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THE FARMER , i4 WINTER EVENING
BY COUSIN CARLO
While Dorcas blows with rudest breath,
And piles with avow then traveller's way,
There sathern 'rouud the farmer's hearth,
A happy group at close of day ;
The father site with cheerful face, '
• And front his Inner rends tho news;
The mother tokei - her wonted Otte ; '
.And while she listens, knitspr sows.
The children, on whose ruddy cheeks
Tile glow othesltlrariti beenty
Pursue at wlirtheir playful freaks;
•Ancljqy lights up thelVhappy nies,
As o'er their nuts and apples they
Tell stories or at riddles guess; "
The pnrentsvieyr their sport'and
That Ved their coming years may bless.
Conter?fluent reigns Withiwthet itome, •
Though.wiutery winds may rage nhout;
Lot, wealth, .to those who wig it, come,
But these:hero all they wish withoUt.
They wo'uld•ndt give their cheerlul }mirth;
For all the eneetle wealth'' , find;
They wish no better Joy on earth,
• When 'round Clink fireside they ereJoinod.
AUTIIOr. Or "TUE lIEIR TO.ABLILBY.7
A concussion of Alto brain it had proved to
be, but not a dangptous one; - amiTeetmer than
might have been expected, Mrs. l'emtneroy
grow better, was herself again, and progres
sing towards recovery. Careful nurses. wore
Mrs. Wylde and Miss Pontmeroy- 7 -Guy had
been excluded from the room. Guy rebeled
he thought he could make as good a nurse as
the best of diem; but he was assured that her
life depended upon her perfect tranquility,
and for such &stake Guy. would have kept out
of her sight - for a twelvetnouth. Neither would
they allow her to speak, mita oho grew so
!WWII NlEttothat she would be quiet no longer.
'How long have I lain bete?' was her first
question to Mrs. Wyldor
•Eight days, m' dear.'. •
'This is a strange room—is it the abbey ?,
'Of course it is. It is your own room in it.!.
I was married, was I riot?' continued Mrs.
'Why don't you remember it?' returned her
'Yes; I remember it. I lay and thought
things over yesterday, when you would not
let me speak ; and I-remember.the awful day
—Land oh, mother!' sliuddering—'i remember'
the ride home; I remember the furious horses,
and Guy balding me. Did we fall over the
'The accident was a sad ono,' return6d Mrs.
.Wylde,. .bus. do not recur to it now, Alice; no
limes wore lost.. Sells was ihoughtto be badly
hurt, but ho is better.'
Mrs..Pomtneroy raised herself in bed, sit
ting up and looking eagerly at her mother.—
'Did it kill Guy?' she asked, in a whisper.
'Good gracious, no, child! don't frighten
yourself with these imaginative roadies. Lie
dovin. The lord of Parnmeroy was not hurt
—to speak of. Your beatitiful white dress is
the worst off—that is done for.' -
'After the carriage way overturned, your
Imsband held you till they could get something
to carry you on to the abbey, but the skirts
of your lay in the wet and.nuiddy grass;
I'll leave you to judge the state it was in. And
the wreath was crushed, and the veil torn to
pieces Now, don't talk any more.' , •
There was a few minutes' pause,'and then
the invalid began again. .I.f lam married,
where's my wedding ring?'
'The lord of. Pommeroy has it—he took it
off when they chafed your hands.' - - --
*I will not have you talk anymore,' per-
emptorily interrupted Mrs 'Wylde. .This is
the first day you have been allowed to speak;
wait an hour and then you nmy talk again.'
'lf I did not feel equal to it, I should not
talk, mamma. -My bead feels a little light,
that is all.'
Mrs. Wylde quitted the room, and Mrs.
Pommeroy lay,and ae she expressed it, thotiyht.
By and by Miss Pommeroy entered.
'Joan, come here,' she said-r , sit down on
the bed close by me. What a shocking mei
cident this lies been!'
'lt hes,' replied. Miss Pommeroy, a most
untoward accident. But you are getting bet
ter,, and Jeffs is getting better, therefore—'
'Joan, I wapt to ask you—and now you an
swer me the truth, what you think, and whe
ther I am, not right. It was an awful day,
such a one, I should think, .that. has never
been known here ; and it was an awful acci
dent, and the days previous to it were 'calm
and beautiful, and, I dare say, the days sub
oequent have been so. Have they ?'
'Yes,' replied Miss Pommeroy, unsuspicious
of her young•sister-in-law's drift. " The day
following. the accident rose 'been,
as the days previous had lbeen, bearing no
trace whatever, save in the•wet ground and
the damaged crops, of the angry day that had
'Well, now, Joan, should' you not say that
it was an omen of evil to me and Guy?'
Miss Pommeroy would not rm,. ; she
could not yefute the notion, and she dmiained
equivocation. Given to superstition; as Were
ell the .PommerOye—the very abbey itself,
with its tales and its gloom, was enough to
imbite theni.with hnd been one of the
most forward to deduce ill omen to her brother
and his wife from theatrange day and the ac
cident it bad led to, but she had kept the feel
ing within her own breast. Others were not
so silent; and the lord of Pommel* had been
nearly driven savage by the evil prognostica
tions whispered rc unit
.You don't speak; you will not speak ; . and
I know what that meatus. I am certain it.
bodes very evil,_ luck; and you . know' that it
At We junature Mrs. Wylde entered. , The
hour is up; Alice—Oh, you aro there,' Mies
Pommeroy. You have not let her talk, have
iiniejusi entered," was the reply of Mies
Pommeroy, 'lt.would be better; far, for Al-'
lotnever,to talk again, than to indulge ihe
fancies of supbrstition Which appear to bo
running in ber-bead,' the added.
'Superstition!' echoed Mrs. Wylde, 'I had
thought thaLwent out with our ancestors.—
She gets joilcopirited from lying here, but she
will soon be up now. Alide, the lord of Ppm
naeroy is-coming in to pay.you a visit.'
Alice rose up in-her bed, startled; and look
ed hard at her mother. , ' „
'The lord of Pommoroyl- Here!''
