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-"With sweetest flowers enrich'd
From various gardens cull'd with care."
From the New York Mirror.
LONG TIME AGO.
On the lake were drooped the willows,
Long time ago ! *
When the rock threw back the billows,
Curled liquid snow ,
Dwelt a maid beloved and cherished
By high and low !
But alas ! too soon she perished,
Long time ago !
There we met and loved and parted !
Long time ago !
There I lingered broken-hearted !
'fears !—let them flew
To her grave they're sadly given !
Where flowrets blow :
She's the star I missed from heaven,'
Long time ago
Rock and tree and flowing water,
Long time ago !
Bird and bee and blossom taught her,
Love's spell to know !
While to my fond vows she listened—
' Cheeks in a glow—
Her bright eyes with transport glistened,
Long time ago !
She was mine, and mine forever !
Long time ago !
Can 1 now forget her?—ne ver!—
No lost one no !
Hearts that truly love nc 'er alter,
In weal or wo !
Truth like mine could never falter
Long time ago
iLictellem Cron. dke Lv l y ua tom
By the auth Jr of 'ON honsideso, a Ice shore,'
Your glorious standard launch again,
To moot another foe ! —Camp.
THE THREE BATTLES,
Second.—Running Down the Trades; or
the Cap!ure of the Java.
"Gun and gun together meet,
Fire and sword each other greet."
The victorious frigate now departed
from Boston under a new commander--
commodore William Bainbridge--and
after missing the Essex, captain Porter,
and leaving the Hornet, captain Lawrence,
blockading a British sloop of war at St.
Salvador, she ran clown the coast of Bra
zil, and when within ten leagues of the
land, made two strange sail in shore and
to windward. Captain Hull, covered
with the palm of glory, had generously
lett the lucky frigate to Bainbridge, and
it will be seen in dm sequel that he could
not have left her in better hands.
The writer of this sketch was once the
intimate friend, and a confidential officer
of that illustrious man; and though time
and disease had at that period borne hea
vily upon his manly form, and tipped with
silver his raven locks, Bainbridge was
still a noble specimen of the stern old
fire-eaters of the Tripolitan war, and
possessed a vivid recollection of the scenes
"When the Java lowered her lion flag,
And victors crowned the free."
He was a man of sterling integrity, of
haughty inirn, and of generous impulses.
He possessed great courage, a lofty en•
thusiasm, a quick temper, and a sharp
tongue. No man ever saw him twice who
forgot him; and no man ever knew him
to be his enemy twice who did not wish
bin, to forget hun. With an eagle eye,
he i cad men like books, and, like a skil
ful critic, he laid those carefully upon the
shelf who were not suited to the purpose
for which they were sent forth.
As we said before, the Constitution
made two sail to windward, one of whom
continued to stand in, while the other,
which was much the largest, altered her
course in the direction of the American
frigate, which had tacked close to her.
The day was beautiful, the sea smooth as
an inland lake, and the wind a catspaw
from E. N. E. At 11, A. M., commodore
Bainbridge, who sate in the mizzen top,
glass in hand, being satisfied that the
strange sail was an enemy's frigate, tack
ed again to the southward and eastward,
to draw her off the land, which was near
at hand. The frigate now set her royals,
and boarded maintack to effect this object.
At 12, M., the Constitution showed the
stars and stripes, and shortly after, St.
George's cross floated at the peak-halli
ards of the stranger,--Signals were now
made by both ships, but there are none so
blind as those who can't, or wont read.
At twenty minutes past I. commodore
Bainbridge, being satisfied with the of
he had made, handed his royals, tri
ced up his mainsail, and tacked towards
the enemy. Soon alter, both ships had
their heads to the southward and eastward
the English being a mile to windward, on
the Constitution's quarter. The enemy
had now hauled down his ensign, though
he kepta jack ftying4and commodore Bain
bridge, like himself alone, ordered a shot
fired ahead of him, io induce him to show
his colors anew. This order settled the
quavering, and at 2, P, M., a furious can
nonading took place, which can only be
described by those who listened to it.
