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Published every Thursday by JESPER HARDING, 36 Car You can now appreciate the motives of the —your proposal—it was unexpected—it is acter's Alley, and 74% South Second Street. Price, $250 per

young men for engaging in their mischievous cepted," and she was just falling into his arms Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub plot-if you cannot, we pity you.

- when he stepped back with a look of the scribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and so in

Cousin Nancy was on a visit at Frank’s pa- most perfect astonishment——“A proposal, couproportion for a larger number.

ternal residence, but she had remained so pro- sin! in God's name, what do you mean? you POETRY

vokingly long that Frank was out of patience alarm me.”

with her, and could so far forget hospitality as " Perfidious man! deceiver, did you not on For the Literary Port Folio. to hoax her occasionally for fun's sake. your knees offer me your heart and your hand?" TO

The bet was ratified by a mutual grasp, and ** My heart! Oh Lord! My hand! Ha, ha, ha; O might I recall from the dreams of delight,

in went Frank, assuming an air of awkward drunk-drunk-I must have been-Ha! ha! Which life's opening morning unveil'd to my view; mystery that was calculated to rouse the suspi- ha!" Some charm that still lingers in memory's light,,cion of his venerable cousin. Closing and In two hours cousin Nancy, two trunks, six I'd ask for the moments I wander'd with you!

bolting the door, behind he drew the curtains, bandboxes, a squirrel and two canaries, were

taking care to have a peeping hole for his ac- packed into the stage, and driven off' to WashFor still as flows onward the current of years,

complice, who surveyed the preparations with ington, together. They never returned. One by one the soft visions of memory decay; infinite glee; he then seated himself by the side

NOEL. But the joy of those moments as brilliant appears, of his wonder-struck cousin, and seizing her As when it first flash'd over life’s darksome way. unresisting hand, began to whisper soft things

THE MAD-HOUSE. And how sweet'tis to turn, amid trouble and strife,

in her ear. She was amazed with joy; wrigTo acharm that still blooms in the desert of years; acted like a fool. Frank now proceeded still gled in her chair; tried to blush; in short she Translated by the Editor of the N. Y. Journal of

Commerce, from the German of Engel. Like the rainbow of hope 'mid the tempest of life, further; fell on his knees, and poured forth a

Friedberg was but a youth, when his rare Illuming with rapture "the flow of our tears."

torrent of unmeaning rhapsody; called her god- talents gained for him an honourable station in Then might I recall from the dream of delight, dess—angel-idol of his soul-besought her to the Metropolis. His father, a venerable coun.

Which life’s opening morning unveil'd to my view; have mercy on him and declare his fate—any try clergyman, who had devoted much of his Some charm that still lingers in memory's light,- thing ; even the killing no was better than his attention and property to the education of this I'd ask for the moments I wander'd with you.

his only son, resolved, notwithstanding his years suspense. “ Speak, my adored cousin; pro. R. R. R. nounce my sentence, and oh let it not be that and the length of the journey, to accompany which will drive me to despair or suicide.”

him to the place of his future residence. I must SELECT TALES.

Why—my dear Frank-you must know-go, said the old man, and see where he is to re. how can I-that is—it is so unexpected-time which shall make my memory dearer to him than

side, and give him a last token of my love, COUSIN NANCY-OR THE VIRGIN OF 70. to decide.” “ Dearest of women, must I remain “ I will lay you a dozen of wine, Tom, that in agony till morning?—well I will strive to live After their arrival in town, they sought out I go in and make love to cousin Nancy,” said till then-but then—then you must give me my the curiosities it afforded; and the day before the gay and fashionable Frank Dewese to his answer.” He caught her in his arms, and she the father's return, visited the Insane Hospital. associate in frolic, as they stood one evening in made no opposition, but siglied deeply—“ my The manifold scenes of misery which they there the piazza looking through the window into a dear, dear Frank!"-his lips wandered freely witnessed, wrought upon the son's mind with room where sat the lady in question, busily over her face and neck, trailing the moveable all the power of novelty. He was particularly engaged in extracting the sweets of the last complexion after them, and daubing his chin, affected with the appearance of an aged and novel.

cheeks and nose most elegantly in its sanguine venerable looking man, who had once been in “ Done for a dozen,” replied the laughing hues; he tore himself from her-tumbled pur- high life, but now appeared like a perfect child Tom,“ it were worth a basket of Jolly's best posely over a chair-mistook by a similar acci- in every thing he said and did. The Overseer to see you rouge-gathering on the furrowed dent the closet-door for the entrance of the described to them how this unhappy being lad cheeks and skinny lips of that walking anatomy passage—and finally joined his almost smother-been deprived of his property and reputation, --that splendid example of the eterual sister-ed friend, who was bursting with repressed and at length his reason, by the vices of his sons; hood. laughter.

and, as he proceeded, the old man grinned a Cousin Nancy had toiled through life for “ Bravo! Frank, Bravissimo! the wine is ghastly smile at every interval of the narration, threescore years and ten, enjoying all the pla- yours; but by all the powers of farce and co

as if he would confirm its truth. Formerly, contonic pleasures of single blessedness. In all medy, it is richly earned-Ha! ha! ha! wipe and then he besought his maker with an earnest

tinued the Overseer, he had moments of reason, respects but two, she was, to say the least, suf- off the red lead, Frank, from your lips—’twill

ness and melancholy which affected even me, to ferable; but her affectation was as provoking poison the Burgundy."

