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The Spirit of the Wagazines. in grief for her parent. Mr. Rodnam
tied up the gashes inflicted by the board
ers, assuring the lady of honourable THE PIRATE.
treatment. Mr. Shipley recovered a
little; and Mr. Rodnam having repeated (Continued from page 270,
the protestations of respect and humanity, This remnant of good feeling wore the dying gentleman said, “For myself away, or was stified by the influence of I care not—but my child, my daugliter. custom: funr years indarated the once O young man, you look and speak like generous and compassionate vatore of a gentleman, though—but why offended ? Rodnam; the destruction of human I am soon to be no more, and to you ! beings appeared as no more than the must commit the honour of my ill-fated fate of warfare : yet he inflicted no Mary. Oh! how ill-fated to be here, wanton crueltics, and was instrumental and her only protectors dead or dying! in restraining the ferocity of Monbagan Save her! She has furtune and friends to our different occasions. Heaven in mercy give their all for her ransom: "take all, arrested his progress in depravity, ere young man; her friends will provide his better dispositions were quite deterio for her.” rated. The watch at the mast-head Mr. Rodnam, discerning in this ingave notice that a large merchaut- coherent rhapsody the approach of deliship, carrying some guus, was making rium and death, endeavoured to fortify for the port of Charlestown, South the bereaved daughter against the imCarolina: the pirates got between her pending affliction. Mr. Shipley expired and the harbour, and prepared for before the pirates collected and divided action. The erew at this time had lost their booty. They left the father and many of Rodnana's first acquaintances daughter to Rodnam and his attendant by sickness and wounds; they now, Negroes, as they seemed to require 110 with few exceptions, consisted of run- other booty. Elated with their success, away Negroes, who fight with respe- Monaghan and his crew forgot their ration, preferring death to a surrender, wounds when dressed, and having ran. knowing the terrific penalties of desertion sacked every part of the vessel, sat down from their masters, Three Negroes to carouse with the rich wines and French from the plantation which Mr. Rodnam brandy which formed a portion of the had left were of the number ; and when cargo. Miss Shipley sat on deck with the they found him on board, they shuated lifeless body of her father in a distracted for joy, remembering his lenient exercise embrace. Alarm and grief suffocated of authority. They studied to oblige her voice; but though her sorrow was him, and more important services were mute, the expression of her face revealed to testify their gratitude. The trading the inaudible anguish of her iniund. In vessel was inferior in metal to the pirate, acknowledgment of Mr. Rudnam's enand her complement of men fewer by deavours to console her, she raised her half: overpowered by the ferocions eyes with looks of gratitude that peneboarders, the wounded America'ns were trated his soul, and confirmed his reŝoforced to yield. They stood to their Jution to brave every hazard in preserving guns titl faint with loss of blood, and not her from insult. oue man remained unhurt. The pirates, In one continuous expanse of azare, ió admiration of their valour, behaved lightly tinged by silvery clouds, the to them with more than their usual moon shone full and clear; the prizecivility.
ship lay a motionless hulk on the surface Roduain was among the first to spring of ibe main ; and except the purling of fron the deck of the pirate-ship into the gentle waves on the planks they suptrader; bat 'he was not impelled by ported, no sound was heard on deck. avidity for spoil. He had observed a What a contrast to the uproar of intoxiyoung girl clinging to an aged gentle- cated freebooters below! They left the man, who, with his 'left arm and his head watch to Rodnam and his triple shadows, bound up, seemed to be fosiug blood, as they nicknamed his devoted Negroes, through the bandages; yet with a drawn and gave themselves up to enjoyment. sword stood ready to oppose the board. The oldest Negro came close to Mr. ers. They made repeated thrusts at him Rodnam, and whispered to him,' “ Now, before Rosnain could alay their fury: massa, now be time to save lady. We the colours were struck; Mr. Shipley put down buat, all without noise.” gave up his sword, and sunk in the arms Wbile they lowered a boat, Mr. Rodoam of his daughter. What a situation of roused the faculties of Miss Shipley by horror and woe for
young and holding out the near prospect of deliverdelicate female! but she forgot herself ance. “Cun my father go :" she said.
