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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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nip t,; t: :,,,An TRER ED ti t cg &
isViaie LAS, was. rungs ORLY.
tv ye o re, ye r witiketed trees I
'sdn, Ind the veinal rain,
Agatha inftining Wreath lathe spring-tido breeze
nog agate !
Why do'your leafless breaches spread
w o o l o a kr.Saidessimedand bloom, •
Andhenigp'es.the brigittyoung sapling's head.
Like prophodes of glootut
p ,shotels in the sunny air,
A s 1 by the wintry wind, itt Than, ind joy of summer Than,
Iv • cannot pay in kind!
Why do ye gambit 'the smiling earth,
I , ,AddelluldcWr !belt ick green grass I
Mcimalmay lbe,the young shrub's leafy mirth—
Pass. from this bright world pug !
Themsentoll sigh fiver the, withered boughs,
Wind o'er the crisping mews
It 4, Vert Its tone.
sky, "Alas to think
Of man's Ingratitude;
l'hiltiee'frombte sight are bid to shrink—
We, monarchs of the wood!
OW. Witt to he WI green and fkir
-. l As the Oven ye cherish now,
Ands semen of leaves ware wont to bear
We used to laugh in the plesant
And bathe in Ihe heavy dew;
Why gitadge that now our youth - is gene--
• '''We !Miler Yet in view't
i . ;Wis Me lingering bet like aged men,
• Wilk helA• ilati-i4e1 1 9 130 .c514 I
Wiwildyou sewn-your own grey fasts, then,
Beenues 'they have grown old 1
Ye look on Mari with a reeerentlook,
Though bent and aged now
And tesido as ye would read a book,
The 'wisdom on each brow.
.13Ip pot,,lnose reverend parent, teach
That we must pass away I
'Manley not we such lessons preach
Of slow bat sure dolly
Vi'llen the flattering Spring winds wander by
• These fair young loaves and flowery,
We tell theist with a low deep sigh,
Their fate must be uurs.'
tFrohi the Nineteenth Ceinfilij
V.AURADiI . MANIAC.
Night, night I-
And no stars in sight,
While Autumn is sighing its dying tune;
And Time from the steeple
Looks down on the people
?Item& windows that glow Like the tieing moon
• Diebold, behold!
The young , end the old -
Crowning yea easement end filling the door,
To eeeT - it poor ranger .
An outcast and stranger,
to if making sumo desolate Aura
A■ if it wore holy,
Pacing the place with a sorrowful air,
Firmly and (caries:ly,
. statuc•like, tearlessly,
tishitt, she tnerinuni, it anay be, in pram , .
With her paling prest
Over her brining,
ih• own* as if austing the desolate hour
.#Ol Idte ckck Mau&
With its midnight heads
Tolling the time to itself in the tower.
Keeping her paces
Among mains and lacoa,
She walks like an heir to fortune and mance,—
As it hung upon het
- Jewels of honor;—
But her aasuran is coarse, sad herbaria is the same.
Susadina6;, - berghtly,
Her features, lightly
DNA liana walks, and she laughs wits new
, 'rbrengb her sad story Duna.
, Glimpses of glory,
Fragrant of gailhaod, awn over her wiliness.
Tha storm of her path
Sweevakier hat visions and lames not a ear;
Wildly An 'putters—
List what she ucttPr%
•!m'et6Ltt of 'death anditha land °taw watt!
Quietly take ber—,
Good people, make bet
Warthreatelk the gaping *ad wondering ctowd;
Asia eve tamen+w
• Ihrttkaaoe all ber sorrow
May lie with bow dad a poor vaginal shrewd
Irons Cikwires Ls(ly's Book. tot Januag.
ATALANTA ON SKATES.
.SOXAMIII.I^ more than twenty yeans ago,
in it fine old mansion on the St. Lawrence,
near Montreal, lived Gen. Paul Leroux,
fOrmerly or French army, and irdevo
tad Bonapartist. On the final fall of Na
!P4l°,4:in,lui had emigrated to Canada with
hie family, and a portion of Mamma prince-
Uen. Leroux was a widower, with two
itWirr children,'Henti and Ptgerile, at your
, 1401te, my reader. These two having
tfOtiLditiir - mOther to ee ly, Childhood, bad
'spent some yam with relatives in Swim.
•erland. Is that wildest country, in the
.coidarfonvlsige household, herself the es
tpecild pet of, her grand-u ncle , a veteran
Eugenie Leroni *was allowed all
thli wild rite healthful freedom of a peas
lltAltq, age of sixteen,"when she.
