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and awe, and each gave vent, in its own peculiar | the hieroglyphic and the enchorial methods of manner, to the dread that pervaded it.
writing of the ancient Egyptians. The possiThis noble elephant, seeing Mr. Waring and bility that this stone might furnish a key to the his men taking measures to secure him, rushed inscriptions on the monuments, was immediatetowards them, when they escaped up the seats ly perceived, and casts and copies of it were for the audience, partly followed by him, but he greatly multiplied. All the learning of Europe was compelled to withdraw, as the flooring and was immediately brought to bear upon them, seats gave way under his ponderous weight and that portion which is traced in Greek chaMr. Driesbach, Mr. Waring and others then racters, was soon unravelled. The words Ptoobtained a cable, which was placed in the centre lemy and Cleopatra were first recognized by of the ring, and finally, after much maneuvring, means of the Greek inscription, and by applythey succeeded in noosing him by the legs; ing the characters which formed these to other they then retreated towards the southerly corner names on the monuments, the value of most of of the Menagerie, where the animal followed the phonetic characters in the enchorial text was them-managing to elude him, they, after great determined. The first step was made by the efforts, and striking him very severely with late Dr. Young, an English scholar, who, says pitchforks, got iron manacles on his legs. At Mr. Gliddon, found the key, but could not open length they got him into the middle of the ring, the door. That key, however, was soon in the where we last saw him at half past five last night. hands of a master who knew how to make use of it. He was then apparently humbled, having bled Champollion le Jeune, with five phonetic letters, profusely and suffered considerably. He tore discovered by Dr. Young, commenced a series up and broke all the seats in the ring that came of investigations, which, in the short space of within his reach, with as much ease as if they ten years, shed a light upon the mysteries of had been merely pipe-stems.
Egypt, which all mankind had labored twenty The unfortunate keeper, Kelly, we are sorry centuries to achieve.-See Frost—Gliddon's to say, had, it was rumoured, his right hip and Ancient Egypt. thigh dreadfully fractured. (He is since dead.)
During the enactment of all these exciting and ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE. alarming scenes, the Mayor, accompanied by a “ It is surely a blessed thing to see a young number of the police, made his appearance, and person, with the world at her feet, retaining gave such orders as the circumstances of the case amidst its contaminating atmosphere the pure called for; and the police were stationed in front enamel of simplicity."-Jebb. and in the rear of the building on George street. “Some persons object, and perhaps with too Two six-pounders were placed, one in front, much reason, that the acquisition of knowledge and the other at the back of the Menagerie, with has frequently an injurious tendency upon the a view to shoot the animal should he attempt to minds of young persons, who, imagining themmake his exit at either point. A number of selves prodigies of literature, become inflated with small arms were also brought, to be used in the vanity and render themselves ridiculous and disevent of the smaller animals escaping from their gusting. This may sometimes be the case, cages. Fortunately, however, there was no ne- though it is not unlikely that persons who are cessity for using them.-- Penn. Inquirer. vain of their intellectual attainments, would have
been vain of something less honourable, had
their understandings been suffered to remain EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS.
unimproved ; let them only pursue their studies Champollion could never have written his farther and farther, and they will find the fields " Ancient Egypt,” but for the discovery of the of science so continually extending, and in every true mode of interpreting the hieroglyphics, path so many precursors, who have left their which was occasioned by the following circum- puny achievements far behind, that they must stances : By the capitulation of Alexandria, the discover far greater reason to be astonished and antiquities collected by the French in Egypt abashed at their own comparative littleness and were given up to the British. Among these was ignorance, than to flatter themselves that they are the Rosetta-Stone. This consists of a block of wise. The acquisition of very important black basalt, discovered in August, 1799, by branches requires no abilities above the common Bouchard, a French officer of engineers, while level; diligent application and steady persedigging the foundations of a fort on the western verance often effect much more than the dazzling bank of the Nile, between Rosetta and the Sea. but irregular flights of genius. The increased In 1802 it was deposited in the British Museum. pursuit of knowledge would naturally diminish It is about a foot in thickness, the under part be- the force of the temptation ; by becoming less ing left rough. The upper surface, on which rare, it will appear more necessary and not so are three inscriptions, is flat, being about three imposing. It will be worn as an essential feet in length and two feet five inches in width. article of dress of which propriety does not The coronation of Epiphanes, 196 B. C. is re- allow the neglect-rather than as an ornament to corded on it in the ancient Greek, and also in glitter and to dazzle.”—M. Fox's Biography.
