la puli'ished in the city of Macon every Saturday
' forcing, at tree* Dollars in advance, four dollars
•after three month»-“fwo dollars for six months—
and mailed t o coitrttry subscribers by the earliest mails
enveloped by g«sul strong wrappers, with legible direc.
tionß. ft?" No Subscription received for a less period
than six months—and no paper discontinued, until all
arrears are paid.
Advertisements not exceeding twelve lines will be in
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each continuance —larger ones in proportion Perso s
wishing to advertise by the year must call at the office
and make an agreement to that effect. ft?" Advertis
ements not limited when handed in, will be inserted till
Forbid, and charged accordingly.
ItT" Any person forwarding a ten dollar bill, (post
paid,) shall receive four copies, for one year, to be sent
*o differeut persons, as directed.
87" ratters, on huaness, either to the Publisher or
Editor, must come post paid to insure attention.
97" We are authorized to announce EDWARD D.
TRACY, Esq. as a candidate for the Senate, from
Bibb county, at the Election in October next. 38
tCrWe are authorized to announce \A*
THANIEL EELLS as Candidate for Clerk of the
Inferior Court, at the election in January next. *
JOr We are authorized to announce JOHN
H. OFPUT i T as a Candidate for Clerkship of the
Inferior Court of Bibb county, at the election in Janu
;ary next. 30
WTHOMAB J. BAULBBURY, is a Can
didate for Clerk of the Inferior Court of Bibb county at
he ensuing election. 31
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Daily, at 4 o’clock, P. M. | Daily, at 9 o’clock, P. M.
Daily, at 7 o’clock, P. M. | Daily, at 2 o’clock, P. M.
M mdays, Wednesdays Mondays, Thursdays and
and Saturdays, at .Saturdays, at 9, P. M.
6 o'clock, P. M. Also, on Tuesdays, via. I
Augusta, at 9, P. M.
Same as the Savannah. | Same as the Savannah.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and I Sundays, Tuesdays and
Saturdays, a: 6, P. M. | Thursdays, at 6, P. M.
HAWKINSVILI.E AND FLORIDA MAILS.
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Close M outlays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 6
■o’clock, P. M. K. TYNER, p. m.
Lottery of Painting*.
fIIHE undersigned proposes to distribute, by way of
l Lo-terv, on Saturday, the 17,h of August next, in
this City, NINE PAINTINGS, two of which will he
Portraits of the successful adventurers, and respectful
ly invites the attention of the public to the following
2 Portraits, S2OO
1 Victoria, (after Paris,) 100
1 Sleeping Beauty, (ufter’Byron,) 50
1 Gultmre, ■ do. 50
1 Theresa, do.
1 Leonora, do.
1 Dud ti, do. 30
1 Mora, do. 30
9 Prizes, 510
103 Tickets, at s.">, $5lO
Those numbers drawingthe prizes Portraits, will en
/tle the holders of such to a likeness of themselves,
provided they will sit for the same whenever called up
on The Portraits will tie painted the usual size, and
after the Artist’s best stvle. Frames are not to be in
cluded, hut will be furnished to such as may want them,
at the usual prices, so soon as thev are obtained.
Tnose tickets drawing the other prizes will entitle the
holders to such Paintinc as may he drawn to its num
ber; and should the holders of such prizes wishtohave
their Portraits taken, the Pictures will be received in
part payment, at the prices estimated tit the scheme.
There being 108 Tickets and 9 Prizes, there will be
99 Blanks. The n.dersigned will receive each ticket
diawn a Mon* at the value of S2O in Portrait Painting,
provided that no more than one blank lie applied to
wards the Paintting of any one Portrait; and provided
also, the holders of such blanks present themselves and
demand compliance with this proposal within the ten
dans succeeding the Drawing.
Should the whole number of Tickets not he sold bv
the 17th of August next, the drawing of the LOTTE
RY' will be postponed until the Tickets are all sold, of
which public notice will be given ; as also at what place
the Lottery will be drawn,'one week before "the draw
The Drawing will take place under the inspection of
Gentlemen whose character and standing in this com
munity will a fiord abundant testimony that it will be
conducted in a titir and honorable ntanner.
Specimens of some of the above Paintings may he
seen at the Painting Rooms every day, Sitndavs except
ed, between the hours of 10 A. M and 4 P. M , where
Tickets may he bought for the CASH ONLY.
y THE ARTIST.
Macon, July 27 40
FOR PUBLISHING IN THE CITY OF MACON, A DAILY MORN
ING NEWSPAPER, TO COMMENCE ON MONDAY, THE
SECOND OF SEPTEMBER, H3‘J, ENTITLED
The Ttaeon Daily Advertiser.
f I9IIE subscribers, ever anxious to advance the in
■- terests of Macon, and to contribute their mite to
ward the amusement and instruction of her citizens
propose to publish a smalt DAILY PAPER, bearing,
the above title, and to commence at the time specified,
unless the patronage extended to it will warrant its ap
pearance at an earlier period.
