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S, E. B. CHASE, PROPRIETORS
For the Democrat.
The Grave7Worms' Feast,
la RUED THE CHUTE.
They 'laid her in the silent tomb. Coldly
The 4mp earth mould seas piled above her breast,
And shut her shrouded form from mortal g'. pze.
Oh Gad ! how beautiful that angel form.
Once Passed all radiant with youth, and health
Adel= the mazy figure of the dance;
How merrily that silver lamp sang out,
As light and joyous as the mallow's note,
When spring has called them back to northern
How ;may those brilliant eyes beamed forth,
.4 chilliage to the lists; where wit—met wit,
And Fpn rki;ng jest, and keen edged repartee
Glanced like lances in the bright encounter.—
Dot that had passed• Death with his wide
And coldly gleaming Eye flapped grimly thro'
Tim t peerless maiden's chamber. On her lips
He pressed the icy kiss of dissolution ;
Ent cold, chid hand upon her brow was laid,'
And habil the life blood curdled to her heart;
He sat upon Ler fail round breast—grinned
A horrid ghastly smile, to see her die.
tvi t h q uick Elwin shiver, thlnagh,her frame,
Passed the last throe of mortal agony,
And het limbs not rigidly but life-like,
Drepped calmly down, and settled in repose—
She Reined not dead but sleeping with that smile,
That summer smile upon her rosy lips,
Teat pitting showed the gleam of snowy teeth—
Ak, she !was passing lovely there in death--
Her diMpled arts like tint of filly white
Laid bans and calmly folded on her breast,
As pare sts marbl e
, from Italian
Chased,;sculptard-lilze, with deep blce veins •
well might vie with color of you skies,
One tiny foot and ankle small pressed forth
Cold and ivory-like, from neath the rose-dyed
Counterpane, that part concealed and yet
Mere folly showed the waving outline of
That more than fairy like, voluptuous form.
Still, she had disd,—The faultless soul had fled,
I thaw not how it is, yet oft I've thought
'Tie so—the beautiful most haven stin t
More sweet, and lovable, and angel-like ;
And fitter for the shining clinic of Heaven,
tan ilvise of grosser and more Earthly mould.
ad were it so, the brightest midst the Meet
Tould sit the spirit of that maiden dead.
Around her body gathered those she-loved,
hod thoM who well returned her love in life,
4 Father stmtd beside the senseless clay;
NI down his furrowed cheek the hot tear coursed;
Mother knelt with nil e Mother's woe,
4 . .nd maiming, sobbing, gazed with straining eyes,:
e last fond look upon her worshipped child.
Brothereame, his brow by agony
envultsCd, and bent above the shrouded clay ;
etc she lay all beautiful, his Sister,
ajoyons playmate of his boyish days ;
e, who had listened to his childhood dreams 1
coming years—She who had shared each joy,
t.ach Hdpe, each high Ambition of his life ;
ne n - ho'had marked each thorn of disappointment
hinted to his breast, and with a. gentle hand
.ad plucked it ere it rankling festered long S' ;
film came o'er my eves and closed the scene ;
'hen next I looked they stood around the grave,
pale; and sail, and weeping throng. I heard
• e deep convulsive sobs that told of hopes l
.11 blasted in the budding, bitter sighs
ere wafted on the summer air as came
he deep sepulchral sound of Earth nPon
be coffin thrown. They heard its hollow trash ; '
nd then priori their senses broke the stern
eality—the wild heart crashing truth—
ey had forever, ever looked their last.
tamed away and left them there, in all
.e bitterness of hopeless, rayless grief.
-gain i leaked upon that new made grave.
I vu a calm soft summer night in June,
e cars in al, their beauty glimmered down •
pantile hallowed spot The clear full moon,
rout which full many a pendant-ray all
bong, was silently and slowly
pieding on—in its accustomed rounds—
all many a rifted cloud was wafted
I y the breeze in whirling shapes fantastic.
loreto look upon a cloud on such
night - It moves so Joyously and pure
pan the winds, and seems to bid us all
happy—as the world uncursed by man
good; and full of lova - and happiness,
• ad RBI felt say spirits soaring up;
• way from this dull Earth with all its cares,
felt the ground beneath me tremble.
• lowly,slowly seemed the soil to part,
••d leave the b0.f...0 open to my view. -
prose the lid, as if by spirit hands.'
•ad parted back - the shroud, :..pnn ec l La view
he he evealY bell'.;:y of that matchless form ;
twae all and statualike—and yet
calm 'in its repose--I. thought if this
1 3 - get:lb, I fain woulkaleep the last long sleep.
I atauddenly from oat he ground a shape,
cart sickening; came and slowly crawled along.
• ad then another followed in its wake,
noth'sr sod another still, until'
e plait seemed swarming with the loathsome
et! how horridly -they gloating gathered
'ub fierce wild joy auto their demon feast
• left theirslinay trail upon her ups
ad Sluing iu brought goated blood trout out .
ter heart, to drink a bumper to their revels;
tutle rioted among the dark brown locks,
TWO all glossy rotted her lifeless brow--
Same lusted beneath her eyelids closed and
A &kip morsel from; their depths, . •
rye 'o cryetaliiteand full of love)
eq. creme:lasi the melt of her.cheek,
Until tha beauty of her chaotic facto
Was gone r The ape-balls glared all lifeless
From their txme-etused socket!. Ile teeth gleam.
