Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, March 26, 1851, Image 1

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tion or ailvertising.
F ro nt the_ (lark and troubled surges,
Of the , roaring eea of time.
Evermore a word emerges,
Boleimi beautiful subliV.
Scrofiold, from Grecian water,
6111 id-the music and. the balm,
Rose the dread Olympian daughti
r er
-Floating on the azure Calm.
tiermore the words are fading,
tverinore the:worlds willbloorn,
To,;efute our weak upbraiding,
To throw btig_htness.on the glopm.
4 Ever the imperfect passes,
Etta the perfect ever grows :
Fbrestssink to drear morasses,
Fairer landscapes tb disclose.
All'thi beauty, all the splendor,
• Of the anctent -
Graceful form,and:pelsons tender,
All'have passed in Silence by.
Man the fairest. Man the youngest,
Man, the darling of the Gods,
With -the weakest, with the strongest.
,Travels to the still abodes.
All his brothers, unlsmenting,
To the eternal plan conform,
rail nnqnsiling, unrepenting,
In the calm and in the storm.
Man, too, with a quiet bearing,
With brave heart and steadfast eye,
Undisturbed and undespairing,
Yes, with noble joy, must die !.
las he shared what nature proffered ?
Gadfly taken what she gave 1
Now the one last gift is offered—
Let 'him take that gift—the rave!
'With grana.tenunciation
Let him leave to env& and sun :
'or another generation ,
All the good that he path done.
itnrr.vltit that the laws eternal
Never, tever, 'dark dedeive ;
lia;sed abo - ve'the sphere didrhal,
hnd too noble, for_to grieve,
Glad that he bath been the agent
°lite universal heart,, •
That in life's majestic pageant,
, fle has played no worthless past
Eo a great and holy feeling
Shall sustain ?bit-httnah-tdat,i
Mul, a silent strength revealing;
, Shafi the part re-seek the:whole.
Yt sha!! t-hange, but shall net perish,
Now in i.ie and now it death.
,or what most we loire and cherish
Dies to breath a noll .4 breath. -
A elect 041 e.
From_Arthar's Home Gazette.
A true TMe of LA 'e.
- In one of the New England - States,-the
flinle Church bell in Chester Village, rung
teterrily inlise.clearrnorniageir of a bright
Summer's day. • It was to call the people
together. and they_ all obeyed itssmninons
=for who among the aged, middle-aged
or the young, did not wish to witness the :
trifftlage ceremonies of their favorite El
len Lawton? Erethe tolling 'of.the hell•
bad ceased ; the grey-haired man was lean
ing on tiCe finger-worn ball of his staff; in
the 'comer of hieuntiquated pe', the hale,
healthyfainier came next, and then the
Inin , filled with rosy-eheked boys and
ighls t till the dignified mat= brotight up
the tier at the honorable head. The
- clikfrdb-temune quiet, eager eyes were
fastened Upon the door. Presently, tall
form: entered, that handsome man, ap
parengy about thirty years' of a_g e, on
whose arm was letufirig,in sweet childlike
tanilitg.trust, the yarn and loved Ellen
Lawton, whose rosy cheek delicately sha
dedthe pale face, and who looked more
,bo i mat..44# feasant i5.."4 - 44 , 54"/ dm= -error i
liaors, evert to tha eyes of-the , humble vii
lagersi : te.whornehe ever wu,s' but a-thing
to '6eanty'aiia" aPylor ever. If. thus she
'looked to familiar eyes, howtrazicendent
ty Veahiful mustlhe have appeared to
kimoshethieboarlararto;malie her his
rtralyzitosets-brplie, the- wife of his: 'bosom,
Irtith:4 the priceless jewel nf his heaitr•
'Tikes , : stood before *lie alter ; he cast his
Ihrtiveyenporiner-a-st . e raised heN,rbeam
ting. is theubluetiefths, all fall of love
Mall 'tend% tnesig.*lll 11S they 'his, the
iirgogvhlorsoms trembled slightly in her
auburittrecses s and the' roskint deepened
~ .,„Mikg 04 6 *. Tim f voice o .the man of
irks 4teitttli , and- soon Fredric Dorton
_e'4.l9 *ye, .ctiezikh arid"Orotect
aft Ellep grußtilP;tattnive honor tut& obey.'
itc iteVer it:tea* was irtma,g•oo iaterPs.t
-ing4iOniioti—.one:that cause
the eye to A 'withteats, 'the - heart to hope
4 - 0;41 - 45 , ,bat earnestly hope,- quit that
youq-giriltdrettms ntay.nd.sta fa 49;
that urflim to whonk 'she igiven.. her
ilellt Bl irta.r .o .lr .find a firm: Irieud;ii,
se-5y1it,C3,14 . 1 / 5 01or_ii- • 47, - lorkearin;sr
spirit, a 'sjmpathizing intereitLin off her
thoughts'ariffemotiOhe. --Quihifortasion
_ _
. - .
many criticising glances were thrown up
on the , handsome stranger, and many whis
pere,wero Circulated'.
