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TO A BEAUTIFUL QUAKERESS. BY LORD BYRON. "Sweet girl! though only ondetwe met, That meeting I shall ne’er forget; And though we ne’er may meet again, Remembrance will thy form retain: •I would not say “ I love,” but still My senses struggle with my will, In vain to drive thee from my breast, *My thoughts are more and more rep rest; In vain I check the rising sighs, Another to the last replies : Perhaps this is not love, but yet Our meeting I can ne’er forget. What, though we never silence broke, Our eyes in sweetest accents spoke; The tongue in flatt’ring language deals, And tells a tale it ne ver feels : Deceit the guilty lips impart, And blush the mandates of the heart; ■But souls’ interpreters-—the eyes— Spurn such restraints, and scorn disguise; As thus our glances oft convers’d, And all our bosoms felt, rehears’d, No spirit from within reproved us : Though what they utter’d I suppress, Yeti conceive thoul’t partly guess; ■Tor as on thee my mem’ry ponders, Perchance to me thine also wanders. Thus, for myself at least I’ll say, i by torm appears through night ancl day : Awake, with it my fancy teems, sleep, it smiles in fleeting dreams; The vision charms the hours away, And bids me curse Aurora’s ray, ■For breaking slumbers of delight, 'Which makes roe wish for endless night: Since, oh ! whate’er roy future fate, Shall joy or woe roy steps await, Tempted by love, by storms beset, Thine image I can ne’er forget. Alas ! again no more we meet, ■Ao more our former looks repeat; T en let me breathe this parting pray’r, The dictates of roy boson ?s care— “ A ay Heaven so guard roy lovely Quaker, That anguish ne’er may overtake her; Tut bless’d be age, her heart’s partaker !” Oh may the happy mortal fated To be by dearest ties related, ,4 or her each hour new joys discover, A nd lose the husband in the loi er 1 A y that fair bosom never know V. hat ’tis to feel the restless woe, Which stings the soul with vain regret, Of him who never can forget! »ROM THE LAJDIEs’ LITERARY CABINET. ABSENT FRIENDS. fVhen distance severs kindred souls, Affection’s lasting tie ne’er ends ; fBut fancy roves where ocean rolls, And loves to dwell with absent friends. Then smiling hope’s delusive ray, Its care dispelling influence sends, |kna gilds the hours that pass away, From those we.love, from absent friends. Oh ! can there be in life a charm More sweet than retrospection lends ! When dwells the heart with rapture warm On past delights, and absent friends. That soothing charm I would not lose For all the bliss that wealth attends, its joys could ne’er a calm infuse So sweet, as thoughts of absent friends. MISCELLANY. Capital Punishment in Spain.—The pre sent species of capital punishment which the proposed penal code now recognizes, is the garrote, by means of which the ex tinction of life seems the aftair of an in stant. The victim occupies a seat which is attached to an upright post, an iron collar is placed round his neck, and stran gulation is produced by turning half round % multiplying screw, which brings the collar close to the post. There is ob -ser- ed no convulsion, no movement of agony. The garrote is as expeditious as the guillotine, and it sheds no blood. Lawijers.—-According to the Asiatic Researches, a very curious mode of try ing the title of land is practised in Hin dostan: Two holes are dug in the dispu ted spot, in each of which the plaintiff'and defendant’s lawyers put one of their legs, and remain there until one of them is tired,*or complains of being stung by the insects, in which case his client is defeat ed. In this country, it is the client, and •got the lawyer, who puts his foot into it. To Die !—Ah, solemn scene ! yet sure nature recoils at the gloomy thought, and fain would pass it over. The tyrant may forget the object of his revenge, the pa rent her smiling offspring, and man his God, but death remembers man must die. Our lot remains unchanged—our doom fixed. Earthly splendor has no exemp tion from his shafts: youth and beauty must obey his mandates. To-day in health, to-morrow “ food for worms.”