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For tbn Montrose Memo Pit;
OUR CHILDHOOD'S HOME. !'
Our childhood's borne! around the heart
What varied feelings cling.
When memory's hours. with magic art,
Their priceless treasures bring,
Within the raptured vision's grasp.
The glories note np more— .
When fancy wakes the slumbering past—
The cherished scenes of yore.
Our childhood's home, like music sweet,
Rells . on.the ravitbed 'car,
- The heart's responseperch.tnee to meet
Round memory's Tount--thetear
- The tender words, withtu the breast,
- Along, the heart-strings roll;
Waking the purest, the gel:diet.
Emotions of the soul:
Our childhood's home! Oh, happy hours!
Thy Sacred memory lies•
Within the heart as shining skars,
That tremble in the skies:
Gleam on the mirror.of the-deep,
In beauty's sheen, at even,
That while its crystal waters sleep,
It semis a second heaven. - .
Though all the cherished - scenes Of earth,
Are-on oblivion's wave,
And though the brightest hours of mirth,
. It's water's sometimes lave, •
Yet, naught can vantili from - m=lnd, '
_ Though far away we roam, •
Thijoys we'll search in TS= to find,
Of our loied childhood's home,
Herrick, May 48, 1480.
From - the Trnerfag. ,
I n= SEVEN DIALS.
PASSAGES FROII TEE NOTE BOOS OP A
BY 8189. C. F. GRART.
Nearly three months have passed slime,
I made my Blast record here with regard to
Nellie Read. The season has been -u
-sually sickly, and my labors
-hake been' tpa So
incessant that I have scarcely allowed My
self time for food and rest.. I have Visit
ed the sick, buried •the dead, sometiMes
four or five in one grai-e, and pronided,fOr
the desolate orphans as well as
Thank' God that Nellie left the pestilen
tial neighborhood, ofthe Scseoi Dials• be
fore this epidemic broke out._ Thank 4od
that while thousands have fallen cin our right
hand and on our left, she has been-pre
served ! Frequent letters • frota her and
her teachers have told me that She is Well
and hafflly, and making rapid progresS in
her studies, but I have not seen herf.till
now. The pestilence having abated some-
what, I have snatched time for a flying
visit to Oakwood, .the place Where my
protege is at school, and have just come
up from the parlor where we net. She
hounded to meet me With the freedom 'ofia
xlild,.but her eAuberant joy, subsided
when she saw how thin and pale I „had
" Why,.you are ill yourself," she said
gravely.-" You are not going 'back Yet';
you will stay and recruit in-the Country ?"
"No," I replied; "I am not:ill—onlv•!a
little worn down. I shallyetunt to Von
She *protested against such , a 4; cours6 . -•
-but I told her I could not be spared f r om
the city at present, and changed the sub
ject. I asked if she had seen or heard 4ny
thinefrom Sir. uy Beresford 4uringl her
residence at - Oalcwood, and she assured'me
she had not. •
I then gave her the partictilars oflour
interview in II)* Park ;. she listened With
intense interest, reprobated his impudence,
and said I was quite right in conceilitig
her retreat from him. , But her fair clic*
burned; there was a tremor in l ihor
frame. Again the querry arises, " Would
she love Sir Guy if she dared trust him r'
It haunts me continually as I sit here scrib
bling;. a thousand vague forebrodingS:tcir-
Lure me. - But why .do I yield to such
fears? Where is my faith? , The dares
of the world have momentarily weighed
it down,-but now it lifts itself to the
. "His arm is riot shortened • that - it
cannot save, nor His ear heavy that ;it
cannot hear." To him I once more ectrt
mit my ward.' •
It was pleasant to see how? much` she
had improved in three Short rhon,th6; •to
hear her thank me with tearful eies fot my
kindnesses; to have her charge me, at
parting, to take care . of my own health
where "the pestilence walketh in dark
ness and the destruction wasteth at dooii
The past month has been an- eventful
one, and yet this is the first opport - urfitY I
hate had to make a record ,of incidents
which have left such a deep- impreiision " And do you love him?" - 1
upon my mind. Ammig`t e.personewboin " I must have Confidence in. the man I .
I have visited in the neig orhood of the. love. - I cannot trilgt Si Guy.' ,
Seven Dials during this ekly seisbn,l I- _ "And yet, Nellie, h has formed a plan
number Ben Loske, the an, from whose for your :abduction. 1 o-morrow evening
-grasp . I wreste4l- Nellie Reed, the.first time you would have been carried off, had I not
I sarc her. ' He, was attacked by the ; ter- - discovered the plot and come to the res
rible epidemic and fell senseless' into', a cue." , ..' -I .
gutter. There I found him soon afterward, _ Her face blanched ; ;with a wild cry she
and lifting him With the 'aid of a bvsiand- sank senselesi at, y f et. I raised her, I
'er - carried him to the lothesome place he chafed her hands; I fanned her with • a lo
called home. I then sent for a doctort and cust branch, I' called her by. endearing
myself watched over him --till the crisis names, and at- lest the glow stole back to
had passed. • I shall never forget the '0.4 her cheek, the lightto / her eye.
grateful look be bent - upon me when•con- "How Can I-thank you?" she murmur-
Iscumsness returned, and the doctor to
'4.d ed. . •
him 'that under God I was the.means of "I wish no thinks: l ' I replied ; "there
his restoration—the he made are some deeds for which the approval of
er to touch the intoxicating - cup agam-; our oyi Consciences is the only , rewardl
never to lead such a life as he -had led. I 'we need." : -• [
But not having ken him for some time, She - smiled, andafter * talking awhile i
I began to think that heMight have Nip about her studies andithe Christmas boli
intehis old course again, when a week days,.lled her back tci the house. _I then.]
