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r'TI-;I MMPI-fl
Rv, . ; -;t ;
I'm standing by the window sill,'p' r ' i f" ''
i Whero' wo havo 'Btood of yore; , :1,
4 The button-wood is way tig siill' j
;' " hi branches near the door. ( ' i"-v,'
1 And near mo creeps the wild rose-vine,
E On which our wreaths were hung;
" Still round the porch Its tendrils twino r-
As when wo both were young. 1 "
.; , '. .. .1)
The little path thai used to lead ; ,
, Down by he river shore, !' . . ?
, Is overgrown with brier and weed" ' ., ,
cl r .Not level as bufore. . . : ; ,
Bui thoro's bo change upon tbo hilk r .
i ., ., From vhenco our voices rung;; ;
i .The violets deck its summits still,
As when we both were young.
And yonder is the bid oak irsc, .
' Btneaih hose spreading shade,
' Vheh our young hearts were light and free
' In Innocence we played.
And over there the meadow gate, ' .
On which our playmates swung,
Still standing its rustic shade,
As when we both were young. .
I see the little moss-grown spot,
Beneath the yew-tree's shade,
Where early friends percheiico forgot
lnearth'8 embrace are laid.
. The early friends of hope and trust,
Round whom our being clung,
All slumber "in the dust,"
Since you and I wm young.
For the Telegraph.
u , , jj. , , -
Phrenology will add to your stock or self-
lu;'owledge. Upon the splendid temple of
Dolt'hos were written in Glaring capitals of
gold, the bold and emphatic words, ' KNOW j hr it, and he wouldn't if it had blown his
THYSELF." It appears that the ancients ! " l-nfalher in" j?eh.rlng St,roj,s' !Dd
I , , P his wig to the moon. Karl was in lovel
had d correct idea of .the importance of stlf. Many an nonesl mnn ha8 there beror(?f
knowledge, -that knowledge which teaches but 1 dare say no one ever felt what ii was
us what we are, what we know, and what we 10 love the black-eyed Fraulein Rosina Bick
an capable of perlbrming. Every reflecting . jjauchlg, whose father was President of the
. . . . . . 1ff,, f Municipal Board. . Karl was poor, while
rn,nd will a, once perceive tha elf-Tfnowl. Fraucn Rogina rode caPrriagew and
edge is the best and most useful kind of at- J eafsauer-kraut with a silver-fork, and vine
lainabloknowleilge. This species ofnowl-"gar"mado from; ihe cbrtest kind of crab-ap-edge
call do no harm. It is the duiyt the pje; Poor and ih lovel . In sooth, my good
. imnrrniiv. rl.nv nf Arv In.liviHun! to loam
. j
all he can of himself, of the relation he sus
tiling to his fellow citizens, to his country,
and to his Maker. . Man is the proper study
for man. We are men. We all claim to
be men, -rational and ' intelligent beings,
capable of reflection, capable of investiga
ting causes and effects. Then let our first
studv be ourselves. Lei us enter into ihe
inmost recesses of our own hearts, examine
with exact mtnutenes and great care the
hidden spi ings of action, and ihe propelling
motions of the mind. After having careful-
ly, faithfully, and diligently submftied to a
8tri. t 6elf-examinaiion, we will entertain far
different views of ourselves, and of mankind
., . , ... , ,, , ,
-generally. We will be more enlightened
and better qualified to instiuct and enlighten
i. .
others. . . -
Destitute of self knowledge, how vain,
ridiculous, and contemptible do men appear
in civilized society.- Uow often do they en
gage In enterprises for which they are whol
ly unqualified. How often do thty vainly
. undertake that which it is utterly impossible,
in the course of human events, for them 10
perfotm. Hence, they repeatedly suffer
"M great pecuniary losses, and are often com-
s, ' polled to beat the contempt and reproach of
' their scoffing neighbors.
;-V. , The Eabth'b Dicbnai. Revolution.
For the first time, we yesterday had an op
portunity ol witnessing the testing of the
.new method of proving the diurnal revolu
tion of the earth. The experiment can bo
tried at a triflinrr outlav. aftd U ceriainl v one
r, " ' . ,. . ,
r Interest. A gentleman In this city has
ouspendod an ordinary 'clock weight by
means of a small wire reaching from the
garret ceiling to the entrance of the passage
on the first floor. It Is thirty feet in length,
and makes aboui twenty-one vibrations per
minute. - With a view that it might move
with as little friction as possible, and turn
freely in a horizontal direction, a steel ring
with an indentated inner surface was provi
. ded, on which plays a hardened steel point
To this the wire of the pendulum was fast
ened. Directly under the weight, and on
the floor, is placed a circle, drawn on paper,
"l:.,Jnl lnfi rlnrrraaa. mtnnlaa itnit KAnnnda. i
AIL . I . . I m .invtnrl 1 m . .Ir.tnkl linA
I f He fieMUlllU1 ,lklOU Itl RDHHIglll IV,
marently hui, in the course of two hours,
there was very pereentible departure from
: t, for the reason that the earth was turning
, round. Wathingtod Republic JXnjr 14.
