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"Ut of thine men mnurh ;vill- I contemn
' I cannot tell w:--at you nml et!cr tnui
Think of tliis life, but f ir pnv s'lRi-le Htlf,
I'd latlu-r clinj; t th' dust, thi.ii live to be
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Vnmi liie New Yorker.
J LADY JANE GKEY.
1 Ja.-- "Srwiarlv tt-isi.."
Lady fair! where lingcrcst thou?
Hear'; thou not? they call thee now;
Thy father's park is filled to-day
With noble lords and ladies gay;
A princely band, with horn and spear,
Are out to hunt tho fallow deer.
Put 011 thy graceful green array,
And hie thee to the chase away:
Lord Guilford Dudly waits below
Lady, close thy book and go!
What! bendest thou atill over that page?
Can it thy woman thoughts engage!
Is't ancient Plato's classic lore
Thine eager eye doth thus (favour?
Well may old Roger Ascham smilo
To see thee sit amid that pile
Of musty tomes, and gravely ask
What study next muat bo thy task:
Sure he pierced futurity -
When ho bade theo scum earth's vanitv.
Lady fair go forth to-night
The royal halls are hung with light;
Quick don the gorgeous robe of stata
Northumberland will on theo wait;
Wreath the crown-jewels on thy brow,
And deck with pearls thy neck of snow;
ow fasten down this diamond zone
o there thou it ready, lovely one:
Queen Mary bids thee to her feast
Lady mingle with tho rest
Wtint' fromVilfiat limn? rtfiv. turn nnt nnln
Let not'thy lofty courage fail;
See England's proudest chivalry
Wait at thy feet and bend tho knee
To raise thee to the Tudor's throne
Their duty and their heart's thy own!
Even haughty Mary boweth low,
And offers thca her loval vow!
Noble and prince thy claim have owned
" . . . -
Lo, thoro thou
stundest crowned and
Tho to.wer a cell in yon great tower
Is the drice of Edwards' fatal dower!
A bloody doom is on thee cast
.. The sentence for thy death has pass'd!
Ay, death for ono so young nnd fair!
And yet thou wear'st no look of care;
Still on thy book thine eye is bent,
Bespeaking wisdom and content:
Wo, that on cold Ambition's shrine
Is offered up a mind like thine!
Come, lady, come! the muffled boll
Is tolling now thine husband's knell!
Another hour, and there will bn
No earthly enro for him 01 thee!
Then go, undimra d 111 glory, go,
With holiness upon thy brow;
A lot of glittering wretchedness
Is wellexchnnccd for endless bliss:
Thou reck'et no more the world's stern
Joy to thee, peerless bride of Peath.
Illinois, April, 183y. Stella.
HELEN AND THE POLISH EXILE,
BY MISS MITPORD.
Between two nnd three years ago the
following pithy advoitisement appeared
in several ot the ijondon papers:
"Country Lodgings. Apartments to
Jet in a large farm house, situate in a
cheap nnd pleasant village, about forty
miles from London. Apply (it by letter,
post paid,) to A. B., No. 7, Salisbury
Little did I think, whilst admiring in
Jlie broad paso of the "Morning Chroni-
' rV tho comlicndibus brevity ot this an-
Mnnf flint llln nWnnt villiirQ re-
s. 1 i Jnn, AKnrlninrh. At
hnt ihe first tenant of those apartments
--vu in n lndv whoso family 1 had long
-n.n. nrl in wlmsn forlunos and desti.
-3)V I took a nore than common interest!
' .'TTntno flrai,twn3 n manor houso of
considerable extect, v.hich had in former
hntlir, residence of n distinguish-
ed catholic family, but which, in the
changes of. property incident to our flue,
tuating neighborhood, wab "fallen from
ita high estate," and degraded into the
homestead of a farm so small, that the
tenant, a yeoman of the poorest class,
'was fain to eko out liis rent by entering
into nn agreement with a speculating
'iWford unhol'sterer. and letting offa part
tof the fine old mansion iu the shape of
w . . " . . r .1 .1 :..-
.jyothing could do nncr man im auuu
'lioifof Upton, placed on the summit of a
tffio acclivity, looking over n rich and .
