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From tlio tlouitvVllc jrtlunil.
Our readers vviHcco froirt the following lin'esi
hat the Sprinjr la giving birth to piretry it bcauti
Vul as its oVn tlovvcrs.
BeautcollS Spring! I love Uly bow'crT,
Thy many hucd and scented flowers',
ThA glorious dyes
Of thy sunsctskrei,
And the sweet repose of thy rrloohhgnt n'oVfor.
Musical Sprlnrjl hdw sweet thtt Song1
Thou b'rcAthcrt the bowers and gleans a'rnorlgt
While leaping rills
And breezy hill3
And rocks it'ild vila the riotes prdlohg;.
tBountcolis Sprihg! lliou brin j'st dowers,
i And freshening ilews to the laded bowers;
8 Unchain'et the rills
And o'er vales and hills
our'stdown the suft and gentle showers
While sigh thy. gale of rich perfurnc,
And wave th flowers V fairest blobin
' 'Oir those who feUcfy ..,. '
In Jho peaceful rest of the gf aspy torrioi
Delightful Springl I kneel to heat
Thy eloquent song breathed soft and clealr
O'er hill and dale,
While tho balmy galb
Bears every sound to my listening can
'Oh! soft Is the gentle lullaby, '
And puro and clear tho violet sky
And tho rain-bow wing
Of the Emerald Spring
is fanning my brow as tho wanders by
Oh! here with a glowing heart I bringi
My puro and grateful offering
Of thanks and love
To the God above.
Who rriade the eloquent, Btdorri'ing Sjiririgi
TUB MaitCIl.lJf'S JJJlUGtlTElt,
X SKITCII FOUND IK THE rOUTFOLlt) 61 THE tiill
Tonir TempekAnce, Vs(i
At the cldsd of n find Slimmer day hi art
open window, in a large arid elegant man
sion in B ' street, Hoston, sat Louisa
Harcourt, her bead reclining dn her hand
Which was partly concealed by bdr dark
thesnut hair, which hung In graceftll ring
lets over her fade Shb appeared lost in
At a little dlstartrie from tlifa ndoV sat
her mother, an aristocratic looking lady, ih
a rich dress, which, sparkling with jewels,
contrasted strangely with hbr daughter's
white muslin dress, and boatltlful hair; or
hamdnted only with a golden hand.
liOuisa, dear,' said her molhef, 'IihiV
Hull you are this overling! you have not
baid a word for ah hour. I expect Mr.
Calmer every moment, and Fhopd you will
Stay and sed him.'
Tito yoUnglady raised lie! head and dis
played a most beautiful countenancot Her
features were small and very regulan Her
'skin of alabaster whitenesi Her Check
was pale, alld the eyes, whidli wore deep
blue, werd filled With lears. Rising to leavo
lha room, she displayed a beautiful, slender
form, rather smaller than tho qrdiiiury
Louisa Hartolirt was elghleeH ydars bf
ago. w nen tvelvd years old, she became
acquainted with a young mannnmed Henry
Seymour, two years older than hetself.
Their acquaintance ripened into friendship,
from friendship into lovoi
Henry always met with a weledm&at Mr.
Harcouft'ei until bo bciran to see the cnilrso
thtngs were taking About two mouths
previous to the commencement of my tale,
Henry, aflcr.passing a pleasant evening at
tho Ilarcourt's, had taken leave, and was
just closing tlio door, when n servant Step
ped up, and said Mr. Harcourt wished to
(say a few words with him. Entering a
roomi, and closing tile door, ho begah as
follows: 'Mr. Sayttioirr, 1 havo observed of
late, your acquaintance with my daughter
has been mdfc intimate than I could wislr.
Willi your means, you nro not ablo to sup
port Ifer (if site became your wife) in the
stylo and splendour to Which slid has been
accustomed. I am, therefure, under the
painful necessity of requesting you Would
discontinue your visits for the future. I
hope you will not be ofretidcd for my ask
ing this of yom I feel it my duty to do it,
and I hope your friendship will continue as
unbroken as heretofore.'
Ilehry sat for a moniortl.SU-pificdi Tii'dli
starting from his srjat without making any
reply, left the bouse never to enter it a
gain. Tli'e night Was dark and gtoomyv Ma
king his way as rapidly through the street
as the darkness would permit and going
which Way he knew hot he had uncon'
sciously returned to the house just left. He
paused and while looking up at the win
dow or the room he knew to be Louisa's
chamber1, -a person diiiered the room with a
light. It was Louisa! Coming to the
window-, shd closed thd shutters and all
was dark agaim Hushing from the place
he exclaimed, 'Oh Go'dl must I sutler thus!
arid for the want of money?'
