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would say, instead of insensibility, imagi- is attended with great danger.

While we

a silver cased lead pencil.--The deadly arrangenation ; if I again wrongly express myself, were at dinner, the enemy again commenced ment then proceeded, and on the word being given, you know what I mean, so read this accor- firing on us ; but though some of their shot both fell

, so simultaueous was the fire of the oppo

site parties. ding to your own fancy; but instead of en- passed us, they might fire for a whole day

They were immediately remured by tbeir attendjoying either the one or the other, I would without doing us any harm.

ants, to a spot, where they had a short opportunity at one moment think the gun, close by however, alarmed by seeing a considerable of conversiug, both under the impression that it was which I was stretched, had broke her lash fire in the town. We at first dreaded that to be their last ia terview in this world, and each being, and I was in danger of being crushed the inhabitants had set fire to it, but our lieving his wound to be morial. Thus situated, to death by it; this is the way I spent my alarm soon ceased, by observing the house we uuderstand, Commodore Decatur said, “ Barron, nights, how different to those I had while which was on fire was one of the most lee- why did you not come home during the war?" " I we were at anchor ; they were nights I may ward, and under one of the batteries. The could not,” replied Barron, “ I even had not the

means to pay for a passage, if an opportunity had almost say of happiness. On the following fire was occasioned by the wad from one of offered." " if you had let me know this," said the morning, the moment the day broke, I was the guns falling on the roof of the house, lameuted Decatur, « we should not have been here roused by the band playing some heavenly which continued burning during the night. as we are now." They parted reconciled to each march, and the boatswain piping, “ All At four o'clock on the following morning other. hands to grog." At seven o'clock in the we got into our boats, and as we gained on Such, alas! is the sad iufatuation of the moderı morning of the 15th, we weighed anchor, the shore, we expected every moment to be code of honour! Two bigh-minded, valuable mea, and about an hour after had a distant view fired on : not a word was to be heard ; only staked their lives, their reputation, the happiness of

their families, for what? To a visionary, false, of this town and its forts, all lying very had we not laughed a little and made

chivalric notion of honour ! low. By the time we had eaten our break- some remark, the silence would have been fast, we saw the Spanish flag flying on the awful; we never spoke above a whisper ;

Correspondence. fort. We soon got our three boats afloat, we expected this silence soon to be changed and every thing that was useless on deck for the roaring of guns, and cries of the

TO THE EDITOR. stowed below; the drum beat to quarters, wounded in the boat. With me were Colobut why it did so I cannot say, for it was nel Montillo, Col. Stopford, Chief of the SIR,There is an evil under the sun I am most de. not, I believe, the Admiral's intention to Staff, and his Adjutant ; Colonel Garsany gistrate in a public manner, so that the parties inipil.

sirous should be represented to our worthy chief mafire on either the town, fort or batteries ; and Colonel Jackson, Aides-de-Camp to the cated may have an opportunity of mending their oran

ners before compelled. You will therefore oblige mo my reason for thinking so is, that he gave Admiral; Jackson is likewise Colonel of by inserting the following. orders that we should anchor out of reach Marines : we laughed at the silence which

After the fashion in London, some well-disposed per

sons have instituted for the reception of young inen of the enemy's guns; from what I after- surrounded us, and the thought of the con- and young women, who are so unfortunate as to be wards saw, I found it was not his intention fusion we soon expected to be thrown into.

turned out of public-houses when the inmates are about

retiring to rest, what they choose to denominate sufis, la ruin the town or fortifications, but to try

These exquisite places you may ( To do continued.)

have access to almost any hour in the morning. to get possession of it peaceably; or if

They are so very commodious, and the female pare not, to land the troops, and take it without

of the company, so particularly fascinating, that I have

DUELLING. the assistance of the heavy guns.

frequently known gentlemen to walk in so early as

eleven o'clock in the evenings, and make a muster for came to anchor ; the Admiral's ship anchor

going when it has been broad daylight; say, chree, four, COMMODORES DECATUR AND BARRON. and five in the morning. ed first, and nearest the town; but scarcely

The sole diversion, here, consists in treating your had we let go the anchor, when the guns (From the Philadelphia Gazette, April 29, 1820.) neighbours, and drinking as quickly as possible your

self; and yet to be drunk is an offence of such magoi. from the fortifications opened on us. Their

Cude, that the modest landlord will take the liberty of shot at first fell short, but svon, by adding It is always painful, in every view of the case, to secting you afloat with his commendation to the sharks: a little more powder, they drove several recur to the late affair between Commodore Decatur and, on the contrary, if a man feels disposed to oup

moderately, so as to keep himself sober, he is very and Commodore Barron. It would perhaps, be better handsomely reminded by the delicate master of be balls over us, many of them within a few

that all its circumstances, together with its unfor- ceremonies that gentlemen are not allowed to sit yards of us. The Admiral's flag having tunate victim, should be buried in the silent grave.

without drinking. been hoisted as soon as we anchored, all But such is the keenness of public feeling, its enger intoxicated; and, after having done so, reward him

Thus they compel a man to spend bis money, get their fire was pointed on us, but we received curiosity after every thing relating to the affair, that with kicks or abusive language. I do not mean to no harm ; and as it was thirty-two-pound we are constrained to state the following facts, de complain of this treatment; far from it. Indeed I hope

every visitor of such places may experience a similar shot they fired on us, the Admiral, after rived from the most unquestionable authority. reward; but I do wish to complain of such haunts, as

