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words, with being a slave dealer. A suit was in- lain-restores his estates to the rightful owner, and willingly consented to leave her boy behind, at

paper devoted to literature and masonry. Mr. morse, and the strong power of love as the chief to bring home the meat procured by his arrows, Brooks enjoys a creditable reputation as a poet, and influential agent of the moral universe. There is to relieve her of a part of the burthen by taking will no doubt contribute to the circulation of the little attempt at incident or description—the tale it upon his own manly shoulders. In due time, Craftsman. To be adjunct editor of a weekly news- depends for effect on the masterly way in which the she gave him a son; a sure token that however paper is, however, but a contemptible vocation for two characters, Lord Danvers and Cloudesley, his many more wives he might see proper to take, one who enjoys the celebrity that Mr. Brooks does, valet, are delineated. The Earl is a man naturally the idol of his old grandmother, who could never

he would never put her away. The boy was and who has presided at the editorial desk of a print of high and refined feeling, but ambitious and fond of suffer him out of her sight a moment, and used of such rank as the New York Courier.

a title, which weakness induces him to supplant his constantly to prophesy, that he would become

nephew, (the rightful heir of the Earldom) and usurp a brave warrior and an expert horse stealer; a Wm. Lloyd Garrison:—We rejoice to see the his family honours. For eighteen years he retains prediction that his manhood abundantly verified. unanimity of sentiment which prevails throughout these possessions, during which period he knows not

In little more than a year the youngster was this country, in reference to the imprisonment of

able to walk erect. About this time the band one little interval of repose. He marries, becomes began to feel the approach of famine-Buffathis philanthropist, who is now confined in the Bal

a father, but finds his children drop, one after ano- loes were supposed to abound on the river Des timore jail, charged with a libel against Francis

ther, into the grave, and himself solitary in his old Moines, and thither Payton Skah resolved to go. Todd, of Newburyport, Mass. Todd was branded

age. Borne down at last by such accumulating visi His mother had cut her foot while chopping by Garrison in no mild terms, as being an abettor

tations; shuddering at the past, and doubtful of the wood, and was unable to travel; but she would in the barbarous traffic of human flesh-in other future, his mind relents-he confesses himself a vil- not part with her grandchild. Tahtokah un. stantly instituted against Garrison, who was, in our dies. The young man thus restored, has been

the request of her husband, which indeed she view, unjustly, convicted of a libel, and in default of

never thought of disputing. One other family brought up from infancy under the care of Cloudes-accompanied them. They soon reached the paying the fine, cast into prison. Garrison is doubt

ley, Earl Danvers’ valet, who was accessary to the Des Moines, and encamped on its banks. Many less enthusiastic in his advocacy of universal eman

usurpation, but who, won by the affectionateness of wild cattle were killed and much of their flesh cipation, to a degree beyond the bounds of prudence; the boy's disposition, eventually resolves to befriend cured. The young wife reminded her spouse that but it is a noble enthusiasm, and one for which he him and secure him his legitimate possessions.”

his mother must by this time be able to walk, should scarcely be punished with such severity.

and that she longed to see her child. In com.

The work is replete with interest, and every way pliance with her wishes he mounted his horse, The Groton Herald, in alluding to this gentleman,

worthy of perusal. says:

and departed, resolving to bring the rest of the

band to the land of plenty. “We think we are thoroughly acquainted with the

SELECTIONS.

At his arrival, his compatriots, on his repredisposition and temper of this gentleman--and his character, from the earliest period of life, has been

sentations, packed up their baggage and threw exemplary. Though a little in advance of ourself,

PAYTON SKAH.

down their lodges. A few days brought them We have watched his career since he first entered

His hopes destroyed, his heart-strings broke,

to where he had left his wife and her compa. upon the public field and more than once, since No words of wo the warrior spoke,

nions. But the place was desolate. No voice we have been sailing as it were, on the same course, His bosom heay'd so bigh,

hailed their approach, no welcome greeted their our memory has led us back to earlier days, where Thine be the fair,” the hero said,

arrival. The lodges were cut to ribands, and a the name of Lloyd Garrison began to fill a conspicu Then proudly rear'd his lofty head,

bloody trail marked where the bodies of their ous place among his class-mates. We have since

And turn'd away-to die.

inmates had been dragged into the river. Fol. known him to be a bold and intrepid writer, main We have before intimated that we cannot lowing the course of the stream, the corpses of taining independence with every breath, and promulgating his sentiments of equality in every station he pretend to much accuracy with regard to dates. all but Tahtokah were found on the shores and has been called to fill--and we regret that so able a

So we are not certain that the events we are sandbars. Hers was missing, but this gave her writer should suffer incarceration, for defending a about to relate did not happen five centuries husband no consolation. He knew that neither cause into which he has entered with so much sin- ago, perhaps more; but it is probable that the Sioux nor Mandans spared sex or age, and sup. cerity and devotion. But the result is what might time was not so remote. Be that as it may, we posed it to be sunk in some eddy of the river. be expected in a court in the state of Maryland. Mr. shall give the facts in the same order as tradition And Mandans, the marks the spoilers had left G. has dared to go into the very land where slavery hands them down.

behind them, proved them to be. constitutes the greatest trade in the market, and

The Dahcotahs were at war with the Mandans. where almost every white man is an owner of slaves.

