Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, April 23, 1853, Image 1

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As oil roan .its in a high-backed chair,
Were sn open door,
the sun of a summer afterttoon
Fits hot across the Boor,
od the drowcy click of an ancient clock,
fl a y notched the hour of four.
A breeze blows in and'a breeze blovrs out
From the scented summer air,
u! t• flutters now on Ilia wrinkled brow,
tni n ow it lifts his hair ;
A t u tat leaden hd of his eye drops down,
.tci he sleeps in his high-backed chair.
n. •!.! man 'sleeps, and the old man dreams,
ti.s head drwps on his breast,
Ho bands rrlaz their feeble hold,
AV: fall to los lap in rest.
4„1 man Ileep.s, and in sleep he dreims,
dad t o dreams agars is blest.
tars unroll their fearful scroll,
He is a child again ;
cother's tone is in his eat,
di its acro , s his brain ; -
Er :ha,es gauifis butterflies
far Lim the rolling
gc p:ucks the ntl,l rose in the crood3,
And gathers eglantine,
Ani htAs the golien buttercups
Beneath hts .Ister's chat;
knd anzles In the ztleat!„ , n . bro Ar.
W:th a bet.: at ual.el
llelr•cre (lowa the grassy la e.
Ard ty the br.U: ming pool,
AcJ as h e,care.> I parted lips
1:•:. r
I: trcrer were ante
k7lt rz. , r:..r.,; never were full
mo e s h 2n d i rn!,,ed on his
bv•eze blase in at the door
tt .•: a .ea'y t'cugh.
t.oy al\ h.:e limed man again,
h;i rye, are tear-rit!ed now.
oti:NCLLIAD ifto.4 LAST WEEK.)
Hetena (Lovell as she was called, no:
717. 4 41,]: :Tea emerging froth her convent, grace
aczomplished, arrayed with all the cost
et?„l4 , :e ts..-43rnt•44, , , the positicn she toss to hold
tie a:: 2;11:54e5s Wainford, still only four-and
lea -s N age, was Stretching her husband's
:es 2rF arion the stone fence of her little gar
- -J1:-.; her lets lean sheep to the fv!d; salt
•:.e t.t,er butter for the faintly; folding the
wue l.nen nom the press; not repiningly—
tri.t.,:he yearning bought of bettor days; hut
7,ll;lseteni4y of brow, and coutenteduess of
of adrntration. Nay, sometimes, on
eery 'Slay morning, . when Lucy's step was ,
:r; hel. - . , re her, or Lucy's morning kiss ha.l'
=are earnest than usual, a low•soice tune .
it Inurnaut of the water, tippling on the beach
pr-x-eed from the tips' of the hard-working,
-hearted woman. Her fair hands and wen
t/Esti were hard and brown with unremitting
But the soul within her was unchanged ;
tt.:, feminine, and nocho as in her daya of
Neu gea Way.
it rctt br,lliant day, meanwhile in the annals
'Lore!! noose, that wimftsed the arrival of the
Je Castries and her niece, to Eqeside
•ta prlnce I y establishment. Henrietta of Or-
Al now been for many years dead ; and the
tioness was glad to abandon the city where
larderers of her beloved mistress retnained
shed. for her brother's lordly mansion in
Yard. Overlooking the Thames, where
• moored to as garden-stain several barges
• the cognizance of the earl, Lowell House
tot One Al stracnove of the time of the tint
1 "-zra: pcnderously magnificent—and consequent
!:: Lnct accordance wizh the style of tiring af
r4ad by the man designated by Rochester, Buck
• ant Tom Killegrew, as "the pomp:Wier
zi Ear: of Loy ell."
