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MOXUAY, JULY tfi.
Congress adjourned on the 14th iamm. after"a
session of serea and a half months. la Uttle am* j
than a hundred dafs. Use nscrubeHsaus* rvamarro
blc- T** PresiilcutiJ election—th* li-wilful
•own* of political squabbling—oil’, hare been
d«*dod i and then, possibly, *e auy look for
more dignified scene* than hare recently been
exhibited.
THE RESTORED CAPTIVES.
The reader will renolleet, Hat, upon the first
nut-breaking of Un Indian War. two young la
dies wet* made raptirre by the Indiana. The fid
lowing notice, of some incidents coouected with
their restoration, will be read with iatrrest.
Of Um Misars Hall, whose rase seem* to in
teiett every holy,(ami who are now at Male
it niaj not 1*3 unintr renting to hear tlx*
l olio wing, as the best iuf.»nnation that could
. c®U*«ted from the Indiana wl*o succeeded
in proruring their liberation. After the bloo
dy scene of despatching such of the family as
were about the bouse, (to which they could
not avoid being eye witnesses,) these young
w omen were each plat ed on a horse, wbu h
was led by a man—other men walked along
side, to guard and keep them from falling off
in difficult passes. At night a lodge was set
apart, and blankets spread for them; and el
derly squaws made to sleep on each side, by
whom they were taken care of. Such food
as the Indians haJ, was offered to them ; but
mm were 100 unwell to eat or be
i omforted. All of which tlia young women
•ay b true, and that the Indian men oderod
no insult to llicm. They also confirm what
a stated of tins strength of Black Hawk's
camp, as seen in going through a narrow pas
sage, where their horses mired in the mud—
**or® C*B1P’ ** supposed they were
not allowed to see. It seems there was more
difficulty m procuring the liberty of one thau
the other: e young warrior claimed her as ha
Cue, and was very unwilling to give her up;
■** u«ng nil the arguments they were
capable of, the Winnebago*. say they had to
use threats, which, together with an addition
of ten horses to the oiler, obtained hb consent.
The young warrior cut from Mbs Hall's head
• °f her hair; which, by the by, has no
affinity to a similar act among the whites. It
” t° be kept as a trophy of his warlike ex
ploits. The price paid by the Winnebagoes
t* to be 40 horses^ wampum, and trinkets, in
all to the amount of fjoop. Two brothers
of the Misses Hall escaped, they being at
work in the held, and are said to be now with
the troops at Dixon's—(Afbnmri Rep.
THE FOUE1GN NEWS.
k late arrival at New York has brought Paris
dates to the Stli sod Havre to the 9th June.
We have no room for details, and can only
bate, ia general terras, that there have breu ae
rioos disturbances in Paris j and that Use govern
ment has declared that city under martial Law._
The liberal prestra have bero suppressed, and the
Pidyteahnic school disbanded.
The firm exhibition of revolt was on live nesa
siovi of the funeral of Gen. laman|ur, alio is
characterised as ** the bero of Oberiitx, of Lay.
bark, of Wagrsia, ’ be. ITse riot became ao ae
r**u*v *het many were killed and wounded by the
National Guard. •
NThatever may the power of the Citiaca King,
mrtaia it ia that gram diaaaSisfsetion prevail** ami
we doubt whether another July will find him up
00 *hat throne, which one of the prefects says was
“ treated by the hearts and raised by the hands"
of the Pari auras.
It ia stated that the total number of regular
Woopa now in Paria exceeds 30,1)00.
Prsa Ik: Csiowr atul Unquirtr.
The Dupcrs are literally filled with accounts
of die depredations of die Chouans and Car
Ibts, their sieges of towns, and disarming of
the National Guards, 4tc. fee. with the move
ment of troops and proclamations of the go
vernment with regard to tho movements in
the South.
Order* were issued on the 7th of June, for
the arrest of M. M. Laboissicre, C'abet and
Gamier—Paget.
