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Nfo STAR -AID CATHOLIC M G Z .
- REW OIRLEANS. 8ti:DAXY, FEBRUARY 16, 1868.
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.The Rev. A..T. Ityan, "Me!ns." so iniversally known
for his truas.eotic merit, hascontributed the followifal
-beaitifiil lines to'-the Savannah .ew i aind Barald . It
haslthe ring'uf ;enslitsa:
I:Y lMOINA.-55l? A. J. RiYAN
Go w whe the ts .Iawarves are kissing htbhore,
And aijathtne wlsry dothey sligh
Tbh ls,ts l,. :se .0.i thea toneand times o'er--/
lint they're hl:toisZt lii sehore ettls-dlt imeod it before:
And they'r, vi!Ai4 to -dAy. and ihny'li sight erlussre
Ask theor what mils hone--they will not rdry.
",Why dt your ieitty sianed like a-"lf '!
This-waves will n:at answer yo r shall I.
S n, stand on the betch of the broad bonndh as deep,
w e biglt »ti:s a re ssusming on high
d he hotll ts w5w earem soimgn sleep,
0n tblow.,i11 a by-hc ting steep
They're ssnlii:ing fle ever wherever t siy' c 'I"
Ask tlrim i whtltl tout-they never reily:
Thy moan.1fl )aS istdly, but will tt teWlii why.
y your poetry sound like a sigh
-ThTbe s won't ainswer juo--uitiier hallu L
bn the breeze, at the waning of. dof.
he 4 190 mseand murmurs "goýuobyo;''
rz .h ho hr h-- el he to s
Gas in bloom, whore the staging birds
. ~i at whail - it will no
'" Wb " " er poetry sound ie11 s..ig
._The breese will apt answer you-.neither .
Ge, watdh the wild blastsas they spmning from theirih
eh When Lasl:nt of the storm arends the sky "
rusey ri o4 thes esrth and ride thregitl .
. oths btltht with their brlntll aland
And th like the ghstal in "ti and of oslair."
Aslktahe ihlr t ail theuen-they nov repl_ .
S. Their evoiees soarnfl. othe lt t;ll why.
'U1hy4duoeayorler etry eoti uti igbh t"
The t*ts will either shall L
Go, tand on tise rivaes' lly-f'lnged side,
Or lint whe-u tl- ini iruosl .;
The ft.asn i,-'swl. fireat trees-shadow and hide,
And tho zdrs tgh roll in their ;uewawrdt tide,
Arez scal ns nr tssbhoresreF they gsidu.
Ask thet .it e: th0as-tley will iot re'l ;
On sad amed. they fow. bht ihey ieoser tell why.
- hod our s poetry soun like a sigh " -
sa tra.is will st .waiaer u -s-u....thtr shall I
on hethoe iowa of owihight ace gray on thle ill..-
,Antd soerk vis c. s the h,.: h .Jo lie. H1
/ , lint wt:, le :it,,i o tAle vli i wlhiipoor-ewill,
That aissia wi, it, he onga of the.st:'it ar t 11.
And wans! tiiu-,i.lh the dArknues's )1 si.ly sandi snrtlL
Alsk int.it .X.i t, it will ist rely, ....
It w :til* a.sd .t.imm--it tso ver te.rli why.
Why Onl est v.lr h ,1e5 rhy sound like tissls?" N [
-- Thetrir+t e -l unsucah deliigh t i tlilh =
- Co, lirt to h. vree.s of hearth, air and sa.,
A,sl tie v:irtma tint:t oxsll, n illI l tIe sk ;
tltheilrs,:ssi is lstr s l ls see t , tii e.
-Tnrses a .i!rs ,iti ihs: e s t i A .aesshe key,
Ansli thsoe ;s-t '"sihlnf sd y. -
Atsi t'inm whrt th - i . a-tley will"n t r. y ` ....
e"s ai, ith-o.s u-reer-het clevse- lll w h esv -
ilt br+i ':ng ptIsfyeattre likia -r'h
'he dass iitis twa dinnr etcr with she fret
A I bl cE' pS-o? FIbEt
, TA t-,F
ifl~i' 'AP P.1IV.
very now and agiaini Aiunesi understoosi that
t-the lias nout iirr eti f.i.4d, jtoecd the sub
entleof cns stilen t btphecI tne two bartisern.
