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The very thought of meeting such-is bliss ;
But 0! to meet in heaven, nay, e'en to feel At times a hope which whispers aught like this,
Is joy--that language never can reveal ! In hours of solitude, its mute appeal
Seems with the spirit's better thoughts to blend; Its heavenly balm possesses power to heal
Wounds--that the world can faintly comprehend, But which, without its aid, would bleed till life should end. Once more unto my theme. I turn again,
To thee, resplendent ruler of the day!
And I, though half reluctantly, obey.
Are most superb, demand thy votary's song ;
Unless he would a theme so glorious wrong, Will find it one that wakes of thoughts a countless throng. For can imagination upward soar
To thee, and to thy daily path on high, Nor feel, if it have never felt before,
Fresh admiration of thy majesty? Thy home is in the beautiful blue sky !
From whence thou lookest on this world of ours, As but one satellite thy beams supply
With light and gladness—thy exhaustless powers Call forth in other worlds sweet Spring's returning flowers. Yes—as in this, in other worlds the same,
The Seasons do thee homage-each in turn;
Then Summer woos thy bright but brief sojourn
On Autumn's glowing cheek when thou art nigh;
And frigid aspect, as thy brightning eye
The type of thy Creator; seeming source
To countless millions in thy mighty course :Now listening to the dash of ocean, hoarse
Upon its rocky marge; or to the sound Of stormy winds, rejoicing in their force ;
Or softer harmonies which float around, From deep and verdant vales, or mountains forest-crown'd:And though on earth thou hast beheld the sway
Of Time, which alters all things; and may'st look On pyramids as piles of yesterday,
Which were not in thy youth :-although no nook
When first thou didst behold it:-even thou
Must lose the radiant crown that decks thy brow,
Whose birth with thy original did blend ; Together ye began your course sublime,
And as sublime will be your destined end.
For, soon, or late, as Oracles portend,
One final consummation shall ye meet:
When this vast world dissolves with fervent heat ;
Illumed by splendour far surpassing thine ;
And in the brightness of his glory shine, -
Before His throne the hosts of heaven shall fall;
Where everlasting praises cannot pall,
THE TYROL WANDERER. MR. EDITOR-I have been in the Laudun, and marched to Belgrade, habit of travelling a great deal over after which he sustained his share in the world, and though not an author the siege of Mantua. After the caby profession, and never intending pitulation of that city he deserted to become one, I have yet made it from the Austrian army, to avoid my practice to note down in an al- the consequences of a duel in which bum, whatever I have seen or heard, he had been involved. The punishwhich struck me as extraordinary. ment for such a crime, according to Happening the other day to turn the rules of the Austrian military over some of its pages, I fell upon code, is death. He joined the French the following history, related to me at Milan, and went by the name by the man himself, a few years of Carlo Hassanda, but growing since, in Washington, in North A. weary of the suspicion which atmerica, in which city he then re- tached to him as a spy, he poisoned sided, and I believe, still lives. He the guards by administering to them had received a grant from the na- opium in their drink, and escaped to tional legislature of that country, in a village in the south of Switzerland. consequence of services rendered by Here, to avoid detection, he assumed him to the American general, Eaton, the name of Joan Eugena Leitensduring his incursion upon Tripoli. dorfer, and having sent word to his His story is a singular example of family how he was situated, they what human ingenuity can do, when sent him a remittance, with which operated on by the stimulus of ne- he purchased watches and jewellery, cessity.
and travelled as a pedlar through Gervasio Probasio Santuari was France and Spain. În this capacity born at a village near Trent, in the he arrived at 'Toulon, where his terTyrol, on the 21st of October, 1772. ror and his necessities induced him He was brought up in one of the to embark on board a vessel, which schools of that country, in which was bound for Egypt. After his arpart of the learner's time is devoted rival he wandered on to Cairo, where to literature, and part to the exercise the French forces were then quarof the agricultural and mechanic arts. tered, under the command of Menou, He was then sent to college for the and to the agricultural and econopurpose of being educated for the mical projects of the Institute he Romish church, but not liking his rendered considerable aid. In the occupation or prospects, he renounced mean time, our forces landed, and his theological studies, and, young after the victory, which the life of as he was, became a Benedict, in- Abercrombie dearly purchased, he stead of a monk. His first employ- conceived that things were likely to ment, after his marriage, was as a take a change, and deserted without surveyor of land. Shortly afterwards, scruple to the British army. The however, when Joseph the Second English officers encouraged him to ordered an expedition against the open a coffee-house for their enterTurks, he entered the army under tainment, and he soon collected a sum of money which his enterpriz- had done him, professed the Mahoing spirit induced him to expend in metan faith in due form, and to show the erection of a theatre, where the that he was in earnest, circumcised military amateurs used to perform. himself. This being accomplished, he Here he married a Coptic woman. On then joined, under the new name of the departure of the English he Murat Aga, a caravan for Trebisond, found it necessary to retire from A- on the southern shore of the Black sea. lexandria, and abandoning his wife, On the way he practised his profeschild, and property, he arrived, after sion by giving directions to the sick, an ordinary voyage, at Messina, in and selling, for considerable sums of Sicily. At that place, being out of money, small pieces of paper on employment, and utterly destitute which were written sentences from of resources, he entered as a novice the Koran in Turkish, which he prein a monastery of Capuchin friars, tended to sanctify by applying to the and practised their discipline, and naked shaven crown of his head. At enjoyed their bounty, until an oppor- Trebisond he was informed that the tunity offered of running away, of Bashaw was dangerously ill, and which, with his usual alacrity, he threatened with blindness; and he availed himself and sailed for Smyr- was called upon instantly to prena. He soon reached Constantino- scribe for this grand patient, which, ple, where he was reduced to the however, he refused to do, unless he last extremity of want, having wan- was admitted into his presence. To dered about the city for three days this sovereign presence he was ac. and three nights