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: i" n,r the government of separate
Srei antics, owing political allegiance to
jVderal Government of the Union.-
MtrchnfMind. We lately heard a
,3 jv in an attempt to be very rccficrchc
in her language, when speaking of an ac
liintancc who was subject to bilious
complain, say she was " t7fmof."
g;,c is probably a cousin of the lady who
j"n' asking for a dictionary, called for a
I love thee still as the quiet husband
Mid to his chattering wife.
nt n late neriod of his life.
jf, J I Mill ." ,
oWrvcd to Sir Joshua Reynolds ; i a
man does no make new acquaintances
a' he passes through life, he will soon find
himself left alone. A; man, sir, should
keep his friendship in constant repair.'
Western " ?." The author of "A
v Home" says she once had a damsel
j,ving with her, who used to put her head
in af a door, with "Miss Clavcrs, did
vou holler? I thought I liccrcd a yell."
He who thinks no in in above him but
f,r his virtue, none below him but for his
vice, can never be obsequious or assum
ing in a wrong place, but will frequently
emulate men in station below him, and
pity those nominally over his head.
Pythagoras gave this excellent precept:
Choose always the way that seems best,
how rough soever it may be. Custom will
render it easy and agreeable.
A gentleman whose house was repair
in;?, went one day to see how the job
was getting on, and observing a quantity
of nails lying about, said to the carpenter,
'whv don't you take care of those nails ?
they'll certainly be lost.' 'No,' replied
the" carpenter, 'you'll find them in the
Some desire is necessary to keep life in
motion ; and he whose real wants are sup
plied, must admit those of fancy.
MATHEWS AND THE niE.NCUMAX.
Among the many foreigners with
whom Mr. Mathews was intimate,
was a Mr. P lie, who frequently vis
ited us after our -marriage. Monsieur
P He, and his wife, a pretty English
tt'omnn, had been married several
years, hut no child had blessed the
otherwise happy couple. At the time
we became acquainted with them, in
Vork, the lady had given promise, and
in due time the critical period arrived
which was to complete their happiness,
as they believed, by a more powerful
bond of union. On the evening when
this event was expected, and Mon
sieur Pllc, hoped to become a father,
lie invited himself to dinner with us,
desiring to divert, if possible, the in
tensity "of his feelings from the little
less than ngnny of suspense which he
experienced lest his dearly beloved
wife should fall a sacrifice to her situa
tion. It was almost impossible, even,
while witnessing the husband's suffcr
,n? not to smile at the ludicrous ex
pression he gave to it.
Mr. Mathews urged him to take
more wine than the habits of the ab
stemious Frenchman would have nf
owed him to drink at any other time,
'it now he seemed glad to use any
'Niiical means to'sustnin himself. A
8cond bottln nf nnrt lmrl heen nroduc
C(l) after dinner, before any intelli
gence from I
"lsbnnd, when lo ! as he was sipping
second glass of the newly opened
, Pathless with haste, and announced
that hia mistress was "put lo bed with
a fino.boy Pt The rapture of the father
Was as whimsical as had been his
dread. .He was flying off to sec his
firstborn, when a prudent message
from the . doctor was ndded, recom
mending Mods. P lie not to return im
mediately, but to wait, satisfied with
present intelligence, until summoned.
To this he reluctantly submitted ; and
rc-scating himself, indulged in his fu
ture prospect of added bliss. Nothing
had been wanting but n son to perfect
the interest of his life ; one child was
sufficient for their mutual wishes; in
deed, as he observed, a large family
would not be desirable, or consistent
with his means ; and as he and his
wife were no longer youthful, it was
no longer probable that any very seri
ous increase to his family circle could
be expected he was, in fact, the
happiest of men.
After a short interval, the servant
appeared once more, to acquaint Mons.
P lie, his master, that since his first
message, "Mistress has got another
Surprising was the news, and some
what dampening, we thought to the
happiness and satisfaction which the
first intelligence so indisputably occa
sioned. However, after the first ejac
ulation of surprise, Mons. P lie in
quired how his wife was, and on being
assured there was nothing to fear, and
that he would soon be allowed to see
her, he appeared to resign himself to
his two-fold blessing, observing "Well,'
well, it cannot be prevented its one
more den I expect vittis I not. rrpinc
two shildrcn at one time is rather in
convenient at very expensive ! mats
ji'impwlc, I cannot help him I muobl
be resign to it.
In this manner he philosophised
while he sipped his wine, looking into
the fire at the sainc.timc. in a musing
attitude : now, and then, however, tak
ing out his watch, and again express
ing his anxiety lest his "dear wife"
should be in. danger. We hud some
difficulty in preventing him from ap
pearing at his house before the ruling
powers there thought proper.
A third time Ins messenger rushed
. . I .1 1 j V l
in, more ngitntcu mm iiaie imm u
first. lie appeared to bring fatal intel
ligence, for his eves seemed almost
hurstiiH? from their sockets, and his
whole appearance was truly alarming
to us all.
"Well !" we simultaneously exclaim
ed, "how is Madame ?"
"She's as well as can be expected,
doctor says ; but
"But what ?" asked the -agitated
"But she's got another bairn !" repli
ed the messenger.
"Jlmwssairc sl.ild " cried the aston
ished Frenchman, starting from his
chair, and pushing his hair back from
his forehead, with a "Wheugh !" as
if sudden heat had distressed him. In
truth he looked less in sorrow than in
anger at this unreasonable augmenta
tion ; and after a second pause in seem
ing reflection, he suddenly assumed a
resolute manner, as if from a strong
clfort of mental decision ; buttoned up
his coat rapidly; called for his hat;
forced it with a blow down upon his
forehead ; drew in his breath ; and in
a calm yet determined voice, as he
hastened out of the room, exclaimed,
as if in soliloquy, "I vuist put a stop to
From tho Tort Phillip Patriot.
