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P. B. CONN, PUBLISHER
COBSIE KA2XXT AID 4TH
Z. RAGAN) Editor and Proprietor,
The Little Boy that Sled.
Dr. Chalmers. In said to be the author of the
following' beautiful poemWrittea on tbt oc
Mion of the doth of a young ton whom be
greatly loved :
1 m all alone in my chamber now,
At.il the midnight hour i near
And the faggot's crack and the dock'a dull
Art th only aound I hear ; (tick
And orr my soul, in it solitude,
Sweet feeling of sadnese glide, r
For my heart and my eyes ara full whan 1
Of lha little boy thai died. I think
I went one night to my faiber'a house
Went home to the dear nes'all-
And softly I opened lha gardeu gate,
And softly the door of the hall,
My mother came out, ta meet her son
She kissed me, and then the sighed,
And her head fell on my neck, and aba wept
For the little boy that died.
I ahall mia him when the flowers come,
In the garden where he played ;
I t.liall inine him mora by the fireside,
' When ihe flowers ham all decayed,
I ahall aee hia toys and bia empty chair,
And the horse he used ta ride ; .
And they will apeak, with a silent epetch,
Of the little boy tl at died.
We shall go home to our Father's hou
To our Father's housa in the skira.
Where the hope of our souls shall hare no
Our love no broken ties ; blight
We ahall roam the banks of the river of Peace,
And bathe in ita bliasful lid :
And ae' of the joys of our beared ahall be
The little boy that died. . ...
THE POWER OF FASHION
BY MIS8 E. A. W. NKWHALL.
"Anna do you attend Mm.. Well' par
ty Thursday evening," enquired a lady of
fashion of Ann Meldow, during a niorn
inir call made upon the mother of the
"No, Ido not," was the prompt reply.
"And pray what may be the reason V
urged the lady.
Anna hesitated aa she observed her moth.
era eye fixed mildly upon her, but in a
moment replied, Vi nave attenoea ao many
parties of late I have uo lurtner aipo
tion for thein."
"Indeod," replied Mrs. Tilaon, "all your
voune associate are going, and I thought
vmi would eniov it much."
"Anna baa decided, I believe," inter
posed her mother, "that it is beat the
should not attend on the pieient occaaion.
The lady after having spent the amount
of time usual for a faahitmtble morning
coll, took her departure.
Mother and daughter oat in perfect si
lenoe for a few moments which waa at last
broken by Mrs. Meldow. "My dearehild,"
she said, addressing Anna in a mild tone,
and fixing a reproving glance upon her, "I
bui grieved to find that love of fashion
hu power enough over you to make you
"equivocate in so trifling a matter as attend
ing a party. ' Truth is always : the safest,
and, in all instances, should ; be the only
reply to every questiou, no matter how
humbling the world may view tho position
it places us in. To an upright mind no
situation can be more humbling than that
in which we dissemble our real motives
aud utter a falsehood." .-!! ;: ;
"But, mother,"; interposed Anna, with
. ti,-nni llMlt. "it MlTclv COulJ UOt 00
called a falsehood. I told Mrs. Tilson that
I had attended great many parties and
had no further disposition for them, and
ia that not somo part of my reason ?" .
Mrs. Meldow replied, "I have great
fears for the highmindedncss of roy ehild
when she will plan to give falsehood n air
of truth. . Anns, your father hu now
been dead five years, tnd never during the
whnla of that time have I had so much
reason to fear for your moral and religious
safety a at the present X our danger is,
perhaps, not creator, but more apparent,
, l have awoke as it were from a slumber to
find my child bound fast in the chains of
the tyrant, fashion. I have but a moder
ate fortune, Anna, but did I posset on
Mild wealth, I trut God would keen me
from pampering in you such an undue love
of dress and display as you seem now to
be filled with. I nave gntnerea, not rrom
A'lTAci confession from you, but from
...m hints let drop and my own observe
tion, the sole cause of your refueingto at
fend Mr. Wella' party w your Inability to
Kin sj new dress for the occasion. Had
tw miuui which vou cave Mrs. Tilson
' been your real reason I should have been
first to rejoice in it. ; Had I found that
weariness oi tne invounea 01 m
Im,) ciuMd vou to exclude vOwrsslf from
it. T could hart hoped a better state of
fooling; would bo induced, but as it is, I
$. WaMv $otmial,
have nothing to hope but that my only
daughter hu buried every better feeling
at the ahrine of the god of fashion."
