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worn mariner. The dew of the night though but for a few days, the camel of before had been heavy, we therefore pitch- the desert. We always associate the ed our tent, and decided on starting, in horse with the Arab warrior, and the future, at a very early hour in the morn- horse alone; also the crooked scimitar. ing, so as to accomplish our march before Now these belong to the Syrian, and the
It was dark when we moved off, Persian, the Mameluke, and the Turk as and even cold. Your camel is impatient well. The camel is peculiar to the Arab to rise ere you are well seated on him; alone. It was on the camel that Mahomet gives a ake, too, to warm his blood, performed his flight to Medina. It was and half dislodges you ; marches rather on a white she camel that he made his faster than by day, and gives occasionally entry into that city. Seventy camels a hard quick stamp with his broad cal. were arrayed by his side in the vale of lous foot. Our moon was far in her wane. Beder. And it was on his own red She rose, however, about an hour after camel that the Caliph Omar, with his we started, all red, above the dark hills wooden dish and leathern water-bottle, on our left; yet higher rose, and paler and bag of dates, came to receive the keys grew, till at last she hung a silvery of the holy city of Jerusalem, and the crescent in the deep blue sky. I claim submission and homage of the patriarch for the traveller a love of that bright Sophronius. “Moreover, it is on a winged planet far beyond what the fixed and white camel, in a golden saddle, that the settled resident can ever know ;-the me- Moslem, who is faithful to the end, beditation of the lover, the open lattice, the lieves that he shall ride hereafter.”—Ibid. guitar, the villagers' castanets, are all in sweet character with the moon, or on her increase, or full-orbed; but the traveller
Select Biography. (especially in the East,) he loves her in
No. VIII. her wane; so does the soldier at his still picquet of the night ; and the sailor, on his silent watch, when she comes and
PAUL JONES. breaks in upon the darkness of the night Paul Jones was born and bred on the to soothe and bless him.
estate of Lord Selkirk, near Kircudbright; • Who passes the desert and says all is his father, by name Paul, a steady mebarren, all lifeless ? In the grey morn- thodical Scotchman, being head gardener ing you may see the common pigeon, to Lord Selkirk, and young Paul acting and the partridge, and the pigeon of the in a subordinate capacity in the same esrock, alight before your very feet, and tablishment, as appears from the following come upon the beaten camel-paths for story on record of father and son. In the food. They are tame, for they have not gardens were two summer-houses, correslearned to fear, or to distrust the men who ponding to each other. One day Lord pass these solitudes. The camel-driver Selkirk, during his walks, observed a man would not lift a stone to them; and the locked up in one of them, and looking sportsman could hardly find it in his heart out of the window-in the other summerto kill these gentle tenants of the desert : house, looking out of the corresponding the deer might tempt him ; I saw but window, appeared young John Paul. one ; far, very far, he caught the distant " Why are those lads confined ?” said camel tramp, and paused, and raised and Lord Selkirk to the gardener. My threw back his head to listen, then away Lord, I caught the rascal stealing your to the road instead of from it; but far a- Lordship's fruit.”
“ But there are two, head he crossed it, and then away up a what has your son done, is he too long slope he fleetly stole, and off to some guilty?” “Oh, no, please your Lordship, solitary spring which wells, perhaps, I just put him in for symmetry.” where no traveller, no human being has In this service he remained for some ever trud. Here and there you meet with years; but at length being detected in something of green,-a tree alone, or two, certain knavish tricks, which would have nay, in one vale you may see some eight entitled him to confinement in the sumor ten ; these are the acacias ; small- mer house on stronger grounds than leaved and thorny, yet kind, in that “they symmetry, he was dismissed, and followforsake not these forsaken places.” You ing the bent of a wild and ardent disposihave affections in the desert too ; your tion, betook himself to a sea-faring life, patient and docile camel is sometimes for which his habits, and the practical vainly urged if his fellow or his driver be knowledge gained by long residence near behind; he will stop and turn, and give a sea port, had fully prepared him. He that deep, hoarse, gurgling sound, by commenced his naval career as common which he expresses uneasiness and dis- sailor ; but his talents soon rendered him pleasure. It is something to have rode, conspicuous, he was appointed mate, and in these capacities made several voyages destruction than the signal for lighting to the West Indies, where he finally the trains. At this critical moment a became master of a vessel
. Soon after loud knocking was heard in the main the rupture between this country and street, and voices of alarm were heard in America, happening to be at Piscatuway, every direction. It was evident that they in New England, he was induced to were discovered, and nothing remained desert his national colours, and enlist but to commence in haste the work of under those of the revolutionists, prompted destruction, for the alarm had now become partly by a vindictive spirit, and partly general, and crowds were seen running by the predatory prospects offered by towards the piers, attracted by the lights the approaching war—at the same time which the retiring party were hastily changing his name from John Paul to throwing on board the vessels; fortunately Paul Jones.