6 sAier his . nature, and more worldly than ey
e 1 -: . 4.1 hal,ed with delight the coming of
h' /rely marquise, whom breeding of Versailles
add new dif . nity to his domestic circle, and
cebearniem gr=dehikl who was to breathe the
teveteeeeeee of her eighteen years - upon his
v - ,therea efiKence. 114 vanity was tickled by an
trapation of the gay fi,;nre these daughters of his
ns troulli make in the ;nye' circle of Whitehall ;
Ea malice! by the notion oldie envy
Llect iljett earcton to his favor most be re
tr-4ti oy
till !so robe:lrons daighrenr, the , Ladies
a. 7 3, Matileverer. Of his third . daughter,
xce bred Ar.r.e. thought .no more than if
ce Lai been buned tie.-. 111 instead of /Amin the al
thee et 'llolt‘le! Morally extinguished by
lordship deenied Rasped:Woos
z 4 .13-):sumbe'd whether *he retained eo mach as
rrtral evs:ence. - ,
gvilere was one person at tovellllotise, to
ar,ral of the two ladies iviraNed 0/03'
bcl sotist.odon. Sir •Waiter Lovell (foe the
t-41-...n.n had been knighte.l srten officiating as
;''. l 3 to 11e end at the installation . oltui,Vols 01 \los
r,t.',!1:1 long:reigned supreme in the aftemionsof
Poni-Uther. Fiiso:oos and lieenfious, the false
? . '"-m whi l / 4 he eras Owed, by Lord Lovell%
` e ' w 7 alienation from all natural ties, had
4 4 off.L...ed neuuelaleefiests in his bosom
, '
Ora the earl tram impossade. His shaer was
5.3 a foreign country. flu parents Rare
z iooire-ara List to his leaderaess or duty. The
1- 41 was to be all in all; Ray:deaden his solace
. "' 4 4rrz sr.facient begginesi. The leesousof
vere_forgotten. As the manner of the
• .
young courtier softened, his heart grew hard. Dia
solute in his habitat, his chief anxiety was to keep
from the knowledge of his grand father, excesses
of a nature to be held derogatory by the stately
old nobleman; and Sir Walter justly feared' that
the establishment of female , espionage at Lovell
Rouse wouabe fatal to his superficial reputation.
" I kiss your hand, sweet sister !" cried be throw
ing" himself without ceremony into a seat, in the
gorgeous withdrawing-room, appointed to the mar.
chtoneas's use, the day after Helena's arrival in her
own country. " I was dining last night with Mus•
terry, or should have been at hand to assist our
lady aunt from her coach,and tack the chaplain and
lapdog under either arm, to make theirsolemn entry
into Lovell House."
" The Tatter duty you would have been spared,"
said Helena, smiling at his affection of dress and
manner, which all but rivalled her own. "In place
of chaplain and lapdog, the chore marquise travels
with a pair of the prettiestind most adroit scitsbretts
that ever pinneiltip a foutange, or stretched a stom
acher; and neither Mademoiselle Peroline, nor
Mademoiselle -Celeste, is in the habit of being
• " tutAted" under the arm of a cavalier so unletter
ed as to groan under the weight of Alencon point
after Easter, or to ■port boout of chamois leather,
white Spanish morocco is to be had for money."
4.. Goat.
" I' faith well said!" cried Sir Walter, enchant
ed by the grace with which the belle Parisienne sat
tossing a casiolette of perfumes, affixed to her wrist
by a golden chain, which ever and anon she
caught in her snow white hand,to cast it lightly forth
tfgain. " And I was wrong to talk of such old
world pets as lapdogs and chaplains to lathes of
degree, who doubtless entertain a marmoset and
an astrologer! But tell me, sweet sister! what is
the last news frcm the Salle de Ciane, and the cir
cle of its purest Diana, Atheneede Montespan? Is
his holiness's Bolognese bull promulgated yet by
the cardinal, and sanctioned by la bon compaptie?
And is it now received thing to intersperse breast
knots of lilac on an amber-colored bodice!"
.• Even as you eee, good brother," replied kiele,
na ; " but trouble nut your fastidious eyes with a
thing so trivial as this my morning neglige. Sus
pend your judgment until Thursday night; when,
having been presented to her !stalesty in her pri
veee closet, we are to appear at the ball at court,
and to ! you shalt behold a certain robe of silver
gauze, embroidered on the seams in Parma violets
whereof .very eye hat an encrusted tops; of
I which even Lauzan protested the fashion to be on
ique, when I danced in it, u one of the handmai
dens of Flora, in the last royal ballet perfumed at
S:. Claud.:,
- Silver gauze is altogether cittish and tawdry,"
said Sir Walter, cluidainfuly. " Gauze of silk or
thread is your only west. I protest to you,-ma mtg
nonne, that cloth of gold or silver is obsolete and
unseasonably for this merry month of May"
" Obsolete !" cried the young beauty with rising
bloom ; " hoc tong, pray, has Scythian London
presumed to sect principles ol its own upon such
subjects? Have we Parisians so liberally supplied
you w;:h tabors, embroiderers, and bulletins of lash
ion, in ths overdawing of our goodness and hip
; poly% that you end by swum; up as dictators on
i your own account? Ah ! Content yourselves—
' .%,:rthy fog-bewildered souls as ye are—with legis
' latgig 1.1 illusty parliaments, long-robed coons cf
justice . but presume not L 35 Elizabeth said in her 1
haste to her senate] to meddle wi:h matter beyond
your reach. I maintain that gauze of silvet is fitting
wear fora ball-room, even were the dog-star rag
ing. But here cornea the marchioness, totteting
under the weight ol her rouge faux torryret—a salute
on either cheek, if you love yourself my gentle
brother. To kiss her finger-tip, as you did mine,
would pass fur most unnephew-like sangfroid"
" My dear soul, how is this?" cried Madame de
Castries, having courteously accepted from Sir
%Vatter the gallant embrace suggested by her neice.
