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From the Xev- York Evening Post.
By J R- Sutermeister.
Give not to mc the wreath of green,
The blooming vase of flowers;
They breathe of joy which once
Of gone an faded hours!
I cannot love the rose, tho rich
Its beauty will not last;
The early blight hath past
The yellow buds,givc them to rest
Where life is failing fast!
Take far from me the wine cup
In hours of revelry,
It suits glad brows and bosoms light:
It is not meet forme!
Oh ! I can pledge the heart no more,
I oledered m hours gone by;
Sorrow hath touch'd mv bosom's
And I am left to die!
Give me to drink of Lethe's wave,
Give me the lone and silent grave,
O'erwhich the night winds sigh.
Wake not upon my tuneless ear
Soft music's stealing strain:
It cannot soothe it cannot cheer
This anguished heart again!
But place the iEolian harp upon
The tomb of her I love:
There, when heaven shrouds the
Mv weary steps will rove,
While o'er its chords night pours
To list the serenade of death,
Her silent bourne above!
Give. me to seek the lonely tomb,
Where sleeps the sainted dead,
Now the pale nightfall throws its
Above the narrow bed!
There, while the winds which
O'er the harpstrings are dri v'n;
And the funeral soul of song
Upon the air is giv'n,
O ! let my faint and parting breath,
Be mingl'd with that song of death,
And flee with it to heav'n!
From the Chester Chronicle.
LIFE OF AN EDITOR.
The life of an Editor is worse than
Close study has brought many men
to their graves;
For the good of mankind they em
ploy every hour,
Oft despised by the world,
call'd crusty and sour:
Oh! the life of an Editor is worse
than a slave's.
Their heads must be cramm'd like
a booth in a fair,
And, like barbers must suit every
man to a hair;
And when, which is frequent, in-
volv'd in dispute,
They must flourish away, their foe
Dithyrambics and Iambics,
Any weight-from Pennyweight
Mechanism Cause of Schism,
Oh! the life of an Editor is worse
than a slave's.
For sundry sorts of people.
1. When you go to mcetinsr,
always wait round the doors of
the meeting house till the ser
vice has been commenced it is
an excellent time and place to
learn news and see fashions.
2. Never apply the sermon to
3-ourself, but to your neighbors
ri At I
o. Always piay witn your
watch-chain, particularly in the
presence of ladies.
4. Gentlemen .would do wel
in company, to sit in a position
approaching the horizontal; this
will aid the circulations, and
i save . the. blood the trou Die 01
running up hill.
5. Private scandal and tattling
ouo-ht to be practised and en
couraged; they give relish to
conversation, keep people on
their guard, and preserve alive
a proper sense of our rights and
privileges; besides, there should
be no secrets in a Republican
6. It is an old nrovcrb, "If
you wish to make a person hon
est, convince him that you think
so." Therefore, if a gentleman
calls a lady an angel, she should
by all means believe him; he
will then treat her accordingly,
and the will probably become
7. N ever encourage the prac-1
tice of hospitality, as it has s.Stcam. Mr. Perkins, whose
manifest tendency to injure ta-j inventions in the engraving of
vern-keepers. steel, and improvements in the
8. As man is lor d of the crea-i construction of steam-engines,
tion, and woman the lady of it, j arc well known, has brought to
one has as good a right to go-j perfection a branch of art, on
vcrn as the other: hence, if bus-1 which there may be somediffer
band and wife cannot agree, ience of opinion that of the
their ri-ht and duty to
clare war against each other, and
hppcal to arms as other indepen
dent powers are in the habit of
Hatching fish. The news
papers have described, as a mat
ter of wonder, the process a
dopting by a Mr. Barlow, for
hatching eggs, but in which
there is in reality nothing new
or surprising, the process hav
ing been long known and prac
tised in the East.
ing account of the mode of ers well remember, and none,
hatching fish, will he allowed, j we presume, are ignorant, Gen.
perhaps, to be a little more ex-(Hull was the Commander. His
traordinary. The Chinese fish-. 'campaign was closed by what
ermcn collect with care, on the: was considered, at the time, a
margin and surface of the water, disgraceful surrender of the Post
all those gelatinous matters that1 of Detroit, by which his whole
contain the spawn offish. Af-jarmy became prisoners of war.
ter they have found a sufficient! He was himself carried prisoner
quantity, they fill with it the ! to Montreal, ano1, on being ex
shell of a fresh hen-egg, which 1 changed, was tried by a Court
they have previously emptied, martial, and sentenced to be
stop up the hole, and put it
der a sitting foivl. At the ex-
piration of a certain number of
days, they break the shell in wa-
ter, warmed by the sun. The
young fish are presently hatch-'ter of a historian of that disas
ed, and are kept in pure fresh jtrous campaign.
