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April 18, 1864.
How a Woniau liad lier own
" I shall never recover from this blow,"
said M. Coulaincourt, as his friend led
him from the room in which he had been
gazing for the last time on the body of his
Henri Augrer sighed deeply, but tho
he had lived to know that time finds for
all consolation, he did not attempt to con
sole. " Ilnsbandd have lost their wives be
fore, I know wives that they love but
remember how C'eeile and I have loved
each other since our childhood ; remember
all tho obstacle that separated u for
many years: remember how I toiled to
maky home worthy of her, and now but
two years happiness, two years of enjov
nieiit tor tho work of a whole life. Oh !
it is frightful ! Cecile, my poor Cecile,
how her eyes j-eari:c;d towards me, till nt
laot they closed forever. Oh ! I Ienri, I
can never know happiness again."
Ileurl Augrer led him silently to his
fctudy, and there sat by him whilst tho
widower paced the room, now talking of
his dead wife, now sobbing like a child,
now exhausted and weak, throwing him
.If on a sofa, arul lying in the stillness of
The law of France prolong but twenty-four
hours the nuivivor's watch over a
dead one loved. Mine. Coulaincourt was
next morning borne from her home, and
in a few hours her husband returns to his
desolated house, his heart nearly broken,
his nvrves worked up to the highest pitch
by the horrible ceremonies he has wit
nesrt'd. Madly and with wild shrieks he now
paces the room, thru-ting from him all his
friends ; even Henri, who has asked to be
left alone with h;ra, is repulsed.
At last the door of the room opens
slowly, and u lady iu deep mourning robes,
her laci calm and solemn, but with red,
tearful eyes, tutors the room. She has in
her arms an infant, whose long white
robis form a contrast with her mourning
Coulaincourt docs not notice her, but
she goes up to him, and as he stands
Itfuting his breast and sobbing wildly, she
holds up to hiiji the fair, sleeping child.
" She is another Cecile," paid the lady
in a low, calm voice ; " and the Cecile
that is gone left her to 3 011, a memorial of
your love an! of the two year of happi
ness you have parsed together."
M (Vulaincourt stink down ot: a sofa.
gaze;'. n the child
his kiiv, and for
;ts it was laid across
sotii moments spoke
not. Then at last, extending
h hand to
each of the friends who watched him
"Sister," sail hr ."Henri, for the
sake of the child, I will try to live."
Seventeen years after this, the door of
this same room was ojiened, and a young,
bright, beautiful face, with shining braids
of chestnut hair around it, was thrust in."
"Kb? Father mine, why are you so
long?" exclaimed a fresh young voice,
and a light form bounded from the door
to the sofa where Coulaincourt was seat
ed. " Cecile 1" said Coulaincourt, looking
tip, a smile of joy beaming on his face.
" Yes, Cecile," said the young girl.
"It rtliily is very strange I canrot make
you more obedient to your daughter,
yet I'm sure I spared no pains in your
education. Don't you know that break
fast is ready V
" No, yes ; I had forgotten it. I was
" Thinking about what ?"
" Now, sir, if you dare to have a
thought you have not communicated to
me, you had hotter look out."
" Indeed, I have not "
" Let me cross-examine you."
" Arc your affairs in order ?"
" Has no house where you had money
"Are you prepard to meet all your
"llaro you made any bad specula
" Are you not satisfied with Adrian ?"
" Absurd ! You know Adrian is de
voted to me, heart and soul."
" Well, then, what were you thinking
jle about mo f And you daro to
look serious, almost 8ad, when you are
thinking of me ? This is worse than
anything. Pray, what thought could I
inspiro you with that could make you look
sad and serious ?