The JfiMfir 4cs Chmmbm of the 7th of
Jun* fttjif that the Chouans had Ukroan ith
portant city in the wcvl, and that aerioui dis
turbance* had broken out in Caen. The vane
JsmuwuI in forms us that it was generally ru
■eourwd throughout Paris, that the Dacbew
•• boert Bid been arrested.
M. le due Fiudame* wu arrested at his
house on the morning of the 7tii ult.
The Jmtmml Jet Dekmlt says,—We are en
abled to state positively that the marriage of
the Prinems Louisa, Uie King's eldest daugli
ter, with King Leopold, was finally ronetud*
ad upon at the meeting between the two So
vereigns at Campaigns, and we believe it cer
tain that the ceremony will lake place at
Cuiapsigne in the course of July.
ENGLAND/
P.IML1QE OF THE REFORM BHJ
On the evening of Monday, June 4th. this
important measure was carried in the House
vf Lords.
For the Bill, ... jog
Against, ... . Stt
Majority, - 84
*«wly all the opponents of the measure
the House, and among them the Duke of
Wellington sad l»rd Lyodhurst
In the Houaa of Common*, on the same
•*7« the Scotch Keform lull was under con
ration.
The resolution, requesting the Prevalent to
«")aa*iiij a day of Fasting and Prayer to
’ Ib-ity, to avert the Cholera, which pan*
** Henste, failed in the l«o«me ef Mepve
♦'lUtivcs. after being so ehanged in its euh
•Un/r a* to make the recommendation the
^ the too house* of Congress, without
lubng upon Ux; Prstideot on the subject.
[-VW. hu
•VJaien Cdnwdi is publicly inimaieed ns a
candidate to represent the Ar t District of the
Vllt Illinois tn the nest Congress.
lew i an D Wiiiti Is re-clotted to Cow
>'1 ft®* He New Orle-uie dotriet in Umc
*csm>
i
rtvmuu Slmnntmn Sptctmtor.
The following Is an extract of a letter from
J*“V Haase*. |*q. Civil Engine, r in the
employment of the State, to a gentleman of
stsunton, dated Winchester, 23d June, 1832:
•* I have surveyed f.om Harpers.
Ferry up the river, and North Fork, to
the mouth of Stony Creek, there clos
ing on my operations of last year. I
resumed at the Fork*, and have pro
gressed up the South River to the
neighborhood of Luray. which place I
left yesterday, and shall return to
morrow.
As soon as I gat the principal opera
tions performed on the river, 1 purpose
makings reconnuisance of the Valley,
m company of such gentlemen as are
Acquainted with the country and feel
interested in the success of the exami
nations. After having selected what
«n*T appear to be the moat eligible
route or routes, I will survey them,
which will establish their relative ad
vantages. | expect to be in readme**
lor these examinations about the 20th
of July, and make this communication
to enable yoo to acquaint your friends,
*nd other gentlemvn through the Val
who are interested.**
LUSU8 NATURJE.
The Milledgrtillf Journal says, that
one of its editors lately saw, in the
possession of a citizen of a neighbour
ing county, a live snake, about 13
inches long, and of the sizeofa man’s
finger, having two heads. Each head
and neck is about two incites Ion",
f__■ . _ .. .. .
. ... «par«HOQ. 11 IB ac
tive and thrifty, having grown aeveral
inches since it was caught some months
■go in the Mic-a-au kee lake. It com
monly runt out both tongues at tha
»ame time, but the motions of the heads
leem not to be generally dependent on
tach other. When food ia given to
one, the other will sometimes endeav-;
or to snatch it away.
J?ar* Fecundity.—Among the other
instances of the valuable productions of
North Carolina, may be mentioned,
ihat a man by the name of Gordon, iu
Granville Co. has had twenty seven
lo/ii, all of whom were living about 12
months since—These were all born
nf one woman. This aged and fruitful
cou ple were remarkably he'll thy and
active, and the father would readily
walk 10 or 13 miles at any time, when
business required it.
