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Erie and its Dead, Miss De Forest, Page 360
74, 79 Female Influence, Tomlinson, 28,77, 134, 194 Address, Johnson, 129 Female Education, Matthews,
168 Filial Love,
120 Alexander's Tears, Brame, 267 Filial Fidelity, Miss Baker,
138 American Antiquities, Stephens, 273 Female Effort,
143 Ancient Fortification, Sapp: 356 Fully Ripe, Sapp,
148 B Female Friendship,
176 Beauties of Nature, 147 Fault-finding,
302 Burial of Napoleon, 183 Flowers,
313 Black Hawk in Prison, Miss Baker,
244 Grave-Yard, Adams,
84 Captive's Song, Hatcher, 21 Gifted, the, Baxter,
94 Communion with Nature, Hatcher, 49 Genius Working for Hire,
210 Christian in Death, Pilcher, 5% | Grave of the Beautiful,
228 Consumptive, Miss Baker, 76 Gone in their Beauty,
286 Close Thought, Thomson, 80, 108 Girls and their Training, Miss Burrough,
372 Christian Hope, Gaddis,
106 Clement, the Roman, 176 Hope, Baker,
133 Cottage Hearth, 177 Hindoo's Death-Bed,
144 Charge of Solomon, Lorraine, 179 Helen in Heaven, Miss Baker,
147 Christian Patriotism, Hamline, 211 || Hebrew Minstrel, Hatcher,
158 Corsair's Bride, Outerbridge, 216 | Human Life,
168 Crucifixion, Comfort, 260 || Henrietta,
189 Captured Bugle, Lorraine, 278 Hope and Memory, Brame,
227 Comeliness of Piety, 309 Human improvement,
233 Cookman, George C., 310 Huntsman's Death, Young,
315 Contrast, Mrs. M'Cabe, 344 Heaven,
327 D Home of the Faithful, Lucy Seyinour,
349 Deity, Miss Baker,
85 Destruction of Sodom, Hall, 202 Impromptu,
106, 293 Divine Benevolence, Summers, 203 Invocation, Hatcher,
125 Defective Education, Miss Burrough, 258 Joanna Baillie's Fugitive Verses,
305 Deity and Nature, Lowrie, 268, 303, 335, 357
285 Lament, Baxter,
79 Death of Saladin, Brame, 332 Lord Byron, Snodgrass,
155 Death, Lucy Seymour, 333 Light, Miley,
173 E Lord Byron, Hamline,
181 Emperor's Birth-Day, Kidder, 13 Loved and Lost, Brame,
227 Early Gone, Miss Baker, 83 Laura,
227 Evening Star, 156 Lead Mines, Weigley,
238 Employment of Angels, Hatcher, 171 Last of a Race,
244 Early Christianity, 205 Lady Jane Grey, Fitch,
247 Excursion to the White Mountains, Larrabce, 226 Ladies and Romances,
258 Earoclydon, Gillett, 280 Laws of Nature, Lawson,
297 English Language, Eblert, 281 Love of God,
346 Earthly and Heavenly Loves, Miss De Forest, 284 Life, Lawson,
353 Education, Thomson, 290, 321 Luck and Faith, Miss Burrough,
371 Excess, Miss Burrough,
40 320, 352, 380 || Moral and Religious Culture, Sehon
Page 55 || Sailor, Lorraine,
107 | Sibyls, Hamline,
117 Standard of Excellence, Comfort,
133 Sketch, A. Baker,
149 | Shadow of Death, Lucy Seymour,
174| Stars, Waterman,
312 Summer Glories, Hamline,
342 Storm of Gennesaret, Lucy Seymour,
355 | Sabbath of the World, Hamline,
370 Soul's Aspirations, Miss Baker,
351, 378 The Tongue, Lorraine,
26 | Tomb of Bigelow, .
165 The Ride,
206 To Miss M. B.B.,
241 | Twilight,
90 || True Greatness, Cox,
217 | The Warning, Mrs. Sturtevant,
242 To Maria, Mrs. Latta,
265 The Afflicted, Outerbridge,
346 | Temperance, Dr. Wilson,
361 There's a Home in the Skies, Mrs. Adams,
380 || The Ha' Bible,
157 | View on the Ohio,
2 || View near Cincinnati,
56 || Vital Spark, Miss Baker,
70 Valedictory, Miss De Forest,
286 Winter Evenings,
299 Woman's Best Friend, M'cown,
342 || Woman's Mind,
368 Wounded Spirit,
She Hath Gone,
28 Worship God, Hamline,
62 | Zoology, Merrick,
THE LADIES' REPOSITORY.
CINCINNATI, JANUARY, 1841.
