OCR Interpretation

The Wilmingtonian, and Delaware advertiser. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1825-1827, May 04, 1826, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042523/1826-05-04/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

P ublished, every Thursday by WILLIAM A. MEXDENHAI.L. No. 81, Markct-st. (three doors above the Farmer's Bank,)—;t7"whcrc Subscriptions, Jobs and Advertisements, will be gratefully received.
No, 32.
MATT 4, 1826.
TERMS. —Aiiveutiskmknth- not
one Square will be inserted four times fur one
dollar, and 20 cents for each subsequent inser
tion....If continued for three months, £2 50—for
six months, S4 50; or for one year$8. _
flör Subscribers arc entitled to the privilege of
having their names, place of residence, andoccu
pation, inserted ill[the Register ,,on vris.
'I'M It US' OF sunscun //ON—To tll0S Ç
who receive tins paper by mad, turn dollars, and
those whod-i not, turn dollars and twenty-five cents
ayeur, ,x aiivavck: If not paid in advance, >2 SO
will he charged! anil n not paid before the cxpi
'„.-.it he discontinued unless
CTNoscnption w'i or msconim eimnie^
two week .notices given and all aireuiagesaie
Thy daughter speaks to thee,
My mother dear: unclose thine eves and \vakc ;
The sun is up—the lark is on the tree:
The table's spread—thy place, come down and
Dearest thou my voice* 'tis l
That call on her, who, many a time and oft
When I was dreaming of the Spirits, silently
Hath bent and breathed a blessing with thy
kiss so soft!
What's that thou murmurest '
Oh! speak again; a word—a syllable
Is all the prayer of her thou lovest.
-»•Was it thc echo of the solemn bell.*
• It cannot toll for tliee;
For thou, as natural as life, liest there;
The cheek—the lip—the Mow ofivory
Is beautiful as ever with its parted hair!
Come put thy arms around
Sly neck, and fold unto thy heart thine own
Young dove. We'll speak by feeling, not by
But, oh! this chill!—it is thc dead's alone!
To the Angels thou art gone!
Perfection cannot bloom in mortal clime;
Rest calmly then! for l will follow soon
Thy Cherub, in the realms unknown to Time.
Said Ann to her mother (affecting to pout)
"That impudent man 1 detest!
I can't show my face, within doors or without,
But I meet tile full gaze of that pest.
•'Don't you think my dear ma, that a few hours
After passing him (would you believe it?)
He turn'd himself round, and lie star'd at me
So steadily—none.can conceive it!"
"Be cautious, my child—there is company
And you may for imprudence be blamed;
Who told you of all this impertinence dear»"
"Why, I saw it, and was so ashamed!"
"Beware, affectation and vanity too,"
The mother replied with a smile—
•»When you saw him so steadily looking at you,
Pray where did you look all the while."
From the tlerrncn uf Glue/;,
Methinks it were no pain to die
On such an eve, when such a sky
O'cr-canopies the west;
To gaze my fill on yon calm deep,
And, like an infant, fall asleep
On earth, my mother's breast.
There's peace and welcome in yon sea
Of endless blue tranquility;
There clouds are living things;
1 trace their veins of liquid gold,
I see them solemnly unfold
Their soft and fleecy wings.
Iliese be the angels that convey
Us weary children of a day—
Life's tedious nothing o'er—
Where neither passions come, nor woes,
d o vex the genius of repose
On Death's majestic shore.
Xo darkness there divides the
Il'i'th startling dawn and dazzling day;
But gloriously screna
5re the interminable plains:
hue fixed, eternal sunset reigns
O'er the wide silent scene.
1 cannot doff at human fear;
I know tliy greeting is severe
To this poor shell of clay:
come, O Death ! thy freezing kiss
Emancipates! thy rest is bliss!
were away.
I would 1
Found in his Bible.
"Within this awful volume Ilea
The mystery of mysteries.
~ h! ha PPy they of human
whom our God has given grace
' car > t0 yead, to fear, to pray,
° 'Pt the latch, and force the way;
* Jctter ha d they ne'er been born,
»who read to doubt,
or read to scorn.
exceeding-- 1 - - iJ -!
