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165 Singular Title. -Sensibility.-Profound Penetration. spot, and directed the valiant colonel, , head and towering pride, like virgin and his humane employer, the bar- gold, resemble the abode of angels ; keeper, to desist; informing them, that Ummerapoora, the great government the boy's refusal to cut wood was in obe- seat of the mighty sovereign, in magdience to his (Mr. L's.) direction. Col- nificence and splendour, such as the onel coldly replied, that “he did blessed spirits in celestial regions not know what the Niggar had done ; enjoy, luminous as the sun, and emitbut that as the bar-keeper had re- ting fire like the gleams of lightning ; quested his assistance to whip Cæsar, the golden throne, whose minarets rehe, of course, had lent a hand; this semble those of angels; the seat and being no more than he should have ex- foundation of majesty, whose powerpected Mr. Lawes to do for him under ful influence gives protection to the similar circumstances.”

weak ; the sovereign of the red and At dinner, when the treatment of white elephants ; lord of earth, air, this negro-boy became the subject of and justice; this monarch has raised conversation, the company, consisting the golden foot of confidence; and his chiefly of Americans, sanctioned the orders, rapid as the rays of lightning, deed with their decided approbation. are obeyed!” The landlord, indeed, expressed some regret on the occasion; but it was not

AFFECTATION OF SENSIBILITY, a regret which arose from the inhuma- When the late Dr. Moore was in nity that had been practised; but Paris, in the course of his travels, he merely from the adventitious circum

one day found a lady of quality, whom stance, that the Niggar was not his he had been in the habit of visiting,

“ He had been left under his manifesting much ill humour, and evicare by a friend, and he did not like to dently betraying great agitation of see his friend's property injured.”- mind. Dr. Moore, who had never " Such treatment of their wretched before beheld her in such a state of slaves,” Mr. Fearon assures his read- confusion, suspected that some serious ers, “ is common in Kentucky; while

calamity had taken place, and, with in the eastern and older States, the much sympathetic feeling, inquired oppression of all persons of colour is into the occasion of her perturbation. intolerably grievous.”

The lady, who felt the cause of her vexation in all its magnitude, instantly returned the following reply.

Why, my dear Sir, I yesterday sent Madame

la Comtesse de the politest mes“The great, the magnificent and pow- sage in the world, begging to have the erful, eminent, and of authority, who honour of her company this day at is above the reach of praise, the mag- dinner; and behold, the horrid woman, nanimous Maha Rajah, who in excels with a rudeness or, ignorance of life lence and virtue exceeds all the rajahs without example, sends me word that in the world ; whose ancestors sprang she accepts my invitation !” from the sun, and who is celebrated throughout the earth ; lord of the gold and silver mines, of the mines of rubies, sapphires, and all precious stones, and THERE are few books, containing who, without labour or trouble, can observations on distinguished characextract whatever is desirable or use- ters, which have lately made their apful ; who is the master of all things, pearance in the world, more justly the mighty monarch of many towns; celebrated than “ Madame de Stael's lord of all the sea-ports ; by whom all Considerations on the Events of the creation, whether great or small, near French Revolution." Her habits of or distant, is equally esteemed, and intimacy with exalted personages, dear as the flesh and blood of his gave her, indeed, an opportunity of golden breast; who listens to the pe- observing displays of intellect, and of titions of all, and supports the dignity profound penetration, which few have and respect of every class of men ; possessed ; and her luminous remarks who is the most excellent lord, before plainly tell us, that she well knew how whom the rulers of other countries to take every advantage of her situacontinually come to pay their due and tion.- Bernadotte, she considered as a respectful homage; whose elevated ruler of consummate prudence am

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peculiar sagacity; and his conduct, from the shore, and immediately turnwhen he abstained from active opera- ed on her beam ends. The captain, in tions at particular seasons, such as he hopes that she would recover her promanifested in March, 1814, she ascribes per position, and that the people on to a sound and enlightened view of board might be saved from the peril of the interests of Sweden and France ; their situation, ordered her masts to be although many others, who only saw cut away. But every effort proved in the fact, without being able to com- vain. Her hull remained immoveably prehend the reasons by which he was fixed on the rock; and after continuguided, attributed his inactivity to an ing in this state all night, and part of instability of disposition, or an inten- the next day, she divided asunder, tion to deceive. To confirm the truth and became a perfect wreck. The of her own opinion, she has related quarter deck and the cabin being the following anecdote :

