tic remarks: Just like Peter, aye, mair forrit than wise, ganging swaggering about wia a sword at his side; ana a puir hand he made of it when he came to the trial; for he only cut off a chiel's lug, ana he ought to haa split down his head.
On another occasion, he is said to have opened on a wellknown text in this fashion: I can do all things; ay, can yo Paul?
I'll bet ye a dollar oa that (placing a dollar on the desk). But stop!
let's see what else Paul says: I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me; ay, sae can I, Paul.
I draw my bet, and he returned the dollar to his pocket.
They prayed a joke sometimes, those Scotch-Irish clergymen.
One pastor, dining with a new settler, who had no table, and served up his dinner in a basket, implored Heaven to bless the man in his basket, and in his store; which Heaven did, for the man afterwards grew rich.
What is the difference, asked a youth, between the Congregationalists and Presbyterians?
The difference is, replie
The first mention of Mr. Brisbane and Fourierism in the Tribune, appeared October 21st, 1841.
It was merely a notice of one of Mr. Brisbane's lectures:
Mr. A. Brisbane delivered a lecture at the Stuyvesant Institute last evening upon the Genius of Christianity considered in its bearing on the Social Institutions and Terrestrial Destiny of the Human Race.
He contended that the mission of Christianity upon earth has hitherto been imperfectly understood, and that the doctrines of Christ, carried into practical effect, would free the world of Want, Misery, Temptation and Crime.
This, Mr. B. believes, will be effected by a system of Association, or the binding up of individual and family interests in Social and Industrial Communities, wherein all faculties may be developed, all energies usefully employed, all legitimate desires satisfied, and idleness, want, temptation and crime be annihilated.
In such Associations, individual property will be maintained, the family be held
But the walls were almost covered with paintings; the mantelpieces were densely peopled with statuettes, busts, and medallions; in a corner on a pedestal stood a beautiful copy of (I believe) Powers' Proserpine in marble; and various other works of art were disposed about the floor or leaned against the walls.
Of the quality of the pictures I could not, in that light, form an opinion.
The subjects of more than half of them were religious, such as, the Virgin rapt; Peter, lovest thou me?
Christ crowned with thorns; Mary, Joseph, and Child; Virgin and Child; a woman praying before an image in a cathedral; Mary praying; Hermit and Skull; and others.
There were some books upon the table, among them a few annuals containing contributions by Horace Greeley, volumes of Burns, Byron, and Hawthorne, Downing's Rural Essays, West's complete Analysis of the Holy Bible, and Ballou's Voice of Universalism.
I waited an hour.
There came a double and decided ring at the bell.
No one answer