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conductor to life.” It is a fact, too, that in Scot. more quiet and contented, the more serviceable land, Prussia and some other countries, this and useful will he be. The perfectibility of the power over the attention of a class is the first human nature, its constant power of improvetest of a teacher's qualifications."
ment is also its most noble faculty, and gives the clearest proof that it has come from God him.
self, and when attracted to Him, will and should FREDERICK WILLIAM, III., KING OF PRUSSIA.
return again to the centre of all goodness. Every
thing that can be called an advance in this respect, We take the following from a late work of I have ever welcomed and aided with lively sym:
pathy, and ever will aid and forward with the Bishop Eylert, entitled " Characteristic Traits
most ready assistance as long as I live and rule. and Historical Fragments from the Life of the In this respect too much or enough can never be King of Prussia, Frederick William III." It will done in or by means of either schools or churches. be recollected that it was under the auspices of Here to awaken, to excite and to advance, as
often and wherever this can be done, is indeed this truly great and enlightened monarch, that praiseworthy. All schoolmen and clergymen the existing Prussian school system was matured who have performed aught in this sphere, I and brought to its present state of excellence and therefore cherish and mark by my special favor.
"The spread of cultivation and intelligence, superiority. Those who can find nothing in that in all directions through national schools, is not system but despotism, sectarianism and aristoc- to be blamed; but this must not be the highest, racy, will do well to ponder upon the compre. the utmost goal: after all, the great, nay the hensive and noble views upon which it was
only point to secure, is true excellence in a man's
calling, his character and his being. moulded, as given in the language of its royal "If 'I do not see the fruits of the people's edu.. and distinguished patron.
cation, I cannot feel any great confidence in it. " Deceived and fearfully mistaken are those
But the fault does not lie in the schools only; who deem that the study of the arts and scien.
it lies also elsewhere. It is not true, at least not ces, alone, can make man happy. Cultivate,
exclusively so, that, as some say, the real cause smooth and polish, render agreeable, it may,
is the barbarism and ignorance of the people. indeed; but that which would render the heart!:
| Instruct and educate that people, awake in thera pure and sincere, firm and faithful, must have
a sense of honor, let men be made happy, and another origin... .
they will then of themselves, become better." cultivation, without moral improvement, poisons
(From Wyse's work on Educational Reform.) the human community, the more the former waxes and the latter decreases. Where there is
CULTURE OF THE IMAGINATION. no faith, there is also no truth and no honesty. "With respect to the louder and ever louder
The education of the Imagination is intended demands of the spirit of the age for the educa. |
to assist in the formation of the other facultiestion of the people by means of improvement in to make us happy men. At the same time its the schools, I find myself in a somewhat pain.
utility depends immediately on its regulation. ful position, which has often caused me much,
much With an imagination which, instead of our being anxiety. Undoubtedly national education is 1 its master, has become ours, we are constantly the basis upon which national prosperity must
exposed to folly or unhappiness. Like fire, it rest. A neglected, half-savage, ignorant peo.
is an admirable servant, but a tyrannical master. ple, cannot be good, and therefore cannot be It should not possess us, but we should possess happy. I have, therefore, yielded to the ge.
Tit. Within these limits a greater intellectual neral cry in this respect and gladly granted and I gilt can hardly be bestowed on the weary pilallotted as much as possible, and as the admin.grim of this earth. Heaven knows, the Ideal, istration of the state finances permitted. With
itted with with all its gracions fantasies of joy and sorrow, pleasure, loo, I hear the many praises of the
flies from us but too soon; “ too soon we lose, advances of our Prussian lands in this respect
one after the other, the morning companions of But very recently a curious statistical parallel our journey; good fortune passes, light-footed, amused me much, from which I learned that in
away. Thirst of knowledge, indeed, remains my country, as compared with others, the great
unsatisfied; but the sunny gleam of Truth is est number of children received instruction,
lost in the darkness of doubt. Love, with all whilst on the other hand, there were still territo
her gentle gifts, follows in the train of the brief ries in Europe, in which no schools whatever spring ; and high ambition, and all the large could be found.
hopes and fond aspirations which we once formed "My opinion is this. Every human being,
for our country and our kind, die gradually in without exception, in every rank, has, as man,
the dreary heart." We touch at last the cold rea twofold destination, one for heaven and eter.
ality; we see nity, the other for this earth and his earthly cal.
