Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, December 13, 1855, Image 1

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Fa l m Puinams Menthly.
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• " !HESPERUS. . '
A ' ko,-0 beautiful Hesperus!
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Awake! for t e day is done,
the royal purple eurtains are drawn
bound the couch of the sleeping sun ;
The 're is a. hush] on the blooming Earth,
3.4n1 a bush on the beating sea, •
And silence tool in the courts of Heaven,
Fier the stars ail wait for thee,
:I - j Hesperus !
. ,a l l' ll things beatiful wait for thee I . .
el'isithe hour foilEmey's fairy reign, , •
When the ghii ing, brain is fraught • .
t l ix,
Ica vit=ions of eauty, and bliss, and love,
1.6 . . 3 1 leave no m for thonght.
With the light o warm and.glorioua dreams :-
This narrow c amber Is bnght,
, Aiicif l I need but hee to sing with me
'Ol' i sweetest poet of night ! : ..-.
f, - i Hesperia% -
Open• thy volume of golden light I •
The l le may. I rem of the youth of old
Vcho clambered the mountain heett, i .
Andjtalked with the stars in the midnight hojulagi,
Till lie faded from human sight—
•Tilliiis brow grew- bright with wonderful light,
Aid away from the world's rude jar%
He , as lost in tile beams of his radiant dreams
And himself was' the fairest of sop.
li Hesperus 1
Tho best belotied of stars!- ' ' •
Theme may I read this-legand rare,
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id its beautiful meaning learn,
While my soul new-kindled to hopes divine, •
With a holy fir shall burn.
0 - ndrer should hilman heart despair' .
Of the presencei of GOd on high—`
0 n4rer should hittuart faith grow dim,
-While the starslare in the sky! ' •
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VlWperus! ,
Tir•voice is thd voice of eternity !
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• Tula art - smiling - Lwn on me, Hesperus ; •
ITith that smilel upon my heart -.; '
I !any; th 4 kindred to me and . mine,
la those roeasurleless heights thou art. -
Who thy spirit blossomed into a star,
- I the mrstical days of old, • . •
Th ,lare and the hope it bore on high, •
he legend bath never told.
Hesperus! .
1 y evootest story bath never been told.
0 uke like thee, Hesperus! , - • 1
To climb the heights of truth, - _
,n 3 there to - drinlteelestial airs,
At.d to glow with immortal youth ;
- - Thew wrapt in the light whichis born its skies
Whore the blessed angels are,
• To ke..J.t . Earth's harmonies only, rise
FipAing sweetly MO friam afar 7! -
I, Heispertis !
• If tv can niy spirit become a 'afar! ,
7 4 - .oes, AO si(eli-iiet§-,
From Changoer's Journal
dR,tll,OlOl',E, LASX A.SCEHT.
Os fine summer morning. a few , years
I stet.
once, there was a wonderful •eveiten,rent in • nnw
- the 11.;.,11- village of Balleydooley. All the 3 it
.is . i
1 .-1;e tii.r., vtotnen
,and children in. the neigh- - ye
bjrho!,d:..„eomnrehending about nine tenths j hallo i .
-if-tbel;lnhabitimis---were assembled on th e, ra n h
!arze,l:level commOn, which -erved as a race , B
(•our.s.i. qnd bowling green ; and-all thronged
. _-,;-•
t,-,w4s some . oh . - 1 7ect in the centre, -which with
en:nol ;
framed the, nucleus of the crowd. •
: rifle r i t
' Yes, then, what's the name of it all, at all ? -;
and, t
demithiled'one ragged gos -abon.
d :
Islit tied to the s
tail of it he's going to go ai . , F i n , Trea • N ;_ er
itpr . i,k , ...a. another. - • •-I
• - • es are at stake.
••• Alit, don't be ;foolish I' exclaimed an . old ~a s t s4 - ,„„ f ,, , ,h.
:314a *,- . , , wise ca:mer 'of - the district : Aon't 5.,. fie ,
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NOU 4co it . * long ropes hg's going to _boll on .. • 4. I
' rlow cl;' . you do ithat F. I - ,
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- ' I have ()illy, 't, ii dtaw this string,' which is
'Wel!. well, groaned an old woman, ta
conntered :With "the valve.' . i
• king i;i - i: thcken, or short black pipe fromber
` And . .it iou Iliad I noi that resoUree what
moul,h, and sticking it, lightedasit vc;as, with- would - he the c•tlnsccinence ?'
'n the toils of her Crossed-barred neckerchief, -
• • ••We.shOcild i Con an ue to - ascend until eve
'thin] English at 4 mighty ; rtuare people.-
I:ything . wolld ,!pigs of excessive dilution.”
fin tire that when we heard that.tbis Mr.
Th man ciordinud for a few momeuts in
Brew's,. uih his sacks of goold, was
coming 'deep Innight \ ; !then suddenly draiVing out a
b.; Ritelitn. after ;buying -out .the -real Old .
knift:, he .cut did- cord as high
.a.'; ;be could
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tte.::k othe Deasii's,. we tlickt. he'd have ;
:re tub . , . , . • .
r4esll'and berses galore, and - may be a .firte
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'Ftster...-fas4.4:!' be reiter,ated;
ilie,b , lin.the harbor _ ; but it never entered the , •. • ,
an • stranoet ;was a giant CompAred with
es ;
1;•,:l iiifan'y of us that nothing less would
s= re not than,goi4 corsing through the air
I:te a •ivild goose lit -the tail - Of , a balone, or . istiiin t ; . II
. 7 , 4 r: rown, olbo. perceiving that! he could
obtai 'noihingiy force, began to t' , -y conch--
ihrit,emeyer they call! it'
• `.sltr,' said h in a soothing tone; ' you are
te4 i -some time past tote process of inflating -
a C.h4stairt, i rheke no doubt.. - • Well, our re
the balloon . had be.o going on ;and now the
ligion i fl i rbids b4mccide; ' • , 1 .
gret gaily. painted orb 't word tremulously
• Fitster l'. shouted, the giant ; a dlseizing
.ibc-re the' heads CA the gaping spectators, and .
.the rtintaining ,:itek:, of sand, he beat tqled their
pressirtg against the cords by, - I•which. it *as . ,„ . fell
contents to ,the elOild7;. Mr. Drogm on
ii , j down; it, seeined only to await the arri- his ki,ite..,. il • [ -
tig..: , fithe - beld terdnatzt to dart upward on its ' i ' d
' A i,' he exclaimed, ' if you havcno reftar
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.. fir veur own - lit, at least have some pit on
: .11i:re he is l' exelainiedtheennward strag
mine. lam y , .brig, rich,. and happy ; (!lace •
' clers ''(f the crowd ; and presently a carriage !
a ino4ler antiu, a-I.`ister;• in t.heil . Mutt ti I .con
dr6rel up, and outL stepped -"dr. - Brown, the •
jure Win _to stretch sour handup in the vil'Ve
,millionare ? who had lately beeorne.,
and;live us friiir a'dreatiful death by allow
in Irish landed prOprietor. Mr. Brown was ing
s ., , i rne . g a - s.t i; es .. nap.e. , i ,
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3 iittit dapper man, whom a very small a••
Sh:sking his Wild locks, the strangerdrew.
zoo:A of pligilistielforce would- suffice to lay
off hi •A &int andlexclaiming, ' We *re not as
-level I:lith. the soil of. Ins adoption.