VIEW ON THE OHIO RIVER. associations, and from their antiquity alone supplying (SEE ENGRAVING.)
the inspiration of deep romance, afford to transatlantic Tas principal scene in this engraving embraces the artists, as well as poets, themes of surpassing interest, highly improved grounds and beautiful residence of adapted to rouse genius to enthusiasm. American geThomas H. Yeatman, Esq. These are in Ohio, three nius has no such provocations. But is there nothing miles below Cincinnati. The point of view is on the then to rouse it? Indeed there is. It has other and Kentucky side, nearer the city, and in the neighborhood | equal provocations. If age invests an object with talof Mr. Israel Ludlow's dwelling. The trees in the fore-ismanic power over genius, America abounds in fruitground are intended to mark this point of observation, ful sources of inspiration. She has her granite rocks from which the principal scene below on the opposite and rushing streams--old at least as Noah's race. She side, appears to picturesque advantage, as those who has her spreading seas and towering mountains-provisit the spot will readily perceive. The painting is | bably coeval with hoary time. Our own prairies drank by Mr. Samuel Lee, and the engraving by Mr. Wm. || in the fires of a thousand laughing summers before Woodruff. These are western artists, and both reside | Afric' Thebes was born, even although its moldering in this city. The engraving is thought to be very cor-Sphynxes are now mingled with sordid dust. These rect, presenting in just and striking shades the princi- western forests, with their countless giant progeny, pal graces of this charming scene. From the ascent || antedate the glories of Europe's remotest architecto Mt. Auburn, above the head of Sycamore-street, we And, finally, the scene pictured in our froncan trace, at a glance, that graceful curve of the river tispiece, except as changed by culture, is older, by tens which is so beautifully represented by the painter and of centuries, than all the Gothic towers of Christenengraver's skill.
dom. With all that is inspiring, then, in gray-haired The picture also presents, in a very striking aspect, antiquity, America is richly furnished. the peculiar features of our Ohio scenery. Those
In this respect, if there be a difference, the west is swelling eminences which bound the alluvial borders better supplied than the east. The antiquities of nature of the river, in the “ down stream" distance, surmount- are common to both; but in regard to those of art they ed by small table plats, which afford choice sites for are unequal. As to civilized antiquity, it belongs propfarmers' houses or country seats, together with the lofti- ||erly to neither. A period of two hundred years breeds er but not precipitously abrupt elevations in the rear- no antiquity. If, then, we would search for antiquithese belong almost characteristically to this enchant-ties of art, we must travel back to periods anterior to ing valley. The huge branchless tree, which seems civilization—we must go to savage life. In the west to have endured the storms of more than half a thous. we have the Indian mound and the ruined fortificaand winters, would, by the practiced eye of a pioneer, ||tion—the latter of an antiquity too remote for any cerbe recognized as an old acquaintance, nourished nowhere tain date or origin. but in the rich bottom of the Ohio. With few excep- The pleasure of inspecting a beautiful picture, howtions, this is the first specimen of western rural and ever, does not all lie in the associations of the piece. river scenery which has been presented to the public True it is that historical or other associations greatly in either copper or steel engravings. If any ask why heighten that pleasure. We behold with very differit is so, it certainly is not because western scenery, of ent emotions, the portrait of a stranger, and that of a this description, has no charms, or presents no inviting deceased parent. In landscapes, a fine fancy-piece and features of beauty or of boldness to provoke the efforts the well sketched home-stead of our childhood unvisited of genius. True, there is less majesty in the scenery for years, would excite in us different kinds of admiraof the Ohio than there is in much of eastern scenery. tion. But aside from the power of association, nearly We have not the Palisades, or Highlands, or the lofty | all persons are pleased with pictures. It is in human neighboring Round Top of the Hudson; but if our nature to be thus pleased. He who gave us a taste scenery is more tame, it is also frequently more beauti- for music and poetry, gave us also a relish for the ful-more agreeable to the staid observer, if not to the productions of the pencil; and no matter what objects transient visitor, who travels far to inspect nature's rude-are skillfully represented, the art which shadows them ness, but frequently falls sick of her extravagance, and forth to the eye does of itself demand our delighted generally becomes willing to escape its exhibitions. homage. Indeed, so delicate a mechanical use of light
The difference between eastern and western scenery requiring an eye and a hand almost divine, ought to is not more marked than that between American and excite our admiration—not only of the genius of the European Ancient religious houses, and baronial j artist, but of that wisdom, and power, by which man is castles, and royal palaces, fruitful in rich historical ll so fearfully and wonderfully made.
