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“ It is the gift of Poetry to consecrate
every place in which it moves, to breathe around nature an odour more exquisite than the perfume of the rose, and to shed over it a tint mors magical than the blush of the morning.” ■ HYMN. BY HENRY KIRKE WHITE. The Lord our God is Lord of all, His station who can find ? I hear him in the waterfall! I hear him in the wind ! If in the gloom of night I shroud, His face I cannot fly ; 1 see him in the evening cloud, And in the morning- sky. He lives, he reigns in every land, From winter’s polar snows, To where across the burning- sand, The blasting meteor glows! He smiles, we live; he frowns we die: We hang upon his word He rears his right arm up on high, And ruin bares the sword. He bids his blasts the field deform— Then, when his thunders cease, Sits like an angel ’mid the storm, And smiles the winds to peace i SUN-SET—By Mrs. Muzzy. Now on the river’s bosom gleams The sun’s departing ray, His latest lustre lovelier seems, Than the broad glare of day. And as the bright beam gently plays On yonder towering spire, It glimmers, like the flickering blaza Of life’s decaying, fire.. Bless’d orb S when I to long repose Resign my 'active powers, . Be mine, like thine, the tranquil close Of bright, unclouded hours. But though thou fadest lathe sight, No darkness shrouds thy way : Earth’s wandering pilgrim mourns in night ; But thine’s eternal day. And such is man's; for though the tomb Oblivion o’er him spread, His glory, rising from the gloom, Rests never with the dead. Goethe.—-The death of the celebrated Goethe has been reported in the news papers ; but it appears by letters from Weimar of the 17th ult. that the author of Werther had sense enough to throw his drugs out of the window, and drink Cha?nfiaigne with the Grand Duke of Saxe Weimar at the crisis of his fever— the consequence of which naturally was a-speedy recovery. 1 A joke upon rathen and arrathen is told on the occasion. Bridal Mistake.—Une of the most complete and singular bulls we remem- j her to have heard, and which is likely to I afford employment to the gentlemen of . the long robe, has recently been commit ted in the country of Wicklow. We do not know that the subject has yet been noticed by the public prints, but we have no doubt as to the correctness of our in formation. Two gentlemen, brothers, were recently married on the same day, and the respective friends of each, with the brides and bridegrooms,, determined to celebrate the happy event as jovially as possible. Accordingly the whole par ty repaired to a house a short distance from Wicklow, where the day vras spent in the usual style of Irish mirth 5 there being no lack of supply of the “gener ous grape,” nor of the still more gener ous “native.” At night the brides retir ed to rest; but, dire mishap! in the morning it was discovered that each gentleman had gone to what was intend ed to be his brother’s bed ! the ladies in the dark, and the brother’s voices strong ly resembled each other, not having no ticed the fatal error! We understand what particularly puzzles the lawyers is, that one of the ladies possesses a fortune of 60001. and the other one of 1000/. and the gentleman who married the lady with the latter fortune, wishes to keep pos session of the lady with whom he slept, with the 6000/. this his brother refuses to accede to; and in consequence the who’% affair is to be made public. [1Liverpool Advertiser. cecocce «*•-— Marriage Act.—The marriage act re peal bill received the royal assent yester day ; all marriages will now be solemniz ed according to the old law of marriage. Acw-York Races.—We extract the fol lowing humorous article from the New York National Advocate :— Clear the Course ! I—Our Races next week, will make more noise than New Market or Epsom, and Eclipse excites more interest than the famous filley Mos es, belonging to our friend the Duke of York. Strangers are pouring in from, all quarters. We have white hats and sallow faces from the south ; rosy cheeks and cunning phizes from the east; John ny raws from the north; and a few ol the knowing ones, from the west; cur rent and uncurrent money quite plenty; race course crowded each day; twenty horses training, and every effort made to beat Eclipse. It is impossible to say how the thing will go. The southerners are full of mo ney, and ready to bet any sum against Eclipse; the north is also ready to po ney up any thing in behalf of the favo rite sorrel. Much speculation and jockey ing on the tapis. Our Wall-sreet Bro kers wont touch the stock. Harry Sprightful, has a cool 500 on Eclipse; ditto Bobby Careless ; ditto Jack Hum drum ; Tom Tick S2000 ; do. Baron Nab ern ; do. the Hon. Jack Shuffle; $>1,500 Captain Snacks; gl,500 Billy Wagtail, together with! a thousand minor bets of hats, coats, boots, et cetera. These offers have been promptly backed by the know ing ones of the Pedee, the Santee, the Waccarnaw, and the Roanoke, who are all on the ground with their little negers, and appear to be up to a thing or two. In the mean time nothing is heard but the races. Frank Sportive has a new Barouche, Tommy Smashem a new Gig and tandem—-lots of crop tail ponies are re,ady, and we are threatened with six entire new carriages, brass furniture, yellow pannels, new liverids, spanking greys, lace veils, full purses, silk para sols, Leghorn flats,—£S that’s your sort,” as Goldfinch says. All is bustle and preparation.