_- Ile was .
eendit''g I' and ibrew it out. ;; 1
sae' those unluckly individuals fwito meet an • y ur" turn .n . 4.tvli !' he continued ;I and with
„leeidnt 'at, every - ;turn—who, in entering a out. the 'smallest ceremtn,y, he ;despoiled the
`loot - I. invariably SRN tumble, knock down
•iI .tinfortlunate Brown of his paleen l,i t aid dircw
;se.meTieceoffurnitnre,or sit down -be.ide their . it
ove , 10 , 0. • !
~thair'iinstead of upcin it. $e seldom escaped
The balloon Pursued its wild caieer with--
. lat..-ttling, his inkst4d; sending his meat and. -
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out sqtp. or stay,.
.•irli . 'the wrong Way,' and - then oaughing ' nal-ha r said the stringer ;1' while we're
and eboking•for half an hOur ;-euttin.g his flu- 0 - -b. ; i
: thus an tag . .sii pleasantly ..toWard; .the sky,'
.filrs,iteari ng his coat, or l t anickingbia
. fore. 11l I it you
.sio-=shall-ghall I?' 1114 . unhappy
• . - - fAl&eminst the doer; that he rarely appeared I coin
qty without sears, plasters o;bandagvt. •
1 'exirei Icrarify lef the, air, the blOol was gush;•.
• lion did Tint. stir. , Already, -from the
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. 14 ,practicing gic;tunastics he had knocked 1 ing friar his, eyes ri4 ears.. . Listen y
valt ree_teeth; in” yachting cit'Cowes he had 1
. Threel years , - agli I lived; in Madrid . I was a
beet 'f,,ur• times nearly drowned ; in shooting ; wicloyFcr, with One _little daughter, a gentle=
os the moors of. Scotland be had , left the' brigheeyed : . angel; her long curling bait' is
ruse unbarined, hut 'had blown'off two of 1 waY:ng this raintite .. before •my eyes.: One- 1: . 30Wn fingers. A. tame for pyrotechny bad i day IL riverit . out early, and did not return un- ,
:,,n z ed handsomely his c,ychrows, hair and 1 ; til lath ;My 'child, my, utiful Emma, - was
iiiskers;, and as to railway traveling , his. i gone ;I a - banditti had- me and stolen her
'air-hresdth 'scapes and rustling. aceidentg, :from inc. But,; . my cannon
amid bolliSintatt, upset and- explosions, 'would, : l o ir e ?1 Mr. Briftrn rnaderneoltaniiially a sign
ia':e t.e•ried to' hare filled tiro or three. 1:01....'1 tri thernegtitive. : ' Whai a Pity !1--I .vrould!
azieS of the - 4%4A Railway Guide; or the ')
havee-hom ardo 80 1 in ! ..Ever sinee; I have
Freaell BibliOtheque Des Chetnin De Per., .1 seare 4 e d or my child ' every coutitry of
At length,. haring tried the three elements I . _EuroPe, b t in tain.
,Ndir - .1 think she may
(.1 - earth, fire abd,srAte.r, it•oceitrttea to Mr. 1 be is ithc liforthiof Ireland, - -Anti you a In ,
Brecrn 'that the-retias - lining One of Air; as a me- 1 eifer matchhere,' . Mr. Briistit'Madia nose :
diem'' of locothotiok iiiight-S'-more agreea-' 4 ply. ' • but shook his' head. Irdti hire notl--:-
ble, and could not be more perilous _ than the • Ah . f I could , geteitie, I would . set the. .bid
~. ;:rier,s,.. Be accerdiugli; ih6 year before— loon - n fire; and , then,•,wben roduixd.ta .ash
when, residing on his estate in . .Deiionshire , es, it lwouid be i.inuch lighter! - Wheii .yoit
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.- 4-4 purchased an ezeellim baji6 43 o . ,ilid strange first Wme thiS morning, f wait 'examining'
s IY, bad made sere ase.enti,' ;aid
~,itad , the • Upid face, of yon crowd to .- sec if :the
( *PA' d?_swn again in perfee . safety . , On. ibis . • dark orr!gn -cin4.6f my Etnina's.rOlier tifight
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"'iiint he'inediiated a flight over : the Grien be a Ong, them: . - .
\ ‘` . *, l 'an' d intended to_ come down at Belfsitti .
..itWas eridint to, poor Mr .. Brown that iris
. 4 t tiat best. nformed - members . of the eisaid I . itAveting i edfnPinian was a confirmed 1611116 e.
b lititeci that he was going 'erety :step of the It sadder! idea itruok-lum. • - - 1 ..- ' - ....'
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on 'a fishing 'ex:eursm,-had promised to join
Mr. i • rown in • his fight; but •as it would
seem, his courage fiiiled,'and he came not.--:
Nowlisel discouraged, howeier,- Mr. Brown
we.: just about to step in his aerial ear s when
a taki, strongly:built man *uddenly • stepped
forwhrd, and politely salutingithe teronaut—
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‘lilaji l'a. l / 4 k IyOu,aluestio;, l sir l' 1 ,
'ertainly.' ,
'I a l true that - you are goifieto An l leri
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No;No • inereli to B e lfa st,.-ivinirand Weather
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4 Belfst,' repealed the . stranger;in a - musing
niatiner4-4 the north i of Ireland.' !i Weil, that,
is juit the direction towards which I, want to
go, and I hate land. traveling._ !Will you sir,
a..i.ePt me as a" companion r ! '
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m),-'. Brown he4tated fora floment:, hut as
he really wished ior seine one toitecoMpany '
him, ilia saw, no serious objecticai •te the plan,
and !accordingly signified, his acquieseence,
nierel,y retrilriting : to: the stranger that his
costquie seethed too light for the rtgions of
the :tit...which 'they %timid have tb•Jraverse. .
' Bali I' wit's . ! tile reply; ! ' I have passed
thrmigh .1116ri.changes of Olt:late than that ;
and i qm hantilly very robust.'
4 Well," raid Mr.. Brown, looking at the
mass ve• frame' of the unkno vu,:' my car is
large enougli,; Come, in the name of Provi
dence.' So til9- took -their - plae i es, and' the
word' was giv'ep, ' Let go! I i
• The fifteen Men whose hancs, Were severe
ly prssedbyl,,llie ; straining cords, desired
nothing. better,iand in a nion - ent the freed
bitllOon began e......ceri4 'Majestically.' The
Crowd shouted and clapped I t hei r 'lain's.'
