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FROM MR. CROLy’s ILLUSTRATION OF GEMS. DEATH. The Genius of Death is beautifully re presented in the Gem as a Winged Boy, his weeping eyes covered with his left arm, and trailing a torch reversed in his right hand. What is death ? ’Tis to be free ! No more to love, or hope, or fear— To join the great equality: All alike are humbled there! The mighty grave Wraps lord and slave: Nor pride nor poverty dare come Within that refuge-house, the loinb ! Spirit with the drooping wing, And the ever-weeping eye, Thou of all earth’s Kings art King ! Empires at thy footstool lie ! Beneath thee strew’d Their multitude Sink like waves upon the shore : Storms shall never rouse them more 1 What’s the grandeur of the earth To the grandeur round thy throne ? Riches, glory, beauty, birth, To thy kingdom all have gone. Before thee stand The wondrous band: Bards, heroes, sages, side by side, Who darkened nations when they died ! Earth has hosts, but thou canst show Many a million for her one ; Through thy gates the mortal flow Has for countless years roll’d on ; Back from the tomb No step has come ! There fix’d, till the last thunder’s sound Shall bid thy prisoners be unbound. f KUM A J,Ui\UUIN Jr A rLK. Mr. T. Moore has lately published a third number of the National Melodies, equal, if not superior, in all respects, to ei ther of the former ones. We subjoin from it the song adapted to the Veni tian air. It is of that kind in which he pre-eminently excels, flow gently here, my gondolier, So softly wake the tide, That not an ear on earth may hear But her’s to whom we glide. Had Heaven but tongues to speak as well As starry eyes to see, O think ! what tales ’twould have to tell Of wandering youth like me. Now rest thee here, my gondolier i Hush ! hush ! for up I go, To climb yon light balcony’s height, Whilst thou keep’st watch below. Oh 1 did we take for Heaven above, But half such pains as we Take day and night, for woman’s love, What angels we should be! MISCELLANY. A week’s JOURNAL OF AN ENGLISH COUNTRY CURATE. Monday—Received ten pounds from my rector, Mr. Snarl, being one half year’s salary—obliged to wait a long time be fore my admittance to the rector; and even when admitted, was never once ask ed to sit down or refresh myself, though I had 11 miles to walk. Item—the doc- ! tor hinted he could have the curacy filled I for fifteen pounds a year. Tuesday—Paid nine pounds to seven i different people; but could not buy the 1 second-hand pair of breeches offered me at a great bargain by-the tailor; my wife wanted a gown very much, and neither Betsey uor Polly having a shoe to go to church. Wednesday—My wife bought a gown for herself, and shoes for her two daugh ters; but unluckily, in coming home, dropt a guinea through a hole (which she had never before perceived) in hpr pocket, and all our cash in the world was gone, except half a crown. Item—chid my pror woman for being afflicted at the misfortune, and tenderly advised her to j rely on the goodness of God. Thursday—Received a note from an ale-house at the top of the hill, informing me that a gentleman begged to speak with me on pressing business ; went and found it was an unfortunate member of a strolling company of players, who was pledged for seven pence half penny—in a struggle what to do. The baker, though we had paid him on Tuesday, quarrelled ! vith us to avoid giving any credit in fu ture; and George --, the butcher, sent us word that he heard it whispered how the rector intended to have a curate who would do the parish duty at an infe rior price ; and though he would do any thing to serve me, advised trie to deal with Peter —-, at the upper end of the town. Mortifying reflections thes^ ! j But in nry opinion, a want of humanity is j a want of justice. The Father of the Universe lends his blessings to us, with a view that we should relieve a brother in distress; and we consequently do no more than pay a debt, when we perform an act of benevolence. Paid the stran ger’s reckoning out of the