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"Thf earl is out. sir and s i is
Lord Willi m:" said the obsequious ing the fancy of the fair apparition,
lacquey, as I was ushered into Faii lie she burst into a merry laugh, in w hich,
Hull, "will you amuse vourself in the despite my wounded vanity. I was
library until dinner, or take a stroll forced to follow her. She had now
in the park? You will probably meet fully recovered from her momentary
with sme of the family about the embarrassment and advancing said,
ground." "Air. Stanhope I presume, for we
Such was the salutation that greet- have been expecting you for some
e l me . on alighting at the princely days." I bowed. "1 see must intro
nnnion of theenrl of Fairlie, whither duce myself. The Lady Katharine,
I ,ad coma at th invitation of hi ' daujlitcr of ihe Earl of Fairlie."
only son one of mv inseperable This then was the Lady Katharine
friend at Oxford. The vi-.it had! of whom I had heard so much!
been promised for more than two j There was something in the gaiety
ami 1 was ac uateu io u, noi
only by the desire
of snendifi" the ;
vacation with my triemt, but by a
lurking wish to behold the Laly
Katharine, his only sister, whose
beauty I had heard extrolled by a
hundred lips. So I had given tip a
contemplated run to the continent
and come down to Fairlie II ill.
After changing my dresi and siz
ing from the windows of my chamber,
I began to feel ennuied, and descend
ing the ample staircase I determined
on a stroll into the m ignificient par!;,
which surrounded the hall for s-mif
miles on every hand. .My w.i k led
me bv a wild woodland p iili into one
of the most romantic recesses of the
forest. Naturally of a dreamy ua
nf mind. I walked on i.t a sort of re i
verie, until I was suddenly recalled '
to my more sober senses by coming '
in front of a little su nnier ho we. j
rched ;iir!vona nk. an. I over
1-jokin r a mimic water!
tt i;nr'i it I'uiiu 'l w.:!i uy .!t's
Invjl, I w i"d in ari l s it d.iwn.
There w is little fiiiVii'ure i i tin room,
but on a table ia the coat.r, Java
copy of S;encer, as if s-vm ono had
lately been there. Picking up my
fivurile n et I beg:n reading, but
whether the interminable alle;
ercised a drovsv in!Iii'nce over
or whether it was the saa'p morning
airinwhic'ilh.il bsn ridin. thai
affected me, I cannot say, but in a
few minutes 1 fell into a light doze,
such a one as while it gives a dreamy
Inr.ip.ter to our thought , or lulls
them altogether into repose
assumes wholly the character of sleep,
and ii Jissipated by the slightest noise.
Mine was soon broken, by a quick
light step on the greensward without,
and a musical female voice singing a
gay ditty. Starting up I beheld an
apparalion standing in the door of
the summer house, whose exceeding
loveliness I was doubtful, for a mo
ment, whether to refer to earth or
This apparition bore the form of a
young lady apparently about eighteen,
of a tall shapely figure, attired in a
light summer dress the sleeves of
which, being looped up at the should
ers, revealed a pair of exquisitely
rounded arms which might have vied
with those of the fabled Euphrosyne.