They well know the great expense, labor and trou
ble attending such a publication, hut feel confident a
paper of the kind is essentially necessary to the grow
ing importance of Macon, and the surrounding coun
try : they are satisfied the Commercial portion of our
citizens desire a daily medium of communication with
the public ; that their facilities are cramped, and her
importance greatly underrated, for the want of such a
print; and that they will not suffer the undertaking to
perish for the want of sufficient patronage at their
The Macon Daily Advertiser is published with a
view to the Commercial interest of Macon, and Inter
nal Improvements, generally. It will also lend itt aid
to advance and encourage the Mechanical, Agricultu
ral and Manufacturing interests of the State. In short,
,uo labor will he spared, on our part, to render it a wel
come visiter, not only to the Merchant, the Farmer, and
the Mechanic, hut the Literary, Miscellaneous and
General reader. It will otherwise constitute a channel
-of useful knowledge and general information.
All the Commercial Intelligence of importance, both
Domestic and Foreign, will be summed up, under the
proper head, so as to afford our Mercantile patrons ev
ery description of News which they can desire, at the
earliest moment. A correct Review of all the impor
tant Markets, and of our own, shall appear weekly.
Arrangements will also be made that will enable us
to furnish n correct Shipping List daily, containing the
Arrivals, Clearances, Departures, &e., of vessels at
and front the ports of Savannah, Charleston, N. York,
fee.. &c., together with the Arrivals at, and Departures
from, this place.
In addition to other matters, a daily Report of the
Receipts of Cotton in our Market shall appear.
CITY NEWS—Under this head all matters and oc
currences ol interest, of every character, relating In, or j
•transpiring within the city, will be faithfully recorded.
TO ADVERTISERS, both of the city and country, j
we shall reserve a large portion of our sheet. On them ,
we shall depend mainly for support, snd pledge our-|
eclvri to keep an eyeatngle to their interests as well as
Terms;—For subscription, pet annum, •# 00; sub
scription, lor sis months, 95 00; subscription, for one
mooth, 91 00 ;to be psid invariably on the delivery of
the first number.
Hr ode copies, I9| cents. Order* from s distance
must come post-paid, or they will not receive attention
No paper will lie sent to any person residing out of die
city, unless dte Cash accompany dut order, or a re
sponsible city refers.. ;e is given.
All Advertising secouats must lie settled mon'hlv
PENDLETON 4 HANLKITFK
.i m* a, I**ll.
BY P. C. PENDLETON.
Unexampled Mammoth Scheme. I
TTY HE following details of a Scheme of a Lottery, to
A be drawn in December next, warrants us in de
claring it to be UNPARALLELED in the history of
Lotteries. Prizes tu the amount have never before been
offered to the public It is true, there are many blanks,
hut on the other hand, the extretneWow charge of 20
Dolla s per Ticket—the Value amt A amber of the
Capitals , and the revival of the good old custom of war
ranting that every prize shall he drawn and sold, will,
we are sure, give universal satisfaction, and especially
to the Six Hundred Prize Holders.
To those disposed to adventure, we recommend ear
ly application being made to us for Tickets—when the
prizes are all sold, blanks only remain—the first buy
ers have the host chance. We, therefore, emphatical
ly say—DELAY NOT! but at once re-mtt and trans
mit. to us your orders, which shall always receive our
immediate attention. Letters to.be addressed, and ap
plications made, to SYLVESTER & CO,
156 Broadway, New York
07" Observe the Number, 156.
$700,000 !! ! $500,000 ! ! $25,000 !
6 Prizes of $20,000.
2 Prizes of $15,000.
3 Prizes of SIO,OOO.
GRAND REAL ESTATE AND BANK STOCK
Os Property situated in New Orleans.
OCT The richest and most magnificent. Scheme ever
presented to the public in this or anv other country.
TICKETS ONLY S2O.
Authorized by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of
Florida, and under the Directions of the Commis
sioners, acting under the same,
TO BE DRAWN AT JACKSONVILLE, FLORI
DA, December Ist, 1839.
SCHMIDT A HAMILTON, Managers.
SYLVESTER A CO., 156 Breadway,
New- York, Sole Agents.
No Combination Numbers.'!.'
100,000 Tickets from No. 1 upwards, in succession.
The Deeds of Property and the Stock i-ansforred in
trust to the Commissioners appointed by the sac! Act
of .the Legislature of Florida, for the oe-uritv or the
SPLENDID BCHE jU3 l !!