wlhe sin a i iis way cotlnacted with the ratr
of iIlobc il," thiiioti wlis Robsrt n, or w u
be asingo:-11 i ftsui;> irhasl not thie ai test
eonoopiion,; iid she felt-tvo wcary "at s.rt to
-ýindut germsss'ls--tti ioai.tY, CbiJistxa. s ute}and
poor Aine ,.'s)rwt was, ore itide. At Mrch a
-period the afhppiet family ha oime sad mseon
ories-thiro srs, soume a t - places att.the
boat~ iss sooe vuic es whop~ on we lietc for Tn
rain' but with Amime -hat a change ithncod last
ear Sho visld- but think of tan miadight
/ ana, the ga s o theI villaers,, the sky
Sradiant wit nr er motler's kiss, the enrc's
Sblemsing; w later ain tle day, she had waited
on the aoid gladdsened many a heart, and
:-ow e had trina ed the churcs'ia rches with
and how she had dressed the creche. Now
here were ansucs delights for Ier; still she
droe back her teavnv- She thought of Lher-o
langlic song. And in thesvingy London chalpl
a fw holl3-lsrries wvass-glistening, andupon
the altar wasi tlhe. same. Lord, the same Friend
and onstforterr; andi Aimee, as she walked
.home thriag ,, th sitr. ir, when a fog vha-ale
ginning to tami to rain, and when Aevery object,
looked a dirty brown colr, felt in her heart that
she ps.e-stcd Lsh: greatesa blessing the festival
could briang-';:'ste of- heart.
ires drea:ldd the dinner becIuse she feared
Mr. lnline would hbe present; int on rntiering
thi duravn ig-inom she found, to her snrprise,l a
gentlonlan wislsu siho had never seen before. His,
was lying dsc.T ini tno of the easy-chairs, a
Snewapal,-er in ia Is haids, as if quite at home. On
her entranlce e sprang to his teet, and Aimin e
-sawhe was st-young man about five-and-twenty,
with a fair, owni el omtenoane beaming with
good hnmsr, rid t"h'ehlrfsfa-t e sre
"Miss Morsthi, I prensnuic. Allow me to intro
duce myyelf, as there is no one at hand t, per
.form the oeremonuy. I am Robert Ciaydon, at
your sitrviee, nephew to thes redonbtfial Mr.
S Unluelme. I taun not vain .enou.4h to isuplosi he has
ta ite~rct m e in my Wt.i-e-of i.
" I 'havo heard tle irm itatim7 aonse one called
-..obethe~t; ,wa him s, smiling.
J--h- - " bt.`e"nthi-tJ· Ul- l t 1it!hl se three m onthe )"
hAeraptied. "on hnsinee e of the-firm,-and only
returned lusit night."
The entulatoie of fMr. Morton and Mr. llulme
r put a stop tok 'the conversation; hut Aimee soon
fobund that dtinner was a very different matter
ins eatm of tshe new guest.
Mr. &ulmea was in thbe- highest good humor,
Mr. Me'*su lees icy tha ne usual, while Robert's
flow ti .iii"s se"ned inshtihanstible. All the
little llnCldentso f an ordinary journa'y from
Hambulrg to *and t were told in such a law -n A
netr as Lt mtke tue nta . hitfg;t and when Airale
welant tQ bsil that night, c~e felt as ifa may of
sunshine hail ullddseoly ligh`tssled her life. tbag.
shine, inidsee', w:as the word liht conuld-best ux
- pres the effect produced by Robnrt Claydon's
prasenea..Thero wasun uaslhine in hias--1asngtinG
--ne eyes, is.lsi merry smile, ina his jyosousaoiic.
-I tavisg liratal'ns the secret ofpersssnal Ililslslidnse(,
his one duseirs, was to make others Ihapisy, ails
moims.inrhsisi w.er the nastnr'ea hi' did nut glad
den; anti Anite coomn fouud that he was not sssly
bright ansi gensiitl, bnt noble in character ansi
-Mr. Hluals hail hung intended to make liolsrt
his heir, ulsld sh ssi tih, asarrival of Aims.,e tilt'
partners ha,! f.'-Ilila tile sr~ls'sillof itiarrying hsser
rnrm istitct. H,-sr 'ish ieh's in- Ilh.figt ter lhs'shlsI
5le5.1 littls i.itthsU,,t oit: ussr ).t5ert l.,l,srl'a nsuncli
]iss'; t uvi,lll slstiI' sil't.ti , s it, its s.0 ijsltsztault!
Ei Ssla:isl Ihat la1fi " tirmu" it tilssatet t!l.ns-jrisrii.s
of htlssir atijlust -rill to Iisllt.rt.
'-'-'l'i -sss , sit,t ' It stlsll i svs ilev-r sid rnlll
suothl." wasl I;i' esusiliuisg :ssiss.vs\r. ''This litits
Airnjs' iu. l- is\ '*, t lhc i t e'yii is.-:sl I i iv,, iso
agiisdl to sIIyseitlf for a \ivitis' sasisl hSy oll lswss of
forblh the asatchl, or cut us oit with a elsilliskig
instead of actually urgilng sue ois; ls'it low, ri
usislis'rkaullitsl Ie, ii lair tisli, or I tssn l'thle
bargain. No sising of cssmnissnsl to thss poor
littsu maidei. 1 wall in tsheron my own merits
and after my own fashion, or,,ot at all." ad so
the weeks passed on, and Robert la a serious
lyto doubt whether he hadrealul prgress.
