Gambar halaman


who was a good swimmer and could remain a long mittee conceive, may be surmounted by the establish- extend over, and operate on the portions of territory

money enough. [Takes out a roll of bank notes.] “To check improvidence in parents, your Com-vide for the annexation of parts of the Indian terriHow much is the bill?

mittee conceive that it would be prudent and Pr. Deo. [His eyes glistening at sight of the to assess a yearly tax, perhaps of five dollars for all tory to different counties in the state, are omitted. children between the ages of three and thirteen

“An Act to add the territory lying within the money.] Three dollars, Sir.

years. This would prevent persons from too care- chartered limits of Georgia, and now in the occuTwist. I hav’nt any thing less than a ten lessly incurring the responsibility of parents, while pancy of the Cherokee Indians, to the counties of dollar bill.

it would be oppressive to no one, inasmuch as the Carroll, De Kalb, Gwinnet, Hall, and Habersham, Pr. Dev. Shall I take it and get it changed? expenses of a child at home in the poorest and most and to extend the laws of this state over the same, Twist. No; I wont put you to that trouble.

and to annul all laws and ordinances made by the miserable manner would much exceed that amount. Pr. Dev. It's no trouble at all; I can do it lic, would furnish ti-om ten to fifteen millions annu- compensation of officers serving legal process in said

“This tax alone, if adopted throughout the repub- Cherokee nation of Indians, and to provide for the in half a minute.

ally, to the Public School Fund. Twist. No; I'll get it changed, and send the “In what manner the surplus above this amount and to repel the ninth section of the act of eighteen money early to-morrow morning. may be raised most beneficially, your Committee hundred and twenty-eight upon this subject.

“Sect. 6. - And be it further enacted, That all the The devil being fairly beat, returned; and it think it unnecessary, at this early stage of proceedis presumed the ten dollar bill is yet unchanged, ing, to inquire. Convinced they are that no appli- laws, both civil and criminal, of this state, be, and as neither the money nor Mr. Twistificator has the people, or would be more willingly sanctioned territory respectively, and all persons whatever re

cation of public funds is so essentially beneficial to the same are hereby extended over said portion of yet appeared.-N. Y. Constellation. by them than this, and that the expense to the na

siding within the same, shall, after the first day of tion will be but a drop in the bucket, compared to June next, be subject and liable to the operation of The following curious story of a murderer is told the national benefits therefrom to be obtained.

said laws, in the same manner as other citizens of in the Nottingham Review:

“Among the chief preliminary difficulties, your

this state, or the citizens of other counties respec. “Some time ago, a man was hanged at Calcutta,

Committee remark the deficiency of competent teach-ively, and all the writs and processes whatever,

and suitable school-books. The first, your Com- issued by the courts or officers of said courts, shali while under water. Availing himself of his ability ment of a Model State School, where teachers may hereby added to the same respectively.

“Sect. 7. And be it further enacted, That after does, where the Indian ladies go to bathe, he used be trained; and by rendering the office of public to seize one, without being seen by the others, and teacher so honourable and desirable, that the best the first day of June next, all laws, ordinances, ordrown her, and then robher of the jewels which talent in the country would be enlisted for public ders, and regulations of any kind whatever, made, these ladies never lay aside, even when they are

education. To meet the second, your Committee passed, or enacted by the Cherokee Indians, either bathing. The other ladies, seeing one of their friends suggest that government should offer liberal pre- in general council, or any other way whatever, or by disappear suddenly, believed she was carried away dium of the useful and liberal arts; the exact sciences, are hereby declared to be null and void and of no

miums for the best set of school books, a compen- any authority whatever of said tribe, be, and the same by some crocodile. At last it happened that a young and every other branch of an accomplished and en- effect, as if the same had never existed, and in all escaping from his horrible attempt; and to the great lightened education.

ful for the defendant to justily under any of said surprise of every body, she told them that she had “In conclusion, your committee would express laws, ordinances, orders or regulations; nor shall the been attacked, not by a crocodile, but by a man. Atheir firm conviction, that in proportion as the Me- courts of this state permit the same to be given in search was made for the ruffian; and, on being taken, chanies and Working Men of our city, of our state, evidence on the trial of any suit whatever. he avowed that he had followed that trade for seven and of our republic generally, interest themselves in “ Sect. 8.' And be it further enacted, That it shan years past.”

this subject, in proportion as they take a firm, deci- not be lawful for any person or body of persons by sive stand, and adopt enlarged and liberal views in arbitrary power or by virtue of any pretended rule,

regard to Public Education—in the same proportion ordinance, law, or custom of said Cherokee nation, LITERARY PORT FOLIO. will be the ultimate success of their cause.

to prevent, by threats, menaces, or other means, to

endeavour to prevent any Indian of said nation, reTHURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1830. A new satire is in the press at Charleston, S. C. Il siding within the chartered limits of this state, from

enrolling as an emigrant or actually emigrating, or is intended as a touch at the poets, and is from the removing from said nation; nor shall it be lawful for Education.-We have received and read with pen of a writer of some note. The following synopsis any person or body of persons by arbitrary power or pleasure, the report of the sub-committee of New of its character is from the Charleston City Gazeite. by virtue of any pretended rule, ordinance, law, or York on the subject of education. It advocates a

custom of said nation, to punish in any manner, or

“We have been permitted to peep into a few of to molest either the person or property, or 10 abridge national system, by which the children of the poor the first pages of “The Age of Rhyme, or a Glance the rights or privileges of any Indian for enrolling and rich shall be fed, clothed, and educated at the at the Poets,' a new satire, now in press in this city, his or her names as an emigrant, or for emigrating, expense of the nation. This project is enforced by from the pen of one of our citizens. There is a slip- or intending to emigrate from said vation. the most powerful and convincing arguments, which deal of bitter poignancy, which, in literary affairs, person or body of persons offending against the pro

