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M E X 1.0 0 gjpzgtatCT?rasgs«^^ DEPEBIENT. -,*«*> • o on tile fruits oi t'l-- gu.-il ••>, wil.ii.u - \ 1' o i(,'lit. without action. Then mm would hav-e ben Idiotic in his physicaland nl-uutldevel.-pmeut. The hill of science would rem-vn utibcal' d. No ' trail on its intricate and taugled .i-ids-n would have been discovered, where Miac Lo^he. or Newton, powerful ia thought and uc'ion, Lu>l ' pressed with undaunted eiiT^y towards the Summit. No artistic leviathan would have ploughed the mighty deep, s-ubj-fr-t to a t-'ul ton's directing will. The earth would hot have trem- bled as {hough Iha .tfear. as w th fire in their motjtbvand smoke issuing Irons th<j»r np'trll'R, 'terrific tnon't-ers, obedient-* to the power of man, have thundered along in all the pride ofstre'igtb. to do his bidding. Neither would Franklin have captured .the lightning, as it roamed the free, boundless vaults of heaven ; dr Morse havp e'er attempt' d to tame a thing as furious, ' that it should know where he would have it go, and make it do his biddinir. But all would he IPS 5 ! active, and more effeminate, than a horde of Asiatic voliip'uart'es. Then let u a nobly- labor, either with the head or b<i*nd, resting assured that an apparent evil is merely a ijlesi-iug iu disguise. ' D. T. W, Mexico. N. V. Work and Plar. v L^t it be here remarked lhat recreation cm h« fully r>njoy\ed only by the mnn who ha 1 'some earnest or 'upation. Ttie «:-nd of the work is to enjoy leisure : biit»to *=Ej<% leisure you muni have gone through work.\ Phvtrihe roust eotne after'schonltime, oth*rwiso it 1 .«I'B it-- ramr.—' Play, after all. is a relntive- thing; it IH not a thing which Daiuan tibsb'itTte existence. There it? no euch thing as play, except to the worker. It eemeis, out by contrast. Pttt. white uj.. n white, and you can hardly see it; put while upon black and how plain it is! Light your lamp in. the sunshine, and it is t.-otbirg ; you must have darkness round it to mak\ its pres- ence felt. Aud bi-htdes this, a gr< ut pari of t!|r ' enjoyment of recreation consists in the Keeling, that we have earned it by previous hard work. One Roes out for the afternoon walk with\ a .light heart, when be has done a task snee breakfast. It is one tbing for a dawdling idler to set off to the Continent or to the Highland\ just becatro«.bf i* sick of everything around him ; and quite another thing, when a hard- wrought man, who is of some w n in life, pets off, as gay as a laik, with the pleasant feelinp that he ba« brought some worthy work to an end, on the self-same tour. And then a busy man finds a relish in simple recreations ; while the-man wbo ban nothing to do finds all things wearisome, and thinks that lite is \u^d up ;'' it takes something quite oat of th* rc.»y to tickle that indurate palate. You might as well prick the Tilde oha hippopotamus wftb a\ needle\ as to excite the interest of that bhse being bv any amusement which is not highly spico\ with the cayenne of vice. And that certainly has a powerful effect. It was a glass\of -water the wicked old trench woman was drinking when she said. \Oh that this were a sin* to give it a relish I\ Land of Hod. uEvrioKEn IN GENESIS 4:16. i Geographers and travelers have never been able t» End any lander country by that name this ha.H led vn8dets to affirm that the Bible u n<jt true, because they &ay it speak' of a coun- try that never existed. The ol jection of infi- dels ag&iftrt the Bible are hawed ttpon ignorance: jf they knew more tbey would object IEFS. I will endeavor to give the true meaning or idea of the passage. Gen. 4:H reads thus: \Behold thou bast driven me out this day from the face of the earth ; and from thy face shall I be hid ;- a fitgitine and a vagabond in the earth.\ The 16th verse reads thus: 'And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land ot Nod, on the Ei&t of Edeu.