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had never seen before, and to see
From the Norfolk Ierald. At the tavero where he put up ifr
Fredericksburg, a pack of GamTO GAMBLERS.
biers were in deep play, glorious. Story of Tom TITTLES, um Cul
ly striving to ruin each other. pepper county of Virginia, who,
Having no book in his pocket to from Gambling lung himself.
amuse and instruct his leisure There was that ainable young | hours. Tom unfortunately strollman, Tom Tittles, of Culpepper ed into the gaming room. His County, Virginia. His grave is attention was instantly caught... still fresh on the plains near Fred. Such heaps of gold and silver be ericksburg. But where shail we find an ever-during stone for his such shining heaps so soon and so tomb, or where a Bard to write easily won, appeared to him in the his epitaph. that future genoiations highest degree astonishing. Rivmay lead his mournful tale, so eited on the glittering stakes, he long as old Rippahannock shall rolled his thoughtless eyes sparkroll his sluggish waves ?
ling alike with admiration and Tom was the only son of his longing.-Alas! an evil spirit had doating parents ; the promised fired the fancy of the youth with staff of their declining years.-- the lust of wealth. Rarely was a you h so much ca. Aye! See there Tom, (thus the ressed ; and seldom one so little Demon whispered) See there spoiled. His soft blue eyes rolled my Lad, what gold ! what silver ! always in tenderness on his pa
what firecious treasure! And soprenis; and his countenance, in con. pose now all this was yours, Tom!! versation with them. expressed a
Ö Dear ! what a world of fine charm beyond the paintei's art.
things you might carry home ! and
how Daddy, and Mammy, and SisConfiding too much in his son's
ter would throw up their arms and prudence, his father sent him down stare ! and with their cyes of joy to Fredericksburg with a waggon set the whole room in a blaze! And load of Mour. His mother and lit then only think how you would pass tle sister put in their ventures of for one of the cleveresl fellewe in all butter, eggs and poultry. Fur | the parts ! and might marry, aye nished with a long list of gloves and that you might, the finest Girl of gown-patterns, and laden with the nation ! And don't be afraid, • God bless ye’s,' and many a ten- Child, don't be afraid ! Pshaw ! it der lengthened kiss, Tom cracked is the easiest thing in nature ; just his whip, and with a light heart as easy as to kiss your hand. It is and faithful dog behind him, šet only to try your iuck, Tom i and if off ; a little dreaming, poor fel. || luck be for you s and why not for low! That he was to see his fa- you as well as for another ? why ther moiher and sister no more.- Schen all these shining heaps are
yours, Tom, and your fortune is | their last stake, to throw down made forever !
their cards and burst into tears Such was the voice of the temp
But even this poor satisfaction was
denied him. For while his last ter. Poor Tom listened : and was ruined.--Young gentleman,' said
barrel was tottering to its fall, he ole of the gamblers artfully, altempted in the distraction of his . have you a mind to bet??. YOUNG
inind) to recover it by a finesse, GentleMAN! YOUNG GENTLE- which, even the wretches at a MAN! repeated Tom to himself,
gaming table affect to scorn. and begun to feel his promised con.
Whereupon, one of the gamblers,
starting up from the table with sequence. He had never been called Young GENTLEMAN before.
well counterfeited rage, seized the The promotion which the Devil
poor lad by the nose, led him to had whispered to him, appeared
the door, and kicked him into the
street. coming on very fast. Young gen. tleman,' it was again asked, have
The memory of home and of his you a mind to bet ?'• Why,' replied
tender parents and sister, which he, I don't care much if I do.
