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From tho Bo.lon Times.
Wilis I'icturu Boole.
The Cay Club of this city are aboui pub
lishing a book for children (of laigcr
growth,) illustrated with ruin, anil intended
m glorify llio 'Ahl'-boy of tho Slashes,' in
mp eyes of millions. A few proof sheets
iti .. .. .... .
vu fallen into our nanus. 1 he Ironiispieec
cuts Henry Clay as the Farmer
blond, mniiniod on a splendid horse,and
dl-ssed in a suit of superfine broadcloth
bowing to an imaginary Olav Club. To
lip is sqipo d d tho following lines :
Oh, who is hero so fino and grand! '
With spur, on heels and hat in hand! .
' .... ' . i ml f w ' .
'Tu ho the Fanner ofrAshlHtwJ
tfn follows a practical illustration of ihe
" .i ill a ill uuu iiiusiaiuiii-y ui iiiu i- u ;ui;i .
ro-jircceded by and mingled with some
Vho roilc no Dobbin, old and kind,
Mill-ward Ins father's crtrn to grind,
With shirt tail fluttering behind?
UW'VI f Shirt Tail
Who wants to reach tho Union's summi',
Bui still as far as ovor from it fji?
Vho tried three limes and could'nt onn
''Engraving o'f Jack anil Gill in llioir in
1 . .1 I t
oiuniary ucnroui ironi ttio mil -tup, niter me
Inrersion of their pail of total abstitirtiice
"ho is in peace than Moses meeker,
Yet in debate a wliolo liog steaker?
Who said'G (1 n youl'to tho Speaker?
Who oncn donounccd o monslcr bank
And thought its charter treason rank
A-yl now stands up for it, point blanf?-
Portrait of a gentleman looking two
pays (or Sunday.
Who healed tho prolcclive clan.
Ami on free trade pronounced his ban?
A I tin IV A ta II ii 1 ai'i If inn h'
, My Harry..
Wlm onca abused old Johnny Q.
And paid his statements were untrue,
Yel helped to elect him aflei? Who?
Who joined tho masons long ago,
rook six degrees ho liked it so
Yel tries to dodge the Order now?
Who lands religion frowns on vice
ols high on (Micks, and shakes the dice'
And thinks a 'Her a Paradise?
OH, who to station high was born
(Though advorsHTicts his (lags have torn)
Who'll bs elected 'in a hpiu?'
1 iiinl nlllMVO iiauiiii iiiimjj mm in')
m knows many thinks, is the wise
.1,,,. I ,..(..! ll.i.W.C. O.,, I ..Ml
From Goily's I.aily's Hook.
THE CONrillMIlI) BAC1IEL0K.
Bt:.i:nicrc. I do much wonder, thai one
man, sroiiig how much another man is a
fnol wien ho dedicates his behaviour lo
lovo, will, after he hath laughed at such
shallow follies in others, become the argji
ment of his own scorn, by fulling in love.
Much JJdo about Nothing.
" Will Mary, is llieie no end lo that
lellcr you are reading? I have been
waiting fifteen minutes fur my second
cup ol codec."
' Excuse me,brothcr I am i rally ku
overjoyed al Us controls that I forgm
" Over joyed strange kind of ovcijoy
crying; as last as you can. Uut lliat i
inu way wnii yon women, tlicrc is no
understanding you pshaw, sister, you
have emptied the sti r Imwl into m
cup. If," said her brother tisiug from
the table, 'people would write letters ol
proper length, there would not bo such
wte of valuable time in reading them
as u a nan dozen lines cottlu not s.iy
.ill that was neuessary
" You don't ask whoni my letter i.'
horn, bto'.her. ou do not know how
much you arc interested in its con
Oh! from sonio love sick girl, tolling
you ol all Hie conquests she made al tin
last ball, anil how many declaration!,
. tr ...
iou were never moro mistaken in
your life, there is not a word about lo
vers in the whole letter. F.inny Thorn"
is no love sick maiden, but a "
Oh! no doubt a very charming inter
enling lady, like all your sex, Mary.
