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BiOW-^r.TON, I. T.
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-on Second street, near HoliingawMth's
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XCST BEFOST-JPAIB.
The P»ut is stated to have been writ­
Byron, in 1806, when he was not nineteen
years old. It contains, as will be seen, his religious
creed at that period, and shows how early, the strug
gle between natural piety and doubt began in his
mind.
The Prayer of JVatnre*'-'
-Father of light! great God of Heaven^,
Hears't thoa the accents of despair
Can goift like man's be e'er forgiven
1
Can vice atone for crimes by prayeft.,
Father of Light, cm thee I call!
Thou see'st my soul is dark within
Thou who can'st mark the sparrow's fell,
Avert from me the death of sin.
,1?# 4tn»e I unknown,
Oh point to me the path of truth!
Thy dread omnipotence I own,
Spare, yet amend, the faults
Let bigots rear a gloomy fane, W,
Let superstition hail the pile,
Let priests, to spread their sable reign*?
-With tale of mystic rights beguile.
In thy protection I confide,
If, when this dust to dust restored,
My soul shall flo at on airy wing,
How shall thy glorious name adoicd,
1
Shall man confine his Maker's sway
To Gothic domes of mouldering stc|M|!
Thy temple is the face'of day
Earth, ocean, heaven, thy boundless throne*
Shall man condemn his race to hell
Unless they bend in pompous form •.
Tells us that all, for one who fell.
Must perish in the mingling storm f.'\ s
Shall each pretend to reach the skies, '&*,•
Yet doom his brother to expire,
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Whose soul a different hope supp!i s, ,*',
Or doctrines less severe inspire
Shall these by creeds they can't expovJBff
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Prepare a fancied bliss or woe 1 v,'
Shall icptiles grovelling on the grounder
Their great Creator's purpose know)'
Shall those who live for self alone,
Whose years float on in daily crimes
Shall they by Faith for guilt atone,
And live beyond the bounds of Time
Father! no prophets laws I seek,—
Thj laws in Nature's works appear
I own myself corrupt and weak,
4
Yet I will pray for thou wilt hear!
Thou, who can'st guide the wandering star
Through trackless realms of sethrrs sj)acc
Who calm'st the elemental war,
W hose hand from pole to pole I traW
Thou, who in wisdom placed me here,
Who, when thou wilt, can take mc hence,
Ah whilst I tread this earthly sphere.
Extend to me thy wide defencc,
TSi Thee, rny God, to Thee I cr#£'
Whatever weal or woe lctida$
By thy command I rise or fall,
vmw**
Inspire her feeble voice to sing!
But, if this fleeting spirit share
With clay the grave's eternal bed,
While life yet throbs I raise my prayer,
Though doorn'd no more to quit the deed.
To.Thcc I breathe my humble strain,
Grateful for all thy mercies past,
And hope, my God, to Thee again
Xhis erring life may fly at last
E Y V &
LONDON, September 1840.
Goinff up new Broad street yesterday, to look
at Barthnlomevv Fair—famed in the annals of
Ragamuffin ism—I saw a barefooted and bare
headed fellow, ghostly in visage and half-cov
ered in rags, eyeing me from the opposite side
of the way with the rapacious look of a hun
gry shark. As I came opposite hiin, he lean
ed forward, glared upon me, and crossing the
street with two'or three long strides, laid a con
vulsive grasp on my arm, and darting a wild
look in my face, cried out, "For God's sake,
sir, have mercy on me!" Startled at snch a
salutation, I tried to release myself—but in
vain. "What do you want]" I enquired.—
"A few pence," he replied, 'for I am starving.'
Notwithstanding England has more wealth
than any other nation in the world, no incon
siderable portion of its people are mendicants.
Some beg according to law—others against it.
