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I P O U G H K E E P S I E E A G U E , ’i*RlNTED AND PUBLISHED BI P l a t t & R a n n e y y Haery fVednesday morning, Main-st., Poughkeepsie At two dollars per annum. [From the (London) Metropolitan.] W I L L I A M T E L L TO H IS TROOPS. Air—“Buonaparte’s favorite M arch.” BY MRS. CRAWFORD. S£s - T h e trum p e t! the trumpet! on, on to the fray! W e ’ll ransom the land with our blood—march away ! Snatch the quivers of death—and with spirits as free As your own mountain breeze, to the field follow nie 1 W e ’ll conquer or perish—we’ll conquer or perish ; To freedom or death—march away! T o vict’ry ! to vict’ry ! o’er mountains and waves, Sweep on like a whirlwind, and scatter the slaves ; To vict’ry ! to vict’ry ! the tyrant shall pay F o r rousing the lion that slept—march away ! Spread the banners of freedom ; the dastards shall set How a peasant can brandish tho sword—follow me 1 We’ll conquer or perish—we’ll conquer or perish; To freedom or death—march away 1 [From the (London) Metropolitan.] T H E D E A T H B E D . He sleeps—the sufferer sleeps: How pain-devoid his placid features seem, Dh ! surely by that sufferer’s couch, a dream N o earthly vision keeps. T h e pang will not return : Pain hath done all it can do—the brief rest W^ill be a giving forth of life, so bless’d— It would be sin to mourn. He wakes—I said he would: His pillow smooth—support him to behold Yon sun declining through a path of gold, W ith clouds of evening strew’d ! Lot not a breath be beard ; W atch but the faintest glance of his dull eye, For know, a look, a sign from those who die. Is like a gospel word! The sun is sinking fast : On the calm scene be cast. Then will his soul arise— Piercing the shades of evening afar, To the pure bosom of its kindred star, Whose mansion is the skies. Listen—the deep faint strain Of all he can call forth from memory’s string, Touch’d by soul-breathing thought, is murmuring From his far wand’ring brain. G1 never yet the tongue :d so faithfully that thought, loly notes no mortal feelings taught, mortal accents sung. ’Tis o’er—^\tis o’er—his breath id softly, placidly Would bo the morn o f death ? int bowers, ifeadows redolent with flowers; W here Zephyr pours his fragrant soul Xiuv^ llitr lic«LthbviPo bowl ; T o sit beneath the leafy vino, And mark its curling tendrils twine ; How sweet in such a scene as this, Consenting Beauty’s silent kiss ! M ISCELLANEO US. T H E NECROM ANCER. “Ho! Sorcerer! Magician! Come forth.” These outcries proceeded from a ]iarty of young men, just returned from witnessing the funeral of Charles V II. at St. Denis, and who were knocking violently nt a door, on the top of a dark and winding stair­ case, in the rue St. Pierre. They were replied to by a feeble and broken voice; but they heard it not, BO vociferously did they call. “W h a t !—Necromancer!” At last the door was slowly opened by the object of their search. “W h a t seek ye, my children !” “W c would know the future; and thou canst dive into each man’s destiny, thou high priest of the Evil One—king o f sorcerers 1 Come and tell us quick­ ly ; an.d see that the intelligence be to our liking: for it needs none of Ihy skill to know that our ra­ piers have sharp points,” repeated Mande Theber- gen, the eldest o f the party, as ho directed an en­ quiring, though fearful, glance into the old man’s VOL. VIII. POUGHKEEPSIE, W EDN E S D A Y MORNING, MAY 6, 183S. NO. 367. tlilJlUUUiL l >vud au iiiuou that he said to himself^, “surely that is w as he mistaken, she did indeed love M ande—;she had loved him long in secret, and she revealed it in her glance. He passed that night revelling on the delicious belief that he was not alone in the world, that ho was beloved; and in the joy of the moment it seemed to him that he had only to ask her in mar­ riage of her parents, and obtain her. H e there­ fore resolved to take this step in the morning ; he could dread no refusal; and he pictured to himself the paradise of a home—of the joys of love—of fe­ licity ! “If happiness is to be found in this world,” he mentally exclaimed, “surely this is happiness,” But suddenly these golden reveries were dissipated by the recollection of the fatal words of the sorce­ rer ! They came like a damp upon his heart, and froze his very blood. “Happiness !” he sighed forth, “happiness! did I say ?” he bitterly exclaimed 1 ‘ ‘No, no, not for me, not for the doomed! never shall I taste of happiness.” His bright hopes deserted him, and he relapsed into his former gloomy im a­ ginings, which the enchantment of two months’ love had partially banished from his mind. The dreadful words of the necromancer appeared to him more inevitable than ever-hiswifethen would press to her bosom one cursed by heaven—'One already branded by fate, and doomed to ------ his very soul shrunk w ithin him as the word rushed w ith tenfold force upon his recollection, and he raved in his an­ guish and denounced the Alm ighty, which h e fan­ cied had cast him to irrevocable doom. That very morning he disappeared; evening came, >ut he returned not; day after day passed, and month after month, but Mande came not again.— Nicole tenderly loved him—for she wept bitterly, and vowed she would never marry. The neighbors on his disappearance, recollecting -his dejected air and moody habits,supposed that he bad made away with himself; Nicole trembled at the very idea—a suicide! one whom she loved so dearly—she could not believe it; and yet, could she have known the truth, she would have found that the fear of an hereafter had alone withheld the poinard from his bosom—devotion had that once sa- •ed him from despair. It was on the first of May, 1685, that Mande mce more entered Paris;—he had been absent five j-ears. The thought of N ipic still haunted him, and he longed to see the bright angelic face once more, for he had returned from over the sea, to wor­ ship at the shrine of his^first love. He had rctain- ^aidcni 3. H e h ed his residence near Montmartre, and trembling, he directed his steps thither,—ho waa obliged to traverse the quarter o f the Holies to reach it—and had made a detour to avoid the Place de Grove, so him. He was just entering La Rue de ateful to 1 rarnelles, \s ju st entering L a Rue de und of music attracted his rnclles, when the sound of music attracted his .. jntion, and he perceived a crowd of people ap­ proaching. H e made some enquiries of a bystand­ er, who told him that it was a marriage, the nup­ tials of the son of Henry Cousin, the executioner )f Paris, and of the daughter of Merry Capiluche, he retired executioner o f the city of R ouen. “A iplendid and well-assorted match, truly. Sir stran­ ger,” said the m a n —with a grin. M ande shudder­ ed a t the words spoken so lightly,but w ith such aw- Uib UaiSi ao piutlJlJ ttO Mil mv va He had long since become convinced of their truth, and with gloomy tranquility he awaited his time. The