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Adam, thu father.of tho race, wus u garden
er. Ho had,,howcvor, a strange propensity
for tasting uuwliolsomc fruit, which produced
very injurious effects, both upon himself and
liia oftspring. '
Noah was a shipwright, and a husbandman;
ho navigated tho whole earth in his. ark, and
goi ' mobs over in his vinyard.
Solomon was an architect, a pool and a
philosopher ; his conduct, however, was not
always by lino and rulo ; ho trod the circle
oLdissiDsiion. was erratic ia his imagina
tions, and violated his own maxims. His
conscionce and strong th of mind liowevcr ro
claimed him. and his repentance is tho most
beautiful of tho works which ho has left for
tho contemplation of his species.
Tho Apostlo Paul was a tcnt-makor, and
labored with his hands at his vocation, v. Me
ho ondcavored to infuse into tho minds of bis
follow men. tho important truths of rovola
tion. -While he screvnod them with earthly
tabornaelea from the weather, ho held above
their souls tho tegis of di vino perfection.
Matthow was a poor fisherman ; ho rolin.
quished hisiiumUo calling for that of u mis
sionary, and toiled assiduously to druw men
from the fiery billows of perdition.
QuintiisCincinnatus wus :i plowman, ond
was invoked to thu government und dictator
ship of Rome, Hislubors in tho political field
were as successful as thoso upon the soil.
Arsaces was n private mechanic, and was
i . . . . I .1' tl...l !- !- II-
railed 10 lounu inc itunuwn umpire, nu
built a powerful nation, nnd erected for him
.self n mausoleum ol fame, which in iudis
Tamerlane,1 tho conqucorof Asia, was al
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Oregon Spectator .
ME ' t tact itty. (Onimlmt,
"Westward the Sulr 6ttajW lakes Its way?
K, u n T f ftMlfl
mcr in Largo, of Scotland. Ho was employ.
ed in the capacity of herdsman. Ilia pen
oil was a stick, and the ground his slate,
From being the companion of cattle, he bo
camo the peer of learned men.
James Ferguson was in earlier years a
shepherd ; watched the stars at night like
his predecessor of Ci.aldca, and liko them
was led by his favoring planet to the contem
plation of the goodness, und magnificence of
thu works of Ueity.
William (lillbrd was bound out to a shoe
rouker, after having servid a number of
years in a small coaster ascabiu boy. Do
ing too K"ir to purchase stationery, he usrd
to hammer out smoothly us possible bits of
leather, on which he tiuced problem with
his awl. In later years, his critical awl pier
ced the souls of many hickleys scribblers.
The Full of Jerusarqm.
Tho fall of our illustrious and happy city
was supernatural. Tho destruction of the
I conquered was against the first principles of
the Uoimui policy ; and to the last hour or
t&i - '
1 ' 1 Vt MrM,.;SAili
sv u muchanio; he rough hewed Hajazct, uiidour national existence, Rome held out offers
carved his way to fortunu and glory. of pence, nnd lamented our frantic disposition
Massrnclo, u Neapolitan fisherman, was to jlc nn(J0ne. Hut the decree was gone forth
wised to tho command of fifty thousand men, ( mightier throne. During the latter
unit gave up tisii tines lor uayoncis, ami river
Lcinarfor scenes of carnage.
John, of Leyden, in Germany, was a tai
lor, and robo to the dignity of a king. He
cut ftayhiaiself a bad piece of work, howev
it, and afterwards camo to a miserable end.
His gooso did not fly well.
Zcno, tho famous Bishop of Constaiitia, who
hud tho largest diocese in that country, was
.1 weaver. -Ho directed bis attention to ilui
Jiubits of both soul and body.
Stephen Tudiner, H batter in Upper Aus
tria, was made general, and commanded six
ty thousand of an army. He made hats for
others, but preferred for himself a chapfati.
Walmer, n shoemaker, succeeded him in
command, but was slain by Count I'upcn
heim. Hoeouerted his awl into a sword.
but 'his lost state was worse than the lir&t.
