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THE FAMILf MEETING.
tr CBARLrS PFEAGCE. 0 We are all here, Father, Mother, Sister, Erother, All who ho'd each other dear. Each chnir is filled tve are all at home! To-nieht let no cold stranger co ne. It is not often tV.n3 aroun 1 OnrolJ familiar hearih we'r fjund; I'lesstl.en the rneetinyan.l ttie spot; For once be every car' Turcot; Let eentle c..ce a-erl her power. And kind afit-cti jn rule ihe hour. We're all all here. We're mt all here! Some are away the dead ones dear. Who thronjred with u this ancient hearth, And gave the hour to guiltless mirth, Fate with a stem relentless hand, Locked in, and thinned our little hand: Some like a nipht-fiash passed away And some sank lingering day hy day: The quiet grave yard some lie there And cruel ocean has his share We're kot ail here. We aee all her.-, Even they the deadthough dead, so dear, Fond Memory, to her duty true, Brings back their faded forms to view. How life-like through the mist of years, Each well-remembered face appears. We see them as in times long past, From each to each, kind looks are cast; We hear their words, their smiles behold. The'rc round us as they were of old We ake all here. Wc tre all here, Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Vo i that I love with lore so dear. This may not long of us be said; Sna niu-st wcjoin the gathered dead; And by the hearth we now sit rouud, Some other circle will be found. Oh! then, that wisdom may we know, Wiiich yields a life of peace below; So in the world to follow this. May each repeat, in words of bliss, Vve're all all here. From "Memoirs of Popular Delusions.' ' CANT PHRASES. BY CHARLES MACKAY London is peculiarly fertile in this sort of phrases, which spring up. suddenly, no one knows exactly in what spot, and pervade the whole population in a few hours, no one knows how. Many years ago the favorite "phrase (for, though but a monosyllable, it was a phrase in itself) was Quoz. This odd word took the fancy of the multitude in an rxtraordinary degree, and very soon acqu.red an almost boundless meaning. When vul gar wit wished to mark its incredulity and raire a laugh at the same time, there was no resource so sure as this popular piece of slang. When a man was asked a favor which he did not choose to grant, lie marked hi? sense of the suitor's unparalleled presumption by ex claiming Quoz When a mischievous urchin wished to annoy a passenger, and create mirth for his chums, he looked him in the face, and cried out Quo.', and if e exclama tion never failed in its object. When a dis putant was lUsiroMs of throwing a doubt up on the veracity of his opponent, and gct'.ing sumtnarilv rid of an argument wiiich lie could not overturn, he uttered the word Quoz, will a rontempluons curl of Ids I p and a:imna tient shruji of his shoulders. The universal n.onnojylat b conveyed ail his meaning, and not onl" told his opponent that lie lied, but that he erred egregious'v if he thought that any one was such a ninrompomp as to be lieve him. Every alehouse resounded with Qucz; every street corner was noisy wiih it, and every wall for miles around was chalked with it . But, like all other earthly things, Quoz had its season, and passed away as suddenly as it arose, never again to be the pet and the idol of the populace. A new claimant drove it from its place, and held undisputed sway till, in its turn, it was hurled from its pre eminence, ar.d a successor appointed in its stead. ''What a shocking bud ltd','' was the phraso that was next in vogue. No sooner had it become universal, than thousands of idle but sharp eyes were on the watch lor the passenger whose hat showed any signs, however slight, of ancient service. Imme diately thecry?rose, and, like the war-whoop of the Indians, was repeated by a hundred discordant throats. He was a w ise man who, finding himself under those circumstances "the shscrved of all observers," bore his hon ors meekly. He who showed symptoms ol ill-feeling at the imputations cast upon his hat, only brought upon himself redoubled no tice. The mob soon perceive whether a man is irritable, and, if of their own class, they love to make sport of him. When such "a man, and w ith such a hat, passed in those days through a crowded neighborhood, he might think himself fortunate if his annian c.s were confined to the houts and cries of the populace- The obnoxious hat was often snatched from his head, and thrown into the gutter by some practical joker, and then rais ed covered with mud, upon the end of a stick for the admiaation of the spectators, who held their sides with laughter, and exclaimed in the pauses of their mirth, uOif what a shocking bad tat!" "Wkvt a shocking bad hat! Many a nervous, poor man, whose purse could but