Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 15, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 15, 1845 Page 1
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NOT T n I II BY H. B. STACY. TUB BIIO IS MAKERS. IT J. 0. WHITTII. Ho I workeri of tha old time styled The Gentle daft or Leather I Young brothers of the ancient Build, Stand forth once more toeelherl Call out attain your long array In the olden, merry manner I Once more on gay St. Crispin's day Fling out your blazoned banner I Rap, rap, upon the wcll-worne stone How falls Iho polished hammer I Rap, rap. the measured sound has grown A quick and merry rlamor. Now shspe the solet now deftly curl The glossy vamp around it, And bless the while the bright-eyed girl Whose gentle fingers bound it I For you along the Spanish Main A. hurolred keels are ploughing; For you the Ionian on the plain His lasso-coil is throwing! For you deep glens with hemlock dark The woodman's fire is lizhlinct For you upon the oak's grey bark The woodman'a axe is smiting. For you from '.'aroiina's pine The rosin gum is stealing, For you the dark-eyed Florentine Her silken skein is reeling ; For you the diizy goalherd roams His rugged Alpine ledges ; For you round all her shepherd homes Bloom England'! thorny hedgcal The foremost still bv day or nicht On moated mound or henther, Where'er the need of trampled right Brought toiling men together, Where the free burghers from the wall Defied the mail-clad master, Then yours, at Freedom'a trumpet call, No craftsmen rallied fasterl Let footings sneer, let fools deride, Yo need no idle scorner, Free hands and hearts are still your pride, And duty done, your honnr. Ye dare to trim for honest fame The jury Time cinpanncls, And leave to Truth each noble namo Which glorifies your annals. Thy songs, Hans Sach, are living yet, In atrons and hearty German, And Bloonfield'a lay and Gi lords wit. And lh' rareeood sense of Sherman s Still from his bonk, a mysiic seer, The sold of Behmen teaches. And Knetand's priestcraft shakes to hear Of Fox's leathern breeches. The Foot is yours; where'er it falls It trends your well-wrouslit leather, On earthern floor, in marble halls, On Carpet, or on heather. Still there the sweetest chirm is found Ofmatton grace or vesial's. As Hebe's foot hare neciar round Among the old celestials I Rap, rspl your stout arid bluff brogan, With footsteps slow aud weary, May wander where the skv's blue span Shut down upon the Prairie. Ye slinpers shine on Beauty's foot, By Saratora's fountain, Or lead, like snow-flakes falling mute, The dance on Cattskill mountatn! The red brick to the mason' hand, The brown earth to the tiller's ; Tha shoe in yours shall wealth command Like fairy Cinderella's! As they who shunned the household maid, Beheld the crown upon her, So all shsll sen your tc'l repaid With health and home and honor. Then let the toast be freely quaffed In WATxa cool and brimming; 'AH honor to the good old Craft, Its merry men and women 1' Call out again your long array In the old time's pleasint manner; Onee more on cay St. Crispin's day Fling out his blazoned banner 1 himself with tliinkinir. nwny when I first met lainly ho would neve with this courser. Meanwhile tlin i ironically for hist spurs in trio nor Helore &rrivr traveller had tin lion, and upon young folks wj and whosoj Tlio moi ihero was ilio audacl struck by 1 ' Yes U, means. haps I all has dotlbll iniprtidcn A una went ho nil troubled, m A DEEP AND A MIGHTY SHADOW, ST BARHT COnNWALL. A deep and I mighty shadow Across my heart is thrown, Like a cloud on a Summer meadow, Where the Thunder wind hath blown 1 The wild rose, Fancy dicth, The sweet-bird, Memory, fueth, And leavelli me alone 1 Alone with my hopeless Sorrow, No other mate I know; I Mnve to awake To-morrow, But the dull words will not flow I I pray but my prayers are driven Aside by the angry Heaven, And weigh me down with woe t I call on the Past to lend me Its songs to soothe my psin ; I bid the dim Future send me A light from its eyes in vain! Nought comes; but a shrill cry slarteth From Hope, as she fattdeparielhj " I go, and come not again 1" HIGHWAYMAN & QUAKER. Toby Simplon, a pattern to Quakers, in habited a neat littlo house in London, beau lined by the presenco of his daughter Mary. one, scarcely seventeen, n ueaumui uiun with bluo eyes, tind possessing as much wis