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HISTORY OF HENRIETTA SONTAG.

of its skin with fright, were suspended in their cruel pur

The Bouquet.

attention; but, as rest is wbat she most requires, 1

that you will follow my example, and leave the la pose. We were on deck (the women and the captain,

"I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have With these words, he took his hat and went who was sound asleep, excepted) in an instant.“ Ready

brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them.” • Who is this impudent man?' said the English about here,” shouted the mate, in a voice that was not to

Count Regenbogen, 'who acts as if he were mastera be misunderstood, for its very tone spoke of the necessity

MADEMOISELLE SONTAG.

house.'- Who

can know all the mauvais sujets

to be met with ?' answered the Count; but come of promptitude. He had whispered first to the helmsman

dear fellow, we dine together, I presume, at the Pe to be ready. The man was slow in obeying the order to put the helm down: he struck him down at a blow, and The following story has just appeared in the - Cela s'entend,' said the Englishman.-They took the wheel himself. The

ship was on the other tack Athenæum, in a review of a work published in Ber- house with the rest of the company, and at the di in a few minutes, and the captain's birth coming now on lin. When it was published, we are not informed; the wounded officer, bathed in blood, through they the lee side awoke him somewhat unceremoniously. It but we presume not very recently, as we distinctly and Werner accompanied the litter.' was a state of things altogether at variance with his calcu- recollect this identical story in one of our numerous her indisposition, was reading in her boudoir by

“ In the evening, Henrietta, somewhat recovered lations, and he made no more ado, but bolts out of bed in periodicals, and our impression is, that two years, at and subdued light of a lamp, when Werner was ansa his shirt,—strides across the cabin, like a disturbed ghost, least, have elapsed since the period to which we :- I fear I have broken in upon your solitude.to the utter dismay of the women, and roars out, “ Mr. allude.

in,' said Henrietta, • I am delighted to see you.

However, as Mademoiselle Sontag is now Roberts, Mr. Roberts, what are you doing?”.. " Luff , all the rage, and as the narrative is very romantic, had at my own disposal. Werner seated himself

the first evening, since my arrival in this city, tball Juff," says Mr. Roberts. “ How's her head, fellow, d'ye hear?” shouts the captain, to the man who had resumed we shall give it a place in the Kaleidoscope ; merely her, and inquired what book she was reading

it .-— To youI his station at the helm. " South east and by east, Sir." premising, that if this accomplished stranger is really debted for it, or rather to it do I owe your friend

Schiller !' exclaimed the young man.--Y He was now broad awake; his wrath was fairly up; call. married, as stated in the Berlin narrative, she can ing the man blind drunk and stupid, in a breath, up he no longer be Mademoiselle. Perhaps, like Lady believe me, I esteem the book not only for its comes to convince himself of the fact; and there, sure Lenox, she prefers retaining the name under which merit, but, perhaps, still niore from the cires

under which I first read it. That day will enough, was his good ship on the larboard tack, steering she attained celebrity.--Edit. Kal.

erased from my memory, when, having alighted just as the man had told him, and all his own sapient in

carriage to proceed down the hill on foot, and structions puffed away like a bubble out of a tobacco pipe.

the beautiful valley and landscape extended by I watched him, as the reflection from the binnacle fell

I saw this volume on the ground; and, with a upon his face. He looked at the compass--peered out

“ The drawing-room of our heroine was crowded by a been left there by some traveller. What was my

curiosity, picked it up, under the conviction that from under his hand upon

the weather, and the position brilliant assembly of rank and fashion. Among her nu: when, on turning round, I beheld you at my of the sails, and but for endangering the ship, and thereby spoken, introdu.ed himself under the modest name of what must you have thought of me?' and she endean his own precious person, would, I verily believe, have Werner. Unknown to most of the personages who courted by averting her face, to conceal her confusion. subjected the poor fellow to a second knock-down blow: the good graces, or laid snares for the innocence of the delighted,' said Werner, that my favourite author but prudence arrested his arm, and he roared lustily again fair

songstress, he was equally unknown to her. In the afforded me an opportunity of escorting you to for Mr. Roberts, who at length obeyed the call. The cap- characters placed before us in a scene which takes place at bouring village, and we were by that time perfect tain retreated a step down the companion ladder as the her house : mate came up. “ Pray, Sir,” says he, "are you in com. ««•Go on, Monsieur le Directeur Bruckbaner, I am all time and place induced mutual confidence; and

“ The conversation was thus insensibly prolone mand of the ship, or am I?" He then retreated another attention to your story ; for I must go to his Highness, ventured to address a few observations to Henri step,—“ Damn it, Sir, I say, are my orders to be obeyed, and I always try to find some novelty to divert him with the danger of the profession which she had adon or not?” Thus he descended into the cabin, step by step, at dinner. Regenbogen was in this the interpreter of the reply was, that, having to provide for her bror and stopping upon every step to unburden himself of some wishes of the whole party, and Bruckbanier began his sisters, she was compelled to sacrifice her oro

story : of his ire. The mate followed him, also step by step,

but
Never was a manager at the same time so overjoyed paced up and down the room for some time;

their well-being. Struck with this noble ansra, without answering a word. He was careful not to go and so terrified as I have been. I was in the box-office denly stopping before her : You must be estrict faster than the captain, so as to tread upon his fingers, with my treasurer, and asked him how the tickets went this situation, Henrietta; will you becombe my but otherwise paid as much attention to him as he would off for to-morrow night's representation, in which you, She made no reply, but burst into tears, and her te have done to the hubbub of an angry old woman. “ Keep character of Amanda ; I received the delightful answer, she constanůy, in their tete à letes, made use of the a good look out forward, there!"-" A light here, you that only one single ticket remained. At this moment liar and endearing expressions which are commcal boy!" were orders given quick and promptly. In a iro-enter two officers, Lieut. Spitzdegen, a noted dancer and by persons betrothed. ment the chart was spread out upon the table, (the pig's fencer, and Lieut. Maulbeere, his bosom friend; both

