The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, December 08, 1838, Image 1

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I have sivorn upoh the Altnr of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Ma'n.'Thoraas j'efferson.
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sue u-osiE .? witE.mi or ltosvs.
A DAI.Lill!
Bho wore a wrr nth of roses, ,
The niht thai first we met;
Hot l6voly face was smiting,
Beneath her cprls of jel;
Her footsteps Imj the lightness
Her voice the joyous tone,
The token of a youthful heart
Where soirow i mikrlovrnj
I nv her hut a moment!
Yet me'thinks I see her now
With & wreath of summer flowers,
Upon hof snowy brow.
A wreath of orange bloom
When next we met she wore
The expressioh of he,r features was
Morci thoughtful than beforu
And standing & hci side was one,
Who strove md not in vain,
To soothe her, Icivinj,' that dear horaej
Sho ne'er migiit see ngoiri:
I saw her but a moment, yel
Methinks I see her now,
Withu wreath of orange bloisoms"
Upon her snowy brow.
And once again i?co thai bfbw, ' ,
No bridal wreath is there,
Tho widow's sorrlbrc enp conceals
Her once luxuriant hair;
She weeps til silent solitude,
And there U no one near
To press tier hand within his own,
And wipe away a tea';
I soc her broken hearted!
raejhinlw I see her now
In the prtdo ofOuth and beauty,
With ft garlarj.d on her brow.
From tile Baltimore fitonumeril, for October!
"What care ij.maidens though hii name
Ms all unmeet tor song br story 1"
Ketu, Sons.
. "Ned I brother Ned ! just listen here !
HatrietT; ai , on Jenkins, Esq, to
Miss Helen Scott;' Jonas Jcnhings! ha!
'ha ! who would ever have dreamed that a
lgirl of Ilei'erl Scott's taste could marry a
'roan with & iiame like that 1 Jonas Jenkins ?
'Mrs. Jonas jilnkins ! how it sounds !"
"Well, Clara, 'what's, in a name t"
"Shocking if there's anything I do de
test as much as n vultjar.hame, it is a luwk
iieyed quotation!"
'Humph ! 1 wes gb'ing to add, however,
that your friend Helen has made what her
Virclo would call an excellent match. I
know Jenkins well. He is a man of fine
person, fine abilities, and, yet moro, fine
"Arid! wht bf all that with such a name?
" I woul'd noi many an Apollo; endowed
Villi Fortunid's purile if ho bore1 a name
like that!"'
"Ydu need ijb't look ho quizzical."
"So wkatt"
"You ktfew my notibft about namcs.long
ago, Edward."
"I thought I liad cure'd you of thorn long
igo, Clara."
"No, indeed ! I don't intend to bo curod
. so long oa I have reason on my sido. Such
flames a Johnson! Jackson, Thomson, to
iif MotWffg dl Sinltfi; Orwn.Dro wnfTnaelt,"
which can bo so readily traced to theft sour-
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ces, are my aversion; Ihey are so vey par
venu." ,
"Parvcn.u'1 what a word for an Amort-
ean girl, I I suppose, then, that such as
Dclmont and Morltmer, and Mohtague, and
Fit; this, and St. that, would suit your fan
cy qetteri" ,
'Nonsense 1 1 arn not so silly, as to go to
trashy old novels for names. , I would as
soon think of selecting Belinda and Portn
da ami Melissa for Christian names. 1 lillc
those that bear .something consequential m
them, somethtng respectable, something
aiiiiimii.ii j: t
"Aristocratic, that's tho wprd you are
ashamed, to let put; somethin,like Howard,
5'r idney', or Ilerbcri would do I ha ! ha 1
ha!" . , 4 .....,, ....
"Exactly !" and Clara Calvert ran out
of the room to escape her brother's rail
eit' .i i.. .. . -.I.., " -mi .
"We must rid her of this foible," roirinrk
cd Edward, gravely, lo his elder sister, Ger
trude, whd was now at ,iiomc for the first
tirii'9 lcr s a bridej arid who sat
smiling at the cbllorju)'!
Clara re-appeard. , ,
"I had intended' Clara," said Edward,
"lb inyitemy friend William Benson to visit
mc this Siimjnpr, but am now induced to
change my mind.
"You mean tlie young irlan tvho tooR half
. i l ' r ' K l!,f irir. I.. ,
the honors from you at college, and who
delivered that bralion so full of every iiiing
sublime and beautiful, and original, which
I adrnired so much, when I read it ?"
"Tlie very same, but I have concluded
that his common place name, might prevent
you from receiving him as. he deserves.
