Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, March 23, 1859, Image 1

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Como pensive muner. If thy heart be moved
Ily thoughts thst linger In a grave Sara old,
And view, with us, the herons o?tho . sulssloved,
That rest their duet beneath thin uouldo sold
Con.; stand wltlynS . besidolhO latle mound, . 1
'fhnt Wares the ski o'or mnrt)• a lostkl OiWS' lied,
And as we trend the eontreerated ground
"Lot's hold communion -with the Sant deal
The Winds ere soft the iong.birds wing the sir I,
" The wild roan sheds its frigninca on the breesel
The sun 'Unmet a f mond sky nibst fair!
And ninkte lin - gore in the whlsporing,treee:
'Tlsgonerons soil I Virginia's balmy sky
EndoineS the prospect with its azure hue; • •
Where waving vallulS sereep beneath the eye ;
And poetingsuushine crowns the mountains bloc.
when, tin, willows wave their flowing loan',
Beside the slope In yonder dewy
And mark thu runnel, as Its babbling mocks
— The - tirbernl - 4tory - that - the -n Mows-ten
—Thn.distanLvunrnaursoir aelas_panileatreani
Now float dissolving in the conscious gale,
. While nice the voices In an intant'sdreaut
They toll the story ordho Shonondnle.
-We ere alone! atone, eteept In , thought I
While like a dent h.An el ringing in our earn;
There in a sonll4 ,the loueiinenn bee eau:OA
To 41. k.; ue ponder on our ileethjg yearn.
See we the sneers , thethefore us Ilea:7i
As peaceful as a saillerm Hermon 's brow . ? •
Thls tai Once-Alle&and fed the speahlag.:eYes
Of those. who sleep In silence around us now.
They Coo once roamed amid these fragrant bowers,
Whore Morn and Eve their tnildest visits paid;
They-ton once smiled - upon the winged hours •
As bribe brook or river's side they strayed. 2
Arid now they are gone; but shettno sorrowingienr
For ihose whose endue sleep beneaththls sod;
But let Co pray thacws may restun hero
'Tip angel pinions Iraft us to our dod.:
Baltimore, yd. 31,
For tbo lleroli
I'm sad tills evefung Anna,
_..._Though other heartisre, light,
And bright a) es look upon me;
starft look on tho night ;
• Though voices soft as music
Of foiling snowflakes
Thuy.sound to me like echoes, •
Withhi a haunted hall. . •
The stars shine very dimly,
Like eye-bedimmed-Ly-teare,. -- -
Like spirit eyes in heaven,
ifedliimied with dewy Mare.
And thy thug: eyes seem dreamy,
-Ae whim the sunlight Mils,
Through richly painted windows,
Within the idolater's halls.
The winds are moaning sadly,
Like the sobbing °fa hrirt,--:
LIM,AIm bad, uncertalutobbing,
And throbbing of my bum
For I'm sad thin evening Arius,
A cloud is on my brow.
Like mitt that hangeth darkly,
Upon a mountain's brow.
1 near have found , a rosebud
Without a cruel thorn,
And torrow follows pleasure,
rvenlng,follows morn: .
All, all eat thisioye are fleeting,
Ac dew ikons of the night.:
f sparkle In the darkness,
But flee before the light.
DICKINSO Comas, 185 U,
Prof. John I!. Rheem
We love to hear good music. We believe
every person does. And who that attended
the concert of the "Wurzel' Musical Assopia
tion, on Wednesday evening last, was nut
charmed? The music there was all'good, re
markably good. We cannot see how it could
have been better; :•Such • a concert is worthy
our highest praise • and Oinked:tn. The
pieces were all well helected and well arran
ged We never heard better singing—no, not
near as good even ; and yet'we attended sim
liar concerts in our principal towns Carlisle
may justly be proud of her musidal talent and
progress. In this in a great
many others, she defies competition.
But music is an art, and as such it Comes
not of itself. but must be acquired. There is
no t•royal road" to musio any morn than to
any other art.- Skill in its 'practice is to he
gained only by a clear understanding of its
principles We say Then that musicinuat be
learned. :Indira° there must be men tosteach '
it. Carlisle could not- , binist of ha musical
isuccess-ifit.had-nolinen (or..4l—man).who.are.j
efficient in the art, and who devote all their
talent, energy and time to this great cause.—
a man is John li. itheem. There is not
a man in
,Carlisle, nore deserving of praise
and honor than be.., As a singer, ho is hard
to beat.. As a teacer in - music, he .11118•-f12W
superiors. As a Int.n he. is what every person
will call a "first rate fellow." Ile is ever
busy. ever active. Ills whole aim is to do good.
(We contend that music is a grail good.) Ile
is not, lin. many professional mc, actuated
by a mere selfish motive. Ills object is not
fame or Mere. But With heart and:soul he at
once enters into the 'spirit 'of his vocationomd
'thus hub irs.,faithfully and perseveringly to
maketill'hisitehoinrs 'adePts •in. the musical
art. Ilis'ebief'delight,,it'appeard,'is to• see
his classes prosper i"or the'necomplishnient
•of Lis great purpusee he sparesjtepoilna;
j . no
'trials are too severe. his juvenile concert,
which was held, some time ago' in.BdUcation
dinih did not recervalalf the prniseit so rich
ly merited. We own it .was highly praised,
but it needed Still more. it was in fact a
. A singitig professor should have talont, en
ergy, patience tact and good will. .These
qualities Johnji Itheem pos.esses all com
bined. We really consider him (and every
unprejudiced individual will do' so)one of the
greatest men in Carlisle or this country. Hp
is truly great! We say 'this knowingly and
conscientiously, although not a year has as
yet gone by since we first became acquainted
with him ' , •
We can only call him truly great who inherit
faithfully towards the promotion of the'
being-and Inippinewpf-Ids fellow mortals
vain boasters and gaudy,,pretentiers-are not
always great in the tOtto sepSe of that term,
though_ the world' may generally supose, so..
Actions always Speak - 11141 -
And thOugh Mr. Munro is PAP. of Many
words, he surely has tlio intorest.of the atm-,
, Thoidly at heart: We should, feel exceedingli
thankful and proud that we have such man
in our midst: .:Vould dust we.had many. more.
like him. We hope he, will Still cominue,in.'
the Same liudoble course,. 'and we kitow . the
time is not far distant'when 'Carlisle sll4ll be
ns much tidied for its tuuSittal proficiency, as
• it now is • for iis intaigence and aristocracy
In conclusion, weeny, ••llpnor tit whom honor
fts`due.''' -
Frappiness is iv pig with - n greasy
fail - wilicki every one ruesnobetly
From advance abeeta of Europenn Life, Legend and
Lnndsrgpe. '
For tb.9llterald
• .
