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August l'J, 1841. (
An icl hiving bran piMcd by Congress iwl ap
proved by the President of (be United States on tbe
2 let ultiinn, ?? follows, via:
AN ACT authorising a loan not Hcamling the suui
ot twelve inilliuna of ilollin.
U* it enactcd by the Senate and Uuu** of Kfre
eentatireu qf tin United State* qf America in Cou
rt au attembled, That the President of the United
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year after the passage of this act, to boriow, on the
credit of the United State*, a auui not exceeding twelve
million* of dollars, or so much thereof as in hi* opin
ion llie exigencies of the Government may require, at
a rateol intercut, payable quarterly or seini-annually,
not exceeding aix per centum per annum, which loan
?hall l>e ouJe reimbursable, either at the will of the
Secretary of the Treasury, slier six months' notice,
or at any time after thiee years from the first day of
January next; and said money so borrowed shall be
applied, in addition to the money now in the Treasury,
or which may be received therein from other sources,
to the payment and redemption of the Treasury notes
heretofore authorized, which sre or may be outstand
ing snd unpaid, and to defray any of the public ex
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authorised by law, which slock shall be tianslerable
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with the consent of the President, to cause to be pre
pared certificates of slock, signed by the Secretary and
countersigned by the Register of the '1'reasury, for
the sum lo be borrowed, or any part thereof, bearing
an interest not exceeding six per centum per annum,
and transferable and reimbursable as sforesaid, and lo
cause the said certificates of slock to be sold : Pro ti
ded, that no stock lie sold below par.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secre
tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorised
lo receive proposals for taking the said loan, or lo em
ploy an agent or agents Cor the purpose of negotiating
the same, and to pay ifliim or them a reasonable com
mission, not exceeding one lenlh ot one per cent, on
the amount so negotiated: which sum to be allowed to
such agent or agents, and such extw-nse aa may be ne
cesoanly incurred in printing and issuing certificates
of stock, and other expenses incident lo the due exe
cution of this act, in all not exceeding twelve thousand
dollars, which sum is hereby appropriated for that pur
pose, and shall be paid out of any money in the 1 rea
surv not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secre
tary of the 1 reasury is hereby authorised to purchase,
al any lime before the period herein limited for the
redemption of slock hereby authorised, such portion
twrcol at the fuiids ot the Government may admit of,
after meeting all the demands on the Tressury, snd
any surplus in the Treasury is hereby appropriated to
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That ibe faith of
the United Stales lie, and is hereby, pledged for the
punctual payment of the interest and iexemption of
Approved, July 21, 1841.
I The undersigned, Secretary of the Tieasury, will,
in pursuance of the provisions of said act, receive pro
posals al the 1 reasury, until the 2tith instant inclu
sive, for the subscri|>tinn of one million of dollars?a
part of the loan authorized by the said act. The pro
posals will state the lowest tale of interest for which
sfiecie, or the notes of specie-paying Banks at par,
will be placed to the credit of the Treasurer of the
United States, in such dc|H>silorie* as may designated
by the Secretary in Boston, New York, or Philadel
Stock will be inscribed on the books of the Depart
ment, and certificates issued for the Bums'thus agreed
for, on evideuce of the deposite of the money, as pro
vided above, bearing interest from the date of the de
jiosite, and irredeemable before the 3lst of December,
1844. And all stock inscribed on the books under the
proposals received for this portion of the loan will bear
the saiiie rate of intercut, but no offer for a sum less
than S.r>,00U will be considered.
Transfer* will be made at the Treasury, on the per
sonal surrender of certificates by individuals in whose
name the stock stands, or by transmitting the certifi
cate to the Register of the Treasury by mail, with a
special endorsement,thereon, attested by a notary pub
lic, or the clerk of a court of record under their re
spective seals. In ca?es where stock shall stand in
the name of a corporation or body politic, transfers
will be made U|>on spicial endorsement of the proper
officers of the corporation, under the corporation
The transfer book* will be closed for fifteen days
previous to the close of each quarter. Should a request
be received by the Register of the Treasury before the i
cle*e of the books at the end of a quarter from any
person in whose name slock stands that his dividend
of interest be paid at Boston, New York, Philadel
phia, or Baltimore, payment will be made according
ly ; otherwise, the quarterly interest will lie payable at
the Treasury. T. KWING,
Aug. 21?It Secretary of the 'treasury.
