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YOL. 11.
Rhovr=Xulany Statcsman,
No. 9, Market-Square, Providence, R 1.
TERMS.—~Four Dollars per annum. To those who pl{y in
advance for a year, a deduction of Fifty Cents will be made,
7 All comunications wmust be addressed te the publishers,
postage paid,
TIIE subscriber will open a School at his
school room, No. 53, North Main-street,
on Wednesday next, Oct, 24, in which will be
taught Orthography, Reading, Writing, Arith
metie, t:ook-keeping, (single and double en
try,) Surveying and Navigation, together with
English Grammar, Geographv, History, and
the Greek and Latin Languages. From his
experience as an Instructor, he tlatters himself
he shall be able to give satisfaction. As the
number of Bcholars will be limited, he hope
the advantage tothe scholars derived from this
circomstance, will be appreciated by his em
ployers. Tae price of tuition will be %4 per
quarter, for coinmon branches-—for higher
branches, to $B, according to their studics.—
An Evening School will likewise be commen
ced by the subscriber, on the evening of the
same day, at which Navigation, Surveying,
and any or all the above branches will be
The subscriber is obligingly permitted to re
fer to Benjamin Clifford and Joseph 8. Cooke,
Esqs. Agplication may be made to the In
structor, at his School Room, or at Miss Lew
is’ Boarding House, North Main-street.
Oect. 20, 3t. DYAR T. HINCKLEY.
A Christmas, New Year’s and Easter Of
fering, for 1828,
THE subscribers, encouraged by the flat
tering reception of the Memorial for
1827, have made arrangements for fpublishing
a similar volume on an enlarged plan, and in
the most elegant style. The work will be
printed in the best manner, on a vellum folio
post paper of the most delicate hue and tex
ture, with a new bourgeois type.
The work will consist, entirely, of original
productions in prose and verse, illusirated by
a number of embelishments. It will contain
nearly 400 pages, and be issued under the
editorial direction of Mr. Freperic S. HiLL,
The publication will be simultaneous, at
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Provi
dence, early in November.
Conprrions. Retail price, $2 50. For
25 copies, twenty-five per cent. discount, at
four months. For 50 copies, twenty-five per
cent. discount, at six months, For 100 copies
one third discount, at six months,
Boston, October 19
HAS Removed from Whitman’s Block,and
taken an Office in Hydraulion-street,
Oct 20
THE subscribers have formed a connexion
in business, under the firm of SLATER,
WARDWELL ¥ CO. and have taken the
store occupied by George 8. Wardwell & Co.
No. 4, Weet Water-st.
Oct. 20. JA 3t.
THE subscribers having made a different
arrangement in their business, request all
persons with whom they have unsettled ac
counts, to adjust the same as séon as practica
ble. GEO. 8. WALDWELL & CO.
Oct, 20. 3t.
Or the General Restoratives of Ladies’ Dress
and Gentlemen's Clothing, of every de-
seription of color and quality, without do
ing the least injury to either.
r_l‘ HE above composition,so justly celebrated
in Europe, and also in the principal cities
and towns in the United States; the former,
the Vegetable Oil, for its superior quality in
extracting oil, or grease of any kind, also,
paint, tar, &c. from gentlomen’s Clothing,
and woollen cloth and carpeting of every de
scription; restoring the same to their former
condition, without doing the least injury to
either quality or color; and is eminently useful
to sea-faring men and travellers, it possessing
the singular quality of washing in sea ot salt
water, a 3 well as any other soap can do in
rain water; and will be found a sovereign rem
edy for scurbutic and other eruptions of the
face and skin. !
And the latter, the Imperial Renovator, for
its very extraordinary qualities in extracting
spots or stains caused by grease, oil, or soil of
any kind, from silke, sattins, merinos Canton
crapes, bombazines, and ladies’ dresses of evory
.descriptien; restoring the same to their former
«condition, without doing the least injury to
either gloss, color, or quality, let the same
‘be whatever it may, and in most cages in a
very few minutes too, without the aid of any
‘kind of liquid, heated irons, or any thing else;
and may be left upon silks of the moat delicate
colors, for whole months together, with the
greatest safety; and is now most respeetfully
offered for sale, for a few days only, at Mrs.