1 Prize—The Arcade—2B6 feet, 5 inches, 4
lines, on Magazine street; 101 feel, il in
ches, on Natchez Street; 126 feet, 6 inch
es, on Gravier street —Rented at about
$37,000 per annum—Valued at $700,000
I Prize —City Hotel—l 62 feet on Common
street, 146 feet 6 inches on Camp street—
Rented at $25,000 —Valued at 500,000 j
| 1 Prize—Dwelling House (adjoiningthe Ar
| cade> No. 16, 24 feet 7 inches front on
Natchez street —Rented at $l2O0 —Va-
! hied at 20,000 j
1 Prize —Ditto (adjoining the Arcade) No.
Iff, 23 feet front on Natchez street —Rent-
ed at sl2oo—Valued at 20,000
1 Prize—Ditto (adjoining the Arcade) No.
20, 23 feei front on Natchez street —Rent-
ed at sl2oo—Valued at 20,000 i
1 Prize—Ditto —No. 23, Northeast corner of
Basin and Custom House street; 40 feet
front on Basin, and 40 feet on Franklin
street, bv 127 feet deep in Custom House
street —Rented at § 1500 —Valued at 20,000
1 Prize —Ditto—No. 21, Southwest corner of
Basin and Custom House street, 22 feet 7
inches on Basin, 32 feet 7 inches on Frank
lin, 127 feet 10k inches deep in front of
Custom House street —Rented at slsoo—
1 Prize —Ditto—No. 339, 20 feet 8 inches on
Royal street, by 127 feet 11 inches deep—
Rented at $l4O0 —Valued at 15,0001
l Prize—2so shares Canal Bank Stock, SIOO
1 Ditto —200 ditto Com. do. do. 20,000
1 Ditto—lso ditto Mechanics' and Traders’
do. do. 15,000
1 Ditto —100 do. City Bank do. do. 10,000
1 Ditto —100 do. do. do. do. do. 10,000
1 Ditto—loo do. do. do. do. do, 10,000
1 Ditto—so do. Exchange Bank do. do. 5000
1 Ditto —50 do. do. do. do. do. 5000
1 Ditto—2s do. Gas Light Bank do. do. 2500
| 1 Ditto—2s do. do. do. do. do. do. 2500
i 1 Ditto—ls do. Mechanics’ and Traders’
| do. do. 15001
1 Ditto—ls do. do. do. do. 1500
20 Ditto—each !0 shares of the Louisiana
State Bank, SIOO each, each prize SIOOO. 20,000
10 Ditto—each 2 shares of SIOO each, each
prize S2OO, of the Gas Light Bank, 2000
200 Ditto—each 1 share of SIOO, of the Bank
of Louisiana, 20,000
200 Ditto—each 1 share of SIOO, of the New
I Orleans Bank, 20,000
150 Ditto—each 1 share of SIOO, of the Union
j Bank of Florida, 15,000
01)0 Prizes. $1,500,000
The whole of the Tickets, with their Numbers, as
also those containing the Prizes, will be examined and
sealed by the Commissioners appointed under the Act,
previously to their being put into the wheels. One wheel
; will contain the whole of the Numbers, the other will
| contain the Six Hundred Prizes, and the first 600 Num
! hers that shall be drawn out, will be entitled to such
i Prize as may be drawn to its number, and the fortunate
holders of such Prizes will have such property transfer-
I red to them immediately after the drawing, unincum- j
' bered, and without any Deduction !
! 97" Editors of everv Paper in the United States, in
[the West Indies, in Canada, and other of the British
Provinces, are requested to insert the above, as a stand
ing advertisement, until the Ist of December next, and
to’send their account to us, together with a paper con
taining the advertisement.
SYLVESTOR & CO., 136 Broadway, New York,
j June 15 34
OCHMULGEE STEAM-BOAT COMPANY,
INCORPORATED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF GEORGIA, IN 1835
For the transportation and Insurance of Mer
chandise and Produce, between Savanah
and Darien, and Darien and Macon—
touching at Hawkinsvil/e, and the principal
fBNHIS Company will run their Steam-boats usfliigh
JL up as Macon as long as the state of the River will
admit; and for low stages of the waters they have pro
vided, and are now running I’ole.botits of such bull
draft of wa'er as will admit them to run at any stage o
the River, which arc towed up by their Steam-boats
two-thirds of the distance, thereby greatly expediting
the transportation of Merchandise during the Summer
and Full seasons ; and their Steumers will lie in com
plete repair, and ready for business, as early as the Ri
ver will admit.
THEIR BOATS ARE:
Steam-boat Comet, Captain Brandy,
<•?. nr *TL - gteum-hoat Alnlainshn, Captain
Steam-boat O«•hinu Ige e, Captain
And a large number of TOW-BOATS, which will
be in complete repair.