Post Office Department,
August 18th, 1841.
PROPOSALS will he received, until the 6th day
of September next, for delivering at the Post Of
fice Department, on or before the '27th day of the
same month, two hundred and twenty cords of season
The wood must be sound, straight, and free from
knots, and be corded and measured at the Depart
The right is reserved of having any portion of the
wood advertised for, delivered at the iiew Post Office
Each Proposal must be sealed and superscribed,
" Proposal* for Wood."
__Auj[J9-Gl^ Chief Clerk
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ~
Station 1841 -'42.
FIE Lectures will commence on Monday, the l*t
j. uf November, and l>e continued, under the fol
lowing anangeinent, to the middle of March ensuing :
Practice and Theory of Medicine, by Nathaniel
Chapman, M. D.
Chemistry, by Robert Hare, M. D.
Surgery, by William Gibson, M D.
Anatomy, bv William E. Horner, M. D.
Instituted of Medicine, by Samuel Jackson, M. D.
Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women and Chil
dren, by Hugh L. Hodge, M D.
Clinical Lecture* on Medicine, by W. W. Ger
Clinical Lectures on Surgery, by Drs. Gibson and
Homer, will be delivered at the Philadelphia Hospital
(Blocklcy.) Students nre also admitted to the Clini
cal Instruction at the Pennsylvania Hospital, in the
W. E HORNER,
Dean of the .Medical Faculty,
aug 24,-3awtNov.l5 2<>3 Chetnul Street, Phil.
ISS YOUNG'S SEMINARY, G. st near 16th.
The dulief of this Seminary for Young Ladies,
will lie resumed on the fir*t Monday in September.
The pupil* belonging to the school, and those intend
ing to join the class, will be kind enough to call at the
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sired should meet the attention of parent*.
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RS PORTERS SEMINARY FOR YOUNG
in LADIES.?The next Term will commence on
the firot Monday in Sentemlier, in the Session Room
of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 4 1-2 street.
Washington, Aug. 12, 1840.
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 41.
Hc*nttUtBTKI^ or THF. A?MY,
Adjutant Qenkral's Orrtct,
U'auhington, Aug. 23, 1841.
Promotions and Appointments id the Aiiuy of the
United States, uitile by the President, with the ud
vice and con>><'til of the Senate, received through the
Department of War, since the 4th of March, and the
promulgation of " General Order*" No. 18, of March
Second Regiment qf Dragoon a.
Finl Lieutenant Nath. W. Hunter to he Captain
1st April, IH4I, vice Fuwlei, resigned.
Second Lieutenant Win. J. Newton to be Ut Lieu- j
tenant 1st April, 1841, vice Hunter, promoted.
Second Lieutenant W. H. Saumleis to be 1st Lieu
tenant 23d June, 1841, vice Ashton, dismissed.
Brevet 2d Lieutenant W. Q. Toriy, of the Ut Dra
goons, to be 2d Lieutenant lat April, 1841, vice New
Brevet '2d Lieutenant Daneil Q. Roger* to be '2d
Lieutenant '23d June, 1841, vice Saunders, deceased.
Third Regiment of Artillery.
Second Lieutenant Edw. O. C. Ord to be 1st Lieut, i
Ut July, 1841, vice Mock, resigned.
Firtt Regiment qf Infantry,
First Lieutenant Samuel M. Plummerto lie Captain
1st May, 1841, vice Pegrain, resigned
Second Lieutenant Fred. H. Masten tb be 1st Lieut,
lat May, 1841, vice Plunuuer, promoted.
Second Regiment qf Infantry.
Second Lieutenant Justus MclCinstry to l>e lat
Lieutenant 18th April, 1841, vice Woodruff, deceased.
Third Regiment qf Infantry..
