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Whode=3slany Statesman,
No. 9, Market-Square, Providence, R 1.
TERMS.—Four Dollars per annum. To those who p:?' in
advance for a year, a deduction of Fifty Cents will le made,
1.7 All cominunications must be addiessed to the publishers,
postage paid,
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Refer to Levi Wheaton, M. D.
John W, Richmond, M. D.
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Oct 13 Boston.
““Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy.
and make the poor of the land to fail.”
The editors and publishers, belicving the
various religious combinations which are, and
have been, entered into in our country,to be
fraught with evils of the first magnitude— that
aational preachers, and national societies,
are both unscriptural and Anti-American—in
asmuch as they endanger our rights and priv
ileges as a free pcople, and enablé artful, am
bitious, and designing men, to lay the foun
dation for the establishment of a NATIONAL
HIERARCHY; which if not opposed, would, at
no distant period, establish a national inquis
ition—are induced to resume the publication
of Plain Truth.
We make no pledges, knowing how little
they would be valued; and will only say, that
while we have strength to wield a pen, we
shall exert every nerve in defence of our free
The puling hypocrites, svho, under the garb
of sanctity, have clothed their backs, and filled
their pockets, with the hard earnings of in
dustrious poverty, will be exposed in all their
naked del‘c))rmity. The lone widow and or
phan will be rescaed from the harpy claws of
fanaticke, who would fain devour them. And
while on the one hand, we shall zealously de
fend pure and undefiled relizion, we shall
spire no pains to unmask and expose that
eraftiest of all erafts, HG*PRIEST-CRAFT.—
The colamns of Plain Truth will be open to
Jly influenced by none. All sectarian con
troversies will be eavefully avoided. We shall
devote our whole souls to the purpose of ex
nosins the *pions frawds™ and corcuptions, of
every sact and denomination. Our imotio shall
Yo 5 The truti, the whole truth, and nothings
Wt the truath.” THE PUBLI-HERS,
Piviadelphia, August, 1727, .
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It will be a collection solely of original Es
says, Tales and Disquisitions, suited to the
taste of the gravest and liveliest reader. They
will be purely American, and executed in the
best typographical style. .
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and delivered to subscribers, on the first of
every month, at four dollars per annumj or
two dollars semi-annually in advance.
N. B. the September and October numbers
may be examined as above. October 10
THOSE who are indebted to the subscri
ber, are hereby informed that all de
mands that remain unpaid, on the first of No
vember next, will be put into the hands of an
attorney for collection,
IN press in this town, and will be published
in 8 weeks, by DOYLE & HATHA
WAY, miniature editions, of the following pop
ular works:—The Castle of Otranto,—Eliza
beth, or the Exiles of Siberia-—Paunl and Vir
ginia—and Sterne’s Sentimeatal Journey.
Oct 6.
'WE, the subscribers, having been ap
pointed by the lon. Court of Probate
of the town of Providence, in the county of
Providence, Commissioners to receive and ex
amipe the claims against the Estate of Thomas
Reynold’s, late of said Providence, deceased,
represented insolvent, do hereby give notice,
that three months, from the 10th of Septgmber,
are allowed the creditors of said estate, to
bring in and prove their respective claims; and
that we will attend for that purpose, at the
store of William Woodward, gr. in said Provi
dence, on the last Monday in September, Oc
tober, and March, at 1 o'clock, P. M. 3
All persons indebted to gaid Estate, are
‘hereby called on to make payment to
September 22.
D FRANCISCO B. CASAS, a native of
o Spain, respectfully informs the ladies
and gentlemen of Providence, that he proposes
to teach the Spanish Language according to
the most approved standard of the royal acade
my of Spain. lis method is simple, and the
langnage may be acquired with ll;u-ility. He
has instructed a large number of ladies and
gentlemen in various cities and institutions,and
his testimoniale will i nish satisfactory evi
dence of their proficiency.
The intercourse botween the great republics
of North and South Ameriea renders the ac
(l!ln!l“fl" of this I\\na'l.lflo ewontially useful,
particalariy to stateamen and merchants who
my ho engaged in d plomatiec or commercial
puranits, and also to such others as may wish
to indilgs in the beant es of Spanish Lterature.