Some are gross and obtrusive in their manner
of doing it—others modest and insinuating.—
Some are beggars from necessity—others from
custom some made so by misfortune—others
are born beggars some legimate—others ille
gitimate some wear full-bottomed wigs and
robes—others go bareheaded and in rags some
are Royal beggars—some rascally some Lords
—some loafers. You meet them everywhere,
and in all grades of society, from Prince Al
bert in his pony-phaeton and six, in Hyde
Park, who begged i&0,000 for the privilege
of marrying the Queen, and got dE30,000,
down to "the King of the beggars," on his
rickety sledge in Cheapside gutter, who asks
the passengers for a penny, and "gets more
kicks than coppers." The former is so well
known, that I need not pencil him. He is
that furtnnate family, the Saxe Coburg, fg
"win kingdoms in the marriage bed.
latter, the king of the beggars, as he is
ma/ be met daily in the vicinity of the
He is a most disgusting object, wears
fbl countenance, set oiT by a long, wf
thy beard and garments to match, has
and draws his aged form about on
at heeled sledge, whose axles almost
ffround! He is one of the greatest viltai
£oi|d»i. Give him a sixpence, and he
4gg£f$u with blessings—decline, and a heart*
hurled at your head. Audacious and
be will chase you one hundred
to drop something into his
cap, and he will steal your
chief if he can. He is head of
erf,beggars, who have their
p&wling districts in various.parts
:yvTb«sy
/vfc-
SI
1
vith attff kjwwB mrms, or have lost a
father, or ktit* Newgate, or have
not had a bit of bttad to-day, &cc. &c. Who
ever may 4oabt tfaMW tales, none will question
(who tees them) that they are Oliver Twist in
ahadow leanness, and Jack Shepherds in the
embryy villainy which lurks under their eye
brows. Old ragan reigns supreme in this
ragged clan. He dresses them in some of the
miserable clothing they have begged or pilfer
ed, treats them with great cruelty, gives them
mendicants' fare, while he dines on ducks,
roast beef, and "the delicacies of the season."
The police have more than once ferretted tut
his den, and frightened him tc comparative de
cency for a few weeks, when he again marshals
his forlorn hope and sallies forth.
London furnishes more specimens of refuse
humaiuty .thanjean be found in all the cities of
the United States. Boz's graphic portraitures
have their veritable originals in hundreds of
its dingy alleys. Every day in the vicinity
of the post office, you will meet a walking
desolation in the shape of a tall spare species
of manhood, with pale and gloomy vujage,
whose person is all exposed to sun and siorm
notwithstanding the attempted shelter his
tattered garments, his feet bound up in mice*
of rags, who slowly stalk through the streets
on crotches, with a large placard hanging\on
his breast, bearing this inscription "A real
case of distress." Set your eye on him, and
he will groau most piteously, and stretch wt
his bony hand for charity. Turn away, and
he will pursue you, hobbling by your side,
and filling your ear with his sorrowful tale,
and your face with his inebriated breath—or,
till he discovers a policeman. This arrant old
impostor was, not long since, traced to his hi
ding place in one of the dark lanes of London,
where he was found decently clad, and seated
'round a full board, discussing wild fowl, roast
mutton, and
Dubliu stout
wilti half u score of
boon companions.
Walking one day near the Tower, my eye
was caught by some loathsome living object,
tlying in a pile on the sidewalk. On approach
ing it, a wo-begone female face peeped from
'under a coveting of rags. Her sunken iye
|was resting on a little infant lying by her side,
^almost naked, and her emaciated finger point
ing towards the inscription in chalk on the
llag-stone, which read, "I am reduced to the
"last extremity Kven suspicion could not
withhold a response to such an appeal.
Notwifhstanding the great improvements
made, chiefly through the influence of Lord
Brougham, in the poor law system of Eng
land, I have seen more beggars during my so
journ of three or four months in this country
4han I ever saw in the United in my whole life.
?The causes are obvious. The people are tax
jed to death to support royalty and rank, while
the rate and tythe-jratherer will sell the poor
Dissenter's last bible, a literal truth, to sup
j^port a chttWjtv4W4Hl»linbm^nt which he ye*»iulj
^ates. But there is one species of mendicity
In England deserving of universal reprobation
ito which,I cannot but allude. You have just
teettled your bill at a tolerable hotel, at the rate
of five dollats per day, and are rushing thro'
•the hall, umbrella in hand, to mount the coa' Ii
whose driver is shouting "time is quite h'rp.":
You run over the waiter, jostle the chamber
maid, tread on the porter, and brought up all
standing by the boots—each looking grealy,
and expecting in the aggregate, a sum nea-ly
equal to what would cover your bill at an A
meriean hotel. You take your seat by the
coachman, who is dressed so finely that you
scarcely dare speak to him during the ride.—
Before leaving you, he tips his hat and asks
you to "remember" him to the amount of half
a crown—for the privilege of having held his
reins at every stopping place on the route.—
I rode with the dandy driver of the Dover mail
last week, who, on getting down at Dover,
touched his hat to each passenger, and begged
for his gratuity with the same abjectness, and
pocketed the shilling with as much nonchal
ance as the king of the beggars aforesaid.—
This coachman was the best dressed man of
the party, resides in an elegantly furnished
house with grounds, and is worth $50,000.—
The guard too—he must not be forgotten.—
For, is he not decked in a scarlet coat, and
armed to the teeth to defend Victoria's reticule,
and has he not clanged his horn in yonr ears
every moment of the last seven hours? Be
sides the coachman and guard, you must re
member another appendage to the establish
ment—a burly beef-fed and ale-saturated bi
ped, called a porter. The following dialogue
took place recently at Hastings. Scene top of
a coach just leaving town.
