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crimes; and had not disease, the ness and happiness. Their name is effect of sin, introduced him into sounded abroad. They have left their another world, he had probably died characters as examples, and their by the hands of the executioner. deeds as a monument. Their excelThus ended the earthly career of the lence is acknowledged. Those most once amiable, but self-confident, Wil- closely allied to the departed, are

In the darkness of a prison he soothed by the consciousness that his yielded to despair ; no pious friends worth was known—that his absence knew his condition, or went to counsel is lamented ; and this sympathy sofhim, or to pray for him ; and he died tens the harsh features of sorrow into without leaving one fact on which melancholy and tenderness. When Christian charity may found a hope we behold, therefore, a great or an as to his acceptance with God in his aged man consigned to the tomb, last hour.

although the scene is impressive, soHast thou, reader, believed the lemn, awful, it is yet neither unscriptural statement of the depravity natural nor terrific. It resembles of thy heart? Hast thou learnt thy the setting of the sun when the need of a Saviour to deliver thee from duties of the day are over, or the sin and its results, and the importance passing away of autumn after the of the influences of the Holy Spirit harvest has been gathered in. In to conduct thee into the paths of truth these cases, we are hushed with awe, and of happiness? Yield thyself unto but not stricken with dismay, and God; trust not in thine own heart; death, though sublime, is not altogecherish a spirit of humility and prayer ther horrible. The biographer, then, before the throne of the Most High, has the simple, but the proud and and safety and happiness are thine for grateful task of enumerating the la

bours of genius and virtue, and of painting the fruits which they have brought forth. Over them is shed

the warm colouring of fancy and love; Although death, in all its forms, the respect of mankind hallows and is appalling and terrific, there are cir- consecrates his grave—makes it a cumstances which partly divest it of sweet retreat, and a holy resting-place its horrors. The usual subjects of for the imagination of the survivors ; editorial notices are not always the and, if it does not fill, at least illumost deeply mourned. They are, mines the dark void left in their generally, individuals who have com- hearts. pleted many of the promises of ex- With thoughts and feelings far difistence—who have not ended their ferent from these we follow youth to pilgrimage without accomplishing the the tomb. Even when no rare propurposes of their youth, and the mise has been given--when the bud visions of their ambition.

was bursting with no more than the pacities have been filled—their ener- ordinary beauty of early life—when gies awakened-their faculties de- only innocence, and hope, and untried veloped—the secret springs of their ambition, have been summoned, the mind and character touched, and all mind recoils with horror. The passtheir nature unfolded and displayed. ing away of age is only the fulfilment Affection, while it mourns over their of destiny; but youth was not made grave, is consoled and cheered by to die. Here is a calamity which memory, who paints their past great- was not expected, and therefore is not



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easily borne. It is a double woe. It meditation, beneath the overshadowis alike woe to the young eagle stricken ing branches of an oak. I approached down by the thunder, when first respectfully, and said, “My friend, spreading its wings for its heavenward you seem solitary and sad.” flight, and to the trembling, shudder- “Not so," was his reply ; “I am ing creatures left behind. Where shall neither solitary nor sad.” they look for consolation ? How I looked round with an air, doubtdifferent is their sorrow from that of less, of wonderment and unbelief, for the mourner over the grave of matured it attracted his notice, and led to furmanhood, ripened genius, and suc- ther discourse. I could see no living cessful ambition! They possess no thing, neither bird, nor beast, nor inproud recollections to lean on in the sect; the only sights that presented dark hour of weakness and affliction. themselves to the eye were an impeneTheir loss is not only the bereavement trable forest skirting the narrow slip of love-it is the disappointment of of land betwe mountains, a narrow hope-of tenderness—of worldly in- streamlet gliding down the centre, and terest-of deep passion-of a thou- a hut without inhabitant, near which sand gay dreams, and fond aspiring the hoary-headed pilgrim had taken wishes. Every thing is crushed and his station ; and the only sound I broken. The grave of youth is in- heard was the bubbling of the brook, deed a ruin. That of age resembles which seemed to create a deeper the remains of some ancient temple, silence. fallen, it is true, into decay, but “Not solitary?” I asked. mouldering in the lapse of ages, and “Stranger,” continued he, “ have the natural course of things. The you never heard or felt that one may broken arches and dilapidated co-be never less alone than when alone? lumns have served their purposes to These sylvan shades, and this conpast beings, and now, covered with scious heart, touched by a renewing verdant ivy, and associated with no power, bespeak an ever-present Deity; violent and sudden convulsion, they and who can be alone when God is spread a holy and not unpleasing with him?" charm over the scenes of their past “ But may I be allowed, without grandeur. But the grave of youth offence or implied suspicion, to reshocks

every heart like the fragments mark, that a romantic sentiment of of some splendid palace, newly con- this nature has been often uttered by structed for purposes of gaiety and those who have evinced no real knowpleasure—decorated with all the em- ledge of the infinite Being, no acbellishments of taste and fancy, and quaintance with his moral character, furnished with every thing that can and their relation to him, and none minister to joy and pride—but sud- of the devout affection which breathes denly, in the midst of a festival, in the hallowed strains of Israel's shaken down by an earthquake, and pious monarch: 'As the hart panteth burying a crowd of young and happy after the water-brooks, so panteth my hearts beneath the ruins.—New York soul after thee, O God.'" Mirror.

