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EPICUREAN OF LANGUAGE
[We do not know how many readers we have
who will enjoy as we do, the following exquisitely
piquant and skilful exercise of rarity and niceness
of language. It is a poem which we find in the
American Review, full of beauty and oddity in
sentiment and vercification, but a curiosity, ;and
a delicious one, we think,) in its philologic flavor.
Who is the author ?j
ULALUNIB: A BALLAD.
01(1 n'cre :n.llen and robes;
The leak, t'ey were erp‘ped and sere—
I.ntro, they were withering and sere;
It •ta' mein in lii loriv , omo. October
my toot iinincinorial year ;
I:I.., hard by tIL.• dim lake of ober,
In the ii.;) :aid region of Weir—
!: th.'n b., the dank fain of Anther,
Pi the g , :ool-bannted woodland of 'Weir
rvree. Ikon 411 an alley Titanic,
er.rrrctr.. l roamed euth my Soul
-01111 l'-yche, my Soul.
Time hwre day. as hi, my heart was volcanic
r,„ ,orine mei...that roll—
!, Ihr• lat Os lila! rr•-•.1,..1) roll
, rrlirharrma current. down Yaanek
In far Ilitletete I' s of the pole—
Ti at rrronn 11, 10:I down Mount Ynanek
la ure rea;:ris e boreal pole.
IJ;;C had been , e 110,1• and sober,
Fut our thobr,hts they were palsied and Sere
-0 Our 188.8.131.52 ea uere to aelierons and sere
-I.rste• kness not the month was October,
A .11 nu e nlnrked not the night of the year—
(Alb !IL:hint rdLu.ht+nt the year
We Doted not the thin lithe of
(Though once )ourne vent down her:
tin• dunk tarn of Surber,
Nun the ghoul-haunted woodland of \Veil..
rts tl.e nv;ht a- , :ncbcent
And t -dial • POlle.d to morn—
A =tar,ltak lont,d of morn—
A• r. t,ul of our palh a luouseent
1:01 nrbiduuc Imnc wus born,
0..1 o; miraculous err,c4itt
Aru, %Nall a (luplica to horn—
DI-11 ;C: `.lllll Ale dillthenfor 11,111.
.1, 1 1,1].1—•• Shti, is :trate r than Dian
Palk throat:ll out ether
r, ;els In are-',1441 0! sighs :
•0 , 11 that the tears are not dry on
checks, a Sere the ,s oral net CI the.,
.1.1111, 4 01414 4 114 4 4 the star, of the Lion
T., pool? n, the path to tin•
To the IV 1 4 11114, a 4.•—
( Ov•III:f: 441 11 1.4041.
,4 : 411Ie on its V. ICI lieu hi igia eyes—
, • L. 4 4. LIOII
1.0•4 e 111 in•r luminous • yes
',aid— • Silly 11.1, star I ini,trnst—
qrang , ly inottru-tt
'-0 1 1. it t tl, 1101
u , fit '—for the 11111,1 •'
I. tP•ro, ,po her
t.il they trail, ;I in the 11.1.7.
1 oShcd. let:ing ewl. It, r
iluint, 1,11 they trallett w the
Till tort°, tulle trailell in the dust
I Th. b, nutlinightit dreaming.
lxtut on by this tremulous light'
Let m bathe in flu-- en stollthe
L. •1 lariat t , in analog
'A oh llo; a' %nil in Lk:HO to-night
tlieker4 rip the .-ky through the night
tUtly tru+t to its gleaming,
Anal 110 stlft, It %sail lead 11, attgllt
-1i( kaiely may trtu-t to a glminung
That Callllol but guide us aright,
b.nei a flickers up to Heaven through the night
,fled and lir.sed her,
And nugned her out of her gloom:
And conquered her ...coml., and gloom;
pa...ed to the end of the Sista,
And ere .topped by the door of a tomh—
ea” door in a legend:A TO11.01;
A.l 1 , a.ll • What is 55 1 ittc n. SWet3
01• the door of tht. legeuded toad. '•
•1, unit of thy 10-t Mahone
my heart it grew ashen and 'ober
" t'te Irate, that tyre er,ped and ~ r e
A ' kti‘e , that were withering and ',ere.
A ul I et ted--“ It win: stnel) October
0.1 this very night of 1:1•4 year
That I pmrneye,:—.l ed down here—
VI.II I bronzht a dread burden donut here—
ti i tht- in•zht of all nights tit the year.
1 iii, it hit demon ha. tempted me here?
Wt 111 know, now, Mt. Mtn lake of Anber—
(a, misty mid region of Weir—
know. now. this dank tarn of Auber,
I t the ghoul-haunted woodland of
f, d r[llo . ll-1110 rn o. then—" Ah, can it
like l n •en that the woodland's', ghoulm—
Tin. Mityful. the mercuhl ghouls
-701,1r up Mir sway and to tau 11
Prom the secret thaviies in these wolds—
Vrom the thing that Ilea hidden in these wolds—
IL:di:raison up the spectre of a planet
From the limbo of !unary souls—
nafidly seintillant planet
From the Hell of the planetary souls r'
What's that you say 7' said Mrs. Parting
ton, raining her eye.hrows and peering river her
Ppect cies, 'sent nothings and Pillows to the Mex
icans! Well, now, I declare that's worse than
Bending Santy Anna.' Here she went on with her
knitting, and continued [sotto wee) 'Sent n Pillow
to Mexico 7 Well, now, if that ain't giving 'aid
End comfort,' then I don't know: I wonder what
kt.Ritehio will say to it 7—Boston Post.
