THE FARMER AXD THE POET.
A TALE—Written in consequence of a La
dy of High Celebrity in the Literary World,
having declared she thought it very degrad
ing to eat.
A farmer’* son, nam’d Richard Ravel,
Had long indulg’d a wish to travel ;
If such a term may he apply’d
To viewing London't brilliant side ;
For there all 1) ick’s ideas center'd;
His lather thought the boy distemper'd.
No longer would he take delight
In driving plough from m<>rn to night ;
And if he followed with the grain.
No single pray’r was made for rain ;
Not e’en th<f bliss of harvest home
Could banish the fond wish to roam!
At length a London Friend went down.
Which gratify’d the pensive clown;
A cousin by his mother’s side;
And, to increase poor Richard’s pride,
This cousin claim’d the rank of Poet,
If ’tis allow’d that couplets show it;
However, he was self-applauded,
Tho’ lit had never been rewarded
With an immortal crown of bav*,
For all his various doggrel lays !
Yet Dick was ready to admire !
And thought he heard Apollo’s lvre
Whene’r his strains the poet chaunted,
Or in rhapsodic tones had ranted;
Lines, in which sense was so confounded,
That Dick’s ideas al! were stounded.
The poet pleas’d with admiration,
Grew very fond of his relation ;
Condemn’d his father for concealing
Such sense, such spirit, and such feeling !
And said, that under his tuition,
Dick’s ulent would acquire fruition ;
And that the glorious goddess Fame
Would loudly herald Ravel’s name!
Old Havel who had never found
A wish aiise beyond his ground,
Had new ideas fill liis brain,
And glory superceded grain !
The rays which shone on Richard’s head,
He proudly thouglu would beam and spread,
And he should shine, from borrow’d Fght,
Just like the Cynthian Queen of Night!
Leave was obtain’d; they went together;
Dick’s heart was light as any feathn ;
His mind was fraught with expectation
Os rising to some potent station !
Yet who shall paint the youth's surprise
When Russell court first met his eve* !
A narrow stair-case they ascended,
Where sun ne’er shone, or light befriended.
The door unlock’d a room appear’d
With plaister’d walls, and all besmear’d
With dirt and smoak: two stools were seen;
A bed hung round with tatter’d green;
A broken table, patch’d together,
With two long strips of dirty leather;
A grate, devoid of tongs and shovel—
‘ Is this ’ cried Dick, * your wretched hovel!
* Oh, Lord! and what a smell is here !
* In mercy let us have some air.
* Why, cousin, I cant draw my breath;
* I swear this place will be my death!’
Without attending to his guest,
The poet then unlock’d his chest,
Took out a crusty piece of cheese,
A few dried onions, and some pease ;
Brisk struck a light—blew up a flame;
Whilst the poor votary of fame
Stood planet struck—not knowing whether
His wits remained secure together!
An old tin saucepan next was brought,
In value not worth half a groat;
In truth, seem’d like a nest for fleas,
Yot in the poet popp’d his pease,
Then put the onions—call’d for water.
Saying « he thought that shameful slaughter
' Made amongst beasts and birds, and fishes,
* To gratify the taste with dishes,
4 Degraded man ! and felt a shock
4 Whene’r he saw a mutton chop !’
* Shock’d!’ exclaim’d Dick; 4 What shock’d
• to eat!’
4 Yes,’ said the poet, • vulgar meat!
4 Why Richard hast thou never heard,
4 A creature neither beast nor bird,
4 Lives upon air > Why should not man
4 Adopt the same refin’d, chaste plan ?
4 Instead of stuffing like a glutton,
4 His stomach with the fat of mutton ?
4 Fumes of gross meat affect the brain,
4 Clog the ideas with a chain,
4 Prevent transcendant thoughts from rising,
4 Which cannot be at all surprising;
4 For those who study Nature’s laws,
* Know that effect's produc’d by cause.’
4 I know,’ said Dick, • I have been a fool;’
Seating himself upon a stool;
4 But wiser folks might be mistaken;
4 Yet Cousin pray get a piece of bacon,
* To boil along with them there pease.’
* No, that I would not e’en to please
4 The Poet Laureat, ever do it;
4 So once for all, Dick, now you know' it.’
Dick said no more—but sudden starting,
Snatch’d up his hat resolv’d on parting;
Went to an inn—call’d for a steak,
Yet felt as if his heart would break.
