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Rural cabinet. (Warrenton, Ga.) 1828-18??, December 13, 1828, Image 1

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VOL. I. THE CABIN h T Is published every Saturday , by P. L ROBINSON, Warrentun , Geo. at three dollars per annum , which may be discharged by two dollars and ffty cents if paid within sixty days of the time of subscribing. MACON BRIDGE. ON TUESDAY the 6th day of January next, at 11 o’clock A. M. will be exposed to sale in Macon, to the highest bidder, the .BRIDGE across the Oemulgee river at Macon, together with one acre of land on the eastern side of the Oemulgee river, to he used as one of the hutments,* and the privilege us using so much of Fifth, or Bridge Street, on the western hank as may be necessary for the other u tment of the Bridge. The purchaser will he required, on the day of the sale to pay to the com miss-oners one fifth part of the pur chase money in Cash or current hills or chartered banks of this State/and to give bond with two or more approv ed sureties for the payment of the residue in four equal annual instal ments MM TURMAN, A r C. B. STRONG, i Comm,s ’ 0 H PRINCE, J B,oncrs * O’ t. 25. 1828. 23 9f. Ti<e Editors of the Charleston City Gazette, the Tuscal >osa Chronicle, ami of the s veri l public Gazettes in this State, will publish the foregoing we kly nine weeks, in their respective papers, and forward ih ir accounts to the Executive Department, Warren Superior Court. October Term 1828. John Wright, H<*nr> J."’ Wright, Henry flight, in right of his wife, &. „ .. ind Jew Pope. i„ | Bl ” for ,ll3 ’ right of liis wife, , ppyry. rr ® J jlu sand dis t i ri-51 ’ i . tribution. Joseph Hill and Chap- | pi'll He ah Fx’rs. of | Richard Heath dec. J It appearing to the court by return of the Sheriff that Chappell Heath, one of the defendants in the above bill is not to he found in this county and bv affidavits of Leonard Pratt, Sheriff that he resides without the lim its of the state, on motion, it is or dered that service be perfected on the said CUapp II Heath by publication of this order, ih some public Gaz *tte of this state once a month for three months before the next Term of this court, and further ordered that the said Chappell Heath do appear and answer said bill on or before the first day of the next term of this court. True extract from the minutes of the Superior Court Warren county, Georgia October Term 1828. THOMAS GIBSON, elk. iwm-wiumimm- ■■■ !■■■■■■■ in i——— —f Georgia, Warren County. Superior Court , October Term > , 8 28. Joseph Grizzle"') vs. | Matilda Griz for Divorce, zle. formerly | Matilda WeeksJ It appearing to the court by the re turn of tlie Sheriff that the defendant in the above ease is not to he found i” said county—lt is on motion ordered that service he perfected on said de fendant by publication, of this rule in one of the public gazettes, of thi State, twice a month for three months True extract from the minutes Su- r courTWarren county Georgi October Term 1828. 22.--m3m. THOMAS GIBSON, CTk, Wamnton, December 13, JB2B. Jk URE&ABLE uiaii omer i >i.c Hororable Inferior Court of War ren county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will he sold, at the Court House, in Warren County, on the first Tuesday in January next, the following property to wit: Seventy nine acres of land, more or less, whereon Sarah Pate now lives, sold subject to dower. Also one hundred and twenty four acres, more or less, whereon John Pate now lives, sold subject to dower. Also one hundred and fifty acres, more or less, ad join ing the above land arm James Gra nade’s land and Benjamin Thomp son’s land, sold subject to dower of the widow Sarah Pate, and also to dower or claim of the widow Sarah Farr, in the last mentioned tract. Al so one negro girl about 19 years of age, by the name of Dinah—all the property of Drury Pale, dec. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and credit ors of said dec. Terms made known on the day of sale. JOSEPH LEONARD, Adro’r, October 25fh, 1828. tds.—22. ADMINISTRATORS SALE. 11MLL be sold, at the Court ▼ V House in the town of Warren ton, on the first Tuesday in January, 1829, by virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior Court of War ren county when sitting fin* Ordinary purposes. Two hundred and forty a cres of land, l>ing in the county of Warren, on llart*s Creek, adjoining Gibson, Wright and Dozier; —the said land will be sold subject to the widows dower.