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• Thos.', W.% H1111F45, Esq. Shippensburg, do:
- 7 ----- , ---,Joux—Woxnximicti -- .,•Es — q - ; ----- do.
R. WILSON, Esq/Mechanicsburg, do.
• .11 , rxr.LIA,x1RuetattA; Etq Hopewell, do.
c 4 R. S'rtinciloar, Esq,. Churchtown, do.
1- 10. As - n. IVnirE, New Cumberland, do.
Tnos Esq. Bloomfield, Perry county
A. BLAcii, Esq, Landisburg, • do:
-elyt Slit• tali
-"Witli:sweetetiloweri en
From trarioutt gardens citit'd with care."
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- . fit GEO. B. PRENTICE.
--: ' ----1 01r± —. woUtif there-were some orb on high,
Some Tar, far place of rest, ", •
Where spirits worn with strife might IV,.
And be with quiet bless'd ;'• • •
I wander :here,.
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• A thing for Joy to shun
oeye — myliviug°stepst~~=cheer, --
—, . _ To weep for mewhen gone. 'l'l—
My years have - been as dreams Id fee,
Strange visions, wild, and grand,
Alai! ilispelleA—hew bitterly
I.l2 , disappolntinerWs, Warnli
The hopckwhiali once so freely sprang,
seemed o'er earth to dart,
NoW tilumeles r s, chilled, and deadened, hang
Like ice around my heart.
A cold and itching sense of grief
- -Thro' - each dim current 'firs;
A pain, which seeks a dark relief,
In brooding o'er its woes; -
-Mid buried joys I love to lie,
Like some spell-gathering priest
Where vampyre thought witlt.deadly eye;
Comes to its nightly feast I, • •
One Warm and living drop alone ) .
In this sad prison dwells,
Which ) like a hidden gem, path thrown
A ray upon its cells; •
Within my bosom, kiilkd and ornshed
This frozen cave of care,
One little spring of life-bath gushed;
Thy smile dissolved it there!
sweet! but oh '6,5 - passing now ;
• The-spell-will soonrhe,o'er.;------------ .
moment—oh& upon my beOw,
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!Tope sheds its light no more ;
I leave the only spot of. earth,
- - Which turned - me towards Heaven, .
And peace e'en in the hour of 1310 4 _
From its sad home is driven:
i'Vell—,be it so-r-UH wend my '
Come Fortune's cross or era • n ;
- Colcy==cbld I'll deem her 'Warmest ray, '
11l I:uave her darkest frown! •
sunny smile is gay and bright,
iovEn 'twill never be;
I seek a softer; purer light,
And that beams not for !
I'll name thee not—but 11! farewell,
fiinw—now I feel thy P k ilweel
N 4 Ver may'st thou knOw—l ne'er can tell
-- 1 1'he-anguish-of - this hour;
'Tie in my heart, and deep,and wide,
A sworn imprisoned lake;
Ventless—until the whelming tide
Shall bid this prition--nnii.x.!
'Farewell ! perchance this form again
---May-neverneet-thine eye;' -
Strangers - may wateh
_my couch of pain,
Tread o'er Me where I lie; • _
—Or should my wayward steps once more ' •
Ttetrace_the-leagues -which'sever,
- to mourn thy image o'er,
— FarewillegainFand - thia - - - 4helast,
Be blessed—be happy still; , •
With no regrette shade. the past,
-The futurezbringeo
ienh`it Mournful love, •
My Spirit's-only bride; ‘. .
_As some. fair being fronVaboie, •• .
To earth's embraim denied.
• ~Women in Parliament—A poet, in re" die long talk in favor. of woman Ve
t:station, thus hits of the
, Still; should your plan, my friend beicarried,: , —
" "And none but women that are married—
: Grave spinters of;abotit 'three score; •
- ' Or, il'ycru`will, say seventy-four.—,- " •
t',Sltould_take_their_seats in -Parliament, -
• - 'l‘o such asrangement I'll consent.
but mace permit the!young-and fair,
To gatit:a . lekal footing there, • '
Mark what 1 say; and .1 have done,
(,Believe ms!,l don?kmean,to pun,).
Iteformwould.surely be prevented ~...---;'
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OP " MAnr -MORRIS.!'
Mrs. West's absence from the break
fast; table was immediately noticed by
her husband, on the - following morn
ing. HeinstantlY despatclfed - a„,servant
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to her phamber_to_seo ifs .he-wag here.
