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FOR THE MINERd' JOURNaiL.
Row sinks the glorious orb of dsy,
Far, far in yonder western skiOs ;
BeintO, the beauties of his rev,
As on the world it faints, and dies ;
That - glorious orb shall rise
With majesty and grace divine,
O'er natures darkners, lie
. shall deign
The prince of light; divinely.shine,
Thou brightest orb, of glorious tight,
That opens wide the gates of flay,
With all thy beams, angelic bright,
Drive far the gloom of night !away
At thy presence, inferior orbs :
Recede, will shun toy purer light,
Till darkness breaks the mystiechords,
• That hide their glories trum by sight
Thu mil, and moon, and starry Heaven,
Together with this globe, roust die ;
'•Like valleys sink, and mountains riven,
In moral tesolation lie.
The scenes of wore being clos'd,
.And death-like Bonne* reign, around,
"Call'd op again from their repOse
/n the new Heavens, with
ORLAGod be found
• N DO.
Tort Cat in, Dec. 22d. 1838.
Exchange at New York, on London
94 to 10 per cent. premium.
Explosion.—Forty lives were recently lost
by an explosion in a coal mine belonging to
Decry Carwen, Esq . ., at Loca near Whitehaven,
The overseer. imprudettly used a candle instead
of a Davy Lamp in examining the workings
while the men were waiting at the bottom ()Pile
shaft. Any' miner in our vicinity having friends
working in these mites can .aspertdin their late
by calling at our office.
The respected minister of . Darlington, the
Rev. Mr. Minton, and his brother, have given
the very liberal ;sum of .C 2,000 towards the en
dowment of the new church. - s
Two copper coins, one of the: reign of Galien
us,•Roman Emperor. and our own Edward
bare • lately -been found in Lancaster church'
Ludicrous Mistake.-4. great restraint placed
on the expression of public opinion throughout
the Austrian dominions, but more successfully in
Austria Proper than in Hungary. Here politics
a:e freely discussed ; notiso there. At Vienna.
an Englishman ilia a cafe was speaking to a
friend 'about his parnality for ..tea, and observed
in the language of the country, "Ici liche thee,"
er, "I'm food of tea." One of these undress po
lice, catching mdistine.tiv the last three sylables,
immediately accosted him, saying, "Sir, liberty
is a word pOt to he , unered an Austria
fact, as Napoleon decreed iMpossuble to be „ex
cluded from the French language. so liberty is
declared not to be in Austria.—Ellicit's Three
Mr. O'Connell and the Li-h Tithe Bill.—Mr.
O'Connell, in a Idler to his constituents. publish
ed last week, gikes a defence of himself for hay.
ing supported the Irish Tithe . measure ;
Increase of Bellaat.—There are, at present, in
course of erection, or ready for -occupancy, in
Belfast end its suburbs, .ipwards of 120 dwelling
houses, many of them of the first class,'excluisive
of seveieal large stores. fur the provision and
other trades, and two extensive Weaving factories.
Belfast, I.lfithin the last 20 year's, has not only
doubled itk_ population, but its extent— a rapidity
of inereanot surpassed:ifequalled by any oth.
er town i the United Kingdom.
Goadrrune.—A countryman while raising
stones so e days ago in a farm in the barony of
Knock ni 'iy, in this county, was fortunate enough
to fi nd u. er a heavy flag, an earthen vessel con..
tainifik - a latie - trumber of gold coins ?,f various
kinds, Wine of them of great antiquity and all in
perfect fireservation. Among them we observe
guineas of the reign_of William lit. some large
Fortsiguuse, and small Roman coins, all bright
and of th p crest gold, There was an aperture
under ' h stone large enough to admit a hand to
teach th ' treasure —lb. •
' An ex raordinary fiskwaa taken out of Lough
Foyle, n ar Muff, last week—its head and body
were ne fly of equal sizes presenting an appe
„ ranee so nothing like a section of a misshapen
•hour-gla —its colour *as Muddy grey, and it
looked Ii e a mass of thick genii; it was furnished
with et tl• tails , along the sine of each of which
. appease a number of 'emelt:orifices, evidently
for the urposes of recuring its pray by stictiOn.
