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A CLERICAL DANCING MASTER.
The following ancednto of Edward
Young, the author of the Night Thoughts,
is told in (he last number of tha London
Metropolitan Magazine :
When Young left lite university he was
a master of arts, and brought away with
him n vast stock of Greek ar.d Lilin. Bat
tho firo of a fine imagination was nut extin
guished under tho heavier acquisition of hid
esholastic p iMtitt; its vivilu vit ari l en
thusiaitn had survived, and when he bpgan
tho world, his heart was new and peculiarly
susceptible to each impression. Thus con
stituted, a person will not go far without
meeting Love in his road: and Young soon
discovered it in the charming smile and pi.
quant grace of Anna Howley, to whom he
offered a timid homage, which was accent
ed without hesitation. Tho society in which
his fair one moved, necessarily became the
centre of hw umverae, and tho ladies that
composed it, possessed in him a most devo
voted and assduous cavalier.
One line summer cening lie escorted
thereto the river side, not then so thickly
built upon ns now. It wa3 tho middlo nl
summer, and the hour was that delightful
ono when tho wings of tho breeze hriuir
coolness with them to refresh all nature,
yhich was languid and exhausted by the
heat of nno of thoso oppressive days which
ever and nnm give us a taste of the forvid
hours of a torrid dime. Bustlo and activi-
ty prevailed around: tho river was instinct
"With life and motion, and a thousand boats,
gallantly equiped and manned, furrowed its
broad bosom; a thousand confused sounds
floated in the air; and the .Tuhn Bull of the
olden timo seemed to bn in the full enjoy
ment of proverbial merriment that pic
turesque John Hull of tho second qnailer
of the eighteenth century. in cocked hat and
lated cravat, embr tillered an 1 hrig'it color
cd coat, knee bieechcc, and high quartered
Young enjoyed the scene with n poet's
eye, and found ample materials for ths in
dulgence of bis satirical, when on j of the
Indies proposed that they should all go to
Vauxhall. as it was a ptipliu night. Tim
proposition was received with acclamation.
and a wherry was soon freighted with the
joyous co-tip my. Byway of amusim bid
IJTair fribiiJs, Young drew from his rocket
a flute, on which he excelled, and Iii4 nnli.e
were so perfect that a crowd of boats soon
'fathered around; among others was one
filled with young officers, which pulled has
lily tip, and look a station alongside that of
itlio musician. As Young only plaved for
19 gratification of his company and himself
jnu n.u inn tmiiisc wi uq niauo a puuiic spec
tacle; so he soon ceased, and returned Uh
flute into his case. One of thn officers
tt3fts offon:e at this; and, thinking that bin
feame was sure villi a youiiff man in a clor-
jEyman'a dress, and whoso aspect was any
thing but martial, ho ordered tho player to
fproduco his flut'o and bpgin anew. Young
nrugged ins shoulders at this ptece of iin-
icrlincnce, but took no further notice of it;
t was followed by threats and curses.which
bad no greater efl'eet upon tho person
gainst whom they were directed. Tho
itnected his rowers to close with the boat
of the rcf.ictory musician, nnd sworo he
would (ling him into the Thames unless he
immediately began playing. The alarm of
the ladies was intense, and seeing that the
soldier was about pulling hi threat into ex-
iLiimui, inry mireaieu : ming lo yield to
the cxigencj ; but,lho indignant flutist still
.r- i . 1 , ..
-uuwarii j exclaimed a soft voice at
his side, 'will iou do nothing to oblige
'Do you wish me, Anna.to submit to tho
degrading insolence of such a brute !'
Yes, 1 do; beg i, if you have any retard
Young drew out his flute without anoth
er word, and played several gay aijs.whilM
the triumphant soldier beat lime with os
teiilation, applauded vehemently, and look
ud round as if to impress upon the auditors
the idea of bis rrresistable importance.
J hu company soon after reached Vaux
hall, where the, parties separated. Hut al
though Young's exterior was calm, be fell
a deep resentment for ihc insult to which
lie had heen subjected 111 his mistress' ires-
cure. Her accents had soothed his wrath,
hut it could not extinguish tho desire ol
icngeanco, anu ol making his oppressor
ridiculous in In turn ; so ho dsttrinined
not 10 lose i'iit ol the uggrcscor, and lo
take the first opportunity, when ho was a-
loue, of speaking to him. All occasion
soon offered, when he cooly addressed
'Sir,' said he, 'yon have got an nwkard
habit of speaking loo loudlv
' Ah !. rejoined the other, ' that's because
I I... -... !... 1 . . . - I
i iuuio u nam 01 ueiug oucyeu at lliu Irrst
, .'qVllial-depeiitls upntr,..v,Wnr hearers;
aid I have a different opinion.'
