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   Wilmingtonian And Delaware Advertiser, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1827, Wilmington, Delaware                               ScBscRirrtoxs; OBS and ADVERTISEMENTS, will''be gratefully v I not etteedSng j gain it, toils on toils endure; inserted four tiifte'S -flSe qftt to dollarf aiidSO for three months, six mon 5ft; are entitted.tp of Caving their names; .place of residence, and Occu- patiotv inserted in -.the1 Register, (JRA-TIS. T TERMS' OF. those who receive tlxis by mail, two dollars, and those who do noMwo cents year, If nbtpard will be charged; and if not paid before the etpi- rationoftheyaar, two notice is: given antHU antearagesare And tlfe with mountains of the It may, perhaps, be, upriecessjiry' for the infer. lowing exquisite lines, to state, tMt frtfm we poppy is distilled that drag of power to. soothe or madden or to mitigate, opium. There is a beauty, pathos and delicacy in this ode that will reach every Y. Jlmcr. ODE: TO THE; POPPY. By O'Neal, Not For thie promise of the field, Not for the good the yellow harvests yield, I bend Ceres' For duflttf humid eyes appear The golden glories of the yfear, Alas! a melancholy worship's mine. I hail the goddess for her scarlet flower, Thou brilliant weed, That dost so far exceed richest gifts gay Flora can bestow; Heedless 1 pass'd thee in life's morning hour, Thou comforter of woe, Tiil sorrow taught me to confess thy power. .fo earliest days, when fancy cheats, A various wreath I wove, Oflaughing Spring's luxuriant sweets, To deck ungrateful The rose or thorns thy numbers crowned, As Venus smiled or Venus frown'd; But love and joy and all their train are flown, E'en languid hope no more is mine, And I will sing of thee alone: .Unless perchance the attributes of grief, The cypress bud and willow Their pale funereal foliage blend Hail lovely bosom! thou canst ease The wretched victim of disease, Canst close those weary eyes in sleep Which never open bat to weep; Tor oh! thy potent charm, Can agonizing pain disarm, Expel Imperious memory from her seat, Andbid the throbbing heart forget to beat. Nor eiuU'-witb- but nods.in table plumbs, Bedecks the heavens, and flatters on our tombs. SONG. In.: early youth, hope was higli, Gaily-1 sang of love a'nd But tJibse s jreet hours ire all gone by. Gone ths dear-dreams of early youth. O that such dazzling dreams fade! 1'.; How happy Vdilldlife'a jbumey prover ne'er jjfor bejirt ofloveJ from personal .attraction. men wli'Q'governed theheart and understand- ing of nffett with ttye jnqst unbounded sway, o wed; their power lesi to of beauty add the of youth, than to their strength of mind .and cultivation of talent. A woman of elegant personal rior, without the polish of accomplishment, is like a flower without perfume, Aspasia possessed neither tyouth npr beauty when Socrates became her disciple, and imbibed the principles philosophy of love at her feet; and her cfiarms wieje faded when 3 ATUKBAT JES VENBtGi was govertfei! by thro the .medium ,irfPericles. Corinna, .of whose talents we'read so m'teh, and of y" wfe knew jo little, presided oveij the? stu dies the heart of Piqtdar. Th Rttasia raised her from a cottage ta a thpone. Mad- >iit_'i: gay vt'orld the things of fashion sis they dance before the .whirl of to-day, which is wreckles's to-morrowV all consume the sands of life, and yet we nev- er pause" to reflect upon ourselves. ,.It has been that all are selfish by na- ture; and yet no reniark was ever more un- just. We wiU adduce tor the magnetism the brlHancy of more power over arid' c6unc38 'of tfte despotic Lbui'si than- Soul sootffihg plantl such blessing By thee the mourner loves to live, By thee the hopeless die, Oh! ever friendly to despaif, Might sorrow's pallid votary dare, 'Without a crime, that remedy t'implore Which bids th'e spirit from its bondage fly, I'd court thy palliating aid no more, No more I'd sue that thou should'st spread Thy spell around my aching head, conjure thee to impart, Thy balsam foru broken heart, _ And by thy soft Lethean power, Inestimable flower! Burst these terrestrial bands and other regions brightest specimen of one who has the promethean spark in his soul, who looks upon (he landscape loves sees virtue, and tails prostrate at its and yet practices Vice is a relative the Hindoo priest, who urges the widow to mount the funeral pile of murder, is less guilty of crime on account of his ignorance, than the Christian who breaks a less moral tie. So genius, "which knows the right and yet thewrongpursues" is vicious when com- pared with folly. How few. of the favored sons of talent act up to their high profession. In all arts, in all sciences, genius, like a comet, is ever ec- centric, and its irregularity, comparatively speaking, is a crime can it be reduced to consistency? can education and mind be led to adjpt the plain morality of an honest yeo- man? v Method is every virtuous sys- tent.will prove an overmatch for evil habits; and a Saturday Evening should recall one from the troubles and