Second Lieutenant Wm. H. Gordon to be 1st Lieu
tenant stlut June, 1841, vice Vo*e,jr. deceased.
Eighth Regiment qf Infantry.
Second Lieutenant A. L. Sheppurd lo be 1st Lieu
tenant '23d June, 1841, vice Riell, deceased.
Brig. General Winfield Scutt, Major General by
brevet, to be Major General '25th June, 1841, vice
Major General Alexander Macomb, deceased.
Charles E. Isaacs, of the State of Mississippi, to b?
| Assistant Surgeon
Richard H. Cooledge, of the State of New York,
to be Assistant Surgeon.
R. S Holmes, of the State of Pennsylvania, to be
Chas. W. Stearns, of the State of Massachusetts, to
[ bo Assistant Surgeon.
COHI'8 OK ENGINEERS.
Rank. Company, i
1. Cadet Zealous B. Tower to be '2d Lieu
tenant 1st July, 1811.
2. Cadet Horatio G. Wright to be 2d Lieu
tenant 1st July, 1841.
3. Cadet Masillon Harrison to be '2d Lieuten
ant 1st July. 1841.
Firtt Regiment of Artillery.
5. Cadet A2riel Whipple to be 2d Lieutenant
1st July, 1841. [I-]
12. Cadet Joseph F. liens lo be 2d Lieutenant
1st July, 1841. [A.]
Second Regiment of Artillery.
15. Cadet Harvey A. Allen to be 2d Lieuten
ant 1st July, 1841. [D.]
Third Regiment qf Artillery.
10. Cadet George W. Ayres to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841. [G.]
17. Cadet Sewel L. Fish to be 2d Lieutenant
1st July, 1841. [H ]
Fourth Regiment of Artillery.
8. Cadet Albion P. Howe to be "2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841. [ A.. J
16. Cadet Julius P. Garesche to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841. [K.]
First Regiment qf Infantry.
22. Cadet Joseph B. Pluminer to be 2d Lieu
tenant 1st July, 1841 [1 ]
24. Cadet Schuyler Hamilton to be '2d Lieu
tenunt 1st July, 1841. [K]
Second Regiment of Infantry.
11. Cadet Nathaniel Lyon lo be 2d Lieutenant
1st July, 1811. 11.]
34. Cadet Alfred Sully to be 2d Lieutenant 1st
July, 18-11. [B.]
Third Regiment qf Infantry.
3(1. Cadet Richard H. Bacot, to he 2d Lieu
tenant 1st July, 1841. [B ]
32. Cadet Don Carlos Buell to be 2d Lieu
tenant 1st July, 1841. [F.J
Fourth Regiment of Infantry.
Henderson Ridgely, of Maryland, to be
2d Lieutenant I9ih May, 1841.
28. Cadet Robert B. Parker to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841. [K.J
Sixth Regiment of Infantry.
2'J Cadet Richard B. Garnett to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1811. [F]
35. Cadet Franklin F. Flint to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841. [A ]
Eighth Regiment of Infantry.
31. Cadet Claudius VV. Sears lo be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1841, [G.J
33. Cadet John G. BurLank to be 2d Lieute
nant 1st July, 1S41, [D ]
The following named Cadet*, graduates of the Mil
itary Academy, recommended by the Academic Stall
ut the June examination for appointments in the Ar
my, are, in conforn-ity with the law, anil by the direc
tion of the President, attached to regiments an I cnr|?
as supernumerary officers, wilh the brevet of 2d Lieu
tenants, to rank from the ls< of July, 1841 :
Brevet 2d Lieutenants qf Ordnance.
4. Cadet Smith Stunsbury.
0. Cadet Josiah Gorgas.
7. Cadet Thomas J. Hodman.
Breret 2d Lieutenants of Dragoons.
9. Cadet Philip W. McDonald, 2d regiment.
13. Cadet Leonidas Jenkins, 1st regiment.
14. Cadet John Love, 1st regiment.
37. Cadel Patrick Calhoun, 2d regiment.
47. Cadet Ellas K. Kane, 2d regiment.
51. Cadet Abr&m Buford, 1st regiment.
Brevet 2<1 Lieutenants qf Artillery.
a* ?a."'Ut June*' ! '?t reg , light Co. K.
