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II ill be published ererj S.ITURD.IY Mornivp,
In the Tico-Story IV on den Rvilding, at the
Corner of IVatnut and fifth Street,
IS THE CITY or MACOX, GA.
SSY WM. B. IIAKISISON.
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(O 3 Sales of Land by Administrators, Executors
or Guardians, are required by Law, to be held on
the first Tuesday in the month, between the hours
of tea o’clock in the Forenoon and throe in the Af
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the Property is situate, Notice of these Sales must
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to the day of sale.
33*Salesof Negroes by Administators, ’Execu
tor* or Guardians, must be at Public Auction, on
the h(4t 'C» in-the '.'tenth, between the legal
hour* of sale, before the Court House of the county
where tfl? me niti,, hr Administration
or Guardianship may have been granted, first giv
ing notice thereoffor sixty and ays, in one oftho pub
lic gazettes of this State, and at the door of the
Court House where such sales are to be held.
O’Notice for the sale of Personal Property must
be given in like manner forty days previous to
the day of sale.
(Tj*Notice to the Debtors and Creditors o'an Es
tate must be published for forty day*.
that application will be made to the
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groes must he published in a public gazette in this
Siate for four months, before any order absolute
can be given by the Court.
(jJ’Citations for Letters of Administration on
aa Estate, granted by the Court of Ordinary, must
be published thirty days—for Letters of Dismis
sion from the administration ofan Estate, monthly
for six months —for Dismission from Guardian
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three months —for compolling Tities from Ex
ecutors, Administrators or others, where a Bond
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prompt attention at tho SOUTHERN MUSEUM
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EV E]■ I'. AN G r.H-
Daughter, while you turn your wheel,
Listen to the words I say i
Colin lias contrived to steal
Your unthinking heart away.
Os his fawning voice beware,
You are all the filind One’s care,
And I mark your sighs, whene'er
Our young neighbor’s name is heard
Colin’s tongue is false, though winning ;
Hist! the window is unbarred !
Ah ! I.isette, you are not spinning !
The room is closa and warm, you say,
But, my daughter, do not peep
Through the casement —night and day
Colin there his watch doth keep.
Think not mine a grumbling tongue :
Ah ! here at my breast you hung,
1, like you, was fair and young,
Arid I know how apt is love
To lead the youthful heart to sinning—
Hist! the door—l heard it move !
Ah ! Lizette, you are not spinning !
it is a gust of wind, you say,
That has made the hinges grate ;
And my poor, old, growling Tray,
Must you break for that, his pate ?
Ah, my child, put faith in me :
Ago permits me to foresee
Colin soon will faithless he,
And your love to an abyss
Os grief will be the sad beginning—
Bless me ! sure I heard a kiss !
Ah ! Lizette, you are not spinning !
Twas your little bird, you say,
Gave that tender kiss just now ;
Make him cease his trifling, pray ;
He will rue it else, I vow !
Love, my girl, oft bringeth pain,
Shame, and sorrow, in its train,
While the false, successful swain
Scorns’the heart he hath beguiled,
Thom true virtue's path to sinning—
Hist ! I hear you move, my child !
Mi Lizctie, you are not spinning !
Ami wish to take the air, you say ;
Think you, daughter, I believe you 5
Bid young Colin go bis way,
Or, at once, as briifo receive \ nn i
Let him go to church, and there
Miow his purpose to he fair :
But, till then, beside my chair
Ton must work, my girl, nor heed
All his vows, so fond and winning.
Tangled in love’s web, indeed !
Cizctte, my daughter, mind your spinning !
blind mother sils in a cottage, beside her
*y Ity daughter, and cautions her against love,
( | fi > all the time, nn amatory scene is going
"ai between the girl and her lover, whom the
old dame dreads.
\ Lapsps LiNor.u.—The Lords of iho
.' oasur \ have just authorised the ad mis
’on duty free of pigs’ tongues from Amcri
j3' "c have no objection to the free-
P'gS tongues in any part of the
“ > i )llt "e wish some of the asses’
’ ’gnes at home could have some whole*
•nc testrictions put upon them.
