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'tivery 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 more magical than the'blush of the morning.” FOR THE FREE PRESS. ELEGY ON A DRUNKARD. Here rests beneath the sod, By no memorial blest, A man who knew not God, Who had no hope of rest. Elis was the bloated face, The heart to nature dead, The soul devoid of grace, The palsied, senseless head. Yet once there was a time— A time when even he Would shudder at a crime, And weep at misery. But his last sigh is breath’d, The vital spark has flown, Ere this its doom’s receiv’d— To heaven or hell it’s gone, For him is shed no tear, For him no moisten’d eye, No friend bends o’er his bier, Ner breathes the heart-felt sigh. Neglected and forgot, The bleak wind o’er him blows, And not a single thought A friend on him bestows. COLUMBIA. [The following beautiful verses are from the pen of the Rev. G. Croly, Author of Paris, the Angel of theWorld, Cata aline, Sec.] When eve is purpling cliff and cave, Thoughts of the heart how soft ye flow; Not softer on the western wave The golden lines of sunset glow. Then all by chance or fate removed, Like spirits crowd upon the eye; The few we liked—the one we loved, And the whole heart is memory. And life is like this fading hour, Its beauty dying as we gaze; Yet as the shadows round us lower, Heaven pours above the brighter blaze. When morning sheds it's gorgeons dye, Our hope, our heart to earth is given ; But dark and lonely is the eye, That turns not, at its eve, to heaven. MISCELLANY. The late Lord Castlereagh. Lord Byron, in his preface to the conti nuation of Don Juan, thus speaks of the late minister of Great Britain : That he was an amiable man in private life, may or may not be true ; but with this the public have nothing to do; and as to lamenting his death, it will be time enough when Ireland has ceased to mourn for bis birth. As a minister, I, for one of millions, look upon him as the most j despotic in intention and the weakest in | intellect that ever tyrannized over a coun try. It is the first time since the Nor n? .fS, that England has been insulted by a minister (at least) who could not speak English, and that Parliament has permit ted itself to be dictated to in the language of Mrs. Malaprop. Of the manner of his death little need be said except that if a poor radical, such as Wgddington or Watson, had cut his throat, he would have been buried in d cross read, with-the usual appurtenances of the stake afid mallet. But the minis ter was an elegant lunatic—a sentimental suicide—he merely cut the 4 caroled arte ry,’ (blessings on their learning,) and lo ! the pageant and the abbey ! and the syl lables of dolour yelled forth by the news papers—and the harangue of the coroner in ciu ciuugy uvcr me uieeuiug uoay oi the deceased—(an Anthony worthy of such a Caesar)—and the nauseous and a trocious cant of a degraded crew of con spirators against all that is sincere or honorable. In his death he was necessa rily one of two things by the law—a felon or a madman; and in either case no great subject for panegyric. In his life he was—what all the world knows, and half of it will feel for years to come, un less his death proves a ‘ moral lesson to the surviving Sejani of Europe.’ It may at least serve as some consolation to na tions, that their oppressors are not hap py, and in some instances judge so justly of their own actions as to anticipate the sentence of mankind. Let us hear no more of this man ; and let Ireland remove the ashes of her Grattan from the sanctu ary of Westminster. “Shall the patriot ©f humanity repose by the Werter of po litics !!!” An arm chair is an ad m irabie pte-crc-t- ^ furniture ; it is of the last utility to a me ditative man. In the long winter even ings, it is sometimes delightful, and al ways prudent, to recline one’s self in it, far from noisy parties and entertainments. A good fire, some books and pens, are un failing resources against the power of ennui. How pleasant, too, to fdrget some times both book and pen, and, stirring the fire, to abandon one’s self to some agreeable meditation, or to string toge ther rhymes for the amusement of one’s friends! The hours then glide gently over you, and fall into eternity without your feeling their melancholy lapse. Scraps of History.