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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1SS3.
TIIK UUNTKK'B 3IOON.
Brown Oclober nil nut brown wood,
And noboily mJ or iobof I
Httt the partrlJgeii. I'roud of tlielr wlilrrlng brood,
And Uie inn-burnt iportmn wltb gleamlng oye,
And tho farra boj'i inate, lecnre and ily
G.iy Octobcc and glldod wooiU
Wlmt folly now to be ober I
When the fOJglova'n hanglng her yellow liood,
And there' langhter and riutleof Mlken gownl,
And ttie countrj'i tull of the folks o' towna
Late October and her Jrott-touclied wood
Thc chlldren look wondrou ober
For the xptlrrel ln lildlug hia atoten gooda,
Fcoliltng away In the che'tnut U11
Where the brown burre giue and the lARt nuts fall
October I Etaine Qoodale,
Miss Llrrlplp's LoTcrs.
Mtss Lirripip had a pretty faco nnd
fWe thousand a year, not to speak of ex
peotations. Pretty faces aro comraon
enougli, ovon in thcso daya of agricult
nral depression and stagnant trade ; but
a cirl with five thousand a year is a
raritv: and a cirl with five thousand a
year and a pretty face into the bareain ia
a positive phonomeuon, and, m such, can
not f ail to be greatly admired by a nunv
ber of moro or less eligible young men
with a tasto for beauty of the most sub
atantial kind. Even middle-aced bachel-
ora awoke from their habitual indiffer-
enoe when, on boinR introduced to a
lovely damsel of two-and-twenty, they are
consoious that tho posseesor of a consid
erable fortune standa beforo thera; for
although money ia the root of all evil, it
ia a root whioh most peoplo very williugly
undertake the risk of cnltivatinff.
Sinoe Lydia Lirripip was thus beauti-
fnl and thna rioh, it is not surprising that
she had not onlv admirera men who
dared to wish nnoertain things : but lov'
ere, too men who had the presumption
to hope. It is truo that Lydia enoouraeed
none of them, for ehe waa quito satiafied
to live at horao with her tather, Uen
eral Lirripip, in Bruton-stroet, Grosvenor-
Eqnare, and to ride in Rotten How in the
morning and to drive in the park in the
anernoon. Uut, iortunately, young men
do not renniro encouracoment ; nay, in
certain aifairs tho leaa encouragement
they receive tho greater their peraistenoy
becomea; and conaidenng tne neaiinuy
constituted young women seldora, if evor,
give any encouragement to young men,
the peraistenoy of theae latter in the face
of alarming diffioulties ia a matter on
which all of us may heartily congratulate
ourselve.". Indeed, but for the peraistenoy
who knowa whether the world would go
It waa the height of the London season,
and Lydia Lirripip went with her father
one evening to a great ball at the Count
ea3 of Carnaby's. Everybody waa "there
everybody, that is, of rank and faahion
and ere she had been in the brightly
lighted rooma for five minutes, Lydia was
engaged for all the dancas on the pro
gramme. Now, to most cf her partners
Bhe was only engaged for a aingle valse or
polka, but, for old acquaintance's sake, or
for some other reason, she allowed three
gentlemen to take two dances each. It
was no donbt very indiscreet of her to do
so, but in one case at leust it was alao
very good-natured of her, for she per
mitted old Sir Pertinax Popinjny, who, as
every one knew, was far too atiff and
gouty to move about properly, to put down
his name for the onlv two aets of lancera.
Sir Pertinax was eflnaively grateful and
smiled his sweetest upon ber aa he re
turned her programme, and Lydia, instoad
of regretting her kindnesa, felt thoronghly
rewarded by seeing that ahe waa giving
pleaaure to the gray-haired baronet, who,
thirty yeara before, had been a noted
dandy, but who now atruck her aa being
Bimply a prosy old fellow, whom very few
girls would be likely to dance with. Her
other favored partners were Mr. Horace
Freake a young artist who had that year
for the first time exhibited at the royal
academy and Mr. Merton Murley, a man
who had no profeaaion and no occupation,
and who, u be bad a private mcome, do
rived it from a aource not genarally known
even to hia friends.