From Chambers's Journal.
most painful as well as permanent results. I A SHOEMAKER'S NOTIONS OF THE FEET. have arrived at the conclusion, notwithstand
In going up Regent-street one day in Summer, ing all that has been said to the contrary, that three quest of a ,
corns are in all cases the result of pressure. had the good fortune--for good fortune it'iowe When corns are produced by friction and to fall in with exactly the kind of man we slight pressure, they are the result of the shoes wanted: this was Mr. James Sparkes Hall, a being too large and the leather hard, so that, by person who, to much sound sense on general the extension of the foot, the little toe, or any subjects, unites the rare skill of supplying shoes prominent part, is constantly being rubbed and so nice, easy, and pliant, that the feet, after compressed by its own action. This may con
before years of torture, are very much surprised to find tinue for months, or even years,
inthemselves unexpectedly in such an earthly convenience is experienced, but, progressively, paradise. On conversing with this clever mem- the cuticle increases, and is either detached ber of the gentle craft,we learned that he was from the dermis by serum being poured out bethe inventor of the paniscorium—a material ex- tween them, similar to a common blister, and a ternally resembling leather, but possessing all new covering produced, or the epidermis thickthe softness and pliancy of cloth. *Pleased with ens into layers adhering to each other.” the appearance of this novel fabric, we procured Admitting, then, that pressure and friction are some articles made from it, and having tested the causes of corns and other grievances of the them by long and diligent wear, called a short feet, the only permanent remedy-for extraction time ago at Regent street to renew the supply. is a mere temporary palliative—must be the On this second occasion, Mr. Hall mentioned removal of the cause by wearing a sufficiently that he was engaged on a work on the feet, in- large and well-fitting shoe. cluding a history of boots and shoes, such, he “Every one who has corns, knows and feels thought, being very desirable in the present that the pressure is the cause—no one knows state of knowledge on the subject. We thought better where the shoe pinches than he who so too. Mr. Hall has accordingly brought out wears it. Yet few persons know why it hurts, this production, the result, he says, of long pro- or are aware how the remedy should be applied. fessional study.
Sometimes a shoe is too large, often too small, The Book of the Feet, as the author styles very often too short, but generally the wrong his work, is a plainly, but pleasingly written shape altogether. The fault lies not so much in volume, and exhibits, within a small compass, the shoes themselves, as in the lasts from which the various forms and phases which the cover they are made : there the cause is to be found. ings of the feet have assumed from the time of and there it has been my study for many years Egyptian sandals down to this current era of to apply the remedy. Every one who wishes to Wellingtons, Bluchers, Clarences, Cambridges, be comfortably fitted, should have a pair of lusts and Alberts. Let us hear Mr. Hall-and he is made expressly for his own use. "Experience of practical authority—on this really humane has taught me, and doubtless many other masters and important subject :
who have had much to do with bespoke work “For upward of twenty years, as a bootma- for tender or peculiar feet, that no plan is equal ker, I have made the feet my study, and during to this to secure a good fit, and save inconvethat period many thousand pairs of feet have re- nience and disappointment for the future. The ceived my attention. I have observed with length and width are now every day affairs, but minute care the caste from the antique as the judgment of fitting is another thing; and well as the modern instances,' and am obliged here is the true skill. to admit that much of the pain I have witness- “ A last fitted up to the length and width may ed, much of the distortion of the toes, the corns do, or it may not. It may do by chance, or fail on the top of the feet, the bunion on the side, of necessity ; but if fitting be anything, it is a the callosities beneath, and the growing in of skilful adaptation of the last to the true form the nails between, are attributable to the shoe- and requirements of the foot generally. Many maker. The feet, with proper treatment, might persons have an idea that right-and-left shoes are be as free from disease and pain as the hands; comparatively modern innovations of fashion ; their structure and adaptation to the wants and but this is a mistake-straight lasts are a modern comfort of man being naturally perfect. Thirty- invention, and, notwithstanding what many persix bones and thirty-six joints have been given sons say to the contrary, are decidedly inferior by the Creator to form one of these members, to a well-formed right-and-left pair.” and yet man cramps, cabins and confines his Mr. Hall advises an outline of the feet to be beautiful arrangement of one hundred and forty- traced on paper, the other dimensions to be four bones and joints—together with muscles, properly taken, the prominent toes and other elastic cartilage, lubricating oily fluid, veins and protuberances to be noted down at the time, and arteries-into a pair of shoes or boots, which, immediately after, a pair of lasts made suitable instead of protecting from injury, produce the in every way; or, what would, perhaps, be still
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MILTON'S PRAYER OF PATIENCE.
