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under excruciating torments. Sometimes the At last, the day appointed for her sailing | all who beheld her that it was the Noah's demons attacked one part of the country, and arrived. Never had such a solemn day been Dove. sometimes another; and the object of the seen in Salem; and, moreover, it happened to By this time twilight was much faded, but learned and Reverend Doctor's book, is to au be a Friday; for the captain was not such a it began to be observed that the ship brightenthenticate the very tragical instances in which godly man as the mariners of Salem generally ed, as if some supernatural light shone upon they infested the houses and afflicted the per were in those days. A great multitude crowd. her, and upon her alone. This wonderful cirsons of the inhabitants. - Flashy people," ed the wharves, to see their relations embark, cumstance was not long matter of doubt, or says he, may burlesque these things, but-all were sorrowful, and many in tears. At question, for, when the stars appeared, she when hundreds of the most sober people in a l last, the ship hoisted the signal for sailing, was seen as distinctly as if she had been there country, where they have as much mother-wit and, wonderful to tell, at the same time that in the blaze of noon-day, and a panic of dread certainly as the rest of mankind, know them the flag was unfurled, a black bird, much like and terror fell upon the whole multitude. to be true,-nothing but the absurd and fro. a raven, alighted on the hand of the town The Rev. Zebedee Stebbin, who was then ward spirit of sadducism can question them. I clock, and by its weight pushed it forward, in the crowd, an acute man, and one who fearhave not mentioned so much as one thing, that some said full ten minutes. Every one who ed the Lord, know that the apparent ship was will not be justified, if it be required, by the witnessed this sight, was struck with horror, a device of the prestigious spirits, and that it oaths of more consistent persons than any that and some laid hands upon their relations, to behoved all present to pray for protection can ridicule these odd phenomena.” And cer prevent them from enbarking. But those who against them; he therefore mounted upon a tainly few facts, if we may judge by the evi. had engaged to go with the fated vessel, were large stone, and called on the spectators to join dence, have been better established than the wilful, and would not be controlled.

him in the 40th Psalm, which he himself began, existence of witchcraft, and the wars of prodi. During these struggles, the two unknown repeating the line aloud, and then singing. gious spirits in the provinces of New England, strangers came also lo einbark, and she that the shores echoed with the solemn melody, during the time of Dr. Mather. We have ac. was the bride was in tears, weeping bitterly. and the rising wind wafted it along the incounts of trials conducted with all the forms However, they stepped on board, and a sudden creasing waves. and implements of jurisprudence, in which gust of wind at that moment, (the ship being Whilst the worship was going on, the sound many persons were convicted of holding com cast loose from her moorings,) made her yaw of sudden cries and lamentations, as of persons munication with deinons; and we have, what off, and she was almost instantly at sca. The in jeopardy, was heard in the air; the ship at is still more remarkable, voluntary confessions crowd, however, remained anxiously watching the same time came straight on into the harof parties, acknowledging themselves in league her progress, until she was out of sight. They bour, and being illuminated as described, was with the devil. So far, therefore, as the re then returned to their respective homes; and seen rigged out in every part exactly like the cords and archives of courts of law can verify the whole conversation of Salem for that even. Noah's Dove. Many of the spectators saw the truth of any investigation, we must believe ing, was saddened with presentiments and their friends on board, and would have shouted Chat many of the things which Dr. Mather has forebodings concerning the Noah's Dove. to them with joy, but there was something disset forth, are not only true as historical events, In the course of the night, the breeze fresh. mal and strange in their appearance, which but also naturally incident, however rarely, to ened into a gale, which before the morning awed them to remain silent. The stranger the condition and fortunes of men. It is not was heightened to a tempest. The sea raged young man and his bride were seen tenderly for us, however, to argue this matter, but with tremendous fury, and the wrack of clouds embracing each other, but no noise or voice many of the Doctor's stories are really strik thal careered in the heavens, was scarcely less was heard on board. At that moment the ing, reviewing them merely as connexions of tumultuous than the waves of the angry ocean masts and rigging fell into the sea as if they fancy, and some of the phenomena which he below. All the inhabitants of Salem were had been struck down with lightning, and sig. describes, and boasts of having witnesses to persuaded that the hurricane had something nals of distress were displayed, but still no confirm, have in different ages been seen in io do with the mysterious passengers in the sound was heard. similar forms, and in countrics far remote Noah's Dove. Many were instinctively con. The multitude suspended their breathing, from New England. The prodigy of the Cross vinced, that the ship had perished, and re convinced that the vision before them was the which Constantine and his arıny beheld in the signed themselves to grief. For three days unsubstantial creation of the prestigious spiair, is of this description; and the apocalypse and three nights, the wrath of the storm was rits. This belief entered all their minds sivouchsafed to Godfrey, in the Crusade, is of uninitigated. On the contrary, it seemed to multaneously, and in the same moment the the same character. "Dr. Mather describes increase; for although it was then midsum mighty spectre vanished. noises and hurtlings heard in the air, a short mer, dreadful showers of hail, mingled with

The Noah's Dove was never heard of, and time prior to the Indian war of 1675, accompa- fire, and thunder, louder than had ever been it was believed that in that hour, riven by the nied with the beating of drums, as in a battle. heard before, pealed continually. No inan lightning and the tempest, she had foundered. But without entering into any particular dis- could doubt the fate of the Noal's Dove. In " Count me not," says the Rev. Dr. Mather, quisition concerning these omens and augu: deed, it was the persuasion of all, that every at the conclusion of his narration, "strack ries, we shall here present a version of his vessel which was so unfortunate as to be with. with the Livian superstition, in reporting prostory of the naval apparition, only premising in the sweep and phrenzy of the winds and digies for which I have such incontestable that it contains several particulars which the waves, could not survive the vehemence of proofs.”'