T . .. - t ,
» ne cairn sunsnme oi int nisi p eas nt
spring day, comes with a soothing influence
I over the heart. Who hears the first song of
l birds .andlookson the fresh budding promis
; without deli-'ht> the
cs of tht > ung season, l ° ' e
stern reign of winter over—his storms hush
ed to rest—we look abroad and behold his
: icy chains broken link after link, until na
t f thraldom
tme released f.om thraldom, comes forth
smillmg in her green roues in search o. early
fiowrrs, inspiring us with pleasure, and hid
ding the bosom expand with gratitude to Mim
who rules the sriberes and rolls the seasons
round. But while musing on her opening
charms, memory will often come whispering
a moral lesson to the ear—she leads us back
to the spring times of other years—to the
glad seasons ot youth, when hope spanned
the future with her rain bow colorings, and
pleasure mingled with every dream of life.
The flowers are budding—budding for us—
but not for all who gazed delighted on their
unfolding beauties in other springs; graves,
above which now the first spring season is
The graves of those who
- ,, rt .r ,,
were as gay, as full of life and hupe and hap.
piness, as we, a year ago. |
But it seems to me these changing seasons '
teach to meditative man more than the brief
, , , . , , rM ,
lesson that he too must change. I hey speak
a lesson of virtue. How kind, how benevo
lent is the bounteous Governor of the Uni
veise. How beautifully he adorns this tem
„ r i * * „ rr
porary residence of li.s creatures. How ex
activ all the changes ol the year arc adapted
to the promotion of our well being and hap
piness. How much benevolence is manifest
in all the dealings of Providence. And if it
be wise to aim at the greatest perfection of
character; what an example it affords us for
doing so. How should we strive to adminis
ter happiness to those around us. How care
ful not to cause pain in any. There is con
stantly open around us a wide field tur thc
exercise of every philanthropic feeling. We
are purposely placed in circumstances which
afford us constant opportunities of proving
ourselves by our works.
smiling, may be seen in every church yard
whose are the}?
Some people sav Mr Editor that love is
theÄTR K lives! Gra^ p ltd os
ophers tell us 'tis the happiest period of our
existence, and the poets" that venal band,
who turn out for Hibbard prizes, like beg
gars to a bridal, confirm them. I have found
it otherwise, and from a regard to the com
tort of my fellow citizens, lay my experte..
ces before the public. It is a profound re
mark of Dugald Stuart, that it there were a
repository for the private acquisitions or
improvements, each individual effects—for
the benefit of posterity, great advantages
would occur. He wishes a Savings Bank for
the Arts and Sciences. If I find a quicker j
way of softening steel than is known, I am
not to reserve it for my own profit, hut pub- .
lish and record it. So if a brilliant thought ;
or a comet.principle pass over my mind, it
is right to cast it immediately to the common
ii , ,
I have turned the period of life when
—the fomllingof th'e younger children—the
contingent expence of sweet meats—the dai
ly visit—the neat cravat, and ppotless shirt
—.the abstinence from partaking of savoury
From the New- En gland üuluxy.
The course of true love never doth ri
" Nel' meero del' Cammin, oi nostra vita
Mi ritrovai per una Selva oscura."
In other words than Dante's, I am 37. I have
been in love exactly twenty times, and nev
er was hapless wretch tied to the wheel or
chained in gallies more exercisrd than 1
have been. Since, however, the figure of
rhetoric by which the first person, singular,
occurs so frequently, is undoubtedly unpleas
ant, I resort to the classification of thc ' mis
eries of being in love' according to the Ber
estord style.
Misery 1. Uncertainty an to whom to fall
in love ninth next? Julia's eves are very
soft and bright, hut they do say she wears
false curls. Amanda's golden cataract of
lovely hair is delightful, hut then are not her
sandals a little tno extensive ? Maria's sym
metry is exquisite, but she measures only 4
feet 2. Sylvia is five feet 1, and so is a lath.
