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Representative in Congress H. S. BUNDY.
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I lore my lore so well, I would
There were no eyea but mine that could
'. Bee my eweet piece of womanhood,
; ;,;, And martel of delight.
I dread that evenjthe ana should rise, .
That bold, bright rover of the skies,
Who dares to touch ker dosed eyes,
' ' ' And put her dream to flight.
No maid could be more kind tome,
No truer maiden lives than she, ,
But yet I die of jeoloiwy, ' ' ,
A thousand deaths in one!
I 'cannot boar to see her. stop, '
With her soft hand a Sower to crop,
I envy even the clover top '' ' '
Her dear foot treads upon!
How cruel in my sight to bless ,
Even her bird with the caress , ',
Of fingers that I dote not press " ,
Those la4y fingers, white,. . ,
' ' ' ' '!';' 1
That nestle oft in that dear plaoo .
Between the pillow and her faoe,
And, never asking leava or grace,
Caress her checks at night.
'T is torture more than I can bear,
To see the wanton summer air
Lift the bright tresses of her hair,
' And careless let them fall. 1 '
, The wind that through the roses slips, '
And every sparkling dew-drop sips,
Witheut rebuke may kiss her lips,
The sweetest rose of all. .
I envy on her neck of snow,
The white pearls hanging in a row,.
The opals on her bean that glow, '
Hushed with a tender red.
I would not in her chamber fair,
The curious stars should see her, where
' I, even in thought, may scarcely dare
For reverenoe to tread. ' ' u
- 0, maiden, hear and answer me, ,
" In kindness or in cruelty;' : '
Bid mo to live, or ltit'pedie, ' 1 '
. I cry, and cry again! ,. , ,
. Give me to touoh one golden tress,
Give me thy white hand to caress, .
Give me tty red, red lips to prees,
And ease ray jealous pain.
HEIEN BLAUVEIT'S HEART.
BY JOSEPHINE POLLARD.
I straightened the limbs, smoothed
the toft gray bair, and performed all the
necessary dune preparatory . to the iti
nera) ; and when there remained noth
ing for me to do but to sit down and
thin K. I really felt as though that was
the hardest task of all. I had shed bat
few tears, although she who lay dead
was bound to me by strong ties of affoo
tion. My sorrow was all tor tbyself.
I oould not weep that she, poor brov
ken-hearted one, was released from pain
and anxiety. Oh I oq. , ,!
'This will bring Edward to his senses,'
she had Baid a ehort time before she
breathed her laiit. .; 'It hasahnoat killed
me to see my poor boy so blinded by a
passion that will surely bring him to ,ru
in. The Wordens are a proua umtiy,
and would never consent1 that -their
daughter should wed with one so much'
br inferior. Julia Worden will oast
back the love of the poor meohanio at a
time when he" will feel the' blow most
poignantly.' Poor boy! poor boy !
1 lit the lamp ; and resting my neaa
on my arms, awaited Edward's return.
1 was barely oonsoious of bearing the
olook strike several times ; while the
lamp, burning dimmer,' finally went out
altogether, and left, me alone with death
and darkness.: 1 ':':.:.,:,lc: '.
Presently the outer door was opened
spftly, and Edward's step approaohed the
room where I sat. IN ever a nignt passed
but he oame to kiss his mother, and to
inquire if there was any thing she wished
him to do. Ah I he had ; been a most
dutiful son. until, this wild love took
possession of his heart, and orowded out
all:; that ; was purer and holier. Every
step he took through the hall seemed to
press upon -my heart, ana when be stood
la tne room, l soreamed from
pain." '.! :v-u- : s:;.... ;i . :.
ueieor oe exoJalmed. 'what ib the
1 ' i. A
Why have1 you no light
mm mother .
He spoke so rapidly, 1 oould scarcely
have given a separate answer i to eaoh
question ; but the dread monosyllable,
that had lain like a weight at my heart
for so many hours, pressed through my
lips, and I whispered 'Dead P.
Life seemed to part from every thicg
at once ; and for a second or more there
was not a sound in the room, .Then
with a sob ofngaisb, suoh as I hope
never to hear again, Edward turned from
the room, and left the house. . .
The morning broke, and roused me to
a sense of my duty. ' If there had been
other hands to take the work out of
mine, and other hands to plan and direot
I think I Bhonld have lost my reason.