Wfortilo valley to a range of woody hills; j
Snthing moro beautttui man xne npproacr
Irom Jieliorn, ine roan iuiww av.. ....-:.
omiVion Ibtween a double row of noble I
from lielford, the road lending across a
Vol. XIII. No 23.
oaks, the ground on one side sinking wit!'
abruptness of a north-country burn, whilst
n clear r-pring, bursting from the hill side,
made ils way lo tho bottom between patch
es 0; shaggy ur.uci'woocl ana a grovo oi
smaller trees; a vine covered cottage just
peeping b: twecn the foliage, and the pic
turesque outline of Ihc court, with its o'd
fashioned porch, its lung windows, and
its tall, clustered chimneys towering in
:iic distance. It was the prettiest prospect
in all AherVgh.
The house iti-olf retained strong marks
of former iitatelim'S-, especially in one
projecting wing, too remote from th:; vard
to be devoted to the domestic purposes of
the fannsr's family. The fine propor
'ionsof tho lofty and spacious apartments,
the rich moulding? of tho ceilings, the
carved chinuisy-pieces, and the pannclod
walls, all attested the former grandeur of
the mansion, whilst the fragments of
stained glass in the windows of the great
calory, the half effaced coat of arms over
the door-way, tho faded family portraits,
' 11 1 1 1.. .-!.. 1
grim, black visaged knights, and pale,
shadowy ladies, or the relics ol moulner-
incr tapestry tnat fluttered against the
walls, and, abovo all, the secret chamber
constructed for tho priest's hiding place
in days of proteslant persecution for in
darker ages neither of the dominant
churches was free from that foul stain-
each of these vestiges of the manners and
tho history ot times long gone by appeal
ed to the imagination, and conspired to
givo a Rlro. Uudcliffo like, Castle-of-U.
dolpho sort of romance to the manor-hou-e-
Really, when the wind swept
through the. overgrown espaliers of that
neglected but luxuriant wilderness, the
terrace garden, when the screech-owl
shrieked from tho ivy which clustered up
one of tho walls, "and rats and mice, &
such small deer," were playing their
pranks behind the wainscot, it would
have tormsd as pretty a locality tor a su
pernatural adventure, as ever docayed
hunting-lodge in tho recesses of the Harta,
or ruitiod fortress on the castlsc Rhine-
Nothing was wanting but the ghost, and
a ghost of any taste would havo been
proud of such a habitation.
. Jcss Into a ghost than tho inhabitants
who did arrive, no human being well
Mrs. Cameron was a young widow.
Her father, a Scottish officer, well born,
1-11 1 1 1 , j. . I 4.
s'CKiy anu poor, nan oeen too nappy 10
bestow tho hand of his only child upon an
old friend and fellow countryman, the
principal clerk in a government office,
whose respectable station, easy fortune,
excellent sense, and super-excellent char
acter, were, as ho thought, and as fath
ers, right or wrong, are apt to think, ad
vantages morotbnn suflicient to counter
balance a disparity of vears nnd appear
ance, which some daughters might have
thought startling the bride being a beau
tiful girl of seventeen, tho bridegroom a
plain man of seven and fifty. In this
case, nt least, the fither is right. He
lived long enough to sec that the young
wile was unusually attached to her land
and indulgent husband, and died about a
twelvemonth after the marriage, with the
fullest confidence in her respectability &
happiness. Mr. Cameron did not long
survive him. Before sha vas nineteen
the fair Helen Cameron was a widow nnd
an orphan, with ono Dcauiuui uoy, to
whom sho was left solo guardian, an in
come being secured to her, ample for her
rank in file, but clogged with the ono
condition of her not marrying again.
Such was the tenant, who weaned oil
her dull suburban home, a .red brick house
in tho middlo of a row of rod brick iious
cs; tired ot tho loneliness wiuen never
presses so much upon the spirits, as when
left solitary in tho environs of a great
city; pining for country liberty, for green
trees and fresh air; much caught by the
picturesquer.css of Upton, and its mixturo
of old-fashioned statelines3 and village
rusticity; and, perhaps, a little swayed
by a desiro to be near nn old friend nnd
correspondent of the mother to whoso
memory sho w.13 so strongly attached,
cams in the budding spring time, the
showerv. flowery month ot April, to
Knnnrt thn nnstiinc summer at the court.
