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TO MV'iJ f'--fy t'htirlA'e Sm,:S.
I love the, n.nuinH,!, soher-stii.ri! Ni;ht !
When the f.n'H if"""', yet liiijj' r'mi; " r w ane
Ami t ilt. 1 in ef.m.a. wi'h pule unci rtuin Ti,;lit,
l.ins o'er the stent of tf.e rcilcvi train.
ti deep depression sunk, ih' enfeebled mind
. ill to the ilei , cul l i knu nt compLiii,
And tell the embosomed trrief, however vain,
To ulln surges and the view K wind.
ThoUli no repose mi thy .lark breaU I find,
I still enjoy thee cheerless rnt thou art :
Eor in thy ipriet gloom the exhausted heart
hrnhn, though wretct'td hopelessyet resig'tir d,
W , ! to the winds and waves it oriiws giv'n
May each, though lost on earth, the ear
Fin t)e ItiUmnof M tatlaM.
Jf every one' internal care
Were written m his brow,
How many would our pity share,
Who raise our envy now !
The Citid secret when reveal'd, .
Of every aching breast,
Would prove that only while conceal'd
Their lot appears the bet.
WiU-thtn Virtcs, &r.
Variety's the very spice of life,
That fives it all its flavor.
-aw -u . j : r u . r tc
Ilir 'Auk is the title of a work on Ihionapartc
w liich waa printing in London hint June. En
trs' were gotten from it while the printing
&"inK "i nJ we have obtained them for
piMication. I hey are not extensive, hut our
readers will find them ery interrtting.
('Aurri .Mercury.
n a fot.eon's HABITS OF LlVl.vr..
N apolcon'i hours of rest were un
certain, much depending upon the
qu .ntum of rest he had enjoyed during
the l ight. He was in general a bad
sleeper, and frequently get up at three
or lour o'clock, in which case he read
or vrote until six or seven, at which
time, when the weather was fine, he
omelimrs went out to ride, attended
by some of his grnrrals, or laid down
to rest again for a couple of hours.
When he retired to bed, he could rot
tl- p unless the most perfect state o!
dirkness was obtained, by the closure
of every cranny through which a ray
ol light rnignt pass, although I have
sometimes seen him fall asleep on the
sola, and remain so for a few minutes
in broad davhght. When ill, March-
n I nrratinn illv read In tiirv until 1.1
lr tl asleep. At times ne rose at set en, '
and wrote or dictated till breakfast
time, or, ir me m- rnm was very line,
hr went out to ride. When he break
fasted in his own room, it was genei
allv served on little round .able, at
b' tween rinr ad ten ; when along with
the rest ol his suite, at eleven ; in ei
ther rase a lafounhrttr. After break
fast, he grtirrally dictated to some of
h's suite fgr a few hours, and it two or
three o'clock received uch visitors
In previous appoit tment had bctn di
rected to present themselves. Uetwecn
four and five, when thr weather per
mitceJ, he rede out en horseback or in
the carriage, accompanied by all his
suite, for an h uror two; thin return
ed and dictated or read until eight, or
ociasionally p!ard a jamc at chess,
at which time dinner was announced,
V hich rarely exceeded twenty minutes
or half an hour in duration. He ate
heartily and fast, and did not appear
to be partial to high seasoned, or rich
food. One of his most favorite dishes
Was a roasted leg of mutton, of which
I have sometimes seen him pare the
o tside brown part tiff; he was also
ford of mutton chops. He rarely
dro,k as much ns n pint of claret at
hiv cbnner, w hich was generally much
di! ited with water. A Iterdinner, when
tie servants had withdrawn, ai d when
there were no visitors, he sometimes
pl'Mf'J hesa or at whist, but more
fnqnttitly sent for a volume of Cor
fu iile, or of some other esteemed au
tin r, and read aloud for an hour, or
chvted with the lad es or the rest of
tl e suite. He usually retired to his
brd-rnom at ten or eleven, and to rest,
immidiately afterwards. When he
breakfasted or dir.ed in his own apart
V f nt ( dans P interievrJ he sometimes
si nt for one of hi a suite to enverse
wth him during the repast. He nev
ei te more than two meals a d y, r.or,
aWe I knew him, had he ever taken
rr re thsn a very small cup of c ffee
alter e ai h rrpast, and at no other time.
I ave alo been informed by those
who have been in his service for fifircn
yrars, that he had never exceeded that
quantity since tbrx first knew him.
napoiton's hfd ciiambfr.
