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-Til rO CM JIOT DEIEQAT E TO THEtNIVEl) STATES BIT THE 1 rnNsTITCTIO, NOH FROHIbTteD BlTlT TO TUB STATES, BKSEBVED TO THE St ATI. Bm TIVELV, OB TO THE EOf IE AtHltlmenli to tie Conititutioa, Article X.
B, AUSTIN & C i F1S11EU, i
Editor and -Proprietors. )
NO. IX. OF VOL. XX.
(lVhole Io. 009.)
SALISBURY, N-C, AUGUST 10, 1839.
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ADVENTURE J?F CHARLES '
There i not la the Briuah Isles ft fairer valley
' than the Vale of tMgelly, nor one that combines
- tweetnese end magnilipence in such perfect and
varied beauty. Its green banks slope verdajitly to
Hie river side, fringed with trees and watered by
sparkling streurolots ; higher' ip, Cader-Idris and
a cbauvof lesser moununu pomt Jheit grejLs.m
mit, bold and bare, to the sky. Isnowdou Hpa
lhtoui-h man a vista and half-way 3uwn the val-
, i mre u a beaut i moeiina oi me waters oi
n . ... . . g . -v . ,
; two cleai; rivers, that, nniiiitg in a Uke-uke stream.
glida wnwithly on to the Irwti sea. i men wooi8,
noble couiitr scaw, and smiling cottap1, shf ltof.
ed and shadowed Jy many a sunny bill, blend their
" brauty with the dark rock, and scaihed pine, aud
tlie healthy mountain side, while the ever chanu
" i"f l'Kt aiklstiadow, llie varied toJoffrnnd the
lmht haze resting on the park, or floating dreami-
' fe irvtlw very centra of h m1jww-'54:
!itJCjmvlJJLQ jfurm with. un. UMJimunjiuB-Juiiu.
7 "drel" valley s bT our liaylTertliere"is noT a""nb"
J bier or a fairer pne. than the VaU of Dlgellqy
And whmi the Royal eye pf her who rulei them
clances over our pages, will not fail to remern-
bet the sweet summer s evenings when, stray hir
:by tlie romantic shores of Doautnaris, she bas seeu
tlie dusky cloud-like peak of finowdon, as jt rose
far in the distance, over I ho quiet-waters of the
lav. And Ions on thoie shores will she he re-
Jwemtered as the vjlTa
v, awl lite erav liaircd man thai made. h humhlo
i reverence, to the lovely girl, the future Queen of
Dnjland and whose simple hearts were gladdened
" 'by hor smile, often ptiint out the spots she visited,
- Hie mossy: stone she sat uptm, and tle soeory with
ifilctniTio was pleaafldtllfj Oimlll!tr;wrien. ftrf
Vllie splendor ol courts, she dwelt among the quHt
glade of their mountain land. '
Such, indeed, is the Vale of Dolgelley when the
-uni-shimngn it watersrafta -hrisbtemng-the
' verdure of its baiiks, but when the storm sweeps
from thejiils,And fojlie dartijefis of nightis nldad
the cYoomv shadow of the mountain when erory
with ihe howl oL Jhe VW i,vnm i no vapory
- elouds hamr tn lneknrfw, on ehrood: rrt,ryTho
. ? .. i- 1 . .1 . ... r.....
" It was even iii such a night that single horse
man urged his strong black steed along the rough
pathway that formed the mountain pass now clat
tering upon the 'grooothworo rock now jsnortmg
and Dlunfins un to the sadille girth in tho sptssh-
spur, toiling up the rugged bank, ana men o"min
ing forward with nnabated vigor over the broken
heath "in the direction of the more level country
thai stretched to life plains of Shropshire
. " What, hoY sir at ranger -P- cried a docp-tonod
vutcca the stout steed extricated himself by
violent effort from 0 swamp, was agniu moving for
ward. ,.'i..;; '
" What. o I sif mranirer, whi'her so fast 1" re
nested the voice, as three men well mounted issu-
ad from the shadow of some scattered trees, and
joined the traveller, who at the second chaUeiis
Teinad tin hU aiped. mid laid his haud upon his
heater. uu-. Tr;r;':y
. rt Who be ve that enquirVl'' he demamled,
have small time or pleasure to answer such gree
linn that bode me hindrance." . -i V .
-The-twrtr whnaddrowwd him pvei lood Uugh
" Bv Docket.' bones, fair sir, ye apeak is though
-it werea-oiatter of thine owu choice to answer u!