ill spare the outlay, doubtless purchased a new hat before the "time, in or der to avoid exposure in this manner. Ihe c ngin of this singular saying, which made fnn for the metropolis for months, is not involved in the same obscurity as that which shrouds the origin of Quoz and some others. There had been a hotly-contested election for the borough of Sou t lava rk, and one of the candidates was an eminent hatter This gentleman, in canvassing the electors, adopted a somow hat professional modtf of conciliating their good-will, and of bribing them without letting them perceive that thev were bribed. Whenever lie called upon' o'r met a voter whose hat was not of the best material, or, bring so, had seen its best days, he invariably-said, "What, a stoking 'bid hoi you have got; call at my warehouse, and you shall have a new ons!"- Upon the day of election this circumstance was remembered, and his ooDoneni mart tUn mnii r".t citing the crowd to keep up an incessant crv d - What.a. inking bdJ ha!!' all the time l . x. Vt II) 1 V ill the honorable hem. Front ever all Loudcn.and, reigned for a time, the - snnrrme lan7 of the season. Hookey Walker derived from the chorus of a popular ballad, was also high in favor at one time, and served, like its predecessor, Quoz, to answer all questions. In the course of time the latter word alone became the fa vorite, and was uttered with a peculiar drawl upon the first svl'aWe, and a sharp turn up on the last. If a lively servant girl was im- fporluned for a kiss by a fehow sue did not jcare about, she corke'd her lit'Ie nose, and I u Tl'..7'-' If n diKtmnn niktn! Ills friend for the loan of a shilling, and his friend was either unable or unwilling to accommo date him, the probable answer he would re .. ,tt' 1 tr j i rceiin- a!om' the streets, and a bov pulled oulV was a qnerv of mock concern and soli hU coat-talk, or a man knocked his hat over citude, implying regret and concern that one his eves to make fun of him, the joke was al- so young and inexperienced in trie ways ol a ways' accompanied by the same exclamation, great city should be adowed to wander a This lasted tor two or three months, and-broad without the guidance ol a parent. "Walker!" walked oil the stage,, never more to be revived for the entertainment of that or any future generation. The next phrase was a most preposterous where it was first heard, are alike unknown, Nothing about it ts certain, but that tor months it was ihe slang par excellence of the Londonners, and aforded them a vast gratifi cation. "There he goes icilh his eye oul!" or "There she goes with Iter eye out!" as the sex of the party alluded to might be, was in the mouth of every brdy who knew the town. The sober part of the community were as much nuzzled by this unaccountable saying as the vulgar were delighted with it. The wise thought it very foolish, but the many thought it very funny, and the idle amused themselves by chalking it upon the walls, or scribbling it upon monuments. I3ut "all that's bright must fade." even in slang. The people grew tired of their hobby, and"77cre negocs ivitt 'us eye out! was heard no more in its accustomed haunts. Another very odd phrase came into re pute in a pnef space alter wards, in the lorm of the impertinent and not universally appo site query, "Has your mother soli her man- sleV But its popularity was not of that boisterous and cordial kind which ensures a long continuance of favor. What tended to impede its progress was, that it could not be well applied to the older portions of society. It consequently ran but a briel career, and then sank into obhvion. its successor enjoy ed a more extended fame, and laid its foun dations so deep, that years and changing fashions have not sufiiced to eradicate it. This phrase was "Flare vp" and it is, even now, a colloquialism in common use. It took its rise in the time of the Reform riots, when Bristol was nearly half burned by the infu riated populace. The flames were said to Invc flared up up In the devoted city. Wheth er there was any thing peculiarly captivating if the sound, or in the ilea of these words, it is hard to say; but whatever was the rea son, it tickled the mob-fancy mightily, and drove all other slang out of the field before it. Nothing was to be heard all over Lon don but "Jlure up!": It answered ail ques tions, settled all disputes, was applied to all persons, ail things, and all circumstances, ind became suddenly the most comprehen sive phrase in the English language. The man w ho had overstepped the bounds of de corum in his speech was said to have Jlared up; he who had paid visits too repealed to the gin-shop, and got damaged in conse- quence, had Jlared up. To put one's-self into a passion; to stroll out on a nocturnal frolic, and alarm