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JOHN 11. RHODES.
September 14, 1840. (3) ts.
We extract the following from the tale
of “ Charles O’Malley, the Irish Dragoon,”
now in course of publication in Brother
“ Well, it’s a good many years ago, my
father listed in the North Cork, just to ob
lige Mr. Barry, the landlord there ; 1 For,’
says he, ‘ Phil,’ says he, ‘ it’s not a sol
dier ye’ll be at all, but my own man, to
brush my clothes and go errands, and the
like o’ that, and the king, long life to him,
will help to pay ye for your trouble—ye
-understand me. Well, my father agreed,
and Mr. Barry was as good as his word.
Never a guard did my father mount, nor
as much as a drill had he, nor a roll-call,
nor anything at all, save and except wait
on the Captain, his master, just as pleasant
as needs be, and no inconvenience in life.
“ Well, for three years, this went on as
I’m telling, and the regiment was ordered
down to Banthry, because of a report that
the 4 Boys’ was rising down there ; and
the second evening there was anight party
patrolling with Captain Barry, for six
hours in the rain, and the Captain, God be
marciful to him, tuk cowld and died ; more
be token, they said it was drink, but my
father says it wasn’t; 4 For,’ says he,
4 after he tuk eight tumblers comfortably,’
my father mixed the ninth, and the Captain
waved his hand this way, as much as to
say, he’d have no more. 4 ls it that ye
mean,’ says my father, and the Captain
nodded. 4 Musha, but it’s sorry I am,’
says my father, 4 to see you this way, for
ye must be bad entirely to leave off in the
beginning of the evening.’ And thrue for
him, the Captain was dead in the morning.
44 A sorrowful day it was for my father,
when he died ; it was the finest place in the
world ; little to do ; plenty of divarsion;
and a kind man he was—when he was
drunk. Well, then, when the Captain was
buried, and all was over, my father hoped
they’d be for letting him away, as he said,
4 Sure, I’m no use in life to any body, save
the man that’s gone, for his ways are all I
know, and I never was a sodger.’ But,
upon my conscience, they had other
thoughts in their heads ; for they ordered
him into the ranks to be drilled just like the
recruits they took the day before. 4 Mus
ha, isn’t this hard,’ said my father ; 4 here
I am, an ould vitrin that ought to be dis
charged on a pension, with two-and-sixpehce
a day, obliged to go capering about the
barrack-yard, practicing the goose step,
or some other nonsense not becoming my
age nor my habits ;’ but so it was. Well,
this went on for some time, and, sure, if
they were hard on my father, hadn’t he his
revenge, for Ite nigh broke their hearts with
his stupidity. Oh ! nothing in life could
equal him ; devil a thing, no matter how
easy, he could learn at all ; and, so far
from caring for being in confinement, it
was that he liked best. Every sergeant in
the regiment had a trial of him, but all to
no good, and he seemed striving so hard to
learn all the while, that they were loath to
punish him, the ould rogue!
“ This was going on for.some time, when,
one day, news came in that a body of the
rebels as they called them, was coming
down the Gap of Mulnavick, to storm the
town, and burn all before them. The
whole regiment was, of coorse under arms,
and great preparations was made for a bat
tle ; meanwhile patrols were ordered to
scour the roads, and sentries posted at
every turn of the way and every rising
ground, to give warning when the boys
came in sight, and my father was placed at
the bridge of Drumsnag, in the wildest and
bleakest part of the whole country, with
nothing but furze mountains on every side,
and a straight road going over the top of
them. 4 This is pleasant,’ says my lather,
as soon as they left him there alone by
himself, with no human crayture to speak
to, nor a whiskey shop within ten miles of
him ; 4 cowld comfort,’ says he, 4 on a
winter’s day—and faix but I’ve a mind to
give ye the slip.’
“ Well, he put his gun down on the
bridge, and be lit his pipe, and he sat
down under an ould tree, and began to ru
minate upon his affairs.
