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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, I were at dinner, the enemy again commenced | ment then proceeded, and on the word being given,

ir shoe both fell, so simultaneous was the fire of the oppo. you know what I mean, so read this accor- firing on us; but though some of their shot DO

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 their attend. joying either the one or the other, I would without doing us any harm. We were, 1.

T ants, to a spot, where they had a short opportunity at one moment think the gun, close by showever, alarmed by seeing a considerable of conversive, 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 tbeir 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 woned to be mortal. Thus situated, to death by it; this is the way I spent my alarm soon ceased, by observing the house we understand, Commodore Decatur said, “ Barron, nights, how different to those I had while which was on fire was one of the most lee-Why ar

ant to those I had while which was on fire was one of the most lee. why did you not come home duriog 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.a jf

as occasioned by the wad from one of offered.” “If you bad let me know this," said the morning, the moment the day broke, I was the guns falling on the roof of the house, lamented 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 10 each march, and the boatswain piping, “All At four o'clock on the following morning hands to grog.” At seven o'clock in the we got into our boats, and as we gained on

At seven clock in the we got into our boats, and as we gained on Such, alas! is the sad iufatuation of the modern morning of the 15th, we weighed anchor, the shore, we expected every moment to be

code of honour! Two high-minded, valuable mea,

staked their lives, their reputation, the happiness of and about an hour after had a distant view fired on: not a word was to be heard ; only

'? | 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 bonour ! 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 Sır,-There is an evil under the sun I am most de

sirous should be represented to our worthy cbief ina. not, I believe, the Admiral's intention to Staff, and his Adjutant; Colonel Garsany

le numirus mention to all, bu nis hujutan; Corone rasanygis rate in a public manner, so that the parties ininii. fire on either the town, fort or batteries; and Colonel Jackson, Aides-de-Camp to the cated may have an opportunity of mending their man.

ners before compelled. You will therefore oblige mo ny 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 men 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 sup?9, lo ruin the town or fortifications, but to try

or DIVING-SHOPS. These exquisite places you may (To be 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 hav DUELLING.

frequently known gentlemen to walk in so early 29 the assistance of the heavy guns. We soon

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

going when it has been broad daylight; say, three, four,

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 (Froin 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 magpi. from the fortifications opened on us. Their

cude, that the modest landlord will take the liberty of eliot at first fell short, but soon, by adding It is always painful, in every view of the case, to setting you afloat with his commendation to the sharks : a little more powder they drove several recur 10 the late affair between Commodore Decatur

anj, on the concrary, if a man feels disposed to 9

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 the 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. arus of us. The Admiral s nas having tunate victim, should be buried in the silent grave. The Admiral's flag having tunate

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

Thus they compel a man to spend his 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

complain of this treatment; far from it. Indeed I hope ro harm ; and as it was thirty-two-pound we are constrained to state the following facts, de.

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 w 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

being calculated to seduce them from the virtue and surdly called the field of honour,) Commodore De

Te W h appiness of their domestic circles into the lasciviousa little further, to prevent our being raked.

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-bation. 30 we prepared for landing the troops on catur, but it appears it cannot be avoided.” Com. I do most earnestly complain of them as being comthat night; to do it sooner would be impos-modore Decatur then slated to his friend, (if friend | mon nuisances; as being receptacles for some of the be 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. tbat our worthy chief magistrate will use his utmose mg, about nine o'clock, it commences to oution took place: Commodore Decatur threw out

exertions in the neighbourhoods of Tarleton-street, blow a complete gale of wind from the sea, some diots from bis waistcoat pocket, and Com- market, to eradicate the evil complained of by a

Richmond-row, Sir Thomas's Buildings, and the Hay: which causes so heavy a surf, that landing modore Barron threw out some small shange, avd



The lengthened tale of tedious years

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

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.


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

By ways to me unknown:

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

8 L + 8 % Onward, and all alone.

Enjoy the blessings of the ray

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.

My thoughts are wandering wild and far,
From earth to heaven they dart;

Oh! think not, ye cold-hearted stoics, tò banish
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. 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,

And the tide of the passions is ceasing to flow.
'Phen passing joys and present works
Chase through my troubled mind;

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

7 6 5 4 3 2 1 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

Yes ; this ye may tell us in grave admonition,
Gleatns on the clouds gone by,

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

"Twill make us more eager to grasp at the vision,

BLACK. Yet westward points her eye. And share all its rapture before it depart.