PARALLEL BETWEEN THE AMERICANS AND THE ENGLISH.
“ We dare not venture to wait so long. from those, whose burial-places have been One moment and we may be lost," an. successively invaded by the Roman, swered Rodnam. Miss Shipley pressed Saxon, Dane, and Norinan, until they her lips to the breathless clay, and are no longer to be distinguished from accepted assistance to rise.
the everlasting hills. placed in the boat. Mr. Roduam and As a whole people, the Americans talk the Negrues pulled with all their might, a better English than we du; but then, and they probably reached Charlestown there are many individuals among us before they were missed.
who speak better Euglish than any Miss Shipley introduced Mr. Rodnam American, unless we except, here and to her relations, people of wealth and there, a well-educated New Englander ; consequence. Her warm sense of obli- and a few eminent public speakers, like gation to her deliverer was undisguised; the late Mr. Pinkney, who was minister but her uncle and brother advised her to to this Court; and Mr. Wirt, the present delay their marriage, until one year attorney-general of the United States, should prove that he was not quite un who will probably succeed Mr. Rush in worthy of her hand. His first act was the same capacity; and, then, there are to emancipate the Negroes according to a multitude among us who speak a better legal forms; but they begged leave to English than is common among the well. serve him as domestics in the tield or educated men of America, although they house. The relations of Miss Shipley do not speak the best English, such as made over to him a piece of ground, the few among us do. which the Negroes cultivated; and his I have heard a great deal said about unexceptionable conduct reconciled her the habits of cleanliness in England and uncle and brothers to bestow on him the America; and ļ have sometimes laughed rescued lady and her fortune. But very heartily at the reciprocal prejudices conscious of culpable errors in his youth of the English and American women. and early manhood, he was severe to I have heard an English woman comhimself, rigorously abstaining from all plain of a beastly American for spitting those questionable indulgences which into the fire; and I have heard an Amesome of the lordly sex regard and claim rican woman express the greatest abhor as a prerogative. As a husband, a rence of an Englishman, for spitting in father, a friend, a member of society, he his pocket-bandkerchief ; or, for not was held in general esteem ; but no en- spitting at all, when he happened to couragement, no persuasion, could win mention that well-bred men swallowed him to mix with the busy or the gay. their saliva. A spitting-box is a part of His exemplary virtues brightened the the furniture of every room in America, shade of retirement, and his affectionate although smoking is now entirely out of wife found her dearest happiness in fashiou there. cuinciding with all his tastes or inclina An American will not scruple to pick tions. To her he rendered the domestic his teeth or clean his uails, if he should circle a little world of bliss, while be think it necessary-anywhere, at any shrunk from observation, continually time-before a lady. Au Englishman haunted by the mortifying conviction, would sooner let them go dirty. that he might be pointed at as THE
An Americau never brushes his hatPIRATE.
B. G. very rarely his coat; and his hair, not
once a week. Au Englishman will brush A PARALLEL BETWEEN THE the first with his coat sleeve, or a silk AMERICANS AND THE ENGLISH. off; and the two latter, every time that
handkerchief, whenever he puts it on or A SHORT parallel between the Ameri. he goes out. The American is laughed at eans and the English, we deem will be for his personal slovenliness, in England, acceptable to our readers. We are an and the Englishmay for his absurd
old people. The Americans are a new anxiety, in America. Such is national - people. We value ourselves on our prejudice. ancestry-on what we have done; they, The Englishman is more of a Roman; on their posterity, and on what they the American more of a Greek, in the mean to do. They look to the futwe; physiognomy of his face and mind; in we to the past. They are proud of Old Temper, and in constitution. The AmeEngland as the home of their forefathers; ricau is the vainer; the Englishman the we, of America, as the abiding place of prouder man of the two. The American western Englishmen,
is volatile, adventurous, talkative, and Thoy are but of yesterday as a people. chivalrous. The Englishman is thoughtThey are descended from thuse, whose ful, determined, very brave, and little burial places are yet to be seep : we, sullen. The Englishman has more courage;
the American more spirit. The former served, cautious, often quite insape would be better in defence, the latter in portable, and, when frank, hardly ever attack. A beaten Englishman is formi- talkative; not very hasty, but a little dable still a beaten American is good quarrelsome nevertheless : turbulent, and for nothing, for a time.
