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American (Newspaper) - January 11, 1845, Platteville, Wisconsin THE WORLW'B MY FILBERT, WHICH wrin MY CRACKERS i witx BY J. I.. MA ilrtII. PLATTEVILLE, (W. JANUARY 11, 1845. ror.vrv. I JiKiuiniC1. L. (.1. Siirndcr. lit- U. co.'ii.Mi U. POETUY. FAITH, ilOPI-5 AND ENEUtiY. DONALD MACLEOD. not Droop not wing, 11Y A- ii, it: IT, Wills, I "f li. f' 11.-H Ill-Ill ft. S. O. <-ri the lloivovcr i .-irk thy fortune.-? are tiio il is a siM'iiig', licliiuil tin a star Tin: time :nu t come for till to fail. Tiu af'.c-r i Hist apart The; oil coils' mo.--, the lights IJL-OW ice JD in.-- rouiiil the heart. Yut ihcri tliou not but A v-tcailrti t potil on tliec yliall stream TiiO tiiflit w icli (joilliatii given i i sleep, The toad uf a clrc-.un. Tlinra ini.l IlcallSi anpcaroc; to mo To la lor a noble form, Tuo .00 to be Tlic of the worm. !3ut v ns lining-. On the arcliod, bro v ayony was si own And frimi tii pak- fever-pare ictl, Broko tin liall'-atiflud moan. Vv'ron In, f. 'O brings toward him trod, Vi lio.se 1< told of s-n n (on'ii.-s t.liosc M'liicli God spirits in. M. Orn Hides ai love this'Freemnawell enough ;o ab; u- tlon that is now to you .or new and untried friends and scones "Dear mother, it is rd to part with you, Thin- Thov IVCll tllC ;h .'Voni liis brow the free from 15V lit i 'i u: AX, 'i1. MTTUN. TANU or joux I'ill llealtl her roseate flew [pain, Esull'ni; in eacli vein. Anil till th F.ternal iwrlal.-' ope, That ilr shall never fade ma I'licao ru-g 1 FAITH ami HOPE, "OO. l-'rn- i i'TON. n v, J, L N Y Natioiiul j] FLORA. is iiro, corner i I' i.1. I'l.A.'l Froi i the "Are on sure, S''lora, you love this well enough to leave mother, ?ister.i, ;nid home lor permit r, .u to add, an easy life of social ytijoyme it friends for unknown coiHioxii nsT' l-'lora' check v.-cis varyi ig through all tho ados from rose to crimson, as oai voice and eyes her ;r questioned her, and her Dry Try glingurs scarcely li-.-ld the ncc- dk: v.'ill which she w a-i cnib.'olderin; Lr ilc. Jilr.-r. Worth! igton wait- minutes, arid as Flora did not d not what you have so ;ird, I'i'a'; marriage is the most it in a woman's life. Men rry injudiciously; and, for But harder to part with Be it so, and-mny the F tithe i of the orphan bless you. my y' and Mrs. Worthingtotiha: t .iving carpet of gnh'.n far as th'; eye could reach, while; the scarcely pcrce road wound on through its bio beds and implements of female indus try, her angry passions were avraken- ed at what she thought bail-been a trick played on her by Freeman, and she in- fcernaJly resolved to maintain her own habitt and manners, atvd as early as possible disengage herself from all con- nexion with her husband's family. The elder Mrs. Freeman now approached, and kind voice invited her to take C J., "1 ne lit us1 time, i; t'lou.-aii uiilry which very unhappy seek but a through relief from the of a disairreeahlc eompan- n. mbil.ion beckons him up the t, accent lo fame, or the acqni- his time a tall forest lifted its undulating line along the he rizon, and as they journeyed on, a cl -aring began to be visible, the long v aving curl of blue smoke ascending far up in- to the serene ether. At fir it ap] cared large corn fields, then a a: J last- and en wealth ni.iy ly a log cabin built on the verge of the wood, but not close enough to i; 3 ben- efited by its shade, while felled imbcr and corn cribs, wood-she di ai cl pig- pens, obstructed the path to 11 3 otT her While disrobing, the boys placed a large pile of wood on the ample hearth, and calling on their mother make the followed their brother out. Flora looked with dismay at the heap of sufficient, as she thought, to dress a dozen dinners; but the old dame soon rolled them into order, and. a blazing (ire and the clean hearth spread an air of comfort over the dipartmcnt. Mrs. Freeman, with the dexterity of a back-woods cook, soonjproduced a supper that astonish- ed CTCII Flora by its variety and plen- ty; arid the kind and ailcctionate man- ner of the old lady to her sons, and their frank good-humor, would have