Now Payton Skah was, for an Indian, a kind What more could be anticipated than conviction and Many were the onslaughts they made on each and affectionate husband. The Sioux mothers punishment, as soon as a single sentence of his other, and long were they remembered. Among wished their daughters might obtain partners writings could in any way be rendered libellous? the Sioux warriors who struck the post, and took like him; and it was proverbial to say of a fond But this, we trust, will not stay his course; his mind the war path, none was more conspicuous than couple, that they loved like Payton Skah and is formed for nobler objects, and the slaves in this Payton Skah, or the White Otter. He belong- Tahtokah. Yet on this occasion, whatever his country will still find him defending their rights with ed to the Yankton band. When he returned feelings might have been, he uttered no sigh, he unwearied exertions.”

from the field with his head crowned with lau- shed no tear. But he gave what was, in the Since his confinement he has written a letter to rels, or more properly with his bridle rein eyes of his co-mates, a more honourable proof of Mr. Todd, through the columns of the Boston Cou- adorned with Mandan scalps, the seniors of the his grief. He vowed that he would not take rier, which does not tend to elevate the character of

tribe pointed to him, and exhorted their sons to another wife, nor cut his hair, till he had killed that individual. Indeed we cannot well conceive like Payton Skah.

ride, to draw the bow, and to strike the enemy and scalped five Mandans. And he filled his how he can derive gratification, from imprisoning Payton Skah was a husband and a father. As song immediately. He found followers, and de

quiver, saddled his horse, and raised the war a man who, he must know, has written nothing but soon as he was reckoned a man, and able to parted incontinently. At his return but three the truth. His feelings, in reference to this matter, support a family, he had taken to his bosom the obstacles to his second marriage remained to be cannot be enviable, and Mr. Francis Todd, of New-young and graceful Tahtokah, (the Antelope) overcome. buryport, Massachusetts, in linking his name with thought to be the best hand at skinning the In the course of the year he fulfilled the conslavery, and incarcerating those who decry its inhu- Buffalo, making moccasins, whitening leather, ditions of his vow. The five scalps were hang. man purposes, will not elevate himself in the opinion not, as is common among the Dahcotahs, carried no inclination towards matrimony. On the con,

and preparing marrow fat, in the tribe. She was ing in the smoke of his lodge, but he evinced of good men.

an unwilling or indifferent bride to her husband's trary, his countenance was sorrowful, he pined

lodge. No, he had lighted his match in her away, and every one thought he was in a con“The Wilmington Gazette,” of a late date, pub- father's tent, and held it before her eyes, and sumption. His mother knew his disposition lishes as original, with the signature of W. H. K., she had blown it out, as instigated by love to do. better. Thinking not unwisely that the best some beautiful stanzas, beginning

And when he had espoused her in form, her af. way to drive the old love out of his head was to “ He seemed to love her, and her youthful cheek." fection did not diminish. She never grumbled provide him a new one, she with true female That article appeared in the Philadelphia Album at pulling off his leggins and moccasins when he perseverance, compelled him by teazing and more than a year since.

returned from the chase, nor at drying and rub. clamour to do as she wished.

bing them till they became soft and pliant. A So the old woman selected Chuntay Washtay LITERARY.

greater proof of her regard was, that she was (The Good Heart) for her son, and demanded CLOUDESLEY.—All who have read Godwin's Caleb strictly obedient to her mother-in-law. And her of her parents, who were not sorry to form Williams, or witnessed the drama for which it has Payton Skah’s attachment, though his endear- such a connexion. The bride elect herself formed the groundwork, must feel a desire to peruse were no less than hers. No woman in the camp too common a thing to excite any surprise or

ments were reserved for their private hours, showed no alacrity in the matter; but this was the latest work which an author so reputed and gifted could show more wampum and other ornaments comment. She was formally made over to has given to the public. The object of Mr. God- than the wife of the young warrior. He was Payton Skah, and duly installed in his lodge. win's present novel is, “to paint the working of re-leven several times known, when she had been! He was not formed by nature to be alone,

Notwithstanding the contempt an Indian educa- unwilling guest. This last had now arrived at in spite of his Indian nature. He had not come tion inculcates for the fair sex, he was as sen. the conclusion that he was to die, and he had to kill any one as on former occasions, but to lay sible to female blandishment as a man could be. screwed up his courage to meet his fate with down his own life; and he remained constant in Though his new wife was by no means so kind the unshrinking fortitude of an Indian warrior. his resolution. as the old one, yet as she fulfilled the duties of He ate, therefore, in silence, but without any If it be asked why the Mandans left their vil. her station with all apparent decorum, he be- sign of concern. When the repast was ended, lage in this defenceless condition, we answer, gan to be attached to her. His health improved, Payton Skah produced his pipe, filled the bowl that Indian camps are frequently left in the sama he was again heard to laugh, and he hunted the with tobacco mixed with the inner bark of the manner. Perhaps they relied on the broad and buffalo with as much vigour as ever. Yet when red willow, and after smoking a few whiffs him- rapid river, to keep off any roving band of DahChuntay Washtay, as she sometimes would, self, gave it to the culprit. Having passed from cotahs that might come thither. Payton Skah raised her voice higher than was consistent with one to the other till it was finished, the aggriev. sat in the lodge of his enemies till the tramp of conjugal affection, he would think of his lost ed husband ordered his wife to produce her a horse on the frozen earth, and the jingling of Tahtokah, and struggle to keep down the rising clothing and effects, and pack them up in a the little bells round his neck, announced that a sigh.

bundle. This done, he rose to speak. warrior had returned from the hunt. Then the A young Yankton who had asked Chuntay “Another in my place," said he to the young White Otter prepared to go to whatever lodge Washtay of her parents previous to ber marriage, man, "had he detected you as I did last night, the Mandan might enter, and die by his arrows and who had been rejected by them, now be would have driven an arrow through you before or tomahawk. But he had no occasion to stir. came a constant visiter in her husband's lodge. you awoke. But my heart is strong, and I have the horseman rode straight to the lodge in He came early and staid and smoked late. " But hold of the heart of Chuntay Washtay. You which he sat, dismounted, threw his bridle to a as Payton Skah saw no appearance of regard for sought her before I did, and I see she would squaw, and entered. The women pointed to the youth in his wife, he felt no uneasiness. If rather be your companion than mine. She is their silent guest, and related how unaccounthe had seen what was passing in her mind, he yours; and that you may be able to support her, ably he had behaved. The new comer turned would have scorned to exhibit any jealousy. He take my horse, and my bows and arrows also. to Payton Skah and asked who and what he was. would have proved by his demeanour " that his Take her and depart, and let peace be between Then the Yankton, like Caius Marius within the heart was strong." He was destined ere long us.

walls of Corioli, rose, threw off his robe, and to be more enlightened on this point.

