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Give tie alhome %there Naturet4 dres a - _
D . Barth In, tfer i tten lovelineSs 1 •
blooms the se and eglantine,
The nd the Jes/iamine t:
Where t 'wild bird on willow spray, ,
half hid I assent:S. breathes her lay;
Where P op the lake, its azttle blue ,
Rellecti g many a %Pried hue 1 ' t ';' • .
Of moonbeam pale, lor annllgili r4y„ - ,
O'er moss-crowned cliff ortot ret gay,
And lulls the soul to soft repo S, ; •
'Forgetting all Its earthly woes [ ,'• '. •
ChM me a true and Faithful frit r nd. , ...
'-')Vhose every thought with mine may blend;;
, Whose kindly sYmptsildzing tone, ; : .
- • Bt•sponsive thrills Intoray oWn,
To joy W iire'
ith me in pleass bower(•
. And sympathize in Sorrow's Ilium • "
' - In holy friendship, true, and tiled, 7
• My wavering footstlps lleaved , ward guide.
' Give me a book tha when 'I eiMoSei •
, •To torn its pages and pentoe, I • '
O'etplden fields of history mint, '..
_ ~. ....1.., Where nfirtyrs nobly rnft • their doom,' ,
• Or in the conflict slim' and dread, ' ' s .
- ; Whers?man for freedom fought and bled, :
And virtue soared triumph:lndy, :
O'er vice and immciralltv. ' ,
• , ...
The Bible, too, to punt the why ;
- To Heaven, and teach me when I stray,
_.„ And then I'd tarn to lighter lap, :;.
_ ic,(lover bold, or Maiden gayl. •'. •
, • Where' rustle swainlirrsylvan i;1'01* , •
To blushing maideti speaks of love;
' • And lists tq hear the low repli, .
With joyful heart and bcandruk eyei..
And their young AMU' fringldwltb joy,
Which coming bligitt t can neer.desliOy.
In home no sweet raid (reef; mid flowers,
yeacefal would 014 life's tle4 log hours,
.With books, arni,frends, and rsy health,
Unknown the' careslof want o wealth,
riving each day allife to li ve t
That Ch L4-would Plead, sad pod forgive.
Springville, Pa.,' May Ist.
, • LlTl'itEll ;' ;
.17 OR, THE WANT OF PUNCT 'ALITY.
Luther Lapel was, apprenticed to a tail
orl and, after seven years of diithful atten
•-tiOnto his master's service, set, up a strop
fOr himself., Ile cOmmenced :business un-,
der veryfavorable auSpices, and everybo
dy thought be would dO.well in the world.
He was a goOd ivorkman,liad ,some mon
ey, considerable credit, and al ; great many' ,
' But there was one trait in :Luther's
character, which had not previodsly de
veloped itself; and which was-stb' prove
-the ruin of his hopes, and higiippoint
the expectations of is friends—and this
was the want of Punctuality. And -here
let us observe, that" ; no mechanic,. no
tradesman, no person Who depends on the
good opinion of the public for a liVelihood,
can expect to thrive - witliont theinecessa
' ry virtue of punctuality.
'Luther Lapel begaii to exhiliiit,his un
fortunate trait—firSt, in. disappointing hiS
customers cif Work he had promis - cd; . sec
` ondly, in disappointing those - with whom
he had pecuniary dealings; andpmerally,
in not beinff'ex'act in the tilltillnient of his
promises in the ordinary-concerns of life.
This . was detrhnentalin every *ay. By
disappointing his customers of tlie. prom-
ised- work, lie lost business ; by disappoint
ing his creditors in the payment of money,
and h,' failinc , fulfil his
promises in the miscellaneous concerns of
life; he forfeited the general confidence:—
'Thus he lost business; friends, and credit.
But=this was not all:1 His waiit iif punc
tuality not unfrequenily subjected him to
. the inmiediate loss 9 f nioncy, of time and'
For example; having promiL7ed a snit of
. clothes to an alderman„who Was to dine
on a certain public qcasion, Luther was
half an hour too latexthe turtle Soup Was
in danger of : cooling,l , and the 'alderman
went to dine in.his old elotlitis.. :The new'
suit was sent home aS soon ts, finished,
and the garments were :11111'41m:0e; but
• the die was east- , --the alderTanwas vex
ed, as well he might be; and the clothes
were returned 'upon the tailor's hands.
What was to be, done? Tie alderman
being, a man of some twenty sleore weight,
and of a very peculiar configuration, the
;.,..:clothes would fit no' other'person, and
-therefore the tailor was obliged to kep
them. The cloth was of thel finest quali
ty, which, taken ? . together With ;' the un
common imantitY contained in the gar
- ments, rendered the loss a I serere one.
Luther endeavored,.hz coaxing', and by
promises of greater Ometitality in future,
to prevail upon the alderman to ,take' the
clothes ;• but the official dignitarY was- a
mountain not`to be Moved.,. IFroin ttoax
ing and. promiseS liuther 'proceeded to
threats; but matiMmoimtdn stood fast.
Legal trisures Were; resorted to, ;:indl a
suit at lair_ was brought to recover pay ;
ment for thesuit of clothes. Il3nt it was.
very justly argued iby the' defendant's
counsel that half :in li r our "podding time"
was not to be lost ; and that,' inainnuch as .
his client.was obliged to.diime' in his old
clothes or lose his dither, if•VaiOut just
and fair that the plaintiff ,sliMild,lose his
suit: The jury were of the -suite opinion.
'The tailor appealed, and the lieciSion was .
confirmed. 'Thus, in 'consequruce Ofbeing
half an hoar too late,; Mr. Lapel not' onlit
lost the suit of clothe's bUt mimehlime and
motley into the bargain. Ite • of . course
lost the custom of the alderman ;1. and Isev--
oral other gentlemen fwitlidrcw. their ;pat-',
ronage through the alderman's influence.
