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II . BELJL,....Editor and Proprietor.
MIDDLEBURY, VT. DECE.MBER 14, 1841.
VOLUME VI, NUMBER 32.
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No papen dUcontinucd until arrcaracs are pald, cxccDt at the
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LAWS OF VERMONT.
17 An Act in addition lo tlie'several acts regu-
Jating and governing he Militia of tliis
ll u hereby enacled ly the Gencral Jlssemblvof
uwku r cnnuni, as lonows:
Sec. 1. The 26lh article nf section 1 of chap
ter 9, and th- 3d, 4tli, 5th, Gih and 7th sectiens
nfchaplqr llthof an act regu'atinsr and gov
erning the militia of this 51316,'' passed Nov. 1.
1B37, together with so much of chapter 8 of tlie
same nci, as prnvides Jor paying officers, non
commissioned officers and uiusicians, for atiend-
ing regimental drills, together wiih section 5 of
cnapier a ot an act passcd Nov. 1, 1837, be and
thcy are hereby repcaled.
Sec. 2. The mede of proceeiling in tlie col
hiction of the fine3 specified by tlie 14th, 15th,
J6ih, lSlh, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22.1 articlcs of
section 1 of chapter 9 of the act of Nov. 1, 1837,
and all fines and fbrfeitures to bc paid by nnn
commissioned fffiicrrs, rnusicians and pnvates,
when no other mode of collectitig the same is
pointed out by law, shall be as I'ollows : Eacli j
non-comminsioned officer, musician and privnte,
wuo shall beliable to a Cne, or who shall have!
forfeitej any sum of money sct oraffixed to any 1
default, or offence menlioned in the several acls
regulating and governing ihc mililia of ihisstate,
shall be alloived twelve days from tlie time ol
s'lch Ibifeiture, to make hi? ex-ue to ihe captain
or coinmandinir oflic-er of ihe company to which
he may belong, wnich excuse shall be in wriiing
and siiijd bv the applicant; and it shall be the
dtily of such captain orcommanding officer, wilh
in len dnys after tiie time has cxpired in which
bU'-h cxcus;s are ii) be made, to make and trans
mit to ihe qUaner-master of his regimcr.t a de
tailcd report ol each ca?e of fine or forfeiture
which I.as occurrpd in bis compiny, wliere no
t-xcu-e has becn r. ndered, and ofthnse wliere he
lia3 dccmcil the exi U'e rendered as insuflicient :
And on the receipt of any such repoit, the said
'uarlcr-master may pncced and collecl all such
fincs and forfeitures, against the several delin
iutnts iherein men ioned, by oction of leht
f'jundcd on thisstatute before any justicc of the
peacc of the couniy where such delinquenl re
sides, compeient by law to trv the same, which
auits shall be in the na.ue of the quartcr-master.
in hia nlficial character. and in their commcnce
mcnt and prosecuti.in shall be Ireated as civil
suits, and shall alHie brou;ht in the town ivhere
the dclinrpjrnt reides.
Sec. 3. In the trial of all such suits. cither
p-rsy shall be enlitled tn a trial by Jury. liut no
appeal shall be nllowed ; and when the proecu
tor recoveri, he shall tecover full costs; hut in
case the dflinquent is aquitted, he sla II rccover
his costs against th pritecutiir. unli-ss it shall
appear that such delinrjucftt neglected to render
liis cxcu--e in writins tn the captain or command
t'ng ..ffieer, as hrrein bifiire provided, in which
casn he shall recovcr no cost; in such case, un
less such delitiqtiertt Khall satisfy the justice before
whom such case is tned that he was in no fnult
in not rendeiina; such cxcue, it shall be the duty
of said justice to tax the costs of said prosecu
tiiiii against said delinquent, and issue exccutinn
therefor, anything in ny laVv to the contrary
Sec. 4. In al! cases vhere judgment shall be
itndered aaainst such quarter-mastcr, or where
the dclinqient shall, by the Justice who tries the
suit, he cxcuscd from paying costs, the jmtice
sliall t-x tl.eJesal costs of said prnsecutor, and
give him a certified copy of the same, whicli bills
of costs to;etl:er, wilh such as may he recovcred
ngainst said quiiter-mribter, he is liereby d-rerted
lo pay out of any mnnies he may coller.t from dc-lii-q-.iants
for anv of the saiil fines or furfei'tures.
Sec. 5. It shall be the duiy of ench quarter
master of tiie several letrimcntj in ihis state, on or
befo-e the fjrstday of Oclober annually, lo make
and transmil a relurn, veiified by his oalh. to the
quar'er-master-general, containing ihe following
panicu'nrs, to wit:
lst. The name of each delinquent ngainst
whom he commenced a suit tbe preccding year;
the event of such suit ; what sum as fine or pen
alty, and what as costs was rerovered by him
against said delinquent, or what said delinquent
recover- d against him, whn was excused with
out costs, and who paid cosis, though no fine or
forfeiture was recovered.