Her dress came low down towards
the bust, displaying the full charms
of her unrivalled shoulders and all
the graceful swelling of her snowy
and swan-like neck. Her face was
of the true oval shape, and or either
siue oi it Mowed down her luxuriant
auburn ringlets. The features, with
out being regular, formed a combina
tion of surpassing beauty. The deli
cately arched eye-brows; the finely
chiselled nosf; the small round chin;
the rich lips whose luxuriance rivalled
that of the full blown rose; and the
smooth pearly cheek, through which
, the vermeih blood miuht be seen
1 wandering in ten thousand tiny veins
so transparent was the hue of the
skin united to form a countenance
which would hive been beautiful,
even without the constantly chang
ing expiession which gave animation
to each feature. The appearance of
this wondrously lovely being, just as
I awoke from the half dreamy sleep
I have describedYifl which the visions
of ihe pjiet and J-the sound of the
waterfall; haif contributed to fiil my
mind wit fnftastfcJmages, made me
doubt, foriinottint, whether the
heavenly Uo Jiefte'.i or one of her
; aucnaar.t nytnpnf nail not emerged
jon my irearmri vis-ion. But the
o .changing expresstrig of her features
' soon convinced.me that she was no
ji iry visitant.SJft first a look of sur
prise darterm-er her fine counte
nance, anil she retreated a step back
wards, while the blood mantled her
cheek, brow, and bosom, and even
tinged the ends of her delicate fin
gers. In an instrnt, however she re
gained her composure. Not so mv-
jself. I've been equally startled, but
was longer in recovering my ease. A
silence of a minu.e thus occurred.
i ,iP:n ,, .i,:u ... c,,,, l .,..,rl,.
regarding each other, but at length
the ludicrousness ol the scene strik-
pleased me, while at the same time it
increased my emoarrassmeni. i now
: ed again and was about to reply, but
1 in bowing I inadvertantly made a
step backwards, and trod on a pet
greyhound, which accompanied this
wilful creature. The animal with a
cry sought shelter by its mistress"
side, who, by this tim?, had sunk into
one of the scats.
"Poor Lama," she said petting him,
"you mu-t be careful how you get in
the way of a bashful gallant again,"
:ind then, turning to me. she said in a
tone of gay railery. "Ah. .Mr. Stan
hope, you Oxford gentlemen, know
ing asy,u are in history, Greek, and
Latin, are all alike awkward at a
j.nv at least William is so, and his
particuhrfiicnd of whom I have heard
so much, and of whom I really hoped
otherwise, is no better."
There was iituc.u in tfil-i galling to
mv vuiiit', but it carried with it some
I h id then been the sub- j
je?t of conversation with ti.is fair
brin and she had thought favorably
of me. This idea did mudi to re
store me to the use ol my tongue,
which otherwise would have been
gone forever, under the merciless
iry ex- raillery of the Lady Katharine, lle
'er me.' sides I saw that I was losing ground
with my fair companion, and that it
was necess irv to call some assurance
to mv aid. I rallied therefore and
o it trial.
not be condemned with-
Lady Katharine may yet
soften her scntencc-or at least ,n
i.. .,i-t i:is uon over which sue
is queen,! may have a chance ot im
provement." There was a tone of easy badinage
in this, so different from what she
had been led to expect from my for
mer embarrassment, that the lady
looked up in unaffected surprise.
"Very well, I declare you im
prove on acquaintance. Why you
have almost earned for yourself the
favor of being my knight homewards
quite indeed, only that you have
lamed my poor Lama. So I must
even leave you to Spencer, which I
been reading, and de
sec yuu ti- . T
nart We will meet at dinner and I
will see by that time if you have mv
would never forgive me, and I would
Sedbeunworthto be called true
Lnht if I permitted damsel to brave
of this enchanted forest
BOWLING GREEN, PIKE CO., MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1842.
alone." And I started forward to ac
She looked at me a minute dubious
ly, as if puzzled what to make of my
character, as she said:
"I pardon you, for this once, and
allow you to accompany me. We
shall," she continued, looking at her
watch, "have scarcely time to reach
the hall before the dinner bell will
sound." And with the words, off she
tripped, with a bound as free as that
of her agile greyhouud. 1 followed,
determined not to be outdone, but to
maintain the gay rattling tone I hd
assumed, as the only one fitted to
cope with this wilful creature. I had
so far succeeded that when we part
ed at the hall to dress for dinner, I
really beiieve she would have been
puzzled to say what part of my con
versation had ben serious or what
not. She must have been comeplete
Iv inthedark as to mv real sentiments
on any one of the many subjects we
had discussed. Indeed she admitted
as much to me at dinner, where I
managed to secure a place beside
"You are a perfect puzzle do you
know it, Mr. Stanhope? At least 1
have not yet decided what to think
of you. At first I set vou down for
the most bashful young man I had
ever seen, and now you seem as if
nothing could intimidate you. Why,
when pa was introduced to you, vou
talked politics with him as if you had
known him for . years, and three
minutes after you were discussing the
fashions with little Miss Mowbray, as
if you had been a inanmilliner all
your life. I scarcely know whether
to think you a canieleon, or retribute
your wit to the ch ampaigne."
