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SELECTED POETRY. Autumn came; the wild swan was turn- ful, fantastic picture. Now, lay you.

ing toward the South ; the leaves were hand upon the glass, and be a scratch of HE DOETH ALL THINGS WELL. dropping from the trees, and spears of frost your finger, or by the warmth of your glittered in the grass.

palm, all the delicate tracery will be obHe doeth all things well.

A strip of crupe fluttered from the shut- literated. So there is in youth a beauty There is no sorrow, but this sweet inscription

ter of the house where my little singer and purity of cbaracter, which when once Is graved upon it; and from each afriction,

lived. Her voice was clotbed in death, touched and defiled can never be restored, Rings like the music of a silver bellHe doeth all things well.

and trembling bands had bound those tru-a fringe more delicate than frost work,

ant tresses around her wbire brow. and which, when torn and broken, will He doeth all things well.

By the great white throne, by the river never be re-embroidered. He who has The night may fold its wings in gloom and sadness, Yet the bright morning sun will break its gladness of eternal gladness, she was striking her spotted and soiled his garments in youth, Oh, listen to their whisper; angels tell

golden barp, ar:d singing in the gushing though he may seek to make white again, He doeth all things well. fullness of imperishable glory!

can never wholly do it, even were be to

wash them with his tears. When a young He doeth all things well.

man leaves bis father's house with the Where the soul sickens at the hope delaying, Where disappointment on the beart is preying,

GROW BEAUTIFUL - Persons may oui- blessings of a mother's tears still wet upon Faith weaves around those hearts a holy spell grow disease, and become healthy by prop- bis brow, if he once lose that early purity He doeth all things well.

er attention to the laws of their physical of character, it is a loes that he can never He doeth all things well.

constitution. By moderato and daily exe whole agair. Such is the consequence of The cheek of health is flushed by his breath, ercise men may become active and strong crime. Its effect cannot be eradicated; it He pillows with His love the bed of death.

in limb and muscle. But to grow beauti- can easily be forgiven.
Then gently draw the soul with him to dwell ful, how? Age dims the lustre of the
Who doeth all things well.

eye, and pales the roses on beauty's cheek;
white crowfeet, and furrows, and wrinkles,

THE MEMORY OF A MOTHER.-Wben LADIES DEPARTMENT.

and lost teeth, and gray hairs, and bala temptation appears and we are almost per“ALWAYS SINGING.” head, and tottering linibs, and !imping suaded to do wrong, how often a mother's

feet most sadly mar the human form di word of warning will call to mind vows Wbile talking with a neighbor, I heard vine. But dim as the eye is, as pallid and that are really broken ! a sweet plaintive voice singing that beau- shaken as may be the face of beauty, and Yes, the memory of a good another has tiful hymn:

frail and feeble that once strong, erect, saved many a poor inortal from going “ Jesus, lover of my soul !"

and manly body, the immortal soul, just astray. Tall gruss may be found growing The child was up stairs; I knew it was fledging its wings for its home in heaven, over the ballowed spot where all ber

The drying a child's voice from the silvery softness. - may look out through those faded win earthly remains repose. I listened awbile, and then said: dows, as beautiful as the dew drop of a

leaves of autumn may be wbirled over it, " That child has a sweet voice." summer's morning, as melting as the tears or the white mantle of winter cover it

" Yes, she has,” returned my friend, that glisten in affection's eye-by grow- from sight, yet the spirit of her, when be "she is always singing."

ing kin-lly, by cultivating sympathy with walks in the right path, appears, and genAlways singing!

all human kind, by cherishing forbearance tly, softly, mournfully calls to him, when Sweet, bappy child ! Bird of angel

towards the follies and foibles of our race, wandering of into ways of error and

and feeding day by day on thut love to wing! Who would not envy thee that

crime. gushing flood of happinces within thy and make us akin to angels.

