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VCant thy bread upon the water ; frr.lhou
"liHfiud itfter intinyflnyH.V .
Many year inccr as a farmer of thc
"name or Somers wfis reluming iome late
''.one aulumn , evening, on horseback he
lear a faint wailing cry as if froiij an in
'fantj! If e was a liinj, ood man, and lii$
''heart' pitied the child who was left nji
"Veltereii at such an hour; bo he stopped
'ai)(l is:ened, bqt'lie' heard no sound fx
cepl the low wind sweeping by him, and
'it was too (lark to distinijuish objects at a
f. 1 1 1 1 , t ' . . . ' - ' . . .
flistance. He walked hishorse up and
down that part of the road from which
the cry had appeared to come, but it was
not repeated,' and he wis just turning
' homewards, when he thought he saw
'iBomething like a heap of white linen ly
frig cioe to the large iron gales of a paik
' lli'at opened on the rotd. The farmer's
heart sank, or '.lie. thought murder had
"teen done in thai lonely place, and for a
moment lie jiVsitatcd whether he should
not first obtain assistance before ho ad
vanced i but the faint cry he had heard
!;was again audiblej aud theri was'ho 'one
neat ijut an old 'deaf woman who kept
illiegate of the- p'ark ttnd her daughter,
ittbortWM but aehiUl; -II tied' bis home
.idithe iron Tailingj and knelt doVn by the
I wiite heap, 'which proved to be the body
vf. al feftialw, quite- stiff and cold, and on
-lief i bosom lay little- infant ih' -which
there was still life, though it was num'bed
iby jaic bleak wind which must -have
)lownover it for many hours ; and hgain
tit .moaned feebly as the farmer lifted it in
ihi(t riTs.. e- Ho; knocked; at' the door of
-Ibr park lodge, nml begged of the old wo
'jinon, toL, allow the boily Mrt 'be carriril' in
.lbUret-4)tV'b w terrified at the
Mltotight,-ithat he;was obliged & think o(
-aomei oiheri plan.' ; Having obtained a
ilierefot and dsstirfd 'himself that
jlh:fnale'was indeed de dd, he left; the
lio.dyi and rode honiei The hV? I thing he
idiJ o arriving. ras' to order two labnring
lraen.d' gound felch the corpse, ' Then
laliiig'! softly into the sleephig to'om
where, his wife sai, watching by the era
U of' their youngest'' child, u laid the
littlefoundling In' her lap, and told her
jwher'and htjw he, found il. 'Ahd Ood
will bless j oir for it,' exclaimed' the poor
wpmaii 'that Gott who tempers the wind
fq the sliorn lamb and she turned her
;) fit, :.i : .y. .r.. i .
tearful eyes to the cradle where her own
i- ? "'i' .-'. " ; -.
pet lamb was lying in a sweet quiet sleep.
AlT lltat night they watVlicd over ilie (at
life 'thus committed to their care. Many
'timeSj they thought jts sufferings .were
ove,r, and thal.il had joined its unhappy
mother m.-anoiher and belter world : but
U' i ,! )..:.. ,1 i .. . 1 ii ...
lips as if asking for nourishment, and,
after swallowing a- few, drop of warm
milk, opened its. large blue eye. and faint
ly smiled on the good woman who tend.
m, h. "i- ;
eu it. I armei Vomers himself wept with
joy on this occasion ; and' leaving, a little
f "1 "v?1 h' ,1'e, f;oceeded
withis wife to tb'foon) wlje;e the.btjdy
'i I i...
dim light of a single camlle, and a lantern
which stood. at .the corpse's head, the
eager expressfons of, fear, curiosity, hpr-
-niTiif U.iU. : b h!v " '; '. ' ' " '
totf tyfin ihe countenance of the
iVsiunuets and lo iiorttrast these eviden-
bW-ii-i, Vir.il 'ioN .k i, I 'J " " '
ce ot the human passion, with the eler
"al 9 1 5VA '"P "cn" woman's (ace, and
the stiuV unnatural repose of her form.