—In the reign of Hen ry VIII. there did not grow in England any vegetable or eatable root, such as carrots, parsnips, cabbage,See. Turkeys, fowls, Sec. were introduced there about the year 1524. The current shrub was brought from the Island of Zante, A. D. 1553, to Flanders. Pocket watches were brought there from Germany, A. D.1577. About the year 1589, coaches were intro duced, A saw mill was erected near London in 1633, but afterwards demolish ed, that it might not deprive the laboring poor of employment! Tea was introduc ed into England in 1666, and soon became a fashionable drink, it sold then for 60s. per lb. It was boiled in a large iron pot until it was tender, and was then sauced with butter, and served up in a large deep dish ! On a late return from a journey into the eastern country, I was much amused with the lively chat of a civil, good-natur ed Irishman, who happened to be my fel low traveller in the mail stage. On our ar rival at Portland, in the evening, the dri ver informed us that we must be ready— that he should call for us precisely at 4 the next morning. In the morning, when I came down a little before the hour, I found my good natured companion all awake and ready to step into the stage. I seated myself with him, and enjoyed his merriment in the bar room until the clock told five. The landlord then came down, rubbing his eyes—-‘What,’ says he, ‘ not gone yet? has’nt the stage called for you?’ ‘Fath and indeed, sir,’ says my companion, ‘it has not—and I believe we’ll be here still.’ ‘ Then I suspect,’ says the landlord, ‘ that you are left behind, or that the driver has overslept himself; but I will send and see.’ Just at this moment up comes the stage, full speed to the door. ‘ Step in, step in gentlemen, exclaims the driver, I am more than an hour too late ; step in, I must meet the returning stage at Saco, if I kill my horses. Do be quick gentlemen.’ We stept in—the door was shut—‘smack went the whip—-round went the wheels’—and in a trice we arrived at the half-way house between Portland and Saco, when instantly upon the stage stop ping, one of the hind horses fell lifeless to the ground. We were out very quick, and went round to look at the fallen horse, when Paddy, putting his finger upon the distended eye-ball of the poor creature, and finding it motionless, lifted his hands and exclaimed—‘ Well I have no dooi this poor horse is been dead for mites back; but could not stof to lay down.’—Sal. Gaz. A countryman passing over the Pont Neuf at Paris,and seeif •, among a heap of shops full of merchandise, that of a banker in which there was nothing but a man sit ting at a table with pen and ink, had the curiosity to go in and inquire what it was he sold : “ Asses’ heads,” replied the banker: “They must he in great request, said the countryman, since you have only your own left.” A captain of a privateer, who had been in an engagement, wrote to his owners that he had received little damage, hav ing only one of his hands wounded in the nose. mam Eaton JV. Y. against the World, for'Co^y and Potatoes.—At the late Cattle-show and Fair in Madison county, N. Y. Ben jamin Bartlett of the town of Eaton, an experienced agriculturalist, produced sa tisfactory proof, that he raised 170 bush els of corn on one acre of land, and 305 bushels of potatoes on ope half acre of land—for which he received the pre miums; It is mentioned in the Franklin Gazette, that Dr. Mitchell, of New York, has de voted the DIAMOND RING, which he received from the “tyrant” ALEXAN DER, to the cause of Grecian Freedom. THE GLUTTON. At a supper once a greedy elf Ate half a sturgeon by himself; And after cramming to the chin, His paunch distended, burst his skin. He sweated, vomited, and bled, The doctor gravely shook his head ; His thoughts the patient quickly found, And thus addressed his