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l'iiblixhvil, i*v<*i y Tltursiliiy by IV1 l.l.I.I M A. ME .\ Hh.\ 11.11./., No. Kl, Murket-st. (three door» above the Farmer's Bank, ) — ifj" where SuBSCRimr vs, Jons anil Advertisements, will be gratefully received .„/'.J!
SUNF 7 , £327
No. 38 .
VI'l' 1/V. Viivi Hi tsu'H-.x rs not eveeeiling
' i uvc" will be in-:ertfil four times for one (
x ' 1 '' : ', : ! U ' n I » j c ,nts for each subsequent inscr-i
'!' Itv, .„tinned for three months, f! 5U—for |
''"'••r ,1 ' " l «»• or for one year*!. .!
j •'•'■ihers'are eiitiihul to the privilege of I
■ r t In ir " ne. , ola'i of residence, andocci- ,
■ Il " ....the lbt'Mfr, »***>*• .
' ri')! I/S' 0 y HI'l'iSI'llll' /'/'i.y.—To those
,Ul Mu L paper hy nubl, L-a dollars. «ml
those whu d' not. /<<s« <IA!.u's>wJI,.:»l l ; i ,>,. -oh ,
v v v r I. : I r »»ot i n :i< lv .m*' ' » - -»
■.rd: an«! h' not \»a*ul lielore the e\pi-i
ill he discontinued nnl n ;
and all arrearagesai e
who r-*
.1 v-*ar,
vill he Civ
ration of th«
; >S«i'
r»pl ion
s notice is :
lor the IVilmlvgloniCii.
1.1NF.S TO MISS F.. M.
,*,M-tom ' > clill'l
Doai* Klin,—'ni:i> in -
I'lvsnmv to nsi ;
Four fortli in "ii.ilivt
To tlive ll simple* mituiifjlit stl'iiil!*
til - v.ilnvil Iismv
lillltvs Willi, 1
ik« mv willliiT mus** impart
F*im v** . , .
l«s mee.l of ^rutituil**, lino <> v 1
How nmcli I owe thy fwlinB* bear«.
For peart 1 bave but svklom known.
I oni** bail .lark ni.sfortum s *« *
Fast o'er mv soul the *icU'mi>K cares
Yet hopes, like llowers, wouhl rise ami bloom,
Anil in their briu*'.tm*ss peristi there.
Yes: sorrow mark'd my carl) Mr,
1*.Vm, when the reckless heart's nv st Ire«*,
An«! vontli enjoys each pleasure rile,
A silent sadness dwelt with me.
An 1 oh! as manhood ripening came,
With all its glowing prospecta near,
To me it proved a lambent lTune,
And dim'll hy sail afiliction s tear.
Ï thought in friendship 9 * pure e.nhrar-,
•ould find repose,
And in that sacred dwelling place
Uoccivc a hahn for all it., woes.
And well I might, for many « aine,
And pledged the hand of Jnith to me .
And own'll that sympathetic flame,
ild .faithful be.
And so they were, while fortune smil'd
Anil strewM its blossoms o'er rn\ head,—
sfurtuni' call'd rne child,
'Those vampyres uf my peace soon lied.
Then for the wound I sought a cure,
And bow'd before love's hallow'd shrine;
But *twas a feeling cpiite too pure
To flourish in a soul like mine.
It could not Ive, tlio' planted true,
sear'd too much;
It mingled wit!» afilic.tion's dew,
And withered by its blighting touch.
Thus Ella, wretched and forlorn,
I've roam'd, dear girl, since last I met thee;
Tho* o'er the sea of trouble borne,
Yet never once did 1 forget thee.
Thv youthful form was present ».till,
For memory priz'd thy vul
Fancy, obedient to the will,
\\ ould bring thee near me still \hc same
Anil oh! as time, with ruthless hand.
Bestrews his mouldering wreck before thee
May he, deal* girl, to thee prove bland,
Anil wield his sceptre lightly o er thee.
Farewell! the heart that bids thee so,
Tho' lonely here, and almost broken,
Shall never while it heats below,
Forget thy wiah so warmly spoken.
Mv restless heart
And promised they
But when
AlieetioiTs soil w*:
«I name;
I will not wreathe thy sunny hair
With summer flower*;
Their breath ami bloom will not
A few short hours.
