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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - February 28, 1844, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaOf acquisitiveness Mournful silence Gera is sooner thing written on the top o Jwa a of a whole. Tide the and to oar finding world for hang out a sign Call every traveller Here to Roe Fuho la boy this Brave estate of mine and set my weary spirit Freel tis going yes i mean to fling Tai Bubble from away i la sell it whats or it bring the would at auction Here to Day it is i glorious thing to a it rms cheated me so sore it is Ooi what it seems to be for Sale it shall be mine no More. Come turn it o or Aad View it Well i would not have you Purchase dear oin Roost sell twelve friends much about the same age pursuits their family lib Nexion and other local Inte. Rests Arf permanent inhabitants of the Metr opt list agreed one Day when they were dinking their wine at the Star and Sta Ler at Richmond to Institute an ant dinner among themselves tis Ravasi who who la buy the splendid Hera s wealth in glittering of Gol who bids let me Tell you fair a baser lot was never sow. Who la buy the heavy heaps of care and Here spread out in Broad Domain. A goodly landscape Al May Trace Hal cottage tree Field Hill and who la Bay himself a burial place 1 hero s love the dreamy potent spell i that Beauty flings around the heart i know its Power alas too tin Koine and i must part must part what can i Mote with l be 7 All Over the enchanter s reign buy the Plame Vess dying love a breath of storm of pain and Gem of who e or hath found the jewel his fickle false and Little who bids for in is t tis the Call once twice and thrice very Low twas once my Hope my say my All but now the Broksas Small must go Famo held the Brilliant meteor High How dazzling every gilded name be millions now s the time to buy How much for Fame 1 How much heat How it you i under that i each of Day of bottle Ner so to be d last of never tear 1 one i another i i should hims i Soli tar i dined the by i Antic i to in and not Festi Conj i open App on High Olympus far renowned sow Purchase a world common with a world s curses Crow item Swik Star of Hope with Ray to shins sad foreboding breast save this responding one of who bids Lor Man s last Friend an4 Best 7 a Ware not mine a bankrupt Ufa this treasure should my soul sustain but Hope and 1 Are now at strife nor Ever May unite again. Ambition fashion show and Pride i part from All forever now grief in an overwhelming tide hag taught my haughty heart to by death Shern sheriff All bereft 1 weep yet humbly kiss the Rod the beet of All 1 still Alj Faith my Bible and my original. Poetry i breathes Liere a Man with soul a dead who never to himself hath said shoot Folly As it flies 1 of More than teats of blood can Ell Are in that word fare w ii tis Folly to be Wise. And what if Friendship Bat a Nai in that Burnt on Etna s breast of pame thus runs the world away Sweet is the ship that s under a in to where Yon taper Points the v lie with hospitable Ray. Drink to me Only with thine thro cloudless climes and Zataray skies my native land Good i Adieu Adieu my native Shore i tis Greece but living Greece no More whatever is is right. Of Ever thus from childhood Shour daughter of Jove Rule Willese j in russet Mantle the rocks and follow Mountain s rung while yet in Early Greece she ung i m. Please Fand yet i m sad. In in entered pall come sweep ii g by 0 Thoo the Nymph with Placid Eye by Philip s warlike and on the Light fantastic toe thus Lund in hand thro life m Good night to Marmion Indian s in Gentilly a spaniard having stolen a horse from an in i. Abo Spe tin Hau following regulations should Dine alternately at hers houses on the first and last each year and that the first if wine uncorked at the first Din fld be and put away Ank by him who should be the heir number that they should Dmit a new member that when d eleven should meet and when died ten should meet and so when Only one remained he on those two Days Dine by and sit the usual hours at his table but the first time he so t Lori lest it should be the Only a should then uncork the first bottle and in the first Glass drink to the m Story of All who were gone. The re was something original and whim tical in the idea and it was eagerly in braced. They were All in the of life closely attached by Reci Friendship lond of social in it and looked Forward to their the Corpse of him who had commenced the pleasure witty them in the fullness of health of spirits of life Anvid their severe grief they no but reflect How soon one of the joyous twelve had slipped out of the Little fes Tive Circle the months rolled on and cold de Cember Critne with All its cheering round of Lindly greetings and merry Hospi Tali ties and with it came a softened collection of the Fate of Fortesque eleven of twelve assembled on the last Day of the year and it was impose execution As Large As a Pigeon s egg. He could not help it would be injustice to the ten to that even wine Friendship and a sible not to fee Down to dinner. Their loss As they sat the very irregularity of the table six on one Side and Only five on the other forced the melancholy event upon their memory. There Are few sorrows so stubborn s to resist the United influence of wine Circle of select friends and a a sea on of prospective gaiety. A decorous High or two a few becoming ejaculations n instructive observation upon the Primi i Proca a Joy f u i u it Patio indeed that could have darkened Thos Lions was not one very Likely meetings with unalloyed Antici s of pleasure. The Only thought rude itself at this who was Des uncertainty of life made up the sum