' Have you ? and yet it seems that just
O, but you must know why I submit
ted to your rudenese.'
Well, what is your wish now, sir ?'
To give you to understand that ilTnro-
dured my flute, it was not to gntify you,
but solely to oblige the ladies' under mv es
cort, and who wero frishtencd at vour lomr
swonl and loud oaths; but they are not here
now; so '
Von know this is a ehallenie. and vour
111 a retired place, and at the mercy of a
man whom he had giievously ollemled, and
who seemed determined tu oxaut reparation
after his own fashion, did as ho was des.red
and stepped through the figure ofa minuet,
while Young whistled a blow and .inpropri
When it was finished Young said
' Sir; j on have danced remaikably well;
much better in its way, than my lluicplav -ing.
We are now even; so if you wUh.wu
will begin another dame, in which I will
be your vis a vis.' Waving wb'uii, he diew
But the dancer very justly thought he had
received a pioprr Icsson.anJ more favorably
appreciating the man he had so wautonlv
instilled, iln 0,,'lit il would be better lo have
iiim lor a Irieud than an eneuiv He there-
fore held out his band to Young who shook
il cordially; and in peifect harmony, vnd
arm-in-arm, they quilted thu spot which
might have been land to one of thorn,
had, fortunately, only served to mo
take a lesson in dancing.
I'roiideiico lo take you from us to bo hero ' r 11 r
no more, 1 have thought 1 should marrv for I .. T.0 ni!d' t,,al "1C la"fi'l
Why should it ? You havo affronted
me, nud owe mo satisfaction.'
The soldier smiled disdainfully as he
said 'As you pleasp, sir; yon shall be sat-
igticil. When and in what place shall it
'To-morrow, at day bieak, in Battcrson
fields without seconds, as the affair only
concerns you anil me. and my piofessiun
compels me to hate soruo regard to the
proprieties of society.'
' Be it so; what are you arms V
The sword,' replied thn juienile mem
ber of the church militant.
The condition bring thun arranged, a loni; timo nasi. I slmnM r,.I..Mhiu ... ,-r..
the young men joined their respective par-1 il it should be the will of ! rovidenco to take
On the following morning they were
both punntu.il lo their appointment. The
officer had drawn his rapiei when Young
CURE OF A HYPOCHONDRIAC.
' Now my dear.' said Air. Woodsum
faiull, to her husband, ' thu lime has e.omo
at last. I feci that I am on my death-bed,
and have bit a siiort time to stay with you,
uui 1 nope we snail Ue resigned to the will
of Heaven. Those ihiugs are undoubtedly
all ordereil for the best and I would co
cheerfully, if 11 was not for my anxiety a-
buiu you and the children. Now don'i ou
think, my dear,' Mm continued with increas
ing tenderness, ' don't you think il would
be best for you to get married again to some
Iviiid, good woman thai would be a mother
to our dear little ones and make vour home
pleasant or yoM YirT- "
ohe paused and seemed to look earnest
ly- in Ins 1'uitr for-nil answer.- '
Well I have sometimes thnushl of late.
it might be best,' said Mr. Woodsum, with
a erv solemn air.
Then you have been thinkine about it,'
said .Mr. Wdodsum, with a slight contrac
tion ol the muscles of the face.
WJiy yes,' said .Mr. Woodsum, ' I have
sometimes thought about it, since you have
had spells of being so very sick. It makes
r.e feel dreadful to think of it, but 1 don't
know but it might be a matter of duty.'
Well I think 1: would,' said .Mrs. Wood
sum, if you can only gel ihe right sort of
a person. Lvery ihiug depends upon thai
my dear, and 1 hope you will bo ery par
tieular about who you get, very.'
' I certainly shall,' said Mr. Woodsum,
' don't give yourself any uneasiness, about
ilut my dear, for 1 assurn you 1 shall bo J
very particular. Tho person 1 shall pro!)
ably havo is imp of the kindest and best
tempered women in the world.'
B.il havH you been ihi.iking about any
one iu pailicular.my dear,' said Mff. Wood-
There is one, that I havo thought of for
no more, 1 have thought 1 should marry for
my second uiiu Hannah Lovejoy.'
Aneurllily lire at once Dashed upon Jttrs.
Woodsum's eyes elio leaped J'lom ihe bed
like a cai; walked across the room, and scal
ed herself in a chair.
What!' she exclaimed in a trembling
voice, almost choked with agitation, ' whai!
marry t.iat sleepy hint of a Hamuli Loie
j' ! .Mr. Woodsum, that ii too much fur
!lfcSh and blood in bear I can't endure that
nor 1 won't! Il.iunali L.vijoy to be the
mother of my children ! No '"dial's what
never shall be. So sou may go to your
ploughing, Air.. Woodsum, and set your
heart. Susan, she continued, lurirng to one
ol the girls, make us more lire under that
dinner poi !'
