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Some say the people's fond o’this, or thet, or wut

you please, I tell ye wut the people want is jest correct idees ; « Old Timbertoes," you see, 's a creed it's safe to

be quite bold on, There's nothin' in't the other side can any ways

git hold on; It's a good tangible idee, a sutthin' to embody Thet valooable class o' men who look thru brandy

toddy ; It gives 'a Party Platform, tu, jest level with the

mind Of all right-thinkin', honest folks thet mean to go

it blind ; Then there air other good hooraws to dror on ez

you need 'em, Sech ez the ONE-EYED SLARTERER, the BLOODY

BIRDOFREDUM; Them's wut takes hold o’ folks thet think, ez well

ez o' the masses, An' makes you sartin o' the aid o' good men of all

classes.

There's one thing I'm in doubt about; in order to

be Presidunt, It's absolutely ne’ssary to be a Southern residunt; The Constitution settles thet, an' also thet a feller Must own a nigger o’some sort, jet black, or brown,'

or yeller. Now I haint no objections agin particklar climes, Nor agin ownin' anythin' (except the truth some

times), But, ez I haint no capital, up there among ye, may

be, You might raise funds enough fer me to buy a low

priced baby,

An' then, to suit the No’thern folks, who feel

obleeged to say They hate an'cuss the very thing they vote fer

every day, Say you're assured I go full butt fer Libbaty's dif

fusion An' made the purchis on'y jest to spite the Insti

tootion ; But, golly! there's the currier's hoss upon the

pavement pawin'! I'll be more 'xplicit in my next.

Yourn,

'BIRDOFREDUM SAWIN.

[We have now a tolerably fair chance of estimating how the balance-sheet stands between our returned volunteer and glory. Supposing the entries to be set down on both sides of the account in fractional parts of one hundred, we shall arrive at something like the following result:

.

B. SAWIN, Esq., in account with (BLANK) GLORY. Cr.

Dr. By loss of one leg, 20 To one 675th

three
do. one arm,

15 cheers in Faneuil
do. four fingers,
5 Hall,

30 do. one eye,

10

do. do. on " the breaking of six

occasion of presenribs,

6 tation of sword to having served under

Colonel Wright,

25 Colonel Cushing one

one

suit of gray month,

44 clothes (ingeniously

unbecoming), 15
musical entertain-.
ments (drum and
fife six months), .

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It would appear that Mr. Sawin found the actual feast curiously the reverse of the bill of fare advertised in Faneuil Hall and other places. His primary object seems to have been the making of his fortune. Querenda pecunia primum, virtus post nummos. He hoisted sail for Eldorado, and shipwrecked on Point Tribulation. Quid non more talia pectora cogis, auri sacra fames ? The speculation has sometimes crossed my mind, in that dreary interval of drought which intervenes between quarterly stipendiary showers, that Providence, by the creation of a money-tree, might have simplified wonderfully the sometimes perplexing problem of human life. We read of bread-trees, the butter for which lies ready-churned in Irish bogs. Milk-trees we are assured of in South America, and stout Sir John Hawkins testifies to water-trees in the Canaries. Boot-trees bear abundantly in Lynn and elsewhere; and I have seen, in the entries of the wealthy, hat-trees with a fair show of fruit. A familytree I once cultivated myself, and found therefrom but a scanty yield, and that quite tasteless and innutritious. Of trees bearing men we are not without examples; as those in the park of Louis the Eleventh of France. Who has forgotten, moreover, that olive-tree, growing in the Athenian's back-garden, with its strange uxorious crop, for the general . propagation of which, as of a new and precious variety, the philosopher Diogenes, hitherto uninterested in arboriculture, was so zealous? In the sylva of our own Southern States, the females of my family have called my attention to the china-tree. Not to multiply examples, I will barely add to my list the birchtree, in the smaller branches of which has been implanted so miraculous a virtue for communicating the Latin and Greek languages, and which may well, therefore, be classed among the trees producing necessaries of life,venerabile donum fatalis virgo. That money-trees existed in the golden age there want not prevalent reasons for our believing. For does not the old proverb, when it asserts that money does not grow on every bush, imply a fortiori that there were certain bushes which did produce it? Again, there is another ancient saw to the effect that money is the root of all evil. From which two adages it may be safe to infer that the aforesaid species of tree first degenerated into a shrub, then absconded underground, and finally, in our iron age, vanished altogether. In favorable exposures it may be conjectured that a specimen or two survived to a great age, as in the garden of the Hesperides; and, indeed, what else could that tree in the Sixth Æneid have been, with a branch whereof the Trojan hero procured admission to a territory, for the entering of which money is a surer passport than to a certain other more profitable (too) foreign kingdom ? Whether these speculations of mine have any force in them, or whether they will not rather, by most readers, be deemed impertinent to the matter in hand, is a question which I leave to the determination of an indulgent pos ty. That there were, in more primitive and happier times, shops where money was sold,—and that, too, on credit and at a bargain, I take to be matter of demonstration. For what but a dealer in this article was that Æolus who supplied Ulysses with motive power for his fleet in bags ? What that Ericus, king of Sweden, who is said to have kept the winds in his cap? What, in more recent times, those Lapland Nornas who traded in favorable breezes ? All which will appear the more clearly when we consider, that, even to this day, raising the wind is proverbial for raising money, and that brokers and banks were invented by the Venetians at a later period.

And now for the improvement of this digression. I find a parallel to Mr. Sawin's fortune in an adventure of my own. For, shortly after I had first broached to myself the before-stated natural-historical and archæological theories, as I was passing, hæc negotia penitus mecum revolvens, through one of the obscure suburbs of our New England metropolis, my eye was attracted by these words upon a sign-board, -CHEAP CASH-STORE. Here was at once the confirmation of my speculations, and the substance of my hopes. Here lingered the fragment of a happier past, or stretched out the first tremulous organic filament of a more fortunate future. Thus glowed the distant Mexico to the eyes of Sawin, as he looked through the dirty pane of the recruiting-office window, or speculated from the summit of that mirage-Pisgah which the imps of the bottle are so cunning in raising up. Already had my Alnaschar-fancy (even during that first half-believing glance) expended in various useful directions the funds to be obtained by pledging the manuscript of a proposed volume of discourses. Already did a clock ornament the tower of the Jaalam meeting-house, a gift appropriately, but modestly, commemorated in the parish and town records, both, for now many years, kept by myself. Already had my son Seneca completed his course at the University. Whether, for the moment, we may not be considered as actually lording it over those

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