• ago, on my return from a Midnight inner-. had anotherlongtinteiTiew with the Prin.
al, I found him in -my room. II- 'shook cipal,-begged hiai to keeps sharp look-out'
hands with him, expressed my pleaciti re at for Sir. Guy and his emissaries, • and took
meeting kini, and asked what .errand: had my, leave. , Wlien the sunset light lay
sent him to me at that late hour. 2 I-, I 1 warm and rich on the Old:manse, which
"You are Nellie Reed's guardian?" he is now the home Of-Nellie; I was far from
said, pausing in the restless promenadele Oakwood, bat na;ir thoughts lingered ilmit
• had commenced. -.. .; - I My :ward: , I • .
"Yes," 'I - sePlied. - , - - 1 It *as daybreal When I reached Len
!'Well, sir,Ae's in danger. rm!hgre donoind.almost the first iierson:that I es-.
to walla yon--she's in danger.". f ' pied Among the throng_ at the depot was
I sprang to my - fict - tt•omblin in eve lay burlyti,lßeelLooke. --
liMb. "Welf,'"he ae)ted, I'` how did you pm.
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c. "In danger I" I gasped. -." Ho* 1-1 per?" - -.
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"Perhaps yat Sir : Giit Ber-
eSforsil fell desperate) in love with her be-
Sore she left the Sex n Dials?" •
" Yes ; lie told. me.once . when we met
in. Hyde Park, andl refused to reveal the
place of- - her residence, that he would have
her by fair% means or foul. But as she
had not seen him at the hist • accounts, I
began to hope she would -elude his argus
' - "Sir Guy's been' at work in the dark,"
resumed myiiifOrmaat ; "he has spies. 'as
keen as himself, - and some of them have
found out that Nallie's at Oakwood.. The
baronet - has been boarding at the inn foi
a week or two, disguised as a . travelling
artist, - and has met Nellie in her walks,
and sent her boquets y, a romantic school
fellow, and even' ven ured to serenade her
one night ;when the - rincipaLwas.gone."
• "And how have 101 l learned. all this ?"
I inquired, in keltbless eagerness. •
"Sir Guy told me to-day ; lie has come
down to London to ribe me;to sasist him
in carrying off thegi I: At first Lthought
I would tell him ope ly that I scorned such
business now; but hen it occurred to me
that, b appearing t assent, I might serve
you. , You saved In life—Lwould do any
think for you, sir." .
"It would-be vain to attempt to describe
the tumultuous . .emOtions with which I
• listened to-his revelation.' For •a while I
could not summon s i irength to speak; but
at length I faltered— - .
" When—when_ does thevillain meant°
abduct her?" •
" Wednesday. night." -' .
I ' • - "Only forty-eighi r hours more, and his
fiendfsh, purposes may be accomplished!
I' must fly to hei. ' must save her from
the snare he is weaving for her, Benjam
in Locke, God rewatd you for thus - be
friending me and that poor girl I" • . .
' , Nellie, beautifui 4 Nellie," he - rejoined,
in a softened tone ; ,' P - loved het, too—.
loved her after. 'my I rough' fashion—and
'far better than this titled scamp. - But. she
is not for me ; she's,' as ; far above me-as
the - heavens are aboie the' earth. I gave'
her up long ago, for; I knew you would
,make adad yof her ; but when I can do
her a favor I will." I . -, '
Was it a tear he .brushed- - off with his
rough ,coat - sleeve-?.] I believe so: - One
jewel I had already_ foun4., amid the rub
bish of the Seven Dials, • rind now I had
come across, another ; a rough diamondit
may he, but 'still a "aniond which may
sparkle in the "Crow of God's rejoicing"
when he "thitkes up is jewels."
• But to return to Imy ,story. Bidding
Locke a hasty adieu, I rushed to the sta.
jion-house. 'A train=-an express_ train
was about to §tatt - fer• 64w00d, and ta
king a seat iri - the .9ilway carriage, I was
semi Sweeping 'along as fast as steam could
carry me: It was high noon when I reach
ed tb place .and bl*rif4 tn'tlia hnAriiingL
school. The teachers were astonished be- •
yond ineasure when I diVulged.the young
baronet's plot, and ome of them recollec
ted having seen the stranger artist loiter
ing around, but did of ilream he had any
business there, beyo d the sketching which
seemed: to- occupy him. - I I then- 'inquired
for Nellie, and being told she had gone in
to the garlien; I - foll Owed her. GorgeOus
- autumnal' blossoms hrightened the pa rterr-
es, the grap4 were I growing purple and
luscious,and 'pears,ud apricots, and dam
sons hung temptingly -from the boughs
above. me ; but I di .
, not linger amid these
pleasarit things—nlY heart was full of Nel
lie. I saw her, at length, leaning against
a picturesque little Summer-house, and rip
parently lost in thought. . - .
"Nellie;" I murrnured,. 1
She started, colored, and sprang to meet
me -with the. girlish uhandon to which I
have before But in't a . moment:
her• brow clouded and her eyes grew sad.
" You . are certainly L sick, noiv . " she
said; " yonr face,isl very, very pale, bin
your hand burns ort '-
"I am only anxiOus, Nellie." •
"About what ?" she queried. •
"About you." 1
"And why are you anxious?"
"Danger threatens yOu." ,
1 . " Danger :" she gasped;
. p.nd a shudder
convulsed her ifranie. - •
" Yes,. and from; seorce you May .not
suspect, though yo r uncle bade you be
ware. Nellie, answer n:ie a few questions
truly." •-•- •
,Sir." • .
• "Well, then, are you aware that the
deeming artist winq haS been
•the a, week or two is Sir Guy Bei
.” And how long! have you known this?"