... -J..,. rf. r-..tvi.titj..-:.vsi.tfiaUBf.rfWpWr.Jl.
Aj, mirry, andi it is. Nay riend, handlo
ot my bridlo,"said thq horsommi draw ing a pistol
from hie sadd e .i.".- - " ' " " : V'
Hold, hold I" cried the other speaker, ' an ye
wise -Trifle hoi' with such trinkets as these. Pot
p Ihv piatol and thou shall know thy company.
1 " Nav. bv Het.ven. it were more fittinir that.
knew my company "ere I parted with niy weapons
ruN me rifivrrigm gann wiiuotjw luein, were
By mv faith I doubt it n.n, forlhou aeemcst a
eock of game. But thou art in betier company
-wet tooo .couVdrtm"tiriiaiiiod Cir. Here at.
myvide rides the worthy and worship)ed Obadiah
Strong io faith, Cantain of certain pious dragoons
n the service 0 the state; and to his left is the
vout Zicharias Trusl-in-irood-works, an officer in
the Mmu tfoofv marvellous and edifying di)uturru
' a ttkai'mnvMi hntu n nniMirtunitv of henn n?.
j -for myself, I am Jtoown by the' carnal amo ot
- Richard JJcamp-it race, and am an oilicer in the ar-
fy of the Parliament. Now who. or what art L
wtjie devd' name?' '
" A soldier of firtutie'and an adherent to tho
ling."- ..v.v i -r-'
" A long haired Cavalier be it so, and whither
M thou bound 1 v , , ,, ' r ,
, H Tu the castle ufsSir David Tudor." ,: '
" That thou can'st nH reach to-niuht ' ; you have
"wny long mile to ride", and your steed pants ami
I j 1 uiwes.biit dully. hat nay ye to pacing toe
"'got at yonder hostelry whn'rtj ye see tho light T .
" Tho other paused ere he replied; and as lie hes
I'ated one of hiscompaiii(Mis wheeled frojn the left,
moveniciit that pa&aed not uuobiervedby thica
lmr, and wall some-v li.it sorrV grace, ho de
titm hie wiMingncss to visit -the- hostelry.- -"
It was a l"ii low. building, Nirongly formed of
rough undresised stones. It p6rch had loop holt
for musketry iu windows were protected by strong
Lars of iron -an angry streamlet ' gushing ;voter
1(Mo and broken stones, which it hud torn from
the inooiiluiii above) formed a de&o ipoat round the
building, and to add to it martal character, the
party had nt s iouur crossed a rustic' bridge than
tliey were challenged by a guard of soldiers. Tlie
cavuliur at thw could not coiic,ittJhisiuneajncjs
1 " By "our fiuly I comrades ot niine,nsaid he, "ye
Iihvh brought ine into a fortaiice instead of a hos
telry." ....':. ..' : . .- . ".-''
" It j iii truth somewhat of both, and as occa.
sioti requires, serves for either) but that little reck
em, thou Khali And good entertainment, ami thy
steed mail be cared lor. ' ? , j "
ft was now loo late to retreat, and the cavalier
. .. . i . ..
dismounting, ana giving ms norse jo me gron,
entered the building followed by his companions.
fas blazing on the tiearin, buo. wax
ii tiipers" stood uiwMTtheUiwrJ,raVtd (he iirovia'
Soldier that occupied lire-benches glanced listless-j
ly at the cavalier. -The light howed Mm to be
a young man of middle age, but strongly and grace
fully built; hit feature were plain, but animated
' by a keen and bright eyo that told of the gallant
recklessness of the royal adherent, and bis long ra
ven lmjrspaTklwg with night dew as it curled over
hi shoulders, added a grace and beauty to his
; whole appearance. ' He had no sooner nrtpd liitn.
.self ihaaScamprace. again aliJreetl him i 'iS't.
Cavalier, . "you must even give us up your papors
and arms, but when Major lloldenburgh, returns,
and is satisfied with thee and thine errand in the
. moruuijjTluHi o.ay'st depart, wlhoutlurtlier que
tinris." . ' , " . .. n:....i.