2d. The name of each such case where he has
collected the money on the judgment inhisfavor,
an'd each one where such judgment is nnt collect
ed, and Ihe reason why; and also state the amount
of money by him paid lo any delinquent who has
recovered judgment against him, and the true
balance of money arising from all such cases, in
his hands, belnnging to the State, or the balance
Iue him over what he has collected.
3J. A full statement of all the public militarv
propertv bclonging to his regiment on the firs't
day of Septcmber previous ; alsoof all monies in
his hinds, derived from any other sources than
those mcntioned in the lst and 2d particulars
above, or which he may have had in his hands,
during the last preceedinj? year and each dis
bursemeut by him made, and for what puipnses.
frnm said monies ; especiaily stating whit musi
a instrumcnts have been" purchased and the
amount paid fnr each.
Which return the quarter-master-general shall
preserre in his office and any neglect of any
regimental quatier-master, totnake the relurn by
this aclrequired, shall.be a breach ofhis ofSctal
Sec. 6. In all. actions brought upon this stat
ute, thc writs shall run against the body of the
delinquent, and in each execution issued on a
judgment recovered against such delinquent, the
juitice sining it shall cerlify that the judgment
was isndered in a 6uit brought to recover a fine
Sec. 7. The quarter-master-general is hereby
authorized to draw an order on the treasurer of
this State, m favor of any regiruenUl quarter
master. fot any balance which he may have been
eompelled to pay over what he has c.illected, or
with due diligence might have collected on judg
ments iecovered, in his proseeutions under this
act for fines and prnaltics.
Approvei Nov. II, 1S4I.
13 An act, tolimitthe the time fnr militia offi
cers to make their return to town clerks.
ll it hereby tnacled by the General Jlssanbiy of
Ihe State of Vermont, That the several com
mandants of companies shall bcrequired tomake
the return now iequired by Jaw to be made, to
the town clerks in the monlh ofJune annually.
Approved Nov. II, 1641.
19 An act in amendment of an act entiiled 'an
act in relation to highways.
Itis hereby enacled by the General Jlssembly of
the Slale of Vermont, That the notice nquired by
the act entiiled "anact m relation to highwavs,"
approved October twenty-sixth one "thousand
tyht hundred and forty, may be s'gned by any
person in this State.
Approved Nov. 11 1841.
20 An Act in addition to chapler21 of the Re-
I'. is hereby enacled bylhe General Jlssembbjof
the Slale of Vermont, as follows :
That fnr the purpose of keeping ihe highways
and bridges m repair, the seveial towns in this
state al their annual March meetinr. or at anv
otherlegally wamfd meeting for that purpose,
may raise by vote a tax of such a per eent on tlie
grana ust ot sucn town as such meeting may
think necessary, m addition to what is now as
sessed by ihe selectmen, to be paid in labor and
expended in theteveralliighway dislricts of such
lo"wn undcr the direction ol the surveyors of such
Provided, Tlnt if, in ihe judgment ol thc
selectmen iif the town, any of the several high
way districts of such town shall not rcquire the
whole amount of the tax accruing from the grand
list of the district to be expeided within itsJim
its. it shall be appropriated in any part of such
town where the selectmen shal! direct.
Approved Nov. 9, 1841.
21 An Act to pruvide for the receipt of the
proceeds of the sales of thc Public Lands.
ll i: hereby enacled by the General Jluembly of
ineisiaieoj ycrmonl, aslolloivs :
The Treasurer of this State is hereby auihnri
zed li reccive from the Sccretaiy of the Treasury
of ihe United Staies, all the money whicb isdi
lected to be divided with the Slale of Vermont,
by virlueof the provisiuns of an art entiiled "an
act lo appropriate ihe proceeds of the sales of tlie
I'uDiic L,ands and to grar.t pre-pniptjon nghts, '
passcd by the Congress of ihe United Staies at
the session therenl'now last pat past, and approv
ed by tlie President on tbe l'ourth daynf Septem
ber, anuo Doinint one thousand eight hundred
and forty-one ; and the said Treasurer of this
State ts hereby directed and empowered to exe
cu'c and dehver to the said Secreinry of the
Tiensury ofjhe United States, and cive raceipts
for saiil money, oi such other cvidence as the
said Sectelary of the Treasury may requirc.
Appmved Nov. 11, 1841.
22 An Aci for the reiief ofthe Insane Poor.
His hereby enacledby the General Jlssanbiy of
incniaieoj yermoni, as tollows:
Sec. I. A ium not excecdinn ,wo 'housand
dollars may be annually draivn from the treasury
of this State by the board of comnii3sionrs for
ihe instrurtion ol tln- dei.f, duinb and blind, to be
appropriated for the beneht of the insane poor of
ilns stale, agn-eahly 10 ihe proviMons ul 1I113 act.