" But two days I recognized him when
.we met face to face." • .
" Met! •Was:that meeting-by accident,
or design ?" -, • • ; .
• By accident"! •
JOIN THE . PARTY -THAT'iCARRIES THE FLAGTANp KEEPS STEP TO THE- MUS.
Locke expressed his delight in'no meas
ured terms, and we parted. • •
Last, night, asi was hastening to the
Seven Dials to. offer consolatidn to a be- -
reaved - family ' I became conscious that
some °neves following inc. In and out
through the narrow alleys I•• could • hear
that step, soft, Wary, leopard-like.. My
pulses thrilled, my blood!, curdled and boil
ed. alternately„but I didnot glance back
or appear to notice- illy ;pursuer.
.• I was .
turning the corner near .the place of my
destination, when I •WaS • suddenly con
fronted by a man in a coarse,sailor's garb,
and.- with a slouched hitt - rawn so low
over his face that I could -not •see • a, single
feature distinctly. Th`p land,howevei‘,
which fastened on: my aTm, was •no Jaek-:
tar's—it was a white ; a . .patrician band—
aid on - one of the fingerfi glittered a seal
ring . which I rememberod. The next mo
nientat voice which Wasinot unfamiliar, in
spite of the effort tb disguise it, cried-- • -
" Abaft there, you 1an5.1 pirate, - cruising
ariatindin . these waters tith your tracts,
and •sermons, and all tht kind of craft!
Haul down your colors and surrender!" •
And_ by a dexterous iiiovenient be flung
me to - the.payemelit. I had failed to
recognize him before, the glaring eyes now
fixed upon.me would .hate convinced me
of his -identity ; but I immediately regain
ed my footing, and bipging my band
down - heavily on his shoulder, replied- 7 ,
"Sir Oily Bereaford, 4I know „you: I
shoUld think it beneath the dignity of an
English baronet to des4nd to such cow
ardly acts as . these !" Then raising my
voice, I shouted—" . Police ! police !"
In another instant .11 NOole posse of po
licembn were . seeirapprddching. , Sir Guy
tried hard to 'release himself-from my
grasp before they itached us, but- to no
purpose, •and he was bOie to the lockup.
This morning, lioweverhe'.did not appear
at the Police Court, and •I presume his
gold bribed the officers to set him at libel.-
To-day, on.returning from a visit to St.
Giles, I. again: found Bki Locke in my
• "Well,".he said, :ad a litirridd greet
ing had : been exchanged, " Sir , Guy will
not harm you any more at present." •
"What leads you to such a con,elugion."
"He has left the country. His brother,
his 'only .brother, we p 0 to Italy for his
health a year ago, and Guy has heard - that
he lies at the point of death. So you see
he. was Obfiged - to hastek to him, for, lea
sing a. brother's love ofit.of the question,
he'll inherit the earlOrti,i when the invali
is - gone: He sailed yesterday for the con
- My heart bounded as 4 listened ;. I did
not speak, but I did notifail to recognize
the hand of Providence in this event, nor,
to thank Him for his. ephdness.
j 'ou do not speak, . ; :saiu Locke.. •
" No, my joy seems t deep for words.
Nellie will be free from - 4is persistent love
making, and I from his persecutions." •
Balt to:night I have alnew • souree of up
eas'ffiess.. The evening Mail has brought
me a letter from Oakw4,d, stating that a
rich London banker wh has' lately pur
chased an estate in theMeinity, has seen
Nellie at church, and beim so much struck
with her beauty, that hl haunts her -steps.
TheY are resolved, however, to maintain a
strict surveillance ;• andiwhen I remember
that there is One " Ni:bohlever slumbereth
nor .sleepeih,".l feel ad, d can 4istpiss my
• ; December 25th.
Christmas has coin . with its holly
;boughs and Mistletoe,itS•sweet carols, its
good cheer. Nellie is tarrying in London,
at the house - of a sc'hoolinate ; still, I see
her daily, and .I have perguaded her-te drop
the formal Mr. Gray ati'd call me Lionel.
My name- sounds sweetiv, syllahled • by
her red Bpi; her glance, hertouch* thrill
me with. new and undOnable emotions.
Now, in the solitude i)f my room, with
the wintry stars lookipg dOwn at ,me •
through - the unveiled windows, I will hold
communion with my oN#n heart. •Why is
it that- Nellie Reed mingles in all my
thoughts, haunts my sleiping hod waking
dreams . ? Why does ita giVe such intense
pain to see her courted, flattered and fol
lowed; to Imre men - 4k 'me, fis one has
to-div, for permission to pay his addresses
to my ward.? Ay, the Truth must be con
fessed; I, Lionel Gray, Am in rove! It was
a dangerous thing for Hugh Reed to com
mit to my keeping thiq- beautiful girl.. I,
too am young—l am inithe earliest' prime
of manhood; She is sixteen, I am twenty
five—l, her, mentor,. 114 guardian ! And.
yet fondly as I love her; I mutt keep the,
. buried till she u feast she has seen.
more of rood society, and knowS - ker own
heart. ' I will never be ;Content, with grafi;
tude—my wife inu-St . lctve me, devotedly,
and—beside, I cannot; I dgre not marryt .
an vnbclier..er ! ' •
-And now let me rle:View the events of
the Week that has just passed. Nellie has
been my coinpainon in my walks; and at
lectures and other places of resort; bUt
wherever we have ifiien,the hanker has
haunted - us: His facq-is bronzed by' ex
posure to the scorching sun of the-climate
where be amassed his twealth ; his black
'lair is threaded With Over, and he seems
on the verge of the gr4ve.. Why does he
follow Nellie—why cpurt so radiant 'a
'creature . •
Three flour. , Later.
