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The IV e iv p a p e r
BY C It A B li K.
Lo' where it comts befors the cheerful fire,
, Damp troiu the pre iu smoky curia as
j (As froiii the earth the nun exhales the
j Krf we can read the wonders that ensue :
Then Mt-r every eye t-urvevs the p.trf.,
1 That, brings it favoiite subject t the heart;
Grave politician lo..k f..r tact alone. '
i Ami gravely add conjectun s ,.f theii own :
I 'Ihe t.j. rightly iiytnj.li, who nefer broke her
F.r tottenn? crowns, or miKbty land op
: press- M.
F.nds bp i'a and battles, but neglect them
1 For a njs and suits, a birth-day or a ball :
The keen, warm man o'erlouk each idle
For M -n'e,; Wanted," and Estates for
While Knte with equal minds to ill tt nd.
I'leaaeJ with each part, and griev,! to find
To this all render turn, and they can look
Pleaed on a paper, who abhor a b k :
Thoae who re'er deiyu'd their Uible to pe-ru-e.
Would think it hard to be denied their
" ne ;
Sinner and aitit.i, the widest and the weak.
Here mingle U.te. and one amusement
Tiii. like the public inn provides a treat.
Wheie each promiscuous guest tit Iown to
And anch thi.- mental fvd. a w may call
Something to all men. and to aome men all.
A Wry lUle Iullent.
I am a consulting physician, as the
Iopu!ar phrase goes although it does not
very accurately define my empioyuit nt.
The younger nicmU rs of my profession
should rather use the future-pas.-ive of the
verb, about to be (or ready to be at the
shortest possible notice) consulted ; while
the elder metuliers luiht, if they ate toler
ably fortunate, adopt the pa.-t p.iriiciple,
and call themselves con-uiieil physicians.
The latter is the rank at which I have
arrived myself. Immediately after break
last, I install myself in my sanctum at
the. back of the house, and am prepared
to receive pat u tits Every ring at the
front-djor bell ltotween the hours of 10
and 12 A. M . has an auriferous sound,
and is worth at least a guinea.
The halt the lame, and the blind I am
always d.-Iighted to see iu my reception
room, at one pound one a head and up
wards. I dare say the robust Irish lady
who is so good as t- sweep the crossing
opposite, envi- s the rich folks whoso car
riages throng aiKjiit my door every morn
ing. Hut I can assure h r that they repay
the compliment by envying her. O.ie
must not speak evil of the bridge that
carries us over the river of life, but I can't
say that the majority of my rich patients
are amiable people. '1 hey do not bear
their cross of sickness nearly so well as
poorer folks, who have so many other
wearisome burden- lo carry. The ditfer
ence between the rich whom I see at my
own house, those, similarly afflicted,
whom I visit u few hours afterwards iu
hospitals, is very marked. Of course,
they al! complain ; it is one of the ot'ices
ami by no means a useless one f a
consulting physician to hear complaints ;
it is a relief to the sufferer to jour his
woes into the ear of one who will nt least
understand, even if too cruel to sympa
thize with them. It is neither kind nor
w'ue to cut a fellow creature very short
w-lnle he is enumerating his calamities,
although we may be thoroughly aware of
what he is going to say. 4 You let 1 so
and so, and so and so, and no and no,
don't you ?" say some of my professional
brethren, putting question utter question
so fast, that the answer can bo only 4 Yes"
or 44N;" whereupon the afflicted crea
ture sighs, like one who has been inter
rupted in his choicest anecdote by some
rude fellow's informing him that hid story
is as old as the hills.
JJow, the poor man, although by nature
garrulous, seems to be aware that on that
long line of beds in the same ward
there are others whose :;ises are at least
as serious as his own, and which require
to lie stated at some length ; and he often
makes pome attempt to condense what he
has to nay, although that is a feat by no
means easy to him. He is a patient, too,
in the best sense ; submitting to all that
is props neI, because he is convinced that
the very best is being done for him, to the
extent of our ability, as God forbid it
should not be done. Whereas my rich
frienda noraetimes goem to consider, eon-
EBEXSBURG, PA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY
I &i-iu ot tiaviiig paid their guinea, and .
