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,r CHAM.ES MASLV, ESQ.
Too will ucTCrknow, til! the bitterness
latitude shall teach you , tho extent of
itiiJa vnur narents. nor learn
urdwica j i . rr -
nth of the abiding, unchanging nflec.
T. . -i 1 - t.vit'n nta vnil. Nei,
m" uy: "- . 'AamoA life
nUack ingratitude itself can cradi.
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Ml JUIO purwu 1
.nLkMfifnl illustrations ot this., truth
- (unusbed in tho Holy Scnpturcs4-fliat
.June, wuicn, hi '
--test philosopiier aim jun " -;
.i niEin3 '-more true sublimiiy, more
Mnai beau1)', more Pur0 morality, "J0"5
rortant histury,and finer strains both of
ndc oduence, tnancan do coucci-
I torn allothcr books, in whatever age or
Uumc they may have been composed.
u li im nanse and contemplate its sub.
m pages, in the history of one of the
ckhnrinces. He was a tall and come.
rwulb, we arc told, and his father lored
f .l-.TliniTlr. Heir to the throne
mm v-.- ev . . , . ,
brat , reared in tho Kip 01 wxu
nil the wishes of his heart
Le induteedwilh alacrity by his 'Royal
htber, and his aberrations covered by the
nanlle of affection, w hen urgea Dy me
H-ful Writ of malice and revenge, lie be-
jmes the murderer of his brother, and is
jmiwM ;to floe his country, the oun(Jid
fcii 'stvof the laws, is made t yield to the
niiinds of narcntal tenderness,, and tho
amJcrinff exile" is brousht back and re.
ored to hi fa iter's confidence ; and protcc-
a Sullied bv tho corruptions of his own
irt, and stimulated by wicked counsel.
rs sad corrupt associates, 4hi nt rocious
touth advances rom ono degree ot cnor.
litv ta another, till, by tho blandishments
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flutery and tho seductive wiles of in.
riguc, no corrupts uiciuaiiy 01 uns wucr a
ibjccts, and plots a deep and dark conspi.
icy to rob him of his throne nnd kingdom.
tcasoaand rebellion, fired with the lust of
irting unchecked in the voluptuousness of
her-paiaee, he approves tho horrid counsel
ifs confederate, and raises his paricidal
rra to imbue h in his father's blood. A
iiae,lhcrrcatest monarch of the earth,
renerable for his' years and victories, sa-
:red in his character, both "for, piety and
mphwy, renowned for prowess and re-
rcredfor wisdom, is reduced to the cbndi.
jwo (H-lluciureTTtQ a sudden nnd cxl
Jtane necessiry of flying for his life from
ihe presence of his own son !. With a heavy
MinLM a covered head, nnd a weeping
rje, and bare feet David, we are to!d went
fwty rrara Jcrusolem ; driven by : the in.
prrecuon of his own soir from hishouse
kad from his throne. Yet when tho victo
fiiwikosts of Israel were issuing from their
pics to rescuo their great leader from such
iianatural peril, and to blast the machina.
jtions i of this ruthless bandit, the illustrious
patriarch rcmcmbcra that he is his-son.
E"gardiBg him with unbroken affection,
1 apologizing for his crimes as tho way.
. rd TSgaries of vouth . hn rhnrtrina hiaVji n.
j . v . I--
as that " they deal gently with the young
in for his sake. A nd when arrested in
traitorous warfare bv tho vcnimnneo of
rtl""gmy, ana suddenly overwlielmed
lawful dcstnictioh. this inenntnmia miir.
feror and barricideis found suspended be
"en tho heavens nnd tho earth, in token
f bit being an unfit Inhabitant of cither;
nd when the inMliarenco of his death is
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fanounccd, instead of exulting in his own-
man m nisfcsioration to ma estates
Nd I crown, tho father is only overwhelmed
Fn still deeper affliction in his bercave
pnent of a child.; Forgetting tho wrongs
pad liwulu that had bsen hoajwd upon him,
rcprdlessof hisownjcxistenco and Strang
ed with grief, in thopTenitudQ-of a heart
mreting with the pangs of prJrcutal anguish
w!'Ll0lh0 rcsi8tles(?cloqucnco of
wouidto God I bad died for Uioe
us ADaalom, my eon, my ion !"
