Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 18, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 18, 1837 Page 1
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N O T T If K C. I, O It V O F O yF. S A K : It If T T If E W K I. F A KH o F K O M K. R yTl 3TA.riT. Fa IB) AY, .AUG-UST 18, 1S37. " " TOIU XJ"ijg2 " From tin; New York American. MUSINGS, HY FLAOUSIN THE COIJN'I UY, FREEDOM TO IIEIt HONS. A LYItIC ON THE TIM KS, Son? nf n ilaunllps litre ! Tlial dinyer could n shake, Nor load of pulsions uit laeak, Nor hunuiy until dt'lm-o. When Piiii!;liiis Fi pedum llntn wake I'n luttln (or llii'ir cnunli j' mike. All J mip. llirir uonibling mother fiotn iHrace, What palsy niniilw jniir muscles' uiiglitl What iluiniler 1 1 niifsprciil-' noon lav night OVr die mciiihau splendors, lirig'it Thai lit iho happy land 1 Why iln die loom anil spimllc reasc, Der.insnl, us Ifhy war in pencft Why do the skill ofnui-'an, Anil itusfft force of laboiiiig man, The iliirhij; keels of ciunnieice bold, Her mazy schemes her slre.nm of Rolil, And nil tile ihuiis.ind wheels the rull'd, SliiwII Degenerate whciefnte do jo pause, In any strc.-s, in dntnl) finpiue! Your manly hips, whale'cr 1 lie cause, Had mel'lho ill in othei uiu Did llicy iiiipihIit In despatil Did tln sianrh . 1 ni.i 11 lamely eta if, In nunc iiiai'iiini lost, Wlii'ii d.iimi'r, death, and uiimi disgrace !tn.-l fntjhllul 1111:1 llicni fir.! In face, And nil their lances ln-l? And shall je, uiih fai lesser anguish, In Midi unworthy stupor langiitih; VUkcc sleepers 'lis not night ' An crlfp'P Iml vails tins light l''nr a innniiMil lioin unit sight- liiil foi a iininii'tii il.nkni-" .-pii'ail-'. liiu w "l.iml w iih ii iiiii' i'ini; As if h 1 1 e mill j , all wrui Idi, And nun.-.' tucks hung tulleiing o'er jonr head ihi'iigh di'ii ess nubile denies Your painpcii'd tnsio if luNiutt'c Anil Ihiiu'-i lahnr. .-iiuggliug haul, Kind 11 1 nl once ilsduc rew.ud 15v uhom was such 1 1 1 1 1 li;mc-'l sown? A! the bl.iinc r.ifli childien ! is jour mm. Ye slmdi :o 2iap, nl onrc, the spoil (nil giants silent; In p.ilciit toil ; And, 111 iho plunder of n day, Would hear the ueallh of yean mvaj And think je llenwu can, uninoicd, Such cnor in n I. mil helmed? I'c'ieliiiiiii' ihe .il.iiinii.g cr.ifh was cnt, A" 111 liiu:!, not a iuui.-liuif ill Not idl i'-ii lfi in r.iisc our wonder. filet! ltm, u Inle it shakes, in clear the ail , like llinn- A piomiK', uhcii tin4 apnis 11 , I'li.ii Iniglui'i riin- and skic- 1110 nigh, llciwu mill, dnm, In ilit nde In l.ihe-hlu' 1 1' m 11 1 v Hill mine nidc; If "I'll ho lake, lllll .iiukt' in.iv pii,c Aslic.iling as iln- i-conigi' nf Inxis Tin- lining I.1-I1, I lie rpms ill, it g.l.'ll, To icini ingi ihe lini-c; Tilt: gali ill 11 henil, the e-.-el rcnd Moie Miifilv 011 her I'lmr.-c. T'hi 11 ihnngli ihe lockiii.' mms he rough, WI1.1l can' He? our good i-liip is lough. Oh! fear e ihe -liunn h.hps and gales Your li.n k i ill m 01 uliclin, While Nainie'.- hie liieath -uells jour sails, And fiecdnm keep.- liiu helm 1 'Orfpouileip, wiike! 111 ise! Kmi.-e your luinlieiing cneigics! 'o mine ai phaiilom" ii.ul ! And oh! in cei pang 1I1.11 pain", T'liink nf ihe guild winch ei lem iin Yr aie uoi Miipuici ki d hy I he gilu, ae I, nlir mnthoi , ipnl Mini i-iilu? Is uoi yum own of land- llie piide? ).K'-" li'iiinicullr iN'.lllni: fall? Do not her glni 10111 i-iiiis Mill 1 If k? SiiIImiiI ihe mm iiii-i in the kp1 l)n mil her I'lnniN, null ueahh u'ligiimn, SiilUlumei' ihe ipiicken'mg hfe ihops dim n? Do mil Miur iiioiiiilaiusyielil the plain, Kiom iheir Inoad hacks, the gathered lain? Do mil Miur Iniuiing Mieams Mill sweep Along liieir IngliHins In ihedcep, In IiiiiiiiiIIcjj, cr.n-clcs m.ijesiy! n! aie their channels dry? And, more than all, does not ihe plain Wau'wiih iis lullowy se.11 nfgraiu; Wheii'icr Mm ii, I would nunc weie sown,) How hale the heay liarieMs grown! How I In- y iy he, uN of cm 11 anil gliisj Nod Mclcome in e, a je p,i! crs, Hunt, Micains, fai plains, mid dinpping fliuw Full li,iuels, odniiis, hnils mid flnwem All Naline's licariiic gil'is ptnfn.