rather overbearing, particularly upon the The countenance of an Englishman is continent. At home, he is hospitable, florid: not sharply, but strongly marked; frank, generous, overflowing with honesty and full of amplitude, gravity, and and cordiality, and given to a sort of subbreadth ; that of an American has less stantial parade-a kind of old-fashioned breadth, less gravity, less amplitude, but family ostentation. more vivacity, and a more lively character. But the American is quite the reverse. The expression of an Englishman's face Abroad, he is talkative, noisy, and imis greater, that of an American more perious; often excessively impertinent, intense.
capricious, troublesome, either in his In the self-satisfied, honest, hearty, and familiarity, or in his untimely reserve; rather pumpous expression of an English not quarrelsome-but so hasty, neverface, you will find, when it is not carica- theless, that he is eternally in hot water. tured, a true indication of his character. At home, he is more reserved; and, Other people call him boastful, but he is with all his hospitality, much given to not. He only shews, in every look and ostentation of a lighter sort; substitute attitude, that he is an Englishman, one-finery and show. of that extraordinary people, who help An American is easily excited ; and of to make up an empire that never had course, easily quieted. An Englishman has not, and never will have, a parallel is neither easily quieted, nor easily
But then, he never tells excited. It is harder to move the latter; other men so, except in the way of a but once in motion, it is harder to stop speech, or a patriotic newspaper essay.
him. And so, in the keen, spirited, sharp, One has more strength and substance; iutelligent, variable countenance of an the other more activity and spirit. One American, you will find a correspondent has more mind, more wisdom, more indication of what he is. He is exceed- judgment, and more perseverance;
the ingly vain, rash, and sensitive: he has other more genius, more quickness of not a higher opinion of his country, than perception, more adventurousness. the Englishman has of his; but then, he The Englishman's temper is more hardy is less discreet-more talkative, and more and resolute; that of the American more presumptuous; less assured of the supe- intrepid and fiery. The former has riority which he claims for his country; more patience and fortitude, the latter more watchful and jealous; and, of more ardour. The Englishman is never course, (more waspish and quarrelsome; discouraged, though without resources; like diminutive men, who, if they pretend the American is never without resources, to be magnanimous, only make them- but is often disheartened. Just so is it selves ridiculous; and being aware of with the female character. this, become the most tecby and peevish An American woman is more childish, creatures in the world.
more attractive, and more perishable; The Englishman shews his high opinion the English woman is of a healthier of his country by silence; the American mind, more dignified, and more durable. his, by talking : one by his conduct; the The former is a flower—the latter a other by words: one by arrogance, the plant. One sheds perfume; the other other by superciliousness.
substance. The English woman is better The Englishman is, generally, a better, fitted for a friend, a counsellor, and a braver, and a nobler minded fellow, than companion for the mother of many you might be led to believe from his children, and for the partner of a long appearance. The face of an American,' life. But the American woman, particuon the contrary, induces you to believe larly of the south, is better fitted for him, generally, a better man than you love than counsel :-child-bearing soon will find him.
destroys her. A few snmmers, and she But then, they are so much alike; or appears to have been born a whole rather there are individuals of both generation before her husband. An countries, so like each other, that I English woman has more wisdom; an koow many Americans who would pass American woman more wit. One has everywhere for Englishmen; and many more good sense; the other more enEnglishmen who would pass anywhere thusiasm. Either would go to the scaffold for Americans. In heart and head, they with a beloved one: but the female are much more alike, than in appearance American would go there in a delirium;
the English woman deliberately, like a An Englishman, when aboard, is re- martyr.
