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There is something more, we trust, in his correct the disaster he has committed. His case, than a merely morbid mental state. A repentance may, at least, deter others from tbe better moral view of the significance of life we great crime. Such, if this report about Bulver hope has dawned upon him. His last two works is correct, will be, we hope, the effect of his have surprised the world by their improved example. moral tone, and their undiminished intellectual vigor and brilliancy. In one of them he re- THE QUESTION IN EUROPE.-Our own country peatedly refers to a religious biography as the has almost alone the unenviable credit of dis great book of the times for the support of a puting the Scriptural hypothesis of the unity suffering soul—the Life of Robert Hall a work of the human race. At the thirty-first meeting with which he is himself evidently too familiar of the Society of German Naturalists, held lately not to have received from it a profound im- at Gottingen, Professor Magner (Holforth) of pression. The remark imputed to him by the Gottingen read an address in which he treated, papers as above, would seem to indicate, in con- with much severity, the new speculations on nection with these facts, that that corrected the subject, giving no quarter to the few Gerview of life, which often, though it may be mans who have adopted it. The subject he had through deep anguish, raises it to its true chosen was “On certain Portions and Modes of significance, has dawned upon the conscience Considerations of Anthropology." A better of this greatest but most perverted of our pop- title, he observed, would perhaps have been, ular writers.
“On the Creation of Man and the Substance of There is, probably, in every man's history, a the Soul." The main objects of his address period when the soul-divinely illuminated for were, Ist, the praise of Blumenbach; and 2d, however brief a time-looks out with a right a polemical attack on the anthropological views and therefore a startling vision upon life of a modern author whom he did not name, when it sees things as they are probably seen but who is supposed to be Carl Vogt, whose docby a man dying in the full possession of his trines he denounced as immoral and derogatory faculties--when the past shows itself in its to human nature. After explaining Blumentrue relation to the eternal future. A man bach's doctrine of the five races which showed thus aroused wakes up as from a dream, and no greater differences than the local and geoperceives that his life has been without moral graphical varieties of the same species in many import-has been a failure, so far as all its of our domestic animals, and which had been ultimate designs are concerned. Such is the confirmed by modern science, he stated that case in respect to life as ordinarily pursued; these views were still further strengthened by but how much more remorseful must the re- the recent linguistic investigations. Then trospect of a life like that of Bulwer be?-a comes the question—are all men of one race, life in which the splendid gifts of intellect have and are all descended from one pair? Notwithbeen perverted to the terrific work of corrupt- standing partial assertions to the contrary, the ing the soul-of murdering the moral life of result of his scientific investigations had conmen-& crime that transcends all mere phys- vinced him that no argument could be drawn ical violence, as it can multiply itself through from the study of the natural history part of the nations, and extend its desolating effects through question against the existence of only one spe ages!
cies; and, moreover, although it was difficult to There is no responsibility so appalling as that adduce any direct scientific proof for or against of the man of genius who sends out into the the descent from one single pair, he was equally world a bad book. A man may live on through convinced that there was no argument against centuries in a book, and live thus a more ener- such a view. He then proceeded to discuss the getic life than ever he could have lived in per- other portion of his theme, and to consider son on the earth. The frightful fact of such whether modern science, either as natural hisa case is that there is no remedy for the mis- tory or physiology, had made any progress chief—it is beyond the control of the guilty respecting the future life, or with regard to the intellect, however it may relent. Like those state and nature of the soul. Materialism in higher spirits which, as theology teaches us, this respect had made great progress in latter are not only damned, but irrecoverably damned, times; and he vehemently attacked the views because they have forfeited their probation and of a modern author, who, among other things, the power of self-recovery, the man of genius asserted that to assume a spiritual soul dwelling who has cursed the world with a pernicious in the brain, and thence directing the motions book, cannot stop the mischief. There are such and actions of the body, was the greatest ab men, who have been hundreds of years in their | surdity, and who had also denied the truth of graves, and whose moral responsibility is still such a thing as individual immortality. Were going on in this world perhaps as extensively the views