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Published every Thursday by JESPER HARDING, 36 Car-had fallen by my arm, when an old man-his white land of the living. But whether?-A I “tremble ter's Aney, and 74: South Second Street. Price, $2 50 per locks streaming on the night-wind-rushed toward to think of it.”. So... . . annun.
agents who procure and forward parment for four subme with a shout of indignation. With the speed of. Scribers, shall receire the fifth copy for one year: and so in lightning I drew a pistol from my belt, and discharg
in ed it at his head. He staggered a few steps backproportion for a larger unnu ber.
THE LOST DINNER, | waral, but, as he fell nöt, I drew another pistol and OR A CORPULENT GENTLEMAN'S ADVENTURES. * POETRY, .'
Ipointed it with a slow and deliberate aim. There - "Oh, that this too solid flesh would melt, thaw
was a flash- shriek-a gloan--but--oh God-what and resolve itself into a dew.”-Hamlet, SPRING.--BY Y. P. Willis.'',
were my agonies to find, that the contents of my “Let me have men about me that are fat.”--Julius The spring is here the delieaie-footed May,
* weapon had entered the heart of my young love, who Cesar. .. „With its slight fingers full of leaves and flowers, bad sprung, like a beautiful vision, to the side of her
Of all the plagues with which Old Nick has • lather, and was now lying, pale, bloody, and lifeless And with it comes a thirst to be away,
Wasting in w004-paths its voluptuous hours at his feet. "A moment more, and he was stretched attempted to disturb the quiet of this blessed A feeling that is like a sense of wings,
lby her side, but, ere he fell, he breathed out a curse world, I think there is none equal to the dispoRestless to soar above these perishing unngs, yo,
lupon my name, that seemed like the muttered ana-sition which half the community have for tor
thema of Heaven's avenging Angel. My brain whirl- menting fat people. I can speak feelingly on We pass out from the city's feverish hum,
led-the stars trembled before me the sounds of this point, for I am a fat man myself. Your lean To find refreshment in the silent woods; * conflict becaine a mingled roar in my ears--the fellows live in quiet, nobody think of poking fun And nature, that is beautiful and Juin,
Iblood fell back like an ice-blot opon my heart-andlat them, or jostling them in the street, or squeez. Like a cool sleep upon Uie pulses broods.
I sunk down to the earth, faint, gasping, and insen-ling them in a crowd or a stage coach. or b Yet even thero à restless thouglit will stead
sible. . * To teach the indolent heart it still must feel.'
My senses, at last, cámé back to me, and I found at the teatre. They slip through the common Strange that the audible stillness of the noon, Imyself in a care surrounded by fierce looking men. /rubs and crosses of life as easily as a snake thro'
The waiers tripping with their silver feet, whose faces were disfigured by the scorchings of fire the bushes. A starveling has an immunity The turning to the light of leaves in June, ... and the stain of blood. An ocean of thought, lashed against all tribulation; but a fat man there is no
And the light whisper as their edges meet to storm by agouy, at once swept over me, and I mercy for him: he is a butt for all the jokes that Stranger that they till not, with their tranquil tone, shut my eyes and begged of Heaven to die.. At are current; there is no sharp shooting but hits The spirit, walking in their midst alone.
length, I rose and walked forth with a thought ollhim. He is too prominent a mark to escape. The There's no contentiment in a world like this, sell-destiuction at my heart. I wandered away toli
Ilean ones envy his goodly size, and revenge them* Save in forgetting the immortal dream; ,
the brink of a river, and stood over its waters, and We may not gaze upon the stars of bliss,
tried to plunge beneath them, but some mysterious seives the only way mey can, by ridiculing what That through the cloud-rifts radiantly stream; · Ipower was upon me. The stars of Heaven seemed they would fain participate in, but find it beyond Bird-like, the prisoned soul will lift its eye. .. funtreasured to meet and mingle in the waters, and, their reach, as the fox turned up his right-honAnd siug-till it is hooded from the sky. ro as the wind broke its calm blue surface, their soft ourable snout at certain grapes.
shadows glowed and trembled in the depths below, Who would not be fat if he could? I don't see
las it hey had been the blossoms of the magnolia, any harm in being fat. It is sheer malice and .. . SELECT TALES. '
that hung so high and beautiful among them. Thelenyy that would set the world against fat people,
tscen'e was loo lovely--Cuilty as I had been maddened · * THE MONK. -BY G. D. PRENTICE.
ea who, generally speaking, are the most useful as I was by the unquenchable fire, that was burning!
he selle and good humoured of the community: fruges 'Yes--I am a wretch-a murderer. The weak and and burning in my spirit, I could not pollute by selt- and 5 credulous beigs around me look upon these long murder, a scene so calm, so glorious, and so holy. Consumere nati, they keep the markets up, and white locks, this tottering step, and the many traces I turned from it, and rushed to the verge of a preci- make trade flourish. If to be fat is to be hated, of age, that years have left upon me, and reverence pice. Again I was held back, as by a supernatural says Falstaff, then are Pharaoh's lean kine to be me as one, to whom the veil, that curtains out the spell. A single leap, and I should have been as loved. I hate lean folks, they make me think of future, is withdrawn. Fools-it is withdrawn inoveless as the rocks, that lay piled at an immea-la famine; and short commons are an abomination but what does it disclose. An eternity of agony. surable distance beneath me, but, in the utter mad-lunto men of any condition. But let me come to Fools! fools!--they know not, that a look of sancti- ness of niy desperation, I found, that there was al
a the point, and the point of the matter is, that I ty may rest upon the face, while the bosom is the power upon me, which I could notcontrol-a power,
make it a point never to refuse an invitation to revelling-place of devils--they know not, that prayers that still bound me to an earthly existence. Despair may be offered up by the lips, while every word is hath terrible strength. I turned me again to bife dinner. Now I received an invitation to one falling back, like a living coal, upon the scorched with all its “infinite of agonies,” and looked-ave, last week, the most magnificent dinner that has and writhing brow,
and with a stern and bitter smile-upon its future been eaten in the city these fifty years. The Tremble not-I am calm now-but sit down and years, rolling toward me, like the fiery waves of the very mention of the dishes make my mouth walisten to the story of my guilt, Heed not these con- gulf of eternal Death. .
