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" With sweet naf flowers enrich'd
From various grirdens cull'd with rare."
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Methinkslt pain to die
' On such an eve, when such a sky
O'er canopies the West:
To gaze my (Mon yon calm deep,
And, like an infant, Tall asleep
On earth, my mother's breast
2 There's pence and welcome in yon sea
I Of endless blue tranquility ;
- NEllcise clouds alit living things:
I tracT their veins of liquid gold,
1 see them solemnly unfold
Their Holt and fleecy. wings. •
Those be the angels that convoy
. Us weary children of a day— t i
Life's tedious nothing o'er—
Whore neither passions come, nor woes,
- To vex the geniusarrepose-
On -Death's inajiatic shore.
No darkness there divides the sway
With startling datintand dazzling day;
But glorio . *lrene
- Are the • ;
• -Onefi . reigns
- uman fear•
; L reeling is severe
pour shell of clay:
0 Death! thy freezing kiss
pates! thy rest is bliss!
ould I - were away.
desultory man, 81 udious of change
- north Y,lnny. - lke - indulged."
- ure, f ew days ago, to
meet unexpeeteilly, a friend, from whom. I
t•gui beefi'manyyears separated. We had
ueen_ mostly educated together, having pass
ed our boyhood at the same school v, our
youth at the same university: but our for
tunes were different. He, born to wealth,
left college to mix with the world at home
and abroad; while I turned to the profession
I had long since made choiee.of, and began
.to lag my weary way towards independence.
We were both a good deal changed. My
friend ha 4 lost much of the gay buoyancy
of manner; much of the merry, happy, care
less How of spirits for which he had once
been remarkable. I was less grave than I
had been reckoned during our former ac
qilaintance:' m it man-of-busine- ftnf+
married. We had much to say of the dif
ferent chances that had occurred to us; and
I found, that ttiough altered in manner, in
habits, and in character, we met the same
to each other as we had parted.
It was getting late in the day, and I ask
ed my friend it he would go home to the
small house I occupied,and dine quietly with
my wife and me. He agreed instantly,
shook hands with me in his ow, lively way,
as he thanked me for asking him, and we
turned into the street in which I lived. I
must own I felt some little uneasiness at the
thoughts of introducing my friend to my
wife. I had often spoken of him to her,
and I dreaded, lest she should not find the
portrait faithful. In fact I mistrusted in
own judgment till it should be confirmed by
hers; not that in words she would tell me
that we diflbred,. bfit I knew her too well in
look and manner to be deceived. I did not
feeLquittLeasy_6tner at the idea of present
lag My Mend. His admiration would in no
degree alter my sentiments tuwqrds her; lint:
I felt I should ha ill satisfied unless he
thought her, in the course of one short eve-_
onig, all
_I had found her during tlig three
happy years of our union. MN heart beat
as I ran up the steps. I colored as I pulled
the bell. The door, was opened by our
only man-servant, and I myself ushered my
friend up stairs.
My wife was dressed with extremoveat
ness, though she expected we were to dine
alone; -and she was sitting as Usual, at her
Work-table, when the sound of my step upon
the stairs made her raise her head. She
came fiwward to. meet. me; and when I nam
ed my friend, she turned to welcome him
with a grace and gayety that made lifin
sure of his reception. She placed hilin be
side her 1m the sofa, and I was soon at ease
to first impressions. • - _We_bad not_ far to go
to dinner.. The Rower part of the — house
being occupied by my chambers of business,
our public rooms are confined to a small
drawing room on the first floor, and a still
smaller library opening out of it. 'ln this
small library wo dined. The dinner was
ordered with neatness and taste, and -served
Without display in an apartment simply
furnished. illy wile is not one of those
who, to make parade upon the 96casion,
.the e.oinrorts of every day life. She
• has never, since we married, set before me
a dinner I might not haVe''brought a friend
to. partake of; nor has she ever appeared be
fore mu in a dres's she could not have worn
on occasions of ceremerif. Yet our eXperr
'ties do not, by any, means come up to out
limited It is true' our wants are
Sew; but we increase our luxuries as we go
on. We do not live in the world, bit we
lite very much in society; society that we
like and that likes us, and assimilates with
us. All thiaawl more, in the warmth of my
'heart, I told friend-, over a bottle of my
beet yri*, wben.,Lay 4 wife rose and left; and
• ,ivewere still upon the tianie l theme when we
her, again at f the tea ! table He be,
d dimes Story.