I3ut it's nine o'clock and 1 must go; . a
man of business stopping to chat with
151 r I like you." . . ,
" ilul business or no, brother," said
Mary, with an affectionate smile, 'you
must waste a little limo to hear my lot
ler and a woman's letter too."
" What can a bachelor like mysell
'iavo to do with your letter; bul hurry,
child, I have a dozen things to attend to
before court opens."
" Well, then," said Mary a little dif
idently, 'my loiter says, nu dear friend
fanny 1 horn will be here the day after
o morrow to pay me a visit of two
" .Let her come, Mary. 1 do not
wish lo interfere with your plans, yotu
happiness. Only remember I am a man
it biiiiiu'Ks; and besides, I am a con
firmed bachelor in unchangeable Hen
dickj so Ihat'you and your friend mm1
alte caro of yourselves no attentions
from mr, sister. Do as plumes yourself
mil let nieilo Iho same. two young
ladies in the house, said her soliloquiz
nig brother, 'how the deuce am I to get
along with lhem?'atid wiih this puzzling
uoinl in ns mind Henry JJorrance, al.
lorney at law, entered his comfoi table
office rooms, and in a few minutes had
totally forgotion that there was Mich a
lung as women in tho world.
llonry and Mary Doirancc were bro
ther anil sister, and had been separated
from each other ever since the death ol
their mother, which took placo when
.Maty was ten yeais old. Henry wai.
ihe shiest of several children, all ol
whom died except Miry, the youngest
the (l.)tling ol her mother and the play
lung of the tall hand so mo man, hei
brother, who for some years had been
nslablisllcd as a lawyer in the town o(
Hedford. Mrs. Dorrancr, on her deatl
bed. called her son to her and told him
to wrilo to his aunt, a widowed sister ol
his mother who lived about two hundred
miles distant, and tu say that her dying
request was lo fulfil a pionmo long since
naiic, that if hrr child was left .mother
less sho would become a mother lo hei
mil that now she com'mittod to her the
-.act eel trust, with full confidence in hei
illection and faithfulness. Henry wepl
bitteivtears before he could comply
with hor commands; for his mother wus
dearer to him than 'aughl beside;' and
now to realizd that ho was to lose her,
his host counsellor,his affectionate friend
1 11 it parent, one who had so oflon cheer
lid and sustained him under difficulties,
wrung his heart with grief; and the man
iiid the lawyer wero overpowered by
1 ie deep afiliction of the son. After
few days of siifitring Mrs. Dorrance
died; her last look of sllection rested
upon her two children who stood by her
bedside. She had plocrd her hand for a
momcnl on the head of the bewilder! l
Mary, and eic it was raised she had
ceased lo breathe.
After llio sad ceremonies for Iho de
parted were ended, Henry had aunthei
painful duty to pciloim, lo lake his lit
tle sitter to her new home. How much
did he wish she was to tcmain with
him, and how sorrowful and lonely did
he feel, as he saw tho preparations for
her depailti i: On the journey he
found her becoming dearer (o him than
:ver, and lie was only induced lo leave
her with his aunt by the remembrance
of ills mothei's request. Maiv tluew
her arms round ins neck, and said he
should never leave hei ; but when the
violence of her grief overcame her slit
was gently furred away, Henry kissing
her agiin and again, and telling her that
when she was a woman she should come
ind keep h is house.
iears passed on and-Ihe brother al
first wiolc frequently and tenderly to
his sister, but as the duties ol his pro
fessiou iiicreasnil,hc became so absorbed
by them, as to become forgetful of hh
sister, and regardless of the claims which
society had upon him. He avoided
marriage, and though proverbial for his
indifference lo female f.icinations, the
eminent lawyer of Bedford was still re
garded by the ladies as a matrimonial
speculation of fust quality. When hi
letter of a half a dozen lines was sent to
Mary it still bore the same heading,
" My dear little sister," for in his ab
straction he had totally forgotten thai
ihe was anv mine else: so mat lie wai-
roused and somcwhal bewildered on
receiving a letter from the town where
she lived, stating the sudden decease ol
his aunt, anil requesting that lio wool
immediately come to his sistcr,wiio was
overwhelmed with grict al her loss.
