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Keep Your Boys at Home in the Evening. | teaching him only evil. Do not fear that you
My friend, do you know where your boy boy will be a milk-sop if yon restrain him from found his amusement last night, when you al- | these things. Teach him yourself to be manly lowed him to go out for an hour, and he tran- and noble; to hate low and vicious ways, and scended the time? No, you do not know; but to shun the people who practice them. Teach somebody knows that he was in a place that him that it is disgraceful to be with companions would make you and his mother shudder to see
whom he would not introduce to his motber him, and with companions by whom you would and sisters. In short, make him happy at home. feel disgraced, had they entered your doors. Be- Teach him to respect himself- and he will then lieve it or not, you are to blame for this. Had be loth to exchange your pleasant, cheerful and you kindly and pleasantly engaged his attention ; refined home-comforts for the low haunts of had you provided him with some agreeable vice that would lure him to ruin. recreation at home, accompanied him to some interesting lecture or concert, or taken him to
Gail Hamilton's Books. make a pleasant call on a friend's family, he Who does not relish the writings of Gail would have escaped the contagion with which Hamilton ? She is, to be sure, no smooth, senhie came in contact last evening.
timental writer, who invites you by gracefully " What can I do?” you ask.
turned periods and soft, mellifluous language. Provide amusement at home. If you huve a She knows what she wants to say, and she says piano, let the children dance. It will do them it -- sometimes a thought too dictatorially, but good, physically and mentally. Do not be in the main, with a vigor, depth of meaning, afraid of dancing because your strict neighbor, and honesty of purpose that onght to delight, next door, condemos it. His boy was at the and does really delight, most readers. ller same place, last evening with your son weapons are turned right and left, making stern learning to smoke, to drink even
warfare upon matters that do not come up to notice how anxious he was that
should not her standard of truth and right. Even into the come near enough to take his breath ?) Learn- depths of the very creed which, we are told, ing to speak vulgar and profane words, to make she professes, she goes, boldly, and without the low jests, and to copy the slang of the company fear of man before her eyes, and battles there he keeps. Would dancing have hurt him like most bravely; sometimes with a weapon that that? If there are not enough in your own only backs and hews, yet does most essential family to dance, call in the neighbors and their service in the cause of truth ; and, still oftener, children. It will brighten them up after the with the keen, brightly-polished Damascus fatigue of school and study hours. Occasionaly blade, that cuts more deeply into falsehool, take out the checker and back-gammon board, bigotry and selt-righteousness. Every thing and invite him to a trial of skill with yourself. true and beautiful. commends itself to her; but Even noiser games may sometimes be played - she opens, and sifts, and lays bare with a mer not rudely nor roughly, but in a way that will ciless hand, assisted by a searching eye, to find satisfy his exuberant spirits. Boys are like soda out if, after all, it is not a sham. You cannot bottles — they must be allowed to effervesce cheat her, woman though she be, with makesomewhat, or they will burst their bounds. believes in religion, in polities, in domestic and. Don't leave them to Aatten down into insipidity, we doubt not, in political economy. She knows but just turn the sparkling fluid into the right the ring of the pure coin, and will not be satdirection.
isfied with Brummagen. She can detect a Mother! you tremble, when you take your falsity underlying a smooth and polished exlittle boys to the cars, and warn them, over and terior, as easily as she could the brightest and over again, of the danger of carelessness in newest of Attleboro' jewelry; and, you may be
wish you could make a bonfire of those handLetter from Thomas Starr King.
some-typed books, in which you have cracked
up baby-mountains as though they are full We do not fear to be considered as resuming grown ?” How cute and funny he looked a worn-out theme, when we introduce into and how cheap I felt! But, then, there isn't our pages one of the sweet, familiar letters of
room in Coos County for the Sierras; and the Starr King. So long as worth and goodness White Mountains are as big a dose of sublimity are appreciated on the earth, so long will that as the district can stand. Alas ! I didn't think rare spirit hold its fragrance in our memories of this answer till the spirit had melted off from Even though we cease to mourn for him, there his seat on the south dome of the valley here, are times when the hearts that loved and hon
- a rock 4,967 feet sheer over the plain. No; ored him will send out a cry, like that which I forget: it was on the obelisk, fifteen bundred arose from the followers of the noble Scot —
feet higher than this, that he so impudently “ O Douglas, Douglas! tender and true! ten- leered at New Hampshire and its mountainder and true!"
