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AND DELAWARE ADVERTISER.
(three floors above the Farmer's Bank,)—$?"where Subscriptions, Jobs and Adv erti se ments, will be gratefully rece i ved.,/ }
No. 37.
published'," every Thursday by WILLIAM A. MENDENHALL, No. 81, Markets,
TflAY 31,1327
VOL. IV.
MISSOLONGHI.
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....
There 1» a little vale, made beau* ft.l
nv its blue gliding river, and its fields j
Of till green gra- , wherein the .ara has built ,
liiere thehoneysucklc !
è^^liwm^M^h^îxhi^uwbite j
For it is desolate!—Hie honeysurkle
Darkens the broken lattices with boughs
Heavy with unpruned haves; the summer stock
In the small garden n( flowers and fruit
Is trodden clown and wanted, and the weeds ,
Arc many I.k.- the evils of this world; |
The »tool, where yet the straw hive stands, is
If'. , . . „ .
Deserted by the bees, for the buicwced
SsSSSSi" 1 -
Leafless and lifeflcss. And beside its trunk
There sits a pallid Boy, with thin white lips,
And, spectre like, his hand is on a Dog
As meagre as himself, the only thing
Tliat he will let to share his solitude.
This was not always so;—when the last Spring
Gave her first kiss to summer, there were none
More happy than h,slather and that Boy,
Ile had a father then! and there was not
A neater cottage, or a garden where
AVere fruit or flowers.re plenty, in the vale.
rliey were not poor;—can that be poverty ^
YVhere each day brings its own» lhere is no
tw
paid.
THE IDIOT BOY.
... , , , , ... !«
Like that ourselves have gamed, no sleep like j is
. t . r . . . ! is
Mh.ch w tbc re*t of Wumr. It was worth I
A day oftoil to sit, us tliey would si , ! L
Throuerh the loiiir winter evenings, bv a nre
Less bright Ilian till-glad fVc-of the'fair Child j new
Who sat beside his father, listening
With eager eves 10 the strange tales which l.c,
A sailor in bis vont!,, could tell; or else,
In gentler tone's, lie-a r.l how his mother died t |
The very day that iirst In lispM her name.
And vet more pleasant on a summer eve and
To sit in the cool shade of their own door, n r
While Edward, quite forgetful of lirnv tired
lie had been in the morning, would startup
And join and wm bis young companion's race, ui
His father watching, proud of each fleet Step. an
They never seemed apart, for Edward was an
His own dear parent's shadow—labour was .
Üu l>y hiS ,r, d; ' i ri 0ft a e „dfondlv stet 1
He would leave all his sports, and loudly steal
To his most happy father, whose whole life
Hike that'last hoi't-stli iik IfU ve' which binds as
Like thatdast holiest link ot love, whicii umus
OnelS C ldtl °r | S Jl'iA ailu.rhtthe neiirlibour
ing town'** ' " b *
With Charire and nromise of a swift return;
And Wl.eiuiie sunshine of a.Inlv noon
Veil hot upon the earth, bis fatlier left
His solitary labor; the blue sky
Was darkened with a shadow, an.l the air in
Weighed heavy on the brow, and made breath
painful.
He entered thc low r.ottage to prepare
Their meal for his tired hoy, when suddenly
Be heard the sound of thunder from the hills
ltoll o'er the valley; looking out he saw
A bkek cloud on the sun. While yet he gazed,
Like an imprisoned spirit bursting forth,
bwep; a blue flood of lightning o er the sky.
His Edward—where was Edward—out he
rushed,
—Looked wistfully to the low garden gate,
Sliouted-then Ustened-t.il the- heavy
■choed him as in mockery. On a rise,
Ike limits of his little garden's stretch,
filere stood a cherry tree, now rich with fruit,—
H overlooked the land for miles around,
Atid from its branches lie could see the path
"-Ä? ... ..- ,
Ou. never l.olccd «round; the b.lt ..... Jo-n t
And struck him in its ?.nger t —he lay dead! j
The storm sank into silence, and the Boy, !
