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0/GeME, XL:=Oro - , 20.
.From the Lady!B
- Ilope - may vanish, - -yet - can die not - ; - ,
' Tenth be veiled, but still' it burneth ;
Love repulsed, but it returnetli.?
, 4 1:ooicupcinAllig pidture, and on - . •
. " Wanda.
...,,Bright,beautlfuh•beivltching yet -faulty,
rence Rivers, how in these days of perfectuMecl ..
,paragons and unerring monsters shall your bio.
.graplier attempt to describe you . ? How shall
:record of your tow often misguided actinni, be
submitted to these orlileififellis'ed - co - perue - t!
_faultless, godlike; heroic 5n4 sublime sayings
doingi of such ttoaelaorpropriety, as the - world
your folly, your.sOrrow, and suffering', invest you
with the name Of..lietoine,.when almost very et
' tribute !of .such4_being is wanting=when;:you
neither attetudinized like the 4natue which en;
chants the world—talked blank verse like the
Player queen in Hamlet—lived upon immaterial
cameleon, nor achie v ed wonders of
goodness enough callSocrates - from the tomb
the mikhty past, to behold the luipeYstliTU
of his goddess 7 -Viitue.` Nothing of all ;this did
• yonsor could you do ()Virfiiir and faTeinating; -
• , but 'Woolish Florence Myers. YetTtifeli: as yob ,
tare, ca pe 67 .
;tows as an April day, yet - .with all: its sun sltinyd
showery' beauty, i mpeGuous as-the rushing stream,
-'yet,bright and , pure..its! its _waters; S r uell -its_ you:
'were atia - areYOU'are my heroine.
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ln•the halt of
. your fathers, that :spacious, low .
',built flitwer:entwined sou . t)tern. mansion, which
..:56ntIsffai_ . away..lit :fair Tloridtai there are three
b? _looking- upon•.tlem. I - loved -yoU•Still more
since I saw you-flve:iiiiie-iTniiiFe'lirvely-,--and fififty
:-'timesinore mischid\ ,ts tban even • they:beamak
-you. There•,:yiiit_ ar in_tbc,:first large - i: - group
hiding in .all the,wild cxubcrande , of. bounding .
• .yottill, behind . the l;urnam trec, tossing that
rinOt.trOipt,- 'bright plumaged bird - Which you
have perched in your hand, so lightly into air, as
if 3n:would send it winging'to Its.trative Skies,
A nd you yourself follow after. With what,a,de.
- NOMA glee `you - ,look - bock noon your baffled.
' . seekers'' !low ,arch, how- mischievotts is. the
.--• *imite __Lizi.t.lisLlig htruing..D.Y.P.V 0 9 r•• fa 6 e !. rtYALY....
-3 oung heaving L mast has grace ancl : wilfulres7 in
. .its curls—every careless. fold of your torn ,and,
TliiiiThitigtclTrtlreS : s - besreaks - a -: wild -- reckleiitie Ss. :
'cif cuStoin or control. :Von never gave sober,'
solemn sittings 'for 'the • beautiful Tictiire, fair.
lilorence; alyoung - attist who - witnessed the-hide
and seek, and had that bending, "buoyant form
impressed all too forcibly upon his' memory,
'painted the picture fiom . ,recollection, and emlio
'died the sceite for ever. ~ '
Tile second is a. hill length portrait, and was
"taken b •our desire, as a lasting memento of
-:your severesttrial: It represeiits you arrayed in
"the robes of . a Sultana, fora masked ball, the rich
! to - heave and swell beneath the proud. panting of
1.6 breast it covers;, and the tiara which binds
'the brow, expreisea not more imperial command
:tlntn - the haughty-iye4indteurling. lip. No smile
;graces thht mouth Which. seems made for. the
home of loite, buf in itst - Place - whlttersneer seems
."to defy and scorn the .world: The left hatid .
'bolds a mask; -- the' - riglit-eaten4s.:a_mlniattire,
.(jitst drawn from the b . osXniMtf a ''Coltl and
:lirottd. gesture. Can this e 4 -the same bright;
Joyous kiderin "the ,garden? The 'features are
the same, but their expreetsionz—hoW
'7t is an piipleaaant contemplaticin; turn we from
itto_the 'NW. Why hoW is this? • Who have
We Ite . re? By th6idejii a.coucifibtit
- seen, : kneels a Sister of Charity. Her hands are
folded in anguish on her breaSt; und' her raised
--fountenance- -seems appealing' to Heaven for
.Wkat unutterable wo,- is there!, . 110 w
'4ll:lFeless; yet hoW resigned is thatfacef -Tertlie
loose r coarse dte 3 and etc4e cap cannot hide the'
snatchless 'symmetry of form 4411(1 feature, nor iet•
• can that" despairing expression utterly -Change the
— 4ineaments - of 'FlorenCeAlkerX•:• - •
are_ all ..the.
how of morallesson, how descrip
lthie of life'A Varied changes ; how corrective to
' .:passion and pride! ' : • .
• PICTURE I.• - . -
All thoughts; ill passions, all desires,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
:hre all but ministers of love,
And feed , his sacred Dame.
. VolonerWilton Rivers,, the, grand-father of
' • • klorenc,e, might have had :engmven on his tomb
• ftune,. that he was the friend . and fellow-soldier
, of George Washington, in simonimons . terms'that
~he was, a just, brave and honorable man.
