American volunteer. (Carlisle [Pa.]) 1814-1909, June 27, 1839, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

VOLUME 26, NO 60,
Te tits of Publication.
, Tho Amorican _
Is published eyery Thursday morning, in the
white frame building, (rear of the court house,)
at Two Dollars per annum, payabletjjpdf yearly
in advance, or two dollars and ntty cents if not
paid within the year..
No subscription taken fora less term than six
months, mul no discontinuance permitted .uniil
all arrearages arc paid. A. failure to notify a
discontinuance a'f the expiration of a term, will
be considered a new engagement.
Advertisements will be thankfully received;
and published at the rate of S 1 00 P er square
for three insertions, and 25 cts. for each subsc*
quent insertion. Those not specifically ordered
will be inserted till/forbid.
Handbill* , Blank's . Cards , &c. neatly executed
at short notice, and at moderate prices. -
The following Gentlemen will please act as
agents for this papers subscriptionsrecei veil,mid
money paid to either of thtfseindividualswillbc
ucknoSvledged by us.
John Moobk, Esq. Newvillc.
Joseph M. Means, Esq. Hopewell township.
John Wunderlich, Esq. Shippensburg.
David Glever. Esq. Lee’s I*! llnads,
John Mehakfv, Dickinson township;
Abraham Hamilton, ngestown.
George F. Cain, Esq. Mechnnicbburg.
Frederick Wondeklich, do.
James Elliott, Esq. Springfield.
Daniel Krysher, Esq.'Churchtown.
J acob Longnecker, E.Pennsboro* township.
George Ernest, Cetjar Spring, Allen tp-
Ix. the moiViVi/jfiiiilBl3,l .was on. my
way from New York to the Island of Cura
coa, on board the American ship Pal lick
Henry, commanded by Capt. Tuttle. AVe
had a fine passage, and,'were looking.for
ward to the end of our 'voyage in about a
week. I was the only passenger, and of
course was throw.D in a great measure .on
my own resources for amisement, the chief
of which was testing the powers of an ad
mirable glass, of Loudon lianufacturc upon
every vessel that, showcd'.itself above the
horizon. Our Captain was.kind and civil,
but there appeared a nvyscry about him
that he did not like to beprhd into, and our
communication had in consciucncc been re-
,served. - •
In about latitude twenty degrees, ana
longitude,sixty degrees fifteei minutes, we
were running alone with a fini fresh breeze
abeam, and all our weather Sudding sails
set.’ I was sitting alone in tin cabin, rum
inating,upon the changes ot aene and so
ciety into which I had been fofced so con
trary, to my inclinations, —and wondering
whether the happiness of a qdet and do
mestic life was ever to fall to ni; lot, when
the Captain came down and told-ne that, as
I was so fond of, using my glass, I here was
a vessel just appearing on the lirizon -to,
wind-ward, an(L-that I might go and sec
what she was, for he could not male her out
at all. I went ion deck, and mountd on the
main-top, and began my scrutiny. 'Well,
what is she?” asked the Captain loin the
deck. “I can hardly make her ou-j but I
think she is a schooner.” “ Ay—what’s
her course ?” “ South-west by Suth, I
think; about the same as ourselves.”. I re
mained jin the top for a few rhinute, and
continued looking at the stranger. She.
seems-fonder of the sea than I am,” Con
tinued, “ for she might have her topsailand.
top-gallants, and studding-sails to bool all
set, instead of slipping along under her W
cr sails.” The Captain made mi anshr,
■t was looking hard at her with his cyl—
now perceived through my glass a wife
Ick above her foresail, flapping againstae
jst; —“ Well;-.she must- have heard n r
1 there goes her fore-topsail.” The cap.
now went to the companion for his glas,
' and after looking attentively at her for.:
short time, “what’s that?” he asked; “a
that her square-sail she’s setting ? I can*
very well see from the deck.” I looked
again: “ yes, ’tis-her square-sail; as I’m
alive, she’s changed her course, and is bear
ing,down upon us.” But by this time the
. Captain had- mounted the rigging, and was
—..standing;_Kejva3_eyeihg thedia
tant vessel keenly. ’ After having apparent
ly satisfied himself, he asked me to go with
him to the cabin, as he wished to talk with
-mealbnc. We descended the dcckrand
I followed-hint to the cabin. He motioned
tne to take a seat 1 , and after carefully shut
ting the door, “ I rather expect,” said he,
“ that fellow’s a pirate.” ■ “ Pirate?” I ask
ed in alarm.- “Yes, I say pirate, and I’ll tell
. you why. In, the first place, you see, he’d,
no business to be sneaking along in
littl’e sort of a Way, as' when we first saw
him; who ever, that had, any honest,busi
ness to do,, would allow such a.breeze to go
by without showing more' canvass than a
powder monkey’s old breeches to catch it?
