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As a specimen of die graphic manner in wbew. s « arte fÄss rsasTbffi between^^ thVrival parties of Hoeks and Kab U j— the latter of whom were the victors, though 'the* formerwere aUed in the fight by n*iriment of English soldiers sent to espouse their cause, which was that of Jacqueline aeaLt heusurpation of Pliilip of Burgundy. X slaughter was great, and the English hav ink ,suffered even more titan the other eon mg taunciw ^v^s. . o j tnii tending parties, one of the survivors, Selton by name, was left at large, that he might assist . 1 , , , i i i in burying the dead on the held. «V b i • ... . , "Sefton passed on in this wav over several that were bodies of friends and foes, either un known to him, or so disfigured bv wounds and death, as to be doubtful in the imperfect light, Again lie paused, stooped down closely to a new object, and then exclaimed. -What! Eh! can it be? by the road, it is! Poor Thorlsby ! dead and gone, and thy blue noes already bleaching white in the north-east breeze ! A veteran of judgment and candor! Well and'up wisely didst thou speak this morning of cross-bow, and here has the bullet from an en vious arquebus gone through thy breast ! A, d< ub'ie portion of covering slialt thou bave, old bov, in honor of thy rank and thy keen knowledge of arms.' "As lie stuck his spade into the hard earth, a low moan close beside him told him that life! — not yet extinct in some body hard by. This was a common sound, and he had already heard a hundred similar ones, without suffer ing his attention to be arrested. He therefore went on with the imperfect burial ol his old friend, but, at every stroke of the spade, a re newed moan and a murmured word of invo cation came from one among the heap of bo dies. POETRY mg fair friend, »T1» Fricndahlf»*« «ledge, n Nor thou tire gin refuse, Ming ear The moralizing muse. my y attend If or Since thou in all thy youth and charms, Must bid Ute world adieu, world 'gninBt pence in constnut arms) To join the friendly few. of life o'er enst, o'the tempest's lower; orn blast Since, thy gay Chill (And ne'er misfor Did nip the »mrer flower. ) I nt charm no more. Since life's Still .Still nobler - —.. The comfort a of the mnd\ Thine is the self-approving glow, On conscious honor's pint; And dearest gift «I Heaven below, Thine friendship'!* truest heart. thou in store, The joys refin'd of sense and taste, With every Muse to rove: And doubly were the Poet blest These joys could he improve. Jiurnt. MISCELLANEOUS. the l.ondon Court Journal. A SCENE ON A BATTLE FIELD, after a victory. V a was " * How odd this is !' exclaimed he, at even " * How odd this is !' exclaimed he, at even stroke on the earth a voice seems to come from it, as though it groaned from pain, it he that thus murmurs, like the ghost of the grave?' " 1 Jock Sefton!' faintly uttered the voice. " * The Lord pardon me !' cried he who thus apostrophized; the saints pray for me! the angels be my speed ! Is King Richard's ghost indeed raised up to punish my having called on him?* "His knees knocked together, hia teeth chat tered, the spade almost dropped from his hand, and he sat down on the nearest heap of carcas ses, crossing himself the while. " * Jesu Maria, save me!* exclaimed he in stantly. on being thrown fairly over on his face, by a sudden heaving of the heap. 