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THE ROMAIKA. bag hangiog on a tree in the garden, and her


From Moore's Evenings in Greece.-Written and comthimble any where but in her pocket. If Miss

« Time was called."-Bociana.

posed by Thomas Moore, Esq:-With Accompaniments Lay is going a journey, the keys of her trunk

for the Piano Forte. Philadelphia. Published and sold are sure to be lost. If Miss P. wants a volume In the autumn of 1825, some private affairs by Geo. Willig, 171 Chesnut Street. out of her book case, she is certain not to find called me into the sister kingdom; and as I When the Balaika it along with the rest of the set. If you peep did not travel, like Polyphemus, with my eye

Is heard o'er the sea, into Miss Place's dressing room, you find her out, I gathered a few samples of Irish charac I'll dance the Romaika drawers filled with foul linen, and her best ter, amongst which was the following incident.

By moonlight with thee. cap hanging upon the carpet broom. If you I was standing one morning at the window If waves then advancing, call Miss Lay io take a lesson in drawing, she of " mine Inn," when my attention was at.

Should steal o'er our track, is so long in gathering together her pencils, her tracted by a scene that took place beneath. Thy white feet, in dancing, chalk, hier Indian rubber, and her drawing The Belfast coach was standing at the door,

Shall chase them all back.* paper, that her master's hour is expired before and on the roof, in front, sat a solitary outside

When the Balaika she has well got her materials, together. passenger, a fine young fellow in the uniform

Is heard o'er the sea, Miss Understanding:- This lady comes of a of the Connaught Rangers. Below, by the Thou'lt dance the Romaika respectable family, and has a half sister distin- front wheel, stood an old woman, seemingly

My own love, with me. guished for her good sense and solidity, but his mother, a young man, and a younger wo Then at the closing she herself, though not a little fond of reason man, sister or sweetheart; and they were all

Of each merry lay, ing, always takes the perverse side of any earnestly entreating the young soldier to de

We'll lie, reposing question; she is often seen with another of her scend from his seat on the coach.

Beneath the night ray; intimates, Miss Representation, who is a great

“ Come down wid ye, Thady"—the speaker Or if declining, tale-bearer, and goes about from house to was the old woman—“ Come down now to

The moon leave the skies, house telling people what such a one said of your ould mother. Sure it's flog ye they will, We'll talk by the shining them behind their backs. Miss Representation and strip the flesh off the bones I giv ye. Come

Of each other's eyes. is a notable story teller, and can so change, en. down Thady, darlin!"

When the Balaika, &c. large, and dress up an anecdote, that the per " It's honour, mother," was the short reply son to whom it happened shall not know it of the soldier; and with clenched bands and

Ob then, how seatly again: how many friendships have been broken set leeth, he took a stiffer posture on the coach.

The dance we'll renew, by these two, or turned into bitter enemies! “ Thady, come down-come down now ye

Winding so fleetly The latter lady does a great deal of varnish fool of the world—come along down wid ye!"

Its light mazes through, work, which wonderfully sets off her paintThe tone of the present appeal was more im

Till stars, shining o'er us, ings, for she pretends to use the pencil; but patient and peremptory than the last; and the

From Heaven's high bow'rs, her productions are most miserable daubings, answer was more promptly and sternly pro

Would give their bright chorus that is the varnish alone, which alone makes nounced : " It's honour, brother!" and the

For one dance of ours. them pass to the most common eye. Though body of the speaker rose more rigidly erect

When the Balaika, &c. she has colours of all sorts, black varnish is

than ever on the roof. what she uses most. As I wish you to be very

“ O Thady, come down, sure it's me, your much on your guard against this lady, when own Kathleen, that bids ye. Come down, or

Colour of the Eyes.-In a scarce treatise, ever you meet her in company, I must tell you ye'll break the heart of me. Thady, jewel;

“ De Coloribus Oculorum,” by Portius, it is she is to be distinguished by a very ugly leer; come down then!". The poor girl wrung her remarked, that in blue eyes the interior memit is quite out of her power to look straight at hands as she said it, and cast a look upward, branes are less abundantly provided with black any object. that had a visible effect on the muscles of the

mucus, and are thence more sensible to the Miss Trust, a sour old creature, wrinkled soldier's countenance. There was more ten

action of light. That sort of eyes suits the inand shaken with the palsy. She is continually derness in his tone, but it conveyed the same

habitants of the north during their long twi. peeping and prying about, in the expectation resulution as before. of finding something wrong; she watches her " It's honour, honour bright, Kathleen!" lights; while the deep black of the negroes

serves to support the vivacity of the light. servants through the key-hole, and has lost all and, as if to defend himself from another The blue of the Laplander's eyes, however, hor friends by little shynesses that have arisen glance, he fixed his look steadfastly in front; but ill supports the light reflected from the no one knows how; she is worn away to skin while the renewed entreaties burst from all and bone, and her voice never rises above a three in chorus, with the same answer.

snow, and renders them subject to cataract. whisper.