I was so entirely alone in the world. v
I waited for Edward's' return all that
day, aod tho next; but' he came not
Anxiety for him partially removed the
pain I folt at the loss .of his mother;
(tut the days were passing, and it was
time fo me -to 'bury my dead.' '
At last, there was nothing left but the
memory of Mrs. Rusbmore, and the
lonely house Beemed to grow lonlier every
day I remained in it.' ; :
Edward was surely dead, I thought
remorse had killed him ; and it was use
less for me to linger where every thing
reminded me so strongly of the departed.
What terrible days those were, only
those can know who have passed through
the same, and felt all their bitterness.
1 Ifclected some articles of furniture,
aomo keepsakes, aod one or two' orna
moots of little value, bat whioh would,
in my new life, servo to remind me of
the old. These I had carefully paoked
and directed. There were no farewells
to De said. 1 had made no friends, if I
may exoopt the olergyman, who came od
oasionally to see Mrs. Itushmore, and
officiated at the funeral. v! ' '
I had come to the village like a vessel
that books a harbor of peaoe and safety,
Now the noed was over, I could lift an
ohor, and sail away f and those - might
never hear of mo again. I fait a sort of
melanoholy satisfaction m thus slipping
away, and leaving bo trace bohind.
Even the grave on the hill-sido had no
attraction for me ; for I carried my dead
with mo. "
When I was a little girl, before I came
to live with Mrs. Rushmore, my home
had been in a town many milos distant
from Fairhaven. ' I oould remember it
was a noisy, flourishing place , and I
thought it better 'to commence my - life
there, than attempt it in a village; or
small town where there was not enough
excitement to make me forget my troub
les. I hired a small room ; ; had my
luggage removed, and soon in order :
and then went out in searoh of work.
had not led an idle life hitherto, and 1
had no Idea of making myself comforta
ble, and sitting down to enjoy ir,
i:My sewing-machine was impatient, I
knew, and 1 had greater reasons for
wanting to hear its cheerful, hum again.
I thought myselt remarkably ' fortunate
to secure as muoh work as I did, with so
little trouble. Merely a specimen of my
skill seemed to bo perfectly satisfactory,
and I already felt my portpmonnaie ex
pand at the prospeot of greenbaok and
currenoy. . s . . ' : . t , -i
I had only myself to work lor, if is
true that took away the koonneas of
the enjoyment of gtin; but -till there
are always ways' of doing good, if one
Das the . disposition ; and 1 felt . certain
that whenever , I had too muoh for my
self some claimant would oome for. his
portion. yHilh my neighbors I had very
little to do; in fact,, I should scarcely
bavo known who they were,' but for the
ocoastoual meetings on the stairs. The
room adjoining my own was occupied by
woman and a child. 1 never heard a
man's voice or stop in the room ; and till
through tho day, tho little girl kept up
an incessant singing, which seemed to
keep me from being lonesome, and prob
ably answered the same purpose with
her.,'. 'i . .'"."
. 1 soon began to tako a wonderful in
terest in tho little warbler ; and, finally,
my curiosity was roused to such a pitch,
that one morning I waived allceromony,
and knocked at the door , of the " cage.
Tho BiDcincbird was questioning me
with her eyes, before I had time to real
ize-, what 1 was doing but,,, wttri my
usual straightforwardness, I plunged into
the matter without any ciroumlocutiou.
She was a mite of a thing, though not as
young as I had imagined. , ;
.'Won't you visit me, ' andcheer aio
with your singing?' I asked. .'V " V i
Z 'You live next door?;:;" :V , ' h
tVaa and am alnnn mnnt .if the timQ.'
Mud so am I,
'Well, whv shoulda't we keep each
other company ?'." . ; '';v" .',
Aftnr unrnn rinsitatinn aha crathared UD
" 1 D .
' j i a r.: .mil
OtT18, wor arrangeu uerure, bmu ioiiuwoj
me into my owahttle don. 1 , -,
' I gavo hor a cosy seat, by the' window,
ana went to my own worn wun . acarceiy
3 -p i. .v-L' L:.t... iJM
word of apology to rojf' visitor.1 - did
a woru oi apuiugv i
DOtwishjhor tofool that I had courted
her aooioty out of cariosity. When Bhe
eh 088 she might tell me who she was ; it
satisfied me, at present, to know her name
was Lucy. ' j - ;
-' How her eyes brightened, When she
glanocd around toy room at the book;
ard pictures I ". She forgot that her hands
were idleJor that there was any neeesn.
sity for exertion. She seemed to be in a
kind of dream. 1 -
As I watohed her, it gradually dawned
upon my soul that Providence had 'led
me to work outside of myself. Here
was a young, ird mortal mind, hungry for
food too long denied,' What if I under
took to train it ; to strengthen and direct
its capabilities: to mould and shape tho
plaetio clay I should strengthen my
own bouI with the food I gave to another,
It would, be pieasant work. : i
fT7:.l Jl . . 1 i-1 1 X . I. f
t ho mo, ' uecus luuoweu quiotiy ou
thoughts. " Lucy Reynolds oame to be
more than a companion to me; and I
was 'abundantly repaid ' for any act of
kindnoes or .extra exertion, by hor warm
affeotion for. me, her desire to learn, and
the marked improvement eaoh day devel
oped. She was an orphan, like myself.