Biped—(touching his cap and look signifi
cantly.) 1 leave you here, sir.
Rambler—Very well, good bye.
Biped—Please remember the coach porter,
sir, what put your honor's lng^age on.
Rambler—I have nothing but a carpet bag,
which I put on myself.
Biped—But, 6ir, I getsTny living.in..this
way. Gents always give a sixpence! j|
Rambler—Here it is.
It is no plea in abatement to this filching,
that you have paid for your seat at the''Book
ing office," at the rate of ten ceota
dqi
—Correspondent N. Y. Jlmtrieazu I
mile.
We believe there is no more thankless
office than gpfegf editing a paper. The
~tog.upon somc
and is
body,
tea
take
thing else he pfeastHMMIiPltii Kits worry
ing ones soal to depth about peopl*1* ov
pinions,it is all folly aod nonsense—fudge
—Mme—l abondsto WATCH
V*
I. T., FRIDAY, 11, 1840.
From the Globe.
The .Whig. Framdo,
The disclosures of ths villainous firatods
practised in New York in the foil of 1838
and spring of 1839, are so monstrous, and car
ry with' them such a weight of guilt "and
crime, that no one can be surprised that all
the leaders of the Whig party should be driv
en to the most desperate and preposteroos'ex
pedients to clear themselves of this most foul
and infamous transaction. They know that if
they cannot clear themselves of it, they must
sink under the weight of guilt. Hence their
desperate struggles, their bold denials, their
audacious assault upon the sanctity of a judi
cial tribunal, their wicked attempts to sustain
the charge of conspiracy against B. F. BUT
LER and others, and their efforts to make false
Usucuf in hope# to draw the public mind off
from the real question.
But all these agonizing efforts cannot avail
them they can no more escape from this foul
transaction, than they can escape from their
own guilty consciences. To attempt to deny
it, or to deny that some of the managers of the
Whig party in New York were concerned in
it, is as preposterous as to der.y the existence
of the Revolutionary war, or that William
Penn founded the good city of Brotherly Love,
which is now the nest of so many foul birds.
What is the charge? It is, that a large
number of men, the scum of a great city, de
graded vagabonds, and the most depraved
wretches, were hired by GLENWORTH tc go
from Philadelphia to New York ^and vote
there that they did go there, and did vote,
many of them in several wards and that $30
per head, or a larger sum, was paid them for
this service and expense. These are the ma
terial facts in this villainous transaction, and
the only material facts necessary to prove that
the crime has been perpetrated.
Is there any doubt in regard to any of these
facts? Are they not proved, independently of
the testimony of STEVENSON and GLENWOUTH?
Does not the evidence of Captain SIIUI.TK, a
Whig, and a man of unimpeachable character,
prove that he brought on one gang of twenty
five of these "Hessians," as GLKNWORTH call
ed them, and that they were such vagabonds
that he pointed out twenty-four of I hem with
out any previous knowledge of them. YOUNG,
High Constable of Philadelphia, and one of
the guilty agents, admits that lie was employ
ed by GLENWORTH to hire these men, and that
he collected and put on board the boat a gang
of them.
PATRICK MCARDLE, and RAYMOND, both
swear that a gang of them were finder their
charge in the debtors' prison, and the former
admits that he took them to the polls, in the
Sixteenth Ward, and that they voted.
MARKS and REYNOLDS testify that they were
engaged to go to New York, that they did £0
with a gang, and Marks says he saw Reynolds
and Brother vot?. He declines to answer
whether he voted himself, but it is clear from
his own Statement that he did. Numerous
other witnesses testify to facts tending to con
firm these witnesses, and their statements.