Cholera—Black Population.—It isi
•fated as a fact that during the preva-]
lence of the Cholera in Montreal and
Quebec, not a death of a black mao
took place of that disorder.
The great body of those who have
fallen victims to tha cholera at Paris
are tha wretched and vieious; and a
BMng tha prostitutes of the city the
mortality has bean frightful. In ono
house in which there were 60 of these
women, not one escaped, and in a street,
the Hue de la Mortellerie% in which
there are computed to be 13 hundred
nf these miserable creatures, 13 hun
dred have fallen victims.—N. T. Trav.
In Paisley, in a single day, the Cho-1
lera was conquered and driven out of
tha place. The means were simple—*!
the secret was, universal co operation.
Kv«ry house was white-washed, everv
gutter was cleansed, every spoonful of
filth was removed; in every vault, sink,
nr oot-house of every description, the
disinfecting agents were freely used,
and the fire engines completed the pro
cess by thoroughly washing every inch
of surface in the town. The destroyer
rjaased by, for it could find no place to
ight upon.
The Westminster (London) Medical
Society have decided, after the am
pirn r into me nature and hia
tnry e*f the Chulerj in Great Britain,
that “all the evidence brought forward
to prove the aabl maladv a contagious
dtaea»ef haa completely failed.”
Tl*e follow in* «m taken from the keyhole of a
dtut-uu *hnp in New.York :
Not choh ra tick, nor cholera dead.
Hot, out of fri|ftit, from eholm Dnl |
Will mwi r* turn, when ahoi<-ra'anv«i,
For Hr at.
DKATII AND TIIR YOUTH.
• Not yrt-lh Rower* are in n»y path.
The aun i* in my Ar (
Not yrt—my heart n full of hope—
I eon not hear to die.
Not yrt—I wort knew till now
How pfveloMt life eouhl hr |
Mjr heart i* full of love—«A< Death,
I cannot come with liter !*
lint law and Hope, rwrhnnted twain,
Paaaril in their fala-hnod hy i .
IK-tth rarer again, and thru hr acid—
• I'm randy now to dh !' L K I.
Prom the Iroiaivft of t*or#»r^--Tratialcted l>y
Mra. M.man*.
FATR OP MAN AND WOMVN.
V|*o, hy the haltle’a hour iiumoetetned.
May UK yrt l*tr a hi* name to living aong.
But, of fur when wnadaV enuMh «• tear*.
What rrtki the *fi* r world * The po--l'» voice
Telia not of all the alow, ml, weary <l»* «,
And long, long »u^l»t», ihr njh whirl* the low ty
•oul
Pour'd ilarlf forth, taaatnol itvrlf awry.
In pmvionotr od»nriutrv, ♦ »*** kairw,
And reaarlew* Kn if»r early W,
The loved and ramelt'd ir<m*i.
_The TmrtUer.
| Tlnr following Mice h«U in type he-.eve
I r>* "*"***’ but was jHit aside for wore urgent mat
j,tr*- As tin- Frt-nclt King is nos menaced will
dethronement. Mr. WUUa* daaari)Klon, of U»
manner tn which this monareh wears his regal ho
nor** be found interesting.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF EUROPE.
•» *• r. wu.lis.
! —fnmmutwm fa Hu. kmr—
ir rkr9%e rf *Vnnce—TM (jn«e«s and Ik
i iiiKmkj— I If f'vtMifcM Usirrwii.