"Libor." said one - of the deacons good
ladies, "that he-is too proud and self-:willed
for our gentle Ellen,"
and she took off'
her spectacles, whick she wiped with her
silk handkerchief, as if she thought they
were, wearied of the long scrutiny as her
own very eyes.
Is there truth in,the good lady's suspi
cion I Look at. Predric Gorton,- as he
stands there in his stateliness, towering
,above his bride, like the dik of the forest
above the flower at its foot. Ills eye is
very dark and, very piercing, but how full
of tenderness as he casts it upon Ellen's
up turned, face t His biow is lofty, and
pale, and stein, but partially covered with
longdark hair with which lady's hand nev
et toyed. His cheek was as if chiselled
from marble, so perfect- had the hand of
nature formed it. His mouth—another
sgateVElterewutmenetrating discernment
would hive been, reminded of Shakes.
';011 what a deal of scorn looks beautiful
In the contempt and anger of his lip."
There was about it that compression, so
indicative of firmness, which while it com
mands respect,lts often wins love.
A perfect contrast to him, was the fairy
thing at his side ;_gentle as the floating
breeze of evening, trusting as true-hearted
woman ever , is lovely, amiable and beau
tiful, she was just one to win a strong
man's love ; for there is something grate
ful to a proud man. in having a delicate
gentle, confiding girl place all her love and
trust in him, and makingall her happiness
derivable from his will and wish. Heav
en's blessing rest upon him who fulfils
faithfully that trust reposed in him who
remenihers not his vows to love and to
cherish !
The marriage service over, the friends
of Ellen pressed eagerly around her offer
ing their many wishes for her long life
and' happiness. The gray-haired man,
and aged mother in Israel, laid, their hands
on the young bride's fair head, and fer
vently prayed "God bless thee," and not
a few there were, who gave glances up
ward to Fredric Gorton, and impressively
.Love as we have loved the treasure
God transfers to thee.'
The widowed mother- of Ellen gazed
upon the sdene with mingled emotions.
Ellen was her eldest child,.atid bad been
her pride, her joy and delight, since the
death of her husband many years before.
She was giving her to a stranger whose
reputation as a man of talent, -of worth,
and honorable position in the world was
untimacticaiisti'f fiat of who*. privuto °bar
ucter she had no tneans of gbtaining a
knowledge. It was all uncertainty if a
stern business man of the world should
supply the tenderness and evoted love of
a fond Mother, toiler whose wish had Kith
etto been scarcely disregarded. Yet it
might be—she could only hope, and her
trust in"llim who doeih all things
For two previous years Ellen had been
to a Female boarding School in a neigh
boring state. on the anniversaries of which
she had' taken an active part, in the ex
amatory exercises. Frederic Girton who
was one of the board, was so much plea
sed siith her, that he made minute inqui
ries of the teachers in regard to her char
acter, 'which vere answered entirely sat
isfactorily—for Ellen had been a general
favorite at school, as well as in her own
village. Afterward be called on her fre
quently, and on her final lerurn home
Frederic Gorton who had ever been so
I -confident in his eternal old bachelorship,
accompatied 'her and sought her irom her
mother as his bride, Seldom 'does attest:,
gifted. seek favor of lady in vain ; and El
len Lawton, hitherto unsought and unwon
yielded 'tip in 'silent woishkp, tier %lige
heart, that had involuntarily bowed itself
in his presence, and became as a child in
'But Prederic Gorton bad lived nearly
thirty : -five years of his life among men.
