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that town in particular preference to others, The monument to Wolfe and Montcalm, it is due to that spirit of enterprise which ap
erected in the Upper Garden of the Chateau,
at Quebec, the mason work of which is just pertains to the people at large, although it has finished, is a quadrangular column, about 50 put forth its powers slowly and cautiously and feet high, standing on a square pedestal, with advanced with a hesitating pace ; we trust it | stais to ascend, of a gray cut stone. will long continue to exert a beneficial influence, and that its promoters will be ultimate
“Fight against your spleen, I know how
fast that sly enemy will creep inio the mind ly, if not immediately rewarded. We presume and body of man, and what cursed work he that those persons who a few years since ex will make when he is there !"--Bolingbroke. pressed a desire to live no longer than to see the completion of the Canal, have prepared • To make a man happy, virtue must be their wills and made all necessary arrange. accomplished with at least a moderate provis. ments for their departure-they little thought ion of all the receptions of life, and not dis
turbed by bodily pain."—Budgell.
Converse, Mr. John V. Leland, to Miss Adaline
11. Axteell, both of Grafton. This is and well deserves to be a day of great In Holden, Mr. Henry A. Wheeler of Conimportance to the farmers of our County, and cord, to Miss Dolly Kendall.
In Petersham, Sept. 24. Josiah S. Prentis, they manifest the deep interest they take in
of Ward, to Mrs. Mary Stevens of Petersham. this fair, more strongly every succeeding year, In Braintree, on the 9th inst. by Rev. Mr. by exhibiting the finest animals, the country Perkins, Mr. Daniel Haskell,of Boston, to Miss affords, in no small numbers. It may, perhaps, || Lucy Clarey.
In Boylston, Oct. 5, by Matthew Daven. be safely said that no County in Massachu
port, Esq. Mr. Aaron Bond, to Miss Lydia F. setts can show a finer stock of cattle, or pro- || Harrington, all of Boylston. duce butter and cheese of a better quality, In Hubbardston, by Samuel Swan, Esq. Mr.
Edmund R. Greenwood, to Miss Susan H. Slo. than the County of Worcester. It has well
comb, both of Hubbardston. been called “the heart of the Commonwealih,"
In Upton, Mr. Thomas E. Wood, to Miss it is a just and proud title and well maintain | Sarah Ann Chapin.-Mr. Simeon Wood, to ed by our farmers. The exhibition of animals Miss Maria Jackson.--Mr. Sewell Perry, to was said never to have been better at any pre
Miss Anice Forbush.- Mr. Chandler F. Childs,
to Miss Louisa McFarland. vious Show here. The show of manufactured articles was good, but not so extensive as in
Died, previous years.
Many specimens of female ingenuity were In Winchendon, Samuel Prentiss, Esq. exhibited which did honor to the industry and aged 65.
In North Brookfield, Mrs. Ruth Hale, wife taste of the makers. It would perhaps be bet. of Hon. Thomas Hale, aged 84. ter for society generally, if more young ladies Io Sterling, Mr. Emory Wright, formerly in the community were skilful performers up
of Lancaster, aged 26.
In Princeton, on the 14th inst. Miss Sally on that venerably ancient and now all most
Powers, daughter of Mr. John Powers, aged unheard instrument of music, the spinning | 27. wheel: doubtless it would improve their morals In Sterling, 7th inst. Mr. Ezra Kendall, aged much better than retailing scandal.
In Grafton, on the 7th inst Mr. Joel Brooks,
aged 39, only son of Elijah Brooks. The Berkshire American, says, that the loss In Wilkinson ville, Sept. 26, Catharine Whitof pumpkins has been so great by the freshet in
ney, daughter af Mr. Shadrach Whitney, late Connecticut, that he fears the people will not from Boylston, aged 19. be able to velebrate “ Thanksgiving."
lo Charlton, Sept. 28, Mrs. Roxy, wife of
Mr. Sanford Gorton, aged 34. " Whoever shall review his life, will find In Leicester, on the morning of the 16th that the whole tenor of his conduct has been inst, after a lingering and painful illness of determined by some accident of no apparent 13 months, Richard Earle, eldest son of the moment."-Johnson,
late Timothy Earle, deceased, aged 19.
