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the tones of his voice were sweet and said the youth, “as you shall see before musical, like the notes of a lute. He our acquaintance ends. But remember was captivated with the young stranger, that I am now your guide; and it is my and was about to express both his thanks duty to make your journey pleasant. and his assent to the proposal, when he Let us take this path to the left, for it observed a frown upon the brow of the will conduct us through the most old man, at their side. At the same charming scenes.” time this grave stranger said, “ Do you The two companions took the left know, young man, the name of this hand path as suggested, and for some person under whose guidance you are time it led them among pleasant valleys, about to place yourself?”
and sweet lawns, and the most enchant“I do not," said Myron, "nor do I ing landscapes. At last they came to a care to know it. The fair face and soft scene more beautiful than any they speech of the young man, assure me of had met. Groups of lofty trees were his kindness and fidelity; and I am wil- scattered here and there over a grassy ling to place my happiness in his hands. slope, the verdure of which was like Come,” said he, “ let us depart on our velvet. In the middle of this spot was journey, and leave this haughty old man a fountain, and the waters being thrown to his musings."
into the air, fell in glittering showers, With this rude speech, Myron turned making at the same time a sound of enon his heel, and taking the arm of the trancing music. Amid the forest bowyouth, they were about to depart, when ers, were birds of gorgeous plumage, and the sage spoke to Myron, saying, – their song was more lovely than that of “The time may come, young man, when the nightingale. you will need a friend : when such an Myron was delighted. He had never occasion arrives, and you are ready to before seen anything so beautiful. abide by safe counsel, call for me, and I Again and again he thanked his guide will obey your summons. My name is for the pleasure he had bestowed upon Truth!"
him. So absorbed was he in the scene, The two youths now departed, laugh- that he forgot his journey, and it was ing heartily at the old codger, as they not till the sun began to set behind the called him, whom they left behind. hills that he was called to reflection. After a short space Myron asked the He then asked his guide where they name of his companion-as a mere mat- were to spend the night. The reply ter of curiosity. Oh," said the young was evasive, and Myron did not fail to man, “ that old fellow, Truth, calls me remark that a sinister smile came over Falsehood, but I pass under the various the face of his friend, as he said—“Let titles of Pleasure, Fancy, and Folly— us go forward, we shall find a lodging according to the humor I am in. One in due time.” day, when I sport with the flowers, they The two proceeded, but they had not name me pleasure; and at another time, gone far before the clouds began to when I play with the sunbeams, they thicken, and in a short space it was incall me fancy; and again, when I give tensely dark. The road grew rough myself up to mirth or wine, they call me and thorny, and at last Myron fell over folly."
a stone of considerable size. “But do you do all these things ?” with difficulty, and when he called for asked Myron, in some wonder.
his companion, he was not to be found. “ To be sure I do, and many others," Nothing could exceed the amazement
and terror of the young traveller; for glasses, turning spits, and handing liquor now he began to hear the cries of wild round to company at table. animals, and in a short space he could M. Grandpry, a French. gentleman make out the form of a lion, stealing describes one that he had on board upon him, through the darkness. a vessel. She had learnt to heat the
The words of the old man whom he oven; she took great care not to let had treated so rudely, now flashed upon his memory-and in the agony of the inoment he called out, “ Truth-Truth
TUOTA come to my aid, and be my guide !” These words were uttered aloud, and with such energy, that Myron awoke from his dream, his heart beating, and his body covered with a cold perspiration. But the vision seemed to bear a wholesome meaning, and the words, which broke from his lips in the moment of his fancied peril, became the
19 rule of his after life. He rejected falsehood, which promises fair, and for a time tempts us with darling pleasures, but leads us into scenes of terror and distress, and leaves us helpless at the hour of our utmost need. He made Truth his friend and guide, and was both successful and happy in the great journey of
any of the coals fall out, which might have done mischief in the ship; and she
was very accurate in observing when The Chimpansé.
the oven was heated to the
gree, of which she immediately apprized This is a species of ape, found on the the baker, who, relying with perfect conwestern coast of Africa. He is more fidence upon her information, carried his like a man than any other of the four- dough to the oven as soon as the chimhanded race, and is the only one that pansé came to fetch him. This animal can easily walk erect. He is often seen performed all the business of a sailor; walking with a cane in the woods. The spliced ropes, handed the sails, and asnegroes say that he is a kind of man, sisted at unfurling them; and she was, and only refuses to talk because he is in fact, considered by the sailors as one afraid of being made to work.
of themselves. The vessel was bound These creatures live in the woods, and for America, but the poor animal did not sometimes attack the natives with clubs live to see that country, having fallen a and stones. The Europeans, who live victim to the brutality of the first mate, in the settlements ayong the coast, have who inflicted very cruel chastisement trained some of these creatures so that upon her, which she had not deserved. they perform various kinds of labor, such She endured it with the greatest pá. as bringing water in jugs, rinsing out" tience, only holding out her hands in a
suppliant attitude, in order to break the day, from grief and hunger. She was force of the blows she received. But lamented by every one on board, not infrom that moment she steadily refused sensible to the feelings of humanity, who to take any food, and died on the fifth knew the circumstances of her fate.
The Sugar-Cane. SUGAR is found in a great many veg- sides, and little reeds are inserted, in etables, particularly in beets, carrots, which the sap, as it ascends from the parsnips, sugar-cane, Indian corn, the earth to the extremities, is caught and sugar-maple tree, &c. Sugar is manu. conducted into wooden troughs. It is factured from beets, in large quantities, then boiled down, and becomes first in France, and in this country it is made molasses and then sugar. Many milfrom beets also, to some extent. It is lions of pounds are made in this way also made from the juice of the maple each year. . tree, particularly in the western states. But this is a very small quantity, comIn March the trees are tapped in the pared with what is made from the sugar
cane, in the West Indies, Louisiana, and Columbus. The art of refining sugar South America. The sugar-cane is a so as to make it white, was discovered jointed reed, of a fine straw color, grow- in the sixteenth century, by a Venetian, ing from eight to fourteen feet high. who made a vast fortune by it. It terminates at the top in blade-shaped leaves, the edges of which are finely notched. Its flowers form a' delicate silver-colored cluster.
