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WILT THOU LOVE ME THUS FOR EVER 2
Thou gazeat, deep and earnest—
Deep and earnest are thine eyes;
I know that in our being
There are answering sympathies :
I know there dwells upon me
An affection rich and pure,
,And ask, with anxious yearning,
"Will it ever thus endure ?"
Quitk cbanges come upon wiL- .
Changes not in our control;
There are shadows and eclipses,
And dark tides upon the soul.
With tremulous emotion,
I accept thy bounteous. store,
But ask, with anxious yearxing,
"Wilt thou love me-evermore I"
Thou knowest all my weakness,
Thou knottiest all my power;
Thou'at read my life, and •knowest
Every weed and every flower;
And if within my, nature
Any gracious gift there be,
I would its brightest radiance
Should transfuse itself to thee.
God knows, no selfish impulse
Draws my heart so close to thine;
I would that all thy toiling
Should partake of the divine;
I would be wise and perfect,
That Th'o's most glorious hales
Should surround and hallow thee!
And if upon thy pathway
I have'cast one tiny ray,— '
Made one moinent brighter, happier,
By my life or by my lay,—
Then,thou,eanst not love a nature
That is meaner than my own ;
Thou must never hare qujoyment
In a soul of lower tone.
So I rest my heart contented,
For, in this clearer view,
I seethou'lt not withold me
such love as is my due;
And, if some richer nature
Win the gift that once was mine,
I must bow my head submissive
To a law of the Divine
But, with earnest, strong endeavor
I would labor by thy side,
Earn the right to be companion,
Feitodt-worker, and thy guide;
Thro' all earth's weary turmoil
Keep a loving soul, and pure,
And thy bounties of affection
Will for ever, thus, endure.
In storms the dreary day closes,
All hushed is the twittering glee
Of the swallows that sang for me,
And hushed is the oriole's song;
For Summer hath gone with her roses,
And Autumn comes trailing along—
O'er the tomb where the lily reposes,
Sad Autumn comes trailing along!
But alas! the Summer bath taken
Not only the roses gay,
"slot only the flowers away,
Not only the orioles lay—
But bath left me entirely forsaken,
Having taken afar to her home
My darling, who will not awaken,
When nature no longer is dumb.
I knew it would be In Autumn—
Alas 1 that Autumn should come
Let tho lily not murmur that sleepeth
Far down in the dad, dreary earth ;.
For it bath, in waiting, a birth
To beauty and Spring-time mirth;
But the heart of the;poet that weepeth
For her that is fairer far
Than the roses and lilies are,
A watch that is endless keepeth—
Like the watch of a lonely star.
er A Horticulturist advertised that
he cyanid supply all kinds of trees. and
plants, especially "pie-plants of all
kinds." A gentleman thereupon sent
him •an :order for "one package of ens:
tardpis seed, and a dozen of mince-pie
plants." The gardner promptly filled
the ordetlay sending him four goose eggs
and a small dog.
"Is that bell ringing for fire, Davy?"
inquiredit youth from the Green Moun
tains; "No, they have, too ranch fire
somewherei and they ring the -bell: for
3„n i tßcn tut rtmistibauia *anal ptileo to. Volitirs, l'ittraturt, a g riculture, Zeus of fl2t gay, yotal Nittiligcntr,
"For Better For Worse'
"He is that worst of all characters for
a husband, an idle man, May, and, I fear
he adds to that the baseness of a fortune
"You shall not speak so of him I I
will not listen to the slander 1 He loves
me, of that lam convinced. I have not
been an heiress so long, not to have
learned when a man lies and feigns a
passion for interest; when--" and her
voice grew richer and lower, "he speaks
to me from his heart. I have tested
him, weighed him well ; he has faults
many of them, but deceit is not one. Be
loves me I"
blr..Moore looked sadly at the agita
ted girl, as, carried away by her own
generous warmth, she left her seat and
stood erect before him. .
"Uncle Lewis, trust me trust him. Let
me be his wife with your consent."
