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From thr Savannah Republican.
V«iu ■ brain of lif ! H uittn tlar
AVe turn with f ind and hopeful heart»,
A\ hen all thr li^ht illusions lice.
Anil trm clk i i »hd joy d«'|>art«.
How ran unr ami* thr parting bear,
frel the curse ut dark ileipair*
<aa we In age < I it am o’er again,
’IV «iiMM of sweet I'm icy ■» reign *
Can we, ah<-n time has turned to dust.
The laithful iicarts we used in trual,
II ring back tlie feeling tliat wo knew
< M lure, unstained and f«lend skip true *
A am hop. ! As aril a hen a inter’s breath
Hath blighted Nature’* • wests in death.
Mar withcrrJ leaves grow green *g.iin,
Or blooming floa’iet* devk tin; plain.
From the /!<*»ton Courier.
Jims n*TD(t.—I lure to stroll among tlie
dead. In in* rambles then* this morning, 1 pick
ed up tlie following admirable lin t The* nut
be found m I try den's “ Character i.r a gmal l*-r
ao®.” 1 lie* brought la-fore me, m an instant,
the image ultiie leuerahle II.shop Griswold, and
**wu*|* more than one of his taiuable (runts
of character. I know no man, in auv vocation,
wrho is more entitled to nlFLctionalv reap* cl.
, “ All this the good man |M-rfonnM abate,
Xor spar'd his pains* for vurate lie had li >nej
Xor durst he Inist another with his rate;
Nor stale himself to Paul’s, the public lair,
To chaffer fur preferment with lui gold,
\\ here bishopric* and sint-rures are sold:
Uut duly watch’d liis flock h* night and day.
And from tlie prowling a..it' redeem'd the prey.
And hungry sent tlie wily fov aaav.
The proud he tam’d, the penitent hr cheer’d,
Xor to rebuke the rich offender fear’d.
Hsa preaching tuueb, but more hit practice
(A lr**wg aennou of the truth* lie taught;)
• tins by rules severe hit life he s<{Uar'd,
That all might sec tlie doctrine which U.cv heard,
‘.”c Pr!**‘!*.’.bo * •« pattovis for tin.- rest.’
( I he gold of I leaven, who heal the Cod V
nut w hen the precious com is kept uim-Icbd,
'l lie sovereign's image is no loo-.r seen;
IT they be foul on about Ok- |ie.jple trust’
Well may the baser brass contract a rust.
Hu- prelate for his holy life ho pris'd;
The woHiily pomp of prelacy Ucsnii'd;
Ills saviour came uot with a gaudy show,
N<»r was his kingdom of the world below’.
Patience in want, and poverty of mind,
1 be sc marks of church and churchmen he de
And living taught, and dj ing lrft behind.
1 he crown he were wa* of the pointed thorn5
in purple lie was crucified, not burn.
'l liey w ho contend for nlaec and high degree
Are not liis sons, hut those of Zcboih-c.”
Nketehrn of f'harartrr.
•• lie’s a learned man. From his rradU
lie was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ;
Exceeding *nr, fair spoken, and persuading."
* bnaasrcABK.
Thit individual has been so long distinguish
ed as a Christian, a minister, a scholar, and
a divine, that we should leave ourselves witli
excuse, if we did not assign him a con
spicuous place in our gallery of portraits.
It ia not of im^rtance to know • to whom*
pious and learned men are ‘related,’ or*bv
whom’ they wens • be got.’ And then are ii»h
merou*s rase* in which the acquirement of
euch knowledge 1* impossible. The individual
Eossessea the secret, and for various reasons
cepe it securely locked in his own bosoin.
We sec him standing en a distinguished pe
destal in the temple of fame, 4 with all hi*
blushing honors thick upon him,’ and we
admit the providence which has conduct
ed him thither, while the particulars of his
Wstory, the circumstances which dt-velop
ed his talents, ami the precise means by which
he was enabled to climb the steep, arc either
ascertained with difficulty, or hid in unpene
trable obscurity.
We are not, however, lefl In complete ig.
normcc a* to the early history of Adani
Clarke. Wo leurn from authentic sources
that his father w as a member of an English
family of respectability— that his mother was
of an ancient family m Scotland—ami that
their reduced fortunes occasioned them to set
tle in Ireland. where, at Magheralc.lt, about
thirty miles from the city of Londonderry,
Adam Clarke himiM if was bom iu the year
Hi* parents were pious and w ell informed.
Circumstance* left his early tuition chiefly M
the hands of his mother, and if we may form
any secret opinion of the talent* of the tutor
from those of the pupil, we may safely sup
pose that bar qualification* for training him in
* the nurture and admonition of the Lord,’
w ere of a very aupriior order. I nd< r her fua
tering ears, his young and *u*crptililc spirit
wa* easily touched with piety, and :»* soon as
he could well ho taught any thing, he was
taught to know, and fear, and love the tiod
and I attic r of all, and to worship him in spirit
and truth, through the only mediator. The
religious principles thus early implanted, ex
panded and strengthened as he advanced in
Tears, lie became a decided Cliruim. it...
very blo»«unnng tin** of youth, and wa* |,;,p.
uiJy arrayed m ell lb* panoply of i,.»d. before
he wa*eipo*cd to th* dinger* of putdte hfe,
©r brought to comUihI n ,!h the «.ur»t and »«
diK lHHii of the World.