But this misfortune did not, cute him of
tardiness in the fulfillment ofthis Promises. •
A fond lover was. Obliged: tif jdefer his
happiness for the sspace of hVenty-four
• hours—an age to him—in constiquence of
not receiving—his wedding snit tii season'i
and though he did not. finally, defuse the
clothes, the recollection of the lifst twen
ty-four hours, the.poUting.ofihifi!imistress,
and the laugh of his friends ' isolithagrined
`'him that he repudiated Luth4 forever
Another manioSt his electiorkio an im
• portant ofliec-in conseptenbt eflittending
a public MeCting, in althre.ad- coat;-for
the want of a new one witieh! Luther .had
- promiSed. He was expected ti 'address.
the people on the.occ4sion ' atid,indeed, he
did mount the rostrum--buthis!eloquence
• was sadly Marred.by'the'conscidusnewof
his shabby appearance. 'He ,fiould not
. speak in an old coati any more than a
lawyer in `England, an witlio# his wig.
The attempt , was -pronouneed to; be a to
tal failure; and the resttlt• -N‘'.* that in
oimion4o oft! palinirt inlay Dom mar wrykau 4ince IM2P it? lito ivipk o Tom nu m"
" Tta ocon
the Coining pie tion his - rival 'carried - the
day.: illereup n the enraged politician •
brought his . ac ion against the- tailor for
the Value of th office - which he had lost.
The ion:NI ? jii:st, and so it was eharg,
ed by the bent i ; . bat by one of those
chances of law, Whereby
,ingtimis badly •
scandalized, :erdict was rendered for
the defendant. „Nevertheless, the expense
... . .„ ,
I of defending it e suit left him mintis; 'at,
I least one hund Lid dollars. But it would
be useless to - e timer:lite the case's in which
Luthet's want' fpunctuality to his cus
tomers proved hijuriOns to his interests,
In the paym ntof 'debts he was equally
.negligent. If to had the money in .his
s possession, he generally contrived to - pat
,04-thgpayinen - until his notes were pro
testeT or his I iLlodged With
tie; se that, a ong with the debt, 'texas
almost certain o pay, -cost..
. Luther had wealthy nnele residing in
Baltimere,wh -wrote to him,'" that if le
would be at hi • house by a • certain - day,
he would mak him a-pzesent. of a thou-,
sand &Mars. •'Luther deternfined -to go;
but in consequence of being half an - hour
too late in getting to the depot, the ears
went off and left hint. "Hang it !" , said
. he, as .he turned! upon his heel, • "what's
the diflerence Of one day? 11l take care
to be in seasonto-morrow." -. He-did so- 7
he reached Baltimore Without any acet
dent- 2 -but alas! the old gentleman, who
wits in excellent health the day previous,
had` one off in - an, apoplexy, a full hour
beforithe miler arrived. .
In alinost everything Luther Lapel was
too late. \ T was a Igular attendant at
church ;• bu as lie , s Adont • arrived until
the middle of the discOurse,he could Make
nothing-of it ;- .nor cotlll lie find' a 'seat,
thong() he . took pains Ito rent a pew', at
considerable expense.- lle was always too
late at meals, and • was thus -obliged to
take„ up with the *refuse ofthe table. The
• meat, if any remained, -was cold;;
the coffee was b ditto`,l or run.aground;
, - -.
the toast had . dislippeared; the .hut-
ter ' was consnmed—m short, no alfer
native remained to- Luther - but -115
! make the best;-he could of' the' scanty
fragments tha&emained. The tailor had
a sort of military turn, and few men look-
ed better in regimentals than he Lila' he
was generally (in the ":parade ground so
late-its to incurla fine. "Alfis!" :said he
"a stitch in time saves nine, lint I ant al
wavetoe late in threading my needle."
Luther Lapel wasi a very personible
fellow to 100 . -at, and became quite a
, favorite with tl elair sex. He was also
a fellow of sone spirit, and laid a siege -to
the heart of a belle valued at tetrthousand.
I dollars. " His success was almost beyond
1 his hopes; for ' , he toOk his Measures so
' welli thatin a l'ort time the lady engag
to. marry him. The. day was fixed,
the wedding-cake was made, the lady was
arrayed in her best, the brides-maids were
present, the goods-rnen were in waiting ;
the guests lte_ asSerhbled, and nothing
cut punctuality was wanting to make Mr.
Lapel the happiest Man alive. But" he
was so late in_ontingt that the loved one '
got out of all ritience; and before he ar
.rived, she had struck up a bargain, and
was,married t t one o the grooms-melt.
- But, as we aid just now, Luther was a
. Man of spirit, MI, thOughbut a tailor, he
called his rival to - the Ifield to take an ex-
change:of cold lead.: The
I wasiatArst cositlerably frightened;
preSently regal ecting the unfortunate trait
of tailor, h Mustered courage and 11C
-1 cepted - the la lenge. He was punctual i
to the Minute; but the -discarded lover . '
Was an hour tilo Tate, so he lost thhpleas
tire of shooting his vii al.
Luther finally got Married; but his wife I
was subject to fits, and he"- was one, day
informed by' hiS negro boy that "missus"
had fallen into the fire. ,: "In the tire !"--=-
. exclaimed the tailor, who was just then I
pressing down a seam—"in the fire! dig.
you say,' Pomp'"' ,
"Yes, massa, sheln i dc fire."
"Well, go back, and tell her 111 come
in a minute." IHe fiished pressing the
seam, hasterd to they -house, and 'found
Mrs. Lapel. so burnt lat she suryived but
a feW hours. I • . .
