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LIIILKTY AND IM.IV. M)V AM) FiiHI.VF.lt ONJJ AM) I.VSKFAl. MILL. ...Ji.i i
ICl'TLA'!, Tm-day, April SO, so.
AMI I IK It 18.
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WILLIAM FAY.
IM) i:t H V.
- X; IS.V ja. .a - - " "
Vvm Iht Jwn CViirirr.
t in; r a m i ITy m r. i; t i .v
Ttte (-'lotn' tiors ware tanltrn cm ivsretiMi f Idr ao
ctdttital inert it g a lew t rt.lnr,! linrr, rf all the IUI t )
4nz mrmt'tri f fmrti, thr Mint tod tnotlu r rf
which (no i1tly-two the othrr t'ehtj-lhirc jsli of
) had Slftd I" the i'if iMMKr.JJj- lArrr jearr.
We i all bere I
I'stlitr. Mothtr,
fcottr, tlrolher,
All who hold taeli ether ilrtr.
Ijth chair it flltcv', we'lt all at Amt,
To night let no rtil. I ilranrsr cam ;
It li not cflt n tliui run ii J
Our olt familiar hearth we're full ml ; i
llttn thin th mrttiii anil the tpot,
I'or once be evtry rare farjM i
Let gentle tae anrl liar Jiowar,
And liin l afTiUInn rule the hour;
We're all-all licit.
We'rt not all litre!
fiomt are away tht dtail nnt dr,
Wlio llirongtJ wila in till anritnl lirartli,
AnJ fire the hour t guiltleii mirth.
Vale, wild a ittrn, reltntltu hand,
Look el in and thluued our little bacd ;
Sonif, like a night flaih pannl away,
AdJ tame link lingering d.i) by day ;
The quid grivo-yaid ionic tic there,
And cruel ocean hat liii tharc
We'ro noj all here.
We art all hero!
Krtn they the dt ad though dead, 10 dear,
Koad uicniory to herduty true,
llringi back their faded formi to view.
Iluw life like through thj mlit of year?,
Kach well rcmemlerej fate appran i
We fte them at in time long past,
Tram each to each kind lookt are cait ;
We. hrar Ihrir wordt their trnilf hehold.
They're round ut at they wcroof old
We art all litre.
W are. all here!
I'athtr, Mother,
Sitter, Ilrnthtr,
You that I lore with love to dear
Thii may not long of ut be taid,
Soon mutt we join the gathtrcd dead.
Ami by the hearth we now til round,
tjoinr nther circle will be IVjuiiiI,
O, then that witJom may we know,
That yitldt a life of peace below ;
fin in the world to follow thii,
May each repeat in wordt of blin,
We're all all line.
1TI i c c 1 1 a ii v
WASHINGTON'S AOVICK TO A YOUNG
LADY.
Tho aubjoincd letter is taken from tho lout f.uh
lnhed volume (the 10th recently ifaued) of Spnrkt'
Life and corrcapondenco of Waahington. It nan
wiltr-n to Mtaa Harriet Washington, hi orphan
niece, who had reaided for pomo time in his family,
and to whom he continued to oxtend his care and
aid. She then reaided with some of other relatives
at Ftcdrickaburg. It is dated Philadelphia, 30th
Oct., 1791:
Dear Harriet : I received your letter of the 21st
inetant, and shall always bo glad to hear from
you. When my buaineia will permit, inclination
will not be wanting in mo to acknowledge tho re
ceipt of your letter; and this I shall do more
cheerfully, as it will afiurd mc opportunities at
thoao times, of giving you such occasional advice,
a your situalinna may require.
At present I could plead a better excuse for
curtailing my letter to you, thau you had for
ahortening yours to me, having a multitude of oc
cupations before roe.whilo you hac nothing to do;
consequently you might with as inurh convenience
to yourself hae sat down to write your letter an
letter
hour or two or even a day soonor as have delayed j
It until your cousin was on mc point oi senumg
to the post office. 1 make this remark for no oth
er reason, than to ahow it is better to offer no ox-
r,ue thin a bad one, if at any time you ahoulJ hap
pen to fall into an error.