Ili* father being diligently engaged from
day to-day in hi* occupation* ;«* » farmer, had
not, peril ip*, diver r tied in hit vm Adam an*
peculiar predilection* 1.1 favor of a lea rued
profevwou. ||*d thi* been the c.»*e, it u a<ir>'
tiiai' prolwMe that he wouhJnyl ha»«r.heri*h
id It, h'lt tbit lie woo I hint judged it u«o«t
prudent to turn the attention of hi* *m» Re
ward* trade ami commerce. from In* fatlier.
however, tiijio received hi* hnl ela»*ir*l m
»tr irtion . hut though In wiuilile to irate im
parted to him * » mini and imUiro education,
hr withheld the boon m a great uieaaiire.part
ly Ifoia in* ciri ttmatancei and prov|w>< u m
life, and parity le-caows he foresaw that hi*
agricultural ' »ri \ would toofreipii ntly engage
hi* tiu*e ami rail nfl hi • ath nlion. a* well at
divide the A me and attention of hi* pupil hi
toa great a degree for an early pr >t«r mu r in
learning tu b* expected.
Hiving de*(g<Md hi* von f«r trade, \lr.
Clarke placed h,m ttieier the rare of Mr Be,*,
liel, an ett«-n«i*e lm«n uiannta* turer in the
neighbourhood Mr. Hennet received him
With pleat*.re a* an mtetlxent, ind*:«tr.ou*.
pi©u* lad tuung Clarke had either no power
•*r dwpo*tlion to throw any m**t trie* in the
way of a routine torn *hnii hi* father evident.
Ir detired, and to wlnrh, per hap* he htmvelf
thought he •bonld lie aide to reconcile hMaarlf.
But whether he betrayed hi* avrraiun to me
nual labor and manufar luring *clenre, or whe
ther, Which k more pmbabtn. he dvamnvrrwil
hit •:r<w*g prediU-ettogv in favor of learned
itidir*, it «t* l'XM) perceived that be «u
completely mil of hi* element, and a separa
tion between him ami hi* master touk place
! The separation was effected in a manner ho
I nuruble to all the parties concerned, and \lr.
Bennett continued (steads friend and a regu
| lar correspondent of |>r. f. till the period of
| lii« death.
i V pious, intelligent. zealous young man.
will ulnars he anxious to make himself usc
ful to those around him. So it wa* in the
ease before us;—at the early age of sixteen,
if we are not misinformed, Mr. Clarke began
to exhort small congregation* of the rilluge
l«N»r in hi* neighborhood, to 'repentance be
tore ti<sl, and faith in our Lord Je«u« t hrist ’
Alniut this time, the venerable founder of
Methodism, the late Her. John Wesley, was
active in his inquiries after pious and promis
ing young men, to assist him in the great and
g KKl work in which ho had engaged. Adam
t larke was pointed out to Imu as a suitable
person, by a prrnufcrr who had acquired a
know ledge of hi* rising talents. Mr. Wesley
had some tune before founded a school at
Kings wood, near Bristol, for the education ol
the sons ol* his preacher*, •.specialty those
W hose talents and zeal justified their entire
devolt dues* t.1 the labors of the ministry._
\firr a short correwpooilcura, voting Clarke
was sent to this school. W be the r the pupil
w as too intelligent, or inquiring, or pr.rfi -u tit
certsin it was, that the Ire ilment he met
with fr nn the master was *uch as would mt
mediatcly hare discouraged a muni less ar
dent,—that treatment w« bare In-cirm formed
was unkind, harsh, and even violent. Some
hare supposed it to have arisen out of a de
termination on the part ol his pupil tu applv !
him .ell to the acquisition of tuoro extensive
learning than the. py steal and resources ol
, that seminary contemplated. It was during
i that trying period that he laid the foundation
of that profound and philosophical acquaint
ance with the Hebrew langUAye, to which he
(ultiiuatc]y attained. Mr. Wesley soon after
arrnrcu at arid tliopaihi todI'eari
«»f Mr. Clarke were dispersed. That acute
j observer perceived aud estimated the excel
lence ol his |»erxcc'ited protege, and in a,
; short time adjudged him w orthy of underta- ■
king the la)>orx of an evangelical itinerant**, j
' _Mr. Clark entered on liis public work m j
when he was but just turned the age of!
eighteen. Several circumstance* combined
to render him a preacher of the highest popu- j
, larity among the Metho<iiatst and 0t Uu-great
est usefulness in extending the iulluence and
exalting the character of Methodism. Ilis
yout/i attracted multitude* of hearer* i aud
then the sight of so young a man, addressing. '
w ith modest and humble eoiu*age, congrega- I
lions consisting of hundnd* and sometimes I
thousand* of curious hearers, could not fail |
to awaken inquiry and to excite interest_
Then Ins ability so far surpassed his *ear*_
and his ingenuity and intelligence so much
.outstripped his appearance—aud UUsincerity J
and integrity so strongly continued his piety,!
that admiration and appiausc abnuuded in i
every part, and often took the place of that '
aversion which the zeal of Methodism m those
days so generally excited. Methodism did
not then * wralk in golden slippers and Mr. j
Clarke received his full share of that sense
less and violent pc retention to which its early ,
advocates w ere exposed. In tlie Norman isles’, '
wt understand, he was treated with gross in-J
suit, being on one occasion drummed out of!
the town of St. Uilhcr, in Jersey, and threat- )
eiied with death should he again attempt to
preach in that place. It is worthy of remark, .
that ho did renew that attempt, and not
only escaped death .but received applause from
I some of his former persecutor* for the axlon
; tilling intrepidity of hi* conduct. More re
; cently too, in the neigtiborliood of Liverpool,
he received a violent blow on tlie head, as he*
was returning from a village chapel, which,
* Ha9 known to have been inflicted by a mem
ber of a certain community, which asserts.!
that actions may sometimes he meritorious
though they *bo dd be stained with blood.'—
The personal injury which this shock occa
sinned, was rend, red the more striking, from
its b**mg followed by forbearance towards the '
assailant, even when the law had placed him I
iu In* power.
