without venturing to mention circumstances which, however true, could gain but little credit with my stern adversary, whose eagerness to confound vice, arising from his extreme love of virtue, would not fail to obtain my respect, while it involved me in all the consequences of the most flagrant guilt! A word more, and I have done!—I feel myself exceedingly weak; and if I may be indulged, after condemnation, with a respite of a few days, I trust that I shall be enabled to breathe out my unhappy spirit in prayers for my kind judges, without suffering the whole of that ignominy to which human justice must necessarily consign me!' He then bowed respectfully to the judge, the jury, and the barrister, and said that he had given them too much trouble, but thanked them, and would give them no more.

It can hardly be necessary to remark, that this scene was truly affecting; which was, indeed, one of the most distressing spectacles ever beheld. The manly resignation of the youth, his natural eloquence, and apparent goodness of heart joined to a figure which, when prejudices were subsided, evidently wanted only health, felicity and dress, to render it the most elegant and captivating that could possibly be conceived, all conspired to touch the heart of every beholder.

Even the barrister-who had seldom been so severely rebuked by his father as on this occasion, and who felt his lofty spirit indebted to a poor criminal for a delicate apology, which he was conscious of not being entitled to receive from him-thought it necessary to rise, and to declare that he should be as willing to consider the young man guiltless as any person present, were the circumstances of the robbery less decisive, and that, after all, if the jury could, in their consciences, acquit him, he would promise them that he should rejoice in the verdict.

man bowed, and having received his sentence, || adoration ]—My lot in this life is misery, and
was taken from the bar, universally pitied, I can have no reluctance in quitting it; but
even by the jury, who had, nevertheless, if you will endeavor to think me less a guilty
faithfully discharged their duty.
than an unfortunate wretch after I am dead,
that reflection will, I believe, make me happier
than any thing that remains on earth!—for my
mother is gone!' lifting up his eyes to heaven,
and father,' sighed the youth, glancing down-
wards to where the picture was deposited, I
never knew!'

But though Sir Edward was fully sensible
that the jury had acted with strict propriety,
and had even discriminated between positive
and circumstantial evidence, with a delicacy
and discernment which did them infinite honor,
he still felt an irresistible inclination to inquire
farther into the history of the unhappy crimi-
This last motion wrought immediately on
nal, than could possibly be done in open court. Sir Edward, who had all along felt a strong
Accordingly, he desired that the physician inclination to know how the youth became
might wait on him in the evening, from whom possessed of an article in itself so valuable,
he hoped to learn more particulars than had and about which he had seemingly for a
yet transpired.
different but unknown reason-been so ex-
From this source, however, no other informa-tremely anxious.-Dreading, however, that
tion could be drawn-than that the youth, any interrogations on that head might lead to
with every appearance of an innocent, a
a confession of guilt, which he would be sorry
|| grateful, and a manly heart, was less disposed to discover, he prefaced his request, to be
to be communicative than any person the informed of this circumstance, by a solemn
physician had ever met with. He however assurance, that he desired not to hear a single
observed that his patient had from the moment syllable of any matter which could possibly
of his condemnation appeared perfectly tran- operate to his prejudice, Kindly adding that
quilized and resigned; and he suggested the if any thing of the sort should inadvertently
possibility that gratitude might induce him to come out which he hoped would not, and
disclose, at a private interview, whatever Sir which indeed he did not believe could—not the
Edward should require.
slightest advantage should be taken, while on
the contrary, the unhappy youth might rest
fully assured that no circumstance in his former
life and conduct, favorable to the idea of
innocence, should yet fail in producing its due

As this was what the humane judge had himself intended, should other means fail to succeed, he begged that the physician would take the trouble of preparing him for the occasion, with all convenient expedition.

In less than an hour he was accordingly bro't and his arrival being announced, Sir Edward directed that the fetters with which he was loaded might be struck off previous to his introduction.

As soon as the poor youth entered the room-bowing with the most affecting union of dignity, respect, and humility, while a few big tears escaped, in spite of every effort, from Sir Edward then observed that he was glad his intelligent eyes-Sir Edward ordered every to see his son recollect himself; but that, one to withdraw. They were no sooner alone, indeed, they had all probably been at first than the humane judge placed a chair near his prepossessed against the prisoner, from their own, and in the kindest accents bade him be natural love of the deceased, and well founded || seated. In the meantime he for a moment esteem of his worthy family. "The law, however,' added Sir Edward, addressing the jury, is no respecter of persons. You are neither meanly to favor-nor, on the other hand, haughtily or wantonly to aggravate-the crimes of the rich and powerful; and you are neither to despise at all, nor to compassionate too much-though this, I confess, seems to me the lesser evil-the offences of the poor and friendless. You are judges of the fact; to you, therefore, I must leave the decision: and may God, the only true Judge, and who alone knows with certainty the heart of man, direct you to give a just verdict!'

