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[from THE port folio ] IMITATION OF HORACE. • BOOK I. ODE 9. “Vides ut «!.»,” Ac. The street* are whitened o’er with snow, The jocund sleighs move to and fro, And jingling bells resound ; The tree* their wintry livery wear, And see close luck’d old Delaware, In icy fetlter* bound. Now stir the fire and bring the wine, ’Twss bottled, anno ninety.nine, And bought of Harry Hill ; .Four out a bumper, here’s a toast, “To those on earth we love the most, And those who love us stilL” Let politicians strain their throats Rout national banks and treasury notes, What stock or specie’s worth; Our circulating medium’s wine, Our hank the bowl—its draughts divine Are current through the earth. O. EPISTLE TO A YOUNG FRIEND. BT BURNS-I78fi. I long hae thought, my youthfu' friend, A something to have sent you, Though it should na uher end Than just a kind memento : But hov the subject theme may gang, Lei lime and chance determine ; Perhaps it may turn out a sang, Perhaps, turn out a sermon Ye’ll try the world full soon my lad ; And Andrew dear, believe me. Ye’ll find mankind an unco squad, Aid rnuckle they may grieve ye. For care and trouble set your thought. E’en when your end’s attained : And a’ your views may come to nought, While every netve is strained. I’ll n&e say men are villains a’; The real, harden'd wicked. Who hae no check bat human law. Are to a few restricted i Bot och, mankind are unco weak. And little to be trusted ; IF stlj the wavering balance shake, It’s rarely right unjusted ! Yet they who fa’in fortune’s stri'e. Their fate we should na censure; For -nil tb’ important end of tile They equally may answer. A man may hae an honest heart, Tho’ poorttsh hourly Siare him / A man may take a neebor’s part, Yet hae no cash to spare him. Ay free, aff ban’, your story tell, When with your bosom crony ; But still keep something to yoursel Ye scarcely tell to ony. Conceal y>>ursel as werl't ye can Frae cri ical dissection ; But keek thro’ every ither man, VVT sharpen’d ely inspection. The sacred lowe o weel plac'd love Luxuriantly indulge it ■ But never tempt ih’ illicit rove, Tbo’ nae'lti ig should devu ge it. 1 wave the quantum of the sin ; The hazard if concealing ; But och! it hardens a* within, A nd petrifies the feeling ! ‘ To catch dame fortune’s golden smile, Assiduous wait upon h»*r ; And gather gear Oy every wile That’s justified by honor : .Not to hide it in a hedge, Nut for a train attendant ; But for the glorious privilege Of being independent. The fear o’ hell’s a hangman’s whip To baud the wretch in -irder j Bui w iere ye feel your honor grip, Lc that aye be your border. !ts slightest touches, insiant pause. Debar a’ side-pretences; And resolutely keep its laws’ Unerring consequences. The great Creator to revere, blust sure become the creature ; But -»ill the preaching cant forbear, And e’en the rigid feature : \ et no »r with wiis profane to range, By complaisance extended; ’ An atheist laugh’s a poor exchange For Defy offended! When ranting round in pleasure’s ring, Religion may be blinded ; Or if she gie a random r!ing, It may be little minded ; But when on life we’re tempest driv’n, A conscience’s hot a canker ; A correspondence fix’d wi’ heaven, Is sure a noble anchor. Adieu, near, amiable yonth ! ^ onr ^Par* can ne’er be wanting ; 3i3y firmnuss, f irtitude, and truth, Krect your hrniv undaun<irg. Jn ploughmans phrase.‘God .end you speed, otill daily to grow wiser ; And may you better reck he rede, Than ever did <h’adviser! ffI}i0cciIaneou£. [From the Literary Gazette.] Thnry .Tf. <ie La / title —In the year 1T I-0, Henry ,Vf de L,n Tude, non of a knight j» the order of St, Lnuin, wan sent to the Bastile fot the grave offence of h ivmg sported with the feelings of Midome Pompadour, the celebrated nrntr^s* of Loots XV. With the thought less warm enthusiasm of a young m m, he had, it seem-, attached h;iTuelf to the Cause of this woman, in deftne-e of hi* character, against the fanatics of the day, fie wished to d.» her tome ostensibly good office, and sighed to render liiroselfof consequence in her esteem. Having h» aid that she was unhappy from the apprehension of poison, La Tude waited on Pont pa dour, at Versailles, to acquaint her that he had seen a pared put into the Po-t-Olfice addressed for her ,* and at the same time expressed his suspicious relative to the contents of it, and can. i tioufd the Marchioness to beware — The parcel arrived of course, La TuJe having himself put it into the Posi-Of ticc; but the powder proved on rbeaii c«l experiment perfectly innocent.