' ' Ali l'• cried Ir. Brown,lithis iS deligl iful.
Don't yea thin a?' Not reeerviiig any' an
swer, he turtle, i and looked at hi 4 traveling
companion. Tiere he ' Was lyingialmost flat
pn lii?;!face and hands, with his head over the
sidest 1 the car ,
: eveshis were fix,id, his hair
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bristling. , I
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4 -Are youafrdd r asked Mr. - Brown. '‘
No answer. The Balloon aSeended rapid
ly, and ere long arrived - at the region of the
clouds: . _ Mr. •l 'shook him slightly by
tn, and said : are you ill I' .
no replyl, but a fixed and stolid kat•e
I were now! great elevation ;
eneath thiir feet, 'above their heads a
g sun, end at infinite space around
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the a
ldenlylhci stranger stood 4righi, ill'S
allid As that of a eorpe.. I ,
aster, - fiistt,r!" he e:xelaimed, in a voile
;hority .-and seizing in sueeelisiOn . three
, hts of's:and which served :-,: it-bahast,
II , " them out of the ear, 'Mid 4 the same
b -
laughing mi •a strange, wild:'rnunner.—
, 7 he-eriedj!' this isthe way tai' travel.-- - --
• isthe
hall distat n . r the s waiii. mi •itvilruty
,ve.the ie :le. Wheit'l Was 'tn the Ah
with ttlly rifle in my hand, - wiatehing Ihr
travelers 4 never felt so .excited as 1110
I Then ih i iir:livc;s• -Were in-danger, now
tie owni' • 1 •
ry Pcaiant I. thouglit the :owner' of the
, n. I liave picked up stime.rliscallyital
igand. L 1 . I - .
4ter i t fight with the eletnents than
ustorh :Infuse officers!' continued hi
pion.l 'lilt. balloon ascended 'at s ter
iite. ''ln ins-turn, Mr. Brown stood up,
ying his hand on the. stranger's arm,
ii- • .
's sake, don't stir•!l Our liv 7
t ntul allow soirie ‘,I the
order to repair yOur ittipru..
`The verY . stune. l •
• Mat mean yOu
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` X know *here the wretch lives wh O .gole
your child ;we are now just above spot.
Draw the valve, Mr. Annesley, and in 12 shert .
firol' l :te will enihrabe tour Emma.' •
'No,no! you arc deceiving rne...llCy tai.:
ma is nut on earth ; she is In Heaven. • Ltist a '
night she appeared to .l "me 'ln it dream 'IMO`
told; nie ihe'reason want to as
cetic) higher 'and-higher. Coine My friend—
! helif me ; let us both blow aS hard as we;cap
oti the balloon. As we aro beneath, ,our .
brkth.must'helpit to ( rise. - Blow ! Blew r .
Dir.jßrown, miived by terror, tried•to obey.
diies not stir ! mount on my
shutpriers.andpoSii the balloon-!', And with-
Out 'Pconsulting him ' any farther the' giant
caught him up as , if . he had !idea feather—
and !held him ahove his head, saying., Now
push the balloon t' Thd unhiehy yietini tried
tb 4eV, but blood blinded his eyes. There
: was n horrible bur:zing in his, ears; and lights
flashpdbefi ire hi in', Fur a toeinent he thought
of throwing himself over hi Order to end his
torments. - •
• it does not go !' lhouted the mad.
maul - 'At that moment the trembling land
Of Mr. Brown touched accidentally the cord
of the safety valie. 'lle made it"play,- the
efillapsing orb.began to descend - rapidly.—
Thr u u g b 'ditrted .down w ard; and
the et:irth - lvappeared.. , •
4VI r said AnnesleY, instead tor pushing
the balloon as I told you,:you draw it down.
'ward. Push upward! push, I say.'
YOU •see pushing ns hard as
l',;To; for hero is the earth
it is only that the clouds are rising tow
ard cte: upper regions.' • • "
T ell, let as d the sant& ,- .Let us thiow
ill our . -
We have no more,' • Gelald Anne,ley
Ur. Brown gently in the bottom of the
no more halliht, you sayT lie
tvzkeil looking at him.
11. or inneh do you weigh r This .ques
tion fell-upon . poor Mr. Brown like ;L 'stopping
• Iciw ranch du you weigh ?' repented his
comp:1111(.91 in,a !ruder tone.
4hl very little—nothing Halt eould make
the . f;42.lltest difference—a mere trifle:'
4 A - mere trifle. Well, even that will make
worqdifferenee.i The imminence of the peril
gavei ou - pre-ence of mind.
friend`, said he, '.your child is not
dead! I saw her
. last week near - Belfast.—
She , .ts with a tinnily wh4,love her and
treatper as . her:own. In a.very shorc time,
if HI will 'a/10 , 4. ns - lotie. , centl, you Will meet
her.'i The ntadtnan 'looked at him with
dotihtftd gaze.
Prown, a gerly • itnxi, , us .
.rrt tit% itnpressitin he had m rde, •.yl , ll
y,)ur ;darling little Eitstna running to
with out stretched arms,' and htr
len curls haviii in the wind'—
lie! Emina's hair •Wa-: at. blauk as
.lei never szA. her ! 116 w tintell do
will r
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fair go!
1"t! •
- a mere rotliMg—a>tth• a very few
G4ralti Amesler soizi4l :I\tri Brown with
6,thfitands and heid ,•
,uslit:.ndecl over the
side ' ; .(1 - the ear. In bnothei• monn•nt he
wotifil have clriipp . ed him into the abvssof
Agmesley.: exclaimed the your man, 'you
wane: to tnount higher 7' •
.'l!'idr only wi,h is t(, lightvn the 1);t1-
lot m te
`Then how intitth do voa vi,eigh yourself?'
`llw6 hithdred pounds.' ' - . I -
' Vcell, if you. were to throw yoltrself over
thefialloonjighlened t*such . a great N'reight,
wouliJ dart upward with incoheetvable rapid-
Tile madman retiPeted for a moment.
: t you are right!' 4le laid
Mr. t3rown in . .he bottom of the ear, and !,taf
ed'lvJlldly around. • .
Sly . -Malc . erl!' he ;.aid, I gt: to meet Thee!
I go to embratte my child, my Emma V I
thrlAving himself over he
The balloon and its owner reached the
rarili in safety ; the latter. however, lay fin.
many weeks raving in brain fever. When
,vered, he gave orders to have his per.
ilousiilavtliing sold at any sacrifice, and soon
afterwards provide I himself With an excel
lent 4aretaket• its . the shape of it pretty young
wife, lender whoe tutelajv " tte ,nyty.ther,"—
as his Irish valet rtriarks, 4 is growinga dale
more, liandy..iv this was Mr.
Bri/ViVri .148 t asoent, to the clouds.