-e, Willi health I'cnjov, and slicngili lo use, All, lipe ir gaihei ing 111 your door There, in a land of tank, mid lame, W heie I. aw and I iccdoui icign serine, Twin.muiiaichi 011 the limine, Oh! shame! llntoye all diei-e, and jet me poor! Sons, ofu Fimplc lace! Whoso purer iiiric inn jci was fired Willi ihe mail iagc In hoard a'ul spcml, WliOfepuicr li.iliils t-carre required .iioif inin ineir nanie soil coiiu lend, 'How diffeieni iintr in.iliati! ihirsl For the liemliing Imwl of giin ! Ab ifili('!nl len hliiiwer were nrst Of all ihe jns ihe he.nens rail rain How changed jour pi nle 10 shine profuse In nil ill. 11 foi'eign ails produce, Difilaining us hciicalh jum uso iVhat iialiu: dull can give. Asifyo thought, in tny domain!", Wliero every man n monarch reigns, Uo that his dignity maintains In Kinoly style should live And dcemini,' trafitrj'a tempting tido A shorter route that wealth to win, Uy which yo feed your pampered prido, How yout rash crowds plunged head long in ! And, dink or swim who heeds Iho roar Of waves that wtuh a goldon siioro! Ah ! nonu and filled, Soon Iho thronged streams nro choked 'I'liu laud forgot is left uulillcd, And trado is overdone. What wonder, Mammon's hurried whrels Uy friction into flames should hroak ! What wonder, from such clouds, in poals T'lio thnndor tonguo of God bhould speak ! And will yo hear, and not improvo The warning voice of love? Hack to Iho soil ! yo prodigals ! Hack to your parent earth onco moro ! Wlioso heart forgives neglect, and calls Tho wandorer still to sharo its store. Return ! your wasteful course despise ! And scorn by stranger lo Im fed--Onco banish foreign luxuries, Yo'll want not foreign bread Hack to Iho soil! thenco sprang your MICH To shield it through tho hattlo broil ; Men fling to what 1 hut r earn requires--They lovu it best who till tho soil. I ask c but lo dig, In nolo That soil I railed jour sires lo torn And btirv, with the 'furrowing plough, Your load of gathering woes theicin. Ki'c, my sons ! yc'm deslineit still To Infiier t-csits on (i lory's In II . Krcedom si ill Micc.ess insuirs To the find htsl cnduies Then, liounil for gicalnejj, speed jott 011 ! (lirl for Ihe race wiih muim snon;i!i nlono- ' I'is naliie stienglh the pi izu prtiues , CTe.iicd is the Inick.and Inigh! the sun, 10 win, 10 seize, e le nut lo mn Nor Nature's God his part has done, To do tho 1 est is joins, TIIK "cuSToTrv"AI. The incidental lossns of vur nro from three to five limes as great as its direct expenses; and yet its ships, nud fortifica tions, nnd nrnis, ttnd ammunition, and other engines nl death and devastation, cost 1111 incredible amount of money. The expenses of a single war-chip in actual service nre more than one llioumml dollar a day; and there nro in Christen. 1I0111 between two nnd three thousand such ships. England lavished upon Lord Wo" ington, lor only six years' services, neatly gj.OOO.OOO. In twenty years front 1707, shu expended an average of '1,1.13,'M.l every day more than a million of dollars a day fur tour atim; and in one hundred nnd twenty t-oveti years, her war-debt grew from le?s lliitu fire millions lo more I ban rout; thuuham miiliuns of dollars. She spent 111 our revolutionary war nbntit gGOO 000.000: and the wars of Christen dniii. during only twenty-two years from 1 793, cost barely for their support, beside many tunes inure 111 incn'enlal losses nenr- ly J'tK r-KUN TH0USANI1 MIM.IO.NS OF 1)01.. t..K-! hx or eight limes as much as all the coin in the world ! ! J 11 -t think how much good might be done with Mich a Mim. To keep every family on earth supplied with a liible at one dollar u-pieci', would not take 10,- 000.000 a year; iln- expori-'os of a common education Inr ail Hit; children nu Ihe ;;li')i would not "xceeil v.'50,000 000 a year, imr those for the higher branches, $150,000, 000; ministers uf ihe gospel, wnh 1111 ave rage niihiry of g300 each, could be furnish ed one to every thousand souls fur 100,- 000 000. 111 all, 1110,000,000 ; while Ihe bare inierest at mx per cent, on the war expenses of Christendom for only 1 weuty two years, would bring 1111 annual income of $000 000,000 ; ninety 1111 Hums inure than would t;u requi.-ito lo support the insliltttintis of learning and tin: Chris tian religion for the whole world! Did you ever inquire how much vie have spent fur war? In eighteen yiirs from I'dlO. n period of pence, we paid for war pnrpn.