Not the least' picturesque , and ,delightful
town on the 'Rhine is that of St. Goar. Front
`its very origin, it•boaats a convection with
the marvellous; for here, it was that the good
old Sitinc.whoge name it - bears, proved his,
sanctity, by hanging his.threadbare coat'up-
on - a sunbeam. Near it are the remains of - .
the - once formidable Castle•of Rhinefele, the .
most extenrii,V - 0 - eniti on the river; which, like
Ekretibreitsteiti, baffled the power Of. Louis
the Fourteenth, and only fell beforeNtipoleon,•.
Opposite are the ruins of the Mouse, the Cat,
the Reiclienbi rg, the Swiss Valley, and the
I fribulolis - Rock Of the Lurlei, the Syren of the
Rhine. I spent seVeral delightful ditysamid , ,
these poetical scenes; roving over the hills;
climbing over rocks, and up old-towers; gaz
-big away into lovely distance; and gathering.
wild strawberries and blue•beits from the
-crevices of old•ruins..._l_The_ most interesting
excursion is to the castle of the Mouse. Its
lord Kuno von Falkenstein, whose tomb is
in St. - Castor, at Coplentz, wro - ap - extraorili, —
Jpitvillitinowen for - the iniddleoges; an or. •
rant iwitshbuclder as ever tortured a Jews or
rolikeita villaget, who cared for neither God
or Kaiser, and wheat the devil hints - elf could
_liot -rrighien. His lust exploit was to, steal
the:hilver.bell_front the, steeple of Velinieh
—a - bell Oriel] 'had fling ant the knell of his
fatheriand'rejoieed at his • own bikh. The
wiirthe Prior, under the protection of the
cross and his holy robes, ventured'. near him .
'to recover it. "What 1" cried theltifilriated
• Baron, ''lie 'wants-his -bell, does-her alid_be ...
'swore it big oath that heshould have it. So ,
he ordered his servants to tie it around the,
poor monk's 'neck, nail thus threw them both
• down the oubliette• of the castle, which.. he
caused to be filled up-.with great Stones.--
S00:1 after, Rib kird was taken ill; and that
night . the , attendants, who were . watch
infrilleard with terror the ,deep tones of the ,
silver bell rising from the, earth. The next ,
morning Falkenstein died; and sincethat ,
time, on every anniyersaty of his death, the
peasants hear its muffled knell ringing out -
'to the night. .. . •
. ...
The rival Castle of the ,Cat, above. goat.-
' bausen, affords a beautiful view, but is less
interesting in story. 'They ere both,among
the best -preserved ruins of the Rhine. The
Swiss Valley Offers many attractions fur an -
after . noon walk or rile. In its remote reces
ses, the peasants ' have preserved more of
their primitive characteristics thauthe tourist .
who Collfilla himself only to the towns on •
the river, willhelikelyetier to elsewhere. ,
I was myself struck with' time suddenness. of •
the change in the people, which even a brief 1
-excursion exhibited. I met shepherds and • 1
-vine dressers, in At _crireless,lial ritaked pie- 1
turesquenesS; and wild looking, •si'inburtit,
girls—the very ' figures that the landscape .
demanded—before I had scarcely penetrated
beyond the - sound of the steamboat. The
vale has hut little that is Alpine about it, but -!
1 its little r rustic farms houses and innumerable -
mills, and the clear, riotous brook, which ---
dashes down a hundred bascades, all shut in
between hold hills, crowded with ruinedfas•
ties, made it a scene of unwonted loveliness.
i. All these attractions -I was obliged to leave,
much too soon for their complete enjoyment.
On 11. fair Sunday morning I attended the
Protestant church in St. Gtr, and listened . ,
to a service of which I did not understand a
word; then buckling on my knapsack, for the
first time in real earnest, I took - the road for -,
Oberwessel. I had by this time tried nearly '
every possible - way of locomotion; thud let me ,
assure the 'reader that - I had never, in any .
• other mode, found the same pleasure • that,
.for the next •few days of my precipitate tiny
el,,l enjoyed. The sense of perfbet freedom ._
and exhileration contrasted with the cramp
ed :fatigue of the diligence, or even the co
paratiye comfort of a packet, was in
. SL I nt
ble. -When I got tired, there was wavy a .
green 'sward or a shady bower inviting re
pose, 1 lid a line view imploring a place in
my portfolio. It' hungry, I had Only to un
buckle any knapsack, and dine - without any
bottler of servants, or the fear of an exorbi•.
Mtn bill to iiiti•rrupt digestion. The wayside
spring afforded it - fflaughrsuperior to Itudes-,.
beim, when I was athirst.
' The snit - was still 'high when I startA,,but
a fresh breeze made the air dtiliglirfal. — I .
trudged-on throu g h thC -- quaint old streets,
and down the quiet grass fringed yowl; until
I came where the river visited through liar—
row banks, and, opposite, the bare, black, '
volcanic cliff of the Lurlei &tanned overtire
waters. Here at the mouth of a 'small gra
to. I was accosted by a retailer of echoes, an
old man, the sole worshipper now, that the
Lurlei 1138 left ; who, for a few grorhen,,
awoke time inYsterious.reverberations of the
rocks, whit a gun and with a trumpet. The
report of the gun was flung abruptly back in •
! -- 0 - nr - faceiclitara - peal - of - thunderr - or - rts-if thee"
angered •deity •of the cliff, in rising. had
thrown down half a moUntain with the
. elTort . i
but when ;the horn : Was blown, the sjinple
notes returned with innumera hie repetitions;-
fading ' eTallualiy,,ttinoog,.the' hills, like the
bugles o f a retreating army. I did not won.,
der at the superstition that has clung to such
a haunted spot; and I.lltought how startled
the hunter must have, been Who first heaid
returned' to his ears the - softened notes of his
horn, or when,his dogs aroused' a kennel of
angry echoes with, their baying. Almost _
immediately below the cliff whirls thedrunk
' en Gewir ; and above it are the dangerous
rapids of the Bank, where the river; deriving
an impetus front a sadder' bend in the shore,
!dashes wildly over the sunken rocks. The
passage of this spot has ever beee - peritous,
and, especially to the - immense rafts which
formerly navigated the stream; frequently, '
indeed. have entire crews been lust here.— -
This circumstance added to the mysterious
echo of the place, and its wierd, wild beauty
of scenery, diiithtless was the origin 'of the
supetstition that the Lurlei was haunted, by.
a beautiful tryniph—a beguiling lUndine—
Whose sweet voice, heard in the still evening,
accompanying the dilithliiiiriPs whistle, or
mockingthe'briattnates' song, has often lured ..
the passing voyager to seek her, and has led
him to a nuptial couch of death, deep under
the. waves. , • •
Thinking of these old tales, until I would
I scarcely
.haye been - startled at • the , appear -t
wice of -the syrendterSelf, I strolled onward. ,
Every :moment saute new and lotiely view
presented. itnelf ; 'now .It-fiiir
,hill, entirely
covered with:vineyards; then - agrove OffstM -- 7 ----
cin - c - or - old-and--gnaileil-ottksi-anfflationrire..-•-•
menial dark rocks,. "huge it's despair,". hang-
jug. over my fined, see milt Itreatening telitil.