1 Knight....3-6

i Pawn .....With anxious heart and throbbing brain,

2 Castle ....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 flying, tormented before its controul.

A Connecticut paper says, “ Was dug from the gara
It is here and the throbbings of pleasure arise;
At length I reach my journey's end ;

den of Mr. John Griffin, of East Haddam, Connecticut,

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
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 patriotisor of a Hurried from stage to stage, When virtue and modesty both are asleep;

couplet from an old correspondent, on seeing Colond Qur wishes with our lot at strife,

Cooke's famous beef cattle, some years since in this town Then those throbbings and transports we mournfully find,

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

« Au Europe boasts of Leadenhall,

But Bosion Market, beats tlum all." The world is seldoin what it seems,

'Tis when mild intelligence beams in its eye, To man who dimly sees, . 'Tis when sensibility glows in its breast;

A Frenchman has published in a pamphlet an account Realities appcar as dreams, When failings are few, and when virtues are high, of the omens which in various parts of France indicated

the death of the Duc de Berri! A lady in Paris misAnd dreams realitics. Then beauty is loveliest, purest, and best.

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

vourite horse did nothing but neigh and start the whole

E. J.
June 9, 1820.

night of the 13th of February. When he is call'd away,

A woman of St. Denis

| dreamed that the King gave her a crown of white roses: Are but the watches of a night,


1 and that, after picking off the flowers, she placed the And Death the dawn of day,

thorns upon the head of the Duchess de Berri. In Lu 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-house, and that the house and enp freely in Laughter..

are compelled to have 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 oner

before he went to the opera, which wamed him not to Laugh on! a few short years of woo

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 core-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 person or animal. Every dog found at large may be “ Distrust particularly fair men." Will soon be drenched by many a tear;

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-farm, 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, Recode before pale winter's powers. dollars.

about the same number, might attain their full growide


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 19 We give the following narrative, a place, because it is

it to speak if it had power, and tell him why it be frightened in their sleep, a sweat came over thema,

troubled the house; and upon this three distinct and they panted and trembled till the disturbance well tald, and because the public are so familiar with I knarki

knockings were made. He then questioned if it was so loud as to awakeu them. Before it ceased, the name and character of the narrator; at the same were Samuel his sca, bidding it, it it were, and could the family bad become quite accustomed to it, and time, utterly discrediting and disregarding ghosts in not speak to knock again : but to their great comfort were tired with bearing or speaking of it." Send aoy shape, as we do, we must observe, that we there was no further knocking that night; aud when nie some news," said one of the sisters to her brotber should hardly have expected that a man of such emi. hey heard ibal Samuel and the two boys were safe | Samuel, " for we are secluded from the sight or menee as Mr. Southey would treat such a subiect and well, the vistations of the goblin became rather | bearing of any versal thing, except I ffery."

a matter of curiosity and amusement lban of alarm. Au author who in this age relates such a story, with so much seriousness as pervades his editorial

Emilia gave it the uame of old Jefirey, and by ibis and treats it as not uiterly incredible and absurd, kminent upon the following supernatural pranks of name he was now kwowu as a harmless, thqugb

name he was now kwowu as a harmless, though by must expeel to be ridiculed; but the testimony upeid Jeffrey.-Ed I. Kal.

no means au agreeable inmate of the parsouage, ou which it rests is far too strong to be set aside be.

Jeffrey was not a malicious goblin, but he was easily canse of lhe strangeness of the relation. The letters SUPERNATURAL VISIONS AND SOUNDS.

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

there was something supernatural in the noises, sbe and obe family at Epwort, the journal which Mr. . fPrem Southey'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 born the evidence concerning the in which John afterwards While John was at school, certain disturbances

there : the hurn, therefore, was borrowed and collected, fell into the hands of Dr. Priestley, and

blown stoutly about the house for half a day, greatly were published by him as being " perbaps the best occurred in bis father's house, su unaccountable.

agaiust the judgment of one of the sisters, who authenticated aud best told story of ihe kind that is That every person by whom they were witnessedd be.

maintained that if it was any thing supervatural it any where extant." He observes in favour of the beved them to be supernatural. At the latter end of the year 1715, the maid servant was territied by

would certainly be very angry aur piore troublesome. story, “ that all the parties seem to have been suf-,