\ In the 14th verse is the threatening against Gain. He was to be a \fugitive*' and \vaga- bond,\ or wanderer in the land. The Hebjew word for. vagabond, or wanderer, is Nod la the lGth verse is the account of the fulfillment of the curse upon him. He went out from ibx- presence of the Lord and dwelt ia the land (Nod) a vagabond ThlB makes consistent sense, and is in accordance with the facts in v the case. The difflculty.arises from the word JVod not be- ing translated lathe ltSth verse, as it ought to have been. If it had been, there would have been no necessity for. inserting the word \of\ so.as to make it appear that there; was a coun- try of this name to which Cain bad been driven. He Went out and dwelt, not in the land ot Nod, but a vagabond, in the land. Prattyille, June, IStil.. ^-Hope writes the poetry ot a boy, but Memory that of a mttn. Mna looks forward with smiles, but backward with sighs. Such i» the wis-e providence of God. The cup of life is sweetest at the brim; the flavor is impiind SB we drink deeper, and the dregs are made bitter that we may not straggle when It IB j taken from our lipB. i Good AdVicjtv- Tho«e who wish t-o do f.\od but h- sitjte to do it. would <lo well to :i;id thi tollou'rig.— The reason may bu t-ugges-Ud to train ty the perusal:' ; „. Do not delude yourself with th- id*>n that yi/U cart pieasw everybody. Wl'O ever knew anybody that was worth anything that bad no- body to fii:d fault witb-hirn ? You would lM-e to do evil, in nrairy cases to please the ev.il ; fMt.ervibme to gratify lh«ir prxie; ipdulg- the •selfiyk,, sulmi't to the tyrannical,,, be a tool far the ambitious,-and he careful not to have any- thing as good as these who de-ire to hive ev- erything superior to their neighbors. If jou are a public min, should you*e djiigeut, you must expect to have many secretly dislike you and tulk against you lor jour M.ccevs; ai.d il y< u accnnjplish little, though many show theon- IPefmttomt The Mechanic's Wife. A working man nerd** a working wife ; hut as to the qualities ofmind, manners and morals' she cannot run too high in the fcale. OHes says, \I do not want a wife wrtfj too much sense. Why not! I'erhtp~. Qilea will not answer, but the sbrng of his bhouldersaifwers, \bpcauce T »m afraid she v.ill 11.; an over in ttch lor me,\ 'Coi. Anderson's Speech to, Sabbuth School Children. Whope our young raiders will ctrefnlly peruse the following bri.'f spe<ch, made by the brave Col. Andefjon, two or tftwH Sun^- days ago, to the\ scholar'? of the German Mission Sabbath School in Clii&'taSStL- It is full of in- terest, and the latter part contains counsel to which-evu-y boy and girl in our land will do well to give heed; I did not expect, my dear chi ldren and friends when I came here, to lw asked to address j(m s but it is well, perhaps, for me to ?ay a few words. I have been placed, provideatially in a•position tn^t bis attracted the attention of Giles talks like a Rimph-loa. The unfortunate .' our country trT me arid to njy little band But .elves frieBdlv, it often le.ks out that some J men who have their tyrants at home, are never ] I weu'd-not have yoa *i 8 anflw>*a. d me or who appear pleasant to you can do thus be 1 married to women of sense. Genuine^eh-vat-on • my po.t.on and .1,, causes wbrch have hd me cause Lr do not (ear your , ivalry-tlu y way [ of mind cannot prompt any one, male or f.mde, safely through the a angers by whtch I have smileon vou outwardly, aud yet cpter.aiu c-u , to go^out of their sphere. N, man eve,. Hafl^jVeu-RUfcounded Ma mnrUlnm^o, no ' i - - . individual aid would hav» sufficed to that end. I am willing, and am not ashamed frankly, to tell you, my young friends, that no evfuit, no' transaction took plase there, in any day. of any interest or importance to our cause, without my first appealing to God in the morning, to give m«,a spirit'of wisdom to underhand, that