THE SOUTHERN MUSEUM.
A Tennessee Door-keeper.
BY SUL. SMITH.
In tlio summer of 1839, (the second
cholera year,) 1 travelled across the coun
try from Cincinnati, through Kentucky,
East Tennessee, North Carolina, and
South Carolina, into Georgia, with a small
partyof recruits for my Southern theatres.
At Greenville, East Tennessee, we made
a halt, and determined to treat the inhabi
tants of that beautiful village with three
representations of the “legitimate drama,”
in a carpenter’d shop hastily but tastefully
fitted up for tbe occasion.
The first representation was attended
by just six people, making tho total re- 1
ceiptaof the evening, just three dollars !
My landlord the carpenter, attributed
tbe slim attendance to a Camp Meeting
that vVas in successful operation about two
miles from town, and “reckoned” that if
I would “hold on” until that broke up,
wo should have full shops every night.
Thus urged, we did “ hold on,” and
our next performance was rewarded with
a receipt of two dollars and a half!
1 proposed to decamp next morning,
but the printer of the Greenville Exposi
tor, ( who was on tbe free list as a matter
of course,) remonstrated against so sudden
amove, urging that a third perfotmance
must be successful, as it was quite certain
(he Camp Meeting would break up that
morning, and the young folks would all
return to their homes.
I yielded—and advertised for “positive
ly the last performances” the play of Wil- i
barn Tell, a favorite afterpiece, and a lot!
of comic songs.
At the time of beginning I was glad to
find a crowded audience in waiting—the
shop, work-bench and all, were literally
crammed. One of die carpenter’s appren- j
tices whom 1 had transformed into a citi
zen of Altorf for the occasion, told me (
that all but five or six people in front were
religious folks, who had attended the camp ;
meeting faithfully to its conclusion.
The performance proceeded : the actors J
were in high spirits. Lytie (afterwards a I
celebrated Mormon elder,) bullied Gov.
Gesler with a great fierceness; Cannon
whacked the Carpenter's apprentice with i
a hearty good will, while the latter was
making a bow to the Governor's cap on a
pole five feet high; the arrow aimed at
the apple on Albeit’s head, flew with re
markable exactness into tbe horse-blanket
held up as a largo! to receive it behind ilit*
scenes, and the play was receive with
shouts of satisfaction By the Grcenvillians.
The farce was honoied by peals of laugh
ter; while the comic songs were doubly
encored, every one of them!
The entertainment over, I o’served
there was a reluctance in the audience to
depart—they wanted another song. 1
gave them one. JSti 11 they remained as if
glued to their seats. 1 went before the
curtain and thanked the ladies and gentle
men for their patronage, and informed them
the performance had concluded. They
did not move they wanted yet another
song 1 gave them another—and again
told them the entertainment of the evening
was over—intimating, at the same time,
that the stage carpenter was waiting to
take down the scenery. A gentleman in
the gallery, (the work bench) here arose
and addressed me as follows :
“ Mr. Sol. Smith, Sir—l have been re
quested to express to you the unanimous
wish of this meeting that you will prolong
your season. The liberal patronage be
stowed upon you this night must have con
vinced you that we can make something
of a turn out here ; and 1 feei authorized
to say, that if you will give us a perform
ance to-morrow night you will have a
house as crowded as this.”
A murmer of applause confirmed the
opinion of the speaker, and I was greatly
tempted to yield to their wishes; hut be
thinking me of certain announcements for
performances in towns further south, I was
obliged to decline the invitation of my
kind auditors and content myself vvidi 80
or 90 dollars which 1 supposed had been
contributed that night to my ways and
means. —b hiding me determined the audi
ence gradually dispersed, each individual
casting wistful and sidelong glances to
wards the stage, which by this time was
beginingto be dismantled.
