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ßn i% . Jä Um 1 SB VOL. î. _ _ _ _ WILMINGTON', JUNE 26 , •.■l'- 1 ! 1 -!. 1 -Il AN 'il * mjMJMEJWMLL cy WALTERS, NO. 101, MARKET-STREET, WILMING TON, (Del.) at g3 50, per ; 1823 «. KO. 1. uuiuin. ed of to a I From the No York COM MEIt CI A L A DVEKTl SKR. STANZAS, Occasioned by readrig- those beautiful lines from the Spanish, beginning—** Toll not the bell of death for me, when I am dead,** &c. AVl»«' , v float!» bath bade his arrow fly, Come* not beside my couch of trouble, To gaze upon my wandYing eye, Nor talk of Hope's exhausted bubble, - - When I die ! You who on life's mild surface sail, Fast by tht groves that skirl tlie billow, Bril ,» r not your garlands from the -ale, '[ t» fade unwelcome round my pillow, -When 1 die ! In that last hour of suflVnig nature, When earth's light joys inconstant fly ; Strew not your insect pleasures nigh, To roll of peace each pallid feature, -When I die! While on these quiv'ring lips ye see 1 .»'e's ebbing accents faintly tremble; O, not with cold and curious eye Beside my curtains rude assemble, -When I die ! Or would ye, doubting, ask me why My heart was t»r*d—my sojourn weary ? To give your thoughtless souls reply, i would but cay—" The world »s dreary," -—When I die Î No—let the cart-lefts crowd retire, While one dear form in anguish kneeling, Waits tlie last flash of nature's lire, And grants the boon alt else deny,— One gush of Woe—one burst of feeling, -When I die ! Let no vain pomp attend my way, yon green yew-trees' dark enclosures ; 1$ ne lament and Friendship sigh, ! grief prepare her wreath of osiers, -When I die ! Lr l affection*« tribute calm : in .rial fears,—my memVy cherish, li • Mu i td tears my bier embalm, A, j uVrmy pall unwasting flourish, —When 1 die Î So vi'heta lite's turbid streams are still, \nd its black frowns no more beset me, flnn.e friend may pity's rites fulfill, And toes, (if any such) forget me, -When 1 die 1 aONfi. " Soft as yon silver rav that sleeps Upon the ocean's trembling tide, r Soft as die air dial lightly sweeps Von sail that swells in stately pride. Soft as the «urges stealing note That dies along the distant shores, Or warbled strain that sinks remote So soft the sigh iny bosom pours. True as tlie moon In Cynthia's ray— True as the vessel to the breeze— Troc as the sold to music's sway— Or music to Venetian seas. Sott as yon silver beams that steep Upon the ocean's trembling breast, So sob so true fund love shall weep, So soft, so true with thee shall rest. WOMEN. Yc are stars of the night, ye are gems of the morn, Ye are dew drops whose lustre illumines the thorn ; And r lyless that night is, that morning unblest— \\ here no beam in your ev e lights up peace in the breast; And the sharp thorn of sorrow sinks deep in the heart, 'Till the sweet lip of woman assuages the smart. 'Tis Iter's o'er the conch ot misfortune to bend, In fondness a lover, in firmness a friend, Ami prosperity's hour, be it ever contest, both refinement and zest ; }\i,m woman receives And adorn'd by the bays, or enwreath'd with the willow, [bo smile is mir meid, and her bosom our pillow. WEIGHT OF GREAT (HI \RACTERS. Weighed at the. scales at West Point. . 209 lbs. General Washington, General Lincoln, General Knox, tit itérai Huntington, - General Greaton, - Colonel Swift, C.d Michael Jackson, Col. Henry Jackson, - - 280 152 IG6 219 238 232 Lt.Od. Huntington, Lt. Col. Cobb, - JLt. Col. Humphreys, 'The above memorandum was found in tlie pocket book of a deceased officer of tlie Massa chusetts line. Curiosity respecting the form, physiognomy tttid stature of eminent men, is universal ; bio graphers usually attempt to gratify their rcad f by detailing all such minute circumstances; who knows the weight of General ISuontt Thnse who 18 G ers vet, pane, or the Duke of Wellington r read their biography would be gratified to know the cubic incites and exact dimensions ol the rlav tenement* occupied by such martial spi rits. ' The average weight of these eleven distin guished Revolutionary officers is 2I llbs. and exceeds, we think, that ol an equal number of [Satan Gazelle. any other nation. SAN PIETRO AND VANINA. A TALK. San Pietro was by birth a Corsican; his j " country groaned under the dominion of the j Genoese, for they were never any other than its 1 tyrants. With their mother's milk the Corsi- for cans imbibed the most mortal hatred against I their oppressors. San Pietro, the son of a sol- ! dier, destitute of the advantages of fortune, had j likewise sworn in his temlerest infancy to de- 1 of liver his country, and had taken up arms against ; of the Genoese as soon as lie was able to carry ! his them. His inveteracy and his courage render ed him the terror of his enemies; and the re-| to port, of his achievements spread far ami wide, j The females ol those days were won by deeds i of hardihood, and willingly gave their hands to j enterprising conquerors. Vanina ( truant*, the j rich heiress and daughter ol the Viceroy of i Corsica, fell in love with San Pietro, " Brave ' San Pietro," she addressed him in a letter, " if] your sensibility