For further information apply to
REA it COTTON. Macon,
J. W LATH HOP. Hawkitiaville,
PH K YONOK A SON, Darien,
WM PATTERSON A CO., Savannah,
MrDOWKLL.SH ANNON A CO.Charfaoton,
•COTT,SHAFTER A MORRELL, NnwYork,
! July II **f
DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. COMMERCE, AGRICULTURE.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS, AMUSEMENT. Ac. Ac
TERMS I THREE DOLLARS, IN ADVANCE FOUR DOLLARS, AFTER THREE MONTHS.
MACON, (Ga.) SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1839.
THREE Fire-proof STORES, fronting on 3 d
.i S street; Three Fire-proof STORES, fronting
on Cherry. street.
They are large and commodious, and well calculated
for any kind of business, and will be fitted up, as to
shelving and counters, to suit tenants. Those fronting
on Third-street (directly opposite Messrs. Rea A Cot
ton's, and J Cowles, Esqr.'s ranges) are now- ready for
occupancy, and possession immediately given. Those
on Cherry-street will be ready by the Ist of Octoher
next. Rent will be reasonable, and commence from
•st of October. Apply to
„ „ DAVID RALSTON,
N. B Several very airy ROOMS on the second floor
o, the above buildings, suitable for Lawyers Offices,
•vill also be rented. D R
July 1 37tf
a WANTED TO RENT,
A HOUSE of four or more rooms, with a Gar
den attached to the premises, in a central part
of the city. Apply at this office.
June 29 36
A comfortable DWELLING HOUSE, on
Cherry street, convenient to business, and in
good repair. Apply to
. JOHN J. BENNETT.
July 6 37rp
A handsome pair of Match Horses.
D HARVEY SHOTWELL.
-*•_ June 8 __
1) C. PENDLETON, is my authorized Agent.
A • Persons having business with me will please call
on him. E. L. STROHECKER.
July 2(h 39
PORTRAIT PAINTING. "
Subscriber having permanently located him
self in this City, solicits the patronage of its citi
zens. Room (where specimens may be seen) over W
B. Parker’s Store, opposite the Central Hotel, will be
open to visiters from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.
COMP A RET, Artist.
Macon, April 20, 1839 26
'I? HE undersigned will hereafter practice Law under
■1 the firm and style of McDONALD, POWERS
A FR ANKLIN, and will regularly attend the Courts
hc etofbre attended by McDonald A Powers. Office
over’lt Or mu (gee B ok.
C. J. MCDONALD,
A. P. POWERS,
Feb 2 n-ts L. FRANKLIN.
Auction and Commission Business,
f 1 1H E undersigned has commenced a regular busi
1 ness in the above hnv, and solicits the patronage
of the public. Refer to
Messrs. Rea A Cotton, Macon.
“ Scott A Morrell, New York.
“ Win. Patterson A Cos., Savannah.
Mr. Charles Hartridge, “
“ Robert Collins, Charleston.
Messrs. Farrar A Hayes, “
Mr. G. McLaughlin, Augusta.
a. r. McLaughlin.
N. B. Sales may be expected on WEDNESDAY
in each week, until further notice.
Feb 16 17tf
NJOTEB of the Banka of Charleston, Hamburg, Sa
i. V yunnah and Augusta, and Specie, for which a
premium will lie paid The following will be purcha
sed at a fair discount: Notes of the Alabama Banks,
Darien. Bank of Florida, and Life and Trust Compa
ny of Florida.
Checks on New York, for sale bv
JOHN T. ROWLAND.
August 341 e
A GREEABLE to the last will and testament of
C*. Churchill Gibson, deceased, will be sold in For
syth, Monroe county, on the first Tuesday in October
next, the premises of said deceased, whereon he resided
at the time of his death, consisting of four squares of
Land, about one halt of which is under cultivation and
the remainder well timbered, lying three miles from
Forsyth, on the road leading from thence to Zebulon.
On the premises are a large and commodious twostorv
Frame Dwelling, well finished, all necessary out houses,
a Grist Mill, and fine Orchards of various kinds of fruit.
Will be so’d, in Perry, Houston county, on the first
Tuesday in November next, nine Lots of Land in the
Tenth District of. said county, belonging to the estate
of Churchill Gibson, deceased—about 750 acres areun
der cultivation, the most of which is newly cleared, and
all under good fences. On one of said lots is a com
fortable Dwelling House, with all necessary out houses.
Said lots will be sold in parcels to suit purchasers.—
Persons wishing to buv are referred to Gen. B. H. Ru
therford and Maj N. H. Beal, neir the premises, who
will show the land, and give any inlormation in regard
to titles. Terms made known on the days of sale.
REUBEN WRIGHT, Executor.