The answer returned vy as in th_ nega
liii.e;lttia-A7l-0 il n ce'llo IA ' o r wh 'eh liisi
he relinquished coffee slid started to his
feet, pushing back his chair in surprise.
, 'Not:-in her chamber!'
-. 4 .1‘T0, sir,',replied the servant. • -
- • 4 Where, - -then? - where is she?- . Go
-qu i ck--tell-4.14an uel-to —co me--here.,-'-he
hurriedly said,. eyideu . l
__alavrned at
the circumstance ; 4;ilt — e
.deavoririg to.
conceal - his anxiety from observation.
At- his side were three or four domes=
tics--in attendance. 'Go you - to the nur
sery;'.hecontinued, speaking to . one of
them, 'see if she.s . tlApre. If she is net,
ask the nurse where she. - is.quick'
He ordered the rest out of the nom,
and up and down tlie_apartmentfstrode„ hand ,thrust into the bosom of
his vest, and the other . _ pressed. against
his forehead. : Manuel entered hastilg,_ .
with an :appearance - of concern in his
countenance and a look of-surprise, as
sumed forthe occasion. Use had made
it second nature to .him,-a — nd he-could.
be.. sorrowful 'Or glad at- - a.'moment's
_warning._ -
-gone!': he ex
.claimed, as . if he knew. nothing of it.
, ‘Yes--gone!' cried kis nriaster.-7STie_
isigonegone, and I amieft to misery
and shame!' • .
At this moment - the' servant - serit to
the nursery re-entered, and announced
that Mrs. West was not there; and that
the nurse knew nothing of her...
.'--Then this confirms it,' vociferated
the enraged husband—she_ has eloped
with her seducer - Byard!' emphasizing
the name of his relation With a bitter
too, Whilst his very teeth grated with
th&energy of his passicia: 'I saw the
villain but yestbrday, and told him to
.gone,,or that [would blow his brains
out if I found_ hint here again!'
'The—the child,' hesitatingly articu
lated the servant, wishing to speak, but
_afraid to;__ disconcerted. by the vehe
mence of her. roaStei r s - langliage. - Faint
as was her utterance, it. was heard by
the ear for which it ‘vasintended. As
drowning men. will catch- at-straws,-
Mr. West. eagerly uttered the 'word,
'the -child—what of that—speak!'
"Tis asleep. •in its cradle with the",
-- nurse - ;' - was — th - e - lii - astesponse of
servant, eroWding her words together
as fast as her utterance• would.lpermit t
for she was actually alarmed—her mas
ter, in the eagerness 9f the moment, ha
ving seized her by the wrist, fixing his
eyes wildl — u on her
_ in - its cradle, - say
• 'Yes—yes, sir;' she replied, trying to
disengage herself from the grasp - of tier
'questioner; who .how'burst : out_ into
loud laugh of exultation, mechanically
letting go his hold of the maid at
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same•time,_.whilst a_beam ofsgisfaction
lighted 7 up the expression of 'his - lace.
'Then I have - Ayronged cried he;
'she his not gone. That:child she loves
as :Tondly ever inotlier loved — her
babe; she would not leave it—no,_site.
never courcr. No, never so much for
get the sympathies of• woman's heart!'.
Confident' of what hes call
the domestics together, he gave er r
ders- for then . ) •to seek her about the
place,. which . they did thoroughly, but
after iin_hou'esusearch;-it-was-distinctly
aseeffained lhatshe., was neithe
mansion or neighborhood- A horse_was
saddled, and Manuel sent - to the city, to
inquire among her - relatives—perhaps
she was there. ,
absence of
master -strode - 'ckwards
- anAldrwards; with - 01 - ifirria pace, an
anxiously and impatiently 3ooking out
for his servant's return. His eyes fr 6 --
quenily bent to Abe but
slightest noise they - vr . qad .glance to
-wards the road, expectWto encounter
the object they desired to see. The
longest day must have an end, and at
last Manuel' came. •Mr. West'hurried
,down the gravel walk to• meet him, and
Instinctively taking hold of the bridle,
o .o,Pped.the horse, whilst hoodeman'ded.
in - Aaste of the rider, if he had seen or.heard
bny.thing of his wife. •
= . ..sir, replied . MannelJl haVe nei
thereeen nor belted of her.'
'What: they know nothing of her?'
-1 : - 'Nothing! ',
'Then she is gone,'-said the husband;
enipfiatically.l giving utterance to his
yrords l o‘Gonet gone!' beating his breadt •
Belch Cate.
