Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, November 17, 1837, Page 1

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NOT THE GI.OUV OFCSAK; It U T T II E W 13 I. F A UK O V It O M K. BY STACY. FRB9AY, WOVBMBH1R, 17, 1837. Vm. XI No. 543 (JjItcv. J. T. Snrecnnl was ordained to dm miuislry til large, in Dr ClinnnlnV Chinch in Boston, on Siimliiy evening. Senium Ity Rev. Mr. Gtccmvood; charge by Dr TiK'kcrman, "die veil crablj origination of the Ministry to die Poor;" HYMN. by hut. J. riF.nroiNT. lTlie poor, the suffering pom-" He faid, Who from liii giu'incnts cry hem A healing virtue rnnnd him died ''Shall have die gospel preached in ihcm." Yet He upon uhoso hnnselp?? head The Mar dropped inanv n dewy cein, Brolso, fur die pmir, tho 1 1 vinjj bie.ul lie brought from heaven, and gave U ihcm. Beneath the shade that It ranch hath uprcad Which phot out green from Jesse's stem, These wandering poor mo gathered To have the gospel picaclied to tlicni. He, who vvitii oxen matin his lied The houfpln-'.i Indie of Keililclipin TliPto li(iii'"!p.-H babes hath hilher led To have his gospel pieachcil to them, Loid, bless thy servant, who lialli frd TliPf e Limbs of thine, anil hplp him stem The title ofrin, with feailess Head, And preach the gospel unto them. Mav not tlic soul (if r.irli bp said, O Ond, in lie a pi irclei" ceml Give t'icin to liiin who fur them bled, To spaikln in hi diadem! !" lIW. iJW'w' From I'VirinMiip's Offering, for 133S. THE LISliONESE. BV THE AUTHOU OP "THU IT.UVOST (IT nnuons. Il is ninny vent noo, yet t lie ropolloe (Inn is in my mind ns fresh ns i In- occur, roncos of yesterday. I wns standing on tilt! Terrace in front of Greenwich Hospi In!, looking at tho wrecks of the gallant fellows who had. for tunny years, homo thpir country's flag through lho battle nml the brow," now hobbling nbottt. with such limbs as late htid loft or doctors hntl (supplied llmni! and exercising nil my ingenuity to trace through their qitninl subcr uniform.'' n ml venerable gray hair. tho fiery hnrocH of n thousand enmhn's. The sttuggle in the Peninsula was thou nt his height, nml n vessel with Portuguese colours was passing up the river. 1 made some remnrk on the subject to an old pensioner who wa standing by me. lie was n very old man, with a quiet express ion of l.-ncvoloiio.. in Lis fjinij Mint SOPIlKjd to Btamp him a Fhadt: above the common Bailor. 'Ah sir!' said he. '1 hnve seen strnnge things in the country she cuius from! was nl Lisbon in the great earthquake. fifl V-fiVG. 'Indeed!' said I. 'That was on event not to be forgotten.' It was sir; but from more entires Minn (lie earthquake, to me, that is.' 'How so?' I enquired. Why. you see sir it's quite n story; hut poor thing. I like to talk about her ; so. il you'll sit down on this hooch, you shall hnve it from first to lnt. 'As I told you. I was in the city when (he earthquake began; and a terrible ihmg it wits t be pl,rt'- T,l houses swnyod tip nnd down. ju--t for all the world like o ship al anchor in a heavy rwoll; and thou worse an'' wc-rsA'' till down they came, first one, then t,.". " n wl.nle Flroo. nd the poor creature, " nt bv thous tindP, nnd the walls fell and hunod .em. and the earth opened nnd swallow.-;' nif m; tndthonoUe was like hat of the last diy crashes of ruin ond destruction ?ir igics. groan?, and prayers, nil mixed up in one horrible din, till yon could not tell which was loudest. Many a voice was then lifted to heaven Hint never prayed before. and the unfinished prayer was buried tvith them in the openings of the earth or lb" r.mis of the houses Some went mad and stood nnd lainjh'-d a the roofs noddei above them, and Ho inn-:'. :vh "-'rippo'i B8 ll o prryr hud been, Knine tood dill Willi chihlron in h ir arm?, hugging ihetn to their bosoms with their heads bent over them till they found n common grave And then tho fire began; for tho tapers at the alters, nnd tho lights in the houses set fire to whatever fell on them, till n thous and flames completed the horror of dread ful day. 'For my own pnrt, staggering along the Jienving streets, and, at every other step, .thrown on the ground, wit n bricks and toncs rattling round me on ullsidcs.I scram bled, I did not know whore. It was not exactly fear, for o British sailor, you know, eir, is not used to lose his hearings from euch a cause; but tho darkness, nnd the . dual, nnd the smoke nindo such n confusion, one born in the place could not hnvc found his way, to eay nothing of a Mrnngor.