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'heti gie twilight weeria 'oeatli. her azure veil,
And th'e sweet „ flowers 'sigh, as the day grows
Then an angel:CM:Os on her silver wings,
And a kolde p harp in' her hand she brings;
Soft, sweet and low, . -
Rich . numbers flow, • '. -
And I hush my breath while the angel sings I
Oh ! the love-rays fall from her dew-lilled eye,
Like the lsoft star beams from the• twilight sky,.
And she fans pip brew with her fragrant. wings,
While She, gently it t rikes on the golden strings ;
Soft;sweet and low, . • •
Rich numbers flow,
And I pep. for joy while the angel sings !
Like tlie Soft, south wind when_ ho woos the
• dowers, -
Like dip glad bird's note in his lorelwreathed
Like :t e thrilling-sigh of the wind's harp-strings,
Are ths rapturo,tones that the angel sings ;
Soft; sweet and low, .
Glad br-eathings flow,
Arid I $ ream of lore, while the angel sings...
Like the plaintive voice of the moaning pine,
.Like the wild, wild.wail of the heavingrbrine, .
;Like the groans that sweep on the night 7 wind's
• • wings, . • -
nib strange sad song that the angel sings . ; ,
• • • Dark; deep.and lotv, .
Sid meanings" flow, ' '
fled k weep o'er the lost while the angel 'sings!.
Then x lofty strain on the rich harp swells; •
And the sonl.efhliss in its riusic d 3vells : • !
And the tick el song o'er the / t.rloWing!strings
•Flows fresh arsfi fi• :e ft om the Efivil ' springs;
• ; ! Soft, sweet - and low, • !:
! Rieh brenthinrs 11,w,
A n d dr(rt of ! lleay.-.41 chile the na r•l.sint+s!
The Pea.calst's Cot.
'On my, last voyage•to Bristol. , ow '
of the ship took me - . The u - dio,le
cargo belnn't t'o tioriyand the y not Only
t;) do sil7lie business in England, but.
they alsr_s.l:a4 a desire - to travel some. Be . -
Sides the three owners I had four passenger's
in OAc abin The•pasqage . from New York
to England . oa'that oecasion was the most se
vere and stormy I ever made. I have' erperi
enced heavier storms but never such con:in
-tied hard syeather.„ - The old ship' was 'on -a
Strain the whole of'the time. apt though .1.
tun her, into riiJ Avon without loosing a life
sear, vet she had received
much daint4t. iierifiaminast was sorun •
her rudder damagpd, ter tlmuers stratneg,' .
andiforlthedast week thn pumps had to be
kept going all the time: owners, passed ;ere,
officers and all doing their share of
the - brakes: •
As soon as we,could Eet the cargo out,the
ship waitauled into the dock for repairs,and
we pund,.upoo _examination,' that it would
be a week before ishe could fit for sea, and if
Ole had all The repairs which' she absulutely
neelled.,it would fake her nearer two weeks.
A cor - the jot:4.4o l nd one of
I had heard much of Salisbury Plain. The
_famous Stone.henge was there, and there
were thiee.othar relics tf Roman and British
atiquities. , Accordingl • to Salisbury Plain '1
resolved to go. Wheal werif on board the
ship to 'make. arrangements with the: owner
who had remained there, I found one of the
passengers just leaving. His name was Na
than Leman. He WAS a young man, not
more than-thirty years of age. and I' suppos
..ed him from his features and idiom, to an
, I told hinkl was going to Salisbury, 'and
he informed me he was going the same way.
Leeman had been intending to tdke the
stage to Devizes, and thence to take - w . Ome of
the cross coaches; but I had resolvedo take
a horse and travel where, and how, aid when'
I pleased, and he liked the plan so , well that
he went immediately and bought him a good
'horse and 'saddle. •
It was about the middle of the fdrenoon
svhen we set out, and I found that Leeman
intended to visil the curiosities with and
then keetton towards London, by the : ?way of
Andover and Chertaey, he having sent his
baggage on 'ahead, to Salisbury by th"e great
mail route, which ran many miles of the
.ray.. I found, my companion-excelM_ t com
pan and on the way he told me some pass
ages frm his 'own life. Ile was li.orn in
England, but this was the first time ; he had
-been in the kingdom since he was - fourteen
y ears o f a ge ; 110 I was led to infer - 4hat at
that titai3 he ran away from his parents.
last six years of his residence in • the
taltol. States ho hid been engaged itt Wes
t e rn l a rd sp ,sculations, and he was nol in
' --- , n,dently rieL
dither Qt. Bradford, a la* man
-We too_ 1 -51 es southeast tfßath
ofictureitig ton. .., es „.7e rested. we set
.aud Nun as oar
‘ nf thy' after
.out agaid. Totards - the and
Boon the sky, -began to grow ch.
N•• e had promise of a storm. By five
the great black clouds'wete piled up in)/eav,
masses, snal it began to thunder.
'Minster we had taken the direct ro ad r - fo
Amesbury, a distance of fourteen tnilesar.d
when this storm had el4sed upon us, We.`w,e.re
about half way between the two places. I
was in no particular. .hurry, and so I "Ad no
;desire to, get wet, I proposed 'we should stop
at the ftratplace we came to. In a few mo-
Meats more we came to a point wherev.stnall
cross road . turned off to the 'right, and`:where
a guideboard said it, was .five miles to Dept
I proposed that we should turn into th is
byway and make for Deptford inn as fast as
possible, and ins 'companion readily cousent
el. We had gone a mile when the' . great
drops of rain began to fall;,but as go:id for
tune would have it, we espied a small cot
!age not more titan a furlong ahead, through
a clump of populara. We made foie this
Place, and reached it before we got *4,6
There was agood sizod barn on the prikiaises
and a long beep -shed cotineeted it wigai the
'house. Beneath this shot) we rode} and just
at liberty, and I be-
• ;cce Mace to, visit.—
as we alighted, an old man came. out. We
told'him.wc' had got caught in _a. btortuoint,l
- Mtn if lie could accommodate us ovei:
ile..told us that we. should have-]the
bit hislunible place could afford, and that
if we would put up with that, we . 81101114 ke
As soon as the horses were taken care of
we folloled the old man into the house.. He
was a gray headed man, certainly :ow the
down hill side of three score, and his form
was,bcnt with hard work.. His countenance
was naturally kind and benevolent, but there
were other marks upon hiS brow ,
of old.ago.. The moment I saw him I knew
ho bad seen much of suffering. It was a
teat room \ `to,which we were led, a 14-ing
rOom, yet free from dirt and clutter. An old
woman was just building a. fire for supper,
and as we entered she rose frn her. work.
