Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, April 16, 1853, Image 1

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Stattaboti morning, april 26, len.
Origtual Vottrp.
fide ximory of the late Eligibalet Mason Esti
4 11 e swill messenger's come in his flight;
saw n Env friend, far away out of sight;
a s home made in Heaven,by no human hand—
home in eternitys bright sunny land.
oie alai' to the skies, on light tremblin
he singg wings
or ~,gets and seraphs, a new sohg s,
ogy and praise to the Lamb on his Throne,
nue T i c iory's bright crown, is now made his own,
Hrlooks down with a smile, on earth's furtow'd
iithepewly made grave, where friends laid him
low ;
Vainly lies there, enshrouded in white
t a i tyls spark's note a halo of light ;
H o l int, i mmortal. has found its reward,
gu bliss is eternal, 'via virtue's award,
5o heart beat more warmly, in friendship's Mild
[felt its kind impulse, in times pars'd away,
A roach and a stranger, I found it, in need,
To me, then, a friend, was " a friend indeed."
AM! life's cord is now sever'd forever
zthill I, or can I forget him I—no, never,
The marks of his genius. have GIN up their space—
While "The ow vart,"* in prose, has left its bright
Poetic efiasions, will claim tot his name,
t ruche mule high up. In the temple of fame—
The rough Ashler's hewn, and presents a smooth
fact ; .
The Keystone is finished. and fits in its place ;
We shall meet again in the Temple of love.
In pavillion'd light of our master above.
.The t ‘ erof2 .erm, of )111171011.1..1,0#1,1 rSMICS.
smite t
ST hllll and pubhshed w :he Bradford bettle r. at au early day.
By maq. C. Gone.
Os the coast of Lancashire, distant view
(lute ruins of Furness Abbey, lies a smat( territory,
an i•land or peninsula. according to the ebb or flow
Li the tides that lave its flat and unfruitful shores,—
At sore, perhaps, ate traveller beholds it an islet',
msored. as it were. under the protection of the main
, 1,;o1.1.e.1 and cheerless, containing—in the
:mitt o: be forty acres of ati l t land which centuries
cu l i vation have barely redeemed [tom barren
pm—a sto2le dwelling; a small taim, the rosemary
nukes of whose garden enclosures loam the near
est approach to a tree discernible in the place.—
ilia a few hours- later the dreariness .of Ilailisle,
as it is pronounced by the fisher
men of the coast,) as in some degree relieved
t'Y the reappearance of the hard smooth sands,
*quartet of a mile in extent, connecting it with
the Lancashire coast, it now assumes the as
pett of a rude nook of earth, ribbed (Torn the neigh
toting farms by the farm compact terrace, which
affords a delightful and exhilarating walk to the in
mates of that solitary abode.
Viewe,' from the house, however, the scene as•
sated a totally 41:Ailment appearance. Persons ac•
rammed to the rich garniture of iolanl landscape,
'rah its contrasting features of hill, dale, or moun
tain—river, lake, or torrent—verdant pasture or
golden plain—are apt to tax a . marine prospect with
monotony ; But ask the atiifeis 'ty the great deep
whether they ever experienced the sense of satiety
rein; horn sameness of object tit is not alone
the vast transition fiom the smooth surface of the
summer sea to the boiling, seething fury of the
mighty ocean laboring with the terrors of the storth,
chick vary their unspeakable extent of prospecl ; ---
A thousand intermediary changes are hourly, mo
fttentarily, perceptible. Not a cloud sailing across
ihe sunny sky,—and ocean skies teem with those
tumid exhalations,—but casts a correspondent I
iliadow on the surface of the waters, darkening'
'heir blue to purple, or changing their glossy green
It the tinges of the dying dolphin. The " sea.
changes - of a marine u view are in fact so infinitely
muitiplied by the effects of wind and weather, tide
and time, that from the first gleam of morning to
the last of evening twilight, too. wonderful' a silo
cession of beauties presents itself to the observant
sae, for the commemoration of pen or pencil.
But independently of its find • lirog , Peets of the
open sea, the farm of Helisle commanded a coast.
viers of unusual interest. Though immediately ad
joining the spot the shore.presemed. only a gravelly
bank, yet at the distance of half mile along its
windings, commences the beautiful mountainous
Mt's, 5E tin to the sands of Furness from the
lofty heights diversifying the district of the flaked
From these, with their changeful mists or clear
prominence against the sky, Helisle borrows- an
+alter !owe of endless variety; and while the
dainty tourist might pronounce this. region of gulls
end curlews, remote from city, town, or even vil
lage, the most desolate haenent of a rifficiently
desolate country, the dvcellerst on the spot foinid in
its exciting breezes and varying,uuraCasve
splay of features as ever .brighteued .. thar serene
countenance of solitude. .