better, a cast of the foot in plaster of Paris to be handed over to the last-maker.
This is really sound and valuable advice; and no one who studies his own comfort-for there is nothing more fretting and distressful than ill-fitting shoes—will for a moment hesitate to adopt it. Let every one who can afford it have lasts made to the form and configuration of his own feet; let them be his own property; and let him carry them with him, to be used wherever he may happen to reside.-Nor are " high heels” less to be avoided than crooked lasts; they throw the weight of the body on the parts least able to sustain it—the toes; beside bending the knee, and destroying that straightness and command of limb which, in the human figure, is so indicative of strength and grace. Were these counsels followed, would the votaries of fashion but forego their absurdities and adhere a little more closely to nature and common sense, the feet might be as exempt from pain and disease as the hand, and an article of dress, now so frequently a torture, would become at once the preserver of health and minister of comfort.
I am old and blind!
Yet am I not cast down.
I am weak, yet strong,
Father Supreme! to Thee.
All-merciful One! When men are farthest, then art Thon most near, When friends pass by, my weaknesses to shun,
Thy chariot I hear.
Thy glorious face
And there is no more night.
On my bended knee,
I have nought to fear;
Can come no evil thing.
Oh! I seem to stand Trembling, where foot of mortal ne'er hath been, Wrapped in that radiance from the sinless land
Which eye hath never seen.
Visions come and go, Shapes of resplendent beauty round me throng; From angel lips I seem to hear the flow
Of soft and holy song.
It is nothing now,
That earth in darkness lies.
In a purer clime,
Break over me unsought.
Give me now my lyre !
Lit by no skill of mine.
THE BRIDGE AT THE FALLS OF NIAGARA.
I have been intensely interested to-day in listening to a description, from a well-informed and competent source, of the great bridge over the gorge that separates the dominions of the Queen from those of the President. If any thing could be wanting in the attraction of the country about Niagara to turn thither the tour of the multitudes in the pleasure season, this bridge will supply it. Its thousands of tons of weight of the strongest iron-cord that the ingenuity of the iron-master can devise, find a safe support in wrought-iron anchors, built in the solid rock one hundred feet below the surface, so that before it could yield, the very rock-bound earth would forsake its tenacity. A large wooden framework is to be placed so that no undulating motion can be experienced. In full sight of the cataract, the surge of angry waters far beneath, the sullen storm-beaten rocks all around, the quick locomotive will put forth all its quickness to rush beyond the peril of its journey. This glorious work is already begun, the money for its cost paid in and available, the excavations commenced, and the contractor is to pass on horseback by the middle of next June. Its firmness is to be such that, with all the burden of a powerful locomotive and a long attendant train of cars, it is not to vibrate one inch in the centre.
The railway is to occupy the centre, two carriage ways on either side, and two foot ways.
