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others run off on foot, leaving their herds in the terrupted; the anxious inhabitants, lining the which is not repose,' pervading all classes. I pastures, and scarce exchanging a parting bless-heights, and straining their eyes and ears to was much struck by a practical illustration ing with their wives and mothers, as they catch some signal that might speak the fate of which was one day afforded by a Haytian of a combat on which so much depended. The the truth of this remark.-An Englishman had "From the gray sire, whose trembling hand distant firing and smoke told when the fleets desired a porter in the house where he was Could hardly buckle on his band, were engaged. The minutes and the hours employed, to go on some message for him to a To the raw boy, whose shaft and bow dragged on heavily; hopes and fears alternately short distance. As I was interested in it, I Were yet scarce terror to the crow, prevailing; when at length the cannonading waited his return, which was delayed much Each valley, each sequester'd glen, suddenly ceased, but still with the help of the longer than it ought to have been. At last the Muster'd its little horde of men, They met as torrents from the height telescope, nothing could be distinguished across messenger appeared, 'creeping like a snail:' my In highland dale their streams unite; the vast waters, save that the last wreath of acquaintance called out, in the usual phrase on Still gathering as they pour along, smoke had died away, and that life, honour, such occasions, Vite! vite!' which seemed A voice more loud, a tide more strong.' and property were lost or saved. rather to retard the motions of our Mercury. Their guns on their shoulders, a powder flask Not a sound was heard, the citizens looked At last he arrived; and, on my asking, Pourat their sides, sometimes a ration in their pock- at each other without speaking; women and quoi, mon ami, est ce que vous ne courez pas? ets, crowd after crowd poured into Burlington; children wandering along the beach, with many he replied, with the most imperturbable gravity, and all, as a friend who had witnessed the of the Vermont troops, who had continued to Nous ne courons pas dans ce pays ci. Had scene, described it to me, "came on a run, drop in during the day, but found no means of there been any drollery, it might have been whether on their own legs or their horses." crossing the lake. Every boat was on the other cited as a specimen of Haytian humour; but it


The beautiful little town of Burlington co- shore, and all were still too busy there to ferry was no such thing; it was the sober enunciavers the breast of a hill on the opposite shore, over tidings of the naval combat. The evening tion of a principle. If a doubt remain on a and somewhat higher up the lake than Platts- fell, and still no moving speck appeared upon the stranger's mind as to the correctness of this burg. Here every boat and canoe was put in waters. A dark night, heavy with fogs, closed view of the case, let him ride through Port-au requisition; troop after troop hurried to the in, and some with saddened hearts slowly sought Prince at any hour of the day, and he will see shore, and as the scattered crowds poured into their homes, while others still lingered, hark-confirmation strong.' The manner in which, Plattsburg, they collected in lines on the Sa-ening at every breath, pacing to and fro dis- at all hours of the day, the women and men are nanac to resist the passage of the enemy, or tractedly, and wildly imagining all the probable seen lounging under canvass, strained in front struck into the woods with orders to harass and possible causes which might occasion this of the houses to exclude the sun, is no bad actheir rear. suspense. Were they defeated-some would companiment for the sentries in chairs; and I The fleet was not equipped; and when that have taken to the boats: were they successful suspect there is no part of the world where of the enemy appeared in sight, moored across-some would have burned to bring the tidings. more time is literally wiled away' than in the entrance of the bay. With such breathless At eleven at night a shout broke in the dark- Hayti. The impress of listless indolence is doalacrity had the Americans prepared to meet ness from the waters. It was one of triumph. cidedly given to all animated nature; even the the encounter, that one of the vessels which Was it from friends or enemies? Again it broke dogs and pigs wander about in an apathy unthen entered into action, had been built and louder; it was recognized and re-echoed by the seen elsewhere. The latter seem so lean, as equipped in the space of a fortnight; eighteen listeners on the beach; swelled up the hill, and almost to convince the spectator that, contrary days previous to the engagement the timber of Victory! victory!" rang through the village. to the habits of their race, they have abandonwhich it was constructed, had been actually could not describe the scene as it was de-ed gluttony. I was once struck by a dry regrowing in the forest upon the shores of the scribed to me; but you will suppose how the mark made by a caustic fellow: 'D-n these lake. blood eddied from the heart; young and old ran Haytians, they cannot even fatten a pig.' The British flotilla, under the command of about frantic; how they laughed, wept, and Whether this be true or not, or whether the Captain Downie, mounted ninety-five guns, and sung and wept again. In half an hour, the climate exercises the enervating influence asupwards of one thousand men: the Americans, town was in a blaze of light. cribed to that of Naples, I will not presume to under Com. M'Donough, eight hundred men. decide; but it is a certain fact that wretched The first exchange of cannon between the fleets pigs and scarecrow dogs abound."