'Yes. - He is waiting now.'
Young Mrs. Pomrueroy turned crimson to
the roots ofther hair. -'I cannot see him here;
in bed! lie must. wait until lam up and in
my dressing-room; that will be in a day or
• 'Nonsense,' returned Mre. Wyldo. , 'Ho is
your husband, remoinber; you have been unit
ed to' him; you are Mrs. Pommeroy. We will
you up in a shawl and, a pretty cap, to
lit smart for the visit— Don't be fastidious.'
'I won't see him, then,' said Alice."
glow very ridiculous! he will not eat you.
Why, ho wanted to make one of your nurses,
Alice; only we thought,' perhaps, ho might
prove more awkward at it than tie were.'
Mrs. Pommeroy looked red and very indig
nant; 'I Um astonished at you,.mammaP
1 am astonished :at .you,' returned Mrs.
Wylde. 'Find this accident happened before
you were married, there would have been no
impropriety, then, in his seeing you; and so
every oue7would servile has any pretensions
to,,a grain of common sense; but. under exist
ing circumstances ho has a right to see you,
and he will exercise it. I can tell you, Alice,.
ho is not pleased at having been kept. out of
your room, like a stranger.'
Alice looked round it Joan Ponimeroy; she
was standing with compressed lips and severe'
, exprosion—displeased, at least Alice so in
terpFeted if, to hear4is objection to a simple,
and what might be called a ceremonious visit
of lies brother.. Guy determined, her mother
determined ; and Joan angry, Alia° began to
think she might as well give in, before she
was forded toit. .
The lord of 'Pommeroy 'entered, and Mrs
Wylde closed the deir upon him. - Alice lay,
well covered up; her pretty rage made smart
in its pretty cap. Deafly buried in.the
Guy bent down to MS'S her—Which-was very;
'Oh don't - pleasc,' - seitl Alice, pushing him
back, and turning her face away, 'my head is
not strong yet, and must.not, be touchod•'—
Hut the lord of Pomniergy was her husband
now, and.chose to judge for himself; anjl Ire
turned her face back again mid took the kiss..
-Then 'ha brought forward a chair and sat
down, and spoke gut his love, arid his grati
tude for her so far recovery..
Alice interrupted him before ho half finish
, ed. • :Guy! ,
'Tat, my dearest ?'
want you to listep to me; I am - going to
say something that I' have boon thinking of
yesterday and.to day. Jrnover was suiioriti
(ions, Guy, but it is impossible to look upon'
what has happened without some'sugh a feel
r" - 'The• accident will have no lasting copse-.
(pip - ices,' interrupted Guy, (learned, as-it ap
peared, to-hear reiterated by-his--bride the
same song he had boon obliged to - hear front
'The accident was niefitl,' she 'rejoined,
iiith — a shudder. 'Oh. Guy! [never shall for
got the iorror I felt a the snorting and flying
horses. flow owls! you main.talu your pres
'But I look not so much at the accident, as , ,,
at the strange wild day,' she resumed; 'the
weather hits never been like that. We have
had summeroderms, terrific storms, fatal to
property and to life, but they have come on
naturally, Guy, and have cleared again after ,
they have spew. themselves. But that strange
day was unnatural.'
It Wao )incommon,' said tho lord of Porn-
'Guy, it was unnatural. It seemed •to be
sent as n warning to us—not to enter into our
union; the very heavens lowered. upon it.'
tAlieel' returned the lord, in a tone of re
buke. Who has been putting those notions
into your head?'
, Not any one,' she answered. 'Mamma
and Joan have kept me in silence, not allowing
mo to speak, or speaking to ms. I told Joan,
just now, that it was a bad omen for you and
for me, but she would not answer me. You
are a man, and therefore will pretend to de
spise those fears, but <that strange day was
sent to portend ill to us, if ever ill was por
tended yet "
'Then, my dear, we will ward off the ill to
gether. 1 will ward. all ill4rom you.'
We can ward it off in one way,'
is the only way loft to us.'
Well!' returned Guy, 'smiling.
, By never being more to each other than we
are now,' she whispered; •by getting-the mar
'What!' uttered, the lord of Potnmeroydt
frown of mingled,anger and astonishment dis
placing the smile upon his face.
'lt could be done. Goy. And then we may
laugh at the past moral, and have no fears.'
17Citir head Must he light from fever, Alice.'
She put.,,out-her band und.clasped his arm
Do not let turtempt fate, Guy. That day
was surely a threatening omen °Lill upon our
union'-as sure—as sbre as anything can be
in this world. And .altat else was the acoi ,
dent to me but. an awful, interposed Vito
against my entering the abbey,ao ite mistress?'
Guy, had taken her 11 Old 10 bold between
his, and was playing with her fingers. .It
should hitve come sooner, then, if it had that
intention,' -said he, gayly. 'Do you see - this?'
Ile held up her-hand so that alt -might sea
it—he bad slipped on- her wedding-ring. Al
ice strove to draw her hand away, but he-re
tained it as before.
'Had Fate—as you call it—wished to inter
pose her veto upon your entering the abbey,
she should have been rather more prompt,nnd
net have waited until you. wore my wife.'
'To treat itAn that mocking way, Guy, !a
.Nay, my dear, I say nothing but the truth.
If Fate, human or hobgoblin, owed win. grudge
and eet herself to scowl upon our marriage,
she should not have been so dilatory. The
accident should have come before you quitted
your mother's house and your mother's name.'
•It in not too late, Guy: it may bo Manag
ed. When lam well enough to-•be moved I
can go back home with my mother: and the
ceremony, as 1 say, can his annulled.' •
, Alioo;':you talk like a ohild. • After having
married me, clothe home to We, stoppod'with
me, you think you could go 'back from it all ;
become Alice Wyldo again! . Whitt would
the world Bay of.you? Nothing laudable, I
ween.' _ •
'You are cruel,' was her,haughty response.
'I 'thought the lord of l'ommeroy deemed him
self a gentlemat.' . •
I -hope he is one. But be is your husband.'