'His.motber had died in his infancy, his
father soon after, and he, an only child -
had been edhcated in the family of an old
bachelor uncle. The influence of woman
had never been exerted on his heart. In
boyhood- he had formed,,, from reading
works of fiction, an idea of woman asper
tecf in; au - ttung - b - urati he grew In - years
and in wisdom, and learned the falsity of
many youthful id?..as and dreams, he dis
carded -that whicl he, had entertained- of
woman, and knoWing nothing of her but
by, her , general , appearance of vanity and
Awe of pleasure, betherished for her not
much 'respect; and regarded her as an in
ferior, to whom, he thought in his pride,
'..tie-at.least, would never level himself by
'marriage,-Fie smiled scorriftilly on leap.
Mug his. appointment as Trustee of the
' Female SChool, and laughingly said to an
iThey will male roe 'to 'have care of
weak ones, whether d will or,no.'
.0, yea.' replied his 'friend, who was
somewhat dispo,sed.to be satiric, 6.classi
callY Briealciug Tot.eutte FAEIANT ,TE PRO •
LE PARENTED: , ,' D ' Epend,UROIL it, thiamin
ou-Wal sPrelh-uPc"
Attendance .there,:be 'naught by, the smi
ling graces of some pretty Venus—wbut be
careful ; re:Member there's no q§cflPe'
,Wlienatice jnendi cow
Aide, yali:ilutte.g2one. see ja
;the morning dailyillarried, on the 12th,
'Hon: Frederi c` Gorton of M to Miss
la' M
Isabel, aryor El len Somebody,' a9d
• :--
then be assured my friend Fredobitt 1
shall heave a Sigh leo "smite, not for
myself only, but for you.'
Some prophecies jestfully uttered, are
fulfilled—so were those of Frederic's friend
and when they next met, only one was a
But; we will return to that bright mor
ning when the bell had rang merrily—
when Ellen La*ton had returned from
the village church to her childhood home
as Ellen Gorton o and was to leave it for a
new home. After entering the parlor
Mr. Gorton said.— •
'Now Ellen, we will be !ready to start in
as few moments as itiissible.'
'Yes,' answered Ellen, 'but I wish to
go over to Aunt Mary's, just to tell her
good bye.'
'But my dear,' answered Frederic,
'there is not time,' . looking at his watch.
'Justa moment,' persisted Ellen. 'I
will hurry. I promised Aunt Mary ; she
is sick and cannot leave her room.'
And, as Frederic answered not, and as
Ellen's eyes were brimful of tears, she
could but half see the impatience expres
sed on his countenance, and hastily de•
But, Aunt Mary-had innumerable kis:
ses to bestow upon ker favorite, and ma
ny words and wishes to utter, brokenly,
in a voice choked -with tears ; and it was
many minutes ere she could tear herself
away, and on her return she met several
loiterers from the church, who stopped
her to look, as they said, upon her sweet
face once mere, and list to her sweet voice
again. She hurried on—Mr. Gorton met
her at the dour, and taking her hand said
'Ellen, I wish you not to delay a mo
ment in bidding.adieu to, your frtends—
you have already kept me waiting too
lon here was no tenderness in his voice as
he uttered this, and it fell as a weight up
on Ellen's head, already saddened at the
thought of the parting with her mother
and home friends, which must be now,
and which was soon over.
As the carnage rolled away Ellen griev
ed bitterly. Mr. Gorton who really loved
Ellen sincerely and fondly. encircled her
waist with his arm and said, kindly—
'Do you feel Ellen, that you have made
too great a sacrifice in leaving friends and
home for me l'
'O, no,' answered Ellen, raising to his
her love-lit countenance, 'no sacrifice
could be to• great , • to make for you ; but
do you not know I have left all I had to
love before I loved you. And they will
miss me too at home, and will think of me
how often too, when I•shall he thinking
°r ye. only. 7.`hiais it vut strange that
Nevertheless, Mr. Gorton did think it
strange. He had no idea of the • tender
associations clustering around one's home
He had no idea of the depth and sweet
ness of a mother's love, of a sister's year
ning fondness, for they ever tad beeride
niedhim ; consequently the emotions that
thrilled the heart of hisbride could find no
response and met with -no sympathy in
his own. It was rather with wonder than
with any other sensation he regarded her
sorrow. Was she not entering upon a
newer and higher sphere of life ? Was
she notto be the mistress of a splendid
mansion ? Was she not to be the envi( a
' of many and many a one who had feigned
,every attraction. and exerted every effort
Tor The station , she was to assume ; and
should she weep with this in view ?
Thus Mr. Gorton thought , .--as man of
ten reasons. I
After ha pr a little dthtance
they came within view of an humble cot
tage when Ellen said—.