When these deluded men met on the field, (ab-being higbly injurious to the morals of young men; as some time, gave orders for our warping out

happiness of their domestic circles into the lasciviousa little further, to prevent our being raked. surdly called the field of honour,) Commodore De- being calculated to seduce them from the virtue and

catur said to his antagonist, “ Commodore Barron, ness, dissipation, and impurity of a group of wretches We then sent a flag of truce on shore, but this is a very foolish business we are about.” Bar- too abandoned for any novice in the world to behold,

without being very seriously in danger of contami. the governor refused to give up the town, ron replied, “ Very foolish indeed, Commodore De nation. so we prepared for landing the troops on catur, but it appears it cannot be avoided.” Com- I do niost earnestly complain of them as being come that night; to do it sooner would be impos- modore Decatur then stated to bis friend, (if

friend mon nuisances; as being receptacles for some of the he can be called,)“I wish to be stripped, to prove the town; and, therefore, most respectfully do request,

most depraved, irreligious sec of men and women in sible; for during this month, every morn

that I have nothing to ward off a ball.” An expla. that our worthy chief magistrate will use his uimost ing about nine o'clock, it commences to nation took place: Commodore Decatur threw oue exertions in the neighbourhoods of Tarleton-street, blow a complete gale of wind from the sea, some Aints from bis waistcoat pocket, and Com- market, to eradicate the evil complained of by a whicla causes so heavy a surf, that landing modore Barron threw out some small change, and

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THE BEAUTIES OF
Will not be that of jocund gladness.
No! sighs, and sobs, and streaming tears

Chess.
Will

scarcely picture all its sadness.
Gay now, and careless, light and free,

** Ludimus effigiem belli.". VIDA.
And beauteous as the blooming rose;
What sorrow 'tis, that joy to thee
Will soon so sadly, darkly close.

GAME L.
Poetry.

The wintry wind that sweeps the tree

And bears the last lone leaf away,
Is emblem of the bleak decree

The White to checkmate in Two Moves.
A NIGHT IN A STAGE COACH.

That wills thee not with Mirth to stay.

Nor should'st thou wish it. Mirth! oh! why
By Mr. Montgomery.
In Folly's train would'st thou be seen?

(Lolli, page 517.)
Far better thou should'st shrouded lie,

Than be a tale of what has been.
I travel all the irksome night,
But yet, laugh on! that darker hour

Black,
By ways to me unknown:

That will o'erstretch thee with its power
I travel, like a bird in flight,
Is distant. Oh! then, while 'tis day,

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Onward, and all alone.
Enjoy the blessings of the ray

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That warms and glads thee; for the showers In vain I close my weary eyes,

Of winter's drearest, torpid hours They will not, cannot, sleep,

Cannot be colder, nor so cold,

As that stern fate which I have told.
But like the watchers of the skies,
Their twinkling vigils keep.

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BEAUTY.
My thoughts are wandering wild and far,
From earth to heaven they dart ;
Oh! think not, ye cold-hearted stoics, tò banish

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Now wing their flight from-star to star,

The ardent emotions that beauty can raise ;
Now dive into my heart.

Por how swift would your soul-chilling theories vanish
Backward they roll the tide of time,
Before one bright ray of my Catharine’s gaze.

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And live through vanish'd years ;

And ye, who have gained the eve-tide of feeling,
Or hold their “colloquy sublime"

Whose heads are enwrapt in a mantle of snow,
With future hopes and fears ;-
In whose breasts the warm current of love is congealing,

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'Then passing joys and present woes
And the tide of the passions is ceasing to flow.

1 Chase through my troubled mind;

Ye may tell us that youth is a vanishing dream,
Repose still seeking, but repose
That love is a transport that quickly is past ;

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Not for a moment find.
And that beauty's a lucid, a heavenly beam,

WHITE.
That dazzles, bewitches, but's soon overcast.
So yonder lone and lovely moon
Gleams on the clouds gone by,
Yes; this ye may tell us in grave admonition,

SOLUTION.
Hlkomines those around her noon,
But do not expect it take root in the heart;

BLACK
Yet westward points her eye.

'Twill make us more eager to grasp at the vision,
And share all its rapture before it depart

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1 Pawa With anxious heart and throbbing brain,

2 Camile 1-7 +MATE. Oh! beauty, it rules with a high gifted power, Strength, patience, spirits gone,

And a wizard-like charm in its empire the soul;
Pulses of fire in every vein,

Its vassal is man; and behold him adore,
Thus, thrus I journey on.
Or Aying, tormented before its controul.

A Connecticut paper says, “ Was dug from the gara

den of Mr. John Griffin, of East Haddam, Connecticut, At length I reach my journey's end ; It is here and the throbbings of pleasure arise;

this spring, a pursnip, which measured four feet three Welcome that well-known face ! It siniles and how rapid those throbbings repeat.

inches in length, exclusive of a part of it left in the I meet a brother and a friend;

Hush! it speaks—and, Oh! what a tumult of joys ground.
I find a resting-place.
Then rush through the soul to its innermost seat.

