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Vat. xvia—mi
The Arab Steed.
Ths subjed of the R9lowinß unreal*, in rityine
is taken from Lammtinces “Trarels hi the East,"
The wounded sheik lay bound in chains,
But his Arab heart beat high,
As he thought upon his tented plains,
Where pastoral palm-Ml*9 l *h :
He pondered on . fhe wealth of Lift,
giquandered like worthier* store—
Of his bta►e . companione inigo; strife,
Now blackening in their gore
apiritounk into a dream—
The vultures fierce he saw
iadeiitiige strewn -
Their palmier bosoms gnaw:
He viewed his stately patriarch tent,
With his fair boys at
He heard their careless merriment,
And Abla's love-taught lay.
Fond one! she knew not that the morn
%rimld shine the lad for him,
Else would she rend her leeks forlorn,
Else were her dark eye dim:
Itat Chief had looked in Death's dark face,
IF From Youth, without a liar;
Yet in his eye you then might trace
The sembance of a tear.
But deem not %was his own dark doom
Bade that warm tribute start :
It was--that on his slighted tomb
Would break that loving heart!
What rouses his bat thoughts at length?
A desert steed's wild neigh:
Free, as when glorying in his strength
He joins -the battle fray.
..My steed! I know thy neigh full well,
Thou rival of the gale !
Long shall the desert minstrel tell
Thine and thy manor ' s tale :
And skaU ithoornever more career
Athwart the desert wide,
My noble bait., but linger here,
Neglected in thy pride I
4 •Y es!" as be spoke his lord forgot
His hastening down, and crept,
Though bleeding, Geed by generous thought,
Midst free that heedless slept,
Until he.found his poble steed,
Then gnawed his cord sport,
With lastly tailing strength; and freed
The sharer of his heart.
...Now speed thee hence, my noble ono,
And seek niy maul tent,
-Arid tell that ere*v-morrow's sun
shall Kaled's breath be omit !
day to my black-eyed Abla, too, -
la vaia shall she deplore,
And the blue distant monntaiu view—
For Kaled comes sr more!"
...Away!" the earth the bold barb spurned,
And scorned the sandy plain,
But swiftly to his lord returned,
As though he Celt the rein,
Amid gazed—and agighed—then in his teeth
He seised the dying sheik,
And bore him safe from savage deatli,4!74- -
Ere morning's roseate streak.
Away! o'er mount and desert waste,
Away ! through torreut's foam,
The 'feed and fainted rider haste
Unto their patriarch home!
The gaol is reached—the race ia o'er,
Ero waned that Wad night:
The Chief h aaved--but ah ! no more
Him stood *hall view the light.
Beneath the tent's broad sycamore,
Upon the filled turf,,:
Be gasps for life, besmeared with gore,
And foam, like Ocean's surf:
Yet still upon his lout he keep.
Hilt dimmed black eye with pride,
Who, weary, worn, unconscious sleeps,
With Abla by his side!
Bold barbs the desert harp shall swell
Its proudest song for thee
pilgrims by the shady well
Vatfnt thy fidelity.
When heroes fell, each high strung lyre
Awoke a kindred lay :
Nor did*. thou without Fong expire,
For thou wert bold as they.
survey from the Pyramids.
I have been so out of the world for the
Oast thiee months Aitat I am not qualified
go comment on the events which have been
! passing in it. I have been sailing up the
Nile, far into Nubia, some hundreds of
miles beyond : post offices and newspaper.;
-so that, on my retwm So Cairo, I have to
learn and think,over the news of the world
insteaduf remarking upon it. But I have
been taking Wither kind of survey, full
= interesting to me as that of the busy
living race: *survey of Time instead of
Circutpti l isuce ; mai it may be' well for
AP= to speak of this, not only because
my own mind is full of it, but because it
is good (ores all to hive our thoughts now
\, and then called off from present alliiirs and
Axed on ti point yf vie w which commands
• wider gospeet.