T am too anxious ii u.y love
'To bet
Those sweet hut fragile flower leaves
Wasting hy tlu-e.
They are so fresh, in lov*.-Tmess
.So inueli like thine,
That evil omen «lues it seem
To watch «hem pine.
Thus s!if»uld I think, like the
Th v lip of rose—
Like those blue violets, thine cyt*3
Grow dim and close.
I know the time will come, our star
Of joy must set ;
But that such grief must be I would
At least forgot.
Then let no 1 , mill thy golden curls,
'Those blossoms sigh;
I cannot bear that e'en a flower
Ne r thee should die.
Tor all too precious and too de. r
'Thou art to me,
Tor me to brook aught that recalls
1 might lose thee.
to sec*
will fade
From the pen nf the present writer of letter a from
Cock net/ Lands.
t»a»ly you march to the rolling drum—
But heavier peals hereafter,
And shriller notes to thine oar shall come
'Than the fife's, or thy reckless laughter.
And is this enough to drown the kiss,
And the pray'r, and the tear, at parting—
To call out the spirit of waking bliss,
In the light of thine eye-beam darting?
Hut oh! let each pulse of the heart beat high,
The banner of hope waving o'er thee!
A soldier's joys are always nigh—
Nor flee when the foe's before thee.
Then march away merrily, reckless part!
No care on a soldier's morrow;
I o his foe his arm, to his friend his heart
But what he has left for sorrow ?
the van
, . ,
( TXÏ 2 LASÀilS' F111TIKD.
| uivKT Til vni'vi ^ |
, , , 1 ° \° M ' «• '»'»•*•
I A ' oung lady, at eighteen, olten needs a
, warning voice to point out the quicksands !
. over whu h sa. is speeding her thoughtless '
«.meet, li louaiv jeautiml and hate ma- I
»> admirers, l .on sorry lor it. A young wo
, o.aii, i host ( on.. 11 . U n.aiktd wiln stmt
uiiu pi loi.iji.c s, ( uiiiot hue tnautj
.ulinircrs. ^ 1 here L. imtuiug lh.it more «
I tainli in." ks a oad heartaad depi'aved mor
; a! prim dole, or worse, a •.uurougli destitution
of u, than t!iis cruel and guilty encourage
; in cut uf h >.iüi.rab!t' love.
A young man is never long attached to a
; ) uuug hull w it bout Irving aw ire nt it; cum
I molli v indeed before he is himself aware **t
t'i't ot his let-lings, i ht i
j knowledge is almost in'uilive. Fioin tn.it
, iliomi'iit, it she he persuaded that she I'aiii.ut
reciprocate Ins s oti c ,its, her course is ;
I' 1 -;'" lK ' r " ,t ,s 11,01 , "'' U ' Vhl '" lll '" S '
I unhesitating n pulse—on ct ei ) occasion,,
ui •.finer. Love t:'o/ oie wituuut
To crush love tu the had is eu* y, but
.per Aitlntuil lUi.is root
in the heart, and its destruction is ^ atténué« i
with the r:amctnm ot the IkmuL noljle^t
courage. Aim an nnd culpable species of !
t r.ofpjettry, is the practice ol not gi\ m.:; <U -
j ».iued i n«:«»ur.*gement or repulse, with a \ it *w ,
jot keeping your slave till > ou have learned,
t<> use the cant phi as«-, vuii can <lo no het
1er. 1 know not an expression that betrays
more tit spit;:,bio mr.imu n*.; and >v ho uses it.
illmgiu-ss to Mil her hand, to traf- ;
j tic lur person Iu* value received, that is re
voltmg in the high*. M degree.
one, not even a parent, can teil what !
character will render a lady happy, but her
seif. On herself alone then, ought and must
to rest the responsibility of her choice. I ,
have seen so many m uTiart-s commenced
with all the glitter .f we dlh and pomp, ter
misery and iirok.cn hearts, and so
man> that wen m-gun with no very prom- •
which hive proved as happy
tlu* n.itilic and v:
|ilnct* ninl
^ llO|«t*.
trille ami t.
U dings.