It w as about fourteen feet bv twelve,
an ! 'rn or eleven feet in height. The
wain tre Jincd with brown nankeen,
Wnl'-tti! am! nlgcil tvith common
green bordering paper, and deMuuU
ulfuttbase. Twjnn,ill windows, with
out pullics, looked towards the camp ol
the 53d regiment, one of which was
thrown up and fastened by a pieced
notched wood. Window iurt.iim of
white long doth, a small fire place, a
shabby grate, and fire irons to match,
Willi a paltry mantel piece ol wood,
naiiitrU white, upon which stood
small marble bust of his son. Above
the m.mtcl piece hung the portrait ol
Marie Louise, and four or five of young
Napoleon, one of which was embroi
dered bv the hands of the mother. A
0t ! little more to the right hung also a min
iature picture of the tmprcss Jose
phine, and to the left was suspended
the alarm chamber watch of Frederick
the Great, obtained by Napoleon at
Potsdam ; while on the right, the con
sular watch, engnved with the cypher
li, hung by ach.iin of the plaited hair
of Marie Louise, from a pin stuck in
the nankeen lining. The floor was co
vered w ith a second hand carpet, which
had oner- decorated the dining-mom
of a lieutenant of the St. Helena artil
lery. In the right lund corner was
placed the little plain iron camp bed
strad, with green silk curtail., upon
u'hirh it muster hail rttlo&ttl Oi' the i
fi. Ids of Marengo and Austerlitz. He
tween the windows thtre was a paltry
second-hand (best of drawers ; and a.,
old book case with green blinds stood
on the left of the door leading to the
next apartment, Four or five cin bot
tomed chairs, painted green, were
standing here and there about the room,
before the hack door, there was a
screen covered with natikctn, and be
tween tlut and tic fire place, an Id
fashione d sola cove red with long cloth,
upon which reclined Napoleon, cloth-
din his white morning gow n! white i
loose l row st rs and stoi kings all in m e.
A che cjucred red madras upoo his head,
ar.d his shirt collar open without a cra
vat. His air was melancholy and
troubled. Hefore him stood a hide
round table, with some books, t the
foot of which lay, in confusion upon
the carpet, a hr; p of those which he
had alrtadv perused, and at the foot
of the sofa fating him was suspended
a portrait of the Kmpress Marie Lou
ise, with her son in her arms. In front
of the fire-place stood Las Casas, w ith
his arms loldcd over his breast, and
t . ( k.. W. I n.'.tll fTV army t C ' OVCr tO the Isle ol
immiic ,'tiJrij ill tnc ! ilia iui.uj, ji i
a; ;he former
m,,ofenrr nf o.e onre i
Imit - htv emperor of Frame, nothing ;
r..,f a tun-rl, wash hfin.l .
stand, containing a silver basin and wa-j m" ,,rtw"? cessation
ter-ioc of t'e same metal, in the left;0' firmS- h,fh "'d".c! ..had P'od"ftd
hand comer.
NrtroLr.OS S Ut'CNDS.
N.'poleon showed me the marks of son was molested of either side. ' ne
two xvc uncls, one a very deep cicatrice day, hov ever, ndb g al ng with Oucli
above the left knte, which he said he riot, I stepped for a moment upon the
had received in his first campaign in edge of the island, which was about
Italy, rd it was ,f su srrious a n.'ture, tig'Mv toisrs dita t f'o.n the opposite
that the surgeors were in dt.uhtwhe- bank, whrre thc tnemy was. They
ther it might not be ultimately nrces- pnceivid us, ai d knowing me bx the
sary to amputate. He observed, that little Ktl and grey coat, they pointed a
when he was wounded, it was always thrrc potindir t us. The ball passed
kept a secret, in order not to disconr- between Oudinot and nu, ami was vr
age the soldiers. Thc other was n rv .lose to both of us. We put !purs
.he tnc. and had been received at Lek t() vt horses, a d spceddy got out of
muhl. " At the seige of Acte," eon-; sight. U tier the actual cm umstan
i'uiucel he, "a she 11 throw, by Sulnry !
Sn ith fell at mx feet. Two soldiers,
who were close by, seized ;md clo. ly
embraced me, one in front and the oU -
er on one side, and made a rampart ol
their bodies lor me ngainst the tflect
of the shell, which exploded, and over
whelmed ns in sand. W c sut k into
c sui a into
the hole formed by its burst., g; one of moths b;forc the roM Ml n St((rfs
them was wourded. 1 made them of ai ki. da were plenty The houses
both , flirt rs. One : los, a I, g o( (ht. ,)lt4nt5vtrc Mr prAi(rdi
at Moscow, and commandet a. in-.j mjnv hid ,cft ,htir' BfrvanM
ee.nes when I left I ans. W hcj0 Jtlt,ti on us jn most f ti em
was summoned by the ItusMans. he . . ' f, . ,. ....
replied, that as soon s they sent him
b,-ck the teg he bad lost r.t JJc,Ct:'.v,
he would surrerdrrthe fortress.
