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agricultural pursuits. During this interval, Paul and his without his having received much personal injury and ill-
brother John Cuffee were called on by the collector of the treatment from them.
district in which they resided, for the payment of a per. Under such numerous and untoward discomfitures,
sonal tax. It appeared to them, that, by the laws of the con- the courage of most persons would have failed, but Paul's
stitution of Massachussetts, taxation and the whole rights of disposition was not of that yielding nature. He possessed
citizenship were united. If the laws demanded of them the the inflexible spirit of perseverance and firmness of mind,
payment of personal tases, the same laws must necessarily which entitled him to a more successful issue of his en-
and constitutionally invest them with the rights of repre-deavours, and he believed that while he maintained inte-
senting, and being represented, in the state legislature. grity of heart and conduct, he mig!

legislature. grity of heart and conduct, he might bumbly hope for the
But they had never been considered as entitled to the pri- protection of Providence. Under these impressions, he
vilege of voting at elections, nor of being elected to places prepared for another yoyage : in his open boat, with a
of trust and honour. Under these circumstances, they re- small cargo, he again directed his course towards the
fused payment of the demands. The collector resorted to island of Nantucket. The weather was favourable, and
che force of the laws, and after many delays and vexations, he arrived safely at the destined port, and disposed of his
Paul and his brother deemed it most prudent to silence little caryo to advantage. The profits of this voyage
the suit by payment of the demands; but they resolved, if strengthening the confidence of his friends, enabled him
it were possible, to obtain the rights which they believed still farther to enlarge his plans.
to be connected with taxation.

At the time of his father's decease, Paul had not reThey presented a respectful petition to the state legisla. ceived the benefit of education, and scarcely new the letters ture. From some individuals it met with a warm and of the alphabet, but this disadvantage he obviated by his almost indignant opposition. A considerable majority was, assiduity; and, at the period of his marriage, could not howe

to their object :- they perceived the only read and write, but was so well skilled in figures, propriety and justice' of the petition, and with an honour that he was able to resolve all the common rules of arithable magnanimity, in detiance of the prejudice of the times, metical calculation. He then applied himself to the study they passed a law, rendering all free persons of colour liable of navigation, in which, by the assistance of a friend, he to taxation, according to the ratio established for white made a rapid progress, and found himelf able to engage men, and granting them all the privileges belonging to in nautical and commercial undertakings of great extent. other citizens. This was a day equally honourable to the Being now master of a small covered boat of about 12

ine legislature, a day which ought to be tons burthen, he hired a person to assist him as a seaman, gratefully remembered by every person of colour within and made many advantageous voyages to different parts of the boundaries of Massachussetts; and the names of John the State of Connecticut; and, when about twenty-five and Paul Cuffee should always be united with its recol. 1 years old he married a native of the country, a descendant lection.

of the tribe to which his mother belonged. For some At this time, being about twenty years of age, he time after his marriage he attended chiefly to his agrithought himself sufficiently skilled to enter into business cultural concerns, but, from an increase of family, he at

on his own account. He laid before his brother David length deemed it necessary to pursue his commercial plans THE LATE CAPTAIN PAUL CUFFEE:

a plan for opening a commercial intercourse with the state more extensively than he had before done. He arranged

o Connecticut. His brother was pleased with the prospect; bis affairs for a new expedition, and hired a small house A MAN OF COLOUR.

they built an open boat, and proceeded to sea. Here, foron Westport "river, to which he removed his family. A

the first time, his brother found himself exposed to the boat of i8 tons was now procured, in which he sailed to Skins may differ, but affections

perils of the ocean, and the hazard of a predatory warfare the banks of St. George in quest of cod-fish, and returned Dwell in blacks and whites the same."

which was carried on by the refugees. They had not home with a valuable cargo. This important adventure COWPBR.

traversed many leagues before his brother's fears began to was the foundation of an extensive and profitable fishing

multiply and magnify its dangers; his courage bunk, and establishment from Westport river, which continued for a

he resolved to return. This disappointment was a severe considerable time, and was the source of an honest and (ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN THE LIVERPOOL MERCURY.)

trial to a young man of Paul's adventurous and intrepid comfortable living to many of the inhabitants of that dis

spirit, but he was affectionate, and many years younger trict. The father of Paul Cuffee was a native of Africa, whence than his brother, and was obliged to submit to the deter. At this period, Paul formed a connexion with his brohe was brought as a slave into Massachussetts. He was mination. Paul returned to his farm, and laboured ther-in-law, Michael Wainer, who had several sons well hete purchased by a person named Slocum, and remained diligently in his fields, but his mind was frequently revolv. I qualified for the sea service, fuur of whom have since lau

slavesy s considerable portion of his life. He was ing new schemes of commercial enterprise. He again dably filled responsible situations as captains and first ned Coffee, but, as it is usual in those parts, took the collected the materials for another effort, and made the mates. A vessel of twenty-five tons was built, and in two

me of Slocum, as expressing to whom he belonged. attempt. He went to sea, and lost all the little treasure voyages to the straits of Belleisle and Newfoundland, he TEMADY of his countrymen he possessed & mind supe. which, by the sweat of his brow, he had gathered. Paul, I met witb such success as enabled him, in conjunction with

e bis condition, and although he was diligent in the however, seems to have possessed that active courage another person, to build a vessel of forty-two tons burthen, Liness of his master and faithful to his interest, yet by which is the offspring of a mind satisfied of the practica. in which he made several profitable voyages.

at industry and economy he was enabled to purchase bility of its plans, and conscious of its power to accom. | Paul had experienced the many disadvantages of his a personal liberty.

