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The Delaware register, or, Farmers', manufacturers' & mechanics' advocate. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1829, July 04, 1829, Image 1

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Our public Journals as they ought to be—"The vehicles of Intelligence,
the common sewers of Seandal."
No. 36.
Vol. I
The Delaware Register is published every Saturday
morning, by A. If II. Wilton, No. 106, Market Street, at
T»vo Dollars per annum, if paid in advance; otherwise, Two
Dollars and Fifty Cents.
Handbills, Cards, Blanks, Pamphlets, and Job Printing in
general, executed with neatness and despatch, and at modé
rais prices, at the Office of the Register.
OJe Advertisements inserted on reasonable terms.
Write on, sweet Bard,
Is made to soothe a lady
Hive strain
Thy numbers ne'er can roll in vain
When fair ones pause, the notes to hear;
Via love to list thy gentle lay,
Altho' our heartB be light and free
It tells us, or -it seems to say—
Come, hearken seriously to me:
" Dear woman, in this lonely dell
Where none but fairy feel in rude,
With thee I could enraptured «Kielt,
For thou wouldst cheer my solitude;
How sweet at morning's early ray
To watch it« beam first shed on thee,
To hear thee softly sigh and say
Thou lovest but one, and I am he."
And then at evening's mellow close
The happy moments to prolong,
B "fore the warblers seek repose
Atid hear an echo, to their song.
rid could ask for more
Than dwell in solitude with you,
And read or shi* vour numbers o'er,
tid were trno;
Who would not spurn the wealth of UingA>
Toss Fortune all her stores again,
Reject the tame unmeaning things
Without an effort or a pain?
Ah me! the gayest scenes on earth
May not with ClintonviNe compare.
For there is known Orlando's worth
By those who oft hie converse share.
Write on, äweet Bard, thy pensive note
Is welcome to this heart of mine,
And tho' I dwell from thee remote,
I'll list to that soft reed of thine.
Who in this
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Has been one of unusual abundance, and in almost
every respect calculated to call loudly ftir our gratitude
to the Universal Cause, " the Giver of every good and
perfect gift." Although the season of frost seemed to
linger long upon the skirts of the month of flowers,
and formed, what we of agriculture call a late spring;
yet the invigorating warmth of the sun, and refreshing
showers of June have brought forward the fruits and
flowers with unexampled rapidity ; our market literal
ly overflows with cherries, strawberries and raspberries,
garden truck of almost every kind in season, is furnish
ed in great abundance,—the crops of grass are uncom
monly heavy, and already are the grain fields assuming
the rich yellow of harvest—promising to the diligent
husbandman a reward for his labors, equal to his most
suttruine expectations. Whoever can take a ride ora
■*' any lon-tb. ami in almost am- di.ieetirn inti
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two tu;
soul expand, his mind enlarge, his heart swell with gra
titude, and all his better feelings come strongly into
action,—such a one need never enter the social circle;
he is not formed to participate in its delights ; he need
not cross the threshold of a house of worship, for true
and acceptable worship, it is not in his nature to per
form. Such was the conclusion of my reflections
1 approached Wilmington one evening last week, by
the way of Mr Garesche's,—it was about six o'clock,
and a matchless evening ; the sun was so far obscured
by clouds as not to pain the eye, and yet gave a pecu
liar richness to the many-colored landscape, which in
cluded the various and elegant country seats that orna
ment the hills from the Christiana to the Brandywine.
It was truly a magnificent sight, and such a one as can
not fail to excite the most profound admiration of
every reflecting ipind. But which ever way one directs
his steps from Wilmington, the eye is gratified by pros
pects and scenery beautiful anti picturesque in the ex
treme. Of tlrfnumerous improvements and extensive
manufactorieirin the Borough and its vicinity, a very
interesting .account might be written ; and I have often
been surprised that it has been so long delayed ; is
there qo one possessing sufficient leisure and inclina
fion fur such a task ? Excuse this digression, Messrs
Editors, I was speaking of the season ; 1 do not recol
lect to have heard the word drought mentioned within
the year, and the rains have been so seasonable and of
such quantity, that none but tiie most thoughtless have
been heard to say " 1 wish it would clear up." Taking
if altogether, therefore, from the time our river became
clear of ice, until the present moment, and few seasons
within my recollection have been more favorable to
the wants of the community, and it would surely be
the height of ingratitude to wish for a better.
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Uncle. Well! Henry, it seems you are about taking unto
yourself a wife, for better for worse ; will you lis
ten a few moments to the remarks of age and
pcrience on the subject ?