Two days afterward he was al cea, on a
v'dyogc to India.
Henry Seymour Was an orphan; His
riiother died when he was about twd years
old.tmd at eleven he lost his father. An
uncle-, ho nearest surviving relative, was
appointed his guardian, and being a profes
sor in an academy, some miles from Hos
ton, at his request, Henry went there to re
side. Here he received a superior educa
tion'. And it was here he first saw Louisa
Harcdurtj wiio after having finished her ed
ucation', returii'ed to Uio city.
tll'enry being deprived of her societyiSnd
arill "hot relishing'the duties of teacher, for
which his uncle had intended him, reques
ted him Jo obtain a' situation for hinij in stupe
store in the cit) A merchant from Hoston
being in that town, Henry applied to him
for information Pleased with his mahnors
he proposed taking him into Ids own store,
oil trialj which, proposition was accepted
and the next week Hbnry was installed
clerk in a dry good wholesale store in Kil-
by streeu liy Ins correct deportment and
strict attention to business he gained the
love and esteem of his employers and on
liis twenty-first birthday, was to have be
come a partner in their establishment. In1
stead of which he was on his wav to In
dia where. we will how leave him for the
present and return to the Harcourtsi "
On the afternoon of the day following
Henry's uncourteous dismissal Mr. and
Mrs. Harcourt witn tuelr daughter were
sitting by the fire Louisa reading a new
work Winch Henry liau lelt Willi lier tne
evening before; Sho had not been inform
ed of the state of things wlienjust as Am
II. was about to tell her, the servant an
nounced Mr. Palmer 'Show him up im
mediately eaid Mn IlarcourU And in
Walked Augustus Palmer Esq. the rival of
Ho was rather Short and slirtt; Hair
dark and a pair of whiskers adorned his
face, which it they really belonged tlieie,
must havd had mord time to grow than him
self Ho was dressed in a green frock coat
light colored partts--atid was, on the
Whole, a complete uanuy wun a suri 01
vhat-do-ydu-want-to-know-tor looK, wiucn
rendered him very disagreeable
Mr. Harcourt received lilm Witn great
cordiality Mrs, II; was all smiles. But
Loilisa scarcely lifted her eyds from the
book, to say 'Good afternoon, sir.' and
then continued reading as if no person be
side herself was in the room
What is tho matter with your fribhd
Scyiriour?' asked Mr. Augustus Palmer. 'As
I passed his house this morning, a truck
man was casing away some furnituro
Which 1 tdok td bo his 1 sent my servant
to inquire j ho returhed bringing me woid
it was Mr. Seymour's, who was to leave
for Canton in the ship Leo at twelve o'4
clock.' . . .
'Impassible!' exclaimed Louisd, laying
down her book and looking at Mr. Pal
mer, to see if he was not trifling with her
'Positively true,' observed Mr. Palrfler,
taking tho evening paper frdm his pocket
and read: 'Passenger m the ship Leo, clear
ed for Canton this mdrnlng, Mr Henfy
Seymdur of this city'
MiSs ltarcourt sprang from her seat 'fa
king thd paper, she read the paragraph,
and sank motionless into her mother's arms.
Mr. Palmer tdok his leave. In a short
time Louisa revived. She asked her fatli
cr if Henry had said any tinner about it. 1
Mr. Ilarcourt'theii told her of his interview
With Henry and of his leaving the house
without reluming any answer.
That nieht Louisa was seized with a vid'-
lent fever which threatened to p'totfc fatal-
out in the course ol a month she was able
to leave tho room.