1 By St. Georce of "England I? " said the. civa-
v liPr starting to his feH, "this is but churlish cour-
N ttsy, ye have invited ne hither, and now
V Small word will sulTico,"' replied the other,
rwaiiave i ordersloEuard" themoonraiirpasses, and
to arreU all auspicious peisous. JJo give up the
' L16"orilak'trij1h01ilf 1y T6tiJ"hfiTT(e
the cool oXormtiied irmnner ot tne rounonea-a, ana
he seemed as if disposed forcibly to effect hi re
treat; but a moment! Teflection showed him the
madue- of such iin 'attempt, and unbuekliug his
belt,. he flung his sword .00 the table, threw down
his pistolsv and declaring 1 had no papers to aub
mit, gloomily resumed his seat. J '
v" There wa "sometlung in' thV air of the youth
that Tppeiicit cier conmiiinicauoft cop
whv In come to extrerhitios ; they forbore, there
fore, to Heorch or lay hands on him, but 01 a more
rerciful tooeinvited him to partakeof Ihe cheer
M which had just been hid oil tho board. 1 be.vav.
atiir ! inotv enmnlied : and wnno tne snjmcrs
wiii-aiiioi' 'einfnired. be "tooli' the opportiimtv'ojl
glancing carefully ,arouild the room, tb examine
(lie feature of his entertainer. . These, however,
' pr.'senied no peculiar marks, beyond the usual dull-
I l 1.1 L.- ...Mnfla
nein ana (jroviiy wniep. cuaraeit-riuo wwiwcu.
' troops and he .was giving up the .scrutiny sati'sficd
TtH "tlMTteaiilty when hrr eyes were arrested by
the pini cing" glance of a sxldibr.OjjwrapietI ta
"trvdc Wn rertrdmj htm fir Tmme-tTmej;.tth
3bX.uirnlinhU J ijgt at'that ii-rtfl- th dor
ards the maiden as she approached trio table
"Ah!" cried Sca.npgrace, "here comes the
daucliter ol our host, fair Ellen v ynne, aul 1 war-
s rant for no object, but b) see the young Cavalier ;
Tr well 1 wot, Ellen thou corneal but rarely
She blushed at the words and. the Cavalier dash-
iiiir his heavy locks frlm his brow, gazed with ad.
miration on the maiden before him. Long treoscs
of auburn fell iu silken luxuriance over her tight
bodice her haVelyes brightened with her suiile,
the lurking sweciucss of which playrl arouud her
Iqrs that parting, showed teeth of pearly whiteness
her light and graceful figure tbe lawn like ti
nudity ol her approach, and the look of interest
whicn she gave Hie young stranger, might have
aroused the attention of a more apathetic gallant
than he. - '
j; By., mine honor, comrade," cried hc " you
was fair. ' vVilt thou pledge me, pretty maiden T-r-J
for 011' a soldier's word, I have never had sueffa
1 cup hearer bcloru. Z - --X-
The maiden touched the goblet jwttb her lips,
Vud the youth, raising it-to hi,.Aaud exclaimed-
-w T .Irink to thee: laitlElleniiKt good, lealrsnd-
true may he be wbo kneels at tuo auar wun sucu
a bride' ' Thenfaimug the cup, threw it down.
" Tnou will .pof refuse a knighlly boon nor courte
sy." added fie risinit from bis scat and drawing a
1 uparklmg rrngfrujixMi liugeJi-WhicAMplaced-On
piat o( lUe blusliiog gin auo men, wun mc tun
tomary galiautry ol ihe times drew her towards
him arid kissed her cheek. But he had wln-pered
U-aomothHtt! ifrEUottVea that: drove Ihe blood Irom
'Imr fi-t M''a " " l"1"11
glanced wildly around the room until it met tho
in look of the dark soldier in the corner;, the
. m.-. --- --- 7 -
he hastily glidod lrou the auarKnuuU
' The dm of revelry was over ie the hostelry the
mldiers slumbered oh the benchee -and the prison
ef sat'aloue'iri the tiarro "cliamoor ifr whioh hi
humhle pallet had been spread. The dull tread of
tho guard, Ihe howl of the blat, and the roar ol
the mountain torrent, fell cheerio on bis esr.'the
sickly fhmo of the lamp seemed like the waning o
h'pe, and the loneliness 01 me nour uucu Mic...
' rtintu in li iia ' inunilli'4. .' . . .. .
. fool that I was," he exclaimed, "to have lett
""the open Ifcaia liw this paltry prison house, where
-1 ,. t il.e mercv of deadliest enemies. Would
10 God 1 had mv irood teed once more under mo.
.uud the sword in my graip; the'W puckered dogs
would hardty again wile ine info their lure, r 00
tool I that I was." h repealed, as cnanng like
nnsoned tiaer, tie hurnedly paced the apart menu
A light step- wo board spprooxbing the Cavalier
sudd'rtiy f paused- immoutaiely 'the door 'of - his
apartment was cautiously opeiied.aud Ellen Wynne,
pale and agitated and bearing a su)all lamp glided
nnila,lv to his side.'VJler long hair hung 01
trtievelled over her wnii Lomber eyes glil-
ening with tears, and her band trembled as she
plaeed the lamp upon tlie hearth. v-, , ?