* Werner's eloquence soon prevailed over the cheek and potatoes had made their escape,) the mate took ask, in one voice, if they can have tickets to see Amanda. Mademoiselle Sontag's habits, and she decided up up the compasses,—“ Look here, Sir,” says he to the both fly at it, as the harpies of old on the royal feast, and sent to his marriage with the accomplished Here captain, " the light we made was not the Small's, but the a quarrel ensues. We tried to interfere, but in vain; the the father refuses, and disinherits his son. Wer Tuscar. Now, Sir, on the course we were then steering, swords of both were out in an instint; in vain we tried to persists, however, in his intention ; he propose the ship was head on for the breakers, which run out for throw ourselves between them; the blows fell as quick as vouring to obtain the situation of professor of maer two miles from the shore in this bay, and with an eight Lightning, and

as thick as hail, and, before many minutes University of Berlin; and Henrietta, on her par knot breeze, and topgallant-sails set, in two hours we with a dreadful wound; and Spitzdegen wounded himself, ence for herself and family.

had elapsed, Maulbeere lay bleeding on the floor, pierced give a farewell concert, as the remaining means et should there have been laid to sleep, soundly enough, brandishing, in triumph, the ticket on the point of his

"The concert is announced, and tickets are takale I warrant ye. I heard the roar of them with my own ears sword, and" walked off' with his dearly-bought prize.'- body,–Among the rest, an Ambassador, what -I saw the high land with my own eyes. But, if you. But the wounded man?' asked Henrietta, trembling, the previous evening at Berlin, and had not be doubt me, wait till dawn--nothing can hurt us to keep on barracks,' answered the Director.

and almost in tears. He will soon be carried to the procure one, addresses himself, as a last resource thus for iwo hours, and then it will be seen why I put the

rietta, where he is equally unsuccessful. Mut, ship about without waiting for your leave.” The captain worthy of having taken place in London.'— Yes, in prodigy, of whom I have heard so much ?!

"• By G-d,' cried the Englishman, the affair is said the Count K., renounce all hope of listening stood in motionless and speechless astonishment,-some- Bedlam," rejoined Werner, in a severe tone.—' A most but one way, said Henrietta, smiling, • to repair thing like a man who suddenly finds his pockets turned delicious bit of news, cried Count Regenbogen, and he an evil, which is to allow me the pleasure of singer inside out, and rifled of their contents, he knows not how seemed quite consoled for the loss of his toupet. The fore you now.' She sang; the Count was delighted or when. His countenance was getting ludicrously grave. answer ready for Werner, but he would, at any rate, a magnificent ring and left her.

Englishman was in evident uneasiness at not having an pressing her hand as he departed, he placed on her “ There has been an infernal current here," at length, he soon have been able to come to the charge with a piece of The concert takes place, and is thas described : uttered, and withdrew immediately to his cabin. He was rudeness, if another accident had not roused them all from “The evening came, and the concert was full s on deck the remainder of the night. It was evidert by their astonishment. The fair singer, to hide her agitation, liant. A celebrated artist who was present, ador the bearings of the light that we made little or no progress Merciful Heaven !' and she fell back, fainting. had retired to the window; they heard her ejaculate -- Henrietta from the orchestra,

and poured forth, with to windward. The welcome morning came at last, and

feeling, his regret that this crnament of the arts showed us our situation the night before-in the very jaws show his activity

after a rough sort of manner, and cried that she sang, the room rang with applause; and

“ All flew to her help; even the Englishman tried to henceforth shine but for a small circle. At eserye of a bay proverbially fatal for shipwrecks, which we were out to loosen her dress; bui Werner pushed him back at last, she took leave, roses and myrtles were short now beating out of with masts groaning under a heavy rather roughly, and carried her, with the help of her on her path from the boxes, an intimation that the press of canvas. One half hour's temporizing would have maid, to the adjoining apartment. In a few minutes, he of ber quitting the stage was understood. There we been fatal to us ; but, thanks to the mate's decision, I saw returned to the company. • Henrietta,' said he, • is under this last mark of interest, something that speka dap! Liverpool then, for the first time, on the following Christ

. Brensene for your kindness, gentlemen,

will, therefore, for such a reception, while a feeling of sadnes create mas day

'be no further necessary. Tienrietta thanks you for your mind, at the thought that she was now, as it wert,

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honing the temple of the arts, of which she had be

THE DUELLIST.

I will meet you at this moment at any place you appoint." a worthy priestess; and, whatever might be the

They immediately sallied forth as the morning dawned to less a peaceful home promised to her, still it must (FROM THE BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER.) a retired spot, and drew their swords upon each other. ght by this sacrifice.

Mercer had learnt the art of fencing of an uncle who was ferner conducted ber to her carriage, and drove home " The cause is Conscience-Conscience of a good swordsman, and he knew he was superior to er: as soon as they entered they threw themselves

Her tale of guilt renews."-COWPER.