A Vekt Pawticvu Man. Not long
ego, on the coast of Africa, a Captain, was
' going to throw one of the crew, that was Ay
1 ing, overboard, before he was dead. 60 the
" man says Myou aln'l agoing to bury me alive,
areyouft "Oh,"saya ihe captain, "you
. . needn't be to darned particular in a few
minutet," ' ' " " ' '
An Rnclish ioufhal savs that hundreds
'; of lives might have escaped the effect! of
poison by this simple receipt: a large wa
nnnnfull of made mustard mixed in a tum
bler of warm water, and swallowed as soon
nunnsislble.'-Iiacii as an inrlant emetic,
''".nAtAi.niio KnwPifnl 10 remove all that is
BU1I'UIU.-..J r - if
' Jodged in the stomach. - -
From the KnickerbockerV' 1,1
The student, Karl Kohlnichter,' sat in his
study,' sei aiely puffiing hjs meerschaum,
and looked troubled, f dare say that in the
walls of Gotiingen 1 there was not a more
perplexed, bedevilled student than Karl that
night. , On tt)e morrow r the medal for the
best metaphyseal disquisition . was to b?
owa'rded, and all the lurchers and fair dam
sels of Gottingen would be there jo sec. - It
was whispered that from tdl the men of the
University Karl Kohlnicter was likely to
bear off the palm. ; His yet unfinished thesis
lay on the table, but it waf not ibis which so
saddened the. thoughts and lengthened the
face of the student; indeed it had been en
tirely out of his mind for full two hours,
a.nd he still with half closed tiyes looked
into the coals, heaving many a sigh as he
blew clouds of smoke into the air. He
seemed uneasy ' on , his chair, frequently
changing his feel on the fender, but other
wise he gave no token that either of his five
senses wero awake. (lad he been leu dor
mant he would have known that it was a
; terrible night. The spirits of the storm and
j the wind were roaring and frolicking like
' mad, out doors. The little demons who
; ride on the pinions of the blast were shriek
j ing and danciiig about the turrets aud stue
; pies, rattling down bricks and tiles through
', the gusty streets and on to the clattering
1 pavements, and raising such a deuce of a
row with roofs and windows, and rusty
! creaking wenther-cocks, as made iho good
fat burghers of Gottingen shake in their beds
J like jelly, and caused the curl-papers of all
the sly maidens in the vicinity to come to a
i general falling out with the jetty ringlets In
sheer fright. The wind raced up and down
the desolate streets, whisked round the cor
ners, tumbled in heavy rolls or gusts over
the buildings, shook the spires and jingled
the bells in the old cathedral, came moan-
i ing down the chimney like the bellowings
oi nau-a-aozen duns oi uasnaii tn tncrus,
land so Bhrilly whistled through his key-hole,
Lnd rauled hi8 door ,olha, egree;lh Kar,
I Kohlnichter must have heard it if he hadn't
been as abstracted as an owl. But he didn't
V" wu "to .c,,ouK" w "J
body's visage, to induce many night-lasiing
reveries by the fire. 'If,' thought Karl, 'she
only knew it, or indeed knew me. it might
mend the matter somewhat, but that's the
thing of it. Karl Kohlnichter might as
well be in Heaven for all she knows or cares
about him.' Musinc on which, he relapsed
Into vei doeneru oom. and looked more
-v .
searchingly into the now fadi
embers. The bells in the
f0,1 chjmeJd tn qter after
down hi. .nd kickin. hia
the fire, 'the devil tak hi' exclaimed Karl
'My deer sir, I will! replied . a voice be-
Looking around, there sat the Old Dragon
hims?'f' Perchedupon hta tail, which coiling
spirally from his body, stuck firmly its
uked ' inl ,Ma lha fl' UDon whi 'u he
i r ; - - . :
now sat teetering and swaying, as much ai
his ease as if in everlasting fires.
Do you smoke, Mynheer?' said Karl re
spectfully, tendering him a pipe.
Yah, Ilerr, drawled out the Enemy; !
smoke men!' -
'Oh!' ejaculated Karl, apologetically.
I'll tell you what,' began the Tempter,
settling down on his spiral tail till h nearly
touched the floor, and then springing up on
the quivering coil, till his horns touched the
ceiling, -Ilerr Karl, you are as poor as a
church-mouse. .
'I wish I could deny li,' replied Karl. ,
You are In love.'
Karl sighed. - '' ;
You expect to win the golden model on
the morrow, with that unfinished thesis on
the table.' -.
Karl hoped so. .
dlu you wont do it; hand it hero my
: chicken
t i 1 1
I ' M ul ?rPen ,00K na D.u,wln8 ...
rrtt r rt i in
I names on it Irom bis nostrils, . it crumbled
I n,0 ggncg
What the devil! began Karl in an-
No profanity, if you please.' Interrupted
the Adversary. 'JVou we are ready to pro
ceed to business.' v
Karl was about to intimate that he con-
sidered the business pretty well done for him; fight position, these disorders, if not too
already., When His Blackness cut him 'deeply impressed upon the constitution, soon
short by abiupily bringing his hoofs to the j vanish. Sensitive persons are always more
floor, tucking his tail under his right arm, ' refreshed by sleep when their heads point
and bidding Karl follow him. Now Karl , due North. Architects, in planning houses,
had read of young men going to the Devil I should bear this principle In mind, .