As the enemy could make the most of
a light wind, he soon forged ahead of Old
Ironsides, but was foiled by the latter
ship's waring, which brought the two bel
ligerents head and head to the westward.
In maaceuvering, the enemy steered free,
and Old Ironsides luffed—the vessels got
within pistol shot, when the first repeated
the same attempt—the ships waring to
gether— bringing their heads easterly, as
The English frigate now tacked, to pre
serve the weather-gage, but missing stays
she was obliged to ware—a manoeuvre
that the Constitution had executed be
tore her, to prevent being raked, for her
wheel had been shot away, and it was
difficult to watch the vessel with the helm
as closely as was desirable. Notwith
standing this advantage, the Constitution
was the first in corning to the wind on the
other tack; and an efficient raking fire
told his Britanic majesty's frigate when
she came about. Buth vessels now ran off
free with the wind on the quarter, the
English ship still to windward, when the
latter, having received much damage,
made an attempt to close.
At fifty-five minutes past two, the ene
my ran down upon the Constitution's
quarter; but running her jib-boom afoul
of the Constitution's mizzen-wigging, she
suffered severely, without being able to
Kerr hr.'. niTrunca 11., .. ... ,
soonshot away, and in a few minutes, her
foremast, with a thundering crash, came
by the board.
The Constitution now shot ahead, to
avoid being raked, and in separating, the
stump of the enemy's bowsprit swept the
American frigate's taffrail.
The two ships now brought the wind
abeam, again with their heads to the east
ward. The Constitution fore-reaching,
in consequence of her surplus sail, wore,
passed her antag onist I lulled up under
his quarter, pitc hed into him a ton or two
uf cold ircn, and wore again. The Eng
lishman, hot being fond of those pills
which were throu gh not only by daylight,
but which made the daylight pass through
him, kept away. The Constitution, how
ever soon had him again;
and for a short
time, the vessels lay broadside—yard-arm
and yard-arm—while the surrounding at
mosphere was filled with rolling clouds - of
sulphurous smoke, and the gentle billows
of the ocean blushed in blood.
In a few moments, away went the miz
zetimast, with the banner of the haughty
Briton, leaving nothing but the yardless
mainmast standing—black with smoke
and smeared with gore.
As the enemy's fire ceased, the Consti
tution hauled her tacks abroad, and lulled
athwart her antagonist's bow ; passing
out of the combat to windward, at five
minutes past four, with her topsails,
courses, spanker, and Jib set. In execu
ting this manceuvre, commodore Bain
bridge was under the impression that the
enemy hid struck—the ensign which had
floated front his main rigging being down,
his ship a wreck, and his fire silenced.
The Constitution having repaired dama
ges, and secured her masts, perceiving an
ensign still floating on board the enemy,
wore around, and stond directly across
the enemy's fore-foot. The English ves
sel anticipated the frigate's broadside by
striking. At this moment the enemy's
mainmast went by the board, and the dark
hull lay shattered and bleeding upon the
A boat was sent on board the enemy,
under the charge of Mr. Parker, the first
lieutenant. The prize proved to be the
British frigate Java, of thirty-eight guns,
captain Lambert, commander, bound to
the East Indies. She had on board lieu.
tenant general Htslop and staff, several
supernumerary sea officers, and a consid
erable number of men, intended for oth
After removing the prisoners, and ly
ing by the Java two days, commodore
Brinbridge ordered her to be set on fire,
and from the flaming week took his depar
ture for St. Salvador.
In this action, the Constitution had but
nine killed, and twenty-five wounded--
among the latter, were commodore Bain
bridge and lieutenant .Alwyn. The last
died of his injuries shortly after the huzza
of victory had awakened the echoes of the
deep. Commodori iiinbrige Wet %voila.
ded in the 11;p with a musket ball, early in
the action, and the shot that carried away
the wheel of his vessel drove a copper
bolt into his thigh, inflicting a severe and
dangerous wound. He kept the deck,
notwithstanding, until midnight. The
Constitution came out of this action scath
less, •with a few slight exceptions.
