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fl^MK ahnve property may justly be cleared
M amongst the qpet rahtabJe af the kind
n VirgkUa. It w sttu&trd on (Ke Rhtnudoth
Boer, within half a mile of the Potomac at
Harpcrs-Fenry; and Urn facilities thns afford
ed. tor getting Bark or Flaxseed down either
nwrrapj mor great. Besides, the neighbor
Ud cu4m b rery important; and the stock
i i .tides which can always be procured at
tic place, renders it ooe of the most eligible
♦sr.ssies la the 'country. There b eti^hH
to the yard, a Bark Mill which goes by water,
and oiany ether convenience*.
It weU deserves the attention of enterprb
iup men.
The ranting will taka place on Thursday
the tfth day of August, for a term of years, to
•e mdi known on the Bay of rentliw. -
JOHN FRAME.
1333.afT. Btrkkami.
’ . _ «rnes .
.fan Black JltmMarct See*.
T\TANTED, at the tfcnrMm .fjMtkr
w V ee»p and Boak Start, good country
QuiiU and Black Mustard Seed, if brought
immediately ; far which cash will be given
bJ JAMES BROWN.
July 19,1839.
00088 AND LOT
, # IN BHEP1IERDSTOWN
ftor Smte mi efwcf <#».
■PURSUANT to the decree of the late
JT Superior Court of Chancery for the
» uwheeter District, made oo the Cth day of
June, 1831, in the suit of Jacob Van Doran,
atjjniniatrator of James Kearney, dec*d, com
plainant, against John Stephen, defendant,
I will sell, at public auction, at the Court
Hduse in Charlestown, on Afsndsy tiu 90tk
-J n*rt, (being court day,)
A ROVIBAVDLOT
In Shephenbtown, known at Lot No. 179,
being the same let which was sold to the said
John Stephen by James Kearnev, and lately
sold by the Marshal of the court aforesaid to
Denaw Stephens, who is now in possession of
the property: The tele Will be on a credit of
twelve months—bond end mount; and a lien
oo tha property to be given.
JOHN 8. MAGILL,
Batcial e»-.-■«
July •«, 1839. in", u-.
uvvusm.
.ff Thirty Cents m
price. Abo, elegant WAZsL FA*
ftnm 95 cents to fl 50 per piece, en
a variety of beautiful pattern*—and
— Fire Screens and Window Blind*.—
•per will be hung at 35 cents a piece.
Sofas, bedsteads, chain, fce. as usual. A
kfge stock of Paints for sale, of every variety,
LEONARD SADLER.
I have also for sola, about 4000 pounds of
good BACON.
Charlestown, July H, 1839.
| ATELY received by
*4 H. KEYES.
July 96, 1839.
BW«Ms*te JUuuf fbr BmSe.
Y virtue of o dood of I root esecuted
by Welter B Selby, to the sebecri
sod of • decree of tbs ebon eery
four! st Wiaebeeter, will be offered, ot
Public euctioo Jbreesb^w geJardey Um I »4A
^ V digiMt wet, botwoeo Use boots of
JO; A M sod », P M. o tract or parcel of
LAND, hr tag OeerSbepbertfstofrn, to the
meaty of JvffprVM, end bounded as fel*
iuws. to wit: Bogiootog at A o stake oo
S hilt cad ia tbo edge of D. Staley’s field,
roroer te Staley; fbeaee with bit Une N.
6i. W 156 1 10 poles to B. a stake la fee
•»«tk edge m tbo rood leading to bb*n
Ittditsei, ead comer to Coorad Lickli
I^^bwsa with Liekbdor’e too I I4i,
W. w poles t* C. a stake, corner to eetd
l4Hfedori tbedee basing UckUdar. and
oraAesag fen tenet with tba division boo 8.
