For the Miscellany.

ality, which are sweeping, like a fierce torna

do, over every portion of our land, and crushBY MRS. C. I. PARLIMAN.

ing to earth thousands, who are endowed with

noble intellect, and tens of thousands, who, Fashion, the most despotic and finveterate but for the maddening bowl." would have tyrant of mankind, is but another name for

been the ornament of every society; the pride pride, by which both men and angels have fallen. It is a fell, though licensed fiend, gone **

and joy of many a home, now dark and desoforth into the midst of every society, crushing" to earth thousands of unhappy victims, who im

Among womankind, we are proud to say, molate themsel es upon its unholy altar. Yet,

have ever been found deeds of deep devotedthe murderer is fostered and best defended by

ness and noble generosity, while truth, piety him from whom it has cruelly torn some near and love, have encircled them with a spirit-haand dear friend, or by him who is already en.

lo, which seemed the smile of deity over a sinchained in its fearful influence ; and we, who darkened earth. Among them, also, are found boast of being a " free and happy natiion," deeds which would shame an infuriated demon, wear with pleasure, the shackles, and bow and cause the stoutest hearts to shudder with down in base servility, at the footstool of fash-terror and disgust. We wonder not that the ion.

ancients represented the graces and furies as Fashion has ever proved but a hated basilisk,

females. which lives only to destroy. She has set her

Many there are, who, bound by the ties of seal of approval upon some of the darkest fraternal and sisterly love, forgetful of self crimes which blot the pages of history; while and self-interest, are striving to alleviate the woman has smilingly trode, a willing victim in

sorrows and miseries of those around them. its unholy career. In dress, in society, in con

| Lofty intellects, noble hearts and generous duct, in speaking, and even in thinking, fash

means, are now united to carry on the great ion is her oracle, and she obeys with implicit

work of moral and intellectual reformation, confidence, its fickle and heartless mandates.

which, we trust, will never cease, until the There are those, (nor are they few,) who

smile of happiness shall irradiate every counare never heard to express an opinion upon a

tenance overshadowed by a single cloud, And subject of any importance; never confront

shall we be the last to rise in rebellion against crime or error, however dark or degrading its a merciless tyrant? shall we be the last to pay character, if found in the fashionable walks of our devoirs at the shrine of virtue, wisdom society. They dare not say they havs a soul, and temperance ? Sisters, we have long slum through fear that souls should become unfash- / bered by the watch-fires of our own happi. ionable. Such persons are, and should be des

ness, until those rays which once shed such a pised and pitied, by those who possess intellect

cheering and hallowed influence around, have and judgment, and fear not to use them.

become dim; nay, in many instances totally It may well be said of woman, as of one of

extinguished. Let us arouse into action the old—“she is not dead, but sleepeth"--and she giant ene

giant energies of the soul-shake off those waits but the voice of some master-spirit, ere

baleful influences which everywhere surround she will, phenix-like, rise from her former

us, and which would keep us grovelling in ig. self, and march onward in the glorious contest

norance, not to say vice; and press onward in of mind. The aurora of a brighter day has

the noble cause of relieving and elevating smiled upon the world, and everywhere do we

those upon whom fortune and the fates may see the shackles of custom fast falling off; and

not have smiled as kindly as upon ourselves.

| Let us, linked hand in hand, and heart respond. woman dares to step forth and assist her own "proud nobility of soul,” b..-ndeavoring to el

ing to heart, step boldly forth, and strive to evate the standard of morals and intellect,

redeem our sex from the foul, but alas! we high above the petty thraldom of fashion, or

fear, too true imputations which are charged

upon them. Let our aim be high, our actions glitter of paltry gold, by raising her voice in

I noble, generous and virtuous, and though staying the wee of memperance and staying the tide of intemperance and immor

more "Doomsd o'er tho sea of life to bear our sail,

And brave the buffet of each varying gale : so as to preserve the feathers uninjured; the
Let science, light, and virtue's holy ray, | next is to melt down the fat and pour it into
Beam'o'er our path, and cheer our wand'ring way, | bags formed of the skin of the thigh and legs,
Point with their wand, and urge each heart to claim
The mead of glory and the wreath of fame.