--However, ns I was saying, scrambling to make my way Bomewhcrc, any whore t hero was fresh air nnd no Iioiisch, I ran igninst a lady with a child in her nrmn. She wns young nncJ as ocautiltii a creature as ever I set my eyes on. She hurried past me, and the next moment, the earth gave a , shudder, nnd I heard n scream louder thnn nll tho uproar. I thought it must be she ?nd turned round; when I found tho enrth 'uid split in a great clintm between us even on .tho vary spot where, a moment before, wo ''jad both been standing; nnd there she v!'a8,1 .'.Tlnncing upon tho brink of it. with the chiU, 10, ,ovc her head, Tho ground was crunl(jjng umcr ,ori but where-1 stood it was etili jjrmi J out my nrms ilio PBld BOmetllljn minn in PorlniTiieso which I did not unde" t6nd( bul i new 10 W8n asking mo to rt,kB cnro 0f ,10 cl iltJ s and I told her I wou.jj.,! 8Woro ,. Nature, jjou Know, air, is j aj) iIDfftiBgcB- so she understood me, and giving otic I wild kiss to the little one's lipt, with dos perata slrngglo she throw it across the, chasm. She eaw the child was caught in my nrms, nnd she clasped her hands nnd threw up her bcnutiful eyes to heaven, when a fresh shako of the er.rtii tumbled down a large building behind her, nnd she rolled wttn it in the yawning guir never to rise ngnin in this world. Perhaps you may imagine what I roll what I did. I do not know ; bul nfter an hour of wandering and escapes more than I can count, I found myself in the open country, and, for the preent at least, safe. I wen! on my knees; to thnitlc God. and bade the little creulure do the samo; but slio did not slir, and. as I laid her on the grass, I found a deep wound on her heed, and tho blood clotting hor long beautiful black hair; bul still she brent hod. To make short of n long story, wo got nt Inst on board the Hhip again, nnd the doctor alter exnmining the wounds-aid tlrcrij was no harm done, nnd that she would soon he na well as over. "She was a lovely little girl of about six yenrs idd, and as wo were lo sail directly, they wanted to end her ashore ngnin, to try if any of tho family could bo found. But I I bought of i be vow 1 had mail" to her poor mot her. which I am Mire Mie un dorstond ; nnd I determined mil to putt wilh the sick wounded little thing, thai I loved now ns if she had been my si-ler ; no I spoke to the enpttun, who wa n verv good man. nnd. moreover, had children ot Ins own mid he ngreod io le! mti lake her to England wtli ns. Well, s-'r, homo w got, nml it nstoiii-htug hov? -iioii lb darling began to speak English. Yu could fee she liked it, bless her ! Anil now, flin wa n voting lndv for she said her father, who had died ubnut n yo'ir be fore, was Don Soninb dv or other II was such n long name we never nnvof ni could I'peak it. bo wo told her to call herself Jacl son, which is my : but. somehow, she always liked her long Portugue-c name best, fo y hi si ", s'r, how onr'v prejudice' grow in Mrniirnore. I hat ir to say. well n-i I said, seeing she was a young lady, and we had tindcrlnk'-n her education, I thought wc ought to do it. ns genteelly as we could; so I took her to a cousin of mine, who kept a public. house in Wapping, n very nice motherly woman por-r Sr.lly ! she V dead and gone, loo, long Cf?n, 'Well, sir, she treated her as if she had been her own child; cud because fche thought tho company o( the house wns too rough and rude Tor her. she sent her to n very genteel hoarding-school in Mile End, nnd it wa" wonderful how the little lliing took to her learning: bo that when I came back from my next voyage, she could not onlv fiieak hnglish quite, well, but read anv book she saw. And there I found that wilh her lutle pociiet money she had lio't i..... i,. linnL-u. urn!, r,l nil her sp.iri time, used lo tie poring uver dimi, mttcod of playing like other children. Poor thing! it wns the only lie that was left between her and hor rntive Innd ; for it is a pt range thing, sir, but I've often found foreigners, even Frenchmen, love their own country iust ns well as if it had been Old Englan "Well. sir. years passed on. nnd she was sixteen, and n sweeter or more beautiful creature von never : eye on. She wr.s ns kind nnd gentle as an angel and so fond ot me! nod 1 run -tire I loved her better than mvi'Wti life, not mthe way of sweet, hearting, firtlr'Ugh I was n pretty looking fellow o'.oi.gii ii ii lU'h uly'd forget lor n moment that she wn-i a yuung lady But then. I Imd saved hor life yn kn i.v, sir. nnd we n- d in t ill; nbnii her pour moth er that was gone, and then iV.i. made me learn a little Portuguese, 'hat r,hn might -peak in her own tongue to mo ; for her fnthorl land seemed always uppermost in her thoughts. At Inst I jiuned a merchant ship which was to sail for Lisbon, and the long-nursed wish of the heart came out, and she begged so hard to go with me, that 1 could not find courage to refuse her, boi cot her n pnssage in the vessel. And oh, sir! if,"1 grinf thai was among the wo. men witon she we!." You know sir, they are kind, foii-henrled creatures, and I thought they never woU'd have consented. However, go we did, and ! very pretty voyage we had. When wo came in sight of Lisbon, I never shall forget how tho poor dear look, ed. Hho was as pale as a ghost, nnd Ircm bled all over ; and while her eyes seemed to devour the shore her hps were white and quivering, murmuring Portuguese words,' that I could not catch the meaning of except now and then hor mothorV name. Well sir, lo make a short story of it, we landed, and I got leave lo go with her over to town, and see if we could find any body she know. Poor dear, I thought sho would have fainted when she tut her foot on the land, she trembled so; for sho wns n weak, delicate little creature. But oh what n change wo found when wo left there! Where the earthquake had been thoro was tho grand Blnck Horse Bquaro, and all tho straight regular streols that the Marquis of I'limnni nun uuilt ami wc did not know whore wc were. However, sho soon ho gau to ask, nnd found that her uncle, Don confound his long name, I never could think of it, and I am sure it is not worth remembering ; hut he was living in n grand house, they pointed out to ns so there wo went. Well, sir, wo found him wiili n parcel of fine servants round him, but wo did mil care lor that, nnd wo told him who wo were, ami would yon think il sir? ho would not. believe ns! The fact was, it did not suit him to believe us; for Huiinnstiiu her dead, he hail seized on nil hor property and was enjoying it. Ko the old scoundrel called us impostors called mi: and his own brother's beautiful child impostors, and threatened to send for a constable! You may guess my blood began to rise, nnd ns lor her, poor thing! she stood speechless and trembling ; for, in hor innoconco, sho had never drcampt of this, nor, to tell the truth, had I ei'.hor. Well, just at this mo ment a great maetilT dog camo into the i room. lOh, Darto!' cried bIic, bursting for t ho first lime into n flood of tears. '1 am sure von don't, forrret mo! Would you believe it, sir? the old brute looked at her and growled did no!, ktunv his old master's child.' No English dog- would have done that. However, she was ho overcome nl tho sirrht of her fathor's old dog. t Jint she throw her beautiful body on the gro'ititl, and clasping her white arm around t,V' beast, huggud him to her heart, lie bit her, sir ! 1 con hardlv spenk it but be bit her ! I saw his teeth enter her rou lWh I 6w the blood trickle down! I can't tell you, sir, what I fell nl that moment. Even niter all theso years, my blood is in a boil talking of il. I flew nt the beast, and he- lore yon could count, two unshod Ins brums out. ' I hr old Don swore in Portuguese, I stormed in English. It was well some ol the servants got between mo and him. I believe I knocked down two or three of of them, but I don't know. I caught tho darling up in my nrms, for sho had fainted, and 1 carried her to the ship. We put her to bod, but nolhirtiT could recover her from the shock. There was nil the little dream often years gone in a moment and eo cm oily g'jtio too ! She wnsetruck lo the heart. She lay quite still nnd noticed nothing She never cried, nor suoke. nor me, nor slept. I watched by her day nnd night, and every day she go! weaker and weaker. hung it, sir 1 can t talk about