was the signal of the armies on land. A despe- ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK REPUBLIC.-Mr. rate contest ensued. The British, with daring Mackenzie, British Consul-General in St. Dobravery, twice attempted to force the bridges, mingo, has just published, under the title of and twice were driven back; then filling up the Notes on Hayti, some very interesting details the account of one of the most singular copartriver, a detachment attempted to ford; but here and observations made during his residence in neries that ever was formed; and did we not a volley of musketry suddenly assailed them that island. The enervating effect of the cli-know the circumstances narrated to be strictly from the woods, and forced thein to retreat with mate, or the relaxation of military discipline, true, we should hesitate about giving them appears in the remarkable fact that sentinels publicity. About three weeks ago, a blackbird and a thrush commenced building a nest conThe issue of the day was felt by both parties insist on sitting whilst on duty. "At most of jointly in the public garden at the Inclosure. to depend upon the naval engagement then the military posts," says Mr. Mackenzie," the For some time the work went smoothly on, raging in the sight of both armies. Many an strange exhibition is made of chairs or seats though the hens did not seem to relish the unanxious glance was cast upon the waters by for the sentries on duty, and hammocks for the dertaking, and at last broke out into open feud. those stationed near the shore. For two hours remainder of the guard. The first place at Owing to their bickerings, the males could only the conflict remained doubtful; the vessels on which I remarked this singular arrangement attend to the nest building by fits and starts, so either side were stripped of their sails and rig-was in front of the President's house. At the that nearly a week elapsed before the work was ging; staggering and reeling hulks, they still outlet to Leogane, I have repeatedly seen the completed, though little more than half that pegave and received the shocks that threatened sentinel squatting on the ground, holding his riod is usually required for completing a blackto submerge them. The vessel of the Ameri- musket between his knees. From this singu- bird's nest. The most serious fray, however, can commodore was twice on fire; her cannon larly elegant attitude he is scarcely ever rous- took place the morning after the tenement was dismounted and her sides leaking; the enemy ed, except by the clattering of horses' hoofs, completed, when both hens were about to lay. was in the same condition. The battle for a moving faster than is meet in the presence of a The thrush had had possession of the nest for a moment seemed a drawn one, when both at- Haytian Post. He then starts up, growling short time, when the blackbird most unceremoThis intrusion, it may tempted a manoeuvre which was to decide the the awful words Au pas!' so familiar to all niously turned her out. day. With infinite difficulty the American ship trotting delinquents. There is also an adequate be supposed, was not willingly submitted to; but veered about; the enemy attempted the same stimulus to move him in the prospective confis-when resistance was no longer of any avail, the in vain; a fresh fire poured upon her, and she cation of the plantains, yams, or fruit of any poor thrush fluttered in a state of apparent stu struck. A shout then awoke upon the shore; unhappy wight who, in contravention of the pidity from the nest to the ground, where she and ringing along the lines, swelled for a mo- code rural, strays to the market on forbidden dropped an egg. The gardener, who had observed the whole affair, immediately took up ment above the roar of the battle. For a short days." It can scarcely be imagined that a race the egg, and having waited till the blackbird respace the British efforts relaxed; but then, as of men accustomed to move at the cracking of tired, he put it into the nest. At another time if nerved rather than dismayed by misfortune, the cart-whip, should be equally active in the the hens quarrelled on the nest, but were sepathe experienced veterans stood their ground, absence of such music. Hence we are inform-rated by the cock blackbird, who rushed in beand continued the fight until darkness con-ed by Mr. Mackenzie, that "indolence and in-tween the two combatants, and spreading out strained its suspension. activity are not, however, confined to the emi- his wings and tail, ove them away. Since that The little town of Burlington during the grants, they are the characteristics of the coun- time the hens have cupied the nest and laid busy hours, displayed a far different, but not try; there is a general air of listlessness, which their eggs alternately; they are now hatching less interesting scene-all occupations were in-may be aptly described as ' a death-like languor them by turns. One of the hens will continue

