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R Y.
sweetest flociers cnripled,-
From various gard6Cs with carp."
Poi; thelliwald and Expqsi ton; •
T.B.E - RINGLET. • •
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t.ii• o all, sweet sister, is t this
This little ringlet, °Nit' ne awn.fiur lmir, -
that remains of what Was nuee:in thee •
g • Mni?; Where-is thy brow
'Of sunshine and of joy ? thy voice or musick _ •
alid thy sweet toad of mirthful rm'doily r
--- ="Oli'Vliereare they, -?-_ Sleeking,-thou dearest one,
• •In thy call, narrow home: - Colic with thee love
To - thy Might:dwelling
And left us noUght - liut-this rialmemoTy;-[:.':. --
, She hrings again, the bright ilepas,ted one"=- -
"I feel the gentle clasp of thy2oft hand, " •
And seelliee in that 117mr-iirlien frigid Death
'Stole on thee, andthy - Pallid lips, grown cold
.Gaveto tliyesistei' their last earthly kiss.
From - the Lady's Book
A. stranger was ushered into: the parkur,
'where, tw,o young ladies were seated, one
'bonnetted and shawled, evidently a 'morn
ing visitor, the other in a fashionable un
dress, as evidently a daughter or inmate of
-the mansion.- The latter rose,- with a slight
inclination, of the head, and requested the
gentleman to take a chair. • " Was Mr.
Temple at home?" •" No ! bat he was
e2A - )ecte I in directly." The young ladies
-eh- ld • triiriTil7
exehanget ail glances, as. t ie stran
ger drew' carer, and
_certainly Ids extraer
-dinary figure ,might justify a passing :-;en
onion of mirth, if politeness and good feel 7.
ing. had notzrestrained its expression. ' Ills
extreme spareness, and: the livid hue oilli4
'illness, and
as he was apparently young - , the alinostoto
tal bAdness of his head, was probably ow- .
ing to .thc seine cause. His lofty forehead
Was above the green shade that covdred . his
eyes in' tinshadowed majesty, unrelieved by
a single, lock of hair, - and the lower. part of..
: his face assumed a still more cadaverous
hue, from.the reflection of the grceri coldtir
-abovd, There iv i as-zsomething_inexpresgi- .
Iblyforloin and' piteous in his whole appear
ance, notwithstanding: an air of gentlemanly.
'dignity pervaded his melancholy person.
He drew forth his pocket book, and taking
'Mit a'folded paper, was about' ' to present it;
to Miss Temple,'Who drawing back with ,a
srippressed - laugh .said—"A. petitiori ' sir, I
•Stippose?"'—;then added in a low whisper,
:to her companion --"the poor fellow is
-perhaps getting a subscription for a wig."
The whisper was very low, - but the-stran- -
' ;ger'sshaded, though_penetrating_eyes_were_,
4fixedyripoii_herlace,_and_the .motion.of_her..!
lips - assisted Jiim - in - wknowledge -- of--their
sound-=-he replaced the paper in his pocic
• et-book-"I am no petitioner fc - . .t , 'Our b'outl;'
ty, Madain " said he, in.a. voice,;• whose.
Sweetness fell like a reproach on her ear—,
'"'nor have I any claims on 'your compas.
- Oen, save being a stranger 'arid an invalid.
;from a - frieiiid of his youth, who, even on
liiii death bed, remembered: him with grafi
. tude and . affectionw ill you have the good
. nesito present toihirri• ty. name- and dim
ftiont" - • Then 'laying th card 'upon theta
'ble; - lie - madii . 'a IoW tie' arid retreated, be
lerelMisa!feMPlcjitifftiene to apologize, if
'indeed .. any:, apology: could be offefed for .
• 'hevieVity arid rrideueSO . She-approached
the tabld•rind took 'up the:daril" Gracious
• .Heaverts!!! she; exclaimed" it . cannot be.
:poisible,'?,-- 7 8ydney:Allisonthat bald, yel
• : low,liOrrid-looking :ereatureSydne.y Al.
rlison ! they described him as the perfection.
of . titArtly, beautirl never.
,will --
believe. it
'rhe. is •.an f linpiistorthe - etch !".• The
- :''Yetit*lady'who was with her;,belteld-y,ltli,
.'.4.Stdiiialirrierit;';the ,paSsion . that - lighteiLliti`
- Miss:Temple's fac'ei'anikhoer - loOks besotighk
° o. .•'liitileriatidn..':",Haie '3l'oll
. heard;"
• " 43 •4 1 C:IVIlis:TeMple,:l!sinee,.:
,Oe: came , to this •
- cit-Yi+hail was betrothed'': 4 hd' been .
i mit
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----- - 'sidin:, lL enba:; - ; whose 'itirele ,i,vas:;tlie:.l:io
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might pies me Upon — my - favour. And this
is the delectable bridegroom! the one who
has been represented as clothed,ip • every
grace, calculated to fascinate a female heart
—and I, fool thatl was, rbelieved it, and
looked forward with rapture , to the, hour of
our first' meeting." , Here she paused, and
throWing herself back in her chair, burst in
a passion _of tears.. Mary. Manning,' tier_
. more rafional- companion, - endeaVoured to
. -soothe the 'excited -- feelings of her - friend,
. and sugge - sted - to - her, that whatever -disap
pointment she might feel with regardLto his
personal appearance., his -character . might
be such as; awaken a Very ardent attach
. merit.. • "Indeed," added Mary, "I thought
. there was .something quite interesting in
his addreSs, and his voice was remarkably
persuasive in its-tones. He-has evidently
been Very ill;•and - his bad looks are- owing
to this - circumstance. He will become
handsomer by and by . ; ''BeSides,* my dear
Augusta, what is mere beatity
. in a .mati. ?
