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Thousleepest!—but wilt thou wake, fair child, When the fawn wakes in thc forest wild, ring mounts, with breeze of When the lark's morn, When the first rich breath of thc rose is born'— Lovely thou sleepest.—yet something lies thy soft-sealed eyes! loo deep and still Mournful, though sweet, is thy rest to see, —When will the hour of thy rising be > Not when the fawn wakes,—not when the lark On the crimson cloud of the morn floats dark! Grief, with vain passionate tears, hath wet The hair-shedding gleams o'er thy pale brow yet; Love, with sad kisses—unfelt—hath prest Thy meek drooped eye-lids, and quiet breast;— And thc glad spring calling out bird and bee, Shall colour all the blossoms, fair child, but thee ! . Thou art gone from us, bright one! that thou should'st die, And life be left to the butterfly! Thou art gone as a dew-drop is blown from the hough, Oh! for the world where thy home is now!— How may we love but in doubt and fear, How may we anchor our fund hearts here, How should even joy but a trembler be, Beautiful dust! when we look on thee! From the Connecticut Mirror. THE CORAL INSECTS. Toil on—toil on—ye ephemeral train, Who build in the tossing and treacherous main, Toil on—for the wisdom of man ye mock With your sund-bns'd structures, and domes of rock— Your columns the fathomless fountains lave, And your arches spring up to the crested wave— thus to boldly rear d car. You're a puny race A fabric so vast, in a realm Ye bind the deep with your secret cone, The ocean is seal'd, and the surge a stone— Fresh wreaths from the coral pavement spring Like the terrac'd pride of Assyria's king— where thc breakers roll'd The turf looks gre. O'er the whirlpool ripens the rind of gold— Tiic sea-snatch'd isle is the home of men, And mountains exult where the wave hath been. But why do ye plant 'neath the billows dark Tile wrecking reef for the gallant bark' There are snares enough on the tented field— 'Mid the blossom'd sweets that the vailles yield— There are serpents to coil ere the flowers are up There's a poison drop in man's brightest cup— There are foes that watch for his cradle breath, And why need ye sow thc floods with death? AVith mouldering bones the deeps are white, From the ice-clad pole to the tropics bright. The mermaid hath twisted her fingers cold With the mesh of the sea-boy's curls of gold, And the gods of ocean have frown'd to see The mariner's bed in their halls of glee. Hath earth The boundless sea for the thronging dead? Ye build—ye build—but ye enter not in! Like the tribes whom the desert devour'd in their sin; From the land of promise ye fade and die Ere its verdure gleams forth on your weary eye;— As the sires of Egypt's pyramid, Their noteless bones in oblivion hid, Ye sleep unmask'd 'mid tbe desolate main While the wonder and pride of your works re main. graves, that ye toil to spread THE LADIES' EMEND. qN TASTE IN FEMALE DRESS. FT "Dress is the natural finish of beauty, out dress, a handsome women is a gem that is not set." I am an old man now, but I have loved the ladies dearly all the days of my life ; and, though "the high blood" no longer runs "frolic through my Veins"—though the frost of age has "silvered o'er my head"—my at tachment to the better sex remains pure and uniliminished, and thank heaven, my perception of physical and moral beauty is still in its meridian power. I look back up on thc years of my youth, upon the prime With of mv manhod, when the loveliest and the best of women was the solace of my heart, with a dearfa soothing delight, which the wealth of worlds Could not purchase. on Sixty-five year) have not rolled regardless over mv head Within that period-a little eternity in prospective, but scarcely more than a y noint in the past-many are the changes of the i, es, an of manners, that ïhaWobscrvred Connected, in some mens are with mv naturally invincible admira tion of the sex, has been on attention to their v„,ious styles of personal decoration ; and ! tli on eh in'somc respects, I entertain a per fee civ pbilosonhir.nl contempt of dress, I will not shrink from the avowal, that, in the contemplation of a beautiful woman, el - ceantlv and tastefully attired, I have at all times,'enjoyed a pleasure of no vulgar cast. Time was, when Ike waist of a span, "Small by deg,-, es, and bcautfully less," the clebrated Ducjessot Devonshire, whose ,. zone was exactly the circumference of an 4 orange and a iaIf, exerted the envy of the whole wrld of fashion but this ami numberless osier absurdities, have been humed down thestream of oblivion n u more it is honed, lo intrude into til (.regions of taste. Peake! stomachers, fort