_. . TIE .
. .
atiain# trtifittitg
gan to rally us upon our way of life, and he
tried to persuade her that, in former days, I
had played the inconstant among our circle
of beauties, being fund to admire, and fickle
to change. I saw that in his then mood it
were vain for me to dispute his assertions;
so to divert the time, and, may he, to prevent
my wirefroni
- thinking of any other:, I plead
ed giiilty to. one serious attachment, and of
ared to tell my story.
"Soin.years ago," said I, "when it first
became the fishion to take shooting quarters
in the Highlands, I formed one of a large
party who had engaged an extensive tract of
moorland fir the season. The ganie keeper
and the dogs were sent off early in July, and
it was settled we were all to dine together
at the farm-house we
,rented with the ground
upon the 10th of August. My friends agreed
to proceed northwards in a body; but as I
dislike exceedingly travelling in that sort Of
company, I declined forming one of it, and
set out by myself, some weekslyefore,, orrri
:tour through a range of my native country
I had never yet seen."
At this part of my. story my wife laid
down her work, and - looked up anxiously in
my face, I smiled and proceeded.
"After an interesting and somewhat fa
tiguing, journey, I arrived early on the morn
ing of the 10th of August, at one of the prin.
1 cipal towns of the north Highlands. It was
. market day, and the streets were filled with
well-dressed people, thronging in every di
rection. Several handsome equipages were,
driving along the crowd, while genthimen on
horseback arid foot passen , ers picked their
way carefidly through the greripS Of country
people and their wares, who stopped every
regular passage. I alighted at a very cow
-1 fortable inn, and having ordered some re
freshment, I sat down very contentedly to
look over a newspaper which lay upon the
table of the parlor -I had been shown into,
- Trirvi-q-cittrriettr Az ttririttmelity-kett4l 3 - m v eyes
fell.lipon a mirl i rdr, which hung upon the op
posite wall, between the portraits of (_ cue
ral Washington and Mr. Pitt, I was struck
with horror at my own appearance.• Hasti
ly ringing for the waiter, I inquired whether
there were itriy - hiriniresserin - the town. -on
whose skill I might rely. I was told I was
within a few doors of the first artist in the
county. A man don't like to trust his heat%
to a bungler; but the first step in Mr. Blank's
shop convinced me the. waiter had not been
wrong in his assertion. When the operation
was over - ; iiiiiey tii - s - iiy — - mui,ii — wii;
isfiiction in a small hand glass, obligingly
held to me for that purpose; but not feeling
myself at liberty. to indulge_rny,eenternta r ,
c a.... 1
tion so publicly, I returned as quickly as p -
sible to my hotel, to consult at leisure the
mirror, which hung upon the opposite wall,
between the portraits ofGeneral Washington
and Mr. Pitt. I was perfectly enchanted
with my.good mein. I was' cut and curled
in the most becomincr b manner."
Here my wife laughed aloud; niy friend,
too, smiled; but I took no notice of their inter
ruption. ,: •
"The inn stood hack from flier street; in a
large court-yard, the projecting walls of
which, on each side, prevented any view be-
Ins li - ourt-vard - numbe
people were constantly passing. I sat down
at the open window of my parlor to watch
the various groups th t s flitting hethre me.
One, in_partieular, at ce engaged my at
tention: it consisted - Ortiii - eTde - lr — y Ta. - cr . - y - Ti
grey, a child in a frock and trowsers, a young
lady in Whitey with pink upon her lionnet, and
a:captain of a recruiting company quartered
in the town. He was apparently saying
something eXtremely amusing, tbr the young
lady was laughing violently; and looking up
in her mirth, she threw on me, he 1 sat perch
ed at my window;-a--pair of the most beauti
ful black eyes I had ever then seen. I fan
cy mine must have told her so, Ow she • had
not gone many steps before she raised those
eyes again. Again they met mine, and this
time, we both blushed. She hers
quickly, and turned to the recruiting officer:
he bowed as in the act of speaking.