Reynolds. He therefore contented himself with parryKeh other's arms. • Now,' exclaimed Henrietta,

ing the violent thrusts of his adversary, and, at the same I am at last thine.' After a time Werner spoke in If some of the most striking histories of duels, the effect time, gave him some slight wounds, to show that he was

of deep emotion,- Henrietta, whom think you they have upon society, and upon the duellists themselves, completely in his power. Reynolds was only rendered, a the concert ?' and he continued, as she looked at could be collected, they would form, perhaps, a volumi- by this conduct, more furious, and even foamed at the th an inquiring glance, .My father. I will see nous, but an instructive work. It would probably fix the mouth with rage. Extreme anger seems to drive away morrow morning, early, and then tell you what attention of that great class of persons who fing aside the every passion from the human breast but cunning. Cunsy persuasions and your looks have had upon him.' best written essays on the subject as uninteresting, and ning is ever the faithful ally and necessary companion of fers separated with high hopes, for they could not who never listen to the most eloquent appeals from the revenge. Reynolds suddenly dropping the point of his ion it as a bad sign, that'Werner's father should pulpit.-And since almost every instance of a duel fought sword, thrust it into the ground, and held out his hand. len present at the concert.

has served to show how much wretchedness it brings down - Give me your hand, you are still the best of friends; rly next morning, a clergyman, named Walter, was upon the survivor in this world, without casting a fearful I am in the wrong.” Mercer replied, “I am rejoiced ced to Henrietta; a venerable old man, with silvery glance to the miseries that await him in another, such a to see you return to your right mind. I hope our stered; he addressed ber with an open confidence work must convey instruction. It has been said that the friendship will become stronger from this unhappy inquest,' said he, is quickly spoken, and as quickly fear of being compelled to fight has probably often re terruption, but I for ever decline your further pecu. or rejected; yesterday you reaped a rich harvest, strained the tongue of slander, for slanderers are generally diary assistance.” At the commencement of the contest ks speak of benevolence and kindness, and, per- cowards, and preserved the reputation of many innocent they had pulled off their coats. Mercer turned round appiness has softened your heart-I come to ask families inviolate. But if any one will examine the his. to put his on, and while he was swinging it over his ceour for a wretched family. A mother, whose tories of those duels which come under his inspection, he head, Reynolds drew his sword from the ground and as seen wealth and happiness, and who has been will find that they arise frequently from the most trivial stabbed him to the heart. No sooner was the deed lo brighter prospects, languishes in misery, with and ridiculous causes, from some harmless wit or imagi: done than his reason, which had been clouded by passion, ildren. Her husband was, but the other day, cast nary affront, when the plea of preserving reputation could returned. He raised the bleeding body of his friend, who son, for debis which misfortune has brought on not be urged. The following relation is derived from the had fallen on his face, beheld his ghastly countenance few hundred dollars would restore him to his fan best authority.

just fixed in death, vainly attempted to staunch the blood at they are difficult to be procured-and, in the Previous to the American revolution, two young men, which gushed from the wound, and fell back in a swoon se, want and misery hang over the heads of the Charles Mercer and Richard Reynolds, were students of agony and distress. So soon does punishment follow in be wife, and their children. Would you desire to together at one of our most respectable colleges. They the footsteps of crime! By the assistance of his still fond

good action, and shorten the days of suffering were in the same class, and intimate friends. Charles father he escaped to France in a merchantman. For a long amily? It is even for this I have come to you, Mercer was the son of a mechanic, who

laboured hard and time he wandered through different parts of Europe, tili, to your generosity.' Henrietta was deeply moved suffered many

deprivations that he might give his son a by the intervention of his father's powerful friends in Eng? mple narrative of the worthy old man; she asked, good education: Charles was superior to most young land, he obtained the pardon of the King. Return, my gitated voice, . What is the amount of his debt? men in personal appearance, and was remarkable for his son,” said his father, and close my eyes in peace; for hundred dollars; and, it may be, another hun. strength and agility in athletic exercise. His disposition my life is drawing to its close.” atisfy the pressing wants of the family, and put was noble and generous. At the expiration of two years He embarked in a vessel bound to America, but before in a condition to support them by his own ex: in a college, he was informed by his father that he could he arrived, his parents had both died, leaving an immense of which he will not be sparing. – My God!' no longer support him there, from the unfortunate failure fortune at his disposal. But destitute of friends, of rearietta, had then, this man, so few friends, that, of a friend, for whom he had become responsible, without lations, shunned by the virtuous, pitied by few, life was a try a sum, he must endure such misery?' With depriving the younger portion of his family of their

ne burden.--He presented himself at the bar of justice, and da she flew to her desk, and, taking out three cessary supplies. Mercer prepared to leave college with tearing the King's pardon in pieces before the cyes of the dollars, she gave them to the clergyman, with a heart lightened by the reflection that he should po judges, he demanded the punishment due to his crime. 118:—* Take them, father; Heaven has bestowed longer be a burden, but an assistant, in his father's family. ** I wish for death—may my execution

be a warning exich abundance, that, even after giving away this At this period Reynolds, with a generosity that is seldom ample to those who come after me!" -The judges refused shall be richer than I bad ever hoped. I entreat found, informed Mercer's father, by letter, that he would, to pronounce his doom, declaring that the King's pardon ake the money and Aly to their assistance. The from his own abundant means, support his friend until he had been given, and though the certificate had been deReized her hand and pressed it fervently to his lips. should be able, by his own exertions, to repay him. He stroyed it still remained in force. Reynolds returned ll reward you for this,' he said, with glistening informed Mercer's father, at the same time, of the growth home, but his peace of mind was for ever lost. In his believe me, my child, God will reward you.'

of their mutual love and esteem. All the objections reveries, in the midst of the crowded circle, he would start 13 a prophetic tone in bis voice that struck

