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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

AUG 2 5 1990

I would not have the sight of those I love

Inverness, now Darien, in the county which still Too weil.--ev'n at this solemn hour, too well, retains the name of McIntosh. This John More Disturb ng soul's communion with the blest i McIntosh was the same who originated and was the Jy brother,--sob not so !

tirst signer of tlie prote-t made liy the colonists to

the Board of Trustees in England, against the inDIEGE

troduction of African slaves into Georgia. Of his Shed not the wild and hopeless tear

sons and grandsons, seren bore comissions in Upon our parteil brother's bier; With heart subdued and steadfast ere,

the American Army of the Revolution. Of Oh, raise each thought to yonder sky!

these, Major Lachlan Melutoh Wits the father

of our autior. He combined the di-similar proAching brow and throbbing breast

fessions on the law and of arms. His standing as In the silent grave shall rezt;

a lawyer was ligh in his native site, and alter But the cliniging dust in vain

the war of the Revolution, political lionors were Weaves around the soul its chain.

often thru-t mon liin, and liis pen was often Spirit, quit this land of tears,

employed in detenc ut le mon.rns of lois porty. Ilear the song of roli,:103;

He was admired for lus social qualities, and his Shall our wild and selfi- prayers

warm heart and conversational talents are still Call thee back to mortal cares?

rememberel. lle was married to an accomSainted spirit! fare thee well!

plished lady, wno united great energy of character More than mortiil tongue can tell

io purely feminine traits. Major Ventosh reIs the joy that eren now

sided atter the Revolution in the village of SunCrowns our blessed martyr's brow!

bury, forty miles south of Savannalı, on the sea

coast of Georgia, where our author was born. In a Euphas.

Paulus, arise! We must away. Thy father's wrath

reminiscence of this spot shie thus recorris her Pauius.

Oh, peace!

impressions of its scenery. “ Sunbury Wits beauMy Miriam,--speak to us!—she doth not stir!

tifully situated about five miles from the occan, Euphas. Blethought I saw her ridgiets more!

on a bold frith or arm of the sea, siniching up First Christian.

Alirs!

between St. Catherine's I-land o:1 the one sido Twas but the breeze that lifted those dark locks! and the main land on the other, foruning, appa. They never will wave niore.

rently, the horns of a cre cent, at the base of Euphas.

It cannot be!

which the town stood. It was a beautiful spot, Let me but look upon her face !-Oh, God!

carpeted with the short-kared Bermuda grass, Death sits in that glazed eye!

and shaded with oak, cedar, locust, and a tower. First Christian.

Aye, while we su! ing tree, the Pridle of India. It was then the Her father's dirge-across the young and fair summer resort of all the neighboring gentry, who I saw death's shudiler pass.. Nay, turn not pale. went thither for the sea air. Within the last Borne on the solemn strain, her spirit soared

twenty years it has lost its character for health, Vost peacefully on high. Chastened ye are

and is now a desolate rnin; put the hearts of And bi imel by sorrow to your holy task.

those who grew up in its shades still cling to the Arise, and in your youthful memories

memory of its loveliness; a recollection which
Treasure the end of innocence.-Away,
Beneath far other skies, weep-if ye can-
The gain of those ye loved.
Euphas

Lift this frir dust-
My brother! speechless, tearless grief for her
Who listeneth for thy prag'rs?
Paulus

My mind is dark.
The faith which she bequeathed must lighten it.
Come forth, and I will scarn.-Oh, Miriam!
Can thy bright fuith e'er comfort gricilike ininc!

MARIA J. MCINTOSII. Miss MCINTOSII, the anthor of a series of fictions, characterized by their truthfulness and happy style, is the descendant of a Scottish family, which came among the first retilers to Georgia. llor ancestors in Scotland were distinguished by the handling of the storil rather than the pen, thonghi an uncle of her grandfather, Brigailier Gencral Wilhan McIntosh, wlio led the lighland troops in the rising of 1715, during & fifteen years' imprisonment in tho Castle of Edinburgh, where ho dicil, wrote a treatise on " Inclosing, Fallow. ing, and Planting in Scotland." With fortunes greatly diminished by the adherence of his family to the Startą, lier great-grandfather, Capt. Jolin Moro McIntosh, with one hundred adherents Bailed from Inverness, in 1735, for the colony of exists as a bond of union between them, which Gcorgin, and landing on tho banks of the Alnin- no distanco can wholly sover. Its senl, still green unha, named the place at which thcy settled New I and benutiful ns over, is occasionally visited by a

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solitary pilarim, who goes thither with something | illustration of some moral sentiment. In Blind of the tender reverence with which he would Alice it was the lappiness springing from the visit the grave of a beloved friend."

