Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, November 19, 1847, Image 1

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11A0.4t.mAs l . 07 'nu' *tell 7011
td3lll AT P.I,RBT
0 1 , was 'aur a rees, and the village Upire
• „ Nod lengthen's,' otif its shadow '
The lited WM 0 ! IfeifilY played
• Withsimwbeipangled bud sad blade,
When ligitteomely a beauteous maid
C l one tripping o'er the meadow •
•.• . Wide miw.tern rapture end surprise,
, Limed on tomb a pair of eyes
,ArLigeshnsiii Align in Paradise !
Air form, bet dos, her mien were such.
, • Ai birweickinud, lingerie;
• '
• 'Wise AM he racks hWyouthfid brains,
Anii•insete for ttbpes to gram hbrattairia
Among the Many regions;
f Ow her fookt ehhati4ed,
• I ,, Wl6Us_retimi hof brow the sephymdaneed t
Tba rightusgans wen lunging
3 ifolyn•inoW4 Iwwwww On joyous bow,
COWiting *it,
7,teo . a how weire triaging.
' bestriAeld, and the treMsea vine,
Their odorous essences combine—
'Twas thug I wool my Cunha..
Tt i s brindled oow across the Mend
, er txueteits fitiloorwl, • ,
And _lidM the manes lily hand,
Although a little boisterous band
Of noisy urchin hollow'd ,
And ai she milked , trembling died
To win th e ig
0•110•1 : 1.;,.,i" =o h r:ly bride ;
' bea
help'd.the darling o'er, the stile,
Her raking. pall I carried,
And Whispeed blandly in her ear •
Of tluillling hope, of chilling fear,
Of blip when we were married ;
A bigsh suirtio) d but beauteous flux,
Which added yet a noontime grace,
And told me I had pined my can. -
Theeummer mum Mined our pith
• Home to her motber's dwelling; •
And as we trod the Bowes, lea,
• Att I I was busy as I bee,
Entaptur'd Imre-tales telling ;
The matron met us at tbe door.
Atui chid say loved 01110 o'er and o'er,
With isuligttation swelling ;
:Now, "flit and softly," I replied;
Pray, "while mother, do not chide.
, Your daughtees o allu re egloide _
THOV . G#V4,.#T A FU:1; r.
A dew drop, sparkling on a flower,
• db ab sie'd in earl y monsing'• toy ; • •
Ere long it ow ne d thieunbeam's power,
It the fragratudower to die,
Bat bore lea pertains to the sky.
waken'ilby that diy,
By death *Mae to mortals given,
The buoyant *pith Waves its clay,
Awl soars, a welcome guest, to heaven.
A mow., vase, of purest mould,
Iligh on the gamed idler stood ;
In curling waves its vapor
An erring to the thrown of God.
Jai fires =POW, ilthalbennte• .
Retaitin'd the coldly beauteous stone.
Thus °sidles beauteous feria Yenning,.
&Moe bordein to the swirls gieets4 •
While earth the liklosa rue retains
The blessed ins me Seam in heaven.
Hem, whore her lonely tomb appears,
_ •iAttertesteet flowenain.lisuu3t.riaer-- ._.•
' refteehlingdevrs for Marg.
40 1 ,1 04• 4 1foikwiado,for sighs.
halhiw'd smiles around her play--
Meet tribute to the lovely clay.
Foul women, think, 'us Gad bereaves,
And takes the loved one he has given ;
Ye, living, die—though dead, she lives,
And waits to welcome you to heaven.
•r J. C. RAILCU.D.
"All Wed him, and many wept Ms downfall!
omommar dower ha Moranad
And perished.••
I knew a youth—a noble, generous
'Yoirth-4nonrottt whose heart there flowed
a living &nut or pure and holy feelings,
-,whist apmad around and fatal:ea the
soil of friandshiP, and warm and getter
nil hearts crowded' isbout find enclosed
hitil'in a circle of pure entgodlike happi.
nese. The eyes orwoina g brightened at
his approach. and wealth and honor Broi
led to woo him to their circle. ' ,
-• Si* daye-sped-onward- , -and as a' sem
inar brook sparkles all joyous on its glad.
lindillety•mlib heirrairlilitheirnine ronld
the r P.:IT/Omani d i filkl'a pad laarthood's
ei - N,,titraeartiv, the sea; the '
air and
every bright and 'bubltng stream and fount
sent forth their Murmuring melody.' .:
`lie wetted'and won a maid of peerless
'eltatrui, a being fair, and delicate and pure,
"who bestowed the harvests of her Itedit's
• jar* bite, and earth became ii heaven.
The asst . of dine rolled on and 'Moeda
,Ateee to die' the horizon 'of hbri:ordly
blies. The serpent of inebriation entered
into the 4das Sit his heart. -, The pure and
holy feelings the God of nature had ina
pisnord in his ateul. became Polluta by
die /Masses at the Eisailitird - eOlticap.