It Ur. LI irke has become less popular than l
formerly, us a preacher, in consequence of j
the more commanding eloquence and dazzling j
, *-skents ol some ol his juniors, he is still high- j
ly respected, and listened to with deep uttni- '
tmn ami sincere regard. Ilis figure is tall,
ai.d hi* general appearance dignified ; though 1
therr. is a dr.grre of rusticity about his phrase- ]
ology and action, which is displeusmg to a :
' finical eye and car. Ills voice is strong, but
■not melcd.ous, and oft in wants due modula
tion. Thtnigli few men bate studied tbeir
mother tongue more closely, and though lie
ha* ail tlie weighty bullion of the English
language at hi* command, he mrrlv u«c* a
l»»etical figure or an elegant turn of expres
sion. I In discourses, however, have there*
i ilecmin^ qualitic« of clearness and j* nelra
J tsiifs. lie is logica1 iid argumentative—more
frripently addressing the judgment than the
icissilins *. f.r rather til sill.. I.. UL --
to the h* art, through the medium of the uu
•!rr«t imfitig. ti(«l he ran he feeling :• n«| hn
tmttioned when hi* mlijert team* p irtieiilar*
ly *o require it — We have heard him, In
w;.rd« the rlo*c of a tertuofi, enforce a prruiil
'*l< <ttion on the arreptanrc of hi* hearer* in
l« mi* which hate gone far to alfert every
heirt. In the fn M of Irgiiiiiij'tf jrgumeiit
wVn roirthittin:’ the v.ibtle objection* of
•«.f infidelity, or - *t il lithmg tin fnilii of fhria
t wiity, or dent'nitti atwg the imnnl rnhi> of
i the human *•.Ill, or»i titrating the pmviJt'oo
of find to mail, lie eg, , ti« lalrni* ot »
gr< a* matter. and wield* with jetweiful < u< r>
gt the wi i|t>iit of troth. ||e i* 'mighty m
the Scripture*.’ and in the txpmilio* of tiicui |
to the people, hi* great *trenglh it apparent
hero he bring* all hi* rmcral knowledge to'
hear upon hit tuhject, and atlont*hc* and d. -
I light* ht* hearer* at a |hiln*«phrr, at the
j * tine lime that he uitlriKlt aitd benefit* them
at a divine.
lint if l)r. Darke In tome what Ic a popo
lar than a U w of l«r* talented ftMtMirt, 1..
in tintaiM* an acknow ie*ig# d *o|m realty to
them. :»t well at l<> lltw b trnol generally of
other d*'K»mu.atn.ii* m H.hhrai n inrt'in
u.d in aentnal aequamtanee with llte anc«eut
• and modern tongue*. \t a i early age, ho in
form* at, he U»>i for hit tttwtto, • Through dc
tir* a man. Having w> parelod Htmtelf, *erL*th
.and intermeddleth with ail wi.doui ' By l.t*
e lion pi try ntd'iift, improve rnenf ot Hi*
early elawicat alt tonne ul*. He lieraiwr, before
Ire ww« forty year* ef age, one of the n»o*!
dietinguithed Mntfi of Hi* day and eountry
And for the ttmlet, nerrwtfi to lh>* honora
ble r»»uli, He never *a< nm-etf any of the do* i
l»et of the. l hri*tran nttutwler Hr rontmued
to la well ’publicly, and wi*u from Uou*r to
| house,* even when he «v prosecuting lltera
t r- object# ol Uie most itaj>uriunl awl profound
description. • It mug early and lute taking
t rest—avoiding all visit# of ceremony, and
I | mrneyv o| mere pleasure and rvriVation_
restricting himself (.» the nio»t wholesome
i diet anal tcuipi rate beverage—uol allowing
■innecessary intrusion on Ins tunc:—these
j have been among the wise n»au» by which
he ha* at once |ierturnied so much inqtortaul
' 'lu,y. acquired so vast a vloru of useful know
. ledge, ami retained so unusual a portion of
. souial and vigorous health. Nor hare Ins
, pursuits l*ccii scltisli. It deserve* to be uui
, vcrsally known that he applied himself diii
, gently to the study of languages for the pur
|h>sc of assisting the British and Foreign Hi
ble Society. as well as illustrating the mean
; mg ot the Bible il»elf. With wh.it success
; his labor* have been crowned. Ins translations
1 <n w hole or in part, for that noble society, and
his extensive Commentary on the Scriptures.
' abundantly testify. Ills titli~s. especially Ins
•h-g*u* of I.. I.. D • s IN r«* tfmllg ivonmIIji
is tribute* of to In* |’rt*-nni!»t‘fii acv
•|uirtuicuU in aliut.^t ever} braoch of litvmn
: H’ienco. * j
The worA- of |)r. Clarkn are very t.iimcr
o-is. Ills anonymous contribution* to vouic
• >f the IN*st of our ja-riodical publications,
have been neither fete nor small. Itc has also
published •crcral tracts and single sermons.