it -he died! At first I snid. tbeeartli i.f ttin' rn- cully country should not hold her Bui then Ith'iugni how file, had loved it. nnd lint perhaps she would nni be happy any where elsj ; so n- the priests would n' let her ho buried id consecrated ground, because w" had nuid.n regular built Christian of her, I nnd soufo o' lny htp mniis. for they nil loved he clubbed to. getbor and bought n leave of a farmer lo lo hoty her on i (if p'tle of n hill by the garden. So we laid her in the ground wtiii iicr lace towards i'.ngland; lor 1 thought she would like, poor thing ! to ho turned to that land that hntl been a home to her, nnd would Imvo been ugain whu her own refused her; and we said n prayer over her a pnrsou ungiil have said a bet ter, poriiapp, tint not an liotiester, 1 am certain; and we planted the sweetest flowers we could hud round her grave; atu and giving the farmer money made him wear a solemn oath never to neglect it, or let it go lo ruin and I believe he kept his promise. Talk of consecrated ground, ;ir! that girl's body would have consccrnt ed Constantinople!" MITCHELL. THE PIRATE. The Boston Conner of lite 27th tilt, in publishing tho occounla of the late nl legod piracy introduces tho following arti cle from the United Service Journal, English periodical. It i not impossible. if the story bo not altogether ficiiinvi: that the person generally known ns Mil chell, the pirate, may be the hero. Mitciiki.Im tiii; Piiiati;. ' Well," I .said, "tie is cerininlv a noble looking fi low, if Mint be the famous Mitchell. I have read tho lives of the Buccaneers, nml most of tho modern novels where ptrtste, are commended into generous cut throats bit' remember no hero of them all to com pare wi'h the picture of Mim fine fellow Bulwer himself could -circo'v have imug mod a more mngnilieenl villain " i wit- 'loout eigiivon moot us since, wli,;!i 1 was u-nnding on the wharf, olwor voig'le ve-sels that arnvpil wnh a fitii nr. ?," nmi nne'ui'e.l in .-ucees ion nbren-l ol Hi" ei y , Charleston, in South Cnro linn. A tall and most remarkable person approached the spot where I was standing, and where a single ailor within n few yards was similarly engogod in watching I lie vessels Mint moved about, the harhir The stranger appeared to be in Ihe prune ot lite, tnoitgii somewhat we'itoer beaten and Ins tall, erect, nnd singularly command ing person, with an enquiring eve, render ed him an object of instant attention. He wns in the dre-s of n eea-liirincr nerson with a round jacket, the buttons of which displayed on nnchor, and his flowing while trowsers and large Havana hat induced me to suppose that he was a naval officer Ho approached the sailor, and I overheard tho following dialogue: 'Do you want a ship, my friend ." 'I don't know; whore is she bound ?' 'Oh, ncvor mind where sho is bound. want six good men ; nnd I'll give an nd vnnconf fifty dollars, and fifty ilollnrs mouth,' 'She carries guns, I suppose?' 'Why, the guns are amongst tho ballast till she gotn ouisidn ; you understand?' 'os; hut I think 1 have seen you be fore. What's your namo, if it's a fair question ?' 'Mitchell is my name.' 'Did you ever sail out of Baltimore ? 'Yes; I commanded a Columbian priva leer out nt Jjalttmoro'' 'So I thought. I know yon, Mr. Mil chell; you nre n pirate. I got n ball through Ibis left arm out of your schooner when we drove vou oil I ho James Taylor Indiaman. Vou stood off and on at the mouth of the Chesapeake, wailing for her and I wns ono of ihu forty men that tho owners nent down in n pilot boat to se her out ol soundings, ion hud lo up bticls mid run, you know.' 'Oh ! I see you nre a fool." 'Ah ! you want six good men, do you. Clear out, you h y villain ' Thereupon tho tall btrnnger ilid idlo oil'. and dUapponred round the how of n vessel close by. I then advanced to the sailor, and learn ed from hint that this was the renowned Mitchell who for vears, had earned tcr ror to tho remotest comer of thu Gulf of Mexico. 'Ho is in low wulcr now,' said the tar, 'ho has nothing left but a little line loggory ; anil I expect ho ie trying to knock up another gang, llo cuiuo over passenger in that sloop yonder from Nas snu. New Providence, nt d I'll hel you my soul he wants to run nwny with her j hut I'll go nnd give litem n hint.'