.Tn'erff 'WaV ilo,!mart if violence onThe
baa'but mi' to wVsteaUd'ihi'nys'io
Idok'slmosfliKe i sVelei,;' 'lv''",
corpse, and t cut off lock''6f the 'long
gMJeMairl' wliffit was 'all of beiuty'that
wJ j1'jjijj1;'I' ktL" ::.v mi U-.'.Vr '..
uvj icuiaiiicu. t iiiv, miu wci iiiiciiib
oT'-Ihe'efinj'd iptiBro' fn'ich was 'found.
ttVan' VA1rAf ' ii'a aanloA 11 r lilt .
Xii iitilil orjifurl sliouli be olJ enough ,u
value thtfittV ' 'An after tlfial' tbe, 'coldjip
aljeTMosed eyej, tliose .amtle,, and.
fei gldenpd many
- Ifi'JM? ,MdJ.cnPndeel!ti!,heWyi
earth ipjitlJl aTewi yeawthe'-circum
lcdiln: ouni;il, gcbiitcti lo Sanmcan
stance which placed the Orphan Mary an
inmate in Farmer Soiners house;' was al
most 'forgotten f noras tlie history, of
the poor womaneyr known, nor' any' in
quiry made about lifer', after all had been
made' publid in the newspapers of the
day. ' ' r'.
" The little child ilius rescued from de-.
siruction, was brought up with Farmer
Somers's own daughter, and the, 'same'
care and tenderncss was shown' to bi'th ;
but' both did not 'thrive equally. The
sparkling beauty and .mental jjuiekness of
Gipsey' Jessie',' as she was called in the
village, formed a striking contrast with
'the 'paleness of Mary's delicate features,
and her slow progress in what' Jessie
called 'learning.' JBut Jessie's two broth
ers loved meek Mary as well, if not "bet
ter than' their true sister; and Jessie her-
self poured out all the warmth of her nf
ferttonate. heart in behalf of hercompan
ion, nor was she conscious of rtny super
iority, except that p'f being two years
Mary's senior. Children are, slow to
fut-r their own inferiority, unless it is
forced on their minds by those around
lliein. The orphan knew that Jessie was
the pretiiest and the cleverest, just as she
knew that the hair of the latter was dark-el-,
and her limbs stronger to bear fatigue,
than her own; but the knowledge gave
no pain ; and, secure in the affection of
till around her, she enjoyed a quiet hap
piness, till accident caused her to institute
a comparison In tier own mind, between
lier merits, and ihose'of her more spright
She was sitting at the door of the farm
house one sultry day in August, watching
Jessie and her .brothers, who were help
ing the reapers at some distance. -The
orphan had exerted herself to. the utmost
that, jday-reveii. beyond , her strength;
and had stolen home to the threshold ,of
the houe ,to rtst a little; while,...' Farmer
jSpmprs had returned a few .rrunutes be
fore, and speaking to his wife within doors,
so tluif Mary scarrely. heard. their cunver
saiioiii.till , the sound of herown. name
awoke jher ntteniion;..-t'.Y, Mary,'as
there, jtoo, poor filling,', said tie. fatncr,
in answer to. his. jtvifu'ai question, 'doing
her best, and that was but Utile.' ... '
. 'She, always does her best,'. said Mrs.!
Somers quietly.,: v. i .. ,' .-.
' Yes,, yes, L know the girl does all she
can,,but thercVno more sirenih . ju. her
than, a bit of wash leather you should
have seen Jessie, the little sturdy gipsey,
she did as much as a grown woman ; and
with such, a merry smile on her sunburnt
fac-e, God , bless her, .as djd one,',, beatt
good to look. at. .;The other will, peyer
be. any thing but a burden upon us ijll her
. 'Oh. don't say so, Kicliawj ; H was she
jyho, put fhe .citler, readyrlor you Jlat
yiju've, just, been dxinking j she's a, deaf
more tlioughiful than. Jessie,, and. pretty
ejimigh. top,. if beauty goes to any thipg.