Sec. 2. Tlie board of civil authonty in cah
town shall ascertain and cerlify to the counly
c'crk, on or before ihe firsl day of Fbruarv an
nually, the numbci of insane persons in "such
town, their respcciive ages. condition and cir
cumstances, how long they iray have been in
san?, what attempis have been made to reitore
theni to reason, and wheiher, in the opinion of
such boara, such insane persons are proprr objectf
ofthe charily of this State, and whctlur their
present guardians orfriends are willing that ihey
should become beneficiaiics at the Veimont Asy
lum for ihe Insane, under thc piormons of this
Sec. 3. Each county clerk shall make return lo
said comtnUsioner.'', before thefirst day of March
in each year, of all ihe informaliou so received
from the several boards of civil autlurity in his
Sec. 4. The said heard ofcoinmisioners shall
have power toapprobatc and designate beneficin
riesas albrcsaid, lo dr.nv orders on ihe treasury
for any parl ofthe appropriation provided in thc
first section. and lo nllow all or any pirl of the
expens"s of thir conveyance to and support in
the Vermont Asylum lor thc Insane, for such
term of time as said conunissioners shali deem
Sec. 5. Thc board of crimmissloners sliall
make an annual report to the Govcrnor, by'lhe
second Thursday of October, of their procafcdings
heiein, with an account of thc rxpenditures in
curred by theni in thc diichargc of their said du
tie. Sec. G. Ench commissioncr shall be entiiled
to reccive from the state treasury, under the or
der ofthe auditorofaccounls, two dollars per day
and his reasonable expenses, for all the time in
which he shall be actuallv engaged in the dis
charge ofthe duties herein enjoincd.
Ap,.ioved Nov. 3, 1841.
23 An Act, providing for the nnion of school
is hereby enacled by the General Jlssembly of
the Slale of Vermant, as follows :
Sec. 1. Any two or more contiuous school
districts in this 'State may associtite together and
form a union district, for ihe purpose of mainlain
inga union school, to be kept'for ihebenefit ofthe
older childten of such associated districts, if the
inhabilantsofeach of such districts shall, atlegal
meetings called for that purppse, agree to form
such union by a vote of two thirds ofthe legal vo-
terj thereol preent at sucn meetings.
Sec. 2. Eery unioD di'trict thus formed shall
be a body corporate, with the corporate powers of
other school districts, in relation to prosccuting
and defending suits at law, and holding real and
personal propeity; and shall be called by such
name as said district atits first meeting shall de
termine. Sec. 3. The first meeting of such union dis
trict shall be called in such manner, andat sui.li
time and place as may be agrted upon by the as
sociated districts respectively, by a vote ofthe,
same, at the time of forming such union ; and the
union district may from lime thereafter prescribe
the mode of calling and warning the meetinas
thereof, in like manner as other school districts
may do, and may alsodetermine at what time its
annual meetings shall be held.
Sec. 4. Such union district at the first meeting
thereof, shjll choose by ballot a clerk, who shall
perforra the. same duties as are prescribed in rela
tion to Ihe clerks of other school distiicts and 1
shall hold his office unlil another sha'l be chosen
in his stead.
Sec. 5. Such union district may at any legal
meeting called for that purpose, raise moncy for j
erecling, purchasinj, renting or repairing any
building to be used as i school huuse for the union
school aforesaid, and purchasing nr renting land
for the use and accommodation thereof ; also for
purchasing fuel, furniture and other necessary
arficles for the use of said school; and in assess
inc and collectincr a tax or taies for the abovc
)purpotes, the like proceedings shall be had, as are
prescribed by law for other school districts ; said
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nousc snau stand, and in case ihe location tnere-
of should not be so
determined bysaid dislnct,
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r EaiU UIS1I1CI,
me same stiau De reterreu to the selectmen ot tne
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the case of oihei districts. and the said districts.
may choose any committee to carry into efiect
the provisions aforesaid.
Sec. 6. The prudeniial commitlecs ofthe re-
speciivc districts forming the union district shall,
together, form the prudential committee of snid
district, who shall have all the powers, and dis
charge all the duties in relation to said rcliool, and
tbe school houseofsaid district, as are prescribed
to other prudential committees in relation to the
school and school bouses in their respective dis
tricts. Sec. 7. The piudential committee of the
union district shall also delermine the ages and
qualifications of the chililren of the associated
districts who may auend the union school ; and
shall also delermine what propnrlion of the pub
lic money, appropriated for each of the districts
composing ihe union district, shall be appropria
ted and expended in paying the inslructoror in
slructors of the union school ; subjcct hnwe ver, in
both the above cases, and in all other matiers re
lating lo said school, to any votes of said union
district that may bc passed at any legal meeting
Provided hmcever, that ihe schools in each of
the associated districts shaUcontinne tobc main
taincd in the same manner a if this act had nol
Approved Nov. 1, 1841.
24 An Act to repeal part of Chapter niDety of
the Revised Staiutes.
ll is hereby enacled by the General Jlssembly of
the Slale of Vermont, That so much of Chapter
ninely ofthe Revised Staiutes asgivesa bouuly
of twenty-five cents lor every fox killed within
this state is hereby repealed.
Approved Nov. 3, 1841.