'Many times in my life,' continued he,
" have I been saved by soldiers and of.
ficers throwing themselves before me
when I was in the most imminent dan
ger. At Areola, when I was advan
cing, Colonel Meuron my aid de-o mp.
threw himself before me, c vered rm
with his body, and rueived the we uri!
which was destined for me. He fell
at my feet, and his blood spouted ir.
mv fact. He gave his lift to preserve
mine. Never yet, I belie ve, has the re
been surh c'tvotion she wn by soldiers
as mine have manifested for me. In
all my misloitunes, nexer has thc sol
dier, even when expiring, been want
ing to me never has man bten serti tl
mere faithfully by hs troops. Wiih
the last chop of bl od geif birg on. e!
their rins, they exclaimed I'ivef Lm-
pereur !
" In the bat k- before Dresden, I or
dered an attack to be made upon the
allies by both flanks of my army.
White the m.tiuo ivres for this purpose
were executing, the centre remained
motionless. At the distance of ab"ut
from this to the outer gate, I observed
a group of persons collected together
on horseback. Concluding that they
were endeavoring to observe my ma
noeuvres, I resolved to disturb them,
and called a captain of artillery, who
commanded a field battery of eighteen
or twenty pieces: "Jettez uiie dou
aine de boulejs a la fois dans ce groupe
1 1, peutetre il y en qutlrpacs petits gen
er.uix." ( Throw a dozen of bullets
at once into that group; perhaps there
are some little generals in it.) It was
done instantly. One of the b.ills struck
Morcau, carried off both his legs, and
went thro-igh his horse. Many more,
I believe, who were near him, were
killed and wounded. A moment be
fore, Alexander had been speaking to
him. Moreau's legs were amputated
not far from the spot. One of the feet,
with the boot upon it, which the sur
geon h id thrown upon the ground,
was brougnt bv a peasant to the King
of S xony, with infoim..tion that some
olliccr of great distinction had been
si i ink by a cannon shot. The king,
conceiving that the name of the per
son might peril ps be discovered by
tbr boot, s-nt it to me. It was exam-iiu-d
ai my head quarters, but all that
ouid be .scertaincd was, that the boot
was neither of Knglish nor of French
m itiufji ture. The next day we were
informal that it was the leg of Moreau.
It is not a little extraordinary," contin
ued Napoleon, " that in an action a
sb rt time afterwards, I ordered the
same aitillcrv officer, with the same
and under nearly similar circum
stances, to throw eighteen or twenty
built ts at oner into a concourse ol of
ficers lollccted together, by which gen
tral St. Priest, .mother Frenchman, n
traitor, and a man of talents, who had
a corr mand in th Russian army, was
k lb d. along with many the rs. N .th
ing," continued lr emperor, n"s more
tie sin.ctitc than a discharge ol a d zen
or more guns at once amongst a group
of persons From o.e or two ihey
may escape; but from a number dis
charged at a time, it is almost impos
sible. Alter Esliic. win n 1 had caus-
L.ooau. mere was tor some WtekS, OX
' "
ct-oim. n and tacit consent on uotn hide s
't . -L IJ- - I ..
" n tnc soin.ers, m I an) agrt e
no benefit, and only killed a few un
fortunate srr.tinels. I rode ou ex t ry
day in different directions. No per-
Ces, the a-t-ck was littlf better tbar
'murder; but if thev biul fired a doztn
of guns at once tr-cv must lave killed
I was in ihe m dst .1 .1 fine city, pro-
'visiot.ed for a year, for in Russia they
, - ,,. i- .,.,.r.i
nit iv n ai a iMut t i kj (lie ii t'j'i iv 't 1
begging the French rfliccrs who took
possession to lake care of their 'oii.i
ture ar.d otrer this gs ; that they had
It It every so tide necessary for our
wants, and hoped to return in a few
days, when the tmperor Alexander
had accommodated matters, at which
time they would be happy to see us.
Many ladies remained behind. I hey
kmew that I had been in Ikrlin !'!
