North Carolina Newspapers

VOlIl'-XO. 51.
'Se bride of, the wreck.
:-T I
I Us a Ioq1 y sorfcuf a bachelor, and ha J
Btver vet known bat joun men style "the
' ' of -nassion I bad enough, as my old
fits of it :
but he has
RaU - ccemed. io love me all the letter, he
d ine .now-very much as. two pieces of
V !am,. chip cling together when drifting at
e sole survivors of a thousand
tJc , UU - '
wteck"'"'0' e 00 ni p iji ' e s -that sailed with
EW wars ago, ii: Qtlici; one u left afloat. I
Ladiu a sailor from niyi boyhood, and when
I a- tweDty-five, I may sjifcly say no man was
- rt-e iit t command a vssel among-the mari-
Bc of England. An J .at this time.; my uncle
i;,,! Kfi me his fortu e.l I had never seen
1: W.1K- knew of his existence : but I
l.i now sLeakiii" eviJeiice of the fact that he !
j(,tednol-)DW.- ' -
as very young and strong in 1 ml., and I j
"i e .t . ...... i ..,..,. .1 1
pO-cScU i'l, I lie icuim oi soon- uivumuus , - . "wv
,,r What bar was there to mv enjov ! k fieen rtcoads before the watch on deck call
Miitheood of life ? Xo bar indeed, hut e'1 sudJenly to ihe man at the wheel, "Port
!v tho lack of means of etijovmeiTt.' I
!tit -ilv
a s i :tilur in every en.-e. my eum-atiou was
us: ,f, and I had some hooks, but my tastes '
m.EauticaI, and pined on shore. You eai'V '
mitand( then, why I built mo a yatch aud i
i -jk-n'l much time on her. bho was a nno
rait, au I uiwu to my taste in every respect
. i 'tieineuiher with a s-igh now, the
us I Lave ..-pent in the "Foam."
happy j
I ue.J to mjd o n-iderably in mv cabin, and i aicvunt l"r ine motion I had telt in any rea
ouMy.jmlced weekly, in vit- d parties of ! 80nab,e w7Jl t ngth fell asleep, and the,
.':1t-en)en"tocruisjf xvith uie. Vul the loot of a 1 rckillS of my vessel, as she flew before the
. ij had never been on the deck of mv to it,
.J I beg in to have an old bachelor's pride in
'fact. Yet I confess to you a secret Tong
,'lk some ort of afieclion dillerent from anv
iit-retofc ' e known, and ar sth-s n- ss whn
a Inked of beautiful women- in mv itres-
"ne -ummer evening I wae- at the old hall
duch my Uncle Jitd and was .euiw-tjly ahm
lone. ,'
Lwan.'s sunset I was surprised while iTng
-riny l o of a genih in.ii
vly announced, and giving indication of no
'our pardon, sir, for my unceremonious en-ae-.
.Mv hres have run away with my
and da-he 1 it to piece' .m ar your park
'. My father was' badly iujuivd, and inv
ris .u.. w watching him. I have taken ihe
'o ask your permi-si m to bring them to
residence. .. .
"t cruise mv consent,- was iu-tantlv friven
tmyowu 'cai-riiige despatched to the park
IMr. Sai.Wir was a-g-ntlemen of fortune, re
i'ig al.ou! iuty mih-s from me" and his fatli-
I 'D iov;i,f -fty years or more of age, was on
' iy. in c..uij,;iuy with Irs son, to his son'.-
tdere to die and be buried. They were
"L-' is t .me, but 1 made them welcome to
i use as if it were their owiS and in-tsted
Vir using it.
Sinclair was the first woman who had
-J my doorstone since I had been posses-
rt .the kail, and well miht she have heen
by. better men, than I. She wa; very
'-aa i very beautiful of the size of Venus,
"A all men worship as the perfection of beau
i ;t haying a soft blue eye, shaded by jot
'iibryws, her face presented the contrast
PJnn- of whitene-s in the completion, set off
hiav,;n bur, and yet that hair hanging iu
F'ffrili, fmU KJ 1... ,..V. . fil ...i
"l olt: fai-e lit lin witfi itm ovi-vsairn rf irn.
, r . .
irust an;' t'Qmplete cemfid-.-nce, either in all
"u "r e se m her own indomitahle jirter
Eavn ; tr Marv Sinclair had a mindJof her
0 t!lel. - -. i.
r atierditd in my house, and I attended
H-mi precession that bore his remains
"and valley to the old churct in which
; testers were laid. Onc aft-r that I call:
t! family, and then avoided Ahem. I
fou what was the cause of the aver
1 t'J entering: that house, or ar.nro.iel.ino-
s . - i r - o
J-n.-e of that matchless girl. I believe
!.'f"a"e'1 ibe m'gic of her beauty, and was
r"iej wit h
.... ...j vnn iiiinuiilllur.S O) 1V
-e l..ved by her. I knew her a-so, ia.