Mr. Woodsum went to the field, and pur-
suoii ins woru, and uhen he resumed at the
dinner hour, hu found the family dinner
well piepared, and his wife prepared to do
ihe honuis of the table. Mi,. V 1 11 win tl III 'll
but I health Com that day confined to improve,
and ' mid she via hhi mi- nfu.r, .,.,..,!., . ;.i k.
the terrible idlliuiiun of ihc hypochondriac.
In every I'resiJential campaign, the Fed
eral papcis aiu continually filled with won
derful stories about votes taken on board
steamboats, in rail-toad can, &c, invaria
bly resulting in a largo tn-jorily for thu fed
eral candidate, and going to show that de
mocracy has not a friend in the world.
The following from tho recent admirable
speech of Air. WatliMsnn of Tennessee,
made iu the House of Ufpresenlatives iu
renlv In iSlr. ltn'1. -illml..j 1I. .1
kv ;,r .;.:.f. Ik ftmW'
hi. 11 ,1,111 n Hum mi,. i'i.t:i;i;iiiii smowji pre
cisely how thesu mailers are to be under
In glancing over a whig paper a short
tune ninre, my attention was arrested by an
article heided in Lrgs capital', " A voice
from ihe South." From the ll 1111 nt? can-
lion, I was induced lo read it: and what
should I learn but the astounding fact that a
steamboat had arrived at the pnit of Mo
bile, and among ihe passengers, a vote had
been taken for I'rei-ideni the lesull of which
was, twenty-ninc for Harrison and nine for
Van Buren ! I began to think the
democratic parly were surety upset at lasi
that sin h facts eonld not be resisted;
and I do not know but I should have
entirely desponded, on my part and given
up tlie contest, bad u not been for a second
thought which occurred to me. I reeollee
led of travelling up the .Mississippi river a
bout two years ago, when it was bolievei
Mr. Clay would be Ibo candidate for ihe
ricsuleney, a uem email from IMnludelphia
with whom I hail a psfii.d acquaintance,
purposed that we shoulU hold an election
and rrscrrtai r tho preferences of thosu on
board the boat as between Mr. Clay and
Mr. Van Buren. I assented to the propo
sition, and we mado the count. But io I I
was cnmplotely trumped, 011 finding that nut
of near one hundred 1 abin passengeis. there
were bnl twenty three or four for Van B11
re 11 ! As a matter of course I became sat-
iilied that Democracy had but few charms
you from us.'
' And pray Mr. Woodsum who ean it be?
said tl 0 wife, with an expression, a Utile
moru of earth tli:i.i li,
produced a large horse nistol from beneath ' to her cvc. W ) U ii r, v !..... 1 , fur ihm pmu.t. .,! ;,, i,i,-i., 1......
' 1 ." ... 1 mil, cum -mi 1 IMI K-lllll . UIJ" nil n
. - I - I.. . 1 w . , , . .... .
..i . I...., auu iuu a smauy aim ai 111s an- 1 ou iiave ui named it to her have you V 1 hould parry the laugh, if I may bo por
l:,8""is, ' Oh by no mean,' said Mr. Woodsum. ' "lilted to use Ihe f.p.ession, which hail
W hat do yon mean V asked the astnn-. ' but dear, wo had better drop the subject: heen raised at my expense, when the can
uhrd soldier; 'bavr you brought weapons it agitates voir too much.' tain of the boat, who proved to be a sterlin"
in axiassiuaie rue :
" I'erhaps; but that will depend upon
yourself. Last night I pliyed upon ihe flute
was most ea.cnil llw f,o...i 1 11
Philadelphii, fried, who declared bo had
just found nut wlicro the Hemocrais coma
from at the time of elections, fihe lo cab.
in) and that ho never again would be de
ceived by those who lrau-1 iii the cabin on
steamboats, in stages or rall-ioitds, or thosd
who reside In cities, and towns and villagesi
Sir, ho was right. Democracy flaurislierf
best in ihc country, where 1 hesitate not id
say, there is more honesty, mbre ihanly in
dependence, and more subs' ntiiici inteilU
gence,.than can be found iu any of our
towns, not excepiing tho city of Washing
10, if we are to judye its population by those?
who compose the Whig "row v,'ov;s" not
long since, and who disturbed our slumbers'
by their groans ami hisses, and huzzas arid
bacchanalian shouts. In that li vimi. innv.
ing mas?, boys, negroes, lo.if.irs, and 0 new
species of the same aniinal.fjuiiliarty known"
in the city of New York as sonp locks';
took the lead, and the rear was brought up'
by dismissed ofike-ho'ders, muataoiied.-u:
Terriers, perfumed exquisites, nnd IfSre a'lid
there, a gentleman from both political par
lies, who had been drawn out by eurmiiiy
to witness their uproarious proceedings.'
