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tress, as if awakened by the song of birds, f coy, and I mutt have it. Y. meet pee
would make, could you suddenly .teli and vide me. Nay, never make up that pretty
'condense it into • hum. form. Her laugh, mouth am if you were going to seream,—ll
: taught the soul what-deep and thrilling have taken good care Mat there is nobody ,
melody lay at the heart of all things true, within hearing COlne, toy old
and beautiful. Her smile was like the don't wish to alarm you unneeesurily.
withdrawing of • curtain from • bright and Fork over the rhino, and you shall be freed
sunny picture. The voice of her song front toy presence. How much have you
'seemed Si set an invisible bell ringing iu got'!"
the air ; and her eyes echoed the deep', Caroline wag thunderstruck; but the'
splendor of the calm blue sky. • 'same natural linden which telehes the
They were, in truth, • happy family— poor simple bird to ha wise and sunning in
that brave and noble.hearted father, with leading yen away front her young, termed I
his meet wife and child; and all the peo- . the mother in this crieis. Rising with as
' ple of L—from the highest to the low- much calmness as she could manna, she
net, loved them with a deep affective, par- , said.
taking of that worship which the most en- "Your conduct, sir, is at leant nonplus-
'tutored heart instinctively paya to the pure col, and th ere is no necemity for misunder. '
and lovely. The presence of Edward Law. standing you. Being completely in your
I ton shed warmth and kindliness into every , power, I obey you Rest • moment, and
heart wherever !reappeared ; and many wee whatever money may he in the house, is'
'the misunderstanding between his neigh- yours."
; bore—which, under the advice of some in The eyes of the villain sparkled. "That's !
his profession, would have grown to deadly reasonable now," said he, " and shows that
hostility—that had been malleably made up, you area sensible woman. What an ex
; through his instrumentality. His wife was eellent wife you would have made fur Me I
;the idol of all. Men bowed low and rove- ! Bet, quick I—there is no time to lose. I
(meetly az she passed, and the tie of the nil- amanxious to avoid an alarm as you can
lase maiden grew brighter 'where .l, came, be. Hurry !"
, and the old crones zed goseips forgot their Caroline went to the door of her chum
,tea and tattle, if she entered, and seemed b.e . , where her husband's private cabinet
; suddenly young and green hearted again, , was rilmeed, and entruly shutting hermit in,
under the magic of her beautiful presence. ' took out a pair of pistols, which she knew
I But her boy, her li ttle Eduard! lk was were always kept loaded, and, earefully
indeed the ' nosure of all eyes and hearts. cocking them, she opened the door, and ,
There was not re grey - headed grandfather holding one of them firmly in molt hanff I
in the village who did not bleu hint and ! boldly presented bervelr before her visitor.
' hug him to his old heart, at least • &ten Now sir," said she, leave the home, in•
times a week ; not a dame, or a mother, old stonily, or your death is eertain, for •
or young, who did not regard him with an mother, watching over the safety of her
affection at least equal to that she enter- child, h. • hand ae Arm and sore as the
; Mined for her own offspring bad his otoutest here on the battle geld. Go—or
I sunny beanty, and his winehme and gra.- you shell And it so."
j ihl ways endeared him r the hearts of all The - I turned pd e with rem, ond,
jII the young Edo e .1 was thus the loved with a look eef mingled shame, rage, and un
and idolized of all the village, he was to his utterable hate, turned and left the room.
mother as the very breath of life—the sign Caroline ...I on the threahliold, watching
of heaven itoelf to her full nll.l happy heart. hie receding form until she could no longer
S r. strong were tiro ties wille d, Loma him to distinguish it in the moonlight, and then,
her soul, that she trembled with opprehen. closing and locking the door, and fastening
; shin, and turned pale. if ho was but an in- the windows. she fell into a choir, the wept
slant from her side. liar eyes, the said, saw with joy and gratitude for her deliver
nothing but ilarknees when he was away ance ; for the feared, and with too much
from her. The doting husbabd sometiorm reason, that had Aebby gained his point,
rallied her nen this °teasel. fondness ; and obtained the money, his demands
and mod to tell her, with is hapo t y tear was Id not hare stopped there.
trembling under each quivering that ; Next morning Lawton returned; and
- - he should soon be jealous of Iris boy, at the amidst a world of tears, and miles, and ea
things were ..
g .; and that if she resoes, and a thousand pretty interruptio.
err 1 could not make up her JJJ ill doto— but at this from little Edward, who "slept all alone
An announcement in a doily newspaper, time he was always stepped in his argument with mamma," the adventure of the night
a few weeks oinee, e f the arrival at Bar. by • lull ..f the it hilest and ...heat arms was talked over—the noble presence 'Y
more, of a family et' pooho grpsies fro. soy whore sod or Peredieo. throw. about ! mind displayed by his, wife dot, thaeked
gec—the fast , 00 wo, a of thew , his nook, mid the dewy Mulling of a meet by the proud and happy husband, and •
notorious people who had ever tiered Ame. mouth, thrilling his whole soul with the Ira. eniemn premiere made that he would .aver
b girt to my reeglection want flame of lot. and Oleo sealing it with leave her alone Resin.