“Sect. 9. And be it further enacted, That any shod and graceful ease about it, coupled with a good we only regret our limits prevent us from reprinting. admirably spices and makes the dead letter of com- Visions of the foregoing section, shall be guilty of a The following are the suggestions in relation to rais position palatable and exciting. The dexterity ex- high misdemeanor, subject to indictment, and on ing sufficient funds for the support of this system:- for meleeis such as to pursuade'us of the severity common jail of any county of this state, or by con

hibited in the introduction—the preparatory parley conviction, shall be punished by confinement in the “Your Committee conceive, that education is and keenness of the stroke which follows; and, we finement at hard labour in the penitentiary for a emphatically THE BUSINESS OF THE GOVERNMENT: Joubt not, that the lady-like scribblers of the Ame-term not exceeding four years, at the discretion of What is the first and chief end of government, if not rican Athens will feel rather sore under its infliction. the court. to produce peace and harmony among men And The whole herd is roused by the hunter, from Jem “ Sect. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall what means are so effectual to produce peace and my Percival to Johnny Neal. Willis is made to offer not be lawful for any person or body of persons, by harmony, as an enlightened public education? Is it up his devotions to L. E. L. (his pet puppy) on the arbitrary power, or under colour of any pretended not the magistrate's duty, it he knows that a crime spirit of a bended knee-and from Robert Walsh rule, ordinance, law, or custom of said nation, to prewill be cominitted, to prevent its commission? And toʻJames M'Henry, the game's afoot-and the vent, or offer to prevent, or deter any Indian, head do we not all know, that to leave twenty thousand chase is inveterate and unsparing. The work, we man, chief, or warrior of said nation residing within children, as we do now in this very city, to the edu- understand, is in forwardness, and will appear in a the chartered limits of this state, from selling or cedcation of chance, in our streets and alleys, will lead few days. to the commission of crime? Is it not, therefore,

ing to the United States for the use of Georgia the clearly and positively, the magistrate's duty to pro

whole or any part of said territory, or to prevent or vide for Public Education?

The Indians.--As a subject of interest we pub- rior of said nation, residing as aforesaid, from meet

offer to prevent any Indian, head man, chief, or war“Again, is it not to protect the helpless and op- lish below, the law of Georgia recently adopted by fing in council or treaty, any commissioner or compressed, that governments are instituted! And who the legislature of that state, by which, it will be per- missioners on that part of the United States, for will not, or cannot procure for it a useful, rational ceived, that the Cherokee Indians must either leave any purpose whatever

. education? Is not this a species of oppression from the state or submit to the laws of Georgia. It must

“ Sect. 11. And be it further enacted, That any which it will probably never recover? which may be remembered that one of the requirements of the visions of the foregoing section, shall be guilty of a

person or body of persons offending against the proleave its blighting effects on mind and body, while life remains? If to protest from such oppression, be Constitution is, that no body of people shall be suf-high misdemeanor, subject to indictment, and on not a sacred, binding duty of government, what duty tered to enact and enforce laws within the jurisdic- conviction, shall be confined at hard labour in the is sacred and binding? “We hold the opinion, therefore, that there is no che state in any of whose sections they locate themtion of the Union, distinct from those enforced by penitentiary for not less than four, nor longer than

six years, at the discretion of the court. call for the public money, more strictly, and imme

“ Sect. 12. And be it further enacted, That it shall diately, and essentially for the public benefit, than in selves. A dreadful outcry has been made in refer- not be lawful for any person or body of persons, by the case of public education. And we are further ence to this law of Georgia. We suggest to our arbitary force or under colour of any pretended rules, convinced, that there is no expenditare of the peo- readers a full investigation and knowledge of the ordinances, law, or custom of said nation; to take by them than this; provided they were satisfied with case, before they form any hasty judgment. It is as listing as an emigrant, attempting to emigrate, cedthe system of education itself.

indispensable that the rights of our citizens be pre-ing or attempting to cede as aforesaid, the whole or "Your Committee are of opinion therefore, that served as those of the Indians, although we are not any part of said territory, or meeting or attempting whatever expenses may be necessary for the esta advocates of any oppression of that people.

to meet in treaty or in council as aforesaid, any comblishment and support of National Public Schools,

missioner or commissioners as aforesaid, and any pershould be borne by government.

The five first sections of the act, which merely pro- son or body of persons offending against the provi


sions of this section shall be guilty of murder, subject stay, during which Lucy was not at home, asked had now grown to woman's stature--tall, though to indietment, and on conviction, shall suffer death if they would let him have lodgings with them she scarcely seemed so, except when among her by hanging “Sect. i3. And be it further enacted, That should books, and that he would take his meals with filling, and far more than fulfilling, the fair pro

for a few months,-a single room for bed and playmates; and in her maturing loveliness, fulany of the foregoing offences be committed under co- the family. Enthusiastic boy! to him poetry had mise of her childhood. Never once had the young or law of said nation, all persons acting therein either been the light of life, nor did ever hero of poetry stranger-stranger no more--spoken to daughas individuals or as pretended executive, ministerial, belong more entirely than he to the world of ima-ter, father or mother, of his love. Indeed, for all or judicial officers, 'shall be deemed and considered gination! He had come into the free mountain that he felt towards Lucy, there must have been as principals, and subject to the pains and penalties region from the confinement of the college walls, some other word than love. Tenderness, which herein before prescribed.

and his spirit was expanded within him like a was almost pity--an affection that was often sad, “Sect. 14. And be it further enacted, That for all rainbow. No eye had he for realities—all na- wonder at her surpassing beauty, not less at her demands which may come within the jurisdiction of a magistrate's court, suit may be brought for the

ture was seen in the light of fancy-not a single unconsciousness of its power--admiration of her same in the nearest district of the county to which object at sunrise and sunset the same. All was spiritual qualities, that ever rose up to meet inthe territory is hereby annexed, and all the officers beautiful within the circle of the green hill tops, struction as if already formed and that heart. serving any legal process, or any person living on whether shrouded in the soft mists, or clearly throbbing that stirs the blood of youth when the any portion of the territory herein named, shall be outlined in a cloudless sky. Home, friends, col- innocent eyes it loves are beaning in the twientitled to receive the sum of five cents for every leges, cities, -all sunk away into oblivion, and light through smiles or through tears,—these, mile he may ride to serve the same, after crossing Harry Howard felt as if wafted off on the wings and a thousand other feelings, and above all, the the present limits of said counties, in addition to the of a spirit