God and man which lift us from the brute soul? A soul strong to will and to do; a

MARRIAGE-MAN'S CHIEF HOPE.- No soul lighted with the smile of Jesus and

event in man's life is of more consequence anchored on the surest hope; a soul that

PURITY OF CHARACTER. Over the than marriage; nor is any more uncertain. with more than a child's strength shall

beauty of the plum and the apricot, there Upon this die his sum of happiness depart the dark waves as it goes down the

grows a bloom and beauty more exquisite pends. Pleasing views arice, which vansurging tide of death.

than the fruit itself—a soft delicate flush ish as the cloud; because, like that, they Always singing!

that overspreads its blushing cheek. Now bave foundation. Circumstances I passed that way again, Summer was

if y here in ber fullness, strewing the earth is once gone, it is gone forever, for it nev- stances. you strike your hand over that, and it change, and tempers change with circum

Let a man's prior judgement be with flowers, and the sky with stars, The

er grows but once. The flower that hangs ever so sound, he cannot foresee a change; same sweet voice was trilling on the air,

in the morning, impearled with dew, ar- therefore is liable to deception. His “ Ob, bad I wings like a dove, I would fly!

rayed as no queenly woman ever was ar-chief hope of happiness-must therefore be, This time the little singer was in the rayed with jewels; once shake it so that under the blessing of Providence, in his yard. I gazed upon the spiritual softness the beads roll off, and you may sprinkle own goudness and integrity. of her features—the sweet eyes like water over it as you please, yet it can nev“brown birds flying to the light,” the fine er be made again what it was when the expressive lips, the dark silken curls ; Idew fell silently on it from heaven. On

Correct yourself betimes. You will felt that she would soon have her wish an- a frosty morning you may see the panes seldom or never keep from falling if you swered, and so “ find a refuge in heaven.” of glass covered with landscapes, roun- cannot recover yourself when you first beAlways singing!

talos, lakes and trees blended in a beauti. gin to totter.

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REGISTER OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, AT EAST NEW LONDON,
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1860. REPORTED BY H. E. CHITTY.

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FRENCH.-Has been disseminated by CUTRUSH's PRINCE OF WALES.--A late HORTICULTURAL.

some parties as an autumnal bearer, and is English variety of high repute. It has RA SPBERRIES.

still advertised as such. During three been fruited here one season, and the ber. The following remarks in regard to the years experience we bave never seen any ries proved of excellent quality, and large variety of this fine fruit, we extract from appearance of an autumn crop. It is also size ; long conical shape, bright crimson

described as a late variety. It bas always color, and firm flesh. Worthy of further the recent report of the committee of the

ripened with us at the same time as the trial. Fruit Grower's Society of Eastern Penn Wilder and Orange, but does not continue FASToLF.-An old English variety of sylvania. Most of the varieties below

so long in bearing as either of these. The well known excellence. Fruit large to named we have fruited, and can confirm

plant is a free grower and profuse bearer, very large, a reddish purple ; rather soft the correctness of the remarks quoted. of medium sized, round deep red berries, for market. Bears abundantly, and for a Ed. Rep.

rather soft, and of indifferent flavor. long season, It generally proves very VARIETIES

ORANGE, (Brinckle’s). —Is justly re- tender. ALLEŃ.—The Allen Raspberry is a

garded as the best of all the native sorts. HORNET, pronounced HORNAY.-A very strong grower, with large, dark green Its large orange colored berries, of excel- splendid new variety from Bagnolet, dear crumpled foliage; canes of large size, with lent flavor; its strong growth, long seoson Paris

, introduced here by Aubry & Sounumerous blunt purple spines, reddish

of bearing, and great productiveness, ren-chet, of Carpenter's Landing, N. J., to brown wood, laterals strong and numer- der it worthy a place in every garden.— whom we are also indebted for most of the ous, commencing within two feet of the To somo tastes it is too sweet, and want- French varieties below described : Imperiground; continues ir. bearing for a long ing in sprightliness, Great care is requi. ale, Jonet, Papier, Pilate, and Souchetii.

Fruit of large and uniform size, site when cultivating and forking over the This is the fuvorite Raspberry of the firm flesh, light crimson color, exeellent soil around the stools, not to lacerate the Paris market, and deserves to be placed flavor; clinging slightly to the receptacle

roots, or disturb the young plants, as this at the head of all the foreign kinds. It is in picking In some soils it appears 10

variety, especially when young, throws up a very strong grower; foliage very large, need to be planted alternately with other

suckers very sparingly, and in some soils dark green, not much plaited ; young varieties to yield a full crop; in others wo it is dificult to get a plantation well wood, pale green, spines small, red and bave found it bearing abundantly when

started. It resembles the orange tree, not scanty. Fruit of unparalled size; obtuse growing at a distance from any other sort.

only in the color of its fruits, but also in conical shape, rich crimson color, and of Alternate planting is, however advisable. the fact that the bud, blossom, and ripe the very highest flavor. We have meas

CatawiSSA, Everbearing.--This is fruit are seen upon it at all stages of its ured berries of 34 inches in circumfermainly valuable from its certain and growth.

