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spent his time in the solitudes of the deep ; THE FORAGING PARTY. but at last, however, after searching, he was
A REVOLUTIONARY TALE. found and brought before his Majesty. The curiosity of this monarch had been long excit
In the latter part of the spring of the ed by the accounts which he had heard of the year 1777, a well mounted cavalier was bottom of the gulf of Charybdis; he now, seen wioding his way along the well therefore, conceived that it would be a proper | beated road that led from to the opportunity to have more certain information. He accordingly commanded our poor diver to
in South Carolina. It
village of examine the bottom of this dreadful whirlpool,
was a beautiful day-the sun was flashand, as an incitement to his obedience, order- | ing in mid-day splendor; while the a golden cup to be flung in it. Nicolas was cool zephyr passed along with a gentle not insensible of the danger to which he was
and reviving flow. The uniform in exposed ; danger best known only to himself; and he therefore presumed to remonstrate;
which he was dressed showed him to be but the hopes of the reward, the desire of an American officer; the continental pleasing the king, and the pleasure of showing troops being then iu that vicinity. The his skill, at last prevailed.--He instantly jump- || high spirited animal on which he was ed into the gulf, and was swallowed as instant- | mounted, showed by the sweat and ly up in its bosom. He continued for three
foam which coursed down his flanks, quarters of an hour below; during which time the king and his attendants remained upon
that his rider was on ap errand of presthe shore anxious for his fate, but he at last | sing import. appeared buffeting upon the surface, holding As they arrived near a large and elthe cup in triumph in one hand and making egant mansion that stood a little distance his way good among the waves with the oth
from the highway, and whose white It may be supposed he was received with applause upon his arrival on shore : the cup || pillared sides, peeping through the was made the reward of his adventure; the green foliage of a thick grove of shade king ordered him to be taken prompt care of: trees in which it was embowered, indiand, as he was somewhat fatigued and debil- | cated the abode of plenty and elegance, itated by his labor, after an hearty meal hel both horse and rider seemed to recogwas put to bed, and permitted to refresh himself by sleeping. When his spirits were thus
nize it as a well known place. Our rested, bis account of the wonders he had seen
cavalier dismounted at the gate, and dewas to the following effect. He would never, livered bis charge to an old negro dohe said, have obeyed the king's commands mestic, who, by a profound bow, and a had he been apprized of half the dangers that I grin which stretched his mouth from were before him. There were four things, he said, which rendered the gulf dreadful, not on
ear to ear, accompanied by a " How is ly to men, but to the fishes themselves: first massa to-day,” testified his respects for the fear of the water bursting up from the bot the gentleman, while his patting and tom, which requires great strength to resist ; | rubbing down the horse showed his reevery side threatened destruction ; thirdly the gard for that animal. The cavalier was force of the whirlpool dashing against those
met at the door by a venerable looking rocks ; and fourthly, the number and magni- || old gentleman, whose silver headand furtude of the polipus fish, some of which appear-rowed cheek contrasted poorly with his ed as large as a man, and which, every where erect person and firm step,and by a bloomsticking against the rocks, projected their fib-ing young Hebe, apparently about 18. rous arms to entangle him. Being asked how he was able so readily to find the cup that had
He was welcomed by both--by the forbeep thrown in, he replied that it happened to
mer with a blunt frankoess, and by the be flung by the waves into the cavity of a rock || latter with a bashful emotion and crimagainst which he himself was urged in his de- soned cheek, which together with the
This account, however, did not satis- | lustre emitted from her dark eye, told fy the king's curiosity : being requested to
an unrevealed tale of plighted vows and venture once more into the gulf for further discoveries, he at first refused; but the king, de- pure affection. After a few inquiries sirous of having the most exact information respecting the state of the army, and possible of all things to be found in the gulf learning that their visiter was to return repeated his solicitations; and, to give them that day, the old gentleman left the still greater weighi, produced a larger cup than the former, and added also a purse of young couple in the parlor. gold. Upon these considerations the unfortu
" Why do you return 60 soon, Ednate Diver once again plunged into the whirl | ward," said the young lady; "though pool, and was dever heard of more.