of this author, who also denied the as the most prominent living man's. They existence of free will, founded in truth, or even may see, with unutterable anguish, from their recognized as such, where would be the use of position in the spiritual world, the moral havoc all the exertions of those great and good and their writings are producing, but they cannot learned men who for centuries have labored arrest it, and every day adds to the account and worked for the improvement and instrucwhich they must at last render unto Him who / tion of the human race? There would be is not only "the Judge of the quick "the nothing great or noble in man's nature; there living-but also of "the dead." Fortunate the would be no reality in history--nc truth in man, though unutterably miserable, who sees faith. Where would be the result of all our his guilt before the light of another world shows scientific investigations? He concluded by it, and who spends his remaining days in miti- | observing, that however difficult or even imgating and deploring, though he cannot wholly possible it might be to explain the nature of
the soul, we must be satisfied that the answer excess of births over deaths was nearly onecould not be one which was opposed to all third-615,000 births to 390,000 deaths-and morality and all virtue. Sound logic this. yet the peopling force of the nation, if we may Professor Owen, who is now at the head of so call it, is only exerted in a comparatively English naturalists, delivered an address before moderate degree. A large number of men and the last session of the British Association on women, in every part of Great Britain, who live the same subject, in which he vindicated the to advanced ages, never marry. The Registrar Mosaic doctrine of the unity of the race. General's editor announces, somewhat trium
phantly, that the British population contains BEAUTY AND GENIUS.—It is not often (so at "a reserve of more than a million unmarried least say certain squeamish satirists) that "the men, and of more than a million unmarried strong-minded” of the sex are its most beautiful women, in the prime of life, with as many more angels. Mr. Clapp, the well-known clergyman of younger ages;" and that if these celibate of New Orleans, thinks however that he has millions were married, it would result that the found an exception, in the authoress of the births per annum, instead of being 700,000, Lamplighter-& work which the New-London would be 1,600,000. The Gazette contends Quarterly places above “Uncle Tom.” Mr. that the world should no longer sneer at Clapp, on a late visit to Dorchester, saw Miss bachelors and old maids, but rather honor Maria Cummins, its writer, and says in a letter them for their single blessedness. It admonishes to the Picayune :-"I wish that my words could those who are married to beware lest the unconvey to your readers some adequate ideas of married millions marry, and so double and her personal appearance. But I have no talents quadruple the annual compound increase of for this kind of description. Miss Cummins, to births to an extent which might in that case my taste, is very beautiful. She is of middling be really alarming. “The perpetuity of the stature, fair complexion, soft, delicate auburn British nation is thus secured,” continues the hair; cheeks with the red and white delicately registrar's report,"against all contingencies:"blended; eyes clear, blue, and beaming with
“The proportion of children to a marriage, and conintelligence. The form of her person is sym
sequently the population, are regulated, not so much metrical, elegant, and dignified; her conver or so immediately by the numbers of the people who sation is easy, natural, and unaffected. Indeed, marry as by the age at which marriage is contracted, simplicity is the crowning ornament of her
The mothers and fathers of nearly half of the children
now born are under thirty years of age, and if all the manners as well as writings. Though possessed
women who attain the age of thirty should marry, and of superior genius, a lively fancy and brilliant none should marry before that age is attained, the imagination, she is perfectly free from pedantry,
births would decline to about two-thirds; and if the
marriage age were postponed to thirty-five, the births and all those arts of display which are dictated
would fall to one-third part of their present number; by the love of distinction and flattery. No lady so the population would rapidly decline-firstly, beof my acquaintance is more richly endowed cause the number of births to each generation would
grow less; and secondly, because, as the interval bewith those mild, social, refined, and gentle
tween the births of successive generations would inqualities which, in the view of our sex generally, crease, and the duration of life by hypothesis remain constitute the principal beauty of the female the same, the numbers living cotemporaneously--in character. Is it not surprising that one brought
other words, the population-would be further dimnin
ished. The age at which first marriages take place up in the seclusion of rural life--so young necessarily varies according to circumstances in differhardly out of her teens, should write the best ent populations and in different classes of the same novel that has been published in our day?”