Then i there wasthe beautiful riverliallowitig
it all,•with distant villages .upon its Loth.,
and distant eastlei•npon its hill-tops; while ,
' along the. road, wild flowers, of ,eveby freak
nitd•form, binil.weed, at allow, yellow gentian,
tilde hells,:ithd scarlet berries, somein bud,:
n . , d-othem in blossom, grew with - the' laxly
ranee, '
und . me; of it Parterre. Birds, too - Sang above
mid aro
Mid tlte eviiiiingbreezi,rtist- -
ling' the .leaves. and 'dispersing the odors,
sometimes lieighted - with thit. sound of the
vesper hell oft farcff village, or the vesper
hump from an uaseea chapel, folded itii.Winfpl - ::
. about utei•and bore me angelic coinpany„—i
[For the Iforald
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CARIttSLE, PA., WEDNESDAY, bI RCII q 3, '1859.
Peasaidgirls, coarse and rudely formed at
other.times, seemed 'pretty 'with 'their' bright
Sunday faces, vallring, or riding on donkey's
tvith crimson saddles; and their guttural "gid
PO" ith they replied . te Any passing , saltne, -
_Seemed full of melody and kindness. I now
passed the rocks of the 'Seven Sisters,!' the
eternal monuments of the cruelty and co
que of seven fair' girls, the dhughteraof
the Lo f Schoenberg; who, according to
the leg.en , being as
_beautiful as the day,
timed the leads old' hearts of all tile young
knights, fa and.' near. Rift their hearts
were of icy.stone, and whOeyer. Wooed them
won only. despair. This was ondinueil for
years;•but nt length they met ~ tif.,h„a merited
fate, and Were appropriately turned to seven
pillars ef.stonrc Oich . may 1)0 . seen, rearing
their heads übose, the, water,
,wlrenever 'the ,
Rhine is at; a low stage. '
I gazed 'for seine time' on this stony mein.
morThesis ; for, of all the traditional have
yet-beard, this ate sounds to Inc the least
questionable. Believe it,, oh; lair ninidetts of
toy country • Believe it, lovely daughters or
the West! Believe and tremble, lest, in
.some day of:retribution ye wM not of, ye may,
be turned into. sawyers ,to wreck disgusting
flatboats. • ' •
- 7 - Qtqurtring - itn - ttbroptmorner_of_roetc. , Ane
lofty towers of Oehseuthurus, the'white wails
- Of Cieb - frattenkirefie, "the. mitny•turroted
walls and. gothic' buildings of Qbdrwessel
came in sight, and, the prospect. of ail ati•
preaching dinoer, and a bottle of the wine for
which this village is littuousf drove all the
romance out of my head.
A Boy's Trials
. The Rpringfaeld,Repuacan, has n cnpitel
article .on this 'subject. Iteie are some-ex-
We suppose that the first severotriallhat a
boy has to undergo is to submitdds.will to the
old man whom he. is . taught. to consider his
Gather To bo restrai ned in doors at night, to
bo forbidden to go in swimming five 11111 CA a .
day, or to be hindered from 'pinching the l'est,
of the children just for fun, is an interference
with natural inalienable rights, every way in.
jurious to the feelings. And then, when upon
some overwhelming temptation,the.• boy as
serts his independence of parental tontrol. and
receives a "tanning" with a switch- front n
quince -bush, either upon his•hack or his„bare
feet, it becomes realty a very serious thing.—
We haver could see that the smart of at oper
ation like this was at All assuaged by an alfee> .
tionato assurance that it was bestowed out of
pure love, -
. ,
Thb next great trial of: that boy is to be
obliged by a cruel toaster to nit with tho'girls
at school. This usually comes before the Ito
velopinerrtV those undartiatile allinitiei which,
iii•after life. woulitt - MxiLto make the-punish
ment more endurable. .To' rinted out as
to.gol_tiy,"__to..,ho,stoiled at grimly hy tl •
master, who is •so for delighted with his own
inefrable-pleasure as to the little-boys li
cense to laugh aloud and to he placed by the
side of a girl who beano hondierehief, and uo
knowledge of - the use of that
: article, is, we
submit, Of no mean — magnitude. Yet,
tvo have been there, and have been obliged to
"sivtp close" with big nachos). laughing and
blushing till we c:ltie to , hate her name.' We
wilincerovheic the-overgriiwn- frowzy creature
is now, and what the condition of her head
is 't
We do not believe that any buy over put on
his first loug.tailed coat without a sense of
shame. He - first twists his back half off look
ing at it in the glass, and then When he steps
out of doors it scents t t him as if all creation
was in a broad grin. • The sun laughs in the
sky; the cows turn to look at him; there are
Nees. at every window; his very shadow mocks
hint. When he walkes by the cottage where
Jane lives, heMare not look up for his life
111,lek.very boards creak with conscioustleA3 of
the strange spectatile, and the Old pair of pan
taloons that stop a light in the garret-window
nod with derision. If he is obliged to pass
group of ue' and boys, the trial assumes its
most terrific stage His legs gel all mixed up
with embarrassment, and the dap of the dang
ling appendage is felt. upon them, moved by
the wind of his own agitation ; he could not
feel worse were it a dishcloth; worn as a
badge of disgraCe. It is a happy time for him
when he gets to ilitirch and sits down with his
coat tails under him; but he is stilLappreben•
sive with thinking of the, and
wonders if any of the children will ask him to
'swing his limktail Mite
The entrance into so iety may he said to
take place'after boyhood Into passed awa'y,•yet •
a number take the initiative before their beards
are presentable. It is a great trial, either to
a tender or a tough age. For an overgrown
boy to go to- a door, kowing that there ore a
dozen girls inside, and to knock or ring 'with
absolute certainty that in tyro minutes all their
eyesovill be upon hint, is a severe test of
, courage.' To go before these girik and make
a satisfactory tour of the room without step
-ping,oalheir...toes,..anti.then, ,to.sillown awl
dispose of one's hands without putting thorn
into one's pocket,.is 4,n achievement which
I few boys can boost. If a !boy, can get. so far
as to measure 'off ten yardi'of tape with one
at' these girls, and cut it short nt each end, ho
' may stand a chance to pass n pleasant even-
ing, but let - hito not flatter himself that all the'
trials of the evening tire over. There comes
at lost the breaking nE,.., The (leer girls don
their hoods and put ion on their sitilyrK-auti
look so saucy, and mi•chievous, and tinunpres,,
sible. as if they•did not wish any one to go
home with them.. Then comes the pinch. and
the boy iliac has the most. pluck makes up to
the prettiest girl, his heart in his throat, and
his tongue clinging to the -roof of his mouth.
