The agitator. (Wellsborough, Tioga County, Pa.) 1854-1865, August 17, 1854, Image 1

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Though ' .
Which, Wfewi iWdooHj ,
And Silence’* impaawontdWntH!«g« round; • •
Sec lined wafcdertdf tatoewlAd*
O aQlemnnieatihJtihfcatt . . “
Of Nature ! I here knowfegnlhaf IboO art . '
Bound uato nun’* by cord* hercatmot <
And whtUimo they an pl'ttegK .
Soto attest hi* own supernal Mftyr ;
still runneth thy aid atrdng.
The eliuikened ooH ! ~ '
. Pqr though we new apphe
Of the gray water and tho thaded rock,—
Dark wvretnd atone; tmconaciotuly, were ftaed
Into the plaintive apoaking that wh need -
Of abaentdriend* and meiuoriea uofhraook;
And, bad we a«eq each other** face, we bad
Seen, h*ply,cach waa aad.
BaUAjStning TVuaaenp*.
fVom (It LiUlt Pilgrim,
1 have said that Newsteid Abbey stood in
the heart of old Sherwood forest. This, you
will remember, was the favorite domain of
that prince of outlaws, bold Robin Hood.
There is Rule forest land about there now—-
none, indeed that We should so call—all (be
woods being enclosed in parks, and as care.
Tolly kept as gardens. But, as I journeyed
through the country, my thoughts so went
back to the old, old time, that I almost ex
pected. whenever we passed a grove of trees
or a shadowy glen, to be suddenly surround
ed by Robin'Hood’s merry men, armed with
long bows, and clad in Lincoln greenr^_
You have all doubtless read many stories
of Robin Hood; but if you will listen to
mine, I hope I shall be able to tell you some
things that you have never heard before.
Robert Pilzooth, Earl of Huntingdon, was
born at Locksley, in this connly of Notting
ham, about (he year 1160, in the reign of
Henry 11. He was left an orphan in his
childhood, and placed under the guardianship
of his uncle, the abbot of Sr. Mary’s, in York.
This priest professed to be a just and holy
man ; but, as it often is when poople make
great pretensions to piety, he was far enough
the other way. In those days, priests were
greatly feared and honored, antLcoold do
nrettv much as they pleased ; so fte abbot of
S:. Mary’s, who was a hard, avaricious man,
found no difficulty in taking advantage of
the young Earl Robert. By such wily, wick
ed ways as only priests know, he took pos
session of all his nephew’s estates and reve
nues one after another—pretending that he
only meant to talc* cam of iham left! Robert.
whom he accused of being a wild lad, should
squander them In dissipation. Robert bore
this for awhile, and tried hard to keep on
peaceable terms with his uncle ; bat the old
man was very provoking. He,would sit in
the refectory of the splendid Abbey, at a din
ner table loaded with every luxury in the
way of food, served on massive gold and sil
ver platA, and with half-a-dozen bottles of
pood old wine before him,.and then lecture
noor Robert upon temperance, self-denial, and
sober, godly living, till Robert would smile
grimly, and play with the hilt of his dagger
in a way that (he old abbot did not like.
* When the Earl of Huntingdon came of
age, there was not a handsomer or mare gal
lant young man among the nobility and yeo
manry of England. He was tall, straight
and athletic, with a quick, bounding step, and
a brave, broad(breast. He had a command
ing but pleasant voice, a hearty smile, clear,
honest eyes, ruddy cheeks and lips, and his
head, which he held rather haughtily, was
crowned with clustering light brown curls.
Though he belonged to a proud, aristocratic
family, who, in tracing their pedigree, could
go back, back, till, for aught I know, they
lost themselves and their reckonings in the
fogs of the first morning after the deluge—
Hubert was not an aristocrat. He sympa
thised with the common people, in that day
shamefully imposed upon—taxed and (yean
nized over by the bold barons am) hard-heart
ed priests. He joined in all the merry-mak
ings, their manly and warlike exercises; He
became so skillful with fus bow that it is sail),
be frequently sent an arfow.the distance of a
mile. Froth among his friends be selected
four'eomrades, who were always lrue to him
—John Nailor, whom die nick-named " Little
Mn,” Gfeorge-a-Grecn, Muck, a miller’s son
a,od a jolly friar called Tuck—the only priest
Robert could abide.