lake him out of the world. But he has such as her amatory disposition was vexatious. The The next morning Frank came down very moments no more. Sorrow has effaced from his first never allowed her to keep a calender be- late and languid into the breakfast room; mind the last vestige of reason. This also the yond her thirty-first year-made her ape the scarcely noticed the members of the family, old man affirmed by his usual token of assent; dress, manners, and habits of a girl-use rouge but seemed to be entirely busied with yawning and, as if he still retained an obscure recollec. without bounds--wear gaudy dresses—attend --sipping his coffee—and tumbling the morn- tion of the incidents related, cast his eyes pen. juvenile assemblies of amusement—and take ing papers.--His friends were surprised at his sively towards heaven. The son walked on in lessons in music daily. The second, (lier ama- conduct-almost as much as they had been by silence, at his father's side, till they arrived at tiveness) was ever hurrying her into love ad- the gorgeous display on the person of cousin their lodgings. Great God! he then exclaimed, ventures; making her the bore of all the beaux; Nancy, who had made an early appearance in how terrible is the doom of the maniac. Never, sending her heart on one wild goose chase after the character of Aurora, clothed in all the tints, that I remember, have I felt such a horror within another, until she could scarce swear to it as hues and colours imaginable. Streamers, red, me as at this moment. To exist, and yet not to her own; and leading her to imagine that she yellow and blue, fluttered from head, waist, exist! To have all the faculties of the mind blot. was making conquests' wherever she went. and ancle; lace contended with muslin, and ted out; and in the very bloom of life to be noReader, can you not see her now before thee, silk strove with satin, to add charms to the thing but a breathing corpse--nothing but the large as life? her gray locks saucily giving the fair virgin of seventy, while all the mysteries wandering shade of a departed soul! How are lie to her raven papillote, her corrugated phiz of the cosmetic art had been poured out to these wretched beings excluded from the num. smeared with paste rouge until it looks like a gratify the various senses to which the young if they were not present, as if they heard not. mine of red chalk; her sinewy neck and wi- and beautiful address themselves. thered hosom forming a deep yellow ground to

Frank and his cousin out-sate them all at forth with a melancholy aspect, and then ex.

He paused for a few moments, walking back and display the lace above it, and exposed with a table. He was just finishing his roll

, and was claimed, O the destiny of humanity! I shudder generosity which fifty years ago would have about rising from the table, apparently uncon; to think what I am, when I consider what I may been irresistible; her dress flashing with rain- scious of her presence. “ Francis! dear Frank,

be. bow ribands, and her fidgetty movements be- sighed his cousin. “What will you, fair coutraying the restless activity of the soul, fret- sin!” “I am ready to answer your question of beings, said the father, the amount of their ac

Much as I pity the condition of these unhappy ting and chafing within its venerable taberna- last evening.” “ Question! what question, tual suffering is far less than we should be likely cle?

cousin?” “ Nay, dear Frank, spare my blushes to imagine. Can the want of consciousness be

a source of misery to those who have no con-, reason, at which the victim of insanity trembles deed of wickedness recurred to his recollecsciousness?

as his only evil, be counted by them their tion, with an overwhelming power. No more, replied the son, than death can be greatest blessing?

But, continued the father, what means do the to the slain. But, if this consciousness still ex. True; true, my father! You bring me to the young possess of securing to calm reason the ists, or returns at intervals to the bewildered very gates of perdition.

victory over the impetuous tide of passion and mind-if the miserable man entreats his God And yet, my son, I have carried my assertion desire? Reason, indeed, is a powerful engine in with tears to remove him from life, or points like perhaps too far'; for the very vices of which we resisting the approaches of vice, and with men the maniac we have seen, to the withered top of a speak, are a kind of madness. Examine the of mature years and established principle, is tree whose nether branches are yet green, and ground of your duties to God and man. Are sometimes effectual. But, in the young, ima. exclaims with trembling, “It is dead above”- they the laws of a selfish, iniquitous tyrant, who gination and feeling are usually predominant;

Moderate your feelings, said the father. You profits by your subjection, and imposes restraints, and the best, nay, the only security which they imagine the consciousness of such persons to only that he may find occasion of inflicting pun. can have, is, to connect and associate a sense possess the same clearness and intensity as your ishment? Or are they founded in the very prin- of duty with the finest, tenderest sensibilities of own: but of this their enfeebled minds are no ciples of your nature, and directed to the no. the soul, that at the first whisper of conscience, longer capable. And if they were, the physi- blest ends of your existence?

the very ardour of youth may be enlisted in the cian never despairs of his patient till insensible Doubtless the latter! They are the condi- support of virtue. There are moments in the to pain. There is still hope of his recovery. tions of my happiness which the Creator himself life of every man, which bring with them im

Hope! ah, I fear it is, at best, a feeble gleam cannot remove, without first changing the na. pressions so deep and lasting, that a solemn reof hope, like that of the criminal on his way to ture he has given me.

solution, then formed, to be always true to duty, execution. And what fear attends that hope!

Virtue then is only the thorough, practical always just and honourable, would never fail of Think what it is, my father, to look upon the knowledge of ourselves; of our nature, our duty, successful performance. Such a moment of ruins of one's own mind!--to have only reason and the destination. And Vice is but the per- deep excitement we have this day experienced, sufficient to perceive its rapid diminution!--to petual absence of this knowledge, or rather a and the heart rending morning--is just at hand witness the extinction of that divine spark which moral darkness, interrupted at intervals by a --when we must bid each other a long and last constitutes our dignity and our whole happiness! momentary gleam of light, which lays bare the farewell -to find one's self not only arrived at the utmost ruins of the mind. Ask likewise the opinion of

His voice here faltered, and the son, overpow. limit of his progress, but sinking step by step the world! It gives to vice all the names of ered by feeling, threw himself into his father's from every previous attainment! My God! My madness, from the lesser follies of infirmity to arms, with loud expressions of sorrow:-As soon God! what an agonizing sensation!-And if it the wildest excess of anger; and its treatment as the power of speech returned, he laid his hand chanced to be a inan who has almost gained the of this class of maniacs is the same as its treat. upon his heart, in the presence of his father, and sunimit of the improvement; if such an one looks ment of the other. It imprisons them, chains swore that the memory of this day should never down into the frightful gulf beneath him-Oh them, chastises them; or, if it suffers them to forsake him; that it should be to him a constant I see him! I see him!-he still clings to his hold

go free, they are at best but wretched wanderers, and powerful excitement to virtue; and this with one trembling hand; he still struggles with i ke those bewildered, but less distracted minds, solemn oath was never forgotton. Often when all the energy of his existence, to avoid the dis- which call forth the sympathy of the humane, temptation allured his senses, and passion urged mal gulf, but in vain, in vain! llis strength and the derision of the populace.

