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LIFE IS ONLY TO BE VALUED AS it IS USEFULLY EMPLOYED.
; ASHIlpILNORro. CAKOI0 FRIMY MORNING, FEBRUlRy 12, 1841.
TZfimk J. ROBERTS, EDITOBS,
.. ..un cvKitr rftfDAT.
k published at Two
j Fiftf Cent per """.-
' hidnnM. or
MXthVf.i,J Tweaty.Jlve w-
r murtta port paid.
1 drikin traitor courage m - -,
traitor courage in
a lady ,
i,ha French metropolis
bB.rn , ..Unto. it hot far from the
Bwf S-iTlie family consist onlyof
w . . , : .:r . i-hi rf About a vear
: 'iHrvant. In the little town
ihfl mo-tperiect somuuo re.gi
.ndi. completely hidden oy trees.
Skft be? in the moi oing to visit a friend
m ,ht miles off. and as be ex.
ZZi to bring home a considerable sum of
r . ..3 ,ni,n .he usual Drecautions
rfStafhiiMclf- with a Pair of pistofa.
it ix o'clock, the lady went unto
i room to put the child to bed. Her
wsrtment was a lnrgeroorn on the first
(Lor. filled up on one aide by on oa ma,
I..J.i.:m.v. And on the other by a doep
ami (nacioui alcove, near which, stood her
w I mi. . !!. MHa rrlnAmtf
Wants cradle. nmiig - -v
00. cold and dnrk, and every now and then
adath of rain beat against tho gotnic win.
j . TKn in the crarden bowed to
,ha wind, their bronchos enraa sweeping
millUSI .lit LMVIHVii'l - - "
..umnni i in snort. 11 was
' P . . iii. ..i:..1a Af tin. mnminn
niclit in wmcn u suwuuh
. l . I mn UnnliAllf fhnn
vu more cotnuieio auu
bwoL ' Madame Aubrey sat down on a
wminwrtha fire, which by its sud.
(Jen flashes, cast an uncertain tight overthe
.,rtmnn. throwinff its antique carvings
tod mouldings by turn Tnto brighter relief
or deeper shade. Hue naa ner cnuuon usr
lap, and had just finished preparing it or
the cradle. She cast her eyes towards the
alcove to see if the cradle was ready to re
ceive its Utile occupant, whoso .eyes were
alreadycloscd. . Just then the fire flashed up
brightly and fhrew a strong light on the al
cove, bf which the lady discovered ft pair
of feet, cased in heavy nailed allocs, poop
ing out under the curtain in front of the
bed. A thousand thoughts passed through
bar mind in an instant., Tber person hid
dco there was a thief, perhaps an assassin,
that was clear. She hud no protection, no
aid at hnnd. Her husband was sot to re
tarn till eight, at soonest, and it was- now
enly half past si, What was to be done !
She did opt utter a single cry, nor even
start from her scat. The servant girl pro.-
bably would not have had such presence of
a-TS robher DrobabiaWtoT4!!arclM
main quiet where ho was till rgidnight and
thro seize the money her husband was to
brin? vith him. But if he should find be
. ... .M, :j!v, . mA I
was discovered, and that there was no one
is the house but two women, he would not
foil to leave his hiding place, and secure
their silence by murdering them. Besides,
might not the girl be the robber's accom.
plica? Several slight causes of suspicion
occurred to her at once, and all these re
flections passed through her mind in less
time than we tako to write them. She de
cided at once what she would do, which
was to send the girl out of the room.
M Yoa know that dish my husband likes,"
said she, without betraying her alarm by
the least change In the tone of her voice,
"I ought to have remembered to have got
it ready for bis supper ; go down stairs and
ee about it at once." i
" M Docs midam require my help here as
he generally docsl" - . 7 -
' No, no, I will attgnd to every thing
myself. I know my husband would be dis
pleased if he was to come "home after his
ride, in such bad weather , and, not find sup
' por rcady.n . .. : . .- '(
After some delays, which increased in
the lady's mind that suspicion, she was for
ced to conceal, the girl left the room. ' The
noise of her steps on the stairs died awav
BTradlinilir nA M..m 4 ..1 lA .Iaiui
, j pm ...liuuiii nuuicy noaiuiiuiiv
ner cniw, with those feet, too, motion
less at their post, still neenin? out under the
c"!?in- - t kept by thq. firewhit herj
Chllf nn ln. 1 . .... . 1
' 'up, coDiinuing to caress 11,
J" un? o it almost mechanically. The
child cried, it wanted to be put to bed, but
its cradle was near the lilcove and, near
wpse dieadful feet how could she find
courage to go near them 1, At last she
made a violent effort Come, my child,"
- he and get up.. Hardly able to
toad erect, she walked towards the alcove,
cse to the robber. " She put the child in
'cradle, singing it to sleep as usual.
