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lierMd. ‘ qiTID VERUM ATQXnB DECENS, CURO ET ROGO. VoL. I.] KINDERHOOK, N. Y. THURSDAY, MAY 11, 18267 . ® P . , 5 , 0 P U B U S H E D . WE e A y . F. VAN SCIIAACK^ Jun. Jtldiior. a n d Proprm lor : T. S. RANNEY, TERMS OF THE HERALD. ’PHE \Ieral3 will be issued from the office <s.ttwo dolla^rs per annum^ payable halfyearl}*. Papers will not bo discontinued until all ar­ rearages shall have been paid, except at the <discretion of the editor. Advertisements inserv'^d upon the usua- terms, and those which are sent without cyders, will be inserted until forbid. ED= Letters to the editor must be post paid. ^ PaiNTIlffG O f PaniphlotSj H a n d b ills, Cards, Justices’ and Attoriries’ Blanks, &c. &C. executed in good «tylo at the shortest notice. KiNDERHOOK B o O K -S t ORE. fTpHE proprietor of the “ Herald,” having opened a Book and Stationary Store, in the room adjoining the. Printing-Office, in the villageofKinderhook, offers for sale the follow­ ing among other bookr-, which will be disposed of on the most reasonable terms: Histeri'cal, Poetical, &c. Rollin’s An’t History, •Josephus’s Works, ’Paley’s Works, dByron’s W'orks, ■■Chesterfield’s Letters, Burn’s W#rks, -Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words, Goldsmith’s Works, 'Pope’aliVorks, Beauties of Shakes- American Revolution, Reid on the Mind, Beauties of Watts, Life of Washington, Life of Wallace, Phillips’s Speeches, Sporting Anecdotes, History of tho Pirates, Dictionary of Wonders, »ff Feel; Man o Feeling, Domestic Cooke ^Musica Sacra, oi ttngs’s Psalr H y m n tu n e s . Dryden’s Virgil, Homer’s Iliad, Young’s N’t Thoughts Cowper’s Poems Campbell’s Poems Milton’s Works Thompson’s Seasons Pope’s Essay on Man Watts on the Mind Lock & Bacon Goldsmith’s Rome i Cook’s Voyages Ed\yard’s West Indies Mexican Revolution Practical Navigator. Bournes’ Ch. History, Columbia and Greene County Preacher, Jay’s Prayers, CommonPraycr, Bibles, Fam ily ] SmairBibles, Pocket Testaments, H a s-jD u tch Church Psab and and ftyrans. jPlea for R e ligion -Speeches of the differ-lGlad tidings ent Governors to the Edwards on tl.v Affec- iiTtAC fUnI Legislatures of the! state of New-York, (just published,) inyan’s Pilgrim’sPro- Shakespeare’s Works, Domestic Encyclopedia Kinney on Prophecies Scott’s Theological , Works Newton's Works Paley’s Evidences Rise and Progress Christian’s Perfections Works of Fiction. Man o f Feeling Knickerbocker’s New- York Crusaders Madeline, a Tale Foresters Sir Andrew Wylie John Bull in America Pilot, My Uncle Thomas The Recluse Juliana Oakley St. Ursula’s Convent Scottish Chiefs Romance of the Forest Female Quixotism Tonewante Peep at the Pilgrims in 1636 Connecticut'40 years ago NationarTales Marriage Tales of tlic Genii The adventures of^Sir Launcelol Greaves Rasselas Charlotte Temple Arabian Nights Humorist. School and Classical Books. Blair’s Lectures, in full Bennet’s Book-keeping and abridged Ainsworth's Latin Dic- Blair’s Philosophy Tytler’s History Pike’s Arithmetic, full and abridged DaboU’s Arithmetic, Playfair’s Euclid Day’s Algebra FlinUs Surveying Conversations on Che­ mistry Jledges’ Logic Murray’s Grammar, in full and abridged Murray’s Reader Murray’s Sequel MorSe’s Geography & tionary Virgil Delphini # Horace, Cicero, C\esar Sallust, do. Cicero de Oratore Viri ]§.oVnffi Hi.storIa Sacra Adams’s lat. grammar Sh’^evilii Lexicon Greeca Minora Greek Tci^ament Greek Grammar Webster's spelling-bk. Bentley’s do. Burhan’s do. ^ Bentley’s Instructor Walker’s Pocket Dic­ tionary Johnson’s Dictionary Benjamin’s Architec­ ture or American Builder’s Companion Stationary, (^c. BLANK BOOKS of various kinds, ruled and drawing pamper, letter paper, fools-cap do., rea­ dy ma& ink and ink pow4§r, Holland quills, eoHimon do.; ink-stands, wafers, sealing-wax, lead pencils, slates and slate pencils, India xubber, spuuges, &c. &c. &c. .^Iso, a great va- TOY BOOKS. Kinderhooh,SldJan. 1826. rsbzi SAUB, ririHE premises occupied by the A subscriber, situated about five P miles soutfi|gf the village of Kinder- IhOol^, and 11-2 miles north from Co- lumbia-ville, and consisting of a convenient 4welling-house, bam and other out-houses, and about j 6L€?BJE1S o f on which there^is an orchard of 100 grafl^rtapple-trees, aiM of which 3 acres are w o o ^ l^d 3 acres of iheadowlipd. For mechanical business of al­ most any jdescHption, the- above property pre- ^sents an excellent stand, and will be sold on ac- ’comnaodaiing terras. Enquire ofDr. H. L. Van Dyck in the v i U ^ i f Kinderhook, or to the subscriber on tire premises^ JOSHUA VOSBURGH. gtayvesant,March 7. _______ OST, Morse's Universal G a z S |E — « A The holder is requested to it to me, t2th April. J. V anderpob