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BY CORA LEIGH.
A fountain playing la the Btillnesa
Of ft buah iupremely sweet,
Moonlight shimmering rays of silror
At the marble Undine's feet;
Faint, delicious odors, floating
, Dreamy, on the rummer air
Night of softly Italian summer,
How dirinely fair
. .' t
Eyes of dark and melting splendor,
.Where the soul of genius lay,
Eyes, ohl so bewitching tender,
1 That they stole my heart away, ' '
Lips that told the olden story,
Whiob, however old it be,
Holds for each that game sweet glory
- That it held for me.
Tears have passed, and by the fire-light,
As I watoh the embers glow,' '
Thought goes back to that divine night
, By the Arno's moolight flow. .
O, Italia! fair Italial
The poet-artist's treasure-trovel
Thou holdest the sweetest memory,
My heart's bright dream of love. .
BY CORA LEIGH. BROKEN-HEARTED.
BY H. P.
Why did you leave ue, Maud, half broken-
hearted? .) " ' '
, Yoii kuew in my breast I was tender and
' ' " ' true;
Oh, had you but Been my tears sinoe we were
' parted, - .
Tour oonduot to me would certainly rue!
fJOOi morning to 9V,
and from eve unto
Sad and alone I've moaned my sad fate;
Mine is a night that will ne'er have a draw-
ing;.. ' :(-:
Mine is a sorrow that cannot abato.
The nightingale trills his sweet song in the
When fades the bright suu in hia home in
the west; : : .
At morning the lark flies beneath the broad
; skylight, - ; - ,
As they did when my hopes were fairest
-' '''and beat.' - ' i; " ' " ' '
Full often I roam by the broad river flowing,
' And dashing alongby the green, grassy lea,
Where Nature her bountiful gifts is bestow-
:-'. In.: ; - I'-...-, .v.", ,
A joy o,i ft pleasure she cannot give me!
Bnt off to the woods, where the sad, weeping
' i-i'h'. Willow - ili'J
Is bending neath teyphrs, la sadness; I'll
And en the green moss,
with a turf for my
' pniow,. :-
The poor, broken-hearted fond lover 'will
. . . a-
...:.('-. w . . .... .
Ohh yearagol .How mahy tinangt!. .:
ai Methought old Time would bring, ' 1
-As Hope, in gayest, wildest range, ' N
Went forth on Eanoy's wlngV -" ! ; '
Visional and dreams, at bright and fair
At Morpheus could bestow, ; ' ..' ,'
And smiles as sweet at angels wear, ''
Were mine one year ago.
,hi:i uOiU-u' 'It., .
On t ear ago! the future bore , .
. JNo shadow on its Drow;
But ai'ijike grass thaVwent before,
'lis olosed Jn darkness now.,' ,.
Hop? ever smiles en coming -time, .
;,;.Whllesha4owidarkBd Jow,J ;
i Hang oe'r the hopes thai had their birth,
One' little year agol ; -iv, (. .),' n e
How1 often has the use of ardent spirits '''''
"Rendered a man of the brightest Darts "'.
': The commonest je'at of the meanest olown."
A SLEIGH RIDE;
Courting a School Ma'am.
BY H. ELLIOTT M'BRIDE,
- 'Uncle, it in a whim of mine. 1 am
sick and tired of city life, and this round
of fashion. 1 Fortune banters are forevor
besieging me, and I am determined to
marry none of them. When I marry,
the happy man shall be an honest and a
good man, and one who loves me for
mysolf alone, not for my fifty thousand.'
'And so, my dear, this is why you wish
to leave the city, and become a prim
eohool teacher in that glow old village of
Wrentham. You want to marry one of
the unsophisticated olod-hoppors out
there I suppose. Well, you are a queer
child, but of course you shall' have your
way.' -1 " 1 'i
'You are a dear, kind undo,' said the
little fairy, as abe brushed baolc the hair
from bis forehead and imprinted a kiss
'When do you want to commence this
missionary work , of yours?' continued
Morton. 'Will you ba off before day
light to-morrow, and commence immedi
ately the task of teaohiog tho young idea
how to shoot in the proper direction ?'
