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JS- sac i'iu Burcnwist
BY ANN S. STEPHENS.
,ii' . -.-'r i.TBM lovtd nut tmttiy, but lot uxu."
' tt ti a baltiiv' pleaant Sabbath morning; n
gteen and tranquil ' was our valley home, that the
very..air(isemed more holier tjian on oilier diy
The dew, we dialing in a veil uf soft mist frou
.the meadows on School,. Hill, where the snn-hine
ctra warmly, while the wilil-diwen in the valley
- LlayJnsbabW, still heavy wilh the night rnin. Tho
treetP which fpetliered the hill sides, were vividly
grsenj and Castle Rock towered a magnifiVeni
picture its base washed by the water, and darken
ed by unbroken shadow. Whiles soft fleecy cloud.
' woven and impregnated, with silvery light, floated
ifioiong its upmost cliffs. The two villages Is)
( uyoq their opposite hills, wiih the deep river glid
, injf! between, like Miniature cities, deserted by th
feet of men ; not a sound aroe to disturb theswee'
rnutie of nature, fur it was the hour of morning
IprayeiV and there wa scarcely a bearihtona which
st that time, was not made a domestic altar. A'
last a deep bell tune came sweeping over the vallej
from th E.iiscopal steeple, and was answered b)
cheerful ped fr.nn toe b d'rof o i' nan academy.
,The. reverberation were Mill sounding, meilowei
..by, the distant rocks, when the hitner'u silent vil
lago seemed suddenly ti vmiug with life. Thedwel
' ling hou were flonjr open, and the inhabitant
cs me, forth Ut miling family group, prepared foi
wrtfthip; ' Uradunlly they divided into sepirite
'pariier?! The Presbytenans walked slowly toward
"tlieir (fi'q'jre . old meeting-house, and the more gail)
refsed.'EuUcopili'in seeking their more fu-thionii-blii
toe of worship. It was a pteas-int sight
.those people, simple in their h'ibiti, yet stern, it
nol biguteJ SecUri m, gathering together for so
'.jood.a :pur(Kwe:; Old people were out--grandfath
er and grandmothers, with the blossom of the
gravfon their sped temples. Children, with their
rosy cheeks and sunny eyes, rendered m to ro
and 'fliore bright with pride of tlu ir white frocks
'pretty 'straw ' bonnets, and pink wrraihs. It wa
Jpleasant to seethe little men and women striving
(ia vain Jo subdue their bounding step", and school
,tltpiripukling taca-t to a solemnity helium the
'etloa.; (There, might be seen a newly mirriec
'pair .Walking btshfully apart not daring to venture
'in the unprecedented boldness of linking arm in
"public, yet feeling very awkward, and almost envy
ing another couple who led a little rig-ii'li girt be
.tweeo them.' Shea mi"cliierom litilx thing all
'the time exerting her, baby strength to wring that
chubby hand from her mother's grutp pouting her
cherry lips when either of her cmdilizJ pa
ffeut checked her bounding step or too nuisy prat
.nUe,' and, at last, subdued only by iulene admiration
iofierrrd morocco shoes, as they flashed inandou'
tike a brace of woodlilies, beneath her spotted
J" Apart from the .rest, , and, perhaps, lingerinp
along the green sward which grew rich and ti id
'on either aide of the high way, another group
perchance, was gathered. Young girl, school
jajtle and friends, with their beads bending to
gether , and smiles dimpling their fresh lips, al
idpublles conversing about sacred tliemes befitting.
the day.' : .