I might coraprehetad His will, to give me strength of purpose and resolution to know roy duty toHimand to my country. Therefore thecredit of whatever was done does not be- te mpt tor youT lueffinieticy. A-lways do that | «<i from an' overplus of intelligence, whether which is right, be diligent, do the in*.st you ' in his own head or in his Wife's. - . ' cat, pay no regard to fault-finders, and you , A proper self-respect should teach every will find as many friends ab any btnstble man , true hearted American, ol whatever class that need dewe. , J he caunot set too high a value on the conjugal __—^ **«. _ I relation. We may judge ot the welfare and A Queer People. •• honor of the community by its wives and moth- _ ' ^— ' | ers. Opportunities for acquiring knowledge, A missionary who has lately peuetrated into ! and everi,accomplashments, are happily open the territory ut the Dakos, iu Africa, tnui de-, to ev>-ry class above the lowei-t ; and the wise scribes that curious undeveloped 1 acer •-. 1 mechanic will not fail to choce such a com \Hiey tve among the m-:t-t varm b^bo ' pam.-a o» may not, shame his »ous and daugb-1 lo\S t'o me: Beforfr 1left FortSumfer I te- woods tutbe^utbut'&Hffa and Su>a. Ouly j ters in that coming age, v,hen an ignorant | ceiveri liters from frionds telling me that I lour ie.-t U.igtk of a d&ik olive color, savage aud aa^'J-, t«f.v bive neither hout-es nor teU!- pl\8 ne:llier lire .nor human food^. Th<y live only ou atsis.micrf and t-erpeiits, diversiStd by a tew roots ami fruits ; tbey let tbetruails grow long, like tilous, the better to dig foraut>, au'l the in >re easily to tear in pitces their favorite snakes. '•Tuey do not marry, but live indiscrimlnati ve livt s ot auimala, mtiltiplyiug very rapidly, and with very hitte materual iobtmct.- The m<,tner i uurseh her child lor only a short time, accus-' touiing it to uat aiitsauU ser^euta as t-oou -as i possible; aud when if can help itself, it wan- ders away where it will, und the mother thinks no more about it. , \lu slavery they are docile, attached, obedi<- ent. with few wants aud exctlleiif health. Tbey have only one fault—a love oi acts, mice and serpents, aud a hubii of speaking to Yer, their deity, wish taeir heads ou the ground and thtir heels iu ttn air.\ American shall be as obsolete as a' fossil fish. Away with flouncing, giggling, dancing, squandering, peevish; fashion buntiDg wives! The woman of this stamp is a poor oonaforter when the husband is sn:k. or a bankrupt. Give me a liousewite. who can be a helpmate to lu-r Adam ; For nothing lorlier can be found — •5'i «««», tbim ta study household pooil, And coed works in her husband to prdniote.' • I have such a mechanic's wife in my mind's eye ; gentle* as the antelope, untiring as the bee. jwyou* as the linnet; neat, punctual, mod- est, confiding. She is patient but resolute; should he in more danger frona my triendsthan I was from my eiietEies—that I must be careful not to toe spoiied by flattery. The advice was well timed ; but I trust God that He has saved me from the dangers in which.I was placed. Feeling, believing, and hoping thus, I confess I have not believed in my own mind that I was emifled to' the' lett'st credit for what I have done, because God put it into my hearVtodirthitt which I did. There- fore, my young friends, I would urge tjpon all of you, in the trarsaotioas of life, that you will be called upon to perform, and each individ- ual has transactions to perform as momentous iug hut her own sorrow. aiding in counsel; reviving in troubles, point- j to him as what I have perforated is to me ; his ingout the'brigbtes\t side, and. concealing noth-1 eternal happinefs depends upon it. I would have you all pot your tTUst in God. Do that with a bumble heart, and yom will be blest in this life, aad prepared for e:i eTlasting happiae*8 in that which is to come. I can say no more.