At this speech, the wife, who had been trem. drawing himself up with great dignity, bared his His mother was gone with the child, on a bling lest her nose should be cut off, and her breast and spoke. “ I am a man. Of that, Man. visit to a neighbouring camp, and he was left lover, who had expected nothing less than death, dan be assured. Nay more: I am a Dalicotah, alone with his wife. It was reported that buf. recovered their assurance and left the lodge. and my name is Payton Skah. You have lieard faloes were found at a little basin in the prairie, Payton Skah remained; and while the whole it before. I have lost friends and kin by the at about the distance of a day's journey, and band was singing his generosity, brooded over arrows of your people, and well have I revenged Chuntay Washtay desired him to go and kill one, his misfortunes in sadness and silence. them. See, on my head I wear ten feathers of and hang its Aesh up in a tree out of the reach Notwithstanding his boast of the firmness of the war eagle. Now it is the will of the Master of the wolves. “You cannot get back to-night,” his resolution, his mind was nearly unsettled by of life that I should die, and for that purpose she said, “but you can make a fire and sleep by the shock. He had set his whole heart upon came I hither. Strike therefore, and rid your it, and return to-morrow. If fat cows are to be Tahtokah, and when the wound occasioned by tribe of the greatest enemy it ever had.” found there, we will take down our lodge and her loss was healed, he had loved Chuntay Courage, among the aborigines, as charity move."

Washtay with all his might. He could vaunt of among Christians, covereth a multitude of sins. The White Otter did as he was desired. His his indifference to any ills woman could inflict The Mandan Warrior cast on his undaunted wife brought his beautiful black horse, which he on the warriors of his tribe, but the boast that foe a look in which respect, delight, and adhad selected and stolen from a drove near the they could have truly made, was not true coming miration were blended. He raised his war club Mandan village, to the door of the lodge. He from him.

as if about to strike, but the Sioux blenched threw himself on its back, and having listened Though one of the bravest of men, his heart not; not a nerve trembled-his eyelids did not to her entreaties that he would be back soon, was as soft as woman's in spite of precept and quiver. The weapon dropped from the hand rode away.

example. At this second blight of his affections that held it. The Mandan tore open his own His gallant steed carried him to the place of he fell into a settled melancholy, and one or two vestment, and said, “No, I will not kill so brave his destination with the speed of the wind. The unsuccessful hunts convinced him that he was a a man. But I will prove that my people are buffaloes were plenty, and in the space of two doomed man; an object of the displeasure of men also. I will not be outdone in generosity. hours he had killed and cut up two of them. God; and that he need never more look for any Strike thou, then take my horse and Ay." Having hung up the meat upon the branches, good fortune. A post dance, at which the per The Sioux declined the offer, and insisted he concluded that as he had got some hours of formers alternately sung their exploits, brought upon being himself the victim. The Mandan daylight, he would return to his wife. He ap- this morbid state of feeling to a crisis. Like the was equally pertinacious; and this singular displied the lash, and arrived at the camp at mid- rest he recommended the deeds he had done, pute lasted till the latter at last held out his night.

and declared that to expiate the involuntary hand in token of amity. He commanded the He picketed his horse carefully, and bent his offence he had committed against the Great women to prepare a feast, and the two geneway to his own lodge. All was silent within, Spirit, he would go to the Mandan village and rous foes sat down and smoked together. The and the dogs scenting their master, gave no throw away his body. All expostulation was brave of the Missouri accounted for speaking alarm. He took up a handful of dry twigs out. vain; and the next morning he started on foot the Dahcotah tongue by saying that he was side the door and entered. Raking over the coals and alone to put his purpose in execution. himself half Sioux. His mother had belonged in the centre of the lodge, he laid on the fuel, He travelled onward with a heavy heart, and to that tribe, and so did his wife, having both which presently blazed and gave a bright light. the eighth evening found him on the bank of the been made prisoners. In the morning Payton By its aid he discovered a spectacle that drove Missouri, opposite the Mandan village. He swam Skah should see and converse with them. And the blood from his heart into his face. There the river, and saw the light shine through the the Yankton proffered, since it did not appear lay Chuntay Washtay, fast asleep by the side of crevices, and heard the dogs bark at his approach. to be the will of the Great Spirit that he should her quondam lover. Payton Skah unsheathed Nothing dismayed, he entered the village and die, to become the instrument to bring about his knife, and stood for a moment irresolute, but promenaded through it two or three times. He a firm and lasting peace between the two nahis better feelings prevailed, he returned it to saw no man abroad, and impatient of delay, en- tions. its place in his belt, and left the lodge without tered the principal lodge. Within he found two In the morning the rest of the band arrived, awakening them. Going to another place, he women, who spoke to him, but he did not an- and were informed what visiter was in the villaid himself down, but not to sleep.

He drew his robe over his face, and sat lage. The women screamed with rage and But when the east began to be streaked with down in a darle corner, intending to await the cried for revenge. The men grasped their gray he brought his horse, his favourite steed, entrance of some warrior, by whose hands he weapons and rushed tumultuously to the lodge to the door of the tent. Just as he had reached might honourably die. The women addressed to obtain it. The Mandan stood before the it those within awoke, and the paramour of him repeatedly, but could not draw from him door, declaring that he would guarantee the Chuntay Washtay came forth and stood before any reply. Finding him impenetrable, they took rights of hospitality with his life. His resolute him. He stood still. Fear of the famous hunt. no further notice, but continued their conversa- demeanour, as well as the bow and war club er and renowned warrior kept him silent Pay- tion as if no one had been present. Had they he held ready to make his words good, made ton Skah, in a stern voice, commanded him to known to what tribe he belonged they would the impression he desired. The Mandans rere-enter, and when he had obeyed followed him have fled in terror; but they supposed him to coiled, consulted, and the elders decided that in. The guilty wife spoke not, but covered be a Mandan. He gathered from it that the men Payton Skah must be carried as a prisoner to her face with her hands, till her husband di- of the village were gone on a buffalo hunt, and the council lodge, there to abide the result of rected her to light a fire and prepare food. She would not return till morning. Most of the fe. their deliberations. then rose and hung the earthen utensil over the males were with them. Here, then, was an op Payton Skah, indifferent to whatever might fire, and the repast was soon ready. At the portunity to wreak his vengeance on the whole befall him, walked proudly to the place ap command of Payton Skah she placed a wooden tribe such as never before occurred, and would pointed in the midst of a guard of Mandans, platter or bowl before him, and another for his probably never occur again. But he refrained and accompanied by the taunts and execrations

swer.

of the squaws.