" What soil has given, since the day of Adam,

Such beets and parsnips, as East Haddam." Just such a pilgrimage is life ;

But, alas! when with frailty and folly 'tis join'd, These lines partake of the spirit and patriotism of a Hurried from stage to stage, When virtue and modesty both are asleep;

couplet from an old correspondent, on seeing Colond Our wishes with our lot at strife, Then those throbbings and transports we mournfully find, Cooke's famous beef cattle, some years since in this town

(Boston). Through childhood to old age. Are by pity subdu'd, and we only can weep.

All Europe boosts of Leadenhall, The world is seldoin what it seems, 'Tis when mild intelligence beams in its eye,

But Boston Market, beats ilum all." To man who dimly sees, 'Tis when sensibility glows in its breast ;

A Frenchman has published in a pamphlet an account Realities appear as dreams,

When failings are few, and when virtues are high, of the omens which in various parts of France indicated And dreams realities. Then beauty is loveliest, purest, and best.

the death of the Duc de Berri! A lady in Paris mis

took the Duke's coach for a hearse. The prince's fan The christian's years, though slow their flight, Staffordshire Potteries,

vourite horse did nothing but neigh and start the whole When he is call'd away,

June 9, 1820.

E. J.

night of the 13th of February. A woman of St. Denis

dreamed that the King gave her a crown of white roses: Are but the watches of a night, And Death the dawn of day, LAW CONCERNING DOGS, IN NEW YORK. and that, after picking off the flowers, she placed the

thorns upon the head of the Duchess de Berri. In L# The corporation of this city passed a law on the 1st Vendée, a peasant heard a cry of “ To arms!” tbrice,

instant, which prohibits hereafter any dog from going at and jumped up to seize his sword. An officer of the STANZAS,

large in the city of New York, under the penalty to the royal guard dreamed that he saw the red cap of 93 on Addressed to a young Lady, who was indulging rather owner of ten dollars for each offence. Owners of dogs the top of the opera-louse, and that the house and enp freely in Laughter.

are compelled to bave them registered, and to pay an- were destroyed by thunder. But the most tangible nually the sum of three dollars for one dog, and for omen was a letter received by the Duke only an hour

every dog they may keep over one, the sum of fire dollars. before he went to the opera, which wamed him not to Laugh on! a few short years of woe

Every person is at full liberty to kill any dog found at go out without an escort, as a poignard was raised against Will see the care-drawn wrinkles grow.

large in the city that shall bite or attempt to bite any him that would prove fatal. The letter concluded, Laugh on! the cheeks those smiles that wear Will soon be drenched by many a tear;

person or animal. Every dog found at large may be “ Distrust particularly fair men."

killed by the register and collector, or such person or The lustre of those star-bright eyes

persons as he may appoint for the purpose; and any The extraordinary number of 1474 apricots were Will vanish, as the short-lived dyes,

person who shall prevent the law from being carried plucked from a tree lately at Colquit-farın, Dear Hearn, Which tinge the fragrant summer flowers, into effect is liable to damages to the amount of 100 in Kent, in order to thin it of fruit, that the remainder, Recade before pale winter's powers. dollars.

about the same number, might attain their full growide.

WHITE.

PARSNIPS AND POETRY

Literary Notices.

Samuel the eldest. The father, therefore, one night | tions: the manner in which they were affected is

after several deep groans had been beard, adjured remarkable: when the noises began they appeared to We give the following narrative, a place, because it is it to speak if it bad power, and tell bim why it be frightened in their sleep, a sweat came over there,

troubled the house; and upon this three distinct and they panted and trembled till the disturbance well told, and because the public are so familiar with knuckings were made. He then questioned if it was so loud as to awaken them. Before it ceased, the name and character of the narrator ; at the same

were Samuel his sea, bidding it, if it were, and could the family had become quite aceustomed to it, apd time, utterly discrediting and disregarding ghosts in not speak to knock again: but to their great comfort were tired with bearing or speakiug of it. “ Send aby shape, as we do, we must observe, that we there was no further knocking that night; aud whea nie some news," said one of the sisters to her brotber should hardly here expected that a man of such emi i hey heard ibat Samuel and ihe two boys were safe Samuel, " for we are secluded from the sight or sence as Mr. Southey, would treat such a subject and well, the vistations of the goblin became rather bearing of any versal thing, except Affery."

a matter of curiosity and amusement ibau of alarm. Ao author who in this age relates such a story, with so much seriousness as pervades his editorial Emilia gave it the name of old Jetirey, and by this and treats it as not utterly incredible and absurd, sorament upon the following supernatural pranks of uame he was now kwowu as a harmless, though by must expeet to be ridiculed; but the testimony upold Jeffrey.--Edit. Kal..

