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"To charm the languid hours of solitude,
He oft invites her to the Muse's lore."
The following is one of the neatest songs we hare
yet seen to the popular air of Lucy Neal.' We
find it originally in the Jackson (Miss.) Southron:
Ain— , Lucy NEAL.'
Be still my heart,—do not rebel
Though she has passed away--
The one I loved so long and well,—
The Charming Mary Gray
Oh pour Mary Gray ;
My awn lov d Mary Gray ;
Those eyes of light that shone so bright,
Are gone with Mary Gray.
There is no charm in song fur me,
Nor beauty in the day ;
For kill my thoughts will upward. lieu
To heaven with Mary Gray,
Oh poor Mary Gray ,
My sainted Mary Gray;
For—far ahuve,in realms of love,
Dwells my sweet Mary Gray.
How wavily roll on the days—
How dim the sun's bright rays !
One only thought upon me prays—
Thu thought of Mary Gray,
Oh poor Mary (Amy ;
My matchless Mary Gray ;
My every thought with thee is fraught,
My own dear Mary Gray.
I'll welcome death when he shall come,
Nor, pining, wish to stay,
Tor, in her pure, celestial bourn,
I II meet my Mary Gray,
Oh poor Mary Gray ;
Departed Mary Gray,
I'll lease this rphere;ao cold and &ear;
To meet toy Mary Gray.
Till then my life Phan pima in dream,
And visions round me play,
For then on me with love shall beam
Those eyes of Mary Gray,
Oh poor Mary Gray,
Olt poor Mary Gray,
Still be my theme, my hope and dream—
My own lov'd Mary Gray.
Prehistory Linea to the Memory of the late
Thomy Hood, Esq.
Farewell ! Farewell ! Tow lioon,
Many a day shall come
Before a head and heart so good,
Be deatin'tl to the tooth!
Thou wort Apollo's child,
Burn in n frolic hour—
Each Atutio and Grace upon thou smird,
Within thy cradle bow'r
They kise ' d thee all-then fled,
For MOMUS was at hand-
Who took then from thy infant tad,
And guoo then this command:--
IBut seldom heed the smiles
Of those who just have flown—
And I'll give thee a world of wiles,
Shall make all earth thine own.
Thou Ault bo King of Jest,
Gf Wit's boot witchery—
ao—heed this nay farewell behest,
And Lord of liutnor be !'
And it was so—fur rate
Was thy all-serious lay—
Tho' once thy fancy thou didst dare,
On , Alidsununer's Day!'
Still laughter was thy god—
. And ne'er was Wisdom known
Her hoary locks to elflike and nod,
Aa 'fore thy mirthful throne
But Yorick! Now where lies
The mind that caus'd the ' roar t t
Par up within the blessed skies,
'Tie groin—to come no more!
farewell ! Farewell ! dam shade,
Thy loss, 'tis vain to
Spirits like thine, that have essay'd
Hess na porch roust hack return !
§woot day, ad cued, ao culla, so bright,
The bridel of the earth and eky,
fitteeet dews shell weep thy fell to•mght,
Fur thou must die.
Sweet rose, whose hue, angry and brave,
Bids the rash gazer wire his eye,
Thy root is over in its grave,
And thou must die.
Sweet spring full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows you have your closes,
And all must die,
Only it ewett and virtuous soul. '
Like t , ettsoned timber never give.,
Put when the whole world turns to coal,
Then chiefly lives.
