Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 1, 1843, Page 1

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4 OF ROME BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, l, 1843. VOL. XVir.-.-No. 13. BY II. B. STACY. NOT TUB GLORY OP OJBSAn BUT TUB WELFARE ,fWHt-. i MmmmL ' " ' ISS5Pil n BBBgBS' ,''TalMiHK3lagMaMaWWaBsMaMaMsaMOOWCM WnWUTWI mil Mill i i m mn. i Tt 1 " For the l'rco Press. Mn. IIditoi: I accidentally loll upon tho fol. lowing scrap of poetry, the other day, in an old Albany (X. Y.) paper, printed in the year 1610. Though it was undoubtedly intended for the benefit of the comiinnity in which tho paper was published, yet, like Boston Almanac?, it will answer just !.a well for tho meridian of Now Kngland generally. Indeed I think it has a articuhtr applicability to Burlington. If it had been written expressly for us, I doubt much whether wo could have had a " better fit." Your, Pearl .Street. Burlington, Aug. IS 13. tiii: l'linoHuss of ltnroitT. Report is first a pitrmv small. That shrewdly cmiiiuus, dares but crawl; She whispers this, hints that, looks shy, Sneaha on, and squints and tennis to tic; Gains ns she noes, grows hold and strong ; Nor creeps, thiuugh fear, a pigmy long: Hut soon wo see tho monster rise, Stride round, and swell to glints size: With uplift hand and accent loud, Fright and amuse the astonished crowd; Wake all the passions; rouse to strife Neighbor with neighbor,, man with wife; Jar and derange tho social spheres, And set wholo cities by theiars. Strange is her form. She runs or flics, With sprealing wings; set full of eyes, Set full of cars, her monstrous head, And mouths, and tongues, that talk one dead. And watches, listens day and night, Pleased nothmg'lcss with wrong than right, Hears, conjures, vents her motley tales, Harangues, pull's, libels, slanders, rails; And where permitted most to dicell, Jtenders the neighborhood a hell THE POOH RELATION. 11V AIII10TT LEE. Concluded. The morning which succeeded that on winch the Poor Relation had so exposed her vulgar poverty at Swan Vale, found its fair porlanco ; mul when theso few, ami a tlo.en or two of other trilling parts of tho educa tional process had been gone through, and the children's nursery dinner had been serv ed, tit which shu was to be kindly made to preside, why then Rachel was to ask her to accompany them in their usual raniblo, du ring which time Mrs. Mackillop would take her own meal in tho dining-room ; and so, by dint of a htlld of that admirable manage ment on which tho lady piqued herself, the Poor Relation might bo safely got through her first day's drilling as honorary governess, and by persevering in ttiis lino of discipline, she would afterwards know her own place. As for tho evenings, Mrs. Mackillop thought it would be kindand liberal to allow her to como into the drawintr-room, of course only if she could bu taught to conduct herself pro pel ly, and of course to act as family working musician. Now these laboring-players are very useful articles of modern furniture. It is true, that though very few people really arc fond of music, everybody thinks it in cumbent on thuin to pretend to bo so, and whenever peoplu are stupid in society, nut! neither rationally, nor intellectually nor con versationally inclined, and the talking is more by full stops than exclamations and interro gations, why then it is a capital thing to havo a hard-working person to sit down to an jn strumcnt with never-tiring India-rubber fin gers, and nerves made on the same principle of manufactttie. A company can, in such a case, bo as stupid as may be agreeable or disagreeable to themselves. Well, things wont on delightfully Tho Poor Relation did take her breakfast in the schoolroom with the children, did gutlel out German with tho boys, did squall Italian with tho gills, did elocutionize French with a fine nasal twang, did make the poor pi ano rnmblo out sttcli sounds as it never rum bled nut hefoio, fW walk out with the chil dren; and, in fact, teally performed all tho no its deep red mistress in a sad state of j havil work' which Mrs. IMackillop had laid nervous excitement, hlio unriicu with in tense and indignant excitement to turn that abominable Miss Malapropos out of her hos pitable doors ; but then if she had only been better behaved if she only had been cither less bl,""J.:r:ng- ui' iess miscliiovotis what an acquisition she would have proved, nnd what a good thing it would have been to have kept her with them ! Every body declared that they never, no never, had spent such a delightful evening in the whole course of their lives. The oldest, who had so much to forget, and the youngest, who had so much to remember, all declared that Mrs. Mackillop's company that night was perfect cream. Never had they been so well amused, never so delightfully enter