One day, a small sprig pf the nobility, one
Sir Roger, 'of Doncaster, taw him mingling
with the hdneat yeomen in their sports, and
sneered at his vulgaMas(es. ■ Robert replied
by challenging him to n shooting match.
Sir Roger-a arrow missed the target altogeth
at, and stuck fast in the trunk,of a tree far-,
iber on.- Robert; took aim at this shaft and.
spin it clean nprto the middle. Then alt the
yeomen shouted, and laughed ; and.Bir Roger
**■•« so edraged-thatho was foolish.enough to
accept a sbcood .challenge to a wresdiqg
match, Earl Robert it brew-him so often that!
be never felt fairly. On his {egs, but seemed
always to;£e,bumping egaifiat.the ground.
Allan his eentea werei'quite bumped out of,
' hun, and be lay.stiffomd, at ill. t E»rJ Robert
tevivad him and. helpcdhim
mortified aod.suUen, *tt4.i«ver, «fter had a
mean, bitter spite against hia brave conqueror.
If was not long after ,Robert; oafnpaf‘age,
Wore he iwaa quite .cooviocedjlhfikjit; Wes
vain to hope lo get his property out.pfithe
close clutclj «f W* raseread relalive^ ; There/
*ma no aie, in.ihjt appealing to }W fJ Jtipg.;
r *** dekd,ap<tßich«r4 U path
~ the; ■. tal .Mceptied the.
throne;’! #°t 'a a-ahort time hefeft Iba gov-.
M be w#»t on ft crusade to
the Hmy l l*pd to ftgkt„ib*
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togetlwf Jhp fripnds, threwup
bis |UTp, RpbioHopd,
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time $ (btiijg «W jbjpftMqtfo but an iridpp^h?
! k “P w it la guitp 100
lale to my hero.outa goot},
hpoeslmnn,'done won-,
den ip ityrt way. iS. fcnapaite—for long,
loitg ago it gpl Robin Hood
was a. robber tJJutjn thopeold
days, when aDd baMns rpbbed
andpriests rol?bgd: alj, dp-Rtfey*
ing bosinear deal morerespecta
ble than it now to.and tto p&ly diferpqoo be,
tween Robin Hood. and. tbeofhetsvwas, that
he took onlyf«?ralhe rich and powerful,
while they robbed .the poor and detepceless.
The brave outlaw,.' was joined by the. best
archers in (he .country, (o the number of a
hundred stout mep and bold. These men he
clad alt in Lincoln greep.a dress which made
it hard to distinguish them at a little distance
from the forest foliage-amid which they lurk*
ed. When ony one pf these men was killed,
or took’the slrankb notion to return to jus
friends and turn honest man again, Robin
Eldod would set out on a recruiting expedi
tion. Whenever he heard of a young man
of uncommon strength and hardihood, he
would go disguised, and try him in wrestling
or archery —then, |f 'satisfied, persuade the
yerfman to enlist. This Was most often easi
ly done—for those were, bard limes for the
people, and Robin Hood had flattering tongue.
So he kept himself m his hundred archers,
and with them haunted the merry greenwood
—Barnsdale in Yorkshire, Plomptou Park,
in Cumberland, arid Sher Wood in Nottingham
shire. Past, or through those forests ran the
king’s highways, whereon traders, nobles and
priests wore obliged to travel. But after
Robin Hood became sovereign of these for
ests, few journeys' could be safely made in
their vicinity, Sometimes, just when travel
lers began to breathe freely, and speak above
a whisper, thinking themselves out of danger,
Robin was down’ upon them, and they were
obliged to come down with their money, or
stand as targets for his archors. Knowing
that it was not good for holy men to be cum
bered with too much worldly wealth, he al
ways made free with the purses of rich priesls.
The old abbot of St. Mary’s himself, who
once ventured to pass through Sherwood with
a.rioh store- of gold and silver, guarded by
fw» hundred men, fell into his hands. After
ship on bis horse with his face toward the
tail, and so sent him off toward York, fretting
anmfuming, and some of Robin’s men said,
swearing—but that could hardly have been.
