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SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER,
rpms is a monthly Magazine, devoted
A chiefly to Literature, but occasion
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him against wasting time and money upon
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their variety and multitude, distract and o
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impartial criticism, governed by the views
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of indigenous Poetry, enough is publish
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The times appear, for several reasons, to
denvjmCsui h a work—and not one alone,
but-«w»yt -..The pub!:*>««**Mnd is feverish
and irritated still, from recent political
strifes: The soft, assuasive influence of Lit
erature is needed, to allay that fever, and
soothe that irritation. Vice and folly are
rioting abroad :—They should be driven by
indignant rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, in
to their 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 may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies
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The South peculiarly requires such an
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the native talent, or the actual literary taste
of the Southern people, compared with
those of the Northern ? No: for in wealth,
talents ami taste, we may justly claim, at
least, an equality with our brethren md a
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twice the leisure for reading and writing
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piuely negligent of our best interests in ref
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time that we should shake off our lethargy,
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** STEWART SUPERIOR COURT
FEB. TERM 1839.
Cain, fc Pope & j
Mark M. Fleming, & J
Neil Robertson, |
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John Chain. 3nd |
Arthur A. Morgan, j
IT appearing to this court, that John Chain,
. one of the defendants to the said bill of
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2>© ffl *? JBTTo
From the Southern Literary Messenger.
“1 WENT TO GATHER FLOWERS.”
Suggested by au engraving with the above
motto, *-epreseuting a female who had been
gathering flowers, as coining unexpectedly
upon old tombstone* in a wood.
, “I went to gather flowers.”
So spake a lovely maid—
But why, amidst those bowers.
Hangs down her droopiug head ?
Swift flew the laughing hours.
As tripp'd that gladsome maid;
Why hath she dropped her flowers?
Why covers she her head ?
I mark what ’tis that causes
Her heart that sudden thrill;
I see why ’tis she pauses—
What thoughts her bosom fill:
Old giaves are yawning on her
Beneath the flow’ry sward ;
Green tombstones stare upon her
From out an old churchyard.
A tale of dread they've told her,
Os beauty and its charms ;
They’ve whisper’d death would hold her
Within his uiould'ring arms;
That after some bright hours—
And fast bright hours fly—
Someone might gather flowets
Where she iu dust must lie.
Oh, how her teeth did chatter,
Oh, how her frame was shook ;
The. tott’ring stones nod at her;
Look, gent'e maidens, look!
Go---gather not all flowers,
Th mgh they should gaily bloom ;
The sweetest breathe in bowers.
Too near, too near the tomb.
How cold are they who say that Love
Must first be planted in the heart,
And cultured by the hand of Time,
To make its leaves and blossoms start!
No ! ’(is a plant that springs at ouce
Up to its full and perfect form;
Unlike the willow or the oak,
It bends not, breaks not in the stortr.
How cold are they who say that Love
Must, like the diamond in the mine,
Be sought with care and polished well
Ere we can see its beauties shine !
No! in the soul’s blue Heaven it springs.
With beams that Ace can never mar,—
Complete, eternal, brilliant, pure,
As eveuing’s first, rejoicing star!
From Chambers' Edinburgh Journal.
The Fortunes of a Country
A TRUE STORY.
One day, l will not say how many years
ago—for 1 intend to be very mysterious for
a time with my readers—a y oung woman
stepped from a country wagon that had just
arrived at the yard gate of the famous
Chelsea Inn, the Goat and Compasses, a
name formed by corrupting time out of the
pious original, “God encompasseth us.”—
The young woman seemed about the age
of eighteen, and was decently dressed,
though in the plainest rustic fashion of the
times. She was well formed, and well
looking, both form and looks giviug indica
tions of the ruddy health consequent upon
exposure to suu and air in the country.
Alter stepping from the wagon, which the
driver immediately led into the court yard,
the girl stood for a moment iu apparent un
certainty whither to go, when the mistress
of the inn, who had come to the door, ob
served her hesitation, and asked her to enter
and take rest. The young woman readily
obeyed the invitation, and soon, by the
kindness of the landlady found herself by the
fireside of a nicely sanded parlor where
withal to refresh herself after a loug and te
“And so, my poor girl,” said the landla
dy, after having heard in return lor her
kindness, the whole particulars of the youug
woman’s situatiou and history, “so thou
hast come all this way to seek service, and
hast no friend but John Hodge, the wagon
er? Truly, he is like to give thee but
small help, wench towards getting a place.”