Easton's Boarding-House, Providence.
It is requested that any lady or gentleman,
who entertains any doubt of the superior ex
cellenee of the above named composition, will
bring any of their garments, stained as above
described, for trial; and the same will be re
moved in their presence, gratis; and the most
satisfactory ‘rrnofs given that the practice of
sending fine dresses,on account of such stains,
to the Dyer's, roay in such cases be dispensed
with. Mre. T. makes the above request,
that ladies and gentlemen may be able to
distingtish the ’me'ne articles from the nu
merous counterfeits that are imposed upon the
public under the above titlos. It may be had
at all timos by wholesale, of the subscriber,at
Mns, EasToN’s.
A very liboral allowance will be made to
cne person in each town, who may purchase
to sell again. J. TRENCH,
Oct. zfi. Inventor and Manvfacturer.
Upwairds of 3500 copies of this Paper are circulated W'eekly.
Now is the time to buy Dry Gaods cheap at
RETAIL, at COST only.
W' M. J. MASON, being about making a
different arrangement in his business,
will sell at Retail at Cost for CASH,
Oct 13:
No. 2, Souru MAIN STREET,
HAVE just received, a handsome assort
ment of blue, black, and drab Broad
cloths, suitable for the approaching winter
scason, together with a full supply of Cassi
meres, Vestings, Plaids, and every other ar
ticle usually found in a Merchant Tailors’
Store, all of which will be sold on the most
liberal and accommodating terms,
Constantlv on hand, a large assortment of
Ready Made Clothing,
October 10 tf.
- L
'B' SMALLY, has just reccived at his
@ o Clothing Establishment, a prime assort
ment of blue, black, olive, brown and mixed
Broadcloths and Cassimeres; Vestings, new
ane elegant patterns; a few pieces drab Duf
fils, Kerseys, Plaids, Camblets, Bockings, &ec.
On hand —An extensive assortment ef Ready
Made Clothing, of every discription, made in
the best and most durable manner; and in the
latest style, which will be sold for cash, at
prices that cannot fail to suit customers.
October 3
HAS just received and is now opening a
complete assortment of rich Fancy and
Staple Goods, which will be sold at a small ad
The following are a selection of the arti
Linen cambric Pocket Handkerchiefs; Long
Lawns; Swiss Muslins; round cornered Hand
kerchiefs; Mull Muslins; Secotch Plaids; red
Mantles; Hosiery; broad belt Ribons, plaid
and striped; bracelet Ribons; Love Ribon;
an assortment of Silks; Russia Diapers; flag
Handkerchiefs; habit Trimmings; black lace
Veils; grass Linen; Ginghams; table Linens;
British Shirtings; white silk Gloves; black silk
Stockings; fine black worsted Hose; Bomba
zetss, plainand figured; Bombazines; Vestings;
chi).ren’s Gloves;- lace Edgings; red silk
Handkerchiefs; white Jean; India Satin; Pon
gees; Concan and Crape; Nankin; ladies’
Pocket Books; fine brown Linen; flat cotton
Braid; black silk Cord; Elasticks; steel
Busks; whitesilk Gloves; white pressed Crape;
checked and striped Muslins; Bandanna Hund
kerchiefs; Black Crape; French grass Hand
kerchiefs; cotton stay Laces; Furniture Cali
cos; an assortment of Hosiery; Wash Gloves,
superior quality; gentlemen’s black silk Cra
vats; a variety of Shawls; Fancy Boxes; Broad
cloths; Sewing Silk; Cambrics; Oil Cloth; la
dies Pelise Cloths; silk and cotton Umbrellas;
Queenscloth; silk Velvet; imitation Linen
Cambric; Flannels of every description. With
a variety of other articles, suitable for the sea
son. October 13.
I'IORSE & DRAPER, No. 9, Market st.