ficat.o, bosoms, monstrois craws, cork hips, and protuberant padi,-have ,n succession been ' consigned to tlu family vaults ot all the Lap,Ilets ; and (^withstanding all its faults I must be permitted to consider the present, age as greatly superior to many that are l ,a *'; , ,, . . „„ mQn I lie love o|dress is natural to woman. Tlr.s has heel seen and attasted, in all ages f and in all couUries of the world in the most savage as well as in the most polished states. Isis a laudable, a useful, an interesting pro pensity ; Ibut it requires to he chast.se« and regulated by tie hand of tasU, by a en. of the beautiful p natimcof the collect j harmonions m »rt Thus ,t will gen^a j be seen, that î e m tl^ v hich s most highly cultivated »i l b jn t sucl - e "["J 1 th * art of personal ^Coratwn, piovuled its a tention be directed or atti acted to var. that point Loid LhLStt.fiea 1 BecUrcd; that he could notlieip fami g som I uf a man's sense a«d character from the st lc nf Ins dress. Sucn a 1 , I fallible ; yet 1 am inchm d to think, * bb i the feeling oi sentiment espec \ respect.to the opposite 13 i than might be at tl ' at sus >> ' , J f ! haps, we- s eldnm, it ever . ; male, wl, ose genu al sty le« «lit«« case elegant, and up p <> prat« that w don, | aou,i;e mt maU 'jc'4 u ' i ntal 'cy "^ ^ her disposition, mind, and manner, toadtnne and to love. sketch ot The lullowing short Put striking sketch ot a bull-bate, will give the reader a pretty good idea how these barbarous amusements are . conducted. BULL-BAITING IN LIMA. "My attention was diverted from the as- z i sembly by the cry of the bull and the savage I monster came bellowing trom bis confine-, ment into the arena : be glared wildly round the spectators, who set up a shout and ed their handkerchiefs; espying a horse enclosed with him, he made impetuously on wav man towards him ; the «horseman had a spear and a cloak over liis arm—the latter j on lie shook in the face of the bull, and turning Ins horse dexterously on one side evaded ; the plunge of the animal. This manoeuvre ! repeated several times, pursuing in liis j turn the bull and pricking him with the spear, when the enraged monster would I w'lieel on his pursuer, who by the same slight would avoid him. His performance went off with great eclat but at last the bull, making a most furious charge turned the same way with the horse, and plunged hls horns into the horse's b nvls : with a spring he cleared himself of his antagonist and bounded round the ring with the rapidity of lightning. A shout of applause at the bull's feat, who exultingly shook his gory front, at the rider,who firmly kept his seat on the fly ing horse, burst from the spectators. Iht poor animal soon became exhausted by Iris exertion and loss of hlood, when his rider drew a stiletto and eased him of life. Another combatant now came on the field carrying a long iron spear: with this he dropped on oim knee in front of the door ïrjïüïft'Ârta by his keepers, rushed out of the door, but savage, steadily grasped Ins spear, and as lie came up received him on its point, pene- - Hating through the body and coming out nf the back - it had cut liis life strings and he staggered and sprawled at the foot of the matador This sq P pleased thc crowd that it was called for again. Another man step Ä oSTU-X°f~^sh U ed critical moment, the spear shook in his hand the hull pushed past it and pounced on the luckles wretch : a shriek—a toss into the an —and aTlwas over with him. The mon ster exultingly bathed his head in the bow els of his victim, and trampled out his flesh sä long ; at is came on decked with flags and bells and having attached to his body in different pla ces bunches of squibs. A man was fastened on his hack, whose business it was to tor ment the bull with a dagger he held and fire the squibs, which with the jingling of the bells, and the flaring of the flags wrought the animal up to the highest pitch of mad ness-he flew'round the ring, he leaped and , plunged, writhed and tossed, hut his tormentor pertinacioulv kept his scat while shouts and cries and peals of laughter burst from all quarters—finally after the bull had tried every expedient to rid himself of h.s troublesome companion, and all the specta tors were satisfied to their hearts' content with his antic gambols, his rider plunged the dagger into him and rid him of his mise ry. -- ARABIC SON» S. Major Denham speaks forcibly of the ef ,. h , , f xc ; tc K rea*ly tile passions. I 4 J* ^ rirc i e n f Arabs straining their \vitli a fixed attention at one moment, . witl) 1(m ,i laughter the next, " J £ ,„ ul clas p i; „ ; their bands „ 1 \ 'estaev of grief and svmpatby." translation of one of their ex ^efoHowmg