Like a leaf on the stream that will never
return; “THE HEIR OF THE WORLD." When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasThe Egyptian boy-dark featured Ishmael
ure so high, In beauty grew and manliness; his eye
Now tastes of the other, the dark flowing Glowed like the sun o'er Nile--and like a bell
urn; On Sabbath morn his voice went thro? the sky; | Then, then is the moment affection can sway His proud lip curl’d, and on his cheek the dye With the depth and a tenderness joy never Of days of archery sunk dark and deep;
knew; Full strong and flexile grew his form, and high || Lov'd nurs'd among pleasures, as faith'less as His dusky brow, and, all too proud to weep
they, His sovereign spirit soared his heart that But the love, born of sorrow, like sorrow is could not sleep.
true! But doom'd to be his own sole world of pride, || In climes full of sunshine, though splendid And driven forth by jealousy and scorn,
their dyes, The Lord of Arabs wander'd by the side
Yet faint is the odour the flow'rs shed about; Of out-cast Hagar-many an eve and morn,
'Tis the clouds and the mists of our own weep. O'er realms of death where nought but hardy ing skies, thoru
That call their full spirit of fragrancy out. Shelters the basilisk and sand-storms roll! So the wild glow of passion may kindle from To be the sire of nations he was born,
mirth, Of nations conquerless-Time o'er his soul But 'tis only in grief true affection appears; Burst like the electric light of glorious north To the magic of smiles it may first owe its ern pole!
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out In Paran's waste and burning wilderness,
Wo for those who trample o'er a mind!
A deathless thing. They know not what they
do, And many a Barian chief of iron mould, Hach sternly proved that steel may triumph
Or what they deal with !-Man percharce over gold!
The flower his step hath bruised ; or light aAnd in her age the Hebrew mother clasp'd The heir of Salem to her wither'd breast, The torch he quenches, or to music wind And in the breathlessness of rapture grasp'd Again the lyre-string from his touch that flew; Despairs deep hope that made her wildly | But for the soul !-oh, tremble and beware bless'd,
To lay rude hands upon God's mysteries there. And in the pride of woman who hath press'd
HEMANS. The image of her beauty, she forgot Lone wandering Hagar and her son distress'd,
WOMAN'S HEART. And reck'd not of the evils of her lot But there was one whose eye and justice slum That hallowed sphere, a woman's heart, con. ber'd not.
Empires of feeling, and the rich domains IN THE MORNING OF LIFE. Where love, disporting in his sunniest hours, In the morning of life, when its cares are un
Breathes his sweet incense o'er ambrosial flowknown, And its pleasures in all their new lustre be
A woman's heart !--that gem, divinely set gin,
In native gold—that peerless amulet When we live in a bright beaming world of Which, firmly linked to love's electric chain, our own,
Cements the worlds of transport and of pain. And the light that surrounds us is all from within ;
WORCESTER TALISMAN. Oh, 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time, We can love, as in hours of less transport Published every other Saturday morning, by we may;
Dorr & HowLAND, Worcester, (Mass.) at $1 Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny a year, payable in advance. prime,
O Agents paying five dollars will be entiBut affection is warmest when these fade a led to receive six copies. way.
Letters, intended for THE TALISMAN, When we see the first charın of our youth pass
must be post paid to insure attention.
GRIFFIN AND MORRILL....PRINTERS.
NOVEMBER 1, 1828.
to her eyes.
content in days that are past.” “ But will
you not return when the robin sings to the FOR THE TALISMAN.
morning, when the rivers burst from the mounA SCENE FROM 976.
tains, and the vallies resound with the glad “ Yes, you are doomed to leave me: but An
voices of spring ? 0), I shall watch with an anxdrew, O when will you return? inform me
ious eye for you; I shall guard, I shall cherish
and nurture the roses in your favorite bower; now, that I may not lengthen the tedious in: | and will you not reiurn to behold their bloom?" tervening hours by hopeless anticipation ; tell
And she wiped away the tears that sprung inme, that I may trim our cottage to welcome
“ I fear,” said Andrew, “that your return." The young but manly warrior who was thus addressed, threw off, with a bas.