Ills liiograplnc.ii Dictionary,his concise \ icw
ol tl*c Succession of Sacred Interaturc, his
translation o| Minin's Ketlections on ttic
ftorks of (lud, hn edition of Floury '* Man
ners of the Ancient Israelites, of llariucr'*
Observations, and of Buttcrwurth*# Coucord
ance, all deservedly claim atte ntion. Mon
recently he has piildi-l-rd three volumes of
• Discourses on Various Subject# relative to
the Being and Attributes of find, and hi*
Work* in Creation, Providence, and Grace;* I
vvhicii arc ev identic written with verv great1
curv, mni many ut uiitoli art; 4 lint* examples
°f sanctified learning and holy unction.’ But
lit* principal work is hi* Commentary on the '
• )1<| ami New Test uncut. Hifirrcut opinion*
may l»c entertained of this, both with regard ,
to its d.*ctrinrs, its criticisms, ami its interpre
tations. Here ami there may be found a start- .
ling theory and a douhtiul sentiment; hut it ,
contains a vast accumulation of mo*t valuable
criticism and coatiucuU, opinions ami illustra
tions, wise remarks and judicious re tied ions.1
It is. altogether, an uncommon display of in
dustry a.id ingenuity. Whatever is novel is
submitted w ith much modesty, ami the great
est candor is expressed towards thoso who
entertained diticrcnt sentiments.
Hr. t iarke has attained to the highest honors
in the religious body with w hich h& is con
nected—having been elected to the I’r. scien
tial chair, at their animal conferences tso less
than thrrt tune*. In 1*1 *» he tilted up a cot
tage for retirement at Milbrook, near l.ivcr
and in the cultivation of several acres
of land, which were attached to the house,
he lookxrrat delight, and soon acquired the
character of a sricutihe and practical farmer.
.Sum were ready to imagine that this relaxa
tion, tho’ strongly urgej by judicious friends,
savored I'hi much ol a wish to indulge in the
luxury of leisure and seclusion. But they j
mistook the man! I>r. Clarke has since left
Mil brook to reside at Essttote, near Pinner,
in the vicinity of the iuctro|Mdis ; and though i
his increasing infirmities and impaired sight j
prevent his taking his a*, cuslotutd sli.tr* of hi- '
bor with his brethren, he is found ready to
assi t at every opportunity, in every thing
which is connected with the benefit of his
tellow' men ami the glory of Ins Saviour —■
lli* has, we understand, a mo*t interesting lit
tle museum, and an extensive and almost in-1
valuable library, which is especially rich in
oriental literature.
A star ol the first magnitude is setting in
the literary horiion. The mighty magician,
w ho h as culled upso many delightful pageants,1
ha* laid aside hi* w and of power, and drawn 1
around him the mantle of silence, to lie dow n
in his last slumber. No one, in an equal
spare, of tunc, has delighted more hearts, with
ah*s production of evil. No v, riti r may.
pas* from the earth with a brighter fame and
a more unsullied regret. As a narrative |nx t,
h»- has rarely been excelled—no poems m the
English language, of their kind, ran rival the
Lay ol the La-t SlinstrM and Itokehv. As a
pro»e writer he stands alone, the Shidkspearr
of Uomano Cervantes, Le Sage, and Sniol
Ict, have had a longer, hut not n more certain
or a brighter fame. ||i* lavish hand has
scattered the pearl* of delight for thousand*
in both continents- hi.* imetry has’delighted
without corrupting, and hr* romance amused
without tin*l.’adiiig the heart. Ili* strain*
hate ntfnrdr-il equal dr light to the inmates of
the collage, to ‘ lord* and ladn * gay.* Other
Inr ls have thrir peculiar admirers, hut Scott
.* the port rf all hearts. \\ hat Shaks|>eare
i* in the drama, Scott is in r^manrr. The
farn- nf Iroth i* universal, with this difference
—that w I rile Shakspeare is most i>rai<ed ’
''roil u ill in ino«t read. ||r from the
earth, bill, like tlir ••■Ming hum, hi* glut* re
main*. His day In* hern lung and pleasant,
hut now
Lin- Mmstn I i* infirm and old|
In* lnrp *tring« -nm l no more, when tnurhed
hy In* aged ln.*< th; and vnih Oa*ian lie may
* |>. * The Hliadun » gatlx-r around Bab-Jtilha.’
lit- •l. partniV \ ill i all I<>r11■ ihr »igh of the
niMid>n, and Ihr rek'ii-l ol ihr atndrnt—the
Ir .r* <H l< anting mil *1 think and I »*t
•*'••• ki* Imi.wrvd gra\'. Ih.- lum* of hard*
will hi- nr aid, (Haling hi* r<-‘|<lniu nf |**nre.
Ihr hill* miki tin Htr«ain* *» ill hwen! fur him
—fur, to u«c In* ow n lan/unge,
C»ll it tint Tain—thi-y «!• act trT,
AS lin *ay that wl»-u the |»o* t i|k-«,
.Alutr \ It-M" HKKirn* hep <• nr*iil>>|w-r,
Awl nfliran hi* nbirqiiu*.