, and set down in a land beyond the sea, creative faculty of a poet's soul, now constituted fees already allowed by law; and in case any of said foreign to all he had before experienced, yet in his very being when Lucy was in his presence, legal process issued by any court or Magistrate, Jus- its perfect and endless beauty appealing every nor forsook him when he was alone among the tice of the Interior court or Judge of the Superior hour more tenderly and strongly to a spirit awa- mountains. court of any of said counties, he is hereby authorized kened to new power, and revelling in new emo. At last it was known through the country that to call out a sufficient number of the militia of said tion. In that cottage he took up his abode. In Mr. Howard the stranger, the scholar, the poet, counties to aid and protect him in the execution of a few weeks came a library of books in all lan- the elegant gentleman, of whom nobody knew his duty.

guages; and there was much wondering talk much, but whom every body loved, and whose “Sect. 15. And be it further enacted, That no over all the country side about the mysterious father must at least have been a lord, was going Indian or descendant of any Indian residing within

--in a year or less-to marry the daughter of the Creek or Cherokee nations of Indians, shall be young stranger who now lived at the fold. deemed a competent witness in any court of this

Every day, and when he chose to absent him- Allan Fleming-Lucy of the Fold. Oh grief and state to which a white person may be a party, except

self from his haunts among the hills, every hour shame to the parents—if still living—of the noble such white person reside within the said nation." was Lucy before the young poet's eyes--and boy! O sorrow for himself when his passion dies

every hour did her beauty was more beautiful in - when the dream is dissolved—and when, in SELECTIONS.

his imagination. Who Mr. Howard was, or even place of the angel of light who now moves beif that were indeed his real name, no one knew; fore him, he sees only a child of earth, lowly

but none doubted that he was of gentle birth, born, and long rudely bred, a being only fair as LUCY OF THE FOLD.

and all with whom he had ever conversed in many others are fair, sister in her simplicity to FROM BLACKWood's EDINBURGI MAGAZINE,

his elegant amenity, could have sworn that a maidens no less pleasing than she, and partaking Many a tame tradition embalmed in a few pa- youth so bland and free, and with such a voice, of many weaknesses, frailties, and faults now thetic verses, lives for ages, while the memory and such eyes, would not have injured the hum- unknown to herself in her happiness, and to of the most affecting incidents to which genius has blest of God's creatures, much less such a crea- him in his love! Was there no one to rescue allied no general emotion, fades like the mist, and ture as Lucy of the fold. It was indeed even them from such a fate,-from a few months of leaves the heart-rending grief undeplored. Ele s0,- for before the long summer days were gone, imaginary bliss, and from many years of real gies and dirges might have well been sung amidst be who had never had a sister, loved her even as bale! How could such a man as Allan Fleming the green ruins of yonder cottage, that looks now if she had slept on the same maternal bosom.-- be so infatuated as to sell his child to fickle youth, almost like a fallen wall-at best, the remnants of Father or mother he now had none,--indeed, who would soon desert her broken hearted! Yet a cattle shed, shaken down by the storm. Twen- scarcely one near relation; although he was rich kind thoughts, wishes, hopes and beliefs prety years ago-how short a time in natural history in this world's riches; but in them poor in com- vailed, nor were there wanting stories of the -how long in that of private sorrows!-all parison with the noble endowments nature had olden time, of low born maidens married to tongues were speaking of the death, that there lavished upon his mind. His guardians took lit- youths of high estate, and raised from hut to hall, befel, and to have seen the weeping, you would tle heed of the splendid but wayward youth, and becoming mothers of a lordly line of sons, that have thought that the funeral could never have knew not now whither his fancies had carried were counsellors to kings and princes. been forgotten. But stop now the shepherd on him, were it even to some savage land. Thus, In spring, Mr. Howard went away for a few the hill, and ask him who lived of old in that the fold became to him the one dearest roof months-it was said to the great city of London, nook, and chance is, he knows not even their under the roof of heaven. All the simple on- and on his return at Midsummer, Lucy was to be name, much less the story of their afflictions.- goings of that humble home, love and imagina-his bride. They parted with a few peaceful That farm-house was inhabited by Allen Flem- tion beautified into poetry; and all the rough or tears, and though absent were still together:--ing, his wife, and an only child, known familiarly coarser edges of lowly life were softened away And now a letter came to the Fold, saying that in her own small world, by the name of Lucy of in the light of genius that transmitted every thing before another Sabbath he would be at the Fold. the Fold. In almost every vale among the moun. on which it fell; while all the silent intimations A few beautiful fields in Eastdale, long mortga. tains, there is its peculiar pride-some one crea. which nature gave there of her primal sympa-ged beyond their fee simple by the hard working ture to whom nature has been especially kind, thies, in the hut as fine and forceful as in the statesman from whom they reluctantly were passand whose personal beauty, sweetness of dispo- hall

, showed to his excited spirit pre-eminentlying away, had meanwhile been purchased by sition, and felt superiority of mind and manner, beautiful, and chained it to the hearth around Mr. Howard, and in that cottage they were to single her out, unconsciously, as an object of at- which was read the morning and the evening abide, till they had built for themselves a house traction and praise, making her the May-day prayer.

