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ETERNAL JUSTICE.

BY CHARLES MACKAY.
THE man is thought a knave or fool,

Or bigot, plotting crime,
Who, for the advancement of his kind,

Is wiser than his time.
For him the hemlock shall distil;

For him the ax be bared;
For him the gibbet shall be built;

For him the stake prepared ;
Him shall the scorn and wrath of men

Pursue with deadly aim;
And malice, envy, spite and lies,

Shall desecrate his name.
But truth shall conquer at the last,

For round and round we run,
And ever the right comes uppermost,

And ever is justice done.
Pace through thy cell, old Socrates,

Cheerily to and fro;
Trust to the impulse of thy soul,

And let the poison flow.
They may bhatter to earth the lamp of clay

That holds a light divine,
But they cannot quench the fire of thought

By any such deadly wine;
They cannot blot thy spoken words

From the memory of man,
By all the poison ever was brewed

Since time its course began.
To-day abhorred, to-morrow adored,

So round and round we run,
And ever the truth comes uppermost,

And ever is justice done.

Plod in thy cave, gray anchorite!

Be wiser than thy peers;
Augment the range of human power,

And trust to coming years.
They may call thee wizard, and monk accursed.

And load thee with dispraise :
Thou wert born five hundred years too soon

For the comfort of thy days ;
But not too soon for human kind:

Time hath reward in store;
And the demons of our sires become

The saints that we adore.
The blind can see, the slave is lord :

So round and round we run:
And ever the wrong is proved to be wrong,

And ever is justice done.
Keep, Galileo, to thy thought,

And nerve thy soul to bear;
They may gloat o'er the senseless words thevil

From the pangs of thy despair: (wring
They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hide

The sun's meridian glow;
The heel of a priest may tread thee down,

And a tyrant work thee wo;
But never a truth has been destroyed :

They may curse it and call it crime;
Pervert and betray, or slander and slay

Its teachers for a time;
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,

As round and round we run ;
And the truth shall ever come uppermost,

And justice shall be done.
And live there now such men as these-

With thoughts like the great of old

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Many have died in their misery,

THE LEARNED ELEPHANT.—“ That's a werry And left their thought untold;

knowin' hanimal of yours," said a cockney genAnd many live, and are ranked as mad, ileman to the keeper of an elephant. “Very,"

And placed in the cold world's ban, was the cool rejoinder. “He performs strange For sending their bright, far-seeing souls tricks and hantics, does he?" inquired the cock: Three centuries in the van.

ney, eyeing the animal through his glass. "SurThey toil in penury and grief,

prising,” retorted the keeper; "we've learned Unknown, if not maligned;

him to put money in that box you see up there. Forlorn, forlorn, bearing the scorn

Try him with a crown." The cockney handed Of the meanest of mankind.

the elephant a crown piece, and sure enough, he But yet the world goes round and round, took it in his trunk and placed it in a box, high And the genial seasong run,

out of reach. “Well, that is werry hextraordiAnd ever the truth comes uppermost,

nary-hastonishing, truly !" said the green one, And ever is justice done.

opening his eyes. “Now let's see him take it out

and hand it back." "We never learns him that TAKING IT COOLLY. - The battle-ground of Bla-trick," retorted the keeper, with a roguish leer; densburgh, near Washington City, whence a nu- and he turned away to stir up the monkeys and merous array of Virginia and Maryland Militia punch the hyenas. ran away, without firing a shot, from a smaller

WIVES.-Women should be acquainted that no British force intent on the burning of the Capital,

beauty has any charms but the inward one of the is not a favorite resort for Americans, but foreign

mind, and that a gracefulness in their manners ers sometimes visit it, and a lazy, lank, lop-sided

Jis much more engaging than that of their person ; Marylander, who did n't fight in the battle because

and that modesty and meekness are the true and he ran off like the rest, picks up a trifle now and

lasting ornaments ; for she that has these is qualithen by acting as a guide and topographer. A

fied as she ought to be for the management of a British officer, who was his customer some time

family, for the education of children, for the affecsince, could not repress his surprise that a large

etion of her husband, and submitting to a prudent force so strongly posted should have run away

way of living. These only are the charms that from one smaller and far more exposed, and he

render wives amiable, and give them the best at length inquired of his guide-"How could your people have run away, with such odds in their

title to our respect. favor ?” “Well," said the guide, touched in a

Chesterfield, having been informed by his tender point by the bluntness of the question, and physician that he was dying by inches, "thanked turning his quid as he scratched his head, "some-heaven he was not so tall by a foot as Sir Thomas how or 'nother, they did n't seem to take no interest." Robinson."