The warairMillosiormtionerelswitof his
soul beanie frozen and calloused within
hi ~ ~ 'the tears of the wretched—the a
-1.,"' ," . 'Slated' foattd„,m4 repppnse
11 ~, 1 4 - tt omits. Tle pure and holy
verbal 'love within his heart,
that otodrititelted forth itthe Scoaningsof
itnksory t andpramptc4 the head to admin
#444,,itie"w4troments atthi wretch
ett. .korth ite more ha pure awl betray-
Obtai . :l4 e,riags. Its waters had begonia
lolorlairogled with the poisoned iagredieals
ad the write sup. tad the rank weeds of i -
gen3pennee had sprung up and choked the
.rount (roes whence the stream dewed.—
'The dark spirit of poverty had flapped its
wings over his habitatiou, and the buruing
,lad of disease had seared the brightness
*soy°. and politic(' the elasticity of his
ti' friends who basked iu the sun
.ohitkl'of his prospority, ded when the whi
tely winds of adversity blew harshly urouud
hui dwelling.
`Pause, gentle reader.
G t i to yon lowly burial place, and ask
the rank grass that spreads from his
polluted, soil, who rests beneath its lonely
tri(rtittle,and the sighing w lode will answer:
A.. • uldering remains of one who pox
's''.. :' heart overdowiag with the milk
. , in kindness; the days of whose
die . were hallowed by high and no
ble aspirations—the 1)0111 of whose early
',Manhood were unstained by care and crime.
.—"•the setting orb of whose destiny was
onthrowded in a mist of misery and degra
,datien. lie saw the smile of joy spark
-Ow on Abe brim of the wino cup. lie no
ted not the demon, of destruction lorking
pt the bottom of the 4oblet. With eager
hand he raised the poisoned chalice to his
ir, and—he was not.' . I
$4 , 4
sr oa}stStT~~ar [ I~siv,
em nines*,
We Made th ercuraloit'from Jerusalitin
w i t
to'the YOurdan'ind i tbe Mad Sea; gni . ' by
way of Bethany and'Jerico, and rat tig
by , the convent of St. Saba. ' There' 'it
this day so 'much tilingii of exiling' biOng
thieves' in going dolvn from Jerusalem to
Jericho, that travellers -join parties whim
they can, and unite theirguards inuiltcliitat
of armed men. "Oiti own party of four
.joined the ten with' Whoif we had travelled
in the desert; and four stilra—Euro-
Paso gentlemew=reltimittfil natation to
tide with us. - - Thus ! we ^ k - re erglibisti t.
and the dragmnim, notiki, hPfneitiePery,
and Mohr drivers, who' took chattn of our
tents and baggage, and ten armed patois,
swelled our number to that of a caravan
which no robbers were likely to'attack.—
Indeid, we'scarcely 'saw auy body the
Whole *ay. The dangercins part of the
road seemed deserted, and the plains of
Jericho, once studded with iowns, and fill.
ed With fertility, liy before us almoit is
the' basin of the Dead Sea. •
WO-left Jerusaluni by St. Stephen's gate
—nty4ltreeiriendsr-myself, - entl-:otir - see. ,
rents and baggage—and met • the rest of
the travelling party at the 'bridge in-theyal
ley of Jehoshapat,-at 9 ,A: 'M. We pro-
ceeded by the camel toad to Bethany,
which winds up the aide of Olivet, and
crosses its ridge to the east. 'As soon as
we had passed Me ridge, 'Bethany came in
view, lying on the eastern slope of the
Mount of Olives,"•aed, as tie all knOW,"tif
teen furlongs" distance from Jerusalem.
It is now a village inhabited by atiout_2o
families ; a very poor place ; but looking
less squalid than might be expected, from
ha hoeses being built, as everywhere in
'that Country, of smite, square, substantial,
and large, compared with cottages ih Eng
land. ha position on the side of the' bill
is very flue, seen from below. • .
Before deseeritinphnitill;'how w
ever, e'
alighted from our horses,, to visit an old
tomb, which is called the tomb of Lazarus.
No enlightened traveller'believes this to be
"reilTffirp Nee ' wheietiiiiiis -;Fu - iliiiiia;
hut to see any ancient tomb on that spot
'Was en opportunity not to be missed ; and
we gladly went down the dark rock-hewn
steps to the little chamber where some
. corpse had once been laid. 1 hate often
wished that the old painters had enjoyed
such opportunities; and then we should
have had representations of Lazarus com
ing forth from Cliambere in the roek,, and
L rmrrising Ircertuett - d griv,va - s• is -dt in
European churchyarda. 'rhe linficatone
rocks of Judea are full of holes and cav
erns; and we' know from. the Scriptures
how abundantly these were' used by the
old inhabitants, ae dwellings for themselves
and - their - cattle, - a sli - tilieltiThrtftritrayfaz
rer, a refuge to the fugitive, a hiding-place
for robbers, and a plate of deposite for the
dead. • Where a cavern was found 'with
holettpr recesses in its sides, , a hide labor
would makejtanextensive place of burial.
By squaring the entrance, and giving seine
regularity to the arch of the roof, a hand
some vestibule was obtained t and then the
recesses were hewn into form, for the re ,
ception of bodies. Sometimes these re
cesses had pits ; sometimes niches in their
walls, so that oath recess **Mild contain
bodies ; and solnetimed 'they were small,
so as to-contain-only-one each.. _ Some-.
times the vestibule opened out intoliiissa
gee, which hid meanies on each hand ; en
that a large Company, of the dead light lie
hidden in the hearth(' the mountain. . The
whole was secured from wild bents and
other intrusion by , a 'stoner door tlited to
-the-entrance, or a -larie-htoeit rolleo a
gaititit it. Those who have iteett lese
Eastern tombs Oh never again' be put led
as I was in my childhood, when .reading
of "the chambers of the - grave," and:of the
dead .Illiiig to one another in The house of
death, and of the stone being rolled' , %Way
from the mouth of the sepulchre. Many ,
a child wonders; as I did, how the way
was made clear for Lazarus to come forth,
merely by the removal of a stone i%ut,
once having atoood' lookiag lout the odor
of a sepulchre, how vivid become* the pie- •
ture•ofJestis standing there, aird!tialli ng: to
-Lazarus with as loud voice," to come fOrth!