w . j .1 I 1
vve, on our part, reguraeu nor arrival
with nocommon inlcrest. lo mo it seem
ed but yesterday since t naa received nn
epistlo of thanks for 11 present of ono of
dear Alary llowitt's Charming childr
books an epistlo undoubtedly not indited
by the writer-in huge rouuu text, he
tween douhle pencil lines, with certain
small errors of orthography corrected in
a smaller nana nuove; louowea 111 aue
time by postscripts to her mother's letters
upon one single line, and tho spelling
much amended; then by a short, very
short note, in French; and at last, by a
despatch of unquestionable authenticity.
all about doves and rabbits a hollidny
scrawl, rambling, scrambling, and une
ven, and free from restraint, as heart
would desire. It appeared but yesterday
since Helen Graham was herself a child;
and here sho was, within two miles of us
a widow and a mother.
Our correspondence had been brok.'ii
off by the death of. Mrs. Graham when
- , ;
she was about ten j cars o.d, and although
RAVENNA, (Ohio,) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1837.
I had twice called upon her in tny casual
visit to town during tho life of Mr. Came
ron, and although these visits had been
most punctually returned it had happen
ed, as thoso things do happen, in dear
provoking London, where one is sure to
miss tho people ono wishes most to see,
that neither party had ever been at home;
so that wo hud never met, and I was at
full liberty to indulge in my foolish pro
pensity of sketching in my mind's eye a
fancy portrait of my unknown friend,
II Peuscrcso is not moro different from
L'Allegro than was my anticipation from
the charming reality. Remembering well
her mother's delicale and fragile grace of
figure and countenance, and solitary state,
uml somewhat m 'laneho!;' story". I Iiafj
pictured to" myself (as if coulrart was not
in thiu world of ours much more frequent
than congruity,) a mild, pensive, inter
esting, f.iir-haired beauty, tail, pale, and
slender; I found a Hebe, an Euphrosino
a round, rosy, joyou3 creature, tho ve
ry impersonation of youth, hcatih, sweet
ness and gaiety, laughter flashing from
her hazel eyes, smiles dimpling, round her
coral lips, and tho rich curls of her ches
nut hair for having teen fourteen
months a widow, she had, of course, laid
aside the peculiar dress tho glossy ring
lets of her 'bonny brown hair' literally
bursting from the comb that attempted to
Wo soou found that her mind was as
charming as her person. Indeed, her
face, lovely as it was, derived tho best
part of hor loveliness from its sunny tern
per, hor frank and ardent spirit, her nf
fectionato and generous heart, It was
the ever-varying expression, an expres
sion which could not deceive, that lent
such matehlesscharms to hor glowing and
animated countenance, and to the round
and musical voice, sweet ns tho spoken
voice of Malibran, or the still fuller and
exquisite tones of Mrs. Jordan, which,
tmo to the feeling of the moment, vibrated
alike to tho wildest gaiety and Ihe deepest
pathos. In a word, the chief beauty of
Eileii Cameron was her sensibility. It
was the perfume to the rose.
Her littla boy, born just beforo? his fa
thsr's death, and upon whom sho doated,
was n magnificent piece of Mill life.
Calm, placid, dignified, nn infant Her
cules for strength and fair proportions,
grave as n. judge, quiet ns a flower, ha
was, in point of age, exactly at that most
aoiigiitiui period when children aro very
pleasant to look upon, nnd require no oths
er sort of notica whatsoever. Of course
this slate of . perfection could not bo ex
pected to continue. Tho young gentle
man would soon aspire to lha accomplish-
rfmnts ol walking and talking and then
but ns that hour of turmoil nnd commo
tion to which his m?.mma looked forward
with ecstacy was yet at some months dis
tance, I conteutcd myself with saying of
Master Archie, with considerably Ies3
than the uaaal falsehood, that which every
body does say of only children, that he
was the finest baby that ever was seen
We met almost evory day. Mrs. Ca
meton was never weary of driving ob iul
our beautiful lanes in her little ponv car
riage, and usually culled upon us in her
way home, we b'eing not merely her old
est, but almost her only friends; for, !ivn
ly and social a was hor temper, there was
a lilile touch of shyness ubou: her, which
induced her to shun rather lhan covet the
company of strangers. And indeed tho
cheorfulnrsi of temper, and activity of
mind, which made hnr bo charming en ac
qulsition to a small circle, rendered her
Independent of general society. Busy ns
a bee, sportive ai a builcifly, she passed
the greater part ol hfr lime in the open
air, nd hnviug caught Irom me that very
contagious and engrossing passion, n love
of floriculluro, hud aclunlly undertaken
tho operation of restoring the o'd garden at
the court a coppice ol brambles, thistles,
and weeds of every description, mixed
with fliwefing shrubs, and overgrown fruit
trees to something like ils original or"
der. The farmer, to be sure, had aban
doned the job in despair, contenting him
self with growing his cabbages mid pota
toes in a held hard by. But she was-cer-
tain that she and her miid Mailha, and
the boy Bill, who. looked nttor her pony,
would weed the paths,. and fill ihe flower
borders in no timo. We should sec; I
had need take good care of my reputation,
for she mount her garden to b.-at nrne.
