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RAVENNA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1852.
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,BY SAlfHTIX .IIABRIS, Jr."' -
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paUl, exceot at the option of the publisher.
BjWe And the following beautiful gent hi' hit exchange.
We do not know who IsiUaothotyoT we would he. pleased to
giwitiuproporcrcdu. His alike beautiful ha stjloacd senti-auenti-:
. v ' ' v-'.: : v . fc i
, "? . ... me not that he's a poor man, v-- - V
!. ' : - "'That hie ikesstt coarse and-baro;-. 4.' --:-.
. -rfi.i;; TeUaiotlusuaily pittance-.4.. t? v ,
-' .j" : Isa workliigman'aacanty fare;. '.
Tell ino not his birth is humble, " - - 5-
Ttatlut pnreittaga !i loot; .
laba honeatfnto actions? -. ,,,,,; j j-,,
Xi'! tconl to barehad out yi - - i
. s - "1. -HaahischarackT no blame f
1 , r Then I care not If he's low-born rvv-
w Tbn I ask not whence his name, in-
i-WonUha frTOaiiurJustACUon .- ,v v c ;
-'".I - Tarn awajrwithsconifhleyet
"Would he, Uiaa defrana another, 5-1 v'". ;
Sooner ou the scaffold Ule w
- ' VTonld hespendMahard-gaineil eernluga .t '
1- i On brother in duiroaat i v
:Js,-;WouWheWieror thiafllicud, .
And thoweak one's wrongs redress ? " s
Th;n he la a man doaorrlng J 1 -
'STr. Of aiy lore and mjr estocni; , - -
r jsri-And lean not what his birtb-placo . , ,. .
"In the eyeof man may saem. '
u ij' Lei H bo a low thatched hoycl . . . ..
Irf-t K be a clay bndl cot ' . ' '
iV'lot ii be a parish- waritioasa---'ruin t
sa-: la-jay ye it miitteis not. vU-, , ,
Audif others will disownhiuj,
As luforior to tlieir caste,
Xet them do it I befriend him -l v.--.;rt -J. j
Asabrotlier to tint last. 'j ,
. A From the Southern Litarary Gazette.
.. -,.r ? VNIE THE STUMP; J '".
- - "OB. SAMPSON KEPPER'S COUfiThlllP
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- - JBT PAUIi rjRETtOS. r- sf! .. .-...
Any shrewd olKewerlmeB and manner cqultj
have tarfeortaMied has oarae.-i8vQrs6l?or9ugli, by
fspkinirig-clearly arti satisfactorily, UiQ: reason
" frfiy Tffr." Samuel Keppor remained a bachelor al
twoecor. , " r s .,
' ' TThe Fac ta of the case are a followfei Sampson
Jtepper EsqT, at five and twenty-as Jocked upon
8B a prize by ftll the marriageable-young Jadies 0.
- 3rassboroughI "Possessed' of good looks and ae
iceUehtTafni, agreeahbnianneTa REd ilaj-ge ootuj.
fortable house, a pair of -whiskers and two pair of ,
oxen. Saiopson- eould have J.'iaken'iihis r pck
- ainong the mwdens of Grassborougb, ny -one o-
whom would have been delighted Willi his prefer,
ence. ' He -was ft kind hearted fellow too was
Sampson ICepperj and I have ofteft heard bun da-
" scribed as having a-distinguished fondneaa.,for
, ooseberrypiefij nice - children, fine horses-, ,-am.
ladie in geticral. sj ' ,
" At that defightrul age nveand t cntyl Samp
ion did actually befray an inclination, for connubi
al happiness. ' He comroenccd paying Ins aiklrcfses
' to the amiable Mise Lucretia Lanestia worthy -anil,
pretty young lady, "who it was said.by everybody
L:nth the exception of ajnulutuda.ofciSivnl ..
ticairould inake him" an-exsellfint wiifr.M n
"Now Sampson waited onXucre ii "co.rtet!
