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LADIES' REPOSITORY,

AND

GATHERINGS OF THE WEST:

А

MONTHLY PERIODICAL

DEVOTED TO

LITERATURE AND RELIGION.

EDITED BY THE REV. B. F. TEFFT, A. M.

VOLUME VI.

PUBLISHED FOR THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

CINCINNATI:
L. SWORMSTEDT AND J. T. MITCHELL.

NEW YORK:
G. LANE AND C. B. TIPPETT.

R. P. Thompson, Printer.

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NOTE.— The numbers issued prior to August were edited by Dr. Thomson.

INDEX.

98

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Page.

Page.
Amiableness, Wiley,
106 Gleanings in Astronomy, Waterman,

117
Awards of Editorship,

138
Acquisition of Knowledge, Larrabee,
258 { Houghton, Dr., Thomson,

7
Antiquity of the Bible, Allen,

300
Halleck,

40
Hans Beudix,

90

Braddock's Grave,

6

Health,

104

Body and the Soul, the,

15 Hope in Sadness,

115

Blind Mourner, the,

56 How Shall I Know Thee? Mrs. Howe,

136

Be Kind to Each Other,

60 Home-Bound Greek, the, Mrs. Dumont,

152

Bible, Study of the, Merrick,

73, 104 Hope Ever, Mrs. Dumont,

189

Boa-Constrictor, the,

97 Holiness, Tefft,

201

Bible, the, Bishop Morris,

Hidden Beauty of the Bible, Strickland, 376

Books, Daily,

109

Be Kind to thy Mother,

141 { Independence of Christian Character, Allen, 103, 167

Book for the Centre-Table,

212 Irene,

136

Baptism in the Country, Miss Wentworth, 283 Infidel, the, Wombaugh,

201
Books, Stevens,
335 Ingenious Irony, Tefft,

. 282

Blessed be Thy Name For Ever, Harrison, 336

Bereavement, Mrs. Cowdery,

360 Jerusalem,

81

Jephthuh's Daughter, Mrs. Morgan,

124

Christian Homeward Bound, the, Miss De Forest, 12 Judgment, the, Harrison,

218

Childhood,

33 Jesus a Manifestation of the Father, Sapp, 244

Cruelty to Brutes,

46 John Milton, Tefft,

245

Comfort in Sickness,

59
Chemistry for Girls, Thomson,
92 Knowing Doctor, the, Tefft,

337
Consolation at the Grave of a Child, .

114

Christian Literature, Wilson,

200 Lady, to a,

84

Consecration of Children, Miss Wentworth, 219 Life, tree of,

107
Christian's Hope, the,
219 Light and Love,

112

Christian and Creation, the,

250

Lake Pepin,

161

Criticism, a Short, Tefft,
308 Last Words of Julia,

229
Candor of Infidelity,
348 Literary Curiosities, Disosway,

233
Christian's Resting-Place, the, Miss De Forest, 349 Laws and Order of Creation, Taylor,

248

Contemplation,

350

Lines to a Parent, Tefft,

252

Character of Aspasia, Teffi,

354 Lone Dove, the, Waterman,

284

City Coquet and the Country Pastor, the, Miss Letter to my Friend Mary, Trueman,

296

Wentworth,

365 Lines to Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. Walker,

317

Labor Conquers All Things, Tefft,

341

Dreamer, the, Cushing,
12 Little Visitor, the,

353

Death in Childhood,

29 Land of Beauty, Harrison,

368

Dedication of Samuel, the,

45

Dangerous Difference, the, M'Cabe,

86 Maid, Old,

14

Duty,

174 Maniac, the Deformed, Thomson,

25

Dignity of Progress, the, Tuttle,

194 M'Clintick, Sarah S., Trimble,

44

David, Character of, Miss Burrough,

207 Memory of Dr. Fishback, Mrs. Lawson,

59

Deception, Tefft,
271 My First Class-Leader,

72
Doing Good, Allen,
272, 327 My Step-Mother,

99
Day in the Ministry, a, Sapp,
298 Mill, the,

129
Domestic Library, the, Stevens,
371 May Song,

140
Mary's Choice, Young,

153
Esteem, Capacity of,
13 Mont St. Michael,

193
Eden, Earth, and Heaven, Baxter,
20 Mignion,

209
Exile, the,
146 Memories of the Past, Greenwood,

217
Expedient, an, Tefft,
250 Mind, the, Tefft,

261

Emma's Grave, Callender,

350 Minor Morals, Miss Burrough,

280

Excursion to the Lake Country, an, Larrabee, 374 | Monomaniacs, the, Tefft,

309

Meditation,

321

Female Influence, Strickland,

15 Miniature Sketches, Nixon,

336, 376

Fathers, Who are the,
17, 37, 76 Mind and Science, Merrill,

345
Freeness of Spiritual Blessings, the, Thomson, 34 Mars—Asteroids, Waterman,

361

Future, the, Hill,

59 My Father's Grave, Julian,

378

Fashionable Ornaments, Crow,

137
Father's Reward, the, Johnson
181 Narcissa, Elliott,

141
Fault-Finder, the,
281 Nativity, the, Harrison,

252
Friendship, Allen,
369 Nonpareil, Tefft,

269
New England, Tefft,

283
Galilee, Lake of, Baxter,
93 Nature,

284

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19

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Page. .