An Act in lelation to the State prison.
ll is hereby enacledby the General Jlssembly of
me oiaie oj vermont, oslollows:
Sec. 1. The General Assembly shall annu.ilty
appoint three dircclots of the Sute prisnn, who
shall have a general supervision of all husiness
foncercs of said prison, and whose duty it shall
be ti. visil said prison semi-nnnunlly, and cxam
inc the books and themanagement of the husiness
of the same, with power to direct any alteraiion
in the buiness thcre carried on, which such di
rectors shall consider necessarv.
Sec. 2. When such directors, or a majority of
tiicm, snau iiunk il tor ihe interest ot thc state,
they are hereby authorized to let out, for a term
nol exceeding three years at any one time, lo any
person who will liirelhe same, thc labor of all or
anv parl of the convicts in said prison, in such
mnnner and on such terms as such directors, or
a majrity of them, sliall think most for the in
terest ofthe state.
Sec. 3 The directors shall, nn or before ihe
firs? day of December next, appraise all the pro
perty and effects of ihe piison, at their value in
money. and cause all effects that are not necessa
ry for ihe use of ihe prison and thc business car
ried on there, lo be disposed of in such manner
as they may dccm proper.
Sec. 4. The directors shall, :nnually, on the
first day ot October, repair to tlie State prison at
Windsor and thcre make an inventory of all tlie
property ofthe tate at ihe prison, and appraise
ihesame at their true value in money, and also
examine, adjust and liquidate the accounts ofthe
sui eiintendent of said prison for the year preced
ing, and make full statement thereof, wiih the
inventory ofthe propcriy, to Ihe Govcrnor of this
State, hy the srcond Thuisday of October annu
ally. Such directors, before cnienng upon thc
duties prescribed in the two preceding sections ol
this act, shall be swcn to the faithful discharge
of t1 e same.
Sec. 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsisienl
wiih the provisions ol this act are herehy re
pealed. Sec. 2. This act shall take efiect from and
after it3 passage.
Approved Nov. 10, IS41.
QUANTITV OF MILK.
Several cups have bccn succcssivcly fillcd
whilc milking from onc cow, producing thc
following rcsulls: Incvcry case Ihc quantity
of crcam was found fo incrcasc, in proportion
as tho proccss of milking advanccd ; in dif
fcrent cows, thc proportion varicd, but in tho
grcatcr numbcr thc cxcess of crcam in thc last
cup as compared with thc first, was as 10 to 1;
but, as in somc cases thc diffcrencc was not so
much, a fair avcragc might bc considcred as
10 or 12 to 1. And thc diffcrencc in thc
qualitvof thc two sorts of crcam was no lcas
fstriking, thc cream givcn by thc first drawn
miik bcing thin, white and without consisfence,
whilc that furnishcd by thc last, was thick, but
tcry, and of a rich color. Thc milk rcmain
ing in thc different cups prescntcd similar dif
fcrencc, that which was drawn first bcing vcry
poor, bluc, and having thc appcarancc of milk
and watcr, while that in tho last cup was of a
yellowish hue, rich, and to thc cyes and tastc
rcsemblcd crcam rathcr than milk. It appcars,
thcrcfore, from thcsc cxperimcnts that if, af
ter drawing seven or cight pints from a cow.
half a pint rcmains in the uddcr, not only al-
most as much cream will be Iost, as the seven
or cight pints will furnish, but of such a qual-
ty as gives thc nchcst tastc and color to the
butter. This fact has been corrobarated by
chcmical cxperimcnts, and holds good with
respect to thc milkof all other animals--5i3cA
Thc scason has arrivcd when sheeprequirc
a little of our time and attcntion. If thcsc are
now bestowed with ordinary carc, sheep will
pass through thc wintcr with trifling Ioss and
much to our advantagc. For want of attcn
tion at this season of the year, I have secn
large flocks almost cntirely dcstroyed, whilc
the owncrs blamed their bad luck, but not their
bad managcment. Sheep to do well through
the winter, must be m good condition when
they begin. If they are so, they pass it with
out difficulty ; but if they are poor at this sca
son, good provcnder and a rcgular supply will
not insure tnem wcll through. To sce then
that our sheep have been wcll taken care of
durisg thc summer and fall, is an imporlant
step with thc farmcr ; and which would bc a
great saving both m sheep and fodder. It is
wrong to let them ramble over the fields Iatcr
than about tho first of December, because at
that time thcre is little nutriment in the scanty
hcrbago on whicb. they fecd, and the grass it
solf had bcttcr remain on the stem to protect
it during the frosls and winds of winter, and
preuarc 11 ior an cany ana viporous crowia in
thc SDr;no. . ns ihn sl,nniv , th nn;mai
- - ;,-,. tnr rcat daner
; n i . ... - j
is suiaii ann lnniiTniinos. infire is Frcai aanirer
. , ..'.-. -a,
LiiaL inerR wiii rtD n tn i ino nit in lrs nnsn. wnicn
existcnce it is so ncccssarv it should retain.
