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taattrobon Illontinn, apt l 26, 1816.
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BY, ,REV JOIIN C. ADDOTT
On the - 20th. ot April, 1814, Napoleon set sail
from France for his exile in Elba. The nation was
soon weary of .the imbecile Bourbons, and longed
Tor the-return et • their Emperor, who commanded
the respect of the world. On the Ist of March,
1815, NaFkileon landed again upon the shores of
France. The Congress of Vienna was still in ses
sion. And it is a curious illustration of thesecrown
ed heads, that the announcement that Napoleon
had returned, that France was receiving him with
acclamation, and terror stricken Bourbons were
fleeing from their throne, was received with un
controlled bursts ot laughter.
The quarrel among.the allied monarchs had now
risen to such a' pitch that they were just upon the
point.ot hurling their•armies upon each other, when
the fugitive llotlrbons appeared among !hem, pal
lid with tear and imploring, help. The allies were
compelled to. bury all their animosities in c'orribin
ing against • the common foe. • ialarta. fearing that
•lier interests might be endangered by this mov,e
ment.of the Emperor, took very special pains to
inform the , allies that she. had no sympathy with
Napoleon in his lierok enterprise, arssi that she
would on no account reunite herself wi:h him and
return itt Fiance. But when-the army anti the na--
lien had received - Napoleon with shoats of wei
come. and he was-again seated upon the throne
where be had reigned with so much glory. and all
Europe was trembling with the apprehension that
he would come down upon them with terrible re-,
- tribution, then Maria longed to return in the gran
deur of. the Tuilleries, and to shareA„rani the re..
nownof her imperial spouse. But she was azglam
ed to do so. She had so selfishly abandoned him
in the hszurs of misfortune. that she could not rum
mpg sufficient effrontery to rush into his embrace
in the day .of triumph. In the perplexityeinto
which she u-as thrown by the mingled emotions of
hope and dread which now oppressed her. she was
heard to $3), as if thinking aloud, " If I could only
be as.sered that he would not blame me for not go
ing w Elba"—and then atter a pause; as if in con
elusion of a train of inward thought—" hot I am
surrounded/by persons who cannot fail to hare in
culpated me." It was evident that litt mind was
ill at ease, from the mazy excuses she made to
thottearound her for the coured she had pursued
:he endeavored to appease her ottn self-reproach
- es. by stating. that .“ necessity had compelled her."
that she was not • mistress of her own actions,'
that " she could not disobey •her father," that
"Ail:Arian prineessey were merely tools in the
hands of the head of the family.," anti finally, that
she " was born_ : under a - malignfue, star, and was
never tiestiried to be happy." Noncom these ex
cuses, however, would avail to quiet the condemn
ing sentence of her own eon-science : and she uas
at Last constrained to avow, that having refused to
stare NapOleon's dis,-eraee. she was, ashamed to
partake of a prosperity which she had done nothing
to proinote.- There is here a glow-worm glimmer
ing -of honor. Let Maria be credited with it all.-
-She cannot afford to part weth one particle which
is her due. ; .
• thauteaubriailal had pithily remarked, that if
the eock?ed hat and sartout of Napoleon were Oar
ed can a stick, on the shores of Brest, it would cause
'Europe to run to arms from.one end to the other."
The sole of Napoleon's foot had hardly touched the
soil of France. when , this. saying was yenned_ Eu
rope, frotd-one extreri:ity to the other, sitnulta
• neously•Troundexi with the eangor of anus. Tne
gleaming banners Of Alexander were seer: ores...sang
down through all the denies of Russia and of Po
land. Watling on to-the conflict three hundred thou.
rnen Athlria sent the war summons with
electric energy thlrenrh all ler wide-spread do-min
s:rms. into the plains of the subjugate.] Ital 3. and
2.1110i1g -the remotest -harrilets the rumbhn of artil
lery %%heels. the elauer of hook and the martial
t-eal of tyro hundred and filly thou,v.cd soidiers re
rou-ided aon:7 her thoroughfrue'‘. Pru..ia., dis
membered. In ilereulea,xl effixt raped two hund
red tholisarti men to meet dire cagier rte`
fr' - e :her had so often tied in dismay. The
war cr. e.-1:oed thr>' haU tae minor Stales of Ger
raan . From errrr ktngdom. and duchy, and
^trim-Tali:v. the warlike hands issued forth. and the
nife-rntoahle line, with shouts of defiance
rf•trs retizt•ance poared down towards the
fAxniers of FrArice to meet Napoleon. -The nary
re: En:lan ulfurted ifs sane and rotni:ed forth
Ups-wt the t:resre-- of the German Ocean her power
f,,r the ailpnxichatz shock of tattle.
