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invasion thereof." The cessation of hostilities is an.

SHE WAS NOT THERE. nounced to the army by the Commander-in-Chief: “The glorious task for which we flew to arms being I sat, where often I had known, accomplished—the liberties of our country being fully

In other days, her kindly care;

Her smiles no longer on me shone: acknowledged, and firmly secured, by the smiles of

She was not there! heaven on the purity of our cause, and the honest exertions of a feeble people determined to be free,

Her heart is still, her cheek is cold;

That heart so warm, that cheek so fair! against a powerful nation disposed to oppress them;

Unseen that form of fairest mould: and the character of those, who, having persevered

She was not there! through every extremity of hardship, suffering and danger, being immortalized by the illustrious appella

No more her silver voice I heard tion of the patriot army, nothing now remains but for

Breathe sounds of sweetness to the air,

In every soft and gentle word: the actors of this mighty scene to preserve a perfect,

She was not there! unvarying consistency of character, through the very last act, to close the drama with applause, and to retire

I missed those eyes that once could shed from the military theatre with the same approbation of

The light of joy on hearts that wear

Her image yet. That light hath filed : angels and men which has crowned all their former

She was not there! victories." And was indeed the acknowledgment and security

I heard the songs she loved. To me of our country's liberties the true purpose for which

This seemed too much for grief to bear :

They made me feel, those sounds of glee, resort was had to arms; or was this but a shain, to

She was not there! plant upon their ruins the sceptre of imperial power ? Did the actors in that mighty scene indeed deserve the

No more her step, the free, the light, countenance and support of heaven for honest exertions

Nor hers the laugh, that met my ear;

On that whole scene had fallen a blight: in a cause of purity, or was the lust of power and do

She was not there! minion their actual motive of action ? Are they to be immortalized for their fidelity and patriotism; or should How dark are scenes, when those are not they be execrated and condemned as ready violators

Who hallowed them the good the fair! of their word and honor-as men prepared, in face of

How shadowed seem'd that well-known spot:

She was not there! all engagements to the contrary, to make an unwarranted attempt at the exercise of arbitrary power ?

But few remember long the dead; Observe the terms in which the resignation itself is

No sorrow can the worldly share ;

Yet some can ne'er forget, tho' fled, couched-weigh the expressions which Washington

She once was there! there makes of his sense of the assistance he received

August, 1638.

E. A S. from his countrymen throughout the contest, and the spirit which he considered to animate the army. “The great events upon which my resignation depended,

SONNET. having at length taken place,” &c.—“Happy in the confirmation of our independence and sovereignty,” &c. TO THE HONEYSUCKLE. “The assistance I have received from my countrymen, increases with every review of the momentous contest.” Sweet household flower! whose clambering vines festoon Does he insinuate, here or elsewhere, that that army

The little porch before my cottage door; regarded him in any other light than as their comman How dear to me when daylight's toils are o'er, der, or for any other purpose than the establishment of By the broad shining of the summer moon, liberty and the defence of right? No, no—and could To feel thy fragrance on the breath of June he now respond to us from his hallowed tomb, he would Afloat-or when the rosy twilight falls, indignantly repel such a suggestion, as an imputation Ere the first night-bird to his fellow calls, upon the fair fame of his fellow patriots. And the Ere the first star is out, and the low tune feeling which filled the breast of his great ally, the im Of nature pauses, and the humming-birds mortal La Fayette, when a similar assertion to that Come wooing thee with swift and silent kisses, which I here condemn was made in his presence, in an Ere hovering through the garden's wildernesses, address delivered in honor of his visit to the place Emblem of that calm love that needs no words ; where the last great act of the revolution was perform- Let me, like thee, sweet, silent clinging vine, ed, and upon the very spot where it was consummated, Clasp my own home awhile, ere stranger homes be affords full and conclusive proof in what view he him

mine. self would regard it. In reply to that address, he took Washington City, June, 1938.

C. P. C occasion to assert his belief that such an idea was never indulged for a single moment; while he denied the possibility, if it had been, of its successful execution.

CPA review of “BURTON, or the Sieges; A RoHe regarded the assertion as an undeserved disparage- West," Lafitte,' &c.” received 100 late for this No. of

mance-by J. H. Ingraham, Esq., author of South ment of his companions in arms, incapable of reflecting the Messenger, will appear in the next. the intended bonor upon Washington, while it in fact

OP CORRECTION.-On page 435, July No. of the sullied the fame of the whole army of the revolution. Messenger, in the article “Memory, Fancy and Love, **

twenty-fourth line from the bottom, for "So prudent Annapolis, July, 1938.

their nusery,” &c, read “so prudent their NURSING."


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1.15 THOMAS SEMMES, COUNSEL AND ATTORNEY, practices in the local Courts of the District of limhia, and in the Supreme Court of the United States at Washington City, Office at Alexandria, D. C.







... 576



PAGE 1. Polítical Religionism--By a Southron. 1. A Letter to

try; Prince Polignac ; Count Real; M. de Monbel; the Hon. Henry Clay, on the Annexation of Texas,

Victor D'Arlington; The Refusal to Pay Taxes-by Wm. E. Channing, DD. Boston, 1887. 2. “ Tex•


587 as;" Quarterly Review, June, 1838....


