North Carolina Newspapers

    IMjvAyn.
TO MUSIC
Thou dear enchantress of the soul,
hose maic skill laV ilN canst charm ;
Whose nod can b'ul the whirlwind roll
IV hose whisper can its rat e disarm. "
Sweet Mus".c ! 1 invoke thy power,
Thou biJ'st the aspir:r. splrd r: ;
rk Uou charm 't existence c hecrful hour,
Thou point'st each hope to yondei skies.
In life's drear maze lSe wildcied long,
And sought for peace, but none could find ;
'Till listening to the thrilling' sonif.
My bosom own'd its influence kin J.
O ! if to finite state be given, -Some
emanation from above ;
Some foretaste of a brighter Heaver,
Tis Music from the lips we love.
SMALL THINGS ARE BEST.
Addressed tj ; a Uttle, short lad'j.
When any thing-abounds, we find,
That nobody will have it ;
But when there's little cf the kind,
Don't all the people crave it
If wives are cib, as tis known,
And woefully confest,
The man who's wise will surely own,
A little one is best.
The God of Love 's a little wight,
But beautiful as thought ;
Thou, too, art little, fair as llg-t t.
And every thing in sh't .'
O happy girl I think thee so,
For n.ark the poet's song
Man wants but little kr; below,
Nor wants that little ,'oh-j-.
AAttravy YiXivvicls, &c.
Variety's the very -pice of Lie,
That gives it all its Haver.
lUY OF AMI'LES.
Tixtract from the journal of an Air e- aa gen
tleman, hile at Naples
Feb. 1.1821 . Since cur arrival here
ahnut a month ago, we have examined
the Bay of Naples in almost ev ery point
.,r k , . ,i t ii,r?
Ul VICW j IMHUa5Sl.U lilHUjjlJ II unit I
times. Although prepared to antici-i tile spots, on some parts ol the moun
pate verv much, and of coyrte on this . tain, that now meet the eye, were one
account liable to be greatly disappoin-1 day, incredible as it may seem, nougtit
A T ,m cf'dl rnnitrAinpd in -a- th it it but bumir. ' lava. On the other side
surpassed mv exnect itions. hirh as
i.ri-.- - It f ffulf oil tKlnr'C rr'inc'f. I
ever beheld. To sav noth'ng ot" the
amphitheatre of hiys which encompasses or int atuu.n aaru. 1
it and gradually descends with enchant- still, are theru ns ol tae cit ,s that was
incr declivitv to the water s edire, V e-
f-k j
auvius alone, with its two sist'.r conical
summits, from one of which a pillar cf
dense smoke constantly arises now
shooting perpendicular .rp to the hea
vens and now winding away before
the wind, and forming a broad hori
zontal track in the air as far as the eye
can reach ; this mountain alone, in con
junction with the reflections which its
history and present appearance almost
necessarily suggest, not only impresses
the mind with the beautry but over
whelms it with the grandeur and ub
llmitij of the scene, accompanied with
emotions of reverence and awe towards
its great Author.
The portion of the bay adjacent to
the sea is gemmed with islets of varied
and fantastic forms, thickly populated,
in the highest state of cultivation, co
vered with ruins and other reliques of
ancient greatoess ; at the head of the
bay, in the form of a crescent, lies the
city itself with its 400,000 inhabitants
the whole overlooked by the fortress of
St Elmo, and thence gently sloping in
such a manner, as to furnish to the eye
of the spectator, from one part of the
bay, a view that comprehends nearly
all its edifices, both private and public
its castles, palaces, churches and con
vents its streets, gardens and villas
its lofty tower, and its capricious mole,
crowded with vessels from " every na
tion, kindred,, tongue, and people."
The whole is enlivened by the thous
and boats of every size, that are con
stantly flitting in all directions over
this beautiful sheet of water, and also
by the multitude of people that are ev
er rolling along the streets adjacent to
the edge. In front of the city, each
side of the bay is bordered with villa
ges and villas; with orchards, vine
yards and gardens ; the uniform white
ness of the buildings being every where
Telieved by the rich green cf the most
luxuriant vegetation. The whole
the coast is also variegated by promon
tories and inlets; by bluffs, dells, fis
sures and caverns of every size and
form.
Such is this celebrated bay when
seen during the day in plea sant weath
er, but the beauty of the scene is great
ly enhanced, when viewed in a clear
moon-light night, as our little compa
ny often did while lying in the bay.