is equal to your courage, you j cannot hut he flattered by the reward which I 1 oiler you. The vulgar can only present laurels j to a deliverer, but those who have a heart are j convinced that laurels are not sufficient. You , know my name and rank ; but these aredespi- j sed by a hero " " Go, Joseph»," said she to her j attendant, " seek out the bravest of tile brave ; : give him this letter. Have I occasion to name 1 him ? It is Sari Pietro." . Josephe, instead of obeying the commands of his mistress, ran to the unde of Vanina, anil acquainted him witbMhe whole affair. The uncle was vexed tliot his niece should harbour a design to throw herself away in such a man ner; lie detained the letter, and returned it himself to Vanina. "This billet is not for me," said he, "and I have brought it back to you ; 1 I read it ami blushed. What! Vanina, would j it you marry a soldier?" "VVliat signifies bis I birth? Has be not avenged the republic, and does he not surpass you all in valor ?" "Hut re fleet how great a distance there is between him and you."—"'Truly, prodigious, uncle ; but all the advantage is on his side, who by his genius soared beyond the narrow sphere to which for tune attempted to confine him. San Pietro is far more illustrious than I am ; and it is he who confers honour by accepting my hand." "And what will people say?" "That Vanina knew how to appreciate a great man." "No, never will I give my consent to this degrading match." " 'Then San Pietro will find means to extort it. • t This night you shall behold me at Your letter was broken open." 'Towards evening he repaired to the palace, file residence Vanina, who awaited his arrival in her most magnificent attire. San Pietro ap peared in his ordinary dress; his bravery was his only ornament, his reputation constituted all his splendour. " I am not come," said lie, " to speak the language of the titled lovers who court your favour; San Pietro never learned it. The son of a soldier, anil a soldier himself, living almost always upon an element which excludes him from the intercourse with the rest of mankind, his manners have acquired a rough noss which is ill adapted to the tender accents of love; but 1 have examined my heart, and there I think I have discovered your image.— ! San Pietro will love you ; my character has told ; you the rest. 1 know mit if I shall ever be jea ious, hut if so, Sau Pietro will be a tiger. Now examine yourself and decide." Vanina resembled the tender dove which humbles herself before the sparrowhawk, and strives by gentleness to soften his ferocity, That fatal sentiment ; what is not love capable of ejj'tciiug.'' proved the ruin of V'aiiina. She nattered herself that she should he able to tame liis savage disposition; hot what power have the charms of beauty over a soul constituted like that of S.m Pietro ? Vanina's uncle resolved to take public men sures to prevent the marriage. San Pietro held all leo-al interference in profound contempt.— With a drawn sabre lie entered the apartment of the hau'dity relative, and threw upon theta b'e a parch in on t upon which was written the mama're contract. " Subscribe this," cried he, « ov vint are a lead man."' San Pietro had no other method of ferminaf-nghU affairs. He be the husband of Vanina; and in the even in«- of tlie day on which they were united, he received intelligence that the Genoese gal lies had appeared off Corsica. He instantly quitted his bride, hastened on hoard of his galley, ami Vanina saw him administer an oath to the sea and soldiers, to fight, to conqueror to die. lie then sailed alone to meet his numerous eue lilies. The Genoese were put to flight, and the victor returned to port, where he was received with loud acclamations. The party of the Genoese continued to gain «round in Corsica, 'till San Pietro at length found himself obliged to take refuge in France, His reputation Imd preceded him ; (lie court accepted his services, lt had at that time oc casion for men with arms of steel, and souls of blood. Vanina followed her husband. Vanina was handsome ; and during the reign of Charles IX. the corruption of morals had increased to such a pitch that it was impossible for a hand Josephe, I fnrgive joui' in"t indiscretion, but your file shall pay for a -ccoml. Carry this billet, open as it is, In S».i I'iotro." Tlie wgrrior received the billet. lie knew Vanina; she possessed beauty, and he was flat tered by the oiler other band. He returned this answer;—" Fair lady, I am delighted with your proposal. In eight days 1 shall beyour husband; in eight days I hope to love you more than present, your feet. lbs. came tlie bio rcad who men know the spi distin and of Vanina j was soon surrounded by admirers. San Pietro perceived it. "I swear," said he to his wife, ] of j " to punish you on the spot, if ever you forget ; j your duty : bid on your part swear to me to 1 name alt those who shall shew so little respect ! for .San Pietro as to raise to you their auda-! I cious desires." Vanin, swore. ' ! The duke of Guise tire son of an illustrious j j father, and himself of some celebrity, the friend j 1 of Catharine de Mrdicis, imagined that the wife ; of San Pietro was likely to swell ihe number of ! his easy conquests. Me wrote to Vanina. "Read that letter which has been sent me," said she to San Pietro. "Write to him in answer to j come, and that you expect him to-night; l—I i will receive him."