' 'My days will be !I long dread of dreary
fear,' slia continued, in agitation. 'Let• the
world say what it will, I shall leave the abbey
as I imam into it. The marriage eon be easily
broken, for the Pammeroy influence is great
at Rome; and you know; Guy, - my heart was
never.in It. You Anil wed a better wife, and
I will be Alice Wylde again.'
• One of the awful Phmmeroy Scowls came
overjha lord's face. ITimt-you may seek and
wed the, renegade itupert--who won your
heart with his false vows, and carried its Wear
of credulity to amuse his real idoll who—who
' Guy paused: hislury had Overmaster
ed him; but his senses were returning;.in a
dalmer moment he would have plucked out his
tongue by the roots rather than, have so taun:
ted her, now she was his wife. Of late the
name of Rupert had been shunned Retweetk
them, equally so by the one as by tho other.
'Yen are generous!' returned Mrs Pomme
roy, speaking with scorn to keep do s wn the
tears., 'Were I free as'air, and Rupert Pow-
Moro) came to ID O. in bis.:eouVe repentance, I
PAPIM WOR, irm% s& GS easexa.
would tramjle him 'miler :foot rather, than
listen to it .. Had I a hope now to give to Ru
pert., L should never have consented to marry
The lohl of Pommeroy,rose: his passion
had faded down. 1. beg your pardon,' ho
softly whispered; this interview wt have
both something to forgive the, other. You
should not so hays spoken, Alice—my' wife
you have sworn to be, and my wife you are
. She buret into tears. ..This tumult will
make me worse again, Guy.'
'1 should grieve for that.. lam going, and
I will send your. mother Co you: , .But when I
come in again, my dearist, inset itidas , a friend,
not as a foe.' .
lie bent down .and kissed'her'face, as he
had done on entering, and .quithed the room
Mrs. WYlde dame into it, but Alice motioned
her away, and said she was going to sleep: so
she was loft alone. •
Droll sleep it was; • a prolonged- fit of sobs
and tears. But Guy hall left upon' her hand
the wedding ring —a sure' earnest that. She
could not go from him.
Mrs. 'Wylde caught just the tvfb first sylla
bles of the word separation,and was for apply
ing a couple of blisters behind her daughtves
ears, reully believing her brairyto be affected; '
and when site found such wire not the case,
she told...her-she-deserved a good shaking for -
oven imagining So•great. a scandal. Let her
say it again, and she and Miss Pommeroy
would quit the abbey, leaving nobody to nurse
her till she got well but Guy. 14 seamed that
Alice Mid no ollaion; but she contrived to spin
out the getting well twice as long kis she' need
When she was fully restored, and.lmil
maned her proper station-as lady of Pomine
roy Abbey? then Guy filled it with guests that
ought to have arrived the day following their
marriage. His wife was forgetting her fears
for evil, and if she was not presently in the
seventh heaven of happiness as the wife of
Guy, she -.certainly was not miserable. She
loved gayety, and the deference paid to her,
both as_a,bride and the lady of Porrimeroy,
tarried her head with pleamire. The women
envied, the men admired, Guy loved; and Al-,
ice's life was, a honeyed dream of iuddged
Va l?: iell is best, Indy of Potnineroy,' Guy
said to her one day, laughingly; .to reign
here, the abbey's .mistress and my idolised
wife, or to have gone book home again to be
Alice \Vide?' ..
.I was ill:and weak, dear.' she replied, 'and
the.,storm had so frightened me. - -I am glad
to be here.' '
, 'You shall. always be glad, my-dearest, if it
depend on me,', whispered Guy. And Alice
turned to Win 'etith,a loving look and a loving
word:. she had determined to overcome her
dislike to her htisband, and.she AM; partially
succeeding. -- ' ..
One day,-her" thoughts ran j upon her wed
ding-dress, and she inquired - where it was..—.l
It was hanging up inside the closet, in the
room at the slut of the wine. Alice-went to
thb room indicated, and -two of her young
guests, an earl's daughters, accompanied ter.
They threw open the closet door. A once
beautiful dress, of rich whittisilk, with costly
white lace flounces, butt now shrunken and
muddy and yellow with the wet and" irt, was
hanging there. The three stood contemplat
ing it with wry faces.
.But the flonnees do not seem torn, at. least
on this alga,' said Lady Lucy. i They might
be washed; and renovated.'
She turned the skirt rapidly round as she
spoke, and bent. forward to look behind it
Something startled her, and she gave vont. to
a shrill scream.
' 'lt is covered with blood,' she exclaimed,
turning her pale face to her sister sod Mrs.
'A'l'ong stream all down it, from the top to
They prosled for Ward, and found it. was as
Lady Lucy said, and they shut the claset door
in haste again, and moved away., . I should
put the dress in the fire and burn it,' cried
Lady Lucy. .I should think it ominous to
to see that on my wedding.dreis.'
As they turned dhey met the lord of PoM
meroy. His wife stopped him. 'Guy, how
did that —that frightful stain come on my
wedding-dress? I was not wounded.'.
'I was,' replied Guy. lie' drew aside the
hair from his temple; and exhibited a mark
that ho would retain• for life. 'That is where
it came from, Alice; %it bled freely.' ''• -
'Oh, yes, to be sure,' she exclaimed to the
young ladies, as•they continued on their way,
and Guy continued op his. 'lt was a bad cut,
and I heard that his own clothes were stained
with it. flow foolish I was, not to remember!' 1
PREDIO r TION
Autumn come and passed, winter and spring
and June came round again. Alioo was in
deliaate health, but Guy was in a ibnderful
flow of spirits, for he would soon be expecting
an heir to Pommerby. For the present, Mrs.