We are all apt to overate the importance
of mg anittlines, our Own work, our own
experisnee. Ido not *peak of this as
fault in us. It is natural to the Union
mind, and a good in its Oreeil ; for we
should barony put our full strength into
our wok, or Our hearty interest into the
emits of ereri daY, If we ilaW luiw,rmuill a
proportion any thing presem besra l e th e
histor7-4ctutracf. This etruck me pow-
Welly tis 011mr when ' l whenwitliet,
two • * 1 1 000 IttoSS on the t ol ) -Pr ll*
Great Frit* of Egypt. The present
famine in Ireland and trying wta• tar in
, 0 4 1111 0 see m naturally enough, to those
Jet dl; or experience of them, the
most important events that ever happened
in:the wohil ; built is worth while to look
back to famines which occurred-in this
Eastern part of the world several thinisands
of years ago, and see if uny thing could be
more important than their caws and their
consequences. During several months
past there have been floods in various parts
of Europe, sweeping away dwelling and
produce, and causing the loss of some lives.
To those an the spot this event appears
like the end of the world—the greatest Ca
lamity in the experience or man. BC',
looking over from where I stood, there was
a place almost within view where a flood
rose and destroyed a mighty monarch and
all his host, and affected the the destiny of
the hunian — race - to the end of time - . Again ;
we are vain of the enlightenment of our
age ; we think that our knowledge is al
most new, and that we are able to do things
by steam, waterpower, electricity, the tel
escope, the printing press, &c., which
were never before dreamed of by man.—
keurvey of the past from the heart of E
gypt may show us whether this is true,
and perhaps.sober our -views- in regard to
our own attainments and the prospects of
the race.
It was for some time taken for granted,
on the assertion of scholars who judged
too hastily, that.our globe has been created
0,000 years----that is, about 4,000 years
before Christ; and also that Man was ere-
ated at the same time. The science of
geology has proved that the world is very
much older than had been supposed; and
that it had lasted a long time, inhabited by
curious beasts and fishes, of kinds that we
never see now, before Man was created.—
And now, the more we look into E-
gyptian history, the more clear it becomes
that we have been mistaken in our judge
ment of the lapse of centuries, and that 0,-
000 years ago some nations were as busy
about their works of art, their farming,
manufactures, literature, and philosophy, ! fisheries, their hunting and shooting par
as we are now. When any ?ne speaks to ties, their boats with many oars and gay
us -of 0;000 years ago, we think of Adam chequered sails, their beautiful furniture,
and Eve gardening in Paradise—no such ! couches, easy chairs, lamps and vases, very
thing having been thought of as human a- like the handsomest of ours at the present
bodes, or clothing, or any of the arts of day ; their.kitchens, with the , slaughtering.
life, or transactions of men living in socie- I of cattle, and the cooking of the joints of
ty ; but it is now believed, with good rea-lheel; their wine-presses and their ward
son, that time pyramid on which I stood the robes of rich clothes and handsome neck- 1
other day was there in its place 6,000 I I laces ; their arms and war-chariots, and the
years ago; and it is certain that the build- tbridgesand fortified towns they passed over
ing of that pyramid is a thing which could lor stormed. I have seen the weaving of
not be done now, With all our boasts of gay cloth, and the steeping and spinning of
our modern resources. We cannot even flax; rope-making; glass-blowing, just
understand how it was done. such as may be seen at Newcastle any day;
This mighty mass of building covers i the building of houses, the carving of slat
eleven acres of ground, and is built of ucs ; games at ball, and gymnastics, wrest
blocks of stone so enormous that it is in- ; ling, and playing the harp.
conceivable howl with any length of time What is of far more consequence, as oc
or number of men, they could have been curing long before any clear tidings that
brought from the quarry and raised to Iwe have elsewhere of men's condition of
their proper places. It was once smooth mind and life; there are solemn pictures
and polished on the outside, and its histo- and sculptures about death and burial, and
ry was engraved upon it in hieroglyphic the state of the soul. I have aeon and the
characters. So the old historians tell us. body laid out and embalmed, carried on a
But now the smooth outside is all gone— Ibier to the boat, and borne in the boat to
taken, probably, to build other edifices ; lake or river which usually lay between
and the next range of stone blocks forms a cities and the burial places. I have seen
set of steps, by which means I got to the the ferryman, the dog which waited on the
top; a rough, broken; and difficult staircase further shore, and the judges who were to
of 480 feet high— the steps being chiefly assess the deeds of the deceased. I have
from four to three feet high. Each of our seen the weighing of his deeds, and his ad
party had three Arabs for assistants—dark mission into the presence of the approving
brown men, in turbans or little white caps, gods, by means of his integrity, the sym
and loose shirts and drawers,and who nev- bol of which lie carried in his right hand.—
er dream of` being silent for a minute, or of Thus early did the people of this country
leaving off asking for a present. These believe that soul lived alter the body was
Arabs are of a di t race from the pen- : ilead, and that its integrity was the means
pie who built the pmids,.and they know of its blessedness.