THE BLUE STOCKING.
creature finished the sentence, he seemed
amazed at his own temerity, and hastily It was my good or ill fortune—the scudded across the room. The other reader may, word it as he pleases-o instance occurred with the gentlemen make the acquaintance while in Hamp- after dinner ; when, on a furious ultrashire, of Mrs. Reuben Pottle. She was a liberal declaiming agaiust the doctrine of singular lady. I fear I shall hardly do passive obedience, Reuben whimpered, her justice; I will attempt her portrait in the tone of a school-boy behind the back notwithstanding. A little, thin, diminu- of his master, “Ah! that's just the way tive woman with flaxen hair, dressed à with my little fool!". la Corinne--blue eyes, that never rested Of her hostility to the doctrine of nonan instant on the same object-a small resistance, Mrs. Reuben gave an instance round straw hat, in imitation of Reuben's in early life. She lost her mother at sixwife, and a broad, red morocco girdle, teen; and her father, a respectable farmer, confining a yellow silk gown :-such was finding himself unequal to control her Mrs. Pottle, both in appearance and vagaries, brought home a second wife to dřess, on the morning of our introduction. assist him in the task. To celebrate this Her mind was ás eccentric as her person. event, a large party was invited; and Always en magnifique-calling England after supper-reader, 'twas in middle the Island, and her husband an Emmet. life—the song, and the laugh, and the She was the terror of the men and the toast went round. Miss Ruth was called vampire of the women.
on for her's. “With all my heart,” she • Having an utter abomination of said. Then rising and filling a bumper, learned ladies, more particularly of one she gave, with the voice of a stentor, who was for ever talking about Athens « Confusion to all mothers-in-law." A and Sparta, the Capitol and the Parthenon, very few weeks after this event, she played the reader may imagine my indiscribable off a prank, which was attended with all borror, on finding myself in for a tête-à- but fatal consequences. It was the period tête with this formidable woman. My of the murder of the Williamsons and the sense of my situation deprived me, for Marrs. She was walking in Kensington some moments, of utterance, till recol- gardens, and, having taken shelter from lecting that the silence must be broken, I a shower, in a shed, she amused herself began—" What a lovely morning !" by inscribing, in large letters, on the wall, Mrs. Reuben looked at me in silence. « I'm the unfortunate man who murdered “ The first day of spring.”—Not a word. Mr. Marr's family." The horror this Her little restless blue eyes twinkled on, sentence excited, in several parties which as before. “ This is really April weather.” successively came to the shed, Miss Ruth -Mute as death. Out of patience with declared to be the richest treat in nature. her continuing to play the dumb belle, I But, unfortunately, among them came a bowed and took my leave. I was after- lady and gentleman, the former of whom, wards told, that on that subject I might from her situation, was ill qualified to have soliloquized for ever; for Mrs. contend with fright. She read the scrawl, Reuben, by no chance, ever noticed the and fainted. Her husband's fondest hopes weather. “Foul or fair, we could neither were blighted; and she herself nearly lost alter it nor amend it. Why then discuss her life. it? It was a subject fit only to be dwelt But, notwithstanding all this, Mrs. on by those who were unequal to talk on Reuben would have done very well, had any other.” So said Mrs. Pottle.
she not, unfortunately, become a radical. Her husband, Reuben Potilemor, as To this political twist she contrived, that he was named, from the peculiar cast of every thing about her should contribute. his visage, Rue Pottle, was a slight, An immense dog, between a wolf and a tall, conscious-looking man, who appear. setter, was christened “Reform ;"-and ed completely cowed-a dog, to whom I well remember my amazement, when any urchin might say, “Where's your she said to me one morning, “I'll show tail?” Twice, and twice only, did I ever you my darling-my pet-Reform. I hear his voice in his own house. The believe you never saw him ? Quite an first time that I was amazed by its sound, idol of mine. Reform! Reform !”-and was at one of Mrs. Reuben's musical she whistled like a cockswain—when in parties. “My love, Sir Thomas Pickering rushed an immense mastiff, carrying all has arrived at his seat; and I request," before him. Quite the thing for a lady's said she, in the tone of a seraph,“ that the pet, to be sure, thought I. What will a first thing you do in the morning may be woman make an idol of next? to call on him.”-“My love, you take « Then she had an album stored with very good care,” sighed Reuben, “that autographs, by no means of the choicest the first thing I do in the morning is to description. I noticed one from Hunt, in go to bed :" and as the poor hen-pecked llchester Gaol, written in a fine large
hand, and beginning, “ Pen, ink, and FROM MY PORTFOLIO. paper, conspire against me;" and she
Anecdotes of Strange, the Engrarer. pointed out, with unction, an illegible
STRANGE was certainly a very fine scrawl of Thistlewood's, which she said * Alderman
engraver, possessing many of the highest bad most obligingly qualities of the best artists in that procured from him on the very morning department in which he excelled; but he of his execution."