The expanse of water is cc averted in-
appearance of
each object is softened by the mild
rays oi the -queen oi nigui mc
is greeted by melodious strain oi mu
sic from the adj icent parts of the city ;
while the t)c brholds far above, the
lurid head cf Vesuvius sending forth
its thick smoke and burning lava, and
now, constantly rolling this fused sub
Stance down its side like melted fire.
In short, you have then before you ev
ery object that can interest : it would
se'em as if the hand of enchantment
had here wrought its fairest work ; and
the imagination can suggest nothing
that could add to the interest of the
scene.
It has been observed that the size of
the bay (its diameter being every where
more than fifteen miles) and the con
sequent indistinctness of the most re
mote object, when viewed from a cen
tral point, is a defect in the scene ; but
to me this very fact seems to be fa
vourable to its beauty ; the indistinct
ness of distance tends greatly to soften
the scene and increase the mellowness,
-,n,l ; thus nlwavs hiehlv advanta-
geous to landscape views, until the dis
tance becomes so great that the out
lines of the objects are lost, or to any
considerable degree impaired, which is
not the case with the view of the Bay
of Naples, on account of the lucid
transparency of the atmosphere.
When traversing this bay, a thous
and recollections crowd upon the mind.
On vender island! was the abode of
the accomplished Augustus; there too
the famous Tiberius acted out his de
baucherv. On one side of me, is that
ever-burning tremendous mount, that
has at different times buried thousands
of mv fellow-crt -atures a::d overwhelm
ed whole towns, with their theatres,
temples and palaces. aNOv , ov er intra ,
smile flourishing villages, and their in-
habitants never nnce dream of danger,
though one of tivm; has been aimct
entirclv destroyed nine times bv ilifTer-
ent eruntions. 1 Ir: lu.vtti.mt ana xer-
of me, nt.ir
the edre t
the bay, and
IUSt tnt
water s
urfi.ee, arc sum-
I tnits oi
buildings sunk bv convulsions
oi the earta. ear this, rest the ash-
once tne nnuci :.ai v.w.i uic utui-;
terranean, where the great Apostle ol
the Gentiles landed near nineteen cen- j
taries ago on hi way to Home, there!
. . t, t f
had been imprisoned ; and not far dis-
tant, is the remains cf one of the vil-j
las of the immortal Tullv.
r , ' . , ...
Such are some of tne p.rttculars which
go far to justily the proverbs often re -
lO ailSVVt.1 liic l;i i' . , vn4i t.
peate
eated ov Neapolitans, wnen uticani-
ing upon the unrivaled beauty of their-
city I Vadi JNapoli, e pt raori
'See Naples and then die.
There being an nption at the. time.
Capri. t Torre del Greco. Puruoli,
ir.)i THt tiol fiizt rrt.
TKSTIMt)NV.
We have received within a few
days past, a new volume of British
travels, w ith this title patre, Sketches
- x
of Upper Canada, Domestic, Local,
and Characteristic, to which arc added
i'racticai details tor tne miormation oi
cverv class, and some Recollections oi
the United States of America, by John
Howison, Esq. Edinburgh." The vol-
i, i,.
ume is an elegant octavo. It has been:
hiehlv praised in the Edinburgh and;
I-ondon Journals, for the stvle. de
uc"
rrintifms of scenerv and manners, and
.u-' ,u r -mtiv,
The author had spent tw o years and a
IliC ll J.IW ...v. ...........
half in Upper Canada, and has cer
tainly contrived to render his account
of that province a pleasant one, by
lively anecdotes and wonderful adven
tures. In several instances, he has,
we think, put even the credulity of the
British public to a hard trial. The
newspapers of this country have al
ready copied from the London Lite
rary Gazette, seme passages of the
work respecting the perfume of snakes,
and human farination, that evince the
hardihood with which Mr. Ilowison
ofihas dealt in the marvellous. Of the
Indians of Canada, he has also made
the most, to astonUh and amuse the
natives at home. But cur attention
has been more particularly engaged
with his Recollections of the United
States ; of which we shall proceed to
submit some spe cimens to our readers,
begging them to bear in mind, that
Mr. Howison's book was applauded
and recommended in the warmest lan
guage, in the same number cf the New
to burnished silver; the
Monthly Magazine, in which Mr.
Campbell, its editor, made what has
been called his most kind and satisfac
tory apology' to the American people,
for the wilful circulation of a libellous
article upon them.
