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«// is fj,c 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 more m agical than the blush of the morning.” We have seen the following (says a correspon dent of the National Intelligencer) in the Irish pa per “Nabauglish.” It is recalled to mind by the very eloquent eulogy of Mr. Clay on the same great friend to liberty and liberal policy, who is supposed to make the Address immediately previous to his death, viz : Bonaparte : Oh ! bury me deep in the boundless sea— Let my heart have a limitless grave ; For my spirit in life was as fierce and free As the course of the tempest’s wave.— And as far from the reach of mortal control Were the depths of my fathomless mind, That the ebbs and flows of my single soul Were tides' to the rest of mankind. Then my briny pall shall engirdle the world, As in life did the voice of my fame, And each mutinous billow that’s skyward curl’d Shall to fancy re-echo my name. That name shall be storied in record sublime To the uttermost corners of earth— Oh, renowned, till the wreck of expiring time Be the glorified Land of my birth! Yes ! bury my heart in the boundless sea— It would burst from a narrower tomb, Should less than an Ocean my sepulchre be, Or if wrapped in less horrible gloom. THE TEAR OF GRATITUDE. There is a tear from Beauty’s eye That makes us feel supremely blest.; Offspring of love and sympathy, It melts the cold and flinty breast; There is a tear soft Pity gives; lake dew-drop on the withering leaf; Our heart the pearly gift receives,— It sheds a balm upon our grief. But there’s a tear that’s far more bright, Though flowing,from a bosom rude, Yielding ineffable delight,— The sparkling tear of Gratitude ! [Literary Gazette. GENERAL LA FAYETTE. (from ladt Morgan’s France.) In the midst of a fertile and luxuriant wilderness, rising above prolific orchards and antiquated woods, appeared the five towers of La-Grange, tinged with the golden rays of the setting sun. We found Gen. La Fayette surround ed by his patriarchal family;—his excel lent son and daughter-in-law, his two daughters (the sharers of his dungeon in Oiuiutz) and their husband ; eleven grand children, and a venerable grand-uncle, the exgrand prior of Malta, with hair as white as snow, and his cross and his'or der worn as proudly as when he had is sued forth at the head of his pious troops, against the Christian enemy. Such was he group that received us in the hall of La Grange; such was the close-knit cir cle that made our breakfast and our din ner party; accompanied us in our de lightful rambles through the grounds and woods of La Grange, and constantly pre sented the most perfect unity of family interest, habits, taste, and affections. We naturally expect to find strong tra ces of time in the form of those, with whose Dame and deeds we have been long acquainted; of those who had ob tained the suffrages of the world, almost before we had entered it. But, on the person of La Fayette, time has left no impression; not a wrinkle furrows the ample brow; and his unbent, and noble ngure, is still as upright, hold, and vi gorous, as the mind that informs it.-—> Grace, strength, and dignity still distin guished the fine person of this extraordi nary man; who, though more than forty years before the world, engaged in scenes of strange and eventful conflict, does not yet appear to have reached his climacter ic. Bustling and active on his farm, graceful and elegant in his saloon, it is difficult to trace, in one of the most suc cessful agriculturists, and one of the most perfect fine gentlemen that France has produced, a warrior and a legislator.— The patriot, however, is always discerni ble. In the full possession of every faculty and talent he ever possessed, the memory of M. La Fayette has all the tenacity .of unworn youthful recollection; and, be-, sides these, high views of all that is most elevated in the mind’s conception. His conversation is brilliantly enriched with anecdotes of all that is celebrated, in character and event, for the last fifty years. He still talks with unwearied de light of his short visit to England, to his friend Mr. Fox, and dwelt on the witchery of the late Dutches of Devonshire, with almost boyish enthusiasm. He speaks and writes English with the same ele gance he does his native tongue. He has made himself master of all that is best worth knowing, in English litera ture and philosophy. I observed that his library contained many of our most emi nent authors upon all subjects. His ele gant, and well chosen, collection of books, occupies the highest apartments in one of the towers of the chateau ; and, like the study of Montaigne, hangs over the farm-yard of the philosophical agricul turists. “It frequently happens,” said M. La Fayette, as we were looking out of the window at some flocks, which were moving beneath, “ it frequently happens that my Merinos, and my hay carts, dis pute my attention with your Hume, or our own Voltaire.” He spoke with great pleasure on the visit paid him at La Grange some years ago, by Mr. Fox and General Fitzpatrick. He took me out, the morning after my arrival, to show me a tower, richly cover ed with ivy:—“It was Fox,” he said, “who planted that ivy 1 I have taught my grand-children to venerate it.” In accompanying this “ last of the Ro mans” through his extensive farms, visiting his sheep-folds, his cow-stalls, his dairies, (of all of which he was justly proud, and occasionally asking me, whe ther it was