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Tho following beautiful ail'd touching
lines cannot be tend withdiit a thrilling sen
sation passing through the frame: Who
that looks dVer iho fair, va&t fields Hf our
beloved America, can contemplate with in
difference, grasp'ing and insatiable avarice
erecting extensive prison hbuse3 oyer the
land; and becupying every waterfall with
them; Where millions of ouryouth arc to be
inhumed, through a shdrt and wretched ex
istence, with the lasii of a hardened task
master.evcr suspended over a helplcs vic
tim. Let our anxious and charitable Abo
litionists look to the thousands who are suf
fering by the factory system, before 'they
turn Iheir byes to the happy and well-fed
flacks of the south, who enjoy every bless
ing of, liberty but the name.
Prom an English pdperi
OK, tilt LlTTE FACTORV Olid;
Twas on a winter's morning,
The weather was wet and wild)
Three hours before the dawning
The father roused his child
tier daily morsel bringing,
'Ihe darksome room he paced;
And died, Thd bell is ringing
My hapless darling taste."
Father, I'm up, but weary;
I scarce can icach tho door;
And long the way and dreary
Oh, carry me once moro !
To help us we've no mother,
And you have no employ;
They killed my little brother
Like him I'll work and die !"
Ilcr wasted form seemed nothing;
The load was at his heart;
TJie suffetef he kept soothing;
Till at the mill they part.
Tho overidoker met her,
As to her frame she crept
Ahd with his thong he beat her;
Ana curseu ner as suu wepi.
Alas j what hours of horror,
Made up her latest day;
In toil, and pain and sorrow,
They slowly passed away:
It seerried, a3 sho greftr weaker;
The threads they oftenor broke;
The rapid wheel run quicker,
And heavier fell tho stroke.
The sun hdd long" descended,
But night brought no reposc'j
iler day began and ended,
As cruel tyrants chose.
At length a little neighbor;
Her halfpenny she paid,
iTo take her last hound labor,-
While by her fr'arhe she laid;
At last, the engine ceasing,
Tho captives homewards rushedj
6ho thought her strength increasing
Twas hope her spirits flushed;
Sho left, hut oft sho'tarried;
She fell, and rose no more,
Till by Her comrades carried,
She reached her father's door;
At night, with tortured feeling,
He welched his speechless child,
Whilst close beside her kneeling,
She knew him not, nor smiled !
Again, the factory's ringing;
Her lost perception tried j . ,
When, from ner straw bed springing!
" 'Tis time!" she said ahd died.
A Uistonf bf the most Remarkable Ex
tremities of Cold within the space 6f a
mt ... "II j it
j nuusunu u tars
, In A. D. 401, the Black Sea was entire
ly frozen over. ,
th 402, tho Danube was frozen so that
Thieadmarc marched on the ice id Swabia
lb avengo His brdlhcr's death.
in 762, Hie cold was so intense that the
: ii - .. . .. . ! i c
siraus ot Dardanelles ana tne lllaclc Sea
word entirely frozerl over. The, snow in
some places drifted to tlic db'pth of 50 feet,
ahd tho ice was heaped in such quantities
in tho cities; as to cause the walls tb fall
In 790, the Adriatic was entirely frozen
In 801, and also in 803, the vines werb
killed by the frost, and the cattle died iil iheir
In 091, the winter 'lasted very long, and
was extremely seere. Every thing was
frozen1 and fatriine and pestilence closed the
In 1007, tho cold was so intense that most
of the travellers in Germany were frozen to
death on the roads.
in 1133, it was excessively cold in Italy)
the Pb WaS frozen froui Cromona to the
sea; the heaps dl sribV rendered the roads
mpassable; the wine basks burst, and the
trees .split by the frost with bti immense
In ii6, the river Po froze to the depth
dt 15 ells; and wine also burst the casks
In 1234, a pine fdirest was killed by thb
frost at Ravenha.
In 130, thb frost waS most intense in
Scotland, and the Ciategat was frozen be
tween Norway and Jutland.
In 1282, the ho'u'ses in Austria, were bu
ried with snow;
Iii 1202, thd Rhine was frozen, and in
Germany 000 'persons were empldyed tb
clear tho way for the Austrian army.
In 1344, all the rivets in Italy were fro
In 158-i the winter was sb severe that
tho Rhine and Scheldt were frozen oyer,
and even the sea at Venice.