and crooking Ids elbow, stammers out the
words; ••Shall l'see you home?" She touch
es her fingers to his arm and they walk about
a foot tipart, feeling as awkward as a couple
olgoslings. As soon as she is safe inside her
own doors, Ito struts home, and thinks hellos
really been and gone and done it,' Sleep
comes to him at last, with dreanis of crinoline
and calico, and he awakes in the tnorning arid
fit ds the doors of life open to him, uud the
pi , s squealing for breakfast. ..:,
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%ST OP TUE li COOEIIMUGO El/El. —A spright
ly school girl, who attends the High Scheel,
where the teachers have a way oFinciting the
pupils to understand What they Say in the
classes,'Nnis reading the 'last of the hugger
muggers," and stirred by the spirit of inquiry
stimulated by her icachers,, if not by natural
feminine curiosity, asked 4 boy cousin of here
the meaning of huggermugger.. 'Jolla.looked
thoughtful foramoment, tunithetizettd i .-I'll
show'yon," and before the incipinut"woman
hail time to,make-any- - further -, reinark;'John•
lialtis arm: around iter Irsigolint, ;subjected
it to 'a gentle pressure--That's hugger; and
thislput ling , liii . lips f to here In nflectionate
collipion) is• may per.'! . "Yelf,''' said the ;net
more than half displeased !Sarah •Antr,'l 'hied
this is the Last of the huggertnnggerti; for if
you ever attempt to give tue auntheranch deft.
niacin rli'boi youreare,. I've IV great •tizind
to laid -Nlir, I fait,: tts 11 ; go to' school, what sort
of a-dititionarY; you-nre-eurryinuaboet.:-yeu.:
all . the time: ' . ~ :; • : .•., ~,,, ~ ~; ! , . „
* A Ge'rnianady who wanted some lam
boured mann, mitered a more-
,and- inquired.
ifibu hail darn lirthul muslin. ••We _have
sante pretty broad,";was the.reply, oGlho, '
tonishMl taileaman. •• but none quite so broad
i)lat.". . . " . .
My day is dippin' in the weal—lts pion:Ain' 7rl' me non:
I hoar tha-Anit o' Jordan's, wanes;: that I moan
travoi then';
Yet Its nal:idea's Wirre Y fear: - the uf,o'llfe; ---
Bnt.ol this sinderin o' heart's, this leariU''welin and
What tho' we Eon : o' hotter things afairer world shone,
M - 11q - e iriat tsieri's are aWaiiin' Us' and a' mans follOw
This iandin' o', the Miler' strings, that tether heart, to
. &art; . •
It tries pair human uaturo sear, arid makeS
. _
One rax me by the blble_wire, while yet I'mjit to see,
E'er death creep o'er my cauldrite broo', and qablimy
fouls' oo;
And let.mcsing - a parlice sang, Hie last we" II sing the
_ gither, ,
Fornek: ye canna hoe me lafig , lthcrliairns maun.loso
their - faith:a,
There, pit the pillow to My hock' an' ease and up a wee,
And bring them i"to•the bed side to see tikeir faittier.
Noo raise the bible up a thought, its over Leigh on my
knee' , . • • •
And shift the light a kennin back, its owei string for
my ee, _ •
Ho Waled him out the parting sang—hts shifts rose firm
and clear, t •
And road tim 34th of St. tuba, nor did Ito ithod a Mari
SAO II 'it with the matt o Hon whoa lifs'a day's dam is
dune, _
NaofutureTriars disturb his mind, uno men' look be
' From Titan. ' •
I passed some months laid year near the
beautiful little town of Rothesay: I lied char .
tired a boat for a time. and, boating during
that time Was. my chief recreation; solitary
boating—for my means .did not admit of my
shipping even it' boy by way of 'crew. But.
the small sail I carried was not, difficult to
manage,' andlay light bark was so very light
as ea,ify to-be rowed single-handed.
One bright day, in early autumn, I pulled
away tewards the Kyles, in the hope of shoot
ing a duck or two. It. was a dead calm: the,
Cowal hills were reflected' in the water..wllh
such brilliancy that 'the' eye could net deter
mine the line which separated the shadow
froth the substance t. the sky was eloudless4
the heat was great; the, wind fell ; the tide
was against me; 1 said omyself that, after
all, sea-birds had a fiskyleete. So, near Ard
maleish Point, I unstopped the most, rowed
to the shore, drew up the AM, got. out my
grapnel,and selecting a grassy place under
the Hit-idols , of a leek, lit a cigar, threw my
self down supine, and shut my eyes.
'llly cigar was inore than half - linished when
opened them again; nerhad.l done so then
' but that—" What a nice boat !" said o soft
.•oice near rne and—..l. wish it. were ours,"- a
manly one added.
To throw away my cigar,-to start tomy feet
and-touching my cap.' after the Manner of
watermen, to exClaim —"Boat, sir? boat,
madam? Row you anywhere for nothing!"
was the work of a moment on my part,, and
the cause of some momentary surprise to those
who bad spoken.; for my rock had previously
Concealed me frum their view., Iliwaquickly
recovering t hemseives,- the. litily.. stallecL piens,
artily. while her immpisnion, at once falling
in with my humor cried: with a frank laugh
"Have you then comoialong old fellow: only
we shall work our passage, if you please ;
take an oar, and niy wife will'steer."
Half an hour afterwards we were consid
bit, way up Loch Striven. it' having been for
that offshoot of the Kyles, that after a short
deliberation. we had agreed to shape our,
course. We hail bepoine friends at once Yet,
during that half hour, searcely'a word passed
among us ; for, 'even if the lady.lind not look
ed so intent upon her day as evidently to im
plore that no one would speak to the WOlllllll
at the helm, her husband rind I bent- to our
oars; he pulling the stroke with such a will,
“and in such weather, too," that breath for
speech we bad none to Spare,---There is a natu
ral ri 'airy between now acquaintances on such
an occasion especially if as we boVh were, they
be landsmen.
, ....
• : "I say. that'll, do !" nt last cried my gentle
man, tossing his oars from between the rul
looks, and tm•ning, half round to me, as by no
means loth I followt•d his example. "C cue,
that wasn't a bad spin. do you• know. Why,
you pull like a Trojan !"
"1 have not had to pull like one for a long
time," returned I ; "but when Trojan t.uneets
Trojan.' then comes the tug of oars• you know.