The jury now withdrew and in about half an hour, returned their verdict Guilty of the robbery, but not of the murder.' The young

turned away, as if to examine some papers,
that the youth might have an opportunity of
recollecting himself. Then filling a glass of
wine, he presented it to his miserable guest,
who received it with trembling and reluctance,
and the instant he had swallowed it, burst into
an involuntary fit of weeping. Sir Edward
now seated himself by the distressed youth,
and with the most inexpressible tenderness,
requested to know if it was in his power to
make him happy.

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The youth dropped on his knees. He was about to speak, but Sir Edward would not hear him in that posture. O Sir,' cried the youth, as Sir Edward assisted to re-seat him, why do you perform the part of a divinity to a forlorn wretch, if you will not receive his


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Your goodness has overwhelmed me, Sir!' ried the youth, and I cannot refuse any satisfaction which it may be in the power of so miserable a being as myself to afford his benign benefactor, not that I have the smallest wish to live, but I would, I confess, willingly avoid a death of shame! What then shall I say? The picture was given me by my expiring mother! O thou ever blessed saint!' ejaculated the duteous youth, as he mentioned the venerated name, could I forget the giftcould I lose the remembrance of the manner in which it was given-never should I hope to participate with thee in that unceasing bliss which thou wast then sadly, but patiently, hastening to enjoy!'

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Here he stopped, for his grief would not suffer him to proceed, and in wiping his face, the portrait, which he had held between his hands, slipping from between them, fell suspended on the outside of his clothes. The resemblance immediately met the eye of Sir Edward, who instantly recognized the features! At this discovery, the good judge felt an increased interest; and he was about to make more particular inquiries, as he saw him replacing the picture, when suddenly his son Charles Henry entered the room.

I am come,' cried the barrister, 'to make some atonement for my fault. The young man is, indeed, innocent of Mr. Archer's

murder, the perpetrator of which is now fully known. That unfortunate gentleman, it seems was attacked early in the morning by a single highwayman, to whom he freely gave a few guineas, accompanied with an ill-timed admonition on the way of life in which the robber was engaged. The villain exasperated at being thus unexpectedly reproved, aimed at stroke at Mr. Archer's head with the end of his pistol. Roused to desperation by the unmanly assault, Mr. Archer wrested it from him, and in his rage fired at the dastardly assailant, whom he wounded in the neck. On this, the base wretch, who had now a second pistol ready, immediately discharged it in Mr. Archer's breast, and then rode off, across the country, to Skipton, in Yorkshire. There he remained concealed for a few days, till a gangrene taking place, he was compelled to call in the aid of a surgeon, when finding there was no hope of recovery, he begged that a clergyman might be sent for, to whom he confessed these particulars, and intreated that they might be made publicly known the instant he expired, which happened the next day, to prevent any innocent person from suffering for his offence. The intelligence,' added the barrister, is just arrived, and I congratulate the young man on a circumstance which must free him in the most prejudiced mind from any remaining suspicion of the murder.'

The youth bowed and Sir Edward thanked his son for bringing the welcome information. And now, Charles Henry,' said the judge, I have news which concerns you. Do you not remember losing at Oxford the portrait which I gave you on your first going to the university?'

The barrier's countenance instantly changed to a deadly pale, as he feebly pronounced'Certainly Sir.'

Ask then the young man to show it you,' continued Sir Edward, for it is that which was this day in court, and which now depends

from his neck.'

As the youth drew the picture from his bosom, his eye suddenly glanced from the portrait to the features before him. The resemblance was too striking, longer to escape his notice; he dropped on one knee, and clasping his hands- It is, it is my father! he exclaimed, and I shall not die without seeing him!'

'Gracious God!' cried the astonished judge, 'what new mystery is this?'

The hand of Heaven is in it,' replied Charles Henry, as he raised and embraced the youth, and conviction rushes into my mind through a thousand avenues.'