'irf tV, it 1
i;-?.; the n',We' lhe ?4cat.-d. the relink, j
1 Was none ot these. What tli.ui ...n.l.j i
, i ' ;, r """,u 1 llie
i y.e.oe . io ine cnarms a
lOUlsitfl liu-.i
ia-f.oul ! "
yttr i
l sed, and I was the verv bov in mv ; di,
a flu, , . e , T , ; -
Oinditsof her.
,a,J 'mies that I did
jv icu.muu iuatll i
not love her. a
! ders. determined to Drove i; hv Anter.
er i . '
lOi I 1 .1. 1 .1 ... 1
--v. jl leii'rrn i iirrtw nivse r in
London societv. and was lost m
- ' -- - l.
I'D' 9,
a crowded a-semblv I was
'a i j.
a recess, talking w;ith a lady
S Stran.. . .l.-ii T i
JUt Ifc
uScln,j,i. 1 cauuoi oescnoe
iu, was visible to my companion,
r rrtt - ....
sid, ' ou are unwell. Mr. St.
yu i
not j V
i"ur face became suddenly
cana'n )0Ur Land lrenWeJ so as to shake
tleI:Cabk to '"M ; but I was star
. j houncementof Mr. and Miss Sin
Wher, Mnds;lw te
was en ten nr on
I , . ' more beautiful than ever.
r 1 did not V v... t
- -uvj"i out i ata so.
aefcotci. to all lj,e 3n
Thrice afterwards I was warned of her pres
ence in this mysterious way, till I believed that
there was some mysterious link between us two
of unknown, but powerful character. I have
since learned to believe the comnunion of spir
it sometimes without material intervention.
I heard of her frequently now as engaged to
iMr. Weller, a man whom I knew well, and
was ready to do honor as. worthy of ber love.
When at length T
ry vidence.of ; the rnmor, T left'tandon, and
saw them no more. The same rumor followed
me in my letters, and yet I was mad enough to
dream of Mary Sinclair, until months after I
awoke to the sense of what a fool I had been.
Convinced of this, I -went aboard my yacht
about mid-summer, and for four weeks never
set my foot on shore.
One sultry day, when pitch was frvinjj on
deck, in the hot sun, we rolled heavily on the
Bay of? .Biscay, and I passed the afternoon un
der a sail on the larboard quarter-deck. Toward
evening pfancied a storm was brewing and
"",M, m"e a11 reaa' Ior 11 noked on taffrail
t... ,uU.gfit, aua men turned in. Will you be-
lie.v me' I feit thflt strange thiil through ray
veins, as Ilav in mv hammock, and nwnt ndtk
I'"r.t our helin ! a 8ail on the lee bow steady
I was on deck in an instant and sw that a
s.iff breeze was blowing, and a small sflir..-r
J showing no lights, had crossed our fore-foot
j within a pistol shot, and was now bearing up
to the north-west. The sky was clojidy and
' e oreeze was very steady, ami I went
below again, and after endeavoring vainly to
e . .... . I
j win i, gave j ist motion enough to my ha. .mock
Ij lull me in a sound slumber. But I dreamed
j all night, t f Mary Sinclair. I dreamed of her,
j but they were unpleasant dreams. I saw her,
j standing on the leek of the "Foam," and as I
would advance towaid her the Tonn of Wt
' e,L!er
would inierpose.
1 would ranev at times that
mJ a"h was
around her. aud h er f, il'm vvaa r..cti i , " -
. ' 1 '".-r : .-against
..j , . c .-.urau laving on mv snouiaer
and then by the strange mutilations of dreams,
it was not I, but Weller, that whs holding hen
aud i wasciiained to a post, looking at them,
and she would kiss him ; and again the kiss
would be burning on my lips. The morning
found me wide awake, reasoning myself out yf
my fancies. By noon I had enough to do. The
ocean was roused. A tempest was out on the
:-ea. and the "Foam"' went before it.
Nig it came down gloomily. The very black
uess of darkne-s was on the water as we flew
before the terrible blast. I was on decked, lash
ed to the whVtl, by which I stood, with a knife.
W e had but a rag of sail oik her, and she mov
ed through the water more hke a bird than a
boat trom wave to wave. Again and 'again a
(due wave went over us, but she came up like a
duck aud shook off the water and dashed on.
Now she staggered, s a blow that might have
stove a man-of-war struck her, but she kept gal.
lanrly on ; and now she rolled, heavily aud slow
ly, but never abated the swift flight toward the
shore. It was midnight when the wind was
highest. The howling of the cordage was de
moniacal. Now a scream, now a shriek, now
a wail and laugh of mocking madness. On, on
we flew. r
I looked up, and turned quite around the
horizon, but could see no sky, no sea, no cloud,
all was blackness. At that moment I felt again
thestrjinge thrill, and at the instant fancied a
denser blackness ahead - and the next, with a
crash and plunge, the "Foam" was clear gone !