NANTUCKET. Doctor has not 'noticed, but which, we are per. their distraction. suaded, are not less true than those he has re The sun, on the morning of the fourth day, lated. burst through the clouds in great splendour

LADY BYRON'S LETTER TO MR. A ship called “ Noah's Dove," was preparing the winds almost instantly became calm-the

MOORE. to sail from the port of Salem for “Old Eng. hail ceased—the thunder was mute-and the “I have disregarded various publications in land,” when a young man accompanied by his billows, froin raging surges, rolled themselves which facts within my own knowledge have bride, came and engaged berths for himself into a noiseless swell. A change so abrupt, been grossly misrepresented; but I am called and her, as passengers. No one in Salem was convinced the pious citizens of Salem that the upon to notice some of the erroneous statein the slightest degree acquainted with this doom of the vessel was sealed; and although it ments proceeding from one who claims to be handsome couple, nor did they themselves was in vain to expect that the sea would pre considered as Lord Byron's confidential and seek any acquaintance in the town; but until sent them with any sight of her wreck, or of authorized friend. Domestic details ought not the vessel was ready, lived in the most se that of other vessels, they hastened in great to be intruded on the public attention; if, cluded state. Their conduct was perfect!y numbers down to the shore, where they stood however, they are so intruded, the persons blameless, and their appearance was highly until sunsct, gazing and wondering, with anxi. affected by them have a right to refute injurespectable; but the sharp-sighted people ofety and sorrow.

rious charges. Mr. Moore has promulgated Salem knew the prestigious appearances of the Just as the sun disappeared, a sound of ex his own impressions of private events in which demons which afflicte the country, and they clamation and hurry, accompanied by a bust- I was most nearly concerned, as if he possessdiscerned something about them which could ling movement, arose from a group of persons ed a competent knowledge of the subject. not be deemed otherwise than mysterious. who were standing on the top of a rock, con Having survived Lord Byron, I feel increased

Many persons intending to revisit their siderably clevated above the crowd, and some reluctance to advert to any circumstances con. friends in the old country, took passages also cried that a vessel was in sight. The whole nected with the period of my marriage; nor is in the Noah's Dove; but the friends of some multitude, on hearing this, were thrown into it now my intention to disclose thein, further of them thought they were rash in doing so, commotion, and fluctuated to and fro, eager to than may be indispensably requisite for the and that it would be as well to learn some catch a glimpse of this unexpected phenome- end I have in view. Self-vindication is not thing of their two questionable fellow-passen. It was, however, long before she came the motive which actuates me to make this gers, before hazarding themselves at sea with distinctly in sight, for any wind which was appeal, and the spirit of accusation is unmin. persons so unknown and singular. These ad. then blowing was off the shore, and against gled with it; but when the conduct of my pamonitions gave occasion to much talk in Sa. the vessel; insomuch, that an old grey-headed rents is brought forward in a disgraceful light, lem; but instead of having the effect intendsailor among the spectators, declared that it by the passage selected from Lord Byron's ed, a fatal obstinacy became prevalent, and was impossible she could work into the har. Letters, and by the remarks of his biographer, prevented cvery one who proposed to sail with bour that night. But, to their astonishment, ! feel bound to justify their characters froni the vessel, from paying the slightest attention she still came forward, with her yards squared | imputations which I know to be false. to them. This strange infatuation only served and her sails full, notwithstanding she was The passages from Lord Byron's Letters to to deepen the interest which the town took in steering in the wind's eye; before her hull which I refer, are the aspersion on my mothe departure of the ship.

could be properly seen, it was the opinion of | ther's character, p. 648, 1. 4:- My child is

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very well, and flourishing, I hear; but I must changed by persuasion and interference when tertained, I would not, either professionally or see also. I feel no disposition to resign it to I was under the roof of my parents. These as otherwise, take any part towards effecting it. the contagion of its grandmother's society.' sertions and inferences are wholly destitute of Believe me, very faithfully yours, The assertion of her dishonourable conduct in foundation. When I arrived at Kirkby Mallo

Steph. LUSHINGTON. employing a spy, p. 645, 1. 7, &c. "A Mrs. C. ry, my parents were unacquainted with the Great George street, Jan. 31, 1830.". (now a kind of house-keeper and spy of Lady existence of any causes likely to destroy my Ni's) who, in her better days was a washer prospects of happiness; and when I communi. I have only to observe, that if the statewoman, is supposed to be-by the learned cated to them the opinion which had been ments on which my legal advisers (the late Sir very much the occolt cause of our domestic formed concerning Lord Byron's state of mind, Samuel Romilly and Dr. Lushington,) formod discrepancies.' The seeming exculpation of they were most anxious to promote his restora. their opinions, were false, the responsibility imyself, in the extract, p. 646, with the words tion by every means in their power. They as. and the odium should rest with me only. I immediately following it her nearest relasured those relations who were with him in trust that the facts which I have here briefly tives are a where the blank clearly im. London, that “they would devote their whole recapitulated will absolve my father and mother plies something too offensive for publication. care and attention to the alleviation of his from all accusations with regard to the part These passages tend to throw suspicion on my malady," and hoped to make the best arrange- | they took in the separation between Lord parents, and give reason to ascribe the separa ments for his comfort, if he could be induced to Byron and myself. They neither originated, tion either to their direct agency, or that of offi- visit them. With these intentions my mother instigated, nor advised ihat separation ; and cious spies' employed by them.-From the fol. wrote on the 17th to Lord Byron, inviting him to they cannot be condemned for having afforded lowing part of the narrative, p. 642, it must also Kirkby Mallory. She had always treated him to their daughter the assistance and protection be inferred that an undue influence was exer with an affectionale consideration and indul- which she claimed.—There is no other near cised by them for the accomplishment of this gence, which extended to every little peculiar- relative to vindicate their memory from insult. purpose. 'It was in a few weeks after the ity of his feelings. Never did an irritating I am therefore compelled to break the silence latter communication between us (Lord Byron word escape her lips in her whole intercourse which I liad hoped always to observe, and to and Mr. Moore) that Lady Byron adopted the with him." The accounts given me after I left solicit from the readers of Lord Byron's Life determination of parting from him. She had Lord Byron by the persons in constant inter an impartial consideration of the testimony exJest London at the latter end of January, on a course with him, added to those doubts which torted from me.