It is the yirerogative.ef 'a woman; and you
. are so highly gifted, in -that-respect. your
self, you should be willing that-your hus- .
_hi - gni-should cA:cel-i-n-those - qpnlities which
men_ generally arrogate to "themselves."
"Husband !" . repeated Augusta, " I
-as soon take a death's-bead for my husband.
,Lcareitothlwaboutinere- bean ty.,_.p milled_ •
-there-is intelligende and . spirit. But with
stich a bald, livid looking wretch at -my
'side, stick a - living memento of mortality,-
, I_ sbould . siiik•into my grave in a fortnight.
I*l never:will - marry . him unless I- ani , d rag
ged.-to the :than!' here Mr. Temple -en-
•_tered, the^ room, and intarruptedher .rash I
-speech-. Miss-Manning-too-retired, feeling-'
that - her presened-might be .an
: intrusion:
He looked-astoniShed'at theuaitation of his
- -daughter, who' handed :him '- the'-card, and
turning away leaned -against the Anantel
piece, the image of woe. , "Sydney Alli
'Son : arrived !"• " exclaimed . Mr, TcmpleT
"Where is he; when Was , be i here? and why.
- -,-istietOne?—who--wha - t is the - matte ray i tit
,lyo_ti L Ailgiista7 : 22.1.10_11rst_Wis hol_myleari_
.seems, accomplished, and I find you weep
'Tell -- rrie thetineaninguf all this'?" -
"Oh! father," .sobbed lAutrustaL-covering
her race w4ll - her handkerclief," heis so
.uglY, alid you told me, he was tyo very
Ititidsoine.! • Mr. Totwtple could not forbear
laughing' at the piteous lone-in which ' Au-
AuSta-uttered‘this melancholy_ truth, thOugh
he immediately resumed,: 'in an - accent of
,displeasure, ."I am ashamed of your folly
.--4: have always, given . you credit for be.
-ing:.=a-gittl-of_sense,_but you_talkiikc_alittle.
fool•-.-ugly.!-- If•-a man -is not ugly! -enough.
to frighten his horse, he is handsome enough.-
Besides, it is nothing, but a whim—l saw
him when a child, and he was an uncem
moldy beautiful boy.. 'I 'hope- you did - not
behave in this 'manner before him—why
did you 'suffer him to go away?" "Why,
I did not know him," said, Augusta, in con
siderable trepidation, for she' feared, her
father's anger—" and he looked So thin and J
wo-begone; I thought lie' was some for
eigner asking charity,' and' When he•took
_-,:, - ;
~~S?j 4~
out a paper tfoug it it a petition, an sau
something about one—so he was angry, I
believe, and..went away, saying lie lied
for yeu;from a friend, who was dead."
"And. is he dead!—the good old man !
dip best, the earliest friend I ever had in
the world—dead and gone!" Mr. - Tem
ple leaned his faed_ovcr..on his hands, and
sat in silencaseveral moments, as if strug:
gling a aith powerful': emotions. After a
whilMf. Temple lifted his hands, and
fixed his darkened eyes' upon his-daughter.
He 'took her hand• With affection and.solem-,
'pity.. "Augusta, you aie thachild-ofaillu. ;
once as well as of indidgence; you are. my
.only child,. and _all.--the Wealth, Which
now surrounds you' with luxury, will be in
your dliposal, after my death. "Oh! fath
er, do not speak of such a thing." 'tDo
not interrupt inc. Mr. Allison., the uncle of
this young - man; was 'my benefactor and
friend, when, all - the .world, looked dark
upon-me. He' xtricated me from difficul
ties which it. is unnecessary to ekplain—
gave me the Means of making an ample
fortune, and asked no recompense,. but a
knowledge of-mykluecesd._4 was through'
his_influence Lwas_iinitetLtayour_nOVLAlh.
Irgel_mother--,yes! I owe. e_very_thingLie
hint-- , •Wealth,--teputationl,- and a brief,-but
rare portion of domestic bliss. This taut,
I benevolent,' romantic gold man; bad' Oftelfe; -
phew, the orphan child of his
. adoption,
whom he most tenderly: loved. When
3i •
Commercial affairs carried.lnc to Cuba, a
bout ten years ago . Sydney was a charm-
-ingAjoy,22----hereAug_usta_grogned--" a
charming boy; 'and when I spoke with - a
'father''s pride, of my 'Own little girl, whom
I had leff.behind, - my friend gladdened at
the thought, that the union which had bound
our hearts- togethei would be perpetuated in
our Childrenr..we pl i edged-our solemn--prom-
ise to , each other that this union' should take
place at a fitting age; you" long boon
award of this betrothal, and. I have' seen
with great pleasure, that you seemed . to
enter- into . my ,views, and lo look_ forward
whir hope and animation to
,the fulfilment
-of-this•eontract.----T-haengagement is-now
doubly :binding, since' death has set his'
awfutseal upon ii". • It must be fulfilled.