that time is money, that a t-liiiiin a inin
! uto is a good deal to pay for enlarging not I
oi.ly upon their particular calamity, but
upon variou other matters scarcvly with
in my proinee. In const quence ot whit-li,
i I take catc to have u clock on my mantle- i
l piece that striken not only the hours, but i
the half-hours and quartern pretty loudly. 1
j This given me the opjHtrt unity of referring
jxjhu-ly to the flight ot time, and thereby i
abbreviating the narration of certain un- i
necessary details which seem to verge
upi-n the contiitfcs of eternity
1 lie ante-room where my patients as
semble i Hiiuhu ly furnislad, so that each
may know exactly how long he has had j
to wait before hf? is admitted; an interval ;
which otherwise is apt to be exaggerated, I
for not even the uio.st engaging periodicals i
or books, or n -wspapers, can make that
period elapse quickly at the end of which j
may hi: delmrvd a henteiice of many J
year's imprisonment, without hard labor, !
alas! or anything to do at all as in !
some cases of eye disease ; or some full
decree hi h involres the los of limb ; or
even the dread doom of death it lf. I'eo-
pie who are in sad straits as these, how
ever, are generally less impatient tmm
those more lightly afflicted; some of
whom (as I learn Irom my servant) do not
always behave themselves quite politely,
but struggle with one another for prece
dence of interview with their unconscious
humblrt servant, mvself SuHering gen-
tleiiii-n and afflicted ladit-s (esja cially) vvi'I
even go the length of asserting that they
came by sjecial appointment, and upon
th-U false pretext obtain an advantage
over the rest of the company ; while
nothing is more common thxn for them to
le confursd as to the exact date of their
arrival, and to give themselves the benefit
of the doubt, to the detriment of others.
In cases of thi kind, the clock is in
valuable ; my servant sets donn to a
second the time at which each arrive,
a refeivinf to the catiei dar thus kept is of
course without apjn-al. Under these cir
cumstances, ii is no wonder that he takes
some MTBoual interest in my morning visi
tors, and forms some opinion in his own
mind resjHcting them, even if he is not
called upon to express it like his master.
Upon a recent occasion, he admitted into
his ante-ioom if mine a very polite pa
tient indeed, whose !ehavior was alto
gether so exceptional, that I think it
worthy of record, not so much as an ex
ample to others although he was the
very pink and pattern of patients (up to
a certain point) as for the instruction of
all Consulting Physicians. This gentle
man had never honored me by peeking my
advice Is fore, nor is it probable that the
nature of our interview will lead him to
resort to me again although he may Jkt
haps favor other ntcniln-rs of the faculty
with his society. Y t I shall never lir
get him, while memory holds her seat at
all, and my right hand retains the faculty
of recognizing .1 sovereign and shilling at
first touch through any amount of stiver J
'I he cases brought- unilcr my notice had
been unusually serious np-'ii the morning
in question, and about 10:10 I inquired of
mv servant somewhat anxiously bow
many patients remained still to be seen,
as I had to be at a consultation in the
neighborhood precisely at noon.
44 There's only one gentleman left,"
said he; 44 he arrived an hour ago; but
he is so very p 'lite, that he has hitherto
declined to take his turn."
I was sorry to hear this, for according
to my experience, such an individual was
likely to be in a critical state of health, or
perhaps only postjMned his interview till
last, so that he might prolong it without
I hope everybody does come in in pro
er order, .Tames," said I. 44 You know
what an objection I have to any favorit
ism." O dear, sir, I am sure I never took a
shilling from any gentleman or lady in my
life, in order that they might be admitted
t RtaHv, James I never said you did,"
replied I severely. 44 Show the gentle
The patient whose acquaintance I had
now the pleasure of making for the first
time had the appearance of a country
gentleman ; lie was well dressed, but there
was an absence of that undf finable smart
ness and completeness alut his uttire
is only made in town-made gar
I.?- oil .
roots; moreove, ms eye
over the room with an expression ery un- I
like the incurious gaz of a well-bred
Londoner. His very politeness had pro-
bably arisen from an erroneous idea, that
it was the fashion in good society to make
little self-6acri6ce in giving way to other
" I am a'iail Mr, you have bi-en detain
ed a consideiable time." observed I.