The affairs 'of poor Lapel were now go- ,
ing fast to - ruin., -Ilisleredit was entirely
gone; his cusuitners had forsakenlim, hiS
friMids were estranged,
disappointmens•and misfortunes preyed
upon his rain .
He became dissapated,
shut tip his shON'andresolved to. go- to--
Califomia., The-ship was to sail at eight
o'cltick on a given -mOrping, but Luther
,did :not arrive kit the Wharfi till nine, When;
finding the vei: l 4el gone, he muttered some-
thing about beingalWays too late, and in
asudde fit of despair, phinged headlong'
into'the3lwater and N‘,5lS drowned.
HE MADE -A ItISTAKE - 2--A , landlord;
mote exacting. rind. rapacious thin land
lords. are apt- to ,be, (and that- is .sayinf,-a
good deal,) caled bUone of his tenants for
rent. The nan was. a , inechanie, Jind
awonce ay from hisi at work; but the light
of his house; al , prettV little wife, was there,
whO received 1 the landlord- kindly .and
asked him to be seated.: He said he, had
called to receive theientAne- - She_ told
him-that her In i tsbandhad not, left the mon : -
ey, Init. Woald,6lTorcihe landlord and pay
the rent just 4 soon 6 he, Could :collect
it. The- landlord:h:ad . -been looking at
the :pretty wOtMari. 'Oltthe while, WI be
ing r by thispinej'ettptivated with her
chasms; he offeredio give her - a receipt in
thll,!if she wonld give hint,one kiss. The. •
little'. wife was ' boiling with wrath in an
instant at the proposal; and said to hint
in . a.tone that niade him tingle from head.
to heels: "Sir, my :husband and I are very
Potir, and it triay,• come very hard to pay
the rent, blit I!teltyolt, we are not so poor
1 but what - Wei can dick our, own 'kissing."
1 The landlord I left and -.has. not- Called
again for the rent! 1
0 . .
;Ir'sau, oyzn To, l w.a.—One rainy day,
lat4y, a wag net a' very bashful young
lady of his • acquaintoe.e, and, looking her
steadily in the eyes, said, with a •soleinn
tone of voice, "I am sorry for it, Miss
but!' everybody is aware'of it." -"Aware .
of whit?"' asked the young lady,'blushing
a deep crimson:, "Oh, it'd all overtown."
"What's 'all over. - town ?" "31trzil The
.young ja,dra eyes . ifrOpped, *and she went , '
on her= way. • ' .-• •
THE I'HAITTPM WIFE
'You ought to get married,Pennon. It's
wrotiging some fail' creature of the other
.sex for yott to reMnin a ba,chelor, With
•an inherited incofite of five thousand, a
year, besides.whattou make by your com--
missions,,you havei More than enough for
yourself, oxtraVa„otint its-you are; and .it
is plain that ; the balance ouglit to be in
vested in loyesAbottnets, - and dresses,
and jewels, .etceteflii„ to form -the staple of
some woman's happiness. You have no
right to defraild her. of it, Thep; I . will
say, even if it (Mks flatter you, that I
think yowtolerably•well Calculated to take
care of a wife' • .
`Thank you. Bitt -you are rather late
with youi advice. haVeheen married a
month!. • - • - •. •
'You?' Bless my heart and-soul! why
didn't you:tell - a person of it?: I thought.
I was in your - confidence, my &iota"'
'There's no one,in the. city aware g3'-it
yet. - I married- ti t= wife in•.t.he country
and brought her Iliere- quietly., that we
might pass the. honeymoon in peace.,
'One of your freaks again.. Where do
you keep your bride?
' Oh, we are lionSekeeping. I bought
and tUrnished a . place before I went for
her, and took-her directly to it:. I've a
beautiffil ,Ifouse,:fitted especially to an
-artist's taste, and neeessities. My studio
is in the centre of thelmilding,..and is the
fidlheight of two
. itories, with a skylight,
Very secluded, being shut in by apart
ments on-every side but one. Come, will
You go with me tiv, and let -the' show it
to you? ,
Pm curiosity. Of course I shall
see Mrs. Pennon .Cirlyle?' •
'I think not . this Morning; I believe
.ihe is out, -But that need not prevent you
film "going through the house With me,
and giving -your Opinion of it. -I have
several new pictures. My wife's portrait
is now on, the ea:4o, painted 'by myself
since our marriage:'
The two friende turned and pursu - ed
their way' into one of the . aveinies near
Broadway, and out of this into a quiet
side street, a favortte quarter with people
of wealth and refinement,. who . preferred
.unobtrusive elegance to the more florid
display of the avenue..
. I mighthave .'known someffiing had
happened to")'ou, said Thomas Throck
morton; the first speaker, as they walked
along. ' Your step is as buoyant as that
of.a child, and your,face'afisolutely radiant
with joy. The liglitof,the bridal _lamp is
.shining out of the window of you soul.'
I need not ask you; if you areas happy as
you probably anticipated heiag,---your
-whole air is.that of exultation.
AM gloriously happy, and you Will
not wonder, at that When ,you see her—
that is, her portrait.' The speaker paused
before a handsome!,Mansion. This is the
house,' and he rang the bell.
The doOr was opened - by a highly re
.spectallle' old colored servant, who sinn
ed with all the brilliancy, peculiar to his
race, as he recomniSed Mr. Throckmorton.
- You' seel ' .l- kecip Hannibal; I would
not part- With him for his weight in gold,'
observed Penlion, - and they entered the
snit of apartnientit which occupied the
first floor.. .
