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BT DAVID BATES.
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood.
With its esreless, thoughtless air.
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.
For it apringeth all around us .
Glad to know and quick to learn;
Asking questions thst confound us;
Teaching lessons in its turn.
Who loves not its joyous revel,
Lesping lightly on the lawn,
Up the knoll, along the level,
Free and graceful as a fawn!
Let it revel: H is nature
Giving po the little dears,
Strength of limb, and healthful features,
For the toil ol coming years. '
He that checks a child with terror,
Slope its play and stills its song, '
Not alone commits an error,
But a great and moral wrong.
Give it pier, and never fear it
Active life is no defect.
Never, never break its spirit
Curb jt only to direct. "
Would you dam the flowing river,
Thinking it will cease to flow,
Onward it most jo forever '
Better teach it where to go.
Childhood is a fountain swelling,
Trace its channel in the sand.
And its currents, spreading, swelling,
Will revive the withering land.
Childhood is the vernal season; -Trim
and train the tender shoot,
Love is to the coming reason
As the blossom to the fruit.
Tender twigs are bent and folded
Art to nature beauty lends;
Childhood easily is moulded;
Manhood breaks, but seldom bends.
. THE OATH.
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.
. From the Boston Weekly Maseum.
Arthur Raymond, ayouno- man about twen
ty-five years of age, came suddenly into the
possession of an immense fortune, by the death
of his father.
Arthur decided upon spending the time of
mourning upon his estatate in Brittany, where,
as the son of one of the oldest and richest
families of the place, he soon became a perfeqt
lion, and induljrad with impunity all his whims
He went hunting upon his neighbor's do
mains, nod the game keepers closed their
eyes; he courted and tantalized the young
and pretty country lasses, and as he was hand
some, agreeable, and rich; they never thought
of complaining, and the good natured mother
had too much regard for has income to enter
tain the slightest fears.
Arthur Raymond however soon became tir
ed of the innocent pleasures of a country vil
lage and began to look abroad for new diver
sions. . .
At first he was seen wandering in all direc
tions; but soon he was observed to follow dai
ly, the road which led to a neighboring village
some two miles distant. , His visits continued,
for about, three months, and then be suddenly
took a lancy to remain at nome, ana to live
by himself, merely strolling about his park and
receiving no one. , . .. ,,, .. . - v.- . .. . ....
One morning, however, a man of respecta
ble appearance, about forty years of age, pre
sented himself at the gate of the chateau, and
desired to be introduced to Mr. Raymond.
'Mr. Raymond does not see company to-dnv.
replied the servant.
'Go tell your master that Mr. Jerome wish
es to see him,' insisted the stranger.
I he servant obeyed, and soon returned,
saying that his master did not know any Mr.
Jerome, and that he would not receive him.
Mr. Jerome cooly pushed aside the rervant,.
and entered. He crossed the green lawn in
front of the honse, and soon found himself in
a magnificent park, and in one of the avenues
be perceived Mr. Raymond, walking in a mel
tie advanced towards the young man, who,
as soon as he perceived the intrusion of the
stranger, hastened towards him, and address
ed him in an angry tone.
'Sir,' said Arthur, as soon as his voice could
be heard by the stranger, 'I find it exceeding
ly strange, that you should intrude yourself
upon me, against my wishes. To whom have
I the honor of speaking, sir?
'I have sent you my name,' quietly answer
ed the stranger.
'But I know not your name, sir, and there
fore' - -
'When you have heard my reasons, sir, you
will acknowledge that I had a right to intrude
myself in your presence. . Besides, I come on
business, of more importance to you than my
self, since it refers to your honor.'
'My honor. What do you mean?'
'I mean just what I say. My errand con
cerns your honor.'
Mr. Jerome, as we said before, was a man
about forty years old ; bis appearance prepos
sessing and dignified; his countenance at once
serious and modest, inspired respect; and al
though Arthur Raymond had . a most violent
temper, he could not help casting down his
eyes before the coldness of the stranger, as be
'Explain yourself, sir.'
'As it would not be right,' continued Mr.
Jerome, 'that you should be entirely ignorant
of my standing and character, 1 will brst teil
yon, sir, that by birth I am, at least equal to
you, and that my principles are better than
Arthur Raymond drew back one step, cast
ing a contemptuous look upon Mr. Jerome.