We may imagine bow much inclination
ahe bad to sing. : When the.child fell asleep
he left it and resumed her wat by the fire.
She did not dare leave the room :. it would
arouse the suspicions of the robber, and of
gin, probably his accomplice." Besides
could not bear Jtho thought of leaving
her child, even if it was to purchase her
own safety. The clock pointed to seven.
--An hour yet, a whole hour, before her
hasband would come. Her eyes were fix.
ed on those feet which threatened her with
death at any moment,-with a fascination.
The deepest silence reigned in the room.
-Tbc Infant slept quietly. (We do. not
know whether an Amazon, in her nlaee
would have been bold enough to try a strug
gle with the robber, " Madame Aubrey had
no arms Desiues, sue had do claim to val
or, but only to that passive courage found
ed on reflection, which, is rarer of the two,
Every few minutes she would hear a
noise in the garden. . In that ooise. a ray
of hope shone on her for a moment it was
her husband, it was her deliverer! But
no, it was only the wind and rain', or the
shutters screaking. What an age every
minute seemed to her." Oh t heavens! the
feet moved ! Does the thief mean to leave
T - a '
his place! .No. It was only a slight, pro-1
oaoiy invoiuniary movement, to ease him.
self by changing his position. The clock
strikes only once, it is the half hour only
and theclockis'Too fast "besides niow
mucn anguisu dxjw many silent, prayers
in these trying minutes! She took up a
book of devotion and tried to read, but ner
eyes wouia wanqer irom toe page to ux
upon those, heavy shoes. All at once
thought arose that chilled her, very heart.
Suppose her husband should not come.
The weather is stormy, and he has. rcla
tivesin the village be went to' Perhaps
they have' persuaded him it was unsafe to
A I ' I . f.i - , .
iravei at nigni wiui so largo sum 01 mo.
ney about him t perhaps they have forced
him with friendly violence to yield to their
invitations to wait till morning. It is atri
king eightand nobody comes. - The idea
we have alluded to, appears to be more and
more probable. Alter two hours of such
agony, the unhappy lady, whose courage
had been kept by the hope of final rescue,
feels her strength and hope foil her. She
soon hears a noise under the window, and
istens doubtfully. 11ns time she is not
mistaken. 1 The heavy out door. creaks on
the hmges, and shuts with clamor; a well
known step is heard on the stairs, and a
man enters a tall, stout man It is he, it
is he I At that moment, if be had been
the worst of husbunds he would have been
perfection in his wife's eyes. He had only
taken off his wet cloak and put away his
pistols, and delighted at seeing what he
mMtJpyes on earthopens his arms to em
brace his wife. She elapsed him, convul
sivoly.but in a moment recovering her self
possession, put her fingers on her lips, and
pointf to the two Icct under the curtain.
If M. Aubrey had wanted presence of
mind, he would not have deserved to be the
husband of such a woman. He made a
light gesture to show that he understood
her, and said aloud, " Excuse nW, my dear,
Jeft too money down stairs ; 111 be back
n two minutes. .Within that time he re
turned, pistol in hand. lie looks at the
priming, walks to the alcove, stoops and
while the fore-fiugerof the right hand is on
the trigger, with the other hand seizes one
of the feet? and cries in a voice of thunder,
Surrender, or you're a dead man T He
drags by the fee into, the middle of the
room a man of most ill-favored aspect,
crouching low to avoid the pistol which was
held within an inch of his head. -He is
lie eoDJcssed that the girl was his accom
plice, and told him M. Aubrey would bring
large sum borne at night, nothing re
mains now but to give them over to the au
thorities. Madame Aubrey asked her hus
band to pardon them, but tho voice of duty
is larger than that of pity. When Aubrey
heard from his wife all she had gone through,
he could only say, " who .would Jhave
thousrht vou so courageous !" But in spite
of her courage, she was attacked that night
with a violent nervous -fever . and did . .not
get over her heroism for several days. N,
Vaxieties of Flowers. There
dispersed over the surface of the. globe
pwards of 40,000 distinct species or
plants which bear flowers ; and from
the number of new species which have in
comparatively recent times,, rewarded the
abors of collectors, we cannot suppose
that the entire number, or any thing ap-
Droachinc to U is yet known, even to
those best skilled in plants. The vast num-
ber of flowers producing vegetable is vari
ously distributed over the globe ; in its dif
ferent regions according to its several lati
tudes, climates and characters of soil. In
this respect the usual estimate is.that there
are upwards of 19,000 flowering' plants na-
tives of the interior tropical parts ot Atner.