annalist. The following was addressed to his beloved
You can have no conception of the variety friend, Dr. Ballou. It is characteristic of the and majesty of the rock-walls, cones, turrets, writer, and imbued with that wonderful love of and domes of this valley. I supposed that groNature and her works, that so often called from tesqueness would be the prominent characterishis lips and pen the finest and most graphic tic of the cliffs and pillars. But the forms are descriptions -- the sweetest of word-painting.
very noble. Grotesqueness, or mere Egyptian Yo-Semite Falls and Notch, July 17, 1860.
mass and heaviness, is the exception, not the My dear DOCTOR, — This is Tuesday even- rule. We have persons in our party who have ing; and I am writing to you by camp-fire scoured Switzerland, and travelled extensively light in the great Yo-Semite Notch, where the among the Peruvian Andes : and they say that grandeur of the Sierras seems to concentrate no such rock-scenery is offered by Alps or Corand knot itself, as it were.
We arrived here dilleras. on Sunday afternoon; and ever since I have
And the waterfalls ! - I have been surfeited been “on the go” among the marvels and with the beauty and wildness of them. It has splendors of the wondrous pass. And all the been an unusually wet spring, and the falls are time I have been thinking of you, — of how all in full health and giee. While I write by greatly you would enjoy the scenery, and of this camp-fire, the roar is filling my ears of the the immensely greater pleasure it would give Yo-Semite Fall, — a mile distant, lovely as the me to travel with you on foot and by horse. comet of 1858, which it resembles in shape, Perhaps, however, if you were here we should that leaps 1,497 feet in one pitch, and then bet; and then, as you are so much more accom
instantly takes another of 462, and then a third plished in faro and thimble-rigging and crib- of 518. They are all visible in one view; and bage, and such clerical graces, no doubt another a more entrancing picture it is impossible to little paper would have to be printed, very conceive. This is the fall, I believe, that costly to me, running, “ Dic, quo pignore cer- called a tape-line, when he saw it last Septemtes ? ” or something like that.
ber. I am sorry that he could not have seen it Ah, doctor! what is there not to see in this as I have enjoyed it the last two days. valley, in the line of majestic rock and cata- Last evening, before sunset, I visited the bri. rart wildness? I have seen the genius loci to- dal-veil Falls, which leap 809 feet without a
back of this, half a mile distant, just under an RHYMES TO “ MONTH” AND “ ORANGE." obelisk 2,000 feet sheer, the river plunges 900 An elaborate discussion has for sometime been feet, which is called the Nevada Fall. And the going on in the columns of the London Athewalls that enclose this water-magnificence are neum relating to the difficulty of finding rhymes more grand than the White-mountain Notch. to “month” and “orange., After many at
Above the Nevada Fall I climbed 1,500 feet tempts no one is as yet perfectly successful. again, to see the snow-streaked turrets of the We subjoin two of the latest. great Sierras. Two of the peaks visible there,
One correspondent—a young lady, perhapsand quite near, are 13,600 feet. On that path,
suggests :Alpheus Bull, who is with killed a rattle
" The man mutht be a thilly dunth, snake; and on that path, when we saw the gray Who cannot find a rhyme to month; old monarchs holding up the frost wherever it
And any baby at bith porringe
Could either thuck or rhyme to orange." could loosen, I thought of my visit to Mount Hayes.
Porringe,” she says, " is the proper form of But the camp-fire burns low. Don't read porridge, and the root from which porringer, this scrawl for any definite information, but still in use for porridge-pot, is derivel.” only as a confession of friendship, and of sor- A more practised hand, that of Mr. Oxenrow, that, even among such material grandeurs, ford, gets through the difficulty thus :I am so far from one I respect and love so “Let mem'ry through the chronicles of war range, deeply. Give cordial regards to all your family.