water till they are large enough
to be thrown in the pond with j
the old fish. ia
Dandyism. Wm. Jackson
was brought up under the statute
charged with having obtained
pods under false pretences.
ackson had purchased several!
suits of clothes, had hired gigs,; the government. The indivi
and was by all accounts a spark! duals who made this fortunate
ot the lirst water. One of the
devices he nlavcd off was toinurnose of entering the land. Cat
x j '
catch the manners living as
they rise." Iking named Jack-
sdn, he enquired me out certain j
tavern keepers known to be
friendly to Gen. Jackson for
resident. On these he billet
ted himself for a week or so, as
relative or namesake of the
General's, but they soon smo
ked him out of the camp. 1 he
tailors, however desirous of re-
their cloths, had him
stripped. His tippy coat, his
blue silk sham, his cossack pan
taloons, his corsetts and sham
my gloves, were all restored;
and Jackson was caparisoned in
his own natural homespun pep
per and salt clothes, and a wool
hat, and a very different figure
he cut, verifying the old pro
verb that "fine feathers make
fine birds." New-York Mv.
Discoveries in the Moon.
Professor Gruithuiscn, in Mu
nich, whose selenognostic re
searches are known to the learn
ed from Bode's Astronomical
Calendar, and other writings,
has spoken in that Calendared
in one of his works, ofthedis-
co very which his extremely
quick sight, aided by a good te
lescope of Fraiienhofcrs ma
king, has been enabled to make
of a colossal building, situated
near the Equator of the Mocrr,
resembling a fortress, with strait
ramparts, which are
like the lateral fibres of an alder
leaf. We now learn that he has
also discovered a great many re
gularly made roads, alterations
evidently made by art, in natu
ral walls, the clearest traces of
cultivation on the surface of the
Moon, (which Schroeber affirms
to exist,) and several other indi
cations of rational beings in that
Discharge of Cannon by
de-jmore speedy destruction ol our
species. I he apparatus is said
to be capable of discharging 100
balls per minute, or in fact, as
fast as they can be put into feed
ers, and the gun-barrel is made
to turn in any direction.
Hull's Campaign. Gen.
Wm. Hull has commenced, in
the Boston newspapers, a series
of letters, entitled "Memoirs of
the Campaign of the North-western
army, in the year 181 2."
Of that army, most of our read
im-'shot. By the clemency of the
Executive, his forfeit was for-
given him; and now, after the
lapse of twelve years, he comes
before the world in the charac-
Gold Mines. -A letter from
jrentleman in Parke county.
Indiana, contains the following
information: "It was told mc
yesterday, that there had just
been discovered, in this county,
-an extensive body of Gold and
Silver ore, on land belonging to
'discovery, have departed lor the
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Gold Coins. For two or
three months past we are infor
med the Bank of the United
States has, at some pains, been
putting into circulation, in pa--
mcnts to the Members of Con-
(Trocc -Tnt.ilm?.. !
principally, an unusual quantity
of the smaller Gold Coins of the
Union, consisting of Quarter
and Half Eagles. We are rlad
of this, as it increases the pro
portion of the most handy and
u:r.,i r . ...
UMUUIU1 our coins, and will
eventually contribute to the con
venience of the community at
large, as well as to that of the
individuals for whose accommo
dation the Bank has taken the
trouble. Nat. Int.
Land Carriages. A youn
gentleman of this city, (says the
Boston Palladium,) after twelve
months study and experiments,
has accomplished that great de
sideratum, the unexceptionable
application of an elastic power
to the propelling of land car
riages. We have been favored
with a sight of this engine in
operation, and from the novel,
scientific and economical princi
ples 'upon which it is founded,
we cannot doubt of its complete
A 10 horse power engine may
now be made to weigh from 1 to
200 pounds,occupying the space
of a child, at the prime cost of
5150, and working at an ex
pense proportionably advanta
geous. In fact it seems to com
bine the use of the greatest pow
er, with perfect safety in the
least possible space and weight.
ing invective of one Fisher, was
directed against no less a man
than the celebrated Dr. John
Owen, Dean of Christ Church:
"Thou fiery fighter, and green
headed trumpeter; thou hedge
hog, and grinning dog; thou bas
tard, that tumbled out of the
mouth of the Babylonish bawd;
thou tinker; thou lizard; thou
bell of no rattle, but the tone of
a kettle; thou wheelbarrow;
thou whirligig; 0 thou fire
brand; thou adder and scorpion;
thcu louse; thou cowdung;thou
modn-calf; thou ragged tatterde-.
malion; thou Judas; thou livest
in philosophy and logic, which
are of the Devil." Lon. paper.