These furnished with richness and even
spWridor, - Were three in number, and pre-.
sented nothingluliar in their. rrange-.
ment i unless it might be an excellence of
taste and harmony, of contbination= not al
together common. • ;
While I was ,in Italy I spent not a
dollar• of my income; it accumulated;
with interest , , for ;: three vegrs. My art
,more than. supported me and since my
return 4 have beenlifortunate in disposinw
of my .real estate: for - ten times what
gave for it: BesideS my wife is rich.'
It sounds oddly. enough •to hear you
speaking of your wife: I regret •s=ry
much that I ami not to have the pleasure
of seeing her to-days; though you have
promised to introduce. me to her portrait,
which is something. Let us go to your
They ascended the winding staircase.
Come in here a:moment,' said Pennon,
turning aside at - the first landing. 'This
is our sleeping dpartment; and this is
Beatricels boudoirAkpening out of it ;. the
window CommandS as pleasant a view as
can be expeCted a city residence.' ,The
roses and honeysuCkles- in the garden be
neath are.in full blOorp.notr. They. have
done• all the honor to our honeymoon
which was•in theirpower.
- One would think you had never smok,
e 4 TurkiSh Tobaceo,-and . :puf your heels
on the table. dike a -common
laughed ThrockmOttim, giving -an envi-.
Ous-glanCe at *the Samptuoul s yet delicate
plenishings. 1 •
'The _ draperies,!;, ivere of white and
rose color; the mirror -frames, - Cornices;
and mountings A i gOld,,in plain, modest'
designs. A smiling love, -flushed and
dimpled, his wing -4 tinged with sunlight,
lung down from his rosy hands a cloud of
lace about the bed In the bOudoit was
colleeted•a profusion of those dainty trifles,
which women lovelto surround themselves'
.with.,.. An old fashioned Italian lute lay,-
as if recently touched, upon:the- caShions .
which made a luxiirions-recess of the bay
window. • The visitor- noticed, upon a
jaspachate -table Standing near the win
dow, the' remains of a - scarcely tasted
brealtfast;.- and that, although the table
was laid .with .a . *tte-a-tete set, but one
person hid sat doitrn to it.
A faint fragranAe floated in the air, as
if the breath of •the'beauty still lingered
upon -it.. An,i4ression Seized upon hint,
that the presence,! - which: haunted these
chambers must • he the incarnation of
beauty, • and he glanced in the mirrors;
unconsciously expecting to see there some
Shadow of the lovely shape Which roust
recently have stood before theta: 'He saw
only his own homely; genial Countenance ;-
and. after another
.half-covetOus - survey,
he • heaved a sigh at which he kneed a
'moment after, and was- ready to follow
his host to his atelier. . • •
He did . not repress an exclamation 'of
surprise' upon entering this. It was e
superb room; full iJixty feet long, reaching
up from the story upon.which it was
grounded through the upper one to the
roof, in which wwkoonstrueted a sky-light,
harnionions in apPearance and effect.
MONTROSE, _PA, MAY 10,18 . 60.
-*'The ceiling was oft - pale blue, edged with
a silver band. -The walls -Were huvg with
a good: collection of • pictures .; seviral
niches - for statues were filled with marbles
which the- Owner had brolght with .him
from Italy; and brackets, exquisite
designs • were disposed for, the reception
of vases, urns, diusts, - and antique - goblets
which enriched them. :Even here, in this
Secluded- studio, a feminine presence was
apparent in the towers which filled:the
vases, as also in -a bit of embroidery, and
a work-basket, -left .upon ,a 'little ebony
table not, far from the artist's' eisel. One
end of the apartment , was occupied, by an
organ, built in the room, and of as great
a volume of tone as the space to befilled
no now -that pia were a musi
cian, Pe .
, 'I am not a petformer, although, as you
are aware, I am passionately fond of music,
and :ui educated critio. in The organ
is aiy favprite instrument, and Beatrice
plays it divinely. You should hear her
I should like to, above all thin:gs when
are ready to permit it,' answered his
guest, looping at his beaming•fae . e. 'Bea
trice! that is an-italian name.' . -
'And niy wife is an ItAliam Th:ii is
the reason she sings so. Well; her spill is
fillf of bloom and' fire. 'Beatrice Carlyle
is a curious, conibipation of names. .I
suppose our mitures are about as unlike
as our. Origin. • . ,
do not know about that. Ytin have
been pretty ththoughly steeped in the .‘ oil
and Wine' of a
,southern. clime. Is. this
the consumation of some love AI& be :
gun in Italy? Cothe, Pennon, you ou - ght
to tell me all about it. You might realize
that I, like the fair sex, ani of en:
I was . .betrOthed toßeatrice when I
was. abroad ; ciretunstances prevented our
immediate marriage; when those no lOnn-er
interfered, she followed nie,. as she had
proinised.- She came -under the protecilon
of a mutual friend, and we were Married,
at that friend's. house,.very shortly after
her arrival. If. you would like foget an
,idea- of my wife,• here is her portrait ;.
though of course it - does her injustice. No
one could paint Bean. •
Throckmorton »et eagerly forward,
as. his friend 't ire the cloth which
concealed. a • anvas still upon the easel,
. and beheld a :sioir - ckf unanticipated—of
marvellous—loveliness. The figure was
girlish and slender, yet minded andlithe,
glowing through every curve and.outline,
I with trhimphant, irresistible beauty. The
arms were bare to the shoulders, and the
robe which covered her bosom 16S-simply
gathered . in at the waist by a girdle.
• The countenance was Of !a• . girt of
eighteen, the complexiim -fair as that of•an
American blonde, and looking like that of
1 aailly transfUsed with sunlight. .The:.bair
rippled. in histrious
.waves' along the.