" Come down, Thady, honey! Thady, ye Miss Rule.-This lady is of a very lofty spi- fool, come down :-0 Thady, come down to Colour of Rivers in Floods.-The reddish rit, and had she been married, would certainly me!"

brown colour so common in freslies of rivers in have governed her husband: as it is, she in " It's honour, mother!—It's honour, brother! Europe, and every where else, is almost enterferes very much in the management of fa -Honour bright, my own Kathleen!"

tirely the effect of cultivation; and the natu. milies; and, as she is very highly connected, Although the poor fellow was a private, his ral colour of rivers even in the highest and she has as much influence in the fashionable appeal was so public, that I did not hesitate to longest continued floods, where all the country world as amongst the lower orders. She even go down and inquire into the particulars of the is still in woods or pastures, is ever that of a interferes with political concerns, and I have distress. It appeared that he had been home, dark brown or blackish, but more diluted than heard it whispered that there is scarcely a ca on furlough, to visit his family—and having ex that coming from peat bogs. It is comparabinet in Europe where she has not some share ceeded as he thought the term of his leave, he tively very clear, and deposits but a trilling in the direction of affairs. was going to rejoin his regiment, and to un

sediment. Miss Take:- This lady is an old doting dergo the penalty of his neglect. I asked him woman, who is purblind, and has lost her me. when the furlough expired. mory; she invites her acquaintance on wrong The first of March, your honour—bad luck Correspondence of Martin Luther. The new days, calls them wrong names, and always in. to it of all the black days in the world-and edition of the “ Letters of Martin Luther," tends to do just the contrary thing to what she here it is, come sudden on me like a shot!" which was commenced in 1825, has been lately does.

“ The first of March !-why, my good fel conpleted. The collection has been formed Miss Fortune.—This lady has the most for. low, you have a day to spare then-the first and edited by Dr. William Lebrech de Wette, bidding look of any of the clan, and people are of March will not be here till to-morrow. It professor of theology in Basle, from the several sufficiently disposed to avoid her as much as is Leap Year, and February has twenty-nine previous editions of the works and letters of it is in their power to do; yet some pretend, days."

ihe great reformer, and from other books and that, notwithstanding the sternness of her The soldier was thunder-struck.—“Twenty- | manuscripts, and contains more than one hun. countenance on the first address, her physiog nine days is it!-- You're sartin of that same ! died letters hitherto inedited. nomy softens as you grow more familiar with -Oh, Mother, Mother the Divil fly away her, and, though she has it not in her power to wid yere ould Almanack-a base cratur of a * In dancing the Romaika (says Mr. Dou. he an agreeable acquaintance, she has some book, to be deceaven one, afther living so long glas) they begin in slow and solemn step, till times proved a valuable friend. There are in the family of us !"

They have gained the line, but by degrees the lessons which none can teach so well as her. His first impulse was to cut a caper on the air becomes more sprightly; the conductress self, and the wisest philosophers have not scru. roof of the coach, and throw up his cap, with a of the dance sometimes setting to hor partner, pled to acknowledge themselves the better for loud Hurrah!-His second, was to throw him sometimes darting before the rest and leading her company.- I may add, that, notwithstand self into the arms of his Kathleen, and the them through the most rapid evolutions; someing her want of external beauty, one of the third, was to wring my hand off in acknowledg. times crossing under the hands which are held best poets in our language fell in love with her, ment.

up to let her pass, and giving as much liveliand wrote a beautiful ode in her praise.

“ It's a happy man I am, your Honour, for ness and intricacy as she can to the figures, my word's saved, and all by your Honour's into which she conducts her companions, while means.-Long life to your Honour for the their business is to follow her in all her movesanie!—May ye live a long hundred-and leap ments, without breaking the chain, or losing years every one of them !"

the measure.- Douglas on the Modern Greek.

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piously inclined, or whose physical necessities RACTER.

were more pressing than their spiritual wants, Literary Port Folio.

Mr. Editor, -A letter of Mr. Jefferson's has sold the birthright of their independence for a been recently published in some of our papers,

purse of gold. Charles the Fifth appears to THE MAIL FREE,

tending to excite a doubt in relation to a sub have exceeded most modern patrons in liberject, upon which we really should have thought ality, as Petrus Appianus received three thou

that no difference of opinion could possibly sand guilders (£250) from him as the price of a In our last we brought forward a proposition, have existed—the religion of the Father of his dedication. Christiana of Sweden intimated that when the national debt shall have been ed in the character of Washington, and I will Country. Every American is deeply interest

her intention of bestoving a gold chain worth

1000 pistoles on Scudery in approbation of his paid off, it will perhaps be found to be the most

not pay so poor a compliment io your readers, Alaric, provided he struck out his panegyric useful, most general, most equitable, and least as to suppose they can be ignorant of the con

on Count de la Gardie; but his honesty stood objectionable of all the plans which can be de trast, in this respect, which it presents to that proof against the temptation, and the gold of some of the great men with whom he was

chain never shone across bis bosom. vised for the use of the surplus revenue, to associated. If a public profession of Christi. make the post office free. anity, a strict observance of its ordinances, and

Indians in Mexico.-The Indians, in the pro

vince of Mexico, appear in inind very little suThe Courier and Enquirer, before seeing the conscientious practice of its precepts, give perior to mules. Their apathy is beyond toxour project, bad spoken with much force, and a title to the name of Christian, that name will ample. Rather than get out of the way, they with great plainness of speech, of some of the not be denied to our venerated Washington. will suffer themselves to be ridden over; and evils that must arise from a distribution of the

The devout solemnity with which he entered yet, at their feasts, they appear to possess upon any important undertaking is well known.

a great deal of animation. These poor people surplus among the states, to be by them ex A gentleman of my acquaintance lately men.

are as much idolaters as they were in the days pended. And it has gone so far as “ most setioned to me, upon the authority of the late

of Montezuma; only, that their idolatry is riously and most solemnly to declare, that, perhaps be now to some of your readers. When

now changed from the adoration of the serpent Charles Thomson, an anecdote which may

to the worship of various carved images of much as they despise the miserable maxim at the meeting of the first Congress, it was

Christian saints, which, upon particular occathat a national debt is a national blessing, they proposed to invoke the Divine blessing upon

sions, they exbibit and parade with great enhad rather see the nation in debt, than with

iheir deliberations, the only individual or that thusiasm, and about the dresses and decora.

august assembly who was found in a kneeling tions of which they expend large soms of moa large surplus revenuo, to be in any way dis- posture was Washington.