Their lifelers resting place r a ghastly en
Anon theikforms were changed arid goblin!likti
prose to vieti, - shouted, tiaiwid and flung. their.,
beaks - • ' - •
high above their horrid heads, and called a
To the feast. Down they trooped upon her breast,
Untarnished yet and pure its when it rose .
And fell, in life, beneath the heaving boddice.
There they stood and thing their arins on high,
With mania jeer and jest t and dralhed tha
Dark deep draught of blood. And then
Their eating voices rose ni'song.
Fling high your glassee, above your head.
And drain the blood ne- it b4bles red. •
Shoat! Another in earth )11 laid--
Langh ! for a feast for *IA made - ;
Dance, 0 dance and 4anciug ,in
'And thank them well for the feast they bring,
Bring it out
14nd feast on the pray of, tho dark death King.
'Men may pamper their octets!' pride,
And o'er the weak all ruthless lido;
Ail mast come to this atlabt, -
All in rho grave be lately cast
The worm will come when;lite has ceased
And dance and sing at the lolly feast,
. Dance and sing".
Ittake the coffinliing,
Ours is the 'last of - mai - sand ,beast.
for us ,1.15 a happy time •
'tVhire the 'pleasure of another clime,
Passes on with noisless sweep ' i
And hurries man to his dreamless sleep.
Oh ! then tie feast the live-long
And least the live lonfilniglo. stray; •
• . 'Pledge again
A health to pairt!, s •
Arid welt - eat our fill of mouldering clay.
111 cerittottc, June 1851. I • .
, Mien Tarnerlanehad reared- his pyramid
of seventy thousand lonian skulls in commem:
oration of thci. - carnage ho had wrought,. and
while leading his fierce watiriors over new Odds
of victory Mad blood,.the 'nations pf the .arth
bi'oked eel with admiratihn, :and 'monarchs
*imbed at his feet,:andi.he hazzasof
19S wafted his name over the steppes of Asia
tai the_ seas of Europe: the fato• of All s kinb
emus seemed to lie at the!mercy of his stvord,
and the de.tiny?;of unborn *ges to hang on the
Mandates o his will.
lit was at this'time that in the Cerman . city
of Mentz `unknown man was silently toil
ing, with hiS hands and brains to form types
fOr the imp i rint elphab4ical Fetters. How
I clanged the cindition of his life from that of
.the Tartar Pion. No' troilps of warriors or
ionrtiers aitended his steps, no strains of mar
ti,d music heralded his Movements, no mon.
re'es bent from their thrones to receive him,'
or turned pile at the sound of the name of
Guttemberr; Alone in thj noiseless chamber
Of his thought, he Was• malting his conquests
Without aid for honor from the rulers of men.
Compare now the results achieved by the
inventor of fainting with those attained, by the 4
Conqueror 10 . the-old world. Three centuries
ago the monumental skullslof - the wild Tartar
chief were mingled with the . dust; and all the
power and all the glory which he had acquired
from the blOod and groann' - of millions, were
wafted into nothingness kvithe fiat winds that.
swept over Ibis grave. - this thittemberg
With his moveable types h.4s dethroned more
monarchs, conquered more; People, and estab.
ished mightier powers, than alt , the Tattlitt-
lanes the world ever saw. I Ile has traversed
all land and crossed all seas, but has I left no
de.olate conntties 'in his track—no Widow's
sighs, no orphus' tearsto bewail Lis triumphs.
vietorieS have Been achieved over the prin.
of ignorance, his conqu'ests won fromthe
kingdoms ot• darimess mid lie void unknown.
empire trill yet extend' over every pedple
oh the g,lobe,lis extend to the end
lof time. L
if we read history ariald, it vvill .fetich? us
, • .
that it is not the conquerors 'and the over
throwers of kingdoms, but 'the men of silent,
original, inventive thonghtswho after all have
conferred the widest and most lastin g benefits
• on .the htunan race.
;Goon 3a:stns.—There lis nothing settled
hi manners, hut tiro laws of behaviour yield to
the energy of the individual. • The maiden at
her first ball,the countryman at a city dinner,
believes that there is a ntual, aceording to
which every act and complitoent must be per
formed, or the failing party, mutt cast,out of
this presence. Later, that good sense and
character make their own forms ererymoment,
and speak, or abstain, take or refuse it.
stay cr o, or stand on their_
r what else,'
13 eW unoriginal nay': and that
strong wi t : alfrays. in fashion let :who will
unf.ashionable. All Butt fashion commands
is;composure - end self.eontent. A.- circle of
men perfectly well bred woidd -be a company
of sensible persons, in *hickevery - MAIN na
tive manners and eiMmetersippeared.lf the
fashionist have notthie guiltily; be is nothing
We are such lovers of self ; reliance, that we
esciiSe in u man many:stns; f he will show us
a complete satisfaction in lila' position, which
asks . no leave to herniae 'any. man's good
opinion. - But any deferent*, to some eminent
man or woman of the world, forfeits-all
lege to nobility. Ile is an , underliatf I have
nothing to do with him; Tfrill speak with his
One may be filo punctual and toe frecise.
