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“ The world is full of Poetry—the air
Is living with its spirit : and the waves
Dance to the music of its melodies,
And sparkle in its brightness.”
BY MRS. NORTON.
Hark, through the dark woods dying
W ith a moan,
Faintly the woods are sighing—
Summer ’s gone!
There when my bruised heart feeleth.
Darkly my footstep stealeth
'1 o weep alone.
Hour after hour I wander,
By men unseen—
And sadly my wrung thoughts ponder,
On what hath been ;
Summer’s gone ?
There in our own green bowers
Our path through tangled flowers
Oft hand and hand entwining—
Olt side by side reclining—
lVe’ve watched in crimson shining
The sunset glow :
Dimly the sun now burneth
For me alone—
Soaring after spring returneth,
But thou art gone :
■Summer ’s gone ?
Still on my warm chock playeth j
The restless breeze :
Still in its freshness strayetli
Between the trees. „ ,
Still the blue streamlet gusheth—
Still the broad river rusheth —
Still the calm silence husheth
The hearts disease :
But who shall bring our meetings
Back again ?
What shall recall thy greetings—
Loved in vain ?
On Seeing a Boy at Play.
Down the green slope he bounded. Raven curls
From his white shoulders by the winds were swept,
And the clear rose-leaf of his cheek
Was bright with motion. Through his open lips
Shone visibly a delicate line of pearl,
Like a white streaking in a tulip drawn,
And his dark eye’s clear brilliance, as it lay
Beneath his lashes, like a drop of dew
Ilid in the moss, stole out as covertly
As starlight from the edging of a cloud.
I never saw a boy so beautiful.
Ilis step was like the stooping of a bird,
And his limbs melted into grace, like things
Shaped bv the wind of summer. He was like
A painter’s fine conception—such an one
As he would have of Ganymede, and weep
Upon his pailet, that he could not win
The vision to his easel. Who could paint
The young and shadowless spirit ? Who could cl tain
The visible gladness of a heart that lives,
Like a glad fountain, in the eye of light,
With an unbreathing pencil ? Nature’s gift
Has nothing that is like it. Sun and stream,
And the new leaves of .Tune, and the young lark
That flees away into the depths of heaven,
Lost in his own mad music, and the breath
Os spring-time, and the summer-eve, and noon
In the cool autumn, are like fingers swept
Over sweet-toned affections—hut the joy
That enters to the spirit of a child,
Is deep as his young heart ; his very breath,
The simple sense of being, is enough
To ravish him, and, like a thrilling touch,
He feels each moment of his life go by.
Beautiful, beautiful childhood ! with a joy
That, like a robe, is palpable, and flung
Out by your every motion ! delicate bud
Os the immortal flower, that will unfold
And come to its maturity in heaven !
I weep your earthly glory. Tis a light
Lent to the new-born spirit, that goes out
With the first Idle wind. It is the leaf
Fresh flung upon the river, that will dance
Upon the wave that stealeth out its life-.
Then sink of its own heaviness. The face
Os the delightful earth will, to your eye,
Grow dim ; the fragrance of the many flowers
Be noticed not, and the beguiling voice
Os nature, in her gentleness, will be
To manhood’s senseless ear inaudible,
f sigh to look upon thy face, young boy !
He that talks all he knows, will talk more than he
From the New-York Mirror.
AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS.
As the gods got nothing but
the smoke of their offerings, and
the priests the meat, so authors
gettlio lame and the booksellers
the profit of their works ; the no
ses of the one arc tickled, and the
stomachs of the others filled.
A robber is a hawk, who strikes
his prey to satisfy his hunger ; a
minister of state a trained falcon,
who rises at the bidding of the
master that feeds him, and hunts
game for mm.
Prudes who take fire so easily
at the slightest intimation of im
propriety, are like spunk, which
catches fire instantly, after having
been once burned.
Those who are always mer.ti
mg the road to heaven, have no
time to pursue it; as the man who
carries the lantern, stumbles of
tenor than he who follow s him.
A talent for satire, too much
indulged, wounds its owner as
well as others, as a nail, w hen
the hand is clinched too long,
grow s into the surrounding fiesh
and makes it sore.