"I can hardly think myself deserving
of this lecture," retorted Anna, somewhat
angrily, while a frown rested upon her
beautiful face. "I am quite sure there is
not a young lady among my acquaintances
whose demands have been smaller in the
last three years than my own. Most
young ladies are constantly having dresses
remodeled, while I am forced to wear mine
out in the same style they were originally
made, and I have worn what I have now,
over and over again till I shall soon be
identified by the dress I wear."
'Anna, aald Mrs. Meldow, a little
more sternly, "have you ever failed to re
ceive a due share of attention from all
sensible people on account of your dress,
or have you ever perceived that you pos
sessed attraction by its singularity ? Every
young lady with a moderate share of taste
and ingenuity may, without spending an
undue portion of her time, so alter and
repair her own dresses that they will hard
ly be recognized again. This sho may do
at the same time that she is cultivating
habits of industry and economy."
Mrs. Meldow left the room and Anna
remaiucd absorbed in her own reflections
till the door bell rung and her cousin Em
ma Gilson obtruded herself upon her sol
itude. She wss breathless with haste.
I have been round to see all the young
ladies this morning," (he said, as soon as
she was fairly seated, "to talk over the ex
pected party, and I went to seo Lizzie lil
son, and she tells me you are not going,
what does it mean ? Whv. Anna, half
the young gentlemen will be distracted."
"I have made up my mind not to go,"
replied Anna, with evident effort at calm
"0, Anna, you must not think of it, it
will be the most elegant party of the sea
son, every body is having something new.
My dress is to be India muslin over rose
colored satin. Mamma thought rose-color
would suit me better than any thing, be
cause I nm so inclined to paleness." Here
A una could conceal her feelings no longer
and burst into tears. "Why, Anna, dear
Anna, what is the matter ? Now I know
you want to go, and tell me what is the
I do want to go," said Anna, petu
lantly, "but I am resolved never to appear
in public again in that same old rig 1 have
worn these three years ; but mamma pos
itively refuses to buy me anything new."
"0, how mean," said Emma, "mamma
gets me anything I want, and your moth
er had quite a pretty fortune left her, and
I suppose she gives enough every week to
Kor miserable creatures who would be
Iter off without it, to get everything
you want But for all that I would go,
Anna. Wallia Weston is to be there, and
I know the party will have lost half its
charms for him if you are not there."
, Anna blushed a little at this, as she sat
biting the corners of her handkerchief.
Alter continuing ner conversation in tne
above strain for about half an hour Em
ma tookiher departure, leaving Anna far
worse ivmind than she found her, Anca
ltpnt her room most of the dav and the
party was in no way referred to by her
mother who wished ber daughter to decide
for herself, and calmly, in a matter that
seemed to her to have so great a bearing
upon her future character and happiness.
Tho following morning, while mother and
daughter were silently partaking of tbeir
breakfast, a servant banded in a large bun
die directed to Miss Anna. Mrs. Meldow
looked at her a moment as if to ask hor
what it meant, but the expression of sur
prise she saw upon her countenance con
vinced her that she was equally a stranger
to its purport. Anna out the string which
held it and found it to contain several
yards of rich aiure satin and about an
equal rtuantity or Brussels lace, between
the folds she discovered a note addressed
to herself. It ran thus :
"Miss Meldow, I was induced io patro
niui a friend thia moraine bv purchaaing
' CJ tf W C7
the articles enclosed and I know of no
young lady for whose acceptance I would
more readily offer it than yours. I tho't
it micht be of service the comine week
and nope it may reach you before you
m ' a . a
shall have maae tne necessary provision,
Anna road it and handed it to her moth'
r while a flush of pleasure passed across
her countenance. . She ran her fingers
through the rich folds of satin and spread
the lace out upon it with evident satisfae
tion. Mrs. Meldow looked at her a mo
ment as if expecting her to say something,
but not a word was spoken till she broke
the silence. ;;
"Have you been considering what to do.