Motioning the door-keeper to follow me
into a sort of shed, adjoining the theatre,
I proceeded to open the ticket box in his
presence, while he sat down on a bench in
the corner to wait for his wages. 1 found
seven tickets in the box, and turning to the
waiting door keeper, wlro was busily en
gaged in chewing tobacco and spitting, 1
asked him what lie had done with the rest.
“They are all thar," he replied, with
great composure, looking intently on a
beam of’the shed in his clenched hands,
and raised about half way from the floor
to his chin.
“All there—where V’ was the natural
question that was next propounded.
“In the box, whar you told mo to put
’em,” he answered still eyeing the beam.
“I find but seven here,” 1 remarked, “I
want to know were arc the tickets for the
ICO or people that were in the house
"1 tell you again they are all thar, sir,”
he answered sturdily, “and 1 allow ’twont
be safe for any man to insinuate any thing
agin my character,” lie continued, releas
ing his knee and taking a very large quid
of tobacco from a rusty steel box and ram
ming it into bis mouth.
MACON, (GA..) SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY o, ISSO.
“1 do not wish to insinuate any thing
against your character," 1 said soothingly,
“but I want to know what you have done
They arethar,” lie again alleged, “every
one of ’em thar—no one passed me with
out giving me a ticket, and tbe tickets are
I began to get a little pettish, and asked
the tobacco chevver to explain himself.—
“ 1 here were nearly 200 people in the
i house,” I urged.
“There war full that,” he admitted.
“Well, then,” I asked finally, “where
are the tickets?—will you explain the
My friend, the tobacco-chewing door
keeper, heie renewed his grasp on hU
raised knee, deliberately withdrew bis
eyes from the rafter, and fixing them half
closed on mine, at length offered me thq
desired explanation, thus;
“You engaged me to keep your door,
and I have performed my d.i ities to the
best of my abilities, for which you are in
debted to me three dollars, and 1 want my
money. No person has passed me without
a ticket, my character is above suspicion,
and no one must say nothin’ agin it.”
“My good friend,” I ventured to say,
“I don’t wish to say any thing against,”—
“No, I should think riot, you’d better
not,” lie continued, “for I’m too well
known here: well, as I was saying you
employed me as door-keeper—mark the
distinction—l had nothin’ at all to do with
the windows—and thar’s whar your ISB
people came in, you ’tumal fool, to leave
’em open, when there was sieli a crowd
coinin’ from camp meeting!”
I paid the fellow his three dollars, and
next day was far ori my road to the Warm
Springs in the famous county of Bun
combe, where they raise the largest peach
es and the yellowest children in all ciea
Medical Facts nv the late John
Donkey, M. D.—Merchants generally die
of the bilious, Printers oftho typhus, and
brokers of remittent fever.
Masons usually go off with stone gravel
Aboliiionists and colliers always die of
the black vomit.
Most Tailors leave the world in fits,
though their customers rarely do.
I -isappointed actors usually die of mor
If an editor is unwell, you may be sure
there is something wrong in the circula
Misers are frequently troubled with the
grip 's, and pains in the chest.
Seamstresses suffer much from stitches
in the side.
Some of our benevolent men are fre
quently attacked with iaflnmation of the
’I ho children of coopers are never free
from the whooping cough.
Lovers have a palpitation of the heart,
and expectorate too much. The best reme
dy is a strong solution of Sal Soda.
Our congressional orators are never
troubled with shortness ofbreulh, although
with them flatulence, is not uncommon.
Dyers arc subject to tho blues and scar
let fever, and clock makers to the tic dou
Glaziers are never without pains.
Brewers are constantly ailing.
Tt is said that our President is troubled
with all sorts of complaints, and that the
Secretary of the Treasury lias been fear
ful of consumption.
Most of the readers of the Sunday Mer
cury have a difficulty of digestion; on the
other hand the subscribers of the Boston
Chronotype are said to have remarkable
The paying patrons of the Mountain
Banner are said to be the healthiest peo
ple in the world.