such was the aspect of our village on the Sab-
"bath; when the subject uf this little sketch tskes uc
Xb.the' old Presbyterian meeting bouse on School
vJliU. a iombre, ancient pile, already familiar to
tfiose of our' readers who havf redd the "llonn
JSketchet",preccding this, ,
5, jOur arcade ny bell had not ceased ringing, wlien
.the pongaeg itioq oame slowly in through tbe dif
iferent doors of ' ih. meeting-house, and arrange'
themselves at will ia the square pew which crow
ded the body. The minister had not yet arrived
circumstance which occurred to some of the eoii'
gregation as somewhat singular. ' Twenty year lit
Jid Seen Ihetr pastor, and during that time, ha
never onoe keot his congreifstion waiting. A1
.length hie appeared at the southern entrance, am
v walked up the aisle, followed by his grey-headed
d deacon, The inioiMer pnued at the foot oi
tlu pulpit stair and with look of deep and re-
.specil'ul revereoee, held the door of the "Decoii'
e," while the old man pased in.' That little
attention went to the deacon ' heart; be rainei
lite heavy eyes to the pator with a nieek sn
lieart-touciiinc expression of gratitude, that softrn
' jti any who looked upon it, even to tears. Tim
minister turneu away ano went up (lie aiairs, no
his usual sedate manner, but hurriedly, and will
unHleady foolMleps. - When lie arrived in the pul
fit, thtse ho sat in the gallery saw him fall upon
lii' knees, bury ' his face in hi hands, and prs
mostly, ad, it might be, weep, fur when In
krose, his ye were dim and flmhed. '"' ' '
'Directly after the entrance of the minister and
'beacon,' came two female-, one a tall, spurt wo
'(mao ilh pii'n fualores, very pale, ami breaking
.fontiouw) .jiut tUM-kly endured soin-ring. Tber
.avaae beaut ifui and Quaker-like simplicity in (hi
eta muslin 'kerchief folded over the boom of lie'
v vblaVk silkdresa, wiih the corners diawn under tin
jjhsbl strlfiga ill front, and pinned smoothly to tl
resaf behind Her grey hair was parted neatl;
g ,upd,riif Jihck straw bonreli and thut who kne
. f hB5 Ttinarked that it had rainsd muck of ita silvei
' Wit UJ )at entered that door.' Jo ber arms
iba matron bore a rosy infant, robed in a long white
frocki and an emhroidered cap. A faint color broke
into her sallow cheek, for though she did not look
up, it seemed to her as if every eye in that asem
tily was turned upo her burthen. They were aP
her neighbor many of them kind and liiilhfui
friend. Who had knelt at the Mme communion la
hie with her for yeare. . Yet she could not meet
heir eyes, ' nor force that tinge of shame from her
ure eheek, not moved humbly forward, weighed
to the dust with a sense n? humiliation and suffer
ing. A slight, fair creatur walked by her side.
nertly shrinking behind her all the wy, pale and
trooping like a crushed lily. It wa the deacon s
daughter, and the babe was hers; hut she was un
married. A black dress a d plain white Vandyke
supplanted the muslin, that in the days of ber in
nocence, had harmonized so sweetly with her pure
otnplexion. ' The clo straw bonnet was the same,
hut its trimming of pale bine was displsced by a
white satin riband, while the rich and abundant
brown eurls that had formerly drooped over her
neck were gathered up, and parted plainly over her
forehead. One look she east opon the congrega
tion, then her eye fell, the long lashes drooped to
Iter burning cheek, and wiih a downcast brow she
followed her n.rtlier to a seat, but not that one ocm-
tied by the old deacon. There was a slight bm-tle
wbe.n she entered, and many eyes were bent on her.
a few from curiosity, more from an impulse of coin-
uisneration. She sat motionless in a oorner of the
new, tier neaa drooping rorwaro, ana ner eye
fixed on tbe small hands tint lay clasped in her lap
After the little party was settled, a stillness crept
over the honse ; you might have heard a pin drop.
or the rustle of a silk dress, to the ex'remi'y ot
hat large room. All at once there arose a nui-
at the door opposite the pulpit; it was hot n foot
step ringing on the threshold stone, end yet the
oeople turned their heads and looked startled, as if
.omething uncommon were about to happen. It
vas only a handsome, bold luuking young :nun. who
walked up the ai-le with a haughty step, and en
tered a pew on the opnosite side from that occu
pied by the mother and daughter, and somewhat
nearer the pulpit. A battery of glances was lev
elled on him from the galleries, but he looked care-
les.ly up, and even smiled when a young' girl bv
whom he seated himself, drew back wiih a look of
indignation to the furthest corner of the pe-v. The
old deacon looked up as those bold footMeps broke
the "lillnets, his thin cheek and lips became dendlv
white, he grasped the railing ri.mu -ively, hah
rose, and then fell forward with his facts on hi-
hands, and remained motionless as before. Well
might the wronged o'd man yild, fur a moment.
to the infirmities of human nature, even in the
house of (od. That bold man who thus audaciously
intruded into his presence, had crept like a serpen
to bis hearthstone had made his honet name a
h) -word, and his daughter, the child of his old age.
creature for men to bandy jests about. But for
him. that girl, now (shrinking from the gaze of her
own friends, would have remained the pride uf hi-
home, a ewe lumh in the church of Uud. Through
nim she had fullen from the high place of her reli
gious trust, and now, in the fulness of h?r peni-
eme, she had come forward to confess her fault.
i lid receive furgiveuess of the church it hud dis
The old deacon had lot his children one by one.