A. J. NOEL BYRON. visit to her father's house, in Leicestershire, had before transiently occurred to my mind, Hanger Hill, Feb. 19, 1830. and Lord Byron was in a short time to follow as to the reality of the alleged disease, and the her. They had parted in the utmost kindness reports of his medical attendant, were far from

Jaríttírs. -she wrote him a lelter full of playfulness establishing the existence of any thing like and affection, on the road; and immediately lunacy. on her arrival at Kirkby Mallory, her father Under this uncertainty, I deemed it right An Incident which happened to the Rev. Auwrote to acquaint Lord Byron that she would to communicate to iny parents, that if I were thor, in Paris. Perhaps a more lively idea return to him no more,' In iny- observations to consider Lord Byron's past conduct as may be conceived of ihe manner in which upon this statement, I shall

, as far as possible, that of a person of sound mind, nothing could Sunday is observed, or rather disregarded, in avoid touching on any matters relating per: induce me to return to him. It therefore ap this gay city, by the following incidents, in sonally to Lord Byron and myself. The facts peared expedient both to them and myself io which I was undesignedly implicated, than by are : I left London for Kirkbý Mallory, the re consult the ablest advisers. For that object, any general remarks. By a mistake, which sidence of my father and mother, on the 15th and also to obtain still further information re might naturally enough occur to one journey. of January, 1816. Lord Byron had signified specting the appearances which seemed to in- ing from place to place, and having his mind to me in writing, (January 6th) his absolute dicate mental derangement, my mother deter- occupied by a variety of objects, I had lost a desire that I should leave London on the ear. mined to go to London. She was empowered day in my reckoning, and Sunday came, when liest day that I could conveniently fix. It was by me to take legal opinions on a written state. I supposed it to be Saturday. Having some not safe for me to undertake the fatigue of a ment of mine, though I had then reasons for re business to transact, I breakfasted as usual at journey sooner than the 15th. Previously to serving a part of the case from the knowledge a cafe, and repaired to the booksellers, all of my departure, it had been strongly impressed even of my father and mother. Being convinced whose shops I found open. The streets and on my mind, that Lord Byron was under the by the result of those inquiries, and by the tenour quays were thronged as at other times; the influence of insanity. This opinion was de of Lord Byron's proceedings, that the notion of stores were all open; the inarket-places were rived in a great measure from the communi- insanity was an illusion, I no longer hesitated crowded with buyers and sellers; and in no cations made to me by his nearest relatives to authorize such measures as were necessary, quarter did there appear the least cessation and personal attendant, who had more oppor in order to secure me from being ever again of business, to remind one of the day of rest. tunities than myself of observing him during placed in his power. Conformably with this After being engaged till dinner time, I went the latter part of my stay in town. It was resolution, my father wrote to him on the 2d out in search of refreshment. The sound of even represented to me that he was in danger of February, to propose an amicable separation. labour was dying away—the tradesmen wero of destroying himself. With the concurrence Lord Byron at first rejected this proposal; but closing their shops—the bells of Notre Dame of his family, I had consulted Dr. Baillie as a when it was distinctly notified to him, that if were pealing forth, and large groups of wellfriend, (January 8th) respecting this supposed he persisted in his refusal, recourse must be Cressed citizens were collecting in the gardens malady. On acquainting him with the case, had to legal measures, he agreed to sign a and Boulevards. Presuming that it inight be and with Lord Byron's desire that I should deed of separation. Upon applying to Dr. the day of some festival in the Roinish calenleave London, Dr. Baillie thought that my ab. Lushington, who was intimately acquainted der, I made inquiry, and was answered that it sence might be advisable as an experiment, as with all the circumstances, to state in writing was Sunday.

Whacton's Travels. suming the fact of mental derangement; for what he recollected upon this subject, I reDr. Baillie, not having had access to Lord ceived from him the following letter, by which About a century ago, one Captain Walton, Byron, could not pronounce a positive opinion it will be manifest that my mother cannot have of the British navy, having been detached on that point. He enjoined that in corres been actuated by any hostile or ungenerous from the main fleet, on a particular service, pondence with Lord Byron, I should avoid all motive towards Lord Byron:

announced his success to the admiral in these but light and soothing topics. Under these “My dear Lady Byron,-I can rely upon laconic terns: “Sir, we have taken and deimpressions, I left London, deterntined to fol. the accuracy of my memory for the following stroyed all the Spanish ships and vessels, low the advice given by Dr. Baillie. What statement: I was originally consulted by Lady which were upon the coast, as per margin." ever might have been the nature of Lord By. Noel on your behalf, whilst you were in the ron's conduct towards me from the time of country; the circumstances detailed by her The following letter from Samuel Boyse, a my marriage, yet, supposing him to be in a were such as justified a separation, but they poor poet of the 18th century, to the editor of state of mental alienation, it was not for me, were not of that aggravated description as to the Gentleman's Magazine, may let some into nor for any person of common humanity, to render such a measure indispensable. On the secret of mere literary pleasures, indepenmanifest, at that moment, a sense of injury. | Lady Noel's representation, 1 deemed a recon dent of pecuniary aid. On the day of my departure, and again on my

ciliation with Lord Byron practicable, and felt Sir,--I wrote you yesterday an account of arrival at Kirkby, January 16th, I wrote to most sincerely a wish to aid in effecting it. my unhappy case. I am every moment threatLord Byron in a kind and cheerful tone, ac