Berna.i.otte. u.th iron nerve and treacherous soul.
rallied . the hal..-...araze le.:ones of eden to crush
hits tenefrt,-_:r. And thn , rm.h Detmaark. Switzer
n Porft;.7.l, drams were beatin"-
L — dmii , e: 4 •43l:-...d.1,1g. and City and country were tilled
%nth tnestmtag sabats and tioaltai;; Numem. as the
.nathen- 1-nil".l on tou - antt the eciattk-t Xs
ralr,:rt• fisr. pease nr - r7t.
rejeaed Ittes_is 12:,-te , -.1 1, , L•amip:e
611 S:. a tocervan raised to .tae ro,m
lar stnimr. It was a war of tere.istary
&pans: pie of :he peopte to ch. , ce.e then zu
le'rs. FraTav may dell-a,,e the Bcvarlens and
elect Enzzian.i may .'ethrrsae Gisel..i.th
and elver a Crooraell. " Death to apateoz.. - vras
the tr a:til . A . C'ri tn . Vr 13.1C:1 taoo2lChiZl E:r.N.Te
Taere axe a few ere ms recruit:hi
atrp.e te. me Irrittre to le crept oted tit= stye ?mi l k
zs: ba::!e Wa . erfoo 'ft k wail of Na.?oiteor t
. , 3,e.•Zatt V . Vrars
az.si perseverirm hers*ty with
enJeariweif to combine; the powers
tga - ntl , !te F7V," Frartce.
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has not a shadow of justification and every day
the verdict of the world, upon this subject , is be
coming more unanimous and decisive. With all
the faults of Napoleon, he . was immeasurably
perior.to the banded kings who were struftlin:_z, by
his overthrow, to support the despotism of their
thrones. Napoleon, during, • his short reign, did
more for the promotion Of civil and reli gi ous liber
ty, and for the elevation of the masses of the peo
ple. than all the combined kings of Europe , have
done for the last three centuries. -The prevailing
impressions of Bonaparte are derived from the gross
caricatures of the English historians--his invete
terate foes. Can Lockhart and Scott, who write to.
flatter national vanity . and to please aristocratic
ears, fairly delineate the character of their renown
-1 ed enemy whom that nation has so long delighted
Ito traduce ! As well may you expect the Quarter
ly Review fairly to describe Republican America.
She would walk in the garden, but desires a friend.
Neipperg is on the alert. They saunter lovingly
among the shrubbery that fringes the serpentine
walks, and recline, till the stars gem the sky, in
bowers fragrant with the perfume of every odorif
erous plant. Oh ! if one could only forget. Maria
could forget. Maria was an Epicurean. The plea
sure loving philosophy is very comfortable to those
who have no souls. The daughter of the Caesars
had no soul. Surrendering herself to all the seduc
tions of momentary enjoyment, her slumbering spir- I
it was undeurbied either by anguish or remorse.— Not being able to inform him, he requested me
And yet the tiling agony of some minds is prefera
toaccompany him down to H--`e hotel, as
lids to the dead repose of others.
there was a young lady iu the ball-room, who wa.s
True, Neipperg was a stiff• and formal Hangar
-ian soldier. The automaton manners of the camp very ill.
Supposing it a feinting fit, I clapped a bottle of
had left their coarse impress upon hen. One eye
hartshom, trgether with a lancet, in my pocket,
had been tom 'out by a bullet, and a black patch
and accompanied him. On the way he it/formed
covered the defopiiity. He was twenty years older
me, as I already knew, that a ball was in prances
than Maria, and hed no attractions of body or mind
at the hall, and been interrupted by the untoriunate
to win a generous woman's love. The flexible
Bittern of one of the belles of the evening. •
heart of Maria however, gladly songht solace for its
Arriving at the hotel, we were somewhat stir.
voluntary widowhood with this manuring courtier.
rapid tilling and driving away o f t h e
Floating upon the current of self indulgence, she t carr iages at the - door.
endeavorectwith timbre's and dances to beguile life We caned now and then an exclamation which .
of its cares. Reveling s ire. scenes of fesuerty, and betokened extreme honor, but heard nothing suffi
laruriating upon the velvet sofas, she hugged her :
ciently distinct to admit of -forming a conclusion as
comforts, and heeded not the storms which howled I to t h e cause of the apparent confusion.