.atietiMipatiletl'litir father and brother to the
"Ntlar r World, she could boast but few lady-
I itkirisaconplisiunents and aristocratic airs
i but the was lovely, with the promise of
• eralidliniu* beauty, bwitabinglY naive
iinlnittiiter; sad as brave and vigorous as a
:young; .7ingora. She was passionate in
SPIN, Mmewous and wayward ; fiery and
fearleakin her resentments, but quick and
leaarous Au'forgive ; ardont and devoted
ttothelleath in her loves and friendships.
tHertri'Leroux was possessed of a fine in
tellect, but was of a delicate physical or
!galliaation3 gentle in spirit, sensitive, stu-
Aiwa and religions, the fair beauty of his
face,ahe subdued tone of his voice and his
ittiist,•manner, all went to render him a
most remarkable contrast to his sister.—
/301.wi1l not dwell further upon his char
'Mime as his (inure life is to form the sub
iltilimiat subsequent sketch.
On reaching his Canadian home, Gen.
Leroux procured a governess and masters
Jae his daughter. Mademoiselle . Eugenic
dokwit Acquired a good knowledge of Eng
-14, and made rapid progress in music,
(orwhieli she possessed remarkable talent ;
but she indignantly overturned her em
brdidery frame, tossed her paint-brollies
into the river, and sent her Latin grammar
after theta. Her poor governess soon re
illieedt in despair, all hops of making a
fine lady out of the wild girl of the Alps,
whom an indulgent father, good, easy man,
perniitted to follow, in all things, her un-
' Oar heroine's early residence in Swits•
erland had colored her *Sire atter-life and
character ; and - a - inughter of avioldier, she
was, perhaps not unnaturally,
and soinewhat masculine tt her tastes.—
She neither trembled, fainted, nor shrieked
wikevnisit9 Ilensibty and delicate ner
vousness at the roar of ordnance, the peal
of, niuketry,. and the sharp crack of the ri
fle. 'She laved them rather, and at the
gleam of arms and the exulting swell of
martial music, there ever dashed from her
kindling eyes the bold spirit of a Joan d'
Arc. As a horse-wornau, she watabso.
Jutely unrivalled in all the Canadae-.-at
least, so said ber riding-master. Sheoould
row tike Grace Darlink Mint Edna a mere .
Maid. mei then iter.ekettlege—,
ogler skating! Good gracious!" cries
my fair reader, in feminine consternation.
Wait a bit, honey, and madder, Skating
is ap amusement which has beeen too long
monopolized by 'our natural enemy,' as
some lady writer—Mies Martimniu, Miss
Repair More, or Miss Robinson Crusoe
,calls the sterner sex. his a grecefuh a
delightful, and most invigorating exercise.
I *peak not unadvisedly, for in my early
girlhood,. I too, acquired this singular me
compliehment, and I now only blush for
the faire delicacy which has since prevent
me from keeping myself in practice.
But Eugenie, fearless of the censures of
the over-refilled, and scorning the imperti
nent observations of the canaille, pursued
with enthusiasm the favorite pastime of
her awls' winter-life; and no sooner did
the ice of the St. Lawrence beborne of a
reliable thickness, than, Accompanied by her
twin-brother, she might be seen performing
her graceful evolutions thereon for hours
together. Her skill and swiftness became
proverbial, and many were the delighted
witnesses of her varied and extraordinary
feats. But it is time she was introduced
personally to my readers.
Oil the afternoon of a keen but sunny
day in January, Eugenie , and Henri Le
roux laughingly descended the bank of the
St. Lawrence, and mingled with a small
company of skaters. Mademoiselle Eu
genieethen a strikingly beautiful brunette.
of eighteen, was auttably, though some
what coquettishly, attired in a short skirt
and tightly-fittinciacket of dark blue cloth,
richly trimmed with black fur. Upon her
head she wore a small fur cap; her raven
hair was put plainly back; . the rich brown
of her complexion . was brilliant with a
glow of pleasure, and her large dark oyes
were flashing back the sunshine.
After amusing herself as usual for a
while, Eugenie observed a burly - English
corporal, with whom she had a slight ska
ting acquaintance, progreseing leisurely
towards her, drawing a miniature sleigh.
This, she presently saw, contained the
first-born of the corporal's house, a stout
boy of about/I.llf a year old, well wrapped
in furs' and flannel, and rosy-cheeked with
the healthful wintry air. Eugenie glided
along by the little vehicle, chatting pleas
antly, and delighting the proud father by
her praises of his pretty child, till sudden
ly a wild thought darting through he: brain
she caught the infant from the cushions,
laid it on her head, after the Swiss man
ner, putting up one hand to steady, it,. and
was off like a flash ! As fur the corporal,
"his sensations were more easily imagined
than described," to use a novel expression.
He stood stupefied and transfixed for , a
moment, then gave a cry between a groan
and a yell, and started in pursuit. He
was a tolerable skater, but he knew no;
with whom he had to compete. Engenie
was now rods ahead of him, looking back
and laughing provokingly; now passing so
near that he almost grasped her dress ;
now circling about him with fearful rapid
ity. At last the poor man became furious,
swore roundly at the mischievous girl,
and called for aid in rescuing his child.--
Three or four,. Hepri among the number,
laughing heartily, set out in eager pursuit;
but Eugenie, siker eluding them at every
point, flew back to the little sleigh, low
ered die child front her head, kissed him
hastily, laid bins smiling and unharmed
upon kis pillow, and was of again.