a neighborhood, or to create a dis turbance in any shape, was to pare up. A lover's quarrel was ajlare up; so was a box ing-match between two blackguards in the streets, and the preachers of s?dit'on and rev olution recommended the English nation to Jlare up, like the French. So great a favor ite was the word, that people loved to repeat it for its very sound. They delighted appa rently in hearing their own organs articu late it; and laboring men, when none who could respond to the call were within hear ing, would often startle the aristocratic echoes of the West by the well-known slar?g phrase of the East. Even in the dead hours of night, the cars of those who watched late, or who could not sleep, were saluted with the same sound. The drunkard reeling home showed that he wis still a man and a citizen, by call ing "Jlare up" in the pauses ot his hiccough. Drink had deprived him of the power of ar ranging all other ideas; his intellect was sunk to the level of the brute's; but he clung to hu manity by the one last link of the popular ItTl 1 t 1 cry. While ne could vocilerate that sound, he had rights as an Englishman, and would not sleep in a gutter, like a dog Onwards he went, disturbing quiet streets and comfor table people by his whoop, till exhausted na ture could support him no more, and he roll ed poweiless into the rood. When in due time afterwards, the policemen stumbled up on him as he lay, that guardian of the peace turned the tuh hgnt ot his lantern on his face, and exclaimed, "Here's a poor devil who's been flaring up!" Then crime the stretcher. on which the victim of deep potations was carried to the watch house, and pitched into a dirty ceil, among a score of wretches about as far crone as himself, who saluted their new comrade by a loud, long shout otjlarc up! So universal was this phrase, and so endu ring seemed its popularity, that a speculator who knew not the evanescence of s'ang, es tablished a weekly newspaper under its name. But he was like the man who built his house upon the sand his foundation gave way un der him, and the phrase and the newspaper were washed into the mighty sea of the things that were. The people gtew at least weary of the monotony, and "Jlare up" became vul gar even among them. Gradually it was left to tittle boys who did not know the world and in process of time sank altogether into neglect. It is now heard no more as a piece of popular slang; but the words are still used to signify any sudden outburst either of fire. uisiumance, or id-nature . t The next phrase that enjoyed the favor of! J tne million was less concise and seems tol r have been originally aimedagainst precocious nums wno gave themselves the airs of man hood before their time. "Does your mither Know toa'r n.v" nii; tU. I. : .: swagger, who smoked cigars ia the streets. and wore false . whis to look irrc- sistible. We have seen many a conceueu fellow who could not suffer a woman to pass him without staring her out of countenance, reduced at once into his natural insignifi cance bv the mere utterance of this phrase. Apprentice lads and shopmen in their Sun dav clothes he!d the words in abhorranee, and looked tierce when they wore applied to them. Altogether the phrase had a very sal utary CuectT and in a thousand instances showed young Vanity, that it was not halt so prettv "and engaging as it thought itself. What rendered it so provoking was the doubt it implied as to the capability of self-guidance possessed by the individual to whom it was AArrxspA " 7).v? nnir mtlher know VOWe on manhood, but had not reached it, when- ever they were made the subject of it. Even older heads did not like it; and the heir of a ducal house, and inheritor of a warrior's j name, to wnom they were applied by a cab- noitt a river, wno was -gnorain oi ok, u..u, was so indignant at the affront, that he sum moned the offender before the magisterial bench. The fellow had wished to impose upon his Lordsnip by asking double the fare he was entitled toand whrn his Lordship resisted the demand, he was insultingly ask ed "if his mother knew he was out!" All the drivers on the stand joined in the query, and his Lordship was lain to escape theii laughter by walking away with as much haste as his dignity would allow. The man pleaded ignorance that his customer was a Lord, but offended justice fined him for his mistake. When this phrase h: d numbered its ap pointed days, it died away, like its predeces sors, and '-'IVho tire you?" reigned in its stead. This new favorite, like a mushroom, seems to have sprung up in a night, or, like a froj in Cheapside, to have come down in a sudden shower. One day it was unheard, unknown, uninvented; the next it pervaded London; every alley resounded with it; every highway was musical with