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Moral epidemics. A library of very respectable size might be made up of historic and illustrations of the moral epidemics which, from time to time, have visited mankind. The remark of that expired to the reputation of a philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, that "there is a crack everything human," may have been suggested by his own consciousness; but finds nevertheless in the general experiences of our race. The shallowness of the understanding the corruption of the heart, and the privacyidual son of the Pilgrims is, in his own conceit, equal to any and all these personages combined, we are prepared to make all reasonable allowances for that union of moral unsoundness with intellectual power which demonstrates the proposition of Emerson, that "there is a crack in everything human," But the instances of hallucination in the great men to whom we have referred, were only of occasional occurrence, grow out of the excitement of great enterprises, and did not exercise any permanent a
ew England to believe neither in God nor man, there still remains considerable disposition to patronise those books of Revelation known as the Old Testament. There is a traditional reverence for the Old Dispensation, handed down from the founders of New England, which still lingers in the bosom of the present generation. But for the heretical views of Slavery expressed in the book, it would now be second to no other work in popular estimation, except the philosophical productions of Ralph Waldo Emerson, which, being devoid of all mystery, and comprehensible by every understanding, must always have precedence of the Pentateuch and the Prophets. With all its drawbacks, however, the Old Testament is still the textbook of New England theology, and the sole source which the religion of that land claims as its fountain head. The New Testament is a book never much in vogue with Puritans or Pharisees. It has in it too much mercy, forbearance and charity. It is intolerant to nothing but
Bequest, --Miss Sager, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, has lately departed this life, and left the congregation of which she was a member a fine personage, together with another property valued at $20,000. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, in a recent lecture, that American talent is superior to English. He added: American genius finds its comprehensiveness in the negro soldier, who dies in the trenches with his musket in one hand and his spelling-book in the other. The extensive suspender mills of the Nashawannuck Manufacturing Company, in Easthampton, Massachusetts, were shut down on Wednesday, the company having over four hundred thousand dollars worth of goods on hand for which there is no demand. Joseph Jefferson took a benefit on the 24th of November, at the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, Australia. He has been a great favorite in Australia for about three years. A local court in the District of Columbia has decided that a husband must p
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