"Of what avail will it be for me to re
fuse it, May ? You are eighteen tomor
row, and, by your father's, will be free
to choose your husband ; your property
becomes your own, and my office as your
"But not your position as my friend
my uncle, my second father. Can you
think I was bound to obey you by none
but legal ties, that my love, respect, and
submission were paid only to my guar
dian I You wronged me, uncle, and in
nothing more than this question of my
marriage. I come -to you, not as the
guardian, WI , ose power expires to-mor
row, but as the friend, who, I trust, will
stand - by me through life, I come for
counsel, affection, and advice ; do - not
tell me; coldly, that I am free to choose
my own lot. Speak to me now as you
have< always done, as if I were your
"Ray, May, how can I speak? If tru
ly, I shall grieve you. But you are
right; yon - come to a`friend for counsel,
and he Will speak as a friend should.—
Review Arnold Cooke's life, and see if
lam not justified in my fears. Brought
up by parents whose means were just
sufficient to give him a liberal education
and support him independent of busi
ness. Their small fortune he inherited,
on their death, and lost hie first specula
tion, leaving him a mere pittance.
had studied law, and, with energy and
industry, could have carved Out a name
and fortune. What did he do t Abso
lutely nothing. With a fascinating
manner and splendid education, he cul
tivated every refined taste, indulged in
every extravagance, and lives a life of
complete - idleness, with means barely
sufficient to support him. His office is
a lounging . place for young men of fash
ion, who repay his hospitality by invi
ting him operas, rides, or drives. To
rows all r he wooer an heiress, that her
,urse. may supply him with his perfumes
d gloves, and fast horses."
"You are severe."
"I fear I am just."
"Take the reverse Of the picture. Ar
nold was an only child, of fine talents,
and the pride of both parents. From
his birth every whim indulged, every
caprice met compliance; his profession
was studied merely as 'a refuge, in case
of necessity, and he was launched an or
phan upon thc world with cultivated
refined tastes, extravagant desaires
and an easy fortune. The roguery of a
friend persuaded him to the speculation
which ruined him. Ile stood aloCe.
His income was sufficient for a single
man ; he was popular in. society, con ted
by the men for his wit, his good-humor,
and his proficiency in athletic exercises;
by ladies for his talent in conversation,
music, and gallantry. • Without any
stimulus to exertion, he - suffered his
time to pass in floating lazily down the
tide of time, content to let each day find
its own occupation and resources. Then
he met me, and his whole•view of life
changed. For my sake he will renew
his studies, open his office for bitsiness,
and begin a new life. Don't shake your
head so mournfully, trust to a woman's
heart and instinct. There is a mine of
good in this spoiled child's heart, let
me be the agent by which it is worked
to produce good fruit. He stands now
in a perilous position ; my refusal will
throw him back on his old life, with a
heart ready to dare much evil, reckless
and hard, to be wrecked in -disitipation,
or sour in misanthropy.; my love will
win hint to nobler aims and higher as
'•lt is a dangerous experiment, May.' ,
"Only one more argument, and I leave
the decision in youi hands. I love him!
For his sake I could bear sorrow, pov
erty, anything but inconstancy. With
him, life will be glad , through any suffer
ing ; without him,- the future looks
pournful and drearx. If you so decide, .
.•ii -ke .7411. col •toitti,;l it,
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1862.
will dismiss him, but my heart will
b •ak in doing it, for I love him 1"
)And so, by her last argument, May
Limon won her uncle's consent to her
The world shrugged its shoulders
when the news came out. The men con
gratulated Arnold upon his success, and
smiled knowingly to one another as they
spoke ; the women shook their heads
and wondered how May could be eo
blind as not to see through "that dan
They had been married one year, and
May was begining to wonder if Arnold
had been seeking her fortune after all.
He was devoted as ever, kind, loving,
and fasinating ; but not one client had
placed a brief in his hands, and she
knew that their expensive house, mode
of living, and luxuries Were drawn from
her purse. She was speculating upon
this, when a quick, manly step, a cheer
ful voice made every doubt vanish, and•
she looked up to greet her husband.
"I have come up for you to ride, May,
so don your habit ! The brosd braids ;
little wife; you know my weakness.
Nothing set off such mignon little faces
as yours, like heavy braids and drooping .
"Sense, I assure you. When you tie
that black beaver over those dark brown
braids, and let the broad rim shade your
face, I defy the world to produce such
an irresistible little female."
She was nimbly plaiting the rich pro
fusion of hair-while he spoke, and there
was a long silence. Turning from the
glass for-his :approving smile, she was
surprised to see him sunk in 'a revery,
and, to judge from his appearance, a
painful :one." - •
"What is it, Arnold."
He raised his head, as he felt her soft
band on his shoulder.
"The old story, May. Nobody trusts
me but you ; I cannot command one cli
ent. They think that my motive in
marrying was a mercenary one, and they
hold back 'from me. Let him live on
his wife's money, and leave the profes
sion open to those depending upon it
"I am almost tempted to echo the
"No, May; therci are temptations
onough for me to live in luxurious indo
lence ; let your influence bear where it
has ever,rested, upon something noble,
if you cap find it in such a wasted na
ture as mine."
