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The latest date upon the stones at Pembroke And the last, which speaks for itselfis 1719. "The lapse of years, and the ruth - Here lyeth the body of the Reverend Mr. ANDREW
THOMPSON, who was born at Stonehive, in Scotland, and was
Minister of this Parish seven years, and departed this life in "ye old parish church of Kigquotan;" but
the 11 of September, 1719, in ye 46 yeare of his age, leavenough is left to the "tomb searcher," evening ye character of a sober religious man," in the inscriptions following, as he reads them. The above is followed on the tomb by a by the slanting rays of the setting sun, and long Latin inscription, which has been so hears the low winds dirging in the pines, and mutilated by some modern Goth, or Goths, the moaning and sighing of the distant waves, that it is impossible to decipher it intelligibly. to lead him to say with Blair:
We could fill pages with interesting me"The time draws on
moranda from the history of old parishes in When not a single spot of burial earth,
Virginia, but a few more, in relation to the Whether on land, or in the spacious sea, But must give back its long-committed dust
present subject, must close our article at this Inviolate; and faithfully shall these
time. Should this be received with favor, Make up the full account."
perhaps the writer may make more diligent The following coats-of-arms and inscrip
- Jefforts to rescue, from the perishing records tions, are taken from four black marble tab
of County Courts, and crumbling stones, and lets, six feet high and three wide, lying in a
family relics, materiel for the future historian field about one mile from Hampton.
of the Church, to weave into his song of her progress in our "own green forest land,” "from gloom to glory." A closer inspection of the records will doubtless enable him to trace an "unbroken succession," of parish ministers from 1621 to the present time. The following, however, is as near as can now be ascertained :-In 1664, Rev. Mr. Mallory; who was succeeded, in 1665, by Rev. Mr. Justinian Aylmere; succeeded, in 1667, by Rev. Mr. Jeremiah Taylor; succeeded, in 1677, by Rev. Mr. John Page, who left the colony about 1687; succeeded, in 1687, by Rev. Mr. Cope Doyley; in 1712, Rev. Mr. | Andrew Thompson, who died 1719; in 1731,
Rev. Mr. William Fife, who died in 1756 ; "Here lies ye body of Join NEVILLE, Esq., Vice Admi- | succeeded, in 1756, by Rev. Thomas Warral of His Majesty's fleet, and Commander in chiefe of the
rington, who died 1770; succeeded, in 1771, Squadron cruising in ye West Indies, who dyed on board ye Cambridge, ye 17 day of August, 1697, in ye ninth yeare | by Rev. William Selden, who either died, or of the Reign of King William ye third, aged 57 years." resigned, in 1783; succeeded, in 1783, by
Rev. William Nixon. The vestry-book here is defaced for some years, owing, I presume, to the fact that in the change in the Church, from that of England, to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, begun in 1783, consummated in 1787, and the first convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 1789, with Bishops presiding, of our own, this parish did not procure a minister during that period; but the following inscription, on a stone near the east entrance to the church, will show that very soon after the change spoken of above, the parish was blessed with regular rectoral services:
"Sacred to the memory of the Rev. JOHN JONES SPOON * In hope of a Blessed Resurrection, here lies the body | ER, Rector of the Church in Elizabeth City County: whe of Thomas Curle, gent.: who was born November 24, departed this life September 15. 1799, aged forty-two years." 1610. in the parish of St. Michaels, in Lewis, in the county of Sussex, in England, and dyed May 80, 1700.-When a few years are come then I shall goe the way whence I shall from the east, another bearing the following: not return. -Job 16. 22."
Departed this life. January 17, 1806, the Rev. BENJA A third inscription is as follows:
MIN BROWN, Rector of Elizabeth City Parish, aged thirtyThis stone was given by his Excellency FrANCIS NI- nine years." CHOLSON, Esq., Lieutenant and Govenour Generall of Virkinia, In memory of PETER HAYMAN, Esqr., grandson to the Rev. Robert Sevmour Sims, and August Sir Peter Hayman of Summerfield, in ye county of Kent, he was Collector of ve Customs in the Lower District of 11, 1810, they elected the Rev. George HolJames River, and went voluntary on board ye King's shippson. During the last war with Great BritShoreham, in pursuit of a pyrate, who greatly infested this voast. After he had behaved himselfe seven hours with undaunted courage, was killed wth a small shott ye 29 ants pillaged-one of its aged citizens sick day of Aprill, 1700, in ye engagement he stood next ye land infirm wantonly murdered in the arm Gouvenour upon ye quarter deck, and was here honorably interred by his order.