VVhn progress Helen and her force, n
shatter-brain boy who did not know a vio
lent from a nettle, and a London bred girl
who had hardly seen a rose-bush in her
life, would have made in clearing this for
est of underwood, might easily be foretold.
Accident, however, ihnt freq'ient favarer
of bold projects, cams to her aid in the
shape of a more efficient coadjutor.
Late one evening the fair Helen arri
ved at our cottage with a face of unwont
ed gravity. Mrs. Davies, her landlady,
had used her very ill. She had taken the
west wing in total ignorance of there be
ing other apartments to let at ihe court, ot
she would havo secured them. And now
a new lodger had arrived, had actually- ta
ken possession of to to ms in the centre
of the bouse; and Martba, whovhad seen
' him) said be was a young man.and a hand
some mar, and the herself a young wo
man, unprotected and alone! it wa3
awkward, very an k ward! Was il not ve
ry awkward? What Was she (3 d- ?
Nothing could be done that mgh!; so
far was clear, but we prnired her pnu
dor.ee, promised io call at Upton the next
day, and, if ncce-ssary toyprak totbi.t new
lodger, who might, after nil, be no very
formidable person; and quite relieved by
the vent which she had jiven her scruples,
she departed in her usunl good spirit.
Eui 'y the 1 ext morning she re-appear,
rd She wou'd not have the nt-w lodger
dis'uibtd for Ihc wi;rb:! He was a Pole.
Ore, d ub'.less of those unfortunate cx
i;es. He had told Mrs. Davie that he
was a y-irtKeri'Ji'ru'jn, deMrout cUf&y
of jrnod air, cheapness and retirement.
Bcvond n doubl he was one of those un
happy fugitive. Ho looked grave, sr.!
pale, nnd thoughtful, quite like a hero of
romance. Beside.-, he was the very per.
pon who, n week before, had caught hold
of t'10 reins when that little restive pony
had taken fright at the baker's carl, u.id
nrurly bni'ked Bill and herself in'o the
prent g-nv' 1 pit on Lantnn ComDon
Bill had entirely Inst all com-nand over the
pony, and but iVr the stranger's presence
of mind, slip d.d nol know h.:i would
have become of them. Surely I must re
member her telling me II. e circumstance?
Besides, be was unforlurifite! He was
poor! He was nn exile! She wculd not
be thn means of driving nun from the asy
lum whirh ho had clrsen, for sill the
world!,- tjof.not for nil my titaniums!"
an rxpre-iMon which is by no means the
Hriti.clin ax that it seems for in the ryes
of n flirist, end that fl iist an enthusiast
nnd a woman, what is this rusty fuity dus
ty musty bit of earth, called -Mho world,
compared lo a stand of blight? Avers?
And finding, upon inquiry, that
Choynnwiki, ko ho called hinnelf, had
brought a !o':er of rccorrinr'ndation from
a ro.---pe.ctab!e London tradesman, nnd thai
there was every appearance of his being,
as our fair young friend bad conjactured,
a foreigner in distrof my father not only
agreed that il would be n cruel attempt lo
drive him from hUniv-v hoim, (a piece of
tyranny w!:ic.li, even in this land of free
dom, might, I suspect, h,ivo been mann.
gi'd inthu form of nn r.fler of d iuble rent,
by that irrnnd de-pot, money,) but ro.jolv
lo' Oi'Jortli) few attention.; in our poor
fiower, t n V$-vXe very" iook arid word"
proclaimed to be, in the largest sense of
Iho word, a gentleman.