population: in the eldest and youngest sons of noble families, in the various rising or declining professions;
among skilled artisans and laborers. The twentyALL THE GOLD IN THE WORLD.—Taking the sixth year is the mean age at which men marry, and cube yard of gold at $10,000,000, which it is the tucenty-fifth year the mean age at which women in round numbers, all the gold in the world at
marry in England and Wales. About this period of
life the growth of man is completed. Half of the this estimate might, if melted into ingots, be
husbands and of the wives are married at the age of contained in a cellar twenty-four feet square, twenty-one and under twenty-five; the higher average and sixteen feet high. All our boasted wealth
age is the result of later inarriages, which occur in
great numbers at the age of twenty-five and thirty." already obtained from California and Australia would go into an iron safe ten feet square, and The results of the census are decidedly in ten feet high ; so small is the cube of yellow favor of Christian morals. The licentiousness metals that has set population on the march, of the century from 1651 to 1751-the reaction and roused the world to wonder!
of the Puritan strictness—was terribly fatal to
the popular increase. The Registrar General, or MATRIMONIAL STATISTICS.-The last census | rather his editor, discusses the subject in detail. of Great Britain has afforded matter of exhaust- | He shows that the population of Great Britain less interest to critics, politicians, and moralists. increased only sixteen per cent. during that Volumes and almost countless articles in period century—"the increase was but one million and icles have appeared respecting it. The London fourteen thousand for the hundred years!” The Literary Guzette continues a series of curious restoration of morals was the restoration of the notices of its principal features. In a late
4 late people. number it discusses the conjugal condition of the British people as illustrated by the Registrar CLERICAL ODDITIES.—The recently issued General's statements, and shows some new and memoirs of Jay, of Bath, present some striking surprising facts respecting the liberal facilities portraits and anecdotes. The famous Rev. John provided by nature for replenishing the work Ryland is drawn to the life. He was one of of the destroyer. The population has increased those whimsical, overbearing, eccentric divines within the last half-century a hundred-fold, and Johnsons and Parrs of the Tabernacle churches we find that in the year of the last census the ! —who belonged to old times, and whose say
ings and doings there is small chance of any i ington, I would summon all my officers around me, modern chapel-goer seeing reproduced. His and I
and make them bleed from their arms into a basin,
and dip their swords into its contents, and swear they apprehension, imagination, and memory, to use
would not sheath them till America had gained her an expression of his own, rendered his “brains independence." I was perfectly terrified. What a like fish-hooks, which seized and retained every master," thought I, “am I to be left under!" and when thing within their reach.” His preaching was
I went to bed, I could not for some time go to sleer
Once a young minister was spending the evening with probably unique, occasionally overstepping the
him, and when the family were called together for proprieties of the pulpit, but grappling much worship, he said, "Mr. - you must pray.' "Sir, with conscience, and dealing out the most tre
said he, 'I cannot,' He urged him again, but in vain
• Then, sir,' said he, I declare, if you will not I 11 mendous blows at error, sin, and the mere forms
call in the watchman.' At this time a watchman on of godliness.
his round was going by, whom he knew to be a very The first time I ever met Mr. Ryland,” | pious man, (I knew him too:) he opened the door, and says Jay, “was at the house of a wholesale
calling him, said Duke, Duke, come in, you are
wanted here. Here,' said he, 'is a young pastor that linendraper in Cheapside. The owner, Mr.
