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i iiavo sworu upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form oflVrauliy oer the Mlud of Man." Thomas Jeffcwmi
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.mil my husband, has been dead these I though the New Hampshire lad)' would , sed agcr shaking my bones into a jelly , the unfeeling landlord, rising rind moving
iijty ochis, ? DM pam wunm ncj . j mQ Jong yenr j wag ncyer sq fur pmjMy .mderstand the cause of our fcU , You call that health, dont you' towards the door, oill of which He started as
2vb subscription will be tuhen for a shorter I lived in the state of low traveller fudden departure mid leave j "Look here my friend," exclaimed mr uncermonloUsly as he entered,
Stmmcew NeW Hal"PshIre' 11 19 v".v' npl?nt in? lo the quiet e.yoyment of my nap, I J brother chip, answer me this question andj u Unfeeling man," said Mrs, Walton, .as
mvf dixt harncd. ' for a lady; but I dare say neither of them never was more mislan. No sooner Was 1 1 wont ask you another. If you cant eel ' lie disappeared, and the tears staitcd tohef
AN INQUISITIVE YANKEE WO-Jand
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v,oui anj imng oc more lauutui or
laughable, than the following sketch,
which wo take from an article called " Gira
crackery," by the popular author of ' Har
jy Franco," in the last Knickerbocker ! It
' is the richest vein :
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prospect of enjoying a refreshing nap. Wc
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JUU iraveiicu n )nui u uiiio, unu uiu vasy mu
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-tion of t he coach had just began to put me
laud tnv fellow travel ers into a pleasant
jslecp, -.When shrill voice, exclaiming, j
.l.Cln I' nilCil ill, flrivsit fn Tftn lin. wnioh I
-Sisn '.' caused the driver to rein ud. which
' " , , .. . . , ' . 'pieasc ma-am, saiu me unvcr, in a voice
.xousedmefromthc delightru state of ; ,,w w Hule nearer to Impatience.-
,?,picnt somnolency into which I was sink- ,Mt aftcr ,nak,ng ausion two or three
times to her native slate, and her deceased
u -was-an e.ueny way, wim nionstrou,
ttili hmr n niriAi' nnvitMfl tvlinl IIWl 1 lit.
banu box, a paper covered trunk, and a lit-
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xtle girl.- Wo were of course debarred the ;
satisfaction of- saying a single illnaturcd
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ma ici'iAiifttt t- onvinfv ft oinn a tiinmiirnri
WUIHi X HQ Ulivct uismuuuicu tlUUI Ilia
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hnr. nnil hnvnifr stowed awav the ladv's
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baggage, proceeded to.assisl her to store her- j
sell away m a coach. ,
miver, saiu mc lauy, uoyoan.no
Deacon Hitchcock 1"
" No, ma'am," replied the driver, " I
have only dtiv on this road about a furt
nighl." " I don't," saitl the humorist; " bill I
know Deacon Hotchkiss, if that will an
swer your purpose."
" Don'i neither of them other gentlemen
know him ?" she inquired.
I shook ray head negatively; for I was
nfraid lo speak; lest 1 should dispel, the
charm which sleep had begun to shed over
me; and the invalid shook his head, as he
was unable speak.
" Well, then, I don't know whether to
get in or nol," said ihc lady, " for I must
see Deacon Hitchcock befote I go home.
I am a lone Widow lady, all tho way from (
the state of New Hamshire and the Uea-j
con was a particuur inenu oi my mm-
band's, this'litllo girl's father, who has been
dead, this two long years; and I should like
to seo.him 'inazin'ly."
"Docs he live about here!" asked the
" Well. I don't know for certain," said
the lady; "but he lives somewhere in Con-1
lccticut. This is the tirst time I was ever
-so far from home; I live in the state of New
(Hampshire, and it is dreadful unpleasant; I
,fuel a little dubious about riding all alone in
a stage with gentlemen I never seo beforo in
."Thcro is no d'inger, ma'am," said the
.driver, " the gentlemen won't hurt you."
." Well perhaps they won't; but it is ve
jy unpleasant for a lady to be so fur from
Jiome-,1 live in the state of New Hampshire;
and thislittle girl's ."
" You had better got in, ma'am," said
the driver with praiseworthy moderation.
" Well, 1 don't know but I may as well,"
she replied; and after informing the driver
once more that she was from the s ale of
New Hampshire, and that her husband had
been dsad two years, she sop got in, and
iook her seat.
" I will take your faro ma'am," said the
" How much is It, Sir I" asked the laJy.
" Four.and-six'pence," said the driver,
for yourself and the Utile gitl."
" Well that is a monstrous sight of mon
ey, for a little girl's passage, like that; her
Seiltlcme" would sce me imposed upon."