-- From the Pennaylvania -- Inquirer.
A Talo founded upon Incidents in foal
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in 'the violence of his'emotions.' , 'Gone;
and left her ehilddeprived the infant
'of a, Mother's tare. . I thought her in-
capable of
,sucli . , an - act, - b - ut find I -- gate
her credit for sensibility. she rietrerpos
sessed. 7 - As he . finished Speakinp he
dropged his hand from the bridle, and
walked backwards_lOward .the'house—
...Manuel rode to
the stable,, put the horse up, and went
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into the drawing - room where his. mas
ter was sea
'So,' sat the litter, as he rose and .
commenced pacing to and fro, 'her re
la tiv_e.s_ have,itot .seen = herr.` . ' - •
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'No, sins
Ife — r4ou :iay?'
. have, neither- seen nor heard
are at.her disappearanee In fact, they
are alarmed, and •purpose, visiting you
•! not see them! If
they come, tell thetn. I'm absent,. or, if
-you-choose r ttelikthem,l,Tam_atit.otee,„bet
wont. be seen. OVNlanuel, my-disho
.nor is now' - ccitnpletel—made public to
the world! Little did I'think, ,Vhenat
the altar I,macie her mine, that I Was
reserved for , a, fate like this!". • Ast be
spoke, he clasped together his uplifted
hands-, and the'tears of ag,ony_drenched
"his eheek! The tears of a woman are
not unusual, and we , may expect them
many.occasions'; but. when .a. man,
weep'S, when the sterner heart is sub
dued, we may, of a certainty infer that
,the cause, whatever it is,„must - be pain
furindeed. , . _
'Sir,' said Manuel, 'let .me advise
you to _forget it,_and• think of her no
more„buttake_another in her stead.'
from -the—first, marry again; add you
can again enjoy the 'advantages-and the
comforts .. that:your_ wealtkaffdliN2
•A divorce!'
'Yes,;.„&v.hYLyou echo me, • and-seem
.amazed that ) ! should propose• it. It's .
but - an-every-day. occurrence.- Many
like you, sir„ have married with hopes
of perfection in the choice they made,
and have experienced . a like disappoint
ment.-Many there are that live toge
ther,-nomilially man and_ wife, bound
by the rites of the church; •but - who
would willingly be sundered. They
would, but can't: you can. Your wife
has left your bed and hoard, and if you
but ask a divorce of the authorities,
they-cannot refuse.'
a divorce of the authorities?'
'Ares: by all means I advise you to do
so. Wed nother. There are i. many as
fair as sheds — merry one of them, and
let the wife that has deserted you, see
that you can live, and happily too. As
-for her, let her go: let her bask in the
arms of her..parambur.. 'Tis but an ae
-cident that has happened, to . you, and
r ybushbuld_look_u.ponitjn_ no other
light. We are all liable to 'misfortunes,
arid why should you be exempt? Par
don my plain speaking, but I consider
it my duty. .If you marry again ) the
same ,niay happen again, 'and it may
not. Like every- thing else, it -is all
-chance,=Orte-ma n ;cscapes-the - - _ga ows
tbat deserves it, while another that . is.
innocent, hangs. One man is suddenly.
thrust to the-steeple-top of tune; with
-out even .desiring it; whilst others that
have toiled, their existence", fall
short of it,. and sink forgOtten. to un
heard-of , is chance—k.say
again, get a divorce and iiiiirrY - iiintlief.:' —
'Nolanuel ntr! Ido not wish the
kno_wledge.of my dishonor -more pub 7.
lie than it is. You.tal c k of marriage as .