I had just finished tlie abOve paragraph
when the servant annonneed
was Gunninaliani . '
tjle Banker! He
sankwearilv back in Ihe
him; and then starting : np, exclaimed, in
a - hollow tone—
" You have a ward ?'
"Yes ;" and now I bferi to prepare for
another proposal of marriage..
"What is her name'," and his manner
was fully 'earnest..',..
" Irelen Itee4 ! thoUgbt so !" he cried;
" her mother Wtlk llele t 13urnett."
"Yes, sir;! -
" And she ‘ is dead, I pinppose?" .•
"She 4a. three years agoodr." . .
Re was ident,.but I saw tears gather
in his bLlcit'fyof, an for a half boar he
paced the - irkoza, .as if revolving. some
Weighty,. er. length , „he paused
and said, hoarsely— .;
I eat a *log taaatt." have aot a - rel
igiTe in 4.e trortd ,tCo'bhefr my - tad mo
111boNTROSE; TH,URSPIY, JUNE 14, 18 6 0.
ments. I loved . Helen. Burnett in her
youthl love her still,. After the: lapse of
years—l love her child for hey : sake. I
shall not: forget her. Sometime when I
am calmer,-I`should like an interview with
- "I have no doubt she will be happy to
see you, 'sir," I replied, and with' a heatty
"good-night" we separated..
• January 111 h. .•
Like one in, a .dream I sit down to write
in my note-book: Nellie is an heiress!
The very night Cunningham called on me,
he made a will bequeathing her all his
property, excepting a'handsoine legacy to .
Lionel GraY, the: pity. Missionary; /who
had befriended. her in her hour of need:
The next day the testator died, and Lon
don rang from. the West Ead.th the Seven
Dials with the good fortune of -Nellie
Reed. When she heard the .tidings, she
laughed and cried alternately, and I fear.:
ed her young head would . be turned with
the congratulations heaped upon her. 'I
told-her so frankly, but she , declarei she is
not in the least proud. 7 --only grateful.
•In a Codicil; Albert Cunningham made
me executor as well as guatdian, mid pro
posed-that I should take up toy abode in
'his stately maiision, on St. dames Square,
in winter, and at his country-seat in the
vicinage of Oakwood In the summer.
voice and ele seconded the
but shall I, a pilgrim bound for the Celesp
tial City, pause to rest, like.. Bunyan's.
traveller ; in the pleasant arbors, or allow,
my feet to stay On the Enchanted Ground
No, no; I have a solemn duty•to fulfill—l
am a minister .of God, and looking over
this modern Babylon, I feel that "the liar
vest indeed is plenteous; but the laborers.
are few." Shall I leave the field' where L.
have 'begun to work, -ere " the•burden and
heat of the dayt that I may bask in the
sunshine of riroinln's smile? No; in• God's
strength I will toil on, and' in the other
world, if not in this, Nellie Reed may
know now r,have loved her.
"have Three years passed . since Nellie
was committed to 'my care, and most of
the time has been spent at Oakwood-
During the vacations she has resided. at
her country-seat with a staid old house
ceeper and joie of the Oakwo - od teachers,
wheal she loves- as a mother. 'She has
also passed . one gay season in
Loudon. She is very beautiful • and more
captivating than ever, and has had suitors
by the, dozen, and among them none are
more assiduous in . their attentions than"
Guy Beresford, ,now Earl- of - Atwater.
When Nellie first' came to. town, he
sought an interview with me, and humbly
appolooized for his former Course, and de-
Glared' that he. hadjepented of, -his sins
and, follies. • Igave the pardon he asked,
and was obliged te believe his: statement,,
when subsequent obaervfaion
LFl.lt. ARA .a.,
nobody. is more sought after than he, but
none can aurahim from his allegiance to
Nellie, and he has more • than once told
me, that if -.he fails to win my:Ward, he
shall never marry.
. And Nellie, has she been spoile - d by ad
ulation 2 No, no; she still has a bright
sale and a cordial welcome for the grave.
City Missionary, and Will leave the mo'St
brilliant parties visit with him the
homes of the poor and wretched,. But our
sweet companionship is at an 'end 'for the
present, perhaps forever. She this morn
ing sails for the continent, and two years
will elapsebefore we meet again, and' if
We are both alive.at the expiration, of that
time, a change will have come - over ber—
tha girl will be merged into:the woman,
the wife, it may be., . • •
At an-early hour I went to have a parting
interview with my ward. She came down:
into her private apartment—a . boudoir,
I think the ladies call it—to meet me; and,
her hand trembled as- I griuiped it, her
face grew very pale. Fora time we stood
silent, looking into each other's, eyes, but
• I felt my frame shaking from head to foot..
"It is hard to leave you, -Lionel," she
said, at length ; then for an instant I for
got everything but tny'love, my' regret,
and I exclaimed— •
"Oh, Nellie, Nellie, how can. I let you
- She bowed her head on my shoulder
and abandoned herself to passion of tears.
‘.‘ I did not know," . she 'sobbed, "I did
not dream you cared so mufb about my
going; if I had, I would not have decided
on this foreign tour—l will gilie it up now
if you say so." • .
During the silence. that ensued' there
was a great struggle in my mind, • but at
length I conqiiered tnySelf, and replied
." Your • friends think it will he an ad
vantage for ?ou to travel, and I would be
the last .person to withhold any real ad
vantage from My ward. ' Go, but do not
forget-me, do not tbrget God !"