t, anslatio ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ .. ^ J [ j 5 ' n( i be autiful. ' ,. M ' hl are but as thc f :U! tastic dreams D J I with the hopelessness my love 1 b 1 ». • se L . ven us a sta r shines the 1 ■ | ^. , bUokest ni , lt . () . Mabro Ln thv head sinks too with sorrow at losing him whose thoughts are still of thee; but as (lcs( , lt bird drops am j smooths its wing f , , dj > av the richness ofits plumage, so w 1 j( . t - bu; cause thee to appear i al - n -used ch irms " " ; 01le ' nl0re poetical speed ^ ^ different character, and on a vc different 5 „i,j e ct from our last. It is a tl . aas i atl0n l)V Major Denham of a funeral soml of thc - Fl . zzaae ers, in honor of their sl . lin chief It is sa s d to be translated liter allv .—it bas feeling, taste and merit. .'. oh , truBt not to gun and the sword! T , )e of the unbeliever prevails ! Boo Klialoom. thc good and the brave, has fallen! Who shall be safe ? Men bang their heads Sl)1 . r ow, while women wring their hands, I rending the air with cries ! As a shepherd i js to liis flock, so was Boo-Khaloom to Fez j, all i Give him songs ! Ciive hirn music! i WlV«t words can equal his praise? Ills ! heart was as large as the desert ! His cof ; fors were like the rich overflowings from the cameU comforting and nourishing those | avoulKU ,im ! His body lies in the land of the ^ hcatlum 1 The poisoned arrow of the unbe ljcv ,. evails ,'>> — »• ljcv ,. — »• NAVAL SKETCH-! OOK. Under this title, an interesting Work has . ust been published in London, of which we find, in the June number of tie Museum , a review, extracted from Blackwood's Muga z i a e. As a specimen of the Sketches in these volumeSj we subjoin a sailor's account of his . ,.,i th,. ('nmt Martial * running away, and the Court Alai tail. A GAXiLHY SÏOE.Y. on the t other. _ business—tarn in just end spite of your shore-go,m, ' growlers, you 11 find a man o -wai s bai not so bad alter all. . "You maytalk o' 'he'.anlshipsofpresmg I your man-hunting, and tilt likts such lit ) Uly prate; but if there's never no.entrmg how the 1.-11 can you help i must be unarm'd as well ;as V 0 "' ."' il,c "". men. Marclianmei. must l ave *>»«» convoys; tor if they 11111 ^Se - there's a stopper over M upon(trade > take the consarn how you will,^by or large there s not a King s -£® n ^ L»hto a mend it. Bear up lot Black wall I p board an Ingeeman, and " ee ''°' v 3™ " badgered about by » ( 1 ^ 1 , 0 « m hysunnmu(lungo*built beg^di . * their service-lose a finger or fi by the chime of a cask in the hold, or fall fiom 4 loft and fracture your pate, then see whose s pension or 'smart. I ", e d°l'!Iw'vers* ticators-nom- o'your long-winded lawye.s, like Faddy Quin .the »weeper .01 Cofim a.fellow afloat on the: fleet.has telt moie o but just to set you to ^ - W1S L t first of all know, it's " Well, you must t fil st it a l Ki ow, n s exactly—lets * e ®"r® xac "y first f come the third of November, sine ; was prest by the Wengeance s cutter. J he ship w" e b ^" S 8h e\ V as! There wos'nt à faster seventy-four in the saririce : ^he vms ! ka "Vstfrin^ ' The cÄ 'was one o' your m her stat on. 1 c ^ a sai i 0 r's friend to thoro-bred tais, ay, ... h-iwk He the mast. see never went out 0 P a to'-sail-sheet, a smnething am 11 j taut, or a yard ïïÂMaï —„v.fea: I tells you what a-tis— as often I told you afore—what you loses 011 one tack, you gains Overhaul both sirtes o' the so in ed the like tor, he ed, the no tor up and you tles as the I Ward eye—and his mouth all awry from (lue to ear-ring.. "Well, howsomnever mi soon R 1 may my, I was shipped—as I took both helm and lead, I was put on the folk-sail at once, "Soon after, we sa, led for the Baltic and as I bevelled it aboard VC1 y well with all hands, and moreover a somst-of-a-sort of a fancy-man with the first Leaftennant I was clapt in the barge—ay, and I takes it, had offner the slinging of the Captain s cot, nor his coxen. "Well, you know, for more nor five nor s \ x months, every thing was going on as gay a s a goose in a gutter, when, cotping back to Spithead from a cruize, who should come 0 fTto the ship but the postman, fetching me a lubberly letter from home, what hxesmy fate. For, you see, the very identical day that I gets it_as the barge, under the charge of a bit of a boy, went to wait tor the Gap tain at SaHy-port stej« (the de^cl coming in up for the hack o' the point, Well, there was the vounker, singing out like a soger, and cracking on every thing 'low and a-loft' to come up with the chase— when I drops him astarn—whips mawher ry, and over in a jiffey to Oossey.