Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 8, 1843, Page 1

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Hot. the ,gx.ory of c a s a n but the welfare of home BURLINGTON. VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 8, 1843. BY II. B. STACY. VL. XVII No. 14. S The Dkcam or a Day, and other Poems ; by j Junes G. Pcrcival. This is the title of a new volume of poetry which was issued from the press in New Haven about a month ago. After an inglorious sleep of Bixtecn years, Pcrcival hao shaken off his Blumbers and again come forth into the broad day light of the world. And it is only by reason of his long Ilip.Van.Winklo sleep, that we have tiny tolerable apology for calling attention to a Volume from his pen. But as, since his last ap pearance, a new generation has sprung into cx-uinm-n in wlmin tlm refutation of Pcrcival, is hot as to ourselves, a well established and fa tniliar t'linff. it may bo neither improper nor, wholly useless, if wo speak briefly of our author and the book whoso title stands at the head of this'flffltlo. Tho reputation of James G. Pcrcival as a po. ct, has been attained by a literary life of nearly thirty years, and has been sifted and c?nvasscd by tlie priifcsscd critics, as well as by the whole raiding public, until there is neither room nor reason for our entering upon a minute and la bored criticise of his works. That he is a true fm. lhat his Pieces whether grave or nrn not like the immeasurable loads of Ii. ,r-,vl,h-h thrones our modern pen od.cals and magazines that he i. full of thought and feeling, these are things which all are wil ling to acknowledge. Imlcrd in his own pecu it,, .u,.. tw.ival has no superior among tho poets of America. As an exquisite modeler of verse, in all its numerous kinds and forms, "0 is unrivalled. He seems also to write with great case and rapidity. This, not only the flow of the verse itself would prove, but the quantity of metrical effusions renders certain. It is truly a relief to tho sated mind, in these Av nf Khillimr republications and amid the traah loads of inked paper which our thousand presses are emptying upon us continually, to find a volume, liko the one before us, from a native author, and which is worth reading. And we wish to mil, .the attention of our readers to this volome, and induce those who are unac quaintcd with our poet to procure this " Dream of a Day and other Poems," and feast upon its rich contents. f'J'l e book has two or three pieces which have &3en published before, and with which many are already acquainted. " Genius Waking," " The Eagle," and " Seneca Like," have for some time been before the public, and are too highly esteemed to need any cammendation at our hands. The remainder of the volume is made up mostly of pieces which have not before been given to the public: and in order that wo may afford a proof of llteir wortli, we shall make a few extracts. In a volume which we deem so uniformly excellent, however, we hardly know which parts to choose. The following song cannot fail, we think, to command the admira. tion of every ono : SONG. 0 1 sing to mo one eonj of thine, Ono song bifure we part, That I may bear away with mo lis music in my heart. Let it be a gentle one, A song of early joy, Such as a fair-haired maiden sings To win her much loved boy. Ol sing to mo the song I heard, The other Jav, at noon, When it came to mo liko a warbling bird, And ceased as short nnd soon. Bashfully that song was still, For I stalled from oui the trees; So the bird is hush, when the bramble bush Stirs with tho passing breeze. Turn not so tearfully away I cannot bear to part, Willi any thing but hope and joy In the swel'.inc of my heart. Look up 10 ino wilh laughing eyes We shall meet ngain, ere long; And then the greeting I shall have, Will be thy gentle song. So sing to me that song of joy, That song of summer bowers, Murmuring like the soft warm breath Of n souih wind over flowers. I will kiss ihec as thou watblcs on, My token as I part, And so will bear away with mo Thy music in my heart. The piece entitled "Our Flag" is full of a noble patriotism. OOll FliAG. Lift, lift the eagle banner high, Our cuide 10 fame- On ocean's breezes bid it fly, Like meteors wafiing through the sky Their pomp and flame, Till wide on eveiy sea unfurled, It tell to an admiring world Our name. O! proudly burns its bcacor. light On victpry's path Thro' freedom's dawn, thro' danger's nif,ht, Onward, still onwaid, rolling bright, It swept in wrath Still lightning-like, to him who dares Confront the terror of our stars Ijs scalh, kSfill heavenward mounts the generous flame, And never tires Does envy dare insult our name. Or lurking Msehood brand wuh shame Our buried Mresl Tho nrined Colossus thunders by, Wide wave our stripes thn dastard lie Expires. beautiful for its sentiment !sh of the verso. FOREIGN ITEMS. Tha following iu ai well as the elegant fin Onee I was in pride of bcain, , Full unveiled, a golden flower. Sweetest peifume flowed around 11 . Il was evening's winning hour. 1 approached tho splendid blossom, Kissed its bosom softly swelling! But no odours breathed around it, Though it seemed their chosen dwelling By this blossom bloomed unseed. Low in shade, n milder flower! Pale its cheek, and wet its eye. Uathcd in evening's dewy shower. Vor ,h tnnflv flnwpr I llUnM Thence tho sweets that filled the air ( To lhat gentle flower I clung , Pole, yet i-cemed it mote than fair. biriECTioNS. A gentleman who has oc casion to walk with tno ladies and ono urn i -i. 1,1 nlwavs co in tho middlo him- seftliat secures n dry coat to liimsell, anil is showing no partiality to either of tho la- dies. Honse Flies Flies will not alight for n moment on anything bathed villi pennyroy- i rnl,;. tlmrila rnmedv OUebt tO U0 III OVO- HI.. & IIIB BIPIIIKX . V..