In thia world many strange coinci
dencea happen. Two chemists have been
known to make exactly the aame discov-
ery on the aame day ; and two astrono-
mers have claimed to catch sight of a
new comet at almost the aame moment.
It ia not, therefore, incrediblo that, while
dancing theae six dances with her three
favored partners, Lydia casually men
tioned to each of them that upon the fol
lowing evemng her father was gomg to
take tbe chair at the annual meeting of
the society for tho Encouragement of
Cold-water Bathing on tbe Continent;
that she waa not going, but would be
alone at home ; that she wished that girls
were abie like men to amuse tbemaelves ;
and that she envied her partners their
clubs, their theatres and their sociable
amoking concerta. Nor ia it incredible
that, having beard this,' Sir Pertinax
Popinjay, Mr. Horace Freake, and Mr,
Merton Murley all mado up their minds
to call upon Mias Lirripip upon the fol
lowing evening, and to make to her cer
tain avowals, which, although they had
long meditated them, they now lelt ira
pelled to make as soon as poasible, and
witnout any unnecesaary delay. What
theae avowals were may e gueased ; but
whythe threo gentlemen all determiued
at tho aame time to make them is a aues
tion which cannot be explained, although
the fact that Lydia that evening looked
even prettier than usual may poaaibly
have been one of the causoa of the extra-
Lydia little droaraed, when in the
amall hours of the morning she dropped
off to sleep, of what was hanging over
ber. Sir Pertinax bad made no sign:
Mr. Murley had not been more attentive
than had for some time been hia wont;
and Mr. Freake had been actually more
dull and unintereating than M!bs Lirripip
bad ever seen him. She therefore slept
aoundly, and was undisturbed by fears of
me comiug evening and Ha visltors.
The following day waa wet. The gcn'
eral, who had hved for manv vears in In
dia, and had a liver whioh caused him to
be somowhat irascible, shut himaelf up in
bis library aud savacely studiod the sta-
tisticsof cold-water batbincr: and Lvdia.
who could not go out, painted in her bou
doir. The Lirripips dined at half-paat
five, to enable the general to get to tbe
meeting at nan-paat seven ; and as be had
taken no exeroise during tho day, and had
been qutte unaoie to raaster all tbe in
forraation he rcqulred relative to the
averarre of cleanlinesa urxm tho Contlnant.
Lydio'a father was not in the beat of ttm-
pers. " Slt up ior me," ne Baid : " l sball
be in by half-paat eleven." Theae were
his last wordB, as, the carriage having
been annouuced. he hnrried avray from
the table, stopping for an instant at
Lydia's aide to kiss ber h&atily on tho top
of tbe bead. And JMisa Jurlplp waa lelt
alone in solitary grandeur, ultttug at one
end of the dining-room. Sbo did not stay
thoro long, but went to tho drawlng-room,
whither eho bade a servant bring two
candles, whioh but diraly lighted tho larga
apartmont. lhen, taJtlng ner soat at tne
plano, Lydia began to play and to slng al
tornatcly. She had conaidorable knowlodge of
muaio and a fine voico, and, wrapped up
in her occupation, aho atarted when the
door of the front room opened and a ser
vant, who waa to her inviaible, announced
Mr. Horace Freake.
Lydia roso and recoived her visllor,
meantime ordoring tho gas to be lighted.