Assoonasfhc sheep are brought into tho1 As my objcct is but to give- a spcatnen
yard, the different kinds of lambs, the cwcs r tl , numerous raisfortunes that lnccs
and weathcrs, should bc carefully separatcd, san.u3 bcset me thc momcnt 1 appear in ladies
and kcpt during thc wintcr apart. It is impor- fociety, I shall mcrcly spcak of those that bc
tant that those in thc yard should be as near- feI ,nell.t cy dinner in Pans to which I
Iyofa size as practicable : for by being so. "asimited. rhouCh ladcn with tutroductory
thoro nr nr. ctmr, nnna nmnncr ihom fn lnv letters, I nevcr delivercd another.
thc weaker from the Drofcnder. All will feed
alikc and do well. Thcsc flocks likcwisc,
ought tobcsmall as'wc can convcniently make Madamc O. thc onc that procured for tnc, and
them- It is an invariable rulc that a small a. fnen? who ,came Wlth nlc l.he d,nn,cr ln (lu,cs
flock docs much bcttcr than a largo one, cven , jion 1 Pas? my trcpcdation at the cyerlas
if both, according to their numbcr, are fed c' !nS Pcal with which thc bcll rcspondcd to my
qually wcll tinnd touch. Scarccly could I distinguish the
It ishkewisc necessary to have a scparatc ParJe: au Suhse over thc porter's Iodgc.wherc
yard for old and poor sheep, and if there are probably Swiss ncvcr stood sinco its crcation.
any in thc flock that do well, thev should bc J Pasf b' sevcral m.lnor "l"ndcr.s; such as nsk
removed into what is coraonlv called thc hos- Sllc Prlcr ,0. "irccfusto chambet de
pital. Thesc hospital sheep, "by being few in'"7"1' meamng her drawing room. Suf
numbcr, having a good warm shcd, a shicf of fi.cc losa'' ,,hat ,m,J" If "Cr,Vfc"3 comPan'on'
oatsor a few scrccuings from under thc fan- Y I'and, boldly lcd tho way; that
ningmillonceaday, will soon begin to im. lav,ng travcrsed a good numbcr of courbs and
prove and do wcll. I have had my hospital
shceo in Letter condition, with care, by spring
than any other flock ; and I must say for thc
last thrcoscasons,my sheep wcreinbettercon -
dition when Iturncd them out of mv yardin the
spring, than whn I put them in, in the begin -
ning of thc wintcr.
Sheep ought tobc rathcr sparingly than
mptuously fed, three fimcsa day out ofthe
cks, to prcvcnt them from running over and
trampling on thc hay. As soon as any onc is
- 4? n i. i.nnnn,n ;..!, i.
sccn in tho flock to bccome thin, tt ought to ue
rpjnnvfrl nt oncn to tlie hosoital. where it will
bc bcttcr fcd. If you neglect to do this, soon
it will bc latc, and you will sufTor Inss, for a
sheep onco rcduccd to a ccrlain point cannot
, 1 , r. j. r.
ue rccovcrea. it i, gooa to p -
ding of straw or pine tops if you plcasc ; it in-
vigoratcs their heallli and makes a changc in
their food. They ought all to bc daily water
ed, and if your hay has not been salted they
ou"ht to have a lick of salt occusionally. By
adopting thcso rulcs, you will savo all your
sheep : or you will not loosc more of them
than you would ofthe same number of horscs
and cattlc. They will have no discascs among
them. I have often thought of an observalion
made to me by an expcrienccd wool growcr,
from whom I askcd for mformalion of thc uis
cases of sheep he answercd, "What have you
to do with thc discascs of shccp 1 tako care of
them' and you will have no nced of romcdics.
This obscrvation struck mc as sttange at thc
time, subscquent c.xpcrience has confirmcd
And now, what will thc farmcr gain by keep
ing his shccp wcll! In thc first place he will savc
all his'hay-a fat sheep will not eat as much as a
poor onc. He will savc all his grain ; sheep
in a good condition do not rcquire any. In thc
ncxt place he will savo all his shccp he will
have more and hefter lambs in the spring ; and
in conscquence of it he will have several oun
ccs ofwool more to each shccp: and what is
bcttcr than all thc rcst,he will in the cnd savc
himclf loss and anxicty. The saving will at
Icast bc from onc cighlh to onc fourth thc val
ue of Wi3 flock, and all this by attcnding to a
necessary work in duc scason. Farmer's Cab.
From the ClirUtian Freeman.
LINES WRITTEN BY A LADY
As an rxcusc for hcr zenl in ihe cansc of Tcmponnce, nnit id
ilrcssnl lo a friend who told hcr that hc 'wai almoit a mono
maniac on thc snbject of akholic drlnk.
Go fecl what I havo felt
Go, bear what I have bnrne
Sink'ncath thc blow a fatlier deall,
And tho cold proud worhl's icnrn
TliO strajrglo on, from year lo year,
Thy snle reiief tho pcalding lear.
Ga wecp as I have wept,
O'cr a lov'd father's fall.
Scn cvcry cherish'd promise iwript.
Youth's sncclncsj lurn u to gali,
Ilope'a faded flowers strew'd sll lho tray
That lcd me np to woman'a day.