shilling in my pocket, and gave him the remainder of i the money to prosecute his journey. Friday—A very scanty dinner, and i iu^s;civi® tu vvc ui^ asttij avtauu. itiyg to eat, I might leave something like enough for my poor wife- an4 children. I tolcl ray wife what I had clone with the shilling; the excellent creature, instead of blaming me for the action, blessed the goodness of ray heart and burst into tears. Mem. Never to contradict her as long as I live; for a mind that can argue like hers, though it may deviate from the more rigid sentiments of prudence, is even amiable for its indiscretion ; and in every lapse from the severity of economy, per forms an act of virtue superior to the value of a kingdom. Saturday—Wrote a sermon, which on Sunday—I preached at four different parish churches, and came home exces sively hungry—no more than two pence half penny in the house. But see the goodness of God, the stroll ing player, whom I had relieved, was a man of fortune, who accidentally heard that I was as humane as I was indigent; and from a generous eccentricity of tem per, wanted to do me an essential piece of service. I had not been an hour at home, when he comes in, and declares himself my friend, and puts a fifty pound note in my hand ; and the next day pre sented me with a living of three hundred pounds a year. RELIQUE OF BURNS. The following lines, in the hand-wri ting of Burns, were copied from the back of a bank note in the possession of Mr. Janies F. Gracie of Dumfries, (Scotland) and have been communicated to us by Mr. Jamieson of this city, a countryman and personal acquaintance of the pdet. They were evidently an extemporaneous effusion, and bear internal proof of hav ing been written at that interesting pe riod of life when he was on the point of leaving his country, on account of the un favourable manner in which his suit to “ Bonnie Jean,” (his future wife) was re ceived by her parents.—[./V*. Y.Amer. YVae worth thy pow’r, thou cursed leaf! Fell source o’ a* my woe and grief! For lack o’thee I’ve lost my lass ; For lack o’thee I ’scrimp my glass ; I see the children of affliction Unaided, through thy curs’d restriction. I’ve seen th* oppressor’s cruel smile Amid his hapless victims’ spoil; And for thy potence vainly wish’d To crush the villain in the dust. For lack o’thee I leave this much-lov’d shore, Never,perhaps,to greet oldScotland more. R- B-, Kyle. Extract of a letter from an “Old Maid,” to the Editor of the Bcnningion Gazette, dated the 1st inst. I belong to that respectable sisterhood vulgarly denominated “Old Maids”—and have been some time on the wrong side ot thirty; and having, for several years, exercised the professions of Mantua-Ma ker and Tayloress, I have had as good an opportunity to observe the habits of peo ple round their family fire-sides, as any body could have, and I do assure you, on the veracity of a spinster, that of all the unhappy marriages that I have wifness cd, at least nine in ten of them, are caus ed by bad husbands, men who are unwor thy the sacred title. How often have I seen some men, after spending their day and evening in idle ness and vice, with a set of worthless fel lows like themselves, come home late, and swell and swagger and scold, at their poor wives, who had perhaps spent a te dious evening beside a comfortless fire, and by dint of persuasion and caresses, prevailed on their half-starved children to go supperless to bed. I protest, Mr. Printer, it is too bad to exercise so much patience and forbearance, and then to be scolded at after all; and I often think what poor weak creatures women are to allow themselves to be cajoled into wed lock by the men, who care no more for them than a farthing-rush-light; I am very, very often provoked at them for their weakness, “ and wonder,” as the Poet so prettily expresses it, “ Aud wonder how our sex can fancy blisses vyuiuatu u ucueam uie uiaca, rougn bearded kisses, “Of such a bear-like thing as Man.” More especially as one half the nasty creatures chew tobacco and smell of