"Neither, Lady Katharine, while a
better reason may be found nearer
Ah! that wasn't so badly said, al
though a little too plain. We ladies
like llattery well enough, but then it
must be disguised."
And it would be almost impossible
to flatter you! is that it?'
'You puzzle me to tell, I declare,
whether that is a compliment or oth
erwise but see, p. i is waiting to
drink champaingne with you."'
in such gay conversation passed
the dinner and evening; and when 1
retired for the night it was w ith the
consciousness that 1 was in a fair
way to fall in love with the Lady
Katharine. I lay awake for some
two hours, thinking of all I had said,
and of her replies; and I came to the
conclusion that she was, beyond mea
sure not only the loveliest but the
most fascinating of her sex.
I had been among the first of the
numerous guests to arrive; but the
remainder followed so close after me
that in a lew days the whole compa
ny had assembled. It was an unu
sually gay party. The moining was
generally speut by the gentlemen in
shooting among the preserves, leaving
the ladies to their indoor recreations
or a tide around the park. On these
i ides the gentlemen sometimes ac
companied them. Lady Katharine
was always tl.e star of the party; it
was mound her oar sex gathered.
Hut, fascinating as I felt her to be I
was, of as! the beaux, the most sel
dom found at her Lri-!o ichi; and per
haps this comparative!' distant air
was the nn-st effectual means I could
have taken to forward my suit. At
least I fancied more than once that I
piqued the Lady Katharine.
We still kept up the tone of badin
age with which our acquaintance had
commenced. There was a playful
wit ubout the Lady Katharine which
was irresistable; and I flattered my
self that she was pleased with my
conversation, perhaps because it was
oiiieie ., u . . -
me extended further than to my qual
ties as a drawing room companion I
was unable to tell. If I strove to
hide my love from her. she was equal
ly successful in concealing her feel
ings whatever they might be. Yet
she gave me the credit of being a
"You take more notice of little
things than any one of your sex 1 ever
saw," she said to me one evening.
"The ladies have a way of reading
one's sentiments by trifles, which
your sex generally deem beneath their
notice. But you! one would almost
fear your finding out all one thinks."
Oh! not at all," said I. "At any
rate, if your sex are such keen obser
vers they are also apt at conceal
ment. What lady that has not striv
en to hide from her lover that sh re
turned his passion, at least until he
has proposed, and that even though
aware how wholly he adores her!--We
all alike play a part."
'Shame, shame, Mr. Stanhope!
Would you have us surrender our on
ly protection, by betraying our senti
ments too soon? And then to say
that we nil play a part, os if hypocri
sy in little things, it is true, but still
hypocrisy was an every-day olliiir.
You make me ashame I of .human na-
ture. You really cannot believe what
This, was spoken with'a warmth
that convinced me the words were
from the heart. I felt that however
ll'ppfiV.&vJL'dv- Katharine, wight
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UC l Hie VUIII HIIU UII'WIV UllOIS Lliai
usually thronged around her, she had
a heart a warm, true, woman's
heart a heart that beat with noble
emotions and was susceptible to nil
the finer feelinsrs of love. I would
have replied, but at this instant the
Duke f Chovers approached and re-
.nested the honor of waltzing with
The Duke of Chovers was a young
man of about five and twenty. The
cabbie of bis mind was that "of fash-
ionable men in general; but then he
enjoyed a splendid fortune and wore
the "ducal coronet. He was con
fessedly the lest ma'ch of the season.
