The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, May 13, 1837, Image 1

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TU have sworn upon the Altai- of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Itlaiu"
Vol 51 1 11C I.
IVnmJicr 8.
Spring is coming, spring m coming,
Uirds nro chirping, inset Is humming ;'
Flowers arc peeping from their sleeping,
Htrcnms escaped from winter's keeping,
In delighted freedom nulling, -Dance
along in music guhing; ,
Sccnoi of latn in doadncsa snddoned,
Smile in animation gladdened;
All is 1-enoty, nil U mirth,
All l glory upon" earth !
Shout nc, then, with naturo's voice, , '
Welcome spring! rejoice! rejoice!
Spring is coming; come, my brother, )
Let us rovo with one another,
To our Well remembered wild-wood,
Flourishing in nature's childhood;
Where; a thousand flowers nro infringing,
And n thousand birds aro eimring;
Where tbo golden sunl cams quiver
On the verdure girdled river;
Let our youth of feeling Out
To the youth of nature shout,
While the waves our voice,
Woleomo spring! rejoice! rejoice!
Or, Constancy In the Nineteenth Century.
The assertion that "What is every body's
business is nobody's," is true enough; but,
the assertion that "What is nobody's busi
ness is every body's," is still truer. Now,
a love affair, for example, is of all others, a
thing apart an enchanted dream, whore
"common griefs & cares come not." It is
like a matrimonial quarrel never to be ben
efitted by the interference of others; it is n
Hwcet and subtle language, "that none un
derstand but the speakers;" and yet this fine
and delicate spirit is most especially tho
object of public curiosity. It is often op
posed beforo it exists! it is taken for grant
ed, commented upon, continued and ended
without the consent of the parties them
selves: though a casual observer might sup
pose that they were the most iuUujest'U-,'fc
the busines;si-w- pogsi
,,0-iMcntion; but never was -so mueh atten
tion bestowed as in the little town of Allcr
ton, upon that progressing between Mr.
Edward Ilainsforth and Miss Emily Worfh
ington. They had been a charming couple
from their birth were called the littlo lov
ers from their cradle; and even when Ed
ward was sent to school, his letter homo
once a quarter always contained his love to
his little wife. Their course of true love
seemed likely to run terribly smooth, their
fathers having maintained a friendship as
regular as their accounts. Mr. Worthing
ton's death, howovcr, when Emily was
just sixteen, led to the discovery that his
affairs were on tho verge of bankruptcy.
Mr. Itainsfoith now proved himself a trim
friend; he said little, but did every thing.
Out of his own pocket he secured a small
annuity to the orphan girl, placed her in a
respectable family, and asked her to dine
every Sunday. With his full sanction,
"the little" became tho "youn'g lovers;"
and tho town of Allcrton, for tho first time
in its life, had not a fault to find with the
conduct of one of its own inhabitants.
Tho two old friends were not destined to
be long parted, and a few months saw Mr.
U Rainstorm earned to the same churchyard
wintlior lie had so recently followed the
companion of his boyhood. A year passed
away, anu Edward announced his intention
of (pray let us use the phrase appropriated
to such occasions,) becoming a votary oflhc
saffron god. Tho whole town was touch
ed by his constancy, and felt itself elevated
into poetry by being the sccno of such dis
interested affection. Hut, for the first time
in his life, Edward found there was anoth
er will to be consulted than his own. His
trustees would not hear of his marrying till
lie was two-and-twentv. tho timn tlmt Ms
fathers will appointed for his coming of
t age. i no rage and despair of tho lover
I were only to be oqunUud by the rago and
despair of tho whole town of Allcrton. Ev
ery body said it was tho crudest thing in
tho world and somo wontsofaras to proph
ecy that Emily Worthington would diu of
consumption beforo tho time came of her
.plover's majority. Tho trustees were dc
Mclared to have no feeling, and tho young
people were universally pitied. The trus
tees would not abato one atom from their
brief authority; they had said that tlioir
ward ought to seo a little of tho world, and
thoy wero both of' them mon of their word.