plish its purpose. He therefore resolutely determined to very limited education, and he resolved, as far as it was At this time the remains of several Indian tribes, who persevere in the road which he had marked out for him. I practicable, to relieve his children from similar embarrassbinally possessed the right of soil, resided in Massa- self. The necessity of aiding his mother and her family ments. The neighbourhood had neither a tutor nor school

assets ; Cuffee became acquainted with a woman de was a constant and strong incitement to renew his efforts. house. Many of the citizens were desirous that a school endel from one of those tribes, named Ruth Moses, and His funds were not sufficient to purchase a boat; but in should be established. About 1797, Paul proposed a meetmarried her. He continued in habits of industry and fru. order to obviate this difficulty, he set himself earnestly to ling of the inhabitants for the purpose of making such lity, and soon afterwards purchased a farm of 100 acres work, and with his own hands formed and completed a arrangements as should accomplish the desired object. Westport, in Massachussetts.

boat, from keel to gunwale. This vessel was without a The collision of opinion respecting mode and place, occaCoffee and Ruth had a family of ten children. The I deck. but he had been on a whalin vovage, and was leianad the meeting

ny contee eldest sons, David, Jonathan, and John, are farmers therefore perfectly skilled in its management. Having clusion ; several meetings of the same nature were held, de n e. David Jondharia

Meca: une mau been on a woanog voyage, and was sioned the meeting to separate without arriving at any ci the neighbourhood of Westport, filling respectable situa launched his boat into the ocean, and when steering for but all were unsuccessful in their issue. Perceiving that on society, and endowed with good intellectual ca- one of the Elizabeth Islands, to consult with his brother all efforts to procure a union of sentiment were fruitless, sacities. They are all married, and have families to whom on his future plans, he was aiscovered by the refugee Paul set himself to work in earnest, and had a suitable bey ve giving good educations. Of six daughters, four pirates, who chased and seized both him and his ves. house built on his own ground, which he freely gave up Ire respectably married, while two remain single.

sel. Robbed of every thing, he returned home pen to the use of the public, and the school was opened to all sal was born on the Island of Cutterbunkker, one of nyless, but without sinking under this discouragement, who pleased to send their children. How gratifying to e Elizabeth Islands near New Bedford, in the year 1759. Thus circumstanced, he applied to his brother David, humanity is this anecdote! and who that justly appreciates

ben he was about 14 years of age his father died, leaving who, though in some degree deterred by the want amiable character would not prefer Paul Cuffee, the off sosiderable property in land, but which being at that of success which had hitherto attended Paul's attempts, spring of an African slave, to the proudest statesman that de unproductive, afforded but little provision for his nu. yet acquiesced in his proposal to build another boat, lever dealt out destruction amongst mankind ? Bertus family, and thus the care of supporting his mother l if he would furnish the materials. This being ac

(To be concluded in our next.) El sisters devolved upon his brothers and himself. complished, the respectability of Paul Cuffee's character at

At this time Paul conceived that commerce furnished to this time procured him sufficient credit to enable him to Estry more ample rewards than agriculture, and he was purchase a cargo. He proceeded towards Nantucket, and e ious that he possessed qualities which, under proper on the voyage was again chased by the refugee pirates,

Tide Table. there, would enable him to pursue commercial employ. but escaped them by night coming on; he, however, 6 with prospects of success; he therefore entered, at struck upon a rock, on one of the Elizabeth Islands, and

Days. Morn. Even Height. Festivals, úc. ge of 16, as a common hand on board of a vessel des. so far injured his boat as to render it necessary for him to to the Bay of Mexico, on a whaling voyage. His return to Westport, to refit; which being accomplished,

h.m.h.m. ft. in. Dad vovage was to the West Indies ; but on his third he again set out for Nantucket, where he arrived in safety, I Wednesdavia

Tuesday ..13 5 561 6 33 11 6 Britius.

jo olio i as captured by á British ship during the American but did not dispose of his cargo to advantage. He after. Thursday..15 8 10 8 36 13 4 Machutus. about the year 1976: after three months' detention wards undertook a similar voyage with better success; Friday ....16 9 2.9 2414 111

prisoner at New York, he was permitted to return but, as he was returning home, he again fell into the Saturday..1719 46 10 810 7 Hugh Bishop of Lincoin. w e to Westport, where, owing to the unfortunate con- hands of the pirates, and was deprived of his all, except Monday ..1911 10 11 32 19

Sunday....1810 29 10 50 18 323d Sunday after Trinity.

4 New Moon, 3h. 6m. morn. Duance of hostilities, he spent about two years in his his boat, which they permitted him to take; not, however, I Tuesday ..20 11 54 120 Edm. King and Martyr.

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Poetry.

THE WINTER PRIMROSE.

The holyhocks were flaunting round,

Yet tower'd the sun-flower gaily ;
And from their emerald screen did peep
Red berries, many a clustered heap,

But ah! the rose shone palely.
Por winter now proclaim'd his reign,

His despot reign all cheerless;
And prostrate on the glistening ground
The woodland's glory scattered round,

Confest his might resistless.
But heedless of his ruthless sway,

And tyranny unsparing,
A lovely primrose dared to show
Its starry crest above the snow,

Fearless the tempest braving.
And ab, to Fancy's raptured gaze

It seemed like friend unchanging, That when the golden summer gone, And loudly raved the gathering storm,

Disdain'd the thought of ranging.
And though but lightly prized I ween,

When prouder flowers are blowing ;
The lowly cotter's garden queen,
Or sheltered by the hedge. row green,

'Mong vi'lets wildly growing: Yet lovelier shone that little flower

The wintry desert cheering ; Lovelier than beauty's cherished one, That when the joyous summer gone,

Fled-the rude tempest fearing.
Bloom, nursling of the jocund spring,

Round desolation flinging
A halo that shall gild with hope
The darkness of Time's horoscope,

Of future radiance singing.
Whisperer of Friendship ever true,

Of Love no blight estranging ;
Ah, lightly prize thee, sweet, who will,
My chosen, and unrivalled still,

Thou, mid the storm unchanging.
Liverpool

Each flower, each shrub, each leafy spray,

I can't tell where my head is gone,
The breeze's hollow moan,

But Doctor Carpue can;
The babbling brook, a charm convey

As for my trunk, it's all pack'd up,
To riper years unknown.

