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CURE OF A CANCEROUS SORE.
SING SING, January 21, 1843.
DR. BENJAMIN BRANDRETII:
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Love, and Home, and Native Land.
When o'er the silent deep we rove,
More fondly then our thoughts will stray
To those we leave—to those we love,
Whose prayers pursue our wat'ry way.
When in the lonely midnight hour
The sailor takes - his watchful stand,
His heart then feels the holiest power
Of love, and home, and native land.
In vain may tropic climes display
Their glittering shores—their gorgeous shells;
Though bright birds wing their dazzling way,
And glorious flowers adorn the dells ;
Though nature, there prolific, pours
The treasures of her magic hand,
The eye—but not the heart, adores:
The heart still beats for native land.
THE LADY'S SLIPPER.
Look, Harriet,' said Charles Percy to his sister,
as he entered the room where she eat sewing, see
what a prize I have found.
• A lady's slipper. How odd to think of a lady
loosing her shoe.'
6 Only see how small it is, and of what perfect
Yes, quite perfect. It was doubtless made by
a great pains-taking shoemaker.'
That is nothing—don't you see it has been
worn enough to become perfectly adapted to the
.So it has. Well the owner must be a second
4 I wish,' said he, that I could get a sight of her
face, that I might know if it is comparable with
And what then?'
Why, I believe I should fall in love with her.'
I don't know how your wish can be gatified,
unless you advertise the slipper.'
That won't do. In the first place it is not
worth advertising, and if it were, there is no lady
who would choose to come forward anti claim a
'lt was purchased, it seems, at No. - Wash
Yes, but hundreds of ladies purchase their
Few of the hundreds, however, could wear one
so smell " this. As you are wall acanainterl with
the owner of the establishment, I would, were I in
your place, ask hint about it. If she be a custo
mer, he will bo able to inform you who she is at
believe I will take your advice,' he replied, and
the next minute he was on his way to Washington
I am glad to find you alone, Mr. —,' said
he, as he entered the store. ' I have found a lady's
slipper, which is so beautiful, that I have a great
curiosity to ascertain the owner. Can you tell me l'
I am not certain, but I believe it belongs to
No, no, that cannot be—she is old and ugly.'
But she has a pretty foot.'
At this moment a handsome carriage, drawn by
a pair of pampered, jet-black horses, drew up before
the door. A black servant alighted, and approach
ing the carriage window, received some orders which
were given in a low, musical voice. He then entered
the store, and asken Mr. if he would let the
lady in the carriage look at some black kid slippers.'
What number 1'
The exact size,' said he, with a significant look
at Percy, as he handed the servant the slippers.
A small hand, to which a fashionable-colored
glove was exactly fitted, was reached forth to receive
them. Percy endeavored to obtain a glimpse of
her face, but a thick veil baffled his curiosity. A
pair was soon selected, for which the servant having
paid, the carriage rolled lazily away.
The lady of the slipper,' said Percy.
Without doubt, but I am entirely ignorant of
I think she is not a resident of the city,' said
I think not, and if she has ever called here be
fore, I could not have been present.'
Percy now left the store, determining within
himself to keep the carriage in his eye, till it arrived
at its final place of destination. For this purpose
ho struck into a brisk walk, making his speed nearly
equal to that of the lazy hor&s. In a minute or
two, the carriage stopped before a stationer's shop,
which enabled him to come up with it. As he
walked slowly past it, ho obtained another glimpse
of the thick veil, but whether it contained a face
handsome or ugly, remained still a most profound
mystery. With a little dexterous manocuvering ho
was able to keep eight of the carriage without his
object becoming apparent, 'till it drew up before an
elegant mansion in Summer street. Here the lady
alighted, though without throwing back her veil.—
Her figure was very fine, but her dress was so long
that he could not come to any satisfactory condo
-1 sion about the slipper. It subsequently happened
that he frequently had occasion to pass through
Summer street. One scorning as he was strolling
leisurely along by the house, which, to him, consti
tuted the chief point of attraction, he was overtaken
by a young man of his acquaintance.
. You seem to be quite taken with the elegance
alibis mansion,' said he; 'are you going to build
one on the same phut?'
I was looking at those beautiful plants,' replied
Percy, stammering and changing color.
They are indeed beautiful. The lady or ladies
of the family must have a line taste for cultivating
Another gentleman by the name of Hanson join.
.1 them in season to hear the last remark.
You are admiring Miss Floyd's flowers, I find,
, Floyd,' repeated Percy, eagerly, , is Floyd the
name of the lady who resides here?'
, So I have been informed.'
'Have you never seen her 1'
No, but I have seen her brother.'