events which occurred not in.) yeses back, a hies. This itreident, which had never been
in the vieirsiff of the Allegheny Mountaine, " Al; l" he . 0 4 1 reply with a mischief-- mentioned to the neighbor.. from a wink to
in which a tribe of wanderers strongl y one smile, while Iris blushing wife laid her escape their good-natured, idle rosin, was
eee b o p the gipoioo England , ,ro a face in his bosom, '• I min no Finger jealous soon forgotten. 011 the day we haveal-
conlisieume part. ,You may love half ado creatures ' ready mentioned, however, and while the
!The existence of this gang of !soles. dee. little Edward, if yen will." meceing of Me citizen, was going on at the
peredoes in the fastnesses of the ! A short time jorevitnie to the period of little inn, Mrs. Lawton, who had inug with
orb., was foe a long time stoutly denied, eves' which we We writing, an incident of a pe- ' the rest of the Wolnen. 10 an adjoining :
by the ineebitants in the immediate vicini- I ?elite cod stuffing nature occurred to Mrs. !apertmene, thought she had caught a;
ly o r their operations; b oo t a wo o. of the Lawton, to which it is necessary to allude. ethepea of Ashby, hanging about the Oct. ;
most bold and adroit robberies, minuted ! Her heebaod was •lomnt, iding court skirts of the little crowd, roughly disguised
w ith s o meek ape so d woe ., e. te bag.; in • village some few miles distant, and she as a wood •eutter, and apparently lurking
the keenest earmitiy, at length aroused the was ale. with her child, trying by one in- about in the capacity of a spy. A light
local magistrate s to do necessity of semi recent device and another to while away broke upon her; and sending immediately
more eigoroua and systematic remearehu; ! the weary time. In tiro evening, just as for her husband, she emumunicated her mu
and, aided by the Mutens of the insighbor. I she had sees the night song to her darling pinions that Ashby was the ringleader of
hood, • voluntary patrol was established, Edward, and kissed hint into rosy !dumber., the maroon which had recently born eon"
and the most thorough measures instituted , and had taken her seat by the opeo window,' emitted in the neighborhood. Lawton agreed
In dimmer the dreaded and secret foes of looking out into the bright moonlight that with her, and mid he should immediately
the general welfare. Notwithstanding, how-; amearaed upon the lawn, ohs was suddenly take measures to have the man arrested,—'
ever, all this, thefts and robberies contiou. I startled by a shadow of • man, which rap- " But where is Edward 7" he inquired.
.1 to be as frequent, and ae teed..us es I illy Weed the window and disappeared.— "In his little erib Cl home, fast Nagel,. ;
ewer. When, by some net anew* than use- , Rising in alarm, she approached the door the darling," replied the wife, and then, .1
al temerity, public attention was direct.] for the purpose of feetening it against in. ifs sudden thought had struck her, she ex-1
eo one quorum of the neighborhood, sod t h e ' truders, when it was opened, and a tall, ire. Geed God, Edward ! Sopron!
wotehfause of all w oo e enmommed m om !. good-lookiug man stood in the entrance de should have stdn our child r' and she
oroo tl.r and still more atoundio g o t rorr ory, Hm face mu eminently clear, and finely flew rather than ran—followed by her bus
woad b e ..to r t a t some dia. n t an d ow .ehimeled ; yet it. sharp, Grecian outline., band, who entered iris wiftes slumber, in,
protected point—throwing the vigilance ofl and the eurn of the lips beepoks the reek. time to tee her fall Melee. *roes the empty
tM Inhohlteuto mo t orway at you, and' adyeeturer, and the heartiess libertine, evils of little Edema!
stains all with eper e henehre so d di ono y, and Careli. Marled beak with an auelama. • • n , • • •
It was the day - alter the dwelling of one Gun of terror, as she reeepized the well- And now, madam, if you will M. to the,
of the Wealthket .1kb...0f the little village lumen fame of a young man of very eerie- exquieite rdeture at the beginning of this
-- voltenons- ufge end reputation, who bed managed by some muffler of the ..Cou llllll • " you will me,
From Purtas etrimatype
Diem. ..d dollars! dollars and dimes!
Au empty packet le the worst of cals.!
If. meet is dews, eve Imo a thrtmt—
Trample the beggar if. the dmt,
Preemptor , n seemly made appalling—
Krteek him ever ! kick him f. fallout!
Ifs ism a up, oh! hf larit lather
Year soul for sale and he ihe buyer—
Dimm end dollen! dollars and donee!
Au empty packet'. the went of crimes
I know a pew, bet n wrathy puede.
When hewn. ere bora Gan maiden's troth,
lint the maiden well brook her ‘ewe with ea
Fm • wraer ...rah .hoc elsenra an Ilse.:
A bellow brawl and ...rawly bead,
A lane well tinged wale broody red,
Rota well trained ill villanny• echoed—
Aral r •th—enceet Cosle,—he kneweth the cool
Pone. and dollar, dollsre and drawn!