L IKHNSTHEIi. THE WORSIIffPER. It was a shrine, a sunny shrine, On it the Statue stood of Love; Thrice beautiful, as morning’s dream Had brought the image from above. There many an hour would Bepty kneel Adoring at tlxe lovely shrine— Haunting tlie Statue with one prayer— “ Would thou had'st life ! would thou Wert Wearied, atlength, the pitying||aven, [mind’ No more the maiden’s prayer denied; L ife darken'd in the Statue’s eye, And -.Varm’d th e v eins life’s c rim son tide ; Breath, mortal breath, was on the lip, Alas! the shape had changed to Grief— '^ovo ever does when once possess’d. L. E. L. THE PUNSTERS. At a tavern one night, Messrs. More, Strange, and Wright, Met to drink, and good thoughts to exchange ; Says More, “ of us three. The whole tov;n will agree, ^ There’s only one knave and that’s Strange.'’ “ Yea,” says Strange (rather sore,) “ I’m sure there's one More, A most terrible knave and a bite. Who cheated his mother, His sister and brother.” “ Oh yes,” rephed More, “ that is Wrighl.\ F uomxs . irFi Er.so.N.—THc following remarks arc copied from the Liverpool Albion, of 20th Mircli. Monurebial gov'ornments have been charged, by the admirers of republican in- ■itituliori.s, u i(’- too groat a proncnc.ss to bestow sinecure places and pensions \upon public men. The e.Kpenditure ofa portion of the public money on such persons, has been a commodious theme of declamation in the hands of th o s e individuals among us, will* are, front whatever cause, dissat­ isfied with the institutions of their native country, and vvfio sigh for tbo arrix'al of that happy period, when tiicy hope to see a republic estabiislicd on the ruins of the British monarchy. Unquestionably, kings rnd ministers may, in many periods of our history, have been lavish in the hestow- ment o f places and pensions upon very un­ deserving objects. They may also, we readily admit, have bestowed them for purpo.sc.s, not very patriotic. But, al­ though the regid bounty, which was origin­ ally inlendo'Mo he bestowed on men uho had “ done the .state son)c service,” may have been occasionally Exercised improp­ erly, we arc ready to maintain, that it is right and proper that the power to reward public servamts and public services, should be lodged in the sovereign. The princi­ ple of reward! is not only recognized, but acted upon every day in private life ; and why shnnld tl»e monarch be restrained from doing that which his subjects are permit- ed constantly to do I It may be said, that the money which the private individ­ ual expends upon a des^ving* object, is his own 1 whilst the money which the sove­ reign bestows has been drawn from the pockets of his subjects. Tins may belrue; 1 ut the monarch must, in bestowing re­ ward upon mien who have fought, and hied, and toiled in the public service, be viewed as exercising a prerogative with which he has be.en intrusted for the good of his sub­ jects. We have been led to make these remarks by having perused, in the Amer­ ican papers, an account of the pecuniary embarrassments which have compelled him to apply to the legislature o f Virginia, for permission to dispose of his patrimonial estate, by way of lottery, to meet the clam­ orous demands of his creditors. This cel­ ebrated statesman has devoted his best days to the service of his country; and it is stated, in the papers, that his present embarrassments are owing to the engross­ ing nature of the high and important du­ ties which, when in office he had to per­ form. The result is that the ex-president o f the United States, after a life spent in the ser­ vice of the republic, is now, in his old age|\ on the verge of poverty. Now, wcHnaiBi- tain, that it is the duty of the representa­ tives of a high-spirited people, like those of the United States, to make, in their public capacity, sOme provision ^ r the de­ cent maintenance of its public men, who, in the conscientious and faithfuf discharge of the duties intrusted to them by the state, have not leisure or opportunity to pay that attention to their priyate af­ fairs whichj it is probable, they would have done, but fbr the ali-engrossing nature of their public avocations. If the American Congress should per­ mit one of its most celebrated statesman, alter a long life of toil and anxiety in the service of the nation, to close his days in penury, it will, in our opinion, reflect little credit either on their liberality or their pa­ triotism. Should they neglect to make some provision for Mr. Jefferson in his old age, it.'will form a striking coutrast of re­ publican niggardliness with what has been styled jnonarchial profusion. In such a' case, however, we should prefer the profu­ sion of the one to the niggardliness of the other.” THE ^ T E KING. OF PORTUGAL, [Fkom