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FOR TIE TALISMAN.

GOOD POLICY.
CLEOPATRA'S DEATH.

As Jack and Harry passed along the street,
'Twas noon upon the pyramids; the sun, They met Jack's Polly, beautifully sweet.
In his high zenith, look'd in splendor down “Why surely Jack," quoth his friend Harry,
O'er Egypt's verpal vallies ; not a breath

“I wonder that you do not marry.' Breathed through the lofty sycamores,or waved “ I shall,” said Jack, “ for it would be The laboring palms thick foliage; mid-day's A very charming Poll I see.”

sleep Was on the Orange groves ; and silently,

A MATCH FOR A BAILIFF.-Two sheriff's The deep, broad bosom of the mighty Nile, That " mother of the waters," rolled along,

officers were recently sent to execute a writ Spreading luxuriance and fertility

against a Quaker, well known in the City.Throughout the land.

On arriving at his house, they saw his wife,

who in reply to their inquiries whether her 'The battles din had ceased, I husband was at home, replied in the afirmaFull many a phalanx of Egyptian youth

tive, at the same time requesting they would Had fallen at Actium, and the bloody troops

be seated, and he should speedily see them.Of Rome's insidions Emperor, had quench'd

The officers waited patiently for some time, Their thirst for carnage, and had overthrown

but he did not make his appearance : and the The towering expectations, and the hopes

fair Quakeress coming into the room, they reOf the ambitious Anthony, and made

minded her of her promise that they should The high triumvir rue the fatal day

see her husband. Nay, friends,' replied she, That brought his steps within the walls of I promised that he should see thee: he has Tarsus.

seen thee--he doth not like thy looks; and

therefore hath avoided thy path and quitted -Woe for his wedded Queen when he had rent || his house by another road.' The cord that bound his life, it were a stroke To crush Man's towering spirit-but it fell

Town AND COUNTRY.--The following diaOn Cleopatra, like the lightning's bolt Upon the willow, on her couch she sunk,

logue, which we overheard while walking

down Chatham-street, the other day, may a. Within her guarded palace ; her whole heart Broke forth in an ungovernable gush

muse some of our readers, and serve to prove,

what many have maintained, that native wit "Go from my presence, servants do not strive, || is characteristic of females, let their rank in With counterfeited sympathy, to soothe life be wbat it may.

The dramastis persona This heaving bosom, 'twere but mockery. Sorrow has built his home within mine heart ; | pect to be Abijah and Rebecca.

were a brother and sister, whose names we susAffliction there is dwelling ; I have drunk Deep of a sedimental chalice ; Woe

Abijah.--Don't stare about so, Becca, and Has stood before me with deceitful smiles,

stare at every thing--folks will see that you

were never in town before. And I shall be aAnd accents on his tongue, which might have

shamed to meet any of my friends with you lured A less upwary bosom. O, what now,

by my side.

Rebecca.---That's just what uncle Ben said Is regal pomp to me? The Princely robes, The powerful sceptres, and the blazonry

--says he, “ Bija has got plaguy proud since

he has been three months in York." Take Of every earthly crown, are bui as gold

care of that coach there, That gilds a baser metal: 0, how man Is bound a slave to fortune: He who thinks

Abijah.--Don't be alarmed. Did you ever That life may be breathed out in pleasing | The horses themselves know better. Why,

hear of coaches coming on the side-walk ? dreams And happy moments, has ne'er seen the world, I Becca, even our city horses know as much as Or studied human nature. But the foe

you country people do.

Rebecca.- Do they? Then I guess they Is in my footsteps, and must I be bound By a proud tyrant in degrading chains,

know a plaguy sight more than their owners.

N. Y. Mirror. And borne from freedom? No, the world shall That Cleopatra still must die a Queen."

Praise your friends, and let your friends

praise you.
She rose upon her couch, and throwing back
Her curling tresses, they disclosed a face,

WORCESTER TALISMAN.
Whose pale expression could not but divulge
The workings of the bosom. She had nerved

Published every other Saturday morning, by Her feelings for the worst, and now she looked

DORR & HOWLAND, Worcester, (Mass.) at $1 On death with fortitude.

a year, payable in advance. She clasped the venom'd serpent to her bosom, Agents paying five dollars will be entiAnd drawing round her the imperial robe

tled to receive six copies. Of earthly majesty, again she sunk

Letters, intended for THE TALISMAN, And breathed away her life.

must be post paid to insure attention. P.