- The Mattraal Habits of the Kangaroo. The. femal*. kangaroo is provided-with a pouch outside the bottom of the stomach, in ivhich are the teats, to oue of which the young icetus is attached uuriug the period of gestitiou, 1 believe about sixty days; aud when iuliy krmed, it. becomes deiaehtd from the'teat, which naw-Bupples it with milk, Wbeu the young one leaves the teat, it is saan equal state ot, development to me new«bora of&pring ot any o her animal; in fact, the pouch appears, to be the womb of all these marsupial ajimals, aud not m many suppose, merely a place of refuge in which the old mother carries her young. Mete the young one at first principally lives, till able to run at the toot of the mother; but ev< n then, whelu danger is near, il tumble htadwres-heels into the pouch for protection ; aud if is wonderful now quick the old doe can pick up the joey when ruuniug at' fall i-peed, aud shore it into the pouch, its pretty little lace »rl .vays outside. Tbtre she carries it till bard pressed, when the love of life overcomes the lot e of the mother, and she then-casts it a«ay to save beri-elf. I once saw an eagle-hawk chjsiDg a doe kangaroo with a heavy juey in the pouch through the forest. The cunning bird kept stroke lor stroke with the kangaroo, which it hardly dare attack; but it well knew, aa soon as the old mother became exhausted, she would (Sast away the y oung one. Two ounces of kan • garoo shot from my gun, however, stopped the eagle's gallop; I might haVe killed the old kangaroo, as well, but had* not the heart, after seeiug the struggle she was making to save the life ot her off pring —Bush Wanderings. , Civility is a Fortune. Civility is a fortune itself, for a courteous man always succeeds well in life.jand that even when p r'ocs of ability sometimes fail. The famous l>uk • of Marlborough ia a case in poipt. It was said tif him by One cotejaporary, that his .agreeable man'nets often converted itn en- emy ihto a Irithd ; and by another, that it was more pleasing, to be denied a favor by his grace, than to receive one from another man. The gracious manner of Charles James Fox ptescrved him from personal dislikes, even at a time vvh. n be was, politically, the most uupop ular man in the kingdom. The history of-the world is full ot such examples of suceess ob- taii ed by civility. The experience of every ram furni-hf'S frequent instances where concili- a oiy mtsiuets hjtjymade the fui-ittneaof indi viduals tn all pursuits, Female Character. Daaaht^rs should thoroughly acquaint them- pelvep with the busttfess and cares of a family. These are among the first objects of a woman's creation; they ought to he among the first branches of her education. She w'Ss made for a mother. Thryshau'd.learn neatness*..econ. omy, industry and sobriety. These will con stitute her ornaments. \Nature will appear in all Wer lovliness of proportion, of beauty ; and modesty, unaffected gentleness of manner, will render tbem amiable in the kitchen and dining room, and ornaments in the sitting room and parlor. Everything domestio or social depends on female character. As daughters jnd sisters they'decide the character of the family. AB wives they emphatically decide the character of their husbandi and their condemn also.. It has not been unmeaningly said, that the husband rmy ask the wife whether be may be respected. He certainly must enquire at .the altar whether he may be prosperous and happy. As motheis., they decide the character of their children. Nature has constituted them the early guard iaifs and instructors oTtheir cfiiTdrerl, and oloth ed them with sympathies suited to this end. '\Tis paid that angel* walk the «*rth— I'ID Hnre it Blast be BO.-~ When rosind our path, scarce seen by us. Such Bright things come *nil go.\ Domestic Recipes. »MOCK TERRAPi s.