How one hears that voice eithoitigthiough
the chambers of the- tomb, and pees the
, depd men in his cerreMents appearing from
the steps of thelratilt, or the shade* of the
In the tomb which we explored at Beth
any, the vault* went down a considertdde
way into she rock. Ono Slight of deep,
narrow steps led us /Aiwa small, vaulted
chamber; and two, or three , more W i sps,
narrower utilli into ihe lowest tomb. which
had litde more than roam lby one body.-4
-The monks; when liken irs:gnides.ifth,* in
village hat Muftis, of'Martha
and Mary, and that of Biirton Ae,T;9liet.;
but we did not inquire tur,these,havinguo
wish to mix up anything fabulous with our
observations 9f a place so interesting( us
We looked back upon the 'village ,egain
and again, as we descended into the valley,
and it was painful to lose eight of the place
where Jesus was wont to go to solace him
self with the friendship of Laiarge and his
sisters, and rest from the conflicts which
beset him in the great city over yonder
ridge- But we were now on the road from
Jerusalem to Jericho, and about to pass
among the fastnesses of the thieves who
seem to have infested this region in all
times. After riding along the valley, some
times on one hill and sometimes on the
other, fur three or four miles, we left be
hind us the scanty tillage ,spread along the
buttons of the valley, and began to ascend
to the hollow way, which is considered the
most dangerous spot of all. Here, Sir
Frederick Hennicker was stripped and left
fur dead by robbers, in 1820. His ser
vants lied and hid themselves on the first
alarm. When they returned, he was ly
ing naked and bleeding its the sultry road.
'Phey put him on a horse, and carried him
to Jericho, where he found succor. Per
haps he was thinking of the parable of the
Samaritan, when this accident befel hint.
I was thinking of it almost every step of
the way.
• ,r4t, FRIDAY. EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1847,
Anotherstory was prayeatiy*d*Xo l 4 o
'my min d • a beeittifpl Catholic legend ,
which was to me by a Orman tend in
America, when
.4 - mlio ever
travelling over - this spot ." Our road now
-gradually ascended:' the high ridge
which we were soon tp,overhinikihe lain
of. Jericho. The , tratsk was itohy'and
-difficult as te make our very slow,
and the white•vocks, ..unclee the mid-day
sun; give our such heat and %lire as made
me`enter more thOrodghly into the story,
of Peter and the dherries residers
can perhaps:• do. And yet, the many - to
who'll I have told the -legend, in conversa
tion, have all fair its beauty. 'lris this:
Jesus and two or three of his --disciples
went-down, one - airthmer dqvirOM - Jeru
talent' to Jericho. Peter-..she ardent , and
eager. Peter—was. as usual, by the Teeth
er's aide. On the road, on Olivet, lay a
horseshoe, which the Teacher desired Pe-
ter to ,pick up; , but, whip h Peter let he, as
he did not think it worth' the ' trouble of
stooping foil .'' The Teacher stooped for it,
and exchanged it in the village for a Meas
ure of cherries. These cherries he car
ried (as eastern meat now-Carry" such
things) in the bosom fold of his dress:lL-
When they had to ascend the ridge, and
the road lay between heated rocks r and o-
dust, I eter became tormented with heat
and thirst, and fell behind. Then the
Teacher dropped a ripe cherry at every
few steps ; and Peter eagerly,stooped for
them. hen they were all done, Jesus
turnerto him, and said with a smile, "He
who itabove stooping to a small thing will
have to bend his back tb mapy lesser
From the ridge we had a splendid view
of the plain of the Jordan—apparently as
flat as a table to the very foot of the Moab
Mountain, while the Dead- Elea lay., a blue
and motionless expanse, to the right—(the
south)--..and barren mountains enclose the
whole. The nearer mountain, were rocky,
brown, and deaolate, with here and - there
the remains of an acqueduct„ or other ant
cietit building, marking the sites of settle
me,.nu; which have passed away. The'dis
tant mountains were clothed in the soft and
.vtlyhumwhiclicAlLbellemonly-1. -;
a southern ionosphere. The plain • Wits
as delicious a - region as ever men lived hi.