-e nearly glOO 000 000, and less than one sixih of that Him for the peaceful ope rations of government. In forty one years from 1791, our enure expenses amounted to more than glM2.000 000. of which only a little mure Ihan 37 000.000, one twenty third part of the whole, were for civil offi ces. The cosis us, in one way ned another, not less than 50,000,000 n year even in peace: nn average of more thou $137,000 every day ! All the cxpen sea and lu-ses of war to our nation since the beoiuninir of our revolutionary strugglo must be more than two thousand mil. i.ions of dollars! the very interest up on which, amounting at six per cent, to 120,000,000 a year, would more than defray all our necessary expenses of edu cation, religion, and government without the war system ! Who pay all this? Who endure all the oilier evils of war? Who can, if thev I, put nn end to this fell destroyer? Tin: l'Eoi'i.r.. And will they not do it? Let them am. resolve to have it cease, and it will cease. Fiom 1 ho N. Y. Minor. THE HISTORY OF A OKNIUS. IIV CAPTAIN V. M AKHVAT. Shnflloton Pope, when ho was n vory mile uoy.could sit nt table nnd cat his dinner with an ivory knife and fork, without cut ting his fingers-fur which peculiar ndroit uess on his part, his mother dcclured thut ho was a genius. Shullletou Pope, when ho was ton years old, could repeal tho collect and the ten commandments without hesitating more than once in three lines upon which the good old euratu stroked Ins head, and said that ho was a genius. Shuillelon I'ope cumu home from fclnml at thu age of fifteen, and could runt 'My name is Nerval,1 so as to make thu win dews rattle and I he China mandarins nod their heads upon tho mantelpiece nt which display Iho servants would all enmu in and stare, and hold up their hand at his turn ing nut nn astonishing genius. Sliuflletnii i'ope':) father was (lcnd--ni)il, therefore, never odorcd any opinion on the subject. Sliulllelon I'ope, however, was precisely 1 of Ins mother's opinion he wore Iih col lar down, nud Ins neck bare; Ins Iintr hung in long curls down, his back ; he mutter ed ns he walked, laid down under the trees nnd read Khnkspeare ; rolled Ins eyes in fine pliren.y, like a dunk in a thunder storm, snribled verses in Iho I'mderick style, with out regard lo feel some lines with ns nin ny ns 11 centipede others brief ns wit every uody declared that ho was 11 genius. Mrs ftliulllelon I'ope Mopped every one she met lo tell them of tho wonderful tnl cntsof her son if it. were n man she seized him bv thu button tint i I he had heard the catalogue of ob-ervnlions and rxpecla lions or lell ins button behind : it it were a woman she held her last by lie g'got sleeve, nnd the party must lake her choice to listen patiently, or lo leave two yards nl calico :v way 01 iniiemntlicnliou. In one point till were agreed that in making out her son to be such 11 lion, Mrs Pope proved herself lobe a bore. So thitiL's went on until inlnifilelon I'ope ur ived tit the tigo eighteen, and Mrs .Shuflli'lon I'ope died and, what was more unfortunate, her 1 come from the long annuities was cut shorl, and died with her. Shuflluloii Pope wus called Pope, be. cause his father's name was Pope and Shufilelon, after his tnolhers brother, whose namu wus Shufllolon. Mr ehuflleton was an honest ycomnn, well lo do in the world who had a great genius for fanning, nnd nothing else. I'.eing guardian to Sliuflle ton Pope, tie scut for him at Ins mother's death; pointed out. to him that all the .'niierly bequeathed to him was only n lannoflSO acre--, recommended htm lo turn Ins attention to agriculture, if he wished lo do well. ! can assist you Sliuf fl"ton,' said the good old man, 'and my daughter ii coming home lo-tnorrow. You have not seen her. nnd you arc not, per haps, aware that it had been agreed be tween your fnlher and me. that you should intury if you liked each ol her. Then yon will have my five hundred acres to ndd lo your own nt my death. You may decide for yoursell yoo can work your farm and marry Louisa, or you can let your farm and let her alone.' Sufilelon Pope looked at his farm nnd looked at Louisa. The farm was