It waa half-past oight. Why had he
callod at that hour V .Why had he not
come in the day-time, while aho was so
dull, rathor than just when she waa aing
ing ? Uut, npon tho whole, fho waa glad
to eee Horace, who, no doubt, aimply de
sirod to inquire how sho was after the
dance of the previous evening, and had
not been ablo to do so oarlior. As he bo
trayed, nevertholess, a certain heaitation
in his manner, she led tho conversation,
nnd aaked him whothor ho had enjoyed
Lady Carnaby's ball. He had, ho said,
pretty well; and then ensuod a pauao,
during which Horace rathor awkwardly
took a aoat at Lydia's aide on an ottomau
and gazed at tho carpst. Mr. Freake was
not altogether alupid, but evon wit8 often
becomo rather dull when they are medi
tating an imraediato proposalj and tho
altuation i8 so tryiug to almost every man
who finda himaoif in it, that it amply ex
ouses the exhibition of a little uneaaineas
and nervouaneas. Mr. Freake cortalnly
was nervous, but he soon recovered him
aelf. " Yonr father ia at the meeting, 1 anp
poae. Don't ynu feel it very dull all by
youraelf here, Miss Lirripip V"
" Oh no I I havo been ainging ; and all
day I have been painting.''
" But dull, I mean, without aociety 1 I
know that I do ; and I have much more
socloty, I auspeot, than you have. Unlesa
I go out, the eveninga, I find, paaa very
slowly. I cannot get tho excitement of
work, for, of course, one can't paint by
artlficial light ; and if I try to read, 1
generally go to aleep over my book."
" I think that you muat be diflicult to
please, Mr. Freake. You have a lovely
stndio, and you ought alwaya to be able
to amuse yourself among such beautiful
thingi ai you havo in your house."
" No 1 I don't think that 1 am dilhcult
to please, Mias Lirripip, for I know ex
actly what I want. The fact ia that a
bachelor'd existonco ia not suited for a
man of my feelinga and aympathie8. I
live wrapped up in my selfishnesa, and
feel my heart growing colder and colder
every day. I havo beautiful thinga in my
houae, but they don't satisfy me. I want
livinff beauty something which I may
really care for and do for something
which shall mako mv life complete. And
it was to talk to you about thia, Mias Lir
ripip, that I came to see you thia ovoning."
bydia expenenced a pecuiiar sensation
which ahe had never felt before.
" Yon know, I auppose, Misa Lirripip,"
what I mean. You know that aince I first
you, threo or four years aeo, I have
loved you." And Horace took Lydia's
unwilling hand. " Can you," he went on,
" learn to love me Will you be my "
Ratatattatattattat I There waa a knock
at the front door, and Lydia was greatly
" Ia somebody coming up ?" askod Hor
ace anxiously. " Oh, l do much want to
tell you all, Say you are not in. Send
them away. But let me stay. Promise
to let me stay."
A voice, evidently Mr. Merton JMurley s,
was now audible from below, the drawing
room windowB being open and the voice
" It ia Mr. Murley," said Lydia.
expect that he only wanta me to give some
measage ior him to my tather. iie will
not detain me. But if I let you stay, you
muat not talk any more as you have been
taiKing, Mr. i reafce."
At this rnomaut thera were footstepa on
the staircase, and Horace, without another
word, fled incontinently into the back
drawing-room and rapidly drow the cur
taina bebind him so as to conceal himaelf
from the new-comer, who immediately
afterward was announced.
Mr. Murley was not ao nervous as Mr.
Freake had been upon his first appear
ance. He shook hands with Lydia in an
easy and light-heartod manner, paid her
an airy compliment, seated himself com
fortably opposite her, and, without many
preliminariea, revealed the object of his
visit. " I know that your father is out,
Miss Lirripip," he said, " and I may aa
well confesa at once that I have dehber
ately taken advantage of hia absence to
come and see you upon a subject which
nearly concerna my happiness. I sbould
have spoken about it last night but that I
oould not command your attention save
for a few minutes at a time. Now, how
ever, we are Bafe from intorruption.''
"But, Mr. Murley," said Lydia, ' it
would be so much better if you would call
when my father ia in."
"Oh, that is not important, my dear
Misa Lirripip. It ia a subject that may
be settled by you alone."
"Pleaao, Mr. Murley, do not tell me
about it now," pleaded Lydia ; " the win
dowa are open, you know, and thero are
aervantB about tho house, and "
Thia time Horace, as well as Lydia,
was relieved ; but Mr. Murley was f urious.