---J . rvf livery stable, and country inn. it would A'in horses and cows a great deal of suffer- Launch of the 'Oient llrllnln" -Speech of Mr. Kvcrctt. Tho collation given by tho Groat Western Steamship Company, upon tho launching of their new and magnificent iron steamer, was an occasion of considerable interest. A number of speeches were tnado complimen tary to the company and to Prince Albert, who was present as its guest. A toast in honor of tho representatives of foreign gov- . . . , . , rnmcnts present, was rcpncu to iy me 'russinn Ambassador and by Mr. Everett, our Minister, whose speech, which wo give below, was received willi much enthusiasm. Mr. Everett said, Mr. Chairman: May it please your Royal Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, the intimation which has been given to me, that in consequence of the kind allusion you have been pleased to mako to my country and myself, some acknowledgment is expected of me, induces aiu to intrude myself for a mo ment on your notice. I feel it, sir, a very agreeable privilege, lo be permitted to par take of the hospitality of this interesting oc casion. Wo read in one of tho delightful poetical productions, with which the litera ture of our common language has been en lichcd by Sir Walter Scott, of the Chieftain who, by the sound of his whistle, culled tip live hundred clansman from thu tlnckels ol a highland glen. His Royal Highness has per formed a greater wonder to-day. lie has literally covered vour walls, your road sides, your house-tops, anil Brandon hill to tho vc- ?. . .. i , i . . . ., ry stimuli', oi wiin ininurcus, mil wmi a hundred thousand loyal subjects anxious to testify their devotcdness to their gracious and beloved Sovereign, and their attachment to htm, the partner of her affections. I rejoice, Sir, as the liumblo representative of ono of the allied or friendly powers, to which you have alluded, to have had tin opportunity of witnessing a spectacle, so pleasing even to a stranger. But I could hardly feel myself a stranger, when on stepping on board that woudeiful ship, this morning, my eye caught fioni the foremast head the sight of the flngof mv coun try, gracnfully mingling ils folds with vours and those of the other friendly powers. I rejoice in tlni belief, that the interests of the two kindred nations, rightly understood, arc as near to each other as their banners on your mast-heads ; nnd 1 pray from my heart that their best nflections may Lo as closely intertwined, in honorable peace. Wo read in tho Arabian tales ortho won ders of magic ; of living steeds ; of palaces starling by enchantments from the ground. bir, let us leavo magic to tho'nursery ; give ino the magic ol llio mechanic Arls. Con sider that science, acting by their agency, has but waved her wand over the dark cav erns of ihc iron mine, and out of them lias started up this noble, this stiiponduous struc ture, ready to launch upon the waves. 1 re ioicc lo understand lhat my native snore is one of the destinations of this beautiful ves sel ; and I assure ynu that when she has pas sed the narrows at Nciviork. sliu will bo saluted by thousands of my countrymen, as cordially as by those, which now ((ail her en trance upon her destined element. His Honor tho Mavor has spoken of tho declining trado of this ancient citv : rather let us, with him, on this auspacious occasion, nngiir favorably ol lis revival. It is tho na turo of foreign trade, liko the clement on which it is conducted, to fluctuate hither nnd thither ; the wave rises on ono shoro nnd sinks on another. But I will not lendily be lieve, that this ancient scat of England enter prise and trade, from which thn discover ers of North America went forth three centu ries and a half(ago, is destined to a perma nent decline. 1 rejoice lo behold, in tho ac tive pari sho has taken in the 'npblo enter prise of navigating tho ocean by steam, a vig orous effort toward a great and speedy revi val. Let us hope, that this wonderful ship, whoso introduction lo her destined element wo are assembled to witness, may prove ono of iho efficient agents for bringing about that auspicious result. A wonder, indeed, it is of modern art, lhat sho will he able, with her innnenso bulk, wuh her way-faring hun dreds, borne on her iron wings, lo conduct her course across tho Atlantic, and reach her desired haven, as regulatly, almost as cer tainly, as that mimic steamer, which has bu sily pursuing its voyage beforo the table at which wo are seated, and is now fast anchor ed in front of his Royal Highness. Mr, Everett alluded to llie ingenious piece of me chanism representing iho "Groat Britain" in full sail. Sir, 1 thank you ngain for your kind remembrance of my country, and beg to tender vou and the Great Western Steam ship Company, my most cordial good wish cs for the success of this great enterprise. Correspondent of the N. V. Courier if- Enquirer. Dum.in, Aug. 3. JIumorui) ArrnAV. l hern are reports in town to-day of a serious collision between thu Police and thn People having taken place near tho town ol ualwav, the recent scene of one of Mr. O'Cnnnell's peaceful monster meetings. 