Jcrsephus calls it a “divine region,” and
tells of its miles of gardens and palm. groves ;
and here grew the balsam which Was worth
more than its weight in silver, And was a
treasure for which the kings of the 'East
made war. Jericho is called in the Scrip
tures the City rifPalm trees ; and Jericho
was but one of a hundrid owns whicl
peopled- the—plain. Now, all near was
barren ; and equally bare was the distant
tract, at the foot of the mountains; bin in
the midst wail a-strip of verdure, broad,
sinuous, and thickly wooded, where we
*new . that the Jordon flowed, ~..The pekes_
are gone; and the sycamores, and the
honey. which the wild bees made in the
holluwa__of their stems. The 'balsam,
.which Queen, Cleopatra so :coveted as to
send' messengers from Egypt for plants to
grout at Heliopolis, has disappeared from
the face of the earth ; and instead of these,
and the fruits and sugar canes whiiih were
renowned in far countriek, we find now lit.;
de but tall reeds, thorny acacias , ',trees
barren of blossoms or fruit, .The Verdant
strip -however look& beautiful. from afar,
land shows that the.fertillty Of the filain'has
not departed. There is• enough for the
there to wish' for and enjoy them.- '
lila descended by aroad irregu-.
Jar staircase, :the steepest bill I ever 'rode,
duwn. The gentlemen dismgunted; but
the. heat was so excessive that trventured
to keep my peat. When' I glanced -up
from the : bottorit‘ and Saw the list of the
party beginning the descent, it looked so
fearful.thati was:glad-to turn away, We.,
were. now et the foot of the mountain cat-,
led. Quarantania, sepposed . by the monks
'to he-the scene of theTemptatiOn. *few
pilgrims come from afar,, every 'Year, to
,upend forty. esys: on this mountain, barely
softeorting life during the time by the herbs
they.futil there. I need• hardly say,. that
Aber, is ,no; good reason - for &tin/ on this
atioentaiiii.e* the plece,-and that the choice
*Ofirt ts.probablv. owing to its commanding;
the .plain.ofJoidan and its isitiesonce no
unfair...specimen , of the... Kingdoms ofthel
earthyand.theglory! of . them:" n The cav- i
erns in the hoe of this mountain, once. It
lied As dwellings or.tombs, are now the a-,
botlee,of robea. When some of- our phi
ty showed a desire to reach theloWer Ones,
the Arab Sheikh, who . . was responsible for
the ;safety of party, drewitis sword a
cross . his throat,- to show thir 'danger, ond
hArred the way. ,•• I
It may be remembered, that thii men of,
`Jericho itompleineMto Elishik Me prophet,
AketAtio:water of Aheir atiring was' notgood,
either' to; drink, or Meister their landAbr
tillage; {2 Rings, lb t) ondlitsh•thookM
their city was pleasant, they could net en.
joy it for this reason;! and that Elisha pu
rified•the spring,-Oso that the , waters were
healed unto thia day." . Beside this 'epring
now called Ain Sultan, we encamped in the
and found its waters truly de.
licious. Nothing could be prettier then
this encampment, in a spot so forest-like
as to contrast strongly with all we had seen
for many weeks past. Our tent was close
upon the brink of the clear rushing brook;
but the heat was so excessive that we could
not endure the tont, and had our dinner ta
ble placed under a tree, whose roots were
washed by the stream. Broad lights
glanced upon the rippling waters, and deep
green shadows lay upon its pools. Our
horses were feeding in the thicket beyond ;
and the Arabs sat in groups near the tents.
Other parties of our company were dining
or lying on the brink of the stream. Ev
ery encampment of travellers in these pla
ces is beautiful ; but I never but once saw
one so beautiful as this. After a walk to
the remains 'of an aqueduct, and other
traces (mere traces) of former habitation in
the days when Jericho was a great city, I
went, with but one companion, to see the
spring, which was but a short way from
our tents. The water bubbled up from
'Give, and it shall be given unto you; good
measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
running over, shall men give into your bosom,-
Luke, vi, 39.
Mier. some bushes , and spread itself, clear
and shallow, among some squared stones,
tohich seems to show that the source had
Once been' nclosed. By this time it was
dusk;'the evening star hung above the
nearest hill. All was silent about us, ex
cept the rustle and dip of the boughs which
hung abOve the water.
The eastern traveller feels a strong in
clination to' bathe in every sacred river,
and spring. now , great the interest' is,
and how like that ofirnew baptism, there
at hiime may- not be `able to imagine ; and
inch may despise the seperatition whiCh
'midi hundred! of 'pilgrim§ every year to
rush into the'JOrdati. - But, among all the
travellers who Mini the .Yordan, is there
one, however•far: . removed front stipend.
Lion, who is Mining lo hint away without
having bowed his head in its sacred waters.
There *as no -Atom to-night; but the
liters were gloriodo iilitinteame out of oar
tent to' lake one mitre look before retiring
to rest! Here and there the watch fires
east"yellow gleams oh the trees and wa
ter ; but there-were retieber of the WA,
still and Cool, where the Mars glittered like
fragments of nsobnlight. Thbirday stands
in my journal as one bribe most delieions
deur travels:- , , ' '-` •
-ANk:T44,AcTI!E€ IB
h 'fly At thee
pu ring Mrs . igrd4;oll'll s
ter, where she had been performing, her
washerwoman, a widow, with three small
children, was by a mereileri creditor thrtiwn
into priaoh. A small debt of about forty
!billings had been increased in a short titne,
by, law expenses, to ,eight 'pounds. As
soon as Mrs. Jordon heard ' of the circom-.,
stances ihe sent for the attorney, paid hint
the deinand, and observed,' with as - much
severity as her good nalOred. countenance
Could assume,
..Yoa lawyer! are certitinly infernal
spirits,' allowed'on earth, to make poor mop.