nothing whatever about them, nor can con-1 These had been prepared for their own- I
eeive why we go and examine such Crs, occupied by the embalmed bodies, and
merits. They can only suppose that we closed up for a future age to open ; the
go in eearch• of treasure. But they are mighty pyramids had been built, and their
kind to strangers, and faithful to their trust; appearance had grown familiar to genera
and I felt in very good hands while they ' 1 tions ; and their builders—tens of thou
were helping me up and down the outside sands in number—had long slept in their
of this, the largest building in the world.— graves, when a rich Arab entered the court-
They drew and lifted me up - the high steps, ! try, with his flocks and servants and - fam
so as to spare me any great fatigue, en-1 ily, to seek subsistence for them all in the
couragieg me with the few words of Eng- fertile valley of the Nile, as the people on
Rah they had picked up, "Very good!". his own plains were more than could be
and "half-way!" After one particularly fed. This rich Arab and his train tracers
difficult step, they were in great delight, ed the Delta, no -doubt, to arrive at the
and patted me oe the back, all three cry- great city of the great monarch of Lower
ing out, "Ah ! alt! good morning—good Egypt; and ho must, it is thought, have
morning I" They were ordered to be seen the obelisk now standing at Heliopolis . ;
quiet while we were at the top,where we, which all travellers admire, and have look
wlshed to look about us Undisturbed, and ed With amazement like ours at the Great
to date and begin some letters to our friends; Pyramid. This visitor was received with
but, with all my interest' with the_mene favor and pomp by the mighty king, .and
spread abroad. I could not but look on these Imnlie much of for a lithe. This was Atins-'
men with wonder and sorrow that they HAN. As I stood, the other day, loOkitit
should be inhabitants of a country abound- I at the .way he cams, and wondering at my
lug in-such monuments. 11ot in seeing the .very things he-. saw, and_
The landscape" which we overlooked
was this : From near the foot of thi pyre- j
mid to the , northern horizon stretched the
line which divides the sandy demo from
the fertile plain which extends to the I
Nile. - The line of separation — Wee:wavy
and' marked by a little canal, which had
ou in it some of the water left by the
inundation. To the east of this dine, fill
ing up the Ixtodscape to the river, and van
bilting in the'northetn horixan, spread the
most fertile • plain in ,the 'World, covered
with green crops, dotted with villages of
brown mud houses overshadowed with
palms, and marked by a faint linehf cause.
way heirs and there, and by timny threads
of blue water. To the east was the Nile,
about five 'miles from ue at' the 'nearest
point, but winding away from the, farthest
north to the utmost south. Beyond the
fiver spread the beautiful city of Cairo ;
its white citadel crowning a lofty rock,
: and being itself backed by the rocky hights
of the Mokultum hills. These eastern
hills then spread awaytoutliward into the !
Arabian desert; which allowed the eye no
rest till it came round to the river again.--
`The circuit of a landscape was completed!
by the Lybian desert ; the parched, glaring!
desert where nothing was to be seen on;
the interminable sands bu*a line of camels I
pacing along in the heat, and a few brown
Arab tents not far from the pyramid.—
For ti kW Mites to the south omus,
and close round about us,.were clustered
a crowd of pyramids—some larger some
smaller, but none to compare with the one
we stood on. Of these, the most interests
ing were those of Sakhara, which we had
'visited the day before. They stand amid
the Necropolis, (the great burying ground
of the mighty old city of Memphis.) of
which nothing - now -remains -- but a statue
here and there, and some scattered blocks
of sculptured stone ; nothing else but the
tombs, which are enough to show this was
a great city indeed.