A* I was getting nut of a faert thi.
morning on the boulevard, I observe*
that the driver bad the cross of the Itgioi
of honor worn very modestly under hi:
i coat On taking a second look at his faci
II was struck with its soldier like, hone*
, expression ; and with a fear ibal I migh
.imply a doubt by a question, I sirepli
observed, that he probably received I
from Napoleon, fie drew himself up i
little as he assented, and with a half trml<
Culled the coarse cape of his coat acmu
is bosom. It was evidently with a mix
ed feeling of pride and a dislike of osten
tation, which showed the nurture of Na
poleon. It is astonishing how superiot
•very being seem# to have become thal
served under him —Wherever you (lad ei
old soldier of the •• emperor.” as they de
light to call him. you find a aoble. brave,
unpretending mao. On mentioning thiecir
cumstance to a friend, ha informed roe
thal il was probably a man who was well
known from rather a tragical eireumstaaco
lie had driven a gentleman to a parly ons
night, who was dissatisfied with him foi
seme reason or other, and abusnd hiui
very grossly. The cocker the next morn
iog sent him a challenge; and. as thecrosi
of honor lavelt all distinctions, he wai
compelled to fight him, and was shot the
first fire.
1 W_ n .as
ui idii ion muii ds a great m
eentive. They are worn veiy proudly in
I1 ranee. You tee men of all elaaaea with
the striped ribbon to their batten-hole,
marking them as the heroes of the throe
daye of July. The Poles, and ths French
and Rnglish who fought well at YVartew,
wear also a hedge; sod it certainly pro
duces a feeling of respect as one passes
them in the street. There are several
rery young men, lads really, wboare woo.
dering about Paris with the Utter distine
lion oo thair breasts,mod every indication
that it in all they have brought away from
their unhappy country. The Poles aic
coming in now from every quarter. I
meet occasionally in society with the eele
brated Polish Countess, who lost her pro
perty and was compelled to flee for her
devotion to the cause. Louis Philip hoi
formed a regiment of the refugees, and
sent them to Algiers, ilo allows no libe
relists to remain in Paris if be can help it
The Spaniards and Italians, particularly,
are ordered off to Tours and other pro
vincial towns, the iustaot they become
pensioners upon the government.
I was presented last uight. with Mr.
Carr and Mr. Ritchie, two of oor country
men, to the king. \Ve were very natu
rally prepared for an embarrassing cere
mony—an eapectation which was not les
sened in my case, by the necessity of a
laced cost, breeches, and sword, matters
which f had contended with our excellent
minister, Mr Rives, were neither neces
sary nor beeo«ntag to Americao citizens
I was overrulsd, however, and we drove
into the court of the Tuilleries, as the
palace clock struck nine, in the costume ol
the lime of Louis the Twelfth, very nox
ious about the tenacity of our knee-buck
les, and not at all satisfied at the justice
done to our unaccustomed proportions bj
the tailor. To say nothing of my looks, I
am sure I should have fell much more like
a gentleman in my costume boirryceoia. by
the time we had passed through the bandi
of all the chamberlains, however, aa<J
wslked through sll the preparatory halli
and drawing rooms each with its comple
ment of gentlemen in waiting, dressed
like ourselves in laee and small clotbss
I became more reconciled to myself, and
heiran to faal tliMl I iniaki nni..l,l. U...
looked out of place in toy ordinary dress
The atmosphere of a court is certainly
very contagious in this particular.