Jm roPUUJI mwciNK OPEHATES.-.The
Mad1W,nn oflho j0,b tmt w y
Uurenhas wrUten a lugubrious letter to hiJ
tilow,uzcns of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
ST"11 "?rm for tlio divU
ampnj hii friunj8;.W t
? ftcC0UI?t of Midi diascntions in
i$T.8? "rfd lhat Hhout
that he has found himself deprived
m approving voipca of thouanls of the
ncnasofiny vouth. ami
SLu8!0' who were
ran. in the poliiical field wlum I entered
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, . !"uuuoai Mr,, van Uuren
?I to reel that rnmnmo wl.!..k -
fn. IS I "ivin-uuica lOO
iB fci.? T Vite aflLc,cd But 11
Jto own , fault If ho had taken our ad.
W1827, green as it was,- ho might
w escaped the pain" and regrer Jie
f &?iKendu"' nnd 't the "friends
THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE;
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8he k the working of whom dratiiiy
. ,i , ; The man o'f blood and victory obtained, '
Ilia mora than knightly height. -
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When a few (centuries shall have thrown
their shadows upon (he strange fortunes of
Napoleon, and givenjo every thing about
him the tingo of romance, the story of his
fiMf 'i T.. will mwim in f ha atiiftont ' vnfliA n
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CjWc than a fact ; ho will took upon her as
we look upon Mary of Scotland, but with
a deeper interest, for she, far more truly
than her lord, was from first to lost ' the
child of destiny,'. : 1 -
Told, whilo vet unmarried, that slie
would bo a wife, a widow, and then Queen
of France, the entire fulfilment of tho first
part of the prophecy, gave liefcouragc4o
btlicvo in tho Inst part also, when under
sentence ofjicath. When her bed was
taken from under her because she was
dio the next morning, she told her weefung
friends that it was not so, that she would
sit on , the throne, on the ruins of which
Kohcspicrro stood triumphant; and when
asked in mockery to choose her maids
honor, cincc she was to be Queeitr'she did
chooso tliem, and tliey were her maids of
honor when half of buropo looked upon
her. . On that night which was to have been
her last upon earth, Robespierre fell ! Had
hc fallen a few days earlier, ner husband
would have lived, and had he fell ono day
later, Josephine herself would have becii
the ten "thousand victims wnose
names we have never neara. .; uui no m
that nisht. and her destiny was accom
She married ISapoIcon, and through ner
ami her husband, ho wai appointed t the
army in Italy. Step by step they rose, till
at last tho crown rested uporr her head.
Tho second port of theprophecy was proved
trad ; and she began to look forward to that
loss of- power and rank which had also
been foretold, and which was to close, the
strange drama of her life. And ho that
had wedded tho child of destiny grew -cv
ery day more strong and grasping. In vain
lid Josephine attempt to rule his ambition
and chasten his arms. He was an emperor ;
10 wished to find an empire ; and by slow
degrees ho mado himsclfrlarmhnr with the
thought of putting her away,
When tlio campaign of 1809 was at an
end, hardened and nurrowed, the General
came back to his wife. Hirformcr kind.
ncsa was gono ; his playfulness was check
ed; hc consulted her butseHorii, and sel
i i. .jlli. i - l .:.k tl.ni
uom sioiu uiuu nvr jm iyuk; jiuuis mm mm
familiar love that made her heart leap. Sho
saw her hour drew nigh.