Down went my gailant boat, and with her an-
. otner vessel, unseen in the black nght. The
wheel to which I had been lashed, had broken
loose and gone over with me b-fore she sank.
It was heavy, and I cut it away, and it went
down in the deep sea above my boat. And
seeing a spar I seized it, and a thrill of agony
shot through me as I recognized the delicate
figure tf a woman, I drew her to me, and lash
ed her to the spar by my side, and so in the
b.'ack. night, we floated away over the stormy
MyT. companion
knew dead. A
was senseless for ought I
thousaud emotions passed
through mv mind in the nevt fiv- mimitoa
Vhn mF . .
. "uu uu iiij sugni, spar f
What was the vessel I had sunk ? Was I with
. . . -
ooov ot only a human beinyr, or was there
SIV1.t nf i;& lf, And MnlA T r., U
a flame ? Would it not be better to let her sink
than tl
of ,i,:...
,SL anu agony.
her hands, her forehead, her shonl-
In lhe(i,.nse darlrnens T could nor spa a
I f ature of her fac- nor teJ jf g)ie were 0lj or
young scarcely white or black. The silence
on the sea was fearful.
So long. as I had been on the deck of my
bt, the wind whistling through the ropes and
down the spars had made a continual sound;
but n .w I heard nothing but the occasional
sparkling of the spray, the dash of a foa, cap
or the heavy sound of the wind pressing on my
ears. 3
At length she moved her band.feebly in mine.
How my heart leaped at that slight evidence
that I was not alone on the wild ocean I re
doubled my exertions. I passed one of h r
arms over my neck to keep it out of the water,
while I chafed the other hand with both mine.
V,ltthe clasp tighten. I bowed my bead to
tmstg fHitemttgtot
wards hers. She drew me close to her laid
her cheek against mine. Ilet it rest there it
might warm hers, and so help to give her life.
Then she nestled close to my bosom and whis
pered, "Thank you." Why did mv brain so
wddly throb in my head at that whispered sen
tence ? She knew not where she was, that was
clear. Her mind was wandering. At that in
stant the end of the spar struck some heaw
uver n, and to my joy we were left on a float
ing deck. I cut the lash from the spar, and
fastened my co panion and myselt to the new
part of the raft or wfeck, I knew not which,
and all the time "that arm was around my neck
and rigid as if in death.
Now came the low, wild wail that precedes
the breaking up of the storm. The air seemed
filled with viewless spirits mournfully singingaud
sighing. I neyer thought her anything else
than a human being. It was that endeared her
to me. I wound my arm around her, and drew
her close to my heart, and bowed my head over
her, and in the wildness of the moment I press
ed my lips to hers ina long, passionate kiss of
intense love and agony. She gave it back, mur
muring some name of endearment, wound both
arms round my neck, and laying ' her head on
my shoulder with her forehead pressed against
my cheek, fell into a calm slumber. The kiss
burns on my lip this hour. Half a century of
the world have' not sufficed Jo'chill it's influence.
It thrills me now as then !
It was madness ; with idol worship, of the
form God gave in the image of himself, which
I adorned iu that hour as even God! I fee1
the unearthly joy to-day, as I remember the
clap of those unknown arms, and the soft ptvs
sure of that forehead. 1 knew not, I cared noti
if she were old and haggard, or young and
fair ! 1
1 only knew and rejoiced with j y untold
that she was human, mortal, of my own kin,
by the great Fattier of our race.
It was a night of thoughts and emotions,
and phantasies that can never be d. scribed.
loriiincr ilawned iri-nvdc tl
,.7" tx j i ", , , . ,
htrht showSflme a driving cloud above my head
it was. welcomed' wftrrS. shudder, -I hated
ihatform clinner to me and mv arm: a-
round it, and my lips ever and anon pressed to
the passionless lips of the heavy sieeper. . 1 as
ked no light. It was an intruder of my domain
and would drive her from my embrace. I was
But as I saw the face of my companion grad
ually revealed in the dawning li.dit m-r m
- "i ' "V J
began to make out one by one the features, and
at length the terrible truth came slow ly burning
in my brain, I mourned aloud in my agouv,
'God of heaven, she is dead !'' ami it was
Mary Sinclair. But she was not dead. We
floated all day along on the sea, and at mid
night of the next I hailed a ship aud they took
us off. Every man from the "Foam" and the
other vessel was s.tved, with one exception.
The other vessel was the "Fairy," a schooner
yacht, belonging to a friend of Miss Sinclair,
wiih whom she and her broiher, and a party of
ladies and gentlemen, had started but three days
previously for a week's cruise.