I nfierwnrds ascertained that. Mitchell was a native of Belfn -i, of mnsl rcspecta. hie parentage ; but of tho intervening pe riods of his life, until his career of pirncy commenced, I could learn nothing. Ho nppears to have carried on his pirutical operations upon the Gulf of Mexico, and passed through a variety of strange nd von.'urcs, through nil of which he is said to hnvc preserved high notions of honor, and a goiillemanly manner of committing ' the most atrocious robberies. He was, indeed, tho Robin Hood of ihr Gulf of Mexico. For a long peri xl ho was en camped on a rocky point oT land, nt the northweitern extremity of the Island of Cuba, commanding n gang of eighteen men, amongst whom, I hough nssisted only by a siitglc lieutenant, of a character for determination similar lo his own, he is said to hive maintained 'he most slavish sub inir sion to his will Ho usually salliod out of his rocky hiding place in n sixteen oared boat, by the superior management of which, in calm weather, he coild approach under the quarter of a vessel without dan go? from a single gun. Untin one occasion. Mt'chell had received information I lint ti tain vcs-el was loading in the harbor of ICtngfion. in .laninic.i. for an En"li-lt nort ; sunn, who had come over lo Cuba. declaring iJtat It" had seen the sum of ten thousand dollars in bo.vs stuwetl away in In; b'ead-rnom. Knowing the tun" at whie.ii me hiig would sail Irotn Kiifstoii. and. cotieou' utly. when she would round he n.rlli-western extremity of Cuba, n jtrict watch was kept for her appearance ; nnd accordingly, upon n calm evening, n In in niter sunset, n vessel with her marks was seen fluling along her course, about live mile.! from land. Tho sixteen oar d boat wns noon cutting through tho sen, fill ed with twenty well armed men. anil i man swivel in i lie now. Tlie brig was mindly nearod, and Mitchell hailed her as Mows : 'Holloa' brig , ahoy; now do you do, i,aptai;i Very well, sir. I am obliged ; but 1 hav not llto pleasure of knowing vou, though you are quite correct in mv name I am Mr Mitchell. Lower your boat, tyaptaiu, and I II come on board nnd lake : glns of wine with you,' I lie Lmat was accordingly lowered, fo the captain of the vessel now perceived thai to fall in with the humour of his visi ter wr.i the only chance of escape from n band of twenty well. armed pirate j. Mit chell was accordingly conveyed nlono to the bri;'. nnd entered into easy convcrsa. Imn with the captain. 'Well, ly.iptain, what sort nt a nassa.rrc have vou had from Iving3ton ?' Oh. n tolerable pnssage. How have von been 'nlolv, Mr Mitchell:' cry v. el, Indeed ; but wo arc miliar bhort of money now about Cuba." Ii ! ovcrv bony w short of that; times never were r-o bad, really.' Wen. I must inst. borrow those ten thousand dollar.-, you have on board. Cap tain.' My dear sir. I have not ten thousand farthings in the whole ' j r i r . ' Oh. yes ! now vou hnve; ihev nre in five boxes marked J. J., stowed away in the lirond-ronm. Hear a hand, and lot us bravo it up. because it is growing dark, and ii ly men will be up to the brig's side to look for it, if you don't save them the trouble.' Upon this ihe boxes wero speedily pro. diie.ed, on I lowered into the boat ; Mitchell saying that he would walk into the cabin, i and give the caotain a receipt for tho mo ncy winch he was so very kind as to lend him. He declared that he had a very great respect for the captain, ant) would be very sorry that any inconvenience should befall It t tr with his owners for lending the money to a friend, nnd, therefore, to clonr him from blame, he wrote the following receipt : " Off Cuba, , IC " Rocnived of Cnpt. , of tho brig , ihe sum of ion thousand dollars marked J. J.' which I have no time to count, hut do not doubt that it will prove, correct. "J, MITCHELL." llo thou, ns if really concerned for tho captain, drew out a purse of one hundred guineas, which ho offered to Imn, saying that it would bu some recompense if he should lose his berth this ndvemurc ; this l hi; captain refused ns a favor lo himself, but would be glad to reserve the money for his owners. Mitchell, however said ho had no respect for owners, who wero always insured nbovo the murk: "but this watch,1, producing n most splendid