..A ha!" said ho. panting. and fanning him
self with the straw bathe wore. "This comes
of being married I You. I'll bet ft - trifle. are
a bachelor, for you don't look much hotter
than a cucumber:" "
"Don't I ? Then, swollen happens, appear •
anoos two deceitful." I returned. "But sup- -
pose we land ? • What say you, madam ?"
"Olt. yes," said the Stir lady, (she really
was a beautilul creature,) •"this is a very pret
ty place, and we shall iraiit'sorne' sluide jbere
—yonder in that little hallow:"
----"-Te•be•sure-W-cried-her ...husband; -Mind.
we shell take possession of this newly-discov
ered land in the name of her Britannic Majes
ty. You hayn't such a thing as a hag have
you ? Well, never mind. Let us pull in ;
hard 11-starboard. girl and herewe go. Sing'
a sang a sixpence;" continued lie,' as iutrw
genily we hipped our oars; "and, oh! had
we sortie sweet little isle of our own, far off
in the ocean, and sothothing something alone
with nobody there but you and I, and some
lbott.les of stout, and a cold pigeon pie! Wow
ever, are shall fund water here, I dare say."
' "Sorry I have neither pie,. nor beer on
board," said I, "but there is ft 'cold tongue. h
'loaf of bread,.and a bottleof Maderia in that
bow-looker.. Perhaps they will4crinsteatl?"
"Astonishingl nay, miraculous I" returned
he. "I wished for a boat—l fouad a boat ;
I wished for beer—and --1- am offered wine;
and—' But here our. keel
,grated on the
beach. ' -
.. .
._, iloW pleasantly that day passed );.must not
stay to tell ; but that very pleasantly. it'did
'pass, a proof might be found in this,_ that ore
we took to our boat again, the sun had .sunk
so low as to have brought thp upatealing shad-.
'ows of evening all, but to the top of the high
hill cppOsite us. Ilemoward 'then we rowed,.
leisurely though steadily; through the sett
I wilight. Darker and darker it grew on Loch
Striven; but just as we emerged from it into
the Kyles, the meet! rose slowly over Towards .
—brightening thoSe faceit'of the landscape
Which looked• to. her. anti , blackening those
that were turned awayt' , putting to shame the,
revolving light on the point beneath her, as
Well as the minor lightm twinkling along the
shores of Bute, , liut bestowing .a new charm
MA to the face and to the form of the lady
reclining before-met-so at-least it, seemed to me
as 1 pole glance); at:yet , over the,butt-end of
husband's oor..- ~,t, . , ..
tlandeti my passengers.if stichlmy..cali
them, on the phorebplow lliehouse.whiph they
indleitted,fis'iteing the'Olcuperary home.. and
thenlytilled,,uway twain to secure My.hoat.
Islot„.lioweVer,:tiefore'l had, iiii, pleasueell6- •
' 'cepted 'their ;invitation ' fo'reitirn and ' take a
late dinner .
,Willi thent ;.'indhalf an hour. at,
-I ehittids We' itore together _iiilitilL :'T lime.
beatitiftiltibildicu'w'erti 'PlOitit together on
:the tlemi l asTeideredi' two'boys: of 'perhaim
six and five respectively. and , ft go ha Molle'
than three years of age..Tho'boya vierebulld
ink'sfeef>lea,:,iilth toy bricks, , and Ihe:poiht
seemed to be wlth,them which bould build:the
higher.; jito other .‘ child' looked .patiently on
-Byt.xlimutne of the steeples, at last toppled
davit: —"Now it's your turn.'pet," aid _the
arellitect.of ilie'otheri and the rosy pet, ate:.
'aleefullyielapping her tiny hands, Swept down
the remaining etlifieVanildat a merry trio of
the_ mosi musical laughter.
"You are fond of children. I see ?" reran:flied '
the lady, breaking off what she had - been say
ing to me. • . .
"Little plagues !" cried her husband,laugli
ing, at that moment dinfier-was announced.
4‘e dined, and; dined well.' The lady re
tired. Before resuming my seat: aftdr closing
the door for -her, Lbappened to enst.a glance ••
nt the chimney piece. It was ornamented
within ramber 'snuff' boxes: there were a
dozed of theiriperhiiiis • Some deemed value-',
ble. and all were handsome in their different
styles. save one. Yet that one -stood assmillP
in the centre; and so -seemed; as it were; to
occupy the place of bonorameng them Now
anything that looks Out of its place, even
though , it bb - just from its Insignificeneettintit
appears so, generally attracts attention Simply
from its incongruity
,with the adjuncts,, and
accordingly I took up the ugly snuff-Lox toes,
amine it. . • . • •
"I see you'clott't much admire •that boit ?",
said my friend smiling. "It has a story about
lt,_ however." • .
'•A story about it?" returned I. "Well,
pray tell me the story. I like stories." And;
en the table. and looked attention. '
•"l - will,if you:visit
it. Help Yourself. this is port. The story,
about this box"—here ke laid his hand oh the •
I may say, a drama "
"If it had been a musical brt," interrupted
would doubtless have - been tymelodirtma,
or eyen an opera." •
"A drama," continued my friend, smiling
agan, "in I don't know how tnany acts. Let
me gee; one, tem, three"—he was counting
slotgly on his fingers—"four, five, six, soyen. •
"That's not legitimate:" SAW I; "but, never
mind: ring in the orchestra, and up with the
curtain." - -
••Well, then," began my friend, .'eight years
ago -I had just comcorage then -I wasstand
ing one summer evening about dusk, in a to
bacconist's shop in Edinburg"- .
• But before I go on to
,report;my friend's
story, it will boas Well for mete explain at
once 'what I only incidentally learned in the
course of it; namely, what was his 'position
in the world at the time ho began by referring
to it A few words however willeufirce. lie
•was the son and only child era country gen
tleman, whose estate lay in-Perthshirel-witilo
Ite_was yet.very young this father had died.
Some five rears afterwards his- mother had
married again. Three girls hadheett the issue
of Oda second marriage.. Not long afteilhe
birth of the last, alto hail a second time become
a widow. For theedueation of her daughterti•
the lady-I may as well say at once that I
purposely-avoid-giving names -had resided a
gooddealln Edinburgh, and when she-did,
her son, too, who was a - very, affectionate sou,
always loft the country. which Ito liked, and
took lodgings in EtlinlitirrgliTiiiiialt be did not
like, in order to be near her.. Ile seems to
have - acted indepcndenlly enouglt at : rather.
an-early - age - the fact being, that his gua - trz
dint' lived in London .
• .
''SO - muolt in my own words. roontinue in
'those of my friend, 'resuming where fbroke
Off from them. .
