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according to my wishes. The many kind and vol-, school should counteract it,- which I think would untary testimonials given, years afterwards, by per. hardly be the case, except in some districts in the sons who remembered that they were once my way- more populous cities.” ward pupils, are among the pleasantest and most Mr. F. A. Adams, of New Jersey, says: cheering incidents of my life. So uniforın have “I do not hesitate to express the conviction that been the resulis, when I have had a fair trial and there is no agency which society can exert, thraogh time enough, that I have unhesitatingly adopted the government, capable of exerting so great a the motio, Never despair. Parents and teachers moral influence for the rising generation as the are apt to look for too speedy results from the la. steady Training of the young in the best schools." bors of the lalier. The moral nature, like the in- “In reply to the specific inquiry, in your circu. tellectual and physical, is long and slow in reach- lar, what proportion of our youth would probably, ing the full maturity of its strength. I was told, under the advantages of schooling pre-supposed in a few years since, by a gentleman who knew the the circular, fail of fulfilling honorably their soʻjal history of nearly all my pupils for the first five and moral obligations in society, I would say tha:, years
of my labor, that not one of them had ever in the course of my experience, for ten years, in brought reproach upon himself, or mortification teaching between three hundred, and foor hondred upon friends, by a bad life. I cannot now Jook children, mostly boys, I have been acquainted with over the whole list of my pupils, and find one, who not more than two pupils in regard to whom I should had been wiih me long enough to receive a decided not feel a cheerful and strong confidence in the impression, whose life is not honorable and useful. success of the proposed experiment. In regard to I find them in all the learned professions, and in these iwo cases, I should not despair," &e. the various mechanical arts. I find my female pu- Mr. E. A. ANDREws, of Connecticut, after an pils scattered as teachers through half the States experience of more than half a century, in both city of the Union, and as the wives and assistants of and couniry schools, fully concurs in these views, Christian missionaries, in every quarter of the and expresses the strongest ansiety for the adoption globe.
of such measures, on the part of the community, “So far, therefore, as my own experience goes, as shall lead to their realization. He observes : so far as my knowledge of the experience of oth- " It cannot be that the millions of intelligent ers extends, so far as the statistics of crime throw men, found in this and in other Christian countries, any light on the subject, I should confidently ex- can much longer permit their feelings to be enlistpect that ninety-nine in a hundred, and I think even ed, and the resources of the communities to which more, with such means of education as you have they belong to be employed, in promoting objects supposed, and with such divine favor as we are au- of far inferior value; while the advantages of a thorized to expect, would become good members of good system of general education are, in so great society, the supporters of order, and law, and iruth, a degree, overlooked. If, as I fully believe, it is and justice, and all righteousness.”
in the power of the people of any State, by means The Rev. Jacob Abbott, of New York, a teach so simple as your question supposes, and so com er of great celebrity, experience and skill, and pletely in their own power as these obrjously are, whose well-earned reputation has extended itself so to change the whole face of society in a single over both hemispheres, says :
generation that scarcely one or two per cent. of re" If all our schools were under the charge of ally incorrigible members shall be found in it, it teachers possessing what I regard as the right in- cannot be that so great a good will continue to be tellectual and moral qualifications, and if all the neglected, and the means for its attaioment unemchildren of the communily were brought under the ployed." influence of these schools for ten months in the Mr. Roger S. HOWARD, of Vermont, after fifyear,
I think that the work for training up the whole teen years experience as a teacher, says: community to intelligence and virtue would soon “ Judging from what I have seen, and do know, be accomplished, as completely as any human end if the conditions you have mentioned were strictly can be obtained by human means."
complied with ;-if the attendance of the scholars “If all the children of this land were under the could be as universal, constant and long.continued charge of such teachers, for six hours in the day, as you have stated, if the teachers were men of and ten months in the year, and were to continue those high intellectual and moral qualitjes, -- apt te under these influences for the usual period of in- teach and devoted to their work, and favored with struction in schools, I do not see why the result that blessing which the Word and Providence of would not be that, in two generations, substantially God teach us always to expect on our honest, earthe whole population would be irained up to vir- nest and well-directed efforts in so good a cause. lue,-to habits of integrity, fidelity in duty, justice, on these conditions, and under these circumstantemperance, and mutual good-will
. It seems to ces, I do not hesitate to express the opinion that me this effect would take place in all cases, except the failures, need not be, -would not be, -one per where extremely unfavorable influences out of cent. Else, what is the meaning of that explicit
declaration of the Bible, • Train op a child in the suffer the present state of things to go on, bearing, way he should go, and when he is old he will not as it does, thousands, and hundreds of thousands, depart from it?"
