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kind of a woman he should choose for a | To somo I gave the bliss that knows no wife. “Indeed I cannot advise you," said sigh, the cynic: “if she is beautiful, she will And some condemned to equal misery. deceive you;

if sho is ill-favored, she will If conscious that we met, and but to sever, disgust you, if she is poor, she will ruin Now say lo whom you bado farewell for you; and if she is rich, she will domineer ever. over you. Indeed, my young friond, you

A RIDDLE. must be your own counsellor in this By Miss H. M. B., aged 13 years. matter."

I'm often seen within the street,

And many admirers I meet,
DECEMBER MUSINGS.
Cold sweeps the blast from hill and moor,

Many lovers haye I made,

Though I soon and often fade;
Through the rough hovels of the poor,
While swift the snowy drift is piled,

They seem in me to put their trust,

Though I'm as worthless as the dust; Like pigmy mountains, drear and wild. Now evening, with unusual haste,

Many youth for me have sigh'd,

And some have even for me died.
Spreads deeper shadows o'er the waste, Ye fair ones, tell me, if ye can,
And over every out-door form
Falls the white mantle of the storm;

Of what descent, and who I am.
Man loads in vain the hungry fire,

Slg. 1839.

CHARADE. In rain draws near the aged sire,

My first does equal value mean;
In vain around the cheerful ring

My second is a putrid state;
The giddy throng the button fing;
Or in the ample corner woo

My whole, it is a bird oft seen,

That cliatiers loud, with noisy prate. Caloric from the wide-mouthed flue; While o'er his mug of foaming ale

A PUZZLE. The veteran spins his oft-told tale

I am a word composed of nine letters. Of battles fought, of victories won, My 2, 1, 5 and 2 is the reverse of living. When he, a siripling, bore a gun. My 4, 5 and 6 is an animal. My 1, 2,1 Tired with the business of the day, and 9 is the place where man first sinned. The house-dog snores the hours away; My 8, 9, 7, 8 and 9 is a vegetable. While the good dame, with firm intent, My 9, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 is what there are Sits knitting out her evening stent, many or on the earth. My 7 and 6 is a Watching, with eyes that never tire, pronoun in English. My 6, 7, 2 and 1 is The apples squllering by the fire,

à curious phenomenon in the sea. My 2, And turning round for equal heat

5, 6 and 1 is a rich fruit. My 6 and 8 is The bowl all smoking at her feet.

the sign of the infinitive mode. My whole (To be continued.) is that of which no one should be destitute.

A.J. C. A MOTHER'S PRAYER. ANSWERS to the RIDDLE, Sc. in our last. Father of all, whose love has given

Answer to the Riddle, Acrostically. The boon that lifts my soul to heaven, Surely, thou art a welcome guest ; Teach me to guard with watchless care Perfumed, thou comest richly dress'd, The treasure thou hast sent me here ; Robed in a veil of beauteous hue, And while my purest feelings flow, Incensed by the sparkling dow; With warm affection's fullest glow, No other season in the year, Oh let thy strength pervade my heart, Gives pleasure as when Spring appears. And teach me all a mother's part.

Ash-b-m.

A. J. c. This cherished babe, which fills my arms, Answered, also, by W. H. B.Jr., Ln-g. And cheers me with its opening charms, Is thine in life, is thine in death:

Answer to the Enigma. A BOIL; hy Its carliest and its latest breath

A. J. C. and W. H. B. Jr. Came and must go at thy decree,

The Charade-FEATHER-BED. Its life is only lent to me: Then teach me with thy heavenly skill A SOLUTION to the ARITHMETICAL PROBTo wait obedient to thy will.

LEM in our last. And while I train its thoughts to rise Lot r=one number sought and tho From earth towards its native skies, other; and from the condition of the ques. Oh may my trembling heart preparo tion we have To yield it to thy heavenly care, When thy sad messenger shall come

zny 0 and by addition, To bear it to its safest home. But if thy mercy sparist it now

2.14*10 or To childhood's bloom, to manhood's glow,

1-10 5 Still let thy precepts be its gaide,

2 therefore y—5 the num. Still let thy law and love abido,

ber required.