Among the interested though inactive
spectators of this strange scene, were two
British olftsers. then stationed at Montreal.
Captain Hamilton and Lieutenant Thurs
ton. The former was highly connected
and the heir to considerable wealth, had a
soldierly appearance, a symmetrical form
and. a fine manly iace, happy,•and withal.
innocent iu its expression.
Thurston-wait a man of the, world, with
a peculiarly English physiognomy; was
considered handsomer than his companion,
to whom he was an attached and devoted
On lea Sing he river, alter Eugenie and
her brother had, disappeared, - Hamilton
mairilained: a thoughtful ;ileum until he
reached his quarters, when he exclaimed
—"Thurston, we must make the acquain
tance of Gen. Leroux, for, by the powers,
I would give my commission to know that
girl I She is a glorious creature—a glo
ri-ous creature ! "
"Fudge, Hamilton ; she is a merciless
savage—a very ogress, running away with
babies, tind frightening worthy, fathers out
of their wits."
Our officers found little difficulty in
gaining an entree into the hospitable man
sion of the courteous Gen. Leroux, and
ere many months were past, they were on
u footing of familiar Intercourse with hes
family. Captain Hamilton's admiration
for Eugenie finally deepened into love, and
many things seemed to augur favorably
for the success of his suit. The father
and brother of the lady were Loth won
ver by the many excellencies of the young
soldier's character, his intellectual
cations and the charm of his manner; but
the heart of Eugenic herself were not 'no
easily conquered. Her lover 80011 ascer
tained that many of her feelings, tastes and
early prejudices were opposed to the inter
est which he sought to create. First of
all, her amor patrite was far stronger than
that of most women ; she passionately
loved la belle France, and as passionately
hated her enemies. Then she cherished
in the depths ,of her soul, that wild, enthu
siastic, adoring love for the memory of Na
puleou which none but a true Bonapartist!
eau fully understand.
GETTYSBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1848.
When a mere child, she had seen the
great hero—she had a distinct recollection
of his face, of his winning smile, as he ad
dressed a few playful words to her. Hen
ri Leroux even declared to Hamilton that
het right cheek, which had received the
imperial, salute, had been tabooed from that
time, no less august rips having pressed
the sacred spot. To her father and brother
Eugenie never spoke of the glorious days
of the empire but with mournful enthusiasm
—of , the emperor but with tears; yet to
Capita Hamilton, she talked proudly of
the,deetia and reign of the greai Marna
,and entered lino many an animated
discussion of his merits as a ruler and a
like every English soldier !
wee It I,olllhipper of Wellington, and Could
never be brought to admit that the general
ship of the conquered surpassed that o£ the
conqueror. - .
Such discussions sometimes add a pi.
gooney to friendship, but no degree of di..
cord is healthful fortetie..end ourlovers bad
some serious disagreements. But recon.
ciliation. always followed, Eugenie usual
ly concluding, in her calmer moment*, that
a live friend was better than a dead emper
or, and frankly.sending to the aggrieved
,gentleman some pacific message.
During the summer and fall; Glen. Le.
roux was absent on a .tour through _. the
States; and as Henri was much engrossed
by studies, Captain Hamilton was left a
fair field for his wooing operations. He
rode and walked, and sung and read Eng.,
lish with mademoiselle, and all would have
gone on smoothly had he not also talked.—
But the ghost of Bonaparte was never
laid ; and that unfortunate last battle,
when the "little corporal" was defeated
by fate, not by Wellington, was fought o•
ver again, almost daily.
On thu return of the general, Captain
Hamilton thought best to consult with
him, before making a formal proposal -to- 1
Eugenie. To his great joy. the kind
father made no opposition to his suit—
leaving the matter whole in his daughter's
hands. But Eugenie was tow arch ave.
queue to decide at once—again and again
requested time for consideration, until
weeks slipped by, and the merry' skating
days had come round again.
It was a clear, luminous moonlight night,
late in December, when Captain Hamilton
and Lieutenant Thurston met at the hduse
of Gen. Leroux. Thurskm had but that
day returned from Quebec, where he had
been spending some months; and was,
therefore, not altogether au fait of the
state of affairs between his brother soldier
and Mademoiselle Eugenie. The friends,
though they did not come together, (band
they were bound on the selfsame errand
solicit the honor of attending upon
mademoiselle to a military ball which was
to be given on Pew Xel is eve. As addl.
er gentleman would iesigu his claim lain
vor of the other, a playful altercation en
sued—Eugenic declaring herself unable to
decide. At this point, Henri laughingly
proposed that as the night was magnificent,
the important question should be decided
by a skating match ; or that Eugenie should
play "Atalanta upon Skates."