Blenched, but unharmed, came home;-with one
light bound,
Ynuth, health and happiness step on the wind, .
He sprang beneath the porch. Was it surprise,
Of fear, or augury, that made him turn
Tale unto sickness as he looked around'
The cottage was quite empty,yet the door .
TVssopen wide, the rain had washed the floor. '
2 he dinner lay untouched, and on the hearth
The embers had burnt out ; and stranger still,
Hjs father's hat hung up. And Edward cried
Aloud in agony, and a long howl
Answered him from the garden, and he ran,
Lfd by the sound,—it was his dog had found
His master's corpse, and Edward knew his fa
vv .'Her: .
Him night fell round the Boy,—hope, joy, love,
» . fear,
And every Other sense but memory, fled,
^ÄtSÄ&srsssa
?aS«SSS
I from that hour he saw hi. father dead,
( was an Idiot!
Fp„ m ,h, lMow-YnrkCommercial Advertiser. next
. ........
HIE MISERIES OT MAY DM.
,,q mrTC y on me!" exclaimed the ambi
tious and bustling Mrs. Artful, as, panting
f,„. breath, with distievllcd locks and cheeks lirve
flus]lcd wit)l he.it and fatigue, she followed you
the last load of furniture into a new three i la(
1 story house in Bond-street, and throw her- coax
1 self upon a sofa with one leg less than it had j a
i in the morning—"() my goodness," she con- a |j
tinned, "when will this hateful moving be j
over, and we get things to rights again?" j
"Whv my dear," said Mr. Artful, ">'0" I to
must recollect that it is a job of your own , a |f
«.Thing. I should have been very well con- , |,
I tint to have remained in our snug two-suiry
house in Dey sircet, half a dozen years long j der
1er—or at least until 1 could have built a i t |
I larger house myself. Nothing, however, we
would answer, and 1 fournil was to have no |
peace of my lile, without a larger house, and , M
another removal, and here vve behold the |
fi t his wreck of mahogany and
j crush of crockery'"
, \ „There it is again' Instead of' il
! tim' 1 broke the sideboard and cracked the !
j Çv'Âd'Ô tl^Ä Ä™ !
kp „ t ,. rce st !, rv houses, and how could 1 bold !
head in that ugly old two-story house , es
f()Ulll , s <;no rs, a basement story, or a
niarble mantle-piece in it' ;
, \—Very well, mv dear: Ii > three ]
| story h.use, mahogany doors, and a lighten- 1
5 will add to vuur happiness, here !
t nu have them, and 1 sincerely hope that ,
vnur ambition to live l,ke tbe N overpays, in
afford it as your neighbours. I m suit I
economise as much as arv of your neigh- :!
hours'wives. And then you must recollect, ,
Mr. Artful, that vve have daughtersgrow- ,
i„g up, who must be provided for. Gioruma
! .. rami . ou t''last winter, and A are'., a will be '
j , , r ,, t0 be brought forward the next. ;
j , eel , j m ,. an t0 take then, both to the ,
I Springs with nx this summer. And pray
j . bt .. ux ,i 0 vou think w ou'.d ever have
^ ^„tions ioïhem in the ol.l house. j
|l , v _y cs my dear, the expense is an |
no j ( f c ,; ut |)v the iatfks 0 f things here there ;
!« no end toi* VVliat ever others may do, I
j is no end toAt. vvn iive within mv 1
! is rAT »* r -lit vrir nnthinc would do but |
I n' e new Brussel* carpets, because ;
! L f, h i Mrs. Twist had '
Airs. Uastiall nan tuein. ' Yl ' a * *
j new damask curtains and so must vou— |
And now you perceive neither curtains nor ,
carpets can be made to fit a room in the ;
house Our furniture was respectable, and j
t | ict . e was enough of it. But what is not,
broken does not correspond with this house, j
and if all vvas safe, there is not half enough
n r j t
'
n r j t
sj',.,. ^ j know there will be some ex I
,, st , 'jyjp M-ttiil but vou can get a note to
ui SC ou'nted hist fur the' carpets, and sofas, | V
an ,l sideboards lookingglasses, and new pi-'
an o and curtains that we shall want. And !