of his wife--and other crimes committed by
hireling soldiers, and by brutalized officers, The citizens and friends of the church were over which the chaste historian must draw a blessed with the energetic aid of the Rev. veil. The church of God itself was not spar- Mark L. Chivers, chaplain at Fortress Moned during the saturnalia of lust and violence. roe, who for several years officiated once on His temple was profaned, and His altars dese- each Sabbath in Hampton. It is not saying crated. What British ruthlessness had left too much when we assert that mainly through scathed and prostrate, was soon looked upon his efforts, the church was resuscitated. The with neglect. The moles and the bats held | present rector, the writer of this, with pleatheir revels undisturbed within its once bal- sure makes this acknowledgment. lowed courts, and the “obscene owl nestled With the zeal and energy which were and brought forth in the ark of the cove- brought to bear, the results were most favonant." The church in which our fathers rable; and on Friday morning, the 8th of worshipped, stabled the horse and stalled the January, 1830, a crowd might have been seen ox. The very tombs of the dead, sacred in wending its way to those venerable walls. A all lands, became a slaughter ground of the rude staging was erected for the prominent butcher, and an arena for pugilistic contests, actors, and on that platforın knelt a whiteA few faithful ones wept when they remem- haired soldier of the cross, the venerable Bishbered Zion, in her day of prosperity, and be- op of Virginia, his face radiant with “ faith, held her in her hour of homeless travail, and hope, and charity." The ritual of the church to their cry, “ How long. oh Lord low long!" was beard once more in that old pile, and in the following preamble, accompanying a sub- answer to the invitation, “Oh, come, let us scription list, tells the story of her woes, and sing unto the Lord, let us heartily rejoice in breathes the language of her returning hope: the strength of our salvation," there might
“Whereas, from a variety of circumstances, the soon have been heard those beautiful words: Episcopal Church in the town of Hampton, is in a
" And wilt thou, O Eternal God,
On earth establish thy abode! state of dilapidation, and will ere long moulder
Then look propitious from thy throne, into ruins, unless some friendly hand be extended And take this temple for thine own." to its relief, and in the opinion of the vestry, the In the archives of the church the event is only method that can be pursued to accomplish thus recorded: the laudable design of restoring it to the order in “Know all men by these presents, that we, which our forefathers bequeathed it to their chil- Richard Channing Moore, D. D., by Divine permisdren, is to resort to subscription; and they do ear- sion, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church nestly solicit pecuniary aid from all its friends in in the Diocese of Virginia, did consecrate to the in the full belief, that an appeal will not be made service of Almighty God, on Friday, January 8th, in vain. And hoping that God will put it into the
in the year of our Lord 1830, St. John's Church, hearts of the people to be benevolently disposed in the town of Hampton, Elizabeth City County. toward our long neglected Zion.”
In which church the services of the Protestant This bears date April 28, 1826.
Episcopal Church are to be performed agreeably A comunittee of the citizens of Hampton
to rubrics in such case made and provided. It is alwas appointed to wait on the venerable Bish- ways to be remembered, that Saint John's Church op Moore, "to solicit bis advice upon the best |
thus consecrated and set apart to the worship of manner of repairing the Protestant Episcopal .
| Almighty God, is by the act of consecration thus Church in Hampton, and beg of him his par- |
I performed, separated from all worldly and uphal
lowed uses, and to be considered sacred to the ticular aid and patronage in carrying into ef-service of the Holy and
el service of the Holy and undivided Trinity fect the same." The letter below will show
“ In testimony whereof, I have on the day and how that “old man eloquent," felt on the
year above written, subscribed my hand and afsubject. It is not among the Bishop's pub- | fixed my seal. lished letters, and is without date:
Seal.] RICHARD CAANNING MOORE." "My Dear BRETHREN :-My long confinement at The Rev. Mr. Chivers having resigned his the north prevented my reception of your letter, afternoon appointment, after officiating for until very lately; and the feebleness of my frame, sixteen years, and ministering to them in their since my return, must apologize to you for any ap- day of destitution, the Rev. John P. Bausparent neglect which has attended my reply. It man was elected Rector in 1843, and resigned will afford me the greatest pleasure to assist yon in 1845; the Rev. William H. Good was electwith my counsel in the reorganization of your ed in 1845, and continued until the close of church, and with that purpose in view, I will en 1848; and the parish remained without regular leavor to visit Hampton in a short time, of which rectoral services, until the 1st of January, you shall be duly notified, when we can converse
1851, when the writer took charge; since at large on the subject proposed for my conside
| which time an organ (the first one) las been ration. To see that temple repaired in which the l. former inhabitants of Hampton worshipped God, I put up, new, pe
put up, new pews have been added, and and to see you placed under the care of a faithfuimoney enough obtained to make permanent and indicious clergyman, will inspire my mind and comfortable repairs. If the design of the with the greatest delight. May the Almighty true friends of the church, to make it a temsmile on the proposed design, and carry it into ple in which generations to come may worfull and complete effect. Believe me, gentlemen, ship God in comfort, fail, the fault and the very affectionately, your friend and pastor, Tpunishment will lie with those who knew
RICHARD CHANNING MOORE.” | their duty and did it not."
