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WILLIAM A MKJVÛENÙÀlL, No. 81, Itfarket-st. (three d oor»above thfe Farmer*» Bank,) —tf?*'where Subscriptions, Jobs and Advertisements, will be gratefully received.
JUtST 5,1827
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Fioni the Jlpiwnpttl llutcumun.
At whose pedestal Julius Caviar fi ll, is still pre
served in tlie I'alairo Spada, at Rome.
Cold and inanimate! Would thou coul.l'st ope
Thy marble lips, anil tell what thou hast seen
Upon the ides of March! thou, at whose feet
Fell the world's monarch, eloquent and brave,
The great in conque.it, arid the proud of soul.
Wait'd there no spark I'romethian in thy breast,
When sadly muffled in liis mantle's fold,
Fainting lie sank on tl*e»
Didst thou stand fotrli
t Ä -hIüc. UiWk and motionless beauty, while
(Ws impatient sWiirf, and the keen point
Of Cassius, and the "unkindest cut
From the loved hand of rutus, anil the rage
Of traitorous daggers search'd that noble breast,
Which Gaul and Egypt, and Vliarsalia's plains
Had seen bright clai'l in victory's burnish'd mail,
Trembling as at a war-god'
Tragic close
Of mad ambition's drama!—the deep plaint
Of "Et tu Brute!"—and the indignant pang
With which that proud soul left the wounded
Scorning a world which mock'd it with the cheat
Of friendship and of faith !
And yet that world
,-ed linn little, save the blood that made
Had - , , , ,
Her harvests plenteous, save the unheeded groan
Of famish'd widow, anil of sircless babe,
A meteor glory kindled up at Home,
And all besides a desert. Deeds like these,
How weigh they in heaven'» balance, when the
Of earth had fled away.' Man mi:;j not judge.
Hut wait in trembling for Ai» trial-day.
And yet 'twould seem that the meek hinil whose
Made hard with labor, deals the daily bread
To the young nurslings of his humble nest,
Whose head beneath his planted trees and flow
Sinks calmly down in tlie long sleep of death,
Hath better passport to 1 lie clime of peace,
Than the blood nourish'd master of a world.
With roses red and lilies pale,
I come thy narrow couch to strew;
It is not mud that things so frail
As flowers should longer bloom than you.
Bui yesterday thou clasp'd mv hand,
And now beside thy grave 1 stand.
Not if the silver moon had drop'll,
Mid all her glory, down from heaven;
Not if the rolling stars had stop'll
Their mighty march, would they have given
Unto my heart such wild surprise,
As when I saw Death seal thine eyes.
Those eyes! those living orbs of blue,
Where burned the holy (ire oflove—
That a celestial lustre drew
From inward thoughts of scenes above,
Earth's glittering curtain—how could they
So sweetly beam, then fade away*
Who woulil have dream'll, who heard thy tongue
Its streams of vital music pour
Upon the soul, that thou, who sung
So angel-like, wonldst sing no more—
Yet those same lips that once could warble,
Are cold and silent, now, as marble.
Maiden, I call thee ! oh, awake !
And from thy spotless shroud of snow
Let one soft whisper spirit break,
To tell thou'rt happy there below—
My ear, it fain would something learn
Of thy calm slumbers in the urn.
For one who was, in life, so fair
As thou—so innocent of breath,
Surely a golden gown must wear,
Among pale shadows, after death;
And shine, bright youth's and beauty's queen,
As thou on earth before hadst been.
Like as the sun-beam paints the cloud,
At eve, so didst thou gild my heart;
Like as the sun-beam leaves that cloud
In darkness, so didst thou depart.
Would I had wings to follow thee.
Since thou no more wilt oome to me.
[ Greenly the grass o'er thee shall wave,
Greenly shall droop the hanging willow,
Birds, to chant dirges o'er thy grave
Shall cross, eacli summer, tlie blue billow,
I And blade, and leaf, anil bird shall share
I Life's gift, while thou art mouldering there!