Ppn't speak as if you .repented the great
chauty Go has put it in.' your power., to
dPf'i'i i.-lil ";;-''. ':.-. ':' U':l'r
I don't, repent it,', sid the farmer ye
heinenily 'J, never, see. Jier.enjoyiiig i
summer' day-vit(i tjje boys . and , Jessie,
or warming her ilda. 'shivering, ,handJ at
our (hearilf in, winter, without thanking
Heaven for, .having made me the means
of saving Jier lifo.), Jlut tbat's no reason
I should, think of .her as of my own girj;
and I iill feH,y9Utthflt, sUe. wiH, pevec be
fjufor fpyi.th,ing . never, .,.
: Mary, jteard no pjore, Shorosefrom
th( acej where,, Sjhehad , ,bc?n eitlfngt
and v aj k.eJ y prj slowly.to.ajlitile batik
which overlooked the ..field i they -were
reaping; and there she sat down and sob
bed bitterly."' .She 'w'as'totbett by T peal
of merry1' laughter ' from '"the'field j Ind
presently Jessie ' artil hef ' brother 'came"
bounding towafdd hef. ! 'The little orphan'
dried tiVr ears' atidT'VntcltcuT theiri 'till
they reached the "nrik fence whicli foim
ed the 'boundary of the cornfield; Thti
eldest of the boys cleared il, their the
neat; and lastly Jessie threw over-her
little sheaf of gleaned ears' for the! II ar
vest Ilwhel'i'tiid jumped' aorogs it si
lightly and fearlessly 'as her brothers.1 '
I AK !' eighed.' poo'rt- Mary "I- ccuilJu
doithat f -I Uys go vound to ths little
gaiej l And iho' looked wistfully visip in
Jeisia's face, Is nhi'tflnt oyef htf, nd
jested her for her laziness, with a painful
impression of the beauty of that counte
nance which her father had blessed for
its brightness.' Aiid .very bright and
lovely jt was at this moment, glowing
with exercise and irrepressible merriment;
but a shadow, fell on her brow, when she
saw the sadnesrs of her 'companion, and
she earnestly, inquired the cause of her
weeping - -' ' " ' ' ' " ' .
' 'Because .because.' said the little girl,
again bursting into tears; 'your-father,
says I shall never be any thing but a bur-1
deri tobim all my life long. "The chil
dren looked at each oilier with dismay. .
c 'Did my fuller say that to you, Mary ?'
said one of life bo s, while a deep (lush
crossed Jus handsome face.
Oh no .no ; ho did not know that 1
was .within hearing he said it to to
in jour mother ; and thai I. had no
strength' in me, like. Jessie ; and thai I
never should be fit fur anything"; and that
When I had done my best if was butliitle
I thiU thought t had dune such a good
day's work !'
'And so' you have, Mary and so you
have' 'and you'll, be stronger next, slim
mer Jessie's older than yon' '.what
does il signify how little you d4 when
we're all willing and happy to help you,
every day and all day - long' eagerly
burst from the lips of her youthful comforters.-'
And Mary teas comforted in' a
degree j but it was long before her spirits
recovered - thu ' liiito ' t'lasliciiy the bad
formerly possessed, and she shrunk from
(he eye of Farmer Somers with nervous
timidity, whenever she happened to be
engaged at her tasks in his presence, ,.
' Meanwhile, both girls grew up, and
both had their admirers among the young
farmers of the ' neighborhood ; but Of
these Jessie had many more than the or
phan Mary, and cared infinitely more for
their homage. Indeed, it must be con
fessed that' the .faults of ; Jessie's charac
ter developed- themselves ?s visibly a the
beauty of her. person. She ; was , vain,
puKsionaje and .a -coquette ;. but the was
also warm hearted, gP.nerous; and indiis
trious ;. .and even lier I'aillts were derirto
those willv.whOin she lived. . To her fath
er, especially, she", was an Idol-r-a- thing
. i V "top bright and good.' .. .. .
Fur Tin 'uaii ualuru'i daily f(iod ;"
- - -! . .--
and. Mary was insignificant, in comparison.
