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course, unappreciated. At length he devised || then—wby, if nobody wants to marry a plan for bringing himself into notice. He them, they shall comfort me in my old took a rattan, walked over the way to Mr. Smith's store, and without saying a word as

age, and help to bear up my spirit, when topished the unoffending Mr. S. with a terri

aboul to return to bim who gave it. ble flogging. A prosecution followed, our I am an oldfashioned fellow, it is true; young lawyer made a splendid speech, show- | but I recollect when I got married I made ed what he was, was fined $500, and was im

unt of money, and if I was agoing mediately retained in the suits of importance. Il to marry again, I would look for a poor He has since made a large fortune by his profession.-N. Y. Courier.

girl rather than a rich one. If I have a wife, a good one is essential to my happiness, and riches are not. The Athe

nian general was right: “ I had rather MARRIAGE.

marry my daughter to a man without an 6. Took his stand

estate than to an estate without a man.” Upon a widow's jointure land.” 6. Mammon wins his way where sera phs might despair.”

ALL IN THE FAMILY.--The Editor of a WesThere is one apology in the increas

tern paper makes a strange apology for the ing extravagance of the modern fair, for

non-appearance of his paper. He says his the ridiculous rage that exists among wife had gone to camp-meeting, and he was gentlemen, after rich sweethearts; and || obliged to stay at home and take care of his maidens have a pot less tenable excuse

children. for making sure of a full purse, since an empty head is very likely to accompa

A writer who professes himself to be a great admirer of the works of antiquity, exclaims,

in a tone of triumph, 'Where do you meet with The really prudent and somewhat || any modern buildings that have lasted so long homebred man, feels obliged to relin

as those of the ancients ! quish the idea of marriage altogether, or defer it to a late period, because it is When Bajazet, after his defeat, was carried justly considered a bazardous adventure into the presence of Timur Lench, that is, Ti

mur the Lame, vulgarly Tamerlane, that monto marry on the score of supporting the

arch burst into a laugh on perceiving that expenses of modern living.

Bajazet had but one eye. The Turk, who The first inquiry that our young men

could ill brook such rudeness, said fiercely, make now, when a woman is proposed you may deride my misfortunes, Timur ; but for a wife, is, " is she rich ?” and for va

remember that they might have happened to

you. The disposal of kingdoms is in the hands riety or a salvo, “ is she handsome ???

of God; and they depend on his will. Timur Let a husband die and leave a rich wid- | replied, with equal haughtiness, I agree with uw or a rich heiress drop into the mark- your observation, and I did not laugh at your et, and, Lord bless us! how the beaux misfortune, but at a reflection that just occur

red to my mind, how little value thrones and scamper.

sceptres possess in the judgment of God, --Hound like,

who has taken a kingdom from a man with In full cry to catch her."

one eye, to give it to another with one leg. If there is any shame in this state of things; if sacrificing feelings, that should In the Limerick paper, an Irish gentleman, have their source in the most generous || cautions the public against trusting her :

whose lady had absconded from him, thus and elevated considerations, to “beauty | My wife bas eloped from me without rhyme and booty” is worthy of abhorrence,then or reason, and I desire no one will trust her on methinks, the present generation de- | my account, for I am not married to her. serves an unenviable share of “ blushing honor."

Dionysius, the sophist, addressing his audiIt is not very likely I shall have much

ence on the virtues of moderation in the purcash to give with my daughters, and in

suit of pleasure, used to say that a person

should taste honey on the tip of his finger. fact I don't want any to give. God grant they may have good sense, a wholesome

Notes of the Eagle Bank, with the word appearance, unsuspected virtue, affec

Eagle' extracted, so as to read Bank of New tionate hearts, industrious habits, and '' Haven;' are in circulation.

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FOURTH OF JULY.

ENGINE HOSE.-India Rubber has been suc

POETRY. cessfully used for engine hose in England. A trial of two years constant use, has proved it

FOR THE TALISMAN. to be infinitely superior to any other material

THE CRUCIFIXION. for this purpose, on account of its durability and toughness.