Her aunt, with whom she lived, wan a
dressmaker, and seldom at home any day,
exocpt Sunday. The fatigue consequent
upon her labors prevented her' from at
tending to any thing more than the phy
sical wants of her nice. ...
I am inclined to think that Luoy's
notes were not altogether indioativo of a
she sang to keep herself from thinkiog
of all she pined tor. Do you wonder
that she blessed me lor bet freedom (
1 Five years slipped by. Five years I
and they made no suoh great change in
me, alter all. The face was as smooth,
the eye as clear, the hair as brown , and
my heart never forgot its song of youth
or hope. Luoy aod I had our vaoations;
days that were given over, to freedom ot
thought and action. How wo did enjoy
those days in the solitude of the woods,
bylhe margin of a brook, where none
but the birds oame to interrupt us I How
short they seemed; and how sorry we
were when the setting sun reminded us
that it was time to be getting baok to the
noisy old town I , . ( i
It was just at twilight one September
afternoon; ; tbe fitting olosa to a golden
day, that 1 Bat rocking back and forth,
thinking of the years that wore past ;
and more than all of Fairhavon.
I never oould thinfc what possessed me
to loop dwelling upon that theme.. More
than' ever hateful it soened ; yet 1 oould
not feeep my thoughts from constantly
reverting to it. finally I roused myself
by a great effort, and began making pre
parations for suppor, s . .
Itwas while thus engaged that I heard
voioes outside my door. a 1
This room, if you please, sir.' it
was Luoy's veioe; but whom could she
be addressing I ' ' ; 1 ... .
I was slightly alarmed ; and gave a
not very cordial 'Come in to the timid
knock. !' ' ' "
II Was Edward ! . 1 ' ! -I
did not suppose I should ever ; be
glad to see htm; but I was. ; .
And he? Why, J. don't thin A be too
his eyes off me during the whole of his
stay I : ''-''' . ; ' ';' '
I had so many questions to as A, and he
to answer, that it was after ton- o'oloci
before I thought of any thing to eat.
Edward reminded me that I had had no
supper, aud urged me to prepare the meal
as speedily as possible, that he ' might
partafce. vv nicn i aio, , ,
mis was his story :
Julia Worded had jilted him on the
evening , ot bis mother s, doath, , Alter
waodoriog about to reoover from depres
sion of spirits, he oame , borne tu pour
his troubles m bis mother a ear, aod com
fort her with the assurance that hereaf
ter, while she lived, no love but hers
should fill his heart.'! That ear was deaf,
that heart oold , aod, , feeling li&e 'one
accursed, he fled out of sighraod hear
ingof all that had caused, auoh a weight
Me lay oa the beaoh till morning, ho-
ping the tide would carry . htm .away.
Then he wandered, he scarcely. Anqw in
whatdireotion, but ever keeping near the
shore, until walking was ' impossible, so
wea& had he ' beoome for want of food,
and then, ha lay down to die, , .'', V ;
He was picAted up by some sailors, and
ta&en on board . yeBsel, bound to Cali.
fjroU., As soon as he was able, he be
gan to mae himself useful, and -by the
" ... . - . . . . . .
time they reacnecv the 'golden lano, had
won thq respect and confidence of all on
board. ... ..,-..'.'!,'" '".'. "'"
r One night Le .made his, esoape and
found his way to the mining district.
litre good ' fortune., seemed,; td attend
him : 'and the discovery of a "valuable
nugget, whiod put 'him.'beydnd'th.e fear
of poverty,, tor a wnile at least, inspired
I him with
a usbiio to vibji , uit tormei
home. He found the house at Fairhaveo
deserted, and aftdt tracing me, , link by
link, succeeded in finding my hiding
place. . " ' -
Lucy had prowo'to be, a fine "' young
woman, and had seeuied an excellent
situation in a first-class store. She was
inoluded in sll the plansjfor our amuse
ment; and I fanoiod I detected a grow
ing fondness, on Edward's part for ay
young protegee. ',
Edward never spoke ot returning io
California, and I never allowbd myself
to dream of the possibility os sooh a
thing. . He had always been li&e a broth
er to . me : and if he and Lucv were to
leave me. I should be desolate indeed.