more prnfi'nble than Arcadian in appearance ; nud Louisa, although verv pretty, bud nut the air of Sappho. Shol fleton l-'ope let his (nrm lltll L,i Loiiimi atone, lie was not wise, but he was 11 genius. Mr Shiifileiou was nnnoved nt his uoph. ew'- decision, but said nothing, Shnllle ion Pope felt that a little villain; was not the place for a "emus like his--bnt he nl-o aid nothing. One fine dav he packed up In-- poriiunntpnu, and with nearly half a year's rent iu his pocket, ho took' an oui- tile place iii the eiuic'i and iiroreed-'d to London. lie might have Mild good by to Lniiisa but he did not. To bo rude is one nt 1 lie great privileges ol genius. Now Shuillelon I'ope know nobody, and London w a large place. Nevertheless, ShuM'ton Pope thought that every bmlv miii-l 1 1 ti v ; heard ol linn Slnifil'iou Pope, he genius ol .Smith Coblev ! bin he soon lulled out that nut only they had not henid of him, but they did not even know where South Cob'ev wa1 upon winch difcovory, Sliiilll lon Pope conceived a nuiit inefl'i contempt for Loimdoii in general and the people I he of ho' ol tit winch he re-idod 111 particular. Not withstanding Mr Sliulll 'ton I'npe's opinion, there are sonie very elev "r geinit-es 111 London, who foil nil In til out Hid c 'iiirived to shili the major part of hi "1'iiiey out of his pockets into their own. They did not, however, leavn him, as 1 goii(.rny t hi ca-e. 111 ibis heartle-s world, as niuu as they obtained all In-' money ; be enn-ethev found inn that he had an esinle. On tin. contrary, I hey pra.sed his ; were tuiiinished at Ins prose: eat his din. ners--i!rntik In wines, and declared, more, over ihm Shufil Hon Pope was a genius, and no uiN'nko. Shufil 'inn l'npo was wil bout a sixpense when very good naliired people catr.e for ward and otfered liiui any sum to the u miiiiui of Ui, thoiiMiud pounds ; Shufllolon accepted their offer, and they parted the best friend in the world, niter Shufllolon had signed a deed, the contents of which were too lirtrra-siii" fur a nonius lo read. All this whili. Mr Shuflli'lon Pope's tnl cuts were, sninlu)w or another, unknown except at the lmie, where he was duly osiiuialctl ; hut oiir Uro wns nl nBpirng genius, who cnuM I10t uo confined between brick walls: as inQ day ho went to tho house of'tiu em nent publisher 'I come, sir,' sanl Mr Shuflleton Pope, to offer you tho aid ufmy mlents.' Tho oiler being well meant, was ns kind, iy received. 'In what line, tir, may I ask. I have a periodical.' 'Exactly,' said Mr Shuflllcton Pope, I'm not particular.' 'Hut I tun,' replied tho bookseller. '1 trust 1 can satisfy you, Would you like n political article, or n mural, or n philosophical trcatis ; a heart-rending tale, or a humorous story, I can writo one just as well iih the other.' That is very possible, sir,' replied the bookseller: 'I will speak with ynu directly.' The bookseller kept Mr Shulllctuu Pope waiting just an hour; and ihon, tliura be ing nobody olso in tho shop, ubud him what he thought ho could do. You have hut to choose, sir,' replied our hero. Then, sir, if you please to sctul hero a moral talc, it shall meet with cvury cunsid. einiiim. Our political and humorous de partments are already filled up, nud 11 a for philosophical treatises, we nro paid for pm, ting them in, ns nobody reads tlirm.' Upon winch Mr. Shnflloton Pope tnndo a magnificent how and departed. 'I slm astonish this man in a few days: ho will treut mo with tho respect duo to genius,' thought Popo, as lie, walkud out ol tho shop. Mr. Shnflloton Pope sat down to write his moral essay, Ho found out, what he was not awaro of before, that there is n great difficulty m beginning a moral talc; nine considcrnblo difhcnlty in continuing it : and that, the tall of Ihe UlCgjentailcd a great deal of labour. At ln8'llFwas com-pleli-d, and certainly was n moral tnlo, whatever other merits il might have been deficient in. Shufllolon Pope went to the publisher with Ins Inle iu his hand, and was informed that in n few days he should receive an answer, lie wniled three weeks, nnd wns alinoil dentl with impatience. At Inst his tale was returned, desiring him to cut it down one half. 