97- The Telegraph and Messenger will copy the
Augus’ 3 4lts
TIHE Subscribers respectfully inform the public that
their PLANING MACHINE is now in full ope
ration, and that they are prepared to plane, tongue and
groove any thinkness, from j to 2J inches, .is well as
weather-hoarding, and other plank, from 2 to 18 inch
es in width.
SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, Ac. made to order, at
the shortest notice. A. D A I. F. BROWN,
March 9 20tf Near the Baptist Church.
PLANTATION FOR SALE,
(CONTAINING 750 acres of Land, mixed with oak
J and pine; there are 125 acres in a good state of
cultivation, a good Dwelling House with all necessary
out houses, situated 2 miles from Byron, 6 miles from
Albany, and 2 miles from Palmyra. All necessary in
formation respecting the land can be obtained at the
■ plantation, Pereons w ishing to purchase would do well
57" The Editors of the Southern Spy will please give
this two insertions. *
June 1 ' 32tf
NITED STATES BANK NOTES, latge bills
for sale by J. T. ROWLAND.
Also, CHECKS on NEW YORK.
March 16 21tf_
CHAPIN’S ORNAMENTAL MAP
OF THE UNITED STATES, for sal. at the
Book Store of C. A. ELLS.
June 29 36
isssT" TO RENT,
A large, airy and convenient Sleeping Room,
directly over Messrs. S. J. Ray A Co.'s Store.—
Apply to REA A COTTON.
July 27 ___ JO
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY,
| Incorporated in 1810 with a Capital of $150,000, and
power to increase the same to $250,000.
r | Mils long established Institution hns for more than
a quarter of a century, transacted its extensive
business on the i mat just ami liberal prinripha— paying
its losses with ihe most honorable promptness; and the
present Board of Directors pledge tnemselxesin this par
ticular, fully to maintain the high reputation of the
Company. It insures oil the moat favorable terma, ev
ery description of property against loss and damage by
Fire, hut takes no marine risk*.
Applies mil for Insurance may be made either per
sonally, t by letter, tu its Agent in this city t and all
renewals r risks now running by this Company on
properly i this cily, miy be made by appliealion U>
the Agent W M H JO/fNKTON, Agent.
Macon, pri!Cl, I*3* *6tf
B(M)KS, PAMPHLETS nnd CIRCULARS,
Posting anti Slwir Hills,
BUSINESS AND VISITING CARDS,
AND JOB WORE, IN GENERAL,
EXECUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DESPATCH,
At the Office of the “ Southern Post," M.tcon
BY C. R. HANLEITER.
97" If desired, different kinds of Bronze and Color
ed Inks will he used, rendering the job tasteful in the
From the Southern Literary Messenger.
CURRENTE.C A LAMOSITIES.
BY THE AUTHOR OF “ THE TREE ARTICLES ”
A JUNE DAY IN THE WOODLANDS.
“ The clouds are at play, in the azure space,
And their shadows at play, in the bright green vale,
And here, they stretch to the frolic chase,
And there, they roll on the easy gale !”
When William Cullen Bryant, the author of “ Tha
natopsis," the editor of the New York “ Evening Post,”
and one of the “ Printers to the Corporation,” wrote
those four lines, nnd about a score more like them, he
was the poet Bryant—the man Bryant—he was not the
political wrangler about petty men and pettier meas
ures, about elections, and printers’jobs, and the like—
he was the great Poet of Nature—the forceful creator of
immortal hymns to that divinity, whose altars he lias
forsaken, if not forever, yet for far too long a time. I
think I see him as he lay, supine upon this very bank
where 1 now lie—his head supported by his clasped
hands, his face turned towards yonder bright and busy
city, whose hum the distance now hushes to my ear — j
his eye taking in all this glorious panorama of near
woodland nnd meadow, the placid Hudson’s hosont,
and all that it is reflecting. Just such a day as this it i
was : just so brightly glowed the sun upon the land- j
scape, crowned with verdure deep, nnd foliage thick!
and spreading, ns that which, now weaves merrily n- 1
round me as I lie. The river’s flow, the music of the
birds and bees, the shifting of the clouds, the dance o r
the leaves, the laugh of the waves, and the sunny smile,
are all the same, to-day, as they were when, lying here,
this sweet poet demanded of all things nround him,
“ Is this a time to look cloudy and sad ?
VVhc our mother Nature laughs around—
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from tile blossoming ground?”
Why should a lyre that can breathe such strains as |
these be so long unstrung, or hang so long idly upon ]
the willows ? And hark ! another memory-awakened
echo I And from a harp as mute I Percival’s !
“ The waving verdure rolls along the plain,
And the wide forest weaves
(To welcome back its playful mates again,)
A canopy af leaves ;
And, from its tlarkeniug shadow, floats
A gush of trembling notes !
“ Fairer and brighter spreads the reign of May!
