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A Fugitive

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We were amused in looking over a volume of Shroeder's visit to the shores of the Meditorranoan, toïind the following: "We were received, as we got out of the góndola, by a runaway New Orleans negro, who, as he informeü us, was travelling somc years ogo with his mistress, but fallingin love with a gi1 in Padua, he was obliged to desert her and marry. Mis wifa wus a fair Itnlian, who "dcceived hor father ;" and thoy nre blesseij with Jhree children. He is chief aid of mine host, and the first man u'o saw in Vcnice was tliis hnppy counterpart of Othello. He knew us or Americans at onco, nnd wclcomed us in English, scölded the gondolier in Italian, and spoke French to Madame de G.'s couriera moment aftnr. Tjie' Mtgfaïojry habiffi of our brethron at tlie South, bid fair to raake them as "universal" after a while as any othnr part of the "Yankee nation." Such specimens as tho one here described, are a