'Cut it down one half!' thought our hero. Tins wns very nffront ing, 'but' thought Pope, 'I will do so: this publisher isnn ass and a fool; hut the pub lie ate discerning. Let me hut onco ap pear in print.' So Mr. Shuflleton Pope reduced his tnlo ono half, and took it back again to tho publisher. It did not appear next month in the periodical; hut there wns n shoil notice among those to corres pondents; 'S. P. too late for insertion.' Tins wns eonsoln'ory : and our hero waitetl another month ; anil, when the mag.v.ino nppcareil he seized it with the joyful clutch of iintieipalfon. Jim this is a world of disappointment. The moral talc did not nppenr; and again Mr. Popo was obliged lo refer lo the polices of correspondents, whero ho found: "Moral Tale, by S. P. in our next.' Another anxious month, nnd at last Mr. Shnflloton Pope found himself in print. What wus his delight! Ho de voured Ins own talc, ns monkeys do when they are sick, and are resolved upon sui cide : they determine to eat themselves up. and they always commence with their (ails, but this is a slow process of suicide, which allows ample time for reflection, nnd the consequence is, that by the tune they have digested half a dozen verterbrtu, they give it up. Mr. Shuflleton Pope wns very much chagrined to find that the editor had been inking very improper liberties, and had cut down the already cut down tale, lo at least one half of Us previously reduced form; and that, instead of leiivieg it n moral tale, ho hnd altered it lo a short tale. 'This is loo bad,' thought Shufllton Pope nevertheless, it is very true. It was a moral tale when I first sent it in: now it is only a short one. Hut 1 have at last ap peared 111 print, and South Cobloy shall nog with it.' So he bought two dozen of the magazines, and surrounded his own article Willi ink lines, like a newspaper in mourning, that there might bu 110 mi-take; he despatched them ofl' to nil Ins acquain tance at South Cobley, who. when they had lo pay two shillings and ninepence for hire, wished Mr. Siiuftl'Mon Pope's inle, moral or short, to tne very devil. It was with n linn step that Mr. Sliufilo ton Pope walked the next morning to the bookseller. He had made no arrangement about payment, that he considered an alter eoii.-it)ei.iiiuu. He considered hit lortuue now made that he had a certainty ol future nmntainance and celebrity hut a he conl 1 not estimate what Ins income might be, without he learned the price of hi-first article, he determined to put the (iie-t ton. Good morning, Mr. B.' said Shuflleton Pope. 'Good innrnincr, sir, replied the publisher. I hope you have seen that your article has been inserted ? 'I have, Mr. H. but it was considerably reduced.' 'Very true, sir, that is always left to the judgment of the editor. In magazines wo require verj concentrated writings !' 'Thinks Shuflleton Pope, 'you made portable soap out of my tale.' 'Pray Mi 15. what do you generally pay for these articles ' .11 -..II K...I flf. 1) ...I... II.. '" 1 I . '' ' J ' sir. without a gentleman stales Ins price when he sends in h.s article for decisiuu, we eou-ider it grati 'Gratis! exclaimed Shufllolon Pope. 'Alway--, sir indeed 01 herwise we could not put 1 hem iu. The editor has had a great deal of trouble, sir, with your tale, mi as 10 make it passable ; but wo like to oblige young guutleui"n, who would try their hands were you not much pleased to see yourself in print ." 'Wily, ns for Hint hut, Mr. 15. allowing that this article is gratis, may I ak what yon will pay mo for Iho next'' '1 am extremely sorry, very sorry to say sir, that our correspondents are so numer ous particularly our gratis correspondents, that wo cannot ollbrtl you any more of tho pages of our magazine. Ynu will excuse mo, sir, but n gentleman waits for me with in. Good morning.' Whereupon, tho publisher walked in, and Air. Shufllolon Pope walked out with Ins tail between his legs, as the saying is. "This fellow is not only an ass, but a chout," thought Shuflleton Popo. "There are other publishers in London." In tins idea Mr. Shuflleton Pope was correct, but he wns not awaro that there is little difference between them, nud that if any thing, ho hnd already applied to ono of the most liberal. Hut in the course of 11 