West Side, will open this morning, a su
perd lot of Clothe, Cassimeres, Duflils, Lyon
Skins, Plaids, real goat’s hair Camblets,Bock
ings, Flannels, &c. the most of which were
purchased at the New York auctions, the last
week, and will be gold at a smal! advance for
cash or good paper. Likewise, one case bang
up Cords, a real stout article; plain Manches
ter olive Cravats; elegant black and colored
Italian Cravats; rich silk, striped and figured
velvet Vestings; toilinet and Valencia ditto;
Swiss plaid Cravats, large size; patent spring
Suspenders; common ditto; Woodstock, buck,
and castor Gloves; lambs’ wool and worsted
Hose and half Hose; French cotton Drawers,
a good article: lambs’ wool Shirts; Gurnsey
I'rocks; Comforters; Canton Flannels; green,
crimson and black Bombazetts; plain and fig
ured heavy floor cloth Baize; Tartan Plaids,
at the lowest prices; a few pieces of fine un
dressed Ginghams, 5-4 wide; a few pieces of
fashionable Prints. With a variety of other
articles too numerous to mention, all of which
are offered at the lowest market prices.
On hand, a large assortment of Ready
Made Clothing.
Gariments cut and made to order, at short
notice, and every article warranted to fit,
September 26 tf
'I ARCHAR & HATCH, No. 8, Market-
B 4 Square, have just received, a full and
fashionable supply of Fall and Winter Goods,
purchased in New York, which they now ohLer
for sale —among which are
Super blue, black, brown, olive, steel mixed,
green and claret BROADCLOTHS, of every
shade. Blue, black, drab, white, buff, mixed
and brown CASSIMERES.
Drab Fearnaughts and Duflils; green Bock
ings and Serges; Flannels; lambs’ wool and
worsted Shirts and Drawers; beaver, dog, and
buckskin Gloves, toilenet, corded, silk, striped
Valoncia Vesiings (a very superior articra;)
plain black, and striped silk, and silk Vest
ings; Hosiery of every description; Cravat
Pads (a new article;) superior tlag and ban
danna Handkerchiefs; brown Linens; Duck,
Tilloting, and Paddings; patent Springs for
Vests. tf. October 7.
rrms DAY published, and for sale by
HUTCHENS & CORY, No. 1, Market
street, an Essay on the right of a State to tax
a body corporate, considered in relation to the
present Bank tax in Rhode Island—by Joseph
K. Angell. ** No necessity ean vindicate what
is in iteelf unjust, nnd no public advnntage can
compensate a breach of publie faith.”" ITal
ter ScoM. Oct. 20,
8 Piano Fortes, of a superior tone and work
manship, for sale as cheap as they can be
found in the country. L. D. CHAPIN.
Oct 20
No. 69, Westminster-Row,
Direct from New York.
New and Fashionable
““I hate him for the lie he spoke,
I hate him for the vow he broke.”” MORTON.
¢ There might have been destiny ; butno
Our hearts deny it j—and so young, so fair,
Good without effort, great without a foe
———— e e e all NOW there !
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.””
Edwin, notwithstanding the fatigue he had
suffered,was dispatched to the dwelling of Ros
alind, with " the letter, with orders to deliver it
to no one, but her to whom it was addressed,
and to notice particularly her deportment, and
to report correctly, whatever she might say to
him, and to say, that noreply was necessary,
and to refuse peremptorily, any thing she
might ofler.
In the meantime, O'Connor, partook of a tri
fling repast, which had been prepared for him
by the housekeeper; and, then throwing him
self upon a couch,sought in vain for that repose,
which was essential to the welfare of his disor
dered spirits, and distracted brain. ““But sleep,
gentle sleep, nature’s soft nurse,”” refused to
*“ weigh his eyelids down,’’ and rising frem his
bed of torture, he sallied forth to the street,
and resolved to wander around the margin of
the bay, and seck consolation, in reviewing
those joyous scenes, which had been the solace
of his carlier days, and amid which,he had of
ten, partaken of the sweets of those joys,which
are allowed to sublunary life.