—Boil the chicken-^-and no chicken shonld ever b e cooked in any way over one year old—until the meat is pretty tender; then cut up in small pieces, say about thesame size as we would a terrapin, removing all the large bones and rough parts, bttt especially re- taining the wings and \drumsticks.\ Then put in a stew pot, aad dress precisely as for a terrapin, v ; z: bnttef, salt, cayenne pepper. ereaa» T alittleflpnT,tneyo?k of an egg well hsaten. and some powdered sugar. Just before dishing add one or two glasses of, Madeira wine to suit the taste. BROILED STEAK.—Should be- cut from a well kept rump; they are generally liked about three-quarters of an inch thick. Most •cooks beat them w'th a rolling pin for ten miontes; hut, if the* meat is of good quality, and the A Musical Fable. The nightingale, once upon a time, gave a concert, to which she invited all her friends, and many it appeared who were not her friends. She sang as only nightingales can sing, al- though she was a little fluttered at first, know- ing that there were a good many musical crit- ics present, who might, discover a flaw in her voice or some defect in her method. After the concert WBR over, s»he modestly retired to her nest, half dead with the fatigue of her great ex-' ertion, and trembling, lest she should 1w found fault with next day by the barn-door fowls, crows and other of her musical neighbors. •The audience, however, remained to discu?3 her merits'as a singer. There was a pretty general expression of delight among them ; the cocks crowed, the turkey, who rather plumed himself on his science, gobbled his satisfaction, the crow cawed with pleasare, the heUs ran about caek-lins, with intense delight, and even the great goose, who hissed at concerts, now j-hpldupbis bead, and applauded bravely- by flapp'ng his wings. There was a very grave and profound ass present, who Bjid :-r- '•I ai?ree with yon all, my friends, that the nightingale has a very fine voice, and a high degree of cultivation, although it is rather sharp in the upper not»s, and that her execu- tion is really quite wonderful. She is also a good creature, hut—\ \Bat!'* growled the lion (not ooeof Barnum's stuffed on^s), *'yon asses can never say any- thing good natured, without spoiling it-with a but.\ \Don't interrupt him,\ said the gopse, \the ass is honest if he Is ah ass.\ \But.\ resumed the ass, 'there ia no sympa- thy in her voice; it somehow do&'t touch my feelings.\ There was a general titter at this, but the fox immed'ftt*»Iy sirpprps=ed it. \I admire the honesty of my grave fftend with the long earn,\ winking slyly at tb\ »amp time at the' lion ; ' the as« is cindid. atid I Really do noi mvself think (hat his feehngB nave been touched by the melt'ng sttaiafjif our li'tle friend, the BifrfiriuirBip. whose sinreB bavp d rigterd the rest of us. But, in ju-tire to the warbler, we should know wha» bind of soonrts do toncn the fee!in«» of our graKra. friend b-fbre we allow rump bai been well kept, there will be no ne- . ,--- — „—-_.»„... . „ w, r « c a „ V r, cessity for this. Just before finishing, W b JL our feelincs to he warped bv bis critical jndg- lump of batter over, and lightly dredge wiiftf^\;; pepper and salt. Piokels and for sauce suit your taste. , HARD CtMBNT POR SEA«S,—Take <>qnai quan- tities of white lead and white sand,,ahd as much oil as will make it into the consWe'icy Cputty. Apply this to the seams In the roofs of how^s, etc, It will, ia » few weeks, become as hard •ssttoae. ....,- How is it nav friend T\ And he looked the a'8 hill in the face. • Why. sir,\ repH«d the -great mnsi&al critic, prlcku>g «n bis cars. eviden»ly mufih gmtffied at the rfieppoff.il manner of «he fox; ' W>y, sir. as to that, tlipre is tiofhing that so touches my feelings as ft 8ae raw-How bray.\ ••I ••biinvht HO.\ yep'id.tbe fox, \attfl; the nmo-tnt of your ciitiei»ro i»; that you don't like tbe niirHingale because she is not au aes like yourself.\

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