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HASCHBASCH THE PEARL DIVER.
, BY J K. PAULDING. ,
TT AsriHB Vsch was held bv creneral consent the, best
- Oliver in all tlie gulf I of Ormuz. He would pliinge
deeper.l stay longer, and -come up drier man any uau
horse, nail alligator nj me whole western ueuiF"j:
But, soioaehowor other, he was always unsuccessiuij
ffhi. KrAnn-bt im Knth ivdqJTnll of oysters, ten to one
they diS not contain a pearl ; so that at last ne got to
be a by-word among his fellows, who used to nn
i Qne flay after frent disappointment indmng,
f he, ina"fit .k dispairTThreiv an oyster, which he knew
.Was too plump and healthy to have any aris in it
' :ur nL;neT a rock hard bv, that he broke the
: feheU: kndiwaf not only astonished but aWed to see
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r ''--' -1 J .anHmn trrm tn rsifmpnta -
Ac ;t rrrnrrnnllv cleared away, he beheld a little squab
WeninlJ with an oyster knife in his hand, and bo fat
that he might pass lor the personincation oi a verita
ble blu6 pointer, j ;
I Haschbasch contemplated the droll figure till he re
covered from his terror, arid fell to laughing with all
Ma might. At length he j exclaimed. L
r Who art thou, and whence didst than comer'
."I am the Genius of Oysters," replied the strange
3 lttle man, Mand I came, from the bottom ot the sea.
How darest thou break triv foalace in this rude manner
iTTnjsrvhhaearh nnnlifripd wrv rpKnpr.tfnllv. and I ex
plained the cause ol Ins violence, at the same time ap
poanng to nis compassion lor paraon.
" Ydu lopk so round and jolly," said he. " J am sure
you niust be good natured. 1 never heard of, such a
person that was otherwise."
"Well," said the placable Genius, " I will not be an
exceptional forgive thee, nay, I will reward thee,
Ibr, between ourselves, I was a prisoner when you rer
leased me. t waaKhut ud bv a tyrannical necroman
cer of an alderman, for eating oysters in a month that
had no r in it. I owe you a good turn there dive
just where I throw tins." -So!
saying he flung'a piece of chip into the sea, and
Haschbasch obeyed his commands. The queer Ge
niusswallowed the contents of the broken oyster at
one ihmithful, and, waddling down to the wave,,dis
awteared in its blue bosom. i
: In a few minutes Haschbasch came up with both
hands fiill oi oysters, each ot which, on beinTopened
was f ound to contain a pearl as big as a pigeoiv&egg
: ! At that moment tne Genius emerged from the wa-
.ters and" after DufHntr like a nomoise. exclaimed, " Go
'o Ispahan;" and again. vanished, having only come
ip to take a mouthlul ol air.
ii Haschbasch concealed his prize ora every eye
.laid shut his lips on the subject as close as ah oyster
lie too!c leave of little Flimflam ; the black eyed daugh
ter of the collector of the Schah's tribute, who, if he
had dreamed of the large pearls,-would have had his
;cad off, in less than no time, and promising soon to
'return,- departed tor the renowned city ot Ispahan
where Schah Husaien, who called himself the ''king
of kings,?' then reigned, if not in the affections, at
least m the tears ot his people.
v Haschbasch, after considering a day or two con
t -crning the best manner of disposing, his treasure on
.1 u's arrival at ; Ispahan, at length determined upon
going to the:,' "fountain head at once. W know not
where he got: his experience, but lie had somehoy
tQund out that it was always best so deal with princi
pals1 in rnatters of business.
I i Accordingly one day vhen the Tgreat " kingof kings"
Aas amusing lapeople with the Toyal larce of ' pride
4ii ;th garb of humility," and listening very conde
scendingly to'; petitions he forgot 4he next moment;
liascjibasch threw himself on his 1'ace, licked a reason
able quantity of dust, and in tones and words of genu
ine eastern humility, "begged an audience of the vicer
regent' ol Allah, the master of the universe, and the
example of tlie "angels. ' ;
I: Schah Hussein was tickled at these new and illus
ions titles, .which he thought were peculiarly appli-
!ble to him, above all hTs predecessors, not excepting
e great Russian himseli, wlio is celebrated in the
: ' pic ol Ferdousi,' containing-twenty thousand bad
verses. He ordered. Haschbasch to wait the conclu
sion of the farce, and then attend him at the palace.