amend the eternal crags of her husband's prison.— I Passing up t h e si bs" , we encountered n umb ers
Consigning Napoleon to the grave of oblivion, and of young ladies, with their mantles thrown care
forgetting that she had ever been a wife, a mother ;
lessly about them, with cheeks as pale and lips as
end an Empress, she yielded hereelf to the seduc- bloodless as though they themselves were the sub.
tion of each passing hone And yet trbo, that has jeers for whom aid was summoned. They were
an emotion of honorable feeling, would not infinite- hurrying away as from contamination, the hilarity
ly prefer to have been Napoleon. listening to the ; of the occasion having been suddenly exchanged
dirge careerineyetorin and dashing was-ere:iron mute terror
reesea-engirdled4anie enveloi ed try k, rather than t Hurrying through the crowd. we entered the
to have been Maria in her ducal palace, on the son- ; bell-room. 1.1 was very
ny plains of Pale. breathing the fragrance of vie - but deserted of its occupants, save a group
lets, and lulled to slumber by the soft music of the NI the centre. who seemed, horror-stricken by the
lute. Maria! though thou wen cradled in the pee eiebt which humanity compelled them-to witne,e.
aces of the Caesars: it was indeed and ignoble spirit On-a sofa which had been drawn from the side
which chose thee for its tabernacle.
of the room, sat a young lady. in a stooping pos-
Yet, after ale it most be confessed that the soul- t Lure. as though in the act of rising, with one hand
less and the hearten. glide comPrtzbly th rongh such stretchedstretched ou
ched out to takethat of the partner who was to
-a world as thin If they know nothing of the deep-' hare led her to the dance.
er excitements and nobler emotions of our nature, With the smile upon her lip, and eyes beamiez
they are also saved from that intensity of suffering with excitement. death bad seized her. .The smile
which. at times, will wring almost the life blood of joy was transfcemed to a hideous grin—the beam
feetn the sensitive heart. The terrific storm of ing
eye now seemed but a glazed mass, now pro
temptation never " wrecks their sky." The an- meting from t h e me ee t. '
mish of conscious guilty or wrong doing, never la-el The carmine, added to give brilliancy to her
' cerates their hearts. Like the stalled ox, they in- complexion, now contrasted strangely with the :sale
mirette in storm and sunshine, and die in peace. m w hue her skin had assumed, while the gorgeous
, The secret marriage, it is commonly reported. trapping, in which fast ion had decked her seem
was soon ennsurrunaled between- M ar ia and C o u n t ed but a mocking of the habiliments of the grave.
NelePere• which was publicly recdfelirtel soon a f" Death under such circumstances was horrible. No
ter the death of Napoleon. Three children have 1 wonder the pale mother, as she knelt beside her
been the issue of this union. The eldest, a eaugh- i
child, groaned out: e Not here ! not here' I.rt her
ter. is married to an Italian Count, Grand Chamber- die at home
• lain of Patina. son. the Count de Monti Nuevo, We had arrived too late to render aid. The
is ati officer in the Austrian army. A second daugh- j spirit had fled, and all that could be „ done was to ye
-I.ter died in infancy. Tea years ago, Count Nene more the body and strip it of its senseless para.:
perg there. and Maria was again left a widow.
phernalia. This honible catastrophe was ore of
When, some four years ago, the remains of Na- those striking acts of Providence by which we are
paean were brought from St Helena. to repose up- i forewarned that Death claims all seasons for his
on the banks of the Seine, the eyes of the civilized
own. When the young and bea Wel surrounded
world were directed to the sublime spectacle. The by the consolations of religion, part in the Ili
' French nation arose, as One man, to homage to i umphs Of Christian's faith, we bow ourselves to
the duet of their mighty Emperor. The gray-head- I the stroke and believe t h at a seraph bait passed
ed survivors of the Old' Guard, who had proved from amon g tes to t u i ng t e wit h t h e p eer a b ove .
faithful to Napoleon through all his reverses, came i etkin
tottering to meet their beloved chieftain, now re- I Brit the sodden diepen tike the tine a b ove
leaves a shadow upon the hearts of survivors.,
turning triumphant , though in death. The king , the stitch no a f tevecese c a n eispeme. Do they min
, ree - al !smile, the nobihtee the Pee* in city and gie with the merry dancers'' In the malt of their
country all came- a mournin g nation—u3hen " lhe fiestivitv cercies the awful phantom of the past. In
' memory ofNapoletra. A scene of more unsurptessing • the silence of t h e i r own c h am b ers, t h ey weep f or
moral sublimity, earth has seldom if ever sr - knew- t the departed, and seek in rain - . men i me7 - 0 store _
ed. As in solemn pomp the remains of the. Emper- 'house for some f ond me,,,n,e whispered from
or were conveyed through the streets of the capital. the bloodless lips as the epinte e lried awes - .
