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not become a sensible man like vou tosav Ilarrv !" Tlicii wlih a quick inclination j Sow, Harry, 1 Iv-'giu to iintlc i stiincl. 1 you shall be Hurry's wife before yon
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of the head, she said, '-Harry von are a Ket me try if 1 can express myseii pmio-i unu no..inS o,.o.it..i muvu m,
V!iv, Kli.a, I am so ulad to see voir philosopl
so much belli r ; ! m-vt.r saw you iouk so
Sn vour lift; ; I am sure vou
mu bo mucli butter. ;
" Do not lo too mi re, Harry, about any ;
tiling. Cmiiu here, Harry, and tit down j
beside me. There, that nil! do. Xow,
Hairy, look me steadily in the face."
Harry laughed, looked her steadily in!
the face, and then kissed her.
Kliza, will thai do :" (acquainted with yon, I have lived in
" Yes, tf Kit will do; hut I want you to 'new world. (Mien, when you have been
" Whv, now, that is verv good of you.
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A death-like paleness overspread liar-, vision ol mankind into men and women ; nor momei s.eppcu m,i, ami so
rv's face, b it he did not speak. is a great means to a great end is it j were the movements of the bride t!i;,t
' Ali ! it .rives vim mm. niv ih.ar liar- ! not ':" casual spectator never would have in,.,,-;,
ry, to hear me talk in this way. Well, j " Kxactly :" the end boh-g, the endow- ed that she was already married 0 dc(
we will c!ian::e the subject what is ':" I iiiL' our humanity with moral sentiments ; The proclaiming of the banns hud uttrn,-:
Still 11 :r,y was silent, for" thick-crowd-1 with thought, feeling, hope, cllbrt, love, 1 ed no attention, as it was done in a churr.i
ing fiiicies " were stnutding in his brain, fear, forbearance, tenderness, t c." and not a soul, beyond the four indivii'.
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".Now, Harry, she continued, m a " iiut, Hai rv, there will be no men and ais, was aware oi u.e naiuie ot tins si;.
Often have I wished vou to he serious,
and you have as often laughed in my
" Harry would you like to lose me ?"
He started to his feet, repeating " Lose
you ! lose you !" what ?"
He paused ; and as he gazed on her
solemn yet animated aspect, the truth sud
denly Hashed upon him ; and he beheld
the word consumption ' visible in her
Harry was at first stupifiod ; but on
learning that some chance yet remained
from removal to milder air, he set to work
to prove that his affection lay in his heart.
Assiduous were all his attentions ; he ac
companied her on her journey, and put
his invention to task to render absence
as endurable as possible. The summer
assed away dreaiily ; hope and fear al
ternately counterbalanced each other ;
now would Kli.a write, to say that she
felt herself surprisingly well, and again
would the mother send up a desponding
message. After some months, homeward
came the invalid, for she longed to see
home once more, and she said, " If it h
to be, 1 should like to have Harry beside
me when I die!" And when Harry, on
her arrival, took her in his arms and helped
her up stairs, something seemed to whis
per to him, " It is to be ;" and so all he
could say to her was, " Kliza ! dear Eli
za !" and then he sobbed passionately.
Kliza had been dull and miserable in
the country; but now that she was home
again, and had Harry beside her, she be
came cheerful and even lively. " IJar-
iy, sue saiu 10 nun one uay, and so,
my own philosopher, you are going to
lose me !"
" Kliza Kliza do not be so cruel
Oh do not talk in that way."