'We will not mind our birth, however,' said
Mr. Jerome. "That's wholly beyond our con
trol, and no one can boast of it ; as to the rest
sir, I have been so fortunate as to serve my
country, and this honorable calling I still rjur-
sue. I do not believe that you can say as
mucii tor yourself, x ou are young, it is true;
but you have not begun life yet; you live iu
'This is sufficient sir,' interrupted Raymond
haughtily. lo the point, 1 pray vou.'
'Willingly; some three months ago, sir, you
appeared for the first time, in the village of
C , about two miles distant Madame
Duport, the widow of an officer, who died on
the battle-field, in 1812, resides in that village.
Madame Duport has three children.two daugh
ters, the elder of whom is eighteen, and one
son ten years old. But you must know all
mis oeuer man i do.'
'Yes, sir,' replied Raymond, who had be
'XOo know, also, continued Mr. Jerome,
that Madame duport has a foitune, which al
though not large, is of some consequence in
the country, and that without speaking of the
father's fame, the mother and her daughters
are renowned for their piety and virtue. Fi
nally, you must be aware, that besides their
virtues and accomplishments, the young girls
can boast of uncommon beauty, the elder es
pecially, (Miss Eugenie,) whose mind and rare
qualities can find but few to equal them. You
introduced yourself into Madame Duport's
family, and you were received with the distinc
tion due to your name and standing. Your
visits became more frequent, and you appear
ed to have formed an attachment for Miss Eu
genie. Soon you called every day, and just at the
time when Madame Duport had a right to ex
pect an explanation, and an offer, (for such as
siduities on the part of a young man, must al
ways have a motive, and when they have none,
they compromise the honor of family,) just
at that moment, I say, you suddenly disap
pear, and are not heard of, till'
And Madame Duport bas sent you to ask
some explanations, I suppose ?'
'Madame Duport?' exclaimed Jerome, with
an air of perfect astonishment 'I do not ev
eu know her by sight, and never have entered
'You are neither a relation nor a friend of
the family ?'
'None at all, sir.'
Then, what are you meddling with ?
'What am I ' meddling with ?' replied Mr.
Jerome, in the quietest manner; 'why, with
that which is honorable, which is just; in a
word with your honor.'
'It is very kind of you indeed,' ironically re
'Not in the least I have taken an interest
in you; and it seems to me, that in order to
act as an honorable man, you must marry Miss
Eugenie,' and Mr. Jerome emphasized the
,Ab! indeed; I must'
'Yes, sir, it seems to me entirely neces
sary.' 'And if I did not think that it was neces
sary?' But you cannot think so, sir. You under
stand the matter as well as I do; you know
the protestations of love you have made ; you
know the value of your vows and your promis
es; you know all the love which Miss Eugenie
has for you, and'
'Then, it is' Miss Eugenie who has sentyou ?'
'She; Miss Eugenie! I swear to you that
she does not know roe,' replied Jerome.
Mr. Jerome then pictured to Arthur Ray
mond, in the most vivid colors, how honorable
and advantageous this marriage would be to
him - tie entered into such minute details,
and related such intimate circumstances, that
he quite-astonished his hearer. . .
'You have" pledged your word,' he contin
ued: 'you have taken advantage of the inex
perience of the.young girl, to seduce her affec
tions, and you have-- thus placed yourself in
such a situation, that you cannot now withdraw-
without dishonor! You are well aware
of it yourself ; and this retreat to which you
have condemned yourself and where your
bad inclinations struggle against your good
qualities, is the best proof of it 1 ara there
fore rejoiced to believe sir, tbat your will at once,
repair to Madame Duport, and ask her daugh
ter s hand in marriage." .
No, sir, noI will not" replied Arthur in
a resolute manner,:,
What has been your life, so far ' continued
Jerome. Abusing of your youth, of your nat
ural advantages, and of your wealth ; you have
deceived innocent girls, obtained what you
call a thousand conquests, done much harm
and little good. ' Would to Heaven, that some
one like me should haave stopped you in the
midst of your wicked career, and obliged you
to marry your first victim.'
'Yes, marry. There are wrongs for which
nothing less can atone.'
Raymond, all abashed at the unexpected
words of Mr. Jerome, tried but in rain, to
struggle against the firmness of his antagonist
He endeavored, at the same time, to account
for the motives which could have led this man
to meddle with an affair,' which appeared to
have been no interest to him; but there was
such calm dignity on Mr. Jerome's counten
ance, that his interference could be attributed
to no bad motives or passion, nor even to per
sonal interest He' seemed instigated merely
by the desire of preventing a wicked action,
and to see an honest one accomplished.