The money so wrested from the rich monks
and arrogant barons, Robin Hood constantly
shared with the poor, and so filled many a
sad'home with mirth and comfort, and made
glad and grateful the hearts of the widow
and the fatherless. He was always tender
and kind to women and children. Noble la:
dies with retinues and treasures could pass in
safety through his forests. One lime, a dan
dy young nobleman, meaning to take advan
tage of the generous outlaw’s gallantry, un
dertook to pass through Sherwood, lending
a train, in the disguise of a lady ; but at the
first sight of a bond of archers, he showed
himself so much more of a coward than a
woman, that Little J[oha suspected him, tore
off his veil and hood, and velvet mantle,.and
made him pay nearly for the insult be had
put upon womanhood.
' V ‘
Of the thousand and one adventures rela
ted of Robin Hood, I have only room in this
short history for two ; the first showing how
he made a friend—the second, how he won
a wife, ’ .
One morning, near- Sherwood, forckt, Rob
in Hood met a young man walking slowly,
drooping his bead and sighing deeply, and he
thought to “'this poor fellow must
be. melancholy,. mad, or in love—ld cither
case he is to be pitied.” So he kindly ques
tioned the youth,!who proved a : yeoman
by fhe namp ofpJWlßSoarlocke, He.(rusted
Robin Hood . from the first, and told him he
was grieving because n fair maiden whom’he
loved, and who loved him, was that day to
be mbrried by her friends to a rich,.old, man
whom she detested. Robin. Hoed inquired
the tjme and place to (he wedding, (hen tell
ing Will to be of good heart, bounded off in
to the forest, - . . ,
About noon there was a great ringing of
bells at the church—then come the wedding
parly and their Sr lends. The bridegroom
looked very prdtid and pompous m his gold
laced, velvet 'doublet and white silk hose;
bul.he was wheezy and hard of hearing, and
-sogoulythal. he had a little page lb ‘lift his;
feel, first bna then the other, .tip the altar
steps. The arid looked, wistfully
around.for ‘her lover,’who was hidbobind f ,a
pillar,waiting for Robin The cereond-,
ny begap, and ’ Will was . gehing desperate.
wheh,a tall man in' the dresp'lpf a heggatv
standing near thealtar, dtew. id
from his‘mantle and, t)lewa slarlhbgj
blast. Instantly, fifty men in LipcaKgrehi?
burst into the church and dispersed the bjn
, dal pariy~dlt Iwfthe ribw>
the whojnßbmd’Hbft! cOfrfl
mahded- t<£ rt»rfy ttte faithfhl pair' at bhcO.
! If vak do^;%yietter'.«t\^ !
was the fost ftiertd af Rotna Hobd; - “, >■'>'*'«&
■ 6no'd4y}dfUrtuibgad<^V ! RlQhih t Hdd'd'-
whs lerf-intdthepifk of thd'BarlfbfiT'tiaWiP
,ftt l ,. i 'Thh«;'4»' suddenly %tfdl
that ‘bones, tud'siM W8fl !
oladlTDlfehti*bllb*Odhy Shf'Tbefiiatya hnSflttid’
'leading by,the bridle a etfvrtitcli 1 dal'
hands. Tma maiden KobinJt|p<^swg9i*-
wpjij*a - u/ j,u*v.ii^;Tr»'
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( « . . J x • .rr V'i V * •ft'** • nt MJAMU ,«
ahttottca as
daughterofibe Ehrlof
foi-Wardbeforetbe party,
thoufalaeknightl I commandtheetolet
lhatnobla ladygo-fteei^■‘••u 7 ««•; 1 •»
1 “Stendofftthoa or 4
will cleave thy skull with ’my broadiword
know thcnithat lam'John', thy-prims ft; -
, “ And know thbu/’ > ■ replied ike,l outlaw*
“that l am' Robin-Hood, king Of l Sherwood
v At wikd wotdi'ajl sik bfftHk ri)emdf>tfm¥
put ,Spurs to their hqnea ike
prince Waa glad to fol)6wv scbwUiig 'Stflfi
sing as he wedl, ’ Thka *£3.
seems to Jrtvb been a ranahtic
yq»dg,woroaD,;ftiDted, and fell into Robin
Hood’s areas.' Andhe,nbt knowing exactly
what (o do. for a lady in such a’ case, carried
her to a brook,' and was abdet todip her head
in the water, when she suddenly bafte to heK
self. She then related ; to herpreserver how
that bad prince, whom she hated with ail her
might, had long been urging' her lo go with
him to his wicked court; end how that after*
noon, while she was walking in the park, he
had surprised and carried her off. She told
this story, reclining On a mossy hank; with
Robin Hood sitting at her feel, looking (ip
into her face. At last the twilight shadows
began to fall, then be sighed, and said-— “ It
is getting late, tny lady, shall 1- conduct you
home 7” But the Lady Matilda bent toward
him, blushing and'speaking very softly,' and'
said, “you have saved me from shame and’
sorrow, henceforth I belong to you.”