The gentlemen joyfully assented; Eu.
genie clapped her hands with childish glee.
and retired to don her skating costume.--
Thisewas somewhat different from the one
which she had worn a year before ; the
trimming being of white fur, and for die
sake of treater conspicuousness on this
occasion, she had placed in her cap along
white ostrich plume. The' effect of this
dress was to render her more bewitching.;
thiin liver; ai she came tioyn~t
tag into the drawing room for heicompan
ions. Gen. Leroux, after gazing on her
proudly fOr a moment, enibrseed her ten
derly, and declared his intention of joining
the little party, to see that no harm belel
her, and that all went fair in the race.
In their tray to the river, Captain Ham
ilton, whose arm Eugenia had taken, look
ed with sudden seriousness into the roguish
eyes of his compinlon, and whispered—
" May not a question Of more mouteot
than of eseoiling ,you to this ball, be also
decided to night f"
"In the same manner, Monsieur r
• "Yes, and may the swiftness of my
heel, *rail, where the eloquence of an a
doring heart has failed V'
"As you will," she . replied, laughing
merrily. 'sOvertake me, 'sod I surrender
prisoner for life; but fail, and it lithe lost
Waterloo of your wooing. Remonberl",
The moon was at its full, and the ice
bound Si. Lawrence lay like; a tirotid sheet
of glittering silver.
The race was soon fairly begun. Thurs
ton at first seemed likeliest to win, but lay
ing out all his strength in desperate efforts
to heed Eugenie in her marvelous evolu
tions, at length sank down, utterly ex
hausted; and the, provoking girl turned
and flew past him like a wild bird on the
wing. The field was now left to Hamil.
ton, who had infinite), more at stake, and
he swore a mighty oath (to himself) never
to yield until the victory was his.
It was a scene of singular excitement.—
Hamilton; though an admirable skater,
never seemed to gain upon Eugenie, except
by her own permission ; for she would
now and then flag, as though about to pause,
place her hand on her side, and drop her
head, as if from weariness. Hamilton
would redouble his efforts, and the next
moment she would be flying about him in
bewildering circles, nearer and nearer, till
the ring of her skates and her merry laugh
were in his ear, and then, away shot her
lithe form with incredible swiftness, till far
a-down the river her long white plume was
floating in the moonlight.
At length, Eugenie called back—
"' am getting tired of this, Capt. Ham
ilton. You can never overtake me; but
stop where you arc, and I will come to
Hamilton paused, and soon beheld his
inamorata swiftly approachtsig. As she
drew Dearer, however, she glided along
more leisurely and coquettishly. Alt, mo
ment of thrilling rapture to the lover, when
he watched that magnificent creature coin
ing slowly, but steadily towards him, with
her head archly inclined to one aide ; her
luxuriant hair loosed from her cap, and
falling over her shoulders ; her anus cros-
..FEARLESS AND FREE."
sad upon her bosom; her lips apart, and
her eyes flashing gloriously, and not un
lovingly, upon him I Nearer, nearer; he
reached forth his arms with a cry of joy- 1
ful welcome! Nearer, nearer; he could
see her breath, silvered into small clouds,
by the frost of the still night!—when she
bowed her head, and shot beneath his ex
tended arm, liked a winged arrow!
The baffled officer turned quickly, too
quickly, alas, for his feet slid from under
him, and he measured his length on the
ice! He . suddenly recovered himself, to
behold Eugenie pausing at a little distance,
and resigning herself to extravagant merri
ment; her wild laugh ringing out like a
peal of .bells on the clear frosty air. Vex
ation and mortification gave our hero new
strength, and he again set out with all the
energy of desperation. This time lie
gained upon his treacherous lady-love.—
Eugenie became really alarmed, when,
looking backward, she saw him dashing
on like an eagle in pursuit of a devoted
wood pigeon. She strove eagerly to reach
the, bank, but in vain. Hamilton saw with
exultation that the prize would soon be
his; he already stretched out his arms,
when---she was gone, gone . 0 and at his
1 feet yawned a chum in the ice I Fearless
1 of death and the iiirmatism, the gallant
captain leaped to iheretic e ; and, as Hee
veil would have it,lmt
to rose in the
same place where - sh sag i and was sore
ly lifted from the wam,r, and borne to the
bank by her alarmed lover. She had
chineed upon a spOibut thinly frozen o
ver ; the thick ice having been cut and re
moved on that very 'day.
The poor girl was . chilled into partial
unconsciousness, and Hamilton knelt by
her siiip,an,d tenderly strove touvive her.
Her fM7 Henri'end 'the Lieutenant bad
reaehetklie spot, butmo one i n leek red midi
the office of her rescuer. He seined not
to notice the proselyte of others, as he bent
over the Taisting_giet end. chafed be: hande
and temple,. At ite:, be pressed his lips
to hers, and called ppon her name in an
agony of love and.fear. As though she
had native& a—powerful galvanic shock,
Eugenie instandywprang to her feet, re.,
jecting whit indignation and • Jun:Sear the
furtheemisielmineJtthee_ presuming. lover.