her,,r aa Grassbbrough gosiaps. termed it, or five
years; and it was weir known to Sampson's friends
that morethaff fifty tunes duruigr Uiat. period, he
Veu" on the 'point of offering heiJjw1UaEd.,.,.BiJt
- Sampvoff did fiot make such amoffer for reasoB-r--1
which Grassborough would, :Uave been: glad to
know. "':5,"' VV--. .- ,
-. , The- Lanes" lost patience -with .the heur of, the
.f house!'bf"Kepper. Lucretta; they said.uwas at hi
' 'disposal; but they could see.no sense jn requiring
vears to-make up his mind to marriage. ;They
- threw out certain hints, . Which offended Sampson
and aistiessed hia faithful mistress; hjnts designed
to hasten- the approach of lazy-paced Hymen, but
7 hich" were a fchilling shower-bath on the ardor ol
" Jfcpper -He avoided Lucxetia's spciety tfor
. month. At the end of that time, convinced ol
' the imposBibility of luring without het,.lie called
r cn her One Sunday mght, as to former days., . To
" "his astonishment he found her occupying the small
parlor m 'company with Mr. Brooks, a. wealthy
' -widower of thirty-five. Mr. Brooks and Lucretia
- .-sat together :ta the chimney corner,, and. Sampson,
Jwi thills' snrtout on, sank mto the seat opposite
w .-wptjie evening",' Baid: Sam pison, in an unsteady
- voice'? - ' - "''- " i
'and looking t the-bacWlog. - ...
fe it: Ifwas snowing and blowing outside, at a fnghtT
fultutej '-" " J 1 . i-
5 The widower settlediis hin in his. neck-loth.
'".'ith amt)ousrr,and1tried tolookunconperned.
vLntretia'conghed and tlushed, and tnoyed about
fn W chah as if she hid eaten something, which
v fistressed her? while Mr, Kepper glanced uneasi
' ly from his hat' to the dW and played with his
'Vtim&TSko ny ywmg- mnw4iiteadiiig. to." go
to a campaisn supper, should penetrate tlie sanc
timonious ailence of a Quaker meeting, by mis-
fj'.irt Hemf'Thought I'd just look in, andseeQw
' you were,' observed Sampson after -a long pause
''turning on his chair, andxrossmg his legs, with an
attempt to appear at ease. , f - - i
"Thank' you hope you will you'll come
- airainl faltered Lneretiik -t, , .. -
'"l And not another word was spoken for half an
' g At length Sampson after a series of preliminary
' 'hems," and ahxiouB glances ax nis aat, summon
" ed courage to say" 5 - - - ,
' ' f Guess I'll be going , . -,
t. 'With a movement towards.the door. i
- What's vou hurry! " abked' Lucretia, in
feeble tone, " : 'V" '
. - ' f Nothing-particular guess, though Jd better
"he going. Good night, "r, J . ' ...
Good mght, if you must go. " .
Stumbling over a chair m lu endeavors to ap-
poar tinoenoerned,-and buttoning the right-hand
I appel of his surtout to the left-handtassel of his
dress-coat -an error which he did not discover till
he reached the enow-banks before his own door!
Mr."" Kepper took his departure, leaving Lucretia
with the widower. . ' ' .'
No sooner had our hero gone, than Miss Lane,
who had kept gradually hitching her chair away
from the widower, made an errand to the fire, an
excuse for hitching it back again. - '
- " Nice young man, Mr. Kepper," observed the
Widower, glancing at Lucretia over his dicky, and
laying his arm on the back of her chair.
- Nay," said Lucretia, stooping to place a stick
on the andirons. . - . . . ... .
' Mr. Brooks perceived that the glow of the fire
'made her face look very red. - -
- ' " Used to be pretty neighborly, I understand! "
"Ye yes quite! " ,
Lucretia was crimson. " " . -k
1 " Nothing.but a friend I suppose? " '
1 "Oh, no! no!"
Hem! ancf if I should that is, if any one else
should wish to marry you, he wouldn't be in the
way!" . " ' '.--'r -v-j.(,
f The widower's arm slipped from the back of the
chair, and. fell somehow by accident around her
waist; and the widower being an-absent-minded
personneglected to put it back again!
; " And would any thing else be in the way, my
" That's according "(how the fire did glow in
Lucretia's face!)" according to who the person
The clasp of the arm about her waist tightened.
" Ah! hem! and if lfitwasjne"
" You! ha! there's no danger of that, I guess! "
said Lucretia, trying to 'laught it off.'
Another movement of .the arm and Lucretia's
head lay on the widower's shoulder. . --
" But I am in earnest, " exclaimed Mr. Brooks.
" "Oh! I .didn't fuppose if that's the. .case,"
stammered Lucretia, a pretending to struggle a
little. '..' -
This afforded the widower an excuse for clasp
ing her waist-still closer. Jtleilaid: his whiskers
against her wet cheek, to the imminent peril of
Sampson Kepper's happiness, and the smoothness
ofhwowa Sunday Dickey. Then you might have
heard a kiss.- , - . . .
. "There! now say you'll have me, ". exclaimed
the widower. ' '" , . -
" Iyou--want me to "
: Lucretia thought .of Sampson, and hesitated.
She had a' lingering affection for that young gen
tleman; -but then, he had, exhausted her patience.