would. speak of a bargain: but .to me
there is sorocthin -
of it; more more holy, than tbe
thoughts you entertain of it. 'Twas, not
for the gratification of sordid appetites
that I married - Julia—no; but because 1
loved - her:" •
'Loved her! Nonsense! You were
Alreamiiig! This love of whielbyou talk;
may answer well enough for.the rhymes"
poetry; or . the, exaggeration,s,of ro
.manee, but. if a nalyzed L it falls *tle_otlr
the test of eritiiism. •Jack-o.'-‘
lantern that .flickers 'in the path of al
, 7m - ost - revery - Owe' i n
fi eu 1 es,. if not to, actual ruin. For' ex
ample, your own case*,
s 'Nay speak not. thus; torture
yOu . •,tortiourself- r -by
ting , vex you. Tam giving you good
advice,. if You'll_ take it.! .•,
1 . Here a pause ' occurred in the cpnver-
S tion for a •minute or tWo, which_ftfs
thus.resumed,briVir. W.: 4 in:her thad
centre.d.all myjoys, an' her - my hap'-
pineis is wrecked! I am_ now an object
for r tliefinger of semi!! -The world will
sneer as it 'Mints at My disgrace—Ss it
Wl's the tale, and' in mockery, pities
me!' Approae ing a mirror, and view
ing, the reflecron of himself in the , glass,
'see here, Ito ir..„l,am altered,' he 6 - iriti"
noedj icida'verous cheeks; and a hollow
eye for. Ilk. bloOtn . .of health
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flash of fire!' Toy a moMenthe palqr s l l ll
while his bosom_ heaVgd With the tho -
that tip& ssed.Jt it. then dashed
the. to from his -dm. and called, for
wine,, nd _witl - Cle_-vehement„Voice,he,
-cried 'GI-hie me the\glass-4'll drink;
drink! nd drown_ my yecollectien - in
the s rkling . fluid! -Another, another
again •;- and another!
drink till my brain - whirls, and my sen
ses are steeped in Lethe'swave!!_,
As he' - said, so it proved. He conti
nued to drink till• completely inebria
ted, and actually staggered as he ascend=
ed the-stairs.taLhia..thamber.--This r wes
erirlV in the ev_erlitig - if,
' of- the: establishment--hadnot yet re
tired, when, about 'ten o'clock, the re
*portAit-e'--pistol -'lvairr-heettllrtnrr-the
room of Mr. West, The door of his
room was locked: the servants bursted
it open, and there they found their noes ,
ter upon the floor, drenched in blood,
with the pistol :Allis side, and the room
_fill_edwith- smoke. ,
'ls he dead?' cried Manuel.
'Yes,' answered another, who was in
-the act of raising hini from the floor.
Life! what' is it? .What else but a
passage to : the tomb, or else to the hum
bler mound where the long grass' waves
as the wind means by; Where decrepid
age arrives at lastovithscrutch and,tot
tering step, to end- his pilgrimage;---
Where.the.middle-agertare sleeping, and
youth lies at rest! For my own part,_
whilit bounding about in the insolence_
of health and the buoyancy of youth, it
seems as could- never die---as if I
titust But reflection call in% back
to - reason:
. The funeral trideilip .
path daily,. with_i_ti_long_liffeo . f mourn--
ers and the Hearse, windirig slowly
through fhe.sii ets, with the active and
the living-throng, ipon its-Way ; to the
burial. ground, thei -. to deposits its
dead, .1 - pause as it-passes-oie, and--the
thougbt inevitably - iritrudesi : sthat I - too
Must-share the common lot. Perhaps,
' tee - , ero I have gatheiZ:d around any
broW" the laurels I anticipate, or drank
of the faPie"fer which I thirst.
Mr. `Vest "was . not. dead, as the do
mestics at first sight were led to believe;
for on lifting him from the floor, respi
ration was perceptible, and the effusion
of blood being stopped by*Manuel, one
of the servants was sent _off forAhe near
est physician, who luckily happened to
.he . disengaged; -- and came at once. The
-wound, though serious, he did not con
sider mortal. His first care Was to wash
.offthe.gore i and have his linen changed.
The''sofferer was then put tO•hed, and
other remedies applied in plaCe'of the
simpler applications of the servant. Af
ter being put to bed he , I nTaa spoken to,
but whether he - hearil or not, he return
ed no answer. The presumption is, that
he_iwas. coinpletelyinsensi ble -from-the
exuberant loss of blood. He neither
spoke nor Moved,'but lay quietly upon
his back; and the only indication of life
to be-.perceived,, was thelow wheezing'
sound so peculiar to the respiration of
the sick; and which must be familiar to'
-t h e-ears-of-eac 1-ro 1 - My — read:ars Wife 'his
watched by. the couch of' arr4valid,.
The Wholehouse was hushed, and ren
dered as-quiet as possible. The domes
tics,epon tiptoe and with a moisele'ss
tread, went through their ordinary du
ties-,- For nearly a week be lay in a kind
of torpor, withatit once speaking, and
1 - scarcely ever-moving-niking_po_suste,
nance but the little Ahat was,foreed in
to his mouth, and swallowed with the
reception; Of the langs. His
eyes-were, almost all the time closed;
when opened, irwas but fora-few se- I I
-condo r -with-a-spectro4ilge glare; -=then
shut again,like the faint flickering of a'
dandle.consunied to the wickyzas'simul
taneously it. revives — and,goe,w:out.