Do not'bYyi?neunprecedentajj folly,. make
mennhappyat a' moment like this." 1:1 4 'or
'giy - p-me; my dear father; but :indeed' when
~_yew see him ' ,.yowWill_not-AVonder.nt-qh --- a
Shock I: NavereCelvel :After all• yon - had
, said:of , :hini, after -.reading his - uncle's let
ters so; full of glowing" descriptions; after
diVelling..Sci long-on the eaceful-imagelaY
fancy 'drew; .to find..Such,a.dieadful 'boa
tiast:r • i,' Dreadful • nontrastt, why: 'surely
he.cannot -be transformed' into such - a. mon
ster'.' ..',. - You have hot setti him yet," said
Printed and:Pisiblisbet; Weekly, by. Giorge OIL
. .10billips,:pi.'earipae,.Cumberlqnd ra.
"she, mournfully. "No! you remind me
of 'my negligence. After the ?Strange re
ception-you have given him, ;Cis doubly
urgent that - I should hasten to him. • Haye
a care, Augusta,:you fiave alwaysfound the
a very indulgent father, but in this instance,
I shall entome implicit obedience: — I have
only one fear; that yoU
,liave,alre'ady so dis
gustedlim _with your leirity, that he may
refuse Aimseif, the honour-of the alliance."
"Ile refuse •mti," murmured AuguSta, in a
as she- glanced_at herself. in
mirror that shone above the mantel-piece.
As the nature- of her reflections may be
well fined it ma be interestinar to fol.;
IoW the young man, whose figure had made
so unfortunate an impression upon his irt
tended bride, and learn something of the
feelings that, are passing through his mind.
Sydney Allison returned to his lonely apart
ment,atthe hotel, with a chilled and aching.
heart.. The bright day-dream, whose beau
ty cheered and gilded him; eveti. while
mourning ever the death liedof .his uncle,
while lapguishing himself on the bed of
sickness, and while a sea=sick • 'mariner; he
was-tossed -upon-the boisterous waves—tha
dream', was fled. She, who - ba - d' al - Way - S1
risen . npon his imagination, as the. morning
star of .his destiny-=this- being he had met,
nfter_years:or_roman tie. anticipation... what_
a. meeting. He : Was well aware
. of the sad
ravages, one .of , the violent fevers' of-a trop
ical clime had matte upon his -beauty, but
never attaching_much value : to his own per
sonal - at trac tionsi - he. &PIM- not-believe that
the marks - of a - divine Visitation would ex
pose 'him -to ridicule, or unkindness; of an
extremely sensitive_disposition;. lie was pe 7 .
culiarly aliverto-the stings Of satire,-and-the
pareastic whis - per of Miss Temple, woutfil
..ed him to.the quick: "What!'? said - he, to
himself;.as he folded his arms in melancholy
abstraction; id. the,solitude of his chamber;
"what;'if the dark luxuriance-of-waving
hair which once shadowed my temples, is
now --- gotte - . - is - riet - thought - and intelligence
-still-lingering-onlmy-brow-?,L-Are - therene
warm and alitinated.veitis of. - ray •
heart, because:the:tide of health'noliinger
colours my wan and faded cheek?, . These
enfeebled eyes, which I must now _shelter
from the dazzling light, can they not still
emit the rays of tenderness, and the-beams
of soul ? This proud beauty!
. May she
live to know what a heaftnhe has-wouhded.'l,
lle rose - and.%v . alked slowly across the
floor, pausing before a large looking. glass,
which fully reflected his persou. •• He
could &It:Torii:ear a sniile,ln the midst of.
his iiielaneholyst the ludicrous contrast to
his former self, and acknowledged it was
preposterous to expect to charm at fitst
sight, under the present disastrous'eclipse.
Ile almost excused the covert ridicule,- of
which he had been the object, and began to
pity the beautiful • Augusta for - the Clis:11)-
pointment she must have endured. It was
under the influence'of these - feelings . Mr.
Toni* found him. .t.!My dear - fellow,"
said the latter, warmly- grasping his hand,
boy! how ill you must have been !=your
uncle, too"—the warm-hearted man was
incapable of uttering another syllable, not
more moved-at that moment, by the recol
lection of his frignd, than atfe'eted by the
transformation of the blooming boy, whose
lvaving. locks were once 'SO singularly beau
tiful; . sympathy,
_was_ so unaffected,
his welcome so warm, and his affect
.pressedin' so heartfelt a' manner, that Syd
ney,. who., had just been• alining himself
-proud philosophy, - against the indif
ference and. negldct of the world, melted
into woman's softness. • Ile bad been 'so
long among stradgerS, and those of rougher
nature 7 -bad experienced . so toldit disap
pointinent in his warmest hopes—he bad
felt so blighted, so alone—the reaction was -
too powerful, it unmanned hitit. Mr. Tem
ple Was a remarkable instance of -a man,
Nvilo retained a youthful' enthusiestiChnd
frankness of character;` Aer a long and
prosperous 'intercourse with the world -of
buSiness: - - The rapid . accumulation" of
wealth, instead of narrowing, as it too often
does; enlarged.hiS benevolent heail. When
in-n-long-atl-confulential conversation with
Sydney, lie-rearried---that-Mr;-Allisar-had
le-ft bur a - setall - fortune• - fer -,l4? ,
.11M - lin remise - prmbe 'had been-led
to- exirct;_he. was_more
_than:_ever anxious
to, promote the union with his daughter.
HOwever mysterious itzeemeif - that Mr.