no weaus au agreeable inipate of the parsonage, ou which it rests is far too strong to be set aside beSUPERNATURAL VISIONS AND SOUNDS, Jeffrey was not a malicious goblin, but he was easily cause of the strangeness of the relation. The lettera

offendert

. Before Mrs. Wesley was satisfied thai which passed at ihe time between Samuel Wesley

there was soinething supernatural in the noises, she and the farnily at Epwort, the jourual which Mr. (From Soutkey's Life of Wesley) recollected that one of her neighbours had frieght. Wesley kept of these remarkable transactions, and

ed i be rats from his dwelling by blowing his burn the evidence concerning them which Julin afterwards While John was at school, certaio disturbances blown stoutly about the house for half a day, greatly were published by him as being "perbaps the best

there : the hurn, therefore, was borrowed and collected, fell into the hands of Dr. Priestley, and eccurred in his father's house, su unaccountable. agajust the judgment of one of the sisters, ubo authenticated and best told story of the kind that is that every person by whom they were witnessed be, maintained that if it was any thing supernatural it any where extant." He observes in favour of the heved them to be supernatural. At the latter end would certaiuly be very angry and more troublesome. story, " that all the parties seem to have been sufof the year 1715, the maid servant was territied by Her opinion was verified by the event : Jeffery had ficiently void of fear, and also free from credulity, bearing at the dining-room door several dismal never till then begiin his operations during i be day : except ihe general belief that such things were su grodas, as of a person at the point of death. The from that aime be came by day as well as by night, peruatural." But he argues, that where ne puud family gave litile beed to ber story, and endeavoured and was louder than before. And he never entered and was to be answered, we may safely conclude to laugh her ont of her fears; but a few nights after Mr. Wesley's study till the owner one day rebuked that no miracle was wrought; and he suppeses, as ward they began to hear strange knockings, usually rim sharply, called bim a deaf and dumb devil

, and the most probable solution, that it was a trick e three ur four at a time, in different parts of the bade isiw cease to distures the innocent children, and the servants, assisted by some of the neighbours, frruse; every person heard these noises except Mr. come to him in his study, if he had any thing to say. for the sake of amusing themselves and puzzling Wesley himself, and as, according tu vulgar opinion, This was a sort of deliance, and Jeffrey therefore ile family. In reply to ibis 16 way safely be assuch sounds were not audible by the individual took him at his word. No other person in the family serted, that many of the circumstances cannut be to show they foreboded evil, they refrained from ever felt the goblin, but Mr. Wesley was thrice explained by any such supposition, nor by any leger telling him, lest be should suppose that it betokened pushed by it with considerable force.

demain, por by veutriloquism), uor by aux secret of his own death, as they indeed all apprehended. At

So he himself relates, and his evidence is clear | acoustics. The former argument would be valid, if length, bowerer, the disturbance becaine so great and distinct. He says also, that once or twice when the term miracle were applicable to the case : bus by and su frequent, that few or none of the family he spoke to it, he heard (wo or three feeble squeaks, miracle Dr. Priestly evidently intends a manifestadurst be alone, and Mrs. Wesley thought it better a little louder than the chirping of a bird, but notion of divine power, and in the present iestanee no 1. iuforia her husband; for it was not possible that like the noise of rats. What is sair of an actual ap- such mauifestation is supposed, any more than inz the matter could long be concealed from him; and pearance is not so well confirmed. Mirs. Wesley the appearance of a departed spirit. Such things moreover, as she says, she was minded he should thought she saw something run from under hier bed, may be preternatural and yet not miraculovs: they speak to it. The noises were now various as well and thought it most like a badger, but she could not may not be in the ordivary course of nature, and as strange, loud rumblings above stairs or below, a well say of what shape; and the man saw something yet imply po alteration of its laws. And with reclatter among a number of bottles, as if they had all like a wbite rabbit, which came from behind the gard to the good end which they may be supposed at once been dashed to pieces, footsteps as of a man oven, with its ears fat upon the neck, and its little to answer,

would be end sufficient if sometimes going up and dowa stairs at all hours of tbe vighi, scut stand straight up. A shadow may possibly one of those unhappy persons, who, lonking through wands like daociog in an empty room the door of explain the first of these appearances; the other may the dim glass of incidelity, see nothing beyond abis which was bucked, gobling like a turkey.cock, but be imputed to that proneness which ignorant persons life, and the narrow sphere of mortal existence, most frequently a knocking about the beds at night, so con monly erivce to exaggerate in all uncommon should, from the well-established truth of one suche and in different parts of ibe house. Mrs. Wesley cases. These circumstances, therefore, though ap- story, (trifug and objectless as it might otherwise would at first have persuaded the children and ser-parently silly in themselves, io vo degree invalidate appear,) be led to a conclusion that there are nore vents that it was occasioned by rats withio doors, the other parts of the story, which rest upon the things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of itt and mischievous persous without, and her husbaud concurrent testimony of many intelligent wiinesses. their philusophy. bad recourse to the same ready solatiou: or some The door was once violentis pushed against Emilia, of his daughters, be supposed, sate uplate and made when there was no person on the outside; the lat. The following singular advertisement appeared in a noise; and a hiut that ibeir lovers might have ches were frequently lifted up; the windows clat. the Freeman's Journal :something to do with the mystery, made the youngtered always before Jeffrey entered a room, and A Great Advantage.-Coats Pellecees Jock shawis darlies he artily hope he might soon be convinced that whatever iron or brass was there, rung and jarred Mantle Oficers Clothes or Servants Livery be them in there was more in the matter than he was disposed exceediugly. It was observed also that the wind any State Whatsoever if only 2 months worn the Can to believe. In this they were not disappointed, fur conmouly rose ufler any of his puises, and increased be Cleansed in a Genile aabner and improved in the on the best night, a little after nidnight, he was with it, and whistled loudly arquid ibe house. Mr. Look without Scowring or Doing, them the Least Inawakroed by nine loud and distinct knucks, which Wesly's trencher (for it was before our potteries be ever so faded Shabby Dirty Stained or Broken and Beenied to be in the next room, with a pause at every had pushed their ware into every village ibroug!. pase Wearing it will be nearly Repaired or Revived in third stroke. He rose and went to see if he could out the kingelom) danced one day upon the table, its original colour even those fancy Mistures brougkt discover the cause, but could perceive nothing; still to his no swall atuazement; and the bandle of Ro- to its actual Colour without Dying cloth provided is be thought it might be some person out of doors, biu's hand-mill al another time, was turned round make Cuff and to match any Colour all Done at Little and relied upon a stunt mastiff to rid thein of this with great swiftness; unluckily Robin had just done Expense without ripping but it Turned a Grain Drawn Carbance had barked violently, was ever afterwards mill was emply; if there had been corn in it, Jer. and Melle Buttons if ever so black made equal to Nex and mistress, as if to seek protection in a buman bile goblio, and seldom suffered Mr. Wesley to at si Little Strand St. and please to be particular ta