where he had so oeen moved the most powerful of ' .. Not here! not hem I L et her die at h rtme --
monarcks, an the sons and datrehtere of France t would be the es-r4211,2t e n of every mother, were she
bowed their heads in sorrow, as children weeping ;to stand ;him her only ch i ld : while the only re-
Over ii father's sepulchre. -
t i sponse vouchsafed would be found in the soul-hare
2 kleri-e- in her ' I9 C -11 Palace- was at lee s he" a rowing exclamation of those around, 'least deal'
tanee from France, that she could alma": bear the dead ! and in a ball-room
muffled drums, the toeing belle the booming can
non. and the solemn tequiems_by which the ashes
, of her husband were so mournfully welcomed to
The silvery lake is glided by romantic mom- the land over whieeh he had so gloriously reigned.
lit. The soft air of Italian summer- invites to an . teneler the maje-eic dome of the molt/irks, which
excursion upon the w=er. The boat glides - over his own energy bad leaned- the body of Napoleon
the unripe led surface, which emote s a concave of ' now slurntere awaiting the resurrection.
moon and stars and -fathomless immensity bmsech But the widow of NaPokeeti could rake no Pail
as ribose.. eon - music, of flutes, and sell more li- in these impressive scenes. Maria discreetly de
. quid voice float' upo n th e ern! zephyr,. Ma r i e ceded to remain at home And when a nation wept
reclines upon the cushioned ware leaning upon the at the burial of her imperial husband, she sat list
` ann of Nene - rem. and yields herself to the luxury less in her palace, with unenotreened eye. and ta
rof the hour. Hoer can' she send her irna?nation moved heart '
from thee scene of enchantment to the free.. storm- i Had lreeplime be living, evenywye would have
I swept, rain-drenched rock where Napoleon is im- been tamed to her. Sbe would have been the pro
-1! A pleasant jaunt is Fe - renal to Genoa. 1 insert mourners and -sorrowing France would
The dotal chariot is drawn by prancing steeds tai- l have bowed before her in veneration. One can al
llc ceparecned. Liveried servants and outriders :bog, see the farthful spirit of Josephine I.e from
with reinerrg &three and in rich'uniforms.comecese the crave to weic-oate her returning hweband, and
the belt - lam cort e ge." The brilliant visiou sweeps Ito invite him to slumber an death by her side..
elopg the ever-survive scenes of sunny Italy. In ; A few years ago, the young Keg of Rome, who
the luxurious earrings of the young Duchess sits , had received even the Austrian Cowl the title of the
Ne'„ by the side of .Maria. They read, :they : Dakeeof Reestrele died at the age of etleteece
-1; talk, they sing. Looks of affectionate recognition He had teen reared at Vienna„ for-err-en by his
are interchanged, and words of leer:Ps:ness are at.. mother, and parried against all knowledge 'of the
• revs 1. Ttertrands of leagues of stormy ocean in- ; henic character and actiievenunes of his imperial
berweee Maria and Napoleon. She can ifather. As the name of Bonaparte was wail a wad
never sec him &eerie Why then. should she think of terror to the thrones of Europe, his untimely
of him any more. Maeriers, says infidel &mope, death was me :ably legate:el with sadist:union by
is a parinerehip, to be diesolved at pleasure. Myl a ll crowned heads
partnership with Napoleon. thinks Maria, is &ear. his not imputable that the see of Napoleon was
eil by bis absence- Why man I not forth another? i Some to the tail) teeareanpanted 'by single
The world e ill condemn, wtie-ipers an amass' voice.eetOraner- Ills birth was hailed by the acelatna
i, Then I will not tell the world thmks Maria. AO . I bons of thirty millions, and received the reeogram
; see returns-the peeve of Neireergee hand. Marla e l /aeons a every Coca in Europe. His death was
wants conn=el in affair of Svaie. Neipperg is at annotieed and enlamenteil
hand to pre threaten to bey 'wavering porpteed Oa the 15th of December, 1247 came the ckeieg
an d the ci n e ma council es ramped late into the scene in the life of Marie. See had passed through
• beers of the niettit S. wiebes to reroe alone the tiny-eeven yews. At the Went hour of midnight,
banke of the rocaanser stream, or ascend the mom- with peaceful aranedanns around bet pßker, she
I f tam_ The acceanneortanree Coo= lends his hand breathed her last, and deputed to that trio nsal
I and supports her with his encircling arm. Maria where we all in turn crow appear. The wad dbad
levees met selintle, and would amid meeatiew— , keg retest het- She had neither Erie % nor
" When I heard the result of the battle of Water
loo.- sirs Rebert Hall, ' I felt as if the clock of
the world had gone back six atres." The eyes of
all nations were fixed" upon the spot where•the ar
mies of Christendom were concentrating for the de
cisqvc conflict ! On the one side were all the ban
ded monarchs of .Europe. Ott the other was Napo
leon. The match` was almost an eqUal one. A
morning of the peaceful sabbath ushered in the
dreadful confilk., During all the long hours of that
sacred derv, till the sun was descending, the battle
raged with sanguinary ferocity. At every point
Napoleo% was victorious; and the mnsiglea, waver.