Pommeroy had given up visiting or receiving
guests, but the occasionally dined from
One evening that she was sitting alone in
the oak room, her thoughts wandered to the
extent of the abbey, what a large place it must.
have been in days gone by.- It formed a
quadrangle, and the window she was now at
looked into the courtyard, whenCe all the
sides were visible.- The frcint pile .and the
right side were-the only , inhabited parts: Mrs.-
Pomnseroy iemembered a boast she lied once
made—that should she ever be the abbey's
iitistress, shelthould cause it ha renovated so
that the country should not know it again.—
Opposite to her was the west wilt, and those
rooms she had'never aeon. A sudden incli
dation eam'e to her that she would look'over
them now, and she gave her orders. Jerome,
the old attendant of tkc late lord, appeared
with a large bunch of keYa,some were labelled,
some were not, and they proceeded through
the lower corOdor of ?he inhabited north wing
to what was galled the north tower. - Jeieree
fumbled over -his keys, and, unlocking the
door, they aecended the narrow stairatute ef
the-tower, Mrs. Pommeroy folding her skirls
closely round her. There wore several rooms
in the west wing, all opening in- a line, one
Into the other, but this wing wasnarrow, only
the breadth of each room. They bore some
scant remains of furniture, though the'hang
ings, were dropping:Jo pieces. When they
came to the lest room—Jerome .-called -it so
Mrs. Pommeroy detected a small door at its
end covered with tapestry. `Jerome,' she ex-
claimed, 'this must lead into the west tower.'
The old man had turned to one of the win
dows, and was looking steadfastly down into
the court.' Alice repeated her remark :
'This door, Jerome. Open it.' ' •
'That room is never entered,' he replied.
'Never entered!' returned she. ,'Why not?
I shall enter it.'
I have not the key,' returned Jerome.
'Where is it, then?'
Jerome hesitated. .Maybe—maybe the lord
keeps it. That is the haunted room, madam.'
Mrs. Pommeroy bad heard of the haunted
room, both before she entered thehbliey and
since. Not being a believer in immaterial
bodies, she' became • poseessed with a strong
desire•to explore it. .
the lady never, heard that apparitions
have been seen there?' returned Jerome, in a
tone of awe.:
'Apparitions (don't comet in the daylight
before the sun has set.' poomptly replied the
lady of Potomoroy.' You go back, Jerome,.
and hunt among all the heap,of keys in that
kepoloset of yours, and'find the light one.'
• Jerome had no power to say he - would not
go:' Ho turned unwillingly, and attempted
to ;take the bunch of keys which hung to than
CARLISLE, PA.,, WEDVSDAY, FEB RUARY 8, 1860.
' look, the look of the roc' ; they were in. No:
try•as he would, he eon! not take them out
of it. . ' •' P
'You do not want there .keys 'to find the
other, said Mrs. 'PommtVoy. I,eave 2 them
where they are.'.
think, this key come out when
the door's. olosed and loalced,' muttered , Jo
rpme,but Dying still. w• •
How4dt away at lepirth, Aeiving them
where they wore. Alice. , ,fia much to pass,the
time, as •anything. tOttehtittdhe keys,. and out
,they earns. What , a'odelqua thing that Je
rome could not do it l' tyinglit. she.'' ; They
seemed to fall into mihawd.
She held them and readl,their.labels, which
indicated the •partioubtr 'fa::otn each belonged
to. On one, however, .WAS dimply written
The Key:' The key!' tiebated.she, 'that.
must be the key of the hattated,room,-I should
think. I'll try it.'
She - firew aside the hangings, inserted it in
the lock, and, with a bert h , grating sound,
the door flew open, the Wind and the dust
blowing unpleasantly in hdr face. • . •
She shrank bask. Iler,eourage failed. Ry
daylight or by darls it is riot pleasant to enter
alone IL , fisunted'.room. .:Alioe went back to
the-easement, and stood:; looking into the
court. There she saw one of the servant
-women, and obeying an- itapalse, she pulled
open, with some trouble, the casement, trel
lised with its small panes;;and signed to her
to come up, Bridget waa.4 native of Abbey.
land, wee- born on the esteto, and-know all
tire traditions relating to ; }he rommoreys..--
She looked thunderetruck - at seeing her lady
there, but obeyed the signal; "y
the north corridor, aseendelPthe etairs of the ,
tower, passed through the : oms, and joined
'Hold these...hangings IMek for me,' said
Mrs. Pommoroy; : • They sire nothing but •
chiud of dust'
The woman obeyed, but wiLlt-a wondering
gesture. .'Does the lady Of Tammeroy know
what this room is ?' . •
Yes,' said Mrs. Pommeroy, passing in.—
,'Cotne with me.' .
;It was a sniall e eiroular room, panelled with
dark mahogany. A narrow easement looked
towards the' court.--yard, but, like the other
-roomSnone to the oppositeslde,to the open
country. The room wit coMpletely furnished
with - velvet that •liad once boon red, but was'
now dark with ago; choirs, it broad couch, or
settle, and -a centre-table: tall were covered
and hung with the' velvet, which appeared - to
be dropping away., Alice - saw no signs Of
haunting apparitions; all that. struok her, was
the smallness of the room:, .She remarked
•Tht_t_tonter walls et:0'0110k; madam.'
'Very thick indeed, they mbeit be,' ebserved
Alice, 'looking at the size or the tower, out
side, and the size of this room, in. But the
I walls aro not thick, Bridget: look at the, win
dew. • What - is that ?' . she glided, as her eye
became accustomed t 0 the dark walls. 'Why,
that is it clothe, a velvet cloth; , drawn over one
of the panels.' •.-
The picture is underneatbr. whispered the
woman., am niece to the qld housekeeper,-
.who died in the late lord's iS4e4,madam, -and-
I have all the seorots of the,Ohey'at my fin
gers' ends,' she explained. •:t
'But what picture is underr;:isth, demand'.
ed Mrs. Pommoroy. •
'Tho.nun'e„' replied Midget/kik:lre web° was
said to haunt the room. • Witztifi WS lady of
Pomroeroy like to look at it I'
Alice signified her assent, and the woman
caught up the velvet and held it aside, disolos
ing a half-length, figure, habited as a nun.—
The face was young, fair, and most lovely,
but a strangely mournful and stern expression
was in the dark blue eyes, which were fixed
full on the spectator. Tho lips were slightly
open, and one delicate timid tips held up in a ,
'She is Saying Beware." r - whispered Brid
get, who appeared to bo afraid of the picture
Mrs. roniiileroy laughed. 'I don't hear
her,' she answered. 'But fancy goes a great
Beware of what I'
.1t IS what•she is supposed to be saying,
madam, according to the tradition. - But why
she is, saying it, pr who she is saying it to,
has never been decided.'