Yet the inmates of the secluded house were peo-
Pis "ho had seen the stir and tumult of the world;
had eat and even presided rd tooa en's feasts ;
hiving tattled td the precarious shelter s adist nip
'mists abode neither from disgust at the giddiness
of the crow d , no, s mild e r leleas :otjelkartjring
Oilosopby. They came the O alr.twill - PCMlStenni
iltsy will abided there, miserably poor. But though
Matter Wamford'ltrwife-Wsa salhteil lied' bum
ble„ neighbors of the goad blistress” or
'mess," she had claist tathelight honorable title
" the Lady Anne," being daughter io - ttie 'Earl tif
13 Tei1 i one of the proudest peersOl
on her rash mstraisge at aiateen, •the
Ysturgor son of one of Cromwell's upstart metals,
'he had been cast off and MoonMA(l .for.evennofi.
lne eatt. by whose undue domestic severity the
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ear of his daughter, was first inclined towardi the
first lovesuit tendered to her charms, resented with
harshness the rash step his harohness had brought
about; and though, for five years after their mar
riage, the Warnfords entertained no doubt of leis
eventual pardon, they were at length horned mice
tantly to admit that afl hope was lost of Lord Lov
ell•s secession from his oath to behold his daugh
ter's face no more. They now felt that they should
have dealt more sparingly with the sthall patrimo
ny derived by Wamlord from his deceased parents,
which was all but dissipated in the belief that, atter
a certain period of estrangement, the earl would
recall his daughter to his lavor, and restore her to
het rights upon his inheritance.
But this expectation was extinguished. 4 staunch
adherent of the House of Stuart, to whose haughty
and obdurate despotism the frailties of his : own na
ture bore considerable affinity, the Earl of Lovell
had in his time been exposed to insult and injury
at the hands of the Roundheads ; and his narrow
spirit took delight in revenging on the son and
grandchildren of General ‘Varntord the long-smart
ing wounds of his self-love ; regardless that in the
reins ot the latter was flowing the blood- of pro
genitors whom he worshipped with all the paltry
adulation of family pride. Rejecting every over
lure of reeoneiliation from his daughter, he left her
letters of entreaty unanswered, and at length re
turned unopened ; till Warntord, who, at thirty
years of age, had progressed from the romantic
youth into a disappointed, gloomy, helpless man,
insisted that she should humiliate herself and him
no more by the renewal of these unavailing solici
From the period of their imprudent marriage, the
young people had inhabited a small house in the
little capital of the county-palatinate, of which
Warnford's mother was a native; and there, in at
tempting to secure to the lovely Lady Anne, whom
he had allured, while a student of Oxford, from her
father's stately mansion in the neighborhood of the
university, some portion of the comforts of her luxu
rious home, his substance httd dwindled away.—
At thirty he was the lather of two children, a girl
and brit, with barely the means of maintenance
for his single self.
" We shall starve—we and these helpless ones
must stone' was Warnford's desponding ejacu
latir-ns, on the night when Lord Lovell's silpit re
jection of his daughter's last petition satisfied them
that all expectation of succor trom his mercy was
lat an end. "Our debt's in this place nearly equal
the small remnant of my means. I have no friends,
no kinsmen, no i.nerest to push me forward in the
world.. Though the sti;h'est word from Lord Lov
elt's lips would, without diminishing by a dot the
property he prizes so dearly, secure me from the
king's government the occasion fo work out my in
dependence and bestow an education on our child
ren, we must skik still lower in the scale of misery
—must work—must want—and perhaps work and
want in vain. Perhaps, with our best efforts, these
babes may sink under their privations ; and you.
my patient, suffering wile, prove unableJo confront
the hardships we lia4ct no Icinger hope to overcome.
Would—would that I had died, ere I persuaded
you to desert your prosperous and bright career, for
the cheerless home of an obscure and poverty
stricken man t."
" Have you courage to say this ?" faltered his
wile, who sat rocking with one foot the cradle of
their, elder child, and holding in her arms the no•
ble infant she had just hushed oil to sleep upon her
bosom, " when you knoW my sole solice in my
troubles is the belief that life would have been
worthless in you- eyes unshated by the wife and
children who are weighing you down topoverty!"