—" But. consider that this j would he the most abominable treachery, and j that the house of Guise is very powerful.''—" I i will not kill him; I will only give him a me- : ' mento. This court swarms with young men ' if] who divert Margaret de Valois, and even the j queen-mother herself, in the morning with the 1 storks of their amorous adventure:; ; Guise shall j j not relate the adventure of this night. I writ j give nil these coxcombs such a lesson as they ; , will not hastily forget, and I will begin with j j Guise." ; j The duke, proud of having received an as ; : sigmition from the fair Vanina, spent, the whole j 1 day in adorning his person lor the happy night, Evening came, and he was led with ail the :.c- : crecy he w ished to Vanina's plumber ; but how j were all l>. ; ifon#Me<pectutions blasted in a mo- j ment! Instead ^Hfanina he found San Pietro j waiting for liim^He was sitting at a table on uhicli lay two naked swords. Guise ■ was brave; he was surprised, not appaled by ! the presence of the husband; "I have read I ; 1 your letter young man," said San Pietro, " here ! j it is; I even dictated the answer. You have j I affronted me ; here are two swords: one is for me."—" Then I shall take the other," rejoined the duke, extending his hand to seize it. This action surprised San Pietro arid drew from him a smile, "You do not seem to be afraid, young man."—" No."—" Well, 1 am no longer angry with you; we will only fight till one of us draws blood." " As you please." - They actually fought merely for pastime. The fluke was first wounded, and wanted to go on. " You arc a child," said San Pietro; " we «greed to fight only till the first blood was drawn, and you propose to continue. 'That might be well if we hated each other; but now go and tell the young gentlemen of the court that Venina leaves to her husband the care of fining the honours of her house." This adven ture soon became public, and Venina had no more attacks to resist. San Pietro rendered the court important services, hut his ruling passion, that of doing • he Genoese all the mischief in his power, led t him to Constantinople, to persuade the Grand at Signior to equip a fleet agamst them. 'Ihe publicvwell knew what it had to (ear from so valiant anel so active an enemy. V anina's pro pertv hail been confiscated, and tile republic not satisfied with this, was likewise desirous of having a hostage who should be answerable for the conduct ol San Pietro. Vanina awaited her husband's return at Marseilles. 'The mu gistrates of Genoa received this information, it. and secretly dispatched emmissaries to per simile her to return to her native island. She was promised a pardon for her husband, and the restitution of her possessions, lliecre dulous Vanina, thinking she was doing a ser vice to San Pietro, embarked with her jewels and her children tor Genoa, ! Pietro hearing of the ciicumstance, procured a ; vessel, pursued, overtook, and brought her ha; L to France, where he delivered her up tu the parliament of Aix, which caused her to be kept in a place of safety. Nothing could equal the lory of San Pietro, when, on his return from Constantinople, lie was informed of his wile's design: a servant who vas in the secret, and hat! not opposed the execution of the plan, he stabbed with his hand. Upon this he hastened to Aix, and de mandril his wile. The parliament, apprehen sive of the consequences ot his rage refused to surrender her into his hands. 'I auina who had a presentiment of the fatal issue of this «flair, but whose soul was above every emotion of fear, however insisted on being again united to her husband. Her demand could not be refused, and they returned together to Marseilles, the When San Pietro entered Ins house, and found he, it so cheerless ami empty, lus indignation no roused with redoubled force, lie reproached be- his wife with her fault, and swore that nothing but her death could atone for it. 1 wo slave he were immediately commanded to execute Jins lies cruel sentence. " I submit to your decree, plied the tender Vanina, " but as a last favour 1 conjure you let me not die by the hand ol these wretches,but by that ot the bravest ot die. men, whose undaunted intrepidity induced me to select him for my husband." Sian Pietro, the by a sign directed the slaves to withdraw, threw himself at the feet of his wile, implored her pardon in the humblest terms, conducted to her their children whom she embraced, wept with the unfortunate Vanina over these melancholy pledges of their affection, fastened t ie tatai chord about her neck, and strangled lier, oc- He immediately set out lor the court, whither of the report of the horrid deed had preceded him. He received an intimation to keep himself pri vate, but regardless of the warning, he even to ventured to appear in the royal presence He