My father had seen him, not on his vis
it of inquiry, but in a few d.iys afterwards,
bill-hook in hand, hacking; awn manfully
at the b'iai-3 nml brambles in the? gartVu.
My first viow of liim wa-i in a position
even less romantic, assisting a Bdford
tradesman lo put up n stove in the nuisc
One cf Mrs. Cameron's few causes of
complaint in her country lodgings had
been tho tendency I'' smoke in that im
portant apartment. Wo all lino lhut
when iboae two subtle essences, smoke
nnd wind, onco come to do battle in a
wide, open chimney, Ihe invisible agent is
pretty sure lo have tho best of tho day,
and dtivo his vnpoty enemy at full speed
before Jj-n. M. Choynnwski; who by
mis ii-v,e "ad estnshiiied a gardening ac
quain!nnee,fTot merely vvith Bill and 3Inr
lha, but willi their fnir mistress, happen
ing to see neriono winciy evening, in a
paroxysm r.f smoky distress, not merely
recommended 11 stove, ofer the fashion of
the northern nations' notions, bulimmedi
nte'y walked into Beliord to give his own
orders to a vespoctable ironmonger; and
they were in tho very act of erfCtinj;
this admirable necessary to warmth and
comfort (real'y thse words are synony
mous) when ) happened lo call.
I could baldly have seen him under cir
cumstances better calculated to display
his intelligence, bis delicacy, or good
breeding. Tho patience, gentleness, nnd
kind feeiirg, with which ho contrived at
once lo excuse and to remedy certain
blunders made by the workmen in Iho ex-
oi-u'ion i his orders, and the clearness
with which, in perfectly correct and idio
nritic English, slightly tinged with a for
eign accent, ho explained the mechanical
and scientific reasons for the construction
he hnd suggested, gave evidence at once
of no common talent, and of a considerate"
ness and good nv lire in ils exercise more
vnlunblo than all the talent in the world.
If trifling and every-day occurrences af
ford, ns I believe they do, the surest and
safest indications of character, we could
have no hesitation in pronouncing upon
the amiable qualities of M. Choyuowski.
In person he was tall and graceful, and
very n-'ble looking. His hed was par.
licularly inteilectual, and there was a calm
sweetness about the mouth that was sin
gularly prepossessing. Helen had liken
ed him lo a hero of romance. In my
eyes he 'fene inuu'u' more plainly the stamp
of.a man of fashion of that very highest
f tsliion which is loo refined for finery, too
full of self-respct for affectation. Sim
ple, natural, mild and gracious, the gentle
reserve of bis manner added, under the
circumstances, to ihe interest which he
inspired, Somewhat of that rese,rye con.-
Whole No. 047.
tinned even after cur ar-qusinlRnce hd
ripened into intimacy. lie never spoke
of bin own past history, or fulure pros
pects, shunned all j oli ical discourse, and
wai with difficulty drawn into conversa
tion upon ihe scenery and manners of the
north of Europe. He teemed afraid of
the subject. .
Upon tho general topics, whether of lit
erature or art, ho was remarkably open
and candid. lie possessed in an eminent
degree the talent of acquiring languages
for which his countrymen are distinguish
ed, and had m'idn the best use of those
keys of knowledge. I have never met
with any person whose mind was more
richly cultivated, or who was more cal
cuhted to fldoi-n the highest Ptation.
And here he was wasting life in a seclu
ded village, in a foreign country! What
v.'ould become of him after his present
apparently slender resourcess should bo
exhausted, wai painful to imagine. The
moro painful that the accidental discovery
of ihe direction of a letter had disclosed
his former rank. It was part of an en
velope, addressed 'A Monsieur lo Cornte
Choynowski,' and left n mark in n book,
all except the name- being torn off But
tho fact needed no confirmation. All
his habits and ways of thinking bora
us ol Inch station, what wou d bo-
come of him.