Ascending Time's great stream, that swiftly run'th;
Let us recall how William, Prince of Orange, Add an especially warm greeting to Mr. Tweed.
Resisted Louis many a weary month. We are to start in the morning for San Fran
JOHN OXEN FORD." cisco, where I have had great and undeserved The young lady and the practised writer
Yet my heart is in New England. equally overcome the difficulty by evasion. A Do write again to your constant friend, lisp is illegitimate, and “ porringe" is not in
T. S. Kixg.
use. Mr. Pope, the elder, would have described P. S. - We have left the Yo-Semite ; and
as very bad rhyme to orange. after two days' ride on horseback, are at Coul
" Run'th” is inadmissible. terville, where I am to mail the letter. I for
Rhymes to “ month” and “orange" are still got to say that I visited the mammoth trees of to seek. Mariposas the day before we reached Yo-Se
The above recalls a famous challenge and mite, and enjoyed a glorious afternoon-hour offer of a prize for rhyming to the word porwith the stately old conservatives. I measured ringer. The difficulty was solved by one venone that was ninety feet in girth at the ground, turous bard, who boldly ignored the proper and saw more than two hundred that ranged construction of sentences, after the following from forty to seventy-five feet in circumference. fashion :They have a tawny bark, entirely different in
"The Duke of York a daughter had, color from any other trees of the California for
He gave the Prince of Orange ber, ests, and look leoline in hue as well as mass.
And I have come to claim the prize
For making rhyme to porringer." Yet how our senses fool us! I was immensely disappointed in the first view of the ninety-teet Methuselah in the Mariposas Grove, seen among Ever since the world of periodical literature such a crowd of majestic forest-senators. But began, editors have been croaking over the yesterday I saw one standing alone in a grove sorrows of confinement to the sphere of their near Crane's Flat; and I said, “ Here is a chap labors during the sultry months. “Oh, for a that comes up to the mark.” How imposing in breath of the sea !” ** What would we give for bulk and height he was, with his branches up- the luxury of mountain air which our friends stretched like a harp! I was truly overawed. are enjoying !” Dear reader, our TABLE should Out came the tape-line. Surely he is over not groan over your journeyings from home. ninety feet! I put it around him. The fatal If we cannot share them, we will hope to greet string showed only fifty-six. At home, among you with the fruit of our toil, when you returu,
nom feet-weary, from your wan
Postmaster at a very small office. Alumni ORATION AND Poem. A beautiful | Four times a member of the Illinois Legislature, copy of the Oration and Poem delivered before and was a member of the lower house of the Alumni Association of Tufts College, July Congress.” Published by Walker, Fuller & Co. 12, 1865, lies on our table.
Now, that the smoke and din of battle has The Oration, entitled “ The Demands of the Country upon the Cultured Man,” by Elmer passed, we may well begin to count our gains
and losses. A man in the cars, the other day, Hewitt Capen, is a finished specimen of ora
affirmed, with foaming mouth and profane tory — refined, classic, embodying severe truths in clear and beautiful language, and clothing but an increase of tares ! Have we gaineal
speech, that we had gained nothing, by this war, the loftiest sentiments of loyalty in words burn- nothing? Is it nothing that slavery has received ing with eloquence.
its death-blow? Is it nothing that they who Brief, terse and comprehensive, are the sen
have so long been pining in bondage, have come tences which glance backwards to the time
out into the glorious light of Freedom ? Free when our forefathers sought these shores — the
to choose the path of honorable labor — free time “ when the glorious divinities, Liberty and
to enjoy the sacred institutions of family rights Learning, walked hand in hand, and the wedded
and privileges — free to worship God? Is it pair took passage in the Mayflower,” — and for nothing, that the overseer's lash is to be laid ward to the sad, yet glorious events of later
upon human backs no more? If not, then inyears, which are described in glowing words.
deed have the martyred hosts lain down their The long extract from the Poem, by George lives in vain. In vain have the good and the Curtis Waldo, which will be found in our pres- brave fallen. ent number, will, we trust, make our readers
Thank God! there is not one true heart desire to peruse the whole poem. The tribute
among us that will echo that intemperate speech. to our martyred President is beyond any thing We know how vast has been the sacrifice. We we have seen since his death.
