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.N:From TokenjOr 1834
111 tell thee a story, sweet,
Here under this shady tree,• , •
" thoult keep it safe in thy fa ithful breast,
'l'll whisper the Whole to thee. •
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I had a liner, once, • ' • -
'ln ray early, sunny hours, .
A fair and a fanCiful youth was he,
I remember its waking sigh—
. We roamed in a verdiant spot,
And he culled for me a cluster bright,
• Of a purple Forget-me. not.
"Doti was a giddy girl, ,
So i toss'trit soon away,
Anil gather'd the dandlion Fuls,
And-the , saild grape's gadding spray
lie marked that:blended Imes, " -
With a sad and renroochful eye
For one xas the symbol of thoughlless mirth,
~And one of coquetry. •
Yet he would not be baffled thus,
So he brought for my crystal vase,
The rose gerstmum'm tender bloom,
~ : A0 the , blushing hawthorn's grace.
' :And a brilliant and fresh bsiuet,. - ... •
' Of-the Moss. rtise,kudclie bore— . , • •
• Alilhosevelotiumilbrowewith dew drops pearl'd,
hearts deep lore.
1 would 'not rettiae - tke gift,
Though 1 knewitlm spell it siov,e.,'
Bull gave him back a Anow 'White bud,
" Too young, too young to love." ,
Then hi proffer'd a myrtle wreath,,:..
With damask roses fair s
'And took the liberty—only think, - ±z ---7 7
TO arrange it in myhair:
— TAW! he' wit in - my - yielding ...
The everlasting pea, -
Whose questioning, lips of perfume lireathed
" Wilt thou go ; wilt thou glik with me ?"
•Yet werelwe but ehildren still,
And our , love•thinnitit seemed so sweet,
'AVns.well expresi'd by. the typei it chose,
,For itptssed awny.sts fleet. - , •
Though.liO' brought the laurel leaf -
Th4changes but to die,
And the amaranth, and the evergreen,
Yet-what did they signify.
Oft o' er his vattnted rove, '
Su spicious moods had power,
So 1 put a'Freuch marl ignid I'llll4 hat,
That gaudy, jealous flower.
But the rootless passion shrunk
Like Jonalewnird away,
Till the shivering ice,plaut..best , rnight•mark
The grades of its WWI decay.
And he sailed o'er thefaithless sea,
. To a. brighter elimedhan ours—
So it fa iled that fond and fickle love,
Like its alphabet of flowers. .
THE . BRIDE
!She is dress'd, she is ready—the orange-wreath now
Is entwining her beautiful maidenly brow;
And its white:blossoms blend with her dark raven
And her cheek is ae pale—but a-blueh late wa s there.
Her young sisters are busy, her mother is still,
And her eyes the crusted tears of a_ffeetion - diitilT
As she-looks Lin the treasure.nowleaving her heart;
D.! sheuever had dreatn'C't was such sadness to part!
Me comes! with the eager step love only lends:
O'er his lieurt's worshiped idol enamour'd he bends;
But the sob of. her mother arrested his bliss•
And pity forher woe damp'd his first nuptintkiss.
He exclairri'd "O my mother! fear not for thy child,
She sha't smile when ,a bride, as her infancy smiled;
For r.a.sorrow thal? reach bee when safe on my
Tlien, thou bride of toy bosom, come home to thy
-From,Culburn's New Monthly.
The Suicides Burial.
iii.ACTUAL OCCURRENCE. '
On the night of the 31st December, 182—
I made one *of a gay and animated party at
the house of a friend in 'Castle street, St.
--. Though in the invitation I had
o nothing to that - effect had been in-
Itimated, it was, I believe, the intention of
-our' host, and the majority of his guests, to
: 13id farewell to the Old, and welcome, the
`New, Year, in this, festive-manner. For
;myself I had other'intentions ; and when
prevailed Apon ,to attend the party, I did
not fail to inform my friend that circum
stances which,it were needless then to
particularise, crendered it desirable 'I should
withdraw some time before midnight. My
reasons for this apparent singularity (as I
Jearn , them from my: dialiy) .were as
lows:---Firstly, I wished to hail itlie birth
•61the Young Year in the silence,ond .pri
,Vacy of my ehamher; and, lastly, did not
bare to infringe upon a long-established
habit of , night-reading s -the — more so, as 4
had that day purchased at a book sale a
Aurious old 'folio. copy of 'The Anstomie
zkof then . knOwn to me
hid/ by report, and',4hich I was thertfore
I' Ten minutes to twelve,' exclaimed I,
4tisting my cloak "for departure, I
'looked at the dial in the' hall; 'let me walk
'ever an fas 4 I shall scarcely be -home in
Asl'enteied upon the dark . street, and
:the dotir,Oletting behind me, cut off a stream
of light'; so brilliant 'as to nearly rival that.
'A day-the contrast'between the 'artificial
,4tilit i ndor created - 11-loan for his enjoyMent,.
rifid*he deOp gloom of nature at : this sea
,,son,4lid nOt fail to strike me. -
I . l.lreadT I had passed the old cathedral ,
and' was just about to quit the precincts of
its elsse.mhen the clock commenced Strik
.lng ttvelie • *
' hour;fotlfrightfUl spectres
I started! notfrorn, any soperstitieus fear,
but from - surprialert. eleven, TWELVE !
