TIIE GtiOKUI.t liUESOi:
is PUBLISHED EVERY TI'HIIAI,
Ely 45. <i<<i t5«St •*. E» iJitl!,
( Eli'oi * and Proprietors.)
At rilKr.K l)OI)L \ US a year, if paid in
advance, or rGu U DOLLAUS, if not paid
until the erd of the year.
\r>'. t.at isi.m::n i.s will bu conspicuously
insert 'd and Oue Dollar per square, (15 lines
cr L-s,'. the first, and It) cents tor each suo
ft j ,;e;it insertion.
■ . , ■ ! . r-::!s Lanced iti for pilbli
, li libatio'i. iv■ lib“ published
if Lind i'll \' • r a*'s by Execu
tors, V! eois: arms an 1 1 aa- li.-as. a-.- r.-
.J !,v law I he 'vattseil la a public
, ;■ , il.. s .!•- iu the day id
f sale of Personal property must in*
ji v i r -.■•"* m like mi in r torty days.
V • t' !)• '■!»:•■< :i';-l Cl. ’.'.a-s of ail
estate ist lit: published torty days.
Notice that application wall lie made to
t'i" otit'l of Or lina-v for leave to seil Land
aa INe iao.-, tutu ; '■ " lily lor
Ail Letters oil business must be
ris r iu> to insure attention.
jit! 1 , PRINTING.
i ' 1 ’ - ■ ■ of the
a a u ivOit. is * j ucutof
: 1 -ve arc enabled to exetife ail kind ot Job
i is,. in the neatest manner nr.d at the short
r -O V >} •>- -»viMon will r be kept
) v»o«'V j\\t“.: ur.i^n®,
I > fcnitmuous,
(’! jk’s Recognizance,
S ifri Kaci-is,
A » .r;r.;.:o
r,!:t|ii, \r,A r
i’ llrt'iM*. j
- -i tflliiC sulxcr hers b ive ;
/S W ft .;i 'at "! iosi !■. < lo
> v M LRCH AN'l S, muter the
n.| i" and . *v 1r of
JOJi.V 2?, F*li TPS & /•».
They Iriv.- purchased the commodious
W vlt :.lIC C. aI 1 C l,< »S r. ST! )RR,
■■•il ■ 1 1 1ev w.ll I Ti.e 1 T. ' >.N or
r,< n i ’)S in suit e, amt advance only upon cot
t a 11 j their nossession and •( dev then con
; .. Their cli.ii ges vid be ’S custonmry.
i'li* business w ill be mud cell’d by John
0. Pitts. We solicit the patrou.ig;* of the
11 ■ •, and are prepared to give Columbus
; .hr f’ ;.: a.
JN. 5. 1). PIT i'S,
M. J. LM KKXCL.
!"-• ••.rc, X'.v, l!) 38 if
j. n. iS'par r7~
r jHWAH JiAiu k-.-U uJ-fliVilSSiGri
Wl. .Sosejjtk, fi’Sa.
T : vy ;•». 1639. _
r sTIF. having recently rcpleti
1. ! it's iUn If. ‘"ivr.'- his CH<:<*in
< i<n,i il.( i uiilic generally. to .a . .... i ex
i.ifi’itr lor tlicins-.'ivcs. His goods are new
a. ■ i »•. I! sidi uul he is oiferiug them on
as good terms as any it) the market, llis
Stuck const -; in • -• r. 1 ' foliouj; g:
Wool ns, Snttint its,
A variety of Broad Cloths,
Bombazines and Bomba/,rttes.
Bed and Wliitc Fiaunel,
A gnml assortment of
ggrttity tWffrff C*:if&*Ug 9
A urge supply ot IJ< >0 I Sand biJUK-'b,
(iKVTKtIKS'S INI) LViHI"
SADDLES, 8-IDLES AND MABT. . ALS.