Poke root is a good purga iv 6, but is
apt to produce external convulsions ; un
der all circumstances one dose will be
found quite sufficient.
The King's Evil is not known in this
country, and is becoming rare even in
Getting Desperate. —‘Ahem! Eph
raim, I heard something about you.’
‘La, now, Miss Sophrina, you don’t say [
‘Yes, indeed, that I did, and a great
many said it, too.’
‘La, iioaV, what was it, Miss Sophrina?’
‘O, dear, T can't tell you,’ (turning away
‘O, la, do now.’
‘O, no, I can't.’
•Oil, yes, Miss Sophrina.’
‘La, me, Ephriam, you do pester a body
‘Well, do please to tell me, Sophrina.’
‘Well, 1 beard that—o,l can’t tell you.’
‘Ah, yes, come, now do,’ (taking her
‘Well, T didn’t say it—but I heard that.’
‘Oh, don’t squeeze me so—l heard that
—that (turning her blue eyes full upon
Ephraim’s—that—-you and l were to bo
Ls?'All preach humility, none practice it 1
The master thinks it good doctrine for bis
servants —the wordlings fur the clergy—
tho clergy for their congregation.
tdT The success of individuals in life is
greatly owing to theii learning early to de
pend upon their own resources.
A Frsil SroKv.—‘Capital salmon,’ said
tlie Captain : ‘where does Billget it from ?
Bye the bye, talking of that, did you ever
hear of the pickled salmon of Scotland V
We all replied in the affirmative. ‘Oil,
you don’t take. I don’t mean dead pick
led salmon ; I mean live pickled salmon,
j swimming about in tanks, as merry as gigs
! and hungry as rats.’ We all expressed
| our astonishment at this, and declared we
never heard of it before. ‘1 thought not,’
said he, ‘for it has only lately been intro
duced into this country by a particular
friend of mine, Dr. Mac , l cannot
just now remember bis jaw-breaking
Scotch name. lie was a groat chemist
and geologist and all that sort of thin?
—a clever fellow, I can tell vou, though
you may laugh. Well, ‘big ‘fellow took
nature by the heels, and capsized her, as
we say. Well, what does lie do but he
catches salmon, and put them into tanks,
and every day added more salt, till the wa
ter was as thick as gruel, and the fish could
hardly wag their tails in it, and then he
began to dilute with vinegar until the
pickle was complete. The fish did not
like it at first, but habit is everything, and
when he showed me his tank, they were
swimming about as merry as a shoal of
dace ;he fed them with fennel chopped
small, and black pepper corns. ‘Come,
Doctor,’ says I, ‘l trust no man upon tick;
if 1 don’t taste, I won’t believe my own
eyes, though I can believe my tongue.’ ”
\Ve looked at each other. ‘That you shall
do in a minute,’ said he, so lie whipped
one ofthem out with a landing net, and
when I stuck my knife into him, the pickle
ran out of his body like wine out of a clar
et bottle, and I ate at least two pounds of
the tascal while lie Hupped iiis tail in my
face. I never tasted such salmon as that.
Worth your while to go to Scotland, if
it’s only for the sake of eating live pickled
salmon. 11l give you a letter, any of you,
to my friend ; lie’ll be glad to see you, and
then you may convince yourselves. Take
my word for it, if once you cat salmon
that way, you'll never eat it any other.’