Thelostrokes burst -so -loudly and heavily
Opon'my ear, that, for the_instant, i'l•vas
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betrayedSrnni the_consciousness_ofiny_ac ,
tual position ;, and it seemed as though
Time himself; hovering aloft, had proclaim
qui through brazen throat the irrevocable
'dismissel.of the departed year. '
The distance I had to traverse was, more
titan half accomplished, *hen, from a nar
row-lane which -entered the -street Lwas
then in,.at right angles Tfamous
the birth place 'of Nell Gwynet3," 'die hu
mane and, renowned mistreat! of;the Second
9harles) a long procession . orinen and wo
men slowly : and Silently adlianced.
front a huge lantern,.ceintaining - three can-
.dies, was carried. on a pole, and many of
both sexes , present bore similar 'conveni
ences of the usual size. By aid of their
light and that of the lamps, I was just en
abled- to discern,in the centre of , the crowd;
above , the beads, of the -bearers, the dark
outlines of a coffin. 'Upon gaining' the'
_middle,of,, the- broad street,
,it 'halted as' if
.to form afresh, and the men lowered.their
burdeh:to the gioinid. • - 1
I stood petrified with astoniihment.- A.
funeral at the dead'of night, ,its solemnities
performed by,a large and apparently India
criminate-concourse of people, not arrayed .
in the outward'. garbs -of . mourning, but in
their.ottlinary habiliments; - staggered
I could_ not comprehanf it. A ghostly pro!
I cession.on the gloomy shores ofStynapha-,
Plegethont. could scarcelY, have . mere,
:appallektice7 . ' To 'thes'ireturging - Trott
ibrilliant party, one at,whieh the. elegancesi.
and not, a feW of the: blandialimen'tkdf _life '
prevailed, with thotights dwelling cmly:cin
the fair and,. lovslY in this, world, and :to
stumble _unexpectedly on a corpse; the kind
reader will admit was reason aufftpient to
It was indeed one of thoie stern,•start
n 'hilarity, came unbidden,..it
is true, but which, in .consideration of the
beneficial effects -- they- - PeeTEaletiliiii
prPilace, the good- will never disregard or
Desirous of learning whose funeral' it
was, and why took place at this unsea
sonable hour, I . made my way through the
crowd till X came to the body. Some slight
injury had, befallen- the old parish bier
whereon it rested, which 'Man was-repair
ing; and by.the light field - for - that purpose,
.I .obtained a 4111 vieiv of the coffin. It was
.ofithe.coarseatmaterials v rudely.constructed.,-
.and. evidently That of a pardon below the
middle: stature. Ornaments it had none,
unless-the rings for gravecords at its sides
could be 'so Tailed. In lieu of a breast
plate, the initial• letters of her name, with
thOge of the deceased, were set in black
nails, thus . .
I soon learned that these were the re
mains of Margaret Bourne, a young wo
nian.Whos had poisoned herself in • conse
quence of a disappointment in love, and
that as a verdict of felo de. se had been re
turned at the inquest ; she w as to be buried
without passing bell,_ and denied the •cus
temary rites of Christian sepulttire: •
There were many women round the
corpse. They were descanting in 'homely
but eraphatie language upon the beauty,
virtues, and' misfortunes of her who now
lay "in cold obstruction" before them, a
like insensible to their praise and pity.
Much was . said in censure of one James
Hughes, who had'deeeived her; of a cruel
uncle who had first robbed, and then dis
owned her ; ' , the. jury, who; they
averred, should have. brought in a .verdiet
of, insanity, which they did not .scruple to
add would have been the case had the de
ceased been of rich or powerful family.
The bearers were preparing to resume
their duty,.when a woman, after, gazing, a
.brief .while .on, the : palless , coffin,.hastily
took off and spread her clog careftilly l over
it; a second woman, perceiving 'it was too
short to answer the. intended purpose,fol
lowetrthe example. of the first. did not
seek to analyse the motive, whatever it
might be, -which prompted these acts; it
was sufficient . to observe it caught, on the
part of thelait, by that fine drawn intuition
of 'the feelings ,whieh. despises the aid
words. I looked in their faCes; they Seem
ed respectable women of the middle age,
midi would Venture a trifle, had daughters.
Lthernselves; but Whether.lhis, watt ,the case
or not, at least they compassionated thelot
of her whose insensate remains They. had ,
`Agairrthe procession mOved for Ward, not
in &Mealy; but in scattered groups; and not
withstandinvhalchurchyard, where, by the
aide•Of •herparents,' it was intended to bury
Her Aistant;' , the little I
had licard'solat interested Me; that.' re-.
yl. ing.l4ny. sympathy for
her sad fare, by folk:owl ng'herito the grave.