After a long and painful self-debate, fix on
2. Difficulties in getting Julia to fall in
ninth you. Has heard you scandalized, and
believes you are an accurately equal mix
ture of Cain, Cethergus, Cataline and Cali
gula. The gradual nature ot your gaining
her confidence- the praising her music—
the restraint of your own language—the sanc
tification of face—the flow of fine sentiments
vegetables—the tri-daily brushing the hair
—the coincidence in opihion with a stupid
father—the family dinners, where tlij: host
shows his doubt of his own hospitality by
insisting on your eating to a surfeit—and
last but worse, Julia's slowness to believe
—these form the second misery of being in
3. The third stage of the miseries is the
doubtfulness of that period, when the belle
begins to be kind, but refuses to commit her
self by a reciprocation (as the novelists say)
of your passion. To convince her of your
sincerity, you naturally are forced to pass
the most of the day and evening in the j
the house, much to the promotion of snap-i
pishnessin the lower department of the 're- ;
gime>; as> j or instance, I heard Pomp, Miss
Fiat's servant state, as to my visits there,
!" wish Mass.; Snipe no 'pend he forty-fours
hours ob de day here. I guess he has to
clear ee rooms hibsclf." You are obliged to
converse with her in a whisper resembling
.. a fr0R a qu j nae y." You are the body
guard to all oratories, theatres, debating so
cieties. and the like. You must endure her
accesses of childishness, petulance, and ill
fee]ing , ike a martvri ^ tosum „ ' al)> you
muBt (je set up ljk é u joint-doll in a chair to
be stared at and laughed at as our tweet
- heàrtl j
I 4 - The acee/itatict. This, strange as it may
seem to the uninitiated, is one of the most I
gv jevous miseries of falling in love. Then !
the fair lady becomes perfectly tyrannical. ;
When you were sueing her favour, she was ,
in a state of abeyance or suspence, and your !
labours were easier; hut now, when with
permission of parents and friends you are 1
the received lover, then comes the tug of.
war. The inflictions these sweet haughtv
lovely, sovereigns inflict on their vessels are
transcemlent. Thev arc not perhaps so cru
el as a ludv of France who thre-v bet little
glove*into ai) arcna^wherc a fie'rcc lion was
j combatting with wolf-dogs, and ordered her
' lover to descend, pick it up and return it to
! he , r - an<1 was P' opcrLy answered after his
safe return bv these wonis, " tins, madam,
I is v(mr r1ovo ;>, being thc last l)e eV er spoke
| to her;—but if not quite so reckless, a writer
' must have a feminine vivacity of expression
to recount fairly the inflictions they impose
on their accented lovers. I speak not now
of C0(|uetryi B ' hown on a m0 rning, when neat
jy dressed, we enter Julia's drawing room,
find it occupied by the son of a ri hrner
received foy Julia with a nod and an
innmrv about the weather, while she lances
llt him her sparkling glances-I tell not of
fickleness, when after a tender attempt to
persuade her to renew and repeat her vows,
she says she likes Seront full as well, I de
scant not on ill-humour, displayed, when
fondly counting over your future happy pros- j
pects she insists that she 'knows nothing i
and cares less for what you mean'—but I j
would refer to the daily inspection of sofas j
and sideboards—the quarrelling with trades-I
men, touching the figure and quality of car- |
pets, and the cluttering controversy with tin
men about saucepans and stewpots, which '
5. The breaking off". This follows next,
ot course, and is a troublesome and thorny
path to lead to a few weeks unoccupied leis»
ure. If not pursued with the horrors of a
breach of marriage, still the mind looks with j
fearful anticipation, or returns with sad re
flection to the necessary strife. Julia's di- j
urnal red eyes—the active sharpness of her !
aunt's salutations—the growing attention of j
the servants who cease to expect their lav- ;
W» weekly shilling—and finally the eclat of !
your grave speech: « My affections are en- |
S a S e<1 elsewhere." S. SNIPE.