Mr. O, solicits the pablis pationage, and his
Lest oxertions will he directed to give satisfac
tion r\-,vin"l"filv:v may he m wde at Me. Wil
linne, No. 59 1.2 Wedminsior #iroot
Private lossons will be piven at the Lionsos of
pap ils i desired, Qctober 3
Upwards of 3500 copies of this Paper are circulated Weelkly.
FARMER’S, Christian, Rhode-Island, N.
% Enmnland * Farmer’s Almanae, for the
year of our Lord, 1828. For sale by the
groce, dozen or single, lg
Oct. 17. First door west of the biidg:.
‘DN Friday afternoon, a young man, who
calls his name Elijah Fenno, borrowed
of the subscriber, residing in Smithfield, (R. 1.)
a suit of new broadcloth Ciothes, and a new
cotton Umbrella, with which ke has abscond
ed. HMe had been residing in Smithfield for
about four months, and work«w' at the stone
hewing business. He is about six feet high,
thin, pale complexion, downcast look, about
twenty years of age, and has a scar on
his cheek, and another on his throat, A few
days previous to his absconding, be passed
several counterfeit notes.
He left Smithfield in company with an Insh
man named James O'Neal, and probably
travels in company with him.
Whoever will apprehend said thief, and give
such in‘ormation as will lead to conviction,
shall receive the above reward, or one half for
the restoration of the property.,
(g{:\‘,;_ (late Prince & Mille,) have for
B> sale at their old American Nursery,
3 Flushing Landing, near New-York,
a large assortment of the nost approved
American and Euoropean sorts of Apple, Pear,
Peach, Plum, Apricot, Nectrian, Cherry, Al
mond, and Quince Trees, &c¢. The selections
of the varieties and additions are of the most
valuable sorts that can be procured, with a
general assortment of Forest Trees and Flow
ering Shrubs, &c.; Peach Trees—a large
assortment of Peach Trees, of vigorous
growths, and perfectly healthy.
The Fruit Trees offered for sale, are either
grafted or inoculated, and are propagated from
such Exotic or American varieties as have be
come most * celebrated. The prices of the
above Trees have also been reduced. Orders
left or sent at No. 85, Westminster street,
Providence, R. I. (where catalogues may be
had) will be particularly attended to.
October 17 tf
At Nos. 1 and 3 Pawltuxel-strect.
EB ARKER & WARDWELL have just re
i plenished thew stock of Hardware,from
the last importations which, with their former
stock on hand, makes their assortment very
generally complete, which they offer as usual,
on accommodating terms, both for cash or ap
proved credit. Grateful for past favours, they
solicit a continuance. Sept. 26
ZAFFER for sule, a quantity of Black Lead
3. gl‘rv, of a cuperior quality, Also, 2 com
plete assortment of Smith’s celebrated Bench
Plines and Moulding Tools, together with a
veneral assortiment of Hardware, which will
be sold on favourable terma,
Oct, 3.
THE Brewery, under the superintendence
of Holmes & M’Culloch, is now in op
eration, and will continue so during the fall,
winter and spring seasons. They keep con
stantly on hand, a very extensive supply of Ale
and Table Beer, which will be sold on the
most accommodating terms. Families will be
supplied at their doors, by leaving their orders
at the Brewery. Yest constantly on hand, to
supply customers. 8m October 10
Vr HE subzcriber, afier acknowledging with
gratitude the liberzal patronage which he
has hitherto received in Providence, respect
fully gives notice that he has taken the pleas
ant and convenient room, recently occupied by
Mr. Abadie, over 53 Cheapside, which he in
tends opening for classes, on Monday, Octo
ber 16th. All who are desirous to acquire, by
the most expeditious method now in use, a
good, legible and mercantile business hand,
are invited to attend, and can be accommoda
ted either in the day time or evening, at such
hours as would be to them most convenient.
Terms low. For further particulars, please
call on the subscriber at his Writing Room.
Oct 13 J. PARKHURST, Jr.
THE firm Le-etofore existing between the
subscribers, was dissolved on tho Ist of
April, 1827,
Oct. 17.