Anna f". she enquired.
. "Do," repeated Anna, with surprise.
"why certainly I may be allowed.toappre-
pnateit:;;;' ;r -
"I asa srpifc4 te tlwl yon SnOuW'fbr
one moment harbor such a thought. It is
evidenUp me it oomes from a gentleman,
notwitbstsnrlipg the nots spveurs to be
'ttottV.to American $nttrrsts, iPtrafaw, inciter, aito feral $nltlligtttcf.
STEUBESVILLE, OHIO, WEDNESDAY) JULY 4, 1855.
penned by a lady. And the impression
must have gone abroad from some leurce
that want of dress was your reason for de
clining attending the party. I do not wish
to accuse jou of imprudence, but I think
in some way you must have let slip your
real reason. And now from which cause
do you think you would suffer the moot, to
appear in a dress which might be termed
unfashionable, or in one obtained as I have
no reason to doubt this waa 1"
Anna candidly owned she should suffer
lets in the former case.
"But that is not everything to be con
sidered," continued Mrs. Meldow. "This
dress would be a far richer one than I
should be able to purchase for you without
depriving myself of necessaries, or cur
tailing my charities, which, as a christian,
I could not consistently do, for such a very
questionable, if not positively sinful pur
pose ; therefore it would draw down upon
us many unpleasant remarks."
"What am I do with it," inquired An
na, "I know not who to return it to." .
"I have not the least doubt from whom
it came, and should have no limitation in
returning it, frankly stating my reasons, to
Mr. Wallis Weston."
"But if it should not have boon he that
sent it," interposed Anna, blushing.
"It would only be dissembling truth for
either you or me," replied the mother,
"to profess to doubt he sent it. We know
very well thoro arc few young men among
us able to make so cosily presents. And
if we arc mistaken he certainly will not re
sent being mistaken for so munificent a
And without farther delay it was return
ed to him that very day, and the bearer
returned a note of apology, in which he
offered some explanations which he thought
necessary, to avoid the appearance of in
The party came off with great eclat.
Beauty, wit, and fashion rivalled each other
in their brilliant displays. Notwithstand
ing the most flattering accounts of it were
borne to Anna, she bore her disappoint
ment with more fortitude than she believ
ed herself c ipable of exerting. She was
far however from being cured of her folly.
Before a week had elapsed her ruling pas
sion again engrossed her thoughts.
Just at this most important crisis for
the character of the young lady, Mrs.
Meldow was called from home to be ab
sent three or four months. The nature of
her mission was such as would not possibly
admit of her taking Anna with her. She
talked seriously with her, represented to
her the dangers which beset her and pray
ed for the Spirit of God to guide her. For
several days succeeding her mother's de
parture she was sad and dispirited. Her
mother had given ber a list of poor fami
lies she wihhed her to visit, and whose
wants she thought demanded daily atten
tion. In her listless hours she referred to
these and though she folt little inclination
a sense of duty bade her attend to them.
She was shocked at the scenes of sickness,
deprivation and starvation that met her
wherever she entered. New chords were
touched in her heart, and new channels for
her affections opened, which bid fair to
chance somewhat her course of life. When
she heard so many rich blessings pre noun
ced upon her mother's name, she felt that
indeed her fame waa more enviable than
that of the most undisputed leader of the
highast circle of fashion. Mrs. Moldow
had plaood the utmost confidence in the
good effect which these lessons would have
upon the mind of her child. She thought
she could not fail to be aroused to a sense
of her responsibility to her Creator when
she saw so many of her creatures suffer
ing for what He showered upon her in
snoh profusion. And, perhaps, had she
been left long enough to her own reflec
tions it might have had tho desired effect.