1 ho all.ur is thus bnelly noticed in a local paper, tho Vindicator. " Wo Isnrn with deep regret that at the Fair of Tualnughmoro, nino miles from this iwn, a dreadful riot took inaction Monday ovenJng, in which several lives warn lost. How the occurrence originated between the nonnlo nnd P.ihcc, wo can at present givo no decided information ; all wu know is, thai somo persons from the town nro reported lo have been sliot tienu mo rnir, unu ui.u nn,. nf thn Police was killed in tho rcconlre Wo aro on tho look-out for accurato intelli frpiicn on iho afflicting affair. Tho town is In irrent nxritnnipnt. "3 o'clock Tho circumstances of this unfortunate riot, ns f.ir ns wo can VOt learn liom. nnnear to bo Iho fb llowni" : A Hilar rel arose between two parlies from tho vil ages of Licnnonane, nnd another in luo par isli ol Alinauown, wuon i.ir. iirew, resiueni magistrate, immediately interfering and sink ing somo of them, both parties turned on him nnd cave him a severe beating ; tho police, I - I . I . ! . MMsAian mnvA ill.npmail Having gunu iu ii is icaiuv, II U1U UI.MIIIICU, but their guns wore subsequently restored, when they retired to n house, this side of tho bridge of Turloiighntore, and Ahaiged them with ball carttidgc ; tho pcoplo having, it is said, manifested nn intention to persevere in their violent conduct towards tho magistrate and police, tho latter fired, when ono man from this town was severely wounded, and several others slightly." After this, il is probable that Turloughmoie, liko iho doom ed village of Anascragh, will be blotted from the map of Ireland. The Weather The Crops State of the Country. Somo alarm had been oc casioned by an unfavorablo change in tho weather, just at lho most critical moment for the harvest. Cold rains ol long duration had been experienced very extensively, and tho effect upon the crops was looked to with anxiety. A letter from Birmingham in the London Chronicle, gives a sad account of the destitu tion prevailing in that neighborhood. The writer says With respect to tho poor in this district, their condition is hourly becoming more alarming. A mot-ling of lho Chamber of Conimc-rro was held last night, Inr the pur pose of taking into consideration thn alarm ing state of thu country, and particularly this dislrict. Tho stale of tho iron and oilier trades in the surrounding country was adver ted to and described as being ill a ruinous condition; upon which Mr. Spoonur asked, 'How are the poor maintained how do they live V Mr. Downing replied that thev could hard ly be said to live. They were completely wasting oil' the earth for want of food ; they wcio daily becoming unable lo work from excessive weakness. The day beforo he hud occasion to employ some men to re move goods, and before they could com mence work he was obliged lo order them food. If he had not done so, they could not have performed thu labor. Mr. Alderman Muni, said the description just given of the men was true. A few davs ago a poor fellow was (from mere humanity) set to work in his (Mr. Mtinlz's) brother's establishment, but ho had arulv commenced Ins labor when ho loll down from entire weakness, and died in two hours after. 1 he truth was, the poor crea ture's frame was emaciated and worn out for want of lood, and it only required a moment's exertion to take him out of the world. Such, ho regretted to say, was the condition of loo many of their people. LITERARY- GEMsT (Selected for the Pennsylvania Enquirer.) From the IVorki of Aliss T Ilrcmer. the sick ciiAMnnn. Health and tho Sun have been always sung and praised ; 1 will not eclcbrato sick ness and shade. I will celebrate thee, bod ily sickness, when thou layest thy hand on the head and heart of man, nnd sayest to the sufferings of his spirit, " Enough I" Thou art called on earth an evil : ah ! how often art thou a good, a healing balsam, un der whoso benign inlluencc thu soul rests after ils hard struggles, nnd lis wild storms arc still! more than once hast thou preven ted suicide, and preserved from madness Tho terrible, thu bitter words which destroy thu heart are by degrees obliterated during the feverish dreams of illness ; tho terrors winch lately seemed so near us are drawn nwav into the distance ; wo forget, God be lliankeil, wo forget ! and when at last we ai No with R.thausled strength from thu sick "d. our souls often awake as out of a long night into a new morning. So many tilings, during tho illness of tho body, con-qiiro lo soltun the leeltncs: me sun rouni : ino ninu twilight through tho window curtains; the low voices ; and then nioro than all, lho kind words ol those who surround us, llieir atten tion, their solicitude, perhaps a tear in their eves; all tins (toes us good ; anu wnen uie wise Solomon enumerated an tno good tilings which havo their limo upon the earth, he forgot lo celebrate sickness among the rest. THE SPIRIT OF I.OVE. Mcanwhilo tho spring appeared. With an expression of God's love, tho sun smiled down upon tho earth ; sho felt it, awoko from her sleep, and breathed out her morn ing praver, in tho silent but delicious fra grance of tho fresh flowers. 