After bung sufficiently astonished will
long rooms,frescoes,and guardsmen sever
or eight feet high, (the tallest men I evei
saw, standing with halberds at the doors.;
we were introduced into the Smllt di
Trxme—a large ball, linsd with crimson
velvet throughout, with the llirooe in tb«
centre of one of the sides. Some ha)
dojren gentlemen were standing aroum
the fire conversing very familiarly, among
whom was the British Ambassador, I«ri
Urrnviile, and the Brasilian minister,
both of whom I had met before. The
King was not there. The Swedish minis
ter, a noble looking man, with snnw whits
hatr, was tha only oilier official persor
present,each of the ministershaving cons
to present one or two of bis countrymen
The king entered in a few minutes, in th«
simple uniform of the line, end joined tbs
group at the fire, with the most familial
and cordial politeness; each minister pre
senting his countrymen as occasion oiler
rd. certainly with far lea* ceremony Osar
one area at most dinner pnrlsee in Ameri
ca. After talking a few minutea witl
l«ord OrenviTle. inquiring the progreas o
the cholera, ha turned to Mr. Ilisea, ant
we were presented. We stood in a httU
circle around him. and he con versed witt
us about America fur ten or fifteen minutes
lie inquired from what slates we came
•nil said he bad been as far w eat as Nash
idle, Tennessee, and bad often slept is
the woods, quite as soundly ea he ever di<
•n more Insurious quarters, lie beggn
pardon of Mr. Carr, who was from Houtl
Carolina, for saying that he had found thi
Southern taverns nut particularly good
lie preferred the North All this time
was looking for somo accent in the 'kmg'i
r.s«li»k.' lie speaks the language wdl
all the Welsit correctness sod fluency oi
• vernacular tongue We were ad sor
■ prised at it It i> .Wrv.n Knglish, how
' ever Ha rjn not a particle of tha cock
- oey drawl, half Irish and half Scotch, with
i which many Kogliahtnen spaak. lie must
• bo tha noil cosmopolite king that evsr
’ T***®**1- He even said be had bean at
•*ougiers, the place of Mr. Carr's consu
late. After soma plrasaat eomplimeata
loour country, be passed to the Brasilian
Minister, who stood oo tbt other tide.
, fea% iog us delighted with his manner; and.
probably, in spite of our independence,
j more inclined than before to look in
! dulgently upon bis bad politics. The
queen bad entered, meantime, with the
king’s sister. Lady Adelaide, and one or
, ■ two of the ladies of honor, and, liter aay
j '“K something courteous to all, in her
. jown language, aad assuring us that his
, *u»j^»ty was very fond of America, the
royal group bowed out, and left us ones
more to ourselves.
y/S e remained n few minutes, and I oc
cupied myself with looking at the gold
and crimson throne before me, end recall
ing to mind the world of bisterical circum
stances connected wit it. You can easily
itnigitii it all The tbrene of France is,
t P*rhape, tha most iaterestiag one in the i
world But of all its associations none
rushed upon me so forcibly, or retained
mv imagination so long, as the eeeiden
tal drama of which it was tha scene during
the three days of July. It was hare the
people brought tho Polytechnic scholar,
mortally wounded in lie attack on the
palace, te die. He breathed his lest on
the throne of France, surrounded with
his comrades and n crowd of patriot*—
It ii one of tha most striking and affecting
I incidanls, I think, in all history.
As as passed out I caught a glimpse
through a side door of the quern and the
Princesses sitting round a table, covered (
with books, in n small drawing room,
while a servant, in tha gaudy Uvary of the j
court, was just aataring with a waiter of
tea. Tha earelets alii lodes of tha figures,
tha mallow light of tha shade lamu. and ^
ine happy voices of children coming thro*
tbn door, reminded me more of home then
any thing I have seen in France. It is
odd, hot really tbe moat aching aenae of
bome-sickaeas I have felt since I left A
raerica. was awakened at that moment—
*• the palace of n king, and at the eight of
hit aueen and daughters!
We stopped in the aaticbambcr to have
' our nines recorded in tbn visiting book—
n ceremony which insures us invitations
to all tbe bads given at tbe court during
the winter. Tbe first has already appeared
i in the shape of a printed note, in which
we are informed by the 'Aid de-camp of
| the lung end the lady of honor of the ,
queen.' that we are invited to n ball at
the pklece an Monday night To my dis- !
tress there is n little direction at the bot
tom. ‘Let horunut tcrtmt tn uniformed
which subjects those of us who are not
military, onse more-to the awkwardness
of ibis ridieuloos court dress. 1 edvisn nil
Americans coming abroad to get n com
mission io tbn militia to travel with. Ilia
ef use in mere ways then one.