“ 4 Oh, then, it’s wishing it well I am,’
say she, 4 for sodgering; and bad luck to the
hammer that struck the shilling that listed
me, that s all, for lie was mighty low in
“ Just, then a noise canto rattling down
near him ; he listened ; and before he
could get on his legs, down come the Gen
eral, ould Colhoon, with an orderly after j
“ 4 Who goes that V says my father.
“ ‘ The round,’ says the General, look
ing about all the time to see where was the
sentry, for tny father was snug under the
44 4 What round V says my father.
“ 4 The grand round,’ says the General,
more puzzled than afore.
“ 4 Pass on, grand round, and God save
you kindly,’ says my father, putting his
pipe in his mouth again, for he thought all
“ 1 D—n your soul, where are you V
says the General ; for sorra bit of my
father could he see yet.
“ 4 It’s here I am,’ says he, 4 and a
cowld place I have of it ; and av it wasn’t
for the pipe I’d be lost entirely.’
44 The words wasn’t out of his mouth,
when the General began laughing till ye’d \
think he’d fall off his horse ; and the dra
goon behind him—more by token, they say
it wasn’t right of him—laughed as loud as
“ 4 Yer a droll sentry,’ says the General,
as soon as he could speak.
4 4 4 Begorra, it’s little fun there’s left in
me,’ says my father, 4 with this drilling
and parading, and blaguarding about the
roads all night.’
“ 4 And is this the way you salute your
officer?’ say the General.
‘‘‘Just so,’ says my father; ‘devil a
more politeness ever they taught me.’
44 4 What regiment do you belong to?’
says the General.
“ 4 The North Cork, bad luck to them,’
says my father, with a sigh.
4 4 4 They ought to be proud of ye,’ says
44 4 I’m sorry for it,’ says my father, sor
rowfully, 4 for maybe they’ll keep me the
“ 4 Well, my good fellow,’ says the Gen
eral, 4 i haven’t more time to waste here—
but let me teach you something before I go.
Whenever your officer passes, it’s your
duty to present arms to him.’
44 4 Ar ah, it’s jokin’ ye are,’ says my
44 4 No, I’m in earnest,’ says he, 4 as ye
mjght learn to your cost, if i brought you to
a court martial.’ .
44 4 Well, there’s no knowing,’ says my
father, 4 what they’d be up to ; but sure
ifthat’s all, I’ll do it with all 4 the veins,’
whenever yer coming this way again.’
“The General began to laugh again here
“ 4 l’m coming back in the evening,’ says
he, ‘and mind you don’t forget your respect
to your officer.’
44 ‘Never fear, sir,’ says my father; ‘and
many thanks to you for your kindness for
“Away Went the General, and the order
ly after him, and, in ten minutes, they were
out of sight.
“The night was falling fast, and one half
of the mountain was quite dark already,
when my father began to think they were
forgetting him entirely. He looked one
way, ana he looked another, but sorra bit
of a sergeant’s guard was coming to relieve
him. There he was, fresh and fasting,
and daren’t go for the bare life. ‘l’ll give
you a quarter of an hour more,’ says my
father, ‘till the light leaves that rock up
there ; after that,’ says he, ‘by the mass !
I’ll be off, av it cost me what it may.’
“Well, sure enough, his courage was not
needed this time ; for what did he see at
j the same moment but a shadow of something
comijrg down the road, opposite the bridge;
lie looked again ; and then he made out
the General himself, that was walking his
horse down the steep part of the mountain,
followed by the orderly. My father imme
diately took up his musket off the wall,
settled his belts, shook the ashes out of his
pipe, and put it into his pocket, making
himself as smart and neat-looking as he
could he, determined, when ould Colhoon
came up, to ask him for leave to go home,
at least for the night. Well, by this time,
the General was turning a sliap part of the
el iff that looks down upon the bridge, from
where you might look five miles round on
every side. ‘He sees me,’ says my father;
‘but I’ll be just as quick as himself.’ no
sooner said than done ; for, coming forward
to the parapet of the bridge, he up with his
musket to his shoulder, and presented it
straight at the General. It wasn’t well
well there, when the officer pulled up his
horse quite short, and shouted out, ‘Sentry
“ 4 Allan !’ says my father, still covering,
4 4 4 Down with your musket, you rascal;
don’t you see it’s the grand round.’