Next,-you see, what the- mischief lia» he to
do with us, that, as soon as he clapped eyes
on ms he must alter his course,-and be so
-. anxious to get outdiis snuarc-sail ? Again,
hc looks just like one of those imps of mis
chief, with', his low black hull and tall ra-
king masts.' Bntit’s nojise_.talking-;-I-.tell~
. you. heta-a-pirate, and that’s as true as my
name’s Isaac Tuttle.. And now the only
thing is, what shall we do ? The Patrick
Henry, ain’t a Baltimore clipper,’ and- that
’ere fellow '.will walk up tq-iis like nothing.
•But I’ll tell you what strikes me : if let
them rascals 'aboard, it’s inpst likely''we’ll
all walk the plank; so we’d better try. to
keep ’em out. We h’aipt got- blit an old
rusty carrqnade and two.-six-ppuhder; and
I don’t believe there’s a' ballon' board, we
came off in such-, a hurry. Then; there’s
two, muskets and an old" regulation'rifle
dow.n’in my state room : but they ’haint
becn'fjred T don’t know when, and I’d as
lief stand afore ’em as behind ’em. But
our ship’s as handsome a looking craft, as
you’ll see ; and couldn’t we look wicked
like now, and try to frighten that cut-throat
looking rascal?”
.1 confess I was at first startled at the
Captain’s opinion of the , strange sail, and
his reasoning left me hardly a hope that his
judgment was not correct; but Ins cool and
collected mannfcr impressed me with confi
dence in Ids management, and I told him he
knew best what we should do, and I would
second him as I best could. He walked up
and down the cabin twice; then .rubbing his
hands together, as if pleased with his idea;
“I have it,” he cried; “I’ll just go on
deck to, put things' ifl, order, and’in the
meantime you’d better amuse yourself with
looking out your pistols, if you have any,
for if lie won’t be content with a look at us
we’ll have (6 fight.”
I hurriedly took my fowling-piece and
pistols from their cases, for I fortunately
had both; and though I somehow refused
to allow inysclf to believe* there would be
any occasion for there use, yet 1 loaded them
all with ball, and in each of the pistols put
a brace; this done, I went on dock, where'
I found the Captain- surrounded, by his
crew, telling them hi/ suspicions, and his
plan of action. But,” said, lie “ may be
we’ll have to fight; if them-villains have a
mind to try us, they’ll send a boat on-board,
and I want, tb know if you’ll'help me to
keep ’em oil'. -You sec it’s most likely,
theyUl ...make,you walk the plank,.'whether
you light or hof.lf jhcy'get on board; and
I,.calculate, if you do Justus 1 tell you,
we’ll, frighten ’em.” There was a hcariy
“ Ay, ay, sir,” to this short ami pithy har
angue. “Thankee, thankee, hoys,” said
the Captain,; “ now we’ll not show anoth
er stitch oficanvass, but -sccm-(o take no
more notice of that fellow than if wo didn’t
see him ; and if he does try to come aboard,
then we’ll show ’em what we can do.”
Our Captain was about fifty years old,
rathcj 'short and stout, but muscular ; 'bis
face was bronzed with time and tempest,
and bis locks, which had once been black,
were frizzled by the same causes. lie was
an old sailor and a staunch republican ; and
as some of his men told (ales of fight in
which their Captain Ijad borne apart, I'pre
sumed he bad served, when a young man,
in the navies of the States. „i
Tlic crew were busy, in Obedience to liis
.orders, cutting up a rofetbpgSTliuitinast into
logs of about four feet Ion"-; these were-im
; mediately painted black ; wtb a round spot
in the centie of one end, sb as to bear a to
lerable resemblance to pjeccs of cannon,
and with two old-six pounders, were placed,
one at each port, ori our deck five on a side;
. but the ports were to be- kept closed until
the Capt. gave the orders topped them, then
.they were to be thrust out about a foot. A
plat-form was then made jMMtfhe top of the
long-boat, which was fixifa[HS|en the fore
and main-masts, and the cqrHHSp, or four
teen pounder, washoistejl upSHmese things
,bcingj,arrangcd, the below,
and mp'erew mustered in knots, to wonder
and (ffik.' ivhat was to be done.
