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THE ORIGIN OF MINT JULEPS.
Where now we stand did ocean's monsters rove, whole Yankee crew of them. There shows
through his dashing numbers an aristocracy drove, When struggling Joseph dropp'd fraternal tears, rareness. A wave of the cavalier's feather When God came down from heaven, and mortal shows so gaily among the round-head mul. men were seers ?
titude, that we hail the wearer as nearer Or have thy forests waved, thy rivers run,
our old world sympathies by a “gentleElysian solitudes, untrod by man,
manlike distance :"
'Tis said that the gods, on Olympus of old, With wasted perfume ever on them fung?
(And who the bright legend profanes with a And o'er thy showers neglected rainbows span,
doubt?) When Alexander fought, when Homer sung, And the old populous world with thundering battle One night, 'mid their revels, by Bacchus were
That his last butt of nectar had somehow run
out! Lindley Murray, known as the author of the "English Grammar," had a wife ; and But, determined to send round the goblet once addresses her in the following stanzas,
more, which are given, we know not whether to In composing a draught, which, till drinking were
They sued to the fairer immortals for aid prove that he was a grammarian or a mar. o'er, ried man; it is impossible they could be Should cast every wine ever drank in the shade. meant to establish his claim to be a poet:-Grave Ceres herself blithely yielded her corn, TO MY WIFE.
And the spirit that lives in each amber-hued When on thy bosom I recline,
grain, Enraptured still to call thee mine,
And which first had its birth from the dews of the To call thee mine for life,
morn, I giory in the sacred ties
Was taught to steal out in bright dew-drop Which modern wits and fools despise,
again. Of husband and of wife.
Pomona, whose choicest of fruits on the board One mutual flame inspires our bliss ;
Were scatter'd profusely in every one's reach, The tender look, the melting kiss,
When called on a tribute to cull from the hoard, Even years have not destroyed;
Express'd the mild juice of the delicate peacb. Some sweet sensation, ever new, Springs up and proves the maxim true,
The liquids were mingled, while Venus looked on, That love can ne'er be cloyed.
With glances so fraught with sweet magical
power, Have I a wish ?-'tis all for thee.
That the honey of Hybla, e'en when they were Hast thou a wish ?—'tis all for me.
gone, So soft our moments move,
Has never been missed in the draught from that That angels look with ardent gaze,
hour. Well pleased to see our happy days, And bid us live-and love.
Flora then, from her bosom of fragrancy, shook, If cares arise—and cares will come
And with roseate fingers press'd down in the
bowl, Thy bosom is my softest home, I'll lull me there to rest;
All dripping and fresh as it came from the brook,
The herb whose aroma should flavor the whole. And is there aught disturbs my fair ? I'U bid her sigh out every care,
The draught was delicious, each god did exclaim, And lose it in my breast.
Though something yet wanting they all did beHave I a wish ?-'tis all her own ;
wail; All hers and mine are roll'd in one
But juleps the drink of immortals became, Our hearts are so entwined,
When Jove himself added a handful of hail. Tbat, like the ivy round the tree, Bound up in closest amity,
Here is something in Beranger's style :'Tis death to be disjoin'd. Charles Fenno Hoffman is known at this one bumper yet, gallants, at parting, side of the Atlantic as the author of “Greys- One toast ere we arm for the fight; laer,” “ Winter in the West,” and “Wild Fill round, each to her he loves dearestScenes in the Forest and the Prairie,"'
'Tis the last he may pledge her, to-night.
Think of those who of old at the banquet but is one of the most popular of song writ- Did their weapons in garlands conceal, ers in America. He is a true disciple of The patriot heroes who hallowed Christopher North in his sporting propen
The entwining of myrtle and steel ! sities, and one of his wild feats cost him a
Then hey for the myrtle and steel, leg and nearly his life. We are half in. Let every true blade that e'er loved a fair maid,
Then ho for the myrtle and steel, clined to think the fellow better than the Fill round to the myrtle and steel!
THE MYRTLE AND STEEL.