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without giving himself the smallest concern 'I have hitherto,' returned the youth, been
about what might be the consequences of his prevented from insisting on my innocence, by
horrid brutality. The remembrance of one apprehensions that the plain simple facts would
debauchery, he added, had been soon effaced, gain me little credit. I will not, however,
by the commission of another, nor had he, till || longer permit myself to think that I shall fail
that present moment, ever once discovered of obtaining your belief, when I assert that I
how very vile he was!
have never yet been reduced so low as even to
meditate the appropriation of another's prop-
erty for the relief of my own necessities. At
the time when I was suddenly surrounded by
the gentlemen who first took me into custody,
the terror which their accusations occasioned,
and the roughness of their treatment, deprived
me of the power of utterance, and their
increased exultations on finding the property
of the deceased in my possession, made me
quite give myself over as lost. I therefore did
not offer to tell them, as was actually the case,
that I was only hastening to procure a surgeon
for the dying man, whom I had left weltering
in his blood, and that I had mounted the horse,
which stood quietly by him, for the sake of
expedition, first putting up carefully together
in my handkerchief all the valuables I found
about him, lest some one should in my absence
come by, who might be less disposed to restore
them undiminished.'

'And what amends can any contrition now
make,' said Sir Edward, to the poor victims
of your ungoverned lust? Has not a single
moment's guilty gratification been purchased
by the misery of two innocent lives, one of
which is already gone to appear against you
at the bar of Divine Justice, and the other had
but too nearly followed? Heaven knows how
many more have been dismissed on the same
errand! What then shall finally be the dreadful
sentence of a wretch so truly criminal?'
The barrister could make no reply, but threw
himself at the feet of his father, and the youth,
who seemed to have quite forgotten the nature
of his own situation, followed the example.

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Sir Edward was vanquished, and the tears gleamed on his cheek. Rise, my children,' he exclaimed, both have shown a contrition which entitles you to the forgiveness of man, and I hope to that of Heaven!-But,' continued Sir Edward, after a pause of anguish, addressing himself to his son, will it not be urged that the law remains unsatisfied, if pardon should be extended to this unhappy youth after so clear a conviction? I cannot bear the loss of my integrity, and may it not be inferred that the criminal has escaped, only to prevent my grandson from suffering? How then shall I justify such conduct to the world, and what is of still higher importance, to myself?'

The offence of my unhappy son,' replied the barrister,' is a mere venial offence, and deserves not the name of felony. Loaded with distress, and under the pressure of want, he was tempted to seize, inconsiderately, what the unfortunate owner could no longer enjoy; it was, probably, the impulse of a moment's guilt, which had never before arisen in his mind, and which would never have returned; and who is there in existence that has never known a guilty moment? Who has not, at some unguarded instant, been himself a criminal?' 'Your reasoning,' said the judge, is the result of feelings which do not disgrace your heart, though the partiality now prevalent in your mind, has veiled from you the ill consequences which must arise to society were the principle universally admitted. But we have yet never heard the youth's own account of a transaction in which he is so deeply interested, and though he neglected to enter into particulars at the proper opportunity, I am powerfully impressed with the idea that some general assertions of innocence, which have fallen from him in the course of this wonderful affair, are far better founded than our fallible

He then acknowledged that he had on his departure from Oxford given the picture to Sally Johnson, an orphan girl whom his mother had tenderly brought up, and whom he soon afterwards cruelly seduced and abandoned,|| judgments have been able to discover.'

Sir Edward was abundantly satisfied, and the barrister again pressed the youth with transport to his breast.

They proceeded the same evening to Sir Edward's delightful seat, where they still live together in the most enchanting retirement ; Sir Edward, for that purpose, quitting the bench, and his son, Charles Henry, the bar, which they had long so considerably adorned.

The particulars of this interesting affair were in a variety of forms soon noised about throughout the whole country. Where it is still a common phrase among that numerous tribe, the self-considered sagacious—that where the father happens to be a barrister, and the grandfather a judge, the criminal is in no danger!

If, however, the affecting history of SALLY JOHNSON should ever be published—of which there are some hopes; Sir Edward strongly recommending the necessity of such a measure to his son, Charles Henry, as the most perfect retribution in his power-it is thought that even these rigid adherents to once-entertained opinions, will suffer a sufficient relaxation of their accustomed severity, to believe, if not to confess, that the young man was in reality innocent, and that his father was the only



For the Rural Repository.
A Sketch.