Occupied as any time now is, and must be dur
ing the sitting ofCongreai, I ncverthcloia will en
deavor to inculcate upon your mind the delicacy
and danscr of that period, to which you aro now
arrived under peculiar circumatanccs. You arc
jus', entering into the ttato of woman, without the
watchful eye of a mother to admonish, or the pro
tecting aid of a father to advise and defend you; :
ou may not be sensible, that you are at this mo
ment about to be a tarn pod with that character,
which will adhere to you through life; the conic
quencea of uhich jou have not perhapa attended
to, but be assured it is of the utmoit importance
that you should. Your cousins, with whom you
live, are well qualified to git e yc-u advice; and I
am sure they will if you are disposed to receive
it. But if you are duobliging, clf-wil!od, and
untowsrdly, it la hardly to be cjpectc-d that they
will cngago ihemKlrc in unpleasant disputes with
you, especially Fanny, whose mild and placid
temper ill not permit her to exceed the limits
of wholesome admonition or gentle rebuke.
Thiult then, to what dangers a giddy girl of
fifteen or aiiteen must be eipoaej in circumitaRces
like these. To be under little or no control may
be p!ea.it!Z to a mind that doe not tefiecl.but this
pleasure cannot be of !ong duration, and reaaon.too
late perhapt. may convince jou of toe o!l ofj derod necesttry, Iiw lianas crooo, aa in. pipe,
rntipending time. You are not to learn, I am ' emitting lotuwe of swoto. In the opposite cor-j
certain, that your fortune u small. Supply the ncr. hu help-mate, wa knitting talking and tmo
want of it. then with a well cultivated mind, with king by tarns. Juit then the dog was heard bsrk
Jiaimulinna la induatrr and fruraluv with rentle-
nea.of raanneis an obliging temper, and stich
qaalificitiotu as will attract notice, and inw
. mean! jou tc happy rstabliilitncsit Air hfc.
I You might, instead of associating uitli their
wrom whom you can iltmc nothing that is good,
f but mij l.aic otacrtcd every thing that is deceit ,
; ful l)irg, and bad, become tlic intimate companion '
i, anu iu 10 your cousin in tlio domestic coo- ,
etrna of tho family. Mam girl, boforu thpy liao
arrlxtHl to jnur age, littc bucti found ao Iruatwor
thy to lake tb uholc rbaagHQftho family fruw
their mothcra, but it I. by a aleady ami ngul at
Ictilmn to the rule of propriety, that audi confi
dence It obtainedud nuthlng Mould gite me inoru
plraturc than to licnr tlwt you had acquired it.
The rnirila and bcnnfitx of it ttouid redound mare
to jour adtatitnge tn your pregreta ihrough life,
and In the pcr.n with whom you may in duo !
time lorni a'inatoriinoiiial conncxnui.tlnii any other; 1
but to none would auch a cucutnalancu all'ord inoto
real latitfacliau, than to jour efl'cctionnlu unrlu.
(;i;01t(il' WASHINGTON.
I'tom tlit I.wiitt Comjhinion, fw Jjnunty.
(Kl.TMIrl IROM THE
DIAUY OF A ItKhUrr.I) PASMONAHLi:.
M'Mni:n rocn.
Vri. Oi'i. Heboid us quietly sottlod in a pretty
farm-house, on the burdcrs of it placid lake. My
longing for years i gralilicd I am far from titics,
and in the midst of profound retirement, and enjoy
ing all the delights summer in tho country con
bring. Formerly, when my father's business would
allow of but a short visit to tho country, and that
confined to tlio sca-tliore or faahionablc watering
places, have I tighed fur some farm-house, or,
hut in the forest, where I might indulge my passion
fur nature to my heart's full bent I well remember
the laugh of my parents when one day at dinner I
npostophiecd tho vegetables and fruit, pitied their j
present change, and pictured the pleasant gardens
and orchards where thoy grow. "In tho country,''
I would say, "I can be perfectly content, for there
all is peace and rational enjoyment."