Know ye the land on whose wood-covered raeun
All nature in grandeur and glory is seen
Where the song of the wood-thrush is heard by
the fountain,
And wild-roses bloom on the emerald green.
Know ye the land where the forests of pine
Spread darkly their shades to the sunbeams that
shine— , ...
j Where the cataract's waves through the wild
woods resound, .
And the Prairie in brightness and beauty is found ;
I Whoee streams are most mighty that roll to the
I main— ...
IWhoae woods are the deepest that wave eh the
[ plain—
1 1 . ,1 . l.v.nn it« Worn tilt lies, d
An. grsnd^the lake nr!
And highest the • ( ovc rtlie shore,
Where roar- a
w . l j*J e won dcrs of art .is by initie qppear,
A , • a new c i iaV m to the wiUerneh here—
village arc seen in t. shade, |
An( j ,| 1( . nbniz'iman is found in the grass cover-1
ed glade?
fis the land of the west— o'er Atlanta's dark f
«rave, .
The home of the free,—and the clime t,lc !
brave. (
SfâO PîîïîOï*" 1
v.,n l.sve S Hintere-' nerhnlis. of a moon
,• nut of the rr-cincts of the liv- I
li ght c ( >g. Vineer ami conterai ■ ! a
nlateômônl thè Î'rass grown memorials of
o r who are gone- I
inos wuo b ,
The body to its place, and ihe soul to heaven 5 »
grâce, . j
And the rest in fîod'j own tune. ,
An appalling chill shoots through the cur
rents of life at the undisturbed and univer- |
uui «iUiii'p nf the pcene_the stars tranqnillv |
h , , e on the wh te mar! e. and freely *11«
2.11*' which friendship 1. ,d
* ed for the slumheivr beneath; here the
g ?ss lavlne mtnv; UiNuriauce, as if to hide !
U,e triumphs and the trophies of death, and j
there a human bone unearthed from its time
worn sepulchre a yhast'v visitor to the [
101 I us of da\ • a wooden tablet, marking the -
clmllcfanL, the sign of the ■
believer and lofty and magnificent memo-j
' the mortal relics of the wealthy j
iii n-t-ir Ah ' who in such an assem- !
blalc as 8 this' can b- accounted great •—!
What cold survives the crucible of death, j
vV B learn nothing from the living |
. . , , ,i 0 not teach us. Would I
which the and unpretending, let her ■
beauty be n "J,, for a moment. I
quit the hall and ^ Would
and carry her tod e to >c tomi
travel In the same path, for they,'must ter
minate in one tearful issue. ^ , hen |
facilities of virtue and happiness; and when |
you would abuse them, go purify your aflec- |
tiens, and humble your pnde, and eave
your hopes at the tomb ot .". f '' e "?' , ;
shining upon «'»ket legion
the mansion of
rials over
the stars are
ou s beams of religion on
iiii nl the Sabbath that
How should the hours of the babbatu.t..at
are not occupied by public worship, be «pent^ 1 1 ,
This question is often asked. Ihe ans ''^ j
to it must depend in some degree on the
circumstances of the person by whom is
made. It is easy to say in genera terms tnat
the day should not be spent in indolence- J
äs» îs»»ai^
;uïs "ä"
rhildren are released from the exercises of
school and parents have opportunities of ry
äsä w•*". »
confine to this season Chanté e sev,ces
are appropriate to the day. Visiting the
and the sick, .. . with
portion of the Sabbath may he given
peculiar benefit. Sunday Schools require
the attendance of a considerable number of
serious persons, and we know no class ot
Christians who are entitled to higher com
mendation, than they who are willing to
forego the pleasures of private meditation and
reading, that thev may give religious in- p
struction to the children of the ignorant and
vicious. Few persons will find it profitable
to spend the whole day in seclusion; it was
not meant to be a day of unnatural re
strahlt. Few also, from their habits, can
derive ulcasmc from a lone: continued exer
cise of reading. Useful conversation should
su: s;
neither is it a day for feasting. Wc
pend our usual pursuits, but it is not
for idleness to waste, nor for levity to
profane. It should be so employed that we
be better and happier for it through
a sea
the week.