perhaps,” she added with a smile, you
find more attractive company at the The two contending armies had at camp than you do here, with a super length taken position within a few miles annuated old man and his dull daughter.” of the residence of Mr. Belmont; and
"I believe you always delight in do- Edward had an opportunity of frequenting me injustice when you have an op- || ly visiting his paternal roof, and one portunity,” he retorted, “and by way of that was dearer to him than his own exretaliation, I always feel inclined to take istence. The reader may probably have revenge on those sweet lips for all those || already identified him with the cavalier severe things which they say against me." || heretofore mentioned. He had made
It may bere be proper to give an ex bis visit possibly for the last time, and planation of the incidents which have the army was to remove from its posibeen related. Mr. Belmont, the vene tion in a day or two, and an engagerable old gentleman heretofore mention- || ment was expected soon to take place. ed, was an opulent planter. He had After having bid farewell to Harriet early in life lost a devoted and affection- | and her father, he mounted his steed ate wife, who had left him but one re and set out on his return to the camp. membrance of her loveliness and excel. Just before entering the confines of a lence, a lovely little daughter; and all forest, he was suddenly aroused from a his hopes and wishes had naturally been deep reverie by the appearance of a bound
and centered in her. Harriet | soldier in British uniform. He shortenBelmont had bloomed into womanhood ed his rein, seated himself firmly on his adorned with all that loveliness of per: saddle, drew a pistol and cocked it, and son, and those qualities of mind that a ordered the man to stand. doating father could wish. An early in " Arrah, honey, and faith, that's what timacy had ensued between her and Ed. I will,” said the loquacious. Hibernian, ward Courtney, the son of a profession- "for by the shoul of St. Patrick, may al gentleman, who resided in the neigh- my pocket's nap be eternally closed if borhood. The intimacy ripened into an any mothers son on earth was iver half attachment of the tenderest nature, | so tired as Dennis O'Flagbert.” which was viewed with pleasure by After interrogating him for some time, both families. Edward had at the com- | Capt. Courtney learned that he was a mencement, a rival, though not a dan-deserter. Upon questioning him more gerous one, in George Anson, who was closely, the Irishman, after some circumequally detested by Harriet and her fa- || locution, informed him that Capt. Anson ther;-by the former, for his disagree was to command in person a foraging able manners and base principles, and party which was to make an excursion the disgusting importunity with which that evening into the neighborhood of he forced himself into her company, and Mr. Belmont's residence. Conviction by the latter, who was a firm and reso flashed
upon the mind of Capt. Courtlute whig, for his torified principles. Atney that villainy was intended, for he length the clarion of war broke the still well knew Apson to be a savage, relentcalmness of peace in that section of the less disposition, and destitute of all honcountry. It is well known that in the orable principle. Immediately on reachstruggle for freedom and independence ing the camp he conducted the deserter which the then colonies maintained with to head quarters. After giving an acthe mother country, a few were found count of what had transpired, he requestbase enough to lend their aid in attempted permission to head a party to be sent iog rivet upon them the chaids of out that night to counteract the operatyranny and oppression. Among this tions of the enemy. His request was few was found George Anson. He re- granted; and after receiving informaceived a commission in the British army, tion of the deserter as to the intended and was appointed to the command of a route of the enemy, the necessary ordvolupteer company of royalists. Ed- ers were given, and preparations were ward Courtney joined the cause of free-made, Capt. Courtney and his party set dom and was subsequently elevated to out immediately after dark. It was a the rank of captaia.
beautiful evening; the round silver
moon shed forth her rays in magnifi- ) enemy surrendered; and Capt. Anson cent splendor, and enlivened the pleas- was thus prevented from wreaking his ing face of nature; and the scene seem vengeance upon Mr. Belmont and bis ed little calculated for one of deadly || family. strife. Capt. Courtney placed his men Capt. Couriney, after serving through in a ravine in a small skirt of woods, || the war, was rewarded with the band through which he expected the enemy of Miss Belmoni, and is now a cheerful, were to pass. Here they silently wait. Il gray headed old man, and often recounts ed their approach. At length the al- to his grand children the events of the most poiseless tread of a body of men night on which he commanded the “forgave notice that they were approach. || aging party.”—New Haven Chronicle. ing. After a second time giving orders to his men, which he enjoined them to
BIOGRAPHICAL. obey strictly, Capt. Courtney allowed the enemy to approach, which they did LIFE OF LORD LYTTLETON. in a careless and unsuspecting manner.