year during which ho wrote sevoral more articles and borrowed 11 great deal more money. Mr. Shuflleton Pope was obliged lo allow that cither he was not a genius, or that publishers wore great rascals. Ho came to the latter conclusion ; had ho been convinced of both facts, ho would not have been far from tho truth. Mr. Sliulllotoii Pope had tried his hand at every thing. Ho wrote puetry but poetry was a drug, nnd his nppenred ol tho opium variety, for it set every hotly asleep to whom ho read it. Ho wrote a tragedy, which sot every onen laughing, and n coin edy, which inado pooplc cry enough. Ho tried n farco and was told it wns quite a farce that ho should attempt such n thing. Ho wrote political articles which wuro tin. auswernhle, for they hud no arguments in them to reply to. At Inst ho did write something which was reud, ho wroto n lot ler to Mr. Shuflleton, nnnouiicing Ins re turn to South Cobley. This letter was written for one good rea 'eon, which was, that till Mr. Shuillelon Pope's liiiids were used up, and thu money lenders refused a further 6tipply. "I have been n great fool!" thought Shuflleton Pope, as he sat outside of the coach on Ins way back "but that, doer not prove that I nm not a genius." Tnu was Ihe wisest remark ever made hy Mr. Shufllctnn Pope. "1 nm glad lo see you hack, nephew." said hi9 uncle, slinking htm warmly ny thu hand, "nnd now I hope you have hnd enough of London, and will turn farmer as 1 propo sed von should before." '''armor, Uncle! hut I've no farm I've spent it sll in London." replied SIofll"ton I'ope, looking very foolish. "Not quite so had iih that nephew,'' re. plied the old man. "The people came down hero to look al the farm and i found out what I hoy were alter, so 1 arranged to lend you the money out ol my savings. Hero arc your mortgages and now yoo are a free man again." "My dear uncle." said Shuflleton Pope. "I am very much obliged to you, and 1 certainly will turn farmer." "As your fathers have always been be fore; and nephew if you think of taking a wife to help you Louisa is still at your service the girl has a fondness for you. Uy Ihe-by, I ought to tell you before you see her, that she is not the handsome girl that she wns: she went away 011 a visit and took the small. pox which has scarred her hko vengeance, but she is just as good a girl as ever the was. It is a pity but if you had married her when I first proposed she would not. have gone a junketting nnd would not have caught the disease." "Nevertheless I will marry her. and thank you too," replied ShnHieton Pope. "1 ought 10 say that I cannot trivo her the money that I intended, my good to 1 low. for nil my savings havo been used up into those mortgages ; bin you know you cannot spend your money and have it too." "I will marry Louisa, live ,vith yon sir. and work under you on the farm.'' "Why, then you will be a happy man, and that's better than being a genius." Shufllolon Popo was iu earnest. He saw Lonisn, and although her face was seamed and one uf her eyes had dropped down in a corner and had not strength enough to get up again, sisl! he adhered to Ins resolution; and the poor girl, who had always yearned towards him when she was handsome, was so grateful, so timid from the knowledge of her di-advaritage, and so intense in her admiration of htm. that lie could not but feel pleased with her. lie put on high lows and trudged over the stiff clay ol ttio farm with Ins uncle during the day time anil at night he sat with Louisa; and as she never proposed caudles poor thing he did not particularly wish for them to look a' her face, ho passed hours a vv 11 v li-teinng to the soft music of her yoice responding to her fond endearments and thought that ho should be happy: and so ho would have been, had ho not always thought that he was a genius. A month pased away, when newspapers arrived from London directed to Shnflloton Pop", H-quiro, who wondered who could havo soul them.' The fact was 1 hat among the acquaintances of our hero was a gen tleinau of the press, a sort of ponny-a. Inter, who after Ins work had been meas ured, as they do a carpenter's wi'h a foot rule, and ho had received so much per inch, found that he did not exactly build up his