ThO Auxerican.N4tioirig coincil in'lBs6
LO,, Nov; 28.—The following proc
•)amation to the American Order of the United
Stat , has. just !leen issued :
' OFFICE „ Covington, Nov. 28=—At
Meeting of the National Council, held in June,
18551,,the• folloWing resolution' Was adopted :
ROOlyed, That the Coniention t i he par
pose bf nominating eandidares 'for the:Pres' ,
dency and Vice-Presidency.. shall be held in
the city 'of Philadelphia, on . the 22d day of
Febritary, 1856. to be compoSed of delegateS
elcct4d by the subordinate councils, One from
each [Congressional district, 'and two 'from
each tate, Conned. • • • . ' -
.In,,honequ'ence, of 'this resoldtion, it is here:
by p:!aclaisoed that le councils of each Con
gressional liistritit, in each State shall elect
delegates and - altei. two alternates
for etich Congressional audState Delegate.
• • • - Signed : E. B. BARTLETT,
Sident of the National Connell. •
Another proclamation to the same elder
givenotice to, the State CoUndlis and &tie
gal es;ito the National . Councii l that: there will
be a special meeting of saicl_Cnutteils, at Phil
: id e 'l i ttia, on -Monday, the 18th of February
fdr the tranwthni of such business as may be
befOre it.
It--malickins - Benedict
,perpc.trates the
foilc►x in
Tb best bar we know of is a
pret:twi&..: No' intelligent thonttito would
'atte . ,pt hots into the nuttileg grater face
of a nnt, wheti stilt cheeks and rosy lips were
, -
rtr , A gealus bat invented a spy=glass
wonderful yoWgr. He Flays he looked thro'
014;1'o:4'4'1 i &Adak, biiiught him relax
tively nearer than any Of her brothels:
I. .. , • .
trot' fistellplencer' . t ,
.--T6ror lq , ile:Sr4 - par?3# ll dedenot Ictip oto fir.
1 ' , - 3: • ... I st
whole circle of readerswm-have 'iadaya gone
by read in the 'these columns thehttensely
interestiiig papers entitled "The - Ctiatis! -Rec
ollections lit-.Washingtori,',' emanatlng period
;Wally from the • pon4hia'-distinguished.:rekt
tive; G. W:. P. Coatis, but will bail Withide
light the following essarfrom thettanie. veil:.
enable hand, minutely fgibing (the traits
and personal attributes Of the f`'Farier of his
Conntry:" -
i. ;
'll'ortriiitiateof . IRl.4lillgton.. ..,
Being ion Alipend4e - to ;the C i stitii . &Tolle&
lioni and PritYate,ileznories, l Ste.
It is assuredly bath desirable and • proper
that there should berg 'to thelAmeriese
people anti.„deseend to their pcsteritya faith-1
ful Portraiture of their - Wawa:soros, •They
have in their own count 4- all the; naterials
requisite :Cud necessarylor suelta work ;.nor
need they to git abroad,' to ensure. its, most
h a ppy ex ec uti on ; th e y . haying artiat ie. genius
and skill of the highest Order at hOme., .
The earliest original.of the Patei' Patrice
is the portrait of col. Washingtoapaititcd by.
Charles' Nyibion Peale in. 1772, and pow - in
fine preservation at Arlington House. This
Splendid mid'inost interesting pictOre fernted
the principal ornament of. the_ 'parlor at
Mount'Vernon for twenty-seven years, and
for the truth of its resemblaneito the Wash- .
ington of colonial times, Dr
,Jatnee Craik
was frequently • applied to, . who -pronounced'
it to ben filitlifel likeness .of [the- riayincial
.in the prime oflife. !The I venerable
Jirtnes Cralk, it - is well Itnowri i , wa g the asso
ciate and hosoin trierai of Ole. Chief from
1754 , to the last days at; MOtiet VCriton.
• Nixt in the order of sticee4ion We have a
( fi ll! length of the Corcuriamteriin-Chief, paint
ed by Peale in :1779,.aiirinztbe Atevolntion.
( This Peale may be very properly stylad 'the
soldier artist; for in spring time (be weuld,
.lay aside hispalette, and commanding aeota:
pany, fight , a . campaign, and an. - - g,tfirig into
winter quarters take. up his palettettgain, and,
paitit the portraits of the great ti-en of The •
army of Independence. „The soldier. artist
gave a inost'graphicantrainusing account of
his painting the portrait Of General, Green, at,
Valley - Forge,- Ile' Said 1.• " The( 'wretched
.hut that . finlried my studio had' but two arti-,
des. of. furnittire, ah old bedstead and a three
legged chair. ' The General . being ft heavy'
'man, I placed him upon ' t-he-bedstOtd, while
I steadied myself as well as 1 could: upon-the.
rickety chair ; it weS- awfully cold, and I
had every feW Clements to thrust 'My., hands
, into the - fire to enable me to hold my pencil:"
I in Stich a ,
studio and with such applianee.s,
I was ,
painted the only reliable likeness' that
kwe have of the illustrious soldierl, who:was
the here of the SOntb',.and secondly oulji to
I him, who was fi rst of all. . ,
I Peale delighted. to relate ineid4s that oc
-1 curred_during his intent ` ‘irse a.tvatious times
I with Waldlingtii, particularly the (display of
1 the vast Physical powers of the Chief in 1772.
lie said.: "One afternoon several Yout , gen
ts tletnen, -visitors at Mount Vernon,) and My
self were engaged in pitching the liar, one of
the athletic sports common in: kh ose - - d a y s ,
v: hen suddenly the, Colopel appear l ed -atCeng .
He requested' to be shown 04 pegs that
1 us.•
I marked the bontids-of our efforts ; (Ahem, smi
lin", and without puttingoff his coat, held out
1 " 1
ins Itand.foi the missile. No, sooner " Oh
l-Nen ed the narrator, 7A-ith-emphasis, '• did the
heavy iron bar feel the grasp of his Mighty
I h an d,: than it lost thaepower of gravitation,
I and whizzed through the air,. striking the
Igniund tor, very- fabeyond our uttuostlim-
its. e were nide , d- amazed as l we stood
rt ,
!Around all ; stripped eff to the heft; (with. shirt
i sleves•rolled.up, and .litving thiMglit our
[selves very clever fellows, while the Colonel,
on retiring, pleasantly obseiVed, ' i i .Viten you
beat my OKI), young gentlemen,. 1 !'11 - try a
gain:"' - - ~ - J
In 1790 appeared the equestrian - portrait of
the chief by Col. Trumbull. In the execution
of this fine work of art the painter had stand
ings as well as sittings—the . white chlrger,
fully caparisoned, having been led out and
held:by a groom, while the .Chief Was plimed
by-the artist by the side of the horse, the
right arm resting on the saddle. hi this.nov
el mode the -relativepoSitions of the man and.
