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AJVB DELAWARE ADVERTISER.
Y/I.d /.
Published, every Thursday hv XVII.LIAM A. MRffDR
L, No. 81, Market-st. (three doors above the Farmer's Bank,)—d/"where Subscriptions, Jobs and Advkrtisf'ments, will be gratefully received.«/!
No. 31.
VOL. III.
APRZÏ 27, 1826.
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T
AFFECTION.
4hF.R SMILE AND HER TEAR.
O what is so beautiful, half to behold,
As the smile which Affection bestows;
It is sweeter than incense, and brighter than
B°kl>
And as soft as tile breath of a rose.
0, it sheds round the heart, in its happier hour,
A halo of rapture and love!
And divinely it glows 'neath the magical power
As a gem 'neath tho fight from above !
If so witching her smile, O what must be her
tear?
Deep, deep in the heart doth it flow'
It is doubly sacred and doubly dear,
Being sbo^^i the hour of woe.
Both, both are most exquisite! blest is the smile.
Which beams in the seuson of gladness;
Anil blest is the tear which can sorrow beguile,
Or soften one moment of sadness.
There are several fins monuments and
pieces of sculpture in the Britisti Cathe
dral; but what attracted my attention the
most, (says a late traveller,) was the sim
pie tablet oil which was engraved the fol
lowing beautiful epitaph, (perhaps the most
beautiful in the language) on a lady of the
name of Mason, who being in a consumption,
was brought to Clifton for the recovery of
her health and died while in the act of
drinking the water. The epitaph was writ
ten by her husband, the Reverend William
Mason
"Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear;
Take that best gift which Heaven so lately gave.
To Bristol's fount I bore with trembling care,
Her faded form: she bow'd to taste the wave,
And died! Do youth and beauty read the line?
Does sympathetic fear their breasts alarm ?
Speak dead Maria! breathe a strain divine.
Ev'n from the grave thou slialt have power to
charm.
Bid them be chaste, be innocent like thee;
Bid them in duty's sphere as meekly move:
And, if so fair, from vanity as free;
As firm in friendship, and as fond in love—
Tell them, though 'tis an awful tiling to die,
('Twas cv'n to thee!) yet the dread path once
trod,
Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high,
And bids the pure in heart behold their God."
From the European Magazine.
THE DYING F.XILE OF IRELAND.
"T he Irish people are celebrated for their
attachment to their country. N
what clime an Irishman may be placed by
destiny, the remembrance of the green hills
of his native isle is impressed upon his heart,
and he never ceases to warm his imagina
tion with the hope of revisiting the dear
' tones of his youth." Sir John Carr.
"Erin! an Exile bequeaths you his blessing!"
A lonely wanderer on a foreign strand,
Fat' from each former friend, and that dear shore
Re fondly call'd his own, (though his no more)
The Exile felt that awful hour at hand,
When life declining to its latest sand
Had feebly ebb'd—and every grief was o'er,
Save the sad thought, that all who might deplore
His fate, were distant on his native land,
And lie must die neglected and alone;
"Nor wife nor child" might even know the spot
Where he must sleep unmarked by cross or
stone,
His woes unpitied and his name forgot;
i'et wrath he felt not—and his dying prayer
Rose for his country's sufferings and despair!
matter in
KELLY'S REMINISCENCES
Contains the following epitaph, taken from
* tomb in the Cathedral of Sienna.
"Wine gives lite ! it was death to me. I
never beheld the morning sun with sober
eyes; even my bones are thirsty.—Stranger!
sprinkle my grave with wine, empty the cup
And depart."
Even here, where I long vigils keep,
Do thou the goblet fill;
fa gen'rous wine these relics steep,
My bones are thirsty still;
Four out oblations on my grave !
Dost start?—nay, do not fear,
J or ofthat cup, the maniac slave
Now powerless lies here.
Is lt not life? yet unto
The blight of hone R was;
' . G ris, andJ^ffff
me
the daTt).. b -
- -
"Though a woman before her marriage
may be admired tor her gaiety, her dancing,
dress, painting, singing See. yet after it, we
expect her to display something more sub- !
an who must spend all his j
days in her company, these little superficial i
decorations would speedily become insipid j
and unimportant. Love can be preserved
only bv the Qualities of the heart and esteem !
secured by the domestic virtues. I
"A man tloes not want to be dazzled' in his l
matrimonial connexion, or to possess a part-''
ner who seeks the admiration of coxcombs .