Au empty pocket le the wand of cneneu
Who atm...non, 1111 the Claw.. plan
Hot pear he w, sad poor will be.
A women and hated wretch n ha
At henna he meetetl, a stamt.ip
Abroad he leaden. • lein•r• 1.1.
The, ofrog,le o fearful shill
who woll nm loor to the people. Zoe,
Dowee soA dollore! dolloro and thine,
An empty the worot of coin,
No get ye wealth, ne metier low!
No onesbone melted' . of the rola I vow—
Steal by moist, and Yield by day.
(Doong it ell in • keel we>
Joie the Church and never Week* her.
~.leern to cent and moult your Maker;
Ile hos...mile. Wm heave and fool.
But ben% be peer !—oponen.ber ibe rule:
Dienes and dollars! dollar...nal donee!
An empty peekee Ilse won. of comes!
The barber shaves balk ,kohrtherl blade.
The merchant aka.ee in trwl...kr trade.
The broker elk u•.• Ink th.. ht. per rem .
The lendlued ahave• 1,1 rta oi JJ 'rut.
The draw Mayes IH patient pal,
'Doe pewter that,. hr peak., lolls.
'rh• farmer shaves ar bey mud we.
The beaker Okra. en In. own notes.
The ha. yer •Ihker• heal Ire min and fee
The paler rimer. xliere . er
The elfiee herder aka,. Om aroma.
The par...LA.l , es rn men's • rh uhon.
The wily eharchtnun *bares hos breaker.
The people ull shave one eoraher.
,crlY.Y,',:::rllll P. np
THE STOLEN CHILD.
. L-bad been broken operidaringthe
abeam of the family at afternoon Demise,
sod robbed of seedy every thing of rain.
that meld be smelly removed, theta harried
gristles of the neighbors eon sim
sltaneoarly at the only inn the plum eon-
Week to deliberate anew upon what wee
beet to be doe. for the iirrotootion of their
property. As yet. no hrss had been take.
by the robbers; bat. frma the ankles. and
daring eaten et their sets, it would MOWN-
Iy M doubted Mei they world not Imitate
to add murder to their mimes. Amid oese
eim timpt Mere to its eommiseker ; seggsr.
em brow was clothed with the deepest aux-
Ilir ldi. m1 1 71:1=1:t e rO 1W 171!It
d the rowel terror. and !till forth:die.
ImMert Om minds of father. brother *ad
basbeed, with their pitiable immetations.
Amass them who. either by positlea,
lag meigram. or mama form °telemeter.
whha is ever sate to display itself seam
scions*, in all publie ampules, wenj
looked up to a. leading Ism In oar hereto
fore quieted peaceful rillege,ll4 weed Law
ton. • yang lawyer from Bahlmore, who
bed settled et fear years pre
vious a the period at whieh we ere serale&
wee seespionom. He was • yang nee of
`meat exemplary eheraster.ofignat skill and
bawled" le his pr
are mg liege
his m e
et interrnre with others. Ilk
wif. was one of the e immorifal and be
witching mamma upon who. Om me ever
show lihe was a mother, as the brae.'
sat Joymse arm eta little boy. some tree
whewwirieb eoestantlattemled her
he mei. like a end Mellow
of Messina miniature , en tly testilled;
yet to set her alma, ism wont. sransrl e gm-
Nom get the bright smarm et Mr a
had more Mee Jest bops. BM was seek
• Maim a. • reads* ray at spring sun,
clam, bursting through Me Wild.. et die
4 ipe .1 11 Lii li 1 tr* ii;ilit iliiiti L
. repo .
means to retain • kind of footing rupee
table assiety in Baltimore, previous to her
maniac. nod who had ones had the auda
city to malto propoods for boo head, god
avow for her no unutterable stnehmeet.
His offer was spurned with something of
&wit in her manner, for pure and gentle
Meow awry within themselves an ladle
bin tomboys., which instantly booboo its
to shriek abb.:erred from the pd..
trl Niw belatit of the !Mortise. Her aston
ish...A et his holders, ((for they noon bet
very slightly aequeinted„) land not in
wards of bitterns' snowy with Ike fair
Camila., for the whole forge of her eaten
was rowed at the keels which she felt the
of.. of segh • man must needs apply. He
kit her with $ wile—aud a oath that het
amid be renewed. Bet she now no more
of him, sad he and his threat were gradual ,
II f =d 6".. .weireg, Marne Lawton," mid
Abe an. ' lolly advancing into the room,
and bowleg low to the twilled .n 0... who,
retreated nelekly before him towards the
door of the on.. where dept her treseure.
" I see you are samewhet earprised at my
uneeremeniom visit; bet tbo memetty is
spot, sod time prima &ray be
" Mr. Ashby, what man yea, sir, by this
ammathenmely lernnise I Toe mast he
ware of y husband's abeying, or you
meld sot den the to Week mg with your
premises. Loam the home. mar, Inetantly r
•• Not Is link my petty Ageing I" re
tuned Ashby, sesdesely hUng epee the
mob. "I have wind at desperate strata,
Imlayto yew megreeketui refired of no,
b 0 .14 ay heart, and led me Mte die.
tamales. awl all meta of dovily may,
by didsh I
h avel *mow messy. toed boo
brood bko NNW goosiol, to MI brit
sho iskstiar he segglies. I ors No
Wowletti tto Sellltapot We a, Witeirastaira, Wirtletatterrt•aktviace, alto argerrsagesp;
MONTROSE PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY a 1850.
