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away before it.
for appropriating a part of the smuggler's event, but listless and without reflection. cargo to his own use! and how much more
Four years passed, and she still remained did he wonder when his own first-lieutenant, little altered; and then it was that a formerly the friend of his bosom, appeared as his rejected suitor put in his claim for her hand. accuser! A deep curse rose from his lips The old commodore was sinking to the on the villain, and, under a violent feeling grave; and he greedily snatched at the of resentment, he struck him a blow that protection thus afforded to the last tie of felled him to the ground and deprived him affection that bound him to the world. of life. The venerable dignitaries before Emily cared not for herself; indeed, when whom he stood were horrified; and before marriage was first proposed to her, her former any of the officers of the court could appre- energy arose for a moment, but then it fell hend him, he was far out of the reach of lower than before, and she passively became their power. Rewards were offered for his Sir William De Carton's bride. head, but he succeeded in escaping to France, where he stood in defiance of the The brigantine was lying-to under the vengeance that awaited him in the British verge of a mountain, on the west coast of isles. Here he did not long remain inact- Ireland. There was a dead calm on the ive; he soon was in the command of a waters of the Atlantic, as I have described in poble brigantine, with a daring crew, and he the commencement of this sketch; but, after put to sea with a determination to barass a short time, a breeze sprung up off the the enemies of his peace as far as he land, and the pirate-schooner moved rapidly could.
She held on her course Years rolled away, and every day brought during the night, and the next morning accounts of the feats of the “Flying Pirate." brought her in sight of a vessel of her own The most aggravated cruelties he practised, size, under a heavy press of canvas, on her and he showed no mercy to any who fell weather bow. The pirate pursued; and, as into his hands. Frigates and ships of the night came on, they came within range of line were dispatched against him; yet be each other. Without waiting for the morncontrived to escape all, and still continued ing's light, she ran down on board the chase, his devastations on the deep. He was well which proved to be an English packet, and known on all the coasts of England and Ire- in a few minutes grappled her. Then came land, and his appearance off any place was the deeds of blood. The pirates fought with very seldom unattended by some dreadful savage ferocity, and the English deck was tragedy. No wonder, then, he was feared soon strewed with the brave who defended by all, and the very mention of his name her. The pirates, as was their custom, combrought terror to the listeners.
menced butchering their prisoners, and at We will return to the deserted partner of length they dragged the last passenger from his love. Emily sunk when she heard the his hiding-place on deck. He was evidently extraordinary termination of his journey; a gentleman; and his noble carriage in and her constitution gradually withered, some degree repelled the brutal conduct of until at length the once lovely girl was re his enemies. Torches blazed around, and duced to a thing of blight, and a victim to the scene of carnage, lighted by their yellow misfortune. Her fond father tried every glare, had a dreadful appearance. One rufmethod to stimulate her to exertion, and his fian stepped forward, and raised his cutlass to efforts were not altogether unsuccessful. She bury it in the body of this last victim, when he had a strong mind; but she never could re drew a small stiletto, and struck the wretch cover the “ lost bouquet" of her happiness ; to the heart. His companions now rushed and she lingered on, passing her days in a from all sides, crying, in savage tones, "Down sort of mechanical order, unmovable by any with him! down with him!” when a female
staggered forward from the companion-way, dead body of her husband, exclaiming, “Oh, and threw herself between the murderers Heaven, 'tis Walter !" and their aim.
Macarthy now hastily advanced to raise " Back, ruffian !" screamed she: “he is the lady, but he only clasped the corpse of my husband! Strike me, avenge your wrath the unfortunate Emily. He knelt down on on me, but spare him !”
the bloody deck, and bent for a time over Appalled, the grim pirates shrank back a the lifeless clay of the girl he still loved; moment; then, as if with a signal, a hun- then raising his eyes to heaven, with hands dred pistols flashed in the darkness, and the clasped on his breast, he seemed to pray poor victim fell without a groan. Macarthy, fervently for some minutes. He then slowly who till now had been a passive spectator, arose, and having taken a last lingering look rushed forward just as the gentleman fell, of the wreck of beloved loveliness, he went and then he encountered the maniac eye of on board his own vessel, followed by his the lady. He staggered backwards a few ruthless crew. His brigantine was soon yards, and she, as if suddenly struck by under weigh, and the deeds of that night lightning, gazed fixedly for a moment on ended the sanguinary career of the unfortuhis features, and then fell prostrate on the nate, but noble-hearted Walter Macarthy.