One fine May morning in the Spring of 18my friend and I started on an excursion to a neighboring village. The sun had just arisen and was fast chasing away the dew which had

drawn sigh; sure and well ye may say that,
ye murtherous cracher, for what ilse under the
blissid sun was the manes of so nately
Extracting the lives of more than a score
about here, besides, Hiven bliss her swate
sowl! my godmother Judy, my dear wife and
all the rest of the childer.'

For the Rural Repository.
Original Anecdote.

AN HONEST Hibernian in the reign of Charles
II. being convicted of horse-stealing, was
asked by the Judge what death he would
choose to die. Och! plase your worship,
(cried Pat,) but I would be after dying a
nachural death-Aiзy to be sure.


From the New-York Mirror.
Gosen Van Schaick.

fallen copiously the preceding night. The feathered songsters were on the wing, filling the air with their notes of joy and gladnessthe husbandman was wending his way to his half ploughed field, and all nature seemed awakening to light and life. We journeyed on, sometimes stopping to listen to the carols of the lark, as she soared far above us, or the gentle murmur of some distant cascade. On one side, were to be seen groves and meadows, clothed in green and plentifully stocked with herds of lowing cattle, and on the other orchards and gardens, which, from the order and regularity that prevailed about them, plainly indicated that industry was a characteristic of the surrounding inhabitants. We reached the place of our destination about noon and had sat out on our return, when dark clouds began to rise in the west, and portend an approaching storm. We had neglected to provide ourselves with an umbrella, not thinking that the serenity and calm, THE subject of this memoir, a colonel and which every where prevailed in the morning, brigadier-general in the United States' regular would give place to a storm before we reached army during and immediately succeeding the home. But so it proved, for we had not ad- Revolution, was the son of Sybrant G. Van vanced far, before a few large drops of rain Schaick, a former mayor of the city of Albany, falling around warned us to prepare for the under the colonial government. He was born consequences. The wind which had gradually in 1736, and very early chose the profession arisen, now blew a gale, and howled dismally of arms. At the age of nineteen he received through the forest, as a prelude of what was to the commission of lieutenant in a company of follow. Never in my life, shall I forget the New-York provincials, commanded by Capscene that soon presented itself. The thunder tain Philip Schuyler, at that time, according roared in the distance, and vivid lightning flash- to Wilkinson's memoirs, an eleve of Colonel ed at intervals in the horizon. The earth Bradstreet. In the battle between Sir William *seemed to tremble beneath us, and a hoarse Johnson and the Baron Dieskau, in Septemroaring sound came upon our ears like the ber, 1755, Lieutenant Van Schaick first saw rolling of a mighty river from some lofty preci-actual service. It will be remembered that the pice. Horror-struck at this warring of the general action was brought on by an attempt, elements, we yet proceeded onward, exposed to on the part of Sir William, to intercept the the pelting of the pitiless storm. Happily for French, on their return from Fort Edward. us it did not long continue. But when the rain Sir William had with him one thousand had ceased, and the sky regained its wonted soldiers, and a party of two hundred Indians, serenity, what a beautiful sight! The sun but he fell into an ambuscade and was killed; shone forth in all his resplendent glory, the his men, beaten back before a superior force, songsters of the wood again caroled among retreated upon the main body. Lieutenant the trees, and nature seemed to have arrayed Van Schaick was with a detachment of two herself in her most gorgeous apparel, as if hundred and fifty provincials, under the comunconscious of the conflict in which she had mand of Captain McGinnis, who fought their been engaged. Suffice it to say, we soon way through the enemy, and, after a desperate reached home and as soon as possible disar- conflict, made good their retreat. Of this rayed ourselves of our wet garments. Though retreat Baron Dieskau, when a prisoner, many years have passed since this event expressed his high admiration, and remarked happened, yet it is still fresh in my memory, that the provincials fought like devils rather and never shall I cease to remember the awe with which I was inspired, at this display of Divine power. York, July, 1833.

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• Ext. Vitæ, or Extract of Life, a sovereign remedy, warranted genuine-Who'll buy?' "The "Extract of Life," did ye call it honey?' exclaimed an honest son of Erin, with a deep

than men.'