-41 must stopliers Mr. Gorton and see
Grandma Nichols, '(she was , an elderly
member of the church of which Ellen
was a member,) and when I was last to
see hershe said, asshe *should not he a
ble to walk 'to dharch to see me married,
/ must call on her or she would think me
proud. I will stop for a moment—just a
moment, she added, after a pause, obser
ving he did not answer.
They were just , opposite the - ciatage at
that moment, yet he gave no arders to
stop. With a fresh burst of tears Ellen
,Please Mr. Gorton let me see her. I
may never see her azain, and she will
thifirt r ata not care to bicrher a last fare
But Mr. Gorton said—
'Really, Ellen, L am-very much surpri
sed at the apparent necessity of trifles to
mar your happiness. You went to see
your Aunt after I hadsassured yoii there
was not time. I wish you to remember
that your little wishes and whims how
ever important •they may seem.to you, can
not iosem,,of sutßeu3nt.importance to me to
interfere with my ,arrangements. What
mattereit if my bride do not say •farewell
to an • old woman whotni •never heard df,
and shall never think, of again,•=l who,
will,scron prdbably die and• cease , to re
member that. yott slighted her.'
And hilaid Ellen's head upon his .
shoulder, and, wiping , the tears from her
face, wondered of phiit•nmure incompre
hensible-she was,
But it did matter, to her in more respect.,
than angttli.at •she was,not • permitted to
call at the cottage. j A rnind so sensitive
as Elm:Vele.* the least neglect and the
skislatest . reproof;autliiireqtally o pined b
gtVria t ' gituke•ferps:ini as receiving . . Bp.!
sides how !pitch was,exposeed in the last
sentence of Mr. . Gorton's, accompanying.
the, denial of her simple request. How
contained in that denial too ! How
plainly she read it in the- future—how WI
ly did it reveal the .disposktion of him by
whose will she saw she was herself to be
hereafter governed. Tho Ugh her mind
was full'of these ttionghts, there was do
less of love for him—love in Ellen Law-
ton could never clutge, though she won
dered too, how he could refuse what seem
ed to her so easy to grant,- And so they
both silently pursued their way, . wonder
lug in their hearts as to the nature of each
other: This, however, did not continue
long, and soon Ellen's tears ceased to flow
and-she listened, delighted, to the eloquent
words her -gifted husband, spoken in
the most musical and rich of all voices.,
Woman will have lore forher husband
so long ag she has admiration, and Ellen
knew she would !lifer cease to admire
the talents, and brilliant acquirements of
Frederic Gorton.'
After several daps travel through a de
lightf3lly romantic country, they reached
the town of M—, where was the resi-
dente of Mr. Goiton. It was an elegant
mansion, and the exterior planned and
finished in the most tasteful and handsome
style—the interior equally so—and fur
nished with all that a young bride of most'
cultivated taste could desire. The eye
of Ellen was delighted and surprised even
to teals, and inaudibly but fervently in
her heart, she murmured, "how devoted
ly will Hove him, who has provided for
me so much comfort and splendor, and
how cheerfully will I make sacrifices of
my feelings 'my wishes and whims,' for
him who has loved i me so much as to make
me his wife;'and hhe gazed into her bus
band face through her tears, and kissed
I reverently his hand.
IWby'sveep you, my Ellen, are you not
pleased ?'
'Cr! yes,- but you have done too much
for ma I can never repay you only in my.
love, which is so boundless I have not da.
' red to breathe it all to you, nor could 1."
Gorton looked upon her in greater as
tonishment than before. Tears he had
ever associated with sorrow ; and surely
thought he, here is no occasion for tears
and, he said.—
'Well if you love, you will hasten to
wipe-away those tears, and let me see you
in smiles. I do not often smile myselr,
therefare the more need of my lady to do
so. Moreover, we may expect a multi
tude of callers ; and think Ellen of the of
feet of any one seeing the bride - in tears.'
Calling a-servant to conduct her to her
dressing room, and expressing his wish
fur berto dress in her most becoming man
ner,'he:left her.