"My fair Elleu," cried the Cavalier, a (Iwh of
joy brighieiiiiig bis foaluru, 1 kuew thou WouldA
not betray me." . v , . V - x
" llciray thee ! cried the maiden, clasping her
bands, " uevcr I never ! but alas ! to aid theo exceeds
my power." , ,' s
" &iy not so," replied the Cavalier, " the ejes
mi DrtUy-KlhutOuut jaut-aWbieaifcjrU-c
also undo irou bars. Is there no soldier of the
guard that calls himself the lover of Ellen Wynne!
The maiden blushed at the qucstiou, but answer
ed without hesitation "There is even such an
one, but him I dare not trust; and yet," continued
she in a musing touc, there was a time when
right blithely 1 would have trusted Ralph Lloyd,
he is altered oow. ' He forsook the banner of Sir
David Tudor to join the army of Cromwell j and if
ha kuew the rank of his prisoner, the reward tbey
have put upoti your bead would tempt hiut to bo
"Aud wherefore did be change his arty, and'
why may ho not be Iru'U Wt still love the
soldier, ElleiiT . '- '
.' Love turn 1 no, no 1 1 never loved Kalph Lloyd i
but there is one who would not betray tbee," cried
the lady with euthusissiu oue who would die'
sootier. . ; '.
" And who, or were i bet " said thu Cavalier
smilin';. - . ' '
"Alas I "said Ellen in a tone of despwidency,
" ho w tar from hereimi itt-wooU go-4Mir4 with..
him if he foil into the hand of the troops ot Crom?
well. But I have scut a BieseeiiL'er to him, and
were you beyond these wall, you-wuuU -tuid
gar v augnau. buu a irup aim uuij ckuii. -- -
I limit have" siiiall lieed of his serviccT?I es
cape not ero Major Holeuburgrl arrives, to whom
l I - ....I. ...... . I'li.r. I'-)
thou but procure mo a braud, 1 would cveu y
Here a ' suppressed scream from; tliBruaiden
caused the Cavalwr to pause; aud luiuiug to tho
ftuowTiHi? HuMeadrivuiou "ffi
al mutant ttf-souHd of - aOvttnang-norscaiea
. r .1 i I . . 1 "
was heard. " iney comet uiey comci ,cneu
Ellen id terror, grasping with both bauds the arm-
of the Cavalier. Tlieu turumg to the eoldier - '
"Ralph, Ralph 1" she cnod iu an imploring tone,
you betray your King4 " -- - - -
0 lU f" cried the soldier, in a-voice of exuha-L
lion, tii even at 1 inougm. . u. - cvnv,
the roval prisoner spfani: suihienly up"ou bim, wres
ted hid dauser Irem bi hand, and held it fckam-" I
ttyyrknBW"-ntirlTojr eiclaiiningi "vmwwil,
creanl,.aiiu tiiou uiesu . ,
. -vTbe Kiogl tlie Kmgl T shouted the alruggliog -soldiextractiug
hil arm and drawing, a pistol
from hie bell ; but bis active antagonist vo the in-"
him uowo the narrow staircase. -
. knurl ilw Kimr I echoed again the .
- " - J, ' D a
horsemen witiiout, as the ctushiug ol arma -was fol
lowed by the ring ot a peal ot musketry; aud
era lis iiomo icu ma vui,
iouu voice was liearu
to crytburrender to the soldier oi rung ntwio :
' 1 1 be ! rt cried Ellen,1 eiartiug up with iu3.
.- r t ... ,1.
bad htuuk wwh terror, " .Edgar.
.Z-SitfTimu&r well n -. shouted the -
ssjuiiJrotco,"tti lUii pihe-Uuiu or tae b1,.
H-W. V. ..j..--.J ..afc4;-- Yj f . " 1
It wassooil UUISl Olleil. oiariieu, wturareu aim
J dititTiuMi(ed''td boi fwUo ciiiiaii
uud yielded theiusclvu prwouet to Uie adncreul
of the luug. 'But they oughi not thus to profit
by the surrender. Kushnigui, Edgar Vaughan
caught Ellea in bis arms ; lhe recogniimg the
Kiuk. dotluur bii bouuei and bouduig bt koce, he
vvlniTn'-4, Tt M-o"t, 1 mi my liege 1 , a tteyas
es are beet, and l lie beacons are burning ub the
hills of Dhopshiro and Montgomery.