Margaret Bourne was the only,•survi'Ving
child ot Sohnitournelan inconsiderable but
xeapeetable.,b.arge owner 'in - At,
the..agn of foorteenshelost her father, who,
,left his widow humblei , btitlas ' , their ex
'penses were sinallYtonapetetit elrcturtatan
ces.;- 'About - two years :;after thitiberettve
ment,. her uncle,, by,rthe fatiter;a bide, pre
on thent, Underpromise of altigher •
ratenf interest, to lend him', their money
which-by 4 some .crooked. means I. never
heard clearly explained, he.uhimatelycon-
trived to wreeCfrorn !,them . entirely...:.Th is
villancins. and merciless act, •togetherwith
the,harressiog anxieties of;la*,-consequent.
herself - bkid daoghter, broughtitbe widow ;
.to'a . prenniture.graye;:antL,Nicif. , ,llia4garei
‘'was:throimon;the wide - rOd B,frioldloss
and most destitute Orphan:" . • •
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Edited tiled Pub for the jrroprietOrs, a Carlisle, Cum, beelaml Ciiiiiity„ Pa.
`VUP'4!'s IMITSAiaIr ago . atdEticb
_._,EduCated in _the daily observance of re
lighius duties, under an exemplary mother;
she was happily 'Pro - Of against those poiv
erful and seductive temptations which,
through the medium' of the ' pasSions, as
eault•the youithful and inexperienced, and
under whoie intoxicating influence so many
But her modest. - virtues, thitugh they
blossomed and had been nurtured ln.setiret,,
at length, through PrOvidence,-raised her
up a' friend:
This was a Mrs.' Trokeii=a devout wo
man,,since dead, and 7 wbose• 'character de-
~serves a passing encomium. She was the
wife of .a retired tradesman, who had long
been a local preacher among the Wesley
ans. Beneficience, in every shape, was
her distinguishing :characteristic: , her intel
ligence and address would have put in the
blush many, of far, more exalted' rank.-
Having a family no longer, a large portion
of her time was disinterestedly devoted to
attendance on the sick poor, and the relief
of,their mosCurgeni wants. The good she
did in this way was incalcula - ble; and such
was ner discretion, that many wealthy,
pioui people intruste ' her with the dispen
sation of their alms. Whereitoever misery
shivered ; or sickness piaiiig _on' squali d couch, sent forth its. espairing groan on
the fetid air, in that room you might find
her ministering' consolation, or providing
solid•ebmforts like some :Catholic "Sister
of Charity," or a spirit whose. - liome is
, heaven. •
• Thia saint-like woman,. on learning the
.character and desolate position of• the or
phan, interested herielf on her behalf,, and
procured her employment as, a glove sewer,
videdlor 'her humble, wants. -- - • • .
in,-personal appearance, Margaret Bourne
was considered . handsome. Her iiate — fed- -
turetl7%Vere mild and pensive_ in their ex
preaston, atrherrigure . wae,symmetrical
and graceful:, tio unassuming a treatuse
could in anythincbe pronounced remarka
ble, it was for
_a. degree of intellectual at
pinmeet..superior to :her: station;. for the
winning suavity of her manners, for timi
dity,, modesty, and reserve. • .
About = six months_ after her 'mother's
death, .a young - nian of good character,
trained James Hughes, foremah in the'
house she worked for, .commenced paying
his court to her. • This lasted without in
terruption for two years, during which she
•was'knoWn freqUentty to-declare her hap
piness, and how gratified she was"by, his
'attentions. But a with6ring blight was
soon to come .over her dearest prospects.
There are few that, in their passage
through life, can fail to. have observed,
without wonder, what trivial accidents form
the hinges whereupon the impenetrable and
resistless doors of human destiny inexora
'bly turn,. The simple accident of.a change'
df -lodgings, on the part of Hughes, was,
in ill probability, the remote cause of this
fond girl's death; for by • such means he
was.brOught into contact with at: artful and
clever woman, who, though she bore by no
means-a good Character., had, notwithatan&
ing this disadvantage, ingenuity enough to
estrange,him from Margaret Bourne, and
(furthered 'in her schemes by the tempta
tions of a legacy she had lately received)_
at last to secure him for herself., -- •
From the day that Hughes deserted'her '
—not to say the day of his marriage—a
pitiful - 0 - 54T was wrought in Margaret
Bourne. • Her- looks-became haggard
care worn, her cheeifulness utterly forsook
her. She held communication with few,
arid confined. herself as much as possible to
'the solitude of her chamber. The inmates
of the house where she liveci, said that she
grew careless or providing for her wants,
and seemed to regard every thing with• a
stolid indifference; while those who, in the
way of business, came in contact with her,
affirmed. Shut. for...many weeks- before • she
(teeltoyedAerself,-they had detected ili"lte`r"
unequivocal syrriptoins, of aberration of
mind. 'At last she puts period to lier suf
ferings by taking arsenic. `, •
SoOt 'happened that the 'route it"tvai
.necessary the • funeral should 'take, 7passed t ,
singularlyTnough, by the house inWhich
Hughes; since ' his tota.rriage, retitled: , It
had been agreed, by many Of those; present,
to groan -as they • passed it, that he might
be made 'sensible they 'execrated his' heart
less conduct. °Searcely, hoWever, hid we
reached 'it, ere the' door opened, and a
stream of light shot athwart .the snowy
road..: It, partly ~clOsed "again, 'and *hero:
appeared to be some 'one' obstrurting 'the
passage out. "At the same time loud'objnr, .
gatiene'ronOtenpon the'erti.. •`'
tejage,",wasutteretile.a voice I judg
ed to,be man's. , -• ' •
'You 'shall not,rlWUb the •replr nT a fe
male. • '
'I say -I no use resisting
me,' was the rejoinder. •
A slight struggle accompanied this, and
to the. disgust and surprise of, everyone,
Hughes limbed out; and;joined the'Rroces
sion. He Was -received witli,greatio and
cries of.‘sharne' by. most .of, us; hut,with
'menaces , and, curses by .a.,layge b o d y of
bargemen present. ,One.ofthese,a sturdy,
.powerful, man, walking, up .1 .0 him, de
mended,' With,a loud imprecation, whether
'hailed:any decency, left, and threatene4, if
be , did notinstantly, return, he would force .