concil- iated any heart but hers. She sat sul- lenly brooding over her fancied wrongs, until a real headache, which was-at first only an excuse for riot eating, drove her to bed. Freeman and his mother long conversing together, and Flo- ra saw tears bedewing the venerable check of the old toil-worn mother; but so far from softening her heart, she tried to strengthen herself iu her aver- sion to her mother-in-law. Thus Flora continued proud and cold towards her husband's relatives, >i.'i'bing for her own city home, and ri- diculing, all the sarcastic irony oi her natural disposition, every thing and every one, that accorded not with her own ideas of propriety. Freeman ili'fidijally grew rich and popular, be- come a of public business, a poli- tician, and spent but little time with his cross wife. The only friend in fact that sympathized ailments or bore with her fretfulriela was her despis- ed motheif-in-Jaw; andjw.hen ill health, the result of copfinenaent and sedentary habits, niade her at home, she was the only one who of- fered to console her or to alleviate her sufferings; for her husband had long since learbed "he should" of absence from her. Poor Flora, she hud the gem of life that gave it all its lustre from her, and no wonder every thing was dark to her. At length Flora became a mother, and through the sweet little girl that was her own image, she once more felt the stiiings toward the husband u horn she had so long treated with contemptuous aversion; but it came too late. He: scarcely marked the quiver- ing lip. the tearful eye, the changing cliL'ek of'Florii, as she' uncovered her lilde treasure to present it to him, and only remarking, that "children were he coldly left the pervades the heart of the Chris- Wo ild oncjc feel ts divine it would illuminate the path <n life even to you." tljSiiy tatherjt worilJ light the dark valley, d atiid Flora, "for it if! that 1 feel I shall shortly trend. I have thrown from me nil ''the affection thai might have life happy, and now 1 :nn to die not one ijOt eActi hinv and her voice grew hu; ky and choked by tears. Mrs. Frocmar saw she was too ill to talk, iituj so it proved. Flora died died in the prime of life, with none to regret, and onl) one higfunirtded Christian to soothe h 3r through the dark shadow. She died on the bosom of her mother-in- law, and her lust hoarse whisper was my little Flora this mystery of love." cansyinmntion ofali when a vi dent storm afosc, and for short time he ai in the storm c( and almost be.i d hit people j t all was jitfuH-and thf from lut desk ket, in 1690, From tlie United States Saturday Post. MILLEldSM, AND THE END OF THi; WOULD PROPHECIES. We s 3vcral times proposed to make the delusion of as it is termed ;he subject of an article du- ring its i ijrincr paroxisms but forbore, partly f-om a disinclination lo meddle with the faith of any man or set of men..and partly because the delusion would, -ve thought, work its own cure, by the falsification of the prophecy, in the going by of the time at which its cons mil-nation was placed. fu.lly absurd as is this conduct of Fath- er Miller and his disciples, we have no dis; osition to make it the subject of ridi< ule, although the temptation to do s( is strong; and although, per- haps, xposurc of the absurdity of such c< nduct is the argument a- gainstit. Hut we have collected to- day a list of a few of the mostpromi- it.ent t elusions of this nature in the history of the world, and present them as but a part of the experience of the past, in order to show the disappoint- ed in their expectations, that they are not the first in order of time, or the only ones, by many thousands, who have teeit carried away by such fan- cies. Without referring to the delusion of the Jews, who looked for a temporal the .of England, had not a few claimed him- self to he Moricjfch flEIM ami hisTolkw rrg.prwlaimejl him. He WHS hanged lojrj argument which if iiot nojjv usedag.