I am sacrificing that patriot spirit which should
animate every soul at the present day, upon ty motion, the nodding plume thal waved upon his head, and pressing the hand that beat | whispers of my heart inform me that there can
the altar of conjugal affection; and yet the in unison with his, answered, ---Adaline, ask not that of me; you know that a veil of mys- || line, you have heard the shout of Liberty,you
te no sweeter, no worthier sacrifice. Adalery is darkly drawn over the future;
have heard the summons of my country, which "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of calls me to aid in her rescue. Oppression is fate,
bearing his iron hand upon us, and tyranny All but the page prescribed, their present has thrown galling fetters around us. But let state,"
us believe that the oppressor is building his and therefore, let us forget to think upon days temples in vain ; that his bulwarks shall fall which are yet to come, and meditate only up- | before the united power of an injured people, on the present ; for surely the sorrows which l and his barriers crumble to dust at the fearful this day's sun has brought upon us, are of suf- voice of opposing Liberty. It is the hour when ficient magnitude without increasing them by a struggling land is calling upon all her forces anticipating those of to-morrow. Yes, it is to be put in operation, and I must depart; but painful for congenial hearts to sever, for the when we are separated, and you are smiling ties of affection to be thus severely tried. But, to the smiles of that infant cherub, press its shall that tendril of friendship, that wreath of precious lips to your own, and deem it a tomutual love which has been so fondly cheroken sent over the rude between us, from ished between us now wither? No my Ada || his departed father.” The warrior seized bis line, though the hills and the forests rise, a arms, hastened a way to the place of rendezvous, weary distance between us, though the roar followed by the eyes of her whom he loved, of the cannon strikes my ear and its flashes until distance dimmed her vision. dazzle my eye, yet the image of her whose Many and almost insurmountable were the love is the strongest cord that binds my soul trials of our forefathers, the heroes of the revto its frail tenement shall be before me. It olutionary struggle. A young and feeble counshall nerve my arm in the fight, it shall sweeten try, groaning under the merciless lash of desmy cup of bitterness when on the weary march. I potic power, was their habitation; an avariWhen the din of warring hosts, and the clash. cious king, zealous for the exaltation of his ing of their arms is around me, then I will love | kingdom and subjects at home, at the expense to think of you, and of the quietude in which of the injury, degredation, and servility of you are placed. Should I be tormented by those abroad, was their ruler. They could pain or hunger, then will I love to think of not brook the numerous injuries to which they you. Should the enemy drag me in iron shack. were subjected, their manly spirits resolved to les to merciless bondage, then will I love to ronse and spurn with open hostility the source think of you. Should my days be harrassed from whence these wrongs had sprung. They by unceasing sorrows, then will I love to think came forth, an enthusiastic band, and blew of you ; and, knowing as I do, that the life of the trumpet of defiance upon their hills, which every man must inevitably be chequered with ceased only, to yield its place to the echoing clouds of woe, mine shall be mitigated by an peal of deliverance. This was the fated 'time assurance that I have tasted the full cup of That tried men's souls,' and this too, was the
time of the parting which has been delineated. the lonely mother; she knew that she must Many were the partings of a similar nature in pass the icy winter with her darling child, that fearful day. Age was called to bid adieu while he who was her support was stationed to large circles of offsprings, and youth, in its at a garrison, so far distant as to preclude all full vigor was summoned to sever from kind. hopes of hearing occasionally of his welfare. red and friends, perchance to yield its breath That winter passed, the spring came forth in the cannou's mouth, upon the tented field with an airy step and a song of gladness upon of battle. All the tender feelings,the passions, the earth. There was joyfulness notwithstandthe sympathies of the human heart were cal- || ing the struggle in which our country was enled up, and put in requisition beneath every gaged, for the spirits which are attendant uproof.