He had net proceeded far on his promenade,
when he saw Edwin hastily returning from the
mansion of Rosalind;—and, as the guiltless boy
approached him, he trembled with fear, and
prayed for the forgiveness of his master.
*“ Forgive you my dear boy!”’ said O’Connor,
‘“ and pray what have you done,that youshould
thus vehemently implore my forgiveness.’’
““ What have I done, said Edwin,”” and a
tear glittered in his soft blue eye, as le said
it; ‘I have disobeyed your orders, and have
brought to you a note from Miss Villars, which
I suppose is in reply to your letter—and you
know ,you charged me not to receive anything
at her hands.’ ‘
“ And why Edwin,”” said O’Connor, have
you broken my orders; why did you not, re
fuse to accept the note, and tell Miss Villars
for me, that nething could be accepted from
one, who has proved herself ungrateful, un
kind and hypocritieal.* ¢I did, replied the
affrighted boy, indeed I did Sir, but, then she
talked o kind, and looked so good, and so
unhappy, that I loved her, and I could not
refuse anything she demanded. When I told
ber, that my master said that he would not re
ceive a letter from hLer, and that he never
wished to hear from her again, she clasped her
hands as if in the agony of distress, and dis
pare,—and she wept aloud;—The tear rolled
from her once laughing blue eye;—she said
that without you the world were a barren
waste, a dreary wilderness;—and then she sob
bed, and sighe?, and sighed and sobbed again,
and looked so piteously, that if I had not have
listened to her, my heart must have been cal
lous, and dead to those lively sensations which
my God, my mother, aud my bible, have ever
taught me te cherish! ¢ And oh Sir,” he con
tinued, ¢ if you had have seen her, I am sure
youtoo would have wept, and pitied the sufler
ings of one, whose heart is good, and who is as
pure as the angels.’
The vehemence anl earnestness, with which
the boy delivered himself—the tender emo
tions he displayed —the generous sentiments he
expresscd,—and the deep anxiety he manifest
ed, all combined, were not without their ef
fect on the mind of O'Connor, and clasping
him to his bosom, *give me the letter my
young Murcury,’ Tie exclaimed, ¢ and forever
after, possess the best feclings of iny heart, and
the best wizhes of my nature. Be not alarm
ed, Edwin, but believe me your acts meet
my approbation and applause, and henceforth,
look upon me, not as your master, but as your
parent and only benefactor.’
The lad, overwhelmed with joy, clasped his
hands in extacy, and handing the letter to his
master, returned to the dwelling, and thanked
the gods, that confided him to the protection
of so good u friend and beneflactor,
oO’Conner, yet anxious and fearful, lest the
note might not centain what Edwin led him to
believe it did, for a monent hesitated to open
it, but at length he broke the scal, and unfold
ing the pacquct, read the following:
Wednesday morning, July 8, 1821.
My pean Sir - Although, from the con
tents of my letter of yesterday, I had no right
to expect, any other renly than the one I re
ceived, still I must confess, that I had hoped,
that one quite ditierent would have been for
warded; and you cannot judge, what were my
feelings, when I read its conmtents.
That my letter wase cloar and explicit I can
not, and will not deny, and that it held me up
to you,in all the hideowsness of bhypocritical de
formity, I ar ready to admit; but still bslieve
me Mr. O'Connor, it breathed not one of the
sentiments or emotions of my heart. That it
may not appear singular to you, that such a
letter should have borne iy signature, it will
be noecessary to inform you, that it was not by
me indited, and that [ protestod as long as !
CuiLpe HaroLp, Canto IV,
tears and protestations could avail me, against
affixing to it my signature. But at length,
pressed by my father, and urged by Maria
Hardy, for the sake of obtaining momentary
peace, I copied it, placed to it my signature,
and it came to you as the original production
of my pen, and as breathing my sentiments
and wishes,
The reverse, of all that note contains,are my
feelings, and I pledge you my honor, that that
attachment which I manifested for you in my
early youth has not abated, and that you are
the object, in whom tha whole of my aflec
tions are centered.