Here, in these tombs, which are cham
bers cut out of the rock, and adorned with
columns and pictured walls; in these tombs
and otl , ers were men busy sculpturing and
painting at a time when we have been apt
to suppose the earliest generations were
learning how to live on the rude earth..:-- 7
These' pictures on the walls, however,
show the way of life of the Egyptians to
be not very far behind our own. I have
seen what the possessions of men were in
those days, from these mettiorials iu the
chambers of. their graves. I have seen
their flocks of cattle, their poultry-yards,
their fields in seed-time and harvest, their
considering how refined and advanced were
the people whom he visited, the history of
the world did 'appear to stretch itself out
so as to confosott qur early` boating, and
made us bitable asp to the rapidity
man progress. In these daytwoin-ed-reigti
ed and Were' obqyed without questi on. l!fot, only wets Ahem long and regular
reigns , but ate snPreuitteY Was unques ,
timed when in the hands of a woman; it
'token of high civilization; as was the func
tion pf the priesthood, with whom was
,lodged .a science and philosophy which we
I mare reason to believe has since cornmind
ed the veneration of the world when de)iv
ered by Greeks, and might do so still if we
could fully recover them.
A few generations after this, a young
slave was brought into the country, and
placed in the hOuse of an •fficer of liitatet.
We all know the story o oiseph ; how he
became•the minister of • great coon
in its rising greatnese ; a ds how he chang
ed the whole political , ition of Egypt
by buying up all the lan , for the monarch.
Froiit the time of that se' n years' famine,
the kings of Egypt were *summers of the
whole land and river—se e present ruler
is; and, as now, the previa for an unmiti.
gated despotiemivatreore
great improvements iinde
wise sovereign; an obj
may have had in view as
In various buildings 0'
have seen the unbakedl
it is called—which cann
out a large admixture or
The eoil of the Nile vall
worked up • with cut etre,
laid in the hot sun of thi
Some such bricks bear t
of - very - earty--kingi;" -
was the work assigned t
which they were go crue:
I could see them with m
if it were but the last sea
down from the pyramid
mains below us, and the
plain, and over toward G
given to the Israelites w
favor; and again over
through which Moses led
the oppression became
borne. Nearer to these
Cairo, lies the Island of
dition gays Moses was fo
daughter. I3ut this is of
point, and one which I
while gazing on the sam:
of natural scenery as we
the days of.his•youth.
One impression has
prise. I
. used to won
did till now—at that scup
ices which so angered t
piningafter Egypt after fi
to live there. It was
they could long to go b.l
cruel oppression, for •
it could give. I now NA,
having seen and felt the
ing the charms of the
One evening lately just a l
struck upon my heart, o,
the sense of beauty. A
an extensive grove of pal
from out of the thiClC;it
to the bight of 80 feet.
ved gently in the soft bre
the surface of a small p ,
grassy shores. There
and sharp shadows amon
stream had slowly mad
yellow santlhills of the d
themselves, between the .
scattered palms. Withi
carefully tilled fields. w
lupins, and purple bea
,cucumber patches were
tle were tethered beside he houses ; and
on a bank near 'tat meld. man and a boy
and a girl, 'basking in th last rays •of the'
sun with evident enpy ent, though the
magical coloring give' to Egyptian atmos
could not be ststriking as to Eng
lish eyes. But what:nest it have been in
the memory of the Israelites, wandering
in the desert, where there is no color ex
cept at sunrise and onset, but only glare,
parched rocks, and Otoking dust or_sand!
I will not attempt mw, for not one has ev
er succeeded in suci an attempt, to convey
any impression of tie appalling dreariness
of the depths of tht desert. I can only
say that when it roe up before me in con
trast with that nookof the valley at sunset,
I at last understoodthe surrender of heart
and reason on the part of the Israelitea,
and could gym pathke in their forgetfulness
of their past woes,ln -their pining for ver
dure and streams, it shade and good food,
.and for a perpethalinght of the adored riv
er, instead of the beeful sands which hem
med them in whichver way they turned.