"Not at all," returned he briskly. 44 1
was in no particular hurry. I have plenty
of leisure here in London, away from all
my usual country avocations, and there
were several people in your ante-room,
who, I am sure, had more urgent need of
your advice than I. In fact, 1 feel that I
have scarcely any ri-rht to intrude Upon
vaiuaine lime at all : but 1 have
ji phmI deal bothered with a cough
:ht, and I should like to be cured
Take a seat, sir.
Any pain in your
- 44 1 don't think it will be necessary lo
examine me," observed he nervously ; I
can tell you my symptomn, such as thev
I low curious it is that those who are
apparently the strongest and most healthy,
are often the most morbidly apprehensive.
I could not help smiling to see that re
sectable fox-hunter, as he looked to be,
hugging hid coat together, as though my
j telhoscoje had been a dagger, seeking
entrance into his heart. '
44 My dear sir," id I, 44 this little in
strument will not hurt you
At this moment, a very singular thing
took place, the clock upon :ny mantel-
j piece struck the three-quarters past eleven
j and I seemed to hear the sound reeated
from Ihe clock in the next room. It was
a uibfH-'d sou- d. but the wonder was how
it could have arrived at all through two
wooden d o. s and a baize one. I was
convinced that I did not hear it, however,
that I immediately strode forward to see
for myself whether any of the doors of
communication were open. They were
all closed. When I returned, my patient
had unbuttoned his coat, and assured me
that he had no silly objection lo being
stethoscoped, if I thought it worth while,
but that there was nothing the matter
with him beyond a troublesome cough, for
which he wanted a prescription.
His lungs seemed sound enough indeed,
but I need not have been so long examin
ing them but for a certain re:'sn. Very
different from most hypoeondriacal folks,
my new friend seemed no very anxious to
cut short our interview, that he began to
awaken my suspicions as to whether he
was a boi-a fide patient at all. I knew
that I should discover this if I could only
detain him for a quarter of an hour, and
therefore I prolonged my stethoseopio in
vestigations. At List he jumped up. ami
throwing down a sovereign and a shilling,
with no little ostentation. tiHn the table,
expressed himself as jierfectly satisfied.
44 1'ut, my dear sir," I said, 44 you have
not got vour prescription."
It wanted then one minute to the hour
i of noon, but I was writing very slowly.
I when the clock on the ruantel-piece began
! to strike ; I thought it would never have
done, so eagerly was I watching for the
first note of its companion time piece,
which I felt sure by this time was con-
ccalcd somewhere about my jnilite pa-
tient's person. He had waited until h?
had been left alone in the ante-room, tz
make a clean sweep of everything valu-1
able he could lay his hands up n, th
clock among the rest. He bad stuffed
this at first, I fancy into bis breast ockct
whence arose his original objection to
ihi! use of the stethcoscojie but had
transferred it, while I went to look at the
doors, to some other part of his attire.
Sagacious as he had been, however, he
had omitted, or had not had the opportu
nity, to silence th voice of my faithful
dial. I hoard its whisper its faint 4ti -k,
tick," all the time and now I was wait
ing for its full voice in accusation of the
roblwr. At last it came. One can scarce
ly imagine a situation inure embarrassing
than that of my polite patient with his
stolen chick striking ery distinctly in the
pocket of his coat tail, and in hearing of
its rightful proprietor.
44 I have found out what is the matter
with you my friend," said I, pressing a
hand b -ll, which brought iu James upon
the instant. 44 You are troubled with the
77c Doulaurfax. Your symptoms are ex
ceedingly striking. This prescription must
h madt at once, and mv servant will run
out lor it, while you remain here a minute j
Never was prescription so short:
Jam fot. a pol. im
Or without abreviation, as I had written
it : "
James fetch a policeman immediately.
PI 1 1 1 AOSOFH ICA LF. P I G R A M.
the Moon--' You're a
. .jeri jaJe .
' ,u flom the Sun is beyond all
pajr Cynthia replies, 44 Madam Earth hold
Th receiver i- always as bad m the
11 lie Gieut acimkk lit Vubllu.
AX IKISI1 CltlTIQX'IC.
The following whimsical account of
Mrs. Siddon's first apjx'arance in Dublin,
is taken from un old Irish newspaper.