it; "And street to street, awl la:.e to lane flung hack The one unvarying cry." The phrase was uttered quickly, and with a sharp sound upon the first and last words, leaving the middle one little more than an aspiration. Like all its compeers which had been extensively popular, it was applicable to almost every variety ot circumstance. The lovers of a plain answer to a plain ques tion did not like it at all. Insolence made use of it to give offence; ignorance, to avoid expt sin i elf; and waggerv, to create laugh ter. Every new comer into an alehouse tap room was asked unceremoniously," TV ho are you!" and if he looked foolish, scratched his head, and did not know what to reply, shouts of boisterous merriment resounded on even' side. An authoritative disputant was not unfreouentlv nut down, and presumption ol every kind checked by tne same querv. When its popularity was at its height, a gentleman feeling the hand of a thief in his pocket, turned suddenly around, and caught him in the act, exclaiming, " Who are youV' The mob which gathered round applauded to the very echo, and thought it the most capitol joke they had ever heard the very acme of wit the very essence ol humor. Another circumstance of a similar kind, gave an additional fillip to the phrase, and infused new life and vigor into it, just as it was dy- incr away. The scene occurred in the chief criminal court of the kingdom. A prisoner stood at the bar the ofience with which he had been charged was clearly proved against him; his counsel had been heard, not in his defence, but in extenuation, insisting upon his previous good life and character, as rea sons foi the lenity of the court. "And where are vour witnesses?" inquired the learned Judge who presided. "Please you, my Lord, 1 knows the prisoner at the bar, and a more honester feller never breathed," said a rough voice in the gallery. The officers of the court looked aghast, and the strangers tilter ed with Jil-suppressed laughter. "Who are you?" suid the Judge, looking suddenly up, but with imperturbable gravity. The court was convulsed; the titter broke out into a laugh, and it was several minutes before si lence and decorum could be restored. When the Ushers recovered their self-possession, they made diligent search for he profane transgressor; but he was not to be found. Nobody knew him; nobody had seen him. After a while the business of the court again proceeded. The next prisoner brought up tor trial augured favorably of his prospects when he learned that the solemn lips of the representative of justice had uttered the pop ular phrase as if he felt and .appreciated it. There was no fear that such a judge would use undue severity; his heart was with the people; ho understood their language and their manners, and would make allowances for the temptations which drove them into crime. So thought many of the prisoners, if wc may infer it from "the fact, that the learned judge suddenly acquired an immense increase of popularity" The praise of his wit was in'eveiy mouth, and "Who are you?" renewed its lease, and remained in possession of public favor for another term in conse quence. About six 5'earsago, London became most preposterously musical. The vox populi wore itself hoarse by singing the praises of "The Sea, the Sea" If a stranger (and a philosopher) had walked through London, and listened to the universal chorus, he might have constructed a very pretty theory upon the love of the English for the sea service, and our acknowledged superiority over all other nations upon that element. "No won der he might have said, that this people is invincible upon the ocean. The love of it mixes with their daily thoughts: thev cele brate it even in the market-place, their street : i -. i . . . .... minsueis excite charity by it; and hiHrand ow, young and old. male and female, nil chant Dpaeans in its praise. Love is not honored m the national songs of this warlike race Bacchus is no god to tnem; thev are men of sterner mould, and think only of the Sea, the Sea!' and the means of couquerino' upon it." . ,. Such, would, doubtless; have been his im- pression if he had taken the evidence only oi his ears. Alas! in those days for the refined ears Oiat were musical! great was their tor ture when discord, with its thousand diversi ties of tone, struck up this appalling anthem there was no escape from it. The miga- torv minstrels of Savoy caught the strain, and pealed it down the long vistas of quiet streets, till their innermost and snuggest a partments re-echoed with the sonnd. Men were obliged to endure this crying evil for full six months, wearied to desperation, and made sea-sick on the dry land. Several other songs sprang up in aue sec - cession afterwards, but none of them w 11 the exception of