THE DOUBLE SURPIUBE.
Ma. Joscria HILYARD was a rich dyer in one cf
our large manufacturing towns, a plodding, hard
headed inan of business, who never lost sight of
the main chance but once, and that was when he
married old Green's daughter, with seven thousand
pounds to her fortune, instead of Ellen Stretton,
who had nothing. He soon found out his mistake,
for his wife was one of those unhappy-tempered
women who make everybody miserable about
them. Ellen Stretton married also two years at.
terwards, not for love, I am sorry to say, and was
not more happy than he. tier husband, whose
name was Trevisham, was also a dyer, as hard a
headed man us Hilyard, but without Ins good quali
ties. He was always in law with somebody; he '
had a desperate lawsuit with Hilyard about the
fence of their drying grounds, which unfortunately '
adjoined; it was but a small thing to quarrel about,
but, like a rolling snowball, it grew at every turn,
and, in the end, brought on his ruin. lie lost his
lawsuit, and then lie died, leaving his affairs in a
very bad state. When all were wound up, the
creditors, out of compassion to the widow, Whom
everybody respected, gave up sufficient to ensure
her and her only child, it daughter, an annuity of
seventy pounds for her life.
ililyard laud been a fierce adversary to the hus
band, and the widow felt a peculiar grief to see
herself, in some measure, ruined by his means:
still she was nut without comfort, even in her de
pressed circumstances; she had goad health, a
cheerful disposition,a heart full of love both to God
and mum, a beloved daughter, chant 81W herself
was able to educate well, and beyond all—now
that poor Mr. Trevisham was gone—peace and
cambia at her fireside, such as she bud never
known in her 111(11e prosperous days. Let nobody
CXCIIIIIII rat I ilk, brat it is true that when she read
the words "Better is a dinner of herbs with love,
than a stalled ox and dissension therewith," she
could say "amen" from her entire In art.
Iblyard had gained the lawsuit, and his adver.
nary aids dead. Titer.: was a triumph for hoot"
people said ; but he did not find it exactly so.—
When the man wr.s dead and gone, and his drying
grounds added to his own, many a reproachful re
membrance afire widow and her child came to
his mind. His own wife, who had been the thorn
111 his side, and the quill.leatieur in the down pd.
low liar so many years, had, III parses online, like
poor Mr. Trevisha in, gone to her tong re-4, and
then he thought with him-ell whether he should
not realize tho dream of his youth, and make
atonement for the wrongs or his alter years, by
[Decrying the widow Trevisham. He thought
...deal...admot it • he had nevnr Flll.lt put_ to for
Robert 11111111i1011. holm /I. Falwarti.i. Reuben Nlttlltbott
Jame. 312.er.t. Pr.. A.Thotna.. John Jordan, George C
Iletir Filthier. John Cas.el. Jolt:ph "1)1,0.11
Paul Iltnnt 11. Hunter.
'IN TM: MATTER of the intended application of RE
BECCA EBERI.EIN. to the Court of quarter Se.utiinct.
nt the April Term, Pg.., for lieenge to keep n tavern
in the Borough of Columbia, it being no old stand.
other, the Idea seemed orange ; lie thought peopli
would tall; amazingly it lie did. No, hts indrryin .
1 days were over, he decided.
r People saw lam buttoned up in his gond broad
cloth, going steadily about business, and mak
ing his fifteen hundred a year, and never suspected
one atom of the romantic winch had taken posses
sion of his naturally good heart. One day he took
a little drive to the little suburban village in which
the widow lived, and, leaving his chaise at the inn,
strolled up the lane in wind, her cottage stood.—
[)e had no idea of making a call, not the slightest
in the world, be only wanted to see the place. It
was a very small cottage; two gentlewoman living
on seventy pounds a year could not afford a large
" It cannot be above eight or nine pounds a year,"
mused he to himselt ; kitchen, a parlor, and
two bid-rooms, and a little wash house at the back,
that must be all; but it is prodigiously neat, and a
:nighty pretty g.rden. Ellen was always fond of
flowers ;" and with that the sunny, rose scented
days of their youth came to Ins memory bewuch
ingly. They keep a girl, no doubt, to do the
house work ; they could not afford a servant at full
wages," continued his musings; I wonder if any
of their relations help them ?—but, poor tiling, she
Lad so lbw :elution., rind none of Mein rich, and he
was such a spendthrift that he drained his own
lb oily--I don't believe there is one that would
help her ; the Trevislienis have not a bit of heart
among theist "
So pondered Mr. Halyard es he WLI ked up the
Line; in a while lie in ide a stand, and, tiuniog
round, tank ni steady survey off he hack of the cot
tage. There was hide to be seen but a thick holly
hedge, a green water-butt, the little back kitchen
iv widow, the cottage root; rind one etibriney. It
was about the moiale of November, in the a fter•
noon, mid Mrs. Trevisha m and her sweet daughter
Kitty, then just turned fifteen, were sitting at the
little parlor fi re, the daughtsr reading, and the