ing lines before him, gave _wyrawarace that the-ea
gles of France were agrurktrinmphant.
ton. to he gazed upon.hisinelting battalions, trem
bled before the genius of '.vtapoleon., and wiping the
cold s=eat of agony froth his brow, exclaimed I
wish that Binctier or night were come !" The .
foaming counersof the Emperor were on their way
to Paris.. with the tidings of victory.
At that eventful hour. a black mass . of. 30.G00
Prussians suddenly appeared, headeriby Blucher,
and poured clown like an avalanche upon the field
of battle. .The troops of Napoleon, exhausted by
the herculean toil of the day, and unable to resist
this new onsse,_werc, after the meet rigorous resis
tance, overwhelmed and swept away. All was
lost. Marta, from the palaces of Vienna, looked
cn apparently with the, mast imperturbable magna
nimity, as the star rif her hushand's ,door paled and
faded away on the field of IVater!oo. His defeat
relieved her mind from 'serious embarrassment.
She moved smilingly amid the group of his catch
ing foes. and even appeared in public leaning up
on the arm of the Duke of Wellington. There is
no evidence that she shed a tear or experienced an
emotion of regret, as her ,husband was borne, like
a caged hoe, to that barren rock that was to be his
prison and his grave Not one word of sympathy
or tendernesi was sent to him from Maria, as he
bid adieu to every object he beheld dear upon
earth, and entered upon a doom were intolerable
than death. •
• Napoleon hai.hanilY arrived at that dreary rock.
where in misery he was to wear away the few ;e
-mu:nag years of his hke, when Maria Louisa_ high
ly elated with her mvn"iol fortune, departed from
Vienna in Misled chariots, surrounded with fawn
ing favorites, to maioy her perorations as Duchess
Parma. She -assumed no garb of mourning. She
affected no grief of bereavement and widowhood .
Congratulating herself that /Or lines had, 'failed to
plea-sue places., and that sit hid goodly heritage,
she allowed no pleasures to be marred b unavail
ing regret:, Forgetting her imperial husband on
that dreary rock which his sufferings bare immor
talized ; forgetting , her son borne to so exalted a
t. destiny, more splendidly, bet none the less inglo
riously an exile and a prisoner in Vienna: she sat
rendered herself with the meet amiable philosophy.
to all the enjoyments within her reach.
Colonel s Neipperg. a Hungarian Count had been.
appointed by the Austrian Cabinet to accompany
Maria totilsa to Parma. He was to do all in his
pourer to .3iyert her mina from the grandeur from
which she had fallen. and to lure her mall the potu
che and private haunts of festivity. His task was
1 easy kind areeabie, and faithfully he performed
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enemies. Uer death caused none to mourn, and
;me but those who inhelited her esuates, to rejoice.
Om •,eking in Om kw lone s:ens
Nn lea may be thane, algae all atuwia ttfee weep.
66 Not Dere: Not Uere :92
Crue.beautiful t but keen cold everting in January,
a young gentleman entered Dr. C-'s office,
(with whom I was spending a vacation) and -hur
riedly inquired where he he should Lind the doc
Ixrcamisc Dorortar —The workmen ert.g
ed.in excara,iaz in Tower-street, at the corner of
lloki-lane. kw the purpose of making.anewseurer.
after pet:retrain; to the depth of about eight feet.
cone suddenly upon tome human ter:nano. There
was no resge.of cotftn of any kind. Close to the
bones an ancient rase was discorereA, -similar to
those exhumed at Pumper* and lierrnianeuni, bet
which: umixtunately, was broken by the pickaxe :
and so complete was its demolition, that it would
be very dawn& to reconstruct it. Seteral pieces
of copper or brass were likewise , foond..--Loadon
TEL (hums thr Giam.—lt is wontletfol how
much we are indebted to chance for many very
nahrithie dist,rei.ies. The art of makbwglass was
tliscarere4 in this way. As some merchants were
carryin a quantity of nitre they halted near a ricer
bun Mount Carmel- Not readily finding
MOVES to rest their kettles ea, they teed some
pieces of the nine lot that rapes& The fire grad
wally dissol.ix% the nine, it raise i with the sand,
and a transparent tanner flowed, what* in biti l
was no other than tom.