• .' An
• ' . 'E n gl i6hma P by birth, an aristocrat by blood. and
' , *Atbightory by education;; he was still, wonderful
to . rClate, free from prejudice and pride; beserv
, , fed as a.volunteer in the. .British. service, under
General Braddock, and fmtgitt tode by side with
. , Itiut immortal friend through that disttstrpus tam.
ipaign., Inspired• by eiample, and elevatedby his
• ;patriotism and , piety. with ; Wasbington.alsO,'lte
. nesigneilllie thitish service, and gave,hisarm, to
• ttlie-eause of the cradledGoddesSo—American Lit,
•.. iherty. Ale tied -to =see her ,in • her, full grOwn
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•-• glary ittireading rich blessings over e' favored
(.--• l land in which ['belted raised her noblest trophies
. ...-fielived'tn rejoice in st virtnous v . ' and ,af.
te deibr a' t e ehyldreit, then' ull of years and boners,.
_ , lig was laid dons' "'to hisiest,' , near 'to where the
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nshei - of his loved and honored. fri . end had poll.
!worsted the spot to grateful recollection. _
, In the.yast concourse of stranger s.wliti visited
the new Itepublic, came dis i tingitislieil foreigners,.
oftltename of;Meronville.=Adele,-the datigltter,-
was seen by )Vasbingtott Rii;ers, the -only son or
loved. ----11e7 Was-young; dpiingue • and wealthy;
Mad'elle Adele de Meronville - thought be would
be-no cleSpical?le match. She tbrew on him - the
softest glance of those bright black
.eyes, - and
sighed, 'Oki 'lair noble!' then very . prpt-,
tily-Hblusbed - - ietnembering-4he_Soittlier_ner_
spoke French.__ The - heart- of Washington be
came uneasy—it-was dangerous ground.- • •
• 'You gentlemens Americaine, not at all
de what you call love,.ou - ne truzprcred.pas its, wie
grandepassion, .une affuire, de coeur—ah! I much
!What doeq, Mercinville — wishl' -
uskeil - Itiyers, as the perspiration began. to. drop
()This nose; and if he. had been sufficiently cotn
posed, he ; might have : added, in t . l), iinpassicinecl
words of an English poet; Lord-Littleton, when
,his mistress 'gazed. at • the moon, riot for
that, beloVed, alapi tamiot give it tlide;! . .
'Only 'ilia I)tti4 heir( at all,' zespomls
,the fair Adele, pressing a small hand most sem.
cambric and lace, her heart migld.be supposed.
to lie. -' _ 7 -
'And why;•—wherel orei! gasped out [livers.—
The•odds• werd ten to'ofe on-Adeie —the goal in.
view, and the.tVvnrili. -- t fresliiis atstarimg. - • •
'llecanse - , — parcepte—ah!
,Monsieur - Rivers, me
must itht tell . dat to you! —Sh cid! what do
rediaiyr: de :Dieu; !e't rrie Or
The .garim was up, the . race was won, the Adele
Won -the.plate Or matrimony; and the Washington
Rivers was a liiSer indeed.
This trifling sketch of the Mother of
has been giVen as uii . excuse • for - lielqtribles—'
brought hp_untitsixteen years of age, by a friv
olotis cotiiiette, even the sound prindiple and
counteract the haneful inflenceen her mind' ; and
amidst the rich seeds of many virtues, the tare's Of
bad example and Worse precept sprang up, to be
consumed only by the purifying fires ofadreisity;
We have said that Florence Rivers had littleOf a
heroine about)ter, .excePt
rare and marvellous beauty. • Oh, gloriods as the
Creator's lastand loveliest work was that bright
flice, Where every God 'had seemed to set his
scanf us trig—
dtivk eyes, in which as in the sleeping ‘i•aterq
the 'lsle p(Aarte, .tl . l heavenly things were
glassed, and that'
and Truth seertteJ ltac;e 'chosen a's a ttegtErtif
record their purest feelings on. Lt the unerring
grace of.every: unstudied 'moveinent, in the-rich
music of. every silver-sound.' dwelt the chattit'
'the might: the majbs!y of lovelinessy' and the
beholder would. feel, as he gazed on Florence
Rivers, that if. Virtue were not throned .an that
fair brow, never did deceit dwell in. such a gor.
geous palace. A slight scene at the early age of
wets e, wilHiettertlescrib'r - her;thatra - volutileso
'Look, my beautiful llorence, what your fa
ther has presented - youoo go to the bailit:knight,'
.exclaimed Mrs. ItiyerS _to her daughter, 'at the
same time holding' up a pair ofpearl bracelets.
!Mon ait.ty! is not this
. a charming birthday, •
present?' • . •
Ilorenee was in Mptures. Site tried' on the
bracelethe turned:to the glass and blushed.
Plorence.began to feel iliatshe was beautiful.
.'Where l'hcebelciidresS me? that stupid
gill isso slow!. I tun (tying to see how my new
white satin fits me. Pheebew , -uly I say Plumbe!
Go some tb c sini'es to call her-T—how dare she
keep me.,waiting -so?'
A doiten••of negroies of all sizes came dut of
heir burrows at this command,' And after a short,
apse~ the tardy Ptio:be arrrveil to areas — hey
!ottng lady, and atand'a no gentle reprintrd for
her dilatoriness. The girl. who was tewhiteser 7
rant, made no _ reply, but exactly ns the. white
satin dress, richly ornamented with. hroncle, was
to be put _ on,:ylotencPs eye
,fell on Plicebe's
hands. Shelshilted - back - 'Why; you nasty,
'untidy gild, what on earth ails your . hands? They
areas hlaCk. as a nigger's;are-yownot -sOlained
to handle .my beautiful s a tin tvith filthy
pitlirs? Go and scour,thern' . • !.' ,
.The girl colored deeply.