one, entitled "All round my hat," enjoyed any extraordinary share of fa vour, until an American actor iutroduccd a vile song called "Jim Crow." The singer sang his veases in appropriate costume, with grotesque gesticulations and a sudden whirl of his body at the close of each verse. It took the taste of the town immediately, and for months the ears of orderly people were stunned by the senseless chorus Turn about and wheel about, And do just so Turn about and wheel about, And jump, Jim Crow!" Street minstrels blackened their faces in or der to give proper effect to the verses; and fatherless urchins, who had to choose be tween thieving and singing for their liveli hood, took the latter course as likely to "be more profitable, as long as the publictaste re mained in that direction. The uncouth dance its accompaniment,' might be seen in its full perfection on market nights in any great thoroughfare; and the words of the song might be heard, piercing above all the din and buzz of the ever;moving multitude. lie, the calm observer, who during the hey-day popularity of this doggrel, "Sate beside the public way, Thick strewn with summer-dust, & saw the stream Of people there was hurrying to and fro. Numerous as gnats upon the evening eam,"' might have exclaimed with Shelley, whose fine lines we quote, "The million with fierce song and maniac dance, Did rajre arourd." We alwas read, with much interest, every thin; in relation to those authors, whose creative genius, unsullied by vice or folly, has added something to the stock of human enjoyment. The following account of Professor Wilson will be sure to attract the attention of all, who have ever read the simple and affecting stories, cn tained in the "Lights and Shadows of Scotish Life." TROFESSOR WILSON, THE EDITOR OF BLACKWOOD. FROM THE FA11IS EDITION OF HIS WORKS. John Wilson, the distinguished poei and schol ar, was born in the month of May. 1789, in Pais ley, North Britain, He was chiefly educated at the residence of a clcrsrynan of the established church of Scotland, within a few miles of his na tive town." Having inherited a good fortune, he at an early age entered the University of Oxford as a gentleman commoner, after going through a prepa-atory course of tuition under Dr. Jardine, of Glasgow University. At both places he exhibited specimens of bis talents for outshining his com peers at Oxford gaining Sir Roger Nevvdigate's prize for English poetry in the teeth of three thousand competitors. Magdalen was the college at which he entered himself, and to which he be longed for nearly four years, or until he left the University in 1807. At this college he pursued a iife of study and boisterons relaxation intermin gled, He had his intimates among all classes, from ihe doctor in divinity to the stable-boy. He was fond of exhibiting his ski'.l in pugilism, and ever ready ;o exercise his talents in that "refined" art with any one who would engage with him; noble or ignoble, gentle or simple, btrong and active in frrme, anrl fond of gymnastic exercises, lie gave his inclination for sucli sports the fullest ran re. Of the sum left hi in by his father, amounting to X40,000 sterling, a great part was lost through the failure of a mercantile concern in which it was embarked. Being warned of the danger, he hastened to withdrow his funds, but arrived in Glasgow three hours too late. boon aflcr quitti n the University, he purchased a beautiful esti te, called Ell esay, a few miles from Ambleside, on the noble lake of Winandermere, in Cumberland one or the finest and most picturesque sites in England. The house, which stands on a sort of mountain terrace, high over one side of the lake. is a most commodious one ill every respeci, ana was planned by himself and erected under his own superintendence. It is backed by a deep woods, shielding it from the storms to which its lofty situ ation exposes it, while the view from the front is very rarely surpassed for magnificence and beauty. In front below the lake expands its noble waters; and beyond them rises ridges of romantic and rug ged mountains. No poet in Europe has so noble and agreeable a residence, Lord or his domain, with every comfort and conv enience of life, a spa cious habitation and literary leisure, few writers have ever.had finer opportunities for counting the muses, or have lived so unvexed by the inquie tudes caused bv our ordinary existence. At one period of his life, full of buoyant spirit and high excitement, the poet established a sailing club on the lake of Winandermere. He lavished large urns of money upon the scheme, and would not be outdone in the splendor of his vessels by men of larger fortunes. He sent for shipwright s from the nearest seaports to construct his little vessels, of which he had a number on the lake at ono time; one of these his largest, cost him fivs hundred pounds. He also kept a number of seamen to man them, and lavished ins money protuscjy on his de rendants. Atone place he had an establishment for his boatmen, at another, one for his servants; and a third for himself. These expenses, contin ued for a considerable time, together with the pe cuniary loss above alluded to, impaired his fortune, i nd are supposed to have led him ultimately to be a successful candidate for the chair of moral phi losophy in the University ol Edinburgh, wlnca he obtained in 1820.