fortune as fa -1 as ho could wish, and that tho table of Mr Shuflleton Pope was a god-send, which lis very much missed now that our hero had retired from Iho world. Having a little inierest iu the newspaper, he had contrived to have in sorted in a review of the magazine of Iho 1 moot II when our hero's nrl inle nnnenreil Wo Hnernnj 1!lt , ve'v devor U,H ta(J () Magazine, is'from the pen of Mr Shnfll 'tun Pope of South Cobley, it very promi-ing young writer." Tins had endeared It tin lo our hero, who always welcomed him to Ins tabic when in London, and if no ono else deplored the absence of Mr Shuflleton Pope this gentleman did. To recall htm, rouse him from Ins inglo rious sloth, he had contrived to insert the following paragraph, and now sent down the taper in winch it appeared. "This Magazine is not mi good as it usually is. Wo miss one of its best writers to whoso contributions wo always turn when we cut open ihe leaves. What has become ol Mr Shuillelon Pope? The publisher must be prepared to answer to the public if he expects his magazine to continue it present, extensive circulation, we again n-k, iotri( has become of ,Wr Sktijleton I'ope?" This partigraph was as neclar lo our hem; he read it over again, and then In showed it to Louisa, who read it and trembled, for sho had a sad foreboding her heart, and then ho showed it to Ins uncle, who replied, 'Well, toll them that Shuflleton Popo has turned farmer and is going to bo married;" nnd nfter the first fluttering of his heart had subsided, our hero thought tho odvico was not bail and made up ins mind to think 110 more of tho matter. Hut the afl'air did not rest here. Al though tho reviews of magazines in news papers nro much beneath tho editor's at tention, and turned uver to tho inferiors of tho establishment, still their e fleet is great if the paper has n wide circulation. It was very Iruo that 1:0 0110 had ever heard of Shuflleton Pope, but still his ab seiiee implied a want of spirit or tact on tho part of the publisher, nnd tins Ihe pub lishcr felt would be injurious to Ins period ical; fiir if publishers rido authors rough' shod, they themselves, for interested mo tives tremble nud wince under tho lash of the meanest critic almost, ns much as the authors themselves. "I must send for Shuflleton Pope," thought tho publisher, "and have an article from his pen in the next number of tho Mnguzuio. It wont he woith a , 1 know, but fo much the hotter; tho public will thou discover that I was light in iliEiniesiii;i linn, and the So nrgned Mr II nml he lorthwitli siflit iter lo Slitifllutoti Pope, K-q. South wns duly rcccwl a Hants, winch thus re still inclined r pvx'rs for our Mv uKAii sin If 1 ifive me n fe.v lingninn we shall 1st happy to in ontiiT'iie you an sen them, highly iih we pay eleemed conlribu. tors. Wo shall want nn tir'iele ntjxt March, say twelve or sixteen pages, and shall leave space for it. Your?, very truly, m. n. That evening Mr. Shuflleton Popo was '1 'rac'ed, he answered tint Ins tincb! who would have conversed with him. Louisa wns neglected, ami he retired lo bed early; but he could not sleep, he was in a fever he threw efl'thc cniinierpano it was so hot, although in the month of February ; Iho blai'kei followed the counterpane the hent followed the blankcl at last Mr. Shuflleton Pope followed the sheet, for he got up and struck a light. He felt himself in-pired Ins suppressed genius now hublcd and gushed forth like a fountnin. He fat down to his nrtialti in Ins shir', and so wrapped up was he in it. I hat ho required no other wrapper. He opened a box con taining nil Ins rejected contributions, and with their assistance commenced "The Tale nf Mystery a fragment." Geniuses nl ways delight iu frtigmunts; indeed they generally dine and sup on ono of thorn Had he called it many fragments instead of one, ho had been more correct, for he com tnenced it with a piece of a moral essay, 011 to winch he dnvc-tailod part of his tragedy, threw in a spice of polities with part of his comedy, n little bit of his farce, and wound it up with p uson and slillettoo--. It was a lale of tny.