There was not on Lady Noel's part any exag: ened to be turned out bere, because I have not cording to those medical directions.

geration of the facts; nor, so far as I could money to pay for my bed two nights past, The last letter was circulated, and omployed perceive, any determination to prevent a re which is usually paid beforehand; and I am as a pretext for the charge of my having been

iurn to Lord Byron; certainly none was ex loth to go into the counter, till I can sec if my subsequently influenced to "desert" t my bus. | pressed when I spoke of a reconciliation. affair can possibly be made up. I hope there. band.' It has been argued, that I parted from When you came to town in about a fortnight, fore you will bave the humanity to send me Lord Byron in perfect harmony;--that feelings or perhaps more, after my first interview with half a guinea for support, till I can finish your incompatible with any deep sense of injury had | Lady Noel, I was for the first time informed by papers in my hands. The Ode on the British dictated the letter which I addressed to him: you of facts utterly unknown, as I have no Nation, I hope to have done to-day, and want and that my sentiments must have been doubt, to Sir Ralph and Lady Noel. On re a proof copy of that part of Stowe you design

ceiving this additional information my opinion for the present Magazine, that it may be im"The officious spies of his privacy." p 650. was entirely changed: I declared my opinion, proved as far as possible from your assistance. * The deserled husband."--.p.631.

and added, that if such an idea should be cu: Your papers are but ill transcribed. I agree

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with you as to St. Augustine's case. I hum. ed with portraits of the Chiefs who have visit lost patience, and said aloud,“ I tell thee, man bly intreat your answer, having not tasted any ed the capital as deputies from their several either to speak sense or come down."-To thing since Tuesday evening I came here; and tribes, and who are complimented by having which reasonable request, as might be thought, my coat will be taken off iny back for the their likenesses painted at the public expense. the preacher stoutly replied, “And I tell thee, charge of the bed, so that I must go into pri- This array is very imposing, and the portraits I will neither speak sense nor come son naked, which is too shocking for me lo highly interesting. There are also preserved down."-Sir W. Scott's History of Scotland. think of. I am, with sincere regard, sir, your here, presents from the Indians, specimens of unfortunate humble servant, S. Boyse. their ingenuity, implements, dresses, and a Crown Coffee House, Grocer's Mlley, variety of aboriginal curiosities.

Conversion of a Jerd.—A spectacle of rare Poultry, July 21, 1742. In the treaty room I was shown a cabinet

was lately witnessed here- the containing all the treaties to which the United baptism of a converted Jew. The ceremony Method of obtaining Skeletons of small States is a party. Each is elegantly written

took place in the Gaelic church, in the preFishes.-Some time since I was employed in upon parchineni, in the form of a folio book, sence of a crowded congregation.- Inverness

Courier. making observations on the produce of some the cover of velvet, variously ornamented with of the ponds in the neighbourhood of London; gold, silver, or silk embroidery. Appended to and I discovered that the tadpole was a very each volume is a heavy cord of silk and gold, London is the only city in Europe conserviceable animal in anatomizing the very or silver, terminating in two large tassels of taining more than one million of inhabitants. small fishes, as well as some of the larger the same, to which is fastened the seal of the According to the census in 1826, it had 181,400 sorts, generally found in such places; the foreign nation, impressed upon wax, and en houses, and 1,350,000 souls. tadpole acting in the same manner as the closed in a silver box, on the lid of which the ant. I have tried the experiment several arms of the party is embossed. The English times, and on various sorts of fishes, and was treaties are bound in crimson, ornamented

Temperance Societies.-- The progress makalways successful, particularly with that very with gold crowns; the American in purple, ing in America in the formation and influence little one called by children Stickleback : even worked with silk. I examined with interest

of these societies will hardly be credited in in these the skeleton'was at all times perfect. the autographs of nearly all the sovereigns this country. In the different states, in JanuMy method is this: I suspend the fish by now in power, and of those from whom the ary, 1830, there were 1015 societies.--'The threads attached to the head and tail, in a ho sceptre has in one way or another departed.

number of members in them is believed to bo - rizontal position, in a jar of water such as is In a third room were exhibited, amongst

not less than 100,000. Nearly all of them are found in the pond, and change it often till the other sights, a number of presents conferred

formod on the principle of entire ubstinence.tadpoles have finished their work, which if two by foreign potentates upon American citizens,

Scotsman. or ihree tadpoles are allowed to work on so and which they deposited here to avoid the small a fish as the species just mentioned, disfranchiseinent denounced by the Constitu. Apology for the Londoners.- Why a man they will complete in twenty-four hours. I tion. A gold snuff-box, adorned with dia should be despised because he has passed the always select the smallest sort of tadpoles, as monds, presented by the late Emperor of Rus- | principal part of his life in a great capital, the they can insinuate themselves between the sia to your townsman Mr. Harris, is valued at seat of government, the centre of civilization, smallest bones, without destroying their arti. $15,000.- In the collection were some splen- the abode or resort of every thing curious, culation.-T. Bluett. did medals, swords, guns, &c.

beautiful and great, we do not precisely un1 cannot avoid contrasting the meanness of derstand; nevertheless, it is a legitimate cause Lightning Rods.-It is most curious to find, the building occupied by the Departments, of laughter amongst Englishmen; and the nahowever, that this very conductor or rod, with the Capitol and the President's Mansion. tive of the most insignificant village, and the which so many men of genius, learning, and It is due to the federal city and to the go. inhabitant of any second or third-rate town, ingenuity, have been at the pains to complete, vernment, that an edifice should be construct glories in his superiority over the Cockney. It --- which in fact has been always regarded as ed, in which all the Secretaries, with their is different in France, where the epithet Pa. one of the prondest trophics of science, was subalterns, might be accommodated.-Morn. risian has hitherto perhaps bad too much in. known and employed by a people of no more ing Journal.