Accordingly, it was settled that Edward
should go to Loudon for the next throo
months, and seo how ho liked studying tho
taw. Hq certainly dm not like thu pros
pect at all; and his only consolation was,
that he should not loavo his adored Emily
exposed to the dissipations of Allorton.
She had agreed to go and stay with heraunt,
some forty milos distant, whore thoro was
not even a young curate in the ncighbor-
hood. 'J'lie town of Allorton was touch-
cd to tho heart by the whole proceeding;
no one spoke of them but as that romantic I
and devoted couple. I own that I have I
imown greater misiortune.s in 111c man mat
a young gentleman and lady of twenty '
should wait a twelve month before thoy
were innrnnd; but every person considers
their Own the worst that over happened,
and Edward and Emily were miserable to
their hearts content. limy exchanged I n hna especially of that attractive sort,
locks of hair; and E.'iily gave him a portfo-1 one on your own account even that was
I!., nlti-n:1miwl in. linvjrtir In Itilil in lil.ll j .1.- f ' 1-1.1 -CM 1 ..
Villi IIH HUU Hl lirwi, ivr lllilll nil IV
tors that she was to write. lie saw her
off first, under the care of an old servant,
to tlfc village were she was to stay. She
waved her white haudkerchief front the
window as long as she could sec her lover,
ami a little longer, arm men bqhk uacic into
a Hood of "falling pearl, which men call
Edward was as wretched, and he. was
also exceedingly uncomfortable, which helps
wretchedness on very much. It was
thought a wet ihv all his things were
paekoj up lor ne juniEcii was to start in
the afternoon when tlvjinail passed through
and never was young gentleman more
utterly at a loss what In do with himself.
In such a case an affair of the heart is a great
resource; and young Rainsforlh got upon
the coach-hex looking qiuto unhappily c-
nougn to satisiy urn people 01 Allorton. it
must be
owned Unit he anu the weather
equally brightened up in the course of a
couple of sti'gcs. . To bestirc, a cigar has a
gift of placidity peculiarly its own. If, I
were a woman I cdiould insist 011 my lov
er's smoking: if not of much consequence
before, it will be an invaluable qualification
after the happiest days of one's life.
Ill these days roads have no adventures
they might exclaim, with knife-grinder,
"Story! Lord bless you I have none to
tell!" we will therefore take our hero af
ter he was four days in London. lie is
happy in a lover's good conscience, for
that verv morniiurhc had written nlongjef-
1 I 1 1 -1 .11 ...M.iirr
ter. to hi?. b.eJaxitVrT7Mm .,11 ;.. -
twin, no nan nccn lorccu to neglect that
duty, so sweet anil so indispensable to an
absent lover. lie had, howovcr, found
time to become quite domesticated in Mr.
Alford's family. Mr. Alford was of the
first eminence in his profession, and had
two or three young men under his charge;
but it was soon evident that Edward was a
first rate favorite with the mother and two
daughters at all events. They were fine
looking girls, and who understood now to
look their best. They wero well dressed,
and it is wonderful how much the hair
"done to a turn," ribands which make a
complexion, and an exquisite chaussurc,
set off a young woman. Laura taught him
to waltz, and Julia began to sing duets with
him. Tho- heart turns round, as well as
the head sometimes, in a sauleusc, and then
it is difficult to ask these tender questions
appropriate to ducts, such as "Tell me,
my heart, why wildly beating?" "Canst
thou teach me to forget?" &c. without
somo emotion.