John M. Brannan, ( "
18. Cadet bamuol L. Anderson, ) n A
25. Cadet James Totlten, \ M ''Bht C? A
21. CadelRich. P. Ilainin >nd, I - , . . ? n
20. Cudei John F. Reynolds, \ 3d re? ' ''?ht Co" C
20. Cadet S. S. Fahnestock, ( l. ,? ? r
27. Cadet Robt. S. Garnett, \ lth rP? ? ''H1" Co' B
Brevet 2d Lieutenants of Infantry.
3ti. Cadet John Beardsley, 8th regiment.
3W. Cadet Israel B. Richardson, 3<l regiment.
30. Cadel John M. Jones, 5lh regiment.
40. Cadel Andrew W. Bowman, 1st regiment.
41. Cadet Edward Murray, 2.1 regiment.
42. Cadet Francis N. Page, 7th regiment.
43. Cadel Anderson D. Nelson, Ot'i regiment.
44. Cadet Benjamin A. Berry, 4th regiment.
45. Cadel Alex.C. H. Darne, 8th regiment.
40. Cadel W. T. H. Brooks, 3d regiment.
48. Cadet LeviQantt, 2d regiment.
49. Cadet Mortimer Kosencranls, 5th regiment.
50. Cadet Rudolph F. Ernst, tilh regiment.
52. Cadet Chaa. F. Morris Hth regiment.
Ill CASUALTIES. (18)
Captain Henry W, Fowler, 2d Dragoons, 3lst
Captain George 11. Pegrain, Istjlnfanlry, 30lh April,
1st. Lieutenant William Mock, 3d Artillery, 30th
2d Lieutenant Andrew J. Fields, fith Inlantry, 11th
2d Lieuteaant M. S. Culbertaon, 1st Artillery, 15th
2d Lieutenant W. Irvin, 4th Artillery, 3lst March,
2d Lieutenant Edward S. Osgood, 6th Infantry, 3lsl
Assistant Surgeon J. II. Baldwin, 3lst May, 1841.
Mbj. Gen. Alkxindlk Macomb, at Washington,'25tb
1st Lieutenant Chs. E. Woodruff, '-U Infantry, Fort
1 loliues, Flo., 17th April, lt+11.
1st Lieutenant Josiuli 11. Voce, Jr.,3d Infantry, ut
New York, SlHli June, 1841.
Ul Lieutenant John A. Kirll, 8th In fin try, at ?eu
'2*2(1 June, 1841. ,
8d Lieuteuant Thomas B. Glen, 3d Infantry, at sea,
9th June, 1841.
84 Lieutenant Thomas S. Browned, 4th Infantry,
Hartford, Conn , 5lh May, 1841.
'2d Lieutenant J. R. II. Lancaster, I at Infantry, Flo.,
5th July, 1841.
2<1 Lieutenant Henry Ward well, 8th Infantry, Fort
Dallas, Flo., '21st July, 1841.
Assistant Suigeon Chas. Noyes, at Si. Augustine,
Flo-, 2Cth July, 1841.
lat Lioutenant It. C. Aaheton, '2<i Dragoons, '22d
IV. The officer a promoted anil appointed will join
their proper stations anil companies without delay j
thoae ou detached service, or acting under spucia1 or
ders and instructions, will report by letter to the com
manding officers of their respoctive regiment*.
V. 'I he graduates appointed Second Lieutenant?
will join their leapeclive companies, eicepl those as
aigned to the reguuenla in Florida, (3d Artillery, '2d,
3d, 4th, &th, titli, 7th, and Hth regiments of Infantry,)
who will reporl in person to the commanding ollicei at
Fort Columbus, N. Y.