'• Some . travelers,. wife, caught in the show
er,'Said the old man:
Surely gentlemen, , you're welcome ; ' the
woman said,in a toneso mild and free jthat
I. knew she spoke only ,the feelings of her
It's poor fare we can -give ye, but the
heart of the giver must e'en-make - up for
I . k_thanked the good people; and told them
,pay them • well for all they did fur
. 3 Speak notlo pay,' said . the Old -woman
taking her teat kettle from the bob, and hang
ing it on the crane.
• `.Stop, wife,r uttered the s old man tremu
lously. Let not your heart TuriAway :with
ye. It the good gentlemen have to spare out
of their abundance, it- becomes not such r : suf
ferers as we-to refise: 1.
I saw the woman -place her apron t.t her
eves but she made no riTply:The door eloie
.bY the fire place, stud partly open, and I
saw in the rotsnr beyond a bed, and I: tlas
sure there was some it.--..1r0.1kt.d the
old man if he . ha'd _
Yes, with Es yid 'hake a th. ;
My pour-boy hits been i, reat
whiie. Ile's the Only child 4. l,, ve _ t h e %„i v
hell :•rthe little h e ' s I,,, e ;&,i c i;
spriniz and 'sturmer. l'%
.cate of the sheep, I :Att 1 -, :titihrtit plant. rlt's
littid,. but we de:_ift.dit,pair. My' good %N
-Gc bless ' , :er—sliareA th:Y- trial with me':-and
she takes the lare;ei share.'
4 No; . iso, John, ddn't sity so,' uttered the
No woman could (1 . 6. the,. work- I , you
. ' I don't mean to tell. too nittell, ' Mar Ware:, , 'undisturbed.'
i but you only have kept me tip„' i ' But I have no suiet.v oflanv .pay for the
• A call from the Sick room, took-the IWife ' l , future. A month has . alre:n.ly run on an un
away, and theold man began to - A‘ltone in 1 paid term.. •• . - - 1 :
anso:er tamp - questions some of tin.: pei:ttiliar-, 'lt is right you should I have your •-• pay,
sties of_ the great. Plain, for, we were on it. surely.. Come to morrow, 4r, and .I will ar,
. 1 fanild him Well Liformed-and in- i .range it with You' —only lellve us now.' •,
teiligent. . .•• 1 Mr. Vaughn. cast one -g r lance about the
At length the table was .set cut, theOlean - /room, but without speakint!l farther .he, left,
white cloth spend, and'-were invited to ;it I and,,the itii,:Lir l i .a.i, to follt.iw I him, without
up.. \\- -.Lad excellkit„llvhite. bread; west: 'unclog done anything to learn a: fen. AS
I butter, sorne white stewed damsons and'a : elik
~ - : ,),,ti as they were gone, the old man stai c ted
Li taiet:trifle:4. There iveret- no, - exctnykLitii :Iti - bis feet. . - ,
1'a , 4_01 , 0 , giei—oplY the f o od, wa.s., bcfor i e,.q 4 .' 1 , 9 . 7::z.--•*kr.' he et tered r tuttonfrl t ito-iz i l 14,,,, , nnn,
4 1 4
C - IL tl t gi'll to Hey, ourseites. 1, , t,.. ‘., i _ w la: means LIII., . 1.10 VO . [Milli I can e v--,
'were eating, the rain - eeased 'falling. bat I . er pay you back again'?' 1 . - • _ • .
weather .was. by no means clear, tit& jolt* as I Sometime you can, returned my . conman
we moved from the table a gleam of gOlden •
light shot through the window from the set
ting sun:. , - -
_ :It may have been half an hour after iii . i.—..
;it was not more - than - that—when a I warron
I drove up to the "door, in which" were I,two
Imen. Tlie - ohl man had just come . from the
barn : and it was not so 'dark but‘ we could
the faces of the - entn the wagon. - They
were middle- aglYl,men one of them habited a
, sort of jockey hunting garb; and the Other
dressed in black ; clothes • with that ,Pecnliar
style of lint andlcravatwhich marks theNitii
,c-er. I turned towards. Oul'host for the inir
pose of - asking if he kneiv 'the 'new comers,
and I safe. he was very paleand trembling.-
4 Jo w: deep groan escaped him, and in;a :no=
ment snore his wife tnoved,tO his side,and put
iher arm about - his neck.' She had -been 'trem
bling, but that groan °liter 'husband's'seem
ied to call her to herself. : - ' '•
I - ' Don't fear, John,' she softly said. -' They
I cant takeaway our love nor 'our souls. Vbee . r
UP, I'd hea support to ye„" John, when all
a , .• ~
else is gone."
A tear rolled down the old man's cheek,
but when nriother,started he wiped it away
and having kissed his wife, 'be arose from his .
chair. Just then the, two men entered: He
in the jOckey boat camel first,' and his ::eyes
rested on' Leeman and myself.
-' Only ,some . travellera Mr. Valle: an,' said
our host.' - i - •,, .
' So Mr.Naughan turned his gaze else Where
. about the room; and at I length it, was fixed
upon the old man: !