What a magnificent spectacle this road in full use will present! A road of this kind over the Menai Siraits in Wales is famous for the daring displayed in its construction. That over the Niagara will soon be world-famed.-Cour. & Enq.
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WHAT THE YEAR HAS LEFT UNDONE.
BY HENRY WARE, JR.
It is not what my hands have done,
That weighs my spirit down, That casts a shadow o’er the sun,
And over earth a frown:
Or vice by men abhorred;
A fair life's just reward ;
Alas! they only see a part,
When thus they judge the whole :They do not look upon the heart,
They cannot read the soul:
But I survey myself within,
power to have every destitute family in the nation
supplied with the Bible.
EUROPE.-The Hibernia arrived at Boston on the
ty-one days. Cotton and corn had both declined.
Monetary'affairs continued to improve. The Bank
of England had reduced its rate of discount to six
per cent., and the Royal Bank of Liverpool had For what I've left undone;
resumed business. Forty-three additional failures For opportunities of good,
are reported since the sailing of ihe Britannia.
Parliament has been engaged in discussing the
financial condition of the country, and each
House had appointed a committee to inquire
into the cause of the commercial distress, and.
how far it had been affected by the laws regu. And therefore is my heart oppressed
lating the issue of bank notes payable on demand.
Ireland was in a fearful conditi from starvation
and assassinations. The war in Switzerland ap-
pears to be terminated by the submission of the
Sonderbund or Jesuit party. The Cholera is still
raging in Russia, and is reported as increasing at
Oh help me, lest I die!
GRAND LARCENY.-The following act of daring
and successful theft has excited a considerable
"On the 23d ult. Dr. Darlington, President of the
West Chester Bank, entered the car for that village, Mexico.-Notwithstanding the reports previously and Race streets, with a valise containing $51,100
then standing in the Depot near the corner of Broad published respecting the removal of the Mexican of the notes of the Bank of Chester County. He Congress, the last accounts represent them as still first deposited his yalise on a seat, and stepped a sitting at Queretaro. On the 11th of 11th month, few feet to the stove to warm his hands, keeping they proceeded to an election of President, when his eye on the valise. While there, a stranger, Anaya, who has once before been Provisional Pre with a cloak on, pressed rather close to him, to sident, and is considered decidedly in favour of
warm his hands also. After a minute or two, he peace, was elected. His term extends only to the took his seat and placed the valise underneath, he 8th of 1st month. The Cabinet ministers selected occupying the outer end of the seat, and the valise by him are also said to be favourable to peace. being under the inner side, close by his feet, with
The new Government despatched commissioners the end out, so as also to be under his eye. About
At this moment a lady of his acquaintance, formerly A proposition was brought forward in Congress to packages, &c., the car being just about to start. of peace, any territory except Texas, but it was took her seat before the one opposite to him. He voted down by a large majority.
had not seen her before for some time, and simply Congress:-Resolutions of the Legislatures of inquired of her how she had been, and if she was Connecticut and New Hampshire, against the ex- going to West Chester; but on addressing her he tension of slavery have been presented in the turned his face towards her, and consequently, for Senate.
the moment, from the valise. Directly afterwards, A resolution in opposition to the principles as- on casting his eye to the place where he had desumed by the President in his veto of the harbour posited it, the valise was gone. Startled, he made bill, has been passed in the House of Representa- instant search under the seat, and inquired of those tives by a vote of 138 to 54.
around, but it could not be found, and no one had
seen it. He hastened to the rear of the car and A large political meeting was held at New York inquired of the agent; he had seen nothing of it. on the 20th ult., in which a resolution embracing On returning to make further search in the car, the principle of the Wilmot proviso was unani- the man who had seated himself directly before ously
adopted ; and an address was issued strongly him was missing, when the conviction flashed on condemning the Mexican war.
his mind that his valise had been stolen. Thorough The annual meeting of the Cherokee Bible Society search was made throughout the car, without effect, was held at Tahlequah on the 20th of 9th month. and it started for West Chester. The executive committee reported that they had “ Happening to meet with Judge Bell, of the purchased, during the year, 325 bound volumes of Supreme Court, as he stepped out of the car, they the Cherokee Scriptures, all of which had been proceeded together to the Mayor of the city, to distributed except 85 copies. The Society adopted have the proper steps taken to detect the thief and a resolution that each member would do all in his recover the money.-- Inquirer.