"—Smoking a cigar. A young lady came
intollie shop and said she wished to buy a
snuff box. • l thonglit it. an odd thing for a
younglady.Lo enter sitch a . Plitce, in such n
situation, and at such an hour. Ba that ilfe
1 matt Indy. was evident, plain as her dress
was: -so that when , one puppy of a fellow,•who
was lounging there with some others, thought
proper to giVe a' significant cough, I was as'
!Marty as possible correcting him manually—
!the mor'e co that the lady evidently becturhe
flurried, as if the insult had reached her. Well,
the shopman 'placed some boxes before her,
'and then the rascal. as she bent to examine
iliem:•winked a villanous wink to the scoun
drel who coughed The lady timidly asked
the price of ono box. I saw her hand trem
ble as she pointed to it, and her voice faltered
Slui spoke with a foreign accent;, and that in
terested me the more—a stranger and unpro
tected as I thought she probably was. Well"
"Stop your story for one moment, pray,"
said I, "that was very chivalrous, but you
have diss.ippointed me greatly; the lady was
to foreigner, you say, whereas I thought this
was going to be a romantic introduction to
your wife.'! .
"I am truly sorry to disappoint. you," re- "
turned my 'friend, pushing thevmuts to me,
"but you Must take the truth orinothing, so"
-01 i ! that 'is too dear for the," said the
poor girl, when the wretched creaturc behind.
the counternamed the price inn sneering way.
"Have you none cheaper?" she asked.
"There's one," said the monster, "very
cheap and very elegant, and genteel, too !'
and he placed beforoviter this some ugly box.
"Very well," Said she, "that will do. I will
take it"
. .
..1 any- plainly that rho frightened thing
only Wished to get out of the shop at once;
and that if she bought anything at all, it was
only with the fear of meeting with more inso.
lone if slid 'did'hot. So she paid the price
'demanded, quickly and nervously, and letting
A shilling of her money fall ; 1 picked it up
for-hepand-aliethatikkd me.-and then she Went-:
away with her precious purchase. But she
must still have been within Searing when the
—the-the man—that: I should cad him so!
—well, the man-the shopman cried out-.
"Sold again! that's a box we have . had _
these ten years, and nobody would look at it ;
sold again I"
:“Send in my account to morrow, if you
please!" said I, in what I supposed would be
called a voice of thunder'l and then I imme
diately left the place, partly because I could
not have kept my tempera minuto.longeri and
partly because I wonted to follow the poor
foreign girl.— You needn't glower so. my mo
tive was a kind it' it was a foolish one. /1
thought how she had probahly 'been desirotii
to buy a snuff box as a little gift to her father;
or brother, or . grandfattihrto her . grandmoth
er. perhaps; how dissappointed she must have
been at the acquisition of that ugly bot haw
in all likelihood, her, means did not allow O.'
her throwing it away and buying another and
prettier box ; short, it' I wished TO
mark her down and tind-out where she lived,
it was only that I might be able tti 'acrid her' :.
(anonymously, of course) somethinglike a be:
Well I soon caught ' . eight of her, and then I
traced her to a house in an • inferior, but re ;.
oppetilide street„ She entered : I watelic , •
there till it was late, teat she might come.on
'again; but she did not, and I, liras finally satie
fled of that house-being her home. Next. da2
nt another shop,..(for I never-Ivy-fit back to th
old doe,) I bought a box—a handsome on
it,”; said'my friend, rising and (akin
from the chitnney piece a box ..verY- tastefull....;
• ".Well," he continued, as I examined. th
handsome box, "the-next thing was to get i
conveyed-to her: 'or rather, the first :thin
necessary was to. find out who .she
went and reeCnnoltiedilin - lienie had en -
terett and' at one of , theridadoweiiint aboard
whieh had escaped - my eye in the dark. r of ti ;:..i
' night before. , It was a liouse.,where'lodgiat •
' Y? 0(3'0 Valet: A gootirind 'clever friend
pine--;-for;' of Cotirte, -I' did hot • thee's . ° top "i
myself-,-seeing that 1 might have been:re-cog. '' :;(
nixed, went to ilio house, "under asuffutiet':
, pretext' namely, Of.being in 'Ceara of lodging 1
'I had 'explained (La Windt:Affair to him. Whe'-• •
helsrejoined looked .queer.. Helm'
asked: among other
.qoobtlotio, what...nth('
lod'ge'rs there' Were... ' , Tiferh :WaSii post .ottr
clerk and his wife. and anloldi'gentletinuktitA
his . dnughter, foteignersAllt 13 4Pkg0P0 POQP . I
had lived , there for two. yoova t but ,thtky' ht
leftlhait morning'on their way home to Swit
ierland, their 'Satire country.! Here was a
go!" • • ..
~."Exactly," remarked the naratorpaus•
lad; "a go is the very word."
• "Yea, resumed any'friend,"aaid; tar beiliab
it. was 1101, go witlal my -acheme. But that's
slang. However,- I' was not so niuch dis.p.
pointed as'might have been expected. When
'reams to reflect. I began to - think it was just
as, well that I had 'not succeeded in sending
my splendid Anna', box to the lady. Not to
mention other reasons .for this : conclusion, it
ode - air - Ad to the that; suppoging the teak. box
to have been intended as a present, icauld not.
the apparition• of the handsome onealtave—l
don't know-, well how to explain what I mean,
but she ..might have - said-to herself,'" Mine,
Was such nit ugly one !"—I had'aeen asimilar
thing mace. A little. girl fr cousin of
brouglat a pretty something or another of her
own working to'our gandmother,:on that good
lady'B birthday, and very proud little Annie
was of if, and much admiration did kind old
granny express or it. But in came another
cousin, a flaunting-'missy of about theemne
age as Annie, with a splendid thing for,gran
ny, of just the same kind,but . boutght ira a shop.
Tear_weeAnnie ! _her eyes_dilled__with t ents,„,
not, from envy„ indeed, but withwell, I dare
say you can understand the thing:"
"Well, that's the end of Act the First.. Fill
your gleas," 'said myThost.7 -
Like oisedient' Yemen, I did as I was bid,
and my friend went on :—..Deer Annie, she
is happily-married now, and perhaps has for-.
gotten that old 'story, but I have not;_ as-you
sea. But, to get'on with my own story,when
I heard the report of my emissary, 'and had
sufficiently congratulated myself on my hav
ing escaped making it horrible blunder with
the handsonie box, I made up my mind to
*ink no more of the affair: But I found my
self-thinking-of it constantly: ~The image of
that gentle girl-as she 864 confused and
frightened in tholobaeconiat's shop, was ever
before me ; in short; what do you think I re
solved to do ? I resolved to go to Switzerland
and find -her out.
(Concluded next week )
The *rharlshs.Traveller..