'till this gentle girl was alone left to him; he had
olded a love for her, his Inte-t born, in his iner
ino-t heart, 'till all unconsciously she had tecoine
to it an idol. 'I he old man thought it was to pun
isli him that God had permitted her to sink into
temptation; he said so, beseechingly, to the elder
of the church, when, at her requet, he called them
together, atrd made known her disgrace. He tried
to takat-omr of the blame upon himself; said that
lie had, perhap, been less indu'gnnt than h should
nate uet'ii, anu an fer auvctwns uud lieen more
ily won from her home aud duty that he
.'emeu he had bten a proud man spiritually proud
out now he a more humble, and if his Heaveuly
Father had allowed these things in order to chasten
nim, the Hid had been obtained; he was a stricken
td man, but could ay, "The will of Uud be done,"
i'lierefore, he besought his brethren not to iat her
iorih to disgrace, but to accept ber coiifesion ol
error and repentance ; to be merciful, aud receive
tier buck to the church. . He went on In aay how
iimlily she had crept to his feet, and prayed oun to
orgjvelier; how his wife nad spent night el'tei
night in , rayer for ber fallen child, end so he lef
er in their hsuds, uuly entreating that they woulu
leal mercifully by ber, aud he would blea them foi
Willingly would the sympathizing elders have
roc.eived the stray lamb again, without further hu
miliation lu the brokeu hearted old umn; but i
could not be. Thu ungodly were willing to vi-it
Hie sins nl indiv iduals on a whole community. The
,.uri y uf their church must be preserved -'he pen-
From the lime of that church meeting, the poor
father bent himself earnestly to the strengthening
of his child's good purposes, lie made no com
plaint, and otruve to appear nay, to bu resigned
inil cheerful: he still continued to perforin tho
..fflces of deacon, though the erect gail and some'
a hat digiiilit u i-uiitiouM.e. of north Hut l lorinerly
distinguished them, had utterly disuj pea red. On
Hch suci aiding Sabbath, his brethren observed
-ume new proslraliun of strentgh. Day by day his
cheek grew thin hi voice hollow, and hi atei
more and more feeble, lt was a piteous sight a
man who had been teinarkable for bearing his
jear so bravely, moving through (he aisle, uf that
Id meeting house with down cast eyes, and shout-
ier sloopii.g a beurslA a burtlieu. At last the
nildew of grief began to wither up the memory ol
that good man. Wheu the firit indications of this
ppeered, the hearts of his brethren yearned toward
he poor deacon with a united feeling of deep com
iiiiskeratiuii. The day of Julia's humiliation had
tesn appointed, and the Sabbath which preceded it
aa a sacramental one.' Tnc old deauon was get
uug very decrepit,' and his friends wouh! have
persuaded him from performing the duties of ilo
.lay, lie shook his besd. remarket) that they were
very kind, but he was not ill, so they let him bear
about the silver cup filled with consecrated wine
CEASES TO BE DANQER0V8. WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT r." -
FAYETTlf, iniSSOUtl, SATURDAY, IVOYETIDRR 14, 1840.
as he had done for twenty years before, thong
many an eye filled with tears aa it marked the coi-
tinurd trembling of that hand, which more tho
once caused the cup to shake, and the wine to ru.
down its sides to the floor. There was an abser
nnle upon his face when became to his daughter
seat. On finding it empty ha scood bewildered.
ml looked helplessly around upon the congregs
tiun, as if he would have inquired why she was n'
there. Suddenly he seemed to recollect : a niorU-!
psleneye overspread his face. The wine cup droc
ped from his hand, and he was led away, cryin,
like a child.'' - ' 'i f.
Many uf his brethren visited the afflicted ma.
during the next week. They always found him it
his orchard, wandering about under the heav
houghs and picking op the withered green eppV
which the worms had eaten away from their unrip
stems. These he diligently hoarded away near
large sweet briar buh which grew in a corner i
the rail fence. On the next Sabbath heappeare.
in the meeting house, accompanied bv the minisle
as we have described, to be outraged in the ver
houe of God by the presence of the man who hu
"sola ted his home It is little wonder, that eve-
there, hi. just wrath was, fof a moment, kindled
The service began, and that erring girl listened !
it as onu in a dream. Her heart seemed in a pain
ful sleep ; but when the minister closed his bible.
and sat down, the stillness made her start. A keet
ense of her position came over her. She cast n
frightened look on the pulpit, and then sunk back
pale and nervous, l.er trembling hand wandering
search of her mother's. The old lady looker
on her with ford grief, whi-pered soothing word-,
and tenderly impressed the little hand that, m
inplor ngly besought her pity. Still the poor gir
lr-mhled, and shrunk iu her seat as if she would
have crept awiy from every human eye.