Not so with the Java. She lost her
masts—her hull was greatly injured—and
her cumber of killed and wounded was
unusually large. According to commo
dore Bainbridge, there were sixty of the
former, and one hundred and one of the
latter. According to the British publish
ed accounts, there were but twenty-two
of the former, and one hundred and two
of the latter. Commodore Bainbride was
Many anecdotes of personal bravery
have been recorded as having occurred
during this conflict. Where all were
brave, no invidious distinctions need be
made. This action proved—as did that
of the Guerriere—that in naval gunnery
the Americans were superior to the world.
And all this talk about weight of metal is
all in my eye. If John Bull could not
hit our vessels with a twenty-two pound
shot? The difference in size between the
two could not have exceeded two inches
in diameter. So much for weight of met
al and English naval flummery, to offset
the effects of American navel gunnery.
Throughout this whole battle, cornmo•
(lore Bainbridge manifested the greatest
coolness and courage, and atter the
bloody deed was done, overwhelmed the
dying Lambert and his officers with his
kindness. It may not be amiss to note
here a dream which commodore Bain
bridge had, the evening previous to the ac•
tion, which lie related to the author a few
months before his death. Whether dreams
fortell events, or not, is nothing to my put -
pose I tell the tale as it was told to me,
and the world may have it at the same
price, namely, by giving their attention.
Commodore Bainbridge, as lie lay in his
birth, dreamed three times in succession,
during the night previous to the action,
that ha 1..11 ”1-1.
counter, captured a British frigate, hav
ing red coats aboard—that her starboard
gangway was shot away, and that the offi
cers in coming on board his vessel came
down the larboard ladder--that the fri
gate equalled him in size, and out-nuir
heeed him in crew—and that her masts
were all shot away—and that her com
mander was killed.
Commodore Bainbridge, haunted by the
spirit-stirring spectacle, could not sleep
—he arose from his pillow, and after pa
cing his little cabin for a sNart time, sate
down to his writing desk, and wrote ai
letter to Mrs. 8., in which he stated the
facts as dreamed by him, but stated them
positively, leaving the blanks for• the
ship's name, commander's name, force,
and other minor things, unfilled. The
next day, the Java was captured, and the
commodore merely filled up the blanks of
the letter, and sent it to his %life as the
first account of his victory.
A fter landing his prisoners at St. Salva
dor, and refitting ship, commodore Bain•
bridge shaped his course for the United
States, and on the 27th of February, 1813
anchored in the harbor of Boston, and
was received at the long wharf by the Ci
ty Council, amid the shouts of the multi
tude, the thunder of cannot', and the peal
ing of bells.
This was a finisher to all objections—
those people who knew the Americans
would be whipped in fair fight, knew
much less ever afterwards. The lion
had been humbled again by the vine gal
lant little frigate, and another flag of bat
tle waved As smoke and blood-stained
folds in the hall of Congress.
From the Boston Journal
An AWecting Story.
--"She never told her love ;
But let concealment, like a wormi' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek,"
A correspondent of one of the morn
ing papers, over the signature of 'H. IT;
in describing a recent visit to the Shaker
settlement, at Harvard, Mass., thus al.
ludes to one of the feuaate members of the
"Of the sixty or seventy females who
took part in the services when we were
there, only one attracted the general at
tention of the spectators. It is of her we
propose to speak. She was apparently
about twenty years of age, with an intel
ligent eye, a broad high forehead, and of
surpassing beauty, She seemed pensive
and melancholy, and went through her
part mechanically. It was evident that
her mind and thoughts were at the time
elsewhere. Occasionally she would cast
a glance at the spectators who were pres
ent, particularly at a handsome young
widower, one of our party. We really
wish we knew more of this girl's histo:
She has already causa.l 1:- 8 some sleep t .
less nights; Tito we should like to know
inore about her. If we could read her
[WnoLE No. 212.
thoughts aright, she was even then drain
ing tie bitter cup of suffring and dissap
p&ntment to its very dregs. Doubtless,
some unhappy love affair, with all its usu.
al train of blasted hopes and crushed af
fections, was the cause of her thus sepa—
rating herself from the world's people.
and connecting herself with the Society
of Shakers. Indeed we had an intimation
that [such was the fact. She had been
with the Society only a year, and yet her
health was evidently failing her very fast.