ter. Alderman Gobble, who gave the dinner, vulsive starts, and the cold big drops upon my fore- For almost half a century, this Monastery has been knows how to create an appetite in his guests, head-memory will stretch the agonizeri spirit upon my home. Here I have lived--cold-hopeless-by a specification of his tit-bits. I need not stop the rack-but I can bear it all--I can go calmly back tearless and passionlessbrooding forever over the now to recapitulate the niceties which the wor and gaze with terrible composure upon the chart of thought of that murdered girl. It is as if yonder thv Alderman had promised, and with which I my past yearsmaye, gaze upon its most fearful spot monument should become instinct with life, and stand. though its very sands are red with blood. Love-there, pale and motionless, in its eternal watehings:
a régaled my imagination for a week in anticipawhat is it?-They say 'tis the rainbow of life-well over the slumbering dead. I have knelt down in
elt" down tion of the feast. Suffice it to say, it was a meal it may be so, but, like the bright signet on the yon dio aisle, and tried to pray to God for mercy. fit for a gourmand, and I had raised an appetite bosom of the cloud, it is the child of thunder and in vain! The blood that I had shed, seemed to go fit to do justice to it. Oh ye demons of disapgloom. .. .. .. si
up in an exhalation from the ground, and there it pointment! How could ye serve me such a trick Fifty years ago, there was a lady in a little village floated, a fearful cloud between me and Heaven, and as to balk me of that dinner! . in the North of Italy, for whom I felt all the violence then its red folds became as glass, and the ghastly For as my ill luck would have it, I happen to of youth's first, wild passion. Her face has never countenances of those murdered villagers were ima- live net
ere ima- live just now about ten miles from Boston.been absent from my thoughts. Long years have ged on its surface, and, at last, it faded slowly away,
: There is no difficulty, one would think, in jumpwandered by, but it is hard to forget the lightning and an Evil Spirit came and stood above me in the gleams, that flash upon the heart-it is hard to pass air, and mocked me with words, that Devils aloneling into the stage and posting to town,--and that the flowery island unnoticed and unremembered. Imay sneak. I have tried to let my soul wander back is true enough in the case of ordinary folks, but amid the solitudes of life. The blessed look of that forer its desolate pathway to my sinless days, and see what plagues beset a fat man! I had be. sainted creature is now before memit comes, like a slake its burning thirst at the early fountains, that spoke my passage, and was the first to get into single star, casting its pale dim rays over a sea of gush amid the sterility of years but it might not be the stage, when a disagreement arose about the blood-the only light above the dark and lurid ho-1-an angel stood at the gate of innocence to guard space which I occupied in the vehicle. The ve for that girl became a with a
hory: driver asserted that I had taken but one seat, and madnessa delirium-and, when her father drove From the agonies of waking thought, I have flown me from her presence, I went out beneath the ever- to sleep for refuge--but Imagination still went with all the othe
all the others in the coach were engaged before lasting Heavens, and swore to wrest her from his mean attendant Spirit of Vengeance-and I would me. Now as he undertook to prove by regular hands. That oath was registered above in the deep perchance fancy myself floating slowly off upon a admeasurement, that my immense rotundity of and awful stillness of midnight. Morning came, and dead, stagnant, and fathomless ocean, without the corporation, as he was pleased to call it, occuI leagued my self with a company of Banditti, At power to die, and myriads of cold and loathsome pied at last space enough for four, he maintain. nightfall, I led my new comrades to the village, and serpents would come crawling over me, and I wouldled that all the others should seat themselves ordered them to bear away the idol of my heart in (dream on, till my heart itself seemed a living knot first, and then I might get in if I could. safety to the mountains. I know not how-but our of reptiles, and then awake to hear the bitter laugli Not in the day time, my lad,' said I, as I seat. coming had been anticipated. The villagers were of that all-pitiless Demon, and see those pale victims in arms. For a moment, I shuddered at the conse- peering in upon me from every window of my cell.
elled myself snugly on the back seat, First come, quences of my rashness, but my feelings were soon But the measure of my years is almost full. My first served. I have got my place now, the roused by the signal sounds of strite, and I joined in strength is failing the breath, at times, gurgles, like others may take theirs; I paid for my seat. Isn't it, with the wild fury of a maniac. Three victims water, in my throat-and I shall soon go from the lit a bargain?
* But the others can't all get in,' said the dri-f Beneath the open sky abroad,
.(three were possessed of the most striking abili
Among the plants and breathing things, ver.
ties.--Sheridan's fatlıer was a weak creature, • Then let them ride on the top,' answered I.
The sinless, peaceful works of God,
as his whole career showed; the genius de
I'll share the calm the season brings. . 'Really, Mr. Sugarhogshead,' said he, hadn't
scended from the mother.-Young Napoleon is you better ride on the top yourself ... 1 Come, then, in whose soft eyes I see ... the son not of his father's' mind, but of Maria 'For heaven's sake, no,' said another, don't The gentle meanings of thy heart;
Louisa's-he is an Austrian. put that great fat chuff on the top: he'll make One day amid the woods with mem
The moral to be drawn from this is, if men
From men and all their cares apart. , us top heavy and overset us.? .
desire to have clever sons, let them marry I have no notion of riding on the top,' said! ; And where, upon the meadow's breast,"?
clever women. But the experiment may be 1, so you may make yourselves easy on that The shadow of the thicket lies,
perilous for the present time; and if they wish score.' : .
* The blue wild flowers thou gatherest,
to lead quiet lives, they may perhaps better let • But you must get out,' said they, and await) . Shall glow yet deeper near thine eyes.
it alone, ; for the next stage.'