'What is her history V
'She lived in the reign of one of the Geor
ges,' began Bridget. 'She was brought up in
a convent, and had taken the veil, though
only 17, but in some way she fell in with him
Who was then lord of.PontterOy.' wassaid
to tid in the fire, for the`cauvent was butt'' ,
down, and the nuns had to setipe in the night.
She forgot her vows, madam, and ran away
with him, to be his Wife: He married her in
seerot,, and'brought har here, and their rooms
were in this wing, this room being hers. The
lort doted on her, it is said, end he had this
pint re taken of her in her convent dress, and
hung tip here; but, when it-was too late, she
found out. he had played her false, for he had
a wife already. She went craved, poor thing,
all in one night, and she threw herself out. at
this very window, and was taken up tided in
the court , below:.
Alice looked at the window. " She never
could have got through that narrow half case•
went, Bridget. Tho other halt does 'not open.'
'lt is certain that she did, teadam—she was
young and slight. For years afterwards,
during the lord's lifetime, she was seen nt this
same window on 'a Moonlight night—the moon
shines full on these - sest tower wOdows —her
light hair banging over her neek, and wring
ing her hands. as it is said she did before she
leaped cult, But afterthe lord died, she•never
came 'again... You den% see the prediction,
madam,' added. Bridget, pointing to the pic
ture, not to read it, I think. This room's
dark in the after part of the day, because the
sun goes behind the tower.' . •
'The predictionepeateil Mrs. Poinmeroy.
'lt is the strangek Part of the history;'
continued Bridget. 'On the morrow, when
they had pliked her up dead, the lord saw
some lines written on the picture, close to the,
hand which she holding up. It was never
known who wretif them : some thought she
but the lord - knew that'the characters
were not here, and they came to be regarded
as having beim,done by supernatural agency.
On a bright - day they can be read without a
'light, but not when the room's in the shade.
Some thought they applied to what the lord
had done, Nit it is mostly held that they are
to effect a later Pommeroy. his to be hoped
not, for they betoken woe to the. house.'
hire. r ommeroy , bad put her face and eyes
close to the picture, endeavoring to decipher
the lines—but she was unable, though she
could discern that some were there. Bridget
'The late lord—the one who had done the
wrong PM his grandfather—put little faith in
all this, and I have heard himlaugh 'over U.
Ile did not keep the room or MS wing shut up,
and any of the family could some in who lick
ed, mid we had to duet and *lean here once or
twioe a year. But the present lord had it. chug
.up after he came into power;:thi Pommeroy
are a proud race, thl lord eapeoially, and he
deems the, picture a Memento of the blot on
the sout6.eon of hie ancestors. ;. So ,he keeps
the curtain down over itihrit = the bad lord
had put—and the roomelooked.ei:
But—it is going around-0614 way to 'work
to attain-his end,' orlett Wit; Pommeroy,
'Why, hot destroy the pieturti h and have done
with it, and have the room Wain 'open and
embellished t — l - shitil - suggosilt to' the •
Bridget shook her head:. , "Note Pommeroy
dare destroy that picture. It lire been hand-
a down from father to son', slice the time of
the sinning lord—that; Trboeser does 50', - must
look out to be repaid ;' fdr- tbar, in' his time,
the prediction will be fulfilled,
'I wish I could, see the, prediction,' cried
curious Mrs. Pummeroi, not feeling altogether
pleated that Guy should hive kept the delight
fully marvellous story from her. SUpposc
you fetch a oandle.'Bridget.'
.Will the lady IMO to remain alone ?' hesi-,
toted the servant., halting at the threshold.
The lady Of Pommeroy settled that. by mo•.
tinning the woman to hold back the hangings,
and stepping down into the next room.. There,
she took up her station at, the open- window,
And leaned froM it, that tliti-eyening air might.
be company until Bridget's return.
As Bridget . was going down the tower stairs
she met Jerome. 'Where do you spring frotn?"
he exclaimed, in astonishment. •
'The lady of Pommeroy called' me, and I
have been into the haunted room with her:, I
am going•tofettoli a light, ,now, that, she may
see tits linos on the nun's picture.'
. Jerome's mouth dropped, and, his hands
were lifted. In there!' ho muttered to him
self, 'and the lord said it,
.never wan to be
opened to her—that she was too young to be
(righted with such tales. '•Blie found:the key.
then, after. all my excuses What, possessed
the bunch' rwondor. - Chat [ could not got it
away from thelook
•• 'Why, Jerome, exclaimed the Indy of Pam
tneroy, 'the key was on the bunch!'
'AI [And, nndonr. Pity 1 did not look
more purl ioularly.'
• Bridget comolAck with the light, and they
all_weatint;c_gte r6oin; Pociaterey toak
h i nd, from lier ond. and held it clove to the lin re
,picture. Brid;et locket on ocmp Jet) I
ly, and Joroxicin abitroction
Minn tlit Ink of Pawl:way paq fwth.n urlfa to wlu,
tin heir of P nn n mu' gas. brth In vain;
n th 3 I lei of l'o ask firth by 1 11 0 h o:tin.
TilJ. SY )0 to the l'om u teem totin and twniu I .
Brely had Nlot. Nat nsroy raid thiewlisn
a shriek from Beidg It outset her to start
,tcic.. She .114 . 1 inlai4Vrtelltly 1131 d the wtk
1%4 too clo3a. and had set fire to the picture.
. TO Ha OONTINUED.
~ , •
Till FL ES. ,
PAT was dry; and got out of the ears for his
refreshment; the ors, very thoughtlessly,
went be without him.. Pat's irkwas up:
"Yempaipeen-r , he cried, starting on a run,
and shaking his fist as ho flew tiller the train..