' 'No, uncle ; I will write to that kind
lady friend of yours, Mrs. Hawley, and
ask her if she will allow me to sojourn
with her for a while.' Then, when I am
in Wrentham, I will nave ample time to
look around me and see if I cau get an
opportunity of filling the office of sohoo
mistress. And remember, unole, I wish
to be known out there only as Alice Lin
ville, not as Alioe Linville ' Harper.
Mrs. Hawley will bumor toe 1 know;
and I hope you will do the same,'
'Certainly ; anything to keop peace in
the family. Everything shall bo arracg
ed as you desire.'
' In three weeks after the conversation
above narrated took place, the pretty lit
tle Alice found herself 6eateJ behind a
high desk ia the dingy school-room of
Wrentham, and ' surrounded by three or
four dozen towsheaded, dirty faced ur
chins. H ot a time ehe felt that she was
out of her ephere, and tired of her uu
dertaking. She pIuoLed oourage' how
ever, and went boldly ahead with her
tvnrfr rlalArminpil thai nnr.liinf? hnt. aitt-
ness or death should remove her. In the
course of time Bhe cameto like the busi
ness, ana her sonolars almost idolized
her; this being tho case she progressed
swimmingly. The ' school," whioh had
before reoeived the name of tbe Fighting
Don, was now very muoh ohanged ; and
Alioe, as a teacher, received golden opin
ions Irom all Borts of people.
Reader, enter with me the office of a
modern Esbulapiuf. 'Tia a .dirty place
to go, I know, as the air is perfumed
with all kinds of ugly and disagreeable
medicines. Harry Benson is there, and
we mast enter too, if we would hear the
conversation with ' the ' young Dootor,
even Mark Peroival. j ; '
'I tell you, Harry, you'll regret if you
marry ber. Take my advioe, and don't
propose. This kind of love is all moon,
shine. She's as poor as Job's turkey,
nd makes her living by Bchool teaohiog.
Even if jou could live on love for a
week, you would tire of it alter a while,
and would begin to' hunger for bread
and beef. Take the adviceot a sensible j
man, do not marry until you find wo.
man who is sole possessor of a small pile
: 'Doctor, you and I have been friends
from our youth up, and 1 have tnvaria
bly found your advioo ' sound and good,
but I feel disposed ti)"fiave ho' heed to it
In.' the present case, '. Just wait till you
come across your , brighr, particular star,
and you'll grab her and think, yourself
happy in getting her, evert if she haBn't
1 GU . , - ,
; 'And,sfJ you think this Alice Lip ville
your bright particular star, or in other
words tho right woman. . Well, if you
do' I suppose you had better, go ahead
but, really, i woman i like to ..marry a
little 'girl who wields the birohen stiok
tor a liviflE", atid 'who hasn't any wealth
but the little amount of calico she carries
on her back.'. ..,-'. "
; 'Doctor,'; I tell jou I. don't 7 care for
that.-J I know I am poor, but I have a
strong right 'arm, able ' and' willing' to
work, )'l had rather,' 1 know,' should I
be suooeeafiil, be ab'e to take Alioe tda
splendid house, but if she loves; m1 she
will be willing to share my bumble cot
tage. But, Dootor, I can talk no Ion
ger ; I must oall . at Mrs.. Hawley's this
evening to see if Alioe will , accompany
me to the Jeleignlng-party tonight. I
iuppose you will be on hand?' '
: 'I'll' be tbero- bet high on that; ai
will Bhow you a star that will eclipse your
bright particular; and a star, too, that
has a golden light, whioh adds new lus
ter to her beams.'
. 'Well, good-by; and I wish you suoi
cess in your pursuit of a pile of gold.'
; 6oe:would have thought the . whole
world was out that evening, to have stood
on one street of Wrentham, and listened
to the aleigh bells, as they tinkJevLand
tattlea and crashed, as the forty sleighs,
freighted with their precious burdens of
lads, and lasses, dashed down the rook
bound valleys of Moss.
The night was froBty : oh. so frosty :
and the stars twinkled and blinked, as if
tbey also enjoyed the fun of the sleigh
ride ; and th horeoa bounded along as if
proud or being in the gay procession. .