fuence as a stamp of approbation.-Foreign refined cultivation than the wild peasantry of

Quarterly Recicu. Lombardy. The Abbè Berthollet, in his work

Among the passengers in the Charlemagne, on the Electricity of Meteors, describes a

are three Osage Indians; who with three The Children of Israel should either be practice used on one of the bastions of the

others were taken to France from N. Orleans, treated as fellow creatures and brethren, or we Castle of Duino, on the shores of the Adriatic,

about three years since, by a Frenchman should abandon all boasts about “the spread which has existed from time immemorial, and

named Delaunay, who was acquainted with of knowledge,” “the march of intellect,'' and which is literally neither more nor less than the

their language. His object was to exhibit the progress of liberal opinions.--Foreign Liprocess that cnabled Franklin to bring down

thein as a “ show," expecting thereby to reap terary Gazette. lighining from the clouds. An iron staff, it

a handsomne profit. At first they atiraciod a seems, was erected on the bastion of this cas

good deal of attention : but after being some tle during the summer, and it was part of the

Fcarful Belierers.-I am not afraid of those time in Paris, the Police put a stop to their duty of the sentinel, whenever a storm threat

tender and scrupulous consciences who are public exhibition,-it is presumed on account ened, to raise an iron pointed halberd towards

over-cautious of professing and believing too of a remonstrance from Mr. Brown, the late much: if they are sincerely in the wrong, I this staff. If, upon the approach of the hal Am. Minister. Since then they have been forgive their errors and respect their integrity. berd, sparks were emitted (which, to the sci

travelling in Italy, Switzerland and Germany, The men I am afraid of are, the men who beentific mind, would show that the staff was and have suffered much from sickness and lieve every thing, subscribe to every thing, charged with electricity from a thundor cloud), want. It appears that Mr. Delaunay, in the and vote for every thing.--Bishop Shipley. then the sentinel made sure that a storın im.

course of his journey, got into some difficulty pended, and he tolled a bell which sent forth

on account of a former debt; and these poor the tidings of danger to the surrounding coun

creatures had to shift for themselves. Last try. Nothing can be more delightfully amia

summer three of them returned to Paris in THE LITERARY PORT FOLIO, blo than the paternal care of its subjects,

Mr. Barnet, our Consul, who It is intended that this journal shall contain such a which this interesting provision of the local government exemplified. The admonishing

is well known for his philanthropy, relieved variety of matter as may make it acceptable to ladies as

their wants, and got up a subscription to pay sound of the bell was obeyed like a preternatu

While we shall take care that nothing be admitted which their passage to the United States. General wonld render the work untit for any of these classes, we ral signal from the depths of the firmanent; shepherds were seen hurrying over the valleys, in their behalf. They embarked in a ship have secured an abundant supply of all foreign and doLafayette also interested himself very much

shall endeavour to procure for it suficient ability to en

title it to the attention of all of them. To these ends we urging their flocks from the exposed fields to

bound to Sarannah. Two of them died on mestic journals and new books and we ask the assist places of shelter. The fishing boats, with which the coast of the Adriatic was generally

ance of all who are qualitied to instruct or amuse the the passage by small pox. The other thrce, studded, forthwith began to crowd sail and Kachichinka, Gutomy, his wife, and Machaki: public. Upon this assistance we depend in a great de

gree for our hopes of success, for however the abundant make for the nearest port, whilst many a sup:

laranyo, who have now arrived in the Charle. stores to which we have access, may enable us to supply magne, were sent out of the country by the

matter highly interesting to our readers, we think it of plication was put up from many a gentle and French government. They are entirely des- adapted to the present time and circumstances; some

even more importance to give them something peculiarly devout heart on shore, before some hallowed

titute, and are now upon the Captain's hands. thing from home. shrine, for the salety of the little fleei.

We trust that our city authorities will imme.

diately relieve that gentleman from the bur. Communications should be addressed to "E. Littell for Washington, April 14. den, and take measures to send them back to Through the politeness of Mr. , I

the Literary Port Folio,"-and subscriptions will be their native forest. It is proper to add, that thankfully received by E. Littell & Brother, corner of have passed an hour this morning in the offices

the passengers on board the C. raised a sub. of the Department of State, and found some

Chestnut and Seventh streets, Philadelphia. rooms which I believe are " únwritten" by the scription in their behalf.— New York paper.

Subscriptions are also received by Thomas C. Clarke, epistlers who date from the metropolis. The

N.W. corner of Chestnut and Seventh streets, principal are the apartments occupied as the An Uncourtly Preacher.-It is said, a young Indian bureau, and that in which the Treaties preacher, dilating before James's face on some

Wanted-10 solicit subscriptions for this work, a sutabir are kept. The walls of the former are covor matter highly offensive to him, the monarch person Apply to E. Litteile Brother.

great distress

No. 17.

PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 29,

1830.

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Terms.-Published every Thursday by E. Littell & clean. Here and there mats were spread on other assistance they might want. This vesBrother, corner of Chestnut and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia. It will contain four handsome engravings every

the floor: at the upper end were antique-look- sel, with a crew of probably more than a thou. year. Price Two Dollars and a Half a year, payable in ing chests, covered with glass of different co sand men, had but one medical officer on board, advance.

lours, and a profusion of gilding; on these and he had, unfortunately, been almost the Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub. scribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and so

were models of pagodas, also richly gilt, and first man killed in the action. Her loss had in proportion for a larger number.

alabaster images of the Boodh, in a sitting pos been immense, and they had not thrown the ture, with their large cars resting on their dead overboard, nor removed their wounded to

shoulders, and their legs crossed under them. the cockpit, and the decks presented a most A BURMAN ADVENTURE.