Mr. Sexton, though he has been unrcmitting
in his solicitations, has had no reason to sup
rose,thnt I will ever reciprocate his pretended
ove,and I have frankly told him,thatmy heart
is !;Indged to another,
‘o do away the evil reports, that may reach
you, through a malignant world, I inform you,
that on one or tw o occasions, for the sake of
gratifying my father, I have consented to be
seen publicly in the company of Sexton; and
watched as I have been, I have been fancied
to assume an air of gaiety and good humour,
when my heart bled within me, and I bave
panted for release.
My father's hostility towards you, each day
increases, and he has avowed, if you attempt
to visit us again, he will proceed to violent
measures agamnst you; andjtherefore, however
unwilling, I may be to say what I must say, I
have to beg, that you will not again approach
our mansion.
Of my sincerity and attachment, rest assur
ed; and though for the present we must be sep
arated, live Henry, and hope as I do, that the
day will yet arrive, when we shall meet, and
fondly meeting, smile at past unpleasantries.
forget our woes, live upon our mutual joys,
and never sigh or murmur more.
My father, apprehensive as he is, that Imay
consent to an clopement, has directed me to
leave the town to day, instead of waiting to
the twelfth instant, and in obedience to his
wishes, | have already made arrangements for
my departure, and to day, at 12 o’clock, ac
companied by Miss Hardy, wlho is to actin
the capacity of a £py upon my conduct, I take
passage for New-York in the Steamn Boat,
from which place you shall hear from me,by the
returning mail. Until then adieu, and believe
me my good O’Connor, to be yous forever tru
ly and devotedly,
To H. o’Connor, Esq.
“ What in the name of Heaven, what can
all this mean,'’ said O'Conncr, as as he closed
the letter, ** can it be possible, that she who
signed the letter of yesterday, can be the au
thor of this; can I be sleeping or waking—do
I dream, or am I lookirg upon real objects.—
Indeed, I know not how to proceed;~—it is pos
sible that this letter is a forgery, and that some
one has attempted (o impose upon my credu
lity, and to enkindle in my bosom, Liopes which
never can be realized! And was I born to be
the sport and the dupe of the whole world! Am
I the silly thing that can be imposed upon with
} impunity—am I a madman or an idiot, that
thus the world will trifle with my better na
ture, and sport with mine infirmitics! But
let’s sce! Rosalind departs at 12 o’clock, and
whether she intends to trifle with me, or to
convey the real and unpretending scnsations
of her heart, this note perhaps requires a re
ply, and it shall have onc—Dbut in it I will
teach her, that I am not to be made the sport
of a giddy girl, and that though my heart hangs
on her with a fondness bordering on madness, J
still I can preserve that manliness and dignity, |
without the preservation of which,l should i
justly be entitied to the contempt and united
odioum of the whole world. l
We again welcomo ¢ Crara’ to our col
umns, and are gratified to notice the very hap
py manner, in which she hits off the folly of
many a mother, who is too oflicious, in s{.iv
ing to make what they call a good match for
their daughters. Many a parent, has becn
Jefi in a similar ridiculous posture, by indulg
ing in an overweening fonduess for their off
spring. The essay is worthy of the particular
attention of every parent.
Oh! Disappointment, what a haggard jade—
How many fools and idiots hast thou made.