' Well, said be,.. - what abont the- rent,'?' '
' We hasn't a penny lotit yet sir,'.atniwer
ed the host trembling. - • . _ -•"-
- ' Not a penny! . Then show'!! you pay. the,
twenty pounds r•• -
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.`Twenty pounds r, murmured the old', man
_* - Alas‘; I cannot pay. it.-, You.
know he was to have, carried the' rent.if he
had been well. , .- :•• I' -- :
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•- ' I dotit knew i anytbing about it,' TetUrned
the landlord doggedlY—for Mr. Vaughan
. owned the little . farm, its afterwards appeared.
All I know is, that yoU have had the house
'and land, and that for ;two whole years you
haven't paid me aren,nyl, You know I, told:
you a month ivi that you "should have: just
one more to pay, 'tine. • The.:nenth was - up Jost
Alight. Can von pa y Me ?" 4 , . .
No, 110 , - - -.0 ,! od,k.:tows rean't:
Alen you mu t.le4Ye the house.
, .. 4- When ?' - • '
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'To-night,' : - - ~ L.
‘ YOu * (fo* nOtTmean s that.. You will not
' , t, so ' , "4 11 4 1 .Y - 1 -- ! •
turn us o.
a„ ho ur onr ~artitioq What dO you
Oat Upon , „ , t.'...-
noticit * i a Month
mean by that I ~. A. ..." 1. .. 4,4 4 "; d,
4 do von suppose I-
IlrrO. How lonm a notifs . -
v -, n i n
give I If you havn't hail. tit,: ~-. i: , croak to.
move, then YOU most lookout to. the 4 -7”' •
quences.. To-night you More! If y6O" *a . Ft
a shelter you may go MO the old house ,by
th e horse pond.' 1 .. ', ' - 1 -.• -* •., .
'But, there is . not a windOw in it.' 1 •
• ' Beggars shouldn't be - choosers, remarked
Mr. Vaughan. - If it hadn't:: been for hunting:
up the 6.lfteer, I Should have been .
morning.'' ~But 'tian'tmylault. T can
haven good tenant right Off; s,inct he - siapts
the house 4.6 morrow. . Bothers is not a sword
to be said. I shill take your oowiand"Slieep :
and if they . go
,for more thftn'tlieuty pounds
.after taking out the expenses, you' shall have
'the balance back' ".
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"- g f'
led t i'mensent. l half
• The poor peasant a o half
wildly, Into the Jendlnrd's *mend theneink
4. - WEEKLY3OURNAL7-DE* . OTED TO POLITICS, NETS, LITERARE
T'U, AGRICUVEURE, Sc £E, AN I 'D MORALI-TY.
into a chair, Aid covered faco with his
• My cows!
. :my sheep ;' lie groaned . .spas
modiely.' kill mend have done with
'.ln God's nitme, Mr. Ntaughan,' cried :-the
wife; 4 . spat'Ast them. We will work with
all our might Until_ we pay yOu every far
thing, but do not take away our very means
of life. My poor boy wil die ! 0, you are
rich add . we are poor.'
' Nonsense,' . uttered the unfeeling man.---
I'm.used to such stuff,/I make a living by
renting my farms, and this farm.is one of the
best I have.. A good main can lay up more
than ten 'pound's a year here.
' But we have been Nick urged the wo
"That isn't My fault.. 4( you are paupers,
pan know whereto get taken- care of. • Now
I don't Want another worl . Oat you go to=
_night, unless you pay me wetity pounds, and
your cows and Isheep - 'go too.' •
I was just orbtho point rof •turning to ru s e
companion to ask him if be would not help
me make up thAt sum, fora was determined
:that the poor folks should !not be turned out
thus. The woman had.sunl . : down and she'
too had Covered her face,_With herThands.--,
-At that moment Nathan:lieetnau sprang to
-his feet. His face was very- pale, and for the
first time I saw that tears had been running-.
down his cheek 4..
'Look, ve, sir,' said he, Vaughn, how•
much . do these people owe ;you V
' Twenty 'pounds, - retitirtbd he, regarding
.bilinterlocutor;shatplw, vi .
' And when did Brix amount come due in
the year .
.due one mo'nth ago. Thee rent
.pounds, but I allowed fourpounds
for buil‘ling a bridge over the river.
.. , trots s the.•bill.:
The man pulling out a large leather_pock
ell,ook, hem it took a bill. ,
.It was recetpted.
Leeman took out his purse and counted out
twenty-golden sovereigns. I He handed them
to the landlord; and tools bill
I believe that settles Old matter,' my com
paniOn said, exerting all hi.s power to'.appear
' Yes. sir,'
reiurned . VatiOn, gazing upon
the man wlioyad•gis en the money to see if
he was in eailitst, anti turninw to to the win
dow to see if the gold was )ILre.. Yes, sir,'
he repeated, This makes it all right.'.'
Then I suppose we can Iretnitin here now,
, ion. . - I. ,
j .` Yes—yes; John," said th 4 wife, sometime
le,we' shall Surely
_pay him. I .
Alas ! when?' • . • • • -
`,Any time within. month will, answer,'
said Leeman. 1
' Both of the old people leeked agitasti
• ' Oh ! yon; only planted ,more misery for
us, kind sir,' cried the old Man. • We could
- have borne to be stripped i - tf. our goods by
the landlord, better than we scan bear to rob
a noble friend. Bou must take our stock—
•Qur cows and sheep? 1:- - - 1
• But not yet,' resumed Leeman. I have
another way. Listen : o:iee-you had a boy
—a'wild, reckless waywardlchild.
' Yes,' murmured tile (MI man.
' And !what became of hijn r
For some Moments the. father was sil Iv ..
but at length said : .l
• - •
' ' Alas ! he dell from home long years a .!.-;
One .night-we live. then }far off here;
Nostharnptonshire— y .boy- joined witira
lot ()faller youths, most of them older than
himself, and went! into the r•)rk of Sir Thom
Boyle and: carried away • two deer. He
was detected, and to escape punishment he
iled-!--and I have—not—seen him since.---.