nne, "will, perhaps, suit you heller than the money, Captain " The captain would nc cept neither money nor watch, unless to he given to his owners. Mitchell then shook hands with him. wishing the brig n pleas ant passage, and stepping into the boat with ton thousand dollars, was conveyed to his own party, who weru waiting nt n hitlu distance; and after n geutlemnnly gratuity In tho sailors of the brig who row fid him, the sixteen oarod boat disappeared towards the shore, and (he brig proceeded on Hnr way. Mitchell remained at his encampment upon the Island oi Cuba nil hu h id oh lained, in ndveui tires similar lo the preee- tlirg, money Mifiicicut to load his sixteen onrod hunt to tho water's edge, and Mien determined to lenvo oil" his piratical career and pas into the United States; ho now thought, however, that u boat load of moil ey, though a good foituno for himself, or even for himself mid his lieutenant, would maka n small figure when divided nmongst tho entire gang 0f twenty ineu. I lia lieu tenant was of the sumo opinion, nnd thought Mint on a calm day, dipt, Mitchell and hunscll might easily carry thu sixteen oared boat and boxes of money lu tho Elor idu shore, without any assistenco from tho gang; nod, moreover, it would be quite ns well to cut off pursuit,. Inst these fellow?, when disappointed of Ih.'ir share of the booty, should revenge lhpmclve -. by turn ing evidence against them ; 'but. on the other hand, dead m"ti," said thu tioutctr anl. "loll no talcs." The two officers then determined upon destroying tho whole gang, and, by order ing them in virions detached p,irtic for pre landed purposes of bringing wood, water, mil oilier supplies to the camp, Mitchell nnd the lieutenant nclnallv loll them lo perish, and reached tha coast of I'h rida, whence they coasted along tho Mississippi river, for the purpose of nscondiiig to the city of New Orleans. Hero, however. their golden dreams were suddenly di-dted to piece-for Ihe Strang' appearance of a sixteen oared boat, loaded with boxo?. and navigated by only two liautN", n'trncted observation from ihe bank of I lie river ; nnd and when Mitchell anil the licutonnn' lau ded for supplies at n village a few miles be low Now Orleans, Mi" boat was suddenly filled with a body ofpohce. nnd the worth ips were glad to lenvo their ili-oltcn troTs- ttre, and oscap" into the neighboring woods. Mitchell wns now pciinylos.i again, and lurked fot some time in the city of New Orleans', narrowly watched by the police. lor his remarkable person rcidcrcd it diffi cult, to conceal himself, but being secreted bv a woman with wh im he wns connected tb-' oxorMons of the police to discover him were long unnvii'ing. Upon one occasion information was received that Mitchell was in the bul of a brown woimn in the environs of the city, to which the polici forth wuh repaired, but not being covetous of an encounter with n man of hi- prowes, tlt"v determined upon discharging a vrd ley of musketry into the house. M ichell received a hall through his arm from tin discharge, but before another volley could be scut in, he rprang out o( the window and escaped into the bttsh lie next uiad' Ins appearance al the town of Mobile, a which plnce ho snpportei himself some time by working in n saildufi a bullion.-! nt which, though no! nrnb.-blv bred lo it, ho was nid lo be expert, -ind soon opend as a c-iilmnkor on his own nc. count, mirryir.g a young woman with money ; and for two years he c.rried on a llonr;.diing business in t Inn lino nt Mobile After that time, however, it became prei ty generally known who thesailmaker was nnd the merchants ai Mobile not Knowing how sreure 1 heir ves-pl.s might be :r;ait:s tin machinations of uch a man, or what asaocin'iniis nvght necretly he nround him dc'oi mined noon wi'bdrawing Iheir sup port from him a a snilmnkor, and in vari (vis other w iys to induce him to depa. f'om the place. H.i wns accordingly ban Hied in this manner from Mobile and pas sod over lo lo the Bahama Idands, whenci he had over lo Charleston in tho sloop which thu sailor had pointed not. What Irs intentions there were, nppearr.i very olaitiiy lrm his cnnveisatiou or. woart ; .nit having occasion to ,vo Charleston on llio following day, I never l.enrd farther oi Ins r-.di'ei., ores. Evnre.T