"Stop there, 'ye old—steam wagon; ye inns , .
'therm& awns Nine —ye've et a passenger on
board that's left behind."
JONIIB Jotax. - - The New Orleans. "Cres
cent" inforets u 3 that. Jonos had beon•to,a
chrunpaigne party, and ratyrnod home, at a
late,' or rather an,earli hour, when the clock
struck four. "One—one-Thne -one!" hic
cupped Joilo9. "I 84, • Mrs. Jones, this cloak
e out of order, it ho's strifekoolto fountimoi."
Is Boxus. 7 —A.n oocentrio but amiable and
in - Aberdeenshire„ on
sitting clown to compose hisafirst„..discourse_;.
after having committed in ttrimony, resolved , .
tp select tilext which colanot be twisted by
hiti hearers into the remotest. allusion to the
connection he had so recently formed. But
"the best laid ephemos of mroe awl won gang— .
aft agleg." To the great amusement of the "
less serious part of his congregation, the-rev
erend gentleman gave out, as the groundwork
of his discourse: "For I would that ye all
were - even - ,Ers7l - nin - this: day, - except those
' Manna DESTITUTO.--A. nehoolmaiter in
Connecticut was, on one occasion, exarnining
'boy'reern Rhodi: IsMad' in
.his catechism, and
asked . the following question; . •
"Flow many Gods are thorn?" '
The Providence Plantation subject scratched
his hoad for a while, and then replied:
"I don't know how many . ,you've got in
Connecticut, bitt we have none in Rhode Is
Physiolans in India raise - blisters with
rett but irons, and dross them with' .cayenne
pepper. If such treatment does not make
people "smart," we don't know anytling elso
have all heard of asking for bread
and receiving a stone; bail young gentleman
may be considered as still worse treated,ihen
he asks for a young lady's hand and rec isns
her father's foot.
ItralYealt doses of wash boards nre now
. physicians for Indies who
complain ordyspepsia. Young men troubled
in the.same way may bo cured by a prepara
tion of Wood-llorirs. , .
lte,„,lt is said that when a Frenchman has
to wait ho - smokes, a Gorman meditates, an
Italian sleeps, an Englisbnien takes a walk,
and. an American invents some now contovtion.
of his limbs, and .tries to put his feet higher
A Southern paper baring announced that
there was no occupant of the jail in that dis
trict except the jailor; a neigithering journal
remarked that ...it was Tory good, to be surd,
that nobody is in jail—that is, if there is no
body in the distriot that ought lo'be in jail ".
Whereupon the first named editor rejoins that.
ho can assure his ootemporary there is no
body in the district who ought to be in jail,
"and," he adds, "we trust he will not pass
through the plane and disturd the pleasant
re fleetion. "
• It is said by some Yankee to an excellent
plan always ineasere . a. man's length before
you kick him, fur it ss better to bear and
titan to make an unsuccessful attempt
at thrashing a fellow, and get your eye teeth
gerA superficial person, having heard a
popular deulainiek- preach, said to Dr: Bella
my: "Oh, air, I have been fed this evening."
The:doifter added, "So the naliei think, after
having sucked each others ears.". -
jeir•A down east editor professes to have
seen the contrivance the Maine lawyers use
when they "warm up with the subject," and
declares that it is a glass concern rhiob holds
about a pint'.
urn, is an old proverb that "boys will be
boys." What a pity %isn't equally true that
men will be men.
`Some persons can be everywhere at
home; others can sit musingly at home and
ler Sueing a newspaper editor for libel is
about as sensible as to boil a brickbat to get
lamp•oil out of it.
~ What are you looking after, my
dearl"?-said. a very affectionate - Mother to her
"A son.in•law.for father," she replied.
The Bashful Man.
Washington Irving at a'party in England,
one day, playfully asserted that the love of
annexation which the Anglo Saxon race
displayed on every occasion, proceeded proba
bly from its mauvaisc honle rather than its
greediness. As a' proof be cited the story
of a"bashful friend of his, who being asked
to a dinner party, sat down to the table next
to the hostess in a great state of excitement,"
owing.to his recluse life. A few glasses of
wine mounting to his brain, completed'his•
confusion, and dissipated the small •remains
of his presence of mind. Casting biereyes
down, he saw on his lap some white Tinen.-
'Good heavens,' thought. be, 'theft's mj
shirt protruding at my waistband It • .
file immediately commenced to tuck in
the offending portion
.of his dress; but the
More he tucked in, . the more their Seemed
to remain. • , • • •
At last he madeadesperate effort When a •
sudden crash piround hitn,• and, a
froni the coat pany, brought him to his senses.
Ile,had been the (line stuffing the ta
ble-cloth info his breeches, and the last move
had swept everything clean off the table I
Tbus our bashful friend annexed a table
clotb,, thinking it tin k tail:of his own dart. •
UWIILY IMPOItTNAT, LETTER
R. J. BRIZION.INILIDGE,
Let Every "Patriot Read It !
To the ff m: Jo
.rim .C. BrecianrPitie, Tice
of the United S?,ate; and T, ni Senator
Elect from t 1 Commonwealth of Kew
lucky. . .
Fora period of nearly seventy years, the
people of Kentucky, even from the moment
of their own existaince as a,frOe and separate
commonwealth, have bestowed, first upon
your grandfather, and then upon your father,
and then upon yourself, every 'mark'of confi
dence and loveit was in their power to bet
stow; and in no instance -did they ever re•
fuse to either of you any distinction that
either of you was willing to'iccept, and in
no instance did they ever complain that eith
er of you had'come short of what they hatd
expected from you. Such testimonies on
the part of such a people,-accimidated un
til you now find yourself in a' position for
good or evil to.the whole nation, scarcely in
forior to-that of any other 'person, increase
all the ordinary responsibilities which rest
upon you to the very highest degree, and add
.new ones to the mostaiffacting that can. ad
dress :themselves to a true heart. Every
man in this nation, still more every man in
' the Commonwealth -which has so signally
honored you, will ponder these things just
in ,the degree that they expect or hope any
thing from you, .this season, which you
have yourself, in the'.most public and ern.-
phatic manner; declared to be full of peril to
the whole American people,. and most ' pa.
culiarly to the people of Kentucky: I know
yoti will admit that every one of them has
the right to addreSs to you these noble re•
dections—warning you by them, in a
nerat once earnest and confiding, that your
.pet4e do not expect you to allow their des
tiny to' be compromised, and yourself to be
overborne and carried, away by events and
parties; but that-they expectand desire that,
let what may como, - you should ,so counsel,
an act that Kentucky may do her part, as '
becomes her; for the safety and glory of the
whole—and that when the wor it come she
may live or die aceordin,g 'to her own free
and separate sense of hers-duty and honor.