The brevet second lieutenant* of Oraguona will re
port for temporary duty and instruction to the com
manding oiiicer ut Carlisle Barracks; the bicvets ar
ranged to tli? Artillery will join the hifht companies
to which they are temporarily assigned lor duty : thoae
arranged to the Infantry, ifnol otherwise specially in
structed, will report in |>erson to the commanding offi
cer at Fort Columbus.
The usual leave of abaence allowed by the Regula
tions is hereby granted to the several graduates; at
the expiration ot which (September 30) they will join
their proper atutions and regiments us herein di
VI. Acceptances or non-acceptances of appoint
ments will be leported to the Adjutant Goneial of the
Army ; and, in case of acceptance, the birth-place of
the persons appointed will be stated.
Announced to the Army by command of Maj Gen.
Afintant Adjutant General.
LOVE IN INFANCY.
(From Hymen's Triumph, a Pastoral Tragi-Cotnedy,
by Samuel Daniel.j
Ah, I remember well (and how can 1
But evermore remember well) when first
Our (lame began ; when scarce we knew what was
The ilame we felt; when as we sat and sighel
And look upon each othei, and conceived
Not what we ailed?yet something we did ail;
And yet were well, and yet were not well,
And what was our disease we could not tell.
Then would we kias, then sigh, then look : and thus
In that first garden of oui simplenes*
We spent our childhood. But when years began
To reap the fruits of knowledge?ah, how then
Would she with graver looks, with sweet stern brow,
Check my presumptiton and my forwardness;
Yet still would give me flowers, still woald me show
What she would have me, yet not have me know.
A Good Stohy.?A correspondent has sent
us the following capital story, over which we
have laughed until our sides ache;
" * * * We had a pleasant trip
from New Orleans to Cincinnati, and had scarce
ly landed at the latter place when the bell of the
little steamer, for 'up the nvt r,'sounded. Our
party hurried ou board and found the dituiuutive
craft already crowded ; but, we never expect
very good accommodations on that part of the
river, and no other opportunity offered for leav
ing soon, we concluded to remain. Upon look
ing round to see what chance there was lor
amusement on our trip from my fellow passen
gers, I was particularly struck with the appear
ance of an elderly lady, who seemed veiy til at
ease. Every time steam was allowed to escape
the boiler she appeared to fancy it the prelude to
a grand explosion, and was evidently in a state
of continual excitement. As she is to be my
heroine, I may as well attempt to describe her,
although I shall hardly do her full justice. She
was one of the tallest women 1 ever saw, but
the effect of her height was taken away by her
immense breadth. She was one of McDonald
Clarke's style of beauties?'with a waist like a
cotton-bag and a foot like a liounder.' Never
did I see such a moving mass of flesh encircled
by a petticoat; Oh! she wa? rrry fat. Upon
inquiry I learned that she was a passenger on
the steamboat F , at the time it was burned
a few years before, and narrowly escaped with
her life. Only a few weeks had elapsed since
the catastrophe of the Ben. Sherrod, by which
some scores of helpless mortals were hurried in
to eternity through the combined agency of lire
and water. What wonder that the woman was
alarmed at the prospeectof a steamboat voyage!
" After we left the landing, the principal topic
of conversation among the passengers was the
numerous accidents which had lately happened.
Nearly every person was equipped with a life
preserver, and some were so cautious as to hang
them up in their berths filled with air and ready
for use at a moment's warning. Night came,
and all were snugly ensconced in (heir berths,
when there arose a cry of fire! The wood on
the bow of the boat had caught lire, and was
bla/ing fiercely up, shining through the glass
doors of the social hall and the cabin windows
until the whole boat seemed enveloped in a sheet
of flame. In an instant hII was confusion and
alarm.. Passengers tumbled out of their berths,
and over.one another; some grasped their pre
servers?some ran for their baggage?some for
their wives?the wise ones kept quiet. In the
midst of the hubbub, the doors of the ladies'
cabin Hew wide open, and out burst i.ur fat lady,
dressed all in white, her face ' a map whereon
terror was drawn in all its ?hapes,' and around
her waist a huge life preserver, not inflated.?