"Nay, Harry," she added, " do not
think I talk in a tone of bravado or alfec-
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ow, ! lower, iiravcr tone , " ever since l necame , women in a suture staio ol exisiencc : , i.u union. tnu inu cuu tics u,
" Xo Kliza, our Lord has assured us of married at the same tune ; and astltV;i
that." I stood up, Kliza seemed among the,,, UV
oxplainiii!.' to me about the sun, and the! " Well, then, if there 1m; no parents and ing of another world, fthe went tin,,,,,
moon, and the stars, and all the wonder- children, no husbands and 'wives, no men the ceremony without evincing syrnpi.,,,,
lul things ol tins earth, have 1 lojiged to: ami women to love mid be loved, whiitoi exnausiion ; inougn, wncn she reuc;(
be able to sail through the universe, to ex-1 state of existei.ee will it be ? There w ill homo, she fainted repeatedly, and h .
amine every thing, to understand every be no hope, love, fear, as you express it ; 1 pcared as it her wedding-day was to I,
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thing of the marvellous works ol (iod. and women serve, when it nerishes with I a momentary delusion came over Ham
Then I have said to myself What a
poor stupid thing you are ! you don't
know any thing. Oh, I wish I were a
man ? Harry, why did (jod make us men
and icomat r"
Harry replied, " Nay, my dear girl, you
will exhaust ourself if you go on at this
rate. Vou want repose."
" Well, I will take your advice. My
body is weak, but I feel as if my mind
was wonderfully active. Come lo-mor-row,
Harry, for you have yet much to
teach me before 1 die
mind that she might still live. llut
"wife" felt that it was a delusion; s,
" Kliza, do you remember that passage
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did not believe hi a resurrection, came to contented to be done with it " llarrv
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puzzling question. They supposed a case, : dead 1
where, according to the Mosaic, law, a Two weeks after the wedding, it a
woman iiad been married in succession to pcared evident that her departure was;,
seven brothers ;and then they taunting- hand. Harry and her mother sat njuk
ly asked, whose wife siie would be in the j ing the iiLht, leading at intervals i ti;
resurrection? What reply did our Lord ,.'of the New Testament. The Ibht ,,
make ?" I morning had begun to penetrate the ivi
" 1 remember, lie saai, iro vc not uow-mmmIs, when r.hza said, in a win.
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came over Harry's mil. vl. " What a won- ;t.ripmies, neither the 'power of (Jod ! er, nfv ftet are very cold oh, niollitr
derful creature," ho thought ;" noble in ' i.'or V;en thev shr.ll rise from the dead, jam b"ect)jning so cold 1" and then il.
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combination of moral and physical beauty
is this glorious girl about to drop into the
dust, and be as if she liad never been r"
If Harry had no other source of comfort
but his knowledge, he might have drop
ped in despair. Dut he did, as a good
man of the olden time did, when he also
had a cloud over his mind, when meditat
ing on life and death he " went into the
sanctuary of God ;" light pierced his dark
ness ; he returned to Kliza next day, with
a lighter step and a more cheerful heart.
"Oh, Harry," she said, "how I have
been longing for you to return ! I want
you to answer my question ; why did God
make us men and women ?"
" It was His pleasure, my dear, to do
so, just as he has made the earth a globe,
and surrounded it with an atmosphere."
" Yes, yes, I know all that very well.
Hut what I want to know is what vou
ted carelessness. I perfectlv feel th:it Uvo'ihl call ihe rnlhinulc. of the onestion.
djath is an awful thing, and 1 would wish ! 1 will put it another way What sort of
to live, if it were only for yon " j world would this be, if we had all been
Harry stopped forward and kissed her, ' merely intellectual beings, without that
and bathed her cheek with a tear. division by which we are men and wo-
" Harry," she auain said. " tlo you re-'men ':"
member that passage which you once re- "All I can fancy of it is, that in this
pouted, and which 1 repeated after you j case, human beings would have resembled
without missing a word ? Well, now, I a forest of pine-trees dull, dark, and
will rcprut it aaih, just . to show you what: uniform."
a gootl memory I h ive I " Why, Harry, why ? I want to know
Vy, hut to die, ami g we know not where; the reason why r
" This division of the human race into
men and women may be termed the ka
L iodoscope of humanity. It is a com
paratively simple matter, ami yet it pro
duces that apparently infinite variety
body, generous and confiding in disposi-1 they shall neither marry, nor are given in
tio.i, quick in intellect a rare combiaa- j marriage, but are as the angels which are
tio:i in ordinary hie 1 And yet is all this j,, heaven.