Si. K 77 IJO poles («t I i iukf »n the
edge of the wood lend ; throes 8 VA. W
I 5 10 pole* to V. a white oak in'*be edge
of tbo ttobor: femeo 8 9 84. R 61
evw rana a 2b &e Use cf A
dosn fehowmflb; tboner wife bio lines ff
M l 4 Y. 77 810 poles to ff a Mono set
I fee f ’pwd. comer to Sbownssp; bom
I P. 14 I 1, R- 149 poles, to tbo beginnieg,
I eMMatnmg ewe Aantdrtd and /»rt| lArse
I Mh V,r&* roods end liblm perrAvs ,
which '»4 tract of tend wan conveyed In
tba to Water B. Selby, hr Rawteigb
Mmaas. }r Van Morgen, tsclddii Me
Cooley hRdma and heirs of Gooff*
Margos, doeeowod, end was by fee an Id
Selby « os rayed <o fee onbtf ribots, by deed
® ffatsn1L* tTfh rf foot Ifll sad doty ro
ot rdeff i« tbo twenty court of Jrfferena,
in Irtf toiiegm a doM fat to Abram
IMiabMI take place m tbo
* « HARRIS,
Vlf B. I0BIXWK,
, i TVwsters.
1999 f
*x2xsz£tsztuz+tt&i
ifWlbwHhl MotreyjKuni fee u«e month.—
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■'*" «t - »••* <" ■WWMtAI, MB JWWS.
TOCAROUNK, ffiWMMt Mbd.
*W'M ** ur*nt mu, Jiavui, lui
; awtettssstesase
te£^^SS2?te?’,",r
Nov’laong the duntfowrtHrawOwtwring
Forever round tboa, wAfcd to dog. ■ * -
Liwbb world IwHl brighMadoa.
TbwiBext, ia girthed*. Muahlng boar,
A. fro® thy ova Umsd Abbey-tower
^ »4«*. «»•»•.'
Wkh mikt that to the booty frown
• ty^MfcBB kat • «T»
As I have ivorhSi thee glide along,
tasessfe*
ys&jSg2*
WHhUvhWhaothi5 wSLaooW dwell,
clcafa* ft-eeothe sourer,
Holding through life hrr limpid oaorac,
Ukr A rtrthuui through tho^a/
Stealing ip fountain parky.
Now, too, another change of light!
asswsa CKBSSl,
Whoa with hi* prod-Corinthian lew*
Iler roar, too, high-bred Beauty weave*.
Wonder not If, where att*k *o Mr,
To ehiiao wear more then hard eaa dare;
Wonder not If, whilo every aocae
I’M watoh’d thee through so bright hath hern.
•?. V' ■ atioold, in her quest •
Of beauty, know aet where to rest.
Bat. dueled, at thy fret thus fall,
Hailing thee beautiful in all * h■ •
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TMEFKBE FMtE*&.
MONDAY, AUGUST i
BSSSSOBSI^sgaaBBi
By the following, from the Raleigh fitar, It
will be seen, that although Judge Baaaova does
not «y, la direct terms, that be accepts the oorni
natioa, as Vice President, yet he docs not de
clioe it He is therefore in the field. The
Globa will find Kbaud work to sudd Urn off.
_ , . ^mataieu, a. c. jvau «, IUO. Jt
8im: la ohctBcnce to a resolution adapted at a
Convsatiosi of a number of the citizens of this
8«r, assembled * «M# sKy on the ISth last., 1
ha*wth« honor to forward to you a copy of their
ssgttjsvzzxssxz
maionty of the freematf of this State.
sssur
Tha lion. Puur W. Btssscs. T
_ _ wwoift, itrtr fi, 1*32.
_ I Mee received your letter of the
2*th ulhato, enclosing the proceedings of the
Cmvesjdou which lately met atRiacigh, cod
e kiab did me the honor of nominating owas V iaa
IWdHt of the United Matos.
h is one which I have pursued tram a thoreaah
conviction, that K wet correct in principle! that
•* trm m°*or* «*th the tompmUidi
hpArri and, in sheet, that K
** the Fede
nlMdStotoGuseriiments withiathei? respective
mTtn^sinTs^u ^Bj^^toBisbuutouh.
{•Jj ??•“***• wi%k aMi<> P*MUsf.
fsirst 9nm ef whom was a triad pui.tis servant
tmmd ns megs modem times. The evidence of
Se^iyasrtSMlSBM:
«hw I do for the ireVJiilt"er|UakS i
mm
•erntm. With wmert wtecw,
Year* respectful)/,
.. , P. r. RAMOl'R.
Men. Jarnm Iimu, Prctitont
if to* Malcigk C*m*nU*m.
RRAXDlUiqiieNCR.