It is not quite as firm as is desiraabundant fall crops. The spring fruit, WILDER.--Plant, a very strong grower.

ble for a market berry, but if gathered coming at a season, when all the other and profuse bearer; foliage dark green with the stems on, as is the custom in varieties are in full bearing, is by no means and crumpled; canes hirsute, being dense- Franco, it is easily transported, and fetchof poor flavor: und the autumn crop suce ly covered with long, tender, light brown es the highest price. Worthy of univerceeds so immediately, that berries have spines; fruit round, medium sized, cream

sal culture. Sume experienced Pomolobeen gathered on the same day from both colored, soft and very juicy, but not high gists have supposed it to be identical with the old and the new canes. The flavor of favored , it decay's rapidly wben ripened Knevelt's Giant, We find the difference the latter depends very much upon the sea- in the sun, or -expused to rain. The pips very marked, as will be seen by the reson ; if the months of August and Septem- are quite hairy, and in gathering, the an

description given. ber prove moderately warm and dry, an thers fall upon the fruit, giving it an un

HUDSON RIVER ANTWERP.-A very excellent quality may be counted on; if pleasant grittiness in eating.

favorite sort in New York, and now being cold and wet, the fruit is generally rather

FOREIGN VARIETIES.

generally introduced here. It shares sour. It bears continually from about the BELLE DE FONTENAY.-A double bear with Brinckle's Orange the reputation of last of August, through all September and ing French variety, which has been con

being the most popular berry in cultivaOctober ; we have even gathered its fruits founded with the Marvel of the Four Sea- tion Its abundant crops of medium to on the 4th of November. ' In vigor of sons, from which it is quite distinct. The large sized fruit, of bandsome red color, growth, size of cane and bardihood, it al- habit of this plant is quite dwarf, growth and firm flesh, and its long season of bearmost rivals the Lawton Blackberry. A vigorous, suckers profuse; fruit medium ing entitles it to high praise, although the truly valuable sort. [Our canes are now in to large, reddish purple, flavor rich and flavor is not first-rate, and to some, rather full bearing. (Nov, 12th,) Ed. Rep.] sprightly. A valuable sort.

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BY C. D. STUART.

COMMON JOYS.

his youthful son listened with pleased at- burried to his side, Wbat brilliant boutention to the reminiscences of his gray- quets she twined for him in these reveries ! baired sire. There was a stillness and se- What healing and strength she gave to

renity resting on all around that invited his feeble limbs! Oh, he will live long, Our common joys, O what are they? The brightest and the best ;

the soul to reflection and devotion. Na- thonghi she, and will or.ce more enjoy They glad us in our busy walks,

ture seemed to be preparing for the coming with me a Saturday evening in this grove Are with us when we rest;

of that dear and holy day so welcome to he planted in his youth. Perhaps this An angel band, they hover round the christian's heart.

bird will sing for him the song that bas In waking and in dream, And o'er our hearts in saddest hours Anna Lester yielded to the influence of

thrilled ny heart." As this' sanguine They shed a golden beam.

the peaceful scene, and affectionately kiss thought illuminated her countenance, the Our common joys, 0 what are they? ed the wrinkled brow of a decrepid parent, bird lew away and the church bell's melBut blessings felt within,

strolled out to the beechen grove that shad- ancholy chime, seemed chanting the funFor smallest deeds of goodness done

ed the graves of so many of her kindred, eral dirge of the sun that ḥad sank beAmid a world of sin ?

and would so soon receive her sole remain bind a vast pile of clouds rapidly rising The nite we give the child of want,

Anna soon The slightest word of cheer

ing relative. Wild flowers bloomed here behind the church tower, That lifs a heart with sorrow bowed, in great profusion, and Anna stooped to gathered a nosegay from the plentiful Or dries a falling tear.

pluck a boquet for her father, who could groups of flowers that gemmed the rank Our common joys, O what are they !

wander no more amid their beauties, when sod, and walked slowly home, repeating The priceless pearls and gold

the note of a lark carised her to start from to herself, Thompson's beautiful Hymn of Which memory sifts upon the heart her labor, and listen like one entrance. the Seasons. As she opened the wicket When life is growing old;

The happy songster bad alighted upon a gate of her garden, the housekeeper came The thought that we bave trengured up Where nought can steal away

branch immediately above her head, and to the porch with a face of alarm, and The consciousness of doing good

seemed to be pouring out half his little hurried her into the sitting rooni, where With every passing day.