tained, as at dear Mrs. Mackillop's. And then that dear qunor pioco ot'drollory, that Poor Relation, sho was a treat in herself. It was so judicious of kind Mrs. Mackillop to "bring such an original so amusing so sim ple such a character amongst them. In fact, it was perfectly true that the Poor Re lation had made herself tho lion of the party. What for wonder nnd what for wantonness, she had been tho observed of all observers. Her playing was that of a professor sho had eutlrollod Ucrman Willi a llamuurgiier, unu lisped Italian with a Neapolitan; and sung ducts witli all tno lauies, anu ennecu quauru- i les with all tho gentlemen ; and in short, had fulfilled her promise of helping Mrs. Mackil lop to entertain her company both in the let ter and the spirit. ' What a governess she would make for tho children." exclaimed Mrs. Mackillop; t l-itit tlinn u-lirit n nnisiinm sho would be to myself! How splendidly sho played, but then how provokingly she talked ! German, Italian, and French, sh" had at her finger's ends not your tongues that nobody could out for her, even to that lady's own uncoil scionablo satisfaction. Every thing went on well. The system worked delightfully. Tho children had boon in extraordinary good humor, for the Poor Relation had been in such wonderful iiigii piri!: bad beer, ao ve ry witty and epigrammatic, and withal had seemed so mightily amused the wholo day, laughing very merrily at every fresh requisi tion of her Intents, yet complying so good humoredly, that when evening came, tho children seemed to think they had enjoycu quite a jubilee, and Mrs. Mackillop was moru than ever encouraged to admit her into tno drawing-room, seeing that she had behaved so very respectably, and deserved some en coiiiagemont. It happened, too, that Mrs. Mackillop herself was in very holiday humor, lor Squire liarrowby had dropped in sans ccrcmonic, apologizing for paying an eve ning visit instead of a morning one; and, in the elevation of her satisfaction, the lady of Swan Vale had given him a carta blanche to como whenever he pleased, secretly opiu iouing that ho came for something and not for nothing, and that that something was her own daughter, pretty Rachel Mackillop. So the lady was all smiles, like the sun, and tho gentleman all shonu upon ; and sho was tho hand and ho was tho glove, and the glovo fitted so amazingly well, tho lady talk iiic and the Gentleman listening, that pres ently she degun to require his sympathy .and call upon him for condolences in the case of her suflermgs of tho day before, a case which her own extraordinary kindness, and bcnov olence, and philanthropy, and tenderness, and compassion, mid generosity, had so en tirely brought upon herself, inducing her to notice a sort of person so altogether oh all uni. Whereupon bqturo liarrowby echood back very sympathetically indeed tho hour, and thought you had tendered mo fair payment ; but since you offer mo not the coiii of courtesy, we havo no account between us, and I will not labor for nothing.' 'Then vou inve no credit V said Mr. o liarrowby. 'Ready money only,' replied tho Poor Relation.' 1 Will you not open an account with mo on tho promise of being paid wilh interest perhaps a hundred per cent?' ' You vou you what do you mean by insulting Mr. liarrowby V exclaimed Mrs. Mackillop, in great and generous indigna tion. ' Do you think I will allow it wit ness it ?' ' My dear madam,1 said Mr. Marrowby, ' I deserve Miss Granger's reproof. Stiller me to bear patiently what 1 havo unquestion ably provoked.' 1 Patience !' exclaimed poor Mrs. Mackil lop 'patience! I have no patience! It would bo ridiculous and mean to havo pa tience with such a 1 ' And now, madam,1 said the Poor Rela tion, turning her provoking eyes on Mrs. Mackillop, ' since there is an old adago which recommends short reckonings for tho preser vation of long friendship, perhaps it would bu advisable for us to balance our accounts and Mr. liarrowby may audit them.' ' Accounts ! Do you moan to say that I owe you anything?' ' Courtesy for courtesy kindness for kindness lovo for love, hot me sec, how do we stand? Pretty evenly balanced are tho items, I do believe. Mrs. Mackillop, through ii life of toil and poverty I nave for borne to oblrudo myself upon my ricli rela tives, and when your note was put in my hands, in my two pair back room lodging in Soho, it was as unexpected ns it was unsoli cited. Nevertheless, fancying that it had sprung from some impulse of latent kindness, I determined upon accepting it. It was not my necessities which made me do so 1 con fess it it was the craving of my heart after something to love and I fancied that tho to somo small-sized piece of insult or injury., ' In my debt still deeper, I'or supposing that I could begin my lepentancu by sinning "gain. Hut now, do you know, that I think you have overlooked a great tho greatest heart-plcastiro and benefit that both myself and Airs. Mackillop ofiered to your ucccp- ' I confess myself puzzled to find it out,' said tho Poor Relation ' Tho exercise of your own generosity,' said Mr. liarrowby. 