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THE LILY AND THE ROSE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
THE LILY AND THE ROSE. Lady May, at lhe Hall, is fair. But Katie, at the Mill, i. fairer ; Lady May wears peirl. in her hair. And the pearls sr- not so white as the wearer. But Katie's cheeks arc so lovely red. That the ribbons look pale on her pretty head; And some one I kinw, find, it hard lo choose The regal lily, or thi rustic rose. Lady May has little vhite handsKatie's are brown villi the sun of summer; And with high-bred et.se lhe lady stands To courteously grew the knig'itly comer. But the color on KatU s eloquent cheeks, More than her timid greeting speaks; And in my heart 1 caniot chese To love the lily more than the rose. Lady May is the child an earl, And her rank and birti were early taught her ; The other, a lovely and living girl, Otherwise—only a mill r's daughter. Hut 1 do not fancy the .restore tall That stare from Sir Ruber's gallery wall, And their heiress, I fear, hat fair work of art, Hath just a. much of a huuau heart. Laity May lifts up or rastsdown The large...
LAVATER'S WARNING. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
LAVATER'S WARNING. him little who doth raise To tbe same height both great andsmall, And set. the tarred crown of praise, Smiling, uu the head of ail. Trust him less who look, around To censure all with srornflil eyes, And In e.erj Unng has found . Something that be dare despl*e. But for one who stands apart, Stirr'd by naught that can befall. With a cold indifferent heart, Trio! him least and last of all.
The Newspaper. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Newspaper. The newspaper, the most influential of .11 human works, is the creation of printing. It , to the honor of England that, in this ci try. it loproaches nearest to excellence, in intellectual vigr. in variety of know ledge, in extent of informatics, and in patriotic principle. It has. like all the vorks of man. occasional imperfections, and, perh.ps. the most prominent are its too minute details of .(fences against public purity. Hut there Ls scatvly a new spaper in this age whicli would not hay been regarded as a triumph of ability in the lv. I n fact, the newspaper of Kngland is the great practical teacher of the people. Its constant and U iversal teaching alone accounts for the superior i,'elligence of the population. Schools, lecture-ri mis. and universities, important as they all are. altO;i&gt;tlter fall behind it in public effect, or find that, ti retain their influence, they must follow in its st ps. Those sleps may now ami then turn from the rsrlit road,...
Suez and Darien. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Suez and Darien. It is scarcely possible—remarks a writer in the Eihnhurg Renew —for any one to study the map of the world, l ith reference to the commercial communications between remote nations, without being seized with the desire to cm through the two mr row isthmuses of llarien and Suez, which seem to offer such feeble barriers to the most important lines of intercourse. Hut, in all possibility, those seemingly feeble, but really most formidable, barriers will never be broken down ; or not until a remote period of time. The Isthmus ot llarien, only forty miles across in its narrowest part, is, in places, so high above the level of the oi-ean, that it would be an operation of immense difficulty to supply the upper levels of the canal with walcr. To cut a canal through rocky ridges, that might almost be called mountainous, so that a ship could float from ocean to ocean without the aid of locks, is impossible. The best engineers of the age have reported against the canal project a...
Balboa's Discovery of the Pacific. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Balboa's Discovery of the Pacific. At thd head of a little band of men, gnided by a Mexican, Balboa succeeded, after severe privations and imminent dangers, in crossing the isthmus that connects the northern and sonthcrn portions of the continent. They had arrived at the foot of a hill, from the top of which, the Indian assured him, he would obtain a sight of the wished-for sea ; when in the enthusiasm of the moment, leaving his companions behind, the Spanish chief ran to the summit, nnd beheld a limitless ocean, sleeping in its immensity, at his fret. With the spurious piety common to the times—a piety that could consist with the grossest injustice, the blackest perjury, and the most barbarous cruelty—he knelt down, and gave thanks aloud to God for such a termination of his toils ; then, having descended the clills to the shore of the ocean, he bathed in its nighty waters, taking possession of it by the name nt the Great South Sea, on behalf of the King of Spain. 6 Tmaibovi engravi...
Subtletis in Science in Samples of Sand. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Subtletis in Science in Samples of Sand. A great irakoator, of the name of Simonidcs, was lately unmaskei by Professor Kbrenburg, ol Berlin, the celebrated Microscopicdiiwoearar of the animalcular or shelly c-igin of chalk, who, on examining with his microsooK, a pretended ancient manuscript, " discovered" by 4imonides, observed that the •' ancient" ink ran Move, not beneath, other ink, of professedly less anient or more modern origin, also traced upon the parchment. The same acute professor has just exceeded in unkennelling a thief of gold coins, alxstheted while on their way, in a barrel, by railway, to Berlin. When the specie was abstracted, the larrel was filled with common sand, and Professor hhrenburg procured specimens of Mud from the neighborhood of every station on the line, and, on micioscopically examining the samples, very soon iuVitiried the station whence the barreled sand must have come. The hint was sufficient, and led to the-identification of the thief amongst the f...
The Men We Meet. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Men We Meet. Tnerc is a class, and a large one. of men who are liun;: along as plants do. as shell-fish do men who are merely fulfilling tin: incotisukred life ol the brute. Such are but a sort of barnacles or |u&gt;. lypi. Or. to change the figure, if one should make out a man exhibiting moral lo|iogruphv. this t of the human raw Would be set down on it as a sWU'lip 'Ilit-re is another class, rather Utter and more useful, who think the gnat end of hie is merely getting a living. Their artivitr i» all cs-ntnlovral lii'iii the true purp.-.i-s. ..r existence. They have M synthetic MB of lire. They make ajib id it. It is a common charge against Americans that they be long to such ti clas. j thut iMiff lite is all busy and &gt;MttUag, but never attaining anything higher than bustle and basiuess ; that it is'all rolled-up shirt shvves and |«-rpo!ual chips. NcM-rlht-h-ss. the acMMtiN M "illy pariially just. Our bu-tlc is lhat of intelligent enterprise, and our achievem...
A Leading Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
A Leading Journal. Any decided Hperiotitj of one journal over Others, one.- established, ha's an alum's! irresistible tendency to augment, in usort of geometrical ratio, till it becomes absolute supremacy ; and this supieinai v. MM made good. i-. h) it's nature indestriietible. The leading paper is. ufcour.se. s|ieoiu!ly patronized by nibcrtiscrs. ami, of course, serially sought for by all those to whom adiMliMiawntiisrri addressed : its circulation brings, it advertisements ; its advertisements, again, multiply its circulation. Again, the suiM-rior wealth whicli it thus acquires, enables it to outbid all rivals in the command of talent : and the high reputation thus obtained, makes il the favorite channel of the ablest writer*. The public favor fills its MMTS! and full coffers enable it lo serve tho public in su|K'rior si \ ]■•. Then, iv proportion to the circulation which it POSMMB, it the desire or the world to read it; evervliodv must see what everylnalv else is certain lo have ...
Don't Go. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Don't Go. The furmcrs who have been induced to emigrate to Nicaragua by the promise of a free grant of 2f&gt;o acres of land, have not fared very well, it appears. The climate is deadly at certain seasons. A Connecticut farmer, just returned from Col. Walker's dominions, writes: " As regards the fertility of the soil, some parts of the State arc very fruitful; but Ido not think an American can make a living on any amount of laud. From all that 1 can judge, the government land for agricultural purposes is worthless. I believe that the labor required to clear up sufficient land of the underbrush to enable a person to live from it (if he could live from any amount of land), if that labor were applied to five acres of land iv rendering it fertile and devoting it to gardening purposes and fruit near here, he would soon be independent. I think a person is far better off who is working on a farm at fifty cents a-day and his board, than he would be at Nicaragua with a thousand acres...