There is said to be a time for every thing—
a time 18 assigned for birth, marriage and di
vorcement —and many other things too numer
ous to be included here; but the greatest epoch
in the hfe of a young gitl, is the time when she
is considered old enough to go into the coni
pany of men; when, as it may be said, she 1s
at Liberty to suit her own taste n dress, and
wear a brown rufl, even it her mother prefers
white—which she never was allowed to do
My own ‘“ appearance’’ proves the truth of
this assertion—my sister Isabel, who was two
years my senior, having at last given her hand
I to her worthy admirer, 1 was allowed to seek
my fortune, as my dear mama termed it, among
the lads, She had always, from prudential
motives, kept me from the routes which my
sister had frequented, under pretence of my
being too young and inexperienced to be al-
Jowed to stay out after nine o’clock—but as |
have eince learned, she was apprchensive lest
my charms (for, without egotisin, I can assert
I was very pretty) should make an impression
on some of the numerous lovers, which my sia
ter, being what the world would call a co
quette, kept constantly in her train, for it was
but three weeks previous to her nmuarriagoe, sue
made public her preference for the Parish
Clerk. But be that as it will, I had never be- ‘
fore appeared in a public ball-room, and prob
ably should have been excluded fiom it at the
time I mention, did not one circumstance greats
ly facilitate my debut into the fashionable
A fow days previous, a new schoolmaster
had arrived m town, and was engiged at the
village Seminary. Every one was anxious to
ascertain hig rank in society, and expectations
in lite, and curiosty was ‘on tip-toe at that
tune. It was expeeled he would honor the
t | Ball with his presence, for in a country town,
»| @ schoolmaster is a somewhet more dignified
v | personage than from the treatment one re
-7 | ceives in a city, would be supposed—heo is no
, | less than the third personage in the commu
| nity—first we reckon the minister, then the
| parish clerk, and then follows the school
' My mother, who had anxiously been on the
| look out for a *“ good match’’ for me, as she
| termed it, now thought her time was at hand
| to become mother-in-law to Timothy Plummet,
.| kisq. as he was called, and accordingly she
ordered me to get myself ready, to attend the
- { Ball that evening.
. Imagination is better than words to describe
| | my joy on this occasion, I kissed her over and
| over again, till she petulantly told me to get
to my room and dress. And now, imagine me
)| at my toilet—l had every thing, but could fix
, | upon nothing. One gown was too gay, another
(| was too plain, and a third wae rumpled. At
y | length I chose one which I thought would ans
1| wer; it was a pink-red satin—-but on appear
1| ing before my mother, she bade me take it
, | immediately off, and put on my white flouncer.
) Fancy me now in the ball-room.—Every one
was inquiring *“ who is she ?** and not until my
y | mother had satisfied their interrogator'es was I
t | allowed to be seated. The dancing began,
t | and as mama had planned, Mr. Plummet led
r | me up the first dance —'.>w | made out I know
[ | not; [ was sensible of nothing else but that my
1 | eyes were fixed upon the floor, and although
my partner said many fine things to me, yet
- | they were all disregarded. After the cotillion
- | was ended,my mother scolded me for appearing
y | 80 gawky, and threatened, that unless I acted
| , diflerent, I should never go out again, Witk
. | this ringing in my ears, I attempted to make
.| myself familiar, but was onl, partially suc
: At last, the ball broke up, and I was waited
| upon home by the schoolmaster, much to the
| satisfaction of mama, who now looked upon
, | the match as certain, and ¢even ventured that
- | evening to promisc several of the ladies at the
. | party, an invitation to the wedding.
. Mr. Plummet, was now a constant visitor at
, | our house, and attended me on all occasional
, | excursions, but still he made no mention of
y | love. This was a sad alloy to the happiness
) ‘ of her, who had been at all the pains to intro
. | duco together a pair formed by Ifeaven for one
another; but on hearing him one day discourse
on the pleasures of matrimony, she no longer
doubted that he immediately would declare
| | himself—and determined to write to a friecnd
of hers who lived in the town he came from,
|| and inqnire concerning his fortune and stand.