"And so it would !" cried Warniord, with rapid
utterance. " Yon have been, you are, you et er
will be—the crown and glory of Thy days. The
sight of these children and their tender caresses
would be as a foretaste of heaven ; but for the mix
ieties for their future welfare darkening riti
Ent to know that, grievous as are the straits to which
my rashness has reduced you, they must become a
thonitand-feld more cruel, distracts my very reason
You, so tenderly reared—so cared for, that your
font fell upon velvet, and not a 'breath was suffered
to blow on your trag.ile youth—you to labor—you to
need the common necessaries of lite !-0 why was
tempted to do this thing, and how shall f abide
the sight of your wietchedness
" Cheer ny, \Varnford !" cried the kind-hearted
being, vthosß nature was a nature of love, sparing
one hand from her little charge to extend it to the
ready caress of her husband. "It this be all,cheer
up ! You know me only es the thriftiest, giddy
girt —the dainty; tender woman—henceforward you
shall see me the stirring matron—the careful house.
wife. Love timid be a pitiful thing did it suggest
•tfe higher proof of tla strength than honeyed words
and idle fondling, such as i have; perhaps, weariid
you withal. Brit it has a power and a courage of
,its own ! Trust me, it has a power and courage o I
its own !--t-a power to act, a courage to bear, which
constitute a yet more intimate Portibn of its happi
nits's. Had we been prosperous—world-seekers,
pleasure-hinters, Wasters of the gawds and knurl.
es of lifesweet ifrotestations,and tender embra
ces bad been - the utmost proof in My power that
never have 'I repented the act Suggested by the
wantonness of girlish preference. My reason now
confirms MI( chaide. The blessing of Otid decrees
that the vows so lightsomely sworn can now be re.
nerved with all the soleurttity of womanly troth ;
intfte that first sweat promise to love and honor,
in sickness and-in health,' . to take for tidier, 'for
poorer, for better, for welte r -4 stipemdd a pledge
that; knoiring the poorer, end having experiefice'Of
the worse, I would still bear all, and more also, for
your sake?
. •
`iltrarg . f44 ..riPll-. was
With a stropgrnan'seffort, to restrain the loafs, that
would base fain burst forth the ihmost recta's of his
hale IRls Wit too . proud to weep her presence
ti You think, perhaps," added Lady Anne, in a
lower voice, " that this fortitude will not abide ,that
• • ,
poverty is a gnaWing thing cibibti devours the
strongest courage. Iry me ! 1 have the conscious
ness of a stronger mind—a yat more enduring pa
tience. I defy the cares or wants of life to do more
than bow down my body to death ;—they shall nei
.ther tire my submission nor cf.ilianst,mt teutletness
ter yiju and those whom you have given me i"
He was about to answer, when pressing his band
fervently with the soft slender fingers in which it
was still enveloped, she: added, " One word
more !—I have a condition to affix to my devout.
edness. I must have you cheer your spirits for my
sake—l must have you up and bestir yourself—
! must have you persevere to a good end ! I will
labor cheerfully', btit you must be my help-mate
and companion. 1 will oppose a °hernial face to
sorrow, but yours nodal no :Inlet Wear a frown.—
We are not utterly deserted of Heaven—we have
youth and health ; and for how many of the crea•
tures of God do these form a sufficient provision !
Such fair and promising children are not vouch
safed to us in vain. They are given us as pledges
of better days—they are given us as encourage.
mem to bear and to forbear—they are given as an
incitement to our efforts, and a comfoirto our cares.
For them, dearest, and for me, look to the blighter
side of things. 111 do not forget my father, I have
at least forgotten my father's house ; nay, I have
forgotten all, save love and duty—love that makes
duty light, and duly that sobers and consecrates the
sportiveness of love. Low as we are in life, I an
happy; be happy too, and nothing will be left me
to desire."
And, lo ! thus cheered and comforted, there we
hope b 3 the desolate fireside of the necessitous
But this was not all. Words of solace were not
the only offering of the good and tender wife. She
had words of counsel, too, for his ear, which, aher
much debate, tended to a nappy issue.