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on the nest two and sometimes three days with- and minarets crown every hill. There is a still-[From the Author of Pelham's new novel of PAUL out intermission; but the moment she quits her ness and peace here, quite different from the CLIFFORD.] post, the other hen occupies it, and remains pro- noisy clamours of the Italian shore, and far STANZAS. bably as long. During this process the males more luxurious to the imagination; it is more When I leave thee, oh! ask not the world what that heart come and go, and occasionally sit on a neighbour- agreeable also, to sail amidst the dwellings and Which adores thee, to others may be! ing holly, where they cheer their respective palaces of a splendid city, that descend to the I know that I sin when from thee I depart, mates with the melody of their songs. The water's edge amidst trees and groves, than in a blackbird, however, seems to have the best of it, wide, open and barren bay. The bark that con- My life is a river which glasses a ray But my guilt shall not light upon thee! as the nest contains four of her eggs and only tained the sultan was richly ornamented, and one of the thrush's. A day or two ago there That hath deign'd to descend from above; were two of the thrush's; though, notwithstand-swept on with magical rapidity beneath the Whatever the banks that o'ershadow its way, quick strokes of the rowers; he was seated, and It mirrors the light of thy love. ing this difference in number, the thrush sits on plainly dressed, as is his wont, with a few of his Tho' the waves may run high when the night-wind the nest as long, and is as attentive as her more fortunate rival. It is a curious fact that the attendants, and looked on the beautiful scene around with a calm and placid aspect, different thrush sings during nine months of the year, while the blackbird whistles during only three. from the stern and disdainful one he had worn Tho' The thrush is also a tenderer bird, and suffers on the former occasion. No other monarch in severely from stormy weather.-Stirling Journal. Europe, perhaps, could gaze on a spectacle so gratifying at once to his pride and pleasure, as A DEXTEROUS KNAVE.—A Florentine no- the one that now opened to the sultan. His tary, who had little employment, bethought vast capital extended along the stream as far himself of the following expedient to raise mo- as the eye could reach, and of its countless ney. Having called on a young man whose population he was the sole and despotic master. father was lately dead, he asked him whether The Asiatic mountains in the distance on the he had received payment of a certain sum right, now covered with the soft blue outline which his father had lent to another person that evening had given them, showed the exwho had also died shortly before. The son tent of his dominion over the fairest part of the told him he had not found any such debt among globe.-British Magazine.

his father's papers. I drew the obligation with my own hands,' said the notary, and have it in my possession; you have only to make me a reasonable allowance for it.' The youn man purchased the forged deed, and cited the son of the alleged debtor. The defendant maintained, that it appeared by his father's books that he had never borrowed a farthing: and immediately called on the notary to tax him with the forgery. 'Young man,' said the notary,' you were not born when this sum was borrowed, but your father paid it back at the end of six months, and I am in possession of the discharge. You have nothing to do but to make me a reasonable allowance for it.' The young man did so, and thus the notary cheated both plaintiff and defendant.

CEREMONIOUS DRINKING IN CHINA.-The parties arise from their chairs, with their wine cups held in both hands, and proceed to the middle of the room. They then raise their cups as high as their mouth, and lower them again until they almost touch the ground, the lower the more polite. This process is repeated three, six or nine times, each watching the other's motions with the greatest exactness; nor will one of them drink before the other, until, after repeated attempts, their cups meet their mouths at one and the same instant, when they empty them, and turn them up so as to expose the inside, and show that every drop has been drunk. After this, they hold the empty cups and salute one another in the same man ner, retreating by degrees towards their chairs, when they sit down to resume their functions at the repast. Here, sometimes, a polite contention takes place who shall be seated the first, and it is not decided until a number of ceremonious bows, nods, curvings of the bodies, and motions of the hands, when they contrive to lower themselves into their chairs at one and the same moment.-[Dobell's China.