'Holy St. Jude! is the dead beginning to ris " * Jock Sefton, Jock Sefton, pull me out of this horrid place—I hear your voice,* mur mured a faint sound " *Aha! why, there's some reason in that, said Sefton, reassured, and following the sug •now that yc talk ay. I'll Who are your' Who c: vas v gestiop of his good-nature; like a Christian man, be ye who ye lend a hand for your relief. " No answer followed. "'Why don't ye speak died outright, in that last struggle, which flung roe face to face with old Serjant Thorlsby? What's thv name? " Still no answer was given, though groans of every degree of agonized utterance filled the air in various directions. comrade ! Hast " ' God preserve me. this is awful w exclaimed Selton, looking round, and seeing no living thing, but the few dim-looking grave rnakers, an occasional horse wildly rangeing about, or some straggling crows and ravens, already attracted by the anticipated banquet. " 'Awful work indeed! how horrid it is to stand intrenched in corpses, and to feel feet dabbling in cold blood? There's no use in staying here longer to night, my own limbs are stiffening now, und my jaws Lcl hard set as if I were one ol the dead. I ll e'en leave this cursed spot, where, one by one every comrade of mine has fallen. St. Jude! 'its a terrible thing to think that all but myself, of the dozen hale men, sergant corporal and pri vates, who danced a mad round this morning in the guard-tent, are gone to their last account rk !' . • , n , • • unshrived, and with all their sms like a cram* nw.l full canvas, knapsack, on their back, K Mary, see them safe to Heaven." " ' Hev! again! Living still, whosoever ye be.' Then, with God's blessing, I'll rescL ye, though I be found to turn over a hundredturned carcasses. Ah, this must be Corporal Crump's own big head: such another does not wag on anv nair of shoulders dead or livine Tesu' 'tis the head sure enough but what a gash across the throat! Ah, there was the blade of a Flemish knife' Well do 1 remember, it was even thus with honest Halnh Mugglesford when he feU on tlie breach > P Mugslesi0rd ' O' lock, Jock, for mercy's sake pull me out,' said the voice ; and at the same instant a con vulsive grasp caught hold of Sefton's leg. "'Ah 1 the devil the devil" cried he striving to burst a wav' 'I et me co ' Loosen' your hold ! Treachery ! Treachery f Help, help! I et me vo or bv the rood I'll cut thv wrist sinews across whh my spade, be thou burgun i; H r»r Rlemincr.from ' Jock, Jock ! Dostn't thou know thy friend, r Wat Bassett»" » ' What! is't thou, bully Bassett, that still lives and gripes my ankle so fast! Odd's my life I didn't see that overgrown Flemish knight gi' thee such a tl.wack o' his hatchet as must ha' laid any skull open that wa.n't made o' -.a» •• • KiA&ai., followed at his heels, struck a thirst ef his poinard under the flap of thy gabardine, that. might have gone through the ribs of an ox. An thou rt still alive, an* it isn t thv ghost, good lad, I'll have thee up and well for little Cicely yet; so, let go thy grip, Walter, a n' keep up thy spirits, sweet heart!' -In a little more. Bassett was fairly extri . r .iu rii 1 i iu cated from the heap of dead under which he had lain for hours, his life having been so long it /• , • ? . . ° preserved by one of the miraculous instances c , , c r» I il ot the battle-field. Selton placed him sitting on the earth, and propped him up with three or four of his slaughtered comrades. He then did all in his potter to revive him, chafed his a hands, and forced some snow into his open mouth. ! --With Heaven's mercy, poor lad thou may'st yet do well,* said the compassionate' soldier. 'Cheer thee, cheer thee, Walter! Sit." and'up straight man—-why dost fall thus on one the|side! Thou hast a hold stomach, and a goodj courage—so, let thy head raise from thy breast. A, Holy Mary! how 'pale thou art! and what a 'frightful gash! Why, it has laicl'thy head and face open the «hole length of the battle-axe blade ! and, eh, what a stream of blood pours! from thy side! Why, Walter! revive good youth, and speak to your friend, Jock Sefton— odds, my life, an' X don't believe he's nowî dead in earnest! This burst of sharp air on his lungs, this quick motion from his prostrate 'Jock Sefton.' faintly murmured the samel voice as before. his lungs, this