He must leave the omniscience of busmos.s at
the door when he comet, into the place of beati
fy Society loves :creole naturemArrideleepy
languishingmanneis, so thsit they corer 'sense,
grace itntrgixid will ;Abe airedrowaystrengh
which ,disaritts eritleism ; perhaps, beecultse sees
a ,person seeing to reservehimself for tbe.best
of the garnep sudnef spend himself on surfaces
an ignorant:eye; which dope not see' the an'
no.YaneeN shifts sad inconveniences thatelOnd
the brow mid smother the rein of sensi
rgMtita VC) 201 1 1TRA, ffirfah3, 11112RAYM, a: - 01EffeA9 ia.l2D
Penn , ' Conferenv' st-l. • Treaty svAth
This conference has become one of the most
striking scenes in history, - Artists have Taint
ed, poets hare sung, philosophers baye - ap
phuidectit liut it is nevertheless "clear, that in
words and colorsit has been equally and gen
erally misrepresented, because painters, poets,
and historians have chosen to draw on their
imaginations for the:features-of a scene, every
. of which they Might have recov
ered tromanthentic sources. The great out
lines of eaturo are easily obtained. There the
dense masses, of cedar,- pine, and chestnut,
stretching far away in the interior of the land;
hcro - the'neble river rolling its waters down to
the Atlantic ocean; along its 'surface rose the
purple sMoke of the settlers' homestead; on
the opposite shores lay, the fertile and settled
country ef East New Jersey.
I -Here Stood the gigmtie elm. Which was to
become immortal from that day, forward—and .
there lay the verdant eduncil chamber for Med
by nattne.on the surface' of the .soil. In the
centres tood William Penn,,in costume mulls.
tinguish d from the Burro - finding group, save
by the silken sash.- . his coStunao was simple,
but not Pedantic or ungainly. An Outer coat
reaching'to the knees, and _covered with but.
• tons;_ a Vest of other materials, but equally
ample; troOserseitremely, full, slashed at the_
sides, and tied with strings orribbons; a pro
-1 fusion ofishirtsleeve and ruffles, with a hat of
the cavalier. shape (wanting only a feather,)
from beneath the brim of- which escaped the
curls of a-new peruke--wero its chief and not
ungraceful ingredients.. At his right band was i
Cul. Xrukhtun, who had niet the Indians in
council more'than once on that identical spot,
'and was regarded by them as aiirm and faith- -
ful friend'; on' his left Pearson, : the' intrepid
companion of his voyage ; and near his person
bat alittle backward, a_ band of- his- most at.
achedaditerents. , - .
When the Indians approached in their old
forest coitume, their bright feathers sparkling
in the sun, and their bodies painted in the most
gorgeous manner, the governor . received them
with the easy dignity of ono accustomed to
mix with. European courts. _ As soon 'as- the
reception, was over, the sachems retired to a
short distance, and after a brief consultation
among themselves, Taminent, the chiefsachein
or n man whose virtues are still remora. ;
bcrcd by •the sons of the forest, advanced #gairt
alew pades, and put upon his .own head #
chaplet, into which was twisted a small born.
This ChaPlet was his symbol.. of power; and
in the customs of the Lenni Lenape, whenever
the chief placed it upon his brow, the spot be-
eatne - at Once sacred, and the person of every
one pfeseitt inviolable.
The venerable Indian king then seated him
sel on the ground, with his older sachems on
his right and left; the iniddle-agCd warriors
ranged i themselves in the form of a 'crescent or
half moon, roam! them; and the younger men
formed a third and outer semi-circle., All be
ing-seated in-this , pictUresque and' etriking or
der the old monarch announced to the gov
ernor, that the natives were prepared to hear
and consider his words: Penn then rose:to
address them, his countenance 'beaming with
all the pride of manhood. He Was at this.
time thirtv-eight Tears ald ; light and graceful
inform;—" the handscimest, best-looking,,most
lively gentleman" she had aver seen, wrote a
lady who was .an eye-witness of the ceremony.
He addressed them in Jheir own language;
the topics were few and simple; and the beau
ty 4:t his Ideas would compensate with such
an audience for the minor errors.of diction.
_ The following letter, giving an account of
. . 1 theihappy death of the fat:ions martyr,Balth.
