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r 1 L " " 1 A German Tale , from the french of Florian , * ... , Th? German language is too difficult; few Frenchmen leant it ; and it is a mif fortune, by which we lofe much pleafure, and the Germans much glory. Werethe originals of their good authors, acceffible to us, we Ihould be enchanted by their charaCtsriitic fimplicity andfweetnefs.— They underftand nature, particularly ru ral nature, better than we do ; they love it more ; and they paint with truer co lours. Even the ordinary tranflarions of Gcfner, tranfeend all our paftorals ; one can nevpr quit the death of Able, the I dyfs, or Daphnis, without feeling new tendernefs, patience, delicacy, and vir Every where in them, do we difeo ver a pure and praticable morality ; eve* ry where, that virtue, which is happinefs. If I were the curate of a village, his works Ihould be my homilies : my chapel then would not be a dormitory, my peàfants would all be honeft, and their girlß chafte. —In the mean time, however, I myfelf make tales; and here is one, the fubjert of wltich, I draw from a little Swifs of 13, who for a long time, was the cow-boy of Gefner. In a village of the Margraviat of Ba rith, in Franconia, dwelt a labourer, named Peter. His farm was the fineft in the country, and his leaft valuable proper ty. Three daughters and three fons, the pledges of his wife Therefa, were mar ried. and careiTed their children under his roof. Heat eighty and his wife at feventy-eight, were ferved, beloved, and refperted by this numerous family, whofe Angle occupation was, to comfort and at tend on their venerable parents. And hav jng been fober and laborious in youth, their grey hairs were vigorous; ftill cher ifliing their primitive contentment & love, happy and proud of their family, they thanked God, andbleffed their children, Or. an evening, whofe day had been de dicated to the harveft, Peter, Therefa, and their family, were repofing on fheaves by the door. They admired the appear ance of thofc fine fummer nights, w hich are loft to the inhabitants of the city— Behold, faid the fage, how yon firmament isfprinkled with ftars, fome of which, dc taching themfelvcs, leave after them a train of fire. The moon, from behind thofe popular«, fcatters a pale and tremb ling light, covering all objerts with ur.i >«'■*'■ The ai : ui cutVit-s met, *Jr.t free feems to refpe£1 the Humber of the birds they fhelter ; the linnets are refting under the hood of their wings ; and the ring-rlove and his mate repofe o ver their young, who have no plumage but their mother's. This profound filente is interrupted, only by a querulous and diflant note, which ftrikes at equal inter vals on our ear ; it is- the owl, image of the wicked ; he watches, when others fleep, he complains unceafingly, & dreads the eye of day. Oh my children, be e ver good, and you will be ever happy.— Since threefcore years, your parents have enjoyed undifturbed felicity; may the purchr.fe of it be to you, lefs dear, than it has been to us. At thefe words, the eyes of the old man were bathed in tears. Louifa, one of his little grand children, yet not feven, ran to embrace him. My grandpappa, you give us fo much pleafure, when on thefe evenings, you relate fome pretty ftory, how much fhall we receive, if you w ill tefi us your own ! It is not late, the evening in beautiful, and no one wants to ileep. The whole family of Peter, made fimilar inteveeffions ; they ranged them felves around him, and were defined to be blent, by the little Louifa, who had dropped at ins feet. Each mother took her infant onher knee, that its cries might not difturb, and ailliftened in breathlels attention, while the good old man, with one hand carefling Louifa, and the other joined with Therefa's, commenced his hi A cry _ * It is a long time, indeed, fince I have felt the gaiety of eighteen, when but fix teen fnmmers had flolen by Therefa.— She was the only daughter of Aimar, a farmer, the moft opulent in the country ; and I war the poorrft peafant of the yil Inge, unconfcious of my poverty, until I loved. 