'They. are net dirty, Miss Florence, they are
only stained' . : . n _ !
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'That's- false t ° exclaimed the Southerner's
daughterl'the very sight of them has made me
- sick. I would sooner stay . at home for ever, than
be touched by such 'hands—pray leave me, and.
send Marsto'n, my rnottter's ntaid,"to Ire:lßn : ie.'. • •
lointach-.eniotion, and .witltetitfl in'her eyes.
Plurbe 'obeyed her young lady a
'Missee,' said an : old slave ca led Lucretia.
. • , ),V ell,'• ic'spontiailorence, fretfully. • ,
'Dar's not dirt, dat white gal's got a• poor ole
moder sick wid de rheumatize, she ,iuttole ..mci.,
der's leg , f wicidontors.stUff;and Jar's what blacks
her hands so.'
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Every' drop , of blood r'uilied in burning shame
:to the tolteeks of Florence. •• , :' .
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•'Old and poorr: she slitthesititinglY• .
forth] as ,
poor olO•white wornan, poor
such , ,
' to be a niggur slave
with a good masa andplenty ' to nat.',
''Wbere does She udretiai'
%*bal. 'dots She five ' oh. "yonder t
c;to sniSfeble alouity..k Tank tityrs. Prn ate
Ito and leave me oniv,, Lucretia; go 'awry!'-4
flicalave olteyfd ? and Floreqceoyrtni# her hands
-:lPrisited.onet..piiblisfied Wedgy by Ger-e M. Phillips,in' . Cio7lole . Cs . ;Wier land County;
in agony tinutteralde."• ‘Shame 7 -, • phame on me!
what have I done? Insultedanaffectionatedaugh- .
ter; trampled on an' aching
,heart, oppressed the
virlucida sufferer! :And Fhave nothing,rnqone •
so!tf—:•rigt -a . picayune - t o five: ber,! - - -- 010. that'
These delicate hatids,of;,mine • wereblack as hers,
orctsmi'own heart,-to-punish • .
_ - _The carriage was at tht:door,
ing"; but Florence was not to he found. There
lay ,the satin dress, but itS'llestined wearer was
invisible., Enquiries were then made, messen- •
,and scoldings given, in. the ,
_rnisist_of _vdticblentereffll,9renee, With led eyes
and a flushed face. Mrs. Rivers opened fire: . •
'Florence! where in wonder's name have you
beet-all this time?'
'Out, Madain.'" : "
vociferated the unwise pa,
.rent,taking_no cue from the-visible digtres of
4er'child. 'Out, end•alane! • *here ?_ on
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• qlutlier, let mete with.yoti.alone,' murmured
he 'agitated girl, who , waO now aurroupded by all
he household. ' . • , .
'No, Miss . ; • he're—;•explqiu to me.here the inealt
itig of alt this... ,l.wqnt:tio private prevuriqations,
let your account of yourAelf be 'pub
All' theAn6at pride or,Florefice:rosejo-her_aid
-her: cheek- - floshed - , 2 Xind her' downcast eyes
were proudlyraise& --She advanced and took the
timid or, Pliccbe, Who wasstantlitidhack, anxiously
reeling for her dear 'young mistress.
IPUtili - ali,..then, be my, shame"confessed,- and
my apolggy.rnage t Mother, I have thianight"b&
hayed - in "a - rpanner unwcirthy . my Gather's
unworthy-The name of ;Christian. My .fretful va-
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nay mstiltec • ns uor ,am lavesacri
my darling love6l 'dress, as an etpigi
tion.7.-Plicel?c; Flame given my pearl braeelets
("9 your•hoor old -moitr - ry will you forgive • my
unfeeling insult?' ;.•
---.-31.r8; 7 -Itiv . ers-t*lly-gusped4illl 7 iiassion, but
beibru her follyturn the; genet•nus_floiv < " Sur
her if:mgliter's gem' ifte:lnintility into stubbcirn . ,
I,vii:atlij-)tim-Itivers tort unatelk-ru .
ance. He badlieard all; aid took his daughter's
"My child, you have done Well; reparation was
in your . pbwer, and you have made it. "1 will re"
'deer!: the bracelets at the price of comfort to
-Fllifebes mother, arid you shall not wear an prim•
ment again until this day tWelremonth. Co, now,
my Florence, and he light of. heart; you are
more dressed in .your love and repeiitahce, than
I .iWilksucliiliffe ent — p - Wenirota - cturit - te - wonl:
tiered ate that - Flom:nee', at the age of sixteen, was
a mixture oflenerosity and caprice, principle
Among the distitiguislied.visitors who thronged
to th 6 hospitable mansion - of Mr; Ttiiief.icifTli:Trithi,
wadraricis Wellesley; Lora de Were. • 11e was
a younger son of one pfq!lnglanif's noblest fami
lies, and had chosen the sea for his profession;'
Where his own 'merit and his connection's inter
est, had speedily •advanced him to the rank of
Many years constant service abronsliati much
impaired his henifil, and•he hail been attached to
retary of Legation, on leave of absence for two
yet.s i . for 'l-t - purpose ~of.'ie. c riliting"lt,' Very
somtilid Mr River:: &stover in his quiet, re - served
guest, one of the master spirits of the age: a man
who, had he lived in stirring times, .would have
been a Brutus, , a Leonidas, or a' Iluonaparfe:— .