OMEGA. ney. In the description, published in one of tributed and employed by the agents or depen

the Mexican journals, of an ascent to the snowdants of either the gencral or state govern.

To confirm the statement of our correspon

mountain of Puebla, by a gentleman of the

name of Glennie, there is a curious account of ments. Wasteful extravagance, or woful mis- dent, we reprint the following interesting anec

the half.christian and half-heathen worship of dote from the Appendix, &c. of Dr. Hosack's the Indians who reside near the edge of the application, ever will be the result of such a Memoir of De Witt Clinton. Dr. H. received it

snow. On their fast-days they set off multidisposition of the public money. It would in

tudes of rockets and catherine-wheels in hoall probability be wasted in electioneering imfrom a venerable clergyman who had it from

nour of their deities; and all the money which the lips of the Rev. Dr. Jones himself. At the they do not lavish in this manner is paid to provements, or impracticable schemes," &c.

the convents for relics, prints, &c. By tho Thinking the suggestion we have made free present time it is important to show that how

way, no print of any saint has any efficacy in from all the objections that have been made ever strongly General Washington sympa

the estimation, not only of Indians, but of the to a distribution of the surplus, and that it will

thised with the friends of liberty in France, he lower order of whites also in Mexico, which “abide the scrutiny of talents and of time,” was not leavened with the dark scepticism and

has not been consecrated. These are artifices

by which the convents are supported; and the proud infidelity which then characterised some we now proceed to state it more in detail.

sums of money which are thus expended by

the credulous, and obtained by the crafty, are To avoid the inconveniences that would of our politicians. We think no unbeliever can

, , is confidence in just principles and honest action ble that Mexico would soon dwindle to“ the den and complete change, we would suggest which can be derived only from a trust in Pro- shadow of a shade.” Fish, flesh, and veger that the first step toward the accomplishment vidence.

tables, are all supplied by the Indians; and of the plan should be a reduction of the rates

“ While the American army, under the com

every species of manual labour is performed of postage to the following scale :

by them. The water-carriers, it is said, permand of Washington, lay encamped in the en form their office in the same way as before One cent per sheet on newspapers, periodi- virons of Morristown, N. J. it occurred that the

the conquest. The Indians possess a great cals, and letters. service of the communion (then observed semi

talent at moulding figures in wax, and in makAnd in the spirit of the existing law which annually only) was to be administered in the Presbyterian church of that village. In a

ing baskets.-Hardy's Travels. gives to editors of newspapers their exchange morning of the previous week, the General, Australian Birds.-The birds of New South papers freelet all newspapers, periodicals, after his accustomed inspection of the camp, Wales vary in size, from the emu which stands and letters to editors of newspapers or periodi- pastor of that church; and after the usual pre- the humming-bird, in the West Indies. Black

about six feet high, to the birds little larger than cals be free. liminaries thus accosted him— Doctor, I un

swans, cranes of various colours, white hawks, And it would perhaps be expedient to exderstand that the Lord's Supper is to be cele

black and white cockatoos, and thousands of tend the privilege of franking to the legisla- if it accords with the canons of your church to brated with you next Sunday: I would learn

parrots of the most splendid plumage, ducks tivo and executive authorities of all the states admit communicants of another denomination?' bling our pigeon, pheasant, and turkey, aro

and quails, are also common.

Birds resemand territories.

The Doctor rejoined— Most certainly ; ours also got in numbers. Among the birds pecuHow much of the surplus revenue such a is not the Presbyterian table, General, but the

liar to the country, may be mentioned, one Lord's table; and we hence give the Lord's

called the laughing-bird; another the coachscale of postage would absorb, we are unable to invitation to all his followers, of whatever guess. There would be so great an increase name.' The General replied— I am glad of man, from its whistle ending in a smack like a

whip; another the bell-bird, from its voice it; that is as it ought to be; but as I was not being like the sound of a bell; and so on. in the business of the post office, that we are sure of the fact, I thought I would ascertain it

There are swallows all the season, exactly reconfident the gross receipts would be larger from yourself, as I propose to join with you op sembling those in England. than they now are. And when we look at the the occasion : though a member of the Church improvements making in the means of convey. The Dr. reassured him of a cordial welcome, taken from a volume of Murray's Family Liof England, I have no exclusive partialities.'

French Police.--[The following anecdote is ance, it will hardly be thought impossible that and the General was found seated with the brary. It seems almost too monstrous to bo the cost of carrying the mail may decrease in communicants the next Sabbath.”

believed.]-A man who had lost his two sons as great a proportion as the reduction of post

in the Russian campaign was suspected of not age above recommended. We think we look

being very heartily attached to the existing goVarieties.

vernment: such, indeed, was the fact, but he but a little way ahead, when we see the mail

was prudent enough to speak his mind only in car going between Portland and New Orleans,

Dedications. It was rio uncommon circum- presence of his most intimate friends; before and between Washington and St. Louis, at the

stance for authors of the olden times to dedi- the rest of tbe world he was mute, thereby

cate their works to the Deity, the Virgin baffling the efforts of the numerous hired spies rate of thirty miles an hour.