...,_ B
Few people know, Mess. Editors, the real ;
value of one and sixpence. The man who 1
has that sum in his pocket is always tolerably I
sure ol a reasonable supper and comfortable
bed, and that is the consummation of the cares I
of to-day. He can jingle the silver in his
breeches pocket; can pay a debt if he owes |
one; can lend sixpence to a friend, or ftivç a.
penny to a beggar, and have something !
j to spare; if he cannot buy every thine he i
se es ; hé can purchase almos anvthing
. he wants- for you must know thatV n an
; "ho has a little money ahravs has a little
credit; and there is a peculiar comfort in
the thought that however many our wants
may he, we have the means to supply them,
One and sixpence makes a man feel most
particularly independent. He is not obliged
to be trusting to the honesty of a Banker;
nor is he forced to keep a clerk to regulate
Ins accounts. He can feel all that honest pride
which well gotten gam always brings with it;
he need not pull off his hat to any one in the
market; for he can pay his toll at the turn
pike gate, or pay for a fresh shad at the
stall, and ask no favours. He is absolute as
a king, for he can order the waiting men about
whenever he comes among them; talk politics
over a mug of beer; or be as positive and dog
matical in his opinion as if lie had millions.
It is just the sum to make a man happy;
thac same one and sixpence. Its master has
no care about the rise and fall of stocks; the
land market, the money market, and produce
market areto him mere matters of moonshine.
The failures in England affect him not; to
the bankruptcies at home he is indifferent;
counterfeit notes never annoy him, and bro
ken banks never break his peace. He is a
stranger to the troubles of wealth, and knows
not the vexations of poverty; each in its place
the great evil of life.
My young friend Marcus had what the
simple villagers used to call " a world ot
wealth." For a while he immersed himself
in pleasuse; but he had no peace; lie was rest
less and miserable. He gave loose to his
ambition and aspired after honor; success
brought with it cares and anxieties; disap
pointments produced mortification and chag
rin; he abandoned the pursuit at last in utter
disgust, and hid himself away in a beautiful
retirement, fondly hoping that peace was to
he found amid the quiet and rural solitudes
of nature. But he was mistaken; he was still
the creature of care, uneasiness, anxiety.
In a melancholy mood he rambled in his
fields one morning, and casually asked his
whistling plougman what made him the hap
py man lie seemed; the fellow cocked his teat
on his ear, threw his plough out of the fur
row, and fixing"hisarmsa kimho.answered—
" one and sixpence and a contented mind,
your honour."
The man went away in silence, "have I
attend this era.
then been," said he to himself, " so long in
search of what has always been within my
j reach."
Fortune in vain lavishes her luxuries in the
; lap, honour in vain encircles; health in vain
blesses, the man who knows not how to
estimate the value of one and sixpence; who
is alwavslonging for what he has not, instead
to of being contented and thankful for what he
to has.
As some of our readers may he pleased to see
how ricldv some members of the sex are attired
in the old world, we present them with a copy
of the hill of a London Jeweller, for a single put
chase of 1 be present King, when Prince of Wales,
'«'or the use ofhis bride, the late unhappy Queen,
j 1794. His Royal Highness the Prince of
Wales, November.
I Bought of Nathaniel Jefferies,
! a pair of superb brilliant earrings, £8000
; A necklace and fall with five large drops, 1.5000 !
, A coronet in brilliants, 2000 j
! A wreath of oak for a bandeau, 1100
Goronet, with rose, thistle and feathers, 8000
1 A pair of pearl bracelets with brilliant
of. locks, 1500 ,
1 large locket cu-cle ol brilliants, o'lO .
' superb brilliant stomacher, 8 jOO
A setting for a picture, with very large
brilliants, coronet ami ornaments 4500
A large pearl necklace and fall, and four
Luge pearl drops, lo00
A rouge box, with brilliants, cypher and
Coronet, 4,)0
A pair ol bracelets, bought b) jourH. II. s ^ ^
desire ofD^ymoiH,
; A rieh h I ham wa-ch, chain, &c 2950
An enamel ed opera glass, with circles of
largebr,11,ants, 500
Equal to
Note. —The above sum was reduced by the
verdict of the Jury empannclled to assesss the
value to £50,'197 10*. [equal to £222,654] which
sum was paid for them.
i these dull times, we will state some of their
I j notions.