. . , k ' niy dear—that is if one ,,,
Wishes them to move in gay and fashionable |
. _
Mr A—Get a discount? Get the devil j
as soon. Compound interest running a note |
an ' d cotT ,pound wear and tear |
running furniture dosai another, would soon !
entoura man's substance, so that he would ,
have nothing to eat himself. Were 1 to |
gratify your pride, and indulge your ambi- I
t,on throughout, the auctioneer would cry,
"going, going, gone." over your fine things
in E a twelve-month, and my name would ap- ;
pea r in the Commercial, 'bv order of thc hon |
orable Richard Kilter.' And as for your
daughters if they have no better endow
e ," ts alul nu otht r attractions, than are sup
nlied bv three-story houses, and gaudy fur
niturtr 'l wouldn't give a brass farthing for
,, thc ' su ;. ors .|„. v will ever have. No man
who is worth marrying would he caught by
Slic h means: and I would rather they remain
", , e tjl) as oW a s the ladies of Monk
t i vin to ma rrv an old idle fortune hun
• . whalebone, and embalmed
i
But dear me Mr. Artful, are '
Mrs. A.—But a . ^ r . V, ,, fo s bi (in - !
you alwavs determine Gioriana i
ed and ungrnteel! Would j ou see Glo. .ana
united to a vulgar tradesman?
, v t; 4rrSf.3SrÄT^
t „î,.., ni br *»
j sensible mechanic, or a shopkeeper w 10 . -
! tends t0 his business, than tor all the dandies
that cvcr pct .ped through an opera glass.
Mrs A.—Marry my daughter to a median
. indeed* You arc so provoking, Mr. Art
« 1 _
Enter Betty—a servant.
tear me ma'am! As I was com
. . , ' „ w jth the' shade of the mantle
' j K " ^ . . n ; eeer with a handbarrow
c oc , « a«rl\tnai 4 hecl it all to atoms.
ru " a S» __ Y ou careless good for nothing
j johl vou so when you took it. Why
husse>,Itol > * running a
didn t you mind > . . j s t0 be
gainst? It seems Y B h
broke before we get settled again. enoug
to drive me stark *
Enter another servait..
Well Miss Gadabut.where haveiy«.been
running to these two hours? YVhat has he
r; sfsrwf«**!* a
thC! ï ÏTJ Indufeysay^cv won't come till
work first, anu they say
next week. Sambo was put in bridewell last
night, and 1 have been clear down to Mrs.
Cio'-'in's to see if she knew of anv other
white-washer. ed
Mrs. A.—Worse and worse: I don't be
lirve W( . sliaU t . ver KCt settled. And don't 1
you think. Mr. Artful, that Mrs. Slyboots ed
i la( i the impudence this morning to try to 1
coax the Cook away, and offered to give her
a do u ar a month more wages. 1 wish with
a |j my heart we were back, again to Dey-;
htreet ' |
Mr. A.—Well, my dear, it is bad enough !
to be sure. But vont- repentance has come ;
a |f ogt . t har too late. These things should ! of
|, av j, been thought of before. As it is. we-courts
must en dure the evils, get the house in or
der an( j r ,. pa i r the losses by frugality. In
t | le , nPin time, vve must get along as well as
we can ful . a ,] ay or two, and perhaps I call
))revai i u ,, on 0 i d Beeswax to let Cxsar, or
M ark Antony, or what's his name, come and
Uie whitewashing for yen.