Page.
Nature of Quinine, Tefft,
360 Sweet Home, Tefft,

241
Short Ride, a, Tefft,

216
Oratory and Truth,
232 Study of the Classics, Griffith,

277
Oliver Cromwell,
233 } Superannuated Minister, Tefft,

290
Sacred Music, Fox,

305
Protection, Divine,
10 Sabbath Bells, Miss Wentworth,

317
Pleasures of Knowledge,
11 Song of the Fountain, Tefft,

3.19
Patience in Suffering, &c., Bruce,
18 Saturday Pencilings, Miss Wentworth,

359
Practical Christianity,

Sceneries of an Evening, Roberts,

367
Progress,

27
Philosophy of Scripture,
43, 119 Tongue, the, Bishop Morris,

80
Passing Moment, the,

51 To One who has Lost a Friend, Waterman, 125
Paul Before Agrippa, Baxter,
107 To the Evening Star,

142
Protestantism and Romanism Contrasted, Dis Truth and Eloquence,

112
osway,
108 The Broken-Hearted,

177
Peace, Value of,
121 The Happy Home,

178
Parental Duties, Mathews,
132 Traveling Journal,

179
Past, the, Cushing,
142 The Old Picture,

189
Persecuted Pastor, the,
149 "Twere Sweet to Die, Miss Bicknell,

252
Pilgrim's Thanksgiving,
150 Twilight, Louisa,

23
Planetary System-Mercury, Waterman, 214 The Earth as a Planet,

Waterman,

342
Protestant Burying-Ground at Rome,

257
To the Lost Pleiad, Curry,

349
Pioneers, the, Tefft,
262 To a Bride, Mrs. Lawson,

350
Praise to the Sovereign Ruler, Harrison, 317 The Candle, Tefft,

377
Poetry of the Samaritans, Vail,
322 To My Mother,

378
Piety with Cheerfulness, Smith,

364
Unconscious Sleeper, the, Morgan,

23
Retributive Justice,
24 Unwatchfulness, Cooper,

46
Radford Folly,
65 Unanimity, Thomson,

154
Reminiscences of Early Life, Finley,

165
Retrospection,
173 View on the Susquehannah,

1
Response, a, Tefft,
250 Voltaire in History,

85
Religious Fairs,
251 Venus-Transits, Waterman,

270
Repentance, Tefft,

276 Viaduct on Baltimore and Washington Rail-
Restoration of Israel, Tefft,

328
road,

289
Recollections of the Past, Larrabee,
329 Valedictory, Wentworth,

295
Random Thoughts,

347
Robert Hall as a Preacher and Writer, Tefft, 226 Winter,

19
Wisdom in Early Life,

36
Spiritual Enjoyment, Thomson,
2 War Spirit,

51
Sympathy,

9 War Anti-Christian and Unnatural, Elliott, . 57
Sun, the,
26 Witchcraft, Thomson,

69
Sketches, Miscellaneous, Larrabee, 41, 66, 100, 143 We are Going Home, Mrs. Howe,

102
210, 230, 274, 313, 331 What Can I Do? Mrs. Cross,

111
Simile, a,
43 Winter and Spring,

116
Shakspeare, Hoyt,

52 Western Style of Living, Bishop Morris, 130
Spiritual Birth, the, Lowrey, .
78 Widow of Nain, Mrs. Baker,

151
Sinith, Hon. J. Cotton, Disosway,
81 Woman in Society, Tuttle,

169
Shoes, the,
82 When I Die, M'Laughlin,

302
Solar System, &c., Waterman,
134 Woman, Tefft,

304
Samson's Mother, Mrs. Morgan,
140 Willie, my Child, Mrs. Lawson,

316
Slanderer, the, Hill,

189
Snow Bird,
213 Xavier's Ode, Callender,

308
Superstition,

225
Scenes in Capernaum, Miss Mercien,
234 Young Mother's Album, for a, Baxter,

110
Supernatural World, the, Tefft,
237 } Young Soldier, the, Miss Nichols,

276

THE

LADIES' REPOSITORY.

JANUARY, 1846.

VIEW ON THE SUSQUEHANNA. and "napping,” perchance, and sunset drives, and (SEE ENGRAVING.)

calls, and moonlight strolls; or, within doors, readThe river Susquehanna belongs to Pennsylvania, ing, talk, friendship, and all the rights and rites and runs alınost its whole course in that state; but of good neighborhood, with interludes of music, vohas its rise (the eastern rather than the western cal, instrumental, and sylvan—a “busy idlesse;" and branch may be so considered) in the state of New now to prayers and praise, and so to bed. York, in Otsego Lake, in the county of the same The scene before us, though varied in its features, name, and runs its course between some of the is one of peculiar harmony and repose—the very richest counties in the state-Delaware, Chenango, { landscape looks contented! The windings (we will Broome, and Tioga, and passes, at latitude 42°, into not have them either " “tortuous or “serpentine") Pennsylvania.