strongly tied at the lower end. The grease of Guide through the scenes of time, and close at last, an ostrich in good condition fills both its legs; A life of joy in every virtue past.”

and as it brings three times the price of com-| HANOVER, 1853.

mon butter, it is considered no despicable parti

of the game. It is not only eaten with bread, OSTRICH CATCHING.

and used in the preparation of kooskoos, and

other articles of food, but the Arabs reckon it For the following particulars relative to the a valuable remedy in various maladies. In ! Il habits of the ostrich, and the various modes of rheumatic attacks for instance, they rub it on!

taking it, we are indebted to a gentleman who the part affected till it penetrates thoroughly; ! spent many years in Northern Africa and col. then they lay the patient in the burning sand, || lected these details from native sportsmen, his with his head carefully protected. A profuse principal informant Abd-el-Kader-Mohammed. perspiration comes on and the cure is complete.

ben Kaddour, a nim rod of renown thro ghou In billious disorders the grease is slightly : 1l the Arab tribes of this region.

| warmed, mixed with salt, and administered as The Arab country comprises the northern a potion. It acts thus as a powerful aperient, skirts of the Saharah Desert, where water and and causes great emaciation for the time ; but herba re are plentiful in comparison with the the patient, say the Arabs, having thus been i arid plains of the center. Throughout this relieved from all the bad humors in his body, region ostriches may frequently be seen

afterwards acquires robust health, and his sight travelling in pairs, or in companies of 4 or 5 becomes singularly good. The flesh of the couples; but where there has been a recent ostrich dressed with pepper and meal, forms fall of rain, one is almost sure to find them the supper of the sportsman. grazing together in large numbers, appearing at a distance like a herd of cainels. This is


HORN. a favorable opportunity for ostrich hunting, | especially if the weathər is warm ; for the A manufactory has been established in Paris

greater the heat, the less vigor the birds have for the construction of a variety of ornamenfor prolonging the chase. It is well known, tal articles with this substance. The gelatine that, though the ostrich cannot raise itself into is usually obtained from bones, by treating them the air, it is nevertheless so swift of foot, that with a weak solation of muriatic acid, and is it cannot be fairly run down by the horses of afterwards tanned by the common process, as | the region, which, in an emergency, are known in making leather. Upon becoming hard and to run one hundred and eighty miles in a single dry it assumes the appearance of horn or torday. An ostrich hunt is therefore undertaken toise shell, and is employed for the same purby at least ten horsemen together, who, being poses of those natural productions. It is sof apprized of the spot where a large group are ened by being boiled in water with potash, feeding, approach with extreme caution, and when it may be formed into any shape and the form a cordon around them. To prevent the figure moulded. In the soft state it may also birds from escaping from the circle thus formed be inlaid with silver, gold or other metals, and is all they attempt, and it requires their utmost it may be streaked with various colored materidexteri y. The terrified creatures run bither als, so as to resemble the finest and most beau. I and th ther, and not managing their breath as tiful woods. It is probable that this substance they v ould in an ordinary pursuit, they at will be brought very extensively into use, on lengti become exhausted, and betray it by flap- account of its elegance and cheapness.-Scienping i neir wings. The sportsmen now fall de- American. liberately upon them, and either lead them away alive, or fell them with a blow upon the P When ill reports are spread of you, lire head. Their first care is to remove the skin, so that nobody may believe them.

COURTSHIP AMONG THE BRETON little ones under hör wings.' Again the bren. PEASANTRY. .

taer departs; he returns with the grandmother.