Sampson was certainly a desirable man, but Lu
cretia was twenty-three , It was sweet ta become
Mrs. Kepper", but it was awful to think of becom-
hg an old maid.' . The widower's affections at this
moment -struck. Lucretia . as a hapjiy medium a
-comfortable certainty, although they promised no
uncommon happiness; and she murmured, .. .
" I wilL". - ' ,
And this is the manner .in which Sampson,
through a hahit of too -much caution and indeed,
sion, lost the fairest maid in Grassborough, after.
courting her five years! ; . - ,v -
Mr. Brooks took his young bride home to fill the
place of a mother to three children; and Sampson,
who had-a married sister, with a small family, in
straightened circumstances, resolved to give his
poor relations a home in his house,, and live with
them as an eld bachelor, to the end of his days.
Qn -loosing -Lucretia, Sampson, in despair, haij
made a vow never to many --
Eight years afterwards, however, Mr. Kepper
had occasion to reconsider.his vow. Mr. Brooks
died suddedly, leaving Lucretia the mother of three
children, and the step-mother of as many more.
Sampson was iond ol children, and Lucretia was
more of an angel in his eyes now than ever. He
visited her, carried presents to her children, and
did every thing in his power to console her in her
afflctions, and the young widow dried her tears,
planted some flowers on the grave of the lamented
Brooks, and smiled encourageingly on her old
lover. . v K
People began to talk again. Sampson and Lu
cretia were agoing to be manied now, at all events,
said the gossips. But two years passed, every-.
Jiody was puzzled; and the fact that Mr. Kepper
was a batchelor at forty,, was a mystery. , ,
The truth is, Sampson had not been cured of his
old habit of procrastination. To marry the moth
er of six children, and take her and them home-r-
for Sampson could never have made up his- mind
so settle on the Brooks estate would be to disturb
the pea.ceo,his sister's family ,who had been living
on him nearly ten years. Besides Jane, his sis
ter and Mr, Bunker, his brother-in-law, who had a
great influence on his irresolute mind, discouraged
him from assuming such a responsibility, as the
matrimonial station occupied by the late lamented
'' "I should like to see you married and happy,
deaf,'? Mrs. Bunker would say, "for notwithstand
ing all our affections fo you, I am afraid you are
sometimes dissatisfied with your present way of
living! ". -" -- .
"Oh, I -assure you again, sister, '.' Sampson
would reply i " I appreciate your attentions"
- "And I am sure w delight, in doing for you.
Still, if you desire to marry, take somebody worthy
of you, and nothing would suit me better.
' " But Mrs. Brooks " , .
" t A widow with six -ohildren! I beg of you, if
you value your peace of mind, don't mary another
man's family: Look for somebody else." -'
Jane could safely give her brother this advice,
for she well knew he would never marry any one
; So Sampson hesitated.- Although he sighed for
the widow, he felt that it would be ungrateful to
marry against the wishes of those who did every
thing in their power Iff make him happy; who
so kind, and so disinterested, m furnishing his com
fort; and who thought so little of the fortune that
would fall to them, provided he died a bachelor,
that they were perfectly willing almost anxious
that he should marry ; anybody but a widow with
six children! . - . f ......
Such was the state of affairs, when Sampson
went out one day to cut a saw-log out of the trunk
of a large maple, which the wind tore ap by the
roots not far from the house. Having thrown his
vest on the ground, and rolled up his sleeves, Mr.;
Kepper commenced chopping off the log about
eight feet from the but. ' - : 1 ' 1 --
It was a "hard job," Sampson afterwards said;
and as the sun came pouring down upon him, he
was quite exhausted and heated before the first
"cut" was off. : Leaving the main portion' of the
trunk hanging by a "chip" to the stump in order
that blocks might he placed under it, to keep it
from falling quite to the ground, Sampson struck
his axe into the log, and began to look for a shady
place to sit down. ' : - s t" "
. Near by grew a stately basswood, from the roots;
of which sprung up a luxuriant growth of shoots,
surrounding the parent tree. - Reflecting that these
would not only shade "Wnt from the sun, ' but also
serve as a protection against a swarm of flies, he
determined to find a resting place among them,
and began accordingly, ' to push them aside, in
search of the most comfortable spot.
. At that moment the chirping of a squirrel attract
ed his his attention to the Tast mass of earth which
adhered to the upturned roots of the' fallen tree.
The little animal was sitting on the summit of this
mass, talking saucily to Mr. Kepper, who think
ing ot the corn it would consume during the com
ing Autumn, picked up a club, and with a well
aimed blow, knocked it into the deep cavity left
by the exhumed roots of the tree. Mr. Kepper,
with an eye to pleasing his little nephews, jumped
into the hollow, picked the kicking squirrel out of
the mud, and having thrown it down by his vest,
proceeded to ensconce himself in the bushes..