sing aftrrwnrds much surprise at the pub. he appearance of tins well-known piratical adventurer, I was informed that the o::- trcm-' difficulty of procuring satisfactory evidences rendered prosecution for piracv almost ilwnva unavailing, and that the pa.ving of the Island of Cuba into the pow er o1 a great maritime nation is tue only effectual me' hod of suppressing Mie desper adoes of the Gu'f of Mexico. H. F. THE NEW E I'll ICS OF EATING. There has been recently established, (we hope permanent ly,) in the city of New York, a "R.cview," conducted by tho lev. C. S. Ilervey, formerly an orthodox Coo grcgationalist, now an Episcopalian minis ter. We have nol aeon the work, but are indebted to the New York American for some specimens of the rood principles which it advocates, and the good taste with which it is conducted. From that paper of the 14th inst- wo lenm that Ihe second number of the Review has just ap peared, and that one of its articles is a most humorous and conclusive exposure of what called Dietetic Charlatanry, or the Nov, Ethics of E iting from which the following extracts aru givjii-ZJosiyn Cour. Tho World is peopled by two classes of beings, which seem to bj as cognate nnd necessary to each other as mile nnd teiinle . Chalataiis and dupes exist by mutual do pondence. There is tacit understanding, that whatever tho ono invents the other must believe. All bills which tho former draws, the hitler comes forward nl once and honors. One is Prospnro, the other his poor slave Caliban. Thu charlatan Irickii hiinsull out in n masls, assumes n deep, hollow voice, and struts upon (ho stage ; while the dupe si's gaping in ihe pit, nnd (tikes every wonl that drops from rogue's mouth for gospel truth and genu ine philosophy. It would really seem as if the the two parties had entered into a solemn compact, thai wherever thu one exhibited ns charlatan, ihe other by an nh solute necessity, agrees to bo presi'nt ns simpleton. Let the rogue open shop to dispense pills, the simpleton, ns soon ns he learns tho fact, hies to tho place of trade, and. pouring down Ins ponce on the coun ter, lakes Ins box of spec lies, and walks p.ouiplaeently away. The knaves seem to consider the world an n rich parish--a large dinees of iluncps, into which they Imvo nn hereditary anil prescriptive right lo bo installed. They tiro never nt rest until they have s.inio nibjcct on which to hold forth in public; fomo novel doctrine running against tho grain of (ho old good sense ; soinu antiquated sophism dressed in a now suit, to bu put I r 1 1 1 lo surprise and tdartlo tho community, and gather around it (us a gay ndvenluroi) an nruiy of disiplcs. These men constantly assume an attitude of battle. They wngo war upon evuiy thing past, present, and to co me; "Itathcr then flil they will decry That whirh they luvo moat tenderly; Qu.inel with inine'd pie-, nn:l Their nnd friend, plilin ponulge; I'm pi ami jjno.'O itself nppnpo, And bLupliPuiocii3t.ini through the noje." Here, in the linos jun quoted, is an ox'jet po'trait of n modem lecturer on Di etetics, sketched by the hand of an Old Master. General ignorance, with a smat tering of medical knowledge; sotno fluency in speaking, or readineaj with the pen j groit tac in discovering the disposition, and skill in the management of a certain class ol person; tin air of ensy, cool un pud.'.nce in public; an oracular nnd solf possescd man in private; tho parts of that bnautiful mosaic an apostle of dicta- tics. Of such materials are framed thoso little nv.'n who nUeuipt. upon I ho cnrlh to rival Duty; who assume hn thunder nnd trident ; his power toskako tho heart with fear ; to regulate tho human system ; and to donoii'ice firc3, anil all imaginable and unimaginable tortures, on the head of rebJliou. These nre the cunning plotters who work upon wenk minds through their fancies and doubls- "They give a life and body to their fears.' Such men, broken down in health and dyspeptic, whose lives h ivo been a scene of miserable and falso 'eulintrs. eti,Tenderod bv n morbid condition of' body ii3umo to become prophets nnd dispensers of health. Those ruined and ruinous horologes would rive tuc lime o'day to the healthy world. Then lor a description of a diotelic or Graham hoarding. house. We