.or dear little Edward, far Nosy noon his
hurt-breken mother, and his distruted •
father, clad la his holiday elothee, and,
jmoty hat and feather, (whieh the quiet
eye of the robber bad eaught sto he bore
him away,) and serroureded by a group,
grange enough, sertainly, to an American
eye, yet a true trameript of a Nome whkb
actually existed not many years back, in a ,
isautifol ravine ht the Allegheny moon
taboo out far from the momtilleent Barque-
Mom. So well has mar artist doer his part,
sod so graphisolly embodied the came, that
our owe draeriptioto of it would he super
lams, and we hens seemdingly eat away
Myers/ pages of oar resousoript. flo
naming in delight to his muter, who la
mmune - tag to him man old and talk
log him that mamma will 001 M pretty
moo," while a roogh-lookim aehM, about
his own aim is examieing with &noled
wonder, dm rich locket about his nosh, and
the erotism, (hot not wife.) looks =
a smilo of cape abottsstion, yet
mingled with Intmemt—oo if she were woe
tresti2dhor olft" mbempt with ges
b l u ase itot=to &mac is detail the
assamymmt of Mums moshms
.. /1= ea
Oat has boon Messily grotty la a
• book MEW °Pool Melnik " whit&
I was prisms& (bet ammo ;AI) some ran
t them is Phibtdaiphiu Thom who bare
r any emrimity oa tho sobjeet, may dialotor
' volume from the toot lesmath whig I
• is is pally meting, and gratify it to the i
• MI. W. mid ea with our story.
Omes Beery" mid the Mier of this
wild sad meemb, yet 111111164•1117110
party, o what ham yea gel far stopper
Tbs amass thaw f me, era age*,
Miummima alswely, sad I MI a , die
t mallow Os Mow Moir
• ay NUN bon, gin ne nor bank
have something nine to eat and then to
Ashby had mado a bold more; bet the
! excitement amonpt the eitisene had
warned him that the neighborhood would
noon be no place for the randeevon• of ' hie
weg, and he had determined to gain pon- I
e ICOO of Lawton' s child, make his own !
terms fur its ransom, and then dmamp with
'his booty to some other part of the cone
'try. Row @mongrel hi. scheme had bee.
thus far, we have already seen •, end he
Iwaited with anxiety. the approach of mid
night, when helintended to seek the red-
deuce of Lawton, and make lye treaty' for!
! the return of the child, if he found that he j
could discover himself with safety.
Upon diettoveriag the loss of their dar
ling child, grief .e derytair the mold over
whelming took abedute pummasion of the)
wretched parent.. They had little doubt,
as to the fate—as the appearance of Ashby'
in the village, and his previous visit to
Lawton'. wife, rendered the whole affair'
too clear. In means of the most piercing
!auguinh the unbsppy mother repreaebed
herself for having left ber pmeiou• charge
' for • single moment, while the father exert
ed .11 hi. eloquence to soothe her agony
I sod inspire hopes which he multi not feel.
The neighbors, upon learning the sad arms,
flocked in a body to Mr. Lawton's, offering
their services in any way be might direct.
Scouts were sent out in every, direction,
and the bereaved father himself, accompa•
nied by his wife and a n ber or faithful
friends, started for the forest, determined to
Hour every road of the wide wilderness,
ere they would give up their search.
For a long time they wandered on In si
lence, deep and melancholy—broken bet
by the crackling of dried leave., or the
meeting of parted branehes, the delicate
mother tromping stoutly on, mid. by side
with the foremost, with ber line neck out
stretet etl to catch the smallest BOMA, and
!her bright eyes glittering with the intone
r noes of her gaze, ae if slut would penetrate
i the darkness, and pluck from the innermost
renames of the forest, • glimpre of the lost
and beloved one. '
Suddenly • gleam of light shot op from
bdhind the brow of the hill, sent • low
soond of voices came borne on the night
Hush, for your lives l" erelninied Law
ton, in a wbinper. We areclose upon
them or my rim de, Ave me. liod giant
that my child in safe!"
The mother held her breath lest rho
should shriek ont in Ito intensenem of her
a g itation ; and creepier eautiously-throuph
Ike thick and masked inderbypsh that tore
'her tender het, or pierced her delicate
flame at every etep, the whole party at
length atom/ on the top or the little emi
nence, and looking down a dap and dark
ravine, beheld a scene Abut held them spell
bound and brearielese.
Around a brick Ere eat A.hby and Bossy,
. 7 . 41 . a En gg ! ,
i. o: d e • n d . ; e u k te l e r
. 8 aI . 71 . ti
had laid said. hi. addle, and now held •
bottle in his hand, from which he was try
-1 ing to make • little child upon his kno.
