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THE NORTH& VOLUME L NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1858. > NUMBER 14. THE NORTH AND SOUTH, E L i n u BITBRITT, Editor and Proprietor, WIN BE ISSUED EVERY SATOKDAT, I'rom the Priuting Office of h. M. OUERNSET, in the Basement of the Baptist Chaich, NKW B&HAIN, COMN. TUEMS : — One Dollar per annum, in Advance. TKUHg or ADysRTisiNO: — For a Square, one insertion, 75 centi, Kach adJitional insertion, 2) c(8. Fur half a Square, one insordon, 50 cents ; each additional insertion, J5 cts. One Square for a year, with Paper, CIO. Half Square, $6. ®lje Biihhi\ OBbcniitg ^ixtsih. n o w BEAIJTIFIJI^ IS EABTII. BY MBS. 6IG0CBKEY. Oh God ! bow beautiful is earth. In sunlight or in shade, <fer forests with their waving arch. Her flowew that gem the glade. Her hillocLs, white with fleecy flocks, IJcr fields with grain that glow. Her sparkling rivers, deep and broad. That through the valley flow. llcr crested waves that clash the shore. And lift their anthem loud, Ilcr mountains with their solemn brows. That woo the yielding cloud. O God ! how benntiful is life That thou dost lend ns here. With tinted hopes that line the cloud, And_ joys that gem the tear. With cradle hymns of mothers young. And trea<l of youthful feet. That scarce, in their elastic bound. Bow down the grass flowers sweet. With brightness round the pilgrim's staflt Who, at the set of sun. Beholds the golden gate thrown wide. And all his works well done. But if this earth, which changes mar. This life, to death that leads. Are made so beautiful by Him From whom all good proceeds. How glorious most that region be Where all the pure are blessed. From chance and fear, and sorrow free. Attain eternal rest. THE MAN OF SOEEOWS perhaps implies so com-plete a state of destitution as this. And so it was. He had not where to lay His head. Ex-amine Christ's history on earth, and what do you find? He was dependent on the bounty of a few poor, illiterate followers. At the well of Samaria He asked the woman to give Him drink. Though He wrought miracles to supply the wants of others, you never find that He wrought a mira-cle to supply his own wants. Forty days and nights was He in the wilderness, and yet He re-fused to work a miracle to supply Himself. He " was a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." He was more destitute than any man liv-ing upon earth, as you will see if you examine His whole experience and history, But why was that ? He was " over all, God blessed for ever." As he walked from place to place, the Man of sorrows, God was with Him. He was the Ever-lasting: Son. All things were His own. Then why this destitution ? He cast aside the charac-ter of man ; He became man's servant. I ask again, why? Well, you know why. He who was rich, and over all as God, became so poor, that we who are absolutely destitute, lost, and perishing, might become so rich. That was the reason of it. Then, mark Him. Fix your eye now upon Jesus, who spake here. See a man wandering about—this Man of sorrows; "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but I have not where to lay My head." Behold the Man ! And now I charge it upon you to fix it upon your own heart; that is for you ! The curse entered into His soul for ym ! This absolute destitution was for yaa ! He threw aside all the common necessaries of life, so to speak, that ym might have the luxuries of heav-en. He was content to be the lowest on earth, that you might be the highest in glory—next to God—on His very throne. It was for ym! Well, then, is not that an appeal to the heart? Is it not exactly in proportion to the manifesta-tion of His destitution, that He makes the appeal to the affections of men ? Would any thing under heaven, or in heaven, so win my heart to God, as the manifestation of the eternal Son walking about as He walked upon earth, and then crucified for me—could I fix my mind on the truth, and see Him when He said, " The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but ths Son of man "—whom you see be-fore you—" hath not where to lay His head ? " Though " God over all, blessed for ever," He has submitted to this voluntary and complete destitu-tion for ym. Oh ! " if thou knewest the gift of God," He said when He asked for water at the well, " and who it is that saith unto Thee, Give Me to drink, thou wouldest have asked it of Him "—thy whole soul would have gone with the request —Molyneux. ON THE WITNESS OF THE SPIBTT. The witness of the Spirit is a thing that we cannot express ; a certain inexpressible assurance that we are the children of God; a certain secret manifestation that God hath received us and put away our sins. No one knows it but they that have it. I confcsss it is a wondrous thing, and if there were not some Christians that did feel it and know it, you might believe there was no such thing; but it is certain there is a generation of men that know what the seal of the Lord is.— Preston. The testimony of the Spirit is immediate, by his secret influence upon the heart, quieting and calming all distrust and diffidence concerning its condition, by his own immediate power. Fear is banished by a soft whisper from the Spirit of God in the heart; and this in such a way that, though the spirit of man is calmed by it, yet it cannot tell how it comes to pass.