effect, one only being seriously For this new sphere of action his en. scorched, the crews and townsmen suca terprising character and talents were ad- ceeding in extinguishing the flames before mirably adapted ; and these, added to they reached the rigging. Foiled in their his thorough knowledge of the northern attempt, the privateer's men regained coasts of England, soon brought him into their boats, and putting off, reached their notice, and pointed him out as a fit actor ship in safety. On mustering, one only in the marauding schemes then in agita- of the party was missing, and to him tion. Accordingly, in the latter part of were the people of Whitehaven indebted 1777, he was actively employed as Com. for their preservation; for, influenced mander, in fitting out the Ranger* priva- either by conscientious motives or selfteer, mounting 18 guns, besides swivels, interest, he quitted his companions when and manned with a desperate crew of 150 engaged about the harbour, and running men. In the course of the winter he put up the main street, knocked at every door to sea, and made two captures on the as he passed, roused the sleepers from European side of the Atlantic, both their beds, and calling upon them to of which were sent into a French port. rise and save their lives and property. In the month of April, 1778, he for the Having failed in this enterprize, Jones first time appeared in the neighbourhood stretched across the Solway Firth, towards of his native place, and forth with pro- the coast of Scotland, and with the early ceeded to execute a well digested plan for dawn entered the river Dee, forming the burning the town and shipping of White. harbour of Kircudbright. A little above haven. Having made the land, he cau. its junction with the sea the river widens tiously kept in the offing to avoid ob- into a sort of estuary, and here on a proservation, but at the close of evening, the montory, or rather island, where the river necessary preparations being made, he is about a mile and a half in width, stands stood in for the shore, and at midnight, St. Mary's Isle, the Castle of Lord having approached sufficiently near, his Selkirk, and here, within a short spot enboats well manned, and armed by thirty deared to him by the strongest ties and daring fellows, in deep silence pushed off earliest associations, soon after sun-rise from the vessel. A small battery com- Jones dropped his anchor, with feelings, manded the bay and entrance of the har- if we may judge from the tenor of a letter bour; it was necessary to secure this which will be mentioned in the course of before they could venture on ulterior the following narrative of that day's promeasures ; accordingly, having made ceedings, very different from those which good their landing, the party rushed upon the public gave him credit for, proving the garrison before any alarm could be that, with all his failings, his heart was given, and made them prisoners. The still susceptible of impressions which guns were immediately spiked, and every might have raised him, as much as his unthing seemed to favour the final success of justifiable deeds had hitherto lowered him, their enterprize. It was dead low water,
in the estimation of his countrymen. and the vessels were laying side by side Early in the morning, the privateer had without a chance of preservation, should been observed making her way up the the flames once get head. Little expect- river, her guns and warlike appearance ing such a visit, no watches were on the attracting much attention and curiosity, Jook out, and the inhabitants were buried for vessels of her description were seldom in sleep. In full security and confidence seen working up the intricate passage of the armed force dispersed themselves, de- the Dee. Not a suspicion was entertained positing matches ready primed amidst of her real character, but the male part of combustible on the decks and rigging.- the populat conjectured her to be a Nothing more was required for their visitor equally unwelcome a ship of
war coming up for the purpose of impress• In some accounts she is called the Revenge.
Accordingly at an early hour
(Lord Selkirk being fortunately in Lon- however, as the ship did not get under don), Lady Selkirk was informed of the weigh, fears were entertained of a second circumstance, and a request was made by visit, and Lady Selkirk lost no time in the men servants that they might absent sending off her children, and removing themselves for the purpose of concealment. whatever property was likely to become a The vessel had no sooner anchored than source of temptation, to a place of security. she was observed to dispatch an armed Her fears were fortunately groundless, and boat. The crew on landing seemed to in a few hours she had the satisfaction to have no particular object in view; and see the privateer under weigh without after remaining some time, strolling up offering further molestation. and down the country, took to their boat
( To be continued.) and returned on board. Before, however, the people had recovered from their first
The Dovelist, alarm, the boat was again observed to
No. LIII. push off, and in a few minutes a strong body of armed men landed on the beach without interruption; not as before did THE GROTTO OF ST. ODILLE, they stroll about, but, forming in regular Near Fribourg, in the Black Forest. order, marched directly to the castle, ODILLE was the daughter of Attich, which they immediately surrounded, and Duke of Alsace. She had been brought then, for the first time, a suspicion of the up in the convent of Mayenfield, and in real character of such