Allison's property should be so diminished,
.or have been so much overrated, he rather
rejoiced at the circumstance; as it gave him
an . opportunity of Showing. his grain - 111e
and 'disinterestedness. But Sydney was
prottd. - He felt the circumstance -of his
altered fortunes,' and though not a poor
man, was no: lontrer the. heir of .that
wealth,lWhich was his, in. reversion; -when'
Mr.. Temple had plighted his daughter to
In , his short interview with tier he
'ad' gained such an insight into her charac
ter, that he recoiled".•frcim - the idea of -ap
pearing- before, her; as her betrothed.lover..
',-Recetvme-as-alrierid," Saidlhe' . to. Mr.
Teniple;..“_ let your-daughter learn hi look
upon me as.such,' and Pask no More ;
less I 'could Win -Mk a f fections, .nothing
woidd induce Me .to.accept of" her hand,-
under existing eircumstanees,:lbelieve that'
impossible.' Much as I feel youNkindness,.
ndleacred 'as - 1 hold:the wishes of the dead,
I- Jiold yam' datiilitei' s }sappiness• para
mount to every Other consideration:: This
must not besaCrifieedfor me. Promise
sir,, that it shall not, j should he thore.- 1
Wretched..thall words,. can - express, if .L
thought . the .slighteht • force were imPosed'
upon'her sentiments.?' .
"BesatiSfied.on that seore; sky nettling.
about it; only let her gCt fulty acquainted.
with you, and there will be no'occasion to
employ force. :Yo - ti must forget the mis
take of the morning: ,This yellow, fever
makes . work_ of a man when it gets
hold of him, but you Will soon revive from
its effects." . ,* - *
Sydney Alliscin•beeame a daily visitor at
_Temple's. Had he , assumed.. the
privileges of a lever, Augusta would have
probably manifested in a wounding man-.
tier, the • aversion . she felt for him, in that
'character; but .it was Iniprisilil“c - i - treaf
with disdain one, who never •presumed to
offer any attentions beyond•the civilities of
Irimiitship. Though - rendered . vain from
adulation; and selfigh from indulgence, and
though her thoughtless vivacity often made
her forgetful Of the feelings of others,Au
gusta TeMple Was-not destitute of. redem
ing:virtues. Nature lead gifted -•her-with
very ardent affections, and,opened but few
- channels,, in which° those affections 'could.
flow. She had the - great - misfortune to be
the only child of • a rich; widowed, and 'de
tingparent, and from infancy had been ae-
setvient to - her will: - 7Slie had reaChed-the
affe of womanhood, Without :Flowing one
real' sorrow,
_or meeting whit a, being • who
had exeitedin any degree„ the affect:Riffs—of
It r heart,. Her warm ahrylindiseiplined
-rmaginatioii had dwelt : feetyears .- on One
image. - She- had : clothed littilg • the most
splendid hues that, fancy everopread -upon.
iher-palette ; and had porn- Syllney appeared
!before her in his original brightness, the
reality would -probably haveybeen dim,. to
the visions of idehl beauty, by. which She.
liattlieeki-so lodgliguntert;77ltv• - .the - •great7
ness of her disappointment, she•beeame•un- -
'just and unreasonable, violent-in her preju:
dices, and extravagant,,ln her manifestatiquF
Of them. -Pat after-the. first jebidlition ,of
'her grief, she grew morp guarded, from-the
dread of hell:idler's anger; Sydney t
-contirruedTthe:same T reserved-randTtlilrliified - '
_deportment,:shalegan .to think her father's I
prediction was fulfilled,and that theiraver- !
-sion. wa§ mutuat -SIM did • not derive a 4 -1
pinch comfort - from this supposition as
might lie anticipated. • She hriddreaded his
importunity, bit she•coeld not endure hi:d
indifference. It ti'as in 'vain Mr. Temple I
urged his young frienTto a different course
of conduct—lie always answered„ "Let
her cease to dread me as a lover, then she I
may learn to 'prize me as a friend." • One
evening, there Was a concert at Mr. Tem- !
ple's. Sydney, who waspassionately fund 1
of music, forgot every cause of niquietude, I
while abandoned to its heavenly influence.'
He stood near the fair songstress of the hcltr, 1
1 keeping' time to the harmony,,•while iu a
pier glass opposite, he had a full view o/I
x ithe groups behind. Augusta was 'a little In
1 the rear, leaping on the 'arm' of Miss 1!:Iiii,
ni,pg,. lie could gaze on her imagr./ thus
reflected, • Without her bCiag comp - flints of
the act, and he silted as lie p4(.1 mvolnii
tary homage to her brilliant bpatity. Tier
figure was of superb proputr fens, her fea
tpresfiTiiir e - Id( - 5111:1ffThiAel of oriental sym-•
metry;. while her eyes glittered through
her dark sweeping lashes, sumbeams
through the forest foliage. She stood with
her head a little averted; --- and - - her - profile
presented the Softened outline of the linea
ments, - ascribed to the beautiful • daughters
of Judah. He forgot hiMself entirely; in
the contemplation of her loveliness; When
he•saw her. turn,- with tM- - id. - clr - smileancl
hold up her hands in. a whimsical attitude
in thddiretion of his head', as if in the act
of warming tbem;',for the full blaze of the I
chandeliers, ! seemed concentrated in' what point,. and • all eyes; lured •by - Augusta'
gesture,. -were turned upon .his illuminated
skill - - Tor onirm - ement--Sydney lost - . his
.self-possession, and the angry - 'glint- wtis._
seen: distinctly burning on his sallow cheek.