In (ffioneanfime. we bad been standing
on ,our iSjfJfrse; and had not shifted or hoist
ed a as if perfectly re
gardless of xß| ; scho(jper. Not so'with' her,
however; for besjdcs,aJarge square sail and
square-.topsail she had run
out small forc-topmuyajsrtudding sails, and
onward she came, rigISHHHLa pretty smart
breeze, yawning side, at one
moment sinking sternvreßmosr into tlie
trough of the sea, as-an enormous wave rol
led out from under her, and at the next for
ced head logg onwards by its successor,
wliile a brojur. white.sheet of foam', spread
out around her, giving beautiful relief to the
getblirck color of her hull 7 testifying how
she was going through the water. 1
;ould, riot help thinking of Hie Captain’s ox
ression, for she certainly did “ walk-up to
s like nothin,” and as there appeared to be
stjnuclr time to lose, I went down to the
.ibinto aasume riiy weapons The. Captain
?.s there arranging some papers, and a bdt
h was before him, into which we had put
nitter.' “ May be,? ! -said he,-—something’ll
h^en“to - me; for if ’em~ bloody ;pirates
wdfbe cheated, I will be the first to suf
fnriipd natural enough, too, fur all the rais
phtithey’ll suffer will be by my orders,
jp s |ecause 1 did’nt like to be over-hauled
hko.nT'-old tarpaulin by every rascal who
cho6.s' to say heave to, in the high seas.
Buthver mind ; only, should you escape,
just the bottle and letter over-board,
if yolliink you can’t deliver it yourself.”
Noyl had never seriouslyconsidered
the priability that I might also be killed
in, an broaching melee, for. I thought that
the Cahill intended to his ports
and slit his sham guns, and that, of course,
the scht lel - would fake fright. "But when
he hegat 0 lalkfh sucli>' serious strain, I
began to ; el very uncomfortable; arid not
being naVally a'warribrjALwishcd-myself
anywhere.] ge tfan on board the .Patrick
Henry; '-j-:, C rc I was,, however, without a
chance of sC apcs and , I suggested to the.
Captain ,tli. it wjuld, be as well, for me to
PVt a tie bottle also, in case of
any aCciderijo boh of us, which; whs agreeif
to ,; and Wejt(.aoEd.tliat if either survived
arid had:the \npolunity, the letter of the
unfortunate shitil be safely., forwarded to
its (;lfter this little, piece of
preparation,_.ll|'..lptain s - took, me by-tlie
Imnd.' “ ’Tis iyAl said he; “ are you wil
ling to share WitVfe. the post of ilariger ?
Do not suppose Py unaccustomed to the-
perils of a sea-fight; no, young man ; I’ve
supported the glory of the thirteen stripes
in many a gallant action, and have witnes
sed the death of tlrose honored and esteem
ed as the sons of .liberty. Yet they. were,
fighting for thcir. cnuntry, and it was their
duty to hold their lives cheap ;'but you are
my passenger, and should bounder my pro
tection—yet I to share my danger.
I wish some one to 1 stand by me on the plat
form, and help me to manage the swivel.