J UST received by BENJAMIN M. LIND
SEY, at No. 61, Westminster- Row, 20 ca
ses Boots and Shoes, consisting of ladies’ kid,
morocco and prunella Boots; do. kid, moroc
co and prenella Shoes, of various patterns;
misses’ morocco, leather and prunella Shoes;
lads’ and children’s Shoes, Bootees and Boots,
of every description; gentlemen’s calf skin and
neats leather Boots; gentlemen’s and ladies’
India Rubber Over Shoes, a very fine article
for the approaching season,
Oct, 17. 4w,
NER. SUHAFFER respectfully informs his
, fricnds, patrons, and the public gener
ally, that his fail and winter term will com
mence at Franklin Holl, on Tuaesday after
noon, September 11, Young gentlemen who
wish to form a clags for an evening School,
are requesied to call on Mr. Schailer, at his
residence, No. 97, Westminster streel,
August 22, tf.
N'I'()I.EN from the Barnof William Potter,
™ in Cransion, about four wecks since, a
&ddle. It has the name of the maker, ““John
I Smith'® under the outside fold. Whoever
will return the Saddle, and expose the thief,
€0 that he mny be proscmnml to convichion,
shall receive a reward of Twenty-Five Dol.
lare, Information ma. be left at the ofiice of
the Cadet, : October 13
““1 kate him for the lie he spoke,
I hate him for the vow he broke.”” MORTON.
¢ There might have been destiny ; but no
Our hearts deny it ;—and so young, so fair,
Good without effort, great without a foe
e e e e eQO NOW €€ !
How many ties did that stern moment tear !
From thy sires, to his humblest [menial’s] breast
Is linked the electrical chain of that despair,
Whose shock was as an earthquake's, and oppress’d,
The land which lov'd thee so, that none could love
thee best.”
CuiLpe HarorLp, Canto IV,
‘I am indeed surprised,’’ said Stanley, when
he had seated himself by the side of O'Connor
in his private apartment, “ I am, indeed, sur
prised my good friend, to discover that you
should be so blind, and dull, and stupid, as not
to comprehend the meaning of the latter part
of my letter, for its design is as obvious as the
mid-day path to Heaven. But that you shall
no longer doubt, I will now declare to you,
that Maria Hardy has, for gome {wo or three
months, been carrying on an intrigue to de
stroy the affection once placed upon you by
Rosalind, and to incense Ler father against
you—and I am sorry to add, that I fear she
has proved too successful. The deceitful Ma
ria, is not actuated by those pure feelings for
Rosalind which she ought to entertain—she
does not consult her happiness, but for the
sake of pecuniary compensation, she has un
dertaken for Charles Sexton, the accomplish
ment of a design the most bold, and at the
same time, the most infamous, that woman
ever engendered!”’
~ ‘““Stop, stop,”” exclaimed O'Connor hastily,
““and do not, I beg of you, as you value my
friendship, speak in disreputable terms of Ma
ria Ilardy, for to Ler kindness and generosity
am I deeply indebted, and I know that her
lionest heart, is incapable of duplicity or double
dealing. Do not, my dear Stanley, I beg,
speak unkindly of one, who has proved herself
a filend and a benefactor. ¢ And Sir,”’ lLe
continued, elevating his tone, ““ I pledge you
my honor, I will not hear her defamed by any
man, and he who attempts it, makes me his
“Mr. O'Connor,”” said Stanley, I was not
prepared for this warmth, and this rude Jan
guage, and I beg that you will understand, that
though I respect you as my friend, and would
do anything to serve you, I am not to be in
temidated by menacing language, nor can you
look e out of existence. At your request,
and for your information, I undertook to ex
plain, what your dulness could not understand,
and for thus serving you, I am treated indig=
nantl, and frowned upon and menaced! Rut
Sir, I will not neglect my duty, and in the
performance of it, I tell you Sir, that you are
deceived, betrayed, and that Maria Hardy for
the sake of a pecuniary consideration, has un-
dertaken, toalienate the aflections of Rosalind
Villars—-to destroy you in the estimation of her
father; - and since, Sir, you are not disposed to
listen to plain matters of fact, I now aflord
you, that mortifying proof which I would wil
lingly have spared, had you not driven me to
its production! *There Sir,’he added ‘that doc
uwment,may throw some light upon the subject,’
and indignantly handing C’Connor a note,
left“the apartnient, not less angry than his
friend was amazed. O'Connor, with a tremb
ling hand opened the letter, and rcad as fol
Thursday evening, July 3d.