separated from the other parts, the “When news was brought him that pumps and stores were washed out, the French had entered Moscow, the and nothing but a scene of horror preenvoys of the different powers, who sented itself. Many of the sailors at were then in his palace at Stockholm, this instant jumped overboard, under were thunderstruck: he alone declared the delusive hope of being able to firmly, that, from the date of this swim on shore, although the land was event, the campaign was lost to the fifteen miles distant. Several of these conquerors; and, addressing himself were almost immediately drowned, to the Austrian Envoy, at a time when alongside of the wreck. One boat, the troops of that power still formed a however, and only one, remained ; and part of the army of Napoleon, “ You in this the captain and a few men promay,” said he, write to the Emperor, ceeded on shore, to seek assistance, that Napoleon is lost, although the and to procure some fresh water. Just capture of Moscow seems the greatest at this time, your cousin jumped into exploit in his military career. I was the sea, and soon caught hold on one near him when he expressed himself of the pumps, that was floating near in this way, and did not, I confess, the wreck; and not long afterwards put entire faith in his predictions. But reached one of the masts, that had his profound knowledge of the art of drifted to a considerable distance, war, disclosed to him an event at that where it remained stationary, on actime least expected by others.” count of the rigging which was entan

gled among the craggy rocks at the bottom. On perceiving that the mast

could make no approaches towards the Extract from a private letter, giving shore, he again quitted his station, an account of a shipwreck near the after having rested some time, and island of Cuba, not long before the swam towards a part of the wreck, Slave Trade was abolished.

on which he espied four men. This “ Your cousin Richard has lately fragment, which proved to be the main arrived from a disastrous voyage, in a grating, he at length reached with most pitiable condition, having lost all extreme difficulty, and was nearly exhis clothes and his watch; and his life hausted when he joined his companions seems to have been preserved by a mi- in misfortune. The wind was favourraculous interposition of Providence. able; and they were driven to land in

“ On the middle passage from the about four hours. But the part of the coast of Africa to Barbadoes, the ship island on which they landed being unhad an engagement with an English cultivated and uninhabited, no assistcutter, and many broadsides were ex- ance was to be procured; so that they changed before they discovered their were compelled to subsist seven days mutual mistake. The ship, however, on grass, on the leaves of trees, and on did not receive any considerable da- some candles that occasionally washed mage in this encounter; but one man ashore from the wreck. They were had his arm shot off. This was only then providentially picked up by a the beginning of their misfortunes. Spanish schooner, and taken to the On proceeding from Barbadoes to the Havannah. From this place, the capHavannah, the ship, having 250 slaves tain, and three others only, reached on board, struck on a sunken rock, off Liverpool : all the slaves, except one the coast of Cuba, about five leagues woman, perished."

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resolution. On being asked to explain It seems totally impossible, that, in the occasion of such unexpected conour most deliberate calculations, we duct, she frankly replied, “ that she had should be able to set bounds to the just seen a man whom she liked better excesses of human depravity. When than the person she was about to. wantonness associates with barbarity, marry.” This declaration soon brought a new feature is added to common affairs to a crisis. The marriage cerewickedness; and we are rather at a mony was suspended ; and as an imloss to determine, which has the great- me ate dissolution of partnership est claim to our detestation,—the vice took place, the minister conducted the itself, or the effrontery with which it parties to distinct doors. The half is associated.

bridegroom, rather disgusted with her At Maestricht, some time in Febru- conduct, than mortified at his disapary, 1817, as a newly-married couple pointment, declared that his affections were crossing a foot-bridge, they were were alienated from her, and that attacked by some villains, who not nothing should induce him to take her only took from them their superfluous for his wife, even if her resolution garments, but literally stripped them were to alter. One of his friends findstark naked, and then deliberately ing him in such good spirits, intimathanged them on two separate trees, ed, that, as the supper was prepared, contiguous to each other. After they the priest still at hand, and many of had been in this situation some time, the guests were in waiting, much time a cartman passing that way, beheld the and expense might be spared, if he horrid spectacle. The

was would return to the church, and conquite dead; but in the woman he per- clude the ceremony with one of the ceived some remains of life, as she bridemaids. The hint was instantly had introduced her hand between the taken, and the proposal made ; and as rope and her neck, when the monsters the fair one had no objection, they became their executioners. On tak- immediately returned, got married, ing her down, the cartman pulled off repaired to the house, and regaled his frock, and wrapped it round her; themselves with the supper which had and in this condition conveyed her to a been provided for the other, and partly public-house at no great distance. at the expense of her friends.