— The result gave (he muretnoness an iu sight into La Tude’a design ; and uf I fended at his presumption, she had him sent to the Bustile as an imposter. La Tude with great ingenuity etfect ed his escape from prison : and feeling unconscious of any crime demanding Severity of punishment, ho went uad voluntarily surrendered hiuiself to the king. Unhappy man ! Victim of the caprice and cruelty of a woman ! The unfeeling marchioness, piqued at his plaeiug more confidence in the king than herself, mude such representa tions to his majesty that ho ordered La Tude back to the same prison, and to be immured in one of its most dreary chambers—a dungeon : Where another prisoner of the nutne of Delegre, was also confined by order of the tuurchiu» ne**« let, even from this impregna ble foi tress of barbarity, where u» wealtji could bribe—where no instru ment of any kind «vas allowed, did La Tude & hit, companion, without-money i and unaided, effect their escape. They had neither scissors, knives, nor any edged instrument ; and for an huudred guiueas the turnkey would not supply ihctn wi h an ounce of thread. Upou uiukiug the calculation ol the difficulties to be encountered, they found that they required fourteen hundred feet of cordage ; two ladders of wood and rope, fr..in twenty to twen ty.five feet long, and another of an hundred and eight feet iu length. It was necessary to displace several grates from the chimney ; and iu one night to make a hole in tiie wall seve ral feet thick at the distance of only 15 feet from a sentinel. The wooden lad der and that of rope, when made, must be concealed ; us the oilieers, accom panied by the turnkeys came to visit anil search them several times a week They had to tuuke and do all these things to accomplish their design ; and • hey had nolhiug but their hands to effect it with. The hand, to those who know its use, is the instrument of all ins'.iu <nen?s. the iron hinge of the Coble was, by whetting it ou a tiled lloor, converted into a knife. \\ i<h tins bars ; vvera removed, and u saw constructed ; wood was concealed from the daily fuel t> construct the ladders; La Fude’* |j«r manteau cuotuini d twelve dozen of «iiirts, and other articles of apparel, out el which they made the tioo feet nt rope. The bars in the chimney took i months to displace; und the whole ot ;uese proportion* cost IS month* work, day and night. The moment ni attempting their dan gerous enterprise now arrived ; one night after supper, La Tude first us ceutied the chimney, and drew the ropes, iron bars, &c. up alter him, leaving a sufficient quantity of the led der in the chimney to enable bis com panion to ascend with less difficulty.— Jleing now on the top, they drew up the 1 rest of the ladder ; and then descended at once on the platform serving as a eounlerpois to each other. They next fixed their ladder to a piece of cannon, and let it gently into the fosse ; by which means they descended with their iron bars, wooden ladder and ail their equipage. During all this time the sentinel was not more than ten fathoms ' from them, walking upon the corridor. This prevented them from getting up to it. to go into the garden, ns tiny first intended ; they therefoie were uu der the necessity ofmakingu.se oftlterr iron bars. They proceeded straight to Mte wall which separates the fosse of she Bust lie from Mint of the gird n St. Antoine, bet ween the garden and tin governor's house In this place there formerly had been a little fosse, a fa th m wide, one or two feet deep, but j now the water was tip to their arm ! pin. The moment La Tmle began to mnkn a hole between two stones to introduce their iron bars a* lever*, the round major pa»*ed by with hi* great lun thprn, a« the distance of ten or twelve feet over their head-. 'I o prevent their being discovered, they sunk up to their e.hios in water; this ceremony th«y were obliged to repeat rvery half hour when the round came hy. At length one large stoue was removed from the wall • they attacked a second and af terwards a third, with etjnal •wccph* j ■o that hefore mid-night they had dis placed several eart loads of stone ; and in less than six hours had entirely pierced the wall, which was more than four feet and a half thi> k. They drew the portmanteau through the hole, a- i bandoning every thing else without re gret. They then descended into the deep fosse of the gate St. Antoine ; i whence, after a n*rrow escape from j perishing, they got upon dry ground and took r fogc at the abby of St. licr maine des Pr« 7. I.b Tilde fled to Holland ; but