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l)'ilorllinnsllili,l'imcli, nnd A'nerlnin DryGooua
V. 1, (!(iO(l,iiml Orocciii'D)
Crockecy , Cihss nnd Ilard Witre,
MKLLISU &. SLADE.
uu.u.ukss in t'l.ouii, w.i.(!()oi)s&oioucniRs
a l.vn phviit t vn v f i v ntvri
li:o. .Mkm.imi, (!i:o. II. Sladb
A. 3IATC1I, & co.
Al Ihc old Sland latcly ocrupied bj
j. n, Titiuou;
r.n VPPtrrlriY v v uit!riti, nnivt.- avi
UUritE.-jllMi:NT,S,(J()NHTA.NTI,V ON IIANI)
Oli.VTIlAli STIIKJIT. 223
Wliulcmtli; iiikI ri-trtil du-tlar In W. 1. :iilx , TcnH, Ir ttl I b
ivino, iVci.ilm.ilovpn,! uniiutre, tci;
ftu iinuKnou'ni niHnorsTATUmniiBT,
Montpelier, Vt, 182 ly
nnssioi.r, & gla imc.
V A T 0 II M A K E 11 H A N V J 15 W n I, I, K It fi.
nrpnsiTi: winrNEV'n iiotki., ciintiialutiibet,
R. lli 1IAILH Y.
imiir.ictiiirr nfSllver ripnmis uinl Spccturli'H nnd Dculr
I ii .Imvi'ln (!nll(trv nml Pn iif' fiOUlld
WlnilcHitlR iiml llciiill. 209
OlippositcWhitncij' Uotct, Uentral Slrcct.
One dnoTSouth of Union ll,ill,Kln Strrrl,
Tl N, COPPKll, ANI 811 EET I 110 X WIIHKKII.
Samc door willi A". llandall.
T A I I. 0 It.
Otitr J. Collamer's Officc,
V.. W. SMITII, Tailor,
)VLK V. C. ItOllHlNs' OFFI'jn,
nuvi.nii in uoo'r.s. hjiocs and i.c.Tiii:rt.
ll Kitnls jf Ipai1irr for me rlipiip. Alto, llixiu iunt
Slioos nf evci'v iU-uthIiImi.
3 7-rmri:' I'liioli llnuH. S-Vl-'uir, lpggul,iS3i flcuitH
xttweilliuoM lur $l,nihi iill hiiiit wnrl, lu jiroji nrllnn
i.!i:viiiai. SntKET. 23 siy
I). M. Di:vnv,
MiiWt cif llin Iiiipnivcd llnliurl Wnnilpn l'litnps.
X7Tliu iibiiru nro w.irrunlpil Imlriiw n lurrol
it mlimlo uitli e.inc, up li n liundrrd li'i'l.
TT All iirdciM Irom n diiliiiti'P prumptly ntli'inlril In.
IWndnlpli Vt. 2'Jllf
C orne r of Elm and Central strcets,
II V S. W II I T X E V,
Ii A f! L J) H O T Ii L,
DY P. 0. ALDEN.
cnnvnit ur south am ciuur.N sTnr.Kr.
IMllCK STACJK IlOIJSIi,
SOUTH S I D C III.ACX n I v i: It ,
JOIIN It. SMITII
I.VDI.OW, VI. lfil lf
II It ICK S T A G K II 0 U S K ,
I'ruclursrllli'i Vt. 23'J f.m
llnusi: and Shi. i'Aixti:ii, aix) nni.mi i cuinniins
AMI VtllMsll (M r.VKRV DIKCIIIPTION,
0 U N T It A I. S T II U i: T .
Il'iintora,. '11111 dciler.sl ii Cln.lrund CiUTlasci-ol iill Mmlf.
Wl'l'T .t SfiOTT.
J ABIIUGi; AND ! I. H 1 C II - .M A K H n,
limll sriiULT. 110
uko iikk risiir.ii.
liaufietitrcr of, nml tlmtir in r.nliine.1 furmlurr u
1'li'iiKiiil SlriTl, 218
I) It. li. It. I'.V 1-1 K l.
OIIli-p m iIip llripl HliiPk niifMlu WlillneyV,
K. .1. AIiIjIiN, M. 1).
rirvsici.'i.y jia'I) suiwkoa',
Oilicc iippiiMlP Wlillni-sN II o 1 1-1 .
AUIV II. II ISIO1.
tomsonun iidi'wic ritACTri'ioNnn,
lii'hvri'ii Uie Mi'iliodist nnd l!pic'pl Ulmrplipt.
ii v a i. ii i: it t r a o k c it .
corL V3u:n hauuktt,
A l t o r n u y s and (-oitnsollors u t I, a w,
Elm iSlrcd. 1S:I
II M'OH('nl,I. Ul I'lt. JAMr.SHAnUBTT
ltt(irnny mid Ununncuor atLav,
TltACV 'v CO.VVKIISK,
.1 1 1 o r n c 1 s and Counsellor s t La w
oilircnvtT iup ii.uiK.i.im Rirrpi,
L. a. maksu,
ATTORNEV A.VI) COVKii B I.I.OK AT I.AW
lATTOilNDY A.NI) COUiWni.I.OIl AT LWX ,
w vsmurit v "& MTitsTi,
ATTOllMirS (t C n N A U !. I. O It S AT I.AW,
, .-Olllrc in IIip inniu I ili lv ncciipii'd in llic "C'lay Cluli
V. T Wniiinii.s, Maitcr in Cliane.rni.
l.Y Maiimi' 23ill
.V'lorncy and Coitniellor vt J.aw,
I. AV. IlICIIAltD.SON.
Jltlorncy nnd Counsellor at Lutv,
WESTON, vt. -
TT O K NU Y
AT I, A XV :
iVMMtr.N C. l ltKNClf,
A T T O R N 13 Y A T L A XV,
M1AKON, VT. 2.13-lv
WATjKGH & SliADK,
Jlltotncy and Couiuellort al Law,
ROYALTON J'T. 125-lf
. v u.i;i:r, k. v, nr.Anc.