MIN~~I::~ ~N~TJNa
CHECH-IVIATED; i subject—the extent of that antipathy became grea- fleeted, could that object be attained. AII contest ' I have been led to believe him a very exemplary 'Tie fortit. I now possess hail been, feet, hod his
OR, THE NOBLE REVENGE, ter: and as Mackissun's principles fairly developed , with Vincent in debate or general acqirement, he young imam' I male use of the kiln discredit,' report of thy chrinicter been received. 1 can pro
themselves, Vincent saw the necessity of having as : was reluctantly compelled to admit, was vain. ' continued Mackisson ; ' but I perceive I have al- duce an attorney on who. credulity he played sue
tend a 'Oh es, revenge is let moralists con
little in common with his companion as possible. i Vincent was too far in advance, and too industrious ' ready said too much.' ' For heaven's Like ex•• cessfnlly for a time: My hopes of domestic klic
: they will,' said p a
young '
man whom we wi ll I
name Mackisson, while in conversation, with anoth
ere is something of testacy in Mutters were in this state when another discussion, ! himself, to permit a fair chance of speedy equality. ' plain yourself,' exclaimed the party ;' I ant free its were basely threatened. !fele is a letter ink
cr. Nay,
attended with the mortifying circumstance of pub- I Would games of skill effect the object? It seemed to confess to you that Vincent is much interested titonsly maligning my cottiluet to a 'Ay whom f
the pleasu re more, th
which we feel when we have it in our '
licity, gave a fresh impetus to this mutually oppos- ; unlikely. Vincent was no admirer of, and seldom in the result of my enquiries respecting him.'-- ' have the honer to esteem, and which lam enabled
power to repay with interest the injury or insult
tag principle. Mackieson and Vincent were pre- . played them. Little credit W. therefore to be pro• ' ' Then it is the more necessary that I should hold to trace an emenating front hie bonds. He has em
which we have undergone.'
sent on an occasion in which an ; argument arose cured by excelling hi m at them. 13ut there wits my peace,'said !deckles. T
. o further solteitat'unde nail his hostility mid his allll , ll6nlPll feelings, for
„say .
.0, machi..o., ,
,whomon the subject of party spirit, and its effects 011 aa- : one game, superior to them, all confie ; sedly a game replied, 'I beg to nature you sir, that I know (with , might I know, up to this very moment of time; for
the pleasure is rather that of
we will call 'Vincent; tiers.
Al usual, Mackisson took a prominent part, a mind, a which Vincent was devotedly fond, much emphasis on the word) notkin g calculated here is anode:: letter dated to day, addressed to one
and addressing himself frequently to Vincent, ulti- and at which he possessed the reputation of being to affect our good opinions of Vincent's character.' lof toy most intimate friends, scntelnlouttly, yet ee'•
a demon exulting in his own bug paisions, than of
mately involved hint in the discussion. As it be- , . expert player. VVa.s it possible to contend with , ' Can you net tell me something of this young man ' cretly as lie imagined, inisreinesetiting ciri , tunstam•
a human being post of rational and moral
come warm, however, the latter proposed thatalt : bun at this game—to vanquish him with his own , which may dissippale these doubts?' said the in- ces which transpired between us.' Vincent egaitt
qualities. My creed is that of our celeltrated phi- cone
cease, there being no necessity for permit- I weapons? Oh what triumph fur hint, Mackisson! I quires, addressing himself generally to those pre , - ' paused, and gluncing his eyes sluw ly around the ta
losoplier Bacon. "In taking 'aveng he remark.,
man is but even with his enemy, but in passing ling it to proceed to the extent which it promised I what humiliation for his opponent if it were! And I eat. 'Wo know nothing of him,' they replied, ! tile, permitted them to rest fixedly for a moment, bet
to do. t should it be possible! Nights and days would he ' 'except that he is very reserved, and is not aI. ' only for a mom, 111, 011 Maiisson. The letter was
it over, he is euperior." Again, “Thet which is
,I'll allow it to e
ease said Mackisson, 'if you ad- . i t erate to all the intricacies of th e game, to all the eral favourite.' One other attempt did the party exceedingly pale. 'What think you, gentlemen,'
past and gone id irrecoverable, and wise men have ' .
alit yourself vanquished!' mysteries of the several moves; and then, when he make to obtain some explicit information from he again continued, ' should be the punielintent of
enough to do midi things present and to come;
, B '
ynu means,' replied the other; 'yet I am no had rendered himself master of them, then he I Mackisson, but the reply added the more to his per- such u wretch!' .1t is impl , ssible to suggest one too
therefore they do but trifle with themselves that la
longer disposed to con ti nuo t h e argunietit : Those, would challenge and conquer hie opponent, under ; pleaity, 'ft does not Leconte me,' said Mackisson ignoluittious,' observed a gitest. •lie eboUld fie
bar in past 'natters.'
however, who entertained opinions similar to Via- circums tuteesshouldobli terate the memory of :' to repeat that which might after all, be but the to. scouiged beyond the limits of respeephle society,'
t that
'Mere th core, I assure you, if not something hor-
and .