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We wrapt her in her snow-white shroud,

And crossed, with sadly tender care,
Her little hands upon her breast,

And smoothed her sunny hair.
We kissed her cheek, and kissed her brow,

And if aright we read the smile
That lingered on the dear one's lips,
It told of heaven the while!

W. H. BURLEIGH.

OUR BESSIE.
Our Bessie was as sweet a girl

As ever happy mother kissed,
And when our Father called her home,

How sadly was she missed !
For, grave or gay, or well or ill,

She had her thousand winning ways,
And mingled youthful innocence

With all her tasks and plays.
How softly beamed her happy smile,

Which played around the sweetest mouth
That ever fashioned infant words ;

The sunshine of the South, Mellowed and soft, was in her eye,

And brightened through her golden hair ;
And all that lived and loved, I ween,

Did her affection share.
With reverent voice she breathed her prayer,

With gentlest tones she sung her hymn;
And when she talked of heaven, our eyes

With tears of joy were dim. Yet in our selfish grief we wept

When last her lips upon us smiled ;
Oh ! could we, when our Father called,

Detain the happy child ?
Our home is poor, and cold our clime,

And misery mingles with our mirth; 'Twas meet our Bessie should depart

From such a weary earth.
Oh! she is safe-no cloud can dim

The brightness of her ransomed soul;
Nor trials vex, nor tempter lure

Her spirit from its goal.

Folks don't go to bed now-a-days-ther retire. Nobody eats dinner-people take refresa ments. Nobody goes to church-but people at tend divine service. There is no Sunday-itis Sabbath. No one gets his tooth pulled-it is ex tracted. Instead of drinking tea and coffee, the fashionable only sip a little. No one tears tis pantaloons, but it is no rare ihing for him to lacerate them. The ladies don't go visiting-thes jonly make calls. Young men don't go courtingthey only step in to spend the evening.

INTELLIGENT FREEMEN.-During the canvassi of '44, from a certain newspaper office in Connecticut projected a tlag, inscribed "Polk, Dallas, Oregon and Texas." Two men viewing it one dar one ejaculated, "They will get my vote." * And mine, too," was the reply; "they are four a: likely men as there are in the United States."

DESCRIBING BY CONTRARIES.- Mr. Simpson you've been at Washington often, and must have seen Cave Johnson-what sort of a man is het " Why, you've heard of the Mammoth Cave have n't you?" "Yes.” “Well, that is n't him",

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Here is a chap in an awful condition, and HEATING THE POKER.—When Dr. Franklin all owing to a vixen of a girl saying she wouldn't : was agent in England for the Province of PennI know 't is a sin to,

sylvania, he was frequently applied to by the MinBut I'm bent on the notion

istry for his opinion respecting the Stamp Act; I'll throw myself into

but his answer was uniformly the same-that the The deep, briny ocean,

people of America would never submit to it All Where mud-eels and cat-fish

ter the news of the destruction of the stamped On my body shall riot

paper had arrived in England, the Minister again And flounders and flat-fish

sent for the Doctor to consult with, and in conSelect me for diet;

clusion offered this proposal : That if the AmeriThere soundly I'll slumber

can's would engage to pay for the damage done Beneath the rough billow,

in the destruction of the stamped paper, etc. the And crabs without number

Parliament would then repeal the Act The Doc. Shall crawl o'er my pillow;

tor, having paused upon the question for some But my spirit shall wander

time, at last answered it as follows: “This puts Through gay coral bowers,

me in mind of a Frenchman who, having heated And frisk with the mermaids

a poker red-hot, ran furiously into the street, and It shall, by the powers !

addressed the first Englishman he met there· Hah! Monsieur, give me de plaisir, de satisfac

tion, to let me run dis poker only one foot into ADVICE TO YOUTH.-If your sister, while ten-yer body!' My body!' replied the Englishman derly engaged in a tender conversation with her what do you mean? Vel, den, so far, marktender sweetheart, tenderly asks you to bring asing about six inches, 'Are you mad ?' returned glass of water from an adjoining room, you can the other? I tell you if you don't mind your start on the errand, but you need not return. You own business, I'll knock you down.' Vel den,' will not be missed, that's certain-we've seen it said the Frenchman, softening his voice and mantried. Don t forget this, little boys and girls. ner, "vil you, my good sir, only be so obliging as

to pay me for de trouble and expense of heating INTEMPERANCE.-A fellow in Bangor, with the dis poker p!" capacity of a Falstaff, recently sucked thirty-seven eggs at a sitting, because they were given to him !