—Ford. God hath been pleased to give us the witness of the Spirit in the way of an immediate impres-sion. The Spirit, as a " Spirit of adoption," tes-tifies to the believer's soul ^that he belongs to God. As by the " sealing of the Spirit" he stamps his own image on his children, for the conviction of others, so, by " the witness of the Spirit" he testifies to their adoption, for the more immediate comfort of their own souls. Do not condemn the witness of the Spirit merely bccause you cannot comprehend it; rather pray to God that you yourselves may be his children. In this way you may hope that the Spirit will testify of your adoption.—Simeon. It is the office of the Holy Ghost to assure us of our adoption as sons, to create within as a sense of the paternal love of God toward us, and to give ua an earnest of our everlasting inheri-tance. As, therefore, we are born again by the Spirit, and receive from him our regeneration, so we are also assured by the same Spirit of our adoption, and because, being sons we are also heirs, heirs with God, and joint-heiis with Christ by the same Spirit, we have the pledge, or rather the earnest of our inheritance.— Person. ® U R J F F L K I P C O R M P N B M T " My best presentations of the Gospel to you are so incomplete! Sometimes when I am alone, I have such sweet and rapturous visions of the love of God and the trutlu of his word, that I think, if I could speak to ^ o u then, I should move your hearts. I am like a child, who walk-ing forth some sunny summer's morning, sees grass and flowers all shining with drops of dew. • Oh,' he cries, • I'll carry these beautiful things to my mother!' And, eagerly plucking them, the dew drops into his little palm, and all the charm is gone. There is but grass in his hand and no longer pearls.—Beecher, A MONTENEGRINE SAINT.—^The Archimandrite then conducted us to the church, which has a mum-my, in a gaudy dress, with crimson velvet shoes, laid out on a bier, and forming the mortal remains of the Vladika Peter, the predecessor and uncle of the present archbishop, the veneration for whose memory greatly contributed to the power of the present incumbent. For fifly-three years—that is to say, from 1777 to 1830, he ruled by the mild sway of pious precept and virtuous example; and, dying in the last-mentioned year, his nephew, the present Vladika, when only eighteen years of age, became spiritual head of the mountain. Seven years after death his body was found incorrupt; and a canon of the synod of Moscow declared him a saint.—Paton's highlands and Islands of the Adriatic. CHARITY.—We must not hastily conclude that all goodness is lost, though it may for a time be overclouded and hidden from our sight—^the darkest morning is sometimes the herald of a glo-rious noon.—Anon. LONDON, July 1 5 , 1 8 5 8 . The Times has, probably, a large constituency of readers in the United States, and some per-haps of the, minor journals, which follow in the wake of our great Leviathan of the press, find their way to America, and are read to a certain extent on your side the water. If you pin the slightest faith upon these journalists, you must be looking out, by every mail, for the news of war between England and France. Under the im-pulse of that unwholesome appetite, engendered of war, and which, like every other morbid de-sire, grows by what it feeds upon, these writers seem bent upon bringing about the crowning madness of war—a struggle between England and France. Even Barnum, with his distinguish-ed genius in the advertising line, might take a lesson from these newspaper scribes in the inge-nuity, perseverance, and determination with which they bring out and force upon public at-tention their ugly will-o'-the-wisp—a FRENCH IN-VASION PANIC. Day afler day the Emperor of the French (so lately the idol of these same newspapers, as the " august ally of England,") is portrayed as the greatest traitor and miscreant that the civilized world has ever known. He is accused of converting Cherbourg into a second Sebastopol, of secretly preparing at that arsenal a vast expedition with which to make a sudden bucaneering descent upon our chores; and yes-terdz^ jthe tflarmists, taking noiinfiel of their insane fears, solemnly warned us that Louis Napoleon was maturing a plan to seize our Queen and the whole royal family during her friendly visit to Cherbourg next month. These journalists seem to think that no lie is too barefaced, no rumors too absurd, to palm off upon the credulity of the English people. In the meantime this supposed arch traitor has thrown aside the cares of State for a season, has given himself a midsummer holiday, and is rusticating quietly at Plombieres, in a mde-awake and white pants, like any ordi-nary, sensible country gentleman. Certainly it will be no fault of the Timxs and those who fat-ten npon the crime of war, if a quarrel be not at last picked between these two great neighbor nations. At present, however, they seem to mo-nopolize pretty much of the panic to themselves, and have failed egregiously in urging on either the government or people, to any act unbe-coming our own high character as English-men, or derogatory to the alliance which binds ' us in such friendly amity to France. We have had a frightful disaster in the heart • of London, in the midst of one of our densely / populated neighborhoods. A firework manufac- ^ tory in the Waterloo Road took fire, and a tre- I mendous explosion ensued. A similar establish-r ment was carried on on the opposite side of the street; some of the burning rockets were driven through the windows of this house; the stock of fireworks here also ignited; a second explosion took place, and the whole neighborhood became a scene of the utmost terror and dismay. Up-wards of 300 persons were more or less injured. Many were very severely burnt, and several deatib have taken place in the hospitals to which the sufferers have been conveyed. One of these very factories has been destroyed