Mr. Kepper found a most comfortable spot where
he was quite concealed. from the sun and flies; and
there leaning against the ancient basswood, he in
dulged in a reverie, in which a nice widow, a de
lightful family of children,' cider in the evening,'
and gooseberry pie for dinner, were charmingly
mixed up together. - - - : -. -
Mr. Kepper was startled from, his pleasant re
flections by a dull cracking sound, in the direction
of the tree on which he had been '-chopping; and
pushing aside the bushes, he saw the "chip" break
ing, which he had. left the log hanging to the
stump. . . 'Mi-P-'V-, ".v;;--; ;'.- ",'
" There goes the log to the -ground, " he mut-,
tered with some impatience... .'- - . ,
. No sooner had he spoken, than the trunk drop
ped off, and instantaneously the hugh mass of roots
and earth overbalancing the stump, which was no
longer attached to the. tree, turned-slowly; back,
and fell with a dull, heavy report into its original
bed. .vv-ri iviui ;.. .
" The dogs! ? muttered Sampson, "it . is lucky ,
I didn't happen to be picking that squirrel out of
the hollow just at this time! ', , -. . .. .
.And he shuddered to think what a horrid.deatli,
to be crushed under, an avalanch of roots and clay.
! Mr. Kepper however, sat still, and was soon,
lost in another reverie, from which he was arous
ed by most a extraordinary occurrence. ; j. ,
It afterwards appeared that Joe Symes, the
"hired man,"., who was at work repairing a fence
near by, had twice or thrice cast his eyes in the
direction of the fallen tree.. , Jlearing the sound
of Mr: Kepper's axe no longer Mr. Symes looked
shortly after, and saw that worthy man in the hole,
under the roots of the tree; and in a little while,
startled by a smothered concussion, he looked
again, and beheld the stump turned back. -: At that
moment Mr. Bunker appeared, and inquired for his
brother-in-law. Both looked in the direction, of
the stump, and seeing nobody, Mr. Symes sudden-
exclaimed . .
" I vow! "
" I bet Kepper's been ketched under the butt of
that tree!" . .. r
. Mr. Bunker thought it could not be; but Symes j
assuring him that the lost time be saw Mr. K., '
he was in the hole, both ran to the spot. . . .
. " Good Lord!" cried Symes, "here's his jacket1
there's his axe I vow! he's a goner! " ;.. ... .. .
, This was the exclamation which aroused Mr. .
Kepper. He looked through .the bushes and held
his breath. - . iV-i : 4 C-.-.
" Impossible! ? said Bunker, nervously. , .
, if Where's Mjr.Kepper then! " demanded Symes.
" Why he's walked off, I suppose."
," Walked off walked off in a brillin' sun, with
out his hat! Look here! " .. . .y . ; , r
Symes picked up the old batchelor's hat close
by the basswood bushes, where Mr. Kepper had
dropped it on going into his retreat . ; j v ;
"I declare that looks bad!", muttered Bunker.
Mr. Kepper was on the very point of showing
himself, to end the joke and have a grand laugh
over it, when Mr. Bunker made the remark that
ii looked bad. r ,;. . ... . ,
Now Mr. K., could not have the least objection
to having any man say, such a state of things look
ed bad. He himself would have been deeply im-.
pressed with the conviction that it looked bad, had
he been under the stump. let tne manner in
which Mr. B. made the remark, according to Mr.
K.'s way of thinking, looked bad in itself.. , To be;
brief, Mr. B.'s countenance and tone expressed a
satisfaction which he could not conceal; and Mr,
K. thought he would just try the experiment of
sitting still. . . , .. f . , ; ;;,'. ,: .. .
"Look's bad! Guess it does!", cried SymesJ
and he swore, fby George' that if Kepper wasn't
under the stump, he was, and that it was a kind of
duty they owed the "old feller," to" dig him out.
. " Dig hini out! 'twould take an age! w muttered
Mr. Bunker, rubbing his hands probably to keep
the flies off. Tell you what, Joe, if he's there he's
killed; and it isn't as though a little diggin' wo'd
save a man's life. ' So we may as well make cer
tain he's there before we begin.".' i ... r
' " There! to be sure he's there.; I'll go for the
shovels! " exclaimed Joe . " By George! he was
the best fellow in the world! ". he added with
emotion. " I'll bring the shovels or don't you
think the oxen will pull the stump over! I'll
bring 'em, and try it! " . . -
Symes run off, while Bunker remained looking
complacently at the- stump." - .