Come, and when mid the calm profound * And what will become of my dinner?' said i. I turn those gentle eyes to seek,
It is unjust and dangerous to hold out false of innocence and peace shall speak.
lights to young persons; for, finding that their the city if they do not arrive at two o'clock.' Rest here-beneath the upmoving sbade"And I shall be disappointed of my dinner if| And on the silent vallies gaze,
guides bave in one respect designedly led them I do not reach Alderman Gobble's at the same Winding and widening till they fade
astray, they may be led likewise to reject, as time.'
In yon soft ring of summer haze.
untrue, all else they have been taught; and so “'Tis enough to try the patience of Job,' said
nothing but disappointment, error, and rebellion
· The village trees their summits rear.. Mrs. Pickleton.
Still as its spire; and yonder flock,
can be the consequence, "Don't talk to me about Job;' said I, he never At rest in those calm fields, appear
Let girls, advancing to womanhood, be told had such an invitation to a dinner in his life.'. - As chiselled from the lifeless rock.. " the true state of the world with which they are But you cannot go with us,' said they..
One tranquil mount the scene o'erlooks .
to mingle. Let them know its real opinions But I must go with you,' said I. So saying " There the hushed winds their sabbath keep;
on the subjects connected with themselves as I threw back my head, and composed myself on While a near bum, from bees and brook, women, companions, friends, relatives.-Hide my seat, and let them see that I was not to be - Comes faintly like the breath of sleep. . | not from them what society thinks and expects moved. After some altercation with the other Well might the vazer deem that when. .
on all these matters; but fail not to show them passengers, the driver shut the coach door, and - Worn with the struggle and the strite,' at the same time, where the fashions of the day left me within alone. Presently I heard a smack And heart-sick at the wrongs of men,
would lead them wrong; where the laws of of the whip, and the horses started, I thought. The good forsakes the scene of life; Heaven and man's approving (though not al. we set off with a very easy pace, and was high
Like this deep quiet that, awhile,
ways submitting) reason, would always keep ly delighted to find myself sole possessor of the
Lingers the lovely landscape o'er,
them aright. inside of the coach, where I had expected to be shall be the peace whose holy smile
Let religion and morality be the foundation annoyed by the company of Mrs. Pickleton and Welcomes him to a happier shore..
of the female character. The artist may then her seven children.
Jadorn the structure without any danger to its We travelled at so easy and comfortable a rate
. GREAT MEN'S MOTHERS.. safety. When a girl is instructed on the great that I fell into a doze, an infirmity to which I
CN | Lord Bacon. His mother was daughter to purposes of her existence; that she is an im
Lord R. am somewhat accustomed, though not in stage.si coaches. I dreamt of being at Alderman Gob
Sir Anthony Cooke; she was skilled in many mortal being, as well as a mortal woman; you ble's dinner, where I kept eating and eating till.
Gilli languages, and translated and wrote several may, without fearing ill impressions, show her, I thought I never should have enough. What)
hory works that displayed learning, acuteness, and that as we adınire the beauty of the rose, as was the most singular of all was, that the more
peltaste.- Hume the historian, mentions his mo- well as we esteem its medical power, so her I ate, the hungrier I grew. Methought the din-ther, daughter or pir Di Falconer, Eresident of personal charms will be dear i
ther, daughter of Sir D. Falconer, President of personal charms will be dear in the eyes of him her lasted unconscionably long till at last lawoke the College of Justice, as a woman of “singu- whose heart is occupied by the graces of her from pure hunger.
Tlar merit," and who, although in the prime of yet more estimable mind. We may safely I was fairly starved out of my dream. "Surely,' life, devoted herself entirely to his education. teach a well educated girl that virtue ought to thought I, as I awoke, we must have got to Bos- -Sheridan.---Mrs. Frances Sheridan was a wear an inviting aspect ; that it is due to her ton by this time. I pulled out my watch. woman of considerable abilities. It was writ-excellence to decorate herself in comely appa
It was half past two! Heavens!' exclaimed I, ing a pamphlet in his defence, that first intro-frel. But we must never cease to remember that • Where are we?'-1 jumped up and looked ontduced her to Mr. Sheridan, afterwards her it is virtue we seek to adorn. It must not be of the carriage, and-and there was I, at the husband. She also wrote a novel highly prais- merely a beautiful form; for that, if it possesses very place of starting; we had not moved a rod ed by Johnson,-Schiller ; — His mother was not the charm of intelligence, the bond of raall the while. The driver had taken his horses an amiable woman-she had a strong relish tional tenderness, is a frame without a soul; a away, and driven off with another stage, whilst for the beauties of nature, and passionately fond statue, which we look on and admire, pass I was dreaming of Alderman Gobble's dinner. of music and poetry. Schiller was her favourite away and forget. We must impress upon the
child.--Goethe thus speaks of bis parents:-- 1 yet ingenious maid, that while beauty attracts, CHOICE EXTRACTS,
inherited from my father a certain sort of elo- its intiuence is transient, unless it presents it
quence, calculated to enforce my doctrines to self as the harbinger of that good sense and A NOON SCENE. . A PRIZE POEM-BY W. c. "BRTANT.
my auditors; from my mother I derived the fa- principle which can alone secure the affection The quiet August noon is come,
culty of representing all that the imagination of a busband, the esteem of friends, and the reA slumberous silence fills the sky,
can conceive, with energy and vivacity.”—spect of the world. : The fields are still, the woods are dumb, Lord Erskine's mother was a woman of supe- Show her that regularity of features and In glassy sleep the waters lie.
rior talent and discerniment; by her advice, her symmetry of form, are not essentials in the And mark yon soft white clouds, at rest son betook himself to the bar.-Thomson ; Mrs. composition of the woman, whom the wise man Above our vale, a moveless throng;
Thomson was a woman of uncommon natural would select as the partner of his life. Seek, The cattle, on the mountain's breast,
endowments, with a warmth and vivacity of im- as an example, some one of your less fair acEnjoy the grateful shadow long.