ica. and consideraDlyTnore thanrB,1
tropical Africa. In Australia, and the nu
merous Islands with;jvhichthe ex
panse"of the-Pacific is- studded, either
within the tropics or not very far without
them, there are. about 5,000 species al
ready known, though some of the largest
and most tropical of those Islands have,
been but imperfectly explored. Temper
ate America, in both hemispheres contains
about 4,000; temperate Asia about 2,000;
and Europe, which lies wholly within the
temperate zone, contains at least "7,000
distinct species of plants which bear flow
ers. Well BtfaiEsouBD. A New York pa
per ridiculinz the common practice of exon-
e rating the drivers of vehicles from blame
wben they drive over children, adds the ml
lowing: Fifteen children were lately run
over consecutively, inthjS'ttrfeet of a, wes
tern town. No blame can be attached to
the driver, as he says he was in a great
hurry. to reach the steamboat landing with
his passengers. Great credit is due to tne
driver thai he did not turn out of his way
to go over a number of children who stood
in a side street
An excelleat chlin aster.
The Boston correspondent of tlie New
York Journal of Commerce, tells tiie ..fol
lowing capital story of ft N. York School.
master, whose perseverance and fertility of
resources, must nave mtca nlra for open
tions on an extended scale ! r
I heard one of your committees interfer.
ins with a vengeance and turninir out a
schoolmaster for committing enormities in
tno way of illustrating his lessons. It an.
pears that he had enlisted the feelings of
nis pupils in natural philosophy, and tried
to get somcMpnaratus. but was told do the
teaching and leave the nonsense. But, no
thing daunted, he got some apparatus hint,
self, and told the boys if they would bring
rum a mouse or two the next day, he would
snow them tho etlccts of nitrogen gas upon
them: The next day, camo in great wrath
the committee, to reprovo him, because,
forsooth, the boys, in their eagerness to
learn, had been up all night trying to catch
mice for their master, and disturbing their
houses! : He promised to do better, but
wlien he came to astronomy he committed
a more atrocious crime for being deficient
of an orrery, he took the bigzest boy in
school, and placing him in the middle for
the sun, told hi.n how to turn round and
round slowly upon his axis, as the sun did;
then he placed a little fellow for Mercury.
next to him, then a girt for Venus ; then a
representation of the Earth; tlien a fiery
utle fellow for Mara, and so on, till be got
all the planetary system arranged, and ex.
plained to each one how fast be was to go,
and haw, many times, to turn on hi buels
as he went round in his orbit
Then giving the signal, the sun com.
mchced revolving, and away went the whole
team of planets around him, each boy keep.
ing his proper distance from the centre,
trotting with the proper velocity in his orbit
and whirling around in due proportion atr
he penormea his revolution, it must have
been a rare sight, and a lesson which the
boys long retained : for do vou think, my
dear sir, that John, who represented Mer.
cury, would never forget that he had an
easy time walking round the lubber in the
centres-while Will, who represented -Her.
schell, must hove been out of breath in
scampering around his orbit ! ,
Bvt if the boys did not forget the lesson,
neither did the master;-they danced, but
he paid the piper; for, horrified, the com
mittee dismissed him at once he had been
teaching, for aught they knew, the dance
of the Turkish dervishes. "T. 7
John Buhtas. Mr. John Bunyan was
imprisoned in Bedford jail for the space of
twuivo years, for preaching the gospel of
esus Uhri8C. 1 o contribute something to
wards the support of his family, consisting
of his wife and four children, (one of which
was blind,) he employed his time while in
prison in making long tagged laces. It is
iikejy that be learned this occupation duing
his confinement, as Mrs. Bunyan observed
before ihe justices, (wben they committed
her husband to prison, that she had nothing
support her chiJdrenJBUl what she receiv.
ed from charity. nuTlrTiiirT
habitual industry, and his strong affection
for his family, which led him to work so
many hours Tor such small earnings as
were derived from this employment
The respectability of his character, and
the propriety of his conduct, appear to have
operated powerfully onthe "mind of the
jailor, who showed hiin much kindness in
permitting him to go out and visit his friends
occasionally, and once to undertake a jour
ney to Liondon: asaiao ov reposing trust
in mm. and committing the management of
ine prison wuis retro.