not something in the English style,) I was struck with his gracious manner to the peasantry, and to the work men engaged in the various rustic offi ces of his domains. He almost always addressed them with “ my friend,”—“ my good friend,”—“my dear boy;” while “ my good mother,” and, “ my dear girl,” were invited to display the delicacies of the cream-pans and cheese-presses, or to parade their turkeys and'ducklings for our observation and amusement. And this condescending kindness seems re paid by boundless affection, and respect amounting to veneration. What was once the ■verger [orchard] of the chateau, where anciently the feudal seigneur re gailed himself in the evening, with the officers of his household, and played chess with his chaplain, is now extend ed behind the castle, into a noble park, cut out of the luxuriant woods; the trees being so cleared away, and disposed of, as to sprinkle its green and velvet lawn with innumerable clumps of lofty oaks,and fantastic elms. “This is rather English too,” said General La Fayette; “but it owes the greater part of its beauty to the taste of our celebrated landscape-painter, Robert, who assisted me in laying out the grounds, and disposing of my wood scenerv.” It was whilst walking by a bright moonlight, in these lovely grounds, that I have listened to their illustrious master, conversing upon almost every subject worthy to engage the rpind of a great and good man; sometimes in French, some times in English ; always with eloquence, fluency, and spirit. The regret we felt in leaving La Grange, was proportioned to the expectations, with which we arrived before it’s gates,and to the pleasure we enjoyed under its roof. It is a memorable event in the life of or dinary beings,to.be permitted a proximate view of a great and good man 1 It is re freshment to the feelings, which the world may have harrowed ! It chases from the memory the traces of all the littlenesses, the low, mean, and sordid passions, by which the multitudes of society are actu ated ; the successes of plodding medio crity; the triumphs of timeserving obse quiousness ; and the selfish views of pow er and ambition, for the destruction of the many, and the debasement of all !— To have lived under the roof of La Fay ette; to have conversed with him, and listened to him, was opening a splendid page in the history of man. It was pe rused with edification and delight, and its impression can only fade with memo ry and life. KR. CLAY’S OPINION OF BONAPARTE. Mr. Clay, in his speech on the Tariff, referred to Bonaparte, and called him “The master spirit of the age—that extraordi nary man, who has thrown the Alexanders and the Cresars infinitely farther behind him than they stood in advance of the most eminent of their pre decessors—that singular man, who, whether he was seated on his imperial throne, deciding the fate of nations, and allotting kingdoms to the members of his family, with the same composure, if not with the same affection, as that with which a Virginia father divides his plantations among his children, or on the miserable rock of St. Helena, to which he was condemned by the cruelty and the injustice of his unworthy victors, is equally an object of the most intense admiration. He appears to have com prehended, with the rapidity of intuition, the true interests of a state, and to have been able, by the turn of a single expression, to develope the secret springs of the policy of cabinets.” FANTASTIC POLYGAMY. Mr. Bowditch informs us, that the King of the Ashantees is allowed by law 3,333 wives, this being the mystical number on which the prosperity of the nation de pends. Lord Ross having proposed a small prize as a reward to any one who should find a rhyme on the word ‘ porringer,’re ceived the following epigram: The Duke of Yrork a daughter had, He g-ave the Prince of Orange her ; And now, my Lord I claim the prize, For mak'vng rhyme to porringer. DUELLING INTELLIGENCE. Private advices from Charleston, to the 27th ult. apprize us, that two very young gentlemen of that city, performed a duet to on the barrel organ, in the neighbor hood of Augusta, a short time previous to the above date,in which both were wound ed. Mr. Gilfert, the manager, (so report says,) played second to one of the per formers. It was also reported, that a musical en tertainment, similar to the above, was to have been offered to the public on the 26th ult. by Gen. G—c—k and Col. Camming, in the same neighborhood. Fame, who is a consummate story teller, had even de cided the fate of the Colonel, and sent him to the dominions of Pluto, before the time appointed for the meeting. Furthermore, we learn that Gov. W— a few days previous to the date of our in telligence, started from Charleston for Cheraw, to test the efficacy of hair trig gers, but on his arrival at Georgetown, was taken ill and compelled to return. [Norfolk Herald. Some time ago the house of a captain of a vessel, who resides in the Bowery, was robbed, and a note left on the man tlepiece, running thus: “The Devil’s complimeuts to the cap tain; and he has only taken at this time a jug of brandy, a pair of candlesticks, &c., but at his next visit he will take the captain himself.” It seems from the complaint of a lady yesterday to the Police, that the house has again been robbed. The De vil alluded to, had called, according to promise, but as the captain was at sea, he consoled himself by carrying away a trunk, containing about seventy dollars in money, several valuable dresses, silver