Liquor in the Tropics. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Liquor in the Tropics. A writer in one of the New York papers gives his experience as to the tns-es-ity of using liquors while crossing the Isthmus. " 1 made the ionniev." he say.-- . •• in th,- commencement of the fever season, having to stop at &lt;'luigrcs as bad as Aspinwull, and m-ar by I. two nights and days. From previous statement- I Icarrd the deadly miasma. Mv companion* carried wilh them liquors to fortify themsohes agaiaaf fever, ami rtrongfmttrged mi- to do likewise. This 1 declined, and we started up the rivrr Chngrc*. At tirst the Water tated sulti.li. and of course was. as tiie nativ.-s say, i„i,rha mnrla im g 1. Mi enmmaanaoaaaid ; ' You will bave to use our yet;' but I preferred un Orange, which I found much more cooling than their tire-water The natives gathered -agar cam-, and we all liked it much. I bathed every day in fn -li or salt water, and after living nearly two months on the Isthmus, left it v stout, healthy and happy man. I should say that 1 rose...
Pictures in Churches. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Pictures in Churches. Many yeais ago. the Bishop of Chester, in Bogs land, ordered a piotard of t'hrist to Ite removed from one of the churches of Shrewsbury, in that diocese. The picture was a favorite with" the congregation, and they |ietitioned his lordship to til low it to remain, or at least to permit it to hang in some obscure part ol the -anvil cditice. As the bishop feared there was some sii|K&gt;rstition in the natter, he peremptorily ordered its removal. A Catholic priest iv the town hereupon wrote the following lines : The parson's the man, I . t bin) say w hat he can, Will tn rata leave Ins CM in the lurch ; CottM Iscarn-i il.. more. Hail it la-en in Ins power, Than to turn his Lord out of the church? The bishop had some wit as well as the priest, and wrote in reply : The Lard 1 a,10r,. Is mighty in power, , Th - only living and true - Hill lhat Lord ot yours. Which 1 turned out of doors. Had just as much know ledge as you. Since thus you heinonu This Boi of your...
A Female Functionary. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
A Female Functionary. I he Master of the Hulls has. it is said, appointed a It-male to a clerkship in the State Paper Office We do not vouch for the truth of the statement (winch is copied from the Spectator), but we .see no objection to female clerks, who will, at all events be sure to have something to say, and will be free Irom the offensive taciturnity which is often the most irritating attribute of official underlings. We rather tremble, however, at the idea of a female in the State Paper t Iflice. for we know what an awful propensity most women have to put papers to rights, and the inextricable confusion into which pajaTs are generally thrown hv the process. Perhaps, however, the State Patiers are not intended for reference, ami as most of them are possibly mere waste paper by this time, a female hand may be very useful in cramming them into all sorts of holes ami corners, where they will be quite out of everybody's way, and utterly inaccessible. If such arc the duties the new...
Character from Hand Writing. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Character from Hand Writing. I saw in a London paper (I dont mind the name of it, but as yon see all the papers, of course you know the one I mean), about a fellow that, on receiving; six postage stamps by post, would tell the churacter of the sender just by looking at the writing. So you see I got Sally the cook to write by holding her hand—aud a thick greasy hand it is —till she wrote a letter, and then we put in seven stamps, one additional for the size of Sally's hand writing, and off we sent it. Hack came a reply with a week's laughing in it stating that '• the writer"—that is Sally—" was endowed by nature," —and so she was, for she was aud is tremendously fat 1 —" that she possessed good strong sense, and great constructive powers, and was eminently qualified to shine as a civil engineer I"—and now Sally is known all over the house as Professor Cook, the diunpliog engineer
British Filibaster Schemes. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
British Filibaster Schemes. THE ANNEXATION OF OCDE. By ideally Great Britain feels, or has felt a very stroii": desire lo carry out the same policy in Central America that she has been, and is, successfully and uninterrupted!\- carrying out in the Kast Indies. She would very much like to add to her colonial possessions the Kingdom of Mosqtiitia. in the same free and easy manner that she has annexed the Kingdom of &lt; hade, over which she a long time since established a protectorate. Undo is an extend re and populous Kingdom, and Us ruler has lived in the most magnificent style of oriental pomp and grandeur. Hispnblicaudicn. es have been attended with displays that quite eclipse, in more respects than one. anything of the kind to be met with iv modern Kiirnrie. As he sat on his low throne, brilliant wilh gold and silver and precious si. mi's, behind him were stationed youthful dancing girls, delicately formed, with dark beautiful faces, and clothed iii tinted silks and gauzy...