For . :lhe first time I folded-hes to my
heart; for the first time I kisSed .her. An
hourlater she waved me an adieu froni the
deck of the Hesperus. We shall - Soon be
widely separated, but . : my thoughts will
follow Nellie over land'an'd. sea:. • • •
- - Another orphan family is now under my
guardianship, but they are no destititte
as'Nellie was' when I took her; they are.
as' rich as she .is now, and the eldest is
young - . and lovely, and, what is better*
still, a hristian. Edith Ware has much
to,make her proud and worldly, but she-is
meek - and gentle, and as bus more than
-once been hinted tome,just the woman for
a minister's wife. I know . that. I know
she would indeed and in truth be a help- .
meet to a young clergyman. I feel a deep
interest in all that concerns her; I revere
her purity and the symetry of her charac
ter, buti do . not love her. Without. any
vanity, I : say here to my note-book,' that
I believe I - might awaken her love, should
I set myself to the task, but I will never
give my_ wife half a heat. I will plaid
my actions so that' Edith need not Mis
Nellie geed- has returned, and this even
ing I went to call. upon her at, the West.
.I met her in the gas-lighted draiv:
ing-room. She . stood e direotlrunder the
chandelier, receiving a host .of friends; and
acquainunico, and. I bad an opportunity
of seeing her •:14 211 the epLadors of her
wondrous beauty. :1 1 ,71itt -sa magnificent'
oreature fieeroad, ; :abo4 - neened it
there bar OWS:seste . ly home! Noth•
. . ,
ing; Gan bencher than ;the rich•blo • . of ;
her cheek and -Ilips •Ithe golden she ri'of.,:'
her hair; - and her.ignre has rannde.'into . .I
perfect - symetry; while her m.ovemen,s -aye j
more graceftd, her I veice far sweeter than
iii-lier early girlhoodi' . - tut, this is n . tall r. -
she is very.brilliant4--she speaks. in eign
languages with fluency, 'for there Were'':
several foreign :guests present ;.,she lays .:
the piano,. harp and Iguitar;. she eke Ches
with skill, for she showedme the cotents:
of her portfolio; and is as dignified- a ' any
duchess: - But .1 my' prophecy' has p of
true—a change- has name- Over her ; 'even
in her cordial *elm/le Of me I caul see
a-resttaint. - NOW, aS I sit here in s' i lellee.
and solitude,' I ask, Myself, "Did th ' t-su
perb Helen ever dwell in „the vicina e of -
•Seven Dials?. Did She ever fly to Meet
me with the cr6 rndon iof a child?-. D . she
ever lie sobbing oli My breast?"
Ah I %hi dog I recall these thingshen
Thdy - kive me. such acute pain? I see I,
must teach myself tq think of her a ly as
a friend,, for ankong the 'suitors who gath
ered around he to4fay, was one w nil I
fancy she fayor--a Neapolitan nobl Iman:
I overheard hith' telling, in low tone that
.lie had'.procured au embassy to the ,ourt,
in order to be in her Isociety ; and the erim-
son deepened on hell Fleck as she lis aped,
but the answer was inaudible to e—it
was direathedl. in die . musical - alian
tongue.•. - i . 1.
. . . 41,fdy 2Oa "
Three months of pain_ and. perp exity .
have . gone by. ; Nellie lie the - r ihing
belle, and as she has insisted on my I •con
tinning to act as herlguardian, I hav 'been
besieged with offers of marriage fo ' her.
I have met her often' ? but not with..t :e' aid
freedom. At her request,' . l have int loduc
ed her to my other yard, Edith Wa e, but ,
there is little sympathy between h r and'
the brilliant belle. I
I have just seen Nellie dash by on orse-'
.back, with her Neapolitan' admirer I She.
.gave me I a careless bo and
smile—that was all!, Why can I n I, give
her up ? . My braid- whirls, my t lnples
throb, a strange chilliness steals_ oi e , r me
—l' can write no mare.
_ J.:dy Ipli.. •
It is mid-summer,, and I, again turn to
my journal to record - the wonderful'vents -
which hate :crowded the last two m nths.
When I flung downliny pen' .after :eeing
Nellie ride by, I' was attacked with. la. ty
phus fever." For ditys I knew n thing,
brit the first thing of which I • wa : v eqn,
'scious.m - -as Nellie heed's presence
came rushing - into the sick-roomn the
splendid dress and ' j ewels she had x Orn at
the opera, and I shall neuer fprg: : i t' the
wild. anxiety depictd in her face. •I :
"How long has he been ill ?" she eked.
' I never knew he *as sick till my • ouse-
Iceeper'told; me, on my return from he op
era; she had read hi the ,evening
' " It is Chree illiy4i.i' replied my muirse. ~
- This was all I heard - -; then the tatitasieS
of delirium returned; andicks hov
ered on the brink of the grave. 4,T,Oii
.never left me, and there,' by my co 'ch Oil
Suffering, God. spoke . to her young heart,
and she. began to - walk- in newness f life.
When I was •pronnunced out of d Inger, 1
she saiik down beside me, she t Ik my
.wasted hand in - hers, -she bathed .'t With
tears of joy. ' --.. 1 , • • !
" Nellie, '.said I, Softly, " , I
as a friend,: award, n sister,-but as I would
loveLipy wife." - 1 . I . . - • :• -
"I know it," she murmured with ;blush;
"your raings revealed it rand then she,
proceeded to tell-me how the rumors she
Jiad heard with
_reroiird :to me and I :Edith
Ware, had led he to be cool aid eon
strained on herretiirn; - •
A week ago Nye Ilrere married, a
spending.onr honeymoen at 42a1t0, l
I shall sooiiresume my labors as a ci
sicinary, and my i4ife declares
shall consefrate hers wealth to ben
purposes, and especially try' to'.ben
inhabitants.of such; localities as S
and the Seven Diald.