.Mr. Howhon, after statin? that there
exists a desperate hatred between the
Americans and Canadians, acknowled
ges that he entered the United States
"with prepossessions somewhat unfa
vourable." As soon as he gets upon
the Republican soil, he mentions that
in the northern parts of the United
States all trade is carried on by barter i
and he quickly proceeds to give the
following specimen of American lan
guage landlady to a driver oi a stage
" Well now. Squire, han't you heard nothing
cf no methodit.if never being drown at the
ferry a?eri l,ewuton" " There now. I guess as
how I sees how it is, that that there man, who's
never no gentleman, has been tr ing to w ork me;
by telling me on things that han't never had no
existence. j
Every one who has attended to the
peculiarities of American phraseology
throughout these States, must at once
perceive that the pretended diction ol
the landlady, is sheer English manu
facture, On arriving at Waterloo, our
traveller found ''fifteen or sixteen chairs
in the room, but could not procure one
for his accommodation, although five
or six persons only were seated. Each
of the individuals occupied three or
four chairs. He sat upon one, bid his
legs on another, whirled round a third,
and perhaps chewed the paint from the
back of a fourth. None of them offer
ed me a chair.'
The perhaps is a remarkable quali
fication in such a recital. A little fur
ther on he is more positive in giving
this general opinion.
"Jnv Ar triciii will viilir.gly gratify a sfran-
ats j e count of himself; and it the
tr, ;h is ;jj,fjnouraUe to him. he viil invent f.ih.
,,u rather than not play the egotist."
To illustrate his own veracity, ve
may presume, the traveller makes the
follow in k attempt.
' 'I he pr.tc'ke f.f g(irf to b? I r;fi b;o an
!? t o ui: omn.on thing in America. Ihe New
V, s si la n 1 e rs .-m et i nr. e
not even take off thetr
.' hef .re r' t'.rir.i- to rt -st ; and a fcv.tlcman
hurnuroush ir.t jrtned w.", that lie once saw one
of ; ".; ' c rn.e dov n to hrt Afa-t, uncon
sriouslv dr:.R"ing a pair of sheet at his heels,
the p"srof v hi' ti had g't entangled m the cot
ton, while he was a-.l. t p."
The view which Mr. Ilowison pre
sents of American intoxication is par-
ticuiariv nattering,
1!:An,cr;cans :,re
niore t'ctet:tl!e
than
a, ... s,iieP re.,, , e untkrt!te nrtMet-re .t anient
inth
i
ijnrits. IJ.juor ot.ly serve to draw forth thtir
natural onrv-ncss," indolence and rankness of
ft'c;'':ff . .
I he traveller pronounces that 'there
i- i
' scarcely any pmpit eloquence ...
; America, the character of the people
JcinS unfavorable to its existence ;
f but in another place, when noticing the
!churches he in cvcrv vil.
; , observe, that th-v would
scarcely have been built merelv from
custom or for show. He decidedlv
thinks that we are a very
race.
apathetic
At New York, tbotrgh the play was pathetic
and
I couM not discover the lea.-:t
symptom of feeling in any of the faces around
nie ; and this observation harmonized with the
idea I had previously formed cf the t' tal ;c
Iti'itv of thr . lmrictm people to till the Jlncr sources
f fnx'.ti'jit."
He was constrained, however, in con
sequence of what he saw on board of
one of the New-York steam boats, to
make the following confession.
"The Americans, notwithstanding their men-
taJ nr,ativ, to not hesitate to acknowledge the
conjoined Lutiutuee of music . pnttu m-mm,
hen he trdat,i teen ia the tUUaess of moon-
fa'l , . '. ... r .
He relates that the ladies of New-
. r f
, . , , . t. i
that in the New-York taverns, 11 when
' r .r..i, t,
' i,c ;u" w.a"" lM,l.ul a. u.'5"' ' "
isenus the waiter lor the whole ot it,
as no one troubles himself with carving
for another" and that "the Ameri
cans are not at all addicted to the pleas
ures of the table, being no judges cf
cookery." The following arc given as
traits of the American merchant's life.
' Should men of business feel inclined to drink
a little in the course of the evening, they engage
a few acquaintances ami carry them to their
homes or hoarding" houses ; where having railed
for some wine, the whole party drink it off as
fast as possihle, -without tithrr sitting- tl'rzvn or ta
king oj" their hats. This is called a Jhin glass."