- In early life he was active in mind as in bodv. At about eighteen years of age, ho had an idea of penetrating to Timbuctoo, without any jus: no tions of the danger and hizard of such an enter prise, but simaly from the excitement the adven ture crtatedin his mind, and the desire to attempt something striking and important. The certain death that awaited one of his temperament, which is irritable and febrile, never entered into his lead. Naturally careless of his health, he would from the first have exposed himself needlessly, and been one of the speediest victims to the horrible African climate that its melancholy list can shovv. This scheme he ultimately dropped. We have icard that when young be left his friends, and. from mere love of adventure for he was without fixed aim in most of his eccentricities served at sea as a ship boy. However trying for his family, j this youthful frolic may have contributed one of the brightest gems to the poet's crown, since ta it we must be indebted foe many of the beauties in ' his description of a shipwreck, beginning: so stalely Iter bearing, so proud her array, The main slic will traverse tur ever ami aye, Many parts wilt exult at the gleam of her mast: Hash hush! thou vain dreamer this hour is her last!" ! He also formed the idea of visiting1 the Span ish Provinces, the Islands of the Mcditeraneap: I Turkey,' Syria, a,;l Egypt; b.it the occupation of Spain by Napoleon put an end to he project, He subsequent ly coufined himself to his estate at EHeraV. occupvinff his -time A'ith the varions -rlenurrs a coimrv life affords until 1SI0, when; ' ..... - , . .. . j I the married 3iiss l'enny, (wiwse sister is marnea to his brotlr,) a Westmoreland' lady . of beauty and considerable accomplis-hn-.cnfs, having more over, a dower of ten thousand pounds. His mar riage has been a most fortunate one, and has pro duced tvo son sand Jthrec daughters. Iace and comfort have shed happiness over his domestic re tirement; and thus (the fate ot few literary men) eveu love lias blessed him. On the death of Dr. Thomas Brown, the succes sor of Dugald Stewart in ine chair of Mo-al riuios jo . , in lhc University of Edinburgh, Wilson be- came a candidate to t.H the vacant olLce. ilis rv.-tinn was violently opposed. The rival can didate too, v;as unfortunately bis early friend, but a man of honor, and a gentleman. The partisans of the two candidates were alone intemperate, for the latter were, speedily after the election, as warm friends as ever, It suffices to say that Wil son succeeded in obtaining the chair, after a warm contest; and the manner in which be fills it fully justifies the partiality ofhis friend. His bearing towards Jiis pupils is most engaging; his lectures, nlways talented, arc often splendid, and not un frequently adorned by bursts of impassion id e!o quonce. The conduct of Blackwood's Magazine is gener ally understood to be in the hands of Wilson. This publication owes its success (barring party principles) to the playtul, cutting, ana acuie ar ticles of Wilsop. In other literary publications, there is too much of the lamp, the toil of the stu dent, and cold correct caution opserved. Iu Ulack wood the articles come out warmly and" flueutly as they would be spoken, with ineguiarity, whim, sportiveness, satire, and whatnot, currento calamo all perfectly afier nature. This is the secret of its success, and originates in tbe style and manner of Wilson himself It is, in this respect, his very counterpart. The gall .and "wormwood, the ferocious Tory zeal, the severe castigations. and the good-nature, the strong truth, and the len ient or biting criticism, flow in the same breath and from the same source. They have all the va riety of Wilson's conversation and the force and vigor of his thougnts impressed upon them; and many ofhis own articles furnish an extraordinary contrast to those which proceed theiu a3 if they could nevor, in the nature of things, have proce ded from the same pen, running one so counter to another. If Campbell, in the conduct of the "New Month ly Magazine," was too timidly correct, so as to paralyze the pens of his contributors, no such fault can be attached to Wilson, lie