tale miserable,"
The attorney; however, pocketed the ef
front and 'with a low-1441f made hie
the:glazier:a:of the same-day •
poor woman was: liberated. As Mrs. Jor
don way taking her yeutil 'walk with her
servant, the widow and her childrenfollo*.
ed her, -arid-joit.iaiLeilut_hrul e shelter
from a shc4wer of rain, in a kind o pore .
dropping on her knees, and with, much
grateful emotion, exclaimed,
"God forever bless you, Madain ! yOu
have sived,frie and My poor children from
The children beholding their mother's
tears, added.ty thitir cries to the affecting
scene, which a sensitive mind could not be-,
hold hut xvith etreng feeling& of ayni t attry:,
The natural liveliness of Mrs. Jordon cdis
position Was not easily damped bY sorrow-,
fel floweyeto althdagh the *trove.
to hide'it, the tear of feeling stole down her
cheek, and stooping, to kiss die children,
she slippedn.pound note into the'trii:ither!s
hand, and in her mind Praillirrifininer, re
"There, there ; now it's all over. Ge.
good woman, God bless you! Don'i say
another word."
The grateful creature would hive replied,
but her r - befiefaCtress insisted on her silenee
and departure.
It heFipened that another person had ta
ken shelter under the poreh, and witnessed
tde.whole,of this interesting scene, Who,
as soon as Mrs.. Jordon observed him,
came forward. and he, holding out his
band, exclaimed with a deep sight--t
“Lady, pardon the freedom of a shun
but would to the Lon' ail were like
Thelpire of, this man 6spoks his cal
ling. is countenance was pale,'and a
suit of sable, rather the worse for wg_tg..
covered his tall and spare perscht,,,, The
Ittlititrating eye of 'MAWS lit votary
soon developed his chaeacterandltrafes.
Woe, end with der wonted gond'humdi
treating a few paces ihe replied;
4.*1110 - . I won't shake hands with you."
“Whv 1"
"Because you are . a Metliodititliris saber,
and4vhen you littow who! am, you'll Read
me to the devil I" •
•sThe Lord forbid I I am, as you say, a
preacher of this Gospel of Jesus -Christ;
Who tells nit to clothethe nakedi ibed
hungry, aed'ielieve the distressed, and do
you think can behold a shiter''iblfilling
the' eobstnands of my Great Mister with
out feeling the spiritual attachment *Vitt
leads me to break through worldly cesiesns,.
and offer . you the liand of friendship 'and
brotherly icsvel" •
“ Well, you are a good old foul, I
darn ea'y ; but—l don't like' fanatics,'anl
and you'll not like me when 1 tell' yOu
am a player."'' ,
The p reacher tighed.. •• ,
“Yee, I atit player; and yitti 'niyet
have heard of 'me. ' Mrs. Jordon 'it my
name.” •.1 , • •
'After a ahtnt-partse, he aphi'eitendmi
hfe himd;' - and with a complakiant eiminte
nanoe remarked;
• "The Lord bless thee, whoeverthop art.
His goodness' is unlimited. He . hats pour
ed. on thee a large portien of his spirit;
and as to thy calling, if thy soul upbraid
thee not, tlio. Lord forbid that I should."
Thus reconciled, and the rain having a
bated, they left the porch together. The
offer of his arm Was accepted, 'and the fe
male itoscius of comedy, and the disciple
of John Wesley proceeded arm in arm, to
the door of Mrs. Jordon's dwelling. At
parting, the preacher shook hands with
her, saying,
"Fare time well, sister. I know not
what the principles of the people of thy cal
ling may be. Thou art the first I ever
conversed with ; bat if their benevolent
practices equal thine, I hope and trust, at
the great day the Almighty God will say
to each, • Thy sins areforgiren thee ' "
From the lye of Mrs. Jordon.
JEWS IN ENGLAND.-n-VlC • vlrc lures Is
raelites" says—"lt is calculated that the
total number of Jews spread over the sur
face of the globe is 0,000,000 of souls.—
Of these 180,000 are in the enjoyment of
civil rights, viz : 30;000 in the U. States,
00,000 in Holland, 10,000 in Belgium, and
00,000 in France. In England 20,000
aro yet incompletely emancipated;" to
which common sense may add that Eng
land is', so far, not yet quite unbarbarized.
From the Jersey City Telegraph
by 1756-wenty years before the bril
liant era which shines like a rich gem in
the pages of the world's history—a gentle
man named Beverly Robinson occupied a
dwelling (situate in New York) which, at
at that time, was considered a model of el
egance and comfort, although, according to
the prevailing tastes of the present day, it
was nothing of the kind. It was standing,
very little altered from its original condi
tion, six years ago, on this side. of the Hud
son River, within two or three miles of
West Point. Mr. Robinson enjoyed all
the luxuries known to the colony, and
'sOme, beside, which the other colonists
did not know—for instance, a rich and
massive silver tea urn, said, by the gentle
man's descendants, to be the first article of
the kind, and for a long time, the only one
wiled in this country. In this dwelling, so
'much admired, the space between the floors
and ceiling was exceedingly low, and in
many of the rooms (set off, about the fire
places, by polished tiles,) the rafters were
'massive and uncovered, and all things else
in' the structure were exceedingly primi
tive. In this house was horn or reared a
brood of the most prominent and inveterate
foes to the patriots' of the American Rev -
I Tupoa, an 4 the object of that struggle, that
history mentions. Two generations of
'the Robinson family bore arms and held
race' in the armies of the English King,
and fought deterrninedly against our sires
`arid graadsired.
this house, which will already
arlacheet itself to, the : interest of the,
Viader. - -the onlyVlctorythet.was ever gain-
O,ier George Pfairhipgion,,took place.