The following anecdote is told respecting
the jailor and Mr. Bunyan. It being known
to some of the persecuting prelates in Lon
don -that be was often out of prison, they
sent down an officer to talk with the jailor
on the subject, and in order to find him out
he was to get there in the middle of the
night. Mr. Bunyan was at home but so
restless that he could no: sleep ; he there.
uitted ltn wjfgjlhat though the jail.
or had given him liberty to stay till the
morning, yet, from his uneasiness, he must
immediately return. He did so, and the
jailor blamed him for coming at such ah
unseasonable hour. Jbany in tne morning
the Messenger came, and interrogating the
jailor, said, ' Are all the prisoners safqt"
" Yes." " Is John Bunyan safe T" " Ye."
w Let me se'Tiun." lie was1 Caltcd and
appeared; and all was well. After the
messenger was gone, the jailor, addrcsaing
Mr. Bunyan, said," well, you may poui
again just when you think proper, for you
know when to return better than I can
tell you." .
Hope. We cut the following beautiful
and graphic description of hope and its uses
from the Detroit Spirit of T'O: -
Hope is the great mainspring of virtue.
It gives' action to all animate existence. It
is the bread which feeds ambition, the incen
tive to perseverance, the compeer to virtue,
the shield to Christianity', and the only so
lace to death. If itis blighted, the pilgrim
ages of life is like a troubled sea we float
down its dark stream like the tost mariner
on the billowy deck. Aided py its cheering
hpm the immortal mina lobks beyond
time and anticipates the beauty of another
and happier existence. The beauty of the
rainbow vanishes in the storm, the meteor's
flush is but a moment, be guttering gems
of heaven will one day go out ; the sun him
self be extinguished, but the star of Hope
shines bcaotifur forever. L
l' AMtber KeaatnlsceMce.
A few days ago we published an inci
dent which occurred at the attack of .Ston
ington on the 10th of August, 1813. As
the article has been copied by papers Whose
good taste we appreciate, and as we have
nothing more interesting to offer to our
readers, we are encouraged to present to
them another recollection of the same be
After the fleet under the command of Sir
Thomas Hardy bad been fairly beaten off
Dy me littlo band or heroes at Stoniugton ;
on the fourth day of the attack, finding
that no impression could be made on tlie
battery which defended tho village; and
finding also that the militia of tho adjacent
country had assembled in such force as
would preveinTthcsstbithy of artandtng7
the Commodore withdrew his squadron
from their inglorious attack, and moving
up Fisher's Island Sound with bis whole
force, anchored off tOro!n Long Point,"
nearly opposite tho mouth of Mystic river.
and within about a milo of tlie shore.
Gen. Isham, who commanded the force
which had been collected, near Stonington
during tne four days bombardment, immc
diately on hearing that the enemy had an
chored near the mouth "of a river where a
arse amount of property Waa exposed, and
where a defenceless population would be
subjected to the incursions of the enemy,
ordered tho 8th regiment then under the
command of Col. Belcher, to proceed forth
ith from their encampment near stoning
ton, and take a position' at tho mouth of the
Mystic river. The first battalion, consist
ing of five companies, arrived at Mystic
soon after the enemy had anchored. It was
commanded by a gentleman who has since
received testimonies of tbe regard and con
fidence of bis fellow-citizens. Immediate
ly after his arrival at the point to which he
had been ordered, be met with Captain
Simeon Haley and Capt Burrows, the
former of whom had been one of that little
bond who gained immortal honor in defend,
ing tho battery at Stoniugton, and who will
always be kept in grateful remembrance
by such of his fellow-citizens as remember
the war and its incidentstbeTlatTeTx'e be
lieve also to have been oneof that brave
little company ; but of this we are not as
sured. These two gentlemen made an ar
rangement with the Commander of the de
tachment, which resulted in one of the most"
brilliant little affairs of tho war. 7
In order that the arrangement may be
understood by the reader of the present
day, it is necessary to state that during the
period while the British fleet infested the