to the commission of crimes, the memory of his fails him; he yields at last to despair, and disap

kind and venerable father returned; he saw the pears. And if the return of reason be so dread

O my father, you have given me such a pic.

tears of affection on his furrowed cheek; he still ful to those whose minds, as you say, are enfee. ture of vice. bled, what must it be to those whose wild, boiling

That is what I desired, I wished to make the listened to the soft and melting accents of his blood can be bound only with chains. If reason sion of lasting benefit to us both. impressions we have this day received, an occa

voice; he still felt the warm, affectionate presTo suffer

sure of his hand, and no temptation, however returns to such minds as theseHe was again silent, and his father also sat agony for those unhappy beings is useless alike strong, could prevail against the power of these

recollections. pensive and reflecting, for he had already felt io us and them: all we gain at last is simply this; the pang of separation. He thought how far he that we have had a human feeling :-a feeling so should soon be removed from his only son; and humiliating, as to palsy all our energies, and Spirit of Contemporary Prints. to how many dangers that son would be exposed, which it is better never to have known. But the

LIFE IN TURKEY. on account of his youth and the impetuous fire view we have now taken may be productive of

The following article from an esteemed friend, or his character. All these things, together with real benefit. It may teach us to dread the conthe feelings already awakened, filled his heart agion of vice, in proportion as it is more terri- gives a lively account of the French Ambassable even than madness itself.

dor's Fancy Ball at Constantinople, and will be with anguish.

Death, said the son, again breaking the silence Yet vice may be avoided, my father: but in. real with interest by our fair patrons:-
of the scene, has been called the king of terrors: sanity cannot.
what then must be insanity and madness, which True: and what is the inference to be drawn

Constantinople, 8th Feb. 1830.

This being the first exhibition of the kind in makes even death a blessing? O how trilling, from this remark? That we should wander how trifling, is the dissolution of the body, when carelessly on, regardless of the dangers which of distinction were expected to attend, a lively

Turkey, and as the Officers of State and others compared with that more terrible death, to surround us! Or that we should mark our foot interest had been excited in Pera, and for weeks which sympathy is but insult and contempt; in steps, with an ever watchful eye, and thus the subject had engrossed conversation among which there is nothing to make misery honoura- avoid the frightful abyss that borders close upon the beau monde. ble; in which a man is cast alive in the grave, to the path of life?-Recall the images which have see the horrors of his own corruption! so overpowered your feelings, and imagine Count Guilleminot, a card of invitation, I eager

Having had the honour of receiving from H. E. Your images are frightful, said the father.

yourself in the place of that wretched man who ly embraced this opportunity, not only of seeing No more so than the case demands. The feels the first symptoms of insanity, the first

the Turkish officers, but also the “ Corps Dimisery of hunanity rises before me in its thou- dreams of delirium approaching! In this awful

plomatique,” and “La Societeof Pera. sand forms; but no where do I see it so intense, moment suppose there is a possibility of escape;

About 8 o'clock I accordingly repaired to the so terrible, so shocking to nature.

and say, would not every desire of your soul For the very reason, that this particular form centre in the single prayer, that you might be Palace, a very splendid editice, situated in a

garden on the declivity of the hill on which of misery is more immediately before your mind. preserved from this impending ruin?

Pera is built. In the lobby there was a line of Let me name a species of suffering which is far, Vice also has its symptoms, my son, and its domestiques in uniform, leading from the enfar more dreadful.

silent approaches; and wo to the man, that can trance to the door of the grand saloon. On enO name it not, I beseech you.

perceive its workings within him, and feel no tering it, and close to the door, we found the You infer that insanity is more terrible than horror! These symptoms appear in the vio- band of the Russian frigate now here, in full unideath, because its makes death a blessing; what. lence of the passions and desires; and in the form, which had been offered by the officers for ever,' therefore, makes death a blessing, must want of that thorough knowledge of our own the occasion. Passing through the saloon we be more terrible even than that. Think then of hearts

, which constitutes, as I have said, the es entered the audience chamber, a most magnifithose ungrateful, guilty sons, who have brought sence of true virtue. Whoever, therefore, is cent room, and of great extent, covered with a all this misery upon their father! If they ever hurried by the violence of his desires beyond very rich carpet composed of one entire piece. return to their proper reason, and see the irre- the bounds of moderation; and, in the warmth At the west end was the Throne, a richly gilt parable mischief they have occasioned, and of passion, forgets the more sacred duties that chair, elevated a step from the floor, over which with it the ruin of their own noble faculties: if, devolve upon him, has surely the greatest rea. was a canopy of crimson silk, ornamented with covered with shame and ignominy, they live a son to tremble and beware. He is so much gold fringe tassels. Immediately opposite, at horror even to themselves, and look forward to nearer than other men to the fatal madness of the other end of the room, was a very large full the dark and dismal prospects of their eternal vice.

length portrait of H. M. C. Majesty; on the state-o tell me, will not the return of reason The son understood but too well the affec- left, in the centre of the room, and in a re. be more dreadful to them than to the maniac in tionate, yet earnest look of his father. He cess, was a richly gift table, on which stood a bis chains? And will not the very extinction of thought of his past course of life, and many a'clock of beautiful workmanship; on the oppo