AN EVENING ON THE BOSPHORUS.-It was a calm and warm evening, and a number of boats were passing in different directions, well-filled with Turks, who had come from their dwellings and gardens, to enjoy the freshness of the hour. And no where in the world, not even in the boasted Bay of Naples, is the evening hour so lovely and luxurious as on the Bosphorus, flowing, it may be said, through the heart of a vast city, whose noble mosques and gilded domes


Go forth-a world's before thee
Which once to truth belonged;
One common sky is o'er thee,

And those whom thou hast wronged;
One common sun shall guide thee
And them o'er being's wave,
But peace shall be denied thee
Till thou hast found a grave.
I knew thee when unshaken,
The fairest of them all,
I saw thee overtaken,

And fade, and droop, and fall;
The spoiler's hand was on thee,
The spoiler's work was thine,
And misery had won thee,

To bow before her shrine.
I heard thee once proclaiming
The tokens of thy shame,
And in thy triumphs naming
Than all a dearer name;
I could have spared thee others,
And left them in thy blast,
For we had been like brothers,
But now my time is past.
Go forth, a curse is pressing
Upon my parched tongue;
On lips from which a blessing

Can never more be wrung.
Before I could have blest thee,

And sadly come to part,
But now-I can detest thee,

And spurn thee from my heart.
Go-live-let memory nourish

The stings that compass thee:
Let life unto thee flourish-
But-like the Upas tree,
And spread its poison round thee,
And dim thy florid face,
Till lingering death had found thee
And stopped thy scathing race.
When thou thy name hadst blended
With crimes and foul alarms,
And infamy descended

And clasped thee to her arms;
One moment did I stagger;
But tears *

*The briny flood,
Have rusted on my dagger,
And that is free from blood.
Go, and may misery haunt thee
From morn till dewy night-
And untold terrors daunt thee

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In all thy dreams, till light;
May all thy hopes be smitten,
Thy brightest hours be gloom,
And infamy be written

In lightning on thy-tomb.


And hurries the stream to its fall;

broken and wild be the billows it makes, Thine image still trembles on all!


[From a collection of Peninsular Melodies, the English
words by Mrs. Hemans, Mrs. Norton, and Mr. Bowring.]
Oh, softly falls the foot of love
Where those he worships rest,
More gently than a mother bird,
Who seeks her downy nest;
And then I steal to thee, beloved,
Beneath the dark blue night,
Oh, come to our unconquered hills,
For there the stars are bright.

Oh, pleasant 'tis to wander out,
When only thou and I
Are there, to speak one happy thought
To that far silent sky.

The valleys down beneath are full
Of voices and of men:
Oh, come to our untrodden hills,
They will not tell again.

The balmy air may breathe as sweet
With perfume floating slow;
But here, where thou and I may roam,
The fresh wild breezes blow.

Oh, here, each little flow'ret seems
To know that it is free,
The winds on our unconquered hills
Are full of liberty.


By W. L. Norton, Esq. Mr. BENJ. PEMBERTON BINNS, to Mrs. SARAH DEALY, both of this city.

On Sunday evening, by the Rev. M. Force, Mr. EDMUND BROWNELL, to Miss CHARLOTTE Petit, all of this city.

On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Peter Wolle, Mr. JOSEPH WORRELL, Jr. to Miss MARGARET F. EVANS, all of this city.

On the evening of the 14th inst. by the Rev. Anthony Atwood, Mr. JOHN A. MATHEWS, of this city, to Miss ABIGAIL SEHOLEY, of Burlington, N. J.

On the 12th inst. by William Milnor, Esq. Mayor, JOSIAH JOHNSON, of the Post Office, to MERCY ACKLEY, daughter of the late John B. Ackley, all of this city.

On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. James Montgomery, D. D., CHARLES S. SMEIDLE, to Mrs. HANNAH SCOTT, both of this city.

On the 18th inst. by Alderman Geyer, Mr. ToRANCE O'NEIL, to Miss MARTHA BENDER.

On the 5th of December last, by the Rev. Z. Fuller, Mr. JACOB BROOM, to Miss CORNELIA CRAIG, daughter of the late James G. Chamberlain, all of this city.

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