It wis uo tiuie for parley. A. stout eteed was
ready al ihe door ; and young Edgar, hurriedly
whisiiering to Ellen, once more embraced belaud
.. '. 1 .? iu. I... !...,. 1 W ' v
men leutue way ior 10a vjioi ... . ,
i Good bolide Uieo, lair bllen, cried taeng
and God speed the day that bnngsjBSr-Jwwer te
reauite thv kuiduew." I hen siiwngiug to the sad
dle, the Wrse "hoofs of thelittfe party clattered I6r(
an instant on the rocky pathway and iben uieu
away on ihe duHarit heai h. . - .
.. Ten suiumer bad auiiled.on lue niouniaia viiu.
ley jif-Merioneth, and' where had stood the humble
hostelry was reared a baronial hall. It has long
since passed away, and there remains not even a
iuin lo tell where A stood f-but iu touuder-BiMl ita-
fair idame Bre not lo be torgotion, and many a
proud' family . can boa desceu' .from Strt Edgar .
Vaughan and then ynne
. --nwr ewt
AVids .Valiing. Can any thing, dead, or alive,
more pitiable bo conceived, than a jaded scribbler
for the oublic press siUmi down to hie. task at
the lurft mor""t, with an aching head and. an empty -
a'omache or rice wsa, -which i exaetlv the
same in effect. Imagine tbe forlorn drudge's een
sation, as be doggedly lifts "the quill etump and
moves it instinctively towards that fountain of good -
ittlt iuk. pot, surtihargud with Uilli lloraH-
of bitterness and tbe honey of aduiation. He is d
tiiute of a. topic his over-wroughl . braia li.x
iiausted its etoek of imagand he can fancy Both ;
ing but the ghost of an tdoa llready hackneyed
throueh all too ciianeee 01 me aipnaooi no sun-.
ject that baa Bot been hackneyed, lo death by tho
huiiffrv&issorrofbiirrower and 'imitator. 'Yet
must he continue lo fuod the iroo jas of 1 lie press?
There ia no release from the undertaking. Hois .
in for iC, and sterile or fertile, teastmg or starving,
his imagination must be wrung daily, yea jiourly,
for wherewithal to meet the merciless demand cf
the demon at his elbow.' "
Other men may eat, drink, and sleep; may live,
move, and have a being like decent creature; the
merchant may relax in time of sickness, or retire'
at seasons of enjoy moot ; tlie mechanic may (brego
a iob when ho breaks a limb, or chooses to go ft
-1 . 1 1
fishing; the tanner may worn, or ici 11 sione ; ana
the-manner has frequent intermission atnidxt the
toils and Ihe storms of his career, and the world
wags on without; confusion, nevertheless, they 6tfry
comparatiwly feel tire conncquences. - "Sot eu with
the alaves of types. . For him ihore is no holiday.
No repose, no retreat await hi',tired powers.
Whon he likulks, the world CoWei lo ikl cu),"and
chaos riots ir --- v
, Nor is it m -! irilprniijla that ho nhall la
bor at brief and stated iuterval the piot itkoutc
sort of employ moot, from it very cotitancy and
regularity, aud unceasing recur",mce, .ht limit al-.
bo put forth hn elTjrts ,al something new.- The
teuduig public has become spoiled child, with a
depraved appetite, pcrpetunlly hankering aftcmojr
elties,'vniixniirasities and impossibilities. Ia the
fubncalioii of tliese crudities for nuidiMiucs, a re.
a4 of Mitoilt, wic y
nrovided for. There is an end even to ' the snider'a
most attenuated thready" and what maker of long
yams can be required, irr reaon, not only to pin
out like a spider, the substahcua of his body, but
' . . . . . "... I 11
that of hi bram also ! Truly tni is a cruel world ;
aud the man that meddles with paragraph, a mi
eralde piece of caiwousmachiiicry.--5uri'Jl.
" WHERE DID HE GET THAT LAWi.'!'