1 made every effort to crufh a pafilcn, which boded fo little good. My humble fortune, I knew muit eternally oppofe the paffion of Therefa, and the language of my duty was diflinrt, to re nounce her or my poverty. But for riches x mult have deferred the place of her a bode, and this was an exertion beyond me ; I preferred offering myfelf as a 1er ' vant to feet father. _ ' He received me. \ou may judge with what fpîrit I laboured. I became Mifcellaneous. tue. u:* foon the friend of Aimarf ftill fooner was I the friend of his daughter. You my children who have all married for love, know full well when we once have given our heart how eafily we are delighted, with what conflancy we feek, how rcadi Iy we find each other. Therefa's love wasaspaflionateasmyown. Of nothing but Therefa coùld I think ; I lived only ; n ^ er prefence ; every day I beheld her, and n0 i onger dreamt, that this happinefs might terminate. " ' ' Too foon, was I undeceived. A pea fànt of the neighbouring village, befought Therefa of her Father: and when his crops had been examined by Aimar his title was acknowledged, and the marriage decreed. In vain did we weep ; our tears melted no one's heart. Even her melan c holy, Therefa was conftrained to hide from the reproof of her Father. At laft came the fatal day ; hope was in both ex tinél. Therefa, was to wed with one whom Ihe abhorred. She would die un der it, and /could not furvive, we took t g e remaining alternative, we eloped, and heaven punifhed ys for it. ' We leftthc village at midnight ; The refa mounted on a little horfe, the gift of an uncle, which I thought under her con troul, as it belonged not to her father. A fmall package of our clothes was in a bag ; and thus, with a very little food, and Hill lefs money, the fruit of her economy, was her foie burden. For myfelf, I car ried nothing ; fo true it is, that young people contrive virtues at will ; I stole a daughter from her father, and would have blushed to have taken one farthing beside. • 'We travelled the night through, and at day-break, made the frontier of Bohe* mia, et were paft purfuit. In a valley, by the fide of one of thofe little rivulets, fo endeared to lovers, we flopped. Therefa alighted from her horfe, and made, on the turf with me, a frugal and delicious re paft ; it was here, we firft occupied our Lives with our deftiny. ' After much diicourfing : and having retold our money, twenty times, and ef timated our horfe at the highell, we ftill found, that our flock in trade, was not worth twenty ducats. One can't live long upon-twenty ducats ; fo we decided, to gain fome large city, where we could be the better fereened from detection, and get married immediately. This refoluti on led us to Egva. 'The church firft received us on our arrival; we were joined by a prieft, and never was money expended with more goodwill, thatj the moiety of our flock, which we gave him for the office. It feemed, that we refted from out - lAiwjurs andour fears; and fo we did r or eight days. At the expiration of tms period, the little horle was fold ; at the end of a month we were deftitute. What could we do ? What fhould become of us ! My fkill was in ruftic labour, and the inhabi tants of great cities look with much con tempt, on the art which nourilhes them, Therefa had little more genius than my felf. She fuffered and trembled for the future, while we aggravated a hundred times the feverity of our pains, by a mu tual concealment. At length, as'a final refourcc, I enlifted into aregiment.of ca valry, then garrifoned at Egra, and gave my bounty to Therefa, which fhe receiv ed in tears. My pay fupported me, and the little produirions of Therefa, for fhe bad the inflrurtions of want, kept in mo tion our little houfchold. An infant came, to flraiten the connexion ; it was you, my dear Gertrude, we pronounced you the future treafure of our age; and though, with each new filial blcfling, the prophecy has been repeated, we have known no difappointment. A nurie was procured for thofe offices, which your mother could not perform—and, while fhe, defolated by privation, paffed her davs over your cradle, by my pomptnefs in duty, I was endeavouring to fecure the efteem and friendfhip of my commanders. ' Frederick, my captain, was but tu en ty years old—and from all our officers, he diftinguifhed himfclf by his gentlenefs and elegance. He had taken me into fa vour—I told him my ftory—he faw The refa, and our condition interefted him. Repeatedly did he promife to make ad vances to Aimar, and as my dépendance on him was abfolute, I had fecured his word, for the reftoration of my liberty, when my father-in-law fhould be appeaf ed. Once already, had he written to village, and was yet without anfwer. ' Time rolled by, but my young cap tain relaxed not. Therefa became hour ly more fad—and when I prayed for the explanation of her forrow, fhe