had ever, heretofore been his heabody can but loose : and faint heart
ven, was now his bitterest hell they say, never won a fair Lady.' | after such an injury done to them Having said this in an evil hour
and with such a load of infamy on the poor thoughtless boy broke in
himself, how could he ever see upon the sacred trust committed
their faces again! whereupon, to his honor. He first ventured
going to his waggon in the back the money which his Father had given him for the journey. This
, I yard, be took a halter from one of
his horses, and went and hung himdollar olter dollar, he soon had the
self. pain to see all taken from him. With aching heart he then ventur
Ignorant yet of what had befalled the 2 dollars which his Motber
en their son, his fond parents were had secretly given him at parting.- constantly talking about him ; and These also were quickly snapped his little sister would often tell her up. Miserable at loosing so much, cousins of the beautiful gowns and but still hoping to recover it, he
bonnets, which her brother Tom. betted a barrel of his Father's four! This also was soon lost-- back froin town.-How impatieni
my was to bring her when he came growing more and more desperate, ly did they look for the day of his he belted a second--a third--a
promised return ! and when the fourth—and so on, until the whole day arrived, oh how often and wishwas gone.
fully did they cast their longing Young gamesters have some
eyes down the road to mcet his times been known, after loosing
His mother from she window look'd his son. Lifting his aged eyes,
With all the longing of a Mother ; ; swimming in tears, and wringing Hie little Sister, weeping, walk'd his withered hands, he would cry The green-wood path to meet her Bro.
out, Oh Tommy my son
son! why did I put your lender No longer from thy window lonk, Thou hast no Soil, theu tender Mother,
years to such a cruel trial! Why No longer walk, thou lovely Maid,
did I send you into that fatal tempThou hast alas! no more a Brother.
tation ! But on me is all the blame
it was I who murdered you my The nexı day, a neighbouring waggon which started in company
son, it was I who murdered you. with poor Tom, came in sight.
But forgive your poor old father Supposing that he was now close
this first, this last, this only harm at hand, the family all ran, in trans
he ever did you. Never shall I.
rest more until I hear your forport to the door, to enquire after
giveness. I am coming my son, him. * Well, neighbour, how do
to seek it-am coming to seek it." you do, how do you do? hot far is
And so it happined unto him ; Tom behind.2"
for he presently died of a broken The waggoner turned his head
heart, refusing all comfort. a side and wiped a tear. A dead Thiese. () gambers, are your ly heart sickness seized them all.
barbarous, deeds. And shall not For God's sake what is the mui.
God visit for crimes like these ? ter where is my Son ? After much
Yes, he will visit. He does visit: delay the waggoner told of his | No gambler has everbeen a happy, death, and the manner of it.
man. Never on any sinner. was Poor horror-struck vicins!
more awfully fulilled that curse,'. what pen of man or of angel can
20. peace 10 the quickid than on the express your feelings or describe
Gambler. As of blackest die, his your looks ! Faintly shiieking, O
sin not only leads to hell in the end, my Bro:ber,' his sister seized her but is a hell on the road. See him swooning mother, and fell with hanging over his deiasted tableher, nearly lifeless to the ground.
a large, pechaps a last stake depen.. The old man stood speechless with ding on his skill. Never did a horror, shivering through all his wieciei yradiator on the stage, aged limbs like one who had re fighting for life, exhibit deeper, ceived his fatal stab. The shock
marks of agony and his distresse. was too great for his feeble nature Oh what dark brows! What dreadto bear. He was taken to his
sul looks ! But all in vain. Fortune bed, from which his grey hairs llis aga'nst him, and his skillful ad, were soon borne with sorrow to
versary improves her smiles twarts his fins
esses-trumps his Bitter were his reflections on best suiis-and withers ail his. himself for the untimely death of hopes. IIc writhes-he twists-te.
gpashes his teethand, fifteen times successively at a lilias his exulxing antagonist, thwack. | ing match. He afterwards went ing down the victor trump, shouis !o Rome, and disputed in the prethe game and sweeps the gold, sence of the pope and the cardiconvulsed with rage he leaps from nals ; but Boccalini mentions him the table ; he hurls his cards into with affected contenipt, and inti. the fire, and his wig upon the males that he left Rome in disfloor : then on bended knee, with gust. He then repaired to Vehard clenched fists. stifiened up nice, where he was well entertain. raised arms.and eyes wildly darting | ed by Aldus Manulius, and other their fiery glare to heaven he curs. learned men. He had many dis. es both God and Devil, and the putstions in that city, and overgambling authors of his ruin. threw the followers of Aristotle.