Hands arc scarce, and'l don’t know wiierc
else to place you.” The hardy fellow’s eyes
glistened ns he majle the proposal, to which
I, of course, instantly agreed. “ Thankee,
thankee,?’ he replied, and relapsed inti) his
former character. ’Twas strange! ha had
always appeared on board his vessel! as a
common Yankee Captain, with little to ft ay,
and with a rough uncouth manner but little
removed from his men. Yet he as once,
though evidently inadvertently, assumed the
air apd manner of a' polished gent|c;inan;
and it certainly struck me that thJ latter
character appeared more natural in lint than,
the former. There wits' evidently a Mystery
about him, and I determined to flnJ it out
when'more opportune circumstance! should
occur. .■ >. /
Wt' went On deck," and the men were still
hanging about waiting for the ordjrs of the
Capt. to. make them start.- These "pere soon
given.- The cooperand the carpoiiter were
ordered to bring up all hatchets and other
offensive and defensive weapons,'’and with
the muskets' and rifles, they were distribu
l.led among the.crew ~-wbii -received.tlvcir or
! decs to use them in repellingamjattempt oil
j board. I
I ■ The schooner had now come inwn within
;half a mile of ns, when she supdenly took
j down her.square sail, and hauljd her wind,
to have a look at us. I dare sor she did not
I know what to m.ake of our semiing indiife
- rence. Presently-a cloud opinokc burst
from her side, and a ball canu/skipping over
the water, and passed asterl of us. “ I
thought so,” said the Cap!./ “ now, lads,
'show.her our stfip’es.” " A ipll of bunting
(lew up to the end of our niiszen peak, res
ted an instant, and out into the The simKr drifted away
from the ijehooner, and shcjrnn up at her
! gaff the cpsign of tl>c Cohmbian Kepublic.
| “ Thiil’S' , ’tcrnally the wayAith them black
guards; they’re always nuking a fool of
some republic;’’ Scarcelypvcre the words
out of his mouth, when anithcr column of
smoke burst from.the scliotuer, and another
liall came skip—skipping song towards us,
but, catching a swell, it mnged in, and we
saw no more of it. “ Tfat fellow now, 1
fake it, is a good shot, stave’ll not wait for
another. Clue up the njlnsail, boys; haul
aff (be weather main-bjtccs ; clue up the
fore-sail ; luff her, m;f. lull" her a little
more—steady,” burst |om our Captain’s
mouth: the orders wee obeyed with the
quickness of a well-difiplincd crew, and
our ship was hove to. f ‘‘.Now, my lads,
take your stations, foupo each port on the'
weather side, but do ndiin’ till I tell ye.”
The’ fnen took tl\eir Rations, ns directed,
round each log on thetveather side, and 1
followed the Capfgin l the platform where
"our carronnde was mputed.. .It was load
ed to the muzzle witphits of iron, musket
balls, lumps ofdeadend various other mis
siles, for the Capt. hii conjectured truly—
there were no balls p board. The schoon
er hove to, and a Jiat was lowered, and
crowded with men.lit approached rapidly,
[ eight fowgs. The muzzle of our
carronade was deposed as much as possi
bly and mide' to bju - on the water about
fifty yarcls/roin thfehip. The, Capt. stood
with Ids speaking-fumpet in one bumf, and
a hand spike, witliy'hich.hc shifted the po
sition of the gun iprequired, in the other.
The schooner’s.-hot approached,-and -was
pulling tqget" along, side. •Npwj
sir, keep steady, awbeymy orders coolly,”
said the-Capt., iaan under-tone. “Boy,
fetch the iron tbiils heating in the galley—
run.” The-boyhn, and returned with the
iron rod heated i one end, which was han
ded to me. “ Vhen I tell you to fire, fire, value-yog. rlfe.and-those-on board.’-’
The Capt. nowAit his speaking-trumpet to
his,mouth, and/,riled the boat, which - was
within a hundr|) yards of‘us. “'Stop—no
nearer, or I’ll Bow you all out of the wat
er—keep off—Jeep oft’, or I say. I’ll .”
At that ihstan|he man at the bows of the
boat who appqred to take the command,
gave an nrdcrand a volley from several
muskets was ped at ius. I heard the balls
hit about inland turned to look for-the
Capt. to reccpir ; ®r order to firei He was
on one knee |hina the cannon, and holding
it byHlie br|ch. .“ Why, Capt. ! what’s
the matter? jb you bit?” He railed,
thing—theyft coming.” He gave another
hoist to the gn, cast Ids eye hurricdly-rtlong
its barrel—f‘/zic, and bc quick!” I. nee
ded not a spend bidding, for the boat iwas
ciose nlougSae. , Tlfe smoke burst from the
touch-hole itith a hissrand for aninstant 1
thought thtf-un had missed fire.-but in the
next it cxplded with a tremendous'report,
that deafend me. “Throw open your ports
boys, atntfihbw them your, tceth,”-i:oared
the Capt. /trough Ids trumpet, and his Voice
sounded luleously unnatural. In an instant
evcry poiSwas up, and qur guns protruded
their imiiiles. I had fancied that I'had |
heard a pash, followed by wild screams,
immediacy upon the discharge of thc can
non, butftie report .had deafened me : and
tlie'slnpsi, which was driven back in Any
face; hadso~shroiided me, that-I could not
see ; the , .mearthly shout of the Capt. had
also for'.diq ; moment driven the idea, from
my mint! and*! now grasped my gun to re-
pci boarders. But my hearing had not de- ]
ccivctl ype ; for, as the smoke was borne, I
away to the leeward, the whole scene of de
struction burst upon my sight. 1 The cannon
had been most truly pointed, and its con
tents had shivered the hapless boat, killing,
or wounding, almost every person in her.