also are learning to know how grand and gloThe Oration and Poem are bound in one
rious will be the result. Only learning? Yes, volume, beautifully printed on fine paper, and only learning. Great truths may strike us at in different styles of plain and ornamental bind- first; but it takes time to incorporate their graning. Published and for sale by the New England deur with our deepest thoughts — to take them Universalist Publishing House, 37 Cornhill, in as a part of our very being. In after years, Boston, at $1.25 per copy.
it will be almost difficult to realize that the Lessons ON THE SUBJECT OF RIGHT AND great, hideous blot of slavery ever sullied the Wrong. Crosby & Ainsworth have published fair fame of our nation. And when that time a neat little work for the use of Families and comes, it will be when every disloyal heart shall Schools, with the above title. Seventeen ques have renounced its sin and folly, and risen into tions, at the end, are answered in the body of the great principles of freedom for all. the work. " THE PRESIDENT'S WORDS.” Under this 0, waste not thou the smallest thing
Created by Divinity ; simple and unaffected title, a book, small in
For grains of sands the mountains make, size and attractive in appearance, commends And atomies infinity. itself to American readers, and embodies suffi
0, waste not thou the smallest time, cient wisdom and good sense, to make it accep
'Tis imbecile infirmity ; table to our friends across the water.
For well thou knowest, if aught thou knowest,
That seconds form eternity. His own record of his life, comprised in a few
"A MOTHER" writes to the DRAWER thus :
“My homepathic physician had furnished me In a certain town in Connecticut, it was voted, with a list of articles of food, which he chose to against the wishes of the elderly part of the prohibit while taking his medicine. It was read congregation, to tear down the old church and aloud, in the family. Little Frank was present build a new one. One old lady was especially at the reading, but no one supposed that he bitter on the subject. Finding that it was noticed it, as he was only between three and actually determined on, she waited upon the four years old. But, one day, as he sat at my building committee, and charged them not to feet, I bent my head to bite one of his golden destroy the pulpit. They promised to take it curls. into consideration, and, if the majority agreed “ Mamma must not do that,” he said, lookto have it in the new church, they would cering very roguishly. tainly put it there.
“Why, pray ?” I asked. Well,” said the old lady, “they had best “ Because Doctor G. says you must not eat agree to it, for they'll never find sich a bit of young animals !” sculpter as that ayin!”
The flesh of young animals was among the Old John Wigglesworth had a mortal aver
prohibited articles on the list. sion to hearing any one speak on the subject of
Our small "two-and-a-half” walked into the Death. Although a member of the church, and nursery yesterday, with a very consequential believing firmly that his membership would strut, and, with a very contemptuous glance at save him from future punishment, the subject his little frock, called out, “ Nanny, bring me continued to be distasteful to him as long as he my long-tailed coat!” lived; and he had a way of evading it by the most tritling and irrelevant responses.
An old woman comes daily to our house, begIn the dying hour — only a few moments,
ging for food. She absolutely refuses everyindeed, before he died, a neighbor came in, to thing but the most costly luxuries of the table. take a last farewell.
In vain, we offer her the best of bread, the 6 Uncle John," said the visitor, “ you are
freshest of vegetables, and all those nice little going home rapidly; you have only a few min
contrivances by which a well-ordered household utes to stay with us.”
is daily fed. The dying man attempted to raise his head,
“ No, ma'am,” is her invariable answer. “I but was too far gone. He feebly whispered,
can't eat such things; but if you have some " Jacob, which way is the wind ?”
pies and cake, or a little preserve, I shall be
glad of them." The aged deacon of a church being expos
She evidently thinks that plain fare is not tulated with, by one of the members, upon the
worth begging for. impropriety of continuing his habit of taking a A COUNTRY friend writes to us :-* A rer. glass of liquor at certain hours of the day, an- erend minister, who passed away half a century swered, meekly, “ Well, brother W., you know
ago, was considered very effective in prayer.
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