GRIFFIN AND MORRILL....PRINTERS.

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POPULAR TALES.

which the fire had been so lately visible, mark

ed as it was by a scathed oak tree, there apTHE FORTUNES OF MARTIN WALDECK. || peared not on the heath the slightest vestiges

of what he had seen. The moss and wild flowBY SIR WALTER SCOTT.

ers were unscorched, and the branches of the CONTINUED.

oak tree, which had so lately appeared envelGEORGE now occupied the place of Max, lloped in wreaths of flame and smoke, were who had retired to rest. The phenomenon of moist with the dews of midnight. a huge blazing fire, upon the opposite bank of

George returned to his hut with trembling the glen, again presented itself to the eye of the watchman. It was surrounded as before I steps, and arguing like his elder brother, re

solved to say nothing of what he had seen,lest by figures, which, distinguished by their o.

he should awake in Martin that daring curipaque forms, being between the spectator and losity which be almost deemed to be allied the red glaring light, moved and fluctuated around it as if engaged in some mystical cere

with impiety. mony. George, though equally cautious, was

It was now Martin's turn to watch. The of a bolder character than his elder brother.

household cock had given bis first summons, He resolved to examine more nearly the object and the night was well nigh spent. Upon exof his wonder; and, accordingly, after cross

amining the state of the furnace in which the ing the rivulet which divided the glen, he

wood was deposited in order to its being coked climbed up the opposite bank, and approach

or charred, he was surprised to find that ihe ed within an arrow's flight of the fire, which

fire had not been sufficiently maintained ; for

in his excursion and its consequences, George blazed apparently with the same fury as when he first witnessed it.

had forgot the principal object of his watch.

Martin's first thought was to call up the slumThe appearance of the assistants who sur

berers, but observing that both his brothers rounded it, resembled those phantoms wbich slept unwantedly deep and heavily, he respectare seen in a troubled dream, and at once con

ed their repose, and set himself to supply the firmed the idea he had entertained from the

fuinace with fuel without requiring their aid. first, that they did not belong to the human What he heaped upon it was apparently damp world. Among these strange unearthly forms, and unfit for the purpose, for the fire seemed George Waldeck distinguished that of a giant | rather to decay than revive. Martin next went overgrown with hair, holding an uprooted fir in his hand, with which, from time to time, he

to collect some boughs from a stack which seemed to stir the blazing fire, and having po

had been carefully cut and dried for this pur

pose ; but, when he returned, he found the other clothing than a wreath of oak leaves a. round his forehead and loins. George's heart

fire totally extinguished. This was a serious

evil, and threatened them with loss of their sunk within him at recognising the well-known trade for more than one day. The vexed and apparition of the Harz demon, as he had been

mortified watchman set about to strike a light often described to him by the ancient shep- || in order to rekindle the fire, but the tinder herds and huntsmen who had seen his form

was moist, and his labor proved in this respect traversing the mountains. He turned, and

also ineffectual. He was now about to call was about to fly; but upon second thoughts, | up his brothers, for circumstances seemed to blaming his own cowardice, he recited men

be pressing, when flashes of light glimmered tally tbe verse of the Psalmist, ' All good an not only through the window, but through evgels praise the Lord !' wbich is in that country

ery crevice of the rudely-built hut, and sumsupposed powerful as an exorcism, and turned moped him to behold the same apparition himself once more towards the place where he which had before alarmed the successive had seen the fire. But it was no longer visi watches of his brethren. His first idea was, ble.

