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I have sworn upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over tlio Mind .f Man." Thomas Jeffenon.
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Inlaw happy the loafer, his unceasing song.
Too lazy to think, he ne'er bothers his pate
With affairs of religion or intrigues of
State: ' 7
frwist eating and drinking his days are all
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HAnd October succeeds to the sunshine of
tllii labor is onlv his carcase to move
From the door, and stick close an a leech to
There seated old Boreas may bellow in
And the tempest of winter howl over the
Placed too near the chimney to stiffen or
He puffs his Principce and loafs at his ease
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Inccdote. Afier tho battle of Salamanca.
'Lord Hill, the British General, was walk
frl'.ver the blood-stained field, he observed
i wldier in a gloomy mood, leaninc unon
' firelock. Struck with his. manner, he
iJvanced and asked what he was thinking
tyut. The soldier answered ' of the
'amber of widows and orphans I have this
J'X made for a shilling."
Any man who would beat his wife, should
j1' sentenced to wallow naked throng!) ''De-
ember's snow," then to' catch the itch and
f his bands tied behind him. '
From tho Casket:
THE ROBBER CHIEF.
A STOHY OF THE SEVENTEENTH CKNTURY.
In the year 1052 the Black Forest was
infested with poachers. When game was
scarce they levied contributions on travel
lers, and having eased them of their prop
erty, they returned to conceal themselves
in the woods. Robbers and poachers are
almost synonymous; in fact, a man who
steals game at night, armed to the teeth, is
eldom backward in murdering any one
who opposes him, and, when game is
wanting, it is easy to replace it by a purse
oi gold; and with this advantage, that thrr
is no need of going to market to disnose of
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iiie spoil, uesides, it is merely drawinc
trigger in either case. The chief of ihr.
marauders was a young mm of good fam
iy, born at AschafTenbourg. Libertinism
lad hurried him into crime. In love with
young girl who had been refused to his
iddress, he resolved to carry her off: and
to avoid the pursuit of the law he joined
himself lo a knot of dissolute vounir men.
who had already taken the Forest for their
iboue. Determined and intrenid.thev snnn
secame the teiror of the gamekeepers and
woodsmen, who were speedily quieted bv
an unseen fowling-piece.whenevcr an attack
on these lawless men was meditated. After
a time no one dared to pass tlirouirh the
Forest,nor even lo travel alone in its neigh
borhood after dark.
Hans Rudinet, who had become chief
of the band, soon grew tired of the young
creature for whom he had first adopted the
protession of a robber; the gentleman loved
variety, and under different guises travcr-
sed the neighboring villages, where, if he
saw a Banusome woman he wduU wntui
her movements, and (rack her footstens.
until tlio desired opportunity arrived; when
pouncing on her like a bird of prey, he
would bear her off to tho Forest. Nine
young women were in this manner taken
away from the vicinity of Frankfort, ehrht
oj whom returned, soon or late to their
houses, some ill, some mothers, and all
more or less desolate. Hans Rudinet lelt
other spoils to his comrades, provided ho
kept the women to himself. An excellen
marksman, the deer, the wild boar, or the
goat that passed within two hundred pa
ces oi nis arquebuss received its contents
in his heart. If the forestora assembled tn
atlack the poachers, the latter allowed the
former lo advance deep into the forest, and
then, at a signal gignel by Hans, all fired
at once, and rarely did it happen that a man
unhurt escaped to carry the news of their
neighbors. The comrades of Hans aimed
at the trunk of their adversary; but ho in-
variably lodged his ball in the left eye of
tle man he singled ouf When a poor
wretch was found dead, with the left eye
pierced, the peasants would sav, "This is
the work of Hans Rudinet."