of helpless children, in our country, to hopeless Miss CATHERINE E. Beecher, a lady of the and irretrievable ruin!" highest order of talents, who has been engaged with It would indeed be difficult to add any thing to signal success and usefulness for the last fifteen the force of this eloquent and searching appeal, or years as a teacher in Connecticut and Ohio, whose to enhance the weight of the testimony here adpupils have come from every State in the Union, duced in demonstration of the power and efficacy and who has had charge at different periods of not of sound, well conducted, well sustained elementaless than one thousand teachers, after adverting to ry education. We would gladly follow Mr. Mann the conditions proposed in the inquiry, and the na-in his clear and concise exposition of the perfect lure of the education which should be conferred, practicability of such a system as is here indicasays:
ied, without demanding any unreasonable or bur" With these preliminaries, which I hope will be densome sacrifice at the hands of the community. carefully pondered, and burne in mind as indispen- But our limits will not permit—at least on the presable, I will now suppose that it could be so arran
sent occasion-and we must confine ourselves to ged that, in a given place, containing from ten 10 one more extract from the conclusion of this admififteen thousand inhabitants, in any part of our rable report, aud leave the subject to the earnest country where I ever resided, all the children at consideration and reflection of our readers : ihe age of four shall be placed, six hours a day, for " In concluding this Report, I shall not attempt twelve years, under the care of teachers having the to heighten the effect of the evidence and the arsame views that I have, and having received that gument which have been submitted, by any effort course of training for their office that any state in to describe ihe blessedness of that slale of society, this Union can secure to the teachers of its chil- which the universal application of this reformalury dren. Let it be so arranged that all these children agency would usher in. Such an endeavor would shall remain till sisteen under these teachers, and be vain. He who would do this must first behold also that they shall spend their lives in this city, the scenes, and be thrilled by the joys, he would and I have no hesitation in saying, -1 do not be delineate; he must borrow the language of the lieve that one, no, not a single one, would fail of Paradise he would describe. And, inore than this; proving a respectable and prosperous member of he must be able to depict the depth and fierceness society; nay, more ; I believe every one would, al of the pains which have been inflicted, by the crimes the close of life, find admission into the world of of mankind, not only upon the guilty perpetrators endless peace and love. I say this solemnly, de themselves, but upon the innocent circles of their liberately, and with the full belief that I am upheld families and friends ;—the terrors of the conscienceby such imperfect experimental trials as I have stricken malefacior; the sorrow and shame of chilmade, or seen nade by others; but, more than this, dren bemoaning a parent's guilt; the madness of that I am sustained by the authority of Heaven, the mother at the ruin of her child; the agony which which sets forth this grand palladium, of educa- brings down a father's gray hairs with sorrow 10 lion – Train up a child in the way he should go, the grave; the pangs of fraternal and sisterly afand when he is old he will not depart from it.' fection, to which a stain upon a brother's or a sis
This sacred maxiin surely presents the Divine ter's name is a dark spot upon the sun of life, which imprimalur to the doctrine that all children can be spreads and deepens until it eclipses all the light of trained up in the way they should go, and that, existence :-all the varied cries of this mingled when so trained, they will not depart from it. Nor wail of distress, which have heen heard in all lands does it imply that education alone will secure eter. and at all times, from the death of Abel to the prenal life, without supernatural assistance; but it sent hour,-all these, he must have power to depoints to the true method of securing this indis- scribe who would describe the blessedness of a depensable aid.