fpoke to me of her father, and diverted the iub jert. Far was I from difeovering the caufe of it, in my patron, ' This young man with all the ardout of his years, had feen Therefa, as I faw her, his virtue was weaker than his puffi. on. He knew our misfortunes, he under ftoodourneceffities, andhe dared to name our to my wife, the price of his protection. RoufeÜ by the infult, file told him all her indignation, yet, dreading the impetuous iealoufy of mytemper, concealed it from me —fhe fecretly refilled Frederick, at the very moment, that I was boafting to ' her of his generality. ' A« I approached my houfe one day, after leaving the picket, you may judge of my furprife, at the fight of Aimar. Have I found you, ravifher ? he exclaimed.— Give me back my daughter? jreftore me the happinefs you Hole to reward my friendfhip ?—I knelt to him—I endured the firftburft of his anger—Ifoftnedhim with my tears, till he confented to hear me. It was then I undertook no juftifica-s tion. The evil is done, faid I—Therefa is mine—Ihe is my wife. My life is in your hands—punifh me, yet lpare your child! Dilhonour not her hufband—kill her not with grief. Forget me, I pray you, and think of her alone ! Inftcad of leading him to Therefa, I then condurt ed him to you, my daughter, come, add cd I, here is another fubjecl for your cle meney and pity. You were in your era* die, Gertrude—you fiept —and innocente and health were in the lilies and rofes of your face. Aimar contemplates you, and his eyes are aftoniftied. I take you to my arms—I prefent you to him—here again is your daughter! My motions a woke you, and as though heaven had in fpired your temper, you complained not, but fniiled—you ftretched your little arms to the venerable Aimar, and carefied with your fingers, his hoary locks, while you gave to him your cheek. The old man covered you with kifles, and ftrain ed me to his bofom—then ftill keeping his burden, and extending to me his hand, come, my fon, faid he, let us find my daughter.—You may think, my children, with what jqy, I led him to our habitation, 'On the way, I thought that Therefa might fuffer from his appearance. In the intention of preparing her, Iran before Aimar; I afeended, I open the door, and difeover Federickon hisknees tomy wife who was employing all her ftrength to ef cape from his tranfports. My eyes fcarce Iy beheld the fpedlacle, ere tny fword was in his bofom. He fell, bathed in his blood; his cries affembled the guard,while my fword ftill fmoaked from its duty ; and the unhappy Aimar arrived but to fee me loaded with irons. I embraced him ; 1 commended to him my child, and life lefs wife. 1 embraced you too, Gertrude, and followed my comrades to a dungeon, ' Two days and three nights here buri ed, you may conceive my fituation. I hcir'lcif vrs'Av'nvg'irom wrinout ; I knew not the fate of Therefa ; and I faw no thingbut my perverfe gaoler, whofe un varied anfwer to my inquiries, was the afiurance of a fpeedv condemnation.— On the third day my doors were opened ; I was ordered oui ; a detachment was prefent to furround me, and under their gnard I was comforted to the placed ' arms. I faw from afar my regiment col lerted, with the terrific engine of my punifhment. The idea, that I had now reached the crifis of my woes, brought back my loft ftrength. With a convulfive motion I doubled my ftep. My tongue, in fpite of me, pronounced the name of Ihe refa. I fought her every where, and complained of her ablence. At laft I ar rived. They read my fentence, and de livered me to him who fhould execute it. I was waiting the mortal flroke, when it was arrefled by the moft piercing cries. A fpeftre, half naked, pale, and bloody, ftriving to penetrate the armed troops that furrounded me, then ftruck my eye. It was Frederick. My friends, he ex claimed, I am the wretch; it is I who merit death. I would have feduced his wife, arid he has punifhed me for it. He was juft, and you are fiends if you at tempt his life.