rainer prematurely, ana ne loouea upon ine
course ao opprobrious; but having never met
ilH 0 18
reading with a case like the present,
he thought, as the Devil had come to him,
he might Innocently tnjoy his society for an
hour or two, so ihey two went into lite street
together. It was a wild night in Gottingen,
and Karl thought so hen he saw the bricks
and tiles rattling about him, felt the rude
buffetings in his lace, and heard the spirit of
the wind mustering his squadrons for a new
and terrific charge upon the turrets of the
old cathedral; but he only wrapped his
gown closer about him, and plodded on after
the Embodiment of Darkness. After thread
ing innumerable streets, and dodging innu
merable brick-bats, they, came to a stop.
Beautiful night for a promenade, Isn't it?'
aid His Majesty, showing his ivories; 'airy,
very, but we have finished our promenade.'
Karl looked up, and the stately mansion
of Mynheer Blckbauchig, President of the
Municipal Board stood before him. Aa he
gazedin wonder, Karl suddenly fell himself
lilted into the air, whisked through the Key
nple, borne'nlolig (lurk passages, .tilj' they
stood side by side in an elegant chamber,
and so bushed and silent was it that not a
pulse of the great' tumult thai was shaking
Guttinpen, and mayhap blowingjKarl's great
grandfather out of his grave toward Bhering
Straits,, was heard or felt. , A spit mellow
light, like twilight, was diffused through ;he
room, making everything visible, only ob
jects seemed subdued and shaded Into soft
ness to him, As we see them in dreams.
Upon a bed, whiter than the snows of Par
nassus, lay sleeping a lovely girl. hr, bund
resting on a smalt rounded arm,. hr dark
tresses loosely flowing, and her closed eye.
lids hiding and bushing the; sparkle of, her
lauehina eyes; and Karl started, for before
him he t saw the lovely form pf,Frauljn
Rosinel . . . . ,. ; .,' j , s J
' 'Yfkll shnll eon ' Mid ihn Dnvil. flnnriahino
his tail by way of gesture, whai you shall
?ee.' " . , ," . .
. Hereupon Karl looked, and in the mellow
light perceived what he had not noticed be
fore.. An innumerable host of spirits filled
ihe room, diminutive angels, as it might be
ihe fairies of heaven, and continually they
reemed descending and ascending, running
up and down on slender threads of light,
and Karl knew they were Dreams. , Some
j.sai upon the bed, or danced minuets upon
the squares oi the coverlet, some upon in
pillow?; some, perched upon her ruby lips,
were busy sketching beautiful pictures upon
her pearly teeth; some hovered lovingly
over head attentive, and yet others whis
pered in her ear. Karl was permitted to
hear what these wer saying, and also the
messages iho others were continually bring
ing from iho Land of Dreams: how they
filled her mind with images, of purity aud
love, how they counselled her to be good,
and kind to the poor, and above all to love
devotedly, if e.ver she saw him, one Karl
Kohlnichter. Karl believed in the 'Divinity
of Dreams.
It is said that Karl sat veiy late at his ta
ble thai nifchi writing his theme, and thai a
person, whom I don'i like to mention, stood,
looked over his shoulder, and with the pmnt
of his tail dipped in the ink, (lotted the n s.
made the periods, dashes and exclanmiiun
points, and that the1 subject of the essay
was the .'Divinity of Dreams.' However
this may be, it is certain that when the broad
sun looked into his window nexi morning,
so calm after ihe storm. Karl foond surfh un
essay upon his tab e; and moreover the print
of the tail, as if a sharp hatchet had been i
struck imo the floor, is visible to. this day
But Karl nuieily pm the essay In his pocket,
and kept his own secrei. . " K
- Merrily did the old-cnihedml bells ring In
Wend his way to ihe great hall where the
"" wii.js. u .ig.i. fiu-.i
8uccesful thesis was tol o announced and read.
All the beauty, the lace, the jewels and
burghers of Gottingen were there, and Karl's
t a j p i l r
heart fluttered furiously when, conspicuous
among the fairest and wealthiesi, he saw ihe
black-eyed fraulein Kosina and the wonhy
President, How ihe medal was awarded to
Iari,nuu llltj nimutliui cooor , icuu u
: '"e r'"1 01 VV7 . uy Tw'u w.
1 nnn ainnn im nninrn uini niiiiiiiiiii. fit iwi nv
" ....... s
Mynheer Bickbaucliifl 'came down' hand-
Ih.l m.yim. Kim wiih a liifh, hfiAi.ljlirl Hupll!..