A week passed away, and tho general
postman's knock, bringing with it letters
from his trustee, who, as an item in his ac
counts, mentioned that ho has just heard
that Miss Emily Worthington who was
quite well, put him in mind that he had not
heard from her himself. Oh! how ill-used
ho foil; ho had some thoughts of writing
lo overwhelm her with reproaches for her
neglect; but on second thoughts, ho resolv
ed to troal her with silent disdain. To be
sure, such a measure took less time and
trouble than writing four pages to express
it would have dono. That evening ho was
a little out of spirits, but Julia .showed so
mueh gentle sj mpathy with hi sadness,
and Laura rallied him so pleasantly upon it,
that thoy pursued the subject long after
there was any occasion for it. The week
became weeks there was not a drawback
to the enjoyment of tho trio, excepting now
and then "some, old friend of p.tpa, to
whom we must lie civil; not," said Laura,
"hut that I. would put up with one and all,
excepting that odious Sir John lichnorc."
Edward had been in town two months
and a fortnight, when one evening, Julia
thoy had been singing "Meet me by moon
light alone" asked him to breakfast with
them. "I have," said sho, "somo com
missions, and papa will trust 1110 with you."
He breakfasted, and attended the bhie-cyed
Jtina to owau is iugur s. "iow 1 nave
some conscience! exclaimed sho with ono
of her own sweet, languid smiles. Julia
had an especially charming smile it so
flattered tho person to whom it was ad
drotiscd. It was that sort of smito which it
is" impossible lo help taking as a personal
complimont. "1 have a littlo world ofshop
ping to do bargains to buy nctling silks
to chooo and you will never havo pa
tience to wait. Leave mohoro foran hour,
anil then come hack now bo punctual.
Let mo look at your watch ah! it is just
cloven. Good-bye, I shall expect you ex-
aetly at twelve."" j
She turned into the shop with a most be-
coming blush, so pretty, that Edward had
'nail a mum 10 nave lonoweu ner inr anu
quoted Moore's lines
(ib! let 1110 only brenthfltlioair
Tha blpuKod air that's breathed, hy thee;"
but a man has a natural antipathy to shop-
ping, and oven the attraction of a blush, and
lost in tho formidable array of ribands, silks,
and bargains
"llought because (hey may be wanted,
Wanted becauso they may bo had."
Accordingly, he lounged into his club,
; and Ihe hour was .almost gone hciorc lie ar-
. rivC(1 !lt Swa & piUWs. jij.. tou um
, .,, n,i ,u , thmml.tu-hm -
sweet temper she must have not to show
the least symptom of dissatisfaction? on tho
contrary, her blue eyes . were softer than
usual. 1'y the time thoy arrived at her
father's door he had also arrived at the a-
1 j, Coiir-lusion that ho could do no
wronir.They parted hastily; for he had a
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' ,i,:
were to meet in the .evening, and a
and little tender things which he in-
u,ml(1(, t0 0CCupicd him till the end of
j,jg ,.;-
When the evening came, and after a toi
let of that particular attention which in
nine cases out of ten one finds loisure to
bestow 011 'oncs-clf, he arrived at Mr. Al
ford's house. The first object that caught
his attention was Laura looking, as the A
mcricans say, "dreadful beautiful." Site
had on a pink dress, direct from Paris, that
(lung around its own atmosphere dc rose,
and nothing could be more finished than
her whele ensemble. Not that Edward
noted the exquisite perfection of all the fem
inine and Parisian items which completed
her attire, but he was struck by the general
cllcct. lie soon found himseu nqjUiJ.-"
i....Mu.B-iov(ueftMo'tierrrind his
vanity was flattered, for sho was the belle
of the evening.
It is amazing how much our admiration
take its tone from the admiration of others:
and when to that is added an obvious ad
miration of ourselves, the ih rn is irrc
sistable. "He sure," said Laura, in that
low, confidential whisper, which implies
that only to one could it be addressed, "if
you spc me bored by that weariful Sir John
Uelmorc, to come and make mo waltz.
Really, papa's old friends make mo quite
undutiful!" There was a smile accompa
nying the words which seemed to say, that
it was not only to avoid Sir John that she
desired to dance with himself.