Lady Anne persuaded him to quit Laitgaster, to
renounce the intercourse of those of their own de
gree—people who loved then no jot the better for
attempts to maintain a position in life ruinous to
their narrow fortunes. Alter much seeking, they
found notice at an attorney's office of a vacancy at
the miserable farm of : and nearly the re
tnainder of Warn ford's heritage was expended in
the necessary outlay for lease, stock, and plenish
ing. 11.4ving settled themselves thus, at the ex•
tremity el - civilization, they resig..ed all pretence to
gentleness of condition, the pumps of life; worked
hard, tared hard ; and after two years buffeting be•
tween necessity and the lingering influence of their
early breeding, found their refinement of nature
and sentiment worn down to the exigercies of their
cnnditio't. Algernon Warntord held the plough
which Wai to procure bread fur his children, while
Alistress Warnford tended the two lean nolch•kine;
which afforded their chief subsistence
The unfrnilul soil was such as to tax the utmost
efforts of the inexperienced husbandman. The
peasant's buy and girl hired to assist the labors of
the distressed family, gaie only trouble by their
ignorance. But in the sequel, perseverance pre
vatted. Though he who, as a gentleman, had beer
a bad scholar, proved as a Lit mer an indifferent :lg.
riculiurist, the effort of being up 'gaily and late,
ute through summer's sun and winter's frost, over
came, as providence hath promised, the stubborn
curse of nature; arid at the close of five years of
heavy labor, the IVarnlords were not only able to
maintaiu their elder children, and a younger—an
ocean pearl, born in the briny solitude of fielisle—
but had amassed great store 61 wealth—a press lull
of linen, vtin under their roof—several articles of
household furniture, the produitt cf their united in
genuity—and, above all, a stout coble•boar, which,
with the aid of an able builder from Whiiehaven,
who passed a couple of summer months domiciled
with them at the farm. Warnford hail launched
with great ceremony froth the stocks, and christen•
ed and painted with the suspicions name of " The
Lady Anne of Heliale." It mar be doubted wheth
er the Earl of Lovell, who was now officiating in
his frivolous old age as Lord Chamberlain to his
most gracious Maje.sty„liail in The interim achieved
any effort hall so gratifying.
Nor was the ornamental department wholly ne
glecter). Warnford had retouched and whitewash
ed, within and without, the plaster walls of the lit
tle dwelling, had contrived a rude carpet of sheep
skins for the portion of the, hall or kitchen specially
habited by his wile, and had ever, planted the spot
of ground beneath her window with hedges of Ira
grant rosemar y , which, as denote:li, rejoi
ces in the dew of the sea; for the sea-spray reach
ed it there. On winter n'ights, the tfirthbfertess of
le one-storied mans anwaviits vole security against
ie trementlom storm-bursts of the Irish chunnel;
and often, when signals of .distress boomed from
the of Mistress Wardord would mart from her
pillow, and with a prayer of intercession Tot the
souls in peril bless the roof that gave snob comfort
able shelter to the helpless ones wham her soul
In fine weather, she and her children—more es
pecially her son Wand—often accompanied Warn
(on' when his day's labors were done, in an even
ing sail, coasting those beautiful shores. Or the
would follow him to the main land, when business
carried l.ins to market at Dalton or Rampside, lei
a kindly visit to the wives of one tor tWo small, far
iti-erry,With whom they maintained interchange at
good-will, buiretvidg titi; lendieg,.natilog or claim
ing tendanca in sickness, exchanging a basket ,of
fish for abroad of early chiakeris, or a measure of
rapeseed or yarn, tor faggot wood or turf. It :was
one of the isac.rificeasspected Warntord's pride
by his more nobly Constituted Wife, that he should
stoop in all things to his altered condition, and live,
and let live, with those among whom Providintett
had, appointed, their career.
• There .was old Hal Hobbs and his dame, caw
ere at the Condish eluded, which extended along'
theeosst by Furness, *he thought the month elotig
one in urbiab htistresolVarniOnl, or her good. mai,
torgot to btiiig %Fatty and teeny to taste their hon
ey, or garden betties.
Marry—the boy and girl were sosprightly, yet
so jaunty and well-spoken withal," that the old
people hailed the coming o( the !young mother,
(with her large loving eyes beaming tenderness on
the fair child, the young Lucy, 'hat still lingered in
her arms, from fondling more than helplessness,)
as a festival in thiir llfe of labor.