The preliminary of smoking cases which contain the enamelled amber. The his bed-curtain, for the sake of decency; 'that's over, the consultation did not last long. His Tusuk bazaar (the Paternoster row of Constantinople) easily said, child; but the truth is, that for the last new friend related how the prisoner had enter- is well worth visiting; several hundred scribes are fortnight the jade Fortune has been in a most spiteed the village, and unarmed, save with his to be seen there employed in copying; and even those ful humour with me. Faro, and all his host to boot, knife: how he had magnanimously spared the persons to whom the Eastern character is not lexible have been most uninerciful." The sum is but's

may still admire the neatness and beauty of their trifle of thirty pistoles.' women and children when at his mercy; and manuscripts. The Koran, with its commentators, is If I had only one, I might take advantage of a lucky

A trifle! thirty pistoles ! how he had offered to negotiate a peace be the chief object of their labours, but they condescend vein which I am positive was going to begin just as tween the two tribes. Admiration of his valour sometimes to fancy works, and the little illuminated I left off last night.' But in eight days I am to be overcame the hostility of the Mandans. Their almanacks which are to be bought in this bazaar are married; and it's no use talking; you must in the batred vanished like snow before the sun, and it not without elegance. The workmen of Constanti- mean time find wherewithal to pay your debt.' . Ah! was carried by acclamation, that he should be nople excel too in embroidering on cloth or leather you are going to be married! then it seems you have treated as became an Indian brave, and dismiss- with gold and silver thread; but their designs, though money; for alas! if you count upon my thirty pige ed in safety and with honour.

rich, are un varied; and, whether owing to pride or toles ' 'I lean upon a rotten staff, is that your At this stage of proceedings a woman rushed rectly after a model. A large bazaar is appropriated pay you one of these days: some morning when you

indolence, they have not the faculty of working cor- meaning?' 'Not exactly, child: I will assuredly into the lodge, broke through the circle of to the sale of Cashmere shawls; and another to the chance to find me in possession of the vein that I stern and armed warriors, and ihrew herself into embroidered silk handkerchiefs which are made in was forced to abandon last night. But, a moments the arms of the Dahcotah hero. It was Tato- the harems, and are sometimes very rich and beau-thirty pistoles are not your entire portion?'. • Cer kah, his first, his best beloved! He did not re- tiful. The Misr Tcharchi, or Egyptian bazaar, is tainly not: by dint of washing, and scouring, and turn her caresses; that would have derogated occupied by drugs and spices from the East, and a plaiting, and starching, I have amassed about a cour from his dignity; but he asked her how she had neighbouring quarter is devoted to the sale of con- ple of hundred ducats.' The devil you have! escaped from the general slaughter at the Des Levant, and which is to be found in the greatest some purpose. And who is the bridegroom?" • An Moines, and who was her present husband. variety and of the best quality in the metropolis. honest Norman coachee, who has promised to maShe pointed to the Mandan to whom he had

Fuller's Tour to the Turkish Empire. nage our little household matters as carefully as he offered his breast. He it was, she said, who The Abbassides. The caliphs of the house of Ab- drives his master's carriage.' "A coachman! Fie! bad spared her, and subsequently taken her to bas thought it necessary to render the distinction fie! a girl like you might do better. — Whom then wife. He now advanced and proposed to Pay- still more marked between their predecessors and would you have me marry? a duke, I suppose?" Io ton Skah to become his kodah or comrade, and themselves, by a splendour in the appointments of truth, Jeannette, there are dukes who do not doo to receive his wife back again, two propositions their court, and a munificence in the disposal of their serve you, and who are incapable of amassing in a to which the latter gladly assented.

funds, which would have seemed incredible to the century the two hundred ducats which your little The Mandans devoted five days to feasting miyah. And it must be admitted, that the eastern say you to me, girl, for a husband,—his

majesty's poorer and more frugal princes of the house of Oni- hands have put together in so short a time. What the gallant Yankton. At the end of that time writers have recorded largesses of these prodigal valet-de-chambre and comptroller of the royal garhe departed with his recovered wife, taking monarchs, almost, perhaps entirely, unparalleled in dens?, You, M. Dufresney! you marry a washerwith him three horses laden with robes and Occidental history. Among the other schemes de- woman?" "Why not? my great-grand-mother workother gifts bestowed on him by his late enemies. vised by these indefatigable spendthrifts, for emp-ed in a garden.' A slight whispering of ambition His kodah accompanied him half way on his tying their coffers and commanding admiration, may tingled in Jeannette's ear:-'I don't exactly refuse,' return, with a numerous retinue, and at part.be mentioned their splendid pilgrimages to the holy said she, with a downcast look;—you are his maing received his promise that he would sooned still more striking by the contrast with the sim- royal gardens! Even so, child. And in case

city, in themselves remarkable enough, but render- jesty's valet-ile-chambre, and comptroller of the return. We leave our readers to imagine the

plicity, and even meanness, which their predeces- of accidents, mayhap you could become valet-de joy of Tahtokah at seeing her child again on sors considered it a duty to display on similar occa- chambre in some other great house,-—or gardener?' her arrival among the Sioux, as well as the sa-sions. Almost all the early princes of the house of I don't promise that, --but- am a poet. Ob, tisfaction of the tribe at hearing that its best man abbas performed the hajji in this novel style; Al- for the matter of that, your trade is not worth much. had returned from his perilous excursion alive mohdi may be fairly said to have eclipsed them all; I wash for twenty poets, not one of whom pays me; and unhurt. In less than two months Payton for in addition to immense stores of every other but—' 'Well! have you made up your mind? Skak was again among the Mandans with six kind, he carried snow enough across the desert, Rot Here I am-quite dressed; give me your arm; followers, who were hospitably received and only to allay the thirst of his vast retinue, both go- we'll have the banns published immediately. With