Your etymological skill might make the dis
agreeable discovery through it that one of
his ancestors was the son of a man named
Claia looked a little confused; ."You
know I vdtilU'ht mind that in ybiir friend,
though." , , . .
"Notwithstanding, I shall not subnit film
to your cbndescentionj" returned Edward,
as he left her.
'l'he next evening Clara and her 3i3ter
were se.liing together in the parlor,
"In dusk, ere stars were lit or candles
brought;" iho latter looking musingly out
upon the twilight, and the former thought
lessly twanging her. guitar. "I'll play that
old drawl, "Days of absence' for you Gr,
said slit; "I know you're thinking about
Henry, a'n't you J" , . ,,
As she spoke, Edward ushered a gentle
man into the room, introducing, "My sis-
ters nirs. liunuer aim anss uaiveri, mv
friend Mr. Demijohn." .. ,
Clara sat. for a moment as if thunder
struck, and then gave a nudge of unmistake
abe import to Gertude, who with her usual
ladv-liko comnosure had commenced ad-
(lftissing the stranger. "I wonder what he
can look like;" thought she; "his voice at
all events, does not sound as if it came out
of a demi-j.ohn'J' It was very melodious,
and h'. 'f reply to her sister particularly grace.
fill, yet sdli she feared to speak lest a word
might bnng her, jll-supprcsseU laugh alto
nether oul with it;
At lencth the lamps were lighled and Cla-
ta cageriy surveypii in,c viauct. ud m
what her" vounrr ladv. friends would have
pronounced, "decidedly a very elcgant.look
ing fellow;" a phraso of course (do hapkney
ed to be taken tip by her fastidious" lips.
His features were remarkably haodEOme.and
wore an exnression wnicn proved .me. uumps
of mirth conspicuous on his well develop
ed forehead by no . f'neans misplaced, and
which could not fail to be attractive to a
damsel as vivacious as the one engaged in
the scrutiny.
The conversation .of the" visit6r was so
fascinating that Clara's risibility soon yield
ed to it, and befo're anhouiyshc caught .tier
self wishing ft'om the .bottom of her. heart
that there Bhould have been cause so jtist to
give it rise. "Poor nvn I how much he is
to' bo pitied I" she paid to herself; "with
conceptions and sensibilities such as he must
have to talk as he docs, how well ho must
bo awarp of the ludieroti'snefls of his riarac,'
ami jiow keenly ho 'must feel ill" and when
he liad taken leave for the niht, her com
passion would not allow her to finish the jest
she had thought it necessary to attempt at
his expense.
The gentleman called again the next
morning, and, Clara was yet moro pleased
with him by day light than sho had been
the evening Ibeforo, and by no .raeans dissat
isfied when her brother told her that he had
invited his friend to pass a few days in the
family, "lie is a very interesting man,"
said she, and she fell into a deep' study.. A
ray of hope shot across her miri'd. Per
haps his first iiame might be more agreea
ble. She questioned Edward accordingly.
"Name agaiii !" returned he raising his
fingei. ,
"I am suro I have an excuse.for it how;"
replied Clara, almost seriously.
"Well, here isjiis card." ,
Clarsi snatched it eagerly; "John M.
Demijohn '! forgive me, Edward but,
really; I can't help laughing? it is such
ver absurd name 1 you must confess that
yourselfl" ., , 1( . t: ,
Edward and Gertrude both smiled. , ,
Mr. D , for so Clara arranged his
name m her reveries soon became dome3ti
eated among them' Edward, a competent
judge in matters of that kind, held his tal-
l ... ... 'i ' -. .1 "
urns ami attainments in msti estimation.
Gorlrude believed him to be as superior in
character as intellect, and Clara herself
thought him the most polished gentleman
she had ever seen. He accompanied her
muii'c to her utmost satisfaction; read ex
quisitely! was in admirable horseman, in
short he possessed innumerable attractions,
and with these jn vieivj the consequences
may be. guested
) D 's visit had been lenghthen-
to better, than a month when one morn
ing whe ho had been idly screwing the
keys of, Clara's guitar for some minutes
whilst she sat working near him, he stop
ped suddenly, and announced his intention
of rhakring his deprture me next day.
Clara started and endeavored to raise Iter
eyes to his face but .they , would not obey
her, and then as ineffectually she attempted
to speak.
The gentleman arose, struck the guitar
against the table till the sitings vibrated;
picked up a sheet of music and threw it
down again; opened his lips as if there was
something to be said, but did not succeed
; L 1'jJ. 'j -i .i. i j r.
in guiwiig ii qui an u aurupuy iiurncu irom
lhe ?W. i , t ... -"Oh.i,IlQW,I
wish Gertrude were here!"
half sobbed Clara. Gertrude has left the
week before.