Thaok God, thank God," at this me
meat exclaimed the overjoyed mother, are
he rmognised her owe darling bay, and
prepared to 'ming towards him—but wee
forcibly detained by her husband, who
eaught her by the MI, and whispered ner
vonely to his companions, Stand by me
now, dear,frkmds, I. Gud's name I"
TM gable ear of the robber had deice
ted the mother's exclamation; and geeing
through the shadow until hie eye had he
eome accustomed to tho darkness beyond
the glare of the Ike, he detected the intru
ders and sprang to his feet. bearing the
child aloft to 116 0r....
Advance at your peril," be Awned ;
for, by the Ivies God! if you do, the
child dies we the i . Although I o
discovered, I will yet Or noneet ha
ted WORM% end more hater . intsbood.—
, Beware, I bey
The little Edward, frigbtened at his pe
sition, now screamed io terror.-the other
members of the robber's party gathered
, rood, sod tip mother, 0,0180.110 by horror,
j feinted and fell Nolen aped the ground.—
It was a ended =anent, and nobly did
Lawton bear himself. Drawing • pistol
I hen his boson, he took deliberate ohn at
the head or the robber, knowing that tlie
'quiver of • nude night &elm • life
imam preeknn than' his own harts blood.
' sod Ind.
Down dropped the robber, mating little
F.dward to glide bassobeely to the greeted,
Amp his relaxed arms. whik hie mai
relay tenvnling for • moment .rend their
folks leader, LA in pink, followed by
two old worm tostelusel
they week and leaving y she
deem herself with • soma seven the
testy—while towhee Maths, his wills is
hie arum malted towards WS Add, who
wren with spy lamb to meet them.
Isairtoe• party wow Abided, mil went
le permit Jibe fugitives, and evwsinelly
snesseded I. s ptv amral of the.. who
were salesquestly Intnielted, sad Me dew
Aims" eliNesally brokeup ; while our
" happy holly,"' provNinitiolly re.
etoe ash Weer, manned ie &left
le ask desolate beam WAY *aft wish
these Betsy sao ha AN, an& sressd the
dese re-Vtasd Insualsidess, stunk thaw
mhos ..,y ..d nd by tem, eves the
whentwsse end mop ti the *des
• MTh, Mo t nover4 i tme • Jew
pm,. Now, ma asked • bwla owl
lima shad of umwdos hi . )14)."
NI Limo poor pylui-abriffiia• •• I up.monl
Mon s',•••the that Vallee ddhpo..
Somebody MY • may et s memodess
PIM Ibido Mali his MOW per
one hob be Zia, Geld : . Po, le Moises
mom shy you brep lemur IS yaw Mod se
Nab Mum you wool e 4 perwoo yew
Lilt ANS CIIMMAILICTE3I
Honorer, mosording to accounts handed
down by tradition from his eotemporariee,
was of the middle Mature, equare built end
sinewey, with large hands and feet. in his
youth he was uncommonly strong and vigor
' one ;in the latter mint his he inclined!
to empulency. His head man impasious,
well shaped and well eat no a neck which
, rose like a pillar from him ample chest. His
foreheed wes high, broad at the temples,
and crowd by veins extending down to the
!eyebrows, and swelled whenever he
angry or excited. He had an oval bee,
marked and expressive features, an aqui
line now, black eyes, arched eyebrows which
; nearly met, a mouth large and flexible, in
!dientive of eloquence, very white teeth,
somewhat parted and irregular; blank hair
which R• 11,41 without a earl on his oshoul
dere, and a long and very full beard.
Ilia deportment in general, was rant and
equable, he mimetime• indulged in plea.eam
try, but more codusonly was grave and dig
nified, though he is said to bare Foamed
a smile of captivating sweetness. Ilia com
plexion was more ruddy than is mould with
I Arabs, and in his excited nod enthusiastic
moment. there was • glow and radienee in
his countenance, which hie disciples mag
nified into the aupernalstral light of proph-
Hia intellectual qualities were undoubt
elly of an extraordinary kind. Ho bad •
quick apprehension, a retentive memory, a
vivid imagination, and an inventive genies. I
Owing but little to education, he had quick
ened and informed his mind by close ob
servation, and attired it with a great variety,
of knowledge concerning the systems of ro-
ligion current in his del, or handed down
: tradition from antiquity. His ordinary
' &meow. wee grave and sententious,
abounding with those aphorisms cud ago-
Icgues se popular among the Arabs; at
time. be was excited and eloquent, and him
eloquence was aided by a come musical and
He was sober and abstemious in his diet..
and a rigorous observer of feels. Ito in
dulged in no magnificence of apps sal, the
ostentation of • potty tided ; neither war,
his eimplicity in gems affected, but the re
, eult of a real disregard to distinction from
an trivial a memo. His garments weir
•rametintes of wad; beet.... of .the
striped cotton of Yemen, and were often
patched. He wore a turban. for he said
turbans were worn by the ; and in
arranging it be let one end hang down be
tween hi. .boulders, which he mid was the
way they wore it. He forbade the wear- I
ing of clothes entirely of silk; Lot permit-
LW • mixture of thread nod eilk.