nitillier at tier sewing. Kitty had pist put Oil some
co•tl,anti the Mile servant.maid in the little kitch
en had Just broken up her fire and put the kettle on
for tea ; there was only, as I said, one chtinney to
the cottage, and these movements at the two fires
had sent the smoke curling out of the chimney,
which made quite a picturesque effect against the
dull gray November sky. And it was at this very
smoke which Mr. Joseph Hilyard, with his corn
fortable income of filteen hundred a year, now
stood looking; he was not, however, noticing the
picturesque effect!, but, in Imagination, was pictur
ing to himself the little household that was assent•
bled beside the fire from which this smoke pro
ceeded. You nay take my word for it, that Joseph
Hilyatd, middle-aged man and dyer though lie
was, had a very vivid imagination, for the picture
which lie thus saw warmed his heart to its very
core ; the broadcloth in which he was enveloped
was nothing to the warmth of his heart. He walk
ed back again past the yule green gate which led
to the house door; a little girl was cooling up with
a milk-can, and, turning in at the green gate,
knocked at the door. Ile was a wealthy man, es
we know, and a girl tatting milk to his own house
would have excited no interest in his mind ; and
yet he stopped to sec who would open the door to
take this pennyworth of milk. It Was only the little
servant girl. At the bottom of the little garden he
stopped again and looked at the front or the cot
tage; the fire that was burning in the parlor and
kitchen cast a glow within, for it was getting dusk,
and by the parlor window stood Kitty reading, for
she had gone to the window for light. The innline
of the bent head, and the youthful bust, sent it still
warmer glow to his heart; it reminded him of that
Ellen Stretton who had once been all the world to
him, With hasty steps he then returned to the
inn, ordered out his chaise, drank a glass of negus,
and then drove Mune to his large, square house
and his many servants.
People talk a deal about "the luxury of doing
good." Mr. Joseph Hilyard determined that he
would enjoy this luxury; but ho did not say a word
to any one—not a syllable ! He thought a deal
about the cottage fire-side and seventy pounds a
year. Christmas day was not far off, and he ro•
COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 15.18.
membered that people could not have fine Christ
mas diuncrs with only seventy pounds a year.—
fwo days bef.rc Christmas day, therefore,the car
rier's cart stopped at Mrs. Trevishana's cottage,
and left, carriage paid, a large hamper. It was
carried into the little kitchen, and the little servant
.maid summoned her mistress to open it. -
" Dear ate! what can it be ?" exclaimed Airs.
Trevisham, as the girl hastily cut the strings and
opened the creaking lid of the hamper. Kitty,
come here!" end Kitty curve instantly out of the
parlor with her sewing in her hand, which, how
ever, she soon threw down to help in unpacking
the his in per :—a turkey, a ham, a dozen mince
pies, so beautifully packed that not one was broken,
a game-pie, such almonds end rosins, and delicious
fruit for dessert, and a dozen of wine!
"%Vim can have sent them? What can it. mean?"
exclaimed both mother and daughter.
It was long since Mrs. Trevishani had had a
regular Christmas dinner of her own ; now and
then she and her daughter were asked oat, hut not
often ; now, however, here was a splendid dinner
for them, and who must they invite to partake of
it ? Oh, there were plenty 0r poor folks who
should hate Caine of it, that was soon decided; and
then nothing was thought of for the rest of the eve.
ring, But who could hive sent this present ? They
could nail imagine; it mioht be this person, and it
might lie that ; but they hardly thought it could
be! They never guessed the right person—how
indeed should they?
It is now five years since the first Christmas din•
ner was sent; end at the sane time precisely, far
the next four years, did the same carrier's cart
I bring the same present, or slightly varied, to the
widow's house. It was a pleasant mystery ;it was
a real comfort to know that there was somebody
who eared that mach for them. But the debt:at:ills
of that Claristan is provision were net eaten alone
by the widow and her daughter; some punt neigh.
hair, some Skit Willtilltl or man, or invalid child,
wins always a partaker ; and as to the wine, Mrs.
Trevi-lia in's little; cellar was now never without a
supply. She and her daughter only drank a glass
now and then, on very extraordmary occasions;
nn Christmas day, for instance, when they drank
the health of their unknown benefactor ; but the
sick and prior of that populous neighborhood had.
many a viral-bottle tilled from her store, which of
ten dial inure good than physic. Indeed, deur rea.
der, I cannot tell you all the good which these
Christmas presents did to Mrs. Trevisliam and her
One day, when it was getting rather dusk,
llilyard took anothar walk up that lane. A gen.
tleoian overtook 111111 j at w.ts the good ['iris!) doctor
—thee walked on together nod tell into discourse.