BY L. L. HAMLINE.
arose, when their office was rudely abolished, and they READING,
were suddenly absolved. The manufacturers seized the wool to their own use, and by cheap cottons, su
perseded domestic linens. Thus the labor of the wheel In laughing youth she woos the treasured page,
and the loom suddenly changed hands. Then it was And locks up stores to cheer her withering age.
found that the revolution (as is always the case when Reading increases the amount of human happiness. governments change their policy) would proceed farIt renders life tolerable to some, and a continued enter-ther than was intended. The natural connection betainment to others. To enjoy it, three things are indis-tween weaving cloth, and cutting and sewing cloth, bepensable, viz., time, taste and books.
ing broken up, the tailor followed the manufacturer, and As to time, it is but a score of years since the ladies | at last the mantua-maker the tailor, leaving nothing for had scarcely any leisure. Their avocations were not the domestic needle, except the light affair of caps and very fatiguing, but kept them almost constantly em- collars, with now and then a job for charity, or a trifle ployed. Spinning and spooling, and quilling and wrought and furnished for the “Fair." weaving, to which I may addu, a good deal of tailoring Now comes a turn in the progress of my narrative. and mantua-making, made them very industrious and Under the influence of this domestic change, it will cheerful. Then there was no great difference between be found that the ladies have not so demeaned themhigh life and low, at least so far as employments were selves as to merit unmixed praise. Even if 'ey have concerned.
done well, they certainly might have done better. At Excepting good behavior, the family dignity depend- any rate (for to reform is more pleasant than to aced more than any thing else, on the quantity of wool cuse) there are openings and calls for their improveand flax manufactured, and on the texture of the clothsment. If they merit mitigated censure, yet for their when finished and put on. I can remember when the comfort let them remember that they are involved, as children in my father's family were in more danger of always happens, not so much by their own inclinations desecrating the Sabbath and provokiug reproof, by as by man's remissness. The charge against them is, peeping at a piece of fine cloth just out of the loom, and I reluctantly rehearse it, that they did not and do than from all other temptations.
not, with glowing ardor, consecrate the hours once deIn those days the man had more leisure than his voted to the distaff, to reading and study. Having at wife and daughters. His fatiguing toils necessarily length acquired some leisure, they seem to be lavish of procured him seasons of inactivity. Through the longit
. They let slip days and months, which, diligently winter evenings the farmer reposed in the old arm used for mental culture, would constitute them mentors chair, while the eldest son, book in hand, read enter in the circles of their homes, and prepare them to poltaining narratives to the mother and her daughters, ish the immortal jewelry which Heaven commits to mingling the bass of his bold, manly voice, with the them for keeping. This indictment does not suit all; varying treble of three or four spinning-wheels. yet, on the whole, it is too well founded.
In those times of sweet simplicity, it was not desired To remedy this great evil we need a second revolunor expected that females should know much; they tion, not such as was brought about when domestic were only required to love and labor much, and keep manufactures were abolished, but a revolution in w their families neat and prim and happy. Not that na- man's taste, or in her sources of enjoyment. ture or custom permitted them to labor in the field- Taste controls all our actions. Our pleasures arise for then there would have been some remission of their from its gratification; and if taste can be so formed as toil—but all their waking hours were given to home to draw us on to innocent indulgences, our pleasures cares, and no leisure was found, except for slight devo- will be guiltless, and will of course inflict no remorse, tions.
and confer no pain. Furthermore, if taste can be so Time breeds revolutions. It has wonderfully chang- formed as to draw us on to virtuous indulgences, our ed the domestic habits of females, making some of their pleasures will be not only innocent but holy, and inancient and honorable callings void and obsolete. For stead of remorse, will produce a reflex joy. This is many years I have been thrown, by circumstances, into the great secret of the pleasures of religion. And all sorts of society. In journeying, I have found en- this is the reason, too, that conversion must precede tertainment at all seasons of the year, amongst rich and prepare the way for those pleasures. To the unand poor, rude and gentle. I have fed and lodged in renewed soul, communion with God is no comfort “squatters?” cabins, and have spent long December or joy, because taste is not gratified. To the sanctievenings by the kitchen fires of thrifty farmers; yet, in fied, that communion is transporting, because it gratiall these turns and stoppings, years have passed since fies those new-born relishes which are infused into the I heard the soothing tones of a well bred spinning- soul by regeneration. And then, these pleasures, being wheel. For this I blame nobody. It has come, at all warranted by God, are innocent and leave no stingevents, without the let or hindrance of the ladies. If being enjoined by him, they are holy, and through the blame there be, it does not attach to them. They were medium of memory, reflect from the past peace and always patient of labor, and even proud of it. They satisfaction. cheerfully plied the shuttle, until the era of factories If we may compare small things with great, shad