A few Among the company who were there weeks afterwards, the deserter was drinking, was a wretch, who, in the married to “ the man whom she liked hurry of the moment, exclaimed, better;" and both husbands meeting “Good God! this is the woman that shortly after these events, shook hands, we hanged.”. His companions in- and they have continued to live in stantly took the alarm, and, together friendship ever since. with himself, immediately made off'. Diligent search was made for them, but nothing could ever lead to their detection.

We have just been favoured with a copy of some important resolutions, entered into at a meeting of the Pro

testant Union, held on the 17th instant, Some time since, in the Highlands of at the London Tavern, Stephen CattScotland, an affectionate lover con- ley, Esq. in the chair. Of these resoducted his intended bride to the altar, lutions, which are fourteen in number, to secure her for life.

The marriage we can only give the following conceremony began, and proceeded with densed epitome. its accustomed regularity, until the 1. That the demands now making by

was asked this important the Catholics, affect our civil and reliquestion, “ Wilt thou have this man gious liberties. 2. That these demands for thy wedded husband ?” to which, are political, and aim at dominion, with much apparent sincerity, she re- which will affect the government of plied “ No.” The poor bridegroom the British empire. 3. That Protestwas half petrified, and gazed upon antism is the great security of our her with astonishment ; but no expos- happiness and welfare. 4. That the tulation either from himself, from the British Constitution and Government minister, or from the friends of both are essentially and fundamentally Proparties, could induce her to alter her testant. 5. That the coronation oath

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peculiar sagacity; and his conduct, from the shore, and immediately turnwhen he abstained from active opera- ed on her beam ends. The captain, in tions at particular seasons, such as he hopes that she would recover her promanifested in March, 1814, she ascribes per position, and that the people on to a sound and enlightened view of board might be saved from the peril of the interests of Sweden and France ; their situation, ordered her masts to be although many others, who only saw cut away. But every effort proved in the fact, without being able to com- vain. Her hull remained immoveably prehend the reasons by which he was fixed on the rock; and after con

nuguided, attributed his inactivity to an ing in this state all night, and part of instability of disposition, or an inten- the next day, she divided asunder, tion to deceive. To confirm the truth and became a perfect wreck. The of her own opinion, she has related quarter deck and the cabin being the following anecdote :

separated from the other parts, the “ When news was brought him that pumps and stores were washed out, the French had entered Moscow, the and nothing but a scene of horror preenvoys of the different powers, who sented itself. Many of the sailors at were then in his palace at Stockholm, this instant jumped overboard, under were thunderstruck: he alone declared the delusive hope of being able to firmly, that, from the date of this swim on shore, although the land was event, the campaign was lost to the fifteen miles distant. Several of these conquerors; and, addressing himself were almost immediately drowned, to the Austrian Envoy, at a time when alongside of the wreck. One boat, the troops of that power still formed a however, and only one, remained ; and part of the army of Napoleon, “ You in this the captain and a few men promay,” said he, write to the Emperor, ceeded on shore, to seek assistance, that Napoleon is lost, although the and to procure some fresh water. Just capture of Moscow seems the greatest at this time, your cousin jumped into exploit in his military career.” I was the sea, and soon caught hold on one near him when he expressed himself of the pumps, that was floating near in this way, and did not, I confess, the wreck; and not long afterwards put entire faith in his predictions. But reached one of the masts, that had his profound knowledge of the art of drifted to a considerable distance, war, disclosed to him an event at that where it remained stationary, on actime least expected by others.” count of the rigging which was entan

gled among the craggy rocks at the bottom. On perceiving that the mast

could make no approaches towards the Extract from a private letter, giving shore, he again quitted his station, an account of a shipwreck near the after having rested some time, and island of Cuba, not long before the swam towards a part of the wreck, Slave Trade was abolished.

on which he espied four men. This “ Your cousin Richard has lately fragment, which proved to be the main arrived from a disastrous voyage, in a grating, he at length reached with most pitiable condition, having lost all extreme difficulty, and was nearly exhis clothes and his watch; and his life hausted when he joined his companions seems to have been preserved by a mi- in misfortune. The wind was favourraculous interposition of Providence.