'Tis in moments like this, when each bosom Meath, in consequence of the total cessation of his With its highest-toned feeling is warm,
employment as the “finisher of the law," and the Like the music that's said from the ocean
gloomy prospects before him, had betaken himself To rise ere the gathering storm,
to pig-stealing. Transportation is often inflicted That her image around us should hover,
for this offence, but whether out of consideration Whose name, though our lips ne'er reveal, for the office of the criminal, or, perhaps, from mitiWe
e may breathe mid the foam of a bumper, gating circumstances in the case, the sentence upon As we drink to the myrtle and steel !
the “hangman” was only twelve months' imprisThen hey for the myrtle and steel,
onment. The people were heard, in various parts Then ho for the myrtle and steel,
of the court, exclaiming that it would be a charity Let every true blade that e'er loved a fair maid, to transport the executioner, as he had no chance Fill round to the myrtle and steel !
whatever of future business in the county.- Eram
iner Now mount, for our bugle is ringing To marshal the host for the fray,
THE QUEEN OF Spain.- It was reported that Where proudly our banner is finging Its folds o'er the battle-array ;
there was a probability that a Congress would be
held for the purpose of settling the unhappy differ. Ye gallants—one moment-remember,
ences that threatened to overthrow all order in When your sabres the death-blow would deal,
Spain. Such was the intention in case the Regent That Mercy wears her shape who's cherished
Espartero resigned ; and Monsieur Guizot made an By lads of the myrtle and steel.
official application to Lord Cowley to this effect, to Then hey for the myrtle and steel,
take place on the Regent's quitting voluntarily the Then ho for the myrtle and steel,
country. This arrangement was, however, interLet every true blade that e'er loved a fair maid
rupted by the temporary, more favorable aspect of Fill round to the myrtle and steel !
the Regent's prospects. Subsequently, on ihe re
sult of Zurbano and Seoane's defeat before Madrid But we shall forget that there are limits on the 23d, Monsieur Guizot again proposed the to our paper, or rather, to our reader's pa. Congress, but it is understood that Lord Aberdeen tience. Let us give every due praise, there- now declines it. This refusal, it is believed, refore, before we have done, to the editor of sults from a different disposition on the part of
Queen Christina and her confidential advisers relathe volume we have quoted from, for the tive to the marriage of the young Queen. They justice he has rendered to his native au- now entirely oppose the views of the King of thors. He has made ample selections, France, and intend proposing to the Cortes the said all he could for the writers in the young Prince Coburg, brother of the King of Portu
and as the settlement of the marriage ques. compendious biographical and literary no- tion will devolve on that body, and not on the pritices prefixed to the extracts, and brought vate will of any individual, such a proposal would out the whole in a convenient and credita- have greater chances of success than any of the rible form. The volume comprises much val claims, and would meet with the sanction of matter, elegantly printed, at a cheap rate, would successfully replace the idea of a Congress,
both England and the Northern Powers, which and will, we have no doubt, do much, at and it would be highly acceptable to the Spanish home at least, for the “Poets and Poetry nation, who, of course, are most interested.' Preof America.”
paratory to this question being brought forward, it is intended that the Queen shall be at once declared of age-Globe.