The foregoing is no ideal picture. Every to
May-day throws ten thousand families into
il e'same situation as that of poor Mr. Art
! t!lem; a „d hundreds and thousands do not
! '"jf Âyfiîw dÄ
! thcir re „ts fro i year to y ear up to the high ;
, es t point. And tiie evil is aggravated a hun- j
dml fold by the inconvenient custom «'f mak- ■
; ing all leases to commence on the first of
] Mat. We can hardly conceive o'., i> thing !
1 more appalling than the annual return of,
! this season of white-wash, w leelbauovvs,
, and suds When the city was bounded on ,
the north by Wall-street, the custom « :
.ful moving, the dieadlul bt^deaueil at
:! is heard. E.eiv hoir _ , . ,, is !
, the same time. Lvt > that uses
, p Ut in requisition, an, c , v ^
them, becomes impudent ami
' '1 hose who c..n remove e.i. tr. 1»'»- -
; number just sufficient to e'iii.niüet 1 tl le su e
, walks and streets for a week be ore tie ratal ,
day, of the general turn out. And tiiui sucn
scolding vv itliin doors and sweating wiui nv
j -such a din of every kind h :tl.c cm u ;
| siou of Babel must have been like the p
; pling rivulet in comparison wn.h tue occm,
I when lashed to a foam by the ' I
1 pest. But whether the complicated evils ,
| will ever be remedied we know not. ^' ,erc i
; is little pi ospect of a change at present In
' the mean time, choosing "rather to endure j
. ... , # i intl n v to others we i
| he ills we hay th..n t. fly
, know wel of, we s, all hi ware ol iA k j
; ing m such moving business, as long as wv
j eau. j
_ j-- _x =re=rrr ;
_
From the London Magazine. J
»MIT1FS OK LONDON. j
... :
No doubttliere are plenty of them, enough I
to make a most lugubrious article tor a hea- |
V y magazine, or a serious periodical. ï v-s- W1
ter.lav morning, as Mr. and Mrs. 1 omhins, I
with their youngest child, wire proceeding j
,,, their gig towards Clapton, just as tuey ,
were," fkc.-' Last night an alarm of fire
broke out in the premises of--— — On
Monday about ten o'clock in the morning, ' ti
the scaffold erected m front of Mr Itui ke s
house, Oxford street, give way, when
shocking to relate."—Such are the melan
rholy paragraphs which meet our cy esev- cu
erv morning at the breakfast table, in er
spersed with "fashionable intcllibenc,|o cu
cose police reports Eorrl Norbury M'' ,
and the sparkling effusions of Char cs
Wright s poetry. But ll > l ; sea ^ suffi ect of t0
Uinities which are the pi estnt subject o,
complaint; neither are they the e mu.ance lu
ot London m September, nor onei ot its t g
in November; our the want of an mv taaun
todinner, nor of a hackney co.ic.iti go o it
one in a shower of ram : nor the losing y nr
snuff-box at a rrovvdeo tlieatie, iimjour
pocket handkerchief, after taking i p c#
which is just as bad; though these indeed, |
may be calamities to excite Mt. 1 «»'V s "
ritation or Mr. Sensitive s spleen. I he ca
lainities now to be complained of are of a
more serious kind, but they are ali out ot
door calamities, and will be immediately
rrcocnized as vexing evils, besetting all in
e ve-v st'-cct of the town, only to he remedi
c.y b.tnret o tne t j
mrenre of* the' Uw's strong arm. It may
SfSWSÄ SV SSA «-» * *>. «
M j«m jf," »".Î.S ^.4 S
eyi (c a y , » W alks intercepted
distva« ig interrunted any where
and one ' f t -
within a quarter ot a mile ot eit er oi rue
1 heatres, and about the "' u ' s ' ,
seven in the a ternoon, by a set of ragge
boys and shtrtless ldleis, who p e 1
you, bore you, importune you, tollow )0U the
whole length of thc street, screaming m
your ears the reiterated, unquelible request,
to "buy a bill of the play* I is vain to
say you are not going; vain to tell a lie and
say you have got one; equally vain to kick,
strike, or swear at them, push one away,
and another succeeds, like the heads of the
b ydra . Conceiving that prudential and eco
nyora.^ ^. event yo „ r pul ._
chasing their damp and dit'ty scraps, they
..ntni re their thirty-times urged request, by
U Witf,
atld sickened visage, and
u—as s. warz$
»«riS
youdarenot take advantage #f the cleanly
of fire J
—"O' 1
ble
of
a
en
swept crossing which seems to invite your
footsteps, for the passage is guarded by a
gyisly black, with a red night-cap and stunt
ed broom, who clamorously demands you to
spare a half-penny; follows you the whole
length of the crossing, and from hi» mutter
ed curses of disappointment when he leaves
you, makes you begin to think it is almost a.