j February was represented by the figure
of a man in a dark sky color, carrying the
| sign of thc fishes. . The month was so called
from Fehnia, the deity of purifications.—
' Aquarius, the water-bearer, would have
I been more appropriate; but that is none of
our job. March, was painted a lawny and
fierce man, with a helmet on his head, lean
ing on a spade, with the sign of the ram in
a his right hand, blossoms in his left, and a
j basket of seeds on his arm. A fir it is drawn
a beautiful young man, dressed in green,
j with mortal and hawthorn round his brow,
! wings on his shoulders, and prim-roses and
j violets in his hand. Alay. too, is a youth
; with a lovely countenance, in a robe of white
of ! and green, embroidered with blue-bottles
| ami dafibdillirs-roses round his head and a
lute in one hand, and a nightingale perched
on the other.—/««e is tricked off with dc
| XÄnTa vdUw 1ST 'with a swlra
; t , r.. ce and a 'Athe on his shoulder a bo»
1 tl ' ' u- ls e : rc ii e ô n( j « i; on j )V u\* s ; ( i c .' ' j u i v
I Vc n ré eiued 's e Ä '
., Pictured out h- the ancients as »fierce
I i 0 ' ok iL vout h with a sick'-e at ills belt and
j.. virthn'in 1 ds'clutclr hishead crowred'with
| a arland of ' wheat am . his arm hearing a
a. i Jv f of f ruit S'h* cm her is a cheerful
! w ith a ™
i i i i • i *
U hand ' a " d 10 ! be
? ther * ° eto6cr has a Kf™ nt , of decaying
,eaV . eB "ffc" T?''? ^ Î ' c J ewc i s
"lusi and the other with Sc'or.bL A'ovembrr
is c | 0 th e «l with a changeable coat, and has
turnips and parsnip's to sell. Of December.
tl)e kpres- n'ation was a rough, grim old
, n lni wrapped in furs, with a red nose, and
| 1 j s | )eal .j Ranging with icicles, with a Inin
d| e 0 f evergreens on his hack, and dragging
Cahricornus into January bv the horns,
The ancientswere weather-wise, and their
poets were painters. To fill up a column in
. lugu.it
( Concluded.)
The late president of thc United States, in
his message to Congress of the 2d of Decern
her, 1823, while announcing the négociation
then pending with Russia, relating to the
North West coast of this continent, observ
ed, that the occasion of the discussions to
which that incident had given rise, had been
taken "for asserting as a principle, in which
the rights and interests of the United States
were involved, that the American continents,
by the free and independent condition which
they had assumed and maintained, were
thenceforward not to he considered as sub
jects for future colonization, by any Europe
an power." The principle had first been
assumed in that negotiation with Russia. It
rested upon a course of reasoning equally
simple and conclusive. With the exception
of the existing European colonies, which it
was in no wise intended to disturb, the two
continents consisted of several sovereign anti
independent nations whose territories cover
ed their whole surface. By this their in
dependent condition, the United States en
joyed the right of commercial intercourse
with every part of their possessions,
tempt the establishment of ci colony in those
possessions would be to usurp, to the exclu
sion of others, a commercial intercourse,
which was the common possession of ail. It
could not he done without encroaching upon
existing rights of the United Stales.
Government of Russia has never disputed
these positions, nor manifested the slightest
dissatisfaction at their having been taken,-
Most of the new American Republics have
declared their entire assent to them; and
they now propose, gmong the subjects of con
To at
, sultation at Panama, to take into consider*
tion the means of making effectual the as
sertion of that principle, as well asthe means
of resisting interference from abroad, with
the domestic concerns of the American Gov
In alluding to these means, it would obvi
ously be pel-mature, at this time, to antici
pate that which is offered merely as matter
for consultation; or to pronounce upon those
which have been, or may besug
gested. The purpose of this Government is
to concur in none which would import hos
j' lllt y to Europe, or justly excite resentment
'» any of her States. Should it be deemed
advisable to contract any conventional en
gagement on this topic, our views would ex
tend no further than to a mutual pledge of
*he parties to the compact, to dnaintain the
principle m application to its own territory, '
and to permit no colonial lodgments or es
tablishment of European jurisdiction upon
! ! ts °j VM s0ll l and > ' vlth respect to the obtrus
j * ve interference from abroad, if its future
character may be inferred from that which
has been, and perhaps still is, exercised
more than one of the new States, a joint dec
, laration of its character and exposure of it
. to the wot Id. may be probably all that the
occasion would require. Whether the Unit
ed States should or should not be parties to
such a declaration, may justly form a part ot
the deliberation. That there is an evil to
| K . remedied, needs little insight into the se
cret history of late years to know, and that
this remedy may best be concerted at the
^ Panama meeting, deserves at least the expe
riment of consideration.