1 f he commercial spirit in which you have opened your accounts has certainly precluded tint all giving and all forgiving liberality whi It wo offered you the opportunity of dis'playii ,'.' The Poor Relation hied up her rich largo eyes to Mr. liarrowby'; face. ' You may have been just ought you not to havo been generous V sa'ij Mr. liarrowby glancing at Mrs. Jlnckiilop. ' O, mamma,' said Rachelw have been so happy all tho day, and cousin iVestcr has been so kind ; and here I have brought you a petition, signed by every one of u, littlo Wilford's cross at the bottom of all, toVie al lowed to spend the evening with you and cousin Hester in the drawing-room, and they nro all waiting at the door foryouranswer. O, mamma O, cousin Hester, that this, should happen !' ' Dear girl,' said tho Poor Relation, a rush of feeling in her face: 'dear girl, that ouo connecting word cousin' seems to bind mo to you with links that I could not break if I would. Mrs. Mackillop, I will try to act a generous part. I had intended tliis eve ning visit to bo my farewell one, but at this moment I feel that I owe vou a debt of grat itude that 1 do not desire to conceal. You have called mo into the midst of my relations; I needed something to love, and this day's unrestricted intercourse with your children has mado me lovo them, and they love me. Mrs. Jackillop, I not only odor my hand, but I am willing to remain here for somo short time, even on your own terms. I will !.. el... . unu. sil.Mftmn !n ulintivnr nrrnnu "IMIUU VUUl UIU"I na nlislimcnls I may possess, but I will havo ' ".irruwuy strong motive for persisting in his visits, and Jrs. Jackillop had no particular objection to his disliking tho Poor Relation as much as ever ho pleased. Hut tho motive ? ah. tho surar-tilum to .Wrs. Juckillop was tho growing certainly crr.alurc ! that worthless, poor, penniless nbomiinbly outraged, insulted and trampled upon. Never was tiio unsusncctini? confi dence of her own generous und guileless JOHN THE FEDERALISM OF MATTOCKS.. Since somo of the Locofoco newspaper? stiW heart so wantonly so wickedly, so trcachcr- I rajse tl0 cry of "federalism" against ously vio atcd. That Poor Relation I that Gen. Mattocks, we commend to their special r.rr.tliltrr. tl,!t tV,,.h ..Ji.r twtt, , lln.0 . ..... . . that ilfr. liarrowby must, would and should, niuko his proposals in for her pretty Rachel very soon indeed, and in the meantime sho was honey, milk and sugar, ot the most rcti ncd und very best quality. 1 1 know not,' said Mr. liarrowby to tho Poor Relation, ' whether you havo most pro voked or charmed mo into my existing feel ings, but I do know that they arc such as to make my life very miserable if not spent with you.' How delightful!' said tho Poor Rcl'i tiou. 'Delightful?' 'Yes; the happiest compliment you can offer a lady is to bo very miserable on her account.' ' Provoking !' said Mr. liarrowby. ' Rut now condescend to tell me whether my con stant endeavors to mado myself agrecablo to you have or have not been wholly unsuc cessful V ' To begin with tho beginning V said tho Poor Relation. ' No, no, forget the beginning.1 1 Well, since that you havo submitted to contradiction with a tolerably good grace ; but then, you know as I am but a poor gov erness, you could not have been admit ted under the rule of my rod on any oth er terms.1 ' Pshu !' said Mr. liarrowby. ' I cannot endure to hear you place yourself in an infe rior light. Permit mo only to take you out of this equivalent position.' ' Ay,' said the Poor Relation, it would sound well to read in tho papers tho great namo of Squire liarrowby, or liarrowby Hall, fcc. &c. coupled with that of poor Hester Granger, the unpaid Governess of owan ale. How likotli your pride that, lies of relat.ons hip wore not merely "on""al. ..end nor the naino of a stii.cndin-' . ' ""tor!' said Mr. liarrowby earnestly, in my convent nuroau i was mucin accom- . . i -n i i understand; French, that you must be loU horown sofilv-jnodulated monosvllahltis oh that it is French ; and German that wants to 1 ah utn being of course rcsponsivu feel- , , ,, 1 I . I . III- I.