Well, what of him How old is he—how does
As it is impossible to answer three questions at
once, I will take them in the order you put them.--
He is, I understand, a native of one of the Northern
States, which he left at a youthful age for New
Orleans, where he entered into business, and, in the
course of twenty-five years' residence, amassed a
splendid fortune, which he intends to enjoy in our
own good city. He is, as near as I can judge, about
forty-five, and is what may be called, if not hand
some, remarkably good looking.'
Sister to a man forty-five,' thought Percy.—
'She may possibly, though not probably-, be of the
youthful age of thirty, or thirty-five, and I have
been keeping her slipper in a rose-wood box, and
have, every night, contemplated it with as much
devotion as a Pagan would one of his little deities,
besides which, I have managed to get several peeps
at it during the day time?'
Just as he had finished this mental soliloquy, Mr.
Floyd and lady appeared at the door of the man
sion. Ho gave her his arm, and they descended
the steps. As she now wore no veil, Percy obtain
ed a full view of her face, which appeared as if it
had been visited by the airs of fifty instead of fifteen
summers, which he had fixed in his own mind as
the probable age of one who could wear so small
and symmetrical a slipper.
I forgot to mind her foot,' said he, rousing him
self from the revery into which he had fallen, at the
sight of the antiquated damsel on whom he had lav
ished so many thoughts in vain.
You have deprived yourself of no great plea
sure, I imagine,' said Hanson, laughing at the se
rious air of Percy, in forgetting to look at a wo
man's foot. who is fifty or sixty years old—but I
promised to meet my friend Frazier at eleven, and
it lacks only five minutes of the hour.'
now sepantteu, anu rercy atreenng
his steps to Washington street, fell in with Mr.
Since I last saw you, Percy,' said he, 'I have
ascertained that the name of the lady in the car
riage, which stopped at my store the other day when
you were present, is Floyd, and that she is the—"
At this moment, a boy whom he had sent to the
post office, met hint, and presented him with sever
al letters. Glancing his eye at the postmark of one
of them, Ah,' said he, 'here is the very letter I
was wishing for. Had it failed to come, it would
have been a hundred dollars damage to me,' and
forgetting the Floyds, he bowed to Percy, and has
tened to his store in order to puruso his letter.
'I will give you the beautiful slipper,' said Percy
to his sister, when he returned home, thr I have
had a sight of the owner, and site looks old enough
to be our grandmother, and is so ugly—Aunt Peg,
the herb-woman, is a beauty to her.'
, Thank you for your generosity,' replied Harriet,
I have heard you tell a great steal about beauty,
of late, Charles,' said his mother, and in such a
manner as if you thought personal attractions of
the first consideration. I hope when you come to
choose a wife, it will not be solely for her beauty.'
'I cannot say, mother, that I should like to mar-
ry a woman who was not beautiful.'
.Yet I trust you will not let beauty blind you to faults
of temper and defective education, for let me assure
you, that after marriage your preceptions will be
likely to undergo a great change. You will gradu
ally become clear-sighted to the faults of your wife,
while you will every day think lees and less of her
You speak us if you thought a good tempered,
well educated girl was rarely to be found. Now it
appears to me that I can name a dozen, to one who
is really beautiful.'
Let mo hear what you consider a good educa-
Why such an one as every female, who has the
means, can obtain at our best schools—such an ono,
foi instance, as Margaret Boyle has, who possesses,
it is said, a thorough knowledge of the solid, as well
the showy branches.'
You seem to overlook the domestic part of a
girl's education, which must bo acquired at home,
in the room of our best schools, yet I dare say that
you would rather sit down to a good breakfast on a
keen morning in January, than watch your wife
while solving a problem in Euclid, or listen to her
while playing the most ravishing air on the harp or
Undoubtedly, but I should not expect the labour
of preparing my breakfast to devolve on my wife.'
No, but it might sometimes so happen OS to
make it necessary for her to superintend its prepar
ation, which she could not do properly, without
some practical knowledge of the culinary art.
According to your idea, mother, I know of but
just one girl in the world, who has a good education,
and that is my pretty sister here; I therefore see
nothing for me, but to remain a bachelor.'
' Muria, who had silently listened to the forego-
ing conversation, now took the opportunity to in
form her brother that, during his absence, Mrs.
Leavitt had sent an invitation for them all to attend
a select party that evening, and that her molter
and she had concluded to accept, if he would go
Oh, I shall go, of course,' he replied, for the
Leavitta are great favorites of mine.'