The chests contained the sacred writings on horrible scene of gore and mangled bodies. During the late service in Ava, my favour- slips of ivory; and books in the vernacular Amidst this frightful spectacle, about a dozen ite amusement of an evening was to paddle leaves, lay on the mats. I was continuing my dressed, sat in the cabin upon crimson olio

characters, written with an iron style on palm of the principal Turkish officers, superbly tree, and to visit any interesting objects that scrutiny of the apartment, when I heard rough mans, smoking with inconceivable apathy, presented themselves on the banks of the ma

voices outside ; and as it struck me that it whilst slaves were handing them their coffee. jestic Irrawaddi, which in part of its course

might be some stragglers from the army, ! Seeing the English uniform approach the cabin, winds through beautiful wooded hills, the

climbed up on a shelf, and there ensconced they ordered oltomans and coffee for the Lieutescene of many a skirmish, and afterwards rolls myself behind an idol, to observe who miglit nant, who, however, quickly told them that he over golden sands to the Bay of Bengal. One

enter. Presently three stout Burmans came had more important business to attend to. Ho lovely evening I was gliding down the gentle in; their checked clothes thrown across their gave the Admiral's compliments, and offered current, and was admiring the luxuriant foliage hanging to the knee, exactly the old Highland posure, calmly replied, that they stood in need

any assistance. The Turk, with a frigid com. branches into the stream, their leaves glitter showed formidable calves to their legs, and the

costume. On their feet they wore sandals, and of no assistance whatever. ing with gold, and amongst which insects of muscles of the right arm were very conspicu- gravely replied the Turk; “ wounded men

surgcon attend to your wounded ?" "No," the richest colours and of singular appearance were disporting themselves. Below an aged tied in a knot in front: and cigars were stuck ing to the Asia, and communicating this scene;

ous: on their heads were white and red cloths, want no assistance; they soon die.” Returntrunk lay two alligators crouching down, and seemingly enjoying the last rays of the sun.

through an orifice in the ears. Two of them Sir Edward, after some meditation, said, “ Did As my skiff approached, they turned a suspi.

had dhars in their hands, or curved swords, you observe among them a remarkably fine, cious eye towards ine, and then plunged their

with the handles as long as the blades, most handsome man, with a beard more full and serrated backs under water. I held on my powerful weapons in decapitating or taking of black than the rest ?” “ Yes, I observcd him ; courso, and saw at some distance in the jungle spear, ornamented with the tail of a Thibet

an arm. The third carried on his shoulder a he was sitting next to the Admiral.” “Rethe gilded spire of a temple conspicuous over

turn then on board, and induce him, or compel the dark green leaves.

him, to go with you on board the Genoa, and So secluded a fane had an inviting air about

It was evident that they wanted to make my keep him there until I see him. He is the Adit, and thinking that the enemy was at a dis: acquaintance, and for no friendly purposes ; miral's Secretary. I must have a conference; tance, I pushed my canoe on shore, and shoul.

most likely to do my head the honour of being and take with you any persons he may wish to dering niy paddle, wended my way through presented to his Majesty of the Golden Peet, accompany him.” The Turk repaired on board the entangled wood. The air was cool and

and to impale my body by the river's side. I the Genoa without any difficulty, accompanied refreshing, and I felt myself in high health and

felt if I had by chance brought any weapon; ! by several persons whom he requested our offispirits.

found nothing but my paddle, and was annoyed cer to take with him. Sir Edward was closet

with myself for indulging my propensity for ed with him for a very long time, when he orWith gentle murmur comes the breeze, Just kissing as it passes by

adventures in so defenceless a stato. Quictly dered the Lieutenant to put the Turkish Se

I remained watching the Burmans, who looked cretary and his companions on shore at dayThe shutting flowers and leafy trees;

narrowly round; cursed me for being out of break, wherever they might choose to land. A twilight gloom pervades ihe woods, Through all their darkening solitudes.

the way, and then went out to look for me else. Rowing on shore, they saw the wreck of a

where. I remained in my elevated position for mast, on which about a score of wounded or And neither were they silent; for besides the some time, and beginning to lire, thought I exhausted Turks were endeavouring 10 stvo hum of myriads of insects, many curious little might venture to look after my canoe ; so, themselves. “I must rescue those poor felgreen parrots, about the size of a sparrow, lucking up my sleeves, and pulling my trow. lows,” said tho Lieutenant anxiously. * They chattered in a small and angry tone from the sers over my knees, with a handkerchiet'round are only common soldiers, and will soon die; branches, and woodpeckers ran up the decayed my waist, I prepared for a run, and descending never mind them," said the Turk, with tho stems, and chirped merrily, whilst transfixing from my shelf, looked out at the door, and find most grave composure. " It is my duty, and, their prey with their filiform tongues. Oning the coast clear, I was making towards the if I did not help them, I should disgrace the the ground, the occasional rustling of the with. jungle, when, as ill-luck would have it, in service, and be reproved by the Adiniral :" ered Icaves indicated the retreat of a striped crossing the open space in front of the pagoda, saying which, the Lieutenant pulled towards spake.