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Phil
adelphia, to his friend in Washington.
'I really want to get married, and have
been looking round my extensive circle of
acquaintance for a partner without success
—instead of these beautiful domestic crea
country abounded with, whose
ho made their
tures our
home was their delight,
, and their children's clothes, who at
tended to the domestic affairs of the house
by assisting in all its concerns, I find a set of
giggling, gossipping trifters, in whose minds
balls, plays, carriages and novels are upper
most; the kitchen they never enter, they
hardly know a head of cabbage from ahead
of lettuce; or a leg of mutton from a shoul
der, though they are great connoisseurs in
Ice creams, and as to mending a pair of
breeches for a brother or husband, they
would cry fie upon you ! or faint were you to
propose such an indelicate thing to them;
hile these same fashionables will set a
whole evening without a blush to hear one
of Shakespeare's obscene play s—music, dear
d -lightful music, onlv studied tn shew a fine
ar And hand, or a highly amended piano,
no' a string of which is ever toned to please
a -.then or husband, who are consider
cd heavy old fashioned pieces of firmture,
mere lumber about the house —always in the
'It is n fact my friend, worth recording,
that in all tlie public institutions formed in |
f rance by Napoleon, for the education of
the daughters t>f thflke who fell in the ser
vice of their country, the duty of the house
formed a principal part of their tuition.— of
They were tought'with care writing, arith- de
metic, a id keeping house or expense books;
mantua makers, women tailors, and milli
ners, were employed in teaching them ho.v
to cut out and make up oveay species of gar
ment and they took turns in groups of half
! a dozen from each class to assist experienc
ed enk« in the kitchen of the establish
I ments, where they were taught the art of of
cookimr the price and qualities of provisions,
» to rnalÄ nnstry jellies, 8cc. In short ev
j cvy branch of household industry w*s at-j
, tenf j et j t0 w ]ji| e reading the best authors, i
lllu!i i Ci drawing, embroidery and dancing oc- :
| r „ p ieil a portion of their time. In part iff i
| (iermanv 1 fourni this system of education
, , woo èn had been pursued for many years. I
SwiAriaml it is the same on a smaller
sca | c jj ow mmv vnn.cn do wc see in the
! enmnioriiïsodet^ of France, Germany and
j Switzerland, taking charge occasionally of
th ,.j r husband's »flairs, attending to his
[ ! )0 ol:s, carrying on liis correspondence, .and,
- j n r! ,se of his death,continuing the business
■ "f hishouse a ith snetess.
'With us these thiigs are too much nrg
j lerted. to dress and parade the streets in kid
! nl . white satin «hoes irraved in all them
iù rs of the rain-how, ti dash, married or sin •
j ..p. in splendid equipage in English style—
| ï'tii.àfa vour sov*.'talk loud in company, ogle
I a ( l a iidy shun the old and experienced, and
■ j, alTa s, servants for tU-ir pettv wants, and
I Jhèir husbands and fadier", for what thev
]-amint afford to give hem; money to sup
^ thci rertr.vagancr, appears tn
< Sweet as tae rose
| >y lien the «lew-drop • 1 »
| Untainted and pure ,
| As,he lily of the moun an, s snuv .
,. Wllen ! finl , sllch a e „e, I w,U change my
forlorn condition; and, if you undertake to
choo8C her forme. I promse you as far as
rdates to me , shc shall piss her tune,
•Calm awl unruffled as a simmer's sea, f
When not a breath of wind blows o er its snn.icc.
: T.
Tlie Greenlanders never salute one another;
1 1 , cannut without lauglter, advert to the no
j tion of one person being nferior to another,
The Islanders in the neighborhood of the Phil
|ay hoM of the. haul or foot of the person
whom th ev accost, and mb tl.eir faces with it.
