 JVew Goods! JOHJS* Mc WUORTER I S now receiving from New-York and Albany, a large and well selected assortment of ntecuted by Royal his wife', to Ah- the payment of a certain sum of money, in the said Tnorlgage mentioned,-which said mortgage \,?s beta duly assigned to John E. Marshall; New, therefore, default having been made iu ty« payment of the said sum of money, notice H hereby given, that ail that certain piere or parcel offend, situate in the county bfChan- I tauque and state of New-York, kaewo aid j di>tingmshcd by a part of lot number si.xt\, in the sixth township ami eleventh range ot the Holland Land Company's lard, so call- ed, beginninrr at a stake, at the northeast corner of Asher H;*;ncs' orchard, thence •oath, thirty degtecj east, one chain and sixty two hoks, lh?nce east, forty ur^rcrs north, t-vo chains seventy five links, - tl.tr.ee north, thirty seven degrees west, to the Eric road, thence bounding en said road to At place of beginning : containing seventy five square rods of laud, be the s;.ine more or less; together with all and singular the he- raeutaments and appurtenances thenunte belonging, will be sold at pubhek vendue, on the eighteenth day of July next, at ten o'clock in the forenorn. at the housr now kept by Asa Pierce, inn keeper iu the town of Hanover, in the coonty of Chautansgoe. Dated January 19, 1827. ' 33li JOHN F..~ M \ RSI LALT,. Assignee. l\Et'AL ! l-r Iiavnii been made ia ihc mywni, •* af a certain sum of MOO#V setured apca a morignge, dated die twenty-fifth day of UaTtfc one iliouMind eight kondredaad twenty-six, exe- cuted by Nathan Winner anrl S.irah his wile, to Elkanali Johnson, notice i> heieUy given, ilmt.l y virtue of u power contained in said Mcrl£i-p,e,l shall expose to sale at pni>li<-K vendue, atti.eliousi •»' i..-,„ A\iri!l, in the village of Wesifield. in the county of Chautauque, on the ISta day of Ho- veir.ber next, at one o'clock in the al'tmicon,all that piece cf Isnd, lying in the town of Risler, in saiil county, and described on ikevapf oftfce Hol- land company, as part of lot number thirteen in in the third township and <ilt?cntli rat'ge, Bad bounded as follows: Begonia* on the nalWra boundary of the Duflnio and Erie road, at ih« northeast corner of lot number thirteen aforesaid ; thence south twenty-seven and three fourths de- grees east, on the east line of said let it n chains; thence westerly, at a right angle with the first line, six chains; thence northerly, parallel >vith the first line, ten chains to llie road aforesaid \— thence easterly to the place ol 'beginning, « ntaiu- ing six acres of land. Dated May 11,1S-7. ELKANAH JOBRSOH. A. DIXON, Ait y. 0-tao GOODS, Of every description usually kept in country stores. His arrangements are such that he will from time to time re- ceive new supplies through the season from an agent in New-York. All persons wishing to purchase will do well to call and examine quali- ties and prices. Cash paid for and Black Salts, Pot and Pearl Ashes. Westfield, 30th June, 1827. 54 him >OUTHF.RN DitnucTor mi mwr,lit wt J)E IT REMEMBERED, Thai on the -*-* seventh day of May, in the fifty first year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. i>. 1827, Lyman Cobb of the said district, hath deposited is this cflicc the title of a book the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: '• Cobb's Abridgment of J. Walker's Crit- ical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language; carefully Coiu|i- led from the London quarto editions, pub- lished under the inspection of the Author, in which Mr. Walker's principles of Orthog- raphy and Pronunciation are strictly follow- ed : and in addition, each word is systemat- ically Divided, the secondary accent notid; the plurals of Nouns, the present tense aud preterit of Verbs, the Participles and the va- riable Adjectives are inserted ; and all use- less repetitions of Words arc avoided. To which arc prefixed, Concise Principles ot Pronunciation, and rules for AcccntuatioD and the division of Syllables: with an Ap- pendix, containing a class of Words which are in common use in this country and not found in Walker's Dictionary. Particular- ly designed for the use of Schools. By Ly- man Cobb, author of the Spelling Book.\ In couformity to an act of the congress of the United States, entitled \ An act for the encouragement of learning, bv securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, du- ring the time therein mentioned;\ and aiso, J to the act entitled « An act supplementary DR. A. M'MVTYRE, FNFORMS the publick that he has JL again opened his hospital for the reception of patients, at his mineral springs, a mile and a half from West- field. He has just recovered from a long sickness, which has obliged him lor a while to suspend his practice al- together—but, with the assistance of his son, he will be able to resume it, and attend to all who may call upon U: -\- 52 M'Intyre Springs, May 28, 1 S2f. tn an act entitledI« An actfor the encourage- ment of learning, by securing the copies ot\ Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the bene- fits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engra- ving, and Etching historical and other prints K. K. LANSING, Clerk of the District Court of the United States for the. Northern District of M» York. 52 T HE subscriber would inform his friends and the publick generally. that he carries on the above business at his shop in the village of Westfield, and intends to be ready to accommo- date all who call on him for work, and on as FAVOURABLE TERMS as they can get work done elsewhere. D. WHEELER. H estfield, N. Y. June 3, 1826 fti Cash paid for rags,

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