horse were sketched Out and afterwards trans
ferred to the canvass. There is a Copy,
of life, of the equestrain portrait by Trum
boll in the City Hall of New Yor):. . The
figure of Washington, as delineated by Col.,
Trumbull, is- the most perfect extant. •
In 1789 the first,President lost his teel.ll,
-and, the, artificial ones with which bewasfur
nished answering very imperfectly the pur
( pose for which they wereinkended,( a marked
change oceured in the appearanee Of his lace
I more eSpetially in the projection of the under
lip which forms so distinguishing al feature in
i the works of Stuart-and others who painted
(portrait's .of the great man sulequent to
1789. _ . '
We nowcome to a brilliant era in the his
tory of thefine arts in. the United,States in
the. return Pf.. Gilbert 'Stuart to his native
land from ti long lbjourn in- Europe, where
his great fame asi portrait painter Obtained
for him tie titre of the rfinderri Vandy,ke.-:--
The.distinguishoi excellence of Stuart consist
ed in. his giving an expression (if character to
his portraits, a lin:yelty in the Uniled-States
more than .a halAtt century ago. Stuart's
object and ainhitiod on returning t 4 America -
were to paint thegricatMati of his conntry: lie
gave to this work 111-I his genius, all his skill,
and feelings of his heart. jThe first
portrait of, Washington - by Stin;rt Icreated - a 1
great sensation on its appearance in; Philadel
phia. It was won followed; by the. -celehra
led full length foeihe Marqisof.Lan4downe.
In. this splendid pie tuts j failed in.
- the figure of the CEtief,'unaPproaehitble as he
*a..; in painting the head. The liieat artist
had. never Made the fitirr,an fignie hie peculiar
study or practice.: pence, far the correct
ure of Washington lee must-refer, lin • all ea-
'seg; to*the works of tiunibulL • It ; was our
good:fortune to:see much of .Gilbert Stuart
In his studios of Philadelphia . and iNVis'hing- .
ton" city, and to 6it il him say; ," I dO net, pre-:„'
tend!ba have piiiiited,'Washingtiin aStheeren:
eral of the armies of independence,; kpew
him . not -- as inch;" I have painted' the: first
President: of the Vatted Stater." - ' And again
upon being asiced;: - " Whotn *did Wa hington
must, i'esentAiler,' e replied. ." No one but
himself," Stua 'complained bitterly of his
painting for the Marquis of Lansd4ne
ing'tmen pirated. by Heath, the engraver of
. his Britannic Majesty. He alto`* . ed us a cop-
Per prate pre to England for j the 'ecla
t brined Biuti_first 'ensnarer Itii, Europe,
_ 4 4
. .
iehoodtlittuglt , 4etired- from the Bilirin,- had
Consented to execute a farewell engraving of
.tgarl 7s l-WaskOtitcip z ;,Tag copper-plate was
]ergs, tbickand heavy,. antrzolished like 4i
:Mirror,. while Stuart, laying rts: hand .upon
the plate,:obserted with Muctifielifig,,`Thii
.r. prbetsi my, yOulig fri g eiid;Pf :Halal Copper,plate
itigrad-•by*Sharpe swere,,ltll - iiiii.foetniie - I
nspected to leav - e - te 'my,fainily.'": 'Ffetith
made a hohleifiktune-from his Aagraving - ofi
the Woritof•Stuart, - -wbieh engraving - is asap-
Ob . gpc,o*.rri.e*bil the art: . 4 , ~..-. .._. ...-., -
i :Washington Was a. hat& sitter.;.- It annoyed ,
bins isxceedinglY_ to sit at all; :aid, after , e,v
ry sitting, he was wont to declare this .must
I;:ethe last; Steuart,: once finding the Chtefl
very. dull, betliqught a k -- na il; self to- mtrOdtiest the:
subject Ofhorses. This ronstsrup the
„and the artist; Obtained ' the 'lle.sited.-expres
sion. ;,„ • i . .
. ' , 'Thi3 rii, 4-t, Originallpnifite iii. t erayolis) wi..4 . 1
by, 1796; and IS now .at Arlington 1
Iloase.,! Sp much was this performance
,ad -.1
'Mired tiirlhe exquisite likeness - lend uncom-
frionlrithfulne,isof expression that the - Chiet
prderediportraita by - the - same artist of every
rnetribet of his', domestic finally,. including
George W. -Lafayette. - Of the first -Presi
dent there was also a portrait bk Rembrandt
Peale, spn of the soldier-artist, painted froM
4itti N gs Idinine die • Prsidency. It 'elicited'
*Much - Commendation frc.m. IleVelatiOnerY
Worthiei, and'adOrns, the halls of the'Uni .tf'
States Senate., i-, . .
1 .. We hnve is enumerated all th reliable .
originaW of the. ater Patrite fj,siiilt72-and i
'1796, with remarks iipon each-. '" Theseiovitli 1
the -statati: of lifoitdon.--e;B6,,oastittite', itt,.
nur'hetrtble ortaion„all the resetubianee.S. in
oath tin g , and sealtureof the - o beloved..Wasii-1
iegtOwthat will 'descend venerated and ad-
mired -t.0.--Postkrity..' . Gracci's bust :of the
.:Vhiefia. litiluot; .his bust-of Hamiltong.
iiille'ent. ! ... •; . -.-
. 'I. Of the painting„saidta be =original, by
Wertinnikr,-and executed about 179 P; we
literally;know nothing ; yet, - in,1795,we were
Clot absent fesnii•the Presidential s i,Wiansion in
Philadelphia a ;single,- day.' - Again, ti'...ough'
4 - how'uiflueuo. was the sitting obtain 4d 'for
a picture said la be for a S.Wedish nob! pan.?
ft is ninPrions-that it was only by hard beg
ging that Mr.-Binghinn obtained the sitting.'
• for the Marquis OP, Lansdowne'4 pictiire.—
And, again; we, know little Pr noilinir ofSwi..i
den in the olden days, while We had and still
preser,re a rno.4 honored recollection of Pen-
mark in 1 the -memory of a gallant iDane, Col.
lfebiger,ill distinguished officer 'of our Reve- . 1
lilt ionary, army. .A nd, lastly, it the W e rt-
Mid ler-wa-s painted about 1795, where is the . ,
• distinguiShing feature in the - physiegnoiny of
the Chief at, that period, the, projeetion of the
under lip? i - .
.. . .- ; •
: • In giving ii graphic description of the stet-
Oe and form•Of Washington, we give not Ott
ly the result of our personal obseryation and'
eitperienee of Mauy years, but information
derived from the higfiest authority l ---a favor-.
ite nephew.. i - '
.- 1,
'.-• uncle'
t' MajorlLawrence 'Lewis asked- , 11 IS
What was his height in the prima 'of life 7
I-le replied, "In my 'best days, Lawrence; I
•stood ,six feet.l. and two - inches in ordinary
;hues" !
l We know that he measanid by. a standard
preciselysix fiat when laid Out in death.—
Of his, weight iwe lire an evidence, having .