THE' SHOT H nooNLic
!DY AN OLD BLADE
Not far - from a village where the foot of
a mountain;- spur is lwashed 'by Ile ilvaters
of *he Delawarl6, inla broad notch, walled
in on either.side bylhighprecipitou 3 mass
es of rOcki, surroundedly tall old hem
locks and pines—there I was ho , , rand
there - my early yeprs were 'pass ;-and i
sometimes I think .1. could - slee most
calm and„ sweetli there at the c ose .of
life's weary: day. 1- , .
About &mile distant from our ha , se ' on
the top of the mountain; lived un 4e Joe I
Wall, a sort of hybrid—half huntr, half i
4 1 ,
"farmer, and a most
.singular genius •ivithal. "
He was tall, gaunt, round-shoulder d, with,
a heavy stoop, and 4 face about the
lever looked uisDn.l - He lad, how ver; a
pair of the keenest! and yet wilde black
eyes that ever human soul looked :out Of:
Buckskin breet2hes,i a coarse linen !tinting
shirt, martin'skin ciap, and 'moccas ps con-.
stituted his usual attire. He was 'skilled
in."every species of !woodcraft, and 'eemed
born to walk_ the Imtlis of the f 'rest.—
Quick-of ear and tie, a tread as sil ' nt and
..stealthy tilt that °flu cat, steady - o , nerve,'
self-pi:II - seised
. beyond the power o I .distur-
Wince and with a ,command of' Ile rifle
that. ew have everiattained; he was clear;
ly a born hunter, had a Most foridable
adVersary against which to conten . And
yet he was a Most kind and gentle earted
man, full. of quaint land quiet hum 'r, sims" 1
ple as a child, and! yet .aboundin 'in all
manly gl_fte. Everybody - loved : nd res
pected Uncle joe, had at every fir 'side ho
was a most welcane gneit.. HlS!stories
of border fife, of Avenpires in tb • 'n-lb:ler=
ness; of •eticounterti with. wolves a i d fero- -
cloud tigers, were fullof thrilling Moran.
And he told these glories as, no other man
could • tell- them---nt .1:i few siiiipht words,
without embellishhaenti, and yet s& told
that you were thrilled and fascinated and
listened with altaeM •breathle.ss id ention.
On a clear, sunny lacrimal in
le-ri .Uncle- JO .anill left . my tber's
house for 'the purpose of attending a " kg.:
'rig beg," .t#, whial' we_bad -been ';iiivited
i by a zetblier. fire or til,T miles t r y—he
1 01-footc mallet barceback _ wily
Ray *rota ttwbsk. og the P.our, which.
I have meamogedivap*avalksa beea.
I exCavated, and th ~ oc beck from*. xii,4o
C OF THE.UNION.
and along the. eastern side of this " spur."l 51-1.'1:1s - cATtI.SEITIIii . CRAT.IS.
."to the. place of destination. ;Not a clear-1 The following amusing acconnt of the
ing or solitary cabin intervened. • The; manner in which apes catch .crabs; is cer
grand old ,woods, cleft here' and there at , titinly •a ludicrous exhibition of the fact• -
considerable intervals by some pioneer set- ;'that necessity is the Mother of invention s
tlenient, or tilie chopping. of an adventur- I with. monkeys as well as men: .
ous emigrant, stretched with its deep -sol- I ' f' At length they reached the boundary • -
itudes and dark' shadows •for a, hundred ; of the - -fOrmer settlement—a dry, sandy • -
miles on every side. Here roamed, the ; soil, and a strip of beach; where all - sego- ,
wild deer, the wolf,- the bear and the cats- i tation ceased, and only a single bandana .
mount, as yet; scarcely disturbed by the ; tree, whoie toots-. were thickly interlaced :
sounds of advancing civilization. How, of- 'with creeping plants; forined,. - as it-were, •
ten have I lain by the hunter's fire among the advanced - post of .the vegetable king-
the mountaini,. and during the long watch- !'dons: ;Behind this they crawled along, •
es of the winter's night, listened to the I and cautiously raising, their headsoley
howl of the wolf; the crashing tread of the 1 saw. several e-pes; at a distance of two or .
black bear, and the scream of thepanther. three hundred paces, some of whom were
'But this R not my story. ; • I lookingfor something, as they walked up •
• . The' logging bee" over, a. - plain but' and -down the: beach, while_ the' 'others
substantial supper: was served, of which 1 stoOctinotionless. It was the longstaild„ '..
,venison and ; rye biscuits
,fiiiined the sta- ; brawn-variety, and Frank was beginning._ .
pie, and which' in the eating detained the Ito regret tlat--.--he had.-not his telescope ,
company until after dark. Then followed I- with lake,- _to • watch the movements of,.
the, ' parting drink," the "good night;'.' t these strange „beings more closely, when; •
and a honipward- journey through the,' one of them,-a tremendously large fellec7, - ' '
Woods. - Uncle Joe and I were the last tel began_te diasy.nearer to them . ... Caiefull-y
leave, for he Was 'never 'in a burtywhep I examining, the round over which he wentgoOd cheerwtts tube had, and it was quite I,on , all fours,. he stood .at intervals to
.nino'clock before-we set -out foi borne, t scratch himself, pi to snap at some insect
And when -redid finally start, Uncle Joe I that buzzed around him.' He came up - a
after'a rod or two of earnest endeavor,' closely that: Frank,fancied he must scent -.
found himselfsoweak in his_walking sticks, i them and give 'the alarm - _to. the other •
that he was obliged. to mount behind me ;-1 Monkeys, when suddenly passing over a -
and thus carrying double, our gOod horse! little' elevation, covered- :with Withered, -- was left, grass, - he his own guidance through -the ' reedy grasS,e - discovered' a party of -
dark path of Abejerek. The old hunter' crabs parading-np :and 'down` on the hot
grew more and more top-heavy, as we pro- sand. l .With a bound- the'ape was among'
deeded, at a slow pace over: the. torturous them;but not quickly enough - to catch ti
and uneven xi:M,- and but for incessant ef- aingleone; for the - crabs, *ugh. appa- •
.forts - on my part aided by his long legs, we rentl%'clumsy,•dartedbikelightnmg into a •
would have been unhorsed at almost
. eve- 1 quantity of holes dr ;easities, which-made
'ry step. : , . , • . . the ground here resemble a sieve, and the ..