It is unnecessary to say that Ellen was
and loved by all the friends of
her husband, even by his brother Judges
and politicians.erbert Lester the par
ticular friend of r . Gorton, whose proph
ecy had thus s n been , verified, came
many miiesto - ex ress personally his - sym
pathy and mid enoe. These changed
to congratulation , when he felt Ate influ
ence of the grace Land beauty of the wife
of his friend—and ho declared he would
make an offer of his hand and heart if he
ciu}d find another Ellett. •
Meanwhile, dine passed, and though
Ellen was daily Called upon to yield her
own particular references to Mr. Gor-
bn's, as she had done even on her •bridal
day, she was comparatively hitppy. Had
she possessed less keenness of sensibility,
sbc might -have been happier, or had Mr.=
Gorton possessed more, that he could have
understood her, many tears would have
been spared her. Oftentimes, things com
paratively trifling to him, wounded the Ben
sitivenr.ature of Ellen most painfully, and
he of course could lave no conception
why they should thus effect her. -
Occupied as he was mostly with world
ly transactions and political affairs, Ellen's
mind , often in his absence reverted to the
scenes of her 3 oath, and her• childhood
tome, her mother, and the bright band of
her young sisters, and • longmge would
come up in her heart . to behold them once
Two years having passed without her
having seen one member df the family,
she one day asked Mr. Gorton,if she would
not soon find it convenient to make a visit
to Chester. He answered that his ar
rangements would not admit of it at pres
-ent, and coldly asked her if she had yet
heard of Grandma Nichols' decease. El
len answered not, and bent her head over
the face of her little Frederic, who was
sleeping to hide her tears. Perceiving
her emotion, however, he added—
•.Ellen, I assure you it is impossible for
me to comply with your wish, butt I will
write to your mother and urge her to visit
in—awill'oottliat do r t,
gilen't face brightenedss withs Imam'
of sunshine, and springing to, her bile
band's side she laid her glowingcheek on
his, and then smiled upon .himso sweetly
that even the cOldsleart of Henry Gorton
glowed with unusual warmth.
Seven years had ,passed away leaving
theirshadows aslhe sturaoes. And El
"'But matron care, crr larking. wo,
Her thoughtless, ainleselook had banished,
And tionitbr chtek the roseate glow
. 4 1 fAirlhoodnibaltny moaphadvaniskodl
Wit 'her liitbitiPottisolbrotr„
Lag something goner, fondlikdeoper,
. As if in dreams some visioned wo
Had broke the . Elysiona cl'the sleeper."
Never yet, oinct.that bright briailmom
had Ellen looked- upon her native
though scarcely:duet:3 hundred tnileasers
arated from ft. Now herheart bed qttiek
-ly and )oyfully, for her husband had -told
her, that business would call him to that
vicinity in a few days, and she might
accompany him. With all the wan;
eagerness of a child, she set her heart on
that visit, and from morning till night she
would talk with her little boys of the jour
ney to what seemed to her the brightest,
most sacred'spot on earth, next to her
present hoin&. And the home of one's
childhood ! no matter how sweet, how
dear and beloved the home the heart af
terwards lovei, it never forgets, it , ever
ceases most fondly to, turn back toihe
memories "and the scenes and the friends
of its early years.
One fault, if -fault it might be called,
Mitotig so many excellencies in Ellen's
homMer, was that of putting off to
morrow what should be done today."—
This had troubled Mr. Gorton exceeding
ly, who, prompt himself, would naturally
wish othem to' be so-also, and notwithatan
ding Want:nip:int wmplaints and.
desire lo please him, she had not yet over
some her nature in that respect, though
she had greatly improved. The evening
preceding the. intended departure, Mr.
Gorton said to his wife,
"Now Ellen, I hope you will have ev
erything in readiness tor art early depar
ture in the morning. Have the boys and
yourself all ready the moment the carriage
is at the'door, for you know I do-iaot like
to be obliged to wait."
Almost before the stars had disappeared'
in the sky, Ellen was busy in her final
preparations. She was sure she would
have everything in season, and wondered
how her husband could suppose other
wise, upon an occasion in which she had
so much interest. Several minutes before
the appointed time, Ellen had all in readi
ness for departure. the trunks all packed
and locked, the children in their riding
dresses and caps ; and proceeding from
her dressing room to the front hall - door,
she was thinking that this time, certainly,
she should not hear the so oft repeated
' , Ellen, you are always too late !"
—when, to her dismay, she met Georgie,
her youngest boy, dripping with mud and
water, from the brook, whence he bad just
issued, where, he said, he had., ventured
in chase of a goose, whi?h had imprit
dently hissed at him, which insult the
young boy, in his own conception a spir
ited knight of the. regular order, could not
brook, and in his wrath had pursued the
offender to his place of retreat, much to
the detriment of his dress.