This is not the 'ace for even the most
reverential inquire into the relation be
tween the Egyptiat theology and philoso
phy, and the sysem of Moses. That
great subject muscle left untouched, now
and here;, and I mist come down at once
to the time when Egypt •had sunk from
'her highest-pitch of greatness, and bad
been conquered, Got by the Persians, and
then by,klexandeiihe Great. I rill only
observe that Moseiwas the son-in-law of
a priest, and mustitierefore have been of
the priestly caste; of that caste- which
I held more poweronore knowledge, mere
',wealth, and a highr station than any oth.
er, An old Egysian histerian declare*
that Monet was -limpet( k.learhed pileat
of Helicipolis. I . le cannot suppose this
to be true; but it thaws how be *Weep.'
necteg. in the ppular belied'. with the
priesthood, and 'low naturally much of
his system must, lave been deriaQ fiom
the institutions if the country be was
brought up id. i , . ,
i t
The d e spis e d raelitett spread aid con
quered their con
es, and became a nation
powerful enough 6 hat ineknowledged in
tercourse of waror peace with the kings
of Egypt. Kineolomon married a prin
cess born and mired in the Nire valley ;
and when Solomon
,died, his•fother-lador!,
, •
Shishank,Went.up.a,gainet Jerumileiti f and
brought home may, captives and grievous
epoil.--I have seen on the walls, of .the
great temple of Kornai, at Thebeig, a soulp
tured group of Jewish captives,' whom the
conqueror was holding by the hair of *sir
heads and ,raising his war4uiife over them,
while they implored mercy with uplifted
. These battle pieces abound on the walls
and gates of the grand old temples which
are ranged along the Nile valley as far as
hints been explored; and they , remind ,ev
ery one who looks at them of the battles
of Homer's poems—except in the great
point that Homer makes the gods take part
in wars, while the Egyptian gods were of
too high an order to be so debased by hu;
man passions. 'Some scholars think that
Homer hed seep the city of Thebes, of
Which he gives such magnificent reports.
and where he represents the gods as coin•
ing-tlown to - iisitthernoble inhabitant: It
is pleasant to think, while gazing abroad;
that the father `of poetry saw, what' I
now see, and wrought his Epics and his
mind from leaking on the sculptured
walls that I have been studying. A
bout another great man—the first of his
class—the old Herodotus, whom scholars
venerate as the father of history, there is
no such doubt. We have his account of
Egypt in his day ; and so remarkable is
his veneration for the antiquity of the E
gyptian usages and edifices, that 1 shall
ever think of him as standing before the
great monuments of the land--a learner
as we are. He knew well enouich, and
plainly declared that the Greeks derived
their religion from the Egyptians—a thing
which it would be hard to dotibt when we
think of their account of the scene Mier
death—their river Styx, their ferryman
Charon, their dog'Cerberus, and the judg
es. All this tiaterat,nrid solemn amid "the
funeral scenety of Memphis was borrowed
and spoiled by the Greeks—as was much
else which is supposed to be their own.
If any thing is called Greek more emphat
ically than another, it is the philosophy of
Plato; but Plato lived thirteen years at
Heliopolis, studying philosophy under the
priests., who *ere Considdied Inaitekilb
all learning. No one will undertake to
'say that we should have had Plato's phi
losophy as it is, if he had not studiedtun-
Ider Egyptian sages for thirteen years:--
This happened nearly 400 years before
the time of Christ.
:fit: - as also for
tho sway of a
which Joseph
rich to the in
'his early time I.
It—crude brick
be made with
raw to bind it.-
is moistened,
moulded, and
ountry to dry.
name and mark
o make-these
the Israelites, in
ly oppressed. *
i• mind's eye, as
ryas I looked
n the brick re
wellings of the
hen, which was
e 'they were in
e eastern hills,
1 is people when
.o bitter to be
I.lls, and close by
1 hods, w hero tra
d by the King's
nurse a deubtful
red little about
:leading features
! ' before him all
I en 'me by sur
14'—ilea always
ty of the Israel
-1 ir leader—their
ingit impossible
I onceivable how
I k to a place of
I aka of anything
iid iii
er no longet,
Bert, and know
•y of the Nile.—
sunset, the scene
tossing it with
Ilage was beside
which sprang
I d richest clover
l'heir tops we
e which ruffled
d lying among
re golden lilies
banks where a
its way. The
ert then showed
Now, after consblering these things, and
seeing what Egypt was while the rest of
the known world was in an infantine or
barbarous state, what becomes of our pride
of knowledge and achievement? It is clear
that the Egyptians of the time of Abra
ham, and for generations before his tidy,
could do-things.of Which we are in - -
and had knowledge which is yet concealed
from us. Amid their abstract religion and
high philosophy, they 'painted - sr lacer
and cruel warfare, as Was men's way in
the early ages of the world. Amid our
nobte and . purer religion, and the /ighis - Of
many thousand years, men and -nations
now are quarrelling and fighting, and can
not even carry the point that every mem
ber of society shall have .sufficient Toed.