The evening went off most brilliantly;
and Edward went home with the full in
tention of throwing himself at the facina
ting Laura's feet the following morning,
and, what is more he got up with tho reso
lution, lie hurried to Ilarlcy street, and
how propitious the fates are sometimes!
found tho dume dc sex penxces alone. An
offer is certainly a desperate act. The
"Who shall school tho hearts aflectioul
Who hhall banUi its regret;
If yon blamo my deep dejection,
Teach, oh! touch 1110 to forget !"
Sho entered, looking very pretty, hut ex
tremely pale. "Ah!" thought Edward, "she
is vexed that I allowed myself to be so en
grossed by her sister last night."
"So you arc alone," exclaimed she ; "I
havo such a piece of news to tell you! Lau
ra is going to be nurned lo str John lie!
moro. How can she marry a man she pos
itively despise.' '
"It is very heartless," replied Edward,
with groat emphasis.
"IS ay," replied Julia, "but Laura could
not Iivo without gaiety. Moreover, sho is
ambitious. I cannot pretend to judge for
her; wo never had a taste in common."
"You," said Edward, "would not have
so thrown yourself away!"
"Ah! no," answered she, looking down,
"the heart is my world." And Edward
thought he had never scon any tiling so love
ly as Iho deep blue eyes that now looked
up full of tears.
"Ah, too convicting, duigcrouIy dear,
In woman's eyes, th' unanswerable tear."
Whither Edward might havo floated on
tho tears of Iho "dovc-oyed Julia" must re
main a question; for at that moment most
unusual occurrence in a morning Mr. Al
fred came into his own drawing-room.
"fco, madam, ' ho exclaimed, in a voice
almost inarticulato from anger, "I know it
all. You wore married to Captnin Darco
yostorday; and you, sir," lurniiigto Edward
"made yourself a party to tho shameful de
ception." "No," inlorrupted Julia; "Mr. Ruins
forth believed mo lo bo in Swap and Ed
gar'n shopjliu whole time, Tho fuel was,
I only pawed through it." ,
Edward stood aghast. So tho lady, in-
stead of silks and ribands, was buying, per-
haps, the dearest bargain of her life. A tew
moments convinced him that ho was dc
trop; and he left the father storming, and j
mo uuugmur m m-ncries
On his arrival at his lodgings, he found
a letter lroin Ins guardians, in which ho
found the followinir entered amomr other
"Mies Emily Worthinginn has
been ill, but is now recovering." Edward
cared at this moment, very little about the
health or sirknoss of any woman in the
world. Indeed, he rather thought Emily's
illness was a judgment upon her. If she
had answered hit letter, he would have been
saved all his recent mortification. lie de
cided 011 abjuring the flattering and fickle
sex forever, and turned to his desk to look
over sonic accounts to which he was refer
red by hw.gtiaidians AVhilo tossing the
papers abuut, half-listless, half-fretful, what
should crtch his eye but a letter with the
seal not broken! lie started from his seal
in consternation. Why, it was his own
epistle to Miss Worthington! No wonder
that fcho had not written; she did not even
know his address. All tho horrors of his
conduct, now stared him full in the face,
i'oor, dear, deserted Emily, what must her
feelings have boon
! lie could not bear to
p , TT . .
ininlc ul tlicm. Ho snatched un a pern,
rdians, declaring that the
illness of his beloved Emily would, if they
did not jield, induce him to take anv mea
sure, however desperate: and that he in
sisted on being allowed to visit her. No
thing but his own eyes could satisfy him
of her actual recovery. He also wrote to
iMnily, enclosed the truant letter, and the
following day set ofl" for Allcrton.
In the meantime, what had become of
the. fair disconsolate? Emily had certainly
quite fulfilled her duty of being miserable
enough in the first instance. Nothing could
ho duller than the little village to which
was consigned the A ri'niWo' Allcrton.