I need not tell you how I explained that
strange thrill as the schooner crossed our bow
the night before the collission, and What I felt
again at the moment of the cra-h, nor what in
terpretation I gave to the wild tumult of emo
tions all that lonz n'fidvt. j
I married Mary Sinclair, and I buried her
thirty years afterwards, aud I sometimes have
the same evidence of her presence now that I
used to have when she lived on the same earth
with me.
We extract the following from Kingsley's
" Glaticus ; or, The Wonders of the Shcre :"
' Buy at any glass shop a cylindrical glass
jar, some six inches in diameter and ten. high,
which w ill cost you from three to four shillings ;
wash it clean, and fill it w ith clean salt water,
dipped out of any pool among the rocks, only
looking first to see that there is no dead fish or
other evil matter in the said pool, and that no
stream from the land runs into it. If you
choose to take the trouble to dip up the water
over a boat's side so much the better.
"So much for your vase ; now to stock it. Go
down at" low spring-tide to the nearest ledge of
rocks, and with a hammer and chisel chip off a
few pieces of stone covered with growing sea
weed. Avoid the common and m.iiMwr L-indc
(fuci) which cover the surface of rocks; for
they give out, under water, a slime which will
foul your tank; but choose tlie more delicate
species which fringe the edges of every pool at
low-water mark ; the pink coralline, the dark
purple, ragged dufse (Rhcdymenia), the Carra
geen moss (Ohmdrous) and, above all, the
delicate green Tjlva, which you will see glowing
everywhere in winkled fan-shaped sheets, as
thin as the finest silver-paper. The smallest
bits of stone are sufficient, provided the sea4
weeds have hold of them ; for they have no real
roots, but adhere by a small disk, deiiving no
nourishment from the rock, but only from the
water. Take care, meanwhile, that there be as
little as possible on the stone beside the weed
itself. Especially scrape off any small sponges,
and see that no worms have made their twining
tubes of sand among the weed-stems ; if they
have, drag them out, for they will surely die,
and as surely spoil all by sulphurated hydrogen,
blacknen, and evil smells.
" Put your weeds into your tank, and settle
them at the bottom; which last, some say
should be covered with a Ia)'er of pebbles ; but
let the beginner leave it as bre as possible ; for '
the pebbles only tempt crossgained annelids to
crawl under them, die, andjspoil all by decay
ing; whereas, if the bottom tof the vase is bare.
you can see a sickly or dead f nhabitant at once,
andtakehim out (wMch jfroJlreHst do) i
y!" mvweehs7ififn the
na quTttiy m tne vase a'
day or two before you put iu ajiy live animals ;
and even then do not put ay in if th water
does not appear perfectly cleaij, but lift out the
weeds, and renew the water ere you replace
" row for the live stock. I the crannies of
every rock you will find sej-anemones (Ac
hnice); and a dozen of these ony will be enough
to convert your little vase into tie most brilliant
of living flower-gardens. Then they hang, up
on the under side of the ledgej apparently mere
rounded lumps of jelly one iof a dark puiple
dotted with green ; another ofa rich chocolate ;
another of a delicate olive'; another sienna-yellow
; another all but white. Take them from
their rock ; you can do it easily by slipping un
der them your finger-nail or thi edge of a pew
ter spoon. Take care to tear die sucking ba,-e
as little as possible, (thoigh a tmall rent they
will darn for themselvfs in a few davs, esiiy
enough,) and drop tbem into a basket of wot
sea-weed ; when you ?et home, turn them in;o
a dish full of water, aad leave them for the night,
and goto look at them to-morrow. What a
change ! The dulliumps of jelly We taken root
and flowered during the night, and your dih is
filled from side tc side with a bonquet of chrysan
themums; eack has expanded into a hundred
petalled flower, crimson, pink, purjve, or orange ;
touch one, and it shrinks together Pke a sensi
tive plant, displaying at the root of- tie petals a
ring of brilliant turquoise bead. Tat is the
commonest of all the Actinae Memibrynn
themum); you may have him when anu where
you will ; but if you will search those rocks
somewhat closer, you will find even more pore
ous species than" him. See in that pool some
; dozen noble oues, in full blootn, and quite six
, ' , ' , .4
inches across, some of them. If their cousins
whom we found just now were like chrysanthe
mums7 these are,ell,''qufi''gi
arms are stouter and shorter 4n?proporli7mrThVh''
those of the last species', but their color is e.iual-
Jv brilliant. One is a brilliant blooded-red : an
other a delicate sea-blue, striped with p.nk ; but
most have the disk and innumerable-inns strip
ed and ringed with vaiious shades of gray nnd
brown. Shall we gel them? By all menus, if
we can. Touch one. Where is he now ?, (lone.
Vanished into air, or-into stone ? Not quite.