Never forget this prime maxim in tlicse 1
liters, not to dû courage hi tilivaij* t<> n:- '
shw ws
ising au .pu
.»s human life admits, tust 1 am o
tltat the parent \vn « oflictally interp si s,
!s uns werai.de to (iod, his child, Ins
c.ieuce, iu a degree id rcsponsibleness
most teurtui and tremcmlous.
, ,,, , , ,
In . l.o.l. .v ooi. s . ' 1 p ' 15
ent month, is ... a. tied-, entitled l.e K**ve
, .it.*., *v a ...•*<« * I"' I« *■ Or. n Inmged ,
. I he w ,.ter cm,losses that
,j nt the act for wmch he suhel
; and states the partnu. .1 s ot
.»•».initial to Newgate for trial,
„1 the crime at the Uhl
«V Hon proceeds
, , .
it seemed as it my business in tag. world
I -. i '••*>»•«1 >«•*''«- 'Visited, then
j ...id there, to have Ui*d upon the spot; Iliad
bouc my last get. and Urm.K my last .iraiigl.t
j in life. Nu«, as tin* twilight drew »n, myccll
.» is cold «m i da'V.p, and the i-yamv, 'vas
dark and gloomy; ami I had hre, .mrauy
s m the month of Jan
■ d eradu .llv_for
• Ih, , -toe
, " , V . i |i |. . i..,..
I ,
f '! ,a ; : !•„* .'Vi,, r
us wu., .at_ . 1
he reason v iy • a
11,1 ' r h>*e«l ..sell fully »11*01» ie •* j
al to with, i. H few hours to go ,
through; ami as reflected on it. a terror
spread over me almost m an instant, as ho j
it were timt my sentence was just pioimunc-j
cd, and that I had not known, really and sc- ;
nously, that 1 was time, before. I ha., cat-|
.*.1 nothing for twenty-four hours. 1 heic (
was food, which a religions gentleman win
' had visited me had seat from ins own table ;
i but I could not taste it; and when I looked ,
! at it .strange fancies came over me. it was ,
daintv food—not such as was sv rved to he ,
. ..,cL ...... ; r« th** »nil It was st* ut to me Be*- l
! Fdit t n m rr w ' a ml 1 thought
? , \ . Z ,f L i 1 * nd the fowls of
of tlu. hL.i. . , ,* . slaurii- i
the air, «a J,'own sensations were not :
tel. 1 fvlt that ) * ■ . *md I be
to. y ought to be at tins t me a»»U 1 ^
lieve that, toy a w »■ e, a. • • -
ot dull humming noisy, *' «mnded in
,-Hl ol. like the buzc.ng of bees soimdc« m
my cars. And thouhh t ' «vas «U» k. M
(.t light SLem ^[ " u i T lrit . ( *| t( ^
and 1 could recolUc g- ^
say my prayers but cou only -member^
word here, and then , . i wa s
cannot \ell what it was I said, and then on a
1 telt as though all this terror was
" L ' and that X would not stay hereto
useless, aim tuai» ^ wrenched at the
die; '» nüJ J lI "T .**; witha forcc t | lat
bars ot my TT, fcltas jj* i had the strength
rr 161,1 A I 1 frltail over the lock of my
ofalion. At w - lth my shoulder—
door, and tried tne u D j a( . ed W ith iron, and
though I knew it w. l , r — .»
La bes too often uttrnqii to j'.tin hus
• s
viUj'h .1 s c.ilcli 1 1 •• i i —ti\* drawing Iht* :» »it
pro.iclit'-s it, tiü he* is iaipeiltd to
.;» .«j) at every hazard; hut site wn
:or u husuaml, may find tun late, in i« s
j has gained the nun at tiu* expu.s«* <>t the
j husband's confnlcnct* in her jjiiacqih s and
! heart.
HNt.t'L \\l NAKÎt.V T1V !..
! nai.t,
and {.> now ;
! lie
* S'
his i.nvsi, c
-fid Ills «" av
H d. .Sessieiis for 1 Lti
» «les» ride
receiv in*,; the *\
1er paiotiij;
V it* w which
•ua- tot:
in lout-lTn:' -
ie had with 1À
oï death,
lurs, the inter
: *h.-th Clare, to
whom he was strum, 1 ,) attach« d, he thus
: pioct eds with his narrative.* :
" It was four o'clock, in tli«: afternoon when
when slit* depart«-*«!.