Grave and dalm• almost to a fault, deepfwas the
stream of inteitcplandlesolve which Mowed--be
low the unruffled - s - urfaCe; lit all posts .of danger,
requiring rapid.presence of mind, and
hit fortitude,. De Vert was the:. Maw selected to
fill theny: with him
.action so instantly followed
'wcirds that it liad ifet'Oine a proverb with his men
—'The Captain's-Vvord and blow, doubtful which
- Sterntind cohl int:it:item:of duty, he was
- feared ns a - martinet on the _quarterdeck.' Gen
erous and mild in private life, he
ita_an_:angel_by_those_witokne 4 wilis_goodness:,
liberal ton faulthe was a miler ordv:uf human
blood-4et even in that he Nits lavishly profuse
with his OWn,atitl they' whofolloivellicint to face
clanger, were sure he was 'the first'mirn to brave
ib in 'its; fiercest onet. Little; it' would be
tiouglit; had +ascii a maifto .atact 'the ,volatile
_hut the mystery of.the huinan heart
no eye May read—Ahe very contrast Of their dis-
Positions first...moved her curiosity—the Unbend
ing politeness of iidiettentionspigned her pride
- , --the - profundity andpinver of . his knowledge
coinmainted herresPeOt—the .unpretending. Mo
desty of his demeanor, joined to the - report of his
chivalrous actions, won her admiration, and the
manly clignitY of his face and form; enchained
. her love. ' Yes, .Florence—the flower ot Florida
—the sought-.=the courted—the wa'ward lrlo-
Tenet., yielded to a.strangtt hei heart's firatiove.
, 'Why then:idolatty . l ^Aye,thaft•itlie word.
' lte .
'To spea k the flee ict,.hro'ade'st, wildcat passion
Vi a! , s ever W woman's )
And was Dc yere, the phlegmatic, cool, rea7
'sOning..pfillosophee wholly - iinmoi , e'd by tic bei4O
tiful SOuthernery l'etv':inen'.'coulcl be so,
and certainly not 1.).e Vete:. b the had early heit
tlie.slave. Of passion --had - sown the wintd,,tio reap
thewhirlwind, apil:_b'cinglit at. lot; with the
eifreecf tranquillitrind . Feace. of 'iritind the fatal
necessity'. feeoe ontroil nig ; passiek 1
tias faseinatecl.by. the yotitltfitl bekity.'a
.eitirnhers, many.exeellent trait,
of temper, ItltageAl er . ulimolied by the
tale. - , which hia knowledge of woman. easily read
hir cr i mson i ng blush, aneeph,
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and"starting. lear„whenever: 6e addressed her.
Stilt she r .„4lls:a Coquette—yes; and a:niest tyrp-
Mcal and inconsisteni . One, too; and Dc• Vere
turaed from the contemplation - of her hemienly
face with a sigh. The struggle between philo
sophy and nature wait soon 30 be resolved...
Atrinvitation tO pun ,- Bonne clays-at-the-villa or_
a-wealthy New, Orleans merchant, ineltidell Lord -
De Pere, and aftep a little.hesitation_he deter-
mined to accept it.
'I will see her'surrounded with admirers ; and
.flagery. I will narrowly
witch if-thia paltry homage simersedes her feel-.
ings for reason n'fid .mc; ,if tio; why then farewell
at once, - fair Florida, 'and this your sweetest
'daughter! Beautiful as thou art;aad as
thou would'st be,_were thy mind equal to thy
,-. . -
face, I would sooner trilitmy ship on the break-
ers,...iliairmy_happiness in thy ininds,:oh, loveliest,
Florence!' _ -•-• . - •
•- And the-pliiloiopher descended to the saloon;
to await tliC. appearance ofllliss ytiveri.; She
was already there, - very .simply .dressed, and
bending in',exquisite graCe over a liarp, whose
elfordsshe was lightly touching.
'Ali, Lord - de Vere, lain bidding 'farewell : to
my harp LI gort• - • NtoiTy to "ii,are my' tivaiiteligip
ev . sn '''''''''''''''' • • ' •
prohablyi-he-otlwr instruments at
Missqiivers,' relnaiked the ui,i:
'Yes, but- fititYliis'unci l —She'repliedrtlmght
fully, 'there may be !winked:* handsomer to look 'on, - qfd - rstvteter-tei - liear, - . lmt - noile - emlearecl-io
me by the'ascieiat:ons
Her' eyes were _cast dOwn, He . Vere - felt sure:
cto pliSie - ty on that
with former lovers. • ' .
'She is taking:a wrong course to make me'
sii . eak,'„thotikitt he. toesittes;.l detest inanont
vering;' then. aloud, 'may I be inamitted to ask
Mits:itivers what tliose suit associ•'tiuns were.con-
-nected with this hrp?'
• qtrwas.my mother's - .' •
The reply was_but in 'fimr words; bcrt the Truly
deep melody that spoke to tlie - :•vry soul. De:
Pere had heard - no favorable account of Mrs.T lii
vcrs—but she had . loved - her child, - and clearly
had that child returned her rove. •Shewas gone,
and. her daughter's' heart remembered nut 'her
faults, but sacredly enslvined her good qualities ;
hourly to love and ti».egret•titem - . , • .
The baud of De Vere had clasped that of !lc,.
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jr_Qnce.' he slid softly, 'dear Flot;ence?