1 would gladly know what goes on within you, O Ivirtli, when thy birds begin to sins;, ihv waves lo dance, when thou arrayest thyself in so bcatl- lilul a garment, that, oven under tho shad ows of night, tho slurs of heaven nnd the eyes of men look upon thee wilh love, when millions ot small winged beings arise from thy flower-beds, and fill the air with thu, har monious murmur of their gay existence, when a thrill of jov goes through their veins, when thu whole inspired natiirn is u look of love imp a hymn ol gladness; 1 would glad ly know, if thou feelest the gladness w hicli goes on I from tlu-n, I lie infinite delight which thou causeM. What I know is, that lliou liivcst new life to lho heart of man ; lo his blood n quicker circulation ; lhat lliou deliv- erest his spirit Irom tho oppressive gray winter of life, thai, resting on lho bosom of Nature, ho can feel a joy huh-peudent of all things else, a puie feeling of lovo of life, a lovo of liviiiL'. O ! that 1 could lead nut whoever is sick, in body or mind, on a spring morning; lay him among lho young flowers, lot him look up to tho dark blue sky, mid on the bright nnd living splendor of the earth about him ; let him feel the warmth nf the sun-beams, tho healing coolness of the air, all the sweot influences ol 1 1 lo and ol na ture, which speaks to tho heart liko the voice of a friend, like n smile from God. Certainly, tho unhappy man would hero for cet fur a" tinin thu ungrateful ono who has in' jured him ; forget tho cares which aro was ... . .i... ,i,...,i. c I,: nr.. . i-nn llllll .IITtIV IIIU lllivuu. U Ml IMU , . w morso would heio bo stilled, believing in forcivencsj ; lho often deceived would hopo anew ; ci-rlainlv the child of sorrow would, beforo his death, havo a few hours of undis Fame and Immortality. T" Tho consequences vhich tho actions of, men bring after them commonly lie out of their power to compute. A small seed may grow up to a great Irce, i blazing firo may bo smothered in ashes. Whether the victo ries of heroes have done more for humani ty, than thu tinebtrusivt lifu of love of an unknown man, isonlysctn by tho All-seeing Eye abuvc us. Let cadi ono do tho good that is in his path and in his calling, and his work shall remain, ovun if it seem to pass away, and will bear fruit in its time. Hunor ablo fame, my best Ed.ii," ho continued, turning towards her a full and affectionate glance, "must not bo confounded with im mortality on earlh. A name may bo repeat ed by million! through centuries of years that is fame. The good which you think and do, the spirit which goes from you, and which lives and perpetuates itself through endless generations, this isttue immortality upon earth." children. And children children Oh ! vo small lovely, 1 eautiftil, innocent beings, dailings of God nnd man, the spring seems made for you and vou for thn spring, when I see vou among the flowers, the brilliant butleiflies hovering around you, I know not want more beautiful a higher world c.'.n give. LOVE. The genius of love comes into life beforo lhat of art. Thero nro men who perform noble deeds, others who sing and immortal ize their actions. Without a deep powerful love, which causes relations nnd friends to act and suffer for each other, whilhnut actions which show that 'lovo is stronger than death,' pencil and chisel would not havo brought tears lo no eyes, and music would have been but a plaything. It is tho inspiring glance of lovo which gives words of firo to the artist's lips they can utter nothing beautiful which that has not first dictated," the martyrs for truth. " It is good to read of tho noble hearts which havo beat, which have bled for eter nal truths. Ono feels one s self near this ocean of power and love, as a drop, a little drop. Humbly to know one's self is good. II the drop Millers, what is tint to the great whole 1 Nations blood; the lives of heroes pass away in fellers ; diop, complain noil" Admiration. Admiration, rich source of cniovnient! Why art thou not tnoro sought ? Thy pure streams will never scorch Iho thirsting ; now upon this little earth he-can be refreshed!))' thee; alter thousands of years, in a higher unfolding of God's infinite creation, shall he drink of thy ever young, thy ever fresh waters. The pleasure which thou pivest is those worthy of admiration I" LOVE AND RECONCILIATION. It is glorious thing, and thojo who tru ly love know well how glorious il is af ter moments of misunderstanding, even of reciprocal transgression, to rest aeain, heart, to heart and lo furl, deeply feel, that there is