a little farther up the side of the sylvan hill, beQueen of the unending year. Such a darling What wild schemes does not love imagine, and low the shadow of Helm Crag: Lucy saw the was Lucy Fleming, ere she had finished her thir. in the face of very impossibility achieve! “Sabbath of his return and its golden sun, but it teenth year; and strangers who had heard tell will take Lucy to myself, if it should be in place was in her mind's eye only, for ere it was to deof her loveliness, often dropped in, as if by acci- of all the world. I will myself breathe light over scend behind the hills, she was not to be among dent, to see the beauty of Rydelmere. Her parents her being, till in a new spring it shall be adorn- the number of living things. rejoiced in their child; nor was there any reasoned with living flowers that fade not away, pe Up Forest-Ullswater the youth had come by why they should dislike the expression of delight rennial and self renewed. In a few years, the the light of the setting sun; and as he crossed and wonder, with which so many regarded her. brighi, docile creature shall have the soul of a the mountains to Grassmere by the majestic pass Shy was she as a woodland bird, but as fond of very angel--and then before God and his holy of the solitary Hawse, still as every new star her nest too; and when there was nothing near altar, mine shall she become forever--here and arose in heaven, with it arose as lustrous a new to disturb, her life was almost a perpetual hymn. hereafter--in this paradise of earth, and if more emotion from the bosom of his betrothed. The From joy to sadness, and from sadness to joy ;- celestial be, in the paradise of heaven.” midnight hour had been fixed for his return to the from silence to song, and from song to silence; Thus two summers and two winters wheeled Fold, and as he reached the cliffs above Whitefrom stillness, like that of the butterfly on the away into the past; and in the change, imper- moss, lo! according to agreement, a light was flower, to motion, like that of the same creature ceptible from day to day, but glorious at last, burning in the low window, the very planet of wavering in the sunshine over the wood top, was wrought on Lucy's nature by communication love. It seemed to shed a bright serenity over to Lucy as welcome a change, as the change of with one so prodigally endowed, scarcely could all the vale, and the moon glittering waters of lights and shadows, breezes and calms, in the her parents believe it was their same child, ex. Rydlelmere were asán image of life, pure, lonely, mountain country of her birth.

cept that she was dutiful as before, as affection- undisturbed, and at the pensive hour how proOne summer day, a youthful stranger appear- ate, and as fond of all the familiar objects, dead found! “Blessing and praise be to the gracious ed at the door of the house, and after an hour's or living, round and about her birth place. She God! who framed my spirits so to delight in his

beautiful and glorious creation,-blessing and and on--and away--and returning--was heard/mould in which she formed him; and yet the praise be to the Holy One, for the boon of my the buzzing of large bell Alies, attracted by beau. internalsympathies of the world are deeply inMary's innocent and religious love." Prayers ty in its corruption. “Ha, ha!” starting up, he terested in the personal history of this supposcrowded fast into his soul, and tears of joy fell cried in horror, " What birds of prey are these, ed anomaly of nature. The obscure and dofrom his eyes, as he stood at the threshold, almost whom Satan has sent to devour the corpse?" mestic incidents of Voltaire's existence, those afraid in the trembling of life-deep, affection to He became stricken with a sort of palsy, and few voiceless days not sung in glory's legend, meet her first embrace!

being led out to the open air, was laid down, are not sought with that inquisitive ardour that In the silence, sobs and sighs, and one or two seemingly as dead as her within, on the green impels the multitude after the haunted reveries long deep groans! Then in another moment he daisied turf, where beneath the shadow of the of Rousseau. The latter deeply participated saw through the open door of the room where sycamore they had so often sat, building up beau in those half physical traits that are attributes Mary used to sleep, several figures, moving to tiful vision of a long blissful life! and fro in the light, and one figure upon its knees The company assembled, but not before his of nearly all the race of man, the most common

bosoms thrill and sympathize to the represenwho else could it be but her father! unnoticed eyes; the bier was lifted up and moved away he became one of the pale facer company and down the sylvan slope, and away round the head tation of his feelings, all brilliant and glowing there he beheld her on the bed, mute and mo- of the Lake, and over the wooden bridge, ac- as they are, tinged by the magic of his genius tionless, her face covered with a deplorable companied here and there, as it passed the way ---there is a chord in almost every heart that betuty--eyes closed, and her hands clasped upon side houses on the road to Grassmere, by the echoes the language of his passions. But acher breast! “Dead, dead, dead!” muttered in sound of Psalms--but he saw, he beard not -- curately to appreciate Voltaire, requires an inhis ringing ears a voice from the tombs, and he when the last sound of the spade rebounded from tellect subtle by nature or refined by study, fell down in the midst of them with great violence the smooth arch of the grave, he was not by, but and a predominance of the moral over the phyupon the floor.

all the while he was laying where they left him, sical passions. In this age of religious liberty, Encircled with arms that lay round him softer with one or two pitying dalesmen at his head the fanatical deism of Voltaire appears extraand silkier far than Rower-wreaths on the neck and feet. When he awoke again and rose up, vagant and absurd; but let it be remembered of a child who has laid him down from play, was the cottage of the Fold was as if she had never that he lived at a period when the young De he, when he awoke from that fit--lying even on been born--for she had vanished forever and aye, la Barre was beheaded for a trifling insult of his own maiden's bed, and within her very bosom and her sixteen years smiling life was all extin-tered to a wooden image of the virgin, during that beat yet, although about to beat no more! guished in the dust!

a moment of accidental intoxication, and the At that blest awakening monient, he might have Weeks and months passed on, and still there worthy and respectable Calas broken on the thought he saw the first glimpse of light of the was a vacant wildness in his eyes, and a mortal wheel for a mere heresy of opinion. morning after his marriage day, for her face was ghastliness over his face, inexpressive of a reaturned towards his heart; with her faint breath-sonable soul. It scarcely seemed that he knew

“ Did (they) not this for France! which lay before

Bow'd to the inborn tyranny of years? ings he felt the touch of tears. Not tears alone where he was, or in what part of the earth, yet

Broken and trembling to the yoke she bore." now beclimmed those eyes, for tears he could when left by himself, he never sought to move have kissed, but the blue lids were heavy with beyond the boundaries of the Fold. During the