.... .
hall in a degree aba cloned their cause
. , all past discomfitures. suit of unfounded suspicions.' Mathison won said another. •He should be publicly whipped,'
&ring on hypocrisy,' retorted the other. 'Bacon to ~
advocacy, wa re not desirous that the discus
aware that a vague allegation oft Limes more surely cried a Mild. hlackiseen's agony wee intense .he
himself was not celebrate ) fin. too grid an alter - .
mon should terminate in so unsMistectory a man-
I blights the character of an individual than any deli- contemplated the meltable ia ullititliatiall a all this
I some Went, a Moe gh of a second grade. To re
ence to the principles which he taught."
tier. At their solicitations, then, he again replied 1
'Some of those principles, however , replied I'm-
to .. . , solve to prosecute the study a the ganic.iwo s to d o I nits charge. The mind has in the former case the wrath on his 01 . 111 head. 'N,IIIIC hied' shouted a
the positions which had beeneesumed by Mack- I entire circle of offences through which to wander: fourth. He started. This iii,l,,d wit what he
so, Every spate moment was devoted to it—all
cent, 'among which I nutnber that respecting re
isson, and the argument approached a climax. 'You !
pleasures sacrificed to it. Every move was in the latter but a solitary segment of the circle. dr.Jed; title indeed would be the acme a shame
vengee are of themselves immortal and incontro
say,' continued Vincent, •that party spirit is bencti- 1
! patiently investigated, and a variety of combine- W e should not understand Mickisson's clime- and humiliation. 'l'o lio pointed at as a hypocete, un
cial to society, by reason of the force which it en- I
'Nonsense: why should we not avenge the utju- . . . , tions committed to heart over and over again; and ter aright, were we to suppose he avoided the so- ingrate, a liar! Oh how bitterly he tepented hae.
genders, and that that force being in a right three- I
! lit en, when tic thought himself eufliciently roll- ciety a Vincent while thus calumniating him. On 1 lug given away to an unprincipled jealonsy end a
ry we have received?'
lion,good must result . How if it be in a wrong? '
'One reason is, that we On no ultimate good; - ! feeling of
i mulielous revenge! He would have giv
'We must prevent t front being so.' him, transmitting at the saute time invitations to ted an apparent deference and respect towards him ee much to have crept out silently and unobserved.
on the contrary we insure to ourselves evil.'
'I should like much to hear how you make that ' :low wilt you • nrevent it!' all their mutual acquaintances lobe there. Vincent I which he had never before exhibited. It is the The overwhelming sentence of social eseuntatuni
'By inculcating correct opinions. r
went, and found to his surprise many persons as- part of low and revengeful cunning to wear the eation would then pass over computati,ly unkee
, 'But does not the existence of party !pint imply „,,,bi o d.
The feeling, however, soon wore off.— mask of friendship, that it may the more securely ' Jed.Butescape w as ' ihl' 0 6 f ault I
miposs e. ii
the existence of two factions at least!' Mackisson was unusually gay, and somewhat mar- wound. : presented itself. Would Vincent relent? Olt no!