The 'Mkt, he similed superior to such weak
ness,•andretreating a few steps!, bowed for
her to pass forward.,She had . relied on
the shade that covere his eyes, for Sec-lai
ty from protection-unconscious-of-the
piercing glances tlfin were glancing beneath:
Her 'conscience ITOW. upbraided her for her
folly, and she felt with bitterness how low
she must- be' in the ' opiaion of the man,_
whose admiration site secretly coveted, not
-1 Upon his - persom ----- After -the - company - dis- 7
persed, she-remained alene_in_the drawing'
room-, dissatisfied with herself and sieftening,
at the pleasure that surrounded her. - The .
door softly Opened. It was 'Sydney, who
had returned ! for his gloves, which -he had
left on the •mantle_piece..._it.snras the.. first
time • she had found herself alone With
hiiii,• and she felt excessively
. embarrassed.
In that tone, which even she aelmOwledged
to be irresistably sweet, ,he apologized fOr
his intrusion, and taking his gloves;,. was
_refiring; :when. she, ever impulsive, 'arrested
.his motions. -"Stay moment,. Mr
have great reason to 'despise
me—l have treated•you with unpardonable
hivity and rudeness. -Though •I can hardy
hope your forgiveness; I. cannot withhold
"this acknowledgement; of' my prrors•--y • ciur
calm .forbearanee ha'S , done More for my
reformatron, than a, thousand- reproofs."
surprised and softened at this unexpected
avowal, from the cold,' sarcastic Augusta,
*hose fluctuating epnipiexiOn, and agitatfid
voice, sore wag* tO hersincerity,,AlliSen
:Was at firstineapatililiofreplying, • "Your
present Pandou'rrat.length, lie.said,:" would
indemnify me
~for. nv•wli gr.ater. rinfi.!eing .
than yoti have O'er iodic:led:on me... ti new
me; MisS Teniple; totake it lvanta•rn dC. this 9
first moment of ,eontlifeee, to.,
Of all fear.;On my - ace:mint. •. The
. relative
situation in' which ::',I have been placed by
others, has given_us • bath' ninth enitirrriss:•.
merit; •but be assure my, only, wish is to
be looked upon 'as 'your friend.• Consider
yourself as entirely unshackled. • In bright
er hours I might haVe aspired .to the dis
tinction our parents designed for me, •but
worn tIOW - n by sickness„ - the Rhadow of my
former self, 'Heel but too sensibly,;-that the
only, sentiment I can nowinspire in the fe
_hoarti•-is that of CoMpassion."
gusto was so : much impressed'hy his deli
cacy and generosity, she began - to hate her ?
self for not having more
his - worth.'• She raised-her-eyes-to-his-face
and sighed-r-."Ahl" said she to herself,
must respect and , esteem, but I •can never
love him." . Mr.. Temple, whOliadliberY
atient the whole evening, returned* at this
moment, and big: countenance expressed
his pleasure, in finding , them-dins alone, in
.apparently__ confidential conversation with_,
each other... ‘!' Do not go Allison,'-'said he,
"4-have-been oppressed ivith 6usiness to
night; and want a little social-zenjOythent
before I sleep.
_Besides; I do not feel quite
•well, 'They now observed that hr, looked
unusually pide,-and pressed his hand upon
jiis_head,ao__-ifia_ 7 palliFather," said
-Augusta, "you-indeed-lookill—you:--have
fatigite'd yourself ton much. A glass -of
Wine Will.rovive : you." She hrought
the glass l lnn_ . ..itist
. as he: tOtirit - from her
hand, with a skpile; a sit - a - den spasm came
over. him, .atilt,-the' fell- back in his
speechless and to - Ofitged., Augusta'sTier
cing shriek .alaimed the servants, who riial%
ingini beheld their master supported in..the
arils of:Allison, gasping for breath, while.
Augusta was trying to loosen hiS'ertivat With
hands nerveless from terror.: -A physician
was i reedy su in Mon ed who bled him prO
fUsely, and after a few hoursj consciousness
was re:stored: 7- - was rernoyed- to his
el9fiber, and. Allison remained
(hiring the_remainder of the-night;;ATP
, to sat by her fathertsliCdside - holding his
. sat by her tamer-. -„--..._ . ) . 5 _
hand, almost shinned by the suddenness of
-the-ealarnitY; Never, since _her-recollec
lio, hadn a her father known an hOur's sick
i ness, and .now' to be prostrated'at - once,
i the' midst Of florid :11-1--
health,/il, was. awful.
I She 'dared not ask; the - physician if there
i - was. danger, least he shotild confirm,: her
`worst fears. - .Shc - loWedat Allison, and in
1 his pale - and ansiobs(Comitanance, she saw
a 'reflection of her Awn anxiety and 'sorrow.