Ellen was in consternation ; but one
thing was evident--Georgie's dress must
be changed. With trembling hands she
unlocked a trunk,.and sought fora:change.
of dress, -while the waiting-maid proceed
ed to disrobe the child.
Just at this moment Mr. Gorton catered
sasing the carriage was at the door. Va.
flout; things had occurred that morning to
perplex him, and he was in a bad humor.
Seeing Ellen thus engaged with the trunk,
as he thought, not half packed, various
articles being upon- the carpet t and Gera
gie in no wise read the clod came over
his brow, and he said harshly—
"I knew it would be thus,
have -never known you to be in readiness
yet ; but you must know Lam not to be
trifled with."
And with this, not heeding the expla
nation she attempted to make, he seized
his valise and left the room, Jumping
into the carriage, he commanded the dri
ver to proceed.
Ellen heard the carriage rolling away,
in astonishment. 3iie ran to dist tinor, and
watched it in the distanoe. But she
thought it could not be possible he had
gone without her—he would return ; and
she -hastened the maid, and still kept
watching at .the door. She waited in vain
for he returned not.
The excitementinto which Ellen was
thrown by the anticipation of meeting her
friends once more, may be readily imag
ined by those similarly constituted with
her, and the se•action occasioned by her
disappointment, also. Her heart had
been entirely fixed upon it, and what but
cruelty was it in her husband to deprive
her thus so unreasonably of so great an
enjoyment—to her so exquisite a ideas=
In the sudden rush of her feelings, she
recalled the last .seven years of her life,
and could reccollect no instance in which
she had failed doing all in ner power 'to
contribute toiler husband's happiness.—
On the other 'hand, he bad often wounded
her feelings unnecessarially ? Had he
every denied himself of anything for "her
sake, but required of her sacrifice of her
own wishes to his ?
The day wore away, and the night
found Ellen in a burning fever. The
servant - Wl:event for physician in 'the
`early morning, said'she had raved during
the latter part of theliight. As the fami
ly physician entered-the room, she .said
mildly •
do not go and leave me 1 I am all
ready—all ready. Do not go—it will
kill md it you go. l '
The doctor took her hand'; it *as vo.
ry hot ; and - her brow was terribly throb
bing add burping. He reatained with I
'llee.tiregreater laity, but the
:attack of fever on the brain had 'been so
, violent that no atte:rript, fot was of
avail. •
• She grew *mei and Okla midnight,
with thntvoyds—
,.o, do not go, 114 . z-03 "rio t go'
r. Or , 0 0
and leave me i"
Pirit.. l .9o its ;Slight
And the Morning dawned on Ellen In
11 twinge - 3 amis . $l,OO
1 iguana. month . 1,25
spore 3 months 2,53
square 6 months 4 1 00
1 square I . year NM
2 square 2 Omni 2,00
2sumarel month 240
2squarn 3 months 4,00
2 equine 6 months 5,00
1 2tquate 1 year 8,00
her death-sleep=odawned as beautiful at
that bright one, when the bell rang mem
ly for her bridal: • Now the Oath
notes pealed forth the departate.allet
spirit to a brighter world.- Would..not
oven an....;_angel weeFi'to look s uport 9114
morning, and then upon, the other 3:
The birds, from the cage ip. ivindowo
pouted forth their songs but
.they fell
unheeded on the ears they had as chits
delighted. The... Voices of Frei:laud CleoN
ovor as music to the loving tlea4:of 'tbd
young mother, wolail
her ear no More.- .13.ttetiyOiri' 7 4011 . 044
cold—her dreams oster—her 'hopet al;
passed by—.-the sun of heiyoUng life set
—and now? -
People mime in, one after - another, to
look upon her—and Wept'that orie
young and I should die:. 'They closed
her eyes, t ly laid her in her grave:
clothes, folded her pale hands; and there '
she lay
I - - •
• /old - now Tve leave that chamber' of the
too-early dead, Mr, Gorton's follrigls of •
anger soon subsided. In a row hours'he
feltoppressed with a sense - of the grief
Ellen would experience, His feelings- ,
prompted him to return for her. .Eleveral.
times he put his head out of the window toi
order the driver_ to return, but his' prido •
intervening, he as often desisted. Yet'
his mind was ill at ease. He also, invol- •
untary, reviewed the period of !di. Wadi "
ded life. He recalled the goodness, - an&
patience and sweetness, which Ellen hair
ever shown him—the warm love she had
ever evinced for him -; and his heartienes-L
ed to appreciate, for • the first dale the vialn
tie and character of Ellen. He felt hetirt
unjust and unkind , he had often been to
her—he wondered ha could have been eo.
that,henceftirth, ha mutual'
show eer mom tvzacruceir.. , - ,
. As he itoniectbrthefaigittitikptiiitie
house his resolution was to return early in=
the morning. Yet, his business must be'
attended to. It was a case of emergency.'