Emsuanins os IS OLD liamsu.--z Rase you
derided thin ; my dear Lee; to marry a tridow,r
" Tes Maas-re.: -AL` my frieoi4, I pity cow:
the heart of a widow, you must kuotr, is bie a le:-
tim apartment, .there one always finds sumulting
that has hammed to the previous tenant-
As a bokinleass, if it is a true Cee, faithfully
repteseom the face of him that kooks mix, ea a wife
anti th fasliso - tiessaf to the affects!' oof hes has
oot to be itheethil when be is sad, am tad
when he is cheerful_
A rua v,.s manning grows calm ;cahoot bang;
weakened; a mug passion seated, tbangb
abona to be fain:giddied_ That which ill not in or
by its swage Ewa; Ihil wbeh banns also
10,0 1-ct.l'V't • ,"„7:1---",n1"
rite White itaTifelhatte
An all martlite you---sixty years lard Notember . ,
ta talk of gins to wart I shrifild think' you hart
_ seen et:tough of figbfing the British already. there
11w cry s still," ney natio. 7'...-moks t nafe. lit poor .a„ Roe and his ;ten Idetalingtati tir o
The heavy tramp of the regulars., as their solid grans baf°ll° your , 'Yes- What emild rail° with
columns moved amid the da-knesstcra- ards Conceal, a gnu !'
was heard with indignation by the waking inhabi- I '
the old mart made no terly, ten! ascended the
tants of the country. The 'Lardy yeoman as he ' stairs, and, soon returned with a rujy gandiarrel
l eape d f rom hi s pa ll et an d g l are d t h roug h t h e arra . in his hands. In spite of his wile's incessant din,
dow at the passing show was at first at a l os s to he went to his shop, made-`a mock for it, and put
con j ecture on w h a t erran d the se we ll ' al i n ed war- 'it in complete order for wee. He en saddled a
r i ors had been sent: but i nsw i t l y reco ll ect i ng t h at statue white horse, and mounted into. He gave
there was a depository of arms and provisions at I the seed the rein, and directed his ruerae tOWArd
Concord, 'which the Americans had at much trouts. , Coueord. He met the British .troop returired - , - and
le collected together, he `hart no doubt that this was not lone in perceiving that there teas a wasp's
large detachment of the British army had beeta4 nest about their ears- lie dashed s 4 closely nio'n
commissioned to take possession of them. There ' the flacks of the enemy that his ho L 's neck, was .
was eortiething so provokingly creel in the eyets of , drenched with the spouting blood o the wounded
the Americans, in thus depriviug them ofthe very soldiers. Then reining back to re he - dealt a
humble means of defence, which they had been 1 second death upon the ranks with his neverfailing
able to procure; and, ahliouelfthey did net imme- ; bullet. The tall Punt form of the askilatitr hie
diately form the resolution of drawing the Wood of i Per locks floating on' the breeze, and the cobs Ot
t h ese i neem h aries, et t h e ' murmur of disapproba- 1 his steed soon distinguished him from the other
tion ran from house to house, until the whole of i . Atnericems, and the regulars gave him the name of
tfie surrounding country,- had been aroused from i a Death on the pale hone." A dozen bullets whiz
their pillows, and anxiously awaited the result of ' red by his head, when be hadm e th e first as _
their movements. It was in a laree building a f ew : sank, but undismayed, the eh/ pat ' continued to
miles below Lexington, that a family, who had', prance his gay steed over the he : of the foot sol
been made acquainted with the approach of the oions — to - do his own business ' fril; in the be :
British hirelings, resided. They were up and do. i lief that because others did wrong by firing at
ing long before the antral of the troops. The girls 1 hitra it would Lie no excuse' to hire tp do wrong
assisted their brothers in putting on their equip- 1 by aPeritg, the hireling bullies lof a tyrannical
meets, and the old man !addled the horses for his !-Stosertunent. At knenh a ataarosts charge of the
sons. As these lads were about starting for the : bayonet drove the: old roan and; the party vial
purpose of watching the career of the regulars when. ; which he was. actin g , from the i main body of '