"Thoughts inspired by last night's
" Why, they should be merry thoughts ;
wasn't 1 the very queen of the ball?
didn't I dance every dance, and were you
not surrounded by all the young men in
the room ?"
with wine and refreshments handed to me
on all sides, and that has made me nielan- the orphan ol a gentleman who had pass
choly, for I am afraid of losing the trea- j ed his life in writing, the boy could not
sure for which I have toiled these many
" Why ? Do you think these young
gentlemen were robbers in disguise, or
ain't you sure of the lock of your strong
" Cecile, Cecile, you are laughing at
your father, the treasure I mean is vour-
" Have these men any intention of car-
lying me otF? What a pity they should
be such dangerous characters, for they
waitz so well
" Don't pretend to misunderstand mc.
Cecile, you know exactly what I mean.
I on know that vo:i wm mlmired hr
1, 1 1 ...!!
every nouy, ana you know what is iiKeiy
to follow this admiration of a parcel of
" No, I don t."
"It is too bad to think that after a life
spent in loving you, in making you what
you are beautiful, amiable, good, ac
complished, just because you are eighteen,
I am to give you up ; yes, give you up to
a domestic invader called a son-in-law, a
man who will carry you off from me, a
man who will as?urte to love you, and
what is worse, a man you may probably
learn to love yourself ; it's dreadful I"
" Hut all this is imaginary. I'm
ashamed of you ; one would think you
were a young, romantic girl."
"Imnmnarv, is if? What do you think
has happened this very morning V
" H i there been ass invader hero al
" Yes, an invader that has actually pro-
poed for your hand, Colonel Santerre, an
invader who is rich, who is well bom, an i
invader in fact against whom there is not
a tingle objection to be rnade: unfortu
nately." " Yes, one that you have never thought
of. but which is the most powerful of all ;
I don't like him, and won't have him."
Monsieur Coulaincourt rose, and clasp
in" his daughter to his heart, heaved a
deep sigh of relief.
' I thought you would want to rrt t
married ; all young girls are said to want :
to get married." j
"Hut they have not such fathers aa I j
have ; now conf to breakfast, and make j
yourself perfectly easy on the score of j
husbands, fur I shall never, as long as I ,
live, leave vou
Now wltr-n Mile. Cecile spoke in this j Colonel de Lacy,
way she was telling the truth ; but :ut , " I have."
all "the truth, for certainly she was givif.g " You know the answer?"
her father to understand ' that she had no j " M. Coulaincourt has told me
affection in the world beyond the one she j "That I wouU not have him.
had for him, and that she never intended j intend 40 marry at all: I wish
t. 11.111 v. M- Coulaincourt had made an would leave me alone."'
idol of his daughter ; alter his wife's death
he had consecrated his life to this child.,
and gradually he had grown to look on all
who sought to share her affection wilh
jealousy, such almost as a lover might 1
,o,- Mt. Hut with all this. M. Coulain- :
court knew that every girl in r ranee is
expected to be married between the ages
of eighteen and twenty ; an old maid is a
rara cuts in France, and all his wife's and
h"i3 own relations were importunate for
him to find a match for his daughter.
She was beautiful, joung, and charming,
and possessed a handsome dowry; pre
tenders were not wanting. M. Coulain
court felt as if a doom threatened him.
He was afraid to talk to Cecile on the
subject, fo the positive declaration he had
-hvuvn from his daughter that morning
lit V - - 7
caused him more happiness than he had j
known for many years. j
Hut alter all it was an Lve-hke wo
manish answer she had given him, she
did love some one better than her father,
and the happiness of her life depended on
" Many years before, Cicile, being then
only six years, as she was sitting in her
father's carriage, driving along the high
road in a country place where her father
had hired a residence for the summer, had
gnied a boy three or four years older than j
. -1. :
herseii, siiung on the wayiue erring.
fVpih hail fit n-nnflii
the carriage, and the next minute she was
..c .i i..n mn.nnn ii.in i.u
DV iue nut; ui me nuiui m-i"" ..... j ..
riefs, and forcin" into his hand the cakes had never dared to think would be reali
sed cherries with which her little basket j zed had become a reality,
was laden. On Cecile the interview of the morn-
Monsieur Coulaincourt inquired, how- ing had a different effect ; it made her so
ever, more particularly into the boy's cir- rious and thoughtful. After aU, Adrian
cumrtancM and condition, and finding him was but a creature of hr father s bounty,
; really an object of pity, and lelieving his I
story, had taken twenty francs out of his
pocket to give hiva. Hut Cecile stopped
'Not at all," said sho, "he is going
home with us."