unexpected visitors her own mind had long resolved to devote was excited. Lady Selkirk, who, with herself to a holy life, and to take the veil. her children, were the only members One day she left the convent to visit her of the family then resident in the castle, father's court, and all the youthful knights had just finished breakfast, when she re- were deeply stricken with her beauty. ceived a summons to appear before the Soon the young and beautiful recluse officer commanding the detachment; she was surrounded by lovers, and amongst obeyed with considerable fear, which was the number was a German Prince, whose not diminished upon a nearer view of the suit the Duke approving of, his daughter visitors, whose ferocious looks, and ragged was ordered to approve of also. But dress, too plainly showed their hostile in- Odille, considering herself as already detentions; and, as it was evident that voted to a religious life, viewed the proplunder was their object, the worse might posal with horror, and knowing that her be expected in case of resistance. They father's will was to her a mandate, she were armed with every variety of weapon ; divested herself of her rich garments, and muskets, pistols, swords; and one savage- taking the habit of a wandering beggar, looking fellow bore an American toma- she reached the Rhine, and passed safely hawk over his shoulder. Two officers in a little boat to the opposite side. had the command of the party ; one of Her flight was soon discovered by the them coarse and rude in language and Duke, who sent pursuers after her in all behaviour; the other, on the contrary, directions. He himself mounted his was not only courteous and respectful swiftest steed, and by accident took the but even apologized to Lady Selkirk, re- road which Odille had just passed. The gretting the unpleasant duty in which it boatman described her so accurately, that was his unfortunate lot to appear as a the Duke felt no doubt he was close upon principal. Their first inquiry was for his daughter's steps, and with increasing Lord Selkirk : on being assured that he eagerness he now pressed on. was not in the country some disappoint- Odille had already ascended half way ment was manifested. After a short up one of the high mountains of the forest, pause, the latter officer said he must then looking down upon the Rhine, when, request her Ladyship to produce all her worn out with fatigues to which she had plate. She replied, that the quantity in been little used, she seated herself upon a the castle was very small, but what there rock, and lifting up her eyes to heaven, was should be immediately given up; and joined her hands in prayer. But preaccordingly the whole was laid before sently, startled by a distant sound of them, even to the silver tea-pot used at horses' feet, she looked around, and bebreakfast, which had not been washed out. held an approaching troop of horsemen, The officer on receiving it directed his drest in her father's colours. men to pack up every article, again apolo- She hastily arose to save herself by ra. gizing for his conduct on an occasion pid flight. Fear at first acted like wings which he called a dirty business, and then upon her nimble feet, but soon her weak taking leave, at the head of his men re- and gentle nature yielded, and she fell turned to the vessel, leaving the family exhausted upon a rock. not a little rejoiced at their escape. Still, The horsemen advancing with a rapid
pace were now near upon the spot, when
CROSS READINGS. Odille, trembling, lifted up her hands to implore deliverance from heaven. Sud. fully invited to be sold by auction by
VISITORS to the metropolis are respecte denly the rock opened! Odille entered, Messrs. Adams, at 428. to 48s. per dozen. and instantly the rock closed !
Ever anxious to prevent imposition, Presently she heard the sound of horses' feet above her, and her father's voice call. Day and Martin respectfully inform the
public that—the first number of the ing her by name. My father,” answered Odille, and ral assortment of warrants, subpænas,
Monthly Critical Gazette will be a geneAttich gazed around in mute surprise.
summonses, &c. “ Odillc,” cried he again, and he was seized with terror on hearing a second Duke of Wellington-arrived at c.
Important information. His Grace the time the voice of his daughter issuing as if from the rock beneath him.
Holmes's waggon-warehouse, Jesus? Col.
lege Lane-where he was enthroned, and persecute him who protects me," replied Odille, and she then related 'what had put in possession of_five or six bakers
—and the up-shot is not a little surpripassed. Attich now recognized the will
sing. of a superior power, and swore to respect his daughter's vow, and to build for her will be holden for the purpose of_the
University intelligence.-Congregations a convent. Upon this the rock opened, removal of 100 pipes of wine. and Odille came forth, arrayed in a gar
Letters from St. Petersburgh of the ment of celestial light. She fell into her father's arms, and besought his blessing the newly-appointed Bishop of Glouces
20th of March state, that_Dr. Bethel, and forgiveness. The rock has remained opened from ter, arrived in—the Independent Tallyho ,
Post Coach. that day, and in the grotto which had hidden Odille rises a medicinal spring, of a fine-toned piano-forte_empty casks,
Birth.—The Lady of
Esq., possessing many virtues. Numerous pilgrims and invalids make
and a variety of other effects. For parti.' visits to this sainted spot, and Saint
culars inquire of the auctioneer. Odille and her holy life, though not recorded in the page of history, are carefully EXTEMPORE LINES handed down by every family within her presiding district
On receiving a benevolent donation in an
hour of adversity, accompanied with a
request that it might never be menThe Gatherer.
tioned. " I ain but a Gatherer and disposer of other Hail! charity, celestial maid, in purest men's stuff.".--Hotton.
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