J The La pi an< i,. r , press tic nose strongly against
ssâs s
ä: 8 *"'
The inhabitants of the Pliilipine Isles bend ve
ry low, with their hands on their checks, and
a - f «» <*■ -* k, " c
Si. r.thiopl.n ut". MM- imm» ™>
ij himseinn 3Uch a W ay as to leave
(he formcr naked>
In saluting, the Japanese lakes off one shoe,
and the people of Aracan their sandals* \yben in
the street: in the house they take oil theirbree
of ^
ot Black Kings ofthe Coast of Africa, salute each
ot ; iel . Bv squeezing three several times each olli
to er » s miclclle finjjer. .
The inhabitants of Carfunania* m testifying 1
p .. cu i; ar attachment open a vein, anil present to
their friend the blood that springs forth to drink,
uhen the Chinese meet their acquaintance at
ter a lung separation, they cast themselves on
their knees, incline their kcads toii'aiJs the
ground two or three times, and put n pract ce,
besides, a great many marks of uffectm 1 . 1 y
have, besides, a kind of ritua L" r
sääs. «w *»■ >-«»■ .w""* ■*
Court. .
The Otahctians cock their noses at each otner.
eaters, have a
The Dutch, who are great eaters, have a
morning salutation, common to all ranks, Amuo
keluceten? Do you eat appctisingly ? they ask
one another, Hoe vnurt awe? How do you voy
age' The latter form is derived, undoubtedly
from the early times of the Republic, when every
as a navigator and a fisher.
At Cairo, tlie question is, "Do you perspire
because dry skin is looked on as an indication ot
adcadly ephemeral fever. ......
In comparing the haughty Spaniards with the
authors have discover
fickle Frenchman, some . , .
ed the pride and lofty bearing, and indexible im
portance, of the former, in lus usual salute
''Como esta?" "How do you hold up ' Whilst
the « Comment vous portez vous? How cl
you carry yourself?" of ihe second is equal y
pressive of their joyous humor and
' In the southern provinces ot Chili the salu
tation is y u fan? Have you ate your rice.
In Africa, a young betrothed damsel puts a
little water into a calabash, and kneeling by the
side of her lover, invites him to wash his hands
in it; the girl then weeping, with pleasure drinks
the water. This is looked on as the greatest
proof of fidelity and attachment that can be man
ifested to a lover.— Furet.
The true art ot conversation seems to be
this; an agreeable freedom and openness,
with a reserve as little appearing as possi
J 15 a sad history —The maul was slam the
»>' »"« *'«> >««•
I he morning of that costly pageant, the
bridal of tho Adriatic, had arrived—the
dark canals of Venice were deserted, ami
the whole population of the city were glid
ing over the sea. The ocean breezes were her
soft and refreshing. The banners of the gon
dolas fluttered gailv in the air: and all was I
blithe and beautiful. Near the state-vessel^ said
of the Doge, floated the barge of the Duke I my
de Faiiriiu, but the eye of the multitude was
not turned to him; his daughter—the last re- j
maining prop of his house—the beautiful '
Rosline—the bright flower of the Rcpubli-.
can States—occupied the attention of those
around her. feet
Rosline was, at this period, entering her
eighteenth year-the time when the females thou
of the south ,assess that peculiar beauty |
which unites ;he vivid loveliness of yqutn
with the matirer prace of womanhood; hers i **I
were the true Italian embellishments; the
vermillion lij>s—the clear brown cheek, over
which the damask tinge rested—the dark j and
flashing eves, bespeaking a heart formed for
devoted love, mingled with an enchanting
maiden delicacy, to which often the Vene
Man fem .i -s are stvjngers-these were the
few gems of worth the observer could at fiist, so
discover ; the remainder glittered in the -ted
soul's casket. But Rosline s love—her first tie
lov<—and what lovt is so fervent as that of last
youth? was given; mil the hearts affection the
of one, whose vows wer- to her the world
alone she could bre.the, she received. Who in
then wondered that the beautiful girl gazed
not on the scene before her—that the mu
sic's strain was unheard—and the showy
spectacle was to her insipid? Surely no one;
the man who pjssessed her love was by her
sidr-and in hit presence, the world'spleas
lire and the city s gaiety were tasteless.—
rhevoungest ion of a noble British family, to
possessed of l.ith personal and mental beau- ed.