It has qa :1 pronuunced by ;a scientific gatemen
a very c nous specimen of the cattle fish—though
some w gs to the country, •on seeing it so well
furnish in , he tail-way, '.denominated ,t as a
Tow a ace.—The number of adherents in
Zdiabu g, to the principleb of total abstinence
,from 0 spirituous liquors lies, we are credible
inforrneli, been increased to 8,090. -
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LLL . TZALCH . YOU TO PIZICILI'LLIC ill WSLIl f OP TIM 11111171141WIALINCL -0.
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The Advantage of being rall.-7Alk young
Scotchman, who the other day 'was a , pr pate. in
the 92nd regiment., nOwstitioned at • being
so remarkable till that he was unable stand
upright in a sentry•box, in cohsequenip p hmoted '
to the rook- of corporal.
Glasgow, Paisley, and Ayr Rail Way i—Prom
the half•yearly repoit of this railway} learn
that the directdrs have resolved on cordpletibg .
the whole of the through line from Air tp Glas•
gow in the first instarce, by which mean} an im•
mediate divittne,wilt arise, and . the; whole ex
pense of construction will, skiing to the iconem•
ie.al arrangements of the directors, not &Rimini to
above 350,000/,•or certainly under 490.0001.
The Edinburg papers eontaie a letter tram the
Earl of Elgin, suggesting a colossal 4tatOe of the
Duke of Wellington shohld be .erected on the
summit of Arthur's seat. , ,
Fattier!! Fee;ling in Scotland —A.Saitch car
respondent, Who 'lays little stress cm iiililie meet-
ings and their acclamations," but is tyelllbequain
ted with the "under current" 'public fieling in
North Britian, informs us that there his llseareely
a village in the Lowland d istrict but hasfiita poht.
lea! rp.vociation on the.;Univeraal :$ rage or
Chtirtist principle. He is convinced tha 'the time
is not tar distant when the effect of these opera
tions will be formidable. There are tin outfit'.
siasts among the agitators, and, as he truly ob
serves, "enthusiar.m always tells;! and these
struggles will not be wi . tbout result.. Tits age of
. 'tittlf CIM "
. .i rapidly passing awayomii open who
believe their ufdinary,routing of exiatenoe neces
s4ry and eternal, will be startled seine Ffiae day
from their dream.—Scotaincie. l?` ji
Roman Aritigaity.-o,n Saturday, the wont
men` employed upon the railway from lihestcr 10.
Crewe, found at the depth of seven . 0t under
ground, r n ancient pig of lead, the Weight of.
which I- 1701ba.; the length, tWentY foir inches;
width , six inches ; thickneiti, four inches; and
upon tin upper surface of it, in ralsedl capitals,
is the following inscription ; —imr‘i var. vu. T.
imr. in. cos. vor Imperatore Vespasto Styli
mum Ttto Imperatore Tertio Cuuidle, which an
swers to the year ,7 3
. or 74. A .. DI Op one side
is the word naraxsoi. . The Mites In which this
curious antiquity was round, is i 'ineti i t• farvin
Bridge, on the road from Chester to Loon, about
two hundred yards on the north side of the turn
pike.gate. The field is very near tije ancient
Roman road from Mancunlum (Manchester,) by
Kelrall and Holme street, to Clasater,iand but a
short distince from the phice where • I t i im Roman
alter (dedicated by the 20th legion to e nymph"
and fountains; was discovered,4A.,i D. 18 - 21.
Similar pieces of lead have been Mund t , at differ-"
l ent periods, in various parts of Britian i and some
of them are very minutely deadiild by Mr.
Pennant, in his tour in Wales„vol. Is, page 56,
quarto edition. He ea vs, "I am satisfied that the
ore which produced this lead, was du g iind smelt
ed either in that part of Flintabirel anciently
called Tegangle, or the summer'] rdaidence of
Cangi or Ceangi ; or from the r4idi
• ce of the
same order of people either in Dodd hshire, or
some neighbouring coUnty." It la a w in pos.
sessiou of Mr. Gardner of Eastgatd Ode, Ches.
ter. , • i
.Telegraph Deapatcs.,,;—The o ffi dial log book of
the telegraph. officefornishes the fidloWing aston
ishing record of the celerity witfristidh combo
°Mations by' the telegraph are pad!) between
Liverpool And Holyhead. ,• It is ; . tlie practice in
the office to communicate procisoli at doe o'clock,
in order that the different signal Isadore§ may
regulate their time pieces. Thii is rFlone by a
peculiar signal, made precisely at one, notifying
the time, and asking the qciesticid„ "-IS there.enti
thing to report 7" An answer is sctuttned, either
"Yea," or "No," as the case mai' be: • The dia.