The lady in grey appeared to join in the
conversation, and they all walked leisurely
on -towards the projecting wall. Will she
look up again! I pushed my well curled
head as far as I possibly could out Of the
window. She held hers, I thought, reso
lutely down. I followed Them with my•
eyes, as they stepped along across the
p ivement. They reached the wall. The
little child ran quickly Out of sight. The,
lady , in grey was half concealed,. The
young lady returned to reply to some gal
lantry of the recruiting. officer, and once
more her eyes were fixed on Mine, In
another moment she was gone. I drew
my head in - hastily, flung my hands before
my face, to exclude all light, and again in
fancy, those beautiful eyes beaming
ly upon me. After a few minutes I looked
up. Crowds of gay paesengerestilt.moved
on the pavement beloW and talked, and
laughed, and looked, as they passed me.—
.Will she come ' again?' -I. took • out. my
watch, it Was only three o'clock. Again 1
glanced at the projecting wall, and I follow
ed, - eagerly, each succeeding. group,. as
they emerged from behind it.. Many 'a
'voice-deceived me as it approiC 4d. Many
a, party turned,the.corner to disappoint me.
Four o'clock: she will
,not come. I rose
from the 4in6w in - despair.: As I ! stood,
the sound of , a voice Chad he4rd be ar7
Ctk.V.Wielia2BVP2CLitil 2P41.1.Q cativaxbaz i kllll s3 o aawc)
~~ u4
rested my attention. There was a laugh,
and a stamp and jingling poise, and the end
of a sword.scabbard pointed out beyond the
wall. It was the recruiting officer. ' Did
he come alone? The little child ran for
ward; the lady in grey put out a toot; and
again the eyeS from the pink bonnet sought
the window. We blushed crimson - . The
young lady turned to her never filing re
source, the recruiting officer, I darted for
ward, seized toy hat, rushed down Stairs,
and followed her. They had reached the
hairdresser's shop, and they had stepped
before it to examine some of his curiosities.
The lady in grey too the little child by
the hand, and walked on. The yoUng lady
prepared to follow her; but as she moved
away% sne cast one glance towards the
window of thet , iim: it was quite deserted.—
I ne4er stirred nor spoke, but I saw from
her heightened color she was aware who
stood beside her.' She held a small nose
gay in her hand. She began to pull to
pieces the flowers which composed it, and
she scattered the leaves upon the pavement.
I stopped to gather them. _ A carria,:,
I was in waiting at the end of the * *act; it
drew 4as the party approached. Voot
man ',opined the door, alld•Ult dort. , ,pthe
steps; an the recruiting officer ha dod the
ladies into it. Ile laid his ktrA pun the
door, and stood and talked for some min
utes. It was an open carriage; tyouug
lady was leaning thoughtfully againstmie
.of-the cushions. The officer talked fmiger;
at length he bowed, and they drove away.
but4 lp
I was standing before a druggis* p,
supporting myself on the .brass ra . ' -
protected it. As the carriage wimt •
pully past, I ventured one last Omit ,
the pink bonnet. She '
was still ilelidi g ,
back against the cushions, and the rAtt . •
of her nosegay were beside her. - As s e
passed she extended the hand, whiter th j
snow, which held it, over the side of the
open carriage, pressed it tbrAtr - instant to
her breast, her lips, and -dropped it gently
at my feet. I started forward to receive
the precious gift-" .
"Oh! don't believe hint," cried my wife,
-interrupting him: "it is all a romance; it is
indeed, I never looked—l never meant—
/ If . ,
I interrupted her in my turn, and seizing
the hand site had extended in the energy of
the moment, 1 pressed it, as she had done
the nose(Tayshe gave, e..