'I cannot find your dove.' he says, but I The village tailor in Brittainy, performs a have found an over ripe apple ; and an apple most important part ; and as he is generally wrinkled by the sun and in the wind, that 'has the poet, so is he frequently selected as the

hung a long time on the tree among the leaves;

put it into your pocket, and give it to your negotiotor of the rustic marriages of the dis- | pigeons to eat, and he will mourn no more:': trict. When the preliminaries have been ar- I want not your ear of corn, n:r your wrinranged, the tailor-then called the “baz valan,' kled apple, but my little dove, and seek her I

will.' or 'the messenger of love, from the young man

| Good heavens! have patience friend, 'reto his fiancee, proceeds to the residence of the plied the young lady's advocate, your little parents of the latter, bearing with him a branch dove is not lost; she is well taken care of in of broome in his hand, as a symbol character- my chamber, in cage of ivory, with bars of gold

and silver : so gay, so sweet, so beautiful, my istic of his mission. Here he is introduced to

on. Here he is introduced to little dove !' the brentaer, or advocate or defender on the At length after this long delay the part of the young girl, whose duty it is to baf. trothed is produced. The father of the family fle the importunity of the lover's missionary as

also makes his appearance and, brings a horse's

girth ; while he fastens this rude appendage, long as possible. The baz-yalan after the usu

the brentaer sings an appropriate, but by no al courtesies of greeting, replies to the bren- means delicate song. taer respecting the purpose of his visit, and in-1 Other ceremonies and songs follow, and it forms him that a certain pigeon and a beantiful

is long after the ceremony is concluded before white dove were wont to consort together, but | parts of Brittainy, in Leon, for example, the

the exactions on the wedded pair cease.. In the latter having been scared away by a spor- bride and bridegroom are the subjects of the row hawk, he is now seeking for her in every |'sete of the cupboard,' a piece of furniture of direction. The brentaer replies, 'that he has

description being presented to them as a

I dagift. It is commonly made of walnut seen neither dove nor pigeon.'

tree, highly polished and ornainented: Deco. Young man, you lie,' responds the baz val. orated with garlands, it is onveyed to the house an, rather unceremoniously; our people beheld of the newly inarried couple, in a car drawn by the white dove in her flight, descend into your

horses, whose manes and tails are adorned

with glittering ribbons. The mistress of the very orchard.'

house covers the cupboard with a linen cloth, The brentaer still denies all knowledge of upon which she places two piles of pancakes, the lost one ; upon which the messenger of the a jug of wine, and a drinking cup. The oldest young man declares that his pigeon will sure

member of the family of the husband fills the

cup, and presents it to the eldest of the parents ly die, and that he must depert to seek the

of his bride. After still further ceremonies, all dove elsewhere.' 'Stop, friend,' the other re present partake of the wine and eatables, and plies, 'I will go and search the house ; perhaps

the cupboard, amid the cheers of the assembled I may find yonr white dove.'

guests, is placed in the most conspicuous place

in the mansion. The day after the marriage He retires, and shortly returns with a little

the poor of the parish, or rather the mendicant girl.

wait upon the bride and bridegroom, and diNo, no, that is not my dove ; yet charming vide the remnants

vide the remnants of the marriage feast. The

| young wife with her petticoats tucked up atlittle flower, if my pigeon were a drop of dew,

tends upon the females, and her husband upon he would descend upon thee! then after a the main portion of their guests. At the conpause, he adds, 'I shall ascend to your granary clusion of the repast the husband offers his arm perhaps she has entered it in her flight.'

to the most respectable of the women and his Wait a while, friend,' says the brentaer;

wife, following his example, gives her hand to

the best dressed beggar, and the entertainment and returning, he again returns with the mis. ends with a dance and a song. The latter, Le tress of the house, 'I have been into the grana-Chout des Pauvres,' is dressed in most part in ry,' he cries; 'I could not find your dove, only

praise of the newly constituted mistress of the house, who is extolled as the most beautiful

creature in the parish ; as amiable, as pretty, "As many grains as have the ear of corn,' re- with feet light as those of the fawn, and eyes plies the young man's advocate, 'go should my bright as two drops of dew.- From an article white dove, when seated in her nest, have of

el in Tait's Magazine.


for the Miscellany, manifest that a ruling spirit was in action-the LOUIS KOSSUTH.

