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Richmond Dispatch.


Saturday morning...July 13, 1861


[written for the Richmond Dispatch.]
our Volunteers.

‘ A band of heroes in a city.
Equipped and g r dgt for he tray,
Thier country's pride they fale would lay
Thier lives Cown for her willingly.

They at no 'tyrant's bldd'n came,
False glory biding rea'shame;
No c oel thirst for bloody fame
Roused up their daring chivalry.

No base, ignoble greed of gain
Nerves them to brave the leaden ruin;
Their war won hide no stain
Of guilt and lost integrity.

But despots, reckoning on their might,
In sorting honor truth and right,
To freshmen. equals dared ind to
Lows limiting their destiny.

The invader's foal foot stained the soil
Their honest had been the condit's spoil,
Had they not risen reliantly.

The alarm drem the st liness troke.
patriot's high, brave heart awoke,
Each arm was l for the troke
Which should bring death or liberty.

And, rallying an avenge host.
Rain nobly courting; danger'spost,
They on ward mach to victory.

In such clear front and fearless read,
Read, suns whose a re for freedom bled,
No no pert fled;
Aid doubt not their ability.

To firmly meet the battle's shock,
and stand though the green hill should rook,
When rouling land he non mock
Heaven's thundering artillery.

That ning memory of worng.
slander, will make strong
There and which drives the steel along
Hurling, the foe to infamy.

Ruther than this proud Southern land
Five Maya keep tyrant's hand,
Crawl his vine, marauding band
Claim coming nationally,

They'll fight till the last man shall fall
Behold the last fort's ruined wall,
Than yield their birthright, liberty!

Haven county, Va July 1861


A osen Famous Ba

--Her Eccentricities An Eastern editor observes:

Lady Blessington is better known in this country than almost any other woman of title in the old country. She died at Paris, at the somewhat mature age of sixty two yet is generally supposed, by those who only know her by description, to have been then, and always, in the bloom of youth and beauty. The last time we saw her was in one of the boxes of Hor Majesty's Theater, in London, when Jenny Lind was playing Amint, in L. Sonnambula. A country consign who was with her, asked, "Who is that stout higbey rouged, and over-dressed old lady As iere were very many in the house to which this too truthful description was applicable we were unable to reply. But our fair inquirer spotted her by adding; "There? next the pillar. That fat old dowager, with the enormous turban, and, it is so odd, brides of file lace, just like whiskers, hanging down by the side of her vibrating ] heeks"

The sun young lady paused for a reply, like Erutus in the play, and was very much astonished when she learned that the object of her curiosity was Lady Blessing and Saehad Itv d, like other people, in the delusion that the Countess of Blessington was the loveliest of her sex, and saw — a fat, painted, turbaned old woman.

For nearly twenty years Lady Blessington was a noticeable woman in London life — Men of all ranks in society, provided they had talent and popularity, were to be met with in her house; their wives, daughters and sisters did not visit her, Basques she entered fashionable life with a doubtful character, which did not improve as she grew older He sale visitors corresponded freely with her, and she was load of writing to them — fancying, because she wrote well turned sen fancying, that she was a second Madame De Sevigne.


Claudine Misart a beautiful French girl, a dress maker in Rome, received an anonymous letter recently, heating at an important mission which would he entrusted to her. She very properly did not answer. A second letter urged her to declare her intentions, negatively by a yellow ribbon worn upon her person; of affirmatively, by a blue ribbon. She displayed yellow the first time she took at walk and was struck at twice with a poignant by an assassin wearing the dress of a French priest. Her crinoline saved her, as it has saved so many women. One priestly Frenchman was arrested and confronted with Claudine, but she discharged him. The florid imaginations of the Italians has aided the sparkling fancy of the French in clothing this incident with a mysterious and alien import. It is alleged that the pretty girl was doomed to enact the grim role of a Judith; a so, that her charms were to be employed for the captivation of a royal person; while some go to the extent of representing "a totally different personage and a different scene us the destined object of her captivation."