Towards mornidg My. Temple-opened his
Keyes, and lo iced earnestly • round him- -
i" My childr :ti," said he, "come near ,
both—hod ..'.7. " Father," cried Augusta,
i " we
_kW iirar theeoh! my father, say_
I that yin are better—only say that you will
live; As she uttered the lust word she
lu - /, , c,t1 her :head upon the bed cover, "and
cobbed as if-her heart-were-breaking. : , "My
hild," said Mr. Templc faintly, must
call upon God -to sustain you, for there is,,
I need. - I feel that the hand of death is upon .
me. Sudden and awful is the summons—
but it niiist We obeyed. 'Doctor, I would,
see . my minister. • Not to give peace to MY
parting soul—for all is peace here," said he;
laying his hand feebly on his heaft,-"peaCe
with P.M and main—but flic - rb is
I would witness before I, die." ' Sydney,
who stood at the bed's head trembled St the
import - of these, words—Augusta in her
-agony, - -eomprehended --- them not.:---"-Syd
ney, my son, give me your hand—Angtis
ta, is this yOur handl hold ? My-.children,
if you would bleSs my lakliour,"you ninSt
let my dying . hand behold your union. 'lt
will-gladden my friend, when I meet him
in another world, to tell him his litst wishes
.are cone - a - inmate& ,'Di) you consent,. my
Ichildren?" 'He looked up" toSydney, with
that earnest expression which is never seen
except-in the eye of the dying, and pressed
Ateit_hands together:int Lis,
: already Cold timr .
dewy - with the damps of leatl. Sydney
sunk Upon his kness • unutterably affected.
All the 'happiness of his fizture life was at
stake,' but it seemed as nothing at 'that No-'
mem. - " Your daughter, ir ?" was all he
could . Utter. . -"Augusta,' L repeated Mr.
T emple; in - a. voice fearfull bollow, "_will
} , ou-not speak?" -.- "01 . 1! ny father," she
murmured, "do With me a you will, only
-take me 'with you." • The;rever'end figure
of the minister Was now ad led to the'group,,
that sitrrouniletLtho bed of ' floath._S tillage-
. awful 'was the bridal ceremony per-
-formed---af--Sucha_lnoin*k, and attended
bk.-Stich. solemnities.: ~ Skdae---y.faciliiifli-e
--was .m . ysterieusky alid . irresistibly., ithiellail
ou the fulfilthent of his destiny WithoutAY,
volition of his own. ' It was with blood
less lips - and deadened perectitions, Au gusta
:repeated her vows; but' IoW as they: were,
they.fell liksmusic on the 'edr - .. Owns so
shortly to close to all earthly s' - l"'There.
is .-a bieSsuk above mingline: -,mine,"
faintly articulated the dying ins : "I
ye, my dear. ,childien,and -ye, will be bless
ed." TheSe'werethe hilt: 'vents •, he ever
uttered: Augusta fell almost lifelesibri her
Tathei4bosoiri,.but - what was-a-Moment be
fore:the tethple of an in:LWOW spirit, was
r now but dust'and ashes.' ' At the same um
-1 Mem an -.orphan`and a' bride, she - was inca
pable of comprehending the-startling, reali--
ties,Of. tier situagen. ‘ 'The iMages that flit
ted throtigli her mind, were like the phan
tasmagoria of a dt'eava-:—a vague' mpression
of:something' awful and indescribable hay- -
~ . .
mg occurred, a'wild fear of Something more
awful . kill Impending'filled her imagination
and 'paralyted tretframe.. But Allison had
4 full and aching sense of the.responSibili
tics so Unexpectedly imposed - upon
'He mourned'. for the' venerated -- acid - goner=
Ohs friend so suddenly snatched away, but
he 'grieved' Most of ;a11,4h4f hiS laSt act had
placed-in this keeping:that to whieh he' elt.
be had no legltimaut fight. -
,NCI iselfish re 7;
pinings filled. lifs heart =- brit to CO POO,
waryiet/,' pined. irrtivOably 'to a Wothan, ;
- Vilio - lia - rd giVen'hirn - SO many protifsotpar ,- .. ' Ors ta-flier--ritind.--,reqairritLithe4terli,,,l3ltt±: "
sonal aversion.' who, never till that even- . salutary . discipline of adversity; and,*that .
ing, had evinced towards . hint the - slightest discipiine . was, preparing. How she prOfit
sensibilitka woman wheel, he did: . 'init ed hy the tpaelfinga of this monitress, whose
loVe, and whose superior fortune burdened lessonso*W
`ever hard, have such high arid
1 /1
him with a painful sense of obligation— celest a
I bearings, the' events' Of after years •
there was something inexpressibly • galling, my s low.
. .
and humbling in 'these circuthstances, .. to ~,*'. y * * * . * 0 . 0 - 0 , 0 .
the senSitive and high,minded Allison.' Ten,' A
~/111g. tiSta.:llld.Zhig-: friend' are once _Mar e i
'derness, hoWever, mingled With the. bitter-1 11) . 1.6min to the . view of the 'reader, but •
ness of his reflections; and even then, lie the llnstiny of the-former .ie changed.-,- -,. • •
could•have..taken her to lits i peart,ind wept They are seated in a ..parlov side •by-side, • •
over_het. tearsofa..4.lnparly„' and. sorrow, hatitis_.nottlie same, rich in a 1 the adorn- •
.had'he,..not dreaded .that she-would, recoil. ,newts of wealth andfashiou, trAugasta •
from his embraces. He - did not intrude P'?', once, occupied. It is. in -a at, rural cot
e- s
the 4:11e - i_grief,.. and. for darys_tag'e, in the Very heart of ,t e . Country, :em-
she buried herself in the solitude
ier i Iroziomod lir -trees ;and ' Owers... A - 1 .-- few
chainber,•• - She admitted Ito_ .one. her I words - Will . explain- the-l'past. • Mr.. Tern- . :'. T .