The minister arose, his face looked calm, but the
paper which contained the young girl's confess
ion, shook violently in his hands as he unrolled it.
Julia knew that it was her duty to arise. Shepm
forth her nand, grasped the carved work of the seat,
and stood upright 'till the reading was finished.
staring, nil the time, wildly, in the pastor'sface, as
f he wondered what it could all be about. She
sat down again, pressed a hand over ber eyes, and
seemed asking God to give ber more strength.
The minister descended from the pulpit, for there
as yet to be another ceremony; a bap'.ism of the
nfant. That gentle, erring girl was to go up
alone with the child of her shame, that it might he
ledicated to Uud before the congregation. She
arose with touching calmness, took the bnb from
he mother s arms, and s'epiied into the ni-le.
She .wavered at first, and a keener fen-e ol ham
dyed her face, neck, and very hand-, with a piiufui
flush of crimson, but as she nas-ed thep iw wmre
uung Lee was silting, an expression of proud a , -
guiKh came to her lace, her eyes filled with tear',
itnd she walked steadilv forward to the communion
able, in front of her father's seat. There was not
i tearles eve in that whole congre ration. Aged.
siern men bowed their .lends to conceal the sym
pathy betrayed there. Young girls careless, ligh'
Hearted creatures, who, never dreaming of th frail-
y of their own nutnres, had reviled the fallen girl.
now wept and sobbed to see her thus publicly hum
bled. Young Li became powerfully agitated ; his
breast heaved, his face flushed hotly, then turned
very pale, and al last he started u.i, flint open the
oew door, and hurried up the aisle with a disor
dered and unequal step.
"What name! inquired the ps.tor, bending to
ward the young mother, as be took the child from
Before she had time to speak, Lee stood by her
ide, and answered in a loud, steady, voice, "That
ot his faiher James Lee ! "
The trembling of thai poor girl's frame was visi
ble through the whole hou-e, her hsnd dropped ou
he tuble, and she leaned heavily on it tor support.
nut did noi look up. Tue minister dipped his h.mj
in the antique China bowl, laid it upon the babe's
forehead, and, in a clear voice, pronounced the
name. A funt cry broke ft tm the child as the
old drops fell on his face. The sound seemed to
roui-e all the hitherto unknown and mysterious
feelings of paternity slumbering ia the young ta
ilor' iie.irl. Hia eye kindled, his cheek glowed,
and impulsively he extended his arms and received
i he inlsnt. His broad che t heaved beneath its
tiny form, and his eyes seemed fascina'ed by the
deep blue orbs which the little creature raised smi
lingly and lull ot wonder to his tace. Lee buru hi--on
down the ai-le, laid him gently iu his astonished
grandmother's lap, and returned lo the point again.
Julia had moved a little, and overcome with
agnation, leaued heavily against the railing of th
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puipll stairs. Ier ueiii ins iiettu, sou wnipci;,i
lew euruest word-, aud held forth h s hand. She
hms1 for a moment, like one rnwiidtfred :ive a
doubtful, troubled look into his eyes, and laid her
hand in his. He drew ber gently to tho table, aud
in a firm, respectful voice, req iested ihe minister
iu cuiiiiiicnce the msrrisge service.
1 he paMur luuked puzzled and irresolute. I lie
whole proceeding was su unexpected and ktrange,
that even he lost all presence ef mind. "A pub
lishment is neces-sry to our laws, lie said, bi
length, casting a look ou the deacon, but the old
mmi ri-mainid motionless, with his hands, cla-p-
ed over the railing, and his face bowed upon
them. Thi"king nun too much agitated to speak,
and uncertain of his duty, the divine lilted In
voice and demanded if any one present hud aught
lo say acain-t a marriage between the two person
standing heture bun.