SE N G A — A MYTH.
DY WILLIAX WALCUTT.
Away from my eyes
Neared me the vision !
As closer it came
There burned in my heart
A flame like its flame;
And I could but say,
Nearer, como, pray! and linger for aye!
Ere long, it nestling
On my beating breast,
Whispered, “ I'm Senga,
Seeking for rest;
With thee, night and day,
Glad Pul delay, and go not for aye.”
Sojourned here with me,
As rains join the sea,
That fall in sweet May,
THOMAS R. WIITXEY, EDITOR.
The NATIONAL BAPTISM.-It is often said will towards their fellow-man, without enthat the few have to think for the many, and dangering the liberties so dearly purchased ? there certainly appears good foundation for Such were the questions presented to the inthe remark. Witness the action of the com telligence of the founders of this noble reparatively few minds, who, thinking out the public; and although the American mind had then mystified problem of the rights of man, been developed, yet that it might possibly delaid the foundation for America's compact as generate through neglect, or otherwise become a nation. They, realizing in man an inherent overpowered by the enmixing of extraneous right to self-government, not only as an in views, were their reflections, and, as such, dividual but as a people, yearned to free them- should always prompt Americans to cherish selves alike from the tyranny of despotism the all-wise admonition of the great father, and the thraldom experienced under monarch "beware of foreign influence.” It is only by ical rule. But it was with uplifted eyes that cultivating and nurturing similar fundamental mentally, ay, prayerfully, the aid of their convictions to those entertained by their foreMaker was invoked, and man must ever be fathers, and by giving to them tone and exthankful that God heard the prayer. What a pression throughout the land, that the children grand retrospect is there to those who per may hope to avoid withholding the priviceive their noble, generous aim of individual lege of citizenship from foreigners, (yet to advancement, to be obtained only through arrive,) or the necessity of struggling against the common weal; good to self through good them for the maintenance of present liberwill to all!
ties. Were they men imbued simply with feelings It has been said that foreigners fought for of humanity? Nay, they were beings in the this country, and consequently that foreigners image of God, beaming with enlightened in- have a right to enjoy equal rule in it. Curious telligence, evincing that his laws were written logic! An equally pertinent question would in their hearts. Philanthropy thus rose as a be, against whom did they fight? Was it beacon-light in the Western World, bidding against foreigners? If so, then, since those the nations rejoice in hope for the future who fought for the country and remained release of mankind from not only temporal, steadfast therein, became Americans, it nabut also from spiritual bondage. Hope? Yes, turally follows that their children and chilhope; for there was still to be a fearful dren's children should have the right of elecstruggle - that awful baptism of fire and tion, to avoid getting wolves and sheep into sword through which the pioneers of liberty the same fold. had to pass, in order to regenerate and bind The benefits resulting from that trying themselves in the brotherhood that should con baptism through which their sires and grandstitute them a distinct and independent nation. sires passed, should be preserved by them in'Twas passed, and they became Americans, violate against the inroads of all foreign brothers in one family, children in liberty, and powers; always remembering, that that bapno longer a mixed body, claiıning different tism which assimilated minds and tested their fatherlands. Patriots became they, loving fidelity has passed; and may God forbid that their country, the country for which they had there should ever be need of a renewing just fought, and whose elevation among the through a civil strife, or that the safeguard of nations of the earth had been achieved, an oath of allegiance, from which a foreign
Was the structure to stand ?—would future potentate may grant absolution, should ever generations preserve the same tone of noble prove too frail a bond for the safety of Amemanliness, the same open generosity and good- | rican liberties !
EDUCATION AND RELIGION.—The squabbles cation as I have so far hinted at, would they be, as that have been and are still going forward in
they are, so enslaved p"
B. P.-"We cannot tell, for Ireland is a country the Political Church, on the subject of popular
which cannot be judged by common rules.” education, have afforded a correspondent ma R. C.-"No, education forbids it; ignorance is the terials for the following pleasant dialogue.
slaveholder. The land is trodden down under its polluting foot.