can't pray; so you must pray for him.'” B--h, told him one day, as he called upon him, that I was in the parlor, and desired him
It was Mr. Ryland, moreover, who, in the to go in, and he would soon follow. At this
Surrey-Chapel pulpit, called Belshazzar a"moment I did not personally know him. He
rascal," not worthy of wasting a sermon upon. was singular in his appearance : his shoes were
“So meet extremes.” The divine's outbreak is square-toed; his wig was five-storied behind ; |
a worthy companion to the fine lady's comthe sleeves of his coat were profusely large and
ment upon the proceedings of Adam in Paraopen; and the flaps of his waistcoat encroaching dise, conveyed in her explanation, “Shabby jel. upon his knees. I was struck and awed with
loro !" his figure; but what could I think when, walk Here are a few traits of Rowland Hill:ing toward me, he laid hold of me by the collar, “Mr. Hill was not, as many think, who have only and, shaking his fist in my face, he roared out, | heard of him by report, that Iying tale-bearer, a mere • Young man, if you let the people of Surrey
boisterous bawler. He was sometimes loud, and occa
sionally even vehement; but in common his voice only Chapel make you proud, I'll smite you to the
rose with his subject ; and it was easy to perceive that ground !' But then, instantly dropping his | it was commonly influenced and regulated by his voice, and taking me by the hand, he made me thoughts and feelings. He was not like those who
strain and roar ulicay8, and equally, having no more sit down by his side, and said, “Sir, nothing
energy or emphasis for one thing than another. As can equal the folly of some hearers ; they are
the parts of a subject must vary, some being more tenlike apes that hug their young ones to death.' der, some more awful, some more plain, and some more He then mentioned two promising young min
abstruse, a uniformity of vehemence must be undstu
ral: it is obviously mechanical ; and will, after a while, isters who had come to town, and been injured
have only a kind of automaton-effect. Mr. Hill hal an aud spoiled by popular caressings; adding other assistant that erred this way, and I remember how he seasonable and useful remarks. From this one day reproved him. "J ' said be, you yelp strange commencement a peculiar intimacy en
like a puppy as soon as you get into the field; but I am
an older hound, and do not wish to cry till I have sued. We were seldom & day apart during my started something.' ** Not very long before his death, eight weeks' continuance in town, and the inter meeting an acquaintance who was nearly as aged as course was renewed the following year, when
himself, he suid, “If you and I don't march oft sovo,
our friends yonder,' (looking upward.) will think we we were both in town again at the same time.
have lost our way.' Reading in my pulpit the words As the chapel was very near, and spacious, he of the woman of Samaria at the well, the Jews have obtained leave from the managers to deliver in
no dealings with the Samaritans'-looking off, as if he it a course of philosophical lectures, Mr. Adams,
SAW the parties themselves, he exclaimed, But the
devil has had dealings enough with botlı of you.' Mr. the celebrated optician, aiding him in the ex lill sometimes rendered a word of rebuke equally perimental parts. The lectures were on Friday strong and witty. Thus, when a preacher of no very
good reputation was in the vestry of a place where he mornings, at the end of which there was always
was going to preach, and seemed nneasy lost his sers. a short sermon at the reading-desk; and the
ant should not arrive in time with his caseock, Mr. lecturer would say to his attendants, .You have Hill said, 'Sir, you need not be uneasy ; for I can been seeing the works of the God of nature;
preach without my cassock, though I cannot preach
without my character. As he was coming out of s now go yonder, and hear a Jay talk of the
gentleman's house in Piccadilly, he met in the passage works of the God of grace.'”
a minister with a begging case, who, though popular
with some, had, it wa4 suspected, been imposing for & The following anecdotes are in harmony with good while on the religious public; who offered him the opening scene :
his hand, but Mr. Hlill drew back, and looking him in
the face, said, 'Ah, I thought you had been hanged " The young could never leave his company unaf
long ago,' * * I know that once at Wotton he was fected and uninstructed. I once passed a day at bis
preaching in the afternoon, (the only time when it house. It was the firth of November. He took ad
seemed possible to be drowsy under bim,) he saw some vantage of the season with his pupils. There was an
sleeping, and paused, saying, I have heard that the ethgy of Guy Fawkes. A court of justice was estab
miller can sleep while the mill is going. but if it stops lished for his trial. The indictment was read; wit.