tv, the inheritor of a relative's princely for
time, aspired t. the hand of Rosline, and the
^ain listened to. aid prolonged-unti! the
n-iMetl bark arrived at the marble steps ot
the D ,Le R , ven that evening by
£,uke exceeded in splendour and mag
the banquet of the Doge on the to
vnin ^ But amid the beautiful
t " c J who graced the mansion, v
Rosline shone conspicuous; wandering with
. through the long cnlonades, in
which à dim tw^ht reigned; or. encircled
' and mingling in tlie festive
"y his a , . ■ navatlise._'
vassal k ■ 'J. fa P tra ' s . !
But. alas, it I ,i.
fleeting, a c ■ R tolled the third !
The clock of St ^^Atsdepaltec!;
hom of mommg e ■ R n'y once
Ste.nford pressed the lips of Rosline once
me( ]i a te perusal; it was from Ills native isle, i
f,. om bis brother; in it lie said their father j
w m r; » .
JSSl -M? ™ »»h for Su-In
5°"^''^ int rc turn to England.
With the speed of lightning, he placed
nac ket in his bosom, anil strode nevoss
J .j leavinethe courier alone, and
his vehemence. His fr antic e
minci at?on o ft h e i r parting excited deep ter
ror in the breast of Rosline, as he entered
her apartment. No lamp burned in the a
room, anil the faint rosy tinge which gleam
ed in the east threw a pleasing light on the
snowy Pillars anil silken draperies.
"Dearest Rosline, we must part," Ire re
peateil in a trembling tone; "but I will re
tore -.p-ain "
"Never-never," said Rosline, in a low
whisner • " bteintord, I know full well the
character of you northern men; lure. I
hold you in a silken chain; there, its links
w il I sever_absence annuls the strongest tie
of love"
''Rosline, dearest Rosline." he returned,
"If you value my future peaee of mind, talk
notin such a strain. Can you ilistiust niv at
tachment?"—and he pressed her to h s
heart as he spoke—"may you he avenged if
I forsake you ! Sweet one, doubt not my
"Henry," exclaimed Rosline, disengaging
herself from his embrace, "the original
otthis" (and she drew from her bosom h,s
picture) "shall never cease to occupy my
he Äe.r bv the bright beams of that ris
mg sun. that life itself shall feil to animate
y frame, before my love for thee shall be
quenched." .
"Holy Maryi'V she continued, bending be
fore the image of the virgin, 1 efi'ste. my
vow. And now Stem foul," she added, "look j
ou this scene once again; morning has crim- ,
soiled the oce^f, and the fresh air waves the |
orange boughs in the balcony. When in ,
Britain, if perchance you see yon K t ° n ° us j
luminary rise above your thought
will you remember Rushne? will one though
be here?" . , , u
"One thought?" said Steinford reproach
fully; will not this spot engross all.—my da-■]!
ly fancies—my nightly dreams a ,
be of thee. You wrong me. l.y my life, you
wrong me, Rosline. —..i.
ware of English love: she used to say the
climate of the south fostered the passi.n of
the j u i ians; and that when the sky was ever
cloudless, the heart would be ever fickle.
You must think me silly; but when a child
these words sank deep into my breast.
Now to rest, Ilenry-I will prepare your
repast before you leave me,"—and she bent
her head to hide the warm tears, which fell
"There will be no rest this day for me,"
said Steinford; in an hour I snail be on
my road; therefore, my farewell must be
"Rosline, you will see me again at Venice
—then," he added in a fond whisper, "we
part no more."
»nt the separation did not appear tn ~ r
feet the maiden ner,„ 0 , y . she ref«»«? in ma
eager tone, "An hour, £><tat thon saÿ? W lit
thou promise me to remain one hlpur longer
**I promise you—your
must see him ere I depart. Once more Ure
.well!'' and he clasped her to nis heart again
and again—then left.her: no sigh, M crjr o
agony burst from the lips of Rosline, h,
door closed, and he was gone.
