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KOlt THE DELAWARE REGISTER.
ADDRESS TO IIOl\l0. Hence! must this heart forever bo thy eport ? Deceitful shadow of unreal joy; Promethean rest in solitude I'll court, A rest thou canst not solace or destroy. I'll seek some island of the wintry waste, Where Silence, list'ning from his ancient throne, Starts at the footsteps of his wretched guest, That break the distant night-wind's dying moan. On golden clouds the sun this morning rode, I gazed—to ecstacy intensely given, As the red waves in living splendor glowed Beneath the basement of the burning Heaven. Thy treacherous linger, false dissembler, thine. First lur'd my bark to dare the dangerous sea, I quaff'd the vision'd bliss I thought was mine And trod the mazy dance of joy with thee: Wild roar'd the winds, the threat'ning skies grew black, Yet thv bland presence ev'ry fear controll'd, Till one rude wave nscends the trembling deck And wrapp'd thy struggling victim in its fold. Ileuce! must this heart forever be thy sport ! Deceitful shadow of unreal joy; Deep Le'hean rest in solitude I'll court, A rest thou cans! not solace or destroy. Theodore. FOR THE DELAWARE REGISTER. Viiiir correspondent " Theodore" has drawn von the character of a Olergvman all perfection, and "be lieves it quite possible for human nature lo attain that desirable end, to the degree described in his picture." I think the proof of the possibility would have been more clearly shown, hv drawing a character from real life, if any such there be among the clerical gentle men of Theodore's acquaintance, than by selecting a grace from one, a virtue from another, and model ling it according to his own ideas of perfection. I think this resort to a patched up character is a clear admission that the thing is altogether a creature of the imagination, and that if stich a one ever existed, The odore lias not been so happy as to number him among his acquaintance. One of the traits in this beau-ide al of a preacher is that he "never felt at liberty to in volve himself or his hearers in the mazy labyrinths of incomprehensible doctrinal points." Now, I admit that the art of preaching will be much improved when those who undertake the task shall abandon those knotty points, and exert their powers in recommend ing the practical duties. But I presume there are Imv congregations that would be content with a Pas Dr who would not occasionally mix a little of the spice of incomprehensibility with the spiritual food "hielt he hands out to his flock. This, however, I do not note as a fault in Theodore's Clergyman, but merely to suggest that such a one would not be uni versally acceptable. There is another trait, however, against which I must enter tny protest, and it is this;—" with a heart the most tender and affectionate," &c. "he remained proof against every species of female attraction. curiosity to know what the Ladies will " proof against every species of fe male attraction!" Such a one had better not come to Wilmington, for I know Ladies who, for the mere w him of the thing, would soon let him into a truer way of thinking. As to a young man with a heart "tender und afleetionate," ' ics of female attraction, believe ; neither do I believe that the allwiso and be nevolent Architect of the universe ever created a hu man being with suchr. hi i t and said to him, amongst the better half of my creation, mingle with them, preach to them, but tender and afleetionate on I Icel some think of that : remaining proof against every spe I am an infidel and cannot go—go as [ have made thy heart, case thou it in steel and re sist every attraction !" I hope Theodore will not misunderstand me. I have read his essays with deep interest, and hope yet to read many more of them ; and none but an amiable man would portray so amiable a character as his cler gyman ; but if he wishes not to be disappointed, let him awaken from his dreams of human perfection, however pleasing; and view mankind as they really are. 1 would like of all things to see a few of his drawings from real life. Mercutio. •:of WOMAN'S LOVE— an extract. With man, love is never a passion of such intensity and sincerity as witli woman. She is a creature ol sensibility, existing only in the outpourings and sym pathies of her emotions—every earthly blessing will be sacrificed for her affections. She will leave the sunny home of her childhood—the protecting roof of her kindred—forget the counsels of her sire, the admonish ing voice of her mother, on whose bosom her head has been pillowed—do all that woman can do consistently with honor—forsake all site has clung to in her girlish simplicity for years ; and throw herself into the arms of the man she idolizes. He that would forsake a woman after these testimonies of affection, is too gross a villain to he called a man. The wrath of heaven will pursue him—the brand of Cain is upon his brow, and the curse of Judas will rankle at his heart. Un requited love with man is to him never a cause of per petual misery—other dreams will flow in upon his im agination—the abstractions of business, the meteor of ambition, or the pursuit of wealth, will win him away from his early infatuation. It is not thus with woman. Although the scene may change, and years, long with ering and lingering years, steal away the rose from the cheek of beauty, the ruins of a breaking heart cannot be amalgamated—the memories of that idle vision can not he obliterated from the soul—she pines, nerves her self away with pride, and pines away again, until her gentle spirit bids adieu to the treacheries of earth. Washington, December IX.