Seizing this by the nipple with buth hands, she
rushed from one to another exclaiming in a voice
of agony, ' blow me up ! blow me up! for God's
sake blow vie up I! will nobody blow me ftp /'
Had the old lady actually exploded, I must have
done as I did, roll on the floor in a fit of inex
tinguishable laughter, with half the witnesses of
the scene for my companions. The boat was
stopped, the fire got under, and, not the least
difficult operation, the fat lady's alarm subdued.
The next day we landed her at her place of des
tination, since which time I have neverseen her,
but the recollection of the scene has cost me
many a fit of the side ache.
Yours, truly, N. S."
Height of Waves.?So awful is the specta
cle ol a storm at sea, that it is generally viewed
through a medium which biases the judgment;
and, lofty as the waves really, are, imagination
pictures them loftier still. Now, no wave rises
more than ten feet above the ordinary sea-level,
which with the ten feet that its -urface after
wards descends below this give twenty feet for
the whole height, from the bottom of any water
valley to an adjoining summit. Thi< proposi
tion is easily verified by h person who tries at
what height, upon a ?hip's mast, the horizon re
mains always in sigfit over the top of the waves,
allowance being made for accidental inclina
tions of the vessel, and for her sinking in the
water so much below her water line, at the time
when she reaches the bottom of the hollow be
tween two waves. The spray of the sea driven
algiby (lie violence of the wind, it, of course,
much higher than the summit of tin- liquid
wave ; and a wave coming ugaiatt an obstacle
may dash to a great ilevUhja above it. At the
kddystoiie. I.ighthoiist.-, when a surge break*),
which has been growing uuder a storm all the
way across the Atlantic, it dashes eveu over the
lautern at the summit.?AmotCs Element* of
AN ABSENT MAN.
There are few that have paid any attention to
the finances of the country, out must huve heard
ol Dr. Uobert Hamilton's Essay on the Nation
al Debt, which fell on the Houses of Parliament
like a bombshell, or rather, which rose and illu
minated their darkness like an orient suw.?
1 here are other writings of his too, in which
one knows not which most to admire, the pro
found and accurate science, the beautiful ar
nuigemenl, or the clear expression ; and yet this
most profound and clear-headed philosophical
thinker, and most amiable of men, became ?o
Completely absorbed in his own reflections, as to
lose the perception of external things, and al
most that ol his own identity and existence^?
In public the man was a shadow. He pulled off
his hat to his own wiiie 111 the streets, aud apolo
gized lor not having the pleasure of her acquaiu ?
lance; went to his classes in the College on the
dark mornings, with one of her white stockings
on the one leg, and one of his own black ones
on the other j often spent the whole time of the
ineetiug iu moving from the table the hats of
the .students, which they as constantly returned ;
sometimes invited them to call on him and then
fined them for coming to insult him. He would
run against a cow in the road, turn round, beg
her pardon, "Madam," and ho|>ed she was not
hurt. At other times he would run against posts,
and chide them for not getting out of his way ;
and yet his conversation, at the same time, if"
anybody happened to be with him, was perfect
logic und perfect music. A volume might be
tilled with anecdotes of this amiable and excel
lent man, all tending to prove how wide the dis
tinction is between first-rate thought, and that
merely animal use of the organs of sense which
prevents ungifted mortals from walking into
wells. The fish market at Aberdeen is still
where it used to be near the Dee, and has a
stieam passing through it th;?t falls into that river.
The fish-women expose their wares in large
baskets. The doctor one day marched into the
place, where he was attracted by a curiously
figured ston in a stack of chimneys. He advanc
ed toward it till he was interrupted by one of the
benches, from which, however, he tumbled a
basket into the stream, and the fish which it con
tained were speedily borne toward their native
element. The visage of the lady was instantly
in lightning and her voice in thunder, but the
object of her wrath was deaf to the loudest
sounds, and blind to the most alarming colors.