1. What is it I bear—that my brother has neither
evening set span foe the reception of society ; nor
groom-porter, nor pharo-bank, nor Mato, nor bats
' set, nor anything usual or decorous, established in
the horse? What means sec.h strange irregularity
in an establiihment of so much note and splendor!
and what does he intend we shall do with ourselves
when there is nothing going on at court, and neith
er a ball or masquerade in qeestionl Does he ez-
pect us to mew ourselves up with him of an even
in this state prison, to the light ol halt a dozen
Isconces, and perhars the tune of a couple of &I
-1 dies, lutlapyfing one to sleep, " Damon, god of my
' affection," or same other playhouse ditty?''
" Doubdess, my dear madame," replied Sir
Walter, tiavingled het to a chair," my grandfather
will accede to all your reasonable desires. Hither
to his hOusehold path been neglected ; his office
detaining him chiefly nut the king, and my own
naturally studious and retiring disposition having
engaged - me in literary and scientific society,
whence such toys as muds and dice are necessarily
" I cannot live without my boas," cried the
marchioness, taking a long pinch of rapes from a
glittenng box;enamelled with-a portrait of her friend
St.Esremont,• having a stanza from Voltaire eugra
wen on the golden revere. " To sleep without the
intent:li of My nightly game is ai impossible tato
wake without the excitement of my morning cof
tee. See m this: lot me, Walter ; consult the Che.
viler Hamilton and the few other civilized beings
you have got among y,oe—make me'up a little co.
terie, to ivean - me gradually irorn:thitcriarn
ous Paris down
° to the skim.milk or splenetic Lo n.
don I.—eixtvetsation, taste, or evil:reap. we do not
took for from you; but, in pity to two-forlorn.fe
males, gin us that which even bloatheals can
provide,* peek' of cards ands tolerable tap of
Mocha." , • ,
Thus adjured, Sir Walter decided that it soold
be mom prident to seek a confederate in the mar.
chimes; than to out-general her MACIOSOTSIS. He
promised, therefore, to do his hat for her ladyship a
enlivenment; and Lord Lovell was induced to en
dure, as the %vaned gomts of his sister, the society
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of the profligate companions of his nePhirar. As
sum' by the triarchioriess that high play was one
of the vlcei de bon ton monpolizeJ by the grand
monarque for the delectation Of his court, the earl
submitted to see a bank established in the grand
gallery ol Lovell House, illuminated twice a week
for the reception of trieitenr ; and there; as a pretext
for quaffing Spanish wines with the gay and brit
tient Sir Walter Lovell, and bandying light retorts
with his beautiful sister, the Duke of Buckingham,
Beau Fielding, Jermyn, Count Hamilton, and other
leading fashionists and wits of the day, consented
to'eacrifice their patient to the tedious patter of
the old earl, and a few gold pieces to the iniatia 7
ble love of play of the Marchionets de Castries.—
It become one of the best frequented mansions of
London ; therleililitielf;i6iiiitidellaiighlit
ly deplored the etiquette whicfifureade him to be
come a lounger in` the gay saloons of his lord
But the fair Helena had not been educated in
Paris to so little purpose as to imagine that the bril
liant homage of these libertines ol fashion was the
one thing needful. Her grandfather hail promised
her a noble fortune; but not even the broad lands
he was to bequeath her would obliterate at the
court of. a Stuart, the shame of ignoble and round
head descent. The triumphs Of the new comer, in
her robe of silver gauze and Parma violets ; had ex.