dom as beauty, was sought after by all the votinc men untonc her father's acquaintance. Tl...n ll.n ..n.nl.llnrl.n..rt .rw.rl I n VUin 111 VJ luw lutJlluuilluuil .1 ... ...... win a smile. M.iry was not n coquette, and so far from turning to nccount iho effect pro duced bv her charms, slio felt so much an noyed by it that sho could hardly treat with civtlilv her many admirers ono only ex cepted Edward Wcrcsford, a young artist who was intimate with Ilio tamtly. A simple occurrence was tins causo oi tins intimacy. I'rematuro death had taken away Iho wife of the Quaker, still in tier youtn and beauty, and he, wishing to perpetuate iho memory of ono so dear to him, had call ed a painter to her death-bed. It was mere llial KMiunrfl first mnt'lllf !lfflllrr1 llallflllnr llmrn hnlivnon tllft tpflfB nf tlin nno rllld tHTL , HO the sacred cmnlovment of tho other, crewj braced his up a serious attachment. 1 lie year passed since that event had only served to strength en tho bond funned under such ciicumstan ces, and the young man had already ven tured to declare his hopes and desires. Toby had no reasons for opposing Iho in clinations of tho young people. Without being rich, Edward earned by r.icaus of his brush and palette, enough to honorably maintain a finiily. His father, Mr. Weies ford, an old cily merchant, had retired with an immense furtuno ; a rare example of re pealed successes in speculations, so rapid even, that very tew persons had lieen able to follow their progress. Mr. Wcrcsford being of a quick, stern disposition, lived alone in tha West End of London, without troubling himself about his sou, and luaving htm to shift for himself, lie was ono of those obliging rgntists, who trouhln no one in order not to bo themselves troubled one of the most perfectly complaisant, provided nothing is asked ol them. Ldwurd then h id nothing to hinder his courtship of tho fair Quakeress, knotting veil that her f.tlher would not oppose her minii&e. The situ ation of the lovei.s was most prosperous, and honest Toby waited for noihiiig to fix the wedding day, save the back rents due Irom

his firms, intending to set apart that income lo defray the expenses of Iho occasion. With this view, ho left for his farms, a few miles from London, in order to arrange his afldiis. He was absent fioni homo but a single day, and, returning at night on horse back, ho perceived, a little in advance, a horseman who blocked up tho road. He stopped for a moment, uncertain whether to proceed or turn uiick. While in this pre dicament tho stranger advanced towards him. It was loo luto to lltinU of escaping, and putting the best possiblo face upon the affair, he started his horse again. Ashe ap proached tho troublesome stranger, he per ceived that ho was masked, an unpleasant augury of what was soon confirmed. The unknown drew a pistol, and pointing it to the traveller, demanded his purse. The Qua ker was not a coward, but calm in character, unoffensivo in religion, and unable, unarmed, to resist an armed man, ho drew from his pocket, with tho greatest coolness, his purse, containing twelve guineas. Tho highway man took it, counted out tho money, and let the poor Quaker pass, who, believing him self cleared, quickened his pace to a trot. lint tho highwayman, seeing how little re sistance had been ollercd, and hoping tor more hootv, soon rejoined honest Toby, and again blocking up tho way and pointing his. pistol, cried mil, your watch !' Tho Quaker, although surprised, did not show it in the least, and coolly taking out his watch, and noticing tho lime, placed tho jew el in tho hand of the thief, saying: Now I pray you let mo go home, for my daughter will feel uneasy ut my absence.' Uno moment, replied tho masked cava lier, growing morn hardened by his contin ued docility, ' swear that you have no other sum.' ' I never swear,' replied the Quaker. ' Well, affirm Ihen that you have about you no more money, and upon tho word of a highwayman who will mil resort to force lo- From the London Denich Salting down a Conpse Tim fnllntvl wards a man who yields with so much "race. ing may be depended upon as a literal fact : ' w 1101 further molest you.' About three yean ago, two young farmers Toby reflected a moment, anJ shook his called upon an English clergyman, and after heat, .1..:. ....... I !..! " UMinnvor ll,n .... 