When it was first published, her friends
were outrageous against the author, who,
however, kept himself concealed:
44 Oo Saturday, Mrs S , about
whom all the world has betn talking, ex
posed her lieautiful, adamantine, soft, ami
lovely ferson for ihe lirst time at Smock
Alley Theatre, in the bewitching, melt
ing, and all t carlo! character of Isabella.
From the repeated panegyrics in the im
partial London newspapers, . we were
taught to expect the sight of a heavenly
angel, but how were we supernaturally
surprised into the most awful joy at be
holding a mortal goddess. 44 The house
was crowded with hundreds more than it
could hold ! with thousands of admiring
spectators that went away without a
sight! This extraordinary phenomenon
of tragic excellence ! this star of MJpo
mene! this comet of the stage! this
sun of the firmament of the muses ! this
moon of blank verse! this queen and
princess of tears! this Doiinellau of the
poison d IkjwI ! - this empress of the pis
tol and dagger ! this chaos of Shakes
peare ! thi world of weaping clouds !
this Juno of commanding aspects ! this
Terpsichore of the curtains and scenes!
this Hroserpiiie of tire ami earthquake!
this Katerfelty of wonders ! exceeded
expectation, went Iieyon-l belief, "and
soared above all powers of description !
She was nature herself ! She was the '
most exquisite work of art ; she was the
very daisy, primrose, tuberose, swe t briar,
furze-blossom, gilillower, wall-flower,
cauliflower, auricula, and rosemary ; in
short, she was the bouquet of I'arnassun.
44 Where expectation was raised so
high, it was thought she would be in
jured by her appearance, but it was the
audience who were injured : several
fiunted even before the curtain drew up !
but, when she came to the scene of part
ing with her wed iing ring, ah! what a
sigthc vfM lliero t i h fi.Jtl 1. r-- n ilia oreheK-
tra, albeit unused to the melting mood,
blubbered like children crying for their
bread and butter ; and when the bell
rang for music between the acts, the tears
ran from the basstnm player's eyes in such
plentiful showers, that they choked the
linger stops, and making a spout of the
instrument, poured in such torrents on
the first fiddlers book, that not seeing the
overture was in two sharps, the leader of
the band actually played in one flat.
44 Hut the sobs a"hd sigh of the groan
ing au-hence, anl ttie noise ol corks
drawn from the smelling bottles prevented
this mistake between the jUits and the
i! tar j being discovered.
4' One hundred and nine ladies fainted,
forty-six went into fits, and ninety-five
had strong hysterics, the world will
scarcely credit the truth when they
are told that fourtion children, five old
women, one hundred tailors, and six
common counciltnen, were actually
drowned in the inundation of tears that
flowed from the galleries, lattices, and
toxes, to increase the briny flood in the
pit. The water was three feet deep, and
the people that were obliged to stand upon
the benches, were, in that josition, up to
their ancles in tears.
44 An act of parliament against her
playing any more will certainly pass;
for she has infected all the volunteers, and
they sit reading 4 The Fatal Marriage,
crying and roaring the whole morning, at
the expectation of seeing this Giant's
Causeway, this Salmonleap ot wonders
at night. An address has been presented
to the good Earl of Clarlemont, by the
principal volunteers, and backed by Dr.
Quin and the faculty of Dublin, praying
him to stay at home, the evening of her
appearance, else they are convinced she'll
tear his infirm frame in pieces with her
terrific screams, when she's dragged from
the corpse of Hiron, and they'll loose the
greatest General that ever headed the
army. Nature most asiuredly, in one of
her bountilul moments, in one of her
charitable and humane leisure hours, in
one of her smiling days, in one of her all
sorrowing gladsome years, made ihis hu
mane lump of clayey perfection
4Oh happy Hibernia! blessed
sanctilied land of saints! what a
loud : what a eothn full, what a
vard tree .f the brightest exccll
excellencies now stands on the turf of thy
fruitful earth !