The longest life time will'hardly efface that
scene from my mind. The stern of the
boat had been carried completely away, and
it was sinking by the weight of the human
beings that clung to it. As it gradually dis- j
appeared, the miserable wretches struggled
forward to the bows, & with horrid screams
and imprecations battled for a moment for'
what little support” it might yield... The
dead and the dynigVere'floating and splash
ing around them, while a deep crimson tinge
marked how fatal had been that discharge.
Ropes were throwfwiver, "and every thin"-
done to save those that were not destroyed
by the.cannon shot, butonly throe out of
the boat’s: crew of twenty four were saved ;
the greater part went down with the boat to
which theyclung. ” . , .1
The whole scene of destruction did not
last top minutes, and all was again quiet.
The bodies of those who had been shoe did
not sink, but were driven by the wind and
sea against the side of the ship. " From
some the blood was gently oozing, and float
ing around them; others, stiff in thecon
vulsion in which they had died, were grin
ning or with horrible expression.
One body, strong and muscular, with neat
white trousers, and a leathern girdle in
Which were stuck two pistols, floated by, but
the face was gone"; some merciless ball -had
so disfigured Tiii’n, Unit all trace of human
expression was destroyed. He was the pi
rate Captain. ■ • -
But where was the schooner? She lay
fora lew minutes after’ the destruction l of
her boat; aiSjl whether ahu med at our ap
.pcarancc,'Of "horrified at the loss of so many
of her men, l l know not, but she slipped her
fore-sail, anil stood away as close to the
{wind, as possible.’—AVe saw no more of her.
The, excitenTent of the scenes we had just
passed through,-prevented oiir-missing thf
Captain; but so sopn as (lul schooner bore
away, all naturally expected his voice- to
give some order for getting again under
way. But no order came. , "Where was
he? The musket discharge from (lie boat,
with the unearthly Voice that conveyed the
orders for the ports tube thrown open, flash
ed across my mind. 1 ran to the platform.
The Captain was there lying on his face be
side the gun that he had pointed with such
deadly effect. He still grasped the speak
ing-trumpet in his hand, amll shuddered as
I .beheld its mouth piece coveted with blood.
“ The Captain’s killed!” I cried, and stoo
ped to raise him. “ I believe I am,” said
lip ; “ take me to the cabin.” A dozen rca-
dy hands wore stretched to receive him,
and he was taken below, and carefully laid
on h sofa. “ Ay,” ho said, “Ji heard (he
crash ; my car knows too well ’the crash of
shot against a plank to be mistaken, and my
eye has pointed too many guns to miss its
mark easily now. But, tell me, is any one
else hurt ?” “No, thunk heaven,” I said ;
“ and I hope you are not so badly hit?”
“Bad enough. But cut open my waistcoat;
’tis here.” A mouthful of blood stopped
his utterance, but he pointed to his right
side. I wiped his mouth,'and we cut off his
waistcoat as gently as possiblg,.; Jliiere was
no blood ; but on removing li'is shirt, we dis-.
covered about three inches oh'the right of
the pit of the stomach, a discolored spot,
about the’, size of half-a-crown, darkening
towards its centre, where there was a small
wound. A musket ball had struck him,
ami from there being no out-ward bleeding?