'Then, sir,' said he to Arthur, 'you refuse
to marry Miss Eugenie Duport?" .
'Yes, sir, 1 do most decidedly.'
'Take care, and .consider thai under existing
circumstances, your action is that of a cow
ard. - . -
'A coward! exclaimed A"ri5 ur passionatelv.
'take care yourself what yon say. - -
"1 say (lie deed ot a coward,; cooly repeated
Mr. Jerome. 'Captain Dnportdied, you know
on the battle-field; his widow is -left without
near relations or friends to ' protect her; her
daughters are without support She has a
son, it is true, but he is too young yet and
could not avenge their wrongs these ten years,
and ten years is a long time to harbor an of
fence. You know all that, sir, and you have
basely abused your advantages.
Take back those words, sir, or I will make
you repent,' cried Arthur.
'Not at all ; I know well, and I understand
that usual means would not suffice to bring
you baik to duty, and I am prepared for any.
thing sure never to repent You are a cow
ard, a man without honor or principle--you
are a villian 7"
'Sir, you shall give me satisfaction.
'WTitll all my heart. There are swords in
the carriage which brought me here. But sir,
remember, a duel is often the judgment of
God. How will you find it in your heart to
turn your sword against me, who asks you
only what is just and honorable ; that which
your conscience and your love urge you to
do. (Jome, sir, think how different your con
duct would have been if the father of the
young girl was still living, or if her brother
was twenty. But here I am; I will take the
place of the- husband, of the father, of the
brother whom you thought too young to pun
ish you. I am ready, sir ; come.'
'I am at your service.' replied Arthur.
'Have you any weapons ?'
'Yes, sir! r '
'Let us then abandon mine and take yours.'
The swords were brought and both disap
peared in a thick avenue of the park.
Mr. Jerome, his arms crossed upon hisbreast
walked slowly, his head bent down as if buried
in profound meditation.
Mr. Jerome,' said Arthur, in consenting to
this rencontre, I commit two errors; the first
is, to fight against a man whom I do not know.'
'It is true you do not kuon mc: but what
is the second ?'
The second is to fight without witnesses.'
That is true, also; but, in this case, you
must observe that I am most imprudent of the
two. I fight you in your own park, and if I
kill you, I may pass for an assassin, while you
would be supposed to have defended yourself,
However, you may call your servants.'
'No, sir, no. Everything it seems must be
extraordinary in this rencontre.'
More than you think, sir. Are you ready ?'
The combat was of short duration. Mr. Je
rome at once disarmed his adversary, then he
politely begged him to pick up his sword, and
to make a few reflections. After two or three
minutes had elapsed, the fight was renewed,
and Jerome with a violent blow1, having dis
carded the sword of his adversary wounded
him on the left arm.
'Sir. said he,' making a low bow, 'I am your
most humble servant till the pleasure of
meeting you again. "And, turning upon his
heel, left the park, and re-entered his carriage.
'When Arthur perceived that he was bleed
ing, and began to feel the first sensation of
pain, he hastened back to the chateau, went to
bed, and sent for his physician.
It's a mere scratch,' said the doctor.
'None of the muscles have been touched, and
in a fortnight you will be all right again. But
this accident appears me rather singular.'
'It docs so to me, also, Doctor,'
'Are you not 'first rate' at fencing?'
I am usually. Doctor, but compared to my
adversary, I must confess that I am a mere
scholar; he at once disabled, me, and his
strength enabled him to touch me in a spot
where the sword seldom reaches; he chose
the place.' -
'Hum! Hum!' said the Doctor, shaking his
And continued the wounded man, it was
all done in a twinkling. By the way do you
know that Mr. Jerome?'
'Mr. Jerome ? never heard of such a name,'
replied the Doctor. 'But what was the cause
of this duel, Mr. Raymond ?'
This inqury caused Arthur to cast down his
eyes, and he replied, blushing
'Oh 1 I hardly know an old quarrel the
face of that gentleman does not please me
and mine is disagreeable to him.'
'Well, well !' said the Doctor, 'put on twenty-five
leeches and be careful of your diet
It'll soon be all right
A fornight after, Arthur Raymond, as the
Doctor predicted, had entirely recovered, and
was walking leisurely in the part, when Mr.
Jerome was announced.