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site side was a chimney with an elegant marble, tambourine now announced that something no- in the French style, with a great profusion of mantel-piece, over which was a mirror of un- vel was approaching, and a showman entered jewels--the demoiselles, generally, wore flowers common size, and great value; Divanser sofas with a caravan of wild beasts, &c. &c. a show intertwined in their hair-and the elder ones the surrounded the room. On the left of the Throne picture from which he described the subjects beautiful Burmah, (or turbaned head-dress,) so the Ambassadress and her amiable daughter with great humour. By and by the band struck generally worn by the French ladies of Smyrna were seated; and on entering the chamber we up, and a cotillon was danced by Mary Queen of and Constantinople—their complexions are un. were presented to her Ladyship, and afterwards Scots, a Sultana, a Mingrelian girl, and a Bon- commonly fine, and there was as much beauty to H. E. the Ambassador, who was also in the ny Scotch Lassie in Highland dress. The gen- displayed as any country could produce on a chamber. I then visited the suit of rooms, tlemen were a Spanish Grandee, an Arabian, an similar occasion. There being few or no wheeled which consisted of the large saloon, a num. Albanian, and a Highlander: the latter com-carriages in this part of the world, the ladies ber of splendidly furnished apartments, and pletely and correctly dressed, with kilt, plaid, came and returned in sedan chairs. I was disapa billiard room, all adorned with many fine splenchan, pistols, dirk, and powder horn. The pointed in not seeing any of the Turkish Minisold paintings. On the arrival of the ladies, some dancing was excellent, particularly the Scotch ters--two of the principal ones being sick, and, gentlemen in waiting, dressed in character as couple, who bore off the bell in both dress and moreover, the Ramazan, or their Lent, being Spanish Grandees, Knights in Armour, &c. re- dancing, and were decidedly the best supported close at hand, it was conjectured that this circeived them at the door of the saloon, and es- characters of the party.

cumstance might have deterred them. On the corted them to the audience chamber. The When the cotillon was ended, the masked whole, however, I never was more gratified in company assembled rapidly, and a little before musicians (a fiddle, guitar, clarinet, and flute,) my life. At this fete were natives of Europe, 9 o'clock, those dressed in character (who had took their places in the centre of the saloon, and Asia, Africa, and America. Mr. (). and myself assembled in a large and magnificent saloon be- began a waltz, and here was a scene of most being the only ones from the western world, we low,) were announced, and a double line was extraordinary novelty and interest, by the strange had not only the honour of representing our formed by the company from the entrance association of characters in the waltz:--as each own country and a whole hemisphere, and next through the saloon and chamber of audience, couple waltzed round the large ring and with to the Giant and the Russian Knight in armour, to the spot where the Ambassador was seated. drew, their places were instantly taken by pairs our countryman was the tallest man of the party.

The characters were all extremely well dress- equally bizane. After the musicians had pered, some in masks, but chiefly without, but so formed one waltz, the band played a cotillon,

PATAGONIA. numerous that it would be vain to attempt to but shortly thereafter the waltz was called for,

An enterprising and learned French traveldescribe them. There were Knights in ancient and this continued to be the favourite dance for ler has lately visited the interior of Patagonia, armour, Spanish Grandees, a Knight of Malta the evening. It was impossible to behold this and explored a region never trodden by the tainly 7 feet high, (a Russian Nobleman in his couples and the odd combination of characters: Ayres at the close of last autumn, from a so

foot of an European. Ile returned to Buenos travels to Jerusalem,) Swiss, Spanish, and Ita- kept the fancy constantly on the stretch. I left lian Peasants, Albanians, Turks, Circassians, the dancing, and visited the chamber of Audience journ of eight months in that country, in which Persians, Chinese, Scotch Highlanders, Arabians, and the different rooms; here were all the am- he suffered great hardships, and wrote a letier an African Prince in natural dress, (a well sup- bassadors, the Corps Diplomatique, and other to his family, giving some particulars of his ported character;) and in short every species distinguished characters. Count Orloff, one of journey, which has been published in the Reof oriental costume. A fine character in mask the handsomest men I have ever seen, in his vue deus dex Mondes. From the following was an old gentleman, dressed one half of his splendid uniform and decorations, and with his passage it appears that a considerable portion coat in scarlet uniform, with epaulet and mili. Aids, made a very conspicuous and fine appear of Patagonia is a barren desert, like thai of the tary boot, the other half in antique court dress ance; an Aid de Camp of the Grand Signior, but interior of Africa, both in the sterility of its of black with a white stocking on the other leg, dressed in Circassian costumes; a number of wastes and the warlike tribes that wander over and one half of his hair jet black, the other Turkish officers, (two of whom were blacks,) and them. powdered white as snow. This character was all the Russian and English officers now in Con The naturalist, it seems, had fixed his station extremely well managed. Another fine character stantinople. The two Negroes, Unuchs and near the Rio Negro, from which he made expewas one caricaturing modern female dress, as officers of high rank in the Seraglio--they wore ditions into the surrounding country in various big as a tun; her lacing evinced an attempt to the modern military uniform, with a diamond directions.-N. Y. Post. conquer nature by squeezing herself into shape, star on the left breast, and were doubtless here

“ For two months I could not travel without and on her head she had a Burmah. bigger than for the purpose of conveying a description of exposing myself to danger, except at the time any old Dutch corn fan, to be found in the an- this strange and novel scene to the ladies of the of the new moon ; for the time of the full moon

cient city of Communipaw. There were a cou. Seraglio; they conducted themselves with great was invariably signalized by the incursions of ple of English Midshipmen, dressed in the cos-propriety and politeness. Some of the female

the barbarous natives. I went towards the tume of Doctors in the year 1701, with large masks were particularly attentive to the Turkish cocked hats and thin faces and hair powdered, officers

, and one frolicksome hussy dressed in south, where I saw all that is possible to imaand a Magician, Harlequin, a Devil and his Imps, Nankeen gown and cap, was uncommonly attengine of drought and sterility. The frightful men in female garbs, &c. &c. &c. Among the tive to the Sultan's Aid-de-Camp, and actually

deserts of Africa can alone be compared with

these. ladies were Mary Queen of Scots, (a very hand made himn walk with her arm-in-arm through the

When I found men bold enough to some woman,) Spanish, Biscayan and Italian whole suit of apartments! and he had no idea but guide me, I got together three or four, and beSignioras and Peasants, Jewesses, Sultanas, that it was a female who had taken such a fancy ing well armed, we travelled, taking with us Circassians, Turkish Ladies, and Highland Lass. to him.