* "Well the first tiling m course I docs, was to make t(ir f)ld Mos( ..s> slop-shop and search for a suit of shore-going togs. 1 here I was nveihauling rig after rig just as fickle as a flaw on the surfis; till I hxes at last on a white linen shirt, with a flying-jib-frill and throat-seazing complete, a pair of gafi-to sail-boots, and tanfittmg breeks-a black long-tailed coat, towing over mv taffel with a sUv-scraper-capc—and one of your flush built waistcoats, with hanging-ports on the pockets, when docking n, y tail, and dowsing mv whiskers close by the boards, I powders mv pate, and claps on a broad-broad chopper clean over all. Well, as soon as I was rcg'larly a taunto _ ev erv thing taut fore-and-aft and yards sq „ ar e,l with Moses-tor you see I'd a New land for ten in the letter—I just takes a bit ,,f a overhaul squint in the glass; then glanc a t Moses, who was looking out as sharp ,, s ' a shovel-nose for a Guineaman—''Moses, says i, *|, v the cut o' my jib, but I'll pass lor a parson.—'Tip us your daddle, says I, 'ne vt !,. suy die-and scud like a mugen, and book us a berth in the mail.' Well, off he fii es -av, as fast as if the d-1 was in his w -ike with a 'douille pjece of pork, and clinches a place in a crack. Thinks I to mV self, this is running thc- rig—it 11 gee very we u if it dosen't get wind m the barracks fol . voll S c-e, just at that time, the sogers were ]ookinR out'sharp for their 'straggling no nev >. Howsomcver, you know, as the coach .lUU.'t weigh till after eight, there I was, brought up in Moses' coal-hole, just like a collier in thc'Lower Hope.'f waiting for the tain of the tide. Well, at last I weighs, with Moses as pilot, when after'backing and filling,' and boxing about every lane what led to the coach, we comes along side her just as she claps on herj canvass. Ye hove, there, coachee, says I, what! d n your eves* forget your freight; (tor you see I was 'shaking a cloth in the wind.) Is that your respect for the church? says I. Come down from aloaft and set me aboard, says I, or 1 II break every lubberly bore in your body.— Well, the words were scarce out o' mv when just as I was stepping into the ' the coach, what the d-1 should I feel but a grip by the scruff o' the neck !— There I was, all-a-back—boned by the Lord, by the master- 1 't-arms, and a man hunting partv o' marines. Moses, you know, was off like a shot; and as I couldn't make plav in my togs, or palaver any o' the pas sengers to lend me a fist, in course 1 d to strike to the party. "W"U, howsomever, to shorten the mat ter: after I comes up, as down in the month as a midshipman's dough-boy, I was clapt into limbo, togs and all, as I stood, till the skipper comes off after dinner. 1 here lie was trying to stopper a smile on his mug and clap on a graverdigger's grin; when, at last, says he, coming for'ard to face me, 'Well, my man, what 'ave you to say tor yourself?' says lie.—'Nothing sir,' says I— 'No 1 ' savshe, indeed you're the lust man in the ship I thought would have run. ' How somcver,' said he, 'I'm sorry it happened to be i/o», 'kase, as 1 must make a sample ot some un, the only course I can take is to try you by a regular court-martial. —I hope not sir, says I ; rather you'd punish me aboard, i' you please.—Iiowsomevcr, you know, there was never no use in palavering, tor his mind was made up; and he was as good as his word, for as he never broke it with no man, by the return o' post I was ordered loi "Well as soon as 1 gets aboard the Glati - Jack at her peak.il only m > m 4 s o clapt under thc charge ot a chap as they calls the proviky-marshall.§ s <4 ^ here was (he , devll t0 pay and no f pitch hot!'— piping the side for the skippers, and the guard presenting arms to them as he and «« B off tbe barge8 . I pr à ! ver seed so many swabs" on a deck in my j ^ a ,^ owomever as the bell strikes two crsShÄwdK soon as they were ready to open their fire to they rings a bell, when m I He rec'lar convoy of two armed cratt, (tor see there was a royal, with a bagnet in h.s fist, a on my larboard beam) and the proviky-mar tial, rigged out in acocked-hat athwart » P, »ÄÄfgJs; mouth, cabin o overhauling a parcel o' papers below at the bottom. "Well, as soon as this rum-looking fellow in black (the judge of advice,:(:f: as they call ed him) was ready to lay down the law, up the whole on 'em gets, Bible in hand, and tarns- to swear f muttering like a parcel of methody parsons,) to sarve out justice a like to man and messmate. "There was the tkipper,§§ standing in the Commodore's wake, (foras he was prosecu tor, you see, he'd to reg'larly stand to what he said;) and nobly the poor fellow behav ed, for never a question he asked more of a witness nor was necessary to clinch the con sarn. Well, vou know as I was going to leeward as fast as