'.My dear child, you should not look forward to
any particular spot or circumstance to form your
happiness. You know your favorite llurns tays, it
has its, 'ecat and centre in the breast.' llolicvc
me, my daughter, the only method is to bo content
with the situation, w hero you may chance tube
placed, for if you look forward, you will do it nil
your life, ob happiness will fly us you pursue.
My good papa, I thought to myself, is like nil
elderly persons, they exhaust cicry pleasure, and
then tell ns thero is none left in tho world worth
the Becking. That sanguine youth is tver antici
pating future joy, whose shadowy form eludes
their grasp, "It is all very well to say to," said
I' "but I know better. There are countless stores
of felicity from which I mean to draw, notwith
standing ili" mi.'o wnrniiijjii or tno ciuera. Any
one povessing intellect and heart cannot fail to be
happy.
Alas, I am not nn elderly pcrton, and even .now
I see how futile was oil that reatcning. Hero is
one dear wish of my heart gratified, and am I hap
py ! Alas no, my heart and my intellects make my
iiiihappincfs, had I neither I might still hope for
peace.
10M. The house in which we board is a Dutch
cottage, built many yearn, ago by an ancestor of
the present possessor Myiiuort on cghton, who
came front tl.c Dutch settlements, on the Mohawk.
In front, the roof is shelving ; the mansion is
painted red, edged with yellow. Tho fences,
barns and outhouse arc all glowing with the same
tasteful hue, so that it flashes out of the surround
ing green, like a glorious garden of tulips or poin
eye. Mrs. Von Veghton is a merry little woman
who talks and snuffs and smokes through every
thing sho may be about. She has two daughters,
otic rather coarse lonking,but active and good hear
ted, the other, Alida, is n graceful, ond delicate as
if she had hcon brought up in city idleness, instead
of spending her days as she does, in baking, and
awoeping, and all other homely duties. The son,
Herman, rises with the davvn, works hard all day,
and after returning at night, instead of following his
father's fabhinn of plunging immediately into bod,
joins his siatcr Alida in reading for several hours,
lie has thus stored his rnind with knowledge, which
will bo of infinite uc to him during his courto
through life.
IOjA. A chilly evening forbid tho pleasures of
the piazza, and we asuemblud around a table in the
parlor. This is a neat furnished room, only open
on state eccasions.but since they hac been prevail
cj p0 0 jako us as boarders, is appropriated to
mtr nac. i tic siicncc.aiiti ennui in me room lormoo
I . . .1 , I
quite a contrast to the mcrrimont which was going 1 ungladdencd by the tuns light. Like cloia.erod
on at the other end of the house. Julia threw down j nuus thoy repose, solemn ond fair, whom the
her book with a yawn. world never gaz.ei on. Hut oh, yo noble tiooa.' '
"Now I could tako a good nap, in this old rock- of all earth's tariod beauties, jo touch tny soul the
ing chair were it not for the noise going on in tho : most. How I do love to gate far up among tho
kitchen. What in tho namo of heaven can thoy bo gothic arches of the monastic elm.or mark tho star
about giggling all tho time 1" j ry loaved mapU, or ropoo my eyo on the dark cv-
"There is an apple frolic. They are all aaseui-, or green tho tasselled bassvtoi.d the glowy che
blcd pealing and cutting applos to dry." rut while far above I hem towers, tbo lone mid
"Do let us go and look on. It is bolter than 1 blasted pine, fit etnblom of that lordly rare, which
stupifvinc here." I once huiilod beneath its shade. How refreshing
I closed my book and followed. her. Serenade.
clinml accompanying us, but rat immersed in a re -
licious book, a series ol readios; in which she
spends all her lime. The kitchen is a low building '
. .rii.. it'
BliaCUeO to Otic Uliu u nuv. niiupviieu llic
door. In the centre of tho room was placed a long
table, around which a are assembled the whole fa
mily, workman and negroes. Herman ta stand
ing -villi a little machine before him ttith which ho
pared his apples, and afterwards threw around to
the others who cut aud cored them. The room
rang kith the haw ! haw's of the Dutch negroes.