the British Traveller.] His late Majesty J o hn VI. ofTortugal, was so little distinguished cither for natu­ ral or acquired intellect, that 1^1$ death would perhaps require no other” notice than an additional line or two in X\\omnnlli- hf Obituary, did not the peculiar cifcmn- stances of hLs family render the overtt a matter of some pojitical consequence. It may appear .strange, but of six children, the only one regarded by the people as at aH qualified to wear the crown of Portu­ gal, is the prince to whom it de.sccnd^ in legal succession. Living upon bad terms, with his father, and of an enterpri^ng dis­ position, the formation of an empire in the South American possessions of the hou<!e of Braganza, held out an irre.'^istable lurjs to his desire of independence. It is well known that during the turbulent period of the last few years, the submission (for we can find no other word to c.xpress our sense) of Don John to the constitutional govern­ ment ivas the effect of strict necessity, and both his princ'plcs and inclination were in favor of the Ultras. A remarkable in- .stanco of this was given on his vi.sit to the palace of Qucluz. In one of the state apartments he observed chairs placed, which is an unusual circumstance, for the King of Portugal looks on the first nobility as his servants. “ What is all this ?” ask­ ed his Majesty. “ IIow came these chairs here V To which the attendants reply­ ing \ that they were intended for the 0*^6 of the Cortes, when they came to pay their duty to his Majesty.” he quickly rejoined, “ Take them aivay, no person shail ever use a chair in my presence.” The short summary of his character seems to be com­ prised in stating, that he lix'cd in a perpet­ ual conflict of iear and ap[)otito, and that both passions were very quickly end easily excited, but not suddenly appeased. The Queen who from all accounts, were she not a royal personage, would be laughed at as a character, was formerly remarkable for a female pertinacity in political intrigue, habiliments not the most cleanly, and a pair of immense pockets, which she was in the habit of perpfd H illy stuffing with\ religious relics. Don Miguel, (who is at present in Vienna,) if he felt inclined to grasp at the sceptre, would find a bar opposed by the house of Austria, a daugmer of whom i'- empress of the Brazils: but he seems lo havens little intellect as the father had, and is; decidedly obnoxious to the general body of the people. Isabella Maria, ue believe, is a talented young lady, l^nt the nation points to Don Pedro. Ifhe accejil the CiOwnof Portugal, our impresnion i.s, that of the Brazils would be lost, and ev'ciitually the country also. It is said that the regency wish a constitution upon the model of the British, but so many things xt:ill be said, that w’c must content our­ selves with watching the progress of events, and then commai ‘ing on them. THE WE.VRV SOX.DIER AXD HIS FAITIIFrL H COMPAMOX. , lie who travels in lonely meditation of the past, and in dejection for the future, whose chequered scene has borne diverse disappointments, and whose to-morrow jironiises only a continuation of suffering; to the solitary who traverses the sterile d > sert, or wounds his weary feet on the crag­ gy rock; to him who ascends the precipice with a long way before him ; to the pau­ per, the disbanded soldier, and to the wan­ dering stranger, what a solace is the faith- glistening with gratitude tell deserted man that he has still one friend. I have more than once had to mention this animal in my sketches of life ; the present”brief ac- |lount, however, will I ti||6t not prove wholly uninteresting, as it tends to inspire the breast with a kindliness towards those creatures which an all-wise Providence has, in his infinite wisdom and mercy, crea­ ted for man’s use and amusement; and ‘surely that poor docile brute who defends his master, shares his vicissitudes, watches his slumbers, and gratefully partakes , his pittance, cannot be below the nOt^ even of the lords of the creation. T^ravelling on foot through Flanders, T burst on a sudden (at the sharp turn of ai by-road) on a fierce-looking ragged sol­ dier ; he had huge mustaches, a brow fur­ rowed by care and hardships, but not by time, a sm;dl fiery ey#, a short athletic forpi, autumnal tints marked the colour of his' spare hair, and the ruddy hue*of nature seemed to have fled from his cheek, for want of the cultivating hand of.comfort; a half filled knapsack lay 1)y his side^ and a staff with which he walked; he was un­ armed, or he would have been a most a- larming object; his wq||n out ^hoes w'ere thrown off to a small distance from him, and he seemed to be easing his blistered feet on nature’s carpet. , .. “ Charg’d, as he was with grief, and toils, and CtXlTGS y , Furrow’d Ilis face by hardships, npt hy years; In his own country forc’d to ask his bread. Scorn’d by those slaves for whom lie oft had i* >rgotof all h is own ddmc.sticband, IJis faithful dog remahfed his only Ciend.” . [ will not conceal from my reader, that alone, and without any weapon o f defence and in a m o s t u n f r e q u e n ted tr a v e l l in g sit­ uation, I was not wholly free from all ap­ prehension ; but summoning up ray pres­ ence of mind, I gave a loUd clearing of my voice, and exclaimed in French, “ well be­ tide thee, brother traveller.”