In the accounts of the action, published at the time in the New-York Mercury, and in the Historical Chronicle of that year, it is stated that Mr. Van Schaick, of Albany, particularly distinguished himself.' In Si William's official account, the gallantry of Captain McGinnis's corps is also warmly praised. Under the patronage of the earl of London, his father's friend, he was subsequently promoted. He was next present at

the attack on Ticonderoga, in 1758, (where Lord Howe was killed,) and received a wound in his face from a musket ball, the effects of which he felt during the rest of his life, and which, indeed, eventually caused his death. He served with the provincials until the close of the French war, and retired with the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

When the revolution commenced, Colonel Van Schaick took sides with his countrymen, although his early prepossessions might naturally enough have been for the government, in whose service he had already distinguished himself. At the first muster of the militia of the city of Albany, which took place on the opposite side of the river, no person was present who was found capable of organizing them; Colonel Van Schaick was then requested to undertake the task, which he accomplished to the entire satisfaction of all.

When, by the recommendation of congress, the different states commenced the formation of the regiments of the line, Colonel Van Schaick received the command of the first New-York regiment. His commission bore date the twenty-eighth of June, 1775. During the same year, in November, he took command at Fort George, by the orders of General Schuyler. In 1778, Colonel Van Schaick, having joined the main army, was present at the battle of Monmouth court-house. He that day acted as brigadier in the division of Lord Sterling, who occupied the left of the American position; and, by the fire of a few pieces of artillery, aided by the steady conduct of the New-York and other regiments, formed a complete check to the British columns. An officer, who well remembers the circumstances of that eventful day, says, that when the NewYork regiment came into line it was so compact, so well filled, so soldier-like and perfect in its movements, that it was mistaken for a brigade, and was received with cheers along the line. Colonel Van Schaick fought that day on foot, and at intervals, during the fighting, was seen deliberately smoking a pipe, with great apparent satisfaction. In 1779, his regiment was ordered to Fort Schuyler, which it garrisoned; and, while he was in command there for a few months, his men had frequent skirmishes with the enemy lurking in the neighborhood. The relations between the Indians and the Americans received also the assiduous care of this vigilant commander. In April of that year he conducted an expe. dition against the Onondaga settlements, which was crowned with success. The details of this affair, in which Colonel Willet and Major Cochran assisted, are not generally known, but they gave evidence of great judgment and military foresight. He marched his detachment of men one hundred and fifty-five miles in five days and a half, surprised the enemy, aid waste their towns, destroyed their

provisions, killed and captured a considerable perfectly, the magnitude of the wreck, the || took an occasion to go out and beckoned one number, and gave them a blow from which depth of a ruin which may neither be repaired of his neighbors to follow.

nor concealed.

they never recovered. All this was effected without the loss of a single man. Congress Time may sometimes perform the part of passed resolutions, highly complimentary to a physician to the sorrows of youth. Then, the colonel and his troops, for this piece of the heart voluntarily co-operates with the service. In consequence of his being the sanitary regimen. It. more readily finds oldest officer in his department, he was sepa-substitutes for its lost delights. It more rated from his regiment, and placed in com- rapidly repairs the breaches made in its mand at Albany, at the instance of his sanctuary. It adheres with pliancy to some brigadier, who excused himself for the change, new prop-when its tendrils ars stricken from on the plea of his experience, knowledge of the old. business, and ability to allay controversies on But in the wane of life it is far otherwise. questions of a military character, and also The heart that has been often smitten, clings because his regiment was not to go into active with a more rigid grasp to its diminished service, and the necessities of the times joys. As the circle becomes narrower, it required the measure.' He repaired to Albany, struggles to spread itself over the whole of took command there; and if the correspon-it, and to touch and guard every point, like dence between him and the commander-in- the sleepless sentinel. The affections also chief, General and Governor Clinton and lose the power of re-production. They lose General Schuyler is of any authority, his the Promethean fire by which dead elements services were invaluable to the army and his are quickened into friendship. The path of countrymen. Some demonstrations having life is to them as the valley of dry bones, been made, during the latter part of the year, through which they walk, without the power by the enemy, which seemed to threaten Fort to bid one skeleton arise and be clothed Schuyler, and which was derived from such with flesh.-They become too inert to endirect intelligence as to call forth the immediate chain even the objects that move around attention of General Washington, he requested them. Like the ruminating animals, they permission to return, and take command of the fort. In an original letter from the general to Colonel Van Schaick, which is the source of our information, he informs him that if the fort is threatened with a 'serious operation,' immediately to repair to the post of danger, as he had requested. From this time to the close of the war, Colonel Van Schaick remained principally in command at Albany. In 1783, he received a commission as a brigadier-general in the United States' army. This houor, however, he enjoyed but a short time, as he died on the fourth of July, 1789, his last breath being yielded up amid the roar of cannon, which announced the celebration of an eventful anniversary. His private fortune suffered much from the demands made upon it by the necessities of his men, whose welfare and comfort he particularly studied.