lance between one place and the other ' s :72 miles,
and this signal, and the answer back;.(maliong a''
journey 1444 miles), are considereit unusually
long if they 'occupy one minute The average
time indeed, is little more th an lali that. period;
and on one - recent occasion the stkriall paved, and
an znswer returned is the. woncietfullyi short lapse
of twenty live seconds. When _ It ist ta ken into
consideration that there were ielevtlri different
stations on •the line, and only otie • Man at Web,
such rapidity of correspondence, ii linty nutria
, Rowland flill Riad no relined f a r hereditary
business, and lie hid a humorous ws7 of describ.
mg how a Peer provvided !or his family. "The
heir appearsnt." •eaid lie "swallows a g . n all the
landeo property ; of the other • son', the lad of
courage must be taught to fight.;
lad of CUP
• Ding is tutored to the law; am:Ube ii her lade, for
all lads are • not gifted with 'Musk, may do for the
Church !" .
Sing-Oar . Robbery.—X r'hbery, leffected1 ef
fected by means not lobe fain in the cat
alogue of numerous •ingenuit es in that
line of record, is reported tn„the Sema
phore of Marseilles. M.l T..tibbuttut; of
that city, had left his residen#, not long
since, intending to be absent a few days.
The day after his departare, his house
keeper and a female servant left in charge:
of the premises, were nitO.h Surprised at
the visit of three individuals, One of whom
exhibited a tri-colored sash as lithe insignia
1 of his office, and stated that M. Labuttut'
had suddenly died - of apoplex', and they;
must proceed to put the sealsAon the pro- .
perty. Having -proceedecCto'peke - out an,
inventory of the Furniture, they asked foe
the keys of the drawers, and found in a
. 1500 fr. besides shma articles •
plate. This they requesitedi the house
keeper lo take charge of antl on her ap
pearing unwilling to undertakit the responi
ability; they gave her a written andstamt
ped receipt Tor all the.moheyfound in thell
house, which they said Was *remaihdei
posited with the Judge'diPtds,accordi
to custom, adding to it- the plate, jewelry
&c. which it would -not fie prudent, the
said, to leavo in the ho; se., • They•the I ,
took their departure. . What was the a
tonisbment of the seritint4 4 when, twh,
days after, their' master made his appear'
twee. hale and itrongl The :Police ha
been endeavoring to find 'the 'obbers wh ,
it is known, had set off for Aittibes, but i't
is supposed' that they byre f crossedthii
Italian frontier. 11
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WILLAJ'A. 4:41.i1L-DAY MORNING **X: ; ER42.1838.
I From the National (Amite. • .
Frog ; NICHOLAS BIDDLE, Esquire; to'jhe
'F Hon. JOHN 'QUINCY—ADAMS,
'o the Honorable John Q. Adams
I: Washington D. C. .
t, Philadelphia, Deceniber lOtift,lB3& •
Mit Dzae Sia— • , .
The general resumption of specie perionts
presents a fit occasion to close our enreespood.
ence[tvith an explanation of the course of the
Bantof the United States 'in regard to that sub
ject. I; This shall-be_done briefly and finally.
ON the Ldth of May, 1837, the Bank. of New
Yor p t suspended speme payments. and their ex
am e was immediately and necrasertly followed
by tither Batiks id the United States. The
country was thus placed a situatigicf extreme
difficulty; from which it could be At:Mated only
by distant and 'igorous measures for it. protect
mini' The dangers were—the total prostration
of itk credit and character abroad—the deprecia:
tion' n prices of all its public seenrities and its
eta productions—and, last and worst,-that
the defensive remedy of suspension' might be
irockacted until it became itself a diiesse. • It
watanifest too that the calamity had outgrown
the ' opacity of mere politicians—that the .ountry
must take care of itself andycly only•upon itself
—Old ss, in times of peril, the voice of the hum.