But it is a waste of time to recapitulate the
evidence. The transaction is proved by sev
eral disinterested witnesses, and admitted by
Glcntworth, Young, McArdle, Raymond, and
others of the guilty agents concerned in it
and by Marks and Reynolds, two of the gang
who were brought on and voted.
That a large number of miserable vaga
bonds and depraved wretches were brought to
New York from Philadelphia that they voted,
and several of them in many of the wards
that a large sum of money was paid for this
purpose, are fact9 about which there can be no
dispute.
Young admits that he received $700 at one
time, and Havens, in his "non vie recordi"
testimony, is obliged to state that he carried
on a package of bills to Glentworth, and saw
it opened, and that it contained $800, or more.
In his second testimony, he also swears that
on Saturday night before the election, Glent
worth called on him, and that he gave him a
draft on' CiH» of Philadelphia, for $1000, or
near that sum. From the testimony of Ha
vens, therefore, it is proved ihat Glentworth
received $1,800 for this purpose. Marks, who
admits his guilt, was informed against and ar
restad, and after being kept in prison six
months, was discharged by proclamation, evi
dently by the connivance of the Whig officers
and when he was discharged, Mr. Pesoa, his
friend, went with him to EUatchford's office,
and Pesoa informed Mr. B. that he understood
the Whig committee had appropriated 8*23 for
Marks, and he had been directed to call on
him him for the money.
Blatchford asked if Marks was discharged,
and threw down a check for the money.
These are facts abundantly proved, and a
bout which there cannot be a shadow of a
doubt.
And are not these all the material facts ne
cessary to show that this abominable crime
has been perpetrated? The various other ques
tions raised as to the participation of different
individuals, however important in regard to
their characters, are no way material in re
spect to the main question, whether this dam-
rjtrime
against the laws, and the rights of
tie, has been committed. Let not the
therefore, be drawn off fromx the
tion, by the attempts to mystify
[eel, by raising false and immaterial
issues.?
But as there is no escaping from the crime
itself, the great effort is to clear the Whig
leader* from all participation in it. But their
despwdto^orts for this purpose only involve
thea^^MHin the guilt. That the crime was
Per94MProugt1 ^'R
agency
m-
°f Glentworth
plowWkyond all dispute. The only re
'ning question is, whether Glentworth was
concerned, or whether others were aid
assisting bim? It is not
that Glentworth was alonftj|
lion. Stlralllftence wi
as the!
was
prove thfft
that he was:
Who furnished
tngras he told
and t©,000 MtHf
hepaid over to
"f
v"
the purity of the eteefioa! Ca^ auy oue
doubt that it came from the Whig eorruption
fund, whieh was under the control ot the
Whig committee? Where else could it come
from? Mr. Havens, who,, with all bis reluc
lance, swears that he paid over to him a large
sum, but cannot tell where it came from. A
package was handed to him by a young man,
but be did not know who he was, nor where
the money came from,nor for what purpose it
was sent to Glentworth. This single fact,
was there no other, that Glentworth, in this
operation, expended several thousand dollars
in motley, establishes beyond all doubt or Con
troversy the participation of the Whig mana
gers in this flagicious transaction. Glent
worth was only the agent, and his principals
or employers furnished him with the money
Amr-it is proved by Ha»en» him^f# that
a large sum of this money passed through his
hands into Glentworth's. This connects the
transaction with Whig leaders in New York,
throwing out of the case Glentworth's confes
sions, and every other circuir.3tance. Those
who furnished the money to purchase the votes
of these vagabonds, were not only a party to
the transaction, but they were the prineipals in
it, and Glentworth was only their agent.—
However guilty he may be, they are still more
guilty.
But as the last effort to escape the infamy
due to their criminal participation, in this au
dacious crime. The Whig committee and
others set up a plea that Glentworth went be
yond his instructions. They assert that they
had heard that certain gentlemen in Philadel
phia were intending to send on men to vote
the Democratic ticket, and that Glentworth
was sent on to Philadelphia to get persons to
come to New York as challengers to stop ille
gal voters against them. Was there ever so
preposterous a pretence? But drowning men
cling to straws. I et us examine this honest
plea for a moment. It is to be remembered
hat those criminals plead double, as the law
yers call it, for they had previously pleaded
not puiliy, by denying all knowledge or parti
cipation in the transaction. They deny that
they knew what Glentworth went to Philadel
phia for, and some of them any knowledge of
his having gone there. These two pleas are
inconsistent, and contradict each other. The
first denies all participation in the transaction,
and the second admits it, and sets up a justifi
cation. Both these pleas cannot be true, but
both may be false. If the object for which
Glentworth was sent was lawful and proper,
why did these honest men deny their partici
pation in it? Why so much concealment?