To go by Pickford's van.
In Warham's wild, sequester'd wood-

I wish you'd go to Mr. P.
The stock-doves lone abode,

And save me such a ride;
The blackbird rears her callow brood,

. I don't half like the outside place With nicest art bestowed.

They've took for my inside.
There, when the songster's mossy nest

The cock it crows-I must be gone!
Burst on my raptur'd view,

My William, we must part 1 How eager to the prize I prest,

But I'll be your's in death, although
Nor thought what thorns could do.

Sir Astley has my heart.
But soon arose the clouded morn

Don't go to weep upon my grave,
Which saw me borne away

And think that there I be;
From home and kindred-rudely torn

They haven't left an atom there
From playmates and from play.

Of my anatomie.
From smiling fields and shady groves-

No. VI.
Prom verdant bills and plains
To smoky streets, where folly roves,

SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS
And rude contention reigns.

BY PERCIVAL MELBOURNE.
For life is but one scene of care,
A dark distempered dream-

ROBERT HERRICK.
A rugged tract, with here and there

Robert Herrick, the fourth son of Nicholas and
An oasis between.

Herrick, was born in Cheapside, London, in 1591. 1 is every probability that proper attention was not i

his education when young; yet, fortunately for his AN EDITORIAL PLEDGE.

the age of twenty-two years he obtained the patrona ON READING IN A CERTAIN SCURRILOUS JOURNAL THAT THE

his uncle, Sir William Herrick, and in consequence EDITOR WOULD PLEDGE HIS WORD AND HONOUB TO THE TRUTH OF HIS STATEMENT.

entered a fellow commoner of St. John's College, 9

bridge, in 1615. During the three years he remai You'll pledge your word and honour, you pretend, there, he attempted to regain the time lost in his That what you've stated is no lie;

by applying himself assiduously to study, and dette But not a pawnbroker in town would lend

considerable portion of his time to the poets of Greece Twopence on such security.

Rome, but more particularly to Anacreon. In 1618 Liverpool.

removed to Trinity Hall, and took the degree of Bachel

of Arts. In what year he took orders does at spare A PATHETIC BALLAD.

but he was presented by Charles I. in October, 19

the vicarage of Dean Prior, in Devonshire; and il BY MR. THOMAS HOOD.

supposed he was ejected from his vicarage, owing en

popularity, by Oliver Cromwell, in 1648 ; in which 'Twas in the middle of the night,

his poems were published, under the title of " Hespeti To sleep young William tried,

or Works both Humane and Divine, of Robert Has When Mary's ghost came stealing in,

Esquire.” During his residence in London be costud And stood at his bed-side.

an intimacy with Selden, Jonson, Denham, Cotton o William dear! O William dear!

other learned men of the time. He was subsequent My rest eternal ceases ;

stored to his vicarage, after the Restoration, about 2 Alas! my everlasting peace

which period he did not long survive. Is broken into pieces !

The many beauties displayed in the poems of Harry

have excited great astonishment in my mind that they I thought the last of all my cares

not been admitted into any collection of classical Bag Would end with my last minute ;

poetry; and I am more surprised at this, when I per But though I went to my long home,

the poems of men, which are decidedly interior to b4 I didn't stay long in it.

lected, and retained through various editions. The body-snatchers they have come,

Judicious as may have been the selection in And made a snatch at me;

stances, the compilers of English poetry bave acta It's very hard them kind of men

erroneously in permitting the veil of oblivion to be Won't let a body be.

over the poems of Herrick, and in not assigning hu You thought that I was buried deep,

conspicuous niche in the temple of Fame, to which ] Quite decent like and chary;

so justly entitled by the exquisite beauty of his com But from her grave in Mary-Bone,

tions.
They've come and boned your Mary.

JULIA.
The arm that used to take your arm

Some asked me where the rubies grew,
Is took to Dr. Vyse;

And nothing did I say,
And both my legs are gone to walk

But with my finger pointed to
The hospital at Guy's.

The lips of Julia.
I vow'd that you should have my hand,

Some asked how pearls did grow, and where,
But fate gives us denial;

Then spake I to my girle,
You'll find it there, at Dr. Bell's,

To part her lips, and show me there
In spirits and a pbial.

The quarelets of pearl.
As for my feet, the little feet

One ask'd me where the roses grew,
You used to call so pretty,

I bade him not goe seek ;
There's one, I know, in Bedford-row,

But forth with bade my Julia shew
The t'other's in the city.

A bud in either cheek.

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RETROSPECT.

The time is past, the time is past,

Nor will it come again ;
When free as flies the summer blast

I frolic'd o'er the plain.
'Twas childhood's gay and happy hour I

How swift those hours flew !
Ere care had bid the prospect lower,

Which opened to my view.
In boyhood's day the cup of life

Bliss fills unto the brim;
For every mead, with verdure rife,

Is paradise to him.
All nature charms the youteful eye

With shades of gayest hue;
'Tis azure still bedecks the sky,

And all on earth is new.