Meat citizen may sometimes be heared above the
tutriult, 'my own personal position seemed to
Justify the assumption of testa nt and deep respon
sibilities. Accordingly, at the very . , moment.
whin this national misfortune occurred, immedi
ateiineasures were adopted to , mitigate and to
repair, it. Of these in Swirl order.
rAware that the first intelligence of the ells- .
petleion would degrade t.Se character of the
colintry, and subject us to the reproach of bad_
faith and inhotvency, I addressed a published
letier, which went to. Europe -at the same 'time
,will, We news of the suspension, in which 1 ,
actinic . ° to pledge myself for the fidelity of our
countrymen. In that lettef, of the 13th of May;
107, resid :—ln the meantime two great du
ties devolved on the Bank and the country. The
first regards toreign nations;—the second, our
owe. We owe a debt to foreigners, by•no means
large for our resource*, but disproportioned to our
present means of payment. We must take care
that this late measure shall pot stern to be an
etrt to avoid the payment of our honest debts to
thqm. We have worn, eaten. and drunk the
prOduee of their, industry,—too much of all per--
hajw—but. Mett is - our fault.- not their's. We
mily take less hereafter,—but•the country is dis
hcinored unless we discharge that debt to the at
For this purpose—the early and total discharge
of bur debt to loreignere—the, whclepower of the
Bank of the United States sae devoted. 1n such
a crisis it was evident that-if resort was bad to
rigid cartailment, • the ability to pay. would be I
proportionally diminished ;--;while the only true
askant was, to keep the country as much at ease
as consisted with its safety, so as to !noble the
debtors to collect their resources for the discharge
ofiwheir debts. For the same purpose the Bank,.
though entirely out of its course of 'business, and
in some degree of collision wit • , wit exalt
stirs interests, assumed an active siren to col.
1 --- rtsi-ei 2
lehting the debts of the Bank of Engle ,—gave
-every facility for the recovery of allAetits and
44ml:dated mu countrymen to this duti l by earnest
Ind constant appeals to their honor and their
trio interest. "With what a generous emulati o n
that,appeal was answered
. you - well know—fur it
tiuched a chord which lies deeptin all American
hearts. , if the universal distress which pervaded
the community could , not be witnessed without e
painful sympathy,- its melancholy was redeem;
eli by the high and manly spirit whicla it roused
throughout the country. For never, on its most
glorious fields 'of battle, was there displayed a
more lofty. sentiment of honor and courage than
Was then exhibited. The honest payment of debt,
-the homely duty of private.life—was elevated
by its univerialtiy into a sentiment of national , 1
honor,—as the whole country in mime pressed for
ward to its performance, es to some sacred and
patriotic obligation. Whatever could be paid, was
iiaid instantly and eheerftilly ; what it was im-
I,ossible to pay at once, wd secured with ample
interest fur the delay with en utter abandonment of
mere selfishness, and a disregard of any pecunia
ry sacrifice necessary to fulfill their engagements.
'ecordingly the manner in which the United
Plates have settled their immence commercial
debt to Europe is a lasting monument of their
Integrity. No Country could dave better per.
formed its duty. Even in the calmest moments
Of prosperity such a settlement could scarcely be
imagined as was accomplished amidst the genet..
el wreck and confdaion of all its great interests
with which the country was afflicted. The con
sequence is that the general credit of the country
never stood higher then at this moment;—for it
has now earned a distinction entirely exclusive•
and characteristic—that while the Government
of the-United States is the only Goernmcnt on
earth that has ever paid to the last cent its nation.
al debts, the people. of the United States have di..
charged their private engagements with ab unex
ampled fidelity ;—a civil glory this, worth a
thousand victories. ,
• In the midst of these troubles the character of
our instititions was threatened by a combination
of 'politicians in Pennsylvania, who endeavored to
establish. as the basis of American legislation,.
that a charter or other engagement made by any •
State Legislature was liable to be annulled
by any subsequent legislature—and still .more
effectually by spy political meeting ailed tf,lCom
vention—which is only another form of extraor
dinary legislation,—and an attempt was announ
ced to carry that dogma into affect at a Conven
tion then appraaching. The assertion of such a
eighth) , the State Government, to annul all its
engagements to foreigners, put 'forth at a moment
when thecountry was laboring under a temporary
inability to pay its debts, was calculated to des
troy all confidence in the integrity!of our Ameri.
can institutions,—ind I therefore Said to you in
my letter,This must notlhe.. It mudtbeideciad
whether this Penrisylvania f. ours is a. virtuous
community or a mere secret* of plunderers—nor
will the honor of the state be relieved either at
home or abroad from the stain whiCh a few small.
politicians wish to fix upon her, until the Con
vention adopts some selemn declarations that •
there is no power in thislnation capable of - viol.;
ling the sacred engagements of the State authciri.