I feared the worst. We dressed the wound
as well as circumstances would permit, but
externally (he wound was- trifling—the fatal
wound was within.- The unfortunate suf-
fercr motioned for all to leave him but me;
and calling me to his aide, “ t'feel,” said
he, “that! am dying ; the letter: —promise
me that you will get it forwarded—’tis to
my poor widow.' Well, I’ve tempted this
death often and escaped, but ’tis hard to be
struck by-a—villian’s band. —ButGodVwill
be done'.” ,1 promised that I wotild person
ally deliver the lettcr/for that I intended re
tUrning toN. Y'oTk from Curacoa.' “Thank
you truly,” said the dying man; “ you w|ll
then see my Helen' andjny child, and can
tell them that their unfortunate husband
and father died thinking of them. This'
ship and are mine, and-will belong
to my family; Stranger, I was not always
whatl how seem. But.l could not bear
that the Yankee slipper should be known
las he who- once—— ’ A .sudden flow of
blood prevepted him from finishing-the.sen
tence. ,1 tried to relieve him byA change of
posture, but'in,vain; he muttered some'in
coherent'sentences, by which his mind see
med to dwell upon foriner scenes of battle
for the republic, and of .undeserved treat
ment. ; He'rallied for one instant, and with
a family, and the name of
Helen, on hislips, he ceased to breathe.
, The body ofour unforlunate Captain was
next day committed to the waves, amidst
thq tears of us all. Our voyagewas prose
cuted to ah end .without further interruption.
I did not forget the Widow of the dying
man: how faithfully I fulfilled them, and
how I have been rewarded,'or how satisfac
lory to me, was the'-previous history of the
poor- Captain, need not be~tdld. -Suffice if
to say .that I am'" settled in Elm Cottage,
Bloomingdalc, and. am., the happiest son-inr
law, hii'shandaiid Father in tlic United States.
‘To(o much oT ilie-gond thing,’ as the pismire
said Ven he fell into a hogshead of molasses.'
The Perverseness of "Women.
There is an old story of a man, who had
married a young lady, and who had a friend
somewhat sceptical as" to the obedient ten
dency of tho wife’s disposition, much to the
dissatisfaction of the Benedick, who strong
ly asserted and warmly asseverated that his
will was law, and that she never, by any
.chance, disobeyed any wish or injunction of
his. ' " .
'fclnve you ever tried her temper in that
respect?” said the friend: “.have you ever
desired herfpositiveiy not to do. any partic
ular thing? for that Is my point,'since you
tell me site never refuses to do whatever you
desire her to do.”
“No!” said the affectionate, husband: “I
never have found Jtccasion to desire her not
to do any thing, but—” . ' 1
“That’s it! as the.old women say,” cried
the friend; “female' obedience is proved by
negatives; tell her not to do any particular
thin", give her ho particular reason why, and
sec if she does not do it.” ,
“Ridiculous,!” 1 says the husband.
“Try.”’ said the friend.
“IVell,” replied. the.husband, “agreed 1
we are both going avyay for the day; what
proof shall I put her to? whatshalll tell her
not to (lb? may she not 1 play her harp? must
shcmot-sing-or- : draw? or7Tih Tact fell me,
what you bvaut me to prohibit her from doing,
and I stake my life she does it not.”
“Oh, no!” said the friend, “drawing and
singing, and playing (lie harp, are tilings
which she might-abstain from without a
murmur, Or-,-what is more essential to the
afi'air, a wonder; because she had 'sung, and
played, and drawn a thousand times; it is
an injunction not to. do something she has
never , done before —for instance, toll her
when wc go, not to climb some particular
hill, fur particulars reaaonj which you do
not choose to. give Iter; or, by way of carry
ing the principle but to the fullest extent,
warn her not to attempt to ride on the dog’s
back.” ■ n
“'Neptune’s back P’ said'the husband.—
“Yes,” replied the friend, “on the back, of
this most valued- the
bravcst.and failhfullest of his breed.”
“Ride on a dog’s back!*’ exclaimed Ben
edick, “how can you be so absurd?“-as i f—”
“Ah! there it is,” said the friend, “as if
■—now, take my word for it, if you issue the
injunction, .without giving her any- reason;
Harriet will break it,”
The most incredulous of men rejoiced at
the idea, Vvhich he.felicitously.ridiculed, and
resolved upon trying the experiment in order
to establish his Harriet’s superiority of mind;
and his friend’s exceeding silliness. ' '
He parted from his Harriot, and withten*
der fondness she clung round his shoulder,
as ho said in quitting her.
"Harriet, dearest, we have sclikim been
separated since our marriage—d shall be
back- ,soon—take care of yourself, love—
but just attend to one thing I am .going to
say, dear; don’t fry to ride upon Ncpttine’s
back while we are .away,”
“ What!” said the laughing Harriet, “ride
upon Neptune—ha, Tm, ha! what ah odd
idea!—is that whafypu warn me against?—
why, wliat a ridiculous notion! why should
you (ell me that? What nonsense!”