The very manner of Jessie had a charm
in it which, was wanting in, Mary's. The
sidelong glance of those dark downcast
eyes, which seemed, jaughing at you be
neath their lashes when you attenij.ied
seriously ,lo ,tdk with her; the sudden
flash of joy which flione in thetp at times
when they;, were turned Jull upon you,
wblch glowed over her wholecoiintenance,
and parted her full lips, on her,even teeth;
her low laugh ; her cordial welcome ; her
sweet, voice ; even the , look of .mischief
that Jgrked., occasjonnlly, jn her eye and
the corners of Jier. mouth, and which ev
er, teni pled you, to propose some- innocent
frolic, hud a cliaxni of which .she hersdf
was but ; half aware. , ,Ypu .listened to
Mary wilhout, emotion j.you, heard Jier
slow stealing step approach and scarcely
cared whelhersl'e paused or. passed ..you;
yoM.met the, gaze of her quiet blue, eyes,
and , thought .how good and .gentle, she
seeded ; but ere the day ended, hor im
age faded Xroin jour mind,, and left that
of , Jessie to haunt your dreams, and make
y,ouvsnii!o .even over :,the memory of iici
smiles, i.u ypor, wakjngjiouis. ,-t , , .
y,It pleased Piovidcncc, however, to re
verse the situation of .the young compan
ions, :'and to hi'ako Mary'' ihe oiily stay
aiicf ' Cottiforl of 'her 'protectors. ' Fa'rme?
SomeVs' affilirs became less jirosper'oivs,'
his 'tirop falli'd ; 'tlii'erf Bad seas'ohs 'lri
sWriesfiiiii "d"estroj4d!ill Sope ' 6f bfemg
able'to cOdliiiiie thingVon llie s'auie scale'
as before1; ' and (Ine "e veiling m Octdber,
Wliem the' wVole tamily were coilecle'd tb
gelhei "he1 jtmipt!' broke 'silenise 'with
the; wdnls 'Children; We : fan 'iio longer"
it 'round'' 'tlie,''taihe 1 heartli at night. 'hor
meet at our morning meal, rrgularly as
the 'sun fises,' Bomb of you must s earn
yojnr' bread ilvajr front me I have ho'
longer the tneans' to iipportyou' all ;-,
and the last words "were spoken With 'a'
forced 1 -irmness- which laid more ' thau
teatsV'- No' ahsrter was made j liis' Ions
and the girls looked at each 'Clnei' and
Mrs.. Somers turned pale and kept her
eyes fixed steadily on. lie floor ; but the j
farmer gazed on Jessie prid on her only,
as if she was all ho had to lose; and
when he spoke again, his voice was bro
ken and unequal' iOne"of the boys
you, Richard, can remain to help on the
farm, and James work with iarmer Vhi"te,'
who has Jaken pai.t of the iaiid off my
hands j Mary and Jessie (and here his
eye wandered from his .daughter ..to his
wife) mffst go out to service; God's will
be done !' and the farmer bowed his head
reverently. Jessie flung herself into her
' mother's arms,1 arid wept bitterly ; while
ihe orphan stole to her adopted father's
side,' and' murmured, 'Must Jessie go ?"
'Yes; clilld, yes, slie'musi ; anit so must
ypu'all, all but one V your mother will
do all a, woman can do in' the farm, as she
did for me. w hen . we, ,began, life, ant 1
brought her to this very, house,., a ybuug
thing like. Jessie.. For -you, my gentle,
patient girl, (and he wrung the hand lie
held) I have litile fear ; tut for hiy poor
Jessie ah ! Jess,' continued he ' as he
folded his favorite child in his arms, ''you
must tame that wild spirit, and leant to
obey strangers,' for your father's sake,
who never said a harsh word to you, pr
frowned even on your follies,' . . .