without food or cordingly conducted through files of shelter. At length, meeting a Ca- armed soldiers and ranks of kneeling puchin friar, he begged of him a pack officers. Having arrived in the sick of cards and a pistol, and with the chamber, the dervise displayed all aid of these he exhibited tricks which the ponip and grandeur of his calling, in some measure retrieved his des- by solemnly invoking God and the perate fortune. About this time Prophet. He next proceeded to enBrune, who commanded the French quire under what disease the Bashaw army at Milan, when he made his laboured, and found that he was afescape, arrived at Constantinople as flicted with a fever, accompanied the French ambassador; and fearing with violent inflammation of the that he might be recognised by some eyes. Judging from the symptoms of the diplomatic suite, he enlisted that it was likely he would recover into the 'Furkish service. Two ex- both health and sight, he boldly depeditions were then on foot; one clared it to be God's will that both against Passwan Oglou, in Bulgaria, these events should happen after the the other against Elfi Bey, in Egypt. next new moon, provided certain inHe joined the latter, and on the de- termediate remedies should be used. feat of the Turkish detachment to Then searching the pouch containing which he belonged, saved his head his medicines and apparatus, he proby betaking himself to the desert, duced a white powder, which he and courting protection from the ordered to be blown into the BaBedouin Arabs. After this unfor. shaw's eyes, and a wash of milk and tunate expedition he continued to water to be frequently applied aftermake his way back to Constantino- wards. Sweating, by the assists ple, and endeavoured in vain to pro- ance of warm drinks and blankets, cure from the Russian minister a was likewise recommended. He was passport into Muscovy. His next well rewarded both by money and attempt was to obtain re-admittance presents; and the next day departed into the Turkish service, in which with the caravan towards Persia, inproving unsuccessful, he assumed the teniling to be nine or ten days jourhabit and character of a dervise. These ney from Trebisond, before the new are the functionaries of religion, and moon should appear, that he might always combine with their sacerdotal be quite out of reach, in case the duties the offices of physician and event should prove unfortunate. The conjurer. To be initiated into this caravan, being numerous and heavily order he made a formal renunciation laden, was overtaken by an orgaof Christianity, denounced its follow- nised and armed banditti, who purers, for the wrongs and injuries they sued them for the purposes of plunder, and finding they must either a connexion with a Copt, a man of fight or purchase terms, they pre- her own sect. Returning once more ferred the latter. This affair being to Cairo, he wholly relinquished the thus settled, he heard two of the occupations of a dervise, and asmarauders talking to each other con- sumed the office and uniform of an cerning the grand dervise who had engineer! Here he was engaged in cured the Bashaw of Trebisond. He planning military works, and in suheard them say, that the recovery perintending their execution. While was confidently expected, as the thus employed news was brought more violent symptoms had abated, him that the American captain, Éaand the prospect became daily more ton, had arrived, and was in search encouraging. The event justified of a confidential and intrepid agent, their observations, and on the return to convey a message to Hamet Cavaof the caravan the dervise was re- melli, the ex-bashaw of Tripoli, in ceived with open arms at Trebisond, Barbary. At an interview which pronounced by the lips of the so- took place between them, the captain vereign to be a great and good first swore Murat to secresy on the man, and once more loaded with Koran, and then communicated his donations. Here he remained until project. Having agreed upon the another caravan set out for Mecca, conditions, Murat took the earliest and he joined the body of pilgrims opportunity of deserting the Turks, and traders in șis hitherto auspicious and penetrated through the desert character of a dervise. They arrived to the Mameluke camp, where Cain due time in the region of Yemen; yamelli was, poor and dependent, but the Wechabites had commenced but respected." It must be rememtheir fanatical encroachments. They bered that Egypt is divided into had, in part, demolished the old re- English and French parties; the ligion of Mahomet, set up their new Turks being attached to the French, revelation in its stead, burned the 'and the Mamelukes to the English. body of the prophet, and sequester- With a single attendant and two ed much of the revenues of his shrine. dromedaries, he proceeded with the The caravan did not choose to en- swiftness of the wind, feeding the counter the zeal and determination animals on small balls composed of of these daring innovators, and ac- meal and eggs, and taking no other cordingly it halted at a distance. sleep than he could catch upon the But Murat availing himself, partly back of the hard-trotting animal, to of his sanctity as a priest, and partly which he had himself tied. He of his personal adroitness, went orer reached the Mameluke camp in safeto their camp, and was well received. ty. The Sheik, in token of a welHaving tarried as long as he pleased come reception, gave him a few sein Mecca, he went to a port near quins, and refreshed him with coffee. Jidda, a city on the Red sea, and In a short time he so arranged matters thence crossing to the west side, he with the ex-Bashaw, that one night coasted along to Suez. In that place Cavamelli went forth, as if on an he entered as interpreter into the ordinary expedition, with about one service of Lord Gordon, a Scottish hundred and fifty followers, and intraveller, and with him he travelled stead of returning to his Mameluke to Cairo, and thence to Nubia and encampment, sped his way over the Abyssinia. His last employment, trackless sands, and with that force previous to his leaving the service of reached the rendezvous of the enthat gentleman, was to decorate with terprizing American. With all the flowers, fruit, leaves, branches, and forces they could jointly assemble, chandeliers, the hall in which his they traversed, with extreme toil and employer, on his return, gave a suffering, the deserts of Barca, for splendid fête to the foreign residents the purpose of making a diversion and consuls then at Cairo. Thence, in favour of the squadron of armed after an absence of six years, he re- ships which the United States of turned to Alexandria, and on en- America had ordered against the city quiring after his Coptic wife, was of Tripoli. After surmounting intold that she was in concealment. A credible hardships, they arrived at separation was readily agreed upon, Derna, and gained an advantage and by mutual consent, she formed over the troops of the reigning Ba.