The Orange Prrw, speahleg of CJen. Jack
•na’s transit through that village, ••fatigue*! a lit*
tW w«h his journey," discoursed. in the fcdlow
hS, majfni/fga* style:
Standing high ia the opmUwi of oar people
!T5T’wU *♦*> **"»*«' has ranked him w |«h
Uw Idlan sf hie Country—been his oppn*
—to* acknowledge his Homan Artnnras. Thai
•arh a man should had in this ewwatrT mei
•f the most bitter and unrelenting enemies
that man over had, would ha a matter ef is.
hmtsbmeat, if it n am aot wen that CM* Met
*"* »ha
on the.r enemies, and left them naught hut
the satisfaction ef working « o€ theW spleen
by felling the* minds.”
Cnaraathm may be piled upon mavmHiea,
cptibntsheaped npnnenilhet*-~C oilmen swab
lowed by Clay —nni)mention nested with
the Bank with the hundred
nm ad Argus, and hundred arms of Ananas,
thrown M* the cauldron and
•• Idka a h»H hrmh, hail and hohMe,"
aM» tha Hava wlH triumph dorr *1! their wick
ed arts, and earn Ms country frum their an*
r*to£ grasp, •• and flourish fe Hnmortal youth
throt^h egos yet unborn.”
Jam% Hawaaa PsrtHt, Esq. ha* arrived at
Hew Yeah la the packet ship President lie
was at panted several reek* hack, and ar
rangements mad* by a rwemhme of literary
gentlamea, tn receive him ia • becoming
mat met. The cholera may pcohnbty delay
the proposed arrange met. t* - |fc» On*
I
/Vwu»r AW |W+ jHam.
A DUEL. BY TORCHLIGHT.
Wi ml« m estrMt few HwmmwI |rfwa(
* rfagulsr dMr Im the iwiln sf Uw Ummsw
«TAImw*w
w Among the mmli who had aia»
cod themselves in obsolotcly hosttls
opposition to the gcneral-ie-chief, La.
nosoe, the Brother of him who lately
commanded at Bcsancon.waaenc of the
®«ry. One day an expression so
horrible,andUt the same time so alarm
ing for the safety of thoarmy, was re
ported to Junot, sod from that moment
the favorable preposessions with which
the bravery of Lsousse hod inspired
him, were utterly destroyed.' * I cans#
to hate him, sf last/said he to me,when
relating tHb circumstances of ths quar
rel. Amicable appearances wers ne
vertheless kept epw but their hearts
were estranged.• One day Murat, wish
ing to reconcile the two generals, invi
ted them to ditto with him,together with
Lannes, Besaierea, and I believe La
vallette, who was then aide-de-camp te
the general-in-chief.
“Dinner passed off agreeably, and
the party afterwards frit to play. Dor
•»| • *•■»« at boui/ktt* the con versa
lion turned on a military operation
which the army wae about.to make,when
Lanusse s* tiered a sarcastic smite te
escape him; it siaaperatsd Junot. Bcs
sieros who sat neat to him kept him
quiet for n few moments. Lanusse,
misinterpreting the tranquility which
prevailed around him, continued talk
ing about the state of the army in very
indecorous terms, to the midst of hin
strictures he Stopped abort, and addres
sing Junot. 4 JunoL’ said he. ‘lend me
ten louts! I am a bankrupt.* *1 have
no money before«»,' replied Junot,
dryly. Ai he had a heap of gold be
fore him, Lanusse, eyeing him stead
lastly, rejoiqed, * Hnw am I to taka
your answer, Junot?’ *Just as you
please.* * I asked you to lend me fen
of the loois that aro lying before yon.1
‘And I answer, that if there is money
lying before me, there^ none for a
traitor Iiko you.* ‘Nonebut ascouo
drel could nso such an expression,*cri
ed Lanusse, beside himself with rage.
** In a moment all were on their lege.
‘Junot! Laausse!* cried they, endea
voring to soothe them, for, at the epi
thet employed by Laoanee, Janet had
become furioos. AH at once be appear
ed ealm. * Hear me, Lanusse,* said he,
io a voice, the mildness of which form
ed a strange cootraat with hit choleric
trembling, * hearken to me; I called you
a traitor; I don't think yon aro sot—
Yon called me a scoundrel; yon dont
think me one; for which we ere both
brave fellows. Hot, look yon, we must
fight; one of ns most die. I hate yen,
because yon hate the man whdfii I levs
and admire.** We most fight; and
that immediately. I swear that be
fore I go to bed to-night Uuaaffair shall
be settled!*
All the witnesses of tho scene weri
sensible that such words as had bees
exchanged demanded blood, and even
life. Bur, what waa to be done? TH<
general had prescribed duels; be wooltl
not have any in bis army. If tbs af
fair were te be deferred ti[) the ncxl
day,he would know it,and theo it would
be impassible ft* settle it. bferst'i
garden was specious; it sloped down
to tho Nile. Torches wera lighted
and they might fight that very instant.