“Is service, then, difficult to be had?”
asked theyoung woman, sadly.
“Ah, marry, good situations, at least, are
hard to find. But have a good heart,
child,” said the landlady, and, as she con
tinued, she looked’around her with an air ol
pride and dignity : “thou seest what I have
come to myself ; arid I left the country a
young thing just like thyself, with as lit
tle to look to. But, tisn’t every, one, cel
tain, that must look for such a fortune, and
in any case it must be wrought for. 1
showed myself a good servant, before my
poor old Jacob, heaven rest his soul, made
me mistress of the Goat aud Compasses.
So mind thee, girl ”
The landlady's speech might have gone
on a long way ; for the dame loved well the
sound of her own tongue, but for the inter
ruption occasioned by the entrance ot a
gentleman, when the landlady, rose and
welcomed him heartily.
“Ha ! dame,” said the new comer, who
wis a stout, respectably attired person of
middle age. “how sells the good ale?
Scarcely a drop left in thy cellars, I hope?
“Enough left to give your worship a
draught after y our long walk.” as she rose
to fulfil the promise in-plied in her words.
“I walked not,” was the gentleman’s re
turn. “but took a pair of oars down the
river. Thou knowest I always come to
Chelsea myself to see if thou lackest any
thing.” . .
"Ah, sir,” replied the landlady, “and it is
by that way of doing business that you have
.made yourself, as all the city says, the
richest nun in the Brewers’ Corporation, if
not in all London itself.”
“Well, dame, the better for me if it is
so,” said the brewer, with a smile ; “but let
us have the mug and this quite pretty
friend of tliine shall pleasure us, mayhap,
by tasting with us.
The landlady was not long in producing a
stoop of ale, knowing that her visiter never
set an example hurtful to his own interests
by countenancing the consumption of for
“Right hostess,” said the brewer, when
he had tasted it, “well made and well kept,
that is giving both thee and me our dues.
Now pretty one,” said he fillliug one of the
measures of glasses which had been placed
bedside the sloop, “wilt thou driuk this to
to thy sweetheart’s health ?”
The poor country girl to whom this was
add-eased declined the proffered civility,
and with a blush; but the landlady exclaim
ed, “Come, silly wench, drink his worship’s
hearth: he is more likely to get thee a ser
vice if it so pleased him, than John Hodge,
“This girl has come many a mile,” con
tinued the hostess, “to seek a place in town,
that she may burden her family uo more at
“To teek service !” exclaimed the brew
er; “why then it is perhaps well met with
us. Has she brought a character with her
ot can you speak for her, dame ?’*
“She lias never yet been from home, sir,
but her face is her character,” said the kind
hearted landlady ; “1 warrant she will be a
diligent and trusty one.”
‘•Upon thy prophecy, hostess, will I take
her into my own service; lor but yesterday
was my houskeeper complaining ot the the
want of help, since this deputyship brought
me more into the way of entertaining the
people of the ward.”
Ere the wealthy brewer and deputy left
Goat and Compasses, arrangmeuts were
made for sending the country girl to his
house in the city on the following day.
Proud of having done a kind action, the
garrulous hostess took advantage ot the
circumstance to deliver an immensely long
hair.uigue to the young woman on her new
duties, and on dangers to which youth is
exposed in large cities. The girl heaid
benefactress with modest thankfulness,
but a more minute observer thau the good
landlady might have seen in the eye and
countenance of the girl a quiet firmness of
expression, such as might have induced the
tuning short t f the lecture. However, the
landlady’s lecture did end, and towards the
evening of the day following her arrival at
the Goat and Compasses, the youthful rus
tic fouud herself installed as housmaid in
the dwelling of the rich brewer.
The. fortunes of this girl, it is our purpose
to follow. The first change in her condi
tion which took place subsequent to that
related, was her elevation to the vacated
post of house-keeper iu the brewer’s family.