; Kdza-jeth U-lt nit; and
as at an cud.
candle, ulthi n^t
it »V
.o warm me; an
t weakened, and mv
; wretchedness of
and !)^ C *
h« art su '. .
« v *rv t..' .
*vha- 1
thmi£ it
t it«:.
I»..- .
— I c.
altoiit the w ills, and in the corners of my
|dungeon—though 1 knew very well, if 1 had
| had my senses, that it was all of solid stone,
| three feet thick, anil that, if 1 could pass
through a crevice smalle, than the eye of
a needle, I had no chalice of escaping. And,
! j„ t!l e midst of all this exertion, a faintness
' o:»i*ie over me as though lli.ul swallowed '
I pnisoii; and I had just power to reel to the
Ll place, where i sank down, as I thing, in
u swoon; hut this did net last : tor iliy head
swam round, and the cell seemed to turn
witli me; and I dreamed—between sie* ping :
«-akiiig-that it was midnight, and
tbit J ^ | inaljith had conic hick as she hail I
pv m nisv(l, airl that they refused to admit '
he r. And i thought that itsnu.ve.l heavilv,
an the streets were all covered with it '
as if with a white shut t, and ttr.it I saw her '
j„ tl „. f,lhn snow; and in the
i darl.i .*.-, t: it the prison gute'—'Alien Ici *ue
, self, 1 was struggling anti breathless.*—
I n a minute nr two, I heard St. Sepulchre's
; clock go tee; a.ul I knew it was a dream T
11 >«i •»«"!• ■»'»**-* chaplain otthe prism. came '
without my sending, lie exhorted me so
le«in»iv think no more of c.trcs Jain! trou - 1
„ jj, this world but to bend my thoughts j
u ,, tlmt to conic, anil to try to reconcile!
mv smil t> IIeav«Mi; trustnii^ t!i;it my sins, ;
tliou^li t Lc*v wc*re hc-avy. under rcpenUnce, !
; 1 might have hope of mercy." When he was
ir, I did find myself for a little while, .
.re cnlleoirdt and I sat down «in on tin* j
! bed, and tned srriouslv to c-mmune with
myself on my tute. 1 recalle«! to mv mind, ■
, that 1 h id hut few hours more at all events
to live that there was no hop«* on earth <>1
»sraninr_and th tt it w.n it least better that
I should die decently and like a man. Then s
Itriv'l to rvcollect all the t..U*n that I bail
; ever heard about death by ba.,gi„g-tl,at it
w;.s said to be tlu sen.sat.ou -la on,me,it- |
t«»-ive no pain—to cause the cxtmctmu «*t
! life instantaneously—md so on, to twenty ,
other strange ideas. Hy ilegrecs, my head
began to wander and grow unmanageable !
, again. ! put nr h url tightly to m v throat,
,,, thotigii to u v the sensation « f strangling, j
fht-a I felt m> arms at the places where ;
the cord would he tied. I went through tin* !
• fast«.'nines of the rope : the t » ing of the hands
tgether: the thing tint i felt most avi-»*s«.
to* v.ms the having the white cap mu filed
id that,
In the
1 } r f) .
' iV ,
tin* u
n» ere
If I could ;
:rv horriin?
1 |,,s *'i
•u I T* , 1
1. v. .in ! less !
dy partial 1 .*.* : Ulen they wen* •
-x; •
... „util the hour in execution, it
s S . VI || ii'clorlt on the next morn; i c,
t boockinu at the door of my .*••» a
, lilt . so „ m l. as Hough in i
;; moments beb.ru 1 was !
'■> «'"■* •• j fivst s ,. !lhllti ,.,, v . v, only 1
««' .*■» ;> • - * . .*,.... .
the tlibUz >• '•<•>•« • *•.• " ; • ■ " ; ,
in;; aroused; 1 w .st,red; ....a t s.u d to do..v
on. I-, a minute alter, the h If. on tlm out
side of mv dungeon were dra-v.i; a t anmey |
can ving a s;. » ill ami îtîliuvv t-«l u. tiu *
master of the goal and the t ie.pl aia entere I;
shudder like the shock, ol
f n e,
was gone as thoUgu I h ad iievev j
as I never w.is to sleep again—1
j. Qoosrious of my situation. '-.' said !
t<> j„ \ sun hied, bat stea.lv j
• ,'p i- time fm vont.nhw' i he chap'
; • j _ h(t(V j ,, (d ,,. tsïe d the »light, i
*• ; ■ should join in prayer. ;
* *,'^d ,.'v««'lf '■!>. «...I remained seated ;
•» * ., ^ r ' p]. lC f. Mv tcclh ;
«• 1 ; 1u , k Um.oked together, i
mvs ;.„* lt was ha. civ day light !