from fifteen to twenty horses, some of which es, all dressed in full costume. Shortly after In the apartment next adjoining the audience carried our provisions and baggage, and others the characters were presented a bustle was dis- chamber, there were three card tables-at one we rode. We went without stopping to the covered at the door of the Saloon, and a Giant of which Count Orloff, Monsieur Ribeaussierre, distance of twenty or twenty-five leagues, 12 feet high, entered, and was presented. The the British and Austrian Ambassadors, formed through vast deserts, where there was no obdress was a kind of Chinese cap and scarlet the party; the Turkish officers seemed to take ject to indicate his course to the traveller. A cloak reaching to the ground, he made his bow great interest in the game. But the dance! the fatiguing uniformity and an immense horizon to the Ambassadress, and then took his station dance absorbed every thing else, by its continued appeured on all sides. The soil of these dreary in the Saloon; this was extremely well managed, novelty and interest.

regions, where not even the note of a bird is and I understand was a design of his Excellen

At 12 o'clock, supper was announced, and the heard to interrupt the frightful silence, was cy's; it was effected by a figure moved by gentlemen escorted the ladies to the supper never perhaps trodden by an European before springs, placed on the shoulders of a man. room, where about forty were accommodated at a me. The hardships and fatigues I suffered canShortly thereafter another bustle at the door time, the gentlemen standing behind and waiting not be described. These voyages were not of excited attention, and the Devil himself on 2 upon the ladies. After supper, the dance was

long duration, yet in the course of them I killed sticks, 10 feet high, entered, and after presen. resumed, and continued with unabating interest tation walked about the Saloon with the Giant. 'till 5 in the morning. On the whole, this was

some sea lions, a multitude of interesting anjThis character was well dressed, and his Satanic one of the most brilliant parties ever given, ted stories of which, related by the early Span

mals, and that famous Condor, the exaggeraMajesty's conduct was highly approbated. The There could not have been less than six hundred actor was a young gentleman mounted on sticks, persons present, and every one was delighted, Roc of the Arabian Nights.”

ish settlers, gave occasion to the fiction of the with a bear skin dress reaching to the ground, and felt loth to depart. and a well imagined mask. Then came a group You will-expect me now to give some account

The station of M. D'Orbigny being harassof four masked musicians dressed in the costume of the ladies, but alas, I am aground here--I have ed by the Indians, and a further abode in the of the year 1700, with large cocked hats, long all my life paid so little attention to “Les affairs country becoming dangerous, he quitted it and skirted coats, and buttons two inches in diame de mode,” that I know not how to begin. I should returned to Buenos Ayres. He did not, howter; one was all white, another sky blue, the feel more in my element if I had to describe the ever, depart without making another incursion third pink, and the fourth yellow. A drum and rigging of a fine ship, but as I must say some into the country under circumstances highly

thing on the subject, I can only remark, that the creditable to his courage and fortitude. While * The head dress of the Frank Ladies.

ladies were all superbly dressed, and completely the fort was beset to the North with Indians,

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he took with bim six resolute men, and cross-of the many passages which struck our attention in Below will be found a brief notice of Paul Clifford, ing the river, made a last journey of six days perusing this poem. We were much pleased, how- with an extract. The notice was written as we coninto the country occupied by the savages. He ever, with the following passages:

cluded a perusal of the first volume, when our imcontrived to keep up the courage of his men Immense, indeed, the power that Knowledge yields, pression of the work was not altogether favourable. by assuming an air of tranquillity, and was for- But oft, alas! ils sway perversely turns

We have since read the second volume, in which the tunate enough not to meet with any of the na- Against the hopes and happiness of And ruin, wretchedness, and even death,

style is somewhat changed, the plot is matured and tives. It was mid-winter, however, and as Proclaim that Knowledge doth not always lead more developed, and the interest of the narrative Patagonia is not a warm country, they suffer- To useful or beneficent results; ed much from the cold and the almost contin- That like the power of giant elements

mainly embodied. As a whole, we think Paul Clifual rains, sleeping on beds of frozen leather. By nature swayed for purposes benign,

ford inferior, as a work of interest, to either of its with no other shelter than the bushes. With It needs a righteous and a stern control

predecessors, but as a satire vastly superior. Bulwer, respect to the inhabitants of that tongue of land Its deleterious tendencies to curb,

in our estimation, ranks by the side of Sir Walter extending south from Buenos Ayres to the This task is Virtue's.-While from Culture's hand Scott as a novelist. He is one of the brightest intelStraits of Magellan, there are, according to the heart receives a polish that reflects lects of the age. We recommend to all lovers of M. D’Orbigny, but three races. These are Whate'er of splendour and imposing pomp spirited and racy reading a perusal of this work. the Araucanos, the most warlike, numerous and The mines of erudition can bestow, — formidable; the Peulches, almost destroyed by The heart in primal darkness may remain Paul CliffonD.— Through the promptitude of their wars with the former; and the Paingoni. And nurture all the fierce and horrid brood Of passions. Thus the smooth deceitful sea,

the Harpers our booksellers received this new work ans, inhabiting the more southern country, as whose depths no purifying lite pervades, yesterday. We have run our eye hastily through far as the Rio Negro. The traveller studied the Though gorgeous skies and varied mountain scenes the first volume, but have only read enough and manners of all these, and formed vocabularies In pictured glory on its bosom lie,

with sufficient attention to perceive that Bulwer of their languages; but the singular customs of Wiihin its dark and foul abyss conceals the Patagonians furnished him with the great- 'Tis Education's province then, not less Corruption's loathsome spawn and monster forms.- has again changed his scenes and his characters.