You see that knot of san.iand broken shell !v
ing on the rock, where yjA dahlia was one mo
ment ago. Touch it, (HoWi! find jt leath
ery and elastic. ..'That is all - which remains of
tne live dahlia.
Never mincH-vOt-t vour tinker
into- the crack under him, work him gently but
firmly out, and take him home, and he will be
as happy and gorgeous as ever to-morrow.
" Let your Actiniae stand for a day or two in
the dish, and then, picking out the liveliest and
handsomest, detach them once more from i heir
hold, drop them into your vase, right them with
a bit of stick, so thot the sucking base is down
wards, and leave them to themselves thenceforth.
" Th se two species (Mcsembryanthemum and
Crassicornis) are quite beautiful enough to give
a beginner amusement : but there are two oth
ers which are not uncommon, and of such ex-
fppdino lnvdinica tti.jf I f 1. ...I.- . . ,
o ii is nui ui Willie lO laKtt
a little trouble to get them. The one is Bellis,
the sea-daisy, of which there is an excellent des
cription and plates in Mr. Gosse's 4 Rambles in
Devon,' pp. 24-32.
" It is common at Ilfracombe, and a Torquay ;
and, indeed, everywhere there , a-e cracks
and small holes in limestones or slate rock. In
these holes it fixes its base, and expands its de
licate browny-gray, star-like flowers on the sur
face ; but it must be chipped out with hammer
and chisel, at the expense of much dirt and pati
ence ; for the tiioment it is touched it contracts
deep into the rock, and all that is left of the
daisy-flower, some two or three inches across, is
a blue knot of half the size of a marble. But it
will expand again, afier a day or two of captiv
ity, and well repay all the trouble which it has
"The other is Dianthus ; which you may
find adhering to fresh oysters in any dredger or
trawler's skiff, a lengthened mas of olive, pale-
rose, or snow-white jelly. The rose and the
white are the more beautiful ;, the very maiden
qeens of all the beautiful tribe. If vou find
one, clear the shell on which it grows of eveiy-
ttimg else (you may leave ihe oyster inside, if
you will), and watch it expand under water into
a furbelowed flower, furred with innumerable
delicate tentacula ; and in the centre, a mouth
of the most brilliant orange ; altogether, one of
the noveliest gems, in the opinion of him who
writes, wiih which it has pleased God to bedeck
His lower world.
" But you will want more than these anemon
es, both for your own amusement, and for the
health of your tank. Microscopic animals will
breed, and will also die ; and ypu need for them
some such scavenger as-our poor friend Squin
ado. Turn, then, a few stones which lie piled
on each other at extreme low water mark, and
five minutes7 search will give you the very ani
mal you want a little crab, of a dingy russet
above, and on the underside like smooth porce
lain. His back is quite flat, and so are his large,
angular, fringed claws, which, when he folds
them up, lie in the same plane with his shell,
NOVEMBER 10, 1855.
and fit neatly into iisJedges. Compact little
rogue that he is, made especially for sideling in
and out of cracks arld0iraaIire',? he carries with
him such an anrjaratus of cO'bs and brushes, aa
Isidor or Floris never drearr&t" ofwith which hef
KWM An f ifiA Ifl itrortr mnrriflilt
r " ' v
a ID 'at every moment,
shoals of minute ai i'VL?uies and sucks them
into his : tiny ms' osse W'U you
-rr Sietttmr sea-weeds, if tHey-rame asTthef
ought to do, will sow their minut spores in
millions around them ; and these, as they veget
ate, will form a green film on the inside of the
glass, spoiling your prospect ; you may rub it
off for yourself, if you will, with a rag fastened
to a stick, but if you wish at once to save your
self, trouble, aud to see how ail emergencies in
nature are provided for, you will set three or
four live i-hel Is to do it for your, and to keep
your subaqueous lawn close mown.
"That last word is no figure of speech. Look
among the beds of sea-weed for a few of the
bright yellow or green sea snails (A'm'fa.) or
Conical Tops (Trochus,) especially that beauti
ful pink one, spotted with brown (Ziziphnus.)
which you are sure to find about shaded rock
ledges, at dead low tide, and put them into your
aquaiiuni. For the pre-ent, they will only nib
ble the green viva? ; but when the film of the
young weed begins to form, you will see it
mown oft' every morning as fast as it grows, in
little semicircular sweeps just as if a fairy's
scythe had been at work during the night.
" And a scythe has been at work ; none oth
er than ihe tongue of the little shed fish ; de-'
-ciipdon of its ' extraordinary mechanism (too
long to quote here, but which is well worth
reading) may be found in Gosse's 'Aquarium,'
p. 34! j
"A -prawn or two, and a few minute star fish,
will make your aquarium complete, though you
may ad I to-it en lie-sly, as ore, glance at the
salt-water lanks of the Zool .gical Gardens, and
the strange and beautiful forms which they con
;a'm will priiive to you sufficiently."