“I know,” said he," the sentiment is often romantic, but with me it is real. I hold converse with the High

est, not as the God of nature only, but In traversing the vale of life, I saw as the God of Scripture ; not as the an aged man sitting, as if in profound Creator of heaven and earth only, but


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as the Redeemer of lost man, through pect to pass over; nor is it a valuable the shedding of the blood of the property lying beyond them, in some Lamb slain from before the foundation fair enclosure which I seek to secure, of the world.'

or which I know to be mine." receive that doctrine He paused, and pointed upward which is often termed, in scorn, evan- once more; I saw it was to the “evergelical?"

lasting hills,” and to his anticipated “ Assuredly; that great elementary possession in heaven. He added, with truth is all my salvation and joy,— inexpressible emotion, “My weary

the blood of Jesus Christ his Son pilgrimage is ended, and I am just at cleanseth from all sin.' Whoever HOME.”From Ward's Miscellany. chooses to mock at, or neglect it, must take the fearful consequences of his derision and infidelity.'

“ Christian pilgrim, I hail your (From Dr. King's Anecdotes of his Own Times.) venerable age, but more venerable ex- AVARICE, says the author of Reperience. You are not, then, solitary ; ligio Medici, seems to me not so much a and I perceive you cannot be sad.vice, as a deplorable piece of madness ;

As to the latter, my worthy visi- and if he had added incurable, his detor, there is enough in my temporal finition would have been perfect; for lot to produce the wretchedness I an avaricious man is never to be cured nevertheless disclaimed. Ah, Sir! unless by the same medicine which my life, like this wide-spreading tree perchance may cure a mad dog. The in its wintry desolation, has no green- arguments of reason, philosophy, or ness; but unlike it, and more de- religion, will little affect him ; he is spoiled by time, I have no branches born and framed to a sordid love of left.'

money, which first appears when he is “ Then you have lost a family ?

very young, grows up with him, and I have lost parents, kinsmen, increases in middle age, and when he wife, and children, the beloved com- is old, and all the rest of his passions panions of earlier days; and I have have subsided, wholly engrosses him. lost property bequeathed, and property The greatest endowments of the mind, acquired, all but my last shelter, that the greatest abilities in a profession, wind-shaken hut; and yet I have an and even the quiet possession of an inheritance, too, and am going to take immense treasure, will never prevail possession."

against avarice. My Lord Hardwick, He lifted up bis eyes, and pointed the late Lord Chancellor, who is said his finger: both appeared in the di- to be worth £800,000, sets the same rection of the lofty mountains. value on halfa crown now as he did when

“ You have an estate, then, beyond he was only worth one hundred. That those hills, and your personal presence great captain, the Duke of Marlbois necessary ? But can you hope, rough, when he was in the last stage under the pressure of so much age of life, and very infirm, would walk and infirmity, to surmount those bar- from the public rooms in Bath to his riers of nature; and will you spend lodgings in a cold dark night to save your last strength in so vain a toil, sixpence in chair hire. If the duke, and to acquire so transient a pos- who left at his death more than a milsession ?