The Great Spirit, he said, who ruled in the t. Gerard, for .
a for thrr assissmadon of William
heaven-to which good men go after death,who of Nassau, te Prince of Orange, the constant
made them and him out of nothing, and who'
enemy of the Holy Catholic Church, proves to
knew every secret, thought that seas th the a remarkable degree the height to which fa.
heart of white man and red mon, knew, that -
1 natial excitement will carry mankind during he and his children had a strong desire to live 'i '
' in peace‘,lto be their friends, to do no ,. wrong, I time'graveso" f civil discord mid religious disturb.
but to th
serve them in every way to e extent I' '
' It is difficnit to Say which is most to be de.
of their power. 'As the Great. Spirit was the i
plorecl, the fanaticism which' could urge a man
Common Father of all, ho wished them to live ,
I .t o commit such a crime, oi, tharevengeful feel.
together not merely as brothers, as the children
ings which could induce ethers to subject a
of a comnion'parent, but as they were joined 1
with one ii - anit, Om 14=4 one body, tegether : I fellow-creature to such 1 tortures. The stoic
; 11 :fortitude - displayed by. th, wretched fanatic
that if ill *ea - done to one 011 would . suffer
good Was doriesta tiny, ail' Yotild gain.
He ?was worthy life bettercatle. The letter thus
and his children, he, went' on - to say, never !p roc • ce4s ' • '4. .
used the rifieor trusted to the sword • they ; 'Christ our Lord-is ho li . ho conquers in all i
met the red men - on the broad path of good martyrs and in him do ther put their trust in
faith and good
,will, thi: r tmiehded to do no i ebtaming all,' things. .HI bath promised to
,4,,c.i„ and they i rad r , ; -, &ire 1i„ t h e i r h earts. I give, them knowledge and poitet of speech,
They believed that tilcir 'brothers of' the red i and they confess themselvo and are thankful I
race we.re just; and they were prepared to trial* have thus received whatrever be neoess*. ;
ry tct give answer to barb& inns and infidels:
in their friendship. HO then unfolded the wri..
tino of the treatyof friendship and; explained , 4 Bellhazar Gerard, of Bklancon, a Burgan.
eta glottises one after the cithen'. It recited that dian by birth, and apparently about eight.ead:
frogt that day the children of Onariand Wm- twenty years of age, a yokh of an excelle4
tions , of Lexica Leave, Should be brothers , education, eloquent, and enflowed with remark
to 'eh ;other—that all 'paths; should in:s, free 1 able prudence and abHityl did, - at' half. Past
arakopen—that the Aeons ofwhite menshould !twelve; on the tenth of I ,in the year dour'
be open 'tci red men, and the doors of red men Llird one thousand ftve h dyed and eighty.,
should be open to white nioni=that': 'the ALL four, perform a most fam us and notabliae;
dreg Of Ones should riot beliors any false re• lion; which he had long iledltatedi and had
ports of the Lew; Lenam, Dor t :the Lanni Lin- ninitie a vow to aeconiplish • Ho cOmineoed
ape 'pftlie Children of Ones, °kit - should come at it withoiit delay, andperlonned it wits; aue.•
and "see for themselves as brothers to brothers, tesiv This bravo youth--Considering for *i .
and hairy such, false reports m a bottomless iny years the perfidy od 0 tinacy of Williani
pit-4W if the Chriatiliniehoild hear of my- of Nassau, the Prince of-. ' nge• Who, timid
thi . trik likely to,.tioof,kirt24. - .the- ledhun, or the;pretenee of freedom" hire*, Ma iteL
Indians hear . Of .anything' likly to harm pti'vediso many sods of al hopei of eternity,
-the '!Christians, they 'Should :rim; llie : ,frito l inut tbili bodiesat till to PeraTittes, l itha or
frierids. Mid let the: other linew- - --that. iy, any "the blessings of fOrtu termitied to.plaee'
son from lire to• ait . otlY harm to any 'red t himself imminentin Pell is life Fornatieh
sla r or ; if any red skin sere to do - harm' to rt tithe, for the r epace of 'isixbi, seven :rata, be
son Of Onto, thieniforet 'Should not ' offer to 'Waited until God should' ail him ip•his &be
right idiniel4 but 'should complain to the will, rind looking well to, tie-businessicluind ..,
.„,...,. _ _
non DtxoN's LIFE ourryx.
MONTROSE, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 1851:
rhiefs and to Onas, that justice - might. - be, de.
dared by twelve honestrmen,rand :the wrong
buried iika pit with no bottom-41Mt the Len
til Lenapo should assist the . . wl4o' men, ,and
the-white men should assist the Lenni Lenape,
against all such as would disturb them or do
them hurt..=and lastly, that. both Christians
and Indians should tell their children - of this
league and 'chain friendsbip,. that ..it sh Odd
grow:stronger and stronger, and lie kept bright
and dean; witiiout rust or spot, while the wa
ters ran down the creeks and rivers; and while
the sun and moon and stars endured, • • "
-He then laid the scroll . the grortud,--..
What King Taminent replied -hi L . not knovin,
except that in substance he was fiwornble to
the views of Penn. The sachem's received his
proposal wittrdcecent.gravity, and accepted it
for themselves and for their children. No oaths,
no seals, no official - mummeries ..were used;
the treaty Was ratified on both sides With a
yea,—the only. one, says Voltaire,. .that the
world has known, never swornto and .never
broken.. • . „ .