—In our daily paper of yester day, it was stated, by all accidental error, that the resolution proposing an inquiry into the expediency of reducing the duty on Salt was rejected, by yeas and nays. The question that was actually taken, and determined in the negative, was upon the consideration of the resolution; and the determina tion of the House not even to consider the expediency of any change in the duty upon Salt, is taken to indicate a determi nation not to revive the Tariff question in any shape during the present Session. The decisive vote of yesterday against considering a pro position from Mr Weems, on that subject, seems to leave no doubt of a present disposition not to agitate the question at all at the present Session. The Auction question, however, seems seriously to impend. The Legislature of the State of Alabama assembled at Tuscaloosa on the 17th ultimo. The Governor, and many of the Members of the Legislature, it is added, appeared in full suits of domestic manufacture. The same is said of the Mem bers of the Legislature of Georgia, and several such dresses are observed to be also worn in the Halls of Congress. By "domestic manufacture," we mean fabrics, literally domes tic, spun and wove in the families of the wearers, or of their neighbors. A'at. Intel. Hint Elklon, December 6. ROBBERY.—On the evening of the 2d inst. Mr Samuel Spratt, of this place, while returning from Back Creek, about 2) miles from town, was robbed of his Watch, with gold seals and key : a quantity of Watchmaker's tools, and $4,76 in cash. Pursuing his way, Mr Spratt observed two men coining through the woods, and making towards him ; they came up, and walked in company a short distance, when one of them suddenly seized Mr S., threw him down, and held him, until the other took his watch and rifled his pockets. The Robbers then left him and made off through the woods ;—they were disguised. The Watch was silver, with double case—maker's name, David Edmpns, Liverpool—No. 6434. It is probable they may attempt to dispose of it, and also of the tools. Watchmakers and others would do well to be on their guard.— Press, ■Fire at Wheeling —A slip from the office of the Wheeling Statesman, under date of 4th instant, says " Ten front buildings burnt here last night, including a large wholesale store, a drug store, two chair ma ker's shops, a livery stable, and fourteen horses." In the early part of September, the Camaican at Constantinople made a general inspection of baker's shops, to see that the people were not cheated of the proper quantity of bread Twenty bakers were nail ed by their ears to their own doors. During their punishment several of them smoked their pipes with great coolness. This must have been clear comfort. Charleston, S. C. Dec. 3.—Among the passengers in the British ship Lady Rowena, arrived at this port on Friday from Liverpool, is the Rev. William Ca pers, who went to England in June last as a Delegate from the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States to the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Great Britain. The large building at Kingston, Upper Canada, cal led the « Kingston Brewery," was burnt down a few days since, it was insured at the Protection Office. Hartford, Connecticut, for $3,200. It is not Mr Wheaton, the American Charge d'Af fairs at Copenhagen, who is dead, but his brother, whose decease took place in December last, and whose body has been brought to Boston in the brig Gen. Bo livar from Copenhagen. It is said there are thirty-fire anti-masonic news-pa pers printed in the Northern States, and two in Cana da. Governor Iredell, has been appointed Senator in Congress, from the State of North Carolina, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr Ma con. Romulus M. Saunders (formerly a Representative in Congress) has been chosen, by the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, to be Attorney General of the State. A young fellow, riding down a steep hill, and doubt ing the foot of it was hoggish, called out to a clown that was ditching, and asked him if it was hard at the bottom ?—'Aye,' answered the countryman, ' it is hard enough at the bottom, I'll warrant you.' But in half a dozen steps, (he horse sunk up to the saddle skirts, which made the young gallant whip, spur, curse and ' Why, thou lying rascal !' said he to the clown, 'didst thou not tell me it was hard at the .bottom ?'— •Aye,' replied the other, ' hut you are not half-way to the bottom yet.' The, three Wonders of Women. —At fifteen, they wonder who they will take ; at 26, they wonder who they shall get ; and at 35, they wonder who will have them. swear. SUBLIME CLIMAX. " The majestic God of day had lighted with his rays the bright spangled east ; all nature rejoiced in the sweet scented zephyrs of spring ; the early blos soms sent forth the fragrance of nature reanimated ; the birds sang sweetly from the dew bespangled grove —when young Flora, lovely as Venus and chaste Diana, went out— to feed her chickens." He who has virtue of his own need not boast of his ances as tors. It is not a bad memory that forgets injuries. Knowledge is often opposed to wisdom. TO rORRESPONDKNTS.-Wii have received a little çirl Aped 13. We would advise her not till she's out of her teens. She'U verses said to be by send any mote to the press lie do better then. MARRIED On the 1st inst. hv the Rev. Samuel C. Brinekle, ef Radnor, Penn. Mr JOHN RUMSEY, Jr. to Miss FRANCES ANN, daughter of MrGcoBGS Dennison, all of Philadel phia. At Chester, Penn, on the 3d inst. bv Samuel Smith, Esq., JOSEPH SEAL to SARAH T. CARTER, both of this Bo rough. DIED On Sunday morning, Mrs HELEN, wife of Mr James Weight.