From that time brio refused to 'see inV
'one, and never went abroad; her longest
wailcs were in the garden back of tho
Angu'st'us Palmer, after repeated visits
without once seeing Lousia, was heard td
say (whenicaving tho house for the fifty
sixth time unsuccessfully) that 'Miss Har
court must be a vulgar young lady not to
appreciate the worth of a young gentleman
that halt the girls m lioston were running
Thingb continued thus about two ylears-,
till one evening, Louisa and her mother
were waiting for Mr. Harcourt It Was
some hours behind his usual time of leaving
his business Mrs. H. had thought of
and told eVery reason for delay, that her
imagination could suggest and was on tho
point of sending a 'servant to ascertain the
cause, when the door Was opened violently
and Mr. Harcourt rushed in threw himself
on tho sofa and exclaimed, -'I
am a ruined man! a bankrupt! a beg
gar!' Mrs. Harcourt nearly fainted As soon
as she was composed enough Mr. II, sta
ted the circumstances; Ho had risked his
fortune in one great enteiprize All ho was
worth was in a ship at Canton about to
cross the ocean and on which he could not
effect an insurance. She sailed in compa
ny with another vessel "When five days
out, they Were attacked by pirates, who are
numberless in that part of the ocearti The
other escaped . On her return the captain
waited du Mr. Harcourt and informed him
that his ship was set dn fire about three
hours after this capture and from the long
continuance of tho light, must have been
But htiw did Louisa meet the dreadful ti
dings? Far different from either father or
mniherV Wlien Mr, Hatxpurfr had finished
s'rveaklntr" th'oVe'ffiatureS that had noLbcen
rpvrcn 10 smut: iur iwu vu' "wiviijv. "
ant with io"vV 'Thank heaven!' she ti
claimed, I tod am poor, iiiy cannot deny
Henry admittance ildw!'
From that moment it was evident her
health was restored The feeble step was
exchanged for dne proud and firm, which
indicated anything but a fall from wealth to
poverty, 'i'hc next day all their remaining
property was taken They were Obliged
to leave their elegant inansion for a small
house in the obscure part of the city
Louisa must noW Work to obtain a live
lthood. Was she ashamed tif it? No! With
a heart full of joy she applied (under an
assumed name, which Mr. Ilatcoiut insisted
upon) to an establishment for the employ
mentbf femaie poor and obtained work lor
her ticedld By her industry they were
Enabled tdlive comfortably and eVen happy
Ilenry Seymour icaehed Canton in safe
ty; and immediately commenced trading
and speculating. In all his undertakings
success attended htm His small Capital
greatly increased. A chance for a large
speculation presented itself; Henry em
barked his all, was successful. He realized
a fortune ,
A vessel Was to jdavd fdr his rialive Bdurt-
try. He, immediately took passage. It was
Harcodrt'S ship. As has been stated, they
were captured by pirates, who after leaving
their own vessel set fird to It;
llavinir confined the ciew of the shiH
below, they began to dxamind their prize,
and finding a barrel of rum, they drank to
intoxication. For several hours tlio air
was rent with their cries. At last all was
still. Presuming: tho pirates were in a
staid of insensibility the crew broke
through the hatches, and found them
Stretched around the deck, about Forty in
number Placing them in the boats, they
lowered theiri into the water, and cutting
the ropd sent then! adrift. Hoisting all sail
they stedred for hqmei But adverse winds
and bad weather kept ttlbm two months be
yorid the time in Which a passage is usually
made, and Immediately bn his arrival at
New York, Henry left fottioston Ho reach
od the city about dark and proceeded to
the hduso formerly occupied by tho Har-
couris. lie rang tne nen An insiimuu
came to the door
'Does Mr. Ilarcbdrt reside here?
'Maister Harcoilrt?' asked tho Irishman.
No iridadd not he,' Was thd reply
'What does tho gentleman want Patrick?'
6aid a little boy, comiiig to the door,
'Mr. Harcburt, Ito resided herd about
two years ago.' , ,
Yes sir, bilt father said he has failed,
lie had a ship taken by pirates, and burnt.
That made hint fail two months agd and
ho iias not been seen since.'
The truth now flashed fan Henry's mind.
'HenodouVt thinks' said Henry to him
self as ho left the hoilSe nntfcnnwinflr whir-h
way td eo 1I6 ho do'uht think ilin shin
is lost and himself ruined. 'Oh God! what
can have become of LouiSa: perhaps this
moment suffering for want.artong strangers.
The tlinilrrlit mmlilpnrrl liim il mti.i f.r.,1
...VUHV..wa ii.ij.. A IIIUO. 1IIJU
heV 1 ivill find her, riOwV he exclaimed,
on,, juiauiuy ins way m any direction ne
iiappeneo to tane. A plan occurred to lum.