—Also six m groes to wit:—Dicey aged about 45—Joe, 25 Wilce, about 21—Cate, about 7—Pe ter about 4 years ole,—and Shear man about 9 months old.—The above laud and negroes to be sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of Mountain Hill, dec. AMBROSE HEETH, Adm‘r. October Bth 1828. 6()d—2o. EXECUTORS SALE. A GREEABLY to an order of the hon oiaole the Court of Ordinary of Warren ounty, wilt be sold on the first Cue-day in January next, the following property, to wit: 106 Acres of land, lying in said county, adjoining lands of R. Heath, J. B. Harrell, and others. To be 9old as the estate of Elizabeth K.irur, dec. for the benefit of the heirs of Win King. dec. JAMES T. DICKEN, Executor. November 8. 24. Administrators Sale. WILL be sold, on the first Tues day, in February next, at the Court House, in Marion, Twiggs county, one tract of land, containing acres, more or less, known and ! distinguished, as Lot No. 107, in the i 28th Dist. formerly Wilkinson, now | Twiggs county. Sold by an order j if the Inferior Court for Warren County when sitting for ordinary pur poses, as the real estate of Moses Thompson, sen. dec. HANNAH THOMPSON, Adm‘x. MOSES THOMPSON, Adm*r. Nov. 15. 1828. tds—2s. Law Notice. The subscriber, will practice Law i the Counties of Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Muscogee, Mcrriwether, Har ris, Talbot, Dekalb and Faycite. Ail business entrusted to bis care will meet with prompt attention. lie will examine lauds, free ofi ‘barge, in the County ol Coweta. Direct to Newnau, Coweta County. WILLIAM M. BEALL. ! Selected for the Cabinet. EXTRACT. Perhaps I ought to preface my re marks by staking, that I by no means object to a tab*, or a fictitious nara tive, as such. Those who do, appear jto me to carry their objections too far; and, by extending, invariably weaken them. Such objections would operate, not merely ag.inst some of our best prose writing, but equally a g linst the compositions of our finest poets; hut, surely, if there are those who would forbid our perusal of the prose fictions of Johnson, De Foe, and St. Pierre, there arc none who would interJite the poems of Cowper, Montgomery and Milton. Moreover, i apprehend that such indiscriminate censure would affect even the Scrip tures (In aisiivi s; for, 1 know not wmit we iHii t ali (he parabolical parts ex ept it be truth under the veil ol li lion. Lidei'd we seem so constitut ed, as to receive instruction througl tins medium, with peculiar delight, for every nation, whether rt lined m barbarous, serious or gay, has aboun ded with in Litmus combinations, from the engagements of life and the forms ot nature, to illustrate mural truth. While, however, so much shoulc be conceded, let it he observed, that it is a concession, rather to what is possible , than t what is a fact. Ic ai conceive of a late being so construct ed, as to illustrate and enforce tin highest lessons of virtue and religion; but, at the same time u must be dm leased, that the body of existing no vels is directed to very diif, rent ob jects. There have, indeed, recenil been writers, who have laudably en deavored to wit st this powerful en gine Irwin the enemy, and employ it on the side of truth and goodness; but their number is far too lew to redeem the character of Hus species of compo sition. l'ney deserve our gratitude, wid will, of course, be an exception from (In- following objections— First, then, 1 objei t to a < nurse of novei reading, as it produces an undue excitement on the mind. ‘The uesigu of the novel writer is to intei e-t and inflame the passions; and lilts design is generally accomplished by giving that position to in< idents and charac ters, which shall (ill the imagination and excite the deepest feelings of the iieart. This excitation, from being pleasing, becomes necessary, till at length the novel reader requires Ins tale as the drunkard does ms portion. The evils of this excitement must be apparent. Where it is indulged, the relish for sober pleasures and ra tional pursuits is lust—the under standing and the judgment are enslav ed to an inflated imagination; and ennui, the inscperablc companion of violent emotion, sheds its destructive mildew on all the soul. The habitual novel reader feeds on essences and liquors, rather than on a temperate and wholesome diet. And, if the observation is to be ap plied to youth> the case is aggravated. In youth, the fancy wants restraint and the understanding, cultivation; a course of novel reading, at this peri od then, must he as perilous as the administration of stimulants, where there is every symptom of fever ! 