In ld08, the winter was so severe in Flan
ders, that the wine was cut with hatchets to
be distributed among the soldery.
In 1670, tile frost was very intense in
England and Denmark, both the Little ahd
Great Beit were frozen over.
In 1084, many forest trees, and even tile
oaks in England were split by the frost.
In 1G02, the cold was so excessive that
the starved wolves entered Vienna and at
tacked both men and cattle.
The cold of 1740, wlls scarcely inferior
to that of 1092; and the Zayder Dee was
entirely frozen over;
In 1770, much snow fell; and the Danube
bore ice five feet thick below Vienna;
Something Slick. As a train of carS
was passing along one of (ho rail roads, a
few days since, under full headway, the en
gineer bbserved art old woman running to
wards iho train from a house he was about
passing, waving her hands and exhibiting
great anxiety lest tho train should go by
without stopping. Supposing that hor er
rand was" important, ho checked tho loco
motive, and moved sbwly along, until the
Old lady who had run herself nearly oit of
breath, gradually approached within hailing
distance. 'Well marm,' dried the conduc
or, 1 what do you want!' '1 want,' replied
tho dame, screeching at the lop of her voico,
'I want to know if yon want to btiy any
spuashesl' The way thd steain was put on
the locomotive for the next five miles, was
a caution to land turtles.
Hold your jaw,'' as tho fishing hook
said to the trout ven ho was dangling over it
in a pool of water:
From the Lady's Book.
THE FATE OF A COQUETTE
BY J. ioNKS.
Where now standi a superb edifice, there
was once a neat little two story bailding, in
tho then suburbs of the city. It stood some
thirty paces back from the street, and in
front was a most beautiful yard abounding
with a great variety shrubbery and flowers.
A widow iii moderate circumstances lived
there, who entertained a few boarders. She
had but one child, a blue eyed daughter of
fifteen. Emma Murray had imbibed the
meekness of her mother, and all her acts
were characterized by graceful moderation
Sho was passionately fond of her birds; and
every sunny morning, she might bo seen
placing the green viro cage in her chamber
window, from whence sweet carols emana
nated, inspiring an enlivening j'by for the
one that left his early couch in time to wan
dci among the blooming lilacs and geranni
urns beneath, whilst the fresh dew of morn
yet rested on them.
At the time spoken of, there were the
boarders, trio Iwo Miss Turley's; Henry
Yyaltan andJaques Pearson; Miss Anne
Ttlrlcy was art old maid, very heat in her
apparel, perhaps rhoro particularly so,' than
when she was not old; she possessed a some
what haughty disposition and irritable tem
per, ilef sister, Mclinda, was only sixteen
exquisitely beautiful, and full of romance.
The parents of tile Miss Turley's resided
ill the country, and had sent tho latter to the
city to complete hor education, ahd thither
Miss Anne accompanied her for protection.
The spinster herself" feared riot to face the
fortune hunting advimturcrjiihd if perchance
sho smiled.on such it visitor, il lilust certain
ly liavb been in derision, for cic constant
ly warned the unsuspeclinir Meiinda to
Heed not Ihe flatteries of strange young gen
tlemen; hdWever prepossessing ffllgl'lt be'
Henry Walton was art orphan, but pro
tected by a childless, affluent uncle. He
was about nineteen years of ace, and was
studying one of tli'6 learned professions.
Jaques Pearson tva3 a tall handsome man,
perhaps thirty; possessed bf mnliy accom
plishments, He wa3 a generat favorite with
the ladies. His reputed fortune vested in
the stocks detracted nothing from his other
qualifications in the eyes of Miss Anne.
This she whispered to her sister.
It happened ere long that Jaques whisper
ed his flatteries td Mehnda, and received
smiles in return. But he was not the only
onb that had her smiles, for ho was nb't the
only one thai flattered. At length every
evening brought a crowd of admirers, that
milg.in admiration over the charming Mclin
da, whilst her delicate lingers, as white aS
tlio ivory they swept over, elicited the thril
ling tones of tho piano. Her voice, which
was fine, was extravagantly lauded, and
she soon conceived those dangerous fan
cies of her perfection, wliich resulted in co
quetry. Oncc,whcn strolling in the flower garden,
she observed Henry Walton present the gen
tle Ernma with a rich boquct. Melihda
admired tho beauty of tho youth, and Was
now resolved to be mistress of the hearts of
all tho handsome young men. She tliere
foro culled the mdst exquisite flowers she
could find, which, when formed into a
wreath, she gavo to Henry. Emma cast
down her eyes with something like an ex
pression of morlifica'tion, and taking from
her bosom tho boquet, said :
" Take this loo Henry."