But her young friends soon gathered about
her and she was gradually drawn into their
scenes of eayety and frivolity. She had
not yet neglected her duties, and eac
mornvag found he in the abodes of pover
ty. In one family in pantiouiaa atto folt
nowing interest: It; consisted of an in
valid father, and a iwetbW who toiled from
early till late, but with' all her efforts fafc
ed to earn bread for six children, the
dest of them numbering but twelve years
It was deligUful to see with what ajiHul-
this child, ns it were, applied herself
the cares of the household and antici
pated, as far as her means would permit,
the wishes of her poor sick father. Smiles
it up the face of each member ai Anna
entered their humble abode, and felt a sat
isfaction in being able each day to eon
tribute something toward their relief.
Mrs. Meldow had stipulated what amount
she should use weekly in her charities. At
first it seemed a great sum and ahe could
not but deem her mother improvident, but
few days only elapsed before she wished
could be. doubled, so many wants did
she find unsatisfied. She had almost for
gotten in her seal to accomplish good that
she had received no notice from Wallis
Weston since her mother's departure.
Returning from a morning excursion some
weeks after, she threw herself upon a sofa
overcome by fatigue, and her bat lay care-
esslv beside ber. Her rich tresses of
dark bruwa hair showed that Eolus had
played some pranks with them, but he
had at the same time imparted such a bril-
iaut hue to her complexion .that he might
be pardoned if, in so doing, be displaced
here and 'there a curl. Had she been ex
pecting a visitor she would have arranged
with accurate precision every trees, but
fortunately for her beauty, she hud not
time to think of it before the door opened
and Wallis Weston stood before her. If
lie had never been struck with her beauty
before, he could scarcely fail to be so now
Anna quickly gathered up her shawl and
hat, and was evidently about to make some
pology but he took her hand saying,
"No apology, Miss Meldow, I am happy
to witness upon your cheeks, the exilera
ting effects of a morning walk, and would
readily pardon any appearance of dish
abille in a young lady, could I are it was
caused by attention to this duty ; duty, I
say, because I consider it one of the first
duties of every young lady to preserve her
health and spirits, as without these, she is
unfit for every important duty." '
The glow deepened upon Anna's cheek
as she met his admiring gaze. If there
was a gentleman of her acquaintance for
whom Anna entertained a warmer feeling
than friendship, it was Wallis Weston.
Tbey seemed to have reached a point of
deep interest in tho conversation when the
door opened, and her ever volatile cousin
Emma Gilson entered. It was a most in
auspicious moment for all parties, for it
must be acknowledged that Emma was not
disinterested enongh to rejoice at finding
her fairer cousin enjoying so very agreea
ble a tete-a-tete. Shortly after she enter
ed. Wallis withdrew.
"Now, Anna," said Emma, "I have
some pleasant news to communicate."
"Indeed," replied Anna, "what can it
"Why Lizzie Tilson is going to give a
party next week, a splendid affair, design,
ed to outehino the last, and this time, An
na, you shall not be debarred the pleasure
of attendance; it will certainly be no harm
for you to provide yourself with necessary
"But I cannot bo able to do it, Emma,
gave the last eent of money I possessed
in charity this morning."
"0, that is a pity, bui bow long before
you will have more?"
"0, not for a week.
"Well, the cards are not out yet, and
perhaps you will have some in season."
Anna hesitated a moment, for her heart
misgave her, as she replied, "Idontknow,
Emms, as it would be quite right for me
to appropriate to my own use what my
mother expected to go for charity."