The tresses of the woods
With the wild dalliance of the west wind play,
And the full-brimming floods,
As gladly to their goal they run,
Hail the returning sun!"
And here is more to the same sweet tune, swelling
up from memory’s lowest deep, and singing itself totny
ear, again, though long years have lapsed since first I
drank in its delicious music. And whence is this pow
er ? Do we ever forget w hat once we know ? I think
not —provided that we have learned and known aright.
And it is this magic power of Association that has un
locked the deep cell in which this beautiful strain of
Percival has been laying mute so long, and now lets it
forth, beneath the very sky, and amidst all the natural
objects of seer and audible beauty, that originally in
“ Spirit of Beauty ! the air is bright,
With the boundless flow of thy mellow light;
The woods are all in bud and bloom
And are weaving for summer their quiet gloom.
The tufted brook reflects, as it flows,
The tips of the half unopened rose.
See how the clouds, as they fleetly pass.
Throw their shadowy veil on their darkening grass !
And the pattering showers, and stealing deivs
With their starry gems, and skiey hues,
From the oozy meadow that drinks the tide,
To the sheltered vale on the mountain side,
Wake to anew and fresher birth
The tenderest tribes of teeming earth,
And scatter with light and dallying play
Their earliest flowers on the Xiphyr's way.
“He comes from the mountain’s piny steep,
For the long houghs bend with the silent sweep,
And his rapid steps hai’c hurried o’er
The grussy hills to the pebbly shore ;
And now, on the breast of the lonely lake,
The waves in silvery glances break
Like a short but quickly rolling sea,
W hen the gale first feels its liberty,
And the flakes of foam, like coursers run,
Rejoicing, beneath the vertical sun.
“lie hns crossed the lake, and the forest heaves
To the sway of his wings, its billowy leaves,
And the downy tufts of the meadow fiy,
In snowy clatuls, as he passes hy ;
And softly beneath his noiseless tread.
The odorous spring-grass bends its head:
And now he reaches die woven bower,
Where he meets his own beloved power,
And gladly his weaned limbs repose
In the shade of the newly opening rose.”
Match rre this om of the Poem* of pour favorite bard,
: friend of mine ! it is like a lake, in tl* flow, covered
I sH over with the glancing unit of tlioussnds of buds
| C. R. HANII.ETER, PRINTER.
and flowers, of every hue and odor, sparkling and flash
ing in the air, as the bosom of their wavy bed is nuned
by the summer-breeze.
But what books are these, thrown down licside me
in the long grass, while I have been idly listening to
the dream-returned echoes of old songs ? “ Buds and
flowers, and other country things; by Mary Howitt;"
“ Hymns and fireside verses; by Mary Howitt;” “ The
Boy’s Country Book,” by William Howitt. True c
nough, William Cullen Bryant! This hr nor
“ —a time to look cloudy and sad!”
Mary and William Howrrr! A dsv with them in
mid-June, abroad in the woodlands! Who talks of
Arcadia ? Sit, Mary, thou upon my left, and thou,
William, on my right, here, on this grassy slope: And
now, thy quaker bonnet quietly hanging on yonder
thorn, thy head protected from the sun by the broad
branches of the beech that spread their mass of lea ves
above thee, open thou the “ Hymns,” Mary, and sing
a stanza, here and there ! Fear not, but raise thy voice
loudly as thou wilt; we are but three, and there is none
other to disturb or interrupt the song !
How beautiful the vo.ume is, with its wood cuts, so
daintily bespread throughout its pages ! How clear the
type, how glossy the paper, and how tastefully bound
together is the whole ! But why is it called “ Hymns,”
Mary ? I see no “ Hymns” throughout its leaves, as
you turn them over It seems to he a continuous sto
ry, all about a maiden, named
“ —Marien—how she went
Over the weary world from day to day,
On Christian works of love fntent.”
Ah ! I see ! \ou mean by a “ Hymn," a divine song—
and this is an allegory. Christianity is impersonated
herein, under the name of Marien, “ fearless in its in
nocence, like a little child, wandering over the world.”
“It brings liberty to the captive, joy to the mourner,
repentance nnd forgiveness to the sinner, hope to the
faint hearted, and assurance to the dying.” “It is
alike the beautify! companion of childhood, and the
comfortable companion of age. It ennobles the noble;
gives wisdom to the wise, nnd new grace to the love
ly ; the patriot, the priest, the poet, the eloquent man
all derive their subliinest power from its influence!”
Beautiful! Beautiful idea I I see the maiden starting
on her pilgrimage—n holy halo round her placid brow
—her hands clasped upon her bosom—
“ And, ever as she goes along,
Sweet flowers spring ’neath her feet;
All flowers that are most beautiful,
Os virtues, strong and sweet!”