rum, as though nature had not made them hi deous and disgusting enough. I thank my stars that I have hitherto had the courage and fortitude to say NO to all their solicitations ; that such may ever be my happy lot, is the present pray er of your obedient servant, PRISCILLA PUCKERMOUTII. P. S. I don’t care whether you put in the last resolution, as, like our common mother, Eve, I might succumb under temptation, should it again come in my way. A village printer received from a dis tant subscriber a dollar in silver, to pay a half year’s subscription. The postage on the letter was § 1 29 1 “ Faith,” said Paddy, “ such a business a body must have a great deal of, to be making a living at !” i mail, who has been recently appointed to one of the highest offices in the state, hav ing been admitted to the Royal presence, to receive the seals of office* was observ ed,on his return, to rub his chin in a very contemplative mood. “ I hope,” said a friend, “ that you met with a gracious reception.” “ I don’t know what to think of it,” replied the new Secretary, “ his Majesty, with apparently perfect since rity, expressed a wish that I should fol low the example of mf late noble prede cessor—which, I ajn afraid, means, that nothing could give him so much pleasure as that I should cut my throat.” Several reverend characters being in company at supper, the conversation turned upon the places of their educa tion. One had his at Oxford, another at Cambridge. A young probationer took the opportunity to mention that he was educated at both places. “ That reminds me, said an old divine, of a calf that suck ed two cows.” And pray what was the consequence ? inquired the gentleman. “ The consequence was,” answered the other, “ that it became a very great, calf.” Analogy.—A little girl happening to hear her mother speak of going into half mourning, said—“ Why are we going in to half mourning, Mama, are any of our relations half dead ?” A Repartee.—While Napoleon was yet a subaltern in the army, a Russian officer, with much self-sufficiency, remarked, that “ his country fought for glory, and the French for gain.”—“You are perfectly right,” answered Napoleon, “for every one fights for that which he does not pos sess.” The admired song “ Oh cruel am de Bullet Ball,” as sung by Sambo Puffy, in the new opera of Modern Honour. Oh, cruel am de bullet ball, Tro’ silk an’ paddin bofe he go; lie hit de man, and down he fall, An’ kick and holler, “ loddy, oh !” No use you dodge, no use you run, You needn’t trimble, twis’ nor squat, De bullet ball he ketch you, tnun, He come so vigorous and so hot. PETER COIN LAN HAS received a supply of low-priccd Flannels, Russia Sheeting, Bur lasses, Men’s, Women’s, and Boys’ LEA THER SHOES. Feb. 5, 1823. NOTICE. rgpHE subscriber will leave Harpers H Ferry early in March; he therefore requests all persons who have watches at his shop to call and pay for the repairing of the same, and take them away. All watches not taken away before the first of March, will be sold for the benefit of the repairer. OLIVER CALAMM. Feb. 5, 1823. MORE CHEAP GOODS; PETER CONLAN HAS just received the following arti cles, viz: Very superior Cassinetts, Common do. some as low as 50 cts per yd. Corduroy at 25 cents per yard, Domestic Shirtings and Sheetings, Superior Bed-Ticking, Chain Yarn, various numbers, Candlewick, Fine Waltham Shirtings, far superior to English Power Loom, at 25 cents per yard—by the piece 23 cents per yard, Coffee, Tea, and Muscatel Raisins, Segars, Scotch, Rappee 8c Macabau Snuff. He has on hand a very complete assort ment of CLOTHS,to which he invites the attention of purchasers. Also, a small lot of CASTINGS, con sisting of Pots, Skillets, and Dutch Ovens. Also, a few of Kilgour’s AXES. Jan. 1, 1823. r\ i a \ Ar_i v/ x . vj x . v> x . I OFFER my services to my friends and the public generally, as an Auctioneer ol Jefferson County, and Hatter myself, from the experience I have had in the business, that I can sell property to as good, if not better, advan tage than any other person in