;shit - tot-Ir, low brow, marking the delicious
1 contour of the check and throat. -As the
I eyes always disclose more of the soul than.
any other feature, so am - se gave character
to the delicate lineament. Pure and- re
splendent as planets, they' dark, and
warm with all-the love that niakeg a wo
man beautiful. Throckmorton felt - their
sweet influence thrilling his spirit.. . •
4 lf she looks. at yoir -thus With those
eyes, I don't wonder that you have ac
quired that glowing coneentration of ex
pression;' he remarked iafter a few min.:
Ines' silent contemplation. •
"Thus !' murmured - Pennon, Ostracted- .
ly; have not caught'a hundredth part
of their . and: love iineheauty: But
we must go now,. my friend, if you will
excuse my shortening yOur visit. I have
an engagement at two O'clock in-Broad
had hoped she would come in before
I left,' said the vigitpr, aS he' followed his
host to the l6wer hall. • .
. . ,
Here, while - Hannibal; stood, With the
door open, to bow them ;out with African
flourishes, Mr. Carlyle thought ora letter
Which he was to mail, Which he had left
upon his writing-desk, tuid,reittrned for it,
leaving his friend jit the Vestibule.
'And how do you like your new nais:
tress; Hannibal ? asked the latter, left
alone with the old tinnily servant.
. He put -the question' as-a matter of
friendliness to the - venerable varlet, whom
•he •had know ever since his intimapy
with his- master; • not from any motive of
curiosity, and certainly not anticipating
.the-reply he was to recede:
'Why, • to tell .• you do truce, Maisa
Throckfitotton, dis posson has not seen
her yet,' answered-the negro, lowering his
voice to a confidential tone, *lae a shadow
obscured his Usual brilliancy. 'l'se tot
seen no such pussozi as Mrs. Carlyle yet,
though-Massa portends •she here in dis
house.- 'Berry strange! BERRY strange,
Massa Tfirockniorttinwouldn't you say
so ?' and -the spsaker, lOoked anxiously m
the face of the nifisters" . friend.
I' Do you really mean to say that you
have not seen the bride?' asked the latter,.
startled out of all thought of the imprd
pritity of questioning 'servant, about fata
lly affairs. " _ I .
do,' answered - Hannibal; in a very.
solemn manner. 'Massa talks about her,
and takes her meals • upstairs hisself, btit
nobody's giber-got a' look, eben at• her
shudder ; - and to tell de Whole trute, I
feel concerned about Massa Carlyle. If I
did not- know -you is his best friend, I
wouldn't say nothin' •for'de *oil', but I
suspect somethin'' wrong - - here,' pointing
to his forehead.. 'He was berry strange
like for. three or four days--didn'tapealc,
•nor eat, nor,nofin'—seemed . almoit like a'
dead man; and den, all td wonst, he got
'berry bright and happy,,add come in
go out singin''andglad, and say he mar,
tied, but wasn't it, tell any body
jiis' yet. But I neber see her—nelber!' •
'Have you never. heard her singing or
playing the oigan?' asked.Thrdeltmortoit,
recalling the-mosit. ihattiments le hid
seen,The work , basket; and the embroidery."
'Who let„her Out the door this morning?'
- qgeber heard her voice, -,talkie' nor
.a'gliost's. • Neber let_
.her out - de door to go nowheres. I wish,
you'd keep your:eye OW - Masai
and see What 'elusions yen come, to,' con. : '
tinued the servant in- a: whisper, as be
heard returning footsteps, -
Throckmorten felt, like a min in a dyes s;
.wherf' he got out on the - pavenicnt , with
his friend; who had never seemed more
hearty, and in such exhubermice of sriirits.
He wished % to question ;.him, , yet knew
hardly how to approach. the subject, and
finally parted with him at the entrance to
DodWorth's saloon, still puzzling mentally
over the communication rnade;to him - by
Hannibal. -As he walked along alone, he
recalled something verylpeculiai in the
expression, of his friend,; whinh had ilia
pressed hini'during every intoment of their
morning intercourse, vaguely, and without
any attempt on his part id-define it. •
It was- a kind of wildness, such as a
sour imagination gives toi spirits. There
had seen something preternatural shining
oute .smiles and brightness of
his eyes; an = , , although,ihis step was so
elate an„d 'vigorous,' there li wai somthing
shadowy and undefined alieut , his manner;
Nothing of that which characterizes'
zleep-walker—that ismarked by profolaid
abstraction -from thin suirc•unding- . .it ;
this was rather that of inw«-fold conscious
So much was the interest of the 4-oung
man excited that 'he deterninied• upon
Making his brotherf_arti,st" another call
upon the following day, and - to enter his .
studio unannounced, as his previous fa
neglect of cereni,onies•gave him`the
privilege of doing. . •
When he rang :the bell, • the door was
opened by Hannibal; who, in answer to
his look of Mute - interrogation, shook his .
head solemnly., 'You need mgt announce
me:- is Mr..earlyle in his:studio?' Upon
receiving an affirmative answer; he went
lightly up. the stairs, but upon reaching
the doer, of the atelier! he Imused:. A.
voice, sWeeter. than he j had `ever heard,
even, in hisdreamsoraS 'pouring forth a
fond of melody, filling the air with ethe
real waves; risinghigher and higher; swell
ing fuller and more full, Untitthelistener
eaughthis : breath like a drowning Jrson,
overcome by the •tide. He remained Mo
tionless until the shiginglceased. • . •
• Then he heard Pennonllspea:king a fihr
words in a gentle tone; and in reply, a
laugh, soft,"lo.w and deliciou.S. It was a
laugh such as a woman sometimes repays
a man's flatteries with—there 'vas nothing,
ghostly in it..