a certainty In the world, in spite of all the powers of hell, a certainty which is heaven upon eaith, lhat they luvo each other, lhat belong lo each other, that nnlhing, in the world shall separate them, who have found each other again in true, in perfect lovc.--O I this is a certainty, tho most beautified lhat there, is on earth, a certainty, which is the foundation and security for every oilier. He felt it truly, the man, who, when about to leave the slago of life, laid his hand upon ids heart and said : 'I love, therefore, I am im mortal !' you back out, sir 1' Then, throving down a guinea on lho table, ho continued ' I be lieve I owe you n few shillings, sir. Give mo change this instant, sir. I will not re main another instant in your debt, sir. Conic, sir, the change, and then Wo shall be quits forever!' Mr. was astounded. Ho opened his eyes, and replied : ' Why, Mr. Randolph, vou make a great fuss about nothing. 1 cannot change your guinea nil in a hurry, and, if you'll only lis ten to reason, I'll show you whore ' But Randolph cut him short, and in a ve ry excited tone said : ' Givo mo change this moment, sir, or, by heaven, you shall go ashore I' (We were then on lho banks of Newfoundland.) ' Yes, sir, you shall go ashore. I'll not remain in tho same ship wilh you, sir. What, sir I to back out of a bet with a gentleman, nnd then defend your conduct. Go ashore, sir !' Mr. , more confounded, exclaimed : Now, Mr. Randolph, what do you get in to such a passion for 1 Only listen to rea son, and I will show you where you are wrong. Only listen' Randhtph cut him short again, in a pcr- lect rage. ' Wrong, sir ! And do you dare to toll nm, John Randolph, of Roanoke, thai I am wrong in a matter of honour. Wrong, sir, did you say! Take that!' And, suiting the action to tho word, he thrust the candle acro.-.s the table into Mr. 'sface, and then full back on his scat quite exhausted. All this passed in quicker time than I have taken to relate it. We were thunderstruck ; but, beforo tiny of us could interfere, the deed was done, and Mr. quietly arose and left iho cabin. The moment ho was gone, Mr. Randolph said, in a mild lone : uentlemen, 1 ueg your pardon, l on understand my feelings. My Virginia prido was aroused, and I could not restrain mysuirj but I am sorry if I have ofiended you, for I did uot mean il.' He then went to his state-room Before we retiicd for the night tho captain said that he could not permit the recurrence of such nn affair, and that hn would have in terfered had it not occurred so unexpectedly and so quickly ; and we agreed lhat, next morning, I should seo Mr. Randolph, while he saw Mr. . Next day 1 look an opportunity of expos tulating with Mr. Randolph, and told him lhat; situated as we were, without the power of ' going ashore,' but obliged to remain com panions, wo must make due allowances for each other's peculiarities, give and takojokes, and avoid all personal quarrels ; lhat at his timo ol life, and with his knowledge: of lho world, he was inexcusable in thus giving way ing his dark eye upon Mr. , said, in n very slow, distinct lone : ' Mr. , I really thought by this time you had discovered that it will nut do fur us to quarrel, sir.' This rebuff had the des'red cfiuct, and no nioro alrercations look place between them. Indeed, they afterwards became more inti mate, to our no small amusement j fur when tlio rest ot us were rending, or writing, or sleeping, nnd Mr. Randolph was at a loss fur a listener, ho would pin poor Mr. in a corner, and keep him fur an hour or two lis tening to his leading of Greek poetry, of which Mr. did no! understand one word, hut lho beauties of which Randolph pointed out to linn ! This happy state ol peace and good-will continued thenceforth until our nriival in Liverpool, where the bel ligerents parted never to meet again. Twd more dissimilar characters, having no feelings whatever in common, rarely come together in such closo contact. H. SWIFT, VOLTAIRE, AND ADDISON. The last Edinburgh Review contains a charming article on the Life and Writings of Addison, said lo be from tho fine pen of iWacauloy, of which, the following sketches of Swift, Vollaire, and Addison, as wits, is cer tainly worthy : The three most eminent masters of tho art of ridicule, during the eighteenth century, were, wo conceive, Addison, Swift and Vol taire. Which of the three had the greatest power of moving laughter may be questioned. But each of them, within his own domain. was supreme. Voltaire is the prince of buf loons, ins merriment is without disguise or restraint. lie gambols! hetrrins! he shakes his sides; hu points the finger J he turns up the nose ; he shoots out tho longuo. The manner of Sw ift is the very opposite lo this. Hn moves laughler, but never loins in il. Ho appears in his works such as he appears in society. All tho company are convulsed with merriment, while tho Dean, tho author of all the miilh, preserves an invincible grav ity, and even sourness of aspect : and cives utterance to lho most eccentric and ludicrous fancies, with iho air of a man reading the .uiuMitiiiiuuii at-ILt;. ALEXANDER AND POURS. Alexander tho Grunt, having totally di fcalcd the numerous army of Pours, nn li di.in princu of great courage und prudeno , desired to seo him, After much entreaty , Pours consented, and ncrnrdincly set for ward. Alexander, who hud been told ol his coming, moved forwaid, in order to re ceive him, with some of I113 train. Beini1 come pretty near, Alexander slopped, pur posly to take a view of his nbblu mien, In- being much above thu common height. (Some