But Sir Thomas would not! have punished I
him, for he told me so afterstards:
' And tell me, John Leeman, did.yOu never I
hear from that.:boy l' - i
.• • Never!' answered the old man. '
As soon as f!' heard .my companion pro- I
noniaeo the:old man's name,* truth flashed!
'upon me in an instant : andi I was not alone
in the couyietion. The qui4 heart of • the
mother caught the spark of, hope and love..
At that moment the ire upon ' the - Wank!
blazed up; and as•the_light poured' out into,'.l
rootri,my,companions face . was fully revealed.
The woman arose and " walV.d towards hitn'
She laid terliand upon his ead, and trerw
bling she Whispered : • i
' For the: love of Heaven, don't deceive me.
But speak to me—let me cap you—Nathan
—Nathan ' Leemcin P ; • 1 .. •
' And I should - answer ' for that . is my
=came I' spoke the man'startiiig up.
. ' And whatwould you calf me,' the. wo .
inaegasped. . , -
, Iflr MOIIIER V . • • .
the firezgleamed more br ghtly Upon the
hearth, and _saw the. aged 'woman upon the
boson] of-her long lo • st boy. - j, And then I saw
the father;totter up and join dicta—and /
heard m Amin red! Words - Of - blessing and joy.
I arose and . •lipped out-of the room . and went
to the barn `;_when I got theke I took out my 1
handkerchief and wiped the t tears. from - my
.cheeks. '' •: I
• It was,anhour before I retuned, and then
I found all calm and•serene;
_save that the
mothei was still weeping, for the bead of her
returned 'son was resting upon her Shoulder,
and her arms about his Heal; Nathan arose
as I entered, and with a smile he bade me be
- ' you know as well as I c4n tell you.—
wh o ; we first stopped here I bad no idea of
I went away
tt e n i f f. 3 , ll3 ea i rs ' f ? a re :o . . i l l f e o f r t tl w i l 4 i in.Kingsthrope
o u f hi c k ou n me ow ; but
me.j upo wi n s - h t ed he
i lC he e tn n.
But front fourteen to thirtylS a changing pc
'riod. - I think God sent me. hero," he added
in a lower tone, 'for only think whit eitri 7
OM circumstances had combined-to bring me
to:this cot. .
-It did truly!seetn as -though siote power
higher than our own Jill brought 1121
-about.- But sit all mots Asko was a 'higher
Ventroft, 3ftspeljaitna `Countn, - Vennia, C4tlfsttan Ntorning, Dag, 22, lOU. '
power thought of tliiit night heneeth the
peasant'i humbleicot, for God was praised
amain and again.:
On the following morniug.l resuaied my
journey alone,'but had • to promise that I
would surely call thero again on my Lreturn.
I went to SAlesbury,. from thence to Win
chester, and thence-to Pourtsmouth, to see
the great ships of*ar. L . returned to ',the cot
ineight.days, and : Spent - a night there.i Mon
ey sotne'.strange charms, for it bad
not only given the poor peasant a sure home
for the rest ofbis life, but it had brought
health back to th sick boy. An experienced
physician. from Salsbury had 'visitedbitti,and
he was now able tO be about. I 'remained
long enough to know that an earthly heaven
had,grown up in that earthly cot. Nathan
told me he had over a hundred thousand dol
lars, and that he should take his parents and
brother to some luxurious home when he
Could find one to his taste.
That was several•years'ago, I have ,receiv
ed several letters feotn:him sitice, until .he i s
settled down stiburbs of Bradford On
the banks of the lower Avon, where he has
brought a largo sliate in several of the cele•
brated cloth factories in that place, and I am
under a solemn pri,, mise.to visit him, If I ever
land in England again. . 1
Adams atisd Bonaparte.
Only two years after the birth of John
Quincy Adams, thhre appeared on ',an island
in the Meaerraneau Sea, : a Human '-Spirit,
newly born, .etahwed With equal genius,
without .the regulating qualities of Justice
and. Benevolence, Which Adams possessed to
suctt an eminent 4gree. .A like career open
ed to. both f.--41cau,.:Iike Adams, a subject of
a king-=the child :of
.more genial skies, lihe
him 'became in eat ly:life a patriot and a citi
zen of a new and great Bepubli6. Like Ad
ams, he lent his service to the State in prec
iousl'outh, and inlits•hhurof.need,i and won
its confidence.. 134 r, unlike Adams,; he could
not wait the dull dhlays of slow, and laboii
ous, but sure' advai ebtnent. lle,sought pet
er by the hasty road -that lead+ through fields
of earnage,.ao bei became, like 'A - dams,,a
Supreme Magistrate, a 'Consul. But there
were other Consuls' p He waS not cOnient.: l
He thrust thew asi4e,and . ,was Consul aloe.
Cons;ilar power was too. short. lie fought
new battles, and torts Consul for life. ilia
Power, confesselily• derived from the People,
must be exercised I,'n obedience to their will,
and must be resi„;no to a/env:tog:tin at least
in death. He was not content?,-
ted Europe afresh, ii subverted th-e Republic,
.ituprisoned the Patihrich who hte , jded over
Rome's eumliteliti ye See; and obliged-him
to pour-'n his head the saercd. i 1 that made
the persons of king4divine, nail their : fights
He wits anEmig:for. Rut he saw around
hi t i l a Mother. bryli i ters and sisters-, 114 nanO•
ho.e h Lain e:tuti.t remind ett an d
t hAt q fiev.,!,av Wm :es Phot4tets
he had no heir to iv,ait impatientior the int
petial crown. 'He scourged _the earth again
and again. Foriutitt smiled, on him even in
his wild extravagantie, Ile bestowed King
doms and hincipaliter s on his kindred—put
away thi devoted :Arlie' 'of his youthful' days,
and another, a dauetter of Hap-burg's impe.
rial house joyfully nceepteki his proud alli
ance. Off-zprin7 41;iddene.tl his an iciotis sight;_
a dihdem was praced on its infant ltrow, and
'it received.* botn4ge of princes even in its
cradle. N'N• he was . indeed a Monarch—a
legitimate,. Monarch—a Monarch! by divine
appointment—the first of an endlesS success
ion of M4archs Whb held' sway in the, earth.