1n 1758, Colonel cCorge,Washington,
of Virginia, a large, stalwart, well-proper-
Udi genileniau of the most finished deport.
,went and, careful exterior a handsome,
impoaing,teremonions, and grave person
aga.....visited. Walton sod much esteemed
frici4,44eye,rly Ilabintupp..and ; announced
,biAttutudinnAGJeTiews bdssusat,fitrtati
ny weeks. A grinning negro attendant,
callelkZefik was ordered, to bring in his
niaateeapox Imenteau,additional fuel was
caet t Atito the broad and cheerful fireplace,
• ,414, - Mirdeira was
placvl upon the • ~ whose , griffin feet
,ffeented,.pirtiost,to expand to twice their
Lorigimd,size * prospectincrease
of social hilarity, and Colonel Washington
w" dullY inst./ 1 40 1 is it choice claimant of
910, faettipned and unrestrained hospitality,*
Heated with . Mr. and. Mrs. Robinson,
overwhelmed:with attention, and ,in pos
cod **pin, and, dissatisfsetion. Every
sound of an opening or closing door arms
ed:hiat front 'Apathy, into whichlid retain'.
ad , again, when it was asoertained.that ho
one ,, was about to-:enter the apartineaw.—
His uneasiness was so apparent gibt his
without (dart.— - Mte.' Robinson 'finally
came to the reseue,,and addressed the Col
onel in direct lei*: :
"Pray, 'friend Washington, Marvre be
made aequainted 'with the datise of your
dullness Thom is some reasodloi it,
and that 1141110fi'lleS 'with 'us. JO',
In vain the , goloutkargued dal nOthing
had occurred to vex him—that he woe not
in want of any indlitiment 'to:present or
future happineee ; his enteelinere would
not regard futi worde, baretintinued their
pertinacious andeavore to solve his myste
ry. At length, 'wearied by. importunity,
Washington—then twenty„ years before
his greatness, leaned over the table, play
ed with his glass, attempted to look uncon
cerned, and whispered to Mr. Robinson
the single w ord "Mary."
"Yes I " '_responded Mr. R. interroga
tive*, as if unable to comprehend Wash
ington's meaning.
"le she well t Does she still continue
to:siblde with you?"
"She does," replied the lady of the man-
1 . Waehiegtoit spin became apathetic and
oontemplative; ' while 'Several , significant
Oboes passed'between the gentleman and
his wife: - 'Seale flee 'minutes were spent
in perfect silence, which was only inter
rupted by the Exit.:ef 'Mrs. R. from the
apartment. She speedily returned, accom
panied' by a beautiful ybung lady, whom
Washiripm, with it.tonntenanee beaming
jciplilly, MOO ttigieet with' becoming re
spect. . _
The youg lady was Mary Phillipse, sis
ter of Mrs. Robinson, and daughter of the
OWN' of the Phillipee estate.
It was perhaps singular; but the time
of beer appearance and the period of the re
,turn of Washington's cordiality, was iden
tical. Strange as it was, midnight found
this young lady and the Virginia colonel
alone, and in deep conversation. The
conjugal twain who had kept them compa
ny in the early part of the evening had re
tired to their bed-chamber. More remark-
able than all, daylight found this couple
still together. The candles were burned
down to the sockets of the sticks, and the
fireplace, instead of exhibiting a cheerful
blaze, harbored only a gigantic heap ofd
ashes and a few dying embers. What;
could have prolonged that interview ? not'
mutual love : for the parties preserved a '
ceremonious distance, and the young lady
evinced a hauteur that could he matched
only by her companion in after years.—
And yet the truth must be told. There
was love on one side ; - the Colonel, smitten 1
by the graces and rare accomplishments of
a lady as beautiful as nature's rarest works,
was endeavoring to win her heart in ex
change for his own. lie made his confer•
sion just as the culd grew of the dawn of
morning broke up the dark clouds in the
east. lie confessed, in cautious and meas
ured terms, it is true, the extent of his pas
sion, and avowed what it was his earnest
hope would be the result: that was the
gain of her hand. The lady hesitated.—
Was it the modesty of the maiden who
dared not to trust her lips with the confes
• The owners of this estate—whichwas vest - - - -
having opposed the Americans, they became Sic.
tints to the confiscation act, and a great portion of
the property was confiscated. The, revarraionsiy •
interest war not alrectcd, however, and in 1809,
John Jacob Astor bought it for *140,00 , 4 For
this" Mr. Astor received from the Utah', 19 years i
after, tits small sum of $300.000.
elan of affection it is her her heart's desire
to mako? No ! She respected, although
she did not love her interlocutor, and
she felt diffident in making known to him
the true state of her feelings. At last can- 1
dor triumphed over delicacy, and she in-!
formed 'Washington, in set terms, that
she loved another ! She refused him!
the greatest of modern men was vanquish
ed, and by a woman He was speechless
and powerless.