Influence of Time on Grief. MRS. SIGOURNEY.

slumber over what they once pursued with ardor. There seems also a hallowed jealousy to come with years over the soul. It refuses to admit new idols to that shrine, where its earliest, long-consecrated ones dwelt, and were worshipped. With a morbid constancy it hermetically seals the vase, whence its first, purest odors, were born and exhaled.

The medical influence of time upon grief, is at best but a sedative. In the height of its power, it cannot rank with those agents which extirpate the root of disease. He who would seek solace for a sorrowing spirit, without dependenee on the Hand that fashioned and controls it, will find that he has merely stupified his senses with an opiate; and that the wound will rankle and rankle, until with the tears of the bereaved patriarch, he go down into the grave to the lost one, mourning.'

Singular Incident.

Ar a public house in Scotland, a soldier stopped to take some refreshment. He was ushered into a room where the landlord hapTIME has been called, both by philosophers pened to be making merry with some neighbors, and poets, the healer of sorrow. It may be and the soldier being a man of wars and so with sight losses, or those that more travels, he highly entertained them with stories immediately affect the passions. But there At length one of the most inquisitive highland are afflictions whose extent is made more ers asked him what was the most cruel sight evident, by the revolutions of years. The he had ever seen in his life. He answered he tempest of grief indeed abates, but the waste had seen many a revolting sight but something of comfort, the desolation of hope, the connected with the massacre of Glencoe beat impossibility of restitution, become more them all! and there he saw sixteen men bound apparent. To such calamities, Time only hand and foot, then placed side by side on a seems to bring relief. It causes the tide of weeping to roll back, but reveals more

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'I now understand,' said he, that this red coat was at the murder of my father, for he was one of these sixteen men; I am resolved to run him thro' with my dirk this instant.' Agreed, my brave Donald;' said his neighbor; 'but first let him entertain us with more of his adventures.' They went in together, and, sure of their prey, requested him to continue his narrative.

About dawn,' continued he, we were, under orders to quit Glencoe. Passing by a brook, we heard the screams of a child. The captain said to me, 'Go, Duncan, destroy that child if it be a male, if a female, spare it.' I found a decent looking woman forcing a corner of a blanket in which it was wrapt into its mouth to prevent its crying, and thus to save it. My heart melted with pity—I told the captain it was a female child.'

Upon this, the landlord exclaimed, I was that child in my mother's lap! often has she told me the tale, with tears of gratitude! I had a little while ago resolved to slay you; but now put off that red coat, and be as one of my brothers forever! So saying he called his aged mother, and related the circumstance to her, who was sensibly affected at having the deliverer of her child pointed out to her. His discharge from his regiment was purchased, and he is now an inmate and faithful servant in the employ of the Inn-keeper.


THE love of power and supremacy absorbed, consumed him. No passion, no domestic attachment, no private friendship, no love of pleasure, no relish for letters or the arts, no human sympathy, no human weakness, divided his mind with the passion for dominion and for dazzling manifestations of his power. Before this duty, honor, love, humanity fell prostrate. Josephine, we are told was dear to him; but the devoted wife, who had stood firm and faithful in the day of his doubtful fortunes, was cast off in his prosperity, to make room for a stranger, who might be more subservient to his power.-Dr. Channing.


A HUMAN being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind. If bench and sixteen musket balls fired through this rule were always observed; if no man heir stout hearts! Upon this the Landlord || allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere

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Results of Accident.

with the tranquillity of his domestic affections, || them what their offences were? Every one TRAITS AND STORIES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY.Greece had not been enslaved; Cæsar would excused himself upon various pretences; one A second series of these amusing tales are about. have spared his country; America would have said he was put in out of malice, another by being published by Messrs. Carey & Hart, Philbeen discovered more gradually; and the em- bribery of the judges, but all of them unjustly.adelphia. Mr. Carleton is said to rival Miss pires of Mexico and Peru had not been The Duke came at last to a sturdy little black Edgeworth in the art of story telling. Speaking of his former book, the Saturday Courier, says, destroyed. man, whom he questioned as to what he was there for? My lord,' said he', I cannot deny no one, who reads it, can close without regret. but I am justly put in here, for I wanted ting that he has so soon got through it.' money, and so took a purse near Tarragone, to keep me from starving.' The Duke on hearing this, gave him two or three blows on the shoulder with his stick, saying, you rogue, what are you doing among so many honest. innocent men! Get out of their company.' The poor fellow was then set at liberty, while the rest were left to tug at the oar.