Tier heart heaved 7 .the hand was softly Stolen
round her waist-she could not fotheam her tri
umph, and sprang laughingly away, exclaiming—
.111adie de Dios, my do not become sentimen
taljor the r1N...3‘ oth L4l ete stab_ mueh ;.
and see, too, you have thrown My orange hloa
sow from my. girdle—the very, blessom putng
Trevanion gave me, and promised to wear it
for his sake. You really are extremely amazing,
Monsieist Le PNlosogicr And stooping to re
cover her flower, she pressed it to her lipS; and
wen out of the room carollin; lie .razed
after her. • •
.4tnd yotreetelly'arC exireMely fiveinating, : ma
belle --- Plorence:-but—you—neverwill--6e ; I rancis
Weligsleril wife.' • • • •
They both were carol g.
Above a'week had. Missed sti; v iy ini.the lnxt
riot's villa of Mr. 'Tice:titian, and>, as De Vere I
had rightliC - cilt3ecture4l, Florence Yeeided herself
wholly to the .delights of cm - Melting with, and'
t) iannizing• over, a horde of flattering admirers
Indeed,. so numerous were her- vagaries, so in.
constant her Capriels 4 l - t - iTt -- tesilady, was thetho s ble, •
heart ofler real lover becoming %Keane dli•om
Iris-attachment—and deeply .was her- excellent
father shocked to bellidd the alienation - of what
he so anxiously coveted ror ills waywar - ti_childa
rational; rtanly linsband. ,It was at
. this beauti- I
fdtscit'Called - -VerSaillesefrotn-ita-rescrWancel
to its far•fatned:.namCske in poinia 'of 'scenery,.
and which, situated•immediately on the river, t •
fiiided - iill the various nmusctnents of 'l)oatingol
Ashing, anctwatchiilk the steamboats, Mid. the int
pictiire. 1 . • • •
• . Florence bad macle,,mpturiiiran extraordinary
would fool all day, arid , immoderately caress, to
the extretne discomfiture of her sui Noth- "
ing gave her, more delight than to run away with
her chirping pet; and 13eattiee-like, hide, to hear- -
ken to the dispraise of herself, which, unlike the
heroine of Shalcapeari, gave ber..untiatasured
amusement. •••'' • ~•
Amongst her miltors was one who - , like young
Edwin, bowedv - hut never, talked - of, love. This
was the tale i nted young artist wlio,beheld and
ppurtrayed berbide and veeks and, her he'aitless
encourageinmit of this Poor youtlimirapleted the
'measure oI.DO kere's disiust. • • • '
One . nighl, When, he hail refired earliel• than
ustial,sickhned with gaiety, angrywith Flo
rence; hfinself and all , the world, and • riblY op-
Presteo by:ttft interne „hest, be •wae..awskened
from his, restless cnucli by a strange rushing
[tP I P. IS 4. • •••• . .
. '- 10 1 ritot bult•stearne'r on fita.rivorl' Was hia first
thought;, but the Dottie villa,too neon timo.linidfisr
lie Itrove.tiostily, and iltieteon. hie, clothes.—
Can k be aifog, fro* ;tke.kvaler witicketicirelel,
' thefarthest.w in* of k!tt bottle's° tiettele , No
It deepens 7 attiiioolil wacions,lieseetta, it is fol
- flasse 7 Abe,vkitt.isori pre!, tOrte . n . , and
Often , hakWellettlesp, stool ,upon. a 'gun, while
sinolia anti name bait whirteo and, itlartl around
.hkr : ibut never. before
, ?t s ld:_liei fc!, the A ickenink
fear %lilt:kir» plivai ' he beheld
that part of the villaVAVlntrei Florence alept:l?ii
.fire. _To drop frunt4e,.l4 iconylci the groUnd;
44 - 7altirrii - the sleeping intioates—.to 'rush :10h*
along tp.the burning Wing, were but the actions
of .a minute—the slight door gave way to his.
tremendous rush, and in he -burst, , ,wildly. calling
-on-the: Elaine af.Flcirenee! And now as if, in
-fierce.derision-of_themestal fires and gall lights,
the but terrible element rushed' uti in
'rnighty..anclforke,d tongues to
( Ale skies, blazing, -
,crackling, rolling its volumed masses.like a vic-'
torioustneja_r. and near, while hot breath
scorched the cheek of Wellesley, andleemeil-Lto
,-woo-hlny to his-grave. : A' Wail, sinuntl.4
_directed him; he rushed to the direction whence
it proceeded, and beheld the father and daughter
Ado:bed in..each other's arms. • ' • •
'pc Vere,.thanks! otinternifulpmr ettlaini
ed the agonized Istlier.7*lso - VereiHiareehi:
save_my - rand he sank Senseless 'on'the
ground. " •
'Flore . nce! beloved, dearest,Floience, , coine!'
'And leave my fatherl.oh, noble, excellent Do
Vere, sai.e-lrut my father's life- 7 think not of me;
'twas I, 'twas - 1 thaGbrOught him. here!. Leave
him furl, to perish thus dreadfully, as you would
_from madness 'and despair—save, oh,
save my father!'
'I will! I will;' exclaimed the agitated man.
'but you are toy first — care! Delay not op your
She dropped from his arms .toirishfeet. - L
`T car me~c~erre = Beal me on the
a dread eternity! Hear the weak, the Wayward
ifsr, dearer :tlson NM to' me you herel
• swear, if. _you' make me guilty of parracide,
murdering. my hest,my tioblest . Tathez : l.nevpr,
Will . see you more!