."The dogs!" muttered Kepper, giving way to
the momentary fancy that he was in the bad pre
dicament supposed "If you stand there, you'll
never get me out! Why don't you get to digging!"
. ; Bunker walked around the stump, endeavoring
to look under it, where the ends ef the roots pro
truded, and finally exclaimed, loud enough for his
beloved brother to hear r -.-, e , ,
F :"Burir, sure" as guns!" . ' ' '
; "Am !" muttered Kepper. "Ho! there comes
Jane! '' f wonder what she'll say!"
i Mrs. junker came running to the spot, in a
terrible state of excitement. " . ,
x "Dear me P' she grasped, t "Joe says Samp is
underthe stump!" .r. it 5 v ; -:-""' .".
I Well,? said Bunker, "I s'pose he is."
, --: "S'pose he is!" groaned Sampson.: j . r
T"OhVwhat shall we do!" cried Jane, greatly
agitated. "' "Graciows, how horrid! vU2anhe be -got i
out? f How long has he been here!'? ; . -. -;'
"Long enough," whispered Bunker.-" ."The old
devil must be stone dead. Of course, it's horrid,
but then we ought to be thankful that he has made
his will." : ?KJ-.:i&M-i- ...
' "Oh,'yes, Sampson was a cautious man.- He
was prepared," sighed Jane. -."And if he was to
be snatched from us we ought to be thankful that
he didn't marry first. " Well! well! he was a good
boy, if he did have his faults!" r-?- ; -.. - .
i- "Was I!" growled Sampson in the bushes.. -
"The widow Brooks may go to the devil now!"
said Banker, with a grim smile and a long breath.
"Ohf 'she may, eh!" thought Sampson. .
"To ue sure, that odious match is off my dind,"
sighed Jane- "Well! its probably all for the
best. He couldn't have lived many -years, you
knOW.'i -'.-'.'- - ' v;r .:--';.;
'' "Oouldn'tt We'll see!" muttered Sampson..
: "And it's some consolation," added Jane, more
calmly, "to know that, although we have lost
Sampson, our children " are provided for. , Oh!
here comes Joe with the oxen? ; My poor dear
brother! Oh, save him Joseph! He may still be
alive! ... - . .;
i. "Possible!" whisDered Sampson, hoarselv. ,
"QuickC Bunker! help mewhip this long chain
round the top of the stump," cried Symes. -
"Fudge! they can't pull it," said Bunker. -.-' :
"There's no' use if they can!" growled Samp
son, stepping from the 'bushes. - "I don't die" so
easy!" V ' ':' "- '-""' " :'; ' ' " ' " -".'
"Good Lord! here he is!" cried Symes, drop
ping the log chain, -'-i; '-1 vi- -j
"The devil!" muttered Bunkerchanging coun
tenance. "Oh! my dear Sampson r"-"he added,
Recovering his f elf possession,' 5Kyousrejoice: my
Jieart!' I never thought you were under that stump,
but still I Jfejt anxious ''V W- & m
"My dear,der botheT!,, exclaimed Jane, run-
rfinrr tn pmhrsrp "him-jW"T was afVaiil von .were
.hurt" " r.?- -;""-fJ ":f .; " -
i i ''And that I wasn't Tnarrjed! hum!" sneered
Sampson, putting ph.his vest, sulkily.,' : ,s
.' "My dear brother!", began Bunker,! depreCat
ingly, ''you have made " " ;
... "My will! I know it!" walking off. t "- '$ -
"Butwhere are you going?" asked the anxious
Bunker. - .- . . r ; 'hn.-.-'n-.V
''"To inform Mrs. Brooks that she has your
permission to go to the devih" - 'r':;--- ' t
j "My dear brother I meant " " -"" " - -.
"You meant to consign her to me! To be sure!
You called me an oltP devil! I am glad," my no
ble minded sister,-. that the odious ' match is off
your mind. " But it happens to be on my mind,
heavyjis you supposed this cursed stump was on
mvbody.r" 44 '"' -
Jane sobbed on his neck, but Sampson ' poshed
her away. - ; ' -
"You consoled yourself with the recollection of
my will, when you thought I was dead,?' he mut
tered, "and now that I am alive yon are incon-
solabre." ''Heere, Joe Symes," he cried to the
wondering laborer, "here's my hand I'll remem
ber you. Throw that log chain around Bunker,
and shake him into the middle, of next July," and
you'JJ do me a service!". ." '-" ' ;"'
" And he strode, away, leaving Jane weeping
hysterically, Bunker gnawing his nether lip, and
Joe Symes laughing so that he could hardly stand.