The sixth hour came :-o'er Judah's land

of slaves, BANK ROBBERY.—The Exeter Bank, N. H. || A veil of deep prophetic darkness spread ; was robbed the evening of the 14th of $30,000, || Earth groan'd and trembled through her inin specie and bills. A reward of 500 dollars,

most caves, is offered for the apprehension of the Robbers | And nerv’d with horror,rose the mouldring dead. and recovery of the properly.

Well might their ashes leave the quaking

tomb, SUMMARY.

And well might earth, to heaven for vengeance

cry,

When sinners, for whose sake he left his home, There will be a Religious Service in the Condemn'd the Son of God, in shame to die. Baptist Meeting House, in Worcester, on the

"On us, and on our children, be his blood.”— fourth day of July next, appropriate to the oc This, sons of Judah, was your daring cry. casion; to commence at 11 o'clock, A. M. A On

you, and on your children, like a flood collection will be taken at the close of the

It rush'd with ruin, death and infamy. service, in aid of the American Colonization

Long have your sons in heavy bondage Society.

groan'd,

Long been to every land a spoil and prey, CANAL PACKET BOAT.-A Packet Boat is

Hated and scorn'd, -by no communion own'd,

E’en grudg'd the boon of common sympathy. building in Providence, intended for the Blackstone Canal. It is to be fitted up in the best Yet suffering remnant of a guilty race! style for the accommodation of passengers, and

Eternal mercy hath an bour decreed,

When Christ, for Zions King, you shall conit is expected she will be in readiness to make

fess, her first trip as far as Scott's Pond, (about six Bow to his crown of thorns, and kiss his scepmiles from Providence) on the fourth of July.

tre reed.

E. The Packet is to be named the “Lady Carrington."

SCOTLAND.

There is perhaps, no country whose history The Quarterly Examination of the Public 1 excites deeper interest, than that of Scotland. Schools of this village, which commenced It consists of a series of memorable incidents, yesterday, will be closed this forenoon. A each calculated io awaken the strongest sympublic address will be delivered at the Cen-pathies and to call forth the most powerful etre Meeting House, at 3 o'clock, P. M. motions of the bosom. From the usurpation

of Macbeth, to the tragical death of the uniorMarried,

tunate Mary, there is scarcely a reign, but is In Harvard, Mr. Benjamin F. Whitney, to | signalized by some event, manifesting a spirit Miss Louisa Lawrence.

of noble daring, a patriotism unquenchable, In Oakham, Skelton Felton, Esq. to Miss Eliza Green.

and a courage not to be subdued but by death. In Lancaster, Mr. John G. Thurston, to Miss Nor is it human nature on the bright side onHarriet P. Lee, daughter of Seth Lee, Esq. of || ly that is here delineated, but we find exhibBarre.

ited, the effects of the most malignant pas. In Grafton, by Rev. Mr. Searle, Mr. Alger. sions, dark lurking treachery,assassination and non L. Crawford, to Miss Elizabeth L. Fay.

murder in its most terrific forms. The equaliDied,

ty in power of rival chieftains, gathering In Oakham, Miss Mary Marsh.

strength in their mountains and fastnesses, unIn Grafton, Mr. John Warren, aged 60. controlled by an energetic monarchy,- The

In Harvard, Mrs. Agatha H. Sawyer, wife | untamed character of the Highlander ;-the of Mr. Josiah Sawyer, aged 19. In Hopkinton, Mr. John Haven, aged 47.

chivalric spirit of the border noblemen, the In Mendon, Widow Polly Miller, aged 62; | intrigues of foreign Courts, all combined to Mr. Nathan Verry, Jr. aged 27.

produce the interesting incidents so abundant

ly scattered through the Scottish annals. A new interest has been recently given to this history, by the pen of the great Sir Walter Scott,in “The Tales of a Grandfather;" a work more especially intended for the young, but which is not without its interest to the mature in life. Were we to select the chapter of the greatest interest, perhaps it would be that which describes the life and death of Robert Bruce, the restorer of the Scottish Monarchy, the ancestor of the Stuarts and of the present reigning family in Great Britain.