Hear her declare her purposes towards mankind, as
she stands, innocent, in her leafy coverture, and thinks
of the good that she, so gifted with “ power from on
high, may do to the suffering world !
“1 am alone! all, all alone !
Alone, both night and day I
So I will forth into the world,
And do what good I may !
“ For ma ny a heart is sorrowful,
And hearts, that I may cheer;
And many a weary captive pines
In dungeons dark and drear:
And I the iron bonds may loose—
Then why abide I here ?
“ Up! I will forth into the world I”
And thus as she did say.
Sweet Marien from the ground rose up,
And went forth on her way.”
Marien brings consolation to the mother of a murdered
son, and lives with her, awhile, and becomes a daugh
ter to her; and she then goes forth a day's travel with
her, on her pilgrimage. They part, nnd the little maid
goes peacefully on her way, until
“ the darksome night came on,
And Marien lay her down
Within a little way-side cave,
On mosses green and brown.
“ And in the deepest hush of night
Rude robbers entered in ;
And first they ate and drank, then rose
To do a deed of sin.
“For with them was a feeble man,
Whom they had robbed, and they
Here came to foully murder him,
And hide him from the day.
“Up from her bed sprang Marien,
With heavenly power endued;
' And in her glorious innorence,
Stood ’mong the robbers rude.
“ ‘ Ye shall not take the life of man
Spake Marien low and sweet;
For this will God take strict account,
Before his judgment-seat!
“Out from the cave the robbers fled,
For they believed there stood,
A spirit stern and beautiful,
Not aught of flesh and blood.
“And two from out the robber-band
Thenceforward did repent;
And lived two humble Christian men,
Oil righteous deeds intent!”
And so she goes on her sweet pilgrimage blessing all,
by all blessed ;
“Onward and upward still she went,
Among the breezy hills,
Singing for very joyfulness
Unto the singing rills!
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“ Free, like the breezes of the hi!',
Free, like the waters wild ;
And in her fulniss of delight,
Unceasingly, from height to height,
Went on the blessed child !"
And still her errand was the same, wherever lier wan
derings tended :
“And ever of the Saviour taught:
How he came down to win,
With love, and suffering manifold.
The sinner from his sin.”
This was her lesson to the wise as well as to the weak,
and ever as she went on her way her course w as glori
fied For the limes are not now,—*» to the reception
of such (ruths os this fine Impersonation teachers,—as
they were when holy Paul callaif Christianity a stum
tiling-block to Jews, and to Grooks foolishness, —and
Marien’* laoson is the snun as that of the Apuatle-
Mnn> wisdom is foolishness in the eye of the Only
Wise. Hard! hard b soon for proud Corinth to digest •
Her lofty synagogues were swept hy the hruad phylac
teries of (ha Pfvartr. es, and her columned porticos were
the pul its of tbs rubric Philosophy. Both the Religion
of the Phartseoc am! the Philnonphv nf the Academy
' embraced much that was high and refined, drawn.foruk
lefore, from those sages of Greece who once illumined
the now dark land of Egypt with one learning, and un,
benign attendants, Refinement and Taste. This crseil
inculcated the search for hidden senses in the plain re
cords of that Law of which these Pharisees of Corinth
called themselves the most holy upholders. They aent
forth their fancies into an unknown region,and crowd «.
tng it with the gltosts of the dead, and the genii of the
living, became proud in the elevation of tkas believing
in the sublime visions of a spiritual world, and deligh
ted in speculations concerning the residents, the enjoys
ments, and the pains of that ideal world in which they
darkly wandered ; exulting all the while in finding
•herein what, nfter all, were but the Idlest whims and
the vaguest dreams of their own wild imaginations t
8o they were wont, when they “sought sftef wisdom’*
to sit at the feet of sophists and philosopliers in the
marble Portico, or amidst the shades of the Academe,
and revelled upon mystic learning, nnd polished ele
gance and eloquence of phrase, which entertained their
taste, and convineed into how many intricate laby
rinths the wonderful power of human Genius may wan
der, and never lie the nearer to the truth.
To such people as these came Paul to preach. They
railed his religion folly! He proved theirs to be no less !
They knew that he had been “ brought up at the feel
of Gamaliel”— one or them ; a Rabbin who had the
genius, and vigorous fancy, and bold independence of
the literal meaning of the Mosaic law, that fitted him to
follow Plato, it; all that philosopher’s discursive flight*
into the Incomprehensible and the Profound. What,
ever they came to think of his teachings, they knew
the teacher was no fool! And how dissonant was the
their feelings and their expectations, that
this Oracle of Tarsus, the pride of their sect, who hold*
ing out the doctrine—to the conviction of daily myri
ads of people—that the age of Corinthian philosophy
of that Human Reason which knew not GOD—was
past! That that w hich they called foolishness in his
doctrines, was but the simplicity, which ensured their
!ultimate universal reception by all mankind! That
while the high speculations which they had loved taught
them to be proud of the Nature of Man. his instruc
tions would place “ a stumbling-block” in the path of
He determined—this Pupil of the Portico, this High
Priest at the altar of Platonic Philosophy—“ not toknow
any thing” among them all, but Him whom they had
“slain and hanged upon a tree I” He “ came not,” he
said, “ with excellency of speech or of wisdom,” among
them : he came to tell them that through him his Mas
ter would “ confound their wisdom!”