idea had become his faith—his creed—the ve­ ry breath of his life—so powerfully was he absorb­ ed in his belief that he no longer wrestled with it— no longer endeavored to shake off the delusion which had assumed to his diseased imagination all the cir­ cumstance of reality. It even impelled him on­ wards, and, by a mysterious and invisible influence, urged him to anticipate its fulfillment. --------- - — the mirth a n d g -’— quiVing, though fearfdl, glance into the old man’s crow T w l^‘^siKSg^^hiTl\'^^Ic^vif^^^^^^ mysterious dwelling. It was only hgnted by a small the people, but the procession was close upon him, lamp, tho glimmering flame of which scarcely cna- and he stood to see it pass. The bride and bride- Med him todistmguish, in one corner of it, a human skeleton; in another, a heap of dusty books; on the \ncy, although reflected only by the feeble ...... of the lamp. All this produced a fearful ef­ fect upon the susceptible mind o f Mande, already predisposed to tho supernatural, and a positive belief in the old man’s power, tie was unable to with- came fixed, his eyes were rivetted upon tliat face. The blood forsook his countenance, his lips quiver­ ed, he covered his face with his hands, and looked 5 power. H e om thoseose twoo la:argo lis gaze from th tw l round eyes whic rlitteringin the shade, and stood wrapt in tli ilS; again, as one apparition! or ipparition! or was it a dreadful reality I Itv _ . - 1 , -oo true, the beautiful—the adored Nicole was the_ _ were glittering m the shade, and stood wrapt in the pePjro him, the daugliter and wife of an execution- deepesl thought, when he was at length aroused by er!—He staggered against the wall for support.— the loud and boisterous laugh of his companions. Yes, then she was more beautiful than when he who were taunting the old man for his wantof skill, first saw h c r - th c only briidit gleam in his dark W hen Maude’s turn came ho hesitated; till, jeer- and troubled life. It was all over; if in his hours ed by his comrades, he at length held out his h and; Qf reflection he mi\ht have entertained some doubts but it was observed that his manner was grave and of the horrible fate that hung over him, they had his air thoughtful. , . , , vanished at a single glance. “JMande,’' exclaimed the old man, and he had not Prom that moment a species of monomania sei- told his name. “Mande,” he murmured between on him. Every place of punishment had a bis teeth; and he whispered some words m Ins charm for him—it was a bloodv magnet that at- 7ar inaudible to the others of his party. trncted him. Tho gibbet of Montfaucon, that of “W h a t has he said to y o u l” eagerly enquired Montigny, the scaffolds erected in the Place dc lis companion; butMunde was silent, and quittr ’ - - alele ass death.eath. le place, pa a d The next morning Maude’s first thought was ’ the necromancer: all night long he had beheld Grei no longer went to praybutin the church ofSt.Jean tie Grove, where the condemned arc prepared for death, and whore they heard their last mass. him aS w h i“L^ a S f ‘^‘'S a y r K ha?1bnowed\Jlm^^^^ his troubled sleep, the last word still vibrated at his terror. PetUJehan W d his beautiful Nicole more heart. “Am I then reserved for that! and must I more, who had given him him a boy, the image then,” ----- - he inwardly exclaimed; and his noble of his mother. Never was child so caressed and hea^rt revelled at his own conjurings. “And who beloved, and he was growing in all the happiness told me this? A wretch who luxuriates upon the and repose of innocent childhood; while Mande, credulity of mankind—who attacks my purse thro ^ho had adored his mother, was struggling with ol to think of it. the anguish of a life that had been insupportable. credulity of man! the medium of m He my fears. I am a fool b id went out, but not*-’“ - ■osc and went out, but nothing could divert P o u ? y m s had elapsed since h e^Sv Nlcofc°o ^her cn in the streets he seemed to see bnt the from the altar r, and to hear but his fatal words. Timid by One cloudy day Mande quitted his retreat; he and weakened by the excesses of his hfe,ihe had become a misanthrope, and shunned the light ; happiest moments of inspiration con- 5ot thathe reached Ihe corner of L a Rue de Gar- parent as the fine^^abaster. Such wast^is^oung Howjoyous are their cries—how sparkling their eyes state of’utter seclusion from the world. No idld^f%ym us\ife!’*’^Mard™lSdenl^ he heard the old rivetted his glance upon the youngest o f the group itate of utter i ?en knew theii names—once his prayers, a f her as she , spheres and astrolabes; and, fixed to theccil- cast a hurried glance at the principal personage ot ing, between two beams, an immense white stufled the pageant, when, instead of turning with his usu- ed his face with his hands, ao bewildered. Good God! Good God! was it a :eadful reality I Itw r 1 , he visited every day, lutin the church of St. ^H e he lifted up in his arms the addressed him at once; he lifted up ii little creature with the chesnut curls. “O h ! he is only four years old ; he is the young­ est of us all,” exclaimed his little companions, “H e is only four years old; he is the youngest and most innocent,” said Mande to himself. As he encircled him with one of his arms, his dreadful mania came strongly over him; blood was in hts thought—he thirsted only for blood— his eyes gleamed with the dreadful insanity. The lltllo in­ nocent was frightened at bis looks. dv in wound, and the li with his tiny whii ' T h ? k ’uohtci! of the children was quickly trans­ formed into cries of terror at the s i g h t b l o o d . - - T h e neii^hbors ran to the spot; but Mande made not the slightest attempt to escape-he had fulfilled his destiny. The watch arrived aud seized Mande, who a few days, afterwards was condemned by M. Robert d’Estouirville, provost of Paris, to die upon ^^K rlhell'ay following the trial, the condemned, carryinn- a lighted torch, proceeded b.arofootcd to the place of etffecution, before the gates o f Notre Dame. As he passed along to the fatal spot the imprecations of the women were dreadful: mater­ nal love assumed a savage tenderness that eloquent­ ly burst forth—the mothers embraced their little ones, and pressed them wildly to their bosoms as tho assassin passed. Havln<» at length reached the foot of the scaflold, Mande ascended the steps with a stern composure; he was supported bv the innate conviction that he had obeyed a law that was inevitable, and he found himself standing face to face to a young execution­ er whom he had never seen before. They stood a- lone above the immense crowd below. “Come, little,lehan—this is your firstessay j re- icmber a father ought not to miss the assassin o f his child!'’ These encouraging words proceeded from Master Henri Cousin, his sire, and from Mas- Merry Capiiluche, who bore the same affinity Nicole—it was her child that he had slain! All ,s prepared. Little Johan waved his thirsty sabrr md his head, and as it made its fatal descent tlu 'ouare constantly in the camp.” and the sun headed his course: hesavvitgradu- This reply, in which caprice and flattery were ally descend in the west; but all around him enn- mingled, enchanted Ninus. “Good,” said he, laugh- tinued as if enveloped with mystery. The huge ing. “Here are the three first oflievrs of the cm- , grey trees spread ihcir giant' boughs over him, the pirc dismissed for very sufliciont I’easMis.\ rank gras.s extended on all sides, not a living being The gentlemen of the court now c-ainc to pro- crossed liis path, all was silent and still and the sent their gifts to the queen. Some gave urceious stones, others of a lower rank flowers and the slaves having nothing to give, ith yerniramis, and had res which the women were, from an W h en they passed the throne— “And you,” said she, to the three brothers,have you no present to make to your queen V’ “No) other,”ther,” repliedepli tho first, Zopirc, “than my o r life to defend her.” ‘None othei The condition o f a man lost in the woods, is one f tho most perplc.xing that can be imagined by a person who has not himself been in a like predica­ ment. _ Every object he sees, he at first thinks he scogniscs, and while his whole mind is bent on arcliing for more that may gradually lead to his extrication, he goes on committing greater errors the further ho proceeds. This was the case with the live-oakcr. The sun was now setting with a fiery aspect, and by degrees it sunk in its full cir­ cular form, as if giving warning of a sultry mor­ row. Myriads of insects delig hted at its departure now filled the air on buzzing wings. Each piping frog arose from the muddy pool- in which it had concealed itself; the squirrel retired to its hole, the onercu me your sworu againsi. my enemies, laae crow toils roost, and, far above, the harsh croaking this order, carry it to the general of the army en- voice of the heron announced that, full of anxiety, camped under the walls of Babylon, give it to it was wending its way to the miry intorior of some him, and see what he will do for you. You who distant swamp. Now the woods began to resound • ■\ ’ 1 he shrill cries of the owl; and the breeze, as it the columnar streams of the forest ir,” replied the second, Artabaii, “than my sabre agaist her enemies.” “No other,” replied the third, Assar, than the respect and admiration which her presence in- ^ “ Slaves,” said Semiramis, “it is you who have made me the most valuable present of Uie whole court, and I willnot be ungrateful. You who have offered me your sword against ray enemies, 'fake irder, carry it to the general of jed under the walls of Baby himj and see what he will do for you. You whe have offered me your life for my defence, take this order to the governor o f the citadel, and see wliat he will do for you ; and vou who offer me the rc.spcct and admiration which my presence inspires, take this order, give it to the commandant of the slaves of the palace, and see what will be suit.” him ; even in the streets he seer sorcerer, and to hear but his fatal nature, and weakened by the excesses of his life,ihe had become a\ misanthrope, and shunned the light effects of the sorcerer’s prediction, acting upon an of day. H e entered Paris bv the street of L a Porte -enfeebled mind, acquired an all-powerful intensity. Montmartre, his pace was irregular, his right hand After wandering through the city till past the hour covered his forehead, across which passed clouds of noon, striving to escape from the horrible idea dark as those which obscured the horizon. He that pursued him, he sought some of his compan- ’had passed a terrible night—he felt that his hour ions o f the previous evening, but society he found had at length arrived—that a powerful and irresisti- ras a burden to h im; he therefore quitted them to hie hand was urging him to his fate, while a voice rander alone in the fields. The sun was bright, but whispered continually in his ear the same words he ’ • ’ s appeared clouded; a balmy and heard the sorcerer utter. Despair was in his look played around him, but he felt not ' ' S T O R IE S OF T H E M ID D L E A G E S , Tho first late svhich we shall relate, is from a work of Massenius, a German Jesuit, published at Cologne in 1657. This work is enliiled Palaslra Dramatica. T he G ueen S emiramis . “Of all my wives,” said King Ninus to Semira- mi.s, “it is you I love the best. None have charms anil’ graces likeyou, and for you I would willingly resign them all.” “Let the king consider well what he says,” re­ plied Semiramis. “ 'W h a t i f 1 were to take him at his word ?” “Do so,” returned the monarch ; “whilst beloved by you, I am indifferent to all others.” “So then, if I asked it,” said Semiramis, “you would banish all your other wives and love me alone I I should be alone your consort, the parta­ ker of your power, and Gueen o f Assyria V “Gueen of Assyria ! Are you not so already,” said Nines, “since you reign by your beauty over its king V’ <‘N o —no,” answered his lovely m istress ; “ la m at present only a slave whom you love. I reign not; 1 merely charm. W h en I give an order, you are consulted before I am obeyed.” “And to reign then you think so great a pleas- “Yes, to one who has never experienced it.” “And do you wish then to experience it7 “Would you like to reign a few days in myplace'l” “Take care, O, king ! do notoiler too much.” “No, I repeat it,’’ said the captivated monarch. “Would you like, for one whole day, to be sover­ eign-mistress of Assyria I If you would I con­ sent to it.” “A n d all which I command then, shall be cxe- V’ ■ one entire day, “ T o-morrow, i f you like.” “I do,” said Semiramis; and let her head fall on the shoulder of the king, like a beautiful woman asking pardon for some caprice which has been yielded to. The next morning Semiramis called her wo­ men, and commanded them to dress her magnifi­ cently. On her head she wore a crown of pre­ cious stones, and appeared thus before Ninus. Ninus, enchanted with her beauty, ordered all the officers of the palace to assemble in the stale cham- ber, and ins golden sceptre to be brought from the treasury. H e then entered the chamber, lead­ ing Semiramis by tho hand. All prostrated themselves before the aspect of the king, who con­ ducted Semiramis to the throne, and seated her up­ on it. Then urdeving the whole as.scmbly to rise, ho announced to the c o u rt that they were to obey, duringtho. whole day, Semiramis as himself. So saying, he took up liis golden sceptre, and placing it in the handsof Scmlr.rmls—“Gueen,” said he, I commit to you the emblem of sovereign power; take it, and command with sovereign authority. All here are your slaves, and 1 myself am nothing more than your servant for tho whole of this day. ■\Vhocver shall be remiss in executing your orders, him be punished as if he had disobeyed the ands of the king.” wander