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   Democratic Banner (Newspaper) - February 20, 1852, Davenport, Iowa                               DEMO 1C By WHEELERi Ittgilcmcc is tljc of JEreeiam. per MUOB, VOLUME IV. DAVENPORT, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 185.2. NUMBER 16. .A, ory. During my residence in became acquainted with a young Scotchman by the Bosweli. He wa? one of the dclud- ed mea who followed Sir George McGregor to his empire in the marshes of the Jiusqui- to Shore; for a. grand name they call it Poy- I.w not .going to mount the high horse of romance, and will therefore observe that he was not of high birth, as most of the characters io modern stories are sure to be. He was no relation to Dr. Johnson's Bos- well, nsr to theBoswolls of Auchinleck, with -Us fortunate Sir Alexander Bouncewells of Corner, famous preachers in the time of Charles I; but was in truth nothing more than the son of a small Lanarkshire .farmer. Yet. though born in humble life, .Robin Bosweli was not without visions of future glory, which, quite as often, where the liberty to hope is the birthright of all, "visit the pillow ofthe lowborn as of the nob- ler and far descended. He was-in truth a built a larger number of, those mansions without underpinnings, cal- led 'castles in the than Don Quixote relieved distressed damsels- How many_a sweet vision of beauty and loveliness, merit and daring, -were dispelled by the very un- poetical call from bis father to fold the sheep. The latter, being a plain, practical, every- day man, cared little for the aversions of the son, and the consequence was that Itob- in rin awav, and enlisted as a- volunteer in Sir George's expedition, with the promise ot becoming Earl do Bayou des Centipedes, or 'Count Riviere dcs Caymanas, in the Caciq- ery of Poyais. I shall not enter into the details of his passage to the theatre of his anticipated ex- ploits and glories. Finding on. hia disem- barkation at Angustura, that he had been made the dupe of an adventurer, as weak and drivelling as he was unprincipled and wick- he left Poyais and proceeded to the city of Montezuma. His journal, until he reach- ed that metropolis, exhibits nothing worth remarking upon; but, soon after his arrival, an incident occurred that bade fair to in- volve him in serious consequences. This nothing less than falling in love with the beautiful daughter of the ex-Conde To- baso; a prominent member of that singular- ly disinterested band of Mexican in the effervescence of patriotic zeal, threw away their fortunes, from motives nt- ration al as those which induced Uou Quisote to liberate the galley-slaves. My renders are undoubtedly aware of the many obstacles exist m old Sp.iin to the intercourse, otherwise than by stealth, of the seses, amonist the higher orders; but they uiav be told that it in perfect freedom, boundless license, compared with what is im- posed upon the patrician order in jSew .Spain, and, indeed, throughout Spanish America. In the former, intercourse, regulated indeed by absurd- oipricci, ilwujs liable tu terminated upon the wildcat and the tnoit unreasonable suspicions, is still, in some eort, .permitted; the latter country, tlie sexes seldom ,see each other till marriage tnkas place. They ore Jess together than ii, any Christian land with which 1 am acquaint- ed; less, perhaps, than in ilahominedan countries. Nevertheless, spite of manners and cus- toms, and bpics and duennas, and bolts and bars, and all that sort of thing, the enter- 'it is by no means so hazardous a business as I had supposed it.' A slight blow at a small side door, which After this amicable adjustment of a fam- ily quarrel, they all returned to the Tobasco palace, and spent the night in feasting. The i led to the sacristy, aroused the keeper, who events predicted by Juan hs'd actually taken conducted them into the chapel. At the .il-; place; the palace was tenanted by his retnin- tar stood a venerable man, whose garb be-i ers. Within ten days Capt. Bosivell and his spoke his olfice, though it was the immediate wife set out for Vera Cruz, and at that port observation of the young Scotchman that embarked for England. Arrived safely, he his eye was lighted upbyafire, holyor other-] pucrhased a beautiful villa with extensive wise, as might best suit the beholder to re-1 grounds, in Cambridgeshire, and atthe time gard it. Viewing the lovers for a moment, j 1 visited so busy in improving them with an impatience eudently kept under with l that he had no time for anything, save to re- difficulty, he j late the foregoing .Mexican adventure. 1 TTou have come hitherto be joined togeth- I er in the holy bonds of matrimony V I 'Wo answered the Caledonian. 'As a priest of the Holy Catholic Church, and as a good member of the Mexican State, Move's Eclipses. Sweet Marion Linvale! Sho was the gentlest, dearest, best beloved of old and rod as a good member of the Mexican btate, ;n ollr plcas.mt viilage of Alderton. I require to bo informed of the name, sta- 0J0 WM a favorite with the chil- tion, family and fortune of the bridegroom., dren .a jfofjjn. she could scarcely stir I should bo wanting in my duty both to n's, and then Reuben and the run. took a deadly aim Towards ylig Reuben's head, But oh! it MI bleeding shame, He made and shut his onlj he unspeakable anguish o: daughter, and h: seeing her drop Then an; And veni He drew And pli or timesJ that its very doubtful about his ever comhPo again. The brinlrops Reuben's eyes In tonis ponr-ed down. He yield} up the ghost and died, And i manner tcr Phebe, andfcwise old Captain Brown. iit down stone dead. lied young Reuben's heart, :ce crazed his brain, 'fill jacknife out J it into old Brown about fifty his melancholy and heart-rending ited the history of Reuben anc When firj I marl As Then ;Uij TheiJ i Arthurs Home Gazette.] ECWRET. w. H. CAIPEJITEK. met! Oh! 