,heard hint say to Crawford, Governor of . Ca- I
ada, in 1709, 4 ` My weight in my &sq .- days, i
sir i never'oxeceded from two hundred and ten
to twenif." . his form was unique, -unlike I
Most 'athletic! frames .that expand- at the
shoulders' andlthen gather in at the hip. S.- - --•
The fern of Washington deviatedlfrom the
general rule, since it. descended from the
shoulders to the hips in perpendicular lines,
the breath of.the trunk. being nearly as great'',
at the one as the other. Ilis liinba were I
long,large and,.sinewy ; in his loWei limbs I
hewas' what islusutilly i called straight-linibed. '
Ilis joints, feet. and : hands Were large, end ,
c(;Old a cast have been made from !his right •
hand, so !far did its diniensions 'exceed na
ture's mOdel that it would have been preserv
-ed in museums for. ages as. the anatomical
wonder Of tliecentury. ~„1,811 ,Lafayette re
Membered this i remarliab'e - hand, when, du
.riiin his triumph ,in America, he *Said *to us
in- the practice :at Mount Vernon; " It ‘yas
1 here in 1781, tWas :first introdueed_to • you
by the gciodGtmeral ; it . is A kat while ago ;
you- were den is very little gentleman, rig
.ged out in a' clip and leather, and held l?sr
one:finger pf l tne General's Mighty haild. It
Was all - ,y0.1 . could dp :at dit tittle, ,my : dear
sir." • . 1.
:The. eyes of the Chief were of a light gray-':
-- - i
ish blue, deep 'sunken in their sockets, giving
the eipression_ of gravity and thought. Stu
art painted thosse eyes Of a deeper blue; say
ing that in a hundred years they'. *ill have
failed .td.the yight.color. - UN - hair was of al
haiel broitn,. and very thin in his latter days.
lii his tacivenicnts he preserved, in ;a remark
able defrr'ee and to advantage, the elastic step
th4t he lied acquired 'in his services cal.he
frPiitier, 1 . •
. , .
• Being Ordered one morning very early in
to,the library :it. Mount Vernon, a spot that
ittineetite;i'ed withcint orders, the weather be
,Wartn, we": found the Cl'ef,very much
undressed, and while lOokine• on his manly
frame; we discovered' that - the r ' centre of his
breast was
,indented. - This is an exception
to the generaf_ rule laid -down *by anatomists,
thht yrheik tbe ;human frame possesses great:
muscular ppwer the 'chest should rather be
rounded out Mid protuberant than indented.
We were equally,surprised to find how thin
ha was in persOtr,- being; With the abseneeof
flesh, literally a man of 4 . thews and sinews.'
I-I e wore around Insneeklithe miniature por- 1
trait of al's Willi,: . This he had worn . through ,
all the vicissitudes of his eventful , 'career,— I
from tlie• - period of his .marriage to' the..' last
days at Mount ;Vernon.'.
'.lin . the I iippOtance of Washington .illeie i
was nothing ofihulkine4, htit there was unit- 1
0 e ll - tha'Fwas4ignified and graceful '
his, air and Manner were at once noble and
crimmat4ng.: ,Nei tine appronclicil hini,that
did sot. feel :furl - hien; ' as' Lord
,Erskine,, Ph
sarred a , - dei.ieb ; Of awful reverenee." -He
wtiroa sword-with ilectillar grace.' The l'i.-
cflmte - ile!Neuilles said it 'was because the_
r oan was mad:e. for the :. sword, 'and not the
etti'ordoti . the Arian.'. . : - • : • . '
Lafit 'et.te,: mit tong after the %;otr of the
Itevolittieni..Wriateti - rettur to Col. Trturtholl,
. .
h t- " . itit -- n - 4 4: — •' --
utging -On to-,pa
appeared iiii„The field - of
Monmouth. '-frhe'. illustriouss:. teen:Oman,
apuerineu great bentateptU.;.'aititto eust: '' f
was a,Veryy-yoling ' Majni.' - General-. on_ that;
memorable day, and had a great &AI 'ts+ do,
{FRAZIER & SMITH, Pl.ll3liltl 7 iEtts---yoL. 1. .
- 4 - j§
but took'time, amid the beat and fury of he
fight, to gaze upon'and admire Washingtnn,
as, I.lo.unt,ed on a splendid' charger covered
With foam, he' rallied our hue :with .words
never to be forgotten. 'Stand fast, my boys,
and receite - your enemy ; thelouttem troops
arcleivariamg , to sepport you theught
tben, aaj_dp,.f"4„ . .t!ontiaucd the goat} .stay.
thaC never have_ I Sean so, auperit a
Our rentfilis' may ask, Shall-the 'tentfeni
portvaititre , *be - equestrian?Ve rep!)", to
the portrait.ofono so accomplished a cavalier .
its Wa s hington was, the.white. charges, with
the leopard site housingsa t re., wonikbaan.
orebellishthent, the Chief to be distriounted
wit_ It__ rest ing 'o t he
inurUta Of Trumbull -
• But Wilother oattestrian or not. the Amer
immashve the materials.for the atanclard;be
fore theta i n , the head from Stuart, with some
:slight modifications from the original of 17W.,
and - the figure from Trumbull entire. '• They
Intie only. to chooin'theirartiat, and let -the
be done. _
(F)lftp Apite&res Geins &British Art.) ,
I began life by rpfining away from tiome..
Boileau vit are-told -w,as , ,driven into 'his ea
, I
reer'by the hand of..Efe., ,and the e_ peek of a
furkey..,' i Attila was started inlira with no!1
other cause_ or capital than an ol d sword,
which he w as adroit enough to, palm o ff foci
the ()N ineweapon orMars ; and Robespierre
•owed his political career to Wetting his stoek-.
.ings. He took refuge in a club - during. the
'Rita; for . #e-piirposepf .4y - it% - tbe„ ' stockings
aforesaid,' and there -:bear:d ::"the 'Words that
burn- i .''. whi(i) fired. his *Tl,.`iin4.J'etir" mined.
his' eon riein life:, .My.l up n ing . away.; from
hone arose from a minoripot;tit . t4tion; caus
ed by carrying a, pretty girt over, - .4:brook. • ! '
-'.l' Donald 'Lean and myself were gnc,e,:frierulS,
at fourteen'Yearsof•age,and,weboth regarded
with a little more than friendship pretty Hel
en _Graltarii,.' uur eldest girl' at. Wjool,.,_We
'romped aud . tlaneed together, and this lastqd
for .sucha length - of time, that it is' With .. a
.reeling otbewildertnent that - I 'look -back on
the mystery of taco lovers continuing frienda.
I But a time came, as conic. it Must; when:kal
i ousy lit her sparks inmy conic.
bosoin, and
blew it to a consuming- flame.'