;Min i° do so. On this HUghea, , retired, a
few 'paces, subbing ; audibly. 'Pe'implored
.permission to .follow ( the . porpse,,und pro
tested 'his 'penitence. lie declared his anf
feiings, more especially sit* the unhappy
girl's death, had , ,baereffiesdful; t od
that if allowed to, follow - heip the grave- 7
the enly.respect 4e,:could. now haw--•tie
thought his .mind would,:be somewhat
sier. . /Pi s ton iheintercessiori Of a Wesleyan
preacheriwilitm4now; Or the firstrtime,
perceived was 'with us,) no further obstrue
tion ,was .offered hint, and he fell in dejee-,.
tedly am ongst:the'crowd.' •
After this extraordinary scene, the rune:
ral, - which had taken advantage of it to halt
To Mo. JAMES 11110111 ES.
and , change bearers, again, advanced. '. :. • , •
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walked :on wards -,4 ..,in silence, but - my . 'Mind - .Dear James *rite this lest something
`busy: I contrasted in -. thought the .bad might happen.to me, and I should . ,.ne- .
sPlendor.and frivilotti gaiety 'Of thes - cene I - ver .seo yule a'gatiteo lia'y - how' IreelY - I.for - -
had ad - reeekitlY ,left o With - the mournful. .giVe you. I theughtyouloved ine-ohl'el
character or that in which „1 ' was now •an was thire'of. it.'' • Sit* I . found, you; did not,
actor. ~- • '.• .. . .. ;' • - ''' • . I feel as..
,though; : there Was nothing worth
' At that night''' party I Ariti seen a lady,- liiing, for . in this:Whildi . ....but,tiear Jametirl
one'in particular, at the :piano. She woe sincerely forgiVe . yeu;:•.atid,indeed, I wish
young and lovely;tind"sing like'4.seraph. you may be - always heppy. - -. • -
Attention was visible on every countenance; - . Ily mind now often' becomes confused,
delight was present ,to 'every soul. Her and strange bad thoughts' come irito, it• so.
father and mother were there to feel pride strong. that they almost madden me: Last
in their daughter;' and the joyous amine- i night, I was alone, as. I, am na*,-ind I had
nance of iliefair creature, as.at the song'S 1 thein...They drove .me ittio'a. fit, or some
close,: she looked up M. a fond -husband, 1 thing of that like, and when I. awoke'from
.who bent in devotion over her, bore elo- i it, I was vexed it _did'nt last for ever.-
quenttestimbny , that the measure of her I When. I seek of .Goil to strengthen me_ a- .
happipeis • was full.. - Here again was one ' goinat them, and to' make me resigned to ,
youthful, equally fair,''equall} a- I my lot, I 'did'llt even loaf as .1 used •to.'
miable, but,. alas, not equally fortunate.--1 But he will have mercy no me, •whenit is.',
Her parents, and such-relatives as cared .worse needed. . .
.for,ber,' Mug since dead; there was but one Dear - dames - , if. ally' 'harm - Conies...to, me,
being upon earth te - whom she could look : , 1 hope you Will 'not grieve. For peril:lo i
for pro p er sympathy, and thather, lover, i Lit was . 'my 'fault to flatter myself 'yen' loved I
T 0 . . hiin'ebe :gave. her leffeetioris ,anil_ton, l ine,,tviteityeti- did not meari - Sey. thing ; mere
fined,'herliltialtinghopes, of 'wedded ' Wise, I. than 'kindness:4nd I am_ eure you - were al .
'with the . prospective 'detitieY, of her - life. ways - kind. Should I die, I, have,nothing
Cruelly, deceived and ,deserted lry him, Heti leaving, you.- My eelOr mothees .
what charms had the• world for-her; what , ring, the peperwith. her • hair,: and the Bi- .
recompense.. to offord fOr• her affection?--: j ble in ivhich7the date of . mybirth is wrote
The reed 'upon which she had leant once ;down by. my, dear father, I should wish
' broken, could she trust another? The vase , beried . with - me. The other Bible, - with'
crowd..of human_ beings..around-her-knew-l-ntY-TraYer-book,and-a-pair-of-black--gloves i
not or were insensate. to 'her misfortunes; ' I have made With many "a tear, 1 hope you
'their present' interests, their prospects of will accept'and keep in menuiry of me.-
-future -- welfare - embraced-not-hers.--She; - :meet...again_ _hi a ,better
timed among thema solitary unitomknown, place; oh, how I . Wish- we -.-May-!--I--Shall
ttiearecHor,_Or .what was Worse, despised,' neveriorget the - day we spent-''-
In this melaneholy,condition, no wonder a - Here the letter broke o ff abrup tly; but
change of existence promised to be a change., sufficient ia.given, to prove that she had ex
for-the. better.-- - • - I perienced - attacks of derangement Va .- Cif: -
- It was far from clear tome thaithejury,at currietance that would have justified a more
the inquest on Margaret Bourne, were - jj - h - 97,! - charitable'verdict than her remains received..