Mary, or our Saviour. Those who were less whom Savary had placed over him. As he


was one day seated in the garden of the Lux Remarkable Migrations of Birds.-By won. and the history of the Convention, we shall in a few days embourg, accompanied by a tried friend, the derful instinct birds will follow cultivation, and peak our minds freely :- Meantime, we congratulate the conversation began with the battle of Leipsic, make themselves denizens of new regions. at last-and we give them this advice, satisfied from obwhich had recently taken place. In the sequel The cross-bill has followed the apple into Eng. servation of its soundness-that is, in the exercise of their neither spared the despot, whose downfall they land. Glenco, in the Highlands of Scotland,

sovereign discretion, they ever see fit to call another Con hoped was near at hand.' In the midst of this

vention, to elect to it fewer lawyers, and more men of never knew the partridge till its farmers, of every-day sense--for if the distinction was not known be confidential intercourse, a lovely little boy, ap- late years, introduced corn into their lands; fore, the history of the last three months has clearly exparently in his sixth year, came weeping to

tablished the wide difference that exists between talents nor did sparrows ever appear in Siberia until

and common sense. wards them, crying that he had lost his nurse. after the Russians had made arable the vast They endeavoured to comfort him, telling him wastes of those parts of their dominions. Fi. ing broke from his keeper while putting on his harness,

A horse attached to the Litchfield Line of Stages, har. not to sob, for his nurse would not fail to seek nally, the rice buntings, natives of Cuba, after started off from the stable, and in turning the corner him. During the quarter of an hour which he the planting of rice in the Carolinas, annually

came in contact with another horse. The heads of the remained with them, they continued to con quit the island in myriads, and fly over sea and

horses came precisely together, and the concussion was

so powerful that both fell, and in a short time expired, verse on the same subject. Then a woman land to partake of a harvest introduced there neither of them being able to rise again. was seen to approach, with a child in her from the distant India. It is, however, only The Emperor Nicholas was taken sick on the sth of than he cried, “ there is my nurse!” and has- myriads which visit Carolina, a single cock is which, however, there seems to have yet appeared no arms; no sooner did the boy perceive her, the female rice-bird which migrates of the November, and the London journalists indulged in sper tened to rejoin her. The very next morning never found.

reasonable ground to entertain strong apprehensions both were arrested, and conducted to the Con

A few days since, as two men were riding at full gallop ciergerie. The childless parent was the first

through the town of St. George, in Delaware, their horses interrogated, and his surprise was not little to

Steamboats Constitution and Constellation. met so violently that both were killed. The riders were

but slightly hurt. hear repeated, word for word, a portion of his These boats are now laid up until next season;

Arnold Naudain *s chosen a Senator of the United conversation with his friend. His natural im- they have made 207 trips, and have run thirt pression was that that friend had betrayed one thousand and fifty miles each, since 1st of States from Delaware.

John Floyd is elected Governor of Virginia. him, but he soon found his mistake. Both April last; and what is more remarkable, have

There is in the Quebec Gazette an article in favour of were immediately imprisoned, nor were they lost but one trip in three years.

throwing open the navigation of the St. Lawrence to the enlarged before the fall of Napoleon. Chil. dren of both sexes were employed in this exe

A new Episcopal Church is about to be

United States.

Thomas Moore is to receive 6000l. for his Life of Byron. crable system of espionage.

erected at Nashville, Ten., to which the Rev.
Geo. Weller, late of Philadelphia, has been

The Legislature of South Carolina has made a loan of

8100,000 to the South Carolina Rail Road Company, for The London Literary Gazette says—« The invited, and has accepted the charge.

the purpose of opening a Rail Road from Charleston to

Hamburg remarkable documents known by the name of Opium of a quality superior to that imported

The project of establishing a new University in New the Stuart Papers, which were brought from froni Turkey, has been obtained near Norfolk, York, somewhat on the plan, as it is understood, of the Rome after the death of Cardinal York, the from the white poppy, cultivated in that neigh: London University, begins to be a subject of general last of the family, and placed in the bands of bourhood. Much larger quantities from a sin. commissioners appointed by his majesty, we gle plaut are gained, and the value is $2 per

purpose of taking the subject into consideration was held

on the oth instant, at which General Lewis was called to are glad to find that they are no longer likely pound more than the imported article.

the chair, and Mr. Maxwell appointed Secretary. At to remain in the obscurity of St. James's Palace,

this meeting a communication was read on the expewhere they were deposited. The King, we The Menagerie of Messrs. Doolittle & Co.

diency and means of establishing a University, and a re

solution adopted purporting that it is highly desirable are informed, has now transferred these papers was sold at public auction yesterday morning : and expedient to establish an institution of the kind in

the city of New York “on a liberal foundation, which to Sir Walter Scott, for examination and pub- the following is a list of the Animals and the

shall correspond with the spirit and wants of our age." lication; and we have reason to know, that prices they brought.-Terms, Cash.

The communication read at the meeting was then orhis son-in-law, Mr. Lockhart, is already en.

Philad. Jan, 13, 1830.

dered to be published. gaged in this important duty, and actively em- No. 1. The Elephant, with wagon, sign

The Trustees of Columbia College have sent the Comployed in arranging the mass, which certainly

mittee of the New University a plan for uniting the two $7,000 institutions in such a manner as to meet the views

for the could not be in betier hands.

6 2. 3 young Leopards,


attainment of which the project discussed in this pam$100 each,

300 phlet has been proposed to the public. What the precise Conspiracy of Dogs.-At Horton, in Buck « 3. African Lion, with cage, &c.

nature of this plan is, or how it is likely to be received, 2,000

we have no certain information.- Post. inghamshire (a village where Milton passed 4. Royal Tiger, with do.

1,400 some of his early days), about the year 1818, a

British National Railway.-The experiments that have 5. White Bear, with do.

