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OVr thr lone ml lUilo tllr,
Sfely 3TKf t glMc,
f ilvf r-tTraTalig is to IIrIiI:
Ru and iKcr la JHo sea:
sIt is neither dy por night : ,
t)c the air chill to thee?
Yl Ah, it b not o to .
Cloi'eMlraw If you are cW :
Alex e -arra yon with a kl. ,,
CSlnnnj; rownd joh I wiH holJ
1 ill we reach smbc ld of wis "
jkhtrc we thll not pine for tW? ; f
Js n far arvMWNt vm with dmth.
i (And no Mjitore wates with ies
em the Fsaiwer a i!cy feTetb
r ' Ttht a Hsic low
tSwte; thutland let as go.
Jt'tIji trj. Mn lita-osWll,rt2"Tf
M ittxcsltpate ihe cotuutior.3 ana niuiods,
Jv wluclt Uie mint! ncliiovas its highesi vn Is
in lttentture anil science In manual labor,
the dioli constructive process is easily ex
jJained but in brain Tvork, by which dis
-iveries arc made or literature produced,
the methods jd working are so subtle and
dusivv fln x9 stimulate a ji baffle iu
vestigaijon. The inlelVct points to his own grand
Mobierements an'd essays to explain exery
thins in heaven above, or the earth be
neath 5 bat when her own life or wayi arc
the subject of scrutiny, they seera to elnde
hrr fccpneat observation.
A. when we look m to the evening sky.
'--then; ure stars so dim that the eye caunot
tix 'lpon them, and we can only catch
(. "lunp-e of them when we lonk at some
io?oit aside 5 so this transient vision is the
tict that men have ever had of mind that
I subtle entity whjch ha bwt so Ung stud
ied and -o little underwood.
Anatomy and phisiology yive hs some
uiFiglit it.to the organic stract,are of the
l:r.iia. bat we have absolutely sotting that
caw eH us of the melhod by which this '
i orsnn secrets ttouni, or now visorou' ,
I thnking U effected, or how imariuaUon :
X rear Ver, palaces f all m Miner of precious
It has Veen obrvrd that raen are sub
ject to moods of mind. At one time the
tnind ttns like a clock Trith the pendalnni,
taken off a ,ck of thought is crowded
Jufl ' tur. Tte student ol :en feels is
jnysterious od almost irresistible inipulse
,4 gain intellectual activity and bnlliancy,
.r is weighed down by a leaden, dull ineffic
The dependence of the mind upon the
condition of body has been much dwelt on,
and the student owes a debt of gratitude to
those investigators who have given this fact
such prominence and emphasis. "But after
all, it is wonderful how the m'.d often as
serts its sovereignty over the body, disdains
all disordered condttidtts, nod even in the
paroxysms of physical soRVmug achieves
her wost brilltant effects.
This significant supremacy confirms the
belief, that there is in us an immaterial
principle, not absolutely dependant on bod
ily organization, and whose activity is not
solely dependant on the functions of the
Utojrraphical history abounds in exam
ples of persons, who, by strong will have
surmounted every impediment of physical
suffrring in the production Xf their literary
wmideis. Dunns' a severe attack ot illiic
ami an unusually severe aitacKnii-ap'Otw j whether ol philosophy or poetrr, ol
Cowper coiHpojcjLJ!J-"'!,:n,K balwd ol J or imagination, of reality or fiction, of
.fVii.Gi1n?nT !hc str.rv of that cnufslrian ! mentor taste. J?i faLt th most H
cinzen w.is told (o him in the evening, and
ihe ludicrous incident convulsed him with
the fruit of nothing but the deepest 'study;
that the great joet ur giat
artist, us well as tlie profound metaphrsi
cian or astronomer, is by nothing mote
distinguished than by his thorough and pa
tient application' A. natural genius as it
is called, appears in nothing else but tlie
power or application. 'Tnereis no great
excellence without great labor."