The closing scene has been thrown into verse, by one of our own native bards, in a manner which we esteem peculiarly beautiful, and which we now extract from the Legendary" a recent periodical work, many of whose pages have just claims upon public favor, and the lovers of a chastened style, in modern native poetry. The Bruce's heart is a splendid historical painting, faithfully copied from the original, without any of the sickly sentimental foppery of Moore, or the darker malignity of Byron ; but rather in the manly, dignified style of the no longer Unknown of Scotland whose pen adorns whatever it touches.

But locked within its silver vase,

Next to Lord James's breast,
His heart was journeying on apace,

In Palestine to rest :
While many a noble Scottish knight,

With sable shield and plume,
Rode as its guard, in armor bright,

On to their Saviour's tomb.
Their war steeds pressed the soil of Spain,

And lightning fired their eye,
To mark, in bold and gorgeous train,

Her flower of chivalry.
Alphonso 'gainst the invading Moor

Drew forth his proud array,
And set the serried phalanx sure

To bide the battle fray.
God save ye now, ye gallant band

Or Scottish nobles true !
Good service for the Holy Land

Ye on this field may do.
Forth with the cavalry of Spain

They rode in close array,
And the grim Saracen in vain

Opposed their onward way.
But Douglas, with his falcon glance,

O’erlooking spear and crest,
Saw brave St. Clair with broken lance,

By Moorish foes opprest.
He saw him by a thousand foes

Oppressed and overborne,
And high the blast of rescue rose

From his good bugle horn;
And, reckless of the Moorish spears,

In serried ranks around,
His monarch's heart, oft steeped in tears,

He from his neck unbound,
And Alung it to the battle front,

And cried with laboring breath,
•Pass first, my liege, as thou wert wont-

I'll follow thee to death.'
Stern Osmyn's lance was dire that day,

And keen the Moorish dart,
And there Earl Douglas wounded lay,

Upon the Bruce's heart.
Embalmed in Scotland's holiest tears,

That peerless chieftain fell,
And still the lyre through future years

His glorious deeds shall swell. “The good Lord James,' that honored name

Each lisping child shall call, And all who love the Bruce's fame

Shall mouro the Douglas' fall.

THE BRUCE'S HEART.

TAE couch of death King Robert prest;

His nobles ranged around,
With head declined, and troubled breast,

To list his latest sound.
His temples bathed in painful dew,

The fainting monarch cried, Red Comyn in his sins I slew,

At the high altar's side.

For this, a vow my soul hath bound,

In armed lists to ride,
A warrior to the Holy Ground,

Where my Redeemer died.
Lord James of Douglas ! near me stand,

Firm friend in all my care! Bear thou this heart to that blest land,

A contrite pilgrim there.'

He paused-for on in close pursuit,

With fierce and fatal strife,
He came, who treads with icy foot

Upon the lamp of life.
The brave Earl Douglas, trained to meet

Perils and dangers wild,
Low kneeling at his sovereign's feet

Wept like a weaned child.

WORCESTER TALISMAN. Published every other Saturday morning, by DORR & HOWLAND, Worcester, (Mass.) at $1 a year, payable in advance.

Agents paying five dollars will be entitled to receive six copies.

Letters, intended for THE TALISMAN, must be post paid to insure attention.

Beneath Dunfermline's hallowed nave,

Enwrapt in cloth of gold,
The Bruce's relics found a grave,

Deep in their native mould;

GRIFFIN AND MORRILL....PRINTERS

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BY SIR WALTER SCOTT.