As the sleighs dashed through the vil
lage, windows were thrown up and doors
flung opon, and the startled pooplo rushed
out to see what was the matter, ouoh
gay prooesmon don't often break the
monotony of that quiet little village
and whenit came, in all its grandeur and
magnificence,: with silvory bells and
laughing boys and girls, it was not te be
wondered at that the ; village should be
startled and surprised, and they should
drop all, and rush out, unmindful of the
biting, trosty air. 1 . ,
, And the eighty laughing boys and
girls were then, on tleir way.
The fourth sleigh in the crashing,
jingling procession, contained tho fair
ma'am Alien Tiinvill oml Ihn . nnnn
- i " j"""a
farmer, tiarry Ueoson.
ine Florence Hotel was distant some
six or eight miles from Wrentham, and
Harry had ample time to tell his tale of
love. , And while the stars looked down
and twinkled with a frosty brilliancy,
and the hills around echoed and re-ech
oed with the tinkling of thousands of
sleightbells, he did tell his tale of love.
He told her he had loved her ever sinoe
she first came among them ; he told her
he was poor, but if she would consent to
be his bride he would ever strive to make
her happy; haloid her he would strew
her . path .with flowers; he told her. he
would love her forever; and he told her
a great many other things it would be
useless to repeat, in fact he got poetical,
and Said just such queer things as a good
many other boys do, when they come to
tbe 'sticking point.'
Alice loved him, and Ble said so.
She oonsentcd to be his wife she said
'yes,' in the sweetest tones imaginable,
and When she did say yes, it threw Harry
into a 'spell,' and regardless of the lookers-on
in tho sleigh behind, flung his
arms around her and kibsed ber half a
dozen times. The consequence of, this
was, Harry's horse beoame frightened at
tbe several sraaoks, and as Harry oouldn't
hold the linjs and Alice at onoe, the
horse ran over the bank and upset the
happy - couple into a snow drift ; they
were soon picked np, however, nothing
serious having ocourred, and the proces
sion again shot on at lightning speed
toward the hotel. , , ! "
As the story writers say, I have but
little more to add.
Alioe informed Harry of her wealth,
as tney xeturnea nome mat nigoi irom
the party, and why she played the parj
of school ma'am, Harry broke out
again in a joyous spell, but he was oare
ful this time to use but one arm in his
vehement and delighted gestures. '
After sohool had expired, ehe returned
to the city, and in a short time was mar
ried to Harty Benson. v, ,, ; .
The. eyes of tbe villagers opened wide
in astonishment when the story dame out
that Harry .Benson had married Alioe
Linville, and that she was worth fifty
thousand dollars. " ' - .
1 Harry and Alioe are now living on a
large farm near the village, and neither
of "them have forgotten the bargain they
made and' sealed that frosty 'January
night 1 while taking ' together their first
sleigh ride, f.r'v '
tgrJfapoleon, Arkansas; sends us an an
ecdote ef ft Texas soldier
: i While trudging-'- along one clay ' all al
a soldier met a Methodist oircit rider and at
once recognized him as such, but affeotrd ig-
noranoe of it.' " 1 .' , 1 . -
' Preacher "What command do you belong
to?". ' '"! ' :'' 7: r:.i:;;n:o -
; . Soldier "i belong to the the-Texaa reg
iment, Van Dom's army, What army do you
I 'Preaoher (Very solemnly "I belong to
the amy of the Lord" " !
f Soldier "My friend, you've got s ft 'very
long way from Head Quarters" unh hi...
I a ' : ' ' '! i
) ,tHow does ft pieher of water differ from
a 'nfts throwing his wife) of. brldw? , . ..
j One is water in ft pitoher, . the . other, is
pitch her in the water. . . . : i ; y '
j tgyft Is as hard for the good : to su spect
eviL as it is for the bad to suspect good. '
7 , i .; - j.1.
; iDisoretion is speech
better than eloiaesce, I, ' .,
is greater and
Origin of Illusirious Persons.