The charms of the Lady Katharine
had be?n the lirt to divert h;s rrind
from his dress and horses. Ir was
whispered that a union was already
arranged betwixt him and my fair
companion. As if to confirm this
rumor, lie alway s took his place by
her bridlerein. The wordly advan
tages of such a connexion were un
answerable; and 1 had been totured
by uneasy fears ever fince 1 heard
the rumor. Now was a fair oppor
tunity to learn the truth. I had heard
the Iady Katharine jestingly say a
few days before, in describing a lite
ball, that she refused to wahz with
I.ord because she thought him un
married, and that when she discover
ed her mistake she was piqued at her
self for losing ttie handsomest partner
in the room. The remark, was made
jestingly and casually, and was by
this time forgottou bv her. I'ut I
still remembered it. Yet I knew that
if she was betrothed to liirn she
would accent his offer. How mv
heart thrilled, therefore, when 1 heard
her decline it! His grace walked
away unable to conceal his mortifica
tion. You .should not he so hard-heart
ed." said I. 'iilthoiigh the duke o-ight
to have known that you waltz with
none of therrosciibcd rac; of bache
at me in unaffected
How did you discover that?"'
she said. "We have had no waltzinjr
since you came,' and then, reflecting
that these hasty words had confirm
ed my bold assertion, she blushed to
the very brow and looked for a mo
Our conversation w as interrupted
by her brother and one or two new
acquaintances who had driven home
with him. 1 soon sauntered away.
My deductions respecting her and the
duke were shaken, 1 confess, before
the evening w'as over, oy seeing
them sitting telc-ti tete, by ( no of the
casement, while the guests avoided
thcin,&s it by tl.i.t tacit agreement
under which lovers are left to them
selves. The attention of his grace became
daily more marked, and there was an
evident embarrassment ol manner in
the Lady Katharine under them. A
month slipped away meanwhile, end
the time when the company was to
break up drew near.
We wer. out on a ride one morn
ing, and the duke, as usual, had es
tablished himself at her bridle-rein,
when, in cantering along the brow
of a somewhat precipitous hill, over
looking the country for miles around,
the horse of the Lady Katharine took
fright, from some cause, and (ia?hed
towards the edge of a precipice that
sank sheer down for neatly a hundred
feet. The precipice was several hun
dred yards to the right, but the pace
at which the frightened steed went,
threatened soon to bring him up wiih
it, while the efforts of the rider to
alter his course appeared to be una
vailing. Our party was paralyzed,
and his grace particularly so. I
alone retained my presence of mind.
Driving mv spurs deep mto the flanks
my spurs deep mto the lianks
of my steed, I plunged forward at The duke had never been the La
full gallop, amid the shrieks of the'dy Latharine's choice, and the had
females and the warnings of the gen-1 only waited for h.u, to propose in
tlemenofthe party. Bull knew I j form to herself persor.ady, to give
could trust mv gallant hunter. The him a decided refill. Although I
Ij!dv Kmhnr'ine heard mv horse's was but the heir of a commoner ol
hools, and turned around.
shalll forget her pleading look. I
dashed my rowels again into Arab,
for only a few paces yet remained
betwixt the Lady Katharine's fright
ened animal and the edge of the
precipice. One more leap and all
would have been over; but luckily at
that instant I came head and head
with her furious steed, and catching
him bv the bridle, I swing him
: around with a superhuman strength,
But I was only partially successful.
i The animal plunged and snorted, and
nearly jerked me from the saddb.