Mind your own business.—The man who
interferes with the business of others almost
alwayLueglects,,his ~,own;•
.aud ~wllkileAciing.
that which no one thanks him for, he not
unti-equently permits, his family to ecuneyto
want. " No man who strictly attends to what
ought to interest him will have time or in
clination to meddle with the concerns of hir
,neighbors; he will pursue his own course,
and leave others to do the samei he will
be generous enough to believe thqt other
folks know something as well as himself.—
It is intolerable to be continually bored in
this way, in the most trivial, every day busi
ness of life. What is it to me if my neigh
bor permits his cucumber vines to run on
le-gviunfi r instcad of-fttritistrivith
bushes, as I do; or rubs his razor on an old
book cover, instead of a metallic strap, or
prunes his trees with a coarse or fine saw.
What right have I to find fault with the
-dress-or-education of hi S funrity? - or - wit
. the color of his hat or the cut of, his coat!
And if he build a house-does it concern tile
whether it fronts north or south,or whether it .
large or small? If it does not,.---if it be my,
neighbor's right to consult his own taste in
these matters, let us yield him this right and
attend to our oivn business.
From a quaker to his friend.—Friend
John, I desire thee to be so kind as to go
to one of these sinful men in the flesh called
an attorney and let him take out an instru
mental means whereof we may seize the
outward tabernacle of George Green, and
bring him before the lambskin men at West
minister, and teach hith as he would be
done by, and so I rest thy friend in the
light,—A. B.
Gdv. Wolf appe s ars to be looking sharp af
ter the Judiciary. He has appojnted James
Mustard a justice of the peace in Green
county. Doubtless some of those who get
a taste of Justice Mustard's power will re
member it with tears in their eyes.
Spanish customs.—ln Spain, before any
barrister, attorney, or notary is•admitted to
practice, he is obliged to swear he will de
fend the poor . gratis. That this grzituitous
labor may be the more equally divided, 30
are every year-appointed from each Class to
defend the poor in civil cases, mid every one
is accounted .poor who can swear himself
worth than 4000 reals
minal case's the accused is entitled to make
choice of any barrister in Madrid to defend
The Virginia Conference ofthe Methodist
Episcopal Church, met Norfolk-.on the
21d of Feb., an d — atbokurned on the .2d ult.
Bishop Hedding presiaed. The reports from
the diflsrent circuits and stations, show an
increase el 2,225 Avhite fir, — end a de ,
crease' of lotriet,hing like 984 , colored inepi ,
bets, within the past. Conference :year.
Is, • • BELIEI , Is WITNICTi AFT. --:-T he Colum
bia (Pa \ .) Spy, has the following anecdote:—
"During the, hurry and bustle in a neighbor
ing town, occasioned by the late rapid rwe of
the Susquehanna, one woman gave to anoth
er for safe keeping, between ninety and a
hundred dollars in specie; the latter being
obliged to move her own etlicts shortly after
concealed the money untkre some hay in a
barn near by, where she imairined it would
remain seciire. After the alarm 'had sub
sided in a M - easure, she visited the barn to
I remove the silver, when what was her sur
prise to find it gone. A thorough but inef
fectual search was made t , a number of
others, and the money waS ;veil up as lost.
hl gc
A person of weak understand o• was sus
pected as the purloiner, but no evi nee could
be brought against him. Just betiire night
it struck the mind of one of the neighbors
that if this person had it, he might be so
frightened as to give it up. Accordingly it
was given out, that unless thisphioney was re
stored, resort would be had the next day to a
certain person in the vic inity, (who had ob
tained some notoriety as being divined in the
art of witchery.) for the purpose of ascertain
ing who had taken it. This annunciation
had the desired effect: the next morning the
money was found in peit tp ely the swe spot
whin it had be left trie,p_revious d'."
"On The 10 - 4,1 i nit Near. Centreville, War
wick, IC 1., a• ' mile the natne'of'Reuel
Hollis, of Ptainfie d, '2nn., while in the ati(
of passing a loaded team, the wagon, whiCtt
. contained him, his daughter, and a small girl,
was suchreiny tipset m od precipitated them a
distance d several - feet: among toe rocks.
The fat.lwas so badly injuoiles to sm.-
"Vive Ifinit ,W%v llours; his daughtar received
..t broken arm, and the small girl escaped
kinlitirh. „„.. .
3 .;• . ', .1 . •
.'si At New Castle,tiland, on the 21reth of
January, a curious experiment was tried.
A piece of meat, a haddock, -and a loaf of
bread, were sent up in the air by means of a
paper kite, and, after remaining at a consid
erable height for an hour, t was found that
the fish and meat were putrid, and the bread
was filled with animalculM.
A farce, called, the "Cholera Morbus,"
lately performed in aid - Veiiide - lheatre, was
prohibited atler a few representations.
Governor Peters of Connecticut, has ap
pOinted-Friray, the i 2Oth inst., to beobserv
ed as a day of Fasting, Humiliation, and
Prayer, throughout that State.
The Managers of the WaSliington City
Orphan Asylum, ofliT a reward of twenty
dollars, for the deteCtion of the person who
left a male infant, but three days old, at
the door of that institution. The adver
tisement save:
"Part of ag.old, cotton dress was sewed
around < theehild,and an''old flannel gar
ment spread 'Clver it. A note was pinned
on the covering ; of which the .collowing is
a copy:
"To the Superintendent of the Orphans'
• -svlithi-4-141--bet-ween-gth-atitl---1-04-st-reetar-
..."llear Madam: Please confer on . me
your maternal care for some months, at We
expiration of which time I will be Called
tl,r. Owing to the sickness of my mother,
ion can s been abler
dress me. I am three days of age this
'"Tuesday, 6th March, 1832."
The citizens of Towanda, Bradford cowl,
ty,.have held a-public meeting, and avowed
their determination to prosecute to the laws
extent, any person, whether citizen or , stran
ger, who shall be found intoxicated within
the limits of that Borh. A temperate
Maryland has revived her claim to that
part of Virginia lying between the North
and South branches of the Potomac, com
prehending part of Harly, Hampshire, Mo
nongalia, the county.of Preston, and we be
lieve part of other counties. It is intimated
that 'one more invitation will be given Vir
ginia to settle the dispute by reference, and
in the event of her declining, that the case
will be taken to the Supreme Couvt. Vir
ginia. has
,heretplore declined any inquiry
into the.question of right.
We learn from the Fourth . Annual Re
port of the' Board of Directors of the Boston
Seaman's Friend Society, that the numbee
of Seamen belonging to the United States,
estimated with as much accuracy as was
possible, is 102,000—0 f whom there are in
the foreign trade, ) 50,000; in the coasting
trade, in vessels of nearly or over 100 tons
burthen, 25,000; in coasting vessel's, of less
than fifty tons burthen, 5,0014:in the cod
fishery, 10,000; in_ the whale fitdiery 5,000;
in steam vessels, 1,000; in the U. States'
Navy, 6,000.
DISASTERS.;---tapt. P. Baldwin, left
Havana in the brig. Poland, for New York,
on the 7th inst. and was taken off by, a pi
lot beat, off Smith's Island, and arrived here
this morning in the steam'boat from Norfplk;
aitErtrom him we' learn that the New York
and Vera Cr= pocket was wrecked, ip the/
Colerados reef on the 16th Peruary-Lyeatiel
and eargototatly lost. The specievainottati
1111 E
Timis" - Do •
payable lialflrbarly in advance. No sub.. 1 1
Seriptioniftiketiror less thina six tn onthsoind"
none diwontinued until all arzetusgeft are
paid. A failure to notify a discontinuance,
Ivill - bel,outsidured - w - new eugsgemuent
the paper forwarded accordingly.
TJ i qgho 90 4441 4:1 0 4 8941
Whole Nelember, 104.
ing to $75,000, the passengers and their bags
gage, captain and crew, saved, and arrived
at Havana 6th March. The passengers
took passagf in the brig Neptune, which was
to for New York on the Bth. The neW
Mexican. Minister to the United States was
also a passenger on hoard.
A Sardanian brig, loaded with sugar and
coll;!e, for the Mediterranean, took fire and
was burnt,' in the harbor of Havana to:the
water's edge----vessel and cargo totally
lost.—Baltimore Pa/riot.