outward assaults of the world to an in ward communication with himself, his conduct, bis location as to here councils 'of tfte the fascinating andnereaffer, Itshould be lifcethe cottage of the'lover and the should sit down beside the fireside of his own heart, call around him his children, which are his thoughts, and" with them' enter into judg- as try. From the Museum. STANZAS MUSIC. BT THE HEV. T. DALE. no more that simple air, Though soft and sweet thy wild notes swell. To me the only tale they tell Is cold I heard it from lips as fair, I heard it in as sweet a Now 1 am left on earth alone, And she How have those well-known sounds renewed The dreams of earlier, happier hours, When desert strewed With fairy Then all was bright, and fond, and Now flowers are faded, joys are fled, And heart and hope are with the dead] For she Can I then love the air she loved? Can I then hear the melting strain Which brings her to my soul again -CaJm and And thou to blame my tears forbear; For while I list, sweet maid! to thee, Remembrance whispers, 'such was Ami she A MOTHER'S PRAYER. Father of all! whose love has given' Tbe boon that lifts my thoughts to heaven! Teach me to guard with watchful care The treasure thou hast sent me here; And while my purest feelings flow, Whb affections fullest glow; Oh! kt thy strength pervade ray heart, And teach me all a mother's part. This babe which fills my arms, And me with its opening charms, Is thine in life, is thine in TU earliect and its latest breath Came, and must go at thy Its life is only lent to me! Then teach roe with thy heavenly still To wait obediently thy will! And while 1 train itt thoughts to rise From earth towards its native s.tics, O may my trembling heart prepare To yield it to thy heavenly care, When thy cad messenger shall come To beir it to its safert home. But if thy ttcpcy spares it now, To childhood's bloom, to manhood's StiU let thy precepts be its guide, Still Jet thy Uw of love abide, For none bat those who own thy sway Can safely tread tbe narrow way. PRAISE. The love of praise, howe'er concealed by art, Reigns more or less, and glows ia upon better things to be performed in the future. Men read history to be informed ot the gravely calculate from pre- diction what may ensue from the aspect of the present political yet forget to look at the past of their own lives, and to draw a horoscope of their future existence, even upon earth. The world is selfish, it .is yet how little of man's life is de- voted to him self. True it is that ambition claims a love of distinction, of pleasure, of ease, are creditors which claim real selfishness, which is aside from these outward objects, and which re- lates to the settlement-of our accounts with ourselves, takes no part in the drama of ex- istence; and is untried before the forum of conscience. How seldom do we strive to be acquainted with ourselves! with the springs of action w_hich govern -course of life which we very detail of criminal care- lessness which marks our unno- ticed as we sweep onward to death: Is there no each Saturday night sit in judgment upon the other six days of the week, and let the Sabbath be devot- ed to virtuous resolutions, penitence and prayer.! FEMALE GENIUS AND BEAUTY. The boundless expansion and versatility of intellect that illuminate the writings of Madame de Stael and Miss Porter, have filled Europe and America with admiration and the erudite and splendid productions of MissEdgeworth, have enriched English lit- erature, with as pure and sparkling an ore as philosophy could raise out of an inex- haustible mine, that is alire to the various sympathies and feelings that and di- rect the passions of humanity. In the works of Lady Morgan we find every subject ar- rayed in the seducing charms of sentiment- al sorcery, and rendered still more attract- ive by the graceful drapery of flowery dic- tion. In the romantic enthusiasm of patriot- the passion of energy that distin- guish her vindication of her country; in the magnificence of style, and in the vivid por- traiture of Irish character, she is eminently superior to Miss On reading her we nrc astonished by the bright effulgence of her views, thepower of her de- scriptions, and the philosophic musings and La Valliere in all the winning attactions o: youth, or Montespan iji all the alluring splendour' of bejraiy; if we are credit the assertions of Dio, the only gallantry the voice of scandal could lay to the charge o: Cicero, was his devoted attachment and lit- erary correspondence with a fe- male' wit of. seventy. It has been acknowledged by the Emperor Napoleon, that, tli'e colloquial briliancy and gay vivacity of Josephine could chase away tbe gloomy spirit of care from his perturbat- ed mind sooner than the conjugal endear- ments' of the lovely daughter ot the Ciesars. A woman merely beautiful may attract; a woman polished, with a mediocrity of edu- cation, may please, and both united may have a transient triumph over the heart of man; .but itis sense and virtue, embellished by the graces of accomplishment, that only fasten on the mind