The records of the overflowing
poor houses in Ireland, of our prisons and courts of RESULTS OF EDUCATION.- From the letter of “A justice here, all answer, Ignorance !!! Roman Catholic," and the answers thereto made B. P.-" This is mere schoolboy declamation, by the Boston Pilot, we frame this dialogue. The very proper in the mouth of a graduate of State Romanist correspondent (R. C.) refers to the Irish
schools, however." exodus as having been “excited through no other R. C.“ I consider it (the Boston Pilot) as only means than the lack of that education which has having half done its duty, in not giving parents in made this country what it is, and what Ireland general sound advice as to the education of their would be, were it possessed of the same godlike children, in not interesting itself in the cause of element."
their intellectual development, which is the polish The reply of the Boston Pilot (B. P.) is, that of religion, and their only antidote against their “ Irishmen are not exiled through the want of edu becoming in this country to as low an ebb as that cation. Ignorance rather tends to keep people at
of their ancestors in Ireland.” bome;" that “Education has not made this coun B. P.-"The sound advice you want (and we try what it is. Its magnitude, vast resources, new grant that you sadly need it) is readily obtained. Dess, and distance from Europe, concur with Ask it of your bishop, of your pastor. They were education in being principal causes of the present sent to teach you and us about these things; to apparently prosperous state of things in America." give us, not only sound advice, but a sound com.
R. C.-" Example and experience teach us that mandment." the elevation of the Irish population, in this coun R. C.-" It is only in the full development of try, consists in becoming educated, and availing their faculties that we can secure them against themselves of the free and liberal institutions so the depredations of ignorance, and secure to future providentially open to them."
generations a pervading influence in favor of virtue B.P.-" Example and experience teach no such and goodness." thing. . . . Look at the sons of Catholic Irishmen B. P.-"Wrong again. Virtue and goodness are who have received the training given in our com not the result of a full development of the faculmon schools. There are among them many ex ties. He, and only he, who obeys the law of God, cellent Catholics, many 'fine fellows; but as expounded by the Church, is virtuous and good." there are also many who are “educated to be R. C. — “Knowledge, so far as it is true in every ashamed of (the abounding ignorance of] their branch or science, is so much of divine religion.” fatherland, of their religion, of the Paddy Church. B. P.-"Where is your catechism? Where did There are many who secretly feel ashamed (of the you learn that buman knowledge is a part of ignorance) of their fathers and mothers; divine religion? Did the saints possess divine some who openly avow their shame. How many religion? How many of them knew nothing of of them get the finely-sounding names of Edward, human science !" Henry, Caroline, and Emmal how few the dames R. C.-"And what do they mean by 'mixed' of Patrick and Bridget! ... How many Pa education Nothing more than the impropriety tricks sign themselves P., which may mean of those of different persuasions pursuing together Patrick or Popopoodle! These are little asses, by their researches after knowledge.”
And how many Bridgets sign B. P.—“Another shocking mistake. It is the in-' themselves B., which may mean Bridget or Ba dependence of secular learning from (sectarianism, doura! Well, this shame (of ignorance] .
not from] revealed truth, (nor) from theology, that direct effect of the State education you talk of. constitutes mixed education. It is (not] the denial One ignorant but pious Patrick or Bridget, in these of the supremacy of revealed truth over human calamitous times, is worth more to the republic knowledge, of theology over science-[being barthan a whole drove of your Popopoodles, or your
monic therewith—but) of the Church over the Badouras. [Oh!] : : : Who are the freesoilers school, of the Pope over the professor.” of the North, the disunionists of the South, the R. C.—“If our faith be a divine gift, and arises Cuban pirates, manifest destiny men, native an in no manner from what you call human knowarchists! They are the victims of State education. ledge, how then, I ask you, can faith be tarnished' And who are the most crazy supporters of freesoilism, Kossuth, and other dangerous humbugs ? B. P.-"How? By going through a course of Your ministers, your Parkers and Beechers; your education,' which makes you lose your faith; by graduates of State colleges. And look again: Who learning that some things may be true, although saved Carolina and Massachusetts from revolution they contradict an article of faith." at the last elections ?... Precisely the recently R. C.—“You will probably say the Queen's naturalized Irish Catholics, the very men whom Colleges were invented to enslave the youth of you propose to elevate. God keep them from the our flock." elevation you recommend for them! No, sir, B. P.—“We condemn the godless colleges, and example, experience, and faith, teach that the ele you, if you be a Roman Catholic, must condemn vation of Irisbmen consists in keeping them good, them, because the Church has condemned them. pious [ignorant !] Catholics."