'Ah he exclaimed, my turn has come at
Mr. Jerome advanced slowly towards Ar
thur, whom he found in the park, nearly in the
same place as on his former visit
'Sir,' said he, "I am delighted to find you in
good health, I did not call upon you during
your sickness, because I knew that your case
was not dangerous, and that your friends had
nothing to fear for your safety.'
'Friends!' exclaimed Arthur, 'do you have
the pretension, sir, to rank yourself among
them?' , ... , :
'Certainly, sir; and amongst your most de
'Well! my friend,' continued the young man
with irony, 'you will perhaps allow me to take
'That depends, sir, I do not like duels,
but there are occasions, circumstances when a
duel is inevitable. But sir, when a duel has
been fairly fought what is the use of another j
What can you complain of? Have I not spared
your life twice; once' when I disarmed you,
and the other, when, instead of thrusting my
sword through your heart as I might easily
have done, 1 satisfied myself with , inflicting
upon you a mere scratch ?. Is it this for which
you wish to revenge yourself? No, sir, 1st us
understand each other. In this case, you are
the offender and-1 the offended one, or at least
it is Miss Eugenie Duport, whose right I am
'Does she know that I was wounded for her
sake.' inquired Arthur, eagerly.
For her sake?" exclaimed Jerome. "Well!
this is rather cool. You fought on her account
or rather against her; it is I, sir who fought
for her sake.
'Against her! Never, returned Arthur.
'It would be difficult to explain the matter
any differently,' continued Jerome. 'I come
to you, I urp-e you to fulfil a sacred duty
you refuse ta comply with my requests, and
you to preier exposing yourseu to ueiug wounu
ed and even being killed, rather than to fulfil
an honorable engagement'
'Honor, again!' exclaimed Arthur.
'Yes, honor: and then what do you mean by
fighting for the sake of Miss Eugenie? How
ever, 1 do not know whether she has heard of
the duel or not; as I told you once, I have not
the honor of her acquaintance.
Arthur Raymond appeared almost to have
forgotten his protect at revenge, and conver
sation had became dull, when Mr. Jerome said,
In a calm and affectionate manner:
'I come, my dear sir about that same affair
of whicn.I spoke to you a fortnight ago.
'I have heard of Madame Duport's family
said Arthur, without noticing the remark of
'Indeed,' exclaimed Jerome, with delight.
'You have been to sec them. Oh! Heaven be
'I have not been out of my house, sir, but
I heard, indirectly, that a voung man, rich,
and who belongs to a good family, has been for
some time, enamored of Miss Eugenie, and has
asked her in marriage this morning. I was
told, also that her mother has no objection to
'It mav be.' replied Mr. Jerome. 'I know
nothing about it; I do not see the Duport fara
ily;butyou know well that Miss Eugenie
will never consent to that marriage, or any
other; she will never marry but you.'
'1 heard also,' continued Arthur, 'that the
younger lover was viewed favorably by Miss
'Slander !' replied Jerome, calmly.
'No, no!' exclaimed Raymond, in a pettish
tone of a man fighting against his conscience,
'I will not marry her-'
'Send, then for the weapons, sir,' said Mr.
'Have you ever been to play ?" Inquired
'Yes, I have ; formerly quite often,'
'Have yon read Moliere ?'
'I once knew it by heart again replied Mr.
'Well, do you know that we are now play
ing Le Mariage Force?
'What do you call forced marriage, sir?'
exclaimed Jerome. "You introduce yourself
in a bouse where you were not wanted, where
Jy manner, the hospitality which you re-
no one knows you. i ou abuse, in a coward
ceive by insinuating yourself into the affections
of a young girl ; you take advantage of her
youth, of her innocence, you deceive her; and
now you speak of forced marriage ! Yes mar
riage has been imposed upon one of the par
ties, it is upon a respectable family who has
been compelled to accept you for a son-in-law.
My words giye you offence; your pride cannot
hear them. Encouraged by the succes of
of your evil deeds, you selected your victim,
and you thought the daughter of Madame
Duport an easy prey. Well, then, swords,
since they are the only weapons which will
bring you to your senses, or punish your vil-
Arthur itayraound hurried towards the
chateau, and brought himself the arms which
were required. During bis absence, Mr. Je
rome insensibly fell into a reverie similar to
that which affected him before his first duel.
Could I be mistaken," he muttered to him
self, 'and am I making use of unavailable
means? Oh, God who sees and judges me!
God who knows the sacredness of an oath to
the dying, inspire, tell me what I should do!'