Ar Mantua he slew a formidable
gladiator, who was become odious BIOGRAPHY OF
from the numbers he had killed
in combats. In that city, he also JAMES CRICHTON.
wrote a comedy and performed a A Scotch gentleman, born in character in it himself. The Duke 1,650, in the county of Perth, of of Mantua admired his talents, whom so many wonderful things and appointed him preceptor to are recorded as to have procured his son, who was a very licentious him the appellation of The admi. youth. This appointment proved rable Crichton. He was descend | fatal to our hero; for one night, ed by the mother's side from the as he was passing through the ancient Scottish kings. He was ed streets in carnival time, he was as. ucated at St. Andrew's ; and, at sailed by six meo in masks. He the age oft wenty, had gone through beat them off, and disarmed their the whole circle of the sciences. || leader, who p oved to be his pue He had also acquired the manners pil. Crichton, perceiving who it & address of the most accompiish was, presented him his own sword, ed gentleman. Thinking it ne. on which the ungrateful wretch cessary to improve himself by tra- | plunged it immediately into his velling, he went to Paris, where he heart. From the improbability of challenged all the learned men to this story, many are inclined to dispute with him on any point, or disbelieve it, though many of in any language. He managed Crichton's biographers relate it.-the first disputation with great It is very probable, however, that success, from nine in the morning he fell in a midnight revel. This till six at night, for which he was event happened in 1582. Crichrewarded with a diamond ring and ton was blessed with the most exa purse of gold by the professors.traordinary endowments both of The next day he carried the prize body and of mind, and, though so
THE LUCKY EXPEDIENT.
young a man, had acquired a com-1; LADY'S MISCELLANY petent knowledge of twelve lan
NEW-YORK, June 20, 1812. Suages.
* De it our task, To note the passing tidings of the times.
From the Tennessee Herald Extra. A young Swiss recruit, when
MOST HORRID!!! his regimentals were making had procured a round iron plate border
We hasten to lay before the public the
circumstance of the late inhuman mur. ed with small holes, which he de
ders committed on the Tennessee river, sired the taylor to fasten on the in
on the 22d of April, side of his coat,above hisle libreast,
Immediately after the acts of hostility 10 brevent his being shot through by the Indians, the inhabitants of the the heart. The taylor, being a frontier of Humphrey's county, thought humorous sellow, fastened it in it prudent, for personal security, tbat the seat of his breeches. The cloaths two or three tumilies should live togeth. being scarce on his back, when lie
er. For this purpose John Crawley and
his unfortunate family had gone to the was ordered to march into the
house of Jessey Manley. The family of field, he had no opportunity to get
Crawley consisted of a wife and four this aukward mistake rectified be.
children i Manley's, a wife and three fore he found himself engaged in children. The evening before this tra. battle. Being obliged to fee be gical event, Manley and Crawley werefore the enemy, on endeavouring
both called from home,laking Crawley's. lo get over a thorn hedge in his
eidest son with them.-They had em:
ployed C. Hays, a promising young man way, he unfortunately stuck fast
10 stay wiui ibeir families until their till he was overtaken by a foe,
return. Early next morning, he had who, on his coming up, gave him geared his borse und proceeded about a thrust in the breech with his 100 yards from the house, when the In.. bayonet. It luckily hit on the iron | dians, who were concealed behind a plate and pushed the young soldier fence, fired upon him. He received two
mortal wounds. Whilst one of the In. clear out of the hedge. This favourable circumstance made the
dians was scalping him, the other two
ran to the house ; they found one of Swiss honestly confess, that the
Manley's children outside of it, whom taylor had more sense than hiin.
they tore to pieces with their dogs and self, and knew better where his scaiped. heart lay.
With savage fury they now forced the door, and commenced a scene of
still greater bar barity. -They snatched MAXIM. .
Mrs. Manley's.child, only : 8..years old,
from her mother, scalped it, and ilirew Nothing shews more the folly,
it into the fire.place, yelling at a horridi as well as fraud of man, than clip An indiscriminate butchery of the ing merit and reputation.
children now took place before their mo.