that the Muhllerhaussers, their rivals in trade The pale moon alone enlightened the side of and with whom they had had many quarrels, the valley, and when George, with trembling | might have encroached upon their bounds for steps, a moist brow, and hair bristling upright the purpose of pirating their wood, and he reunder his collier's cap,.came to the spot on solved to awake his brothers, and be revenged

on them for their audacity. But a short re ringing far down the narrow valley. When flection and observation on the gestures and Martin returned to the hut, his first care, howmanner of those who seemed to work in the ever, much astonished with what he had seen fire,' induced him to dismiss this belief, and was to dispose the kindled coal among the fualthough rather sceptical in such matters, to el so as might best light the fire of his furnace; conclude that what he saw was a supernatural but after many efforts, and all exertions of belphenomenon. • But be they men or fiends,' || lows and fire-prong, the coal he had brought said the undaunted forester,' that busy them- || from the demon's fire became totally extinct, selves yonder with such fantastical rites and without kindling any of the others. He turngestures, I will go and demand a light to re ed about, and observed the fire still blazing kindle our furnace. He relinquished, at the on the bill, although those who had been bu. same time, the idea of awaking his brethren. I sied around it had disappeared. As he conThere was a belief that such adventures as he ceived the spectre had been jesting with him, was about to undertake were accessible only he gave way to the natural hardihood of his to one person at a time: he feared also that temper, and determining to see the adventure his brothers in their scrupulous timidity,might to an end, resumed the road to the fire, from interfere to prevent bis pursuing the investi- which, unopposed by the demon, he brought gation he had resolved to commence; and off in the same manper a blazing piece of chartherefore, snatching his boar spear from the coal, but still without being able to succeed wall, the undaunted Martin Waldeck set forth lighting his fire. Impunity having increason the adventure alone.

ed his rashness, he resolved upon a third exWith the same success as his brother George periment, and was as successful as before in but with courage far superior, Martin crossed reaching the fire, but, when he had again apthe brook, ascended the hill, and approached propriated a piece of burning coai, and had so near the ghostly assembly, that he could

turned to depart, he heard the harsh and surecognise, in the presiding figure, the attri- | pernatural voice which had before accosted butes of the Harz demon. A cold shuddering him, pronounce the words, • Dare not to reassailed him for the first time in his life, but

turn hitber a fourth time!' the recollection that he had at a distance dared and even courted the intercourse which was now about to take place, confirmed his stag

INDIAN GRATITUDE. gering courage, and pride supplying what he While the frontier war, between the Inwanted in resolution, he advanced with toler- | dians, aided by the French, and the British able firmness towards the fire; the figures Colonies of America, was at its highest pitch, which surrounded it appearing still more wild, James Pritchard, a young Englishman, servfantastical, and supernatural, the more near he ed in the capacity of surgeon to a party of the approached to the assembly. He was receiv. colonists who occupied a small fort, which ed with a loud shout of discordant and unnat. was built to afford protection to the surroundural laughter, which, to his stunned ears, I ing country. It was in the middle of summer. seemed more alarming than a combination of Being an extravagant lover of nature, and, as the most dismal and melancholy sounds which a natural consequence, a poet, when the could be imagined. "Wino art thou?' said the calm breezy evening came on, it was his congiant, compressing his savage and exaggerat stant practice to take a ramble through the ed features into a sort of forced gravity, while woods by which they were enrironed, to en. they were occasionally agitated by the con joy nature in her calmest mood. One evenvulsion of the laughter which he seemed to ing, tempted by the unusual pleasantness of suppress.

the air, he strolled rather father than usual • Martin Waldeck, the forester,' answered

from the little fort, and entered a majestic, the hardy youth ;-—' And who are you?'

natural vista, formed by a clump of towering • The king of the waste and of the mine,' || forest trees which bordered on a large swamp. answered the spectre :- And why hast thou The sun was just setting majestically in the dared to encroach on my mysteries?'

west, and his bright reflections on the clouds, • 1 came in search of light to rekindle my of the vista, contrasted with the deep gloom

seen through a large opening at the other end fire,' answered Martin, hardily, and then resolutely asked, in his turn, What mysteries are

of the shade of the trees, awakened in his those that you celebrate here?'

breast sensations of the most pleasurable de"We celebrate,' answered the complaisant | breast, and his eyes bent upon the ground, he

scription. With his arms folded upon his demon, 'the wedding of Hermes with the Black | slowly paced along, luxuriating in his own reDragon-But take thy fire that thou camest

flections. At one moment, the music of the to seek, and begone-No mortal may long look frogs swelled among the trees in an uninterupon us and live.'