The physician was constant ill his at
Aficei evuTeiii - alhe7greatest concern
for the welfare of his patient, andeven
tually had the-diSinterestedsatisfactiOn
tithe-the wound began to heal.rapidly,
and 'the: recovered strength
enough_tO-eit - upright in iced..•
At the - end of • the second chapter, in.
the;progresaof - thirnatativeiwe-left-Mrs
WeWest on board of 'the sehooner k Where
Sheihad been entrapped by the wicked
Artifides _of her•' ‘ oWn _cousin. • Two
months had•now . (passeduothing had
:y ./ et ben heard of :herHnildiries had
been-Oveley *here aef•allaiti..and — it had
even beeriadtrertised in.the daily. pa:.
pops. PArt-,QI the tune.on the:night of
her husband, • it will be
She left the letter • upon a table in her,
chamber, where,:__OA. kmakto : t,;111.p. Corse;
sheekpected ilWOuld,immediatelybe nor,
ticed 'open . the discovery of 'her iNtht:
As it turned-oht,:, ; hotyolter,:it.lvas not
observed until therkleCOS:Morniog after
she left. One, of 'the 'Kethale servants, '
Who:had:enteredthe . .opa,rtrnent -; to,
'sweep 4,- - ,On.n,..imiproaohing the table,
saw the: Ctter--the first that
it. Owing too the fact of her , rnaster!i;
havhig shot hhnself•the night before, it
ticable tr
him,-seated-in-6.-cushioned-chair, -made
for his convenience sick, upon
with ease from one part of the room to
"Here's a letter, sir, for'. you," Said
Manuel," . as he delivered it to the:hands
of Mr. West with a respectful obei 7
"For Me! from whem?" iaid,the in
valid, as he gazed at the superscription,
endeavouring, to . identify the writing
—it however had evidently been writ
'ten by 'a trembling hand and - was 7.01
very intelligible.
your wife - I believe," said
Manuel,l"bulTirri" not Certain of it."
At the mention of his wife tlre
less cheek- of Mr. West faintly- colour-,
ed. Having - broken .the-seal,
folded the letter and read as follows.
. AT. NIGh T, October:l9th, 1829:
„/Ify__Husbandt—f_. will yet venture
to addresS ;you with emphasis by
endearing name:—alas!-- --
is all that - r .have left of you!" Before
tiii meets your eye I Shall.havexseap
, etl-far-enough , -to-elude—the-,posai b Ray ,
of being overtaken, should such 'a step
be decided upon by Other yourself or'
any-of-my relatives, Into a detarl- - ef
the causes which - haVe • induced me to
pursue-this- doprise-I will--not-enter—it
would he but upbraiding you, -and I
have not heart to do. that. My
cause I place irkthe hands of Him who
sees into the- seltretsof the
there is comfort yet in - the hope that
you will in time be convinced' of my .
innocence. I weep to think you
should ever for a moment have doubt
ed-it! . • -
After an hour's intermission I re
sume the pen—with a handshill tremu
lous with emotion,' but a_heirt:resolved_
to brook
,' its fate. -My "chile!--=our
child!--- 7 take care of it I charge you!
all the love - with Which you once
caressed me, and,, which you felt---by:
that; and by the tears now 1 shed---1
entreat you-to cherish and, protect - her.
Be a kind father to, :her---be to her
.what her mother would have .been---
and every night, when you kneel in
Prayer, , if you only remember !tee-you
on, and we' are doomed' to never meet
again---oh! let her not knew her moth
er's story—let her- not, know it til
grown to wornanhood, but speak of - e
to her, when you-speak of me as 9 •the
fast they. fall! Farewell-4ot not I
hope forev4.;,.. / /;Turan,"
13aek..on his ; chair, %9-11 closed eyes,
West sunk as hafintshed the pern- . ,
sal . of this letter. Manuel, as he gazed
upon . the agonized expression_ of his
master's coun th ance, saw the tears
steal down Ars eyelid's, whilst his bo-;
_Som,heaved,-and- t he-heartfel t-groan-o(
anguish/was audible. "Read -it," he'
salt Landing.the letter to Manuel, - who
took and after the perusal bliiritly
denounced it as hypocrisy!