The diver crhwled afler him to his royal residence,
;aid being admitted on all fours, most laudably peti
t toned tor a private interview, on a matter of the ut-
laostconsequence. He did not torget to Conclude by
calling the Schah, a? before, "vice-regent of -Allah,
iiaser of the universe, and example of fje angels."
The: Schah was melted into compliance, and beckon
ed li)m to follow to his private apartment. ;
! .:Whcn there Haschbasch prostrated himself 365
',ntne?. the vice-regent counting aH the while! on his
lingers. -; f
; "7Vell, slave," cried the Schah. c;what would thy
rbsojlent presumption have? Take notice, if thy bu
siness is not of sufficient moment to excuse thy bold"
.tcqudst, thou art as dead as the man who offended me
yesterday, by sneezing in the midst of a- speech I was
making to the representative of the Giaours, who
Hasclibasch thought he had got himself into a pret -
ty predicament, and .trembled-so that he could scarce
'4 Jy find the pearl as big as a pigeon's egg, which he
hac brought with Inm. The Schah began be
alarmed, lest he should be fumbling for a dagger to
despatch him, and was just on the point of calling for
help, when he was struck almost dumb by the sight of
: fhe magnificent bauble, , t
i ; Allah cried he, snatching it out of tkenands of
t he shiyeririg diver. " Allah ! can I believe -mi y eyes !
Is it not thefghost, the shadow, the counterfeit, of a
real pearl ? If it be, slave, tremble! for thy life shall
pay the forfeit of my disappointment. Hast thou any
more' like tliis ?"
1 Haschbasch assured him that there wasHhot such
another in the world, and that it wass'enuineC
f The Schah, on jconuiaring it with some which he
wore about him, becattiesatisried. He debated in his
Own mind whether to purchase it at any price, or
jnake vshort work of it by cutting off Hachbasch's
liead, and becoming his heir, according to the laws
;ind customs of Pepsin, 'that is to .say, the will of the
- king of kings. '
j Justice, -however, prevailed. lie recollected the
charming titles Haschbasch had bestowed upon him,
and that head! thus enabled him to triumph over
" his barbarian neighbor, the Giaour of Russia, who
had just drubbed him soundly, and possessed himself
oi. two or three pt his finest. provinces.
i u He Jias not such a pearl in all his diadem !" ex-
c.Taimed he mentally. "What is thy price for this
treasure 7 Quick tell me this instant, or
; 4iExamDleof the ansrels!" cried Haschbasch. Ma
mere tribe nothingdtmt to make rpe governor of the
t lie drudgery, while I pocket the Honors aqd the money
1 j' Th mi art Vr
fchahin a transport : I would hae given thee the
ioiT? lhe DPPrtunity to eclipse the barbarian
;'-uu"Ur.i jrlVP ma. U lr J A !.- it
i vin e
. w pcii i, aim Ldtvci uiy ion.
vcrnnr hf stmckHaschbasch departed, go-
:p6m The next day he
large as a small iS;1 1U ltUrban
feed their old mrtnm . ue people iieiuier mis-
Itdtv ctnnrt' ns ... i
J?'-4:""4. Nuo ad met tho Wihi- nf.thp
u,ed t(xsnch matters. 1 lheir new
I hey were
j j Haschbasch was a tolerable r i 1
mad.e a number of wise reSnJi "?c? He
to see-put into execution; and i4"V orgot
: , of proclamations, to which no body ?? (uantity
Tenuon, nowever, he boasted of the Vpf. at"
had brought about, smoked a golden pir U?? he
,ieet long, with entire satisfaction. His d?nutv w6?n
capilal lellowj according tb contract, heVd v?ta
excellency's work foe him, , but he did not eivt hi
5U trio mnnoir TTo 1,..K l. i . v . &lve mtU
r i i k -u ' a au a.ngnt to a trifle
vi fiy iuuuciy auu cAturuuu, on n is own proper ac
li U i !
uuui mm wiiai. ucuv can uiame nim t
king: nay, much happier than a. little kin in the?e
NORTH CAROLINA SENTINEL, AND NEWBERN COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL! AND LITERARY INTELLIGENCER:
degenerate days. Nobody troubled him with protocols
and non-interveuiiULJ. nc uou ma uaiiuiuj giris, ins
storv tellers, his poets, and his parasites, who swore
by Allah ne was n to De ocnrn oi rersia.: ; ne aie
hugely of the richest vians j he drank under the rose,
wine dearer than Chateaux Margaux, and iv sung
odes of Hafiz till he could neither see nor heaif, arid in
time he waxed as fat as the Genius of Oysters.