His "kindly feelings were moved al
(he mention of his sister's sorrow, and
he.sel-out on the journey with alacrity;
md when he tumid in that sister, a tall,
graceful, handsome girl of twenty two,
with all the intelligence of his mot hei
n her face, ho felt like a new being, and
il seemed as if he was onco moro the
young man loaning again on a mother's
".ounsel and love. In her aunt, Miry
Dorrance found all that she had los: in
hor mothcr,so that under her wise, pious
lireclion, she was one charming bolh
m person and mind, free from affectation
t! manners. I hero was now no rela
livo left lo her except her brother, and
under his roof she must henceforth ob
lain protection. Willi a comfoi table
fortune of her own she was indupendenl
but there she must be, notwithstanding
he bachelor had a great many embar
r.tssing thouuh's as to how it would bi
possible for him lo get along with one of
thai sex that he had classed as trouble
some and trifling. He did not hesitate,
however to assuie Ihe weeping girl that
ho would bolh protect and love lier,wilh
i hiolhei's Hue affection. He immedi-
itcly wroto lo a friend to have a house
jiicpated for his return so that it might
suit a "bachelor "and Ins stster,and leav
ing Iho arrangement wholly lo his taste
After an absenco of about two weeks
he lelurncd lo Bedford, and established
Mary as mistiess of his house, and she
Imdbeen in that office nearly six months
when the conversation we have related
took place al t tic breakfast table.
Mary had felt deeply her aunt's death
mil with It ihe Iojs of the society ol all
"hose dear fi iends among whom she had
lived so happily Ihe sister 0! Mr.
D01 ranee did not want for civilities of a
Ihtioring character in her new position,
ind she received and reciprocated them
with good breeding and gratitude; bu
still her affectionate heart missed the old
friends she had been taken from, and in
tho necessary loneliness of a bachelors
homo, sighed often for their pleasant so
ciety, and for none moro so than that of
I(ani:y I hoi it. No wonder then lhal
her joy was groat, lo learn that il was
now in Fanny's power lo visit her.
I hey wore congenial in tasto and char
acter, bad been companions from child
hood, and were friends out of pure es
teem for the worlh which each saw lilt
other to possess. When Mr. Dorrance
returned lo dinner, ho appeared lo have
no collection of Fanny s intended visit,
though Mary asked him many questions
about the wejthor,tbo safely of railroads
and tie lime of the cars coming in,
Ho answered her, and then said il was
natural he beliovud for ladies to ask
questions, and yet as lie left llio room
he was struck by tho very happy and
ovrly expression ol her countenance.
The next morning proved fair am
irighl as Mary's hopes, sho had slcpl
oundly and fancied sho bad much li
As she handed her brother his coffee
sho said,'' To morrow we shall he a trie
it breakfast, and I hope my brother
prepared to bo very agrcoablo to my
" Agieeable, Mary ! What do vou
mean? That I am lo flatter and talk
nonsense to your friend? Suppose 1
take breakfast in my own room. Willi
you, Ilary,l have managed to gel along
UUt with another lady,l cannot see how
it is to be done. She will exnect mo to
bow, compliment and offer my arm on
everv occasion, t cannot do it. Ml
mind must not bo cobweblied by such
'rifles. Do not look so sad. Marv.