This.scene remained to the two• races who
were witnesseiand actors in • it; an inherit
ance of good will and honorable Pride. for an
entire country. From year to year, says the
venerable historian of the'Six.Nations, Ifeeke
welder, the sachems assembled their. children
in the woods, in a shady pot : as Ike - . as they
could find to that in which the great Onas: bad
conferred with them, when they would_ spread
out his or speeches' on a blanket b r
clean piece of.bar,and repeat the whole again
to their great satisfaction. - - :
Ina few. years, Venn' going beyond the seas
and never returning; became to them a sort of
mythical personagetthey not only . l~eld l Iris
memory in great.vel*ation, 'but treata :the
whole body of whilemen'with more kindl*.is"
for his sake: To boa followei of gnu,. was.
at all _times a passport t(i- theiiprotection and
hospitality. - •
NOr have his own*countrymen been less in-,
debted or less grateful to the Great Treaty.-
ITo it, and to the strictness -with which - its
provisions were maintained by Penh, is ow
ing that striking fact recorded by Bancroft:
that; While every other colony in. the New
World was visited by' the horrors of
warfare, do drop of Quaker blood WAS ever
shed by a red man in Pennsylvania.
It is humiliating to the 'pride of the white
man to think that one or his Ttjee should have
been the first to break this noble league.
peace. Forty years - siftertliu l'aMons" 'treaty;
and five years after the death of Oaas, one of
his unworthy children murdered the first red
than who lost his life- in Pennsylvapia.
deed was attended with circumstances of un-'
usual atrocity; but it showsin a i3trikink light
the power of a noble sentiment, the 'lndians,
themselves prayed that the murderer's life'
might be spared.. It was spared ; but he died
in a very short time, and - they then said, the
Great Spirit had avenged their brcither. The
venerable elm tree under.which the meeting
took place serVed to mark the spot until the
storm of 1810 threw it to the ground. It
measures 24 feet in girth, and was found to
be 283 years old. A piece of it was sent!
home to the Penn family, by whom--it was
mounted on a pedestal* with appropriate in-1
inseriptions; and the remainder was inanufac
tared into vases, workstands, and other relies
no* held-sacred by their possessors. A plain
monument has since been erected on the spot,
inscribed on each face with four short and sim
ple sentences commemorative* of the: Great
DEATH OF TUE 4.11111"Fil.
be worked , hard to Carry it into execution
against one who was a breaker'ciflia plighted
Work,irtralterand a rebel to his prince, 'who
had condemned hire :.as ouch.' Accordingly;when mioecasion offered itself to convey;n ,
letter tothe Prince of Orange, announcing the.
death. of the Duke of Alencon, Balthazar Ger
ard seized upon it. Ho was received by-,tite
prince's suite at half-pastiWelve o'clock on the
tenth of July; and immediately discharged an
arquebess upon the Prineelef Orange, as the.
latter - rime 'from table. The arquebus, was
loaded with three - -bullets,' which struck the
prince close to the lieartv:twO Inches belo
the nipple of, the left. breast, and "killed him
instantly. - And sti the prince fell to the ground
the Burgundian fled, - hut was immediately cap
tured idose to the walls of , the, city.. - He r&
taineu to the lastimontent of /hie life the most
extraordinary 0:0.! and presence of mind, and
answered allthe;questions which were ask-1
ed of him with the greatest prudetice mid free
The first thing lia.did Was to -account
for his action. to the governors of thO town,
and. this he did with cogent..reasons, in.a clear
and beautiful style,:saying that ha had poi
formed a most excellent service . for pod, to
his king, .and to the Christian .public. lle,
gave up his btidy to, the, torture, whi;.:ll be
knew awaited bint; and after this he I
,hare new. done my part; do you now perforni
what appeareth to belong to your office: Let
the torture chamber be, prepared, fur I have no
Wish to detain you any longer.",
'That first night lie was cruellyscourged
with rods five several times, and his body was
then annoluted with honey,. when -a he-goat
was brought, which with . his rough,. prickly
..teague,should has licked his torn flesh" and .
titan: but the goat .would nut approach him.
,After this he was placed : in the torture chum
heivruid tormented in rations ways. Ile was
stretched out on the rack, and on the ladder,
and was then tormented in various manners to
prevent him from sleeping.• Likewise, on the
following days and nights, he was iigurodsly
tortured with every possible cruolty,aud being
placed on the instrument of torture called the
wooden horse, as, much as one hundred and
forty pounds weight was uttached . to his big
toe: After this, shoes umile of new and un
tanned leather were placed ,on his. feet, the
shoes haying been previously smeared with
oil. Ile was then, stripped and his. body an:
nointed nil over With soup or butter, nod he
*as placed near,a large • fire: : Although his
body iyae torn and lacerated .With the _stripes ,
and the hollow of his - arm-pits and his sides
were burned with shot iron, they did place on
I him a shirt dipped in brandy, which 'they set
fon tire,, and did likewise insert pies and nee-
Idles between the nails of his toes and fingers.