He finally resolved to entrust ino a law-.
yer acquaintance,' who lived a halt day's
ride distant from where he then was.— ,
Thus he did; and, about noon *slam—
ing day, returned homeward: He' ;vas
surprised at his own 'uneasiness , and in
patience. He had , never so longed to ,
meet Ellen. He fancied his meeting, witli
her—her joy at his return—her teats for
her disappoitrnent—his happiness in. re:
storing UER heart-to happiness, by an; in
creasing tenderness of manner, and -by=
instantly gratifying her wish of her return
All day and night he travelled. It was
early morning when he arrived Atlas own
door. He was surprised at the tremble:-
ing emotions and qnicktruad beating- of
his heart, as he descended the steps of his
carria,ge, and ascended those to his , own
door. He passed on to the room of his
wife. The light 'gleamed through the"
small opening over the door, and he
thought he heard whispers. Solity he
opened the door. O 4 what a terrible,
heart-rending scene was before hint I--
The watottens left the room i and M.
Garton stood alone, in speechless agony;
before the being made voiceless by bin3,-
The sensibility .so longeturabering with
in-his worldly, hardened' hesut,waserous..
ed to the very keenness of torture. And,
..F.llen, gentle spirit that she- was,—how
ould she have grieved to have Been thw
heart she had loved so overwhelmed witir
grief, regret, remorse, despair: - • •
“Ellenony own Meal
Hat shA zooid not hear !
alhave killed thee, gentleatandl3est!".
But the kirrdness of her heart was not
open .Nowl “Iforgive thee," could not.
fail from those lips so pale! love
thee," could /lever come upon his ear. '
again—mem—and aNcvsa!" thrilled.
his soul, every chord 'of which was-strung
to its intensity
If anything could have added to the;
grief, inconsolable of the man stricken in:
his sternness and prideiit was the grief of - '—
his too motherless boys, as they called-ors
their moher's name m" vain, and Askad,,
why she slept so 'long I - - •
Few knew why Ellen died'so suddenly: ,
and so young.. but, while Mr. Glortoll pre.
served in his heart her raemery and: her -
virtues, he remembered, and mourned' is
bitterness and unavailing artguishothatit:
was his thoughtless, but zot the leaven,.
el, =kindness, Arita, laiditycr in harmarV
Never curie . the smile agaiatipen
face ; _and never. though tone manamits,
manuwvred and insinuated, and tairdaugho •
'tern 'flattered .and praised, did he wen :
again ; for his heart was buried with: hie
Ellen, whom he toelete loved as he should.
have loved.. His lode
ii.lt case .a suribearnon tthlasted flower:'
Washington 'lrving, in his beautit4
*AA action for the Dead," ,says,:' fa0..,t0
'the .grave of-buried love, anCineditateor••
There settle the account with thy- -consa.
ence, for every past benefit s ._ unrequited;
'every past' bndearment :unregarded.-Cart=
sole - thyself, if thou , catia l / 4 with
ple, yet futile tribute of regretondlahe
warning by this, thine 1111aVell%ItOrrOW
iffiiiihe ilea', and attar
faithful and alrectionateln 'the-that/W/O
of thy •dutyto the ' " • •
• It is remarliable lhaa of all 141010 4 ,4 0 ,
the tairst important, the kinaitladge:Ofour
naves, is•the most universally nqiected.
in"iknexcr.l7l9#s WiTte4tit LO Paa
than when ivente 'ashamed of &feline e
if col. 1 clostlC , '
" col. 3 ajOmlul, 60 0
"'pl. 6 mon th * e d
44.01. 1 pit. 12,
1 col. 3 umea 2,00
Leol. 1 tumuli,. 8,00
1 col. 3'months - 12,00
je01,,6 months, 16,0
r,p01..1 year ; 25,14