ANTI-DUELLING AssociaTION.—A very numer
ous meeting of noblemen and gentlemen, chiefly DECREASE OF CRIME.—Meath is one of the most military and naval officers, took place yesterday in populous, Roman Catholic, and “agitated” coun- the large room of the British Coffee-house, Cockties in Ireland. The assizes for that county com- spur-street, “ for the purpose of considering the menced on Thursday at Trim. The commission propriety of memorializing the Queen to aid in the was opened in the Crown Court, by Mr. Justice suppression of duelling, by visiting those who enBurton. The grand jury disposed of their portion gage in that unchristian practice with the marked of the criminal business in an hour and ten min expression of her Majesty's displeasure." Viscount utes, and at two o'clock on Friday the judges, Lifford was called to the chair ; and among those grand jurors, lawyers, litigants, and all had left the present were Lord R. Grosvenor, M. P.; Lord H. town! Look at the change in this same county of Cholmondeley, Captain Sir Edward Parry, R. N.; Meath since 1836, seven years ago. Judge Burton Admiral Sir F. Austin, Admiral Oliver, Rearalso presided at the Meath assizes in that year, Admiral Manginn, Captain the Hon. F. Mande, when the commission lasted nine days, from Tues- Hon. Captain Vernon Harcourt, Hon. C. Howard, day until Wednesday week! During that period, M. P.; Captain Childers, Captain Sir H. Hart, R. » the judge had to discharge the repulsive duty of N.; Sir Robert Inglis, Bart., M. P.; Captain J. sentencing to death eight fellow-creatures, seven of Trotter, Captain H. Hope, R. N.; Captain Roberts, whom were actually hanged, and the other, a fe- R. N.; Hon. W. Cowper, M.P., &c. A memorial male, transported for life. At the present assizes, was proposed and adopted. The noble chairman however, Judge Burton went through the entire stated that the institution for the suppression of dubusiness in about ten hours, and the soverest sen- elling already numbered 416 members, of whom 23 tence he passed was transportation for seven years, were noblemen, 15 sons of noblemen, 18 members and that in one case only. There was another of Parliament, 20 baronets, 35 admirals and genercase of a most novel and extraordinary kind, which als, 32 colonels, 56 captains in the royal navy, 26 excited great mirth amongst the peasantry. It ap-majors, 42 captains in the army, 26 lieutenants, and pears that the public executioner of the county of | 28 barristers. - Examiner.
BY THE EDITOR.
THE REPEAL OF THE UNION.
And by dint of great exertion, partly crawling, and partly
shooting himself forFrom the New Monthly Magazine
ward with his tail, shrimp fashion, he con
trived to reach the beach, when he rolled It was a fine, clear, moonlight night, and himself close to Mike's feet, which instinctMike Mahoney was strolling on the beach ively made a step apiece in retreat. of the Bay of Bealcreagh - who knows “Never fear, Mike," said the Merman, why? perhaps to gather dhoolamaun, or to it's not in my heart to hurt one of the look for a crab, but thinking intensely of finest peasantry in the world.” nothing at all, because of the tune he was “ Why, thin, you'd not object maybe, whistling,-when looking seaward, he saw, inquired Mike, not quite re-assured, “to cry at about a stone's cast from the shore, a O'Connell for ever?" dark object which appeared like a human “By no means," replied the Merman ; head. Or was it a seal? Or a keg of or success to the Rent." whiskey ? Alas! no such good luck! The “Faix, where did he larn that ?" mutterdark object moved like a living thing, and ap-ed Mike to himself. proaching nearer and nearer, into shallower “Water is a good conductor of sound," water, revealed successively the neck and said the Merman, with a wink of one of his the shoulders of a man.
round, sky blue eyes. “It can carry a Mike wondered extremely. It was a late voice a long way-if you think of Father hour for a gentleman to be bathing, and Mathew's," there was no boat or vessel within Leander- Begad, that's true," exclaimed Mike. ing distance, from which the unknown might “ And in course you'll have heard of the have swum. Meanwhile, the stranger ap. Repale.” proached, the gliding motion of the figure Ah, that's it," said the Merman, with a suddenly changing into a floundering, as if long drawn sigh, and a forlorn shake of the having got within his depth, he was wad. head. "That's just it. It's in your power, ing through the deep mud.
Mike, to do me the biggest favor in the Hitherto the object, amid the broad path world.” of silver light, had been a dark one; but “With all the pleasure in life," replied diverging å little out of the glittering Mike, "provided there's neither sin nor water, it now became a bright one, and shame in it." Mike could make out the features, at least “Not the least taste of either,” returned as plainly as those of the man in the moon. the Merman. “It is only that you will help At last the creature stopped a few fathoms me to repeal this cursed union, that has off, and in a sort of " forrin voice,” such as joined the best part of an Irish gentleman the Irishman had never heard before, called to the worst end of a fish.” to Mike Mahoney.
“Murther alive!” shouted Mike, jumpMike crossed himself, and answered to ing a step backward, “what! cut off your his name.
honor's tail!" “What do you take me for ?" asked the
“ That very same,
said the Merman. stranger.
