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After these examinations, it was thought at the South, who wished to have the honorthat the school was sufficiently well known to ary degree of A. M. conferred upon her. He justify their discontinuance; and though the answered her as politely as he could, to the school has ever been open to parents and effect that if degrees were conferred by Brown friends of education, no public examinations University upon ladies of merit, there would or exhibitions have been held for many years. be so many worthy of receiving such a deMr. K. spoke of his methods of awakening gree, that more honors would be showered by the interest of his pupils in study; his mode this University than by any other institution of governing, or endeavoring to govern, so in the country. And he must confess, that that he could hope to appeal from the school in view of the audience before him, hy was girl to the woman; and for the want of time, sorry he was not on the platform of the old he stated what he had aimed to make some of Baptist meeting house, ready to do the handthe characteristics of the school, and if the some thing towards the graduates of this result may be regarded as successful, some of school. If any were surprised at receiving an the secrets of success. He closed by alluding invitation from Mr. Kingsbury to meet him to the women he had educated, and said, even this morning in the College chapel, when he if he had nothing to do in producing the re- had somewhat objected, in former times, to sults, he felt a disposition to challenge the his pupils receiving calls from the students, world to produce a more intelligent, a more he would merely say that as it was vacation efficient, a wiser, or a nobler band. In allusion in college, no harm could possibly occur from to his successor, he said, “ that while men this gathering of young ladies in Manning die, institutions live. Though I leave the Hall. He then paid a fine tribute of respect Young Ladies' High School to-day, the insti- to Mr. Kingsbury, to his zeal in the cause of tution lives. May he who will assume the education, enlarging afterwards on the influcharge meet with the same favor from this com-ence of woman, well-educated woman, on munity which I have received, and may the the community at large. results of his labor be more successful and Then was sung, in the tune of “Auld Lang satisfactory than mine."

Syne,” the following After Mr. Kingsbury sat down, Professor

ODE, Lincoln read the piece alluded to above as a COMPOSED FOR THE OCCASION BY HON. WX. X. BODMAN. reminiscence of the class of 1834 ; after which,

Memory wreathes each heart this day, Professor Dunn read a poem from a member

While old and young combine of the same class. Professor Lincoln then | To chant a grateful roundelay. read a poem on Woman from another former To golden days, lang syne. pupil of the school, followed by Professor

To auld lang syne, this day, Dunn, who read an amusing and stirring ode

We garlands twine; written by a more recent member of the insti

And sing a joyous roundelay tution.

To auld lang syne.

The school house stands on yonder street, Rev. Dr. Sears then took the floor, and w made an address through which ran a vein of and classic seems that calm retreat. pleasant wit and humor. He said that a lit- | Our academic grove. tle while ago he received a letter from a lady' Then to anld lang syne, this day, &c.

Where we

o loved to


Now gently sweep the pensive lyre,

What Kind of Words to Use.
While tears like dew drops shine ;
And softly touch each throbbing wire,

Use simple, familiar Anglo Saxon words, To days of auld lang syne.

in preference to those of Latin and French For auld lang syne, '&c.

origin. And thou, kind teacher, father, guide,

The latter may seem finer and more high For thee, a wreath we twine ;

sounding, but the former are stronger and And place it round thy brow with pride,

more expressive, and you will be able to set For deeds of love, lang syne.

forth more clearly in them what you have to Aye for auld lang syne, &c.

say. If your thought is a great one, simple Those days lang syne, when thou wert young,

words will well befit it; and if it is trifling Like present moments shine ;

or commonplace, your grand phrases will only Then take from lip, and heart, and tongue,

make it seem ridiculous. Father, mother, A song for auld lang syne.

brother, sister, home, happiness, heaven; sun, For auld lang syne, &c.

moon, stars, light, heat; to sit, to stand, to

go, to run, to stagger, are Anglo Saxon words; And when thy faith is changed to sight, And years no more are thine;

as are most of those used to express habitual May heaven be filled with mem'ries bright,

actions, and designate persons and objects faOf earth-born days, lang syne.

miliar and dear to us. We may say in Latin And may we all together meet,

English, "Felicity attends virtue,” but “Well Where loves immortal twine; being arises from well-doing”—Saxon-Eng. And gathered round our Saviour's feet, lish-is a far better wording of the same idea.