"If I had not found it, should I he
your wife now ? Who first led me to
see where my wealth could bring me the
blessings of the poor Who pointed
out to me the secret charities that make
lonely hearts glad, and comfort proud
poverty without the weight of obliga
tion ? Who told me of students etrug
glini to Support a widowed mother, or
sister, or vainly trying to save the means
of gaining an education ? Whose deli
cate scraching annonymons letters have
sent relief to thole tempted to curse the
world and die, yet too proud to wear any
but a smiling face over a wretched heart?
How proudly, I say, my husband led me
to such deeds, and taught me that wealth
is lent to give an account of it at last,
whether wasted or blessing others 1"
"Ah I May, your sweet face first made
me look into ivy own heart, and find
there only wasted opportunities and a
useless life. What wonder ifj turned
from such a sight to try and aid your
own loving schemes of charity, only
bringing a man's frequent opportunities•
to assist you in your work ?"
"The horses, sir," said a servant, and
May sprang up fromier seat beside her
husband to get her hat.
Another year, and the crash • of 1857
swept May Cooke'e fortune away. Her
uncle came to tell her- the news, and
left her stunned, sick with•_ the prospect
of poverty, and, spite of herself, shud
dering atlthe thought of her husband's
dismay. All the weary day passed, and
he came not. Had he left her to bear
her cross alone? Stung, indignant at
her own heart for such a thought, it
would recur as the evening set in and he
came not. Wearied with waiting, sick
.with apprehension, she threw herself
on the sofa and sobbed ins bitterness
Hark I The well-known step on the
stairs ; but riot slow, as of one disap_
pointed, but springing and light
"He does not know," she thought;
"and I most tell him."
He came in with such a bright face,
his cheek glowing, his eye bright, his
lip smiling, that she- turned faint at the
thought that she must blast all this
joyousness. ` .
(lrying, May I' he estd“lonting to
her side, with his face changing to a
look of tender sympathy.
"You are very late 1" she said, trying
to steady her voice.
"Oh ! you mast get used to that. I
shall keep business hours now. Off in
the morning—home for an hour at din
ner—and then off again till tea time."
"flare you heard she whispered.
"Yes. Do I seem hard and unfeeling
darling ? Forgive me I But, May
dear, you shall not feel any privation
that may love can keep from you. We
shall not be rich; many' things must be
spared; yet, trust me, I will work hard
before you shall suffer. Oh I cannot
—I cannot help it, May lam glad—
of this Yon are mine I Now I can
pro-ye to you, arid to , the world, that
your fortune was nothing to me. I have
seen your undo to-day, and, through his
kindly-exerted influence, I have secured
the situation of book-keeper in a whole
sale grocery store."
"You—ybu, Arnold, with :your refined
tastes and luxurious habits 7"
"Why, May, the salary is one thous
and dollars a yearZ Think. of earning
that ?" •
"Oh ! Arnold, my own love I" 'And
here the sobs came too thick for more
words. His own voice was husky, as
"But for you, May, I should- be now
a miserable lounger--a gambler perhaps
or worse. I feel that I am a man with
a true heart and a willing energy, and
the tnrning-point-of my life was in your
words, 'I trust you Arnold.' You did
trust me,'and, God willing, I will win
the trust worthily." • ,
Nobly he kept his word. The luxur
ious home was egad, and in a quiet house
they began life again humbly. There is
one child, a second-Arnold, to knit his
parent's hearts in a yet closer borid ; and
May knows that between herand pover
ty there stands a true heart a willing
strong arm. Every sorrow is lightened
before it reaches her; for it comes told
by sympathizing lips, softened by loving
"For better, for worse," they took
their path in life together, and trust of
their betrothal will make their life sun
ny, though sorrow may for a time shade
MORMONISM AND tOVE.—Last week a
a company of Mormon emigrants, ar
rived at Boston on their way to Utah.
Among them we noticed a young uran,
more distinguished in his appearance
than the remainder of the company, and
near him two young females, deeply.