Alas ! pour girl. A few short months and
thou wilt be in the land of silence, and
thee and thy sad tale of unrequited love,
will both be alike forgotten. For thee
there is no rest but ,in the grave. Sail
fate for one so young and beautiful, and
whose only fault it was to love 'not wise
ly, but too well.' Shakspear has beauti—.
The course of true love neyer did run
Alas ! how many, since the line was ,
written, have had mourful evidence of its.
The yonng lady referred to in the a
bove paragraph is well known to many in
this city. She is the only daughter of
wealthy and respectable parents, who re
side in one of the principal tows of Mid
dlesex county, and
,received most of her
early eduntion at one of the private fe
male seminaries in Boston..—About four
years since she paid a visit to some of her
old classmates in this city and vicinity,
and the writer of these few lines remem
bers meeting her at a social party in this
neighborhood. She was just then bloom
ing into womanhood, with buoyant and,
joyous spirits—intelligent far beyond her
years, and though 'beautiful, exceedingly,'
yet withal so affable and lady-like, as at
once to win all hearts. To crown all,
she was of a religious turn of mind, and,
if I stn not misinformed, was thus early
in life a member of the Unitarian Society
in her narive town. Although not enjoy
ing, at this time, a very robust state of
health, yet I little thought she had then.
the seeds of a fatal disease within
or that consumption, 'slow but sure _ Lea
111 aI 1 , X.1 lit. N. 2Ln V WII.
Highly gifted by nature, and surround
ed by all that makes life desirable, 1
hoped and believed that she might look
forward with confidence to many happy
years in reserve for her. But this bright
picture was deceptive. Several members
of her family had, from time to time, fal
len victims to that dread malady, so prey
alent in our New England climate, and
to a nice observer, acquainted with this
fact, it was evident she too was in early
life to fall a sacrifice to the same wasting
disease. 'Whom the sods love, die
I had since then heard nothing of this.
interesting lady, when early last spring..
happening to be in the vicinity of Harvard
I was told, on enquiry, that she had un
hapily placed her affections on a profes
sional young gentleman in her neighbor
hood, who being under a previous, but to
her unknown, engagement, could not re
ciprocate the attention, and that in a mo
ment of melancholy desperation, sick of
the world and its vanities, she had with
drawn front the circle of her relatives and
friends, and united hlrself with the Soci-,
ety •of Shakers. The remainder of the
mournful history is told in the affecting
language of the writer of 'H. W. to
whem your readers are indebted for these
few, but 1 trust not uninteresting, retninia
During the American revolution, an of
ficer not habited in his military costume,
was passing by where a small company of
soldiers were at work, making some re
pairs upon a small redoubt. The com
mander of the little squad was giving or
ders relative to a stick of timber, which
they were endeavoring to raise to the top
of the works. The timber went up hard,
and on this account the voice of the lit
tle great man, was often heard in his regu
lar vociferations of "Heave away ! There
she goes; Heave ho !" &c. The officer
before spoken of, stopped his horse when
arrived at the place, and seeing the timber
sometimes scarcely move, asked the com •
inander why he did not take hold and ran.
der a little aid. The latter appeared
somewhat astounded, tubing to the offi
cer with the pomp of an Emperor said,
"Sir I am a Corporal." "You are not
though are you 1" said the officer, "I Was
not aware of it."—And taking off his he:
and bowing, "I ask your pardon, Va..
Corporal." Upon this he dismounted
from his elegant steed, flung the bridle
over a post, and lifted till the sweat stood
in drops upon his forehead.—When the
timber was elevated to its proper station,
turning to the man clothed in t r i o at ,.
thority. "Mr. corporal ClOramander,"'
said he "when
job, dha Y." b a n another such a.
7,0 t men enough, send to
Our Commander in Chief, and I will come
and help you a second time." Toe cor
poral was thunler stock. k n.” WAsq