A Rave on a cherry free.

--The Providence Post that about three years ago a citizen of that place found in the woods a very small wild cherry tree, a mere shrub, and thinking it possible to make something or it, though he heartily guessed what, transferred it to his garden. It has grown rapidly, and is now about fifteen feet in height. But what is most astonishing in relation to it, there appeared upon one of the smaller of its branches, about seven feet from the ground, a few days since, a beautiful white rose of the "double" species; about two inches in diameter, and having every appearance of the cultivated garden rose growing upon its natural stem, the only difference being that the rose stem, which ascend from a branch of the tree not much larger than a pipe stem passes quite through the rose, and is seen at some distance above it. Near to this stem, on one side, is another, with leaves as in the former case, resembling the rose leaf more than the cherry, and on this is a beautiful rosebud, nearly ready to open its if to our gaze. On the other side is a ill another stem, but unmistakably a legitimate shoot of the parent cherry tree — the leaves bearing but slight resemblance to those on the other sums referred in.


A good liquid Club

--We gave in our last issue a mode of making a liquid glue, and we now off. another which was discover, and has been well tested and approved in this city, and is in all respects equal to, if not identical with, Spalding's. Dissolve good common glue in vinegar, in about equal portions, or, it is not desired to make it thin, three parts of glue to two of vinegar, and when thoroughly dissolved bottle and cork for use. If immediate use is needed let the vinegar be warm, when the solution will be complete in a few minutes. In all cases the vinegar should be of good strength and sharpness, and a few experiments will enable any reader to determine the exact proportion.--Charleston Courier.


A Mobile book-copyright

--In acknowledge of a handsome copy of the Revised and new edition of the "kills and Infantry notice." by Col. W. I. Hardee, published in this city by S. H. Goetzel & Co., in two near little volume, called 24 mo., we take a pride in recognizing in them a new pro of the power of Southern independence and a new metal ornament to our city.

The typographical work does a great deal of credit to the Registers Job Office in which one volume was printed, and to the printing establishment of J Y Thompson Esq for the other

The lithographs are all astonishingly well done, and are pronounced by Col Hardee to be better than those in the Philadelphia edition of the Lippineotts. Generally such diagrams are executed by wood cuts, and printed on ordinary presses — white in this instance the plates were all transferred to larger stones and the impressions taken by the slow processes of the lithographer, which is very laborious, extremity expensive and requires a great deal of time But for that, the publishers inform as, the work could have been published is less than half of the time.

we must also pay our complements to the bind ears who have done credit to themselves and to the work.

With our profound admiration of the mechanical part of the work, we will now mention that this is the only edition which is authorized by the author himself; that this edition was publish battle by copy right — and it is the first copy under the Confederate States of America. This edition is the only one which contains all the improvements and changes which the author has recently made

In face of all those advantages, several spurious editions of the so called. Haroce's factious " and which are nothing but mutilated chapters of upon the public. Not one of then has even the complete reprint of the old and unrevised edition If — as the publishers of these mutilated renditions say, under the pice of patriotic necessity — the emergency of the time required the Tactics everywhere they at least owed it to the public to state what kind of an edition they were offering. And having used the name and the labors of the distinguished author to their own advantage, it was also due to him to have paid him the allowance, per copy published, which belonged to him. if publishers do not respect rights like these, we right in the Confederate states of America?

It is against the etiquette of the trade as we understand it, to republish a non copyright book, after it is announced that the same is in press by a member of the trade; how much more so does it violate the etiquette and the property if an has republication is done in opposition to a copyright?

Is was hardly o have been expected from the on lightened members of the respectable book trades in the South that they would Constance such tresps, see, and we still hope that they will and the authors from any further of such a right. The proper spirit should move them to return all the spurious editions, to their illegal publishers, and make known to the legitimate publishers how many they have sold of the spurious editions.

in a ease like this the code of know should be more viglinar than even the code of justice-- jy1 — 1us

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