London descided by a Hindoo.—A
Hindoo named Shnhamet Ali, has written
a history of Baha walpttr, and other dis
tricts in the west of India. This book
contains a short description of Great Bri
tain, from which the following is extract
ed as a specimen :
England (Great Britain) is one of die
islands of Europe, extending 600 miles
in length, and 400 in breadth. London
is its metropolis, the circumference of
which is twenty-four English miles; so
that, without exaggeration, in point of ex
tent, dimensions, or beauty, it cannot be
surpassed by any of the towns of India,
Persia, Turan, &c. Within ten koss, its
suburbs are said to be covered with de
lightful guldens and noble buildings, skil
fully constructed and arranged, affording
ample accommodation to the inhabitants
and travellers. It is a fixed rule with ev
ery citizen, rich or poor, young or old, to
white-wash his dwelling once a year, so
that all the buildings are as brilliant as a
mirror. Hence the town, with its stieets
and houses, is always kept in clean order,
which presents a lively and pleasant view
to the visiter. Its streets and lanes are
broad, and its roads are paved with, stones
of various colors, whilst the shops are ve
ry beautiful, and plentifully supplied with
articles of various and attractive kinds,—
The streets arc so brilliantly illuminated
at night, that they forcibly remind you of
tho Jesliun of Fareidon (the armor of Fa
teidon, a Persian king.) Besides the
lights with which each shop is furnished,
the streets and houses are lined every
night with kandeiis or lanterns, hanging
from iron points, which are furnished at
the public expense, and which is a matter
of great congratulation to the inhabitants
who enjoy ibis most wonderful and inter
esting sight every night without interims
sion. The illumination of the town con
tinues throughout tho night, commencing
with the setting and continuing to the ri
sing of the suu. London contains twenty
lakhs (i. e., 2,000,000,) of inhabitants.
A Quiet Mediator, —A young Eng
lishman, while at Naples, was introduced
at an assembly of one of tbe first ladies by
a Neapolitan gentleman : while he was
there, his snuff-box was stolen from him.
The next day, being at another house, lie
saw a person taking snuff out of his box.—
He ran to his fiiend—“There” said he,
“that man in blue, with gold embroidery,
is taking snuff out of my box stolen from
me yesterday. Do you know him ? Is
he not a sharper?”
“Take cate,” said the other, “that man
is of the first quality.”
“I do not care for his quality,” said
the Englishman, “I must have my snuff
box again ; I will go and ask for it.”
“Pray be quiet,” said his friend, “and
leave it to me to get back your box. ’
Upon this answer the Englishman went
away, after inviting his friend to dino
with him the next day. He accordingly
came, and, as he entered, said, “There,
I have brought you your snuff-box.”
“Well how did you obtain it?”
“Why, I did not wish to make any noise
about it, and so I picked his pocket.”
A Chaplain at one of our Stale prison ß
was asked by a friend how his parishiour 8
were. “ All under conviction !” was the
A Cemetery Without a Monument.
—The noblest of cemeteries is the ocean.
Its poetry is, and in human language ever
will be, unwritten. Its elements of su
blimity arc subjects of feeling, not des
cription. Its records, like the reflection
mirrored on its waveless bosom, cannot
be transferred to paper. Its vastress —
its eternal he avi tigs —its majestic music
in a storm, and its perils, ore things
of which 1 had endeavored a thousand
times to conceive. But until 1 was on its
mighty bosom, looking out upon its mov
ing mountain waves, feeling that e!erni
tv was distant from me but the thickness
of a single plank, 1 bad tried in vain to
find know the glories and grandeur of
the sea. I there first felt what John of
Patmos meant when he said, ‘ There shall
be no more sea.' But there is one element
moral sublimity which impressed my
mind, and which I should be pleased if l
could transfer, in all its vividness to the
minds of your readers.
The sea is the largest of cemeteries, !
and all its slumberers sleep without a J
All graveyards, in all lands, show
some symbols betweed the great and the j
small, the rich and the poor. But in that j
ocean cemetery the king and the clown, !
the prince and the peasant, are alike un- j
distinguished. The same wave rolls !
over all. The same requiem by the min- j
strelsy of ocean is sung to their honor.— j
Over their remains the same storms beat
and the same sun shines. And there un
marked, the weak and the powerful, the
plumed and ihe unhonored, will sleep on
untill awakened, by tbe same trump, the
sea will give up its dead.