• ( or- ,
bade also red clothe. and the use of gold
rings. He wore a mil ring W silver, the
engraved'met ender his finger elm. lathe
palm of his hand. bearing the inscription,
Mehemet, the messenger of God." Ho,
was scrupulous es to perm.' elemlinem,
and obeerved (minimise ablutions. In some
impolite he mesa voluptuary. There are
two thing* in this world," would he ssy,
•• which delight me, women and perfumer .
These two things rejoice my eyes, and ren
der me more fervent in devotion." From
his extreme cleanliness, and the use of per
fumes and of sweet-sainted oil for his hair,
probably arms that aweetnems and fragance
of permit, which hie disciples considered in
ornate and mineulous. His pension for the
sex bad an influence over all hi. affairs. It
is said that when in the premien* of • beau
tiful female, he was eontinually entombing
his brow and adjusting his hair, as if anx
ious to appear to advantage.
The number of hie wires is oneertain.
Abulfeds, who writes with mere motion
than other of the Arabia. historian., limits
it to Moen, though some make it ea melt
as twenty-dye. At the thm of hi. death'
' he led nine, sash In her mparate
and all In the Meinity of the same. at Me
dias. The plea ;St y for his indulging in
• greater numbs of than ho permit
ted to his farm" wu p dem* to beget •
nose of prophets be his penile. If meh
indeed was hi. desire, it was dimppointed.
Of ail hi. Mama, Fatima, tie wife of Ali, j
slime manived him, and AO died within •
abort time •fter his death. Of her descend-
Na, wer, meeptiag her sided eon Me
mo ever sat oe the throne of the Odiphs.
In hi. private dudiags he sate Jost. He
treated %%ads and @mangers, the doh and
poor, the r. t. zit i t weak, with equi-,
t kr a tt . allbbilityt i l i t? trlldelt he r eum.n n ielit
1t.., mid listesed to thtdr oomplaints.
He was naturally irritable, bat bad brol
Ids temper trader great eontrol, es that
MO 111 the self-intintgent Intern.,.. of
doom% if. be was hind ea tolerant. " I
served biro from tbe time I was eight years
old," said his armlet Ansa, "and Where,
melded me for enables though thinp were
E by me."
Tbo qualm saw wears, was he the ati
principled impeder Oat he %Mb.. mitm
seated? Were all bit Adam and remit
doer deliberate %beheads, mid was his
+bolo mestere • them of deeds? In ens-
oldmitig Ode meedon, wo mast bear ie wand
that be Is um Amiable with many ea-
Immagantes We ..let la Ms ewe. Many
of the vielem a d reribtless banded dews
as %Meg bee. Oren by bin are
The nkie averibed I. hi. wag
time of Hadm onalele 1A wpm* and
nweeeelly dinialsed niersobn awayein
Ifewea, videk evewhilesfeg A. lasimpars
ebb mole and an wayr shish Abed Gimp
dinee as hi. Wm Mama be prennonal
die granges of minds& As& hem we
malt Midge a lbw ellummadsms se obis dr
ea deonanae NOW needono ideolewo
sad some of die awe lowneed duelers.( the
AM drew peels of li. divine al& ition
sonnWeoolio i l i ea w
b s aw
M o w d
Whiessi lam down WNW Nye pew
noutoced it • chute of beauties and defeats,
without method or arrangement ; full of
obscurities, ineobereneies, repetitions, kb*
versions of Ktriptural stories, and direct
contradictions. The truth 1., that • the
'Kora as it now exists, in not the name
delivered by Mahomet to Iris disci
ples, but has undergoneany corruptions
and interpolations. The o revelation. con•
'tainted in it M. given at various times, in
various places, and betas, various persons,
sometime. they were taken down by hi.
esteretaties or diaciplan on parchment,
palm leave., or the ehoulder-blades of sheep,
and thrown hogitther in • chest, of whiab
one of his wive. had °barge; sometime.
they were merely treasured up in the mem
, ori.. of those who heard them. No rare,
appears to have been taken to systematize
and arrange them during his life • and at
his death they remained in natter ed hag
menu, many of them a, *num of fella-I
'elms memories. It was not until several
veers after his death, that Abu lieker un- I
&souk to have them gathered together and ,
Itranocribed. Todd lbet Mabel, who bad
I been one of the secretaries of Maltoteset, ens I
employed for the purpose. He professed
to knew many part. of the Koran by heart, '
having written them down in the rude way
we have mentioned; and many parts he
, took down es repested to him by various I
disciple. who professed to hare heard them
uttered by the prophet himself. The het-
erogeneous fragments tins. collected were
thrown together without aeleetion, without
' chronological order, and without system of
any kind. The volume thus formed during
the Wigton of Abu Baker, was transarib
ed by different hank and limy professed
copies put in circulation and diepereed
throughout the Moslem cities. So many
errors, interpolations, nod contradictory
readings, noon crept into these °olden, that
()them; the titled Caliph, stalled in the ea
duos manuscripts, and forming what he
Ipronouneed the genuine Koran, caused all
the other. to be destroyed.