It was on tho evening of the 20lh Novcm-
ber (he Court was at Paris in honor of the
King of Saxony. Josephino sat at the
w indow, looking down upon the river, and
musing upon tho dark fate before, her, when
V . . a
she heard Napoleon's step at the door. She
sprang to open it, using her usual exciama
tion, ' mon ami! He embraced her so
affectionately, that for tho instant all her
fears and woes seemed vain. he led him
to a chair, anil placingcrselTat his 4eet.
and looking up into his face, smiled through
You are unhappy, Josephine said ihe
emperor.--' ' -. J"
Not with vou, sire. -i
' Bah P said lie quickly, why call mo
sire t . These shows of state steal all true
iovs from mc.' . i - 1
' Then why seek them answered Jose
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The emperor made ho . rcplyiYpu are
now the first of men,' she continued ; why
not auit war. ' turn ambition out of your
councils, bend your thoughts on the good of
Franco and live at home among tliosc who
ovo you T' '
Josephine,' said he, turning his head
from her, ' it is not I, it Is Franco who de
mands it; ' i
Are you suro of that my lord ?' said his
wile ; havo you probed your heart to the
bottom 1 ! it not ambition which prompts
you toc'iJs'nsonsJbrrepudiating mo 1
for think not, Napoleon, t misunderstand
you ; arc you suro it is the love ot r ranee i
Every word that sho. spoke, touched him
to thc-o,uick ; and rising hastily he rcpli,
el, madam," I have, '.my reasons; good
ning. ; ' '';f -' ' .
Stajvsire said shox taking, hold of his
arm, 4 wo must not part in anger. 1 submit
leerfully. It is not rpy nature to opposo
your will; I love you too ueepiy. or
shall I ceaso tdldve you; Napoleon. because
1 am to leave )rour tnrono ana your siue.
If still you go on victoriousjf shall rejoice
with you. If reverse comes, I will lay
down my life to comfort you. I will pray
for vou morning and night, and in the hope
thrtt sometimes y ou will think of mc.'
Hardened as lie was, Napoleon had loved
lis wife denrly nnd long f and her submis
sion to his unshaken love moved even him ,
and for a moment his affection struggled
with ambition. He turned to embrace her
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again, liut in mat moment ner iuce mm
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form were changed. Her eyes were lit
with fire like that of insanity, and her
whole person seemed inspired. Ho folt
himself in the presence of a superior being.
She led him to the -window and threw it
open. A thin mist hung over the Seine
and the gardens of tho palace,, all around
was silent Among the stars before them,
there was one far brighter than the rest;
she pointed to it. ,
Bonaparte.' she said, 4 that star is mine,
to that, and not to yours, was promised an
empire. Through me and my destinies you j
have jnseri; part from mo, and you tail.
The spirit of her that saw mc rise to royalty
even now tells me that your fate hangs on
thine. Believe me or not. if we henceforth
walk asunder, you will leave no empire be
bind you, and will die yourself in shame
and sorrow, with a broken spirit
- lie turned away, sick at heart, and over
awed by. the words of one whoso destiny
had Deen so far accomplishcdr - Ten days
were passed away in resolves and counter
resolves ; and then the link that bound Iiim
to fortuno was broken. Josephine was di,
vorced, and as be said himself at bt.llelena
from that hour his fall began. T. : -'
Josephine was divorced, but her love di
not cease; in licr retirement she joyed in
all his successes, and prayed that lie might
be saved from the fruits of his wild artiui.
tion. . When his son was born , sho only
regretted that she was not near him in his
happiness ; and wlicn ho went a prisoner
to Elba, she begged that she might share
his prison and' relievo Ins woes, fcvery
article that ho had used at her residence
remained as he had left it; she would not
let a chair be moved. The book in w hich
hc had been last reading there, with the
last pngo doubled down, and the pen which
he had last used by it, with the ink dried on
the point. When her death drew nigh, she
I wished to soil her jewels to send the fallen
emperor money ; and her will was suDmit
ted Johis discretion. She died before his
return from Elba ; blit her TasKtfibughls
were of, him and of France, and licr' last
words expressed a" hope and a belief that
sho " had -never caused a single tear to
How. . . "
' She was buried in the villagcchurch of
Rue!, nnd her body1 was followed to tlc
grave not only by princes and generals, but
by two thousand poor whose hearts had been
made glad by her bounty.