waters of tlie Sound, all communication by
means of regular coasters was cut off, and
that flour, pork, and other heavy articles
of necessity were conveyed from place to
place along the shore, by means of a kind of
craft called " Vineyard Boats." loose
Were generally very fast sailers were
sharp at both ends like a .whale-boat, with
a great breadth of beam, enabling them to
carry about 25 barrels burthen they were
generally navigated by two men only, and
of course for safety depended on their speed
Many of thosn hnnti jrer&Jaken
from time to time during the war, with car-
goes which were very acceptable to the
Captains Haley and Burrows had such
a boat in readiness; and it was immediately
arranged between them and the Major com
manding the detachment, that they should
place on board their boat so much" ballast
as should give her tbe appearance of being
deeply laden, and proceed out from the
mouth of the river, as if bound westward ;
and that if chased by aBrifisTTbarge, they
uiiu iiib as snsM j mi k.-1 tv j i
af a point agreed bny just oittBide the-en-
-r - -...i.k. I
trance or tlie river. I his being arranged
and. the boat having started, Captain John
Barber, a brother of the commandant of
the detachment, who had by this time com
municated the plan to Col. Belcher, his com
manding officer, proceeded With thirty vol
unteers down towards the place agreed up
on ; .keeping the movements of his little
band concealed from the enemy, by march
ing through such woods and cornfields as
could be intcqwsed between bis paTtyand
the fleet, which was little more than a mile
from the shore. The ruse succeeded e
actlyas designed. AftcLpassinff out f
the river, Captains Haley and Burrows
kept close in shore, and made all sail to
tbe westward, as if anxious to escape ob
servation ; but , as they expected,' before
they passed Avery's point, a loug black
row-galley, shot out from the lee of one 61
the hips and pulled for them witbevejy
assurance of getting a prize our friends
instantly hauled their wind, and seemed to
make every effort to get back into Mystic'
river, but before they could reach i, they
were cut off by the barge, and were' appa
rently forced to beach 'heir boat, which
they were careful to do at a spot which
Capt Barber had indicated by setting up a
little birchen wand over the brow of a sand
ridge. Scarcely, had our two friends en
sconced themselves behind the ridge, and
the keel of the British , barge grated hard
on the shore in hot pursuit, before thirty
muskets levelled at the surprised crew, and
before it could be prevented by their com
mander, one division had fired. Of sixteen
British, one fell dead pierced by seven bul
lets; two were badly wounded, and the oth
er thirteen, with the exception of their
commander, a lieutenant or sailing mas
ter, were floundering in tbe water into
which they threw themselves to avoid a fire
which came upon them so unexpectedly.
Tbe moment tbe catastrophe was discover
ed from the squadron, boats fully manned,
were seen to put offjo the rescue ; but,
before they could arrive to the help of their
unfortunate comrades, tbe little company
of militiamen had manned tho two boats,
and, with the killed and wounded, bad, un
der tbev pilotage of their gallant co-ailju.
tors placed themselves within the protec
tion of their fellow soldiers, who now lined
the beach by scores, to witness and assist
in tlie event ." , . -
Mr. Stewart, late British Consul for Con
necticut, Sic., a gentleman who regains a
deep and abiding place, as well in rhe"afflc
tions as in the respect and esteem of all
who knew him, was on board the Ramillics
at the time. He has since told our inform
ant, tha, he was dining with Com. Hardy
under an awning on tlie quarter deck, at
the tirmr the boot waa sent in pursuit aud
that tho Commodore had watched her pro
gress until she touched the beach, when
hearing the volley of musketry he seized a
spy .glass. amLgazing earnestly for a mo
ment, he turned to Mr. S., and remarkod. I
" My poor lellows are 1 ankicd.
It is worthy of remark, that after this
event no coasting boat of tlie kind alluded
to in tlie above sketch was attacked by the
boats of the blockadiiigsquadron, but ever
afterwards' were permitted to make their
way along sliore witliout molestation.
From the Army and Navy Chronicle.)
Bauwlaa military Kevlew.