Vienna with my armies, and that n
t jury h..d been done to the inhabi
lai ts; and moreover, they expected a
-peedy peace. We were in hopes ol
e.iji yii g niicelxes in w inte r quarters,
with evert prospect of success in thc
spring. 1 w o tlax s after our ai rival, a
fire was discovered, v. hich at first was
nit supposed to be alatming, but to
have been caused by the s Idiers kit
tiling their fues too near the houses,
which were ebiiflyof wood. 1 wa
rL.iv ;t th is. aid issued very stue
orders on the subject to the comnian-
d.itiU of the regiments and others. ! o close au adhesion of it that i;
llie next day it advnnced, bit still not. was impossible to remove it without,
so an to give serious alarm. II wev- torturing approaching to that of mar
er, afraid that it might gain upon us, I tyrdom. But in nine days it sponta
went out on horseback, and Rave eve- j neaously dropped off the sores healed
rydirectionto extinguish it. The next i up; and since then he experienced not
morning a violent wind arose, and the ' the slightest symptom of return, lie
fire spread with the greatest rapidity. is now a robust healthy man, and may
Some hundred miscreants, hired for , be seen every day driving a catt in the
that purpose, dispersed themselves in ; street's of this city,
different parts of the town, and with Montreal Ihtald.
matches which they concealed tinder
their cloaks, set fire to as many bouses w'e. need be U't reminded of the things wo
to windward as they could, which was know."
easily done, in consequence of the com-) Among the timplc remedies pre
bustible materials of which they were scribed for obstinate complaints, per
built. This, together wi h the vio- haps no one has stood the test of ex
lence of the wind, rendered every ef-1 perience better than burnt iork. Its
fort to extinguish the fire ' usefulness in the bilious cholic and
I myself narrowly escaped w ith life. cholera morbus hasbeen amply pr ved ;
In order to shew an example, I ventu- ! and its good effects renders expedi.nt
red into the midst of the flames, and a renewed publication of the method
had tnv hair and eye-brows s'u ged, and of its use. Take a common velvet
mv clothes burnt off my back; but it cork, burn it thoroughly, maeerute it
was in vain, as they had destroyed fine, pour upon it a tea spoon lull ot
most of the pumps, of wh'uhthere wcie brandy, and add a little nutmeg and
above, h thousand; out of all these, I sugar to make it palatable. The quan-
believe .hat we could onU fit d one that
was serviceable, besides, the wretch-
es that had been hired by Uostopchin
ran .bout in every quarter. eli"snnina-
ting fire with their nutches; in which
thev were but too much asisteu hv trie i
wind. This terrible conflagration ru
ined every thing. I was prepared for
every thing but this. It was unfore
seen ; who would ha e thought that a
nation would have set its capital on
fire The inhabitants themselves, how-
ever, el.d all they co,ld to extinguish
it, and several of tl.rm ju-nshed ...
their endeavors. I hey ;.,su brought
before us numbers of the .n. e t. dut ie s
with their matches, as amidst such a
yopouizzo we never co id li.r. e Oi uov
ered them ourselves. 1 caused i.bout
two hundred of these wretches t be
shot. Had it not been fur the fatal
f:re, 1 had every tiling my armv wan
ted; excellent wit ter quarters; stores
ol ail kinds were in plenty ; iiul the
rcXt year would have decided it. Al-
exaiide r wou u nave n.aoc peace , or
woold h,ve been in I etersburgh I
askeu if lie though, that he could en-
t.rtlv subdue Russia. "No, replied
i. iii . . .
; Napoleon ; " but I would have caused
, IlusMa to make such a peace as suited
. the interests or r ranee. I was live
days too late in quitting Moscow. St v
, . . .
eral of the generals," continued he,
" w ere bun t out of their beds. I my
self re mained in thr Kremlin until sur
rounded w ith flames. The fire advan
ced, seizedthc Chinese a d India ware
houses, and several store s of oil and
spirits, wh'n h burst forth in flames and Imrd exrry thing. I then re
tired to a lountry bouse of the Fmpe
ror Alexander's, distant about a league
from Moscow, and you m.iy figure to
yourself thr intensity ol the fire, w hen
I tell vou, that you could scarcely bear
your hands upon ihe walls or the xvin
dows on the side next to Moscow, in
consequence cf their heated state. It
was the spectacle ol a sea and billows
of lire, a sky and clouds 1 1 flames ;
mountains ol rtd rolling flames, like
immense waves of the sra, alternately
bursting forth and tlevatir g t-temselvcs
to bkiis of fire, and then sinking into
the ocean of flame bcl w. Oh, it xvas
fe most grantl, the most t-uhlime, and
thr most terrific sight thc world ever
Kl.Nti S KML.