Ctockcrij, Ilardican art" ('nt/cnj,
With a variety of otln r ti.fi.; 'itital..'*
to la ■ vn.son, wnie.i ito t v.re
in- offering to his customers and the pub
lic, at his uevv store on the .North side Cen
Jan Vi 40 THO : GARDNER.
r SUIE undersigned having associated
■ them selves under the name unit style
ot It trvev .V, ( last am. otter lor sale anew
and wit selected •■'tuck ol Goods. Wares,
a . 1 n hau it/.e. fro a Charleston, viz.
Silk Lustring and Mattronns.
Anew assorted Stock of English and A
nv*rican Prints, Furniture Prints, B nine's,
H its. Shoes, of all kinds. Brid es, Saddles
an I Matting,ties. B sides a variety ot oth
er articles too tedious to mention. \\ hich
w i'l be sold low for cash or undoubted cre
The public are requested to cull and ex
amine for themselves.
JOHN P. HARVEY.
March 25, 19 -.9 60
r r»HE SUBSCRIBERS have just re
ceivaJ a select lot of
v'hicli they offer oa reasonable terms for
Dec 15 37 ts
f 1 1 il< >M AS GARDNER has just rcceiv-
A ed a good supply of
W hich he oilers to his triemls aud tin
public cheap, for Cash.
Jail 12 4*»
CXIUNET KUUNI PURE
O i EOKGL tl. iV U'.VI. j. U ILLLR.s
vJ respectfully infurtii tin- rili/aus ot
i'iorcnce <nd til*' suiron.i iin_ t ouutrv,'ll it
they liave [ici anni'nily locale;! theiiisc;ve> in
Eli.rc'ji e. a. and me prepared, to execute in
til" most neat and workman.ike slyie, >ide-
Boards. Uure ms. Tables. Clinn.s, W ork
a 1 V. a 1 V- nils, and Furniture of every
in tinn il- • ! iii tills section ot tile conn
try. They ilit’er thenise.ves. from ttieir
in - •••. [i.-. lea j •*, that they will be aide to
.iva- ceiiur;il satisfaction to tlx sc who may
favor tin m w in their patronage.
\ pril 0 52
S9OO KLXI IRI>.
J y « VN AU A V from .he subscriber,
■* l k -i A on t ie 21st of M ircli, nil. sme-
Ai yro Rrmtianicil M'J'EPHKN a car
" peuter. bv trade:- -said nemo is a
bout fve feet 10 inches liipli, ami is abou’
forty yars of age, dark connplei-ted, speaks
vciy quick when spoken to. and has a large
sea-rover his Ic't eye, aud another on his left
shin occasioned by lie kick of a liorse.
lie has a sin ill white speck on Ids right eye
and is a very intelligent negro, he has. no
doubt procured free papers from sonic white
person. 1 purchased him from Mr. David
Price, of Stewart county iu the fall of IHH7.
and be his no doubt gone back to Stewart
county, where he says he lias a wife and
children When he runaway he had on a
new beaver hat, a pair of old boots, r. red
flannel shut and sattinet pantaloons, and lie
also, took with him a bag containing many
other diff rent kinds of clothing. Any per
son who will apprehend and deliver said ne
gro tome in Hamburg S. C. or lodge him
m some safe jail so that 1 can get him again,
shall have the above reward.
T. (}. SALDAVI A.
Hamburg S. C. March 24 1F39, 52
Ul iDNI NC. "
1 4 H E season having tom
/ftf"..." ■- tneneed on the first
ii r - 1 pe of March, this horse will
•s J£= stand at Lumpkin and Fk-r
--etice, each, alternately, three days at n
'ini. 1 Persons may know where he mav be
iou'. l, ' v counting 'be daw which he re
mains at each place. 11" was in Florence on
' e 4th md oth • in I utnpkin fit It. 7tl>
m l ar:d from thence by my house and
Win Porter'sonlllsr‘'tum to Florence, ev
cry week regu'arlv. thereafter.