I thought of sailing over the slumber
ing but devoted Cookman, who after bis
brief but brilliant career, perished in the
President. Over the laughter loving
Power, who went down in the same ill-fa
ted vessel we may have passed. In that j
cemetery sleeps the accomplished and !
pious Fisher; but where be and thou- !
sands of others of the noble spirits of!
earth lie, no one but God knoweth. No 1
marble rises to point where their ashes !
are gathered, or where the lover of the;
good and wise can go and shed the tear j
of sympathy. Yet that cemetery hath
ornaments of which no other can boast.— |
On no other are the heavenly orbs reflect- j
cdinsuch splendor. Over no otherisheard |
such noble melody. In no other are so j
many inimitable tracts of tbe power of;
Jehovah. Never can I forget my days
and nights as I passed over the noblest of
cemeteries without a single human monu
A droll story is going the rounds, of
an honest old fanner who, attempting to
drive home a bull, got suddenly hoisted
over the fence. Recovering himself, lie
saw the animal on the other side of the
rails sawing the air with his head and
pawing the ground.—The good old man
looked steadily at him, a moment, and then
shaking his first at him, exclaimed—
“ D—ii your apologies—you need'nt stand
there, you tarnal critter, a bowin’ and
scrapin’—you did it a purpose, darn you.”
Infatuation of Gaming. —A Mr. Pot.
ter, iu the reign of Queen Anne, possessf
ed one of the best estates iu tbe comity o
Northumberland; the fee of which, in
legs (ban twelve months, ho lost at hazard.
The last night of his career, when he
had just perfected the w icked work, and
was just stepping down stairs to throw
himself Into his carriage, which waited at
the door of a well known house, he sud
denly went back into the room whore his
friends were assembled, aud insisted that
the person he had played with, should
give him one chance of recovery, or fight
with him; his rational proposition was
this : that his carriage, the trinkets arid
loose money in his pocket, his town house,
i plate and furniture, should he valued in a
lump, at a certain sum, and be thrown for
at a single cast; no persuasion could pre
vail on him to depart from his purpose;
ihe threw and lost. He conducted the
winner to tho door, told his coachman
that was his master, and heroically march
ed forth, without house, home, or any
creditable source of support.
Go if you can. —You tell a person that
I you will clasp his hands together in such
j a manner, that he shall not be able to leave
tho room without unclasping them, al
though you will not confine his feet, or
hind his body, or in any way oppose his
body, or in any way oppose bis exit.
This trick is performed by claspingtlic
patty's bands around tho pillar of a large
circular table or other bulky article of fur
niture, too large for him to drag throng the
A Hope rut. Scholar —The son of a
nobleman in England, who studied
Divinity at Oxford, had a yacht, in which
he spent most of his time with some fel
low students. Being but very imperfect
ly prepared for examination, he could
hardly answer any question. When the
examiner, to facilitate him, asked, "Pray,
sir, how many persons in tho Trinity?”—
The pupil, supposing tho prbfesssor allu
ded to his boat, to which that name had
been given, answered—“ Four, sir, beside
the steers man !”
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING,
Will be executed in the most approved style
and on the best terms,at the Ctjjiceof the
SC'JTESaiT 3OTS2KJ 1C
wm. b. Harrison.
M arriage. —Nature and nature's God
smile propitiously upon the union that is
sweeLened by love and sanctified by the
law. The sphere of our affections is en
larged, and our plesaure takes wider range.
YVe become more important and respect
ed among men, and existence itself is
doubly enjoyed with our softeiself. Mis
foit une loses half its anguish beneath tho
soothing influence of her smiles, and tri
! umpli becomes more triumphant when
sbaied with her. Without her what is
man ? A roving and restless being ; dri
ven at pleasure by romantic speculation,
and cheated into misery by futile hopes,
the mad victim of untamed passions, and
the disapptduted pursuer of fruitless joys.