Magyar youth was at work. Rotten-hearted BY PARKER EARLE.

despotism felt the revolutionizing potentiality

of that Political Genius. His radical philosoThat spirit of progression which is the life phy and sagacious statesmanship disturbed the of nature and the vitality of her being, when dark surface of Empire's sea. Bright flames associated with thought, becomes the crown-leapt upward as an exponent of the fires withing glory of humanity and finds true expres-in. It was evident that Austrian policy could sion in its developed manhood. Great men not operate and Kossuth be free, and the red are the representatives of universal ideas, and hand of its vengeance was uplifted against him. the world's master geniuses are characteristic ! As he walked musingly on the fortress ot Bu. of its mighty spirit. The man who centres in Ida-the silver moon riding in the star-paved himself the lofty and ennobling thoughts of etherial, and the rushing Danube flowing its an age, and gives practical expression to its liv- blue waves at his feet-he thought of the op- ! ing principle, becomes truly humanity's gui

pressions which degraded his Fatherland. Nading star. Such a man is Louis Kossuth.

|ture around rested in the dignity of freedom; || The spirit of the present age in the majesty

the free night winds breathed a spirit of liberof a self-conscious power above the conservatism of the past, proclaims the innateness of

ty on his brow; the bright stars rolling in ceits right, the truth of its idea, the virtue of its |

| lestial majesty chimed the melody of its mu- !|

sic ; and the incense of a true heart ascended strength, and tokens from the action of the present, a glory-ray of hope—the dawning of

to heaven-a prayer for man's emancipation a brighter day. Kossuth as the fearless ex

went up to the ear of God. And while the pounder and eloquent advocate of its princi- sighing breeze bore on the plaintive echo, the ples, becomes not only the guiding genius of emissi

dine venius of ernissaries of tyranny dragged him to a dun. Hungarian destiny, but the master-spirit in the geor

geon-tomb. But the mildew of Austrian pris. grand drama of universal emancipation.

ons could not chill that fearless soul nor damp

the ardor of its fame. For in the loathsome Whether we contemplate Kossuth in the

solitude this philosopher of humanity masterpurity of childhood's dreaming innocence,

ed the sublime science of political liberty and when Embryo genius began to burn with a

Truth, and gave a lasting impetus to that sensation, as he says,of “something nameless," in bis breast, or see him come forth from ob

stream which will ere long roll the waves of scurity to save his country from civil slaughter

righteous desolation over the triune dynasty of by dispelling the wild delusion which pervaded

the North, and cloud her fallen grandeur in a the masses when the dark destroyer hung his

deeper darkness than the midnight of her dun. death mantle in her sky; or whether we regard him with admiration as he enters the are- Emerging from this chamber of death, Kos. na of political combat—the day-dawn of his tri-suth gave practical expression to his burning umph-and commences to disentomb froin the thoughts. He stood before the world in all shadowy labyrinths of the past and the Cim-| the moral grandeur of himself. He came merian darkness of the present despotism, forth the fearless Champion of progressive Re. those principles of freedom and constitutional form—the eloquent advocate of a humanity rights which the young star of Hungary shone rising to life. His election as the people's repforth on Europe's ancient night, we see equal.resentative gave new vitality to the slumbering ly manifest the character of that mighty spirit nationality of Hungary and impulsed to a nowhose pulsations in our age thrill the national ble destiny the latent life of European Repubheart of Empires, and are shaking down the licanism. The influence of the matchiess dedynasties of modern absolutism with the fiat of bater, the intuitive politician, and the spiritTruth's omnipotence.

stirring orator shook the citadel of Austrian Kossuth's election to the Hungarian Diet Absolutism with volcanic power as he comwas an era in the history of civil freedom. menced that series of reforms which elevated That mighty heart beat not unfelt. It was five millions of people from the vassalage of


tyranny, to the rank of nature's royalty-the fading lines of history; yet there has never station of freemen.