quick motion from his prostrate posture, or God wot what it is—for I'm dull in leechcraft—has out an' out killed him in the moment I thought him saved.' "And it was even so. Honest Sefton's pains were all for naught. Poor Bassett's career, his ambitious aspirations, his hopes of love, were for cv set at rest. Body o' me. wert thou my own brother, I had not been more shocked! exclaimed Sefton, looking mournfully in the dead man's facel •Well Walter this much I swear, that if life be spared me, and I get my libertv again from these damned Burgundians, and escape from these unlucky swamps, and ever see old F.ng land, and noble London city once more, my ' first visit shall be to Southwark, to the sign oi the White Hart. And there, if little Cicely still serves at tile bar as of old, in her red kil tie and gre'en boddice, with her sparkling] black e\e, her rosy cheek, and com-kiss-mei lips, there will I give her a true account of these woful doings,—and, let me see, what token shall I bring her of the lad that loved her so truly? Mis hairs's all too clotted with blood, not to set her mad outright with grief; hut here hangs the amulet the herb-stuff of which was gathered by her own pretty fingers. I* laiih, there's blood on it too—but then it comes from poor. Walter's very heart, and that was the same as her own. Lie there, deceiv ing bauble of false security, there, in mv dou blet-pouch. It is for thee, little Cicely—and to the holy Sf. Jude, in this awful hour, iu thy hands, as a pilgrim from the holy land might offer a relic to a lady of grace. Lb, saints of Heaven! what a gash it 1 hat was the true double-stroke of fate—for while it split poor Walter's head, much I fear 'twill break poor Cicely's heart. "Schon soliloquized no more, but walked slowly away in search of sonic refuge from cold, hunger and sorrow." of I'll I v to place it i was: to in set a of !' Ma-hah-bonc —According to masonic tradi tion, the first two who ever embraced on the five points of fellowship, were king Solomon and the corpse of Hiram A bit}*, who had been dead 14 days!!! this surely must have been a j delicate morsel for the olfactory nerves, with I ••breast to breast and mouth to car." The firstl word of sense spoken at the grave, was to be!* substituted for the lost word—this word was| mah-hah-bone. But Dr. Oalcho grand master of the sublime grand lodge of South Carolina,'P*' says it is not to he found in any language that! ever was used, and that it is no word at all, i but merely a jumble of letters forming a sound j without meaning—but even if it does meant there is marrow in the b<me" as explained by this tradition of Masonry, what propriety Icould there be in making such an expression? I 1 gave full «cope to my t h bn 'S™ ü ° n " He lay on a straw couch, with his face half tp the sinking sun. 1 he skin was drawn «S^tlv over Ins forehead, as though it was pa - sld <*ed "nd shrunk by extreme age ; but the rest- ,, '«ssness and uneasy wanderings ot the eye told tha/he still claimed some companionship with earthly feelings. |" He was a slave: and for more than an hundred ln years, he had gone forth to the daily toil of a bondman. It was said, that in the " father to land ''.' from which he had been torn by un principled violence, he had been a Prmce a mong h,s people. In the first days of lus sla very, he had been fierce and ungovernable, nor cou,d his haughty spirit ever be tamed into «ubjection until he had been subd ued by grat Itude - lhe fatber of >"» present master liad '" bi3 childhood, by interfering to save linn hi9 punishment, received on his body, the blows intended for the slave, and from that moment, he became to lus youthlul master, a devoted servant The child had grown up to 'nanhood, flourished through his term of years a " d , fad r e ' l awa Y ln *° tbe f ave ' but s l ! lhc a S ed Afl '? bogged upon the earth : and u was the son of that man that he now waited, and b " k ** a«* *• ■, ** <«*■. *»» was darkened, as the master Wooped h.s tall form to ™*? r tbé «Jwellingof lus slave. I hate as he approached, what would youwun me. The negro raised himself up with a sudden energy, and stretched out ms withered hand. Have I not borne you in my arms ,n your help ess'nfancyandshouUl not once more be hold you before I die: Heed me, master! ere • , « aet the last brÄath have naa . ■ . ' f ^ sed my ups—its beams are growing last more c . ■ ,* n ... f ° F r , faint and yellower—tell me before I die, if 1 , ? J , - ,. . - « a You°ha S \' i e ^' C ^° U 1U '* * . , * , . , . T1 \ hav ® been ho , n , cst , a,u ,r " e ,- 1 bave ne ': cr 8 P oke " t ° h " Ve nCVurde ' served the lash fo my knowledge, never! said the master, T hcn there is but one more boon I would Sit." ave of yuu f ' 1 am 8° ,n 3 home—to revisi, scenes o my >°u o irung e with tic 8 ? 1 . 1 *V s .° r,en s .' . - v a icfS were proud I e ,e ,^ ,ns V. ,r 1 s a sought OUt ' h * fi *, rc . c 1 ' 1 on l , ,n the n ? ,ds r t bls rcccss f s ,b f, J SU K Ued the 8tren t tb of the sa ! vage l 'S er tbe Y ' v< -' re conquerors in battle— ™ ver bowed » !" an - tbe Y Y' ould *V'\ r " a .°? m ? n r 0 ! 11 , e . ,r e . x< T aime \ seizing is master s hand m the r, ?V?S excrement of his feelmgs—oh. tell me whl,e } ^ et hear tac soun ^» t* 131 I am once mt ** c ree ; Your wish is granted, said the master—you are a reeman - THE DYING SLAVE. iu the right mood for it, and A freeman ! repeated the negro, slowly sink ing back upon his couch, and clasping his hands above his head with all his remaining energy— write it for me, master ! The gentleman tore a leaf f»om his pocket " ha8t certificatc ° f his " ha8t Y. certificatc ° f his 1 V; , c ,' ° esa ' e ', . . . l '' atl " nce m ?. re . as he rece , ,ved "' c? d > of sn . n b S bt ettmed across ' T' " S ? S ® l' e d , P hC Paper, ", fall,ng 9U(,den 'V 'l''' , " 06 m ? re r ®P e ? ,ed r ' b * nall ' c f' T'ee ' cx P ' red '— r f UniversalEman n ia ,on ' - Anti-masonry in Tennrssee .—The morning's mail brought us a letter from a friend at Schel ville, in Tennessee, which contains information The old man that will he peculiarly gratifying to the Boston Courier, the N. Y. Courier & Enquirer, and other such papers as are perfectly indifferent to the subject of freemasonry. give the following extract, dated Shelbvville, August 8th, 1831, .Our elections are just over here, for the legislature, anti we have elected our friend Doctor Kincaid, by a large majority. Though his opponent was not a mason, vet he ran on the masonic ticket, with one: we consider the question [that is the masonic question] decided in the present election, For their sake The letter U we as it was a pretty general question.-—We also elected an antima - sonic candidate to the Senate, his opponent being a Mason high in office. Our two mem bers of the legislature, therefore from Bedford County, are Anti-masons." The same letter forwards a subscription for the Daily N. Y. Whig; and expresses the opinion that a bookstore in Nashville, that would keep Anti-masonic publications for sale, would do well. It is :» good letter—an ex cellent letter.—iV. 2". Whig, Up and down —A gentleman going home oac "ig bt rather late saw a man on the ground j with another on him, beating him violently.— I Upon this he remonstrated with the upper man ' telling him his conduct was unfair, and be!* b; 't be ought to let his opponent get up and bavc an ct t ua * chance with him. The fellow the gentleman in the face and drily re ed ' ' Faith, sir, if you had been at as much troub ' e to get him down as I have, you would i not he for letting him up so j • ■ 'Is dat your wife Sambo.' savs ruff (v., dat's my wife,' savs Sambo < How Inn ' gu W Tor' ' Î eit herV Vr T tAlin I lib dat lonf °° d readily.' Contradictions .