Allonirii,Vtiunirllur nndS'ilicilorin Chanccry,
at i.yndo.v, vr.
TT Vllpndi tliRrfiitiprlnr CnnrU In lliccnililllc of 0:ip
inin, i;i-.cx,()rlpiiii!iiiil Wnsliliistini. l.'l.'Ltl
uTFn t o"n" & JONIJS,
ATTOIINEVS AND COUNSKLl.01tS AT LAW,
A. I". IIu.nton, 203 P. C. Jones.
S. Jt. STIllU'.'iT.lt,
Jltlorncij and Coutucllcr at Law,
.1. U. 11AWKINS,
Altovnoy and Counsellor al Laiiii
j. f. nr.ANK,
Mlornty and Counsellor al l.aw,
J Mr.S M. fill.SON,
ATTORNKY AT LAW,
CUCLSUA, VT. 2 tG-fim
ATTOBNEV A N n C 0 li N S K L I. O II AT LAW,
li tl o r n e y s , a n d Counsr.llor i at Laxo
C'lii'nlcr, Wlmlaoruounty, vt.
N ItlClIAnI)soN. 8C A. A. Nichoi.bon.
ATTO 11 A'E Y AT LA II',
i.UDi.ow, vt. 181-ly
II. H. STOlCHTON,
ATT 0 R A E Y A T L A
Chester, VI. 219
IJLODOUTT St. WEYHOUTII,
ATTO 11 A E V s A T , A IV,
iii:tiii;i., vt. s:.g
I) C llt.onor.TT, 1) v Wevmoutii.
Ii ONNE TS! li OJVjYE TS!
rni.MK'AMnrlinpiitorrinrenrp.Str.iw, lllrd'n Iljc
and otlitr l'aiipy fctyicHKclllns nt tlielowuitprlccn,
No. 11. Central citicct, by
U. II. I1AMO.N.
I VHT RKC'III VEI) fi n (1 1-2 7 lcvt JI11I fiiiw.i,
I tnr ri.ilc at thu filoiio Kinrr hv
nrll 10. (JUO, U. CIIAl'.MAN. A. Cu.
l'lum NculN Pnt'IU'.
TIIEOLD I'AUI'lUl'S IlUKlAL,
Nu in:i!lor wlicro!
Ilustlu 1 1 iiti out of tho way!
XV u Imvo willi siidi stiill
Tn.xea and nioncy U p:iy.
llnry hini thcro!
No inaliur wliure!
Oll'in soino coriicr, nt best;
No inatlcr for slonej
To inarl: liis old boncs
Nobody'll ask wlip.ro tlioy rcst.
lhiiy liiin llip.ro!
No maitcr wliero!
Nune liy liis dealli aro bcreftj
No body'll aslc!
l'inish ynur task!
W'ti slill Ii;ivuciiuu"Ii ofthoin Joft.
Ilury him ilmre!
No inatlor wliere!
Ofl'in somt! cornor, away;
Ve liavu wilh sucli slull
Taxos cnd inonoy lo p.iy.
UlI.VItLES (j. IjASTSIAN.
1 N N S AND OU T S .
1IY IOII.V O. SAXK.
I'ni out of casb, and so, of courso
IIuvo pockot room lo lut;
Tni out of p.iticnco, ju.st bccauso
I'ni ncvcroutof dcbt;
Ilosides l'm dreadlully in lovo,
And nioro than balfin doubt,
Wbicb i llio gieater uil, that
Of being in oi out.
1 iit dcoply in iny tailor'.i boolss,
liul I don't inind a dun;
And if I wasn'tout of funda,
I'd pay liini out of fun,
lle nlways gavo rnn "fits," liu liaid,
liut Imaven bless liis eyos!
'Twould put liini in a fit, I gucsa,
Ilu'd bu iu such snrpiise.
I'm out at clbows, in dUtrcsi
Ali! iniini's a sorry lalo!
I'm out of f.nor, out ofsorts,
liut llieu l'm out of jail.
!ly laudlord says niy tinio ii oul,
And lliinks l'd bctlcr "shin;"
l'm sucli an "uut-aiid-oulur" lio
Won't b'jvo iiic iu liis i n ii .
I'm out of oflico, biit in liopcs
To gp.t put in siiuic dav;
lf I don't run for soinclliing suon,
1 'II liavc to run away.
l'm out ufspiiils, and l'm nut
(Jf moi o than 1 can tbink,
l'm oul ortompcr liang tliu pcn!
Ye gods! l'ar out v ikk!
St. Albnnt, Vt.
Fiom ilm l.oiidiiii I'um li.