, • We had accomplished about
. half our. ape could not thrust in .his paw after them
journey; and were riding in silence unbro- .for-the orifices were too narrow: - -
ken save by the animal which we bestrode,'. . The mandoor nudged. Frank- . gently to .
when the crylof ft , panther came.sounding dra7ltis . attention, and they saw the ape --
down. to us on the night breeze from far- after crawling-mice or twice up and;down
tip the side of the mountain. This Was so the small strip of land, arid peering into
common that it scarcely aroused my.•;coln- the valious, holey with his. nose close to •
panion, and the 'distance at which it was- the - ground, suddenl. seat himself by - one --
uttered prevented apprehension- on: my of theni that he fancied most:suitable. He ' '
,part. Not - more than a minute had eiaps s • then 'brought lis'long tail to: the ; front,
~ 0 before that 'shrill, mournful wail again thrust the end of it into - - the cavity, until •
_broke upon the ear, and frOma point; that he met..with an obstacle, and . suddenly -
indicated, with an appalling certainty that made :a face that - so amused Frank that he
'the animal wits descending upon.our path. would have laughed loudly, had- not the
• "A panther,"- said Uncle Joe, bet Ween mandokor raisedlisfinger warningly; and.
a grunt, anda growl; " and-the critter ap- directly after tbe ape diesv out his, eitra--
pears to be coming this Way." i ordctiary line
-with a-jerk. At the - end 'of .
' "Yes," I replied, "and I shoUld jedge .it, however, hung the desired-booty, ir fat,::
',,by hiS cry that hunger was driving him to crab, by one of his clawi ...and spinning it
- seek a supper." - ',• .; found on: the -ground' "with Such violence I,
Searcelyhad I uttered these Words and as to make it lose its hold, Itii took lt into ;; -
• gathered up the reins for the .control.6f my. his left.pa - 7,- picked up a stone in the oth-
now thoroughly frightened horse, 'when er, and after cracking the sfiell,devottre - d
• that terrible i cry was repealed in Ouser the savory -mass with evident - sins of sat-
proximity, and the panther was timidity, ap- isfaction. , - .• —. .
proaching, trs'in long and' crashing leaps , Four or five ke thes caught in newly
- ee ~...,.., -
down the mountain side. I - ion on - each °cosi/. --- 1 --" '' - •• a _
. . - ( , - - ,-I.hernic feslgn
arAiMei* -1 1-L-Ith, PRA ',.Ta• i f'„l l l 6 kt 9 iich - wee be was -sue
and firmly, and the rifle 'wassbrought down icessful, and he must have toned in-- the-,
from his shOulder and grasped tightly in dainty -dish„. and in 'revenge for thenip,
his right hand. ' .
i . . • abundant sati4faction lbr: the pain she en-1 -
We're in for it, my- boy,"
said lie, in a dured, or else - he would'not have set to
job. - hushed tone ; it's run or fight, and world again.so soon.
,: . - ;l'
*fight,. rghbii ' any .way We'll try the first, :-Thus the ape, quite engaged with, the'!
and if so be thane can keep out of the sp"Ort, arid without taking his eves from
claws of the !critter ^ llll-,t,he moon grits:up the•groand, had -approached to within.
over: the tons of the. tredg, , perhaps we about twenty prt(es of the patty concealed'
shall be all safe if we..come t0'11id•.1. 1 .5.." behind
.the bandana trees. -Here again :..
Run it wads • fof ; thenext 'ten . or. fift - 1: 1 8:"
_theground was full Of - holes, and looking;
minutes; with such - speed as we Could"j 6,et : tbe OTIO hecOnjectured tribe the best,
coif - inland over a rough road, when;-with he i 11"...• in his line once more, and prob
a scream - arid a bound, 'the bloodthirsty ably felt -1.14-2 P was. something aliv s pwitt :
pursuer prang from a. ledge of rocks into in, fOr heriwn;t.....
the result With .. IPs i te--
the elphr path, a short distance in out' rear. the most ewer at,
" 1 " ... d lonffer tli.L,..
" Hold ! '•Fiaid Uncle Joe; "We've:done The aflair bons e ' - a4. e c AOl' , "
I" bete already
up our.runnipg, and now the matter; must ! had-anticipated; yap
-&•iast-sliccessfa haul s .
be settled after another fashion. ." There, ably well tilled by,
ee: Ina u s i ol ig arrosl .