it awakens him. I'll try this method; and so sat nesses were examined; counsel was heard. But he
down, and soon saw an aroused audience." was clearly and fully convicted; when Mr. R., himself being the judge, summed up the case; and, putting on his black cap, pronounced the awful sentence-that he
Here is a specimen or two of the well-known should be carried forth and burned at the stake; which caustic and sometimes almost cruel wit of sentence was executed amid shouts of joy from his pupils. Of this, I confess, my feelings did not entirely approve. Speaking of him one day to Mr. Hall, he "He was at the Tabernacle the first time I ever related the following occurrence :- When I was quite preached in Bristol, and when I was little more than a lad, my father took me to Mr. Ryland's school at seventeen. When I came down from the pulpit, as I Northampton. That afternoon I drank tea along with passed him, he said, “Sir, I liked your sermon much him in the parlor. Mr. Ryland was then violently better than your quotations. I never knew him seagainst the American war; and, the subject happeningvere upon a preacher, however moderate his abili. to be mentioned, he rose, and said, with a fierce counties, if, free from affectation, he spoke with simplicity, tenance and loud voice, "If I was a General Wash: nor tried to rise above his level. But, as to others,
peaking of him arenings did not entirel | Robert Hall
nothing could be occasionally more witty and crushing casks, and imagine themselves jolly followers than his remarks. One evening, in a rather crowded of the jolly god. Bacchus would n't own them. place, (I was sitting by him.) a minister was preaching very finely and flourishingly to little purpose, from the white horse,' and the red horse,' and The very large and splendid edifice in this tho.black horse,' and the 'pale horse,' in the Revela- city which is in course of construction on Astor tion. He sat very impatiently, and when the sermon
Place, through the munificence of Peter Cooper, closed he pushed out toward the door, saying, Let me out of this horse-fair.' I was once in the library
to be called “The-Union," is expected to be at the academy, conversing with one of the students, completed next year, at a cost of $300,000. who was speaking of his experience, and lamented tho
The work was partially suspended on account hardness of his heart. Mr. Hall, as he was near, taking down a book from the shelf, hearing this, turned to
of difficulty in procuring iron beams as fast as ward him, and said, Woll, thy head is soft enough; wanted ; but it is now going forward again. that's a comfort.' I could not laugh at this; it grioved The building will be literally fire-proof, and its me; for the young man was modest, and humble, and
proximity to the Bible-house, the Mercantile diffident. * * A minister, popular too, one day said to ine, I wonder you think so highly of Mr. Hall's tal Library, and the Astor Library will make that ents. I was some time ago traveling with him into neighborhood a sort of literary centre. Wales, and we had several disputes, and I more than once soon silenced him.' I concluded how the truth was; and, somne weeks after, when his name was inen
MATHEMATICAL CURIOSITY.—The properties tioned, Mr. Hall asked me if I knew hin. I lately of the figure nine are peculiarly curious and traveled with him,' said he, and it was wonderful,
capable of being used in a variety of tricks. sir, how such a bagcage of ignorance and confidence could have been squeezed into the vehicle. le dis
Not to mention the fact that the fundamental gusted and wearied me with his dogmatisin and per rules of arithmetic are proved by the nine, there verseness, till God was good enough to enable me to are, among others, the following curiosities congo to sleep.'"
nected with the figure :REMARKABLE COINCIDENCE.—A correspondent
Add together as many nines as you please, and the of the Petersburgh (Va.) Express, writing from
figures indicating the amount, when added together,
will be 9 or 9 repeated. The same is true in multiplyCharlestown in that state, relates the following
ing any number of times--the sums of the figures in series of incidents, which, if true, are certainly the product will be 9 or a number of nines. For in
stancevery singular :
Twice 9 are 18 and 1 are 9. Washington was accustomed to wear two seals on
Three times 9 are 27--7 and 2 aro 9. his watch, one of gold and the other of silver. Upon
Four times 9 are 36-3 and 6 are 9. both of them the letters "G. W.” were engraved, or
And so on till we come to 11 times 9 are 99; here rather cnt. The seals he wore as early as 1751, and
we have two nines, or 18, but 1 and S are 9. they were about his person on the terrible day of
Twelve times 9 are 10S-1 and 1 and 8 are 9. Braddock's defeat. On that day he lost the silver seal.