An American merchant will come home from
his country house at nine in the evening, and
take tip the last novel or poem, and after read
ings a few pajres he. will bcginto yawn, then
tofupLin of a head ache, smoke a tegar, drink
son.e brandy and water, and go to bed."-
As to our literature, the heaviest
sentence is of course passed upon itby
Mr. Ilowison. lie furnishes some in
formation, which, we must confess, is
new to us to wit that "the Ameri
can press sends forth many novels,"
and most of these novels seem to him
remarkable for poverty of incident,
feebleness of conception and a want of
I knowledge of the world." Willi res-
pect to Amf : poetry, he decides
that it has no e resemblance to real
poetry uthan toast and water has to
Madeira wine." The traveller could
not leave the United States, without vis
iting Philadelphia, and we must not
leave him without making some quo
tations from the short history of his
visit, particularly as he treats this good
citv with uncommon kindness. He
was only a few days among us, and !
visited the hospital, which he hugely
admired, in company with one of the
directorsof that institution. We should
not forget to tell that when he reaches
Amboy on his way hither, he takes oc
casion to say u We were now in Penn
sylvania, and I could almost fancy I
saw the virtuous Penn, Sec."
" As I passed through the part of Philadel
phia adjoining Chesnut street, I every where ;
saw the (luakers. surrounded by their tamiues, s
MttinKoutofdooiaiidenjovinffthccoolbrcew.l SP "wu 6ww
The old men wiUi their broad brimmed hats and work. How benevolent the emplO -their
large skirts, and their wives dressed in plain ment of imparting knowledge to those
Miu.cia, inuK..v.uiv.J, ....v. - o
had such an aspect of conjugal affechon and do-
mestic comfort that I suneyed them with tlie
deepest pleasure, and could not help reflecting
upon the consistency of character v. iikh tins
hMrSfpr.Ue,
more genteel than those of New-York. The
Young men are altogether inferior to the New-
York dandic, bodi in their person and style of
The higher class of Philadelphia are better
informed and more refined in their manners than
those of New-York, and entertain fewer nation-
al prejudices. The lower ranks appear to have
a remarkable respect for religion and propriety
of conduct; and I believe that crimes and viola -
tions of the law are more rare in Philadelphia,
than cf anv other city, ol equal population 1:1
the world" -
The worthy inhabitants of New-
York must defend themselves from the
weight of these comparisons. They
can iudre without dillicultv of the de-
Bre
e of authoritv which xMr. Ilowi-
tAn'c nntninnc hrnvr with nnr mind?.-
But it must be avowed seriously that
he is not of the class of the Fearons
.. .
and Jansons- he is oi a much higher
order of writers'; and it is to be ex- j witness their enects.
pected from the entertaining cast and i Our state is rising in its moral char
typographical beauty of his book, and j acter. . We have our Bible Societies,
the high encomiums which have been j to supply the destitute with the word
passed upon it by the British Review- j of God ; our Education Societies, to
ers, that it will have great circulation ! aid young men of talents, and piety,
and some influence in the British world. : and indigence, in obtaining a suitable
We have been induced to notice it ! education for the gospel ministry,
from this consideration. We ought f These are noble societies. Every lov
not to conceal, however, that there are I er of his country must most cordially
some favorable views taken in it, of
the condition and character of the 2a?i
kecs. On the w hole this is exactly the
sort of work to remind us of this pas
sage near the end of the voyage to
Ilrobdingnag. "The Captain,1' says
Gulliver, 44 was well satisfied with my
relation. lie hoped when we return
ed to England, I would oblige the
world by putting it on paper. IMy an
swer was that I thought we were over
stocked with books of travels, that no
thing could now pass which was not
extraordinary ; wherein I doubted some
authors less consulted truth than their
own vanity, or interest, or the diver
sion of ignorant readers : that my sto
ry would contain little beside common
events, without these ornamental de
scriptions of strange plants, trees, birds,
3nd other animals ; or the barbarous
customs and idolatry of savage people,
with which most writers abound.'
Monkeys. On a shooting party, one of
his friends killed a female monkey and
carried it to his tent, which was soon surround;-::
by 4D or 50 of the tribe, who
made a great noise, and seemed disposed
to attack the aggressor. They retreated
when he presented his fowling piece, the
dreadful effect of which they had wit
nessed, and seemed perfectly to under
stand. The head of the troop, however,
stood his ground, chattering furiously ;
the sportsman did not like to fire at the
creature, and nothing short of firing would
suffice to drive him off. At length he
came to the door of the tent, and finding
threats of no avail, began a lamentable
moaning, and by the most expressive ges
tures to beg for the dead body. It was
given him he took it sorrowfully in his
arms, art! bore it away to his expecting
companions. They who were witnesses
of the extraordinary scene, resolved nev
er again to fire on one of the monkey
race. Forbes' Oriental Memoirs
luH TBI -WESTERS CHOUMiS.