"Let me aee yon to-morrow," ho Baid
"Yea I no I no I" returned Misa Lirripip,
thankful for any opportunity of getting
rid of him. " Good-bye, Mr. Murley,
good-byel'' And the aame servant who
showed up Sir Pertinax Popinjay showod
down Mr. Merton Murley, who glared at
the Baronet with a look which apoko
" My dear Lydia," Baid Sir Pertinax as
he offerod both his hands to Miss Lirripip;
" you were really charming laat night. 1
never Baw such a perfect sylnh in my life,
and many people agreed with me. You
were tho belle of the room. Thero is no
doubt about it."
" I'm sure it is very good of you, Sir
Pertinax, to say so," returned Lydia.
" But I thought that the countesa her
" Ob, the counteas I She and you can
not be mentioned togethor, my dear.
Every one said so. And besides, the
countess of course is married. She has
mot her f ate. Ha, ha I But you you are
still my dear Miss Lydia. I may be a
fool j but, upon my honor, I have come
here tbis evening with the determinod in
tention of askiug you whether you will
havo me. You know I worship the very
ground you stand on." And, to Lydia's
great consternation, the old gontleman,
ere she could prevent him, gallantly
knelt at her feet, and took her hand, with
tbe evident intention of preasing it to
" Do get np, pleaso, Sir Portlnax," said
Miss Lirripip, forgetting for a moment
that Horace Freake was within hearing,
but anxioua that tbe Baronet should not
make himself unnecessary ridiculoua even
to hor. " You oan talk just as well if you
sit down ; but really yon mustn't talk in
that way. I don't want to be married ;
indeed, I don't. You know I liko yon
very much, but I could not poasibly marry
Sir Pertinax roso with dignlty and
looked rather disappolntod. " I had hoped,
Lydia, that you liked mo well onough ovon
for a husband. "What you say, bowever,
may not bo final, bocauso nothing oan
altor my regard for yon, and perhaps in
tho future you may think bottor of me."
"I could not think bottor of you than
I do," roturnod Miss Lirripip foelingly,
" and you do not know how sorry I am
that this haa happened. "Wo oan nover
agaln bo tho aame to oach other. I am ao
Hlr Portlnax began to teei aorry too,
for, up to that evening, he and Lydia had
alwaya been liko uncle and niece, and, in
an unoasy way, ho turned tho conversa
tion into another chanuoi. But he could
not for long carry it on, and in loas than a
quarter of an hour ho aald good-bye, liko
a sonaiblo man as he waa ln spite ot hia
weaknosa and departed.
No aooner had bo qnltted tho room
than Iloraco emorged from his hiding-
place. Lydia blushed to remember all
that ho had overhoard : but he did not
allude to it. " Lydia," he continued, al
most as u nolhing had happened to uis
turb him, " I lovo you truly, and with all
my heart. Will you, can you, learn to lovo
me, for your lovo alone will make me com
pletoly happy ?"
" uo not aak me," roplied Jjydia, who
waa once moro seated. " You know what
I have juat gono through. My head is in
a whirl. "
"But think how happy you can mako
me, Jydia I xou would bo everything to
mo, as indeed you aro already, and
would spend all my days in making you
it is unnoccessary to chronicio the
whole of tho further converaation that
took place. Sufltca it to say that at last
Miss Lirripip diacovored not only that
she could, but that she actually did, love
Horace Freake a little, and on the strength
of that she promised to marry him.
iiorace waa in the act ot preauming
upon this promiso by kiasing Lydia for
tho iirat timo, and waa enjoying one ot
tho happinst momeuta of hia life, whon
another of thoso furious ratattata shook
" Another V" said Mr. Freako with a
smile. " I ahall go back to my retroat
until wekno who has arrlved, for now I
muat ba on the spot to look after you."
And in spite of Lydia's proteatations, ho
onco more retirod to tho back drawing
room. Two minutes aftorwarda, the general,
very hot and very angry, atamped up
stairs and burst into the prosence of hia
daughter. " Everything has gone wrong I"
ho exclaimed. " They votod mo out of
tho chair; they flew in my face; they
decided that the wretchod foreignera
don't want cold baths." And he pounded
with his atick, which he had brought up
with him, and looked at Lydia, as thougb
sho were the cause of his discomfiture.