spoons, See. The officers of Police have gone in search of his Satannic Majesty, and we think that as they are a match for him, he will soon change his quarters to a more cool situation on the borders of the North River. We expect that he will return all the articles excepting the jug of brandy. [W. Y. fia/i. MAGNANIMOUS BANDIT. The leader of a gang of banditti in Corsica, who had long been famous for his exploits, was at length taken, and com mitted to the care of a soldier, from whom he contrived to escape. The soldier was condemned to death. At the place of execution, a man coming up to the com manding officer, said, “ Sir, I am a stran ger to you, but you shall soon know who I am. I have heard that one of your soldiers is to die for having suffered a prisoner to escape. He was not at all to blame; besides, the prisoner shall be restored to you. Behold him here ! I am the man. I cannot bear that an innocent man should be punished for me, and I have come to die myself; lead me to exe cution.” “ No 1” exclaimed the French officer, who felt the sublimity of the ac tion as he ought; “thou shalt not die; and the soldier shall be set at liberty.— Endeavour to reap the fruits of thy gene rosity. Thou deservest to be hehcefortli an honest man.” Crambe, in the memoirs of Martinis Scribierus, said he was every day under the dominion of a certain word; such for instance, as the word led, which not only governed him, but all the world besides. For, said he, noblemen and drunkirds are pimp-led-, physicians and pulses are fee-led, patients and oranges are fiii-led, a new married man and an ass are brid led, an old married man and a pacldorse are sad-led. Cats and dice are mt-led, swine and nobility are sty-led, a cojuette and a tinder-box are spark-led, a lover and a blunderer are grov-led. Wheat, Rye, Com, and Oats, And all other Country Produce, WTILL be taken in paymentfor debts f f due to this office, or wlich may hereafter become due. The higiest price in cash will be given for clean Linen and Cotton Rags. Lime for Sale, THE subscriber has a la$e quantity of first-rate LIME, (f/esh burnt,) at the Old Furnace, which he will sell low. MATHIAS SLYH, sr. Aprii 7, 1824. STOKE COM FUR SALE. THE subscriber has alarge quantity of Stone Coal, at tlie Old Furnace, which he will sell on reasonable terms. March 31. JAM ES L A NG. SCHOOL BOOKS. H/JTURRAY’S GRAIMAR, price 75 1 v I cents; also, unabridged edition, for the use of schools,at 20 cents, Walker’s Dictionary, at gl, English Reader, Introduction do. For sale at this office. Flowers of Ancient History, COMPREHENDING, on a new plan, the most remarkable and interesting events, as well as characters, of antiqui \ ty—for sale at this office. 'GOOD aiACOE^. rg^HE subscriber has just receive-.100 J|_ his store, Market square, a quantity of excellent BACON, consisting of Hams, Shoulders, and Middlings. Also, a good assortment of SHOES, together with a supply on hand of Groceries, Queen’s, Glass Ware, Dry Goods, §c. $c. In a few days will be opened, as above, a fresh assortment of Goods of every de scription, which the subscriber is deter mined to sell at very reduced prices. S. K. WHITE. Harpers-Ferry, April 21, 1824. ilMBEEW TAILOR, HAS removed his shop to the house adjoining Mr. Carey Thompson’s liquor store, where he is prepared to exe-^ cute such orders in his line as he may be favored with, on a short notice, with neat ness and durability, and on very reasona ble terms. He will also take 5 or 6 gen teel Boarders, on accommodating terms. April 14, 1824. Baltimore, March 26, 1824. $0* Still a Chance for Wealth trails Cend ant ly great ! ! ! EVERY PRIZE FLOATING THE NEXT DRAWING I EIGHTEENTH Report of the Draw ing of the Grand State Lottery. No. 13,676 a prize of §1000 4,685 a prize of 50 And 198 prizes of 12 each. When it is recollected that out of the stupendous amount of §187,826, contain ed in this splendid scheme, only §2526 escaped, it may be considered as an in significant one indeed. The peculiar at tractions of this magnificent lottery would seem to increase geometrically as the drawings progress. Only two more drawing's now remain to complete the distribution of the follow ing brilliant prizes, all of which are now floating, and of course liable to be drawn at any time, viz : 1 prize of §100,000 1 do. 20,000 2 do. 10,000 1 do. 5,000 r do. 1,000 Besides a multitude of 100s, 50s, and 12s. Amounting, in the aggregate, to the, overwhelming sum of §185,000 ! Besides the unparalleled inducements which this magnificent lottery presents to adventu rers, the fact that the payment of all it» prizes is guaranteed by the state o'f Ma ryland is a circumstance which entitles it to superior consideration. I oi tii kets and shares, of which a few remain still unsold, warranted undrganw apply or send forthwith to ' FORTUNE’S HOME, No: 32, Market-street, near the'Market. TAKE NOTICE ! That the next drawing will take place on Thursday the 13th of May, and the re maining one, it is expected, will be in a few days after. ICF3 Orders for tickets or shares from all parts of the United States will receive at Oonine’s the same prompt and faithful attention as if personal applications were made. Address W. C. CONINE, Baltimore. Information of the fate of tickets fur nished at the close of the drawing, or whenever requested. April 7, 1824. NEW ESTABLISHMENT, (In Shepherds-town, Ya.) THE undersigned has now on hand, at his store near Messrs. 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