Scarcely had Jerome uttered this invoca
tion, than Arthur appeared with swords in
his hands. Without exactlv takino- the on-
pearance of his antagonist at that very mo
ment for an answer from Heaven, he abon
doned himself to his natural impulse, and
another duel commenced. This was still
shorter than the former, and Jerome, wound
ed his adversary on the right arm. Arthur
dropped his sword, and Jerome, calm and dig
nified, bowed and left him without address
ing to him a single word. .
'Uorna now,' said the doctor, you must tell
me who is the fencing master, who has taken
such fancy to your arms, and who hits you
with such wonderful skill. Upon my word, a
surgeon would have a deal of trouble, in in
flicting upon you so harmless a wound.
Twenty-five leeches, my friend.'
'1 am a prey to leeches and Mr. Jerome,'
sighed Arthur Raymond. ,
'But who is this Mr. Jerome?' again, inquir
ed the doctor. 'Is he an Englishman, a sans
culotte, or a Buanapartist ? '
'lie is a man, calm and dignified who lias
sworn to kill me by inches.
'Compromise with him.my dear fellow other
wise I won't answer for the consequences."
The wound of Arthur - Raymond, altouo-h
slight brought on a violent fever; he had the
most horrible dreams and saw all kinds of
ghosts and phantoms. Only half corrupted.
he felt keen remorse; and when the fever left
him, he made serious reflections.
Unable to divine who Mr. Jerome, was and
trying even to banish the disagreeable remem
brance from his mind, he could not wonder
what motives conld have led him to pursue
such a strange course. . - : : . .
'Eugenie must have confided in one of ber
friends,' said he to himself, 'who, in her turn,
confided to Mr. Jerome,and thus he must have
learnt the secret"
A few days after the events just related.
a servant handed him a letter.- It was from
Madame Duport -
'Sir,' she wrote, 'although I cannot but
wonder at your absence, the motive: of which
I cannot divine, I still consider you as a friend
of my family, and therefore have the honor of
informing you ot the marriage of my daughter
raigenio wuu mr. ae x .- . -
On reading these words Arthur Raymond
jumped upon the floor, -dressed himself, and
having ordered his horse, started at full speed
for the residence of Madame Duport Having
reached the house, he abondoned his horse to
the care of a servant and without entering the
parlor, he hastened to the room of Eugenie,
whicn he knew but too welt
She was aloue, seated in an arm-chair and
her face buried in her hands.
'Eugenie,' he exclaimed, 'Eugenie, are you
going to be married ?' -
'What do you care?' replied the young girl,
without raising ber bead.
'What do I care?' said Arthur. 'Oh, Eu
genie, how can you be so cruel as to abandon
one who loves you who adores you, and who
hoped to be loved in return? -But you have
betrayed me: you love another, and are
going to be married.'
The young girl was - bathed in tears, but
made no reply, and Arthur, who, during the
last month, had fought twice rather than con
sent to marry her, was now at her feet, on his
knees, imploring for a word, a glance from her
he loved ! in exchange he offered bis name
his fortune, his lite.
'No,' said he, 'no, it cannot be you do not
love him. Eugenie speak to me one word,
or 1 shall die at your feet
True love is a passion ' so impulsive and
which bears so little dissimulation, that when
she raised her eyes towards Arthur Raymond
she instantly exclaimed '
'How pale you do look, Arthur!'
At the same moment the blood escaped
from the badly healed wound, and Eugenie
'Oh! Heavens! Blood! Are you woun
'Ah ! yes,' said the young lover. 'It is the
work of your Mr. Jerome.'
'My Mr. Jerome ! What do you mean ?'
Arthur at once understood what a blunder
he had committed in mentioning that name
for as Mr. Jerome had observed, it was he who
had fought for the sake of the young girl, and
Arthur's situation was rather climcult to ex
plain. He therefore replied
'I beg your pardon Miss, but you do not
know Mr. Jerome.'
'Has he wounded you ?' inquired the young
girl with interest
'What, do know him, then ?'
'Ah sir,' exclaimed the voting girl, burst
ing out in tears, 'how can you accuse me
knowing your enemies.'
'My enemies!' said Arthur. 'They are the
ones who will take j-ou awav from me. 51 v
eniemies. It is Mr. de R , it is your mo
ther, who wishes to dispose of your hand it l
you who refuse and reject my love !'
The wound, however, continued to bleed
freely, aud the young girl, frightened, wished
to call for help.
'No, no,' exclaimed Arthur, 'let me die, oh
tell rae that you lot e me yet'
At this moment, the door Opened, and Ma
dame Duport entered. ...