Hen which young Mercer could urge against this arrangement and shriek, declaring with great yehemence of gesture, he accompanied him to the door, and returned were overruled by his parents, and he consented to that he saw the bloody body

of Mercer. Nothing could ght heart to her apartment.

stay. Richard Reynolds was born of most respectable sooth the irritability of his mind; the hideous spectacle minutes after the Count K. entered ; he came parents in the town of Ba He was an only heir met him in every path, and was the subject of his nightly me of the Duke, his master, to propose a private io great wealth, and

possessed an abundant share of dreams. The human frame is incapable of enduring, for which Henrietta refused. The grand Duke spirits and vivacity. He was esteemed as one of the best any length of time, such distress. He grew emaciated, such an answer," said the Ambassador; but if scholars in the class, but rather averse to mathematical his eyes started from their sockets, mortality quitted her ation of the throne is an obstacle to his union demonstration. By his class mates he was deemed a wild, dwelling, and he died in all the agonies of despair. rietta, he will resign the government of the

State but not a vicious fellow. He scorned to do a mean action; ther, become a simple citizen, and then sue for but too easily suffered himself to indulge in those vices Iss which the sceptre prevents his obtaining.'which eventually lead to crime. Mercer, now no longer a

Tide Table. 1 from Henrietta would have exalted her to the faithful adviser, at the solicitation, and by the example of Juchiess. Had you a throne itself to offer me," Reynolds, became his companion in many imprudent ex.

Days. Morn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. to the Ambassadof, • I should decline your cesses. One evening the iwo friends, with ewo of their I am engaged to a young inan, who, like myself, class mates, assembled to drink wine, and have what is

5 Moon's First Quarter. **; we love each other, and no other man shall generally termed a social meeting. Presently cards were Tuesday nemy husband.' — Noble and generous woman! introduced, and they sat down to gamble. In choosing Wednesday 23 3 29 6 8 10 10 St Geo. *K. Geo. Tv. Birth.

[day lount, receiving her in his arms, you shall be partners, at the commencement of the game, Reynolds Friday ...25 9 33 24 19 pen, and Werner threw himself at his father's in succession. At the end of the sixth he declared that the Muesday ster. At that moment, the door was suddenly wine, Reynolds betred extravagantly, and lost seven games Sunday. 27: 34 511 i 3d Sunday after Easter.

817 8 Full Moon. ling to the German edition of this little novel, pute, but, saying that he would try them again, he doubled

opposite party had cheated. Thisgave rise to some dis Tuesday ..2910 49 11 a and her lover were, that same evening, united the bet, and lost the seventh. Irritated beyond measure,

METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. sunt's private chapel, by the same divine who, in and always violent in his passions, which were then much Ring, had obtained from her the relief which he Mercer a blow in the face, at the same time accusing him

(From the Liverpool Courier.] heated by wine, he rose up, threwdown his cards, and struck for a distressed family. But, according to a of cheating. A short contest ensued, when Mercer, by his tam, appended to the translation of this work, great personal strength, seized both the hands of his ublished at Paris, Mademoiselle Sontag was antagonist, and held him perfectly at his mercy. The April Ro esperience a more severe disappointment than two young men were ineffectually appealed to, and re. had hitherto suffered. It appears that the Count, nolds, enraged to be thus in the power of one who was fusing to interfere in the quarrel, left the room. Rey

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Showery. zuple was likely to prove constant, stipulated that hypocrite; told him he dare not fight bim like a gentle. Ea should absent herself for some time previous to man, with swords, and charged him with the benefits arriage. She accordingly proceeded to Paris, and tie," answered Mercer, I will not be called coward of conferred on him by himself._-"You have dissolved every 12th, Six, p.m., rain.

13th, Eight, a.m., showerg. Dably to this circumstance that we are indebted for hypocrite by any man. Your past favours--would to God

14th, Eleven, a.m., slight showers.

15th, Heavy rain during night; seven, p.m., fair, with sure of seeing her in England.

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We have before us a most interesting volume, entitled “ Ephemerides, or Occasional Poems, written in Scotland, and South Africa,” by Thomas Pringle, formerly the conductor of a liberal and enlightened journal in Southern Africa. The spirit of this gentleman was found too manly and uncompromising to suit the taste of local colonial governors, and Mr. Pringle, like other honest men, be. came the victim of oppression, to which, however, he vows eternal hostility in the concluding sonnet of his volume, which we are about to transcribe.

Independent of the intrinsic merit of the poetry, this little volume is peculiarly valuable on account of the notes contained in the appendix, which are so interesting that we shall probably avail ourselves of many of them to enrich the columns of the Kaleidoscope.

Beauty all around is gleaming,
This is night like poet's dreaming,

Yet thou art not here.
What to me the bloom appearing,
Unless thou my sight art cheering?

What the landscape fair?
Come, then, to tby lattice stealing,
And thy loveliness revealing,

Banish all my care.
Rise, and down light ladder coming,
Let our feet away be roaming

To the well-known bower;
The path is lined with budding roses,
And in silence all reposes ;

This is love's own hour.
We will whisper low, 'mid kisses,
None may look upon our blisses,

None may hear thee sigh;
But, my arms about thee wreathing,
The fond passion we are breathing,

On the air will die.
In thy absence how I languish;
Thus to wait, to me is anguish ;

Oh, no longer stay:
Past the night away is flying.
Then from out thy chamber hieing,

Quickly come, I pray.
Soft! I see thy casement moving;
Oh, the sweet delight of loving,

Mine will now be joy:
Rapture in my bosom dances,
As I meet the thrilling glances

Of thy blue-orb'd ege.
Now thou in my arms art dwelling,
And I feel thy bosom swelling,

As 'tis prest to mine ;
O'er my face the warm blood rushes,
Come, I'll kiss away the blushes

That appear on thine.
Manchester.