THE EG LINTON TOURNAMENT.
It may be interesting to state that
the armour used nt the Tournament
on Wednesday, August 30, was col
lected from all parts of Europe, some
of it belonging to the period of Richard
. : -v in!
II., downward to that ot ijuecn rji.a
belli. Many of the helmets and breast
plates were no joke to carry. The
armour, worn by the Earl of Eglinton
was of the most beautiful description,
and Was laid out in the vestibule on
tho evening of the ball for the inspec
tion of the company.
The deepest sympathy was felt and
expressed for those ladies and gentle
men who stood, for such a length of
time, the pelting of the pitiless storm.
The inconvenience suffered by the
very handsomely dressed party who
sailed from Dunoon on the morning
of the Tournament, was much com
miserated ; a number of whom, how
ever, were politely accommodated with
situations on the Grand Stand, which
was covered, the remainder mailing
and shielding themselves from the on
fall of the elements with the greatest
spirit and good humour. The impos
ing appearance of the gentlemen, all
in the most expensive Highland garb,
or other tasteful aiwl appropriate cos
tumes, accompanied by their ladies,
was the subject of general culogium
when they arrived at Androssan, and
when they came to the tilting ground
they were loudly cheered the bands
playing "The Campbells are comin'."
The party from Glasgow by the An
telope steamer also made a very cre
ditable appearance, showing no white
feather at the luxuriance of an autum
Amidst all the noblemen on the
ground onWedncsday,we have heard it
very generally allowed that the Mar
quis of Londonderry was amongst the
most elegantly dressed and best mount
ed. The Marquis of Watcrford was
peculiarly well 'mounted and nume
rously alt ended, and he seemed to be a
general favourite amongst the people,
many of his pranks being made , the
subject of joke rather than of peevish
To show the intense interest which
the affair had created throughout the
country, we may mention that there
was a whole stand full of Reporters of
the Press and Artists from all parts
taking views of the romantic scene.
From London, Edinburgh. Dumfries,
Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock, Knruia
nock, Ayr, &c., there were re
presentatives of the Press, and one
individual procured tickets to the
Stand, as correspondent of a German
journal. The different onsets of those
engaged m the tilt was most impetuous
and knight like, but 'we bclivc that
human nature is' still the same as it
was in the days of the Tournament
at Ashby-de-la-Zouehc. The attack
courteous was all very well, but we
are sincerely of opinion that the en
counter a Poutrancc would have been
more painfully pleasing, even to the
polished spectators on Wednesday
and that had the impetuous crash of
the gallant knights been followed by
the upsetting of man and horse, ac
companied by the interesting rattling
of his armour as they smouldered a
mongst the sawdust, it would have add
ed an interest to the affair highly
requisite' to its complete effect. Be
that as it may, we have heard various
expressions of disappointment that the
knights did not make a right "degg"
(as it was termed) at each other's
The supply of beds in the towns
and villages many miles round ; was
greatly inadequate. Many hundreds
lay in poorly provided tents, and many
hundreds sat up on chairs and stools,
glad of being under a roof, while not
a few on whom inebriety had laid
quarantine, had nothing between them
and the clouds.
With respect to the numbers in at
tendance, we confess our inability to
judge with any degree of accuracy, but
'taking tho number on the three stands
at two thousand, and applying it men
tally as a standard of measure to the
multitude," we think the number would
rather exceed 160,000. One individual
who said he had counted the wheeled
vehicles of every kind on the field,
stated them to be near a thousand.
The expense of the Tournament is a
still more difficult affair, to speak of,
but taking all the money that has
changed hands wholly on its account,
the amount will probably not be over
estimated at a quarter of a million.
To bo continued.
V " ST.. ' ik- 16 '
POUT OP HONOLULU.
July 4, Br. brij; Clementine, Walker, from
" C, Schooner Clarion, from Kauai.
" 7, Whaling Ship Catherine, Hunter,
from a cruise.-
July 8, Br. brig Clementine, Walker, for
Br. brig Clementine, from Hawaii, Mrs.
Thurston and son.
Schooner Clarion, from Kauai, Mr. II.
A. Peiree, Capt. J. O. Carter.
Br. brijj Clementine, for Hawaii, Rev.
Lowell Smith and lady.
For ftlew York.
The Bark Flora, Spring,
$0 Mastcr wl sau for tne aD0Ve
port, the first of August.
For freight or passage apply to
LADD &, Co.
July 11. , ' al.
Persons hav ing in their possession books
belonging to the undersigned, arc request
ed to return them.
July 11. 3w.
On Monday next July lOth, at 9 1-2
o'clock, A. M.,'at the store of Peiree &
Brewer, will be sold the following articles,
AG bags of Rice,
a variety of China articles, &,c., &Cr
For particulars see Auction Notice.
July n. i
The good Schooner Clarion,
tons burthen, well found in
&Xti tackle and apparel ; good sea-
boat and fair sailer.
PEIRCK k BREWER.
All persons having demands against
the Estate of Michel Cronbech, late
master of Brig Clementine, deceased,
arc requested to present the same for
adjustment, to the undersigned; and
all persons having property or money
belonging to snid Gronbcck.arc like
wise requested to pay. -over the same
to L. II. ANTIION, Executor.
.Oaliu, Juno 1, ISl). if-