It was nine o’clock, and quite dark.
" wcmjwh miii rwu uiarr' aatu
4 A pretty question,* said La
nesee, • pistols to ho sore.* Every oni
looked at him io astonishment. H<
had been insulted: according to tbr
lawa of deeding he had a right to chnoer
the weapons that ahootd bo employed.
All were therefore surprised that b«
should prefer one which, in Janot*i
hand, was sore to prove fetel. It ii
well known that ho was the meet ex
pert marksman with the pistol, not on
ly in France bet in Europe. At 24
paces he never missed an ace, and
eoold always cot the boll in two, and
that exactly In the middle, against the
blade of a knife.* * I will not light you
with pistolsoi4 ho eooly to La no see;
*y«*o oco no marksman, you would not
hit a bam door. We ought to light
opon equal terms. Wo have our
swords; let sago.*
Bessieres, who waa Janet's second
eleoo with Merst, whispered to him
that he waa a foolish follow, as Lane sac
wav a capita1 swordsman, and h«
might perhaps stand no chance with
him, “Consider loo,** said Murat,
*• it is for life or death.** Jonot
would not listen to any thing. They
proceeded to the garden, end by the
wot Unease again raised hie voice,
and employed some very mfcoaive ex
presaioo with reference to Jonot **Yoe
eft eating now Itho a mao without heart
sod yet yen or# a brave moot one
would supposeyoo were trying to screw
•p your courage.** Laooaoe replied
*TWj W4 iwitimlj bee* Mima**, and I
pk•■um' b<N<MM> *’*"
tl«,-aM* «m nawtttkb Or bwm. w*l mm
, d tbe tea tlumpiuM UBtui ut ib* arm tA
rvv
with • volley of abate. I aaoee si*
0 Coom aloof. La novae.” tn that en
ergetic manner with which be adorned
all he said, far at this period and eveu
much later, f aever heard him apeak
tee wards bat the third wit as oath.—
Camealong,.. ..hold yoar tongue... .
Ybo ara gaiag ta cat woe another’s
threats—what the devil would yoa have
aaore ? All that yoa eay ta him bow U
positively thrown away.”
Whea they were oa the ground, tho
•oeoode esamioed it, and they bad a
good wind not to * offer tho affair to
tako place oe that spot. Tho Nile,
after its periodical inundation, had left
inequalities which were eooogh to trip
a person up at every step. w If it were
hat day-light!” said Marat.* “But
you cannot fight here. ” •* Come on!”
said Jonor, “ this is children’s play.”
Palling off his coat, he drew his sword,
and Lauatae did the same.
Jaaot was a good fencer. He wss
piralle, brave* and perfectly coot: but,
wishing to finish tho affhir, snd taking
his opportunity, he made a stroke st
Lana see, which cut'the crown of his
hat and spool itself on his check.—
Had he been without his hat he mast
have been killed. Taking advantage
of the movement which had left Jonot
exposed, ha gave him a back handed
cut, which laid opan the abdomen, and
made a wound, the scar from which
was more than eight inches long. Jo
nnt was rsmoved with great difficulty.
The nature ef the wound was most se
rious in a country where inflammation
of the intestines is tha chief thing ta be
dreaded. But he was surrounded by
persons whose talents and friendship
quickly alleviated hie alarming situa
tion.
The general-in-chief was furious the
next morning, when Desegenettes, at
Junut’s desire, informed him of tho oc
currence. •* What!” criod he, a ore
they determined to cut each other’s
throats ? Must they go ioto the midst
of tho reed* of the Nit.', to dispute it
with crocodiles, and leave tffchiad for
them the body of the one that shall
have fallen ? Hava they not enough
then with the Arabs, the plague, and
the Mamelukes ? ** You deserve,Mon
•tear Jenot,*’ mkj be no though hit eld
aid-de-camp had been preeent, "you
richly deserve putting under arrest for
a month when you get well.*' Such
were the very wards of Bonaparte.—
He went to tee Jenot a considerable
time after the affair,that is to eaj, when
Janet waa Almost convalescent, for, at
first, Napoleon would not see him, say
ing, that he was more culpable than
Lsnosse. However, the vary nafft day,
when apprised of the retail tnd causes
of the dee!, he ekdaimed: '* My poor
Janet—wounded far me! Bet theo,
the idiot! why did ha not fight.with
pistols?"