— The tender ties of earth cannot prolong our.stay: the tear of paternal fondness, conjugal affection, avail not; the tide of life spent, we must depart to worlds un known. The pillow of disease is the mo ment of reflection we then cast a retro spective eye on time past in improprie ties’—we bid them not welcome—-the in truders fix on cur minds, and torture our departing spirits. ft is but to© common for those \vho at- ; tend public worship, to look upon the ser mon as something only to be criticised and canvassed, and perhaps it is seldom made the subject of meditation at all, for the residue of the week. Let us suppose a parallel case: Suppose that a crimi nal, just about being launched into eter nity, is permitted to have all the consola tions afforded by religion, administered ^ previous to his departure. He hears with great composure the precious promises held out in the gospel to the repentant sinner, and as soon as the exhortation is ended, while standing on his coffin, he oc cupies the remainder of the time, in criti cising the sentiments of the speaker. This is a case precisely parallel; we are all criminals in the eyes of a just and holy Being—we are all standing at this very hour upon our coffins. The tender of di vine love and mercy, is made to us every Sunday from the pulpit, and we are em ploying that time allowed us for repent ance, in criticising the speaker’s lan guage. We would have this offer made in a more smooth and decorous phrase ology—it must, to satisfy our elegant taste, be embellished with all the graces of delivery—our delicate ears are sr ocked at the barbarous phraseolog-y of the ora tor. What madness is there in Bedlam superior to this ! If a town should be besieged by a victorious foe, and incapa ble of holding out, sues for mercy, and a proclamation should be made by the in vading general, offering a free pardon to all who should return to their allegiance, how few of the inhabitants would think of criticising the tones and accents of the herald who was employed to announce such joyous tidings ?—Balt. Mor. Chron. Vanity in many is a steady, inward, but powerfully pervading principle It does not evaporate in levity or indiscretion, but is the hidden, though forcible spring of their whole course of action. Among other literary novels, a 1 Gram mar of Dancing’ is announced in the Lon don papers. A gentleman who courted a lady of the name of Miss Lloyd, suddenly left her for -one whose name was Take. After being married to her, he was accosted by an ac quaintance with—“ So, I hear you are married to Miss Lloyd, hey ?” “ Indeed,” answered he, “it was a Miss Take, I as sure you, sir.” An Irish gentleman, wishing to show the excess of his connubial affection, thus addressed the sweet creature to w hom he was linked for life by the chains of Hy men : “ Heaven forbid, my dear, that I should ever live to see you a widow /” NOTICE. "Ik^rE are under the necessity of re ? f questing a final settlement with all those who stand indebted to us in any way, and in order to save costs do advise delinquents to call and close their ac counts, and pay their notes to E. C. Bree din, Esq. HUMPHREYS & WARK. Harpers-Ferry, Dec. 18. NOTICE fJjTAVING been constituted agent for H the firm of Humphreys -cjf Wark, I must request all persons indebted to them, either by note or account, to make pay ment without delay ; otherwise I shall be constrained to institute suits. Dec. 18. E. C. BREEDIN._ Spinning-Wheel Making and Repairing. GIpTIE subscriber informs the public 1 that he has recommenced the above business, in all its branches, at his shop on the main street, Martinsburg, where he is now ready to repair, and next sum mer he hopes to be in complete readiness to finish new Wheels, all of which he will warrant good as to workmanship and ma terials. He deems it only necessary that his old customers should know that he has recommenced, and for the public to be informed that fie acquired a perfect knowledge of his business in the North of Ireland, most famed for Spinners and Spinning-Wheel Makers; and being ex perienced in his line thirty years, he trusts he shall be able to give general satisfac tion, as he is determined to pay strict at tention to business. His prices will be reasonable, and all kinds of country pro duce taken in payment for work at the market price. ROBERT GALLAHER. Martinsburg, Feb. 19, 1822. Boot and Shoemakmg. IHE undersigned begs leave to inform I his friends and the public generally, that he has removed his shop from Har pers-Ferry to Charlestown, where he in tends to execute work in the neatest man ner, and hopes, from his attention to bu siness, to merit a share of public patron N. B.