liverance from them. " In this view of the case, I can command no “ There is one consideration, however, which I language strong enough to express my infinite long. cannot forbear to introduce, because it appeals alike ings thai my countrymen, who, as legislators, have to all those various, and oftentimes conflicting classthe control of the institutions, the law's, and the es of men, who are endeavoring, in so many difwealth, of our physically prosperous nation, should ferent ways, to ameliorate the condition of manbe brought to see that they now have in their hands kind. Will not a moment's reflection convince then the power of securing to every child in the coming all, that, so far as human instrumentality is concerngeneration a life of virtue and usefulness here, and ed, Education encompasses, pervades, and overan eternity of perfected bliss herealier. How then rules all their efforts ; grants thern whatever irican I express, or imagine, the awful responsib. liyoniphs they inay achieve, and sets bounds to their which resis upon them, and which hereatier i hey successes which they cannot overpass ? Why does zust bear before the great Judge of nations, it they'the advocate of Temperance, every time he returns
upon his circuit of beneficence, find his way again moniously and resistlessly onward. Whether, thereblocked up with the prostrate victims of inebria- fore, he is struggling, on the one hand, to emancition? Why so long, in both hemispheres, have the pale society from the thraldom of some particular divinest appeals of the advocate of Peace been enormily, which to him seems more flagitiogs than drowned by the din of mustering squadrons and the 'all the rest ; or whether, on the other hand, he is clarion of war? Why do our Moral Reform soci- striving to endue his age with some special visine, eties and our Home Mission societies call annually in no way can he pursue his own peculiar aim, so for more money and laborers, wherewith to enter directly and so speedily, as by preparing a generathe ever-enlarging fields, as they open before them, tion of men, ninety-nine in every one hundred of of licentiousness and of irreligion? Why do those whom-even of the first subjects submitted to the rich and powerful associations, formed for evangel- experiment—shall be trained to do justly, to love izing the heathen world, see the very ships, which' mercy, and to walk humbly with God.' And hoxcarry out the Gospel and its heralds, freighted also' ever a portion of my fellow-nortals, or myself, with idols made in Christian lands, for those hea-'may feel. in regard to the highest religious concernthens to buy, and to worship as true gods; and 'ments of the soul, I trust there are none, who beladen with a liquid poison, too, which sinks its vic- lieve that such an education as is here contempla. tims to such a depth of debasement as to make ted would be an obstacle, and not an aid, to the recommon heathenism enviable? Why is it that the ception of divine truth. lirust there are none who political parties into which our country is divided, would not readily adopt the language of Mr. Page, persist, year after year, in solemnly and unceas- in his letter above ciled, where he says, 'I am fu)ingly charging each other with heinous and pre- ly of the opinion that the right of espectation of a meditated offences against the fundamental princi- religious character would be increased very much ples of our government and the highest welfare of in proportion to the excellence of the Training given, the people ?-charges which, if true, must brand since God never ordains means which He does not the accused with infamy; if untrue, the accusers. intend to bless.'" So far as the members of any one of these various
S. S. R. parties are lovers of truth, of righteousness, and of Prospect Hill, Va., Sept. 1848. peace, let them be asked, what is the reason why they accomplish so liuile, and why so much ever remains to be done ? and they will answer, and answer truly, that they do not fail through lack of reason or of avihority, but because of blindness of mind or perversity of heart in those whom they ad
LA MORGUE. dress. The admonitions of history, the precepts of the Gospel, the attributes of Deily, are all on In the great and noisy city, their side ; but they are not heard, because they By the waters of the Seine, speak to adders' ears; they are not felt, because
Where across her hundred bridges their words of fire fall upon stony hearts. It is
Paris pours a living train;
Far beneath the gloomy shadow not, therefore, better or more argoments that they
Of high arches overhead, need, but men capable of appreciating argument. Humid, dark, repulsive, sombre, Their eloquence is sufficiently electric and power
Stands the mansion for the dead! ful, were it not for the flintiness of the hearts that glance off its lightnings. They want men whose
Onward rolls the sparkling water, intellects are noi blind to the most radianı iruths ;
Gaily as if Father Time
Ne'er had seen it red with slaughter, whose consciences are not as the nether mill-stone;
In the Carnival of crime,whose prejudices have not become fossilized. The Onward by a stately palace, merits of the divinest cause may be all cancelled And by gardens fair and green, by the demerits of the hearers; as the innocence
Where, of old, the jewelled chalice
Met the kisses of a Queen: of Christ was no better than guilt, at the unholy tribunal of Pilate.
When the bright though transient moments, “ But, in universal education, 'every follower of Bubliles bursting as they rise, Gud and friend of human kind' will find the only Still went by, a magic circle sure means of carrying forward that particular re- Of recurring fantasies :
And o'er all there sat in splendor form to which he is devoted. In whatever depart
She whose beauty from afar ment of philanthropy he may be engaged, he will
Flashed above the faiat horizon, find that deparıment to be only a segment of the Like the joyous morning star !t greal circle of beneficence, of which Universal Education is the centre and circumference; and that it is only when these segments are fitly joined to- + The Dead House of Paris. See Galignani's Guide. gether, that the wheel of Progress can move har. + Burke's description of the Dauphiness.