Her opinion was verified by the event : Jeffery had ficicotly void of fear, and also free from credulity, bearing at the dining-room door several dismal

never till then begin his operations during the day: except the general belief that such things were sigroaas, as of a person at the point of death. The

from that time he came by day as well as by night, persatural." But he argues, that wbere no good family gave little heed to her story, and endeavoured

area and was louder than before. And he never entered and was to be answered, we may safely conclude to laugh ber out of her fears; but a few nights atter. Mc. Wesley's study till the owner one day rebuked that no miracle was wrought; and be supposes, as ward they began to hear strange knockings, usually lbim sharoly, called him a deaf and dumb devil

inim sharply, called him a deaf and dumb devil, and the most probable solution, that it was a trick ef (kree ur four at & time, in different parts of the Ibade bimccase to disturb the innocent children, and the servants, assisted by sehe ot the neighbours, bruse; every person heard these noises except Mr. I come to him in his study if he had any thing to

come to him in his study, if he had auy thing to say.for the sake of amusing themselves and puzzling Wesley himself, and as, according tu vulgar opinion, 1 This was a sort of deliance and Jeffrey the

Opinion; This was a sort of defiance, and Jeffrey therefore the family. In reply to this it way safely be as. such sounds were not audible by the individual took him at his word. No other person in the fainilyserted, that many of the circumstances cannot be to whom they foreboded evil, they refrained from ever felt the poblin, but Mr. Wesley was thrice explained by any such supposition, Bor by any leger telling him, lest be should suppose that it betokened pushed by it with considerable force.

demain, nur by veutriloquism), uor by auy secret of his ova death, as Ibey indeed all apprehended. At

So he himself relates, and bis evidence is clear acoustics. The former argument would be valid, it length, bowever, the disturbance became so great

and distinct. He says also, that once or twice when the terni miracle were applicable to the case : but by and su frequent, ibat few or none of the family he spoke to it, he heard two or three feeble squeaks,

poke to it, he heard two or three feeble squeaks, miracle Dr. Priestly evidently intends a manifesta. eunt be alone, and Mrs. Wesley thought it better a little louder than the chiroius of a bird, but not tion of divine power, and in the preseul opstance no lo inform ber husband; for it was not possible that

like the ooise of rats. What is said of an actual ap-such manifestation is supposed, any more than ing the matter could long be concealed from him ; aud

pearance is not so well coufirmed. Mrs. 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 her bed, may be preternatural and yet not miraculous : 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 ordinary course of nature, and as strange, loud rumblings above stairs or below, a well say of what shapes and the man saw something I vet imply po alteration of

ind with re. clalter among a number of bottles, as if they had aill like a white rabbit

ad all like a wbite rabbit, wbich came from behind the gard to the good end whicb they may be supposed at once been dashed to pieces, footsteps as of a man

of a man ovew, with its ears fat upon the neck, and its little to answer, it would be end suflicient if sometimes going op aad dowu stairs at all hours of the uigui, scut stand straight up." A shadow may possibly one of those unhappy persons, who, longing through munods like dagciog in an empty room the door of explain the first of these appearances : the other may I the din glass of ioadelity, s

nd ibis which was lockerl, gobling like a turkey-cock, bull be imputed to that promeness which ignorant per

ck, ou be imputed to that promeness which ignorant persons life, and ihe narrow sphere of portal existence, most frequently a kaocking about the beds at night. so commonly erince to exapverate in all unce

night, so commonly erivce to exagrerate ia all uncommon should, from the well-establisbed truth of one suche Sud in different parts of the house. Mrs. Wesley cases. These circumstances, therefore, though ap-story, (triling and objectless as it might otherwise would at first have persuaded the children and ser-narently silly in themselves, ip uo degree in

at there are more rants ibat it was occasioned by rats with doors, the other parts of the story. which rest upon the things in heaven and earib tuan are droanit of 'n and mischievous persons without, and her husband

concurrent iesimopy of many intelligent witnesses. Their philosophy. kad recourse to the same ready solutiou: or some The door was ouce violentiy pushed against Emilia, of his daughters, he supposed, sate up late and made when there was no person on the outside; the lat. The following singular advertisement appeared in a noive; and a biut that their lovers might have ches were frequently lifted up; Ilie windows clat. the Freeman's Journali something to do with the mystery, inade the youngtered always before Jeffrey entered a room, andl A Groal Advantage.-Coats Pellecees Jock shawls 19thes he artily frope he might soon be convinced that whatever iron or brass was there. run and jarred Mantle Officers Clothes or Servants Livery be them in as more in the matter than he wa

he was disposed exceediugly. It was observed also that the wind any Siate Whatsoever if only 2 months worn the Can to believe. In this they were not disappointed, for commonly rose after any of his noises, and increased

asedbe Cleansed in a Genile uanner and improved in the on the next night, a little after midnight, he was with it, and whistled loudly around the house, Mr.