soul in bis gushing solig. With hand two of ibe neighbors were busily engaged

balf raised and bead bent in the act of lis- around ber father, whose half closed, sunkTHE EVENING WALK.

tening, Anna stood beneath the whisper- en eyes and livid face were shaded by tho

ing foliage with a heart elevated and soft-wings of the Augel of Death, who was BY MISS E. A. COMSTOCK.* ened by this finishing touch to wbat seem.

now hovering over him. Anna spring ed before completely beautiful, “Ab! forward, and clasped the cold hand that The sun was flinging a broad mantle of she exclaimed, I could almost imagine it was extended to her. A faint smile parradiance over the valley of Glencoe, gild- the soul of my infant brother, calling me sed over his face as bis eyes rested a moing the old church tower, and warning the in a hymn of praise to Heaven,

ment on the bunch of flowers she held in laborer that tbough bis beams were bright

Her thoughts reverted to the time when her hand, “Oh, my father, said Anna, they were his last, and soon to fade into mother and brother welcomed with smiles do not leave me alone.” The invalid evening twiligbt. The ivy quivered in her return from those evening rambles raised his shrivelled band to Heaven, and the cheering rays, reflecting from leaf to where she held communion with Him whispered softly, “ He will be with thee leaf a continuous line of dazzling light. who, for her own good, had often chasten- my child!" Anna bowed her bead and The heavily ladened ant hurried home-ed ber naturally proud and lofty heart.- wept, but in that weakness of the human ward with his load, picking his way These cherished ones, and now when the heart there was the strength of resignacarefully along the well-trodden path that

falling dew warned her to hasten home, tion. Although her tears fell like rain, termiuated at the church porch, and which on the ensuing day would be an child who returned to him, laden with the her father alone, blessed the thoughtful her spirit cried “Thy will be done.”

The evening breeze came into the chamunsafe place for him. The old sexton forol teachers he loved so well. These ber of death, laden with the perfume of who had presided for forty years over

saddening musings however faded away fragrant shrubs. but they passed unbee-lthe pews of the church, until it bad be before the joyous song of the lark. Hope ed by its lifeless inmate, who was resting come to him even as a dear child, wend weaved a garland for the future, and there in pulseless sleep! ed bis way to it, swinging his heavy bunch

came to her side with a promise of cun- Again the sun shone brightly, the trees of keys and stopping now and then to en

ning joy. In all of her pleasing visions danced and frolicked above the tomb of joy the cooling breeze, or to point out to the image of her father was the nucleus the Lesters. The flowers raised their his aged wife some spot, so altered from around which they expanded and bright- many tinted heads as smilingly as though what it was when they were young, while ened. He sat in the windows of her cas- no tears had watered their roots. At the

tles in the air, smiling upon her as she base of a moss covered monument sat An*Family Circle

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na Lester near to the tree on whose low Ah, give me her resignation, her fitness There is something in sickness tha: branch the lark bad so lately sung. There for the sorrows of life, and her bopes of breaks down the pride of manhoud ; that slept all of her race. That monument Heaven, rather than the mere gold or softens the heart, and brings it back to the had just closed over the last link that gems of the East, or the splendors of the feelings of infancy. Wbo that has been bound her to life. Here had she reared transitory world!

languishing, even in advanced life, in an airy fabric of bliss which now lay in

siekness and despondency; who that bas ruins at her feet. “ It is over, murmured THE REPOSITORY: pined on a weary bed in the neglect and she, my selfish repinings have ceased.

loneliness of a foreign land, but has thought

VEW-LONDON, CONN. Mine was the fate of all earth's dreamers.

on the mother "that looked on his child. I built my house upon the sand and it fell. BY W. H. STA RR. hood,” that smoothed his pillow and ad. Henceforth the Rock of ages shall be its Thursday, November 22. 1860. ministered to his helplessness ? Ob! there foundation. I shall never fear. Why

is an enduring tenderness in the love of

MOTHER'S LOVE, did I wish to keep him from the celestial

& mother to her son that transcends all barmony that in half heard fragments

Next to that love that burns in the other affections of the heart. It is neithreached him here? Alone! no, God and bearts of higher and holier beings than | er to be chilled by selfishness nor daunted his afflicted ones are with me. I will arise and comfort the broken hearted.

those of earth, is the pure, deep and endur. hy danger, nor weakened by worthless

ing affection that glows in the fond mothness, nor stifled by ingratitude. She will The poor and oppressed shall be my kind

sacrifice every comfort to bis convenience, er's bosom. How entirely unselfish and red. I have been an idler in God's vine.

she will surrender every pleasure to his yard, henceforth I will toil without ceas. I dear object of a mother's fundness! There enjoyment; she will glory in his fame,

undying is that love tbat yearns over the ing. How many sorrowing ones bave is a strength of emotion, a vividness of

and exult in his prosperity; and, if misneed of me.