—“ Serviteur, inonaieur,” hoarsely responded the dis­ charged soldier, %vhilst his dog advanced boldly, more to reconnoitre than to attack me, and rather to throw me to a distance from’the humble scat of his master’s re- po.se. than to annoy or interrupt me in my journey. There was a sort of generalship in the dog’s manceuvre, and even his bark was more ofa signal of precaution, than the first comriienceraent of hostilities. I lengthened, without quickening my pace, and was not ill pleased to gain ground by this progression ; I should have liked to have taken out my purse and to have divided it with the broken veteran ; I have since regreted that I did not do so, I am convinced that I might have done it with safety, but I was under another impression at the time. Casting my head slightly in­ clined over my shoulder, when at a little distance, I beheld the poor dog licking his mu.ster’g feet, on which the latter, pulling a bit of black bread out of his pocket, put it to his hunpy lips, but withdrawfing it, us on reflection, threw it to the mute com­ rade of his misfortunc.s; here I felt a .swell about my brca.st which I abstain from ex­ pressing ; I still kept my eye upon the two objects, the soldier rose stifliy, c.ast his knapsack to the dog to carry, and crying out, \ nllotis Dragon, encore unc fats en route,\ ho plunged into the forest, in order to gain the border ofa lake wheie there is a ferry-boat. The words of the poor soldier reverbe­ rated again and again on my ear; the em­ phasis ‘•aid on encore (again, ^ rather once more,) after so many thorny * th s , gloomy prospect;., and hard travels, heightened the interest of the phrase.—With the picture of the veteran and his dog I lay down to rcat, and with “ aliona Dragon, encore une route, 1 rose gravely and in low spirits the ensuing^i^rning, tmling myself complete­ ly . A WAI'iDF.RIXr, II k HMIT, [From the Trenton Emporium.] THE BIRTH OF SPRING. The calm sunshine o f the first pleasant spring day comes with a '•=oothing influence over the heart. Who hem's not the first song of birds, and looks on the fresh bud­ ding pronrsfs of the young season without delight 1 The stern reign of winter over; his storms hushed to rc'-'t: we look abroad and behold his icy chains broken, link after link, until nature, released from tlUlNdom, comes forth in her grccq robes, in search ol flov/ers, inspiring us with pleasure, and bidding the bosom expand with gratitude to him who rules the -pheres and rolls the seasons round. But while musing on her opening charms,^’memory will come whis­ pering a rao%l lesson to the ear. She leads us hack to the spring times of other years; to the glad season of youth, when hope spanned the future with her rainbow coloring, and pleasure mingled with every dream o f life. The flowers are budding, budding for us; but not for all who gazed delighted on their unfolding beauties in other springs. Graves, above wffiich now the first spring season is smiling,* may he seen in every church yard. Whose are they? The graves of those who were as gay, as full oflife aud hope and happiness, as we, a year ago. But it seems to me, these changing tea- sons teach to meditative men more than the brief lesson that he too- must change. They speak a lesson o f virtue. How ^ind, how benevolent, is the bounteous Gover­ nor of the U n iver||| How beautiful he adorns this temporary residence of his reatures. How exactly all the changes fthe year are adapted to the jtomotion of ur Well being and happiness. How much benevolence is manifest in all the dealings of Providence. And if it he wise to aim at the greatest perfection of .character, .what an example it affords us for doing so. How kind^should we be to one another.