-iinat error. (ifosfcHo, in foretold the rcstoiatiou pf Charles II., and the destruch'c u ef [Jondon. The first part of his prvpUccy being fulfilled gave him soihe credit as a prophet. second ips.rtj it is hardly ueccssar s.iy, is .'S3 yet unaccomplished. .Venncr, who flourished abou same tiih declared that earthly f .were irj.-p and attempted crowd his to take actual possession of tne earth, in the name of (he .Lord; were opposed by the soldiers. They fought like tigers, be- lieving t legist vcs invuhieiablc, but were ijvnrpov crcd by numbers, and Vtnncv, wiUi t arch e others, was hang- Whist t ;c mathematician, was a belicvi v In iinmcdia.tc approach of the n.ilh'mjfim and lived to the failure ,o j 'predictions. Lord Na- pier, tljclinvontor of the logarithms, also proijm-.siejl the end of the world, and ouSl Ih term, ns he had set it. Dr. iV.shop of Worcester, at ninety of age, went to Queen Anne, u idipniphcsicd that at tho end of four the Kinj; of France, would; turir Protestant, there a war af.religion, and the papacy wonlrf.b.; To corn: to a later 1761, men arrived at Co- logne- with the of ijs deck, Hebrew and, (pi They cave out they .no frdjiit'Damascus, and wcrl'' years old; anfl cied iTint Constantinople would ets so many abroad to divide attention, hi; lioiru; may beco.ne only like his so that however ;mt such a slate of a (Fairs may be, his a not he does door of the rude and lowly d-.ve'ling. There was a dark red spot on Fre jiniin's check as he approached h-.s hos. :c, and to Flora's eager quos'.ions rela ive to his family, he gave such brief: nd un- satisfactory answers that a long iilencc bad .sunk down over 'diem, and Flora not Ids: caste hi the world.hut continues i chilled bv his refcrvc. A ad run l.o occi py that position lo which his vVi'iil.'h or may entiJe him. and in: y I: his own iitsociatcs. On (.'c; i.'.rary, llio becomes but a in til'..1 cvc of the law, a crea- ture: t t inn si: vn r: AMI juiM'. m! and bee VI, JOll.X I la'L' i his relations- A! this requires devoted degree ol attachment. and loss a woman can truly say, in the (e out of a field, and in joyful has e hail- ed bis brother, while his whit head, bare legs am! arms, and '-'agge 1 trow- sers, excited a surprised stai3 fi-om I'lora. Throwing him the reir, Free- lifted liis bride to the gron id.and iii that moment an old woman j i a red flannel dress, white -j.-imbr-c c ip, and lilac to the dco d stick- ing her thumb into the si ort s cmmcd pipe she was smoking, she gnvi a loud cry of joy and grasped the hand if Free- man. 'Fiord shrank backache Dxtcml- <-.d her hand tlie next morncnf to licr, )f and only permitted the tip.1 of her tlic iii- occur it the end of the Roman Pagan Empiie, giving him also an earthly kingdom; or to tlie manner in which the cud of the crusades, and the vic- tory of the Christians over the Mos- lems vould establish that kingdom; we look later manife.statiioBS ol' the con- sequences of mistaking the promises of tlu gospel, and confounding things spiritual and temporal. Jt is to say that ttie later delusions arc but a perpetuation of the error of those who, :n early times, and saying, "1 deceived many. In :he year it was predicted rornised that the Mediterranean ____lould be dried up, that believers kindness, all the forbearing love of should puss to Jerusalem on foot, there room. From that hour Flora grew very tind fr ill., She felt she should die, and all the f 1 Mrs. Freeman rose np to reproach her. One day as she was tenderly placing her pillows, Flora drew her cheek down lo her lips, and kissing her burst into The old lady gently returned her caress, and disengaging her arm front her neck soothed Jicr jntp tran- quillity. said she tremnlou-Iy, and it was the first time she had ever thus addressed her "mother, it has been a great mystery lo me how you, who to bu Id up the new city. After what we have seen in our own time, it will readi.y he credited that Italy was till- ed w th pilgrims, waiting tbe drying up oi tfie sea to commence their jour- ney; and the misery which these per- sons fuflbrcd, and which they inflicted upon their friends and dependents by their infatuation, will easily be ima- gined. In 1524, John Stofferus, a malhc- and astrologer of Suabia, were tenderly nurtured iii your youth, !pret] ctcd a deluge, n could every brave hardships and toiljso believed that those v in this new country; and intend of ncar the sea sold out at a great sinking under it: grow healthy and hop i3oojfS ,vcrc published giving shall ho thy coui.try, and whi-i gloved lingers to corn in cont Let with thcr I'-.on goest 1 will go she had l.he hardened and .