"0, what possible difference can one
week make? It would only make your
assistance the better appreciated after
Anna was too much inclined to listen to
her sophistry. So Emma continued, 'You
need not get anything very expensive, and
you will soarcely miss the amount taken.
But you may think of it. I am going to
see MUs Behillo, and if you conclude to
have any thine made, I will introduce you
there and she will work cheaper tor you in
consideration of roy patronage. She
ways doomj work very cheap.''
Kmma departed) aneVAnna resolved and
re-resolted the subject in her own mind,
till finally her love of fachion ruled, and
she determined to have nimply a muslin
dress made, and that if made fashionably ;
would do very well. It would be very
cheap, and she thought if her thothcr was
at home she would raise no objections. As
to her objects of charity, the Farwells,
the family she was so much interested in,
seemed to be getting on very well when
last she was there, and she thought they
could do very well for a time without her
aid. A day or two afterwards, when Em
ma called, she had fully determined on
having tho dress, and in the meanwhile
had uot visited the Farwelhj. She put on
her bonnet and shawl and accompanied
Emma to Miss Belville's, who, she assur
ed her, would have all the necessary ma
terials. She was dazzled by the display
of so many rich goods and elegant orna
ments, but she determined her judgment
should not be led astray, and accordingly
inquired for plain muslins. ,
"My cousin has thought best," said Em.
ma, addressing Miss Bellville, "to appear
in very simple sty'e this time."
Anna made a selection of a very pretty
muslin, and modestly enquired what she
thought the probable expense would be,
of a dress made fashionably and with sui
table trimmings from that pattern. A
scornful smile seated itself upon Miss Bel
ville's features as she replied somewhat
tartly, that she was not in the habit of es
timating her work before it was completed.
A severe frown from her cousin, made
Anna feel keenly that she had been guilty
of some impropriety, and she felt the
blood mount quickly to her cheeks. Miss
Bclville passed round to another counter
nd handed down several large boxes con
taining French flowers, blond lace, kid
gloves, sashes of all hues and descriptions,
and all the et cetera of fashionable folly.
"Will you please make your selection,
Miss Meldow, of trimmings," she said ad
Anna cast a mingled look of inquiry
and distress upon Emma, who quickly
stepped forward saying, "shall I assist you
cousin? See what a charming variety
Miss Belville has."
Anna had not moral courage enough to
desist, and her fingers wandored amid flow
ers and laces as if unconscious for what
purpose, till she was reminded of it by
Miss Belville asking her if there was noth
ing that would suit her. This aroused
her to herself and she made a selection of
such quantities aa Miss Belville suggested
she would want, taking care to make
choice of sueh as looked to be the cheap
est, for she dared not venture to ask the
"0, it will be a charming dress," said
Emma to her aa they left the store, "to
simple, yet so pretty."
"But I am afraid, Emma, it will cost
more than I ara ablo to give,"
"0 no, Miss Belville works cheap for
any body, so fashionable as she is, and I
am soro I would aa lief not have n new
dress if it could not bo mado fashionably.'
Emma having left her at the door, she
was left to her own reflections, and not
withstanding her over-weening desire to
appear in a fashionable dress, she could
not set her mind wholly to' rest about it.
She took out her puree and counted her
money, which had that day been paid. to
her. It was twenty dollars.- Certainly,
she said to herself, my dress eaunot cost
more than that. It was to be sent home
the day before the party, and Emma was
awaiting its arrival. It came at but, and
Anna trembled aa she opened the box.
0 magnificent, truly," exclaimed Em
ma, "wos there ever any thing so swectF
Anna gazed at it with evident satisfae
tion and held it up before ber. The gloves,
sash, and everything suitable to wear with
it, were snugly enclosed at the bottom,
and above them lay a slip of paper whiob
Anna doubted not was the bill. She snatch
ed it, but a deadly paleness overspread her
countenance instantly aa she opened it
Its amount waa forty dollars.