But alas! that mortal man cannot enioy Kll these
things without paying more for them than they are
worth I Hncrhhaofh hamn to hA KlPPnV "til ay, ami
wakeful all night. His deputy took upon hi m an me
duties of his principal, and Hasch&ascn cumu
and dnnk and sing odes and admire uie ua.u6 .
f. DWDr , TJa cAmiroa lonfTP.d 10r S U1VC, f U V vjrav
ofvaHPtv. PVPti thonrh he should bring upjiiotrang
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but ovsters without any pearls. - i
listless, tedious, laborious sort of apathy m a pool gal
lery that overlooked the ; street. He yawntd once
twice, thrice, and at length exclaimed audibly, tho'
(Inn K nmriniTa flfiDlUiaiUl" V , "
almost unconsciously to pimsen. . j -
" O Allah ! if I only had something to dof.
.n' Mahomet! if I only had nothing to jlo !" an
swere'l a voice In the street directly under thji gallery
He looked down and beheld a diminutive; haunch
back of a fellow, about four feet high, and as crooked
as a ram's horn, bending under two heavy buckets
" Whaart thou?" cried Haschbasch, rubbing his eyes
" Buz-buz, the water-carrier, answered the other,
" What wouldst thou ?" '
"I should J ike to be a governor. You paid, just
'.t . 1 tTf .i
now, you wanted something to do, and i wain no
thing to do. Let us exchange, and we shall each
nave our wish." . i
"Thou art a merry slave. I cannot give thee my
office, but I will make thee my jester. Thou sh alt
make me laugh, and I will make a man ol thee.
" You must add a cubit to my statute before you
can do that; but, however, I accept your offer, lor it
you only krjew how lazy I am you won . pity me.
Buz-buz proved a most invaluable auxiliary in as
sisting Haschbasch to kill time. His spiritsf were in
exhaustible; and if not always witty, he supplied its
absence by impudence; which sometimes jdoes just
as well. At length Haschbasch w.lled him to give
some account of himself. f
"I was born crooked as you see," said hf, "which
was a oreat hanniness: (in- I never knew what it
was to be strait, and therefore escaped thf curse of
being miserable by comparison. I was apprenticed
to a water-carrier, Who made me carry jttwice as
much as other people, because, as he wisely said,
there was no dangeF of spoiling my shape; affit'I
was just on the point of trying to setter fortune,
by making the most of my iigure- in a matrimonial
speculation, when your highness had thejgoo.l for
tune, to take me into your service..! Such ss my his-
torv. now tell me vours. I bet mv ol i bucke
vmir tnrhan von havfi been a diver in vour -time?"
"Why so?" said Haschbasch, somewhat startled.
" Why because thou art always bobbing thy head,
as if thou wast going to plunge into the wafer."
" Thou art a prophet," said the governor, and re
lated his story, substituting a single pearl for the
handful he had acquired through the iiivt ur of the
Genius of Oysters. .
"O Prophet!" exclaimed Buz-buz, "w
.! . .
at is trie
difference betwixt ar nearl-diver and a wat
me and a
that thou shoulclst make a governor of the
-u-ster of the otlier ! ! Destiny, destiny, thoui art more
blind than a bat she at least sees in the d&rK.
TT;ir.hhasr,h lanfrhel at this sallv. but he soon had
cause to repent of the disclosure ol his eajrly life.
Buz-buz was continually joking-about his fprmer pro
fession, and though he always did it when jthey were
alone together, it was not relished. Hasclibasch
loved to hear others made game of, but tp be made
game himself was quite a liillerentarlair. f
On one occasion the great" mufti of Ispahan, a sort
of Mahometan archbishop, came to visit Haschbasch
in state, to negotiate a marriage between the go
vernor land his niece, "who was a first rajte beauty,
and very fond of hearing the odes of Hafjx. There
was any quantity of ceremony between them, and
the. mattpr was finallv spttloi
. J . : .J .
3d to the great mufti just as f you were
a dive for pearls," said Buz-buz, when
going to take
he was gone, laughing ready to kill himsef. But he
laughed on the wrong side of his mouth
vernor became wroth at length, at being sd frequently
reminded of his profession, and turned his pester neck
and hbels into the street. .
"NeVer mind," quoth Buz-buz, as He took up
his old buckets, "nevermind; from the caipital jester
to a dull governor I am become a poor water-carrier
once more; who knows . but horn a stupid governor
thou mayest become a half-starved pearl-diver again."