Look without Scowring or Doing, them the Least Inawakeord by nine loud and distinct knocks, whicl Wesly's trencher (for it was before our potteries

jury as Scowring Half Wear them out or if Cloaress Sremed to be in the next room, with a pause at every had pushed their ware into every village through

be ever so faded Shabby Dirty Stained or Broken and third stroke. He rose and went to see if he could out the kingdom) danced one day upon the table, its original colour even those fancy Mistures brought

past Wearing it will be nearly Repaired or Revived in discover the cause, but could perceive nothing; still 10 bis no sivall amazement: and the handle of Ro- to its actual Colour without Dying clotn provided be thought it might be some person out of doors, I bin's hand-mill a nother time. was turned round l make Cuil and to match any Colour all Done at Little aud relied upon & stout mastift to rid thein of this with great swiftness: w wel ily Robin had just donel Expense without ripping butit turned a Grain Drawn naisance. But the dog, wbich upon the first dis-grinding; noihing vexed him, he said, but that the lo

dint; noihin vexed him, he said, but that the on the wrong side wont then be known from new and farbaoce bad barked violently, was ever afterwards mill was empty; if there liad been corn in it, Jef.

ill was emuty: if there has been corn in it. Jef. and Melle Buttons if ever so black made equal to Noi enwed by it, and seeming more terrified than any frey might have ground his heart out before he

Blankets cleaned and Stoved Furniture Dyed Glazed

ving in General Done cheap ar. of the children, came whining hinuself to bis masier would bave disturbed him. It was plainly a Jaco-Expeditious Black Dyed Brown or Botile Green apply and mistress, as if to seek protection in a human bile goblio, and seldom suffered Me. Wesley to ac îi Little Strand St. and please to be particular to presence. And when the man servant, Robin Brown, pray for the king and the Prince of Wales without Observe to the Messenger that its a Corner House took the mastiff at night into his room, to be at ouce disturbiug the family prayers. Mr. Wesley was where the Paniforte is taught by one of the most Reguard and a companjon, as soon as the latch be

sore upon this subject, and became angry, and pid Performers in Europe Good Taylors to make the As use

ated u

t when Samu

umuel shional Alterations a Great Bargain of a Papiaforte barked and howled so as to alarm the house. was informed of this, his remark was, “ As to alls lantaronte Repaired and

alls Paniaforte Repaired and Tuned at 26. 6. mourpi

une The fears of the family for Mr. Wesley's life being the devil's being an enemy to King George, were i ng made remtoved as soon as be had heard the mysterious the King myself, I shonid rather Old Nirk should! There are now living in the town of Aylesbury, sever Bolses, they began to apprebend that one of the sons be my enemy than my friend." The children were men, whose united ages aniount to 507 years.--SIX did met with a violeat death, and more particularly the only persons who were distressed by these visita | them live in one smoot:

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teriug, and Aaying, much as your Highness is doing! In Italy the three Manutii were more solicitous of here. This I was told by a man who had been there; correctness and illustracions, than of the beauty of

the same from whom Dante, the Florentine, got his their printing. It was the character of the scholar and Messire Barnabas, the Sorereign of Milan, having

information. He is now dead, but if your Highness proposed four questions to an Abbot, which he disputes what I say, send for him.

not of the printer, of which they were ambitious. was unable to answer, a Miller, replying to the u Fourthly, you demanded, Horo much your same, obtains the Abbot's benefice. Highness wus worth! I answer, nipe nod twenty

When Messire Barnabas heard this, be flew into a

(From the Madras Courier.)
Mensire Barnabas, the Sovereign of Milan, was
feared beyond any other prince of his time. Yet,

furious passion, and said, " a murrain take you, do

you hold me in no bigher estimation than a pottagethough extremely cruel, he observed in his severities

SIR, -If the enclosed is cogsidered worthy of in. pot?” “Sire," replied the other, trembling all over, / sertion in your paper, I request it may fud a cotuer a species of justice, of which the following anecdote may serve as an illustration.