A concert of mCHBures> havtag reference
t0 the more effectual abolition of the Afri
^ s|ave t ,, ade> a|)d the considerati o n ot the
light in which the political condition ot the
Island of Hay'i is to be regarded, are also a
rnong the subjects mentioned by the Minis
ter from the Rppublic of Columbia, ns be
lieved to be suitable for deliberation at the
Congress. The failure of the négociations
with that Republic, undertaken during the
late Administration, for the suppression of
that trade, in compliance with a resolution of
the House of Representatives, indicates the
expediency of listening with respectful at
tention to propositions which may contribute
to the accomplishment of the great end
which was the purpose of that resolution,
while the result of those négociations will
serve as admonition to abstain from pledging
this Govern meat to any arrangement which
might be expected to fail of obtaining the
advice and consent of the senate, by a con
stitutional majority to its ratification.
Whether the political condition of the Isl
and of Hayti shall he brought at all into dis
cussion at the meeting, may be a question
for preliminary advisement. There are in
the political constitution of Government of
that People, circumstances which have hith
erto forbidden the acknowledgement of them
by the Government of the United States, as
sovereign and independent. Additional rea
sons fur withholding that acknowledgment
have recently been seen in their acceptance
of a nominal sovereignty by the grant of a
foreign prince; under conditions equivalent
to the concession by them, ot exclusive com
mercial advantages to one nation, adapted
altogether to the state of colonial vassalage,
and retaining little of independence but the
name. Our Plenipotentiaries will be instruct
ed to present these views to the Assembly
at Panama: and should they not be concur
Yc-d in, to decline acceding to any arrange
ment which may be proposed upon different
The condition of the Islands of Cuba and
Porto Rico is of deeper import and nv e
immediate bearing upon the present inter
ests and future prospects of our union. The
correspondence herewith transmitted will
show how earnestly it has engaged the' at
tention of this Government. The n aston
of both the Islands by the United forces of
Mexico and Colombia, is avowedly among
the objects to be matured by the belligerent
States at Panama. The convulsions to which,
from the peculiar composition of their popu
lation they would be liable, in the event of
such an invasion, and the danger therefrom
resulting of their falling ultimately into the
hands of some European Power, other than
Spain, will not admit our looking at the con
sequences to which the Congress at Pana
ma may lead, with indifference. It is neces
sary to enlarge upon this topic, or to say
more than that all our efforts in reference to
this interest, will be to preserve the existing
state of things, the tranquility of the Islands,
and the peace and security of their inhabit
And lastly, the Congress of Panama is be
lieved to present a fair occasion for urging . .
upon all the new nations of the South, the
just and liberal principles of religious libi r
ty. Not by any interference whatever in
their internal concerns, hut by claiming for
our citizens, whose occupations or interests
mav call them to occasional residence in their
territories, the inestimable privilege oi wor
shipping their Creator according to the dic
tates of their own consciences. This privi
lege, sanctioned by the customary law of na
tions, ami secured by treaty stipulations in
numerous national compacts; secured even
n citizens in tiie treaties with Co
to ou;- o
lombià and with the Federation of Central
America, is yet to be obtained in the otlur
South American States and Mexico. Exist
ing prejudices are still struggling against it,
which may, perhaps, be more'successfully
combatted at this general meeting thai/at
the separate seats of Government of each
I can scarcely deem it otherwise than su
perfluous, _ to observe, that the Assembly
will he in its nature diplomatic and not le
gislative. That nothing can be transacted
there obligatory upon any one of the States
tobe represented at the meeting, unless with
the express concurrence of its own Repre
sentatives, nor even then, but subject to the
ratification of its constitutional authorities at
home. Ths faith of the United State to for-

xml | txt