-As he gave no signs of pain, : they did now
Ishave off all his hair, and did wash his body ;
with the filthy rinSiogs of water; They did
then put upon him a garment, taken from the
Ifilthy rinsings of. water. They did then put
'upon him a garment taken from some sick man
in the hospital—others say it belonged to, a
sorcerer or. a witch—thinking that in this mina,
- net they %vaula break the enthantment by
which they Surmised he warded off feeling the
[torture.tlint all these inventlons.f,iiied and,
in answer to titer erranifold; . enestions how he
I managed to endure these, excruciating trig-;
I anstits,'lte replied, 'By God and patienee!!. ..
' When asked how it was that he neither I
-moved a muscle, nor gave any .sign 4 fei.lity,
these various torments, he said that, "VIM
prayers of the blessed , produced in hint thii .
constancy and long suffering: , lie said to the
consul,"who. wondered at seeing this et - instant:
f ey; In death constancy will make itself vii-!
Ident? , Excepting during the time when bej.
was tortured, he did talk with much g(ntle.: l
nest, ease, end modesty, So much so. that the
very executioners, and those - who
.assisted 7 at
1 his. torture, were . much amazed, and the stmt.!
ders.by were Intived even to tears Some dicl
sap he was not a man, ;while others did mach
envy his exeelicet virt*S; bat they who .do
not believe in Christ - :Jesus,', nor its 'him hoie.: i
gospel, imitating the Infidel Jews, asked him
'Now Ichig it was since ho had epnitnendeiti
his soul to Satan r''. 'r these hereplied wit 4..
the greatest modesty, litat'" lie had never had
any dealings, or IttiowledgEs'of, the:devil: 'lel
answered and. - defended himself in: the !untie
Manner, when the people' called, hint traitor,
and the tritiirderer ofthe firtlicr of ids country; I
tegeflietwith ether" odious 'appellations; and
this, wag not done one:4lla frequently; i in trash
ciao he bore nil these is tlumpies and reproach . -
ea with exceeding gient , mcidetty . - aticidoWn
cast eyes, .He artily s. ga've answer unto the
judges, with gentLtesa.tuid, , perfcet freedoni,
and, what was; mote extrnorilipary,:heAraye
them iltnnkt.in that ,
.they: bad sentishn thi , d„ ,
and ciiiiik•While he,waSjp prison; telling them
thailiti Would repay thern . thesehindeesscl:--r.
And when he Wait asked in' Witati . ., Manner ho
intendedsto pay them, he replied; "By fraying.
Toi.theni; and Er ,beingtheirltdVeentein hear-
cOn the of the rime month of July, he
eras inlbnned of the ertainty of. hie approaphi
lag death, and on the ,following .day the see:
tents was rendto WM, the which he heard
with great iilitC43-1112d conteiatment i sayinvOth
the most holy Cyprinn, 'Thanes-:be to God,' ,
And then, with nothing hnt virtue, with it firm
and , tonSient heart, with a high color in his
cheek; and clear bright -.eyes, with his feet
hroken,'._lsienttat snit turnt, Atitthis finderti
distorted, hi entered the, illaza, pr r etnpitimetrer
when hs,was to suffer denth,. He allowed
self to betied...,t0A64: 4 4. 1 44. 1 , the eta
cross, sad showed no waveringoineign of tor ,
rot, in the tight of eq the tclilue'S the `memo,
ry whereof alone sudicient cause grent
terror and' emotion ; but" he bore them all with
out ffinching; In the presence of The whole
city, in- the same Manner in Which he'had
dured his past suffe . rings, and his blood has
sanctified us and our country, sewing the
seeds for feture .martyrs.." Beeause,as grants
and prosecutors of 'the Church are unable to
root out the, seed of tho martyrs, which is
Chris; they •do many times Out down. the
branches and offshots which they see grewing
not-seeing, short-sighted mortals as they me;
that by pruning they increase theirrgrowtit
' Gerard wasllienlied to the stake where - 11 , 4
was to seller death, and therexceutieneriovilli
some treubleoind before his fliee, hroke, in
pieces the arquebus Wherewith' he hath done
this famous 'deed ; nevertheless, he shOwed no
; sign:of 'emetion. ''And he was
!ported in prayer they undreased hlm and ep.
I plied burning hits' of wood to,his flesh; the,
s nell of Which dill pervade the-whole
Atter thls.theexeentioners took some strong
pincers; with which they now seized a piet;
' red-het iron,wltich they applied-to thii taus:
I cies of his arms and and'While they . .
