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I, too, would sooner be a salteadóra (high « Myself.--'I would fain hear; pray waywoman, ) or a chalana (she-jockey,) tell me them.' than steal with the hands, or tell bájis.' “ The One-eyed.— Brother, they are
“Myself.--"You do not mean to say, words not to be repeated.' O Tuerta, that you are a jockey, and that “ Myself.—“Why not ?' you rob on the high-way.'
“The One-eyed.— They are holy words, • The One-eyed. – I am a chalána, brother.' brother, and many a time I have robbed “ Myself.—Holy! You say there is no upon the road, as all our people know. God; if there be none, there can be noI dress myself as a man, and so forth with thing holy; pray tell me the words, 0 some of them. I have robbed alone, in Tuerta.' the pass of the Guadarama, with my horse “ The One-cyed.-Brother, I dare not.' and escopéta. I alone once robbed a cua “ Myself .--. Then you do fear somedrilla of twenty Gallégos, who were re- thing.? turning to their own country, after cutting “ The One-eyed.-Not Pthe harvests of Castile; I stripped them • Saboca Enrecar Maria Eréria, of their earnings, and could have stripped and now I wish I had not said them.' them of their very clothes had I wished, “ Myself.– You are distracted, 0 Tufor they were down on their knees like érta: the words say simply, “Dwell withcowards. I love a brave man, be he in us, blessed Maria.” You have spitten Busnó or Gypsy. When I was not much on her búlto this morning in the church, older than the Scorpion, I went with seve- and now you are afraid to repeat four ral others to rob the cortijo of an old man; words, amongst which is her name.' it was more than twenty leagues from “ The One-eyed. I did not understand here. We broke in at midnight, and them; but I wish I had not said them.' bound the old man; we knew he had money; but he said no, and would not tell us where it was ; so we tortured him, however hardened, who is utterly godless."
“I repeat that there is no individual, pricking him with our knives and burning his hands over the lamp; all, however, would not do. At last I said, “ Let us try
Again, after having taken infinite the pimientos ;” so we took the green pep; touch their hearts, he has the satisfac
pains to enlighten iheir minds and to per husks, pulled open his eye-lids, and rubbed the pupils with the green pepper tion of witnessing the following pleasfruit. That was the worst pinch of all. ing evidence of the serious impression Would you believe it? the old man bore he had succeeded in making: it. Then our people said, “Let us kill him,” but I said, no, It were a pity : so “ My little congregation, if such I may we spared him, though we got nothing. call it, consisted entirely of women; the I have loved that old man ever since for men seldom or never visited me, save they his firm heart, and should have wished stood in need of something which they him for a husband.'
hoped to obtain from me. This circuin“ The Scorpion.-Ojalá, that I had stance I little regretted, their manners been in that cortíjo to see such sport! and conversation being the reverse of in
“ Myself.—Do you fear God, o Tu- teresting. It must not, however, be supérta ?
posed that, even with respect to the wo“The One-eyed.-- Brother, I fear no men, matters went on invariably in a thing.'
smooth and satisfactory manner. The “Myself.–Do you believe in God, o following little anecdote will show what Tuerta ?'
slight dependence can be placed upon “ The One-eyed.— Brother, I do not; I them, and how disposed they are at all hate all connected with that name; the times to take part in what is grotesque whole is folly ; me diñela cónche. If I and malicious. One day they arrived, go to church, it is but to spit at the images. attended by a Gypsy jockey whom I had I spat at the bulto of María this morning; never previously seen.
We had scarcely and I love the Corojai, and the Londoné, been seated a minute, when this fellow, because they are not baptized.'
rising, took me to the window, and with“Myself.-—- You, of course, never say out any preamble or circumlocution, said, a prayer.'
-Don Jorge, you shall lend me two “The One-eyed.—No, no; there are barias' (ounces of gold.) Not to your three or four old words, taught me by whole race, my excellent friend,' said I; some old people, which I sometimes say to "are you frantic? Sit down and be dismyself; I believe they have both force creet.' He obeyed me literally, sat down, and virtue.'