Robin Hood started up gladly, then sank
back sadder than before, and said, “ No, lady
no; you have been too delicately reared for
an outlaw’s wife.”
He then told her that though she might pot
dislike forest life in the sunjmertirae, yet When
the fall rains and winter frosts CatOe. ehe
would find the cave in which he Uveddark
and chill, and would sigh for her father’s cas
tle halls. I
But lady Matilda was strung arid healthful
and had little fear of colds or. rheumatisms;
she thought Robin Hood excessively hand
some, and fancied that he would be the beet
protector agajnst that naughty prince she
could have; so she looked into his face with
her beautiful blue, beseeching eyes, till he
could resist her no longer, but lifted. her on
her palfrey, and walked by her eida toward
Sherwood forest, talking to her, holding her
hand, and loving her better' and belter every
stepr-They wera married at the camp by,
jolly friar Took, and ha 3 a merry wedding
feast. The nbxt day end Jo* 1
wirewmr too ■ taKetr
sent a messenger to the Earl of Filzwater,
telling him how they were married, and ask
ing if be had any objections. He sent ward
back that he disowned his daughter, .and nev
er would forgive her; and made some rather
unhandsome remarks upon the character or
his son-in-law which roused Marian’s spirit.
But the o|d Earl missed his only child and
was so lonely in his grand castle, that at last
it seemed to him he must see her, or he
should die. So he disguised himself as a
mendicant minstrel, and went to Rodin Hood’s
camp. He was kindly received, and feasted
with good game and excellent wine. After
dinner, Robin Hood Hung himself down on a
, bank of wild violets fora nap, and Marian
began scattering daisies over him. The Earl
watched them in their happiness and. thought
of his own loneliness till be could stand it no
longer, but bowed his head in his hands and
I burst into tears. Marian knew that sob—
she had beard it once before, when her motb
|er died. She dropped her flowers, ran to her
father, flung her arms around his neckband
wepuviih him. Robin Hood sprang up and
jouied' them! and all was-made up among-the'
three. Earl Filzwater became quite Ibndof
his son-in-law, though he often warned fiim
that he would Come to the gallows if he- did'
not mend-his ways. But Robin Hood never
changed for better or worse. He continued
to'lake-from the rich, and give to the poor;
to play tricks and seek adventures in. disguise
to tight the Iroopa-'of the king and the ; sher
iff of. Nottingham; to bale, and war on all
private Jo the lus|; He lived to be an old
man, loved by the. poor, hated by. thq, rich, ,
: ~ At length he- fell ill of a lingering feyer,
and, unluckily* went for heljp his, aunt—
Elizabeth de Staynten, Prioress of.ffjrklesa
nqnnery in Yorkshire—a woman who >haff
great skill in medicine,;, His olff .epeipyi’Sir
Roger, of Doncaster, bearing of tjiis, went -
to her, and telling her shphadio h’erppwer
a great gnemy (o, the church,,urged her on to
a dark and a cruel,depd. , The Prioress wept.,
aloqejo Rgbip : Hood, as he lay (tossing end
gasping with the fever, and pretending grpst'
kindness, said she nWRI bleed jhim. He
stretched out his arm and she opened ja large
vein. 1 The blopd spouted bui.fiercel jtipl'flrst,
Bpffran long
, youthen qqlougb T? MpV'-
ifl.Pood, again apd again, ; his
, weaker weaker;. Put |hq, stern old ;om
;aq alvvays.spsvprpd. “
back cq,hi? P*l lcu f «od fainted,; :| 9i(i) .ihc Prir.
i press 8(pod apd -lpoked !on jh/rir W 1? h«!d»
: stony face—and stilt jhe .flkcpuch
on which ho lay was all afloat with hiabtood.