of Ender posthumous offerings to the re Mains of poor George As hey proceeded to discharge the More duties for which they had say merry session could dispel the gloom which pervaded the dinner. It was agreed beforehand that they should not allude to the distressing and melancholy theme and having interdicted the Only thing which really occupied their thoughts the natural consequence was that silent contemplation took the place of dismal discourse and they separa Ted Long before Midnight. Some fifteen years had now glided away since the Fate of poor Roland and the ten remained but the stealing hand of Lime had written sundry Chan Ges in most legible characters. Raven locks had fat come grizzled or three Heads had not As Many locks Alto Gether As May be reckoned in a walk along the Regent s was actually covered with a Brown wig the Crow s feet were visible in the Corner of the Eye Good old port and warm Madeira carried against Hock Claret Bur play. Their palsied bands could. By hold or their the , while faculties1 re there doze Between each l. At length came the last dinner and the survivor of the twelve upon whose head fourscore and ten Winters had showered their Snow ate his solitary meal. If so end heed it was at his House arid his Able they celebrated the first in his too had remained for bight and fifty years the which they had uncorked recorded and which he was then to uncork again., it stood they have probably forgotten cannot it at. The meeting they Hye Pei Forni. Their seats will be empty and some of Thein Pray in the meeting when pre ent and they cannot Well be Abaied. Their absence is a stronger reason for my presence. F if i go it will encourage the Ren who Are few Neter absent themselves if a goodly number is present these Brethren till be. Glad in heart and take j of the hopeless Wight who was Des lined to uncork the first bottle at his lonely repast. It was High summer when this frolic t Fame come act was entered into and As their pleasure yacht skimmed along the i dark bosom of the the thames on their return to London they talked of no thin but their first and last feasts w their imaginations ran important met. By the time the third Glass of Champagne had gone round Iti addition to sundry rotations of Fine old Hock and capital they had ceased to discover anything so very pathetic in the inequality of the i to sides of the table or so melancholy in their crippled number of eleven. The. Rest of the evening passed off very pleasantly in conversation Good Humoured enjoyment and conviviality and it was not till toward twelve o clock that Popr George Fortesque was again remembered. They All at parting however that they had never passed such a Happy Day congratulated each other upon instituting so delightful a meeting and promised to be punctual to their appointment the ensuing evening when Gundy and Champaigne stews hashes and ragout grew into favor crusts were rarely called for to relish the cheese after sinner conversation was less boisterous and it turned chiefly on no lilies and the stale of the flings landed properly apologies were beside him. With feeble and Tant grasp he took the frail memorial of a Youthful vow and for a moment memory was faithful to her office she threw open the Long Vista of by lied years and his heart travelled1 thro them All. Their Lusty and Blitz some their Bright and fervid Auti imn their chill but not too Frozen Winter he saw As in a Mirror How one by one the laughing companions of that Nerry hour at Richmond had dropped into eternity lie Felt All the loneliness of his condition for he had eschewed mar Rise and in the veins of no living creature ran a drop of blood whose source was in his own i and As he Drain if number is will be discouraged and . It would not be right to Grieve any of god s psf dear children when it can be easily avoided. They Fonow it is not might nor by that the lord does great things. Know he it hot they love to see a Large meeting. Then there is More Hope of a not so Many obstacles to a work Grace. They enjoy the advantage of Union in their prayers. I love to hear the Breth Ren All the heart and when to up or made for and stockings were More Ca m Tje merriment. They wandered in jct re of what changes time would ate joked each other upon their Arance when they should some hobbling upon crutches severe fit of the tout others Anc Sun after a poking t with Pur Blind eyes which even tables could hardly enable wish the Alderman s Wal Rich of with portly bellies and tidy Little Brown wigs others decently dressed out in a of mourning Tor the death of a great grand gait grand daughter or you 1 expect i shall see you is i of As for you exclaimed Onk of the twelve addressing his Bro and shrunken As an Wolfl eel skin you Mere outside and he accompanied the words the a Hearty slap on the shoulder. Eorge Fortesque was leaning Cape Helsly Over the of the yacht laugh the loudest of any at the Conversa h which had been carried on. The Dian the latter convicted offence by a very ingenious Lim of the plan. He complained to a judge w 10 had the spaniard together with the. Horse brought before him the prisoner swore that the horse belonged to him and that he had always had it 10 that the judge did not find him Elf in a position to convict. He about to return the horse to Hin Indian said if you will allow me i will prove that the anime belongs to immediately he ulle4 off v cloak and covering. firse s head the spaniard of who h Eye it was Blind e1 passed the question bul delay ,tti8 Hazard that it was. Iee Rig Indian uncovering to horse snot Blind Eye or of the left no mediately decided Thail g Todden manual salutation of his brother maw threw him off his