“Hereditary bondsmen, know ye not who "Divil knows,” thought Mike, taking a would be free themselves must strike the terrible scratch at his red head, but he said blow. But you see, Mike, it's impossible nothing
in my case to strike the blow myself.” “Look here then," said the stranger; “ Shure, and so it is," said Mike, reflectand plunging head downwards, as for a lively, “and if I thought you would not be dive, he raised and flourished in the air a kilt entirely—which would be half a mur. fish's tail, like a salmon's, but a great deal der anyhow—" bigger. After this exbibition had lasted for "Never fear, Mike. Only cut exactly about a minute, the tail went down, and the through the first row of scales, between the head came up again.
fish and the flesh, and I shall feel no pain, “Now you know of course what I am." nor will you even spill a drop of blood."
“Why, thin," said Mike with a broad Mike shook his head doubtfully-very grin, “axing your pardon, I take it you're doubtfully indeed, and then muttered to a kind of Hall-Sir."
himself, “True for you," said the Merman, for “Divil a bit of a Repale without that !" such he was, in a very melancholy tone. “Not a drop, I tell you," said the Mer“I am only half a gentleman, and it's what inan, “there's my band on it," and he held troubles me, day and night. But I'll come out a sort of flesh-colored paw, with webs more convenient to you.”
between the fingers.
“It's a bargain,” said Mike, “but after all,” and he grinned knowingly at the Merman, “supposing your tail cut off from you, it's small walking ye'll get, unless I could lend you the loan of a pair o' legs."
“True for you, Mike," replied the Merman,“but it's not the walking that I care for. It's the sitting Mike," and he winked agai.. with his round, sky-blue eye, “it's the sitting, and which you see is mighty unconvenient, so long as I am linked to this scaly Saxon appendage."
“Saxon is it !” bellowed Mike, “ hurrah then for the Repale," and whipping out a huge clasp knife from his pocket, be performed the operation exactly as the Merman had directed,-and, strange to say of an Irish operation, without shedding a single drop of blood.
"There," said Mike, having first kicked the so dissevered tail into the sea, and then setting up the Half-Sir like a ninepin on the broad end, there
you are, free and inde. pindint, and fit to sit where you plase."
“Millia Beachus, Mike," replied the Merman, “and as to the sitting where I please, here he podded three times very significantly, “the only seat that will please me will be in College Green.”
“ Och! that will be a proud day for Ireland!” said Mike, attempting to shout, and intending to cut a caper and to throw up his hat. But his limbs were powerless, and his mouth only gaped in a prodigious yawn. As his mouth closed again his eyes open. ed, but he could see nothing that he could make head or tail of — the Merman was gone.
“Bedad !” exclaimed Mike, shutting his eyes again, and rubbing the lids lustily with his knuckles, "what a dhrame I've had of the Repale of the Union !”
From Tait's Magazine. AIR! that fillest every place
In thy viewless course ! Element! pervading space!
Life-sustaining force !
Through the leafy bowers!
On beds of perfumed flowers!
A Russian PARDON.-Prince Mirski, a Polish nobleman, who has been an exile in France for 12 years, and to whom the French Government had granted a considerable state in Algeria, applied for an amnesty to the Emperor Nicholas, and in order to obtain it the more easily, abjured the Roman Catholic religion in favor of the Greek church. The Emperor expressed his satisfaction at the repentance of the prince, and authorized him to return to his native country. On his arrival last month at Warsaw, the prince was arrested, and conveyed to the forests of Zamora, where General Prince Bebulau, the governor, caused him to be confined in one of the subterranean cells, together with his youngest son. It is said that through the particular favor of the emperor for the prince, this detention is limited to six months, but it is not known whether this will be considered as sufficient expiation for the part this prince took in the insurrection of 1831.- Eraminer.
Tell us, as ye sweep along
Passy, December 6th, 1782. SEQUEL TO THE NORTH AMERICAN SIR,- I have the honor of returning hereBOUNDARY QUESTION.
with the map your Excellency sent me yester
day. I have marked with a strong red line, acFrom the Westminster Review.
cording to your desire, the limits of the United
States, as settled in the preliminaries between North American Review, No. 119, for April, the British and American plenipotentiaries. 1843. Wiley and Putnam
With great respect, I am, &c.