POPULAR TALES.

wickedness of the inhabitants, their communi.

cation with fiends, witches, and fairies, and in THE FORTUNES OF MARTIN WALDECK. I particular, with the woodland goblin of the

Harz. The doctrines of Luther had already

begun to spread among the peasantry, for the The solitudes of the Harz forest in Germa- || incident is placed under the reign of Charles ny, but especially the mountains called Block- || V., and they laughed to scorn the zeal with berg, or rather Brockenberg, are the chosen which the venerable man insisted upon his scene for tales of witches, demons, and ap- | topic. At length, as his vehemence increased paritious. The occupation of the inhabitants, with opposition, so their opposition rose in prowho are either miners or foresters, is of a kind portion to his vehemence. The inhabitants that renders them peculiarly prone to super

did not like to hear an accustomed quiet destition; and the natural phenomena which

mon, who had inhabited the Brockenberg for they witness in persuit of their solitary or sub so many ages, summarily confounded with terraneous profession, are often set down by || Baalpeor, Ashtaroth, and Beelzebub himself, them to the interference of goblics or the pow and condemned without reprieve to the boter of magic. Among the various legends current tomless Tophet. The apprehensions that the in that wild country, there is a favourite one spirit might avenge himself on them for listenwhich supposes the Harz to be haunted by a ing to such an illiberal sentence, added to their sort of tutelar denon, in the shape of a wild national interest in his behalf. A travelling man, of huge stature, his head wreathed with friar, they said, that is here to-day and away oak leaves, and his middle cinctured with the I to-morrow, may say what he pleases, but it is same, bearing in his hand a pine torn up by we, the ancient inhabitants of the country, the roots. It is certain that many persons pro

that are left at the mercy of the insulted defess to have seen such a form traversing, with mon, and must, of course, pay for all. Under huge strides, the opposite ridge of a mountain, the irritation occasioned by these reflections, when divided from it by a narrow glen; and the peasants from injurious language betook indeed the fact of the apparition is so general- | themselves to stones, and having pebbled the ly admitted, that modern scepticism has only || priest pretty handsomely, they drove him out

found refuge by ascribing it to optical decep- of the parish against demons elsewhere. ! tion.

Three young men, who had been present In elder times, the intercourse of the demon and assisting upon this occasion, were upon with the inhabitants was more familiar, and ac their return to the but, where they carried on cording to the traditions of the Harz, he was the laborious and mean occupation of prepar. wont, with the caprice usually ascribed to these ing charcoal for the smelting furnaces. On earth-born powers, to interfere with the affairs the way, their conversation naturally turned of mortals, sometimes for their weal, sometimes upon the demon of the Harz and the doctrine

But it was observed, that even of the capuchin. Max and George Waldeck, his gifts often turned out, in the long run, fa the two elder brothers, although they allowed tal to those on whom they were bestowed, and the language of the capuchin to have been init was no uncommon thing for the pastors, in discreet, and worthy of censure, as presuming their care for their flock, to compose long ser to determine upon the precise character and mons, the burthen whereof was a warning a abode of the spirit, yet contended it was dangainst having any intercourse, direct or indi- | gerous, in the highest degree, to accept of his rect, with the Harz demon. The fortunes of gifts, or hold any communication with him. Martin Waldeck have been often quoted by He was powerful, they allowed, but wayward the aged to their giddy children, when they | and capricious, and those who had intercourse were heard to scoff at a danger which appear with him seldom came to a good end. Did he ed visionary.

not give the brave knight, Ecbert of Raben. A travelling capuchin had possessed himself wald, that famous black steed, by means of of the pulpit of the thatched church at a little which he vanquished all the champions at the hamlet caller Morgenbrodt, lying in the Harz | great tournament at Bremen? and did not the district, from which he declaimed against the same steed afterward precipitate itself, with

for their wo.

TO BE CONTINUED.

ure?

its rider into an abyss so deep and fearful,that surrounded by some figures that appeared to neither horse nor man was ever seen more? wheel around it with antic gestures. Max at Had he not given to Dame Gertrude Trodden, first bethought him of calling up his brothers; a curious spell for making butter come? and but recollecting the daring character of the was she not burnt for a witch by the grand youngest, and finding it impossible to wake criminal judge of the Electorate, because she the elder without also disturbing him-conavailed herself of his gift? But these and ma ceiving also what he saw to be an illusion of ny other instances which they quoted, of mis- || the demon, sent, perhaps, in consequence of chance and ill-luck ultimately attending upon the venturous expression used by Martin on the apparent benefits conferred by the Harz the preceding evening, he thought it best to spirit, failed to make any impression upon Mar- betake himself to the safeguard of such prayers tin Waldeck, the youngest of the brothers. as he could murmur over, and to watch, in