cited universal indignation among the maids at hon
or, both of the queen and the duchess. Who was
this Miss Lovell that smiled so insolently as she
walked a minuet with the young Duke of Mon
moth, after fixing the admiring attention of GITAM
mont and all his satellites! an imposter! The off
spring of a returier, whose real name was besprin
kled with the mite of the commonwealth. The
whisper went round. Helena's eyes Sparkled with
indignation. " They should repent the ignominy
east upon her. She would soar above them, and
surprise them yet." Already tt.e Earl of St. Aloans
was among her rejected suitors. She had set her
heart—(nea heart)—upon a duke! The laurels
wherewith she would lain be crowned were straw
berryaleaves ; and it was after limning this resolu
tion (while apparently devoting her attention to the
beau's - of a pair of cats of cracked porcelain, grac
ing the
_marchioness's chimney piece,) that his
young grace of Glamorgan was invited by Madame
de Castries to become her pupil in the mysteries
of basset. Lord Lovell was satisfied that the duke
visited so assiduously at his house, in compliment
to himsell— the venerable friend of his grandsire.
Sir Walter found that the youth was ambitious of
lorming himself in his Kole des bonnet au:niers.—
The marchioness decided that he came there to
pay his compliments to her snuff-box, and the four
aces. But Helena was equally positive that, what
ess4 the of Glamorgan might come to
seek at Lovell House, he should fwd nothing less
important than a duchess. Ile was a gentle, in
genuoca youth ; and feaiin; to alarm him by a dis
play ol her Parisian levities, she gave up coquer
ting with Harry Jermyn, and bandying witticisms
with Rochester, to edify the world of fashion, by
the strict decorum of her maidenly resolve.
While these glittering pageants were enacting in
the vicinity of Whitehall, the desolatiprt of llelisle
waved gloomier and .yet more g l s so a y,
foals reason was now completely disordered. It
was only by following him inceiqtandy, ire his wan
derinT,t, that his matchless wile prevented lion from
becoming the victim ol his delusion. Often did he
rush forth upon the sands when the tides were idl
ing in upon a winter's night ; and amid the bet.
lowing of ihe storm, and the frightful violence of
the night winds, command the waves to recede, in
confirmation of his faith; nor cou',l any thing but
the persuasive caresses of his wile, (her voice be
ing inaudible among the tumuita of the scene,)
induce him to seek shelter at home from the in
clemencies of the weather. At other time* she
would follow him to Dalton, and from Dalton per
sucler weary way to the mountains of Black Comb
or Langdale, and while he wandered frantic among
the ravines and recesses of the hills, attend his
steps with bleeding feet and
. panting bosom, eljog
ing, to him protectingly when she sass trim about
to precipitate himielffrom son tlrightlulsisecipice,
as an ordeal of the protection of the Almighty. ...
But, alas'''. doting these frequent absences from
home, her gentle Lucy was left alone With a boor.
ish servant on the solitary islet ; and this necessity
was, of all her trials, the most painful toAli-;Tess
" Not unto etc should this dory have been ap
pointed!" did she more than once murmur ) while
following the wanderings of the demented man
through strait and mid, among, peidous Morasses,
or shelving rocks. "It is his son, se& a strong
arm to restrain, and a strong voice' to overmaster
the paroxs sms of his fearful madriese."
But there was no son at hand to her pain
ful efforts by the isserifirer of his filial dory. Wal
ter Wamfora had ceased to swat : tor theSir.Wal.
to Lovell, in whom his existence - was mergetlmas
a vain lobtartaty, who would have pi bed and
pshawed at the mere mention of his absent parents,
and their misfortunes.
" I have been pestered with a strange lener this
morning," said Helena to her brother, profiteer.;
one day at arm's length - a - clumsy packet, by mere
contact with 'Which she scented to think"hettelf dis
honored. " Did you know that those peopte in the
north were sill elite! My aunt informed me at
Pails, (on My inquiry about them ea stometoceasirm
or other ; ) that they were all swept iiirak - hy an in
i =dation —a conflagration—or the Heavens know
what." •
"Leave that knowledge to the Hearemscthen,.
my pretty Bekaa," drawled Sir ; u for it is
written io blurt and white, that ,we are either to
know no patents or linbw no gmndsire stifl have
a notion that out Wetly gentleman with a tent-roll
of sixty thousand per annum, is the acquahminee
worth preserving of the two." - -
"The mom too, that our aunts, Salim and Mud
enter, have lately been attacking the cad on" his
weak side, per favor of his ghostly eamfotter, 'Fa
ther Oldahony," observed Helena.