Columbus was the son of a weaver, and ft
Claude Lorraine was bred a pastry eook,
Cerventes was a common soldier.
Homer was the son of a small farmer.
Molier was the son of tapistry maker.
Demosthenes was tbe son of ft cutler.
Terrence was 4 slave.
Oliver Cromwell was the son of a London
Howar d was an apprentice to ft grocer.
Franklin was a printer, and a eon of ft
tallow ohandler and sap boiler.
Vr, Ibomas, tSishop of Worcester, was tbe
son.-of a linen draper. ,
Daniel Defoe was ft . hostler, and son of ft
Whitfield was the son of an inn-keeper at
Glouo heater, ''.
Bishop Prideau worked in a kitchen at
Exeter College, Oxford. .. , ., , r
Cardinal Wolsey was tbe son of a butch
er. . .
Fergerson was a ihepard.
Dean Tucker was the son ef a small farmer
inCardingahire, and performed his journey
toOx ford on foot.
Virgil was the son of a porter.
Horace was the son of a shop keeper.
Shakespeare was the son of a wool stapler.
Milton was ft son of a money eorlvener.
Robert Burns was a plowman iu Aryshire.
Confuoius was a carpenter.
Mahommrd, the prophet, "so called," was
the driver of asses. . . . , '
Mohomet AU was a barber.
Madam Barnadolte was a washer-woman
in Paris. '
Napoleon was ft defendant of an obscure
family in Corsica, was a Major when be mar
ried Josephine, the daughter of a tobacooist
oreolfl at Martinique.
-John Jacob A at or once sold apples in the
streets of New York. .
Catharine, Empress of Russia, was a camp
. . Cinoinnatus was ploughman in bis vine
yard when the Dictorship of Home was oner
ed him. : - - -"
UNDER THE ROD.
BY HARRIET N. HAVENS.
: Jhnailiar Anf ot fin
And weariess; - .
Another day of sighing
--i - ; ; , '
Another day to bear
' . Our heavy load, -! '
And press, with weary feet, ,v. i
; The thorny road, ..'.
Another day to mourn
O'er idols fled,
For hopes that chdrished long
',.- Are with the dead, ' ; t
Another day to suffer ) ,, .. ;
For our God, . . , ., . ,
And find the beauty hiJ .
Beneath his rod.
'i J i '
Another day to feel
, . God's power to bless, . ..
While strength we gain each hour
' t Through deep distress.
tQThe btst friend a clear consoience. .
-.. i nil, i
tfScene: Young lovers on the balcony.
Mr. lslllin uO, bow calm, : how sweet and
peaceful the moon looks."
Mies Uooen "Yes: but don't you think it
looks very conspicuous?" r,;
tGermaay will send a olook to Paris
that will show the time at twenty-six differ
ent points in all parts of the world. , . ,
., , '. ;
Acoording to an act of Congress, the
Clerk of , the. House of Representatives is
empowered to authorize two newspapers
in eaoh of the exoluded states to publish
the United States laws and do the official
advertising for the) Government. Good
prioes are paid for this .work, and the
weaker class of newspapers struggle tor
it as if it were the journalistic elixir of
lifeV'"Mr.' MoPherson,' the House Clerk,
has awarded this patronage fa papers in
nearl? all of the Southern States, and we
find that the fortunate ones are all of the1
extreme Kadioal type, nd noarly'all of
them Biokly concerns, whioh 1 oould not
long exist without food from some unu
sual quarter.' It seems to us that if the
Radicals are determined to pension the
the few papers in the South which are
engaged in fomenting disturbances' and
keeping alive politioal passion and Hatred,
it would be better to make a direct mo bey
appropriation. '-J i 'n .
They might as 1 wen be puDiisnca - in
Kamsahatka as in the journals soleoted,
so far as their presentation to the South
ern people Is conoerned. The Baid jour
nals have no .circulation tnatiswortny
of the name, and the few copies that they
print are mainly tent to admiring friends
in the North. , It would be a better plan
to keep them alive by rations from the
frMdnjen'B Bureau. New 'Jfork Suni
Pertinent Questions Answered.