" Off with his head !" cried Haschbaschi, like King
Dick in the'tragedy. But the carrier disappeared in
a twinkling, and he never laid eyes on him again. :
The marriage of Haschbasch and the lieice of the
great mufti took place shortly afterwards ; and, for a
1 lew days, lie was, the happiest of all. governors, ex
cept the governor of one of the old thirteen." But
his wile, whose name was Fatima, was a perfect
Mrs. Bluebeard for curiosity. She ransacked every
hole and corner of 1 the house, to see what was in it;
and nothing baffled her but a small box,! of gold so
massy, she could not break it open, and !so fastened
that she could not come at the secret.
The next day,, the next, and the next, she was ob-
served to be low spirited, and her low spirits increased
every passing hour. Hasclibasch sometimes found
her in tears, which he kissed away ; and though this
act of kindness ought to have stopped the t ears of any
reasonable woman, those of Fatima only j lb wed the
faster. Haschbasch conjured her to tell him the
cause of her sorrows; but she shook her head mourn
fully, and sobbed out. !
" Ybu-ou-ou d-o-n-n-t 1-o-v-ve melech !" and
her heart seemed almost ready to break.
The governor swore by the sacred camel of Maho-
Jtiet, and the white beard of her uncle! the mufti.
which was not half so white as her fair neck that he
loved her belter than his office. But evn this did
not satisfy her and, in less than a week,! she took to
Poor Haschbasch was almost distracted. He went
to her, and kneeling at her bedside or, to be orien
tally orthodox and particular at the side of her
couch, swore by the prophet, that there was nothing
on the face of the earth he would not do to convince
her of his affection. .
"Tell me, tell me." nid Pnt;
plaintive voice, "what is contained in the little gold
box you keep so carefully closed from ydur devoted
"Beard of the prophet!" exclaimed tlie husband,
how didst thou come to! know of that box ?"
44 By accident, lord of my soul !" said Fakima ; but
thou hast swTorn, and here I promise to be a happy
and obedient slave to thee, if thou wilt open it in my
presence." .-..- 1
Haschbasch dared not; to break his oath.! T urnini?
all the attendants out of the room, he proceeded to
the secret deposite, brought with him the box, and
Opened the unseen spring. His wife shrieked, clasped
her hands, and almost fainted, at the sitfht of a do
ien pearls as large as pigeon's eggs. Shi was never
tired of handling and admiring them; atid the go
vernor tvas at length obliged to force therM'roin her,
which occasioned a paroxysm of her old disorder-
Her illness-increased every hour until Haschbasch
became alarmed, and was wrought upon tjo make her
the same rash promise, and with the samej rash sanc
tion he had done before. 1
The ladv took him at his word, and demanded her
choice of the beautiful pearls. Haschbasch trembled
Ojuaooeyed; but, ere he did so, he related tne history ot
the bargain with the schah, to whom hehad sold a
similar pearl, under a solemn assurance that it was
7,""V ne ol its kind in th nniverm
I tbP h;?10' ayjmy head, will pay the forfeit of
- i v i mis laisenood. Take thvi choice, but
C V... -1,1. nrnmicP 1o mP. fill thv dntv ts ri
wife, thv faith as a true believer, thou wilt never
LJCIUie Uiuu uuai dui ljv. , J " " : f
I X. -mm , -
wear this bauble, noraiscipse u any living DeingmaT
it is in thy possession."
The lady toox mm ax nis wora, ano aemanoea ner
choice of the beautiful pearls. Haschbasch trembled
and obeyed : but, ere he did so, he related the history
of the bargain with the schah, to whom he had sold a
similar pearl, under a solemn assurance that it was
the only one of its kind in the universe.
"My othce, nay, my head, will pay the forfeit ot
the discovery ot this talsehood. Take thy choice,
but before thou dost so promise to me, on thy duty as
a true believer, thou will never wear this bauble, nor
disclose to any living being that it is in thy possession..'!
ratima eomr.lipil trip npnrl hpramp her own. and
her health was restored, as if bv miracle. The old
v. tJV " W- 1 ..
mufti ascribed it to his uravers, and a vow to get up
a grand pilgrimage to Mecca, it his niece recovered.