Brighter than morning was my lot,
But serpents wreath'd the bowl;
Give me of wine! death quenches not
Thirst that consumes the soul.
Cheerily laughs thy sun '—its beams
Thou wclcomest yet I
Never beheld these, save when dreams
Of madness floated by;
Aye, where in peace dust should recline,
The worm gnaws on my heart;
Sprinkle the feverish turf with wine,
Pour out the cup—depart !
THE LADIES' FRIEHD.
ON PRUDENCE AND DECORUM
stantial. To a
or beaux. He wants a person who
kindly divide and alleviate his cares, and
prudently arrange his household. He seeks
nota coquette, a fashionist, i flirt; hut a com- '
fortable assistant,companion and friend.
"On the dvv of her ro .IT-ag-," shvs an i
admired writer," a woman's tour of gaiety
should end." In one of the Gentoo countries
during the wedding-day, a large fire is made,
and the bride enters with a little basket in
her hand, containing all her ornaments, rude
and simple as they are—shells, beads, &c.—
and flings them into it; intimitating her inten
tinn of assuming for the future the dress as
well as character of a matron— Ü! that our
British matrons would taken hint from these
wild and untutored Indians!
How indecorous, offensive and sinful, is it
to see a woman exercising authority over
her husband, and saying, "I wilt have it so.
It shall be done as 1 like." But I should
hope the number of these who adopt this
unbecoming and disgraceful manner is so
small as to render it unnecessary for me to
enlarge on the subject.
Never join in any jest or laugh against
your husband. He may be a plain and insig- !
nifiejmt, even a ridiculous man: be it so; why '
did you marry him' You should have known
all those defects before msriage. It is now
too late: and as a wife, self (not to say a
word of duty) calls on you tn hide his faults;
and, whenever you possibly can, to bring *
him forward and make him of importance. 1
Assiduously conceal his faults, and speak j
only of his merit. In the married life, con- :
Allants are bv no means desirable. You may !
be listened to wit'- svmpathv and interest ;-1
but will this redress vnur grievance? Bv no
means Therefore never complain of iimi !
means. 1 t\ me c u c lam i m 11 . j
In the first place, you violate a sacred duty i
hv exnosiiiir vom* liusdand's faults* *ind in
ny exposing yom iiusuanu s iduits, ,ina in
the next, even a certain degree of female |
dignity should combine with better motives
to prevent it, i
I would also strongly recommend a con- ;
cealment from others of any little discord or i
lie- j
peated with additionsund aggravations.it only i
gives food to the busy whisper of *-.e malev-j
oient, and, as the witty Richardson says, "is,
•e to be remembered long after the lionest ■
peopte have quite forgotten it themselves."
Besides, on those occasions, rely on it, the
world is much more inclined to be vour bus
band's advocate than yours. '
In my opinion there can hardly be a more
despicable object than a married woman re
reiving the particular attentions of any man
but her husband.
A flirting girl is indeed bad eno'v'i: but a
flirting married woman should be an object of
contempt where ever she appears.
Perhaps vour husband may lie a plain man,
1
-ill
disunion which occurs between von.
sui
or an old man; and though possessing both
sence, merit, and feeling, neither cultivated
nor captivating. Let this circumstance j
make you pec.uliarlv circumspect in your !
conduct. The eye of the world is on you; j
and though your husband may scorn to be-1
tray even by a look, any expression of jeal
ousy, believe me it gives him no pleasure to
see you dancing and chatting away with
every young man who approaches you; for,
at the moment perhaps when his good sense
and in manly pride make him smile, and join
in the laugh and chat around, his heart may
be exceedingly vexed and fretted at what lie
is ashamed to acknowledge even to himself.
To say the truth, 1 never met with any hus
band, hnndsome, ugly, young, or old, who
was pleased at seeing his wife's conversation
and attraction much engrossed by other men.
Be you ever so conscious of a superiority
of judgement or of talent, never let it appear
to your husband. 'A wife rules best by seem
ing to obey." And a man cannot endure
tlie idèa of inferiority in intellectual endow
ments. The very idea of being reflected on
makes him infinitely more obstinate, and
more wedded to his own opinion, when per
haps a little management and good sense
would bring him at once into your plans and
wishes.