"Hy poerisy!" ---
Yes---a mOther.. with the feelings
which she pretends. to -possess, would
never. have deserted her child as 'She
has !lone." —•' •
"fly.the by," said Mr West, "where
iy'tlie'dliikl? - 1 - 811 - 0 - ulitticelty - sualt.---Gtt,
bid the nurse bring it here, if it's awake
- -=if it's asleep '
~iisttttl3 it not "• ,; ----
Manuel went to the nursery and ae: .
livereirhis orders to the nurse; Who
followed, to, the„chamber Of: the - -invalid .
with,the little Julia in her arms.
West took t4e_chi_td, And .raising_~L
to - -h rin - te - d - AHtiss-tipnn.. its
blooming- cheek. 'was 'smiling, and
seemed .gratetul ,For,tite-ititention ,
Stowed upon it., For:an bout' and better
I he . parent fondled with itt4e.appeared
delighted-lwitkits..infantiln:eareises, nor
relignedlt - initn:the„.handsnr the-'nurse
till:the child:itself 'grew area.- .- '4Wliat
' a resemblance •bet Ween-- the babe 'and
.144 - b — SibtAnother,"-he -,u tte red ,
;of, wide him
Intheyernatlts,,t9 Mandel, -Wll .
pelted. the {rg . )
self, "she' is.indeed ' like. fier.tno or,
And,ii as. , -slie is calledithe little Julia."
• 'Julia! said, orrather exelainied Mr.
-West with a- v o icel 4.. , ___wh - i - eh - Ti'iie re 'min,:
glea.the tones of-rogreVanticalfeetion..
All! what fond - recollection the:sottnd.-
of thairemembere4 hame'will. - coripn•e
up! .'Over thespresent it casts a .veil;
and..l am ,back again amidst the sum-
mer-days of life; nlhen in . sunshinc acid
`shatie,midstlln wars; fruit and foliage,
'the happy hours Were passed—wh•
existence was buklove,_and not _ a. care
embittered the cup of joy! . Oh! those
times, those happy times, they never
.will return!' •
'Why:speak_of _them said Manuel.
'lt only makes' their loss more keenly
felt. But, sir, had- you not better get
in bed again? Yon have been np long
er than you are awate of, perhaps.'—
speaking kindly, and apparently evin-.
cing the greatest interest in the welfare
,his master. M. West - was Amt in
othokkindly -in--that of his owe.- "Oh,
Manuel, what a friend have I in y'dul .
She that should have been with me
elf - a - s - 16he'Ll . .:Teaeri:eil lgt - 1
of my servants..l - find an . only
friend. But for 'you ) amidst these
what,..what should .I"havg done!
You be:rewarded , --you shallt--you
ii‘Nayrs alczofl t===a
good action will always baits own re
.Ward"laying his hand On his. breast:
The next . day',MmAyest asked for
the child again, wllkch,
.when brought
to him, he. affeetionately held out his
hand_to receive, and.tenderly foniled
with it" forconsiderable part_of_the
.On the folloWing—ila-rthe
same was Tsepeated-.,:•the next ---and so_
oil - daily- . file continued an itivirid
during the winter, _and was not able to
leaVe his room until the following spring
when on a beautifnl day . towards the
TES( eriVlli - e - Vat - o - trt upon the pia - z=
za with little Julia upon his knee. The
child had-by this time become so accus
tom-ed4o--thcifatheri-that it - preferred be
itig.with him. 'Tlie"Month of March pas-.
se - d :-. iiirariAptil, -- Avi dr iis - Shoiciei.i aii .-
sunshine followed-it, .and by'he begi 7
nirig - of summer Mr. West % s eta'
ly -recomereth i His melancho y was
thrown side, and he, craTi tocik_ notice
°Fed - clay; for, - on - -ffi'le tiji iVereirY Of .
hi& country's independerice the . Pith of
July, 1827---he had a; large party of his
acquaintances to -dine-with him.'' He
was sociable, affa'ole, - and appeared as
merry as the liveliest of his guests.----
About this time, too, his little (laughter
hegan'to walk, and the. inexpressible
Pleasure that -this but ordinary occur
ranee afforded him, was truly remarka:
Inc. His whole soul .seemed to lie celi•
tied in his child--as in the mott(er
once was,
twelvemonth passet(' around;
and lulia ,completed he econd yeat:.