Of comfort speak, for ah, I feel
A languor o'er my senses steal;
A nameless weight, a pameless dread,
As if approaching to the dead,
And I to all must bid adieu-
The light of day,—the heaven's blue,
The tender ties,-affection's link,-
The stronger on life's shiv'ring brink !-
Of comfort speak; I need it now,
A chilling damp is on my brow,
And all that meets my aching sight
Seems as enveloped deep in night,
While hurrying thoughts, a sombre throng,
Bear me a fearful maze along,
A tangled labyrinth, dark and rude,
A sadly “peopled solitude !"
Of comfort speak-mourner, forbear!
For thine the language of despair,
And ah, forbid that such e'er be
Conjoined with Christianity;
That teacher mild that holds to view
Heaven's own unchanging solace true !
Of comfort speak'st thou ?-look around,
And learn to bear, resigned, the wound,
And know 'tis mercy speeds the dart,
To prove and purify thy heart;
To wean it from its idols vain,
And free it from the lengthening chain
That fain would bind it captive here,
Then give, remorseless, to despair !
Of comfort speak'st thou ?-1o, 'tis thine !
Unfold the sacred book divine :
There comfort breathes on every page
Thy spirits' anguish to assuage :
There consolation, meet, is given,-
There shines the light serene of heaven.
Whate'er thy state, whate'er thy woes,
To yield thy fainting soul repose !
Of comfort speak’st thou ?-Raise thine eyes,
And see thy mansion in the skies ;
Thy fétters broke,-thy bruises healed,
Thy ransom paid, -thy pardon sealed l-
Ah! clasp the volume to thy breast,
And chide thy murmuring heart to rest ;
Like Peter, fearless, breast the wave,

Nor doubt a present God will save.
Liverpool

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TO OPPRESSION.

Oppression ! I have seen thee, face to face, And met thy cruel eye and cloudy brow; But thy soul-withering glance I fear not now, For dread to prouder feelings doth give place Of deep abhorrence! Scorning the disgrace Of slavish knees, that near thy footstool bow, I also kneel-but with far other vow Do hail thee and thy herd of hirelings base : I swear, while life-blood warms my throbbing veins, Still to oppose and thwart with heart and hand Thy brutalizing sway-till Afric's chains Are burst, and Freedom rules the rescued land, Trampling Oppression and his iron rod : Such is the vow I take-So help me God ! Bevian's River, 1825.

J. BOLTES

SLAVERY.

IMPROMPTU, ON A PUFFING RIGMAROLE WRITER, WHO IS ALTAS

ING OF THE ORIGINALITY OF HIS LONG-WINDED AND BOMB COMPOSITIONS IN PROSE AND VERSE.

Oh, Slavery ! “thou art a bitter draught!”
And twice accursed is thy poison's bowl,
Which taints with leprosy the white man's soul,
Not less than his by whom its dregs are quaff's :
The Slave sinks down, o'ercome by cruel craft,
Like beast of burden on the earth to roll;
The Master, though in luxury's lap he loll,
Feels the foul venom, like a rankling shaft,
Strike through his reins. As if a demon laugh'd,
He, laughing, treads his victim in the dust
The victim of his avarice, rage, or lust :
But the poor prisoner's moan the whirlwinds waft
To Heaver-not unavenged : the oppressor quakes
With secret dread, and shares the hell he makes!

“My work," says Puf," of wit is full,

Myself 'twas wrote each line;" “Ay," quoth a wag, “ 'tis so d-d dull, I could have sworn 'twas thine."

A PRINTERS A The epigram entitled Home-brewed Beer and his brewed Literature, by the same writer, shall appear next.

Patent Mangle.-By the advertisement of Bulls Son, it will be seen that their neat and compet Mangle is on sale at the Mercury-office, where the mode of using it will be explained.

THE LOVER TO HIS MISTRESS.

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stence of uncivilized men ; but when society has on its merits, in the rapid sale of two editions. There may, The Beauties of Chess. erged from barbarism, and advanced in civilization ; however, be a few of our readers to whom even our tardy en the pursuits of commerce, as well as the culture of notice of it may, for the first time, have made it known;

Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. soil, engage the enterprise and industry of its members ; and there may be others who have imbibed a sort of diso discoveries in the arts and sciences have created a taste for legal reading, on account of the intolerable verety of professions, and the body-politic has, at length, bosity for which law books are noted. With the view, 1 Castle......A-6

1 If the black take the a ranged into a number of different classes, each of therefore, of giving information to the one class, and of castle, the pawn G-7 will become a queen, and white possessing distinct, and many of them opposite removing the prejudices of the other, we shall here take will easily win ; therefore mests, – legislative enactments become more numerous the liberty to make an extract from the author's pre

Castle.....,G-8 complicated; but in exact proportion to their increase face, in which the plan and peculiarities of the work

2 Castle.. A-7

2 King

3 King ......E-6 the knowledge of them become circumscribed. Yet are clearly and satisfactorily explained.

3 King ......D-8

4 Castle......A-8X 4 King ......C-7 is precisely the period when a general acquaintance “ The work is divided into six Parts, and each part is 5 Castle.. ...G_8

5 Pawn ......G-2 the laws is most requisite, because, from mutual subdivided into chapters and sections.

6 Castle ......C_8X, and then makes a queen, &e. Ddance of all ranks of civilized society, they are af- “The first Part comprises the chief points in the origin

SITUATION FOR STUDY CLXXVIII. d in a much greater degree by their operation, than and jurisdiction of the laws of England, and in the instinhabitants in those states which retain their primitive tutions and government from which they have emanated.