And home he had accordingly been
taken. It was found that he had the be-
i ginning of a good education, that he spoke
correctly, and was a very well behaved
I boy, confirming his own story that he was
say what,. and who died suddenly, pen in
hand, leaving no indication who he was
beyond his own name, and but just money
enough to bury him.
The orphan boy had been turned adrift ;
and bewildered and helpless, had wander
ed on until forlorn and wearied, he had
sat down by the wayside and wept.
Coulaincourt had Adrian, as he was
called, educated, and now at the time
i Coulaincourt was in such tronble about
i his daughter. Adrian had taken off his
; patron's hands all the responsibility of his
business, one of the most important in the
great commercial city of Havre.
" Cecile has been a blessing to me,"
Coulaincourt would say, " from the mo
ment her aunt laid her in my arms. I
owe the prosperity of my house to her,
for she gave me Adrian."
Adrian felt the deepest gratitude to
both the merchant and his daughter: his
j was u fine generous nature, that does not
shrink from obligation ; but the senti
; ment ho felt for father and daughter, as
i he grew older, naturally assumed a differ-
I eiit aspect. To both he was devoted ; J
: but as he taw her expand into lcvliuss,
! both of mind ami person, lie came to
' luvo Cecile, passionately, deeply. Hut
hs C"!i.valed Lib passion as he would have
' l.idd. n a crime, for he felt it would be
the barest ingratitude, which is a crime,
' to serk an alliance which was so infinitely
j beneath what Cecile Lad every light to
J Hut Cecile had not been as blind A3
her father to Adrian' feelings, neither
was she so scrupulous as Adrian, for she
had made up her girlish m;nd to marry
Adrian, and the had by her woman s
tact discovered his love for her.
On the day cf Jier explanation with
her father Cecils contrived, on some vaiu
pretext he often undertook commissions
lor her to summon Adrian to h'U pres
ence. She had determined to make him
declare his sentiment, for she felt that the
time had come when she would have to
combat all her relations determined on
her marriage, and her father determined
on keeping her to himself.
Adrian was timid in htr i re st nee that
s1ki felt she had to cni.oui age him ; so
after a little iusinilK-ant conversation,
Cicile suddenly nsl..-d him if lis had scfu
the l.-rtur a-.llf.-scd to Ur Lulur bv
" They are not likely to do that ; you
know, M'Ue. Cecile, that wherever you
go. you excite admiration and love."
"Nonsense; do you mean to saj' then
thai every man who &ee mv 10 m w
Every one who is often in your so
"Every one! Why, Adrian, you
then, who have known me all your life,
and see me every day, are you in love
" Mademoiselle, that is a cruel ques
tion." " Not at all, Adrian, it is an honest
question, and demands an honest answer.
Give it to me from your heart, Adrian."
" Then, Cecile, from my heart, I love
" And, Adrian, with all my heart, I
love you ; do not go off into ecstacies of
joy ; our love has a great obstacle to sur
mount." " My poverty my birth ?"
" No. your love ; my father will never
forgive that "
"What then is to be done!"
" It must bo concealed from him, this
is the only way to bring about our mar
riage. Trust all to me and we shall be
Adrian's presence in the counting-house
was never of so little use as on that day ;
he could not brimr his mind to contem-
plate dull commercial details after all
lind heard that morning. Ine dream
and that might be an obstacle, not one
that would resist a positive desire of liera
expressed in her usual positive manner,
but one sho could not signify without de
claring her love for Adrian, and that
would make her father miserable, and
might perhaps utterly prevent tho 'success
of her plans.