Surely, there is matter for deep considera
tion here.
me of the more
view were some
strong wheat,
blossoms ; and
t far off. Cat-
The land pf Egypt is now inhabited by
kith's, Who know nothing..heipe nothing,
care for nothing, but living on air - quietly
as .they can under a despotism which they
cannot resist. Parents cut of their Ail&
ren's best finger, that they 'may'be Unable
to write or to Are'efr a Musket ; and if
man earns anything that he likes, he con
coals it lest it shoOld be taken - from hint.
They choke up the solemn old temp'es
with mud buti,_ arid build their.hosele on''
the holy roofs. They burn statues
lime; and 'split the head of a granite marts.'
sue to make mill-stenei They light fires
against the : painted walls of antique totribs,
and, in search of treasure, crush under foot
the bones of the kings.. The temples are
filling up teiWthe pond of the desert, sad
the tombs are decaying under the ignor.,
once and violence of num ..lint the sand
of the , dotter!, is * friendly. preserver, and.
'l. may he:only withdrawing a grest . book of
knowledge for ji time. for restoration when
it can be. hotter need. The key to the
hieroglyphic language which they bear has
been discotered. While •secure of# this,
and knowing that alias moutimintud tree-,
sure lies safe endilry beneath the sand for
one thourp:tui luilei(along the valley of the •
'we, mey trust that the light of old
Egypt wilt not he,lost. but burn mare
brightly when the ages have removed liv
ing man furtherinki the future: In thOse
days there will•be some one to take a truly
rich and curious and varied Survey front
the Pyramids: ,
Our. journey his been prosperous to the
last demo ; almost too glorious. We are
off next for Sinai.
LIPS or A GrENTLEMANI-.-110 Beta Up
leisurely, breakfasts comfortably, mud a
tart gravely, mike insipidly, dines euper4
fluously, kills time indifferently, sups ele
gantly, gee to bed stupidly, and lives vs..
The Ruling passion strong in
Maxarin felt noeompunctinn in cheating
at cards, which were at that period the
ruling passion of the court ; and miser as
'he Wes, habitually risked the gain or boas
of fifty thousand Ayres in one night; while
as a natural consequence, his temper ebbed
add flowed with his fortune. Perhaps the
Met musing anecdote connected with
hilt avarice, multitudinous as they were,
wee an eqttivoque which occurred only a
few days before he breathed his• last, and
within, an, hot ; r aAer he had 'obtained the
absolution.whieh his confessor had for a
time withheld. •
The Cardinal had just transmitted his
will to Colbert,•when nowt* one scratched
at his door, which havimOwen interdicted,
Bernouin, his confitienlitYo6llle-e4m
bre. ilismissed the visitor.
• “Who was there?" *eked Mazarin, as
ism M. de Tubed the. president of
the chamber 4 . - AiocctuatiO,zeplied Bentou..
in; and I told him that your, eminence
mold mot be seea" • -
...ideal" exclaimed the dying inan,
have you done ; "he• owed nie money, per
he tame to pay it,; mat .hirw.back in
stantly." , • ;
M. de Tubeuff was overtaken, its;the
to-wpm, and-introduced. -Nor, had the el"
dine! deceived himself. • Ho was indeed
come to I iquidide whelity gambling debt ;
Mazarin welcomed him with etright emile
as though, he 'had y,earsvf life before him
in which io profit by lds good fortune, took
the hundred plunks in his 'hand. aud ask
ed foritiglieWol casket, which 'was placed
upon the hod, when he deposited the wine
in one of the compartments, and , then be
gan to examine voids great intermit the val,-
uable gems which it contained.