"Impossible 1" she eried, "it is too ex
orbitant," as she handed it to Emma
"But only consider how much elogant
French blonde, and bow many of these
finely finished Frensh flowers, and it re
ally is not dear." .
"But I have nothing to pay it with' ex
olaimed Anna, burstins into team. "What
shall I do, see at the bottom she says, "I
am obliged to request immediate payment
as I have a large arte due this Week which
I find it difficult to meet" Do yon sup
pose Emma, ahe would take the drees in
"0, Anna, you must not think of such
a thing, what mortification it would be to
Haven't you something you could
pawn at the old Jewa? Tee you have-
now I think of it, there is that old fash
ioned gold chain, you can certainly raise
nomething on that"
"0 no, my father gave me that when 1
wu but a child."
"But it will only be for a little while,"
replied Emma, "you can redeem it when
you have your next month's allowance. I
would' willingly help you, but I have spent
air my money."
"Is there no alternative? Would that
I had better consulted my mother's withes.
This afternoon if you will accompany me,
I will go and see the Jew."
Her only brother's miniature was at
tached to the chain, and that brother was
now dead. He bore a striking resemblance
to her mother, and it aeemed to hor, as
she took it from ita resting place, that it
was a reproving glance front her mother
which rested upon her. There were other
associations connected with it ; he was the
chosen friend of Wallis Weston, and the
thought of how thoroughly he would scorn
such a mean action, crossed her mind.
She took the chain just aa it was, vainly
hoping that by some unknown means she
mieht preserve both. Silently the cous
ins traraned their wav to the Jew s. No
place iu the world is more dreary than
pawnbrokers. The counsciousness that
misfortune or improvidence brings all its
patroniscrs, seems instinctively to pervade
every breast aa they enter. Anna held
the miniature close in her hand as she dis
played the chain and asked him what he
thought he could advance heron that. He
took it in his hand and the miniature he
laid upon the counter. He enquired how
much she would wish to raise ?
"Twcntv dollars." she said, "but I do
not wish to part with the miniature."
He told her it was a large sum to ad
vance on both, although he might possibly
do it, but on no consideration on one
"What harm will it be," interrupted
Emma, "it will be safe here, and no one
will ever know it, till you can redeem it."
Anna hesitated some moments, but see
inir no alternative, ahe consented. Her
walk home waa a sad one, aa were ner re
flAAtiona. after she arrived there. The
evening of the party arrived, and notwith
standing she heard herself acknowledged
the most beautiful girl who graced the
rooms, and received more welcome flattery
from Wallia Weston's eyes than from the
lips of all others present, yet she was forced
to acknowledge to herself that the evening
of the last party, which she spent at
home with her mother, was the happiest
of the two.
On the samo evening of the party, will
my reader allow me to introduce him to
an abode where he may learn a lesson that
year's acquaintance with the frivolities of
the world would fail to teach him. 'lis
tho abode of the Farwells to whom our
readers have before been introduced. The
roomie small but perfectly neat; nbed
in each' corner of it, and both apparently
occupied by the sick. A physician has
just entered and is examining one of the
"You1 are Id' a high' state of feter
ma'am to-day," he said, "it has increased
rapidly since I aaw you- last' and, turn
ing to the girl of twelve years, he said,
"you-must endeavor as far as possible to
keep her quiet. You seem young, lor
nurse, and yet your management would do
credit to one of greater experience.'
He then examined for a moment the
other patient before taking his leave
Three or four children of tender ages com
menced crying for bread which their sis
ter vainly endeavored to quell
"0, God," exclaimed th. sick woman,
'are my children to starve before my eyes
"Hush, mother' said the girl, stepping
to the bed, "God has never failed to take
eare of us, motherland let us not distrust
him now. To-mofrow, I' feel' confident
Miaa Anna will come.''
"God grant she may," returned the
wretched woman, "or my children must
starve." : v . i :
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VOLUME I. NUMBER 26.