BROODING-PLACES ON THE FALKLAND | to take care of themselves. The male bird ISLANDS.
goes to the sea for fish, and when he has satTRANSLATED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FROM THE GERMAN. isfied his hunger hurries back and takes the D Y the name of “brooding-places," the navi- place of the female, while she in turn goes in D cators of the south seas understand places pursuit of food. Even when they are changselected by various sea-fowls, where they in ing places, they know how to manage it so as common build their nests, lay their eggs, and not to leave their eggs for a moment upcovbring up their young. Here they assemble ered.
mbla ered. When, for instance, the male comes in immense masses, and in the laying out and be
ont and back from fishing, he nestles close beside the construction of these places, exhibit great female and gradually crowds her off the nest caution, judgment, and industry.
with such care as to cover the eggs completeWhen a sufficient number have assembled ly with his feathers without exposing them on the shore, they appear first to hold a con- to the air at all. In this way they guard their sultation, and then to set about executing the
eggs against being stolen by the other females, great purpose for which they have come to
which are so greedy to raise large families that gether. First, they choose out a level spot of
they seize every chance to rob the surroundsufficient extent, often of four or five acres,
|ing nests. The royal penguin is exceedingly near the beach. In this they avoid ground cunning in this sort of trick, and never loses that is too stony, which would be dangerous to their eggs. Next, they deliberate on the
often happens that the brood of this bird, on plan of their future camp, after which they lay growing up turns out to be of two or three ont distinctly a regular parallelogram, offering
different species, a sure proof that the parents room enough for the brother and sisterhood, were no honester than their neighbors. somewhere from one to five acres. One side
It is not only interesting but instructive and of the place is bounded by the sea, and is al.even touching to watclı from a little distance ways left open for entrance and exit; the the life and movements of these broodingother three sides are inclosed with a wall of places. You can then see the birds walking up stones and roots.
and down the exterior path or public proinThese industrious feathered workers first enade in pairs, or even four, six, or eight to of all remove from the place all obstacles to gether, looking very like officers promenading their design; they take up the stones with on a parade day. Then all at once, the whole their bills and carry them to the boundaries
brooding-place is in continuous commotion, a to compose the wall. Within this wall they
flock of the penguins come back froin the sea build a perfectly smooth and even foot-path
and waddle rapidly along through the narrow some six or eight feet wide, which is used by
paths, to greet their mates after this brief day as a public promenade, and by night for separation; another company are on the way the back and forward march of the sentinels. to get food for themselves or to bring in proAfter they have in this way completed | Visions.
leted visions. At the same time the cove is dark
Al their embankments on the three land wardened by an immense cloud of albatrosses, that sides, they lay out the remaining part of the
continually hover above the brooding-place, interior into equal little quadrangles, separat
| descending from their excursions or mounting ed from each other by narrow foot-paths, I into the air to go upon them. One can look crossing at right angles.' In each crossing of at these birds for hours, and not grow weary these paths an albatross builds his nest, and of gazing, observing and wondering at their in the middle of each quadrangle, a penguin, busy social life. so that every albatross is surrounded by four
ARIADNE. penguins, and every penguin has albatross on WRITTEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE four sides as neighbors. In this way the
BY E. W. ELLSWORTH. whole place is regularly occupied, and only
[Scene, part of the island of Naxng. Enter, sindry Dryads, habiled as fair young maidens adorned with flowers, and bearing in their hands
branches of trees. sea-fowl, such as the green comorant and the
RYAD: We shadowy Oceanides, 80-called Nelly.