SuPPlirled by luiriether pod brodusr, sha
proudly and silently walked homeward,
hurt and mortifiedlty the tragical termiaa•
tion of theeveninessmusetnent. •
The adventurentrucheilihe house, with,
icicles dependint4roon every point and
edge of their attire, and found themselves
pretty thoroughly chilled ; buta change of
clothing, and a Wks of eau de vie, soon
set all right again. :. '
Eugenie maintained her proud and silent
reserve until, u Capt. Hamilton was about,
leaving, aim. Leroux, grasping, his laud,
said in a trentuloue4roico---.., • '
"My deer yovigfrienti, you Were saved
the life of my child ; receive a father's bles
Eugenie's heart was touched-; she
sprang forward impetuously, seized .llam.
ikon's other hand, and, looking up with
tearful oyes, said, in a tone to be heard by
"Let we also thank you, my prespryer ;
I have been ungrateful, unwomanly ; for
give me !"
ii.:short time subsequent to the little
adventure which we have narrated, Capt.
Hamilton was ordered tnenother station,
where he remained during the whiter; his
qfaire de aeur. continuing in the meantime
pretty h much in *tutu quo. ,In the spring
thee e returned, but only ta bid his
called to England.
' On his announcing this to Eugenie, she
threw aside her reserve at once. exclaim
iog to, ,!
"Holy mother, going! and I—how can
[endure die partings"
"Oreatideaven, Eugenie l is it possible
that you love me at lut I"
do, trolly, tenderly ; lan never love
imotherr—will never wed another 2 I tell
you this, my friend, because I cannot wed'
"Say octan t dearest tbe my wife go with
me to England ! will make any sacrifice
for your love. Say the word and I will
leave the army, that I may never be the
active enemy of your native country. Tell
me, my love, will you not be persuaded 2"
"Oh! do not urge me, [entreat you! I
cannotliaten to you—l must net leave my
Ifcsaur I A. stranger in a strange land, his
1 country. his emperor, his daughter—all
I lost to him ; would he not die of a broken
heard—No, no; I will never forsake him I"
and the poor child burst into tears.
Capt. Hamilton strode up and down the
apartment, pale and heart-wrung with con•
tending emotions ; but he was too honor
able, too truely noble long to hesitate, and
respectfully taking Eugenie's hand in his,
I honor you for your decision ; I love
you the more tenderly for this beautiful ex
hibition of filial piety. May God give us
strength to endure our common trial, and
permit me to return at no distant day to
claim this hand.
Then, after folding her for the first time
to his breast, and kissing away the tears
which hung on her long, dark eye-lashes,
he turned hastily, and was gone. But he
returned in a moment—he had left a glove,
and returned to find Mademoiselle Eugenie
pressing that same glove to her lips and
heart, in her passionate sorrow. She was
overcome with confusion, and could scarce
ly raise her eyes to her lover's, as he hurri
edly requested her to inform her father
that ho would wait upon him in the morn
ing. to make him his adieu.
Early the next morning, Eugenie sought
her father in the library, and with as much
calmness as she could command. related
the occurrence of the preceeding evening.
The General, surprised and agitated, ex
"Is it possible that you love this man
whom you rejected"'
"As sincerely as my departed mother
must have loved you in your youth ; but I
could not make lonely the hearth of our
home ; 1 'could not forsake you, my fath
"You are an angel, Eugene! 'rho best
daughter that ever Wised a father's heart.
Yet I cannot accept this sacrifice; Icanno t
separate you from the man you love, and
who is worthy of you—it would be sel
fish, sinful to du this. Go with Hamilton
to England, his happy wife ! Go, and
take with you a father's blessing! God
forbid I should cloud your young life with
"Fattier, dear father, do not call this a
sacrifice ! The spirit of my mother will
aid me in my dutiful devotion to you.—
Heaven will smile upon me, and I shall be
Gen. Leroux sat in thoughtful silence
for a moment ; then, blushing like a very
boy, he said— •
"Look here, my daughter !" taking from
his bosom a miniature, set in brilliants—
the portrait of a young and handsome wo
man—not the long dead mother of Henri
"What does this mean, father ?" said
our heroine, turning deathly pale.
"It means," he replied, that, "foreseeing
that I could not always retain you to pre
side over my household, I have provided a
"Who and what is she 1"
"tjave patience, my love, and I will tell
you all. While ott a tour through the
States, last Autumn, I Met with an old
friend and fellow-soldier, an emigrant like
myself, and his only child ; a good and
beatitiforgirt it she, who hai promised to
fill that void in my heartleft by your moth
er, the place by my hearth soon to be left
by you. I thought to have told you this
long; but it was an awkward subject to
broach; and the marriage has been once
postponed on account of the death of a
lelatlve of Marie's."