I met the Counleu (iuiecioli. walking
yesterday in the Tuilleriea. She looks
much younger than I anticipated, ie n
handsome blonde apparently about 90 I
am told by n ge a tie man who knows her,
that she has become a great flirt, and ie
quite spoiled by admiration. The celebri
ty nf Lord Byron'e attachment would cer
tainly make her n very desirable acquaint
ance were she much less pretty then she
really is; and I am told her drawing room
is thronged with lorersof all nations, can
tending for n preference, whieh, having
been once given, ne it has. should be
buried for ever. So. indeed, should have !
j been the Empress Msria Louisa's, and;
, that of tbe widow of Bishop Ileher; end
yet the letter bes married a Greek Count,
and tbe former n German Baron.
•I fJootf Tate,
Frem the AVw Yerk Mtm>r.
OBADIAlf.
“You are n good for nothing laxy
rascal,** said an exasperated farmer to
hit son Obadiah Davis. "You have
(neither watered the horse*, nor fed the
tlici. I here's Sal trnlllino ilnt«n i
because there’s no wootl cut for the
i °*en; and you have left the bare of the
lane down, and the cow has gone into 1
neighbor Humphrey’s field. Get out 11
r you lai.y, good fur nothing loon—out of
sight!” I
Mr. Davis was six fret high. Oba- '
diah was not mors than five feat three. I'
Tl.a last adjectives. with their termi-H
Dating noun, were rendered much mora 1
emphatic by the hearty cufTs with which |
each one were accomponied, and the i
^last explanatory push, which cams:*
from a palm of a hand, brawny with*
fifty years tsbor, formed a hint not to
, be mistaken, that the negligent youth’s I
company was no longer wanted. i
Obadiah was n lubberly looking fel- '
low about twenty. He bore the beat- 1
|ing with good grace, the necessity of I
which frequent experience had inrulea ' <
| ted j and without saying a word to his I i
< irritated parent, he went down the lane 11
neglect nf the bars of which bad H
i J formed one nf the counts in ihe decla
] rat ion against htm—sod sat down on j I
. a stone, in a little grove nf trees, and
by the side of a brook, whnao waters'
' swept rapidly over their ssndy bed,
( sod filled the sir with freshness snd
| t music, lie ruminated awhile with his
i wndtr lip out in a pouting way, which.'
►with him as well as older*, was a sign : 1
I ^f some internal agitation.
> j "V ea,” be i sc Umnl— for whv should ,
i(not a fsi mar's boy address the grnsrsj
sad iatvl.e the ttudipuilt, as wall as
Tell or Bratus? ••Ye*,’* says Obadi
s^ drawing the sleeve ofhis ciat scross
his month, with more ot a view nf com
fort than grace * “yea-I’ll be darned
if I stand that ere any more. 1 an't
to be beat like a dog all mT life, .nd
I thick I may as well give dad the slip
now as at any other time. I’ll tell
him on’t. If he’s a mind to give me a
Irifle, so much the better—if ht han’t,
why ho may let it alone.’*
It was about two days after the pre
ceding events, that Mr. Davis was sur
prived at the appearance of his son*
ipparantly equipped for a journey.—
He stared at him a moment, partly si
lent from displeasure, and partly from
mrprise.
“Well, father,** said Obadieh, with
io«ne hesitation, “I’m come to bid vou
good bye.**
“To bid me goodbye you fool!—
Why, where are you goingr’*
“I’m going to seek my fortune in
the world, father. I know I am of no
ise to you. I think I can do almost1
is well any where else. I can’t do
much worse, at all events. So I am
toiog down te York, or somewhere
thereabouts, te get along by myself.**
vv arm and deep feeliogs, thank hea
ven, are oot confined to the wealthy
nor the wise; and nature fashions her
humblest hearts, as rich in strong and
delicious affections, as those which beat
beneath flashing stars. Mr. Davis lo
ved bis son for many reasons. He was
the only pledge of one who had stirred
jp the reaance of earlier feelings, and
shorn now the green sod covered; and
[Jbadiah, ordinary as was his general
tppwrsnce, sometimes turned upon
iim with an expression efeye, or repli
in mirth with a smile,which recalled
»er to his memory, and found no where
ilse in the wide world. Besides, he
sas always honest and affsetionate;
inu mouga he never discovered that
linil of activity which might have ren*
lered him useful in the station which
ie had occupied; yet hs was his son,
tnd as such, he felt more than he was
n the habit of putting in words.