" And whatpays yonder idopportunaletter
minded her bisiiliei r
"Many things unseemly to repeat. 'Tis'vrtit by
little Lucy, (thirchiM, though grown into d_woupit
is endowed -apparently with scarce instruction or
breeding fora chitribermaid,) who informs feedlot
het father is. limalic, auditor mother, it would
seem, scarcely more rational—since -she trudges
after him, op en down, like an esquire of the bo.
dy, leaMorheryormg be +lmmured by
rate and mice, and such email deer, bat lacking
nourish ment, of hir short, they are all cra
zy, and all starving. What is to be done ?"
" Nothing ! Therrnihllest .nnercouri!ii wonid, be
followed by our the favor of the
Eeil. Such, einee"l suniinesl, years of dirTretion,
ha ti been the reiterated *ion of old'Ricksitts, who
wand* so much our friend!? . : „ . . ,
‘• 'Tie a most mi,judging thing of this young girl
to have placed nie in so sore a strait," observed
Helena, tearing to pieces a rose, the gift of the Duke
of Gt.amorpn, which sbd bad taken from her bo
som. '• HoW um lio answer her leiter'!"
"Take no note of it, child—u Ido by those of
my unruly creditors. 'Twould be •an encourage
mem to importunity were such applications favor
ed with an answer. Miss Lucy will conclude
that her petition miscarried, and we shall be troub
led no more with her importunities." • '
Lucy did conch:disci ; for, to her young heart,
the monstrous idea of filial ingratitude had never
pesented itself. She pictured to herself her beau.
tau! sister, shining likettstar in the courtly resorts
and revelling irrthe luxuries of life—she pictured
to herself her brave brother, commanding the re
spect of society by the exercise of every manly
virtue : (fo, blest as both had been with the en
lightenmeut of education, how could they be oth
erwise than high-minded and viz . :trots ) and could
not relight Isom conjecturing what what would be
their anguish, could they dream, that while they
were pampered with tho sweets of life, leant was
is the dwelling 01 their parents!
Fur want was there indeed ! The fields of He.
lisle lay uncul , ured, the fences broken, the garden.
ground a waste ! Not a head of cattle—not a
sheep-Not a living thing in the ruinous sheds—
no: a handful of meal—not a root--la yield nour
ishment to the misetable family. For some time
the nei4hbors were generous, and admiuistered to
their necessity. But the demand came too often.
The season was a bad one, and there was a lamina
generally ppm the laud. Winter was coming on
severely ; fuel was unattainable. Mistress WiT - trn -
ford had shaped her . own warm clothin(iiith" gar
ments for the lunatic ; while, one by) one, Lucy
insinuated her vestments into her mthlter's hoard ,
and wilt blue lips, and wasted, shivering a:ins,
protested when charged by the tender woman with
her good deed, that she could not wok while en
cumbered with winter clothing. The poor girl
grew weaker and weaker ; yet every day she went
lon on pretest of rural labor, though there was nei
ther stock nor crop'to exact her cares ; she only
wished to hide from her mother the wannest and
sadness of her hungry face. -
Vet, even in that depth of misery, the mother
bole all wah resignation. fler lailenn; voice had
yet strength to talk of better days in store ; her
languid eve to look ferried to some remote epoch
of woolly lelicity, when her absent children were
to be restored to her, and all was well.
" Heaven is merciful," was her constant exhor.
Luton to the gentle gill, who brought water to lave
her braised feet when she returned from her pain
ful wantleongs—and woe; was the only ()tiering
that remained jo Lucy as a token to her parents.—
"Heaviness may endure fur a night, but joy corn
eal in the morning " When your brother comes
into possession of his independence, will it not be
his first thought to fly to cur • relief ? And what
delight, to be rewarded for my past miseries, clasp.
ed in the arms of my lovely Helena, and behold
mg thee, ray duteous child--my youngest born—
my best beloved—walking- at length in the sun
shirtio of prosperity !"