Mr. Kdniund, a buker, of Sterling in Scot
laud, showed such unparalleled bruveiy in
thu Swedish wars under that 'thunderbolt of
war (iiistavus Adolpbus,' that he was made
a general. A maker of bread might lie sup
posed to know how to rise.
Peter tho (Jreat, Kinpcror of Russia, work
imI at shipbuilding. He tauglit the Russian
Hear how to, manage a boat.
Charles II., of ISnjjland, was 'a turner in
ivory, nor could ufi'uirs of stoto divert !iim
from ins morning task at tho lathe. I Ic turn
ed his mind however to other amusements
wh(h. tasked his health, und pured awuy his
Louis XIV., of Franco, was one of tho best
watchmakers of his reign. He forgot tho bur
dens of power, in following the light foot
stops of tune, and escaped the fluttering of
parasites on the pinions of chronometers.
William tho IV., of lingland, was a sailor,
and rose from tho forocastlo to tho throne ;
ho managed tho ship of statu with nautical
address, and bent her a considerable wuy up
tin) harbor of Reform.
Bonjutnin Franklin was a printer, philoso-
ihor and statesman. He drew lightning from
icavon, and left his tiumo in largo Caps up
on tho annals of his country. His spirit is
among tho .
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and
William Henry Harrison were furmura. Fermi
tho pursuit of agriculture they went forth to
pursue tho enemies of tbeircountry.und from
thu fields of death gathered tho 'Golden Im
mortal Sir.Richard Arkwrichl, who first conceiv
ed theidoa of spinning cotton by means of
tnachinory, paused tno earlier years 01 111s
lifo in pursuing the huk'ihlo occupation of u
barber. His genius proved brighter than his
John Leslie, Professor of Natural Phtloso.
phy iii E'Jinburg, was tho eon of a poor far-
(lavs 01 iiiosipl'C, a noswinv 10 wmen inai 01
a man was as a grain oi band to the tempest
that drives it on, ovcrpowcird our strengtii
and senses. Fearful shnpes and voices in
thu air visions starting u from our short
and troublesome sleep lunacy in its hide
ous forms sudden doattfin the midst of vi
gor tho fury of the elements let loose upon
our heads. We had ovcrv terror and evil
tlml cotrld beset Imnian nattire,J'biit-'jesti
Icnce, the most probable ot all, in a city
crowded with the famishing, tho diseased, tho
Hounded, and the dead. Yet though the
streets were covered with unburietl, though
every well and trench was teeming, though
m. hundred thousand corpses lay Hung over
'the ramparts, and lay naked to the sun, pes
tilence came not for if it hud come, tho cue
mj would have been scared away. Hut '-tho
alKiminatiou of desolation," tho Pagan stan
dard, was fixed Where it was to remain until
the plough hud passed over tho ruins of Jeru
salem. On this fatal tiiyht no man laid his bend
upon the pillow. Ilenven and earth were in
conflict. Meteors burned over us tho ground
slindc under our feet tho volcanoes blazed
the wind burst forth in irresistible 'blasts,
and swept the living und tho dcud in whirl
winds far into tho desert. Wo heard tho IhjI
lowing of tho distant Mediterranean, as if its
waters were at our sides, swelled by tho do-
luge. 1 no laKuti unit rivers roared anu in
undated tho land. Tho lierv sword shot out
tenfold fire showers of blood fell thundor
icaled from c'vory quarter of tho heavens
ightniug, in immense sheets, of an intensity
ami duration that turned the darkness into
more than day, withering oyo and soul, burn
ed from the zenith to tho ground, and mark
ed its track by forests of flame, and shatter
ed tho sun ifts of tho hills. Dofcnce was
unlhoui'ht jf, for tho mortal enemy had pass
ed from tho mind. Our hearts quaked for
fear ; but it wa.s to seo tho powers of heaven
shaken. All cast away the shield r.nd spear,
und crouched buforo tho descending judg.