TRIO. For none but those who own thy sway Can safely tread the narrow way.

ARITHMETICAL PROBLEMS.

1. A person being asked what hour in ENIGMA.

the day it was, answered, it is between 5 I was, but am not-ne'er shall be again ;) and 6, and both minute and hour hands Myriads possessed me, and possessed in are together; required the hour of the day? vain ;

2. À checae in one scalo weighed 76 To some I prov'd a friend, to some a foe; lbs., but in the other scale it weighed only Some I oralled, others I laid low;

56 lbs. ; what was its true weight :

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To some of the principal towns, with their distances from Boston.

IF NOTICE, that the distances inserted are from one established tavern to another. Ft. Boston to Nerd-Over the Ferry to Claremont. 12 Mount Vernon 3 port, oder Seekonk,

the Vineyard
. 9 Cornish

4 Francistowr. through Rehoboth!

Windsor
2

3 Miles.

91 Hartland.

5 Hillsborough

9

ditto Roxbury, Taft's : 6 Road to Taunton,

5 Washington

Lebanon Dedham

7 4 Somerset, Warren,

8 Lempster
3 Bristol, £- Newpori.
Dartinouih Coli.. 6 Claremont

10 Walpole

9 Dorchester

Windsor, Vt. Wrentham 6 Milton

140 Woodstock 7

.4 Allleborough 5 Canton

Barnard
4 Sharon
To Montreal and Royalton

.8 Rehoboth. 7 Taunton

17
Quebcc. Randolph.

10 Warren. 8 Dighton

Walpole village . 94 Brookfield 6 Bristol 4 Somerset

Rockingham 4
Ferry-House
2 Swansey

3
ditto

5 Williamstown
Portsmouth.
7 Warren

4 2 ditto

4 Barre Newport 5

Chester

4 Montpelier 6 Bristol Cavendish

8 Moretown
63 Over the Bridge Ludlow,

4 Waterbury
4 Bolton.

8
to Newport 13 Mount-holly
Shrewsbury

8 Richmond To Plymouth and

.5 Correctod for 1825.72 Clarendon

5 8|Williston. Rutland

10 4 Road to N.Bedford.

2 Burlington Dorchester

Pittsford

9 Dorchester Neponset Bridge 2

Brandon

8

210 Quincy Quincy

Leicester

6 Weymouth 5 Weymouth'..

10 Dartm'th Col. Scituate

3
6
Salisbury

lege, thro’Amherst

Middlebury Hanover 6 Abington

and Windsor.

12

Vergenncs Pembroke 5 East Bridgewater 5

Windsor (for the

5

Ferrisburg Duxbury 2 Bridgewater 3

route, sce route to Charlotte

6 Kingston 3 Middleboro 10

Montreal,goc.) 107 Sherburno

6 Plymouth 4 . 2

Hartland

5
New Bedford
14 Burlington.

Lebanon
37

Across the sand b'r:51

Hanover

6 Plymouth

The 6

52

gut between N.

and S. Hero 12 ditto

5
To Waipode, Keene, Ferry to N. Hero.1

125 Sandwich

7

Windsor, Vi., and Hervey's Ferry. 7 To Norrich and

Hunoter. Barnstable

Alburg

1 New London. Cambridge Port. 2 Savage's Point

4 Allleborough 2 Latitude 45th deg. . 3 Providence Cambridge. 2

8] Johnson Yarmouth

3 2 West Cambridge

13

5 Harwich Lexington. St. Johns

5 Scituate ditto 1

. 9 Orleans

Half-way house 5

6

ditto Lincoln. Eastham 1 Leprarie

9 Coventry. Concord ditto

Ferry to Moni..

9 Volentown.
Acton
Wellfeet

Trois Rivieres 9 Plainfield.
Littleton

Quebec
80 Newent.