demanded to be heard ; he recounted lus ser some woman to remain unmolested. A friend of San own was i I c vices, mentioned the rewards he might require, and exposed his breast covered vvillt the scars of numerous wounds. " VVliat is it to the king," said he, "what is it to France, whether .Sa.i Pietro is on good or bad terms with his wife?' All present shuddered with horror, but he was pardoned. I bis story, which has the air of romance, is strictly true. A son of this fcian Pietro, named Alphonso de Ornano, .vus as ferocious as his father : he killed his soldiers with his own hand A MISER'S WILL, " I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law, Sa rah Dennis, four old worsted stockings, .which she will find underneath my bed: to tnv nc phew, Charles Mecartney, two pair of stockings : lying in the box where I keep my linen, to Lt. ' Johnson of his majesty's 5th regiment of foot, my only pair of white cotton stockings,' am! my old scarlet great coat; and to Hanna liourke. j my housekeeper, in return for her long and faithful services, my cracked earthen pitcher, ; Hannah in anger told the other legatees that j she resigned to them her valuable share of this ; property, and retired. In equal rage Charles kicked down the pitcher; and as it broke a. j multitude of guineas burst out and rolled along the floor. This fortunate discovery induced : those present to examine the stockings, which j to their great joy were crammed with money, j j ■ It does one's heart good to r ee a merry round ! faced farmer. So independent, and yet so free I from vanity anil pride. So rich, and yet so in ! dustrious—so patient, and persevering in his j calling, and yet so kind and social and obliging, I'There are a thousand noble traits about linn which light up bis character. He is generally hospitable—eat and drink with him anti he won't set a mark on you, and sweat it out of you with double compound interest, as some I know will—you are welcome. He will do you a kindness without expecting a return bv way - of compensation—it is not so with everybody, He is generally more honest and sincere—less disposed to deal in a low ant! underhanded cunning, than many 1 could name. He gives to society its best support—is the firmest pillar that supports the edifice of government—lie is the lord of nature. Look at him in lös home spun and grey backs—gentlemen! laugh at him if you will—but believe me lie can laugh back if he plcasca. when they had committed any offence. TIIE FARMER. A young man of the town of Eden, state of Maine, by the name of William Salsbury, was lately crossing a field alone, and came on a sudden upon a linge bear. Young Salsbury was unwilling to retreat—near where he stood lie found a rotten stick, which lie used as a sub stitute for a club; he then made up to the bear who stood gnashing his teeth at him, anil struck • him across tlie nose, and by chance stunned hint, when the club broke—lie then took out ait old jack-knife, loose in the ri vit, clinch'd in with the bear, sawed of!' the jugular vein in bis net&, and killed him ! % Providence, (R. I.) Horrid Murder. —The following isan extract of a letter from Dr. Beleg Clarke, to his friend. I lie act was committed on Monday noon in the town ot Coventry, near fite Arkwright village. " J was yesterday called to witness one of the most horrid sights I ever beheld. At half pu»t 12 i'.'ltick, 1 was requested to go to Rich mond Remington, by one of his son», in great laste, he said his lather had killet! his mother and himself. I repaired iintnrdiately to the hguse about a quarter of a mile oft', and on en tering tin- house, fo nd Mrs. Remington lying on the floor with her face downward, and cu veretl with blood ; 1 discovered a depression the back part ol her head, and fourni upon examination, her skull broken in—there were no signs of life remaining. About four teet from her, was her husband sitting' itt a chair with his chili resting upon his breast covered with blood. I raised up his lieatl and L held the fatal stab on the left side of the windpipe immediately over the carotid, or Is.i of the neck, which 1 have no doubt wr A court of inquest was held, which returned a verdict of wilful murder by Remington on his wife, and suicide on himself. n . artery iviiied. An Irishman in America once wrote to Ins father tu Ireland, thus: « Dear Father.—I wish you would come and .settle in this place, for your business is much better here than it, is where you are ; and bu sitles, I dare say you would soon get to be a colonel, a justice of the peace, it member of the legislature, or a constable, lor in this country they have mighty mean men to fill these olfices.', ' In the time of Richard II. the dandies wore shoes so much turned up before that legislative interference was necessary to prevent them kicking each other's eyes out. Organizing the Militia —A militia captain of one of the northern states, during the late war, being told that a regiment vu , to be or ganized for some special service, exclaimed— " The darned fools, they'd better stick to trie drum and fife Ilian to go' to the expense oi'buy i ing organs."