1,000 taken place show how desirable it is that a line of railway gentleman from London took possession of a 6. Hyena, with do.

100 should be constructed, if possible, through the island, house, the former tenant of which had moved

from south to north, or at all events from London to

7. 2 Leopards, male and female, to a farm about half a mile off. The new in

Edinburgh. A work of this kind would be of prodigious with do.

500 | importance, not inerely for the purpose of facilitating the mate brought with him a large French poodle, 8. Ostrich skin, &c. with do.

60 ordinary intercourse which takes place between different to take the duty of watchman in the place of a

parts of the country, but also in a political and military

9. Dandy Jack, and Shetland Pony, 100 fine Newfoundland dog, which went away with

point of view. In case of invasion or internal commo" 10. Dandy Jack and Pony,

95 tion, the whole disposable force of the country could, his master; but a puppy of the same breed “ 11. A lot of small Animals,


with the aid of such means of conveyance, be brought to was left behind; and he was incessantly perse

act on any given point in an amazingly short space of

time; a circumstance which would enable government cuted by the poodle. As the puppy, grew up

$12,605 considerably to diminish the number of troops. In order the persecution still continued. At length he

U, S. Gaz.

to secure the execution of a work of such first-rate imwas one day missing for some hours, but he

portance, ministers ought to cause a survey to be made

of the best line which presents itself for the formation of did not come back alone; he returned with his On the 11th of March next, the son of Na

a railway such as we have desgribed, without paying the old friend, the large house-dog, to whom he poleon Bonaparte will be 19 years of age. slightest attention to the towns os districts through which had made a communication ; and in an instant

it may happen to pass. A power should be obtained from the two fell upon the unhappy poodle, and from personal knowledge, that there are two

The editor of the Rochester Gem, states,

the legislature to grant a certain sum per mile to any

company, who, being about to construct a railway, would killed him before he could be rescued from their creeks in Cattaraugus county, which cross

make it wholly or partly upon the line laid down, and in

a manner which should be prescribed to them. By the fury. In this case the injuries of the young each other at right angles, and each holds its adoption libisplangit is probable that a considerable dog must have been made known to his friend;

course! a plan of revenge concerted; and the determi

a moderate cost, and the remainder then be completed nation to carry that plan into effect, formed

at the public expense. If some plan of this kind be not

A Washington letter writer to Norfolk, says: adopted, it is probable that many railways will be so and executed with equal promptitude.—Li -" Mr. Adams is in better health than at any formed as to afford little assistance in the construction of brary of Entertaining Knowledgethe Mena- former period of his life, and is more than usu

that national work, which, at some period or other, must

be undertaken.-Manchester paper. geries.

ally agreeable and entertaining. A few days

ago, the second auditor, (Mr. Lewis, of the English and French Whist Players.-[How president's household) paid him a visit, which carnest the Noble Lord must be in defence of

RELIGIOUS MAGAZINE, No. 25, was promptly returned by Mr. A. at the old the honour and interests of the country whose house where he was wont to reign with so

For January, 1830. representative he was!]-It appears by an ar much dignity, and certainly with some share ticle in the Courier Francoise, that a Noble of ability.” Lord, until lately English ambassador at Paris,

A Visit to the Seven Churches of Asia. On the Nature has humbled the French whist.players, by a

and Value of the Christian's Hope. Earl Mount Cashel's

* Statement." On Trust in God. Gethsemane. The challenge to play a hundred rubbers for £50,000


Festival of the Translation of the Scriptures. The Cruin twenty days, besides, £100, on each rubber,

cifixion. The Neophytes. Wonders and Murmurs. The The Richmond Whig of Friday contains the intelli

Human Heart. The Character of Nicodemus. in order to decide the superiority of play, which

'The gence that the Convention has at length adopted a Consti

Christian Warfare. Village Bells. Hagar and Ishmael. he claims for the English. He had the money iution, by a majority of 15. It adds,

The Sabbath on the Seas. Autumnal Emblems. The ready and his partner named, but the French

“ And what has long been foreseen, but which is not Lost Life. The Daughter of Jairus. The Madonna and the less remarkable-by the votes of that part of the Con.

Child. The Offering. Heaven and Earth. The Mournman, who took up the glove for the honour of vention chiefly, representing the portion of the people ing of Rachel. The Incredulity of St. Thomas. On an his country, could neither get his stake sub opposed to the call of a Convention and to any change, Engraving of the Magdalen. Sonnet to the Stars.

Published monthly, at 83 per annum, by scribed, nor the partner he wished to play with; and in opposition to the votes of those, by the instrumentality of whose constituents the Convention was called.

E. LITTELL & BROTHER, he could not therefore fight. Upon this result-the manner in which it was effected

Chestnut Street.

and cage,


No. 4.




Terms.--Published erery Thursday by E. Littell & Norman thon directed the chicf's house, with the body, and he had four arrows stuck in his Brother, corner of Chestnut andSeventh Streets, Phila some others, to be set on fire. The order was back: the point of a spear had piorced his delphia. It will contain fuur handsome engravings every immediately complied with, and all were in shoulder, having entered from behind and came year. Price Two Dollars and a Half a year, payable in

flames in a few seconds. A few minutes after, out in the fore part under the collar bone. It advance.

we heard dreadful yells and shoutings of the fortunately liappened that the rock or bill to Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub savages proceeding from the road by which we which we escaped was so steep that few perscribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and so

had ascended to the table-land. The Bow sons could ascend it at a time; and it was too in proportion for a larger number.

chiefs understood from the yells that some of elevated for the natives to annoy us much with

their inen as well as Europeans were killed by their spears or slings. They, however, shot [From Dillou's Voyage in search of La Perouse.]