' ' l'o a neat and bcauttlul city, in one of the North-
a. . a - . . f . I t ... X
I dm not know iiiany paiticulair uf his uiiiial char.
actcr; but he was notoriously profane. , He had a
negro boy, at whom bis neighbors used to hear lum
swear with awful violence. One day this senile
man met a decided Christian, who was also a law
yer, and said to him,, "I wish, Sir, to examine in
to the truth of the Christian religion. What books
would you advise roe to read 00 the evidences of 1
Christianity r I '
The iou lawyer, surprised at the inquiry, re
plied : " That is a question, Kir, which you ought
to lave it-utod log inorYoirTwght -rmt to have
put off a subject so important to this Ufa period of
l m too ute," said tbe inquirer. M I never
4w.ew much Tibosrt it j liut I always supposed "Iliat
Christianity was rejected by the great majority ot
lea rood men. I intend, however, now to examine
the subject thoroughly myself. I have Boon me,
at my physician says, a mortal disease, uuuer
which 1 ttiay lne i yeafuna a air, or two years,
tmBotXttOfttyjUiig-:w n'WO.raTl.111.cuieiit ol I'lovidcnce bv which thee concur
LLJjtJieve you do uul under stuijna,!jcjjaaieJ
the unbeliever, surprised ia hie turn : "" 1 wish to
luvesttgate the truth of the llibla. ;. "
"I would advise you, Sir, repeated bis Chris
tian friend, " to read the Bible. Aud," he contin
ued, ". 1 will give you my reason. ;. Most infidels
are very ignorant ot the Scriptures. Nu, to rea
oo on any subject with correctness, we must un
derstand what it is about which we reason. In
ihe next place, 1 consider the inlcrnai evidence of
ilTo-tnnir of-rhc tkiiptures rrmgefOTrrtrw ex
ieruaU r ; v "w
-"And whore shall I begin T" inquired the unbe-
f)ver. At the New 1 estament I ' , . , .;
s". No," said tho other; 'it the beginning at
-The'TnHde! Dotfghtl T:omriShfarVTMlioln,
and sat down to the serious study of the Scriptures.
tie applied ait nis strong aim weu disciplined now
era of mind to the1 Bible, to try rigidly but impar
twlly-ii4rullfc Aefce went -en iu the pemwh. be
received occasional calls from hi professional
tticuiLThe .iofidel frtoly romarked upon what be
h,3 AjrjeasLjtad jstaledJ.ii iihjiKiiiM.4i.4iktie
passage he thought that touching aud beautiful
but he could not credit a third.- : r---
- One evemog the: tphrisltan : lawyer called, and
fmmd the -onbefieverat tooraerwslkmi' The Fooitd
4-theuelrtte contirruedt pr noticmi that any
one had come in, busily to trace and retraco hie
jitepe. Ill fnegd at length spoke : Vou seem,
dir." said be, " to be iu a browu study. " Ot what
are you thinkinir f - ,
" 1 have been reading," replied the Minder, of
" Well, what do you think of Unasked bis
" 1 will tell vou what I iwrd to think." answered
tbe infidel. eupposod that Moses wai tbe lead
er of vhorde of banditti that having a etroog
mind, be acquired great iniluonce over a Mipereti
tious people ; and that 00 Mount Sinai he played
oil some sort of fire-works, to the amaze moat of
hut ignorant followers, who imagined, in their
mingled foar and auperstition, that the exhibition
was supernatural." - - "
" Hut what do you think now H interposed his
friend. V ' ' - . t
I have heen lookln'17." said the Infidel. Into
the Bdfure f that law. -1 have been trying tp,ee
whether 1 cab add any tuing to it, or take any
thing from it, so as to make it boiler. Sir, 1 can;
not. Il iperfeot.n - - -:
M The first commandinent,N continued he, " di
recti us lo make the Creator theAbjnct of duV. su-
preme lov.e aad rev.rrei'ice.That i. rigJIiUif, h.
bo our Creator, Preserver, and supreme Benefac
lor, we ought to treat him, and none other, as such.
"The socbod forbids idolatry. That certainly
ia right. ; ; ' .
The third forbids profaneness. r1- t"- "
M The locrlh fixes time for religious worship.
If there be a Go, be ought surely to be worship
ed. It i suitable that there should be, an outward
homage, significant of our inward regard. If God
be wuTiniped, it is pioper that oiiib timt stmutd"tH5
set apart for that purpose, when all may worship
htrn haTowmoosry ana witnoni rrnerraption. Mine
day in teveo is certainly not too much ; and I' Jo
not know that it w too little..- - r..r '
"The fifth defines the peculiar duties arising
from the family relations. , ?. . . .