Go, kneel a I havo knolt,
Implorc, bcsccch and pray
Slrire ihc bcsollr-d'heart to melt,
Tho downward conrarto tay
Be east, with bittcr curic, aeide,
Thy prayers burletqu'd, thy toarj defi ed.
Go, ttand where I havo slood,
Aud see the clrong man bow
With gnishing tecth.Iipi bath:d in bliod,
And cold and livid brow;
Go. catch his wand'ringglance, and sea
Thero mirrot'd hii snul'a misery.
Go. hear what I havo h'ard,
The sobs nf sad deipair,
As memory feElings foonl hath slirr'd,
And ils rrvealings thero
Havo told him what hc might havo been,
Had he the drunkard's fato forcsccn.
Go tc thy molhcr's ide,
And hcr crush'd apirit cheer,
Thine own dccp angaisli hide,
Wipe from hcrcbcek thctear
Mark herdimm'd cyc, hcr fur.ow'd brotv,
The fjray thatctrcaks hcrdatk hairnow,
Her loil worn frame, her trcmbling limb,
And trace the rnin back lo him
Whosc plightcd faith in carlyjouth
Promis'd cternal lovo and trnth
But who, forsworn, hath yieldcd np
This promise to thc dcadly cnp,
And led hcr dswn from love and lighl,
From'all that made hcr pathway bright,
Ind chain'd her there, 'mid want and itrifc,
Thatlowly thing A Drunkasd's wife!
And stsrap'd on childhood's bnw so mild,
That witheringb'.ight a Drcnkard's cuild!
Go. hcar, tca and fcel and knoiv
All that my soul hath felt or knoirn
Thcn look npon the wino cup's glow,
See if its brightncss can ator.c,
Th:nk if its flavor you wonld Iry,
If all procUim'd '"Tjs diiw.
Tell me I Hatk the bowl !
Hale is a feeblo word
I Loatit. Xshor. my vcry sonl
With ilrongditgast ilirr d,
Whcne'er I see, or hear, or tell
Of toe basjc srrxRAcc or Hell !
THE BASHFUL MAN.
Tho foltowing story was published in onc of
"lho Amprmnn nnnnnlo
3Iany of our readers
havr. nmlnUvnnvor.n ;t
It is one ot tnc
I er was wntten. it will bear repftitton
1 Pass by lho XarioU3 cfforts 1 made before I
could mustcrsufficient rcsolution to dclivcr to
s,a,r3' w,c at ,cnS 11 arrlvcu y al nn .n,ue:
rom wl,crc slo?d a ?crvant bcfir,ca Pa,r
' I0WlnS uoors V"ct " MC W,U . . "
:nno"nt:ea DY a Pa,r. 0I, namcs' luai
should nevcr have recognized as our own, had
1 wc,n.let t,hc,n f 'whcro.
ous fcpidat.on, th.s ostcntatious mode a
rance, so d.flercnt from the rcpubl.can
P1'"1?', to Vh,ch 1 was acciislomed was a
'111 V-lil.J li-IUIll.ll, UIIU ...... "
mode ot en-
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knces trcmblcd, and my heart bcat violcntly
T ,J , , , '
7 . . . ' . 1
ion, and cndcavorcd to gathcr sufficicnt cour-
age to conceal thc treinor that shook me Hkc
r.t t i
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' and, as wc approachcd hcr, it becnmc ncccs-
j shouIdrfc froI;
sary that 1 suoulUrtcwiy troin uctnnu my iricnu.
But in sodoing I did not noticc a largc pct
dog, who, comfortably strctchcd on a rcd vel
vct cushion, lay napping bcsidc his mistrcss,
dircctly in my palh. On I wcnt, anxious on
ly to gct through the introductory ccrcmonics
as soon as possiblc, and thcn to cnsconcc my
sclf in somc rcmotc corncr, where,
! be world forgcttin; t j tbc world forsol,'
I might cscapc all noticc or rcmark. But
fruly saj-s thc 1'rcnch provcrb, ".Mun proposcs
but God disposcs;" and vcry tinfortunatc wcro
his disposition.s for my intcntion. As I hast
cned on, all glowing with confusion, and qua
king with frigh., just as I bcgan to bow, I stum
blcd over tho dctcstcd pct, and was suddenly
prccipitatcd head forcmost. like an ancicnt
battcring ram, into thc lap of Miss P.j ovcr
turning cpisodically a countryman of my own
who was scatcd ncxt hcr, balancing his chair
on its two hind Icgs. To savo himself, he in-stinctivelj-
grasped the back of hcr chair; and
his weight at hcr rcar acting at the same mo
mcnt that I was hurlcd at her in front, decidcd
all hcsifation, and over wc all rollcd together,
thc chaird uppcrmost. Thc vilc cur who had
bccn at thc bottom of thc whole mischicf, sci.
zcd mc by thc Icg, nnd, icceivinga hearty
kick in return, addcd his howling to thc cho-
rus of dismaythat now fillcd thcapartmcnt.