Messrs. Editors! Will you permit
me to address, through the medium of
your paper, a few thoughts to the pub
lic on the subject of Sabbath Schools ?
I have been waiting a long time, in
hopes that some able pen would take
up the subject, so important to the
moral and political interests of our be
loved country, the happiness of indi
viduals, and the prosperity of the na
tion. But it will not do to wait any
longer ; for the season for Sabbath
School operations has again arrived. ,t
But I have neither the time nor the
talents to do this subject justice ; it is
worthy the talents of our greatest
statesmen, our ablest philosopher s, and.
our noblest philanthropists. It has, in
other parts of our country and in Eu
rope, engaged in its support talents of
the hitrhest order, and minds of the
largest views and most expansive be-
nevolence. What, then, can a feeble
pen achieve ? It may, by its puny ex
ertions, call forth irom his long slum
bers some mighty genius, to exhibit
this subject, in all its importance, to
the eye of the public and to the notice
of private individuals.
All that is wanting, I conceive, in
order for every village and every neigh
borhood to have a flourishing Sabbath
School, is some benevolent spirited in-
, - , -
, whQ mu5t otherwise pass tneir uays m
, . 'iri
: ignorance ? yes, it is. truly benevolent
t we only contemplate the sources or
' enj0ymCnt it Opens to them in this life,
! It gives them access to the intellectual
treasures that have been accumulating
siuCS tJie invention of letters ; but if
q u subject,
, and consider all the ignorant around
us connected with the retributions of
, h emplovmcnt of imparting
; v' v.u j t Tti
to them a knowledge Ot the HOiV
; Scriptures, that are able to make
h j ' eternal life, will appear
j ... i.r1
j truly godlike. It will be approved
d applauded when all on earth, that
! is merely great or splendid, shall have
been forgotten ! Let every man coutu
! the cost; let him consider well the
; luiiscijucuLCb, JCIUIC .. .v
' obstacles in the wav to the estaoiisii-
! merit of Sabbath Schools. If he doubts
! their utility, let him examine, but not
.ill I l , l,.l a -.-. i r h r.
oppose, tiu m; na uau "b"
wrsh them prosperity ; but even these
institutions yield in importance to Sab
bath Schools. What can the Bible do
without being read ; and what can a
learned, a pious and eloquent minister
do without being understood ?
I hope, therefore, every benevolent
citizen and every enlightened Chris-
... . a t S
tian, will lend his purse and n:s nana
to aid the march of Sabbath Schools
over North-Carolina. minimus.
IreiLU Counts, .Ipril 15, 1822.
LY EXTRACT.
In the codes of modern infidelity
and licentiousness, as well as among
uncivilized nations, woman is exhibi
ted as the mere servile instrument of
I convenience or pleasure. In the vol
ume of Revelation she is represented
as the equal, the companion, and the
helpmate of man. In the language of
worldly taste, a fine woman is one
who is distinguished for her personal
charms, and polite accomplishments.
In the language of Scripture, she is
the enlightened and virtuous mistress
of a family, and the useful member of
society. The woman who is formed,
on the principle of the world,- finds no
enjoyment but in the circles of afflu
ence, gaiety, and fashion. The wo
man who is formed on the principles
of the Bible, goeth about doing good ;
she visiteth the fatherless and the wid
ows in their affliction she stretcheth
forth her hands to the poor, yea, she
reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
The one dresses with elegance, and
shines in the dance : the other " opens
her mouth with wisdom ; in her tongue
is the law of kindness," and her most
valued adorning is not " gold, or pearls,
or costly array ; but good works, and
the ornament of a meek and quiet
spirit." The hours of the one are di
vided between routs and assemblies,
and visiting, and theatres, and cards ;
the other "looketh well to the ways
of her household, and eateth not the
bread of idleness." - The business of
the one is pleasure ; the pleasure of the
other is business. The one is admir
ed abroad ; the other is beloved and
honored at home. 44 Favour is deceit
ful, and beauty is vain ; but a woman
that feareth ihe Lord, she shall be
praised."
In all things mistakesare excusable ;
but aa error that proceeds from any good
principle Icaycs no room for resentment.
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view