who couW Hot contain themselves at the wit of
Maua lltrmiiu, and .Wi.au Olida. As soon as we
were perceived tte were warmly welcomed and
leats presented. Mine was next the hired laborer,
who handed me a kittle and a iM-aled a put to core, j
Julia seated herself next Mr Von Vogkton, who,
was in one corner cf the ample chimney, his slocki
ned feet to the lire, wnicn me coot evening ren-1
I0' violentfr.
( Gcrtiuie, " .aid Julia, 'wok. oat the .nduw,
there h a eonilcman cmm'mir. He may bo ono of . w sudsing the eoamtry i li in; wont, and sc
our Sarn oga ..r llall.tnn trej.aintaneW colon! I... led me hltbsr. I co neter to trmUr .....
I looioJ through the gli's, ami pc tccitcd in tlio j
bright moonlight a gentleman slight from a wagon
and open th gate.
L-i u g m the tartar he, must certainly I
coining to uit ur ?"
i ""! he i ln-re." I rrethoy au-akwiwl hettea whah er eruahed aa
Tho latch ehitkwl, Urd teoOf nopm- tho elegant noon an ratifA!."
Heaetit enter', I toweled to mv u fly to Julia, j I lieid full my ham!; "llolieve me (ireT.liltt,
j when to my nMunUhtnent h danred to tlm table lhee smilei enie fttim a heart that can tuner tie
; with. All lluMinti ctWHii Altoa how rue you ' cri o you.
, i Pour, denr rrneture, liow liappy Im una whon be
'HfiB'i cniniu Ha-Ti." erh'ird fr.un the irir!. I found I a in carim.l i I kaa ii'iraM..! Iu
and all arore to exchange greetmga Mith bim. Tim
black grinned with Jilearare nmj tixttndol tbeir
hands to their favorite .Maaaa llinl
Me'aiJifafierMl In the fire "Uncle, hoiv tiro yim."
'Ah liana Vun Kotovil my boy, how are m
ait down.'1
The eye of Hoanvil fell mi Julia he sUrtod.and
by the hado which (nsred his brow, slid tho glanco
ho threw around, I wn farrow to co hb was mor
tified at the relationship he had rovealml.
"How odd," ho said, ' I ehould hate found you
here. How oil tho beaux at Congress Hall will
tnvy mc, ts they have.hctn i iltterpnir, ever einro
your sudden (light. Aa to your Indian chief, Mias
Danforth, ho was the pictuio of misery, lie roam
ed restlessly nrouud tho town like on unquiet
spirit homing otcr t lie haunt of former jots. It
was cruel in oti to Icatc him without nny clue to
your retreat ;'' nnd in a law voice to Julia, "how
cruel in you to leave me thus."
Klip hlutdicd, nnd to moid the subject, ached af
ter Mr. Greenville.
"I do not know where, he is, he disappeared souu
after vou did."
"Where did you come from latt, IlansV asked
his uncle.
"I felt Saratoga soon after dinner, and am on my
woy to my inothct's, and could not pass hero with
out a call."
"That is right my lad ; your mother is well, ns
Nordic vour cousin was there yesterdny. ''
I was much surprised that tho elegant Knsciil,
the greatest beau in town,tnd his accomplished sis
ter, hail emerged from this obscurity. His parents
wcro plain farmers, and lived a few miles beyond
us.
"I'rny where is cousin Cornelia now V nkcd
Norrhc.
"She is at the springs still, but will make a isit
home ere she goes to town for the wintur."
"To town !" said Mr. Von Veghton peevishly.
'Why cannot sho content herself in the country.
The people in tho city, ore n tain conceited set.
and will only teach her bad vtayg. Heaven only
knows how half of them live; there is scarcely ono
of those who camo dashing nnd splashing up hero
that can tiav thero debts.. whilu in tho ri.nriirt.
are lioncst lie.arty laborers, none lile, nil engnged
in agriculture or manufacturer"
"Dear tno undo, do you think there is no one oc
cupied in the city. I assure yon mo ic-y cannot bo
picked up in the street."