4 you know our Lord was sold for thirty pieces of in the next publication. A certain rich Abbot, who had the care of his silver, and I thought I must take you at 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."

and then given on a bill called the Cudry, I wu was fined four florins for his negligence. He begged The shrewdness of the man's replies, convinced

whown the spot where a cheeta of the largest kind very hard to be let off, on which the Duke said to the Duke that be was not the Abbot ; and looking I had been ki him, “I will remit you the fine, on coudition that stedfastly at him, he charged him with being an

two gentlemen and a peou. yo: auswer the four following questions:" impostor. The miller, terribly frightened, fell on

The day after our return, the same peon who re1. How far is it to the sky? his knees, and begged for mercy, stating that he was

sides at the foot of the hill, reported that a tiger had 2. How much water is there in the sea ? a servant of the Abbot, and bad undertaken the

killed a cow and had carried more than half the 3. Whut are they doing in Hell? scheme at his request, solely with a view to enter.

carcase up a large tree, lodgiog ihe remains across 4. What am I worth? tain bis Highness. Messire Baruabas, hearing this,

a forked branch. As explained, the fact appeared exclaimed, “Since he bas himself made you an abbot, · The Abbot's beart sunk within him on hearing lan

incredible, although numerous instances of tigers aring and a better one, by G-d, than ever he was, I conthese propositions, and he saw that he was in worse firm the a

concealing themselves in trets bave come to my firm the appointment, and invest you with big beneCASE than before. However, to get rid of the matter fice: as you have taken bis place, be shall take

knowledge. for the present he begged time for consideration, sideration, I yours.” This was actually done; and as loog 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 bat, desirous of seeing how he would get out of the and the Abbot was obliged to content himself wirh

through a thick jungle iu one of the beautiful delis difficulty, he compelled bin to give security for his

which mark the picturesque scenery of Cudry, we that of the mill. And so the abbot turned miller, re-appearance.

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

It measured 18 feet to the branch where ibe cow

The povelist concludes with remarking, that not had been lodged, for from its putrified state it bad nwoud, he met a man who rented a mill under him. The miller, seing him thus cast down, said, “What

withstanding the miller's good fortuve, it is seldom fallen into a thick bush below, where the head and is the matter, Sir? what makes you sigh so?” “I

1 safe to take liberties with great med; that they are legs and greater part of the skin lay suspended in may well sigb,” replied the Abboi, “ for his High

like the sea, which if it gives the chance of great its branches. The bark of the tree was perforated

wealth, exposes also to great peril; and that, how Resg threatens to play the deuce with me if I do not

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, he is always in danger of being wrecked by a I the exertion it must have used, to secure its prey they were. The latter stood thoughtful a few mistorm.

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 gatisfactorily ascertained ren you could,” exclaimed the Abbot, “there is


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

during the interval from his 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 op. tunic and cowl: I must get myself shavell, and make not yet found out the expedient of impressing the other.

posite tree, with the iutent to shoot bim. A wlacin myself as much like an abbot as I can.” To this

was however seen in the evening of the second day, | When their editions were intended to be numerous, his reverence joyfully consented, and the next mor

close to the tree, and it is not improbable the object ning, the miller, baving transformed bimself into a

they omitted to print the first letter of a chapter, for of the tiger was to secure the cow from the rapacivas 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 tigers 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 neg

therefore (unless my conjecture be the most prolixmuch in the dark as he could, and kept fumbling Ilected to have them painted.

ble) in securing it as already stated, could be, others 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. recognisel. The Duke then asked him if he was

rned to b ready to answer the queries he had put to him? to the glory o

It should be stated, that ibe 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 sky? I answer, thirty-six ipillions, added frequently to their names those of the correctors

A SUBSCRIBER, eight hundred and fifty-four thousand, seventytwo of the press; and editions were then valued according Camp in the Western Ghauts, miles and a half, and twenty-two yards.” “You hare made a nice calculation," said the Duke; “but to the abilities of the corrector.