Wo wero conscience-smitten. Our cries
of remorse, anguish, and' horror wore heard
through tho uproar ot tho storm. We howl
ed to caverns to hide us. We plunged into
tho sepulchres to escape tho wrath that con
sumed tho living. Wo would have buried
ourselves under tho mountains. I knew tho
cause tho unspoakablo causo, and knew
thnt the last hour of crime was at hand. A
fow fugitives, astonished to see one man
amongst them not sunk into tho lowest fee
bleness ot fear, camo around me, and bo
sought mo to lead thorn to somo place of safe
ty, If such wore now to bo found on earth.
I told thorn openly that thoy'wero to dio, and
IMI , ! I I ., .1 ,,M 11 1, I W
coujttsellea4 tbem to die in the kallo wed ground
of the Temple. . They followed; and lied
through streets encumbered, with every tnape
of human' sufferings) to the loot of Mount No
riah; ;Jjut beyond that, we fcundj advaooe
impossible. Piles of clouds, whose darkness
wan palpablo even iij the midnight in which
we stood, covered the holy hill. Impatient,
and not to be daunted by any thing that roan
could overcome. I cheered nv disheartened
band, and attempted to lead tho way .up the
ascents ; but f had scarcely entered tho cloud
when I was swept doNtfnjfcm gust that tore
the rocks in a flinty show'el around me. ,
Now camo tho last and1 most wonderful
sign that marked tho fate of rejected Israel.
While I lay helpless, 1 heariUho whirlwind
roar through the cloudy hill, add vapors be-
gan to revolve. A pale light, liko that of the
rfc&g moon, quivered on the edges of the
horizon, and tho clouds roso rapidly, shaping
themselves into the forms of battlements and
towers. The sound of voices was heard with-
in, low and distinct, yet strangely sweet. Stiff
Win lustre brightened, and thu airy building
row, tower on tower, and battlement on bat
tlement, in awe that held us mute. We knelt
and gazed on this more than mortal architec
ture, that continued rising and sprcading,and
ulowint; with a serener light, still'soft and sil
very, yet to which tho broadest moonlight was
dim. At last, it-stood forth to earth and heav
en, tho colossal imago of the first temple of
tho building raised by llio wisest or men, and
consecrated by the visibleJglorv. , f
All Jerusalem saw the imaee. and the about
that ia the midst of their despair, aaoeaded
from the thousands and tens of ..thousands,
namwawi piuuu .reinemonuioBa wwv latere.
But a hymn was heard that might hayo hush
ed the world besides. Never fell prfmy cars,
ncvor on the human sense, a sound so majes
tic, yet so subduing so lull or melancholy,
yet of grandeur and command. Tho .vast
portal opened, and from it marched a host,
such as man had never seen before, such as
man shall never seo but once again the
guardian amrcls of tbo citv of David. Thov
camo forth gloriously, but woo in all their
steps tho stars upon their hclmetsdim
their robes stained tears flowing downrheir
celestial beauty. " Let us go hence" was their
song of sorrow. " Lei us go hence," was an
swered by sad eches ofthe mountains. "Let
tut go hence" swelled upon tho night to tho
furthormost limits of tho land.
Tho procession lingered long upon the sum
mit 'of tho hill. The thunders pealed, and
they rose at tho command, diffusing' waves
of' light over tho ex'pausoof heaven. Tho
chorus was heard, still magnificent and mel
ancholy, when thoir splendor was diminish
ed to the brightness, of a star. Then the
thunder roared again tho cloudy Temple
was scattered on the wind and darkness,
tho omen of tho grave, settled upon Jerusa
lem. Croltfa Salathiel.
English View's op Ambkica. In tho course
of somo envious remarks on tho victorious
career of thoUnited States forces in Mexico,
tho London Pictorial Times gives vent to the
following languago in relation to our pro.
Tho present' position of tho United States
is unparalleled in the history of tho world.