ing and returning, and to astonish the Meccans with all my heart,' said the washerwoman, taking the entertained. An equal number of Mandans ac- the phenomena of icewater, but to preserve fresh poet lovingly by the arm; and in a fortnight the fair companied them on their return home, where an incalculable quantity of Syrian Mesopotamian starcher, whom we must now call the grand-daughthey experienced the like treatment. As the fruits, which formed a part of his provisions. Yet ter of Henry IV., was obliged to scrub and plait intercourse between the tribes became more amidst all this glittering profusion, it is curious to harder than ever to gain another couple of hundred frequent, hostilities were discontinued, and the observe how inefficacious wealth and its immediate pistolesi her husband having spent the first in a feelings that prompted them were in time for consequences are, to retine the rudeness and soften fruitless search after his vein of luck. But in a gotten. The peace brought about as above re.

the asper ities of social life. It is impossible for us week afterwards, Dufresney made his appearance lated has continued without interruption to this to go into the small details which would be necessa- with a thousand pistoles, which Louis XIV. had day. As to Payton Skah, he recovered his of anecdote preserved by the Arabic historians, that his relation, Jeannetie, must not be suffered to health and spirits, was successful in war and the seems clearly to evince, that the manners even of starve for the crime of having married a great mochase, and was finally convinced that the curse the higher classes were, at this time, in a sort of narch's illegitimate grandson.” of the Almighty had departed from him. fluctuation between the coarseness of half barbarism The Passover of Jews.—On Wednesday morning

[Tales of the West. and the elegant effemiuacy of a luxurious age. This at nine o'clock this important religious festival to

fact may be attributed in part to the natural influ- the people called Jews commenced. The following ence of the Mahomedan religion, but still more to curious ceremonies are observed on the evening the infancy and insignificancy of Arab literature. previous to the Passover. The master of every fa

The peninsula Arabs, it is true, have ever been en-mily searches the different apartments of his house From late Foreign Journals received at this office.

thusiastic lovers of poetry: but preceding caliphs for leavened bread after the following manner:Bazaars of Constantinople.The bazaars and be were, with few exceptions, little able or disposed to Being lighted with a small wax candle, he takes a zesteins of Constantinople are very extensive; a day afford eshcient patronage to genius; and what is still whisk, gathering up all the leaven lying in his way, would scarcely suffice to walk through them all. more to the purpose, there was an almost total want As soon as he comes to the first piece of leavened Some of them are merely open streets, but the greater of those materials, books, schools, and men of pa- bread, he says" Blessed art thou, O Lord, our part are lofty vaulted cloisters, lighted from the roof, tient industry, without which the only sure founda- God, King of the Universe, who hath sanctified us and closed, when the hours of business are over, with tion of true learning and a lasting literature never with his commandments, and commanded us to clear iron gates. Each trade has its particular quarter, and can be laid.

away the leaven.” While he is gathering the pieces each of the many nations which are collected at Con

Bossuet.—The expression of Bossuet, to one who of bread, which are purposely laid for him, he does stantinople has certain trades assigned to it by ancient found him preparing one of his famous orations, not speak; when done gathering the bread he says without glass in the windows, and

with a slutter
fallistic of the lofty and magnificent genius of the may have not received, shall be null

, and accounted as use and prescription. Those low-fronted shops, with the Iliad open on his table, is finely character: as follows:- All the leavened or leavening that is ing half down, and serving in the day-time to place "I always have Homer beside me when I make my the dust of the earth.” He theu ties the spoon and the wares upon, which are now fast disappearing from

I love to light my lamp at the sun!our English towns, are the true representative of the

candle in a linen rag, with all the leavened bread stall of a Turkish artificer. On this shutter he sits Royal Descent: an Anecdote.-We extract the gathered, which are kept until the next morning at work; and though his tools are very rude and in- following from the third and fourth volumes (un- (the morning of the Passover,) after breakfast, and ferior, he uses them with great dexterity. As he published) of the “Chroniques de l'il de Beuf." burnt. If the master is not at home, he annuls the sits cross-legged his bare feet are quite at liberty, “Dufresney, a descendant of Henry IV. by the leaven wherever he is. If the eve of the Passover and habit has made them as useful to him as a second left side, has just taken into his head to marry; but happens to fall on the Sabbath, the search is made on pair of hands. I have often stood to admire the skill only see to what excess a poet may carry his origi- the Thursday evening previous, and the leavened vith which a Turk, with no other instrument than nality. A young and comely washerwoman, whose bread burnt on the Friday before noon, and every a very long gimlet, which he turned rapidly by means account with the wit might be compared to a thea- utensil used for leaven removed on the Friday before of a bow and catgut, would bore the tube of a pipe trical piece without a denouement, made her way the Sabbath commences, receiving only two meals through a cherry or jessamine stick, perhaps more one morning into the author's apartment, and in a for the Sabbath. After breakfast on the Sabbath than six feet long. The pipe bazaar is a favourite positive tone demanded, once for all, as she termed they shake out the cloth on which they have eaten, place of resort; and many a Tartar and Janissary it, the settlement of her account. Your account!' and put away the utensils, with those not to be used may be seen there looking wistfully into the glass'exclaimed the poet, slipping on his clothes behind during the festival. The above festival lasts eight

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clear days, during which time the Jews are enjoined, war, when it was opposed by the puritans, a race of Scar the black thunder-cloud, to refrain from entering any house of public enter- men morose, stern, and inflexible. During the in

He passes swiftly by. tainment, and drinking any kind of malt liquor, terregnum it flourished with difficulty; and by un

BURS. their only beverage being rum, shrub, or raisin ceasing obloquy and reproach, was at first persecut He seized his country's lyre, wine. The rum must be in the same state in which ed into unpopularity, and at length to extinction. It With ardent grasp and strong; it is purchased at the docks, and on which the seal revived at the Restoration, and in 1660 Charles II. And made his soul of fire of the High Priest is placed as an attestation of its licensed two companies, Killigrew's and Davenant's. Dissolve itself in song, being genuine, and is termed “Cosher rum.”- From this period it continued gradually to improve London paper.

in interest and importance, till at length it attained Magician, whose dread spell, A Monkey Trick.-In 1813, a vessel that sailed its present state of perfection.