chosen friend, Miss Manning, . who repre- 1 Ole's:Open, generous, uncalculatirig dispo- ..
sented her as inconsolable, either sunk in a i i tie it . had; C - x -posiitl - 7 him to. the:_: designs of
torpor,.-from which
could arouse ;.-11mAreenary and-treacherous. .A-le never -
her,. or in
.a state f n ervous ei'cireirTnnt could refuse to etriloiSe a note for a friend, —
still-more-distressing. : He waited, - hoping or to loan money when it was asked With •
that time would restore .her to . comparative„,a.„
„look -Of distress. .He . .belieired -- hiS Ire- . •
composure, and she
. would be lyilling so* iircescs' e,xhau.% - tless. as his benevolence, ~---
to receive., from hipi. ilie •cfin,solations of but by the failure of several - hou - ses, with-, .
friendship. Finding, - a,t - lr - argththat-slte - Whieli he wati largely connected, his-estate
wasinvolved-in-ruini-and-his-daughter-left.' •
destitute of - fortune. - Mr. Manning su ff e r -- .
ed- so muck 4innaryin the general loss, , he
Was obliged to sell all that he Still.posses- -,
.seil iii the city awl:relire ;into* country; • • '
'With. limited means 7-ot,silli . sisience. - : But - .:,'
though limited,. he had shtfleierit.tor . all the .
Comforts. of life, - and- -- What - he .deemed its .. :
luXuries—books, - music., -the 'Sodalities of
friendship, and the exercise:Of the kindly
Charities. A - cherished - member of -this*
charmino. family; Ankusta, , my longer the
-Bpciiled ;hilt] of fortune„, but tneichastened„:
disciple of. SorroWc•leartit -
.t 45. estimate, the
'true ptirposCS . of 'her being; an d: to mourn
over he r former perversity: With •such -
ennobled - - 3; it? 'ks-- of -. lif6 and _its enjoyments,
she began. to think:Slie: iniglir be - hapiiy
-with a intsband,•-with such irreproachable -
wOO,ll and exalind attributes - as - Sydney ;
Allison; . eveit though he-had the misfortune. .
1. - 60-'lte bald--and -.sallow. -But -him -she . .-had - •
banished, 'and _when_would_ tie return?
had, written. to her once or twice; in
most, affectionate. manner, as-a--brother -, -
would write, he had .spoken.of amended
health and reviving - Spirits, but he sp - Olta of
his return . ," as of something indefinite and
even remote. Site: too had written, and -:-
her . letters'were . transciipts-orthe- - prOgres , ,_ --
sive:elevation of licr character, and expres
sed with' candor and - warmth the just appre- , .-
_elation site now had of his own. She was ---,
uncertain whether they had — ever re
received ---
him. It was long•since she had
any tidings, and, she felt at ! lillleS that sick-- •
llo.Wiifllio-1-;bTift-,-wliiztli-silifiefrid:filiteTil" Lir--
hope creates, .. .
- , conchmitnt ne.i-t Teel'.
.persevered in her-system,-o:
mid That - tithe, while it must, aCeording to
its immutable laws, softenOier anguish for
her father's death,' probably increased 'her
dread for the 'shackles • that bound -- her, his
resolution was take'n.. Ina. short time every.
thing was arranged for -his 'departure to a
foreign-lands / The ship, in -which he was
bound. apasynneer, wavre - atlyinsaili - wlien
lie requested-.a parting interview withAu
•,-A parting inter Vie w l--;--Augusta was
roused'atthat sound, from the selfishness of,
Ile.tVas going into banishment,'
and , she was the 'cause. For the_ firSt 'dine
;since ceremony, the, thought
forced, : itself into her Mind,
.that he too
,hve cause for sorrow, midi that hik
happiness might be'Well - es liet
Own.. Alli Son. Was grentlYShocked, to - see
the change 4 ;Wrotight in her radiant face.
•110 was'so Much agitated; 'he forgot every .
- thing ho purposed to say, and- reffic - mheled.
only the.strangcness of- their, situation. He
endeavoured t to repress his own . enotiod;
lltathe might-not increase her'S ; while - she;
utilised to self-control, abandoned herself to
a passion of tears: _lie •approachnd lier
with, tenderness and solemnity, and entreat
• her to listen to hint, as a friend, as one
to promote her.happiness; by:any
sacrifice she might require. "I go," said
he, "Augusta, to another clime, whose ge
dialinfluence 'may restore 'me again seine
portion.Of,my further vigour.' 7 1go tiio,l6.
the hope, that in my alfsence you. may learn
, submission to a destiny-winch my presence
renders . insupportable. you :knew- the
angnish 4 that filleciny heart ; when I think of
myself as / slid involuntary
_cause of. your
wretchediess„you • would pity me, even as
muclias you abhor: Hear ,me, Augusta,
-While I repeat with all the solemnity of the
vows that bound us to each other, that I
will never claim the name of husband, till
your own -free- affections hallow the sacred
titletrythe - trunin timtr-I-leave-yotf-with
one, who will be to you as a loving sister,
'in whose father you will find a faithful and
affectionate guardian—will- you not part
Irem -me,- at-least in- kindness 1 " Augusta
sat, with her arms thrown around Miss Man
ning, weeping,. yet subdued. All the best
impulses 'of her nature were awakened and
aCtive.She would. have given worlds to
say soniething,
of her remorse
and regret-for her selfishness and wayward
ness. Clasping her hands together_ she .