" Injuries to our neighbor are then elaMjici by
the moral law. I hey are divtdud into olleuccs
again! life, chastity, proerty, and character.
And,"' said he, applying a legal idea with Jrgril
acuteoess, "1 notice that tho greatest oflence in
each class w exprely forbidden.". Thut the inju
ry to life i murder ; .to chastity, adultery J to pro-
ncrtv. Ihen; to cnaracter. penury. ow tho
llu'li; to cnaracter, penury..
greater oflence must include ihe less of the same,
kind. Murder must include every injury lo life
adultery every injfty to purity ; and toof the rest.
And the moral code is closed and perfected by a
coumaod forbidding every improper dttire in re
gard lo our neighbor. -. ; .,.' : ,
. . . .1 t ' aa 1 1 1 "... .
1 nave wv iimiKing, ne proceeded, r whehi
did Moses get that law I" 1 have read history !
the Egyptitnt Bud the aujacerit nations were idola
ters; so were the Greeks and Roman; and the
wiseft and best Greeks or Koniana never gave a
coile of morals like this. " IV lie re did Motel get
Aii Ute, which surpasses the wisdom and ptutoto
piiy of too itot uligfiteiied age ? fie lived at a .
ieriod ciHUNirauvely barbarous ; but ha hi gircn
a law, tn which the learning and sagacity of all
suUequeut turn cau detect 110 flaw. W ht ra id
be gut it t He could Sot have soared so far alxivo- '
hi age as to have devwed it bimwlf. I am rail-"
fied whuru he obtained it. It must have come
from heaveu. 1 ain'corjvmced of the truth of tho
reliibu.of the Bihle." ' , ' ;
deatti & nnn believer iu the truth of Chrisiinnitv.'
Ho lived several years after this conversation
- -il .I'- - .
about three, I believe. He conlinutd to pursue:
the study of the liiolo his view of tlie Chriatian
rehgiou expanding and growing correct. Prolams
ocas was auandoucd. Aa calh was now as oftVe
sive to him as it was familiar before. When hia
former gay coaipaiuoiis used one, be habitually re.
proved them. ' Ho rumousirated with them upon
tts lolly and want bf incuoing, and Kuiid ho could
uever uncgiue U'l'ore, how painful profiino lang'iuge
cete disciplo ot Christ 1 Ho always expressed a f
grendoutrt Uwu thai fwiot. ' Ho could hope for
tiuthinif lroin tlie world, aud lie was afraid that ha
ought choose other pleasures Iroin that circurn-
stance, wittibut a Taawal change of heart. ; . ".
I learne4 tlWw particular, a few year since,
from one of thejMrtie. ; The Upe of tune may
have caused some Yiimatuual variation, hut 1 be
hove bo other. I have ndeavoa-d 10 be more
than substwrtidlly correb and imve therefore left, y .
nuiuy important ideas unerfpauded, a I understood ,
iheiu tooccur m the actual eV,ott,",";il1"-1
Let the reader meditate on tms history, fir it is
iLWiwed iQ .kurtc
jnam thought 4 lhis, that the moral taw w a nion""
Umem -a auuume mouumeoi ina griii moral
transaction at Kinai, m the delivery tfNthe ten .
Conmi-tiidtnoiit. but mark also the specie o un .
belief here exhibited ; the improvement imuHvot
lijigeriug disease I the judicious advice and Enid
Uiu.n.on otthe Cbruliaa lrieud; the UawiM -tfV-:
dTTbe; ex-ocllencff ot the moral la w explnniod "
y. .. ... .... :. . 1 ...
iTTertTfioffuiir nio bleSTug'oTjlTie .fcmmV-r-
il.r";,t;ir.r..ii. rilTu-TmiTi- imwi-r Ilia liitile.. .V -
A hie numborf the Dublin Medical Press coo-
tains a very interesting account of (he habit of
the common squirrel, ine writer, evidently a
highly educated man, having procured one from a '
bird taucier, and having Willi auiiis duliculy sue .
cevdud in tauuna him, bad bun ia bis (hmmcimioii
for nearly year. ' Uuring mT-perioa ii6Tcoi ...
laHied w circunuiaiico couueeiea wiib ine na
lural history of these aoiinals, viz : their hy berni
luHu'aud that tbey art carnivorous. Of' lliow
acts, tbe firat baa been doubted, and the second
hitherto altogether known. It wae not until I
fiaff Thii'1htiireinc reature in ' roy ; postcwiou
nearly nine mouths, aays tho writer, " that I di.