—I shall attend at Harpers-Ferry with my work on every Saturday in each age. WM. BOADENHAMER, week. February 19i NEW YORK CASH STORE..' I^ANIEL A. WEED, having taken jr into co-partnership JACOB WAR ING, who will stay in New York for the purpose of purchasing goods by auction or otherwise, solely for cash, the business will in future be conducted under the firm of WEED $ WARING, who offer sale, a complete assortment of Dry Goods, Hardware, Crockery, Gro ceries, and Medicines, which they engage to sell low for CASH only. Also, just re ceived an additional assortment of READY MADE CLOTHING, a quantity of Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Raisins, Tobacco, Mustard, &c. &c. WEED &! WARING. D. A. Weed requests all those indebt ed to him to call and settle their accounts immediately. Harpers-Ferry, Jan. 15. NEW GOODS FROM N. YORK. % 7 ILL be opened by the subscribers f f TO-MORROW, several pieces of Cloths, Satinetts and Velvets, a few very superb 8-4 border’d Cassimere Shawls at S-5, a few most fashionable Morocco and other Reticules, Red Flannels, Calicoes, Jaconet Muslins, Handkerchiefs, Cotton Shawls, Plaici-Lutestring and Velvet Rib bons, Domestic Plaids and Shirtings, and a general assortment of SHOES, to wit: Men’s line Monroe and Bergami and other stout Shoes, and Ladies’, Misses’, Youths’ and Children’s thick soal’d sewed Shoes, at lo prices, Black Leghorn Flats at 9 and 12 shillings; a few boxes 6, 8 and 10 to the lb. mould and dipt Candles, and Resin Soap, very low, by the box, or less quantity; Fresh Teas, Coffee, Loaf and Lump Sugar, superior cut Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, and Spanish and Ame rican Segars. From the circumstances under which the subscribers obtain their Goods, they are confident of being enabled to sell as low as any one, others professing to sell at cost notwithstanding—as a proof of which, their friends and the public are invited to call and examine their Cloths, Calicoes, Shirtings and Liquors. By the prices of such, and not more trifling arti cles, can they form a correct opinion. An enlightened public will cot be prejudiced by obtaining of others goods at less than the “ asking” price. One person may be assured of obtaining go. ds equally low with another, of the public’s servants, Feb. 19. WEED & WARING. WAGER $ BECKHAM HAVE on hand, a very general as sortment of WINTER GOODS, Consisting of every necessary and use ful article of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard ware, Queensware, and Liquors of the very first quality. Purchasers will do well to call and fur nish themselves with goods on the most reasonable terms. December 25. LAST NOTICE. THOSE who are indebted to the late firm of Morgan 8c Shutt, and to Joel Morgan, dec’d, for merchandize, are again earnestly requested to discharge the sums respectively due by them, to the under signed, as it is now indispensably neces sary that the business of the late concern, and of the deceased, be brought to a spee dy and final close. The justice and pro priety of this request must be at once ob vious, and it is hoped that this appeal will not be in vain, but that those who are interested will not hesitate.to comply with injunctions of so important a nature. If this notice is disregarded, recourse will inevitably be had to measures of a coer cive character, however disagreeable they may be. JACOB SHUTT. Harpers-Ferry, Feb. 26, 1822. Cabinet and House Joining. rg^HE subscriber respectfully informs 1 the public, that he intends, about the 1st of March next, carrying on the Cabi net and Flouse Joining Business. He hopes, by industry and unremitting atten tion, to be able to execute with prompt ness all orders sent to him, and can as sure the inhabitants of this place, and its vicinity, that his work will be handsome and durable, as well as on reasonable terms. His shop is near the store oLMr. Garay, and opposite to that of Messrs. Braden 8c Conard. The public are invi ted to give him a trial. JOHN CRAIG. Feb. 19. TAILORING, IHE subscriber respectfully informs 1 the citizens of Harpers-Ferry, and its vicinity, that, having now in his em ployment some excellent workmen, he is enabled to execute all orders in his line with neatness and despatch, and in the most durable and fashionable style. He will regularly receive the latest fashions from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and pledges himself to use every exertion to give general satisfaction. U. A. NORRIS. Feb. If. [ Dr. GODFREY WEfeE Ij| ESPECTFULLY acquaints the rest.