\nv solvent gentlemen who will make
•ip - iv,.; anv of 12 marcs, shall receive the
12th Pi season gratis.
T. W. PE-VRCE
V half » 14 no
I . S. half 4 14 30
N. half fi 1-1 30
N. half 7 14 SO
S. half 7 14 SO
S. half 6 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
S. half 20 1H 28
S. half 34 19 28
N. half So 19 29
IS. hr.lt 3fi 19 29
W. half 29 10 2(5
N. halt 0 16 SO
K. half 21 22 2(5
E. half 22 13 28
N. half 33 20 2(5
S. half 32 19 28
W. half 2(5 15 2 4
S. half 29 Id 25
E. half 2 18 25
Anv of the above [.anils will be sold on
terms to suit purchasers, by application to
John TANARUS). Pitts. Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the
subscriber, at Macon.
July 2i» 19 J. COWLES.
66 g \NE day afier date 1 promise to pay
Jernigan, Laurence fc Cos. or bear
er, Thirty Dollars, value received. Interest
Ist January last. Fcb’ry 24.1838.
[.Signed A 9 t’KA I LIN.”
“Otic day after date 1 promise to pay Jer
nigan, Laurence A Go or bearer twelve 19
00 Dollars value t-cciv Interest from Ist
Jam rr ast e . t, 183 P.
(Signed] A. SPR \DLIN.'
GEORGIA. ( I’crsoral'y came
Shc'.vavi ( 'entity. y bc-ore tec, i rank tin
('owac.a J . [ in ar-i to tin cucty ami Stale
ati.r said. Chaib s H. M i ren, w bo made oath
that ill' 1 original note . ol which tlm above
are true copies, were placed in llis hands lor
collection !>v lernigan. Eaniei ci A' C' .and
that said notes have b. cn lost or mislaid.
Sworn to and .subscribed before me, this
20' It April. 195<).
CHARLES n WARREN.
Franklin Owm, j r. 2 <
FLOK EKvT, AC A DEMY.
r ■Ui E exercises (,t the Si.le Depaitnicnt
I ol til Fbirc ce Academy, will com
mence on Monday text. 7th itist. under the
superintendence ol Mr. Georgf. J. Mc
( i.kskk.y, who cmnes well recon mended
as an instruder of youth. The billowing
will be the rates ot tuition, por quarter:
Orthography, Reading and Writing $4 00
do do do with Arithmetic, 500
English i ■ raminnr and Geography, (i 00
Higher English Branches, 8 00
Languages, 10 00
Tiie Female Department will commence
on the same day, under the direction of
Miss Margaret Harvey. Os Miss Har
vey's qualifications the Trustees deem it gn
accessary to speak, as »hey are too well
known to require any recommendation from
them. Th-terms of tuition, will be the
same ns state above, and for
Drawing and Painting. 12 00
Needlework an extra charge of 3 00
Board ea.i he had, for males and females,
! in the most respectable houses, at reasona
Jan. 5 39 BY TIIE TRUSTEES.
FOR SALE AT THIS OFFICE,
Lsol; at This*.
Florence. Ou- April 25, 1839.
5 F AV LvG noticed apiece in the Georgia
JLJ- Mirror ;i tew days since, highly derog
atory to my character, I now take this me
thod to >ii.»w mu ( lightened coiiunumty
that .Mr. Justice mis published tilings liccau- i
not pr vc. J. A. ii. HENNING.
Slateiii.-i.t of a Koitlemeai made this and iv,
bciwt cn John \. i. Henning an 1 il \Y.
Braci wcil. (1 mudiai. ul Ju.m bird, a free
man ot color.
April >”2, led).