Chant songs of love divine. Mark the strength, expressiveness and majesAnd thus ended this pleasant gathering, for tic movement of the following lines from Bypleasant and genial it was, though a tinge of ron's “ Destruction of Sennacherib,” in which sadness was thrown over the occasion from nearly all the words are Anglo-Saxon : the fact that he who had been Principal of this “For the Angel of Death spread his wings on institution for thirty years was now to end the blast, his connection with it. As changes occur of- And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; tener now than they did when the world was And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and not so stirring, it will probably never occur


And their hearts beat but once, and forever lay again, at least not in our city, that the pupils And ti

still!” of a school shall assemble to bid farewell to a a teacher who has presided over one institu- The French and Latin elements of our lantion thirty years, who has had two genera guage, of course, have their place and use, tions, the mother and daughter, under his in and cannot be left out; but the Anglo Saxon struction.

should furnish the staple of our common writIn the afternoon and evening, a large num- / ing and talk.—How to Write. ber of citizens, both ladies and gentlemen, paid their respects to Mr. Kingsbury at his | REPUTATION is rarely proportioned to virhouse.

tue. We have seen a thousand people es

teemed, either for the merit they had not yet Each day brings its labor, and happy is he attained, or for that they no longer possessed. who loves his duty too well to neglect it. St. Evremond.

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FIRESIDE DEPARTMENT. My 79, 86, 39, 94, 6, 84, 19, 27, 21, 71, is a

noted curiosity in Virginia. ANSWERS to the Geographical Enigma in My 70, 80, 24, 18, 68, 34, 84, are singular the February number have been received from

| phenomena in one of the islands of the At"J. W. C.,” Fall River; "M., A., R., A.," llantic. “Manfred,” and “Raymond,” Providence. My 73, 37, 58, 70, 87, 43, 15, 40, 67, 21, 46,

Answer : Arno, Smyrna, Okeechobee, Bos. is a natural curiosity on an island west of ton, Antioch, Campeche, Nahant, Newport, Scotland. New York, Snow, Henry. My whole-A per- My 7, 53, 65, 8, 13, 1, 27, 81, 22, 29, 73, son is known by the company he keeps.

95, are small islands of coral formation on For the Schoolmaster.

the coast of North America. Enigma of Natural Curiosities. My 88, 17, 10, 49, 55, 26, 97, 75, 87, is a We wish to ask our readers, one and all,

a picturesque waterfall in Minnesota. to send in the answer, if they can get it, to l My 15, 76, 57, 48, 7, 81, 2, 32, 11, 84, is a the following enigma. It is not our inten- singular rocky curiosity in one of the mountion by this department simply to furnish | tains of Germany. amusement for the children, but to instruct as! My 70, 13, 97, 58, 28, 95, 36, 9, 42, 84, 55, well as amuse, and that too, the older readers | 96, 92, 24, is a curiosity in Ireland. as well as the children.

| My 49, 92, 33, 42, 6, 57, 53, 46, 8, 37, 69, We venture to say that there is more reall 70, 22, is found in Virginia. instruction in the following enigma than in the My 93, 9, 88, 93, 65, 38, 61, is a cave in ordinary reading of many persons for a week. I one of the Southern States.

We guess (?) this will puzzle some of our My 91, 87, 21, 27, is an island in the Pacireaders. Will every one who is fortunate fic on which is a valley where no living creaenough to get the answer send it to us ?-ED. ture can exist.

I AM COMPOSED OF NINETY-NINE LETTERS. | My 65, 42, 9, 40, 61, 13, 50, 99, 92, is the

My 77, 31, 62, 54, is an island in the Paci. name of some hot springs in one of the Unitfic Ocean, under the entire width of which led States. extends a tunnel navigable for boats.

My 15, 77, 22, 47, 74, 81, 80, 78, 7, 99, 61, My 77, 82, 23, 85, 12, 30, 2, 90, 16, is the | 46, 45, 6, 41, 11, 68, 49, is a phenomenon of. port where the above curiosity is found. ten seen from one of the mountains of Ger

My 18, 72, 53, 83, 27, 25, 87, 6, 92, is a many. lake of hot-water in Italy.

| My 95, 35, 58, 69, 8, 68, 71, is the name of My 4, 78, 66, 97, 67, 35, 70, 41, is a water- a fort in Hindostan which was submerged by fall in Georgia.

the earthquake of 1819. My 77, 13, 3, 98, 42, 81, 5, 44, 34, 20, 47,1 My whole expresses two of the the most im11, 84, is a curious freak of nature near a lake portant discoveries of the eighteenth century. in the northern part of the United States.

My 9, 14, 60, 17, 77, 57, 23, 52, 95, is a celebrated grotto in an island of the Mediter

That very law which moulds the tear, Tanean.

And bids it trickle from its source, My 70, 51, 9, 49, 56, 89, 92, 64, 63, is form- | That law preserves this world a sphere, ed by ocean currents.

And guides the planets in their course.


For the Schoolmaster.

The Darkest Time.

The following beautiful illustration of the simplicity and power of truth, is from the

pen of S. H. Hammond, formerly editor of Friend of mine, there is a saying,

the Albany State Register. He was an eye Oftimes I've heard it told,

witness of the scene in one of the higher Which we should print upon our hearts

courts : In characters of gold; It will cheer our weary spirits

A little girl nine years of age, was offered When clouds hang o'er our way,

as a witness against a prisoner who was on If we but think “ the darkest time

trial for a felony committed in her father's Is just at break of day."