.... ' . . . i
iotning could eaual the cniidisn aengni oi uie guy mi
nor's lady in the possession of a pearl aslargeand as per
fect as that of the great schah himseli. one looneu
at it ten hours every day, and it seemed as if she
would never be tired of admiring it. The thought,
however, at last struck her on a sudden, that there
was little pleasure in its possesion so long as nobody
knew it. She might as well not have it at all
From that moment she began to be unhappy. One
day the dearest friend she had in the world called to
see her wearing a beautiful amethyst her husband
had mst presented her
" If I could i only show her my pearl as large as a
pigeon s egg, and as wnne as me Dearu oi uie iuuiu
liow blue she would look," thought t atima
The temrtaiion -was irresistible. After exacting a
solemn pledge of secresy, she exhibited the inestima
ble treasure to her friend, who almost fainted at the
" She will tell some of her acquaintances," though
Fatima. "who will tell it .to otlier?, and it willsoon be
known, I hope. A fig lor the schah, and the terrors of
the governor." i '
But her friend was faithful to her word and poor
Fatima was- feorely disappointed. A grand festival
was now at hand, and she determined, at all risks,
to exhibit her pearl to the eyes of all but the schah,
who would thus, in all probability, remain ignorant of
tbe deception practised by Haschbasch, On that Un
lucky day the governor was somewhat indisposed,
and did not attend the ceremony, at which the schah
himself officiated. Fatima, thus freed from the con
trolling eye of her husband, drcs-ed herself in all the
splenflors of eastern vanity, and placed the beautiful
pearl in the centre of a turban, glittering with gold
and precious: stones.
Great Was the envy and admiration excited by
the beautiful pearl, and millions of questions w;ere
asked of Fatima concerning its origin and history ;
but she kept the secret, and her imprudence might
possibly have passed without any serious consequen-
ups, into, not uie wmspers oi auiiiiruiiou reacueu uie
ears of the schah, Who demanded to see the wonderful
bauble. Fatima advanced, trembling like an aspen
leaf" and the schah turned pale with rage at its sight.
He snatched it from her turban, and compared it with
fiis own. It was equally beautiful, and the passion of
the schah persuaded hinf it was actually superior in
" Slave !" cried he mostungallantly, " slave, whence
came this pearl?"
"My husband gave it me," answered she, sinking
at his feet.
" And where is the slave, the traitor ? why is he not
"He is gone to fulfill a vow at the Cosque, with
out t he city, for the recovery of his health," said the
poor wife resolved tomake one effort for the safety of
the govtirnorr - ' .
- " Follow, jind drag him hither alive, to answer for
deceiving the vice regent of Allah," exclaimed the
schah, as he thought on the loss of his triumph over
the Giaour of Russia. He clutched the unlucky pearl
of Fatima in his grasp, resolved it should never fall
into the hands of mortal man or woman again.
The unhappy Fatima was permitted to go home,
which she did as fast as possible. In agitated haste
sne met nernusband, bidding him Hy tor his hie With
. " . .1
iUi --- cApmiiciuoii, lor 1101 a moment was to oe
! lost. Disguising themselves, they mounted a pair
of swift horses, and taking- an opposite direction from
the mosque,' r whither the guards of the sultan had
gone in search of Hashbasch, fled towards Ormuz,
like chaff before the wind. Fatima, in the middt of
her troubles, did hot forget tosecure the gold Box an
the beautiful pearls.
Favored by their disguise, and a series of lucky ac
cidents, they arrived in safety at the gulf of Drmuz,
among the old friends and associates of the diverJ
u Welcome, Haschbasch," exclaimed they. ;
" And welcome poverty," cried Haschbasch, as he
entered his( native cottage, now somewThat out 6f re
pair; "I Will be a diver for pearls again." -:
"A diver for fiddlesticks! cried Fatima. " T.ook
here !" and she produced the golden box, containing
uie peans as oig as pigeon's eggs.
"Accursed baubles!" cried he, snatching it out of
her hand, and run towards the shores of the gulf so
swiftly that Fatima, who was a Mahometan beauty,
and someyhat lusty, could not follow. ' He arrived
at the spoi where he had seen the Genius, and open
ing tne oojx, one by one tnrew the pearls against the
same rock I where he had broken the oyster, so Vio-
lei"Iy, that they were all dashed to pieces
He had no sooner finished than the same smoke he
had formerly seen, rose in the same spot, and as it
slowly (dissipated, he again recognized the little fat
genius of oysters, as jolly and round as ever; for, be
it remembered, it was now the month of October, and
his old enemy, the necromantic alderman could not
prevent his eating his fill according to law.
" You see I am better lodged than I was the last
time we met: but what is the matter, and what brings
you here ?" said the Genius. v
Haschbasch told the whole story, and concluded by
reproaching theJGrenius for sending him to Ispahan
with such a fatalgifr.