hisloiians say he Was seven feet mm lull in Mature.) Pours did not seem de jected at Ins mislorluno, but came up will resolute countenance, like a valiant wai- riur, whoso courage In defending his domin ions, ought to acquiro him the esteem of tin brave prince whu had taken him prisom-i Alexander spoke first, and, with nn august ind gracious nir, asked him, " ilow ho de sired to be treated " " Like a king, re plied Pours. " Bui," continued Alexandfi, "do vou ask nothing motel" " No," re lied Pours; all things are included in that single word." Alexander struck wilh thi-f greatness ol soul, the magnanimity of which seemed heightened by distress, did not onlv restoro him his kingdom, but annexed olht-f provinces to it, and treated him with tlm highest testimonials of honor, esteem, am! friendship. Pours was faithful to him till his death. It is hard lo say, whether the victor or the vanquished best deserved praisu on this occasion, i - j, ii . lo sudden passion, and nc ini; tke a bnv tust pure, and tullow-cd bv no pain. Happv r i r ' ,, ' , " , b " ,V . 1 , ii j , ' '. fresh from college ; lh.it Mr. coud not )se who car v earn to admire what is . ., , . . -b ',. , . , ,. , , ii'i , u iiiuiiu, ,i, 1II3UII 111111,111111 Ulll IIUl illHItll the sumo importance lo the mode of betting that he did. He heard me very patiently, and then re plied ; ' I believe vou nro right, sir. God for give me for being passionate ; hut you must know that I am like a hair trigger, and go off at half-cock. Mr and uivself must keep apart. We don't understand each oth er, sir. I shall not cross his path if lie will not cross mine ; and you may tell him so, sir.' Meantime thn captain had taken Mr". aside, and said lo him : ' Mr. , I am sorry for what occurred last night, but permit me lo say ynu aro part ly to blame youiself. You must have per ceived lhat Mr. Randolph is in ill-health and of a very irritable temperament, and that we have all made allowances for him and hu moured his t-rcentricitics, nnd 1 am surmi sed that ynu have not followed our example." ' Oh, captain !' exclaimed Mr. , m- JOIIN RANDOLPH AND A DUTCHMAN. The Now Mirror of ibis week has some Ici rnpting him with a gond-nattired launh additional recollections of John Randolph, ' don't make any fuss about it ; I don't mind with tho signature of II. from which we ex tract the following amusing anecdote. Ran dolph was in a packet vessel bound for Eng land, and among tho passengers was a Dutch man whoso address on ono occasion had somewhat irritated Randolph and led lo a severe rcbuko which silenced the Dutchman for tho lime. A few nights afterwards a whisl-parlv was made up ; the captain and Mr. Randolph igainst the Dutchman and ono of our York shire passengers. After lho cards had been dealt and each gentleman had examined his hand, tho Dutchman cried nut: I bet a guinea 1 get three tricks this timo !' 1 Done, Mr. !' exclaimed Randolph, instantaneously. This alarmed Ins opponent, who had so often previously witnessed Randolph's good luck, and who, moreover, nau a natural an tipathy to losing his guineas, he, therefore, re-examined his hand, and then said, in a subdued tone : Oh, slop 1 T spoko ton fast, as I did not see. 1M1 1 wen, l will uct n guinea tuai i get two tricks !' Done, Air. !' oxciaimcd Kandolpti, in an excited tone. 1 Ah, no ! What did I say I Let mo look again, un: I mailo n mistaKC. uui I will bet on ono trick, any how.' ' Done, Mr. !' exclaimed Randolph, for tho third time, nnd now very much exci ted; hi oyes sparkled, hn lips wore com pressed, nnd ho was evidently very angry. Tho Dutchman, however, cither did not ob serve the change in his manner, or, if he did, his lovo of money conquered his fears, and, very composedly looking once nioro nt Ins cards, he said quite coolly : What aro trumps 1 Oh! spades; you say ! That is bad. I forgot j I won't bet at H !' By this timo Randolph was in a fury, and beforo nny of ns could interpose, ho rose from his chair, throw his cards on tho table, fixed his oyes on Me. , and said : ' Why, you lubberly fellow, do you know where you nro 7 Is this tho first timo you over pluycd wilh gentlemen? Are you sure that you look a cabin passage T (Cap- ,rl.,l fi.liritv: when lho nvoninff comes, lain, where S Ills ticket M You bolong to ho could slill look back upon this spring tho steerage, sir! You are out of place, "I too have been happy sir! 1 nroo him at all. Ho is lrilf-cracked, and it's alia juke. He'll forget all about it before to morrow." The captain, delighted wilh the success of his mission, came lo mo and said : ' Wo need not givo ourselves any morv. Iroulilo ahnut Mr. s feelings; ho bears ll like a philosopher, and we shall have no lighting. For lliren days no words passed between Mr. Randolph nnd Mr. , hut in every oilier respect things went on ns usual. On lho fourlh day it so happenad that, just as wu iv i -re aniiiig ouwii to dinner, the captain was suddenly called on deck. As he left llie table he said s ' Don't wait fur me, gcntlcnion, hut lakn tlio soup whilst it is lint. Mr. , may I i run u io you io tauo my place 1 lie Uutclinian was in a ' Ux. Mr. Ran dolph, as a matter of resnecl. was nlwavs Helped Itrsl ; out it was necessary to ask first whether lie wished for