'lt does.' Iced in his attentions to Vincent. The latter, re- I ' —there was nu commission in that indignant voice
'Well, then, can both of them bo in the right?' garding this conduct as the result of a desire to , —no mercy in that determined look. 'Name hind'
'Certainly not.' atone for the occurrence of the lust meeting, re- shouted the voice 'mune him! (MaeLieson telt a
'Can it be for the good of society that say body epontled with cordiality, At length Mackisson ' sickening sensation at heart; his brain reeled)—
of men should be in the wrong?' I proposed to Vincent that they should play a guise i natne him, that we may brand him as an unprinci
'Of course not. lof chess. ' I suppose he added there is very little pled wretch and base &father.' -I will not name
:And yet this is party spirit!' A laugh from his probability of my being conqueror; having but him,' said Vincent calm/y: lie knows the obloquy
opponents, Vincent's supporters, annoyed Mackie- w Rhin the last few weeks acquired a knowledge of which he has incurred, and will up ::elate my pre
.ot exceedingly; and already at a lose, he flounder- I the game.' The truth at once occurred to Vincent;
scut forbearance and forgiveness.' Muckiesou ai
cd on in the discussion. i Mackisson had learned the game to compete with that moment felt that he could die to serve the man
'No, no, you do not understand me,' he cantina- ' him, and the guests had been assembled to witneee I whom he had hitherto bent every energy to end.-
eil, after to short but embarrasing pause. •I do not what he undoubtedly expected would be his triumph I rase and defame.
intend that .y body of men should entertain ce- • Mackieson,' observed Vincent, giving utterance to i
roneous opinions. I would have all mankind odvo- ' his suspicions, 'I perceive this is a preconcerted I
eating correct principles,'i challenge I' • I candidly confess it,' said Mackie-
'Well, then, suppose they were?' I son, ' and these gentlemen will bear witness of my
I 'lf they were wo should have the benefit of their I intention to win back the many laurels I have lost.'
united force tending in the right direction.' I ' A challenge, a challenge!' cried the guests : let's
'Where, thee, would be the patty sphit for which have the game ; five to one on Mackisemi ; four to
you contend? If all were unanimous in advocat- , ,mime on Vincent,' &c. ' I accept the challenge,'
ing correct principles, how could party spirit possi- replied Vincent, inwardly determined, if possible,
, bly exist! and if good resulted front this ununimi- i to alley for ever that restless vanity on the part of
Their principles being diametrically opposed, it 1 ty, how would you charge it as the result of that his companion, which was continually engaging
is nut surprising that their dispositions veere equally spiral' I himself and others in hostile contests.
so. Mackisson was conceited, passio nate, ambi- 'Vanquished, by all that's good,' exclaimed Yin- Vincent played white, and Mack isson red, and
tious, and vain; consequently jealous. Vincent , cent's supporter.. 'Mackisson, go hide your dimin- for some time the game was maintained with equal
modest, good-tetnpered, yet reserved; unobtrusive, kited head.' skill. At length Vincent made what Mackiseon
yet firm. The one was ended by every trifling 'I will not—l am not conquered—l will not be ' regarded as an exceedingly bad move. ' Your
occurrence; t'ae other thought few occurrences were ! conquered by hint,' cried Mackisson, much exci- , gams is gone,' he cried exultingly to Vincent.—
I'Say you so l' replied the other ; 'we shall see.'
' I am magnanimous enough to inform you; con-
tinued Mackieson, 'that unless yott use exceeding
skill the game is mine.' 1 Well, then, if you will
he so positive; said Vincent, ' let me in my turn
inform you that you shall lie check mated in my
four next moves.' 'Pooh, pooh !' exclaimed Mick
leton, -you stream: I've moved; 'tie your turn to
play.' 'Well, then, check to your king my castle.'
'Ha, ha! a most awkward blunder-1 take your !
castle with my king.' 'Beit so ; cheek with my
castle. ' Well, I move out of check ; that makes
two moves.' ' Check with my castle again.' 'Ha,
hn, ha I really, this is too good ; I take your castle
once 'more with my king.' 'So you do, but I check
mate you with my queen!' • Tis false !' exclaim
ed Mackisson—lis false ! I'm not checkmated !
and then a moment after, seeing that the game was
lost, he swore a terrible oath, and flung the board
and men to the extreme end of the apartment.—
There was an end to the hilarity of the remainder
of the evening, and the guests soon after depart.
•Willingly. Society is so constituted, that we
can never he said to be independent of each other.
If we revenge every injury, whether intentional or
not, which we receive, we place ourselves without
the pale of sympathy or assistance, when probably
we stand most in need of it.'