It was but too evident that another ca-
lami'.y was impending over the unfortti-
nate exile. Although most discreet in
word and guarded jn manner, every be-
spouo ins devotion to his lel'ow.i ornate.
Her wishes were his law. His attentions
to her little boy were such as young men
rarely show to infants except for love of
the mother, nnd the garden, that garden
abandoned since 'the memory of man,
(for the. court, previous to the arrival of
tho present tenant had been for years un
inhabited,) was under hi exertions ind
superintendence, rapidly assuming an as
pcc. of of luxuriance and order. It was
not impossible but Helen might realize
her playful vaunt, and boat me in my
own art after all.
John (our gardening lad) was as near
being jealous as possible, and considering
the estimation in which John is known to
hold our doings in tho flowery way; such
jealousy mtut do accepted as tho most
nnujnncr testimony 10 nis rival s success,
To go b.iycnd our garden was, in Job
opinion, to he great indeed'
Every tHought of the Count Ciioy
nowski was engrossed by fair Helen;
and we saw with srmo anxiety that she in
her turn was but too sensible of hi'3 at
tentions, nnd that every thing belonging
to his country assumed in her eyes an ab
sorbing importance. She sent to London
for a!i the books that could be obtained
respecting Poland; ordered nil the jour-'
nals that interested themselves in that
interesting though apparently hopeless
cause; turned liberal she who had been
reared in the lap of conservatism, and
whomv father used lauehinclv to call the i
.. . J . .. o. ' . .
little lory; turned radical turned repub
lican for she far out soared the modern
doctrines of whigism iu her political
flights; denounced tho Emperor Nicholns
as a tyrant; spoke of tho Russians as a
nation of savages; nnd in spjtcof the evi
dent uneasiness with which the Polish ex
ile listened to any allusion to the wrongs
of his country, for he never mingled in
such discussions, omitted no opportunity
of proving bee sympathy by declaiming
with nn animation and vehemence,, as be-
L coming as any thing so like scolding well
C9ulcL.be. nguinst the cruelty and wicked
ness of the oppressors of that most unfor
tunate of nations.
It was clear that the peace of both was
endangered, perhaps; and thet it had be
coming tho. painful duty of friendship to
awaken them from their too bewitching
We had made nn exc;irf'"i, on one sun
ny summer's day. as far as Everlcy Hills.
Helen, always impassioned, had been
wrought into a passionate recollection of
her own native conntry, by tho sight of
the heather just bursting into its purple
bloom; and M. Choynowski, usually so
self-possessed, had been betrayed into the
expression of a kindred feeling, by the
delicious odour of the fir plantations,
which served to transport him in imagin
ation to tho balm breathing forest of
the north. This sympathy was a new
and a strong bond of union between two
spirits but too congenial; nnd I determin
ed no longer to defer informing tho gen
tleman, in whoso hono'irl placed the most
implicit reliance, of the peculiar position
of our fair friend.
Detaining him, therefore, to coffee,
(we had taken nn early dinner in the fir
grove,) nnd suffering Helen to go homo
to her little boy, I contrived by leading
the conversation to capricious wills, to
communicate to him, as if accidentally,
the fact of her forfeiting her wholo income
in the event of a socond marriage. He
listened with grave attention.
'Is sho also deprived,' enquired he, 'of
the guardianship of hor child."
No. But as tho sum allowed fop his
maintenance is also to coa-ie from the
day of her nuptials, and tho rno:iy to ac
cumulate till she is of age, tho would by
marrying a poor man, do irrepatabb io,-
jury to her sod, by cramping his educa
tion. It is a grievous resraint.'
He 'made no answer. After two Of
three attempts at conversation, which hi
mind was too completely pre-occupied to
sustain, be bade us good night, end re
luniea 10 me court. 1
The next morning we l
had ioft Upton, and .-ue,-
heard that h
T ton rr T.I tA
Oxford. And I could not hf-ln honinr
that he had seen his danger, and would
not return until iho peril was past.
I was mistaken. In two or ihree daya
ho returned, exhibiting less self-command
than I had been led to anticipate. Tho
fair lady, too, I took occasion to remind
of this terrible will, in hopes since h
would not go. that she would have bad
the wisdom to have taken her departure.