the Vilear people, who lay concealed in am. several arrows at us, which were inpeded by FIGHT WITH SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS.

bush until they got us on the table-land, a strong gale of wind that blew them off their

where they attacked our straggling parties, intended course. Our chief officer having Captain Dillon, from the year 1809, had been who having discharged their muskels, were fallen, I now, as next in rank, took command much engaged in the navigation of the South killed before they had time to reload. Others, of the party, and stationed them in the best Seas, and in visiting and residing at several of I afterwards understood, on seeing themselves way I could to defend our post. I did not the innumerable islands with which that vast nearly surrounded by the savages, threw down allow more than one or two muskets to be fired ocean is studded. He thus acquired a know their muskets and ran towards the boat: only at a time, and kept the wounded man loading ledge of the natives, and an insight into their two of whom escaped. In Mr. Norman's party for us. Several of the natives ascended tho language, which led the way to the remarkable there were ten inusket-men, with the two bill to within a few yards, and were shot by us discovery that crowned his later efforts. But Bow chiefs and one of their followers. We in self-defence as fast as they approached. one of his earlier adventures among these sa determined to keep close together and fight After some of them had been killed in this vages is so painfully characteristic, that we are our way to the boats. We immediately got manner the rest kept off. Having but littlo tempted to pause on the very outset of the out of the thicket on to the table-land, where ammunition left, we were as sparing of it as work, and present the dreadful relation in the there were not more than three of the islanders, possible; besides which, we did not wish to writer's own language to our readers.

who shouted and called out to us that several irritate the natives more than they already In 1813, the ship Hunter, Captain Robson, of our men were killed, as also a number of were by firing, except when driven to it by arrived at the Beetee (cominonly called the the Bow men, and that we should imme. necessity. From our elevated situation we had Feejee) Islands, and the commander joined one diately share a similar fate. On reaching the a clear view of the landing-place, the boats at of the chiefs, at the place where he had an brink of the path by which we were to descend anchor waiting our return, the two Bow cachored to procure sandal wood, in an expedi to the plain, we found Terence Dun lying noes, and the ship. This we had but little tion against some other tribe. Captain R., dead with his brains beaten out by a native prospect of ever again rejoining, though I had however, soon after quarrelled with his canni- club, and the whole plain between us and the some hopes that Captain Robson would make bal allies; and the author tells us

boats covered with thousands of infuriated an effort to rescue us, by arming himself, six · Early in September two large canoes from savages, all armed. Before descending to the Indian soldiers that were on board, two or Bow, carrying about two hundred and twenty plain, a young man named John Graham se three Europeans, and the Bow people in the or two hundred and thirty men, visited the parated from us, and ran into a thicket of

These hopes soon vanished, when I ship, for the purpose of taking home the Eu. bushes on the left hand side of the road, saw the Bow canoes set sail and steer towards ropeans and their wives who joined us in May. where he was quickly pursued by the three their island without passing alongside the Captain Robson about that time being sixty savages abovementioned, who despatched him. ship.” miles distant from the ship in the tender, at The remainder of us proceeded down the pre The miserable remnant stationed on the rock tacked a fleet of Vilear canots, and took four. cipice. On getting to the bottom the savages beheld the cannibals preparing their ovens to toen of them; on which occasion a native of prepared to receive us; they stood in thou bako those they had killed; and this occupathe latter place was shot dead by a small can sands on each side of the path, brandishing tion having in soine degree abated their fury, non-shot. On the strip and cutter rejoining their weapons, with their faces and bodies Captain Dillon reminded them that cight of company, the captain proposed to heave the besmeared over with the blood of our slaugh their people were prisoners in the ship, and colter down, to repair some damage she had tered companions. At this moment a native that unless he and his companions were safely sustained in her bottom. However, he deemed who came down the precipice after us, threw conveyed on board, they would certainly be put it prudent, before doing so, lo endeavour to a lance at Mr. Norman, which entered his to death. The high priest's brother being one possess himself of the remainder of the Vilear back and passed out of his breast: he ran