But as yearriArew on, , the mother, as by Were
appointed, began to outweigh the wife in, the bo
som of LOA" Lovell's daughter. - She tad' borne
cheerfully with her lot tOr berself,,and for her hus
band ; she could not he so easily contented for her
children. Her mind and that of Warnlord, hat'
been bonned by early education ; and though no
leisure Or opportunity was left them now for indul.
gence of scholarship, they knew enough to derive
double enjoyment from the revealed phenomena
of nature which afforded the recreation of their un•
eventful lives. But the children had no books, no
instructors ; acd engrosser! by the homely indastry
indispensable to their support, their parent could do
little in that task
_of unremitting preceptorship in
dispensable tp drive the young and volatile thro'
the thorny ways of learning.
Walter one Helena accordingly wandered all
clay long about the featureless fields of the islet,
vCithotit a shrub of bush to fix their attention, or a
field flower to enliven the saline herbage. Hand in
hand they watched by the shore till the receding
tide telt clear to their eager feet those sparkling
sands, to which every ebb at the waters afforded
hazard or novelty purple sea-shells, tightly 'em•
bedded there, the euricus pebble, the stranded
weed, detached from the podded vegetation cling
ing to the sunken rocks; the living jellies of the
sea anemone or star-fish, or some 'belly ou'east
flung by the waves on die shore to' crawl its an X.
ward way back again to a more congenial element.
The white gulls would sand unheeding, while the
two little ones went wandering np and down ; or
the curlew dip its wing into the wave within reach
of their little hands; so gentle were :heir move
ments; and so custon:ary was their presence on the
But when Walter attaided the 'age of hardihood,
and at ten years old, delighted to unmoor the Coble
from its chain, and having sat the sail, steer boldly
along the shore towards Furness, having compell.
ed his sister to bear him company, that they might
encounter together the chastisement of their diso-
bedience, Mistress Warnforil felt that the boy's
spirit was breaking bounds. He had none of the
usual occupations of youth to exhaust his elasticity
et limb and muscle—no pony to ride—no tree to
elittibno CoMparticn 1p overcome in Wrestling,
qnoits, or other athletic cxere yea. He had no as
sociate but his sister Helena; for a sort of innate
arrogance kept him aloof from the herdsman em
ployed in the out-door labors of the farm. At
length ; having escaped one day from hums to the
fair at Dalton, and tarried away td, the tide had
flowed, and ebbed and flawed again, distracting
his mother with apprehensions lest, finding himself
belated, tie should attempt to wade through the
channel of the flowing waters when nearly breast.
high as she had ellen known him do before—she
resolved, when she clamped the truant once more
in her arms, (after having dared the passage in a
crazy tub (0 boat, long condemned as. unseawor.
thy by the fisherman of namsitle,) to make swim
ruempt at rescuing her eon from a state of life,
where the energies of his arrogant nature were
thus afllicringly doomed to run to waste.
A letter was accordingly indited to the Earl of
Lovell by his daughter ; pretending no penitence
for the past, but setting forth the degraded pros
pects of her children for the future, unless he de
signed to extend a succorable band, and enable
them by fitting education to assume at some fu:ura
time a position in the world wore consonant with
their honorable kinernanship. For herself, she ask
ed nothing—low as was her estate, Lady Anne
avowed herself content. All she entreated of her
father was to call her fair young son to his prey.
ecce, and decide, by personal investigation, wheth.
er it were not foul shame for a youth so nobly
gifted in mind and body, to sink into a hewer of
wood and drawer of water. Unknown to Warn.
ford was the letter written and despatched to the
Dalton post office; and as his wife stood watching
the coble driving over the little channel to the main
land, bearirg with it the missive which was to de.
cide the destinies of her offspring ; she almost trem
bled at the reflection. that her proceeding might be.
Come a source of alienation in the little family, even
as her island home, which. at sunrise: had been
.part and parcel of-the oontinent,was now a sever•
ed islet, cinctured by the, roaring see.
Time passed away, but no answer from Lovell
Court ! Lady Anne !Oahe' she had humiliated
herself in vain. Her lather's heart like her father's
door, was irrevocably against her, and she emigre'.
elated herself that she had not acquainted - Warn.
ford with her measuree s and so procured him a
share in her.disappeintraent. For Warnford was
now a gloomy-minded, unyielding man. :Hard la.
hot and severe care had extingnished the happier
impulses of bia nature. His.elavery had become
inechaniCal to him, for he. saw that it was to be the
unamending.portion of his life ; but ,not even the
gentle companionship of Las• angelic wife well
bring smiteti-ao his face, or words of gladness to
his lather's spirit was breaking out in him.