TI1E STORY 0 V
A F E A T H E 11
nv Dovtii.As ji:ri!omk
I a.m ii nittivc ol'Afi'ica; bul iny p.trciit
ostvicli liaving bcon liuiitcd down for tho
iropcrty hccarriud with liim.l was, iimny
oars ago, sliiicil at thc Capc of uoou
opc lur I.ondon; in wlnch inagniliccnt
ly I liavc livcd a lil'c ofinany cliangcs
Iu iny tiinc, 1 liavc tosscd iny hcad above
thc noblest of tho land; and now
ut 1 will nttnalo my advciituics in
ordci ns thcy bcfell inc.
My uuty to my iiarcnt dcinands that .1
loultl clianipion him against thc surpcr-
ilious Fiiccrs of thc world tlntt 1 should
indicato liia incinory irom tho ijniorant
andor of mnnkind.
I will confcss it, whcn, aftcr a racc of
somc twcnty lcagucs, wnli thc horscs
closc at iny parcnt a tail, i bcliclu iny
lionoured sii c thrust liis hcad into a btish,
bclicving, as it was too plain ho did. that
bccauso ho coiild scc nobody, nobody
could suc him l do confcss, dcspitc of
filial lovc, I fclt a 'fluttoring of iiidigna
tion not unalloycd may I bc pardoncd
thesin! with contempt. The world lias
tauglit ino butter wisdom. Kxpcricncc
hath lnadc inc tolcrant.Sinco havc sccn
mcn, praiscd, too, for thoir cxcelling pru
dencc, coinniit tho sclf-samc folly as my
unfortunatc sirc, rcproach has subsidcc
into sorrow, and contempt bccomc soft
cncd by rcgrct.
Bnt I coinc of an oulraged,a slaudorcd
racc. What bouncing fibs havc bc'cn
wriltcn of nic, by sand-blind philosophcrs,
and glibly rcpoatcd by gossips of all soi ts
nt thoir lircsidcs! How venerablc docs a
lic bccomo by longtli of ycars! Truth is
ncvcr n babo, and nevcr a hag. As at
iho first, soat thc last; fiill-bloom yct
young; hcr cyos lustrous throtigh agcs,
and hcr lip ruddy and frcsh as with the
dcws of Eilcn; npon her brow sits an
ctcriiity of bcauty. Now Falschood is
born a pulling, roaring thing; lts vcry in
fancy is anticipativo of its old ngc, and
stampcd with thc grossncss of mortality.
Day by day it waxcs biggcr and strongcr;
liiis incrcaso of reputation, crowds nf
ulicnts; until, at lcnglh, its uurightcous
hoariness inakcs it worshipcd by inulliludo
for no othcr rcason savo this it has gray
hairs. And so thc wrinklcd wizard kreps
liis court, and words liis mischicf-dealing,
paralyzing spclls, untill Trulh at soniu
timc turns hcr sapphiro oycs full upon
him, and as a bubblc at a fmgcr's touch
l''alsehood is gone.
Tor thousands of ycars my anccstors
havc born tho wcight of lics upon their
b'lcks. And first, for tho shamulcss scan
dal that tho fmnily of ostrichcs wanted
thc lovc which cvcn uilh thu wasip makcs
big its parcntal hcart towards ils little
'Thc ostrich, having laid hcr cggs,
loavcs thcm to bo hdtr.hcd by thc hcat of
Such is tho wickedness that for tcns of
ccnturics hns pnsscd iunonginen for truth;
rcducing thp ostrich lo a lovcl with thoso
hollow-hoartcd childrcn of Adam, who
leavo thcir little ones to tho mercics of
tho world to tho dandling of chancc
;lo tho hnrdrcaring oftho podr-hotisc
Thore is Lord dc I5owcIlcssj hu h:
Froudom ol'luqnlry auil
WOODSTOCK, TBEUItSDAY JBVEjVlWO, AB'ltlE 34,
l'cnt-roll of thousanda; is a plumcd nnd
jowcllcd pccr. Look at him in his robcs:
bchold 'lawmakcr' writtcn on tho broad
tablct of his ccunprohcnsivo brow. Ho is
in thc llousc ofl'ccrs; thc born proloctor
of his fullow-mau. How tho consciotis
ncss of high fiiiiction sublirnates his na
ture! llo looltH, and spcaks, and lays
his liand upon his brcast, tho invincihlo
champioii of all hiiman sufi'ering all
humaii truth. Turn a inomcnt froin thc
pccr, and look at yondnr bipcd. Thcrc
is n:i old age of cunniiiir cut and lincd in
tho facc of a incrc youth. Ho hns count
cd some niiietccn suminors, yet is his soul
wrinklcd with deccit. And whereforc?
Poor wrctch! liis vcry birth brouirht
upon licr wlio Uoro lum nbusc nnd inlamv
his first wail was to his inothcr's car
the world's audiblc rcproach. Ile was!
sliulllcd oirinto thc world, a thing any I
way to bc forgottcn, lost, got rid of. In i
nis vcry uaiiynootl, Jie was no morc
lo mcn than the young lizard that
crawls upon a bank, and owcs ils nurture
to thc bounty of tho clcmcnts. And so
this haploss piccc of human oflltl this
hunian ostrich dcscitcd in its vcry shell
was hatched by wrong and accidcnt
into a thicf, and therc ho slnnds, chargcd
with thc infamy of picking puckots. Thc
world tauglit lum notlium wisc or virtu-
ous, nnd now,
most piopcrly, will thc
world scourgo him for his icnorance.