I saw my three friends near it. Like a good the mast, and succeeded in saving about a I arrived at an open spot, and on a gentle soldier, I sprang into a bush, and commenced dozen of these unhappy wretches. As soon as eminence the pagoda rose before me. The a rapid retreat, as if the great enemy of man. they were slowed in the bottom of the boat, tall spire, surmounted by its gilded tee, or um. kind had been behind me. The moment they the Turk, after a short, but apparentiy probralle of fillagree iron-work, rested on its cir. saw me, they set up a shout and dashed after found meditation, suddenly burst into an im. cular base, in which was a small dark shrine, me; away we went through the brushwood, moderate fit of laughter. "What is the mat. with a grotesque door-way, to which a few in spite of thorns and snakes, opening a way ter:" cried the astonished Lieutenant; " Good broad steps led; the bells, with their leaf- through the branches, and scaring the birds heavens, what is there here to laugh at?" shaped tongues, which hung round the tee, which were settling themselves for the night. "Laugh!" exclaimed the Turk, svith bitter sar. were agitated by the breeze, and emitted a wild I heard my pursuers at some distance behind casm,“ laugh!--by Allah! you English arc a and mournful chime. Those only who have me, and was beginning to think that I had the singular people: yesterday you came into the lain awake amongst the Burman pagodas, and best of the race, when at the edge of a ravine, Bay whilst we were quick at our cofice; you listened to their tinkling bells of different sizes which I had not seen before, I stumbled and knocked our ships to pieces, killed or mangled and tones, can know the extraordinary sensa fell over a fallen trunk. The foremost of the all our men till ihe fleet is one vast slaughtertions which they occasion. They always pow thrce was at my back in a moment, but fortu- house, and this morning you pretend to be so erfully affected my feelings, and on this occa nately I recovered myself in time to lend him humane, that you cannot pass a score of sion, as heretofore, the spirit went wandering a blow with my paddle, and then jumped over wounded soldiers without putting yourself out in a mournful reverie. ` All at once I was the bank. I expected them to come tumbling of the way to save them." The Lieutenant roused to a sense of my situation by a slight down after me, but they did not; and quickly was astounded, and having no reply to offer female scream; and a maiden in silk attire, regaining my canoo, I pushed off' into the mid to this odd view of the case, they proceeded to with a few white flowers twisted in her hair, dle of the stream, and like Crusoe, “I shore in profound silence. who had been beating rice at the door of a them no more." wooden building with a triple roof, ran into St. Petersburgh, June, 1829. J. E. A.

THE TEA-TABLE. the jungle on perceiving me. I called to her to remain, but she disregarded me; so I en

'Tis there all meet, tered the Poonghee, or Priest's house, near the

AN INCIDENT AT NAVARINO.

The downright clown, and perfectly well bred. pagoda, to examine it.

The firing having ceased at Navarino, Sir The principal room, raised on piles, some Edward Codrington sent a Lieutenant on board Though all unknown to Greek and Roman song distance above the ground, was large and | Moharem Bey's ship, to offer any medical or The paler Hyson, and the dark Souchong;

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Though Black nor Green the warbled praises | Happy, if time at length shall teach me this, A thing so fine, so exquisitely nice, sharo

To find my proper joy in others' bliss: It has no gout for virtue, no--nor vice. Of knightly Troubadour, or gay Trouver, But ne'er be mine the selfish heart forlorn, Its waspish waist, elaborately thin, Yot scorn not thou, as alien quite to numbers, The tear of envy, or the laugh of scorn. Its hearless leer, and apathetic grin'That friend to pratile, and that foe to slumbers, I grow too grave, and must in haste return That arching eyebrow of inane pretence, Which Kien Long, iinperial poet, praised To the frail China, and resplendent Urn. That eye of unimpassion'd impudenceSo high, that cent per cent its price was rais Behold the table spread, the lady set; Are these permitted at a lady's side?

Matrons and spinsters, all are duly met; Forbid it, Modesty, and Maiden pride. Which Pope bimself would sometimes conde. The younger belles disposed in scatter'd troops, Shall he your soft embosom'd thouglits engage scend

In rows demure, or gaily whispering groups; That joins the negatives of youth and agc? To place, commodious, at a couplel's end; The female elders chat the time away,

Boyish in brain, in heart as weak and cold Which the sweet bard of Olney did not spurn, (I often wonder what they find to say,) As a French Courtier fisty winters old. Who sung the music of the “hissing urn:” Or sori the pearly fish in painted pools, Yet ost the feeling heart, the thinking brain, Let her, who bade me write, enact the Muse, (Their light exchequers,) while their coffee Attempt to ape him, but attempt in vain: Inspire:ny genius, and my Tea infuse:

cools.

For, lei kind Nature do the best she can, So shall my verse lhe hovering Sylphs delight, What various tones from female organs flow, "Tis Woman still that makes or mars the Man. And critic Gnomes relinquish half their spite. How briskly smooth, or languishingly slow; And so it is-the creature can beguile Clear, warm, and flowing as my liquid theme, The pretty creatures laugh, and weep, and rail, The fairest faces of the readiest smile. As sweet as sugar, and as soft as cream. In all gradations of the vocal scale,

The next that comes the hyson to inhale, May it arvhile engage the gentle fair, From fell Xantippe's emphasis of brass

If not a Man, at least we own a Male ; Then gambol gaily in the morning air,

To the soft murmur of the melting lass; His worst offences are against your ears, Twined in the tendrils of her nut-brown hair! The smoking board sets all their tongues in | For, though he laughs too loud, he seldom Who has not read in chronicle or sablo,

motion, Of good King Arthur and his famous Table, Like many billows of the voiceful ocean; He knows the Coachman's craft, the Hunter's Where Kay and Tristrem talk'd by fils and From note to note the keen remark descends, bollo, starts

In squalls begins, and in a whisper ends. The Fancy phrase, that might confound ApolOf love and murder, broken heads and hearts? | For loud and shrill the bulky bourgeoise

lo. Like this the modern talk at time of lea, Accosts the beauty of deparied days

Right well he loves, in Row, or Lark, or Spree, Of the Round Table and its chivalry,

With accents luned with unavailing skill, To " sound the basestring of humility." Who speak, with even voice and equal zest, The Vestal answers to the Matron shrill; His rural friends are Nimrod's genuine seed, Ofhearts ensnared, and heads absurdly drest. With temper'd melody of cautious speech The best among them are his Dug and Steed. "Tis true, a softer race the board environ, The Hostess doubts and yet accords with each: Ilis town acquaintance, form'd on midnight Who corslets wear indeed, but not of iron; Then round and round the breezy murmurs bulks, Who play--but seldom coinbat by the card,

glide,

Adorn the Nubbing Cheat, or man the Hulks. And drink--but drink not through the helmet And every absent Miss is named a Bride. With iron grasp-with face and voice of Brass, barr'd,

Yon rosy lassie, just arrived from school, He shouts loud greeting to each bonny lass.The fair alone with Chalybean proof,

Where all niusi look, and think, and feel by Then bolts his tea--and straight begins a story Support their busts, their lovers keep aloof,

rule,

Of Hunter's perils, or of Bruiser's glory. The Muse is female, and may dare reveal Uneasy novice of an order strict,

Talks in an unknown tongue of var and MillWhat I have heard, and some, perhaps, may That on her tougue has laid an interdict,

ing, feel.