“That, my dear,” said the Husband, “it is'
a secret; all I beg of you is, not to ride upon
“Hide upon Neptune.L”-repeatcd the lady
. and she laughed again, and they parted. •
When Benedick jintl his friend returned
to dinner, the laughing Harriet did not as
usual present herself to receive them; there
was a sort of gloom, pervading the house;
the footman who opeued the door looked
“dull;" the buffer who came lnto the hall look
ed as white as his'waistcoat; the lady’s own
maid rushed down stairs, evidently to prey
veiit a scene. ' • ‘ '
“Whcre is your mistress?” said Bencdick.
“Up stairs, sir,” said the maid, “there is
nothing the matter, sir—nothing in thc world
sir—only my mistress has had a fall.—quite
a Jittle fall on the walk in the flower garden
—and lias cut her face the least hi£ in the
be well to-morrow,” .
—-* t X’WH , itcnrcdick; ,s
“Humph!?? said the friend.
And. up-stairs ran the anxious husband...
“What has happenedexclaimed he,
catching her to his heart, and seeing' her
beautiful countenance a.'little marred—“how
did this happen?” . ' t *
. Harriet cried and hid hcr%se-
The - explanation; never-came V*l&>gcther
clearly before the-friend orifhe famuy: but
"the accident was. generally thought toliavc
arisen from Harriet’s having endeavored to
take a ride on Neptpne’a.back ! , - v*,;
“I am a truS-lihofor'. I .earn that I eat,
get that I wear, «We no man a hate, cnvy'no
man’s happincss.iglad. of bthdr. men’s good,
content with,lny-haygi, and the greatest of
my pride is, to see, my ewes graze and my
lambs:BUck.’’-i-iS7iaispenrc. 7
We'haye come to tuc conclusion,
ture’s truest noblcmanria the mail who earns
his bread by"the sweat qf. his face, upon Kip
own bought and ppid for;-plantation., -An
indcpcpdantFarmcr-may -stand upon the
house-top, qnd -say to hiraselfas.-JSclfcirk
did— • - '
"lam a monsrch of all ,1 survey " ' ’
; J\ly right there is none to dispute,;. .. ,
" ' From the centre all 'round 'to.the sea,;, : .
; lam loi’d of the fowl, and the brutc's’*-'-- < jsj'
lie is truly a p r
title more secure than that ofjittnd ;preser-
Baron,—more easily ECp-'T'and through-tlie;
vctl, hot by c r -' ~ " 1 ' .
shedding of blood, but by the lawful labor of ’.
the hands. ■ His houaais.his castle, his acres"
are .I 8 dominions."', His gardens are his
parks,—-his grass plats his lawns, and his
forests liis groves. His battle, sheep and
poultry arc his sjubjecta, and he becomes, at"
pleasure, either the executioner or The mul
tiplier of such subjects. Tell us if the King
upon his thrpne. has more power worth’;pos
sessing." His happiness, we know, is less,
as he increases Ins toils, cares and sorrows":
in proportion as the cultivator of the soil
diminishes his. . . ...
In the spring time he bows, and in the au
tumn he reaps. Providence has, assured
him that spring time and-‘Harvest shalFfipt -
fail, and he has the assurance of the ,Giver’ ‘
of every; good ' and'perfect gift, that as/hb --
"sows so shall he reap. ' .His, grounds are •
watered in the season of drought, with the’t
chins and dews of Heaven, and in the damp
season the sun shines to cheer, invigoratoj:.-
and give promise to his labors. The severer
tasks of the.summer are-succeeded by-the; ■
lighter labors of the' winter. Ait'we have
said in the words of Will Shakspearc,. ho ;•
“earns that he. eat,- and gets that
and his_ Philosophy is that of-the shepherd :
who said that - “good pastures • make fat -
sheep.” He maysay Truly, and with ’an ,:
honest pride— '• ■ . ---;-----
“I eat my own lamb, . . i
My chickens and ham, '
I shear my own fleece and I wear it-”
What could a man want more;—and who 7
can ajfafmer.-capablo-of enjoying life, pos*- ' '-;
scssed of Ins farmhouse* his farm,’ and his ;
necessary ■ implements,;(if husbandry, ever ■ •
sigh for ay residence within the enclosures of, .7
a city,—choosing bricks andmortar, fur the .