And thus, bccausc man, aud man alonc
can with icy hcart ncglcct his little oncs
can leavc thcm iu world's sancly dcscit
to crawl into lifc as bcst thoy may bc
causc Lord de Bowcllcss can sufl'er his
naturalbaby to bc swaddlcd in a work
houso, to cat the pap of paupcr laws
to lcarn as it grows nothing but thc rcudi-
cst mcans oi satisiying its piiysical m-
tiucts bccausc his lordslnp can Ict his
own boy sncak, nnd wmd, and hlch
Ihrough lifu, cnding the life the pccr did
him the dccp wrong to bcstow upon him
in dccpest ignoniiny, bccausc. forsooth
his lordship is cupablc of all this, hc miibt
iu thu consciousncss ol his own dcpravctl
nnturo, libol tlto parcntal fcclings oftlic
illoctionntc ostrich! Oh, th-.t thc blan-
ler could pcrish nnd for cvcr! Oh, that
I could picrcc the lio lo thc hucrt; wilh a
lcathcr picrcc it, thouch cascd iu thc ar
mour offorty ccniuries!
Agnin, tho ostrich is libclcd for his
gluttony. Eelicvc what is said of him,
nnd you woultl nut trust lum cvcn m the
roval siahlcj, lcst hc shotild dcvour llic
vcry shocs from thc fcct of thc horscs.
hy, thc ostrich ought to bc takcn as thu
onc cmblcm ol tumpcraiicc. lic livcs
and Ilourishcs iu tho dcscrt; his choiccst
fuod a biitcr. spikcy shriib, with a few
stoncs how rarcly can hc find iron, how
icw tno wnitc uays in wincli tlic poor os-
liich can, in Arabia Pctnva, havo thc
u.Miry ol'a ten-pcnny nail to scason, as
with salt, his vcgelablc dict! And yct
coinmon councilnnn 1'rawns, with faco
Dtirplc as thc purnle
;rapu, will call llic
''or how many ccnturics dit' thc stately
ainh, thc clephant, uiovc nhoutl thc
earth, mnnkind all Iho whilc rosolutely
dcnying to him the nalural joiuts of his
s! L'oor icllow! nllhough thousands
and thousunds oftimcshc must have knclt
befurc mcn going upon his knccs that
his ridermight tell thu truth ofhim thcy
nevcithclcss rcfuscd to him thc powcr of
bciidinr. Lut thc elcpliant has bccomi;
travellcr has condcscendcd to cat
cakes at a fair has shown thc combincd
huinility iiiagnaniinily oflns naturc, by
going on his marrow-boues on the hoards
of a play-housc and the world has at
lcngth pnsscd a truthful scntenco upon
him at lcngth thc clephant has joints!
I havc cndcavourcd, fccbly onough 1
know, to vindicatc thc characlcr of ihc
maligncd oitrich. Lcl that pass iny
purposc iu tho following chnptcrs is to tell
what I havc sccn in my evcntful, evcr
shifting exislcnce, :i9 a fcnthci' among
mcn. An Ostrich lcathcr! Consider
my mutntions; nnd givc courteous carto
mv Aiuuv.w. i.v i'.ngi.an'd; 3i v visrr to
SIIADIIACII JACOIIS', OI'' TUI'. .Ml.VORII'.S.
Mv voyngc fvom thc Capc Inthc poit
of London I would fain pass with thc l'cw
cst words, 1 had nt lcast this cousolation
I was an unwilling travellcr. Othcr
wisc, I had dcscrvcd all the miscries of
ship-board tho darkncss, tho fctor, thc
hubbub nnd violcncc of thc prison. 1
havc somc pily for any that in its ingor
ancc of sall-water first trusts itsclfto
its mercics; but iiouc (or thc food that
vcnlurosi twicc. Thcrc may bo somc
Edcn-like jpols cvcn in a coal-mine; but
tho hold of a ship iigh!
I rcmcmbcr buing oncc prcscnt at a
pnrty oftlic 13ishop of Eato'thclands.
I'ho convcrsalion turncd upon tho boun
lifulnoss oftlic sca.ordaincd.us itassurcd-
ly was, for tho facile commuiiicntion of
man wilh man. Poor simplctons! It is
niy inhcrcnt failh that thc ocuau was c.
prcssly crcatcd to kccp nntions ns inuch
ns possiblc scparntc;but that thc couragc
ous wickedness ofinan hns sctnt nouglit
thc bcnevolcnt dcsign of Naturn, nnd lo
her nstonishtncnt has triumphcd in tho
vcry tecih of seii-Bicknnss. Nay, havo 1
not on in y side tho wisdom of law-makors?
For wcro' thcy not of my faith, would thcy
tnx silks and pcppcr? On tho contrnry,
would thcy not tako to thcir bosoms thc
advcnlurous mcn who arc tosscd to and
from thc far East for rnro commodities to
clothlho linihs, nnd licklc tho jpnlatcs of
thcir fellow-bipcds! And what is the fact?
yhy lcgislation, as u chcclc to thc pre
sumption ofinan, makcs liiin iu a htin
drcd difi'ercnt inodcs pay for tho tcmeri
ty. Thc sca was intcnded to kcnp pco-
tho I'owor of tho I'ooplo.
ple to ihcnifcIvcH; hut thc human lioart
is wicked, and men bcciunc sliiphuildcrs.