able; and they were driven to land in “ On the middle passage from the about four hours. But the part of the coast of Africa to Barbadoes, the ship island on which they landed being unhad an engagement with an English cultivated and uninhabited, no assistcutter, and many broadsides were ex- ance was to be procured; so that they changed before they discovered their were compelled to subsist seven days mutual mistake. The ship, however, on grass, on the leaves of trees, and on did not receive any considerable da- some candles that occasionally washed mage in this encounter; but one man ashore from the wreck. They were had his arm shot off. This was only then providentially picked up by a the beginning of their misfortunes. Spanish schooner, and taken to the On proceeding from Barbadoes to the Havannah. From this place, the capHavannah, the ship, having 250 slaves tain, and three others only, reached on board, struck on a sunken rock, off Liverpool : all the slaves, except one the coast of Cuba, about five leagues woman, perished.”

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resolution. On being asked to explain It seems totally impossible, that, in the occasion of such unexpected conour most deliberate calculations, we duct, she frankly replied, “ that she had should be able to set bounds to the just seen a man whom she liked better excesses of human depravity. When than the person she was about to. wantonness associates with barbarity, marry.” This declaration soon brought a new feature is added to common affairs to a crisis. The marriage cerewickedness; and we are rather at a mony was suspended; and as an imloss to determine, which has the great- mediate dissolution of partnership est claim to our detestation,—the vice took place, the minister conducted the itself, or the effrontery with which it parties to distinct doors. The half is associated.

bridegroom, rather disgusted with her At Maestricht, some time in Febru- conduct, than mortified at his disapary, 1817, as a newly-married couple pointment, declared that his affections were crossing a foot-bridge, they were were alienated from her, and that attacked by some villains, who not nothing should induce him to take her only took from them their superfluous for his wife, even if her resolution garments, but literally stripped them were to alter. One of his friends findstark naked, and then deliberately ing him in such good spirits, intimathanged them on two separate trees, ed, that, as the supper was prepared, contiguous to each other. After they the priest still at hand, and many of had been in this situation some time, the guests were in waiting, much time a cartman passing that way, beheld the and expense might be spared, if he horrid spectacle. The

would return to the church, and conquite dead; but in the woman he per- clude the ceremony with one of the ceived some remains of life, as she bridemaids. The hint was instantly had introduced her hand between the taken, and the proposal made ; and as rope and her neck, when the monsters the fair one had no objection, they became their executioners. On tak- immediately returned, got married, ing her down, the cartman pulled off repaired to the house, and regaled his frock, and wrapped it round her; themselves with the supper which had and in this condition conveyed her to a been provided for the other, and partly public-house at no great distance. at the expense of her friends. A few Among the company who were there weeks afterwards, the deserter was drinking, was a wretch, who, in the married to “ the man whom she liked hurry of the moment, exclaimed, better;" and both husbands meeting “Good God! this is the woman that shortly after these events, shook hands, we hanged.” His companions in- and they have continued to live in stantly took the alarm, and, together friendship ever since. with himself, immediately made off. Diligent search was made for them, but nothing could ever lead to their detection.

We have just been favoured with a copy of some important resolutions, entered into at a meeting of the Pro

testant Union, held on the 17th instant, Some time since, in the Highlands of at the London Tavern, Stephen CattScotland, an affectionate lover con- ley, Esq. in the chair. Of these resoducted his intended bride to the altar, lutions, which are fourteen in number, to secure her for life. The marriage we can only give the following conceremony began, and proceeded with densed epitome. its accustomed regularity, until the 1. That the demands now making by

was asked this important the Catholics, affect our civil and reliquestion, " Wilt thou have this man gious liberties. 2. That these demands for thy wedded husband ?” to which, are political, and aim at dominion, with much' apparent sincerity, she re- which will affect the government of plied “ No,” The poor bridegroom the British empire. 3. That Protestwas half petrified, and gazed upon antism is the great security of our her with astonishment; but no expos- happiness and welfare. 4. That the tulation either from himself, from the British Constitution and Government minister, or from the friends of both are essentially and fundamentally Proparties, could induce her to alter her testant. 5. That the coronation oath

PROTESTANT UNION.

HYMENEAL ANECDOTE.

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