How many bappy hearts may be made still happier by my sympa-trancends all other emotions, and almost pure feeling in the molber's heart that fortune overtakes him, he will be the

dearer to her from misfortune; and if disthy. Sweet flowers and graceful trees

, absorbs wl other joys. The height of grace settle upon his name, she will love you speak intelligibiy to me. You bare

and cherish him in spite of his disgrace; not ministered in vain to my

prosperity will not carry one above it, nor
crushed
the lowest depths of poverty sink one be-

and if all the world beside cast bim off, spirit.”

she will be all the world to him. low it. In the palace it beams with a luYears have rolled away, and pestilence cid glow, and on the poverty of the hum

The next Sunday I was at the village Stalked in the streets of a neighboring city. ble cottage it beams in brightness and church, when, to my surprise, I saw the poor The death struck called in vain on his ter beauty with transendent lustre. It ful-old woman tottering down the aisle to her rified kindred, and died alone. No hand lows the dear, perhaps the wayward child, accustomed seat, on the steps of the altar. was near to hold a cup of cold water to through all the vicissitudes of life, and

She made an effort to put on something bis parcbed lips, or to cool and dry his even at the grave, ceases not its deep and like mourning for her son, and nothing burning brow. Selfishness reigned in all holy yearnings.

could be more to ucbing than this struggle but a few hearts. Left alone to struggle A touching allusion to a scene by the

between pious affection and utter poverty with the destroyer in his new and most gifted [rving, is full of deep pathos. On

-a black ribbon or so, a faded black terrific form, the dying solitary was too a funeral occasion which he witnessed in handkerchief, and one or two more such sensible of the desertion of those whom the country, he remarks :

humble attempts to express by outward his heart had so long held dear. In his “When I saw the mother slowly and signs that grief which passeth show.deepest despair ’and wretchedness, what painfully quitting the grave, leaving be. When I looked around upon the storied femule form bends over him, and soothes hind her the remains of all that was dear monuments, the stately batchments, the his parting throes? What ministering to her on earth, and returning to silence cold marble pomp with which grandeur angel is it that thus glides around bim and destitution, my poor heart ached for mourned magnificiently over departed gently and unappalled? She is a strang- her. What, thought I, are the rich ?- pride, and turned to this poor widow, er to bim, but not to us. In that attenu- They have friends to sootbe-pleasures to bowed down by age and sorrow, at the alated form and cheerful face, we recognize beguile—a world to divert and dissipate tar of her God, and offering up the prayone well known in the haunts of poverty their griefs. What are the sorrows of ers and praises of a pivus, though a broken and disease. One wbo sat by the tomb of the young! Their growing minds soon beart, I felt that this monument of real her forefathers and dedicated herself to close above the wound-their elastic spir- grief was worth them all.” this work. Who went forth to suffer and its sown rise beneath the pressure; their FAIRHAVEN OYSTER TRADE.-The oy. patiently endure.

Who built in ber ductile affections soon twine around new ster trade in Fairhaven far exceeds in youth her hopes on the Rock of ages, when objects. But the sorrows of the poor, who amount and importance the general idea her airy tabric of sandy foundation lay in have no outward appliances to soothem of those who are not conversant with it. ruins at her feet, Living for the realities the sorrows of the aged, with whom life at the sales annually amount to 1,000,000 of life, she finds them more true and beau- best is but a wintry day, and who can bushels in the shell, while 1,000,000 of tiful than the gorgeous visions that delu- look for no atter growth of joy-the sor- gallons are opened and sold, to contain ded her on the brink of sorrow, during rows of a widow, aged, solitary, destitute, which, nearly 450,000 wooden kegs, and her Saturday evening walk.

mourning over an only son, the last solace 350,000 tin cans are required. The FairGentle Reader, perchance you may drop of her years; these are indeed sorrows haven ladies are the principal operators in a tear, as you reflect on the singular be- wbich make us teel the impotency of con. opening and putting them up, ihe most of reavement of this lone one. solation.

that labor being performed by females.

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