He had grown devout ; not with this wholesome.
etywith tai tear! at Which beholds :native
for gratitude in even the least of the benefits con
ferret/ by the bounty of Providence ; but with a'
sour, hello!, fractious spiritof superstitions feare a
peevish interpreting ofsterOs•wilui. anx resentment
of the triumph of the king and the:church.. -With
his wife was ineariablfirritablesiem: with: hii chit
dren.tyrattrical and suijirst :and while grievingthat:
young Atkin)/ until grow up-fa such bitter borirlage
'she laJoicedthat the father knew nothing of the.
enialiapation she had-pnenthrlitaterf for hiireort.l
One:day when .the tad-was askistimhis fittherici.
dart 'Omits from the seaward' Aare,. and•fil 'strew
‘Yardord-wasbusied in hanging , out upon the rose.
thary bushes a web of fine linen, the product of her
,I , V;
winter's spinning, which she had destined for clo
thing the boy, had •he been- called away by his
grandaire, Helena shouted •from the garden stile
tidings that two strangers ! rjrhty dre.-sed, were
crossing the sands On horseback guided by young
Hob, the stable knave of the hotel at Pollan, In
voluntarily the matron blushed, and dretv,:clolin s
round ter face thepinners which the - sea breezes
had h 10 ,;; 1 1 away, ,as she hastened towards the
porch of her humble home, to vet her house in or•
der, for the reception of gueste whom she suspect
ed to be on their wily to visit the Lady Anne
: Loy.
ell, not to confer wih Master Warulord of Heliele
Farm. • •
They came. They doffed their broad beavers
courteously to the trembling wonian, requesting
tier,h4 Pnnounce loiter mistress that the auditor and
chaplain of the EArl of Lovell were under het tool,
and when her exclamation, " You come to me
from my father !" revealed the t:uth, they were
sufficiently wanting int ant to betray - their amaze
ment that the daughter of their illustrious patron
should be clothed in Linsey wootsey, and have her
chietts swarthy and withered by everlasting expos
ure .to the sun and winds of that shareless
Their errand was nnickty said. They brought
missives from the Earl, undertaking the charge of
his elder grand children, on condition`iat they
were given up to his care,-to be bred as became
the future inheritors of his fortmes. His eldest
daughters, the Marchioness of Saltram, and the la.
dy Helena Mauleverer, having in their turn incur
red his displeasure, he engaged to make forth With
a handsome settlement nit Wither a• 4 r! Helena
Warnlord upon a renunciation on the part of their
parents of ail interference in their iwure destinies.
Lady Anne trembled as she read ; not lest her
husband should refuse ht assent to the hamiliatine
proposal she had Brought upon herself, but rather
lest he should agree td part wi h the children. It
was only for her 'ROO she had petitioned. She
knew her own capabiti , y to bestow upon her bloo
ming Helena such ectiacation as she held indispen
sable in an humble home-staying woman ; and the
project of the earl td h6rat once ofboth her
children, fille t her boshin - with diornay. She
would fain have answered a hasty negative, and
dismissed the two delegates of Lord Lovell ere
Wainlord could-be apprised of their arrival. But
this was impossible. Two horsemen could not Ca
sily arise at flelisle unknown to 'he fa:met; and
accordingly, a fer the lapse of a few minutes,
Warnford, in his fu,tian suit, and wearing his stern
looks, entered, and bade a sully welcoma to the
To the
L swise of his wife, howes*,,those, looks
brightenetithen the object otihe misfion came to
be exptaineJ -The fletisfe outcast had that morn
ing discovered that Le was likely to be a heavy 10.
rer by the season's crop. ;-aid Uad received within
a few days, an insolent letter from the attorney of
his landlord, clairning arrears of retit, and threaten
ing ejection ; nod haylq Mae errs prospects be
fure him fur his helpless !minify, the 'oilers vouch
safe.' by. Lord Lovell came like manna in the wild.
erttessi- . It was not a generous sentiment w hich
Ifecid4his gr.rt,ef , of acceptance. Ile thought only
of thkiiti 01 t i .el;veratiee from a present burgle') ;
of having fewer mouths to fill by the wasting toil
of his hands fewer eyes to keep watch upon his
mental irritation, when he carne from work to the
contemplation of Work in come.
The mother was silent when site heard the sen
tence pronounced ; for no arguments she could
urge ould prevail over his determination. The
days were gone when her gentle voice could work
miracles widi his sullenness. She had gradually
ceased to be the lovely Lady Anne in his heart.—
She had become Mistress Warnford—Dame Warn
find—Goody 1-,Varnford—rhe outs sl his ill humor,
the slave of his domestic despotism.