Working in pale moonlight, between Whiteheaven and Jamaica embarked on her À Curious Will.A worthy and wealthy trades From Superstition's cell

Invokes each satellite! homeward voyage, and, among other passengers, man, who died a few years since, had the following carried a female, who had at the breast a child only extraordinary item in his will—as may be seen in a few weeks old. One beautiful afternoon the cap

Doctors' Commons“I bequeath to my youngest Religious light is shed tain perceived a distant sail, and after he had grati- son, Thomas, two thousand pounds, and ail my luck Upon his soul's dark shrine;

And Vice veils o'er her head fied his curiosity, he politely offered his glass to his in the lotteries; and recommend it to him to adven

At his denouncing line. passenger, that she might obtain a clear view of the ture at least five pounds in every scheme-such a

YOUNG, object. Mrs. B. had the babe in her arms; she wrap- pursuit being the means that enabled me to com

Involved in pall of gloom, ped her shawl about the little innocent, and placed mence trade.” it on a sofa upon which she had been sitting. Scarcely

He haunts, with footsteps dread, had she applied her eye to the glass, when the helms

SELECT POETRY.

The murderer's midnight tomb, man exclaimed, “Good God! see what the mis

Aud calls upon the dead. chievous monkey bas done.. The reader may judge

TO A BRIDE.

0! when we hear the bell of the female's feelings, when, on turning round, Farewell! sweet cousin! ever thus she beheld the animal in the act of transporting her

Of“ Sabbath” chiming free,
Drop from us treasures, one by one,
beloved child apparently to the very top of the mast.

It strikes us like a knell,
They who have been from youth with us,
The monkey was a very large one, and so strong

And makes us think of Thee!
Whose very look, whose very tone

W. L. BOWLES. and active, that while it grasped the infant firmly

Are linked to us like leaves to flowers with the one arm, it climbed the shrouds nimbly by

From Nature's flowery throne They who have shared our pleasant hoursthe other, totally unembarrassed by the weiglit of

His spirit took its tight, Whose voices, so familiar grown, its burthen. One look was sufficient for the terrified

And moves serenely on

They almost seem to us our own, mother, and that look had well nigh been her last,

Io soft, sad, tender light. The echoes, as it were, of oursfor had it not been for the assistance of those around

SHELLEY, her she would have fallen prostrate on the deck,

They who have even been our pride,

A solitary rock Yet in their hours of triumph dearestwhere she was soon afterwards stretched apparently

In a far distant sea, They whom we most have known and tried, a lifeless corpse. The sailors could climb as well

Rent by the thunder's shock,
And loved the most when tried the nearest
as the monkey, but the latter watched their motions

An emblem stands of Thee!
They pass from us like stars that wane,

J. MONTGOMERY. narrowly; and as it ascended higher up the mast the

The brightest still before, moment they attempted to put a foot on the shrouds,

Upon thy touching strain,
Or gold links broken from a chain
the captain became afraid that it would drop the
That can be join'd no more.

Religion's spirit fair child, and endeavour to escape by leaping from one

Falls down like drops of rain, mast to another. In the meantime, the little inno What can we wish thee? Gifts hast thou,

And blends divinely there. cent was heard to cry; and though many thought it

Richer than wishes ever givewas suffering pain, their fears on this point were Gifts of the heart, and lip, and brow,

Clothed in the rainbow's beam, speedily dissipated when they observed the monkey Gifts that thou couldst not lose and live

'Mid strath and pastoral glen, imitating exactly the motions of a nurse, by dand-/ Better are these than aught that we,

He sees the fairies gleam, ling, soothing and caressing its charge, and even en This side of heaven, can wish for thee.

Far from the haunts of men. deavouring to hush it asleep. From the deck the Well then-ever may these increase lady was conveyed to the cabin, and gradually re

Deeper thy heart-richer thy tonestored to her senses. In the mean time, the captain Still on thy brow be written peace,

MARRIED, ordered every man to conceal himself below, and

Still be thine eye's kind spell its own

On the 26th ult. by Alderman S. Badger, Mr. quietly took his own station on the cabin stair, where Still may the spirit of thy smile

JAMES FRANCIS, of the county, to Miss CHARLOTTE he could see all that passed without being seen. The Have power, as now, all cares to lighten, JORDAN, of the city of Philadelphia. plan happily succeeded; the monkey, on perceiving And may thine own heart feel, the while,

On the 27th ult. by the same, Mr. HIRAM SHAW, that the coast was clear, cautiously descended from

The sunshine in which others brighted. of Chester county, to Miss Mary KNIGHT, of this his lofty perch, and replaced the infant on the sofa,

Life be to thee the summer tide

city. cold, fretful, and perhaps frightened, but in every 'Twill seem to others by thy side!

On the 29th ult. by the Rev. Philip F. Mayer, other respect as free from harm as when he took it

Mr. Aaron Helms, to Miss CATHERINE PHILLIPS, up. The humane captain had now a most grateful

POETICAL PORTRAITS.

both of this city. task to perform; the babe was restored to its mother's

SHAKSPEARE.
arms, amidst tears, and thanks, and blessings. His was the wizard spell,
Macdermid's Sketches of Nature.
The spirit to enchain:

DIED,
The Drama.—The earliest patent for acting co His grasp o'er nature fell,

In Willistown, Chester county, on the 5th inst., medies and tragedies is dated 1574; and such was the Creation own'd his reign.