UPON JULIA'S RECOVERY.

THE HOAXER OUTWITTED.

She is gone to her silent bier !

She is gone, and sullen fear (5)
Droop, droop no more, or hang the head,
We last week stated that some verses had lately been

Reign ever now! (6)
Ye roses almost withered ;

Black clouds of night around me fling New strength and newer purple get sent by a wag to the editor of the Monday's paper, to put

Your thickening gloom, and I will string Each here declining violet ; to the test the taste and judgment of that modest and un

My harp to woe! O primroses ! let this day be assuming personage. We stated that the verses were of

She is gone, and that harp is still home manufacture, which term the said editor has conA resurrection unto ye ;

That once, alas ! was wont to trill And to all flowers ally'd in blood, strued into our own manufacture. As we do not, how

In solemn ecstasy !(7)
Or sworn to that sweet sisterhood.

ever, like the author of the Damask Rose, wish to strut She is gone, and fancy's voice no more
in borrowed plumes, we must decline the imputed honour.

In sweetest, saddest strains shall pour
For health on Julia's cheek hath shed
Claret and creame commingled ;

Its soothing melody !(8)
The verses were concocted by a few friends, and we used
And these her lips doe now appeare

the term “home manufacture” to imply that they were We shall presume to add a hasty comment or two on As beams of corrall, but more cleare. not of the Cockney or foreign market.

the peculiar beauties of this literary bantling of the eruWalpole used to say that every man meant some dite editor of the Monday's print.-Edit. Kal. TO PRIMROSES, FILLED WITH MORNING DEW.

thing,” and the editor of the Monday's paper has illus- (1) This may strike some of our readers as a pleonasm. The Why doe ye weep, sweet babes? Can tears

trated the position by discovering meaning and poetry in lady, they may say, could not have gone, if she had not preSpeak grief in you,

a composition which the author intended for nonsense and viously been. Who were but borne

bathos :-" De gustibus non disputandum." A friend, to (2) A silent tear is, no doubt, 'in the author's opinion, very Just as the modest morne

whom we have shown the verses, bas pledged himself to expressive; something akin to the "dumb eloquence of woe." prove that they are not destitute of meaning ; but that, on

"Come, then, expressive silence, muse his praise," &c. Teem'd her refreshing dew ? Alas, you have not known that shower

the contrary, they are poetical, highly sentimental, and (3 and 4) A plain reader will be at a loss to understand how

even metaphysical. That marres a flower,

a cheek can be pale and rosy at the same time, and the eye dim

and gladsome; but these are little poetic flights. Nor felt th' unkind

The poor editor, who has been the dupe of this very (5) When she was gone, why this sullen fear | We could Breath of a blasting wind;

innocent hoax, affects to be shocked at the depravity of have understood the indulgence of a little grief; but as for Nor are ye worne with years,

those who planned the scheme, although in his paper of fear we cannot comprehend it, unless it was fear of her ghost. Or warpt, as we,

the 29th ult., in order to fasten upon us a charge of blas. (6) Reign ever now. We give this up in despair. Who think it strange to see

phemy, for comparing a bribed freeman to Judas, he, orl (7) Solemn ecstasy. We are equally at a loss here. Such pretty flowers, like to orphans young, one of his correspondents, mutilated our epigram,-ex

(8) There is something original in the notion of sad strains

producing soothing melody.
To speake by tears before ye have a tongue. tended it from four lines to six, and put Liverpool
Speak, wbimp'ring younglings, and make known Mercury at the foot of the forgery! He is a pretty fel.
The reason why

low, truly, to be so sensitive about a hoax, who, in the The Beauties of Chess. Ye droop and weep;

very first number of his veracious gazette, published, as Is it for want of sleep,

genuine, a set of speeches, said to have been made at a Or childish lullabie ?

Ludimus effigiem belli._VIDA.
dinner which never took place. The hoax was, however,
Or that ye bave not seen as yet
too clumsy to succeed. Every one who knew the Rev.

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLVI.
The violet ?
Wm. Shepherd. and the other gentlemen into whose

WHITE.

BLACK.
Or brought a kiss
mouths this dull scribbler bad put speeches, knew that it

I Queen ......C-3X

1 King ...... 8 Prom that sweet heart to this? was impossible that those gentlemen could have uttered

2 Queen ......B-3X

2 King ......H-8 No, no, this sorrow shown the stupid prosing stuff ascribed to them.

3 Queen ......D-1

3 King ......G-8 By your tears shed, We could fill a paper with the petty tricks of this man 4 Castle ....., F-7

4 King ......H-8 Wod have this lecture readwho is so shocked at the very innocent trick played upon

5 King ...... H-3

5 King ......G_8 6 Queen ......H-5

6 King ......H-8 (a) That things of greatest, so of meanest worth, Thimself in retaliation. 'In one of his stupid letters from Polly

7 Queen ......F-5

7 King ......G-8 Conceir'd with grief are, and with tears brought Roberts, he stated that Mr. E. Smith had assured the 8 Pawn ......H-7X 8 King ......H-6 forth.

public that “ Miss M'Avoy could tell the colour of a man's 9 Pawn ......6-7XMATE.
TO DIAMENE.
clothes by feeling at the window," although he knew that