" I have scarcely tasted a moment's happiness," said
he, since I possessed these accursed pearls."
"I can only give the means of happiness," answer
ed the Genius, "not happiness itself; that depends
upon yourself. Go and be a diver again, and if thou
art content with thjj lot, thou mayest be happy."
So saying, he disappeared for ever in the blue waters,
and Haschbasch returned home. j
Fatima scolded him for destroying the pearls, but
she was, a good" natured soul, a lid soon forgave, and
loved him better than when he was a governor and a
prince. His old sweetheart claimed the promise of
nascnoascn on nis return. Me took her to himself as
a second helpmate, and Fatima and little Flim-flam
lived together in perfect harmony. What a nearo
fhiaking religion is that ot Mahomet !
Beautiful Extract. It cannot be that earth is
man's only abiding place. It cannot be that
our life is a bubble cast up by the ocean of eter
nity, to float a moment upon its waves, and
sink into nothingness. Else whv is it that the
high and glorious aspirations, which leap like
angels from the temple of our hearts, are for
ever wandering about unsatisfied? Why is it
that the rainbow and the cloud come over us
with a beautythat is not of earth, and then
pass off and leave us to muse upon their faded
loveliness? Why is it that the stars which
"hold their festival around the midnightthrone,"
are set above the grasp of our limited faculties,
forever mocking us with their unapproachable
glory? And finally, why is it that bright forms
of human beauty, are presented to our view and
then taken from us ; leaving the thousand streams
of ouraflections to flow back in an alpine tor
rent upon our hearts ? We are born for hi o-her
destiny than that oi earth. There is a realm
norp the rainbow never fades where the
v- - t , , . f ,
stars Will ne spreaa oui ueiore usime ihcrio"""
that slumber on the ocean, and where the beau-
iful beings which here pass belore us JiKe
shadows, will stay in our presence iorever.
The epithet Miss. In the 17th century, Miss
ipplied to females was considerd a term of re
proach. ISIiss Cross, who is particularly no
ticed in Hayne's epilouge to Farquhar's Love
nd a bottle, about ;7U5 was tne tirst actress an
nounced as Miss. Galfs Lives of tne Mayers.
Sunrise. Who is there whohas ever looked
. 1 L 1 .1 rrniaa tf TPS11 1 n d T1 1
up to tne gyiueii gaico 1
Wpst ' and beheld arrayed in all their magnifi-
cerice. and watched the beautuui aepariure oi
-7 . " . . - , , . C
the god of day, and has not lelt mmseii lmea
fr Mrth in hpaven. and his feelings spiritual
' MA J
ised Kv.thR contemnlation of the scene? The
crlnrips nf sunset can be seen and enjoyed in the
greatest fullness only in the country, lne
winds are now hushed among the fdliage the
birds of heaven have ceased their warbling
the voice of the laborer is no longer heard
silence hancrs like a canopy upon the scene
At such a season, go walk about into the
country, carry along with vou no book to aid
your reflections; go alone or with a friend, let
your heart be opentotheinnuenceoiine scene,
let its home-felt delights rise up unrepressed ;
resign yourself freely and entirely to the emo
tions of your bosom and if you have not
been too far corrupted and contaminated by
intercourse with the world, you will return a
better, happier, holier man.
Military Resources of Switzerland.
The Swiss Confederacy having determined to
defend their neutrality at the point of the bayo
net, has called two contingents of the national
army into the field : they amount to (50,000 1
men, and have been organized into five divi
sions. Few of , our readers are aware of ,the
rapidity and economy with wThich such a
measure can be brought into operation; a
brief inquiry into the system may prove in
structive and interesting. The Swiss cantons
do not maintain any standing army, nor do
their soldiery receive pay or quarters in bar
racks; neither, is there such a practice known
amongst them as the ballot, or beat of drum by
recruiting parties. Every male inhabitant is
bound to serve in the ranks, and consequently
every descendant of Tell is a soldier : but he
does not shoulder his firelock, unless when the
storm has passed over his head, he returns
quietly to his anvil orploughshare, and stores
away his rifle or musket sis a household deity.