J. A. ii. lit;.<ninb, Dr.
'• o ions Biro,
For money advance : n the purchase
ol a confectiouarv slock, §3O 00
To SH) 00 paid out of the firm in ex
change ot horses, 40 00 ;
1 o §25 00, tiie worth of said horse, 25 00
I he one halt ol note payable to Goudy
il Kimberly, 92 00
The half of note payable to K. Jor
dan 5(5 20
Trie sum of fifty ou uote due Colwell, 50 00
I hereby certify that die above and fore
going is a true a id c ored settlement be
tween Mr. J. \. U Henning and myself as :
Guardian for John Bird. o( this place, (who
is a tree man of color;) and that the sorrel
mare which Mr. Henning carried away from
this place in '9.17. is Ids own right and pro
perfy ; that the above putties, Henning .md
Bird were equally interested m the business
they were e if aged ill at this place in 1837.
Ilawkinsville. 22d * pril. 1839.
B. \V. BRACK W ELL.
Guardian for John Bird.
Albany, li iker Cos. Ga.
This is to certify that J A. G. Henning
and John Bird, purchased from me, at Haw
kinsville. in the summer of 183(5, a small
stock of liquors and confection tries on joint
account, which tlicv paid for. They coni in
ued a company business until Mr. Henning
left the place. Previous to selling the es
ablishnient. Mr. Henning was employed by
f ine to attend to the 1 usi css, which was, so
far ns my knowledge extends, conducted cor
ectly. ' NELSON TIFT.
It was also dated, a lew months since,
ihat I left inv native home for killing a hu
man being. To the correctness of this
charge 1 beg the public to read the follow
ing certificate. J. A. G. H.
A raster dam, Bouieloil eo. fa.
Wo, the undersigned, do certify, to all it
may concern, that John A. G. Henning lias
been a respectable member of society, and
was when he left Virginia; and as to killing
any person in tins country, he is clear of it,
or any charge w hatever, and came of as wor
thy family and as respectable as any in this
country, no connections are a respecta
ble and worthy people. W hereunto, we set
onr hands ami sea s. this 15th Sept. 183S.
Levi L-scicr. Daniel R. Jones.
Samuel Cooke. John IT. Pane.
VIL Hudson. Jacob Alexander.
M ('. Asbury. David Tayloi.
M. L. Turner. Archer F. Pondextor.
Dickerson. Ilorasia Tell.
C. M: G. Hoitslry.
tIJUE undersigned have associated them-
JL selves in the PRACTICE OF LAW.
under the firm of Bull & Mitchell, and
will attend promptly to all business entrus
ted to their ear>\ in the Courts of the lol
lowing counties, viz.
Muscogee, Lee, Ga. and
Randolph, Barbour, Ala.
J. L. Bull may be found at his office in
Florence, and J. M. Mitchell, at his office
in Lumpkin, Stewart co. Ga.
JESSE L. BULL,
|JA ME S M. MITCHELL.
Feb 1. 47 8t
JJ. A. 11. WACOM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
STA3KSVILLE. LEE COUNTY. GEORGIA.
ILL attend the Courts of the CHAT
-7 TAHOUCHEE CIRCUIT.
\nv. •*.*» S.i Iv
“WILLIAM R MAY,
• jjioiiMj ;i1 I.aw,
STARkSVILLE Lee county, Ga. will
practice in all the counties of the Chat
laltoi dice circuit.
March 10 48 ly
fiSr. - ns ?>.'Hardwick.
1.l all E IN, GA.
(* AN. at nil times be found t»y those wish
mg Ins services, at his office, or the
house ol M. YlcCudar, E* r ,. when not prof
essinr My engaged,
J m ‘2(< 42
I FOE WARN at persons from tradinc
B 'or a certain piiuni-nry note given on
and v aflei dale, and made payable to T. N
Statham or bearer, for twenty dollars, dated
12th inst. said note was fraudulently obtained,
and 1 am determined not to pay the same,
until compelled bv law.