Her marble nionuinj nt only boars this
,4 ECGESE AINIJrlJciRTEXSK TO JoSEPKlX
What a .fund for future writers in lier
character ind .Site, and what a-lesson To"
all of us,, wlicthcr in prosperity or aorer
The Press has long been' lauded as the
Palladium of Civil and Religious liberty,
The influence which it exerts upon the pub
lic mind is deep' and wide-spread. . Now,
if human responsibility is increased in pro
portion to tiic extent of one's influence,
surely those wuo baye thecontrol of thb
press snoum be regarded as amenable to
society in no common degree. The bene
fits which have accrued to society from :thc
art of printing have been great indeed, bul
u is mucn to oc iearca jnui me (hccirious
ness of tfic press in our day, is doing in
calculable evil. There are some periodicals
which have lit tie or no respect ior tlio holi
est things, and arc so guilty of gross corrup
tion of the public morals, as' to excite the
just indignation of a virtuous community
ihe number ol such, howevor, is very
small. 1 here .are others which arethe
organs of religious or political parties, and
have been originated ouly! to serve some
particular interest. . Sa-long jas. ilicse.are
employed in .an honorable and rcspcctlul
discussion of doctrines or principles, they
may subserve the cause of truth. But when
they Are pnrvcrted to purposes ot personal
slander, or used without a proper respect
for those against whom tliey are directed,
they cannot fail to do mischief 5Iaftybf
the periodical Journals of our country arc
the vehicles of vile abuse against .the char
acters of public men. Sonlebfthem from
day to day teem with denunciations against
the candidates for the highest oflices in our
government, and a st ranger -to tho . licen
tiousness of tho. press, among us, would
form a singular opinion of our national
character, were ho to base his estimate
upon the journalized character of our most
i! .? i I '
It is often too tho cusp, that these very
men who are thus abusive of the characters
of public men, are themselves f.U6 next
thing to nobody; perhaps- destitute ot tal
ent or reputation, strutting about in their
Hjtrtri"! imbijrncnl"4j'iij)'j'"h the destiny
ui mu t.iipuc siu1 upvm iiicir iiuu. i. ,9
such men as these w.ho degrade the noble
profession tp whieh tliey belong,' nnd excite
in the public niiml a. disgust oiul couteinpt
for tho press. Wo care not to what party
in religion or politics they may bo attached
tliey are aa honorto nojic, a n incubus to
any.- : - 1
Again. 1 o too great an extent has our
periodical literature been corrupted, by the
introduction of jests, and nnccdotesj- and
all manner of empty nonsense , to the exclu
sion of matter of grcuter importance. The
periodicals of lour country should give us
instruction as ell as entertainment. They
should elcvatcjand refine the public taste,
and guard with sleepless vigilance the pub.
ic morals, A hc mon, who, holding the
important station of a public journalist, is
content to cater to a taste ho has aided m
perverting, and fills his columns with trash
conveying no lessons of practical utility, is
no batter uan a school-master who should
compromise the duties of an instructor to
play the part of a buffoon ; and when hcj
should be fitting his pupils tor the important
parts they are called to act in future life,
should he qualifying thcin onlytorbe ale
house companions. - .
It is high time we should wake up to the
correction of these growing evils, and keep
the press free from corruption. It 4 one
of Freedom's priceless jewels, when ex
erting its influence for the glory of God,
and thoeoodof man. But when perverted
prostituted, bribed, it is' like tlio fallen Lu-
tier. o. C. Adcncate.
THE JEWS. , ;
The present physical, moral and social
condition of the Jews must be a niiricle.