The writer thus remarks upon the ephemesomething that was not slumber—the orbs them. first faint glimmerings of returning reason, heral nature of that celebrity which is based selves were scarcely visible--and her voice-it would utter her name over and over many merely upon talents for shining in society. was gone, to be heard never again, till in the times, with a mournful voice, but still he knew I am haunted with a peculiar sense of the choir of white robed spirits, that sing at the right not that she was dead-then he began to caution brevity of life ; it seems as though a conscioushand of God!

them all to tread softly, for that sleep had fallen ness of this brevity should silence all prejudiYet no one doubted that she knew him-him upon her, and her fever in its blessed balm might ces, predilections, tastes, even the sinplest acts who had dropped down like a superior being, abate; then with groans too affecting to be borne of choice, and that a serene and ignorant nonfrom another sphere, on the innocence of her by those who heard them, he would ask, why, chalance is the only reasonable mode of existsimple childhood-had taught her to know so since she was dead, God had the cruelty to keep ence; images of the illustrious dead present much of her own soul--to love her parents with him, her husband, in life; and finally, and last of themselves, particularly those who were unfora profounder and more holy love-to see, in cha- all

, he imagined himself in Grassmere Church- tunate in their earthly career; what are they racters more divine, Heaven's promises of for. yard, and clasping a little mound on the green, now, with all their impassioned aims and intense giveness to every contrite heart—and a life of which it was evident he thought was her grave, studies; they float phantoms over the mirror of perfect blessedness beyond death and the grave! le wept over it for hours and hours, and kissed imagination and memory; and they, in whose A smile that shone over her face the moment it, and placed a stone at its head, and sometimes that she had been brought to know that he had all at once broke out into fits of laughter, till the but traditionary shadows. Where are all those

path of life flowers were strewn, what are they come at last, and was nigh at hand—and that hideous fainting fits returned, and after long con: brilliant geniuses, that shed such lustre over never left it, while her bosom moved--no, ne vulsions, left him lying as if stone dead. As for Paris in the days of Marmontel; who cast a for all the three days and three nights that he con- his bodily frame, when Lucy's father lifted it up tinued to sit beside the beautiful corpse, when in his arms, little heavier was it than a bundle radiance, warm, joyous, and extatic, over their father and mother were forgetting their cares in of withered fern. Nobody supposed that one so care-defying circles; there, not the feeblest ray sleep, that smile told all who stood around watch-miserably attenuated and ghost-like, could for of intellect, not the most sterile desire to please, ing her departure, neighbour, friend, priest, many days be alive,--yet not till the earth had were lost; they were eagerly caught and reparent, and him, the suddenly distracted and de-revolved seven times round the sun, did that body flected back as in a hundred vivid mirrors.solate, that, in the very moment of expiration, die, and then it was buried far far away from the Was Marmontel sincere-were these people she knew him well, and was recommending him Fold, the banks of Rydal water, and the sweet seducing as his gay pencil portrays—was the and his afflictions to the pity of one who died to mountains of Westmoreland; for after passing torch of friendship inextinguishable—the loves save sinners.

like a shadow through many foreign lands, he of capricious youth perpetuated to frozen age? Two days and two nights, we have said, did ceased his pilgrimage in Palestine, even beneath No-in these fallacious descriptions, it is the he sit beside her, who so soon was to have been the shadow of the Mount Sion, and was laid with novelist, not the biographer, who writes. But his bride--and come or go who would into the a lock of beautiful hair, which from the place it where now are all these votaries of learning room, he saw them not--his sight was fixed on held, strangers knew to have belonged to one and the arts, above all, of the art of happiness the winding sheet, eyeing it without a single dearly beloved--close to his heart on which it where is their pathway, their home? what tear from feet to forehead, and sometimes look- had lain so long, and was to moulder away in avails that facility, clearness, celerity, eagleing up to Heaven. As men forgotten in dun- darkness together, by a Christian hand and in a eyed penetration and wit, their painful laborigeons have lived miserably long without food, Christian sepulchre.

ous route to the pinnacle of intellect? “ They did he, and so he would have done, on and on to the most far off funeral day. From that one

won and passed away,” to the darkness and

REFLECTIONS AND TALES. chair close to the bed-side he never rose. Night

desolation of the tomb; and is it for this we

BY A LADY OF PHILADELPHIA. after night, when all the vale was hushed, he

children of the moment refine ideas, give sub

We find the following notice of a work entitled as never slept. Through one of the midnights above, in the New York American. It is now in the possession? Impressed with these ideas, all

stance to phantoms, and labour for a precarious there had been a great thunder storm, the light

course of publication in this city. ning smiting a cliff close to the cottage; but it

the monuments of genius and industry fade inseemed that he heard it not; and during the

The pages that we have seen, with some in- to insignificance—“ all is vanity.'' floods of next day, to him the roaring vale was

stances of false taste, and want of judgment, silent. On the morning of the funeral, the old evince a good deal of thought and originality, “ The why—the where—what boots it now to tell?" people—for now they seemed to be old-wept to expressed with tenderness and vivacity. The That true but chilling text rebukes my ardour; see him sitting unconscious beside their dead following notice of Rousseau is sketched with even now it censures what I write. child-for each of the few remaining hours had spirit, and is a favourable specimen of the style The following excerpts from this new publinow its own office, and a man bad come to nail of the book:

cation may prove entertaining. down the coffin. Three large specks suddenly Rousseau was a being of very rare organiza WIT AND HUMOUR.-Wit is abstract and realighted on the face of the corpse--and then off; tion; he himself believed that nature broke the fined; it resembles a delineation of Nature in

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

some of her eternal forms, recognised in every (what an assumed contempt of France, and last of many attempts to compel him to fast. He age. Humour is more conventional; it is an proud devotion to the minutest of her customs/took up the coals, blacked his face, went out, emblem of the fleeting fashions of the day. —and then the perpetual rivalries, and tasteless and lay down. At night he did not return into