" He must propose Adrian to me him
self," was the result of Cecile's reflections.
It so happened that a few days after
she had taken it, a letter came from her
aunt, urging her brother to establish her
neice, and requesting him to send her on
a visit of three months to her to Paris.
" I have been nursing a capital match foi
her for more than a year," said she. " so
pray send her."
"Now really this is too bad," said M.
Coulaincourt, "your aunt being your
mother's sister fancies she has a right
over you ; and I cannot part with you."
"I shall certainly not go."
" 'Then here every one is asking the
honor of my daughter's hand. I wonder
if the men' think 1 took all this clir of
you expressly for thaa. V
"They need not trouble themselves,"
said Cecile, I will never leave you ;
but as you would not like me after all to
be an old maid, I should like to find a hus
band who would consent to come and
live here and make my home his."
" Capital !"
" For that we must fiud some one who
is not rich."
" I am rich enough for both."
" Who has no relations."
" Who has great respect for you.."
4 Of course."
" And who will yiidei'f land U3 both ;
but where is such a being to bs found?"
" Ah !" exclaimed M. Coulaincourt,
starting up "I have the very niri ; he
has often told me he would lay down his
life for me ; he will not dare refuse me
Cecile' s heart beat, but phe had suffi
cient self-control to keep down the blush
that thrilled through her veina, as with
an air of indifference, she replied
Adrian ? Oh, yes ; why, ho knows
us both so well, knows all our faults, and
knows all my love for you, you might
make him your partner, but then would
he have me ? Ferhn: s he loves someone
"Nonsense ; he cannot, he shall not ;
my Cecile then wiil never leave ine, and
no passionate love will over com; to ob
scure the love of all her poor father's life.
It will not be too great a sacrifice, though,
will it, Cecile ? I think you must like
"Just enough, father to marry him
without aversion ; and I shall love him
for keeping me ull my life near you."
" Love him, but only second to mo."
Coulaincourt hastened to the counting
house, shut himsulf un in his office with
"Adrian, anil there made the proposition to
him. Adrian, being a man, had not
much tact as Cecile, and, thrown off his
guard, avowed his passion for her, which
came near spoiling the whole plot.
Hut Cecile's tact and skill came to the
rescue. Never was accepted suitor re
ceived in a colder or more cavalier man
ner. Not one word of tenderness, not
one leok of love was bestowed on him
during the whole conrUhip. Not for ten
minutes was lie ever alone with his in
tended. Coulaincourt was enchanted:
Cecile, too, for she had gained her point ;
her father was not jealous of her hus
band. On the wedding day, as they were
returning from church, Adrian offered his
arm to his bride, but she had already ta
ken her father's.
44 Cecile," said Coulaincourt,
husband has, perhaps, the right
' Ah ! I had forgotten him," replied
Cecile, just touching Adrian's arm with
the tips of her fingers.
41 Even on her wedding day," said
Coulaincourt to himself, with a thrill of
joy, 44 she thought of ine before she
thought of him.
Cold and ceremonious was tin
manner through all the banqueting and
reioieinsr. Adrian himself was almost j
deceived, and on this, the happiest day ol
his life, could not help feeling sad. When
all was over, the guests gone, and Cou
laincourt conducted his children to their
own apartment, his heart thrilled with
joy to think that his home was now to be
forever hers. Then, when the door was
closed upon them, Cecile threw herself
into her husband's arms and whispered,
44 1 love you."
Thev have all three been supremely
happy ever since, and Coulaincourt takes
the credit of all on himself, never suspect
ing the stratagem by which a womaa
contrived to have her own way.
IWever too old to Learu.
Socrates at an extreme age, learned to
play musical instruments.
Cato, at eighty years of age, thought
proper to learn the Greek language,
l'lutarch, when between seventy and
eighty, commenced the study of Latin.