• • • • • •
If we are far front emaidering Mahomet
the gross and impious imposter that some
hare represented him, eo also are we ladle
posed to give Lim credit for that vast fore
cast, and for that deeply concerted =hem.
of universal moment which Lave been as
cribed to Innt. He was, undoulcedly, a
mu of great genius and • engestive im
agination, but It appears to us that he wee,
in a great degree, the creature of Impulse
and excitement, and very mush at the mer
cy of eireuenetamee. Ilia @Mum grew
oat of his forteme, and not his fortunes out
of his eobentes. He wan forty yam of age
hcfore he broached his deettrinee. He sub
I fermi year alter
,year to meal sway before
he pretneigeted them out of hie own family.
I When he bed from More, Moire:dm years
had slalomed from the amouneeneent of his
I miesion, and front being • wealthy coo heat
he had sunk to be a ruined fugitive. When
Iho reached Medina he had no idea of the
' power that awaited him; his only thought
on. to build • humble mosque where he
might preach, and his only hope that he
might be suffered to preeeh with inemnily.
When power suddenly broke upon him he
used it for a time in putty foray. and heal
'feuds. Ilia noiliury plane expended with
his resources, but were by no moans mas
terly, and were monetiosee unsuesessful.—
They were toot struck out with boldness,
nor emoted with dudgeon; but were often
Meowed in deference to the opinions of
warlike men shout him, and ,uottelinoes at
the suggestion of inferior Weds, who occa
sionally led him wrong. lied he, indeed,
conceived from the outset Um idea of hied-
I ing up the suttered and mufficting tribes
of Arabia into one nation by • brotherhood:
of Aire, fur the purpose of carrying cues I
while° of Patend conquest, he would hostel
bun one of the line ot military projectors ; 1
but the idea of extended mosquest seem. to
Mrs been en afteroolotought, produced by
sweats. The moment he prooleimed the
religion of the sword, and gave the peels-
Wry Arab. a tube of foreign plunder, that
soonest he um launched in stoner of con
quest, which carried him forwent with its
own irresistible impetus. The fanatic seal
, with. which Le inspired his followers,. dil l
more for his success than Lis military etio.l
lents ; their belief in his doetriu of prod..-
thistles produced victories which no milk..
ry eabtalation could have esotieipated. In
Lis dubious! outset ••• prophet, lon had boom
eneouraged by the crafty °ennuis of hie I
seriptural evade Wombs; in his 0•1410 r no
a oongaerer, he had Omar, Khaled,
other limy spirits by hie able to urge Lim
on, and aid Lion le managing the Masan-
J." power eloloolt he had evoked into se
roe Eve. with all their aid, be had oe.
animal!, to avail Month' of lola supereat
oral moAlsery es a prophet, and in en do- I
lag may lave reemelled himself to the fru&
by mouldering the pious end to be obtain
His Weary triumphs awakened ass
pride me me glum es they wed bee
dem lad they lee deed fur wee par-
Cre the Woo of hi. greatest peer
eimaised dm mese Meade of -
en me apperener as ie dm days et Lb
adversity. Be hr Mw eliding seri
U.S., b. was deemed if, ea enterer
ream, se mese tortimesish et ere
were skews. It be aimed it samba! de
mises% It wan the denies. ot ebb ;
as be the temporal he
W. bask as Is use where
is he tisk me sie to pepoisselle it I. his
The view wide pared I. ems If.
awed ekes sad es apse et est, wore
we le pressiebe he sessirhs et tbe
bilk me I. reeds( t
es peer semi he
vesuies, Were thee ids treseary was
.It.. three et he het oda. Omar es
Al Hee deems tree literesse, ee bis
seek did set lens • Odes dirt per •
.lee &bee • Ilse ser • ak= per
akoliderel hi pm mei
sem sad es reel be hoesed sea
his wives, Ms Andros, sod the poor.
Fah," 'aye so A 110,101.111 writer, “offered Wee
She keys of all the lintasures of the rib,
but he retooled to esarpt then."
It is this perfect abeeption of , otrie•
noetod with hie apparently heartfelt ploy,
running throaghoet the various phases of
his fortune, which perplot one in forming •
just eethoste of Illoborset's ohmmeter,—
However ho betrayed the alloy of worth af.
for h. had worldly power at his 00111111.11.1,
the early aspirations of his spirit conoinuel-
Ily returned and Woo above him all earthly
things. Prayer, that vital duty of lolainion..