It gives us pleasure to lay before our rca
ders the following interesting mul graphic
account, given by an olticcr of our army
who was present, of a Russian military re
" Four days of our time in' Russia were
spent at the camp of Krasnoc Sclo, six
teen miles from St Petersburg. Ou our
arrival we were invited to ,assisjfthe ma
noeuvers which would takeplace on the
three following days. Accordingly, next
morning we were presented to his Imperi
al Majesty in the field ; then taken to the
chapel tent, attended divine service with the
Imperial family and staff surrounded by
fifty thousand -military worshippers, rode
uiruugu uiu uiiiciciu tamps saw mj iui.
perbr inspect theTbflicera "of "regiinents,"and
exercise those of the cavalry in riding, giv
ing point, charging. &c. at full speed ; at-.
tend the evening hymn and prayers at re
treat, and went to bed to reflect Upon Uie
novel and imposing ceremonies and exer
cises of a Russian army in camp.
'Tlie next day was particularly' 'inter
esting; all the artillery, one hundred and
twenty-eight picwsJjeingin tlie field ma
iHEUvering and firing at targets sixof tlie
batteries being of horse artillery, and two
of those being of twelve pounder guns, and
twenty four howitzers, and drawn by eight
horses each. The firing from this immense
field train was indeed grand and the effect
with round canister and shells, was destruc
tive to tho targets, which we examined at
the closef the manoeuvcrs.
" The next day was a cavalry lav7in-
cluding the horse artillery, and with them,
amounting to fifteen thousand men, four
regiments of cuirassiers, ourof jdiagobns;
two hussars, two of lancers, (Cossacks)
besides squadrons of Circassians, Persians
ecc coc. -
" The last day the whole army, of thirty-
six thousand infantry, and cavalry and ar
tillery, making over fifty thousand, were on
the field at seven o'cloek, -A. M-and -the.
Emperor commanding in person, com
menced and executed a scries of splendid
mameuvers, brincinirtbe entire force into
action anil dect(fingthe-fiiiiinagiriaTeJ bat4
o j i
f.u. iiw.,nn,i-.irnc;r.r n7;;zriwTopet-heHtwt )-irWrl would-tal
four tlKHi.sandcuirasisiers. TlK: manoeuvcrs
commenced by sending in advance skir
mishers of Cossacks, who being attacked,
kept up a spirited fire, and by tlieir bugles
asked for reinforcements. Lancers were
despatched to their aid, and tlie enemy, tern
porarily checked and driven back. In turn,
this advanced party was repulsed, hd re
inforced by some regiments of dragoons;
the infantry regiments (three thousand
strong each) meantime all in motion from
different points toward the scene of attack.
As the regiments arrive in column ol attack
they deploy, form line of battle, and sup
port tbe cavalry, which fall back, or fight
on the flahksTThe attack finally becomes
general along tho whole line of two miles,
the infantry firing, 'changing position,
charging the horse artillery establishing
hatti-rif with Ihe rapidity of Iigl
and hurlina its thunders at tlie enemy in.
fine stylei The reserve at length is brought
forward by the Grand Date MicfiaeT,Tbrcns
in column of attack in the rear of the first
line, which retires through the intervals of
the new line ; the reserve charge with the
heavy cavalry, and victory is the result of
four hours incessant and most splendid ma
neuvering. The morning was a most
beautiful one; the troops (all Imperial
Guards) in their finest condition he twen
ty thousand horses on the field, all picked,
choice, high-bred animals the artillery
new, with green carriages and burnished
guns, glittering in the sun like gold. The
brilliancy of tbe curisses and herolcts and
Russian eagles, and polished arms, the
plumes of all colors, the four or five bun.
dred musicians with their brijrht brass
drums,' trumpets,- and - horns the pictur
esque Cossacks and Circassians, and their
little fleet, long tailed horses, looking like
so many Pawnees all formed a scene ex
ceedingly beautiful and imposing. A re
view followed the maiXBurers, the regi
ments filing off before the Emperor in col-!
e k..J.l ' '
TO YOUNC MEN A WARNING VOICE.
A late writer in the Knickerbocker draws
in the subjoined brief sketch, ft revolting
Yet how many young men are chasing
gilded butterflies, things of a day! How
unaccostomed to tbe world, to that of
heartless and false doll of dress, hose
every word is for effect, and every thought
a desire for admiration; who can sac.
rifice domestic pleasure, and follow fashion
and vice vice of thouglu who lives only
in crowds, and is mwerable alone who
lores pleasure supremely, takes a husband
for house and carriage, and caters matrimo
ny fur the liberties it allows her. There
are such women the idlers of the ball
room, the belles of the watering places.