Jct mo hcre ttdvisc the rcador of onc of
my Dcscttiiig Juulls. I am now nnd thcn
npt to givo up thu thrcnd of a iiarrativc,
llint I may run uflor soino bultorylly
thought stnvting up bcforo inc: howcvcr,
if tho roadcr havc paticnco, hc will find
that I always rolurn to my story. If hc
Imvo not, Ict him mako clcar tho his
tory aud utility of tho Pyramids, nnd at
oncc lay down thc I'eathcry tnlo bcforo
him. J am coiiscious of this infirmity of
itium iiuoiuic cnu-ciint. uoiisuler.how
cvor.the projudiccs of my carly edticaiion.
Cousidcr tho timuoflifcat which I was
takfin to court consider tho sociutv n-
midst which 1 nassed mv whitcst dava.
and you will nardon thc sniall-lnllc nftliU
my forlorn, raggcd, inortificd old agc.
Ilowever, to bcgin thc hislory of mv
advcnturcs in mcrry, niiscrablc Enrland':
i lounu inyseu llio propcrty
i t i .....
third mato oftho Junilcr, who had
chascd inc, wilh othcr of my companions,
oi a iv.tiiur, wi- ;i iwisi oi a pig-taii; mv
new mattcr rcjoicing hiinsclf cxccediiigly
at the cultivatod intcllect which cnablcd
him to tnck tho savngc. IIo ncvcr, 1
am ccrtain, fclt so mtich of an Englisman
as whcn ho had fobbed tho Ilotluntot.
Jnck Lipscoinb, for so.was my new mas
lcr namcd, combincd in his naturc at
lcnst so ho thought all thc courngc of
thc sailor.with the prudcncc and forcsight
ol'lho expcricnccd merchant. Wilh this
bclicf hchad thc dcepcst contempt for
cvcry man of cvory nation, save of Eng-
luud. IIc bclicvcd that the blcssings of
arithmctiii wcro wholly confincd to his
own bclovcd country and hcr dnrling sous
hcncc, in his sinall Irnflic with Chincse,
Malay nnd Hottenlot, hc would insist that
two and two rnado sevcn, nvc and seven
fiftccn or twcnty, as hc might fccl it
convcnicut to arrangc thc figurcs. In a
word, hc considcred cvery foreigncr to
hc produced by bcnevolcnt naturc for thu
ono purposc lo bcstow prolil and pleas-
uro on u Iri'eljorn Unton. Jt was this
consciousncss of superiority that made
him vote himself 'honcst Jack Lipscoinb'
a man as was above a lic, nnd didn't
curo who know it. Ilc'd no dcceit in
liiin, nol hc: no ho ncvcr did nothing
that hc nccd hido from nobody.' It wjs
doubtlcss, this fine pi inciplc that induccd
thc ingcnunui) snilor to pack mysclf and
soino sixtecn conipanions bctwccn his
shirt andjacket erc hc quittcd tho Docks.
Uoubtless, thcro was no need of such nn
aiTangcincnt, no othcr than tho whim, thc
cnpricc of honcst Jack lipscomb.
On lcaving thc Docks, Jack took his
way tovyards tho Minoi ies; and in a short
tiinc smotc thc hospitable door of an au-
cicnl Ilchrcw.knowii among his people as
Shadrach Jacubs, and still inore fiimil
iurly rccoguizcd by his intimntcs as 'old
Flufiy.' Shadrach was a dcalcr in thc
pomps and vanitics of lifc, turning thc
honcst pcnny by such ccunmoditics. aud
slill bcnevolcntly deploring thcir exis
tencc. IIc would cmploy an hour, pcr
suadinir a pnor wcnch that ear-rincs of
vcry fpicstionablo motal wcro of thc
purest nro, pockct tho girl's qunrtcr 's
wagcs for tho small comincrcial dcccit,
and thcn sigh for thc promiscd iiinoccnec
the puic fulicity of the New Jcrusalum.
This was thc tradcsman who, for the past
lour voyacrf.liad puryliascd thc mcrchan-
dizo of honc, kitowing Jack Lispcomb.
vcll! lfil isn t Mr Lispcomb il 1
didn't drcnm on you last night Ifldind't
drcam you was come homc, captain,
don't nevcr bcliove inc, that's all!' Such
was thc salutation of thc Hcbrcw dealor,
is Jack stood rovualcd at thc duor-stcp.
'This vav. Mr Lisncomb this vav:i and
old l''liiH'y flultercd down the p..ssago,and
lnounted thc narrow staircaso, shaking at
lcast twcnty ycnrs from his ln-'cls, with
thc cxncctation ofsuddcn jrain. Jack
was spccdily conductud into thc Jcw's
room, cramiucd aud iittcrcd as it was with
cxotic producc. Shclls, feathcrs, birds,
barnboo-sticks, Indian hainmocks, war-
swords, canoo-paddlcs, with half-a-dozen
scrcaming parrots and niacaws, curichcd
tho coinmeicial sanctuary oftho Hobrcw,
'If I didn t drcam you was captain, Mr
Lipscoinb!' repcatcd thc Jcw as Jack
dropcd hnnselt upon a chair.
'Captain! cncd Jack, allccting a con
tempt for such vain dignity.