think ono of the rarest spectacles in the world must be (what is called) a Gra. Ii'im btsrdtng house at about the dinner hour. Along a table, from which, per haps, the too elegant and gorgeous luxury ol a cloth is discarded, (for wc have never enjoyed Ihe felicity ot nn actual vision of this kind ) 3P0ted some thirty loan-vi&agcd cadaverotu discplos. eyeing each other asliauc! their look lit up with a certain cnnnibil spirit, w'lich, if there wero any chance of making a full meal off each other')? might perhaos break into dangerous practice. The gentlemen rc soluble-busts cut in cha'ls or white, the lady boarders (they will pardon tho allusion) mummies preserved in saff.on. At tin loft hand of each stands a small tankard or pin1 tumbler of cold water, or, perchance, a decoction of hot water with a p tie milk and sugar (as Professor Hitchcock ju-n'y styles it) "a harmless and fc.a'uiary beverage;" at tho right, a thin segment of bran-bread. Stretched on a pinto in tho centre, lie. melancholy tviii3 ! a piir of 3tarvi'ig(nnckerel, flanked on. either side by three or four straggling raddishes anil kept in countonanco by a sorry bunch of nsparagus sirved up with nut nance l lie van ol Hie tablo is led by a holiow dish with a dozen potatoes, rather corpses ol potatoes, in a row lying at the bottom. At those tables look for no conversation, or for conversation of tho dryest and dull est sort. Small wit is begotten of spate viands. Thry, however, think otherwise. "Vegetable fond," says the sagacious Hitchcock, 'lends lo preserve a delicacy of feeling, a liveliness of imagination, nnd ncuter.oss of judgment seldom enjoyed by I hose who live principally on meat." Gfoen peas, cabbage and spinnct arc en. rolled in a new catalogue. They arc no longer culinary and botanical. They taka rank above that. They are become meU, physical, and have a rare operation thjt way ; "they tend to preserve n delicacy of feeling." Slu, Caulifl v.ver is a power of I he mind ; and asparagus, done tenderly, is noluiug lois than a mental faculty of thn irst order, "Butter'd parsni,is" are, no doubt, a grc.U help in education, and n course of vegetables, wo presume, is to bo substituted at college in the place of the old routine of Greek and Latin classics. The student will be henceforth pushed forward through his ncndcv.ic studies by rapid stages of Luna beans, parsley, and tonvito. Very gncd. We like your novelties in education Noth ng could certainly be iiriro orio'tnal, nr more happily thought of Mian a diet of" greens for Freshmen and Sophomores, (and you must have something expensive and brilliant here,) a regimen of sunflowers and pumpkin lor the elder classes. Wo like this vastly. This ia metcmpsychosic again. The "soul of Socrates might take up its residence in a stocking weaver," n the doctrine used to stand; but now better still, a man may go into the fields and cull jasl such a soul as hu chooses, in tho sumo way r.s you select a coat in a tailor's shop, or n glove nt the hosier's. Has he n frorr range of facu'lies to draw upon. If ho finds his sympathies begin lo flag from loo much use, or to soil from contact with tho rude world, let him bul step into his garden, and gather a few ofthoso vegetables "which lend to preserve a delicacy of feeling." Wo have here also a new specific for iho com position of Shakespeareo. Milton, and By. runs, Poets arc now to be turned into the meadow, and prepared for tho production of n tragedy or epic just as you fnl n prize ox or a piece of million. Such feed ng tend to ptuserve n "liveliness of imagination.' Statesmen nnd lawyers, who require 'acute ness of judgement,'' will henceforward ginduate on potherbs from tho kitchen- gaidcn. The paper thus sensibly concludes: Unless checked, this wild Fanaticism? will sweep through the land, overthrow ing evory ociul comfort, every physicnC enjoyment, every phasuro Ihut springs from sense, nnd refers to sense. Indulg. once in tho common luxuries of air nnd wntur will he unon set down in tho Index Expurgalorinl as a crime ; nnd piiiiishtnonU ami penalties to be attached to every gradation of bodily comfort. Tofeoltha ,iho pulse throb with joy, or the cheek glow with delight, or tho hear beat und

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