alone 4o him the heavens appeared clouded; a balmy and heard the sorcerer utter. Despair was in his look refreshing breeze played around him, but he felt not _ h i s face was wild and haggard—his hands were its soothing power—his heart was chilled. One flry and hot—a fire was burning within him, and \Iark, freezing, dreadful idea haunted his imagine- his throat was parched—a horrible desire came over lion. As he was retracing his steps to his lodgings, him—he felt he could onlv quench his consuming in that despairing mood that takes poccessinn of thirst in blood 1 A young man approached him. the mind when iraiure has no longer any charms attired gaily, as though he were going to for us, and was on the point o f crossing L a Grevc gome festival; a smile was on his countenance,and - he suddenly stopped short; for he beheld a newly he was humming a chansonnettc. W ith the fright- irected s c^old. W ith a convulsive shudder he ful instinct of his distemper, Mande had unclasped urned aside; it reminded mm of the words of the ^ ^nife with a long thin blade; the expression of sorcerer! , . t -n / n . « . his countenance was fiendish, and, as though aware H e could no longer sleep m L a Rue Cheyet Saint of his repulsive aspect, he shielded it from the light Laudny, which was opposite La Greve; he there- of day by his broad slouched hat; but the feeling fore quitted the capita!,^ and took up his residence of his better nature came over him. “Shall I,” in a habitation situated between Paris and Mont- muttered^he/‘S u sodtolhis last account, martre. There he saw but little, and heard but perhaps with crime upon his head! his eternal pun- little; it seemed to him like the silence of the desert ishment will be added to my weight of guilt. No, at the very gates of a populous city; and there he no, some other victim more innocent then he;”— hoped that his troubled imagination might have re- and he was proceeding along, casting about him covered its tone and tranquility, and the dreadful furious glances of deadly import. “H a '.’’ said he, words o f the necromancer might be gradually wea- »shall I strike the young maiden 7 she has the vc- she has the vc- I innocence.” As he spoke ---------- ------ , ^ ..av,..v. ....IV..:. u. girl came bounding onward ; echo within his breast always ready to repeat them, the glow o f health and beauty was on her cheeks, T h e house was inhabited by an old couple and and her eye seemed lighted up with joy and love. ■their daughter, the idolized child of their old age : uBut what i f 1 pierce two hearts in one!” he mut- she was truly beautiful. She had one of those Ma- tered; “she has perhaps an expectant lover; at a sin- sed. donna heads that an ideal style of beauty, such as gjg blow I shall destroy two—the scaffold demands “Listen,” said Semiramis. “In two hours lit genius in its happiest moments of inspiration con- not that;” he reached the corner of L a Rue de Gar- let all the officers off the state come and offer vu ivioo. a. iiv. v-vu.... .o W.V.. ,,i outui tiaiuii iramis placed ticrsclf on a each making oath to execute biindly the orders of had suflered his hands to be tied. Semiramis. W hen the ceremony was finished. Hasten to the fortress, Zopire; you the king made her his compliments, and asked lier secure how she bad managed to go through with it with ” * so grave and imajestical an air. “W hilst they were promising to obey me,” said Semiramis, “I was thinking what I should i mand each one o f them to do. I have but day of power, and I will employ it well.” The king laughed at this reply. Semiramis ap- leared more piquanie and amiable than ever. “Let IS see said he,” “ how you will continue your part. By what orders will you begin 7” “Let the Secretary of the King approach my throne,” said Semiramis, with a loud voice. The secretary approached, two slaves pi little tabic before him. “W rite,” said Semiramis ; “ ‘Under penalty of death, the governor of the citadel of Babvionis or­ dered to yielol up the command of tho citadel to him who shall bear to him this order.’ Fold this order, seal it with the king’s seal, and give it to me. ■ute, i lotli- that had passed into the land of spirits without yet meeling one of his kind with whom to hold converse. inus so captivated. Nor were her char cned in his eyes, when a slave not having execu­ ted promptly an insignificant order, she coniniand- ed his head to be struck off, which was immedi­ ately done. ■Without bestowing a thought on this trivial matter, Ninus continued to converse with Semi­ ramis, till the evening and the arrived. When she entered the saloon which had been prepared for the occasion, a slave brought her a plate, in which was the head of the decapitated eunuch.— “ ’Tis well,” said she, after having examined it. “Place it on a stake in thecourt of the palace, that all may see it, and be you there on the spot to pro­ claim to everyone, that the man to whom this head belonged lived three hours ago, feur'that having disobeyed my will, his head was separated from his Ibody.” ThejTeiewas magnificent; n Sumptuous ban­ quet was prepared in the gardens, and Semiramis received the Iiomage of all with a grace and mag- jesty perfectly regal ; she continually turned to and conversed with Ninus, rendering him the most distinguished honor. “You arc,” said she, “aforeign kingcome to visitme in mypalacg. 1 must make your visit agreeable to you.” Shortly after the banquet was served, Senilra- is confounded and reversed all ranks. Ninus was placed at the bottom of the table. H e was the first to laugh at this caprice; and the court, following his example, allowed themselves to be 'need, without murmuring, according to the will the queen. She seated near herself the three jthers from the Caucasus. “Are my orders executed 7” she demanded of “Yes,” replied th< The fete was vcry the force o f habit, sen m with ri ” replied they. Th e fe te was ve gay. A slave having, by c force o f habit, served the king first, Semiramis had him beaten with rods. His cries mingled with the laughter of the guests. Every one was incli­ ned to merriment. It was a comedy, in which each played his part. Towards tho end o f the re­ past, when wine had added to the general gayety, Semiramis rose from her elevated seat, and said— “My lords, the treasurer of the empire has read ne a list of ne thei cession the court has failed to bring “W h o is it 7” cried Ninus. “He must be pun- Semiramis. “But no— 1 have still two hours I reign ,” and at the same time she withdrew hi hand, which the king was covering with kisses. “I pardon not,” said she, in a loud voice, “such insult on the part o f a slave. Slai ods begai and the trees, came laden with heavy and chilling de' Alas no moon with her silvery light shone on tho dreary scene, and the lost one, wearied and vexed, laid himself down on the damp ground. Prayer is always consolatory to man in every difficulty or danger, and the woodsman fervently