.No, my first, fondestfilend,
guardian',lbther,wp will die together!' • •
• • the cominanding•agonY of majestipl' despair,:
she woad her arms around her 'father's body, and
• fixing on Do Veie her flashingeyes, seemed to
defy him to leaQker iha-C;e.
4 BraveitOtiktiobleirgirl;' - he cried,-'the - Got
. ticatTnita - de - yaft - a - s - hiS 4. most perfect work not
rit - Tivl - 71V - varyourffelfirritfis -- efoaiii'arm.f ,
.follow closely my beloved!'
\ He raised . the .senseless. to,rin of Mr, Rivers:
Florence, With a shriek of joy;assisted Min; kheri
pressing her white lip fervently to the broW of
De Yore, she said— • -- •
or death I loved i - on con)."
Blinded by the smoke, alinoat siiffocated:by
!lie Nine, De yere
nothing but that kiss-- 7
yet, When reaching.: the outer door, who shall
speak his unutterable agony to find that Florence
!had not followed them. She had probably fallen ,
her high wrought. 'strength had given Way, and
even in death her dauntless courage.uttered
no tii - %•roan. , riirenzleq-with-passionTinfu—
riated,with' despair, De_ Vere: ilashed
form of, the senseless lather;. with one wild plunge'
_off the hold of those about hlm; and
rushed again into the burning building. All now
was flame,_, the steps
_scorched, crackled, and
gave way as his desperate step touched them;
large flakes of fire hissed and - shrivelled on his
clothes and flesh, 'rafters rolled around him, S•eit.
with a strength mightier far than Death. yea,
stronger than Fate, arid_ immutable as Henven—_
the' strength of LOVE—he rushed along, and
.reached tbe.chamber. Already had the dancing,
billowy flame. invaded the. room:—already had ft
encircled the form of the death:like.Tlorence, as
with a balloof light—grasping and wrapping her'
in his ample cloak, De Verc cast Nit one. glance
behind hlm, then springing from the verandah,
he with — bis precious burden; into the
.wayeihelolv,- and -at - thcsame moment the roof
fall inoduiall was one crashing ruin!
A low conyulsive_murmur passed through the
crowd, mid seemed as the knell of the beautiful'
being, they .beliered:to have perishid a , and 'her
devoted rover; but it changed in a moment to a
'rapturous shout of joy; wheir , thst gallant sailor
was seen buifetiing the staters with one arm,
ie other closely
grasped fiieecue rt ea
sure--another :thstaat he has sprung on shore;
and unscathed; except bit - fear, has laid the
''May the God who delights . irt virtuous deeds
- rewiwolyci - ti, mynoble soic'faltered the old &ill,
'and bless you both together! • take her--she is
:youfs- 7 bless . heaven, bless you, my children!' '
A faint siieak . had come to the cheek - of=Flif;
rence, and , lig,ht clawn'ed in her eye; she placed
her rmaltcOld band in his, and drew it against•
her hea'rt. Jt,was a tacit assurance that-for him
that heart beat' alone; he smiled, strove io'spealr,
reeled, and fell senseless at her feet. Forweeks
the ot The %silent Wellesley was in exceed.
'ing danger: • - • '
• 'Oh! then to die had keen to die moat hippy. 4 ,-
But fate had Willed it otherwise. '.
. • PICTURE 11.
. how alight a eauie may - move '
• pissentien 'between Warts that lover .
Hearts that the
,World in vain ,has
• And aurrow trulitiore'cloiely led , '
4, A sotriithink light as air=-a lo'olc •
, A Nord. unkind tir wrotigly, taken—
OM love th i kternpeste never shook,.
A Meath-9t to'ueli , li24e title rti ahaken. l
" • • ' ' Altmre.
As we do not pique ourselves, like the,cele.
'braced Arldsto.'sm 'followink one' pigeon eiciu
sleety, through every hoer of the time our story
emit= es,. we shell shift the 'scene. 'and - with. OE
Astuf cloi s, ike facility, transport .ourself and'
readers4ola-small groupassembledin an elegan't
;boudoir 13rdadWay; 'This little party `consists
of three 4 nnt.unintereating Terson4 each".blusili
employed in llyeir several occupations. ,
' Ileelinitig on a sofa; ; heavivelume in
his• hand, is atretehed Yientienian,ln' Whose .
frank anti.noble featuies few trac,ii - retniiin pfl . thw
severe, suffering he liss';etulkiredi and ;Wit), but
thathe acin.in a sling,. might be
forgotten ai the hero .of that teerible„oight,at
book he holds is Gibbon's Rome;
but he appears more interested in
_the rise and
progress'of his companion's work than in.the De- ,
cline and:Jaif of the Roman Empire. :Indeed,
had the great historian himself viewed the object
of contemplaticin, he - rnight?have pardoned the
inattentive reatier, for neveryet did humaneyes
rest no-t , fairer face thin' that - whiChgraced the
young lady of the group. She is in youth's-lo
veliest season, and slthough her dress be that or
a mourner's, her brilliantface, and gay eniploy,
_puthersables to shame. Before her lies a satin
dress, already blazing:with all the,g,old of BARI, -
but to she was adding a ilotnacher, end
cestus.of superb jewels,.and so much is she occu
pied by her glittering paraphernalia that she heeds'
not, how anxiously , . the student 'on the sofa is
-watchingrher._.,T'he_tiir_d_periori is an old lady,.