nz, dimming ! i ""p 6c"lli; wwu urives, aroors, xc. wr me recreauon anu j escane ,he just resentment of London in the
wind-siormed V I "hnown, cauf ',??"' "u1ann , 01 mur citizens inrougn nil succea- ,jme 0f the Great Rebellion. After bis cap-
midnieht. Ul l j I , re"uei "ow "e ,olu " 18 '" Sjngme. onouia a portion ne neeueu ior,lure he was imprisoned here. Cromwell
. m cherished love, end the nueer story of ihe , cemetery Or other utilitarian nurnos s. ii'.u . ni..nkiu mnrriJ nJ unmhor Hio
0iinnoTn. I Dreams, how he loved hint dev.udly msi may be setoff when wanted; and uliimaiely ldlir!l his residence in this nalace. Wil-
h 1 1 vnuia utiu iuiu uvi 1 niiu hut? riv uiu g lalirUnU Will
somely on the occasion, 1 wmld ttll, if it ipense. If somtihing of this sort is ever to
were not already on the lips of all ihe siory. j be done, it cannoi be done 100 soon; for the
tellers In Gottingen. I forests are anrually disappearing and the
"' ' ' price of wood near our cities and business
nr. I . .l i. i. . p . J ' ..I I meant lo have remarked ere this, the
U,W0J ",uuf"" " ,u,,,,y l,rovr"
off one cloihes and gel into bed, on
return or each succtdinc night, uut
the habitude of a lifetime scat eel y allows us
to think much of the odd figure we cui on
such occasions, much It as do we think thai
aught else than a good bed, good health, and ,
a clear conscience ere requisite to a refresh- j
ing sleep. The following which we clip
from an exchange unaccredited, would in
dicate thar 'here is ncme fcience in going to
bed as well es In some other matters.
The Earth is a magnet, with mognetic
cuirems consian-ly play ng aroui rl it. The
human body is uUo a magnet and ivhu the
body is p'aced in cer ain rt'ations to the
earth these currents harmonize when in
any other position ihey conflict. When
one position is lo be maintained for some
lime, a position should be chosen in which
the magnetic currents of ihe eBrih and the
body will not conftict. This position, as in
dicated by theory, and known by experi
ment, is to S with your head towards the
North pole. Persons who sleep with ihuir
heads in an opposite direction, or lying
cross-wise, are liable to fall into vario is ner
vous disorders. Wneh ihey go back to the
In families, where ihe young men are
sent forth at an early age to fight their way
with the world, the daughters are often
brought up as though their only object in life
was to catch a husband. A little musio, a
little French, and a little embroidery, makes
the sum ; total 1 of their accomplishment.
What object is there but an irrational, social
prejudice, to their occupying themselves In
some employment like the male members of
the laraily. : r. v
"Well my lad, that is small corn you are
hoeing.' , -' '--'
"Yes," said the boy, while he continued
his labor "we planted small corn.''
"But It looks rather yellow." ' . '
SYes sir, we planted the yellow kind,"
returned the boy. ' : - -
"But I do not believe you will have more
ihanhalf a crop." .,
"No sir, we planted on the shares," hal
loed ' tho youngster, ta the traveller rede
away - ' -
" ' ' ' '", :'" h m
caitanr, ,,,
- ! m..:'i J ;''
of the N. Y. Trihune.
)0i Uxt 6, 1851. (
yettif England," acd
i geheralitjes with
norance has; Tosl
y. t Liverpool Im
- but 1 scarcely saw
ciaed exceedingly
nd bopehss. ''Ex
.' i very prevalent.
Editorial Correp
' I HITS seen !
dtf not nnSg (
regard to it in .,
something of i :
pressed me unf.
it.. The wor!.;:
ill dressed, st"H 1
lortinn and In
I, tnilSl look OV :
1 o"ulnif J have
WeuCame un to London bv the 'Treni
Valley Railroad.', . thmugh Crewe, Rugby,
I am worth. &c., ayoWiiig all the great towns
and traversing arrjj told) one of th finest
Agricultural districts of England.' "The dis
tance is two hundred miles. . The Railroads
we traversed, in no, ,'iilace rts a road nr
street on its own level, hut are invariably
carried under or" over ihem, no matier at
what cost; the face of ihe country Is generally
level; hills were visible at inirvf Is, but
nothing fajrly entitled to the designation of
mountain. I was assured that very I Hire oi
ihe land I saw could he bought fur 8300,
While much of H is held at 9600 or more
per acre, , Ofcoursia it is good land, well
cultivated, and very productive. Vegeta
tion was probably more advanced here than
in Westchester Co. N. Y., or Morris Co. N.
J., ihough not" In every respect. I estima.
led thai two-ihlHs of the land I saw was in
Grass, one-sixth in W heat, and ihn residue
devoted in Gardens, Trees, Oats or Barley,
&c. ",Th re wore few or no forests, proper
y so called, but many copses, fringes and
clumps of wood and shrubbery.which agree
uhly diversify the prospeei as we are whirl
ed rapidly 'along.;. Still, n.arly all the
wooded grou njls I sa w looked meager and
scanty, as though lesa luxuriantly here than
with us. or ( mure tirnbnblv thp best arp cui
oul and sod 8 fns, al in(.y -rrjV . al malur.
iiy. r riuiidrt- at homel ;1 charge you to
spare, preserve and chejiebsome portion of
your primitive Joresis; for When rhesa art' I
cut uway I eppr hend . theyj will not easily
be replaced. . A second growth of trees is
better than none, but it cansoi rival the un-
. ! e i i . ' i ' . e
c6nscioun magnificence andmaielv crace of'.ITnul Wol
j ,he Red Man's lost hunting jiroutids, at leasi :
for many generations. . traversing this
comparatively treeless region carried rrty ;
though w back w ih - glorious magnificence !
and bt Buivofihe still -unscathed forests of i
Western Nev York, Ohio, and a good parr
0f Michlgan, which i had long ago rejoiced .
i hi, ijui w'ii(-) ner'a- Mnorv pnzeu to nign-i
I ... I I. I m . j" . J i. . .1. ' . I
ly. borne poroonsol incse'iasi lolling mon
uments of other days ought to be rescued by
public fort cast Irom the nkneer's. iht wood-
man's merciles axe. and pres-rved for ihe
I . . . .