12. Rakings of the Study, No. 1. Martin Luther, his cha2. Burton ; or the Sieges—a romance. A review of this

racter and Times...

596 new work, with extracts. By J. H, Ingraham, Esq. 13. Francis Armine; a Romance. By a gentleman of author of “ South-West,” “Lafitte,” &c. ... 561

Louisville, Kentucky. Chapters V. and Vi. (To 8. Another Tree Article, with poetical extracts from an

be continued.)....

603 cient and modern writers on the subject. By J.F.Otis. 563 14. Summer Murmurs, How unlike “ Spring Joys." By 4. The Exploring Expedition. Thoughts suggested by

Henry J. Brent, author of “Spring Joys,” “Love at its approaching departure......

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607 ences, by M. de Talleyrand, on the 3d of March, 1838.

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the Messenger.....

590 History. No. IV; Development of Physical Scien


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To Margaret-by W. of C ." These lines would have served well as an offering in Miss Margaret's album. The use of her name in the last line of each verse, requires us to pronounce it Mar.gá-rét, and savors rather of the ludicrous.

A sketch-by a young lady of Richmond." The old story--the "course of true love" dammed across; young gentleman a paragon, but poor ; young lady exquisitely beautiful, only " wanting a balo round her head to make her the living personification of a saint;" rich and avaricious old father opposed to the match and wishing young lady to marry a wealthy bui ancient beau. Young gentleman goes to “ seek his fortune ; old father intercepts their letters, and puts a slighe obicuary notice of young gentleman in a newspaper, for his daughter's edification; whereupon young lady consents to marry her wealthy old suitor. When at the altar a haggard figure rushes in, which proves to be the young gentleman, a maniac. The bride that was to be falls dead, "in the aisle ;"> young gentleman is carried off to a mad house, where he dies also. They are buried “side by side ;" * some kind hand” erecis a monument over them with the inscription "severed in life, united in death ;" and thus ends “a'sketch.” Our synopsis being more interesting and less extended than the original, is the aplogy we offer for not publishing our fair correspon. dent's story.

" A youthful subscriber” favors us with a story without a name. The story is, however, not wanting in striking incident, for it resembles " a sketch" in several most singular and funny points. The young gentleman in this case is poor and low born, and it is family pride mingled with avarice in the old father which forbids the match. The young gentleman goes to the south to make a sortune and is absent several years, when, as the father and daugbter are “one afternoon sitting alone in the summer house," the post arrives, and the young lady taking up a newspaper, reads her lover's death "at Memphis, Tennessee, on his way to Virginia, of cholera” (!) whereupon she falls dead at her father's feet. The father is conscience-stricken for the ruin he has effected, and procures the unfortunate young gentleman's remains to be brought to Virginia, where he buries them beside his daughter's, -and then places" a neat marble slab" over them, with the identical inscription which “ some kind hand” uses in “a sketch," viz: “severed in life, united in death."

* Side by side” with “a sketch," must lie our " youthful subscriber's” story.

“The Evening Ride-by Vivian," is written by a very green young gentleman, who does not know how to spell pony, and makes MS Roman capitals as a guide to the printer. We must decline using his lessons.

“ The Paynim's curse,” contains a little too much hard swearing for our pages.

We have received letters from Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and from our own State, asking of us to republish in the Messenger" Judge Harper's “Mernoir on Slavery,” which origioally appeared in numbers in the " Southern Literary Journal” of the present year. Not having received copies of the “Journal” containing the Memoir, we applied to the author to know if they could be furnished by him. We take this method of informing our correspondents thai Judge Harper has very politely transmitted to us a copy of the able paper asked for," carefully revised and corrected" by himsell. On porusal, we found it too valuable a document to be served up in a broken doses ;" we therefore thought it best to defer its insertion until we could give it entire in one number of our magazine. Our readers may calculate on seeing it in the " Mes. senger" for October.

Our talented Malta correspondent must not think himself slighted. His articles are highly interesting, and shall appear as soon as we can possibly make room for them. So we say to our Paris correspondent also.

Our Petersburg friend must not scold nor scowl: his "Copy Book” is before us, and shall be served up in die season. “ The Grave in the Forest,” by the author of "Atalantia,?? is reluctantly laid over till we can find room for it

. But what apology shall we offer the author of the review of Bulwer's "Falkland ?" His excellent article has been on hand now for more than twelve months. We promise that it shall not lie over another year.. "Oliver Oldschool” must keep in a good bumor with us, so must our friend who has sent us the paper entitled “New View of the Tides.” The “Desultory Speculator,” also, must bear with us awhile longer.

“Scientie Miscellanea, by A. D. G.” “Gleanings by the Way, by J. P.Q." and various other articles, on our table, will meet with the earliest attention we can give them.

The continuation of that beautiful story, “Lucile,” must have gone to every other Richmond in the Union, before fioding its proper destination. If it be possible, it shall appear in our next. A similar fate, or a worse one, must have befel “Francis Are mine.” “Frank," being one of the most industrious gentlemen in the country, doubtless mailed a continuation of his story to us weeks ago. Will he say aye or nay? What shall we say to our “poetical” correspondents, who, by the bye are as numerous as the stars in the heavens


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