But. still'orthe abse • arent there
Was nothing heard.-, Ile husband ac
lcnowtedged to:himSelf-that-there were
moments when Ile wished she was at, his
side, to witne/the pride of his'heart,
and see the growing beauties of their
own---their only child !-.==
His belief in her nAilt would often wa
ver,/s-he-gazed-at the - child, and - ,mu- .
se upon the . iasseciationS connected
,with ts l --its birth---and the 'tidies pre
cedi, ,* that. Her letter to him he
WOul read over and over, and ''surely
the heat that" - dictated such sentiments
as7tlcerser he - won - kr say-, "cannot De ca
pable of crime. But, yes, she must be
guilty! if innocent why leave her home
and MC? Ay---and with Byard, too---
Byard!" •
. -
Another . year---and another---four
years altogether passed;_a way,. -and . .still
his wife was'not heard of.,What had be
of her? Was she Ilead..?he ktiew not
---she might bi 2 --no tidings came, no
account of her. . .
The - little . Julia rapidly improved.—
.her childish prattle - tile husband lis
-tened once,more to the musical tones. of
'his w ife's - soft voice, and,itraced-itt the
growing features of his child the, wellt
remembered lineaments of hey' whoth.
once to see was never to for,, ,, et? By the
hour he would stand, with his. arm 4
-fo Ide cl,-b efo re,. the .p arl f_th bs eat
one; and think of other_timesolhap;..
Pier t i 6,4'whett. - _lin o cult ed± - eite r_
forivard to a brighter scene,, arid . eVery
day - Went" .by it happinesS and peace-,- .
unclouded:: by a *single - . sorrciw-!:-.,-Oh!
. metnotiy,licivt magical thy influence-is!
. .
. . .
'Manuel Garcia, the servant we have So
frequeritly . hatl . occasiois to mention,. was a
Spaniard by birth. At the age of fourteen
be emigrated with his parents froth Spain
to the West: indies,,wherethey , both died
in .a short time of eacli'-oeliel, trotriville-ef
feeta.olan:eepidernicol-dfseasei-: Tlie , boy.
was himself attacked by the contagion:
but stirrived _it."' .AftertVaraa-ite shipped
as Cabiii•boy..:i . n . 0 •btig,..and"cip6'.to. tha
'Linited . Statee .. 'WlieWile• passed a deiulto:
,rykind.:.Of- life.fOr iiiveral, years:. 3 . he
loivesf kjndOfpilfering and dissip a t ion he
tyaS Tantiliar witlii'and wasfinallt\sOused
o‘ f:,-ridt'ilei • 04. ravernkeeper near: j3a1,6,,,
nior.Wa . a . :idtitidin'tirderectin his bed, and
siispiciiikbpliebrime,fell uponparcia . .- -,- ...
Giitlty oinnt; he eiaded theinirquit of
pOlice, and-bad.lhe , addrega.. to insinuate .
4iiiiself ii o' th e_iervice - ori9r. West: I r.
height" ,
:Siris.belosi e: nsiddleiiie; bat
thickse ...he had straigh black hair, sal.
N 1.11,,,.
' •"
' 4-
SAIRLES, Var.. 1.:-..71V'o. 49.
from skin, and dark - restless eyes.', - 'His •
lips were thin and bloodless—his forehead
low,.and when frowning his hair and, eye-,
brows seemed to meet. lEt
u_t, whatever
- might have been the. chareCter. of 16 life
previous, MP. West found him to bean- ,
attentive servint. lie was-assiduous kith
,endeavours to plettse-Hto much scOthat his
master - singled singled him out - particularly • to_
wait upon himself. He performed. with
alacrity, and apparently with the greatest-
goodowill, the duties - incumbent on him.— I
Eventually hs.became his.emploYer's con
fidant—more like his companion"' than a
servant. It Jas now more than five.years
that he had been with Mr. West;—sud
denly_he gave_uotice thathe -waszoing,tak—
_ _ _
leave--and that gentleman eltprossed
the sincere dictaies
ing that he was sorry.
41 Th_en_ u sir," said Manuebusin. hav_e_,_
gained the esteem of an equally respected
master, I will venture to , ask a alight, fa,
vor." •
i6Name it—it shall be yours.
..It: is that you will take into your, tier= '
- vice, in my place, a - destituto friend=ono
-that-has-seen-better days,-btit =is now-Wit---
ling to accept of an humble occupation for_.
the sake of a livelihood." . -• •
_ "To grant so simple a request as you
have named, wilfuld scarcely be conferring
a favor--at any rate, but a slight one."