' "You spend it as fust ns you got it."
Koscvil smiled, and endeavored 13 turn tho con
versation, ns ho saw his undo was on his favorite
topic, the superiority of country over city life.
Mr Von Veghton had been rathrr unfortunate in
his specimens of the citizens, as, lnhg uonr a fuh
ionnblo walcring-placo.hc was liable to see many of
the dashing and reiklcss in modish life, and few of
tho staid sober citizens. Too many of these aro
to look with contempt on tho stvlc of living in tho
country, and esteemed persons according to their
rank and fnshion in society. Mr Von Veghton, fee
ling himself not a whit inferior to llicc persons, in
wealth, worth, or antiquity of fdinily, was not dis
posed to permit thorn to assume superiority otcr
him. Like many of us he had fallen iuo opposite
extremes, and stoutly asserted tin", everybody and
everything wcie on a higher scale in tho country
than in the city.
1 7 f A. A warm sunny dav drove ns nil nu. of
doors this morninr. Koscvil nnd Julm went to
take a drive. Serena at her usual post, reading on
the back porch under tho shade of honoysucklos
and clematis.whiUt I escaped to wander at my will.
Alone in tho woods! How nlcasant to sit on 5
fallen tree, nnd g37.o upon tho long vista's, liko
Cathedral isles, across which nn occasional streak
of sunshuw rovcala the bhades beyond. How so
lemn is tho deep stillness, only tariod by the gen
tle rustling of the summer breeze, as it '' naido
thofuliage above, and piles us bright glimpses uf
tho heavens ovor us. I low vast the variety of pale
j and dulicatc plauts spring
up beneath my feot
I 1 - . I I ,llA
iovciv cruunuim incn oiuuiu mm
unknown,
In the soul is it to no alono and meditate. Here
, in the depth of this silent forest, ttlwio no earthly
pie gazes on me, 1 cau give turn to moa iceiirte
w hich twin Wn burning to my heart's core. How
cruel thus remorslcasly to lacerate the heart of oiw
so noble and so lot ing. What is tlteie worth liv
ing for in tbu world ol chance and change, if it be
i wl aflectiou. Oh tSe vJu of one loving heart !
It is worth counties mines of gold, and yet that
preciout jewel, I have teck!ly thrown from me.
Oh t tiretmviile should we but once mote meet, It
would bo isVr to sever. A rustling in the tret
aroused from my gloomy reverie, and raia.ng
my eyo. there, t if y tbougbu had conjured
hiw before me. Tayaakrtaga appeared slowly wal
king up one of the slleys. He taw me not but
gaied gloomily an the ground, bia whole appear
ance betpeciiiig deep dejection ; be raised In eyo
auk as he porctitisd mc a deadly paleness camo ovor
him, and covering his face with his kind be turned
to go. but with an iinpetaous tnotioa he ruded for
ward.
"Miss Danforth." he said, "pardon my ""
eion; d not imagine I hate 1 6me to haunt your
eieps. and ncrtfccutc tou with my torrows. N", "u
,ndc I did not knewvoa were here, but vta
wore.'
" - '
Why sliooh) you go Tajadannga t"
He Martee1; sn I n be gazed mi inv miliig,lluh
lug cowntntiaBec. a deep l!uh rrnead nor hie. lie
hook Ilia head. "Ala a I Into attain ihnan timU. 1m.
ion tiiat tli0ie ia nothing worth living fur, and lia
made the usual vow jofpxisting for me almm. The
hour fbjtV riJMly oi or im, na we sat nu tho fkllon
tree, nnd we weio only aroused by tho sound m'thc
conch, railing the fuimly to dinriur. When we en
tered, all woro seated at table, inrindlng the sin-d
clrl ami workmen ; tho colored girl iraltod on the
table.