He was not content—he would reign with
his kindred alone. He' gathered ;new and
greater armies from - his own land—from sub
jugwed lands. He called forth the young
and the brave—one from every houSehold—
from the Pyrenees 4f the Znyder Zee-'-Lfrom
Jura to the Oceans He marshalled them in
to long and majestih columns, - and Went forth
p seize that Universal Dominion which seem
ed alit:lost within hi grasp. But . Ambition
had teinpted fortune.too far. :rhe natiVus of
the earth resisted, rebelled, pursued, surroun
ded him. The peivant was citric& T 41.,
Crown fell from his ipresumrltious head:'.• The
wife who had widdtd him -in his pride, for,
cook him in the hour When fear came upotk
him. His child was ravished froM his' sight.
His kinsmen Were degraded to 'their_ firSt'esr . !
tate, and he was no )utiger air Emperor, no?
Consul, nor gemral, ! not even a citizen, bat
an exile.and a prisoner on a
the midst of the wild Atlantic, .
Discontent attended him them, The way
ward man frettud out a few long'years of his
yet unbroken :liantMed, looking otf,- At the
earliest dawn, mttd itr the evening's' twilight,
toward that dlitam World that had just elu
ded his grasp.: Isis heatt was :corrodtd.—=
Death came, net unlOpked for, though it came
even then- unwilcomoi. He was stretched on
his bed withir the tort that constituted his
prison. A feiif:ist and faithful friends stood,
around, with' tte guards . who
the hour of relief 'from... long and wearied
watching• was, At heed. As_ his" strength
wasted away, !delirium. stirred, up his brain
from its long aid in glorious inactivi ty.' The
Pageant of iinbitioh returned. • lie . was
again•r s Lieutenant, &consul; an Emperor of
France. Ho lifted i again the . throne of
Charlemagne.; His ltiudred. pressed Around
him, again here -inv4ited him with the prom--
pous pageaniti of It6"yalty. The datighter of
the long line 0" kings again stow] by his side
•and tit‘ 3untti f face, of. his (4441 shone out
frombeneathAti I.lhdeni that 'encircled his
flowing locks.; The marsisaii of the-Empire
awaited 'llia ernmand. The lekicnis Pf the
Old Guard wie in the flel.l„alid their scarred
faces rejuvemied; and their ranks. thinned in
many battlesi, replenislyA, liessi.l, Prussia,
AuStria,. Deniark, and England, gathered
their mighty fists te give them I.l;st t',..e. Once
more hotnonted Os itamtent charger, and
. rushed forth Io cOnquest.'.P Ills waved his
sword aloft, a 4 cried, "Tete d'Armee." Tha r
fevm•ish . visinibrolte, the.intiC'kery was ended.-
The':_allyer.ohiti Was loosely!, and the war
rior pl i backlpon• his bed_ a lifeleSs corpse.
Thu) 'w:a's thAtil of Etsra. The Corsican
vat not cont 4. A • ,
, i --'-- 1 - ti 4 v .
10, • , .
.4,.. , ^- •
. • .
rir A. cot , ed preacher _eloquently told
I l ls goo ,' bre n "they. would mount 'on
weagle's in lt d sore to de land ob cat fi sh.
and'eals, wh ' 'de . graby nine down, - bok
Odin yer trio ! Yea , verily,.ds•day , will corn
whop you all ill mount on de weagle's logs,
and play un harp ob a thousan' striae!'
.(xtl t a it tiful
WOOING: • , 1
1 BY, ANNE A
".Ha; hi! the woo.iiieet i
When first, pone twice twelve tnonths ego,
Sweethenrt, I sought to' win . Ow, :
It seemed an . arigel-apirit bright
Had its abode within you.
How anxiously; how earnestly,
With what a pained delig4t,- E '.
I watched t i d. catch a single look
From eyes so pure and bright..
And when Itfound their gentle glance
So oft open Me fell, • • •
Xy heart th'retib'd with a strange, deeP joy,
These lipe can never tell I
And yet, our, love's true course scarce itow'.
So smoothly as it ought;
For,. as there was nonght else to ye:,
Wo our Own-Vorture wrought.
You sometimes worn a mask of pride,
Yet your 'fond heart shone thiough it ; -
Or_tried to 104 40 cold and calm—
But ah ! youlcuuld not do it. •
f, too, was•••:-if-the, truth be told—
A nizard stianffe • who raised • ;
Spectres, whose unreal shapes of fear;;
Had well.:niih made him crazed.
My wooed and wont I Often think,
As in thesO: days departed,
The angel litA.rs with you still,
My true pnirsiagle•hetirted. I .-
-Those wooing days were pleasant day,
H.:spite their fear an doubt;
But 'these 'are lit With love's pure rays,!
Which Time shall ne'er putout'
..A. g'oe's Death and Burial.]
113 NeW York • Woman's Temperinice
'per (a spirited little monthly, editedi by
Mary U. Van" han) gives the following ist:
inent by Dr. Snodgrass, formerly of Bi
pure—wl.ne!Mr. - Poe entered the sp
world : 1
(in a ! chilly and wet November, after
I received :i note,statinv, that. ' a man, !