shildren, came whining biruself to bois master would have disturbed him. It was painly en Jaco and Cleaned and Dying in General Done cheap and presence. And when the man servant, Robiu Browo, pray for the King and the Prince of Wales without Observe to the Messenger that its a Corner House took the mastif at night ioto his room, to be at once disturbiug the family prayers, Mr. Wesley was where the Papiforte is taught by one of the most Rato a Ruard and a companion, as soon as the latch be. sore upon this subject, and became angry, and pid Performers in Europe Good Taylors to make tointo jar as usual, the dog crept into bed, audi berefore repeated the prayer. But when Samuel Shional Alterations a Great Bargain of a Pariaforte

was informed of this, his remark was,

" As to alls Paniaforte Repaired and Tuned at 25. 6.1. mouroThe fears of the family for Mr. Wesley's life being the devil's being an evemy to King George

, were i ing made Black remover as soon as be had heard the mysterious the King myself, I should rather on Nick should There are now living in the town of Aylesbury, seven noises, they began to apprebend that one of the sons be my enemy than my friend." The children were men, whose united ages anuount to 567 years.--SIX of lead met with a violent death, and more particularly the vuiy persons who were distressed by these visita them live in one stitat:

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Anecdotes.

teriug, and Aaying, much as your Highness is doing In Italy the three Manutli were more solicitous of

here. This I was told by a man who had been there; correctness and illustracions, thap of the beauty of Messire Barnabas, the Sorereign of Milan, having information. He is now dead, but if your Highness not of the printer, of which they were ambitious.

the same from whom Dante, the Florentine, got his their printing. It was the character of the scholar and proposed four questions to an Abbot, which he disputes what I say, send for him. was unable to answer, a Miller, replying to the Fourthly, you demanded, Horo much your same, obtains the Abbot's benefice. Highness wus worth? I answer, nine and twenty

TIGERS ON TREES.
shillings."
Mensire Barnabas, the Sovereign of Milan, was
When Messire Barnabas beard this, be flew into a

(From the Madras Courier.) feared beyond any oiber prince of his time. Yet, furious passion, and said, " a murrain take you, do

,-If the enclosed is considered worthy of in. though extremely cruel, he observed in his severities you hold me in no bigher estimation than a pottage sertion in your paper, I request it may fud a cotuer

“ Sire," replied the other, trembling all over, a species of justice, of which the following anecdote you know our Lord was sold for thirty pieces of in the next publication. may serve as an illustration. A certain rich Abbot, who had the care of his silver, and I thought I must lake you ai one less

Whilst on a visit at Mangalore, and at a party now dogs, having suffered two of them to get the mange,

than him." was fired four forins for his negligence. He begged

The shrewdness of the man's replies, convinced whown the spot where a cheeta of the largest kiud

and then given on a bill called the Cudry, i was very hard to be let off, on which the Duke said to the Duke that he was not the Abbot ; and looking bad beeu killed about nine months back, by one or him, “I will remit you the fine, on condition that stedfastly at him, he charged him with being an

two gentlemen and a peou. your answer the four following questions :"

impostor. The miller, terribly frightened, fell on
his knees, and begged for mercy, stating that he was sides at the foot of the hill, reported that a tiger had

The day after our return, the same peon who re1. How far is it to the sky?

a servant of the Abbot, and bad undertaken the killed a cow and had carried more than half the 2. How much water is there in the sea ? 3. Whut are they doing in Hell? scheme at his request, solely with a view to enter

carcase up a large tree, lodgiog the remains across 4. What am I worth?

tain bis Highness. Messire Baruabas, hearing this, The Abbot's heart sunk within him on hearing and a better one, by G-d, than ever he was, con concealing themselves in trets bave come to my exclaimed, “Since he bas himself made you an abbot, incredible, although numerous instances of tigers

a forked branch. As explained, the fact appeared these propositions, and he saw that he was in worse firm the appointment, and invest you with bis benecase than before. However, to get rid of the matter fice: as you have taken his place, he shall take

koowledge. for the present he begged time for consideration, yours." This was actually done; and as long as he

I was prevented going to the spot, to clear up all and the Duke gave him the whole of the next day lived, the miller received the revenue of the abbey doubts, until the fourth day. After squeezing but, desirous of seeing how he would get out of the and the Abbot was obliged to content himself with through a thick jungle in one of the beautiful delio difficulty, he compelled bin to give security for his that of the mill. And so the abbot turned miller,

which mark the picturesque scenery of Cudry, we re-appearance.

