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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 handed them their muskets.

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 scaree terror to the crow, prevailing; when at length the cannonading waited his return, which was delayed much Each valley, each sequester'd glen, Muster'd its little horde of men,

suddenly ceased, but still with the help of the longer than it ought to have been. At last the 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 dealacrity 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 I could not describe the scene as it was de-led 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. Curious Circumstance. The following is 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

know the circumstances narrated to be strictly a volley of musketry suddenly assailed them that island. The enervating effect of the clifrom the woods, and forced them 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 unceremotempted a manæuvre which was to decide the the awful words · Au pas!" so familiar to ali niously turned her out. This intrusion, it may 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 pidity from the nest to the ground, where she struck. A shout then awoke upon the shore; unhappy wight who, in contravention of the and ringing along the lines, swelled for a mo- code rural, strays to the market on forbidden dropped an egg: The gardener, who had obment 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, « nve 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

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 come and go, and occasionally sit on a neighbour-agreeable also, to sail amidst the dwellings and 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,

Which adores thee, to others may be! mates with the melody of their songs. The water's edge amidst trees and groves, than in a But my guilt shall not light upon thee! 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 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; swept on with magical rapidity beneath the Whatever the banks that o'ershadow its way, were two of the thrush's; though, notwithstand

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-vind 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


And hurries the stream to its fall; 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’ broken and wild be the billows it makes,

Thine image still trembles on all! 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 THE BISCAYAN TO HIS MISTRESS. A DEXTEROUS KNAVE.-A Florentine no- the one that now opened to the sultan. His (From a collection of Peninsular Melodies, the English tary, who had little employment, bethought vast capital extended along the stream as far words by Mrs. Hemans, Mrs. Norton, and Mr. Bowring.)

Oh, softly falls the foot of love himself of the following expedient to raise mo- as the eye could reach, and of its countless

Where those he worships rest, ney. Having called on a young man whose population he was the sole and despotic master.

More gently than a mother bird, father was lately dead, he asked him whether The Asiatic mountains in the distance on the Who seeks her downy nest;

And then I steal to thee, beloved, he had received payment of a certain sum right, now covered with the soft blue outline

Beneath the dark blue night, which his father had lent to another person that evening had given them, showed the ex

Oh, come to our unconquered hills, who had also died shortly before. The son tent of his dominion over the fairest part of the

For there the stars are bright. told him he had not found any such debt among globe.British Magazine. his father's papers. I drew the obligation

Oh, pleasant 'tis to wander out,

When only thou and I with my own hands,' said the notary, and


Are there, to speak one happy thought have it in my possession; you have only to make

To that far silent sky. me a reasonable allowance for it.' The young A MALISON.-BY J. 0. ROCKWELL.

The valleys down beneath are full

Of voices and of men: man purchased the forged deed, and cited the

Go forth-a world's before thee

Oh, come to our untrodden hills, son of the alleged debtor. The defendant

Which once to truth belonged;

They will not tell again. maintained, that it appeared by his father's

One common sky is o'er thee, books that he had never borrowed a farthing: And those whom thou hast wronged;

The balmy air may breathe as sweet and immediately called on the notary to tax him One common sun shall guide thee

With perfume floating slow;

But here, where thou and I may roam,

And them o'er being's wave, with the forgery. • Young man,' said the no.

The fresh wild breezes blow.

But peace shall be denied thee tary, you were not born when this sum was

Till thou hast found—a grave.

Oh, here, each little flow'ret seems borrowed, but your father paid it back at the

To know that it is free,

I knew thee when unshaken, end of six months, and I am in possession of the

The winds on our unconquered hills
The fairest of them all,

Are full of liberty. discharge. You have nothing to do but to

I saw thee overtaken, make me a reasonable allowance for it. The

And fade, and droop, and fall; young man did so, and thus the notary cheated The spoiler's hand was on thee,

MARRIED, both plaintiff and defendant.

The spoiler's work was thine,
And misery had won thee,

By W. L. Norton, Esq. Mr. BENJ. PEMBERTON
To bow before her shrine.