1 object to general novel reading, because it gives false impressions and views of life. Al though it is the boast of the novelist, that he d*aws from life, I will venture to say his descriptions are no more a fair sample of life, than the gardens of Italy are a fair specimen of the world, or the portraits in Somerset Utilise a fair representation of our species. It is rather a selection from life than a delineation of it; and tho* the copy should he correct, the im pression will be erroneous. There is : too much hustle and surprise and agi ! tation; the heart insist thrill with fear | and hope, through every page of the story; while the clays, the months, the years of real life, which pass away in regular duty and quiet happiness, re ceive neither description nor encom ium. But it frequently happens that the exhibitions ol life, partial as they are, are unjust. Characters are drawn with a monstrous compound of vice be virtue. Passions are des- ribed with necessary consequences, which arc- by no means consequent. Trill s arc raised into importance; events not likely to occur in a lifetime, are made essential to life; ami others, common m> humauity, ami which frequently bring with little p tin or pleasure, can not be realizod w ithout sinking into an abyss of endless misery, or rising into a paradise of everlasting joy. But, thirdly, my princip <1 ohj*< tiofl to novel reading is, its immoral ten deucy. ‘This charge, though a most oTiutis one, is, 1 fear, to be applied to nearly all the b oks whirl) pass under the name of novels. In making this issertion, however, I am taking the New Testament as the standard of morality; and by this standard, al ihough there will he no comparison in the shades of guilt, few will escape condemnation. What are we to say of works w'hicli fritter away the dis tinrtions of right and wrong; and de ceive the unweary into paths of vice, by surrounding them with the way marks of virtue? What, are we to say of works which tre.it with contempt those admirable qualities, industry, frugality and prudence; while they squander their praises on extrava gance, carelessness and foll>? What are we to say of works whi li alienate the lieart from domestic and retired duties—which convert every quiet home into a prison house—and make the best of parents appear either ridi culous or tyraniral? What are we to say of works which are polluted by luscious descriptions of sensual plea sures—lascivious innuendos, and in fidel bon mots; and which, almost uni formly, make love a passion wholly irresistable ? What are we to say of works which justify emulation, pride, vanity, revenge, ambition and hatred? —Of works which, in some cases, be come the apologists of drunkenness, fornication, adultery, gambling, duel ling, swearing, lying and suicide. To a person ignorant of the subject, it would he thought that this is an ag gravated statement; but (as you per haps know) so far from being such, it inay he substantiated without a re ference to those works, which are dc* uounced scandalous. I firmly believe that this representation may be justi fied from the writings of Swift, Smal let, Stern and Fielding alone; and yet their works are ‘the standard novels,’ their names are in the highest repu tation with the world ! It is no atonement for these w’riters, that they occasionally throw out some good moral sontiments—that they sa tirize certain vices which arewnfash imable—and that they sometimes make the catastrophe speak on the side of virtue. When one vice is con demned to patronize another; when a moral nrtixim is pinned on to a licen tious picture; when a fable, composed of intrigue and wickedness, terminates in a cold allusion to virtue; —virtue and morality are only scandilized and betrayed—they are made only a slight covering to the pitfalls of vice. No. 29.