been a time when eternal principles have ceas. Kossuth was almost the heart and brain of ed to operate. “Principles never die—Truth Hungary. The energies of his mighty mind is immortal." Progression is an attribute of sent the electric spark of liberty rushing thro'universal being—the essence of its breathing the national nerves of Magyar-land; the puls. /life--he spirit of its power. | ations of his spirit quickened their life blood Though the Russian North has rolled the i in burning currents, which returned the echo ocean-wave of death over the patriot's Fathering response of Freedom's will.

land, yet justice holds the fires of retribution The declaration of Hungarian independence in calm reserve, waiting the signal trump. -that mighty resolve of National right; and Though the tide of revolution has ebbed in the maintenance of political dignity against calm, and despotism makes a dying struggle the crushing weight of despotic alliance, was for supremacy; though the star of European | a sublime spectacle unequalled in the drama Liberty shines faintly through the gathering of emancipation. The spirit of civil liberty storm-cloud; yet the great heart of her strength had slumbered for ages in the gloom. When beats hopefully at the move of the Magyar's the storın of revolution swept through the sky, exiled Chief. The Hungarian genius “ waits its meteor-light was but the red dawning of a at the vestibule of the Temple of Freedom, bloodier future, and no calm spot of freedom's stirs the fires on her altar, lights the sacrifice, quietude was seen in their cloud-darkened firm-/ and waits the time of action." ament. But when the genius of the Hungarian Again the crisis is approaching. The pent Washington broke the spell-bound races from up flames are beginning to burst forth. The their restless quiet, the continent arose like a mighty contest between Liberty and Monarchy slumbering Apollo, shaking the mildew of des. must soon commence. The crowning scene potism from its long chained limbs. The voice in the grand panorama of Political History is of freedom struck wildly on the people's ear,

about to pass before us. The star of Manand awoke the latent energies of their nature

hood's Empire casts its glimmering rays thro' like the spirit breathings of celestial fire. The

eastern clouds—the halo of its glory is seen. genius-lit flames of revolution sprung up

Here is the play of Kossuth's acting. The through Western Europe, blazing the darkness

stage is Europe ; the scenery is the drear and of the past away. Destiny seemed unveiling

languid desolations of tyranny in the forea glorious page. Like the overshadowing

ground, and vales of harmonious quietude and I presence of the Highest Majesty Aaming on, peace in perspective; the music is the thunder

Sinai's mount, the Angel of liberty roused the swelling victory-shout of hopeful millions; the nations to action by his resounding war-cry. au

auditory—creation. But though hope hung her mantle in the sky, The great advocate of truth na

The great advocate of truth has been in our tokening a brighter future, the star-wreathed land pleading for outraged humanity. We crown of triumph was not yet to be worn. have heard the plaintive yet hopeful voice. The cold hand of the North touched the glow. What has been the effect? What shall we ing watch-fires; the sea of sweeping revolu- do? Is it an international law, that we must tion lulled in calm, and the wail of mourning not interfere to prevent international robberyarose from the world.

| barbarian outrage-felonious butchery? Shall The destiny of Republicanism in Europe is we stand aloof from the scene, coolly exulting a problem in the book of humanity for the in the prerogative of being indifferent spectamathematical acumen of American patriotism tors, while the sacred precincts of manhood are to solve. Shall Kossuth or the Aulocrat pre-l invaded by ruthless banditti-domestic immuvail? Progression and hope, say the former.nities taken away-and Life, Liberty and There is an immortal principle which has ever Truth sacrificed on the smoking altar of Autooperated through all stages of society-the de-cratical ambition? We are the arbiters of the velopment of the idea of civil freedom. Tho' world's freedom; we hold the keys of its desthere has sometimes seemed a retrogression; tiny. Our nation--the empire-star of civilizathough darkness has hung gloomıly along the I tion--the cynosure of the world's hope-the

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