and when the rest departed, followed with
them. We did not invariably meet at my I my will I would wash my face every day own house, but occasionally at one in à in the blood of the Busné, for the Busné street inhabited by Gypsies. On the ap- are made only to be robbed and to be pointed day I went to this house, where slaughtered; but I love the Calore, and I I found the women assembled; the jockey love to hear of things of the Caloré, espewas also present. On seeing me, he ad- cially from those of foreign lands; for the vanced, again took me aside, and again Caloré of foreign lands know more than said, Don Jorge, you shall lend me two we of Spain, and more resemble our fabarias.' I made him no answer, but at thers of old.' once entered on the subject which brought “ Myself.—Have you ever met before me thither. I spoke for some time in with Caloré who were not Spaniards ?? Spanish; I chose for the theme of my “ Antonio.—'I will tell you, brother. discourse the situation of the Hebrews in I served as a soldier in the war of the inEgypt, and pointed out its similarity to dependence against the French. War, that of the Gitános of Spain. I spoke it is true, is not the proper occupation of of the power of God, manifested in a Gitáno, but those were strange times, preserving both as separate and distinct and all those who could bear arms were people amongst the nations until the pre- compelled to go forth to fight; so I went sent day. I warmed with my subject. I with the English armies, and we chased subsequently produced a manuscript book, the Gabiné to the frontier of France; and from which I read a portion of scripture, it happened or that we joined in peand the Lord's Prayer and Apostle's Creed, rate battle, and there was a confusion, in Rommany. When I had concluded, I and the two parties became intermingled, looked around me.
and fought sword to sword and bayonet “ The features of the assembly were to bayonet, and a French soldier singled twisted, and the eyes of all turned upon me out, and we fought for a long time, me with a frightful squint; not an indi- cutting, goring, and cursing each other, vidual present but squinted, -the genteel till at last we Aung down our arms and Pépa, the good-humored Chicharona, grappled; long we wrestled, body to body, the Casdami, &c., &c., all squinted. but I found that I was the weaker, and I The Gypsy fellow, the contriver of the fell. The French soldier's knee was on búrla, squinted worst of all. Such are my breast, and his grasp was on my throat, the Gypsies.”
and he seized his bayonet, and he raised
it to thrust me through the jaws; and his No wonder that he remarks on one cap had fallen off, and I lifted up my eyes occasion, with some simplicity, and wildly to his face, and our eyes met, and with a truth which may be fairly set gave a loud shriek, and cried Zincalo, down as incontrovertible—“I was con- Zincalo! and I felt him shudder, and he vinced that should I travel to the end relaxed his grasp and started up, and he of the universe, I should meet with no smote his forehead and wept, and then he people more in need of a little Christian came to me and knelt down by my side, exhortation !"
for I was almost dead, and he took my We will conclude with one more hand and called me Brother and Zincalo, anecdote to illustrate the trait of the and he produced his flask and poured wine fraternal spirit which binds them all into my mouth, and I revived, and he together, as well as the hatred and con- raised me up, and led me from the contempt with which they regard all course, and we sat down on a knoll, and others, or Busné. At Badajoz be is visit- and he said, “ Let the dogs fight, and tear
the two parties were fighting all around, ed by an old Gypsy named Antonio. each other's throats till they are all deIt should be borne in mind, that from stroyed, what matters it to the Zincali; his knowledge of the Rommany, or they are not of our blood, and shall that Gypsy tongue, Mr. Borrow was gene- be shed for them ?” So we sat for hours rally regarded by them as one of their on the knoll and discoursed on matters own blood:
pertaining to our people; and I could
have listened for years, for he told me “ Antonio. --Give me your hand, bro- secrets which made my ears tingle, and I ther! I should have come to see you be soon found that I knew nothing, though I fore, but I have been to Olivensas in had before considered myself quite Zíncasearch of a horse. What I have heard of lo; but as for him he knew the whole you has filled me with much desire to know cuenta; the Bengui Lango himself could you, and I now see that you can tell me have told him nothing but what he knew. many things which I am ignorant of. I So we sat till the sun went down and the ain Zincalo by the four sides,- I love our battle was over, and he proposed that we blood, and I hate that of the Busné. Had should both flee to his own country and
live there with the Zincali; but my heart to you, our kind guide; and to you, poor failed me; so we embraced, and he de- wanderers—we wish you a happier lot parted to the Gabiné, whilst I returned in the future, than you have met with to our own battalions."
in the past. We could hope that, so “ Myself.—Do you know from what long as you love your roving life, the country he came ?'
wildernesses of the world might be left “ Antonio - He told me that he was a Mayoro.'
open to you, and that you might for“ Myself.-- You mean a Magyar or
sake these only for gardens of pure and Hungarian.'
beautiful culture. May the bright “ Antonio.- Just so; and I have re
stars which you once so devcutly worpented ever since that I did not follow shipped, shed their gentlest influences him.'»
upon you; and, degraded and ignorant
as you now are, may Heaven's last We are here constrained to part with born star lead you to that faith and our worthy missionary, and our other hope which can make man, erring, imless respectable friends in whose com- perfect though he be, but “a little pany he has led us to pass some agree- lower than the angels." able and instructive hours. Farewell
LINES IN A BALL ROOM,
TO A BEAUTIFUL PERSON WHO OUGHT NOT TO HAVE BEEN THERE.