- (a) or 6 Pawn ......D-1 beMr. Smith was particularly prominent in detecting the

comes a queen. Sreet, be pot proud of those two eyes, imposture practised by Miss M'Avoy. What courtesy is

r Pawn ...... H-7X 7 King ...... 11–8

8 Pawn ......6-7X MATE. Which, star-like, sparkle in their skies

due to a person who is in the weekly habit of making Nor be you proud that you can see

assertions of this description; who has done all in his All hearts your captives, yours yet free; feeble power to ridicule the cork collar jacket, merely

STUDY CLVII. Be you not proud of that rich haire,

because we recommended it; and who carried his petty White to win with the pawn in ten moves. Black to Which wantons with the love-sick aire ; spite to such unwarrantable lengths as to say in his journal have

have at least one piece when checkmated. When as that ruby which you weare,

that we had no right to seek for pecuniary compensation Sunk from the tip of your soft eare, upon removal from our premises in Lord-street; thereby

Black. Will last to be a precious stone,

endeavouring to influence the Corporation to our de. When all your world of beautie's gone. triment? That malevolent effort was, however, as im.

3 a 1 5 H potent as the rest ; for the Common Council soon afterTHE CARKANET.

wards were so thoroughly persuaded of the reasonableness Instead of orient pearls of jet,

of our claim, that, without hesitation, they gave us every I sent my love a carkanet :

sbilling we asked. About her spotlesse neck she knit

Bearing these and a countless series of provocations in The lace, to honour me or it.

mind, we thank the author of the Dirge for having en. Then think how wrapt was I to see

abled us and the public to enjoy a hearty laugh at the My jet t'enthrall such ivorie.

expense of the vender of slander, misrepresentation, pla. (To be continued,)

giarisms, and blundering criticism.-We shall now proOriginal Gymnastic Pun --A pupil of Professor Voelker, ceed with the Dirge as it appeared in the Monday's paper Ideavouring, the other day, to persuade his friend to en. Jof Oct. 1.

the class, was answered.-" No, I don't like those unnastic poles." _" Poles!" says the pupil; “ Professor

A DIRGE. Delker is a German.” • Part of the gymnastic apparatus.

She is gone, who once was here ! (1) An Election Pun.-Many of our readers know that the She is gone! and the silent tear (2) ane of our present Chief Magistrate is Thomas Colley

Is trickling down ;

A B C D E F G Porter. During the late contest for the civic chair, a pun. For pale is that cheek of roseate hue, (3) ter observed, that if Mr. Porter should be elected, the And dim that eye of gladsome blue, (4)

WHITE. lown-hall ought hereafter to be called the Colliseum.

And bliss has flown !

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The Bouquet.

to his companion, “ that thou hast not missed the way;" knew thou wouldst not be able to refuse. What thou hasi and his heart misgave him.

done, to give him power over thee, is known to thyself." “I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have

| “ Fear not," returned the stranger : “ your journey “ I swear before Heaven," said the Rabbi, " that I brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them."

is even now done," and, as he spoke, the feet of the Rabbi have ever diligently kept the law, and walked stedfastly THE CITY OF THE DEMONS.

slipped from under him, and he rolled down a great height after the traditions of our fathers, from the day of my

When he recovered, be found that his companion had youth upward. I have wronged no man in word or deed, BY WM. MAGINN, ESQ. fallen alsn, and stood by his side.

and I have daily worshipped the Lord; minutely perform“Nay, young man," said the Rabbi, “ if thus thou ing all the ceremonies thereto needful." (From the Literary Souvenir for 1828.)

sportest with the gray hairs of age thy days are num- “ Nay,” said the lady, “ all this thou mightest bare

bered. Woe unto him that insults the hoary head!” done, and more, and yet be in the power of the demons In days of yore there lived in the flourishing city of The

The stranger made an excuse, and they journeyed on | But time passes, for I hear the foot of my husband mount Cairo a Hebrew Rabbi, by name Jochonan, who was the some little further in silence. The darkness grew less, ing the stair. There is one chance of thine escape." most learned of his nation. His fame went over the East, and the astonished Rabhi, life

and the astonished Rabbi, lifting up his eyes, found that “What is that? O lady of beauty !” said the agonized and the most distant people sent their young men to im- they had come to the gates of a city which he had never Rabbi. bibe wisdom from his lips. He was deeply skilled in the before seen.

before seen. Yet he knew all the cities of the land of “Eat not, drink not, nor take fee or reward while here: traditions of the fathers, and his word, on a disputed point, Egunt, and he had

lat, Egypt, and he had walked but half an hour from his and as long as thou canst do thus, the Mazikin bare tu was decisive. He was pious, just, temperate, and strict ; ldwelling in Cairo. So he knew not what to think, but fol. I power over thee. dead or alis

e, and strict; dwelling in Cairo. So he knew not what to think, but fol-power over thee, dead or alive. Have courage, and per but he had one vice :-a love of gold had seized upon his lowed the man with trembling. heart, and he opened not his hand to the poor. Yet he They soon entered the gates of the city, which was! As she ceased from speaking, her husband entered the was wealthy above most, his wisdom being to him the lighted up as if there were a festival in every house. The room, followed by the nurse, who bore all things requisis

brews of the city were grieved at streets were full of revellers, and nothing but a sound of for the ministration of the Rabbi. With a heavy heart to this blemish on the wisest of their people; but though the joy could be heard. But when Jochonan looked upon performed his duty, and the child was numbered amot elders of the tribe continued to reverence him for his fame, their faces—they were the faces of men pained within ; the faithful. But when, as usual, at the conclusion of the the women and children of Cairo called him by no other and he saw, by the marks they bore, that they were Ma-Iceremony, the wine was handed round to be tasted by name than that of Rabbi Jochonan the miser.