"And sO;ny grand sacrifice was uncall
ed for V' aaittEugente, making an effort to
..Yes, my love—l shall grieve deeply
to' part with you;
but I shall not be coin
fdrtlesi. Now, I' am going out ; when
-43 apt: Hamilton calls, you most receive
him here, and may explain to hint the
change in your circumstances as regards
Don't weep, my child—don't, I pray
I will visit you in England with Henri and
end my wife, in the course of the sum.
rater; and you will return to Canada, some
time. God bless you, my darling!" and
the.exemplary father took himself off.
Eugenia had hardly time to dry her tears,
compose her face, and smooth her ring
lets, before Capt. Hamilton walked into
Ile was somewhat surprised at meeting
Eugenie again, and expressed much regret
st.not buirquable.to nee_her father. The
: poor girt was sadly embarrassed, and could
utter,little MOM than brief replies to the
.her lover. After a few mo
ments of plurally .coastrained converse
tiou, the Captain rase, kissed hastily the
hand of hisladir-rove, and not Trusting him
self to lolt,mpon her face, left her once
again Le 'her tears. She stood like a sta
tue Of grief,:and listened to his every step
at ha descended to the hall below. Then,
scarce conscious 'of die act, she flew rather
than ran down thestaire. Her lover heard
her light step„ and turned toward her.—
She gratiped his arm, leaned her head on
his shoulder, and murmured—
“If you must go, George, take me with
you '1 am not needed here; I shall die
if you leave me !”
.This ivas the first time Eugenie had ev
er called her lover **George." Itly gentle
man-reader will please recall the feeling
with whch he first heard his own name,
from the lips of the woman he loved.
7-Under such extraordinary circumstances
Copt. Hamilton soon obtained leave to de
lay for a short time his departure for Eng
land; and in the course of a week, his mar
riage with Eugenie took place,
,with all the
rites oltbe English and Itumish churches.
Of course, the bridegroom was pronoun.
ced elegant in white gloves and waistcoat;
end the bride adorable in satin and orange
blossoms. The usual number of jokes
and champaigne bottles were cracked, at
the expense of the former ; of gloves and
and sashes soiled at the expense of the lat•
Then followed forced smiles, blessings,
tears, the purling.
That night, hour after hotir, in, the lone•
ly room which had once been Eugenie's,
over a harp, whose strings the delicate fin
gers of the most loved might wake no more,
leaned a pale and fair-haired youth, weeping
wildly and bitterly, with the feeling that
his twin heart had been torn asunder.
That night, in his own room, sat a tall
and handsome man, yet in the golden mer
idian of life, gazing mournfully on the por
traitor a beautiful girl,in a skating costume,
which hung against the opposite wall.—
There was a strange quivering in the lip of
the soldier, a stranger glistening in his eye.
Then he drew from his breast another pic
ture, and ho gazed on that till the smile of
the lover shone through the tears of the
It is evening—the first evening at sea,
and Capt. Hamilton and his bride are on
deck, watching the last point of American
land, as it fades into the blue of the horizon.
"The wind blows fair—the, vessel feels
The pressure of the rising breeze :
And, swiftest of a thousand keels,
She leaps to the carrecring seas!"
Eugenie's swceteycs are filled with tears,
as, stretching her arms toward the dim
shore, she murmurs—
"Adieu, dear adopted land! father, broth
er, adieu, adieu !"
iler husband folds her to his bosom, and
whispers—" You have hided resigned much
to follow me."
"Yes, all, home, friends, and it may be,
my religion. And now, dear George,"
she adds, smiling through her tears, "will
you not admit that Napoleon was the great
est hero the world has ever known ?"
"Yes, yes, I yield at last; but in return
for this concession, I take the liberty, my
little Bonapartist wife, of kissing you on
the Emperor's cheek!"
, Du good to your frioud, that he mark!
more wholly yours_; to your enemy, that
he may become your friend.
A. good man cares not fur the reproof
of evil men.
Parental government is the exercise, for
moral purposes, of that moral power which
all parents naturally have over their chit•
dren The essential clement of all govern
ment is moral power. And when it is con
sidered that all parents have this power is
an ample degree, it seems strange that so
many should fail in the management of their
children. This failure cannot always arise
front neglect of parental duty ; for like the
world in general. children may be said to
be governed too much. And it may well
be doubted whether a system of parental
government excessively severe, is not usu
ally worse than none at all. Nor on. the
other hand, can such failure always be at
tributed to a defective system, or false
principleS. Fur it happens nut unseldom
that parents whose principles are unexcep
tionable, and whose manners cannot be
deemed either too lenient or too severe,
are as unsuccessful as any. 14 almost all
such cares it will be found upon examina
tion that the course of discipline, or sys
tem of government, was commenced too
late; and if begun too late, the most per
fect system of parental government will
result only in disappointment.