'Mr. Arthur Raymond!' she exclaimed,
'Yes, Madame. It is I I, who adoro your
daughter, and pray to be loved in return. I,
who implore you on my knees to grant me her
'But this blood mother, he is . bleeding,'
The mother and daughter hastened to bind
up the wound, which, as we said before, was
covered from their fright, Arthur having be
Due sugni; and as soon as the ladies bad re-
come more composed, renewed his entreaties.
Madame Duport had spoken the truth: she
had been asked for the hand of her daughter,
and she.had given her consent, provided, how
ever, he could gain that of Eugenie; she was,
therefore, at liberty to withdraw her word,
without failing in her duties towards an honor
able man, who although he undoubtly loved
Eugenie yet was a little influenced by the
wealth and position of the young girl. ':
The quarrel between the two lovers was
soon made np, and Arthur assigned for the
cause of his duel one of those thousand follies
which are so common in the life of a young
man of twenty-five. '
He returned home, his heart filled with joy
at the thought of his future happinesl, confi
dent as he was of the unalterable love of Eu
genie. He, however, enjoined sccrecv to Ma
dame Duport's family, until the first publica
tion of their intended marriage, 'for reasons,'
said he, 'which I will hereafter explain.
One morning he was 6trolling about the
park, thinking of the past conduct towards her
on whom his happiness now depended, and re
proaching biraselt tor the wrongs be had done
her, and resolving in his own heart to become
worthy of her.
Hut be could not help thinking of thestrnnge
and appearantly uncalled-for, intervention of
Mr. Jerome in the matter.' Why had that
n meddled with his affections? ' What
right had lie to dictate to .force him to secure
his own happiness, sword in hand ? His pride,
self-love and resentment made him desire to
meet again that singular man, whom no one
knew, and who could nowhere be found in the
'We must meet once more before my mar
riage. It s my turn, to have his blood, and 1
must let him know that if I marry Eugenie, it
is not for fear of him. His luck will not last
always fortune will favor me and pistols
will make chances even.'
Arthur was soliloquizing in a loud and agi
tated voice, believing himself alone. All at
once, Mr. Jerome appeared before him; one
would have thought that he had emerged
from the earth, so sudden was his apparition.
Arthur withdrew one step,not knowing wheth
er his words had been overheat d or not
Delighted, however, at meeting the man of
whom he bad sworn to be revenged, he fold
ed his arms over his breast and without
thinking of the danger to which he exposed
himself, he at once addressed his adversay
; 'fair,' said he, 'you come just in time. I
was thinking of you.' '
'Alas! sir, replied Jerome, 'since our hist
meeting, you, also, have been the sole object
of my thoughts, and many hours have I praved
for your happiness, were it even at the cost of
my own.' .
'I have no doubt ot it said Arthur with
contemptuous smile, 'and I suppose that you
bave come here now to inflict another wound
upon me, for my happiness, also, I dare- say.'
Mr. Jerome cast bis eyes down, and bis
face, usually pale, became slightly flushed.
'You wounded me in both arms,' continued
Arthur, 'you must be satisfied, therefore, that
chances are hot equal between us. ' "We iDUBt
have pistols this time.' ; -i i
A duel sir" Another duel,' exclaimed
Jerome. 'Ah! sir, far from us all ideas of
such a crime, i Let us not transgress both the
laws of trod and man. A good citizen can-
not bear arms against his fellow man ; his own
blood belongs to. bis country, and (xod will
bold bim to account lor tbat ot his fellow-crea
tures: never forget it sir.'
Ibis is an excellent moral, said Arthur;
but you know well, that it is neither yours
nor mine. ,
'You must forgive me, sir, but I always have
thought the same.- ... .
' .h.ven a month ago, when yon drew your
sword. against me;' i - -
xcs, sir. :-'- v 1
'And a fortnight since, when you played
the same game '
'Alas! yes.' '. -
'Well, sir,' exclaimed Arthur, 'hear me now.
You have meddled with my affairs against my
wishes; twice you have forced me to fight for
a cause which was altogether of no concern to
you; and alter behaving towards me like
professional bully, you come to-day and preach
to me beautiful maxims against duels; to me,
whom you wounded twice.: That would bave
don very well a month ago, but to-day,- sir,
you must give me satisfaction for the blood
which you spilt X hope that you are ready,
Sir. - i - --
'No, sir.- You never will force me to con
sent to such an act Never will my' hand be
raised against you. No, sir; I will not fight
with you.' : .