prayed to his Maker, wished his family a happier night than it was his lot to experience, and with a feverish anx­ iety waited thereturn of day. You may imagine the length of that cold, dull, oonless night. W ith tho dawn of day came the usual fogs of those latitudes. The poor ted1 on his feet, and with a sorrowful 1eart cd a course which he thought might 1 some familiar object, although, indeed, ho scarcely knew what he was doing. No longer had he the of a track to guide him, and yet B E A U T IFU L E X T R A C T . Thu following beautiful passage, from the third article in the last number of the North American Review, can have proceeded from none other than jilted pen of Mr. Edw; ted with the case areas follows r In the month of October last a dog, belonging fcl Duncan Cameron ofShubenacadie, was confined by his owner to prevent him from killing sheep ; but after ten days, lie broke loose and run from house to house, in the direction of Plaister Rock' and the mouth of the river, biting all cattle, swinej dog'3 and poultry that came in his way—-but at length met his death by David Smith and Mi-^ In t\ve!'.'e or fourteen days those creatures which had been bitten began to show signs of madness. The swine lived but a few days, frothing at the mouth and appearing in great pain, but showed no propensity to bice other animals. The cattle lived about a week, constantly howling in a lamentable lone ; the dogs were all chiefly dispatched as soon they showed the least sigh of madness, and all lers for many miles round. The number of cat­ tle that died, were two oxen, four cows and one calf—swine about thirty, dogs that were killed The unfortunate girl, who fell n victim to this most avvful disease was living in the family o f Richard Smith, Esq., and on the 6th of Novem­ ber went into the garden, and while there, she said, a pretty looking cat came close to her, when she attempted to catch it, but as soon as she laid hands on her back, it turned round and bit her hand* The wound bled freely, was washed in salt and n. drawing application applied ; and in a short lime it was perfectly healed and no further anxiety was entertumed by the girl or the family with whvim she lived, until Friday morning the 6th of February, when slie c.impiained of a violent pain in her buck and stpmach, with a difficulty of brea­ thing, and refusing to swallow any nourishment saying liiat it look her breath away. Her complaint in the first stage, was con.'idered by otliers to be a hystciic ufiVetion, but when tho synipUnns became more nlarming, it was thought advisable to open a vein in one of her feel, and when altcnipling to bathe them in warm water she appeared unwilling to touch it, which gave cause to fear that her complaint had risen from the bite .10 gifted pen of M r. Edward Everel “ It has been as beautifully as truly r is mad.’ TI iaid, that the undevout astronomer is mad.’ T he same remark iiiiglit with equal force and justice be applied to the undevout geologist. Of all tho absurdities ever started, none more extravagant can be named, than that the grand and far-reaching researches and dis­ coveries of geology arc hostile to the spirit of reli­ gion. They seem to us, on the very contrary, to lead the inquirer step by stop ‘into the more imme­ diate presence of that tremendous power, which could alone produce and can alone account for the primitive convulsions of the globe, of which the proofs are graven in eternal characters, on the side of its bare and cloud-piercing mountains, or are wrought into tho very substance of the strata that. compose its surface, and which are also day by day, and hour by hour, at work, to feed the fires of the volcano, to pour forth its molten tides, or to com­ pound the salubrious elements of the mineral foun­ tains, which spring in a thousand valleys. In gaz- at t!te starry heavens, all glorious as they are, ink under the awe of their magnitude, the mys- „ of their secret an J reciprocal influences, the bewildering conceptions of their distances. Sense and science are at war. The sparkling gem, that glitters on the brow of night, is converted by sci­ ence into a mighty orb,—the source of light and heat, the centre of attraction, the sun of a systt like our own. The beautiful planet, which linge and lovely beams seem to shed a spirit of tranquil­ ity, not unmixed with sadness nor far removed from devotion, into the very heart ot him who wan­ ders forth in solitude to behold it, is in the contem­ plation of science, a cloud-wrapt sjibero ; a world ofrugged mountains and stormy deeps. W e study, we reason, we calculate. W c climb the giddy scat- fold of induction up to the very stars. W e bor­ row the wings of the boldest analysis and flee to the uttermost parts of creation, anti then shutting our eyes on the radiant points that twinkle in the vault of light, the well instructed mind sees open­ ing before it, in mental vision the stupendous me- chanism o f the heavens. Its planets swell into rids. Its crowded stars recede, expand, become Ural suns, and we hear the rush of the mighty IS that circle round them. The l.>ands of Orion :e our own. The beautiful ]ilanet, which lingers to fear that her complaint had risen from the bi by her uiiwillingnes ed much of a burning thirst, and at times she cov­ ered Ilcr eyC3 with her own hands, and requested that a little drink might be put into her mouth, but )on as the iiquid touched her lips, she darted S3 the room and continued in a fit, for soma on his feet, and with a sorrowful h pursu- a course which he thought might lead him to nc familiar object, although, indeed, ho scarcely ew what he was doing. No longer had he the trace of a track to guide him, and yet as the sun rose, he calculated the many hours of day-light he had before him, and the farther he went continued orbs that circle round them. Th e l.>ands of Orion to walk the faster. But vain were all his hopes: are loosened, and the sparkling rays which cross that day was spent in fruitless endeavors to regain each other on this belt, are resolved into floods of the path that led to his home, and when night a- gain ai.proacbcd, the terror that had been gradual­ ly spreading over his mind,together with the nerv­ ous debilityility induceducctl by fatigue, anxiety and Itt frantic.antic. Hee toldd im ind ger, rendered him almos fr H tol me that at this moment bo beat his breast, tore his hair, and, had it not been for the piety with which his parents had in early life imbued his mind, and which had become habitual, would havecumod his existence. Famished as he now was, he laid him­ self on the ground, and fed on the weeds and grass that grow around him. The night was Bjicnt in the greatest agony and terror. “ I knew my situ­ ation,” he said to me. “ I was well aware that unless Almighty God came to my assistance, I must perisil in those uninhabited vvoods, 1 knew that 1 had walked more than fifty miles, although I had not met with a brook, from which 1 could quench my thirst or even allay the burning heat of my parched lip.s and blood-shot eyes. I knew that if I should not meet with some stream I must die ; for my axe was my only weapon, and although doer and bears now and then started within a few yards or even feet of me, not one of them could I kill; and although I was in the midst of abundance, not a mouthful did 1 the cravings of preserve you fn of that day!” For several days after, no one can imagine (he condition in which he was, for when lie related to me this painful adventure, ho assuredf me that he had lost all recollection of what had happened,— “ God,” he continued, “ must have taken jiity on me one d a y ; for, as I ran wildly through those dreadful pine barrens, I met with a tortoise. 