on the dem&Qtl ef the King of France, ho was given up by the Duteh government, conducted to the Bustile, and more clo.ely confined thiin ever. On the death of M&diktne Pcnipa dour, La Tude um informed of it by u writing placed u»* at a window in the iteet. in consequence of some pupers lie bad thrown from the Baslile tower. Most of the prisoner* in the Bastile were on this occasion liberated. The minister Sariine, however, refused to *et La I ude free, except on a condition which the unfortunate man, thinking derogatory to his honor, would not ac »*» de to, and lie was still doomed by the remorseless revenge of that mousier of inhumanity, to remain a prisoner 10 teet uti'l* r ground, clad in tatters, with a beard reselling to his breast—no bed but stiaw—uo provision but bread and water, overrun wiih vermin. Such, aloM, continued for many years the wti thed situation oi the unfortunate t.a l ude, whose only crime was that of having otfeudud the favorite of his sovereign. The ultimate liberation of T.a Tude is uot the least wonderful part of his •IrOry. A woman named Le Gross, walking abroad iu June, 17SJ-, saw lying hi a corner, a packet of papers, th t n i ; the ujipodruncc of having been luiit c;J iu the uitt. t>he took it up, and r turning home, read the conteuis. It proved to he a memorial, stating part o? the misfortunes of Sicur La 1 ude, prisoner iu a dungeon ten feet under ground, no an allowance of bread j and water, for thirty-four years. The ! g'uid tvouiau was moved with compas sion at the recital of such cruel su'd', r mg-, and was incessant iu her appii cutious <,n his behalf to persons of ran!-; ; till at last sin* obtained hi. libt* ration on the 18!h of March, l?si, through ih<- ii lluence of Baron Bn--* teuil, wh . ac.conipaaiid the glad tidings with a grant to La I ude of a peuaion of four humlred livres. An hnnest tar, who had well lined hi* pockets with the spoils of the ene oiies ol Ins country, ordered u huge ^ohl ring. \Vheu the trade-uiuu had finished it, he told hiin it was common to have a posey on it. ‘'Very we.I,” said the seaman, ‘ what must it be?” ‘•Any thing you pieusc,” said the gold smith. *• 1 heu,’* said the other, "put j au it — j “/I hen money's luw, the tiiig must gc." l his was done, and the honest sou i of the waves was so well pleased with llie execution of the whole, that he or dered a musaivu pair of silver buckcls to he mitle, with rims nearly as broad as the edge of a two inch plunk.— “And here,” said he, “y oU may us well pul a posey on them also, “Jj that won't do, the buckles too." Same years ago, as Mr Aostee was returning home with some jovial com panions through Bath, about three ’■*clcck in the morning, they accident ly met with the watch, who was regu larly crying the hour. In the mirth of heart they were in, this was construed by some of the bucks to be & sort of sa tire for keeping bud hours. Mr. An. -‘tec, therefore, insisted that the fellow should cry past eleven o’clock instead of three, and on pain of corporeal pun ishment. After some remonstrance the penr man was obliged to comply; but before be had finished his oration, sud denly reellecting himself, lie said, shrewdly, I know the hour I am to call; but pray gentlemen, uimt sort of weath er would you choose to have ?_Sun shine, you scoundrel, to be sure—sun shine. Upon which, notwithstanding its ruining at that time violently, the accommodating watchman grave.Jy cries out in tho proper key—” I'ast eleven I ?r!ock. and,by particular desire, a sun shining night. Mr. Johnson, in flip early part of !'i« life. wa« particularly fond of play ; *»’d hud a dispute wiili iIim marker of a billiard lablp, about ten shillings and n penny, which ihe latter said he owed for game*—but Johnson, not recollect ing Ihe circumstance, refused »o pay if, though often solicited. While p‘-r fnrimng Simon on the Dublin Theatre, where the verses of one of his song* concluded with, Sing hey dawn derry— Sing hey down r/erry- to his great as tonishment, he was always answered by the marker from the gallery, with, Pay me Jack Johnson my Ten and a fenny—my Ten and a fenny. This curious way of demanding payment had the desired efleet, and forced the hero to comply. An ingenious mechanic constructed a machine, which he carried to tho house of a tiohleinan, in hopes of a reward •, hut could not srPt admittance, until ho promised the Porter half of what might 1 he given him. Tho Peer gave him twenty.five guineas.-—VNnw, my lord, he) bestow on me a hundred lash- • es with a horse w hip.”— His lordship ; hesitated ; but at length yielded to the man’s earnest, entreaties.