' Arthur thought a moment then addressing
Mr. Jerome again
'Sir,' he inquired, 'when did you last sec
Madame Duport ;
'I have told you already,' replied Jerome,
'that I do not know Madame Duport I will
now add that, for two months past I have not
seen a single person of the family.
'Be frank, sir. You have beard that my
marriage with Miss Duport was decided
'Yes, sir.' replied Jerome, blushing in spite
of himself, 'I heard it from your own. lips.
1 ou were speaking aloud, just no w; aud
This was just what Arthur was afraid of, Mr.
Jerome knew of his marriage, and he would
not fail, of course, to claim the whole merit of
the decision to himself. His pride would not
bear this mortification, and lie' determined,
cost what it wotild. to force his adversary to
accept another challenge.
'Sir,' said he 'you took the liberty of speak
ing of Miss Eugenie Duport of whom I am
about to marry, in terms which have displeas
'You have been so far as to insinuate tha
my intimacy with Miss Eugenie, bad rendered
our marriage necessary."
'No one,' replied Mr. Jerome, 'has a higher
regard fjr Miss Eugine's principles and virtue
than I have, sir; and were she in need of one
to vouchsafe for her excellent qualities; she
could hna no one better than mvse.f. Jje&ideF,
sir, if I have made any remarks which have
displeased you, I am ready to retract every
thing and beg your pardon.'
'You are impertinent, sir,' replied Arthur.
'I confess that I have' gone loo far,' replied
'You have slandered Miss Eugenie, as on
ly a coward, as a villain will slander a defence
'You rfre riglif, sir, I have always tliovJglit
'Well, I repeat that you have slandered
Miss Duport You must understand what
name I Mean to call you.'
'Sir, without acknowledgirig thai I deserve
such despicable epithets, 1 beg of yo'ti once
more to accept my humble excuses. ': ''
'But what sort of a man are you?' exclaim
ed Arthur, : '- '. - ' '
'What! you come here twice and challenge !
mc, when I have never seen yon or heard of '
you, and to-day I insult you and call you the
hardest names, and you draw back!' ',
'My moderation at least ought -to satisfy
But Arthur had worked himself into a per-
feet rage, lus blood boiled ; he did not knorf '
himself. ... : '- -. ' ' ' -' - '
'Shall I inflict upon you the last insult ?'
he exclaimed, at the aame time raining hid 3
hand. " ' .. ' - -
Had Afthur been in his right senses; he -would
have observed the tremulous shudder
which ran through the body of Mr. Jerome, at '
the sight of the upraised hand.- -- The palor of '
his face, the fire which (listened from his eyes,
all indicated violent emotions which were re
olring in the heart of the nun thus instilled.
Mr. Jerome, however, making an effort to ree5 '
strain himself, quietly replied ' ' : . -
'A philosopher, the authority of whom yea -
cannot deny, has placed the Gospel above all '
other books, and its divine moral above all-
other morals, and the divine book savs 'If a
man smite thee upon one cheek, turn the otlt -er
also.' , Strike then, sir, strike, but forgiv -
my past ottences. 1 wice have I committed a
crime, the forgiveness of which I must obtain
Delore my slumbers can be peaeeuil.'- 11 '
And thus speaking, Mr, Jerome humbled r
himself before the young- man, who looked at '
him with a contemptuous glance, savine, as ha
turned awasf - f
This fool must hare turned a monk!'
Soon, however, the marriage, till then kept "
a secret became publicly known, and prepare i
lions were made for the happy dayv The night
previous, Arthur spent the evening with the
family of his bride, and related to them all
that had passed during the last trro montlis.
lie coniessed the wrongs tie had done to bis
betrothed, and related the duels which bad ta-
ken place between him and Mr. Jerome. 1 ' ;
lie lr a most singular man,' said he." 'I -
must confess that I owe him my life, which he :
spared twice; but the third time he refused :
to accept my challenge. He has shown the
greatest courage and the greatest cowardice. !
f Who is be, 1 pray yon t' . . - ' - .
Oneof your relations, I suppose ' I expect-
ed to have met him here, this evening.'
'Mr. Jerome, did you say ?' inquired Mad-
nme Duport, ; ' : - '
its, Jerome. I hat is the name be gavei .
me. - . : . -
'I do not know him ; we have no friends nor
relations of that name.' -, . - -
'Upon my word.' - - r " , .. - . .:.