4 Live upon air ’ said he 4 indeed; *
4 Yet this was not his country creed,
4 For he could twitch a chicken down,
4 And drink a pot of our stout brown!
4 But what a fool was I for thinking
* This place which certainly is stinking,
4 Better than that pure wholesome air
4 Where father lives, and drowns all care ?
4 But, e’er to morrow’s sun goes down,
4 I’ll be far distant from this town;
4 And never, never, wish to travel,
4 If there’s belief in Richard Ravel;
4 Then cultivate my father’s grounds,
4 And never stir beyond their bounds.’
TELL me, ye daughters of Eve,
what is this beauty of which ve pride
yourselves, to the embellishments of
which ye spend so many precious hours
of your existence ? It is like the tran
sient sun-beam of the morning, flying
before the storm. Soon will the win
ter of age pluck the rose from your
cheek, and convert those dimples into
extended wrinkles. Those shining
tresses will be silvered by time, and
scarce sufficient remain to cover your
heads. Those eyes now sparkling with
pleasure, will be sunken and hollow,
and no traces of your former beauty be
left. A few years, and your fine forms
will be shrivelled by the clay-cold hand
<»f death. Then will the yawning grave
receive the lost sacrifice of mortality.
At that awful period, the soul will wing
its flight, speeding to the tribunal of
celestial justice. There ye must give
an account of the moments spent on
earth, and answer to your Redeemer
for the time given you to be employed
for your benefit, to render you worthy
partakers ol heavenly love. Lay up,
therefore, for yourselves, in the days
of your youth, provisions for the mind
against the advances of age; for be as
sured, no sorrow or calamity is too
great to be borne, if Gor> is our friend;
no pleasure capable of gratifying us, if
it be purchased at the expence of his
“ 1 o have your minds decked with di
vine virtues, and dressed after the ami
able pattern of your Redeemer’s holi
ness,” says the excellent Hervfcy,
“ would spread a sort of heavenly glow
over the finest set of features, and
heighten the loveliness of every other
engaging accomplishment. What is
yet a more inviting consideration, these
flowers would not wither with nature,
nor be tarnished with time, but would
open continually into richer beauties,
and flourish even in the winter of age.
Jhit the most incomparable recommen
dation of these noble qualities is, that
bum their hallowed telics, as from the
fragrant ashes of the pheenix, will, ere
long, arise an illustrious form, bright
as the wings of angels, lasting as the
light of the New-Jerusalem.”
1 Imt these are sacred and incontro
vertible truths, every church-yard bears
witness, i here lie incongruously mix
ed, tile rich and the poor. W here now
arc the distinction of beauty and defor
mity? of grandeur and lowliness? She
who once added brilliancy to a ball, and
shone in every embellishment of fash
ion, is now rotting in the silent confines
of the tomb. What does it import her
now, whether the brilliants that spark
led in her cestus, and shone resplen
dent from her head, were more ele
gantly disposed than another’s? or that
the silks that adorned her person, were
more fashionable, and of a finer texture,
than her companion’s ? They, like her
mortal frame, are faded, and worn out.
But they cannot make her memory
respected, or “ Snatch” for her “ a
wreath beyond the grave.” Where
now is the smile of pleasure, once
beaming in her face and sparkling in
her eye ? where the easy gaiety
of her step, the modulated pathos of
her voice? Stiff arc those elastic limbs,
®nc« moving in the sprightly mases of
the dance ; silent is that voice which
has so oft ravished her listening auditors.
Life, we know, is uncertain. The
tomb, we know, is the boundary of all
earthly pursuit. To-day we may draw
a plan ol enjoyment for a long series
of years, and to-morrow be snatched
from existence. Do we not daily see
our friends fall around us, and are un
certain ourselves, how long or short a
time we may remain. Under this im
pression, it behoves you, my fair coun
trywomen, to employ to the best ad
vantage, the hours allotted you; to per
mit no fugitive moment to escape, un
accompanied by improvement, or un
marked by some good deed. Search
the inmost recess of your heart, and
carefully avoid estimating too highly
your own perfections; for self-love will
be apt to overrate them. Remember
your good deeds will of themselves
speak most eloquently in your favor.