Martin was youthful, rash, and impetuous; || great terror and annoyance, this strange and excelling in all the exercises which distinguish alarming apparition. After blazing for some a mountaineer, and brave and undaunted from time, the fire faded gradually away into darkhis familiar intercourse with the dangers that ness, and the rest of Max's watch was only attended them. He laughed at the timidity disturbed by the remembrance of its terrors. of his brothers. “Tell me not of such folly,' he said: the demon is a good demon-he lives among us as if he were a peasant like ourselves-haunts the lonely crags and recess

THE ITALIAN DIVER, es of the mountains like a huntsman or goat In the times of Frederic, king of Sicily, berd--and he who loves the Harz forest and there lived a celebrated diver, whose name its wild scenes cannot be indifferent to the fate

was Nicolas, and who from his amazing skill of the hardy children of the soil. But, if the in swimming, and his perseverance under wademon were as malicious as you would make | ter, was surnamed the Fish. This man had him, how should he derive power over mortals from his infancy been used to the sea; and who barely avail themselves of his gifts, with earned his scanty subsistence by diving for out binding themselves to submit to his pleas- || corals and oysters, which he so!d to the villagWhen you carry your charcoal to the

ers ashore. His long acquaintance with the furnace, is not the money as good that is paid || sea, at last brought it to be almost his natural you by blaspheming Blaize, the old reprobate element. He frequently was known to spend overseer, as if you got it from the pastor him- | five days in the midst of the waves, without self? It is not the goblin's gifts which can any other provisions than the fish which he endanger you then, but it is the use you shall caught there and ate raw.

He often swam make of them that you must account for. over from Sicily into Calabria a tempestuous And were the demon to appear to me at this and dangerous passage, carrying letters from moment, and indicate to me a gold or silver | the king. He was frequently known to swim mine, I would begin to dig away even before among the gulfs of the Lipari Islands, no way his back were turned, and I would consider apprehensive of danger. myself as under protection of a much Greater Some marriners, out at sea one day, observthan he, while I made a good use of the wealth ed something at some distance from them, he pointed out to me.'

which they regarded as a sea monster; but, To this the elder brother replied, that wealth upon its near approach, it was known to be ill won was seldom well spent, while Martin Nicolas, whom they took into their ship. presumptuously declared, that the possession when they asked him whither he was going of all the treasures of the Harz would not make in so stormy and rough a sea, and at such a the slightest alteration on his habits, morals, || distance from land, he shewed them a packet or character.

of letters which he was carrying to one of the His brother entreated Martin to talk less towns of Italy, exactly done up in a leather wildly upon this subject, and with some diffi- | bag, in such a manner as that they could not culty contrived to withdraw his attention by be wetted by the seal. After eating a hearty calling it to the consideration of an approach- | meal with the mariners, he took his leave, and ing boar-chase. This talk brought them to jumping into the sea pursued his voyage alone. their hut, a wretched wigwam, situated upon In order to aid these powers of enduring the one side of a wild, narrow, and romantic dell, | deep, nature seemed to have assisted him in in the recesses of the Brokenberg. They re a very extraordinary manner; for the spaces leased their sister from attending upon the op- | between his fingers and toes were webbed eration of charring the wood, which requires as in a goose ; and his chesi became so very constant attention, and divided among them- | capacious that he could take in, at one inspiselves the duty of watching it by night, ac ration, as much breath as would serve him for cording to their custom, one always waking a whole day. while his brothers slept.

The account of so extraordinary a person Max Waldeck, the eldest, watched during | did not fail to reach the king himself, who, the two first hours of the night, and was con actuated by the general curiosity, ordered that siderably alarmed, by observing upon the op- || Nicolas should be brought before him. It was posite bank of the glen, or valley, a huge fire no easy matter to find Nicolas, who generally

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