AHannibal is a fool P. muttered Throck
morton, knocking.at the door-4e did not
wish to intrude upon a ladv.witliout warn
ing, notwithstanding-his! first purpose of
taking his friend by surprise. !
_'Coate in; was the almost instantaneous
response.• 'He entered. ! ' •
I beg your_ pardon thought it was
Hannibal coming for orders,' exclaimed
Penzionoidvancing and- lholding out hip
hand. , ! •
Before he took t
i, or tidore he eveii said
a word, the visitor glanced ,eagerl2;-. around
the large apartment. - There -was, no one
but the,artist visible—not another_ living .
creature iu the room ; and the room had
but one apparent means -of
was. the door at which - he•hiniself had.en
',Where is' Mrs. Carlyle; •my boy I
heard her singing for some lime before I
ventured- to: knock. I expeeted to see,
her,' lie began, in surprise.. ,• • • .
`She was here but a moment ago,' re-,
sponded the husband in the inoSt natural
manner in the world.. 'She. has but just
this moment left me.- Did you. not see
her in the hall.? - she must have passed
I saw. . •
Pennon hastened to -the- entrance. •
' I hear the-tustle of her gap . vents, now
—sheds going down the stairway.' Bea
trice r;110-called in a tender voice, ivaiting
an instant; as if for a reply. 'She has gone
to her boudoir- for . a. book' of which we
were speaking,' he said, ; as . he returned'
within; 'she will .be back presently. It
is.strange that you- did not Obserye".her.
See, I have added a - few More, touches to
her picture, and.' think. it a tittlC more
Throckimirton,- turned to tile portrait.
It seemed to him even more beautitathan
upon the preceding day. ; r
If there are any. more women in Italy
as lovely as this. one you have *on away,
I will'go all the 'way. thereto look' at
one:' . V:, - .
do. notl - t.believe there another in
the world quite as fair-as my Beatrice.
Buti her soul-4het . soulony friendthat .
is morelovely than the bbdy.' ! •
' Her voice, at least; is beyond. praise,'
for I 'have heard. it. ..;congraulate.yoli,
Pennon.. ; I do not wonder at, your exul
tation, Your bachelor friends must for
give you tiny amount( of,
thrown in their faces. I But I.muit, say;
you are behaving very selfishly.. I believe
you are afraidwe shall be rendered dis:
.contented anct . repining, so yon; keep her
out of sight, fox-the sake 'of ;oar -peace Of
mind' ~ -;
I. intend having a ceremonious recep
tion soon and introcjiibe her to my fricnds
with All. becoming - surroundings. In the
meantime I must, and will, enjoy.my honey
moon without any intrusions of the world.
Ydu know we were -alwhys indifferent to - ,
general society, you arid I, ; and
what is ' the use of bidding it' to that sa
credness , of.. life's felitivits; the marriage
feast? 'You needn't feel hurt now,
look - around for your hati If I . had not
wished you to . beconielacquiiinted with
my Beatrice, I should not have told you
anything.aboutler. I. •fivilf!go , and find
her; and bringheil to; yon here.
• He.lett the - studio. Ditringhis absence
Throckmorton's eyes upon the ebony
stand which had *meted . his Attentitin
yesterday. -He detectedi the addition, of
a dainty rose-colored glove, itr. a Tan,
with a. handle of silver ;and, pearls; tont
the embroidery did not seem td have made
any progress. - ' .
In a few moments his host returned—
.'lt is very sininlar,'lsaid he, 'I he've
'been .all over the house and 'cannot find"
She never goes out without letting
For the first \ time, his —nest observidi
4 . 1( . . \WA. , "
blank wandenfig look; lie said but little,
took up his palette; andi begin tondling
the portrait here and, there.- Th!After :wait
ing a tinse,,fris visitor -more per
plexed-than when" he came. • !
Ile did not meet Penf(on
for several diqrs. Witee he did eneeenter
10. m he ! t wat) exiedinglir cordial,
him to eaill on Mrs. Carlyle very 500 n...
'She. regretted her absence on the two
hrevious Occasions very much,: as she had
.so much of her husband's beloved
frien s d. , Be sure and - come. around to-
Morrow, yorn. • We shall both•be at -home.
If you will come jat tiro o'clock, I will tell'
,have a plate laid for-you'.
Furious to see -your . table with, a
lady presiding. I shall be sure to accept
your hospitality. Does -your wife love.
flowers ?they were passing a florist's
upon Fifth Avenue; as he asked the -ques
o her husband,' was the smilhig
- Theywent in ; and ThrockmOrton selectL"!
ingn costly boquet of, such flowers as he
thought -most appropriate, sent. them with
his regar sto the invisible bride. : - .
fie ap eared - punctually tdt dinner - a
the hour Ippointed on the next day, ‘ and nor
entirely to his surprise, ; nothigof the
I . !i!
lady of the mansion. -
A couPle of weeks passed, doting which"
a.ramor )iad, gained ground that Pennon
,Carlyle, was becoming insane.`-And in
deed 'his strange. conduct ga' a ve only too
Much reartrto fear that such waS,thecase:
'He has thougtaudied afid dreame.
!too muck,' inas irockmorton. '. is
brain is• Over excited; and if he does not
immediately receive the wisest medical
fitttendarre, be will .becOme hopelessly
ruined in intellect. ~ - .
Yet his operations were,confined to the
singleobject of the phantom Wife, who S e.
1 portrait Stood.:. ever upon the easel, ab o ut
whom he talked' to some of his contiden,
I tial friends, whose meals betook regularly
1 to her. dhamber, for whom a plate was
always - placed at.the dinner-table, but who
never !came, r:Ito was never seen Or heard.