It was soon settled that Jessie should
be dairy maid at the Park, and Mary be-,
came the attendant ol.Mis. Benson, the
clergyman's wife, who was latterly grown
very HntTrm nnA wasTrtltfcttd-wklV a dimr
ness of sight which it was feared ' would
end in. total blindness.' James went to
farmer While's ihe day after that event
ful conversation ; and that day week. was
fixed for the departure of the' sisters to
theic.tjifferent services. A bright even
ing sun gleamed on. tho faded and yellow
foliage of the trees round the farm house,
while they slood lingering in their own
room; and gazed round as if to seek an
excuse for still remaining, : after every
'prejparatiort'had'been made. Ah 1 ''saiil
Jessie,' ' as', her .' eyes fell on the neat tilde
bed tliry 'had 'sfiareif togeithe.r,",I sljall not
hear )jjipijl.frtpi .yui'r .sw.ect yipe.io
night !' , ,riie hho ribband Mary' was .tj
jing.r.qund, liejr;jterjsji.at) droppedfrm
her hand ; aiitl.i.rv art instprt the, weeding
girls.; were lucked in each other's arms. .
: .Their roads .lay iiv the same direction
lis fur as the Pork; and then Mary had
about a mile further to walk. The litile
party set out accordingly together ;: Farm-.
er Somers and Jessie' foremost, and his
wife and Miiry following. '.'
Mrs. Somers talked affectionately and
encouragingly to the Orpjian, But her eye
was wistfully fixed' on ihe group before
and as they neared the park gale, and she
saw her beloved child evidently., sobbing
violently, while her father fondly- passed
his arm round her waist, to support her,
sho hastily pressed the hand of her. young
companion, and passed on' to share, the
task of soothing the agitated girl. They
passed through the" patk gate which form
ed the boundary where lliey were to Dart
witli; Mary ; and she paused as if in ex
pectation that lliey would turn round and
bid'hpr good bye; but they passed on
and on till their forms, .lessened in J,lie
distancot and. grew dim and, indistinct .to
her fearful: eyes, . As she turned away to
proceed, ou lier solitary pa.lhv l the name
feeling of bitterness stole over her heart
aS had first snlote' il 'the evening of that
taeniorabltr harvest home- where she wa
ytl ' a. cliild'the same11 vague ycarnitig fof
ihe s wdet aiid'niiiurai les o f parent, broth
er, and sister : ihe same sense of deser
tion whjcli eyen her own reason ( told hqr
propee4edI frpm an-iuaijoquate cause , Il
was jtl t,a;.6he l4iol4;Ao;fagaiii) jBce,
tlietu ;Llhfl iluee short pliles-iwhich sopar
tud ihcm,1 winrcely warranted, portiaps, a
formal -farewell ; but it was uhe ' feeling
that she'Wasnot one of them ;' ihat-in
moment of mutirU sorrow,' ' these;' even
'thsse jthe' nearest' and, (dearest' friends' 'of
her .'jliiey had .'forgotten her-tlie feeling,
(and Jet pone' deny. its overwhelming bit;
terpess till they have, felt its powprjj that
in tlp wide'' world she. was a .Jirqbjti
to no. huniiiiiJieart l ., .; 'i i,,r),
, ! : f CONCLUDED- KBIT- WEEK.J .i'f,;:j:.-,
Never think the worse of another on
account of hiii3iffenftg Trorii fdu in'oliu
inil nr ,l!ofn'rt nHirtionS.' ' - !'' "J,- ''l
NOV. - 21. "1855.
The Man that kissed three girls. -
A young man who boardedat a house
in the country, where were several coy
damsels' who seemed to imagine that men
are terrible creatures whom it was an un
pardonable sin to look at, was one after
noon accosted by an acquaintance, and
asked what he thought of the young la
dies with whom he boarded ? He repli
ed that they were very shy and reserve d.
,'So they aie,' returned tho oilier, 'and
so much so, that no gentk'innn could get
near enough to tell the color, of their
eyes.'.' .;,.' '.'
That may be,' said thu boarder quick
ly, 'kit 1 .will ttake a million -that I can
ki."S them all three without any. trouble.'
tThat yo cannot do,' cried his friend,
'it is an achievement' which neither you
nor any other man dan accomplish."