.But these innocent and persecuted gentlemen,
notwithstanding onti at least is counsellor at
law, seetn to overlook one important point in
their defence. They seem to forget that there
are accessories after as well as before the com
mission of the crime.
Glentworth sent to B,t«ludeJfH». |0ob
tain watchers! it is certain he did not procure
men for that purpose. He hired men to come
on arid vote and they did come on and vote.
The original purpose, therefore, is of no im
portance, because these Hessians were brought
to New York by Glentworth to vote, and some
of the Whig managers took charge of the
men, assisted in getting in their votes, and
others paid the expense of the operations and
others aided them to escape detection.
But that there was ever such a purpose is
perfectly ridiculous. Would any men in their
senses expend several thousand dollars, mere
"y to procure challengers at an election?
Would they pay thirty dollars each for such
an object? And would they scrape up the
very dogs and offals of a city to aet persons
to Wii-.ch the polls? Must not challengers be
decent rrr .i, whose sta'ements would be enti
tled to credit? But the simple fact of the a*
mount of money which was required to get
on these men, is of itself conclusive evidence
that it was perfectly understood for what pur
pose they were to be brought to New York.
The large sum paid was the wages of sin. It
is not to be forgotten that this extraodinary
plea, which from its improbability, would re
quire the strongest proof, has not a single par
ticle of testimony to support it. There io no
evidence or pretence that any men were
brought to Philadelphia to vote the Democrat
ticket nor is there a single circumstance
proved, tending to give even a coloring to such
a charge. They say it was rumored that men
were to be sent on for this purpose by certain
gentlemen in Philadelphia. But do they
bring this rumor home to any individual of
the Democratic party? Do they prove any
circumstance, word, act, or deed of any Re
publican, either in New York or Philadelphia,
which gives even a color to this rutpor? No
thing of the kind, But the public are called
upon to believe that the Whig committee, in
consequence of an idle rumor, wholly unsup
ported, expended thousands of dollars, to im
port some hundreds of watchers to prevent im
aginary frauds, of which they had no knowl
edge whatever? Is .this the way the Whig
committee spend their money? Glentworth
knew better. He told Capt. Shultz, when
going on, that he was intending to do some
thing that would "tell for the Whig ticket."
But certain honest Whigs rely on their let
ter to Glentworth, in which they tell him, that
if he has any thing further in view than to
bring on men to guard the polls against frauds
and protect the ballot box, he rsnust go no fur
ther. This letter is the very strongest evi
dence against them. No candid man can read
it without being fully convinced on the subject.
It bears on its very face the most conclusive
marks of dishonesty and sinister design. The
very fact of writing the letter, shows that
Draper, Blatchford, Grinnel. and others pres
ent at the time, knew, or believed, tha^Glent
was engaged in enlisting men to bring to New
York to vote, in violation of law, and by the
commission of perjury and that he was as
suming to act as their agent, aod spending
their money in this operation. What language
[gfaeld honest men have addressed to such an
t! Would they not have satd fhaltbey
heard with astonishment that he wsf
in a scheme of fraud, by obtaining men
olate the laws and commit perjury that
abandon so foal JtajMtome, aod jftiH-,
it they construoed to
hed^lptis
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langu^g! Of hoaeirmeo.
•mISS
NO.
i:
what was their language! Thay
therefore take the earliest and
mode of saying to you, that while
to submit to the expense yw ha»t it
ydwr preliminary arrung*m*nta, we will
countenance any system which can in any
encourage the importation of voters." Thi
is the rebuke given to an offender, who, in
their behalf and at their expense, they had
learned was engaged in a desperate scheme of
fraud and villainy. "We are willing to sob*
mit to any expense you have incurred ia your
preliminary arrangements.*' They learn*that
their agent is about to perpetrate an infamous
crime, and these honest men write to him that
they cannot countenance it, but they are wil
ling to pay the
EXPKNSX
for what be haa done
in the commission of this crime. With what
horror these Wbig raj»oj*g»r«
ed this crime. They could not connteha
it, but were willing to pay the expense of the
villainy so far as it had been carried.