of the river are pleasing and picturesque; and how This river, though large, is not considerable, in its snugly is that little "delta” of an island ensconced proper sense. We are told that it is navigable only in its watery bed! Here are habitations enough for five and a half miles, at its mouth, before it enters succor and civilization; for the rest, have we not the the Chesapeake. It is generally shallow, and much wooded hills, the lawns, the vales, the pensile shores broken and narrowed by rocks, and ripples, and of the island. banks. It was stated by a board of commissioners We know not the projectile scale of this delineawho examined it, that every obstruction to its navi- tion; but something about it gives the impression gation could be removed, up to the mouth of each that the real view (apart from its life) is far more branch, for the sum of twenty thousand dollars, beautiful than the draught. No landscape is as atwhich was never awarded to the object.

tractive at noonday as at any other time; not beBut it is quite refreshing, in these days, when the cause our own ideas are not so lively as in the mornwhole world is cut up into railroads, turnpikes, ca- }ing, nor so pensive as at evening; but in itself the nals, and “viaducts” of one sort and another, to aspect of the sun is not as good. The size of this find one sequestered spot, one quiet nook, where, fairy isle" it is rather difficult to guess by the eye indeed, is the possibility of retreat, and of rustica- alone; but as this river measures, at its widest, near ting for a season—of enjoying at ease, under the the mouth, but one and three-fourths of a mile, and heats of summer, a remission from crowds, gossip- } this is situated pretty near its rise, “above Owego," ing, and dress! Yet not for selfishness, indolence, } (in the state of New York,) we may conclude that or churlishness' sake would we come here; but for { its three angles may be each from three-fourths of a sake of rationality, health, mental acquirement, and { mile to a mile in extent. But we see it is just the equanimity! One can be heartily thankful and de-{"right size." vout amidst the scenes and breathings of nature Yet somewhere on this very stream, at the “eastsimplicity, innocence, the riches of the field, the ern branch," is a retreat-a watering-place, we suporchard, the harvest, with health and self-posses pose--that enormity of gregariousness. However, sion-immunity from hurry, and worry, and dust, } the whole innocent river must not come under ban and musquitoes! Amidst these things, what can for that

for the sins of its idolaters. They come one do but think of one's self ? Emancipated from not here for bathing, or for health, but for its oppothem, what can we not endeavor to do in thank- { site. And when arrived, mark the hurrying, nofulness?

thought, silly, simpering process of the hours and Yet it is no ascetic devotion-no hermit's cell, that { days. It is an abomination to reason.

At this seathe reader would desire; but a familiar household, son the city droops for want of air; but here, in with early hours, and early walks, simple repasts, the breath of heaven, do they plume their wings, and work, and housekeeping performances, with and dedicate a temple to folly in the bosom of nanoonday lounging, and “looking on the Book," } ture!

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