" Well, papa," aaid Miss Lirripip, sooth
ingly, "all the bottor. Now you won't
have to go to any more of their horrid
At this juncture Horace, who was
troubled with a slight cold, gave forth a
stifled and infinitesimally amall aneeze.
" Lydia," cried tbe genoral, aa he threw
himself wearily into the arm-chair, " I'm
sure thero's a cat in the back drawing
room. Go and turn it out." And Mias
Lirripip, having no alternative, went cau
tioualy behind the heavy curtains, and
was there reccived in her lover's arma.
" You cannot speak to him to-night,"
ahe whispared. " Ha would not liaten to
yon. xou soe how croas bo 10. Uome
Horace, therelore, silently took another
kiss; and Lydia, having unlocked the
littlo-naed door of tha back room, chased
him, with many oxprassions of animoaity,
down the aoftly carpated staircase, and
with a cry of " Sboo, catl" finally let
him out of tha front door.
When ahe raturned to the drawing
room, General Lirripip gavo vent to some
angry exprasiions of bostility toward the
entire feline tribe, and when bo had thus
deltvered himself went off to bed.
How tbe story ended may easily be
guessed. When Lydia's father waa in a
coolor mood, Horace found no difiioulty
in obtaining hia conaent to the marrisge,
which took place three months alter
warda; and to the end of their daya,
neitber Sir Pertinax Popinjay nor Mr.
Merton Murloy had any idea tbat a third
person was preaent when they proposed to
Miss Lirripip in Bruton-street, Groavenor
Equare. Chambtrt' Journal.
Wifk's Commandjients. First, Thou
shalt hav no other wife but me ; second,
thou shalt not take the name of tliy wife
in vain ; third, remember thy wife to
keop her rospectable; fonrtb, honor thy
wif e'a father and mother ; fif th, thou shalt
not fret ; aixth, thou shalt not find fault
with thy dinnor; Beventh, thou shalt not
chew tobacco ; eightb, thou shalt not be
behind thy neighbora ; nintb, thou shalt
not visit the rum tavern, thou ahalt not
covet tho tavern-koeper's rum, nor his
brandy, nor his gin, nor hia wine, nor
anything that is behind tha bar of the
rum-aellor : tentb, thou ahalt not visit the
billiard hall, neither for worshiping in the
dance, nor heapa ot money that ao on the
table. Smyrna Times.
" This example ian't right," said a Da-
troit Bcbool-boy to hia taacber, aa ho exhib
ited his arithmetio. "Wuvbo?" "Why,
it figures the interest on $400 at six per
cent." " Well, ian't that right V" " No,
ma'am. Pa alwaya fignres at thirteen per
cent, and if there are twenty-four days
over he calls it a month I I guess this is a
muprint. lttrou vrtt J'ress.
" Tiik yellow-jaokot," says a high grade
naturalist, "is an interesting study."
Yes, it ia. Evory farmer who plows up a
noflt of yellow-iackets finda the whole
family of them an interesting study.
But he nsually coes away from thero
about a inile and a half before he stopa to
study 'em. Middletown l ramcnpU
" Bkciorra. I" said aninebriatod Iliber-
nian the otbor day, as he saw a China-
man's head sticking out of a coal hole in
the pavoment, " pbat do thim haytbin
diviia caro lor a tratie, at all, at all, wbln
they vo dug a tunnel clane through, so
they havel" San Francuco Post.
A boientist says tbat in tbe raoon a
bickory uut falling from a bough would
craah through a man liko a minie ball,
Tbat stttles it. We shall never go to the
moon to gather hiokory nuts. Normlown
Tiik grindstone is the one pieco of mech
anibin in uso by all nations and with
all it ia idontical in forin and prlnoipla
Evorybody has some ax to grind. Lowell
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