and enchain the affections: if to those precibus.qualities are added ani- mation of temper, cheerful disposition, and softness of manners, the power ef their pos- sessor'becomes altogether irresistible, it is fondly acknowledged by is rat- ified by the and it exalts ev- ery.dela.ght the senses can bestow.' Jtorg'an. Js_a fearless woman, and the most talented in Etirbpe." EFFECT OF SIGHT UPON A PERSON BOHN BLIND. The following account of the behaviour of a person barn bHnd, upon receiving his sight at of-age, by the opera- tion of an oculist, is from the American Sen- tinel. The operator. Dr. Grant, having observ- ed the eyes of his, patient, and convincing his relatives and friends-, tnat it was highly probable he could remove the obstacle which kJoti office, in order to endeiir her sVill more by so interesting a circumstance; and that she might moderate his ecstacies by the per suasion of a voice which had so much power as ever had. .Wheti she'began to take offthe bandage from his eyes, she; said, tell me in what marfner that love you have always professed for me, .'en- tered into your heart, for its usual admittance is through He Lydia, if by ,seeing I am ho to distinguish the step other I love, when she approaches me, but to change tlie sweet and freqaeut pleasure for such an as J the little'timfr anito-'have aijy ihihg "wfti'ch may 'take from the sense I have 9! most pleading to' me that dm which seems .was We a gift as the commencemTOtof the hostilities, Bishop being top for active ser- vice, wag home in chapge of the man-? ufacturing establishmfntsflif 'the where the veteran would flootish his canft, exacting as perfect obedkinto as though had Seen on parade, A comfortable had been built for him; he had looking no more toward his 'natfye Sis war contented to pass the. remainder btiiis W 1.' _ i____' __ days to the domain atron, wheirehe rested from in the of eve- ossible ease and indulgence4it6e re- I of his, his, ctimfortable.hoTnestead, and hoarf with, ry these eyes before they lead to 6e ungrateful to you, or undo prevented his sight, all his.acquaintances, wba had any .curiosity to be present, when one lull of age and'understanding was to re- receive a new sense, assembled themselves on this occasion, but were desired to pre- serve profound silence in case sight was re- stored, in order to Jet the patient make his own observations without the advantage of discovering his friends by their voices. A- mong many others, the mother, brethern, sister, and a young lady for whqm he had formed a particular attachment were pres- ent. The operation was performed with great skill, so that sight was instantly pro- duced. When the patient first received the dawn of light, there appeared such an ecstacy in his action, that he seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy and The surgeon stood before him with his in- strument in his patient observ- ed him from head to foot, and then observ- ed himself as carefully, and comparing the doctor to himself, he observed both hands were exactly alike, except the instruments, which he took for part of the doctor's hands. When he had continued in this amazement for several minutes, his mother could no longer bear the agitation of so many passions as thronged upon her, but tell upon his neck, crying out "my son, my The young gentleman knew her voice, and could say no more than "O me, are you my dear mo- and his recovery, he wish for them but to see you pluck them from tueir'so'ckets; if they are to tnafce toe fargetyou." Lydia, delighted with these assurances, withdrew the bandage and gave him light to his inexpressible joy and satisfaction. In all hitfconversation with her he manifest- ed but very faint ideas ot any thing which had not been received at the ear. GENERAL WASHINGTON, HIS LIFE, HABITS, AND MANNERS. From the "Custis Recollections." i [Co3fCLTTDEB.] When Col. Washington first resided at Mount Vernon, both the mansion-house and estate were inconsiderable. All the embel- lishments of the house and grounds are ow- ing to bis creative band. Prior to the war of Independency he was much attached to the pleasures of the chase, and is described as a bold and fearless rider. He kept lounds for a short time after the Revolution, )ut declined hunting altogether about 1787 or'88. He. was never disposed to conviviality, but iked the cheerful converse of the social )oard; indulging in no games of chance, ex- cept in the olden times, when required to make up a party at whist, in playing for a rifle, although for years, play of all tinds was unknown in his household. Af- er his retirement from public life, all the ime he could spare from his library, was levoted to the improvement of his estates, nd the elegant and tasteful arrangement of lis house and grounds. He was his own urveyor; and the disposition and appear- tice oT his farms, gare'evident -proofs that the genius of useful improvement had di- rected its energies with beneficial a.s well as which, young with of fearful interest of the Indian while .his own wars ended, at peace with trimmed lamp of li