"The holy crown of fame ling. Considered as an immortal being, there
Prosaned by vulgar brows," may be no boundaries to his moral cultivation : And sink down the vale of life after our “ weary the course opened before him is endless, and chase and wasted hour," with little more than a ceaselessly should he strive to become better and / pale glimmering of hope to light us the remain. better, that is, ever more pleasing to God, and der of our way. more similar in unity of spirit to his blessed “All that can still nourish the heart in the Lord and Saviour. Never could he be so good midst of this barrenness; which can keep up that he could not become better. And the more the fresh fountains of youth in our withering moral and truly noble he is, and ever waxes, the existence; which can bring even a portion of
its life into our life; and not permit the world, gression-no certain success. Nations, like in. worldly as it is, to be wholly desecrated to our dividuals, will sit down and fall asleep. sense-whatever can do this is a great anl gooil " Such' is the utility of asthetics-of their gift to any human being, and at no time, and in beauty need I speak? What is more wonderful, few countries, greater or belter than in our own. amongst all the marvels of this glorious world,
It is not persiflage, with all its levity, nor phi-than a human soul in the fulness of its develop. losophism, with all its errors, which has so ma ment? What more beautiful than all its depths terialized us; but the love and worship of gold, spread out, star.illumined, like those of the mid. a common place, mercantile ambition, vulgar might heavens above us, with pure affections and means ani palrty ends. The elevated, ihe true, bright thoughts? How doubly beautiful and how the pure, the constant, have ceased from our doubly admirable is all this, in the perfect purity public morality-they are words of reproach of youth, before the mist of this lower world deeds of tolly, the knight-errantry of a by.gone hath yet come upon it! What a task, full of age, the romance of a patriotism which can exist sacred and inspiriting consolations, for a true no more. We have got indeed, in relurn, politi. teacher ? What an education that, which procal tact, and financial common sense ; the medi. poses to give to this wonderful being the entire ocrity and dexterity and utter selfishness, and enjoyment and mastery of these wonders-the all the linle vices of little men: patriotism that perfect possession of itsell!" traffics ; 'pride that licks the dust;" firmness in. domilable on paper ; governinents just, through
LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS. force or fear; and nations that rant of liberty lo A young lady who resides in the country, has the music of their chains. Let us then cling to her chamber in the third story of a lolly house at whatever God has planted in is of spiritual-tono great distance from an extensive wood or
ever may still linger with us of the Trank.park The windows are furnished with Vene. ness and freshness of our first nature of the tian shutters, leaving a space of about six devotedness and the true-heartedness of youth. inches between them and the glass sashes. These are the regenerators which we want. i Early in the last winter the lady observed that
maginations or realities--wisdom or Jolly- a beautiful squirrel had sought this refuge from they at least raise us and keep us above the sor. the season and snugly located himself there. did and the vile; they give us another conscience She gave the little creature a kind and hospitable besides expediency, and a nobler glory than suc.
welcome, feeling him plentifully with nuts, and cessful chicane. We have had enough of the other dainties, and leaving him at liberty to go
terial and the gross enough or earth; to his wood, and return at his pleasure, which time that a higher and purer spirit, somewhat
he did daily. After a short time be brought a more allied to soul, somewhat less to sense, I companion to share the comfort and luxury of should be allowed to breathe upon us, as in the his habitation, and went on increasing their olden time; and if it cannot purge us from this number till the colony amounted to nine dr ten dross. to preserve at least from such contagion,
contagion, more, who were furnished by their kind hostthat young and yet untaintel generation which ess with boxes for their shelter, and soft wool is destined so soon to take our place.
for their bedding, which they arranged to their · "The Imagination should be diligenlly and taste, and used without fear, making occasional lovingly conducted, not for its own sake only, visits to the park for variety and exercise. They but for the sake of all the other powers which showed no reluctance or distrust when the win. walk with it. It has an immediate, and when dow was raised for the curiosity of visitors, or so taught, a most kindly influence upon that por- to give them their food; and they seemed as tion of Intellectual Education known as the Æs-conscious of safety as they were of the comfort thetic—the education of sentiment--of the feel. and luxury of their living. What sort of intelli: ings. This portion is generally left in our pub-gence existed between these little animals and lic schools, even in its connection with religion, their friends in the woods, that they could com: a chill and dreary blank. Yet how beautiful,municate to them the good quarters they had how glorious might it be made! how kindling discovered, and induce them to follow to this with life! how truly, how intensely, life itself? comfortable abode? The first adventurer, who We have hearts, as well as heads; we should may be called the Columbus of the settlement, call into action far more energetically than we must have been able to inform his followers of do this better portion of our nature. Education the warm horne and delicate fare prepared for is only knowledge, without the love of moral them : and perhaps he allured them by describe beauty; without the sense of higher perfection ing the gay and gentle spirit, and captivating to which we are constantly to tend, it is slug. charms of the fair patroness. -National Gaselle. gish self-conceit. If it does not lead us far beyond this, it fails in its must essential quality. | A young man, just entering upon the duties of It may give us palisades, to prevent us from fall. lire, can commit no greater mistake than to coning over precipices ; but what we want is force/ sider hiraself above bis business-that such to impel us on the road. It may give us deco. branches only as are particularly pleasant are rous mediocrity-means to conceal under propri. / worthy of his consideration; and that, in many eties, defects; but sobriety is not thought--nei respects, instead of serving himself and his em: ther is absence of vice, virtue ; nor exemption ployers, he must be served. Let such an one, from mistake, truth. if we are to look to pro il he would win 'golden opinions,' and find gold priety, let it be to the lofty propriety of ancient strive to be useful, by attending steadily to his excellence. Let it be dashed with something business-study order, neatness, economy,.. like heart, with something we may feel to be briety and temperance, discard idleness, bars soulWithout this there will be no fermenta.! pride, hypocrisy, dandyism and tobacco, and of tion, either in the man or in society--no true pro. ¡ '(very inch a man."
[Tree Leopard at Bay.) The leopard of Southern Africa is known farmers also, for his ravages among the flocks, among the Cape colonists by the name of tiger : and among the young foals and calves in the but is, in fact, the real leopard, the felis ju- breeding season. bata of naturalists. It differs from the panther The leopard is often seen at night in the vilof Northren Africa in the form of its spots, in the lages of the negroes on the west coast ; and be. more slender structure of its body, and in the ing considered a sacrel animal, is never hunted, legs not being so long in proportion to its size. though children and women are not unfrequent. In watching for his prev the leopard crouches ly destroyed by him. In the Cape Colony, on the ground, with his fore-paws stretched out where no such respect is paid him, he is shyer and his head between them, his eyes rather di. and much more in awe of man. But though in rected upwards. His appearance in his wild | South Africa he seldom or never ventures to al. state is exceedingly beautiful, his motions in the tack mankind, except when driven to extremity highest degree easy and graceful, anl his agility (unless it be some poor Hottentot child now in boun ling among the rocks and woods quite ani then that he finds unguarded), yet in reb'oie amazing. Or this activity no person can have places, his low, half-smothered growl is freany idea by seeing these animals in the cages quently heard at night, as he prowls around in which they are usually exhibitel in Europe, the coltage or the kraal, as the writer of this humble and lained as they are by confinement notice has a bundred limes heard it His pur. and the damp cold of our climarc.
pose on such occasions is to break into the sheep. The leopard is clieiy found in the mountain. | fold, and in this purpose he not unfrequently ous districts of South Africa, where he preys on succeeds, in spite of the Iroops of fierce watchsuch of the antelopes as he can surprise, or dogs which every farmer keeps to protect his young baboons, and on the rock badgers on floeks. rabbits. He is very niuch dreaded by the Cape' The leopard, like the byæna, is often caught in traps constructed of large stones and timber, AFFECTION OF INSECTS FOR THEIR but upon the same principle as a common mouse.
YOUNG. trap. When thus caught, he is usually bailed! The dragon-fly is an inhabitant of the air, and with dogs, in order to train them to contend could not exist in water; yet in this last element, with him, and seldom dies without killing one which is alone adapted for her young, she ever or two of 'his canine antagonists. When hunted carefully drops her egg. The larvæ of the gadin the fields he instinctively betakes himself to fly are destined to live in the stomach of the a tree. if one should be within reach. In this horse. How shall the parent, a two winged fly, situation it is exceedingly perilous to approach convey them thither? Bya mode truly extraordi. within reach of his spring; but at the same nary. Flying round the animal, she commonly time, from his exposed position, he becomes an poises her body for an instant, while she glues easy prey to the shot of the huntsman.