In this situation she was brought more thau
formerly iu contact with her master, who
found ample means for admiring her
propriety of conduct, as well as her skilful
economy of management. By degrees he
began to find her presence necessary to his
happiness ; and being a man both of hon
orable and independent mind he at length
offerjd her his hand. It was accepted; and
'lie. who but four or five years before had
left her country home barefooted, became
the wife of one of the richest citizens in
For ninny years Mr Aylesbury, for such
was the name of the brewer, and his wife
lived in happiness and comfort together.
He was a man of good tamily and connex
ions, and consequently of a higher breeding
than his wife could boast of, blit on no oc
casion had he ever to blush for the part n< r
whom lie had khoNen. Her calm, inborn
strength, if not dignity of character, con
joined with au extreme quickness of per
ception, made her fill her plaee at her hus
band’s table with as much grace and credit
as if she had been born to the station And
as time ran on, the rcspectibiiity ol Air.
Aylesbury’s position received a gradual in
crease. He became an Alderman, and,
subsequently a Sheriff of the city, and in
consequence of the latter elevation was
knighted. Afterwards—and now a part of
the mystery projected at the commencement
of this story, must be broken in upon, as
time is concerned—afterwards, the impor
tant place which the wealthy brewer held in
the city, called down upon him the atten
tion and favor of the king, Charles I, then
anxious to conciliate the good will of the
citizens, and the city knight received the
farther honor of baronetcy.
Lady Aylesbury, in the first year of her
married life, gave birth to a daughter, who
proved an only child, and round whom, as
was natural, all the hopes and wishes of the
parents entwined themselves. This daugh
ter had only reached the age of seventeen
when her father died leaving an im
mense fortune behind him. It was at first
thought the widow and her daughter would
becoyie inheritors of this without the shadow
of a dispute. But it proved otherwise.
Certain relatives of the deceased brewer set
a plea upon the foundation of a will r sde in
their favor before the deceased had become
married. With her wonted firmness,.Lady
Aylesbury immediately took steps for the
vindication of her own and her childs rights.
A young lawyer, who had been a frequent
guest at her husbands table, and of whose
abilities she had formed a high opinion, was
the person whom she fixed upon as the le
gal asserter ol her cause. Edward Hyde
was, indeed, a youth of great ability.—
Though only twenty-four years of age at
the period teferred to, and though he had
spent much of his youthful time in the
society of the day. he had neglected the
pursuits to which his family’s wish, as well
as his own tastes had devoted him. But it
was with considerable hesitation, and with
a feeling of anxious diffidence, that lie con
sented to undertake the charge of Lady
Aylesbury’s case; for certain strong though
unseen and unacknowledged sensations,
were at work in his bosom, to make him
fearful of the responsibility and anxious
about tire result.
The young lawyer, however, became
counsel for the brewer’s widow and daugh
ter. and a sinking exertion of eloquence,
and display of legal ability, gained their
suit. Two days after, the successful pleader
was seated beside hut two clients. Lady
Aylesbury’s usual manner was yief and
composed, buts’re now spoke warmly of her
gratitude t» the presever of her daughter
from ant,and. o tendered a fee—a pay
ment tuuutiicenC, indeed lor the occasion.
The young barrister did not seem at ease
during Lady Aylesbury’s expresssion ol her
feeliugs. He shitted upon his chair changed
color, looking to Miss Aylesbury, played
with the purse before him, tri> and io speak,
but stopped short, auu changed color again.
Thinking only of best expressing her ovvu
gratitude, Lady Aylesbury appealed uol to
observe h**! visiter’® confusion, but arose,
saying. “Ii token that 1 hold your servicts
above compensation in the way of money. I
wish also to give you a memorial of my
gratitude in anotuer shape.” As -bespoke
thus, she drew a bunch of keys from her
pocket, which every lady carried in those
days, and left the room.
What passed during her absence between
the parties whom she left together, will be
best known by the result. When Lady
Aylesbury returned, she found her daughter
standing with averted eyes, but her hand
witnin that of Edward Hyde, who knelt on
the mother's entrance, and besought her
consent to their union. Explanations of
the feeling which the parties entertained
for, each other, ensued, and Lady Ayles
bury was not long in giving the desired con
sent. “Gire me leave, however,” said she
to the lover, “to place around your neck the
memorial which 1 intended for yru. This
chain,” it was a superb gold one—“was a
token of gratitude from the ward in which
lie lived, to my dear husband.” Lady
Aylesbury’s calm serious eyes, were filietj
with tears as she threw the chain round
Edwards neck, saying, “These links were
borne on the neck of a worthy and honored
man. May thou my beloved son attain to
still higher honors.”