At Wit hW 'whito lips nioved'and
eif brie Word that ioucfitedibecrdel hoa'rt;bf'
ithe^TriOriM; 38 It Wakthe Aamdbf'His'nidihef'
j kef 'otw» : "&ti& T‘" fotwa'rdiib;
■bind 1 uff the arm- abdfrtdpthe. bteediig—hW
tbla IMS'! t’Hbßifl'lSdbdltvas'deaid l h!,! ff* c,!
night ■p«noo» I <ogb-;
ing i':• -«-■' r.i hWJaij
i t <Wclfl«n&W*-Ndi ftotbing: to i(pc«k tosy a
[qbickeo, some Idbater ulwjjaii cowcum
fber or
- o-.t--A.--.t-.gil- «S!MM
»b.osß wltV .#»io»e; ■ days. in
Jues*henall nature. seema idtpl iting the
Great, disposer, ofinvents Tot water (o.relieve
the earth of its thirst, and prevent its becoming
barren ftotja drouth, twoboysvere alworltia
fielda adjomlng. They were farmer ‘bbyjj;
and thus far through fifi) hadpawed thuch bf
(heifieiaiiro iime logelhefi ' ' ■■■■'■■
A; scene or beauty, of (surpassing beauty!
surrounds them; It -wm a jhOjrio' scerie~a
scene which, go where they pill Wiilbr life,
willeverreniaid eDstampedaMhiheiahtet <&
mipg'land, covered "witH-
Crops, was displayed in alj their, magnificent
beauty before them. Twos sutdia scene as
only farmers befiold, and few beside farmers
are fully capable pf. enjoying. , V "
Let us approach and make the acquaintance
of those farmer boys, ithom we have said
werp at work. Martin grown la the son of,an
affluent, farmer; —Jerry Freeman was the
child of poor parents, but he is now an or
phan. Martin has had superior advantages;
Jerry’s opportunities for acquiring knowledge
bays been meagtb. But bear them'then ye
may judge; for they are approaching the
place where we stand by, the fence, each at
the qame time.
“A fine day,” declares Jerry, leaning on
(he handles of his cultivator,; raising his not.
and .wiping the sweat from his high forehead'
“'A plague on such fine daysr-so hot—.
corn all drying up—l would like to know
what there is pa rticularly fine about this clay J”
replies Marlin. i
“We have a beautiful' ptape to work in
hero/’ —at the same time, with his eye, noti
cing (be surrounding beauties nf pill and val
(ey__i< anc ( can papch to enjoy,” observed
Je«y- , ' . . i . I
“ Well, I would like to know who could
enjoy this, ami be hard at work ! I pan see lit
tle to enjoy,” responds Marlin.
" Why, we may enjoy the scene about us
—the lovely view of wideipreading fields of
grain, roeadowi andi forestand, yonder blue
beyond the clouds.” ’
•t Pshaw! Jerry,” answered his companion
with a derisive laugh, “ Lean see nothing in
thefview you have pointed out, worth a look
orfaought. We have nothing in thit , town
worthy one’s attention, and I am getting tired
of ;lho intolerable lonesome life lam leading.”
” I am contented," responded' Jerry. ,”T
find much time for reading, and subjeclsof
«““Haf~|nquiry, and si dmiratidn, daily pre
sent themservß* Krmj-roricci* s—Ar4-»6i.r.i 5 —Ar4-» 6 i.r.i
lowed this expression of content by Jerry,
and the boys separated.
We have beard enough of this conversa
tion, as above, to team that while at work dif
ferent thoughts, feelings, and incentives to ac
tion, possess them. Observe closely aod you
wilt discover in the look, air,.and manner of
the one, evidences of contentment, and a de
sire to become acquainted with more ofjthe
world than what his own eyes rest upon—
speaking plainer than words, that he is happy.
The other wears no look of sunshine, his eye
gives forth po light, aod the manner in which
he does his work, shows jt to be'prompled by
any lore save (fiat of his calling.
An hour later and we will discover the se
cret of this difference. The air, which, has
hitherto been sultry, begins to move—the corn
leaves, which |were wilted, rolled, and dry,
begin to rustle—and a roar of distant thunder
breaks the stillness. Low down in the wes*
tern borizan dork clouds begin’ to appear—
they increase, and in dark messes roll on,
covering the sky. The wind
leavs turn up—ipq rapidly,dar
ling here and there-j-the thunder was, more
continuous—'‘twill ran)—it 1 rains—rnucp nee
ded, tvelcouie rqio is falling. TJte boys, anti
cipating but a slight shower, reheat to a groye
near by 1 , where, sheltered by the. |en(y bran
ches, Jbey awqit Its cessation, < ...,
" How beautiful!” remarked Jerry, as the
rain came pouring down, and. falling on- (lie
parched earjh paisedxlouda of niiaty vapor.