—The commander of the regiment ran to him; he attempted to calm him ; he (hewed him the law which condemned me for railing a hand againft my officer. I was then no longer his offi cer > cried Federick. I had rendered to him his liberty ; behold his difeharge ex ecuted on the preceding night ; he is not amenable even to your juflice_My rights were defended by Frederick and humanity ; I was reeondurted to prifon ; he addrefled the minifler ; accufed him felf ; befought my pardon, and obtain ed it. ' Aimar, Therefa, and myfelf, dropt at the feet of our liberator. He confirm ed the gift of my liberty and would have joined to it benefartions, which we did not accept. To this village we returned; the death of Aimar has left me matter of his wealth ; andit is amongyou, my chil dren, that we will enjoy it, and erminate our davs in ueare ' ''ÄÄ«, h,d clofcl, dr»» around him his family. They ftill liftened, while he no longer fpoke, and their cheeks were courfed by tears, felves, faid the good old man. Comfort your Heaven, m your love, has recomperned me for every pain. He then embraced them, twice killed Louifa, and they retired to reft. fffnt. n" P a P er - William Oowlt, who lately died at was a raan of uncommon üze ana »rength. He was nearly 7 feet high, and weighed 300 weight. r l he following mftances wifi prove his great degree of ftrength:— Le was onboard a privateer, * a ':^ rar > which got among the breaker» V ape ^f eton » when it became ncccfk fary immediately to call anchor ; buit there being none upon deck, as many hands - * ai " hold one which was in the hold as E.ouid S ct at but could not ftart it ; Dow it puihedthem afide, leized it him. fell, brought it upon deck, carried it lor ward, and held it upon the timber heads while a cable was bent to it, when he threw it over, and faved the veffel and *' ves °* t " e cr ' w > they were then up on the point of daihing upon the rocks; the anchor weighed 700 weight. At a nother time, eight or ten hands wer- fet.„ toBeckets' ûup-yardfrom thewell-kuöwn privateer Ihip Grand Turk, to bring up a fore-yard for the fiiip : Bowit was a niongft them, but naturally dilatory, he did not at firft take hold ; the others fhoulr dered it, but began to ftagger under it, « complained that there were not enough to carry it; Dowft, laughing at them, told them he could carry it alone; which they threw it down, and he took it U P> and carried it to the fiiip, without af fiftance. At another time when he at tended the fi(h flakes at Windmill Point, he was direfiled by his employer to go for a Jack-afs which was in an adjoining field ; when Dowfl got him to the parti tion fence, being in rather a lazy mood, to fave him felf the trouble of letting down the bars, he took the beaft and lifted him over, & then got upon his back and rode him to the place where he was to be employed. 1 ' Du once railed from the ground the chorof the prizefiiip Rochampton, which weighed 1700, and which four men had immediately before endeavored in vain to lift, upon a bet. Being at Bilboa, laft war > a privateer, an Englifh veffel came in, which had in its crew a profeffed bully, who was challenging every one to combat, and hearing of Dowft, fent particular challenge to him: they met, and the Englifhman, who was fupenor to our Samplon in the art of boxing, knock ed him down three ,,r nps •- L the h'* time twilled his finger# into his hair, to gouge him, when Dowfl gave him a blow upon his arm which broke it, and with a nother blow he broke in three of thebul ri b*> w bo it was faid died of his wounds, previous to death, he had been afflicted with the dropfy, but appeared to have confiderably recovered; and the laft day of his life he walked abroad the greater part of the day, according to his ufual habit; but the next morning his wife found him dead in the bed t One of the Dover liages, on its way to London, was flopped by a fingle high wayman, but being informed by the coachman, there were no infide paffen gets and only one in the bafleet, and he a failor, the robber inftantly proceeded to exercife his funrtions upon the honeft tar. When waking him out of his fleep, Jack demanded to know what he wanted? To which the fon of plunder replied—■" Your m °ney,"—" Tou sha'nt have itf "No, replied the robber, thitt I'd blow your brains out." "A —st your eyes, blow away," fays Jack, " I may as ivelloe without brains as without money— Ortve on coachey SAMPSON the SECOND. jr iV Dowft, with his amazing ftrength, was remarkably good-natured, • and tender in his feelings, and rather of an indolent habit : but when he was rout ed to anger or exertion, his efforts were irrefiflible. He enjoyed through life, a large (hare of health. For three months ANECDOTE. I For Sale, C5" A PLANTATION, containing rot acres ; about fifty of which are cleared, the remainder wood land ; fituate on Letheratn'a run, within one mile of Fofter'o mill, a»d one and an half from Chriftiana Budge. 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