of the captives, this representation induced him canoes, to prevent, as he said, their attacking a few yards and fell down apparently dead. lo consent to a man being sent to the ship for the people while cinployed about the cutter, I fired at this native and reloaded my musket their release. as it would be necessary to baul her on shore as soon as possible,-when on turning round I “ This man procccded as directed, and I did at high water. On the morning of the 6th of found my companions had all run off by dif- not lose sight of him from the time he left us September, the Europeans belonging to the ferent routes. Taking advantage of the ab until he got on the ship's deck. A cessation of ship were all arried with muskets, also those sence of the natives, who had all quitted the arıs took place in the mean time, which might Europeans from Bows and placed under the path and pursued our unfortunate flying men, have continued unvroken, had it not been for direction of Mr. Norman, the first officer. I dashed along with all the speed that was pos- the imprudence of Charles Savage, who put a We landed at a place called the Black Rock, a sible; but had not proceeded more than a few greater temptation in the way of the natives little way to the eastward of the river: the yards when I came on the dead body of Wil. iban they could withstand. During this inter: two canoes shortly afterwards landed at the liam Parker, who was prostrated across the val, several native chiefs ascended the hill, and same place. We were joined by the Bow path with his musket by him, which I took up came within a few paces of us with protestachiefs and a hundred of their men. The canoes and retreated with. About this time the na. tions of friendship, and proffered us security if and boats then put off into dcep water, which tives observed me and gave chase. One of we would go down among them. To these proprecaution was used to prevent their getting them came up so close to me that I was obliged mises I would not accede, not allow any of my a.ground by the tide ebbing. On landing, the to throw Parker's musket away, as also a pis men to do so, till Charles Savage, who had Europeans began to disperse into straggling to which I had in my belt. In a moment after resided on the islands for inore than five years, parties of two, three, and four in a group. this I reached the foot of a small stoep rock and spoke the native dialect fluently, begged of begged of Mr. Norman, our commander, to that stood on the plain. Finding it impossible me to permit him to go down ainong the natives cause them to keep close together, in case of to get to the boat through the crowds of natives with the chiefs to whom we were speaking, as a sudden attack from the islanders; but no that intercepted the pathway, I called out to he had no doubt their promises would be kept, attention was paid to my remonstrance. We my companions (some of whom were on my and that, if I allowed him to go, he would cer. proceeded by a narrow path over a small level right), take the hill! take the hill! We then tainly procure a peace, and enable us all to replain without interruption until we arrived at gol to the top of it, where I joined the follow turn safe to the ship. Overcome by his iinporthe foot of a hill, which we ascended, and ing persons: Charles Savage, Luis a China- tunities, I at last gave my consent, but re, soon gained the level or table-land on its top: man, and Martin Bushart, with Thomas Dafny minded him that I did not wish him to do so, There a few natives showed themselves, and and William Wilson. The three former men and that he must leave his musket and armuby shouts and gestures tried to irritate us. resided at Bow, and joined us at this island for nition with me. This he did, and proceeded • Mr. Norman turned to the right along a nar. the purpose before inentioned; the two latter about two hundred yards from the foot of the row path, which led through a thicket to some were seamen belonging to the ship. Mic Mica-rock to where Bonasar was seated, surrounded .native_houses: I followed him with seven be, with Joseph Atkinson and the two Bow by chiefs, who were happy to receive him, their other Europeans and the two Bow thidfs, with chiefs, were killed: those men had joined us secret determination being to kill and eat him. one of their inen. Here a few malives tried to also here. Dafny fired his musket on the plain, They conversed with him, however, for some dispute our passage: they were fired at--one and then broke it off at the bott in defending time, and then called out to me, in the native shot dead, and the others retreated. Mr. himself. He was wounded in several parts of diulect,'Come down, Peter; we will not hurt

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you: you see we do not hurt Charloy!' || turned to Martin Bushart, and harangued him Yet haply there will come a weary day, replied !hat kwould not go down until the pri on the policy of our complying. At this mo When, over-lask'd, at length, soners landed. During this discussion the Chi ment the thought entered my head of making Both Love and Hope beneath the load give naman, Luis, stole down the opposite side of the priest a prisoner, and either to destroy hiin way: the bill unknown to me, with his arms, for the or regain my liberty I tied Charles Savage's Then, with a statue's smile, 4, statue's strength, purpose of placing himself under the protec. musket with my neck-handkerchief to the belt Stands the mute sister, PATIENCE,—nothing tion of a chief with whom he was intimately of my cartridge box, and presenting my own loath; acquainted, and to whom he had rendered im- musket to the priest's head, told him that I | And, both supporting, does the work of both!" portant service in former svars. The islanders,' would shoot him dead if he attempted to run finding they could not prevail on me to place away, or if any of his countrymen offered to myself in their power, 'set up a screetch that molest me or my companions. I then directed VERSES INSCRIBED IN AN ALBUM. rent the air: at that momeni Charles Savage him to proceed before mo to the boat, threat

BY FRANCIS JEFFREY, ESQ. was seized by the legs, and held in that stateening him with instant death in case of nonby six men, with his head placed in a well of compliance. The priest proceeded as directed,

" Why write my name 'midst songs and low

ers, fresh water until he was suffocated; whilst al and as we passed along through the multitude, the same instant a powerful savage got behind he exhorted them to sit down, and upon no

To meet the eye of lady gey? the Chinaman, and with his huge club knocked account to molest Peter or his countrymen, I have no voice for lady's bowers, the upper part of his skull to pieces. These because if they attempted to hurt us he would

For page like this no filting lay, wretched men were scarcely lifeless, when they be shot; and they of course must be aware Yet though my heart no more must bound were cut up and put into ovens ready prepared they would consequently incur the wrath of the At witching call of sprightly joys, for the purpose. We, the three defenders of gods in the clouds, who would be angry at Mine is the brow that never frown'd the hill, were then furiously attacked on all their disobedience of the divine orders, and On laughing lips or sparkling eyes. sides by the cannibals, whom our muskets, cause the sea to rise and swallow up the island, however, kept in great dread, though the chiefs with all its inhabitants. The multitude treated No-though behind me now is closed stimulated their mon to ascend and bring us their priest's injunctions with profound respect, The youthful paradise of love, down, promising to confer the greatest hunours and sat down on the grass. The Nambety, Yet I can bless, with soul composed, on the man who should kill me, and frequently (which is the term for priest) proceeded as

The lingerers in that happy grove. inquired of their people if they were afraid of directed, towards the boats, with the muzzles Take, then, fair girls, my blessing take, three white men, when they had killed several of Martin Bushart's and Wilson's muskets at

Where'er amid its charms you roam, that day. Thus encouraged, they pressed close each of his ears, while the muzzle of mine was on us. Having four muskets bei ween three of placed between his shoulders. Finding that Or whero, by western hill or lake,

You brighten a serener home. us, two always remained loaded; for Wilson night was approaching, and anxious to prolong being a bad shot, we kept him loading the life, I had recourse to this dreadful expedient, And while the youthful lover's name, muskets, while Martin Bushart and l fired being aware of the influence and sway which Here with the sister's beauty blends, thom off. Bushart had been a rifleinan in his the priests in all barbarous nations have over

Laugh not to scorn the humbler aim, own country, and was an excellent marksman. their votaries. On getting to the boats, Nam. That to their list would add a friend's." He shot twenty-seven of the cannibals with bety made a sudden stop. I ordered him to twenty-eight discharges, only missing once; I proceed. This he refused doing in the most also killed and wounded a few of them in self-positive manner, declaring that he would go no defence. Finding they could not conquer us

REMINISCENCES OF PITTSBURG, further, and that I might shoot him if I liked. without great sacrifice on their part, they kept I threatened to do so, and asked him why he Previous to the year 1753, the country west off and vowed vengeance.