But where is The Hymn? Oh! there it is—down
on the roots of yonder tree, where we left it, when we
began this stroll and I began my sermon Thank you,
William! Please ask Mary to tell us the tale, on page
one hundred and twenty-nine, of “The Boy pf the
Southern Isle :” it is told by “an old seaman,” —and
“ I’ll tell vou, if ye’ll hearken now,
A thing that chanced to me —
Il must be fifty years agone—
Upon the southern sea!"
And after that, xve will have the fairy story of the old
en time, about “ Mabel, on Midsummer day,”—how,
when she went first to the fairy-dell,
“ Nothing at all saw she.
Except a bird—a sky blue bird—
That sate upon a tree !”
And how she did as she had been bidden, and
“ —did not wander up and down,
Nor did a live branch /mil,”
\ and so had no reason to fear the vengeance of (he
“ When the wild-wood brownies
Came, sliding to her mind.
She drove them thence as she was told,
IVith ham- thoughts, sweet awl kind!"
And how she got the fairy penny—and what site did
with it, and the ble&rings the little people gave her, ah l
the lesson she learned and teaches—that
“ ’ Tis gi od to make all duty ewe*'.
To be alert and kinct; .
'Tis good, like little Mabel,
Tu have a willing mind !"
Then let us all three join and sing this carol of the
“ Cornfields;” the tune will come of itself: the key is
—stay ! take it from that Robin's pitch-pipe, in the oak
over-head ! Now I
“ In the young merry time of spring,
When clover 'gins to buret,
When blue bells uod within the wood,
And sweet May whitens first—
When merle and mavis sing their fill,
Green is the young corn on the hill.
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“What joy in dreamy ease to lie
Amid a field new-shorn,
And si c all round on sun-lit slopes,
The piled-up shocks of corn;
And send the fancy wandering o’er
All i>lensant harvest-fields of yore!”
But, Mary, what do you mean by “ corn ?” Not
what we call by that name, here ? I thought not; you
call all bread-grain in your country “corn”—and here
you mean wheat, doubtless. But another stanza! A
little higher, William, if you please: ha ! that Oriole
yonder, pluming his golden wings for a fresh flight, will
“sound the pitch" before he goes ! “That’s my A!”
“The 9Un-bnihed quiet of the hills;
The fields of Galilee,
That, eighteen hundred years agone.
Were full of corn, I see !
And the dear Savior take his way
'Mid ripe ears on the Sabbath day I
“ Oh ! golden fields of bending corn—
How beautiful they seem !
The reaper-folk—the piled-up sheaves.
To me are like a dream :
The sunshine, and the very air
Seem of old time, and take me there!" .
Beautiful poetry ! Beautiful tune ! Beautiful songstress!
Oh, for thy pen, thy voice, and thy constant presence,
to teach, to delight, to ravish, and to improve! I feel
the better man, Mary, for thy kind ministrations thi
summer day in the woodlands, and would fain Huger
here with thee, and thy accordant mate, while flower
bloom, and waters wave, and skies are bright, and al)
Nature is in smiles! Children must love thee, Mary,
with the deepest love : thine and o»hera’ ehiMren. too !
Do they not ? Nay, auswer me, out of the “Hymns
“ Blessings on them I they in me
Move a kindly sympathy.
With their wishes, hopes, and fears ;
With their laughter and their tears;
With their wonder so intense.
Awl their tmzll experience !"
I knew it!
But where is the sunshine? And where are the
birds ? And what means this deepening shade ? Are
there clouds gathering in the just now clear sky ? No i
There can no cloud be discerned between the over,
hanging branches through w hich we gaze ! And sec 1
a single— star peeping forth amidst the certdcan ! It is
the twilight hour, and one summer day is gone! The
uokl« of the bell sounds from the distant ferry, and our
step* tend homeward I But what shall we do with
William’s “Country Book," *. tl Mary's “Buds and
Flowers 7” lying, both unopened, there, upon the grass.
There are more days than one in atrmmer, and so
altall you find, my dear Editor, whan next you hear
from your frrntd, j. >. a.
New York. June K, 1839.
M Take care of the paiut," m the ertjr gale
-iaxre trt*n a Uu« ghc» so kiss 'em,