" No Emma, I will not take back the clli
Meiinda but teaches me to bo moro magni
ficent in my next present."
" Arid she hones she' has taucht vou to
whom' to give it,'" said Meiinda, casting her
dark eyes on Henry. Though Emma ob
served this, and well understood its import,
yet hef lowly circumstances had imparted
to her innocent nature a mild humility, and
she remairied silent; She then elided away,
perhaps to indulge a tear in secret.
Henry was much attached to Emma, but
never yet thought of love. With a blithe
aspect ho enjoyed the practised witcheries of
the coquette, until Miss Anne's voico was
heard calling to Meiinda.
" Como away sister, Mr. Pearson is com-
" Tell her Mr. Walton is already here,"
remarked ihe somewhat nettled youth.
" I will return soon," said Meiinda; " you
know I doii't care any thing for Mr. Pear
But Ilenry hurried away, stung most bit
terly. Ho did not love Mclinda : but how
is one to escape the upas influence of a co
quette ? Love is hot tlio only passion they
excite. Henry was piqued too at tho ef
frontery of Miss Anne, who might at least
have whispered her intelligence to her sis"
ter, and Ho now hated the old maid most
heartiiy . ,
Turning, he beheld Meiinda endeavoring
all in her power to fascinate Mr. Pearson.
" Not care for hirri !" muttered Henry,
who now beheld a glittering ring on Mclin
da's finger, placed there by Jaques. Now'
continued the ambitious youth, 'justfbrmy
own gratification, I am determined to be re
veuged. I will court her every opportuni
ty I have, and then play her own game on
Her 1" Saying this, he strolled onwards a
midst a! labyrinth of rose bushes and mazy
vines, meditating the means' of effecting his
purpose. lie paused suddenly ris he heard
tlieso words i ( ., .,,
( 4 Alas, thus It ia to bs poor !" Through
the interstices of a clustering honeysuckle,
he beheld the pale, thoughtful face of Em
ma. She was standing in the summer house,
witK her eyes resting on the boquet which
she yet held in her hand. Without suppos
ing what might be the cause of her abstrac
tion, Herify entered) and placed his wreath
on her white forehead
4 Did I not say I was taught to make my
next gift more magnificient V
1 And were you not at the same time
taught to whom it should bo gtveu ?'
I , know what sho meant,' replied Hen
ry, 4 but mcthinks she has already a sufti
clent number of p'resents from others.'
4 And I but few yet I am content,' said
Emma. 4 You appreciate yours, Emma,
'ii.i i . . .
which she docs not. She is a coquette, and
can never love.' Emma smiled at this re
mark of the youth, and they then returned
together to the house.
It was not long before Meiinda assailed
Ilenry with an indignant frown on her brow
' I saw tho wreath I gave you decorating the
brows of Emma !'
4 1 See,' replied ho, 4 Mr. Pearson's ring
decorating your finger.'
Mad you cared for the giver, ybti would
have respected the gift.'
Hall ybil cared for tho honor, you would
not hdvo accepted the ring !' said Ilenry,
with some warmth.
4 1 will soon convince you that I care
nothing for Mr. Pearson,' said the deceitful"
That evening they were all at tho opera;
Jaques, who almost courted Hie spinster as
much as Meiinda, was now paying marked
attention to the former. Meiinda, true to
her promise, and assured of having too great
a power over her rich beau to endanger his
fealty, now practiced all her art on Henry,
without scarcely once turning to Jaques.
Henry could not yield attention to her in
cessant clatter, and during a considerable
length of lime, he could find no opportuni
ty of bestowing a word upon tho mute and
silent Emma. Tho spinster's frowns and
nods had no effect. Meiinda continued tho
assault until the curtain rose, and the charm
ing voice nf the celebrated vocalist inspir
Jaques aficcted all that was fashionable.