Thomas, Lord Lyttelton, was the only son When sufficiently near, Capt. Courtney of the venerable and illustrious author of the stretched his line across the road sud- / History of Henry the Second.
This unhappy young man was remarkable denly, and called upon the British to | for an early display, and flagitious prostitution surrender. Capt. Anson upon seeing of great abilities. That he would not only be who commanded the American force, his a libertine, but a libertine destroyed, was a decwhole soul set on fire by the burning laration prophetic of his fall, which he is said, wish for revenge, and notwithstanding
on good authority, to have uttered with an
oath when only twelve years of age. Yet, the superiority of the Americans in point with all his vices and a total absence of morof number, he ordered his men to “ fire | al principle, he attained no small consequence on the d-d rebels." They obeyed and as parliamentary speaker, and without applithe fire was returned with fury by the cation on his part, was appointed Chief JusAmericans. In the mean time, a party
tice in Eyre, a sinecure, which his father, a which Capt. Courtney had placed for | ities both of head and heart, could ever pro
man of dignified sentiment and excellent qual. that purpose, suddenly came up upon the rear of the British, and the fight be This illustrious wanderer from the paths of came very unequal. It was the fortune propriety and virtue, united with shameless of the two commanders to engage band profiigacy, and a front which no blush had ev
er disconcerted, a weakness not often to be to band singly. Deadly hate was stamp || found in minds enlightened by education and ed upon the countenance of either op
a knowledge of the world: he believed that ponent, as quick and rapid thrusts were apparitions occasionly visited the earth, and exchanged between them. After a few would frequently ring his bell with violence, moments of desperate strife, Capt. Court
at midnight, for the servanis, who, on enterney disarmed bis antagonist, and closing || ting in bed, in a cold sweat, with a counte
ing his appartment, generally found him sitin with him, hurled him to the ground.
nance evincing every symptom of terror and “Surrender thyself, thou traitor to dismay. thy country," said he, " or by the light
These visitations of a guilty conscience, or of yon pale moon, I will with one blow a disordered imagination, were probably prosend your spirit into the presence of a
duced, or sometimes aggravated, by intoxica
and he would oblige one or more of his Being to whom it will be hard to ren domestics to sit with him for the remainder of der an account for your crimes.”
the night. "May it be eternally lost first,” said The man who has passed a life of enormity his antagonist, and snatching a pistol | needs not, I believe, be haunted by any spirit from his belt, he had brought it to a
more terrific than the stinging reflection of
crimes unrepenied of, time mis-spent, and tal. dead level, when with a single blow ents uncultivated. Capt. Courtoey stabbed him in the heart
I hope, for the honor of human nature, that and sent his spirit unreconciled into the many anecdotes related of him, and many depresence of his Maker. With a convul- || clarations attributed to him, had no other sive grasp, he pulled the trigger, and foundation than that kind of bravado which the ball just grazed the head of his ad- produce. Many of them, I am persuaded, de
drunkenness and iniquitous vanity too often versary. After loosing their leader the || duce their origin from one of his well known
associates of cærulean countenance and infa Under the influence of such habits as these, mous life.