" 1 wj laKc yr arc J'0" Plcae '"a -
i, again saw me unvcr, in a ioiio oorucr-
ing somewhat on impatience
IIow mmh did you fiay u wa3 ifant.
allUx Penc abKed l,,c .latlv
" Four-and-six-pence," if y(
ma'am, smil the driver.
"U, lour-anu-siX'penpc 1" Ana alter n
good deal of fumbling, and slinking of her
pockets, she at last pioduced a half dollar,
a "f shilling, and put them into the
j driver's hand. '
' " T1,at '3 not en"S ma'am," said the
Jrfvcrs " I want nine-pence moic."
"What! aiut we in Yoik state !" she
"No, ma'am," ieplied the driver; it is
six shillings, York money." ,
Well." K:l5d tllC Intlv. " T HSPll tn lip '
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huu" v .vwhik, H;ll i Win lu
homQ -n ()f Uam?sWm. Vn
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.reckoned up manv a fish v'yage; but since
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1 have got so fur from home, I b'heve I am
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. hnA-itimttflr In Inner mv ninnlnl rniMihie "
j wH URo Uwt ,f yuo
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ver ma luiiu-pcnce, aim we were,o)ice more
in motion Allhoucli my fellow travellers
! rmnllinrl ftllnnt nil ilia limn aU n Mtic- li.nnt.
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,nn witii tned
tivcr yn uiey iookcu as iiiougn
slnnrr tlio Nmu T-Tii iiolil 1...
tlicy were wis
t,y gQne of Uw worgt
Do you think it is twji-fferous on this
road J" began the lady as soon as the door
was closed. "I am a very lengthy way' from
home, in Hie state ol New HarnpMine, and
if any thing should happen, I don't know
what I should do. I am quite unfamiliar
with travelling; and I hope you wont think j techinieally called, in the clay chimney
mo obtrusive; I am a widow lady; my litis- J l one corner were huddled a baker's do
band, this liltle girl's father, has been dead I zen of" vellow complected" brats. A tall
these two years come this spring; and I am
going with her to the Springs : she has got 1
a dreadful bad complaint in her stomach.
Are you going to the Springs, Sir V she
said, addressing herself lo tho invalid, who
shook his head in reply. I
"Ah; are you going, birl" she said ad-
dressing tho humorist ?
'No, lam not," he replied; " and if 1 1
were ," But the contingency was in-.
Are vout" she asked, turninr to me.
" Are you ? she asked, turning to me.
" No !"
Ah, I am very sorry; I should liko lo
put myself under the care of koine clever
gcntlcmkn; it is so awful unpleasant for a
lady to be so fur from home without a pro-;
lector. I am from the Stale of New Haiim-
shire, ami ihis is Ihc first time I ever went.
a travelling in my life. Do you know any
body in Mew Hampshire 1"
No, ijnadam, 1 do not," said the humor
ist, "audi hope you will excuse me for
saying that I never wish lo."
Wely now, that is very strange," con-
tinned tha gossip, I have not met a single
soul that II know, since I left home; and I
am in a public way, too; I followed school
keeping mostly for an occupation: and I am
acquainted with all the first people in the
slate. II have been a school teachir ever
since my husband, died, this poor little girl's
father, tu'o years ago; and I am very well
known (in Ilockneyboltom, Rockingham
county, fin the state of New Hampshire; I
know all the first gentlemen in the place.
There is bqutre Goodwin,Squiro Cushiuan,
Mr. Timothy Havens, Air. Zacchuci Up-
I'iraothy tlUvens, Air.
Dqf ttr David
vens and earth 1" exclaimed the
i " I can't stand this ! Driver I '
atop anu lot me get out I" )
The drive? reined tip, and the humorist
f look his valise in his hand, and jumped out, corncr tneIC i Them's got health, 'aint '
folfcvvcdby theinvuliil, whosetoutlowalkjtheyt The old woman there has got it1
back to the tavern wo hsii left behind ns.
the coach in motion agaul than she began ,
to pour out such n running sixain of sur- j
mises, ami questions about " ih-sm gentle-'
men that had left us," minled with ";cniin-
isccnes of New Hampshire and her de-
ceased husbandi that 1 bejan to wish mv-
8elf back again, on board a rail-road car.
At length driven to desperation, I was com
pellet! to call out to the driver lo slop and i
ict m0 get out.
MAN SOMETIMES A VEGIT ABLE.