44 ‘To be sure I do,’ says my father, nev
er changing for a minute.
4 4 4 The ruffian will shoot me,’ says the
“ 4 Devil a fear,’ says my father, 4 av it
doesn’t go off of itself.’
“ 4 What do you means by that, you vil
lain ? says the General, scarce able to
speak with fright, for every turn he gave
on his horse my father followed with the
gun— ‘ What do you mean ?’
“ ‘Sure, ain't I presenting,’ says my fath
er : ‘blood and ages, do you want me to fire
44 With that the General drew a pistol
from his holster, and took deliberate aim at
my father; and there they stood for five
minutes, looking ateaoh other, the orderly,
all the while, breaking his heart laughing
behind a rock ; for, ye see, the General
knew av he retreated, that my father might
fire on purpose, and av he came on he might
fire by chance; and sorra bit he knew
what was best to be done.
44 4 Are ye going to pass the evening up
there, grand round ?’ says my father, 4 for
it’s tired I’m g tting houlding this so long?’
“ ‘Port arms,’ shouted the General, as if
“ ‘Sure I can’t, till yer passed,’ says my
father, angrily, 4 and my hand’s trembling
“ ‘By heavens ! I shall be shot,’ says the
44 ‘Be gorra, it’s what I’m afraid of,’ says
my father; and the words wasn’t out of his
mouth before off went the musket bang, and
down fell the General smack on the ground
senseless. Well, the orderly ran out at
this, and took him up and examined his
wound ; but it was’nt a wound at all, only
the wadding of the gun, for my father—God
be kind to him—ye see, could do nothing
right, and so he bit off the wrong end of the
cartridge when lie put it in the gun, and by
reason there was no bullet in it. Well,
from that day after they never got sight of
him, for the instant the General dropped lie
sprung over the bridgewall and got away:
and what, between living in a lime-kiln for
two months, eating nothing but blackber
ries and sloes, and other disguises, he nev
er returned to the army, but ever after took
a civil situation, and driv a hearse for ma
“ What a falling off was there,” as the
Locofoco said, white looking over the Pre
sidential Returns in our last.
Disadvantage of Whiskers.—A small
vessel was lately discovered rounding Key
West. All the men on board Were disco
vered wearing long, bushy, black whiskers;
the alarm was immediately given that they
were pirates. She was boarded by the Ot
sego, and all on board were conducted un
der a guard of Marines to the Court House
at Key West, when, upon investigation,
they proved to be a party of New Orleans
fashionable gentlemen, who were returning
from a pleasure trip to the Bahamas.
CKr CUT OFF YOUR WHISKERS.
Somebody proposed that as the Cuba
bloodhounds would not hunt Indians, they
should be kept to hunt Swartwouters.
44 That would never answer,” suggested
another, “ for these absquatulators never
leave a cent behind them.”
44 Hold me, six Men!” —ln these days,
when the distinctions of the poor and the
rich are made such fruitful topics of dis
cussion, it may be well to record the sub
lime effort of an Eastern orator, who,
though he may have laid himself open to
the charge of having borrowed a part ofhis
phraseology, is certainly unsurpassed in the
pathos of his ideas. Becoming warm with
his subject, he remarked—
-44 Behold the poor man ! sitting under the
unbrageous shadow of a shady oak, at
whose feet is running the limping brook,
calling around him his wife and the rest of
his children, and pointing out to them the
Consternation of the Great Bear and the
other stars, each devolving on its own axle
tree. Such is the state of the poor man !”
“ Washed whiter but not shaken by the
shock,” as the loafer said, when he crawl
ed out from under the pump, where the
Lynchers had left him.