"Tommy," said a tender-hearted mother|| He has felt chicken-hearted ever since, and goes to her little son, “what on earth did you throw to roost every night. The boys call him “ Hen,"Ithat kitten into the well for 9" "Oh, coz I was instead of Harry as heretofore, and parties intend crazy." “Come to your ma, you darling little to employ him to crow at elections.

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(NOVEMBER 30, 1847.)

EXECUTIVE-PRESIDENT AND CABINET. JAMES K. POLK, of Tennessee, President....

........... Salary $25,000 GEORGE M. DALLAS, of Pennsylvania, Vice-President....

6,000 JAMES BUCHANAN, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of State...........

6,000 ROBERT J. WALKER, of Mississippi, Secretary of the Treasury....

6,000 WILLIAM L. MARCY, of New York, Secretary of War..

6,000 JOHN Y. MASON, of Virginia, Secretary of the Navy............

6,000 NATHAN CLIFFORD, of Maine, Attorney-General ........

4,000 ICAVE JOHNSON, of Tennessee, Postmaster General.

6,000

JUDICIARY_SUPREME Court. ROGER B. TANEY, of Maryland, Chief Justice.... Salary $6,000. SAMUEL NELSON, of N. Y. Associate Justice.JAMES M. WAYNE, of Ga. Associate Justice. LEVI WOODBURY, of N. H.

JOHN MCKINLEY, of Ala. John MCLEAN, of Ohio,

I WILLIAM CATRON, of Tenn. ROBERT C. GRIER, of Penn.

PETER V. DANIEL, of Va. (Salary of Associate Justice, $4,500.]

Major-General of the Army_WINFIELD SCOTT, of New Jersey.

X X Xth CONGRESS.
Assembles December 6, 1847 ; Expires March 3, 1849.

..1853

18-19 ..1831

..1949

SENATE..
GEORGE M. DALLAS, of Pennsylvania, President, ex officio.
Members.
Term expires. Members.
Term expires. Members,

Terir capire
MAINE.
MARYLAND.

OHIO.
John Fairfield .............1851 James A. Pearce............1849 William Allen .............1849
James W. Bradbury........1853 Reverdy Johnson...........1851 Thomas Corwin............1851
NEW HAMPSHIRE.

VIRGINIA.

INDIANA. Charles G. Atherton.... 1849James M. Mason ........... 1851 Edward A. Hannegan *JOHN P. HALE............1853 Robert M. T. Hunter.......1853 Jesse D. Bright ....

...1851 VERMONT. NORTH CAROLINA,

ILLINOIS. William Upham............1849 George E. Badger..........1849 Sidney Breese ............1849 Samuel s. Phelps...........1851 Willie P. Mangum.........1853 Stephen A. Douglass ... MASSACHUSETTS. SOUTH CAROLINA.

MISSOURI. Daniel Webster ..1851 A. P. Butler ....

..1849 David R. Atchison... John Davis..... .......1853 John C. Calhoun...........1853 Thomas H. Benton ... RHODE ISLAND.

GEORGIA.

ARKANSAS. Albert C. Greene ...........1851 Walter T. Colquitt.........1849 Ambrose H. Sevier .... John H. Clarke ............1853 John M. Berrien ...........1853 Chester Ashley .......

1853 CONNECTICUT.

ALABAMA.

MICHIGAN. UJohn M. Niles.... ....1849 Arthur P. Bagby ...........1849 Lewis Cass................1851 It Roger S. Balduin ......... 1851 (A Loco-Foco).............1853 Alpheus Felch........... NEW-YORK. MISSISSIPPI.

FLORIDA. John A. Dix...............18491 Jefferson Davis.. .....1851 James D. Westcott, Jr..... Daniel S. Dickinson........1851 Henry Stuart Foote........1853 David Levy Yulee

1051
NEW JERSEY.
LOUISIANA.

TEXAS.
William L. Dayton.........1851 Henry Johnson.. .........1849 Thomas J. Rusk....
Jacob W. Miller ...... ....1853 Solomon U. Downs ........1853 (A Loco-Foco).......
PENNSYLVANIA.
TENNESSEE.

IOWA.
Simon Cameron...........1849 Hopkins L. Turney........1851
Daniel Sturgeon ...........1851 John Bell .................1853
DELAWARE.

KENTUCKY.
John M. Clayton...........1851 John J. Crittenden .........1819)
Presley Spruance...........1853 Joseph R. Underwood .......1853

(Whigs, in Italics, 21; Locos, in Roman, 32.] * Anti-Slavery, formerly Loco, elected by a union of Whig and Abolition votes. † Appointed in place of Jabez W. Huntington, deceased, by Gov. Bissell, to hold till the next Legislature meets in May Appointed by Gov. Brown in place of Gen. Jesse Speight, deceased.

18731

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