W. \V. EILANDS.
4 pril 15. 1839 1 3r'
LOST Oii MISLAID.
fS I WO promissory notes of hand, given
n by Absalom Spradlin, to the subscri
bers, one for tliiity dollars, the other tor |
twelve doll a. s eighteen and thre • fourth
cents, both dated February 24t 1838. and j
i due one day after date, with interest from
I the Ist January preceding. Ti e public are j
| cautioned against trading for said notes,
j and the maker thereof is (orwarned not to
| pav them to any person hut ourselves, or
I Charles H Warren, J. J*.
JERMGAN, LAURENCE & Cos.
April 15, 1K39 1 It
\LL persons are hereby cautioned a
gainst trading for a note given by my
! self to Isaac Gullinn and Lucinda Kurger
| sou, Administrators on the estate of W. H
| Furgerson, deceased, dated on the first
I Tuesday in January, 1837, and due Ist of
January, 1838, for ooe thousand dollars.—
Said note having beeD paid in full, and sto
len on the night of the 6th inst. Endorsed
by G- G. Ford and H. T. Gooden.
’ April 16 \
SCUTHEhN LITEKAKY MESSENGER.
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-L cinetL to Lt tekatukk, but ucc.isiun
aii_y lunim_ room oi.-o tor aiucles i t il
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e-slug ,uj enure disdain o tasteful select tun-,
tnougti us matter has been, a> it will con
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heigbtning its interest —may be regarded
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of indigenous Poetry, enough is publish
ed—sometimes of no mean strain—to man
ilest and to cultivate the growing poetical
tame and talents of our country.
The times appear, for several reasons, to
demand such a work—and not one alone,
but tnairyt The public mind is feverish
and irritated still, from recent political
strifes: The soft, assuasive influence of Lit
erature is needed, to allay that fever, and
soothe thst irritation. Vice and folly ure
rioting abroad : —They should be driven by
indignant rebuke, or laslied by ridicule, in
to theii fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it
over an immense proportion of our peo
pie:—Every spring should be set in motion,
to arouse the* enlightened, and to increase
their number; so that the great enemy of
popular government inay no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies
of our country. And to accomplish all
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ton, there are but two Literary periodicals!
Northward of that city, there are probably
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trast justified by the wealth, the leisure,
the native talent, or the actual literary taste
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talents and taste, we may justly claim, at
least, an equality with our brethren md a
domestic institution exclusively onr own
beyond a!! doubt, nifords us, if we choose,
twice the leisure for reading and writing
which they enjoy.
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and happy indeed will he deem himself,
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to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties
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of them, than human weakness usually
makes Practice fall short of Theory.
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j C. B. SEYMOUR.
I-antpkin. Jan. 16, 183?. 41
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From t’>e l.ouisrilte Journal,
LINES FOR AN ALBUM.
•’Tin a time
For memory and lor tears.’— Prentice.
Hew sweet are the secret tl ouglitsof years
Which dwell in the heart embalmed by tears’
Deep hid from the Ken of mortal eye
Secure from all vulgar scrutiny,
Like diamonds, the miser guards from light,
We hoard them safe with a deep delight.
And deem ourselves richer, as o'er and o’er
We count the gems of our treasured store.
There are thoughts that bring the hours
Os our school boy days too dear to last;
The sun bright ho; es of our early love,
When our dreams arc pure as skit » abote ;
Or the sterner pulse of niacin oil s pride
Which nerved the heart iu its gushing tide.
And made ns gaze on this earth of ours
Asa mazy way of fruits and downs.
There are thoughts when heart and soul unite
Dear as the Mariner’s star at night,
When the tempest howls on an angry sea
And its beams shed hope, Lanquility,
We rest secure, tho'tlie storm rage high
And flip firm in heart all ills defy ;
For thought, iu its airy, nameless power,
S'ill cheers hfe’s deepest darkest hour.
There arc thoughts that memory fond will
Nor time nor change can e’er efface—
Where the past and pres* nt tiling led seem
In one bright, glorious, blessed beam.
The chill of old ag - may yield ns blight,
And cankered care shed a sickly light.
Vet sweet are the hidden thoughts of years
Which dwell in the heait, embalmed bv trars.