agination scarcely inferior to her son.-Boer.quaintance, whose sweet disposition, gentle Oh, how unlike those merry hoursi haave's mother acquired a high knowledge of manners, and winning deportment render her
In sunny June, when earth laughs out, medicine.—Sir Walter Scott; His mother, Eli-the delight of her kindied, the dear solace to When the fresh winds make love to flower's, zabeth, daughter of Dr. Rutherford, W.S., was her husband. Show your young and lovely pu. And woodlands sing and waters shout.
a woman of accomplishment. She had a pil, what use this amiable woman has made of When in the grass sweet voices talk,
good taste for, and wrote poetry, which appear-her few talents; and then call on her to cultiAnd strains of tiny music swell
ed in print in 1789.-Napoleon's father was a vate her more extraordinary endowments to From every moss-cup of the rock, From every nameless blossom's bell.
man of no peculiar mind; but his mother was the glory of her Creator, the honour of her
distinguished for her understanding.-Lordparents, and to the maintainance of her own But now, a joy too deep for sound,
Mornington, the father of the Wellesleys, was happiness in both worlds. To do this, requires A peace no other season knows, Husbes the heavens and wraps the ground
an excellent musician, and no more, but his lady that her aims should be virtuous, and the The blessing of supreme repose.
was remarkable for her intellectual superiority. means she employs to reach them, of the same
The father of the Emmets, in Ireland, was a nature.
babbler, but the mother was a singularly inAway from desk and dust-away!
telligent person. The fate of two of her sons The Turkish Wife.-As naturalist to the embas Lill be as idle as the air.
was unhappy, from their republicanism, but the sy from France to Constantinople, M. Fontanier
was supposed to possess a knowledge of medicine, such cases, the friend and the zeal for virtue cannot In the days of our great grandfathers and and was requested to visit the wife of an inhabitant both be retained.”
Igreat grandmothers, when the intercourse of of Amassia, who was ill, and who passed fór a beauty The following remarks, on the same subject, are even where all were beautiful. She was a Turco- from the Literary Gazette:
" society was carried on upon the true principles maun, and had married the Amassian from motives "This strange matter has, as we noticed in our of sociability, when it was lawful for Mrs. A. of ambition. She received a splendid dowry, and last, assumed another and a darker shade, from the sto send her compliments to Mrs. B. with a mes. although, from reverse of fortune, he had been de- interference of Vr, Campbell, who, assuming to be sage, that if she Mrs. B. was not engaged Mrs. spoiled óf his wealth, even to the loss of his pipe- the personal champion of Lady Byron, has stepped A. would come and drink tea with her, it was bearer, she would scarcely make any allowance for forward to throw the most odious imputations upon
upon the custom for any one, who wished to see a his support, though for her own service, she main the character of Lord Byron, which can possibly be tained a retinue ot' negro slaves. “Before entering left to the worst imaginations to conceive. -Againsufriend, to go to his house, knock at the door the harem,” says M. Fontanier, “the good man this course we protest, in the name of all that is with his knuckles, and if his friend was not at took the precaution to make me wait in the court-fhonourable in human nature. We were the unde-home, to say to his wife, or daughter, or any vard, until all was arranged in the interior for my viating censurers of the poet's injurious productions one else who should happen to come to the Lintroduction. The lady did not disturb herselt during his life-tinte; but we cannot do otherwise than door, that he would call again. This was the
either for her husband or for me; it would have been condemn, in far stronger terms, any attempt, after difficult to have found a more handsome woman; her he is laid in his grave, to blast him forever by mys- genuine old fashioned mode of visiting, and albracelets and necklace were adorned with emeralds, terious and voiceless-whisperings. Of what mon-though it has long been exploded, as a vulgar and her velvet robe was richly covered vith gold strous crime was he guilty-for unless he was guilty and anti-good-society custom, yet we presume embroidery; her pipe was studded with diamonds, of some monstrous crime, a foul wrong is done to his it still exists in many parts of the country, and she wore a number of precious stones on her memory. His accusers are bound by every moral omonas fingers and on the fastening of her girdle. As soon and sacred tie, to be definite in their charge: against
every moral amongst persons who venerate the good old as I had taken my place, she ordered her negresses such there is a possibility of defence; but there can usages or their forefathers
usages of their forefathers. to bring me coffee and a pipe, and stated her com- be no shield against the horribly vague denunciation. The first step towards refinement in this plaints, which appeared to me to be more imagina- which has been so intemperately hurled at the un-\particular, which characterized the incipient y than real. I recommended her to take exercise, protected and unanswering dead. And what called march of mind, was leaving the name of the call. id chance of air. " That is precisely the thring,”this forth? A very slight surmise by Mr. Moore er at the door without any signification of his
home. Lam the daughter of a Curd; I can against the parents of Lady Byron-to repel which lintention to call again. But as sometimes a scale the mountain's top, and govern a steed; I for- she comes rashly out with a statement that damns merly wandered freely over the country. I needed the husband of her bosom; and, as if this were not bunglig cook or chambermaid, would come to no veil on going abroad, for what can a virtuous enough, the zeal of Mr. Campbell advances to pour the door, who could not remember names, it woman want with a veil? Thus did I live and additional suspicion and ignominy upon his moulder- became expedient, in order to prevent mistakes, breathe freely; but now I must conceal myself, walking ashes. The fame of a Byron is public property; that the caller should take his pencil out of his with gravity, and, followed by a troop of slaves, go and, after what has passed, it is imperative on his pocket book and write his name upon any and visit a parcel of stupid Turkish women.' Yes, adversaries either to tix some eternal brand upon it, l. the air would do me good, and liberty more than such as can justify their language, or confess that ,
z piece of paper which he might happen to have anything.” The husband did not hear my advice they have used expressions which no conduct of his about him.. .