balance and a moment he was overboard. They Ard the heavy splash of his fall he re they could be paid to have seen Hon fall. The Hatchl was proceeding s Virtly it instantly stopped. The utmost consternation now prevail Elj. I was Nearl dark but w As known to be an excellent swimmer id startling As the Accident was they certain hat he would regain the they could not see hey listened. They heard the sound f his and feet they hailed in. An answer was returned but in fail gurgling voice and the excl of god struck upon their Lars. In to two or three who Are expert swimmers plunged into e River and swim towards the spot ence the exclamation had proceeded. A of them was within an Arm s pc nth of saw him be we he could be reached he went Down and his distracted Friend beheld thei de whose Entrance they had welcomed in bumpers of Good Claret As the watch Man bawled past twelve o Block beneath the window. Uliey met accordingly and their gaiety was without any Alloy or draw Back. It was Only the first time of their assembling after the death of poor j George Fortesque that made the recollection of it painful for though but a few hours had Inlet vented they now look their seats athe table As if eleven had been their original number and As if All were there that had been Ever expected to be there. It is thus in every tiling. The first time a Man enters the first Book an author first paint ing an artist first Battle a general the first time a rogue is Rotten rope May provide a second performance even of tha1. Ceremony with All its singleness of character inconceivably from their first occurrence on repetition. There is a Charm a spell a Novelly freshness a from the first experience hanging to Talwin try air thick shoes oors and windows Are Futy provided with list and Sand bags the fire was snore in request and a quiet game of a just lied up the hours that were wont to be j devoted 16 drinking shining and Ous merriment. The rubbers a cup of Coffee and at Home by eleven o clock were tha usual cries when the fifth or sixth Glass had gone round after the re Moval of the cloth. Al parting too there was now a Long ceremony in the Hall buttoning up great Coats tying on Woollen comforters fixing hand kerchiefs Over the Mouth and up to the ears and grasping sturdy walking canes to support unsteady feet. Their fiftieth anniversary came and death had indeed been Busy. One had de the Glass which he had filled the memory of those who were gone the tears slowly trickled Down the fur rows of his aged face. J he had thus fulfilled one part of his vow and prepared himself to discharge the Oliver by sitting the usual number of hours at his desolate table. With a heavy heart he resigned himself to the gloom of his own thoughts a lethargic i i j ii n n sleep stole Over head fell upon his fused images crowded Bis mind he babbled to himself when his servant entered the Poni alarmed by s noise which he heard found i uple hed upon a carpet the foot the easy chair out of he leu slipped in an apoplectic fit. Lie it spoke again nor once opened his though the vital spark not is Tinct Jill the following rear. And this was the last dinner. Var i been killed by the overturning of the mail it which he had place in order to be present at the dinner having purchased an estate in Monmouthshire and removed thither with his family. Another the terrible operation for the Stone and expired beneath the knife. The third id. Yielded up a broken spirit ears after the loss of an Only surviving id beloved daughter. A fourth was Cuse for been tag them seem from the in Iii ill no Igried off in a few Days by Mie cholera Moribus. A fifth iad breathed his last be very morning he had obtained a judgment in his favor by tie lord Chancellor which had Cost him his last Hilling nearly to get and which after excepted be it which no Art or circumstances can impart to the second. And it is the same in All the Darker traits of life. There is a degree of poignancy in the first assaults of Sor Row which is never found afterwards in every Case i is simply that the firs Fine Edge of our feelings has been take off and that it can never be restored. Several years had elapsed and of eleven friends kept up their double anniversaries As they might aptly enough be called with scarcely any percept ble change. But alas there came on dinner at last which was darkened by a calamity they never expected to wit Ness for on that very Day their Friend companion brother almost was hanged yes Stephen Roland the wit the Oracle the life of their Little Circle had on the morning of that Day forfeited his life upon a Public scaffold for haying Nide one single stroke of his pen in the wrong place. In other two from the Christian observer. S will go to Sac a Ayer i Sag this by Deairas. It is a Damp evening. Some of the saints who to be at the prayer meeting Are in Bat health. And cannot consistently go but into the unfavourable weather. Their will cant. Others will make weather an excuse Tor staying at Home. H to be feared that they to sex place of prayer. Their places will be vacant but they Shoubit not be. Are called fair weather christians. Creej is a very Plain one easily under stood. I wonder where this class originated. There nothing said of them in the they could not have antlered Abou litigation of eighteen years declared him the rightful possessor of ten thous _ i and a year ten minutes after he was in sheep skins. Y a sixth had perished by the i mow go to the prayer meeting this 1 for there is a party in the 10 More. Hand of the Midnight Assassin who Droke into his House for plunder arid sacrificed the owner of it As he grasped convulsively a bundle of exchequer Hilla which the from beneath