LEOPOLD and The PRINCESS LOUISE.
For MTtnl months |fa*t, a h/menial alli
ance has been in contain plat ion between the
King of the Belgians, and the Princess Louise,
daughter of the King of the French. From
the prominent station in which Leopold has
i been placed for the Iasi 16years successively,
as the husband of the late Princes* Charlotte,
who was heir presumptive to the British
' Realms,—as the peneioner after her death,
1 in the enjoyment of 00,0001. from the British
i Government,—as the King elect of Greece,—.
and more recently as King do facto of the
Belgians,—bis name and character are nut
unknown to our readers.
Of the Princess Louise we know little pen
than that she b the eldest daughter of the
King of the French, is a little post 30 yean
of ags, and is represented in the French pvr
i pert to be very beautiful, amiable and or.
i eoaapllshed. These however are usually re
presented to be the qualities of Princevoes by
their courtiers and flatterers. But in the
' present instance, there Is reason to believe
that these eomaieadatioo* are not unmerited.
Those who have been but a short Hate in Pe
ris, have had opportunities of knowing, that
the »iiolo of the present Or lean« family are
eminently indebted to nature, so far as re*
gsrds personal anpraranro. The two sldot
Princes,—the Dukes of Orleans and Nemours,
—are fine looking young men, full of spirit
and activity, aigl the young Princesses, three
w fouryears ago, were gracefbl and bloom*
inf. Their appearaoee waa such as would
have been deemed ornamental to any circle,
whether viewed as Princesses or as young In*
dies in the lewer walks of life. It uu.y, there*
f‘«rc be conceded that the term# a4 praise in
the Paris papers, so far as concern* pcr*«w>ai
eh anas, are not to be attributed to a di-posh
tkm to flatter a Princess, nor to mere French
fHHttPy.
The praises bestowed on the intellectual
accomplishment* of the Prince** lo*i»r, may
•h® be roue ale rad a* marked, from the well
known character of Loom Phillip* as a hirer
at kandag sod a patr-n the liberal art*
lb 1ms had bn days of adversity, and sees
the time on this continent when he has hr egg
compelled to teach a arkoetforaenhatMewec.
tie has therefore known from < sperienee the
mi vantages of education. It kite Duke of
Orleans he had the repute! tea ef (wring pue
ttrular attention to tl* education of i.U me
m«r««i« and rising lawity. lie doUwnti* Hr*
ele was the seat af learning find the arts, and
bis bourn the Palais Hayed Ike same that ha
•till occupies am a kingly PaUcer_um the
rwrcptacls ef choice took'. (mint mgs oral sta
tuary. it ie said that the br«> elect ef Lew
poW, k arriwmUptedM literal no. and a pro*
fiefad III mu-deT petHlteg and dawring.
The am kiltie amt domestic v.rlaea of the
Prmrrss may hr Hderrrdfawn tba weN known
tact, that lbn dwelling of Ike king is the a*
hndn ef dsmsutlmAi|pn i , end that the
members of the flbiif hare hems naked hi
. »be closest bondn ef aflbeSwm, at lr«st •••eh is J
Uie miMM'tva In which th> y are held w fa
rU.and they nml to be frequently mm to ■
nbcnt of Mibiic iminrirnt
fiuclt are the relations, and sueh k the eon- |
dMkn of a Princess that appear* to be to
t rot bed to the King of the Belgian*. Juat
betbre the recent insurrection broke out we
bad aeeounte that Leopold had come to Com- 4
Mkke to meet hk mtcoded bride. Ixnii* '
Philippe and hk fcaailr went Atom Fan* to J
■Met him. Competing ka email city of about !