who - sitts knitting a purse in the iecess of a..win
dow, 'looking 'the very 'facisimile of Pope'fOrao
charatter at all'—the person .to
. play propriety
without being Madame de 11:op, one who
nothing but what is glarieg as the daylight, or
liears.aughtbut what is loud ato:thunder. - Tke
gentleman - first broke the silence. '
"You seem to be very busy
- with all that tinsel
and foilsione,'Fliirence - ; it - would - not - require - a
great, stretchlof-imsgination to suppose you a
Dung lady aboufio make her fastappearance on
any atage .‘ ” - - •
."Tinsel and foilstone,'_indignantly retorted the
offended lady; 'what sort oftt judge are you, De
Yere, it you can't tell the difference between
tations only." •
'W'ell, all is utot gold that glitters, FlOrencC,
you knoik, and the garish seinbkinCe is too often
mistaken 'for the solid reality; but may I ask to
what purpose - all that•gurgeons paraphernalia 4
to.he applied? I cine - hereto read 'Prometheus'
to yettlitis'iriorning, and I find you too deeply
.involved in the study of satin Und-gems to bestoW.,
['pray you?.!- . , ,
Florence blushed, and answered that part Of
7 1ter:=.1)Stiotited4!uslia - M4TSpe.ech.....vviiic.i..stlttle
most convenierstly replied to.
'I am sUre, De
,Yere, I sin •most4anxiotis...ta.
hear Prometheus; so . pray begin, and I will giVe
you attention,lOr fine language'and fine reading
together is a treat for the gods.' •
smile played over the featilres of the sailor
la . t_ Oils pint Len io• his. vanity, and with a pleased
.expression he•took up the . .
'lValt one moment, until I find - the fringe•-•::
stay; Mrs. Montague, have' - you ani-More gold
spangles? Don't yob think, Janson should haVe
worked gold leaves between the.diamond storks?
The sedu4antes should be brocaded to match the
lappels..olLgo on, De irefem all alte'ra'tion:'
Before the first magnificent speech of the 'rain
had progresied 'hall:way, Mrs Montague-sidled
on tiptoebp to;Florence with the spangles, and
a low , whispering; issued, 'Which subsided into
dumb Motion op the reader looking impatiently
up; then Florence dropped one of'ber jewelled
stems,' and rotited 'about in search of it, quite as
sured it Was under-De Vere, dr cowered by his
book.. He sto :ood-humoutedi , and assist-
ed in the, search; when the loat treasure was
found, he proceeded uninterrupted towards the
cipse L or_dls.._cedeliratd, the uneq.uallpd ' i curpu
whetkitt theSe sublime words -
• 'Let thy malignant splrit.meve , .
An darkness , over those I love,
On me and mine 1 imprecate ' •
The - utmost torture of thy hate,'
an exclamation from Florence stopped him.
• "Tie very magnificent,' he said,- interpteting_it
into one of pleasure
. 4 0h, it would hi, replied the girl, eagerly, :it
would be divine did hot the setting of the rubies
fray the satin: Oh, look Mrs. Montague! look,
lien mere, the stomacher will fray the satin!'
Up started 'tile bon mere, and eagerly did both
examine the rulfled,sajin. Wellesley' tbrewdoWn
the book with a scrreiljr audible ',Pisb!' resolv
ing that notbin: should tempt hip•Mo 'unbind
Prometheus' egain to women. Again did the
,spl_endid dress attract his eye; and hie sttenti..
was now Pallrstirrisil. He repeated hie enquiries
concerning Its Use. -
"Tis'for the Lai costume of the Princess Pulse-
Florence at length, affecting an un-
concern she Ma not feel; De rem looked.very
-- 71 -111f.iletueallove T eurely-your good'Ba"Cnre as
carried yoti.too la r,' he eatEL___ 4 You:are spendilig
_ycrar-titite,and'ev.en lending your nenional
Mat , out, in meretilco'ne whlendor. vome
Andy who chooses to risk her good name, by ;visit
ing a foreigner of such doubtful reputatlim as•ihe
Pres (so •calltrtl) .
os2e lady!' reheated'Mrs . .4lontague. with a
vonderintatare, 'why, Lord be Vere ) .FlorenCe
heraell is going. ' • -• • ,
certainly I am,' said Florence hatighilly—'l
toy, ne've'r seen •butefirfung, And, ; as for - the.
Pi incest!, alt N Verk . -yisita her, and why
'should not ll' • - •
. , • •
"And dia all the world, visit hen, Florence
Rivers cannot, must nett, shall'net?" said De
Vero. - "Nay, Fforence w unbend that look of
Pride. 1 say‘again /Atli tttor!. ; .Are you‘pht
my betrothed , . wife? Is not`, your , hono ur
mine, tour happiness my: 'caret ' , Am . riot
"the rightful inatdian of yetir spotless mime;
the friend, the protector named yon t: safe.:.
guard by a dyinglathei? Aherne! 'shame v
'y'ou; Miss Rivers! Look bit' the "sable
nients which trap your s person witha mock- ,
ery, cttiroi, remember the sad, thp"recent
cause which has alone delayed otirloarriage,
and then insult your faiher's memory, if you
••FrSncii Wel . l ly coroMiincle4 two s hOn 7
dyed men by word—hy •ci 'motion' of his
•- • •
s, • r I
MEW SEAMUS; -Writ.
hand- , led: tharii-•-te risk lite and death;
through scenes of danger, horior and blad,
be had never mistaken or prailed. But he
knew n6t how to rule a woman, and that
Woman the proud,' impassioned 'Florence •
Rivets.. To beams reproved, : shamed and
com'manded—anfi before Mrs.' Montague, a
de:pendant To .be ruled thug 'imperati v ely,: .