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A Curious River.

MANY of the most important discoveries in the field of science have been the result of accident, Two little boys of a spectacle maker in Holland, while their father was at dinner, chanced to look at a distant steeple, through two eye-glasses placed before one another. They found the steeple brought much nearer than usual to the shop windows. They told their father on his return; and the circumstances led him to a course of experiments, which ended in the telescope. Some ship- In the province of Andalusia, in Spain, there wrecked sailors once collected some sea-weeds is a river called the Tinto, from the tinge of on the sand, and made a fire to warm their its waters, which are as yellow as Topaz. It shivering fingers, and cook their scanty meal. possesses the most extraordinary and singular When the fire went out, they found that the qualities. If a stone happen to fall in and rest alkali of the sea weed combined with the sand, upon another, they both become, in one year's and formed glass, the basis of all our discov-time, perfectly united and conglutinated. All eries in astronomy, and absolutely necessary the plants on its banks are withered by its to our enjoyment. In the days when every waters whenever they overflow. No kind of astronomer was an astrologer,and every chemist verdure will come up where its water reaches, a seeker after the philosopher's stone, some nor can any fish live in its stream. This river monks carelessly mixing up their materials, rises in the Sierra Morena Mountains, and its by accident invented gunpowder; which has singular properties continue until other rivers done so much to diminish the barbarities of run into it and alter its nature. war. Sir Isaac Newton's two most important discoveries concerning light and gravitation -were the result of accident. His theory and experiments on light were suggested by the soap bubbles of a child; and on gravitation, by the fall of an apple, as he sat in the orchard.marcy me, I've lost my sight! but thinking And it was by hastily scratching on a stone a memorandum of some articles brought him from the washerwoman's, that the idea of lithography first presented itself to the mind of Senfelder.-American Baptist Magazine.


He is a great simpleton, who imagines that the chief dower of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, it creates more wants than it supplies, keen are

the pangs of hunger, and sad is the spirit of him who is sinking into an early grave, for want of the common necessaries of life; but not less keen are the mortification and cares of him, who, nursed in ease and luxury, is thrown, by circumstances, into dark perplexities, which his mental indolence cannot unravel and who is reduced, even to an apprehension of the want of those luxuries, which were to him more than life.

CANDID CULPRIT.-The Duke of Osulua, Viceroy of Naples, passing through Barcelona, went on board the Cape Galley, and passing through the crew of slaves, he asked several of

EVIDENCE OF THE SENSES.-A roguish boy stole the glasses from his grandfather's spectacles, and when the old gentleman put them on, finding he could not see, he exclaimed;

the impediment to vision might be the dirtiness
of the glasses, took them off to wipe them;
when not feeling them, he, still more fright-
ened, cried out; Why, what's come now, I
have lost my feeling too !'—

PLAIN ENOUGH. An impertinent fellow
asked Lord Guilford who that plain lady was
before him. That lady,' said his lordship,
is my wife. It is true she is a plain woman.—
I am a plain man-you are a plain dealer-
and that is the plain truth.'

HUMAN NATURE.-The hearts of men when, unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity.

The Rural Repository.


THE BOUQUET. This interesting periodical is issued every other Saturday, at Hartford, Ct. at Dollar, Seventy-five Cents if not paid till the end One Dollar and Fifty Cents per annum, or One of the year. The publisher has just commenced a new volume-he has our best wishes for his


LIFE OF COWPER.-A biography of this amiable individual, containing many extracts from his correspondence and several fragments of poetry not in any former collection of his works, is just published by Key & Biddle, Philadelphia.

Letters Containing Remittances, Received at this Office, ending Wednesday last, deducting the amount of Postage paid.