LATEST rm>M lni.land,
Ity the hip d <if Ihr |i«cbrt *lnp Mnmi«(*liiii,
t’*( t. IW\TT, fr nri I.Mrr|»vd, I'm fdit'M* id tin
f*hi|*d> Iphia I*. S * •»/MI" ha»- fih • ut hmikiii
I**]* i * to tb-- Sih *nd Lnriiu«l to tlx- 9th of Au
The report of l**>n prdr»»‘* tirtoty at Ac
long:*, i,yer the troop* uf Miguel, it fully ron
lirtn-d. Don Pedro rufMiiu« d In urrwpy h
Of I.Vi.OOn prro>n« *h<*W Ino were in-fl
**trrd at the <dl»re* m London. only 1* hue
died of the r holer*.
The rhnlera ha* wail* rr**r«| it* ravage*
m Isxidon, one ,» Bl,'N«l inhabitant* 4m dat
ly of that di*r*HM,
Itr *th* m p n.s from * bokra, are Blfetit 30!
»*j»r* 1
Money is eery pleuSifttl m f.ondun.
8ir Walter Beott, at the latest dates, *«
■such worse than he hod beta.
I-eopoid, it appears, acquires a fortune oi
oO.tKHM with his new bride, just tlie income,
besides Uie Claremont estate, which he ob
tained with the baud uf our inestimable Prin
res*. Should bis second bride the
' *ame accomplishment* of mind and person
; as the first, his Belgian Majesty will hate
1 been one of the most fortunate wooers upon
Tkt king #/ Grrter.—It is said that the
new King of Greece, Prince Otlio of Havaria,
w ill, on taking possession of lip throne, re
ceive ltie hand of tlie sister of tin* Emperor
of Uussia. Calmuek to UaUuuck is a fitting
connection. The Priuces* is nut celebrated
tor her charms ; and a writer in the United
Sernre Journal, who accompanied l.ord A
dolnhus Kit/.eiarenee to Berlin, when he was
sent to present the model frigate to the King
of Prussia, observes that he met with Prince
Otho at Court, and that be is one of live ugli
est men he Lad ever seen.
In HolUtul—The king maintains an army
ol a hundred and tliir’y-two thousand men,
w hich may lie easily increased to nearly dou
ble that number by the IxiH’htrutn; but it is
lielieved that such modifications of the twen
ty-four articles will he made, as will ensure
the peace of that |>ortiun of the eontineut.
rile sympathy tclt throughout Germain for
the Poles is too strong to admit of the somplete
•oppression of every thing unfavourable to
Itussia, and in spite of the censorship, des
criptions of the revolting cruelties indicted
on that gallant and unfortunate pcoplo occa
sionally appear in the German journals. Of
this, the following extract, in whii h the bar
barous practice uf removing the Polish male
chiidicu to Kunia u described, is an instance:
/'rentier* oj Sagony, July ^0.
“ News finds it* way from Poland to Genua
ana in a vrrj mi|HTlrrt
Nevertheless, there is no doubt that an annv
of oO.OOO Russians has hpen recently formed
••lose to the German frontiers, livery thing
clearly proves, that Uu»»ia having completely
given up the idea of tr.inipiiliziiig Roland by
good government and improved institution*,
has finally resolved to depopulate the country,
with the view of colonizing it with a new
raee of inhabitant*. A principal part of tins
plan is the transportation of cbildrvu. This
practice lias already lxen carried on in the
already incorporated nmviiices of Lithuania,
\ olhynia, Podolia, anu the I krainc, without
any particular regulation, on the ground of a
general ukase,ami extended to both sc ae*. But
in Roland, it is against the male sox of the |«oor
clas«es that the measure is directed, which in
fact extends to about l'J-tlOllis of the male
children of the country. The ukase on the
subject is dated on the tJOtli of March, ami
Rrmce Puskewrileh addre-sed his own instrue
ti«ii.s founded upon it,to the counsellor of state,
I '•rliaui. I he boys are scut off in division^
of lOOeach to the (sovcnuiicnt of Minsk. A
peculiar dress is given them before they set
out, but one half of them die on the route._
Most ot the villages arc striped of their
youth and thereby robbed of all prosjwct of
awl for future labor. The descriptions of the I
miseries of these poor dying children arc
heart-rending. In the Vvigthuuiurh Biait, a
very interesting weekly journal, of July 1m,
there arc toll details respecting this forcible
removal of children, w hich srctu to deserve
tartlicr proof, and as pa-siou readily exag
gerates, correction, if that can be d»«n« with
truth, lavestigution ou^bt to be desired, even
by the Russian f •overnment. The complete
suppression of the I diversity of Wilna is hut
too true ; and no less certain is the news that
several thousands of fugitives have taken
refuge in the woods and morasses of l.itluia
nia. from which fastnesses it is found imp«*s
sible to expel them.”
The Amsterdam C’ourant contains the fol
lowing account of the present state of the I’rus- i
sian army:—between the Rhine and the Mo-1
selle, there are encamped two divisions of
infantry, 24, IRX» meu strong, ami 2,000 fiival
ry. Between the Meuse and the Rhine, four
divisions of infantry , 4*»,<KlO strong, and tiOOU
cavalry; to which are attached 2 4 battalions
ol artillery, with II,titMJmen, ami an engineer
corps of 1,500 men. Thus the amount of the
Ihfce army corps which occupy the liar of the
Rhino is MG, 100 men—The hulk of the rfwpo
sablo Prussian army, cantoned betwirti the
l.lbc and tlie Oder,consists of 1 10,000 Infantry
:iinl 20,1)00 Cavalry. It had its vanguard at
l.nurt. Another annv rorjis, which w as can
toned m hilesia, is now on its march to the
Rhenish provinces, f inally, there rs a corps
constantly stationed in the Duchy o|’ I'oscii.'