Observations of an American in England.
-1 made a journey to Wolverhampton,
Willenhall, and Wednesbury, for the pur
pose of looking among the manutacturers.—
My business led me into courts,lanes, back
yards, and obscure places, where these peo
ple reside or labour. I saw more poverty
and degradation, in a ramble of two days,
than in all my lite before. In one shop were
five or six women, wretchedly tlad, making
screws, In another, were several at work on
padlocks.—In some shops were father, mo
ther, sons and daughters, all manufacturing
»-•■u On. m»» lilrgwisc see females at
work in the mines; making bricks; gather
ing the refuse of the streets with their hands;
carrjv.ig coal on their heads from the canals
to supply their forges; and engaged in simi
lar employments so unsuitable to the sex.
In some of the shops I saw men at labour,
who had not a shirt to their backs, their on
ly covering being a ragged pair of panta
loons. The climate of the country seems
happily adapted to the condition of the poor,
The extreme heat of our country would not
only prevent them from working at their
forges in the summer, but would engender
fevers and other contagious diseases among
so much poverty and filth, and their hovels
would but indifferently protect them from
the inclemency of our winters. Having
walked till I was fatigued, and looked till I
was disgusted, I stepped into a coach and
returned to town,
^ heso scenes, so frequently presented in
the manufacturing districts, as also in vari
! ous °ther parts of the country, impart to the
j spectator an acquaintance with the lower
i classes, which nothing but actual inspection
j c,:in supply. Multitudes with whom 1 trans
Ibusiness, can neither read nor write, and
! when their money is counted out to them,
I they are unable to tell whether they arc re
l cciving a H5 note or only one. When I con
trust the situation and circumstances of the
. labouring population of this country, with
those of the sime portion of our own citizens,
I am led to reflect how much we are indebt
ed to the first settlers of the United States
' l>r intent of Education, which they
tablishcd, and how insensible we are of the
i benefits which now arise jrom it.
free schools, next to the ordinances of reli
S' nn > are the noblest institutions of our
try, and if they continue to be well support
ed, will place our nation tar before any other,
a political, intellectual, and moral point of
view. Most of the revolutions that have
agitated and destroyed other nations, have
had their rise from an illiterate populace,
No violent revolution can ever take place,
where the people are so well educated
the Americans are. This subject could ne
vcr have struck my mind so forcibly, had 1
not come hither, and seen the difference in!
this respect between the two countries.
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COUNSELLOR PHILLIPS OUTDONE. ]
A Calcutta jeu ii'f.bfrit. j
„ . ,, . r , „ ,, ,. !
<?"*• ***- Beengli Seer vs. j
Ô '' f? dnesda y* ln the |
! ' / Cour , Cal. uUj. I lie prosecutor ,
' ' J? e ". OI tl '') tin S ul jdied. worth and ;
J, ,lad invlte f tllc defendant, j
»encial Sir beeboo I aggul, to pass a few
? a î.., f 1 ". 111 , 1 ! 1 s ^ at 1,1 the hmu er
./.""l' 'be lady is the daughter of the late
* {, "Ikum hing; and sister to the present
1 ' s .°' vlI ' kn0WI> :| t t,le soutl1 end of the
j t0 * n t .. c nevcr , beard a more glowing
: 'V 1! feeling -speech than was delivered on'
! occasion by Counr.ellor Hoolta Pooka, j
for tUe , P Ull ' t,n - It draws tears from the |
C . r0WÎCtl court ' An old S,rcilv -
! olubbermg m a corner, struck us as a fine il
j . , • Dovver 0 r e Inmu*nre
i A J , ™ V, \ r \ P° ver ot eloquence.
iJeftrnilant s Counsel, Dolc.'ieenee Covjmud
. ,, nilît „ .„i.,,,, ,
| 1^1-was quite taken aback by t, and
'-oun..uloi jlot&ic, w .10 nc\et looses an op
i portunity for cracking a joke, said his broth
; GoumucUly ;ip[)carc;l rattier /)uw~co : :ord.