op spring find no depression. But this gaiety Andrew Sanford was a man of amiable dis entered not into the confines of one dwelling ; position, and of tender feelings; but, when the heart of Adaline knew no renovated lighthis country's existence was at stake, he was ness, but on the contrary, became more and endowed with the most heroic fortitude. He more depressed; not that she could not bear had been educated under the guidance of a a protracted separation, but now six long and father, who was well aware of the necessity of dismal months had elapsed and she had re“training up a child in the way he should go, ceived po tidings from Andrew. The camand, following the precepts as well as exam- || paign opened and battles were fought, still he ples of that father, he had passed so far upon came not, neither did she become acquainted the journey of life, unknown to the evil quali- || with his situation. Her spirits became depresties which cast so dark a stigma upon the char sed by this suspense, and she gave way to the acter of man. He was poor, but virtuous pov. most dismal forebodings. Had he forgotten erty is honorable ; and yet, by his persevering his house? she upbraided herself for admitting industry and frugality he had accumulated a so calumnious a thought. Had he fallen besufficient sum to purchase his little cottage, || fore the enemy? Alas, combining circumstanand here, after having united his hand and his ces rendered this but too probable. Thus did heart, with one who was the choice of his she commune with herself full many a day, younger days, he found a home of happiness. I while the rose which bloomed upon her cheek The phantoms for which men in exalted life seemed hurrying to decay. But she did not forever wrangle were unknown to him. All neglect her domestic avocations; she recolmost unmingled felicity had been his portion, || lected her pledge to cherish the bower of roses until the trump of battle sounded through A- || and she kept it inviolate ; although, as she merica's forests. Andrew, it is true, had been wrought around their little roots with a paina participator in the injuries which were the sul pleasure, she often felt that her toil was precursors of the war. He had beheld with || useless, “ for," said she, "he will not return an indignant eye the conduct of that nation to see their bloom." Why is it that virtue whose standard has been dyed with the blood must pass through the furnace of affliction ?-of every country, and before whose feets the Why should female goodness be sullied with world was ready to tremble. But calamities || worldly sorrows? How can this be answered, however large, which fall upon a nation, will but that it is the fate of mankind. But Adabe but slightly felt by individuals. Of this | line had not reached the summit of her afficAndrew was well aware, and, situated as tions. That nursling infant upon whose sweet he was, in so humble a sphere of life, he would little countenance she beheld plainly delinehave preferred that his country should still ated the features of its father, was falling a suffer her steel to remain unmolested in the prey to disease. How did she watch, with all scabbard, than forego all his domestic enjoy- | a mother's anguish, the slow progress of sickments, and the happiness which was concen ness wasting upon its form. How did she trated in his home. But when the die was dream of days departed, as she gazed upon its cast, when the watchword was spoken, and || pallid features and beheld the expression of contending countries were rushing in arms its sire in every lineament; and how were her impetuously to battle, io contend for life and sorrows augmented by anticipating the day liberty, he was endowed with a sufficient love when she should be left alone upon a cheerof country to cause him to go without repining. I less world. There is a sublimity in the forti.
Adaline mourned her separation as it merit. tude and patience of woman in sustaining afed to be mourned, with all the intenseness of fictions, and although her heart may eventua feeling heart. Her's was not the evanescent ally give way to the tempests of the world's love of enthusiastic and changeable youth, but sorrow, yet it falls not like that of man; his the pure and strong regard of long cherished sinks in a moment, as the oak is riven by the friendship, ripened to its full maturity. It | thunderbolt, but her's bends gently like the was autumn when Andrew was called away, pliant willow, and at last, when unable to susthe forest was putting away its vernal hue, | iain the force, falls noiselessly io the earth. and changing to a sallow paleness; the che The hand of death was fast drawing a veil quered clouds of a cooler sky were hovering over the brow of the mourning mother's infant, over the earth, and all decaying nature pro -daylight's last tinges were lingering upon claimed a dying year. This sober-suited sea the hills when a faint knock was heard at the son contributed much to the melancholy of Il door, and a soldier entered the room. What
conflicting emotions, what varied dreams of " Alas! our young affections run lo waste, delight rushed instantly across the brain of Or water bui the desert," Adaline ; she rushed to meet him whom she loved, but an unknown countenance and a
might be truly inscribed upon the title-page of stern eye met her fond gaze; she fell back into
many a bachelor's bistory, as the true index her chair, in all the agony of disappointed ex
to the barrenness of his consanguinities. And pectations. The heart of the soldier was melt.
it is very frequently, individuals who in early ed into sympathy at the scene before him, life, were in a peculiar degree endowed with and he, indeed, could pour healing balsam up
a aspen-like susceptibilities, and feelings of ou her wounded spirit. He had brought a let
the most trangible temperament, who in after from Andrew; this was a messenger of joy
ter years, grow misanthropic in their habits, to her afflicted heart, and had she not felt ihe | apathetic towards the influence of female weight of another sorrow, she would have Nothing falls with such a blighting and devas
charms and callous to the general world.-been comparatively happy.