7 Groton Truro

Norwich 8

492 Mohegan Provincetown

.9
Pepperell

New London 7
Townsend

5 To Montreal and
115 New Ipswich.

7
Quebec.

104 N. B. By the turn. Village

3 Medford

5 pike, eight miles Jeffrey 7 Woburn

5 Upper road to Exeshort.

5 Burlington

3 ter, Portland und To Martha's Vine Keene Marlborough 12 Billerica

6 Bangor.
2 Chelmsford

4 Medsord
yard.
Walpole

9Tyngsborough 5 Reading
Sandwich.
do. village 6 Dunstable

5 Audover

8 Falmouth 10 Bellows Falls. 4 Nashua.

4 Haverhill

9 Falmouthtown 8 Charlestown

Merrimac

5 Piastow. Wood's Hole 4

Amherst

6 Kingston.

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39 Natick

3 Bath

Stratham
3
12 Dixmont

5 Mansfield Portsmouth. 7 N. Gloucester .6 Newburg

8 Coventry Kittery. 7

5 Hampden. 8 Bolton York. 8 Minot 5 Bangor

6 Manchester Wells 13 7

E. Hartford Kennebunk. .7 Turner

70 Hartford.
Saco.
3

5
8 Livermore
6 Old Road to Wor.

96 Scarborough 2

3

cester. 3 Jay

To Nein Hapen. 4 Cambridge

3
Hartford

96 Portland 4 Wilton 6 Watertown.

4 Farmington 10 Waltham

Weathersfield

3
113 N. Sharon
3 Weston

Worthington.

Meriden Falmouth 6 Mercer

4 Sudbury N. Yarmouth. 5 Starks 5 Marlboro'

10 Wallingford 4 Norridgewock. 7 Northboro'

North Haven

9

New Haven Freeport 6 Anson 13

1 Brunswick 6 Corratwick Falls 9 Shrewsbury 4

132 Topshamn 2

2 Bowdoinham

130 Worcester.

Albany orer Litchfield

Worcester Turn. Gardiner. From Portland to

45

pike. Hallowell

Eastport. Augusta 3 To Falmouth

Post Road to Hart- Brighton

5 Vassalboro' 6 N. Yarmouth. 6

ford and N York. Newton
6 Freeport :

6
Worcester, over the Needham

turnpike
Harlem.
7 Brunswick

9

South Leicester 7 Frainingham
Fairfax

8
Charlton

3 Southbcrough
4 Woolwich.

Westborough Unity 10 Wiscasset

6 Kingsville.

Sturbridge

Worcester,
6 Sheepscot

5
Holland

6
Dixmouth
6 Nobleboro
7

39 Stafford.

9 1 Waldoboro 10

do. Springs 2 Newburgh

Leicester
Warren

8
Tolland.

7 Spencer
Hampden
9 Thomaston

6
Vernon

Brookfield
Bangor
6 Camden
12

Ware village
2 Lincolnville 7
Manchester.

Ware.
Northport

8
Hartford

7

Belchertown 3

Amherst

.6 To Portland, thro' Prospect . Portsmouth. Bucksport.

12

Middletown 14 Northampton

.3 Orland

3 Lynn 9

New Haven 29
Salem
Surrey

14
6
16 Milford

Chesterfield

. 9 Ellsworth Beverly

6 Stratford

5 Worthington. Trenton

Peru Wenham

6 Bridgeport Sullivan

5 Ipswich

Fairfield

Hinsdale
Goldsboro'
6

Dalton
Rowley

Greenfarms
Steuben
Newburyport

Pittsfield
8 Norwalk
Cherryfield
Salisbury

Middlesex

Hancock
Harrington

3 Hampton Falls

Stamford

Lebanon Springs Columbia Greenland 10 8 Greenwich.

Brainard's Bridge. 9 5

5

Nassau village
Portsmouth
5

Rye
192 East Chester

10

Schodack
Jonesboro'.
62
8

6 West Farms

4 Albany . W. Machias Kittery. 4 8 Harlem Bridge.

5 Machias 4 New York (Round by Dover,

161

8 18

From Albany to coming in at Wells, Whiting.

Lubec 12 miles further.)

221 Saratoga Springs, 38

3 York Eastport.

miles. Albany to 5 Perry

Road to

Niagara Falls, 316 Robinson 6

iniles.
Wells
11

Hartford and N.
Calais
Kennebunk,

12
4

Haren.