| The curious student may carry this on still further The gold one remained with tho general until the
for amusement. day of his death, and was then given by him to his
| Another curiosity is exhibited in these different nephew, & gentleman of Virginia, who carefully pre products of the 9, when multiplied by the digits, as served it until about seventeen years ago, when in follows, the products being 18, 27, 36, 45, &c.; reverse riding over his farm, he dropped it and could never
| these, and we have the remaining products 51, 63, 72, recover it. The other day, the gold seal, lost seventeen
81. years ago, was plowed up, recognized from the letters The 9 digits, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, when added, **G. W." on it, and restored to the son of the gentle
amount to 5 times 9; or instead of adding, multiply man to whom Washington had presented it. At almost
the middle figure by the last, and the amount will be the same moinent, the silver scal, lost in 1754, just one
the mysterious pines, or 45, and 4 and 5 are 9. hundred years ago, was plowed up on the site of the
Once more. Let the digits as written be battle in which Braddock was defeated, and in like
128456789 manner recognized from the letters " G. W.," so that
957654321 in a very short time the two companions will be again united. I have this whole statement from the most
1111111110 reliable source possible, namely, from the gentleman himsell, who has thus restored to him these precious and we have 9 ones, and of course 9 once more. mementoes of his great ancestor. The affair is but Or let the upper series of numbers be abstractod one more proof of an oft stated maxim, that truth from the under: beggars fiction in strangeness. I repeat, there is not
987654321 the slightest exaggeration or misstatement in the mat
123156789 ter, and no room for mistake. In legal phraseology, the proof excludes every other bypothesis.
And in the figures of the difference, once moro wo As a proof of the extensive adulteration of have the 5 nines or 45, or 9. liquors in this country, the New-York Sun says,
| We will now multiply the same figures by 9:
123456789 that more port wine is drank in the United States in one year than passes through the custom-house in ten; that more champagne is con
1111111101 sumed in America alone than the whole cham- , and we have 9 ones again, or 9. pagne district produces; that cogniac brandy costs four times as much in France, where it is
A correspondent of a Cincinnati paper, remade, as it is retailed for in our gror-shops: | marking upon these singularities, says: and that the failure of the whole grape crop in “One of these properties is of importance to all Madeira produced no apparent diminution in
book-keepers and accountants to know, and which I quantity or increase in the price of wine. The
have never seen published. I accidentally found it out,
and the discovery to me (though it may have been fact is, there is no more thorough practical well known to others before) has often been of essenfarce going on in society than that of wine tial service in settling complicated accounts. It is
this: The difference between any transposed numdrinking. The poor soakers guzzle down daily
ber is always a multiple of 9; for instance, suppose an their potations of diluted drugs, and smack their
accountant or book-keeper cannot prove or balance lips under the illusion that they are refreshed his accounts--there is a difference between bis debts by the real bacchanalian nectar. Very seldom and credits, which he cannot account for after careful
and repeated addings. Let him then see if this differdoes a drop of the "real juice" go down their
ence can be divided by 9 without any remainder. If excoriated throats; they become living drug it can, he may be assured that his error most probably
les in his having somewhere transposed figures; that The murder of Cæsar in the capitol was is to say, he has put down 92 for 29, 53 for 38, &c., chiefly owing to his not rising from his seat with any other transposition. The difference of any such transposition is always a multiple of 9. The
when the senate tendered him some particular knowledge of this will at once direct attention to the
honors. true source of error, and save the labour of adding The negotiations with the Pope for dissolving up often long columns of figures. The difference between 92 and 29 is 63, or 7 tiines 9; between 63 and
Henry Eighth's marriage (which brought on 89 is 45, or 5 times 9; and so on between any trans
the Reformation) are said to have been interposed numbers."
rupted by the Earl of Wiltshire's dog biting
his holiness's toe, when he put it out to be STARTLING FACT.-The late census shows that kissed by that ambassador; and the Duchess the number of Irishmen in the United States is l of Marlborough's spilling a basin of water on less than one million; and our federal, state, Mrs. Masham's gown, in Queen Anne's reign, and municipal “ Blue Books” show that a ma- | brought in the Tory ministry, and gave a new jority of the public officers and places in the turn to the affairs of Europe, United States are filled by Irishmen. So say “If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter," the newspapers, but we cannot believe the latter said Pascal, in his epigrammatic manner, " the assertion. The statement cannot be correct condition of the world would have been difunless among the “Municipal Blue Book” ap- ferent.” pointments are included the posts of scaven Luther might have been a lawyer, had his gers, police, watchmen, &c.