The^forre of the two last mentioned t« 75,000
or 7(1,0*10 men, which makes the whole
strength of the Prussian army now ready to
lake the field about 201,000 men.
I lie I^mdovi Morning (ArOhidr, l*ol.i» this
language —
“ ^ « rcallv do not see hove the French Co. .
reminent w ill be whir longer to rv*i#t the
wi«b of llie nation, to make he.**! without dc
lay agniiitt the eontinent.il <1e«pot«. from
nil appearance we »lmuld lie inclined to * r , i
that the war of upinhm announced bjr Mr. |
(tanning ii :il»n t to break out. May lho»t 1
wbobaie iiroioked ilu* warmiffrr w lint i* tbn*
fur the atlront ottered by them to iielH'a and
liberty!” J
• ffittceliaMeoNH.
* Ity St. Amtha ' I be I Hill there l< «ome
tlong i t the .Imp- of a tear in tboac dub
eye« of mine, a? <nit which the women rate
*o uumerrilully,'* ud jnuug lar* nee, a*, i
after an ab*rnr« of two year*. In* ennte in
• Igiu of In* Iiatiie tillage of Malli iimfalc
Atandinjt iija*n the neighboring bright*. be
watebed the rnrlmg amok a mining up from |
the milage rhiuuieyt in the rfr-»r blue *kv
of erdVibrg, whl|,t, a little fertlier off, tin
laatbeamnof the aetdng min were plating
U|¥,n the wntern wall* of hi* father* old
baronial ca m«iun, and. about a mih to the
right of it, ho eon hi (loiingu idi the tr»»r* .md
|dea*<ire ground*.of Sir Men dub Appleby*
le.* ancient newt. Then he thought Julia
Appleby, dm limmcl'a only child, hit youth-1
• 'll pUyuuth, h>. hi *t frwwl. and ho Ut i lo»«,
t’el. a* tie thought of her, be •ighct. I non- 1
(ter why be tigbed’ When they (•arlrd, twu '
yeart U tore, awortMined and coeouragij l*p '
their re«perti*e parent*. (for tliere wat Me
thing Il«e old people. aid,. ,t more than a
unmn between the two femdiea., thuy had
• worn eternal hdetity, and plighted thrlr!
haart* irre«r<Mbiy to each other. I d* la
re nee lliought of all th»», and agun hr- »ig|»
e-l. DilCrrtat fieople are differently afleetad!
by the <mi« Uimg After m loo,} a». aWtiKd
many a man would, in the exuberance of hi.
fee lints, bar* thrown himself down on the
first hod of wild flowers ho eaiue to,
•pooled long speeches to hnnself out of all
known play*. Our hero preferred indulging
in the follow ing little soliloquy :
* My father w ill l»o amazingly glad to are
me, anil *t> will iny mother, and so will my
old friend the antedeluviaii butler, Morgan
ap-.Morgun, and so will the pointer Juno, and
] so will my pony, Troilus ; w pretty figure, by
the by, I should cut now ti|io<i Troilus, in this
;gay military garb of mine, with iny sword
| rattling between his legs, and my white
{ plumes streaming in the air like a rainbow
over him! And Sir Meredith Appleby too,
with hi* great gouty lug, will hobble through
the room in ccstary a* soon as I present my -
sell ; and Julia, poor Julia, will blush, and
smile, and couie flying into iny arm* like a
shuttlecock. Ilcigho* I am a very miserable
young officer. The silly girl loves me; her
bead is crammed full of hearts and darts; she
w ill bore inr to death w ith her sighs and her
tender glances, und her allusions to bine past,
am! her hopes of time to conic, and all the
artillery ot a love-sick child's brain. t\ hat
in Ule name of the Pleiades, am I to do? |
believe I had a sort of pcnekaiU for her once,
when I was a mere hoy, in my nurse's lead
i mg strings ; 1 believe I did give her some
• light hopes at onu time or other ; but now_
O! Hosalmd! dear? delightful
Mere his feelings overpowered him, and
(IHtlling a miniature from his bo»oni, hr cover
i '"J ■' with kisses. Sorry am I to be obliged to
confess that it was wo/ that of Julia.
4 But what u to Ihj Jo nr he ut length ro
, stinted. ‘The poor girl will go mad; she will
i bang herself m her garters, or drown herself
i **ku opbelia, in a brook under a willow. And
1 l shall be a murderer? I, who have never
I Yrt iflli ll'.Ll-sl *t nvin rvn ... V. .. a. I II
I commence my warlike operations by break
i mg tlio heart of a woman ' By Mt. Agatha! it
! must not be: 1 must be true to iny engagement.
\ cs' though 1 myself become a uiartvr, I
1 iiuist obey the dictates of liwnor. Forgive UK1,
Rosalind, hcavenlie-t object of my adoration !
1 I.rt Hot thy !TtZclamu*uM——
lien* liK voice became again inai ticulr*c:
and. u* he winded down the hill, nothing was
heard but the echoes of the multitudinous
kisses he continued to lavish on tho little brii
liantly-set portrait be hold in his hands.