J. G. I)
M 1 Cj r.AM :■
From tht Xetc York Mirror.
Tilt* r!i« oo
BY THEODORE S. FAY.
One of the best hearts on earth rest inthe
bosom of Mr. Robert Roseberg. He was
ihsinterestednes* itself. Mature, which had
inspired every other unman b< •ing, more or
less. With the selfish principle, had launched
him into the career of life absolutely without
it. He was n very clever man—well-inform
ed, well-educated, and well-bred, of a hand
some person, prepossessing face, and agree
able manners. Rich, accomplished, and of
a respectable family, ne seemed endowed
with every thing that man could wish. He
danced. You should h ive seen him dance.
He waltzed. A zephyr was a minor con
sideration. He sang. I' was ravishing to
hear him sing. He played the guitar.—
People smiled, and declared he made it
speak. Iu society he was delightful. He
had all the minute elegances so graceful in
a drawing-room He could talk an hour
about nothing with the most stupid set of
folks ; and one or two tall, interesting girls,
with very red lips, and soft eyes, were whis
pered to li-ve been somewhat over earnestly
pleaded with his channing ways. There
are people who shine in drawing-rooms,
who don’t shiue anywhere else. There
are people who shin# in other pl aces, grho]
arc blockheads the moment they put their
fret upon a carpet, or sit by a lady nr> a sofa.
Mr. Robert Roseberg was not a member of
either of these classes. IBs success in
fashionable life in no way interfered with
his triumphs out of doors. Th v who
thought him a puppy, merely because he
plvnsed the ladies, found themselves yet
more eclipsed in other respects. He wrote
firmly and well —reviewed new works ad
mirably---attacked or defrndnd public
measures with peculiar power. He had en
larged views of life, high sentiments of
honour, a keen observation of what was
going on in the world, a ready wp, uncom
mon eloquence- he spoke hglf a dozen
| httguages as fluently as he did fc;a naotber-
tongue; and one § day, a lady ia his company
having suffered an insult lroui a person who
had the reputation ot being a .tormidablo
bully-—a pistol-sliooter by profession; aa
avowed and uulaihug snuffer of candies;
he, Mr. Reseberg, with the utmost coolness,
compelled the snuffer ot candles to sign a
written apology almost on his knees. Ia
short, 1 defy the reader to mention arty
quality, within the requisites of a perfect
gentleman, which did not form a constituent
part of the character of AJj. Robert Rose
berg. He was a sort of admirably CmchUm.
There was one thing about Roseberg which
neutralized all Ins perfections, rendered his
friend' careless, and his enemies contempt
ous. If was a long time before i suspected
it. i knew him lor years before it broke
upon me. He was too - . But the
reader will see for himself.
Oue afternoon 1 cined with p>y friend
K-—. K—is a good fellow, aud givesexcel
lent dinners. After the cloib was removed,
tire conversation turned on our abseut ac
quaintauees. r lliey were all canvassed;
15—, and H—, and L—, and D-—. They
were all brought up, aud measured, and
weighed. Their virtues suggested, discus
sed, and often sadly shorn of their beavers.
Their faults taken up one.by oi.e and receiv
ed with ratified smiles aud smart comments.
• V—- is a tine lellovv,’ said one.
‘Capital ’ said another.
‘Highminded,’ continued a third.
•Generous,’ added a fourth.
‘But then his conceit is intolerable ’
•Fact,’ cried all the voiced while the
servant tilled their ehainpaigne glasses.
"There’s no conceit in D—. None,” said
‘Not the least,’ rejoined another.
•But he never pays his debts,’ interrup
ted four ot five at once.
A half a dozen were thus brought forward,
in all ot whom was found some obvious, dis
tinct fmlt. At length Koscberg was men
•One of the best fellows iu the world,’
‘Excellent,’ said another.