He would fed to the Crier and have It decla
red throughout the city, thai the shin C
supposeu 10 nave ueen burnt by piratefi had
arrived safe at NoW York. The Ilarcdurts
it they were in the city, would hdat of it,
and all would again be right,
Tilrnitiff down street, he observ
ed a young lady come out of a house, on
wnicn was a large sign, 'Employment giv
en to Female Poor.' From the Might glance
he obtained of her face, hd thounht it Was
Louisa He followed her; she turned bp a
court and entered a small wooden buifding;
a icw moments alterwards Henry knopked
at thedooi. It was opened by Louisa Har
court; She did not recognize him, he Was
'Do you hot know Ine, Louisa? Have
yon fOrcotfon Henry Seymour?'
She made no answer, but faihled nhd fell
into his arms he called for assistance; Mr,
ahd Mrs. Harcburt came; Henry frave Lou
sia to Mrs; Harcpuit and requested to
speak to Mr. Hi 'They entered a room;
Ilenry mado himself known, cbmmtinica
ted thd joyful intelligence,' and cdncluded by
saying, 'I have now one favor 16 ask; Per
mit me td Visit your family as ono friend
visits another.' Mr. Harcourt sei2ed his
, . ir i . in ....
iianu. 'iienry we win never part, l aKc
my daughter for ypur wife, if you think
her worthy of you; Try to forget all that
has passed and it will not bo my fault if
we are not nappy.'
Louisa and her m'dlher entered the ro'orh:
all was explained; Ilenry pissed the eve
ning relating his adventures, and returned
to his lodgings the happiest being . alive,
with the exception of the Ilarcdurts.
'I wonder,' said Mrs. Prver. fone of two
ladies whoha'd been coining scandal all the
morhingf) 'I wceider Wjui is, tr iive in .that
elegantly, lurnisiietfhpuse rriN -srrepii'
lDont y.bu kiiowt'"sald Miss Fn dout, ',
'Why .you' know 'Harcourt, wIid failed
about three months since?'
Yes, we aro intimately acquainted,' re
plied Mrs. Pryer, who had never been in
side their house.
'Well they ard to live there Young
Seymour, Who went to Canton tWd years
since, has married their daughter, and is to
stay with them.
'Indeed! i thdught they refused him be
cause lie was boor.'
'They did. ilut he made a fortune while
'How somd folfes get rich,' said Mrs;
Pryer,, taking leave ofherfrlend. 'Farewell
Mrs. Flridout.' ,
. Thd fdllowihg beautiful extract is taken
irdm " Wiison Conworth' in tho last ndm
bdr df the Knickerbocker Magazine :
" Tho land of William Penh is the only
soil not purchased by thd blodd of thd na
tives A feeling of peace came over me, as
I thdught of this, and called to mind the
scene where he is represented as treating
with the Indians; The design is magnifi
cent; HoW firm must have been the principles
bf that nia li! What a religion that must be,
which fortifies a mart to dg without armour
or shield into the midst bf an Indian tribe,
relying on the efficacy df his own purity of
purpose, and the dignity of his sentiments
td brotdel him! How much is heroism be
yond the daring of tho wairiorl life ono is
mbral thd other is physical courage is
there in ail history a character that approach
es nearer to the character of Christ than his?
His weapons were weapons of meekness
and love; he went about doing good, hd en
dured adversity with patienbe, and would
have suffered martyrdom fdr his faith. His
fame is the purest fame: there is not a blot
upon his character. His principles of
peace, which arc geiiwg iu uo mc princi
ples df thd whble civilized world. Thus
much hd was in advance of the age. As I
toudhed the soil of Penn, I determined to
seek out a home in sdme community of
fiidenendence of Editors. ka a treneral
riile it is expedient, and even necessary,
ior an editor lo enrol nimseii unuer uieuau-
nf if nnrttr. Till hfi timV (d tlllS Without
becoming strictly, and in the fullest sense
I mo term, u jmruzuit, ui iw oiavc u
inrtv. nr hnwincf its knee to Baals;' Ho
rnav deserve and train the support of the
honest and liberal bf a party, without loos
ing his moral independence.
From the Mcadville Democrat and Courier.
X SIMPLE CURE FOR ASTHMA.
fo the editor, .
Dear Sir The follrtwlnrr rimnTe reitieriv
for the AsthrMi,a8 related by Doct. Monroe'i
professor of Anatomy in the University of
iMiinourc, l give you for publicity .should
yuu mm n wormy a piace in your paper.
1 am moved to this act from tho considera
tion that Some whdth 1, respect in this ho
rough ana neighborhood, are much afflicted
with that distressing complaint. . .
, . The lad Dr. John Hume) one ,of the.