"For God's sake discount, mv dear
iLadjKathjirine,' hsirell os you can,
' n- .,11 .'o nrar
The daring girl hesitated no more,
but seizing a favorable instant w hen
the animal, though trenbling all over,
stood nearly still, she leaped to the
earth. The next instant her steed
I plunjred more wildly than ever, and
seeing that she was safe 1 let jro the
bridle. He snorted, dashed forward
I and went headlong over the prcci-
pice. In an instant I had dismounted
and was ly the Lady Katharine's
side. I was just in time to catch her
in my arms as sne tainted awy. lie
fore she recovered, the landau, with
the rest of the party, came up. I
snv her in the hands of her mother,
and then civinrr reins to Arab, under
pretence of sending medical aid, but to leave, our Boniface f ncounted the
in reality to escape the" gratulations ,la"
of the company, I dashed off. "Oh, look here, Mr. Johnnyville,"
When I entered the drawing-room sa'd he, "'bout that ere lifle. You
before dinner, there w.as m one in may think, may be as how I've walk
the apartment but 'he Ladv Katha- d into you 'bout a feet, in charging
line. She looked pale, but' on recng- you seventy-five dollars for that wee
nizing me. n deep Mush suffused her pon, but 'taint so: I was 'tached to it,
cheek and bro w, while her eye lit up fr it never missed in my bands, nor
for the instant, with an expression of n,y so"i Tim's; and I'll tell you what,
dewy tenderness that made every Mister Johnnyville, if you don't think
vein'in mv I odv thrill. But these now, when you come along back this
traces of emotion parsed as rapidly ; n"av. that the ritlle's raaly wuth seven
as thev came, leaving her manner as , ty-five dollars, why, I'll take her off
it usually was, only that there was your hands. Now, that's fair,
......I VA,;nt : :r. rrr "
ail liiiliuiui ni iciiaiiii uunut Ik, us 11
her feelings of gratitude were strug
gling with othersofa different charac
ter. She rose, however, and extend-
ed her hand. There was nothingof
its usual light tone in her voice, but
an expression of deep seriousness,
perhaps emotion, as she said,
"How shall I ever thank yon suffi
ciently, Mr. Stardiope, for saving u.y
life?" and that sHine dewy tender
ness again shone from her eyes.
"Dy never alluding, my dear Lady
Kathaiin", to this day's occurrence.
Ihaveonlv donewhsit errrv either
gentlen.an would Ime done."
She sighed. W ! e t!.inkinj of
tlu tanimessof the dn ? I th -uuhf
so, and Mjhed too. She looked U
suddenly, with her urge full ryes
fixed on me, as if si c would read my
very soul; while a deep roseate bluh
suffused her face nnd crimsoned even
her shoulders and bosom. There
was something in that look that
changed the whole current of my
convictions, and bid me hope. In
.1.. : i.. ..r.i ,r, i i.w.i, I...'
tile IllllHIian l llic minncm, i ivy.'iv tic i ; -. . . . . . ..
hand. Again that conscious blush ! fav,our ,n, ,he wo.r,J "ind lIie anSeI'c
rushed over her cheek and bosom; ! Trd forth, m rapturous song,
but this time her eyes sought the " ,J t' '"en.- t m the
ground. My brain reeled. At length ! ""'X ''0,;r ' 10 ,ha ,,,ie 3?Y
I found words, and, in burning bin-! Jr; '"J not where to lay h
e:,ge poured forth my hopes an(1 ; head ' m the darkness and solitude
f.ars, and told the tale of mv lore. supplicated and prayed for our for
ecast; her bosom heaved wildly, but
.1. ,l,ln.,t,IHtt(r. I Stl I ktlfOf fit .
At length she said,
There were something in the tone,
:.ich assured !
rather ti;an in the word w
me I was beloved. If I needed fur
ther information of this it was given
in the look of confiding tenderness
with which she gazed an instant on
me, and then averted her eyes trem
blingly. 1 stole mv arm around her,
and drew hergcntlv toward me. In !
a moment shu looked up again half
reproachfully, and gently disengaged
herself from my embrace.