130 milee Arum Park, h» the neighborhood of 1
extensive forests and hooting grounds. We !
know not wbrther Leopold had bad an inter
»kw there with the Princess. The more im- ,
pert ant political movements in Paris regress
ed the public attention at the last dates. We 4
are therefore constrained to abandon Leo
pold to hk moonlight rambles, and the young 4
Princess to her dream# of her love, until we ,
receive further datA, wishing both ill the
happiness that they anticipate.
The twenty-fourth day of July wm assign- '
cd for the wedding, and if they can hare an
interval free trims insurrection, it will be a
merry day for the French people. As the
26th July is the aaoireraary of 1830, this pe
riod may have been fixed upon for the Wed
ding, to put the people in a good humor, for
the return of the last days of July.
GLEANINGS
IVoei Uu Memsirs e/ Marie Antoinette.
The conflagration of the scaffolds intended
for fire works for the celebration of the mar
risgv pf Louis XIV. is generally known.—
Amidst the distracted multitude pressing an
every side, trampled under the horses feet,
precipitated into the ditches of the Mu* Royal
and the square, was a young man, with a girl
with whom he was in lore. She wm beauti
ful ; their attachment hod lasted several years;
Cruniary causes had delayed their union,
t the following day they were to be mar
ried. For a long time, the lover protected
his mistress, keepiug her behind him, cover
ing her with hk own person, sustaining her
strength and courage. But the tumult, the
cries, the terrors, and peril, every moment
increased. ‘I am sinking,’ she said, ‘my
strength fails—I can go no further.’ * There
is yet a way,’ cried the lover in despair; ‘get
on my shoulders.’ He feels that his edvice
has hern followed, and the bopo of saving her
■swwwn.n ms diuuui u I 111
strength, lie resists the roost violent con
cussions : w ith his arms firmly extended be
fore bis breast, he with difficulty forces bis
way through the crowd; at length be clears
K. Arrived at ooe of the extremities of the
place, having set down his precious burthen,
faltering, exhausted, fatigued to death, but
intoxicated with joy, he turns tgund; it was
a different person: another more active, h:ul
taken advantage of bis recommendation: bis
beloved was no more!
The empress Maria Theresa was left a
widow at an ago when her beauty was yet
striking. Sim was secretly informed of a
scheme projected by her three principal min
isters, to make tliemselvcs agreeable to her;
of a compart made between them, that tbe
losers thonid not suffer themselves to be in
fected with any feelings of jealousy towards
him who should be fortunate enough to gain
his sovereign's heart; and they had sworn
that the successful one sltould be always the
friend and support of the other two. Tbe
empress, being well assured of this Cart, one
day, after the breaking up of the council over
which she had presided, turned the conversa
tion upon the subject of women, female so
vereigns, and the duties of their sex and rank;
and then applying her general reflections to
herself lit particular, the told them she hoped
to guard henettnil her life against weakness
of tbe heart; M&khat if ever an irrwaistiblc
feeling should make her alter her resolution,
it should be only ia favour of a man proof
aghinst ambition, not et►gaged mi state aflairs,
accustomed and attached only to a private
life, and ita calm enjoyments—in a word, if
her heart should betray her so far as to lead
her to love a man invested with any inmortaut
office, from the moment he should discover
hrr sentiments, be should be contented to re
sign his place and bis influence with the pub
lic. Tfcis was sufficient •. the three ministers,
more ambitious than gallant, gave up their
project forever. •
Franklin appeared at court in the dress of
an American cultivator. Ilia straight on pow
dered hair, bis round bat, his brown cloth
coat, formed a contrast with the faced sod
embroidered coats, and the powdered and
I perfumed heads of the court for* of Versailles.
Tins novelty turned tbe enthusiastic heads of
the French women. Klegwnt entertainments
were given to Doctor Franklin, who, to the
reputation of a natural philosopher, added
the patriotic virtues which had invested him
with tbe noble character cf mi apostle of li
berty. Atone of these entertainments, the
mast beautiful woman out of three hundred,
wrn selected to place a crown of laurels up
on the white head of tho American philoso
pber; ami two kisars upon hi* check*. Hhen
tbe news of his death arrived m Paris, in
1700, n •society of Printers met in an apart
ment of the Cordeliers convent, to celebrate
n funeral festival In honour of I bn American
philosopher. Ills bust was elevated upon a
column iu the middle of the room. Upon the
p»rr" ■ n»"! rniw» i LX- low tlx*
btnd ware eooipo*it<*r»' rune*, a prom, and
ntbrr emblem* »»f «|.r art which Ike -tgr had
• nitrated AV Mle nor printer wm pmno'me
“Hf an enlegtum wm Franklin, workman
werwprmiingit; tbo aprdft. emnpoaad
•tid pulled otf w fid M uttered, wm copious
ly dwtribwted among tbo spectator* brought
togrtber by Oita entertainment.’