At t ft flit
iMaKe miss 1 norn as welcome as you
can. Ad lively, onlv no attentions
"Hut brother, Miss Thorn will not
feel pleasant lo know she has driven you
trom your breakfast taole;besides,il will
''Miss Thorn, my dear Man, will
have to learn thai I am a man of busi
ness, and have no lime to waste on la
dies. I told you, sistor,ihat you would
not like a bachelor's ways. Women do
so many things that ihcrc is no use of
doing, that a man of business who knows
the value of time can scarcely get along
wiih them. Women ought to live
great deal longer than men , for twenty
years of their life is not equal to ten of a
man s, they trifle so."
Hut still, Henry," said Mary, hei
beautiful eyes involuntarily fifllirg will
iears. "1 musl insist upon yon not alter
ing your old practice of breakfastinc
wiih me; do not for my sake, I entreat
",Wejt if that will .satisfy yoli,-
won't." Anil heaving a deep stub
if he had a pressago ol fuithcr evils, lit
said, " I liopo that this is all."
" All for the present, brother," said
Mary, laughing. 'I shall see you
"No, not at dinner, for I am obliged
logo out ol town on the Green. Hill bu
siness, anil win not Oe 111 until lalo 11
1'anny I horn arrived safely in tin
town and waswelconiod amid the smile-
tnd ears of the warm-hearted Mary.
I hey embraced again and again and
kissed each other with all the ardor of
the purest of love. Mary conducted
her friend to 1 he anirlment sho bar'
prepared for her reception, and then
iney poureu out llieir hearls, the onr
totally forgetting that her brother was
. 1 . . 1 .
to be no abettor in all hor plans, and
the other unconscious lhal she was an
inmalo ol the house of tho most import
ml gentleman in the neighborhood
the celebrated Mr. Dorrance still:
bachelor in defnnco of the ladies.
It will be not worlh while to tell what
the ladies said between their mcctinc
and tea-time, lesl some of my reader.-
might charge the fair couple with tri
ding, which Mr. Dorrance pronounced
to be the province of women; but ncvoi
tea-table was graced by two loveliei
maidens than that of the invulnerable
Mr. D01 ranee.
I must apolog'ze for the absence of
my brother. Husiness of importance has
called him out of towi, and I shall not
hdvo tho pleasure of presenting you to
him until mormng:hut he desired mc lo
make you perfectly at home.
" He is veiv kind. Mary, but ho is
not a( all like you? What musl I expoci
to see? You wrote 1110 word that he
was a 'confirmed bachelor.' Has be
been deceived by ono of our sex, and
thcreforo empties his ink boltlu on I lie
whole of us?"
" Oh 110 be has lived apart from the
nfluence offemiles since the death of
my dear mother, and has denounced u
alt as a bod v of iriflers harmless 1 be-
lievc he thinks we are, but rather an un
necessary part of creation."
Well then, what we tto will make no
mpression on him be it good or ill
he will range it under the gems, trifles
anil so let it pass."
"Ob yos die is very kind to me; but
is he says in his old way, I am bis sistei
and tako attention or do without it as a
matter of course.
( And lhal circumstance is no fait of
his, 13ut your houso is in veiy good
tatte.and your piano of excellent tone'
aid Fanny, as she rose from llio table
.nd ran her fingers over the keys.
Miry was sonn al their dido and thev
ong together all their old songi as ihey
vcre wont io uo in 1110 large old fashion
parlour, of their aunt at Taun-
On entering the breakfast room the
icxl morning, Mary was somowbai
urprised to find her brother alreadv
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urn! iMuint inu mm 1111111 nauer. one
led Fanny forward, and with a sweet-
..nnft n .1 n II ..... ll...i .. I . I
iii; uuu uiiuuiiuii inHi uiigni nave a-
wakened a sympathy in ihe bosom of
old Cate, said . "My dear brother, allow
no to present iuiss I horn to you, or in
iiner words, my iricnd l annv.that vou
nave nearu so much aiiout. "
1 1 . . .. - -
Mr. Dorrance rose, bowed, and law
yer as he was, stammered and was cm-
"larrassed by the presence of the lovch
.!..! ...t. .. .. lie 1 . . J
ini who sioou ociorc mm. lie soon,
however, regained his composure, find
mail c 111c UBUill i-imuirics as to nils
1 .lorn's journey, her health, and honed
Mary would make her visit agreeable.