—When he hod received fifty of the lashes, he eri. ed “Hold, my lord, I have a partner without, who has agreed to take half,** Ho then told the story, and the porter being called in, was stripped, and re. eeived the other fifty lashes, which were laid on in «f, Burlington, Hampshire Co. frequent solicitations of many Ji per»on», who have been desirous of establishing themselves at this place, added to the earnest desire of the sub scriber to pay his just debts, have at length determined him to lay oil'some I te or *0 HALF ACKK LOTS at the above plane, which will be offered at public sale, on the premises, on Friday the 2d of Not. next. Burlington (ar Vandiver’s Store) is situated 10 miles above Komney, at the intersection of the main Western road leading to Clarksburg, Marietta, &e. and to Pen dleton, Mooretield, Frankl'ord, &e._ As a place of business and lor publici ty of situation it is not surpassed by any country place. Situated in a popu lous, wealth;, and, certainly, the most fertile part of Hampshire County, it oiler- many advantages to young*Me. chauics who are just setting out in the world. T o the Merchant also it otters superior advantages; a store having been lor many yeSYs kept here, expe rience has shewn that a capital invest* ed in that business could not, at any o t her place, be more proli«ably employed, i’he attention of Mechanics is particu | larly invited to the object in view • so I favorable an opportunity <>fpi rmaucot ly settlingth-uiselves wi!l,ina!l proba bility, not soon hr*o oecur. I hero are cunveuient to this place a Fulling Mill and Carding Machine. 1 here w ill bo ottered for sale, at the tiaio and place above mentioned, an excellent SI IE fora FLOUR MILL; SAW MILL, or any other description <>i Machinery. It may, without exag geration, be observed, that few situa tions in this eouutry hold out greater inducements to the capitalist who may be disposed to engage in the Milling or Manufacturing business. i'he 6ub >crib«r will also ofi'er at public sale, >tl the same time and place, a few v atuable NEGKOES;—also CATTLE, dUKSES, and other slock, upon the whole of which a liberal credit wilt be given. As the design of this sale is io enable the subscriber to pay hi„ dcbis with promptitude, those to whom be may be m any wise indebted are in vited to attend. The terms and all particulars necessary to be known w ill ue communicated at the time if sale. J ACOB VAN HI VEK. Burlington, Hampshire county, / September 1st, 1821. £ ICT*The Editor of the Woodstock Herald will insert tbs above 3 times: the lust insertion to be made (iu the inner form) the week previous to the sale, and forward Ins account to this ottice for collection. TRUST BALE. JJ DY virtue of two Deeds of Trust. JB V 'fie suh-eribeis ui!t proved to -ell ul , i h ile, f„r Cash, FOUR 1 »iACIS OF LAND, containing a o'Jl 105 ACRES, Jyii'g in Hampshire county, on the Mooiiield road, adjoin ing each other, and adjoining the lands »f James MeVicker, William Ale \ ,c*ier,s heirs, Sample aud others, and belonging to John MeVicker. The sale will take place on Thursday' the 20lh instant, ai the house of James MeVicker, udjoiBing the premises, to satisfy certain sums due thereon by said John McVitker to James Kelso. Such title nill be made the purchaser as is vested in the subscribers. A BK A 11 AM I'Ll ! M B, Trustee, Y ILL1AM DORK, Trustee. Sept. 1, iS^t—3t PUBLIC SALE. 3^V virtue of a deed of trust e*pen. 2 ted to the subscriber hy Samuel Davison and wile, for the purpose of securing a debt therein mentioned to James B. Hall, I ill offer for sale at public auction for cash, at l 2 o'clock, before the tavern door of Moses New. banks on the main road lending from V( mehcster to Romney, on Tuesday, the^d inst all the undivided interest nnd proportion of the said Davison and w.fe in the following Trncts of J.aud (of which George J.es$int,er fa* ther of tne said Mrr. Davison, died seized which interest consists of one third part thereof subject to the wi dow's dower) to wit: One Traci containing TWENTY FIVE ACRES, One Other Tract containing TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN AND V HALF ACRES, which sail! two Tracts were conveved to the said George Eessingcr Uy John Lupton and wife. One Other Trad containing FIFTY ACRES, conveyed to said l essingar by Joseph Baker and wife, and the following personal pro perty, to wit: two tf aggons, si.r llor srs. five poir of (leers, two new fore ft heels for a H'aggon, one Cow and Calf, two Ploughs, nnd a variety of Household and Kitchen Furniture.