'admiration and enjoyment of future ages.
.Rochestfr, Buflulo, Erie, Cleveland, Tole-
,du, Detroit, &c, should each purchase for!mn0n hew nfipr her marrinwe with Philin
preservation a tract of one to five hundred
III; no 01 Hie UeKI lOreSI I8DU Bllll access UIO
1 8a' . u n !nl 01 ine,r resPw:'!ve ,
niii.mn 1 ann rw a ! n 1 1 nt.n ij m 11 inm uia va
" b' wu.vi. . nHmo, ,
affor I th poor the means of;
joini ihiiher and rciurnina at a small ex
scarcitv f Froii ihmm.hnni .hi. reolnn. I
hink there ; re lewer fruit trees in sight on '
, the two hundred miles of ruilwav between
Liverpool and London, than on the Tony
miles of Harlem Railroad directly north of
White Plains. I presumerom various in
dications that llift Annie nrul Pearh An not
thrive here; and , judge ihat ihe English
moke Its account of Fruit than we do.
triough we use it 10 spamngly and mful'y.
If their climate is unfavorable to ha abun
dant and perfect production, ihey have more
excuse than we for their neelect of one of
ihe choicest of Heaven' bounties.
The approach to London from ihe West
by ihe Trrnt Valley Railroad is unlike any. j
ining use in rny experience. Usually, your
proximity to a great city is indicated by a
succession of villages and hamlets which
may be designated as more or less shabby
miniatures of iho metropolis ihev surround.
The City may be radiant wiih pjlaces, but
its satellites are sure to be made up in good
pun of rookeries and hovels. Bui we were
still pissing through a highly cultivated and
noi over-peopled rural district, when lo!
tliery "'yamcd pn our si; hi an array of
stalely, graceful mansions, the seeming a
bodes of Art, Taste and Abundance; we
doubled ihat this could be London: but in
ihe course of a few moments some two or
three miles of ii rose upon ihe vision, and
we could doubt no longer. Soon our road,
which had avoided ihe cosily contact as
long ai possible took a shear to the right,
and charged boldly upon this grand array of
masonry, and in an instant were passing
under some blocks of stately edifices and
between others like them. , Some mile or
two of this brought us to tho 'Eusion-square
Station,' where our Railroad terminaies,and
we were In London.' Of course, this is not
'ihe City,' specialty so called, or ancient
London, but a modern and well-built addi
tion, distinguished as Camden-town. We
were about three miles from the Bank, Post
Office, Si. Paul's Church, &c, situated in
the heart of the city proper, though nearly
ihe East end of It. .
1 shall not attempt to speak directly of
London. The subject is 100 vast, and my
knowledge of It too raw and scanty. ; I
choose rather to give some account of an
excursion I have made to the royal palace
of Hampton Court, situated fifteen miles
West of the City, where the Thames, which
runs through the grounds adjacent, has
shrunk to the size of the Mohawk at Schen
ectady, and I think even less. A very small
steamboat sometimes runs tip as high as this
point, but not regularly, and for all p a.cii
eai 'purposes the navigation ' terminates ut
Richmond, four or five miles below. ' , ,
' : Leaving ihe citj by Temp ? Bar, you
pass through the Strand, Charing Cross, the
Hay-market, Pall Mall and part of Regent
street, into Piccadilly,' where you lake an
omnibus at 'the White Horse Cellar,' (I give
these names because they will be familiar I
many if hot most American readers,) and
proceed down Piccadillyrpassing St. James's
Park on the left, Hyde Park and Kensing
ton Gardens on the right, and so by Kensing
ton Road lo a fine suspension bridge over
the Thames; you cross, and have passed
westerly out of London.1 You iravWse sou e
two miles or vtfj' rich ' gardens; meadows,
Sec. 'nrt'l - thence 'through ' the ';village .cf
Barnes, composed mainly of some two or
three hundred of the oldest, shabbiest turn
ble-down apologies for human ' habitations
that I ever saw so close together.' Thence
you proceed through a rich, thoroughly cul
rivaled garden district, containing several
fine eouniry seats, to Richmond, a smart.
showy village ten miles above London, and a
popular Mori for holiday pleasure-seekers
irorn in great city, whether by steamboat,
railway, omnibus or private conveyance.
Her" is a fleoi of rowbonts kepi for hire,
arhilR 'the Star and Gnrini" inn has a wide
reputation for djnners, and ih scenn from
it second-story bow window is pronounced
one of the finest in the'kingdom. It certain
ly does not c impare wih that 'rom ihe Cat
skill Mountain House nnd many others in
our State, but is a good thing in another way
a lovwiy Mending or wood, water and sky,
with gardens edifices and other pleasing
evidences oilman's handiwork. Pope's res
idence at Twickenham, and , VValpole's
Strawberry Hill are near Richmond.