....Vere thus btirning and 'torturing. himilie eon- .
tinned steadfast hi - Pr..yer, and never changed
color, nor did he inove hind fbotc'exeriptlng
that.he raised 'his right hand Mid' Made the
- • .
sign of the eross : on his forehead . , Kitt. great)
appearance reverenee.' After he wits re-
leased from the stake, lie did himself put on I
his clothes, and walked,as well as he wasable I
to the statloit assigned to him. - The I exeCit,i
'donors then cruelly mutilated his bodyiand little:
by little mita hole, in the fork of -a 'Moss, in
his belly, and extracted' his entrails tied his'
heart, the-which were thrown on one side; -
meanwhile his lips never ceased pr.aYing; And
as if his mouth could only speak what was
lirtuous, Lcnewer. - uttereda complaint, _arid
thus, with a color always in his cheek, MIS
great and excellent martyr, Who ,nurist beCome
the_ patron. saint of Iris Country, - lireathed)ds
last, in the hopes of un immortal and - glercous
triumph, on, the 14th July, being the I SaturdaY
before the. eight Sunday - after -Pentecost, half i
mn lieu!. before- toitiday, - on the:self-sante day !
in which tam now inditing this -letter;
- His bead wi,s'aftrrwards cut Offend placed
on the point of a la.::ea baare . it was exposed
WallS of the tity,.wliere it appears more 1
bmrntiful than in.:nylie..ds of living' men: The
body, cut' into '„quarters, was ti
over the Four. and placed the four
:Thus ends this enriteMPorary letter,. which
we haVe extracted from Spanish dtMuineials .
lately published in Madrid.'But it show more
fully the dif.brent modes inwhich crimes are
viewed, When ,the passiore of parties are in a
state of fie:ce excitement, while Gerard was
thus eipiating his gUilt at Delfit;anifeipiring.
amid the curses of the peopte, the C 40115 of
Perzo,genbuseh, Were telebrittit hiS achieve:
meat with k.Soleran Te. Dettorl.
.Protti the Cimiinii:Ati Nunpatreil
A Quaker Wedding.
- Married in this city yesterday,, atalte.
ker meeting llnuse, on Filth street. Mr. Ht.:9.1"
Se jetty. of Ois city, to ll'axnanD.
Lou, of Newport. • :
A large rotilpany assembled at the Unosten
' Winos eliMell et 'the Soeiety - of Friends yes
terday at I i.cieloek, to Witness so unusual an
occurrence rs a quaker wedding. As-the spirit
moved us to be present, we propose, to give a
iles2ription of •the eeremony:-
,It Was a re,gu
-hr monthly meeting of the Friends,- -&• small
though .highly -- rerMieted society,' worshiping
rev, til Al); at the htitk , : :-.hove mentioned,.
NV hen iie.ariived; tap clitireh was nearly filled
with'youni.r . tadies - Whohn.lbepn nttratted there
by euriesliy: .their dresses eontrasthig
htrt;ngly ti•itli'llle st la-r- ,drab of the . , three or
thin. row sof ladiea :orCopying: seats!
on thd opposito sikh• of the house,andfienting
the main audience. -The shad-bellied and `#
. • . •
i t bread-brim; cinielly . tu . to the- seats.• in- 1
' the inen's division of the house, und_dotnalene.
ed their silent i-muminii;:i with their oivnspir-
Jim and'OP spirits of the rinsea - world:; Af
t ter a half hour's profenad Silence; thpro- 'Wad
anthe' 'appearanee Irat'a;iness among
lilliCetafers. iVC Were atetMed at a•WhlSPered
- ,•ennv'ersation country girl :and her
kiiiiivrifig - city •
*hat do.. these weinerr•Wear stith awful I
i•loeking linpnetii for? .-They` loOlt ~.filtei•httlf I
hornet's nest': half CMll..seuttle: . •
-• Hush; that's the quaker Mahlon.'
• 14liire ig.tho pulpit r said -the first irieri.
Honed. - - - •
*The 14u:1k - or's have no pulpits.'
Where is their minister:' •
'They hani no ininister.'- -
Who prenebes then
Ail of tllemi or aiiy of them, jut as pry
happen to feel:-
Why don't the meetingiVn •
Flush ; the meting has been bdrin this
half hcifit.* ' . ,
Wy, nobody liar 'said a.word, and ihoze
men.opposite have got their hats on.
$ vet." wifid; fonebody apaalt etwit,
puivided the spirit moves -them, and they el.
*lva wear their batti in chetch:, -
0;1 know,; they ern waiting for the bride
No indeed;; ihe have been here_ alfan
hour; dok't you sec-them sitting.. directly op•
posite; that handsome _young man in ,g6td
specs and thi lady boil& Idroslrooe4 Plain;
white 1 40.1, , I 4 ,
41 visa to knoiiif Asti 'thenii they don't
look gaskiiiski hit; should like; to knew_
who t A going helztr '
Marry themselves: well, whir in the word
aon't they. begin f. Whit nie: they waiting
Par the spirit to move.'
Another .hrlf hour was passed" in solemn
silence, at the end of which time the brid; and
bridegroom rose, facing the audience, the bridii.;
groom pronouncing the follotiing words:._
AI, in the presence of-God, and or this aa:
semhly, take this *roman 'to be my wedded
wife, promising with divine rcsaistande.
to her a faithful and loving imaband; as long
as wo bath Shall live.'
The bride then in a voice somewhat falter.:
ing repeated s a similar declaration, and both eat
1 Two yOung men of the Society - then. placed
before them a email table_ conteining, a ,hugei
parehine'nt stroll, which they opened, arid b
I presence of the assembly the bride and groom
affixed their - signatures. 'Auelder of the church
then read the document atoudto the audience.