When Mrs. Percy and her eon and daughter
arrived at Mrs. Leavitt's, most of the company had
already assembled. They had been there only a
few minutes, when Mr. and Miss Floyd, were
'Look, Mr. Percy,' said Margaret Boyle, 'and
see what you think of Grace Floyd, the lady from
Oh, I have seen her already, and she looks more
like a Fury than a Grace,' added he mentally, at
the moment turning to answer the question of
Mr. Percy, who can those strangers be V said
the lady who had just claimed his attention.
He followed the direction of her eyes, and beheld
Mr. Floyd, with a young and exceedingly lovely
girl leaning on his arm.
Her dark, lustrous eyes, with their long, drooping
lashes would of themselves almost atone for the
absence of all other beauty, but her complexion was
of that clear and deli cute kind which frequently
accompanies dark eyes, and very dark hair, and her
small rosy mouth was full of the sweetest expession.
Her form, which was slight and perfectly symme
trical, was attired in an elegant and simple dress,
and the hem of her robe rested on the instep of the
smallest and moat beautiful foot in the world.—
was so absorbed in the contemplation of the
lovely vision so unexpectedly presented to his view,
that he forgot to answer his fair interrogator, 'till
oho repeated her question. He sought an early
opportunity to be introduced to her, and before the
evening was half spent, was completely enthralled
by the fair enchantress. Mrs. Percy, too, was so
won by her amiable and unassuming manners, that
she could not help secretly fearing that even her
cool judgment might be imperceptively biassed,
especially when she took into view the unequalled
loveliness of her person. As for Harriet, her admi
ration of her was only second to her brother.
From that evening Percy and Grace Floyd fre
quently met, and he soon had the felicity of feeling
assured that he was the most favored of the , voterics
that knelt at her shrine. Mrs. Percy watched the
o';i f ss of
t!sffueniti anx iety,
the absence of that domestic knowledge. which,
although not apparent to ever); eye, must be the
fountain head whence emenates those streams of
comfort which make home the one green spot in the I
desert of life. It was most probable, that, deprived
of her mother in her infancy, nurtured in the ener
vating climate, and surrounded by every luxury
which whim could suggest, or money procure, that
should any caprice of fortune deprive her of wealth,
she would be utterly helpless and miserable. She
did not conceal these reflections from her son, but
when did a young man of twenty-five, deeply en
amored with a beautiful and fascinating woman,
permit the caution of maturer years to weigh against
the vivid and glowing picture of happiness, painted
by his own imagination 1 In six weeks froni the
evening he first saw her, he was the accepted lover
of Grace Floyd, and in a few weeks: more they
Never did a young couple enter upon the most
serious and important era of life under happier au
spices. Percy inherited an ample fortune, indepen
dent of his mother and his lovely bride, who re
ceived from her father as a marriage dower, fifty
thousand dollars, and would, if she survived him, he
the sole heiress of his immense wealth, he having
already secured to his sister, Miss Persia Floyd, an
annuity of one thousand dollars a year.
As Percy had recently engaged in extensive, and
what were deemed very profitable speculations,
Grace wished him to increase his capital by the ad
dition of her dower, but this, though sanguine of
success, he positively refused, and by the advice of
Mb. Floyd, who had, after his return from New
Orleans, disposed of the greater part of his proper
ty in the same manner, it was invested in bank
It was not long before Percy found that what he
bud mistaken for gold and precious gems, were only
bubbles. They burst, and he was left penniless.—
He had, a short time before his marriage, purchased
ose of the most elegant houses in the city, which
was furnished throughout in a style of unrivalled
magnificence. They had been fortunate in their
choice of servants, and every thing moved on with
the regularity of cluck-work. When Percy became
assured that the last dollar of his property had floa
ted away on the dreamy sea of speculation, he shut
himself up in his counting-room, and brooded over
his situation in bitterness of spirit. It was true
that his wife's fifty thousand dollars remained un
touched, butt would be necessary for them to cur
tail their expenses in every respect. The house
must be sold, a great part of the costly furniture
sacrificed, and Grace, whose personal and mental
Charms had rendered her the brightest star in the
very highest circle of fashion, must descend from
her sphere. In the midst of these reflections and
their attendant train of bitter fancies, some one rap
ped at the door. He unlocked it, and Mr. Floyd,
his father-in-law, stood before him. Percy started
back for he was so pale as to appear almost ghastly.
Mr. Floyd spoke first.
. • I am, said he, ' a ruined man. Theban),c where
I had placed my own and my daughter's prnr.rty,
Then, my dear sir, we can shake hands together,'
and he briefly explained what had happened to
himself. But the worst of all,' said he in conclu
sion, is to come yet, Poor Grace, she will be over.
whelmed with affliction.'