From the first dawn of the perceptive
faculties, the first operations of reason, the
child is susceptible of moral influences, and
of course capable of being made the sub
ject of moral government. For the con
science, the feeling or wrong, grows with
the mental growth, and strengthens with
its titrength. And su early is the infant
wan, developed, that in many instances be
fore the parent thinks it time to begin res
training and governning the child, the child
has already learned to have its own way,
or in other words, to govern the parent.—
While the painful experience of a large
number of parents proves that at this pe
riod the most perfect system of govern
ment, if not absolutely ton late to be of any
use, can repair this loss of time only by
long continued and persevering efforts,
The fart that children can think and rea
sou before they can speak, seems to have
been in sonic measure overlooked. 'Fhen
it need not be wondered at if parents find
difficulty in convincipg their children that
they are in earliest, when they have them
selves taught them to disregard what
they say. Nor should any he surprised to
find it no easy task to subdue the infant
will which they have themselves cultiva
ted and cherished by indulgence for years
or even months. If there is any first prin
ciple, any knowledge implanted in the
child by the Creator, it is the knowledge
of right and wrong. From the moment the
child can understand its parents' will, from
that moment it is eilple of being taught to
obey it. And gentle teachings at this ear
ly period are more efficacious than severer
ones are aftewards.
Parental government should therefore be
gin early, in order that it may be profita
ble to the child and pleasant to the parent.
For in no other way can a thorough disci
pline or the young mind be accomplished,
or domestic peace and quiet secured.
We must be permitted to add, while on
this subject, that the doctrine involved in the
popular outcry : "Our country, right or
wrong," is in our judgement one of the
most outragous ever broached. It is a
clear infraction of the teachings of !God's
Holfßible, and of the plainest lessons of
common justice. Nothing hut the capti
vating lure which it so artfully throws out,
of the pntative patriotism which is made
to gleam forth from beneath its adroit and
and hidden sophistry, could ever have re
conciled an intelligent and honest mind to
its adoption. If this monstrous motto were
founded in truth, then our patriot fathers
had never wrested this country from the
iron yoke of British tyranny, and we should
still be the abject vassals of a foreign po
tentate ; then Luther had never mutt
forth to preach and pray and labor against ,
the fearful abuses of church and- state in
the days of the glorious reformation ;
then the people and the state were right
and deserved to be sustained when they
condemned the Son of God to the ignomin
ious death of the cross ;—then there is an
end of all progress in political enconomy,
the nations of Europe are bound most loy
ally to support all the excesses and despot
ic usurpations of their respective govern.
ments, no matter whether or not they are !
thereby ground to powder and dust. Bet
enough. If adherence to this sophism is
to he regarded as a test of patriotism, we!
can ley no claim to such patriotisni. Our
motto is, -let God be true and every man
a liar ;" and hence we can only justify
our government and our country, so far as!
they go with God and the teachings of his'
word ; not an inch farther. But in pill ,
suing this course we feel assured, that we
are a better and truer friend to the country,
than he who is prepared to vindicate and!
support the decisions of the masses when
wrong, no less than when they are rikfht, I
This, at least, fur the present, is one of the,
articles of our political creed, and min)
convinced that we are in error we must
adhere to it, even if our adherence should
subject us to the loss of every sub Scriber
we have. No consideration under heaven,
if we know ourselves, even it it were sure
to crowd our list with subscribers and till
our coders with gold, could tempt us to
violate the manifeatdietations olcouscience., ,
We, however, started with the intention
to give expression to just one thought.—
asking pardon for so long a preface, here
it is. Was our,, government established
for an offensive one, or was it not rather
for the "common defence and general wet.
fare," as expressly stated in the constitu
tion' We find the celebrated John Ran
dolph bringing this very argument to bear
in Congress as far back as the year. 1806.
In one of his speeches he says: "I declare ,
in the face of day that thisg,uvernment was
not instituted for the purpose of offensive ,
war—no—it was framed ( to use its own I
language)for the common defence and the
general welfare, which are inconsistent with
offensive war. I call that offensive war !
which gobs oat of our own Iliatts and jtt
risdietionfor the attainment of objects not
within thoae limits and thatjurisdietiors. , -
What a pity that sneh ecnnmentl do atrll
actuate the people and an our rulers!—.
TWO DOLLARS PEA 411tiing.
The ohimericat idea of a ••imtanifest desti
ny" which has seized the minds of many ,
has overturned all pre-existing notion* or
right. The hallucination is so transcen
dental that it scarcely deserves a Serious
thought. If it be our destiny to commie
Mexico, God grant that it may be effected
by the peaceful influences of our holy re.=
ligion, instead of "the hideous logic of the
red-mouthed artillery." We go heart and
hand for any measure which will atop the
farther effusion of blood, he it the occupy•
ing of a certain line or a definite treaty :or
peace; and may there be one united and
vigorous effort to quench this spirit ; SI
conquest—to blast this moral Upas tied
which is blighting our fairest pcoSpeets.—
Trice there no heroism
in the statesman, who, against the terre4
of popular infatuation, still stands by
country 1 Is there no heroism in the•mia;.:.•
sionary and philanthropist--the preacher
who seeks the heathen in the rifts of the'
savage, and the physician who encounters
the perils of pestilence and all the Wady'
ministrations of his art, at which evert the
brave turn pale I Undoubtedly the truest
examples of heroism are displayed—or,
rather, they are concealed—every day and :
every night, by tneo—ay, and by women
—of all classes and under all eireunietin.'