At the second September meeting of the Bos
toa Society of Natural Hi -lory, Dr. Kneeland
read 'fe paper re lati ye to a. so-called Opate Indian,
lie conemdes that she is a minber..oT6ome tn-
diau tribe inhabiting the S.ei'ra Nevada moun-
iains, which run for the most part through -he
.Mexican States of Sonoma and Cii'?oaparal!eI to
the Gulf (jf California; and that if she is an
pate, she must have come; from the central part
of Sotiora. These Opates are described bv Mr.
Harriett asj a quiet; agricultural people, . living in
ihickly populated villages, noted for their biavery
again-t tiitj Apaches, an I altogether superior to
their neigh! ors, the Yaqui. However, let this
,I.. ..!........ . .j . .. i
c"1 itiuii- iu "uiuever ini'e oi a scattered race
she may, she is at all eveuis a most curious,
raie, and ihtere-ting specimen of humanity.
1 r. Kneeland scouts the idea, which seems
to be sotnejwhat prevalent, that she is the speci
men ot a hce half human aud half brute, and
adds. : " The girl is modest, playful in her dis
posit'on, pleased with play-things like a child,
and at inuis rather hard to manage, from her
obstinacy ftud impulsive manner. She is quite
intelligent.'1 undeistands perfectly every thinr
said t her, can converse in English, also in
Spanish. She has a good ear for music, and
can sing tolerably well. She can also sew re
markably well, and is very f .nd of ornam nt
and dre.-s. Her appearance is far less disgusting
than the representations of her. The enormous
growth of hair on the fice, and .the prominence
of tiie lips, from diseased gums, give her a bru
tish appearance. Her hair is long, very thick.
black and straight, like that of the American
Indian. The hair being of the same color ami
character, grows on the forehead quite to the
eyebrows, varying from one-half to an inch in
length, having been partially cut off in the mid
dle of the forehead. The eyebrows are very thick
and shaggy, and the lashes remarkably lonf.
Ihe hair also grows along the sides aud alee of
the nose, upper lips, cheeks, and about the ears,
which are large and with very large lobes. The
chin is also well supplied with a black fine beard,
or goatee, two or three inches long. The arms
are hairy .for a woman, though not for a man ;
on other parts of tb.e'body there can be said to
be no unusual growth of hair. There is a great
mammary development. I have measured her
head carefully, and it does not d ffermuch from
the average of these races, though the integu
ments over the skull are preternaturally thick.
She has, therefore, a well-proportioned though
small brain, and is capable of considerable cul
tivation. This head varies somew hat from that
Oi an American Indian. There is no character
istic prominence of the vertex, no flatness of the
occiput or forehead, no want of symmetry in the
two sides. The shape of the cheeks and the ,
complexion is hardly Iudian. The space between
the orbits is large ; the eyes are very black and
piercing ; and there is no obliquity to be noticed
as in the MongoK The nose is flat, quite unlike
the aouiline nose of the Indian, and vet not lilra
that of the negro. The mouth is very large, and
the lips prominent and rather thick. The gnms
are in a curious condition, being swelled all
round so as. to rise above aDd conceal the teeth ;
they are not sensitive, and so hard as to allow
her to crack hard nuts with them ; the growth
in the upper jaw is chiefly hypertrophy of the
bone, and in the lower jaw principally a disease
of the gum resembling vegetations. The molars,
bicuspids, and canines are normal, though the
latter are imbedded in the abnormal fum, while
the back teeth arefAd Sha i.
to have had locisoiufrhat n, u
, , 1 1 ;,a?n,Ustbeanerror,
as sh Tias the sf ot on
j li i "ow ln the
upperjaw, nd thf J reason to believ. ),.
ne; !'ad not4 ',tn0f I'l- ""njber. She has
OeCiqeO Cmn, Wtilcaid lndip0, ,
if. . . re unman.
. V( .. no n1Bg. 8 WeJi.formed
arm, anu
n5an ' anion
;-1rv-jL-rct woman in
very "respectf -pfertorniW alf ThuTf
woman regularly and naturally.