tified in finding - the cruel vent:et:they . had, It ~would seem as though, at the mo
returned, The - popular - impression - Was, iment•She-ceased writing, some' tender re - -.
that they were not; -To- enable me to- , de- Iminiscence had , again 'shaken the reins' of
gide the matter for myself, I looked 'through
,veasenirom her grasp. The devotion to
the crowd for .somc - -one -, likely tOilirow a I him •who 'had deceived - her.. which she
light upon. the su 'ect.. Nor wee it longicshows throughout-the whole, is touching,
before I ehancethight upon a person in 1 1 "the.manner whereirishe Vxculpates him, at
my •estimation tlbo all '
others the best . the expense
,of her own strength of char
qualified 'for that purpose ; and though up t eeter, extremely •so. '
to that itotir Iliad never spoken to him, a 1 'The question as to her insanity thus set
residence of many . , years in the'same.eity Ftl e d to my satisfaction, I felt a tranquil
made us known to each other, and, not to pleasure at having determined to join the
urge the solemn duty we were both engag- 1 funeral: Whilst I was still mediatingupon
ed. in; was a sufficient excuse for personal the nature and singular aspect of the scene
'communication: • we were'engaged in, a respectable female
His name was Price-" Mr. Price, ton- addressed me, expressing her surprise and
sq.i.dentist and phlebotomist"-as he loved gratification at peeing me there. .
grandiloquently to style himself; in other 'Dear Mrs. Trcikes:' said 1, on recognis
words, he was a barber-surgeon-an an- ing that •eptimable woman, 'my attendance
cient, and once important profession, now, is little better than accidental.' •
rapidly becoming extinct. He was a gar- . 'You must havo'had the: will to come;'
eines, light-hearted sort of gossip ; and, rejoined she,lor'lehotild not-see you here.'
like the generality of his craft, this noto- I then related to .her 'how 'it happened;
' rious retailer of local news and .floating and in return she explained to -me the little
scandal of the neighborhood. In all •mat= sacrifice she had made to be , present.
1 ters of pdrothial business, in the election" . ' You are a churchman, I know,' said
and-inauguration -of constables, lieadbo . -1 she ; and probably.. unacquainted with ;the
roughs, watchmen and eivic.officers of like ; customs of ,our sect. This is our watch
dignity and standing,. betook an active, in- !night; on which we are .enjoined to - in . eet
terest, and wee not triffregoently 'consulted at chapel, to_passtlitLlasturimites of the old
when difficulties requiring the authority of ; year in prayer, and to welcome' toriewwith
historical precedent were wanting. More-: praise (hymns.) For nine-and-thirty years
over, he was a .kind of -standing juryman; • I have punctually observed this injunction;
and it was his frequent boast
.that not an' but to-night I thought my duty to the dead
inquest had been held in the pariah for up- !•had a stronger Claim on my attention,
wards of twenty years but he hadofficiated, 1 thereforel am here, as also is my husband,
and could still furnish you with the leading ; and our supernumerary minister; whoni' I
. was for this ; last, peculiarity I have prevailed upon to read - the burial ser
selected him. . • ' - vice over Margaret Bourne's remains.
.'Mr. Price,' said I, accosting him, 'were , should not have wished this had I not been
'at the inquest on the ill-fated girl we ' fully persuadedehe destroyed herself during
are_ now following?' ••_
- ...- -__ ,_.. • ..--
_a-fit of - derangement.' -- -' - -
--.---4 1 -- * -- 8 - K - iiic - Pocir 'Margaret ! I knew 'lt was a dreadful fate !' ej aculated I;
her well, and her father before her; an ho- : involuntarily. '
neat man ,lie -Wall toe,..and it would have 'Truly it was!' sighed she; then added , -
been better .for his widetwand - could,.ifliis I'l am not with death;. for. to'
had been bonesealse. .He- - ' • saw nothing Of fientlewhoseinst,mOnients
'I . am ,acquainted with -drat story,' -said 'll have witnessed, three of my own. dear
I,' interrupting him.. -- !Butof the i .girl bee- I children,passed.away in my arms. God
self;, do yen really :ticiok she was of sound ' bless them 1 they were always dutiful and
mind when she 'to ok - 'the emisonr .pious, and lam sure are now in .a better ,
'Of sound mind? No!