| ing in life. From him, she learned that he
_ | was a man of tolerable fortune, honest and in
dustrious, but had a ““ WiFE AND TUREE
, ComprLAINTS AND TrßOUßLES.—Scarcely
| a day passes over our heads, without affording
| us some trifling trouble, anc a goodly quantity
|of complaints. If we say a civil thing of a
| coteporary, he complaing because we were
\ \ not still more civil, and if we utter a rude word
1 | in relation to anotker paper, we the next day
t | receive a hearty scolding, with many a hard
- | rap over the knuckloe. Mr. Woodworth, the
t | excellent American poet—and we admire him,
| | because he is a printer and a self-educated
) | genius—has at last made his complaint, which
;| is contained in the last number of the New
.| York Mirror, and thus it reads:
‘““ The Bucket.—We aro not sure that our
| friend W'ood.worlh intcnded the following letter
for publication; but we have not time to com
! ply with the concluding request in any other
| way, than by giving it verbatim:”’
i’ “The Literary Cadel is an excellent semi-weekly pape,
[ published hy Mewr Smich & Parmenter, in Providence, Rhode
| Lsland, and we have ever heenvery highly pleased with its con
tents, until the lait number came to hand, dated October 10—
Pecheps our own “excessive moadesty” wonld have induced us
to pass the oljectionahie article in sileuce, were it vet caleu
| pted (however uninteationl!y) to produce a wrong impression
. on the miads of soinc reador . Wealtule to that arti-le whi h
: iatreduces our little sonyg of dhe Zaokety in which the editor ea
presses himsell as follows:
v “We think eue correspondent is in error, in aseribing the
production to the pen ot Paulding. 11 we aice not mistaken, i
was wiitten by \l’u.»-lu‘.:.lh, aund was one of the hunl ed
' PARODILS that w.orc weoitten a'ant the same time on a very
popudar song, To s asitis a pacody, it is not_very agrees
able, though we think it possesses as much merit as paio lies
goeucrally do. But Livis purodics and prrsy heaven protect uel”
| The word parody is thus defined by Doctor
Jolinson: *“ A kind of writing. in which the
words of an wuthor, or his 2houghts,are taken,
and, by a slight change, adopted to some new
purpose.”’ Now, the little production in ques.
tion, was written on a hot day in the suzuner
of 1817, and imwmediately published in the Re
publican Chronicle of this city, I the editor
of the Cadet will be kind enough to point out
, a smgle thought or cxpression contained in
| this song, that ever appeared in print previous
| to that date, we will ccknowledge the song
to be asparody—not clse, Parodies on the
Bucket, we know, have since appeared with
ot number, such as the Blankel, by a lady of
this city; the Bible that lay on the stand, &ec.
We may be accused of giving an undue impor
tance to o triiing an allair, But, as the Le
vite said, ** Ye have taken away my gods—
what have I more ?** It is killng the poor
man’'s oaly lamb, Itis blighting the only fresh
leaf o our little sprig. We speak in the plu
ral number, George, bocause we are editors,
The fact is, this Litle FPucket of ours has been
bandied about strangely. John Bull elaimed
it, within six months after it appeared, and it
ran through the Lnglish Magazines as the pro
duction of Wordsworth, This we considered
as a compliment. The next thing we saw of
it wasin a Soutbern paper, as the production
of our comntryman, Paulding. This was also
a complunent. Bt finally and lastly, to hear
the poor bantling nccused of illegitimaey, wos
too much =botter have thirty-six fathers than
none. 8o do it justice,, George, in your next
Mirror, and oblige yours, trily,
Geonex P. Monnis, Esq.”
Revanrks.~We procecd to surrender such
information as we possess, in relation to this
affair, and wo are sorry to say, that we fear it
will not prove 8o satisfuctory us we migit wish.
The Buacket, as celebrated as it way be, did
not meet our eyve till the yoar 1522, when we
found it in an Alabama paper, and luoked
upon it as notlung more of loss than a parody
onthe ‘““Watermelon,’ and the “Pan of Baked
Beans,”” a couple of effusions which were at
that time taking the rounds of the newspapers.
We assuro the author of the Bucket, Mr. Wood
worth, that we would be the last to do him
any injustice —that we would neither take from
him his levitical or literary god; and that we
are far from being disposed to assist in **blight
ing the only fresh leaf on his little sprig."" =
For our offence, we plead ignorance, and as
sure Mr. Woodworth that we are not among the
least of the admirers of his poetical genius—
though we must frankly confess, that we have
not admired all he has written. We shell ever
take pleasure in doing justice to his acknowl.
edged merits, and in lending him our aid, if it
is requested, to assist him in furthering his laus
dable enterprizes:
We had written thus far, when a New-York
friend, handed us through the medium of the
pos‘'=office the following extract, from the Par
thenon, a periodical, recently cstablished by
Mr. Woodworth, and which we commend to
the good graces of the lovers of literature, and
to all the ladies from Baffin's Bay to the Straite
of Magellen.