Lvery race in that church was turned on the dea
con, but he remained silent and motionlnss, so the
chullenge was una .swered. and the minister fell
compelled lo proceed wilh the ceremony, for he re
ineiiibereaj whul was. at first, forgotten. 1,11,1 '"'
pair had been pubii-hed according lo law, iii onti
nelore, when Lee had, without given reason refugee
10 tail til the contract.
t he hru'l, hut impressivu ceremony, was soon
ovir, and with an exp es-iou of more true hoppi-
ne-s than hud ever been witnessed on Ins one lea-
lures before I.ee conducted his wile lo her mother
and placed himself re-pectfully by her side. TV
jMior bride was scarcely seated, wnen sue ourieu
her face iu her handkerchief, and burst into a pas
sion of tears, which seemed as if it would never
be checked. The congregation went out. the
young people gathered about the doors, talking
over the late atraugu scene, while a few members lin
gered behind lo epeek with the deacons wile be
fore they left the church. Lee and hia companious
stood in their pew. looking anxiously toward the
old mail. There was something unnatural in bis
motionless position, whirh sent a thrill through the
matron's heart, and- chained her lu toe Hour, as If
hhe had sudden y turned lo marble. The minister
came down tl.e pulpit stairs, and advancing to the
old umn. luid his band kindly upon me wnneruo
liuirers clasued over the railing : he turned pale-
fur ihe hand which he leuchod waa cold and siitf-
ened in death- The old man was feeble wiih grief,
and when young Lee appeared bufure nim, his heart
sroKc atnio me yun or us strung iwnmj.
' M TALK OF THE SEA.
The following thrilling sketch is by the
uihor of 'Nelsoninn Reminiscence g;"
The frigHte lintl tuany nupernurrtprnn
iid.shipinen. mil the tnte of one ol them
viin to peculiar trngirt. ihnt I trust my ren
:er' patience will follow me through the
etntl of what hHppeiierl "Long, ng agn.'
'his youni gentlemtin hmi r.oine on ihe
rnnpect of bring provided lor by the yel
w fever (:t at rung nuxiliniy of the Admi
ilty in silencing tinpurttinnte claimant.) m
romotion. lie got the- Inner by hard ser
ice and good conduct, and appointed t'--oinitinnd
thu Hercules' tender, a schoonei
hat carried more sail than bulliist. Onr
.mi ning at the cast end of .1 1'tuiica, she
vas surprised by that curious phenomenon
i water spout, that threw her completely
ver,and :he schooner disappeared, leaving
he commander, eight men, and her boa
hat lortuna ely had not been lashed, flout
t.g on a culm unruffled sea. The commo
ion occasioned by the whirlwind having
ubsidel "Right the boat, men, quickly,
ir your lives; the sharks, the horrid sharks,
.vill be upon uf."
The boat was floating bottom upwards,
nd eager hands and shoulders succeeded in
gliiing her. but in such a hurried way, as
o be nearly lull of water, and in conse
pience very tender, (that is, easily upset.)
i'lte lightest and most active lad was now
rdered by ihe commander to get into the
K.it, nnd commence . ailing with his cap.
tic only thing available among these unlor
unates, he having raised him with one hand
or the purpose, the youth, with convulsive
sliuddeting, uttering (he divadlul word
Shaik, shark!" fell down on the gunwale,
ind again the boat turned bottom upwards.
The splosh and desperate efforts, of the
crew, lor they worked us despairing men m
strung sinews, will work to escape tltt
drenjt'ul fate so closely impending, in some
measure scared and altered the direct at
tack of the monster, who swerved, and
swept in circles 'round the hapless beings,
showing his hateful fin high above the trou
bled waters before so placid. Shout
loudly, men," cried the officer, "and bail a
.vay'lad, without looking at the shark,'
(.vho kept narrowing his circles as he swift
ly passed around them,) "God is able to dr
iver us, even in this great extremity ;avoiil
gelling into the boat until she is more buoy
tnt, but splash the water about with all the
ioi.-e von can make."
A violent rush, a tirific scream of agony.
ind a disappearance ol one ol the stout sea-ii-.'n,
followed by a crimson linge on the wa
ters attested the voracity ol this scourge
I' the sea. "He will gorge himsell'on poor
Tom," said the commander, inexpressibU
dtocked, 4and wo are freed if the blood,
here he checked his disclosure, lor he wel.
knew that the scent of blood would draw
nyriails around them.) "Lilt Jack careful
y in too; hail with your hands, Jack quick-
v', uincklv; lor 1 see their dreadtui tins ap-
laring all around oh! Uod of mercy shield.
Another rush, and piercing shrieks cur-
l'ed their blood, as the fish with difficulty
I re iv nn herculean, wel'-l'irned man be
neath the surface. All was now wihl corn-
notion; caution and order had given place
to p irulizing fear, and eaci m in grasped
uadlvnt the hout; hut provi.ientially lo
those in her, the ravenous monsters carried
iti'in their jaws, every flouting man, belorc
le could upset tho boat, in his m id efforts t.
save himsell limn the horriole death in
view. The violent struggles d" the inxn
stersfor the prey, when twool them seized
he same person; the imprecations and oit
limes prayers ol' those in the boat, whicii
loated in a sea ol Dim id, as they at temped.
nv stretching their hands, to sae their sin
king shipmates, who, with starting eye balls
and wild gestures cried to them lor sue
;iur; the scene is too dreadlul lur her lo
?ontemplatp, or lull v attempt to portray;
the dread reality is often endured bv those
who g i down to these.! in s dps, and oc
:titv ih-ir business in great waters."