M. J. KAPPEt, Printer.
The Ballot Box. —Every man of com
mon sense aiid common honesty, says the
Boston Times, will at once perceive the
necessity of stronger guards upon the right
of suffrage. What it the Vote of the really
honest and industrious citizen—he who has
his all at stake in the institutions of the
country—worth, when Cast against a dozen
; votes illegally thrust into the ballot box,
| and by a person who, by this very act,
shows that he has iio interest in the com
mon welfare, and no feeling beyond the ac
| complishment of his own dishonest pur
Soon after the Copernican system of as
tronomy began to be generally understood,
an old Connecticut farmer went to his par
son with the following inquiry :
“ Dr. TANARUS., do you believe in this new
story they tell of the earth moving round
the sun ?”
“ Yes, cirtainly.”
44 Do you think it is according to Scrip
ture ? If it’s true, how could Joshua have
cor manded the sun to stand still ?”
“ Umph!” quoth the Doctor, nowhat
puzzled, “ Joshua commanded the sun to
stand still; did he V’
44 Well, it stood still, did it not ?”
44 Very well. NoW, did you ever hear,
that he set it going again.”
Good. —The following is a capital hit at
the political spendthrifts who, after drain
ing the Treasury dry, passed an act for the
safe keeping of the public money. The
resolution was passed in a Tippecanoe
Club, in Madison county, Ohio.
“ Resolved , That the passage of the Sub
treasury at this particular juncture, is a
striking illustration of the toy’s policy,
who expended his last penny in the pur
chase of anew pocket book.”
Smoking. —When Lord Brougham was
in the zenith ofhis fame, ere he took his
prodigious leap from the floor of the House
of Commons to the Woolsack in the Lords,
he most certainly derived great benefit from
a pipe. When he was working what may
be called treble tides, he smoked a pipe
between each spell, and returned with re
newed vigor in his multifarious labors.
After having mystified a box of common
jurymen in the Court of King’s Bench, he
took one pipe in the afternoon before pro
ceedingtothe House ofCommons; and after
having spoken for 2 or 3 hours, profusely
mingling wit with wisdom, and instructing
his opponents while he flayed them, he re
turned home to smoke another pipe before
sitting down for an article forthe Edinburgh
Review. On the conclusion of the labor of
the day he took another pipe, as a compo
ser before going to bed, probably bearing
in mind the advice of Lord Bacon, who re
commends those who value their health to
to seek repose with a tranquil mind.
Mortuary Law. —The West Kirk Session
of Edinburg, in the pletitude of its high and
sanctimonious wisdom, has forbidden Sun
day burials. Would they condescend to
propound a regulation upen the sinful prac
tice of dying on Wednesdays ? Let them
come to some arrangement with the other
faculty to stop that, and they may perchance
arrive at the root of the evil.
Money in Till. —The following circum
stance is as true as it is singular.
A few years ago, two gentlemen, who
had been loft executors to the will of a
friend, on examining the property, found a
scrap of paper on which was written, ‘sev
en liund pounds in Till.’ This they took
in the literal sense, and examined all his
apartments carefully, but in vain. They
sold his collection of books to a bookseller,
and paid the legacies in proportion. The
singularity of the circumstance occasioned
them frequently to converse about it, and
they recol looted among the books sold( which
had taken place seven weeks before) there
was a folio edition of Tillotson’s Sermons.
The probability of this being what was al
luded by the word “Till” on the piece of
paper, made one of them immediately wait
upon the bookseller,who had purchased the
books, and asked him if he had the edition
ofTillotson, which had been among the
books sold to him ; on his reply in the af
firmative, and the volumes, being handed
down, the gentlemen immediately purchas
ed them, and on carefully examining the
leaves, found bank notes singly dispersed
in varsious places of the volumes to the a
mount of seven hundred pounds ! But what
is, perhaps, no less remarkable than the
preceding, the bookseller informed him that
a gentleman at Cambridge, reading his cat
a logue of this edition to be sold, had writ
ten to him and desired it might be sent to
Cambridge, which was accordingly done ;
but the books not answering the gentle
man’s expectations they had been returned,
and had been in the bookseller’s shop till
the period of this very singular discovery.
Marrying a lady for her beauty, is like
eating a bird for its singing.
44 She’s all my fancy painted her,” as the
fox said of the fat chicken.
“ A sweet pickle you’re in,” as Amos
said to Matty, while reading his last