'twas a blessed day! in my calendar with white, it type of its all pure delight. I in my heart so.1" music phy, ir sunshine malted through the gray, ve's unconquerable might, And of thee at night, L only thee. Twas as a ray ily kindled in a darkened cell; I in the rock; a fountain on the plain. If love B-ings joy ineffable, [manioned oft hy exquisite pain pc more clear the waters of the well rker, being tronbled, is taeii stain. XT HOXEEB'S VOICE. BY wmis. fv mother's voice! how oft doth creep Its cadence on my lonely hours, ike henlintr sent on wings of sleep, Or dew on the unconscious flowers. I might forget her melting prayer While pleasure's pulses madly fly; But in the still, unbroken air, Her gentle tones come stealing Anil years of ii? sad maahcod flee, And leave mo at my mother's knee. a fire of enthusiasm in all hearts unknown did not think that tho circumstances called in history since the time of Peter the Hermit, for war. And within the current year, it is' His. progress through JEugl.md :mj America known that both France and England made was a series of triumphs never witnessed be- representations against the demands of llufl the people turned out wherever he ar- rived by thousands and hundreds of thous- ands all the internal party feuds were for- reprcsentations sia and Austria that the Sultan should dc liver up to their tender mercies the unfortu nate Hungarian eiiles. What the protest recollection of it. You tup your" nacknian on the shoulder very familiarly, and tell him. he is a capital fellow; and don't allow him to whip his horse-, eicept when driving to the post-office. You even ask him to take a glass of facor with you upon some chilly even- __._ A-__ !-._ tl- t.__l.L _t-l_-_ You driok to the health of bis wife, says he has no you think him a very miserable man; and givo linn a dollar, by way of consolation. 'You think all the editorials in the morn- ing papers are remarkably well whether upon your side or upon another. You think the stock- market has a very cheer- ful which you are a large to seventy-five. You wonder why yotfiiover admired Airs. Hemuns before, or ijtoddart, or any of the rest. 'You give a. pleasant twirl to your fin- gers, as you saunter along the street; and not so loud as to be 'She is is 'You wondor if Frank ever in the ovations prepared for him, and jug States.would have doae, had this inso tne leading statesmen, though differing in lent demand succeeded, we do not know. J .ultiply instai merica, he boldly proclaimed his principles trine. Modern history is full of them, am and his mission, and tho nations listened to they arc familiar to all. I repeat, that who. his voice with respectful attention and greet- we shall do in cases where we find it neces ed him as the man of tho future, as the lead- sary to pursue this method of expressing cr of freedom's next battle on the Continent, our disapprobation, is a mere question o It was not the horn they cheered for policy; and if we do nothin" hnt put oar his past struggles and sufferings, but tho selves right by this process of a disapproval apostle of liberty, who had the ear of the na- we coittpromit neUlur OUT dignity nor ou tions to act upon his eloquent advice." honor. nut our views upon record, and Who is the man who has produced such then we are Iree to act at any time thexeaf wonders? Tho European high aristocracy ter, as we please.' have called him contemptuously, a "low-horn Finding no reasonable arguments agains man, an 'editor of a newspaper, a village ithis of Gen. CASS, we think theTJni. but this low-horn editor and law-! tod States will at least protest against a sec- yer has ruled not only the Hungarian people at large, but also a great deal of the proud and rich Hungarian high aristocracy have ond Russian intervention. The farther question is, will the Unitct States, in case need, do more Kossuru, bowed themselves before the loftymoral and in several speeches, has Bxpressed his opin- intolioctual faculties of this prodigiously en- dowed and eminently edneated com- bines with the genius and ideality a mas- ter-orator, with tho enthusiasm and heroism of a noble mind, a thorough practical talent, which has enabled him to make Hungary, as ion, that the people of the United States, bj merely showing their decided will not to per- mit any further Kussian intervention, woulc probably check such interfering. In one of his speeches, he has said that if, notwith- standing, Russia should aid Austria in her long as she was not betrayed by the treach-1 battles against Hungary, then the United crous Georgey, a match oven for the com-' States must go to a war. Inhislaterspeech- Count CSJ at Harrisburg, however, he has modiftea bined forces of Austria and Russia. PULSZKY, says: this opinion by declaring, that there would the "It was Kossuth alone, who, at the time be other means than a war; for instance, when Count Louia Batthyany left Hungary Congress could abolish tha "neutrality I without the means of defence, provided for towanls that ower wMdl htts the defence of the