Edward entered. "Why Clara, child,"
exclaimed he, what's the matter ? , Look up
here; why, upon ray word, your eyes are
quite red ! how could you have so little
taste as to sit with a gentleman, in that
trim ? let's hear what ails you I"
"Nothing, .brother Edward." ( ,
"Is that all ? Oh then 1 need not con
cern myself about you; I. ha've. reason to
do so about something else though; Demi
john intends leaving us to-morrow did he
.ll i ii r.t ' ) ' .
ieu you so i reaiiy, viara, you seem as
much agitated at my .news as any young la
dy could be who had, serious aspirations lo
become Mrs. John M. Demijohn !"
Clara burst into tears.'
. tUward paused a moment, am
nd them went
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on; "You don't usually let my teasing
distress you so, Claia, I beg pardon. But
to our subject. I have not asked him to
prolong his stay; I think it best to allow the
poor fellow to go whilst ho has a little rem-
nant of his heart to take with him, which
would certainly not be the case if he re
mained much longer with you; As it is,
found it necessary to eive him a hint of
your prejudice about names; Slid left him to
infer .that,, of course, his cause would be
A -ii - 1 ,""' '
"Oh ! Edward I how could you !" inter
rupted Clara with a sob; don't I beg, thinli
of my folly any more !"
"I must, and will, Clara, till I know you
arc cured of it."
"So r am; ifc&:!!i
"Aie ypu sure ? nuitesure ?" ,
"Dear Edward, for pity's sake don't jest
"Well, I Jlave rio objection to believing
you, but therotare others to be convinced of
it besides myself," said het brothqr beckon
ing through a window, tobjsguestyho Im
mediately joined .them; "and first of ajl,
Benson, here, my old friend, William
Benson; don't feet, so pale, Clara, why,
what frightens you ? this name is surely
not more terrible than John M. Demijohn,
is it ? You may debate that point between
yourselves, however,(and iri half an hour or
so I will be in again to hear your conclu
sion.' . .
A week or two after) .Gertrude received
a letter from Edward, ofwhjch a passage
ran thus:-''And lastly, dear Ger. qur,(p!ot
succeeded 'admirably. Benson endured tjie
sounquet until l was convinctu she would
gladly have shared it with him, and now,
though of course she is not sorry that he is
rid of it, as who would be t I think the
whim is pretty fairly eradicated. You and
Henry must hurry back, as soon as possi
ble to instruct the young folks in the duties
11 , t ' I i o,i- ,
of married life, for B: -is urgent lo as
sume them, and, inspite of my iseijj'udge-
meni, nas persuaueu our.ijiiipiOis.jnaj a;
eighteen she is quite advanced enough in
reason and years for their comprehension
ana imminent.
FEMALTrBlTt:.. Sl, ,
From the diary of a country Physician-
'Twas on a Sabbath morning in the month
of June, eighteen hundred and twenty eight;
I was summoned to visit a young Lady, re
siding a few miles distant from the beauti
ful village of Port Elizabeth, New Jersey,
in hich place I then resided. ,
She was one whom I had . kriown from
infancy and had long been intimately bc
quamted with her family.) .She'
father's only child, tho idol of., his aged
heart, and the node and solace of h'is latter
days. Joist entering her, seventeenth year
with a mind highly cultivated, and a eensi-
unity anve to every amioie impression, sne
became a fit object to love beldved.
Her youth. had been passed in Quietness
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and seclusion in a celebrated Female Semi
nary at Burlington. Grief and sorrow were
unknown to her, and she Knew not or the
trials and troubles of this weary world of
woe. Because Mary was innocent.
The communication I received, strondv
excited my apprehensions ; that without
immediate liaste," myprosence or services
woutu oe entirely ljnavanauie. Accoruing-
ly, without delay ,( I was soon fast approach
ing the object of my visit. The light of an-,, Jiad just began to dawn upon the
world. The calm and quiet hour of morn
ing twilight, when the dark shadows of
night are fast mingling with the rays of ap
proaching day.j It .was bewitching and en
chanting period of tirpe, when , all, creation
seems to,Ieel,and acKnowieuge.tne supreme
and overwhelming power of Omnipotence.