• Wall do I remember how and ,when tht
' greeneyed' perpetrated thisineendierfdeLA.-
It was.ona cook October evenin.g,when.'Helen;
Donald, and myself were. returning : with our
parents, from a visit . .te.a neighboring hamlet.
As We approaehea a ford .whef.e . the water
ran ankle-deep; we prepared to - carry Helen
across, as we were acegstum etl . .to' do. - With ,
bands iuterive.7en 'eliaißtlt.sltion,' we_toolt nue-.
,passenger thiough the brook: • Just
as we were in : the middle of the water{ which
was cold - crough. at the time -to have --
anything like feeling out of a:boy lesshardy
than myself,- a faint pang ofjcalousy,:oipped
my heart. Why it was I knew .not, for we
..lte'd carried 11-elel 6tty times across the brook .
'ere now, without an emotion ; hut this even,-
ing - 1- thought, or rether fincied-, that Helen
gave Donald an undue preference by. casting
her pretty arm Around - -Hs neck, --while .she
steadied ilerself on m!) `side by Simply hold
ing the 'scuff' of my jacket.
No - game can built se quieklA'on so little
fuel, ss jealoilsy. Beibre we had reached -the
apposite bank, I was. wishing -D,anald at the
bottom 'o' the sea." Being !laterally impet.
I.itous; I burst out with--. ' - ":- , '
'Ye need 'la haud-.sio gingerly, lieler,.sa
it y e feared. a -fit.' I can :aye carry ye. lighter .
than Donald wad the half of r
,ye , _
.. :
Surprised at the vehemence of my' tolie,enr
queen interposed-with-an adinission that we
were both strong, and that she had noidea of
.sparing my powers. Tut Donald's . ire was ,
.and he Utterly : denied that .1 Was at
ail qualified tocompete with him in and feats
of carriage. On • such. a - topic all boys : are
naturally-emulous, and by the time we reach
ed the-opposite'-bank,, it t l / 2 - - as settled that •i t
should be determined by onr'singly,hearing : ,:
Helen again across the fort, in our arms. _.'.
.Pelen Was to detertitioe .who had carried
her the easiest, and I'settled with myself pri-
. 1
vately in adVance,,that the one whO Obtained
-the preference would . really be' the . -person i
who stood 10est in.ber . afeetion4l. The re=
flection; ;resoli:6 .to exert
every ellbrt, and I Verify believe to this day,
that I could- have carried -Donald and" Helen
on either arm like feathers. But [anticipate.
I. We suffered the rest 'of the party- to . - - pass
qUietly Meng ; and then returned to ford.
I lifted Helen with the utmost ease; and ear
rigid' like-- - an infant - to the - rniddle -of the
stream. Sealousy had also. inspired tawOm
er love, and it Was with, feelings-unknown
before,'that I ac her .beautiful form,
and felt the pressure.. of her cheek, against
Mine. Alf went Swininiingly,:rather wading ,
ly for a . minute. Butthen,-a.las! -in the_
deepest part of the ford , -1 trod on a treach
erous bit of wood,-Which rested,l suppose-on
'a smooth stone. - Over .1 rolled, bearing Het
en with me, nor did *a_ rise. until fairly - - soak
• .ed from head 'to font. I , ' --. •
i...-• 7 .l.need pot describe the. taunts of Donald,
or more accusing silence of Helen: . Both .
belieVed I had fallen from mere weakness,
and tray rival illustrated Ms superior ability,
by„bearing her in his arnis fbr a long 4istithee
on ..tutrltomeward path. - 'As. we approached
• the. house,:Helen,feeling' :drier --and - : better
htitpored; attempted to.-Iconciliatellie... _Bat
I preserved a moody - silence-1: vial' triorti:
fled beyond redress.' - , •-, , :
. That night I packed op . a feti • thing 4- and •
ran away. -...._ My boyish mind, -sensitive and
1 irritated, exaggerated the'vexation it had re..
ceived, attif-protripted niete . a eoursciSliich
fortuhtery, -led. to better results thitn,u.snally - '
attend such irre aularities, . -I went ' tol....Edin
bergh,-3yherc l a fottnd a' inaternal.-titiele---a'
kind heirted; abildlesS tutu—who gladly gave
Mo a place in-his linme,.iinj.timploYed Me in'
his business. Wealth flowed its upon hirii.- ,
. 1 hemme,his partner-- - - . .weniabread-;-residad.
for . years'en the Continent, and finally retUrn
eil to Seetlanii; rieli,:. edueutedr 7 .in stiort-v, ,
- ery thing but married:'
One evening:Whilent a ball. in .6i l lasgolar,,t
WM struck lig tt : ,younit ladkof 'quite onpre7 - 1
•terling appoPmee ;., : but':whizete , remarkable;
Beauty and Aigh4tred.eicpr,ession,-;„ind4
a mind Of Mire thatiordinary pisver,,
,: r,iias
IniiiidticeA, but the:Scottish' names ',had long.
been unfaniiiiarlci my 'ear, And 1 - eoulcl.ltot:-
eatehliers. -- It was- .11e1Cn pomething e -!.- and:_
there was semethinip:iti:-.69 : fiteeil:,!.9o winch
seemed itmiliar-rsoMethleg suggestive.
niixed..pleasure and. pain 1; • :,,... -,-,
--- But'we berme Well ' .. tt !raid' thaCeiiett..
ing. : I leartNed Wlthont•di ' lty. heihT*Wiy.
. .
. .
She wits frem the country, bad bee Wei:loZ.
%tented, her parents bad, lostAlutirproPetft
and she wasnow governess in a, fatarti
the city. • • - •
. I was facinated-with her. conveisatiodi.and..
continually remipded. , by _the: .graCe.aid.frit- .
fincment of her trumpery that , Ole was
moving; with. distinguished sttecitgaltt afar
'higher sphere than that which for tune see mee
to-have - allpttel her. I "attt: naturally Pei*.
'talkative nor prone to. 'confidence r hiit'therk
was that ip this young.lady whichAispirei
both, *Mk 1 - Aohvetiecl with her 'had e v• - 4‘ •
er coiivirscd with any. 14r-questions of
Oie various' countries pith Whick f - Was
iar,- indicated a remarkable knowledge of lit:
eraturc, mid an incredible store Of blEprmit.
pragrasted in intimacy, and as OW
ecTvcVatiou‘turued:on the catlSCs,which
due - ed
,o many to leave' theiri native 4;41
laughigly remarked _ that I . OweCiny
travelsto falling with a pretty girl'hi stet
I had - seareely, uttet•ect - the. worde ihe
• blond nunnited to her face, ind. *ma sit -
ed by quits as remarkable a palteneiC'z.l -st- -,
tributed this , to the heat-of the room-.-tlaugh- i'•
ed—and at her request proceeded;to give the
details of my , ford . ad venture,,44ll,
Graham—which I did, . painting. - ht glovin-- --
- colors the beauty and amiability of my ibuttg •
love,. •.,. - ' -
' c Her. mirth during the recital bacturbs , al. -
otost irrepressible. A At its , conchtsiin ab 0...„
remarked : - -
~ • - -
s Mr. Roberts—is it possible that-:yin,
have tbrgotten me?' - ' : -,----• , ; .