Mr. tidy ard was one of those rich our who had
not done much actual goon with their money.—
The tact was he had never thought about it; lie sub.
scribed to the Bible Society and Foreiem 3lissions,
and the Tract Association, and, its lac paid lain
work people's wages regularly, lm thought lie did
fan that seals required Irosti Mtn. lie was a strain-
T i ger,, of course, to the dueler, and they began to
talk about the poor, of whom this good man knew
oso much. lie said how much ino:e We wealthy
!ought to do liar die poor than they coinumnly , do ;
that it was often those in straiglih•rwil circum
tees, who were their greatest benefactors; and then
he proved this by saying how 11111C11 a lady and
her daughter who lived in that very lane, and
I whose income was under a hundred a year, Mil for
1 that poor twig:A:ors; how the mother visited than
and ens a friend under all eireatin•lances ; and
when they were all sent them the best of woe,
i which was often the means el their recovery,though
he questioned if either she or her daughter drank
wine themselves, for they had been the means of
establishing a TelflpCI.lllCCI Society, whit-1111nd demi ;
a de") of good. Ile said that thin Mrs. Trevishain
was the haindest and the most Christian woman he !
knew, and that it was a pity that she had lint the
means of doing all the good she might ; and her
daughter, he said, was a pattern to all young la.
dies; he believed that she and lier mother were
obliged to make out their income by doing needle.
work, but for all dial, the daughter round 1,,
teach in the Ragged School, which never would
have been established but for ber,and that she her
self gave ha Ifs guinea to its tends.
Mr. Joseph liilyord pulled out his la rg,e,wellfilled
green silk purse, and gave the doctor live pounds
liar this school, as limb, lie soul, must he put down
as from a frieud ; and then taking lease of the
good man, he turned hack and walked slowly down
the lane. Again the cott age chimney satiolsed, and
again his heart 11MY as warm as if lii had sat by
its lire. Ile filled with mill sorts of grand
schemes of banefieence; he would do—he dial not
know Wl,ll, Mr such exeellent people
While he seas thin vaguely thiukia.g, law approaelt
ed the curt age ; the door opened, end out came
Kitty Ll'revishain, in her dark toormo plaid
shawl, and stra w bonnet se:th dark blue ribbon.—
She looked at Mr. Ililyard as she cone our, and
then walked briskly on as if she lead tiu-ialess in
hand. She sea a.a sweet, bright looking ert•ature,
with the kindest eyes that %sere ever sal lit a human
countenance. When she came in sight of (lie par
lor window, she looked towards it, smiled sweetly,
and nodded; ~ r. Ifilyarn looked also, and there
stood the mother, in her plain cap and Id lel: dress,
and nodded affi etionately to her datagliter. 'fins
little circumstance expressed a great deal; moth.
er and were all the world to each other; '
there was the most perfectly good understanding
between them, and the last look, even for an air.
senee of an hour or two, was full of alrectionate in.
Site walked on briskly, and he follinved ; she had
such a no it pretty figure. She walked uncominum
ly well, and had a remarkably pretty foot and an
kle, as he could see when she held up her dross
where the mid was wet.
"I wish I were a young man ler her sake I"
thought Mr. (Itlyard In Immelf; "now I wonder
who she will marry 1" and wills that, all at once,
a grand idea floated into his mind. Ile would send
for his nephew, Edward Grey, and adopt him as
his son, aid he should flurry Oita good r.nd pretty
daughter of widow Trevisham ! It was a splen
did idea. 'Flits nephew was the son of Inc only
sister, who had married a poor schoolmaster iii the
country. She had often ticked hi a to do smite
thing, tor thin, her eldest son ; lie was said to he a
fine scholar; a very gentlemanly young man, of
excellent prim lidos, and In, MIS MIA: .1C and tin n
ty. Ile could nut :Idols hose be had msi r done
anything kw him before ; he felt all at mire an if
lie had been a It ird-hearted wretch; never, till that
day, had he given a penny , even to the hi iggi•il
School. Well, he would turn uver a new feat, non;
he would send for his nephew, get him married to
tins poor, lint good girl, and llun - t he should no lon
ger be ashamed of himself.
Little did sweet Kitty Trevisham know of the
schemes which were working in the head of the
respectable gentleman who wan following her.—
She was going to the Ragged School for a collate
of hours that evening, nd she was thinking ofnoth
ing, but her paw. scholars.
In a month's time, Edward Grey was at his on-
He's, an handsome s - , onntr man an his mother h ul
described him. with en open emmtenance, and a
great deal of derision in bin manner. He was one
of those men who in reality do not need any one
to help them on in life ; the elements of enema
are in themselves ; and men of this character are
not such as can have a path ehalln.d out for them
Joseph Ilily,,rd I..unti his nephew
very different person to what lie expected; be
fancied Lind he WCtild be pliable and extremely
grateful, and that be should open his - 11! , .V.Pf to bur
with respect to Kitty Trevisharti, immediately, but
there was an independence about Mtn which it did
nut seem safe to inter' - ere with, and almost c n in
difference about the large income of which, if he
pleased, he ought be the heir; 00 that his uncle
felt pretty sure that if he all at once revealed his
design., his nephew would turn restive on his
hands; and there was at the same (line so much
manliness and straightforward honesty of charac
ter about him, that he could not help feeling respect
for him. " Besides this," as the foreman said, ••he
took very' kindly to the business," and seemed at
once so thoroughly to understand it, that there W 39
no doubt of his becoming a most salaabhe assistant
They were, in fact, two of the most excellent
men that ever met; and yet, in some respects, they
were so different in character, that while they re
mained in any degree strimgcrs to each other,
they worked ill together. Edward Grey was un
like any person with whom his uncle had come in
contact; as yet he had been sole king and master
or his world; he had no idea but of remaining s o ,
and now here was a young man whom he hid in
troduced into it, carrying very thing his own way,
and that with the utinost rmietness and apparent
sell:complacency. lie never asked his uncle's Icai.e
for what lie did, aml yet lin established directly a
Ternperanr•e Soviet . ) , among the men, and set about
forum,' a Tech inies' Institute fir the uncle town.