No such thing; neither party would move
a jot. I might a3 well have" bestowed mr
counsel upon the two stone figures on the
great gateway. And, heartily sorry and
n little angry, I resolved to let matter
take their own course.
Several weeks passed on, when on
morning she came to mo in the sweetest
confusion, the loveliest mixture of bash
fulness and joy,.
'He loves me! she said; 'ho has told
mo that he loves me!'
And I have referred In'mtoyou. That
'Ho already knows it.' And then I told
her word for word what had passed.
'lie knows of that clause,and hewishe
to marry ma! He loves me for myx t
Loves me knowing me to be a beggar!
It is true, pure, disinterested affection!'
'Beyond all doubt it is. And if you
could live upon true love ' '
'Oh, but where that exists, and rnn'.fc.
and health, and strength, and education.
j may we not be well content to try to eu.n
' a living together? think of the happines
! comprised in that word! I could eive
! lessons; I am sure that I could. 1 would
teach music, and drawing, and dancing
any thing for him! or we cou.'d keep a
school here at Upton any where with
And I am to tell him this?'
t 'Not the words." replied she, blushing
like a rose at her own earnestness; not
Of course, it was not long before M.
le Comte made his appearance.
God bles her, nob.'e. generous crea
ture!' cried he. when I had fulfilled my
commission. 'God for ever bless her!'
And you intend, then, to lake her at
her word, and set up school together?'
exclaimed I, a little provoked at his un
scrupulous acceptance of her proffered
sacrifice. 'You really intend to keen a
lady's boarding school here at a court?'
'I intend to take her at her word, most
' certainly,' replied he, very composedly;
j 'but I should liko to know, n;v4 friend
"wn'at has inf'ifTn Tier head, ' ahdTinto
yours, that it Helen marries mc, she
must needs earn her own living? Sup
pose I should tell you,' continued he smil
ing, ' that my father one of the richest
of the Polish nobility, was a favourita
friend of tho Emperor Alexander; tha
the Emperor Nicholas continued tome
the kindness which his brother had shown
10 mY lather, and that I thought as ho
had done, (gratitude and persouai attach
ment apart,) that I could better serve mv
country, and more effectually ameliorate
the condition of my tenants and vassels.
1 1 ...Lr...
nv Buuiiimiug 10 me itussmn government,
than by r hopeless struggle Lr a national
independence? Suppose that I were to
confess, that chancing in the course of
a three-years travel to walk through this
pretty village of yours, I .saw Helen,
and could not resl until I had seen more
of her; -supposing all this, would you
pardon the deception, or rather theslW
ing you lo deceive yourselves? Oli, if
you could but imagine, how delight'ut it
is to a mnn, upon whom the huniMing
conviction has been forced, that his soci
ety is courted and his alliance sought for
by tha ascendents of rank and fortune, to
feel that he is sought for once in his iife,
honestly liked, fervently loved for him
self, such as he is, bis own very self, if
you could but fancy how proud he is of
such friendship, how hnppy in such love,
you wouiq pardon n.m, J am sure you
would; you would never have the heart to
be angry. And now that the iniperial
consent lo a foreign union the gracious
consent for which I so anxiously waited
to authorize my proposals has at length
arrived, do you think,' added the count
with somo seriousness, that there is anr
chance of reconeilinig this dear Helen to "
my august master? or will she continue
At this question, so gravely put, I
laughed outright. 'Why, really my dear
count, I cannot pretend to answer decu
dedly, fr the turn that the affair might
take; butmv impression to speak in that
idiomatic English, moro racy than ele
gant which you pique yourself upon un
dersanding my fuli impression is, tKot "
Helen having for no reason upon 'oar'th
but her interest in you, railed frJtn con
servatism to radicalism, bhe r, for th9
same cause, loso no time vn ratlin - bacfc
again. A woman's pc'itics, especially
it she be a young wo'nan, Pre renerally
tho resujt of feelinr rathcr tk-a opinion,
and our fair friend strikes me at a mo "
unlikely subject to form an exception to
tho rule. However, if you doubt my ao-
ihority in this matter, you have nothing
to do but to enquiro at tho founts in-hepff '
There shesils in the arbour. Go and)
ask."' . ' " ,
And before the words Were well spr v
ken, thn lover, radiant with happiness,
was at the side of his beloved . - - -