The period of the events narrated is dated half a est stock of observation. They are not giants. With moral treasures to enrich the heart, century since. The hero of the piece, Paul Clifford, but men of fine persons, and vigorously formed. Than with its mental gems to store the head. They wear a kind of armour of skins in battle, of human bliss the largest share is found

is a gentleman turned highwayman--an orphan, so and live in little tents of skins, wliich they car- Where Goodness most with highest Knowledge far as we have read, the adopted son and hero of the ry about with them when they travel. They But man, though happiness is still his aim,

hostess “ of the Mug,” who makes his first appearpay to Guatechu, their principal divinity, a wor. Too oft the first and best of these o'erlooks

ance before the heroine Lucy Brandon, in company ship of fear rather than of gratitude. At their In eager chase of Fame's delusive gleam.'

with a pickpocket, who, whilst Clifford is admiring marriage ceremonies, the bride is several times

the beautiful face of Lucy, contrives to steal her unplunged into cold water, and at the death of

“ The following lines deserve the attention of the husband his widow is deprived of every every instructor of youth:

cle's watch, for which theft Clifford is arrested and

cast into prison. Here is a specimen of the morals thing which belonged to him, and doomed to • An awful trust to those belong who wield

of Paul's adopted mother, the “hostess of the Mug.” pass the rest of her life in a state of destitution. This mighty influence o'er the fate of man.

By all that's dear in life, by all the hopes
The cattle belonging to the deceased are de- That triumplı o'er the fears and pains of Death - age.

"Mind thy Kittychism, child, and reverence old

Never steal, 'specially when any one be in stroyed, and his valuables buried with him.

And by the avenging frowns of angered Heaven, the way. Never go snacks with them as be older
Their duty's full observance is enjoined.

than you. 'cause why? the older a cove be, the LITERARY PORT FOLIO. By its tremendous sanctions urged, how few

yet of all the millions of mankind

more he can do for his self, and the less for Iris

partner. At twenty, we diddles the public-at forty, With faithful zeal its high behests fulfil!

we diddles our cronies! Be modesi Paul, and stick THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1830.

Our favoured land-the world itself-abounds to your sitivation in life. Go not with fine toby-
With mournful proofs that virtue's sacred claims men, who burn out like a candle wot has a thief in
Command not in the nurseries of mind

it, -all fiare, and gone in a whiffy! Leave liquor We have been favoured with a copy of a poem, Their merited regards;—that there the eye to the aged, who can't do without it. Tupe otten entitled “ Thoughts on Education,” which was re- Of Discipline, though skilled and prompt to rouse proves a balter; and there be no ruin like blue ruin! cently recited before the Philosophical Society of The fervours of the youthful soul in quest Read your Bible, and talk like a pious ’un. People Hampden, Sidney county, Va., by Daniel Bryan, Lodged in the mines of Science, slumbers oft, Of classic glory, and the splendid ore

goes more by your words than your actions. If you

wants what is not your own, try and do without it; Esq. Mr. Bryan enjoys a creditable reputation as While siren passions wind their dangerous spells and if you cannot do without ii, take it away by inthe author of the “Mountain Muse,” “ An Appeal Around the unguarded heart; ---that doctrines there, sinivation, not bluster. They as swindles, does

more and risks less than they as robs; and if you for Suffering Genius,” and several other excellent At war with the sublimest attributes Of Christian truth, instil their fatal bane

cheat;-and now go play.' Paul seized his hat, but performances. As to the merits of this production, Through tender breasts, and deeply taint the source lingered; and the dame, guessing at the signification we agree with an intelligent contemporary, who has From which the streams of general morals flow."" of the pause, drew forth, and placed in the boy's noticed the work as follows:

hand, the sum of five halfpence and one farthing: “In saying that this poem will still further en-“The Pantheon” is the title of a new quarto, which : There, boy,' quoth she, and she stroked his head hance the literary reputation of Mr. Bryan, we may has reached us from Westfield, New York. The fondly when she spoke. You does right not to be suspected of being partial, or misled by a friend following is the commencing paragraph under its those as be less than yoursel', and then you can go

play for nothing; it's loss of time!—but play with ship for the writer, which we have pleasure in ac

for to beat 'em, if they says you go for to cheat!'»** knowledging. Yet we think our opinion will be editorial head:sustained by the public. A vein of high-toned and “The morning radiance yet dances upon the Here is a pretty sentiment: manly feeling pervades the work—the topics are Tiber, and gilds the summit of distant Parnassus, “ A man feels but slight comparative happiness in well chosen and forcibly portrayed-the power and unchanged in its splendour, and undiminished in its being loved, if he know that it is in vain. "But to a influence of education are well depicted; and the brightness. But ihe prouder glory that lighted the woman, that simple knowledge is sufficient to destroy poet bas happily chosen those evils against the influ- city of the Cæsars, has ceased to shine; her temples the memory of a thousand distresses; and it is not ence of which nothing can more effectually form a are desolate, and the shrines of her deities deserted. till she has told her heart again and again that she is barrier than early education and moral restraint. The praises of Saturn have long since sunk in silence, loved, that she will even begin to ask if it be in

“It has evidently been the object of Mr. Bryan, and Junonian Iris has been divested of her many- vain.” in this poem, to press his subject vividly and directly coloured mantle. The pilgrim who treads the clason the minds of his audience. He has constantly sic ground, hallowed by song, by the eloquence of

Below we quote the most dramatic scene we have aimed more at force of expression than melody of illustrious statesmen and the achierements of heroes, met with in the first volume. Lovett, it must be sound or smoothness of diction. His blank verse contemplates with unutterable emotion, the spot premised, is one of the names under which the savours more of the school of Cowper, than of Mil- where once flourished a populous city--the seat of a hero frequently chooses to disguise himself: ton and Thompson. . The philanthropist, anxious to powerful empire. But if he would see that halo of ameliorate the condition of the human family, eagerly glory which encircled the brows of her sons, it is “ As the trees rapidly disappeared behind them, hurries forward to gain bis noble end, disdaining to only in the visions of the past--if he would listen to the riders entered, at a hand gallop, on a broad stop his onward course by stooping to gather flowers the thundering acclamations of a mighty people, tract of waste land interspersed with dykes and ocwith which to deck his muse. The few figures and they have ceased, and he oft

casionally fences of hurdles, over which their horses similies introduced are not only creditable to his taste and judgment, but manifest that fancy was made