E. ‘,..eri ill to tlie naine- of Edgar Allen poe,'
I claimed to ;;:now the was at a drinking hell
in LeMbard Street, Baltimore. in a mat 1
.and great. destithtion
repaired irr niediately to the spot: It•wa.
election day. Whep I entered the bar-r
of the house I instantly recognized -!the
of one will:qui l t had often seen and knew -: '
althoughiti wore an aspect of Yacanti stnP
ty which niate me shudder:. The intell
t L ausli.-01-41k4rallizA1421 it 14ted, or-rsi ,
oeen enencue,u in. tue nowt 1 .- runt:lire - .
capricious forehead of! the autintir - lif ,‘•
Raven,' as yon have appropriately desigx
ed hiin, wai4 still there, with a width, in 11
region o f id_ lity . , such as few men have '-e __ ,
.1 Out perhaps I would not have so
recognised him had I not: been noti
fied of his apparel. tIiS hat, or rather the
bat of somebody - else, for. he had evidently
been robbed ilf his clothing, or cheate in
exchange, vvas a cheek) palm-leaf one,.wit out
a band and, soiled ; hiA coat, of commo at.
alpaea, and eVidently 'second hand;' nd
his pants of:grey-mixed cassimere, dingy nnd
badly. fitting.ii He Wore neither vest onneek-'
cloth, if I remember aright while his shirt
svai sadly MuMpled and soiled. Th wa.sl so'
utterly stupified.with liquor that I thougl t it
best not to seek recognition or con Versa ion .
especially as ho was surrounded by a cr wd
of drinking Men, actuated by idle ,euri4ity
' rather thanlsympathy. I immediately order
.ed a room fueliim, wirers he could tas.'m*
fortable until it got - word to his relatiYes T ---
for there were ijeveral in Baltimore. :Just at
that inomentone or two of the persbris refer
red to, getting information of the case rirrir
ed at the spot. : They declined to take pri
-vale care of him, assigning as a ,reason, that
he had bad lie , en very abusive and .ungrate
ful on former occasions,- when - drunk ;nnd
advised that he be sent to abospital.!lle was
accordingly Placed in a coach and conveyed
to the Washington Hospital, and placed an
der the care'of the competent !and . - attentive
resident physicians of that institution: • S - cil in
sensible was he, that we had to carry hirri to
the carnage, 'as if a corpse.; The muscles of
articulation seemed paralyzed to speechless
ness; and Mere incoherent mutterings were
all that were !'heard.
. He died in' the hospital,_ after some lhrel or
four days, during which, time he enjOyed pn
ly occasional : and fitful seasons of! consciOus
nets.. IBA iliSease, as will have been 1 . antici
pated, was Mania a role--a disease Whos4i ft- •
mile is aliiiiy mo il fearful -in its- -maniacid
th n . m. ni
fe.stations. - 1 In. one Of his mere lucid ts
when asked! by the physician whether be
would l'ke to see his friends, he exclaim -:
Friend! MY best friend would be he woold
'take a piste6yid blow Out my : brains, arid ;
thus relievel the of my . agony' These Were
among 'h is' ' l
st words.' . , . . , .
So much ; Or! the manner of the *all of
Edgar A. Poe. It has not been called foth
by anything fin your wonian's Temperance
Paper,' butlin other papers that have !Pub
lished a staternent hinting that lie bid died
' by his own hand.' i
Now for the manner of his burial
' The remains of the author of' Thj Relic( n'
do not lie tneUldering in a corner of die Pot
i Field, itt 'Baltimore.' The truth, as I
re ,,zirked, i bad enough,. and discreditahle
enoug h t o :,;!s, relatives, not to say the City
where be tlied. lie was interraci in an 4 11 1
Presbyterian burying ground it; (iree Rtrpet
whi c h has not been nouoli _used . fortii:; o 3'
yeam Oil l a Portion of it e'ehureh hits iiOne
been emoted, but not over his grave. 2ati i he"
removal of the dead, which will soon or A
,bable. th bo es
ter take place, it is quite pro
of 4 Poor Poe will be collected among the -
mains of the 4iendless and unktipwo, a nd e
moved beyend recognition, for dpthin rbu a
couple of pine boards were-- plteed at is
grave, in lieu] of grave -stones,. : BEI tworee
than this, andi far more disoredabla to relate
there were no:planks placed over the col i t, t.
axis usual in gall 4 decent burials,' - ad
earth was thrawaAireetly upon it.. . 1 . ,
4 . This wee* harrowing . airommitaacte Ito
my. feelings Ihe impreasioa °tit has' sloW,
er Imo *need from my memory. pea now?
Such were the feelings which -the Aincri
can volunteers, and the few; Texans • ariiong
them greeted the order to form into line..
The line was formed and then •brolielitnto
two columns, when every initument of Music
iii the Mexican host soundedi merry is4rch,
and they moved away with a quick stepnyer
the prairie towards the west.,
Five minutes afterwards,' a singular ',ilia
. occurred,between the two leaders of
the .front columns of the prisoners : il ---
' What makes you walk so latne,Col. Neil f
Aro you wOunded I' asked a tall, hand4orrie
man, with bliie: eyes, and bravery ilasaing
forth in all their beams. •
' Col. Fannin, I walk lame to keep' ;Om
being wounded ; do you comprehend i re
plied the other • with a laUgh, and tu - h a
laugh amp As ords might describe—it vois so
loud, so luxurious, like the roar of the biJeak
els of a sea of humor, it wig, a laugh of the
inmost soul. . .: •
' Ido not comprehend. - Yon, for I '&44 no.
artist in riddlei, rejoined Fannin, smiling
himself at the ludicrousgaiety of his couhian- .
ion,so strangely ill-timed. , • •
'You discover thati am Ihine in eachl
laid _cor, NeiLepliog , flown: et, the esti
• rs• indiented,and - municking tile inoveents
_of et, •000fiewod e rill pl .1, as-le iatigheßl lohder
than'ever. '.And yet, he added, in a Whis
per, ' I have neither the rheumatism in *my
knees, nor corns on my toot, but I have,l two
big revolters in my boots!' 1
That is a violation' of the treaty by Which
we agreed to deliver up, our arms, 'Col. Tan
nin mournfully suggested. •
You Will see, however; that I shall 'need
them before the sun is an hour high,' replied
Neil. -' Ah! Fannin, you do not. know the
treatehe7 of these base Mexicans.' .