‘¢ Miss Maria Hardy, has the satisfaction of
informing Mr. Charles Sexton, that all ihings
go on to adiniration, and that she has every
reason to belicve that she can, in a few days,
convert Miss Villars’ attachment to O’Connor
into disgust. Miss Hardy, assures Mr. Sexton
that she has been unremitting in her endeav
ours to poison the mind of Rosaland, and her
father, and to cfiect which, ehe has recited a
thousard tales of O'Connor’s imprudencies,and
of his follies, and has succeeded in making
Rosalind believe that he has a wife in Bengal;
—and inshort, that he is a very profligate.
Rosalind was at first sceptical, and it was
with the utmost diflicelty, that Miss ITardy
could prevail upon her to listen to anything
derogatory to O’Connor, but the moment she
conzented to listen to one disreputable story Jier
mind was soon prepared to receive another,and
another, until she swallowed the thousand that
had been prepared for her acceptance; - and
yesterday Miss Haidy had the satisfaction
to hear her exclaim that she was rejoiced that
she had escaped the precipice, on the brink
which he had too long stood, and considered
Lier deliverance from the wiles of O'Connor, a
signal instance of the benevolent interposition
of Heaven. Old Villarg, the old doit, takes
every thing that is prepared for him, even if it
is ratsbane; and the more deadly the poi
gon, the greater his avidity for swallowing it.
Miss Hardy has prevailed upon Rosalind, to
give O'Connor his discharge in a letter, which
has already been forwarded. Associated with
Miss Hardy in this afisir, is an old maiden
aunt, a confirmmed old lecate, who has broken
many a match, and cireulated more scandal,
than the whole of the wnited family of the haek
bites. Hence Mr Sexton may not enfertain the
least fear for the favorable issue of the plot.
Miss Hardy salutes Mr. Sexton, with her as
surances of great respect, and will, in compli
ance with his suggestions, draw upon him to
morrow, forthe sum he proposed.””
o'Co<aor, calmly folded up the letter, and
disposing of it, remarked, **if this be true,
then i« this world formed of eorruption, of vil
lany and erime, und man’s sincerity is but a
name, a vapour, as evaneecent, ae the dew,
For the honoy of the age, and for the credit of
female reputation, I could hope,that this were
a forgery; and I would not willingly believe,
that any one, is capable of so much baseness.
But, it certainly bears strong marks of truth;
but before 1 repose too much confidence in it,
will make further enquiries. I will not be
rash, nor will 1 in a moment be made to be
lieve that Maria Ilardy, is the wretch that this
note would make her, nor will I hastily believe,
that Rosalind, is the weak and fickle girl, that
this document represents.”’ |
Undisturbed, and prepared for the worst
events that the futes could engender, he re
gretted that he had used rude and ofiensive
language in his colloquy with Stanley; and
weary and fatigued, he left the ITotel,and pro
ceeded homewards.
The day had already dawned when he reach
ed his dwelling, and though his faithful Edwin
had suffered from the fatigues of the preceding
day, the affectionate lad had refused to go to
bed, after his rcturn frem the Hotel; and, all
the livelong night, had anxiously watched for
the returm of his master.
On hearing the well known footsteps of O’-
Connor, Edwin ran to the door, and pressing
his hand, gave vent to his feelings, and return
ed a thousand thanks, for the prescrvation of
his master, who, he feared, had met with some
misfortune that detained him so late; and his
pallid countenance, and inflamed eyes, bore
testimony to what he had suffered from the
anxiety and intensity of Lis feelings,
When his master had seated himself, the
timid boy informed him, that on his way home
from the hotel, he was met by a servant of
old Mr. Villars, who, handing him a note, said
that it was necessary that it should be deliv
ered instantly to his master; *“ but,’” continued
Edwin, ““I saw that you was very angry when I
handed you the note at the hotel, and fearing
I might give offence, 1 resolved to keep the
one the servant gave me, until your return;—
and here Sir it is:
O'Connor took it from the hands of the boy
—he recognized the well known hand of Rosa
lind in the manuscript, and pressing it to his
lips for a moment, indulged a hope, that the
contents of Miss ITardy's note, were fulse, or
that the whole was a forgery. Hastily he
broke the seal, and with a countenance,which
depicted the agony of his soul, perused its cold
and mortifying contents.