These enormities could not but bring on
a catastrophe. The Senators of Frankfort
assembled to devise means for destroying
or dispersing this horde of brigands. Some
trocps were placed at their disposal, and
all the young men of the district joined in
the crusade proclaimed against the robbers;
they were resolved to capture Hans Rudi
net, and bring him. dead or alive, into the
town. The forest was surrounded, and
after a desperate resistance, all the poach
ers were taken, except the chief. They
were conducted to Frankfurt to be tried
and executed, and a great part of the neigh
boting population hastened to be present
at this spectacle. Men and women rejoi
ced in the downfall of their enemies, but
tho satisfaction was not entire, because
Hans Rudinet had escaped. A young
woman, holding a little boy by the hand,
stood near the gibbet, watching the execu
tioner preparing to perform his officejwhen
turning to observe a man, who piessed
close to her, she observed Hans, and was
about to utter a cry. but he whisnered.
"Silence, or that child shall soon be an or
phan." She was silent, but the words
were heard by an officer of the police, and
ne looked attentively at the man. for he
knew that the girl was one of those who
had passed some months in the forest with
the poachers; and ho felt little doubt but
this must bo Rudinet, for on comparing
his features with those of the child, ho per
ceived a strong resemblance. Acting on
this opinion, he signed to two of his col
leagues, and the three, seizing the man,
conducted him before the senators.
'You have secured all the poachers but
the chief, and we now bring him befoio
A young woman who entered at the same
time cried out. "Pardon, pardon, for the
father of my child!"
'Yes, I am Rudinet, and this girl has be
trayed me, but I forgive her.'
'Tell the executioner that his day's work
is not yet done, said a senator.
This fellow who has iust seizod me.
said Rudinet, 'was yesterday within two
hundred paces of my arquebuss, and I
meant to have hit him in the left eve. but
a sudden emotion of pity seized me; had I
loiiowed up my first 'dea he would have
been dead, and I should not stand here be
i ou roauy can put a ball into a man'n
eye at two hundred paces?'
'Yes, I would engage to put in ten!'
'It is not possible,' said an orouebusier in
You think so, becaute you are not ex-
pert yourself; do you thing I resemble you?
Well, if a will afford you any diversion. I
am willing, before I die, to allow you what
a man can do with an arquebuss!'
'We shouM like to eee it?' cried several
'It shall be so,' said a sonalor, 'and if he
put a ball into the neck of a Wile, without
urcnKingiT, wtrivill pardon him!'
' I hat would be cany,' observed Rudi-
net, while another senator remarked, ihnt
pardon should not be granted on easy
terms to one wiio had been so rreat an r.r.
No said he, 'nine vounff r-irls have
" o ' -
oeen laKcn Irom their homes by him, and
he shall fire nine balls, designing with them
the cipher 9 in the vane over the note Em-
'Weil said; and if ho fails in one ball we
will hang him.'
'Yes, yes!' roared the crowd, delighted
at having two exhibitions instead of one.
'I am quite content,' said Hans Rudinet.
if pardon is to attend success!'
We will beg itforyou! cried the xrnue-
'Il shall be granted,' said the senators.
'Give me then a piece and nine balls.'
'Place him under the gibbet,' ordered tho
burgomaster, 'put a cord round his neck
and if he miss ono shot; tighten it till you
Hans Rudinet took the arquebuss. and
examined it, without seeming disturbed by
the preparations of tho executioner, who
was placing the cord at the bureomaster
had indicated. He then put in the pow
der, ball and wadding.and raising the niece.
with careful sttention ha fired, and the vane
turning on its pivot, thowed that it was
'There's nothing remarkably clever in
'Oh no; any body might do the same!'
'I would bet a trifle that the third ball
'The second comes before the third.'
said Har.s coolly, 'look, there it is; have I
placed it well?
Now then, for the third; three, does il
begin ihe curve?'
Four five six; see I have mado the
circle; it remains but to put the tail to the
Belter and better; bravo, Rudinet vou are
the best marksman in the world!'