friends around ; “Since I must die, why cease your chatter* Snivelling cannot mend the matter; But pray indulge my latest wish, And give me t'other half the f sh. i Si, -s-Lfe■swS -* T--this store Goods can be purchased this season, 20 per cent, cheaper than ever. It is a positive fact, that there has been received in New York this fall, nearly four times the amount of goods that have been imported any season previously, and that no other seaport can with it in any re spect compare ; most of these goods are thrown into auction rooms, and are sold j at such prices as the public please to give; that the wholesale merchants in all the southern cities, are in the habit of buying their goods in New York: it therefore must be obvious to every one, that the country merchant, who buys his goods ; there, must obtain them lower than he ■ who buys them second-handed. We there fore hazard nothing in saying, that altho’ ! we will not suffer our prices to be in any respect regulated by others, yet most of our goods shall be sold as low as they can be purchased in any town south of I New York. And furthermore, we request all per | sons who purchase goods from us which : shall prove different from our representa | tion, to return them. j We are now receiving and will have ’ opened by the 25th inst. the following ! goods : Blue, DiacK, Drown, cmiD, ana mixea Broad Cloths, Blue, black, and mixed Gassimeres, Cassinetts, at various prices, those of stout quality at 40 cents, Negro cloths of all kind's, and very cheap. Linseys, 15 pieces Flannels, of every colour and quality from 20 to 75 cts. per yard. McGregor, Stewart and other Scotch Plaids, from 50 to 75 cts. per yd. Caroline Plaids, all colours, Bombazetts from 20 cts. upwards, English and French Levantines,) Lutestrings, Sinchews, Satins, 8c Silks, Black and Plaid Sarsnet, J Canton Crapes, Plaid Lusters, silk velvets, Figured silk, and silk velvet vestings, Ribbands of the most splendid style, Silk gimp, all colours, silk buttons and frogs, Black and white Thulle Lace, Black and white French crape, Merino and Cashmere Shawls, 8-4 and 9-4, at 6, 9, 11, and 12 dollars, 4-4ths do. all colours, Rich rose-bordered Cassimere Shawls, at 3 dollars, Flag and bandanna handkerchiefs, Men and women’s black and white silk hose, Men’s lambs’ wool hose, 8c \ hose of all colours, Men and women’s worsted hose, some as low as 20 cents, Men’s buck-skin gloves—-ladies’ black and coloured Woodstock g-loves, Ladies’ white kid do. black and white silk gloves, some at 25 cents, / Calicoes, Sec. Do. real old style, super French do. Caroline plaid prints, Furniture calicoes, Superb damask table cloths, 8-4ths damask diaper, Irish and German do. Irish linens, Cambrick, book and mull-mull muslins, Mull and jackonet cravats, Dark English ginghams, 8, 9, 10 and 11, quarter rose blankets, | Point and Duffle do. Lambs’ wool shirts, thread lace, Silk umbrellas Ball and scarf twist, spool cotton, Black plumes or feathers, and A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF DOMESTIC GOODS, at very reduced prices, among which are Imitation Caroline plaids, Indigo blue do. Shirtings, cotton warp, knit hose, 8cc. 8tc. A general assortment of CUTLERY $ HARDWARE, amongst which are, Pierson’s patent cut nails, wrought do. Skates, sleigh bells, See. Sec. And a supply of very neat JEWELRY § FANCY GOODS, Viz: Gold, Silver repeating, English double cased, Stopped and second do. Guilt and Crisocal Warranted gold seals and keys, Do. gold ear Sc finger rings, and broaches, Neck laces and ornaments, silver thimbles Plated table and tea spoons, Silver and plated pencil cases with knives, Clasps for cloaks, spy glasses, Gig whips, best sewing needles, Tortoise and imitation shell combs, GROCERIES. i j> Watches, J is piprs oranay, 5 bbls. Amer. Gin, 2 nnas. moiasses, 2 do. N. O. suear. Holland gin, Jamaica spirits, St.Croix do. Madeira wine, Peppermint cordial, Imperial and Y. Hyson teas, 7 Bags Havana and St. Domingo coffee, at 25 and 28 cents, 12 Boxes mould and dipped,} n 4 do Spermaceti * $ candles, 10 oox.fiesiQ soap, i\o.iboston cnocoiaum Goshen cheese, 12f cents, Rice, Fish of all kinds, Albany green peas, Spanish s'egars, Rappee snuff', plug and ladies’ twist and smoking tobacco, Brooms, See. See. D. A. WEED Sc Co. October 22, 1823. ri^HE subscriber respectfully informs I the inhabitants of this village, that he has rented that old established store, last occupied by the late Mr. Peter Con lan, where he offers for sale, at prices that cannot fail to give, satisfaction, Cassinetts, Cassimeres, White, red, and yellow Flannel, Irish Linen, longfLawn, domestic|Plaid, Check, Shirting, Sheeting, and Ticks, a rich as sortment of plain and figured Book Mus lin, Cambrick and Jaconet ditto, splendid figured Nankin Crapes; Merino, Cash mere, cloth and cotton Shawls ; black silk, flag, bandanna, and Spitalfield Handker chiefs ; plain and fancy Cravats, Cravat Stiffeners ; black, slate, and mixed worst ed and lambs’ wool Hosiery, silk and cot ton ditto ; an excellent assortment ladies’ and men’s beaver, kid, and Woodstock Gloves ; black and colored ItalianCrapes ; black Canton ditto; white Pattinett; fashionable winter and summer Vestings ; plain and figured Bombazett; Thread Laces ; furniture and dress Calico ; color ed Cambrick; figured Rattinet for chil dren’s winter dresses ; Leghorn Bonnets, a beautiful assortment children’s Gymp ditto ; Ribbons, a great variety; Bomba zines ; side and high-top Tortoise-Shell Combs, imitation ditto; Pins, Needles, Sewing Silks, Threads, Cotton Balls, Seersucker, Imitation Handkerchiefs, e qual to linen ; Towelling, such as Russia and domestic Diaper and Crash ; Ma dras and Cotton Flag Handkerchiefs; Gingham, striped Silk, black and white Sattin ; . Knives and Forks, Candlesticks, Snuffers, Shovel and Tongs, Knitting Pins, Spoons, Tacks, Razors, Pen Kni' es, Gimblets, Butts, Hammers, See.; a good assortment of Crockery and Glass Ware, Baltimore made Shoes, an assortment; Cheshire Cheese, of superior quality; Mackerel, Shad ; Loaf, Lump, and Brown Sugar; Young Hyson and Imperial Tea; Coffee, Chocolate, Raisins, Pepper, All spice, Ginger, Nutmegs, Cloves, Raisins, Cinnamon, fine Salt, Allum, Copperas, Madder, Indigo, Fig Blue, Rum, Spirits, Brandy, Wines, Whiskey, Molasses, Chew ing Tobacco, Scotch Snuff, 8 by 10 Glass, &c. &c. The subscriber will add, in conclusion, that he has made such arrangements as will enable him, at all times, to keep a superior assortment of every kind goods required, and those of the bes^ quality, and at such prices as will bear a comparison with those of any other store keeper in the place. S. K. WHITE. Harpers-Ferry, Oct. 22, 1823. >3) particularly invite the attention of the public to our SHOES, of which we have received 2 cases and 12 trunks, containing upwards of 600 pair, all of the most fashionable style, and as they were made by shoemakers in the city for their particular customers, (and are such as they warrant,) we can with con fidence recommend them. Amongst them are— Men’s calf Boots, calf, kip, and neat’s leather Shoes 8c Pumps, of all fashions, Ladies’ Morocco, kid, satteen, and calf skin Boots and Walking Shoes, with and without buckles, do. Velvetteen Pumps, black, Vhite, and assorted colors, Misses and children’s Boots and. Shoes, of all descriptions and prices, Men’s Over Shoes, and Ladies’ Patent Merino Mockasons or‘ Life Preservers.’ CLOTHINfO. Scotch Plaid Cloaks and Great Coats, Cloth Great Coats, of various qualities. Pea Coats, Coatees, Round Jacketts, Baize ditto, Cassinett and other Pantaloons, Silk,Valencia, Cassimere and Swansdowti Vests, Flannel, Cotton, and Linen Shirts, Flannel Drawers, &c. We also have still left a few superior ‘ WATER PROOF IMTS. All of which articles will be sold at most moderate prices. D. A. WEED Sc Co. * Oct. 22, 1823. FOR SALE, A STOUT, hearty NEGRO GIRL, with her child ; the girl is 18 years old, and the child one year old. They will be sold low for cash, or good paper. The girl is sold for no fault. Inquire of the Printer, or of JESSE RANDAL. Oct. 22, 1822. BACON, FOR sale, by D. A. WEED & Co, Oct. 22, 1823.