any soup, as hu did not always take it. Poor Mr. first look ed nt ono side and then at the other ; at last ho mado a low bow to Mr. R. and said Mr. Randolph, shall I have tho honor of helping you lo somo soup (' ' If vnu please. Mr. .' renlied Mr. Randolph, in tho most affable tone. The Dutchman's faco brightened up, he became loquacious, nnd lifter dm soup was removed ho venturod to say, with another bow : Mr. Randolph, shall I havo tlio very great pleasure of taking a glass of wino with you, sir?' With thn greatest pleasure, Mr. ,' responded Mr. R. in groat good humour. Thus was the mighty quarrel healed, nnd day nflur day it was ' Mr. Randolph, do mo tho greal honor of taking wino ;' or, ' Mr. , the pleasure of a glass of wine with you But it really seemed os if nothing could open tho ryes of .Ifr. as in his truo po sition, or rather false position, with Mr. Ran dolph ; for one evening, when wo were dis cussing somn question of language, Mr. Ran dolph gavo his opinion, which, happened lo conflict wilh Mr, ' notions, ho eicluim- ed : ' Oh, Mr. Randolph, that is all You ml"' ii rt , : The manner of Addison is ns remote from lhat of Swilt as from that of Voltaire. He neither laughs out liko the French wit. nor like lho Irish wit, throws a double portion of suvuniv in ins countenance while l.iuglnng in ly; but preserves a look peculiarly his own, a look of demuru serenity, disturbed only by an arch sparkle of the eve. an almost im'ner- coplible elevation of the brow, nn almost im perceptible curl of lip. His tone was never that of a Jack Pudding or of a Cynic. It is that of a gentleman, in whom tho quickest sense of the ridiculous is constantly tempered guuu nature anu good breeding, We own that the humor of Addison is, in ouropinion, of a more delirious flavor than the humor of either Swift or Voltaire. Thus much, at least is certain lhat both Swift and Voltaire have been successfully mimicked anu mat no man lias yet been able to mimic Addison. Tlio letter of the Abba Cover to 1 ansonlie is ollauo all over, and imposed. during a long time, on tho Academicians of I arts. 1 here are passages in Arbuthnot's satirical works which we, at least) cannot dls tinguisli fiom Swift's best writing. But of tho many eminent men who havo made Ad dison their model, though several have cop m- .i:.... ..i -iv u im-ii: iiitaion wuh nappy cueci, nono nas neon auie to catch the lone of Ins pleas, anlry. In the World, in tho Connoisseur in lho Mirror, in the Lounger, there are nu merous p ipers written in obvious imitation of his tattlers and Spectators. Most of these papers have somo merit many aro vcrv lively and amusing ; hut thero is not a single one which could bo passed off as Addison's on a critic of the smallest perspicacity But that which chiefly distinguishes Addi son from oltaire, fiom almost all lho great masters of ridicule, is the grace, lho noble ness, the moral purity, which we find even in ins merriment. Seventy, gradually hard ening and darkening into misanthropy, char acteri7.i-s iho works of Swift. The nature o Voltairo was, indeed, not inhuman ; hut he venerated nothing. Neither in tlio master pieces of art nor in tho purest examples of vir me, neither in llie brent first Cause nor i the awful enigma of tho grave, could hn seo any thing hut subjects for drollery. The more solemn nnd august tho theme, the more monkey-liko was his grimacing nnd rhattc ring. I ho mirth of Swift is the mirth of Meplnstnphiloj ; thn mirth of Voltniro is the mirth of Puck. If, as Soamn .Tenyes oddly imagined, a portion ot llie happiness ol be raphini nnd just men made perfect be dnri veil from an exquisite perception of lho hi illcroiK, their mirth must surely bo nnneoth er than tho mirth of Addison ; a mirth con sistent with tender compassion for all that is frail, and with profound reverence for all that is sublime. Nothing great, nothing unliable no moral duty, no dnclrinu of natural or re vealed religion, has ever been associated by Addison with any degrading idea His humanity is without n parallel in lite rary history. The highest proof of human virtue is lo possess boundless power without abusing it. Io kind uf power is morn for midablu than tho power of making men ri , - . ,,. . , inciiioiis ; anu in-ii power auuisoii pnssesse-,i in boundless measure. Ilow crossly ,'nat power was abused by Swift and Voltairo is well known. Bui of A-ldison il may be con fidently affirmed tl-.m ho had blackened no man's character, nay, lhat it would bo diffi cull, if ne,i impossible, In find in nil the vol tunes which hn has left ns, n single taunl which can bo called ungenerous or unkind. Yet ho had detractors, whoso malignity might havo seemed to justify as terrible u revenge ns that which men, not superior In him in go nitis, wreaked on Betlcsworth and on Franc doPopignan. Ho was a politician ; he was the best writer of his parly ; ho lived in times of fierco excitement in limes when persons of high character and station stooped to scur rility such ns is now practised only by lho ba Tun Stolen Kts. The following anecdote! related of the highly respectable and talented clegyman, now pre idling iu tho vicinity ol bynn, .Mass., is Irom tlio Messenger published in lint town. Travelling-into town