, “ Peautiful 1” exclaimed, bis friend, witha i
acpent not ip be ipisunderptood. “ ; Fog goe a
up skipping, rajp wjjl .fiomedown, dripping,?-
Come, Jerry, jet up turn out Jour; horses,-
and go up to.thß cproers j for l think it tvill
rain all (1» remainder of .the dpyj” •
,* No,!” replies the -other. •“ I have rea
ding at home, and would I rather-read, than-'
pass my hours in tuck conversation aS l would
fiear-at ihecorners.”. • : ■■ |
* Reading?', replies his fri'end; with another
pecular emphasis j t‘ lei yourreatfing gd lilt
some other time ; we will Hava fud tip there, 1
with the boja Who always assemble there on
rainy days;'* ;> was ‘ fifhi and'.jWpriin
ceased to urge.’ Here is the’secret revealed'.
Martin has losl allTclish for lKbtightofobreV-;
vation, and ia only happy while in company
with ethers of kindred habits,’ Redding he
hates. oiid yp ts3 : cprrieVV,.,^'
Who hWrioi witpeesedihocpapgetbaihoyi,
came over ilartip prown. 'if was npi n rpjf,
id'change—great efiadges neyjjc .Itjyai'
a gradual, radical change. First-it hlindep
him to the beauties oflnaiurev and religiotj,
and (hen toa|M;enjoyineaiS'orvhome uniiFf|»
-nally he saw beauty*only inlhe achievement*
of. the clown* ordn being chief aotoiin a bar*
roOtn cijabi'orsome hin'dred«ihtwemontB; : '«
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sorest, 1 and perhaps the pTesaanrostlwjiysVof
arriving at Ihd truth ls : by comparison.-: It is
atapywfe, theWsitWiwtkytd determinewto
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sljow v thMjOdr pyect is to conjie as m»r as yyo
9Pd *0; .trtjih^- :’l|j this instance, comparing
sl %i w « intend to run
. , . , -
During a JqQg pWriqtl,- the IriahNgjwptoViif-'
feredlremthe hauteur, Mpf jpjqsiace pf the
nation Inwhom tileir Jestipiea hap become
united, but were 90 divided among themselves,
that they could never be brought; tomake
common cause against the common enemy,
who had deprived them of their nationality,
and-was hostile to the religion handed down
[to them from St. Patrick. Alter the defeat
of the army of James 11, at the battle of the
Boyne, the energies of the Irish seamed pros
trate. Tn© Prince of Orange lost h» oppor
tunity to humiliate the party that hadjopposed
hiiWio that memorable campaign ; ( ahd they,
at length, became so low, that little, was left
for their greatest enemies to desiris.