During Ik* American war, a gmeriU "fleer
in tba wnU of the fatted Mote*, advanced
wit* a scare of am under the 14*1*1, bet
teriea to reeonnwittw tbeir prwttem. IIm ant*
llo-camp. ^ruck hy a ball, fail at hi* side._
1 K* •***•"* nud orderly draguea* «ed fame*.
pMataty. The gear**!. though under the doe
of the canaan, 'Mooched the wounded man
b. are %imther he had any stgaa of It*, re*
main log, or wbetbmr any betpem blbr adbrd
rdhan. Finding tbo wound had hern am Ul, i
Im laraed hbt eyua away with emotion, and I
itowljr »*/omd (*• group whieb but got out i
roach of tba pieeoa. Tbta imUanee of I
rouragp ami huwmnity tan* ydaee rt (be bet. i
fh of Monmouth. Um. Ctaitoa. who com- l
Midi «he K«gi«a* troop*, knew that He I
Manpito dfe l.a Fayatta generally irde upon a i
while horn ; U w«n upeu a'white harm that i
ihe general oAr«r who Mirnl m *h»h mm *
mounted. ( Union deuced the pimen e«.l t» , (
Mw. This noble forbearance prubebty ««rrd |
M de l.a Fayette** flfr. f<»r it war be hnaertf j
A» that l»ta be war bat twmty.tno jeer* rf
**• !,
PVwte a« .90MM*r«; *r, TC>. a*/ Sl'U htt of
- **• Bpasderrf*.—g, Utlku.
UUUC1IOS8 OH MOSLEM DOMINION'
IN SPAIN,
On* of my favorite resort* n the buJroov
4 the central window of the 11*11 of AmU*—
adore, in the leAr toner of C<Huarr«. t h-*\.>
** b*?*»««. «jo>lag lli« «• !«•«*• of
• long brilliant day. The Min. n* be *.*uk b»—
iind the purple mountains of Albania, sent .1
tream of etfutgeuCo Up the valley oi the
[>arro, that spread a melancholy pomp over
he ruddy towers of tho Alhambra, while tin*
covered with a slight sultry vapor, that
taught the setting ray, seemed spread out in
be distance like a golden sea- Not a breath
air disturbed the stillness of the hour, and
bough the faint sound of music and mcrr«
neat now and then arose from the gardens
»f tlie Darro, it but reuderrd more inipre*
dve the monumrutar silence of the pd« w hi* h
iversbadowed me. (t was oue of those hour*
ind scenes in which memory assert* an a Iran* t
■teglc power, and like the owning sun beam
ing oa those mouldering towers, sends ha* k
lier retrospective rays to light up the glori* *
>f the past.
As I sat watching the effect of the declining
lay light upon the Moon*b pile, I was led io
!o a considers-1ion of tho light, elegant aid
voluptuous character prevalent throughout
its internal structure, and to contrast it with
the grand but gloomy solemnity of the Gothic
edifices, reared by the Apnnish coovpievor*.—
rhe rery architecture thus bespeaks the op
posite and irreconcilable nature* of the two
w arlike people, who s^png battled here for
the mastery of the Pcfflnuula. By degrees I
Ml into a course of musing upon the singulav
features of the Arabian or Morisco Hpen.ard .
whose whole existence is as a tale that is
lold, and certainly forms one of the must
anomalous vet splendid episodes in history.
Potent and durable as was the dominion, wo
have no one distinct title by which to desig
nate them. They were a nation, a* it w er..
without a legitimate country or a name. A
remote wave cf the greet Arabian inundatior,
cast upon the shores of Europe, they seem
ed to bare all the impetus of the first rush of
Uie torrent. Their course of conquest from
the rock of Gibraltar to the cliffs of tho
Pyranees, was as rapid and brilliant as tho
• . .. VI UJIM auu ■ -K; J'l- ,
had they not been rheeked on the plains 01
Tour*, all France, all Europe, might h*\o
been OTerru# with the same facility an the
empire* of the Eaat, and the crescent might at
this day have glittered on the fanes of Parn
and London. Repelled within the limit* of
the. Pyrenees. the mixed horde* of Asia ami
Africa that formed thi* great irruption, gain
up the Moslem principles of conquest, ami
sought to establish in Spain a peaceful nml
Crrmancnt dominion. As conqueror*, tbeir
croiam was only equalled by their modera
tion; and in both, for a time, they excelled
the nations with whom thry contended. Sc
ared from their native home*, they love.! tl.o
land given them, as they supposed' bv Allah,
they strove to embellish it with every thing
that could administer to the happines* of mat .