betrayed country; when Jellachich entered Hungary, and the Arch- law saysKosswts, duke fled, and Count Louis dispaired, it was single sanction (the abolition of the ihe eloquence of Kossuth which gathered the I neutrality law) added to your protestation, people on the plains of Pakozd led them anij -ud b our own generous feelings to victory. At the time when the Hungarian ej u i i_ armies were defeated and the capital lost, I confidently to hope, that tho peo- and the country invaded from nine different pie of the United States, in their private ca- joints, and there were no arms in Hungary, pacity, would soon settle the account of all and no powder for the charge, andnosnl- oppressed nations, of all the Czara of the phur to manufacture the powder, and no mo- ,r ney to pay the soldiers, nnd no hope in the world- this is not demanded by ireasts of the it was Kossuth, who i Kesscrn's second thoughts. By substituting >y the firmness of his will and th_e raourccs and debating other demands, therefore, -rou of his mind, raised armies, and clothed them, fight not theKosSDTH doctrine, and armed them, and organized them, and ,-i j rv the eole with confidence and led but> llko a second Qmsom, nspired the people with confidence and led hem from victory to victory, till the symbol wind-mills, or tho children of your own fan- double-faced tasy. Tho New York'cotemporary of the eagle-Sew hastily from the Theiss to the Davenport Gazette is such a Dos QnixoTrE, very frontiers of L KOESDTE said, in one of his speechs at Hat- j isbnrgh, about himself: controlled the finances of CJ03 the by debating i about Quixotic expeditions, which are utter- lyinipraotioble''; forhis remark ed on the people of Hungary in the glorious entered Hossia with threeJian- perhaps olaim ao much credit ss'dred thousand greatest of er loved Nelly one half as well as you love Madge V You feel quite sure he never did. You can hardly conceive how it is, that Madge has not been seized before nowby scores of enamored men, and borne otf, like tho Sabine women in Komish history- You chuckle over your fu- ture, like a boy who has found a guinea in. groping for uirpences. You read over the marriage of the tiina when you will take her bund, and slip the ring upon her finger; and repeat after the poorer, for bet- A great deal of 'worse' there will be about it, you think.' 'Through all, you heart cleaves to that swoot image of tho beloved Madge, as light cleaves to day. The weeks leap with a bound; and the months only grow long when you ap- proach that day which is to make her yours. There are no flowers rare enough to bouquets for hcr; diamonds are too dint for bur to wear; pearls are tame. And after marriage, the weeks are even jshorter than before; yon wonder why on earth all the single men in the world do not rush tumultnously to the Altar; you loot upon them all, as a traveled uian will look upon some conceited Dutch boor, who has never been beyond the limits of hii cabbage- garden. Married men, on the contrary-, you regard as fellow-voyagers; and look upon their as they may better than none. 'You blush a little nt first telling your butcher what 'your wife' would like; yon bargain with the grocer for sugar and teas, and wonder if he luows that you are a mar- ried man You practice your new way of talk upon your oulco tell him that 'you wife' expects yon home to dinner; and are astonished that he does not stare to hear you say it! 'You wonder if tho people in the omnibus know that Madge and you are just married; and if the driver knows that the shilling you hand, to him is for 'self and You wonder if anybody was ever so happy before, or ever will be so happy again You cuter j our name upon the hotel books as and and come back to look at if any bodv else has noticed thinking that it looks remarkably well. You cannot help thinking that every third man you meet in the hall, wishes he possessed your nor do you think itvery sinful in him to wish it. You fear it is placing temptation in the way of some men, to putMadgf'a little gait- ers outside the chamber-door at night. 'Your homo, when it is entered, is just what it should be everything she wishes, and nothing more than sho wishes. The snu strikes u in the aappieit possible piano is the sweetest toned in the library is stocked to a Madge, that bia- sed wife, is and giving life to it all. To think, of her possible death, is a suffering you class with the in- tortures of tho Inquisition. You grow iwain of heart and purpose. Smiles seem made for marriage; and you wonder how ever wore them a sigh is heaved, many a heart is broken, many a Ufa is ren- dered: miserable, by the terrible infatuation rhieh parents often evince in choosing life iOmpanions for thair daughters. How i.s it OMtble for happiness to. result from inion of two principles so diametrically op- losed to each other in every point of view M irtue is to vice? And yet how oftsn ii wealth considered a better recommendation o a young man than virtue How often ii lie nnt question which is asked respecting a- tritor of a daughter, "Is he Is he rich abounds in wealth; nt does that afford any evidence that be'will roaio a kind Affectionate husband? Is lie rich? Yes, ha has thousands noat- ng on every ocean; bat do not riches 80IM- iines take winga to tnemselvei and fly nd, -will you consent that your daaghtar ball a man who has nothing to rec- miaend him but hij wealth V,   

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