In the early settlement of Arkansas, a tray:.
eller, after. riding ',...some eight or ten miles
without meeting a human being, or seeing a
human habitation, came at length, by a sud
den turn of the.wood-road, to a miserable
'•shanty." the centre of a small clearing, in
what had originally been a ',Blackjack-thick
et,'".whenee the only sound that proceeds is
the discordant music of a broken-winded fid.
die,., from, the troubled bowels of which the
oecupaht is laboriously - Extorting the Monoto
nous tune known as "The Arkansal, or Rack•
eitsack Traveller " Out_traveller rides up to
witlibta few• feet of the, door, which was once
the bid-frame of: a cart-body, and tiiirered
with boar skins; 'and hung upon two big
Wooden hinges. After . inuoll shouting the in
mate appears, fiddle in hand, and ovhiently
"wenthy",iit being interrupted in - .:tl ir exer
cise of his'ort.. The following colloquy ee,
sues, the indefatigable fiddler still playing the
first strain of "The Arkansas ZravellOr,"
which in-far - A: he continues; at sudden:. inter-:
yids, until the dialogue,. as will be is
brought to an unexpected conclusion. , If this
be not "seeking lodging under difficulties,"
we should like to. know what might be legiti
mately so considerol : •
Traveller : ' •friend, can Toffiain aeoemme
dai ions forthe night with you 1" • ,
Arkansas Artist. sir --'nary
dation." .
Traveller:, "My dear sir, I have already'
travelled thirty mileS to-day, and neither my ,
self or my horse has had a mouthful to eat;
why can't you accommodate toe for to-night?"
Ark Artist: "Just 'case it can't be
We're plum out of, everything to eat in the
house; Bill's gone 'to mill with the last nub
bin of corn on these piemises, and it'll be nigh
onto the shook of to morrow evenin' afore ho
toms home, unless suthin tumoral - non hap
pelts." • •
. .
Traveller: "You surely have something 'that.
I can feed tO•my torse;' even a few potatoes
would be better than no food." • •
Ark. Artist: "Stranger, our entiu'-roofs
'gin out about a week ago : so your chance is
slim thar." '
Travellerl "But, my friend, I mast renmiu
with you, any way, I can't go any farther,
whether I obtain anything tel-eitt: or not.--
You certainly will allow me the shelter of
your roof?"
Ark, Artist: "It can't •be did, old' }toss.—
You see. we've got only one dried hide on the
promises, aptl me and the ole wom'an talus oc
cupiea that: so whar's your chance?"
Tray. "Allow me tcFhitelt my horse to 'that
persimmon tree, and with my saddle' and
blanket I'll make abed in the fence corner."
Ark. Artist: "Hitch your !toss to that 'sim
mon trse?—'invt horn!' Why; you nnist boa
nat'rar fool. stranger!' - Don't you see that's
me and the ole woman's only chance fotlosim
moa-bee.t. in the fall ,of the ;year? your
hoes is so tarnal hungry as'you say he is, he'd
girdle it as high up-as-htt could reaoh, , afore
mornin'. Hitch .your hose to that tree I' I
'speot -not; no,•no, stranger, you can't. come
'nary stab a dodge as that!!!
Out traveller, seeing that he had nn origi- .
u a to deal with, and being himself an ama
teur performer upon the instrument to which
' the settler was so ardently attached, thought
he would change, his tactics, and
termined not•to-bo 'host,' out a little, before
informing him of the faotthat he too could
play the 'Arkansas Travoller;', which onto
being known, ho rightlYconjectured, would be
passport to his bettor graces.
Tray. "Well, friend, if 1 tart'' stay, heir far
is it to the next house?'-' -
Ark..Aitist : "Ten miles; and you'll think
they're mighty long ones, too. afore you get
thar. I came nigh onto ihrgettin' to tell you,
the big creek iettp: the bridge is carried off;.
there's 'nary yoarthly chance to ford it; and
if yer bound to cross it yer'll have to go 'bout
seven miles up stream, to ole Dave Lody's
puncheon bridge, through one of the darndest
bamboo-swamps ever you see. I reckon the
bridge is at yet—'t was yest erday morn
in'; though one end bad started down stream
aboutAfteen, feet, or sick a matter."
Tray. "Friend, - you' seem communicative :
and if it's no offence,.'l'd dike to know 'what
you do for a living here?" - • • ' ,
Ark. ,4tytist : "No pffench yparth, stran
ger; west keep a grocery.,"
Trim. :•A arocerY ;l' % Where id the name of
all that is mercantile do your customers come'
from? Ytlur nearest, neighbor is ton miles
dlitant!" . w• • ' •
Ark. Artist: .•The Mot is, me end the ole
woman is the best customers yet; but we 'spect
these diggini will improve; and in course, bu
siness will improve -too. 1 - lows'ever.• we, do'
nuthin now, even. lle"and - the cde - *onion
took the cart; t'other day, and went to town ;
we brot.a bar'l of whiskey; and arter we come
home,, and "gin to;connt the balance on hand,.
ira l rt
yune left, and ti the' ole woman allu9 carries
the puss, in couree'she lied it: ' sot the'
bar'l : agiu.. , one side of the room; .and shortly.
arter, the olo,,wowan see: 'Stipp:mitt', you
tap your end of the bay'l," and lAA; and she;
bought a drink,'and'Oldrne''the'Picayurie
Pretty notiti 'r bdglen tci'gat' dry; andlies
and.she_did; atiti then
, • she soils ,its e, it ;
drink rand tile
picaynna han trav el; lqct baiiit'ards ' and for'aiditiver the litiriinf
that berg; is a - Conti/010 - levee , rtid
:.13ut, 'stranger, losses'. hi; come
witikev,ery,boslness,:And 4 me , ,ara.,. the ole wo_
man hoe lost. some At. the.,groceryline:: And
DI, tell , ycht, how ',That - boy Bill, our
- $1.50 per annum in advance....
•'142 - 00 if not-paid-in-advaitice.-
oldestlon, he.see how the ticker -Was goip'; .
and he d'idn't have 'nary red to jine in there-,"
tail buSiness ;- so one night .he orawhimoder
the house, and taps the bar'l ntwixt the cracks
in the puncheon-floor; mad I rally believe he's
got more Hiatt me of - the ole woman eithert
the good-for nothing vagabond, to dome the
tiraff''oyer his nat'ral.bont parents; We snuff
to make a man sour agin all creation; that boy
'll be the ruination.of tts yet. He takes to •
trickery fist as nat'ral as a' hungry 'possum
takes to' alert Now, stranger, what on
yearth 'Um Ito Aof Ile beats .m 6 and the ole
woman entirely." . •
Tray: .•It would •be difficult -for, me toritlL •
visaln regard to your son, ftEi4 have iitt tali:l
ily of my own.. You say it's ten miles to the ,
next house; the big creek is. up;'the bridge
carried ftwayOto possibility of fording it ; and
seven miles .through a swamp to the only
bridge in the vicinity! This is rather a gloomy
prospect,, articularly - as the sun is justabout -
down: 'still,' my curiosity is' -excited, and as'
you have been playing only one part of the
'Arkansas Traveler,' ever since my arrival, I
Would like to know, before I leave, why you
don't play tho tune throughl'
Ark; Artist : t•For one of the best reasons '
on yearth, old hoss-4. can't do IL I. hain't
larnt the turn of that Whiffle, and drat nip if
I believe I ever shall."