When Apollo's steeds are driven
Frantic through the eastern sky, Here affection's tears are given,
O'er a form too fair to die, Fondly still the mourner lingers,
When the sun at even calm Falls aslant upon the turrets
of majestic Notre Dame !
Sir William Draper claimed to be descended from Pepin, the French king, and traced the pedigree thus : Pepin, Pipkin, Napkin, Diaper, Draper.
'Tis perhaps some youthful maiden
From thy sunny banks, Garonne ! With a thousand graces laden,
Who no thought of care has known, And her life's brief, gentle morning
Ever from its earliest ray Home's sequestered paths adorning
Kindled into perfect day.
Thou honeysuckle of the hathorne hedge,
Burton's Anat. of Melancholy.
Oft when rung the solemn vesper
Out npon the drowsy air, She had walked in meek devotion
To repeat her simple prayer; And with tearful sadness kneeling,
In the chapel hushed and dim, Upward had her glance ascended
To the radiant seraphim!
Transcendentalism is the spiritual cognoscence of psycological irrefragability, connected with concutient ademption of incoluminent spirituality and etherialized contention of subsultory concretion.
Now she lies in stony silence,
Stretched upon the brazen bier; or her kindred, none to offer
E'en the tribute of a tear,
Who bas robbed the ocean cave,
To tinge thy lips with coral hue? Who from India's distant wave
To thee those pearly treasures drew ? Who from yonder orient sky Stole the morning of thine eye ?- Shaw.
TO THE SPLEEN.
The Italian writers possess, in the highest de-an alderman of the town of Cambridge, England, gree, the art of inflating an idea, or frothing up a a few years ago :-"Whereas a multiplicity of sentiment; one is tempted to ask them a similar damages are frequently occurred by damages of question to that put by the negress to the French outrageous accidents by fire, we whose names are woman, in the days of hoop penticoats, “Pray ma- underwritten, have thought proper that the neces. dam, is all that yourself?”—Madame De Slaël. sity of an engine ought by us for the better pre
venting of which, by the accidents of Almighty
God, may onto os happen, to make a rate to gather In your commerce with the great, you should benevolence for better propagating such good inendeavor, if the person be of great abilities, to
struments." make him satisfied with you ; when he is possessed of none, to make him satisfied with himself.
The son of Bacchus pleads thy power,
As to the glass he still repairs,
Prelends but to remove thy cares,
And drown thy kingdom in a purple shower.
Anne, Countess of Winckelses.
Their courtship was carried on in poetry. Alas!
many an enamored pair have courted in poetry, and 'Gainst which ihe first half hour
after marriage lived in prose.—John Foster. I had no will to take up arms, And in the next-no power.- Katherine Philips.
And engage the untainted honor of English
knighthood to unturl the streaming red-cross, or to “Why don't you wear your ring, my dear ?" said rear the horrid standard of those fatal guly drag. a gentleman to his daughter.
ons.—Millon. “ Because, papa, it hurts me when anybody squeezes my hand." “ What business have you to have your hand
PRE-EXISTENCE. squeezed ?" Certainly not—but still you know, papa, one
That strange impression which will occasionally would like to keep it in squeezable order."
come with unexpected suddenness on the mind, that the scene now passing, and in which we share,
is one, which in the very place and in the very An Irish gentleman, resident in Canada, when words, with the same persons and with the same he saw his sons drinking champaigne, would ex- feelings, we had accurately rehearsed, we know claim, " Ah, my boys, there goes an acre of land, not where, before.— Baron Smith. trees and all.”—Sir Francis Bond Head's Emigrant.
Voulez-vous qu'on dise du bien de vous! p'en
dites point. — Pascal. Through fields of death, to whirl the rapid ear, And blaze amid the thunder of the war.-Lee.
May we consider each night as the tomb of the departed day, and seriously leaning over it, read
the inscription written by conscience of its charNor great Achilles, whose tempestuous sword acter and exit.—John Foster.
Laid Troy in ashes.-Lee.
And summ'd the actyonns of the daie How frequently do we see zealous people, be- Eche night before I slept.-Chatterton. come exasperated in a discussion, in defending their own interests, when at the moment they conscientiously believe themselves contending only for the
The finery of Nature's robes makes bat a small interests of truth, and long retain the same con- part of her wardrobe ; she hath her ordinary wear, viction.-Pascal.
and even when she polteth on her mantle of the richest green, she trims it sparingly, and that før
the most part with a loose lacery of unobtrasire The following advertisement was drawn up by' jasmine and vine-weed. And the Nature, that bids