Lids. That should be dote, and - if ;an* efforts of
mine may avail, that shall be dona,tor the honor
of the State, for the eharitetor of her lister States,
and kir the stability of oar popular• institutemi." -
Accordingly, when the Convention met, one of
its most decided acts war the folkolinewsiolution,
passed on the 21st of November, 1837.- ' - I--
Resolved, That it is the sense ottlile,Oonvek'
lion thatra chutes duly .*-gnanteed motet°
Assembly,. to a Bank or other private recuperations,
is, wien accepted, a contract with the parties to
whom the grant is Made; and if such charter be
unduly - granted or aubsequendy missed „ it may
be avoided by the-judgement of a Quirt °Oman*
in due courre of law, and not otherwire, Milers
)in nursuance of a powertsiort'sely reverteu in the
The obligations of the State Legislatures to
fulfil engagements made with foreigners
—and the anxiety of individuals. to pay iheir for
eign debts, being thus established, thb next care
was to enable both to comply with their contracts
at es little sacrifice as possible. -Id was due to
foreigners that every debt shouldbe laid—it was
due to ourtelves to make the most of gur resources
in the settlement. Now these resources consis
ted main'y in the politic securities, and the staple
productions of the country. - The shock of sue, l
pension would of coarse sink both to tbessinwest
point of depression, and it seemeiLexpedient to
t ave thenf front sacrifice by two. meaeure., applica- 1
ble to each.
. There can scarcely be any fo ' of security
ore safe than the liecna!ary enga meets of the
stuns: They have i most leen:eau soil=;-valua
ble products—infinite natural advalitages—uriu.
mil industry in developing them.J, They have
every thing but money,--and for that they are
; aide to pay, and willing to pay, much more than
the less proJ r tive induatry of Europe can afford
to pay. There loans MO, instead of tug wasted
in wars or extravagance, gate the direct improve
went of the borrowing Statese:-13 hat there can
be no better application of the me aof any .Eu
frepean capitatuit_than to double is income' by
American investments. Yet . all these requite
knowledge—local inforration—t e means of
exciting confidence ;—and it was !thought most
expedient-to establish an Amerman agency- in
Londols, as the common centre add the general
support. of all American sepurittes„:—where.,ii
addition to the appropriate besin t 7e of the Bank
itsefi, all the public and - corpora stocks of the
States, might find shelter and protection. -
- In like manner the derangeiolntof the cur
reap placed the staples of theth entirely at
the Mercy of the foreign perch r, who could
:rave dictated the terms .of sale to the prostrated
planter.- It was thought proper t avert that evil
by employing a large portion of the capital of the
. Bank in making advances on So there produce.
This had two effects—the first Was to provide
remittance to pay its own hoods id England, tau.
ed to the:New York merchants ip their extreme
distress, for as the bank could nut of course pur—
chase these staples, it made advances upon them
in the South, receiving in 'exchange- bills on Eu
rope. The second effect was to lt introduce into
the market a new competition, and thus prevent
the unconditional subjection of the planter to the
foreign purchaser. These advances were made
nut as in past years or. lie mere personal security
of the merchants,—which the gonfalon of all
private credit would have rendered toohezardous,
--but on the actual shipment of the produce to
an Amerean house in England, willing and able
to protect. American property from the reckless
Waste with which it has been too often 'thrown
into thernarket, with an entire disregard of all
American interests. The combination of these
causes—the application, of capital on this side and
the prudent reserve on the other—have saved
to the planting interest an amount which it is dif
ficult to estimate below ten or fifteen millions of
dollars. I believe, too, that nearly one half of the
commercial debt of-this country to Europe has
been paid by the merit difference between the
, actual sales of the securities and staples—end the
prices they would have•realixed had they been
thr3wn unprotected into the hand of Europeans.
These measures were essentially of a -temporary
nature—they Were measures of emergency adopt
ed in the midst of a public calamity and to be
discontinued With the -necessity welch caused
them. As soon therefore as -the capital and in
dustry of the country had time to subside into
their accustomed channels these operations were
reling.iished and now they have totally and final.
111. Touring these movements. it became int
_ portant to understand distinctly the course of
the Government. In my letter to you at the 6th
of Aptil last, I stated my "conviction that there
, could be no safe or permanent resumption of
, specie payments by the Banks until the policy of
L tho Government towards them wee changed.'