She stamped, gesticulated, and scolded ; brought
a crowd that filled the place; but the philoso
pher turned not from his eager gaze, and his in
ward meditations on the stone. While the wo
man s breath held good she did not seem to
mind his indifference, but when that began to
fail, and the violence ol her acts moved uot one
muscle of the object, her rage felt no bounds ;
she seized him by the breast, and yelling in an
effort of despair, " Speak to me or I'll burst,"
she 9ank down in a state of complete exhaus
tion, and before she had recovered the doctor's
revery was over, and he had taken his depart
Popular Fallacy. That a Man vuixt not
laugh at his own Jest.?The severest exaction
surely ever invented upon the self-denial of poor
human nature! This is to expect a gentleman
to give a treat without partaking of it; to sit
esurient at his own table, and commend the
flavor of his vension upon the absurd strength
ol his never touching it himself. On the con
trary, we love to see a wag taste his own joke
to his party ; to watch a quirk, or a merry con
ceit, flickering upon the lips some moments be
fore the tongue is delivered of it. If it be good,
fresh, and nicy?begotten of the occasion; if he
that utters it, never thought it before, he is na
turally the first to be tickled with it; and any
suppression of such complacence we hold to be
churlish and insulting. What does it seem to
imply, but that your company is weak or foolish
enough to be moved bv an image or a fancy,
that shall stir you not at all, or but faintly / This
is exactly the humor of the fine gentleman iu
Mandeville, who while he dazzles his guests
with the display of some costly toy, affects to
"see nothing considerable in it.'"1? C. Lamb.
Religious Uelif.f.?I envy no quality of the
mind or intellect in others ; be it genius, power
wit, or lancy ; but if 1 could choose what would
be most delightful, and I believe most useful to
me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to any
other blessing; for it makes life a discipline of
goodness ; creates new hopes when all earthly
hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the
destruction ol existence, the most gorgi ous of
all lit hts; awaken* life even in death, and from
destruction and decfty calls up beauty and divin
ity ; makes an instrument of torture and shame
the ladder of ascent to paradise; and, far above
all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the
| most delightful visions of palms and amaranths,
the gardens of the blest, the security ofeverlast
| joys, where the sensualist and sceptic view
only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair.?
I Sir Humphrey JJavy.
Italian Authors.?The misfortunes of nearly
all the great Italian authors were remarkable.
Ariosto lived in beggarly indigence. Tasso
dud in extreme want?Segni and Varcln
were prohibited from publishing their laborious
histories?Machiavel was a martyr to the Me
dici faction?Guieciardini suffered voluntary
banishment, that he might not sec Cosmo the
First destroy the liberty of the Florentine Re
public?Oa:iieo suffered the worst persecutions,
and Dante and Petrarch composed their works
in exile. The human heart feels an honorable
pride when we reflect on the dangers and diffi
culties these great men had tocontind with, to
think that dungeons, banishment and poverty,
were too feeble to repress their genius, bursting
through the gloom of a benighted age ; and it is
ennobling to reflect that their names arc immor
tal, while those of the tyrants who oppressed
them are comparatively unknown, or, if remeni
bered, remembered only for the infamy attached
A BATCH OF PUNS.
A Bnkrr, advcrtiaing, (aid,
" I wiah nono thin to herd,
Not bred to making bread, because
I need a man to knead,
Mould, del, and in a *ho|i I have
At Leeds, to take tho lead."
" What say you to my last night's pjieech 7
I wan just in the mood ;
For (though in a stew all the while,)
I spoke through two hour* good "
" Say 1 Well, then,?why, then I dare aay,
You were not under-aiew'd."
ANY GIVEN NUMBER.
Oysters, quoth Patrick, area dear delight,
As he and Sawney finished their tenth acore
For they dont natiify the ajijK-lita?
The more I rat, I still desire the more
Troth, replied Sawney, they are dainty food,
1 hey do not clog the stomach, or encnmlier,
Fot my own pari, I really think I could
At any time eat any given number.
Epioram on a Lady and iieh Picture.
Original and copy, too,
Seem closely with the art acquainted ,
The likenena, therefore, i? quite true,
For both are? rrry hipyly pninttti
Lear.? In Albany, a tragedian who n/iiinted badly,
wa? cast, for no other qualification, into King Lear
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