Wc have lately heard liom a person
who stated herself to be personally ac
quainted with the fact, of a cure for
this afflicting disease, thc particulars
of which we conceive it our duty to
communicate to the public, without
vt muring an opinion w hether the com
plaint was genuine or pscudal, or if the
former, its cure attributable to the sup
poacd remedy rr !"me ther cause.
About ten years ngo, a young man,
aged about 28 years, and ahlitted with
this disease to a gteat degree, arrived
from Scotland. He had in vain em
ployed the best physicians in Great
Uritain and on the eontinent, none of
whom could cure him ; and on his ur
lival in this city, had actually nine run
ning sres in his neck, so that his exis
tence had becomeburthensome to him.
It so happened that the person with
whom he logded had one evening
brought from town some pitch for do
mestic purpose, and, either reasoning
from its medical properties in other
. ascs, rr (as our informant thinks, but
as appears to us very improbable,)
thro' merriment, told the man a pitch
plaster would certainly cure him. The
atter consented ; the plaster was appli-
d ; and thc consequence was excruci
ating pain for twenty-four hours, and
titv to be taken at a time need not ex-
cced the half of a common corkv and
it may be diluted with water, and in-
creased in quantity until a cure is cf-
fectcd. A'. T. Amer.
.leHUS answered, Uid Said unto liilll, elil;,
verily, I hhv mil thee, except a man bo Low
ujuin, Lc cannot .c the kintf.loui of Ood.
Jiimi iii.
Tli mrininrf nf ivKirb i'i
TnM mankiml alc burn or f0mc int:,
thc wor(i w-uh dispositions so (lepra
Q u t
; wA aiMu that hU U
; siUe f()r thrm m.r tQ tntcr thr
Lingdom of heaven, exce;;t they ;.r'
si totally thanked as to become- t;rv.
creatures. No partial alteration v. ill
do; it most be an entire change ol
temper, t.tutiiiients, habits, manner-.,
inclinations, arid pursuits. All the it;
turbulent and high-spirited passi ns
must be eradicated, and meekness,
, ,,n anJ pot,rncss uf spiril, ,.
froJaci.d in thc'ir room J n,ust
i iy Ue f Ym lQ UntV.
. ' t'm,ninrn; . nni,
( vM ; Q a onsUnt hallt of
, jt anJ dtVl)tion. Thi5t in lht. hn
i :,'. .t ., nr i,. i
I eUk!t til SLIIIMUIt, 19 ll'l llll) MIIU
emphatically styled being born ngin ;
because it is a kind of entrance upon
a new life, and a commencement of a
state entirely different from the for
mer. The necessity for this change
is sufficiently evident, because, if men
could be permitted to carry these evil
dispositions with them into the king
dom of God, they w ould not be happy
themselves, nT suffer others to be
Wc see that even upon earth, if a
wicke d, md gnant, and turbulent man
was confined for life, in a virtuous,
peaceable, and pious society, it w t !d
be no inconsiderable punishment; and
much more se vere would it be in heav
en, where the contrast is greater and
thc duration longer. Wickedntss nd
misery are by nature so closely unite d,
that they tanm t br separated, and
there fore neither of them Can have a
place in thc kingdom cf God. If anv
one's dispositions are cruel, malignant,
envious, tuibtiknt, factious, and :im
hitious, though, in contradiction to ,
their impulse, he should perform all 1
the duties cf piety, benevolence, hu
mility, and submission, he could not
become a number of this holy una
happy society, because his admission
would be rather a punishment than a
reward: before he tould attain this
state of felicity, he must be qualified
to enjoy it, and this can only be effect
ed by being born again. How a man is
to be born again, .1 esus further informj
us in the succeeding verse; he there
says, u Kxcept a man be born of water
and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into
the Lint-Join of God ;" that is, except
a man be born again, by embracing the
doctrines and obeying thc precepts ol
his re ligion, for w hich purpose the ex
ternal sign of baptism, and thc internal
assistance of the holy spirit, are abso
lutely necessary. Hy these, togrther
with sincere repentance and reforma
tion, he may become a new person,
and perfectly qualified to be, and to
make others happy in that blessed com
munity 5 and when qualified, however
great may have been his former offen
ces, he will be readily admitted, and
there w ill be joy in heaven at his re
It is the infirmity of poor spirits to be
taken with every appearance, and dazzled
with every thing that sparkles; but great
geniuses have but li'.tle admiration, be
cause few things appear tt them new.

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