They enjoy butterfly eek-brityj and then
decay early in mind and body, victims to
fasliion or worse. What thoughts must lin.
ger around the bosoms of such women on
their dving beds as they think of their nc
glected" God ! Young men knew not what
they follow, as they glide on in the wako
of the syren of the dance. They are tho
false lights which meteors hold out to draw
the tumbling ships upon tbe rocks. .They
lure us on with music and the pattering of
tiny feet and jewelled fingers and false
smiles and false hearts ; and when the vic
tim is caught, like the vicled prophet, they'
display tlieir awful hidcousness. No, no !
Love is found in a gentle heart It dwells"
not amid the riots of pleasure, it dies in tho
glare of splendor and cannot live in a heart
devoted to dress and weak follies ; is mora
matured in quietness than loud applause or
the world's praise. Give me tlie sharply
defined feelings of a young and timid girl,
and I leave you the professions of the gaudy
coquette. Give me the beaming glances of
a liquid eye, and I yield the -bright and
flashing biaze oftltc proud beauty to others.
Jo.tEs riTE-XTLxuf CAxnrnfE On,.
For several evening's past, our (OjTice lias
been lighted by a newly invented lamp,
supplidd with a new kind of fluid, called.
Camphine Oil, and as far as tlie experiment'
has been tried with us, we can say that it
well answers llic purpose intended, giving a.
ciearam nrrtnant 'tight, witaout smoKe r-
ttnpbasant smell, ami,- from- tbe cheapness
of tlie article, think it well calculated to
become of general use. Messrs. - William
II. I tack us ox Co. are the agents, who have,
established a manufactory in this city, and
are ready to supply any orders that may
be given iliein.CAar7cto Courier.
Thb Phtsiciaji. The life of a physi
cian is a life of contradiction He is slan
dered, abused and derided ; yet be is sought
wiiiT&riStyrudtry'tccencd "into the
bosom of families. His opinion can blanch
thacbeek, or suffuse the eye wjlh tears of
joy ; and his lips are as closely watched as
if from tliem proceeded the issues of life and
death. He Uvea by the woes of others;
and while he would starve if constant '
health were the attributes of our race, be
is endeavoring to banish sickness from
among men, "white success in his avocation -
would ruin bun forever. Hens always eti
gaged in a war against his own bread and
BoNPABTE.4-Some curious anecdotes
are told of the dethroned Emperor, whilo
John Bull was his' jailor, on the Island of
St Helena. lOri one occasion he was ra
ther merry at the expense of the Captain of
a British 50 gun ship, who was introduced
to hint A ftrr enquiring minutely about his ,
weight of metal, ic , the ex-emperor in- '
quired, " What chance would you stand of
aJPraicbIirVThe Captain replied. " if
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open-hcr lower p-rtT-he :
not other w ise. 7 low long, continued
the imperial captive, " do you think you
would be in taking a large frigate T Do
you mean French V inquired Hie Captain.
No, American, replunl Bonaparte.
The Captain hesitated the Emperor laugh,
ed heartily and took bis leave.
The Alfie Hobx. The Alpine Horn
is an instrument constructed with tho bark
of the cherry tree, and which, UkC a speak
ing trumpet, is usjmi to convey sounds to a
great distance. When the last rays of' the '
sun gild tlie summit of the Alps, the shep
herd whoklwclls highest on those mountains
fakes his aiorn and cries aloud, ' Praised
be the Lord!" As soon as j he is heard,
tlie neighboring shepherds leave tlieir huts
reneatintr these words. Tbe sounds Inst
many niinuti i ; fiirercjyjEiAooXtijcjun-
tains and grottos of tlie rocks repeat Ian
name of God! How solemn tlie scene !
Imagination cannot picture to itself any
tiling more sublime. The profound sile'icu
that succeeds the sight of those stupen
dous mountains upon which the vault of
heaven seems to rest every thing excites
the mind to enthusiasm. In. the mean while
tbe shepherds bend their knees and pray
in open air, and soon after, retire to their
huts to enjoy the repose of innocence. .
Maxtxs. A knave may get
an honest man for a day ; but
man gets most by tho year.
Pobcy is a near neighbor to cheating ;
the way from the one to the other is very
It is a poor thing indeed to have religion
enough to save our credit ; but not umugh
to save our souls.
Do nothing without foresight or forecast:
a little wariness prevents much weariness.
What's done iu a hurry L done by halves;
hence that saving, Take time, and you
will have done tbe jooim.'
: . ' - : i V - "
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
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