His eyes appeared moist, therefore,
is he remonstrated with the young ad
venturer, and found him firm in the
purpose which he had, it seemed, been
i considerable time in adopting; and
ifter mock useless persuasion, with a
voice softened by the thought of ap
proaching separation, he asked him
ehat course he intended to parsoe.
“I *m going to atody law.”
“And how are you to be supported
while you are follow ing yoor studies?”
“I guess I'll teach school,” answer
ed Obadiah with the gravity of a saint
The old man, in spite of his sorrow,
:ould not refrain from laughing at the
ihought of hia young onsuccessful agri
utturist, retailing his wisdom and
tnowledge to the riaing generation, or
>ursuing the subtlo shadows of Justine
through the mazy labyriaths of law.—
He looked at him will* increasing won
Icr. There he was, with his brown
:ost and linsey-wolsey trowsers, his
isir corned straight over his forehead,
md his bashfulness flinging him Into
the most awkward attitudes, even in
this attempt to explain his new pros
pects. But Obadiah, it appears, had
wads up his mind and was not inclined
to return to his old employment on any
terms, lie herefore bade his father
*ood-bye, & shook hands with his sister
Sally and the cook. A short walk over
the I aim afforded him su opportunity
>f performing the same tender doty
towards the horses, the pigs, and the
>M cow. All things being at length'
lettled to his satisfaction, he started i
>n his way. The poultry were gath
ering upon the roost, and ths old dog,
L’aisar came after him, wagging bis tail j
, . «*'-;—.o
J. but in sum, to accompaoy his mas
ler on his novel expedition. Many
lensitive folks would have yielded a
rew soft regrets to the quiet and real*
y beautiful spot he was leaving per
taps forever. But Obadiah never
Jreamed of regretting what he was do
ng of his own aecord. He east, there
ore, only a alight retraspoctivaglaoce
ipon tha scene of his boyish psins and
Measures; and having surveyed io a
uoment, with one eyu shut, cotnmenc
id his journey, whistlirg Yankea Doo
lie.
The disadvantages under which he
abored were immense. Without edu
cating and totally destitute of ripe
iencu of the fashionable or literary
eorld) friendless, and almost penny
ess, he wss to make his own way a
nong those who had enjoyed proper
uslruclinn, and high friends from their'
>irth—who had been u»hetrd into pub-!
ie life, with the honors of college, and !
oho would scarcely regard the quiet, I
plain and retiring country boy, eacept
oirh smiles and derision.
Ilis advantages, however, were not
>y himself disregarded, lie knew the
itrengih of a mind which had grown up
n the solitude and quiet of nature’s
ibodrs, unweakened by the dissipation
*f fashion, sod untrammelled by the
fetters of a bad system of education.
Ila knew that ho nod great difficulties j
lo stroggle against, auil that h« mu«l I
Jepei.d upon himself, do*/ lo rupplj all
deficiencies of nature or art, by hits
atao unwearied application.
• • e • • « 4
la a splendid drawing room ofa well
known city, a young gentleman waa
entertaining some yoong ladies. They
were all in rich and highly fashinnsbl.
appaiel. The girls were lovely; and
they, as well as the graceful youth,
whose handsomely turned periods ex
cited so much pleasure, and whose at
tic wit produced such frequent bursts of
merriment, seemed whiling away thn
hours delightfully, in all the charming
and elegant familiarity of high life.—
A ringing was heard at the d.»or, and
tho servant announced Mr. ObadiaU
Davis, who accordingly walked in with
his hat on, and without the slightest
cinbairassmsnt proceeded to business.