The other was positive; and invited
his friend to the housn to witness his tri
umph. ,'lV'X enter't' the. '.room togeth
er, .and the .thiee girls, were all at home
sitting betide their mother, and lliey all
looked as prim and demure as John Hog
ets at the stake.; ;..-;.'
Our hero resumed a very grave aspect,
even to dejection, and having looked wist
fully at the cloc k, breathed a sigh as deep
as Algebra, and as long as a female dia
logue iit a street door. His singular de
portment how attracted the attention of
the girls, who.cast their slow opening
eyes, ppward to his countenance.. Per
ceiving the impression;, ho had made, ;be
turned to his companion and said in a
doleful voice;': i : -
. it was three minucs of the time !' 1
'Do you speak of dinner V said the old
ladyy laying ilown her sewing work. '
Dinner!'' said he, with a bewildered
aspect, and pointing, its if unconsciously,
With curled forefinger at the clock. '"
.' A. silence ensued, during which the
female part of ihe household glared at the
young man with irrepressible curiosity.
. 'You will see me decently interred,' he
saitlf- turning away to his friuud.
i. His friend was as much puzzled as any
body present, and his embarrassment ad
ded to the intended affect ; but the old la
dy being no longer able to contain, her-,
self,' cfied ' -'
"Mr. C pray what do yo spcali
of?, ' ' ; . ' '
Nothing,' answered he in a lugubrU
ous tone, 'biit that'last night a spirit ap
peared nnto me !' (Here the girls arose
to their feet and drew near.) And the
spirit gave me warning that I should die
exactly at twelve o'clock to-day, and now
it wants but half aminute of the time!'
: The girls turned pafe, and their hidden
sympathies were at once awakened for
the doomed and departing one. They
stood chain cd to the spot, looking alter
nately Ut the clock, and the unfortunate
yoqth ; he. then walked up to the eldest
of the girls, and taking her by the. hand,
bade her a solemn farewell. He also im
printed' a kiss1 upon her trembling lips,
which she did not attempt to resist.' lie
then bade the second and third farewell
in ihe same tender and affectionate man
ner His i object was achieved, and that
moment the clock struck .twelve. '. Here
upon, he , looked around, surprised, and
ejuculated.'ic cWJio would iiave. ,believed
rhat.au apparition would tell such a lie X
It Was probably the ghost of Annanias or
Sapphira.' , -i -i. - . ,. -v , ,,
.ltt.wns sometime before the sober, maid
ens understood the joke, and when they
did, they evinced no resentment J
Qod Sees Me.! .
' Persons inclined to the tin of stealing,
are sausneo u nicy can oiny oe certain
they - shall not be discovered; " I olice
heard it relnied, that a. man wno was in
the, habivof. going to'.a neighbor's corn'
(juid to steal ihe. ears, one, day took with
him his' son, a boy of eight j;?.ars of age.
TireTalher told him to hold the bag while
he looked if any ortewas near to-tee
him.-: After standing on the fence and
peeping through all the com rows, he re
turned to take the bag from the child, and
beg:an 'liis guilty' work "'Father said
the1 boy, 'you forgot to look 'somewhere
else.' i The -man dropped the bag in af
frijht, and said, 'which way, child V sup
posing, hej had seen some one. ...' You for
got lo look tip to the sky, to see if God
was noticing you.' The father felt this
reproof of the chiltTso much, that he left
the corn, returned home, and never attain
veniureo iu sieai , roiucioenng me iruin
his child-taught him, that the eye of Odd
always leholdjr vsiiifttrWor, ' 'y"
DEATH Or THE YEAE.
Aifsox G. Chester," the 'gifted editor
of the Buffalo Express, preaches the fol
lowing beautiful aud touching sermon' on
this autumn lime , . .