rupted strain ; now it was broken in upon by The peasant struck his spear point into a the note of the whip-poor-will, and then, a large piece of blazing wood, which he heaved | sharp croak, and a sullen plunge into the up with some difficulty, and then turned round water, told that he had disturbed the security to regain his hut, the shouts of laughter being of the deep-throated musicians of the swamp. renewed behind him with treble violence, and ll ---Suddenly he was awakened from his please

ing reverie by a loud hugh ! pronounced close | spot where the surgeon was first surprized by by him; and on lifting his eyes, he was start the Indian Chief, was chosen as the scene of led by the appearance of a large Indian, who, the tragedy which they were impatient to enby his dress and accoutrements, appeared to act. Our hero was fastened to a tree, and be a chief of some consequence. The hand with eager haste a circular pile of combustiof the surprized surgeon passed mechanically || bles was quickly raised around him by the into the bill of his sword, the only weapon of veterate savages.

But Pritchard was no defence which he had about his person ; but || longer sensible of his perilous situation. The before he had half withdrawn it from the scab-intensity of his feelings had driven reason from bord, the muscular grasp of the savage com her seat and the extreme point of suffering pletely paralized his efforts. By a few signs, was past. Just when one of the fiends was easily understood by persons in peril, the in- || applying the torch, a warrior rushed forward, dian assured him that it was not his intention and struck it out of his hand. He ascended to hurt him; and striking into the thick the pile, and thence made an address with all woods, beckoned him to follow. Seeing that the gestures peculiar to aboriginal eloquence. it was useless for him to make any efforts a The effect was wonderful. Those who were gainst his powerful conductor, and besides, before so eager to collect the wood which was being pretty well assured of his peaceable in to burn their intended victim, now scattered tentions, he silently followed his rapid strides it to the winds. Pritchard was unbound, and through the forest. They soon arrived at a given to his deliverer. It was the chief whose temporary wigwam, built in a spot naturally | wife he had cured, who now, out of gratitude, so much secluded that the best woodsman || conducted him to his people, where he treatmight pass it without discovering it. Here ) ed him with the greatest tenderness, until his lay languishing a female, evidently a favorite | health was restored, and then placed him wife of the indian warrior. Her disease had | safely in the protection of the whites. baffled the most powerful incantations of the Pritchard, tired of adventures in this wild indian magicians, and had bid defiance to region, embarked for his native country, their whole materia medica. Hearing, by | where, after honorably filling his station in one of his followers who had rambled from his life, he died, leaving among his manuscripts companions in a hunting excursion, and who the outlines of the foregoing narrative.--Heshad observed the surgeon of the little fort en perus.

RUDOLPH. gaged in the examination of some plants, that a great white nedicine was in the country, he with a few of his men, brought the sufferer CHAMBERLAIN AND PAUGUS. to her present situation, and laid in wait for the doctor, whom, as we have seen, he succeed Among Lovewell's men, at his famous ed in capturing.

Pickwackett fights, was a N. Hampshire Pritchard examined the case of his new pa

settler of the name of Chamberlain. He tient with attention ; and finding that the rude means applied to for cure, were worse

was one of those rugged spirits, that in than the original disease, he, by the use of a | the rude period beyond the "old French few herbs, soon brought her to a state of con War," moved from the thick settled seapalescence. The chief was delighted; and | board, and penetrated into the wilderloading the doctor with all which he thought ness of this province. The Indian passwould be acceptable to him, he led him to a

ed his log house, on his scouts to surspot within a short distance of the fort, and left him with every appearance of gratitude prise the frontiers, and near it were the imprinted upon his countenance.

haunts and dens of the less savage beasts Not very long after this circumstance, the l of prey. The smoky rafters were hung little fort was attacked by a large borde of || about with gammons of the bear, that savage warriors. Its defenders enacted prod- l had tumbled from the white pine at the igies of valor, and our hero exerted himself against the assailants in a most conspicuous

summons of his long rifle, and he lay at manner. A thousand weapons were levelled night on the fur of the dun Catamount. at him, but none, though he was often wound. He was tall-bigher than the statelied, reached his life. At length the superior est Indian ; strong, four of them were no number of the enemy prevailed.-In the gloom | match for bim with their tomahawks aof the night, they burst from every side, with hideous yells, on the gallant little band who gainst his heavy hatchet;-he was swift were weakened by fatigue and hunger, and

of foot, he could outrun the moose in completely mastered them.

full trot; sagacious and eagle eyed, It was the lot of Pritchard to be among the he entraped the lodian in his ambush, prisoners ; but he was preserved from imme- and surpassed him in that sort of instinct diate slaughter, only that his death might be made the more lingering and excruciating ;

which guides the savage and the keenfor his exploits against the savages awakened || er brute through the wide and pathless powerfully, feelings of deadly revenge. Thé !! woods.