Hnppily, thc fcmalc sufTcrcr in this melee cn-
grosscd all thc sympaty and attcntion of thc
company; but 1 wcll know, that in Ihe short '
ininutc that hatl clapscd sincc I had cntercd
Ihe apartmcnt, I had made tlirco mortal cnc
inics of a man, a dog and a lady.
For mv own part, ns soon as I dad cxtract-
cd myself from thc tcrriblc crash, confusion,
and shamc, I rcfreatcd into thc most obscure
corncr of thc room, where I sought to hidc
m-sclfand my ovcrwhelming mortificntion
bchind thc gticsts who wcrc lonnging about
The call to dinner sorvcd ns a reiief to my
cmbarrassment ; for I hopcd that would cngross
cvcry onc's attcntion, which now, I could not
hclp fecling, must be occupicd witli my aw-'
kardness. Following thc company to thc di
ning.room, I saw that each platc containcd a
card, on which was writtcn thc names of thc
gucst who was to occupy Ihc place thus desig
natcd, Every one sucmcd to find his own
place by inagic ; but for mc, four or hvc lnncs
did I make thc circuit of thc tablc looking in
in vain for minc. Indccd, I know not but I
"might have continucd running about all dinner
time unnoticcd among thc crowd of scrvants
had not Madame O.'s cycsat Iength dctcclcd
meas I circledround and round with an hys-tcrically-increasing
rapidity, my cycs dim with
confusion, and a clainmy prcsperation bcdew
ing every porc of my body ; and I at Iength
sunk into my scat, when found, fairly cxhnus
tcd w'ith morfification and shamc. Hcre, again
I found mysclf cmbarrasscd with my hat,which
having obscn-ed that all rctaincd in tho draw-ing-room,.
I still grasped with nervous pcrti
nacity. This I at Iength disposed of. as I
thought at the time, with wonderful ingenuity;
for I hung it by the briin betuccn my knees,
spreading my handkcrchief over its open cav
ity. 3Iy scat was next to a young lad', whom,of
coursc I was expccteu to cntertain. 1 entco
fain. Wofully alrcady, had I entertaincd thc
company, but I found myself infinitcly bcttcr
adapted lo cntertain a company en masse ana
The ordinary routine of a French dinner
now commenced. Soup and bouillic.fish, fotyl,
and flcsh : enlremets and hors'd aeuvres, while
aseriesof scrvants appcared each nsfant at
ourclbows, inviting usio pananeoia .uu.
sand diflerent dishcs, ana as many uiU m
wine, all undcr stnngs oi narr.es ..,;. i i .,o
Atnnd. than I understood their com-
nosition, or than they did my gaucheries. Res
olutc to avoid all furthcr opportumlics for dis
plaving my predorainant trait I sat in tho
most obstinate silence, saying 'yes' to every
thing that was oflered mc, and cating with
most devotcd application, till, in an cvil hour,
myfair neighbor, wcary of my tacitumity and
hcr own, at Iength hersclf bcgan a conversa
tion, by inquiring how I was plcascd with the
oncra. The qucstion was but at an unlucky
momcnt. I was jost raising a large morsel,of
potatoe to my mouth ; and in order to reply
as qnickly as possible, I hastily thrust it in,
. . M. H . l .1 TT I
intendingfo swallow it instantly. Heavcns !
tt was as hot ns burning lava! "What could I
do ? The lady's cycs wcre fixcd on mc, wai
ting a reply to her question. But my mouth
was in flnmes. ln vain roolcd the burning
morsel hither and thithcr, rocking my head
frorn side to side, while my eyes, which invol.
nntarily I had fixcd on her,were straining from.
their sockcts. She rcgarded my grimaces, of
thc causc of which I bclieve she was ignorant,
with amazemcnt and suprisc, at which I can
laugh now when I think of it.
' You'rc sick, Sir V at Iength she gcntly, and
in an anxious tone inquircd. I could bear no
more. My mouth was flaycd with the burning
mass, and smarting with intolcrablc pain ; so.
quictly abandoning the point, I opcned it to ils
utmost, and out droppcd the infcrnal firebrand
into my platc. Not thc slightcst tendency to
a smilcivisibly ruflled thc impcrturbablepolitc
ncss ofthe woman. She soothingly condoled
wilh my misfortunc and thcn gradually led tho
convcrsation to a Variety of topics ; till cxcr
ting thc magic infltiencc that truo politcnc4
alwoys cxcrciscs, I began cven to forget my
own blundcrs. Gradually my chccks hurned
lcss painfully, and I could cven join in thc con
vcrsation without thc fcar that every word 1
uttcred sharcd tho fatc of cvcry action I attcmp-
tcd. I evan vcntured to hope, nay, to congrat
ulatc myself, that the cataloguc of my calarai'
tics was complctcd for the day.
'Let no onc call himself hnppy before dcath,'
said Solon ; and he said wiscly. Tho idcs of
March wcrc not yet over. Bcforo us alocd a
dish of cculillowor, niccly donc in butter.