1 ' a L t é ceil door stood open, I could ,
. , as uw ., .
, the small paved court yard bey ond,
the iimri.inB «luck and gloomy; ami
-a Slow but settled rah. was coming down—
'It is half past 7 o'clock, 1. , said tl»e j
master. J just muttered an entreaty to lie
lelt «li me till the last moment. 1 had • 0 mm
utes to live. :
( . , . n ,,t P another observation i
j . . w . s leaving the cell; but i
, when the .nnstc. " ^ : • i
Jim •«««»•, I eo«lW iw-* ^.L'LmaLiffid !
j « 1 s> , ' * t made two desoe- •
m> b|>*t* ■ j v ^ t j _I could not !
; 7^ me I never stirred !
littu. . > was |„.i n imb- I
( bom nn ] . ' t , K . s] :inc | ;
«ov.i. " _ t niiiel'exnosiirc ' and I *•■ it !
; at the umi customed ^
, croe.ched togt ht r as x ; . > 1
, self ' A imm down shiverin'-*
, oreast, .* ml n v I» a 1 hu ., ' °* sh, e n
l and my body lclt «is it it mu 11 a \mjl»u
to me. that I was unable to move it, or stir,
The day was now breaking, yellow and heav-1
i ilv ; and" the light stole by degrees into my [
: dimgeon, shovving me the damp stone walls j
*iml desolate paved floor, and, strange us it
^ j cou|) , d(>> ! could Illlt |
I . mV scU from noticing these trifling
i -bines_-though perdition was coming upon
|. mgs ff momc , lt _ 1 BOlic ", Le
,. im wUicU ' tUt . turnkey had left on the floor,
H ,ul which was burning dimly* with along
being clogged with the chill and
wick, bung ^ ^ ^ ^ m) . se , f _eveu at
that moment—that it had not been trimmed
S n ÿ „. b.r r; And IMM« ».
bare, naked, iron bed frame that I sat on,
and at the heavy studs on the door of the
dungeon, and at the screws and writing upon
the wall, that had been drawn by the former
prisoners; and I put my hand to my own
pulse, and it was so low that I could hardly
J count it.—1 could not feel—though X tried to
make myself fell it—that I was going to
die. In the midst of this, I heard the
.» 1 _o:—a of the chapel clock begin to strike;
t l.i- si* t vnc.ius
» t'v r
u iiuiuhnuss
sens**'». Th«* t^uUii
Ih, «t
i;.»vr, *
a dull stupor
I It t.l ndt :;*
io* n« ■»».•«! tiu
• • \ » •• » . 1 1 1
tli.it mv
. tnialv»
,lit : 1 was '
n .Til
d i'.i.! i , i d i s i i • a : ! i ;
re .ud j
of tin
•• uni.
t ! 1« ui • U C ' ' 11 : a
far distai;
ll)« M'S,
»r tr«>
ijefnre ti) V
»• ti
v; t!
.ether. 1 ic'd ash
I looked up—a
elcctricitv, like a pluo'e into a hatji
ran throe ;h me; one *;
ice was
y et v
s V e r '
and I thought Lord take pity t a me, a
wretch!—it could not be three quarters after
7 yet. The clock went over the three qu.ir- j
tens—it chimed the fourth quarter and;
struck eight. They were in my cell before
I perceived them. They found me in the,
same [dace, and in the same pasture as they !
had left me.