But while talking (has with parched but patient
lips of the 'mashie° of prosperity, " a hopeless
darkness settled o'er her fate." The miserable
- -
man, whose insanity had recently taken • turious
turn, (the result of wretchedness, witnessed and
shared,) was one day missing from the chamber
where he Wes accustomed to lie, and howl away
the intervals of his more restless paroxysms ; and
wife, girding on her tattered raiment", prepar
ed herself, as usual, to cross the mainland, and in
quiring :he direction of his course, follow and fol
low through the pitiless storm, till some lucid in
'terra] enabled him to recognise her voice, and to
return with her to their destitute abode. But, 10,
as she was about to go forth, Lacy met her upon
the threshold, and an silence prevented her depart.
ore. -It was in vain that Misuess %Vernier.] semen
'treed or questioned. Lucy -could reply only by
the.teoderest caresses—by clasping her mother's
hand-shy, imptintiug kisses on her.mother's cheek
Slasher sinus time, she gathered cottage to lead
hero° she spot when lay the dead and disfigured
body of the maniac.
For a single moment the widow beheld in him
once mom the lover of her youth, and wrung her
herald is =grill& But better thoughts succeeded
The sufferer pad gone to his Test ; though he bad
perished by his corn hand, his will was guiltless of
the deed-, and the woman had still
fortitude to exclaim, "The will of God be done r ,
She tema!ned alone with the dead while the weep.
itig Lucy went her Way tothis mainGand, and broil
bank those who, with sore grumbling at the Inter.
dtg, a grave in the deserted island for the
mingled remain s of the poor unhappy Warn
To abide longer on that calamitous spot, the two
helpless - Women telt to be impossible. Gathering
together t he minty remnant of their proparty,lbe7
mu** talegthais way. to London. A charitable
friend at Dalton gave them shelter on that tint
homeless night and even at that desolate moment
the poor widow telt, as the wept upon the head
of her lovely child , that a treasure was hers in the
aflections other derwed Lucy, that counterbalanc
ed the evils of her lot;
%Veeks of - patient perseverance conveyed them
to the etreital. But, alas ! they turived at a ma-
Mete disastrous as the history of their own desti
nies. The plague bad broken out, and high and
low - were flying from:the infected city. When at
lest the miserable wanderers made their way to
the stately portal of Lovell House, a train of coach
es was at the door to convey' the family in baste
into Dxfonlshire. The postilliens were cracking
their whips, lackeys uncoveredAttood,thronging the ,
door steps, lining the way fur the marchioness and
her fair niece. to reach - the equipage ; and when*
Helena, radiant with beauty, issued from [bele*,
her Mother burst through the festrainiug throng,
and flung herself at the feet of her bright and pros.
perms- child, with sobs of testacy and love.
" Take 'her away lakebert,away !—'tis some
poor infected wretch," cried Miss Lovell, recoiling
with a piercing shriek from her epproach.
"No, No!" faltered the seeming mendicant;
"1 bring thee no evil—l would die sooner than
bring the evil. I inn thy mother, Helena—thy lov
ing, miserable mother !"
Another shriek betrayed the consternation of 'the
young lady, to whom the terms of this address were
wl:olly utraulble, bdt who fancied she beheld a
plague stricken beggar dinghy.; to her feet But
Sir Walter, who stood inspecting the packing of hie
travelling chariot, had caught sufficient icsi,ght into
the matter to feel that the results of this vexatious
scene might be fetal to his prospects in Cafe, sur
rounded as they were by household spies, by idlers' '
and above all ; in the presence of the Duke of Gla
morgan, who was come to take a hasty farewell of
Helena, ere he rejoined the family at Lovell Court.
Rumors of the strange incident would be sure to
reach the ears of the earl who had preceded them
a few hours, upon the road Ile felt persuaded
that Lord Lovell wank! not fait to re.ent upon his
grandchildren so indecent an intrusion, unless they
promptly marked their disavowal of the measure.
l• Drive tha woman hence," cried he, tc the herd
of lackeys around him. a Would you see the life
of your young lady pealed before your cowardly
faces !"
Wafer! my own brave, beautiful, noble Wal
ter !" faltered the hall-tainung woman--" I die
content to have looked upon your face once more.
Wolter ! my sweet Walter have pity ! It is your
mother who is govelling at your feet!"