This change was soon and happily made. On
the 31th of May the specie circular requiring
payments in coin in the Land Offices, was repeal
ed by Congress. On the 25th of June the bill
called the Sub Treasury,: requiring coin' in all
payinente to the Government. was negatived.—
In the Month of July the Government agreed to
• receive an anticipated payment of the bonds of
the Bank to the amount of between four and five
millions of dollars in a credit to the Treasurer on
the books ofthe flank—and arrangements 'were'
made for the more distant public dlibureement ,
in the notes of the Bank, These arrangements
as honorable to the Executive officers, as they
were beneficial to the public service, brought the .
Government into efficient . cooperation for the
re-establishment of , the currency, and opened the
way to a resumption of specie payments. That
resumption accordingly took place throughout
the middle States on the lath of August, and in
, many of the South= and Western States soon
V. It remained only Wahl some 'of the South
western States for the same object. Their ac
-1 tivity in extending their public and private int
, provements bad made them: debtor States, and
depreciated their currency by its excess. Bat
they bad abundant resources'. and perfect wit.
lingness, to pay—and all that was needed seem.
ed, to be a Longer period to recruit their exhaust
ed means—rso as to derive fiom the approaching
eaps, by a short anticipation. ability to meet
their 'engagements. ' The Bank of the United
States has used its utmost endeavors for that
purpose, by making advent*s to the amount of
Many millions to the Banks in those States; all
of whom-will it is presumed, by the month of
'January, resume specie payments, and thus
complete the circle etresuroplion throughout the
And now, upon reviewing the events which
followed the suspeneioe. it its a source of great
gratification to see that all that a was designed
to do s has been dose. 1
It was proposed hi proteo the character of the
country from thefiret • aback of the suspension—
tO effect the honorable discharge of our: [emir]
debt with the least sacrifice of the property- or
the debtors-4o vitdicsate• the good` faith of
State Legislatures—to discourage all' premature
attempts to resuntds.-bats by a cautious delay
: for those States which ware teen prepiied, ae•
comPlieb a criiversel resumption. Alt theist are
dons, troubles elks country: have hap.
fit tbsfuture it is Mitt& to speak; but in
that (dole the Brink of the I7oitedl>4tc will* 0
longer occupy Zti pact Pesitints. The Sink of
the Untied had ceased to be a national institution
411836, and • Was' preparing to occupy its new
place as a State Bank,, when the troubles of 1837
furred ifin some degree back into its old position
and it then devoted- all its power to assist in
carrying the country_ whoa 'through Its recent
troubles: Raving done this, its extraordinary
duties ceased. For the 'future, it abdicates this
inauluntery power. - It has no longer any respon
sibility to the Union. It . now desites only vu.
pose, and it will take its rank . hereafter, as a
simple State Institution, devoted c.xelusively- to
its own special concerns. - •
1 rejoice, too, that th is new position of the
Bank abs olves me from many cares and duties.
In the general confusion of public Altus during
the last two yea rx it has been my lot to be more
prominent - than my own inclivation ,prompted,
and often to assume a station which would have
better fitted others. . But public calamities justify
the apparent forwardness they require,—ai
great dangers are best met by defying. them.---
l‘ly task is now ended-'—and ',gladly withdraw
from these respossibilitile, carrying with .me
the only satirSataion 1 ever sought in them,—the
consciousness of having done my duty to the
country at a good calico; ,
• With great regard, yours, &e.
TUE COQUE il."11E,
islt JOHN ST. HUGH MILLS.
"The earth hath bubbles, as the artier hath.
Aqui these are of them !" . '• - .
Ullit MARY HAILT.WELL was a yOung,
beatitui, accomplished girl: of seventeen,
and she _knew. it I have said she was
beautiful ; but what words can' describe
her loveliness'! In a picture it would
have appeared flattery of the sea ; her
complexion so transparent and brilliant ;
her large blue eyes, dreaming of love, hid
under a fringe of long silken lashes ; pout
mg lips, like a spoiled child's, and auburn
flowing ringlets dancing upon shoulders
rivalling alabaster ; her figure tad and
stately as a queen's, (on the stage,) and
but—l loathe, hate, detest the word but
—how often when our 'hopes are buoys t
with expectation our anticipation upon th
eve of being realized—when in pups but t
disappoint and spoil the fun—l ought to
have been a married, happy fellow ; but 1
am miserable Mr. Single, growling with
the gout and rheumatism. I was a young,
good-looking fellow, but I am old and
wrinkled, and but for coquetry, Lady Ma.
ry would have been perfection personified.