'lt set forth that the parties hadat the regulat
,monthly meeting preeeding signified their in
t tendon of marriage, that the society had ep-
I proved of the same; and that by. s their joint
declarations and signatures they, hrul arrived'
at full accomplishiaint of their intentions'
Ho then stilted that all the Friends were intri , ‘•
Ited to Sign as witnesses aftei the close of ttii
meeting. - : • •
After a few minutes more of silence the
newly married,Conplc,snddenly rose . and left
the church, and were followedhy the Whole
cungregation. Tile audience was well pleased
With the CerethOny, Which we Think was the -
most serisible we ever witnessed.
- - •
A Grate without a llTomlin:Mt - a
The noblest of cemeteries is the ocean: Ita
poetry is, and in human)anguage ever will,be
unwritten. -Its elements of sublimity are Emb'd
jects otreelingi not descriPtion. Its &dor&
like the reflection mirrored' on its waveless bir
sem i danuotjte transferred to relief: Its vast.'
ness, its eternal ileaVings, its,majestieMnsieits
a storm, and its perils, are things whichl hnd
endeavered a thousand times to; conceive; bnif
until I was "omits mighty liosont, looking owl!
upon its moving moentain - wavei, feeling that`
eternity. was distant, field mo tmt, the-thick.'
ness of a single plank. I had tried in vain td:
feel and knew the glories and grandeur Ofthe •
sea: I there first felt what John of Pattnoe
meant when he said of Heaven t•—; - $ There shall
be no more sea.' But there is One element of
inciral.sublimity which impresSes my mind, _
and which I should be pleasedif I could trans,
fer in all its vividness to the minds' of yam'
readers. The sea is the largest of 'cemeteries,
and its slumberers sleep without a monument,
All other graveyards, in all Other lands, show
some symbol Of distinction bet Ween the great'
and the small, the rieh and the I poor; but iii
the ocean cemetery the king end the clowni
the prince end the peasant, are alikeundistin4
guished. The same wave rolls', over all—the
; Same requiem by the minstrelsy of the ocean
is sung to the honor. Over their remains the
same storm beats amt the same sun shines;
and there'unalarked the weak rind the power.
ful, the plumed and the unhonored, will sleep
on until awakened by the same trump whert4
the sea will give up its dead. X thouglit of'
sailing over the slumbering but devoted Cook:
man, who, after IA brief but brilliant , careeri
perished in the President—over the laughterd
Poiver, ivho:went down in the sate ilia"
fated vessel we may have passed,
Iti - that cemetery - sleeps the ;accomplished
and pions Fisher; but where he and thousands
Of otheri - of the noble spirits:of the earth lie,
no one.bin owl 'lad:meth. marble rises
to point - out where their ashes itr'n - gathered of
thero'ver of the good wise can ger
and shed the tear of symPathy. VViin can tell
where lie the tens of thousands of Afrie's
song who perishedin the .'middle
Yetthat Cemetery ha th oraments of Jehovah,
NeVer can I forget my days :and nights as; I
p.asded over the noblest of cemeteries without
a single human monitment.Gi/es. •
Ere ; tho mother . of taortals i Walked and
day, atone and sorrottful, op the. desecratedo4
soil of tho Sinful earth. _ Suddenly she es= -
pied_it rose-tree laden with expanded blots.; _
owls, Whieb, like the blush' of clawn, shed 't
ray, light npon • tbe.greep leaves around
cried she with rapture,' 'Ls it a de4
oeption ? or da I indeed behold even hero
the-loveiy rota of Non? Already' do 'I
hi , etithe froth afar their paradisaical sweet
Hail, gentle type of -innocence and jej ,
Art thou not a silint- pledge that, oven
etnong the thorns of earth; -Eden'ti bappi ,
near :may - bloiiin ?" -Surely ft: !o - bliss sS*ert
to inhate the pure fragrance 'of thy flow!
era!" , -: • -
Even while she .was speaking, with bor
joyous gaze bent npnii the profusion ofroses,
there sprang up. a light brecie which stirred
the-boughs ef the 'tree; andlo I the petals
et - the full- blowWftqwera Silently detached
themselves and sunk upon the ground,—
Eve-etelaimed with a sigh,- 'Ails ! ye , are
also children of death 1: 1-read your mean..
ing=-,types of,etti-thly joys,' Anti in mourn
ful sitenee'she looked upon the fallen leaves.
Seen, however; did a gleam of joy lightoct
up her nonntenance while alio - spoke, saying s
ehillyonzblossoms,so long to they are
enfolded in the bad, be untoline types of
holy innoeoncej. - .
Men we think; thitt; every lionsimight be
cheered by intelligente„dbfritefestednesp, and,
refinement, and theti i!metriber, In' how. many
!louses the high powerti and:affeetions of bu.
mae 12ettap,,Yet:ir - buried Itt- taints, what a
derkitetaltatban 071 Oast':