" She is entirely human, and nothing but hu
man being quite unlike the mixed African. It
may be here remarked that her complexion, soft
skin, hair and shape of the head, face and nose,
remind one more of an Asiatic than an Ameri
can tyie. Her disposition, too, is mild and
playful, her manners gentle and communicative,
differing from the sullen, taciturn, and forbid
ding ways of the American Indiau. It is well
known that some authorities maintain that the
California Indians are of Asiatic origin Malav,
who have been thrown in some way on the
American shore, from the Pacific Islands. The.
notion also prevails amontr nianv of the tribes
bordering on the Gulf of California, (among the
Ceris, for instance.) tint they are of Asiatic
origin. The girl seems cither of Asiatic origin,
or of Asiatic and American Indian mixed. She
is no specimen of a degenerate race, but an ex
ceptional specimen, such as occurs not unfrequ
ently iu all races. Hairy women have lived be
fore her, without any suspicion of brute patern
ity. The conformation of her mouth, in so far
as it is abnormal, is more likely the result of dis
ease than the character of a tribe. The causes
of these peculiarities must be sought for amongst
those which modify the products of conception,
and impress various fancied, or red animal r.
vegetable re-emlianee- utiou tlu 'it!!- in tT' :
and which, in some im . lic.-ile in to
arrest or modify animal deveh pm. rn . ''
The girl was present at this m. e:ii -r of t' e
Society, and was, consequent I v, fo- !v and care
fully examined. She was found n. ,t noiiiHii
in every rcsp"ct, with notliii g r ma: !Td b- :' o-it.
her, except the abnormal yiowth of h.-cr r.nd
the morbid condition of the nums md alveolar
imicii.' i
'ire a wn
5 rl selected stuek
It would -be as pasy tocompile a D;ctionary'
of Cooks, as of Mu-icians or Painters ; but it
would not b.'. so amusing or so edifying, except
perhaps totho-e who think more of their stom
ach than of. their mind. But it would then be
attractive ami useful to the majority of reader ;
for ihe sages themselves are not unmindful of
their stomach es, and, according to a safe, thev
would be unworthy of the name if they neg
lected that vital matter. , . Jolinson, von know,
lived in an age when things wvr- called bv their
real names, 'J'appelle un chat tin chut was
lhe device of the plain spoken, when not onlv
men, but ladies, bold as the Tnalpstiw of
Young's pungent satire, loud'y dated to imme
what nature dared to give. Ir Johnson, lheu,
says, "Some people have a foolish way of not
minding, or pretending not to min i, what they
eat. For my part I mind my belly very siudi
ously ; fori look upon it that he who does not
mind his belly, will hardly iniiid any 'thine
else !"'
To the word, then, even a B'ogi-iphical Dic
tionary of Cooks might be c-q li'ai no- : but as
my present mission is int to wr le .-.u Km-vclo-1
sedia, but rather deferentially to oik-r mv htt'o
sketches to gentle, and not too critic d,,
with leisure hall-hours at their c i. so do
I offer them a sketch of Cau-me, a- tne knowl
edge of the individual may tor that of th
He was illustrious by descent ; for one of his
ancestois had served in the household of a Pope
who himself made more sauces than saints,
Leo X. But Careme was one of so poor and
s numerous a family, that when he came into
the worldhe was no more wvlc m.j than Oliver
Goldsmith was : the respective parents of the
little cared-for babes did notkn-.v what future
great men lay in naked helplessness before them.
One wrote immortal poetry, and starved : the
other made delicious pastry, and rode in a char
iot ! We know how much Oliver received lor
his 'Vicar ;" while An'hony Careme used to
receive twice as much for uieivlv wiiimtr out a
recipe to make a '"pate." Nay, ('areme' un
touched patties, when th"y left r.yil i:ib e, Weie
brought up at a coast which would have sup
ported Goldsraith for a month ; and a cold
gared entremet, at the making of wS.icii Cuciiie
had presided, readily fetche d a hie her price
than the public now , pay for the ' Complete
Works'' of the poet of Green-Aib -nr court '
Careme studied under various great in istei -,
but he perfected his studies under Boucher, -'
del services of the Prince Talleyrand. The
glory of Careme was so eo-eval with that o
Napoleon : those two individuals were great men
at the ame period ; but tho glory tf one wiil,
perhaps, be a little more enduring than that of
the other. I will not say whose glory will thus
last the longer ; for as was remarked courteous
ly by the Oxford candidate for honours, who
was more courteous than "crammed," and who
was asked which were the minor Prophet., "I
am not willing to draw tnvidions distinctions !"
In the days of the Empire,- the era of the
greatness, of the achievements, and of the re
flections of Careme, the possession of him was
as eagerly contested by the rich as that of a
nymph by the satyrs. He was alternately the
glory of Talleyrand, the boast of Layallette, and
r&gXri:?iTr'-j7x.J3-I?-rr& -"lUBJir.'nOf-SS. tmWeVW-ate harolf ,y :
thereon k- ki 7 7 "io-uoojt, witn reHecUons
(i5Wjpl,a0l0Phil1 a"d g-tronomic.