- i indents of Harpers-Ferry, and its vici nity, that he intends to practise Surgery and Medicine, and solicits the patronage of the public. He flatters himself, from the ample experience he has obtained in medical practice, that he will merit the approbation of those who may employ him. Flis office is nearly opposite Mr. Graham’s Inn, where he will be ready to attend to medical calls at all times. At the same time he would inform the public, that he has opened at the same place, an extensive Apothecary and Druggist’s Store, AND HAS RECEIVED FRESH drugs $ Medicines, which he can warrant to be genuine, and will sell on terms highly accommodating. Among the numerous articles which he has on hand, he will specify but a few, a« follows : Peruvian and Lima Bark, Cfallnutts, Camphor, Gum Arabic, Gum Copal, Glauber and Epsom Saltk, Cremor Tartar, Manna and Senna, Flower of Sulphur, Salt of Tartar, Potash, Calomel, Jalap, Ipecacuauha, Tartar Emetic, Gum Guaicum, Antimony, best English Magnesia, English calcined Magnesia, Superior cold-pressed and common Cas1 tor Oil, Aromatic Bitters and best Tavern Bitters., Saffron, Alcohol of Wine, Lamp-black* Stove-black, Black Varnish, Copal Varnish, Blacking Balls, Liquid Blacking, Bees’ Wax, Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmegs, Mace, Best London Mustard, Cologne Water, Castile, Windsor, Transparent, Rose and Almond Soap, Wash Balls, A general assortment of Patent Medicines, Paints and Dve Stuffs, West India Sweet-Meats, Bunch Raisins, East India Preserved Ginger, Spanish Sugars, Chewing Tobacco, Window Glass, 8 by 10 and 10 by 12, Spring and Thumb Lancets, Sealing Wax, Violin Strings, Gold Leaf, American Torpedoes, Together with an assortment of CONFECTIONERY, and many other articles in his line too te dious to mention. He has also just received a supply of Fresh Garden Seeds, which he will sell on reasonable terms. N. B. Country physicians are respect fully invitcd to give him a call, as they may be sure to obtain at all times fresh Drugs and Medicines, warranted to be? genuine, and put up in the neatest man ner. P. S. Wanted, a LAD from 14 to 15 years of age, of respectable connections, as an apprentice to the Apothecary and Druggist’s Business. No one need apply unless he can bring good recommenda tions as to sobriety, honesty, and correct moral habits. G. W. Harpers-Ferry, Feb. 26, 1822. FOR RENT, ~ BYRNE’s Island in the river Potomac and near to Harpers-Ferry. On the' premises is a comfortable dwelling house large enough for two families, with an ex tensive and excellent garden plot. Large quantities of drift-wood accumulate on the island, the disposal of which will be' granted unto the tenaiit: the scarcity and value of fuel at Harpers-Ferry is well known. Possession will be given at any time; and the terms made known on ap plication to the subscriber, or to Mr. Wil liam Read residing at Harpers-Ferry. PATRICK BYRNE. Feb. 19. - AA^ZiSIt HASPIGSS FSB1Y, VA. SESPECTFULLY informs his friends u) and the public generally, that he continues to carry on business at his old stand near the ferry, where any of the fol lowing articles can be had at the shortest notice, viz: High and low priced gentlemen’s and ladies’ saddles; high and low priced coach, gigg, carryall, and wagon harnes ses ; trunks of every description; saddle bags, valises, bridles, martingals, whips, and spurs; also, plated and common bri dle-bits and stirrups. He has just receiv ed a quantity of New England Flog Skins, ,■ of a very superior quality, and a few Alli gator Skins. Any of the above articles will be furnished as low for cash as they can be purchased in the county. Ja«. 29.