So you may imagine how little I was
prepared for what followed. '
'Do you never get tired of sewing,
Helen?' he asked onolrainv dav late in
November, that he had come to spend
with me, and read Tennyson.
Uh I yes ; very often i' i answered.
'And often l lonely ? ho continue
edf with an . added tenderaeaa in hia
voioe. . . ,
'More often than I could tell. But
why do you play tho inquisitor ?' I
asZhhj, surprised at the odity of bis ques
tions, well as his manner.
'Booause, Helen, I want you to marry
me. It grieves me to thinkhow lonely
and unprotected you are. I am able to
provide for you, and I claim the right to
do so,'.. .- , ' ' ..
'What right?1 I aBked, with a show of
! 'The right of one who loves you well
and fondly; Dear Helon, say that you
will let me make a home for you and be
your proteotor;' '
Had he put it in any other way, I
might bavo yielded , but my proud boart
oould never listen to such an appeal. '
'No V I said ; 'most decidedly no 1'
. 'Helen P he moaned; 'you will not
utterly destroy the only hope that has
sustained me I Set a time one, two.
thrao yeara if. need be and I will wait I
Thinfe again,1 Helen, and let not tbis
answer be final.' ' ;
I oould not look at him. The pathos
of his voice unnerved me, and 1 wept ;
butii was no sign of yielding, .,
I truly believed that it was pity for my
lonely ooodition that Lad promptedjiim;
that there was nothing real about it;
and that Lucy's younger and happier
face would effect a ehange in his feelings.
So I Invited her to spend the evening
with me ; aod she, nothing lotb, brought
her worfc, and oame early.
But Edward did not oome I v
Then I realized what I had lost ; and
it seemod as though a wave had swept
over the past five years, and that I was
again a lonely mourner by the dead, in
the little cottage ,at Fairhaveo.
I BAD been nearly ' two years at the
plaoe where I am now living, when one
morning a note was handod me by the
boy who tends the store below. It was a
hastily-sorawled note, not any ways
Clean ; and yet it made my heart leap to
my throat as I too& it in my hand.
Some subtle mesmeric influence pervaded
. There was but a line. ' 'May I eome
borne to you, Helen?' and it needed no
While I mused, I heard stepasoend
ing the stair; then there was a feeble
knoofe at my door, and in another mo
ment I stood faoo to faoe with Edward
Rushmore. ' ,".'."'"'." .' '" !
Say rather the wree& of what he was ;
Pale, attenuated, feeble, he looted hope
less and helpless enough, fie had been
days trying to find me. though Luoy had
given direction's explioU enough; but
his strength failed so fast, he was obliged
to stop and rest, when his heart was
hurrying him on. His coming to me.
and the way he spoe, oonvinoed me that
he thought he had not long to live.'.
' It was a day in March, cold and ehilly.
I put a' chair near the fir, and drew him to
it. ' The' touoh of my hand seemed to re
vive him, and a warm oup of tea I sooa had
in readiness, made a wonderful and speed
improvemeni in tne invaiia. it was evident
he had tasted but little food for several
days. I talked to him of mv own life its
myriad hopes and. fears of the plans I had
made for the future, but not one word did 1
ay that had any reference to him' Whatever.
And I sa,w he felt it. . -
m kind landlady made vacant a small
room adjoining my own, which I fitted ct aa
neatly as I. could, putting on the mantel the
ornaments I had brought from Falrhaven ,
and adding one - or two familiar articles, of
rurniture, that it might have a home look.
' Still tbe step was weary, and the eye laoked
the luster of former days. A week from the
day he came to me, he was thoroughly pros-
truvu, ana u my time ana attention were
devoted to tne care of him. '-
1 For nearly a foitnight he was delerious
and in his ravlnrs he revealed mash that I
wished to know, but never should have dared
' As ha lay there, helpless as a child,"l folt
more man ever my own strength, and oonld
kardly - ha thankful enough that God had
blessed me with a vigorous constitution,
had never been seriously ill in my life.