,_(gaged an inst,ant—rinernberednd wee
dumbfounded. 'The lady 'with. villein 1, inul
h i l l eso intimate, was lief en likeiliipil - '
:elf! - - -; ' :,- -"?' -
1 t o-'acrd so do ',you, reader-1 - 4w need,
leiely `prolong, a - , story. -We `were=: soon
parri . • Helen awl I made our bridal,tour
to-' t '. auld place: .As Me - - '
Our airriage, I greeteitu>"stont, fidlOw worA.
I 'lag in -afield, wito seemed'to- be a bitter sort -•
of latwer, or perhaps , a email farther y I in ;
quiring some trifling particular-relattng, to
the nel,gl2lorliocd. Ile answered PremPtr.Y.
enough, and I; liras; about to give Ilm a six
pence, when Helen, stayed,my hand, /lig , cried
lin -,
the old style': -.
,-- -•.-•
~ • - 2 ;
'Hey, Donald iro n, keu ye'r ola
freu'a?' ' .- - • - --•- :. ~, . -
Thc mm lected• --6 1 3 inn AstATlOntvrit% At -
was Donald Lean. -His amazement i at - pur
appearanw, was heightened by our I ityle ;
and it was with the greatest difficulivtbist -
wo could induce ;hii fto enter our. Carriage,
and Answer our uuriterous queries relative to
old fiiends.,: , , ,
Different men "start; life ' in: differentoways.
I believe. how - c,ye4 thit,minttisi dig ,gply,„ilt.,-
st: uree on record of a gentlelnin who owes,
wolth and happiness to rolling over with a
praty girl in a streata•of:vrater.- . -
it• ge,.-1;.,.•
. .
theckerai was born in India (CalcUtts) in
the year IBll,and cOnsequently,will now be
just forty-four,. 'years, of age. His fitther held
a high Roqition a. the East .11itifaXothpan .
which 'gained tothii son .the eatreit - of tits haat
society, and" enabled him to afford 'Onr;author
t most liberal allocation, _for Which .tßrpese
he was sent to I ,Eugland4. and biS,Actiooling
days, with - the system of fagging:and Nair'
ing so common in our large public tichools . ,
gave him it plot fOr one of his first essais---"-
viz : 4 Dr. Birch and his Young Frlends' In "
this4be big boys and the master all envie in .
for a share 'of his. revenge ;. and the general
fling he has at schooli, in the; opening of his
-t Vanity Fair,' serves _ to-prose ,that his early
d4ys 3 - vere sOject, to .a miserable if_ "zukt t..y•
. restraint.. - 4 7 -, :r '.',,, . ' . ,
Ue conipleted a , full course, at CanibriV,gc,
his cia . mpanious being R. MOnektOn Atilnet.
' the_biogragher of Keats, and neleatilifik. ;
KingLake,the author of Eothen . 1 andV;tr
bnrK,n, the renowned tfuthor"oe-lTbti Ores;
_cent arid the Cross,' whose loss in the etettift .
ship 'Amazon thiew such a gloom
_ L i?* lit4r
ary rcles, that, in ands-ion to it,,Thaekeray
is said to have remarked,', It would- hirl , a been
better had he never jived, for once poistmed,
the ;pen could hardly spare him.' . az , ._ ,
On the death of his father, Thacitc`ray,,,fOtind
himself in the possession of a large_ annual
income ; and began lif e according Whiiti*4l.
whirris, enjoying the !rivilege of a residence
in the temple, and in ering hintself,aa astn,
i dent of jurispru de* "He
,hid. previoutiy,
been on a continental' tour, of *bleb he' ices.
a full, account in his ' Kieklehgralt .4',ilic
Rhine, where as Mr. Tittnarsh,' we lisit .
caricature of thezulhor himself. - ~. ~ . ''..,-
- , Ills mother,' a woman of great,. taluit, ant.
iabilit,y Raul tenderness, (and whosieliirgeter
is so beautifully portrayed as the icioihet Of
Arthfir Pendennis.) married again; 'a.itt lite •
son, at the age oftwenty-threo, found himseft *
positively poor, having i' fooled away 4 -6vcry
sixpence of his father's inheritance. -, . ,
Thackeray knew, as'We all know, that,ttli,
talent for- sketching
_mks of 'fare deacir tiCh,
ant he therefore veto* .himself- to „aria
- hut a short time Xgfficed.-to prOc:thae: u ch , a
i f
file produced but' iiiicispichiniii;* ,Afts step
father having est;blished thet;ConAijutiotud
in London, the artist, became- it.s cornsponent,,
and thus, like Dickens; he. 'May, 'tie sag. to
-have , commenced hit
.literary career a
jouenalist. -
It was .in Pails- tlutt Thackeray: uietchLi
present wife; an.lrish lady: '-Here he, wrote
his ' Yellow.Plitsli ' Pa_pers,".„afterwards_ pub;
lishea as `Jeninciit:Diary,' in las char
acteristie tendency is clearly hiajotitt. -:*=.;.,;
'. The Constitutional being to*ueeeeffer;'-he
retitilied to England, - and struggled luird,,t6 -
gillik iji kiiilia l i ' ile s'..ri),,.t.s. foiYriit,eesSlaz.,
aiink, and w 4 tin the_ lufles:#4,4!it a tr a
'eonsidelable perica, inistortupc Awl! hien,
iz:severely: -.. is wire beanie iniand i 'andsfae, !
erty once rnOre Crept in, upon 'bitty= be; Masi -
troubles,wereonly to lastior -z. sisart, ti me :
lie wrote the i GrPat , HattlPirtY;4o.ilanbittli'
4 The Snob , Papera„.•'- , QUI! street ; , ,, t l24t,
Jeurneytrorn Cornhill to °tire, itflitiChilie
ridiculed' the spirit foilidveitisint ibtit''haa,
gone so fin. as; th piatiarl= PointieyV Pillar
with an anuouivrent-of the 111- iferfultroP'.
erties of Warren s, blaeltini t j_hp tariOu f,teh
llfiolt ;" ".Raieeca . and Rowerut; 'aria, the
't li t iCkleburyi ' alluded to before, Bali ot. *lath
were .published Under the talisinno& natio of
Mame% Angelo-Titintirqh. ThaLilanliokre,
were •Written after' his _"- Vanity .Irair,lthiaill
S. of which he -offered tfl a Imihillber...:.3l i
'niagiizine, who'cleclinealt.: Thacker pull
lithed it; and Rein the day, Of its firat'ept,
'Pearence he * - occupied ..ri , . bigh'-t•ositui.
amongst livine ; authiari.."-4.'iurf-Mos4ithiit '. --