a hay-stack afloat, I takes the advice of one o' the captains, and axes no more o' yourtraverse-sailinglU questions; tor you see, they did me more harm than e nough. So as soon as the skipper's palaver was over, there was 'pall the capstern,' and clear the court, till the judge of advice drew up a paper for a fellow, throwing karector and all upon the mercy of the court. Well you know as soon as he reads it aloud, and both the first leaftennant and skipper corned for'ard to say a few words in my favor, there was tarn out agin for a bend, till they set tles the sentence; when in I comes to hear, as I thought, my unfortunate fate. "As soon as 1 enters the cabin, anjl sees the commodore and captains o' the court, looking as fierce and as black as tfle d—1 blaze, and every man on 'em with their gold-laced scrapers reg'larly shipped, some 'athwart ship,' and some fore and aft, says I to myself, the game's all up with you, Sam—that the yard-arm signal, as sure as a gun!—(for you see 'twas only a fortnight a jfbre I was prest, I happened to be put into Old-Baily-bay, as the judge was clapping on his cap to condemn an unfortunate fellow to death;) so in course I thinks this shipping of scrapers was the sim'lar signal. Howsom ever, you see I was ahead of ,my reck'ning; but instead of going round the fleet, I was sentenced to one hundred lashes aboard my own ship! . No, no; none of'your Court Martials for Jack! If so be as I'd a' gammoned the skipper to a' settled the score at once, and sarved me out myself, I'd a' napped no more nor four dozen at the outside. m a * Gussey —Gosport. fOne of the lower Reaches in the river, where merchantmen frequently wait when the wind is foul, the turn of the tide. (Royal William —the flag-ship at Spithead. || A union jack flying at the peak, is the signal for a court-martial sitting. Ç Provost-Martial. "Two bells—nine o'clock. See Naval Anom alies. . ■(-(•President. ((Judge Advocate. §§The skipper—Jack's constant phrase for his own captain. x * Cross-examination. Ü Epaulets. THE DANDY'S CREED. I believe that a gentleman is any person with a tolerable suit of clothes, and a watch and snuff-box in his pocket. 1 believe that honor means standing fire well; that advice means an affront and con viction a leaden pill. I believe that adoration is only due to a fine woman, or her purse; and that a woman can keep one secret—her age. I believe that my character would be lost beyond redemption, if I did not change my dress four times a day, bilk my schneider, Petersham tie, and patronize Hobby wear a for boots. . . I believe that playing at rouge et nàtr is the only honorable way of getting a liveli hood; that a man of honour never pays a tiadesman, because "they are a paefc of scoundrels"; and that buying goods, means ordering them without the purpose of pay »«S- . -, I believe that debt is a necessary evil. I believe that the word dress means na kedness in females; that husband implies a person engaged to pay a woman's debts; that economy means pusillanimity ; that a coachman is an accomplished nobleman; and that a person talking about decency bore. , I believe that there is not a cleverer or prettier fellow in town than myself; and that as far as regard the women, I am altogether irre bistable. is a irre bistable. AN OLD STORY IN A NEW DRESS. A pious man, whs lived upon alms, had saved up a jar of oil at a time when oil was verv dear. He had hung it up over his pil low. One night having lain down with his staff ill his hand, he began to calculate the profit which he should derive from Jus oil If said he, 1 sell it at such a price, with the money I will buy a sheep that will produce meso mauv lambs the first year, so many Z second, and so many the third. In a tew years when these lambs shall hav e nuilu 1-11 buy a piece of land, and build a pi, cd, I will buj a_P>e wU) have abundance large house j wiU mav ry the daugh CJ r Ich a one and the wedding shall be celebrated with 1b* greatest, pomp-Mead shall circulate at it in profusion and 1 w.U snail C. poor and rich, theleavn edand men of business There shall be no want of any thing, and the people shall talk long afterwards of the nuptial festevities. Mv wife shall bear me a son, who shall receive the best education in the world, i will myself, instruct him in the sciences, and morals, he will be a gentle well-dispos- . ed boy, who will listen to the counsels ot his father. But if lie should take it into Ins herd to be obstinate and vicious, how t. would thrash him', As lie ^ thus, m the warmth of his imagination, J en tally chatsising his son, he gave the blow with his stick, that be smasb and thej oil deluged his face was m jar such a ed it in pieces and heard.