The MAe! whate'er the Muse inspires, My soul the tuneful strain admires....t.curT. v- 'A rno.n the franklin oAZtrrz. STANZAS, 0i Tisitinnr the battle ground of Saratoga. V'here the foerncn in conflict have met, Where the scimctar hurtled afar ; On the plains which their life crimson wet, The heroes hav e rush' J to the war ! Saw ye not the proud banneret gory, The flag of the patriot, free The meteor exhaling- to glory, It shone, Sauatoga, on thee ! 'Tvvas the hour when dimly the star Of America glimmered on night When the death-drum and bugle, ufar, Caird the chieftain away to the fight. The pledge of masrixu to recover, The champions of freedom arose Till oppression was scatterd, should never The sword in its scabbard repose. With devotion the traveller here, O'er the relics of valor would tread ; lie gives to their prowess the tear, It moistens the place of the dead. ItcvcrM .be the incense 'tis holy ! liver green be the warrior's grave ; Columbia ! cherish the glory, That haloes the deed of the brave. again, and offered It to me ; but, as I eyes, she was not thought so by her did not wish to smoke any more, he own people ; the other, though old, went and carefully locked it up, making was considered the greatest beauty in me understand when I wanted it, it Assouan, on account of her being so was at my service. I must confess I extremely fat. Their hair was plaited felt hurt to see the distinction he made, after the Nubian custom, adorned with but afterwards I iaw the necessity of a few gold ornaments, with a plenty of so doing. stinking raw fiit, and certain bark of a "They always behaved to me not tree beat in powder to make it black, .1 - .1 1 . 11' 1 1 C 1 - I- only witn respect, out numiuty ; so ucsiues giving a norriu. penume, wmc that their roughness seems not direct- they consider as a great improvement ed towards women in general ; and I to their charms ; it is not the same have often heard them remark to me, powder they use in blacking the eye- that it thev treated these women as 1 brows and eve-lids. 1 made ner a was treated, they would become quite present of some beads, which she unruly. tried to hide, and I wished her fare- " A short time afterwards the Aga well. came in, and inquiring if they had served me with coffee and pipe, he went to his treasury and brought out some dirty bruised grapes, as a great treat, which he presented me, the poor "VixVeiriws. A ROMAN STORY. The following description of the corn- walked side by side with the yellow bearded savage, whose gigantic mus cles had been nerved in the freezing waves of the Elbe or the Danube, or whose thick strong hair was congealed and shagged on his brow with the Scythian or Scandinavian winters. " Many fierce Moors and Arabs, and curled Ethiopians were there, with the beams of the southern sun burnt in every various shade of swar thiness upon their skins. Nor did our own remote island wTant her repre sentatives in the deadly procession, for I saw among the armed multitude and that not altogether without some of more peculiar interest two or three gaunt barbarians, whose breasts and shoulders bore uncouth marks of blue and purple, so vivid in the tints, that I thought many months could not have elapsed since they must have been wandering in wild freedom along the native ridges of some Silu rian or Caledonian forest. As they moved around the arena, some of these men were saluted by the whole multi- the amphitheatre, mixed with contend ing cheers and huzzas from others of the spectators. But by far the greater part were suffered to pass on in silenc to him, and rilled his dying breast with loathing. " Whether or not the haughtiness of his countenance had been observed by them with displeasure, I cannot say ; but so it was, that those who had cried I out to give him a chance of recover-, were speedily silent, and the Emperor lookinground, and seeing all the thumbs turned downwards, (for that is, you know, the signal of death,) was con strained to give the sign, and forthwith the young man, receiving again with out a struggle the sword of the Moor into his gashed bosom, breathed forth his lite, and lay stretched cut in his blood upon the place of guilt. With that a joyous clamour was uplifted by many those that looked upon it, and the victorious ?Ioor being crowned with an ivy garland, was carried in procession around the arena by certain young men who leaped down lor that purpose from the midst of the assem bly.' In the mean time, those that had the care of .such things, dragged away, with a filthy hook,, the corpse of him that had been slain ; and then, raking up the sand over the blood that had fal len from him, prepared the place with indifferent countenances, for some oth er cruel tragedy of the same kind ; while all around me the spectators were seen rising from their places, and saluting each other ; and there was a mOM THE CIIAllLESTOX COURIER. LOVE .1M0XG THE BIRDS. Love stra M into an avian-, For Love is fond of melody ; They brought him out the birds to see, That Love might choose for You and me. A mocking bird at first they bring, The harlequin of birds that sing ; But counterfeits will ne'er agree, So said Love, with You and me. The lark his early summons gave, That wakes to toil the peasant slave ; But morning dreams before him flee ; 'Twont do, said Love, for You and me. The humming bird, w ith dancing w ing, Essay 'd to flutter and to sing ; He looks too like Inconstancy, 'Twont do, said Love, for You and me. They bring him next a turtle dove, The bird of soul, the bird of love ; The dove, said Love, so fond and true, Is just the tiling for me and You. A quill from his scft wing I drew, These verse3 round his neck I threw ; Kiss the sweet herald, when you see, And he will bring Your kiss to me. HI1IIMII n II II 1 1 "XAtcWcwy T&xtvacts, Sec. Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor. women looking witn wisniui eyes to- bats of the Roman Gladiators, is publish- wards the basket. In the impulse oi I . f. Rf15tnr nf t. , nmlnn T :tpvnrv the moment I took it. and offered them . r . , r1 to his wife, and then to the rest, who! 1 ' . all refused : and. though thev did not JUUB wolik' wmtI, I,c AS dare to take any themselves, yet they denlly written by a hand of the finer order, tU(le with noisy acclamations, in token, pressed me to eat, and seemed aston- antl ls a production oi classical intern- j supposed, ol the approbation where- ished when, on account of their dirt, gencc. The scene is of the same kind with the feats of some former festival I only took one bunch. I kept the with the tournament in Ivanhoe, and had deserved to be remembered. On grapes in my hands for some time, be-1 there arc many passages in these volumes the appearance of others, groans and lore I could muster resolution to eat which would not disparage the irrcat un- nisses were heard trom some parts of them. I becran at last, one bv one, I, i,;.if . .unu trying to wipe them in an handker- 4, ,. , . , JO I - I 1 r o nthnp nirfc ix h 1 li r irk nit mnct chief without their perceiving it ; but , , I was mistaken, for their eyes were " w ' " fixed upon me verv closely. An old "Such was the enormous crowd of this, being in all likelihood the first woman saw what I was doing, and ran human beings, high and low, assem- alas ! who could tell whether it and fetched me a burdock of water, bled therein, that when any motion micrht not also be the last day of their I did not ask for water at first, as I went through their assembly, the noise sharing in that fearful exhibition." was afraid to do any thing to offend of the rising up or sitting down could Their masters paired them shortly, them. be likened to nothing, except, perhaps, and in succession thev becan to make "I now gave my little present of the far-off sullen roaring ot the illimi- proof of their fatal skill. At first, beads and a looking glass, which con- table sea, or the "rushing of a great Scythian was matched against Scvth- tained a drawer. The beads pleased night wind amongst the boughs of a han Greek against Greek Ethioo- them, and the glass, being the largest forest. It was the first time that I kan against. Ethiopian Spaniard a- thev had ever seen, and made to stand had seen a peopled amphitheatre, nay, o-ainst Spaniard ; and I saw the sand by itself, was to them a matter of as- it was the first time that I had ever dyed beneath their feet with bjood ! ing time upon the benches before them, lonishment. lo describe the tricks seen any very great multitude ot men streaming from the wounds of kindred others lightlv joining their voices in unison with the proud notes ot the trumpets and clarions." -rr cccctt MATHEMATICS. " Armce with its intelligence, man rc- duces to system the extended movements of the universe, reduces to order the erra tic marches of the planets, brings to mea surement their distances, their magni tude, their density, their velocity ; ex plains their apparent irregularities and eccentricities, calculates and determines the all pervading power of gravitation? numbers the stars in the firmament, and metes out the limits of the constellation. u The mathematics give to geography its precision, and of course all its value ; they point out to the mariner his track on the pathless ocean, to the traveller his road through the untrodden wilderness, buzz of talking as universal as the si- lence had been during the combat ; some speaking of it, and paying and receiving money lost and won upon its issue ; some already laughing merrily, and discoursing concerning other mat ters, even as if nothing uncommon had been witnessed ; while others again ap peared to be entirely occupied with the martial music which ever struck up majestically at such pauses in the cour ses of the cruel exhibition ; some beat- the women pi lyed with it, tearing it assembled together, within any labric hands. 