having burned for mow than-: ejghly could 6ut for a. little longer be kept from sinking in its sopket. Notwithstanding his perfect revetence for his patron, this old soldier would sometimes, presuming on the privilege of age and long services, chafe his protector on points of ex- pediency, though never on those of obedi- ence. The General would assume a lofty tone, saying, it is vcryr.welli sir; if youare-at length tired of my service, you are at per- fect liberty to depart. The ancient follow- er of Braddock, however, knew his man, andinew exactly what was best to do; be wisely became silent; and the storm which appeared to be brooding quickly passed it- way, when a returning sunshine' "cheered with the warmth of its kindness the veteran of '56. The Washington family were subjected to hereditary the Chief never experi- enced a pang. His temperance, and the en- ergetic employment of both his body and mind, seemed to forbid theapproach of a dfe> ifcase, which severely afflicted several of his kindred. His illnesses of rare occur- rence, but were particularly severe; bis a- version to the uses of medicme wasextreme: even when in great suffering, it was-only by the entreaties of his lady, and the tul, yet beseeching look, of his. oldest friend and companion in arms, (Dr. James chat he could be prevailed upon to the slightest preparation of medicine. He cer- tainly never had children. We recollect a lady who called; herself his daughter. -She was a fine looking woman, but without any particular likeness to the Chief, nor can we consider that as a pardonable vanity in- a child, which implicates the honsr of V pa- rent. ornamental effects. As a master of slaves, General Washing- ton was consistent, as in tion of his meritorious comfortably lodged, fed, every other rcla- life. They were and clothed; re- heard the voice of his female friend, which Sad a suprising 'effect upon him. Having called her to him, he appeared to view her with admiration and delight, ;tnd asked her what had been donr to him Whither, said ie am I carried? Is all this about me the hing which I tiave heard so often of? Is his seeing? Were you thus happy, Where is Tom who used to lead me? But quired to do a full and fair share of duty; well cared for in sickness and old age, and kept in strict and proper discipline. we humbly conceive, comprise all the char- ities of slavery. To his old servants, whose long and faithful services rendered them worthy- of attachment and esteem, he most kind. His huntsman and Revolutiona- ry attendant. Will Lee, commonly called Billy, was specially provided for, and sur- vived his master a good many years. Will had been a stout, active man, and a famous horseman, from accident, was a cripple many years before his death, which occur- red at a very advanced age. This ancient follower, both in the chase and war, formed a most interesting relic of the Chief, and received considerable largesse from the vis- iters to Mount Vernon. The slaves were left, to be emancipated at the of Mrs. hut it was found necessary, (for firudential reasons) to give them their freedom in one .year after the General's de- cease. Although many of them, with a view to their liberation, been instructed in mechanic trades, yet they succeeded very badly as true is the maxim, "that the hour which makes man a slave, takes half his worth away." Bishop, an English soldier, formed an in- teresting reminiscence of the war He belonged to Braddock's own regiment; Ttre remarkable degree ofadmintttOB awe that was felt by every one, iipon the first approach to Washington, evidences tne .imposing power and sublimity which belpngi to real greatness. .Even the frequenters the Courts of Princes were sensible tif tail exalted feeling, when of the hero, who, formed for the highest desti- nies, bare an impress from nature, which- declared him to be one among the noblest of her works. Those who have only seen the Lead- er of Armies and the Chief. Magistrate-of the Republic, can have but an imperfect idea of the same being, when merged in there- tired citizen, embosomed amid.his family and friends, cultivating the social ind domes- tic virtues; and diffusing pleasure and hap- piness to all around him. Persons in general have been in error, in supposing that there belonged to this awful man nothing of the gentler for pity." The Master Spirit in the direc- tion of those vast events 'which gave a neir empire to the world, the austerity of com- mand could never destroy those kindlier feelings in which he delighted himself tb in- dulge, and to dispense .them to Stern he was to all whom he deemed want- ing in those high moral requisites, which dig- nify and adorn our be was to the disturbers of the repose of Society, the violaters ot those institutes which promote peace and good will among men; but he was forbearing to the imperfections of human kind, where they arose trora the passions and not the depravities of the heart. He was reserved to the many, but there were a chosen few, who, having passed that barrier, were wooed by his friendship to and, on account of