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would not go to the water's edge? He replied, of the Allegheny mountains, and particularly sometimes, but not very often, torture their “ You want to take me on board alive, and put the point which Pittsburg now occupies, was prisoners in the following manner. They skin me to the torture.” There being no time to the subject of controversy between Great Briihe soles of the feet and then torment their spare, I told him to stand still, and turned my tain and France.- In the early part of that victims with fire-brands, so as to make them face to him with my musket presented, threat year, a party of Frenchmen from Presque Isle, jump about in that wretched state. At other ening to shoot him if he attempted to move now Erie, seized three English traders at times they cut off the prisoner's eye-lids and until I got into the boat. We then walked Loggstown, and carried them back with them turn his face to the sun, at which he is obliged backwards to the water side, and up to our as prisoners. In the fall of that year Robert to look with his bare eyes: this is said to be breasts in water, where we joined the boat, and Dinwiddie, Governor of Virginia, despatched a dreadful punishment. From the fingers of had no sooner got into her than the islanders George Washington, then in the 22d year of others they pull off the nails. By all accounts, came down and saluted us with a shower of ar his age, to the French commander on Le however, these punishments are very rare, and rows, and stones from slings. Being thus once Beuf, to demand that he should desist from only inflicted on persons who have given the more out of danger, wo returned thanks to Di: farther aggressions. In performance of this greatest provocation; such as we had done this vine Providence for our escape, and proceeded duty, Washington arrived at - The Forks," on day, by shooting so many mon in our own de towards the ship, which we reached just as the the 23d of November, 1753. While here, be fence. Having no more than sixteen or seven sun was setting."

examined the site immediately at the junction teen cartridges left, we determined, as soon as

of the rivers, and recommended it as a suitable it was dark, to place the muzzles of our muskets

position for a fort. On the next day he proto our hearts, with the butts on the ground, and


ceeded from this place, and called on King discharge them into our breasts, thus to avoid

Sbingiss, near M'Kee's Rocks, who accompa. the danger of falling alive into the hands of " To a Lady's question, respecting the accom

nied him on his way to Loggstown, where these cannibal monsters. At this moment the

plishments most desirable in an Instructress they met Monakatoocha, and other' Indian boat put off from the ship and soon got close to

of Children.

Chiefs, and held several councils with them. the landing place, where we counted the eight

While at Loggstown, it became a question prisoners landing from her. I could not ima “O'ER wayward children wouldest thou hold which road he should lake on his way lo the gine how the captain could have acted in this firm rule,

French commandant at Le Bæuf, and Shingiss strange way, as the only hope presented of our And sun thee in the light of happy faces: advised hiin not to take the road by Beaver, lives being spared was by allowing a part of Love; Hore, and PATIENCE,—these must be because it was low and swampy, Proceeding the prisoners to land, who would, of course, in thy GRACES,

on his journey, ho arrived at Le Bæuf, and tercede with their friends on shore to save us, And in thy own heart let them first keep school learned from the French commandant' that that we might in return protect their country. For, as old Atlas on bis broad neck places they were determined to tako possession of the men when we returned to the ship. But this Heaven's starry globo, and there sustains it: 80 Forks, in the spring. With this answor he precaution not having been attended to, all Do these upbear the little world below

left the French commandant in company with hope seemed now fled, and the only means of Of Education-PATIENCE, Hope, and Love! Gist, his guide, on foot, and arrived at the relief left eonsisted in the dreadful determina Methinks I see them group'd in seemly show,- Allegheny river below the mouth of Pine tion of destroying our own lives in the mode The straiten'd arms upraised, -the palms creek, on the 28th of Dec. The next day already mentioned. Shortly after the vight aslope,

they spent in making a raft with tomahawks, prisoners landed, they were conveyed unarmed And robes that touching, as adown they flow, and towards evening ombarked, and attempted up the rock to me, preceded by the priest, who Distinctly blend, liko snow emboss'd in snow. to cross the river, but the ice driving very informed me that Caplain Robson had released

thick, they made very little progress, and were the eight men, and sent a chest of cutlery, O part them nover! If Hope prostrate lie, finally compelled to take refuge upon Herr's ironmongery, &c. on shore for the chiefs, with Love too will sink and die!

or Wainwright's island--which of the two is orders that we were to deliver our muskets to But Love is subtle; and will proof derive, uncertain. them, and that he should see us safe to the From her own life, that Hope is yet alive. During the night it frozé so hard, that they boat." I replied, that as long as I lived I would And bending o'er, with soul-transfusing eyes, crossed on the ice in tilamorning. This cirnot part with my musket, which was my own And the soft murmurs of the Mother Dove, cumstance affords a pretty strong inference property, as I was certain they would slaughter Woos back the feeling spirit, and half supplies: that it must have been Wainwrighi's island, it me and my companions, as they had done | Thus Love ropays to Hope what Hope first lying close to the eastern shoro; the narrow Charles Savage and Luis. The priest then

gave to Lore!

passage botween it and the shore would be

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