' Walk in Mis Gertrude, come bring your beau,
wc have rom enough. Sit by sir," snid Mr Von
Veghton, end we wrro placed at the ample board.
" o hate no dnintiiis here, only l'om solid food.
You iho-jld come in the winter, in killing time, that
is the lime w o live."
Greenville gracefully accepted nil that was of
fered, mill his pinto was soon piled with fried
hnlii mid oggs, greon corn, squash, suokntash, et
ceteras, while tho glass tins filled with vliiegnr'd
molasses, a favorite beverage in that part of the
country.
"Norche," said nur host to his wife, "you have
often heard mc talk of tho troubles in this country
when I una young, nnd remember I mentioned nu
Indian, who wag called tho white man's friend.
Young as I tvns, I lecollect Skcnando well, and
this gentleman resembles him veiy much. Ifhe
had not on our ilrt'si,l should liaic taken him for an
Indian."
"Dear mo ! Mr Von Veghton," said Jurushn, the
handmaid who had sal onon-mouthed listening to
li'in, "have you ever si-cii the injina 1"
"To bo sure I have, and can tell you many n sto
ry nlmiit tlicrn."
Greenville stnrtcd from his chair, but I laid my
hand imploringly on his aim, nnd he reseated him
self, while nil was loo much engrossed with Mr
Von Veghton to hood his movements,
"1 well rcmuiubor tho bloody dnjs of Wyoming,
mid, when all tlio country was truly a howling wil
darncss,, for ruthless savages, aro muring mid hoo
ting all it, seeking whom thoy tnig'it devour, und
where Ualls'.on stands was a (Jpiiso forest."
"Do tell," ejaculated Ilczckiah, the hired man.
"Wo lived many miles from this, and n band of
savages who hud been at tho burning of r-'.rhnharip
camo past nur home, hilled mynioiher, robbuj and
l.i.rnml ..i.r.l n.H'rlfll 1 Olf.
They dragged ua past tins very sj ot which wnr
then a waste. Although wc sit so peaceable here
sow, yet nil thoso field which nro waving with corn
and onts, weio filled with hands of Indians nnd
I'ugltsh. Fast this very pigitye, were wo dragged
with man)' others, and up to Lnko Desolation nn
ICnyadoros mountains, whero wc weio rescued
by n party of our neighbors nnd troop from Al
bany." "Gracious mo !'' Only think ! hunt from all.
"How do the critters look."
"They nro not very black, something like n inula
to; but their eyes, nn one can describe so jet
bint k, so fiery. St. Nicholas defend mo!'' cried
tho old man starting buck.
Wo followed his fixed gnze, nnd behold the eyes
of tho graceful Grceniillo g'aring on him, with the
same fiery, ferocious expression ho had ihvciibed.
In another moment, Tnyadnnaga was hounding
uvor the door-yard, and had gained the woods.
How I longed to I'u'.I'ju aud sooth liiu excited feel
ings. "What a singular young man!" exclaimed Mr.
Von Veghton, breathing morofico; "I could have
sivorri 0110 of those savages wasbeforo tno. Ho cer
tainly must have Indian blood in hi veins.',
Itoscvi! saw my emotion, and by way of loading
him fromjho subject ; asked him, "If hu had over
seen Sir William Johnson' band, called Johutou s
Greens.''
"Nu, but I havo teen my fathor grit his teeth
with rngo when speaking of the traitors. I have
heard him say, huw wrathful ho felt, wher. in fight
ing them he has seen some of his old friends nnd
neighbors. Those wore troublesome time. They
ploughed the fields nrmed ; and schoolmoatorH
the tamo time hesring their scholars their Ii-bsoiih,
tho youngest being obliged to work In roturn for
such instructions.''
i:jA. "So," said Julin, I hear frttm Serena you
have repented of your coldness to year Indian chief
and iiaiu concluded to take pity on lifm."
" let, hi file and mine now be tnioperible ;
1 hopo my mother will not obj'-ct."'
"Yon d right to marry him, aa he is worthy of
you. Heigh bo! 1 wish I had a swain to flirt
with."