— A more particular description of the Land will he fnrnithpd on the dsv or sale- A. S. Tl REAM, Trustee. September 1—tds. BLJtJVK T1EK118 I fO tf c,ft r ,4 v vy?? ' fror. The Subscriber WISHES to enguge an Overseer for the ensuing year, Cooipe teni wnge* will he given. A single man would he preferred, and proof ( will be required ofhis honesty, iudua try, sobriety and experience. HENRY S TURNER. Wheatland, neat Charlestown, > Jefferson e«> Va. S- pt f. £ Virginia to wit: *1T Ifules Itolden in she Clerk's Office, of the Superior Court of C/uincerij for the Winchester District the firs*: Monday in August, 1821. I Ambrose Barnett an administrator and in right of his deceased wife Mar~ j rare! Barnett, PlaintiA, i AGAINST (Frances Helm, executrix of Meridith I Helm, deceased, who was an exeeu ! tor of T homes Helm, dec*d. and J u* seph Helm also, executor of Tbomafl 1 Helm, deceased. Defendants. 1MIE subpoena neirefacias awarded to revive this suit in the name of j said Ambrose Barnett as administrator . of his deceuoed wife Margaret, not be ing executed on the defendant Joseph Helm, and he not having entered his appearance and given securi. ty according to the Act of Assembly i and the Rules of this Court, and it ! appearing by satisfactory evidence, ! that he is uol an inhabitant of this country : It is ordered, That the said Defendant do appear here on the tirBt I day of the next term and answer the | bill of the plaintiff j and that a copy • of this order he forthwith inserted in [ some newspaper published in Winches > ter, for two months successively, and [ another copy posted at the front door J of the Court House in the said town | of Winchester. A Copy.—Teste, DANIEL LEE, c. o, c J August 25. i ---- 40 Dollars Reward. A BSCONDKD from (he subscriber^, 011 Saturday last, an apprentice to llie Shueniukiiig business, named JOHN MAHEW, about 19 years of «ge, 5 fee| 9 or 10 inches high, straight built, fair eonw plexion and n little freckled, dark brown hair with a yellow lock on tho right temple, sharp voice.quirk speech, «ith an occasional stammer. His clothing consists of a durk bottle green fashionable coat, a striped jean round about, a pale yellow fancy vest, a brown cloth do. a pair of brown cloth pantaloons, 3 pair white linen do. 3 do mestic cotton shirts, a black lashiona ble fur hat, a pair i»f bootteeg w hat worn, and a pair of coarse shoes. His clothing was tied in a pale yellow striped Madras* handkerchief. Said apprentice hud permission to be absent on Saturday last, and availed himself of that opportunity to abscond. Ho was seen on the same day at Middle town, and will probably make for Staunton. Ten dollars will be given for his recovery within tho county, if brought home,- and if apprehended without the county and confined in gaol so that I get him again, the abovo reward Of Forty Dollars. BE ATT IT CARSON* August 2.1—tf. Public Sale, virtue of a deed of Trust excen« •MV led to the subscriber, by (*eorgo Albert and w ife f> r the purpose of se curing a debt due l)oct. Robt S. Bald win, I shall oHnr for sale at public auction, for cash, on the premises, on Monday, the 2-yh inst. A HOUSE AM) LOT AN1) BLACKSMIJII SHOP now _ in the occupation of said Af h<-M, on Loudon street, in the (own of ^ ineliester, 011 whirl) there is a lease for the lives of t-aid George Albert and wife and their oldest son John, subject annua! of forty dollars payable 4k to Mrs. Catharine Mueky. iiif Also, another HOUSE AND LOT adjoining (he first uien _ Honed, now in the occupation of Ephraim Hawkins and on which there is a leaso for nine hundred and ninety nine years, renewable f©rr,*A* subject to an annual of twenty dolla^f peyable to Mrs. Catharine Mucky.— Such title ns is vested in the subsrri* her by the deed aforesaid, will be made the purchaser. The sale will takn place about 12 o'clock A. M. A. S. '1 IDBALL Trustee, September I—tds. iO Dollars Reward. f *£A^ F-D or S7 OLE1V from Mr, ^ Mauk s pasture field, alimil ihrea quarters nf n mile from the late Camp Meeting ground, Frederick eounlvfVa. during the time of the meeting, on the evening nf Saturday, the 18th nit. or on Hur.day the 49th, a LIGHT HAY MARE, 4 years old, m hands and an inch and a half high, both hind feet white nearly to the knee, and one of her fore Feet a little white, hut not re collected which, also a white star in the forehead extending downwards. Whoever takes up the above mare and returns her to the subscriber, living in Woodwork, Shenandor.h co. shall receive the above reword t.oil all reasonable expences paid. Sept, 3t JOHN ROMlioCH.