All nature smiling in reaaimatcd beauty,
paying homage and adoration to Him who
is its great Divine Creator. Whether the
iiign mountain pcau tuai.mingics wiwi mc
clouds clothed with eternal snows of. the
low sequestered glen beneath, carpcted( with
the verdure; whether the tall sturdy tower
ing oak that decks the forest, or the tiny
b'i'rd that warbles among tho branches; all
eloquently proclaim the wisdom and power
of that hand which has been tho author of
them all. , .; ( , . , , , ,
A thousand reflections hurried through
my mind as 1 travelled along the lonely road
which led to the abode of Mary, and her
aged parents. Can it bo possible, thought
I again and again that she wliom, i had
seen so recently, flushed with health and
beauty the charm of cheerfulness upon
her family was now, the victim of disease
and prqbably death? ltelentlesss, Cruel
Spoilci J how dost thou love to revel and ri
ot among the charms of female loylineas
withering like an early blight the rose, that
blooms on beauty's cheeks; dashing at one
fell blow to tho grave, all their hopes and
eyjectation'i tore; theif to lio ftfld title and
perish.? , How dost thou with thy sturdy
foot tramplo over the fair fragile
forms of those we onco loved, but now can
love no more for ever, t . ..i,.,,,,,
Indulging in this sad train of molancholly,
musings,. I.oundI had approached ihei
house witliom being ,-cqnscipus. of, Jhe dis:
tance passed over. I tbe of tho sick. There iaVjHe wreck
of, one, who but. a. short time sinco.j.was
glowing with health and vigor, exulting in
the buoyancy of youth, and the "conscious
ness of, existence.?' .peath, dpingpj ,,Tver
depicted on her, countenance., I advancer)
to the bed, she se,ized my hand.wilh'a con
vulsive grasp (which I can , never forget)
pressing it with a power as if all her expi
ring energies at that moment were concent
trated in her fingers; she exclaimed, "Doc
tor, am I not dying ? I have not sent for
you professionally, , ( , u, .. ,t
I well know it is now too lata to derive
any benefit from your skill. I have ssnf
for you as an acquaintance, as a friend, and.
especially so as tho esteemed friend odFrank
IFqodville. You knpw him Doctor?" r
Intimately well, Mary. He is now I re
marked, absent on a visit to his friends in
ftlassacnuaeiisv, , ,i . , i ,.
"Xps," she replied, "X know it, ana im
mediately after his return we were to bo
lied m iriafrlace. H, is rhaking the pre
paratory arrangements for that ,nticipatei
oyful event and 1, must make prepara;
tipt for ihs splemntlies of death, and tho
gravji, wi jh()ail tiie .dreary . appendages I" ,
I endeavored (ito( potholier by stating
sho might not be so jysar her end gs she ap-f
prehended. And if she ,bieved(lite to dq
so nearly at its close, her mind her
affections should be directed and fixed upor.
Him only, who is able and willing to sup
port and sustain her in the hour of aflletiori
and distressi , m,
She. bestowed tin me an inexpressible
look of calmness and, composure a faint
smile playing rqund-her mouth remarking
"Doctor,' thisjiave 1 attetded to long before
sickness brought my head tfj this,pilow. -Arid
I can now say I'thlte.Psalmist of
old 'thoughji walk throtigh the. valley of
death, I will fear, no evil : for thpu art with
me ; thy Tod arid thjr stair they comfort
mei'w . .! " ' 4 '
"Doctor, I hate a fe w words to say to
you, and I feel by increasing weakness that
they must be said soo'n ,.. "
"Listen carefully and attentively." ,
Vith an earestness of expression whieh
I shall iver remember, she said, "You will
see Frank Wo'odville again 1 never shall!
Tell. him, lajyoim dearly. andsincerely
He .has' made that avowal times without
number. I never have., ( This has not aris
en from a want of .affection but from my
ypqtl; and the natural diffidence and tiraidy
of my sex.
"Doctor, please remove this lock of
hair." , . . r- 1 J t1'
I immediately separated tho large black
ringlet which she held in. her hand,' over
shadowing her brow and contrasting beauti
fully with tho marble whiteness of its sur
face. . . " , . -j
"Cive this to Frank Woodville, and telt
hint a 'gift from Mary !', fi Tell hint
1 love him! Oh ! could I only
sound those few s hort words in her hear
ing I would leave tho world contentedly,
yea, triumphantly. Tell him tho last words
RIary,cver uttered the last accent that
quivered upon thej cold, pulselesr lip of Ma
ry, was the endeared hanio of Frank Wood
ville r. ., ,' , r
JIy feelings had now completely over
come me, , I sat beside her wjlh my faoo
concealed with my.hardlwrchief. , j
She seized my jiiapd again and within
death-liko gasp; uttered in a feeble, indie
ti'nct lone, "Toll Frank -Weed " , t
A momentary pause ensued, I looked a
round one short, suppressed, Bpaspodjc, terminated tlie struggles of the Joyely.
Mary. fAll Jrajs over. The spirit had fled.
and Us flight had left impressed upon her
C t . . T 1. . I am!i mT Annul Almnfiu
UlaciducM ot cipxwloiuiS if the souf hail