came to the tree. and the miller abbot. As tbe Abbot was returning home, in melancholy

It measured 18 feet to the branch where ibe cow

The novelist concludes with remarking, that not had been lodged, for from its putrified state it bad wwwd, he inet a man who repted a mill under him. The miller, seing him thus cast down, said, “What withstanding the miller's good fortune, it is seldom fallen into a thick bush below, where the head and is the matter, sir? what makes you vigh $0 " " I safe to take liberties with

great men; that they are legs and greater part of the skin lay suspended in nay weli sigh," replied the Abbo?, " for his High- like the sea, which if it gives the chance of great its branches. The bark of the tree was perforated ness threatens to play tbe deuce with me if I do not wealth, exposes also to great peril; and that, how

with the animal's claws at regular distancer; and ever a man may be favoured by the weather for a the deep renis in some parts clearly demonstrated answer four questions, which neither Solomon nor Aristotle could solve:” and he told the miller what time, be is always in danger of being wrecked by a the exertion it must have used, to secure its prey they were. The latter stood thoughtful a few mi

in this singular method. putes, and then said: “ Well, if you have a mind,

The fact of more than half the carcase being I will get you out of the scrape.” “Would to bea

lodged on the trec, was satisfactorily ascertained Ten you could,” exclaimed the Abbot, “ there is

EARLY PRINTING.

from several of the ryots. The tiger did not return puthing I have that I would not give you."

during the interval from bis lodging his prey, to my willing to leave that to you," said the miller, “but When first the art of Printing was discovered, visit, having been disturbed by a Shickarry, who on it will be necessary that you should lend me your they only made use of one side of a page; they had the second morning effected a lodgement on an optunic and cowl: I must get myself shavet, and make not yet found

out the

expedient of impressing the other. posite tree, with the intent to shoot bim. A wacir myself as much like an abbot as I can. ' To this

was however seen iu the evening of the secood day, When their editions were intended to be numerous, close to the tree, and it is not improbable the object his reverence joyfully consented, and the next mor: they omitted to print the first letter of a chapter, for of the tiger was to secure the cow from the rapacivas ning, the miller, baving transformed himself joto a priest, set out for the palace.

which they left a blank space, that it might be painted cravings of her whelps, or from jackals. The Duke, surprised that the Abbot should be or illuminated, ac the option of the purchaser. Seve- I believe it is a received opinion, that ligers will ready so early, ordered him to be admitted; and the ral ancient volumes of those early times bave been not devour putrid flesh. What its ulterior object miller having made his reverence, placed bimself as found, where these letters are wanting, as they nego | ble) in securing it as already stated, could be, others

therefore (unless my conjecture be the most prolixmuch in the dark as he could, and kept fumbling lected to have them painted. about his face with his hand, to prevent bis being

of your sporting readers may consider it worthy of

When the art of printing was first established, it was their leisure to investigate aod report. recogniserl. The Duke then asked him if he was ready to answer the queries he had put to him? to the glory of the learned to be corrector of the press

It should be stated, that the cow is of a small which he replied in the affirmative. “ Your High- to the eminent printers. Physicians, lawyers, and breed peculiar to Canara. Pess's first question," said he, “was, How far is it bishops, occupied this department. The printers then

I am, Sir, your obedient servant, from hence to the shy? I answer, thirty-six millions, added frequently to their names those of the correctors

A SUBSCRIBER. 'eight hundred and fifty-four thousand, seventy-two of the press; and editions were then valued according Camp in the Western Ghauts, miles and a half, and twenty-two yards.” “You

October 4, 1819. bare made a nice calculation," said the Duke ; « but to the abilities of the corrector. how do you prove it?" “ If you think it incorrect,"

Robert Stephens, one of the early printers, surpassed said the other, measure it yourself, and if you do not in correctness those who exercised the same profession.

THE ENGLISH, A FOREIGN TONGUE. find it right hang me. His treasure of the Latin tongue is still a valuable

We extract the following from a French paper :“ Your second question, How much water is there work. It is said, that to render bis editions imaculate “An etymologist has lately published the following in the sea? has given ine a good deal of trouble, be hung up proofs in public places, and generously re- analysis of the English language. Its vocabulary, be because, as there is always some coming into it, or compensed those who were so fortunate as to detect says, is composed of 6621 words of Latin origin, 1361 going out of it, it is scarcely possible to be exact;

of French, 2078 of Saxon, 1288 of Greek, 660 of however, according to the nearest estimate I have any typographical errors.