Comhiissidncrs of the sick and hurt tif tho
RoVal Navy was for maiiv vears violently
afflicted with the Asthma. Ha vine taken
many medicines without relief, he at last
resolved fo try the effects of honey having
had great opinion bf its virtues as a becto
ral. Fdr twd or three vearS he eat some
ounces of it daily, and got entirely free of
his asthma and likewise of a gravelly c6nj
plainr, With which lie had recovered his
health When he was sitting one day in his
office for. the sick and hurt, a person labor
ing under a great difficulty of breatliri,who
looked as if he could not live many days,-
i u: .1 t.t... i. ' '
uuine u nun anu uskcu mm Dy wnai means
he had been cured of his Asthma. Dr.
Hume told him the particulars of his ctir'e'.
For two years the Dr. heard nothing of this
person, who was a stranger to him, and
had sedmed so bad that lie did not imairinc
that lie could live very long, arid, therefore
had riot even asked who he was'. Hdwev
cr, at tho dhd of that period, a mart in per
fect health and decently dressed, carri'e td
the office of the sick arid hurt, and returned
Be. Hume thanks for his cure, assuring hini
that it had bden brought about by the- free
use of honey. Let eVery one', therefore,
afllicled With tile Asthma, whether the dis
ease be of the dry or humid character, givd
honey a full mid fair trial by eating as
much of it daily, especially morning and
evening-, as will amount to 3 or 4 ounces per
From the Southern Post'.
5Ammy -d aubV's 'court sniR
Good auerflnnni!Siuirc JTbeclGobri
afternoon, friend Darby 'come walk in!'
' Well how is v'our lovely darter, Sal to
day dhd the rest of the family?' ' Why
they arc alt up ahd about particularly Sal
she is very hearty, has a good appetite and
eats a right smart chance, and the way she
sm'dkes her old pipe is the right way and
singS lord man, she sings like a martingale;
,oh, she is a burster?' 'Well, Squire, t'ni
glad td hear so mnch in praise of Sal, for I
love her mightily, alld mean to court her,
tod.' Why, that's plain, honest arid.clev
er I'll go and call Sal. Stire enough hd
did, and she sdon made her appearance.
' How dre you, Sal?' says I., 'dh, sorter
middling; how do you feel; Ir. Darby ?' '
' Why Sal, I aint well, I'm love sick.''
' Oh, hush, you dnn't say so. well do tell
me who She is ?' With that I sorter, sidled
up td Sal, and Sal shd kinder sidled off.
Says I, Sal, don't bo so tat nation skitter
ish, for yod are the very gal I'm after,"-
.n . .... ... Voo T Aa n,t
Vrcu Ull yuu uuu oxy. a a uu mm
I'm in as hard earliest aS isver my old dog
Lion was at a Co'rin." That nloasod Sal
mightily arid she kinder tosted lier. head
andlpdked as proud as sdirie of yoifr town
gals do When they getin a ball room, bay
I, ' Sal, will ydii have me?' 1 reckon, as4
how I will, you don't catch this child refus
ing to do that thing when she has so good a
chance.' So oh" we went td the Parsdri's;
and Sal and I got married, and now we livd
kinder happily together as cari be pnljr
sometimes she bawls out ib trie. 'Mr. Dar
by don't be spitting your tobaccd juice on
tho fife dogs, and sticking ydurfeet on thd
fender; may I be burnt if I can keep any1
thing decent for you; plague take all to
bacco cliewefs, I say; that are as liasty a
bout it as yoti are.' And the way she rapi'
my toes with the tdiigs wheii she sees my
feet on the fender Js ho ways common, I
tell you, however, I live as happy as I cad
expect with a woman thats .tlio fact.
itnowitig your mdn TVe fdllowirii
capital anecdote is from ihe Bostbn Times:
Tho xecent tragic affair at Washington
which should fill the mind of everyone,
with Indignation and sorrow, reminds me af
a li ttle anecdote of trie late Judge Thatcher,
of Maine, who was for riiariy yedrjj a mem-,
bor of Congress arid associate Justice of
the Supremo Court of Massachusetts. Ha
was Challenged on a certain' decasiori by, I
thirik, a iriember of Congress. The Judge
was not deficient in true edrirage, but Ids'
principle? wore decidedly opposed to, duel
ling. I will go and consult my wife,' re
plied he, ' and if slid will consent; I will
fight you." " You are a toward." "Ve
ry well,' said tho Judge, ' you knew I was
or you nevor would hava challenged; we