'That would apply equally to the original of-
Which would not weaken ite opplicotion to tho
'Rut then the pleasure of making our adversary
feel aomething of the pain that we have felt!'
'lf pleasure there be, it is of too diabolical a kind
to be taken into the account.'
Then you would permit your enemy, and one
ho had deeply grieved you, to go scatheleadV
•I would.'
, Se would not I; and there ends the matter.—
Such was the conversation of the two young men
on the occasion of this interview; and little did they
think how soon they would be led each to put his
principles into practice.
of sufficient importance to be permitted to disturb Le d
the equanimity of his temper.—Mackisson was as
piring, but not always obserrant of the proper means;
Vincent teas not indifferent to distinction,lnit thought
it procured at too great a prico if at the sacrifice of
It is not an easy task to explain the precise de
gree of estimation in which each was held in the
circles in which they moved. Mackisson, always
accessible, easily led to enter into the spirit of eve
ry passing event or topic of conversation, not defi
cient in humor, seemed a general favorite, and was
usually surrounded by a host of persons. Vincent,
modest and retiring, not easily led to attach impor
tance to that which seemed to him not worthy of
consideration, not always conversable, yet able to
take no mean part in conversation when moved to
do ao, seemed at times neglected when in the com
pany of his more brilliant associate. There was
however, always this distinction between tha small
circle which soughtliis conversation, and that large
ono which thronged around his companion—the
one was remarkable fur his frivolity and boisterous
, hilarity, the other for his quiet and cheerful gravity.
An occasional intermingling would of coons take
place between these circles; but soon again the
' members of each would, by a sort of antagonism,
resume their fernier places; like two uncombining
fluids which, agitated, will assume a temporary in
termixture of parts, yet resort each to its original
state as soon as the external force which caused
them to intermingle is withdrawn.
of a scene which he himself had tended to create,
Between thet th I the re I
p or i co -cm " - c" hi d l ong / retired to his home possessed of the most entre
existed an acquaintance; but the probability of a geous feelings of jealousy—of all passions the most
perfect intainacy had become daily lessened as the ! permanent and the most corroding. Auger may
force of their natural characters developed itself.— evaporate with the passing of the occasion which
Mackisson thought Vincent too 'soft,' as ho would ; induces it, hatred may give way to a sone° of the
term it; and Vincent, Mackiseon too boisterous and unworthiness of the object, but jealousy ever nom
assuming. The one would / n o w t , a d e b a t e alter , Lilies and prolongs the cause which excites it, and
every point had been conceded; th e o the r detested i the very self esteem which, in the case of blued,
useless discussion. The ono would wrangle for a I contribute. to allay the passion, here by a depreci
straw's end; the ether rather abandon the straw ut ating comparison, perpetuate. it. Had Mackisson
foto. Yet they were no equal match its force and 1 been simply angry, a few hours would have sufficed
strength of intellect, as Mackisson's wounded van- fa allay the feeling; but being also jealous, we find
ity was frequently compelled to admit. him days subsequently nourishing his resentment,
Discussions similar to that just narrated, and ; and seeking to avenge him s elf i n a mon s t er p ecu .
ending similarly in favor of Vincent were not cal- ; liarly characteristic.
culuted to narrow the natural antipathy, if I may en ' Inferiority and the publicity which had acorn
tern, it, of their characters. In fact, at every fresh ponied the last manifeetation of it, were the cattier;
defeat—and the Oceu,ione were many, fur Mackie- of Mackieson's jealou.y. It therefore became hie
lmra.rcuby.scm.z:Dz;• go LPoz.. 9 (Z),
son's vanity and ambition led him to enter upon
every discussion, however unacquainted with the
.014 good, good!' echoed the others.
'A man convinced against his will,
h of the same opinion still—
but every one knows he has lost the game.'