Generous as day,” rejoined a think
•Clever man,’ said a forth, arching his
brow, iitnl look ing tliroii'Ji his wine with one
eve 'Roseberg is a gentleman nevond a
"But Roseberg,” said K—, drawing up
his mouth, as one trying to express some
thing vaguely derogatorv and disagreeable,
for which he could not easily find a name--*
"Roseberg is -I allow he is tdever— and
hoi curable -and all that- but Roseberg !
1 don’t know. He is too—too— too—”
"Yes,” said five voices, with one accord.
“So he is; he is too— too—-”
••Ex ietiy ” replied K-—.
‘By the way,” remarked G -, "I expec
ted to see Rusebert; Imre 10-day. 1 under
st( o 1 Ijh «v»k tntfi ne will* us.*’
"5 es,” said K. ”1 did intend to ask
him. But; somehow or other, 1 conclu
"Yes,” S3id (k
"Unquestionably, - ’ remarked Q.
It was thus with Roseber . i found h»
did t ot anywhere hold the rank to which he
was in all respects entitled Hist leuts did
not receive their due homage. His clever
ness was acknowledged, hut at the same time
sneered at. People rubbed their chins when
they spoke of him, and puckered up their
mouths. With all his merits he was uni
versally considered no great things. J, who
re illy knew him, knew better. I knew him
lf *r a uperioui, and in every point, remar
kable person. I knew that he had abilities
of the first order—that he could, if he
chose, succeed in whatever he under
took : that his literary productions were
read with avidity in England ; and that, un
til people came into personal contact with
him, they were disposed to c< risidor ' i r
distinguished man. But wh n his c,s t
admirers were five minutes in ‘.is eonq a •
they change and their estimate ot him. fj fell
n tl.eir respect. They secretl. wondered
ho a they could have been mistaken.
I belt v" if Roseberg could have cotteral
e I himself in a cave and sent out alone the
offspring his mind, he w„ u |,j bppn
Acknowledged one of the ornaments of the
• ■ountrv : but as it was he was nothing He
vva« totally without moral influence in the
society in which he lived. No one asked
his opinion, or wanted to know it. He was
not invited my where except from a sort of
' om l j assion. I believe there were some
people who did not kick him , only because
toey did not like to hurt him. No one
thought of iffering him any civility, or of
doing him any favour. When he left
a card upon anv one, it was a great
chance if they returned the visit; at
all events thev were rarelv in a hurry to do
so He was always put last on crery oc
casion. At a hotel the landlord, as if by
instinct, gave him a garret room. Servants
forgot to wait ou him at a party, and if any
body trod on his toe by accident, and turned
round in the greatest distress to apologize,
they checked themselves when they saw it
was Roseberg, and instead of "My denrsir, a
thousand pardons!” said only, "R»>set>er<?,
it’s you ? ’
Os all my acquaintances, there was nor
one suneriour, (if equal,) in character, mind,
courage and virtue to Roseberg, and vet
there was not one vv ho was uot more respec
ted; more invited y more not ced ; and more
beloved. It would certainly be going too
far. to sav that he was haled. lie was not-
But he was literally despised. 1 determined
to penetrate this secret, and to watch Rose
berg’s life and actions. I did so. It was
long before success blessed my endeavours.
At length I found it out. It has been a
lesson to me. It may be one also to the
reader. It w ill show him the consequences
of being too ; but I must tell my
I had borrowed a book of Roseberg. A
bom two months afterward 1 louud it lying
under my table, rearly spoiled. Ashamed
of my negligence, 1 t- ok it myself to hia
house My triend was engaged, as I enter
ed, writing a letter. He no sooner saw me,
than he rose i. the kindest manner t» re
ceive me at the door, and extending his
.hand, with bbwh of embarrassment; “My
dear air,’* said bo, ‘‘l am delighted to seo
yod. Pray sit down." Aud he handed m*
‘•Good morning,” said I.
i ‘‘How hav*> you been ?” askedhe. “Ytflfr
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