'Well it is strange, indeed.'. t . ;
The next day after this convention; at tent ;
o'clock in the morning, the marriage contract
or Arthur Kaymond and liugine Dnport was i
signed in the presence of - the friends of the :
family. , . i -
'Now said be, as soon as these prelimina "'
ries. were terminated, 'let - ue be off for the -'
ehnrch.' , ..." - .- - -.--. :-.. " .
The whole wedding party started in carria-
ges, and Boon were driving at full speed before - I
the modest panshi , . v r ,.,. .. t--. -
Stop, cried Arthur to the driven when be
perceived that he was going through. . t.r - '
'Let him go on my dear son,' said Madame t
Dnport.'he has his orders.' ( t. -'...- S 5
Arthur holding id bis the band of .hngems, '
was perfectly reconciled. She, whom he lov a
ed was his, according to the lairs of God ; he ' :
attached but little consequence to the eeremo.Ui
ny which .was yet to be performed, and winch
could not add any thing to his rights.- Itva t
only when he perceived that thetarriagq was a
crossing the gates of; a magnificent park - that
he inquired of his mother where she tras tak?
ing thera. ! -? - - ' v '-. - j . -
To get married, my children,' replied the"
good mother; .. -. ; . ; 1 ; -- , : .: s ; - i
ine carriage stopped, and. lhe. party hav--
ing allighted, proceeded through an arcnueof a
ancient trees, towards' a chapel, the doors of
which stood widely open ; the sanclliaryi was f
glittering with a thousand lights and upon the i
steps in front of' the altar stood a priest wait-.. "
ing for the bridal party. ' ;. . I - i
Arthur led his wife by the hand, and scarcely 1
had he thrown his eyes upon the officiating;
minister,- than he exclaimed. ,fi5 t
'Mr. Jerome!' . . s.-t;-
'What is the matter?' Inquired Eugenie-."-,1 r
'Nothing, my dear. , Only tell me, this min- :
ister who is going to marry us, is L c also your
confessor?' ; i ; -1 I. a ..."
'Who ? , Mr- Dufresnoy f Not in tie least.
But what are you talking about Mr. Jerome? T
' 'Oh nothing only I ' thought but I am '-
mistaken.' : . : - -. . i,
The ceremony was performed with proper -j
solemnity. After the nuptial benediction, Mr.:
Dufresnoy addressed to the happy pair a few
remarks full of paternal tenderness.
His voice was soft and melodious ; bespoke
ot peace, charity and mutual love. He was,
trembling with emotion, and his eyes seemed 1
filled with tears, although his countenance re
mained calm and peaceful.
Mr. Dufresnoy was a noble-looking mau ; hui
manner was Imposing and dignified; and Ar
thur noticed upon his breast the cross of the s
legion of honor. ' a ' , ' f
'lam mistaken,' thought the young man. J
'It is not he but the hkensss is striking.'
They soon left the chapel, and while waiting
for a sumptuous breakfast which Mr. Dufres
noy had prepared for the party, they btaillcd -about
through the park and garden. .
While Arthur and his bride were admiring ,
the exquisite taste displayed by the owner uf ,
this magnificent habitation; they fouud them- '
Selves suddenly at the corner of an avenue, face
to face with the Abbe Dufresnoy: . ;
'Madame,' Said he in A gallant tone to the ,
blushing bride, '1)6 So' kind ;is to give up your
husband to me for a few moments.'
Eugenic nodded her iissent with n smile, and
the Abbe, taking the arm of Arthur
'What do you "think,' said lie "of a man of
peace, of a minister. of the Lord like me, who -r
wice raised an homicidal arm against his fel- :
ioiv creature ? A'u ! 4ir, you iau.it think mc a
a great criminal i . : '
'I thick; replied Arthur, whose doubts noiv '
viife all removed, 'I think that tba Abbo Du- ?
fresrioy is a minister of God, and that Mr. Je '
romu is a mail of honor.' . ' : : :
'Listen to me: I am the last issiie of a rich :
family, and when I was twenty, I assure yow -that
1 little dreamt of becoming a priest I '
entered the arini-; in rf regiment of cavalry, at ;
the same time with a young rnah of my age.
who also belonged to a wealthy family. It wa.
Mr. Diipcfrt your wife's father. ' We becama
brothers in arms. . .. .- . . -i - h j-: i,:,Z'
'Fate, which unites destinies as well as scp--aftrfes
them, thus eutcd us to be united at