. with anything like the same satisfaction that the could authorize. And we are persuaded that they! To this improvement suceeeded cards, which wife testified; she perceived this, and tolil him pret-must do the latter; for it is incredible that any wo-lannounced the commencement of a new era in ty smartly to go and order more coffee, and return man of the spirit and honour of Lady Byron could. when she should send for him. He went out and have lived an hour with a man whom she knew to
the science of visiting. At first the name was left as there alone; the lady then said to me, “ You be a detested eriminal; and far less that she should written on the card with a pen. Copperplate see this old animal; he is the true cause of my ill- have corresponded with him in playful and soothing printing soon followed, and with it all the emness, and that illness is nothing more than ennui at letters. The plea of insanity itself cannot reconcilc bellishments which could be contrived, such as the sicht of him. He is out of fortune's favour; and this with any thing like the atrocious guilt now by gilt edges, embossed and polished surfaces, and what pleasure is there in living with a man who re-circumstance imputed; and we do earnestly trust that 1.1 mains in the city without power, without authority, an explanation will yet be vouchsafed, which shall
Tall the various tastes as to size and shapes, Roand without even any thing to eat? My friend, are set this painful discussion to rest in a manner more man letter, script and German text, in ink, or there no means of ridding one's sight of him? You satisfactory to the world.
gold leaf, according as the different fancies of are the prince of all physicians, the very cream of: “Having, in these few remarks, grappled with the people suggested. These cards were left at doctors; have you no medicine, which, with God's main point at issue, we abstain saying a syllable on the houses of persons called upon after learning heln might deliver me from him? I should then minor affairs: and we do not deem ourselves in althat they were not at home, and if the visit return to the country where I am so well, and would condition to blame any one of the parties we have was intended to kill more than one bird with a
uit this city, which I pray God to overthrow."_been obliged to name.” Fontanier's Travels in the East.
stone, the card was disfigured' by having one,
THE RIGHT USE OF TERMS. If you wish to two or three of its corners turned down. Spirit of Contemporary Prints. reach people's minds, you must use their lan-). This custom continued for a considerable
guage. An inexperienced landsman, who was time, but as society extended, and large par. From the New York American.. . lappointed a petty officer on board of a man- ties became fashionable, it was found impossi
LORD AND LADY BYRON.—The poet Campbell of-war, was directed by the Lieutenant to ble to pay personal visits to every body of five has come forward in the New Monthly Magazine to order the light extinguished in the main top./hundred to whom invitations were intended to the aid of Lady Byron, and is now embroiled in a lle came upon deck and ordered the man in be sent. The expedient of carding was then literary quarrel with the biographer of her husband. lih Mr. Campbell commences with this curious confes-the top to“extinguish that expiring luminary.'' resorted to, which is simply dropping a card
sion of editorial practice; which none but a man far|The man replied, “ No such rope in the ship, with a man you do not care six-pence about, · honester in purpose than considerate in conduct sir." The command was repeated a second without the trouble of carding a man with your should be ingenuous enough to make:
aud a third time, the sailor replying, “ No such own hands. An empty carriage may perform "Mr. Moore's Life of the Noble Bard was re- rope in the ship. sir." The officer went be the job as well as a full one, and in the present viewed in our last number: it must now be reviewed low in a great rage to the Lieutenant, and advanced state of the science, a gentleman again. Among the literary notices of the Newli Nonthly, I consented to the insertion of a laudatoru desired the man might be punished. The other may sit in his chamber, and without stirring a account of the work; nay, more, Ierpunged a por- replied, “ You did not give the right order.foot from the fire may visit the whole city. tion of the manuscript critique, in which Mr. Moore Hear me.” He then came up and called out,l - But the visiting by cards has an advantage was censured for unfairness towards Lady, Byron." Halloa, maintop!” “Ay, ay, sir." ' "Douse over a personal visit. The latter is temporary This I did from unwillingness to blame my friend that there glim!" "Ay, ay, sir." --Sailor's and fleeting ; the former perpetual and lasting. Mr. Moore, and from having scarcely dipped into Magazine. .
In one case, as soon as the door is shut behind the censured parts of the book.”
. your back you are forgotten; out of sight, out The London Spectator, speaking of this contro : CARDING AT WASHINGTON. of mind. But in the other, you are stuck up versy, says: "We have not leisure or inclination' to follow Mr. ]
The following amusing description of the ori- over the mantel-piecé, among a crowd of other Campbell through his impeachments of Mr. Moore's gin and progress of visiting cards, is extracted sensible people like yourself, to be gazed at by candour and fairness; which he oddly enough, in from the “ Banner of the Constitution.” the social visiters of the family, and are thus one instance, accompanies with an acknowledgment Of all the labour-saving inventions that have made to add to the glory and dignity of the that he has not examined the ground of his animad- yet been discovered, there is none which ex- gentleman who has the good fortune to be version, but adopted it from the report of others:
rs: ceeds what, in Washington, is called carding. carded by you. No longer is your card disfi“I have not read in your book,” says he, "for 1 hate to wade through it”—a sentiment more natu
The term is technical, belonging to the science gured like a child's spelling book, but each perral than just; but we believe the criticism is correct, lof etiquette, and although it is an improvement son called is to be complimented with a sepathough the mode of making it is not consistent with which is familiar to the fashionable people in all rate card, from each individual caller, so that the prudence of fairness. We have one remark, how-the cities, yet it is not so to all those for whom a pack of cards is sometimes hardly enough to ever, to make upon the tenor of the whole paper;lthis lucubration is intended, and we shall ac-while away the morning with and it is, that the morality is surely of a questionable kind which allows the description of friend focordingly, for their benefit, give a brief history. Somebody will perhaps ask,“ what has cardbe applied to the person whom it is the object of of the rise and progress of this very sensible ing to do with political economy?" We rethe argument to exhibit as a wilful traducer. In and time-saving art.
ply that it has a vast deal to do with domestic
economy, which is a kindred science, and as it mention the name of some particular steamboat to places of honour through the almost exclusive saves time and hack hire, it is of incalculable without leave asked of them, we cannot but be medium of the press,--such are the men who de advantage to those who have neither leisure amused at the obliquities of human nature. By cry the servility by which, in some cases, it is chanor money to spare in a city like Washington, the independence of the press, most men mean racterized. If the senators to whom we refer do not where the population is so very much scatter- mere servility to their own private views-adopt as a general doctrine the proscription of edi. ed, and where no one can pretend to pay vi- neither more nor less. They first bind an edi
tors, for the sake of their own characters, as well as sits to all whom they wish to see. We think, tor, hand and foot, with the shackles of indithat an opportunity is afforded for the esta- vidual opinions, and then reproach him for not.