crime to come out with a copperless pocket,
Talking of street-sweepers, who that has
lived six months in London, and has six
grains of bile in his composition, that has not
execrated in his heart him whom I come to
describe. Emerging from the neighborhood
of Convent-garden, through the narrow
we-courts into Coventry-street, midway be
tween the shop of Hamlet, the jeweller, ami
that ot Hawley, of the same craft, there is a
short crossing (made by Rupert street 1
think,) which is guaided by agreat he sailor
looking fellow, with broom in one hand, and
hat m the other. In the winter, lie occasion
aily puts both in one, by way of pretending
to keep lim.self warm, slaps the unoccupied | b
hand vigorously agairst his leftside, which
has become so worn with such repeated ap or
ponderous palm. In summer he cuts off the
SÄjSÄiÄ
; nine o'clock m the morning till dusk-"Now
j do sir ' "God b.ess you, sir . "bpare a ;
■ half-penny.
Having passed this abomination of besom
! evs> thls prmC e ot posts, and encountered a
f ,, w moret nn t quite so interesting as he of
Coventry-street, you recollect perhaps, that
, you wallt tocal | on a friend in Berkeley
: street or beyond it. Well, vvc'll grant you
.i^ m,\uhi' i™ ' „ Tp,
! t,ie 100th i sal in, and 1 rat Goody, or
P erIla ! >s ' ? h' 0 "''-natuied ina_i, l.i the stieets,
«dl. a wife and three following children, fa
vor y ou with some rrulhj new compositions,
and sing "Uierry ripe and "lie been
roamin g.' at the top of their vexes; or per
, haps another, equally good-natured, will
not ,,nly offer you these very songs tor sale,
blJt actua Hy three or four yards of such new
elÜMf whi rh he unrolls and displays for
your inspection. Wed, notwithstanding
tliese litt | c interruptions, you pursue your .
I walk in comparative peace, till you com.
, thf vvi , it( . Uorsc Cellar, to that comi
i tatus of coachmen ami r;uls, that synagogue
, et loo8P> that emporium of oranges, and
j t hut multitude of persons of all sexes, who,
i k . . * .