FRIENDSHIP.-When friendship is altoge- struggles for pre-eminence through every the lodge of his parents, but slept without. In ther an affair of taste, and founded on the basis branch of society—the author of Pelham and his dream he saw a very beautiful woman come of caprice, it resembles the craving felt for pe- Vivian Grey, has some faint glimpses of the down from above, and stand at his feet. She culiar fruits, flowers, or beautiful toys; this truth, which he announces with the tone of a said, 'Ono-wut-to-kwut-to, I am come for you; species of friendship springs from the refine-first discoverer—but surely the story of those see that you step in my tracks.”. The lad obey. ment of independence or the recklessness of novels is every way unnatural.

ed without hesitation, and stepping carefully in obscure poverty; the struggling aspirant for Losing Caste.—That class of persons to her steps, he presently found himself ascending consequence finds it too unprofitable to meet whom nature has been niggardly in the gifts

above the tops of the trees, through the air and his views, he requires a more solid foundation of mind or body, have always the means of beyond the clouds. His guide at length passed -- but the common friendship of the world goes equalizing themselves in society; let them de through a small round hole, and he followed her for something, and its bonds should not for tri- scend a single step in the scale of rank, and

and found himself standing on a beautiful and

extensive prairie. fling perfidies be severed; this error of sensi- they will be received with esteem and considbility is too common in early youth, where the eration by those below; but alas! how rare is a large and rich looking lodge; entering here,

“They followed the path which led them to self-love of one party, wounded by the self-love the spirit that dictated the choice of the Roman they saw on one side pipes and war clubs, bows, and self-interest of another, recoils as though (first in a village, rather than second at arrows and spears, with various implements and appalled by discoveries hateful and horrid, and Rome ;) these slighted people, who seem to be ornaments of men. At the other end of the vehemently renounces all social ties—but what fashioned in mind and person for the foils or lodge, were the things belonging to women. a dream is life without society or extended in- appendages of society, live in contented inferi- Here was the home of the beautiful girl, who terests.

ority, and regard forfeiture of caste as the only had been his companion, and she had on the Loss of Beauty.—The world affects to mortal disgrace.

sticks, a belt she had not finished weaving. She commiserate the wounds of the heart, and to EGOTISM.—The fanciful, the boundless ego- said to him, my brother is coming, and I must disregard those of vanity.—What a division tism of genius flows from the same obscure conceal you.' So putting him in one corner, she of ideas is here produced by two phrases, that principle that inspires the insipid garrulity of spread the belt over him. Ono-wut-to-kwut-to, are in reality synonymous. With what su- ine unlettered, superannuated valetudinarian however, watched what passed without from his perficial frivolity the loss of beauty is treated who forever prates of disease. It is an inherent concealment, and saw the brother of the young by authors of great merit in other respects, and propensity, ripened to an unwonted exuberance woman come in, most splendidly dressed, and also in those gossiping conversations in actual by the prevailing fashions of the day-for how take down a pipe from the wall. After he had life which mean nothing; and yet, to the indi- little is known of the secret emotions that thrill- smoked, he laid aside his pipe and the sack convidual, how immense is that loss—what conse- ed the bosoms of Pope and his contemporariestaining his pah-koo-se-gun, and said, 'When, my quences it involves! Often glory, honour, re- But to the wits of the present era a Boswell sister, will you cease from these practices? Have spect, consideration, esteem, power, love, ex- were a superfluous appendage--the moralist you forgotten the greatest of Spirits has forbid

you to steal the children from below? You tinction of influence, either for good or evil; it will perhaps derive new lights from this universtrikes at all the moral part of being, and if sal confidence.

suppose that you have concealed this that you these are not wounds of the heart, what are? A CHARACTER.—The contour of his head here in the lodge? If you would not incur my

have now brought, but do I not know that he is Circumstances or disposition sometimes render and face was intellectual and majestic, and his displeasure, you must send him immediately down beauty a thing indifferent to its possessor; but features handsome, though not perhaps symme. to his friends. But she would not. He then often it is so identified with being, as to make trically regular, wore a look of penetration and said to the boy, when he found that his sister was the destiny of the individual; and its destruction sensibility that could never be mistaken; yet determined not to dismiss him, “You may as well unhinges the whole order of life, bringing more there was a shade over their meaning, and the so- come out from that place, where you are not piercing ills to the heart of sensibility, than phisticated eye of society might have deemed concealed from me, and walk about, for you will perfidy, calumny, or even penury.

his history too intensely written there. In those be lonesome and hungry if you remain there.' French Women are gitted with so redun-countenances where benevolence is strongly He took down a bow and arrow, and a pipe of dant a share of genius and energy, that in them conspicuous, there is usually an accompanying red stone, richly ornamented, to give him. So common sentiments become passions: of thisna-lookofimbecility. I have noticed this effect in the the boy came out from under the belt, and amuture was Du Deffand's friendship for Walpole, portraits of philanthropists and saints, whether sed himself with the bow and pipe the man gave and the love of De Sevigne for her daughter. sketched from nature or imagination—but bis him, and he became the husband of the young For nearly twocenturies France was embellish. was at once benign and intellectual. His po- woman who has brought him up from the woods ed by a succession of resplendent women; their liteness was invincible--it resembled inspiration, near his father's lodge. decay was, indeed, “ impregnate with divinity," and had its source in the heart—there it ema

“He went abroad in the open prairie, but in which shone with great lustre as life's frail ta- nated, and from the most rare and amiable of

all this fair and ample country, he found no inha. per waned; their youth was crowned with wit weaknesses,—tenderness for the feelings of bitants, except his wife and her brother. The and gayety-their age consoled by devotion, others, and boundless indulgence towards hu- plains were adorned with flowers, and garnished or philosophy, brilliant recollections, and above man frailty. He commented on life and its va- mals were not like those he had been accustom

with bright and sparkling streams, but the aniall, by the early acquired habit of happiness ; rieties as on a drama too hacknied to elicit se ed to see. Night followed day, as on the earth, the friendships of youth were retained and ma- verity of criticism; and the charm of his address but with the first appearance of light, the brotured by these amiable old people, and youth arose from the delicate flattery of manner rather ther-in-law of Ono-wut-to-kwut-to began to make sought admittance to their venerable coteries than phrase,-enforced by the tones of a voice preparations to leave the lodge. All day, and as to the repositories of the wit and grace of exquisitely modulated.