•Tray. "Give.me_your instrument, and I'll
see if I can't play the turn for you.". •
you play the turn of that tanner •
Tray. "I believe I can." .
Ark. Artist: ".!Lite, 'lite, old hose—we'll •
find a place for you in the oAini s tiure. Ole
woman! oreoman (a' 'hallo !' within the
shanty was the first indication the traveller
hadsf any other human being,on the 'premia..
es,') the - stranger plays the turn of the 'Reek- .
misack Traveller.' .Sfy friend, hitch your the 'shipeon-tree, or anywhefe••
yoti.please„: Bill 11 ttuherwsoon,..and
take keor of him. Ole womah, you call gal
and' ance up from the spring : tell Nance to
go into the spriephouse, and cot off a good'
largo .piece bar-steak; to brile for the •,
stranger'S suppeti tell Sal to._kneeli over a. r •
chicken Or two, and get out some Hour; and
have some flour-doin's and chicken-fixen's tor
the stranger. (Bill just heaves in sight,
twenty-four hours earlier than he was expect
ed a half hour before: Bill, 0 Bill! there's a
stranger here, and ,he plays the turn of the
'Rackensaek Traveller:' go 'to the corn crib
end get a big punkin, and-bring it • to the
house, so the stranger can- havireuthin-to.sit,
on-and skin'a 'Lahr 'long with me and the ole
,while the gals 'is_gsttin' supper-;':and'
Bili,lake the hoss,•and give him plenty of.
corn; no nubbins,-Bill;-then rub him &min
well; and thou, when you come to the house,-
bring up a dried hide and a bar-skin, for the
- stranger to sleep oh; and. then, Bill, -I,reekon
he'll play the turn. of the ..Rackenattek Trav
eller, for, t
Thel punkin' -was brought ; the 'lnters'
were 'skinned' and °alai; ,the 'turn' or, 'The
Racki3nsa.pli:Travelleesra.rfepeatedly played,
to abundant edification; :and the 'gals' finally
announced that .seipper Nip ready;' and al
though instead of 43tore-tea,' they only had •
saxifex tea-doin'a. withhut milk, yet the 're
pest was one to be long and•gratefully remem
bered. ,Thatrayeller temnined all night, and
was,pilotedMafely,over the 'big creek' early
the next morning. Of a 'truth. "music has
charms to etWhe the 'savage breast - .
'ipg6,l`llis Pe „iton, after the
reading of an ndi'ertisernent for a.youug ladies'
, .
'For my win, I can't deceive what on airth
edication "then I was young,
if a girl only understood tbe•vules of distrac
tion, provision, multiplying, replenishing, and
the common doneiator, and knew all about the
river and their obituaries, the'convenants and
doMintories, the:provinces' and the umpires,
they had edication - enough. But now they
haVe to study bottomy, algiobry, and have to
demonstrate.supposition of sycophanti, of cir
cuses, tangents and diogenes and of parallelo
grjtmy to sayaithineabout"the oxhides, cor
°sties and abstrale triangles .Thus
UM old lady leaned.back in 'her chair, her
li.Pitting work fell in her„lapi and for some
minutes also seemed in meditation.
,Two WRONGS IlfagE . A
Ittatrr.-4n the course
oftn. conversation ,betwien several gentlemen
one of whom had occasion 'to quote the com
mon saying, "two , wrongs 'didn't make a
."Sometimes ahoy do," interposed a seedy
loaking bystander, with, .a doWneast nasal
twang, "they did with mq once." •
i•llow was timers
replied the. 'Yankee, "thee was a
fellow passed onto mo once a dollar bill, and
it was a counterfeit. Wasn't that wrong '1"
'"CertAitily it was wrong if he knew it to be
counterfeit." • .
...Ural, expect he ; did, any way, when
I passed it to anooer,. chap. Nedw, wasn't
that' wrong It! t
Wrong 1-,-of courttb ; very wrong."
. "Wel, it made me mall. right," was the tri
umphant rejoinder ;,.so,two wrongs does mate
a right: sometimes.
.Tna Wout,ns. Timm Boom.-The Bible,
Shakspere, and Pilgrim's Progress, says Hen
ry Ward Beecher k , 'ltre the . three books most
read and felt inlhe English language, and
there seems as little likelihood that the last
two will go out of print as the first and great
The young ladies who rejoice in a multipli
city'of rings,. chains, lockets, etc.,: to the un
paralleled extent now fashionable, should be
labelled like watches in the windows—:-"War
ranted full jeweled." •
A poet Kehl a gentlemen what he thought
of hie last' production, "An Ode to Sleep."
The latter 'replied ; " Ydu have done en tench
justice to the subject that it le „impossible to
read. it without feeling. its whole weight.".
Cciaysnsaviott.Libeity is a fine thing ;
a great help to conversation, to have leave to
say what one will. I have seen a woman of
quality, who has not one grain of wit, enter
tain a whole company the most agreeably in
the vrtirld, only, with her malice.
A v poor actor with a boot under:his: aria
was eutering.a pawnbroker's °trice, when bal
encountered a friend, who inquired what "he
was going ,to do? Only going to Shake-
Retire!" waSlis
Let 115 eouretimea atop a littlo,And ask em , "
nisei *bat We are about ? ‘, Whither. we are
going!, And . Where all wilt end at last
Illos7 - -art4requiro long study-and applims.
lion; but the most useful art 'of all; that, of
ideasing,Tegairin'Only the desire. , "
Ifyot ree to : build 'whimle7-withouk-play—
grounds, nobody would getleyOndihert.:
vision!in in lifetime.'=
himself own exortionis;
alone! ~.
.IVothatt e
It is *bout twenty-sevenleet rotind, • itisde,of.
Expsrienqs IS the aipist:'oo,9lolt jit,p,teschi
ere, bit she nosey has it litrAs congrpgatlon.
9 4110 Pgro.r'±figil, ott.IPOO ;or, 5P0r;9!r1 , 1,..
ttt, aly z lire is..hers,
love • but esireridirity trivia i s nod utne
NO. (27.