~ ‘ lt is all I ask, sir,-L-all that I wish."
"It is'granted," said Mr. West: igls
there nothing else that I can do for yoti?"
• "Nothing—l thank you. - You have
been to me a.kind master, and '1 Shalt—et
7erfeiiiiinbir you
"When do you leave?"
"To morrow - evening at dusk."
"what is the Dame of your friend?"
" Thorna ' s Clark." -
"Well-4-Send him as soon as you
—`n .. he only proves as faithful ar.ser•
vant as you have been, I shall have-no rea,
son to complain."... " , -
Accordingly, the next_evening _Manuel _
rought into theparlour, where l3ia mas
ter was sitting, a stranger, whotrihe intro;.
duced by the naive - of Clark--Thomas
Clark. /7.-
"The person you- were speaking of,".
said Mr. West, luying4side the book ha_
had been reading, _
"He' is weltOme. =Sit down,
Turning to Manuel, he said, - "so—you are
finally resolved to leave us?",
"Yes," sir,—to.night. - But, .you will
find p , tr. Clark as capable for your service
as Ywas." . So saying, he turned towards
,the door, and subsequent to bidding his
master and Clark farewell,-went upstairs
for hietrunk and &c. and left the man
A week-passed,-Land-Crark---acquitted-----
himself very plauAbly in his-new situation.
As Manuel had .predicted, he was every
`way capable. He had emigrated to this
country from England, the said in answer
to a question - put to' hint:. by Mr. %Veit,
-who was under theiMpresa r ion 'that be-had-7
seen him before. -He even thought. , the •
face was familiar, but where to 'place him
he could not recollect. - -Weeks went by
-Months—a year—and eighteen months.
altogether - -whfch, brings us up_ ter the
date..of_October, 1831. Clark-;stiilAre
maiLted in the service of Mr. West,
like his predecessor, had managed to gain
Atte entire confidence of the man he served.
The little Julia ras i sulEher father's-pet,
quick at her lesspn—livtly—amiabl6.;.and
her beauty_increasedwitit_her Lyeafs.--- -
*Mr. West continued unheard ?f,Anil'her
husband had resigned himself'to the
thought of never - beholding her again, •
thinking of her often to, be sure, but fin d ...
ing a source of consola tion- in: the ' daily .
augmentation of his daughter'sincteasing •
Cold weather had now sef In unusually
early, and the inmates of the mansion
were mostly confined to_ the shelter.pfits_
roof. _The sun seldom, enlivened the
scene With his rays, while the chill north
ern winds, as_ they—sighed through: the'
woods, scattered over the ground., the lait
yellow leaves of autumn. ' and at intervOs
a - momentary , fall of snowilitted by, Whilst
the blast • that folloied it betbketiedthe
sure approaCh otwinter and storm. -
One intensely cold night; the etars Were
shining, but no moon,' and - after twelve
o'cleick,,the .figures-otwo-mert-Wee
distinctly visible standing under' the'piaz
is, In Tioift - iirbrr:•Vtreitis mansion. -13 1 - i - d —r
__of thern_was_ enveloped in alit* thrci*:___
over cloak = end tilreittli - datVeldtlll - 1
slouched over his broWs, effectually con
cealing the featitres of hie' face. TherOth
er was bareheaded, with his hand upon the
latch of the door, , apparently just 4itsen
front- his-bed, =and - eyidently - in - a - hilfr7y - hi
get his visiter off. • ' '
' 1, 50--he loves ' the 'child, 'doer : he?"
said the first, in return to something the
other, had advanced. I , •
, “Yes—hedoats_ upon__it...and._ in , his .
londness for it has forgotten his grief for
the mother," , replied
,the latter.,
Anust_neChe,for_while lie. lives he - niust - be
wretched! The child must be , :takell
bins." To which thp one WrepPedlit the
cloak answ red that he would ~ Willingly
and tit carry it off. ' ' - •
Plsl.4l4s t , !aimed his companion—Jthat
will n • 'nswer—it must die!'
must die!" he repeated, Ina -
positive' \ tone,-whilst,the glare of a denlyn
shot from _his,eyes; but.,foreibly
betraying-the working Of the fiend. within ,
"It - must dier-before its' father's ayes;-:it •
MuStirtnd you mus t procure , methepOl
son. An ounce or arsenic will 'do-here's
the money to buy 'it. Bring it out to.