They were soon seated at the breakfast
table. Mr. Dorrance seemed scarcely
to Know whether ho was to pursuo hi
old plan of reading as ho sinned his cof
i'- 'in.- 1.1t .it 1
ii-u, j. ue lames milieu as it lie wero not
present, and had he looked un he would
have seen a mischievous smile in Mary's
ryes occasioned oy ins perplexity, whicl
sue in vain incu to conceal. Ho not
through the breakfast, and Marv Iho't
she heard him givoa sigh of relief as he
closed the door. Certain it is that he
looked round his office rooms that morn
ing with an air of peculiar satisfaction to
find nothing that in any degree rcsem
bled a woman, and turned over the na
ges of his books with a feeling of luxury
"These speak, "said the bachelor, 'whh
" Your brother is by no means an ocn
Mary, or any thing like the beast thai
rpeauiy. irveu wnn, dui a handsome, in
elligent looking gentleman. When I
know him better, I shall venture to in
quire lo 'what dread cause' wo owe hi
aversion lo our sex.
" Not only intelligent lookinc, but
really so. If we could open his eyes to
regard 'Heaven s last best gift' as hi
ought, what a charming addition
would be lo our society."
.Days passed by, and Miss Thorn had
become quite accustomed lo tho grav
manner of Mr. Dorrance. She could
laugh as lightly and sing as swerlly in
Ins picsence as it ho wero some lifcles
statue "who had cars and heard not
But ears he had, and eyes too, and tho
ho book or paper was always in In
hands, yel Ins thoughts weie oflenci
occupied with the two ladies of hi
houso than will) the contents of either
I'liey wete pioblenu he could not solv
I hey talked so miirh about incident
unworthy a thought, their movcnionls
were so rapid and light, and they wei
always pleased. It was a mystery to
liim what they were made of.
Ono morning as Alary and ha wero alone
I'auny having gone out, her brother re
matked, 'I thought you said Miss Thorn
was entirely unacquainted in our town.'
00 sho was, beloro hor visit."
" Why, Mr. Grey sneaks of her as llio
ho know her very intimately, and detained
me a long time yeslurday with a tirade ol
eongraltilalioiis on my havinc so delightful
1 lauy an inmate ol my house, asUinir me
wtiat 1 thought of the contour o her laco
her voice her conversational powers hei
form when, in fact"
" When, in fact, my dear brother did noi
Know that sue posscssod any thiuir won!
looKing ai, or listening to. Mi. Urcy
not so insensible to female charms as Mr
Dorranea and yet Mr. Grey is no Iniller
funny is nung with him this morning.
" Killing ! Has Grey nothing mote ti
Uo than rule with too ladies? His pros
penis are fino, but such proceedings wil
nun h 1111. And moreover, ho is, hn loll)
mo, far from expert at driving. Miss Tiion
is not sale with inm.
"Do not bo concerned; they are on horse
back; anil il you could have seen how ex
ceedingly lovely Fanny looked when mom
led, even you woulc have wished Mr. Gre)
anywhere else than by her side."
Mr. Dorrance wes silent for a few nio
nenls. " It is strange, Mary, wlion 1
have a carriage, that vou should not have
mentioned the pleasura I would have in
driving her out. It seems you havo no
proper idea ol things, 1 am acquainted
with all the drivers round ihe country, and
Miss 1 horn ought io see them before sue
"Oh rauny has been to them all."