and bra loyerl The bFood rushed. wanton ~
throutgb her Irame, and her limbs / shook -
with emotion; then rising with extreme
-..,Lcird-VVellesley_De.Vere_ivill find I can,
at - least dare-to - Teject - his - imPertitrent
ufliciouieounsel, and cast from.we withccrn
the rude and unmanly .counsellor: I t4ank
you; Sir, for :showing me the batie,_since I _ _
bless Heaven, the antidote is.stilt in my pow , ..
er~" 'Lord Wellesley 'will-understand that :
Miss Rivers Would lie alone?" -- " - •
De Vere struggled with-himself and at
empted to take - her hand. • •
“Forgive mg, my dear Florence,ifl have
too rudely spoken.,” I am, you knOw..a plain
blunt sailor, and used' to dress my
words for' ladies ears. IVlThlciod too warml
resented the idea-of my Florence, my *sleet, . '
pure, unsullied, lily, Mingling in the reeking .
pollution ofthe liannta of fashion.- Nay; a''' -:
nearer and more -jealous sesentment 'spurns
the-idea, that'thesesables. which:y(le bave. :
kept me' from-my coveted joy. shonidlieyne
-off-to-grace. - a - demirep'S as ernl4yr - Conte , - ,1 --
lay aside these hateful trap ingsontl...viitb,—. '
them only. disagreervienti Think. of the_ • .
Matter of- my- words, and iet their-Manner be _
~. , .
..oargitcc,,excd fpitan'd - coldly on his face .
asshe .mad'answer. „ 441Thth are to .tne •
indiffecent,Atat, I am_ quite willing to forg‘t
them. The 7 4ress I will assurdely lay aside,:
as certainly Ai. resume X this iliy'ltieek for ..
the 'Princess - PuLaski's hair_
As she, spoke she , slowk retired, lisnding - •
to 'the last on hiin d look of mingled, pride
Mrs Montauesperied a volley of -commol
Pitt tch as, "Dear me NI very sorry:"
"Bless me, if 1- had knOwn I , Would have •
belie]; tad you." "God gracious, why I
declare she's q.lite angry," 4C.
lowed Florence, leaving Wellesley in do en-
.viable mood. He bit hislip,and walked the
room murmuring to . himself Absurd!.
positivel ob'stinate," and such other superia.;*
'rives as served to, vent his Spleen. Soon how.:
ever, it i&rned upon himself—" Blockhead,
masthead,or giving the order to board, that.
Imust be sciloud and rough! Surely She can-
'not mean to quarrel •W'i(ll - mil. , Why did
not coax or reason her into - giving up the ac•L,...
cursed ball, instead of blustering like a : lad
lubber, 'as I am? Hark.! shg - is coming
Riwno — dear - Florenceiappeared4-only-a-ser---
vant to remove the unfcrrtunat, cause of:
sent a message - entreating to see her. Miss
Rivers was 'engaged. I He wrote a few lines
earnestlyllesirinethe same=it.was returned
unopened. Mi.s Rivers had gone out.
Thoroughly ruffled., the philosopheis in love
took hisleave; heartly-cursing foreign-Prins
cess and bills eanatumea, women's caprices
and.his own roughness. : In fact. from the
time that Florence had been so nobly res•
cued by De -. Veer, her intense gratitude. °.
kept alive Still more anxiously by his severe
s ifferings, had given him little to complain of
Worn .the variations of her temper; then the
ra idl succeed* : , death of het:father had
subdued, her feelings and manners to riquiet.
to •eby no meati3 natural to them. In the
fulfil her engagement with De Vere until a
year - hadolapsek - and he, - respecting - her sot..
row; had unwillingly acquiesced in• the de
cision, but fearingthe e'ffect of such absorb-.
inglriettedhor delicare 7 frame - ,,hc - had
her_to. New Vork, and provided sitnable
estahlishmpt and chaperon to reside with
But , half the stipulated probation,
Tout the young heart Of novenae hail' risen
with a 'rebound, Whic, jOiriedto her natural.
pride and coquetry; now threatened to diattirlti'
the 'h ithe rto . uniform of their, knies.-!-•
In 'truth, the 'fi f elia:lif Fibrida was oftentimes
inclined to demur: at the coolness and reastin
folek‘s - /k.r r t,fihiloisophic Liver; no)eatous
gonbts or trerntling fears appeared - to disturtk
his'rber Cet tainty of Waking bliss; 'no rap
thresNi4xtatie's.:elevatect the woman ,
ed into an angel befOre.Marriage, that' he
Might have a reason f0r°,1.. - /ish ing . her in
soon after: W
',There as cOtrunand,,
an acknowledged Sort: t of °Superiority abctst
Vliellesley,lhit piqued tier pride:;;Anff
that he had' of•sidoteliotteodeft tier, she;re.i
solved to . Make more
grateful, for hiS .Unparal!ele - d.h4ppirtesa, it; •
sensitile, man to a'diffi.
cult and;unwise " task.' Few women at•e l ,
tempt it - I,ti 6 Ped,:tii 4sUieeo4:oli fewer ;
know )il4n to stop in' t*lr dangerous ,tri-
very 'day,. and altrmit.,evary.henr,''did
Vere attempt tO see',Platenaciin 3 vain; it - last
he wrot e .
(colnLyszi*); ; oun Nr,4f.),