17 in justice to the respectable body of citizens whose blishment of a new branch of American Indus- walking abroad in the strength and dignity of
vocation they have endeavoured to blacken, let them try, which would require no tariff law to give conscious independence."
publicly state their views, denying that on such it proper encouragement, and we should not To us, the secret threats and open denunci-Igrounds their votes in the senate were given. be surprised, some of these days, to see signslations of a few burlesque tyrants are of no con- Well is it said by the New England Review, “] stuck up in various parts of this city,“ Visit- sequence, for we have a patronage that enables it be an object, that the American press should be ing by proxy done here."
us to bid them a triumphant defiance. With honourable to our name and nation, those who conAnd whilst upon this subject, we will make some periodicals, however, the case is differ-trol it should have a prospect fitted to engage their a suggestion, for which we think we shall re-ent. The loss of twenty subscribers or of two noblest energies. The editorial profession is not ceive the thanks of a number of those who are or three advertising patrons would be their one of peculiar honour, prufit, or pleasure; and if, liable to first visits, which is, that strangers be ruin. The proprietors of such papers, so long to the evils, which editors are already doomed to particular in their address on their cards. as the dear people are disposed to exercise an
bear, is to be superadded the disgrace of ineligibility From the want of necessary precaution, visits intolerant censorship over them, bave nothing is
to offices of trust, there will not be, ten years hence, are often not returned; for it is too much to re- to do but either to retire from their business or quire of the person called upon, who generally watch with never-ceasing anxiety the chang- a sing
Ja single high-minded editor in the whole United has some business to attend to, that he shouldling whims, temporal and spiritual, of two or States. Men of proud, spirit and nobleness of soul not only return a visit, but that he should three hundred individuals, and give place to will resign their places to such as have no better or waste his time hunting up the lodgings of the nothing in their columns, save what will square loftier passion than the mean ambition of being pro person calling. We know that great com- exactly with these whims in all their varied fessed scribblers for life. "Then, indeed, the press plaints exist on this subject. : absurdities.-N. E. Review.
will become corrupt, and its influence either cease
altogether, or become a loathing and a pestilence in SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.... | LITERARY PORT FOLIO. (the land." A vast deal is said, by almost every body,
We ask not for any peculiar privileges-we covet about the servility of newspapers, They are ::. THURSDAY, June 10, 1830. no exclusive advantages; but it is ridiculous and abservile-timid-mean spirited-but to what is
surd to suppose there are any good reasons why the the evil to be attributed ? --To newspaper-edi.
The unist attemn
The unjust attempt of a few arrogant senators conductors of our public journals should not stand tors ?-By no means. It must be traced homel..
to proscribe the fraternity of editors, has excited on precisely the same ground as the rest of the into the people themselves-the great body of the community. Editors are servile because the the ire and met with the just reprehension of all telligent community.
" public is intolerant-they dare not expressinde
cindependent journalists throughout the country. WESTERN LITERATURE.-The National Gazette, s, because they know that the here and there, there is a timid and hypocritical some time since, quoted an article denouncing By. independence would be starva-/knave, who has sold himself to the monstrous doctrinefron, from the Cincinnati Chronicle, after having
of proscription, before which he bows with all the found fault with a contemporary, a few days preWe might detail a great number of facts in enduring patience of a martyr. Aptly is it asked vious, for quoting from an intelligent country paper
the intolerant spirit that per-by a cotemporary, and one too, whose doctrines an article in vindication of the noble bard. To show vades the community. Not a few attempts have are in opposition to those of the present adminis-lthe literary character rank of the journal, whose been made to intimidate us. During our recent stration, “Out of what sort of clay can these crea- opinions the Gazette delights to honour, we quote visit to Providence, a friend, who had been sotures have been manufactured? The man who can the following specimen of poetry from its pages, at kind as to take charge of our paper, chanced come forward and openly contend for the perpetual the same time recommending its transmission to the to say in an editorial article, that it was not disfranchisement of the whole elass of citizens, 10 pages of the National Gazette.. good policy for Protestants to be continually which
. ally which he himself belongs, must be on a level with abusing the Catholics and stigmatizing them as ...
:TO E, M, G. . In the ass, that is content if he but knows his master's Sigh not, my dear maid, for joys that have past; infidels. Well---what was the consequence? One of our Protestant readers-a man of some
erib. The slaves of the south are dissatisfied that But sing thou only, of those that be; notoriety-withdrew his advertising patronage, ein
inace their privileges are so few, and the editors of the I have loved thee---still fondly love thee, : and avowed a determination to injure us to the north are querulous because theirs are so numeal Alas! no lover e'er loved, like thy own E. D.
J'Although parting has caused us a sigh, extent of his power. Such a calamity has be-rous. Perhaps, if these classes of human beings!
" And started the sad tear of regret; fallen us, because the damnable heresy of bro- were to change places, the new arrangement would Yet never; oh! never; shall I, therly love and charity has been advocated in be higbly satisfactory to both parties.” Long enough Those soul thrilling moments forget. our columns. Nor are men more tolerant in has it been urged, that the presses of this country. The sun of that moment brightly shall shine, matters of their own worldly interest than in do not stand upon the high ground of indepen-1
/That blest thy fond E. D. with one sight of thee; the concernments of religion. . Here is a case dence. Long enough has it been said that in And, pray that we never móre parted may be.