,I Was one of the I place,. But kif ell, the thrilling •scenes,,,of
four jurymen who held . out fora verdict of ;the kind
,'I have ever
. .of the
/enmity; for i, whe - , hat! .known.heilrom ! eight before last, when I attended this ptfor
a child, and had always noticed how regu- • girl,•was the most. nsupportable. Except
lai she waslit church, how dutiful to ' her , ing about twentymieuteshefore her death;
mother,antl, after elle lost_ her, how.liru:Tihe was delirious during the eighthours ! l
den Land geed she. c ‘ ontinued, could have 1 wes, with her. ;:Sheraved almost incessant
befievet---1 Was toyselfporelikely ,to have ly about James Hughesi• lie.'seemed :coe.
cot - omitted suicide than she - tv'att.'" , ~ latently preeent to, her' imagination in a
' "rhea why ilicrnt.you find a verdict of 1 visible form, and herbroke,n sentences were
'.derangements i inquired, -- • .., -•,-. !addressed .to him miff toinove his. pity for
I. . 4 ,l3ecaese if—,• who is no. more fit to her distress; . •• . ..- . .
he Coroneri..than - ,I ,am., to.be ILord.Chief
~' Once only she named her mother; this
Justice, opposed it. ~,For' my part 1 . took *as after - the„violentretChieg-Which at first
the libertyoireferring him-totheletteribe distracted lier had passed away,: and she
had , writtento
.lames , Hughes., and to the was ;evidently etyjnrg. 4-never-shall forget
low .way.it,.wes proved :the. had.beenincor it. :It aiting ' , herself :suddenly in the bed,
weeks; hut he watobstinate, it Wae..of no shO . plaCed otieriibehindiieres a support,
use. , 14 had dius to bring it in felo and with the other pointed to the Candle,: at
de sc.,. , nt ill thing else he. • Ould have; • and 'which she direeted an intense and unfalter . r .
thel'hecense,the dreggiSt, who. lie said was jog - gaze, tis 'thongh she. perceiver Some'.
'4 tespectillie -- ,inini,'..rinif,.Whii, iiiii36 , one thing there .otif. Unusual Intereat. ' At last,
koowl,iB,',iiis ielSti4;:ilepOtietlte her ' hov;• without ones - .re'mriting her.' eyes front it,
Mg' heen,qnitetaeti l - and.golleeted when she 'she eicieimed,' •, , ".• ' ' ' 7 '.
heught-the'•Aiiiienn,ac his , iihqp; onlY - tvire -..” `Do:You,see - that?"' '' -'-',.' . • .., ,: ''..: - -,
lieurkbefOreAWCS' i llisetiVered she' had , ta- '. ''See: what, My' dear?' reiterated I; 'there
ken it.' •,- *., .. .: :. .i -
.:V4. Speak of .it letter; ;to the itisO','o,l6. Ilik. 1 : - ••"' . ..' -- '' :"-• • ' ' ••*' ••`-'•••,• • - ' .
Injil deceived her, aS, 'affording' eVidenne:. - Of --; - 'lt is Iffy poor • niOthei 1 . ...' W - 6 al: . i'liliv!
derangement. , Be so good.tis to inform ms .tillig4'ettir iiiiii • ' B6 e..A .6 .is,'Oringl ----
how it (Mee this.'
.., .. - .*, .
,- -.'..' , . .4 - Don't 7 •oo fOr Mti, dear moth er,' ' 1;08114S 1
. 'You:, shall, jpits . ..rtir .. ritiiself,',i.etAted' happVegaiit:',:-' :; ' • ''''''' '" - • '."..'
he.. " Th en drawing : something .•frOm,„ : his 7; ' ' 'Although'l. Thought inf '444114 . * 11.1!
coatimeket,-heLadded,;;`,./iere- iyik; - roil '.•pernittusliippetiistipeit'hid .4 , 0 so strong,
have kept it Sinel: : :tbe . .iniiiiiSt. --, A7Oti-,:ein'i,:_thtiiAstl.kni*.Yip`•TiSitikWieioittiiittitiot,
. . . .
read it, whilstll go forward 'to inform the
bearers that'we have ithe clergyman's per
mission to pass through his grounds, in
stead of going away round Clihonger;lane.'
I took the letter from his hands, and by
the aid of a lanthorn read'as follows,: •
of delinam'imuld never alarm me, in that I
was deceived. • . There was such a stea
ling earnestness in this address to-her moth
er, - that for a moment I''felt a gold ,stimider
run through me. could;MAtinger remain
With her alone; .so I sent for a poor widow
who is here, and who, with
. the kind-heart
_and. myself, _were: only•-per
sons. who - approaChed her. Shortly after-.
wants she sankinto a kind of lethargy, oc
tesionally, muttering something. we 'cOuld
ndt understand. From thlii she. awoke a
few minutes before her death.: She then
articulatedtfaintty, and with, great difficulty,
4 l•see, how itis. God Meals 'yen both'.
'I was mush. afleeted. Speech then left
-her; but I ain satisfied she still continued:
sensible, .for ( when moistened
with wine: and water, she absolutely looked
thanks:. Knowing what she was Suffering:-
Lfelt a heavy load removed from me' with
the long sigh in. which she eipired.'
By thietinie we hatl reached thechurch
yard. But no stileMn toll of:the bell float-
ed forth - on the . air,' 'proclaiming to the
World the inhumation -of a•ehristian Corpse; .
no Whitelobed'priest was- there to 'greet,
theotlecil with the. usual aoleinnitiel.—
NevertWess,lhe' beautiful and iMpressive
service - of the. English -church . was kot.
wholly -omitted.. The WesleyaronkniSter
present:kindly..read a selection'_ from
ilia funeral t the gate; and 16 , firy .