Death. When Dr. Franklin
had approached to the very
close of his life, he reasoned thus
coolly with a friend: "Death
is as necessary to the constitu
tion as sleep, we shall rise as re
freshed in the morning. The
course of nature must soon put
a period to my present mode of
existence. 'I his I shall submit
to with less regret, as having
seen during a long life, a goad
deal of this world, I feel a grow
ing curiosity to become ac
quainted with some other. I
can with cheerful confidence re
sign my spirit to the conduct of
that great and good parent of
mankind, who created it, and
vvho has so graciously protected
me from my birth to the pre
HAVING qualified, at Halifax
February session, 1824, as Ex
ecutor to the last will and- testa
ment of the late JOHN WILKES,
deceased, this is hereby to notify all
persons who have any claims or de
mands against the estate of the said
John Wilkes, that they present
them duly authenticated for pay
ment, within the "time prescribed
by law, otherwise this notice will
be plead in barr of their recover)-.
Those who are indebted will make
payment without delav. as the cs
tate will not admit of indulgence.
Henry Iv tikes,
Ex'r of John Wilkes, dee'd.
Halifax, 30th April, 1824 rtf
LANDS r NKUHOES
OX the 3d Monday of June, 1824,
at the Court-house in Halifax.
will be exposed to public sale,. pur
suant 10 tne last will and testament
of the late John Wilkes, all the re
sidue of his estate, "both real and
personal, consisting of
Nine likely young NEGROES,
mostly fellows and boys.
The TRACT OF LAND and
the premises, whereon the said
John Wilkes did live, near Roa
noke river, adjoining the lands of
James . Johnston and others, ly
ing on Conoconary, and the road
leading from Halifax to Pollock's
rerry, said to contain 153 acres,
having: thereon the necessarv im
provements for a small family
une other 1 KAu 1 , not far off,
in the Piney woods, adjoining the
lands of Mrs. Fort, and others, and
lying on the road from Pollock's
Ferry to Tarbcrough, and is well
timbered, said to contain 570 acres.
Terms will be made known on
the day of sale.
Ex'r of John Wilkes, dee'd.
Halifax, 30th April, 1824. 7-rt
- , PROPOSALS,
"By Paste ur JFalson ,
For publishing a periodical paper
Of Science and Literature,
By Qbed Orrery, Esq,
Leaning on the arm of Novelty
Yet friendly to the best pursuits of
Friendly to thought, to virtue, and
to peace. Cowier.
Upon offering the projected
publication to the patronao-o nf
their fellow citizens, Pasteur S?
Watson are aware ot the mani
tude of the attempt; butlhevni
also aware that there is no na
per in the State, exclusively de
voted'to literature, and they be
lieve that the taste of North
Carolina needs but the offerine
of the collation, to meet with
acceptance. Under these con
siderations, they confidentlv
present this prospectus.
For himself, Mr. Orrery
would observe, that he is not ig
norant of the difficulty of the
task he undertakes. He is sen
siblc that ho must vary his lucu
brations to meet the versatility
of taste so predominant in man
kind, and that he must, in some
degree, be alfthings to all men.
He is also perfectly sensible Aat
many Editors arc apt to promise
more than they eventually per
form.. They promise to present
nothing but, the utile dulci; to
cull nothing but the choicest
flovvrcts from the luxuriant par
terres of Literature; and too oft
en exhaust their whole stock of
erudition in manufacturing .1
flaming prospectus that shall
swell their .subscription list.
Now, Obed has determined
to avoid this course, that he may
not subject himself to subse
quent censure; thinking it pre
ferable lo perform, and not to
promise, than to promise and
not perform.. Therefore, his
work shall speak for itself. In
aid of his undertaking, he soli
cits the laudable assistance of
men of talents.and leisure; and
assures the Ladies, that the
flowers they may weave into a
literary garland, shall receive
primary attention, although it
must be distinctly understood
by all, that their communica
tions are- to be subject to the dis
cretion of Mr. Orrery.
Biography, so entertaining
and so useful in teaching us to
avoid the . roeks of error on
winch others have been wreck
ed, shall hold a distinguished
place in the Cabinet. Ameri
can ' biography shall have the
Religious and Moral essays
essays on Agriculture and
the Sciences will be alwavs nr-
Works of Fancy, that incul
cate virtue and substantiate pu
rity; and JVit and Humor, will
be properly attended to. In
short, Mr. 0.s attention will
be directed to the procuring a
pleasing variety that may suit
uiu variety ot mental appetites,
and, at the same time, give "ar
dor to virtue, and confidence to
No political discussions can be
admitted into our Cabinet; for,
as we arc devoted to literature,
All politicians from us we debar,
We'll be rone ourselves, nor abuse
those who are.
The Carolina Cabinet will be
published weekly, in quarto form,
on medium paper of a good qualitv,
and on new type. "
Subscription, Tliree Dollars per
year, half to be paid on receipt of
the first number, which will be is
sued as soon as the subscription wDl
authorize the undertaking;
JSSf March 27, 1824.
jZr Subscriptions received
at this office.