At dead of night, ’mid his orisons, hears

bounded like quadrupeds well accustomed to such subservient to utility:

Athwart the hand of time, departing towers,

exploits. Certainly at that moment, what with the

fresh air, the fitful moonlight now breaking broadly “The subject which Mr. Bryan has selected is not Tumbling lo earth, precipitate down crushed,

out, now lost in a rolling cloud, the exciting exersusceptible of much ornament. His blank verse, we

Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.

cise, and that raoy and dancing stir of the blood, think, has an expressiveness, dignity and force, su If the sublime youth, who committed the above, which all action, whether evil or noble in its nature, perior to that of some of his contemporaries. This is able to sustain his fight, his productions will soon allow the fascination of that lawless life;-a fascina

raises in our veins; what with all this, we cannot but species of writing has not been much cultivated by our native poets.

be too rarified for the world. They already “smell tion so great, that one of the most noted gentlemen “Our limits will not permit us to give a selection of the moon.”

highwaymen of the day, one, too, who had reeeived


an excellent education, and mixed in no inferior so- as you must see the necessity of despatch. If not, Cunning Nat,

Mr. Nash, the architect. ciety, is reported to have said, when the rope was here is the back of a letter, on which you can write The Sallow Gentleman, Mr. Huskisson. about his neck, and the good ordinary was exhort- the draft.' The traveller was not a man apt to being him to repent of his ill-spent life, Nl-spent, come embarrassed in any thing-save his circum THE AUTHOR OF Lacon.--The following account you dog!-God! (smacking his lips,) it was deli- stances; but he certainly felt a little discomposed of the Rev. C. C. Colton, concerning whom we cious!'. Fie! fie! Mr. — raise your thoughts to and confused as he took the paper, and uttering Heaven;' * But a canter across a common-oh! some broken words, wrote the check. The high- recently published a påragraph, is from the Northern muttered the criminal; and his soul cantered off to wayman glanced over it, saw it was writ according John Bull. It is replete with monition to those eternity. So briskly leaped the heart of the leader to form, and then with a bow of cool respect, re- aspirants for fame who would emulate the vices and of the three, that as they now came in view of the turned the watch, and shut the door of the carriage: eccentricities, as well as the virtues and mental main road, and the distant wheel of a carriage whirred on the ear; he threw up his right hand with a -boxed up in that solitary convenience termed, not powers, of men of genius. The picture is, indeed, joyous gesture, and burst into a boyish exclamation euphoniously, a dickey. Him the robber now briefly a melancholy one: of hilarity and delight. Whist, captain!' said accosted. What have you got about you belonging Ned, checking his own spirits with a mock air of to your master? Only his pills, your honour!

“ The Rev. C. C. Colton, it may be remembered, gravity, 'let is conduct ourselves like gentlemen; it which I forgot to put in the Pills!-throw them disappeared under very mysterious circumstances is only your low fellows who get into sucli contound- down to me! The valet trembling, extracted from about the time when the murder of Weare by edly high spirits; men of the world like his should his side pocket a little box, which he threw down Thurtell and his associates caused such an extraordo every thing as if their hearts were broken." and Lovett caught in his hand. He opened the box, dinary sensation in the public mind. It was known

Melancholy ever cronies with sublimity, and cour-counted the pills, One, -two,-four—twelve, -- that the Rev. Mr. Colton was in the habit of carryage is sublime!' said Augustus with the pomp of a Aha! He re-opened the carriage door. “Are these ing large sums of money about his person, and that maxim maker. * Now for the hedge!' cried Lovett, your pills, my lord? The wondering peer, who had he was not unaccustomed to visit those dens of iniunheeding his comrades, and his horse sprang into begun to resettle himself in the corner of his car- quity commonly called “hells,” in some of which the road. riage, answered, that they were!' My lord, I see he had met with John Thurtell

. These circumThe three men now were drawn up quite still and you are in a high state of fever; you were a little de- stances, and the reports which obtained circulation motionless by the side of the hedge. The broad Iirous just now when you snapped a pistol in your

of that criminal's murderous plans, induced a very road lay before them corving out of sight on either friend's face. Permit me to recommend a prescrip- general suspicion that the reverend gentleman had side; the ground was hardening under an early ten- tion-swallow off all these pills!' My God!' cried been inveigled and destroyed by Thurtell and his dency to frost, and the clear ring of approaching the traveller, startled into earnestness: - what do you companions. Thurtell, however, on being ques hoofs sounded on the ear of the robbers, ominous, mean?-twelve of those pills would kill a man!' tioned a short time prior to his execution on the haply, of the chinks of more attractive metal,' Hear him!' said the robber, appealing to his com- subject of Mr. Colton's remarkable absence, denied about, if Hope told no flattering tale, to be their rades, who roared with laughter: "What, my lord, all knowledge of what had become of him, a denial