But tjhe culminating point had been teached,
and a brighter day 1 began to dawn upon the
unhappy land. The light of a few brilliant
minds began) to exhibit to-the. eyes of man
kind the political darkness that had been
spread over the fair face of the island, and a
few manly hearts dared to begin to plead at
the tribunal of genera! sympathy; for (heir
unhappy and oppressed -country, 1 Foremost-
Smong them was'Emmet. Disdaining to sue
when Supplicatipn was of little avail, his
fiery spirit, unable to brook the insult end
contumely of his country’s oppressors, nobly
resolved to resort to the last, but; often best
argument of the oppressed, the sword ; and
thenceforth everythin'' -
attainment .of (I
heart, his counl
ties of kindred,
make life desin
sacrificed to this
society of a youi
not divert him ft
Ho missed hi:
iog etlempl; bi
friends, and desei
erlies he bed stL all he pos
seised, with What af «ou| .did
be bohr'up against his misfortunes.. 'When
upon the very threshold of death, his unco'n-,
quered spirit defied the executors of his
enemy’s vengeance, and before his burning
eloquence bis judges trembled as if (hey had
already lasted of the punishment their venal
conduct deserved. He chose to die, ralhe'r
than live to hear the groans of his suffering
countrymen, or retract the principles for which
ho had contended. His death was his coun
try’s proudest triumph. In dying, he be
queathed to it a name and spirit which will
eventually make triumphant the cause for
wHiCh he contended. j(|
Ireland vtas again prostrated. Again was
the foot of the oppressor upon her neck ; and
again a few gallant spirits, impatient of the
law’s delay, resolved to cut their way to lib
erty by the sword. Bqt through the mad
ness of an infgrialed zealot, alt their schemes
were defeated ; and the mature deliberations
of intelligent and patriotic minds were en
tity overthrown by the insane rqnlings and
demoniac disposition of ibis one man—John
Mit'chell. When, clubs were formed for the
training, of the peasantry, John Mitchell be
gan his,political career as a petty officer (pro
bably a drill sergeant in one of them.) Suc
cess, on a email scale elevated his ideas of his
own importance, and he ventured to give his
views through the press. , His (jrsi efforts in
l bie, ,I,‘no displayed such ignorance of the
rules which regulate dhe'English language, was impossible to prjnt his: epistles in
(he. respectable journal to which hb,addressed
them; he appeared to bo> enthusiastic
in. the cause in wbich h be had enibarked, he
was encouraged : to, pefsevere.v 'He 'ditf so;
and.was in course of dime regularly connect
ed with the pressi' t Thß positido hd now
occupjedrenlitled him tothb 'privilege of at
lending' the' trieefings of the leddetb; and
hlejng endowed trilh a prying inquisitiveness,
and unlimited asauraitM, he obtained posses
ion of sOmo of Ihbir secrets. ija order to
keep-Mm froth betraying them, (hey admitled
Hud to their councils, Butthey dld.not JtnoW
the man. • As soon aslhey became| acquainted
with his, disposition, they expefledjhim. 'For,
With 4‘ m'eanness unparalleld, fhe plabs jhat
h'& heard 'pjdppsed'tih'd upon ip their
he < mm
wi*•»OKin.he was MnDpcjed qsbisown. and
.jtaptaf. spflaewhai
Butj jwliwi respect of all who.
kb?FiA'd?i. refused employ
"}<s upon any,, JPHf hal,,he, com-
pftWiqaliqnL ,qf ,onp qf|,his qwn.
Spying now no one to control him.hin sav
agenalmran; riqtwitfa'balred tpeVetylhing
EnglThere was no,indignity that he did
nnt advtse'tfae readars.Qf bispSpertb offer to
the dStwernmehl ertployee9,aiidhoh al a cli'hiedia.boUcalleachiDgßiMheexhDrted
ihociliaenaof JJublin ito thtoW hjoules of vit
riol,,frotn;lth» tops,]sfithe-houses,upon the
inoffensive soldiers (many of them his own
icmiairyhteD,) ftn they ,passed bineath.
add he=W«s
ibdeOred whirs ttrialjdlongkviihhis toeibn
sibfos'bnt 'tlrtfohanater boiftftfy them": "Befdie
‘(bdCburk itedid W«htWr’B«if flib'deg'ree
of-animdl fcoOrtgeStKif might HaVe hben'p*.'
! H^^^»tCo|dnV
the ibroW Sitf 'hbnb'rjepo metofy'*i&
-l-'t *
' I
(Of |>% OT opmSMiM
an 3 p eciiohs
nv,u JH&- •
peopff. by .'“duoing them.iO-Diipr iMrpe#.
of reason and the eipfcjso of, ttebighem/ac-,
ulijea of
luffiefent personal, fyftfcge* t?,l placebtpi kt
iho head <aoyj^7 4 M|mtM facftcpri^iU
nsiely up* aJljrho dieted *im. ia
opinion,, He ioklodje
Ibcfeuds, (w
twecndifferenl sectajattiinfplti into «ll filb
whom, ho camo In contact the teQoittoGs naH
4f his otrn fiature. Emmet visa
whose words carried ionr/ciion, and respect,
£*•? heana of all heW him; 'At times',
aaobstacles arosotooppose %W/he'>nounte<["
u J>oa-iho -wing* -of
bolts.di the heads or His trCmbiing and awe
stricken enemies. His countenance lighted
as by something supernatural, ibis words tied'
the weight of prophecy, as he denounced bis
country’s oppress Ors. and-pointed to the bea.
con light the Teachings of his fancy had dis
covered in the future. Mitchell, under all
circumstances, was but a ; special pleader;
and whether before the people, the bar, or
the judges, sought to secure his personal lib
erty by the faults in the statute books.
met was (he lion, whoseundaunted heart op
posed singly the whole power of bis enemies.