Be not therefore solicitous to obtain
earthly praise, but rather seek to merit
the approbation of your own conscience.
1 his is a monitor you may depend on
at all times. Ihe wretched sinner in
the midst of his vicious pleasures, starts
at its well known voice. He dares not
think ; and to droWn its loud appeals,
he plunges still deeper into the whirl
pool of destruction: till at last the waves
close over his head, and he sinks in the
ocean of eternity.
flow different from such a person’s
must be the sensations of the dying
Christian, as given in the beautiful lan
guage of Pope !
Vital spark of heavenly flame!
Quit, oh quit this mortal frame •
Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying:
Oh, the pain, the bliss of dying !
Cease fond nature, cease thy strife,
And let me languish into life.
Hark ! they whisper; angel* sav,
Suier spirit come awav.
What is this absorbs me quite ?
Steals my senses sliuts my sight,
Drowns mv spirits, draws my breath!
Tell me, my soul, can this be death ?
The world recedes; it disappears!
Heaven opens on my eyes! my ears
With sounds seraphic ring!
I.end, lend your wings! I mount! I fly!
O Grave! where is thy victory ?
O, Death, where is thy sting ?
HAVING at length resolved, t»
make Augusta his future resi
dence, informs the community, that he
will resume the Practice. He lives in
the large brick house, at the upper end
of Broad-Street, belonging to the estate
of Col. Watkins.
July 26. (ts.) 1—
A VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND,
Will be Sold,
On the Jirst Tuesday in October next , at
the Court-house in Columbia county ,
to the highest bidder;
TWO hundred and ninety Acres of
Land, be the same more or less,
which said tract of land being a part of
the real estate of David Perryman, dec.
lying on the Great Kiokee creek, near
the Court-house, adjoining Col. John
Appling, and others—one hundred
acres of said land is now in cultiva
tion, with a good mill thereon, and a
good spring, with a thriving Apple Or
chard—The terms will be made known
on the day of Sale.
Elisha Perryman , Adm’r.
July 26. i
On Saturday the 13 th of September next ,
at the late residence of Dixon Perry
man, dec. fart of the personal estace
of said deceased.
TWO negroes, Sam and Mourning,
two guns, a Watch, a set of Sur
veyor’s Instruments, and other articles
too tedious to mention, will be sold to
the highest bidder—Terms of sale,
made known on the day of sale.
David Stanford , 7r-
Elisha Perryman , jX rs ‘
July 26, 1806. 5
Administrator'*s sale .
On Saturday the 13 th of Sc/it ember next,
at the late residence of Dixon Perry
Will be Sold,
THE whole of the personal estate
of Jeremiah Perryman, deceased:
1 o wit, one negro man, two horses,
one set Black Smiths tools, two guns,
and one hand saw—Terms of sale,
made known on the day of sale.
Elisha Perryman , Adm’r.
July 26. i
ALL persons indebted to the estate
of the late Dixon Perryman, of
the county of Columbia, are desired to
come forward and make payment—
those who have claims against said es
tate, will forward them within the time
prescribed by law for payment.
David Stanford , },,
Elisha Perryman , 5 ls ‘
July 26. i
GEORGIA, Richmond County.
AT a meeting of the Honorable the
Inferior Court , on Monday the 7th Ju
Present —John Course,
ON the application of William But
ler, stating that he is confined in
the custody of the Sheriff, under a bail
writ, issued at the suit of Michael and
John Conrad, Sc Co. and that he is un
able to pay the debt or give bail for the
same, and praying the benefit of the
act passed for the relief of insolvent
ORDERED , That the said William
Butler notify his creditors either in per
son or by giving sixty days notice in
the Augusta Chronicle and Columbian
Centinel, previous to the first Monday
in October next, at which time an ex
amination will be had, and a discharge
granted, if no cause is shewn to the
contrary; and the Sheriff is hereby
commanded to have the body of the
said William Butler before us, at 11
o’clock, at the Court-house, on the
said first Monday in October next.
Taken from 'the MmufeJ. ¥■**. '
MATTHEW FOX, CVk.
July is. r Ss _
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January 11. 39
AFTER the expiration of nine
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Burke county, for leave to sell the re
maining part of the real estate of John
Mitchell, deceased, viz:
I’ our tracts us Land adjoining
each other,containing 590 acres,bound
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town of Waynesborough, north by
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