" Away with her !" cried young Lovell, deaf to
those tender words, watch were drowned in the
stir and tumult of departure; and while• Helena
stepped into her girded coach, a servant in the Lov
ell livery seized the helpless woman, who had
sunk upon the door-steps, and flung her upon a
stone-bench fronting the opposite wall cattle Lovell
" Farewell," cried Helena, kisaing her hand to
the young duke, as her heavy vehicle was draped
forth through the gateway by six equally cumbrous
Flanders mares.
" Farewell, my dear GLIM !-au rector !" added
her brother, gaining his own gay carriage and fol
lowing the van " To-morrow, by dinner time, at
Lovell Court."
And away went the gaudy train of servants and
onttiders ; and away the mob of idlers collected
to gaze upon their bravery. No one remained in
:he place but the decreptd purer, }awning on the
steps of Lovell House, the young Duke ol Glamor
gan about to remount Ids horse and ride home
wards preparatory to his departure from town ; the
body of the ber,„ar on the bench, troside which a
miserable girl was now kneeling ; and the all
seeing eye of Providence watchful over all. The
auburn curls fell scattered round Lucy's beautiful
face as she took the bonnet from her head, to tan
the insensible mother, who lay there as at the point
of death ; and the eye of the young duke were at•
traced by its matchless loveliness.
" Can ldo anything to weir you 1' said he, in
a gentle voice, approaching the agonized Lucy
" A cop of water—in charity . procure rue a cup
of water r cried she.
At the request of the duke, both water and wine
were hastily firelight forth by the old porter of lord
Loveli's house' for the wayfarer's relief. After
some minutes the easier unckwed her eyes.
children !" was her first exclamation ;
u trim are - my children !" Then recalling to
mind what had occurred, she added mournfully,
ptesving the hand of Lucy to her lips, " but, no !
there is only one child left me now, the dearest
and best of daughters'.''
" You bkil better enter the house, my good wo-
man, and rest a little," said the old porter, conde
scendirly, to the tramper, patronized by a duke.
" You are wekome to the use of my chair !"
While Glamorgan kindly added, " Ay, hie into
Lord Lovell'e house and rest awhile—hie into Lord
Lorell's boom
" Steal like a thief and an outcast into my lath
er's house !" exclaimed the almost distracted no
matt. "No, no' I should then deserve the cruel
indignities heaped upon me. -Renounced by my
father, spurned by my ungratefil children, 1 can go
and die elsewhere."
But though these ejacalwions remained incom
prehensible to his Grace, Ralph the ohl family por
ter; to: whom the history of Lady Anne was famil
iar; and who knew the interdiction placed by the
earl upon all intercourse between his daughter and
her children, beala to entertain suspicions of the
truth ; and tears gushed from the poor man's eyes,
as he eiclaiin t etl—'‘ 'My lady! my honored lady!'
my sweet yourg Lady Anne and I not to recog
nize her in allithis misery and shame !"
Rapid as were the explanationsibegweredly old
Ralph on the noble spectator of the affecting scene
that followed, they sufficed to roue his utmost ma.
patty and indignation. Hi:saw UM - WM failed
him on [cueing Mal he beheld, in the rimless of
destitution before him, the dancer and the grand
daughter date Earl of Lovell—the mother and
sister of Helena. It vas to his own roof that be
t -% 44 17....1 i
east insisted upon her being removed; end what,
as they' were acrornpanymg him from the -spot,
Mere arrived a servant on horseback, - despatched
back by Sir Walhsr Lowell, to havea case of die
two beggans whom he had lab at the gates of Loi
s!! House, the (lithe commanded the man to bear
back word to his Mend, that helmet : 4th , his de
sened.mother and sister abided under the proles.
tion of the Doke of Glamorgan!)
Such an intimation naturally apprized Helena
that all hope was lost to her of secoring the hand
of her noble admirer. - But it did _not forwarn het ,
of the still more-unwelcome fact, 'bat, after a few C
weaks' intimacy, bis affections wets lobe iransfet
red to her fair and attires sister,. . whose vinitee
gradually confirmed the conquest het beauty,
The-Eart 'at pave, meattrehite; who had carried
with him from London the germs - of the preiaillaig
epidemic, fell a victim to chat frightful disease ;.nor
did it surprise the woad that a will, executed by
the way ward man in his last morner
his grandson, secured the whole of his vast proper
to the daughter of his daughter Anne, mull/ Jay
of her becoming the Duchess of Glamo.gan.