"I thought you had found one in Hoeetll."
'Oh, when it come to sighs, and asking pa's
couseut, it is to neriou for mnscmcnt."
" Then U has roioe to thst 1"
"Why yea, I way as well out with it. 1 hate
written ibis morning to unci regarding tin aflair."
"I really w'sh yu jy Julia, of our choiee; he
eetiu to be a worthy young man, nzA 1 hno you
will be happy.''
SIt. Msrena'i health is visibly improving.
The weight of suspense which pressed bar down,
is removed. Site nee her situation befoie herind
has fortitude and religion to bear it firmly. She
looks far her eupport in her bible ; and celiininir.
and serenity ate fart tskiog place ol tumult audo-
inoltAM.
ind. We bad a party bete li-4ay in honor of
ui. At three o'clock the couipauy began to aattm
Ue. They wete from the Dutch and Yaokeo fa
imlieareliM in the neighborhood. Among the
rest, ere the Koil faauilT, plaiti country poo
pie.' Daeb lady brought her big or basket, in
winch was br sowing or knitting. The ot fwr
lor was dusted.and deeortlsd with pots of dirv tan
tbemuin, utangoWs, and bachelor buttons. l!tery
rocking cbair, or arm chair n brought in lur the
old people, who at toufih-r. kiti'tiog or talking of
tbe.rhousth.U afltai', while ti n y jung folks auol-
j ',ed t the puzra r gan.cn.
n .r.i-r l ,ut uiliita
tvaltet of inrlnns end otbrr fruit were brought in
hrh tertod to pvsatlie tune until fue, when wo
wtv all called lo tea. In a back room ttaa placed
long taWo.cetcrd with the whit rat ttbte clothes,
the manufacture of the hostem, and acned with
hot walkes, coke .ic, choeee. nnd tailoin trtxui
they designated stMHUmeata.
"Nwghbor Von Geson," Mid Mr Von Veghton.
taking up a silver butter kntfe, do you chooae to
take butler w ith this new-fanglod invention, my wife
has got from Voik, or In our good old fashioned
way, with yoor own knife 1"
"As I am young mid fashionable inyiclf, I will
juat take the rww one." This reply from tho plana
old fanner, made all tho tnung folk tiller.
It ll twd4," sehl Mr Mntmr, "tliat all you or
Dutch descent, are so atcrso.to new fsahion ;
now I am n Yankee you kno v, and wc ate alwats
seeking out new intentions."
Yes, you Yankcp can neter be quiet," grum
bled Mr Von Goson. "We weio contented enough
hore in former days, with tho things our fathers
Isft o, hut ua soon as you Yankees come In, there
is no ond to iiot clnes. Then comu railroads, and
enints wnicli tiring us nearer to tho cities, and our
daughters and wives, aro net or contented without
city finery, and city notions."
' Como, come neighbor," said onr host, "thero
are many t .,.d points nboul tho Yankees, although
thoy do laugh st our customs. They, however,
enrry this ton (iir, when they ridicule oar old fmi.
lies. In miri I tnlk of my nncostors, for wo ttero
drerpndod.from ono of tho first fntmliui which camo
fiom Holland, inn know, neighbor."
"Ours was beforu jours, 1 think," said Mr Von
Goson."
"Nay, neighbor, ours was ceitainly tho first ;
hut when I tell thorn of it, they nak mo what good
that will do, nnd how much money I can make out
of it !''
"Ktally, loo bad," laughod Mr Mather.
"Indeed it is. Wn hato always had a Volkeit,
and a Myndort, niter nattily in our family for many
yearn."
"Whore u tour sou Voll.ort, now 1" naked Uosn
til."
"We hate not hoard from him for micral years,
nnd I do not know if the poor boy be nlito or
dead."
Mrs. Von Veghton begnntn take snulTtn represi
her emotion, anJ a tear stood in his father's nyo.