Mr. lfilmard , as aro s was full of all sorts of
grand bet.evolent schemes a short time linfore, and
approved Temperance Societies, and -choral•. tor
the people, yet how he was ingry with his nephew
liirzcalon-ly co-operating in them. Peri' tps he
was displeased that men or influence le the place
—great phtlaothropists with whom he had never
had any thing to do, sh. uld seem to court his ricph.
ew's actin iiotanee as they did, stranger though he
was to them all; it w sort of tacit reproof to
himself and it hnnoyed lion, But let flue fault be
where it would, the uncle and the nephew did not
get on so comfortably together as they otiu.lit to
hive done, when a little eirciunstance seemed, for
the moment, to be the one drop to the hail can of
the uncle's displeasure, and made it o‘ertiow
Ile.had,imitricrliately on his coming, made his
nephew a present of is handsome gold watch and
chain; and this tic young man lost one day when
he was bathing. It was a most distressing, thing
to him, and he could only surmise, that co n C dex
terous thief had stolen it from his clothes as• they
lay en the river's tumult, lie stud nothing to Ins
uncle of his lose, fbr so grieved was he to have fad
ed, as he felt he had done, in winning his afrection,
that he was unwilling sttli further to displease him
by this apparent carelessness. In Ins (mart, Ed
ward Grey regirded his turtle us a second lather;
he would have died to have served !dun ; lint he as as
runt rune of those «•ho could intake professions, and
as his uncle seemed cold and distant, he dciermin
td quilitly to go nn fulfiling every duty, trusting to
t irate and circumstances fur rnakina all straight be
The watch had been lost a week when it came
to Ids uncle's knowledge, and that accidently. A
person came to the countinghouse where they both
%sere, asticif whether Mr. Edwarn Grey had not lost
something 1 "My watch 1" said the v man,
joyfully ; t'a gold watch and chain ; I fort them a
week ago "
Ills uncle was astonished and enraged. " Wus
the watch then of so little value that he could lose
stand say nothing about it 7' In twenty different
ways be could look at this affair and be made an
gry by It. Ile never bad 10-4 his tuts❑ watch, Mid
OW had, he should have been at come trouble to
hove found it, et it., etc.
Grey thought his uncle Imre isonable in being
thus angry without hearing him sly one word in
his own deletice. It seenicd to him that there was
much more said than the oec isinii warranted, and
fir that reaqon lie was iiient, and by this means
his uncle did not know how int.elt he sett Bred, nor
what pains he had, in truth, taken from the recov
ery aids loss.
'Pie uncle was not only very angry, but very
much grieved ; in his anger, be declared it was the
last present that he ever would fin lte liiin,and yet.
the next mimic:it, he threw him len sovereigns, and
told hint Jo go and sec if he could get back his
wide!' lift that money, which lie did not believe.—
Grey took the money dills ua er.ioously given, rind
went out with Ilw man, who said he was sent by
the person who had found the watch.
Mr.J.isirpli 11113 aril would have been no little as
tuntslictl, could hi: have seen his nephew conduct
«l to Mrs. 'the% isham's cottage. It was a lovely
afternoon, towards the close of summer; the little
garden was as full of flowers as it coaxial be, anal
jessamine and roses peeped in anal chiuceed round
die open parlor window, and there sat Mrs. Trevis
liana in her mourning, and litty in a wetly pink
dress and black silk apron ; her lovely dark brat: n
hair, fastened up in its simple knot, and no single
ornament about her, excepting tier own dear smiles
anal affectirmate eyes, looking ithc a rose, and
every bit as sweet, as she told Edward Grey, who
from the first moment lie saw her wis quite in a
bewilderment or delight, bow she and the servant
maid set oil one morning, at five o'clncli, to look
fin mushrooms in the meadows, because her moth
er was so fond of them, and how she futtitil, under
a sod, which seemed to have been cut out for the
purpose, a gold watch and chain ; she said she was
SO astonished tlmt she did not know 'Altai to do,
and as she Ihouglit that 100 , i ithcly some thief had
hidden it there, site brought it away; and there
was 110 nine in it c'tecpting - the in their's, and Ihat
was a Landon name; that she and Tier mother con
sidered what had betier be alone; they of
advertising, anal then it occurred to them that she
Might ingmac Or some of tivi watchmaker-, in the
town if the watch had ever been in their hands
that she did so, :a nil soon found one who told her
111 at lie h td sold it only a rear WealtS before, to Mr.
flily ad. for his nephew, and that to hint it !whing
ed; and, in confirmation. he showed her an adver
tisement in the piper, nflertiag a reward for this
very watch. how here at was, an t it was lan
possible for Kitty to tell him the pie 'sure she had
ut re.toring it to him.