But Careme W8S ft
as untatthlul but h . whifih-
irom nower to tiowerr Tie Emperor Alexander
dined with Talleyrand, and forthwith he sedu
ced Careme : the seduction money was only
.100 sterling per month, and the culinary ex-,
penses. Careme did not yield without mufch
coyness. He urged his love for study, his de
sire to refine the race of which he made himself
the model, his love for his country rand he even
accompanied, for a brief moment, "Lord Stew
art" to Vienna ; but it was more in the way of
policy than pastry : for Count Orioff was sent
after him on a mission, and Careme, after flying
with the full intention of being followed, to
London and Paris, yielded to the golden solici
tation, and did the Emperor Alexander the hon
our of becoming the head of the imperial kitch
en in whatever place his Majesty presided.
But the delicate susceptibility of Ca .eme was
wounded by discovering that his book of ex
penses was subjected to supervision. He flung
up his appointment in disgust, and hastened
across Europe to England. The jealous winds
wished to detain him for France, and they blew
him back on the coast between Calais and
Boulogne, exactly as they did another gentle
man, wiio may not be so widely known as Car
eme, but who has been heard of in England'
under the name of William Wordsworth.
Careme accepted the omen, repaired to Paris,
entered the service of the Princess Bagration,
ii d served the table of that capricious lady,
maitx tVhotrl. As the quests uttered ecsta
ic praises of the fare, tho Princess would smile
"pon him as he s:oo.. before her, and exclaim,
"He is the pearl of cooks! It is a matter of
-nrprise that he was vain ? Fancy being called
a-, ' pearl" by a Princess ! On reading it we think
of the days when Lady Mary Wortley Monta-
j gue put nasty footmen into eclogues, and deifi
I ed the dirty passions of Mrs. Mahonv's lacauev..
r;i V,l.tjineuc H.ilg'etnvn. ami:, ( I.ima tMrr.-. i - " -tr-.
lis services to ihe EWKsh' '" - A mhiMfa of ' ' .i
' ' W cv Tk . .
v.v,un vi t eui.rt. mere, every morning, seatjj
ed in his magnificent kitchen,. Careme received
e i7.- mi . . ''ow.
tne visit of "MiloKStewart
who seldom left
him without presents and encouragements. In
deed, these rained upon the immortal artists.
The Emperor Alexander had consented to have
Caiemes projects in culinary architecture dedi
cated to him, aud, with notice of consent, sent
him a diamond ring. When Prince Walkous
ki placed it ou his finger, the cook forgot his
d gnity, and burst into tears. So did all the
other cooks in the Austrian capital, out of
sheer jealousy.
Careme, two yeras before George IV. was
King, had been for a short period a member'bf
the Regent's household, He left Vienna to be
present at the Coronation ;.but he arrived too
late; and lie does not scruple to say, very ungen
erously, that theTianquet was spoiled for want
f his presence, nor to insinuate that the col
leagues with whom he would have been associa
ted were unworthy of such association, an in
sinuation atooce base and baseless. After being
the object of a species of semi-worship, and
ielding to every new offer, yet affecting to des-pi-e
them all, Careme ultimately tabernacled
villi Baron Rothschild in Paris ; and the super
human excellency of his dinners, is it not writ
ten in the "Book without a name" of Lady
1 Morgan ! And was not His residence there the
object of envy, and cause of much melancholy,
and opportunity fr much eulogy, on the part
of George IV. ? Well, Anthony Careme w$nd
have us believe as much with respeel to him
self and the King ; but we tlo not believe a
word of it; for the royal table was never bet
ter cared for by- the royal officers, whose duty
lay in such cire, than at this very period.
George IV. is said to have tempted him by Of
fering triple salaries ; but all in vain ; for Lon
don was too triste an abiding place for a man
whose whole soul, out of kitchen hours, was
given to study. And so Careme remained
with his Jewish patron until infirmity overtook
his noble nature, and he retired to dictate his
! immortal works (like Milton, very I) to his ac
i compHshed daughter. Les beaux restes of Cftr
! erne were eagerly sought after ; , but he would
not heed what was no longer a temptation ; for
' he was realizing twenty thousand frances a year
j from the bookseller, besides the interest of the
J money he had saved. Think of it, shade of
; .M l ton ! Eight hundred pounds sterling yearly
: for writing on kitchen-stuff ! Who would com
! pose epics after that ? But Careme's books were
'pics after their sort, and they are highly credit
able to the scribe who wrote them from his
! t.otes. Finally, even Anthony Careme died,
' like cooks of less degree ; but he had been the
j imperial despot of European kitchens, had been
"beringed" by Monarchs, and been smiled on by -
princesses ; he had received Lords in his kitchen
and had encountered ladies who gave him a
great deal for a very little knowledge in retnrn ;
and finally, as Fulke Greville had inscribed on
his tomb that he had been the friend of Sir
Philip Edney, so the crowning joy of Careme's
life might have been chiselled on his monument,
indicating that he had been the friend of one
whom he would have accounted a greater man
than the knightly hero in question,- namely,
il Maestro Rossini ! Careme's cup waa thereat
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