Proceeding, we drove through a portion of
Bushy rark, the royal residence ot the .ate
Queen Dowager Adelaide, widow of Wil
I am IV., who here managed, having house
and grounds. &c. thrown in, to support ex
istence on an allowance of $500,000 a year.
The Park is a noble one, about half covered
with ancient, stately trees, among which
large herds of tame, portly deer are seen
quietly feeding. A mile or two further
brought us to ihe grounds and palace of
Hampton Court, the end and aim of our
Till nnlaro urn a Kitili Ku iKa rninmiu f!nr-
avaricious and corrupt favorite of Henry
VIII. Wolsey commenced it in 1815.
De.ng' larger and We splendid than any
roval place ihen in being, its erjciion was
King to envy and jealously of his Premier
whereupon Wolsey tave H ouirighi to
" .. .j - . . r'
mu monarch, who gave
gave him the manor oi
Richmond in reauiial. Wolsev's disgrace.
downhill and . death soon followed; but I
leave their portrayal 10 Hume and Shak
spere. This palace became a favorite res-
Ijdence of Henry VIII. Edward VI was
Iborn here- Queen Marv snent her honev-
I born here; Queen Mary spent her honey
k. p. . . i (.1- m.
Lf gpajn. nuten Elizabeth held many great
rucnuo .. l.no. .mu I uod inH Uiuon
Anne his wife died here; Charles I. retired
1 t 1 ni .1 . r. i
r.ere nrst irom me nace, ana aiterwara
iam fn Queen Ann, George I, and George
11. occasionally resided here; but it had not
been a regal residmce since the death of ihe
latter. But the grounds are still admirably
kern: the shrubbery, park, fish-pond, &c.
are quite attractive, while a famous g
vine, 83 years old, bears some l.IUU
wr annum of the choicest 'Black
burghs,' which are reserved for ihe Royal
toblo, and (being under glass) are said lo
keep tresh and sweet on the vine un reoru
ary. A nne avenue oi trees leaas uownio
the Thain s, and the grounds are gay with
the flowers of the season. The Park is very
large, and the location one of the healthiest
j aii
in the kingdom.
Hampton Court Palace, though surround
ed by guards and other appurtenances of
Royalty, is only in habited by decayed ser
vants of the Court, impoverished and broken
down Bcions of the Aristocracy, &c. to
whom the Royal generosity proffers a sub
sistence within its walls. I suppose about
iwo-ihirds of it are thus occupied, hile ihe
residue Is thrown open ni certain hours
the public! I spent two hours in wander-
ing through this portion, consisting of thirty-
four rooms, mainly . attractive by reason of
the Pai mines and other Works of Art display
ed on their walks. " As a whole, the collec
tion is by no means good, the best having
been gradually abstracted to adorn those
Palaces which Royalty still condescends to
inhabit, while worse and worst ore removed
from those deposited here; yet Ii was in
teresting to me 10 gaze at undoubted origi
nals by Raphael Titian, Poussin, Rem
brandt, Teniers, Albert Durer, Leonardo da
Vinci, Tinioretio, Kneller. Lely, &c.,' iho'
not their master-pieces. : The whole num
ber of pictures, &c, here exhibited is some
thing over One' Thousand, probably five
sixths Portraits. Some of these have a
strong Historical interest apart from their
nrtisiic merit. Loyala, Queen Elizabeth,
Anne Boleyn, Admiral, Benbow, William
III.; Mary, Queen of Scois, Mary de Medi
cis, Louis XIV., area few among scores
of this character. The Canoons of Raphael J
and some beautifully, richly stained glass
windows are also to be seen. Thebed rooms
of William III., Queen Anne, and I think
mhnr sovereigns, reiain ihe beds as they
were left but little other fun iiure re
mains, the mirrors excepted. 1 ihink A
mericans who have a day 10 spare in Lon
don may spend it agreeably in visl.ing this
Palace, especially as ' British Roys' resi
dences and galleries are reputed not' very
accessible-to common "people. Al this one,
every reasonable facility is afforded, and no
gratuities are solicited or expected by those
in attendance. 1 should prefer a day for
such a jaunt on which there are fewer
squalls of hail, snow and rain than we en
counteredwhich in May can hardly bo
deemed unreasonable but if no better can
be found, take such as may come and make
the best of it- ' This Palace is a good deal
larger on iho ground than our Capitol- lar
ger than the Astor House, but, being less
lofty, contains (I should judge) fewer rooms
than that capacious structure. It is built
mainly of brick, and ifii h:is great Archi
tectural merits I failed to discern them. .