with a suitable dependence on Providence for The death of Lord Lyttelton was hastened a blessing on the labor of your hands, you will by overheating himself in running or walking || bave a good foundation to rest your hope upfor a wager, and incautiously drinking after it. on, for success in whatever business you may His preternatural prepossessions followed him be employed. to the last. In his fatal illness, he persisted that the curtain, drawn back by an invisible A SENSIBLE REASONER.--A , traveller ex. hand,opened at the foot of his bed, and pre- 1 pressed his surprise to an inbabitant of Lisbon, sented to his sight a fluttering dove. This
that they should have ventured to raise their conviction, produced by a disturbed mind, de houses to such a height in a town so lately lirium, or a dream, no argument, nor mode of | overthrown by an earthquake. demoustrating his mistake, could ever remove. It is because it has been so lately overthrown,
A collection of letters were published soon he replied, that we venture ; for as other capafter his death, supposed to be written by bim
itals in Europe deserve an earthquake as much which I read with great pleasure. This pro as Lisbon, it is reasonable to believe that they duction of Mr. Coombe, the eccentric author all will be oyerihrown in their turn, according of The Diaboliad, is said by good judges to to their deserts ; and, of course, it will be a contain letters on the score of composition, || long time before it comes round to Lisbon a. sentiment, and language, exactly such as Lord
gain. Lyttelton would have written. It is a sort of epistolary portrait, a picture of his mind, a strong likeness, and the work of an able hand.
A barber at Portsea has the following curiPort Folio.
ous inscription over his door :-"Chins operated upon without laceration, or incision, by
Simon Fraser, shaver to the Philanthropic soMISCELLANY.
HINTS TO MEN OF BUSINESS.
In the year 1759, Dr. Will wrote a pamphlet Superintend in person as much of your busi- || entitled, '' To David Garrick, Esq. the petiness as practicable, and observe with a watch
tion of the Letter I, in behalf of himself and ful eye, the management of what is necessarily || sisters." The purport of it was to charge committed to the agency of others.
Mr. Garrick with some words including the Never lose sight of the powerful influence
letter I, as U, in furm for firm, vurtue for vir. of example, and be careful in the management | tue, and others.--The pamphlet is now forgotof your concerns, to recommend by your own
ten; but the following Epigram, which Mr. personal practice, uniform habits of active, in
Garrick wrote upon the occasion, deserves to terested and persevering diligence to those in
be preserved as one of the best in Language.your employ.
To Dr. Will, upon his petition of the letter Be prompt and explicit in your instructions || I, to David Garrick, Esq. to your agents, and let it be understood by them that you expect they will execute the
If 'tis true, as you say, that I have injured a same in strict conformity thereto.
letler, Let no common amusements interfere or min- I'll change my note soon, as I hope for the gle with your business; make them entirely
better ; distinct employments.
May the just rights of letters, as well as of men, Dispatch at once, if possible, whatever
Hereafter be fixt by the tongue and the pen ;
you may take in hand ; if interrupted by unavoid | Most devoutly I wish they may both have able interference, resume and finish it as soon
their due, as the obstruction is removed.
And that I may never be mistaken for U. Beware of self-indulgence ; no business can possibly thrive under the shade of its influence. The editor of the Reading Journal says that
Do not assume to yourself more credit for he has tried the experiment of pouring boiling what you do, than you are entitled to, rather
water on the roots of a Peach tree, the leaves be content with a little less; the public mind
of which had become sear and dry, and the will always discover where merit is due.
limbs in a rapid state of decay-in one week Familiarize \yourself with your account
it began to revive, and in three weeks it was books, keep them accurately, and frequently covered with a new foliage, and new vigorous investigate and adjust their contents. This is
shoots are putting out, in all directions." an important item.
Cultivate domestic habits, for this your iamily if you have one, has a strong and undeni. Navarino hats, which sold three weeks able claim; besides, your customers will al- || since, for two dollars and fifty cents! each, ways be best pleased when they find you at can be bought for twenty five cents and the home, or at the place of your business. dealers are very glad to get them off at that
Never let hurry or confusion distract your price. mind or dispossess you of self-command.