— Horn should wo strive to administer hap­ piness to those around us. How careful not to cause pain in any. There is con­ stantly op 2 n around Us a wide field for the exercise ofevery philanthropic feeling,— We are purpo.sely placed in circumstan­ ces which afford us constant opportunities ■ of proving ourselves by our works. TH E c o n v e n i e n c e OF A SCOLDING W I F E . Habet sua fulmina Juno,. , I was lately, amusing myself ivith peru« sing the History of France,, and could not help stopping, on there meeting with’ the words of my motto, which-Christina of France ca.used to be engraved on the can: non cast by her order; the English of vYhick is, Juno has her thunder. Thoughts some­ times strike us very oddly, and though we are often sensible of the absurdity of them, yet we find it a very difficult task fo g e t rid o f t h o s e o b jects, w h ich h a v e .on c e mude a strong impression on our minds. .1 have long been a married man, and if my vani­ ty does not deceive and betray me,.1.think I possess common sense ; which the. re-^ spect I receive^ from the .generality of comr pany I engage in, in my own opinion at least, serve to confirm my conceit. I can­ not help comparing myself to Jupit er, and consequently must allow my wife the hour or-.hie title of Juno. That Juno has her thunder by no means tO: be.disputed.; ^ and I think, Christina might have added, her Jightning too. .■ As lightning always precedes the thunder, so the flashes of my Juno’s eyes always, and invariably aq- nounce lo me. an approaching peal, which frequently bursts over niy head, with r U the musical upxqar of the spheres. , Fre­ quently, when I return home rather . too late in the evening, and perhaps in that hour m which the queen of night and Au­ rora struggle for the victory.; if I see a, gloom on the .countenance of roj Juno, i can then foretell with as much certainty as the most experienced adv'enturer on the ocean, that a storm is gathering, which, if I do not use, proper' means to disperse, soon rises fo a tempest; the cloud becomes speedily more dense, the lightning' darts from her eyes, and the thunder soon rolls with an impetuosity that terrifies all the neighborhood. . As those who liv-e in hot climates, are accustomed to storms and tempests, think no more of them as soon IS they are over, so my Juno’s thunder no sooner ceases than I retire tcfmy bed, with as much pleasure and satisfaction as does the ,||cary mariner afte.- he has struggled with the fury of contending elements. As a hollow and distant^ murmuring df the wind is often heard at sea after the storm has abated, so for some time after my Ju­ no’s thunder has ceased I hear inarticulate sounds ofa plaintive kind; which rattle a- inong the curtains, and disturb my repose for a while ; but these gradually die away and yield to the influence of IVXorpheus. I have heard some people boast, even after they had been married some years, that all had been love and harniony between them and their Junes, and that no rude wind of contention had ever ruffled the serene ho­ rizon of their love ; hut surely such a state must have been very insipid, and I canntit help here quoting the words of that justly admired ivrfffer, Pope : “ Better for us, perhaps it might appear. Were there all harmony, all concord hero ; That never air or ocean felt the wind. That ever passion discompos’d the ihind ; But all subsists by elemental strife. And passion.s are the elements of Iffe.” Such is my natural disposition, that were my days to glide away in an uninterrupted tranquility and repose, I, fear I should sink into a supineness, and forget every duty incumbent on me to perform; but this is •morally and physically prevented by the thunder of my Juno, which rouses me, as it were, from a state of lethargy, and makes me sensible o f the sweets of repose after the storm is over. As I am singularly fond of music, and a bass voice particular­ ly delights me, I-oftea listed with rapture to the chants o f my Juno, ivho frequcntly carries her voice -to so high a pitch, as. places it beyond, the power of any musical instrument to follow her. Those, indeed, who are .fond of soft and plaintive notes, will not much admire the notes of my Ju­ no, which is, like Handel’s both bold and loud; and it hasbeen by some people com­ pared -rathfir to the uproar of a full organ than to bji^ sweet harmony o f t single pipe. After alnhat may have been said of those affable andWelicate Junos,.who never open their lips but to breathe out the soft and tender whispers of lofe, w’hich rather lull mankind to sleep, than roifsor, (hpm tb an active and m?nfly life;,give mi^'a^Juino, who, like a noun substantive, may he seen,' heaKd, and understood. . , J u p i t e r . I never khe'w but bne ]^#son, said Sterne, who interfdr^ between man and wiffi either with safety o r success! Upon- a domestic pro and con between tie' par­ ties, that was rising evento blow#, aTriend* of mine, wbo happened to be by, hit ih.e husband a stroke with his right band, cry­ ing, “ he quiet, you b r ut ea n d struck the? woman at the same time with his left, say­ ing, “ hold your tongxie, yotr

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