zikin." He was terrified in his soul: and, by the light of child, the mother, and the Rabbi, he refused it, when None knew so well as he the ceremonies necessary for the torches, he looked also upon the face of his companion, came to him, saying, initiation into the religion of Moses; and, consequently, I and behold! he saw upon him, too, the mark that showed “Spare me, my Lord, for I have made a vow that I the exercise of those solemn offices was to him another him to be a demon. The Rabbi feared excessively-al. this day; and I will eat not, neither will I drink." source of gain. One day, as he walked in the fields about most to fainting : but he thought it better to be silent, and “Be it as thou pleasest,” said the Demon, "I will Cairo, conversing with a youth on the interpretation of the sadly he followed his guide, who brought him to a splen. I that thou shouldest break thy vow :" and he laughe law, it so happened that the angel of death smote the young did house, in the most magnificent quarter of the city. aloud. man suddenly, and he fell dead before the feet of the “ Enter here,” said the Demon to Jochonan, “ for this So the poor Rabbi was taken into a chamber, looks Rabbi, even while he was yet speaking. When the Rabbi house is mine. The lady and the child are in the upper into a garden, where he passed the remainder of the bigg found that the youth was dead, he rent his garments, and chamber;" and, accordingly, the sorrowful Rabbi ascended and day, weeping, and praying to the Lord that he wou glorified the Lord. But his heart was touched, and the the stairs to find them.

deliver him from the city of Demons. But when thoughts of death troubled him in the visions of the night. The lady, whose dazzling beauty was shrouded by twelfth hour came, and the san was set, the Prince et

reflected on his hardness to the melancholy beyond hope, lay in bed; the child, in rich Mazikin came again unto him, and said :poor, and he said, “ Blessed be the name of the Lord ! | raiment, slumbered on the lap of the nurse, by her side. “Eat now. I pray, thee, for the day of thy vow is pay the first good thing that I am aked to do, in that holy " I have brought to the light of my evesi» said the land he set meat before him. name, will I perform." But he sighed, for he feared that Demon, “ Rebecca, beloved of my soul! I have brought! “Pardon again thy servant, my Lord," said Jochum some one might ask of him a portion of his gold.

thee Rabbi Jochonan, the wise, for whom thou didst desire.“ in this thing. I have another vow for this day all While yet he thought upon these things, there came a Let him, then, speedily begin his office : I shall fetch all pray thee be not angry with thy servant." loud cry at his gate.

things necessary, for he is in haste to depart.” He smiled “I am not angry,” said the Demon, “ be it as a " Awake, thou sleeper!" said the voice, “ awake! a bitterly as he said these words, looking at the Rabbi; and pleasest, I respect thy vow;” and he laughed louder child is in danger of death, and the mother hath sent left the room, followed by the nurse.

before. me for thee, that thou mayest do thine office."

When Jochonan and the lady were alone, she turned in So the Rabbi sat another day in his chamber, by “ The night is dark and gloomy,” said the Rabbi, com- bed towards him, and said, “ Unhappy man that thou art! garden, weeping and praying. And when the sun ing to his casement, " and mine age is great; are there knowest thou where thou hast been brought?” “ I do,” gone behind the hills, the Prince of the Mazikin e not younger men than I in Cairo ?”

said he, with a heavy groan; “ I know that I am in a city stood before him, and said, For thee only, Rabbi Jochonan, whom some call the of the Mazikin.”

“Eat now, for thou must be an hungered. It wise, but whom others call Rabbi Jochonan the miser, “ Know then, further,” said she, and the tears gushed sore vow of thine;" and he offered him daintier ma was I sent. Here is gold," said he, taking out a purse of from eyes brighter than the diamond ; “know then, fur.! And Jochonan felt a strong desire to eat, but he po sequins,-"I want not thy labour for nothing. I adjure ther, that no one is ever brought here, unless he hath inwardly to the Lord, and the temptation passed; and thee to come, in the name of the living God.”

sinned before the Lord. What my sin hath been imports answered, . So the Rabbi thought upon the vow he had just made, not to thee--and I seek not to know thine. But here thou “Excuse thy servant yet a third time, my Lord, and he groaned in the spirit, for the purse sounded heavy. remainest for ever-lost, even as I am lost.” And she eat not. I have renewed my vow.”

" As thou hast adjured me by that name, I will go with wept again. The Rabbi dashed his turban on the ground, “Be it so, then,” said the other, " arise, and thee,” said he to the man; “ but I hope the distance is and tearing his hair, exclaimed, “Woe is me! Who'art me." not far. Put up thy gold.” thou, woman, that speakest to me thus ?”

1 The Demon took a torch in his hand, and led “ The place is at hand," said the stranger, who was a “ I anu a Hebrew woman,” said she, “ the daughter of Rabbi through winding passages of his palace, gallant youth, in magnificent attire.“ Be speedy, for a Doctor of the Laws, in the city of Bagdad; and being of a lofty chamber, which he opened with a kes tirae presses."

brought hither, it matters not how, I am married to a took from a niche in the wall. On entering the sou Jochonan arose, dressed himself, and accompanied the prince among the Mazikin, even him who was sent for Jochonan saw that it was of solid silver,--the floo stranger, after having carefully locked up all the doors of thee. And that child, whom thou sawest, is our first-born, ing, walls, even to the threshold and the door posts. his house, and deposited his keys in a secret place at and I could not bear the thought that the soul of our in the curiously carved roof and borders of the ceiling which the stranger smiled.