'I tell you I've not,' he replied stomping his feet
on the ground, 'and I'll prove it out of that fellow's
own text•book.' Vincent reddened at the terns,
but remained calm.
pins his faith,' continued Mackisson, on ev
ery word rhat falls front the pen of that old pecula
tor Bacon. Now, Bacon himself says, that "it is
good to side one's self to faction."' The misap
plication of this quotation was so glaring, that it
was followed by a simultaneous burst of laughter,
at which Mackisson, unable to control his anger, or
to bear the point of their 61000,111111 r, abruptly loft the
Here, as elsewhere, the vast superiority of tem
per over passion woo amp!) manifest! Vincent, as
I have already observed, was not a general favorite;
but the mode in which he had conducted himself
throughout the discussion, won considerably upon
the esteem of his companions. Above all, the
moderation under provocation which he had shown,
far from detracting front their good opinion, tended
rather to enhance it. Thus will forbearance non
ally receive due homage, although we may not at
all times be enabled to •mulato it.
Mackiseon, on the other hand, lost much of the
good opinion of his own supporters; and, the victitn
• •
object to lesson its degree in any possible shape, self, , I should not like to report any thing to I'in- tied— , Ido not, gentlemen, speak nnadviSedly, or
accompanied with equal publicity. How, he rc• cent's discredit.' 'Discredit r ejaculated the other without authority.
ing to suffocation. I'll name him presently ; and
then producing some papers, Vincent continued--
From Simple jealousy, Maeltisson'a feelings to- 'this individual and I have been on terms of intim
wards Vincent was now converted into a hatred.— cy from our earliest years, and never on one ocet&
The pit which he had dug for another he had fal- sion, lam assured, have I given him just cause few
len into himself, and ho now regarded that other en angry feeling. Of me he has always exhibited
with the bitterest feeling of animosity. No means a degree of jealousy that was unaccountable; but
were left unexplored which he thought could in- I have ever striven to allay it. He has inaulteil me
jure—no devices untried which-appeared calcula- I but I have passed by his insults unnoticed. Ho
tad to wreak his revenge. Ono of the most impor- I has endeavored to blight my character and wreak
taut atientPte of this nature occurred but s few my fortune, but I have forgiven it all. On a par
weeks subsequent to the date of the scene just do• ticular occasion, he had so planned as to render me,
scribed. hut for a happy chance, the ridicule of our mutual
Do you know young Vincent inquired a gen- friends; but I fortunately escaped the toils he had
tleman at the house of a third party, on an occasion . set fur me. From that moment his every eenti
when Mackisson was preset. . Very slightly,' went has seemed insulted in ono of revenge, and
they replied; what of him ?' Nothing of mo- ihe has resorted to every device which ho thought
went,' rejoined the inquirer, but I have some rea- calculated to effect my ruin. The more adroitly,
son fur learning the character he beam' By the however, to veil his schemes, he professed a revi
by,' observed one of the company. Mackisson ving attachment to tee. While lie secretly under
may be in a situation to afford you the necessary mined, or attempted to undermine, my reputation,
information apply to him.' The party addressed he openly exhibited his apparent friendship ;. while
!deflect(' to Mackisson. .1 know Vincent well,' re- he stealthily sought to mar my prospects, he out
plied the latter: very welt indeed.' let isle hear wardlY Courted my society ; while he strove to
something of him.' , Why, ho i e se gee d se t h e wreak my happiness, he seemed only anxious to
generality of us, but-' and he mode promote it.' A pause enabled the guests to ex
cent pause. Pray, go on,' urged the' olhct, who press in the strongest terms the unpardonable ism=
seemed much interested, The fact is; added nosy of such conduct, Mackisson's situation may
Mackisson, sppearins suddenly to reccolleet hint be conceived, but nut expressed. Vincent contin-
Vincent had returned home one evening fr m '
his day's occupation, when a letter left for hint du
ring his absence was placed in his hands. Its Con
tents were calculated to surprise him. A distant
relative possessed of considerable wealth. had Jied,
leaving him his heir ; and the latter requested that
Vincent would, at his earliest convenience, favour
the writer with an interview. Vincent, therefore,
immediately repaired to the address of the party
(an attorney,) from whom he learned all the par
ticulars of his good fortune. There is but one por
tion of the conversation held on the occasion to
which it is necessary to refer. You see, my dear
sir,' said the attorney, what friends we have in
the world. Had I placed implicit confidence in the
character furnished me of you by your friend, you
never would have inherited the splendid fortune
now at your command.' This is not the only fa
voi of the kind which I have to place to his ac
v count, as he shall seine day know,' said Vincent ;
I and having made certain arrangements with the at
torney, he returned home.