“Now, Emily,” said the counsel for the When sorrow dwells within thy heart,

prisoner, upon her being offered as a witness, And friends seem very few, When early dreams, thou'st cherished long,

“I desire to know if you understand the naHave faded from thy view;

ture of an oath ?” When hope's bright star perchance withholds

"I don't know what you mean," was the From thee its cheering ray,

simple answer. Remember that “the darkest time

“ There, your Honor," said the counsel, Is just at break of day.”

addressing the Court, “is anything further

necessary to demonstrate the validity of my Then thy mantle gird about thee,

objection: The witness should be rejected. And bind thy helmet fast, And manfully 'gainst human ills

She does not comprehend the nature of an Go battling to the last.

oath.” Though troubles rise until they seem

“Let us see," said the judge, “Come here, Like mountains in thy way,

my daughter.” Remember that “the darkest time

Assured by the kind tone and manner of Is just at break of day.”

the judge, the child stepped toward him, and

looked confidingly up in his face, with a calm. ARITHMETICAL Puzzle For Boys. - A lad/clear eye, and in a manner so artless and fourteen years of age sends us the following

frank, that went straight to the heart. puzzle, which he says “is of his own getting

"Did you ever take an oath ?" inquired the up.” Will our readers who are “fourteen

judge. The little girl started back with a years of age " send us the solution ?-En.

look of horror, and the red blood mantled in

a blush all over her face and neck as she anHow will you arrange the numbers from 1

swered, to 25 in a square (5 by 5) so that the sum of

“ No, sir." each row of five numbers, adding in any di

She thought he intended to inquire if she rection, will be 65 ?


had ever blasphemed.

“ I do not mean that,” said the judge who A Chinese Proverb.—You cannot prevent saw her mistake, “I mean were you ever a the birds of sadness from flying over your witness before ?" head, but you may prevent them from stop-! “No, sir ; I never was in court before," was ping to build their nests in your hair. the answer.

He handed her the Bible open.

“Do you believe this?" asked the judge, “Do you know that book, my daughter?" while a tear glistened in his eye, and his lips

She looked at it and answered, “Yes, sir, quivered with emotion. it is the Bible.”

“ Yes, sir,” said the child, with a voice and “Do you ever read it?" he asked. manner that showed her conviction of its “ Yes, sir, every evening."

truth was perfect. “Can you tell me what the Bible is?” in “God bless you, my child," said the judge' quired the judge.

“ you have a good mother. This witness is “ It is the word of the great God," she an competent,” he continued. "Were I on trial swered.

for my life, and innocent of the charge against “ Well, place your hand upon this Bible, me, I would pray God for such witnesses as and listen to what I say;' and he repeated this. Let her be examined.” slowly and solemnly the oath usually admin- | She told her story with the simplicity of a istered to witnesses.

child, as she was, but there was a directness “Now," said the judge, “ you have sworn about it which carried conviction of its truth as a witness, will you tell me what will befall to every heart. She was rigidly cross-examyou if you do not tell the truth?".

ined. The counsel plied her with infinite and “ 1 shall be shut up in State Prison,” an- ingenious questioning, but she varied from her swered the child.

first statement in nothing. The truth, as “ Anything else?" asked the judge. spoken by that little child, was sublime. “ I shall never go to heaven,” she replied. Falsehood and perjury had preceded her testi

“ How do you know this ?" asked the judgemony. again.

The prisoner had intrenched himself in lies, The child took the Bible, and turning rap-l till he deemed him

18 rape till he deemed himself impregnable. Witnesidly to the chapter containing the command

ses had falsified facts in his favor, and villainy ments, pointed to the injunction, “Thou shalt had manufactured for him a sham defence. not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

But before her testimony, falsehood was scat" I learned that before I could read.”

tared like chaff. The little child for whom a “ Has any one talked with you about your

mother had prayed for strength to be given her being a witness in court here against this

to speak the truth as it was before God, broke man ?" inquired the judge.

the cunning devices of matured villainy to “ Yes, sir," she replied. “Mother heard

pieces like a potter's vessel. The strength that they wanted me to be a witness, and last night

| her mother prayed for was given her, and the she called me to her room and asked me to

sublime and terrible simplicity - terrible, I tell her the Ten Commandments, and then we

mean, to the prisoner and his asssociateskneeled down together and she prayed that I with which she spoke was like a revelation might understand how wicked it was to bear

from God himself. false witness against my neighbor, and that God would help me, a little child, to tell the truth as it was before him. And when I SPELLING.— Spell cat,” said a little girl came up here with father, she kissed me and five years old, to a smaller one of only three. told me to remember the ninth Command- " I can't,” was the reply. “Well, then," ment, and that God would hear every word continued the youthful mistress, “ if you that I said.”

I can't spell cat, spell kitten.”

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