"What I have fartlier to tell will lie in a
very small compass mv reco.lection, are
very minute up to tlis point, but not at all so
close us to what recurred afterwards. I ;
scarcely recollect \ery clearly how I got j
from rny cell to tie press-room. 1 think 1
two little withered men, dressoyl in black, j
supported ine. I kiow i tried to rise when *
I saw the master mil hi» people come into .
the dungeon; hut I timid not. I
"in this press- roon were the two misera
hlf wretches that were to suffer with me,—
thee were bound, with their arms behind
them, and their hands ether, and were
Iviug upon abench hard i>; .until I was rea
dy—A meagre-loking o) i man, with thin
white hair, who was reading to o« of them, I
came up, and said something—,1 hat we ''
>*h-»ul».l embrace,—1 did not dibliuct'.y hear• j
wh it it was. j
'-I'm? yveat «hHlcnlty that I I.ad, was to ,
keep from tailing. I liad t'aou^ht tt;at theor *
moments would have been all of tury and j
horror, but 1 felt nothing of this; but only a j
weakness, as lh<mv;h my heart—and the- vc- j
ry fioor on which 1 stood—was sinking un j
derme. I could just make a motion, that i
the old white haired man should leave me, j
and some one interfered, and sent him away,
The pinioning of my hands and arms was
then finished; and l homd an oHicer whis
per to the chuplain that 'ail was ready.* As
wi* |>■iss-t! ouR one of the in n in black held
a glass of water to my lips; but I could not
^ ulhiw.
1 lus was the .ast moment—but one—ol
full perception, that lhadinhte. 1 remem- |
bt*r our beginning to remove torwaril, thro'
the long arched passage which led from the :
press room to the scafiold. I saw the lamps j
that were still burning, for the daviight nev- j
er entered here : 1 heard the quick tolling of !
the bell, and the deep voice ol t her chaplain, ;
.'reading as he walked hetnre us, j
"1 am the resurrection and the life, saith
the Lord; he that belie vetii in me, though he I;
weri. dead shall live. And tluutgh after my j
'death, worms destroy this body» yet in my j
lies.*» shall I see (iod !"
It w;is tlu* finiviMl service—tilt* order tor *
like for those that were i
1 felt the ,
siiioo from those dim, dose, hot, lamp- ;
lirnted subtei'iMtieoiis passages, to the open 1
pl.itlorm mul steps at tlie loot of the scaffold, j
, lM( j i. I saw the immense irowd Ijlae.k- :
tn j ll(ç t ! u . \ v |,oU* area of the si if et below me. ;
The window s of the shops and bouses oppo* !
site, choaked with gazers. 1 mW St. Seoul- '
nine's church t'li'ongn the yellow fog in the !
distance and heard the pealingnt its bell. I
retollect the cloudy ,ni*ty morning, the wet
that lav upon the'scaffold, the huge ( |, lvU
mass of building, the pris..,, itself, that ruse !
... . ' ...... . , h .
' j ' ' . j f . ", . , ;
us. the c dd fiesli hu e.a*. th it as I emei ged ■
from it, hrosc on mv fare. I see it all now :
the whole hornb.e 1 mdscape brlore me.—
i ht* scali.ihi. tne v. in: the t ices «il the* mul- ,
titude; the people clinging to the house tops;
the smoke that heat heavily downwards
from the chininies: the wa.-gons filled with
women, staring at the inn wird opposite . the
j | |( ,.n S e low ro il* that ran through the gath
ered crowd as we appeared. 1 never saw
! so many objects at or ce, so plainly and dis
j tinrtlv in all mv life, as at that oia* glance;
lint it lasted only tor an instant.
i "From that look, and from that in*,'.ant,
; all that followed is a blank. « )f the pravefH
; of the ch .pi .«in, of Uu* fastening of the t' .tal
; nnosi* of tin* puitiiu; on t!»c cap which j h. t «i
i so much disliked; of mv actual execution
! and death, I have not the slightest recollée
, tion. Hut that I know such occurrences
must have taken place, . should not In the
mallest consciousness that they ever did so
I read m the duly newspapers an account
j of my behaviour at the soulful:.: that I con
ducted myself decently, but with firmness;
ot my death, that 1 seemed to die almost
: without a struggle. Ot any of these events
i 1 have not been able by my exertions, to re
i cal the most distant rcmemiirance. With
i the first view of the scaffold, all my recol
! lection ceases.