every day, he was absent, and returned in the other days. In our land, old people have no

evening; his wife, also, though not so regular in influence over sentiment or fashion; custom


the time of her departure and return, was often prescribes to them a dull, cloistered, monoto Au-do-me-ne, an intelligent Ottowwaw of absent great part of the night. nous life, which withers the mind ere the frame Wawgunukizze, in answer to my inquiries con “He was curious to know where they spent Joses its vigour; there exists no good without cerning their opinion of the sun and moon, re. all the time of their absence, and be obtained its attendant evil, and our happy government, lated to me the following fable:

from his brother-in-law permission to accompany which ensures to youthful industry the certain “Long ago, an old Ojibbeway chief and his him in one of his daily journeys. They went on ty of independence, re-acts on age in the form wife, who lived on the shore of Lake Huron, in a smooth and open path, through prairies, to of cold neglect or reluctant obedience.

had one son, a beautiful boy. His name was which they could see no boundary, until Ono. English Society. What unimaginable

Ono-wut-to-kwut-to, (he that catches clouds) wut-to-kwut-to, becoming hungry, asked his aristocrats the English are! they firmly believe and his totem, (family name) after that of his companion if he did not think he should find that all their plebeians come hideous from the father, a beaver. He would have been a great any game. ‘Be patient, my brother,' said he, hands of nature ; then the solemn frivolity of

favourite with them, for he was, in the main, af- this is my road in which I walk every day, and their distinctions, and the solemn pedantry

fectionate and dutiful, except that they could at no great distance is the place where I con. with which they are displayed; would not the him charcoal, instead of his usual breakfast, he you shall see how I am supplied with food.'

never persuade him to fast. Though they gave stantly eat my dinner. When we arrive there stoic laugh to read that the use of the fork in would never blacken his face, and if he could “They came at length to a place where were eating, and the disuse of cheese, are deemed find fish-eggs, or the head of a fish, he would many fine mats to sit down upon, and a hole the surest tests not only of gentility, but of all roast them, and have something to eat. Once through which to look down upon the earth. the finest qualities, and this from authors of they took from him what he had thus cooked in Ono-wut-to-kwut-to, at the bidding of his comlearning and reputation. What exquisite spe-place of his accustomed breakfast, and threw panion, looked down through this hole, and saw cimens in their Tremaines and De Lisles-him some coals instead of it. But this was the far beneath him the great lakes, and the villages,

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

not of the Ojibbeways only, but of all the red/ LICKING MOLASSES.-A rustic of very sin-| One object which he valued more skins. In one place he saw a party, stealing gular ambition, wished to be a king, that he Than all the wealth he gathered there

The loved one in his native land silently along toward the hunting camp of their might do nothing all day, but “ lick ’lasses and enemies, and his companion told him what would swing on a gate.” If licking molasses were to

More dear than gems of Sarmacand. be result of the attack they were about to make, be taken as a proof of royalty,kings and queens

And he had wealth-the wealth of gold In another place he saw people feasting and may be seen on our whárves as thick as flies

But oh-it came too late for him dancing; young men were engaged in their on a summer's day-children, from three to

The sunken cheelthe eve grown dim, sports, and here and there women were labour ten years of age, each armed with a straw or

The price of its acquirement told.

The fever of that fatal isle ing at their accustomed avocations.

small stick, which is inserted through the bung Cours'd madly in each burning veinThe companion of Ono-wut-to-kwut-to call hole of the molasses hogsheads into the tempt And Death came o'er his spirit, while ed his attention to a group of children playing

Deltrium revelled on his brain. beside a lodge. “Do you see," said he, that ing sweet, drawn up, licked of its contents,

Yet in his ravings there was heard

A part of each active and beautiful boy" at the same time again inserted, and so on.

a , throwing a very small stone, which hit the child, draught, in discharging into the mouth, is lodg- The whisper of his loved one's name,

ed on the face, until the filching sprigs of roy So soft and full of earnestnesswho immediately fell to the ground, and pre

It seemed as if that dear one came sently they saw him carried into the lodge. alty are daubed from ear to ear.

But these little bipeds are not the only crea The pillow of his fate to bless, Then they saw people running about, and

A visiting of spirit-even heard that she-she.gwun, and the song and tures whose ambition leads to the licking of

As angel-ministers may come prayer of the medicine man, entreating that the molasses. We saw a drayman's horse the other

Down from the crystal walls of heaven child's life might be spared. To this request day, which seemed to be infected with the same

To sooth us in our darkened home! his companion made answer, ' send me up the desire for sweets. He had made good his posi

He dies;—and there they buried him white dog.' Then they could distinguish the tion, beside a hogshead, the contents of which

Where bowers of tropic loveliness, hurry and bustle of preparation for a feast, a were overflowing by, reason of the heat, or

With bloom and perfume cast their dim, white dog killed and singed, and the people, the agitation of unlading—and there he stood, Still shadows on his festing-place! who were called, assembling at the lodge. industriously licking molasses, and smacking There bent no parent o'er his bier While these things were passing, he addressed his lips, as happy as the sweetest toothed biped No sister, pale and beautiful, himself to, saying, “There on the wharf.