I should not wonder,' said Mr. Floyd, if she
does not bear it better than either of us. Like th e
rock smitten by the rod of the prophet, the wealth
of many a woman's heart gushes forth most freely
beneath the stroke of adversity. Believe me,
Charles, Grace , has many sterling qualities, which,
as yet, you have dreamed not of.'
While his thoughts thus fondly and proudly tur
ned to his daughter, the color came back to his
cheeks, and his eyes were lit up with animation.
4 The sooner she knows what has happened, the
better, I suppose,' said Percy, taking up his hat.-
1' Will you go with me, sir l'
They proceeded to the house together. They
paused at the threshhold, for harp-notes, which were
yielded to a light and skilful tcu+, mingled with a
rich, liquid voice, stole from an inner apartment.
Tears started to Percys's eyes, as he said in a low
whisper, How can I turn her song of joy into
It will not do for us to linger here,' said Mr.
Floyd, and biking him by the arm, he drew him to
wards the room.
Grace rose at their entrance, her face beaming
with one of her own bright smiles. Percy grasped
her hand convulsively, and the blood forsook hie
. . . . .
You are ill, Charles,' said she, turning pale her•
self. Do tell me what the matter is ?'
.1 cannot—do you'—and he looked imploringly
towards Mr. Floyd.
A few words sufficed to make hiv daughter com
prehend what had happened.
I am glad it is nothing worse,' said she, calmly.
. I feared—l can hardly tell what I feared—but your
appearance, Charles, greatly shocked me.'
. But have you not one tear to give to our fallen
fortunes!' said Percy, with a brightened counte
Not now,' she replied, I know not why, but all
this does nut make me feel half as miserable as I
should imagine it would, or, perhaps, as it ought.'
. Thank heaven,' said Percy, fervently, 'the load
is removed that was bearing down my energies, and
crushing tno to the dust. And now ding us one of
your favorite airs, and we will leave you, for I find
ve-e. nnt eo.iv t rvs 1-Aurpulf, but
that you aro fully equal to the task of comforting
It was apparent to her, that their mode of life must
be thoroughly and immediately changed, and when
they were shout to withdraw, she wan on the point
of observing to her husband, that with his concur
rence, she would dismiss the femaMservants that
very afternoon, but upon second thought, as she felt
almost sure that he would insist on her retaining a
part, she thought it best to make no allusion to the
subject. Fortunately, the last dividend received
front the bank, remained untouched. Having re
quested their attendance in the parlor, ehe explained
to them the necessity of parting with them, paid
them their wages, and gave each a recommendation,
which was well merited. As good servants are
scarce, all, in the course of the ensuing day, had
provided themselves with places, except one. This
was a girl of fourteen, and when after tea, the
others dispersed to their ditlbrent situations, that they
might he ready to enter upon their new duties in
the morning, she nought her mistress.
Margaret,' said Grace, why are you not away
with the rest
I had rather remain, if you please,' replied the
'Are you unable to find a place that pleases you?'
'I have not tried to find one.'
'That is wrong. As I told you yesterday, I have
no longer the means of paying you.'
I don't wish for any pay. All I ark, is to be
permitted to remain with you, and I will do all that
I can to moist you.'
The evidence of the girl's attachment touched
one of those tender chords, which had refused to
thrill beneath the stern touch of misfortune, and
when she had withdrawn, a few tears, which had
more of joy than grief in them, gushed from her
Percy retired that night with feelings which were
by no means enviable. Thoughts of all his mother
had said to him, relative to the domestic education
of a wife, obtruded themselves upon his mind.—
He could not even hope that Grace had any theor
etical, much less practical knowledge of the house
hold tasks, on which, in the morning, she would be
obliged to attempt to enter. His only comfort was,
that she herself, did not appear to shrink from the
prospect before her, but had, from the first, main
tained a uniform cheerfulness of spirits. It was
long before ho full asleep, and when he did, the dis
comforts of an ill-arranged table, of muddy coffee,
heavy, half-baked bread, with other articles to com
pare, farmed the staple of his dreams. When he
rose, instead of remaining in the house, as was his
custom, to read the morning papers while bre:aided
was preparing. he hastened to his mother's to see if
Harriet would come and assist his wife.
Why, she left town day before yesterday,' re.
plied his mother in answer to his question. 'She
has gone to spend a few days with her friend, Lucy
Wayland. Hepsy, too, has taken the opportunity
of her absence, to visit her mother, so that I have
no one except Kathleen, the Irish gib I, who, as yet,
knows nothing about cookery.'