When the cane is about a year old, it Dialogue on Politeness. is cut and crushed between iron rollers, which press out the juice. This is then Louisa. Good morning, mother. I conducted into large copper boilers, and have been in search of you for the last by various processes of boiling and cool- half hour. Julia and I have been talk ing, it is at last made into sugar, and ing very earnestly on a certain subject, molasses, the latter being the liquid part but we do not agree at all in our opinthat drips from the sugar. In the pro- ions; so I have come to you to get cess of manufacture, a good deal of lime yours. I rather think you
will be and bullocks' blood are mixed with the my side,” as I suppose I have learnt to juice of the cane, and these assist in judge a little as you do; as is very natrefining the sugar.
ural I should, mother. A very interesting discovery has lately Mother. I should certainly be very been made in this country, which is, sorry, my dear, if your mind and opinthat the stalks of Indian corn, if the ears ions were not influenced by mine. But are cropped just after they begin to set, what is the question which has excited will produce more sugar than the cane. such animated discussion? Some new Accordingly a machine for the crushing style of bonnet, or the manner of singing of the stalks has been contrived, and a the last new song ? model of it may be seen at the patent L. Neither, mother; but something office at Washington. It is said that a much more important. We have been single acre of ground will yearly pro- talking of the manners of two of our duce a ton of sugar, and it is believed schoolmates, Matilda Hervy and Carothat sugar will soon be raised in abun- line Perkins. Julia prefers Caroline's dance in all the western states, in this manners, and I prefer Matilda's. Julia way. The stalks make excellent fodder thinks Caroline a perfect pattern of pofor cattle, after the juice is crushed out. liteness. .
Sugar is now regarded as one of the M. Ah! for what reason, my dear? necessaries of life, and about 600,000 L. O, because she smiles so sweetly tons, or 120,000,000 of pounds are when she speaks; always shakes hands annually produced. Yet it seems that with people ; flatters them, and repeats sugar was not known to the Greeks or compliments she has heard of them, and Romans, and it is never mentioned in all that sort of thing. the Bible. It was, in fact, only known M. Is Caroline the same to all, my as a medicine, till modern times. In dear? the tenth century it took the place of L. O, no, mother; she is polite only honey in the druggist's shop, and was to a certain set of people. Matilda is chiefly used in fevers, to relieve them. the same to all, both rich and poor.
The sugar-cane was found growing Caroline evidently has an object in her wild in the West Indies, by. Christopher attentions, which is, to get the favor of
those who can do her kindnesses in if she were a princess. This little incireturn. Can a person be truly polite, dent pleased me much. mother, without a kind heart and a well- L. Really, mother, I should think principled mind?
there was precisely the difference beM. I think not, Louisa. I have my- tween Matilda and Caroline, as between self to-day been the witness of some- the two collegians. Caroline's kind acts thing quite apropos to our subject. In and polite words are always for the rich, riding in the omnibus from Cambridge, the high-born, or the fashionable. Matilda this morning, I observed among the pas- delights in doing favors to those who sengers two young men, about the age can make her no return. She looks of your brother Albert, apparently col. upon all as her fellow-creatures-never legians, who, from their intercourse, I seeming to think of their station in life. judged to be intimate friends--probably She treats the poor, wherever she finds classmates; but there was a marked them, as her “neighbors,” in the Bible difference in their manners and ap- sense of the word. She has made pearance. One of them, to some per many a widow's heart to sing for joy, sonal advantages added elegance of and she is truly a good Samaritan. dress, and a voice the tones of which M. You are enthusiastic, my dear, were particularly musical when he ad. in praise of your friend. I shall cerdressed a pretty and fashionable lady tainly give my opinion in favor of Maopposite him. If, by the jolting of the tilda, whose politeness is evidently the carriage, he accidentally touched the politeness of the heart; and though a hem of her garment, he apologized most person may sometimes be sneered at for gracefully; and he was evidently re- practising it toward the poor and humgarded by the whole party as a most bie, he will generally be respected, and polite young man. The classmate had always have more influence than he who nothing remarkable in his appearance, is only polite to a few for interest's sake. bearing none of the externals of polite I hope, my dear, as you appreciate Malife. Suddenly the bell rang, and we tilda's worth, you will make her your stopped to take up a woman, who had model. I am very glad my daughter with her a large bundle, which, as we loves such a character, as we almost were already crowded uncomfortably, always imitate what we admire. A she retained in her arms. The last- person who is polite and kind to all, mentioned young man, seeing that she enjoys the highest kind of satisfaction ; was heavily burdened, and looked weak for he knows that in loving his neighand sickly, kindly told her to allow him bor, he also obeys God.-[Young Lato hold the bundle for her. There was dies' Friend.] instantly a smile exchanged between the lady and the well-dressed collegian, with unrepressed glances of contempt at the bundle, accompanied with loud hints MISTRESS AND SERVANT.–A lady, about vulgarity, &c. This conduct was the other day, meeting a girl, who had observed by the woman, and seemed to lately left her service, enquired, Well, hurt her feelings much. However, she Mary, where do you live now?"
” did not ride far, and when the coach “Please, madam, I don't live nowhere stopped, her kind young friend assisted now," rejoined the girl; "I am marher out with as much consideration as ried."