A.You must tive,sue leave' -44.*:de -Tot
beef," he aside, with emphasis e al. be lifted
a fine brilliant and passed it rapidly. across
the 'lien; "to-riffer to -Madame -de Tp
, beta*"
The president , of accounts, beliering
that the cardinal, in achnowledgement.of
the heavy sums , which be had-from time
to,tiina gaiaed st4he . eardrratils ; oir , hie se
count since he had tan ill ; to acflor
himself, was about to present him with the
precious Vini bia- , sheniteki in his
trembling fingers,,. moved a space or two
nearer the bed, with a smile up!' his lips,
"Po oiler to Madame Tubeuff--,7 re
peated the dying miser, still !Too
the jewel, ~ to offer to ; Madame de 'rubeuff
—my very best compliments r -
As he ceased apeaking be closed the
casket, and made a sign that it should be
Nothing remained for dke dlscometed
courtier but to make his bow and epart ,
With ht
fie - orodeiiiiciq- of feeling tlit, he
had been for an instant so fa 4 r the dupe of
ids ownwiehes, ,that while be Was' yet a
..,...—,.. , ..
hve, Juice di itfazarin could mhke up his
mind to give away anythinglor which he
had no pros 4 ct•of 'receiving an equivalent.
-..,—. U . 3
oer ,toitta the Fourteenth.
A Trae!Ghoot Story.
Dr. rewl ! r, 'Mohan of Gloucester, in
the'early fetof the eighteenth
was a' WI eVer la apparitions.' , lhe
lowing eunicrilation of the' bishop With
Judge PoWell is`recorded
afitucel saw you," said the lawyer, "T
have had Ocular dentonstration of the et.
istence of tioOttithil ipPittitions." ).
"1 am glad you are &mine* citinverr to
truth; but do yttou say ocular deMotiotra.
don t' Let tneleew the Pattieulare of the
story."' ' • ' A
uNly lord, I will. It was—let me 'e
last 'nitride) , night, between the hours of
eleven end- twelve; but neiter-tke ismer •
than the former, as I larideeping In my
bed, I was suddenly ;weakened 'bran an•
cOmmOn' noise,' and liedrd' soinething com
ing op sudri, , end andkintrdirectly towards
ilying open, I drew
back my mirtaitt, stnd saw a faint glimmer ,
rug light entertny eltailber."
"'.<ll'sidtte color, no doubt."
"Theight Wialff 'a dale blue, my lord.
And follow ad by a tall meagre personage,
locks hoary With age, and clothed in a
iringlOtte gown; -a leathern girdle Was a
kiout hii loins, bis beard thick and grizzly.
>r large fur cap on his head, and a long staff
ill his hand. Struck with astonishment,
1 remained for some time motionless and
silent ; the figure advanced, staring me full
in the face; I then said, "Whence an
what art thou ?"
— .6oWhat was the answer--tell me—wha
was the anewerr
"The following was the answer I re..
ceived :-41 am a watchman of the night,
an't please your honor, and made bold to
come •up stairs to inform the family of
their street door being open, and if it was
not soon aliut e they would probably be rob
bed before morning.' "
f3S:VIA ANNA'S DR/SAT•—It is said that
Santa Anna foamed with rage, [at Cerro
Gordo] when he found that the day wee
lost.—Charieston Coutith.
It is no wonder that. Hr. Polk's cork
legged friendfortesed's little. He wai
corked.--louia. Jour.
TWO DOLLARS 11111 Al(2 an
riEW BERMS-440.1
llong.—A man's house Is Ids muddy
paradise. It should be of all other spots,
that which he leaves with most regret, said
to which he returns with mast &Ilene=
And in order that it may be so, it should
be his daily task to provide everything
conven lent and comfortable, and evert doe
tasteful and beaatifiti should not be her
lected !
"A few sunny pictures in simple' frames strigeol,
A few precious volumes—the Wealth of the mhri
And here and there treasured some rare gem Mrairt.