PHEBE, wife of Jesse Yarnall, in the 51st year of rapid progress of this rational amusement, that early in the next century, not less than fifteen licensed His spirit was the home

On Wednesday evening, the 26th ult. Mr. PETER theatres were opened to the inhabitants of London.

Of aspirations high;

MURTO, in the Sist year of his age, after a short The best plays, especially those of Shakspeare, were A temple whose hugh dome

and severe illness. acted chiefly at the Blackfriar's theatre, or at the Was hidden in the sky.

Thursday morning, the 3d inst. after a short and Globe in Southwark. A flag was hoisted on the

BYROX.

severe illness, in the 38th year of his age, Captain front of each theatre. The price of admission to the Black clouds his forehead bound,

ROBERT H. CAMPBELL. best places was a shilling, to the inferior ones a pen

And at his feet were flowers: ny or two pence. The critics sat on the stage, and Mirth, Madness, Magic found

THIS DAY is published, by JESPER HARDING, 744 South were furnished with pipes and tobacco. The curtain

In him their keenest powers.

Second Street, and 36 Carter's Alley, THE PROTESTANT

EPISCOPALIAN AND CHURCH REGISTER. Deroled drew not up, but was drawn back on each side. From

SCOTT.

to the interests of religion in the Protestant Episcopal the raillery of Sir Philip Sidney, it is doubtful whe He sings, and lo! Romance

Church. Edited by an Association of Clergymen. Vol. 1. ther there was a change of scenes. It is probable this

Starts from its mouldering urn,

.No. 6, for June, 1830. deficiency was supplied by the names of places being While Chivalry's bright lance

CONTENTS.- The Hardening of Pharaoh- The Dream of written in large characters on the stage; stating, for And nodding plumes return.

Life-"As thy day, so shall thy strength be"-Divine Prori. instance, that this was a wood, a garden, Thebes,

dence-Public Worship-Bishop Ravenscroft-Atheism and Rome, or Alexandria, as the case might require. Within the enchanting womb

Infidelity-The Pious Nobleman-False Reasoning-The The stage was lighted with branches like those

Of his vast genius, lie

Trinity not the only Mystery-Saltary Hints-A Brief Ac

count of the Armenian Church-Watching by the Deadhung in churches. Before the exhibition began, Bright streams and groves, whose gloom

Earthly Pleasures--The Land of the Dying and Livingthree flourishes, sounding, or pieces of music were Is lit by Una's eye.

Vows Broken and Renewed-The Goodness of God-Validi played; and music was likewise played between the

WORDSWORTH.

ty of Ordinances--An Appeal to Beauty-Errors of Modern acts. Perukes and masks formed part of the stage He hung his harp upon

Education - Convention of the Diocese of Pennsylvaniaparaphernalia: and the female parts for the first hun Philosophy's pure shrine;

Bishop White's Address-Bishop Onderdonk's Address-An. dred years were performed by young men.

nual Report of the Female Episcopal Tract Society-Sunday One And placed by Nature's throne,

School Celebration-Meeting of the Board of Directors of uie dramatic piece composed the whole entertainment; Composed each placid line.

Domestic and foreign Missionary Society-Intelligence and the honrs of acting began at one in the afternoon,

Summary and lasted about two hours. The audience, before His strain like holy hymns

The Protestunt Episcopalian is published monthly, in the performance, amused themselves with reading Upon the ear doth float,

numbers of 10 pages each, royai octato. Terms, $2 50 per or playing at cards; others drank ale or smoked to Or voice of cherubim, bacco. For some time plays were acted on Sundays In mountain vale remote. only; after 1579, they were acted on Mondays and

GRAY.

* Checks, Cards, Handbills, and PRINTING of every other days indiscriminately.

Soaring on pinions proud,

description executed with neatness, accuracy, and despatch Such continued the state of the drama till the civil The lightnings of his eye

lat this office.

MILTOX.

her age.

SPENCER,

WILSON.

annum.

No. 24.

PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17,

1830.

annum.

Published every Thursday by JESPER HARDING, 36 Car-land it was my office, at those times, to endeav- thoughts, and our conversation, consequently, ter’s Alley, and 744 South Second Street. Price, $12 50 per our to convince him, that it was not permitted desultory and irregular. I seldom disturbed

Agents who procure and forward payment for four suh he should perish everlastingly, when he tempt- his reflections when he was in those moods of seribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and so in ed such a doom, but rather that he should live silent abstraction; and this evening I was the proportion for a larger number.

and repent. I strove to calm his terrors by re- less inclined to do so, because I was rioting in

calling the words of consolation, which had the luxury of my own meditations inspired by POETRY.

bound up the wounds of a heart stricken more the glorious scene which encompassed me. STANZAS.

deeply than even his own: “ If thou return to We arrived at our bench, and seated ourBY THE LATE ST. GEORGE TUCKER, ESQ

the Almighty, thou shalt be built up; thou shalt selves. The ascent had wearied us a little, and Days of my youth, put away inquity far from thy tabernacle.”

I was still gazing with an untired eye, and deYe have glided away:.

It was one in the many conversations we lighted spirit, upon the gorgeous landscape beHairs of my youth,

had held together upon the subject, that I ven- fore me, over which the sun's setting rays Ye are frosted and gray;

tured, (I hardly know under what vague im- had spread a mantle of dewy light, when he Eyes of my youth, Your keen sight is no more:

pulse or desire,) to touch upon the cause of his addressed me. Cheeks of my youth,

crime, and to glance at the fearful nature of “Do you remember," said he, and there was Te are furrow'd all o'er;

that awful tempest of the passions, which must a slightly tremulous faltering in his voice,“ a Strength of my youth,

surely precede and accompany self-murder. I strange wish you once expressed, to know the All your vigor is gone:

could perceive that I had flung open the por- cause, and all the miserable circumstances--' Thoughts of my youth,

tals of a scene from the harrowing visions of “ I do!" I exclaimed, interrupting him; “ and Your gay visions are flown.