.There are single words which contain"
more emphasis, more meaning, than can
be found in many a volume. Say simply
'Heaven' to the follower of the cross,
and his soul is suddenly filled with celes
tial rapture.' Say ,home''t.Hhe exilc'and
you have recited tho tendrest poem that
could be constructed. "Sayv 'Mother' " to
the obdurate criminal and his heart will
melt like lead within a furnace.' Say
Auiumn, to the poet, and his lancy is al
once uncurbed the springs of his pathos
are unsealed and ihe harp of his passion
is swept by fingers that never sweep those
cords in Vain. - !...-. ; t
Nature dies annually. Habit has ren
dered us indifferent to the circuhistance,
else it would tuove and profit lis. We
witness the process ' and progress of ihe
disease that conquers her at last seethe
burning Summer fever that follows the
sweet and healthful Spring of her evid
ence ; observe the Autumn hectic that
flushes her check, and the afier pallor that
settles there; watch her dying throes,
her death ; and finally see her sweet clay,
clad in the lily shroud of W inter, and her
surpassing beauties committed to the
tomb; and all (his without a pang, per
haps wtiliouta th'oughu Oh! men are
strangely hard-hearted. Few they are
who will Jeave their business, their pleas
ures even for an hour, to altond the mourn
ful funeral of Nature and to enrich them
selves with the grave suggestions of the
hour'.- " - ' ' - - ' 1 '
Again the lime of her death comes on.
Strength has "departed from her limbs
her sinews are enfeebled her veins are
fast drying tip Slower and yet slower
pace the throbbings of, her great, heartr
feeblcr and yet more feeble are the lipk
ings of her hidden pulse paler and more
I palo groMS her gentle -cheek dimmer
and more dim waxes the light of her elo
quent eye. Who watches the invidid os
she passes away ? "Who, loves her so
well that he will uot suffer her .to die
alone!; r, , - ... ;.
Tho days of the violet have gone ; the
days of the heat-when the earth approach
es neatest to the furnace of the sun, and
warms herself thereat Until huge beads'
of sweat glitter uponjier forehead have
pasted away ; the harvest is gathered ;
the bounties of (he year are garnered up.
She who dies has bequeathed rich lega
cies to the world, which it will .enjoy
when she is not..' Strange, that in tho en
joyment of the legacy, we should .basely
forget the source from whence it came.
But we do. '. -
'' Let the brown leaves fall. Let the
herbage shiver and wither. Let the shrill
wiuds. whistle over the dead plain and
-through the naked branches. -: We- are
filled with good, and care not for the gen--eral
desolation by which we are surrounded.-
We live tho' nature dies'. ;
"' And yet, there are eyes which are blin
ded by scalding tears as they see the clo
sing hoju'r draw "nigh. Fprwlien she,
whuse end is at hand, sunk to restjbeiore,
she sunk p9t alone, but (took wilh her
those who were precious as life . pr, Heav
en. And their grief returns lothern now
like an" evcuing foe who having .been
once foiled and - having -gathered, new
strength for the contest," coiries to 'crush
us with his" power. Xet the dry leaves
fall. They shall be sprinkled and mois
tened by ihe , tears, bf unnumbered weep
. - y " . . t
er, ,t.H'!.!--'. : i K-
The .death-of-the year!- ' It is a time
for - solemn' reflections, for'subdued fan
ciesPfor ho!y.reolutions. It is a lime, to
be treasured, hot wasted. There if poe
try in the air when Nature breaths .her
last there, is . admonition in the scene
when her bosorrr ceases frorrnts throbbings
-j-bete.is joy in her going, Ibrwekhow
that she will return again..' 1 : ... t .
: The hour offers thee jewels. See that
thou dost place them in setting that is
seemly, and dost wear them proudly.
Else wilt thin lost' treasure such is an
gel's covet1. "J
. ' ' Ml I' 'I ' I ,
- CJThere are thirteen' daily fapofs" pub
lished lit San FrinciscdCllifornis:"
. .TWO LAWS FOBTHE LADjESt
We find the folio winff verr excellent
suggestion in an Exchange, ani 'traiigybe
them to our columns, for the benefit of
both ladies "and gentlemeu the. .foiflier
particularly. Doubtless hundredslho
read, them,-will have had more., orgies
experience' in that way. And HnHhis
connection we would eay that a.,. oetier
observance of the roles jreterred to wShld
prevent s great degree of annoyauce Mind
hard feeling, to many persons of Jiolhjeex-
'Before t-ou bow to a lady in the street,
permit her to decide whether yoo may
do so or not, by at least a look of tccoe
niiion. .... , ,.. . ; t'-rt--m ti
" Nothing is to ill nnderstood Attier-.