And the people who a few minutes be
fore would have doomed tho poacher to
death, now hoped for his safsty. The ar
maining shots should be lens true, and tint
girl pressed her child to hei heart, which
palpitated with the dread that an ill-direct-
cu ball should provo the signal for executing
a man who obtained possession of her per-
son tiniawiuny. Uut tho three other balls
were fired with as much accuracy as the
former ones, and the 9 was as well formed,
as though tho holes had been forated by the
Vivat!' screamed the girl.
'Vivat!' shouted the arquibusisrs.
'Nivat!' cried the people
Rudinet was quickly relieved of his hem
pon cravat, and cariied in triumph before
'How will you deserve the life which wa
spare you?' they asked.
j in learning lo bo an
honest man !'
Why did you not begin sooner?
'Because my companions would not let
me; out they aro gone may the rest in
peace! If this young woman will consent
Wl" may her to-morrow, and tho town
ot 1-rankfort shall not boast a more honest
citizen thar. myself!'
Hans Rudinet kept his word; ho became
an honest citizen, a good husband, and n
tender father,' as we read on the headstone
in a cemetry and he was unanimously cho
son for a chief of the arqucbusiers.
Should you go to Frankfort-on-lhe-Maine.
you will see, over the gate called TVior Em
chicinmer, a small tower, surmounted by a
weather-cock; and, if you look very nartic
u'.arly, you may still trace tho cypher 9 des-
ignaiou uy the nine balls of Hans Rudinet.
the poacher, and expert marksman.
n , i--. W. F.
A FISH STORY.
Truth is strange; " 'tis true 'tis strange;
and strsnge il ia 'ii, true I" Tho followinz
is a fact.
Once upon, time, when the packet .hip
Conolanu, was returning from Liverpool
to New York, the ce,penter, P
man, taken s,ck, and after a b,f iU,e ex.
p.red on shipboard. He had an interesting
son, who was his M,Jltant ship carpenter!
and he loved hi. father with the most tender
nd filial affection. The poor youth's hear,
we. almost broken at th.lOSBOf hi, parent,
and no persuasions could induce him to learo
The usual preparations for a funeral a"t
sea were made; the poor carpenter was sew
ed up in a winding .heel, and with him wa.
put an old grindstone, hatchet and chisel,
to carry him down to his Jong real ilt lho
ocean. The poor boy grew frantic whea
his father was about to be committed to tho
waves, and wa. obliged to be held off by
the sailors. At length just as th, f,tti urc,l
of the yeel wa. taken place, the boy, with
the .trength of a maniac, broke from tho
sailors, and dashed himself upon the body
at the vcary moment that it w.s sliding over
the ship's side. It was too late to save him,
and clinging wildlyt0 tho dead body of his
father, tho hapless boy was seen to make
one swift plunge, and disannear fn,...
down, down, into the internal ram. r
the mighty ocean. This was in lmstmi. at
When in lat. CO Ion?. 4fi. nn B,m...
Shark was caught, and when hauled upon '
3 m0Sl extraordinary noise seemed to
proceed from the huge monster's stomach.
The creature was opened, and there was the
father, the eon, tho grindstone, the lmiM,-i
and the chisel 1 1 ! The noor carnB.nr wi
not died, but was in a trance when fhv
ried him, and there he was sharm-nSn 7,7.
hatchet, while the son was turnino- A-
grindstone! they having iust remlveJ t
cut their way out of the shark's stomach ! ! !
HINTS TO YOUNG LADIES.
If young women waste their time in ..
vial amusement, the prime season for im-
ANECDOTE OF SHERIDAN.