. - Ay! lint_she had been heard—and that
was what puzzled Throckmorton beyond
all else. life had heard a - voice-La (thine
Voic . e—singing and laughing! yeti when
he had stOped into the studici, expecting
to confront the lovely owner-Lbehold. it
was empty of her presence. '.. • , . .- -
\He !reniembeted.too, that he had heard
• a rustle of garments, and that the air' had
stirred with a-passing form, when he had
*lied that studio. Penmin had said
that she - had passed him. Had an ,invisi
ble spirit gone out before him, which his
material eyes were too gross to beholdy
A chill crept over him, albeit, he was
brave, and not in the - least superstitious;-
when he puzzled himself about this matter.
Was his Own imagination so excited that
, he-fancied the singing when .thore had
! been. no Sound ? . . •
ble to c'
lSla to il l
is to tak,
end' oftwo weeks he was in . ;
rooms again.; and found - in him . -
st state of joy and triumph possl
inceive; he looked likd a person
ed with happiness: '
my friend,' he said, 'yOn have
r y times disappointed in my prom
trochee you to my wife ! rou
-ept in -suspense no longer.. My
being sent out this \morning for
tion of which I spoke, and which
place on Thursday eVening. I
ed all my friends; and intend it
rilliant ;fair. It cannot be too
tt,to do holmr to my great hap
'e • surtE and come early. I
swear to-oi t you shall see Beatrice.' .
Poor, poor fellow ! sighed !Throckmor
ton, as h left the elegant abode. 'To
have his plendid prospects destroyed in
this manner is too cruel ! •and lie is unaware
of his on 1 danger, so of course will not .
suminon the medical experience which
might safe him. I will gO at once to
some competent physician, and take the re : ,
sponsibility of procUring adviee.' •
• . Ile had during his last call uscertai_Vid.
the:naine of the friend whom Pennon stS,
1,0 had b ought his bride across the'ocean,
and.at,whose house he was married. Be--
fore 'he t'pok>. any other step he colieluded .
it 'best' to consult this friend, and find out"
as much as poisible of the causes which
led to his singular delusion.. - mr. Mazzini
Was an Lalian, gentleman W.hofti he had
oceasionl§ met in Pennon's society, and
..ecentlY returned' from a visit to
jland, and was now residing in a
M the Hudson, sortie - 'seventy
n Neiv - Arork. - .; • .
ted by the order:of his friendship
in, he went straight to the dock
ice the titlernoon boat 'started and
l'o'ine time dirilig the, evening at'
las villa, spent thel.night there,.
la long consultation
from this gentleman, that M--
liile in Rome, had been betroth.;-
eautiftil girl Beatrice 'Cellini by,
1 Englilsh and Italian-parentage;
her having.teen an English beau
n air ni during a
ied Cellivisit to
, . ._ .
pf noble descent and hne educa
iden in every-respect worthy of
die inspired in the' earnest soul of
American artist.. .Her father
bjection to the match except that
ideprive him 'of the society of his
1; and as 'her beloved mother was
he could not•inake'•up his mind,
with her. He_ all Owed them,
to enter upon, a conditional' en
t. - Beatrice revealed Co her lover j
who had t
villa wa i f
Promp , !
for when 4
and had 1;
ed to -a
ty i l who
Lion • a tit
had no of
before - he returned.- to America, that she
suspected her father- would soon form
another Marriage,. and if ho did that, She
Would n 4 longer hesitate to fellow him,if
she coul obtain proper escort,; if not, he
must come for herolicin seeding him word.
Martini vas then in Italy, witn the inten t
thin of remaining until the following sum
mer, and Ito hini, as a personal friend, and
also a distant relative of .leatrice, the
artist confided the charge • of his bride,
should she be ready toxaccoinpany him.
It - seemed that immediately upon the
return of pennon,,he set. himself to pro
parinn, a beautiful home for hiS future wife,.
though hi:, told no one of his expectations,
wishing to4urprise and 'defigtit his friends,
by a sudden revelation of the: great treas..
are he had secured. In due Course. of time
there arrived- the letters so eagerly antici
pated; one from 'Beatrice, a love lettee,
the otheil from ler escort naming. the day,
of their expected departure 'from Naples,
the name of the vessel, and all the mate
rial Pennon them told his
• ul servant, Hannibal, of the honor
abou the new mansion, and the
preparattons he wished made! for, the re.
caption of its mistress, Onto *all of wlibh
the old fellow entered with childish :de-
'The - vessel in 'which•we took passage,
said the relate tt6 Throckniorton, encoun
tered the adverse storms, and'
wrecked upon the southern . emist of
ida. 'We were :obliged - to take to the
boats and attempt, to reach -Vie shore,
amid boiling breakers surging against
dangerous reefs. The ladies we're - placed
in, one boat, into whia I-was not permit
ted to enter. I took aft 'affectionate fare-•
well of Beatrice, feeling.it, telouiltful if we
should live to nireet'again. say,' said
he, 'I saw- - _,''aid the tegia choked up his .
"throat hysterically, .'Pennon - Carlyle"s. life
hope go down behead' the wave.: I saw
the hungry waters snatch, away forever
the glorious heauaof.my young,.bonsin.
The sea shut overithe 'golden gin - miler of
I her floating hair. Believe me when- Isaw
`DEE go, down, so young, so lovely, I
scarcely.c . cared for-my own - safety. but,
as 'is often the case,, the fairest fruit was
shaken down, the withered apple dung to
:the tree.. '• "reached :the shore, in Alio,
course .of another wee,; say home, - where_
I waited . to confirm the_ terrible news to
him . who had alreadY.seen the telegraph,
- report„ of the loss of the Vessel, but who
hail . l4ed Beatfice Was - saved with. me.