lion and a half sterling, could have “ It is not those mountains," he foreseen that all his wealth and hoexclaimed with energy, “which I ex- nours were to be inherited by a grandson of my Lord Trevor's, who had it, instead of being overjoyed, as any been one of his enemies, would he other person would have been, he have been so careful to save sixpence began to lament the loss (as he called it) for the sake of his heir ? Not for the of his sixty guineas. His contrivance, sake of his heir ; but he would always therefore, now was how to cheat the have saved a sixpence. Sir James oculist: he pretended that he had only Lowther, after changing a piece of a glimmering, and could see nothing silver in George's Coffee-house, and perfectly : for that reason the bandage paying twopence for his dish of coffee, on his eye was continued a month was helped into his chariot (for he was longer than the usual time ; by this then very lame and infirm), and went means he obliged Taylor to compound home; some little time after he re- the bargain, and accept of twenty turned to the same coffee-house on guineas; for a covetous man thinks purpose to acquaint the woman who no method dishonest which he may kept it that she had given him a bad legally practise to save his money. halfpenny, and demanded another in Sir William was an old bachelor, and exchange for it. Sir James had about at the time Taylor couched him, had £40,000 per annum, and was at a a fair estate in land, a large sum of loss whom to appoint his heir. I money in the stocks, and not less than knew one Sir Thomas Colby, who £5000 or £6000 in his house. But lived at Kensington, and was, I think, to conclude this article: all the draà commissioner in the victualling- matic writers, both ancient and mooffice; he killed himself by rising in dern, as well as the keenest and most the middle of the night when he was elegant satirists, have exhausted their in a very profuse sweat, the effect of whole stock of wit to expose avarice ; a medicine which he had taken for this is the chief subject of Horace's that purpose, and walking down stairs satires and epistles; and yet the to look for the key of his cellar, which character of a covetous man hath he had inadvertently left on a table in never yet been fully drawn or suffihis parlour: he was apprehensive that ciently explained. The Euclio of his servants might seize the key, and Plautus, the L'Avare of Moliere, and rob him of a bottle of port wine. the Miser of Shadwell, have been all This man died intestate, and left exceeded by some persons who have more than £200,000 in the funds, existed within my own knowledge. which was shared among five or six If you could bestow on a man of this day-labourers, who were his nearest disposition, the wealth of both the relations. Sir William Smyth, of Indies, he would not have enough ; Bedfordshire, who was my kinsman, because by enough (if such a word is when he was near seventy, was wholly to be found in the vocabulary of deprived of his sight; he was per- avarice) he always means something suaded to be couched by Taylor, the more than he is possessed of. Crassus, oculist, who by agreement was to who had a yearly revenue sufficient to have sixty guineas if he restored his maintain a great army, perished topatient to any degree of sight; Taylor gether with his son, in endeavouring succeeded in his operation, and Sir to add to his store. In the fable of William was able to read and write Midas, the poet had exhibited a comwithout the use of spectacles during plete character, if Midas, instead of the rest of his life ; but as soon as the renouncing the gift which the god -operation was performed, and Sir had bestowed on him, had chosen to William perceived the good effects of die in the act of creating gold.



Even snuff, my old friend Abernethy “What can be more deleterious used to say, fuddles the nose; but the than tobacco ? Many an honest fumes of tobacco possess a power of Deutcher have I seen smoking him- stupifying all the senses and all the self into the grave!

faculties, by slow but enduring intoxRauch-Rauch-immer Rauch!

ication, in dull obliviousness. I reThe countenance pale and haggard ; dical and Chirurgical Review, so long

collect reading, I believe in the Methe frame emaciated; the propensity and so creditably conducted by Dr. to smoke irresistible !

Clutterbuck, the address of a pro* A pipe ! a pipe! my heart's blood for a pipe?'fessor in some American University to Neither is there need of much physio- his pupils, on the bad effects of tobacco, logical acuteness, to account for the This address, sensible and spirited, bad effects of this pernicious habit on seemed to come from the professor's the health. Tobacco is a very pow- very heart. He deprecated, in the erful narcotic poison. If the saliva, most forcible manner, the practice of the secretion of which it provokes, be smoking which had been recently impregnated with its essential oil and taken up; and said, “That prior to so swallowed, the deleterious influ- the period when pipes were to be ence is communicated directly to the seen in the mouth of every student, stomach ; or if, as more frequently the youths of the university were as happens, it is ejected, then the bland different in their looks from the indiest fluid of the human frame, that viduals with whom he was then surwhich, as a solvent and diluent, per- rounded, as health from disease.” forms an office in digestion secondary From Early Years and Late Refleconly to the gastric juice itself, is lost. tions. London, 1836.


“THERE the pale orphan, whose unequal strength

Loathes the incessant toil it must pursue,
Pines for the cool sweet evening's twilight length,
The sunny play-hour, and the morning's dew :
Worn with its cheerless life's monotonous hue.
Bowed down, and faint, and stupified it stands ;
Each half-seen object reeling to its view-

While its hot, trembling, languid little hands
Mechanically heed the task-master's commands.

There, sounds of wailing grief and painful blows
Offend the ear, and startle it from rest
(While the lungs gasp what air the place bestows);
Or misery's joyless vice, the ribald jest,
Breaks the sick silence : staring at the guest
Who comes to view their labour, they beguile
The unwatched moment; whispers half supprest

And mutterings low, their faded lips defile,
While gleams from face to face a strange and sullen smile.

These, then, are his companions: he, too young
To share their base and saddening merriment,
Sits by: his little head in silence hung;
His limbs cramped up; his body weakly bent;

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