October 4, 1819. 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, he hung up proofs in public places, and generously re- analysis of the English language. Its vocabulary, ke because, as there is always sorpc coming into it, or com

" compensed those who were so fortunate as to detect | says, is composed of 6621 words of Latin origin, 4361 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 millious of hogs-printer. His printing office claims our admiration; it others of ancient Teutonic, Hebrew, Swedish, Portu.

muese. Flemish, Russian, Egyptian, Persian, Cimbrian. beads, seven barrels, twelve quarts, two pints." | was of the wonders of Europe. This grand building guese;

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 mary 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 ihe 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

when we meet an acquaintance in the street, and accost and sizes, inatrizes to cast letters, and all other print

I him with “How do you do this morning ?" and he re “ To your third question, What are they doing ing materials; whicla Bailet assures us amounted to plies, “ Pretty well,' I thank you,” we are probably in hell! I reply, tbey are hanging, drawing, quar. I immense rums.

lopcaking half a dozen languages at once,

e corrector of



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

RAT-CATCHING. tain the weigbt 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 a From Bradbury's interesting Travels in the Interior of ling was far beyond description. In the evening, before

mouse baving been caught in the pantry of the While America.

Lion inn, in that place, by an oyster. Yesterday afterwe encamped, another immense herd made its appear. noon, a friend brought to this office, in a, a

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

inod he had just discovered by his cries under his store, though at least a mile from us, we could distinctly

situated opposite to tbe Market-house in Boundaryhear the sound of their feet, which resembled distant

street, at the head of Gadsden's Wharf. It was caught On arriving at the wintering houses, near the Na. thunder.

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

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

endeavours to extricate himself from his enemy, who that pigeons were in the woods. I returned, and ex


held on upon him with the most unrelenting pertinacity; changed my rifle for a fowling-piece, and in a few hours

utterly regardless of his cries for liberation, which

“ Haydn, when he sat down to compose, always dress. ShOf 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 as

powdered, and put on his best suit. Frederick II. had loyster or a muscle.-Charleston Courier. obnervi manner in which

given him a diamond ring, and Haydn declared, that most singular spectacle, and is also an example of the if he happened to begin without it, he cou'd not sum

A CURE POR A COLD. rigid discipline maintained by gregarious avinals.-

mon a single idea. He could write only on the finest

paper; and was as particular in forming his notes as if This species of pigeon associates in prodigious flocke :

An officer at Rochfort, wearied with having pursued he had been engraving them on a copperplate. After one of these flocks, when on the ground will cover an all these minute preparations, he began by choosing the

for a long time without effect, the usual remedics for an are of several acres is extent, and are so close to each theme of his subject, and fixing into what keys he wished

i obstinate cold, at last resumed his ordinary way of living. other that the ground can scarcely be seen. This pha

of He soon began to spit blood, and his lungs were seriously to modulate, and he varied the action, as it were, of his subject, by imagining to himself the incidents of

of affected, still he persisted in abstaining from his remeby moves through the woods with considerable ce some little adventure or romance.-Gluck, when he felt

dies. One day having botiled off a cask of wine in his leriry, picking up as it passes along, every thing that himself in a humour for composing, had his piano forte

cellar, he had half a pound of rosin, and half a pound

of yellow wax, which he set about heating over a bra. will serve for food. It is evident that the foremost carried into a beautiful meadow, and, with a bottle of |

zier, to seal down the corks of the bottles. Champaigne on each side of him, transported his ma. raks must be the most successful, and that nothing

This operanothing gination to Elysium.-Sarti, a man of gloomy imagi.

tion having lasted an hour and a half, he thought that will remain for the hindermost. That all may bave an nation, preferred the funeral stillness of a spacious room,

he spit more freely, and that his cough was less dry and

frequent. It then occurred to him, that this might be equal chance, the instant that any rank becomes the dinly lighted by a single lamp.Cimaroza delighted in last, they rise, and fying over the whole flock, they

the effect of the fumigation, and he determined to renew noise and mirth : surrounded by a party of gay friends, he conceived his operas ; and, as the ideas presented

the experiment. He accordingly walked about his room aligbt exactly a-head of the foremost. They succeed themselves, he seized and embodied them. In this way

in a cloud of smoke for four or five days successively, rach other with so much rapidity, that ibere is a con. he planned that beautiful comic opera, “ Il Matrimonia

and found himself perfectly recovered. He impartert

the discovery to the surgeon of the regiment, who, tieved stream of them in the air; and a side view of Segreto."-Paesiello composed his “ Barbiere de Se

without having any great faith in its efficacy, tried the abem exhibits the appearance of the segment of a large

viglia,” and “ La Molinara," in bed and Sacchini de. 18e | 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 I cept his two favourite cats were sitting one on each

dying of a pulmonary complaint. He made him, at erate to look for food a considerable time before they shoulder."