At the instant the sun rose in a sky Ot ex
traordinary brilliancy, and a million - of flow
er-cups flung their rich odors abroad over tiev
green prairie, as an. offering to the lor4l, of
light, when the mandate to' halt' was given
by one of Santa Annna's Aids,, and` the ''two
celumns of prisoners were broken up ; arid
scbttered over' the plain,. in small hollow
sqUareA, encircled on every side by Mexican
infantry and troops of horses,., With,loetled
muskets and drawn swords., And thenrame
a in omen tary pause, au;Win its stillness; i and
disturbed only by an occasional shriek of.
terror, as the most timid among the captives
realized the i.npending storm of fire -end ex;
tinction of life's last hope.
~...- -I . ' - '
And thin the infernal work of wholesale
murder was begun, and' a scene 'ensued such
as scarcely might be matched f t , th e vpryku l .
nalsof hell •hself. The roar of 4musketry
burst in "successive peals like appalling turps
of thunder, but could not utterly drownlthe
prayers of the living,the screams of the w'nuti
ded, and snore - terrible groans of the :41y
Col. Fannin fell among - the first vie:tins,
but not so the giant Neil. With the eider
of the Miixican officer to his men to fire,tlour
hero stooped almost to the earth, go that! the
volley -passed entirely over him. • He_ welted
not for a second; thrusting - a hand • into a
leg of ; each boot, he rose ,ivith a couple ofisix
shogters, the deadly revolvers, and comurne
ed discharging them with tist quick rapidity
of lightning into the very thickest ranks of
his foes. - • 11
Panic stricken with surprise and fear; the
Mexicans recoiled and opened a passe . ge,
through which Neil bounded with the .spring
-of 'a panther•and fled away as if Wings were
tied to his heels, while half a 'dozen hnrsc
-men gave chase. For a ''.while' .it teemed
doubtful whether the giant Colonel wouldl not
distence even theSe, so much had the perils'
of the occasion increased the natural ela4iiei--
ty of his mighty muscles. But, presently A
charger fleeter than the rest might. be ;dis
cerned gaining on his human nye!, audit p
proached so near that the dragoon raised his
sabre for a coup de grace. Neil became '.eort . -
scions of his danger, and hastily slackened
his speed, till the hot stream of smoke- from
the horses nostrils appeared to mingle With
his very,hair • and thee, wheeling suddinlY,
he fired another round from a revOlvet,i and
the ridertumbled from his saddle. The.] Vic—
t;',-2 then renewed his flight. : _ J
-A. mad 0 of grief and rage broke from ,
the musaintag-troopir,PitheY rt'ituessixi Pe
_fate of their comrade, and, its, 4 3 e1 , wee,.J M
ediately evident in, the au melted oil
of their pursuit-4or they g Oped afierrtide
in one . body , therehy greed raiding their
progress, so that Neil-lean .. the timer; ;be-
fore them lie paused not- a toomeet, Init
plunged heedlong.dowe the 4teep bult 4tttn .
the current, and: struck. for the other slk.te.
The - dragoons discharged their "tide arms ;'li
. effeotually, tiind give Over the'ellieee - , i ir. ~ •
In a hew niontieitit'Neil *44 sad as ',pow
AA'heishliistiiiled , Oult b.*** really.
.bont into Jill 14 1 9Intelble ' - toltrtlicet -ef
as I . write this hurried letter, I seem •to hear
the clods rattling upon that unprotected! Cof
fin, in contemptuous derision of the trans
cendent genius of its occupant l It must
have equally so to the two felative , 4l the
single other attendent, besides the• officiating
clergyman, who was himself a relative ofl the
deceased, and who, with the undertaker; the ,
two coachmen, and myself , made up thel ea
fife funeral cortege.' • ;!
T 943 Vitiating liter,. 1!
AN: INCIDENT O. TDE.I.IAL:SACID: LT O.:OLIAD.
It - was the morning of the. 17th of 11Orch;.1
'1836, Aurora, mother of dews •and miatress
of golden clouds, came, as she . almost' lever,
comes to the living scenery of the plaie of,
Goliad--a thing of beauty, queen of the I sky,
on a throne of burning amber, robed ini the
crimson of fire, with'a diadem of purple land
streamem of purple pink; Oh! it was ai
dons dawn for the poet to sing of earthc or
the saint to pray td hwtreu; but poet's Song
nor saint's prayer made 'the matims °fit the
place and the hour. Alas! no: it was a
very-different sort of music.'
A hundred. hoarN drums roared the loud
reveille that awoke, four hundred Texan Ills'.
oners and' their guarcl,four times their t.un
ber of Mexican soldicrsi--the elite of the hief-
Butcher's grand army. ;1
The prisoners were immediately sutnrhon
ed to parade before the post, in the Main
street of the village, and every eye spaikled
with joy, and every tongue utterred the; if--
voluntary exclamation of confidenecl ! and
Thanks, Santa Anna lie is a goin. to'
to 'execute the treaty We shall be shifped
back to the United StattA We • shall, see,
our friends-once more
egumt.i i : : :gow_._ : gt.
laughter, and exclaimed . : ' will kill .E 123 I
just rto see how astonished.the yellow' devils
looked haulwl ley revolver out of my
Such was Col. Tam Neil—pcesessing
fund of humor that no misfortune could ever
exhaust, and.a flow of animal spin*, which
would have enabled' him to dance ",,--on the
graves a all his dearest friends, or to- .lum
sung Yankee Doodle at his own execution..
46 5 he Outlived her trielsduesik°
Not long since a good looking man„ in
middle life, came to our door asking for "the
'minister." When informed that he wait out
of town, he seemed disappointed arid anxious.