- I I. It- . I no laueitcu ; unu iiauan unu iiigiisn in un- )nr.s !1S WL. ils responsive sounds. nuisc but the real genuine lannuagcs. All the true smack and flavor, like their own sua- sages, strong nnd unmistakable upon them. And then such playing why tlioy would hire her at the opera ! and singing I havo her squalls ringing through my head now! Why, such a proficient in every thing as she is, she might easily have a hundred a year as n governess; and if I could get her for no thing or for some ten pounds or so and perhaps her washing why what a bargain it would be ! Rut then, on the other hand, to bo subjected to such a nuisance of a creature! n thing that neither cares norlhinks what she eays! a wild, harum-scarum, sort ol gone mad person a crack-brained affair that won t hold her tongue, and won t uc siion ced, that won't take a wink, or hear an asido, or understand a frown why who could tol crate such an eflionting absurdity Still, if 1 could tamo her. she would bo very useful If Rachel could play and sing in hot; style thero aro many men, especially idle rich men, who aro caught by tho ear; well, anv rate. I have got her for a week or two and I must sco if 1 cannot rcduco her to use ful order. If I find it impossible, 1 must of courso contrive to allront her, anu gel nu o IiCr l should think I could easily do that Mrs. Mackillop having thus mentally ar ranged her lino of tactics, proceeded at once to put her plans into execution. A certain innate percontion that sho was exceedingly likelvtobo worsted in a personal encounter of words with tho Poor Relation, induced her like many other cowardly people, to shrink out of first-hand conflict with her, and con- scnuontlv. instead of sneaking plainly, she commenced a system of manoeuvring. Her first step was to order her own breakfast in her dressing-room, on the plea ol inuisposi lion, and tho children's in tho schoolroom, so that tho Poor Relation might bo drilled into knowing that Abcrnrithy s chairs, weak tea and the nursery, were to lull to bur sliaro ; her second was to instruct her boys to ask fur German lessons, merely by way of occupa tion, and thu girls to request that sho would just bo so good as to help them in thu pro nounciation of a few French words, or assist them in translating a pago or two of Italian; then ouo was to ask her to dovelopo a few new stitches of embroidery, and another to lesson in her pretty littlo Italian But in tho midst of this colloquy, tho sub ject which had given lisc to it walked in with pretty liacimi iuacKinop. ' Oh, Miss Granger, you are tho very por son ! havo tho goodness to sit down to the instrument; Mr. liarrowby wishes to hear you again.' l lio L'oor uoiation uniinucu uerarm irom that of Rachel, nnd gently dropping her com panionship, seemed to desire to stand alone and independent. ' 1' or Mr. liarrowby s pleasuro or lor yours, ma'am r Ilrs. iMacKillop leit a little nervous. Uoth,' sho rather hesitatingly answered. The Poor Relation walked straight to the insrtumcnt, sat deliberately down, ran lier fingers over tho keys with moro masterly ex ecution than ever, nnd then flew olT-specd into one of tho most brilliant and effective of Rossini's elaborate works, embellishing as sho went with a never-ceasing multitude of airv and giaceful ornaments, in wild and end less varictv, until suddenly, in tho very mid- dlo of a bar, sho.startod from tho music stool nnd returned to Mrs. IMackillop 'How? Why? What?' said Mrs. Mac killop. 1 Why have you broken off? Why don t you finish t ' It is not in our bond our bargain,1 said tho Poor Relation. 'Mr. liarrowby and myself havo not chattered and haggled over so much fur so much. You told mo to play for both vour half of my performance I havo done to tho letter it is my duly to pay mydubts Mr. liarrowby had no claim up on me. Jlieu pour ricn.' Mr. Harroviiy looked for the niomont per fectly confounded. Perhaps, sir,' said tho Poor Relation, turning her really fine oyes full upon him, ' perhaps, sir, you may have lived your so many years in tho world without having found out the axlo on which tho great wheel turns. Tiio world, sir, has a school of its own Education for tho Poor. I havo been brought up in that school you havo not; and in it they toacli a lesson you havo never boon called upon to learn. It is tho doctrine of compensation something for something nothing for nothing. In social life, tho du ty of tho child for tho protection of the pa rent in commerce money for good in rnrmncf n hand ; but abovo all, cacli of the girls was to J society, courtesy for courtesy' with plea on and a music lesson, sure, lor it you picasc.