" Bat what then will become of my grandfathet's
fortune r' ingriired Lucy, when apprised by
mother's youthful benefactor, of the siagplat term*
of the bequest. " Surely the legacy w Blue:met take
effect." „
"That, dearest, must depend ripe iosisirif,"
was his fervent reply. " By , hecomh4 Deeheaksd
Glamorgan, Lucy Wamford, the *Unhurt of the
Lady Anne Lovell, will not only render me the
happiest and proudest of men, but be enabled 10
cm. ler peace and independence on the best °Imo&
ars ; and exemplify to the world the comparative
influence upon the human character and destinies,
of the schools a—NATI:as and AZT."
Causes of the Explosion of Earning . Vide
The atmosphere, as is well known, contains ox
ygen gas, in the proportion of one -fifth part, by
mc aso re
it is also well known, that if hydrogen gas be
mingled with aunospheric air, it becomesexplasive
when flame is applied. II the hydrogen be added
in the proportion 01 two measures to one of oxygen
and e-pecially ii the whole quantity be large, the
ignite) gases will explode with great violence.—
The same is true it this illumina:ing gas be subinta-
ted for hydrogen gas; but that gas being composed
of hydrogen arnPearbon, requires wore oxygen pa
fl a chop of ether be agitated in a bottle 'of osigab
gas,lts vapor will instantly mix with the gas, and
then a burning candle applied at the mould of the
bottle will cause a loud, and it mar be a dangenres
A glass globe of two quarts capacity, which bad
been rinsed with alcohol, merely shakeu in it and
then poured out, was placed on the hearth of a
Franklin stove to dry, its mouth being toward the
fire, but at the distance of three feet from it, when
it was soon shattered with a violent and idsulgeroas
These facts will explain the explosion of the bin
ning fluids now so generally used, and which are
composed of od of turpentine and alcohol. The
nifiammal-le vapor, which is constantly rising from
the fluid, when there is any space above, cm other
words, if the vessel is not full of the fluid,)becornes
mixed with the air and soon makes it explosive,
just as if hydrogen gas were mingled with it ; on
the contact or near approach of flame an explosion
Will or may ensue. The flame may be even some
distance, because if the vessel be open the vapor
will flow out of it, and being heavier than the air,
it may even reach a candle placed on the aim and
away Gam flame, as in the cue of the glass globe
Wherever a lamp containing burning fluid is only
partly tilled--and the same with the cannister es
reservoir—the air above becomes explosive. Tips
state ot things occurs constantly in the lamp as the
fluid burns away, and in the can or reservoir as
the fluid is friim time to lime poured ciut fin
It ie so common that the fluids are Poured into
the tamp and Iron the can with albums utesot
hand, and perhaps burning in the lamp itself; that
we must continue to expect these very
casualties by esplcion and burning, ltecauel' most
persons who perform these duties are ignorant 44
the duver and its ante; and the tew whit know
better are often rash and presnmp:uous. The dan
ger may be entirely avoided by the use of the, wire
gauze protectors which have been recently intro
duced -
It may be proper to add that I hive nn interest
whatever in the invention. . B. 511.14311 - AB:
Smithen, on going home the caber night, :was
MD against by a three-story brick house which was
chasing a lamp post up the greet_ On taming to,
be thus reasoned widt himself; " Is that. cty%
(hiccup) or is tt brainy (hiccup) I Eat
mortally hi:mica:ed. It Ws brains, Pitt slightly
dead, (hiccup) that's all
0::r A cracked banned moo, who was alighted
by the letnaies, trery modestly asked a
" it she would let dim spend chi eiveninpriibfies.'
".No;! s:e angrily.seplie4l thal!
Why," . seplied be," an needn't be sofas.)
I didn't mean this evening, bat scene stoney "ate
when I can't go any where elser •
An author al a Lose son, in describing his be
mine, say's,; ir Innoceneedvreds in the rich dames
of dask hair." A araniA &rem *ogees a
Esse modicoasb sr odd losing oat-
A- pointer says : Nly name is Sommer; I amta
miserable bachelor. I cannot - awry ; rof
coal I hope ta prevail an any lady ixtisessia of
the st.4lmat Daum of ilslcary, to tam a Somer
set. - .
Nothing, can be pot in a attire excellent place
than tha! Trbete it ii.