The wretched youth in command was.
iv the exertions of the lads in the boat, ex
t ricated from the jaws ot two ravenous mon
sters, each of whom had seized an I carried
n a leg, and the bleeding trunk oi the youth
Aits hauled into the hoat,to undergo a more
loniruishintr death fiom the loss ol' blo-td.
The poor boys, nearly dead with fear and
inprehension, did their best to stop the
oieedmg by passing the rope-yarns around
i'p stumps, which were greailv .shattered
ml jagged, hy the leeih ol the monsters.
a ho had apparently splintered the thigh
bone up to the hips. Heavy groans nties
ted the sufferings of the helpless youth, bin
i hey got fainter and la inter, us be exu-ndeil
his hand towntds the island with an implo-
'ing look ! tinguisii, till welcome death te-
iieved him from his intolerable misery.
fhe death of their commander, under
suchsh icking circumstances, left the souths.
(for they were but striplings,) in compara-
ive uuiriunr, vfiui neiiiis miwcu iipnu
u i i- u ..i ..nn
their knees, and hearts paralyzed with tear,
and nearly broken from the distressing
scenes they had witnessed, afraid to look
eich other in the face, where ghastly de
spair sat enthroned, they shuddered at eve
i v shock the boat sustained I nun Die rav
enous fish jostling and crossing her in all di
rections, being attracted by the taint ol
blood issuemg Irom the ill lated commander
The devils will be in the boat or upset her
it we do not throw the body to them; lend
ne a hand, Tom," nnd overboard went the
tseless trunk of a formerly good looking
v'outn, but a lew hours since loving ana b
I ved. Most true, that "in the midst ol lilo
we are in death. The disappearance of a
Host ol hna, diving Tor the body, gave breath
tug time to the lads, who threw a daspair
,ng gaz on the wido and ojwm tea, tha
loom of the blue mount tins seen in the dis
tance, alone soothed their inquietude, bu'
they were devoid of any means of reaching
it; no oars, no sails, nnd the worst of all the
negatives, no fresh water. But ihey dip
ped Iheir upper garments alongside, nnd
placed them on their fevered bodies, b
which they nl sorbpd moisture sufficient to
keep them from maddening with thirst. Oni
of our numerous cruisers foitunately tm-l
them on lioard more fortunate than the
Go-alnng's gig, who with the captain arid
crew, have never yet been heaid of, though
it happened long, long ago, as detailed iu
my Nelsoninn Reminiscences."
"Man stilt is man, nnd thoae who boldly dare.
Shall triumph uv r the sons of cold despair"
Riding the other day in a stage coach, all
alone with an Irish gentleman, we became
quite sociable, and he gave me this account
ol his life:
"When twenty years of age I was at
school learning surveying nnd navigation.
And do vou mean to travel F said my mas
ter. What think you of America?' said I:
for we were then in Dungannon, county '
Tyrone, Ireland. America.' repeated he.
is n glowing country go, John, nnd be
have yourself us becomes a true Irishman,
and you may eat white bread in your old
ajje, nnd diink good sherry.' At a litih
more than 31 I sailed from Cork, in tin
trood ship Queen Dido, and landed in 51
I davs at New Castle. I hied me up to th.
city in a trice, and wandered through tin
streets a stranger for two days, when on
the third, who should I happen to meet but
Ned McUlosky, an old townsman. 'D
crac'ious!' said he,if this isn' our old friend
John Vnrnhitm! When did you come? In
what ship, honey? How wete all at home?
Why your cheeks look red as a potatoe.
man. loti 11 grow wnite in tins country.
hoy, but (running on without waiting ln
in answer.) what's your motto?1 What1
mv motto?' inquired I, 'what is that?1 A
short bit of a sentence to direct vou in lit
you'll have to take one. See,' continued
he, touching a flask of whiskey he carried
A short lile and a merry one,' that's rm
motto. Good nye. John, I'll see you again,'
and away he tlew, half setts over, bound
for a short life, methough', whether for a
inert y or a sad one, ws a matter f doubt.