- uau you siroiui extract a singing lesson pl'sbments and industry and theso unitedly gave mo pleasure and my daily bread. Still, our hearts aro not to bo so easily satis lied mine craved for something more I had a very hunger and thirst upon me for so ciety nnd affection and when your nolo arri ved, I determined to seo whether or not it would verify my desires. Mr. liarrowby was witness of my reception a reception that proved at once that somo other incen tive than kindness was to be looked fur as tho motivo for my invitation. Truth, how ever is a sun that shines through all the mur ky clouds of hypocrisy, and by the time that that splendid gentleman bad reached Ins me ridian to-day, I discovered the fact through ill its films, ion wish to put upon me the honor of govcrnessbip to your children. Poor Mrs. Mackillop would have been ut terly benumbed with confusion if she had not been kept vitalized by rage ' Well, ma'am, so much for the opening of our accounts ; now for the details. lies tor Granger debtor to Mr?. Mackillop J and tho Poor Relation counted the fingcrso her right hand with her let c as she reckoned up tho items. ' A so so reception so much; returned on hand nothing. Item, a dinner of odds nnd ends so much. Item, no wine nothing. Item, no obliging gentleman , nothing. Item, a cup ol colleo lrom the bot tom ol tho pot so much. Item, a Iragnient of broken biscuit so much. Item, a garret bedchamber so much. Item, breakfast in the morning, sloppy tea and bread and but ter so much. Item, dinner with tho chit dren, mutton and batter pudding. All per fectly correct, ma ihii, is it not? Rut Mrs. Mackillop bad lost the power o utterance Now on tho other sido 1 and tho Poo Relation reversed her reckoning, cotintiu tho fingeis of her left hand with her right ' Mrs." Mackillop debtor to Hester Granger Item, amusing her company like a proles sional so much. This morning, seven les sons in German so much. Item, three ii Italian so much. Item, five in Fiend translation so mucii. item, two in cm broidery so much. Item, three hours'! music so much. Item, an hour and fort minutes singing so much. With variou other sundries. Now, Mrs. Mackillop, I be to know whether you have anything to obje to my statement ' I was never so treated I1 exclaimed Mr Mackillop, in an ecstacv of rago and fear i her heart, and of fire and water in her eye -' and that, too, when I was endeavoring t bo so disinterestedly kind ! Hut it s an til grateful world.' an tmgratolul world!' ' Not so ungrateful as those people like t believe, ma am, who over-cstimato their ow good actions, and, consequently, ovcr-e poet their return. And as to your disintc cstcd lindness to myself, ma'am, it is be cause 1 havo preserved my independence tho fullest extent throughout a lifo of privi lion, and that I will not here bo looked upi as a poor dependent, tolerated out of charit that 1 thus lay our mutual accounts befol you, with this gentleman, your friend, as;! auditor. Aru we balanced, madam I lla my services paid for tho bread which I ha eaten at your table? Havo learned tl food which I have partaken t Aro we quit and am I clear from anv debt oven that gratitude ?' Mrs. Mackillop was troubled with a tew hysterical gurgles in the throat, but theru not being any medical gentleman present, no body knows whoro tho matter would havo stopped had not Mr. liarrowby interfered. ' 1 o begin with nmoll,' said Jlr. Harrow by, speaking in a soft voice, and trying llio eflicacy ol a smile, '1 conluss mysull a cm prit. In the first instance it arose out of misconception, anu it 1 lorgot the unties ol a gentleman " It was because you thought you were not treating with a lady.1 'If our account-sheet wcro balanced beforo, you aru now in my debt, on the scorn of that needless piece of severity, thu nioio tin. called-fur becauso I was in an act of btibuus sion.' know not whether it be generous or un generous in vou thus to try me. Will you not think more highly of my preference for yourself when I own that I havo no prefer ence for tho position in which you are plac ed. It is not that I overlook disadvanta ges, but they aro overborne by a stronger , feeling.' ' Well,' said the Poor Relation,1 ' I lion our your candor, and, in truth, had you said I olhcrwiso I could hardly have had tho same trust in your sincerity. It 1 strike you luiru with tho rod of my corcrnesship, it is be cause I would not have you walk in your loop, and awaken yourself by a fall. My affection for you is an engrossm, nnd an exclusive feeling.1 ' Well, I am to he governess still ; so stand before me proud Mr. liarrowby, and answer me a few questions out of tho cate chism of Useful Knowledge. J Jo lorgct this govcrnesslup,and question mo as vou please !' I will neither lorgel it myselt, nor sutler vou to ilo so. Uould vou near to Have it said that vou, with your William llio Uon rtueror pedigree, and your estates, you Squire liarrowby ot liarrowby Hall, otitic village of liarrowby, settled there from your liclmeted ancestors lying with coucnunt lions for their foot cushions, and your migl ty emblazonry of heraldic honours encrusw ted over vour vcrv church pew, to say noth ing of crests being dotted over any tiling that vou touch and your servants speckled over with crested buttons liko a daiscd mead could vou bear to hear it said that you had married a Poor Relation of dear, da.- I lightfiil Mrs. Mackillop? 