covered what 1 bad previously beeu entirely igno ' ,
rant of, vn: that tht squirrel it in part, by prefer- ,
carnivorous. i hi, from iiib tormation or ,T
their teeth, and auueture of their digestive organs,
appears siranee, aud 1 should be glad to have it- - -
expLiiusd fr-I -altheogh t arn-Telatiirg the tabit -t-r r :
ol ao individual, yel by euusequeui, carciui, and, ,
ouuierous BXpcrimeuU, I ascerlawod thw propctti
ity to belong to the whole; trtlwof BHfwhsquirH:l"Tr.;
The following theinai-ner tn wlrthfr fact'
fell lijf iiif hotictf - Abuul eight of 1:h16 tnontbfl "
uieri got uua aquirroi, t lomw m 01 w .01 uiy u4.y
walks a magpie, with a brokeif wing i-jod litying
the poor creature, I brougjil it home, ami having
set the wing as well a' lcould that i to say,
placed tha edges of the bone at close to one aiiqih
eranf tied tho injured pinion to Hie bird's side in
a4faVorabli" 'jbos'iiiriii.X1 (i periuilluig wmou, at i
couldV I placed the bird in a Urge wicker cage,
and bung it up in the same apartmont with the " .
quirrel. For the first week the ejects of hit " !
wouud and the paid it occasioned, kept llio stranger , '
pretty silent ; but aa hi health and spirits rutuvu-. -
ed, bit constant cries attracted the aUeiiitoa of my -
tittle passiouate Uvorile, who, Irom that moment,
appeared lo couccive a violent desire lo reach Hi") . , '
mtgpte't cage. Thu, however, hung far boyaud ',
his reach, and the siuooihness ot the wall aguiuat
which it was placed prcieutiiig 00 facilities for '
climbing, net the squirrcl't reacliin-jjhe cage out
uf the question. '
Z Hit anxiety, and frequent attempts to" du "s6, J ,
h mover, attracted my attention, and I at ionglli ..
rt'led the object of his curiosity, as 1 conceived ' ..
it, fiom the Cage, and suifcred thoiu both lo be at ,.
liberty in the room at oijcri.."" What was my sur- -prise
when the result was an iiwUtiUm.'ous auack '
00 the squirrel's part, and that of so fierce and de. . .
icrinim tatue th U. jthe .magpiol dcafy Mstil a!
have beeu a speetly but a cruel oiie, bad 1 not ia. . - ,
terfored, ami for a secooJ time rescued my prison' ,
er from danger. However, although I prevented
my squirrel's indulging his tuste for flesh in this V .
iiwtance, I procured bim other bird-), which ho - "
jieedily despatched, and inslantiy devoured. They . ,
apf'eared, in fact, to be hit natural prey, for while
flesh was to be got, dozens of nuis, even though -Jy; ;
ready broken lor hun, might be ncglecied at lue . .' . ,
Itottym uf the cslwM!iwo-l4ytwt-mTB"d the
dexterity ho rdiowed in stripping hi prey of their,
feathers, provod that Ihii deJCrijitiOn of food" wai"
tio novelty. I ol-werved thai bis practice was to
commence at the inferior portion of the trunk, nog-- "
jlecting the extremities uuiil noiinng eUe remained,-
Mid rejoctjing the head altogether. r
After this 1 used to present him with butcher'
Seat, eithef taw or d reined, which be look readi
. , unless stjasoned.' Even the prepuce of soil was
not ititiicieuj to ensure its refusal. As winter tp '
proncliel, 1 was cu.nous to observe in w bat manner
my lillle companion- would be atlected by the na-
tural changes of the season, and for thai purpoe I
ocver put a fire in Jus room ; and s the srasun
(which H wilt be remembered wss a very cold one)
advauced, be began to collect store of uuts, and
the Tumsms of buds, iu a corner of bis box, as aUo
to prepare a comforuhle .post of moss, wol, Ac.
with which I supplied him ; and, one mormni, on
visiting hi tn, 1 tound bim curled up, with his I"",'
Uil coiled round him, cold, lunerunblo, aud to nil
appearance dead. In order to tatisrt'y myself of. Urn
hvlwrnaiton of quirreU, (a fact denied by sonm,)
aa well as to see, whether hybernation wotilJ be
comploto in a state of 'captivity, ullerd him to .,
re mam in the said torpid condition for warl'y
foitoight ; a,t the end of which time I niovcU him,
Western Carolinian (Salisbury, N.C.)
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