The politeoess ever attendant upon
re*‘ gentility, prompted all the compa
ny to restrain their disposition toward*
niirth, while Mr* Da\ii pmcoteJ hie
letter of introduction, and the gentle
man was Derusing the same. But
when, after having finished and folded
up the letter,' Mr. Chatterton introdu
ced Mr. Davis to the ladies, as a gen
tleman from the country, whose inten
tion it waa to pursue the profession of
tha law, the larking smiles curled their
rosy lips in spite of themselves; and
Mr. Chattertou himself, while he per
formed all the necessary duties which
tha etiquette of the day required, ad
ded to the good humour of hit fair and
merry companions, by a wink which
did not nass altogether unobserved.
Mr. Chatterton complied with his
request, which, upon the recommends
tion of a friend, be had made, to bn
allowed to file his certificate id thcoffice
where the young gentleman, under tho
instructions of his father, was also stu
dying law.
Time passed on. C. Chatterton, in
the lull possession ofan ample fortaae,
and surrounded by all the blandish
ments of life, found a thousand things to
charm him from his office. He was
young, gay, and witty. Hia society
was courted by all hia acquaintance of
*** ®WI| •**» and among the fair and
fsscinatiog of the other, a heart liko
waa sure to find joya too delicioue
to be yielded for thedrudgerv of a law
yer s office,or the remote hopes of futuro
fame. He loved music, and its notee
welcomed and detained him wherever
be .Wtnl* Dancio* •'a® hia delight;
and there were snowy hands which ho
knew he might have for the asking, and
bright eyea to flash upon him when ho
did ask; and how could he turn from
witcheries like these, for the dusty
volumes of antiquated law? fie was an
enthusiastic admirer of nature, and she
wooed him ina thousand w»ya from him
tedious task. Her breath waa fragrant
upon the air, and her voice came to hint
»n winning tones upon every breeze.—
It was impossible for hina to turn a deaf
ear to her enchantments: therefore, ho
walked, sailed, rode—-tometimes ho
wandered forth in the moroing, to
ivitnesa the rising of the sun: aod a
gain, in the summer night, tho moon
would lure him out from the unhealthy
lamp, to roam with loved ones beneath
her rays,
Nuw, during all this time, little Oba
diah was as busy as a bee. lie had
taken a school, which occupied part
°f his time, and the income ena
bled him to defray all hia expenses.
Nothing called him from his duty.—•
The in non shed her silvery radianco
in vainj and he had seen the sun new
so often, that it had lost all its novel -
ty* His feelings were not awakened
by wandering affections, nor was bin
clear and calculating brain disturbed
by the intrusive visions of fancy. Na
ture, art, beauty and fashion, all want
with their various revolutions and ad
venture* without affecting him—hia
time waa devoted to hia duly, and ho
knew no other pleasure.
Ten years passed away, and brought
with it, as usual, many unexpected
changes. Charles Chatterton, the love
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•ml the glass of form, had been left in
poverty by tho failure ef bit father.
Bred op in all lhaluxuriea of life, an«l
unprepared to meet its ruder acene.
he was inadequate to aupport himself.
Ilia line, efiVimnate spirit broke down,
and he live* in poverty, neglected bf
hia former friends, and awaiting a mi
serable death.
Obadiah, on the contrary, hat suc
ceeded beyond all expectation. Ilia
•kill and knowledge have acquired fer
him • high reputation;and ho t« rapidly ^
•matting a fortune,whit h he will doubts w
le*a knm* n how to keep^« well aa to ob
tain. Ilia manners, too, have become
polished during hia commerco with th«
world) and tho rough and awkward
country lad. ia now on# of tho rich oat
and moat celebrated lawyera of one of
tbo first States of tho I'aiM. Ilia in
fluence »o viaiblo upon o largo portion of
society, and there are rumors of •• in
feminity to send htaa In Congreaa.—
" ■ P**J it ia that tho fioo and deli
cate on joy men to of our nature are to
•fim incooeutont with worldly sue
<r*t, »s«| (hit erih and fame must
bo sough* by so many •amfkeaol fool
ing • t il ajfcctiuD!

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