I'll get, off and try-titles 'with' the critter, he .pidlekup hislili. •.i,. a t & half elc's,
and ,e whether he AA have my carcase ,upon.thein; bowerl:7,R, •
or I his." , . . ~ .
log I ''i4
eYes ' lie 111 „iced face as.oni_ , -
At' this time ,a flood; of soft, livery 1 and yet exquisitely c l v ; ,i a. - o , e -- under rich'd a iesigne---.
moonlight pOured -through the cleft in the bane is capable Of .ptuli.frir,,,,o, e vinrsuch
forest upon our road, when • looking back Icircumstances. But his- is - tv.l ' to be
from the plarie of our halt, the: anther an disturbed in a manner as unexp l kted asj
,enormous animal, • With glaring eye-balls, cruel; e . nitift have digcovered soine - Ive- -
was dimly revealed in a crouching-position• ry in,terestingobject in the clouds, for be
not more than ten or fifteen rods away. was staring up there fixedly, when sudden-:
" My; legs; are • a little, unsteady:" 'said'. ly •he uttered a .. . loud • yell, let go of his -
Uncle Joe, ,and my aims-are shaky, like, kneds, 'felt with both
.for his tail,
—so I'll just, lie down here on the ! road, and I made a bound in the "air as. - if-the .
and try a pull' et
- the bloody varmint.— grCund under. him was beginning to grow •
When the : rifle cracks do you run, your reciliot. •At the d 'of his tail however,
horse dein to the ig pine by the spring, lituig a gigantic- e b, torn with such des
and there hold up and listen. If ypu,don't perate 'energy fro it hiding place,. that
hear my call when you there, theh ride Frank ennld not rest r • himself any long--
home-as fast you can,,for Uncle 'Joe -will er, but burst- into a load laugh. The man-,
be in kingdotn come." ; - •: - • ,door. at first retained his gravity, but when
This was Said deliberately, and without the ape alarmed- ac the strange- sound s .;
the slightest tremor of voice. I Cannot looked : tip in spite of his pain and-saw men,' ,
say that I was as self-possessed, bred, the' I and bounded bff at - f'ull' speed, with':
I was, amidst 'the dangers of the Wilder- his tormentor still dangling at-the. mid of , .
ness. -- , - . hid old man could no longer re-!:
The brave ,old man turned and took 'a frain either, and - they' Yoth laughed, till;
few steps-towards his enemy, which seem- the tears r"‘ town down their cheeks- : ...
ed to be feeling - sure of asupper,i then The ape : eanwhile flew across the nar
himself out at the bottom of a 'row; strip-oftaail, - followed-by all the oth-:
slight knoll, across which he poised his ri--ors toward ihejuucle ; and-Jin a Moment -
fle. I turned my face now in the direc- after nOt a single, one was to be Seen: r ,
tion in which-I was to Tide-7a nionient.of ~/'‘ • ---•-.:". _ _ .
terrible and, agonizing , suspense• ensiled, a
moment only, for I had no more than set
tled myself on my beast when the signal
came, and - 1 obeyed instructions. , The
goal was reached at a racing gallop, and
theie I drew up my panting steed, and,
turned to listen. - Even then the halloo of i
Uncle Joe came ringing cheerfully thro'
the arches of the forest to my. ear. I turn-,
ed and rode back with'a boundingheart,
and there was the old hunter, leamng on
his rifle, by the side of 'tie dead panther.
I held out my hand, which he grnsped,'
and with a choking' utterance, made out to
congratulate him. "Ah; my - dear boy;"
said he,, "that was a shot worth telling of
—look there !" and he lifted nw the head
of the'animal and pointed to a 1414 hole.
between the two eyes. . •
We loaded the panther. on the 'bick of
our horse and walking :On either side
reached homei about the midnight hour.
The family, had not yet retired, and - were
M a high state of alarm respecting us. By
the blazing hearth, while cbeelut blanched
and eyes filled with tears;
we told' th.e sto
ry- of our peril, and of the Dead:Shot by
rir e Mics la* that s man does Ain ob.
4e4 to have laid Vrt his .shoulder—the
last d a prettr
Qs"The rat rook upon which all otir
*tune OM , Ifi .
J 08 - PRINTING cif ALL KINDS;
DONE •T TLIE - .OFPICE Of ittE
13 M Cr C:1 FL ••1 1
minx 4..nz rugxrtur.
AND AT -"LITE AND LET LIVE' prams.
. ME office of tlie Montrose' Democrat
has recently been supplied with-a new end doles ear*7
of tylppee,. etc., and we are now prepared to prtnt farrphlrts
circttiate, etc., etc., in the best silty, on ahortnotice.
Han lla, Poitersi Programmes, and
othor kinds of work in tide line, done according to order.
Business, Wedding, and Ball Carers, •
Tickets, etc., printed with neatness sad despatch." .
Justices'. and Constables' Blanks;Notes,
Deecia, and ail other Blanks. on Wad, in printed tp order.
' .ID. EY Sun!.—Talking of_ absence of
mind,/said the Rev. Sidney Smith,:the od,
des:. Snstanee happened to me once.iu - for-'
getting- my. own
.namee I knocked . at a
door in London and . asked if Mrs. .13.- as
at home. " Yes, sir . ; pray,. What na
shall I say?" I looked into the' an's fafe
astouished--.-what name Z Aye, thall.s
the' question--wlfht ii my, name? P.be
li6r9 the man
me mad; brit it is.
literallrtrue that , during the space of two
-or three minute's I had no .more idea of
who I Wita than if I had never existed.
did not knoW whether i was a dissenter or :
a layman; I felt as. dull-as .Sternhord or.
i Akins. - At- last; to my great -relief, it,
ed across - Me that I was Sidney Stnith.,-
I yeittill also of a clergyman who went
turnpike,) 4 8,
jogging along the ro , until he came t turnpike,gate. "Wha .is to payl" - ; "Pay,
sir. for .what?"- ask turnpae.. matt.—,
""Why, for say hors to be sta:e.',° " Youi
horse; sir, .sir!. Here iaile..horse;. sir."--4
"-No horse ! Bless me!" said he,•stiddeitly
I looking . dowa between
. hialegs,.i.± . l tho
I I was on horseback." - - ...
-.- ar'There is a man in Indiana so Obi
that when the sheriff is after him he "cratvin •
into his rifle and watchei his adversary
. through the,toueh-hble.
,- . ,
gar_We suppose that there is quitct - ikpi
- Urge an - tunotuit of,csArr upon - the bk 4
npon-the.water, _ -