Laying the foundation* of tbeir power in a
system of wise and equitable laws, diligently
cultivating the arts and sciences, and pro
moting agriculture, manufacture*, and com
merce, they gradually formed an empire no
rivalled for its prosperity, by any of the
empires of Christendom ; and diligently draw -
ing round them the graces and refinement* that
marked the Arabian empire in the Last, at the
time of its greatest civilization, they diilWd
the light of oriental knowledge through tho
western region* of benighted Europe.
The cities of Arabian Kpain became the
resort of Christian artisans, to instruct them
selves in the useful art*. The university»
ftf Tolftln. (*nhlnva m»wl
were sought by the pole student from <»tli< r
lands, to acquaint himself with the science* ef
the Araks, and the treasured lore of antiquity ;
the lover* of the gay Sciences resorted to Cor
dova and Granada, to imbibe the poetry and
music of the East; and the slcci-clud war
riors of Uie North, hastened to acroutpli-h
themselves in the graceful exercise* and cour
teous usages of chivalry.
If the Moslem monuments In **paiti; if the
Mosque of Cordova, tho Alcazar' of Seville,
and the Alhamhru of Granada, still bear in
scriptions fondly boasting of the power ami
permanency of their dominion, can the hoa«t
b« derided as arrogant and vain* G«-n< ration
after generation, century after century had
pa**cd away, and stall they maintained pos
session of tho land. A period had t-lapsed
hmger than that which has pasicd since Eng
land was •ubjugntcd by the Norman conquer
or; and the descendants of Musa and Tarik
might as little anticipate being driven* into
exile, aero** the struts traversed by their
triumphant ancestor*, a* the descendant* of
Rolla and William, and their victorious pters,
may dream of being driven back to the shores
of Normandy.
With all this, however, the Moslem em
pire in Mpnin wra* hut a brilliant exotic, tint
look no pt-rntaafid root in the soil it einln-l
hdicd. Secured from all their neighbor, of
the west by impassable barriers of faith an-l
manners, and separated by ae»* and de*« rl*
I mm their kindred of the east, they were an
i*olaled people. Their whole existence ws*
1 Fr°b»»ge« though gallant and ebivalric
*» Higgle lor u foot- hold m an usurped la»al_
Thry were the nutposlc and frontier, of Islam -
NW. The Peninsula was the grr -t bntf|.
rnxiud where the Gothic conquerors of the
North, and the Moslem conquerors of tho
f ast, met and strove for the mastery , and
Ibe harv courage «f tlm Arab was at length
Killed by :he obstinate and persevering ealur
d the Goth.
Never was the annlhrfcilkm of a people
store complete thaa that of Um- W«>risc.» Mnai.
I4r^1 Where are they? Ask the shore, of
Ibwbwry and its dese rt places, i be «xd<d
rettwmnt of their oace powerful mprr iha
•ppeared among the barberhme of Afrk a, arid
reused Inis • net ion They ham not even
left a distinct name behind them, though for
•swly eight rodvrei they were a dwtimt
people. The heme of their adoption and of
heir occupation for ages, refuvra to acknow
ledge them but as Invader* and usurpers. A
r«w broken muoumeot* ere all that neiin y,
sear w Hot *s to their pow>r and domml-m, a*
othary rocks left far « tho istern* heat i« •
imoe> M Ike extent «f some vast tmindaiMi.
nirl. «« the Alhvmbr *. A Moslem p«le in the
aid*l of a fkrwtiaa howl; an orient d pa lac.
midst the Gothic egghr. of tha Wert; an
legant awmento of a brave. i»teli«. M and
raccftil people, who conqoarvd ruled, sad
eased sway
W h*h k the *i«re impolite - to tell a lady
be g very iU looking. or looking very ill *

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