to my astonishment arc alwaj s » anti, t, to
j .. go down the road, as the coachmen n iv c
ri.ere you are regularly in for it; bust
j led by bov s, beseeching vou to buy; their
; penknives and pencils, lemons, pocket boots,
J sealing wax, ami sword canes. W hile you
j stand for a moment, pitying a poor woman,
: whom two merule s cads are forcing into a
I wrol ,g CO ach, a third runs up, and insists
| UJ)0n j t you want to go to Putney; and ' !,e j
W1 , rst ,,f j t is, he does not seem the least a- ]
I bashed at your contemptuous look in return, |
j but se ems tn think it quite a natural thing
, that a well dressed gentleman (such as you
fo.tter yourself to be) should want to "go
down the road." Escaped from this, ami
' ti red with your walk, you perhaps wish to
s lake a coac l, to the next part of the town
y(m are g0Illg to . \\ ith some little bawline,
the coachman is awakened, with some diffi
cu i ty the machine is put in motion, and with
some rattling the step is let down at thc
cu rb-stone. Now the calamity to be com
, plained of isMh.su-wlien' ""J^rtah V « atal
thp coa ch having told the m. n where
of t0 ,lnve ' man sti ! kvepsthe (or
o, opcn< aIld with a rapid touch «ff his hat,
lu ,pes you will remember him. Now, ti n
this may appear a smalt evd to some who
wou j,| quietly say "Drive on, yet to others
o it is an intolerable nuisance to be asked tor
nr any thin5 which > nu are either unwilling to
givei or „bilged to refuse; at all events,.it is
an evil when you stale to the man that you
| iave no coppers, or, without any such state
ment, desire him to shut the door—to have
that do,)!* slummed with such energy dis
a app()intmcntl as if you bad grossly insulted
ot ^ fcUow by your rcsouable nou-compli
ance
I
an (such as you
J flotter yourself to be) should want to "go
1 down tiie road." Escap'd from this, and
So much for some pedestrian calamities to
which he who ventures forth into our streets
The concluding one, for the ju e
Thcre is no one
that
is subject.
sent, shall he equestrian,
who ever rode through a street in tow
is not as conversant as disgusted with the
calamity of little boys or black-guard men
running after you, and following you, street,
after street, exclaiming at regular intervals,
and in the same tone, "Shall I old your orse,
sir? Want your orse eld, sir?" Nor im
precations, nor cutting at them with your
whip, avail; and equally vain is it to try and
esr.ape them by putting your horse into a
trat on the pavement, and endangering his
knees; when you think you have fairly got
out of their reach and the sound of their
spleen-inspiring voice, you look round and
behold with dismay the same face, with a
nasty sort of knowing grin upon it, und hear
ith disgust the eternal, tormenting,!never
to-be-escaped, "Want your orse eld, sir?"
This may appear a trifle, but trifles some
times raise our wrath.—1 do not think 1 am
over sensitive, yet I own my bile is very se
verely excited by this evil. Here leave*we
off, under the conviction, that unless some
steps are taken to check these attacks on
the comfort and nerves of the civilized part
of the population, however they may build
anti rebuild, and beautify and Macadamize
the streets, there will very coon be cone to
walk on them
w
MISSOLONGHI.
A history of the siege of Missolonghi, ha*
been published at Paris, by M. Auguste Fa*
bre, a French writer of considerable celeb
rity. It contains a number of most inter
esting details with respect to that memora
ble event. The bravery and sell-devotion
of the unfortunate Greeks are painted with
a very masterly pencil. It is well known,
that after having been disappointed in all
their hopes of aid, feeling their rampart*
crumbling under their feet, seeing their fa
thers, their wives, and their children, per
ishing by famine, the garrison sent a Commu
nication to the only corps that was able to
give them any succour, that of Kairaskaki,
requiring it to attack the rear of the enemy
en a certain day, and to announce its arri
val by a general discharge of musketry, at
which moment the garrison would make a
sortie, and endeavor to cut their way thro'
the besieging army. On the appointed day,
Missolonrhi was assem
the pojiujatmn of MwolonghlWMaMem
| b ed. I here remainea three tnousa oi
d.ers, (including those who, i»Uhough s.ck
or wouuded, were callable of marching ^tli
themselves strong enough to brave
sewL'm me"»'.iclothe.
HE&HS&ySK:
ing talisman, the'reveredl relics ot tne.r an
; ^ s ' ri ke the enemyfor secure
the* not beffig taken alive. Those whose
weakness forbade them to tollow thetroaps,
. , , , t elv wounded, the sick.
| h( . . an d She infants resolved to bury
[hemsdves in the ruins of the town. It was
* tSe ïnoment
. ,, th f am ;i: ea of Missolonehi
est warriors were subdued to tears; and the
bravest hcarts quailed at the approaching
se[)aration _ ,\ll these preparations were,
ho F wev re „ c iered abortive by the infa
treachery of a Bulgarian soldier, who
llJ(1 deserted to Ibrahim, and disclosed the
who , , an The Turks suddenly attacked
lhe ^ an d bathed themselves in Chris
u m |)1(joJ The scene that followed was
:, . , .,ß ut fflne vo i ce was heard among
".ie e?"spai r ing women," says M. Fahre:-!