A Man-Dan with the Orphans. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
A Man-Dan with the Orphans. On rndiiv. Muv UTt mm of mm Sabbath Schools paid a prmincertcd visit to tbe San Francisco Orphan Asvl..m, with th,- intention of enjoying their May-day amusements in that vicinity, and inviting the Matron and her larire and interesting family to partake with them of the simple s, nr., aad festivities of trie occasion. The weather was iinpropitious &gt; n the morning, as it had been for two or three days previous, and it was only at rare intervals during the day tint a view was had of the bine sky , r O ii. the sun deigned toahow his unclouded countenance The cloud, proved ,n the end a blessing, however IW am the atmosphere pleasantly cool, and as ™ hield from ***** The children of the School were in line spirits with the nrosuect ..r 11.. .1 • ■ and enj, vuient. and witHJSlenind sire" T"'T" happy for the linj. the t^'children The borai and girls of the Asylum receiver] their little n. mm mm wondering gratification, while the Matron Mrs Adams .agre...
Russian Anecdote. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Russian Anecdote. A lady on leaving a private party at a rather advanced hour in the morning, called a droshkee, and having given directions to tbe isvoschick. the' latter proceeded toward her home, as she thought instead of which he drove her to a rather deserted part of the city, when suddenly stopping, he turned round and cut her throat, the "rich sable-lined cloak in which she was enveloped having excited his cupidity. Having divested hei of this, he dragged the body to the brink of the canal and threw her into it. He then folded up the cloak and laid it on the seat. On his way back to his stand he wns hailed by v gentleman, and however reluctant obliged to take him up as a fare. The gentleman not only noticed the cloak, but on touching it found his fingers stained with blood. He said nothing till he reached a police station, where bat in* ordered the driver to stop, he gave him into custody on suspicion. The gentleman happened to be the husband of the murdered lady. and by the ...
Fanny Fern's Husband. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Fanny Fern's Husband. Fanny Fern publishes the following dimensions of ber new husband, at whom, with several other c. .ebrities, she is taking sly " Peeps from under a Parasol" :•• And there isMr.JamesParton.author of the 1 Life of Horace Ureelev,' whom 1 occasionally meet. Jim is five feet "ten inches, and modest ; wears his hair long, and don't believe in a devil; has written more good anonymous articles, now floating unbnptized through liewspaperdom', (on both sides of the water.) than any other man! save himself, would suffer to go unclaimed. Jim believes in Carlyle and lager bier—can write books better than he can tie a cravat; though since his late marriage I am pleased to observe a wonderful improvement in this respect. It is my belief that Jim is destined, by steady-progress, to eclipse many a man who has shot up like a rocket, and who will fizzle out and come down a stick." She also touches one of her brothers thus with the ivory point of her sun-shade ; •• There's Richnrd...
An Owl's Retaliation. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
An Owl's Retaliation. Some time since one of my servants brought me an owl which he had captured. It was a fine vigorous bird. 1 placed it on a side table, where it sat with the solemnity of a judge; but a cat that happened to be in the room eyed his lordship with no sort of reverence, and.watching her opportunity when she thought he was wrapped in his intensest day-dream she sprang or, the table, and seizing the breast of the dignified bird, was about to devour him • but, with surprising activity, he instantly liberated himself Iroin the claws of his antagonist and mimr into.the air a few feet, darted down rap d*v on th? back of the astonished cat, whoranroifi d be oom in agony, with her assailant riding triumphantly S merely w!ti ciaws anil Peak— Audrey Crosse, in the Field.
More Good than Evil. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
More Good than Evil. tha T\ I' J mWi «W. it be the .rood Zlf nT , d L a . ,eß aud biographies, Plmrasaic good, good winch ,s on the turn, and to delicate MB ids smells extremely like evil. Hut the evil uiai men do fairly gravitates to the aaaiaaf liilli. I suppose the rea«on is, that we are one day to get rid ot it utterly, and it is first of all requisite that it should come to the light, or be made known in its true proportions. However this may be, I am satisfied that the actual evil of the world, if it Could only be viewed at once in the light of its actual good, would amount to nothing more than a spot in the sun.— Henry Janes.