-tery, sure enough, for no one coulti comprehend it. It had n tnnny joints ns O'Connors tail, as incongruous as them, and like them only leading to one 1 nd. At four o'clock in the morning, Mr. Sliuflletons Pope's tale was ended, and he wont shivering to bed. but. could not sleep. He rolled to the right 'At Inst.' thought he, "they are inclined to do mo justice.' and thou he rolled to the. left. 'They ac knowledge my talents, and now they make advances. A golden career is still before me. and as Sbal.'spearo say--. 'I do believe I've caught cold." Thus did Mr. Sliufll'i ton Pope tos his body about, while Irs iimikI was tossed on a sea of uncertainty. He thought upon Ins dawning prospects until the day had dawned, and. as he shav ed himself, he came to the reolittion to cut the farm and Louisa he did more than ho intended, ho cut hitn-elf. S'nifli -'on Pope, with Ins tale of mystery in Ins pocket, departed, in the eaniemyste. nous m inner that he had done before. Ho arrived in London, deposited Ins article nt the bookseller's and he liuiisulf at Ins old (ii 1 . t i-ry le a ! w days the magazine with the articles for next month was announced and advertised, and nl the head ofthetn ap peared the 'Tale of Mystery a fragment, by Sh'ifil -ton Popo K?q ' This time thcro was nu editorial erasures, it appeared in its whole length, for the publisher wished that the public should be well acquainted with Mr. Shuillelon Pone's claim to their admi ration. Mr. Shuflleton Popo read his tale through and through, nnd over and over again. No one else could do the first. lie called upon tho publisher, received his money, but when he proudly observed that bo was ready to supply another upon the same terms, tiie publisher modestly hinted, that he had stopped the supplies. We must now pass over three years, during which our hero struggled, and as ho strug gled became moro and more entangled in the meshes of poverty. At first, his name so conspicuously put forward by 'ho pub lisher was the means of his writing a few articles for the other u agazines, but the bubble soon burst, nnd M r Shuflleton Pope descended from one grade lo another, until ho wns at the lowest round of the Gratltw ad pnrnnssiim. Iu rags nnd misery, with one half-penny in his pocket, ho onco more turned Ins face from London nnd nrrived on fool nt South Cobley. During the whole) of tho three years ho had never correspond ed with Ins uncle; he was ashamed to do so; but during these three years ho had again eaten no Ins email estate, and this tune Mr Sliiifll;tou had not interfered to save it. Wo must here premise that after Louia had wept her faithless betrothed for moro than a year, sho had hy the persuasion of Mr. Shuflleton united herself lo a fine young innn, who was very fond of fanning, and a very clever person withal. Ho had but ono fault, which was not discovered until it was too late, which fault was that, ho had a very 'reaeherous memory; in short he hail quite forgotten when he' espoused Louisa, that he had at Ihe time two other wives still living. Hut one lino day, just after the second child was born, sumo clai mants very unexpectedly, at least to Mr. Shuflleton and Louisa, inado their appear ance. In tho first place, two young women claiuiedj bun also two constable of differ ent par islu- then Ihe law claimed htm. and lastly, .lack Ketch. Tho end of all their numerous claims were that Louisa found her.-elf a smglo woman with two ille gitimate children. When our hero made his appearance, his good hearted undo saw but his poverty and Ins rngs, nml forgot his ill trentmcnt nf himself and his child. 'Well, well, nephew, what's dono's done. You nro buck again, nud I nm glad to see you. Things nre not so well ns when you last came, ami when you last camo t'hey woru not so well as when you hut left. You thou were young, Louisa was pretty anil liau a utile money. You would not havo her because you were a genius. You came back, Ihe money you hud spent, and liOtiisH fiat! lost her beauty; hut still von had a farm, and o young girl who doted on you. That wculdri't Mill yon, nnd oft' you wont once more. Now tho farm is gone and poor Louit-ii is not so good as now, and moreover, thero nro two poor children to lourlk page) criticism was unjust." m

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