The watch had beironic of ten times its former
v iliac as he riweiviid it from her hand. Flow ho
Imlged to kiss that hand Ile was the tel man in
the world to rax OW flail, Siti.ettl.es, but id. county
ii mice caure,aul -noietliour of wli.at he ftlt. Amt
then Mrs. Trmish on began to say that in firmer i
ti me s she had k nn.rn 31 r. Ifilvard; that tinfortu
nattily there had been a lawsuit between her late
husband and him, but that when she was punt.;
she had thought ',cry well ofhim. Grey said that
his uneld was the hest man living; that he had
given him the watch, but that was nothing to his
having taken him into business, which was n great
thing for him, who tees poor, and the eldest of a
large family. Mrs. Trevisham evident plea- I
sure in boning anything to his advantige; and
how astonished the uncle would have been coaxial
he b ive heard all that his nephew had said 111 his
Rills went on whit her sewin,7, and the :nether
and he talltclll a great deal. lie !tat tali,' the watch
in his hand, and the wonder te, that he did not
[81,50, PAYABLE AT SIX MONTHS.
conunit.some extravagance or other, he felt so in
conceivalily happy. Ile said that the thief who
had stolen the watch and hid it there, never him.
gined the blessing he was conferring upon him.—
Be did not explain his meaning, but lire. 'frmis.
liam -kpcw very well what he meant, and perhaps
did fu 's iore offered,
u c s cdas
lie she went on with her
pounds for the recovery of his watch, but he never
thought °Coffering it either to the mother or daugh
ter ; he would ninch more likely have offered his
heart and his life; however, he left a handsome
present for the man who had fetched him ; and
who w•l3 a poor gardner with a large family, and
after he had taken tea with them, and walked in
the little garden, and helped Kitty to tic up the
carnations, he took his leave, promising to visit
them again before long.
IC Lie watch had Leen suddenly cnercicil with
diamonds, it could not have been Inure precious.—
His niche told him angrily that he hoped lie would
not 10-c it again. There was nu danger of that.
This afrur of the watch did not tend to a better
understanding between uncle and nephew, and
spite of all Edward Grey's assiduity in the business,
he could nut find the way into his uncle's race
"Thete is something cold about him," said
frilyard to hirnself; "a very good young man he
is, there's no doubt of that—hut I hate your good
people; he Is not the hu'band for me Kitty—after
all I shall be tlorced to have her myself," and with
that he laughed amazingly. Ile thought a deal
about both Kitty and her mother, and one. day lie
W 39 at tht trouble of going to the Ragged School,
where be thought that he raitht have SONIC tali
with her. Tin re she was, as cheerful as a lark,
and as fresh as a flower, among the little rngg,J
urehin.,and the very c::pression of tlieir I.:res, and
the tones of their voices were, chang-d as they ap
proached her. The master of the school had not
words enough to praise her, and Kitty had no idea,
not the least in the world, that it ta as fir her salie
that this good man now visited the school, and lea
behind him n second donation.
How odd it will be," thought Ilirs.Trevialnn,
the day after Edward Grey declared his passion, and
had been accepted, "for Kitty to be Mr. Ilrlyard's
niece; I wonder what he will say, and tel its
hag tdrgonen 01w-re old tunes t Edward thr-rl•u he
will he pleased, though he is so rich—but (ben Ed
ward is young and in love—and I know that he
one,: thruourt a deal about truancy."
It was Edward Grey's intention candidly to tell
his unde that he had fallen in love u ith a pretty,
penniless girl, some dty when he was in a goo ii
humor; mid it was his uncle's intention .rho, to tell
his nephew rill about sweet Kitty Trevisharn, some
day when they wcrc talking about schools for the
people, and such thing., for then he thought he
should be able to interest him about the voting
teacher at the !Zagged School. Ile fancied t b he
could draw a %cry pretty picture of her in the midst
or her forlorn group, and this he thought, considt r
ing his nephew's ph il inthropic propcnsittes, would,
very likely, make a deep imp res-ton upon l a m.
Summer:lnd autumn wren now over. Chri,t mos
was approaching. There had been, as one may
say, a cessation of hostilities for some time, be.
tween uncle and nephew, they n•ore gradually and
silently a pprolching cacti other in the spirit of a
linnetl grind faith, till neither of them had found
the propitious moment for which they were waiting;
and each was beginning to like the other no well,
that they alinmd. I•nred to make the moment oils
disclosure, lest it should throw them back into Ora
slate or„liPnation which had been SO painful to both.
Edward was a frequent, though secret, visitor
at .'Sirs. Tres i:.harti's, and the long lii,tery of all
their lliriner troubles was familiar to idol. Ire
al.to kne.v of the arc years' Christina: , pre son!, and
of all their frnitloss conjectures as to who their
an known blend cooid be.
Yon will dine with us, Edward, on Christmas
day '" said the another; "I hate 110 doubt lint ire
shall have our u-mal dinner, but at all events, you"
trill conic 7 " Edward promised, and went home
determined that this should be the last visit he
would pay to this beloved family without hie out lit's
Itnowledgo, for he would in,the an imicirtunity tf
he die not jind one, that very evening. 'rile good
uncle, too tell attic of hating sent off a still
MOM !MUM! thlly supplied hamper than usual, to
gether with a letter, of which we shall spa tk ation,
sat that evening, in lits easy housc.ccat and slip
pers by the parlor fire, the very image of good hu
mor, as his nephew entered. The fire burned
hrichtly, so did the lamp; tea C./111C in, and the urn
bubbled and hissed, and, though there were only
two men to partake or this meal, which scan; la)
paeulia Hy to require the pre.itcnec of woman, yet,
it would have been dalleult to find a better ige
of comfort th in it presented.