'Vcll, thcn, lirst-mate,' said tho Jcw,
as lliough his drcam coinprchendcd cvcn
thc sccond rank.
Uh!' ciied Jack, 'a prctsy lirst-niatc
wc ve got ycs, a good un, lic is just.
knows a bowsprit from a umbrclla, and
'Bless tnc! vull!' sighcd thc Jcw, and
thcn rubbing his hnnds, hc turncd him
self towards Jack, and with an nd'cctcd
look of auxifcty, said, 'In cour.o, Mr
Lipscoinb, you conies bnck sccond?'
'1 tell you what old I'lully,' said Jack
stuug by thc fceling of uiircwardcd pcr
sonul incrit, 'I tell you what I'm just
what I was honcst Jnck Lipscoinb
third inatc of the Jupitcr, nnd l'd likc
you to show mc a moic ctraight fonvardor
lionestcr, clcvcrnr icllow!'
'11a! it would tlo good th iny cycs to
scc him as could,' said Shadrach; and
then, in a tonc of syinpathy, 'only third
inatc vcll, this is a vorld, to besure!'
Ilaving thus delivurcd himsclf,Mr Jacabs
proccedcd to thc first btisincss of his life;
nainely, to busincss itsclf. IIo had
thought it mcrcly prtidont to lenrn tho
condition of his old ucquaiiitnnco, whcth
itnprovcd or not sincc thcy last nict.
Tlns, it must bc owncd on tho part ol tho
Jcw, wasrcally rospcclful to
I tho abstract, for if Mr Lipscoinb werc
Captain Lipscomb, Mr -Jacbbs, ol courio
lcncw too wcll what was due to rank, to
oll'er to a coinmaudcr, or eveu to a first
or sccond inatc, that which in thc tradcr's
v " '
own opinioiijwas morcly duc to tho third.
'Vcll.nud vot havc you brouL'ht iis.Jnck?'
askcd thc Jcw, with tho old 1'amiliarity
an old friond.
'Iu tho first plaoo,' answcrcd thc sail
or, icaincrs;' unu lio prouucctl mc.
l'oatiiors, vcll, I don't know,' muscd
tho Jcw, 'as for foathcr3, Jack, thcy're
(tnu'n if, nrifliiri rIM.
down to notlun'. Thcro's no vondcr tho
vorld's vot il is, for fcathors is rpjiic gono
out. Look at thum shelvcs, thcrc; look
at thcm boxcs all full not sold a fuath-
cr this six
months. 1 don't know vot'a
come lo pcoplc. Somc say it's cdication
I don't know; if it is, it qught to hc
put duwu, lor it makcs thc lcathcr trad
noihin noihin' nothin'.' Thus spoke
the Jcw, liis voicc doepcnmg on each
thc last llircc words. until hc sounded
what secincd thc vcry bass-string of dcs
Jndced, thc Jcw and tho snilor miirht
havo mado a picturo. Shadrach had,
his youth, rejoiced in luxurinnt locks of
moro than guldcn: thcv werc, iu the in
tcnsc signilication of thc phrase,rcd gold
llicse. iu thu stoims ol lilc, had bccom
thickly speckcd wilh gray and white; yct
rcinained thcrc a dcpartirig ray among
thcm to nidicate thc glory that was pasf
biiauracu's lacc was lean and pomtcd
his cycs oiiick. and. ns at timcs thcv
sccmcd, trembling with cxccss of light
a hght rellccted as Irom gumcns. IJis
nose was boldly bowed, indicating thc
truc son of Isracl; nnd whilst tho corricrs
of his uppcr lip werc twitchcd by muscu
lar cniotion f how inystcnously is fash
loned thc civihzcd man whcn thcrc is
conncctiou bctwccn thc seittof thc pocl
ct and the scat of tho mouth) cmotion
duc hoinagc to the spirit of gain, his un
der lip hting down, lapped over with the
wcight nf responsibility, or scnsuaiity,
cannot herc dccidu.IIis shaip facc,(juicli
cye, laded yellow hair, nnu urdcnt ccm
plexion, gavc lum to the eyc of fancy.the
visagc of an old fo.,grown vcncrably gray
on thc blood of atolcn gecse. Aud thus
Shadrach sat and uazcd at Jack Lips
And Jack rcccivcd thc looks oftlic Jcw
with thc st.'ihvart ninnner of a IiritUh tai
chcwing thc while that sweetcst condi-
ment pigtail tobacco?
am solil to llic Jcw. Jlirium thc tcuipl
rcss. Thc Fitmiltj- Wntch.
Thcrc was n pnuse of somc two or thrc;
uimutcs; Jack Lipscomb full y npprchcnd.
ing the purposc of Shadrach .Incobs, yct
at the sanie time fceling somcwhat huinil
ialcd by the consciousncss of his inferi-
oritv to thc Jcw. How had JacU m his
innurmobt hcart crowed and triumphcd nt
the hnrd barcain which had madc mc his
propcrty! With what prolbund contempt
had hc conteinplnted thc intcllcctual Je'
redation of thc Kaffcr who sold inc.lrickcd,
cheatcd, as thc poor savagc had bccn, by
thc mixcd lyina aud bullying of the sailor.