• W is re ve re nil co red ;: w hits( ; he
performed the affecting ritual.' -We'moved':
round to .•life
where, by the wide spreeding - yew-tree,tbe
deep ; yawning grave had -been excavated—
Contrasted .•against the snow, -th e . ,black
chasm with its heap of earth, looked un-.
and damp, and cold, were . : no louver for
Margaret Bourne. -
They placed the Coffin on its brink, the
Itravedcoriti. had been - run, -- and they - w ere
.waitiflethat .part of the service_win•re-the
body is Cotrimitted-the--earth, when
Hughes, Who could no longer subdue his
feelingsi - fell - upoit the - coffin.artd clasped. it
with frantic affection.- He charged himself,
with the poor girl's death, again deClared
his sincere pcnitenbe; anti implored forgive
nessof God for his . cruel perfidy., ! -- So
great ane w
Vehement as 'his - anguish, that
ere the ceremony could be.- completed, it
was necessary to remove Itim by force.
'Surely,' said 1,.0n witnessin ,, this com
pipetion of conscience,-"the mi"sfortene Of
this man.would• seem to be, not thatthe
sense whereby we diseriininate between
right aiid wrong is either Warped pr hebeta
ted by cdntact with the bht that his
disposition "is ho 'facile and recble, that he
may be moulded 'by designing people to
whatever forin they wish. -hence the catas
trophe this weakness had brought about.'
At the . , conclusion of - the burial service,
an extempore prayer was offered; and we
sang penitential hymn. Its- wailing
_ the susceptible silence of
the - night vii a mournful effect, awaken
ing-echoes be h far and near. The dawn,
unaccustomed to Such sounds at this hela
hillir; rushed tut in clusters from the
belfry, o and aW righted betook themselves to
a distance, like a troop of hell-spirita at the
trhe nrinitnersat that' funeral bad been
self-bidden it is true, but their conduct was
in keeping with the occasion it was deco
to4..raid !dutiful. Tim behairioui... Or the
tv4ermiii, *fin, iiitbout 'hope of fee 'pr
reward; but out of iespfet for the
memory of her father, had:_ . perforrneil the
laborious office of bearers tval strikingly
creditable. Their rugged natures Seemed
touched and softened by the 'sacred charac
ter of the 'duty diey.' had :undertaken,•and
they joined cordially in the- hymn, with
voices, it was .to be feared, - Seldoin used so
Soon the earth rattled ...upon _tile coitio
n& and her-grave_...was . heaped - up.- --There'
in her everlasting . home we left ~her; the
night-wind moaning in the hearseplainkl
yew'a fitting regbiem, The blaelt-ily over.:
head her parilike canopk: '
About 'eight months • afterwards, on a
calm autumnal evening, I was passing that
'way; and turned aside to visit her grave.
found it turfless, and almost fletteued-by
the action of the weather. 'rhe drooping
blades of lank, dark grass, which had grown .
throng!) die crumbled mould at its sides,
had' akriost embraced over the neglected
•, 'Poor Margaret Bourne!' sighed I; 'in
death - as in life; thou hest had little,atten
tion: The loud OrOtesiations.af, pen iietfce,
emotions of remorse witne ssed in him
*hose cruelty had -caused thy death, of
wlOt !'sine were they when th 6 hilly testi
nitny of-resfeet.it ryas lett ,to him to be-
Stow, had h'een so.disgracefullY , :einitted.
itrOett front - the pot, and made a call
. upon who , lire'd 'hard by:,
: 4 •What is the charge' I iiinuitted.of him,
'for soddinga gravel' . . • :
, 'Eighteen, pence,' was the.replY.
'Here . aie twos' filings for , you and he
sure that, Margare 13ourne'e grave is raised,
curfell, and neat! ' wyth •bound. by next
. • •
won't fail to. oso •-;' ;aid he, pockeiing
This duty *formed. I left the neighbor;
hood. - ' . „ .
`At least,' thaiughtl,, 'it nn stilt, marks
her resting place, it will - henceforward . he
greevlThe other' gfaves; and indicate.by its
shapely Them that humane tlnat reposes.bc
'neatli.' , •
4 816 k-then is, the unaffected , story_ of
'Margaret -Boerne. To itstle,hei . ghtenecl
its interest for- the reader, •hy gratuitot4
toticho ofiei:erition; bad • not boatv dim
.19101 r ELIIIBILIB2 O \YGEQO
How rarely do 'men aectriately weigh
what they- have to sacrifice against what
they have to gain ! How hard jai:tog Till
the enkand to. not turn with 'repugnance
from the means! Many transpose' them
and delight themselves in the means„,- while
they 'lose - Sight of the end. They,sepitte...
Cure-every - disea r sti — tripierilly 'on the spot
where it first shows itself, end take no care
to discoVer . the'.points•tyjlere_.it really has
its origin, antlAv . *ce 7 -t Acts. Hence is it.