i Unwilling as wc are to lay ourselves open to
j the charge of garbling such a speech—yet
i cannot we resist the temptation of quoting a
portion of it. "No (said he) there is notin
the garden of life a sweeter flower than this,
■ but the defendant rifled it. Like a pesti
lent Simoom of Inti. The serpent had broke
into the nest of the dove and had made it
desolate. 1 he rose is failed and the night
ingale weeps—The spider hath caught the
fly of beautiful hue and devoured it. ^ Mon
stcr, where were thy feelings?—-Wretch,
hadst tlio-.i no conscience? Alas, it speaks
t0 f-' e winds—the mischief is done—atnl the
is no reparation. Gentlemen of the Jury, I
come not here for reparation—reparation,
indeed ' I -tile of reparation to Aberlard
talk of reparation to Eloisa—talk of repara
1 tion to the sparrow when you have shot her
mate—talk of reparation to the sow when
j the shrieks of her young one, writhing under
! the knife ot the ontchcr, reach her ears—
j talk of reparation to the wretch who has left
a inoity of his body in the mouth of a shark—
iNviiTrxvJ nr nriiFNTiwr
IN1 LUENZA 0F 0LUEN T1ME '
The following is a true extract from the
records of the First Church in Roxbuory, If
it will throw any light on the on
history of the prevailing epid'tmij^liC >W o.- ;
influenza, or be in any way ipstrucrw-.- or a* j
musing to your readers, it is at y Service. (
"1674." "At the time appointe;! tb< : 'V
nod assembled. But at that time f-.v hand r-'"
the Lord was very strongamjo.igus,.lji*» ;
nesses it being extreme hottj*!*«, Utf' J -
talk of reparation to aman impaled on a
stake—nay, talk of reparation to a Tattoo
breathing his last in the harness of a Kara
nehy—talk of reparation to a man when you
have cut his head oft', but mention not the
word io my hearing, when I complain of the
most irreparable injury which the defend
ant has inflicted on my unfortunate client.
Alas! gentleman of the Jury; it is not tor rep
aration I came here; for rupees, annas, and
spices, can give none—hut they may mark
your sense of the crime of the defendant;—
they may clip the wings of splendid tempta
tion—they may dilute the venom of his wiles,
but at any rate they will be a sacrifice to the
altar of justice and in the sacred name ofjus
tice I call upon you to award heavy damages.
We must not allow this ferocious alligator to
prowl about in the creeks of society, devour
ing our lambkins, and gobbling our fishes.
If this mortal rhinoceros be permitted to
roam about unbitted, what is to become ot us?
Bridie bim I entreat you, with an iron bri
dle, and fetter him with the heaviest dama
ges for his treachery to friendship, and his
attrocious breach of the golden bond of con
nubial felicity."
weather and unwholesome. At the begin
ning of which weather we had a great a
thunder storme in the night which at Dor
ehester slew 3 oxen in the field without any
remarkable signe what it was that killed
them.
"From that time forward a great sickness
epidemical did the Lord lay upon us, so that
the greatest part of the town was sick at
once, whole familys sick young and old.
scarce any escaping English or Indian. The
manner of sickness was a very drve cold,
with some tincture of a fever, and full of ma
lignity and very dangerous if not well re
gardedby keeping a low diet, the body solu
ble, Warme, sweating, 8cc.—At which time
of visitation, blessed Mrs. Winthrop the
Governor's wife dyed,
"God's rods are teaching—the epidernic
al sickness of colds doth tightly, by a ditine
hand tell the churches what the epidemical
spiritual disease is. Lord help us to see—
and to have such colds in the height of the
heat of summer shows us that in the height
of the means of grace, peace and libel ty (if
ordinances, £<c. yet we then fall into malig
uant and mortal colds, appoplexvs, &c.
This visitation of God was exceeding
strange, it was suddaine and general; as if
'he Lord had ini mediately sent forth an an
not with a sword to kill, but with a Tod
to chastise; and he smote all good and bad,
1>1( ! ant ' young, Or as it there were a general
infection of the air, which went from north
to snuth by degrees infecting all. Yea such
às were on the seas near the coasts were so
infected and smitten.
"And this is remarkable, that though few
dyed yet some did; and generally those that
dyed were of the choicest flowers and most
precious saiut3. Among others that were
then taken to rest, was that worthy and
blessed light, Mr. Hooker who having a cold
and preached twice on the sabbath (Mr.
Stone not being at home) and ministered
both the sacrements, the Lord's supper in
the forenoone, and baptism in the afternoon«,
he was so over spent, and his spirits slink,
that lie never could recover them again."