Literary Cadet.—The editor of the Litera«
ry Cadet, a very excellent paper, published in
Providence, R. 1. would confer a particular fa
vor, by informing us of the name of the “popn
lar song,’” on which the BuckeT is a parody.
Weo have always been under the impression,
that the latter was purcly original, both im
thought and language. We know that nu
merous parodies on the ** Bucket'' have ap
peared, since its first publication in 1817; but
cannot conceive how that circumstance can
render the Bucket a parody. *We ask for
inforn.~tion.”” .
The information yielded in the previous
paragraphs, maust suffice Mr. Woodworth, and
unsatisfactory as they may be to him, it is all
we can yield. We would not willingly do injus~
ticeto any one;— but if we were disposed to
asil any of our cotemporaries through bitter
ness and spleen, the Editor of the Parthaenon,
is the last man that we wouid select, for heaye
en knows, that he has tasted too often of the
cup of human suffering, to be assailed through
sheer wantonness. In conclusion, we have tq
add, that if any injury has been done by us to
the fame of a meritorious individual, it has
been unintentionally done; and we close, with
expressing a hope, that Mr. 'Woodworth, will
find his new periodical taken into the kind
keeping of an indulgent community, and pat
ronized by the acquisition of the n.mes and
smiles, and wealth, of a myriad of ladies.
: Mork Procruamarions. The gontleman
1 | who is in the Thabit of issuing proclamations
» | and bulletins from the house top, rose, as we
, | understand, from his bed, last Thursday night,
|| at the dismal hour of one, and taking his sta
| tion on the new Bridge, near the fish market,
.| thus proclaimed to the world.
““ Hear ye! hear ye! hear ye, ye nations of
the earth, ye men and ye maids, ye freemen
.} and ye bondmen, ye maid-rervants and ye
| man-servants, and bow your heads and list to
| what I shall say. Now know ye, ye united
| people of the four and twenty States, that B,
in my official capacity, as trumpeter to the
world, proclaim, that General Andrew Jacke
son, of Tennessee, in the United States, shall
be President of the United States for four
vears, after the fourth day of March, one thou~
sand eight hundred and-twenty-nine, and that
Jolin Quiney Adams, *‘ the whelp,'’ shall be
turned out.”’—AMEN,
And when the Piophet, had thus proclaim«
ed, he turned his eyes to the east and exclaim
“ Woe, woe unto you, you men of the east,
if you oppose Andrew, the chosen man of the
tribe of Simeon, and support Jehn, the whelp,
the worshipper of Bal.”’
And when he bad ,said all of these things,
he was exceedingly well pleased, and went hig
way rejoicing, aud *‘ the night bird scresmed,
the cate did yell, and the dogs did howl most.
—The New-York National Advocate, is the
ouiy prper, that has had the hardihood to
support the junto, which conceived, and car
ried into execution, the project of prestrating
| the New-York Times, and its amiable Editor.
In the fulness of its zeal to do this, it has ful
len upon us, in a scandalous attack, couched
in language too indecent and profane, to be
copied, and has very ingloriously, and in a cow=
ardly and an unmanly manner, undertaken, to
make the world believe that we have made an
outrageous attack upon Mr. ArTHUR Tar
ranN of New-York. To do this, they have
garbled an article of ours, and appended to it,
an extract from the New-York Morning Cou
| rier, in which the name of Mr. Tarraw
is introduced; and, thus they undertake to
prove, that when we spoke of the head of an
“unholy allianee,’” we made direct reference
to that gentleman.
The man who can take such a course to
gain a point, or to please and pamper the pride
of an aristoerat, who cries murder before he
is nssailed, for the purpose of placing hie ave
gust self before the publie, must be destitute of
the common principles of honesty, and moralit.
ty, and ie entitled to nothing but our contempt.
When the New-York National Advocate, will
couch its articles, in decent language,'we may
stop to netice them at length; but we cannot
consent 1o descend to a combat with & mem,
NO. 66.

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