Ep igrains are like poisoned
arrows, whose point alone is poi
If adherence to rule checks the
upward flight of genius, it facili
tates its descent, And every child
knows it is harder to catch a sink
ing ball, than it is to throw it up
into the air. And lastly, light
lasts longer than fire ; irregulari
ty is short-lived, regularity last
ing. Therefore in a fable the
horses of the fleeting Aurora have
wings, while those of Phoebus, the
god of light, have none.
All that can be said in favor of
rules is, that they are sticks to
assist the shoots of genius to
climb, hot trees oti which they
must be grafted.
Wo may even say that genius,
like our first parent, when it has
eaten of the tree of knowledge,
cannot eat of the tree of eternal
life ; it is like love, winged but
PREACHING AND PRACTICE.
How easy it is for those in pow
er and prosperity to preach hero
ism to the vanquished ! How lit
tle can they understand that life
itself may rise in value with the
unfortunate, when naught but life
TIIE VAELEY OF SILENCE.
It was a perlect Eden for beau
ty. Tflie scent ol flowers came
up on the gale, the swift stream
sparkled like diamonds in the sun,
and a smile of soft light glistened
on every leaf and blade, as they
drank in the life-giving ray. Its
significant loveliness was elo
quent to the eye and the heart;
but a strange deep silence reigned
over it all. So perfect was the
unearthly hush, you could almost
hear yourself think.
A remarkable example of the
laconic style has recently taken
place, which would put Leonidas
and his conntry to shame. An
Edinburgh quaker sends to a bro
ther quaker in London a sheet of
letter paper, containing nothing
whatever in the w riting way, save
a note of interrogation, thus (?)
his friend returned the sheet, ad
ding, for a sole reply, aO. The
meaning of the question and an
swer is as follow s: “What news?”
“ Nothing !”
THE subscriber wHI open the Macon Coffer
House, on Saturday, (this day,) the 30th instant,
at half-past l 1 o’clock, in the large house on the cor
ner of Second and Cherry-streets. He has refitted
and made t;uch additions and alterations in the build
xng, up to render it both a convenient and elegant
'•s abli; ..merit. 03 BAR is well provided with
*Y ires aid Lie . v hich he trusts will recommend
th ...selves by .. .t<r ! . Two parlours, for the use of
.ns customers, a e attached to his Bar Rcom.
fcr He has fitted up a CLUB ROOM, in the se
cond story, for the meeting of Clubs and private par
ties of gentlemen.
He is also prepared to give genteel Pccoinmoda*
tion to Boarders.
_ , _ THOMAS B. CLARK.
■September 30 • s t f
Central Hotel .
undersigned announces to the pub
lic that he has taken the above HO
TEL. It is now undergoing a complete
and th rough repair, with important altera
tions ; in consequence of which it will not
he in ample order, for the reception of
Company, before the 10th of October—at
which time he will be prepared to give as
good accommodation as can be found in
the Southern country.
H. R. WARD.
Macon, September 23d, 1537. 4
TAOCTOR H. LOOMIS has removed 1
his DRUG STORE to the store, up.
on Mulberry-street, second door above the
September 23 4
(Late Wheeler 4* Townsend,)
W: ALER in Staple Dry Goods, Shoes, j
Groceries, Hard & Hollow Ware,
Crockery and Glass Ware, Iron and
Steel, Cotton Bagging, &c. &c. &c.—
Third-Street , Macon.
September 16 3tf
Dicks rnoßk A Ware
Have got at their store, unaer the Central
SUGARS, Coffee and Teas
Salt, Iron and Nails
Ram, Gin and Whiskc,
Holland Gin and Coniac-Brandy,
An assortment of Cordials,
A superior article of Molasses,
Madeira, Sicily Madeira & Port Wines
Sugar and Butter Crackers
Hard-ware, Crockery-ware and Stone
Gunney Bagging, anew article, 43 in
With everv article usually kept in a
A general assortment of Dry Goods.
Also, just received,
8 hhds. Sugar
30 bags Coffee
12 boxes Lemon Svrup
4 do Honey-Dew Tobacco,
Which are offered favorably for cash.