But with her he awulveiis iu a life. He
I follows a path, wider and nobler than tho
narrow toad to self-aggrandizement—that
is scattered with raoro fragrant flower*
and illuminated by a clearer light.
Natural Manufacturesfo!?the Mar
ket. — They ate certainly queer folks in
New York, and resort to queer expedients
to impose upon each other: Cue of tbe
Now Yoik papers has the following hint
at how things are manufactured there :
The beverage calledttea natural
product made of blackberry leaves.
Sausages made up in the most approved
forms by a secret process, known only to
tlie manufacturers, which enables them to
be retailed at very low prices.
Miik of delicious flavor made up of
those delicious ingredients, chalk, water
and molasses—and named Orange Coun
Honey: that beautiful, delightful sub
stance, supposed by the vulgar to bo the
product of the bee, but which is really
made of sugar and starch, by anew way
of mixing them.
Con in All —That we may always be
kept fmm a complaining spirit about wnat
is, let ns endeavor to see God’s hand in all
events; and that we may not bo anxious
as to w hat shall be, let us endeavor to see
all events in God’s hands. Then, if we
are rich, wo shall have God in all; and if
poor, we shall have all in God.
Discovery in Rankin County, Mtsa
—We learn from the last number of the
Brandon Republican that President Thorn
ton and a party of friends have recently
made a visit to what they denominate tho
“ Platform.” It is situated on the planta
tion of Mr. Morrison, and whether it be
regarded as a work of Nature or Ait, it
is calculated to excite considerable inter
est throughout the State. Mr. T. inclines
to the belief, and says, "it is a work of
Art, ofgteat antiquity, of curious work
manship, finished in the finest style, and
more durable than could pnsibly be con
ceived by any observer. From the reser
veor or well in the bottom of the creek,
there is a paved way, beautifully dressed,
leading to a regular curve in front of the
Platform. It consists of stone, beauti
fully dressed on top, and jointed at all the
sides, about five indies in thickness, of
various figurs, on a bed of cement about
three inches in thickness, laid on beauti
fully white sand. Its size is at least 120
feet square, and it is level almost without
the variation of an inch. There vvas nty
perceptible change in tbe level of this
floor, but an increased beauty, arising
from the fact thut it had uot been exposed.
I have no doubt but that every stone, at
least every square is historical, and that if
we were sufficiently versed in the modes
of ancient record, we might read the acta
of a nation that has long since become ex
linrr. A few years since Mr. Layard 6avV
in the bands of a Bedouin Arab somo old
pottery —he ascertained the place from
whence he procured it, dug down and
found the city of Nineveh, that had been
lost for thousands of years, and in 1849, is
removing to tbe Capital of the British
Empire its ancient monuments. Who
can tell what this Platform may lead to?”
Human Nature.— Bad as maybe tho
nature of man, still the honor for nobio
deeds, the respect for viitue, the abhor
rence for that which is ignoble or base
will ever influence bodies of men when ac
ting on first impulses. When the traitor
has pet formed his parf —when the end is
gained for which he has been employed ;
those whom lie has most benefited will
cast him from them, and the very men who
them, and the very men who had luted
him to the deed, will spurn him as if his
touch was contagions, or as if his very
ptescuco breathed infamy.
A Philosophical .Tew.—Colcridgein
his table talk has tho following: Tho
other day l was wliat you would caTT
“floored” by a Jew. He passed me sev
eral times crying lbr old cloths in tbe most
nasal and extraordinary tone ! ever heard.
At last I was so provoked, that 1 said to
him. “Pay, why can’t you say ‘old clothes’
iri a plain way as l do now?” The Jew
stopped, and looking very gravely at me,
said, in a clear and oven fine accent “Bir,
1 can say ‘old clothes’ ns well as you can;
but if you* had to say it ten times a mmnto
for an hour together, you would say ogh
do. as I do now:” and so ho marched off.
I was so confounded at tho justice of Ills
retort, that I followed, and gave him »•
shilling, the only ouc I had.