Going up Chestnut street thinks I. does
every man take a motto on setting out in
lilt?' What shall I choose? A motto! Let
me see when upon an inner door. I saw
in large letters PUSH. 'That shall be
my motto, said I and on the impulse ol
the moment, my right hand was on the door,
my loot over the threshold, I found mysell
in the middle of an office of some sort.
After pausing a moment, a genteel man
stepped up and inquired my business. 'T"
tell the honest truth,1 said I, 'none special
with anyone mortal man in particular, but
I am an Irish lad, a perfect sirangpr, just
come to America to spek my fortune.1
Have you money?' said the gentleman.
No'hina but five guineas, the gift of my
angel mother,1 said I, 'common learning.
Irish honor, a heart to be grateful to an
one who will put me in a way to be useful.
Why,' said the man, smiling, 'I like youi
riftkness, and really will venture to trust
something to that lace. You can wiitp;
very well" then copy that paper.' I din
so, and found myself in a snug berth, with
plenty 1 1 do for nn industrious man plentx
o eat and drink for a temperate man and
snisfactory compensation for a reasonable
Mv employer was a scrivener, and some-
limes deali in the purchase of real estate
n speculation. Hearing him deliberating.
me day, doubtfully about a purchase, 'Push'
wh injured my good genius. 'It cannot fail
sir,1 said I, 'and ii I might be permitted. 1
would gladly lake hall the bargain. 'Uii
your luck and judgment, John, we'll ven
mre.1 We bought the property, aided bv i
oan, nnd in ninety davs realized a thousand
pounds. I was now two and twenty; the
bloom of my cheek had the freshness
youth and health; a pit or twool the small
pox did not mar my good looks my hnii
twisted about my forehead in clus'ers ol
curls, which, though I seemed careless a-
bout them, were matters ol some little va
nity, and 1 did not like to part with them;
ny skin under my sleeve was wtnte a
snow, nnd, except th it I was a little bow
kneed, you would not had a propeier per
son in a summer's day. 'Did you ever know
in Irishman that had not a warm l-eart to
wards the ladies?1 'Not often,1 said I. '.M
good fortune,1 continued lie, 'in several bar
gains, began lo be rumored around; and a
I went constantly to church with my mas
ter, several damsels looked kindly on me;
one more espeiiaiiy, tue daughter ot n
tvenl.lty merchant over the way, and hei
brow it seemed to me relaxed from the pru
dish severity of an heiress, when her eye
net mine. Push, said my good genius.
Vnd blessings on you my sweet damsel,'
said I, hull whispering as 1 took an oppor
tunity to pass by her ante, hill a square on
her way homo from meeting one altei noon
And church is doubly pleasant when you
and the. like of you, attend morning and
evening: no offence in saying so, 1 hope.
charming lady.' '.Me, sir,1 replied che. bu:
not very invitingly nor angrily. Push.
said my good genius, lor my heart faulterd
a little. 'Who else but your bonny sell,
miss,' continued I, 'for that speaking eye
and tell-tale lip say that it is vour mother's
daughter who has a kind heart and gentle
affect in-and' 'Fie, Mr. Varnham,1
said she, for it seems she knew my name
's ain sorry if there any thing in my coun
tenance to communicative as to warrant a
gentleman who is almost a stranger, to ad
dress me ia such a manner, and in such a
place. No young woman should lis tea te
thateart f address, certainly Wii hout
in.ther'a leave.' And. me thought she half
ingered instead of quickening her pore, to
ear il 1 had any thing lo reply.
a;d my good geniua. 'lo Ireland, dearest,
said I, 'our lathers often make love going
home from church, and if yoti would give
ne leave to ask your mother1 approbation'
here I stammered in spite ol my mot-
io. 'O, as to that,' said the smiling eirl.
,5Jsen"y lhi"C l D,y molh" yu
The same evening, returning from bath
ing in th. Delaware, for the day had been
ultry, a sudden bustle and cry wf distress,
arrested my nttention in, at that hour, an
unfrequented place. The crv oi a lellow
man in trouble is nlwayg, you know, a com
mand for a true Irishman to Push. My
cane was my shellalah; one villain reeled in
in instant with a broken head, and the oth
er, though twice my size, sunk beneath an
irm that was nerved by humanity and dutv.