We can come to no other conclusion. Had
they 'continued from the commencement of
the Christian era down to the present hour,
in some such national state in which we find
the Chinese, walled off from tho rest of the
human family, and by their selfishness on o
national scale, and their repulsion of alien
elements, resisting every assault from with
out in shape of hostile invasion, and from
an overpowering national pride., forbidding
tho introduction of new ana foreign customs
we should not sec so much mystery inter
woven with their existence. But this is
not their state ; far from it- Tliey are peel-
ed, and scattered, and crumbled into frag
ments ; but like broken globules oRiiuck.
silver, instinct with a coliesivjo power, ever
claiming afiiiiity, and ever ready to nmal
gamatc. Geography, arms, genius, poli.
tics and foreign help, do not explain their
existence; tune nnd climate, and customs,
equally fail to unravel it. Nono of these
are or can be the springs of tlicir perpetuity.
They have, lived under the rrgintf of every
dy nasty ; they have shared the protection
of jasi laws, the proscription of cruel ones,
and witnessed tho rise and progress of
both;, they-havc used every, tongue, and
lived in every latitude. Tlio snows of Lap.
tand have chilled, and the suns of Africa
have scorched them. They have drank of
the Tiber, theV Thames, the Jordan, the
Mississippi. - In every country, and in ev
ery degree-' of latitudeandr longitude, wo
liiHla Jew. Jt is not so wan any oiner race.
Empires the most illustrious have fallen,
and buried the men that constructed them ;
but the Jew has lived among the ruin's, a
living monument of "indestructibility. Per
secution' has unsheathed the sword. and
lighted the fagot -Papal superstition -oid
jlustem barbarism-have smote them with
uTis'pirrfiig feroc i ty ,' "pe nil I rcscf ipts a lid deep
prejudices, have visited on tlierlj most un.
righteous chastlfiemcut, ami notwithstand
ing alii Iheyirvie. Roliert Montgome.
ry, in his Messuih, thus expresses the
relative position of JluvJews:
" Empires have ittn4c-nnl kiniloinii pasard awar,
But null, apart aubliine in miwry atanda
'Ilie wrrck of Israel. ' Christ hath come and bled.
And miriclcs and agr round the cross
A holy splendor of undying truth .
Preserve; twt yet their pining spirit looks
For that unrisen Sun which prophets hail'd.
And when I view him in the garb of wo,
A wandi-rinff outcast by the world disowned.
The haggard, lost, and long oppressed Jew,
'His blood r, ox is' through my spirit rolls
In fearful echo from a nation's lips. .
Remembered Zion! sliU for thee await ,
A future teeming with triumphal sounds
And shape of glory." . -
. Like their own hush on Mount Horeb,
Israel has continued in tlio flames, but un-
cousumed. Tliey arc the nrisUx-raey of
Scripture, reft of their coronets- princes
i' i T..u. 1l...l
in Oegrooaiiou -a uuo louian, a un uaii,
Spartan, an Atheniun, a. Roman, are
names known in history only; their shad-
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ows alone haunt tnc w oriu unu uicser on
its tablets. A Jew walks every street,
dwells in every capital, traverses every ex-
.hernonotony ot the
nations of the earth. The race has inherit
ed the heir-loom of immortality, incapable
of extinction or amalgamation. Like stream-
lets from a common head, and ewnpused of
waters of a peculiar nature they have (lowed
along every stream, without blending with
it. receiving lis colorants flavor, and tra
versed the surlace "of tho Globe,, and the
lapse of many centuries, peculiar, distinct',
alone. Tho Jewish raeo, at this day, is
nerhans the most striking seal of the ba-
crcd Oraeks. ' Thf.wU Jio. pi?wibihtyol
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accounting for tlieir perpetual isolation,
Uieir diuifCssedhtnv dirtiiKA bcinga 8 ny
grounds save those revealed in 'the records
. . i. . , ,
of truth. Their oggregatc ami lnutvuniai
character is as remarkable as tlicir circum
stances. Meanness the most abject, and
pride the niost overbearing the degrade
tion of helots, and y t a conscious and
manifested sense of the dignity of a royal
priesthood crouching, cozening, squeez-
ng, grasping, on the, exchange, in theslioj
ialht world t with nothing too low for them
to do, or too dirty ', Hrprofitabte, for theni
to pick up ;- and hotw ithstanding in the
synagogues, looking oacK along nrnny
thousand years to on anccsjry, beside
which that of our peers and princes is but
of yesterday,; regarding justly, Abraham,
Isaac. awLJacob as their gn-at progcnitbrS,
ind pressing forward, on the Wings of faith
anl hope aod promise.no a long-expected
day when they. now kings and princes in
Iisgulse: shall become so indeed by a man.