The wish was fulfilled, though not until
danger and suffering had tried severely
the parties concerned. The son-in-law of
Lady Aylesbury became an eminent member
of the English bar, and also an impor
tant speaker in Parliament, When
Oliver Cromwell biought the king to the
scaffold nm! established the Common
wealth, Sir Edward Hyde, rut lie had
held a governerument post and had
been knighted ; was too prominent a mem
ber of the royalist party to escape the enmity
of the new rulers, wnd was obliged to reside
upon the continent till the restotation.
When abroad, he was so much esteemed by
the exiled prince (afterwards Charles II.) as
to be appointed Lord High Chancellor o
England which appointment W’as confirmed
when the king was restored to his throne.
Si me years afterwards Hyde was elevated
to the peerage, first in rank of a baron, and
subsequently as earl of Clarendon, a title
‘.Viilcli lie made famous in English history.
These events so briefly narrated, occupied
a large space of time, during which Lady
Aylesbury passed her days in quiet and
retirement. Site had now the gratification
of beholding her daughter Coun e sos
Clarendon, and of seeing the grandchildren
who had been born to her, mingling as
cqurlswith the noblest in the land. But
Slid a more exalted fate awaited the de
scendents of the poor friendless girl who
had come to London, in search of service,
in a wagouers van. Her grand daughter
Aim Hyde, a young lady of spirit, wit, and
beauty, had been appointed, while herfain
ily stay ed abroad, one of the maids of hon
or to tiic princes of Orange, and in that sit
uation had attracted so strongly the regards
of James Duke of York, and brother of
Charles 11., that he contracted a private
marriage with her. The birth of a child
forced on a public announcement of this
contract, and ere long the grand daughter
of Lady Aylesbury wjs openly received by
the royal family, and the people ol England,
as Dutchess of York, and sistet-in-law of
Lady Aylesbury did not long survive this
event. But ere she dropped into the grave,
at a ripe old age, she saw her desemd nts
heirs presumptive of the British crown.
King Charles had married, but had no legit
imate issue, and, accordingly, his brother’s
family had the prospects and rights of suc
cession. And, in reality, two immediate
descendants of the bare-looted country girl
did ultimately fill the throne—Mary (wile
of William 111.) and Queen Anne, both
princesses ol illustrious memory.
Such were the fortunes of the young
woman wham the worthy landlady of the
Goat and Compasses feared of encouraging
to rash hopes by reference to the lof.y po
sition which it had been her own fate to at
tain in life. In one assertion, at least, the
hostess was undoubtedly right—that success
in life must be labored for in some way or
other. Without the prudence and pro
priety of conduct which won the esteem
and love of the brewer, the sequel of the
country girl’s history could not have been
such as it is.
A Tragedian turned. Preacher.— The
Louisville Theatre was lately crowded
to excess to witness Charles B. Parsons’
celebrated performance of Othello, when
the manager came forward aud announced
that there could be no performance that
evening, in consequence of the surprising
conversion of Mr. Parson under Mr. Maf
fit’s preaching* The audience was very
indignant and quite a number of young
people ran into Mafiit’s meeting house aud
commenced crying "Othello !” so loud that
Mr. Mflfiit stopped his sermon. Imme
diately, Mr. Parsons walked broad
aisle and pronounced, in the most emphatic
manner, "Othello’s occupation’s gone!”
and then proceeded to say that "A change
had come over the spirit of his dream he
had "fretted his briejf hour upon the stage”
of Thespis, and henceforth should "per
form” in the House of Prayer and Temple
of Zion; he had left the "sock and buskin”
for the sword and helmet of righteousness,
and that instead of lightiog Shakspeare's
mimic battles he should hereafter fight un
der the Cross of Jesus Christ; aud, finally,
he exhorted his old comrades to reniaiu
with him, and leave the Theatre to become
the abode of bats. The papers say it was
Charley’s best performance, and that his
thrilling eloquence will win him twenty fold
laurels in holy orders when compared with;
the stage.— Chicago Democrat.
It was a beautiful character Pliny gave
of 9 lady. “ To the innocence of a child,
she unites the eprighthness of youth,
the wisdom of advanced age.”