Dutch, 229 of Italian, 117 of German, 11 of Galic, 8s been able to make, the sea bolds twenty-five thou

Plantin, though a learned man, is more famous as a of Spanish, 81 of Danish, 18 of Arabic, besides many saad, mine hundred and eighty-two millions of hogs- printer. His printing office claims our admiration; it others of ancient Teutonic, Hebrew, Swedish, Portu. beads, seven barrels, twelve quarts, two piats.” was of the wonders of Europe. This grand building guese, Flemish, Russian, Egyptian, Persian, Cimbrian,

and Chinese! The same etymologist pretends, that in * How can you possibly tell" said the Duke. “I was the chief ornament of the city of Antwerp. Mag- Shakspeare, Pope, Swift, and Milton, there are not many have taken all the pains I could," replied the other; nificent in its structure, it presented to the spectator more than 100 words purely English.”. " but if you have any doubt about the matter, get an infinite number of presses, characters of all figures

So that it would appear, says a western paper, that a sufficient number of barrels, and you will then and sizes, matrizes to cast lettere, and all other print him with " How do you do this morning ?" and he re

when we meet an acquaintance in the street, and accost "To your third question, What are they doing ing materials; whicha Bailes asures no amounted to plies, Pretty well, I thank you, we are probably in heil! I reply, they are banging, drawing, quar. immense ruims.

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therefore wanton ; for if we had killed one, I am cer.

RAT-CATCHING.
tain the weight of his carcass in gold would not have

bribed us to fetch him. Ishall only observe farther, We copied into the Courier a few days since, from a EXTRACTS

that the noise occasioned by the trampling and bellow. paper printed in Carmarthen (Wales) an account of From Bradbury's interesting Travels in the Interior of ing was far beyond description. In the evening, before mouse having

been caught in the pantry

of the White America.

we encamped, another immense herd made its appear- noon, a friend brought to this office, in a segar.box, a

ance, running along the bluffs at full speed, and al- RAT, nearly full grown, in custndy of a muscle, which WOOD PIGEONS DESCRIBED.

though at least a mile from us, we could distinctly he bad just discovered by his cries under his store, hear the sound of their feet, which resembled distant Street, at the head of Gadsden's Wharf. It was caught

situated opposite to the Market-house in BoundaryOn arriving at the wintering houses, near the Na- thunder.

by the toes of only one of its feet; and wben brought duce river, a branch of the Missouri, I proceeded to

to this office, was quite worn down with fatigue io his examine the neighbouring country, and soon discovered

endeavours to extricate himself from his enemy, who

THE WHIMS OF GENIUS. ibat pigeons were in the woods. I returned, and ex

beld on upon him with the most unrelenting pertinacity: changed my rifle for a fowling-piece, and in a few hours .. Haydn, when he sat down to compose, always dress. utterly regardless of his cries for liberation, which Shot 271, when I desisted. I had an opportunity of ed himself with the utmost care; had his hair nicely would have moved the heart of any thing, except an observing the manner in which they feed; it affords a given him a diamond ring, and Haydn declared, that

powdered, and put on his best suit. Frederick II. had oyster or a muscle.-Charleston Courier. Inost singular spectacle, and is also an example of the if he happened to begin without it, he cou'd not sum

A CURE FOR A COLD. rigid discipline maintained by gregarious avimals.- mon a single idea. He could write only on the finest This species of pigeon associates in prodigious flocke: he had been engraving them on a copperplate. After paper; and was as particular in forming his notes as if

An officer at Rochfort, wearied with having pursued ore of these focks, when on the ground will cover an all these minute preparations, he began by choosing the for a long time without effect, the usual remedies for an area of several acres ic extent, and are so close to each theme of his subject, and fixing into what keys he wished obstinate cold, at last resumed his ordinary way of living. ether that the ground can scarcely be seen. This pha- his subjects by imagining to himself the incidents of affected, still he persisted in abstaining from his reme

to modulate, and he varied the action, as it were, of He soon began to spit blood, and his lungs were seriously luni moves through the woods with considerable ceJericy, picking up as it passes along, every thing that himself in a hunour for composing, had his piano forte cellar, he had half a pound of rosin, and half a pound will serve for food. It is evident that the foremost carried into a beautiful meadow, and, with a bottle of of yellow wax, which he set about heating over a brasaliks must be the most successful, and that nothing gination to Elysium.-Sarti, a man of gloomy imagi- he spit more freely, and that his cough was less dry and Champaigne on each side of him, transported his ma: tion having lasted an hour and a half, he thought that

zier, to seal down the corks of the bottles. This operawill remain for the hindermost. That all may bave an nation, preferred the funeral stillness of a spacious room, equal chance, the instant that any rank becomes the dinily lighted by a single lamp:--Cimaroza delighted in the effect of the fumigation, and he determined to renew

frequent. last, they rise, and Aying over the whole flock, they he conceived his operas ; and, as the ideas presented in a cloud of smeke for four or five days successively; alight exactly a-head of the foremost. They succeed themselves, he seized and embodied them. In this rachucker with so much rapidity, that tbere is a con. he planned that beautiful comic opera, « Il Matrimonia and found himself perfectly recovered. He imparter tieved stream of them in the air; and a side view of Segreto."-Paesiello composed his “Barbiere de Se the discovery to the surgeon of the regiment, who, ebem exhibits the appearance of the segment of a large viglia,” and ** La Molinara," in bed—and Sacchini de without having any great faith in its efficacy, tried the

clared, that he never had moments of inspiration ex- experiment upon a soldier in the hospital, who seemed circle, moving through the woods. I observed that they cept his two favourite cats were sitting one on each dying of a pulmonary complaint.