nocent babe should perish. I therefore besought my hus. lin the torch-light, as if they were the fanciful “I never remember,” said the Rabbi, “ so dark a night. band to try to bring hither a priest, that the law of Moses frost. In the midst were heaps of silver money, pa Be thou to me as a guide, for I can hardly see the way.” (blessed be his memory!) should be done; and thy fame, in immense urns of the same metal, even over

"I know it well," replied the stranger, with a sigh ; / which has spread to Bagdad, and lands further towards! “ Thou hast done me a serviceable act, Rabu “ it is a way much frequented, and travelled hourly by the rising of the sun, made me think of thee. Now my the Demon ; " take of these what thou pleasest : many ; lean upon mine arm, and fear not."

husband, though great among the Mazikin. is more inst lit the whole." They journeyed on; and though the darkness was great, than the other demons; and he loves me, whom he hath “I cannot, my Lord," said Jochonan... yet the Rabbi could see when it occasionally brightened, I ruined, with a love of despair. So he said, that the name ljured by thee to come hither in the name of Godine that he was in a place strange to him. “ I thought,” said of Jochonan the wise was familiar unto him, and that he that name I came, not for fee or reward." he, “I knew all the country for leagues about Cairo, yet

“ Follow me," said the Prince of the Mazikin; I know not where I am. I hope, young man,” said he

Jochonan did so, into an inner chamber.

* Demons.

" said Jochonan. I was al

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It was of gold, as the other was of silver. Its golden purse was at the service of all who need to share it. His medical men and their associates unnecessarily alarming the moof was supported by pillars and pilasters of gold, resting life was a perpetual act of benevolence, and the blessings public, by bugbears and ignis fatui which have taken posupon a golden floor. The treasures of the kings of the showered upon him by all were returned bountifully session of their own bewildered imaginations, and which earth would not purchase one of the four-and-twenty upon him by the hand of God. But people wondered, they are wantonly and incessantly pawning upon the pub.

essels of golden coins, which were deposited in six rows and said, “Is not this the man who was called Rabbi (lic, through the medium of the press, increasing that state of along the room. No wonder; for they were filled by Jochonan the miser? What hath made the change?" mind which has lately led to such disastrous consequences. the constant labours of the demons of the mine. The -And it became a saying in Cairo. When it came to I particularly allude to the cases of hydrophobia which heart of Jochonan was moved by avarice, when he saw the ears of the Rabbi, be called his friends together, and have so completely inundated the public papers, and have them shining in yellow light, like the autumnal sun, as he avowed his former love of gold, and the danger to been circulated with such industry and anxiety, that it is they reflected the beams of the torch. But God enabled which it had exposed him, relating all which has been to me wonderful the terror produced by these horrid, and him to persevere.

above told, in the hall of the new palace that he built by often exaggerated details, has not been productive of more " These are thine," said the Demon; “one of the ves the side of the river, on the left hand as thou goest down serious results than we have witnessed. Who, after readels which thou beholdest would make thee richest of the the course of the great stream. And wise men, who were ing one of these very edifying cases, clothed in all the horScans of men and I give thee them all."

scribes, wrote it down from his mouth, for the memory rors language is capable of expressing; who, I ask, has not But Jochonan refused again; and the Prince of the of mankind, that they might profit thereby. And a vene- felt his very blood recoil at the bare idea of becoming the Mazikin opened the door of a third chamber, which was rable man, with a beard of snow, who had read it in these next object of this terrible malady ? and few amongst called the Hall of Diamonds. When the Rabbi entered, books, and at whose feet 1 sat, that I might learn the medical practitioners but what have witnessed the fatal he screamed aloud, and put his hands over his eyes, for wisdom of the old time, told it me. And I write it in the effects of terror thus produced. What language, then, the lastre of the jewels dazzled him, as if he had looked tongue of England, the merry and the free, on the tenth can be strong enough to deprecate the conduct of indiviupon the noon-day sun. In vases of agate were heaped day of the month Nisan, in the year according to the lesser duals who, for reasons best known to themselves, thus dánards beyond numeration, the smallest of which was supputation, five hundred ninety and seven, that thou wantonly instil their venom into the public mind, whose larger than a pigeon's egg. On alabaster tables lay ame- mayest learn good thereof. If not, the fault be upon thee. duty should prompt them quickly to apply the antidotepats, topazes, rubies, beryls, and all other precious

to sooth and heal, rather than to excite and inflame? If danes, prozght by the hands of skilful artists, beyond

this line of conduct was pursued, the hydra.headed monOver of computation. The room was lighted by a car.

Correspondence.

ster would vånish with the cause, and we should very soon mocle, which, from the end of the hall, poured its ever

know nothing of hydrophobia but the name. I use no fog light, brighter than the rays of noon-tide, but THE LITERARY MUSEUM AND HYDROPHOBIA.

measured language in holding up to public censure the oler than the gentle radiance of the dewy moon. This

sources of this evil, as I can find no palliation for their wa sore trial on the Rabbi; but he was strengthened

TO THE EDITOR.

conduct, no redeeming trait in their proceedings. If, in ton above, and he refused again.