This letter was evidently written as a seteen
behind which to take shelter, in case the fraud
should be exposed. This is the use they are
now attempting to make of it. It is proved
that Ford,*who was sent on with the letter,
was himself engaged in Philadelphia in pro^
curing men to go on to New York and vote*
But what took place subsequent to the receipt
of this letter by Glentworth, renders the letter
of no sort of importance. Glentworth retain
ed on Saturday, and that afternoon had an in
terview with these men at Blatchford's office,
and another in the evening at Draper's house.
This they admit. If it was conceded, there
fore, for the purpose of the argument, that the
letter was written with an honest intent to
stop the fraud at that time, it amounts to no
thing by way of exculpation, because Glent
worth had two interviews with these Whig
managers after he received their letter, and the
morning after these interviews, he returned to
Philadelphia to consummate the villainous
transaction. The essential question therefore
is, whether the Whig managers assented to
Glentworth's scheme, and aided him in it,
when he last left New York to carry into ef
fect this villainous fraud. Glentworth says
he took on two drafts on Gill, for $1,000 each,
and other funds and Havens swears that
Glentworth called on him Saturday evening,
and obtained one of these drafts on Gill. It
is certain, then, that the result of these inter
views was, that Glentworth returned to Phil
adelphia with a large amount of money, and
that he carried out the fraud. Are we to be«j^*
lieve that he did this without th^gimtlfedge
and assent of the Whig nianagpBHp^o,
bow did he get the money he carrieo^frwitlfe
him? Independently of his own testimomr, it
proved hy Havens that he had a draft of one
thousand dcUars. It is the iponey furnished
Glentworth w\ch is the con&uive
the connection dT ilie Whig Mi
transaction. That.
on Saturday, two days after the
written, and after the last consultant
Grinnell and others, is established beyond
dispute.
It may be that at the time they wrote their
letter, these hvnoruhlc men had become fright
ened at the enormity of the meditated fraud,
and the danger of exposure and intended to
Joack out and pay the expense of the iniqui
ty, so far as it had gone. But the question r&
curs, did they not yield to his opinion, on a
consultation with Glentworth, that ithadgoue
too far, and that it was safer to carry out the
fraud than to stop it. That there "would be
more danger of exposure in the latter than In
the former course.
The result of the whole is, that the crime
was perpetrated by Glentworth immediately
after a consultation with these honest Whig
managers, two days subsequent to the date of
this letter, and that they, cr other agents of
the Whig party, furnished the fundi fur carry
ins it into execution.
alii
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There is one more fact. After all this—ait*
ter the perpetration of this infamous fraud by
Glentworth, whieh was known to all thea
—Wetmore and others recommended binof to
Governor Seward for an important office, whi^b
was conferred upon him.
This damnable fraud was perpetrated in pur
suance of Whig counsels, anf with tnonej^r
furnished bv Whigs and if the denying indi
viduals now before the public, throw it from
themselves, they must throw it on some of
their brethren and they can no more clear tho
skirts of Whigery of it, than the murderer
can wash out the blood of his victim, with
which his hands and garments may be stained, "H
and which cries to heaven for vengeance. "J
Their hands, if not stained with blood, are ~t'
polluted with the money which was paid as
the price of fraud, perjury and crime and all
the waters of the Hudson cannot wash out therx
plague spot," which they must carry with
them to their graves.
Professor Arndt, after being shut up-M
fortress for twenty-one years, {Ms struggles*
his sufferings and his name aimrist forgotten,
has, we learn by the German papers received
last, been restored to liberty. Young men
will ask, we are afraid, in Germany as they
ask in England, who is Arndt? Four or fir#
and twenty years ago a Professor of his nati&
was tho terror of the German Government.—^
He was imprisoned, not for his misdeed^, bllt
for his popularity. The students sung his
hymns to liberty, repeated his burning words,
and frightened kings.
By
A
the patriotic exer­
tions of the Germans, the Frenclwwere driven
across the Rhine, and when they claimed their
promised reward of a liberal constitution, they
were answered with stripes, dungeons and fet«
ters, Arndt, wo believe, was one of those
who felt moat deeply the faithlessness of the
King of Prussia, and most loudly and elo
quently expressed his indqptfalion.
he was imprisnnedf and it?
in prisoQ £M tweMjh^E«|,i4i«.
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