I)a.v nw way she roamed not along the
beach, but along the fields towards the jiost
oflice, for the letter which, like the breeze
in Lord Byron's calm, "came it, -a.-fort-niirht
clansed. when one morning, as
she was crossing the grounds of a fine but
ucscrtcii place 111 tlie neighbourhood, she
was so much struck by the beautv of some
pink May, that she stopped to gather it;
alas! like most other pleasures, it was out
of her reach. Suddenly, a verv elegant
looking young man emerged from ono of
tne 'Winding patns, and insisted on gather
ing it for her. The flowers were so beau
tiful, when gathered, that it was impossible
not to say something in their praise, and
flowers lead to many oilier subjects. Em
ily discovered that she was talking to the
proprietor of tho place, Lord Ehnslcy.
and, of course, apologized for her intrusion.
He equally, ol course, declared, that his
grounds were only too happy in having so
iair a guest.
Next they met by chance again, and, at
last, the only thing that made Emily relapse
into ner lornicr languor was, a wet day
for then there was no chance of seeing Lord
Emsloy. The weather, however, was,
generally speaking, delightful and they
met, and talked about Jjord Uyron nay,
read him together; and Lord Elmsloy con
fessed that I10 had never understood Ins
beauties before. They talked also of the
heartlessness of the world, and the delights
of solitude, in a way that would have charm
ed Zimmerman. One morning, however,
bro't Lord Ehnslcy a letter. It was from
Iih Uncle, short and sweet and ran thus:
"My dear George.
"Miss Smith's guardians have at last lis
tened to reason anil allow that your rank
is faiily worth her gold. Conic up, there
fore, as soon as you can, and preserve your
interest with the lady. What a lucky fel
low you arc to have fine eyes for they havo
carried tho prize for you! However, as
women aro inconstant cpmmodilies at the
best, I advise you to lobe 110 time in secu
ring tho heiress. Your affectionate uncle.
"Toll them," said tho carl, "to order
post-horses immediately. I must bo off to
Loudon in the course of half an hour."
During this half hour ho despatched his
luncheon, and for Lord Elmsloy was a
perfectly well-bred man despatched tho
following note lo Miss AVorthinglon, whom
ho was to havo met that morning to show
her the remains of tho heronry;
"My dear Miss Worthington.
"Hurried as I am, I do not forget to re
turn tho volume of Lord Uyron you so 0-
bligingly lent me. How 1 envy youjho
power ofrcmammg m the country tins de
lightful season whilo 1 am forced to im
murQ myself in hurried and noisy London.
Allow mo to ofl'orthe best compliments of
your dovotod servant,"
No wnnilpr Hint Emily toro the note which
sho received with smiles and blushes into
twenty pieces,' and did not get up to break
fast tho next day. The next week sho had
a bad cold, and was seated in a most dis-
consolate - looking altitude and shawl, when
a letter was brought in. It contained tho
first epistle of Edward's and tho following
words in the envelope:
"My adored Emily,
"You may forgive mc I cannot forgivo
myself. Only imagino that tho inclosed
lotlor has by some strange chance remained
in my desk, and 1 never discovered the er
ror till this morning. You would pardon
me if you knew all I have suffered. How
I have reproached you! I hope to see you
to-morrow, for I cannot rest till I hear from
your own lip3 that you have forgiven your
faithful and unhappy "Edward."
That very morning Emily left off her
shawl, and discovered that a walk would do
her good. The lovers met the next day
each looking a little pale. Emily returned
to Allcrton, and the town was touched to
the very heart by a constancy tlmthad stood
such a test.
"Thrco months' absence," as an oldlady
observed, "this is a terrible trial." The
guardians thought so too and themarriage
of Emily Worthington to Edward Rains'
j forth soon completed the satisfaction of the
I town of Allorton. During the Bridal trip,
tho young couple were one wet day at an
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Miss Alford with sir Jolm Bclniro. j nev.
cr heard that the readers made either of
thom any remarks as they read. They re
turned to Allcrton, lived very happily, and
were always held up as touching instances
of first love and constancy in the nine
teenth century. L. E. L.