they should arrive at Concord. a young man drove ; the P'riliSh' klezekjaht was also vonloi*mmenitioni
swiftly up to the dour, and bade the volunteers good ' and was compelled to pick up seine on -the: that',
morning. " Captain Roe lit burst from the . lip. of /before he could return to the charge. He then
all present save one blooming lass, who hung bets mare on again, and picked oil an (dicer by 'Send
head and sighed deeply. The young man was 1 ing a slug through hie royal brains before 'he war
apparently, under thirty years of age :of middling I again driven ell Bin ever and anon, through the
Ordure. and dark eyes, which now gleame d w i t h I smoke that curled about the flanks of the detach
fire. He spoke a few hammy words in an tinder
I meat, could be seen the White horse of the vete-
tone to the armed peasant boys, to which they re- ' ran for a moment—the report of his piece nas
plied by grasping t h e i r n re l oc ki an d hastily mount- heard anillhe sacred person at one of his Majes
ing their steeds. " Not one word hes he spoken ; tys his hful subjects Was sure to- measure his length
Ito me..' sighed the pensive git - L Quick as thought. lon rebel ground. Thus did Hezekiah and his
the young Captain spran to the pound, an d m y , : neighbors ha.-rags the retreating foe,, until the Fart
in; he: a hearty embrace, promised to be with her "'erg . °PPearr 4l with a thousand fresh troops from
l in a few hours. N „,, swer was retuned by t h e 1 Boston. The two detachments of the British were
desponding fairr one. but she clenched her hands . now two thousand s trong , and they kept off the
and raised her pallid face to Heaven as if engaged 1 Americans with their artillery while they took a
in inward prayer. There she stood in statuelike I hasty meal. No sooner had they main cemptence
silence until the sound of the departure horses' ied their march, than the powerful white horse was
had died away. Then turning to her mother, Who i seen careering' at full speed over the hills with the
rema i ne d at -h er s id e, s h e softly s ma r t. I s h a ll ne _ I itanntle old Yankee over his bark_
ver see him tacana." - Ha, - cried the solillere, -- there comes that (1,1
- " Foolish aid: aniwered the old lady in a tone !' feik'w a6Lairr oa the white horse'. Look out far
that trembled while it chided; ed o you „ r , pese , yourselvea for one of nahne got to die, in apite - nt
that Capt. Roe intends to attack the British army , Fate.-'
with a handful of ploterhboys I Depend
I And one of them, did die, for Ilezekiali's
up . it, j aint was true and his principles ofeconomy would
there will be no betting." i not -admit of hiswaving powder or ball. Through-
But the sound of approaching horsemen driving ! out the whole of the bloody road between Lexi -
syrittly along the by- padia and the main road con- : t°n and Cambridge the fatal afrirroachen of the
vinced the trembling gir t ; that the num b ers were i white horseman were dreaded by the trained troops
not mall who were-already up in arms
for the de- I of Britain, and every wound inflicted by Hezekiali
fence of their debts, their hearthstones, and their i needed no repe at ing. Bat on reaching Calnlaridaee
r . hemm ,_ The two females shr a n k into the house the r eg ulars, 61eatly to their comfort missed the
oppressed by feeling strange and new. - I phi man, and his horse. They comforted them
with captain Roe
at their heal), by the conjecture that he had, at tenth.
drove off towards Le-xineton, and had halted in a : p aid the forfeit ,_____ oils_tlis. temerity and that,
tarn ott the toad side-, at the dbeasee of two miles ; h a d ^nue " we w ' m a b l ood y bridle , an* entPtY
a...en:l , i _, . saddle. Not so, Hezekiali had only lingered for a
assembled ijzternent to aid ia a plot 4-hich bad been laid by
a h a tm at tatal. f ral y " bearing ulh3 ' tr iras hose ecur iack ipen.. of l d auj il , ents y
loamy tSran" C utter, for taking the baggage wagons and
limbs, hardy, erribrewried visages, and sinewy . the ir guards.