sutlers them to run wild, and seems to enjoy the exuberance of fancy which is thus constantly developing itself. Wilsons known animosity to those opDOsed to hhn in the field of politics is more editorial than per sonal. There was even a time when his political principles leaned the other way; and the last man to champion the cause of high church and ultra toryism that could be named was Professor Wil son. Time wcrks marvellous changes; and the levity ofhis phisiognomy. such as it frequently assumes, and the versatility of his talents, seem to have extended themselves to principles. Wilson is a highly gifted man; ar;d had he devctad him self steadily to one pursuit, such as law or divini ty, hi woald have risen tthe highest summit of professional honor. He appears to have at one time turned his attention to tne Scottish bar, but abandoned that career at the time of his marriage. In addition to his high reputation as a. poet, Professor Wilson enjoys that of successful au thorship in another department of literature. To his pen are generally attributed the prose tales en titled "Lights and Shadows of vScottish Life," "The Trials cf Margaret Lindsay," and "The For esters. The residence of Professor Wilson is now prin cipally in Edinburgh, where he mingles much in a society which his talents are well calculated to adorn. Neither he fnor his family, however, ap pear to join with much zest in the gaitifls of the fashionable circles of the bcottish metropolis. Led by circumstances to give up the freedom of a country life for the drudgery of a professorship, he makes the best of the eil and finds a substitute, in the free interchange cf thought with friends, for the rural liberty of which he was ever so fond, and from which it could never have be?n supposed, at one time of his life, that any thing but absolute force could have disunited him. though his works have not met a very extensive circulation, his po etical productions display great rower and origi nality and justly entitle him to the praises that have been bestowed on talents so rich and so va ried. Take cake now rot; go up the Laddee. Matthew Carey, speaking of his marriage, says: "My wife was about ten years youager than rne. She was industrious, prudent and economical. She had a large fund of good sense. Wc early formed a determination to indulge in no unneces sary expense, and to mount the ladder so slowly as to run no risk of desent. During the whole of our marriage, I never, as far as I can; reccollect, entered a tavern except on a jury, or arbitration, or ota public dinner never in a single instance, for the purpose of drinking." How very different the conduct of some yonng married people, aye and old ones too, now-a-days. fhey oan go to the taverns, and grog-shops, cat oysters, drink grog, play curds, dice or nine-pins, spending their seventy-five cents or a dollar two or three times a week. Now marvel such people never go up the ladder. Thry are always at the bottom and there they will stay as long as they live, A jug of rum tied to a man's neck is a hard thing to carry up the ladder; and many a-man, after he has dragged it half way up, has been suddenly tumbled down to the bottom. DEATH AND SLEEP. The Angel of Sleep and the Angel of Death in brotherly union walked through the earth. It was evening, and thev hid down upon a hillock not far from the dwell ings of men. A pensive stillness pervaded all things, and the evening bells echoed from the distant villages. Silently as was their custom, both the be nevolent Genii of Humanitv sat down in sorrowful embrace, and already night ap proached. Then the Angel of Sleep arose from his mossy couch, and with gentle hand strewed the "unseen seeds of slumber. The nirrht winds bore them to tho quiet abodes of the weary farmers. Now sweet sleep fell upon the cottagers, from the grey-haired wno leaned upon his staff, even to the babe in the cradle. The sick forgot his pains, the mourner his sorrows, and the poor his cares. All eves were sealed. When he had accomplished his labor, the Angel of Sleep laid down bv his more seri ous brother. As the morning light arose, he crbd with joyful innocence; "Flow men praise me as their friend and benefactor! Oh! what joy, unseen and in secret, to do jiood! How happy are we, the invisible messengers of the Good Spirit! how delrghtful is our quiet calling.! So spake the kind Anjrel of Sleep. The ! Anger1 of Death gazed ' upon him in silent : sorrow, and a tear such as the immortals weep, trickled from his lame dark eve. ! "Alas!" said he, that I cannot enjoy as you do the reward of cratitude. ' Eearth nail me her foe and destroyer." i "Oh! my brother," replied the Ariciel or! Sleep, "will not the good at their rcsurrcc- lion, recognise and bless ia thee theirs and benefactor? Are we not :bro?hJ messengers of one s Father?" 