" Now," thought Ilia nephew, "I will tell him."
" Now," thon-stit the uncle, "I will make the
attack." Nevertheless the tea was drank in silence.
" [Jock," at length began the young /0 an.
dcnr fidiow," interrupted the uncle; "but
go on—what were you going to say 7"
"1 beg your p talon, my dear str,aCtor you," said
Edward, nith a ccretnuntoun manner verb unusual
"I'.'t_ll, my Lieu - lad," I.r7,an the itocic in roll
earnost, in iy ns Well tell you lir,t as 1.1 , -t —I
have oft.m wished to tell you—l want to ace you
"Very strong e," said the nephew, joyfelly; "bet
I was itist going to tell you that I am %cry touch
disposed to get married."
o What the deuce; you hat cno girl in your
eve, have you I'' asked he, as the id^a struels
that pe•liaps his n •plirw eight be eng,aged to
some girl at hi', notsve place.
"Ye, I have," replied Edward.
o What the diekens could iri he /1`: ' : of
one!, a thierr 7 How do I know who V.lll li3VC
chosen—what right had you to choose for your
" Nobody had so great a riolit to choose for inn
as mvself,' ; said Edward, astonished.
Slr," returned his wide, raising himselfin
choir, and looking very angry, "I had chosen a
wire lii, you befoCU I had seen
. V 011; don't mterroot
me , aril lie, seeing Iris nephew short to
spcik ; "and I should not Ii ice sent for von if
had not wonted .s ;11.03 Ind for this gonil rod.
It was no ?non' of yours that ,aide me adapt you,
hut my eotecin and admiration for her; and I h are
mode up my mind, sir, either von shall in irry her,
ur .he oh ill be, my heir !" and with this the uncle
crossed his I",gs, and threa. himoelf hack in his
chair, if, a very drterinined and dogmatic rl manner.
V. c•traordin iry," avid tho nephew, in a
tone in which hi: wounded lbellog was very cvi.
dent "but if that be the c. u', I must do the best
Ihr myself that I c in ; at the same time I most say
ill it your id,•ots arc arbitrary; I Lnew nothing or
these conditions, and I came to you in good faith.
I wisher: to love you as a faker, and to servo you
as an obedient son ; rind fithers do not commonly
impose wives upon their soils; besides," added he
checrliilly, as a new idea struck biro; "how doyen
know that the ynalig lady you have done me the
honor of selecting for mc, would like me?"
"She would I" said the uncle; she's n good girl!
ono just of your own sort ; fond of Temperance
Someties and Ragged Schools, and suet, things. I
don't know one like her."
o Well, sir," said the nephew, with half s smile
on lus lips, "if these be ner reccuntnendations, the
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girl that I wish to make my wife loves Temper-
ZIIICV Societies cud Ragged Schools also."
The deg tl tale her !" said the uncle in great
wrath, for all at once he fancied it must be the
daughter ct some of those philanthropic people who
-11,,u been su as , idoously courting his nephew's ac
quaintance, and of whom he knew nothing: and
- i:' , 4P6dAitih i s'Ai l effYNt'clit c hir t angt t o l ia l l i artr"
I read It. and !snowing seine at the signers to the Certi4-
Nate of the euse of Mr:Brooke, and believing from my
knowledge of their,charneters. that they would not lend
their names for the purpose of palming an imposition
an engagement 't o r !mow ume- film on
Christmas day, which was on the morrow, and
therefoie lie begged that he would be in readiness
at the hour which he named. Edward was en
gaged already ; he told his uncle so, and that in a
WOL , e of as touch conciliation as possible. Another
aria dr .p to the full cup of his uncle's displeasure ;
oil the cup, as usual, flowed over.
We cud theta letter aecompatiiedlbe hamper to
Ales. Trevishuni's this 3 ear; it did su; and a let
ter w htell occasioned some excitementand anxiety;
it said that the friend who had had for some years
the idea...ure or sending this small present, proposed
to eat the Christmas dinner with diem on this oe.
c. ion, and would also take the liberty of bringing
d young ft iend with him. The hand-writing was
unknown to them ; it was a very different hand
to that which had been familiar to Mrs. Trevis
ham in fernier days. Of course, they would be
very gl id to see their kind, unknown friend, and
hitt comp:lnlet:, yet still there was an undeniable
au:::, ty in the bottom of their hearts, as to.who it
would turn out to ha. It was somebody who wish
ed them well, no doubt ; Ihcy only hoped that it
would prote to he one from is hoot .I.licy would like
to receive a tivor." We always feel anxious
when a iny, ,, :ry, however small, is about to he
FO4 Cd. At all t %cots they were glad dint Edward
Giey ha there ; and, let the unknown friend
turn out to he whoever he inigh , , they agreed that
I:itty's engagement to Edward Grey should ho
made I.nouil to him.