Nor is there one . among them all, who from
a private station and impelled only by the
deepest interest in the country and in you,
could. more properly than myself address-to
you words of confidence and of. hope, and
urge upon you considerations connected-alike
,with your own fame and the glory of year
country, whose duo weight, may be" easily'
overlooked amidst the' passionate violence
which to all calm men seems to prevail at
As'to the dissolution of the American
Union—the settled and deliberate conviction
of Kentucky is that it'no remedy for any
whatever, but that'it is itself the direst
of alrcalainitiest - Kentacky'mover had any
existence as a commonwealth, except as one
of the States of the American Union. She
never had a disloyal thought towards that
Uttion—er tosiard any sister State; 'she never.
for an instant desired to enlarge her rights
under the Federal constitution—or to Ozer
else any of those rights olfensivelyor to de.
ny to others their equal rights' ender that
- . ,
constitution. Wholly unable to comprehend of political 'parties, by,w
madness of the pee
how it can be the interest of any State to Sc. public men or by what
cede front the Union—or how the right to Pie, the country has been brought to the verge
1 of public violence, upon a 4 tOpic which has
secede can be considered anything else but
! been familiar to every .one ; , since the first'
purely revolutionary, she sees nothing in the
past conduct of the Federal Government tot settlement of this
,continikit, are questions
justify secession, if it were arena' ccinstitu. which this generation will have to answer to
Lionel remedy; nothing in the aspect of the 1 generations which are to come., The Ives
times promising anything but disaster to the Nous which we should answer to ourselves
country, to every , seceding State, and most I are, what is the precise , the difficul
'especially to herself, from the application off ty how—and in what'manner may that diffi
any such remedy, whether by war, by reVolu• tufty be surmounted. If certain people of
tion, by the formation of new confederacies, the North come feloniously among the peo
or by the secession of individual States. I
pie of the South and are put to death for their
As' far as she can understand, it is mainly cranes; and then
.if other people even in
the unruly passions ,m• • unreasonable men, I greater numbers, glorify the deed felons as
martyrV, but take carved • not commit any"
and the violent assertions of dubious, or to
say the least, extreme rights—and the mad overtiratiinkbe hung; it seems to me that
nets of political parties in their struggle Tor the very most the of all proposals against
power, oififilms brought the country to its such dangers and such annoyances is the
preseet perilous condition. The true ,reine. overthrow of the Federal government, It
dy fdrsuclidisorders is not the breaking up; may be possible that government can never•
of the government, but the due enforcement I do nll that needs to be done, it limy be possi
of the laws; and posterity will execrate to, blo to pervert it to the doing of• intolerable
the end of time, whatever government shalll mischief; but in the former case the lablt"Of
allow the the lawless conduct of 'any portion power in the Federal government result*
of the people to run into secession, lir to, from the very nature of our institutions—
drive others into it. The lives 'of traitors 1 and intolerable abuse Of power in the latter
ought not to weigh a feather against the' case wotild necessarily be followed by the.
peace and security, much less agaitist,the ('universal -arming of all the slave Stases. The
very existence of the nation, and their blood i real difficulty does not lie in any such grounds
cements instead of weakening the foundations as these, nor its remedy in anything that can ,
of society.—Civil war itself within the Union be done touching such aspects' f the case.
horrible as civil war always is, is necessarily In like manner those great questions of the
temporary, and is consistent with the ulti. i rer.dition of fugitive slaves by the northond
mate preservation of everything distinctive 1 . of the foreign slave trade at. the South', are
in our Present nationality, and ih all our in. I finally settled so far as the Constitution end
stitutions, general and particular; and a uni• l laws of Congress can settle them, and it re•
versal war at this time, within the _Union, l mains for the legal tribunals and the Exe
could hardly fail to end in the permanent i cutive authority to enforce the laws in both:
esteblishment, for the whole country; of just 1 respects. That during periods of unusual
what our fathers. established _from 1776 to' excitement those laws,touchingboth subjects,
1789. But after the division of the Union I may be imperfectly administered, is extreme
upon the slave line, and the necessary break ly probable; but that the north will openly
ing miter fierce and interminable war along defy the power of the liiition and permanent.
a frontier extending frond this Atlantie Ocean ly refuse - to execute the fugitive 'slave , vr
to the western border of Missouri, no man and that the south will act n a similarmen
.Can foresee a state orease when pence can , ner with respect to the foreign slave trade, is
be ever preserved along-that frontier, as wel l what no man is justified in asserting. lad
as it can be in the Union, and .any man can mit that the permanent continuance oh the .
see that any future , Vision of the divided Union would be impoSsible if the north orthe
portions of the confederacy," if any .Union south should deliberately persist in such, a re- •
@hall ever be possible, must be upon the very volt against the constitution and laws, if at'
terms which now exist. "tbe inevitable effect the same time the Federal Administration
of the recent events at Harper's Ferry, taken should be too feeble or timid to coerce- obe
all together, most be to give a degree of se 1 dience. But surely no such revolt either
curity to the whole slave frontier within the ~ north or south, and no such imbecility in the
Union which no part of it can ever have out i Federal Government as justifies- the over
of the' Union, and the.handful of white-men throw of,our national institutions can be el
and negroes whose follies and crimes were; leged to exist. If the minds of man were
consummated there would probaby be the , calm, or if their thoughts would be directed '
Illinois they were the first, to'try such an at.' steadily to the zenith that must follow the
tempt: The whale case ought to be to every 'dissolution of the Union it seems impossible
reflecting man, a demonstration of the in.es ' of belief that adequate motives, for such an
timable_value of the Union, both as it sets • act, could be foetid in the existing atete of .