B. FRANKLIN.' Our number for February contained an article on the Treaty of Washington con- "This letter was written six days after the cluded by Lord Ashburton, but the atten. preliminaries were signed; and, if we could protion of the public was diverted from the sure the identical map mentioned by Franklin, merits of the question by a postscript to a
it would seem to afford conclusive evidence as
to the meaning affixed by the commissioners to pamphlet of Mr. Featherstonhaugh, which the language of the treaty on the subject of the appeared about the same time, in which it boundaries. You may well suppose that I lost was stated that a map had been discovered no time in making inquiry for the map, not by Mr. Sparks, in Paris, supposed to have doubting that it would confirm all my previous been the one alluded to by Franklin, in opinions respecting the validity of our claim. which he bad marked with“ a strong red In the geographical department of the Archives line" the limits of the United States, “
are sixty thousand maps and charts; but so well
arranged with catalogues and indexes, that any settled in the preliminaries between the one of them may be easily found. Aster a little British plenipotentiaries." Our readers research in the American division, with the aid will remember that as this map was found of the keeper, I came upon a map of North unexpectedly to be wholly favorable to the America, by D'Anville, dated 1746, in size about claims of Great Britain, a cry was raised eighteen inches square, on which was drawn a that Mr. Webster had 'overreached Lord strong red line throughout the entire boundary Ashburton, who, it was presumed, would Franklin's description. The line is bold and
of the United S:ates, answering precisely to not have concluded the treaty of Washing. distinct in every part
, made with red ink, and apton had he been aware of the existence of parently drawn with a hair-pencil, or a pen with this map. We have no desire to revive a a blunt point. There is no other coloring on any discussion which may now be considered part of the map. as set at rest, but to render our former
“Imagine my surprise on discovering that paper upon the Boundary question his. between the head-waters of that river and those
this line runs wholly south of the St. John, and torically complete, it is necessary to no. of the Penobscot and Kennebec. In short, it is tice this map controversy, however briefly; exactly the line now contended for by Great and we cannot better explain its nature than Britain, except that it concedes more than is by quoting the following condensed state- claimed. The north line, after departing from ment of the arguments on both sides from the source of the St. Croix, instead of proceedthe April number of the North American ing 10 Mars Hill, stops far short of that point, Review.'
and turns off to the west, so as to leave on the
British side all the streams which flow into the " It would seem, that, while the treaty, was and Mars Hill. It is evident that the line, from
St. John, between the source of the St. Croix before the Senate for the action of that body, the St. Croix to the Canadian highlands, is inthe Secretary of State communicated to Mr. Rives, the Chairman of the Committee of tended to exclude all the waters running into the
"There is no positive proof that this map is copy of a map, the originals of both of which actually the one marked by Franklin; yet, upon had been seen by Mr. Sparks in one of the pub- any other supposition, it would be difficult to exlic offices in Paris; and also an extract from a plain the circumstances of its agreeing so perletter which he had written on the subject to served in the place where it would naturally be
fectly with his description, and of its being prethe Secretary of State. These papers were considered of sufficient consequence to be pro-round another map in the Archives, on which
deposited by Count de Vergennes. I also duced in the Senate during the debate on the treaty.. The following is the extract from Mr. the same boundary was traced in a dotted red line Sparks's letter, (dated February 15th, 1842,) as
with a pen, apparently copied from the other.' published in Mr. Rives's speech:
“I enclose herewith a map of Maine, on which
I have drawn a strong black line, corresponding *** While pursuing my researches among the with the red one above mentioned.' voluminous papers relating to the American Re- “Mr. Rives then remarks,—'I am far from involution in the Archives des Affaires Etrangères timating that the documents discovered by Mr. in Paris, I found in one of the bound volumes Sparks, curious and well worthy of considera. an original letter from Dr. Franklin to Counttion as they undoubtedly are, are of weight suffide Vergennes, of which the following is an exact cient to shake the title of the United States,
founded on the positive language of the treaty