"A f When and with whom T
Mr, Grey and other gonttenteni' said
Muty, laughing as her brother closed tin
door muiieiing, 'Tho deuce lake Oroy-Lo
.lail ,,.. , u , ,,,, -
Wo cannot divine why, but duiing din'
nor Mr Dorrance certainly looked very
fton al Fanny while she talked of hor
pleasure rido with Mr. Groy.
"Miss Thorn, my carriago Is at iho ser'
vice of yonraolf anil my sister whenever
you desire lo ride,' said Mr.,,Dorrance,wiili
n easier ami moro soiiiblo manner than
ho had ever yel assumed towards her.
Fanny thanked him, and insensibly they
loll into a conversation concerning scenery
anil HUiluings, and tho diffurenco between
the town and country pursuits, until Miry
smu it was lour o'clock, ami the bachelor.
wiih an embarrassed air, al the thought of
conversing an hour with lady, rose anil
bowed to them as he left the room.
While Mr. Doriance had been so imlif
feront to Miss Thorn and her charms; they
had been fully appreciated by his friends:
Mr. Grey was not the first who had spoken
to him of her beauty, and whothor ho feared
lie had not been sufficiently polite to an in
mate of his own house, wo cannot say;
but certainly henceforth ho lingered longer
at tho tably, and even was guilty of a few
htllo acts of gallantry to the ladies.
After dinner, ono day, he threw some
concerl tickets on the (able and said, 'Tho
concert of to night promises much. There
are tickets for Miss Thorn and vtmreelf."
" Oh thank you, brother, but how shall
we get lliere? unless Mr. Grey or some ono
comes in, we shall have no escort,"
Why, is il loo entirely iinfashionsble
for one gentleman lo attend to two la
Bul we have not one," said Marv, hesi
tating, 'unless you spend nn evening . for
once in so useless a manner.
" Of course, Mary, I intend going, I
once thought you had moie quickness than
most of your sex; bin I do not know what
is the mntter with you; you are dull al com
prelieiuling the most simple thing.'
" Oh, remember I am only Miss Dorranea
not Mr.' said Mary laughing, as she ran up
stairs lo Fanny.
" What wonder next, Fanny? My broth
er isks you to sing after breakfast, brings
concert tickets after dinnor, and accompa
nies us in propria persona after lea. Oh,
my confirmed bachelor brother; I begin to
havo hopes of you after all.'
The concert was delightful; Fanny and
Mary two of the greatest beauties there,
mil Mr. Dorrance tho most envied of
As they pteparei! for sleep, Fanny said,
'Really, Mary, your brother was almost as
agreeable as Mr. Grey.'
"Iliad little oppoitniiily of Judging,'
replied Mary in a sleepy tone, and due con
To Mary's deep regrot there remained
but ono week of Fanny's visit; nearly two
months since she came. Why dues timo
when we are so happy travel on so quickly?
How they counted tho hours when they
must part to meet again, under such pleas
tut circumstances; perhaps no moro,
With your approbation, Henry, I shall
have a number of friends, to sptnd Wed
nesday evening wiih me before my dear
"Just as you pkase, my liltlo sister.
but why must Miss Thorn go so toon?
Is she weary of this placo aud its gaiiies?'
" Fanny has only one sister, and she is
k deeply afflicted one. To be away any
longer, she says would be heartless and un-
lind. I suppose 1 shall have your compa
ny if not your assistance on Wednesday.
Ur. Grey knowing your distaste for such
kings, has offered his services.'
" Mr. Grey lias grown officious,' said
Mr. Dorrance, pettishly; 1 don't i-e how
ho can know any tiling of my tasits or dis
Oh,' said Mary, coloring, ho meant no
offence; I thought you esteemed Air, Grey
is ono romarkablo for every virtue'
" Esteem him? So I do; but he need
not interfero with my duties.'
Every thing in the way of preparation
went on well; but a few refusals came, and
Fanny and Maty wore beyond description
bouiliful as Ihey stood together to receive
tlielr gucsla for the evening. Many bright