SPRING. Of all coquets which wero ever court
ed, 110 other surely can vie with the nymph spring.
Wo frequently meet her in February, uniling, bland
& flattering. You feel hcrblandishuienta enter your
heart tbo Jiaxt morning her mother winter meeU
youin all the frigid vindictLvcncss of her nature y our
blood runs cold in your veins, and so stem is tho
parent that you dare not even enquire for her daughter.
March comes, and ho docs again Spring, just a3
coaxing, deceiving nnd faithless as in February; but
who can rcitthesniiIoofi)i"i- N, lr train
is as long as before, and altogether as changeful as
her favors. Hush! What sound is that! It comcs
fitful from tho regions4 of tbo north-west. A chill
passes over our veins. We look fearfully arouHtV-fc-exclaim
anxiously, "Where is Spring! " A rudo
blast stops, and our whole framo feels again the icy
glance of Old Winter.
April arrivc!i, but accompanied by tho now old &
decrepit winter. Wo seo Spring weeping and lin
gering behind; and on tbo fuco of her daughter, wo
now f.ce more of sincerity. Her smiles are softer,
sweeter, and more of the sister is in her mien.
Throughout tliis month, the lingering mother seems
reluctant lo lose her power, & envious of tho increas
ing favor of her daughter. .Naturpmust, however,
bo obeyed, and as the bloom deepens nnd the fragranco
of Spring spreads over tho earth, old scowling winter
venting more and more faintly her evil temper and
regrets, Etill breathes. ,
May opens her portals and Spring, now. ready
to enter on her inheritance, like all other heiresses, is
followed by crowds of admirers, who aro yet from
time to time startled with tho dying groans of win
ter ; but Spring scattering garlands on every tide,
forgets and causes her mother to be forgotten.
On tho first balmy morning of June, nono inquiaes
for winter. All is now Joy and Fromisc, and Spring,
now the uncontrolled mistress of immense domains,
sits in all tho majesty of a Queen.
To a young man nothing is so important as a
spirit of dction (next to his Creator) to t.omo vir
tuous and omiaMo woman, whoso imago may occupy
bis heart and guard it on from the pollution which
besets it on all sides. Nevertheless, I trus-t that
yourfendiiess for the company of tho ladies may not
roll you ol tno timo which ought to Ikj ilc otetl to
reading, nmabovo all thatit may notacquiroforyou
the reputation of a Dangler, in itbelfborderingontho
contemptible, and toriously detrimental to your pro
fessional character. cautious old Squarctocs. who
might have no objection to employing such a one at
Ihe bar, would perhaps be shy of introducing him as
apraclitioncr in his family, in case ho should have n
pretty daughter, sister or niece; although all experi
ence shous that of all male animals, tho Dangler is
tho most harmless to tho ladies, who quickly learn ,
with tho intuitive sagacity of tho sex, to make a con
venience of him whilo ho serves for a butt also.
American Roys. An American of ten
or twelve yoars of ago is as much of a young
man as an European at sixteen; and when
arrived at that age, he is as usoful in business
and as much to lie relied on, as a German at
21, or a Frenchman at 50. Something
similar lo it may also bo found in England;
but neither climate nor education promote
it to tho same oxtent as in America. From
tho earliest poriod of his life a young Amer
ican is accustomed to rely upon himself as
the principal artificer of his fortune. What
ever he learns or studies is with a iew to
future application, and the moment ho
leaves school ho immerses into active life.
His reputation, from the timo ho is ablo to
think, is tho object of his most anxious care,
as it must affect his future standing in soci
ety, and incrcaso tho sphere of his useful
ness. Grund on America.
Education is a better safeguard for liber
ty than a standing army. II wo retrench
the wagos of the schoolmaster, wo must
raise tho wagos of tho rccmiting sergeant.
(&peccli 01 uuwaru fcvereu.