Come, let us kneel at; and worship its shrine, in point. A few weeks ago, a new steamboat me
oat many instances the conductors of our public commenced running between this city and New
A more contemptible effusion than the above, never York, and we, in a paragraph of some dozen journals are mere instruments in the hands of de
found place in the columns of a newspaper. lines, spoke favourably of her appearance and sign
ce and signing men, to whose sordid views and baser an-1" accommodations. This we did out of mere petites they pander. Yet for all this, some of those The editor of the Schenectady Cabinet thus pleacourtesy, and without knowing or caring any who would be esteemed the magnates of the land santly relates an accident, which, to a printer, is . thing about the squabbles, that might or might have exercised to the utmost their energies in an considered one of a most lamentable character. not exist among a few of our citizens on the endeavour to make the press, to a still greater do- Yesterday, about 11 o'clock, when in the act of subject of steamboat competition. But what/gree, servile and disreputable. "They would shut carrying the third page of this paper to the press, we was the effect? Why-certain gentlemen-lout all men of character, ambition and mind from a bad the misfortune to fall with it, which caused no gentlemen of the highest respectability--noti- participation in the incumbent duties of those who
material injury further than to make us a large heap fied us, on the day our little paragraph appear-regulate its destiny--they would have political ques. finger of our left hand, slightly wound the fourth
"of pi, injure our lett knee, badly wound the fourth ed, that the light of their countenances would,
tations of high import, and public measures of deep finger of our right hand, delay the publication, cause no longer shine upon our establishment, with healing in its beams. interest, canvassed alone in dram-shops, taverns, and the omission of several articles prepared, and disap
point some of our advertising friends wbich they Now with all this we find no fault—none at| atat private caucusęs. In short, they would have all
will please excuse.” se all. Heaven knows we are willing, that every
Jeditors trammelled in the expression of their opi. We are happy that the editor has survived the man should patronise the paper he likes best-nions, fearful that those opinions may emanate from wreck of matter and the crush of”—words.' but, when we find men declaiming, one day, an ambitious aspiration, or have some weight in inupon the servility of the press, and, the next, fiuencing the people. They would prostrate the James G. BROOKS, Esq. late editor of the New endeavouring to annihilate a periodical because press to the lowest grade of degradation; and yet York Courier, has associated himself with E. J. it has the courage to inculcate charity, or to such are precisely the men who have been elevated Roberts, the editor of the Rochester Craftsman, a
paper devoted to literature and masonry. Mr. Imorse, and the strong power of love as the chief to bring home the meat procured by his arrows, Brooks enjoys a creditable reputation as a poet, and influential agent of the moral universe. There is to relieve her of a part of the burthen by taking will no doubt contribute to the circulation of the little attempt at incident or description--the tale it upon his own manly shoulders. In due time, Craftsman. To be adjunet editor of a weekly news- depends for effect on the masterly way in which the she gav
way in which the she gave him a son; a sure token that however
hid many more wives he might see proper to take, paper is, however, hut a contemptible vocation for two characters, Lord Danvers and Cloudesley, his
"he would never put her away. The boy was one who enjoys the celebrity that Mr. Brooks does, valet, are delineated. The Earl is a man naturally the idol of his old grandmother, who could never and who has presided at the editorial desk of a print of high and refined feeling, but ambitious and fond of suffer him out of her sight a moment, and used of such rank as the New York Courier. . .,' a title, which weakness induces him to supplant his constantly to prophesy, that he would become
nephew, (the righưul heir of the Earldom) and usurp a brave warrior and an expert horse stealer; a Wm. Lloyd GARRISON, –We rejoice to see the
This family honours. For eighteen years he retains prediction that his manhood abundantly verified. unanimity of sentiment which prevails throughoutline,
these possessions, during which period he knows not
enor in little more than a year the youngster was this country, in reference to the imprisonment of
able to walk erect. About this time the band one little interyal of repose. He marries, becomes he this philanthropist, who is now confined in the Bal
, becomes began to feel the approach of famine-Buffa
Ta father, but finds his children drop, one after anoloes were supposed to abound on the river Des timore jail, charged with a libel against Francis)
ther, into the grave, and himself solitary in his old Moines, and thither Payton Skah resolved to go. Todd, of Newburyport, Mass. Todd was branded.
Jage. Borne down at last by such accumulating visi- His mother had cut her foot while chopping by Garrison in no mild terms, as being an abettor
'tations; shuddering at the past, and doubtful of the wood, and was unable to travel; but she would in the barbarous traffic of human flesh-in other
future, his mind relents-he confesses himself a vil- not part with her grandchild. Tahtokah unwords, with being a stave dealer. A suit was in
lain-restores his estates to the rightful owner, and
and willingly consented to leave her boy behind, at stantly instituted against Garrison, who was, in our dies. The young man thus restored, has been never thought of disputing. One other family
"the request of her husband, which indeed she view, unjustly, convicted of a libel, and in default of
brought up from infancy under the care of Cloudes- accompanied them. They soon reached the paying the fine, cast into prison. Garrison is doubt
ley, Earl Danvers' valet, who was accessary to the Des Moines, and encamped on its banks. Many less enthusiastic in his advocacy of universal eman
Jusurpation, but who, won by the affectionateness of wild cattle were killed and much of their flesh cipation, to a degree beyond the bounds of prudence;.
the boy's disposition, eventually resolves to befriend cured. The young wife reminded her spouse that but it is a noble enthusiasm, and one for which he
Thim and secure him his legitimate possessions." This mother must by this time be able to walk, should scarcely be punished with such severity. verily. The work is replete with interest, and every wayloliance with her wishes he mounted his horse,
and that she longed to see her child. In comThe Groton Herald, in alluding to this gentleman,
man's worthy of perusal.: says:
and departed, resolving to bring the rest of the
= band to the land of plenty. "We think we are thoroughly acquainted with the
SELECTIONS. : disposition and temper of this gentleman—and his
At his arrival, his compatriots, on his reprecharacter, from the earliest period of life, has been
sentations, packed up their baggage and threw exemplary. Though a little in advance of ourself,
* PAYTON SKAH.