• The next circumstance, which, in my con
! reption, seems to follow, is the having a
! Wilke, às if from sleep, and found myself i„
I a handsome chamber, with a gentleman, as
; I first opened my eyes, looking attentively
! at me. 1 had my senses perfectly, though
( ^ ^ . aJ . * t OMC< . \ tho ^
1 ly that I hud been reprieved at the scaffold,
and had fainted. Alter 1 knew the truth 1
th#t j ha(1 soinc imperfect recolle.:
^ ' ..
boa of having found, fancied, myself asm a
dream, ... some strange place. > mg naked,
[ ami with a mass of floating fig mes about m, '*
j but tins idea certainly nev er presented itselt
to me until I was mtormej ol the tact that
| it had occurred.
The accident to which I owe mv existence,,
will have been '.vined! Mv condition is a
strange one! 1 am a living man; and I pos
sess certificates both of death and hu. ial. I
know that a coffin filled with stones, and
with my name upon the plate, lies buried in
the church yard of St. Andrew's Holborn; 1
saw, from a window, the undressed hearse
nnd.. »aoyW I« i»"' ™
own funeral, the-e are strange thmgs to zee.
My dangers, however and I trust my cipues
are over forever. 1 hanks to the bounty ot
the excellent individual, whose benevolence
has recognized the service which h**. id nit
for a claim upon him. 1 am married to the
woman whose happiness and safety proved
my last thought, so long as reason remained
with me, in dying. And Iain about to sail
upon a far voyage, which is oil, a nit row
tin.* v-r.tw; the
senseless and dead—over us, the quick and
tlivj living.
"I frit
re more—and saw !
ful one—that it parts me from my benefac
,, . , r
, ^ rom the Museum.
(ai't.hk Sherweil's visit to
r. .. „ ,
Dear Friend About four nVWV • It 3 '
ing.ny confions bei"'» 0 t Ae" SS"
soon on the alert. In some degree l envied them
; the comfortable sleeti they had experienced-—*
j such a pleasure wasAlenied to me by the constant
1 nausea which had not left me during the night.
j The llieruioiueter marked two degrees Iteaumur
* !' ,c 'Io\v aero; and how much lower it had been I
. c,, u)d not ascertain, not having one of Cavallo'»
I horizontal thermometers, which indicate in the
| llcm '* n !f the extreme cold during* the night. It
,s * however, a general opinion, that at the break
1,1 duy, anil jus* before the sun rises, the cold is
'.'f .?h'i! „.* al ' d 1 do not think thermom
' L . > C rü,. "!!.?,! , .
0 f*ou? orn torv sn^T I °" e COm "
I B „ s mai ie, and two or three cold fowl. soon dis
'' u r peared: I was thirsty, but my appetite
j ^ uae> * 1
j A s soon as breakfast was finished, we made
, preparations for our second day's march; and
* imvin^ determined, if we possibly could, to sleep
j at the same place the second night, we left great
j pun of our baggage, taking with us provisions
j tor a mid-day meal, and two or three bottles o
j wine; our shoes and stockings were hung up to
i «Ly in the sun, there being no fear, as Coutet
j observed, d»at they would be stolen by any pass
j Towards five o'clock, we were all in
, ^adincss, the ropes were again affixed to us aa
V u , w . e shy'tetl forth, linked together
! Cr t ! , !' ,naU l° be Xn f f°. r , 0 ^ death *. t Co t u *
Iiti/tt-miid ht vtw' W Ï! Cb he
j with a hamlful of snow. oHestending
from Les Urantb Mulets, we passed by the ruini
üft | ie sllu u Jlut which Monsieur de Saussure had
| ercctC( | a ur i n g hi s v j s i t to Mont dlanc in 1 787.
lt was u ^ 00( \ ( ieal encumbered with snow, and
: ii, c walls did not appear more than two or three
j feet high. 1 preferred the spot we had chosen
j fur our night's lodging, aa the views were mor#
! extensive.
; After:! cursory review of the remains of the hut
j which the indefatigable Saussure hud once oceu*
pied, we almost immediately found ourselves on
I; Ulucierdc Tacconai. Our guides felt very
j sanguine as to the weather. The sky was clear.
j a,,< lthe morning cold, although the sun had al
ready influenced our thermometer before we left
some ne
* tl , le .«•■»»ws Mulets; for between four and five
i " d,jck lt hui1 one degree, and was thus
ly one decree below zero, when we commented
our second day'» journey.