"The poor lad tins mi inxinus to he a sailor wo
could not keep him at home ; but I fear ho lm bail
too much of the sea by this time. It is so many
yeals sinco ho left, that I think ho must ho greatly
nltered, nnd I doubt if wo should know him now."
"I should," exclaimed his wife ; "n mother can
never he dccoived.hnt would recognize her son thro
every disguise or alteration."
T,.11V, -u r T"' ""jouriieii nunc pin7za,
to Miioko their ptpes wliilo the young folks rum
bled at their will. I was preparing lo steal on to
my retreat in tho woods, whero I knew I should
f.nd Greenville. when my utlcntion wbb attrnctod lo
n wagon CDiiiintr up tho rond. In it, tvns a man,
woman, nnd child. They drove up to the gate, nnd
the man, asked some who stood near, fur n cup of
milk, as the child wns futigiied with travelling nnd
quite unwell. They retreolod to the house with
nlncrity to comply with his request, wIipii Mrs.
Von Vpghtnn suggested n cup of tea would be bet
ter, nnd sent to invite them to come in and test.
They joyfully consented, and wcro soon nsctstcd
from theircarringe. They were seated in the cool
est seats on the piazza, and melons and other fruit
brought while tea was preparing.
"You have a fln-i place hero," said liio stranger,
gazing around. "'Wnat clinruilng wooUs what
pleasant fields nnd cnmforlnhlo home. In all my
wanderings I have never seen so lovely a spot.
How I should like lo end my days here. Would
not you Jnnol"
Hut his wife had leaned Iter cheek nn tho child's
head, and tho tears were pouring down its glossy
cutis, while tho little creature gnmd inquiringly,
nnd troubled ut his father. Just then, Mrs Von
Veghton entered with a howl of milk. Tho stran
ger snitched it from hor eagerly.
"Here, drink, Jane yuu nro tired with your
long ride chcor up tny girl, you aro almost at tho
ond of your journey."
Her ngitntinn teemed to communicate itself to
him, for turning from her, he walked up and down
the piazza hastily, as if lo conceal this emotion,
whiln silence enme over all, en tlicy sat w niching
that strange pair. Suddenly, ns he passed Mrs.
Voii Veghton in his wnlk, he threw his mm around
her,
"Hot it, mother don't you know your own son
With a loud scream she sank in a chair, and gazed
wildly on him. "Yim, your smi ; and here la your
daughter," he exclaimed, pulling his wifo in her
nrms." "And horo, father, is )our grandson; I
have honps of children, and lot of money, and hate
come lo cast anchor among you, hurrah !"
He nlinott suffocated his parent with embracer,
danced and song, nnd then, to relieve hi feelings,
ran down tn the gale, sprang into the wagon, and
drove bis horse violently lo tho barn, followed by
the grinning ngroev, anxious to see Massa Yolk,
agsin.
( 'lii tc nntimittl.)
KaSTEK.v tvojjn. To lite for one single mill,
and with on single thought, in the interior of
tbeir apartments; lo pats the day in a divan, planing
their hair, and disposing tbo numerous jowcls thev
wear, . lib grsce and elegance; to hroathe the cool
air of Uip mountains or the sot, from otTa terrace,
or through the opeu.ngs of tho trelhscd window; to
walk awhile under llse orange tries aud pome,
granate of a little gsidcn; to ruminato on the
bank of a iei rtoir, (.Inch lh fulling water an;
ma'es nh its murmur; lit to k ft caro of the domes
tic effir; to make the hrasd, the ehcrbcrtMid the
sweetmeats with their own naiidtj logoonco a week
lo the public bath, in company with all the young
dainaola of the town; and to ling some atauza of
lite Aribsn fM.jt, and accompany their voices with
a guitar-, this compromise the whole life of tho
K4lerri women. Society doe not exist for them,
therefore they hate none of those false feeling
which self-lot e crsrlsta in society. When they are
young and Ittmaome they are wholly engrossed by
love, and afterwards detote thernslv- entirely to
' the ril i dreil and domea'l'- cates. The state of
i i .vil.za'i in it eqa'. t'j oy other ' Idun pa.

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