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i o lie in umiu oiisu ucuiiii, siiKi oi roi ;
This sensible warm inutiui to heeonin
A kneaded chid; and the delighted spirit
To bathe hi f.erv Hoods, or to rtt'itle
In thrilling rei.m of thiek-i ihhed ice;
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And blown, wilh restless violent round vvMicil tiiversiiies iiuman exisience. l no
about j relation of parent and child the care of
This pendent world, or to he worse than ! the father the love of the mother the
worst j atl't elion of the child the attachment of
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i)i those, mat lawless and uncertain thoughts brothers and sisters family ties social
interests national concerns all
"Mark the words, Kliza. 'the power
of God.' The distinction of sex is the
f callbldir.g of our moral cxi: lence ; this
life is but the .first stage of our being ;
when our ehaiactcrs are built up, the
scalfold'mg will be taken away, and then
we enter a nobler, a higher state."
" Ihit Harry, what I am afraid of is,
that we will not know each other, or that
at least we will become quite indiHerent
to each other."
" Nay, Kliza, nay ! I rest perfectly sat
isfied that in a future stale memory will
be like ni-zht, revealing in our constitu
tion those innumerable things which the
light of the present life dims and conceals ;
that love, first created by our connection
with an animal existence, will, when dis
sociated from it, act with a power of
which we have no present idea ; and that
all the intellectual powers, expanding in
a body freed from mere animal qualities,
will make the human being a wonderful
creature one of the glories of God's uni
Imagine howling! 'tis too horrible!
The weariest and most loallud worldly life,
That age, ache, penury and imprisonment
Can lay on nature, is a paradise
To w hat wo fear of de.th!'
There, now, Harry, that is all right, I
think. Now, though I certainly have no
such fearful ideas of death, fearful as
death is, still I so far enter into the spir
it of the passage I know so much of this
beautiful world, and so very little of a fu
ture state that I could wish to live, for
your sake just to be your own little wife
from our being men and women."
"Gootl, good go on Harry."
." Then that universe of mind which
springs from the attachment of two such
as we are human love, the theme of so
much thought and so much song human
love, given by God to adorn and elevate
human existence, and which prevails in
its noblest purity and power, where man
is most advanced in principle and civilization."
The vivid hasmnr,' of hh.a's eves .show-
ed to Harry that her mind was in a state 'inent. the
ol peculiar excitement; he theiefoie re-.'parted.
uiou. promising to leturn soon. iuruiLf
his absence, a thought took possession of
the gill's fancy. " Oh," said she to her
self, "if memory will be such a powerful
relleclor in a future stale, bow I should
like to remember that 1 have been Har
ry's wife in this world 1" Then suddenly
blaming herself for being a mere selfish
creature, she prayed, while the tears
streamed from her eyes, that God would
give her affectionate lover a good wife af
ter she was dead and gone.
Jhit the idea became strong : the thought
mother, whose heart was tog dry for tear
made a sign to Harry that Death l.ado
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hovering over the bed.
acre is iiarry r she murmured. and
betook her hand m his. Hurry, in
a verse to me ;" and lie repealed a vers
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"in n:iiiivn, ju:iueti, now arc u
the sous of God :nul it holi iw.t ,.(.,,
pear what we shall be, but we knowt!;;;
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Him, lor we shall see Him as He is."
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worth all your science to me just now
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where are you ?"
" I am here, dear Kliza."
" And mother ?"
"Here, my child."
"May God bless you both
me 1 w ife ' before I die."
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wentv one uiontl is have now
since the J .aplace Treaty hcermie the law
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ot Demg Harry's wite helore she departed. ,i ' . "
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overcame all idea of siumilaritv or of in
congruity she thought that if she died
without bearing the name of " wife," she
would depart from this breathing, bust
ling, working world, without a tie to link
her memory even to the grave. She men
tioned the idea to her mother, who could
not comprehend her meaning, ami thought
disease had alVected her brain. Hut when
the mother mentioned it to Harry, he at
once caught and comprehended the spirit
of Kliza's wish. Yes ," said he, as he
walked into the room, "yes, my own girl,
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