drew ill, and his extremities are frequently : Bat every thing in life, like a qua
coarse and unfinished. Many of bis endrille, bas its finale; and that of my acquaintance with Mrs. Reuben was ap
gravings were published at Florence, and proaching: At each of the morning calls in Parliament Street, Westminster, where
on his return to this country, he resided i had unwillingly made her, I found her he likewise published. He afterwards engaged on an Italian author ; and in- removed to Great Queen Street, Lincoln's variably, at a page plentifully besprink- Ina Fields, and from some freak not Jed with pencilled notes in the margin: explained, le erased the names of Florence My curiosity was piqued, and I inquired and Parliament Street and substituted that the name of the favourite?"_" Ariosto."
of Queen Street in their stead, so that ep:-“ And the numerous pencil marks are gravings dated from either of these places proofs of your diligence ?"—“Ob dear; are now of great value, partly from tlreir no! those are the improper passages. curiosity, and partly from the certaimy had them all marked out for me before of their being genuine and early impresbegan.”—I laughed immoderately, and sions. There is a singular oecurrence in she never spoke to me again.'
the life of Strange, which is, however, as authentic as it is romantic. # the Re.
bellion of 1745, he served in the ranks of The Devil's Tavern..--The Devil's Prince Charles's army as a Tavern, immortalized by Ben Jouson, soldier. After the battle of CuHuden, he was situated in Fleet street, near Temple- was pursued by a party of the King's bar, on the site where Childs'-place now troops, when be fied " for safety and for stands. The poet wrote his Lèges Con- succour” into a friend's house. As there viviales, for a club of wits who assem was no time to be lost, the soldiers being bled in a room at this tavern, which he close at his heels, a young lady, in the dedicated to Apollo, ovei' the chimney full costume of that period, viz. a dress of which the laws were preserved. hoop, offered to shelter bin under the
In an ancient MS. preserved at Dul- ample fulds of her petticoat. To this wich College there are some of this comie strange proposal, considering all cirwriter's memoranda, which prove that he cumstances, it is not strange that he owed much of his inspiration to good assented, and here, " patulæ sub tegmine wine, and the convivial hours he passed recabar," he remained undiscovered. at this tavern. The following passages Either love or gratitude suggested the from the MS.justify the opinion. requel: we will suppose both conjoined.
“Mem. I laid the plot of my Vol. Mi. Strange was then a bachelor, and pone, and wrote most of it, after a present when his fortues were more prosperous, of ten dozen of palm sack, from my he repaid with his liand the protection very good Lord T---; that play, I am which the petticoat bad afforded; and positive, will last to posterity, and be we may venture to assert, that no one acted, when I and envy be friends, with ever yielded to its government who had applanse
better reasons for their deference to it. * Mem. The first speech in my Cataline, Mr. Strange was born in the Orkneys of spoken by Sylla's ghost, was writ after Scotland. A grand-daughter of his (his I parted with my friend at the Devil's only issue I believe) is now married to Tavern; I had drank well that night, and one of the judges of the Court of Session had brave notions. There is one scene in in that country. It is said tbat the that play which I think is fat. I resolve artist retained ouc copy of all his en. to drink no more water with my wine. graviugs; and if we take into account bis
“Mem. Upon the 20th of May, the opportunity of selecting the finest proofs King (heaven reward him) sent me a for his own portfolio, the preservation hundred pounds. At that time I went from all injury, by having remained ever often times to the Devil; and before I since under the same custody, and the exhad spent forty of it, wrote my Alehy- ceeding beauty which engravings under mist.
sach circumstances acquire from age, itt & Mem. The Devil an Assa, the Tale mellowing both the colour of the paper of a Tub, and some other comedies which and the ink, we may form some estimate did not succeed, (written) by me; in the of the value of such a collection, and winter, honest Ralph died; when I and the interest it would excite, should it my boys drank bad wine at the Devil.” become the subject of competition.