LIGHTNING AND ITS EFFECTS.-On Sunday,
POETRY, four cattle were killed by lightning in Paxton, and two in Berlin. On Monday a daughter of
FOR THE TALISMAN. John Hobart, Esq. of Leicester, was struck
MEG MERRILIES. down by a discharge of the electric fluid, but | The Author of Waverly,” never exhibited bas since nearly recovered from its effects. greater talent of description, than in his deOne ther person in the house was sligbtly af lineation of this female gipsey in Guy Manfected. On the same day, a school house in nering The lofty stature-the grey elfUxbridge was struck, and one of the children locks of her hair, her dress, combining the received some injury. An ox was killed in costume of the Scot, the beggar and the Leicester on the same day. A barn in Ash Egyptian-the elevation of her arms, her burnham was struck and consumed on Satur strongly marked countenance, withered by day evening, and two cows were killed in the sun and the storm—the mystery that Fitchburg on Sunday.
hung about her conduct, and above all her In Beverly the Town School House was power of language, manifesting the ruins of a struck, cupola shivered to pieces, and one of gigantic intellectuntutored by education, the pillars supporting the cupola entirely de and unrestrained by principle, bordering ocmolished.
casionally upon insanity--all uniting to form Two Cows, that were grazing in the field, one of those unearthly characters, that has were struck dead in Ipswich.
defied imitation, even by the great mind In Salem, on Saturday last, we learn that that produced it. The scene which mani. a building at Marblehead neck was struck by fests the striking features of her character is lightning, and set on fire-and an alarm wab her denunciation of Godfrey Bertram, Laird given in the town in the height of the storm. of Ellangowan, who had expelled from her The fire was extinguished without much dam domains, seven families of her kipsfolks by age.--Evening Gazette.
destroying their miserable cottages, and drive ing off the inhabitants by the strong arm of
the law. The Gypsies had commenced Melancholy. On Tuesday morning last, Mr.
their line of march, when they accidentally Jacob Snow, of Heath, was found dead in his
encountered the Laird upon horseback.-barn. The verdict of the Jury of inquest was The road passed through a deep ravin, eso that he came to his death by harging himself,
that the Scotch Laird could not pass the with a rope suspended from a beam. We are informed that Mr. Snow has been partially de
procession, without coming in close contact
with the miserable fugitives. Upon one of ranged for several months past.
the high banks stood the Gypsey, in the at
titude of a sybil in frenzy, her right hand Married,
stretched out, with a sapling bough that she In this town, Mr. John Lovell, to Miss Nar
had just pulled. We have received from
one of our correspondents, ber speech upon cissa Brown-Mr. Nahum Gates, to Miss Sal. this occasion, thrown into verse, which we ly Graves, all of Worcester. In Millbury, on the 19th inst. by Rev. Mr.
now present to our readers. Goffe, Mr. Henry Tower to Miss Hannah Har- Ellengowan! ride your ways ! rington
Nor on my exil'd people gaze. In Oxford, June 29, James Chadwick, to
Ride your ways! but with you bear Mary Ann Richardson.
The ban of ruin and despair. In Northboro', Ebenezer D. Blake, of Goffs- E'en ride your ways! but with you take town, (N. H.) to Adeline Ball.
The curse I utter for your sake. In Lancaster, Edward A. Raymond, of Bos- | Seven smoking hearths ye've quenched to-day, ton, to Mrs. Eliza Taylor Blackman.
But age itself may live to see In Wrentham, Joseph Tillinghast, Esq. to
Your own hall hearth-stone dark and drear Miss Fanny Whitney.
And you a lonely mourner there :
And left us to the winds of Heaven.
Go Bertram! ask in foreign lands,
How Ellangowan's roof tree stands, In Lancaster, on the 4th inst. an infant son
Your steeds may stable at Derpclaugh,
And round our doors the grass may grow. of Mr. Torry Fitch, aged 6 days. In Charlton, Altha R. Fay, wife of Charles
Yet mark! the hare its young shall call
Safe on the hearth stone of your hall.
Through unknown paths my people tread,
Houseless beneath the wintry sky, Brigham aged 26.
Scorp'd and deserted you shall die. In Fitchburg, on Friday last, Theodore Ev
Now Ellangowan ride your ways ! erett, aged 11 months, youngest child of Oli
Lone be your nights, and drear your days, ver Everett.
Ee'n ride your ways! and meet your fate,