I saw thee mid that radiant throng,
Where all were innocent but thou;
Could lurk beneath so fair a brow.
Thine eye was bright, thy laugh was loud,
And to thy cheek no blushes came,
every look and step was proud,
Thus blazes toward the murky flood,
That sparkle where it lately stood.
Not Hebe's fault was dark as thine,
Though banished from the eternal sphere,
Nor dared again in heaven appear.
The pearls that bound thy jetty hair,
The jewel glittering on thy breast,
The deeper all thy guilt expressed.
The ring, the signet of thy shame-
Along thy shuddering heart like flame?
Thou hast a maiden's softness yet,
Thou hast a voice of Circean guile;
But for the serpent in thy smile.
Go blush! repentance yet may save;
VINCENT E. BARON.
THIS IS NOT THY REST.
" Arise and depart, for this is not thy rest.”
THAT strain it comes when weariness
Steals on the stricken heart,
Like summer flowers depart;-
To Sorrow's mild behest,
“ This—this is not thy rest !”.
Lights up the banquet hall,
To music's fairy call.
Like sunlight in the West,
“ This—this is not thy rest !"
That strain—it comes upon the soul
In triumph's noon-tide hour,
To bind the brow of power,
Thrills not the victor's breast,
This—this is not thy rest.”
It whispers 'mid the throng;
And Glory's triumph song.
Is alway in the breast,
RH. S. S. ANDROS. New Bedford, Mass.
THE RHODE ISLAND QUESTION.
THERE have been already, in the histo- stitution whatever was adopted at the ry of this nation, several occasions on Revolution, but the government conwhich it has been necessary to recur to tinued to be administered according to the first principles of government in the charter ; and that in its actual state, general, and to the nature of our own the legislative body was elected by less in particular. Ordinarily, in the quiet than one-half of the white male adult movement of its machinery, we lose resident citizens of the United States, sight of the ultimate principles upon and even then, so far from representing which government depends, and ac- the people, or the electors, in proportion cording to which it has been construct to their numbers, the majority of the ed. But if ever any part of this ma- Assembly were elected by about onechinery breaks, or it has become neces- third of the freemen. sary to enlarge it or apply its power in At the time this charter was granted, a new direction, we set ourselves di- and for a long time afterwards, the rectly to consider the principle itself. population of the State was chiefly The present is such an 'occasion. agricultural. Limiting the franchise to The Rhode Island controversy has freeholders and their eldest sons, exstarted several questions, not new in cluded but a small number of persons. the days of our forefathers, but appa- The apportionment of representatives rently forgotten by us, which can only was also, then, nearly in proportion to be solved by the application of ultimate the population. Newport was one of principles. The turn which the contest the most important and flourishing has taken cannot affect these questions, towns in America, while Providence Whether the movement against the was scarcely greater than Portsmouth charter and in favor of a new constitu- or Warwick. In the lapse of eighty tion has been finally stifled, or whether years, the State has passed through it will re-appear, the questions of law great changes. Newport has fallen and of policy remain. There cannot from its pre-eminence, and is now be a better time for their examination. chiefly thought of as an unequalled
Everybody knows that the colony of watering place of 8000 inhabitants. Rhode Island was governed by a char- Portsmouth has 1700 inhabitants, while ter granted by Charles the Second, Providence has 23,172: yet Newport which incorporated certain associates has six representatives, and Portsmouth and all such others as should be admit- and Providence each four. ted free of the company and society, and lation of the State has become emiwhich provided that the government nently manufacturing and commercial; thereof should be administered by a gov- so that while the whole number of ernor, deputy governor, and ten assist- adult male resident citizens is 23,000, ants, chosen by the freemen of the com- the number of electors, according to pany, and by representatives, not exceed- the charter and the existing law, is ing six for Newport, four for each of the supposed to be only about nine thoutowns of Providence, Portsmouth and sand. Warwick, and two for each other place, To change this system, various town, or city ; that the Assembly could efforts have been made from time to admit any persons to be freemen whom time within the last thirty-five years. they pleased to admit, without any Motions and petitions to open the qualification whatever; that they did, elective franchise and to equalize the however, prescribe a property qualifi- representation, or to call a convention cation, which was finally established for the purpose of forming a constitution, in 1762, as it now stands, confining the were made and lost, renewed and reelective franchise to persons having a jected, till at length, early in the last freehold of the value of one hundred year, they who had so long appealed in and thirty-four dollars, and the eldest vain to the Assembly determined to sons of such freeholders; that no con- appeal to it no longer, but to what they