1 ' I could bear it.' I ' Could you bear to hear tho gossips of tl 1 ncighboui hood tell how that onco upon a time the lady of liarrowby camo down from lu-r dismal lodging in a back two pair of Soho, all bo dusted and ignoble, on the out side of ti stage-coach, on a visit of suffer ance to her gieat relation Mrs. Mackillop, and how sho alighted from her lofty posi tion with all her boas and bags and baggagu and how Sriuirc liarrowby coming up at the isamo moment, very nearly ran over her ''ami how nobody thought anything of hor, I 1 .,.,,1 ,o, mi,lnrfiil ! Imiv nut of all this dust nnd dowdinessand degradation, bquiro liar row by camo to make her the lady ot liar .... ... i. , . . i. 'i ... rmvtiv lla . wouiu vou uear mis i --vn pauped that ungrateful, plotting, caballing, insinuating, treachcrous.vile, worthless thing ! , And then her injured Rachel ! How could ! her maternal bosom enduro tho anguish of beholding hor blighted feelings, her wounded heart ! And that idiot Mr. liarrowby ! that dupe, and that innocent sufferer herself! but sho would turn tho vilo croaturo out of her house at once ! that she would ! Rut the vile creature was already gone. Never was thero such a chorus of crying as in the school-room of Swam Vale, never such ii long succession of violent hysterics in the drawing room. Tho place was a per fect Bedlam. Dear reader, there standcth a dark, gloomy-looking house in Soho, on which the sun now and then sheds a sickly smile ; but seldom as these smiles lighten witliout,smilcs are still racer within. Many a window has been blocked up to escape the duty on light and consequently the article is almost contra band in the interior. It was on an autumn evening, and there was something sorrowful in tho sighings nnd moanings of the wind ns it breathed thro' the spacious chimney. The chamber, too, was that identical twn-pair-of- stairs back room which the Poor Relation had so often spoken of as her homo, and the fading light tiiat faintly glimmered over the isentcnt showed a perfect forest of chim- ney-tops beyond, rising in successive Alps around. If all was comfortless without, so too was all joyless within. Tho garniture of that narrow chamber boasted not a single articlo ol luxury, liv the casement stood llio embroidery frame : but neither fairy fin. gcrs nor fingers mado of the common mate rials were webbing and weaving tangled rainbows through tho labric. And yet tho Poor Relation was there, silting with her face buried in her clasped hands, the largo and bitter tears trickling through her fingers, and sobs of condensed bitterness breaking through her closed lips. Well, wo suppose that sorrow must have safety valves of somo sort or another, or else hearts mado of such frail materials as ours ould certainly break. If we have no body lse to sympathise witli us, why we must sympathise with ourselves : so on this prin ciple the Poor Relation began to make her self her own confident. So ends this dream,1 said tho Poor Re lation herself, 'this delusion, this infatuation! And how could I expect it to bo otherwise ? Ha--"il not been nurtured in poverty, nnd is not poverty a leprosy which till men shun ? VYiiyniut make tins experiment i l was happier beforo I dnrcd to hope thai I mii'lil be loved for my own sake. Then to ac quire some accomplishment was a relaxation Irom toil : then a book was my mend, mu sic my consoler, and with theso to lly to, 1 cared little for eating tho bread of daily toil. But I wanted something to lovo i had I pos sessed a parent, a brother, a sister oh, what hapnincss '. how. 1 should have doled ! Hut no ! when had 1 ever any thing to lovo t How ottcn nave 1 said 1 riches would buy mo many friends,' but could I ever, ever know that I was loved for mv own sake ? And then when 1 snatched at that introduction into the circle of my own relations, hoping to find some ono among them who could overlook my poverty, and lovo me for my own sake through all its humiliations, nnd ho picscntcd lumselt llio very being 1 would have chosen from tho world surely the joy intoxicated my very spirit. But he conies examination the annexed extracts from, thi North Star, which speak for themselves, and in a pretty loud tone, too. And now, Messr editors of the Locofoco newspapers, wo chal lenge you to sustain your candidate by equally good proof. Fetch on your documents. From tho North Star, Dec. 27, tSll. Danville, Friday, Dec. 27, 1811. Tho unanimity and cuorirv of Conirres ia discussing tho great and important concarnt committed to tlicni, is a sourco of unfeigned consolation. So far as wo have obtalnad knowledge of their proceedings, they havo ac ted in concert with tin feelings of tho i r son. t-titueiitF, at least republican portion of them, ol which tno lotiowing communication is an evidence. At a numerous and respectable meatlrur ot Republican citizens of the North Eastern Dis trict of the State of Aertnont, convened at Guildhall, in