possessing superior intel- j push their fortunes, till thev finally gained ligence, was detained as a body servant, to i footing in the citadel of his esteem, accompany that ill fated commander on the I He had a we have seen it shed expedition to Fort du Quesne. Bishop firmly with parental solicitude over the manifold believed in the Providence which shielded errors and follies of our unworthy the Provincial Mijor, in the memorable bat- j He shed a tear of sorrow for his suffering tie of Monongahela, and observed, he was cnuntry in the dark hour of her destiny, and the only mounted officer left. The a tear of joy and gratitude to Heaven for her knew him well, from their havir.r. ft-it i.im in 1789, he crossed the when so glad to see each severely, the year In-fore, at the rffair of thv flridgc f.f Trenton; on which classic the hands of freemen reared Jcr him tri- umphal while a choir of innocents. with semph chant, welcomed the mighty Cuitf once and "virgins fair, nod matrons grave, strewed the hero's way with Meadows: and the provincial mili'a far more obnoxious to the French n'td I.i- clians that the European trrops, from tin.- marksmanship of the rangers, nnci their in- timate knowledge of the monies of forest warfare, the fire of the enemy became sin trulariy directed against the dcvolrd yr.ung the methinks I could go novr any where without him. He attempted to walk but wormed terrified. When they raw this difficulty, they told him that till he became better ac- apt conceptions, which pervade the pages of j quainted with his being, he let the ser- that celebrated work n vrovk which, while j vatit still him. The br-ing present- j warrior, whom they itfilledthe sceptercd despots ot the "Holy ed to him, he asked what sort of a creature Alliance" wi'.h terror, drew forth from j he took him to be before he had him? Lorrt Byron, the memorable and laudatory He answered, he believed lie was not s not die in battle." The hat v.-or.-i on compliment, which cur fair countrywomen large as tmt that he was the same prize more highly than all the imperial com- i sort of a creature. mrndations which the Clears The rumorof this change made ail could bfstnvr upon their adulating favor- the neighbours throng to see him. as We compassionate the cnt- he the crowd gathering, he 8f.ked the ic who is not drltghtecl with the beauty of Doctor how many in all were to be seen? spirit protected rfestini-d to "bc-comc 'the Chief of rvr.d "v.-ho could thrit eventful day, and which was picrrcr! 4y two balls, w.-is at Meant Vcmcn, both' ant! hancJlcrf by severs! pi-rsr.Rs, Jonp within i our rcmcmbrarJce; yt't strar.'je tn i: ns where to be found or, of Chief. Another nnd thr so rhich was we mean the f worn in action, in the r.f In- herstylr, and the glow of her wntiments, His physician replied, that it would be very whrn she touches the pffrctions and pasvons-i proper for him to return to his late condition, j whi 11 of the heart; as, lihc Goethe and Ros- j and suffer eyrs to be covered for a few i dependence. It was described to us, by one J srau, her psgrs arc franght with that spirit; days, until they should receive strength, or i who of; had buckled it to the herVs side, as of eloquence, which itnprcsscs they would the power of him upon hrr the seal of rapturous ;that wonderful traospoithe was in. With here a kind of 1 ano and cnlargfs cur and much reluctance he prcrailed upon to (liberalizes our mind, while it strengthens hare his eyes covered, in which condition those bonds of philanthrophy that bind us to-they kept'him in a dark room, till it was our fellow-creatures. The power of woman j proper to let the organ receive its objects recoilrction of having been in this literary is become as potent from t without any further precmution. After se- j rral Andrew Jackson, he was pleased to say have an in- in the that it was to Grerrie at Ihc of the srar. If sur-eiy not have been rocrre worthily bestowed. Up- on mentioning these circumstances to Grn- as formerly, vcral days it was tkonjht proper to unbind that he The j.-nirr.cy of the first President to the Srat of (Jovernment was one continued tri- but no where was it of so feeling n character vat the bridge of Trenton. That vas indeed a classic ground. It was there, !vi a frozen surface, that, in 1776, was a- chicvcd the glorious evtni which restored the fas-t failing fortunes of Liberty, and gave to her drooping eagles a renewed bold- er a contrast to the Chrefmun relic was al- j have been this spot in 1789, when DO longer nvorr! ci "a mercenary foe aimed against him the 6t- tal when no more beard of combat, the shoots of tbe victors, the, groans of the the trekome of thousands to Liberty's defcrvder, the heartfelt homage of freemen to the deliver- er of his countryv The President alighted from his carriage, and approached the bridge uncovered. As he passed tinder the triumphal arch, a cherub, pct-cbed amid foliage, crowhed him with laurel which wiQ r.j: dc- nc'-rr fair, Thiie seraph strainj from {NEWSPAPER! SlEWS.PA.PE.Rr   

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