But white re Pressing thus her words and tears;
the mother's Wart was wrung with anguish. Blas
ter Rickans, the auditor ; explained that it was, the
earl's intention, en receiving the eugrosseil ;orient of
the parent. wilds adoption of his graintifeWldren,
to despatch his eqnipage snit attendants to meet
them at Lancaster; that a tutor was already ap.
pointed to prepare young Wafter for Iron col lege
and a
,giecenate of confidence to escort fleleni to
to . the court of FranCe,,, Where, her aunt,' the Mar
. guts de Castries, sister to the. Lit _of Lovell, (hold.
ing a high apppintmer t in the suit of Madame, the
sister el Charted 11.. y would provide for her suite
ble eitheation. better than mild be done in the.
gorgeous seclusion of Lovell Court. Al istress,
Wamfiint listened in enninerna lion ; courtii and.
princesses forherl-Telt.oii! for the inrutorl
of uature, aciotyirgetl , to chase her lather's tisli
hounds along, the sands, sw hold the steerage of the
coble fur her 'wilful brotherl But
.there was no
remedy. ytTiintford decreed that ic,w.a's to be so.
The . uhildren were to go, r -lie tr,a,f,e neth ,
i ng w h it h er . When she ,wepr mut rung her hand;
at parsing with them, her husband reviled her that
the thingZwas 6f ker own'dolitg—but for the Jetrer
to the earl, theieNvtiiild•have bass neither .thouelt
: net speech Al _their removal from Ileltsle. For
many mtantirs afterwards; •ss hen ronscd in , the
watches oldie night by thehe'llowlingef the storm,
'she called upon the antes if her chtl:;'len, and
- wondered how they fared at that unqulet3norrietti,
he would answer her still with texlsollustrative
the restless thanklessness of human• nature; that had
not virtue m ciiirterit itself with th'tfispenr aliens of
the All. eeing and All-wisp
Thwp,ailinonishe.l r ahni resigned herself. 'There
was still the little mailing Ludy—when her open
brow end ulti`Vhig. rlgt‘littgitlZ lel
et to her s inotlier, for 114 t v inir Jcist. lll4 ,- setnig,com. -
kratniqns of her intaney, r Leer was'. no more than
six years old; hitherto emeriti with the erijnyitiefitif
of her age—the - sirthur and count revealed by the
co - Melton chi** itithq kair*ti itainenis.
1 4 3 t 1 4 03 : 61 viti4nenti, new tq A:r foati ca, the
silver sandifln winch./ parlrle seashells, or stream.,
t ing Weed ;. none tn'VentUre with her to the hark or
the island, where a lonZ, ettlirof crisp rank herbaria
:IT ,;.‘ i;'.:::',.t•l -:ZZ
gave forth, in..Jhe early spring, a few 'mini erms o f
hard, stiff, prickly-blossomed *reds, the wretched,
Flora ofiniserable ,pll, at lash - baffled pf
all hope to wander, the gentle child :bop:tied hit
sell to. follow, like a spirit, op ani down thebotare
held movement* of her lonely mother; to -welch
her while sheset the milk or churned the hurter,
spun beside the hearth in winter, or in,itltrn++pper
it homed up the garden walks, o;141 In theektOotar
of-the house , ; making or mendit , -germane-for her
htisband; or nets for his sammer 7 llaltift4;
• Intense was the love that sprang. up betirken
them As the mother's hair whitened and white9„-
ed under her coif, Lucy's lengthened tresses drew.
to overhang her ivory shoulders, end proclaiqied
that the fair girl, so lately a child, was soon t 0.14
a worn-an; and for her, Mistress Miamian' nerrei,
experienced one of those misgivings she had Test
for her sdrler ollipring. So refined was the natoial
look of Lucy Warnford—so gently !tined her .voice,
—so fine her aptitude in receiriog l instrne a tion,tbst
the trammels of education appeared stiperlioria4±
Uninfinented by the example of a boisteronstirNh...
er, Lacy had never, even in her sports, oulsisied
the Silken limits of her sex. In her, nature had
made " a lady of her own." ,
The talk'of the mother and daughter -was alien
of the absent ones. Lucy had gradually forgo:Jen
all but the names of her brother and sister. slt . e
had a vauge recollection of having been clasfied to
her mother's bosom more graspingly and tender
than usual, after parting from a group of grand,pqr.