Then, as I looked around oa all tbe Inani
mate things that had given me plnawre, I
felt how inadiquate they were to satisfy the
desires of my heart. . My books, they had
been eweet companions iu many an hour thai
would else have been lonely, yet how wear
isome aod dull they had become This life,
which lay languishing beside me, and might
any moment bi swept away out of sight alto-'
gether, made me feel the utter lonellnafea of
u.j condition. ' ...... t
Something human I waa the cry of my
heart. Heaven waa hatter than a...
ft.nd during? thft tnnnth nt Mn fn hat.inft
e - . " . . --,1 J 1 -
Convalesced rapidly, and a consequenoe,
all my maidenly shyaess and reserve re
But Edward would not speak, though his
eves were eloquent, and I had almost to tell
him I had repented my former decision.
Who but a wife could give him thenars he
needed'? ; ' . :,,. ;
'But I am poor, Helen: I lo've you too wall
to think of being a drag on your existence,
even for- a short time.'
'Nonsense What I have earned I have a
rieht to use, and I'nveure your board, woa't
amount to much, unlet your appetite im
proves mora rapidly.' . .
He could not raise an objection that 1 did
not meet and overcome. 1 knew it waejbet
ter than any medicino 1 eould give him, and
it was wonderlul what a ehange there waa
ia bim for the better, when the day was set,
and he knew that he had indeed won Helen
Blauvelt'a heart. - . ti
I have written to Lucy, and she has prom-
ised to be present, aud also to accompany
us to Fairhaven, where we propose making
our borne. There will be much to do, and I
shall need her nimble fingers to assist me in
arranging .the house and beautifying the
garden. .,.. ,
Eor myself, I should have chosen any ot ti
er place as my home, but it ia Iward's
fancy, nd where I love, there is no eush
thing as tiierifitt. " ' " - '
Without a bribe j ustice is weak.
Polloy is the mother of prlnoiple. "'
A lean conscience makes a fat office.
Powder is a nice thinj; in: a horn.
Patriotism covers) a multitude of sins.
A man was committed in Poiiannutti. fi
for stealing an nmbrell. -
When is the best time to , read the hnnV
of nature? When autumn turns the leavea.
X vonnr marrUd nnnnia twi a
resemblanoe to some kiad of fruit for in
Rtane green pair. . .,
Fools learn nothlnir from Iha TnAn hut
tho latter muoh from the former.
The world is a creal hrmV nf vhlnh lt.
that never go from home read only a page.
Thad. Stevens says that, he won't "leave
loop Tor the conservatives to hang a hope
1." 'Tia to be honed that ha will I..,. .a
one to hang himself on. , r. ,,
Pin Him' Jenny 1 "j
Scotch minister stooDinz from his nnl-
5t, "have ye got a peen about' ye ?"
YhB. minister " t(Thnn ' etinb
that sleeping brute o'a man o' yours by
your Side." - . - .
THElfollowinsr ootioo aDrjearetl n thn
West end of a oountrv meeting hnnH t
"AnyBdy sticking bills against this
ohuroh, will be prosecuted aooording to
law or any other nuisance."
"Is it verv sioklv here ? said a a An nf
the Ero-' "isle, the other day, to au-
uiub, j8, repnea qis companion,
"a greatSuany have died this year who
3 van ..
never uiea oeiore.
A landlord,' who had 'some verv
weak ehioken broth for dinaer, the other
aay, was asxea Dy a wag ot a boarder if
he oouldn't coax that chicken 10 wade
through that soup once more. " "
''Sib," said a young gentlemen, who
had been taken into custody , for disor
derly conduct, to the magistrate, "has a
man got a right to oommit a nuisance?"
"Certainly hot,'? replied the wife magis
trate,.: "ihen, sirv L must be set tree,
aooording to your own authority. I waa
arreated as a nuisance ; and as nobody
has aright to commit me,' I claim to be
set at liberty'' . : - c ;
An Englishmaa traveling in Ireland.
remarked to the drivor of coach upon
tbe tremendous length of tbe Iruh mile:
"Confound your Irish miles I: Why
there's ho end to them I" :
"Sure, sir,", said tho coachman, ;"the.
roads are bad about here, and bo we give
good measure.". ," - , 1
k' - -iv . ": ; " ,J." , ,n'
Thb propeller ' Rocketj on a Tata trip,
was boarded at one of the small towns
by a lady not ppsted in modern improve
ments on steamers. When a few hours
out, the old lady ' discovered two men
pumping up water. to wash the dock,
and the Captain being near by she , asy
coated him as follows : "Well, Captain
Itioe, got a welt , on boord, eh Vf 'Tes,
ma'atXj always carry one," say the po
lite Captain, Well, . that's, clover,' I
always did dislike ths river water, espeo
islly io dogdsys." .