Such had bccn Jack'a emolioiis; but ns he
sat, and silently chcwing, gazcd nt thc
Jew, he hnll-seemcd to hnnselt to cliangc
his condition'wilh thc barharian he had
gulled he lclt, in its fullcst force, thc su
prcmaoy of tho Jcw; he shrauk bcncnth
the iiilluencc of a stibtlcr nature. 1 hns,
Jnck Lipbcomb rcinained dor2edly silcnt
and thus the Jew was at lcngth com
pellcd to bc a talker.
'I tell you, Jack, feathcrs is nothin.'
If, now, you'vc a little bng of gold duit,
or any nicknaek of that sort vcll, you
hav'u't. Vcll, vcll more's the pily, Mr
'Thcn wc sha'n't dcal ch? askcd Jack
sulkily, and throwiug a aignificnnt glancc
towards the door. 'Vcll, thcro's Jiarney
Anron yct that's one comfort.'
'Vcll, I didn't think itofyou, Jnck; to
thrcntcn mc with that sarpent that dis
graco to the syuagogue. Vot if fenthcrs is
n drug, do you think, Lipscoinb, that I'd
let you he robbed? Vy, I should think
the roof would fall upon me if I Ict you
go out of this housc to be chcaled.'
'Humph! I don't know,' said.J.ick, a
little mollificd 'pcrhaps you nr'n't the
worst oftlic sliarks.'
'I vish I ros jes, Mr Lipscomb, I vish
I vos,' said the Jew, carnc-tly, 'for thcn
I i-liouldn't bc thc bcggar vot I am. Ila!
this is a vorld! Vcll, vcll, ve must fikc il
as it is till thc bcltcr ono coincs.'
'lu course,' rcspondcd Jack, philosoph
ically; and then counling my companions
aud mysclf bcforo the Jcw, hc askcd, 'how
inuch for thc lot!'
'1 don't know vot to do vith'cni,' an
swcrcd Shatli-ach, dcspoiuiinjily, looking
down upon us, and sighing dcoply. As
I'm an honcst man, I shall only kcep 'cm,'
for thc inoths. Vot moncy have you iu
your pockct, Jack?'
'.Suinctliiug witltiu hail ol livc pouncis,
rcplicd thc !nilor. 1
Vcll, lot me scc, vun, two, tlirce,
ycs, fourtLVn fealhcrf '
Sfvcntncn, you grifiiu,' growled Jaok.
'Vcll, vcll 1 didn't see; vcn you have
lookeil upon thc vickctlncss of tlic world
as long as I havc, Mr Lipscomb, you'll
havc somc fecliii" for an old man's cycs.
Let mc sce, six no, ycs scvcntccn
vcll. scvcnlccn fenthcrs, nnd you'vo got
sevon pouiid iu your pockct!
'l'our pound' lilteen slullug",
' said Jack
Nowthnll I tnll you what
ihnu!7ht of Mr Lipscomb? 1'vc
to myself, vot a pity it vos that a mau likc
you, Lipscoinb, didn't show thc facc you
otioht to tlic vorld.'
'What do vou incan, Mr Jncobs?' askcd
Jack, vcry scriously.
'Vy, you sce,' coutinucd tho Jcw, in his
blandcst mannpr, suiiling upon the sailor
as nn cpicdrc smiles upoli a dish he
purpobes vcry plcasantly to incoiporatt iu
NUJlIiEIl 250. j
liis syntem-r-'vy you scc, vot dnes it go for
il you rc thc best snilor aa over, siviiin ilu.
nionustestjovinlesl, goodlookingcnt ynung
mnii us ever, von inc viuk ol a wirtiuma
young voinan voi docs nll yotir goodncss
go for vith llio vorhl, if you don't vcur a
Jnck Lipscoinb, wilh inorcu!iiig gmvity,
sawcd thu bnck of his hnnd ucrons hiteliin,
and lcoking uptiii thc fioor, sennicd ns if
thc iiitcrrogniive of llio Jcw hail nwnk
cned n dorninnt fceling of vnnity liud, in
n momeni,so!vcd lo his cnlirc onti.sfiiclion
a great social myMery. '1 don't know if
you nr'n't riglu,' snid Jnck, nfier n pause.
'As thc vorld gocs for it's madc nf
waniiy, Jack a inau's nolliin vilhout a
'Thcrc may bc soinclliing in il,'ngrccd
of 1 tlic snilor.
Tm nn old man, my tcar fricnd, nnd
- 1 know ihe vorld vith nll its crookcd bits.nnd
nnsty Diois, nnu J tallc to vou, Jack, likc
my mvn (lcsh and hlood.
'Conic, avnst iherc!' cxclaimcd Jack,
suddcnly; 'none o'thnl 1 nui a christinn,
nnd lovcu pork.'
'To hc surc, vy not!' answcred the lew,
in no way disconccricd; ho thcn rctunicd
! to llio cliarge. 'I talk to you as l'd talk
i to my own son, and if it vos the last worda
I had to speak, l'd say. Jack Lipscornb.
dojus'.ico to ynurself and get a votch.'
'Advico is plcntiful as sprats,' said thc
sailor. 'Any fool can say, get a wntch;
but hc isn't such a fool, who hIiows how
it's to be done.'
'My tcar fricnd,' said the Jew. 'vait a
miiiute.' Shadrach thcn uiilockcd a draw
er, nnd laking from il a large mctnl wiilch,
cxposcd ii, with a light latigh, to the snil
or. 'It's a big un,' said Jack Lipscomb,
'It's a heaulv,' cxclaimcd tho Jcw; 'but
you hnsu't sccn half, Jack, look hcrc'
Mi.draih then wound up the watch, and
the picturc of a ship fixod ih the dial-plalo
was sct in uiotion, rocking very rcculurly
over grass-green billows, undcr which was
wrillen the legnnd ',bii la hjv.