In very much less than a century they havo
sprung from comparative nothingness to 00
cupy a very prominent and influential posi
lion. among tho nations of the'cartlt'rThat
influence and that power ia to bo used-for
good or for evil. Tpey are wveii now trem
bling in thu balance ; and all wiso and good
men, in all parts of tho world, are curious
and anxious for the result. A future desti
ny for tho1 United States opens in briUiant
prospective before us. Ere tho oloeo of this
ctntury it is estimated sho will havo a hun
dred1 millions of people, and will occupy a
breadth ofterritory In comparison ith which
all Europe sinka into the shade. But sot In
extent alone is this future immensity
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penence of the oM wpfNTW
solved U, whet herbridt
their high destlnlesTT T., .ilvM"
tin. JxcnoH's XaV'tbi &ixt&
nis Men. Much has bee&wMWmKSP
ness anu impetuosity or uenTJi
following thoWitat'wlth all hfa
ho still careln- afl'd'prff Msisi-
irommow. i.uxureas: .. , ?
", A cltaraeterietie. wninftUiml JbssW
stern, valiant, and upa.isstw sii 'SMMfasii
commaader, te whoaa, mmimWSKi
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fkaa iahaai tBaaaBMBamakaBi '
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bo ablo'to prcKot it k the iMllMj
authority of the persoo .ta.whom, Jad
mado tho statement. OuiJnfbrmant aniT
ved at NowOricans op,the.iMJithif J'ehni-
ary, 1815, (about feur.w.ejshd any.ywiweara
ing yjewry over uie,pfiuB;.MQ;apaag,,fiJ ,
intimate personal friend of Jaokaptupisjassd , ,
cdto tho GcnoraJs'.kea3w W., '
wmi mm, mainiy, upon. uwisJHflPSjas ea'WSXr
recent streafbattk. , ,A fW naaaal jaw iiiaw
of the clrcumatances of the
ireai wuooui awcmpuaw.i
pled in tkeir attack en earl
knew you would not have tafataita
yon did,'withou1'gfod rtsiiaa.' Yes,fjsid
Jackson, Ihad gpodjressnaw .ftr:.mjmml
duct. I Jcnew that my brave volunteers went)
tiiese breastworks, they could defend :lwsaw:
selves against the beat. troops. Jsitht.iNerld.
But I knew that in the open BeJdaheirwjaA
of military experience, and discipliiiNu)i
exposo them to terrible loss from tbeufMeJg
the well drilled veterans of tWujarfijrr
still capable of opposiiig M9awe
battalions to mo It is irueTVebuhajS)
routed them andcuioffthekrseiJ.anlis--
stroyed or captured their, wh, Jbroehsjl j
would have been at thesacriies) ofikaajMian -,
of my best volunteers an nnasesasary sa
crifice, hecause my suooess was. ooasflsas
without it.. J had done aUthatwuta MsVL,
sired. And then totbinkof throwiaf away
tho lives of my brave voluateers' siiA JtsB
old General, indignant at tlMidsiof anasi'A.(
wanton saorifice my brave Tsaaaaasajwv
untcers t . many of Whom, nana knra rf sisjk,t.,
teen and twenty, were brought to sne atJWi.i,
vmo Hum ,uw country y '" "..nn'MK-al
somo instances oy tneir wioowea ntlatai -1-
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wtio said to me, nore uenerai.ts.oar awr
- . j' tl . - e'if. ? TM.a'jr.
son or, as Romeumes, wasjp;. one
urougm inrco or lour eoys am."
our sons ! Take them, ami malte't
fnr f ,.; oAim'lrv! 'Bill' ' rl til aTlr
them 1 But dohh expose thetf ttnVi iaiallN'tf
lv! Tako good care' ef iherh,tiMiratr V
' Why'continued' Jaekeen,'' byihe fMrait t
I woull'nt giva'tlM lives of-. twarrfA
mv brave Te'anessea veiyifers fcf taiLiis
British army IV ' .Mi inHfkfi,
A powcriui cxpreamoaoi msa feas
manlty which so well sHDiaairua
and of a juetapareeiatiaaafisW
lifo of an American ciusen
wet regret to reaeattaa
funitv which accowaailad
ed'by its'aasoclatieM 'tkaa
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flew up to aeaven'f aaaaerji
eu aa lie snivp.H ja,, ana
gel, sehe wata.l.iovai,i
on. the werd,.adrWtUd jt out
A aood book and aaoed
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