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went or whence he came, Yet there was something in his eye That won my love, I knew not why.
2. Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
3. I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear from the rock; his strength was gone; The heedless water mocked his thirst
He heard it, saw it hurrying on :
I ran to raise the sufferer up,
Thrice from the stream he drain'd my cup,
4. 'Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
I heard his voice abroad, and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warm'd, I clothed, I cheer'd my guest,
Then made the hearth my bed, and seem'd
5. Stript, wounded, beaten, nigh to death,
Wine, oil, refreshment-he was heal'd;
6. In prison I saw him next, condemn'd
7. Then in a moment to my view
He spake, and my poor name he named;
FOREIGN NEWS.-By the arrival of the steamship Acadia, we have advices from England to 4th of May. The late highly disasterous discomfiture of the forces in Affghanistan, India, is succeeded by prospects favourable to the British. News from China indicates an early attack upon Pekin. Sir Robert Peel's Tariff Revision Bill and his Income Tax will probably be sustained; his popularity is on the increase. Trade is as much depressed as ever. Nations are awakening to the importance of a systematic exclusion of British manufactures; Germany, Spain, Russia, and, indeed, the whole continent, except bankrupt Portugal, unite in this policy-the most skillful statesmanship can barely avert and protract the downfall of British commercial ascendency. Great sensation has been caused by the open profession of the Roman Catholic faith by two professors in the University of Oxford. The slave trade is said to be actively carried on in the Mediterranean. Austria is in favour of a marriage between the young Queen of Spain and a son of Don Carlos, as the best mode of healing the wounds of that afflicted country. Emigration is active throughout Great Britain, particulary from Ireland. Our ambassador, Mr. Everett, at the English court, has been much puzzled how to comply with the requisition of the queen, who required her guests to appear at a ball, dressed in the costumes of their respective countries in the time of Edward III. Our Yankee ambassador finally concluded to appear as an INDIAN SACHEM. We should like to have seen him in his new character.
The events of the past month embrace much that is important; that which relates to the political movements of the day are particularly so, involving, as they do, precedents of the most dangerous character. Indeed the signs of the times shadow forth more than we are willing to think of or express. We put our trust in the God of Nations, and pray for peace, prosperity and happiness.
Rhode Island has just passed through one of the most critical scenes that ever dawned upon that or any other state in the Union. The facts are briefly these. The government of Rhode Island is, and has been, administered under the charter granted them before the Revolution, by Charles II. Such alterations as were deemed necessary to meet exigencies, have been made in it from time to time; but a portion of the people, wishing the right of suffrage more liberally extended, were pleased to adopt the treasonable and summary method of concocting a new and independent constitution, electing their governor and other state officers, with the determination of usurping the government of the state.In defiance not only of the forces of the regularly constituted state government, but also that which would have been granted by the United States, Gov. (?) Dorr, the chieftain of the new constitution or suffrage party, having previously visited this city, and, by the aid of friends, drummed up some hundred recruits, made the attempt of an attack upon the state arsenal-but, providentially, the powder in the cannon with which they had provided themselves, was too much dampened, either by some of the men or the dense fog, to ignite, and, consequently, their bloody designs were frustrated. Suffice it to say, that the rapidly augmenting force of Gov. KING induced a "sober second thought" of the elected officers of the suffrage party, who issued a hand-bill announcing their resignation; and, in the mean time, their valiant Gov. Dort was obliged to flee.
During the recent election of our city charter officers a democratic mayor was elected, and a whig council; but the new mayor has been enabled to find some excuse for refusing to swear into office the duly elected aldermen, upon which new system of political tactics, the old democratic aldermen ground their determination of remaining in office another year! This is certainly a new, though, in our opinion, a singular transaction.If this "fair business transaction" is allowed to be fully consumated, we may give ourselves no further concern about charter elections, as those in power can make Bome cause of excuse, and "hold over" forever!
CONGRESS is still in session. Important measures have long been before them, and when they shall have decided upon them, we shall be glad to announce them.
The legislature of MAINE has been convened expressly to consider the Boundary Question, with reference to the propositions of Lord Ashburton, and the suggestions of our Secretary of State, Mr. Webster.We hope an amicable adjustment of this vexed question may now be effected.
By the last mail we have the appalling intelligence of the murder of Ex-Governor Boggs, of Missouri. He was sitting engaged in writing in his own house, when he was shot by some villian through the window.
The Ecclesiastical Court have ACQUITTED the Rev. Mr. Van Zandt of the crime for which his connection with Grace Church, in Rochester, was severed, thus conflicting with the decision of the Civil Tribunal. Guilty or innocent, his punishment, in exposure to the world, is sufficiently severe.
That decidedly popular and vigorous writer for the magazines, MRS. ANN S. STEPHENS, we are happy to announce has assumed the editorial conduct of the Sunday Morning News. She will undoubtedly make it one of the most interesting and tasteful papers of the day. Where can be found a writer who combines more force and beauty than that embodied in the productions of Mrs. Stephens' pen? Let every lady in Christendom subscribe to her paper, say we, most heartily.
The Catskill and Canajoharie Railroad was sold last week on a State mortgage of $200,000; it brought only $11,000! The Ithaca and Owego Railroad was sold at the same time on a State mortgage of $315,700; it brought only $4,500! The bare rails are worth, for old iron, much more than they have brought. Where is the wisdom in bringing these works to the hammer at such a time as the present?
Some commotion has recently been made on the subject of an INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, and we would contribute our humble efforts to "keep it before the people," hoping their attention will be aroused to its just demands. Those authors who toil day and night, and expend, perhaps, their very life-blood in the production of their works, are deprived of their pecuniary benefits with impunity. Americans, undoubtedly, are gainers by the present system of re-print, but that is a poor argument why we should contend for its continu
We would inform our readers that the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN is now open for the exhibition of the productions of native artists. As usual, and indeed, as is necessary for the support of our painters, a large proportion of their productions are portraits. Among them we noticed several of distinguished persons, viz: the Mayors of Brooklyn and New-York, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens (number 133, a gem by Barker,) Elihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith-the mad poet, the late Mc Donald Clarke, Professor Mapes, the reverend doctors Milldoller, Stone, and Hewitt, (we were not before aware that the latter gentleman was, as is stated in the catalogue, the originator of temperance societies: if this be so, he has honour enough for one man. The noble cause of temperance is fast revolutionizing the world.) The sight of one painting alone is worth the price of admission (25 cents,) we allude to number 140," Jonathan's Introduction into good Society," by J. G. Clonney. This is certainly one of the most laughable things we ever saw; but we must not describe it--it must be seen to be appreciated.
JANUARY,-The Notch House-A Fashion Plate.
FEBRUARY,-A Winter Scene on the Kaaters-Kills-A Fashion Plate.
MARCH,-Isabel and Annie-A Fashion Plate.
APRIL,-La Grange Terrace-A Fashion Plate.
MAY, The Serenade-A Fashion Plate.
JUNE,-Title-A Fashion Plate.