The evening arrived for the much-talk
ed of fete at Devonshire I-louse, and lady
Mary, accompanied by her mother the
countess, at a late hour- proceeded to the
"balls of dazzling light." As they enter.
ed the spacious saloon, a tall and elegant
young officer dressed in•the splendid u•
niform of the horse artillery, threaded his
way through the crowd of rank, wealth
and bea, ; and, with a slight blush and
hesitating manner, said to them; .'.‘ His
grace has been quite distressed at your la
dyship's prolonged absence."
“Then, pray, relieve the duke's unhap
piness, Captain Stracy, by informing him
we are here," said Lady Mary, with a toss
of her well-placed aristocratic head, de
lighted at the se n sation created by defer
ring her presencek_
“The sun requires no avant
to inform us of his rays present," said the
duke, bowing low, having with his usual
elegant auention, perceived the entree of
the belle of the fashionablemorld.
Lady Mary curtsied to the high-flown_
compliment, and smiled with satisfaction
at seeing the surrounding brilliant rivals
envying the marked attention of his grace,
who, offering her his arm, led her through
the suite of beautiful rooms, classically
arranged with that perfection of taste on
ly to be found in the bia b hlyse- i ducated and
"Who will you confer the happiness 01
dancing with 1" inquired the duke, auriv,
ink at the apartment appropriated to- the
poetry et actual.
your ladyship favour me l" sup
plicated Captain Stracy . , who followed
their footsteps with. perseverance and,per.
• "Really, Captain Stracy, I shall be most
delighted," replied Lady Mary, disen
gaging her arm from the duke, who, bow
ing, left the beauty, observing, "Stracy,
you may consider yourself the luckiest
fellow in the world."
"1 believe you are an admirer of flow
ers, -Lady Mary," observed CaptainStra
cy, takipg their places in the quadrille.
"Indeed I, am passionately fond of them, ,
they are so exquisitely poetical and en
chanting," replied Lady Mary, with en
"You, perchance, understand the lan
guage of floweret" said Stracy. • .
"1 take so great en interest in all ree
fing to them that 1 lave paid great at
tention 'to that ea:stera perfection of ro
mance," replied Lady Mary:
"tour acceptance of this bouquet will
confer pleasure upon me," is, with trem
bling' bend and fltisheditieek, he prawn
ed an elegant collection of exoticks.
lady Mary glanced at them as she se•
cepted the gift, and - at oncesats the ern
blemeletafftictibe end tve; andi• smiling ,
'even more flittering than her words, said,,
"1 will retain even the leaves when with.;
erect, Captain Strawyans. rethembrancad
of the most . delightful evening or any ex.tl
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---- Akitiiiii moment StinceyitigtV*4.l. : : I i
excittish teyond-Aescription. 4 -F4ll 40,7, - -• : - '1
time %ti had`'loved her-loved iviiiii44 l • • ' .
ray - h :: : f [affection that tn* ade allettitrn e .,„W, --e -
stderlitions mere shadows cumpt4e , ko,l
theAbotribt of her' his heart le is c: - •
pletely prostrated at her shrine ;I. to : 4010
he gaztid upon her inatchleei fririt4'; :: : :„ . •
.lixikbed. : with *that deep feeling or : 004;114'
which must spring tom the secfet•444 .
of th a e• inmost recovers of the - rjeul4*
Joved as man should love, and ivotnete , u)i.‘
preciate.. Whirling 'from the isittirof . :l.
beautiful idol,,scarcely.cimscious.whathet . •
on his heels or head, and difEcnit-t0,„4, -
ride which danced most rapidly, his heart
or -his .fiset, he was returning to,ber"reidik . •
and within a ehort distance, wlisEltilgt
his eyes from the ground, be :111;4 aghiiiik
at-phlceiving her : turned half round from
hilt' talking to the duke, careleie'ly -pluck..
nig teat by leaf, flinging, or rather ptiiiiiiy p t:
[ tingj the blossoms to fall regardleuly vti :
"I.lteg your pardon," said Lady m fl it -
"but reallyl fear my intei est-in his graffiN '• .
most amusing anecdote - has caused iutriii •
spoil my pet flowers."