With her sınall hands the weighty secret spells, And doubtless fancies he is mighty killing. King Arthur kept his court in Camelot, And weaves her fingers into syllables.

Now up the stairs, disputing all the way, But the Round Table graces every cot.

of things like these my infant mind took Two keen logicians urge their wordy fray: Palace and farm enjoy the gentle feast

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Abrupt they enter, voluble and loud, That blends the products of the West and East. Ere yet my limbs had felt the straight culotte : But soon remember that they have not bow'd; Where'er, on British ground, our footsteps Ill could l'else by human wit divine

That error mended, both at once relate roam,

What Ladies do, when Gents are at their To some fair Maid the subject of debate: We find it still, and find it too at home.

wine.

To her kind judgment both at once referWhether till eight the forinal guests delay, At length the summons of the simpering Maid, for each expects a judyinent kind from her. Or mcet at seven in a friendly way: Or bold-faced footman, tardily obey'd,

But she, too mcek, too witty, and too wise, Sooner or later, still the board is crown'd Calls Lords, and Knights, and Squires, and To judge between the vassals of her eyes, The lacquer'd tray and argent spoons re

Priests, and Bards,

To each Polemic seeming to inclinesound

From White and Red to Coffee, Tea, and Cards. Allots to each the happy chance-lo sbine. The homely delft, or far-sought poroelain, When the rude North comes roaring up the Througlı four full cups their nice distinctioas aln circling ranks are inarshalld on the plain. vale,

rur, The polish'd chest with curious art inlaid, To silence sinks the lily.bending gale: And all suppose them juet where they begun: Or quaintly wrought by some ingenious maid, So sinks the converse of the soft-robed clan Tilla gruff senior, and bis copper noso, Displays the lawful spoils of venturous trade. At the hard step of heavy-tramping man. Arrive to part the Dialectic Foes. but not alike in every place and time,

Lost is the tale, adjournd the cutting jest, “ Young Men," says bo, - be sure you both are The social banquet that provokes my rhyme; The secret kept, the sly charade unguess'd.

wrong, Not social there, where law or logic lours, With many a smother'd laugh, and many a And all your Theories are not worth a song : At inns of court, or academic bowers:

flush,

The point is one that elder heads has puzzled; In silence sip the solitary tribes

The buzzing watch-word passes-hushi-hush Presumptuous boys like you should all be muzOrlaok-jaw'd studeuts, and ot'sallow scribes. --hush

zled." Poc after pot is drain'd, yet not a word 'Tis but the Parson--perhaps it is but I Then to the maid he turns his solemn pace, From lady's lip in those confines is heard : Then wherefore, Ladies, all this inystery? And gravely tells her he has judged the case. Nought zu ve ihe knell of " midnight's dreary The Parson, sure, cannot excito your sears, But now the lingering votaries of port noon,''

And I, you know, have neither eyes nor ears Make to the fair--their long-delay'd resort. And the dull jingle of the circling spoon.

Then let the tale, the jest, the laugh revive, Whiat bulky forms around the table press! Hie we from thence, nor shall we long delay As if there were not such a quiz alive.

D. D. and LL. D. and A.S. S. About the homely meal of every day : Oh! let me bear your sweetness; and I'm The china rings—the urn is nigh o'erset, For the dear comforts of domestic tea

stunnid

By such a Bacchanalian Alphabet. Are sung too well to stand in need of me, With thine, Ricardo, and the Sinking Fund. With glowing faces, and with watery eyes, By Cowper and the bard of Rimini.

As when victorious troops to pillage bound, They pass about their pursy gallantries. Besides, I hold it for a special grace

In scatter'd bands obey the bugle's sound, What beauties they in every dame behold That such a theme is rather common place. So, one by one, the jovial swains repair Inspired adorers of the plain and old: The joyous blazing of the new-stirr'd fire, To the soft standard of the muster'd fair. If men were still so happy and so blind, The imother's summons to the dozing sire; First the prim Dangler, complaisant and sleek, Could men or women call their fate unkind? 'The whispers audible, that oft intrude

With frill that fluiters, and with shows that Thoy not remark the glance--the laugh supOn the forced silence of the younger brood; creak,

prestThe blooming daughter's ever-ready smile, Tells all the news to every aged she,

In the pert virgin's newly-budded breast; So full of incaning, and so void of guile; And points each slander with a low congee; Nor see their wives' contracted brow severe, With all the little mighty things that cheer Pays for each morsel that the Lady gives Their daughter's blush, that moves the Dandy's The closing day from quiet year to year, With parasitical superlatives: I leave to those whom inore benignant late Whate'er he tastes-'tis excellent-divine- Nay, scarce young Nimrod's merry roar cail Or merit destinos to the wedded state. Above the Coffee-as below the Wine.

hear. A etaner I, a wanderer upon earth,

Next comes a thing, I know not how to name, lark-- like the rumble of a coming storm, Athittiess prodigal of tears and mirth, Of doubtful sex, which neither sex will claim; Without we hear the dreadful word, Reform--bust learn, without a cherish'd bope, to see So rank with Bergamot and Attargul,

Last ot'llic rout and dogg'd with public cares, The loving looks that look not love to me; That every nose will wind him for a fool The politician stuinbles up the stairs;

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