Presently the long expected vehicle made its would you rebel against your doctor-Fie, fie! be that turned out to be perfectly true. Mr. Colton, appearance at the turn of the road, and it rolled persuaded.' And with a soothing gesture he stretch- by gambling, and other extravagancies, had become rapidly on behind four fleet post-horses. “You, ed the pill box towards the recoiling nose of the tra- involved in debt to a very large amount, principally, Ned, with your large steed, stop the horses; you, veller. But, though a man who could as well as any for jewellery, and, unable to meet the demands of Augustus, bully the post-boys; leave me to do the one make the best of a bad condition, the traveller his creditors, he embarked with the utmost secrecy rest,” said the captain. As agreed,' returned Ned, was especially careful of his health, and so obstinate for the United States. He continued in America laconically. Now, look at me!' and the horse of was he where that was concerned, that he would for a considerable time, and afterwards retamed to the vain highwayman sprang from its shelter. So rather have submitted to the effectual operation of a Europe, but not to England. He took up his abode instantaneous were the operations of these expe- bullet, than incurred the chance operation of an ex- at Paris, and there became well known to the frerienced tacticians, that Lovett's orders were almost tra pill. He, therefore, with great indignation, as quenters of No. 9, and other gaming saloons of the executed in a briefer time than it hall cost him to give the box was still extended towards him, snatched it Palais Royal. So successful was he in his speculathem. The carriage being stopped, and the post- from the hand of the robber, and flinging it across tions, that in the course of a year or two he acquired boys white and trembling, with iwo pistols (levelled the road, said, with dignity— Do your worst, ras- as much as five and twenty thousand pounds sterling, by Augustus and Pepper) cocked at their heads, cals! But if you leave me alive, you shall repent the and happy would it have been for him if he had then Loveti dismounting, threw open the door of the car- outrage you have offered to one of his majesty's forsworn gambling forever, and invested his money, riage, and in a very civil tone, and with a very bland household! Then, as if becoming sensible of ùe as he often talked of doing, in the American funds. address, accosted the inmate. Do not be alarmed, ridicule of affecting too much in his present situation, He collected a considerable number of valuable my lord, you are perfectly safe; we only require he added, in an altered tone: · And now, for God's paintings; and his lodgings in the Palais Royal, your watch and purse.! - Really,' answered a voice sake, shut the door! and if you must kill somebody, though the interior sufficiently marked the eccentric still softer than ihat of the robber, wliile a marked there's my servant on the box-he's paid for it.'"

character of the owner, afforded a great treat to the and somewhat French countenance, crowded with a

admirers of the fine arts. But inveterate attachment fur cap, peered forth at the arrester, Really, sir, The preface to the work is admirable, and in style to the gaming table rendered him sometime since a your request is so modest, that I were worse than unlike any other portion of the author's composi- beggar. He became the victim of a conspiracy, and cruel to refuse you. My purse is not very full, and tions. The Scotch reviewers and Thomas Moore the fancied security with which he conducted his

operations was the fatality by which he was ruined. Sabution my watch, I have a love for and are occasionally rapped over the knuckles. The Outlawed in England, he made a vain attempt to understand you, my lord,” interrupted the highway- first volume, we should say, has not the deepest in- prevent the deprivation of his living at Kew." He man. “What do you value your watch at?" • Humph (terest. We doubt whether the work will be con- lost it by a decree of the ecclesiastical court. He is -to you it may be worth some twenty guineas.' sidered so successful as its predecessors.

now living at Paris in the most pitiable circum"Allow me to see it!' Your enriosity is extremely

stances-a melancholy example of the vice of gamgratifying,' returned the nobleman, as with great The second volume of Paul Clifford possesses ab- with the stores of inexhaustible learning-with powe

ing: With a mind eminently endowed by nature reluctanec he drew forth a gold repeater, set, as was sometimes the fashion of that day, in precious stones. sorbing interest. The plot is ingeniously contrived ers of conversation of the highest order with talents The highwayman looked slightly at the bauble. and admirably brought out. This is perhaps the and acquirements fitted to adorn any rank or station • Your lordship,' said he with great gravity, was most original of all Mr. Bulwer's novels, and al-1-he now prowls for a subsistence in the vilest greater credit on you: allow me to assure you, that though it does not embrace passages of such deep most infamous wretches that infest the Palais your watch is worth fifty guineas to us at the least- pathos and poetic beauty as some of his former pro- Royal!" to show you that I think so most sincerely, I will ductions, it is a masterly and superior fiction. Much either keep it, and we will say no more on the mat- of its satire is keen and caustic, especially that which

SELECTIONS ter; or I will return it to you, upon your word of honour, that you will give me a check for fifty guincas, is devoted to the Scotch reviewers. The character payable by your real bankers, to bearer for selt. of Lucy Brandon is one that wins away all the heart's Take your choice; it is quite immaterial to me!' purest admiration-woman as she should be, gentle,

TAKING THE CENSUS. Upon my honour, sir,' said the traveller, with some

SCENE.- A House in the Country. surprise struggling in his features, “your coolness devoted, fond, and intellectual. That of William

Inquisitor. Good morning, Madam. Is the and self-possession are quite admirable. I see you Brandon, her uncle, is one of the most perfectly de- head of the family at home? know the world. Your lordship Aatters me!' re- lineated portraits we have ever met with. We have Mrs. Touchwood. Yes, sir, I'm at home. turned Lovett, bowing. How do you decide?" • Why, is it possible to write drafts without ink, pen, this work to every lover of rich reading. It is stated not leisure for a particular criticism, but commend Inq. Hav'nt you a husband?

Mrs. T. Yes, sir, but he ant the head of the searching in his pockets for writing implements, that this work has been kept back in England in family, i'd have you to know, which he always carried about him, the traveller consequence of the alarming illness of the King,

Inq. How many persons have you in your faseized the opportunity, and suddenly snatching a who figures in its pages as Gentleman George. The


Mrs. T. Why, bless me, sir, what's that to full at the head of the robber. The traveller was following is given in the New York Albion as a key you? You're mighty inquisitive, I think. an excellent and practised shot—he was almost with-to several other characters. It will assist the Ameri Inq. I'm the man that takes the census. in arm's length of his intended victim-his pistols can reader in identifying the individuals who figure

Mrs. T. If you was a man in your senses, you were the envy of all his Irish friends. He pulled

would'nt ax such impertinent questions. the trigger-the powder flashed in the pan, and the in these volumes: highwayman, not even changing countenance, drew Fighting Attie, The Duke of W-g-n.

Inq. Don't be affronted, old lady, but answer forth a small ink bottle, and placing a steel pen in Long Ned,

Lord Ell-o-gh.

my questions as I ask them. it, handed it to the noblemen, saying, with incom- Scarlet Jem,

Mrs. T. Answer a fool according to his folly!

Sir J. S-r-tt. parable sang-froid, Would you like my lord to try Mr. Dyebright,

-you know what the Scriptures says. Old lady, ihe other pistol?' If so, oblige me by a quick aim, Bachelor Bill,

Duke of Devonshire. indeed!


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