friend and companion escaped the thunder
storm; Scotland had wanted her stern reformer, Sheridan Knowles has been lecturing in Man- if the appeal of the preacher had not startled chester, England, against Popery, and his son him in the chapel of St. Andrew's Castle ; and has been joining the Catholic Church; a brace if Mr. Grenville had not carried, in 1764, his of facts which, says one of our exchanges, may memorable resolution as to the expediency of show either a want of logical power in the charging certain stamp duties on the plantafather, or unfilial perversity in his boy.
tions in America, the western world might still
have bowed to the British sceptre. GREAT EVENTS FROM SLENDER Causes.-Dr. | Giotto, one of the early Florentine painters, Paris observes, that “the history of great effects might have continued a rude shepherd boy, if & from small causes would form an interesting sheep drawn by him upon a stone had not, by work."
the merest accident, attracted the notice of “How momentous," says Campbell, “ are the Cimabue. results of apparently trivial circumstances ! When Mohammed was flying from his enemies, PHYSICAL BEAUTY AND MORAL EVIL.-" It is he took refuge in a care; which his pursuers almost awful," said Dr. Arnold, when sitting would have entered, if they had not seen a | above the beautiful Lake of Como, in Switzerspider's web at the entrance. Not knowing land," it is almost awful to look at the overthat it was freshly woven, they passed by the whelming beauty around me, and then think cave; and thus a spider's web changed the his of the moral evil. It seems as if heaven and tory of the world."
hell, instead of being separated by a great When Louis VII., to obey the injunctions of gulf from one another, were absolutely on each his bishops, cropped his hair and shaved his other's confines, and indeed not far from every beard, Eleanor, his consort, found him, with one of us. Might the sense of moral evil be this unusual appearance, very ridiculous, and as strong in me as my delight in external soon very contemptible. She revenged herself beauty; for in a deep sense of moral evil, more as she thought proper, and the poor shaved king perhaps than anything else, abides a saving obtained a divorce. She then married the knowledge of God! It is not so much to ad. Count of Anjou, afterward Henry II., of En- mire moral good ; that we may do, and yet gland. She had for her marriage dower the be not ourselves conformed to it. But if we rich provinces of Poitou and Guienne; and do really abhor that which is eril--not the this was the origin of those wars which for persons in whom evil resides, but the evil three hundred years ravaged France, and cost which resides in them, and much more manithe French three millions of men. All this festly and certainly to our own knowledge, in probably had never occurred, had Louis not our own hearts--this is to have the feeling of been so rash as to crop his head and shave his God and Christ, and to have our spirit in symbeard, by which he became so disgustful in the pathy with the Spirit of God." eyes of Queen Eleanor.
Warton mentions, in his Notes on Pope, that FAITHFUL JACK.-An English writer remarks the treaty of Utrecht was occasioned by a quar- that sailors preserve their technical terms more rel between the Duchess of Marlborough and steadily than any other class of men. Those Queen Anne about a pair of gloves.
of sailors remain the same, though numberless The coquetry of the daughter of Count Julian terms of other trades and professions have beintroduced the Saracens into Spain.
come obsolete within the last two centuries. “What can be imagined more trivial," re- Scarcely the half of the technical terms of marks Hume, in one of his essays, “than the various trades and professions that may be difference between one color of livery and found in that most curious omnium gathering another in horse races ?" Yet this difference | Randle Holme's Academy of Armory, would be begat two most inveterate factions in the Greek understood by their respective craftsmen at the empire, the Prasini and Veneti; who never sus present day; whereas every nautical term in the pended their animosities till they ruined that much earlier production, A Ship of Fooles, unhappy government.
| would be understood by the modern seaman.