The inspirations of the luuseare as truly
studio?, as the lucubrations of philosophers.
In other words it is the deepest soil that
yields not only the richest fruits, .but the
fairest flowers. It is the most solid body
which is not onlyThC? mo3t useful but wjiich
admits of the highest polish and brilliance.
The stro-gest pinion can not only carry the
greatest burden but soar to the lout
The most inlensjj
lkJallorttmienn3in every department
guishins traits in il: greatest minds of the
ted in an imperishable bailau. opposite qn
Roberi H.UI, one of the greatest pulpit ness; of philosophy and fancy,
orators, pursucu his studies mmo legara- j ness ana invention.
less of the inn that xvas his companion i The maxim thai "extremes meet
through life ; and in his momen's of intel- j sometimes very differently receivad and ex
lectual exetteroent became entirely liisensi- cmplified in different senses. Is there any
lie to his physical sufferings. j clashing then among the natural powers ot
Lord Jx-ffrjy, who was one of the most j the mind : Is there to be found in fact on
brilliant periodical writers of the present an accurate analysis, any of the commonly
ceuiury, wus accuMuiueu iu cure m i.-au-1 sujiposeu lucougruuies oeiween reason ana
ache by, the study of some deep legal qucs
Of WiJiam, Prince of Orange, who was
ashiHatictond consuinpt've, MeGauley sajrs:
"Thrnngh a long life which was one long
dis ase, his mind never failed, oh any great
occasion, to bear up his suffering and lan
, Thus tlie feeble in lody may take heart,
since intellectual brilliancy and power arc
not inevitably denied there, and that these
may ofteu be their chief cnsolatioH in the
midst of bodily pains. As sature throws
her most gorgcoas coloring over fCrms that
are passing to decay, so ia kind compensa
tion, the lustre of mind often .flashes forth
most brilliantly when the bodily-powers are
fancy, between judgement aud imagina
What is reason? It is ordinarily de
fined to be the power of comnsring our
ideas and discriminating their differences
What is the imagination? It is the power
of calling up at will aud assembling vari
ous ideas so as to form harmonious pictures.
These powers then do not exist in a slate
ot war but of permanent alliance. Fancy
without judgement isextravag-iBceand folly.
Judgment without fancy is unproductive
The actual results in literature seem to
orrespond with these acknowledged e'e
nest? of our philosophy. Supposing a ccr
taia amount of talent, an amount suficieat
to start in the trial for literary distinction,
KcrcATfOX. j taen the reason of future is always to be
The obiect t)f Education is to strength j found in the want,, eitherof the d js propor-
en the bjnls of literary duty and friend ' lion, or the due exertion of the faculties of
in our various fields of labor, toil with M'cj
determination b succeed in wbatererW'i
f.vo desired lo do, as did Iieimisilmne V j
'ii ...i..v iA .ir. . ".i r.-i.. . . -
t. 1 -a- m ... . . . ..
jirsi. nuemp; to spent; io ttie intiMiiuucp, re
turned:hoine, and htudted und pr.icticwf,
he rnle-i of elocution for sex-oral jeara.
The result was, he became the most S
cessiul orator ol all tuv .
0. G. W.
Hew te JHdj(o Beaks.
Would you know v whether the tendaVaf "
of a book is good op evil, examine in wlNfc -
state of mind yon lay it down. Has it
uuucu you io suspect turn vvua.vyu eate
ngcpbtJSi.'iW innocent, ami that ibat may be
yu fr ,"r",'cSs wmch votl ,mve hit'ierto tieen
! UtCTJMIlt U I tl, , 1.,1. ,! .o II... :. 1-1 I
- i ..6.. v . inu"uiuita . ii hs iLieuuuui
to make you dissatisfied and iniwtietit um
der the control ofothir.s; an- disnoMfl
you lo relax in that iclf-goxcrnment wit
out which both the laws ,.f God mid id
tell us there can be no virtue. nd eokfl
-f -iia3 u atttfiupii
tmraliou and rn" franco.
j warn, is great, ami gowt, ana to dtint.osjr in
, you the love of vour country and .ii fl-
i low creatures ? Has i: ddtjtwseiiiMjlf to
your vanity, your selfishness, or any other
oi your era propensities Has it defiled
ihe imagination xvith what is loathsome, cr
shncktd the heart with wh.it is monstrous?