The lilacier Oe l'aecunai il not SO difficult to
, traverse us tne one we had encountered yester
; day, but I should say it was more replete with
1 beauties of its own kind. It would be endlcu
j to detail to yon our progress over the crevice*
: our descent into them, and tile difficulties of o
; vereoming the irregularities on the ice. These
! glaciers, ar. well as others among the Alps, are
' supposed to he in many places five hundred or
! hundred feet thick. Where the inclination
'*1 He. rorkon winch they are formed, makes
""»»«,"» «'•*«/ ür , forty degrees, their descent
!'«>" •« be supposed to be somewhat rap.d towards
! ! l,c v.H.*>s.al« .....gh their movement ,s of course
. unpercepnhle to die eye. Passing, as they do,
; over a very ragged foundation, p»«ts of them are
■ i tn p C(lei ] wh'de other parts are proceeding; and
: „ence arise the crevices or cracks, some of which
, |, !1VC s ., en not wider than half an inch, appal
, entlvjiiMt mad«.:, while others were much too
large for us to pass over. Once we made a bridge
; hy laying four or five of our polesin a horizontal
j position, elose together, where the chasm
, not very wide, but of unknown depth. The
of tile glaciers has a different appearance from
that whirl, we see on ponds or lakes, in no case
; could skates he used; the ice is porous, and
! scarcely ever can you find a piece exempt from
j inmnncrable air bubbles, except in icicles, the
| formation of which are evidently different. We
»«« obtij-ed frequently to cut ladders or steps
I \ n t,le ascentb °r walls of ice; and I think
| 11 J-- i: > dom so lvu'd us the common ice in our
j ' a,l, '. vs > t,lu globules of air naturally rendering it
, ,°"'l* act ', . lht '. ,c .e. ,n " esc loft y/ e 8 ,on » t 15
' ■ 'J ^ ' TT"
tael* ice. 1 here is a constant, though gentle,
t||#w m thc(1 and thishuini ; ilty fl .f e ,
thus un ice is proauced wfsicli mifflit be
, ai d t0 be composed of an endless succesiion of
strata, amltlic mid-dav thaw not being sufficient
(0 dissolve all the snow, the air consequently is
not driven out; hence the innumerable instersti
ccs. H is well known, and easily understood,
that whenever it rains in the valleys, it snows on
diese mountains; so that, in fact, it never rains
on the summit of the Alps,
These glaciers arc constantly fed, not only by
the snows, but by a thousand smaller glaciers,
which descend from the peaks through the ra
vines, to aid the growth of the greater. On ma
ay sides ot these perpendicular aiguilles, the
snovy finds an place to lodge, as is very evident
*>u that face of Mont Hlunc next to the Allee Blan
ehe; cmisequen.ly in ,ong and heavy snow
st,,rms > '*«»« accuimdaUoi. on the glaciers, which
1 j J™?"* t,K ' v>«>'. >» "'hat it would
i l)l- ''* ll,p »«rround^eountry was a plan,
We continued our journey across the (.»lacier
a (lc Tac ,. onai , in a direction leading towards the
llc Ul , lltc . In about two hours we
'* couiiiered fresh difficulties, such as we had not
| t x|K*]*iem*e.l before from the fresh-fallen shows,
n „ t mure than three or four days old ; the sur
J fi.ee was fr.ue„ of the thickness of a shilling, but
«**»« sufficiently to hear our weight j consequent
a | ly the fatigue of walking became very great, as
j « had loot all solid footing,
I j Warded our progress very much, for the guides
x\ to «i-Uance a considerable distança
heloreiis i" order to asscermm the most practi.
1 L *LL C '* V ' C |f " S partl >' 0,Mc r. J «
L..^d^' \V(. > (Va', 1 'L t | W m b V> H 3 i Very 1

V0lirb j e W e changed our direction and pursued
anot |, er The all " ietv ond per.arven-nce of the
guidts were bevond all praise, and could only hi
equalled by a degree of calmness and prudéme
rare lv met with in such hardv fellows,
| it was towanls nine o'clock that we began to
, f e el a strong tendency to sleep: the sensation
; cannot be described, for it is momentary. While
j we were in movement, it was less perceptible ,
; but as eoon sa wa remained stationary, an
This fresh snov/

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