He made him, at

intervals of four hours, undergo fumigations proporteate to look for food a considerable time before they shoulder.” become the last rank, but strictly adhere to their regu

tioned to his strength, for being in a very weak state,

The San Carlos' Sale.—The sale of the Duke of San he could not bear too strong a snioke. From the second latinos, and never rise until there are none behind Carlos' superb effects commenced on Wednesday, at the day the patient's cough began to abate, and in six weeks them.

mansion of the Embassy, in Portland-place, and every the patient was perfectly re-established.
room was thronged with persons of distinction. None

of the most superb or rare articles were brought for. BATTLE OF THE BUFFALOES. ward yesterday ; and, as far as the sale proceeeded, they try, and for a distance around, extending, as far as we

Remarkable Phenomenon. In this part of the counwent off at very reasonable prices; for instance, a very have learned, about thirty miles, a shower of sulphuir We passed the river L'eau qui Court, a branch of laid with ivory and buhl, with a double set of admirably the ground, on smooth water, on the decks of vessels in

beautiful rose and tulip-wood chess-board, curiously in: fell during one of the nights of last week, and lay on the Misouri, and on our return to the boats, as the carved ivory men, sold for the trifling sum of £7 10s. the Frith, and in Loch Dochfour, &c. The persons wind bad in some degree abated, we proceeded, and The billiard-table, which was a most handsome and who observed this singular circumstance, were first led bid not gone more than five or six miles before we were substantial one, brought a somewhat better price; but; to detect the nature of the substance, by the strong suisurprised by a dull, bollow sound, the cause of which day, certainly went at much less than their value.

on the whole, this, with every thing else sold on this phureous smell which prevailed. We have not heard of we could not possibly imagine. It seemed to be one or

any person of science who observed the above-mentioned wo miles below us ; but, as our descent was very ra.

facts, and consequently have not yet learned in what

The Tea plant, of Hyson species, is said to be grow. proportion the sulphur fell, or with what other sube pid, it increased every moment in loudness, and before ing in considerable quantities, at a settlement of the stance or substances it was mixed, or whether (as we we bad proceeded far, our cars were able to catch some

Friends, on Blue River, in Jackson county, Indianna. reckon probable) it fell in vapour, and exposed the suidisciace tones, indicating the bellowing of buffaloes. years since, in a lot of tea purchased of LouisvilleSome seeds were found by one of the society a few phureous deposit after a process of evaporation. The

ject is deserving the enquiry, and we hope to be When opposite to the place from whence it proceeded, were planted and succeeded so well, that some of the better informed before another week.- Inverness Couriere we landed, ascended the bank, and entered a small families in the neighbourhood raise a sufficiency for their skirting of trees and shrubs, that separated the river own consumption. — Freeman's Journal, 31 st ult. from an extensive plain. On gaining a view of it, such

In 1698, a cause of a singular nature was referred to a sceae opened to us as will fall to the lot of few era

the parlianient of Paris froin that of Metz. A gentleveilers to witness. This plain was literally covered in our waters, was brought to Tuzo's wharf last Thurs- wife, whom he loved exceedingly, she soen beraino

Bermuda, April 15.-An odd fish, quite a stranger man having made over his estate by donation to his with buffaloes as far as we could see, and we soon dis. day, by one of the fishing boats, and was viewed by weary and desirous to get rid of him. Accordingly, one covered that it consisted in part of females. The males numbers of people. It is the squalus zygena, or the night she cut his throat, and having mangled and disvere fighting in every direction, with a fury which 1 hammer-headed shark. This one was about six or seven figured the body, she sewed it up in a sack, with an

feet; but the hammer-headed shark sometimes grows weight in it, and prevailed on one of the servants to have never seen paralleled, each having singled out his to the length of sixteen teet. It inhabits the Mediter. throw it into the river. As the man was about to pramcagonist. We judged that the number must have ranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean, and it is said to be ceed with his burden, slic pretended some further seru. ainuunted.co some thousands, and that there were the most voracious of the whole genus. The head is ing was necessary, and contrived to stitch the sack and many bundreds of these battles going on at the same tremities of the elongated part are the eyes, which are of the only evidence that might be brought against her.

clongated on each side a foot or more, and at the ex. part of his coat together, in order to secure the silence time, some pot 80 yards from us. By attentively ob- not very large, and directed downwards. The Iris is of Every thing succeeded as she wished ; the servant was terving some of the combats nearest to us, I am per- a golden colour. Its mouth is not so large as that of drowned, and neither of the victims were afterwards seeded that our domestic bull would almost invariably pointed, and serrated on both sides. The truuk is sick, confessed this transaction to a priest, who believing

the common shark of our seas, but its teeth are broad. found. Fifteen years afterwards, the woman, falling be worsted in a contest with this animal, as he is in- long and tapering. It is a viviparous animal, bring- her in a short time to be dead, revealed the circunstance ferior to him both in strength and ferocity. A shot ing forth its young alive. The fish mentioned above, to a relation of the murdered husband, for a valuable 774 fred amongst them, wbich they seemed not to was purchased, as we are informed by Capt. Dutton, consideration. The woman was then apprehended, but Botice. Mr. Brackenridge joined me in preventing a and taken it to Philadelphia, for Peale's Museum.. But at length the Ecclesiastic being

discovered, the jorna of the brig Junius, who has preserved the skin, &c the priest not appearing against her, she was docharger!. volley being fired, as it would bave been useless, and New York Adv. Marie.

cen was instituted before the parliamcat as stated ibpic

ANECDOTE.

HAMMER-HEADED SHARK.

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