1 I.. I.. uiv.i hvi.iiiuiiiuu uursiuucu, lliu lUUOWing I ..wu bii, amu nu, girtvtrijr, aiaioguo iook piaco ueiwixt them : J"" " hu-h-cu mai i am a iuaticr, who f armer Your Reverence. Zir. nhun wouiu not conceal iho truth, althounh nt tho would it be convenient for you to cum andlns' of my life. In my saddle bag I havo 1 . . m ' .1 - C . I... I 1.1- oerrv levihcrf I""- 5,11,1 u iwo uunureu nounus sterling, Parson Convenient to burv vour father ! ' Two hundred pounds sterling,' cried tho When did he die, then t highwayman, whoso eyes glistened throng t Why, zir, about three months agone. "IS '"J"' 1' Dead three month, inr. sn,l t , ' it you nro poou, il vou arc human.' re know it t And not vet luirid ! If', tl.t. 1 P'ied tho Quaker, ' you will not lata .may F Why, zir. we hadn't lime, vou mav lllis '"onoy i my daughter is about being depend, married, and this sum is necessary for the f What ! nn limn !,, ... ftUmr 1 1 occasion , II wouiu no u ions limo iieiuru i F No. ilr- 'iwa. i,.r..i lim. .l ' could eel together a similar one. The dear were huav.'ihii .,,! u child luves her intended, and it would bo ox .J ' "II. I ... , , ... ., . v. fllavt Hirl b I,:... ceeoiiieiy cruel to uei.iy uieir union, iuii F Why, zir. I do hone vou'll not ho an. h a l,eart l,crl".'l have loved you I n.u lint n.l.A e. i . . . I wntibl nut. caminl flu sn tvlrkeri nn ucllon. M k.j, w " ituu inviiier fllon. mnlher mil nn n l .1.:.. i . . 1 . . ' .1 tin... t .i i..-- i i wiiuo mil, ana sei em up chamber: and nui ni yuur uaiignirr, uer iuvit, mother put a nub of sa t in his mniiih. and a their marri ice, lo do with mof j nub or two in his eyes, and he kopt very words mid more promptness ! Givo n. Wpll ! for feVtllPr ivni. t ' O I mnnnv A . m "in spuir man. on "'"." u..iEI . uur lanor, corned is 'loth- i oUy, sighing, raised tho saddle i. ii nt i J ' W0M How's maistcr, out a heavy sack, and .handed it then! 'Oh, (said mother,) he's up chain- iho masked man. Then atlcmpiL w '--"- n weni un clinm l inn fill ; .A I. . 1 Hold on, my Quaker fri nub of salt in his mouth and eye,; ho were your arrival you will deno fr.leneJ,andhegeedajumpbackandhilch. fngistrl ; that is usual, ."-.- " . ..uur, which urow- ,ng o iay, but I must at ed em down and broke his arm ; so mother pursuit to night. My mare calrl shn wnii'nri'l Ifnnn CnvtUnr n.. lA I' . .b J . j . iir ii i i 1 ' v "Mim-r, and what is more, sho is and sent will and l over to know when it horse, mi lh rouir.i rv. a run wnnln iia pnnvitnipnl n. ir..i in ...... l . . . ... r , , " vu'" "u ino weight ol Urn sick (II oerry leyiner. Iiim. Dismount, eivo mo I limy lake ininu if vou wish, A western editor commences a lonr ex-1 It was inn l.,i i,. it.:..i horution 'to bachelors in the following though iho incieasino dunial wuiua . -i mre toieal l he li u nfil.o ,,i 11 Lome, you poor, miserable, lonely, do- eoid Tobv diininnnin.i nn.il ssrusss, vuigar irmiion pins 01 ammatea accepted the sorry jado lliu nature, come here and be talked to." change, Had 1 known ill retired andj bethought ha researches. stable whero pluced the brio the animal, eu'i ly go to her ml lie let tho urt streets of Lond hu overrated ltd she walked abod and curves, wttl stopping, then si Toby despaired j resided in London notify the magislra lie was intemiifl tl 10 cries of children trod upon by tho mart quiet, she now starleir stop her!' cried every' cried ho Quaker, 1 in do not stop her.' Andi iety tho cottrso of tho rapidly enter a halfopet u u res uenco at i lie tv 'Tis here ! thought ins eves to Heaven in (J Then in parsing be foil servant in the yarj conducting her to III of tho first person hi proprietor of the u stranger in this p not know the lesl Weresford V The Quaker WeresforJ himself misul man who haJ ThunU, thad Toby. lie was utui re'sford, EdwJ ho m v tliie lie beliet and wishedJ ho called to peclablo mi bands ol i fortune, ll thcnthisJ master. Toby Ho W(J cd speeel it was ne cr iixlii Quaker mediatel fold's bl and rubb Ininioc- want V Tho sol recollectiol Quietly lal near Iho hj ' You remal prised morel tho other, t know that sd At tho firsrj ford sprang visitor. Williol for ho turned p i mering, ' that is- suhject which briil pardon lor having t plied Toby; 'but usual to stand upon come, without form, which vou borrowed 1 Tho watch!' I valuo it muc and I cannot do law, tho Alder for letting a ju lilrr. p- I ho Hi make son Withou ued j