elbowroom of a spacious farm house,—the"
smoke Und dust of the tojvn.fof the village;,
—the thrpe, or four story brick house for-tile V
granary 'dr the haycock;—the purest air of 7
heaven for the atmosphere, of a thousand .
smooky houses,' and ten thousand unwhole- V
some How could a. farmer make. .
such a choice as this? would pause for
a.reply, did we-not know that the only, an- -
swer - which—cou I d -bo-devised;- after '- the
longest study; would be the unsatisfactory . ■
one, that something better was anticipated p
only,—for it would bo a miracle almost; for,
a man to find himself ■happicrr'Dr in better ,
circumstances, after a change offesidence ',
froimlhe country to the -
The true Klysian,—the real, Paradise on ..
earth is the country,—thc'grccn, fruitful,- .
beautiful country. The city for the taSk'T '
master' and his hard-worked servant; but-the
country for the man who wishes for health
and leisure,—contentment and a longlife;-;;:'/
—; —“Tin l shepherd's homely curds, ■
Ills cold ihin drink out of his leather bottle.
His wonted sleep under a Ircsh tree’s shade, ; ,
All which tit-cure and sweetly he enjoys*;' l :':
Is tar beyond a Prince's dedicates— !,
His viands sparkling in a goiden enp; ; ( ■■
His body couched in a curious bed,’ i : b-. b
The ancient Romaris venerafedthe
and in the earliest and purest times if uie' .i -
republic, the greatest praise which coujdbe V
given to ah illustrious cha pact e r,_\vas to’say
tliat he was a judicious and hiis-c
band man. —Portland \Silvcrffserz ... ...
. Lopli at this• and weep it j ' .
''Frailty, thy name iswoman •"—Hahilt-i't 1
■Mj case-llardenen / ChaHbitfe'-liii& .’i;
again.flcjlJVom my just authority dnd : nrq-,’ -•!
lection, without advising nie or.'.cohsulting:’’' ■■
me on this doubtful and im^Udo ;
is it the first offence of this kind that sll alias :ii,v
committed; for. nine years past 'she' ,has an*
nually served me the same trick ani ahvayi
about this time of the year, which I~
account for, I have had Job-like paiiehce>'r ; i
and have forborne thus far to' tell
of the shame she lias cast upon
let all whdm ithnaiy concern/.'knowf/.tliat ''
from this day forth I will debts of
.her contracting.
' Walter Caovcir. .
N., B.—This is.the tenth Hints sl»o; V:: Vi
away—nine times .have I takenjicf in
and if she . ever takes
d-i -d. :
Pleasure.—Writers of: .cvefylage'^ayfiSr^ l '
endeavored to show that pleasure’
and not in the objects'pftcred’fOf'oUr
tnejil J }, if. the
..cry thing becomes capWjJi: of'
distress w»U almost
a/name. ; E&ry occurrence pi&stee.
view,like-fhcfigarc3ofa^moce3sion,fSQmc*i ;
may''terawkara,.othersill-oresB^,'Tj|,ut3f)ngP"i : j|&
but a fool is;for. thisenraged witlr the
ter'of the ceremonies.
' “I say Jack,' can’ give its alitde;atl»
vice upon a ..soft subject,”
faced city' touch-mernot the
jolly:old-souled butcher, who ynlS carefully, :r;Sii
and scientifically carving up the lifeless,re?; -
mains of a fihe. fat bullock. ,“^fay
'—what’s broke?” “AVhy—wl^-rl’ni;’.in-'
l.ove with a gal,, and. can’t" ;cohtrivc hbw
gain- the- crittur’s/affb'ctionf?’' ’VVylli" don’t!
look sb' ,calf-ish—only stake y6ursclf: K
friend, and I .tliink by /scndiilg
tender-lines: (loins) you. can-supi•;**
Isinackat the chops.’ .
" v 'J' -’ ■
! “ p .alldic Sfates;Tanc
irvcd Idbfcijigc&ftj
leaned; baotsiu
. “Q“‘te new. pnes,- hav^
,‘‘-JVc\v:tines! why lor ■’ bless'iyPu
ne wMpfs"beill Igime arihgu r
‘Dots \x , fts'.j:auc.