I Amm bad planted about fifty old rusty muskets
in a /laity, i : under a stone wall, with their modes directed to
" Now, my dear fellows, - said Roe,
- teat not imitated tone, -- we are strong, enosigh„ . to ;
, i, war ,.. d „ .... the marl ' As the wagons arc-iced riPPosite
march; we shall be joined by others,- The Cam- i "'''' ' - '" -err i the rnttikets ' ' rem ' ' lltscha q ed and
eight horses, tether with some soldiers were sent
bridge beys are .wide awake, and have gone to
Concord altearlr : and I have seen some old men 'out ,... of existence ',...The party of Rld , lers .9 ` bn bad
eallopitig ,out to enjay the moraine air. The corm- t"- ba g gage in c ha rge , ran M a pon d an d p l unging
itheir muskets into the water, surrendered them
tiTTheis r:l74o:stnnaraeery gave
:. .selvm to an old woman. called Mother Baberick.
who was at that time digging mote in an adjacent
at once formed in =arching order. The little band .
field. A party of Americans recapthiel the gal
; lant Englishmen from Mother Balerick, and plac
edthem in safe keeping. The captives were ex.
ecedinany astooiehed at the euddenness of the at
tack, and declared that the Yankees would rise uo
like MILVICIOeS 014 of a mar* and kill them_
This chef dcrusee having at last 'been cencioded,
the barrail soldiers were nein amazed by the
appearance of Hezekiah, whore white borsearras
conspicuous anion the now countless assailants
that sprad, firm every hill and ringing 'dell, copse
and wood, through which the bleedbig regiments',
like a wounded snake /;ekltheir toilsome way. lbs
feral aim was taken, and asolther fell at every re
port of his, piece_ - Even ate/ the worried withers
had sneered Chaditten„ there was no escape for
them from the deadly bullets of the realm*. Veter
an- The appalatLa white horse would e l e&lse i te
and unexpectedly dash put from a brake, 'or from
behind a tuck and the whizz:kg of his ballet s was
the pmenntior of death.. He followed the enemy to
theievery beats, and then tzarina his horee's head,
retuned unharmed to his househriai.
, " Where have you been ht and r
s- Picking cherri e s," replied flezekiaii—bv. be
Imo' to say he had tint made cherries of the red
matey_ by pacing the ours into them.
TkL£ OF THE Rzioiriios
strict nut into the liMt x road, but before they had
reached LexiamOn were oblired to turn into a by.
road as the rapid advances of the Swish endanger
ed their safety. Raving arrived at Lexington, Capt.
Roe callt‘l his men to a halt and besought them
sorincr to sell their lives than be driven from the
position they ha 'taken. The char= appeared to
be needless. as they had no intention of firing on
lac enmity : and it was not to be •expected that the
rept.,. tar troops would asetilt wooffending men.—
While this hale company was resting behind the
village cLuxh, many squads of Ameneans dashed
by them. on theu way to Conceal, bat Captain
Roe maintained his pcx-ibon with the view of har
raismg the . einercy if they kOrtg."”PUopt aay 1-jo
ke/ape to the vill ag e.
iu ;et the mornim dawned. the hwav tramp of
men. was henid by, the Rile *it and in a Eno
meal afterward the !WWI crcansangler wheeled
his seed upon the plain where they stoat. and wa-
Tim Iris sword ; commanded them to diem down
their arms and disperse. The Americans were not
fast in acknowledging the atelsorfay of the epaulet
tes' caOtiff and in an instant a :.Lower of bias cur
down nearly WIT of the lae company. and an
the net to fi=ht. Captain Roc itas amoig the
The trotnem and dada= of Leringion Bed from
their hoes over the hills, OZlirq ugh their
SCII3XS There was an oil man, named
Wyman, the %window of! shove booms orerlook
ed the ground whim, theseinitutlets weze commit
ted, and no sooner aia be see hs brave econkry
men lall than he inwardly devoted lo:moseif to re
the toskafloored Slargbter
-g VW' said he, "is dime not an oki gno-bar
nel stenewhere on the rove r
u I hawse there er" sail ' 1 Ink Irv-,
what do you tratit kith lift,
alsoadd Eke to see if d is tit for amine," re
pbed he, a if 1 km not ete!, ia,goed earn*
to - dal a bole !bzoogh a 10,si"
)ferry on -ate, hr.abead ' you are i stiv, mzti
•-•*„. .' , 4; - V•
A xry would mit at or.a
meal foot plates of diament los" a whole phew
aw., a pail e. a l ot Oate fun of rc rte'
of pagryy besides fruis mod sweetmeats.. Ilia: is
an aldMouris =mach, compared with each a ro3--
al maw !
Hosts—T sapermtare of happiness or *mi
sery, :which rrian ream upon his own macre. The
=inner of p=iiire or ar:price happiness A. place
where theiiatici seeks your charades.
Ir you 'we wretched ? the socid will mock your
~53.1 0 .1 e 55-431 x 1 Pax, You will be _web.
ed ant 000terinell—owLet reed, re will to es•
med to , biourly irorifira63a.