Percy felt very suiseraldb os he bent his stem
homeward, Not that ho cared, for once, to sit down
to an ill-cooked meal, but he knew Clrace was am
bitious and sensitive, and be dreaded to witness her
.1 have just been looking out, to see if you were
coming,' said she, with a smile. .It is seven o'clock,
and breakfast is quite ready.'
Why, who learnt you to make coffee I' said he,
with surprise, as he received a cup of the clear, fra
grant beverage, from her hand.
Aunt Persia,' she quit Cy replied,
And did she learn you to make biscuit, tool' he
inquired, breaking one open, 'Why, this is not
only as white, but as light as a handful of snow
Yes, I am indebted to Aunt Persia for the art of
making coffee, bread, cooking a steak, together with
several other important matters, appertaining to
home-keeping. But the credit of preparing this
breakfast does not all belong to Inc. I found Mar
garet an able and willing assistant.'
It was one of the proudest moments of Percy's
life, when, hearing footsteps, he looked round and
beheld his mother.
'Grace is worthy to be your daughter,' said he,
lirecting her attention to the break-fast-table, and
we shall he most happy to share with you the meal,
which I doubt not, you came with the benevolent
intention to help to prepare;
Mrs. Percy made no reply, but before seating
herself at the table, she took her daughter-in-law's
hand with a look that was sufficiently oxpre:sivz.--.
In a little more than a week, Percy having disposed
of his house in the city, hired a neat cottage a few
miles distant. A plot of ground in front, which was
enclosed by a simple paling, was clothed with a
thick, soft verdure, amid which nestled violets and
other wild flowers, that some former occupant, with
a just taste, had transplanted from their native roll
tudes. A sweet-briar, which reached quite to the
eaves, shaded one of the parlor windows, and a
veteran lilac-bush, which lent its support to a honey
suckle, formed a leafy curtain for another.
As Grace and Harriet were arranging the simple
furniture of a small apartment, which the former
hod named her boudoir, Percy entered, and placed
upon the table a rose-wood box.
What a pretty box,' said Grace, I don't re
member of ever seeing it before.
Lift the lid,' mid Percy.
She obeyed, and beheld a little Hack slipper.
Why, this looks like the very one I one. L....,
'1; 41 d 1P1111d1011tneUty uie WIMP,. lie replied, 'end I
found it some weeks before I found you)
Do tell use, Grace,' said Harriet, bow you
came to meet with so odd an accident as to lose
your shoe V
Why, there happened to be a sudden shower one
day, when I was absent from home, and Aunt Per
sia sent the carriage and a pair of thick shoes. The
slipper, which, with its mute, I rolled in a handker
chief, happened to slip out during its passage from
my friend's house to the carriage.'
'And Charles, who was destined to he its finder,
said Harriet, was so taken with its beauty, that,
slightly altering the old fashioned game of Hunt
the slipper,' his chief amusement was to hunt the
lady of the slipper 'till his efforts wore successful.'
I hope he will never have cause to regret his
success' replied Grace, for lam sure I shall not.'
'Do you not regret the exchange you hove been
obliged to make said Percy.
Not in the least. I already like our country
cottage better than I did our city palace.'
'There is one thing I wish you could have re
tained,' said Harriet.
'And what is that?'
The words had only escaped from her lips, when
the voice of Aunt Persia was heard.
• Wait a minute,' she woo heard to say,' and I will
see where the mistress of the house will like to have
Grace ran to welcome her.
0 I was determined on one thing,' said her aunt,
and that was, that you should have your harp to
cheer you in your solitude, so I privately employed
Mr. Robeson to hid it off for me.'
'How very generous and considerate,' said Grace.
'Now I havo all I want. The music of the harp
will indeed be delightful these still summer even
Percy soon recommenced business with a good
prospect of success. His being obliged, on account
of the distance, to dine in the city, makes the lima
spent at home, doubly delightful. The evenings,
particularly, which are usually passed In his wife's
boudoir, often listening to one of her songs, and
sometimes singing with her a favorite duet, with the
moonbeams looking lovingly through the luxuriant
foilage of a vino which drapes the window, are so
full of quiet happiness, that neither of them would
willingly exchange them for those they were former
ly in the habit of spending amid the brilliant circles
of fashionable life. .
Mr. Floyd, whose health and mind are still ea
vigorous as when he commenced life without • dol
lar, although his sister Perlis thinks her annuity
amply sufficient for the comfortable maintainence of
both, has now a fair pretence for again engaging in
business. He is, he says, although happier than
when after he had invested his property in bank
stock, he had nothing to do, for, like Charles Lamb,
he found no work worse than over work.
v I'm moving in a high circle," au the avveep card
when he turned Morel( round in a chimney pet,