tho county of Essex, on tho SOtlf day of December, 1911, for the purpose of tak.. ing into consideration the state of our foreign, affairs. Hon. Azarias Williams, in tho Chair. Gen. JOHN MATTOCKS, Secretary. Resolved unanimously, That wlnlo wa iodt a just resentment at tho commercial rstolutiuaa. of France, wo have beheld with the deepest indignation the determined continuance and rig id execution of the Dritish ordors in Council,, unparalled in their hostility and subversive of. the first principles of our independence. Resolved, That while we view with doubt ful apprehension the views of the British Cabi net in the lato adjustment of the indignity ofTor-. cd to our Government, in tho attrociouii attack' on the Chesapeake, we approve of the prompt acception of the proposal of the Dritish minis ter ; proposals which emanated from n conria-"' tiou, as we believe, that tho late decisive policy of our administration and tho tone of publlo: sentiment, imperiously demanded, somo atooo. mo nt at the shrine of Justice. Resolved, That nothing short of immodttto. satisfaction for injuries receicett, or activo pre paration for and declaration of WAR, will tatJe. ly tho reasonable demands of our injured, in. suited, and at length enraged people, joalow ol their rights, tenacious of their Liberty and inu movably determined to submit no longer t T,......-,l, I ..t. 1 uipioinaiic tynicancry, nisuii ana injury. Resolved, That the Chairman of this meet ing forward a copy of these resolutions to th 'Hon. James Fisk, Esq. our representative Ui lyongrcss, anu transmit a copy oi tno earns to tjic Editor of the North Star and Vermont Re publican for publication. not! Ah, hope deferred doth indeed sicken 11 the soul ! He ropents his preference, ho sees my position in its just light ! Ho shrinks from associating himself witli my degrada tion ! lie recovers ins senses, nut l 1 shall loso mine !' Just as the Poor Relation had arrived at this most sago conclusion, sho heard a tap at the door, and not being either in voice or in clination to cry ' Como in," trusted that the intruder woultl depart, instead of which the door was gently opened, and Mr. liarrowby liimscll entered. It is really wonderful how much hypocrisy the most moral of tho sex can put into in- Btmii renuisition. It look not a moment to dash awav thu tear, to gull) down tho sob and then "the Poor Relation broku out in a voice uf light hilarity ,us though she anu caro wcro utter strangers. Trom the North Star, Jan. 17, 1312. "SPIRIT OF THE TIMES." Ac a meeting of a large number of rospsota bis citizens from the different towns In Caledo nia County, State of Vermont, holden at Dan ville, during the sitting of the County Court, on the l ltli instant, the meeting was organina uy the appointment ot tlie lion. Isaiah Fiakk Chairman, and Mo!. Win. A. Grisworld, Sec retary. 7'ho business of the meetiW bcimr explained by a few appropriate remarks, the reading ot tho I'restdont a late message to Con gress, and the Report of the Chairman of the Committee on roreign relations being read ; a, Committee, consisting of the Hon. John Cam eron, Hon. Dudley Chase, Hon. Wm. A. Pal mer, Gen. Wm. Cahoon, Gen. JOHN MAT TOCKS, Gon. Kucbcn lllanchard, Col. Israel P. Dana, Col. Edward Filiuld, Maj. Abol But ler, iMaj. m. A. unsworiu, Capl Koman ry. ted for the purpose of drafting resolutions ex pressive of the sentiments of the citizens pres ent ; who, after withdrawing a short time, re turned and reported tho following Preamble anu resolution!;, which were unanimously adojh-. ctl. Patriotism is hereditary to tho offspring of tli heroes of '70, who, daring to be free, emanci pated the r country; the sacred fire of Liberty still bums; the public puUe beats in unisoa with our country's call. Republican harmony is the foundation as well as security of this Government. No period of our Republic eves more imperiously called for the ciiorgics and virtues of its citizenx. The crisis is eventful- pregnant with the destiny of a nation. Tu mighty Boligcrenls, propelled by mutual ava rice, ambition and injustice, have united to blot out prosperity and prostrate our independence. With the hetoni of destruction they hav swept our commerce from the ocean and turned it into a scene of piracy and devastation. It was confidently hoped, that the pacific pot' icy and indexible impartiality of the United States towards all nations, would havo result ed in mutual harmony and correspondiajr justice, lly tho repeal of the Berlin and Milan Decrees, Franco has ,performod a rata tive duty. Much has she yet to do, to appease an insulted and injured country. Upon their decrees the British ordors in council were avowedly predicated ; their national failJx sa- n.. f i !. nninsiiw nivnclf credly pledged to the world, to forward with '.""