Has it disturbed ihe s,ense of right and
wrong which the Creator has implanted in
the human soul ? If so it you are con-"
SeiotIS Ot nil or nnr- of !).,,. (T. ,.. - Sr "J
. ..j , mt- iiictu u II, ,
having escaped from all, you have felt that
such were the effect intended to produce
throw the book into the fire, whatever name
u may near oh the title page ! Throw it
into the fare, vounir inuu. thoinrh it h,tilu
gift of a friend; vounc ladv. awav vhVtyA
r.L..i.. .. .1 i.":. ."..?' . 'Tv ,
";r orj s wouiu oe tne )roniiHetit VJ
lariiuurc oi a rose-wood b-H)k case.
h Vorld, the preeminent cals of gcuiuupon j , n-,.tiv1lo happjn48.,
.H M .to OutW0ria, haM-twon tins unn, of to aba.our lninili
oppqsite qualities : ol sense and spnhtli i.ut :. Mf ..,i
TLssa nnttinni nf rrwnta1 mfndfi- and I
AeireSeet oahraiti work, arp generally
aiippoeed to temVeUom lH hit, irregaiar
hibitfl, or azty of iL Bat every st
d jat can attest, that there are conMKtieac of
wiad arising from oe f theeaaHW,
ata -mkitk seem to hae ) eowsetisa with
ship ; lo rekindle the fires which, separate
acd solitary, are apVto die away ; larevivc
that zeal for study' which is liablcna fail,
or to falter at least, in its struggle with
manual labor, or the teacher's care of
Wha is the true science of thorough im
provsment and refinement? Vhat are the
true means of spreading at OHce wealth of
thought d beamy ovsrthe paths of iitac
A practical principle ia rdatwa to iaTfcl-
lectual cvltare ic, that th loftiest sMaia- j
SBen;s oi ?ae wtV; ' ctcij mh ot -rtioii,
are immcflliatsty tgumV.a the arif
waltswsfCT, r tisifiwint saay wry
the mind. The while history 67 literature
bears out this assenion How many, for
iristauce, charged and overcharged with im
agination, have tallcu into worse than hated
and fatal mediocrity, for the want of a sound
judgment ; how tnau treatises on theconfory
laden and weighed down with good sense,
and much learning too, have sunk to obliv
ion, because there was so kindling wnrrath
of imagination to buoy them up and bear
nem sa to after ages.
La m therefore staay well the powers of
the md. This rettl'me of princisiss if
ieliawei ut will had every oce who is dili
geat a4 ia west, to success iu the broad
jfeUk t iatottectual fame. Leteachf as
Tfce Tcacker akoittd be
A wise legislator, a rigkeous judge, a
prompt excutive an efficient workman, a
comDetent leader, a liberal partisan, a
pleasant companion, a warm friend, a goo4,
Hsj should be Apttofeach,acqua:i4kii
with human nature, acquainted with bo
earnest, thorough, prompt, clar. accurate, i
A Eba mm i I - m. 4 . . a V m a M
cmustiMur, uiugeni, nnn, syfcicrasttc, tfig..
amcu, i-uuuucni, couneous, rorlearM
gentle, cheerful, patiejU. Inngi net
orderly, studious, d yi
teacher's wor). arm behn: conttanUy In Nci;
thfl human .sJiiiaMtd to U a4vaot f af.
t.t - -n ;.: itiis,"r,vin,4rj,!!?l
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