ces, in the commonest duties life.
broken merehant, the ruined manufacturer.,
the widow who toils' for her children, and
the wife who watches by the deathbed-;-)
these, and and a thousand others, may ex
hibit, in the performance of duty under ad
versity,• examples of fortitude more truly.
heroic than are witnessed on fields of lir ,
tury. Courage Itinl wounds are the mer
its of the soldier; hut there are wounds of
the spirit harder to bear than any that are
ever struck upon the body, and there is, a
mural or religious courage, needing a great ! ,
er heart to sustain it than is required for
the struggle on the field of bettle,,,North,
iNVALVABLA: lboakoms.—We have no.
faith in quack remedies, but think it an,
fest to apply to a regular physiciamin all
cases of indisposition. Here are some ;
remedies, however, fur very provalentais.
orders, that we have no hesitation in .re
commending as quite infallible. 'Pry thedv:
Fur sea sickness—stay at home.
For drunkenness—driuk cold water.
For health—rise early.
For accident—keep out of danger.
To keep out of jail—pay your thrtits., ,
Tu please all—mind your business.
To make money—AMIE:MBE. .
OLD llEam's soN,"Seeing," contin
ued Miss Smix, "that the old wan was iwr
tent on getting his doll in my achotil, Iton
vented to take him. Many, linked Most,
of the scholars were astonished. to see
year-old-Heath." as they called him, seat-_
ed on the first form, among the infants in
their A, B, Ws. lie was badly'ashamed
at tirst, but in play-time could curry so Ma
ny children at once, "pig-a-back, ' that
they forgot their ignorance in his humility
and goodness. I confess my heart (like a
mother's, mind you,) yearned for and to
wards him—and inane a time, as I sat in
the school room near dusk, lobking at cas-.
des and spectres in the dying embers,
prayed that tied would give me power Mid
capacity to pick a way into his encrusted
brain. He was not dull, nor stupid in any
thing but mere letters. Cadmus in his
bead was embedded a fathom deep. ,At
last," and here the sweet face of Miss
Smix brightened, and the glimmer s!,Pluti
intended smile played over it, 1 gut him ,
clean through the alphabet, and he could
point nut my letters by name. In two
weeks he gm through his "ha-be-bi," Ste.,
and one bright Monday morning I put him
into l-a-lu-d-y. -i(y. I hail to tell him lifty
times the nature of syllables, but his brain
was as opaque as a cork.
“Ho you love pica !" said I, iu 'Aerie
"Well then, wide' and •pie' put togetli
er spell apple-pie, don't they !",
, , ,
"By a like rule la and :/y spell lal l Y7--
you understand ?"
llinre antl e ie spell whai, then •
"Hight! Pumpkin aail . pie, what!"
. ..Theo, what dues 1-ada-d-rdy : spell ?"•
"Custard-pie."' said he, with a yell : ut'
delight ut his suceesii.—N. 0. Delia. --
SIIARP SlllKantio.-- . D4ftru East, - "
served a Southerner' to a 'Yankee, "a cow
:lad a calf, and a calico!: truck, is said to be
a girl's portion—and that's thu iplace you.
come Teo In."
"Well," replied the Yanl:ec,'lleople
have to be born pretty much us other pee
pie say, barrio' accidents—and ,you're
from the place, ain't ye, where a.:potseto ,
patch, with cracks in it en wide thiogriea-•
hoppers are picked up at the bottuat by
hand-fats, their necks broke in tryieettir
jump over—is a portion for the eldesiset
My father told me," continued, the Dowre
easter, "he was once riding by one of your
great farina. Observing the wretehedneau,
of the land, he said—
-That fellow must be pluguy poor"
"Not so poor as )ou think for !: v -an-.
swered u voice from the bluukberry bush
es, "for I don't own but one-third
my father gin away oue-third to get . wolum.
to take ember !" .
A Stigma 801.,--”011. 1 .* mother." said'
a little fellow: “I've got ouch a bad head
ache, and sore throat too, that t don't be
licve I can go to school to•clay'."
...Have you. my dear ?" asked the with.
er, °well, you shun stay at houtenud-take.
-It's no matter," retorted the hopeful.,
urchin, "I guess I can go to subunit rr
gut 'em—Gut 11(ey,don'1 hurl rae;" .
.4/dear!" blubbered odt an 'treat"' #l ll }'
had ju.t been , 119treriug.frora in appnallikttlt
of the birch. my! ditty tell to .Mint
40 roda , ntake a 'furlong. but' I'eteettill */
bigger ete,ry titan that. Let 'unapt tnl t"
a tick l .itt an I had. and V i a
lex rod makes an aria'.