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More about the comet. "Childe Harolde" writes to the Dispatch from Powhatan county: I am constrained to express surprise to see so little mention made of, and attention bestowed upon, that most magnificent phenomenon that has so suddenly made its appearance in the Northern heavens. It was noticed by us for the first time about half-past 11 yesterday evening. At that early hour it displayed but little of that brilliant appendage which a few hours later streamed far out, reaching far beyond the zenith, and holding the delighted looker-on perfectly entranced by its grandeur. I know of nothing so soothing to the feelings, and at the same time so well calculated to elevate the mind of man above terrestrial objects and sordid considerations, and gently, yet surely, drawing and fixing it on things above, as a contemplation of the glorious heavens. What can surpass in loveliness or sublimity a clear blue sky bedecked with countless myriads of shining orbs — some in great and pi