Next morning, Mir Meredith Appleby was
:n tJu- midst ot a very sumptuous Lrca'klast,
(for, notwithstanding hi* gout, the baronet
cootrivisl to preserve 1m appetite,) m:d the
pretty Julia was presiding over the tea and
cofleu at the other end of tho table, with
tin* lai*ge lmig-< a red spaniel sitting beside her,
and ever and anon looking w istfully into her
face, when « servant brought in, on a little
silver tray, a letter for Sir Meredith. The
old gentleman wad it aloud; it wav from the
elder Fitzclarunce:
“My dear friend. Alfred arrived here last
night, llu and I will duie with you to-day.
lours, I'lTZl LUIIVCB."
Julia's cheeks grew first as white as her
brow , and then as rod as her lips. As soon
as breakfast w as over she retired to her ow n
apartment, ami thither, we must, for once
take the liberty of following her.
Site sat herself down before her mirror ami
deliberately look troiti her hair a bunch of
fictitious flowers which sho had fastened in it
when she rose <»nc naturally expected that
she was about to replace this ornament with
something mure splendid—a few jewels per
haps ; hut she was not going to do any thing
of the sort. Mhc rang the hell: her confi
dential attorn! mt, Alice, answered, the sum
• l.a, Ma’m,’ said she, * what is the matter 5
You look as ill as uiy aum Bridget.’
‘You have heard me t tik of Alfred Fitg
clarcnce, Alice, have you not.-’ said the ladv
languidly, and at the same time slightly blush
‘ Ma'm. I think I have. I!« w as to
havr hern married to you before he went to
the wars.’
‘He ha* returned. Alice, and he vedl break
his heart if he liuds I no longer love hnn._
But he has tveeu so long aw ay , ami Hurry
Dnltou has been so constantly with mo; uin!
Iiu tavU s and mine arc so congenial, - 1 am
sure you know, Alice, I am not fickle, but Low
could I avoid it? Harry llalton is to hand
some, ami *•> amiable.’
‘To Ik* sure, Ma'm you had the best right
to choose f,,r yourself; and so Mr. Fitzola
rence must jusl break his heart if he please*,
or else fight a desperate tattle with Mr. l>al
ton, with Irr, sword* and guns.’
‘Oh* Mh c, you frighten me to death_
Tin rr shall he no deuls fought fur me. Tho’
my bridal bod should be my grave. I shall be
true to my word. The bare suspicion of mv
inconstancy would turn pour Alfred mad. "l
know how he dost* u;nhi me. I must go to
tin* altar, Alice, like a lamb to the slaughter
Here I to r« fu*c him, you may depend upon
it he would pAt an end to his i violence with
fill' tomb«1 lilOnl, Onls ll.l..lr ..1 •!...« II
what muW I way lor mj wlf, were bit remain*
foittol in hi* ?w*d mnw in-•ruing?’
lli*tory tine* not report wh it Alkc mill hiv
wi'tri’M might, Under su« h rirt iim«tau< e*, » »*
for htrwlf, but it i« certain that they remain
ed talking together till the third dinner-bell
The Pitaclarrneu* wire hoth true to their
■’Ugage locut. Not a itlntanduig every eaerti hi,
however, on the part of tlw two old geutlc
lo* n, they eould not c tu<lly hi mg about that
flow of wul’ whic h they fia,| hoped t . eec
animating the young people. At length, af
t< i llio elotli wa* rimmed, and a few l>«irn
p«rv .f claret had warmed Su Morwlitli’v
Ih aft, he «ald, Scvldly,
’ Julia, n,t lova, w Alfred d>w* n «t • ••cut to
l»e much of ,i wiue.hiblwr, ••if|mae you *bnw
hin» the improve amiHiii ili« garden* and Irot
huHoc.whiM we »e a a (roar urn* rrnna.n when
«e are, to drink the health of troth, and talk
Over a few I ji iiK lo.ctti r* ’
Alfred, tb«* railed ii|».o, cam!] not avoid
ri'ing fro.n In* *rat and off ring Julia hi* arm
She took It With a hlu«b, ami they walked otf
togrther in alienee.
•Hew devotedly he Inert me” thought
Julii with a »ifhi ‘no, no, I cannot break
hiv heart.
lt*rf ’ thought Alfred, bringing one
•4 hi* <tjht*k* r* more killingly over hr* r hcek.
I»er »fl» cIhhi* are irrevocably har d r*w me ,
U»e *lighle«l attulitnni call* t»» her tax all llm
htev of Sharon ’
They prorceded down a long gi a eel walk,
l»ordermJ on txilb vide* witii fragrant and
flowery »hrub* , but, racept a* the pebble*
rubbed wgaiovt rarh other a* they fluid ntrr
them, not a wiind *i< to be hcaed. Julia,
how * v*r,«a**t h nftll r*t**ei • ed Ur bean twi* e,
and we a< 4er*tun<| that 1'itrrlwrcnee potvtH)
cmighid :»n aekn iw Iclgmcnt of Ike awadhiuaa.
The lady stopped. and plucked a rose, r.l/
clarrnro stopped also, uod pluck.-d a fonuml
Jaha smiled ; so dal Alfred —Julu'i *u,iUs wms
,‘based away by a sigh; Alfred immediately
sighed too. Checking hintsclf, Low. vcr. ho
i saw the absolute necessity of eouitus uciiig a
* Miss Appleby»» said ho at last.