-V " t ,v..lromi." von ' equal btep in restoring comtnerco to ils termor with thinking uf you. Let me welcome vou frJ,e(,onli lmv lnuJ,y cais for t10 repea, of ,how) to my princely chamber. Look arounu ) uu, , orilurs i)isap110inted in these reasonable ex- Squire llarrowuy, aim ion mo ii ju "- notations, we belioiu i.ioso uruere rigorously a closet in liarrowby Hall that can vio with I ellforced, our waters infested by her privateers. mv cosily bower. Look around, aim seo u aa our seamen uraggeii u nor j my magniliceni auorniuuni uu nu, muvr. your nonic. .... - , ft . , ...M M II. ... 'VOU mOCK IPC, liesiei, smu .ii. ...... rowbv. ' At this moment can you suppose that 1 seo anything but yoursoll ? ' Look on mo then,1 said llio Poor Rela tion, ' look on mo ! Seo mo us 1 am : Tear from your eyes llm mists of blinding preference. Look nt me, a poor inflated woman. Seo.' I have no bounty to charm vour evo, I have no connexions to do you i P " ii,n hand havo hitherto earned o board their floating prisons. Hits nerves the arm of patriotism, and wo must ere long ua sheath tho sword of justice to dispense retribu tion. Tho wholo British Diplomacy with this country, exhibits a continued syttem of chieau eryand insult; and extravagant ns it may ap pear, the Court of St. James has demanded, as preliminary loan adjustment of difficulties,, what the coalition of matatimo Europe has not been able to effect the admission of British manufactures into Franco' and her dependen. cies.and a free importation into American portf u-liil,. our products aro excluded from her do. minions. The accomplishment of tho first of tohuas lon as possible, and this without any cd your politeness so far as to say to me fail, since it was most of all matter ot tin- play iu loop, ml s spots, preserved her own nature, such ns it vl anil t lie t'oor ueiation iters sucn us it 4 Perhaps, however, tho laigcst importatil of oil poured over ihu waves of Mrs. Mi killop'ti temper camo packed up in .1r. Ill rowby's visits. This gonlloinan was gottl thoroughly domesticated at Swan Vale, though, much to the lady mistress's iiiinJ ancu, the Poor Relation did cverv now then break nut upon him with some gusli abomiuaulii rudeness mat must iiavu in: her perfectly odious in iho sight of a gent man who was used to universal delerenro i submission, from his great country indued and extensive landed properly, ami ihorol it was tho moro marvellous that ho should duio the rating of so obscure a personage! thu Poor Relation ; but, as few niislbrtiil in life aro so bad as they might be, even I d lis Id li rs al list their daily bread: tho world may say that i ,)eMJ ,ioinam;g Would bo impracticable the lt vou havo degraded yourseli. i on near m.u ter an abandonment oi our rigmo anu a Batnucu oi our sovereignly. Seriously imiircsed with thesn weighty and important considerations, and duly appreciating the rights of our injured, but enlightened, inde pendent and sovereign people, we tbe citizens of Caledonian County, and State of Vermont. assembled for the purpose of framing resolutions expressive of the' teno of tho meeting, dounan imauslt! ailipt tho following viz: I. Resolved, That reposing unlimited confi. I'ence in tho wisdom and patriotism of the Ex ecutive and National Councils, we contemplate their late measures towards Iho billigerenU, with sentiments of tlto highest approbation; measures foundoJ upon the iutloxiblu principles of justice, at the same lime manifesting to tlia world our love of peace, and a determination lo 1 maintain it to long as it can bo done consistent if you please,' I would havo dono it by it. ' True,1 said tho Poor Relation, 'I admit! unuoyaiico was susceptible of somo nllol 1 slull now, in my turn Have to submit1 1 ton, tur it ptovcu that M. liarrowby 111 m abrupt of speech, uncompromising, as you yourselflold me, ungenerous ! An; you not on llio brink of a precipice 1 Stand back ! stand back I1 Compose yourself, 1 bcseecli yon. l rusi to my nfioction. Dear girl, bo calm.' And vou retain your iuieiiiiuii i Most' faithfully. ' M,st firmly.1 ' For your honor's sake ?' . Vnr mv heart's sake.' 'And under nil tho host of disadvantages which surround mo, think ! think ere it be too late, jqu still, you still Dosiro nothing in tliis world so much as this,' and Jff. liarrowby took her hand : 'Is I, nnt ititlin V And then and so and so and llitn ..... Il;lt,nlul ili.rnitv. ,0 1 anil so forth. I Resolxed, That in reviewing the conduct ie, i. ,i.,, .,,.. nor readers thought tint inf tho British Government towardi the Un'rted 'r ilu-v knew long cnnm-h ago how il would till States for several cars,ws behold nothing but 'end If thero had been a secret, however,! eric, of Molent nggicssions. gross Wj, . .1,1 1, In Vent it inEul1 allJ injury-aggtccsteiis legalued by the J. Tt will- - -

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