The 1.171k110W11 friend, who had sent much more
than Iris nslal supply on this occasion, proposed to
be with them l'er dinner at five. Edward Grey,
Lower, cr, :hem by two ; and great were dm
phis v‘ltiels he and Kitty took to maim the little
purse I prf ., ty as poseible, with its red-ber.
xud holly, ivy, and other crergecens Though
Mrs. Ts - me-ham had only smenty pounds a year,
and the pallor v, as very small, yet this was one of
the nitc:-t little Christmas dinners that ever n-a.s.
set out or coaled. Mrs. Trcvklians bad got a
neighbor who had been cool. is a great family to
come la tor the day ; and .1s to the table, it looked
beam dully ; there was a fine damask table-cloth
on it, u 11:1 mip:.ins as white as snow, and abund
ance of ! date, which had belonged to the family in.
As better drys, and bright glass aria sparkling- wa
t(r, and line!: and claret which bud conic among
the good things in the last hamper. Bless me I
there was dinner enough fur a dozen people, and
yet the unl.nown guest could oi,ly expect four !
Mrs. Tem Leham, however, expected five.
It grmw dre , k, and then dark ; the blinds were
drawn down ; it was nearly five, and the hearts of
Mrs. Trevisham and her daughter beat anxiously ;
so, no doubt, would Edward Grey's, had he seen
his uncle drnii.g along the road towards the house
in a cab, and in a very bad humor, although be
meant to make himself very agreetble to the two
The cab stopped at the little green gate, and thp
house-door opened. It was a very undignified
house ; ono was obliged to go through the kitchen
into the parlor, but there was no avoiding it ; so
that the little uund-servant stood with the door wide
open, and Airs. Trevisham saw that there wan only
one guest in.b_ad of I,te, and that he was rather a
stool gentleman, buttoned tip to the chin in a groat
coat, with a shawl round his neck. She had not
the least idea at ho he %vas. She felt considerably
e' cited, and he, we Inuit confess, was rather ea
himsclf, aid yet, as I have said twice before, he
bad fifteen hundred a year, and hc had paid for the
dinner which he now came to cat.
Mrs. Tre% :sham stood at the parlor door to re
ceive him; he took off his hat In the kitchen, and
stied wi:h his uncovered and bald head h e r o ec her.
She 5.1 w at once who it was, her own old friend,
the aoveisary of her hu,band—the uncle of her
"i feel mys , ?lf rather in an awkward position,
my dear madam," he began; but no sooner hail
he uttered tinge worck, than Edward Grey darted
Cram the aide of Kitty nt the parlor tire, and seizing
Isis hand, exclaimed, "God 1.11C9S you, my dear uu
t hr, ii I von ?"
'•.lnd thi., you, Edward? Good Mayen
Low came you hero?"
"1 no.or was Ao glad in all my life," said Ed•
ward, helping his wicle off with his coat, for now
a great li;;Iit began to dawn in his mind. "1 dn.
clam I don't know how to express my pleasure to
think of 1.112C;Ilig Jou Linder this TOW; 01 all places
1.1 the woald."
" And to thin% or routing you here," returned
the !mete. "You must excuse me, toy dear mad
am," wild he, turning - to Mrs. Trevisham ; and he
then sit down in a large chair by the lire, feeling
almost. overcome. :NI re. Tr o crisham was hardly leas
" My good 1 idy," at Ici;gl.l, he said, "Thad done
very wrong ; I ought not to have been so abrupt.—
I have done the whole thing clumsily."
Mrs. Trmi,liam >aid truly that it gave her ex
!roma I - de:lsom to fled that Mr. Hilyard had been
their friend for so many years.
It we , nnr ditty's turn to come forward, for
stir recognized in lii.n the kind visitor of the Rag•
li is eyes glistened as he spoke to her, and then,
Ed Ward V. 119 at tier side; an i r, ceistible power
coin pt.11,,1 him tri
rucls iid he, and as he spoke he tonic Kit.
tv's hand; we had incite up our minds to be can.
did tonight, let the guest he who lie might; and
you, above all, liner a right to know our beeret.---
This is my affimeed wife, let us have your bless
The uncle look the two chsped hands in his,
and pressed them warmly, but he said not a word.
1/inner was placed on the table. Ho still sat
with their two hands in his; he wiped two great
tears frnm his eyes, and then, in the eheeriullest
voice possible coil that they would now go todinncr,
for that he was desperately hungry, end after din.
ner they would talk about these things.
' After dinner, when the dessert was on the table,
hew merry the uncle was at the expense of his
nephew ; and he told hew he had, "by chance,"
' met with the doctor, and heard about Kitty and the
flagged Seim:a, and how he thought first of all of
making her un ewer himself, and then he thought
of eroding for Iris nephew, and then he warned Kit.
ty that he was a very obstinate young man, and
that he would oat bo guided by his good old oriole;
i who meant 1.1 well for him ; and then Edward had
to tell him more it was the losing of his watch
which had brought him acquainted with Kitty,
and how happy they had been ever since, with only
one drawback, and that was, that his uncle was
such a hasty-tempered positive man, who would not
I allow Iris nephew who wished to be so dutiful to
, him, the right to choose a wife for himself, and
how thi; said wicked uncle had nearly broken his
nephew's hearthy quarrelling with him about his
l There was a deal of laughter and merriment:
though it was only a party of four; nor was there