ica, as those conventional laws of society,
so well understood aiid practicedJju
rope. LadWs complain that- gemlerrfen
pass them in the sireets'uiinot.iccdwl'cn
in fact, ihe fault arises from "iheiFwrt
breach of politeness. It is their duty), to
do the amiable fiist, for it is a priveTege
they enjoy of choosing their own associ
ates or acquaintances. ""'
No gentleman likes'lo risk thec.tjv!
of being cut in the streets' by viTady
through a prcmatuie salute. -Too many
ladies, it wbuld seem, 'don't kitow'.iheir
.... '. ....... - o;.-t
Hade' of politeness. i.vft3
Meeting ladies in the street, whomne
has casually met inj company, thev Sel
dom bow unless he bows firsthand wtn
a i genileraan never departs from : the !iule
of good'breeding,exccpt occasioiiaHjfrty
way of experiment, his acquaintance do
not multiply ,but he stands, probably char
ged with rudeness. ? ; ,. . ! r0 !.
- The rule is plain." A lady 'TBiist"
civilto'geritlemanin , whose ".company
she is casually brought ; but a'geude'man
is not'upbn this to presume upou acquain
tauceship the first time he afterwards
meets her iu the street. - If il be her will,
she gives some token nfjrecognition, when
the gentleman may bow; otherwise, tin
.must 'pass on and consider hiriiself a Aran-
" Nd lady need hesitate to bow,' to a gen
tlemaii", for he will proiiipilyahd poHle
iy' answer, even if he" has forgoHeniua
fair saluier. None but .abrute, cjftido
otherwise. Should her pass -.on-;uj,ely ,
his character is declared, -and ' there-f a
cheap riddance. Politeness, Viot good
breeding, is like law, 'the reason of things.
. TO SAVE. A. SOUL.;id ,v
: -Npthing more excellent or desirable
(coyetable) thaii to rescue a soul . from
death eternal : he does this who "brings
back, his erring brother to the wy oflifs.
Wherefote this noble work is 'not tytm
neglected. "We see how muoh onrLord
Regards giving bread to the hungry 'a.nd
drink to the thirsty ; but much more prec
ious Is salvation of the soul, than, ho .life .
of the body4. 3.Thereforoj Jet ps, take ucae '
lest , souls redeemed. by. Chrittahould, perish-
by our -sloth ; whoso- salvitipa !God
does in 'a sense put- in bur . hand rnot that
we ' can 'ofvourselres convey :ialva"tioa,
but that God by our minis'tfatidh'delivets '
and preserves what otherwise1 seems neir
lo aestructronCWT3 ''' '
To save a, sobt froqp death , what
m?gh'y 'idea !' 'Which of' its has siiy thing :
like an adeq,uatp impijesson of jtlT.To
save, a., fellow creature from.drownjng.is
justly, viewed as very delightful -.oct.'jof
philanthropy; -f hrf sound of thai word,
he is outof danger 0 how sweet to-the
ears of the by slanders ! much1 tnorf to", -(
father or" brother.' of "the' saved ! - Vet
what is this, after all, compared wlih the
saving of a precious ','a'nd Immortal soul
from tyerlasting. perdition 1 ' r what
word ol love can equal that of our blessed.
Redeemer, who for our . live laid down
bis Own I. and what, shall be said of those
who,, instead, of saving souls, !aro -. ruin
in? them, bv their nnrraciod not to say
positively and riotorloiiiilwickedcoursesf
.'iCT.'! really, cannot sing, belief teej
Sir.'. was 'lha reply of a' young lady , to
the repeated requests of an empty fof.
'I am rather inclined to believe, lafi-ij
(rejoined he, with a smirk,) that you 'ate
fishing for-compuuieuio.' . C2; i
claime4jhlgdy, ' never Csh in ijch ;4
shallow stream . .w