L ° Wing questioned as to his, businets,. be
replied : "I
.have lost. my mother, and as this
: place Used to . be her homey and My father
rusts hare, we have , come to lay her beside
Our heart rose • in sympathy, and we said,
'you have met with a great lels." -
Well--yes," replied the strong man, with
hesitancy, " a, mother is a great loss in gen ,
eral; but our mother haaOutlived her-useful
tmy ; she was in her second childhood, and
het mind was grown as weak as her body, so
that she was no comfort to herself, itnii masa
burden. to : everybody. 'There Were seven of
us, sons and daughters; and as we could , riot
find, anybody who wag willin tb board her,
we agreed to keep her among us a year about.
But rve had more than my share of her, for
she was too feeble to be moved :when my
time wakont and that was more-than three'.
months before her death. But then she was
a good mother in hei day, and toiled very
hard to bring us all
Witimut lOoking at the face of the heart-
less man, mx . directed him to the house of a
ueighherlite pastor, and returned to our nur
sery. 4 4 liftazed - on the , merry little .fitces
which singed or grew sad in imitation of ours
—thesellitte ones to whose- ear :no Word in
our language is half so sweet its"lfother,"and
we wonde it that day "could ever come,
when - they would say- of us, "She has intik,-
ed her usefuhaess-rshe is 110 comfort
- - to her
self and a burden to everybody else I" and
we - hoped, that before such a (hilt shordd„
dawn, we might be taken to our rest. 'OOI
fortio we should outlive the 'love of our chil l
- 41ren1 - .llnther let us die while our heart:lira'
a part of their_ownii.lutt our grave may be
watered - with" Theirteari, and our love bilked
with their hope of heaven.
When the bell tolled foi the motherlibttri
al; we went - to the sanctuary to pay our only
token of respect to the a p o-ed stranger ; fur we
felt that Ive could gike her memory 'a Jeer,
even though ; bar own children bad none to,
"'She sins a g•ood mother in her day, and
toiled hard to bring tip—she was- no
comfort to herself, and a burden to everybody
eked V' These. cruel,.heartless words' rang in
our ears as we saw the coffin :borne •up the _
aisle. The bell toted. and loud, until ••
its iron tcngue had eltrorucled the years of
the toil worn mother. Otie-7-tirthree----
feur—five. flow dearly -and almost merrily
each reeeke tat.i of her . wade maceful sluts ter
in her mother's bosom, and • of, her seat it
siight-fzill on 'her weary father's ;knee.. sie
—nven---eight—nine—ten rangout the tale
of ber,sporte upon the green sward,: in the
meadow, and by the brook. 'Eleven--twelve
-:-thirteen--fo'erteen—fifteen, spoke more
gravely-of school 'dap, and little household
joys and cares„ Sisteen--,seventeen---eighte;
een, sounded out . the enraptured visions of
ruiidenhemd, and the dream of early , love.
Nineteen, brought before 'us the happy
Twenty spoke of \the young mother whose
heirt was full to bursting with-the new strong
love which God had awakened in her bosoto.
And. then stroke after stroke Wider her arty
womanhood; 6f the love and cares, and hopes,
and fears, and toils through which she passed
'during those long years, tin - fifty rang out
harsh and loud. :From 'that to sixty each
t'roke tad of the , warrrelteqted mother and
grandieother, living over again her own joys
and sorrows in those of her 'children and chil
dren's children. Every family of all thegroup
wanted grand-mother then, and the only -
strife was who should secure the prize;, but,
hark ! the bell tolls on 1 . Seventy--seventy
one—two7-thrce—four. She begins tigrovr
feeble, requires some care, is not , alwas pet
reedy patient he satisfied 4 . she goes from one.
houscLto another, - so that, no place
seems like home: She =earners in plaintive
tertus ' sad after all'her toil and weariness,-.it
is hard she cannot be allowed a Iterne to die
; that she must be sent, rather than invited, -
from 4 holl‘Bo to house. Etglay—eighty-one---
tW.4:-Ihree--ibur--alt, she is now A, second
child_; now, she has outlived her usefulness,
she has now ceased to be a comfort to her
or anybody else, that is, she has ceased to
be pratable•to her eartikOraving and money
grasping children. Now sounds out, reverb
erating through our lovely forest, and echoing
back from our hill of the dead. - Eighty-eine,
there she lies now in the coffin, cold and still ;
she makes no trouble now, demands' no love,
no soft words, no tender little offices, -A look '
of patient endurance, we fancied Oise an
pression of grief for unrequited love, eat on ..
her marble features.., Her children were there,
elm) in weeds of woe, • and, in' irony we re-
mamba red .the 'strong man's - words, "Elhewas
a good mother in her day.” - •
When the bell ceased-tolling i the :Strange
minister rose in the Wm - form was
very erect, and his TOlOB strong, but his hair
was sirvery , white:. He read several passages
of Scripture expressive_ of. God's compassion
to fe e ble, man, and especially of his tend‘r
ncia wherigrej hairs are on him, and his
strength. failed". He then made soma touch
lag remarks on human frailty, and of depeo.-,_
deuce on God, urging all .present to make
their peace with , they Master While in health,
that they Might claim. His premien. when
heart and flesh should fail
~them. I na):
I said, "the Eternal God--'shall he thy refuge,
1 and beneath. thee shall 'het,tha:: everlasting
at." Leaning over, the'desk and 10ag
intently on the caleed`foini liefete him,, Int
then .said revenietlY, Front and have .::
honored.therigadi but neier , -'4IIC grit
utyluirkboad, did , / know. .0
tritolk love tkirnk lompaqiy. - ohms have a
right to,410111Mli•Cot their fellow'creataiei..
- Now h feel lU.Vat . 1 4. 14 ithi;' be Wok Pat
tenderly, who rill lies fin death bet* news -
a strangei to me, .t , Salt alt - ,
dents. _All I know Di e bait' Wait be, son
told me toglay. that she lilla,broueit to, this
town front dirt pity n to . f, ll ll°A. ,
bride; "that 3sere'sl a hue'
life, 'tolling aCoilinuithmaileu,
lb to toil, until ibs had rented *OAK. ;.