B . -At Home, July 6th, 1821,
My Deanr Sir.~The contents of this let
ter, may create in your bosom gome surprise,
and the more so, because from the language
employed by me, at our last interview, you Lhad
reason to suppose, that my attachment was not
only sincere, but unalterable; - and I am free
‘o admit, that you had every assurance that I
«guld give, that my existence and my happi
ness depended upon you. But we are not the
governors of our own passions—we are not the
guardians of our own actions,—and the sensa
tions which operate upon us to day, are ofien
lost on the morrow; and that, which we once
loved, before we are aware ofthe change, cre
ates hatred and disgust in our breasts, |
That I once loved you I cannot doubt, and |
if T can believe the assurances of my own
heart, there was a time, when to have pos
sessed you, I would have travelled the world
over, cheerless and forlorn, and reclining on
your bosom, have smiled at our inutual ruin,
and langhed at the frowns and maledictions of
a cold-hiearted world, But I am an altered be
inz;—time which destroys tiie finest fabricks,
prostrates the lofticst temples and introduces
undreamt of events —and overturns the orders
of nature, has produced a radical change in
me; and Ithat once belield in you, all that
was cxcellent and adorable, look upon you
now with cold indifference, and consider you
entitled to nothing but my friendship. Be as
sured that you shall ever possess that;and
I now pray you forget that such a being as I
am, ever existed, ’
For your welfare, you shall ever have my
best wishes; and my prayers shall unremitting
ly agcend to the throne of grace, in behalf of
one, whose welfure I fear I have ruined,
and whose honest and manly heart I have be
Go, I corjure you to some distant region,
far removed from me and mine, and there tak
ing to your bosom some fair one, worthy of your
virtues, «ink in oblivion, the memory of
Rosalind Villars.
On the subject of the impracticability of our
union, I understand my father wrote you yes
terday, and to the contents of his letter, what
ever they may be, I hope you will vield ready
and cheerful compliance, and never again at
temipt to visit our mansion,
I know you will expect a full explanation of
my conduct, and T am aware that you are en
titled to one, but as it is beyond my power to
yield you any thing satisfactory on the subject,
I hope that you will not press me to aflord you
an explanation, but rest satisfied that we have
separated forever. By the return of the bhear
cr of this note, I shall expect areply, containe
ing an ample acquittal of any charges of im
propriety which the world may, in the fulness
ofitsill nature prefer, as well ax an assurance,
that you remain perfectly satisied with my de
At the urgent solicitation of wy father, T
leave town on Thursday the 12th instant, o
remain pomd weeks, and on my return hall be
united in holy wedlock, to Mr, Charles Sex
ton. leend you by the servant, all the letters,
[ have received from yon, and by the same
conveyance, I hope you will hand me mine. 1
salute you with my assurances of «incere re
spect, and, very truly lam your most obodient
To H. O’ConNonr, K.
It was evident, from the appearance of the
note, that the writer suilered from the impnlees
of her feolings, when it was dictated, and it
was easily perceived, that the paper had been
wet with the tears of the author. This, nnde
niable proof of remaining attachment, afforded
eome consslationte O'Connor: bat a. lie was
difl[:nscd to assume an air of manliness, he
wrote the following formal, and aflected, cool
reply. .
At iny Lodgings, July Tth 1821,
Mrss Vinrans.—Your note of lust evening
was handed me early this morning by yourser
vant, and I hasten to aflord you a speedy re
ply. Your requests, so far as they are connec
ted with your wishes, expressed and implied,
that I shall discontinue my visits to the Kouae
of your father, shall be complied. with, with
out a murmur and without a complaint,
Conlmry to your expectations, your letter
has not created in my bosom, the least sus
pense, and I assure you, that I have long been
prepared to mcet and to receive its contents,
The world, and I, have long been at variance,
and [ am prepared to meet the worst fate that
can be assigned me by IHeavenj;—and I now,
without a pung of* regret, surrender all claims
I ever had to your alicctions, to Mr. Charles
Sexton, the gentleman of your choice—the
gentleman of your father’s selection. I return
to you your letters, and salute you with my as
surances of respect. and am, your obedient
To Miss Rosarninp ViLLARS.