It may be remembered by some of our
readers, says the New-York Mirror, that
when the present King of England was only
Prince Regent, and heir apparent to the
throne, the bodies of Henry the 8th, and
Charles the 1st, were discovered in a vault
within Westminster Abbey; and also, that
the Prince Regent satisfied his curiosity by
a t0 t)ie tom fo. Upon this circumstance
j j0r d Byron wrote the following poweiful
severe lines. No Printer has ever dar
c( j t0 publish them in Britain, for fear of an
. ex ofticio'finformation 'from that great alli
„ al0I . 0 f the law,' the Attorney General,
Wc are pleased at having it in oiir power to
; ve our tea dersan original p'ece of the great
Sard's producing :
j Famed for contemptuous breach ofsacreil ties,
| By headless Charles see heartless Ham-lie«
«'ween themislandsi another sceptred.tlnng,
It reigns—it moves—in all but name a Kin 0 .
Charles lo his country—Henry to Ins wile—
, double tvrant starts to life,
^ "im tnc fiouoie tuaiu siaus i mil
What then can tombs avail, since these dispor^e
Tll( . blood and dust of both—to make a GF.OlUi E »
PROVER1JS.
A fool may ask more questions in an hour
than a wise man can answer in seven years.
A man is little the better for lilting him
self, if nobody else like him.
A kiss of the mouth often touches'not the
heart.
Every tiling hath an end, and a pudding
lias two.
Gentility without ability is worse than
plain beggary.
Fools have liberty tnsay what they please.
Apothecaries would not give pills in sugar
unless they were bitter.
Accusing is proving, where malice and
power sit judges.
A hasty man.never wants woe.
He who is rich passes for a wise man too.
He who lias good health is young, and he
is rich who owes nothing.
Idleness buries a man aliye,
The conversation of artists, when it lias
reference to their profession, is usually
patched up with phrases peculiar to them
selves, and which may not improperly he
called the slang of art. Tills jargon, when
heard by persons unacquainted with its appli
cation, is apt to lead awkward mistakes. A
laughable instance of the kind occurred late
ly. A party of artists were travelling in a
stage coach, in which, besides themselves, a
sedate venerable lady was the only passenger.
The conversation among the artists ran on
something as follows ;—" How playful those
clouds are!—that group to the left is sweetly
composed, though perhaps a little too solid
and rocky for the others. I have seen noth
ing of-a's lately. I think he is clever.—
He makes all his flesh too chalky. You must
allow, however, that he is very successful
with his ladies.
liibit symptoms of uneasiness, and at the
close of each observation, cast an anxious and
inquiring look at the speaker. Her com
panions, however, unconscious of the alarm
they were exciting went on in the same style.
She heard them, to her increasing dismay,
talk of a farm-house coming out from the
neighbouring trees, and a gentleman's ground
wanting repose. At length they approached
an old village church. A great many ob
servations were made about the keeping, &c.
of the scene, which the old lady bore with
toleraqie megn&nimiu . t at iast, - one
of the party e insured, T iu a kind , ienjhusi
; asm. " Sey> ' ,iyt U thé'-votmin io the red
j cloak <t tower." Tins was too
( omU? t t-e* ' screamed to the coacli
--.ra his fare, although ad
" Her journey,"and ex
%v Paving escaped,
The old lady began to ex
FROM THE NEW-TORK MIRROR.
FARHIONABLE WATERING-PLACES.
By a Village Beau.
Miss Simper appeared at Saratoga in an
elegant suit of sable. She was said to be in
mourning for her father, an opulent broker
in Baltimore, recently deceased. Grief had
wasted her health, and weeping had washed
away her roses, and she was come to recov
er her appetite, and reanimate her blushes.
Miss Simper, oi course, was an heiress, add
attracted great attention. The gentlemen
called her a beauty, and talked a great deal
of her bank stock, and securities.
Some of the ladies thoughther complexion
too sallow, and some objected to the style of
her dress. Mrs. Highflyer said she had not
the air of a woman of fashion, while Gape.