Mitchell was but the mouse, who made inef
fectual efforts to nibble through the meshes in
which he had entangled himself. The course
of Emmet’s life was that of the stream whose
source was tna eternal glaciers of libferty, the
noise of whose pure waters dashed and
chafed against the rocks of despotism, until
overcoming all obstacles, they at length
reached the sea of universal freedom. Mitch -
ell’s waS like that of lha babbling, brook,
whose source is egotism, stealing its puny
way through different lands, ■' and partaking
of Hie impurities of every soil; through which
it passes. .
light Signs of a Hard Drinker,
1»< Sign.—' When drinking is associated ifl
the mind with times and places, such as
Chrisimas and New Year’s day, the fourth of
July, &c., or with the sight qfr a tavern or
grocery. 11 ■
B ad Sign. —A disposition .to! multiply oq.-
casions ol drinking, such as hold or heat, A
new hat or coat, or piece of furniture, trails
for new comers, and for mistakes in business.
3rd Sign . —When the desire of drinking
returns a stated.times |n a day, as before
breakfast, .before dinner, in the afternoon or
evening, or when meeting with certain per
flniyi S. ,
Ath Sign. —When (here ia an anxious de
sire for concealment—a taking, of a .glass
privately, or using of means .to .prevent dis
covery by the breath.
slh Sign. —When a man drinks as much
as he thinks he cap bear without exciting a
suspicion in the minds of others.
Sign. —When a man boasts) of bis
power to drink or let it alone and talks loud T
fy and earnestly about opr free country—his
being a free man and that temperance socie.
ties design to unite church and state—or that
they are a speculation, a money-making, or
a political contrivance.
7th Sign. —When a man refusesjo join,«
temperance society because wine, beer, and
cider, tea, &c., are not prohibited in the con.
stilution, This is an infallible sign that the
objector loves rum,
Btk (Sign.—When a man is irritated at tho
efforts made Ip suppress intemperance; ob.
jects to, the measures of temperance societies;
tells about the members drinking behind the
door; of their buying rum, and calling it pit,
and when .he pleads that the moderate use
will do no hurt.
. Reader; do any or all these signs apply, to
you and especially does this plainness of
speech Then you have reason -to
be alarmed and flee from the bottle as you,
would flea from-the pestilence.— Standntd,
4rcltilecli and Builders.
The laie Mr. Alexander, architect of Roch
ester bridge;'and other’floq buildings in Kent,
was once under dross-e?atiAinalion m a special
jury case at Mepdstpne,by Sergeht,afterwards
Baron Garrpw, tvjjo wished to detract from,
the weight of his' testimony; After asking
him what was his narrib, the-sorgeht proceeded!:
“ Yon'are'd'bhilder, I believe 1” J ,; , ’ ,l ",
“No, sir, f art nof a' Builder, ! art ah' ar
chitect.” .
' “ Ah! wellarchitect pr huilder or
architect, they! are much I aupMsbf**
“ I beg your pardon, sir,' l can not ed&ii
that; I consider them totally different.’’',"'
“Oh, indeed !—pejhap?' you will slate
wherein this great-difference consists”' ; 11!
“ A n architactvsir, prepareB the
ceivea the design, draws 6ul,lJio specihcaijSt|s
—in isHort, supplies thn mind; ls
merely the tfip carpiaiUef—the '
builder is-in Tact the mnchihe pthp'architecV
the power thatpms the machipe tplotherj and
sets it a going,” v ' - ' y ! " s
“ Oh, Very'wcllj Mr. Archjiect. that Wjll d<jj
and very iniehiouadta'tipciiprt
withbul' adiffereci t&',;'per|sis ypu 'ban inlbrbj
the court wlio was
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returning lath -from W W»vjftitf
ingi<ntdSred the cotwhriibß tp ! dtiVe'cinih l th
the' Sjt&Wfcliti htft 7 Wasi'istill tinatte’ W mb 1
aeitpse thiiguitfer. ; «! fraV
[said dohehyr Oh/4c>,'f
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