: Sampson Kepper never entered his own house
again, until the Bunkers had moved" out of it,
which event was of-speedy occurrence, and then
he did take possession, accompanied by the wid
ow now Mrs. Kepper, and all the little Brookses.
4, And now Sampson was very happy,'for he had
bnt three; things to repent that he had not mar
ried Lucretia fifteen years ago," instead of allow
ing another to enjoy her freshest bloom; that the
years during which he had been feeding the self-
ishnesssXothers, had not been years of blissful
married lMsj and that all the dear little Brookses
were not dear little Keppers. ' " ' ' ' . '
Flowers in a sick Charaher. ;
It was a gentlie heart, which "directed a gentle
hand to send so sweet a gift to refresh the feverish
invalid. ' -J : ': :"; ';' y: ' - ',
; There were many flowers in the rich boquet.
There are blossoms which, embalm harsh and
mournful meanings-hut these had all an import
of kindness and sympathy and tender pity. '
Their fresh odors filled the room of the sufferer
and while' their graceful forms and tints pleased
his heavy ye the beautiful reflections which they
suggested entranced his depressed heart.. v
He slept amid the pleasant fragrance they emit
ted and his dreams were of distant gardens in
the East, where . every sense iswooed by beauty,
and the' hands are outstretched to welcome lovely
forms and amid those forms the lovliest of all
she who sent the blossoms to the sick man she
was there " ' ; ". J " : - ,
. Such, a filessed ministry will not be forgotten.
The. heart cherishes those who remember it in Its
affliction. ( " . ' ' '. V ' ""
There ar? paths where the flowers are eternal
there are gardens where the blossoms never fade.
In these may the giver of the sick man's treasure
walk at last, attended by the good, the bright, the
beautiful for it is meet they should be her re
ward. Buff. Express. " '..'"'. " -': '
i There is a Tall Ola Hero.
There isa toll old hero who la known as General Saott, -,
' ' And he makes a grand military show,
"But 'tis said in his head there's a mighty soft spot, '"'
5: Near the brain where the soft places grow; v .
- He has hungup his feathers and chapeau, .... .
.' ... And has laid down his quiver and his bow,
- And running for the President Is taU General Scott, " !
. But he never can be President yon know. .
VVhon the war first commenced with amtgo Maxico
., ' He was asked to direct Its career,
; But he sat down and wrote to the Generalissimo,
. "I'malraid of a lire in my rear,".
"And hare hung up my leathers and chapeau,"
"And have hung Hp my quiver and my bow." .
There Is no more aghUngfor tall General Saott,
Yet he never can be President you know. '
But after he has taken a "hasty plate of soup,"
- : . Aad has drank off a pint of old wine, '
' He thought of "Rough and Ready" and his volunteer troop,
Who were fighting over the Mexican .line. - : 1
Then netook dowAisfeaUersandehapsaur' .'
t . And called for his war stood Juno t,
"For," said he, "Gen. Taylor goes ahead of Gen. Scott,
As perchance he for President may go.11 .
He took from "Rough anil Ready" all the troops of the Una,
" And he bore down upon Vera Cruz, . -
And there with the army all the navy did combine
' To carry out the bombadeering views. .
Then he pat on his feathers and chapeau, -
And mounted his war-steed Junot, - c - -.
; When that strong hold had (alien then thought Geo. Scott .
- "To be President I have the best show."
For the tall of Vera Cruz General Soott gave the pralsa
": -i To the force of hia regular command
But of the gallant navy he utters not a phrase .
-"' When the flags at the ptint came to hand; -'
And there hong up the feathers and chapeau,
Along with the buckle and the bow,
All placed to the credit of the tall General Scott -,
Yet he never can be Presidont yon know.
Twas the troops of the line and the famed volunteers,
' -And their chiefs who there fought for renown, :
"Who won an the battles while he got the cheers,
. , ; When the Mexicans were all done brown.
Then he put on his feathers and chapeau, - - '
And bestrode his war-steed Junot - ; - ;
' Then the Leptro would hail the tall General Scott .
. : "Per tl PraidtnU Gexertl Sckotte."
Yot when they had fought him into Montezuma's Halls
1 . He cutaway the arch of his fame
' He raised such a breeze that it turned into squalls - -;
' - Which bluffed off his Presidential game. -'
ForTaylor, without favors or chapeau,
And without any grand martial show, .
; Was run for the office, then tall General Scott -
Was the picture of nnmilltary woe.
But now he has arrived near the top of his bent, :
Yet the whigs nave restored him in vain, .. .
For their time and their money will be all misspent
At the fighting of the fall campaign, -
Then the tallest fuss and feathers and chapeau '
That ever any government could show,
Will be laid upon the shelf with taU General Scott,
: . For he never can be President yon know.