H. a.
, While -we were busied polling the 'Friend'
to press, our attention .was attracted to the
lumbering fool falls of two pair of substan
tial brogans on ihe stairway loadina to our
priming office, and presently iho crowns of
. T I l, : f . .
two Aougn anu uaauy nais wiucn rose above
a pair of heads which were followed by
shoulders and so on, until two athletic spe
cimens of the 'rural population' of Georuia
stood revealed before us. - . , ,
Advancing a few steps from ihe siuirway,
the two came lo a hall and gazed round the
apartment, occasionally casting furii ve glanc
es about them as if apprehensive of being
caught up and done for by the printing press
es thai we in operation in their immediate
vicinity. One of ihe party had bis atten
tion particularly attracted by ilies tlf-inking
machine, ih 0 erati jn of which he seemed
peculiarly anxious to understand, while the
other was makiug spasmodic efforts to smoke
a horrid bad cigar.
i Presently the man with the cigar- broke
silence. . -,
'Do you prim horses here?' said' ho; hold
ing his cigar between his finger and thumb
In an aititudj rather too striking to bo gr; ce
ful. - .
Apprehending thai we did not rightly un
derstand the question, wo asked
'Whai's ihcm, Bill?' inquired iho speaker
of his friend.
'Dad fetch it, il I know,' said Bill, 'with
out ther notes o' hand.' .
The two conversed together in a low voice
a moment, during which time ihe first speak
er made several ineffectual am mpts to get
a whiff from his cig-ir. Presently, turning
round and elevating his voice, ho said:
'Look-a-here, .stranger, can you print a
horse or can you not?'
He paused for a reply while we endea
vored to frame an answer.
'Because,' resumed the speaker, 'I warn
a first rate pictur of my,, horse Red Eagle,
and if your the man what can do it, say the
worac ,
We can do almost any kind of priming!
uere. sir. nave you ine manuscript tvun
you?' .
xhe what uscript?' exclaimed the owner
ot the ited Eagle.
'Havo you a cony of what vou want print
ed?' .
Cus ihe copy,' said he; don't want a co
py. 1 want my horse primed josi dry so.
Oh,' said we, you only want a picture
of vour horse?'
Thai's the idea, stranger, exactly, said
As we now comprehended his wants, and
were disposed to humor ihe joke, we in
structed one of ihe boys to lake an impres
sion oi a large cut oi a horse. The coun
tenances of our customers brightened up at
once; while ihey watched tne operation with
intense interest.
On ihe impression of the cut being pla
ced before ihem, they toih exclaimed:
'Hey, the deucel that aim like old Eagle.
What's ihe matter wilh it?' said we. Is
not a good likeness?'
inq, sir, not oy a dine'd sight.' said t
with the bad cii;ar.
'My horse is a bright sorrel horso, wiih a
star in his face and one white foot. This
ere horse's tail is jest like mine, only
ed ink would remedy iho defect in the
color. But the white foot and the star in the
face were difficulties not so easily to be got
At that moment one .if our printers, who
! had b' en quietly enjo ing the joke, came to i
our aid. By the use of colored ink and by
laying a pice of paper, cut to resemble the 1
tar in toe face, on the cut, and another 1
piece on the fetlock, we soon produced Red
Eagle as natural as life. ' ,
The party were in ecstacics.
'Ain't that old Eagle, Bill as natural as
pig tracks!'
gar(Jing he piciuruh arna2errieni depicted
Well, drat my skin1' said the other, re-
fn every fet
Wh ,ai(j
!amj snuMjr
feature 'did you ever see the like!
said ti6, holding It off at arms' length
ilillinr ..ma tT'rl Lnnm iknl m
, ,f , ' . .
in creation.
'Certain you would; I'll bet the old mare
herself would known it when she seed it.
Talk about your doggerytypesl Why that
chap over thar couldn't make such a pictur
as that to save his tarnal gizzard. Uow
much is to pay, stranger?'
Nothing!' replied we. We don't c harge
for printing horses.'
Nothing!' exclaimed both, in the same
voice. 'Dogeerytipes over thar wanted to
charge three dollars, and then couldn't do
it. Deuse take your doggerytipes for me!'
After pressing .us to be compensated,
which we resolutely declined, the delighted
couple left the office, dechiring thai ihey
wouldn't give one printer for all the dog
gerytipe men in the world.
. ',Can you tell me where Mr. Smith lives,
Mister?" "Smith Smiih what Smith?
There are a good many of thai name in
these pans; my name is Smith." Why I
don't know his other name; but he's n sour,
cross, and crabbed sort of a fellow, und
ihey call him Crab Smith." "Oh, I suppose
I'm ihe man."
There Is a drum now in ihe possession of
the Massachusetts Volunteers, which bears
ihe following Inscription on its body: "This
drum was beat at the battle of Bunker Hill
by Thomas Scon, 1775." It was taken from
a Brinish drummer by a soldier of the Con
tinenials, at the memorable battle above
Greeley says that the sun in England
looks more like a boiled turnip, than like
our American sun.
The Cincinnati Chronicle, : in a notide of
ihe distinguished persons iu that city re
cently, furnishes the following concerning'
Gencrpl Wijjfield ScottJ ' "
WinfTeld Scott was born, on the I3th of
June, 1786, and will, iheroforc, be sixty-five-
f . ..
in June next. .
Admitted to the bar in 1806. and a few
monihs in the Petersburg (Virginia) Circuit.
Appointed Ca'piain of Light . Artillery ,in'
May,. 1808.