'Shc cnrrics n cood dcal of canvas for
such a sca,' said thc snilor, g'awcing at
the toy with a purely profcssional eyc.
lotjcsurc vonts nothin, answcrcd
tho Jew, casting his gleaining looks in thc
wcalher-bcaten facc of the doomcd pur-
'Ilumph! I wondcr how lonr' thcm slnd-
ding'sail booms wolild sland in n trouth of
the sca like that? Thcy'd tnnp likc clav-
pides; if thcy wouldn't, I'm'
iNover mnid, mv tcar fricnd. cncd tho
lew quickly, 'sixpcnes will paint it out.
Vcll, vot do iou say to lliat, Jnck?' askcd
Shadrach, now holding the watch to thc
snilor's pycs, now withdrawing it, and
uoiv turuiiig it in his hnnd, as lliough he
ht'ld a tnagic mirror to d.rzzlc and con
found the 'ooker's scnscs. 'Vot do you say
to that, Jack?'
Jack spoke to thc Jcw's understnndiil'r
a whoe volume; alheit he really uitcreu
not a word. I'or ho slowly wiped his lips
with thc cud of his jacket, the whilc he
gazcd nt thc cronometcr; ngain he wiped
nwnv, what to the Jew sccmcd thc water
rising to thc sailor's mouth, brought thiih-
cr by strong dcsirc of makiug that watch
For six pound with thcm feathcrs,'
and hcrc the Jcw thrcw an aflected look
of contempt upon myself nnd companions
prosiratc at his leet, 'the voch shall be
'is it gold?' ;,skcd Jack.
'Vol! vell!' exclaimcd thc Jcw, nnd hc
idvanccd two indignnnt sieps towards tho
drawcr, as if about to consiun thc wntch
forever to its keeping thcn pauscd, and
loking sorrow lully up into thc Lce of
lack Lipscomb, askcd him.iii most pathct-
ic tones, 'vot hc thoiii'ht ol hini!
'No ofiencc, I hopc,' said Jack Lips
'As if I'd sell my bcst friend any thing
bul the vcry beat gold. Ila.' Mr Lipscomb,
you don't know me no, you don't; you'vc
cut mc clean to the hcart; hut to show you
I bcar3 no malicc, J 11 tnkc nll thc moncy
you hnve for llic votch '
H iihotit the lcathert! askcd thc snilor.
No, my tear fricnd, with the feathcrs;
though they'rc of no usc to inc quitu
nonc, slill, lor principlc, my tcnr fricnd I
must havc ihc fcnihers.'
Jack turned his tobacco in his mouth,
looked at the watch, as thc cameleon fixcs
fly, erc, wilh its long ihrcad of n tongue
o consigns it to his jaus, ihcn.throwing
forth his right hand, seized l lic timcniece,
aliuost immcdiaicly cinptying his pockct of
four ootinds, fiftccn shillinrjs.
You'vc a bargain, Mr Lipscomb, you've
vcll, bless my heart, don't go,' said
le Jew, as the knockcr smoie thc strcct
door, 'it's only an old acriuaintance of
your n, my oaugtiter Mirianv
bayuig this the Jcw quiteil thc chamucr,
and in two rniiiutca from his departure,
Mirinm, a morc than plump Jcwess, with
vnst bhck cycs,a profusion of black hair
n very tiet for snilor s hcarls), largc rosy
hpsshowiiiL' cvcry onc of her brilliant white
lcrth, and hcr massivc face polished over
iih smiles, swnm into the room.
l'oor Jack Lipscomb!
This may bc a proper placc to obscrvfc
that a scnliiiipntal alfcction had, for thrcc
past voyage3, grown up bctwccn Jack
Lipscomb and Miriam Jacobs. lf, how
cvcr, it was nol strictly bctwccn thcm,
twas all the samc Jack thought it was.
Therc was, unfortunatcly, what at first
promiscd to bc nn inseparablo bar to tho
happitipss of mnlfimony nainely, the re-
cioii of ftliriam; Jack sliclnng lur n,
most lusiily.that his wil'e must bc like hiin-
clf, cvcry inch a Lhnstian.
Hn! Miriam, what a pity it is you re a
Icw?' This was wunt to be thc hcqiicnt
coinplnint of the orthodox J.T'k ; nnd nt
ngih Miriam, workcil upon hy her lovcr s
iiffcction for surc wc are his innuy prcs-
cnls had nothihg 10 do with it promiscd,
iflcr a lair cxercisc ofthought on thb sub-
jcct, to givc up the synngoguc.
Miriam Jncobs nnd Jack Lipscomb nro
ingcthcr. Shall I bctrny thc language ol
lovers? I will not. I will cohtent niysolf,
and 1 trust the reader toh, by ttating ihnt
Miriam (having sccn the watch) promisrd
to bccomc a christiati wil'c in a wecits time:
iu tokcn of which protnise, shc reccivpd
saiil watch as a gift ol her expcctant hu
band. . ' ,
Jnck Lipscoinb, nothing the bntl.ef., for
thc alcuhol sold trt the .Miuuries, 'tpiitted