White to move and win. “ Next follows the Administration of Justice, including ms, or which are exclusively engaged in agricultural a brief account of the courts of law, the mode of civil and pastoral avocations ; and it is of infinitely higher criminal procedure, the constitution of juries, and the

Black. quence to both rulers and people, in the former nature of evidence. in the latter case, that the laws should be univer“ The third Part is entitled Persons and Classes, com

V ! 3 a सHD H understood, in order to their being properly obeyed. scriptions of individuals; as the clergy, parish officers,

prising the laws which exclusively refer to particular de. great deal has been said, and, we have reason innkeepers, carriers, pawnbrokers, Roman Catholics, nk, with truth, respecting the wise and equitable executors, working classes, trustees, authors and publishers,

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2 of our Saxon ancestors. But whatever may have landlords and tenants, principal and factor. their institations during the Heptarchy, or under individual and social relations, we come to those which

“ Having stated the laws which affect persons in their l, it is certain that, for a long period after the Con- affect their possessions; this forms the fourth Part, em: the progress of liberty in this country was ex- bracing the incidents connected with the possession, and

O y slow; and although the great principles of public conveyance of property, under the heads of wills and tes. n were recognised by Magna Charta, yet, for many taments, tithes, contracts, bills of exchange, bankruptcy, absequent to its declaration, the will of the do- assignment, mortgage, liens, insurance, insolvency, game

laws, &c. party, whether it were the Prince or the Barons,

" Next follows the consideration of Civil Injuries, or e sole rule of obedience to the people. It was during those minor offences, as libel, seduction, and slander, ark and dismal times, that that huge and barbarous which infringe the rights of individuals, but do not directly Flegislation, known by the name of the “Statutes,” endanger the peace and well-being of the community. ted, which, however worthy they may be deemed Misdemeanours, being a digest of the criminal law of Eng:

“ The sixth and concluding Part refers to Crimes and wilders of Babel, are utterly unsuitable for a great land, and of the consequences and punishment of public ightened nation. Such as they are, however, they offences.

A B C D E F G H basis of English law. They have, it is true, been “ To the conclusion is added a Dictionary of Law Terms,

WHITE eyond the reach and comprehension of the great Acts of Parliament, and Judicial Matters, which could the people, as well as useless even to lawyers them- not be properly incorporated into the body of the work, but the learning and talents of a few eminent men Digest of the Laws of England. In this department, too, yet it was necessary to include them to comprise an entire

The Philanthropist. een successful, in so far, at least, as their unsightly is condensed a great variety of recent statutes, a knowledge als admitted, in reducing the chaos to apparent order of which is more or less essential to every person, especially

BLACKS AND MEN OF COLOUR. ularity. Universal consent has assigned the highest the acts relative to the postoffice, assessed taxes, turnpikes, this department of literature, to Sir William stamps, excise, navigation and commerce, marriages, bread,

and other subjects, correct information on which can hardly We have always maintained the opinion, that one: his Commentaries have, for nearly a cen- be anywhere procured in a collective form, and never genius is of no peculiar colour or sex; that what een the standard work on the laws of England; without considerable cost and inconvenience.” is manifest, from the magnitude and cost of

Churchill ironically said of Dutchmen, is applicable,

(To be continued.) teat undertaking, that it could never be in.

in earnest, to the negro race : by the author for what may be strictly termed

“Genius is of no country, her pure ray COMMODIOUS FURNISHED HOUSE.

Shines all abroad as general as the day; use. A work was still wanting that would convey To be LET, for Six Months certain, to a respectable

Foe to restraint, from place to place she flies, edge of the laws to general readers, in a concise Family, that large and well-furnished HOUSE, No. 18,

And may hereafter e'en in Holland rise." ple manner; but although various attempts have Daulby-street, Liverpool, with an extensive Garden attached. Notwithstanding the almost general opinion that ide to supply this deficiency, (chiefly in the form For Cards of admission, to view the same, apply to Messrs. prevails respecting the inferiority of our sable brements of Blackstone,) it does not appear that any F. Fernandez and Co. 15, Goree Plazzas.

thren, instances in abundance may be adduced to bem has answered the purpose intended ; arising

prove that there is no department of science or art swe may suppose, from those defects which are to all abridgments, but principally, it would BY HIS MAJESTI'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT.

to which they have not shown themselves to be comom their either totally omitting to mention, or

BULLMANS' IMPROVED CABINET MAN. petent; and, with a view of contributing to weaken in a very imperfect manner, those great and the largest Quilt

or piece of Furniture, Linen, &c. ever

GLE, occupying only a space of 42 inches by 30, Mangles a prejudice which we ourselves conceive to be groundchanges which the improving spirit of the age required; works with half the usual labour, and requires less and mischievous, we intend, occasionally, to devote

It is greatly superior to Iate years, introduced into our civil and criminal Mangles on the usual construction-the motion being in

a column of the Kaleidoscope to the subject, and we We have the greater pleasure, therefore, in intro- one direction only, there is no friction whatever on the shall commence our series with the following account, o the notice of our readers the compendious trea- old plan, it is fudged backward and forward every time written and authenticated by the late Dr. Rush, of se title we have placed at the head of this article, the Mangle changes its direction; and in this operation

Philadelphia we are persuaded, contains more really useful in- experiment it will be found to the extent of full 20 per cent. son legal subjects, than will be found in any tended to, no family would be without the New Machines work extant, and which combines the most re- and the trining cost of substituting it for the old one, would