-exclaimed, "Oh !- forgive the, Sydney,
that 1- cannot love you":- - -then con Scions,
that she was oiitvt wounding more - deeply
when- She wished to leal,-she only Uttered;
"what an unfortunate, wretch I ain!"
"We are both - unfortunate," said-:he ;
moved beyond his power •of control—but
we• may not be always • miserable. Some
thing whispers me, that VC shall meet again
with chastened feelings; ,incapable of .ap
preciating all that is excellent in . each other,.
and both earnest in the endeavour to merit
the blessing that hallowed our nuptial tie:
I leave
,you that' 'you may be restored ,to
tranquillity—l may never return=--I 'pray
to-Gt-41,-thatife-may Ilmli ntr a_grave in that
ocean to whose bosom I am abpli to corn,
tit myself, if I am only to live foil the
dry, Of " Nootn," - cried - Augpstii, -
A . r . thi - S - iimsr not-heicayon-inust_not_become,
au exile for me." " Listen to - her,"' said
Miss Maiming; -earnestly, her. whole soul
wrought up into. the most painfill . excite
, Mont, -at-the 'sight of their mutual distress—
" hided Sir, .you are 'doing what is rash and
uncalled for—Oh! why with so much to
bind you together, , with qualities capable of
inspiring the strongest attachment in each'
other, will ye close up your hearts in this .
manner, end resolve to be miserable." "I
Cannot'now remain' if - 1 would, - as I hart
'taken steps, Which cannot' , well-be recalled
;youriather, Miss Maiming, knoWs'and
approves. my intention. He .is the
gated guardian and protetitor Of AngiVta.,l
I will ,not,-I cannot prolong 'the
theie moments. Farewell ' Alignsta .,
of me; if possible, with kindness- 7 -1!t:
I live.tb return, I . Will be to you; frieLo,
*other, or husband, as your cw 0 heart I
sluillTdictate.". He pressed. her cold teal
Passive hand in his—turned, atid - WaS 7 'gene..
Augusta would have spoken,„-but she. seem
ed under the influense,
.of a night
niare.nHer faculties. were spell-lintid-;-•
-She- wOuldltaie_rielurned:thnparting pfof-.
,of his - hand, ,but her fingCris-eents-d
-iseicies. 'She 'shuddered with superetitiouS
dread.` father's upbraiding spirit.
peared to her imagination, armed with tie
'terrors;' of the grave; and'. threateding' her
with the retribution. of lieavetfl'
ITere is something that will please
the ladies and astonish:the - Jaen:,
afuture union bet Ween the sexes - , have, in
some instances been most surprising. Tho'
fUllowing, which came within my knowl
edge, is perhaps_one..of..the.molst_singular..;.__L:
Mr. a brother officer of mine, was
a Man of taciturn and retired .habits ; -set= •
dom frequented public • places of amuse—
theta, and when there, felt any thing but - •
gratification. 060 . evening titer • supper,
. waS, however, prevailed upon to',go to
a ball. .We had not been long in the roopt,
when, .to my utter surprise,' lie expressed
great admiration• of•a-youlfghitlY whci - was
foi engaged • her to-dance.. Such ad act' of
;;apparent, levity. on his part 'struck' us' as-a
-sigularity-,-which-might have-been : attributed
to an uniumal hulti!gence at table,
,'hqd not "
the contrary - been the case, for he was
remrlably abstemious.. The.,-danCe Was
scarcely over' when -he came - to
told -nie With a look of 'deep, despondency.._.
_his lovely, partner. was a Jnarrietl.„wo
- min., The tone of sadness **Wlr ho.
addressed nie was truly:ludicrous. -. 4 few -
Mitintes:after he left the ball s : room: The
ring,eness of his 'conduct-led me .to. fear
that his mind was not altogether in a sound
state • but I was confirmed in nu apprehen
sion When he fold" me the-following morn- •
inglhathe.Wassonyincedhe 81 1.941 1 d be mar- : ,
ried=to tkZ object of =his admiration, whose -
husband was a young .and.
man - . neighborhood. • Here matters
rested, - and we both.event abroak'NFe
did not meet until three years, afteioAen,
to my inter surprise I fourai N that'his
diction had been verified: • . .
• " The lady's husband had died frum•alall
from his horse, and the partiei Were,„:rnar
ried. -Brit what rendflred this . eireittritatarice
siilt More:strange - iS,'"that a Similar presenti
on - returning from the ball, mentioned
'teller Sinter ivith much emotion; that she.
itaa doticed",„With n• stranger, . to 'whom; 'she
felt convinced that.she was destined "-tO:be ,
.The conviction einbittered, every
moment •or hies as, despite 'Of her -.-
trenuoiij:efide.avires • 6he".could-,notlAOynips
the 6 tranget?'-frorus her cOntitaiii' - thOughie,
rebicionny.7'34l44,l6 'the hotiepr'SeefUg
rience. " - •
Tnx.AS.--Late accounts: reccivedl.iy i way
of New Oilcans; states' ihat Cien . ;• LaMar •
frat - rce - erVed 4.--Large-rtrajoritte4--for
liiesident. The election of, e4:0::- -B4it r
to Coitgrcs' from Galveston,,itillil4""bnit.-
tbsted 'before Congress - when' illy2lhOtty:
Meets.. The grounds of Oniiism ' ; :afe
not stated., • A