1 ga­ zed upon it W'ith amazement and delight, and al­ though I knew that were 1 to follow it undisturbed. ir on (his belt, ari light, streaming from system to system, across till illimitable pathways of tiie outer heavens. Tin conclusions which wc roach, are oppressively gram and sublime ; the imagination sinks under them tho truth is loo vast, too remote from the premises from which it is deduced; and man, poor frail man sinks back to the earth, and sighs to worship a- gain, with the innocence of a child or Chakloai shophird, the quiet and beautiful stars, as he sees them ill tho simplicity of scn.se. But in the pro­ vince of geology, there arc some subjects, in which the senses .seem, as it were, led up into the labora­ tory of divine power. Let a man fix iiis t^yes upon one of the inarblo columns in the capitol at W a sh­ ington. Ho sees there a creation of the earth’s surface, wlicn tlic pelihles of every size, and form, and material, which compose this singular species of stone, were held and suspended in ihe medium, in which they are now imbedded, then a liquid sea irble, vvhicli has hardened into the solid, lus- andnd variegatedariegated massass beforeore hiss eye,, in the trous a v m bef hi eye in 'cry substance of vvhicii he beholds the record lonvulsion of the globe. Let him go and stand upon tlic sides of tho cra­ ter of Vesuvius, ill the ordinary state of its erup­ tions, and contemplate the lazy stream of molten his feet, encasing the knew that were 1 to follow it undisiuiucu, it would lead me to some water, my hunger and thirst would not allow me to refrain died severely.” nance to whisper something in the car of the W ith one stroke of my axe the beast was cut m queen. “The Gueen is insulted by her servant, ’ exclaimed Semiramis. “1 embrace your knees to obtain iny pardon. Pardon me, beautiful Gueen,” said he, “pardon me.” And he added, in a lower tone, “I would that this/efo were finished.” “You wish then that I should abdicate 7” said ?miramis. “But no—I have still two hours to one stroke of my axe the beast was cut in two, and in a few moment.'! I despatched all but the shell. Oh, sir, how much I thanked God,whose kindness had put the tortoise in my wav! 1 felt greatly renewed. I .sat down at the foot of a pine, gazed on tlie heavens, thought of my wife ami children, and again and again thanked my God for my life, for now 1 felt less distracted in my mind, and more assured that before long 1 must re­ cover iny way, and got hack to my hoiiio.” The Lo.st One remained and passed the night, . thehe foot off Ihee sameame treeee undernder whichhich hisis repastepast at t foot o Ih s tr u w h r had been made. Refreshed by sound sleep, he ted at dawn to rc.sumn hi.s wc.ary march. The the same, and he was on the point of giving up in despair, when lie ob.-erved a racoon lying squatted in the grass, llai.sing his axe, he drove it with such violence through the hcJjiless animal, that it “ Silly child that thou art,” said Ninus, still s knees, “Yet will I give way to thy folly ; patience, tny reign will soon be over.” “You will not then be angry,” said she, in a rhlsper, “at something I am going lo order this lomcnt 7” “Slaves,” said sho aloud, “fioizo this m a n -ihis . . . . . , . nnus.” \rcatcr part of which lie actually dcvourcu at one Ninus, smiling, p ut himself into the hands of comfortable feelings, he then e slaves.” resumed his wanderings—his journey 1 cannot such violence llirough the hcJjiless animal, that i expired without a struggle. W h at he h:tJ done, with the turtle, lie now did with the racoon, the which he actually devoured at the Slav ‘Tal ikc him out o f the saloon, lead him into the court of the seraglio, prepare every thing for his death, and wait mv orders.” The si ■ ■ ------ to the all the camp, Artaban ; Asi gates of the palace.” These order-s were given in a whisper, and exe­ cuted immediately. “ Beautiful queen,” said Ninus, laughing, “this comedy only wants it denouement; pray let it be a prompt one.” “I will,” said Semiramis, “Slaves, recollect the eunuch—strike !” They struck. Nimis had hardly tunc to utter a cry when his head foil upon the pavement, the smile was still upon his lips. “ N o w 1 a m C iuoon o f A s s y r i a , ” e x c la im e d Se- rriciainis; and perish everyone, like the eunuch and like Ninus, who dare disoby my orders.” [From Jludubons Ornithological Biography, Vol. II.] T H E LO S T ONE. nlev ” omr,Ioyc( an, groping his way of a dungeon, of which he knew not where the door stood. Days, one after another, passed—n.ay, wrecks succession. H e fed now on cabb.agc trees, (her frogs and snakes. All that fell in his way ' welcome and savory. Yet he became, daily more emaciated, until at length he could scarc..dy crawl. Forty days had elapsed, by his own rcckonii; rocks, that oozes quietly at his feet, encasing surface of the mountain as it cools with a i black and stygian crust, or lighting up its sides at night with streaks of lurid Are. Let him consid­ er tho volcanic island, which arosea few years since in the neighborhood of Malta, spouting flames from the depths of the s e a ;—or accompanying one of our own navigators from Nantucket to the Ant­ arctic ocean, who,finding the centre of a small isl­ and, to which he was in the habit of resorting, sunk in the interval of two of his voyages, sailed through an opening in its sides where the ocean had found its way, and moored his ship* in the smouldering crater of a recently extinguished vol­ cano. Or, finally, let him survey the striking phe­ nomenon, which our author lias described and which has led us to this train of remark, a mineral fountain of salubrious qualities, of a temperature greatly above thatof the surface of the earth in the region where it is found compounded of nume­ rous ingredients in a constant portion, and known to have been flowing from its secret springs, as at the present day, at least for eight hundred years, unchanged, unexhausted. The religious sense of the elder world, in an early stage of civilization, placed a genius or a divinity by the side of every spring that gushed from the rocks, or flowed from the bosom of the earth. Surely it would bo no ikness, for a thoughtful man, who should Ihc renovation of a wasted frame, to one ol ibri'jiis mineral.fountains, if ho drank in iicaling waters as a gift from the out-stre though invisibo hand, of an every where present and benignant Power. *J. N.Reyno!d’s Report to IheSecrelary of the Navy. It is not polite, for instance, to teaze a person to do wliat he has' once declined, and itis equally impolite to refuse a request or an invitation in order to be urged, and accept afterwards. Comply at once; if your frier he not sincere you will punish him, as he de.servi to he. U is not polite, when asked what part of a dish you will have, to say “ any part, it is quite indilicrent to me;” it is hard enough to carve for o n e ’s friends without choo.'