ifestation tho most glorious, in a dispensa.
tion the most sublime. Ihe people are a
pcnwtiial miracle a living echo of Heav
en's holy tones prolonged from generation
Dbeadful accident. Dr. David Pal
mer, while lecturing on chemistry at Pitts-'
field, Mass., on Monday week, accidentally
inhaled some concentrated sulpliuric acid,
through a defect.in his apparatus. He was
rendered unable to breathe through his
mouth or nose, bu by an incision into the
windpipe, his life had been preserved down
totlie last dates. '
Ninetv-six" thousand muskets liavc been
manufactured at tlic national armorj, at
Springfield, Mass., within the past seven
years and are now stored there against
the time that Uncle bam shall have occa
sion to use them against his enemies.
A man in Boston:, the other ) day, by
the name of Notion, named his "yourjgest
son and Iwir, Boston, and the little wretch
is now a Boston Notion for life.? Was'nt
tliat a curious, notion ? 1 " L
, STORY OF REAL LIFE.
The New York Sun relates the follow
ing: , -
A physician of respectability ', who for
mcrJy resided in this city, died a few "years
since, leaving an only daughter, who was
at that time about fourteen years of age.
AH our citizens engaged in business, have
fell the effects of the reaction produced by
the rnad spirit of speculation in which all
our enterprises were pursued; but upon
him .more particularly fell its heaviest,
weight". His whole, fortune was rt stakp;
and the calamity swept away almost gycry
vestige of his forincr competency.
The motlier of the j'eung lady had dictf
some years previous, and, by the decease
of her father, she was lierselt in a large
city "without a cent, nnd almost without a
friend. 1 he young lady received from
strangers all tlie5 sympathy which such a
case would call forth, but few or none al.
lowed tlieif feelings to interfere with their
interests; she was consequently obiged to
resort.tooiieof the many ways which this
city affords to females to obtain a scanty
subsistence. She at first procured work
from a tailoring establishment, but being
unused to applying to any occupation, she
could scared v earn, enough to support ria3
tUrC. v.. . ! . Z. irr: . --'-vV"
After a short time, a lady who had ob
served the difficulties tinderwhich she strug
gled , proposed to her That shc slieulilbresidc
with her and perforin the domestic dhties of
the house. Conscious of her inexperience
and of the many dangers to w hich her situ
ation exposed licif, slie coasentcd, and has
continued to fiilfjl the duties of a domestic
until tnc present rnomeni.
,' A few months since, news arrived from
England that the subject of our story had
become heiress to twiity-fivc thousand
pounds sterling, by t'ne deceaso of a distant
relative. I Ieretol'orfc shehHil been entirely
and, contrary to tho effect w hich such on
unexpected g.-xd fortune generally pro
duces, slid received the huwh of the change
in her afliiirswithsuch motleration,.that uo
eflort was mridc on licr part toclnini and got
possession of her property. A reverend
gentleman, well know n as the piistor of one
of our inoft respectaUe churches in the
central portion of the city, and who had
noticed the young lady, enme to the know
ledge of the fact, and, at her suggestion ,
immediately engaged prtssngo in a steaiii.