anc night, about dusk. Parson had occasion to call at the mansion of an esteemed parishioner, who, among other worldly possessions, nau two or three as lino laughters as ever graced tho county of Essex. He had rcarcely knocked at the door, when it was hastily opened by one of the blooming maidens, who, as quick as thought, threw her arms around his neck, and before lie had tinid to say " Oh ! don't ! " brought her warm deli cate lips to his cheek and gave him as sweet a kiss as ever heart of swain desired. In utter astonishment, tho worthy divine was endeavor ing to stammer out i-oinothing, when ' Oh ! mercv ! mercy .' Mr. , is this vou V the damsel exclaimed; ' Why I thought it was my nrntner Henry.' IMnw l pshaw!' thought the prelate, you didn't think anvfuch thing.' But, taking her hand, he Baid in a forgivinz tone, ' Thero is no harm done : don't civo your. rclf any uneasiness, though you ought to be h nine more carclul. After this gentle renroof. he was ushered into' the parlor by the maiden, who, as she came to the light) could not conceal the blush that glow ed on her cheek, and the boquct that was pin. ed nn her bosom (for all this happened in sum mer) shook like a flower garden in an earth quake. And when he rose to depart, it some how fell to her lot to wait upon him to iho door; ami, it may be added, in the entry they held discourse together lor some minutes on what subject it is not for us to say. As the warm.lipartcd nastor nlodcd home. ward he argued with himself somewhat iu this wise ; ' It Miss know it to bo mo who knock. ed at the door (and I verily believe she did, else, now- Miou'cl she Know me in tlio djrk before I had time to eneak ! and is it probable lhat her brother would knock beforo' entering 3) she must bo desperately in pshaw ! pshaw ! Hut supposing she did think mo to bo her broth- er why if she loves a brother at that rate, how much she must love a husband ! for, I never felt such a Kiss before in all my life.' We have only to add it was not long after this that Mr. had occasion to summon a brother In the ministry to the performonce of ono of tho most solemn, as well a? pleasant, duties attach ed to the sacred office : and that tho lovelv .Wis s , above rpoken of, became .Vrs. ; Anf.cdotc of Chahles Lamb Charles Lamb wa at one pirt of his life ordered to tho sea side for Iho benefit of bathing, but not poJ scfsing strength of ncrvo sufficient lo throw himself into the water, he necessarily yielded his small person up to the discretion o! two men to "plunge him" On the first morning, hiving prepared for immersion, he placed himsoJf. not without trepidation, between these two official, meaning to givo the previous requisite instruc tions which his particular rase required, but, from the very agitated state he was in, from ter ror of what lie might possibly suffer from a "sea change," his unfortunate impediment of speech became greater than usual, and this infirmity prevented his directions being as prompt as ue cessiry. Standing therefore, with a mui at either elbow, he began, "I.I.I'm to bo di-i.ip. pd !" The men answered the ready instruc tions with a ready, " Yef, sir," and in'lhey sous, ed him ! As soon as ho rose, arcl could regain a portion of his lost breath, he stammered out as before, " I.I. I'm to bo rli.i.ipped 1" And an." other hearty " Yes, sir," and down he went a secoud time. Again he cose and than with a strugglt1, to which the men wero too much u ed on such occasions to heed, he made an effort for freedom ; but, not succeeding, he articulated as at firM. "I. I. I'm to bo di.i.ipped." "Yes." sir," and tn tho bottom ho went again ; when I.itnb, rising for tho third timo to tho surface; shouted out with desperate energy, "O.o.only once. "morning nnd say : upon lho enrth." are out of place, n ,e , , . , ,e,t of matikind, Vit no provocation and tunes you navo oucrea w ici, I wpanisn is 1110 same ! po cxamplo couin nmuro pim io rmuin rn and three imes have I taken il ; and now' Mr. Randolph looked astounded,, and fix-1 "G for rMn$" Dr. Fiianklmn's Win:. Franklin, irf hissketih nf his life nnd habits, relates the following anecdote of his frugal wife. A woman could fcirci-ly mako n prefticr apol ogy for purchasing tho first pieco nf luxury: " It was lucky for mo that 1 had one ns1 much disposed lo industry nnd frugality as '.nvself. She assisted inn cheerfully in mv husincrs folding nnd stitching phamphlels, tunding shop, .Vc. We kept no idle scr vants; our tnblo was plain and simple; our furpiture of tho choapest kind, For instance my breakfast for a long luno was bread nnu milk, (no ten,) and 1 ale out of a two penny porringer with n wooden spoon; but mark how luxury will enter families, and make ri progress in spito ol principle : being called ono morning lo breakfast, I found it in n Chi na howl, with a spoon of silver. 1 hey had been bought for mo without my knowledge, by my wife, nnd had enst the mormons sum of three and twenty shillings, for which ex travagance, she said sho thought her hus band deserved a silvrr spoon as well s hct neighbors. This first appearance of platy, or china in our house, which aftrrwardsi io" the course of years, as our wealth increawd,r aiifmrnled eradiia Iv tn srvrral hWnrfri pounds in value;