Binns, to Mrs. Sarah DEALY, both of this city. CEREMONIOUS DRINKING IN CHINA.—The

On Sunday evening, by the Rev. M. Force, Mr. I heard thee once proclaiming

EDMUND BROWNELL, to Miss CHARLOTTE PETIT, parties arise from their chairs, with their wine

The tokens of thy shame,

all of this city. cups held in both hands, and proceed to the And in thy triumphs naming

On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Peter Wolle,

Than all a dearer name; middle of the room. They then raise their

Mr. Joseph WORRELL, Jr. to Miss MARGARET F. cups as high as their mouth, and lower them I could have spared thee others,

Evans, all of this city.

And left them in thy blast, again until they almost touch the ground, the

On the evening of the 14th inst. by the Rev. An

For we had been like brothers, lower the more polite. This process is repeat

thony Atwood, Mr. John A. MATHEWS, of this

But now my time is past. ed three, six or nine times, each watching the

city, to Miss A BIGAIL SEHOLEY, of Burlington, N. J. Go forth, a curse is pressing

On the 12th inst. by William Milnor, Esq. Maye other's motions with the greatest exactness;

Upon my parched tongue;

or, Josian Johnson, of the Post Office, to MERCY nor will one of them drink before the other, On lips from which a blessing

ACKLEY, daughter of the late John B. Ackley, all until, after repeated attempts, their cups meet Can never more be wrung.

of this city. their mouths at one and the same instant, when

Before I could have blest thee,

On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. James Mont

And sadly come to part, they empty them, and turn them up so as to ex

gomery, D. D., CHARLES S. SMEIDLE, to Mrs. HaxBut now I can detest thee,

NAA Scott, both of this city. pose the inside, and show that every drop has

And spurn thee from my heart.

On the 18th inst. by Alderman Geger, Mr. Tobeen drunk. After this, they hold the empty

Go-live-let memory nourish

RANCE O'NEIL, to Miss MARTHA BENDER. cups and salute one another in the same man

The stings that compass thee:

On the 5th of December last, by the Rev. Z. Fulner, retreating by degrees towards their chairs,

Let life unto thee flourish

ler, Mr. Jacob Broom, to Miss Cornelia CRAIG, when they sit down to resume their functions But-like the Upas tree,

daughter of the late James G. Chamberlain, all of

this city.

And spread its poison round thee, at the repast. Here, sometimes, a polite contention takes place who shall be seated the first,

And dim thy florid face, and it is not decided until a number of ceremoTill lingering death had found thee

DIED, And stopped thy scathing race. nious bows, nods, curvings of the bodies, and

On Tuesday morning, in the 7th year of his age,

When thou thy name hadst blended motions of the hands, when they contrive to

Thomas Read CONNELL, son of John Connell, of With crimes and foul alarms,

this city. lower themselves into their chairs at one and

And infamy descended

On Saturday, the 12th inst, in the 59th year of the same moment.--[Dobell's China.

And clasped thee to her arms;

his age, Capt. SAMUEL Savin, of the Northern LiOne moment did I stagger;



On Tuesday afternoon, at one o'clock, of a linger

The briny flood, calm and warm evening, and a number of boats Have rusted on my dagger,

ing illness, ADAM SHEETS, in the 89th year of his

age. were passing in different directions, well-filled And that is free from blood.

On Thursday morning, CATHARINE, widow of the with Turks, who had come from their dwellings Go, and may misery haunt thee

late Jacob Allmendinger, in the 65th year of her and gardens, to enjoy the freshness of the hour. From morn till dewy night

age. And no where in the world, not even in the And untold terrors daunt thee

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. JAMES Cannon, boasted Bay of Naples, is the evening hour so

In all thy dreams, till light;

in the 67th year of his age.

May all thy hopes be smitten, lovely and luxurious as on the Bosphorus, flow

Thy brightest hours be gloom,

* Checks, Cards, Handbills, and PRINTING of every ing, it may be said, through the heart of a vast

And infamy be written

description executed with neatness, accuracy, and despatch city, whose noble mosques and gilded domes In lightning on thy-tomb.

at this office.

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