ship, and is at present actively engaged in
proving his protege's claim, and making the
necessary a rrani'-incnts to place her for
tune entirely within her control. The young
lady is about the age of 19, possessed of
sorue considerable personal attractions,
wliidh-are visible, despite of her humble
occupation, w ith 'an education by no 1niiw4oniniercial prosperity which nothing can
slenler; and with a disposition calculated
to endear her to her acquaintances, she
bids fair to yet occupy a station w hich will
alfordher .mind an opportunity to reflect its
virtues to a greater extent than in her late
humble circumstances she could have anti
cipated. 7 Kon'l le. a Nun ; or, the XauticOi ad
ventures of young Lady. A singularly
Ilomanticolfiiir has just been brought to our
(notice, namely, that ot a lemale sailor
having arnveo here sortie tiaySTago-mJlic
ship uuccephalus. We understand that
she is a' very comely interesting girl of
eighteen , the daughter of a British olliccr,
and related to an English nobleman, who
having the misfortune to loose her mother
at tin early age, was placed in an English
convent, with the viewultimotely of taking
"tbc-vl.-WhiJstJaboajdcT in this- place-,
she, for the sake of her health, visitcdocca
sioiially sme friend in the neighborhood,
where in the house of onp, she first met the
object of her attachment, now an officer in
one of the native regiments. Subscquent-
Llyshc was" consigned to a convent in Dublin
to the end thut slie should take the veil.
Here she remained some months; but resis-
ting every anruint nt to induce her to do
so, privation, sullering, and cruel treatment
at the hands of the lady superior were her
lot f -slie-fell hick-and m;scyiiyeydjon
hospital, whence, thruugh the connivance
of a young English lady, an inmate of the
convent, who supplied her with the means,
she made her escape in the disguise of a
boy, and forrned the romantic resolution ol
coining out to Bombay, hi search of the
young oflicer-4bove iiientioiied.JiWojrare
told it would occupy a. volume were we-to
recount all her, wanderings, and the snffrr
ings and privations of the poor young crea
ture in her endeavors to get on board a ship
bound for Bombay. This at last she ac
complished. A few days after the ship
sailed, " the strange boy,' on being ques
lioneti by, the captain whence be came,
proved to bo a ymujg lady ; a cabin was
humanely allotted to her at once, and she
was treated exactly as a lady passenger."
- "Truth is strange lrangcr than fiction.",,
and hero is romance iu real fife that dripi
dedly elucidates the saying of the wet
We understand that this young lady's histo
ry lias excited considerable interest nnd ad
miration among tlic society of Bombay.
Probably the whole ample page of fiction
could not present an instance of greater de
termination arid constancy than is exem
plified by this case. Bombay Times.
-4 .- - i :
Anold fellow who was saddled w ith an
ill-natured rib, being ' visited bvhis pastor,
the latter assured him that he could not Ikj
a good christian unless he toolrtfp his daily
cross i whereat lie caught up bis wife and
began lugging her about the room... 1 .
Sunday Morning Atlas. ;
BRITISH TORY OPINIONS OF VAN
Aa f bo Administration press has recent,
fy been very busy quoting the orjijiiona of
anonymous foreign correspondeiiis in res
pect to tho party contests now waging in
this country, and continual and reiterated
chaages are rung upon the old, stale and
"Britisli gold." Under these circumstan
ces, it may not be unbecoming to quote
some of the opinions of Britisli Tories of
the tendencies of the policy of the party,
and that our readers may see what thor
ough bred monarchists thinkof the cliar.
acter and acts of our democratic President ,
We commend the following article from ,a
high toned British Tory paper to our read,
From the London St. Jamet Chronicle.
The people of England may learn a
lesson of Republicanism from its most bril.
limit specimen, the Government of the Uui.
ted Suites. Jt has proved a splendid failure.