and that infallible purifier of the *but. wee
hisconstant preacher. "Trust in Owl," was
his comfort and moment in times of Gild
and despondency. On the elenieney of
God, we are Idld he reposed all his hopes
of supernal happiness. Ayesha relates that
on one oceasion she Inquired of bite, " Oh
minket, done no one enter pradise huto
through God', merry 1" " NO a .—none--
none!" replied he, with and em
phatie repetition. "Hut you, oh prophet,
will not you enter excepting through hie
compassion 1" Then Illahomet put his hand
' upon his head, and replied three times with
great oubennity, "Neither shell I
pendia., unless God cover me with his weer
When he hung over the death-bed of hill
infant non Ibrahim, resignation to the will
of God was exhibited in Ms oonduet under
his keenest of affikeions; and the hope of
soute rejoining his child In paradise was hit
consolation. When he followed him to the'
grave, he invoked hie spirit in the awful
!examination of the tomb, to bold fast to
!the foundations of the faith, the unity of
God, and his own wisdom as a prophet
' Even in Ins own dying hone, when there
mold be no longer a worldly motive for tie
leek. he still breathed the same religious de
votien, and the seine belief in his •pretalie
mission. The hut words that trembled on
hie lips ejaculated • trust of enomentering
into blissful companionship with the proph
ate who had gone before him.
It is difficult to reconcile well ardent,
persevering piety, with an ineessant sys
tem of blasphemous imposture: nee such
pure and elevated and benignant precepts
as are contained in the Koran, with a mind
haunted by ignoble passion.; and devoted
to the grovelling interests of men mortali
ty; and we find no other setisfactory mode
of solving the enigma of his chancier and
I conduet, than by supposing that the ray of
mental halluanation which dashed upon hi.
enthuriastie spirit during his religious de
stowies in the midnight cavern of Mount Ha
ra, eentinued more or less to bewilder hies
with • epodes of monomania to the end of
his earner, and that he died in the delusive
belief of bin mission as a prophet.
The Vatiean, which erown• one of the
merino hill. ..f Rome, is an thoomblags or
group of buildings, dowering. specie of 1300
feet in length, and 1000 feet in breadth.
It is balk upon the spot which wee oath.
pied by the gardens of Nero. It owe. its
origin to the Shrimp. of Rome, who timid
an humble residenee in ha site, in the early
part of the sixth century. Pope Burn'.
111. rebuilt it on • magailloant male abisqp
the year 1150. A few year. afterwards, In- .
naiad 11. gave it up, as a lodging, to Peter
11., King of Arrow...
to 1305, Clement V., at the inthigation
of Ob. King of Frame, removed lb. Pepsi
See from Rome to Avigeoe, whim the Va
tins. remained in • condition of obscurity
and tieglect for more than seventy yew..
But Soon after the return of the pontificel
wart to Rome, an event which bad been
.0 earthed, prayed for by the poor Patri
arch, and which finally took place in 1736.
the Vatican was put to • state of repair.
and enlarged, and thenceforward considered
as s regular pale. and resilonee of the
Pooppen np w h to o, l o t, n. and n 7ftstally "i e h n . r r iall j d k it
with antiquities, SWOOP, pictures and
boobs, mita it Fromm. the richest ropooito
ry in the world.
Its library wthenameneed Ninth•• bun ,
dead years ago. It 000tains 40,000 mane
!wipe, smiths which are them by Pliny,
nea Thome., St. Chariot Brrow*, and
many Hebrew, Syriac, Arabian, and Armo
.d.. Bible.. The whole of the immense
building., forming the Vatican, are tilled
with statues, fothd lione.th the ruith of
ancient Roma with paintings by the mon
] We, with eari:ous medals antitpdtke of
almost every description. W ken ft it.
known that there bath bees thumbed 1110111 ,
that. 70,000 statues from the ruined tear
phis and plisses of Nome the reader thin
form eons idea of the lichen of the Votive".
The Vatkan will near b. held in venera
tion by the ..ndent, the arlieb and fine
aeholar. lieWeelle andliehael Angelo ere
enthroned there, and their thrialn, will be
a endurable as the love eV beauty mud
genies in the beetle et tie worshipper..
Motu Trues.—lt b a mean thing 10
horrow your neighbor's pper, when yow
are too stingy to take one of yoer own.
It it a men thing to sobemibe fie gi
newepaper nod neverpay for it.
It is a nwan thing to Meal the Esehso
gee from an Editor's Sanctum.
It is a mean thing to leek over an EAb.
I tor'. should.r when he Is wide%
It lea mean thing to Annie an Sditoriol
when yes hare not In. atoms of brain in
your own lien.
Da • melte thing to read what roe may
Ind mitten In • newereprr diem
iley-Pacamt.—• Are you eel Aimed
et the amok& of the R 66 of Tomos"
said the" hlholetee to a nick wan.
• Ofi, he 1 I here h.. Kilns tie anti
thiry Inn with the geese of tame—the
hies etimet be iamb wave 1" wee the te
nr- Am bib run& moo Mud by Ma
Mimeo. Ulm% rm. Wight ?" to MIA
Pm nom. T. wOM rimmed um
Mid or I moo Ivo hot Snow too hoe ;
I am moll ism* my Mal—bot wu at-
Mar au or Me MM,."
isr Then ars dm* delay Art plr••
• Ewes oplrits—s ion iliky—•• empty
peast—aad Ws' Is lonv.
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nag windy sei to MI mod prefoondly.
eml wideb mph. Me elm lleatal home
d,. is obeneM, mereomehll
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