So 'difficultto 'proff by advice,—..especially
for the many, who..are intelligent enopgh:
about their every-day affairs-4111h ',1te1,44
see beyond the marrow: Thos it Sapp
pentrohatwhen, in - enytppplar institution
Or. scheme, .one;, man, losses and A!l2l!tftr
gains, it is impossible .to come - at a. fair corn-
parison of the respective portions of good
and evil. All truly common good must be
The res Ult of arr -act of the uncontrolled
Sovereign • - • •
_ _ 4
WIT AND HUMOR. •
OOsier eorre;pundent Wi4
es us to' write a story ivhieh, .we' are very
-sure, is a libel upon the girls •of Hoosier '
He says .he was at a hall iii that re
glow a While ago, hut ouide no.aequaiiitatt-.
ces :titititsfter swpper.
overi•he vas surpriSed..p notice that in:my
caiite holt to the
'Elort's.o,eafables. 'Fueling dispmeti telalpe.
a Shari! in the ffolie..he steppcll,l9p
, boutieingilass:Th - ffiraikeei aleswtiultlhon.i;
or biro with lirr hand. in a dance--
"In course:l - shall," said she, ,-- calling. to;
her sisterhere,, Sal. just . _hold my .Tatar
while I take a trot-with • this-ere liOss.":=..
O. Pic. .
.9 cttllznr.rcrih/.—An indigent boy
plied for alms at the house of an avaricious
The rectorinqUired of the boy IT
saithe-Lord's__Praver, mill was answered •
in_the_ne,rrativc----tfhen,! said thrf rector, !I
_will learffi - yOu - that; Our: Father"-"Otrr
Fa - their saicrifie boy, "is he my F a th er as
well as yours?" "Yes, certainly." "Then"-
replicilitheAjoy, !'how could you - eiie your ,
poor brother this mouldy crust of bread?"
• 4 `1 3 a." said an interesting urchin to
father the other day--" Pa. lta‘'e•any of the
stars go guns ?" " Why, no, my ehilcf b
'what is the reason you ask?".. "Why. •I
heard•Toßts talk about, going
.to see the
shontin star ,lan,4 Iqo 'tint n how •they
could shoot *itirdi.it guns."
"My son,": said an - affectionate mothet
to her son (who resided at a dista,nee, and
expected in a -short time .to be married.)
you are getting very thin." "Yes, mother,"
he replied, "I am, and when you see. Ate
next,) think you may see my ,rib!".
• • .f
Not long since, two sailors, passing by a
tailor's shop, observed a tailor at work with .t
his waistcoat patched with different caring
of cleat, When one of the tars cried out to
the other, ~"Look ye,•Jack, dill yon ever
see go many sorts of cabbage gro*.on one
CORSETS.—'The young men of Erie, Pa:
have fcirmed an• "anti-tiglplaci•nrgipocietk."
They are determiped, that the l eirla eh to
longer.equeeZehe7W,TelUei.. 4fek tha;
the . only legitirnete
,corset. for a fidY is a
young gentleman's . • •
-" Put that away; 4;er iciiitir
any thing.ahout a gun." "Wlip t yes .1 do;
tie first time I shot, I liked to kill a goose."
I .‘Yoti must have stood•at the wrong end cif
the gun, then," was the reply.
"Did you present your . ..o6count to the
defendantr:inquired.a lawyer ola.qlient.
"I did, your, honor." "And what.dia he
says:!'._`•_l-le told me-to gij..to-The dtriL"
'And what did he do the'n'?" "Why, ' , then
came, to ybv:"
STnoria ,PREATIL—We once knew a
rum itrinkrr.who had a breath so strong
that he could not hold it, !'to save hit lire;
so lie is now a "gone sucker,"
A. CINC IMIATIIS.-A . 'gentleman. foind of
rural pirFuits was •obseti•ed; some weeho
back, in his grounds moving grass, with
.‘spectacles on his :nose," and a servant
holding. an umbrella trientileiil iimtlet
ier from itho atm.
A..gentleman being *tarried tp a ,tat!y of
the name of Land), who had little bean
ty, but a.‘•ery great fortime. watilold by an
acquaintance that be world not have taken
the Lamb, had it not beenlor thepece.
."Hold your tongue for a n 9 1 41 an
Trintnnon: " Then - you 11 be
after, spiking yoursell;" 'tit'ds
01) 1 Y- • •
. . "A re, you fond.' of `longue; "Yei;
(the gentleman holding . his liaiida
ears.)—l was: e4vays - foiui ortongue,:•ma
dam, and 'I like it still."
"I will !le; the (lancing , bUt ten must pay
the fiddliir," noel , Minder slid to the
Take care, Girla..,-mWelloFianii;l3'nt
she - a•perfpelereature?" -
"Whey. would tibif
"If trhat,TraAk?" •
' (14Na eat oni*er" • '
CO'NUNDRITM.---trily :10,-,a.iiian Oistaird
whipping 'his - wita,l:l a kgent, exßpn , e•
cause he is isbotii doing ,ig...nall Pceon. ''`
Whir is a young lover 'l66krping 0' ;fines.
. . •
now Like sitolor-running.a , but goo, 4 ove r
tisuit of clothes ? Beonaso,he is iiierang,