We invite the attention of the lovers af wit,
ingenuity and geaius, to a perusal of the fol
lowing ecssay, written by a lady, and forward
ed to uz, through the Post-Oflice. It will rich
ly repay the rcader for the time consumed in
perusing it——it will afford Liim a fine treat.—
Whilst we are speaking of the communication,
we must not forget the author, ““Clare;” and
we beg leave to assure her, that we shall al
ways be proud of her ecorrespondence, and
hope that she will favor us with her produc
tions, as often as she can make it convenient
to do so:
Dear My, Editor.— Being an advqeate for
the right of * universal sufirage’ of woman’s
pen, I must request the favor of some corner
i your vaper, being spared for the following
attempt, to show that literature is not alto
gethier defunct in the country, as some of your
city Editors, would persuade their readers. In
the sketch which I send, I assure you, thero is
nothing which can shiow any deviation from
that rigid path of trath, which Editors are pro
verbial for parsuing; ang as it was made mere
ly to trifle away an otherwiso dull hour, 1 am
persuaded that its pubfication, will never oflend
the feelings of any one, who may think they
come among the dejeeted anthors,
You doubtless have heard of Cunigunda an
lier lovers; and unwilling to be outdone by auny
one in proving the sincerity of the sex, I de
termined that each one who aspired to my fa
vor, should write in verse, in an Album I had
that day procured; and I communicated my in
tention 1o those interested. By this method 1
presumed 1 could discover the sincerity of their
professions, and at the same time, form fome
idea of the talents of those whom 1 had always
considered, without doubt, the wits of the vil
lage. An cvening was fixed for the trial, and
cach one appeared rejoiced to think that he
should gain as complete a victory over his ri
vals as did Hector over Patroclivs, or Achilles
over Hector. At last, the wishied for hour ar
rived, and not even Juno, when presiding at
the feast of the gods, felt half the pleasure
I could that evening boast of, as mistress of
the Fete.
The Albmn was first presented to a wort'y
Divine of tne village, who had lately come all
the way on foot from the ¢ land of wooden tur
nip seeds and patent corn-shellers,” coneeiving
that Le had had a * call’* to *“ preach the gos
pel unto every living creature.” To him was
allotted the honor of writing the dedication,
and afier as many bows, *“ expressive of his
gratitude and thanks for the honor conferred
upon him,”* as ever were known to be made by
the candidate elect, at a cencus mceeting, he
“tuned his lyre” and thus begani—
The little bees they fly abroad,
Gathering from the poses,
A hounteous store, a rich reward—
Strolen from the roses.
And when winter’s Llasts infold,
The evergreens of nature
They hive them up safe from the cold,
And feast upon their treasure.
Then go my Album, Lke the bee,
Go call at friendship’s door,
Nor pass the pen that favours thee
T thou ean’st call no wore.
When far in distant elimes mav dwell,
Or entombed we are slecping
My little Albnm then shall tell,
Of whom I’m reflecting .
Afier being finishied, it was read by the au
thor himself, and recewed with deafewing
shouts ol applause, similar to those, which on
a public day, issue from the audience of a
Merry Andrew.
The book was then oficred by turns fo sev
eral gentlemen of Jistinguished literary ae
quirements, but each appeared unwilling for
his ¢ trifle’® to come near the ** Dadication,”
actuated undoubtedly by that timidity which
restrains even a pretty girl from venturing into
the company of a reigning belle, with whom
ghe fears, a comparison cannot appear, other
wise than to her disadvantage.
At iast, one more bold than the rest, con
gidering that he stood a good chance to ac
guire notoriety, by appeanng in company with
a Calvinistie Minister, remarked, that although
Le could not lay clann to any inventive genius,
yet he reckoned he could write a parody as
well as the best of them, and with the consent
of the fiir owner of the work, he would insert
one entitled
I'he laeses they all gad about,
Secking for their lauses;
Aud never mind when they soont,
Anv thing about their e/otheses.
Lt ‘whv-n fl_my 9“ married are,
With hushands to therwr pature,
Coolers, and petticonts they weat,
Aad go abroad at lasure.
Then Molly po, like those who My
”‘.\ l_vitn sock oa'lania g
Feom every farmoer’s barn sapply
Abundantly thy all wants.
An'! when in P‘P_flffln'u He'de ven ram,
Cr on ngh grass are po hog-=
Pray think of those you've left at home,
That they’d your hieart be touching.
Unfortunately for the first author, this was
esteemed far more classical and cl:rut "bfi:
his—as not one of the classical writers w
which I was acquainted, made mention of an
*“ Album;’’ but we have Ovid ip our suppors of
the Cow. e thercfore obtained permission
and inserted the following, which, although
not teeming with classical allusions, would afs
ford a rich treat to those who never read Qs
sian and M'Fingal:—
Go littie herald hie afar,
" @o seek the pen of friendship ; s
And from the g‘:m of memory’s star,
Bring sweeter days for me yet,
And when Aurora’s bloom is fled,
And earth’s now fading blossom—
When friends are numbered with the dead,
Or clse are most forgotten=—
I’ll gaze npon the sacred lines
That gild thy little pages;
And think I ouce had friends indeed,
Though lost in carlicr ages.