—“ Will you dine with me Monday, Bob.?”—u What me? ho, O dear, O Lord, ho, ha, Tam engaged three days, dine on the race course, bo ! ho ! ha ! ha! pray ma’am, shall we make up our little pic nic to Orange springs on Monday or Tuesday. “Dear me, you iorget sir—we go to the races,—u beg pardon,” “ Carman, fetch me a load of nut wood, on Tuesday.”—Can’t sir— must have it now. Pm going to go to the races, on Tuesday; Long Island against sweet potatoes forever.” “ Hear you swefcpy, my chimblies wants sweep ing, come Tuesday,1—“ Can’t massa, I go to de races—we all valk dere—got six shillings to bet on Clipse,—noting from the slaveholding state beat us liberty and equality boys.” In the mean time all is active prepara tion on that famous course. Booths erecting, flags flying, pigs roasting, fid dlers tuning, and all dust and confusion. N, B. Six Pick Pockets were yester day lodged in Bridewell being on their way to the race course, to train in their vocation. The earl of Rochester, in king Charles the Second’s time, was as famous for his frolics and humor as he was infamous for his vices ; and one day as he was walk ing in the Park with some of his gay companions, he saw Dr, Barrow, one of the gravest divines, and the greatest ma thematician of his time, musing along the Mall, in his usual contemplative man ner ; and, so he proposed to make up to him and have some drollery, as he term ed it. His companions were ready enough to attend him ; and upon meet ing the doctor, lord R. making a very low bow, said with the greatest vivacity, c Doctor, a good morning to you——I am exceeding glad to see you—I am yours to the very centre of gravity.’ The doc tor, who was not easily to be surprised, perceived his drift, and with all the com * posure in the world, returned the lowly bow, saying,( My Lord, I am yours to the antipodes.’’ This put his lordship to a short pause, but as wit is seldom at a loss, —‘ Doctor, said he, I am yours to the j lowest pit of hell.’-‘ There, then, re plied the doctor, I will leave your lord ship ;’ and so pursued his walk. FROM THE MINERVA. Condensing Carbonic Acid Gas.—Re markable properties of an embalmed Human Heart. We are indebted for the following highly curious and interesting commu nication to an esteemed friend, Dr. Wvn. Price of Philadelphia, who is now on a visit to England, on professional busi ness : “ LIVERPOOL, AFIRL 5th, 1823. “ Thinking you would be gratified by being able to communicate early to the American public, through the medium of your valuable journal, the following interesting intelligence, I hasten to con vey it to you ; Last evening at the meet ing of the Literary .Scientific Society of Liverpool, Dr. Trail, the Secretary, read a letter from Dr. Faulkner of London, in forming him of Mr. Farady, of the Royal institution, having succeeded in condens ing carbonic acid gas into a fluid, resem bling ether in appearance, by means of an apparatus on the principles of Mr. Perkins5 instrument tor compressing wa ter. It is also stated that the attempt to condense some of the other gaseous fluids had been attended with like suc cess. The letter also contained an account of an embalmed human heart, from Egypt, (recently brought,) containing, when opened, a fluid resembling red wine in appearance, but which, on being analys ed by Sir H. Davy, proves to be blood; and what is particularly curious, is the fact of the muscular fibres retaining their flexibility and natural colors, although upwards of two thousand years must have elapsed since its existence. u Believe me vours in sincerity ; WM. PRICE.” porter’s squadron. Extract of a letter from an officer on board the U. S. schr. Decoy, to a young gen tleman in Philadelphia. “ U. S. schr. Decoy, “ Key West, may 8th, 1823. $ Dear Sir—-At the request of your bro ther I inform you, that he sailed from here in the barge Gnat, on an expedition on the Coast of Cuba, the 27th of April, and-2d May ; while alongside the Steam Galliot, he had the misfortune to lose the first joint of the fore finger of his right hand, by the accidental discharge of one of her guns. One of the men in the boat was killed, (had his head taken off,) and five wounded, (two badly.) The poor fellow that was killed, was standing within 6:nches of your brother, who Was literally covered with brains and blood.— His finger will be well enough to write in about three weeks. ” Piracy.