“There is now living (1788) about 4 miles from Alexan- . e brevity of style, with the greatest clearness and beamery soon be mpensated tablishergunty applicable ingelsman dria, in the State of Virginia, a negro slave, seventy years in the statement of every matter that falls under common Mangling house, for two years, with the most com- of age, of the name of Thomas Fuller, the property of isance of the laws.

plete success; and is allowed, by the best Mechanics, to be Mrs. Elizabeth Cox. This man posseses a talent for arithwork which contains so great a variety of subjects for effecting what has been so long wanted. Its construction metical calculations, the history of whom, I conceive, merits

a place in the records of the human mind. He is a native nire nearly twenty pages for the table of contents being simple, it cannot easily get out of repair. would be hardly possible to give an adequate idea BULLMAN and Son, Upholsterers, Leeds, who will, on appli: natives of Pennsylvania, viz. William Hartshorn and

Manufactured and Sold only by the Patentees, Messrs. of Africa, and can neither read nor write. Two gentlemen, thed extracts. Nor is this, indeed, now necessary, cation, forward by post) an Engraving of the Mangle to per. Samuel Coates, men of probity and respectable characters, le public have already very satisfactorily decided EQERTON SMITH and Co. Agents, Liverpool.

having heard, in travelling through the neighbourhood in

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NEW MANGLE.

THE NEGRO CALCULATOR

which this slave lives, of his extraordinary powers in arith. I quiet and tranquil, showing no signs of having so recently suvius. It had been burning rather furiously for six metic, sent for him, and had their curiosity sufficiently been the scene of such a fearful convulsion. A small cloud but on the 22d instant, about two o'clock in the after gratified, by the answers which he gave to the following skimmed the summit of Mount Epomeo, and the few scat- minutes, immense volumes of smoke, and showers of questions:

First. Upon being asked how many seconds there are in tered clouds that hung over our heads seemed to forebode and ashes, were emitted, equal in grandeur to the ene a year and a half, he answered, in about two minutes, rain, should the wind veer to the south. The air was mild of 1822. With the aid of a good telescope, from om 47,304,000.

Secondly. Being asked, how many seconds a man had as a summer evening in England—the almonds and cherry- dow I could distinctly see the large stones thrown our swered, in a minute and a hall, 2,210,500,800. 'One of in great plenty, and scented the air with the most delight, twenty minutes ; but its appearance in the evening lived, who is 70 years, 17 days, and 12 hours old, he an- trees in full blossom. The sweet oranges grew everywhere falling in every direction, and I assure you I never

finer or grander sight. The violence subsided in the gentlemen, who employed himself with his pen, in ful perfume. Every kind of fruit pleasant to the sight and equally splendid, as I could then see the fames making these calculations, told him, that the sum was not grateful to the palate, appeared in such plenty and profu- being a clear pight, the effect was beautiful. Forten so great as he had said ; upon which the old man hastily sion, produced by so little labour from man, that it seemed for us, the wind and the direction of the eruption adding the seconds of the leap years, to the others, the as if the awful denunciation pronounced against our race the ashes away from Naples, or otherwise we should amount of the whole, in both their sums, agreed exactly. bad been in a great measure suspended in Ischia ; and the other side of the mountain, the cinders were in

Thirdly. The following question was then proposed to had the joy of the inhabitants been at all in unison with in depth, and the inhabitants were so alarmed, thar him :-Suppose a farmer has six sows, and each sow has the gay and rich scenery around them, one might have had made preparations to leave; and well they migh six female pigs the first year, and

they all increase in the fancied that they were still under Saturn's golden reign, if the shower had continued for two hours, the town ,

have been buried. The mountain now is compare will the farmer then have, if he loses none? In ten minutes free from all the sorrows and perplexities of our iron agc- quiet, and you may suppose thousands of people he answered, 34,588,806. The difference of time between But one look at the inhabitants was more than sufficient tracted to its summit," from whence, looking con his answering this and the two former questions, was oc- to dispel all such agreeable illusions. The arrival of crater, the sight is described as being awfully grand, casioned by a trifling, mistake he made, from a misap- strangers would, at any other time, have been an object of presents an immense caldron of red- hot lava, bubble prehension of the question. In the presence of Thomas Wistar and William B. curiosity to the whole village, but now we were allowed to like water when boiling, and issuing flames of the land unheeded ; and although crowds of half-naked beings sions, louder than any thunder, which has the effea

beautiful colours, and accompanied by continual Morris, two respectable citizens of Philadelphia, he gave the amount of nine figures multiplied by nine. He in. —lame, aged, and infirm, came thronging towards the only shaking the mountain to such a degree that you formed the first mentioned gentlemen, that he began his sea, yet none spoke to us, and none asked us for charity. it must fall from under you, but acts like an earth application to figures, by counting ten, and that, when he Multitudes were standing in the vineyards and open fields, in more distant parts. One house in Naples shook was able to count a hundred, to use his own words) he trembling, crowding together, and looking towards the the eruption most perceptibly, and all the doors after this, was to count the number of bairs in a cow's tar1, heavens, in that fearful uncertainty which is between hope but intend it during the night of the 29th, although which he found to be 2872. He next amused himself by and despair, and before we reached the summit of the great exertion, and I am not very strong. The counting, grain by grain, a bushel of wheat, and a bushel ridge that divides the village into two parts, we perceived Buckingham went up last Friday, the night be of flaxseed. From this he was led to calculate, with the old walls and gates, shattered and torn to pieces--beauti- partial eruption; he was drawn up by twenty stout most perfect accuracy, how many shingles a house of cer. ful orange trees, that grew upon the sloping ground, torn and I hear it was great fun to see the pufog posts

and rails were necessary to inclose,' and how many up as if with a giant's hand, and scattered, with all their of the eruption has reached Rome, and hundreds grains

of corn were necessary to sow, a certain quantity of yellow fruit, several paces from the spot in which they had lish have come here; but many, perhaps, will ground. From this application of his talents, his mistress been growing. When we arrived at that part of the vil- pointed, as the mountain is now quieter, alth often derived considerable benefit.