Jove's warders of the island trees, Though the penguin and albatross live so
The tufted pillars tall and stout,
And all the bosky camp about, near and in such intimacy they not only build Maintain our lives in sounding shades their nests in very different fashions, but the Of old æolian colonnades;
But post about the neighbor land penguin plunders the nest of its friend when
In woof of insubstantial wear: ever it has an opportunity. The nest of the Our ways are on the water sand, penguin is a simple hollow in the ground, just
Our joy is in the desert air.
The very best of our delights deep enough to keep its eggs from rolling out,
Are by the moon of summer nights. while the albatross raises a little hill of earth, Darkness to us is holiday: grass, and muscles, eight or ten inches high,
When winds and waves are up at play,
When, on the thunder-beaten shore, with the diameter of a water pail, and builds The swinging breakers split and roar, its nest on the top, whence it looks down on
Then is the moment of our glory,
In shadow of a promontory, its next neighbors and friends.
To trip and skip it to and fro, None of the nests in the entire brooding Even as the flashing bubbles go. place is left vacant an instant until the eggs
Or on the bleaker banks that lie,
For the salt seething wash, too high, are hatched, and the young ones old enough | Where rushes grow so sparse and great
VOL. V.-NO. 1.-4
On ancien apleses or
With baked and barten floors between.
Who left that crock of water at my side ?
But tritle not with love, my sportful Theseus.
Unto the awe of perfect harmony? What else but sweetness tempered all one way, And looks of sociable benignity! Which when she chooseth to be all herself, She doth put on, and in the act thereof, Buch thousand graces lacquey her about, And in her smile such plenitude of joyTbe extreme perfection of the divine gods Shines affable, as, to partake thereof, Hath oftentimes set Heaven in uproar. By these, and many special instances, It doth appear, or may be plainly shown, That, of all life, affection is the savorThe soul of it- and beauty is but dross: Being but the outer iris--film of love, The fleeting shade of an eternal thing. Beauty-the cloudy mock of Tantalus; Daughter of Time, betrothed unto Death, Who, all so soon as the lank anarch old Fingers ber palm, and lips her for his bride, Buffers collapse, and straightway doth become A hideous coinment of mortality. Know this, my lord, while thou dost run from me, The tide of true love hath its hours of ebb, If the attendant orb withdraw his light; And though there be a love as strong as death, There is a pride stronger than death or love; And whether 'tis that I am royal born, Or kingly blooded, or that once I was Sometimes a mistress in my father's court, I have of patience much-not overmuchAnd thou hadst best beware the boundary. Oh thou too cruel and injurions thorn! What hast thou done to my poor innocent hand! Thou art like Theseas, thou dost make me bleed; Offenceless I, yet thou dost make me bleed. This scratch I shall remember well, my lord ! Deceiver false! deserter! ronaway! My quick-heeled slave! my loose ungrateful bird ! Where'er thou art, or if thou hear or no, Know that thou art from this time given o'er, To tarry and return what time thou wilt. It is most like that thou dost lurk not far, In twilight of some envious cave or bower. Well ir thou dost-why-lurk thy heart's content. Poor rogue! thou art not worth this weariness. I will not flutter more, nor cry to thee. Bince thou art fledged, and toppled from the nest, Go-piek thy crumbs where thou canst find them best.
Yonder I'll rest awhile, for now I see,
Yond brook, that, like a child, runs wide astray,
(Ariadne falls asleep.--Enter, the Dryads, as before. I 1st Dryad : Sprinkle out of flower bells Mortal sense entrapping spells;
Make no sound
On the ground;
Gnat nor snail
2d Dryad : So conclude. Whatever seems, We have her in a chain of dreams.
3d Dryad : As fair as foreign! Who is hore
4th Dryad : So let her sleep, and bid good morrow
1st Dryad : But, sisters, me it doth astound,
2d Dryad : Bacchus has gone to Arcady;
3d Dryad : But, cedar-cinctured sistor, say. What news has winged our Queen away?
2d Dryad : Ceres has gone to see the feast
3d Dryad : Hark! hark! I hear her rolling car. Our Queen is not so very far.
4th Dryad: Now make your facos long, I woen Here comes our sweet majestic Queen. (Enter Ceres, in likeness of a stately woman, bearing poppies and cars of wheat in ber hands, and crowned with a wreath of dowen and berries
Deres: What I loose, and chatting here at play,