J. Hoffman, Claverack, N. Y. $1,00; A. G. Stevens, Van Deusenville, Ms. $1,00; S. A Crandal, Berlin, N. Y. $1,00; O. P. Starkey, P. M. Cape Vincent, N. Y. $3,00 ; L. Hayward, York, N. Y. $100; A. J. Waldron, Wyoming, N. Y. $1,00; O. Hastings, P. M. South Livonia, N. Y. Cold Spring Mills, N. Y. $1,00; J. P. Lewmor, P. M. Inde$5,00; H. A. Johnson, Canterbury, Ct. $0,874; H N. Owen, pendence, N. Y. $1,00; J. D. Boyd, Addison, N. Y. $1,66; M. A. Lasher, Maine, N. Y. $1,00; Jones & Farrand, Ann Arbor, M. T. $1,00; Birdsall & Huntley, Elmira, N. V. 80,814; L. Newcomb, P. M. Prospect Hill, N. Y. $5,00; S. Whittemore, P. M. Fluvanna, N. Y. 85,00; J. Baxter, H. Bisbee, Chagrin River, O. $1,00; H. Roberts, P. M. Strafford, Vt. $1,00; J. F. Bennet, Brookfield, Ct. $1,00; Whitingham, Vt. $1,00; B. A. Manchester, Buffalo, N. Y. $6,00; E. M'Man, Enfield, Ct. $1,00; T. Rea, Racket River, N. Y. $1,00; S. White & S. & S. R. Andres, Chambly, L. C. $2,00; C. B. Crysler, Osnabruck, U. C. $1,00; E. Shepard, Rhodes, N. Y. $1,00; S. O. Hoyt, Saugatuck, Ct, $1.60; I. W. Van Hoesen, Stuyvesant, N. Y. $5,00; E. Becher, P. M. Edinburgh, N. Y. $3,00; J. Martin, Leeds, N. Y $1,00; C. Cook, Charlotte, Vi. $1,00; E. W. Weir, Roxbury, N. Y. 80,80; M. B. Wood, Etna, N. Y. $1,00; E. Crandali Troy, N. Y. $1,00.


CURE FOR THE CHOLERA.-The London New Monthly Magazine mentions that the following recipe has been most successfully used as a remedy for the Cholera.-'Give 15 grains of musk rubbed into a draught, with a lump of sugar, and a wine glass full of cold water.'

DIED, at Richmond, England on the 15th ult. Edmund The last character he attempted to play, was, Othello.

Kean, the great Tragedian, in the 56th year of his age. Under great suffering and exhaustion, he struggled on to this beautiful and affecting apostrophe, and where he concluded the utterance of the words. Farewell! Othello's Occupation's gone!'-he sank back, overcome with the weight of the prophetic truth upon a broken constitution, and never appeared more upon the stage!

The Little Falls (N. Y.) Gazette, mentions a hail storm that occurred in that neighborhood a few days since, during which hail stones fell, some of which measured upwards

of seven inches in circumference.

Two Rifles with steel mountings, beautifully engraved, have been manufactured by Messrs. Allen & Barber, of Springfield, Mass. for an English gentleman at Calcutta. They cost one hundred dollars each.

A strict quarantine has been established at Cadizto guard himself from Portugal, Havanna, or any other place where

against the Cholera; and any person secretly introducing that disease has made its appearance, is punishable with



In Chatham, on the 21st ult. by the Rev. Israel Northrop, Mr. John V. Belle, of Red Rock, to Miss Cornelia Brown, of the same place.

ford, Mr. John Brasset of Chatham, to Miss Edna Maria Merrils of Red Rock.

In Kinderhook, on the 17th ult. by the Rev. L. S. Rex

In New-York, on the 23d ult. by the Rev. Mr. Eastburn, Richard T. Hartshorn, Esq. to Miss Catharine, daughter of Thomas Jenkins, Esq.


In this city, a child of Mr. Ransom J. King, aged 20 months. This little sufferer was injured by lightning, on Sunday, the 14th of July. A few hours subsequent to the recovering senses, it became blind, and after lingering till Friday the 26th expired.

Oh! hadst thou still on earth remained,
Vision of beauty! fair as brief!
How soon thy brightness had been stained
With passion or with grief!

Now not a sullying breath can rise,

To dim thy glory in the skies."

In the town of Stockport, on the 14th ult. Mr. Nicholas Van Decar, in the 70th year of his age.

At Hillsdale, on the 19th ult. Mr. Norman Nooney.

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