the county. Those who have property to dispose of, will promote their own interest by em ploying me. I can be had at almost any moment, timely notice being given me, or left at my house at Harpers-Ferry. JOHN DALGARN, Jan. 1, 1823. Constable. Messrs. Roger Perry and others, TAKE NOTICE. THAT, on Saturday the 15th of Feb ruary, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 5 P. M. at the house of J. R. Tho mas at Harpers-Ferry, I shall proceed to take the deposition of John Sellars, which deposition, when so taken, I shall offer as evidence in a case now pending in the Court of Chancery for this County, in which I am plaintiff, and you are the de fendants. PHILIP STRIDER. Jam 29, 1823. YY i jjLilJ’ LA yf AmilO RE again receiving, from N'ewYorkj Plain and Cord Velvet, * Green Silk, Bleached and unbleached Sheetings sni' Shirtings, Plaids, Flag and Black Silk Handkerchiefs, Men’s, Boys’ and Girls’ SHOES, and Water-Proof Hats, As also, Molasses, Brandy, Raisins, &c. Jan. 29, 1822. GOODS AT AUCTION. THE subscriber will offer for sale, on Thursday the 20th day of Feb ruary, at the store-house lately occupied by Charles Wager & Co. almost every article of MERCHANDIZE, (the pro perty of said Wager, dec’d) embracing the following articles, viz: Superfine Cloths and Cassimeres, Black, White, and Fancy Vesting, Fine Hats, Irish Linens, C-ambricks and Fancy Muslins, Domestic Shirtings, Canton Crape, Bombazetts and Calicoes,. Men’s and Women’s Hose and Gloves, Ginghams, Shawls, Handkerchiefs,Stc.Scc Ninety days’ credit will be given on all sums above ten dollars, the purchaser complying with the usual conditions. adm’r of CHAS. WAGER, dec’d. Jan. 29, 1823. Dr. GODFREY WEISE, iENDERS his thanks to the public, JL (that is, the punctual part,) for the liberal encouragement he has received since his residence at Harpers-Ferry, and iuforms them that he has replenished his store with an excellent assortment of ge nuine and fresh Sundry Other Useful Articles, which he will dispose of on very reason able terms for cash. EDWARD WAGER Drugs and Medicines, AND DRUGS. Aloes, Alum, Antimony, Aquafortis, Alcohol of Wine, ; Aromatic Bitters, Anti scorbuticTinc. Balsam Copaivae, Columbo Root, Camphor, Calomel, Cremor Tartar, Cold pressedCastor Oil, : Castile Soap, Coperas, j Copal Varnish, Epsom and Glauber; Salts, Flower of Sulphur, ! Gum Arabic, Gum Copal, Gum Shelac, Gum Guaiac, Gum Tragaranth, Gum Gamboge, Gentian Root, Gum Elastic, Ivory Black, Ipecacuanha, Isinglass, Indigo, Jalap, Liquorice Balls* Lichen Islandic, Laudanum, MercurialOintment Magnesia, Manna, Nutgalls, Oil of Cloves, Oil of Lemon, Oil of Burgamot, Oil of Lavender, Oil of Wormseed, Oil of Mint, Oil of Spike, Oil of Vitriol, Opium, Peruvian Bark, Pearl Ash, Paregoric, | Rhubarb, ^ Rosin, Sugar of Lead, Snake Root, Sponge, Senna, Spirits Turpentine, Spirits Hartshorn, Compound Spirits of Lavender, Sweets Spirits of Nitre, Tartar Emetic,' Allis, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander, and Worm J SEED. SPICES AND PAINTS. Cinnamon, Cloves, Cayenne Pepper, Mace, Nutmegs, Saffron, Fig Blue, Prussian Blue, Indigo, Rose Pink, £ Urom Yellow, £ King’s Yellow, 5 Red Lead, Verdigris, Vermilion, Log Wood, Red Saunders, Madder, Aronetto, &c. PATENT MEDICINES. Lee’s Family Medicines, Judkins’ Ointment, Bateman’s Drops, British and Harlaem Oil, Godfrey’s Cordial, Horwitz’s, Anderson’s, and Wilkin’s An ti-Bilious Pills, Opodeldoc, Henry’s Tooth Powder, Sing’s Itch Ointment, &c. See. SUNDRIES. Ladies’ Toilet and Sewing Boxes (French manufacture,) A large assortment of French and Ger man Toys, East India and Ground Crackers, Razor Strops, Fishing Lines and Hooks, Violin Strings, Durable Ink, Shaving, Almond and Rose Soap, Wash Balls, Blacking Balls, Pocket and Pen Knives, Preserved Ginger, Snuff, Hard Soap and Dipt Candles, and many other articles which need not be named. The health of Dr. W. having been re stored, he is now prepared to render his professional services to those who may think proper to employ him. ’ Jan. 29, 1823.