For us, this authority is absolute and final. And R. Č. “In that unhappy country, [Ireland,] I so it must be for you,” (and all mankind ?] ask, were they possessed of such a system of edu R. C.-" Having lately visited the Public
Schools,' among the young aspirants for educa means of independence, to consume their own tion' I was particularly pleased at the constant products, instead of sending abroad for their and regular attendance, and, in many instances, high standing in their respective classes, of our
wares and merchandize. From that appeal Irish Catholic children. Degrade the schools, we clip a couple of extracts, which apply with or give them no countenance, and you inevitably equal force on American ground :degrade the people, the result of which is ignorance, crime, anarchy, and poverty."
“Fellor-citizens : We address you once again, B. P.—“ There is the old sing song again. Why, urging you to prefer the manufactures of your own mani one would suppose, to hear you talk, that country to those of any other; however homely the you think that our Lord sent, not preachers, but one, however showy, however glossy the other. In schoolmasters, to redeem the world; that he had this single prayer, in this single purpose, are consent, not St. Peter, but a Board of Education, a tained the elevation, freedom, and happiness of Horace Mann. Your language is not Catholic." your country.”
R. C.-" I know of no wortbier, nobler, or holier cause the united influence of the Catholic and Irish
“We call upon the mothers of our growing gere Press' of this country can be devoted to than to
eration to assist in this great, this last effort. the elevation of their rising generation, and those
Mothers I will you, in this season of general disconstantly landing on these shores."
tress, lavish your money upon the frippery and B. P. — “Nay, but it is our duty to encourage
trumpery of foreign nations ? Will you teach your them to be Catholics. That is the beginning and
young to value, to pride themselves in the tinsel end of our labors,” (and nothing more?]
and the pinchbeck gewgaws of foreigners! Will you R. C.-" The preservation of our civil and reli ciebase their young minds with a habit that will gious rights, property, and reputation, and religion surely lead them to neglect, or despise, or betray itself, require and demand unwearied action in the their native land? Will you effeminate your sons, cause of education."
the hope of the country, with a mean longing after B. P.-—"Mr. Roman Catholic, that last proposi. every thing abroad! Will you fill the heads of tion is downright heresy. The preservation of your daughters with sickly notions and desires for religion, thank God, depends upon something better foreign dress, which no industry can support, and than a school-house. The Church and the which, sooner or later, must pull them down to family are the only legitimate education. Any in poverty, as it has already pulled down thousands ? terference of the State, not authorized by them, is Will you, educated mothers, plant the seeds of tyrannical. State education must, of necessity, end national decay in the very bearts of your own offin producing a generation of infidels.”
spring? You may not live to see the result upon your children of this false teaching; but we fore
warn you that it will lead them individually to A VOICE FROM IRELAND. — It is always | poverty, and the nation of which they shall form pleasing to witness the spirit of patriotism, an unworthy part to decay!” wherever it hails from, and we like now and This is Irish doctrine, Irish patriotism; but then to drop an example of the sort into the to a nation like ours, which is sending upwards apathy-eaten noddles of Americans. It is a of $40,000,000 annually to Europe for dry fact that, notwithstanding the enslaved con goods and iron, with the natural elements of dition of Ireland, with a nationality lost and which our whole land is teeming, it comes in a bleeding dependence, or rather submission, the light of an admonition. there is not on the face of the whole earth people more patriotic than her own. Her
COMING TO THEIR SENSES.-We have not curse has been, not a lack of the home senti
toiled in vain. The people and the press of ment, nor a want of true nerve, nor an im
our country are fast awakening to a true sense perfect desire to be free, but the crushing in
of duty. Who would have believed two years cubus of a besotted priesthood, who, by the
ago that the Nero-York Sun would have utcultivation of ignorance, have for ever en
tered at any time such sentiments as the folchained the souls as well as the bodies of her lowing? Yet it has uttered them, in an article people.
entitled "The First Duty of Americans :"The warm, bright glow of their earnest
“There is no doubt that the autocrats and emlove of country is continually beaming forth
perors, who are conspiring against liberty in the through the links of their fetters, and ever Old World, look upon this country with intense and anon a new batch of overpowered pa hatred. They regard it as the nursery of all those triots are brought either to the block or the
ideas which grow up to trouble them, by leading
men to think they were created to be something dungeon, or wafted into exile. But what we
better than mere slaves. They would gladly want to look at just now, as especially de sweep our institutions and our name from the face serving attention, is an appeal made to the of the earth; and assuredly they will attempt to
do so ;-not by fire and the sword, for know Irish people in the city of Dublin, on the 12th
that, in such a conflict, and acting on the defensive, of December last, calling upon them, as one we are already able to stand against the world.