15ut these combats, although from each other, and setting it in any of human erection ; so that you cannot abundantly bloody and terrible, were way but the right, would be thought a doubt there was, in the scene before regarded only as preludes to the seri caricature. I at first attempted to me, enough to impress my mind with Gus business of the day, which con- show them the right way to use it, but a very serious leeling or astonishment sisted of duels between European on there is no other method with those not to say of veneration. Not less the one side, and Africans on the oth womcn than letting them have their than eighty thousand human beings, er ; wherein it was the well nieh in- own way: and l ueiicve it is pretty ior sucn tney toiu me was tne stupen- transgressible law of the Amphithea- well so in more civilized countries, or dous capacity of the building,) were tre, that at least one out of every pair I am much mistaken. When the there met together. Such a multitude of combatants should die on the arena wife perceived they had got the glass can no where be regarded, without in- before the eves of the multitude. out of its frame, she put it in a little spiring a certain indefinable sense of Instead of shrinking from the more i i i i . .t.ii il . i r 11 i I. e room, and lociced it up witn the beads, majesty; least oi an, wnen congrega- desperate brutalities of these latter " On the man comincr in. thev becran tecl within the wide sweep of such a conflicts, the almost certaintv of their to prepare for cooking the dinner for glorious edifice as this, and surrounded fatal termination seemed only to make the Aga, which consisted of a dish of on all sides with every circumstance of the assembly gaze on them with a ornament and spicnaour, neiuting an more intense curiosity, and a more in everlasting monument of Human vie- human measure of delight. Methinks tones, the munihcence ot Koman prin- I feel as if it were but of vesterday, 13amia, boiled in mutton broth, pour ed over bread, with a little mutton, and some mince'd meat, mixed up with rice into balls : what other ingredients might be mixed shall by me be name less : the cleanliness of this preparation I have not eloquence to describe ; the horror I felt at the idea that I should ccs,-and the imperial luxury of uni- when sickened with the protracted to the miner his route in his subterranean versal Rome. Judge then, with what terrors of -i rnnflirf thnt ormrA ;f journey. Many of the arts of civil life, eyes of wonder all this was surveyed it were never to have an end, although architecture, civil, naval and hydraulic, by me, who had but yesterday, as it both the combatants were already co- fortification surveying navigation, de were, emerged from the solitary still- vered all over with hideous rashes Pnd erxc uslveI; ?n thel,r assistance, and ness of a British valWu hn J .,. T I! ,j I Ji i J, 1 1 . most of thc machinery that gives to man er is lormeci ana STATE OF FERULE SOCSETr V Ed YET. it ii i. .. .t i.frpx, xsuuia, anu sjna.1 r.ngusn stomacn couid reconcile at ; -uai"u an my me iu tuusiucr as clasped my Hands upon my eyes, to guided by their principles. Without u Having heard so much of Turks that moment. They brought me all:ai"5 the most impressive human save them from the torture of eazinir fheir aid, society itself, like some necrlect- . .1 . I. ... . r. . . I a. I 1 1 i I. - -l " . " and Arabs, I took tne opportunity, the dishes betore they took them out "aucb, uir usuiu passage oi a iew thereon farther. 7 ed column, or tower, like Palmyra or scores ot legionaries, through some "At that instant all were silent, in Babylon, would moulder into ruin.' uarK auey or a wooa, or awe-struck the rnnhmnlnt nn f the hrntVilcC dr. elliott. village of barbarians. Trajan himself strife ; insomuch, that a groan, the first ,,U3 dUtau) jiitatiit, uut iu nu wise, that had escaped Irom either ol the THOU MUST DIE. except irom tne canopy oyer his ivory combatants, although low and luxuri- When we bring to mind this awful u,Jir wuc uisimguisiiea irom tne otn- ant, and hall suppressed, sounded, ouite sentence, which has been nassed unon while in Egypt, to observe the manners to the Aga, and Mr. B. was to dine of women in that country. On our with him. The first was thc bamia, arrival at Assouan, I went to visit the which I refused, but I took a piece of women ot the Aga ol that place. I the boiled mutton, as being thc clean was met at the door by himself, his est, with some bread : that would not wife, his sister, her husband, two young children, three old women, uglier than ISlacbwth's witches, and an old negro slave. I entered into a small vard, and a deal chair was brought me. The Aga went out, and the women then stood round me, while the husband of Aga's sister made coffee and prepared a pipe, which he presented me, not al lowing the women to touch it. He durst not trust them with any thing, as he knew of their monkeyish tricks whenever he turned his back. He seemed to pride himself much on his great knowledge of the "world, by cor recting the rough curiosity of the wo men, when they attempted to examine my dress too rudely. " I made a sign I wished them to sit down, and in particular that the wife should take coffee with me, but he treated them verv harshly, made me understand that cofft e would be too good for them and said water was good enough ; atthesameiimeheheldthecof-fee-pot, pressing me to drink more : on my refusing, he locked it up in a small room, that the women might not drink it. 15v this time I had been so much among the women in Egypt, and com pelled to smoke, that I could easily fin ish my half pipe, rafter having smo ked for ;ome time I laid it down ; one of th: .omcn took it up and began to smoke : on seeing such a horrid profa nation, be took it from her with vio lence, antl was going to bct her, which I naturally prevented. He filled it do, the wife took some of the minced meat and rice in her hands, and insist ed on my eating it, making me under stand it was the best. At last all was carried to the Aga. I was then serv ed with the customary