To deck his grave, and drop a tear

For every flower her hand might cull. are among you in the lower world, some whom you call great medicine men; but it is because

And who is she the loved and young! their ears are open, and they hear my voice,


Moveth her step as buoyant now? when I have struck any one, that they are able

Does music melt upon her tongue,

And sunshine tremble on her brow? to give relief to the sick. They direct the peo


There is a green and pleasant grave, ple to send me whatever I call for, and when Tall Ida's summit now more distant grew,

In Carolina's sultry air they have sent it, I remove my band from those

And Jove's high hill was rising on the view; The funeral flowers around it wave, I had made sick.' When he had said this, the

When, from the left approaching, they descry The loved and beautiful is there! white dog was parcelled out in dishes, for those A liquid column towering shoot on high:

Ask of her father--why he sits that were at the feast, then the medicine man, The foaming base an angry whirlwind sweeps, So lonely in his gorgeous hall, when they were about to begin to eat, said,

Where curling billows rouse the fearful deeps. So still and sad, yet wild by fits? *We send thee this, Great Monito;' and immeStill round and round the fluid vortex flies,

And wherefore does he vainly call Scattering dun night and horror thro' the skies. His lost and buried child o'er whom, diately they saw the dog, cooked, and ready to

The swift volution and th’enormous train

The funeral flowers in freshness bloom be eaten, rising to them through the air. After

Let sages vers’d in nature's lore explain!

As if the mocking voice which comes they had dined, they returned home by another The horrid apparition still draws nigh,

In echoes from the darkened rooms, path.

And white with foam the whirling surges fly! And from the cold and empty wall, “In this manner they lived for some time, but The guns were prim’d; the vessel norward veers, Were like the soft rich voice of her, Ono-wut-to-kwut-to had not forgotten his friends, Till her black battery on the column bears. Whose dwelling is the sepulchre? and the many pleasant things he had left in his

The nitre fir'd; and while the dreadful sound,
Convulsive, shook the slumbering air around,

Old man —thy own stern pride bath brought father's village, and he longed to return to the earth. At last his wife consented to his request. The wat’ry volume, trembling to the sky,

This misery on thy later years,
Burst down a dreadful deluge from on high! Thy own perverted feelings wrought
Since,' said she, you are better pleased with
Th’affrighted surge, recoiling as it fell,

The curse that turn’d thy life to tears the poverty, the cares, and the miseries of the

Rolling in hills disclos'd th’abyss of hell. The pride of wealth--the pride of birth, world beneath, than with the peaceful and per But soon, this transient undulation o'er,

Vain phantom smlight as idle breath manent delights of these prairies, go. I give The sea subsides; the whirlwinds rage no more.

They drove thy daughter's lover forth,

And gave thy lovely one to Death! you permission to depart; not only so, but since I brought you hither, I shall carry you back to


Alas! that gold hath power to burst

The strongest ties of human trust, the place where I found you, near your father's He died upon a sunny isle,

To bind the glowing wing of Love lodge; but remember, you are still my husband,

That lifts above the Indian sea,

To earth, it lain would soar above,

Its verdant face to catch the smile and that my power over you is in no manner di

And poison all that God hath given,

Of sunshine, radiantly;-minished. You may return to your relatives,

In earnest of the joys of Heaven!

The land of sun and fever, where and live to the common age of man, by observ

Death lingers on the breathing air, ing what I now say to you. Beware bow you Where every grove is beautiful

MARRIED, venture to take a wife among men. Whenever With fruit and flower which time must cull,

At Baltimore, on Tuesday morning, by the Rev. you do, you shall feel my displeasure; and if Where through the green veranda's walls Mr. Nevios, the Rev. SAMUEL G. WinchESTER, of you marry a second time, it is then you shall be The chastened light of summer falls;

Philadelphia, to Miss GRACE, youngest daughter of called to return to me.'

And every breeze which steals along

Alexander Mactier, Esq. of Philadelphia. “ Then Ono-wut-to-kwut-to awoke, and found

The melting waves and blossomed bowers,

On Thursday evening, 10th inst. by William Mil

Is musical with nature's song, himself on the ground, near the door of his fa.

nor, Mayor, GEORGE GOODMAN, to Hester Zang

And fragrant with the breath of flowers! ther's lodge. Instead of the bright beings of his

daughter of Jesse Zane, all of this city. vision, he saw about him his aged mother, and He came for gold-for yellow gold,

On Thursday evening, June 10th, by the Rev. J. bis relatives, who told him he had been absent

His dreams were full of wealth untold;

Abercrombie, D. D. Mr. David Hill, to Miss Eliabout a year. For some time he was serious

Of stately barks that hailed to him;

ZABETH, daughter of Mr. Thomas Desilver, of this

city. and abstracted; but, by degrees, the impression

Of gorgeous halls and grottoes dim;
Of streams rejoicing in the shade,

At Alexandria, on Thursday evening, by the Rer. of his visit to the upper world wore off. He be.

By bower and trelliced arbour made;

Mr. Reese, Mr. Peter·lusten, of Philadelphia, gan to doubt of the reality of what he had heard Of smiling servants gathered near

to Miss JULIA Axx DEXEAL, of Alexandria. and seen. At length, forgetful of the admoni In grateful love but not in fear; tions of his spouse, he married a beautiful young And more than these-his own loved one

DIED, woman of his own tribe. Four days afterwards

With her white brow and soft dark eyes,

At Monrovia, Africa, on the 22d of April, the she was a corpse. But even the effect of this Fair as the new-born flower, whereon

Rev. Rudolph DEITASHEY; and on the 26th, the fearful admonition was not permanent. He again

Never hath looked the noon-day sun,

Rev. Jony BUHRER, Missionaries attached to the

An Houri in his Paradise !ventured to marry, and soon afterwards, going

German Mission at that place. out of his lodge one night, to listen to some un.

Yet his was not a sordid heart,

On Friday, in the 78th year of his age, SAMCEL • usual noise, he disappeared, to return no more.

He did not love the merchant's mart,

FENIMONE, Esq. It was believed that his wife from the upper

His finer soul revolted when

On Monday, 14th inst. Mr. BENJAMIN KLINE, in world came to recall him, acco

He mingled thus with selfish men—.

the 430 year of his age. to her

Yet long and wearily he bore threat, and that he still remains in those upper The burthen of incessant care

Checks, Cards, Handbills, and Printing of every regions, and has taken the place of his brother. Unfriended, on a stranger shore,

description executed with neatness, accuracy, and despatch in-law, in overlooking the affairs of men.” While Hope still hovered dimly o'er

at this office,

« SebelumnyaLanjutkan »