his Pillow w knew they were placed every night for belter Security. Four Little old men of withered appearance decrepit walk with cracked voices and dim eyes Sal Down by the mercy of heaven As they them selves tremulously to Cele brate for the fiftieth time the first Day of the observe the frolic m of evening place. One of the members Church gives this party. True he the i not often at the prayer Thi robber was drawing class of professing Are no Bete he 1 very fond of such meetings. But h knew this evening was the. Evening of the meeting. He was in the entire last Sabbath when the pastor mentioned the meeting. He looked As if his conscience smote him for giving a party on such an evening. He has Satis fied his conscience however by say ing that we Are social beings and need recreation so he will not be at they go from the place of my it is Good to be Here the Brethren shall not faint in heart on account my absence. If i so at the meeting the heart of the pastor will be he has Many trials a compelled to la Bor against Many and riot Well sustained by the the Churchi his preaching will do no Good unless the spirit attend and coed it the spirit is promised in answer to prayer. We Pray As Well socially As secretly presence and Aid of the spirit i have seen my Tor look very sad and heard the tones of his voice tremble he prayer in the social Circle. The reason is Many members of the Church were absent from the prayer Mealing and his soul was heavy overwhelmed with a sense of his he the prayer meeting was therr Tome Ler to the Standard of the Church. The emitter Praye better visits better of sad i trill go evening and his heart and lean not a Fibril such Blessing. My soul u very suffer of thu and deeply from Overly. It u a to gather tie spiritual blessings the meeting is a Good place to be Atis find. There Flop s the of and there i Given the bread of it is god s Best Lvov priv Uge of Eor Omu Mon with him. Until am completely have All he Grade needful to vast to through i am in no danger Oft Ernp action and beyond the Powar of qing i can not afford to stay from the place of costs to be silent. I special presence 4f the lord May be in the meeting and i should be sorry to be away. It appears that St some times he is peculiarly present. The hearts of his children Are humbled their Faith is they Pray with More than common Fervour and the lord is pleased to him Wipff even a oui m when the lying circles of the wave just Over the t. 6 Mot where he had sunk. pot where he had sunk. Fer him and touched the Bottom 3 but the tide must have Rifis the on Ward for he could not be found proceeded Iff one of the nearest a latins where drags were kept and having pro apparatus they re spot. After the employed for restoring suspended am words a Bill of Exchange which passed into his hands for passed out of them for he having drawn the important Little profit to the Hund efs y and the Bill paid at the reos j Ana me us banker s without examining the words of it. The forgery was discovered interest was used to obtain he remission of the penalty poor Ste the Roland was hanged. Every body and hoj boiler Tell Why he not prof he a not a Gambler he was not a Speculator yet they chirped cheerily Over their Glass though scarcely carry it to their if. More than half full and cracked their jokes though they articulated their words with difficulty hey mumbled they chattered they laughed if a sort of strange wheezing night be called a laugh and when the wines their icy blood in a warmer through their veins they talked of their past As if i i were but yester Lay that had slipped by them and their attire As if it were a Busy Century that a before Vliem. They were just the number for a quiet rubber of a list three successive years their sat to one. The fourth came and their rubber was played with an open Dummy fifth and a hts was no Vonger i 1 1 _ i 1 a two could play Only it i and cribbage was game. But i was Hula More than the mockery o evening in. In justifiable because an older Zernner of the Church stays from the meeting for the purpose of social their places will be left desolate and go _. I Yerzy Busy season. Rear tet is Luli of goods of every kind and lies Are Selling cheap and business of very kind is much revived. Many vill slay in their stores offices and shops.-. Are Tyeray anxious to Haj the Sun and any net he and especially for those of Hie own Louse he has denied the fail i arid worse than Ian infidel arid they Are be not Slothful in by they never quote the reef the would no suit their purpose. I wonder if they Ever read Mathew Xiii 22. They never speak of it and if self unto them herders not unto the world these Are very precious sea spots in. The desert. O How the heart triumphs such an hour no wonder the said soul Panteah for thee o god a Good woman said. I am t afraid to stay away Foncer lest i should lose the blessings like her i will feat to lose a visit from the lard and will go this evening. And lest any or All the above hindrances should be constantly in the Way i am resolved to forego my sure a and sacrifice Rny bus new that i May always writ Len this article hoping of my Brethren will adapt and execute he Zaoie Resolution. Beautiful humming Bird once met a Butterfly and being pleased with the Beauty of ill commanded to siness person and glory of its roads an offer of perpetual Friendship. F cannot think of the re As you once spurned Roe Tad called me a r exclaim Rived the Hummingbird. Always Entje ruined the highest respect for h Beautiful Crea Tures As to perhaps " but when ii Jet 1 .ine., i this piece of advice never Humble they bist one May become your is paper

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