veiled, whose grace and reserve indica
ted them as belonging to a superior so
cial position. Their- history merits re
lation. Ludwig Feroes was the son of
a rich land-owner in Sweden. and the
two young ladies were two orphans, who
were .brought up with him in his father's
family, until he left for college, at Don
theim, where he remained several years,
and afterwards traveling over the great
er Tart of Europe, his former playmates
were forgotten. Returning at last to
his house, he was astonished ti, find two
beautiful women daizling as the lJndine
of the poet. He was struck to the
heart as with an arrow. Love conquer
ed him at first sight. He was in love,
but with which one? Both were splen
didly beautiful. _He was enamored of
both. He. was in a whirlpool of doubt
indecision, and perplexity. It was ne
cessary that he would come to some de
cision, and he naturally came to , the
most droll one. In an excess of despe
rate frankness he related to the two
ybung girls the state of his
They laughed at him at first, then they
reflected, and the result of their reflec
tions was that they both. loved Liidivig,
and were as embarrassed as he. About
this time one of the Mormon apostles
passing through the place sought to
make proselytes to the doctrine of the
Saints, and converted the young man
and the two girls. Thus Ludwig Fe
roes, and companions, Mina and
Raabe, form a part of the Mormon emi
grants on their way to Salt Lake, where
their romance of love and duplication of
wives will be speedily divested of all
charm by the association around them:
'sr A son of• the Emerald Isle, who
in telling of his adventures in this coun
try to a friend said :
" The first feathered ,hird I ever saw
in Ameriky was a porkentine. I treed
him under a haystack, and shot him
with a barn shovel ; and the first time
I shot him 'I missed him, and the second
time I hit him where I missed him be
sr "I like yoniliktpudenee," as
,Kirl . said n' he her beau kisied
ben ' - ;
.=staloli..s.laeci_ April 11, 1854_
air A tall, awkward looking chap just
from the green mountains of Vermont,
came on board one of the splendid North
River boats at Albany. His, curiosity
was amazingly excited at once, and he
commenced ,"speaking," as he called it,.
into every nook and corner on the boat.
The captain's office, the engirie`room, the
water closets, the barber's shop, all un-.
derwent his inspection ; and then he
went on deck and stood in' amazement'
at the; lever beam, the, ehimneys, and; the
various "fixins," till- at last he caught
sight of the bell. This was the crown
ing wonder, and he viewed it from every
position, walked around it, got down on!
his knees and looked up into in and ex
claimed: "Wall, rely, this beats the ono
on our meeting house a darned sight" !
By this time, the attention of the captain,
and several of the passengers was attrac
ted to this genius. "How much would,
you ask to let a feller, ring' this bell?"
"You may ring it for a dollar, sir," said
the captain ; "Wall, it's a bargain, all fdir
and agreed, and no backing scut :' "It's I
a bargain sir," said the captain. Our
hero went deliberately and 'brought a
seat and took hold of the bell-rope, and I
having arranged everything to his antis:
faction, commenced ringing, slowly at
first, and gradually faster and faster, till
everybody on board thought the boat
was on fire," and rushed on deck, scream
ing with alarm. There stood • the cap-'
tain, and there sat the 'Vairmounter,"
ringing away, first slow and, then fast,
then two; or three taps at time. The
passengers- began, to expostulate ; the
captain said it was a bargain. But the
passengers became urgent that the eter
nal clangor should be stopped. AI the
while there sat our hero, undisturbed,,
ringing away more ways,than a cockney
chime-ringer ever dreamed 0f... Atlas!
the captain began to think it time. o
stop the.simpleton ; but his•answer, was:
"A fair bargain, and no .backing eout.,"
and he rang.away for dear life. "Well,"
says the. Captain "what will yon take r to
stop V' , "Wall, cap'n,-I guess sheant•
lose nothing if I take five dollars and a
free passage to New-York, but not a dar
ned cent less," "well, sir, walk down into
the office, and get your passage tlcket,"
answered the captain.
Taa BLuEs.--.oheerfulnnas and Occu-.
pation are-closely allied. Idle men are
rarely happy. How. should they be ?
Thebrain and the muscles were made
for action, and neither can be 'healthy
without vigorous exercise. Into the
lazy brain crawl spider-like fancies, fill
ing it with cobwebs that shut out the
light and make it a fit abode for "loathed
melancholy." Invite the stout-hand
maiden, brisk and busy thought, into
the intellectual chamber, and she will
soon brush away such unhealthy tenants.
Blessed be work, whether' it be of the
head or the hand, or both. It demor
ishes chimera as effectually as bullet.
phon, backed by the goddess of Wisdoin
disposed of the original monster of that
SEEING TUE WHIiTLE.-A well dressed
lady from the country recently called at
the Histqrical.roptes in. Hartford, and
after inspecting the other curiosities re
quested to be shown the whistle which
Franklin paid too dear for, ae she, had
been informell it was , kept there. The
attendant, though slightly taken aback
at first, rallied in time to exhibit a pitch
pipe which happened to lie near.
gar . A witty dentist having labored in
vain - to extract .a tooth from .a lady's
month, gave up the task with thefe.-
licitons apology : "The fact is, madam,
it seems impossible for anything bad to
come out of _your month."
fir A drunken Scothman retaning,
from a fair fell asleep by the roadside,
when a pig found him and began licking
his - mouth. Swaney roared, "Wha's
kissing me noo Y Ye sea hat it issto
be well liket among the lasses I"
air The following slanderous para
graph goes unrebuked :.A wag- has
reated.a new telegraph. propo.sea
placing a line of women thirty• steps,
apart, and committing the, news to the
first of them as a secret.
agir A few lays since, "Maryland my
Maryland," was the most popalar tune
in Lee and JaCloon's army. Now it is,
"Carry me back to Ole Virginay."