Van Buren, who lias learned many useful ;
tactics in this country, will bring the
democrats 'round to a ratiimnl jnuim tf
ovuAivoa uia-iiiBua Ajiiusu i ii uuv iijO aiiu
Monarclual obedience. Democracy is tho
best and most powerful lever in the world
if pressed judiciously. Monarchies have
how upset by it;: but fljany more have been
established by it " Vah lluren is said tohc
a nou-talentcd manbut hc knows human
nature he knows his countrymen, too,
and has laid therihcst train tlmt ever was
conceived. He has prevailed upon tho
Kpularoid President to set uu. example of
absolutism and independence, which per
haps no other man in that country would
have attempted. He will ultimately, mildly
nnd fniitiikiiNlv In it hnvincr tlm unntirtrf nT
the democracy, ho will undoubtedly sue
ceed in bringing the whole Union tmdertlMi
sway of a ' few. enlarged and cultivated
minds which arc the source of stability and
MtkmiUXlUlQm&X, llic people can-
not govern themselves any more than a
public school can govern itself without the
sujierintendapco of a master. It must be
merely an increase round of tiuiior and
contention. We have now more hope for t
America than wo ever had since her. Dc.j
claration' of Independence. Mr. Van Bu
ren has succeeded in running down a
national bank, which was the mart formid
able obstacle of Executive control, and has
collected the reins pf a good team of State
institutions, which will draw well together
and bear him upwards like the steeds of
Pegasus. The Republic of ho Unit,
States, like that of Venice, will become an
oligarchy; but it will be, unless we are
mistaken, a' mot enduring one. It "will
not, like Venice j become a splendid ruin
of palaces ; for it has .arterial springs of
paralyze, and which do not depend upon the
diseased stomachs of Europe lbr"a healthful
action. For fifty years or more, it will x
a clever oligarchy, and then the people will
wisely and cheerfully consent-to its becotn-1
ing a limited monarchy. Van Buren, we
believe, has a son or two, and he will prob.
ably establish a sound and useful dynasty
for that great continent
Although we do not agree with the above
writer in his opinion of the case in which
this change could be effected by Mr. Van
Buren, however much ho might desire it,
we have no doubt that tlic tastes tor royalty
which this writer thinks hc sees in tho
actions and measures of tlic administration,
may have caused him to think that 44 the
wish might prove the father of the attempt"
The writer is evidently, from what hc has
observed of the policy of the present incum
bent led .tojiope. that monarchy may Le tho
rcsu t ol our experiment m lree government.
The following extract from another English
Trtw rmiifll' ttntrfinl Il..rilt.l .VulkadL'S
X UI V ) Hi, j i,i,,ii., ...i.-..,
the light in which the 6ncmits of free.inst!.
tutions view the Sub-treasury and standing
Army bills it shows what the Whigs fear,
but" which the foreign aristocrat hopes, may
prove powerful instruments for the, over-Throw-of
our institutions : !
From the Montreal Herald
4 'The People of the United States may
wince as much as they please, but it is not
IU UV UCI,J1IUM UI, "' ...... M II
destiny is now in the hands of the individual
to vliom this article alludes.
1 o tnc possession oi mc swora, i resi
dent Van Buren has now; by the indepen.
dent SubJreasury late, added that of tho
purse, and if any further disclosures of his
intentions are required, look for ono
moment at his recommendation, to the last
Congress, of a standing army of two" hun.
drcd llwusaml men! Having-one. half. of...
this disposable force in constant semce,
commanded by officers of his own creating,
and himself commander-in-chief; possessed,
too, of a civil Ixxry -guard numbering forty
thousand office-holders, and aided by the
monied power, Van Buren may laugh at
his opponents, and the result wiio can
JUUICIOUS tllairiwilioiiwi niR.ua luitu
o what arc called the Whig States, will
enablcthe PrcsidenJ cither by votes to con.
trol the elections at the polls, or to enforce
41 Our Republican neighbors, therefore,
may as well prepare for the change, should
Van Buren be ejected for tlic second time."
Thanks to an ovcr-mlyig. Providence,
our destiny is not yet in the handsof tho
individual referred to ant we can assure
the Montreal man that he will never live to
sec the consummation he so ardently desires
the destruction of our Republic and tlic es
tablishment of a rjionarchy on our soil. It
is too freshly andj deeply imbued with the
blood of freemen to take kind'v the rnot of