Now his splendid opera glass was pointed
to the performers, and now to somo partic
ular portion of tho audience. Ho sported
his gold spectacles, His diamond pin, and
jeweled watch. Ho learned and praclisod
attitudes of the last foppish cast, and tho't
himself a being of much importance as
did aleo the spinster and Mclinda. After
tho end of tho first act, Jaques turned to
Meiinda, and perceiving tho ring Ho gavo
her on Henry's finger, remarked, 4 Your
ring is gone has some one stolen it V
4 1 have it, sir; I presume you would not
insinuate that I am capable of becoming a
thief V said Henry.
4 We know not who aro honest," teptied
Jaques, evidently intending to produce a
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t ( 4 Let it rest for the present to-morrow
you shall hear. from me.' ,t r ,
4Qive mbthe ring Henry,' said Melindal
4 Not till you havo said you placed it oti
my finger yourseliy said Henry." Jnsi then
two strangers entered the box, and after
scanning tho, company for somfe momenta
in sijencc, addressed Jaques :
4 Is yonr name Pcarsonl' t ,
4 It i3. What is your will with mei'
4 We wish you to accompany us to mm
bx'J' remarked tho other, at the same timd
arresting the horror stricken man. With
out the ability to utter a word, the fino
wealthy beau was instantly conflicted to a"
vile prison. The next day it was ascertain
ed that had long been a counterfeiter.
Meiinda protested that s'he'always hateit
Mr. Pearson, and but lightly regarded his
catastrophe. Miss Anno, after denouncing
all the male raeb as base deceivers, went
into hysterics. , , ,
Meiinda redoubled fier efforts tb rriakb a
conquest of Henry; and he in conformity to'
his resolve, sought her gracious smiles, but
often changed them to frowns ,by speaking
a kind word of Emma.( Atjeriglh ho be
came more interested than he anticipated;'
and, felt that he fnust inevltahly fall inlovcv
UliG Ui uuici ui uiuui. hi:
plexity, was for a dmo removed by C
rival of a messenger wjin whom(ne in1!
ly set out for the city. In his tender farewi
with Meliuda, her 6eriou3 expression of fea
tures, puzzled him ho little. Emma did
little more than give him her Hand in si
lence.' After the lapse of some mon ths Henry re
turned a changed being. His clothes be
came thread bare, and his face dejected.
Mclinda yet faintly strove to exert h6V.irflu-'&. .
enco over him, though she affile. farMflSnp. 7K?lj
yet had her host of admirers. riimasftUo
gentle Emma, was ever tho same in all
A few more months! elapsed, ahd Hen
ry's thoughtful brow assumed a deep de
spondency, bordering on despair. Miss"
Anno abruptly inquired tho cause.
4 My uncle,' said Henry, 4 has ceaSed to
lemit me any thing, and all friendly inter-
course between us is forever at an end!'
4 There! that's iust what I thought tho
great mystery was,' said trio spinster rising
and joining the fapiily, to whom srie deliv
ered the news. Henry soon met Meiinda;
who expressed her sorrow in a few cold
words and passed on.
44 Alas! it is loo true that even the young
and innocent havo instille1 into' them a ve
nal estimate of wealth. But a few months
sincp when she believed me the heir of thou
sands, I wa3 every thing desirable In hor
sight.' Saying this Henry sought Emma
among the ilowers.
Here, Henry, is a beautiful rose. Ch'eer
up l am sure none respect you the less in
consequenco of your misfortune. An hon
est heart is better than gold. A villain may
possess tho one but not tho other.' De
lighted, he caught her hand and pressed it
to his lips, and whispering something, de
parted abruptly. M .. . ,i ,
That flight a gay party was assembled at
tho widow's. Mirth, music and dancing
abounded. Henry was inquired for by
some of thd guests, his story was told, and
he was soon forgotton. But when the rev
elry was at its highest glee, a splendid car
riage drawn up and halted in front of tho
house. Soon a scyVa'nt in livpry announ
ced tho arrival of Henuy Waltojg tho
solo possessor of his deceased uncle's fer
tune. Henry entered in rich attire, and
bowingto tho astonished company, seated
himself near Emma. That night Emma
was his promised bride ! Ho never repen
ted his stratagem, and long lived a Happy
Ono at a time Melinda's lovers left Her
convinced that a lady who had favors for
all cbuld have no heart for any. Tht tb'
quelle died an old maid I