down their lodges. A few days brought them we have watched his career since he first entered His hopes destroyed, his heart-strings broke,
to where he had left his wife and her compaupon the public field-and more than once, since! No words of wo the warrior spoke,
nions. But the place was desolate. No voice we have been sailing as it were, on the same course, His bosom heav'd so high,
hailed their approach, no welcoine greeted their our memory has led us back to earlier days, where! “ Thine be the fair,” the hero said,
arrival. The lodges were cut to ribands, and a the name of Lloyd Garrison began to fill a conspicu Then proudly rear’d his lofty head, , . bloody trail marked where the bodies of their ous place among his class-mates. We have since And turn'd away-to die.
inmates had been dragged into the river. Folknown him to be a bold and intrepid writer, main- We have before intimated that we cannot lowing the course of the stream, the corpses of taining independence with eyery breath, and promal
pretend to much accuracy with regard to dates. all but Tahtokah were found on the shores and gating his sentiments of equality in every station hel
ble So we are not certain that the events we are sandbars. Hers was missing, but this gave her called to fill-and we writer should suffer incarceration, for defending a about to relate did not happen five centuries husband no consolation. He knew that neither eause into which he has entered with so much sin- ago, perhaps more; but it is probable that the Sioux nor Mandans spared sex or age, and sup. cerity and devotion. But the result is what might time was not so remote. Be that as it may, we posed it to be sunk in some eddy of the river. be expected in a court in the state of Maryland. Mr. shall give the facts in the same order as tradition And Mandans, the marks the spoilers had left G. has dared to go into the very land where slavery hands them down. .
behind them, proved them to be. constitutes the greatest trade in the market, and The Dahcotahs were at war with tire Mandans. Now Payton Skah was, for an Indian, a kind where almost every white man is an owner of slaves. What more could be anticipated than convietion and
; Many were the onslaughts they made on each and affectionate husband. The Sioux mothers punishment, as soon as a single sentence of his others and
of his other, and long were they remembered. Among wished their daughters might obtain partners writings could in any way be rendered libellous? the Sioux warriors who struck the post, and took like him; and it was proverbial to say of a fond But this, we trust, will not stay his course; his mind the war path, none was more conspicuous than couple, that they loved like Payton Skah and is formed for nobler objects, and the slaves in this Payton Skah, or the White Otter. He belong- Tahtokah. Yet on this occasion, whatever his country will still find him defending their rights with ed to the Yankton band.' When he returned feelings might have been, he uttered no sigh, he unwearied exertions." ;
from the field with his head crowned with lau-shed no tear. But he gave what was, in the · Since his confinement he has written a letter to rels, or more properly with his bridle rein eyes of his co-mates, a more honourable proof of Mr. Todd, through the columps of the Boston Cou- adorned with Mandan scalps, the seniors of the his grief. He yowed that he would not take rier, which does not tend to elevate the character of
tribe pointed to him, and exhorted their sons to another wife, nor cut his hair, till he had killed that individual. Indeed we cannot well conceive like Pavtom Skabı ride, to draw the bow, and to strike the enemy and scalped five Mandans. And he filled his
I quiver, saddled his horse, and raised the war how he can derive gratification, from imprisoning Payton Skah was a hiusband and a father. As song immediately. He found followers, and dea man who, he must know, has written nothing but soon as he was reckoned a man, and able to parted incontinently. At his return but three the truth. His feelings, in reference to this matter, support a family, he had taken to his bosom the obstacles to his second marriage remained to be cannot be enviable, and Mr. Francis Todd, of New-young and graceful Tahtokah, (the. Antelope) overcome. buryport, Massachusetts, in linking his name with thought to be the best hand at skinning the In the course of the year he fulfilled the conslavery, and incarcerating those who decry its inhu-l,
its inhu. Buffalo, making moccasios, whitening leather, ditions of his vow. The five scalps were hang
and preparing marrow fat, in the tribe. She was ing in the smoke of his lodge, but be evinced man purposes, will not elevate himself in the opinionin
on not, as is common among the Dahcotahs, carried no inclination towards matrimony. On the conof good men.
. " an unwilling or indifferent bride to her husband's trary, his countenance was sorrowful, he pined
lodge. No, he had lighted his match in her away, and every one thought he was in a con"Tlie Wilmington Gazette,” of a late date, pub- father's tent, and held it before her eyes, and sumotion. His mother knew his disposition lishes as origiņal, with the signature of W. H. K., she had blown it out, as instigated by love to do. better. "Thinking not unwisely that the best some beautiful stanzas, beginning
And when he had espoused her in form, her af. way to drive the old love out of his head was to " " He seenied to love her, and her youthfulcherk.” - fection did not diminish. She never grumbled provide him a new one, she with true female
That article appeared in the Philadelphia Album at pulling off his leggins and moccasins when he perseverance, compelled him by teazing and more than a year since. "
returned from the chase, nor at drying and rub. clamour to do as she wished.
bing them till they became soft and pliant. A So the old woman selected Chuntay Washtay LITERARY.
greater proof of her regard was, that she was (The Good Heart) for her son, and demanded CLOUDESLEY.-All who have read Godwin's Caleb strictly obedient to trer mother-in-law. And her of her parents, who were not sorry to form
The bride elect herself Williams, or witnessed the drama for which it has Payton Skah's attachment, though his endear- such a connexion.
ments were reserved for their private hours, showed no alacrity in the matter; but this was formed the groundwork, must feel a desire to peruse were no less than hers. No woman in the camp too common a thing to excite. any surprise or the latest work which an author so reputed and gifted could show more wampum and other ornaments comment. She was formally made over to has given to the public. The object of Mr. God- than the wife of the young warrior. He was Payton Skah, and duly installed in his lodge. win's present novel is, “to paint the working of re-leven several times known, when she had been! He was not formed by nature to be alone,
t that so a