Nephew. Certainly, sir, I shall be most happy to hear
Uncle. Your present and future welfare, tny dear
hoy, alone influences me, and I think I may be per
mitted to say, that four and twenty years of experi
ence in the matrimonial line, gives me a knowledge
on the subject, that may be of essential service to
you : well then, the creed of a good husband is
short and easily learned ; it consists entirely in giv
ing up with a good grace ; for should your wife
sert at noon-day that it is midnight, instead of use
lessly disputing the point, do you swear you see the
Nephew. Never,sir; what, give up my independence
and be governed by a woman ? No, sir, that I will
never do.
Uncle. What is it you say you will never do ?
Nephew. Why, give up ray independence, and yield
the command of myself to another.
7 T "rle' Why fV.v-y, v-'tt will, .yield that, the ipo- j
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govern by hook or by crook, and all the difference
between those who are called good wives and oth
ers, is, that the former have the art to conceal their
authority, not only from the world, but even from
the man they control ; and the latter make a dis
play of it, and thereby render themselves and hus
bands ridiculous ; depend upon it, Henry, all marri
ed men are more or less under this influence, and
how can you expect to escape ?
Nephew. But I will not submit to it, I assure you.
Uncle. Then you will not only be a miserable map,
living in perpetual discord, but get the name of ft
bad husband—
Nephciv. Pardon me, my dear uncle, if T beg leave
to differ from you. My Maria is too gentle, too
lovely, ever to wish for authority.
Uncle. Umph! You are a lover, Henry, and I am prepar
ed to excuse you, but I am only desirous to secure the
happiness of the husband, and must again press up
on you the absolute necessity of your adopting this
motto,, to act upon on every occasion, if you would
live in peace and quiet. " When your wife says
it is midnight, swear you see the stars and here
is a few hundreds to assist in refitting your dwelling
and happy may you be in it. Abbian.
[Mr Paulding has published a volume of sketches, under
the title of " Tales of a good woman, by a doubtful gentle
man," which are greatly admired by the Critics. The follow
ing, which we select in its condensed form, from Mr Legget's
interesting Critic, exhibits the horrid results of intoxication in
a form almost too repelling to be contemplated, yet the de
lineation does not exceed the reality. Similar incidents are
often related in the newspapers; and the moral of the story
is calculated to make a deep and lasting impression. J
The first of the tale is a most powerful and vigorous sketch,
and tiie direct and positive tendency of it is calculated to be
of the most salutary kind. It is writton in the form of a con
fession, by one who, born of respectable and affluent parents,
and brought up with tender indulgence, is gradually led as
tray into ihe paths of vice, first from a habit of associating
with persons of inferior stations, and afterwards by being in
duced to visit the haunts of gamesters, of the most dissolute
and abandoned class. The unhappy ybung man is hurried
from one grade of vice to another, till he at last loses all his
property by the arts of his associates, and all the respect of
society from the confirmed irregularity of his habits. In or
der to pay a debt of honor, he embezzles the property of bis
sisters, which had been intrusted to his guardianship, and
afterwards, to prevent his infamy being discovered, he mar
ries a young, interesting, and wealthy female, from whose
partial eyes he had managed to conceal his excesses. For a
while, after these inauspicious nuptials, the resolution of the
dissipated husband is sufficiently exerted to enable him to re
fiutn in a great measure from indulgence in his deplorable and
ruinous practices. But the natural delicacy and sensitiveness
of his character had been too thoroughly eradicated for him
long to find a sufficient source of happiness in the quiet inter
course of social love. " The old impassioned ways and hab
its ot his mind remained," and, failing in with some former
companions of his midnight orgies, he was without difficulty
persuaded to revisit the " club" where his fortune and repu
tation had been spent, and where he was to become yet more
deeply implicated in evil. About this period of time tie
marriage of one of his sisters making it necessary that her
portion should be forthcoming, and having now a man to deal
with, who could not be put off by the artifices which he had
hitherto practiced on his credulous relatives, he is induced to
load his soul with another act of infamy, which, more than
the first, precipitates him rapidly towards .irretrievable ruin.
" The crisis of my fate," says the unhappy drunkard, "ar
med. My generous and noble hearted wife had peremptori
ly resisted all the caution of her relatives to have her fortuoe
settled on herself. N-o, she always replied, no, I trust him
with my happiness, and my fortune shall go with it. It rest
ed with me now, either to tell her candidlv ntv situation and
r! ' r " v ' 011 senemritv; or to trike ; t ,/• of. I er ft.»
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