Thk New Orleans Times contains the
tollowing pertinent bit of catechism,
whieh will puzzle some of our lladioal
friends to confute : . , .
Did the Northern States ever have the
institution of slavery ? Yes.
Did tbey free their slaves? No.
How did they get rid of the acouned
thing ? They sold their slaves to tho
people of the South, . . ;
Why did they discontinue slavery in
their midst? Because it paid better to
sell their slaves than to keep them.
Did they make any provision ' for the
future freedom of their slaves when they
sold them? No. n!.1. ; i,,,
What States were chiefly engaged in
the slave trade ?. The, Northern States.
Did they continue the trade after
slavery was abolished in their midst?
Yes. They continued it until the com
mencement of the war.
Which of the Northern States had the
greatest number ot vessels engaged in
this trade and made the most money by
keeping poor Africans and selling them
into bondage? Massachusetts. '
Could not Congress have passed a
gradual emancipation and colonization
act, allowing a moderate compensation
for slaves? It could.
Would such an aot have been accopted
What prompted the rebellion in the
South ? An assurance that the very men
from whom originally the Southern peo
ple purchased their slaves, after they had
been stolen from Afrioa, were determs
ined to release them without a restitution
of their own ill-gotron gains in the
premises, and to make use of the Preed
men as tools,, in order to perpetuate their
own political supremacy.
Have tbe fears of the South been re
alized? .Yes. , .,, ,.(
, It is unnecessary to make ' further ex
tracts from this ruggestiva and retrospec
tive catechism. . r. ,."
A PobcIM Jokk. A good story is
told of a Mr. Sayer of Lexington, Ky;
Mr. Sayie lisps a little,and a good joke
is toid on him, the better for its truth.
Some years since an overseer of one of
his farms told htm he needed some
on his place. Said Mr. Sayer:
'Very well, go and buy four or five
thouth and pigs right away, and put them
on the farm.'., ,( . , -
The man, accustomed 'to obey, and
without que8tioning,'aBked: 'i o:
' 'Shall ' I take .the money with me to
purobase with?' ,
No, thir ' They all know me-.' Thend
them here I'll pay for them, or give you
the money to pay when you get them.'
The overseer went his way and in two
weeks returned, when the following con
versation took place: . , .
'Well, Mr. Syre, I can't get that many
pigs. I have ridden all over the country
all about, and can buy but between eight
and nine hundred.'
'Eight or nine hundred what?' ;
'Eight or nine hundred pigs.'
'Eight or nine hundred pigth I
told you ' to buy so many pigth ?
you a fool?' , . .-. . , , ,,' ;
'You told me to buy them two weeks
Since. I have triod to do it.f''- ; '
, 'Eight or . nine hundred, pigth I My
God I 1 never . told you any thutoh
thingl' ,;' ""'-i'i ''
-,.,'Butyou did yon told mc to go ; out
and buy four or five thousand pigs !'
'I didn't' do no thutch" thing ! ' My
God Mil told you to go aod buy: four or
five taows and thoir little- pigs, and you
have done it I thbuld thay ' ' '
-!'') (' :',:'. ,;,;;',r '(; viiT
" "AQoker Wat. We'1 have heard of
a rather queer will whioh) was lately ad:
mil ted to probate in one of tbe counties
bordering on the upper Cumberland.- A
wealthy old citizen bad ttro sons, one of
whom was in the federal army, and the
other iu' the rebel ' ranks. 'During the
early part 'of the war the old1 1 gentleman,
was taken suddenly itt; and wishing to,
divide bis property equally between his
two sons, bequeathed to - Henry the led
era! soldier), all hia: slave property, em
bracing about fifty negroes, and to Thom
as (the boy in gray), his entire1' landed
estate. -. He died, and thus tbe will stands,
Both brothers lived to return from the
war, and the gallant soldier ' uf the lost
cause being perfootly satisfied that' slavery
was no more, generously t divided the
lands with his brother, and both are liv-'
ing happily together,' and are bitterly op
. iSTThe rising generation-The Fenians,
ISP An infant with a thousand dollar note,
pihnedto its dress was 'recently left in a'
London railway stition, I I- , ;;. .,;
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