swinges, among whom the shadowy forms She tb•
membered as Watty and Leeny, had been barite
away ; but nothing further. It had been coves.alad
by Lard Lovell that no intercourse watt. to take
place between the parents and children; saving
that on the first day of every year came a terser
horn Mister Ricketts, stating that 'Master Waltil
art.! Mistress [Wens were in good health, pr‘-
gressing, in their studies, and contenting the ezpec
tenons of the earl. Walter wite now on the sit, of
being entered at Oxford; Helena of being srliti
drawn Irom the Convent of Panthemonl, where She
had received her, education, to be introduced b
the Marquise de Castris into society. Alt dill triti
duly di-cussed bet .reen Lucy and her mother; but
always in Warnfordra alasence. Speech of courts
nr scholarship, princesses or earls, were things he
could an longer abide. The influence of Wig - ions
enthusiasm on a in ind disturbed by disappointment
in that uttermost solitude,. had Produced its q~tr6l
consequences, Ha had become a fanatic—a yjsithl
ary. Hs delight was to wander from home; la
tallow after strange preachers among the dales at
Lancashire or Westmorland; end lackingttv;lo
hold fo:th in exposition of the setittarea; bjr melba
terpretation of Which, his own Mind had been, led
astray. Had it riot been for the thrift and patienie
of his partner, the little farm must hate gone rapid.
ly to ruin. But the guardian angel-11}e Peallwi A
out price—the tender wile and mother, watched
over all ; received back with unreproving tender-
I ness the miserable wanderer; arid during his ob.
sence, wrought with double diligence, in h is benslf,
(CONCLVDED sus w cwt.)
Old KentuEk.
A Kentuckian at the baule ; ef,liew 17*
disdaining the restraint of ii soldier's are, when Ms
name was upon the urefered gain it
- atone," fighting; npon his own hook. While thlk
battle was raging fiercest, aid the shot was fixing
(hick as had, cartytog death wherever they telly
Kentuck might have been seen stationed ondesi
tall maple ; loading and tiring his tide, as perfectly
unconcerned as thondh .hi " pickin tisk 7
Every time he br ught his rifle la his should"; a
read coat bit the dust. At last be happened -lcsagts
tract the attention of 14 .0.1..Hikcry," who ooppoic•
ad he had became separated from We briiiiptiiii;
and rode up ra him to bring him behind - tbe re :
doubts as he was in a position that *spatted. his
person to the fire of the enmity.
" Halo ! my, , man, wharregiment de ycia trloni
to ?" said the 4eneral.
" Regiment h-11!" answered the Kenturtki‘ne.
" hold on yonder is another of 'am!" and bnngirre
his shooting, iron ro his shoulder, he ran 111810,
atong the bariel—a flash followed; tmoduit Eng
ii..lanan came tumbling to the earth.
41 W hose company do you belong to?" stela ea•
qiiitett the General
it Company the a-i r' was , the reply Xen- .
tuck, as busied,lt imself reloading, :4 see thaossi
faller With the gold fisins on his coat and boss f•-• 6
„list watch me perforate him."
The General gazed in the direction iniTrza e
11 . 4
his rifle, and observed a British Colot.el
and down the adiatteing cottons of the tow.
tuck pulled the trigger, and the galltat PFAen rot;
lowed his companions that his kektefity fed had.
laid down in death that day.
" Hurrah for - old Kentock t" shouted the. free-.
fighter, and his victim came toppling horn his limasi, 2
then turning to %hi: Genevel he, conlidnett, n lira
tiAliting, on my own hook,atranger '.' and heileisate.
ty proceeded to reload. a. • . •
Cr:7- A retillent of a w ester n torrn 4 ' p1iM1 4. 014
dud be could tint bleep unet,- 1 312111: "uulovil ilf` 1 0A
cansen : A %willow, batty of treventeen dags.Pdar.
tiOgriinv Under th4rWitictowl—cal - alley
—moth ache---and 's pig 15:iing to get
(47.- Mm.liollogion 4640 to bare anxiously
aslteil it Uncle Toni is a 'taller nien thinignoe) ;
Biblical memory. She, gauntas der reiegar Ari d
making this, emptily, Ron the tact that. ORA**
Went ihat Uncle Tom has been tau:slated- erste'
bile Enoch wee tronslsied bet once. '
, Never ridicule saCie.d things ot 004 others
may esteem as soutt, however absurd Avg. snap
seem Ur you.
"Capital puoishment,"-.A5-the boy and .whey
the School-mbireas made him lit with the girls,
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