At periods, therefore, when it is deemed expe
dient to place the military resources of Switz
erland on an active footing, notice is sent to
each canton of the division which is to furnish
its contingent,; and each local battalion is in
formed of the name and head quarters of the
regiment which.it is to join. The quotas are al
ways at hand, the skeletons constituted, and
the several positions designated: hence, tho'
there may not be a single man under arms, in
the course of a few days every efficient man
in the country may be summoned on duty, and
found at the post to which his country has
called him. On a recent occasion, the Sar
dinian emigrants having endangered the fron
tiers which bound Geneva and the Valois,
three battalions of this force were ordered out,
and within twenty-four hours every rank and
file was under arms,
A cheaper and more
effective army than this cannot be imajrin-
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ed. The confederation has at this time near-! But, $ir, to be serious ought not such time
ly 70,000 in battle array, and in a week this wasters) to be ashamed of themselves ? VYe are
force could be increased to upwardsofl00,000. certainly born for some purpose we are all
: ' capable- of doing some good in our day and
The city of Baltimore, is in a verv thriving ! generation we are accountable' tn nur fi-innd.
condition. "If emolovment be anv evidenr.p.
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of prosperity, she is now enjoying an enviable
lot." A friend of ours, lately spent several
hours in a hack, in visiting the city, from one
end to the other. The dwelling houses are
universally built of brick, and but few wooden
buildings of any kind are to be seen. We
should not be surprised if her oonulation in-
j creased to 100,000 by the census of 1810.
1 X :
1500 buildings are now in progress,
In 177o, there were only 5,934 persons,
jjusiuntuns, we wisn ner cverv
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cess that the most sanguine can anticipate.
A person is now conveyed from Baltimore
to Washington, in 5 hours formely it required
about 12! Seven miles on this route are
travelled on the Baltimore and Ohio RaU Road,
on a single car, drawn by one horse, in about
40 minutes ! It is beautiful, and some idea can
be formed of the utility of Rail Roads in ex
amining the different routes.
A Scottish nobleman one day visited alawyer
at his office, in which at the time there was a
blazirjg fire, which led him to exclaim, 4 Mr.,
your office is as hot as an oven,1 ' So it should
he, my lord, ' replied the lawyer, as it is here
that I make my bread. '
Mr. Geddes, of the Verreville Glassworks,
has in his possession a horse upwards of 42 years
of age, the same animal which its respec'table
owner rode when he was Colonel of the Anders
ton volunteers, and which is still able to carry
its-venerable master without fagging. Atthe
time when Mr. Geddes was Colonel of the
above corps, this animal was so celebrated for
its beauty and strength of bone, that the Duke
of ork sent down an offer to a large amount to
purchase it; but he refused to sell his favorite,
though he expressed himself willing to make a
gift of it to his Roy alHighness. This offer, it ap
pears, was not accepted. At the late grand re
form procession in Glasgow, the Horse walked
with the glass blowers, bestrode by one of Mr
Geddes's servants. It is still strong and in
good health, though the influence of time has
so far operated as to render ifnecessary to
feed it with soft food. Glasgow Chronicle.
The London New Monthly Magazine blames
Mr. Stanley, the member of the British Parlia
ment who travelled in this country, for usinff
the word talented. The Magazine says" Sir
Robert Peel referred it to his Araericanvissoci
ations, and prayed him never to employ it again,
with all the strenuousness of Oxonian ajura
Ihu ExTit0r, the Nationl Gazette concurs
with the New Monthly and Sir Robert Peel in
of Cockney origin. 1 he word appears to
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be a very
good one, the sense of which
h otherwise so Well exnressed. nnlooc
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cumlocutory phrases. It seems to us to h
legitimate a wuru us syvriiea, gzjted, or an
other of that class. But what we admire in th'"V
paragraph is the modesty' of Sir Robert's all
sion to " American associations, 77 as if he u
i 1 cit.ii' rii . ere
speaKing ui noueinuib ur amiuc tartars. v
will venture to say it Mr. Stanley were rh i
lenged toj speak the whole truth on this su'
ject, he cpuld mlorm &ir Kobert that he hA
heard as pure tinghsh spoken in American l
caoins in vae iar uisiaiu luresis ana prairies
ever he heard the, wealthy Baronet himself S
Ciaini in oi. oicpucii a iiapci. 1 ne JjJljrfsk
language is preserved in greater purity 7
we are rot deceived, in America than it i's
England. An Englishman may travel the U
ted States over without fear of meeting Wiiu
dialects which he cannot understand andV., ?
less converse in himself, as is the case
sing from one county to another in some n,
?uiU 7t Tr,J,i c parts
I From the Baltimore American.