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The red men passed cautiously and, der Capt. Lovewell were on their way harmlessly by the dwelling of Cham eastward, through the wilderness where berlain; and a score of them would lie Chamberlain dwelt, and some of them still, where they watched in ambush, | saw his smoke in a valley near Pand suffer him to go on uomolested, lest on the Pemigwasett. He learned their their rifles might miss what they deem- destination and immediately joined them ed his charmed body, and bring him in on an expedition against the Winnipisevengeance upon them; for he valued | ogee and Pigwacket tribes--who had them as lightly as Sampson did the men recently committed some daring and deof Ashkelon.

structive assaults upon the frontier unAround the shores of the Winnipiseo der the leading of Paugus. Chambergee, which, though it is the long set-lain was welcomed by the gallant Lovetled pame of the chief sheet of water in well; and he was considered by them the “Granite state,” excited, when men- || all as a great accession to the strength tioned in Congress as a portion of a con of their devoted little band. templated water route through this state They traversed the woods and ena smile from the dainty eared but not countered an overwhelming body of Inwell informed gentleman of the south ; dians, on the peninsula of Lovewell's around this then wild and unknown, but pond, and their fights have given celebpow navigated, celebrated and beautifulrity to every portion of the surrouoding lake, there dwelt powerful tribe of wilderness. After the thickest and most Indians. Their chief was Paugus. He desperate of the conflict was over and was a savage of giant stature and strength, Chamberlain, weary with fighting, thirsswift, cuoning, deadly with his rifle and ty and faint under the hot sun, bad retomahawk, cruel vengeful beyood the tired to the edge of the pond to drink native vengeance of the Indians, and and to wash out his gun, which had the terror of man, woman and child a grown so foul with frequent firing that long the frontiers, and even among the he at last could not make her go off.— infant cities that had then begun to spring | He pushed his way through a copse of up on the very edge of the sea. The willows to a little beach by the Pond, audacious chief was supposed to have when lo, from the thicket, at a short ventured into their streets in the dark distance from him, emerged the stately nights to learn their counsels concerning figure of Paugus, covered over with dust the Indians, and even to take off from and blood, making his way to the watamong them the astonished captive.

The warriors at once knew each Bands of soldiers had penetrated to other, Chamberlain's gun was useless the shores of the Winnipiseogee, to find and he thought of rushing upon Paugus out the retreat of this terrible savage, | with his hatchet, before he could level and if possible to slay bim or take him his rifle, but the Indian's gun was in the prisoner. But he was too sagacious, same condition with his own, and he too and always eluded their search,-though had come to the edge of Lovewell's they came, at one time, so near him, pond to quench his thirst and hastiiy that he saw the blaze of his wigwam as scour out his foul rifle. The condition they set it on fire, and the smoke of it of the rifles became immediately, by curling among the tree tops, that were some means or other, known to the enethen above his head.

mies, and they mutually agreed to a Often had Chamberlain sought, in the truce, while they washed them out for Indian skirmishes he was engaged in, to the encounter. They slowly and with find out the fora of Paugus—to make equal movements cleansed their guns him the mark of his rifle, or to encoun and took their stations on the outer borter with his hatchet the tomahawk of der of the beach- Now Paugus," this fearful warrior. But they never said Chamberlain, “ I'll bave you”-and had chanced to meet, although Paugus | with the quickness and steadiness of an had learned of his tribe the character old hunter, sprung to loading his rifle. and prowess of the settler.

“ Na-na-me have you,” replied PauA small body of determined men un- Ilgus, and be bandled his gun with a dex

er.

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