West Point, where the Mexican trophies are displayed.
-i : ' Military Presidents, - - v -
- The approaching Presidential election is fraught
with alarming interest to the true republican.-
On that decasien will be settled another of those
goseramental precedents which exercise u ch po
tent influences over the destinies ' of nations.
American eitizens will at that time be called upon
to endorse through the ballot-box, a policy which
may eventuate" in the destruction of this fair polit
ical fabric, or else by the same means to put for
ever their ban of interdiction upon it ; We allude
now to the policy- of elevating merely military
men to the Presidency of the United States.
Many wise and virtuous patriots, .ever since- the
foundation of this government, have, been appre
hensive that such a policy would be fatal to the
liberties of this country. ' Yet there' seems to be
a disposition in the American mind, ' to disregard
tbeir voice of warning, although the history of
the past teems with so many important lessons on
this alarming topic. - Many seem to think,' that,
inasmuch as we have had two military Presidents,
and no perceptible evil has aa yet resulted, that
no danger is to be apprehended. But we would
have such to understand, that the life ef a nation
ought not to be measured by years, or even cen
turies. "And, although the ill effects - of such a
policy may not be observed within the jew short
years of individual experience, yet the poison is
at work circulating itself through the body politic,
and vitiating its healthful action. . ; ' . . :
; Besides the danger to the liberty of the .coun
try, to be apprehended from the vaulting ambition
of such as have been Teared 'in the camp, there
are .other considerations which are- well , worthy
of the attention of the lovers of peace and civil
government. ; Who does not wish for the arrival
of that happy period when wars shall . cease; and
national difficulties be settled by the arbitra
ment of reason! "Every true lover of liberty must
wish it most ardently, but such never .can.be, the
case as long as the deeds of warriors are hymned
by the poet, or lovers of peace put. their .-.endorse
ment upon the sanguinary deeds of arms, by ele
vating military heroes to places of civil trust-
When the gaudy hero comes before the . public
decked with plumes and epaulets, he instantly be
comes associated with ideas of carnage and . mili
tary glory which thrill through the public mind,
and produce in it an unnatural state of feverish ex
citement. "And this; it will & '-admitted by all
who are conversant with the philosophy of human
nature, is utterly averse to the successful cultiva
tion of those peaceful sentiments and feelings
which should characterize the "true peace-loving
republican. -, V ".':!, -'-"'" ,
Look at the modern republics which' clustered
around Italy.' Look at Mexico and South Ameri
ca. iThey commenced their national career under
circumstances probably as auspicious as our own;
yet the Genius of Liberty how sits despbndingly
over the ruins of their once glorious constitutions,
pointing her finger in significant .silence at the
policy which produced such a fatal "result""' Let
it not be said that other causes worked their ruin
it was too fatally certain that it was the result
ofputtingtoohigh an appreciation upon the san
guinary glories of military triumph. . Nor can We
expect any other fate if we pursue the same- pol
icy.'' -'- " -,; ' -- : ' ' . - ' ? -,
' There are now presented for the suffrages of
the people, by the two great parties of the coun
try, two individuals, one of whom w eminently a
mere military man. We need not name him, for
his name is already written in blood. Reared al
most from boyhood, in the camp, and from , the
same early period used to command, it has en-
gendered a haughtiness of character which ill be
fits one whp aspires to the discharge of civil gov
ernment . It it be true that education forms the
mind, then the school in which Gen Scott was ed
ucated indicates, with unerring certainty, his un
fitness for the; discharge of the milder' and mors
peaceful duties of the civilian. :. . .
' On the other hand there is presented Franklin
Pierce, who has made the science of government f
his study from early youth. . The profession of
which he is an honored member, is well adapted
to discipline and mould the mind.-. Ii has made
him familiar with everything which " pertains to
the administration of civil government' ,.A states
man by profession, he is well fitted 'to preside
over the destinies of a free and peaceful people. -Choose
you now whom you will have to rule over
ypU. ..' . ' i. t" V?.