a single egg to one of the hairs of his skin, and The South African leopard, though far infe- repeats this process until she has fixed in a simi. rior to the lion or Bengal tiger in strength and lar way many hundred eggs. These, after a few intrepidity, and though he usually shuns a con. days, on the application of the slightest moisture flict with man, is nevertheless an exceedingly attended by warmth, hatch into little grubs. active and furious animal, and when driven to Whenever, therefore, the horse chances to lick desperation becomes a truly formidable antago-any part of his body to which they are attached, nist. The Cape colonists relate many instan. the moisture of the tongue dislodges one or more ces of frightful and sometimes fatal encounters grubs, which, adhering to it by means of the between the hunted leopard and his pursuers. saliva, are conveyed into the mouth, and thence The following is a specimen ol these adventures. I find their way into the stomach. But here a It occurred in 1822, when the present writer question occurs to you. It is but a small portion of was in the interior of the colony, and is here a horse's body that he can reach with his given as it was related to him by an individual tongue-what, you ask, becomes of the eggs who knew the parties engaged in it.
deposited on other parts? I will tell you how Two African farmers, returning from hunting the gad-fly avoids this dilemma; and I will then the hartebeel(antelope bubalis) roused a leopard ask you if she does not discover a provident in a mountain ravine,and immediately gave chase forethought, a depth of instinct, which almost, to him. The leopard at first endeavored to es. casts into the shade the boasted reason of man? cape by clambering up a precipice; but being She places her eggs only on those parts of the hotly pressed, and wounded by a musket-ball, skin which the horse is able to reach with his he turned upon his pursuers with that frantic tongue ; nay, she confines them almost exclusive. ferocity peculiar to this animal on such emergen. Iy to the knee or shonlder, which he is sure to lick. cies, and springing on the man who had fired at What could the most refined reason, the most him, tore him from his horse to the ground, bit. precise adaptation of means to an end, do ing him at the same time on the shoulder, and more ?-Kirby and Spence's Entomology. tearing one of his cheeks severely with his claws, The other hunter seeing the danger of his com. rade, sprang from his horse and attempted to
EXCESS IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOW. shoot the leopard through the head ; but, wheth.
LEDGE. er owing to trepidation, or the fear of wounding. The principal end why we are to get know. his friend, or the quick motions of the animal. ledge bere is to make use of it for the benefit of he unfortunately missed. The leopard, aban: ourselves and others in this world; but if by doning his prostrate enemy, darted with redoub gaining it we destroy our health, we labour for a led fury upon his second antagonist, and so fierce thing that will be useless in our hands, and if by and sudden was his onset, that before the boor harassing our bodies (though with a design to could stab him with his hunting-knife the render ourselves more useful), we deprive our. savage beast struck him on the head with his selves of the abilities and opportunities of doing claws, and actually tore the scalp over his eyes. that good we might have done wiih a meaner In this frightful condition the hunter grappled talent, whlch God thought sufficient for us, by with the leopard ; and, struggling for life, they having denied us the strength to improve it to rolled together down a steep declivity. All this that pitch, which men of stronger constitutions passed far more rapidly than it can be described | can attain to, we rob God of so much service, in words. Before the man who had been first and our neighbour of all that help, which, in a attacked could start to his feet and seize his gun. state of health, with moderate knowledge, we they were rolling one over the other down the might have been able to perform. He that sinks bank. In a minute or two he had reloaded his / his vessel by overloading it, though it be with gun, and rushed forward to save the life of his gold and silver and precious stones, will but give friend. But it was too late. The leopard had his owner butanillaccount of his voyage.--Locke. seized the unfortunate man by the throat, and mangled him so dreadfully, that death was inevi.! INFLUENCE OF DOMESTIC HABITS. table; and his comrade (himself severely wound. The man who lives in the midst of domestic ed) had only the melencholy satisfaction of com. relations will have many opportunities of con: pleting the distruction of the savage beast, al-ferring pleasure, minute in detail, yet no trivia ready exhausted with the loss of blood from in the amount, without interfering with the pur. several deep wounds by the desperate knise of poses of general benevolence. Nay, by king the expiring huntsman.
ling his sensibility, and harmoniskog his soul,
they may be expected, if he is endowed with a When you have spoken the word, it reigns liberal and manly spirit,' to render him more over you : but while it is not yet spoken, you prompt in the service of strangers and the pabreign over it.
lic.-Godrin's Preface to St. Leon.
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