To kindle the fancy or solli'm the heart;
Tints richly stun:minded, why, why shonkt I roans!
llh! am I not luippy-wnost 'Nappy at howl'
TRUY COURTlMY.— u Manners, " nye the
eloquent Burke, "are of more importatteur
than laws. Upon them, in s great mear
tire, the laws depend. The laws touch vs
here and there, now and then. Manners
iVe what vex and soothe;corropt or purify. ,
wish or debase, barbarize or reline, by I
constant, steady, uniform, insensible ope
ration, like that of the air we breathe - IL"
They give their whole form and color to
our lives. According to their quality they
aid morals—they supply them or they te•
• e e 'eve in lore. bet
have little faith in friendship—•and least of
all, in those men who profees the most,—
So long as you have apocket fill ofmoney.
or. power to confer benefits and to dispense
favors, there Is tut lack or what the world
calls his friends. Smiles and compliments,
and helping hands, meet you everywhere
but when the day of adversity comes, those
smiling friends will fall oft
"Like the•leavcs of the forest, when Annulus Lift,
. blown."
Most of us in our "salad days" are dis
posed to trust in the professions of friend
ship, and believe that all that glitters isgold.
lila; however, but a morning dresm, - and
the sooner the delusion is broken, the 11411-
ter for our interests, if not for Mir het:tett...-
1W youth we nre and Nitimistitry
nature, but as our sum: of life ascentis,ile
dews of affection dry up, the flowem oC
hope wither and eloae, and the beautiful
mists rise from the vales and vanish from
the hills. Life becomes stern and rugged
and real; and every man must fight its bind
-battle or fall on the field.
SvmpsTirr.--Russell was singing the
dismal song entitled , The Gambler's Wife;
and having uttered the words—
Hush! he conies not yet!
The clock strikes one!
he struck the key in imitate `the sullen
knelt& the departed hour, whet a respect.
ably &Infecd lady ejaculated, to the amuse.
tnenS4( eVenybody, *Wouldn't I hare fetch.
ed biro tine V
liaansommr iloaxitu"—The norilon Post ae.
knowledges that it has met the fete of most news.
Opera, and been once in its lifetime handsomely
heated. The affair was es follows:
- --The Strange Young Lady"—lt is now
going on eight years since we, then mere
bays, began to use the scissors; but though
inexperienced in the ways of the world,
we havint been often hoaxed—nor should
we have been "sucked in" by the
man, Ky., Standard, had it not been kor a
very bad headache on the morning of cut
ting out the editor's paragraph stating that
"A young lady, whose name he has not
been able to ascertain, came into his dwel
ling two days before and has since remain
ed with his family. She has, not spoken
a word since her arrival, but she weeps al
most incessantly."
'Six weeks after publishing the above,
our' sraigish brother relieves public mit.-
ty by this admission:—
“We have since found out her Mlle,
and can guess pretty well.where she eons
front.' Mies Lucy Hannah is a bouncing
gtrl, and when she gets a little older will
rail uijalher.”
A WAOONIKR 9 II , RETORT.-...A rich met.
chant, named Hogg, once requested a wag
oner to bring him a land of corn,-in a stated
time, which he failed to do, and did not
take the corn till the next day after that
which he had promised. The merchaot,
as might be expected, refused it.
replied the wagoner, 'you're the
first Hog I ever ever knew to refuse corn:
A'SIIRKSYD Bor.—A friend tells no the
following which we consider a good 'nn.
Being in a mechanic's shop, the other
day, an urchin came in, his dress covered
with mud. His father, observing his dirty
plight, said to him—
'William, my son, how came you to
muddy your dress so?'
hoy stoked a moment, then Wl*
114 his father hi-the eye, very eebeilt
, Father, what am I made er
.Duet. The Bible says, •Diet them ae
and unto iluet shalt thou remora:"
*Well, father. if I'm duet, 'how raw i"
help being muddy when it raise oe t..r
*William ! go down stairs atiirts.i,
wood, start.'
The Knickerbocker toe Mirth,
tratea the following: ' • ,i i'
"Why are we led to infer that
and Joshua wens intention* osoo 1 i' .
i A
cogie David, 'when be woo int ow
Goliah. on the "id of boogie ,l
sibigg" sad ,foi.hoo t omioao tail*
011 tho widii of ioriiho o •iskOd tr - ' 1
and sive a 6 togodiw Afoor silite, ~ ? 1 :