"Wc have been playing a part,
dear Lady Kathanne!"' said 1, still
retaining her hand.
A . .i 11 r.tr ttia inot.nl aliiit !
over her face, hut was lost as quick
ly in the ienderness which was now
its prevailing expression, as she said.
"I'm afraid we have! But now,
Henry, dear Henry, let me steal
away, for one moment, before they
descend to dinner."
I restrained her only to press n y
first kiss on her do'-iiu lips, and then
she darted 'from the room, leaving
me a tumult of feelings I cannot at-
tempi to uescrioe.
a wealth and ancient family it is true;
VOL. 1. NO. 26.
and he was the possessor of a duke
dom, she had loved me, as I had loved
her, from the first moment we had
met. The duke had been backed by
her parents, but when we both wai
ted on them, and told them that our
happiness depended on their consent,
they sacrificed rank to the peace of
their daughter, and gave it without
reluctance, llefore winter came the
Ladv Katharine was mv Bride.
1'rivce de Joinville and the Buck,
eye. We find thcfollowing anecdote
in the iast number of the Knicker
bocker. "During a former visit to this coun
ty, of the Prince de Joinville sojourn
ed fori a few days in Cincinnati,
Ohio, stopping with his limited suite
at the Inn of Mr. C, a very plain
spoken, jolly lioniface, who cared
little for rank or nobility, beyond the
custom they might bring him. The
Prince was very fond of fowling, and
his "right hand man," (Las Cassas, if
we remember rightly,) borrowed the
landlord's ri.le for his us. He net
with such success with the weapon,
that he directed M. Las Cassas to
purchase it any price, for his occa
sional use in his farther travel. The
: morning the distinguished party were
; - -
The Piince was in rood humor
with the inriden, rnd has often re
verted to it since; while (hehonest
, 'isf- was frequently heard to say
"1 thought lieu keep tier! .there amt
9uc!i a ri(V west o' the Alleghanies!"
Niciir. Night draws heriable dra
pery over the world, and the prospest
of earth is obscured. Day has re
treate I. but the scene which succeeds
it is sublime and lovely. The dark
azure sky clitters with thousands of
worlds, ruling amid '.he vast expanse.
Not a sound b- c.iks in upon the medi-Mtii-n-?
of bun who contsair lates the
stairy rch. Hegizesupon systems
mr.uoiable; the wonder-exciting work
;oi the L,ver Present; and, rising from
secular things, is lost in the "high
thought" of Him who created and
supports the Universe. NigUtiscoa
secrated by many sacred remem
brances. It was night when the
shepherds watched and guarded their
flocks on Bethlehem's plains, and the
(lescenueJ nad announced a
kof I.a wiin.lai-inT tl-ltll hia riia.
j ciples in the garden, was betrayed in-
to the hands of rude soldiery, and
suffered crueliv and insult. Ahdbe-
O'.' ' , nluoi nip
f,re. ,1,e sun enlivened the earth with
his beams, a origin uemg irom uu
descended, and the Lord rose tri
umphant out from the tomb.
A just RKS'-'Kr.. A soldier came to
Gonzale Fernandez, and told him that
' a fortress of the enemy might be won
with the loss of some few men; on
which Gonzale said "But will you
be one of them?"
An Irishman was speaking of the
excellence of a telescope. Do yon
see that wee speck on the hill yon
der? That now, is my old pig, tho'
it is hardly disccrnable; but whin I
look at him wiih my glass, it brings
him so near that I can plainly hear
A Tee totaller. By the upset
tin" of a boat a few days since in the
Potomac, at Harper's Ferry, a man
was so nearly ui owned that the great
est efforts were required to restore
animation. The umal stimulants
were applied, rnd as he revived, an
effort was made to induce him to
swallow some brandy. Exhausted
as he was, however, ha refused, hav
ing signed the total abstinance pledge,
and being unwilling in any way to
violate it. He recovered fully, with
out the brandy.