44 From Cork, from Killarncy,
Galway. from liallinasloe. from tyre
court, from the east, from the west, from
the north, from the south, from Island
Dridge, from Labor's Hill, from the books
VOL. 12 NO. 2.
of the canal to the new road at the back
of DrumcondrO) shall millions come to
Smock Altey to nee thi6 astonishing
44 The streets round the theatre shall be
crowded, and the very pabbards that
carry coals to Island Bridge shall stop at
the Blind Quay, and land their unjolished
waterman to spend thirteen ence for a
seal in the upjer gallery when Isabella ia
44 O thou universal genius! what pity
it is that thy talents are so confined to
tragedy alone. No age, nay, the Roman
theater '.he stage at Constantinople
Nero himself never performed the scene
of sadness, of grief, of joy, of woe, of
distress, of sorrow, and of pity, no well
as Mrs. S .
44 May the curses of an -insulted na
tion pursue the gentlemen of the college,
the gentlemen of the bar, and the peer
j peeresses w hose wisdom and discern
ment have been so highly cxtolld. that
hissed her on the necoud night. True it
is, Mr. G.rrick never could make any
thing of her, and pronounced her below
mediocracy ; true it is, the Ijoudon audi-
ence once did not like her.
but what of
that ? R:se up, bright goddess of the
sck and buskin, and soar to unknown
regions of immortal praise, for
Envy will merit a.- it shade prtrsu;'
A Singular Story.
A few weeks since a man, only some
five-an-thirty or eight-and-tliirty years
old went into the cafe Anglaisc, Paris,
and said to the mistress:
4 1 wish you would retain jso. 13 for
me this evening. Lay platen for eight,
and have dinner on the table at seven
o'clock pnciaely. I leave the selection of
the dinner to you. Give us a dinner of
four dollars a head, wine included here is
a bank note for $40 ; four times eight are
thiitytwo; the change, eight dollars, is
for ihe waiters."
At a quarter before seven he returned ;
he was shown to No. 13. He asked for
a pen, ink, and paper. After he received
them he tore a sheet of paper into eig t
several parts, wrote something on each of
them, and placed one of them on each
plate. When the clock struck seven, he
said to the waiter: "Serve the dinner
just the same as if my guests were pres
ent." The waiter obeyed, ahd placed a
dish of soup on each plate, managing
while doing so to read the names on the
plates. He found nothing on the bits of
paper but re, me, fa, se, la, s-i, do. When
lie went back to the kitchen, he told the
servant tjie odd guest he had in No. 13.
The rumor r tu bed the ear of the master
of the house; he at once suspected some
thing was wrong. 44 How is the gentle
men dressed V ke asked the waiter.
44 He is dressed in black."
hen he went into the room
off his overcoat and placed it
piano, where it still remains,
me his overcoat. It doubtless
letters or visiting cards
but they dis-
covered two small pocket
were capped and loaded.
J he master
caps on the
drew the charges, left the
nipples, replaced them in the pocket, and
m.uc the servant carry the overcoat back
to the private room. As he wan eating
desert the waiter asked him I mean
this strange guest if he would take
coffee. 44 Yes." 44 How many cupn ?'
44 Eight of course." The eight cups
were filled. Now leave me ; when I
want you I will ring the bt-U." The
waiter retired, shut the dtior, and put his
eye to the key-hole to see what was going
to take place.
As soon as the gueet was alone Ls
heaved a nigh, rose, went to the piano,
openrd it, played an air from one of
Verdi's overa, and tried to ning it in
vain. His voice was completely gone.
His hands fell into his lap, and the tears
coursed down his cheeks. He murmured :
44 All is over ! 'Tis hopeless ! my voice
is broken ! I shall never be able to ob
tain another engagement. My career is
at an end ! I am a dead man ! Then
he added, with a hysterical laugh:
44Gtds! wasn't it a clevilie-h ingenious
notion I had. to give a farewell dinner to
my notes a patting banquet to poor
notes which, last year, were no brilliant
and pure in throat. Artists alone can
conceive and execute such ideas. Ah !
poor fellow ; the game is up with you ;
nothing is left you but to di." He P"
his hand in the pocket of his overcoat,
took out tl two pistols, placed the muz
zle of each in each of bin ears, and pulled
i .y, .-;T..r Tha cans expioaea, ana
i i iic t -
I li a tutor fallow
fell senseless on the
carjt- . ,
The keeper of the restaurant, who was