We ar obliged to our corespondent for i.
following article, which affords a very useful
lesson inja very agreeable style. If it hit sortie
of our own friends, so much the better. Il'thev
l"f,v v,... jvu iv aiiu ruuiimto
iiiey win in -nine enough b
TVTpssrs. Editors. Thprp i rnf liir
troublesome to a man as to have time enough
My friend is a capital fellow, has an excellent
disposition ; a comfortable income, a thousand
goou menus, anu worse man an time enoutrk
x nc tuuacucm-c 10 is laie ui oreaklast
late at dinner late at tea in fine, late about
every thing and is always in a .hurry aft.-
all. i "
If I engage to meet him at eleven, 'he plans
how he ban dispose of his time till the hour
comes, j He sits down in his chair, ruminates
a full hour what he shall be doing till eleven
and theiji commences half a dozen things, at
once gets tired of them one after another, and
then takes his pen to write a letter to a friend
for want of some way to spend the time.
At a Quarter before eleven, time enough hf
thinks, he begins to shave: then comes cash
ing, drejssing, 6lc. Slc till eleven cenes, and
of coursje he is late. He gets vexed with him
self for i his delinquency, and. that makes him
vexed with all around.
Now,! Sir, my friend is not solus in this mis
fortune It's a very common remark, there's -"time
enough, " and those who make it are al
ways stre to be behindhand.
I must say, such people are truly to be pi
tied, and I feel like saying what is sometimes
said abjut birds that can sing but wont sing;
Why! what a miserable way is this of
rusting but life ! what-a miserable, weak, ineffi
cient man must he think himself, who has more
time thin any body else, and yet in his w hole
life hasj brought nothing to pass.
A good old grandmother of my acquaintance
used to make the idle children pick up straws
and throw them against the wind for sake of
having something to do ; and were I dictator
of this city for a brief term, I would shin hah
of thes4 do-nothings to fight for the Poles, and
; make the remainder crack stones for Mc.V
: mizinsr Sthe streets.
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to our consciences, arid, I say it solemnly, wc
are accountable to God for mispent moments.
" There's time enough" will not suffice us
or make us easy, when days and years draw to
a close-p-when the night of death, comethj in
which no man can work.
Would that such lazy ones, (I speak in plain
language,) would that such lazy ones would
compare themselves with one intellectual, ac
tive, enterprising man, and in shame for them
selves, j break off the crust that is hardening
over thleir faculties, and endeavor in something
like nobility, t redeem the time that is past,
and not stand still, a laughing frtock to the
worId-4-a mortification to their -friends and
disgrace to themselves. A.
Singular circumstance. Since the death of the
Rev. Mf. Foster, formerly of the Parish Church in
Lyttleton, (Mass.) the inhabitants of that town have
unhappily been divided in their reli gious opinions.
Accusations and recriminations have been bandied
about, and polemical controversies have fearfully in
terrupted the harmony of that beautiful village. With
in a fewjmonths, these dissensions have increasedand
each sept claiming exclusive right of appointing a
Pastor, it was finally agreed after much wrangling
to determine this important point by a vote of the
town. Accordingly a town meeting was held on
Wednesday last for this purpose ; and each indivi
dual felt as if the honor and happiness, temporal and
eternal, jof the sect to which he belonged was at stake,
and waited with fear mingled witlfhope and impa
tience for the appointed day. On Tuesday the day
proceeding the one appointed for the town meeting,
the church was struck by liffhtnin and totally
FRpSH FAMILY FLOUR, &c.
TJN Half bbls. fresh ground Flour, from
new wheat, fancv brand "
Hilf bbl. Soda Crackers,
Ditto ditto Butter do.
10 bbls. Pilot Bread,
W do. Navy do.
10! do. Apple Brandy,
2 hldsN. E. Rum,
2 do. Rye WhisW-
bbls. suDerior nM Ain :.i A;n..
a iituiiuiiuaiiuia li i ..-'
do. Jamaica Rh
If bbl. best Winter Sperm Oil,
11 do. Train Oil
Chewing Tobacco, of various qualities, re
ceived this day per schooner John, from, Balti
more, and for sale by r
JOSEPH M. GRANADE, & Co.
Sept 7. .
SILVER TABLE & TEA SPOONS-1
'Has just received a fresh supply of
SJTvor ToKl S5rv-w-nc
Teal Spoon?, ,
Mustard & Salt Spoons.
Thimbles, &c. &c.
Which Will be sold as low aa they can be impopte
A PAIR OF 13 INCH GLOBES
Newborn, 20th July 1831,