Our hero was now, like all prototypes, in pours
sion of a large income ; and although generally es
retiring and reserved us heretofore, he woe admitted'
to be by some species of magic perfectly familiar
to men of the world, a very fine fellow. Ilia en
tertainments were not sufficiently frequent; but
there was something so chaste about thou which
he gave, that every allowance was to be made.—
is conversation was not racy, but then his wine
was of the first vintage ; and so on. It woe evi
dent that Vincent, wealthy and independent, was a
much more important personage, and had tar more,
extensive privileges allowed him, than Vincent, a
clerk and dependent.
Well, at one of these chaste entettainmenta giv
en by our hero, were assembled many guests,
among whom were Mackisson and other acquaint
ances of early days. The cloth hod been removed
and wino brought on. During a temporary cessa
tion in the conversation, Vincent remarked,addreers
ing lihneelf to his omits, By the by, gentlemen,
let me tell you, I hare recently discovered so atro
cious a combination of hypocrisy, malice, end in
! gratitude, that I sin assured, when I relate to you
I all, you will unanimously:eject him from your soci
ety. Who is lie t who is hot' echoed from all
sides ; and Mackisson's voice was beard among the
1 loudest, although he experienced a feeling amount
ct) 11 cts) J raD
r The following morning ho addressed a peahen
' tial letter to Vincent, acknowledging the unworthy
nature of his conduct, and pledging hiMself ever to
remember Vincent's forbearance with tp atithae: It
is pleasing to rethink that he added, .1 can note sp.
inmate the divine nature of forgiVetteas, and the
consequent diabolical character of revenge: Had
" you pursued the coutse which 1 should have dmie,
you would have rendered my hatred hnplicithle.
You have forgiven me, and have avrakened my
' esteem. I hope hereafter to proe to you my at;
'My dear husband,' Raid an arniabrit and Witty
wife to her truant lord, one morning alter returning
home at a late hour, some what the worse for an
evening's dissipation, ' do you think, really, that
man and wife are both one, Rs is sOtnetimes said!'
Certainly, my drar, how shall it bo otherwise I
But why ask the question ?.
Because.' she replied, if that Ire the fact I ens
bound to express my regret and ask yoUr forgive
ness fur bring imprudent last night. Pardon me
this offence; and I promise you that I will never
get drunk again.'
The rebuke was effectual.
ry While travellers abroad laMent over the de
clining glories of Amsterdam and Venire; they for
get that we have puddle on a smaller scale at
home. The little port of Perlis Antilop was once
a rival of New York. Newport severity years ego
was the next seaport Of the East. Alexandria, its
the District of Columbia, at ono time transacted
more Widnes. than Baltimore. Jamestown once
so important a place, ia sow in ruins; and the spot
on which IlOamike was built is not even known.
"So runs the world away,"
There is a roan in our town who is so rc.•
merkably short that he can't eat anything but short
The Motors , of Life,
Day dawned. Within acurtaid toonii
Filled to faintness with perfOnie,
A lady lay at the point of dooin.
Day closed a child had seen the light,
But for the lady, fair and bright,
She rested in undreafiling night !
Spring carne. The ludy'l grace wen greek
And near it ofteittime ova. *eon
A gentle boy with tiwughtleba
Years NJ. He Wore a manly face,
And struggled in the world's rough race;
And Won at last a lofty plate.
And then he died? Behold before
Humanity's brief sum and story :
Life, Death, and all there is of—Glory:
To comfort man to whisper hope
When'er his faith is dim,
Thu Ho who cereal for the flowers .
Will care much more for him.
[Mary Howiti,
A little thieving is a dangerous part,
But thievin largely is a noble art!
'Tia .ile to robs hen-roost of a hen, ,
But thie ing largni; makes ua Lentliageri !