!,.[. () tile ' se!l , to the sea ' Many precipitat
. c( , thcnlscWe8 - ltlto the wells, into which
. fi ,. s t threw their children. But the
of death
puipos« oi utaui.
for slavt . Hi followed close on their victims.—
c Severa , won)cu and seven children, had the
a(lth . efcS ani | the good fortune to free them
SL .i ves on ,he naked swords of the Arabs;
l)t |, e rs plunged into the flames of the burn
jug houses; twelve hundred, who could die*
coyer , )0 way of destroying themselves, Fell
a into the hands of the enemy.
"T| ie attention of the conquerors was soon
j Hrawn to the powder magazine.
] Hn(1 soliditv 0 ç t |, c building induced them to
| bel - ieV( . tbat the wealth of the inhabitants
L , bee|) there deposited. It contained,
, , wowen a „a children, and
Lpsalis'dine'of the primates of the town.
who |. av i n ^„bstinatelyrefusedtoaccompa
to ny thc " rison in ttie ir projected sortie,
c ), lul , lctrd tu the powder magazine, a crowd
of wome „ alK | children, saving, 'come and
be st i|i ; I myself will set fire toit.') They
W ept not, they had no parting to apprelientf;
Ule ' grave was about to unite them forever.
The S molhers tranquilly pressed thtir infants
w tl , eit . breasts, relying on Capsalis. In
the meanwUile, the enemy crowded round
the , r asylum; 30me attempted to break open
tht . doo ri ; some to enter by the windows;—
n some cljmbe( , the roof, and endeavored to
,| enijljsh it At length, Capsalis perceiving
(hat a vast ,, umbe r had assembled, uttered
tor a brief »raver familiar to the Greeks-«?Lord
to I . l , mC(llher ' meand applied the match.—
is T|e explosioil Was s0 violent, that the
ne j g)lboril)s hous -s were thrown dawn,
, al . gu e ,,. isnis were produced in the eaith.
al)d the sea mnV ed from its bed, inundtted
*• lhr town
' 1 1 with Capsalis.'»
wa's the catastrop^ of this terrible drama!
gtli became full, and it was a long
w.,y from the ramparts to that part of the
hich was sufficiently deep for the
i'lie conqui'rors.diixious
I wells at l. ti
harbour
The size
Two thousand barba
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to
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A". Y. Commercial Daily Adver
tiser.
From
the Jt lias already been mentioned that the
forts in and about the Havana were built of
the same kind of Lime Slope as the houses
and public buildings,
the Morn stands is of the same, and is very
im- high. This place is supposed to be one ot
the strongest in the world,
and j Nature has given it a base ot nearly a liuh
a , dred feet above the sea, in addition to what
his a; t has effected. Indeed the former has done
got I n ,ost of the work. The Morn can mount
f, 0 m 200 to 230 guns—at present it is gar
and | l isoned by about oOO troops. On tl e top of
a | the immense rock already'mentioned, is the
light house, elevated a considerable distance
a bove the highest part of the fortification.—
At times in the winter, when the North
w ; nd blows, and as the rock projects so far
am j r ,t 0 the water, an occurrence of this kind
se- produces a scene of uncommon sublimity
and grandeur.
Immediately behind this is the Cabana,» still
on stronger fortification, elevated sufficiently a
part hove it to command it. Thisplace can contain
f l om bOO to 700 pieces of artillery, and gar
rison 1Ü.00Ü soldiers. At present there ar«
to but S companies, or 500 troops. Fort Prill
cipe also is capable of garrisaninj from C00
CUBA XU 1827.
LET FER IV.
The rock on which
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