cofTec and pipe. 1 he house, or rather stable, consisted of four walls, which had thc sky for its ceiling, inclosing two small rooms, one in which thc Aga used to keep the treasure locked, such as coffee, coffee-cups, tobacco, ccc. ; the other was thc wife's, and contained all their great wardrobe, besides bread, onions, flour, dhourra, oil, and many other things of the kind. The furniture consisted of water jars, sieves to clean the corn and sift thc Hour, a few earthern pots to cook in, some wooden bowls to eat out of, an oven, and some burdock for cooling water, a small coffee-pot, and old mats to lie on. I took my leave, giving the children and women a small present of money, promising to call and see them on my return. Next morning another wife of the Aga sent me word that she should be glad to see me. I felt little inclination to go, but, not wishing to make anv distinc tion between thern, I went, and found to my surprise, a very pretty young woman. She lived next door to the other, who got upon the wall to see what passed between us. She had no coffee to give me, but instead present ed me with some dates and dhourra in grain. She seemed much afraid ol the ether wife. Though pretty in my er consul that sate over against him." distinctly amid the deep hush of the every creature inhabiting this ball of 1 he proclamation being repeated a assembly, and being constrained there- earth, how insignificant appear these second time, a door on' the right hand by to turn my eyes once more down- low pursuits which agitate the toiling or the arena was laid open, and a sin- wards, I beheld that, at length, one of race of men. He who has been for a gle trumpet sounded, as it seemed to the two had received the sword of his series of years building airy castles, and me, inuurniuuy, wnue me giaaiators auversary quite tnrougn nis body, and preparing tor tuture years ot enjoy- 1'i.uuicu in wun siow steps, eacn man nau suiik oeiore mm upon tne sanu. j. ment who has been fillintr his barns na.ced, except being girt with a cloth beautiful young man was he that had with plenty and stores with abundance ; about his loins bearing on his left arm received this harm, with fair hair, clus- how is he astonished, when to him a small buckler, and having a short tercd in glossy ringlets upon his neck is sent this awful summons ! His straight sword suspended by a cord a- and brows; but the sickness of his proud projects vanish into emptiness, round his neck. They marched, as I wound was already visible on his droo- and more worthless than chaff appear have said, slowly and steadily ; so that ping eye-lids, and his lips were pale as those vast regions of grandeur which the whole assembly had full leisure to if the blood had rushed from them to had called forth all the energies of his contemplate the forms of a man ; while the untimely outlet. Nevertheless, mind. Not so the Christian, who those w ho were, or wht imagined thc Moorish gladiator who had fought Has made the statutes of the Lord themselves, skilled in thc business of with him, had drawn forth again his His 'study and delight." the arena; were fixing, in their own weapon and stood there, awaiting in To him death comes not unlooked for ; minds, on such as they thought most silence the decision of the multitude, he knows it is the lot of our frail na- likely to be victorious, and laying wa- whether at once to slay the defenceless ture, and he rejoices in it as the road ges concerning their chances of sue- youth, or to assist in removing him to blessedness. Sustained by the hope cess, with as much unconcern as if they from the arena, if perchance the blood of glory, he sinks not under the ren- had been contemplating so many irra- might be stopped from flowing, and dings of pain the agonies of disease tionai animals, cr rattier, indeed, I some hope ot recovery yet extended to are considered as tne price or nis should say, so many senseless pieces him. Hereupon there arose, on the passport to a happier state ; and, re- ot ingenious mechanism. the wide instant, aloud voice of contention ; and j signed he receives tne cup oi ainicuon. diversity of complexion and feature it seemed to me as if the wounded The death of the Christian :s the re exhibited among these devoted athlets, man regarded the multitude with a vival of faith. Those who stand at afforded at once a majestic idea of the proud, and withal a contemptuous extent ot the Kcman empire, and a ter- glance, being aware, without question, rible one of the purposes to which that that he had executed all things so as to wide sway had too often been made deserve their compassion, but aware, subservient. The beautiful Greek, moreover, that even had that been free with a countenance of noble serenity, ly vouchsafed to him, it was too late and limbs, after which the sculptois of for any hope of safety. But the cruel ly3 country might have modeled their ty of their faces, it' may be, and the god-like symbols of graceful power, loudness of their cries, were a sorrow A V the bedside who behold him throw off the shackles of mortality, his coun tenance beaming with heavenly smiles, and his lips uttering praise must surely be convinced that he has follow ed ho "cunningly devised fables" and even skeptics must be induced to wish, that their latter end might be like his.