^ing for them. Ills not visitors with our own family household. It At limes she vvas quite composed, and talked very affectionately about her disease, death, and burial. She said that she had heard of people in her situation being smothered, and supposed that she would have to shave the same fo^e; she very afl'ectioniucly warned her nttendants^fo prepare for death and elcrnily. On Monday nig’il her ag­ ony became very violent; her eyes rollul with a frantic stave, her mouth filled w iih froih, and her tongue e.\tended, exhibiting a mosUernflicspecta­ cle. At other times she would be more composed,- and when she felt a fit coming on, she would reach her hands to her auendaiKS to be held, assuring them that they need not be afraid, that she should • liurttliem. Throughout her affliction she dis-- ered nothing but affection and kindness to all around her. Early on Tuesday morning, (the day she died) she was quite composed, and requestecl klr. Smith to take a seal by her bedside, and spokd to him of the life she had lived ; and if it was only spaie.d how she would in future devote it to the service of God, and begged IMr. S. to warn certainr per-sona of her acquaintance, whom slie named to seek reiigion and prepare for death. Towards noon her fits became very violent, and while preparations were making to confine her closely, symptoms of immediate dissolution red. H e r strength began to fail, her sunken, her hands and feet became cold, her words inarticulate, and at length brea­ thed her last at half past 3 o’clock, and was inter-; red the next day by the grave of her sister, the place she had herself pitched upon. ■Within a few days past, two dogs and a cat in this neighborhood showed symptoms of madness* and were immediately killed ; but the inhabiianta ■should not slop here; every cal and dog in the placd add bo immediately destroyed. A disconsolate and broken hearted woman, as •she calls herself, Mrs. Laura Hunt, of Broadalbin, Montgomery county, N. Y., notifies the publics through the Amsterdam Intelligencer, tliat her hus­ band Josiah Hunt, lias left her bed and board and edd awayway to partsarts unknownnknown ; andnd shee foorbids moie cl straye a to p u ; a sh f all girls, old maid.sand widow.>:, not to meddle with • marry him, on penalty of the law. h'hc also irneslly entreats all editors “ throughout the world’ I lay the foregoing information before their read­ ers. Mrs. Hunt will plca.se to perceive that we have complied with her request. The Mexican si I Vera Cruz for Tampico le 13ih of February, lias been lost o ’ Tuxpan, and ilissupp.osed all hai incholy Shipwreck .—The Mexican schr. T i­ ger, wliich sailed from Vera Cruz for Tam on the 13ih of February, lias been lost off the harbor of Tuxpan, and ilissupp.osed all hands were losL The following persons, it is ascertained, were on board of her,Viz :—William Prescott, master and part owner of said ves.sel, born in Portsmouth* N. H. and married in New Orleans ; Dr. William ^ alace IS ordered to resign _ ________ of the slaves into the hands of the person who shall present to him Uiis order.’ Fold it, seal it with the king’s seal, and deliver to me this decree, W rite a^aiiii: ‘under penalty of death, the gen­ eral of the army encamped under tho walls of Babylon is ordered to resign the command of the armyfohim who shall bethe bearer of thisdeen Fold, seal, and deliver to me this decree.” She took !tbe three orders thus dictated, and put emm inn herer bosom.m. Thehe wholehole courtourt wasas «trucktri the i h boso T w c w « __ with consternation ; the king himself was surpri- vetted his glance upon the youngest o f the group ^nt the wings of t officers o the state come anc presents, asi is the custom on the accession of l _ . princes, and let a festival be prepared for this eve­ ning. Now let all depart. Let my faithful ser­ vant N inus a lone rem ain. I have to consult him w ith flowing cbesni is an innoce soul, pure as the wings row. Love j can do no injury to him. H e is an angel that 1 ■e idea was gjja]] senj (jack to Paradise—poor little one, 1 shall perhaps save thee from many evils, perhaps from crime. How sweet to snatch a human being from :ould only the sight of such torments as mine.” lirit W hile thus holding fearful convet igels; queen.” that l Ninus laughed. My beautiful Q lart to astonishment. then ^ h*^h\^^d ff °t d presenco^played with renewed phantoms and gloomy terrors of hts imagination; often did ho steal towards her and bless her in the •♦oft language of love. gambols. Once he was on the point of retracing Ope Sunday morning be mct-Ijer m the church bis steps; but he could not—he knew his time was of the Abbey of Montmartre; she was on herknees. come! The children gathered round him, and all s out—“Yoi\ou how to see,” play the ful Gueen,” said he, “you play your lishment. But i f your servant may lare to question you, what would you do with the orders you have dictated 7” “I should be no longer queen, where I obliged to give account of my actions. Nevertheless this was ray motive. I have a vengeance to execute against the three officers whom these ordi “Vengeance, and wherefore 7” “The first, tb rders men- i^clothes in tatters, Ins once bri-ffitaxc dimmed of the difficulties they have in pro- h rust, his face hegnmmed vvith beard, his hair ,^ 53 , . things they are, when matted, and his feeble frame liUlc betlcr tkan a petfood upon the skeleton covered with parchment: there he laid ‘ ^ without asking his leave, nor himself down to die Amid the revtuihcd dreams 1 of Ills fevered fancy, he tnou^ht ho heard the noi£?e ^ _____ _ _______________________ of oars far away on tho silent river. 1 le li/em li subs traction.-A laboring man but tho sound died avv^iy on Ins car. It vvas iiidw. - rchasi d a row of a farmer in the state of Maine, a dream, the last glimmer of c.xpirmg hope and , he paid in cash, the now lhchghtof hfo wasaEmt to he quenched for- Oneday while at work ihrcsh- eyer. But again the sound of cars awoke him from j i,arn, not knowing that any one hi^s lethargy. He li.stcned so eagerly,ibm the hum t „ sohloVisc in liu- of a fly could not have escaped hts car. They were / TnUe one. from two lefi ve.s M. Sliipp, of Kentucky ; Dr. B. F . McNutt, from Virginia; James Comfort, surgeon dentist, of I.