The travels of one in haste to regain his
native land, are generally void of interest;
so it was with St ein ford s, his journey exhib
-ted little variety, and he «rri£«itthe cas
tie of!Ins father in safety but too ' ate ' T^
last sigh of his parent had been breathed
the last prayer for his welfare had b en
oflered up—and the senseless form was laid
in its narrow bed. there to meet corruption,
1 lie dreadful uncertainty, thefevensh im
patience of him who hopes the best, yet
dreads to hear the confirmation of his fears,
generally produces intense grief, when the
fatal truth is known. Henry 3 sorrow wa
therefore deep, ^'"^"nava.hng andhe
asked if happiness would ever more be g
to liyn: his heart at that moment answer
ed. No.-But wliat does not time accomplish?
The keen edge of affliction is destroyed,
the moistened eye is dried; and the wounded
remembered, it was only as a pleasant
dream—a delightful vision—*rom which the
sleeper awoke to dread realities,
But what had caused tim change? What
had turned Steinford's affections from one
to whom he had sworn everlasting allegiance.
—one, in whose breast he would never, ne
v Pr be forgotten? The world had caused t.
The voice of flattery had been poureu
the ear of the rich and handsome ateintoin,
the eye «.fan English maiden had beamed oa
him—and Rosline was forgotten. _
It is not that the heart of man uunform
! J ln cflltrc it , affections on one object, and
I ,i. at 0 ne alone; but it is the desire, the pro
! nensitv it I may so term it, of fettering the
affectifs ot many-of. leading crowds in his
chains- dealing life or death, by smiles ot
chains dealing
i «5ss»?sa
i attended him, , as ev ij en t
j feast, or noisy rev ,_ K Those who le
. sss ävsk — î«X
».MU, b.n p.r.n.art Sulnfort » ..Ul
him again to his native land: no feeling of
pity instigated them; they liked not the
presence of "the familiar, as he was erm
ed; at their nightly orgies his acornful smile
told of his contempt, and again his tearful
eye spoke of sorrow for 'mmaster
One night, one eventful night, when after
a crowded ball, Henry conducted a lady, t
whom it was said he was to^ umted,, to her
equipage, he motioned the Italian to ap
proach: "Thy lady's carriage," heexcla.rn
ed; "seek for it Julio :—thou must have him
for thy page ' he* ted f orw ard .
compamoi : but the boy started torwara.
"Nay, nay, it cannot be, he remarked,
tremulously, "I am no hireling to be trans
ferred at pleasure," and.the deep flush on
his hitherto pallid cheek bespoke his deter
" Back, back, boy,
un ™ n he l s k 5 e> the countenance ot Julio al
■ J crimson blood waxed taint; the
s the curled lip be
_ ^ wuu)( j i, aV e spoken—but,
r h ^ { EuppreS3e d sigh he turned away
t0 «l j*il r a , itrar.veboyagain Steinford; " I
. ,■ t „ 0 B t -house near Venice where
me J h m at » j^ n n tab i e st ory of his love;
he^ ^ ^ |)js ta)e with well-timed flut
tcry\ Indern« « engage ^ ^ ^
presently it —
this. ^ Uenry jepacted. To a gambling
5,„ le l'; n _heprocee«led;hrwasnowhi
house ^ a(lept ' in fashi nnable vice
f. s • f ^ the gamester," was his usual ap
j » r &
, l >e ' . Q (iave witnessed the haggard
| ^ cnnvulsiŸ e laugh, the eager im
in , ' t the f a n 0 f the dice, can alone
us j P int th J scenc which presented itself to the
1 gaze of Steinford; but he heeded it not, and
, ^ en „ age d in the game: the stake was
u i.™_manv thousands; he threw, and won.
g ^ hU lo , s> Henry's antagonist
da-■]! ; n an d again lost. Then it vvas
[ . the frenzied beggar uttered a maniac
you that Ti e'ex'«.! urmeil, ^wîlil I y —"My vv te
mr children_all. all are rumed !—V will not
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"Surely, surely, dearest," was the reply;
father, Rosline—I
said Steinford in a
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