Sir, I would advise ihem to reserve their
groans for a more appropriate occasion.
If they will only wait until next autumn,'
tbev will have cause to groau much moro
biiteily provided such ah eiTect.c2n ilo pro
duced by the triumph of Democracy.
When the vote comes to be taken aruong
the log cabin!! of the hardy West and thi
Eastof ihe North and thn South j thesd
midnight, whig brawlers will learn that tbd
District of Columbia is but a small spot in!
Ihe Union, and that if even they were en
titled ty-A-iu i il
ihey could "tcarrely rip'plc the fcufrttit 6rf
which the republican party are now sailing
ta victory. The prinriuJetf of the Gcucr-
al under whose bannrr ihey have enlisied
a-e not congen a! to the spiriiofor.tr fred
iuMiiuiious.- They msy hold him. up arf
ihe " log Crtbin and hard rider" cam i late r
ihey may resorl lo nicks usually practiceI
by demagogues still it will not do; Tha
people know their rights, and will maifihwi
ihem, no matter whether ihey live iu log"
cabins or more comforlahlo dwellings; nd
m itter whet.'ier they dunk hard elder, paid
cherry or pure VaieA
hi morning it is vour turn to dance.'
I would die first, you havo taken an un
worthy advantage of this stratagem.'
As you did yesterday of the ladies pres
ence; but come, captain, you must begin
I shall do nolhinc of the kind, sir; your
conduct is most tingomlcmaiity.'
No strong language here, captain; dance
.lemocrat, dyed in tJie wool, suggested that
there wero about one hundred and thiit
'But Mr. Woodsum voti must tell me
who il is, I can neier die in neaco till von ,
do-' " deck nassenirera" that we had not ver i.
It is a subject loo painful to talk annul,' 1 ken iu thu count, the great majority of
sain Mr. u ooiisum, and it dont appear to' whom were substantial farmers, tho honrst
it .......I.I I... I . - - II t. I . ....
iiiu li uesi 10 caii names.- ' log cabin" men from Missouri. Illinois.
But 1 insist unoii ii.' said Mrj. Wnml. r"p,in,,.tv rrt..i,n..n t..,i:... ni.r 1
a f 4vuui.ajn, iUiaid IIIW( Ullll
sum, who had by this tune raised herself up Pennsylvania, who had been down lo New
with great earnestness, nud leaning upon Orleans with their pork and beef and corn
her elbow, while her ceaiehing glance was
reading every muscle in her husband's face.
'Mr. Woodsum, I insist upon it !'
Well, then,' said Mr, Woodsum, with 11
and flour. CJn, said he, and soe whether
they nro whigs or democrats ! We did go,
sir, and what do you suppose was tho re
sult of our investigation ? As well as I can
1 ll . I
ni "live, or j win ure. j hibh, nam mr, y oousum, witii 11 suit ol our investigation I As well as I can
These words, which were uttered with sigh, if you insist upon it, my dear I ' recollect, there was one hundred and throe
much earnestness, and accompained with have thought that if it should be the Trill ofjfoj Van Buren, and fourteen for Mr. Clay.
From tho' PennsylvanianY
THE OBJECT HEVEALEli.
In a conversation held on tho eompara1
live merits of the two presidential candw
dales a short lime since, with several gen
tlemen of tho Harrison party, the following
frank declaration was clicilad !
Tho whi? gentlemen readily RtJmitted'
tho total unfitness of their candidate fur thd
high station ho had been nominated for
' W e would not, they earnestly replied.
elect Uenerul Harr ison had wo tho power1
0 to do, over1 Mr. Van Buren. as we knotf
him to be totally unqualliiicd for tho station
But our object is to consolidate and keep
together the whole whig pariv for the con
test of 1811, when nil tho c nilidates will
bo new and Untried men ami .imuni con-
dieting and sectional interests, personal
predilections and preferences, wa will iheit
stand a lair chance or succeeding; but now'
we are free lo acknowledge, that we neither1
expect or desiro the sueccis of General
This confirms the belief we always' ert'
icrlained, that the friends of Mr. Clay, do
'paring of his success at this lime against
Mr. an Uuren, whore administration had
been too brilliant nud successful for them
to indulge even ihe bopo of defaming Ids
re-election by the people, havo sigti'sd to
defer his chance till 1811, nnd that the old
Genen.l was put in nomination for- !'.cfipur
ciow above mentioned, to keep "llto opnoii-
lion togniher until it is deamed pojitiu ta
brimj their great captain into tha field,
Why can carpenters ueverbe IrcstoJ as se
enrily for one another ? Becauso they artf
always cutting their stick.