-liiiadelphin, and William Shaw, late mate of a vessel frem New York to Tampico, pa,ssengers— besides Marlin Correa and wife, Manuel Moreno, Francisco Herrero, and servant, also passengers and natives of Mexico—with Mr. Francis, chief mate, a native of Holland.—Com. A d t. An Alarm.—An incirlent of a rather ludicrous nature Ofciin-ed a s-horl lime since, in one of the sca-boai-d to'.vns o f the “Bay Stale.” M r . B., a cit­ izen of the north part of the Lov/n, was called up- on his w o rk - s h o p by Mr. M-, a felIow-to\vns- man, who resulecl ab lUl two miles from IMl'. B.. when the fiilowingtiiaiogue ensued :— Mr. B. Giod morning Mr. M. : you are quite a Stranger in this part of the town^ How do you do? Mr. M. X am tolerable. How are you and your family ? Mr. B. W e are all well, with the exception of a few slight colds. W h at is the news in your neighhorhood ? Mr. M. Nothing particular. W h a t do you Mr. B. Nothing of importance. W e have a plenty of rain of late. Mr. M. Y ps . : and li.ey say— “ M.avc!i win is and April showers Biiiig forth fruits and May flowers.” AXr. M. (Again after a pause of about a min-: ute.) I called down here to sea if I could find the captain of the Engine. My father’s house is on lire, and 1 .si.ould like to have captain bring up nie of his men to help pul it out. Mr. B. Haiignatioii! WBiy didfot you cry began t following manner: Take one from two leave three; and two from two leaves four; and thve- That’s the c shoulder, proceeded towards the swamp in which he had several times before plied his trade o f felling and squaring the giant trees that afford the most valuable timber for naval architecture and other purposes. A t the season which is the best for this kind of labor, heavy fogs not unfrequently cover the coun­ try, so as to render it difficult for one to see farther than thirty or forty yards in any direction. The woods, too, present so little variety, that every tree seems the mere counterpart of every other; and the grass when it has been burnt, is so tall that a man of ordinary stature cannot sec over it, whence it is necessary for him to proceed with great cau­ tion lest he should unwillingly deviate from the ill- defined trail which he follows. To increase the difficulty, several trails often moot, in which case, unless the explorer he perfectly well acquainted with the neighborhood, it would bo well for him to lie down and wait until the fog should disperse. Under such circumstance!?, tho best woodsmen are not unfrequently bewildered for a while: and I well remember that such an occurrence happened ■ I myself, at a time when I had imprudently ven- ired to pursue a wounded quadruped, which led le to some distance from tho track. The live-oaker had heen jogging onwards f u . 1 , tarelharhe must ha- than the distance h hummock,” which 1 Jarm, at the momc. when the fog dispersed, he saw tho sun at its me­ ridian height, and could not recogn'se a single ob- of a fly could not have escaped his car. They were indeed the measured beat o f oar.s, and now, joy to from two and l^ve.s three; the second she had an —that is two from two and leaves four; thi third year she had another, which is three fron ind leaves five. Now 1 have li? scream of joy and fear. The rowers pause, and look around. Another, but feebler .scream and they observe him. It comes—his heart flutters, his sight ■ ■ I brain reels, he gasps for breath. It run upon the beach, and the Lost comes—it One is found. This is a two and leaves five. Now 1 have five to support, and I fear I shall never be able to pay for the cow. The farmer immediately paid him for his labor, and gave up his note for the i Decaust; i l rejJitJbem'b uaiivucso , untw vviiiwii is iike, as it is a privation of life. In China, white is used, because they hope the dead are in heaven, the place of purity. In Egypt, yellow is used be­ cause it represents the decaying of trees and flow­ ers wliich become yellow as they die away. In Ethiopia, brown is used, because it denotes lor of the earth from whenc bout four years after the painful incident occunv His amiable wife and loving children, were presei at the recital, and never shall I forget the tears tliat flowed from them as they listened to it, albeit it had long been more familiar to them than a talc thrice tolj: Sincerely do I wish good reader, that nei- to Iher you nor I may ever elicit such sympathy, by jg of Turkey, blue having undergone such sufierings although no jg ^sed, because it represents the sky, where they doubt such sympathy would be a rich recompense ^ purple .nd -violet, because being a mixture of black and oubt such sympathy would be a rich recompense ■ir them. it only' remains for me to sgy, that the distance betweeti the cabin and the live-oak hummock to which the woodman was hound, scarcely exceod- and -violet, because being blue, it represents, as it w and Jiope on the other. were, sorrow on one side, The Richmond 'Whig, in alluding £0 Mf. Web^ pr’s appeal against the three million bill, says--; iVhiie Virginians calling thcmsclrcs republicans* were found ready to create a dictator by law—for to' that would three mi llions of money at the president’s discretion amount, armed as he already is, with E x ­ ecutive power, ami an almost irresistible patvonago —the Republic is indebted among the first to M r. Wel'ster, so long stigmatised and hunted down as a Federalist, for the defeat of that slavish, and de­ grading measure. Let those who for the little and contemptible purposes of dernagogueism reproach the federalism of 'SVebster’s abstract opinions, try to imitate the courageous republicanism of his acts 1 Well would it be for tho Anierican People, if they would pay more respect to these, and less to those npty jirofessions of Republican devotion, which ist no more than the wind which is sq icezed out •a bladder.’ M arriage . — I never knew a marriage expressly for money, that did not end unhappily. Yet man­ aging mothers and heartless daughters are contin­ ually playing the same unlucky game. 1 bv-iieve that men more frequently marry for love than wo­ men, because they have a free choice. I am afraid Dccause incy ininK tliey siiaii nut uavo a ueitei chance, and dread being dependent. Such mar- riacres, no doubt, sometimes prove tolerably com­ fortable, but a great number would be far happier single. If I may judge from my own observation of such matters, marrying for a home is a mo«t \ tting a livin- tiresome way of gettb iving.—Jllrs. Child. who asked him why he did not wash and himself when he came into a court of justice. “ Dress myself, my Lord, ” said the sweep, ” I am dressed as much as your Lordship. ” “ How is that!” said the judge, “ why, my Lord,” replied the witness, “ you are in your working cloth dress , 1 am I. ”

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