This, the avdience declared incapable of be
ing surpassed by the pen of any one then pres
ent, and all came to a resolution, to withdraw
tneir claims on my favor. This was a sad re
golve for me, for I ha.e no way of filling my
Albumn, save by their assistance—and unless
you furnish me with a new chanunel from whence
to derive ‘““sacred lines” te “ gild its httle
pages,”” I shall be forever miserable.
EcceNTricitY.o~There is a deal said in
this world about the eccentricity of mortals;
and if we but look carefully over the lives of
those, who have been fained for their eddity,
we will find, that in nine cases out of ten, ee
centricity, is rather affeeted than real. A
young man of the name of Washington, a na=
tive American, and, as we believe, a graduate
of Yale College, some two or throe years ago,
abjured his native country, gnd entered the
service of Greece. e was chivalrous, brave,
and ambitious; and a few months before his
demise, publishied a manifesto of his abjura~
tion, and avowed his hostility towards his na
tive country. The last scenes of his life, are
reported below, by a writer, apd & correspond
ent, whose leiter was originaily published im
the Middletown, Connecticut, Sentinel:
““Mr. Washington, who arrived at Napol#
from France, since we left there, was mortally
wounded by a ghot from the Pallimedos, (the
castle) while defending a battery, the com
mand of which had been assigned him by Trip
peuwally. Ile was taken on board the Asia,
and died soon after. The shot which struck
him took oil his right hand, and caried away
a part of his hip-bone. He was asked by the
oflicers of the Asia, a short time before his
death, if he had any message or legacy he
wished to leave; he replied in a few moments,
he had one—his curses wpon his country!—
The name he bore is the common property of
every American; it is by them beloved and
Lonored; who could have believed it would
cver have been disgraced by a death-bed curse,
upon that country which gave it birth, and
under such circumstances, among strangers,
and on board an English man-of-war.”
Remarks. There was something in the
history of this misguided young man, equally
singular and offensive. For reasons known to
himself, some four or five years ago, he quitted
the naval service of the United States, and
from professed feeling of patriotism, entered
the service of Greoce, and recently abjured
his native country, and avowed his utter detes~
tation of all that bore the least affinity tor
Awmerica. If we mistake not, he was a native.
of Virginia, and a relative of the illustrious:
Washington, the father of the country. It is
not unlikely, that the madness and fbolly,,
which he evinced in his last hours, was pro=
duced wy the workings of a fevered braing
—the [unnatural action of an expiring man-.
inc. Buat poor fellow, he is dead, and Jet
the grave hide in obscurity his errors and his
follies, and let his memory be forgoiten by
all, who revere the name of WAsHING~
We should be unmindful of the duty we owe
to pasterity, to ourselves, and our country, iff
we were to omit to notice, and review, at
length, an article, published in the newspaper,
issaed from the cosner each and every Wed
nesday and Saturday, by Captain Josiah Jones,
and the William Simons, Esguire—the finss,
a Military Chicftain, the other, en ex-Justice
of the Peace, cx-memberof the Legislatese of
Rliode-Tsland, and an excellent judge of every
kind of cookery, from a clam chowder, upto a
snapping turtle soup.
The article to which we shall presently di
rect the attention of the reader, is as we un
derstand, the united eflort of Messrs. Jones &
Simong, and their fourand twenty adherents
and adviders, and contains so much of the pur-
Attic salt, double refined Verjiice, brimstéone
and red pepper, that it is impossible that n
should escape vs, and the impractieability of
ita escaping our notiee, is rendered the more
certain, from the circwnstanee, that it was
written, by the four and twenty, for our espe
cial benefit and behalf,
Ii commonces, as all the writings of U.ose
gentlemen do, with eoft, yet dignified words,
indited by the hand of a master, and conmit
ted to paper, by a man, who unlike ourselver,
knows low to handle his impiement better than
a buteler does a laneet, and after indulging in
a thousand moral and pious reflections, pro<
coeds to offer a fow remarke, on the subject of
the Piecz, amd to speak most srgely, learneds
NO, 54.

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