-incvvy that so and lie who owned love, nature's primal as an old German once called it waters. Boats were built and placed on t ic tops of high pillars, in which TI riiv h ovor liis M.vTTKN P1 NT roit 'IT.'.'. (.'oiiva iu-St.ri-nt, better pause, for repining after mar- i riago. is as hopeless as uiigraceful, and cordially welcomed her. It n .-vcr oc- curred to her that t limb might never is able to avail iis- nly felt disgust and surprise at her jncouth r.ot to rci cct how many sterling virtues be covered by the coarse, homespun garl SeTO- ral fine, sun-burned young mi n, all in country garb, came ro'vdinj in, and as Freeman presentee CE-ch in torn she formally curtsied lo each, ant with .a flushed cheek and contracted b xmsunk on the chair the mother of t! e family offered her. As.she looked ound on the humble, but neat d welli ng, ;he plain useful furniture, tnf ni to me in my youth. 1 loved my helicvei-s sat, with their families, bund fondly and rationally, and we' vailing for the water to come and came to this new it avwnevvl floa( thcm Many arches wore the sake of our children. Jl loved vny children, and when He, took my husband, I managed by active in- dustry to keep them together; I taught them their duty to God and to man, and instructed them by my eiample to love all mankind." uYou do not hate even me, laid Flora softly. have been vcised sometimes, contrived, witli breathing holes top, in which men might live, with waters around thcm, until the danger had passed away. ..The time fixed for the inundation proved a very dry sea- son, and the waterproof contrivances wer'i ruined by a continued drought. notwithstanding the of this prediction, we find that JJMHFcrus did not lose his faith; for he then get tlic would -buijiit in 177'I. aiul the gen- eral take place in 1778. In i'. 713 u iiermit fiigiitcned the in- hahifc.i ts-of i Trieste into the belief that the ilcsiruction of that city gener.i w-as tSie faiEh in which his pre- dictions received, that tho city was deserted to escape the destruction, j But the day passed over withou; any Calamity to any otic ex- cept'tic orjlucky prophet, when his dis to resume their found the predictor 6f !ad realised it in his own was hanged by the on.; hush ic dcst pers or orii, We h-ivcjqnotcd the above few among the very many which be adduced, to remind the; this is u no new thing under the We arc inclined to think the failure of this 1. -t, as faii t must, for people's expectations cariKO.bo' up forever, of this will cr; v, and ricn longer strive to b': wise'nbovc Miat iia written. the preceding following passage from shfim to the lian v orld ijji the tenth cen riod f to those in w sttihtj-rs wc-.liavc quoted jsbove, occur- fnjlen under our eye: rn-jujr the which fciok <Jf UKJ minds of men, none occas oiicd ,such an universal panic, nor si dreadful impressions of ter- ror and dismay, as a notion that now the immediate approach of Ch dlay uf judgment. This notion, rise from a remarkable e 10- in the! lihe Revelation-of Stj John ith the arid uul en4crtainod te.ntl the preceding cento advai icc'.l by many at thut but neyer once did I harbor such destruction of the world for the _ _ i_ L i i i 11 i. t feeling as hatred, and above all not to the wife of my first born." Flora clos- ed her eyes, but the tears were stUl stealing down the pallid "There tfa lore, the old la-i i3y ite.ven stronger than ihuman IQVC, ItUuiepure, year 15.86, and died it, iMeanwhile, Martin Strifclius pre- dicted the ebd of tbe world to take in 1533, guriug the the hour. lie was in hi preaching on the wl S j J tinu, and it-self with nraai' ing through the Euro proyinc' 'S, threw them into and proy coifcl i irh

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