exercise of lienevolence; in Jessic Grahame, the In Sunbury, at an academy, which dispensed love of truth; in Florence Arnott, the distinction its favors to pupils of both sexes, Viss Mcintosh between true generosity and its counterfeit; in received all of her education for which she was Grace and Clara, the value of the homely quality indebted to schools;* and there the first twenty of justice; and in Ellen Leslie, the influence of years of her life were spent. After that time her temper on doinestic happiness. In 18H, Conjsome having been broken up by the death of her quest and Self-Conquest, and Woman an Enigma, mother, she pissed much of her time with a were published by the llarpers. In 1845, tho married sister, who resided in New York, and sarne publishers Vrought out Praise and Prin. afterwards with her brother, Capt. Jaines ».ciple, and a child's tale called The Cousins. Her McIntosh of the U. S. nary, whoje family 11:10 next work, To Seem and to Be, was published in ai-o removed to that city. In 18:3:), Jiss 1816 by the Appletons, who, in 1817, republished McIntosh was induced to sell her property in Aunt Kitty's Tales, collected from the previous Georgia, and invest the proceels in New York. editions into a single volume. In 1818, the same The invest:nent proving injudicious, she was house published Charms and Counter Charms, dependent on her friends or her pen. Sle and the next year, Domalılson Junor, a colleccharacteristically chose the independence and tion of articles written at various times for intellectual developinent of the latter. Her first magazines, and strung together by_8 slight thought w.ts to translate from the French. thread. In 1830, was brought out Woman in frien advised her to attempt a juvenile series of America, the only purely didactic work the publications, which shoulıl take the place in moral anthor has pulished. In 1853, appeared The ecience which the popular “ Peter Parley” books Lifty and the Louly, a picture of the life of the had taken in matters of fact, and suggested slave and the master, in the southern portion of " Ant Kitty" as a noin de plume. The story of the United States. Binil Alice was ilccordingly written in 18:38, but In England, Miss McIntosh's books have enjoyed did not find a publisler till 1811. Its success led a good reputation, with a large popular sale. They to a second, Jessio Grahome, which wils followed were first introduced by the eminent tragedian, in quick succession !! Florence Arnolt, Grace Mr. Macready, who, having obtained Aunt Kitty's and Clara, and Ellen Leslie. Each of these Tales in this country to take home to his child. little works was designed for the inculcation and ren, read them himself on the voyage, as he

afterwards wrote to a friend in this city, with • A few notes before us, from the pen of "fas JeIntosh such pleasure, that soon after his arrival in Loncontain a sirunir to the memory of this head master of don he placed them in the hands of a publisher, Sunbury. - lle was an Irixi Grutlan--an epithet which he marked as quite distinct froin that of a Grulle man from

who reproduced them there. The author's other Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Antrim : books have been published in England as they Presbyterian disine. yet not in early life after a very strict model. lle would indeel then, have answered Addison's de

made their appearance in America, and in the mands well, being quite willing to arail himself of tbe elo competition for uncopyrighted foreign literature, quence of th: cla-sics of the pulpit while he could take a by more than one London publisher; though with hand rearlily: cirlerin bach anion-Sir Roger de Corerler's special requisition or in whist. In his latter years, houerer, the liberty of occasionally changing the name. for he has jasad away froin earth. he became an earnest and sincere Chrisiar minister, aod might liars said to many of his

THE BROTITERS; OR, IN TITE FASIHTOX AXD ABOVE TI orier, I was in labors inorc abundant.' unsurpassed. Taught in the niceties of his own language and of the dal languages, as fett Imerican scholars of that day “Some men are born to greatness-some achieve were, he seemed especially gifted for the communication of knowledge to others. On his first arrival iu this country ho

greatness—and some have greatness thrust upon had resided in Alexandria, and had unght in the fami'i of

them." Henry Manning belonged to the second of General Wa-hington, as he was proud of reinteinbering Whea these three great classes. The son of a mercantile he came to Georvin lie inarri d ;-there he continned te lire,

adventurer, who won and lost a fortune by speculaand there he died at a very nilvanced age, nearly, if not quite, a hundred. Even to the last year of his life he would bare de

tion, he found himself at sixteen years of age called tected an inperfect concord or false prosimly. When be was a on to choose between the life of a Western farmer, teacher, the barbarous age of the rod and the firule still con

with its vigorous action, stirring incident, and rough tinued, and the boy's of his school sometimes complained that they were made to expiate by their application, not their own

usnge—and the life of a clerk in one of the most faults only, Lint also those of their dair coinpanions, who were

noted establishments in Broadway, the great source of course evi'mpted from such punishments. To those who and centre of fashion in New York. Žir. Morgan, showed any interest in study, he was kind and indulgent To

the brother of Jfrs. Manning, who had been recalle mrsell ho scarcely offered any constraint permituing me often to choose my studies and prescribe ny own lessons. The from the distant West by the death of her husband, natural dislike of a viracious girl to plod crer and ever in ono and the embarrassments into which that erent had beaten track, whilo boys, who were not always brighter than herself, wire leaving her to penetrato into the hizber myste

plunged her, had obtnined the offer of the latter siries of science, he stimulate i rather than repressed, producing

tuation for one of his two nephews, and would take thus an emulation, which gure a lealthy impulse to both parties the other with him to his prairie-horne. I remember often to hure heard Dr. McWhir-for this was

"I do not ask you to go with me, Matilda," he the name of the master-say, that this rivalry had done more for his school than a dozen rods, and I am quiie sure that with

said to his sister, “because our life is yet too wild 11 there mingled no bitterness for some of those lads have and rough to suit a delicate woman, reared, as you been among ihe best friends of my life. The peculiar training have been, in the midst of luxurious refinements of such a school must of course have exercised do small Indu. ence on the mental characteristics. It perhaps enabled me to

The difficulties and privations of life in the West oxerciso more really tho solf-rullanco necessary when thrown fall most henvily upon woman, while she has little on my own resources,-set it nevor inclined me for a moment of that sustaining power which man's more advento the vaparies of those who stand forth as the champions of

turous spirit finds in overcoming difficulty and cop women's rights. Ble who best understood the nature lle had forined, as Igned to woman a position of subjection and de. ing with danger. But lct mo have one of your pendonc., and I consider the noblest risht to be, the right Intelligently to obey Jlis laws. In that ubudlonco lo funnd, doubtless, iho highost bonor of inan or woman."

• From tho Evenings at Dunaldson Manor, VOL 11.-28

As a teacher he was

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