The amusing "Georgia Lawyer," (llo
less a personage than the Hon. Judge
Charlton. Mavor of Savannali.1 in th last
Knickerbocker, gives the following ance -
dote, in support of this position, that man
is sometimes nothing moie than a vegeta -
Twn frionrls. niA UtrtlUn 1in.a.d ("
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nunc, WCiU liuvunilli HDIHC vcarS SlllCe.
on the cicrnl. Their route led them across,
tie sandy lulls that form the northern,
boundary of the Alathamaha, one of the
noble rivers of our beautiful slate. The
hillSt or ri( howew ar(J as hmcn mi
desolate as Arabia Peine- You micht
plant a Yankee there, and,- he would not
grow ! Perhaps this assertion, it would be
purplussage" to say, thatjno ufforls of in
dustry or inginuity could coax a blade of
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grass to rear i is neau aoove me sierue
1 soil. It was a rainv doomv day, and after 1
i Imirnlltiirr cimnliinnu ..fiiliiitt Mi.f.M(.Mt.l..M
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; any signs oi minimi nie, incir ncarw were
' rliiirpil In- itin cin-lil nfiUm iiimnlrn i1oi
sracefu,)y" curied(. j,nd tloy knew f8r(h.
! with, "that a cott ge was near." And sure
nnnnoli. tlirfl it w. A r.l.m.. ;ii..i.
. pen, long hull, with interstices, or to apeak
more classically, "chinks," wide enough lo
throw a sizeable bear ihrouh.
My friends dismounted and entered.
A fire of nine wood, or lisht-wood as it is
guant female, with loni: uncombed tresses,
0r bunches ofcoarse red hair, was seated
Upon ihc floor: while in front of the fire
and occupying the only stool in iho hovel, j
sat the "lord of the soil in," shivering
imder tlie malign influence of a oertaiu a-1
"Good morning, my friend," said one
of the visiters, who is celebrated for
politeness and urbanity.
"Morning !" was the laconic and calm ;
like reply. (I be heve t bat s an incorrect
expression- Echo like a woman, always
gives the last word.)
"Fine situation you have here," resumed
my brother attorney.
"Fino !"respondcd the host, "what's it
"Why, I should suppose you would
have good sport hero in hunting."
"Then you suppose a groat lie.
cant hunt, 'cepin
you got something to
hunt at, kin you V
"No; dial's a clear case: I thought,
however, that so near tlin rivnr there would '
be plenty of deer. Still, if it is not a good ,
j hunting ground, it is a fine place for raising '
"It is, is it ? S'poson' the cattle gels in
the swamp, and the river rises pon 'em,
and the fools dont get out of the way, but
get drowned I IIow you gwine to raise em
" That is certa'nly very bad," continued
my intcfatigablo friend "but there is one
comfort left you. If you-hare not tko ri
chest soil, nor the best hunting ground nor
the greenest pasturage; you have -what is
bitter tta tho aomrch's diadem, or (hr
hlghes niche in the temple of fame ; you I
have health. i
'I have, have I, stranger ! Dont you
sce them Valler-complected critturs in the
a;nt she t
with this cu'-1
anything to grow here, and nothing to hunt
if all your cattle drown, and your family
are all the while sick ; why in the name of
common seilflc, do you not pull up stakes
and bo off. Why do yon stay here."
"0 cause the liffhtwood knots are so
ypiaziii' handy 1"
Gentle reader ! look me steadfastly in
the face. Upon your honor, as a eentlo-
I man, (or lady,) do you believe that was an
! . . ? t.,, . k . rca,
man or brute woid i,aTC rcmai,,ed a
' whole life, under tjiese circumstnnces in
gUch a spot ? No, you dont. Now that Is
T ,.,11 man nrih.- npMlahlr. aner.lM.
i I cant tell whether a vegitable thinks or not
! but if it does, I will bet my spectacles a
. gainst the prettiest ladic's eyes in the coun
I ,r, that that man's idea of heaven was that
I nf n Inirro nin Iiirrr1. wliFm
l Ub'IIBIBIt.V - J 1
1 1 in llcrhl-WOOU hlllJU Hue " IIUII
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dy," whtve he could shiver the whole day
j with a ciVscd ager, over a large fire of-
the aforesaid light-wood knots, kept in
tlnual flame by the ministering "angels of
THE LAST RELIC.
"And nlOUt this dear token be parted
with tn qntUV the insatiate avarice of an un-
feeliii" landhrd.'"'6orrowfully murmured the
unfortunate Mrs. gallon, as she gazed
mournfully upon a diamond ring which had
. tiPPIl nrlll(fffl frt llr hv iitV (ICCeaSeU 1103-
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i uanu u icw uajro (iioviuus m o
t-imns Wnllntl was a. sftl CUPlain, and
j was ; afnuent circumstances when he took
the amiable and accomplished Mias Warden
tn his bosom. Prosneritv crowded his
exertiens, and fortune smiled op all his
commercial speculations for a serious of
I years, during which his adored wife ha.J
given In his arms two lovely daughters,
Jane and Eliza.