"0, no, I have a loaf left, and then t
ahall get the pay for that shirt, and w
shall do souls t2ne yet Tbiar is not tlw
week for our rent and we ought io it
thankful for that.'
"If Mrs. Meldow was at home," repeat
ed the mother with great effort, "we
should not be left so long, but young folks
are thoughtlemr sometimes."
"0, mother,"' replied' the ehild, "I'tVa!
almost sure she is sick."
"I did not think of that," replied tbe
mother, "I was too hasty.'
A night of sgonby' was spent by all the
family. When Anna awoke the following"
morning, a sftfte of ntfg&cteddwty weigh
ed so heavily' upon her that she resolved to
visit the Farwells, notwithstanding her in
ability to help them. When' she list saw
them they were all in good health bet the
fsther, and bow the hand of sickness was
laid heavily upon the wife and mother.
As poor Anita viewed their suffering, she
thought her own situation almost u wrttUii
ed, and the feeling came home that her
conscience would never be quieted for the
evil abe had dune, till she had ia some
way, alleviated their own condition. 6m'
said to herself : If I could direct WaUis
Weston here, his heart and purse wcuM
be open to them. As she departed she
promised them assistance either' from her
self or another person; and rtqueited W
name might not be mentioned to whoever
might come. Accordingly, upon arriving
home, ahe penned a note, stating tht faml
y were worthy objecta of charity, and she
thought he Slight find gratification from
assisting them, air hia means Were artlple. ,
He hesitated not a moment in obeying Us
commands, and found pleasure id' having
new channels for his benevolence; and the
Farwells poured forth hearty thanks to
God for having sr-ut them a deliverer.'
mpatientiy did Anna Meldow await the
time when she should receive her next
month's charity money. Heavily the days
passed by, and when it came at last, tl
was one day later than usual But she
hurried directly to the Jew's, whettj to
her utter dismay, he bad sold hor pawn
about two hours before. She wu in per
fect agony. She was expecting her moth
er every day, and how abe could meet her
with such a load of guilt upon her eon
science, she knew uot. As she left the
pawnbroker's' she bent her steps to the
abode of tbe Fanrella, her only consola
tion noW being that she had' means to as
sist them. 8he laid hef haild' upon the
owly laWb.-end so deep was she in medi-
tation upon her own unhappy situation,
that she hardly knew where she was till'
ahe opened the door and met the gate of,
Waliia Weston. A blush, deep as though
fbdhd'in a'gullty action, suffused her face.
The fear that he would suspect her of
having penned the' note filled her breast.
Nor was' she wrong ; it came across his
mind like' n flash-of lightning) and it wae
evident from tho expression of his coun
tenance that it did not cause unpleasant'
sensations. After he had exohanged ci
vilities with her, and offered a chair, he
Withdrew. Anna enquired into tht otr-
oumstaneee of the family and found they
had' wanted' for nothing- since Wallis had
visited them.' When she ' left the house
she found him moving on very leisurely
only a feW rods from the door. He turn
ed rtrarid and gallantry offered to escort her
home. The conversation appeared to be
of great interest to both, but what waa its
subject we are unable to tell, unless we
might be allowed' to guess from Anna's
deepening blushes. Perhaps, however, if
we pass over a few weeks we may get some
insight, for we find busy preparations for'
wedding which was shortly after cele
brated in very simple style,-both bride and
bridegroom being the envy of all who wit-'
nessod it.- The bride, of the ladies, for
having secured so much weslth as well as
beauty; and the bridegroom, of the gen
tlemen, for having won for himself lady
rich ia nil female charms. Mrs. Meldow'
thanked God for having given her a- soa
ia whose religious' principles she oOtild
plaoe an wavering confidence.
Some fow weeks after their marriage,
Anna' found upon her table, one morning;,
a roll of azure satin, and on opening it, she
discovered the rich Bruft-elelaoe, and what.'
was denrer to her heart than all this, the
. concluded on rovttu raox.