A RELIGIOUS, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS JOURNAL.
PHILADELPHIA, FIRST MONTH 8, 1848.
EDITED BY ENOCH LEWIS.
wants of an immortal soul. In reference to this
interesting period of her life, it is instructive to Pablished Weekly by Josiah Tatum, observe, how, in deep humiliation of soul, she No. 50 North Fourth Street, corner of Appletree Alley, delineates her earlier days, in the following rePHILADELPHIA.
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many serious reflections. The charge of Moses
to tlie assembled tribes of Israel, when he reA TESTIMONY
counted to them the mighty acts of God, has From Tottenham Monthly Meeting, concerning
been much in my mind. Remember all the Maria Fox, who died at Tottenham, on the way by which the Lord thy God led thee, these 15th of the First month, 1844.
forty years, in the wilderness. O my soul!
thou art, indeed, especially called upon to consiIn reviewing the life and character of this, our der and to admire, with humble and adoring beloved, departed friend, we desire to bear our gratitude, the way by which thou hast been led; testimony to the sufficiency of divine grace, by the difficulties, the temptations, the deliverances, which she was what she was; to set forth the and, above all
, the multiplied and abounding dealings of the Lord with his servant, and the mercies thou hast experienced. efficacy of that power which sustained her, “ In the ten years of childhood, I enjoyed the whilst passing through the valley of the shadow tender care of pious parents, whose unremitting of death.
endeavour it was, to train up their children, in Maria Fox was the daughter of Benjamin and the nurture and admonition of the Lord, to inTabitha Middleton, of Wellingborough, in North-troduce them early to an acquaintance with the amptonshire; Friends, who, honouring God in Holy Scriptures, and, by wise and judicious their lives, were honoured of Him, and whose culture, to prepare the soil of the heart for the circumspect example, and Christian care and operations of the heavenly Husbandman. Being counsel, were eminently blessed to their beloved of a high spirit and volatile temper, my disposidaughter. They exercised a wise care in the tion rendered restraint as needful as it was irkchoice of her associates, and enjoined plainness some, and often brought my tenderly affectionate of language and attire, as a constituent part of parents into deep anxiety on my account. Many gospel simplicity: filial obedience, strengthened and fervent were their prayers, I doubt not, that by filial love, led her to yield ready submission I night be brought under the regulating influence to their wishes; and these restraints, which at of the Holy Spirit, and be led to see the beauty that period were sometimes felt to be irksome, of the truth as it is in Jesus; and these, their afterwards obtained the assent of her matured petitions, I have often since considered as the judgment. Our dear friend was early accus- richest inheritance they could bequeath to their tomed to useful domestic employment, and train children. Very early was my heart made sened in habits of order and industry. She was of sible of the love of God, and strong desires were an amiable disposition, and possessed much na- at times raised in my soul, to become one of his tural vivacity, an ardent mind and a warm ima- children. But, notwithstanding these good imgination, pursuing whatever she engaged in, with pressions, and my love of the Holy Scriptures, great earnestness and perseverance. Her judi- which I read much and with great delight, the cious and watchful parents provided her with next ten years were, for the most part, years of suitable reading, and other means of acquiring inconsideration and levity. In the course of useful knowledge, and she diligently and profit-them, we were deprived of our excellent mother, ably availed herself of these advantages. She whose example was peculiarly instructive, and delighted in contemplating and studying the her counsels prudent, judicious, and affectionworks of creative wisdom, with a heart warmed ate. My thoughts often recur, with bitter anwith love and gratitude to their almighty Author; guish, to the few years which immediately folbut she felt that such pursuits do not satisfy the lowed her death, when I might have afforded so