'ScUTS in ITIdts)ii's Cabinet.
i Never was a Whig' fabrication so signally and
finally nailed to the counter as spurious coin than
the assertion of some of the 'more unscrupulous
of Scott's partizans, that Mr. Madison at one time
offered him a place in' his' cabinet '"The Rich
mond Examiner thus disposes of it:'
. ? Scott was no favorite with Mr. Madisoni .- He
was the tail of that party in Virginia of which
Messrs. -Randolph and Leigh were the heads
the most abusive and" violent of. Mr. Madison's
personal and, political' foes.. .They favored Mr. '
Monroe's election in 1808. 'it is true that in 1817,
Mr. Randolph uttered his palinoda as to Mr. Mad
Madison, just as he was returing from public life;""'
Leigh and Scott never: Is it probable that Mad- 5
ison would have named for his political trust one"
one of the tertium quid party of that day, and" his f
political enemy f Again, would Mr. Madison hav
wounded the pride of the soldier and the claims of.
the statesman then presented in the person' of
Andrew Jackson! In 1815 Jackson was the here t
of the war. The victory of New . Orleans was ,
fresh in all hearts, and its General was the argu
ment of all, tongues.? Would Madison' have" pre
termitted him for Scott! If a soldier was to tret
the place,' would Brown and Games been , passed
by, for- that gaudy - popinjay 1 j And again, would
Mr. Madison, at that period- of jealousy towards,
Virginia, have taken too of his Secretaries from ;
that State!;' Why was this fofiliah baseless,; and, -wyked;
lived! ., , , . -
"' :-5 -5'-- --Artfrtoe.raey:---fe'--i,;
- -: The- following off-hand blows at aristoartcy,'
were dealt by the gifted N. P.; Rogers, while pub
lishing a paper several years ago. We give a few
of the best "Ucksi" " -'5
""Hateful hearties Aristocracy, I detest it above
all things."- I was subjected to its bloated frown
when I Was ajjbyf and I have a veryeMly",'' if not
a native, inborn abhorrence of it ' It has no idea
that you have any rights or1 any feelings" You
do not belong to the same race with "your, .paltry,
uppish Aristocrat He does not associate with you
when you are with ' him. He makes "use of you.
He does not recognize you as a' party in "interest
in what is going on'.' You are no more a compan
ion to him than his horse or hissdog and you are
no more than a horse or a dog, if you condescend
to" be of his association. " -t-v-
"Aristocracy has none of the Lion in it but it
feels bigger than a whole den of Lions". v You must
beware of it" It regards everything allowed you,
as an allowanc a favor. ; You have' ho rights.
If you receive any thingj you must do homage for it
"Now I like refinement, and"diBlike" coarseness
and grossness.' But I' ' abomiijate uppishnesir. 'I
like washed handf hut not these 'jdainty fingers.'
Cleanliness and .elegance to any extent," and the
refined and elegant taste. : These are often united ,
With yeomahly nature with freedom from "all su
perciliousness' and self-worsiiip'i and I love' them.
But this Aristocracy I will not tolerate Or" endure.
I have not the slightest respect fof it. I will ' net
treat it courteously even." I will not treat it at all.
I will no have it about."' Out of the way with it
and out of the "world. It is' the very genius of
this accursed slave mastery. 'You have got to be
a slave to it " " ",'
.."Itcomes by birth; it comes by money; it comes
of idleness even; it is engendered by 'trade and by
oflicer Old wealth, however breeds if the most
and offensively a generation or "two of "homage
paid by poverty to bloated opulence, will breed it
the worst Hnd.' It will turn up the nose of the
third or fourth' generation along,--sb that ' it can
hardly smell common folks as they go on the ground.
You can tell its nose and upper lip"' as far as you
canseethem.w": -'-r; -
' '"I guess aristocracy is Jack of sense, as much as
anything.." Sense, of a certain sort, may accom
pany it, orbe hi 'the "same"ereaturei But "it is a
senseless concern, and, moreover, superlatively
hatefuL"""""?-" -'-'- .-- -.
It won't do, when riding hi a stage coach. to
talk about another man, whom you have not per
sonally seen as being an "all-fired scoundrel,"
until yon are absolutely sure, that he is not sitting '
before yonviit .rjj-jwj.Vjr'a ruiK
; , It won't do to imagine a Legislature will sit but
six weeks,-, when two-thirds of . the. members have
not the capacity to earn a decent living, at home.
It won't do for a.chap to imaginea girl is indif
ferent to him, because, she studiously avoids him
in company 'v t?i f '-?$ .r-.--t.ia;-,
'. It won't do for a young, lady to presume that
more than a third of the gentlemen who show her
pointed attentions, have the most distant idea of
marrying her. X ;.4" : X-;-
-J It won't do for a man to fancy a lady is in love
with him, because she has. treated him civilly, .or
that she has virtually engaged herself to him be
cause she has endured his company. . .,, ,,: ....v j.,
, . .' ' . ' : .-
. Classical -Ewmjuekt ! ''It is false--it is a
is -an invention gentlemen a lie.' ' I see aged
citizens before me. I see eminent lawyers here.
And," gentlemen you see me much "excited." "
After all this outburst of wrath, Scott admitted
the statement that he had kanged some Germans
fn Mexico, to. be true. . " v"'--- "'--: