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JEFPE RS ON IAN REP UBLICAN.
TIT FOR TAT,
t)k THE COQUETTE PUNISHED.
By S. Woodworth.) '
.Ellen was fair and knew it too,
As other village beauties do.
Whose mirror never lie ;
Secure of any swain she chose,
She smil'don half a dozen beaux,
And reckless of a lover's woes,
She cheated these, and taunted those,
For how could any one suppose
A cloicn could take her eye.
But whispers tlirough the village ran,
That Edgar was the happy man L
The maid design'd to bless :
For wheresoever moved the fair,
The youth was like her shadow there ;
And Rumor boldly match'd the pair,
For village folks will guess.
Edgar did loVe but still delayed
To make confession to the maid,
So bashful was the youth.
Burlct the flame in secret burn,
Certain of meeting a Teturn,
When from his lips the fair should learn
Ofhcially the truth.
At length, one morn, to taste the air,
The youth and maid, in one horse chair,
A long excursion took ;
Edgar had nerved his bashful heart,
The sweet confession to impart,
For.oh ! suspense had caused a smart
iic coma no longer brook.
He drove, nor slnrl--norl i,': ,t
rp... TJ. ' - ilia toil,
HU Ilempsteads's wide extended plain,
Seem'd joined o skies above ;
No house, nor tree, norsfirub was near,
I he wide and dreary scene to cheer,
Nor soul within ten miles to hear,
And still poor Edgar's silly fear,
Forbade to speak of love.
jiyAt last one desperate effort broke - ..
l e uasnim spell, and Edgar spoke
jjiuoi persuasive tone
-Recounted past attentions o'er,
lt!len by a11 that's lovely s",
I hat he would love forevennore, w- -r
If she'd become his o n.
The maid in silence heard his prayer,
W.hile, willi a most provoking air,
She tittered in his face ;
Then said, 4 'tis time for you to know,
A lively girl must have a beau, -
Just like a reticule for show .
And at her nod to come and.go, . "vT
But he should know his place. -. 7
"Your penetration must be dull,
iei a nope within your skull,
r Of matrimony spring.
Your wife! hai ha! upon my word,
I he thought is laughably absurd,
As any thing I ever heard,
I never dreamt of such a thin '
The lover sudden dropt his rein,
N ow on the centre of the plain ;
The linch pin's out, (he cried,)
He pleased one moment to alight;"' "
xiu 1 can set tne matter right,
That -we may safely ride.'
He said, and handed out the fair.
Then laughing, crack'd his wip in air,
Exclaim'd, ' Adieu! I leave you there,
In solitude to roam.'
What mean you, sir ? (the maiden cried,)
Did you invite me out to ride,
To leave me here without a guide 1
Nay, stop and take me home.'
'What ! take you home ! exclaimed the beau,
Indeed, my dear, I'd like to know
How such a hapless wish could grow,
Or in your bosom spring ;
Take Ellen home, upon my word,
The thought as laughably absuid -,As
any thing I ever heard
I never dreamt of such a thing.'. s -
FRIENDSHIP. ' '
Friendship is but an earthly name
For joys that bloom in heaven:
By wild ambition thirst for fame - - -
To friendlier climes 'tis driven. -
In sweet prosperity 'tis born,
Wheu joyful hopes are given;
It grows in fortune's vernon morn,
. But dies in front of even.
Friendship alone in virtue's soil
Will flourish and mature ; ' -
In this poor field of w orldly toil
It never will endure.
Then why enquire for friendship here,
Since earthly joys are fleeting;
Our hopes are vain, our prospects drear ;
Our wishes nevepmeeting.
A Night Cap wtjrth one thousand rttt.v.
XAS. An old fentlfimnn of ilm ii-ima nf Tlit
"who was president in the West Indies, when
he arrived'al the age of 70, being afflicted with
slcne irTthe bladder, oame to England to un
dergo" an operation for its removal. Sir Astly
Cooper performed the operation with consum
mate skill. When the patient was well enough
t0te'e llis bed' he observed to Sir Astley,
' lSPle haiAd Ms physician but he had not
ri3ed his surgeon.' Upon asking Sir Astly
jat his fees were, he replied "two hun
dred guineas." "Pooh, pooh," exclalm--ed
the old gentleman. " I shant
,'dred guineas there, that is what 1 shall give
you, tossing off his nightcap throwing it
at Sir A. " Thank you sir," said Sir A., any
thing from you is acceptable,'' and he put the
cap m uis pocicet. upon examination it was
-found to contain a check for one thousand guin
eas. Physic and and Physicians.
' I shoul.d like to live ono hundred years to
see how our country will be improved in the
time,' said a friend of ours. ' Hardly long e
nough,' was the reply. 'I ahould like lo out
live the Florida War,
There are no two things so much talked of
anl o seldom wen. as virtue and the fiL
, Professor. What is a salt box?
Student. It is a box madeto contain salt.
Prof. How is it divided?
Stud. Into a salt box and a box of salt.
Prof. "Vfirv Wfill. shnvv tin rlislinntinn?
Stud. A salt box may be where there is'Tno
sun, out sail is aosonueiy necessary to me exis
tence of a box of salt. ?
Prof. Are not salt boxes otherwise- divided?
Stud' Yes, by a partition.
Prof. What is the use of this division.
Stud. To separate the coarse fromthe fine
Prof. How? think a little. Jjt&
Stud. To separate the fine salu from the
Prof To be sure to scparatonho fine from the
coarse ; but are not salt boxesotherwise distin
guished ? 4
Stud. Yes, into possiblepositive, aud proba
Prof Define these several kinds of salt box
f Stud. A possible sairbox is a salt box yet
unsold, in the joiners'liands.
Prof Whyso?- f
Stud. Because irhath not yet become a salt
box, having never-had any salt in it ; and it may i
probably be applied to some other use.
Prof Very true ; for a salt box which never
had. hath not now. and nerhans never mav have
any saltm it, can only he termed a possible salt
:U TT'l--. : 1 1. I 1
uua. iviiai is a pruuaoiu san. ux i
, Stud. It is a salt box in the hand of one go
ing to a shop to buy salt, and who hath 2 pence
in his pocket to pay the shopkeeper : and a
positive salt box is one which hath actually and
bona fide got salt in it.
Prof. Very good; What other division of salt
boxes do you recollect ?
Stud. They are divided into substantive and
pendent. A substantive salt box is that which
stands by itself on the table or dresser, and the
pendent is that which hangs by a nail against
Prof What is the idea of a salt box ?
Stnd. It is that image which the mind con
ceives of a salt box when no salt is present.
Prof What is the abstract idea of a salt box?
Stud. It is the idea of a salt box abstracted
from the idea of a bbx or of salt, or of a salt box
or of a box of salt.
Prof. Very right ; by this means you acquire
a most perfect knowledge of a salt box : but
tell me, is the idea of a salt box a salt idea 1
Stud. Not unless the ideal box hath the idea
of salt contained in it.
Prof True ; and therefore an abstract idea
cannot be salt or fresh, round or square long or
short : and this shows the difference between a
salt idea and an idea of salt. Is an aptitude to
hold salt an essential or an accidental property
of a salt box?
Stud. It is ait essential, but if there should
be a crack in the bottom of the bbx, the aptitude
to spill salt would be termed an accidental
property of that salt box.
the salt called with respect to the box?
Stud. It is called its contents ?
Prof And why so ? "
Stud. Because the cook, is content to find
plenty of salt in the box.
rroj. l ou are very right.
NEW ENGLAND FARMERS.
The condition of a community situated as are
tl. r i I. i - "NT o
tuu lcr-uk mass ui agriuuuuruusis in iew Jiin-
gland, is more desirable than that of any class
of men within my knowldge. If it does not at
tach men and women to this life if it does not
make them so happy as to increase the love of
i:r i i .i p- . -i i
mo uuyuiiu me age oi sorrow, ion anu pam : it
is a condition which the " tall, the wise and re
verend head" may well envy. Living within
their own means, on the fruits of their owa la
bor : enjoying-abundance of the best products of
the ground, and the first fatlings of the flocks
and appetite sharpened and sweetened f and
the muscular rowers strengthened ; the mind
made vigorous and active by labor ; their dep
endence solely on the goodness of God ; their
prudence having looked forward even to the de
structionof a crop with a providence to supply
its place ; with abundant leisure for all healthy
recreation, and all needful rest ; with no world
ly cares and vexations encroaching on the re
flection which aids the better judgment ; in the
midst of those social and domestic relations
which throw a charm about life ; which give
to moral suasion its greatest force, and rear the
tender thought to the ripe vigor of highest use
fulness ; how can we conceive any state of im
perfect, erring dependent man more truly envia
ble than that of the industrious laboring, prolific
farmers of New England, who live according
to the best light of their own experience ? The
merchant fails nine times before a fortune is
gained the speculator ninety-nine times in a
hundred : the mechanic and lawyer gain
only while the work is iroinor nn ' tho. wn.
,ges of the priest, like those of the common
laborer stop when he no longer works : the phy
sician adds to his income no oftener than he
visits the sick: the salary man, if he saves at all
saves only a specific sum : the, farmer, more
sure of success than either, in nine cases out of
ten, certain'of ultimate prosperity, lays his head
upon the pillow with the reflections that while
lie sleeps, crops are increasing to maturity, and
wis nuuii-s aim uerus growing m size oi Streiiolll.
Gov. Hills' Address at Keenc.
Pantalets. A fashionable young lady of New
York, whoso dress did not hang any lower than it
should do, aud who wore dangling about her feet
a pair of half breeches, commonly called shin cur
tains, was lately on a visit to some friends in New
Jersey, where she was arrested and brought before
a sensible, plain Dutch Magistrate, who fined her
five dollars and costs, under the act prohibiting fe
males from appearing in public with men's clothes
on. It is expected of course that married ladies
will wear the breeches, but the audacity of putting
them on before marriage, the Jersey people think
entitled to punishment. , .
$fe occasionally fincl a capital Po
lice Report in the St. Louis Bulletin.
On a recent occasion a bloated being,
named Johnson, by profession an ac
tor, was found drunk in the streets by
a good hearted sailor, who in vain at
tempted to win him from his vile
ways and evil companions. Johnson
continued to drink, until he fell to the
ground like a beast, when the follow-
inff scene ensued:
Just as they were about rcmov-
ing the miserable wretch to prison, a
little girl, about eight years old, bare
footed and extremely rasrsred, came
into the room sobbing and crying most
bitterly No sooner did she sec her
father than she ran to him, knelt down
by his side, and motioning the officers
eried, "don't take away nana while
he sleeps! By. and by he. wake up
once more and kiss me. it was a
sight to wring the heart of more than
man to see that pure and innocent
creature, with her little head bare and
her white shoulders peeping out from
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ner tatiereu irocK, leaning with lona
affection over her drunken father, as
if her affection strengthened with the
unwortliincss of its object. At length
the sailor came forward, and speaking
kindly to the little girl, took her away
in Ms arms, and wrappedher little but
carefully in the skirt of his coat. The
hrutish father, by this time snoring
in complete and disgusting insensibil
ty, was then taken to the guardhouse,
ior tne purpose or sobering mm
morning, after manifesting
some symptoms of that most dreadful
of all diseases mania-poiu, he seem-
eci to regam ins senses m a measure,
and confessed having been drunk.
"I was not," said he, " always the
miserable Avretch to which drunken
ness has reduced me. I once was
respected by my friends, and beloved
oy my lamiry., 5ut 1 contracted bad
habits, which got so strong-hold upon
my nerv ous temperament as to make
a oeast oi me. My busmsss was neg
.. " u liv-uiai act ui i.iuh. xt wm speaK. luuepeiiueiu-! . . . . -
lected, and my Wife died, I do believe ly on all State and National questions, award-1 rpHS Subscriber, m addition to his Tail sup
of a.hmlrn lip.nrr. Ant T ing to each that support which its merits mavLi PUS"
of a broken heart. Since that time, I
out end or aim, except to procure
whiskey ? I have yet a daughter,
at least, I had yesterday a beautifnl
tender creature, who still loves me,
despite my unwortlriness."
At tins moment, the benevolent
sailor entered the room, leadino- the
k j o
little girl forward, placed in her fath-
er s arm, 1 lie poor man wept and
sobbed overherasif he hadbeen an
infant, and for our part we did not
believe there was a dry eye in the
room. The three left the court togeth
er, and we sincerely hope that this
lesson will worft a thorough reforma
tion upon the unhappy and degraded
Sam Slick's description of a Tee-io-taller.
I once travelled through all
State of Maine with one of them 'ere
chaps, He was as thin as a whip
ping post. His skin looked like a
blown bladder after some of the air
had leaked out, kinder wrinkled and
rumpled like, and his eye as dim as a
lamp that's living on a short i Uow
ance of oil. He put me in mind of
a pair of kitchen tongs, all legs, shaft,
and head' and no folly; real gander
gutted looking critter, as hollow as a
bamboo walking cane, and twice as
yaller. He actually looked as if he
had been picked off" a rack at sea, and
dragged through a gimlet hole. He
was a lawyer. Thinks F the Lord a
marra on vour clients, vou hunsrrv
j half starved looking critter, you, you'll
eat em up alive as sure as the Lord
Among the many superstitions of Germany,
that of the white lady of Hornzellern is, per
haps, the least generally known.
It is believed that, previous to the death of the
Royal family of Prussia a lady in white is seen
to pass through the saloons of the Royal Pal
ace, ana walK towards the vaults where rests
the Royal dead, and so firmly impressed are the
people with the truth of this, that they resent it
as an insult, any douht upon thjliiect. The
writer, has conversed. with manyBs of re
spectable rank in lif3, who declareraroy have
encountered the. spectre frequently.
There are lying. looks as well a's ly ing words,
dissembling smiles, deceiving signs, and even
a lying silence.
New England Newspapers. It aDnears
fronyi pretty careful collected table in the Bos
ton Almanac, (though by the way, we see some
errors in the list of our city papers) that the num
ber of newspapers in Maine, including semi
weeklies, Scc. is "43 ; in New Hamnshire. 25 :
hi Connecticut, 30 ; Rhode Island, 15: Massa
chusetts, iuu ; total, 24U m iNew England.
Those who are curious in such matters may a
muse themselves by comparing these aeturns
wun tne respective populations ot the States.
Massachusetts would bo found irrcatlv ahead
in such a calculation, having over double the
number of papers than New Hampshire and
Vermont have together. The two last are just
cquai to cacii otner, it to the New Hampshire
list be added, as it should be, Hill's " Monthly !
t u . v .i i J !
ioi.v,, in jju&iuii inucn mo largest pronor-
tion of papers to the population is found as !
mirrht hfi pvnnntorl i,0; ar (. on nnn
might be expected being 46 (at least)to 80,000,
or one. to.every x du. Jjoslon Transcript.
C hate to SCO vounrr ladies atrnllino- thmnrrlt
the street with holes in the heels of their stockitms.
they had better be at home darning them
A new Weekly Paper, to be published at Strouds-
ourtr. Monroe Ununtii Hn nr,,l Tiir..rJ
Pttc- County, Pa., simultaneously".
"The whole art of Government consists in the art
ot being honest. Jefferson.
THE JEFFERSONIAN REPIIRLTOAN
in principle, will be all its title purports, the firm
anu unwavering auvocate ot the principles and
doctrines of the democratic party, delineated bv
the illustrious Jefferson : the right of the peo-
pie to think, to speak, and to act, independent-
ly, on all subjects, holding themselves respon-
sible to no power for the free exercise of this
right, but their God, their Country, and her
Laws, which they themselves have created.
A free and untrammcled Press, conducted in a
spirit worthy ot our institutions, is a nublic bles -
: - . . i
acsiijneu to make the nanei
lished, and as such, the publisher, calh
the enlightened citizens of Monroe and Pik to '
nas arrived when the Tress should take a bold
and faarless stand against the evidently increas-
, rZi v V i "--, r e Subscriber respectfully informs the cub
ing moral and political degeneracy of the day, lie, that he is prepak to execute all kinds oi
J1!? 7 1 ' f Jnorable I & Ornamental Painting,
course, to remove those barriers wlnoh section- ,r. . a 5
al prejudices party spirit, and party animosity
have reared to mar the social r ntmns nf mpn
viiuuui..ii;uuiiipiisningany paramount good.
l lili JJfiJ?'Jr'JiKSt)iMAN KEPuBLICAr
will not seek to lead or follow any faction, or to
advocate and support the schemes of any par
ticular set of men. It will speak independent-
J.demandnnvor,hRsitt!nr,,hownvr. to condemn
such measures, as in the opinion of the editor is
justly warrauted, holding as a first principle :
" Thz greatest good to the greatest number."
Believing that the great principles of democ
racy are disregarded by the present Chief Ma
gistrate of the Nation, Martin Van Buren,
the JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN, will
decidedly, but honorably oppose his re-election
to the high and responsible station which he
It will firmly oppose the " Independent Trea
sury" Scheme, and all other schemes3 having
for their object the concentration in the hands
of one man, and that man the President ot the
Nation, all power over the public moneys, a
power, which, when combined with that vest
ed in him by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief
of the American forces, Military and
Naval, together with an enormous official pa
tronage, would render him more powerful than
the Executive of the British Nation, and in
short make our Government, de facto an Elec
It will ever maintain that the welfare of our
Country and the preservation of her Republican
Institutions should be. the first and only senti
ments of our hearts in the choice of our public
servants ; that honesty, fidelity, and capability,
are the only true tests of merit ; that all men
are created equal, and, therefore, should alike
enjoy the privileges conferred on them by the
Constitution without being subject to proscrip
tion, or coerced by the influence of party.
The columns of the JEFFERSONIAN
REPUBLICAN will ever be open to the free
discussion of all political questions, believing
as we do, that there is no liberty where both
sides may not be heard, and where ono portion
of freemen are denied the privilege of declar
ing their sentiments through the medium of the
Press, because they differ from the majority.
The JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN
will ever take a lively interest in the affairs of
Monroe and Pike, and of the. Senatorial and
Congressional Districts with Which "they are
The Farmer, the Merchant, the Mechanic,
and tho Laborer, will each find a friend in the
columns of the JEFFERSONIAN REPUB
LICAN. Due care will bo taken to furnish its
readers with tho latest Foreign and Domestic
News, and such Miscellaneous reading as will
be both interesting and instructive. In short it
is designed to make the paper worthy of an ex
tensive patronage, both from the strictly moral
tone which it will ever possess, and the efforts
of the editor to mako it a rand and liRpfni
The JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN
will bo printed on a super-royal sheet of good
quality, and with good type.
Terms $2 in advance ; $2,25 at tho end of
six months, and $2,50 if not paid before the ex
piration of the year. No subscription taken for
a less term than six months.
W2ioIesal aasd Mela:!
TJIjG subscriber respectfully informs the citi
zens of Stroudsburg and the public generally j
that he has taken the shop recently oceiriVJ iy,
James Palmer, on Elizabeth afreet, nearly opposite
the Stroudsburg House, in this Uoroiiyi';, wltarj'
he intends carrying on the Cabinet Making busi
ness in all its various branches.
lfi shrill kffn rnrxjfmilltr nn lintul nr mnkerfti n
uer an Kinds or lourniturc
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tables, 3Irca!clast anil IijriiX .Tahlcc,
Wasli Stand, Sctistcads, &c. &c.
together with every other, article usual! v kept at
sl,ch establishments ; all of which he will sell ui
thn F.n stnn nnnno
i, fT fniatcria? wiU b,e of,lhe beat quality, anr
?" manufactured at fus establishment will
be dune by first rate workmen, he confidently aa-
. . 1 1" ..... J
&uiob inu puuuc mat jus endeax-ors to render ocu
eral satisfaction will not be unrcvvardeJ.
lie respectfully invites the public to call and ex
amine his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Chairs, Settees, Sic. will be kept constantly on
hand and for sale.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 1840.
TIRT WAKE I?I AN UFASOR"5. .
w; BIJTZ bcgsleave respectfully to h:-
frm the inhabitants of Stroudsburg, and vicL
mt' lia e continues to manufacture every
I description ef TIN WARE, at his establish
ment on Elizabeth street, and where a gener-
1 al supply is constantly kept on hand. 1 ho
-ir . ' c
1 chasers' always on hand cheap for catli.
otruuusourg, Jan. id, joju.
r i Subscriber respectfully informs the pub-
athisshop nearly opposife' the st'ore of William
t?,i ...i in .. 'i t- i- mh. .i -
j liosiuuiu, nuuie .murutsns in uis line wmue inanx
fully received and punctuallwatiended to.
Stroudsburg:, Jan. 15, 1830.
ortmcntof GOODS admirably adapted to. InCjSsa
eon, consisting of , '-''-r5fj
Hry Goods, Groceries, Crockery!
Hard and II oIJow Ware; 1
STEEL, NAILS, and NAIL RODS, in' fee? a
complete assortment of all kinds of goods usually
r. ... "uumiij iiun. au ui twin il XIU ulSpOSCu
nj &eu ui mooenue prices.
N. B Grain and Countrv nrndnpn - Wt
yellow pine boards will be taken in exchant
so, oak joist, &c. &c.
atrouusburg, Jan. 15th, 18-10.
Jtfissujb U Tiara.
tween the subscribers trading imdsr tlifirn.
of Stokes & Brown, is this day dissolved bym'utu
al consent. The business of the late firmfwpbo
settled by Stogdcll Stoke3, who is duly auffiorocd
to settle the same.
J. A. BROWN".
All persons indebted to the firm of StokesjT
Brown, are particularly requested to make settleT
mentonor before the first day of March next, and
those having claims against the firm present them
Stroudsburg, Jan. 1st. 18-10.
JOHN H. MELICK,
JjIL & WATCHMAKER.
RESPECTFULLY informs the inhabi
tants of Monroe and adjoining Counties, that
he is ready at all times to discharge his duties
to all who may favor him with their custom.
Mending and Engraving neatly executed.
Clocks, Watchesi and Music Boyps i-,.;,
JXT'Always on hand, and for sale,a variety
of Clocks Watches, and Jewelry.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 1840.
nfon,s indcbted to tIlc Estate of JOILV
bXAiililRD, late of Stroud township, Monrot
county, deceased, are requested to make immediate
payment ; and those haying demands against tl
said Estate, are desired to present them in xirorvr
order for settlement.
January 31, 18-10. Gt Executrix-
npO attend a saw mill on Broadhoad's cm -JL
A sober steady sawyer can have epiplovim-
lor the ensuing four or five months, and ltfvi
wages will be given. A man with a family wo;-
be preferrod. For particulars apply at the s. t
of , STOGDELL STOKES.
February, 7, 1810.
For sale by the subscriber,
Stroudsburg, Feb. 14, 1840.
A FEW copies of Kirkham's Grammar may
bo had cheap at this Office, 9
Stroudsburg, Feb, 14, 1840.