three times, and a former proprietress had perished in one of the conflagrations. Steps will now, probably, be taken to prevent the manufacture of fireworics from being carried on on such crowded neighbor-hoods. The return of the Agamemnon brings ns the frdlest particulars of the anfortonate failure of the Atlantic Telegraph expedition. The Times hmd sent a special correspondent in the Agamem-non, and that gentleman has written a narrative ,of the short but disastrous voyage of that noble ship. The narrative will take its place among the standard productions of the English language. It is written with extraordinary power, and re- <jords one of the most thrilling and perilous inci- . dents of maritime adventure. It seems almost '.incredible that tiie Agamemnon can still be afloat, . |fhen we read of the trim in which she was sent J) to sea, the storms she has had to encounter, and the frightful straining to which she was exposed, 4t seems probable that the cable may have sus-tained some injuries in the serious entanglement into which many miles of it were thrown during |he storm, and its breakage may have been occa-i^ ioned by such injuries. As a sufficient length pf cable remains yet on board the Niagara and ;Ag9,memnon, they are ordered to sea again to-morrow to make one more attempt in the great iwork of uniting the Old World and the New. , The news from India is again very discoura-ging. The Sepoys rather gain ground than lose it—and though victory has. again crowned the English arms in several smart engagements, yet no decisive blow appears to have been struck at the enemy's power and resources. The demand for English troops is urgent and incessant, nor can we at present obtain a glimpse of the termi-nation of this most disastrous war, which has resolved itself into a sort of harrassing guerilla struggle with numbers and climate all in favor of the natives. The aristocratic fete at Cremome last week has afforded a rich subject for ridicule. Cre-mome, as perhaps most of the readers of the North Smth are aware, is one of the grand centres of popular amusement in the outsk^ of London. Gardens beautiftilly laid out—^where evening amusements of music, dancing, horseman-ship, ballooning, fireworks, &c., are carried on nightly in a very free and easy style, specially attractive to the fast young men and women of London. Cremome had become sufficiently fa-mous to excite the curiosity of some of our h i^ aristocrats, who longed to see for themselves the charms and attractions of this suburban elysium. But how could this be accomplished? It would never do for the fine porcelain of English society to appear on the same tray with the plain willow pattern of ordinary every-day life. It is all very well for you to put on that irreverent curl of the republican lip, but consider the feeling of the dainty young Lord Flibberty Gibbett, el-bowed by half a dozen rattling young merchants* clerks, or the susceptibilities of the Duchess of Fitz-plume with her train trodden npon b]^ her own mantua-maker, whose bill perhaps Her Grace had not paid for the last three yeara. No, no. They determined to have Cremome, for one night, all to themselves—^nobody admitt^ without a special pass from the Ladies Patronesses. No unfortunate plebian might hope to come that night«between the wind and their nobility." The clerk of the weather, however, (a thorough democrat no doubt,) having no especial i^ard for » purple and fine linen," poured out the heaviest phials of his wrath upon the noble revellers, and a more miserable, woe-begone, draggle-tailed set of pleasure seekers can scarcely be imagined than the 2,000 Dukes, Duchesses, Earls, Countesses, and Right Honorables, who fished their way about the sloppy gardens, and went home thorou^y wretched, with an ^cellent practical lesson on the excessive folly of this high caste exolusive-ness, with which certain sots in this country choose to hedge themselves aboat. E. F. There are many troables Which yotf cim't cure by the Bible and the Hymn-book, but which yon can cure by a gdod perspiration and a brMth of fresh air.—Bekher.
|Title||North and South, 1858-08-07|
|Uniform Title||North and South (New Britain, Conn.)|
|Subject||Antislavery movements -- United States -- Newspapers; New Britain (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol.1, no.1 (May 8, 1858) -v. 1, no. 26 (Oct. 30, 1858); Notes: Advocates a brotherly and generous co-partnership of the two great sections of the Republic"; Notes: Printer: Lucius M. Guernsey|
|Contributors||Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879; Guernsey, Lucius M|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N5 N67|
|Relation||Succeeding title: North and South, and New Britain journal|
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|Title-Alternative||The North and South; The North & South|
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THE NORTH& VOLUME L NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1858. > NUMBER 14.
THE NORTH AND SOUTH,
E L i n u BITBRITT, Editor and Proprietor,
WIN BE ISSUED EVERY SATOKDAT,
I'rom the Priuting Office of h. M. OUERNSET, in the Basement
of the Baptist Chaich, NKW B&HAIN, COMN.
TUEMS : — One Dollar per annum, in Advance.
TKUHg or ADysRTisiNO: — For a Square, one insertion, 75 centi,
Kach adJitional insertion, 2) c(8. Fur half a Square, one
insordon, 50 cents ; each additional insertion, J5 cts.
One Square for a year, with Paper, CIO. Half Square, $6.
®lje Biihhi\ OBbcniitg ^ixtsih.
n o w BEAIJTIFIJI^ IS EABTII.
BY MBS. 6IG0CBKEY.
Oh God ! bow beautiful is earth.
In sunlight or in shade,
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