At length, loss after loss came upon him
and his property dwindled down to a few
thousands.. He yet however had enough
to support his family; but in an unlucky
moment he vested his all in one venture,
and sailed himself on this last voyage, in
hopes of disposing of his cargo better than
another one could do forMiim. On arriving
at his destined port, sickness seized him
alld the fell destroyer Dehth, shortly mim
bercd him as a victim for the
property was sacrihzeti, ami ine proceeus
squandered by ihosc in whose hands it un
fortunately was confided.
Th hlmv Minn like a thunderbolt on the
wretched Mis. Walton yet she suivivedj
' the hcart-rendiii"- intelligence of her widow-'
hood, and the inevitable poverty to which
now she was reduced. She curtailed alt
! her expenses and hired but one solitary
rnr ,mVn& daughters: disnosed of
'all her superfluous furniture, and deprived,
! herself of the luxuries oflife.
A year or two rolled ou, and Jane and
Eliza who had entered their teens, began to
1 ge,s the daly distress that agitated their be
0ved parents; and every quarter day added
fr.ti ilktrrss to the wretched mother. She
had parted with every thing valuable in her
nosession except this ring; It was the last
j relic that remained as a token of remem-
brance of her departed husband,
I "Alas .'it must go," at length said she,
putting it back into a small box where it had
lain since her circumstances had become
too reduced to wear an ornament of such
"0 1 give it to me, ma," said Jane, as a
thundering rap was heard at the door, and
in a moment Mr. Hardheart entered uncere
moniously, and took a scat.
"This it quarter-day, ma'an," ibuI he;
Ann Innlr nt in.
" 1 cal,led t0 S8C ir yu haJ maio out
"I have not as yet( sin"-replied Mrs,
Walton J "but I will endeavor lo' get it for1
yu by lo-morrow.' '
" 1 can't wait until
until the morrow. I mutt
nave to-day, or you must budge ;" replied
ycs as she cast them upon her two daUgh
ters who sat looking sorrowlnliy at ner. ,
now mucn uo we owc
mat" innocently asked J.anei
" More than I am able to pay, my dear
children," answered Mrs. Walton, rising
and putting on her things ; and telling Eliza
to accompany her.
She took the box containing the valuable
relio with a heavy heart and fdljowed -by
Eliza reached a pawn-broket's establlshmerit
which, with down cast eyes, she lmniediatc
ly entered , rnd so intent was she absorbed
in the distress of her situation, that sha
scarcely noticed the crowd that wns in tho
" I wish to dispose of this ring sir" said
she, laying the box upon the counter.
There was Something hi "(lie tones of hif
voice that was thrilling add .'lidurnful and
in an instant all eyes were directed towards
" IIoW rflueh do yoU expect' fof this ma'
am," said the clerk, examining- the spark."
ling stone that glistened in the ring,
" I wished for its value only sir,'' replied
Mrs, W, in a confused and still sorrowful
I cat! only let you liata lialflW value
mam," said the clerk,
j " Pay her the whole value, Mr,
hard," said a vdlde from an-old weather-bea
ten gentleman i " I will purchase It of you
to the utmost extent . of the price you
The clerk counted out thirty dollars, and
Mrs. W. look it with a heavy heart, casting"
her eyes first mournfully upon the ring and
then turning them gratefully towards tho
compassionate stranger, left the skop, and
returned to her habitation.
"Ah! this will satisfy him for this
time," said she, entering once more tho
" But the ring is gone, and now ot a to
Soon after she returned from disposing of
her last relic, a rap was heard at the loor,
and a man inquired for Mrs. Walton, hand-
1 ing a package directed to her, neatly inade
j up, on delivering which he immediately de-'
She brofce the seal of the envelope, and,
amonc the roll of bank notes she beheld her
' ring, with a slip of paper attached lo it, on
i ... i..r. ...nnl u Pnrl tuilh it
which iu tt
Surprized at the singular, unexpected re
turn of the invaluable trinket, she instantly
rose, in hopes of again seeing the bearer, to
make some inquiries, but he had got out of
( "Who could of done this act but Iho
! stranger who spoke so compassionately in
ithashon." thought she. to herself, and a-
gain putting on her things she hurrie o 10
! pawn broker's.
. t e iL mi nVi i cur nf
Here she inqu.reu lor ... """""" -
. Her ring, anu learm w -
man wno was presem .,. i
of it, who had bought tho same soon afler
her leaving the shop ; and had also departed
immediately. His name, or placo of resi
dence, the man of the shop could not tell.
Mrs. W. returned home. The roll of
bank bills contained five liundied dollars.
She knew not what to do for a time; at
length, making up her mind, she resolved
to keep it until necessity compelled her to
dispose of any part of the mun'ficeni jts
gent. She put the ring in its accustomed place
resolving to fulfil tho words of her unknown
benefactor, and " part with it no more."
She never heard of htr bepefactor ai (
this : tut evr eeated to rewew'aer ihat