bounds to the -passions of men, and as it these questions. t, -
enables us to punish crime by due course of , .I. know: Abet it ts alleged• that the settled '
law, instead of by private oe public ear,„---_,doctrinesanddeliberateputposes of ehatgreat
Kentucky is through , choice a slave State .' party , in the North;whieh was formerly call-
When.forming her first constitution in 1792 ' ed abOlitionits, and is,now called republican,
when forming her second- constitution in ' amount' to nothing short of an organized and
1798, and when forming her present consti " fanatical crusade against the institution of.
tution in 1850, the whole subject was care slavery as it exists 111 fifteen States of the
fully eoneiderecl by her people, and each : Union, and there is the utmost probability
time decided in the same manner; and it is ' that it will ultirnately, perhaps speedily ac
probable that at the present moment then ~quire controlling influence over every depart?
is less disposition among her people to make ! meat of the federal government ; and that,
any . change•on that Subject than at any,other the slave States cannot, consistently, with _
period. Two facts'of greaiiinportance Moat ;honor, with Prudence , awith safety, map,
not however, be Overldoked. , d'be first is that i ue members of a' Union controlled by-such
no considerable portion of thepeciPle of Ken ' ! a party, or subject to a government„adrairi, .
Lucky have ever held extreme views in favor, istered by,,,them. To this , letlae ;say,. first
of slavery, while a.very large proportion of .# of all; that, if every word were true and mis. •
the, people have tolerated without preferring taro, the wise, manly '
and successful &term..
It, and while the: common opinion of the l' five woUld be, not the dissolutiliu of the Union ~-
people has always been that the. relative '•,. but the recovery - of the country, by forceyif
growth of diewhite (menthe black race would •., nocessary;lrotri.thostaita shall have !Mimi- •
belteater and greater continually, and . 11 . ';, ted its constitution.' or can there besmy
some feture,verheps . dietant period, slavery ',- doubt that thetinjtedßeith and she mitten. .
would become an insignificant element in the I ty of the North ',Will' be "always acid, always ato 'every
condition.of the State .' The second 'faetit intent, without, or Witherme, more powerful
tblit Kentucky has all along been exposed in the Union, than the united—much less
along a frontier of seven hundred miles 'O.l the divided—South. 9ver can be out of it.
river border, to greater evil and losses then, Nor does it appear to' me_to be loyal fi:i the
allslave States which ,
,have no free frontiers people of the North who are ' faithfulto the
put together; yet she hes,neverfor a moment , constitution - even if' they were the'smeller
Isl 00 per annum In advanet ,
/ $2 00 If not paid In advatieo
manifested any sense of alarm or insecurity
—made nee of any threats, clamor or abuse,
or entertained a single thought of secession
She has uniformly acted with cattiness ;
modey,atlna and dignity; her citizens have
ufacirnily relied upon the.laws for redress
_against such as laws could reach, and against
the lawless promptly redressed themselves,
leaving to those who did not approve het
ways, to amend their own, or choose. their,
own remedyagainst ter. Undoubtedly she
has great cause to be disatisfied; undoubted.
ly her people are the last ht the world to put
up with either injuries or insults; unthaubted- •
lv she would be prompt: to take up aims
against any odds; when, she thought no hOpe
was left but in arms, and undoubtedly who
ever puts her to that extremity will see good
reason to regret having done so..- What I
a'ssert is that for all that has come and gona•
she sees no reason for the ruin of the coon.
try, none for the dissolution of the Union,
none for the secession of any State by retro•
lotion or otherwise, none, for, allowing her
self to be forced into a position fatal to her
by the fanaticism of a portion of the people
of the North, and the passion of a portion of•
the South. Of the fifteen slave States (if
Delaware can properly be_ so consideredYthe
eleven which lio furthersouth than Kentucky
have, as members of -the Federal Union, a
thousand times less cause of complaint than
she has; and will not encounter. the thou
sandth part of her peril if the Union, is die-
s , ,lved. It is Maryland, Virginia,Kentucky
:led Missouri, that have borne 'al the loss
:ind annoyance, and aro to bear all the im
p 3nding peril, It is to these four States,
therefore, that tho decision of the national
aspoctsof those impendint, perils emphatic:al
ly appertains, so far es that decision apper.
tains, to the Slave States at all.' And every
wise and every generoes impulse ought to
prompt the people of the other eleven States
,whatever. course of action is' die. •
n2provei by these four border States. And
these fourtgreat Atates aro bound . by the .
itigllest considerations, both of patriotism
and of interest, to throw their united weight
against all sudden, rash and. unconstitetion- " •
111 action on the part of the slave States, and
if, the worst comes, to secure for themselves
a position compatible at once withiheir hon^
or, their freedom and their safety. In like
manner aho-border-free States,^New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, ladiana, Illinois and
lowa, ought to remember that, their borders
aro as much exposed as'ours, anti that multi
tudes of confederations, besides numerical• --
force, enter into all warfare; and- above all,i
into border war. So that on them; with, ref.,
erotica to the numerous free States • behind
‘tholurrest tile dutiand'right of deciding the •
national aspect of the subject of slavery, ow
the free side of the Hee, just as it rests With -
the bordevalave States on the other side. It •
may be confidently asserted „that posterity
will hold these six liorder • free States. and
these four bordet slave 'States, responsible
for the fate of this nation at the presentcrisis
And they 'will deserve itslasting contempt,
if, with" their, central position across the re.
public, and their irresistible force, they per•
mit the country . to be ruined . and disgraced.
and • theasielves thrown into a position of
endless mutual hostility, along m common
frontier of 1500 miles. And for what reason? ,
And for whose benefit? .
By what blindness and by what violence