Halliard pronounced her a suspicious sai:
and declared a belief that she was a priva
teer in disguise. The fair stranger, howei
er, walked daily to the fountain, modestl
cast down her eyes when gazed at, an
seemed unconscious of ail but her own hoi
rors. About this time, Major Fitzconne)
appeared upon the busy scene He was t
tall handsome man, of easy address, and pol
ished manners who seemed to regard all a
round him with an air of very polite uncon
cern. He was announced as an officer in hil
Brittannic Majesty's service, and brother to
Earl Somebody, in England. It was report
ed that he had large landed possessions io
the west. H/did not appear to seek socie
ty, but was too well bred to repel any civil
ities which were offered to him. The gen
tlemen were all plea.-ed with his good sense,
bis knowledge of the world, and the suavity
ofihis manners, but as he seemed to avoid
the ladies, they had little opportunity of es
timating his qualities.
Major Fit.zconnell and Miss Simper met by
accident at the fountain. The officer, who
had just filled his glass at her approach, pre
sented it to the lady, who in sipping the
transparent element, dropped her handker
chief. The gentleman very gallantly picked
up the cambric, and restored it to the owner
—but the blushing damsel, abashed by the
easy attentions of an elegant stranger, in her
confusion lost her reticule which the soldier
gracefully replaced upon her wrist, with a
most respectful bow.
A courtesy on the one side, and another
bow on the other terminated the civilities of
this meeting. The gentleman pursued his
walk, and the lady returned to her chamber.
That Miss Simper felt duly sensible of the
honour of having elicited three graceful con
gees from the brother of an English earl can
not be doubted; nor can we suppose, without
injustice to that gentleman's taste, that he
with indifference the mantling blushes
which those attentions had drawn'forth : cer
tain it is, however, that as they separated,
in opposite directions, neither of them was
to cast "one lingsring, lingering look
saw
seen
behind.
As I had not the privilege of intruding in
to either of their chambers, I cannot say
what fairy forms might have flitted around
the magic pillow, nor whether the fair one
dreamed of coats of arms, kettle-drum, and
epaulettes. In short, I iim not able to inform
the inquisitive reader, whether the parties
thought of each other at, all; but from the
extreme difficulty of again bringing two such
diffident persons in contact, I am inclined to
think the adventure would have ended here
had not "chance, which oft decides the fate
of mightv monarclis," decided theirs.
Miss Simper's health required her attend
ance at the fountain on the following morn
ing at an unusually early hour: and the Ma
jor, while others were sleeping, had sailed
forth to enjoy the invigorating freshness of
the c-arly breeze. They met again by accid
ent at the propitious well, and as the attend
ant, who is usually posted there to fill the
glasses of the invalids, had not taken his sta
tion, the Major had not only the happiness
of performing that office but of replenishing
tile exhausted vessel until the lady hail
quaffed the full measure prescribed by the
medical dictator of this little community.
I am not able to say how often they pledged
each other in the salubrious beverage; but
when the render is informed that the quan
tum prescribed to a delicate female varies
from four to eight glasses, according to the
nature of her complaint, and that a lady can
not decorously sip more than one mouthful
without drawing breath, it will be seen that
ample time was afforded on this occasion for
a tete-a-tete. The ice being thus broken,
and the water duly quaffed, the gentleman
proposed a promenade, to which the lady,
after some little hesitation, acceded; and
when the great bell summoned them to
breakfast, they repaired to the table with
excellent appetites, and cheeks glowing
with healthful hues, produced by the exer
cise of the morning.
At ten o'clock the lady issued forth from
her chamber, adorned with rrew charms, by
the recent labours of the toilet, and strolling
pensively, hook in hand, to the farthest cor
ner of the great piazza, commenced her stu
dies. It happened, at the same moment,
that the Major, fresh from his valet's hands,
hied himsc-lt to the same cool retreat, to
breathe forth the melancholy musings of
his soul, upon his flute. Seeing the lady,
he hesitated, begged for pardon for his in
trusion and was about to retire—but the la
dy assured him it was "no intrusion at all,"
and laid aside her book. The gentleman
was soon seated beside her. He begged to
know the subject of her researches, and
delighted with the taste displayed in the
choice of her author; she earnestly solicited
a display of his musical talents, and was
raptured with every note; and when til*
same impertinent bell which had curtailed
their moming walk, again sounded in their
ears, they were surprised to find how swift
ly time had flown, and sbagrined that the
common-place operation of eating was so of»
ten allowed to interrupt the feast of reason
and the flow of wit.
Affour o'dqik the military stranger hantt
was
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