Tho following anocdoto of Sheridan's
vinous eloquence, wc had from the Ii'dj of
one of tho oldest surviving friends and fol
lowers of Fox, and himself a hichlv infiu-
ontial whig of the old school. This centls-
man and Sheridan had dined" together at
Bellamy's; and Sheridan having taken his
allowance, gave his accustemed signal fer a
move. This signal consisted of tho words
" Now I .hall go down Jind see what's do
ing in the House;" which in realitv meant. I
-J 1 . . ' Mb,-., I.!-.- . .
auu vas always so internre ed by ffhnwr i"""""ul which is oeiwesn the ar
dined in his company, "I have drank enough; 'ix"en Dd twenly they will hsreafter re
ray share of the business is done, now do grel 01Hef the loss, when they come ti
yours; call for the iill and pay it." On lcel lnerase'v" inferior in knowledge to al.
this occasion the usual course wa pursued; r',ost ereiy one converse with; and a-
and the bill having been settled by Sheri- faove a11, if t!,e-v ,houId ver be mothers,
dan's friend, the latter, hearing that Sheri- when lheT feel tll,ir inabilitv to direct and
dan was " up,"felt curiou. to know what he llle Pursu'" of their children, they
could possibly be at, knowing the glorious wil1 then fin(1 ignorance a .evert mortifica-
state in whioh ho had just departed. Ac- tionand a "al evil. Let this animate
cordingly, he entered the house, and, to his tIleir indlI8'; and let not a modost opinion
no small astonishment, found Sheridan in a of ,.licir caPac't'" he a discouragement to
fit of most fervent oratory, thundering forth t,ieir endt" after - knowledge. A mod-
the following well-known passage.1' Give rat8 understanding, with diligent and well-
them a corrupt House of Lords; give them direc,cd application, will go much further
venal itouee of Commons; give them a a mreiy genius, if attended with
tyrannical princo; give them a truckling that imPa''nce and inattention which too
Court; and let me have but an unfettered oflen accompany quick parts. It is not for
press, and I will Jefy them to encroach a want capacity that so many women are
hair's breadth upon the liberties of Eng. sucl1 trifling and insipid companions, so ill
land." qualified for the friendship and conversation
VPRvTfTiirTi. of sensible man.or for the task of instruct
.,P w ,r .. - lnffore'"ingafamily,iti3 oftenerlho
" Cousin William," .aid a merrr. mis- n,nii nr.,.,.i.. .L
..-b..w. v. vw..siu ma lairon iney reauy
ch.eyous young girl the other d.y, in our have, and from omitting to cultivate a la.to
hearing; ' what do rou think I heard a oret- rn, intBii.nh,i : ....
ty young lady say of you ?" Iec, ,!iey lo lhe . nleaaur '
William blushed and looked as grave as wniM, n.iii,., m:.r. , . .
. - ......... HJI0IUIIU1IB I1UI V COU1U U C-
the circumstances that a ' nrettv vounc la- .:. n,. .j i.si u .
a i t'M.w iiiciii, auu itiiicii wouia ue a comfort
dy had said something of him would al- and rei0llrc8 in lmo amy poasible
low. I ,; ; i-f
I don'tknow" soraethi.fr good I hope.
Who was it, Coz ? , ,,,,, ZSEE,...:
" Shan't tell you ? but it's the truth: a ve.ii.1,.,1 ,...i..: u..t . F.
... """" "iioianun i ercy uyssne oneney,
7 6 " ' " '"" uuuMot an epigram oi Abulfadhill, recorded in
Mil " I ..... .... '
' Well, tell me what it was ?"
"I shan't unless you will give me that
Annual that 1 wanted,"
" Well, agreed you shall have it
tell me ?"
' Well now don't blush so she
yu were the ugliest looking man she ever
laid her eyes on," and off ran the Utile
I wrfltnh with a nmrrv Inrnrti iK.I mnrla
quebusiers almost tremblid lest the re- hooie ring again,"
D'Herbelot, is from the last number of th'a
London Sporting Review :
Ilamadan is my nattvo place,
And, I must say, in praise of it. '
It merits for its ugly face, ' ,
What every body says of it.
Its children equal its old men
In vice and avidity;
And they reflect the babes again,
In exquisite itapidity.
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