.t Appointed Lieutenant Colonel oi ihe td
Artillery In July r IBlUjf , vA
Fought the battle of Qucenstown and was
token prisoner, 1 5th of October, 1812.
......:.. .1 t n I :.. ki I.
1814. .V , ..... ,; ; , .,
Fought the buttle of Chippewa, July 5th,
1814. -
Commanded iho main body of Brown's
Army in the battle of Niagara, (Lundy's
LaneWulv 2Sili. 1RU.
uiuvuuuu iiiiijur vrenerai, juiv, 1014.
Maintains peace in iho Patriot Troubles
in iho affair of the Caroline, in 1837.
Aids in the Pacification of the Maino
boundary, in 1829.
Captures Vera Cruz, 23d of March, 1846.
ri. ..i ii..: i i ,oi.
Wins the battle of Cerro Gcrdo, April
18th, 1847.
Wins the battle of Contreras, I8J1 of Au
gust, 1847. . .
Wins the buttle of Churubusco, 20th of
August, 1847.
Stormed Chepultcpcc, on ihe I3ih of Sep
tember, 1847.
Entered ihu Ciiy of Mexico on iho morn
ing of the 14ih September, 1847.
Thus has Winfield Scott been "forty-two
years in tho service of his country, having
mado soma of the most brilliant campaigns
on recoid, and "never failed" in any under
taking. Ancient Teetotallers. Cyrus,of Persia
when a young prince, visited his undo Cy
axares, and to show that there was no merit
in being a good cup-bearer, took the cup
from Sacas, who attended in that capacity.
Asiyages, history informs . us, admitted
his skill, but laughingly observed, "The
young waiter has forgotten one thing.''
"What have 1 forgotten?" asked Cyrus.
"To taste the wine, before you handed
it to me and your mother." ' .
"1 did not forget that, but I did not choose
to swallow poison."
'Poison!" exclaimed the king.
"Yes, there must bo poison in the cup, for
they who drink ofcit sometimes grow giddjc
and sick, and fall down."
"Then, you never drink in your country?"
"Yes, but we only drink 10 satisfy thirsir
and then a little water suffices."
This occurred nearly two thousand four
hundred years ago, yet it is as true as if it
were an event of yesterday that intoxicat
ing drink is poison.
A list oi high crimes and misdemeanors
tried in the olden limes of Massachusetts)'
affords some curious specimens of the penal
code of our forefathers. We notice among
others, the following curious sentences, oc
curring in the years set before lha cases:
1 647. 1 he court orders, that if any young
man attempts to address a young woman
without the consent of her parents, or in
case of their absence, he shall be fined 4
ior the hrst oilence, 10 for the second, and
oe punished by imprisonment for the third.
if this law should be enforced at the pre-
serjpday our young men would bo beggars
d our jails would overflow.
1649. Matthew Stanley was tried for
drawing on ihe affections of John Tarbox's
daughter, without consent of her parents.
convicted and fined 15 fees 2s. 6d.
Three married women fined five shillings-
1 each for scolding.
mJ: ZTtJ, T7 T '
we? fnZ T f T nC1umedy .
,,J?W 'n l fi'3' of these cases, ifihe
1658. Jonas Fairbanks was tried for
" '""u,; 7 , u T
"w hloldJ,h! seme,1Ge 10 hay6bJn
unjuai, uui 11 uiu urau was uisnonorcu, men
of course, the drawer should be held liable.
With respect 10 the fine of the married
ladies we know of no tax which would more
speedily or more surely fill the treasury, am)
in case of any dunger of national bankruptcy,,
we would vote for its imposition in the pre
sent day.
In the last case, poor Jonas Fairbanks wa
the victim of -prosecution, and the young
gentlemen of 1851 will glance down to the
superfluous curling toes of their polished
boots and thank Ileavon that ihey dwell in
a land of liberty, and an age of free-dress.
We have often heard of The Alpine
Horn,' but we never knew, until very re
cently that ii was an instrument made from
ihe bark of a cherry-tree, nnd that it was
used like a sproading-irumpet. to convey
sounds to a great distunce. 'When the las
rays of the selling sun,' says a modern trav
eller, 'gild the summit of the Alps, the
shepherd who inhabits the highest peak of
these mountains takes his horn and cries
wiih a loud voice: 'Praised be the Lord!'
As soon as the neighboring shepherds hear
him, ihey leave their huts and repeat these
words. These sounds are prolonged many
minutes, while the echoes of the moun
tains and grottoes of iho rocks repeal the
name of Gos. Imagination cannot picture
any thing more solemn or sublime than
such a scene. During the silence that sue-
' ceeds, the shepherds bend their knees and
Eray In the open air, and then repair to their
uts to rest. The sunlight gilding the tops
of these stupendous mountains, upon which
the vault of heaven seems 10 rest, the mag
nificont scenery around, and the voices of
the shepherds soundiug from rosk to rock
the p'aise of the Almighty, fill the mind of
every traveller with enthusiasm "and awe.'
And no marvil: It makoa us think of the
messongors upon the mountaiit-tops of. Is
rael, announcing from height to height tho
'i ear 01 j tutiee.
03r Marrying a woman lor beauty is like
eating a bird for singing. . '

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