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Ignis fatuus.
Who runneth not with Love, will always run astray,
And ignis fatuus like, to Heaven not find the way.


The noblest is the commonest. The nobler is a thing, the commoner it will be. The sun, the heavens, and God, what commoner than these three?


The philosophical Janus. Alternately I must, when at this world I

peep, Laugh with Democritus, with Heraclitus weep.

The old ones like the young ones.
Thou smilest at the child that cryeth for his toys,
Are they less toys, old man, which cause thy griefs and joys?


Sigh for God.
God is a mighty sea, unfathomed and unbound.
Oh in this blessed deep, may all my soul be drowned.


The shortest way to God.
To bring thee to thy God, Love takes the shortest route ;
The way which Knowledge leads, is but a roundabout.


It is here!
Why travel over seas to find what is so near?
Love is the only good; love and be blessed here.


God is no talker.
No one talks less than God, the all-creating Lord.
From all eternity he speaketh but one word.


Descent to Hell. Once, Christian, once like Christ, thou must to Hell descend. Wilt thou like victor Christ, again to Heaven ascend.


Neither without the other.
It must be done by both, God never without me,
I never without God, myself from Death can free.


Drive out the world! Drive out from thee the world, and then like God thou 'lt be, A heaven within thyself in calm eternity.


Spiritual Sun and Moon. Be Jesus thou my sun, and let me be thy moon, Then will my darkest night be changed to brightest noon.


The sweetest meeting.
Whene'er in Spirits Deep my soul with God is meeting,
It seems as if one Love his second love was greeting.


The Spiritual Mount.
I am a mount in God, and must myself ascend.
Shall God to speak to me, upon my top descend.


We need the solitude; and yet in every place
A man may be alone, if he's no commonplace.


Life in Death.
In God alone is Life, without God is but Death.
An endless Godless life were but a life in Death.

Like the doves, but like the serpents also.
That simpleness I prize, that seasoned is with wit.
A witless simpleness I value not a wbit.


Wisdom a child.
Ye ask how wisdom can thus play in children's guise ?
Why wisdom is a child, so 's every man that 's wise.


No Beauty without Love. All Beauty comes of Love, God's very

countenance, If lighted not with Love, could never yield a glance.


The Creature a Zero.
Creature preceding God, to nothing doth amount,
But place it after God, and 't will begin to count.


Faith without Love. Faith without Love aye makes the greatest roar and din: The cask sounds loudest then when there is nought within.


The second bliss in Heaven. The greatest bliss in Heaven, is next to God's blest sight, That into every heart we straight can see aright.


No law for Love. The Lover needs no law: he'd love God quite as well Were there no Heaven's reward, no punishment of Hell.


The valley and the rain.
Let but thy heart, O Man! become a valley low,
And God will rain on it till it will overflow.


Divine Music.
A quiet patient heart that meekly serves his Lord,
God's finger joys to touch ; it is his harpsichord.


Beware of the smoke ! The world is but a smoke. Therefore, if thou be wise, Keep off, or, sure, it will blind thy spirit's eyes.


Learn from the silkworm! O Shame! A silk worm works and spins till it can fly, And thou, my soul, wilt still on thine old earth-clod lie.


The drops in the Sea.
Drops mingling with the sea will all become the Sea:
So souls when blent with God, will themselves God then be.


Throw overboard, O soul, the world with all its goods,
Lest near the heavenly port thou perish in the flood.


God is a wondrous thing.
God is a wondrous thing: he wills whate'er he is
And is whate'er he wills — the same in whirling bliss.


How we can see God.
God dwelleth in a light far out of human ken.
Become thyself that light, and thou wilt see him then.


God's Work and Rest.
God never yet has worked, nor did he ever rest,
His rest is aye his work, his work is aye his rest.

82. The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom."-Ps., CXI., 10. With “ Fear” we must begin, then next to Knowledge tend; But only Love of God is Wisdom's perfect end.


Great gifts and small receivers.
Our great God always would the greatest gifts impart,
If but his greatest gifts found not so small a heart.


The workings of Love.
Love works the same as Death; it kills what kill it may,
But through the bursting heart the Spirit wings its way.


True Philanthropy.
I love, but love not Men. Ye ask, “What lovest then?”
It is Humanity alone I love in men.


Killing time.
Man, if the time on Earth should seem too long to thee,
Turn thee to God and live time-free eternally.


The Crown of the Blessed.
What is the blessed prize? What crowns the victory?
It is the lily white of pure Divinity.


Beginning and End.
Where can I my last end and first beginning find ?
There where God's heart and mine themselves together bind.


To the Reader.
Let, Reader, this suffice. But shouldst thou wish for more,
Then read in thine own heart a page of mystic lore.

Art. VI. — 1. Address of the Southern Delegates to their Constituents.

2. Address to the People of the Union on the subject of Slavery.

3. Letter to R. Pindell, Esq., on Emancipation: H. CLAY.

4. Lecture on the North and the South, by ELLWOOD FISHER.

We are almost amazed at the rapid sequence of events which have followed the demands for freedom for the enslaved. Never in the history of this nation has there been such a deep feeling of antagonism between its different interests. The clamor, which a few men comparatively unknown, except in this one connection, have raised, has attained a significance before which statesmen and politicians have been compelled to pause. Let it be then, as we are told, that the first beginnings for freedom could scarcely be “ferreted out by a vigilant police,” it is now useless to say that any other question has any political importance in comparison with that which has divided the nation so arbitrarily, by an imaginary " Mason and

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