Trembling, with compressed lips and a
countenance ashy pale, he crept from the
place just as the old negress of the house
hold entered to make preparations for
breakfast. Ile sought his room, threw
himself upon his couch, dressed as he was,
and lapsed into a troubled sleep. The on
ly VICTORY ever won at his expense pene
trated him to the soul. He was unhappy
--.supremely wretched !—The future con
queror of thousands of brave men suffered
because he had been rejected by a female.
This was his first, but not his last wooing.
Years rolled on upon the mighty tide of
time. George Washington was the corn
mander-in-ehief of the American forces op
posed to the royal government. The friend
of his early manhood, Beverly Robinson,
was the Colonel of the Loyal American
regiment raised in this State, and his son
was the Lieut. Colonel. The house we
have spoken of was in possession of the
"rebels," and was occupied by Arnold, the
traitor. It was afterwards the temporary
residence of Washington.? At the same
time the husband of Miss Mary Phillipse,
Roger Morris, was a prominent tory, and a
member of the council of the colony -
I?ew of the parties were occupied by any
reflections of an amorous nature. Time
in its progress had worked mutations
which had severed the closest ties, both of
friendship and consanguinity. Those
who were the most intimate previous to
the commencement of the war, were now
studied strangers, with drawn swords at
each other's breasts. Even sons and fath
ers were estranged and arranged in oppo
site rinkifieven the child of that illustrious
statesman, Dr. Franklin, was a hitter and
uncompromising tory. It must not be
supposed that the loyalist friends of the
Colonel, George IVashington, shared any
better-fine, so far as the acquaintanceship
of the Father of his Country was concern
ed, than others. His old Hudson River
friends he had not seen. for years. The
husband of Mary Phillipse was personal
ly unknown to him—Beverly Robinson,
grown gray and careworn, would scarcely
have been recognized.
Andre was taken and eondinned to death,
and While under Gen. Woodhull's charge,
Watt Visited by Mr. Robinson in the calm;
city of a species of a commissioner which
protected his person. What was the aur
prise of Washington, a few days before
the lime of the execution, to receive a let
ter from his old friend and entertainer, re
ferring to past events, rind claiming, on a
score of reminiscence, a secret or private
interview. The claim was acknowledged,
and, late at night, Mr. Robinson, accom
panied-by a figure closely 'rined in a
cloak, was admitted to the General's apart
ment. For a moment these two men—
their positions so widely different—gazed
at each other in silence. Recollections of
days gone by—of happy days uncorroded
by cankering care—prevailed, and they
abruptly embraced. Washington was the
first to recover his self-possession. Sud
denly disengaging himself. he stood erect
and clothed in that unequalled dignity
which was Itis attribute, and said- , -
"Now, sir, your business."
"Is," replied Robinson, in a choking
voice, "to plead for Andre."
•You have already; been advised of my
final determination," replied IVashin.ton
"Will nothing avail ?" asked Robinson,
in.Atnoth'ered accents.
"Nothing ! Were he my own son he
should pay the penalty due to his Offence.
I knolf all that you will say : you will
speak of his virtuerr—his sisters—lns rank,
and of extenuating circumstances ; per
haps endeavor to convince toe of his inno
Robinson struggled with his emotions n
few seconds, but unable to repress his
feelings, he spoke but a single word, with
such a thrilling accent that he started at
the sound of his own voice. That word
was George!
"Genera! Washington, Colonel Robin
son," responded the great patriot, laying
great stress on each military title.
“Euough," said the other. I have one
more argument—if that fails me I have
done. Behold my friend !"
"Your friend !
his name t"
Who is he What is
One other single word seas spoken as
the heavy cloak in which the mysterious
friend was clothed, fell to the floor, and ex
posed the mature figure of Mrs. Morris,
and that word, uttered with a start by
Washington, was Mary! The suspense
was painful but brief.
"Sir," said Washington, instantly recov
ering, "this trifling is beneath your station
and toy dignity.
~;IT regret that you must go
back to Sir Henry Clinton with the intel
ligence that your best intercession has fail
ed. See (flat these persons are &inducted
beyond the litter in safety," confirmed he,
throwing open the door of the apartment,
and addressing one of his aids.
Abashed and mortified. Mr. Robinson
and his sister-in-law took their leave.--
The woman had gained a conquest once,
but her second assault was nulled at a
breast invulnerable.
GAME IN low . s.—Partridges are so abun.
dant in lowa, that one individual at Bur.
lington last year, took 13,820 of them, the
year before 0,000 and this fall expects to
take 10,000—for all of which a ready mar
ket is found at New Orleans. There is a
great abundance of all sorts of game, except
deer and tut kies, which are scarce. The
waters abound with pike, bass and catfish,
of which are taken fish weighing as hisll
as one hundred and twenty-two pouts &
T nun) Sir Henry Cliutnn or any other perwn,
knew of Arnoldr* doketion and Andros project*,
Beverly R 914111011 was in pthisvmsiosi of all the
item. A great grandson of his own practices law,
or did, not long ago, in New York.
i 110 had been au aid of Braddock.and bad been
the companion in suns of Oen. Waskitictost•
[Front thi Boom POI.
When I was down ha Horton tows,
A month ago or wors t
I saw a very linear thing
I never saw Wore.
'Tyres hanging in a window ease.
Upon a string setniddle—
Looked something like im bow glass
And something like a middle.