I-think his reason must have given aWay
immediately under thk slioq4, although I
did not: suspect it.at the time. shut .
hiinself up away from every living crea
ture for "twenty-forii.iours; • when he
f'came from his chamber he appeared . ran - -
naturally, had almbst said horribly calin._
• •He• asked for relic of his bride; I .
. had nothing-to give him: He went home
that night, refs iing,the offer I Made him,
of my company: - Three days aftecward I
received a trunk, which had drifted ashore
'and been. forwarded to Me". It was Beat-.
- rice's and contained her jewels, and many
little- feminine treasures of die. toilette, hhi
miniature,lettels, &c. I'sent it immt.di--
atelY to Mr'. Carlyle. It Was probably
from the receptieni of this that his mad-.
ness took the shape of imagining that his.
bride had arrived.
.The fan, workbasket,
lute, and other trifle's which yOu saw,
were;" undoubtedly; a part. of the contents
of the trunk, which he had, distributed
aronncl-him, to help his fancy' in its singii
-lar .. deception.7. • . •..
'But the- singing-, said Throckmortoni
'what caif 'account tot that ?'
'Heaven knows-since it can hardly be
expected that Ton, too, are mad;
His visitor smiled - sadly.- -- _ • ,
.. 'Alas for Pennon!' he. sighed', 'it is t... „
inelanclibly termination &his career, vrid - -
he liad such a - crenins l - I tell vtiu ' -he. •
continued. wat:i fervor, -‘1 Ic.-ve- tliat man.
like a brother; I can uot"give; film. up; -.-
in3- r friendship shall leave naresource un- -
tried for salvation. Will you not return.--
wittrine, Mr. 3fa7.2.ini, and see -what 'can -
be Idon? In the first_placc i nvouldlike - -„
to 'quietly put a stop to . the reception
, Which is to take place this eVenitig.,,,' and
which will make this hallucination so no-.
torious lhat,-if he is ever restored, it will
be . [ . exceedingly , Mortifying -.to - hitii. I
.kn wof no other Way- than jtist to get .
Min. off somewhere, and have ,Hannibal
- elds.e . the • house 'to - company. with,
-the eXcuse of sudden • 'illness'. - This. t
course,* however, will trot prevent, rumors;
-front increasing, l 'as it is alread - y. stispectedV!
what the true state of ale ease is? ! • , 4
The two gentlemen' started for the city, .•
expecting - to reach it at four O'cloCk ; but, -
asusual upon etnergencies, the steamer
broke her paddle wheel, and - itwas - after
nine p. m. when theylanded: -..Troubled
and distressed, tey .Made .no . &tent:ion.
in their . ioileftes4': but- taking a - eariiage
drove directly to M. Carlyle's - residence,
which t„hey found sblazinfr with light ; - the..-
voices of music and mirth' Within,. carria ,
gd.4 , still arriving ? althou_gh the rooms .- .
seemed already cpow6d. - Hannital open , - - i ,
ed the•door for than, in all the aloq of
white-kids and a "new snit.-
• 'll<i4 Sable •
.coM:ltenanee red .ted ail the splendor or: j
the,occasion-; - de pile ; the 'dignity -of hi .„, '
position, he chuckled- With - satisfaction _
.when he beheld *hp were the new are- - '
valS., • . • . ' ' •
. . .
glow are you getting On?' asked Throe
mort on, anxiogsly; ••
inassdg,i . yoti jis go in jis go in
and see!' arill.the an's,wer _they ebrdd
elicit.. = • - • - . -.•
They pressed fortvard Into the-throng;
Drawn by curiosity; which. had vaguely
rimiored iirange. things of thiS reception,
everybody 'who had been asked was - there;
and the apartments were:crowded - with
rustling silk, sweet - with perfumes spark
with- jewels. Standing.. Underneath
thelarch which separated the". 'first two ,
-rooms e the snits-, they saw Pennon,
ereet, 'graceful, and joyous, wet. !than ei-er f in his life before, as he re-
plidd:to the greetings constantly, poured•-
! in Upon him.,Anil tlicre by his - side-stood
thelphanion _wife, 4 slight, fair creature;
thejliying reality of her 'portrait, •only as -
nuteh.more Leantiful,*•as,the cunning flesh
! mut blood worknianshili .. of _Nature must
surpass all art : _
• . 'lt is Beatrice ,herself!' stammered Max ;
zini sliming - pale. • .Ax.that moment 'her. -
eyes rested ,upon him. With a cry ofjoy'i:
forgetful,of cold decorum, she sprang and
- threw,herselfinto his - arms,
- 96, my.dear friend, my dear cousin, - I
am alive e--I run saved! and so glad to'
greet you,' .she murmured....
cannoteoinprehend it,' rnuitercdMaz- ..
ziiii,•``l saw you droivned, - . •
- "No—no---not drom'ned, i was Leashed
ash Ore;: insensible. The wreckers picked •
me up and restored me to life; but they
kept me concealed on account - of the rich
Seirgry which I wore person, and
bf ivhich they robbed me. ! , 1-1 told them- to •
- take it freely, joyfully . , if
.theY2Would - let
me go to-you ; but they were - afraid • yon
would compel them to restore it, and they
:world not release me nniil after )'ou had
started for your
X!ome into this recess- a moment, `my
friend;.-the cOnpanv must" excuse ns for
a brief interval, until it is all explained,'
a:aid-Pennon, and3he four withdrew into
44.140 t-corner.: - • -
. - -
'lliad - great difficulty . in .getting -the
means of coming on,' continued Beatrice,
sii;iles.and tears upon her heavenly face. -
`AI wrote to my cousin here, but my letter
did - not teacli. him,.and after :wilting font
- • Itarz" potinlv