September 2 ltf
*JMIE subscribers have accepted the sole
Agency of Brandreth’s Pills, for Ma
con, and will keep a supply of the same
constantly on hand.
GRIFFIN & PURSE,
At their Book Store.
September 2 ltf
J. H. A W. S. ELLIS,
fU: i Have just received the
Jti-i following, which they of.
■rr —frr t*°r sa^e on accommo.
dating terms :
Superior English Ground Mustard, for tabic or
Carpenter’s Extract Liverworfh
Do. Sarsaparilla Cububs and Capaiva
Do. Extract Pink-root
Do. do Boncset
Do. Tonic Extract
l)o. Remedy for Scalds, Bums, &c.
Do Disinfecting Liquid Chloride of Soda
for sick rooms, and keeping Meat untainted in hot
Gallaghan’s Vegetable Fever and Ague Pills
Superior Red Peruvian Bark
Oil Cantharidin, Oil Black Pepper
Stomach Tubes, Dentist’s Instruments
Croton Oil, Salaeratus, Peariash
Ground Spices, Starch
Indigo, best Spanish, Salt-petre
Salsoda, for washing, Superior Apple Vinegar
Best London Walnut Catsup
Sultana Raisins, for cooking.
A seneral Stock of Fresh Drugs, Medicines.
September 23 4 f f
New Carriage Repository,
rjTIE subscriber has on hand and will he
receiving a large assortment of CAR.
RIAGES, barrouches, buggies,
&c. Arc. Those wishing to purchase will
do well to call and examine for themsel
ves. JOHN HUNT, Jr.
September 2 Iff
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B A KKRf.
r T , ITE subscriber has established, in this city, a
BAKERY, for supplying the public with
Bread, Crackers, Biscuit, husk, Cakes, <SfC.
He has secured the services of a first rate work
man, brought up to the business, and warrant to Ins
customers that the articles manufactured shall al
ways lie of the best materials
I RESH BREAD will be delivered every morn
ing (and every evening, provided sufficient, encour
agement is given,) at 7 o’clock, at the Bake-house,
and at the h#uses of such in the city as may request
Fresh Rolls, Rusk and Tea Calls can be had at
the Bake-house every evening at 4 o'clock.
Fresh Crackers and Biscuit, Water and Butter,
will be constantly kept on hand bv the pound, keg
or barrel, which, as to quality, shall be equal to any
imported. Country merchants can be supplied in
any quantity, by sending their orders.
Os the best brands of Canal, Philadelphia, Balti
more and Richmond, new and fresh, can always tie
had by the barrel, half-barrel, or retail, at the Bake
The subsciber solicits the patronage of his friends
and the public, assuring them his personal attention
will be given in superintending the establishment—
that they may obtain the “ staff of life” of the best
materials, in a pure , cleanly and wholesome stale.
C. A. HIGGINS.
*»* The Bake-house is in the rear of the Central
Hotel—opeft daily, (Sundays excepted,) from 6 o’-
clock, A. M to 7 o'clock, P. M.
Persons V)ish in rr In he. supplied daily, are re
quest ed to call at the. Bake-house and obtain Tickets ,
as none will be left without them.
Macon, September 16, 1837. 3tf
Carpenter’s Embrocation for Hor
TpOR the cure of Swellings, Strains, Bruises, Galls,
Stiffness of Tcndour and joints, &,c &c.
This Embrocation is recommended to Farriers and
others who wish a remedy for diseases above men
tioned. For sale by 'J.II& W. S. ELLIS.
September 23 4tf
03™ We are authorized to announce
Benjamin R. Warner as a candidate for
Clerk of the Superior Court of Bibb
County, at the ensuing election in January
next. July 22 Btd
TER M S
POST AND ASPS SC A AT.
03™ The Post and Aspirant will he is
sued every Saturday Afternoon, in the City
ot Macon, at $2 per annum, in advance,
or $3 at the end of the year—Bl 25 for 6
months. Single copies 12 1-2 cents.
Advertisements inserted at the usual
rates, with a reasonable deduction to those
who advertise by the year.
03” Small Religious Notices, Marriages*
and Obituary Notices, will be published
03“ Letters, &c. from a distance, on
business, must be post paid to insure at