SIR, It is with astonishment I have beheld the stu- their numerous papers and cases, they had contributed Thou knowest me, then, I perceive, O Jochonan, son pidity and dullness of the professional world, in withhold

one tittle towards the advancement of medical science, or Ben-David," said the Prince of the Mazikin; "I am ing, for so long a period, their meed of adoration to the one fact tending to the alleviation of human misery, then Demon who would tempt thee to destruction. As thou brilliant luminary now shining on the medical horizon, they would deserve well of that public they have so deeply

hotos for tempt thee no more. Thou hast dispelling the darkness that has so long overshadowed it, I injured. Having trespassed so far on vour patience. I will one a service which, though I value it not, is acceptable in and making the rough paths of physic straight. It has

reserve for a future letter the remarks I have to make on me is dearer than the light of taken a form so peculiar (viz. that of the Literary Mu- some letters that have lately appeared on the subject of & Sad has been that love to thee, my Rebecca! Why seum) that its rays will not be confined to the medical hydrophobia, whose flimsy texture I will endeavour to onla do that which would make thy cureless grief more world, but will be liberally and generally diffused ; and, l unravel, by bringing them into collision with some of the Putous ? You have yet another chamber to see,” said if we may judge from the vivid scintillations it has already opinions of the most eminent medical writers; and endeasa ta Joehodan, who had closed his eyes, and was praying emitted, the sons of Esculapius (whose minds he intends to vour, Iby an appeal to facts, to show that the evils I have ferrently to the Lord, beating his breast.

enlighten by occasional essays) may, I am afraid, consider alluded to are not imaginary, but operating to an alarming Far different from the other chambers was the one into "their occupation as already gone." Its effects are so pe.extent; and if by thus appealing to the common sense of which the Rabbi was next introduced : it was a mean and culiar and singular that it only influences "men endowed the public I shall in any degree lessen their gullibility, loy apartment, without furniture. On its filthy walls with that share of common sense which is generally be

2 walls with that share of common sense which is generally be-my object will be fully accomplished. mng innumerable bunches of rusty keys, of all sizes, dis- stowed upon us by our Creator," and ungenerously passes

Yours, sed without order. Among them, to the astonishment by those“ who court notoriety by singularity of opinion, Nov. 5th, 1827.

ANTI-HUMBUG. Jotonan, hung the keys of his own house, those which or oddity and eccentricity of thinking." It has already pw to hide wben he came on this miserable journey, conferred the power of enabling men of common sense to

GYMNASTIC EXERCISES. le gazed upon them intently. distinguish clearly and momentarily, by one organ, what

" Such is the constitution of man, that labour may be con. What dost thon see,” said the Demon. " that makes the most eminent meflical men (unfortunately not coming sidered its own reward. How much happiness is gained. look so eagerly? Can he who has refused silver and under the common sense class) have been puzzled to dis. how much misery escaped, by frequent and violent exercise

of the body! Exercise cannot secure us from that dissoluand diamonds, be moved by a paltry bunch of rustytinguish by five : it has enabled the former to detect a lo

tion to which we are decreed; but while the soul and body case of hydrophobia under a bed-room window :-whilst continue united, it can make the association pleasing."-Dr.

Johnson. They are mine own, my Lord," said the Rabbi; the latter, alas! would have found it difficult, and often them will I take if they be offered to me.” impossible, in actual contact. If such has already been

TO THE EDITOR. * Take them, then," said the Demon, putting them into its influence, who can tell where its effects will terminate ? SIR, -These quotations speak volumes in favour of

and ._" thou mayest depart. But, Rabbi. open not] Who will now doubt the possibility of a transmutation of gymnastic exercises. If we consider the time spent in ulouse only, when thou returnest to Cairo, but thy metals, or the probability of a universal Panacea ? theological and controversial disputations, in the acquire.

son That thou didst not open it before, was that! As this meteor is one of no common blaze, and as its / ment of wealth at the expense of health, of honour at the ich are me power over thee. It was well that thou effects have been, and are likely to be, so very uncommon trivial sacrifice of comfort, surely we must deplore the dat one act of charity in coming with me without re--surely, Sir, I shall not be out of place in calling upon mis-direction of human talent and mental energy. A

, for it has been thy salvation. Be no more Rabbi the public, generally, to cast off their unbecoming apathy, man engaged in a mental struggle is weakened in body chonan the miser.

and acknowledge, with one heart and one voice, their thank and mind, and needs repose; but he who practises, with The Rabbi bowed to the ground, and blessed the Lord fulness, their warmest gratitude, for having their lot cast Professor Voelker, the corporeal strife, touches the earth, his escape. “But how," said he, “ am I to return, in a land, and in an age, where the human race is so in- and receives new vigour. Well does Cicero observe1 know not the way ?"_" Close thine eyes," said the calculably blessed. I, for one, would thus publicly and "We ought to hold out against old age with courage,

10. He did so, and, in the space of a moment, he willingly acknowledge my gratitude, could I command and compensate by our diligence for its inconveniences." and the voice of the Prince of the Mazikin ordering language sufficiently expressive for the occasion ; but To preserve health, we should use moderate exercise.

to open them again. And behold, when he opened I am afraid my intellectual vision has been so dazzled How many females have fallen a sacrifice to sedentary m, he stood in the centre of his own chamber, in his and confounded by the brilliancy of this meteor, that it habits and want of exercise ! sini pering over the fashion. se at Cairo, with the keys in his hand.

would be a vain and futile attempt : I trust, therefore, the able foibles of the drawing-room, they foster sickly modes When he recovered from his surprise, and bad offered witty editor and his correspondent will, under these cir- and injurious graces, that embitter their future lives. ksgivings to God, he opened his house, and his heart cumstances, take the will for the deed. Having made these Fashion, also, with its insidious snares, persuades some

He gave alms to the poor, he cheered the heart of | few dutiful observations, I will, with your permission, now " belle of its antidote to cancer,” and other quackery. vidow, and, lightened the destitution of the orphan. proceed to notice what I consider a great and growing evil, If the essential of eloquence be action, action, action! hospitable board was open to the stranger, and his calling loudly for some restraint. I allude to the practice of that of health and cheerfulness is exercise, exercise, ex

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