-— Capt. Wing, of the brig Pi lot, arrived at Philadelphia from Trini dad, (Cuba,) reports, that he spoke on the 7th of May, at 8 P. M. a sloop which sailed from Jamaica, bound to Charles ton and asked permission to keep us company, which was refused and'ordered her to sheer off. At 11 P. M. she made an attack on a Bremen ship, which being armed beat off the sloop . Un the 9th ot May, 20 miles west ot Cape Antonio, saw a boat apparently in distress, hove to, and waited until she got alongside. She proved the boat be longing to the brig Reuben and Eliza, of and from New York for Havana, captur ed by a Pirate on the 5th of May, off the Isle of Pines. She had the mate and four men on board, who had been turned adrift by the pirates. The Captain was detain ed. May 14th, Cape Florida in sight, spoke brig Forester, Capt. Morgan, from New York for St. Juan, (Spanish Maine,) all well. Captain Israel, of the schr. Adeline, at Philadelphia, from Cape Haytien, re ports that the schr. Gen. Jackson, Farrin, from Baltimore, in lat. 25, was boarded by a Spanish ship of war 22 long 12 poun ders, and a complement of 150 men. Af ter beating and bruising the captain, tearing up his register, and injuring the crew, they abandoned her. Tffe captain of the ship informed captain Farrin, that they had fitted out at St. Johns, Porto Rico, and gave the following description of his vessel; Black hull, white woman head, a bird on her stern, with white streaks, and half ports. Captain Farrin intends representing this transaction to the government of the United States. On the first of May a Danish ship of war touched at Cape Haytien, having on board Mr. Decosters, commissioner from St. Thomas to the government of Hayti, relative to the prohibition of the St. Thomas trade, and sailed next morning for Port au Prince. FOR RENT, A T the Brick Mill, on the Road be /l. tween Charlestown and Hurpers Ferry, a comfortable Dwelling House and good Shop. There are few situations (if any) more eligible for a competent wagon and plough maker. None but persons of sober ha bits and industry need apply. JOHN PETER. April 30, 1823.'—6w. Just Published, And for sale at the Printing Office, C1 HILDREN’s Toy Books—a pleasing ) variety, and of different sizes, Wood’s New York Primer, Webster’s Spelling; Book, and various other School Books. May 14. HONEY. A HOGSHEAD of best quality, for sale by WEED & WARING. May 7, 1823. BLANK NOTES, For sale at the Printing’ Office. Clean Linen and Cotton Rags, Bought at this office. For 1828. A few copies yet for sale at this office. New- Baking EstaMiMimeut ESPECTFULLYinforms his friends \ and the public generally, at Har pers-Ferry, Sc vicinity, that he has com menced the BAKING BUSINESS, in all its branches, at the head of the ca nal, and for the immediate convenience; and accommodation of those who may favor him with their custom, he has opened a shop adjoining the store of Dr. Weise, where he intends keeping a con stant supply of the best Bread, Crackers, Cakes & Rusks, and occasionally will keep small Beer. He hopes by strict attention to business, and an earnest desire to please his custo mers, to gain a share of public patronage. May 28th, 1823.——3t. N. B. Long boats supplied with bread, at the shortest notice. ICE CREAM ■^TtTILL be prepared at Dr. Weise*s V ? store every Tuesday and Friday afternoons, if fair, if not, the succeeding fair days. May 28,4823. Just Received, AO|:7rALKER’s Critical Pronouncing V y Dictionary, S3 50. Murray’s English Grammar, Songs of Zion, for the use of Methodists, iEsop’s Fables, The Builder’s Price Book, containing rules for measuring and valuing car penters’ and plaistercrs’ work, Domestic Cookery, Blank Books, Writing Books, Cyphering Books, Paper, Quills, &c. For sale at the Printing Office. May 21, 1821. FAMILY BIBLE. PERSONS wishing to be furnished with this invaluable work, cau, by leaving their names at this office, obtain a large Quarto Edition, with plates, for Five Dollars. A specimen may be seen at the Office, where may also be had, The True Masonic Chart, and a new and complete Tutor for the Violin. May .7, 1823. DRUGS MEDICINES. UST received, several dozen bottles best CASTOR OIL, which we will sell low by the bottle—Epsom Salts, &c, See. which, together with our former stock, will make our assortment of Me dieines complete. WEED & WARING. 4 May 14, 1823. WM. P. ROWLES j§ ESPECTFULLY offers his services to the citizens of Harpers-Ferry and its vicinity, in the practice of Medicine and Surgery, and solicits such part of their patronage as his strict attention to business, and skill in the profession, shall, in the opin ion of an intelligent public, entitle him. He may be found at his father’s, just above the Shenandoah works. March 26, 1823. Musical Instruments. JUST received by us, a case of Violins and violin strings, as also Flutes and Clarionet Reeds—together with a further supply of DRY GOODS & GROCE RIES. WEED & WARING. May 21, 1823. CROCKERY, &)’€. ' WE have just finished opening sever al Crates of CROCKERY, con sisting of China, Blue and other fin." Li verpool, common enamelled, and Queen’s Ware ; likewise GLASS WARE, of eve ry description. We have, also, WOOD EN WARE, such as Tubs, Buckets, Barrel Churns, common Churns, Oval Coolers, &c. &c. and a supply of Tin Ware. WEED & WARING. May 14, 1823. , L1MK " VipUTE subscriber has for sale, at the 1 Brick Mill, on the Road between Charlestown and Harpers-Ferry, several thousand bushels of,LIME, of a very su perior quality. Mr. Peter Staley will attend to the sale, measurement, and delivery. JOHN PETER. April 30, 1823.-—6vv._ SHOES, §c. TRUNKS, containing a most ex tensive assortment of ROOTS and SHOES; amongst which are black and colored Prunelle and Kid Pumps, and Children’s Kid Mockasins. just open ed by WEED & WARING. May 7, 1823. ! BLANK ATTACHMENTS For sale at this office.