—Masons aré taught that at t h e death of Hiram A biff, there were but three 'persons in the world in possession of the master s word. Yet there were 3,600 masters employed in the building of thé remple, be sld es many mark masons, and that masonry ,, as always the same: they are also taught that ,hree fellow crafts conspired to extort the master's word from Hiram Abiff. that they |" 5 S bt be ablu to 8<* wa S- es as ma » ter ln foreign countries: but how was the master s word to benefit them, when it was unknown to „11 the world but the three grand masters? -- Hon. John Q. Adams- it is said, is prepar „ig for the Press the life of his father also a new version of the Psalm» of Daud. We are interested when this great statesman speaks of politics, or of any individual who has figuved in political life. lift life ot his la ther will lie a work of great "nportance m completing a true history ot the last halt ten tûry, and will be rendered doubly so by bis eloquent pen: but we have no laith in his poc try-still less in his divinity-and must believe he is out of h.s true element in such an under taking—*,;..-_ mismm Clvtsraveivh, Uamvlj „MetVu-'mes, AND ) PERFimEE/Sr, Sold Wholesale and Retail at E. BRING HURST'S Drug and Chemical Store, No. 137 Market Street, opposite the Bank of Delaware. N. B. A regular supply of Osborn's Su perfine Water Colors, for sale as above. Stonenwi Dan a era, Constantly for sale at Edward Bringhui t's Drug and Chemical Store, Nc, 137 Market Street, August, 2 S. 1-tf. E\vvtt\i vvutV fteasonaViY» LootYs. WM. M'CAULLST, Flour Mills) (Near the Brandywine Offers for sale a large assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries. &c. &c., among which are 7 the following articles, to wit : Superfine Black, Blue, Olive, Brown and Cla ret Cloths; Cassimers. do *»do Marselles. Silk, and Toiionette Vestings; Gentlemen's and Ladies worsted Hose, Cotton do do do do Lamb's wool Brawn and Cotton do Cambric, Demi-Crambric, Jackonet, Mulj, Plain and Figured Muslins, Book, do Plain and Figured, Calicoes, (great variety,) Linens and Lawns, Ribands (assorted,^ Books anti Stationary, China, Glass, Queen and Earthen Ware, Sugar, Coffee, Chocolate, Liquors, &c. Drugs, Paints and Oil, Vails, (assorted,) Hardware and Cutlery, do do do Hardware and Cutlery, Flannels, Ilai/es, and Swan Skins, Ready made Clothing. Traces. Plow lines Clothes lines, &c. Auirust* 1-tf FR^STÏ M STOR Olt single In bottles by the Gross, Dozen. Bottle. Bvam's Celebrated Physical Drops, composed of roots and herbs, for the cure of coughs, colds, Jaundice, bile and weakness of the stomach. Also Quinine warranted pure, in Powder, Pills or Solution to suit purchasers. The above with a Fresh assorment of Medt-* eines, Chemicals, 8tc. for sale at E. BRING HURST'S Drug and Chemical store. No. 137 Market Street, opposite the Bank of Delaware. Respectfully informs his friends and the public generally, that he continues to carry on th< Tailoring Business at No. G East Second Street, two doors from Market Street, where customers may depend on having their orders promptly attended to and neatly executed, to any fashion required, on reasonable terms. N. B. A large assortment of ready made' clothing, constantly on hand, for sale cheap, for cash only, August, 25. l-3mo. SUPERIOR , FEVER. AHD ASITE DOSE. I he above is a very valuable and efficacious remedy for the Ague and Intermittent fevers. Sold wholesale and retail at ED. BRING HURST'S Drug and Chimical store, North corner of Market and Hanover Streets, site the Bank of Delaware. oppo FOlt SALE AT THIS OFFICE, A. few volumes of the proceedings of the United States Anti-Masonic Convention, held in Philadelphia, on the 11th of Sept. 1830. August, 25. JOB PRINTING KSATLT AND HJJfifllTIOUBlT £X£CCT^D AT TIIIH cs.