4 St) he spake, ruv.l the eve of the Angel shone, and tenderly the brother nii embraced. I TP.CST 2AL TTaY virtue".f a D.'id of Trust execute.; I -"by Robert Johnstone, on ih,- r. fi o j ; October 1S37, cud duly recorded inihe office, to secure the pnymcnt of ceiuiat!; money therein described. I prcocdv to the highest bidder for cash, nt the crQV. door in ilolly Springs, on'the lwentv-S, of March l&i'2, the following described Lv lion of land, viz: The south half of sort; - ? twenty-four 24 in township No. tw0 j range No. three (3) west of the bas s roc ! of the Cickasaw survey. RICHARD EvORNE,T, Nov. 17, 1S11 31-4m Calendar for IS 22. OT t-j t : i 3 it 5! r. M a w n H . . . C 2 i' 3 5! Z c JANUARY 1,7' 2 3 4 5 6 7 87 9 10 11 12 13 14 157 0 Hi 17 IS '20 20 21 22 23 24 23 20 27 23 29 ki 30 31 FEZTRY 1 2 3 G 7 8 I) 10 13 11 15 1G 17 4 50 11 12 6 18 19.G 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 !G 2 20 28 1 2 3 4 5 0 1?. G 7 8 9 10 11 12 0 i MARCH 13 14 15 10 17 18 195 20 21 2 23 24 25 2G 5 27 23 29 30 31 APRIL 1 2 8" 9 4; 3: 3 10 17 4 5 11 12 G 7 13 14 15 1G;5 SC 18 19 20 21 22 23 5 24 24 25 20 27 28 39 SO MAY 1 2 3 4 5 G 75 17 11 12 13 143 11 8 9 10 15 10 17 18 19 20 215 50 22 23 21 25 20 27 2S'5 07" 29 30 31 4 50' 44 52V 11,4 50; 18 4 41): JUNE 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 10 17 5 G 7 12 13 14 19 20 21 2Z 23 21 254 4S r.- -v ( 1 I JULY 1 4 5 G 7 8 11 12 13 11 15 V t ei. 3 10 17 9 4 537 10.4 577 IS 19 20 21 22 235 It Gfi 21 25 2c 27 28 29 30 5 31 I AUGUST 1 2 3 4 5 (5'5 13n 7 S 9 10 11 12 135 19 G 14 15 1G 17 IS I9 20. S56 21 22 23 24 2a 2a 2715 33 S 2S 29 30 31 ! j ! SEFT. 1 2 4 5 G 7 S 9 11 12 13 14 15 1G IS 19 20 21 22 23 25 25 27 23 2i) 3 J 35 39 10. 47CralTi 17 5 5LG ir, 25; i I in 105 ; St; iS5i OCT'ttft 4 5 G ' 9 10 II 12 13 !4 15G 255: 16 17 IS 19 20 2ir22:G 3" 5 23 24 25 2G 27 2S 29? G 3D j 30 31 I 1 2 3 4 5!6 46.il G 7 S 9 10 11 12iG 535 13 14 15 16 17 IS I9;G3S5 20 21 22 23 24 25 267 2li 27 23 29 30 ( l 2 37 4 5 G 7 S 9 10,7 9 4 5 11 12 13 14 15 1G 177 114 4 IS 19 20 21 22 23 21,7 1114 25 26 27 23 29 30 31 NOV'lt DEC'R PROSPECTUS For a new Democratic Paper at Holly ?fnn"' IVIi., io be called THE GUARD. ROBERT JOSSELYN, Elilcr. Democracy loves the light winch truth s',el upon every subject. It studies no concealing resorts to no temporary expedients, r.Jkr; strictly to first principles. It is founded up iho belief that the people are capable ofsel; government. To this end, it encouiages Gee-; eral Education as the accompaniment ofUcH versal Suffrage. It seeks to enlighten and rc form, and to increase the prosperity and ha(; piness of mankind. Hence, it is the genera patron of the Ne wspaper Press, becauss.throug ! its instrumentality, Ihe greatest amount of use-; ful informationcan be communicated to t!ic greatest number in the shortest tima anJ a' the least expense. Newspapers, well conduct ed, m a free country, exert an almost inca! culablo influence upon tho public mind. T!; mportance, of having, at some central pi:: in North Mississippi, a permanent weekly Jour nal, devoted to the good old cause of Derr ocratic Truth, end expressing the opinion views and feelings of its numerous and intel ligent population, must be seen and acknow'4 edged by, all. From its central position, is'" the midst of ono of the largest and most fer tile counties of the Chickasaw Purchase, th number and character of its inhabitants, tc-v gether with its mail facilities, now ample, b;: soon to ha enlarged, Holly Springs unq:;ef-: tionably presents, equal, if not superior, advas- tages" for the establishment of such a Jour- nal to any other town of the State. It will be the aim of the editor to rcak: his paper what its name would indicate s? Guard to the Constitution cf the State ar, the United States; a Guard to the Domesv . Institutions of the South, which arc guaran teed by those sacred instruments; a Guard tv the Union, and to. the pure fundament; principles of Democracy, which can alonf strengthen, sustain and perpetuate it; and Guard 'also to the literary taste and moral-r of tho community in which it may circula'c'' Arrangements have been made to procurey earliest information of "the proceed;! mo Dtate .Legislature ana of Con to- ly correspondents, both from Jacks ' ington City, have been secure' or will spare no time, Io- necessary o render his - patronage of the v- Tesms Thft-T" fine impe na 1 j' scrihers at C; or 84 at V ber will I 12. mtix If -.lack twho ; comf urro the a religi .unaci there ' Ji no! lions f pure :fmi unfai . band hours feosorj tling ireari hia r whiel; tionl publh the 1ngto: eon? but f try, J citizt and fare i - .iao P But v of T youn it is r Jrpu heal 1 1 jti fi its pc thara enoif cbt X the