-“They basked in the sun of your smiled _
: for a moment, to be withered and torgettee. T
: —an emblem of the ambitious reaching; '.
and:ill• placed hopes df man;" said•Stitteeyi '
with bitterness. . . - „::
• ' ';sommon.r,
_~... - .
"Really that is very prettily said; Cap.,:
tam Shiley.' Pray, may:l intjuirawkits: - -
new novel is graced,with such terahliielil..-
timent asked . Ludy Mary, with an
"It's not new, -I feat," said . Strarisyr;
pointedly; "but an .elery day scene in,the
farce of life."
"Now do give the dear playa tirivy”ll.o:
every poet, outlier and set ibbiawoolconiii
is coutiuually dwelling upon the -thread.
bear tale of—all the world's a stage-the
drama of existence-4--the•tarceorli....bnl .
I am heartsick of suck stuff I" lexclataieit
Lady Mary. • •
"We will call it then a great, inistalii:
or :always in errour," said the duke, °Vet
tiettrivg the co.iversatiou.
shall *nave an amendment, ma : it
please sour grace," said Lady -. Mayy,‘44,
erasing the word always, and inseituili ,
Captain Stracey in errour."
Why .me, in particular t' .
"Your via-n•cis has great reason tq 'say,
so," said Lady Mary; "for she ban bees,
dancing NI the last minute, and you-bavek,
iniost ungallantly permitted_ har,,,to;tiltsta
grace and elegance by not returning*ini.
Away glided Stracey to apologias, for,
his Misconduct, and upon returning-again.
sdw. the duke in conversation with
"It's quite clear," thouglit.,*tracay,„
"that his grace is smitten, anififitoitt
stand - no , 'Chance whatever, not even dull,
remotest; however, to-morrow
be brought to a conclusion, one wiy. ar.-,,
the others for notwiehotandin the evident.
gratification she experiences from his
tentions, I am convinced that I am tiop to.
billy indifferent to her'"
He was right in his•conjecturesoAdv
Mary admiied the fine, ainnly s'figtir:e it
the young officer, his xelfinenient-vf-man- .
ner and brilliant intellecv; but, inputted
of the deep impression he- had- made,'
checked, his advancements, ,fitidlog they.
were approaching.to an issue_ wt,u d
compel an affirmative or a negative, • Y 6 itit.
in at that period neither to accept lint
reject him. The ,attentions . 9flthd duke .
had been marked for • a considerable
9d, and notwithstanding report syud-his
determination was never_ to marry,
Lady Mary had a distant holm of nstun.
ishing the world, by •becoining the beau. ;
tiful, -fascinating, And leading du:1444 of.
'Devonshire. 'She:did not, could4l4lov°,
the duke; he vitas ' , old enough --"WC-bitAeit
father, but s then - bis title, his orificelk . - .. .kfar..
tune , and palaces, itereampkto'nilitetip
that deficiency in the - scale 441441 - 444itud i;
happiness. So thought her 'fittikiilip3
but thoughts are often based lipertiiis'idryi
shallow foundation ; the dukes ifigions!,
: were merely those that a mari*Ytlapww#4 .
-to a lovely woman whed be has thi(*pcig,
tunity ; her beauty- was •attracti*lti - dui
extreme; it gratied hint to- be tieriv'hOi' t
her ,conversation sparkled tvitiNifilid
refined - language; it pleased -hhetlithelii.,
her use these feminine weep:9l474k
and deeence ; it charised . ,„kitiptlioris). - :,:til;
the melodious tones strUcV4*Hiel.rein....,
bling harp as her taper'fingefs , ,ritn oyert .
strings, accompanie 'by' bet' SOO,- flat
like, voice; but for her tieX'rflift
'There .srissnne days that girt :ellandellile.
Days that obliterate the palt;•antkitie*ik;..-....4
The &tore of the color wlitch:thisyti.o.l.-
A day may be a dertinylfor
Lives in but little-4mt thstfitiks,teiniSit, .4424 i
With some unerchmosi,..thet:„m.tatittimoo%
Stracey procesded•to .. -snideiliAkt f .p . 344,
ordeal of po_tti,**(944o.oifien.; 11*
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ceis of his 'yet he; ter
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