This I naturally enough took fora custnrd-pud-ding,
which it luflicicntly rcsemblcd. Unfor
tunatelcly, my vocabulary was not yot cxton.
sive enough to cmbracc all thc tcchnicalitics of
the fnble ; and when mv fair neighbor inquircd
if I uas fond of chovflcur, I vcrily took it to
be thc French for custard pudding ; nnd so
high was my pencgyric ofit, that my plalo
was soon bountifully laden with it. Alas 1 ono
singlc innuthftil was enough lo dispcl my allu.
sion. Would to llcavcn that thc ch'ovjlurr
had vanisliod r.long wiih it liut that rcmain.
cd bodily ; and, almost as large, and as burning
as Vcsuvius, my heart dicd within ino. Aslia.
mcd to confcss my mistakn, though I couM
almost as rcudily havo swallowcd an cqual
qtianlily of soft soap, I strugglcd manfully an
against thc diabolical coiupound&. I cndcav
orcd to sap Ihc mountains hcap at its basc, and
shutdng my cycs and opcning my mouth, to
inhunic as largc masscs as I could without
stopping lo tasto it. But my stomach soon
bcgan, intelligibly onough, to intimatc itu in
tcntion to admit no more of this ncuscons strnn
gcr bcacath its roof, if nnt cven cxpclling that
which had alrcady gaincd an unwclcomc nd
mittancc. The scriousness ofthe task I had underta
kcn and thc rcsolution necessary to cxecufc it,
had givcn an carncatness and rnpidity to my
cxcrtions,which appctile would not have inspir
cd ; when my platc, having somehowgot over
the cdgc ofthe table, upon my lcaning forwnrd,
tilted up and down slid the disgusting mass
into my lap. My handkcrchief, unablc ta bear
so weighty a load, bcnt undcr it in its turn,
and a great portion ofit was thussafcly depos
itcd m my hat. Tho plale instnntly righted
itsclf, as I raiscd my person ; and as I glanccd
my cye round thc tablc, nnd saw that no ono
had noticed my disastcr, I inwardly congratu
latcd mysclf that thc nnuscous deccplion was
so hnppily dispcsed of. Resolving not to bo
dctcclcd. I instantly rollcd my handkerchicf
together with all its rcmaining contcnts, nnd
whippcd it into my pockct.
Thc dinner tablc was at lcngth dcscrted for
thc drawing-room, whcrc cofl'ec nnd liqueurt
wcrc scrvcd round. fllcantimc, I had sought
out what I considercd a safo hiding-placc for
my hat, bciicath a chnir in thc dining rocm.
for I darcd not carry it longcr in my hand ;
having first thrown a morscl ofpiper into th
crown.to hidc thc cauliflowcr from vicw. should
any one chancc, in sccking for his owu hat, ln
look into minc.
On my return to the drawing-room. Ichnn.
ccd to bc again scatcd hy tho lady. by whom f
had sat at dinner. Our convcrsation was nat
urally rcsumcd ; and wc werc in thc mittat of
animatcil discussion, when a huge spidcr wa
sccn running, hkc a race hr.rsc. up hcr arm.
'Take it ofi take it ofT!' sho cjaculatcd, in
a tcrrified tone.
I was al.vays afraid of spidcrs so lo avoid
touching him with my hand, I caught my
handkcrchief from my pockct, nnd clapped it
at once upon thc miscrcant, who was alrcady
mounting over hcr tcmplc with rapid stridcs.
Gracious hoavcn 1 I had forgottcn tho cauli
flowcr, which now lay plastcred ocr her faco
like an cmollicnt poulticc, fairly killing thu
spidcr, and blinding an cyc of the lady ; whilo
little strcamlcts of soft butter glided down her
bcautiful ncck and bosom.
'-on dieu mon dieu .'" exclaimcd the ta
' Mon dieu ' was cchoed from every mouth.
Have you cut your head V inquircd one.
' No, no ; the spider the spidcr. Tho fol
Iow has crushcd thc spidcr.'
TFhat a quantity of cntrails !' cjaculatcd nn
astonishcd Frenchman, unconsciously to him.
vcji mi"ht he bo astonishcd. Tho spray
of the cxecroble vcgetable had spattercd hcr
dress from head to foot. For mysclf, the mo.
mcnt the accident occurred, I had mcchanical
ly returned my handkerchicf to my pockot.
but its contents rcmained.
What a monster it must have bccn!' obscr.
ved a young lady, as she helpcd to rclicve my
victim'from her cruel situation. 'I d-clarc I
should think he had bccn Iiving on cauliflow
At that momcnt, I felt somo ono touch me;
and turning, I saw my companion wno naa
comc with me.
Look at your 'panlcloons,' he wlnspcrcd.
Alrcady half dead with confusion at the dis
astcr I had causcd, I east my cycs upon my
onco white dress, and saw at a glance thc hor.
rible extcnt of my dilemma. I had been sit
ting upon the fatcd pockct, and had crushed
out the Iiquid butter and the soft pastc-liko vcg
etable, which had daubcd and dripped down
them, till it secmed as if I were actually dissol-
ving in my panteloons.
Darting from the spot, I sprang to ftie plnca
whcrolhadleft my hat; but betoro i coum