Summer came, but Adaline had seen her | tating influence upon an ardent and enthusibud of promise laid beneath the clay cold turf.
astic disposition, as the fondest hopes of the The child had gone down to the grave, bu: | human bosom procrastinated, and fically denot unwept; there were tears of real woe'shed stroyed. So withering a blow to impassioned at its departure from this "vale of tears.”_
impulses imparts a tinge of melancholly, if What words shall now pourtray the situation
not of cynical bitterness to all the pages of af
ter existence, and where we see a bachelor of this forlorn child of affliction, who was
whose circumstances in life have always been doomed to bow beneath such adverse winds upon a stormy sea ? We will not attempt the respectable, we either pity him as one of disdescription, but hasten to show how much appointed hopes, or despise him as one of con
tracted principles. Yet there are other and happier was her lot, after having born with fortitude her afflictions, than were thousands important causes which may be ascertained as of others, who were placed in a similar situa
sources of celibacy. Many men who really tion during that trying period. Another year
possess, or who arrogate to themselves pecupassed slowly and sadly away, without bring. || their search for a wife, picture as the object
liar and remarkable properties of mind, in ing any farther tidings from her absent lord. As she was sitting one fine afternoon in spring, personal and intellectual endowments, that
of that search, some creature so immaculate in pale and emaciated, at her window, she beheld a person coming towards her dwelling : | of the beings of their imaginations; thus the
the ordinary specimens of women fall far short there was something in his appearance that reminded her of better days. She knew that I beydey of youth and feeling evaporates long it was Andrew. He came from battle, not a
before this delusion of self arrogance is disconquerer with the laurel crown of victory, to lation is changed, and whose fidelity is revolu.
pelled. There are others again whose admira palace of festivity; but a humble soldier to a humble cottage. Yet all he loved on earth tionized, merely that they have discovered was there ; and his was happiness superior to
their object of idolatry a. mere moral, affected that of the victor who has conquered a nation.
with the same weaknesses and propensities as
the rest of mankind. These nice men generHe met the partner of his former years with undiminished love, but when he turned with ally become old bachelors, and like Philander a father's anxiety to search for his infant treas.
in the story, are miserable in their old age beure, his eye fell upon a vacant cradle; the ing sisort of an angel worthy of them when
cause they were fools enough to believe nothchild's voice was not heard echoing from the walls, or resounding in the air, and he went
young. It is true it sometimes happens, that
a man may live more than two score years in the height of his sorrow, and plucked a new blown rose from that arbor which Adaline bad
without having met a creature who could so fondly cherished, and whose pendant boughs || than friendship, and consequently by that
kindle up the day dreams of a fonder emotion waved 'mournfully in the breeze, and shed time, loses all susceptibility, and becomes a their scented leaves upon the little grave of bachelor through fate. He is one to be la. his lovely child.
mented, and with such, all philanthropists
would sympathize. Jo this country the affecCELIBACY.
tions are far more important and paramount in
the formation of marriage covenants, than in We have frequently looked round among | England, and it is asserted by a modern writour acquaintance, and asked who seemed the
er of some pretensions, that in England people most felicitous through life, the married man marry in fear-love in terror and pray that or the bacnelor. Almost invariably has the the marriage bed may prove unfruitful. The reply been in favor of the former, and as in birth of a child, instead of being considered as variably have we traced the causes of celib a blessing, is looked upon as a curse, and a acy to exist either in an avaricious tempera numerous progeny considered an unfortunate ment of mind, an apathy to all generous im- l visitation of Heaven. Cases of this kind are pulses or social sensibilities, or in a first disap numerous in the medium state of English sopointed and unrequited appropriation of the ciety, and the principal cause assigned, is the affections.
increase of expences which the maintenance