Rouut to Petershan. Biddeford 9

Roxbury, Taft's 6 Shrewsbury 40 Saco

3 Scarborough 9

ditto

3 Portland. 6 From_Hallowell to Medfield

6 Holden
Bangor. Medway.

3 Rutland
115 Augusta
2 Bellingham 6

ditto
Vassalboro .6 Mendon

6 Oakham

5 From Portland to Stage Tavern. 5 Uxbridge

5 Barre Norridgeroock and Outlet

4 Douglas

6 ditto Corratrick Falls. Chi.

6 Thompson

7 Petersham Westbrook 3 Albion 5 ditto

3

ditto Falmouth 9 Unity 9 Pomfret

ditto

234 Belfast

99 Hadley.

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STATES.

Maine.
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Vermont
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland.
District of Columbia
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Kentucky
Tennessee
Ohio
Indiana
Mississippi
Illinois
Louisiana.
Missouri
Alabama
Michigan
Arkansas
Florida

1790. 1800. 1810, 1820. 1830.

Slaves in

1830, 96,540 151,719 223,705 299,335 399,955 141.899 183,762 214,360 214,161 262,323 378,717 423.245 472,010,523 287 610,408

69.110 69,122 77,031 83,059 97,199 239, 141 251.002 262,042 275,20 297,675

23 85,416

154.4651 216,713 235,764 290,652 340.120 556.766 959.019 1,372.812 1.919,603

16 184,139 211 949 24:,555 277,575 320,223

2,246 431,373 602.36.5 810,091 1,049,458 1 343.233 356

59.096 61.273 72.6741 72.749 76,743 3,305 319,728 311,543 380,546 407,350 4.17.(10 102,978

14.093 24,022 33.039 39.63 6,050 748,309 880,200 974,622 1.065 379 1.211,405 169.724 393,751 478.103 555,500 639,8294 737.987 246 462 219.073 345,591 415,115 502,741 581,185 315,665 82,549 162 101 252,433 340,987 516,823 217,470 73.077 220,5555 406,514 564,317 687.917 165.350 35,791 105,602 231,727 422,313 691.904 142,382 45.365 230,760 581,431

937.903 4,375 24,520 147,178 343,031 8,350 40,352 75,448 136.621 65,659

12,298 55,214 157.445 746 76,556 153,407 215,739 109,631 20,845 66,586 140.455 24.990

127,901 309,527 117,294 4,762 8,896

31.639

27 14,273 30.328 4,578

34 730 15.510 3.929,827 5,305,925 7.250,314 9,6:33,131 12,-66.02082 011) 436

Total

New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburg
Baltimore
Washington
Lexington, Ky.
Cincinnati

POPULATION OF CITIES IN 1830. 213,470 | Richmond . 16.085 | Hartford 161,412 | Norfolk.

9,816 New Haven 17,365 | Charleston

30,299 | Albany . 80,519 Savannah

7,473 | Boston
18,823 St. Louis

5,852 Rochester, N. Y.
6,073 | New Orleans 48,467 Portland.
26,613 Providence 17,832 Lowell. (1837.)

9,617 10.663 24,216 61.392 14.870 12,601 18,010

POPULATION AND EXTENT OF THE GLOBE.

English square miles.
Europe

3,134.652.
Asia

17,233,881 Africa

10 787.163. America.

14.755.006 Oceanica

3,347,840,
Total, per Weimar Almanac, 1833, 49.263.442.

ESTIMATE ACCORDING TO RELIGION.
Pagan Nations
Mohammedan Nations
Christian Nations

Population.

221,906,000 461,196,400 . 107.615.000 42,164,400 2 695,200

835,577,000

161 0

3 0 338

. 657,000.000

140.000.000 200.000.000

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS.
The following is an estimate of the numbers of each religious denomination in the
United States.
Baptists
. 4,300,000 | Christiana

300,000
Methodists
3,000,000 Friends.

220,000 Presbyterians . 2,275,000 1 Unitarians

. 220,000 Congregationalists 1,400,000 Mormonites

12.000 Roman Catholics 800,000 Dunkers

30,000 Episcopalians. 600,000 Mongonians

5,000 Universalists 600,000 Shakers

6,000 Lutherans 549.000 Swedenborgians .

4,000 Dutch Reformed

459,000

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