lage in which the shock had taken greatest effect, we found principal guide says he is of opinion there wilt At the time he gave this account of himself, he said his it one entire heap of ruins. Churches and houses that had grand eruption, which induces people to stay here exhibited several other marks of the weakness of old age. stood for centuries, had been overthrown to their base in week at Rome The weather Here is beautiful, He had worked hard upon a farm during the whole of his two minutes. The air re-echoed with the wildest and most nature smiles, excepting Vesuvius, which frowns life, but had never been intemperate in the use of spiritu- distressing cries-parents for their children, children for (Letters in Liverpool, received this week, ous liquors. He spoke with great respect of his mistress, their parents, the wounded for refuge, the dying for death. the eruption had ceased. --Edit. Kal. and mentioned, in a particular manner, his obligations to

Those of the inhabitants who stood as spectators of the her for refusing to sell him, which she had been tempted to, by offers of large sums of money, from several curious calamity, seemed to move backwards and forwards at a

EARTHQUAKE AT POPAYAN. persons.

sort of measured pace, chanting something like an Irish One of tbe gentlemen, Mr. Coates, having remarked, funeral dirge, only more soft and melodious. The pave- The following account was translated for the Na equal to his genius, he said, " No, Massa, it is best I got of two feet. Among the multitude of sufferers, who were in his presence, that it was a pity he had not an education ment of the street was rent asunder, in some places upwards Daily Advertiser, from a letter in the hands of the nó learning, for many learned men be great fools.”

Gigante, Nox removing whatever was most dear to them to the open At half-past five, on the evening of the 16th

fields, we were particularly struck with the appearance of which will ever be an epoch with us, a strong and Miscellanies.

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an unfortunate mother, carrying her dead child in her houses of this town were overthrown, and the

earthquake occurred, during wbich the church and arms, and singing, in the wildness of lunacy, “O la—la left entirely useless. Its duration was about fire EARTHQUAKE.

mia bella figlia !“O my pretty child !" while, at the and its terrible power was so great, that the hills

same time, she kissed its black and mangled face. Before like shrubs blown by a strong wind, giving a [From the Dumfries Courier.]

another ruin stood a poor fellow beating his breast, and roaring, while rocks and masses of earth were rell crying out that there were buried his mother, his wife, and river.

into the valleys, filling up the beds and rapida The following extract from a letter written by a gentle. three children! The very recollection of the scene makes After the interval of a quarter of an hour, man from Dumfriessbire, dated Naples, 3d March, 1828, me shudder. Old men and women crawled along the second shock, of equal force, although of shorter will, we doubt not, be read with interest :

ruins : some had arms broken, others legs: the eyes of which reduced the remaining buildings of .On Saturday, the 3d of February, I went with several some were out, and their faces and gray hairs were covered ruins, and joined hills and mountains together. other gentlemen to visit the islands of Procida and Ischia. and clotted with their own blood, and the dust of their inhabitants were exposed on the open plain, At Procida I observed some old women wearing the cos- own dwellings. The earthquake happened just as the houses left to shelter them. The tragical scea tume of their Greek ancestors, the slola, the slippers, the church was dismissing, and it being a féle day, compa- pight cannot be described there are no colours long silver pins for their hair, and the large ear-rings. ratively few has remained in their houses, so that the num. I can represent them, and language is inadequate Leaving Procida, we rowed along the side

of Ischia, till ber of killed and wounded is fortunately much fewer than task. The cracking of falling trees, the heavy we came opposite to the villa of Casamiccia, where we it would otherwise have been. A considerable number earth, the unremitting rain, the voices of men, landed. The whole island, which is about eighteen miles are wounded, and thirty dead bodies have been dug from unusual cries of cattle: all these, in the darknes in circumference, is composed of volcanic matter, and dif- the ruins, while a few are still missing. When we returned night, would have stupified the liveliest imaginatin ferent parts of the island have frequently suffered much to Naples, we formed a subscription among the English would have attempted to paint, from volcanic eruptions.- Casamiccia is divided into two and other foreigners there, which already amounts to up and to explain what we had to endure. Men and

" Cladem illius noctis, aut funera fando," parts , one lies along the sea side, the other is more inland, wards of 1000 ducats

, and which is to be divided among terrified

and"distracted at the sight of an extraor separated by a ridge of high ground, upon which is situated those whom the earthquake has rendered most destitute.

and frightful phenomenon, incessantly repeated, and the principal hotel of the place. We landed about one “ The Neapolitans do not expect an eruption of Vesu- the air with their cries, and implored the aid of He o'clock, and were much surprised to hear that an earth. vius this season."

almost without asking the continuance of a life of quake had taken place about an hour before, in a part of

with sufferings and disinay, worse even than death the village farthest from the sea, and that a great pumber

The rocks from the hills into the rolling Grandinast of the inhabitants were killed. We had at first some dif- must now inform you, that great interest has been excited structed their passage for more than two hours, a

Extract of a letter from Naples, dated March 27:-" , Honda (these are called quebradas, biad stresna! ficulty in believing the report all around appeared so here, in consequence of a partial eruption of Mount Ve- proportion as they rose against the obstacles, pasi

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