which his spirit recoiled with horror; his coun- I was heartily ashamed then, as I have been Days of my youth,

tenance underwent a distressing change; his ever since, of my depraved curiosity."
I wish not your recall:
Hairs of my youth,

lip quivered, his eye dilated, his brow was knit “ I thought it strange, continued my friend I'm content ye should fall;

forcibly together, his breathing was quick and in the same faltering tone of voice,“ to wish Eyes of my youth,

spasmodic, and his whole appearance like that to tear open a ghastly wound for the sake of You much evil have seen:

of a man who had been suddenly accused of a seeing how hideous it looked; to stretch me on Cheeks of my youth,

crime he could not deny, but which he believed the rack that you might count my groans, and
Bathed in tears you have been; no human tongue, save his own, could declare. take a special note of the very order in which
Thoughts of my youth,
You have led me astray:

I deplored my rashness, and at that moment I each nerve and sinew cracked; to gauge the
Strength of my youth,

would have given half the remaining years I depth of that anguish which hurried me to the Why lament your decay? had to live, to recall my words.

abyss of perdition, and of that tenfold greater Days of my age,

He was silent; gradually the pang I had so anguish, that unutterable agony, which followYe will shortly be past:

wantonly inflicted subsided, and I resolved, in ed the delirium of the moment when I sprung Pains of my age,

my own mind, never again to let my curiosity from its brink. But I have learned to know Yet awhile ye can last; kindle at a flame so unhallowed.

that every pang that I suffer here is but a part Joys of my age,

It was several months after this occurrence, of an offended God's appointed penalty for În true wisdom delight:

that he called upon 'me one evening, and pro- guilt; and though, with the timid shrinking of Eyes of my age,

posed a walk. He had often done so before ; the flesh, I would have shunned the infliction Be religion your light; Thoughts of my age,

but on this occasion I thought I perceived an at the time, I trust I have bowed myself meekDread ye not the cold sod:

unusual anxiety in his manner not to be denied. ly and submissively to it since. You can never Hopes of my age,

It was high summer, the evening calm, cool, know what it has cost me to trace the picBe ye fix'd on your God.

and beautiful; and as I looked upon the rich ture, and I shall never seek to know with what

landscape from my window, bathed in the sun- feelings you have contemplated it." SELECT TALES.

ny haze which so commonly succeeds to a sul He put into my hands a small roll of paper,

try day in our climate, I felt that it would be and added with great earnestness, “ I have THE CONFESSIONS OF A SUICIDE, a blasphemy against nature,” (to use a poeti- borne my punishment. Such portion of my

cal expression of Milton's prose) not to wander atonement as that is meant to satisfy is releasI knew a man, some years ago, who at one among her works.

ed. Let it not be again exacted!" period of his life had attempted suicide, but We set forth. The walks round -where It was with a sense of deep humiliation I refailed in his intention of self-destruction. The I then lived, cannot easily be surpassed, upon ceived the roll from him ; for I could not enter mere verbal critic may quibble at my designa- a small scale, for picturesque beauty and varie-into his impressions, which invested with the tion of him; but it morally expresses himself

, ty. On every side rose sloping hills of grace-character of a propitiatory sacrifice what I coriand his act. Had immediate surgical aid been ful form, their sides covered with thick woods sidered only as a confession wrung from newly unattainable, or its application ineffectual, he whose masses of dense foliage contrasted finely awakened remorse by the prurience of a diseascould have suffered no more. He had gone with those portions of the ascents which were ed curiosity. He had read me a severe lesson, through allof bodily pang, and of mentalanguish, either under cultivation, or left as pasturage and turned my eyes inward upon my own inowhich consciousness could make horrible for cattle, and which ran shelving down, by a tives with a stern but searching scrutiny. What remained of life would have been slowly gentle declivity, to the rocky banks of the The writer of what follows is now a partakextinguished, with no more perception of its mazy Severn. In every direction, there were er of the great mystery of life—its end! I sa iv feeble and final struggle than there is of the spots so lovelily laid out by the hand of nature, him die. His death was perfect resignation to convulsive tremblings of the trunk, when the consisting of woodland, meadow, orchard, hill the decree of Heaven; but doubts and fears dishead has been dissevered by the axe of the ex- and valley, that they required only the addition mayed his spirit as the curtain fell upon this ecutioner,

of greater space to conter upon them the high- world, and he hung trembling over the impeneI knew this man. It was full twenty years est character of diversified landscape. From trable obscurity of the next. after the event of which I have spoken. He one or two of the surrounding eminences, in I know not with what emotions others may was then religious, with something of that deed, prospects were obtained of considerable peruse what he wrote. For myself, I may truly gloom and austerity in his religion which gave extent, and the eye ranged with delight from say, the remembrance of myömra is, and must it a tinge of fanaticism. This was, perhaps, the rich and luxuriant scenery immediately be- ever be, among the most paintul recollections the natural consequence of his situation. His neath the feet of the spectator, to the far out- of my life. It ran thus, tnind was of a superior order: his sensibility spread level of waving corn fields, which was “ I can easily imagine that the vague conacute and morbid. The former would not al-terminated by a bold outline of lofty hills. templation of suicide as a last and certain relow nim to disguise from himself the enormity As we sauntered along, beneath the shade fuge, when afflictions become intolerable, has of his transgression; while the latter heighten- of a noble avenne of stately trees, consisting of presented it if to thousands, who have never ed his sense of enormity to a feeling of despair, walnut, oak, elm, and ash, to our favourite seen the moment when the burden of their sorwhen he reasoned upon the possibility of ade-seat under a large yew tree, which crowned rows could not be borne. But wo to the mire.

quate expiation. It was sometimes frightful to with solitary and sombre grandeur one of the rable wretch who at last says to himself, Now • kbserve the agony with which he doubted offor- graceful sloping hills I have mentioned, my I will lay my burthen down, for I faint, and can

giveness hereafter. I enjoyed his confidence, companion seemed absorbed in his own go no further!

BY THE AUTHOR OF FIRST AND LAST.

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