* If»* two years, 1 think, since wo parted *
Mcs, two years ou the lifWeUtn at' tb.t
Alfred was silent.
I low she adores me!’ quoth he, * »he cat*
tell to a moment how long it is »iuce wo l*>t
There was a pause.
‘ You have seen, no douhl, a great deal .men
you left Malhamdale ?’ said Julia.
* «>h a very great deal '• replied h r lnvei.
Mils Appleby hemmed oner more, aud drew
m a vast mouthful of courage
* I am told the ladit.s of t.ngland and Ire
land are much more attractive than thus.' ok
* Generally speaking, 1 believo they ate *
* Kir ?*
* That is— I menu —I heg your pardon—thrt
truth is—that—that—you have dropped )<>uc
fit/clarenee stooped to pirk it up; but ia
■»o doing, the little immature whub he vvuio
round luv neck escaped from under his waist
coat, ami. though he did not observe it, it was
hanging conspicuously ou Lis breusf, like ait
order when Lc presented the dower to Julia *
* Good heavens! Alfred, that is u*v cousin
Rosalind !•
I ‘ Your cons in Rosalind! w!icrc* how : thw
miniature! It is all over w ith mo ' I.«,rd blc-»s
ine ’ Julia, how pale you have grown; set
nuiinc. ucconiuncu. i am a very wretch i
but I shall be faithful ; (1<> not turn awa\,
, love ; du not weep ; Juha* Julia' whatutbu
matter witii you? She is in hysterics; .iho
w ill p«» distrusted ! Iu!ia’ I will* marry >ouf
I swear to you by'—
• Do not swear by any thing at all,” cried
Julia, unable any longer to conceal her rap
ture, ‘lestyou be transport*'.l fnF peri*ir> . You
aromy own—my very beat Alfred
4 Mad, quite mad,’ thought Allred.
‘ 1 wear a miniature, to..,’ proceeded tho
lady, and she pulled from the loveliest bosom
• n the world tlie likeness, s*-t in brilliants, of
a youfb nrovokmgly handsome, but not Ftti
* Alfred ’*
* U e h j\c h»th been faithless !•
4 And flow we are both happy.”
‘By St. Agatha' we arc;—otdv I cannot
help wondering at your la«te, Julia; that
stripling has actually no whiskers”
‘ Neither has my cousin Hosalmd ; jet von
found her irresistible.*
• W ell, I believu you arc right, and beside*
dr /r>*hd>Ht—1 beg VOUr pardon, 1 Was going
to quote Latin ’
T11E blush of modesty.
1 “ P*in! u> dear Zeuxis,” said noma
of the chiel inhabitants of Cortona,
“ paint us a portrait of the Grecian He
len,and in her the beau ideal of female
loveliness.” »41 consent,” replied tho
artist, *4 on condition you send to me,
as models, six of the most beautiful
raaideus of your city, in order that 1
may select from each some particular
charm.” On the morrow they came,
til beautiful in youth and gracefolocss.
rtiat now, for the firal time, the painter
mistrusted the power ot his art.—
** ye arc indeed lair, kit charming
maids, * he said, 44 but it is indispensa
ble that’you should sit to ine unveiled.”
** l nvriled !” they all exclaimed in aur»
prise: 4* unveiled! never! never!” was
echoed from mouth to mouth. By dint,
however,of entreaties, but more by flat •
lory, the courteous artist succeeded in
allaying the scruples of five of them, but
the constancy of the sixth remained un
shaken. *• i hough it were to be Ve
nus, herself,” she cried, indignantly,
** I would not consent.” All expos
tulation was vain—the fled, blushing.
Zeuxis took his pencil snd colors—stu
died his models, and after a few weeks
of incessant labor, produced his 44 He
len,” the glory of his art, and tho ad
miration ot the world. The day of
public exhibition arrived ; the applause
was unanimous—tho candid and un
prejudiced were enraptured—the jeat
«»u« ■mi ms envious reclaimed or over
awed. Hut alone dissatisfied amidst
the universal triumph, the artist exhib
ited on his wrinkled brow the marks ol
discontent. •* Ever prune as thou art,’*
said his friend Aretus, “to discover
ljults in thy own performances whero
none evist, what can now be the sub
ject ol thy regret?** “The drawing/*
answered Zeuxis, M is perfect, the sub
ject faultless, ami I might indeed write
beneath it, 'henceforward it will be
easier to criticise this picture than to
imitate it/ “but there it still one thing
wanting to it* perfection.” “And whai
can that be?” “The blush of the sixth
Idle people ara ai ways meddling ».tH
what docs not concern them, and Ihn
only remedy is to find something for
them to do lor themselves. Apropos to
this, is the atory of the Irishman, who
passing a hornet’s nest with Ins gun on
his shoulder, was carelessly stung trv
one of its proprietor*; turning roun 3, h«
let them have the contents ol hit piece;
will* the comforting remark — ** Now
be St. Patrick, my boy, I’m thinking
you’ll have something to do at home,
you wdl.”
Whew th* females of Co mbyte, an
African tribe, have a mind to appea
with uncommon smart ne»s and eiVrt,
* trotknliU’i tooth is inserted through
both Hpa. nnd ptnjwcl* upwards u Ui‘
M Cue uosfe

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