Why is a Lady who has bought a
sable leaps at half price, like an officer
absent on leave ? Because she's got her
lIEr The Frapfort:Yeoman calls Johd
Morgan "an upright xriartY He will be
"upright" when he is hung, not before.
Lomsvimx JOT; ES Vi r
gin ians are adopting a new form of abol
itionism. They are hanging all their
negroe,s to prevent them from rising.
If Buell catches Bragg, Bragg will
catch the devil.
The rebels will soon be anatae to zot
either batter for their bread or bread for
Women wr:te books to show their
pitrts. Some of thorn go in fashionable
dresses to halls for tho same purpose.
The Fran'ifort Yeoman calls John
Morgan "an upright man." lie will bo
"upright" when he is hung, not before.
The Editor of the CannPiton Gazette
has a standing cominationof the Hon.
Joseph Holt for the Presidency. He
takes Holt in time.
Cow hair is used es a substitute for
wool in making clothing in the Sonth.
We are not told how often the rebels
We - wish that John Morgan could live
five thousand years, 'so that he might
serve a year in the penitentiary for every
horse he has stolen.
Writer of a'letter from Jackson to the
Grenada Appeal speaks of having seen
Gen. John 0. Breckinridge "upon a
stool in his-tent." We hope 'twas-the
stool of repentence.
The Knoxville Register said when
Gen. Bragg„ came into our State, "the
sunof Federatpower in Kentucky is set.'
But Bragg appears to have good-natur
edly consented to postpone sundown for
a time. •
Gen. Buckner fully expected, the last
time he came into Kentucky, to enjoy in
our city the famous Chirstmas tufty
that he 'didn't eatlast winter. 'Tie said
that, when leaving .the- State, he cried
and blubbered like a big boy. He isn't
the first booby that has cried for the loss
of his dinner.
"What did your.brother die of?" said
the nargnis Spinola to Sir Horace Vere.
"He died, sir, of • having nothing to do."
We. apprehend that some of our Gener
als may.die, not of having nothing, to do
but of doing it.
He-who takes another's pr9perty clan
destinely is gala.; of the crime of theft.
He who seizes it openly and leaves Con
federate paper in. its place is guilty of
two. crimes—first robbery, and secondly
passing had, 'looney.
Such of the. hogs as are left between
Itichmond (Sy. , ) and Fort Big Hill. are
said, to have been fattening lately upon
upon.,dead rebels. We don't think we
shall buy our winter's. pork from that
All who have their front teeth - pulled
out that they may not have to fight
should have.their noses cut off that they
may not , even "smell the battle from
Gen. Jefferson C. Dascis has been re
leased from military arrest, and left this
city last evening for Cincinnati, having
been assigned to duty there.
It is claimed that the rebels respected
private property in Kentucky. But do
Wien respect property when they seize it
by force, giving in exchange for it pa
per that nobody respects?
The South now produces no sugar, no
molasses, and no.honey, and as even the
ladies 'are no longer sweet, saccharine
matter seems to have disappeared from
that section completely.
If any person thinks seriously of the
election of Jesse D. Bright to the Sen
ate, they may as well bear in mind that
the Senate has as much power to expel
a member the second time , as the first.
Where are you, James 13: Clay ? In
what direction are you turning the big
nose that wept such copious drops of
blood at the - indignity offered - to its dig-
nity by Mr. Cullum at Washington ?
- The rebels are full of adariration of
their General Stuart who made, the late
raid through Maryland into Pennsylva
nia. He is certainly no common char
acter. • He is the, most splendid horse
thief in the country. •
••••• .. ..... . •••
The Columbus Editor says,lhat,. in
Philadelphia alone, the abolitionists
raised $40,000 for us. He May be tile
father of loyal sons, but .Ife is the father
of rebel lies, and has as large a family as
Adam. We have never received a dol
ler from Philadelphia, except for regular
subscription to our paper, and the whole
amountAlitts received in any year has
certaitily - ne'verbeenth e fortieth part of
tortYlliousatid dollars. -