I Rawl of serend citizens
Who chanced to be at hood,
,4W bat teas it ?" but ttutirgibbitisk
I could not unditnuand. -
One &Bow called it , s restraint
On certain parties lased,
Like a decree in chancery.
To stay the tames waste t."
Attothet—tast the quietest chap
Of any in the swarm--
Said " %want the glass of twin* bail
It uaa the moald of fiwin."
Another raid "'te'as a maalskaa
A lady used to rig her—
To bring her form and fife into
The very smallest figure."
At last a little girl came out.
And think of my amaze !
She asked me "if I wouldn't please
To buy a pair of stets 1"
Of coda's I'd heard of "stays" bettor*
But, strike me deaf arid thumb
If eved. nutil.thathuur, -
Suspected "them was um!"
Well—is tit it exceeding 'tromp
That •uy maid or wife, •
Just for a -little taper" shottld
Put out the "lamp of life I"
I know that lunatics must have
Straight jackets put about 'ene--
But women in their wits should arks
A aloft to du—without 'em
A IVestern volunteer, recently eeton4d
from Mexico, gavo the following graphic
aecountof the battle of Monterey to a crowd
of eager listeners :
"Thunder," said he, "you ma .talk a
bout your earthquakes and. siefi ; W.( cIP
tell you what, boys, one real ginewirre
scrimmage like that we had at Monterey,
is worth all the Fourth of Julys tliat 4 'eas
ever knocked into one. There ain't EWA
ite in creation like it. (J.ettin tint (parser..
dy smashers makes a man feel pretty con-
eiderable elevated for a while—lt's very
inspirin for a man of lively imagination—
but if you want to feel taller than a stud
tower, bigger than an elephant, and strong
er than a jackass--if you want to feel like
you could pull up a tree by the ntots + and
sweep all creation into kingdom cum with
the brushy tend—if you want to see fur
ther, hear better, and holler louder, jump
higher, and step quicker and further than
you'ever did in your life—all you've gut
to do is jest to take a hand with old Zack
at them infernal Mexicans, and be ordered
up to the pints of their lances and bayon
ets, like we was at Monterey."
"Did you feel skeered, Bob V.
"Skeered, thunder !" replied Bob, "we
din't have no time to feel skeered. TO be
sure, I felt a little skittish when I seed
we was to have it, sure ellen: Perhaps I
did feel a little weak in the jints when I
seed the officers unbuttonin their shin col
lars, and the men throwin away their can
teens and haversacks, as they were maneto
in rite strait up to them ar' works, whar
the greasers was waitin lOr us, every devil
with his gun pinted and his finger on tint
trigger ; 1 know'd they was gwiue to let
us have it. But when it did cum—when
heard the balls whistle round my head, and
see the dust fly from the pavement wiser
they struck—when the whole street was •
in a blaze of tire, mid the men was drop+
pin round me like nine-pins after a ten
strike—when the, roarin of the cannot*
the I.:IWO' of the muskets, the spelin of thee
horses, and the shouts of the men was an
mixed up, so I could'nt tell one from t'oth
er, 1 never thought of nothin but getup at
the yeller skins what was hid behind the
walls and rubbish, in the houses, on the
rook, and in the cellars, givin us pertielar
“yon didn't feel fraid none then ?” ask
ed n little fellow, who had'ut shut hid
month or took his eyes off the speaker for
"Fond, the mischief! Ilow could 1
Was'nt old Zack thar on his old milk hoes,
prancin around mong the platoons and eel
umns, givin his orders like nothine was the
matter I Ah, boys,game like hi* 15 ketch•
in just like the measles, and one look from
old Zack, when he's got his dander up;
%Amid make a woman fight like a wildcat.
Re's the man to tight volunteers. 'Flier's
no need of a standing army when he's in
command, fur he'd make the greenest vol
unteers that ever shouldered a muskit stand
agin the whole Mexican nation; led on by
all the ginerals they can muster. The boys
know lie don't never surrender, and they
never think of sick a_ thing themselves.",
"Wasn't you monstrous glad when yer
time was out, llub—so you could come
home !"
"Nut by any means, I wasn't. I'd staid .
ill yet if it had . nt bin fur old Scott."
"Why, don't don't you like Scott ?"
"Like. him—well I do and within else . :
he's a great Gineral, a lust role old lolled
and knows how to lick the Mexicans, too,
Old Zack and him can't be beat. But I
did'nt snit him."
"How was that ?"
"Why, you see the gineral's gni pretty
well into the hart of the country nOvr..wite
in among the wimmin—and says ho don't
want to enlist any more good lookin men.
He says he shit skated of all the
cans that can bear arms, because he knows
his men won't surrender to them; but hit'
says ho don't like to risk 'em to the.aans'
of the Mexican gals, who never fail to lay.
siege to the harts of every good lookin
unteer they cap git their eyes on. Aid,
boys, Mexican bullets and hakes irking&
things to dodge, but look out for the bltek
eyes of them senoreetas, as they ealt
You moot as well bid defiance to s stook
of lightnin, if you happin to be goollook.,
in enuf to draw their attention."
"So then it, wee your good - WM pi.:
veuted you front enlist in Masker
"1:41 be _sure it woo. [Ur wontir_
give no bounty to good WA= Jung.
cum home."