intervals of four hours, undergo fumigations propor

tioned to his strength, for being in a very weak state, become the last rank, but strictly adhere to their regu

The San Carlos' Sale.-The sale of the Duke of San he could not bear too strong a smoke. 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 thear.

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.

Remarkable Phenomenon.-In this part of the counBATTLE OF THE BUFFALOES. ward yesterday; and, as far as the sale proceeeded, they

try, and for a distance around, extending, as far as we went off' at very reasonable prices; for instance, a very

have learned, about thirty miles, a shower of sulphur We passed the river L'eau qui Court, a branch of beautiful rose and tulip-wood chess-board, curiously in.

| fell during one of the nights of last week, and lay on laid with ivory and buhl, with a double set of admirably the Mirouri, and on our return to the boats, as the

the ground, on smooth water, on the decks of vessels in 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 bad 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 sulon the whole, this, with every thing else sold on this surprised by a dull, hollow sound, the cause of which

phureous smell which prevailed. We have not heard of day, certainly went at much less than their value. we could not possibly imagine. It seemed to be one or

any person of science who observed the above-mentioned

facts, and consequently have not yet learned in what wo miles below us ; but, as our descent was very ra. The Tea plant, of Hyson species, is said to be grow. proportion the sulphur fell, or with what other sube ased every moment in loudness, and before I ing in considerable quantities, at a settlement of the stance or sub

of the stance or substances it was mixed, or whether (as we we bad proceeded far, our ears were able to catch some

Friends, on Blue River, in Jackson county, Indianna. reckon probable) it fell in vapour, and exposed the sul.

Some seeds were found by one of the society a few phureous deposit after a process of evaporation. The distincs tones, indicating the bellowing of buffaloes.

years since, in a lot of tea purchased of Louisville- subject 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 Couricie we landed, ascended the bank, and entered a small families in the neighbourhood raise a sufficiency for their kirting of trees and shrubs. obat separated the rigur own consumption.-Freeman's Journal, 31st ult.

ANECDOTE. from an extensive plain. On gaining a view of it, such

In 1698, a cause of a singular nature was referred to

HAMMER-HEADED SHARK. a scene opened to us as will fall to the lot of few tra

| the parlianient of Paris froin that of Metz. A gente

Bermuda, April 15.--An odd fish, quite a stranger man having made over his estate by donation to his vellers to witness. This plain was literally covered line

in our waters, was brought to Tuzo's wharf last Thurs-wife, whom he loved exceedingly, she soon berainc wità 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 disWere fighting in every direction, with a fury which I

hi hammer-headed shark. This one was about six or seven figured the body, she sewed it up in a sack, with a

feet ; but the hammer-headed shark sometimes grows weight in it, and prevailed on one of the servants te 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 praidcagonist. 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 scru. ainuunted to 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

clongated on each side a foot or more, and at the ex. part of his coat together, in order to secure the silence 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. time, some pot 80 yards from us. By attentively ob- not very large, and directed downwards. The Iris is of Everything 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 readed that our domestic bull would almost invariably

in the common shark of our seas, but its teeth are broad, found. Fifteen years afterwards, the woman, falling

pointed, and serrated on both sides. The trunk is sick, confessed this transaction to a priest, who believing worsted in a contest with this animal, as he is in- I long and tapering. It is a viviparous animal, bring. I 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 was fired amongst them, which they seemed not to was purchased, as we are informed by Capt. Dutton, I

was purchased, as we are informed by Capt. Dutton, consideration. The woman was then apprehended, but Botice. Mr. Brackenridge joined me in preventing a

of the brig Junius, who has preserved the skin, &c the priest not appearing against her, she was dichiurget.'

nd taken it to Philadelphia. 'for Peale's Museum...But at length the Ecclesiastic being discoverrd, the pro rolley being fired, as it would have becą useless, and New York Adv. May ie.

en was instituted before the parliamcat as stated above

pid, i

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