Omni. SPECUTAVIIN.—The holders of
flour in 0hi0,., have taken advantage of the
distresand raised the price of flour from I
to 2 dollars on a barrel.
A law has passed the Legislature of Ma•
ryland authorising a subscription ; on account
of the State, to the Baltimore and 'Wash•
ington Rail Road, to the amount of 800,•
000 dollars. -
The Quebec G azetto of the 7th ult: says!
"The deepest fall of snow this season occur ,
red on Monday andiyesterday. Our streets
were in some places completely blocked up,
The depth of snow . is uow -
at this season."
'The severe Fait storm
Monday week Wit - broke
in one building alone} thi
other buildings suffered ml
of 2,000 panes of glass ha ,
in the tows-and
"'"`The case of G. W. _
A. Jones, of Ntilledrville,Geog for slander,
which has produced considerable excitement
was, at the last session of the Baldwin Supe ,
rior Court, decided in favor of the plaintiff',
in the sum of $5OOO damages._
The bill 'appropriating $2,000 fOr the re+
lief of the Delaware tribe of Indians has pass.
ed both houses of the Leglsliture of Nevi
The Louisville and Portland Canal wa
open, after its completion, 104 days, before
it was closed by the ice this season; during
which time, 827 boats of 76,000 tons pai
through, of which 406 were steam boats.
It is calculated that 300,000 tons Will isusf
annually hereafter / nearly equal to half eft
the boating tonage of the United Sista,
'And yet this noble and benificent underfelt*
ing was thought by the advisers of the 'Ex.
ecutive to be too contracted and . dirninutivei
a concern to deserve the aid of the General
Government. If such works as these be not
National, what shall we call so?—Sat.
By the ship Olympia, which arrived at
Boston from Havre on the 22d ult.. Mr .
Toplilf, of that city, has received Havre►
papers to the 14th of February, and Paris
to the 13th. The Boston papers give a
few extracts.
Conspiracy at Warsoc.—A letter (rota „
Frankfort on the Main, of Feb.
eryrtireurrent-that - a con.:' • .
the officers of the Russian Guard at War•
saw, was discovered and put ..down,.enAke
eve of its explosion, but not until Getieralo
Bergh and Engelman were killed.
I 161-20-5 : I • 3
been sent into the interior of Russia."
The Polish Committee have presentsul
petition to the Chamber of Deputies, it*
which they complainOhnrthe-Polith-tefti;T
geei are interdicted the entry to the capital
of Franceoind that orily . tv‘ro cities, Aviig.
non and Cliateauroux have been 'gnu* td
them as places of refugee
The Br. brig Royal. Charlotte, of 200
tons from France for England, with a care
go or brandy, had been wrecked on the
French coast: cargo washed ashore: the
crew supposed to have perished.
CANADA.—There has teen mtich ex•
citementin the Canadas of rate, which pro ,
muses, unless it is suppressed or smothered '
in some way, to lead to serious consequence*
—no less, it is possiblt,than a declarationoC
independence on' the part of the Colonies r
and a consequent • disconnection from the
British Government. 4iere,litsi in • r •
prior to the "three glorious days," the remit
had been the chief cause of the excitement,
one of the conductors .of that press in the
person of Mr: Mackenzie, having press; re.,
peatedly reelected a membersof the Asaem•
bly of Upper Canada, and as frepuently ex.
pelted by that body. Other editizs became
champions in the cause of their brotherratid
some of these being visited with imprison.
ment and fines, the excitement has menu ,
ed to an alarming extent. The - parties ie
this..matter appear to be the trench and
English residents of Canad4ettar latter es..
pousing the cause and recognizing the tak,
thority oCthe English government, and the.
former jeering, ridieuling, and libehnirthall
govertnnente—Philadelphia Atbeee---- -- - - --.'
. The' Boston Transcript tells rt fie& gory
about cod, caught near - where theirtig .- *er --
strand'ed, taken.with nutmegsant gof
Citein their clatn2baskets. rn'the
the fare of a small row boat, ne.
tushel ofrimtmegs and sundry 4gri t
offee,weriTotwid. ' f
d ,