Assistance soon gathered, and on placing
my prisoner in the hands ol nn officer, who
should he bleeding before me but the honor
ed lather of 1 'Hah voursweatheatt
the pretty damsel vou had half courted
coming Irom meeting?' 'The very same
I took him home, where he introduced me
as the savior of his life from robbers and
murderers. In less time than a ship could
sail to Cotk nnd home again, I was Junior
partnee in the wholesale store, and the love
test girl that has lived for a thousand vears
Messed me with her heart and hand. Thank
i-'od I have been prosperous in my basket
ind store. Our children are a blessing to
us. as I hope they will be an honor to their
ountry, and we have enough for them and
ouiselves, and somewhat for the poor."
The stars that guids ihe wanderer right,
Are virtue fnir and honor bright.
Be temperate, sieady, just and kind,
Then nsn, and fortune you shall find.
So far as the story is a long one, I prav
vou, Messrs. Printers, to renit mlier it is an
Irishman's story. So far as I have any thin
to say, I preserve the character of your
to serve Village Record.
Kmm the New York Olive Leaf.
FEMALE INFLUENCE. -I
nets and sages have again and again, in
lively numbers and grave essays, accorded
lo lemale influence and all controlling pow
er m society, and we believe it is "now a
conceded point that woman, in htrphysical
veakness, does more than mnn in reula
ing and giving tone to the moral stntii,reats
d mankind. What a vast responsibility
then must rest on the females of a nation,
the customs of social h!e depend upon
them for their healthful influence and virtu
ous tendency ! Il they possess this influ
ence, the responsibility cannot be shaken
off, and we shad take the liberty of looking
lo thelemales of our land fur "the exercise
ol ii in l.ehall of a cause intimately connect
d with the best interests of society. The
lestructive custom of drinking mtoVicatiii"
quors, has prevailed for many eur
hroughout our couutry 5 all classes have fol
lowed it, and the suffering aud misery,
wretchedness and want, ruin of body arid
soul, which has resulted from this vice, is in
imount lar beyond the power of lanuae
to convey. To the females of our land we
tppeal loran aid in our efforts to destroy
this ruinous custom. .
In the parental relation, they are pecu
larly titled to advocate temperance princi
ules in the domestic circle, where the en
dearments ot affection give weight to ma
ternal influence. The moral character is
mrmed in childhood thiellv from the instate
Hons received Irom ihe mother. Constant
ly in the society and under her charge from
earliest in fancy, the child learns to look to
her alone for direction, advice and assis
lance; and the watchlulness and care, the
unceasing anxiety to relieve everv want
and to avert every danger, crea.es' in the
child an unlimited confidence in the proprie
ty of all that she says or does.
Impressions made in childhood from the
cachings ot the mother are more lasting
than any of alter years; her admonitions
m.j;c. nioumiine heart embodied in the af-
ections,apd remain in all their force while
he pulsations of life continue. The im-
presbions inaiie in childhood are truly ada-
n.iimne in tneir nature; for at the close of
long and eventlul life, when mm hn.
paired every other faculty nf tl. r..;.t
collection will be busv over -,i., ' "
t I J s.uiij OVSTUC3
rije..riy lessons, while (he
- J. " HS1U Sill"
poi tant changes in the troubled career of its
-i-u.t: singes atetuded and gone, without
'-""j" imceon tno memory.
to the mother we say. vou ar flrj'u
interested in the welfare of your children;
you toil lor their comfort whiie you live, nnd
you leave your possession to them when
you die. i'o njy their society, to make
oiciu irspecieu m tne world, and above ail
to make them happy, is your chief desire.
I hen to avoid the ruin of your hopes, oe
carelul to inculcate on their minds thestric-
teai pi maples ol temperance ai.d virtue,
tor it is Irom ihe youth of our land that re
cruits are taken to till up the broken ranks
n the army if drunkards. The many thou
sands who annually godown to a drunkard's
sjrave.w ere once temperate,and once young
and once innocent.
Possessing the nower to influence "th-
oruiing charaniers of your cStldren, that
ihev may grow up indoctrinated wiih the
lure principles of temperance snd virtue,
ou ciuimi negiect to exercise it, without
displaying a want of affection unnatn.nl ,.,
the parent. A neglect of duly on vour
part will oltenlimes eventuate in the ruin of
your cniidren and the destruction of vour
wn peace forever. lt all mothers become
thorough advocates of temperance in th
lamily circle, and tht tide of drunkenness
will roll back from our land; the plague will
be stayed in all our border. and (he moral
aspect of society will brighten aa tha s-lari.
ous work goes on. : . .
We learn from Washinfton thattbajroong srhlp
of that eity kaea a sightly watch ever tha ubU
buildinp, ia order to eroveni thoae auoefiico a,
flag-rat iaes that oughts sat era 11 bappea abewt
ttiisdma. :., :; ;