Hoecaccio was thirty five years of age
when he commenced his studies in polite
literature, yet he became one of the three
great masters of tho Tuscan dialect,
Dante and Petrarch being the other two.
Sir Henry Spelman neglected the sci
ences in his youth, but commenced the
I study of them when he was between lilty
j and sixty years of age. After this time
j he became a most learned antiquarian and
j Colbert, the famous French minister, at
sixty years of age returned to his Latin
j and law studies.
Ludovico, at the great age of one hun
1 died and fifteen, wrote the memories of
j his own times. A singular exertion, 1:0
j ticed by Voltaire, who was himself one
j of the most remarkable instances of the
j progressing of age in new stfnlies.
j Ogiby, the translator of Homer autl
I Virgil, was unacquainted wilh Iatin and
; Greek till he was past the age of fifty.
Franklin did not fully commence his
philosophical pursuits till lie had reached
his fiftieth year.
Accorso, a srreat lawyer, being asked
why he began the study of law so late,
answered that indeed he began it late, but
he could therefore master it the sooner.
Dryden, in his sixty-eighth year, com
menced the translation of the IHiad, and
his most pleasing productions were written
in his old as:e.
An" ExxiiAOKDiNABY Case. A sol
dier in Sherman's army, with thioat cut
from ear to ear, was thought to be mor
tally wounded by a council of surgeons;
but the one under whose imuiedia-U; care
he was, thought he was justified in ma-
j king an experiment for the good of others,
at the same time having great hopes 01
saving the man. He first commenced his
task by cutting through where the two
upper ribs meet the sternum, and through
this orifice, for forty days, he ha been
fed five gallons of milk per week, and
sometimes his apetite required five pints
per dav. I Ie is fat and hearty, and tho
1 surgeon thinks in two weeks he will have
him able, and the inside of Lis throat so
nearty healed, as to allow him to swal
low by the natural passage. Ha at first
introduced a stomach pump and thus foi
his patient, and after a few hours would
clear his stomach in the same manner,
thus producing artificial digestion, till it
was no longer necessary, a silver tube is
now used to feed him. Louisville Jovr
ri'.l. I 3jr A minister who had been reproving
j one of his elders for over indulgence, ob
i served a cow go down to a stream, take a
! drink, and then turn away. " There,"
s j said he to his offending elder, " is an ex
ample for you ; the cow has quenched her
thirst, and has retired." 44 Yes," replied
the elder, " that is true. Hut supposo
another cow had come to the other side
of the stream, and had said, 4 Here's to
you,' there's no saying how long they
miht have rone on."
S3" A correspondent from Northamp
ton, Mass., is responsible for the follow
ing : " A subscriber to a moral reform
paper, called at our postoffice the other
day, and inquired if The Friend of Virtue
had come ? 4 No,' said the postmaster,
'there has been 110 such jerson here for a"
loner time.' "
44 1 have a place for everything you
ou&ht to know
it," said a niamed man,
who was looking for his boot-jack, after
his wife was in bed. 44 Yes," said she,
44 and I ought to know where you keep
your late hours, but I don't."
fc?- Last Sunday, little Ike, three years
i and a half old went to church for the
first time. His mother gave him a penny
' to put in the contribution box which he
! .. . i x . r.. .,...
i Ultl aiKl SUi quiet 101 n icw uiumcuw,
and then wanted to know how soon the
man was coming with the candy.
jr Hooth tho tragedian, had a brt-
ken nose. A lady once remarked to hVrttf
44 1 like your acting, Mr. Hooth; but 0
lie frank with you, I can't get ov&r yo'..r
nose." 44 No wonder, madam,' replied,
he, "the bridge is gone?"
A man's good fortune oicn unuj
his head ; bad fortune as often verta tho
heads of h"i9 friends.
3- A good physician pve(J U8 .f
always from the disease, Al Ieast