, shaw in a skirmish.' Immediately could expect mercy from the Frenche after this, a peace was concluded men He then determined to embark with the American consul, Mr. Lear; as a passenger for the United States, in consequence of which, orders were but no master of a vessel could be. sent to the squadron of the United found to receive him in that capacity; States, then on the coast, and to the and being obliged to offer himself as co-operating land forces under Ea- a sailor, he was entered as such 'on ton, to discontinue hostilities. The board a ship bound for Salem, in the Egyptian host were requested to em- State of Massachusetts. Here he bark in the ships of their allies. learned to hand, reef, and steer, and Part of them, thus stopped in their in a short time became an active mid-career, did so; and the rest re- and perfect seaman. Arriving at mained on shore, subject, now they Salem, in December 1809, he soon were inferior in martial strength, to went on a visit to his old friend and the cruelty and caprice of the baffled fellow warrior at Brimfield, by whom and exasperated despot. Leitens- he was hospitably entertained and dorfer was one of the persons who sent to Washington, furnished with went on board, and witnessed the ample testimonials of his bravery and mortification of the ex-bashaw, and services, for the inspection of the the ravings of his lieutenant-general, President and Secretary of State. By at this unexpected order, so subver these officers he was referred to the șive of their plans, and so ruinous to Secretary at War, and enjoyed, for a their hopes. In this vessel he acted time, the paradise of suspense into as a colonel, and proceeded with her which every state expectant is sure by way of Malta to Syracuse. to be initiated. By continued refer
From Syracuse he went to Albania, ences, however, from one person to taking the route of Corfu to Salona, another, his skill in surveying, draw. with the design of enquiring by lettering, and engineering, happened to what had become of a son by his first become known to the surveyor of the marriage, whom he had left behind public buildings, and he thereby acin the Tyrol. Immediately, how- quired some of the patronage of Mr. ever, upon his landing among the Latrobe. There he now lives, occuTurks, he was seized as an apostate pying one of the vacant chambers in Mahometan and reduced to slavery. the northern pile of the capitol, as a The miseries of his situation were in watch or office keeper; providing some degree relieved, from the cir- and cooking for himself, and employcumstance of his having fortunately ing his hands in almost every kind of recovered several sick sailors during occupation, from the making of shoes the voyage. In addition to this, he to the ensnaring of birds and the delipleaded the necessity which he felt, neation of maps. when in the American army of Africa, This extraordinary man is about of conforming to the dress and man- five feet ten inches in height, with ners of that strange and peculiar peo- dark eyes, black hair, and a brown ple of the west, under a belief that complexion. His looks are lively, necessity justified his deceit, and his gestures animated, and his limbs that to act as an American was not remarkably flexible and vigorous. to feel as a Christian. By degrees, His forehead is ample, his features the rigours of his servitude were alle- expressive, and his figure rather viated, and he was at length restor- spare and lean. With such natural ed to the entire freedom of a faithful marks and powers, he has been enaMussulman. He next visited Paler- bled to assume the respective characmo, and there formed a temporary ters of Jew, Christian, and Mahomemarriage with a fair Sicilian, who tan; and of soldier, linguist, engineer, “ laughed at all ties but those which farmer, juggler, tradesman, and derlove had made.”.
vise, with apparent facility. In short, About this time, the new king of he has shown himself to be one of the Naples threatened to conquer Sicily, most versatile of human beings, havin spite of all the resistance that Fer- ing acted, during his multifarious life, dinand IV. and the English could in about thirty different characters ! make. On this, Lietensdorfer became In the course of his adventures he has alarmed for his personal safety, know- received several wounds, and his ecing well that he neither deserved nor centric life has afforded incidents for