ACmeo was always pleased ii -h
lost all hyaness and ; moen in his
presence. There is-no f-pseessitnso perfect
as that given by i jplicity, and Ajinee, who
rarely thobghb ot horself1 was always at ler
e ty6het t tedl Robert implicity, and had
learned t W ll him about her home, her former
pursuits, and even of her darling mother. She
turvi"d-tried to analyze her feelings; she only
knew that her whole life was .changed sicse
that Christmas-day by the constant intervo
witht1i-amwfrienid; axflrobert, whose whole
lheart was gise'i to hexr, feared that she only
regarded him with sisterly affection; and he
feared to speak the xwords which mnight4iaZt-ad
of crowning hi- hopes, banish him from her
Qae evening in the early ,spring, Aiineo was
sitting at the pi-ano trying some now music
Robert had given her. Robert was not far ofi_
-and Mr. lulmo and Mr. Morton were lingering?"
acirding to their custiiom, in the dining-room.
A.servant entereid-with lctters.
"Are theri any for meI-faij1i-misee, turning
round eagerly. "The Frenchletters often come
by this post, and it 1to - long wince I heard
from St. Victo."
"Yes," said abert, bringing the letter to
r~iere it is, post-mark, foreign stamp, and
"B not his handwriting?" said Aimee in a
sn risen tone,, and she tore the letter open.
A sudden paleness overspread her face, and the
fell iron her hands, and she looked up
into 's face with an expression of mute
a hit aid Robert,in atone so
"He ig one!" she sobbed out; yJast1 my
"Nay, not so," cried Robert; "I would- 6i
my lift for youn, my Aimnee--my love-my love I
-O darling! cuan you care for me;-can you give
me your heart for ninue f"
- She gave one look only from her innoc6nt a
eyes, still full of teams, but that one glazs
ufliceed; it removed all doubt Trom lt a
mind. lieTelt that he was indeed belpv wi
a womani's first and ardentt atta , and I
gathercing her into his-arias, he e her weep I
,out her serrowon lis bhre enceforth to be I
her retng. -Hence ' - ir 3oys and their
orritwa were ef ninoxn. After a time 4
thew r *_ i u t toEther. It was fro t thea
odr of L" or, and they told how the old t
cute I d suddelly whLile kneeling before I
ithe art jrt silent ITr.Itr-- freqcunt customi of
i.it ough:uout the day. 11e had fallen sideway t
."ehPad; resting oil the alter-step, a smil of
childlike -tuea otn his lips, his sary
t-wied about his - ads, his breviai yr his I
side a-sohli r-ith - uor on, had been 1
called l:y his MaiTer -to -lthurch tri
utmlphant. For such a loss t ro ul4[ be no
bit Lerness, and Ainu's so ow --was c -
gentle. And. round he fethere- hung a
sunch as never brig ned it before. She had
been happy with I mother, and in her village, i
with the sprin e joy of childhood and early 1
youth; but r v the rih, full namer of herýlife
was come s it was, no voice, save poor Mre.
Conne , wished her joy. Lhe had-no mother
or e fi end to tell out the many new thoughts
t her positiow brought to her mind; but, to I
sake up for this, she tunmd she had won a heart
such as rarely falls to the lot of mortal.
To the lonely girl Robert was- literally all -- c
mother, anal brother, and lover in one. -Her-hap- 1
piness, not his own gratification, was the per
viiditg thouuught ofis life; Sihe was not only.
loved,-but watched over tenderly and cared for
with exceeding thoughtfulness. There was, of
eobrse, nothing to wait for; and as.soon as the
settlements were drawn -up, Easter would have
come, and then the nxarriage would take place.
Knowing Aimue's love for the country, Re.rt
took-a cottage in one of the pretty villages
that Iroutd London, and there,-as- -h--pln-
ned, the y-cold garden together in-the summer
srveninugs ad semO timtes take a row upon the
Thames. - -
Meanwhile, Robert took Aimee away as much I
as possibie from th~ gloomy atmosphere of
Rasaell Square. They -went together to the
Parks andl to Kensingto-ou Gardens, where the
trees were fast begiuing- to 'put on their first,
fresh green; and -they went tgetlher to the
diisrcunt Catholic churches, for the beautiful
crviices which abound in anch varieyty diuring
Lent; and during their walk to and ;frioAinaee
learned more and more of the-nobility if- the
mind tiat was hereafter to guide and govern
hlie own. They were no ordinary lovers, these
two; their aflection was too pure, toi deep, too
real to need tituch outward demonstration,
or many expressions of its warmth. They knew
each possessed each other's heart, and that
was enou~h. Their conversation often ran on
grave sutbjcts; and often, leaving the things of
earth, they mounted to the thougnts ofa higher
and tbetter life--and Aimnee found; to-her-aton
islihment, that th', young merchant, active.in
business, the laughing, merry Robert in society,
was in reality loadiung in secret a life of strict
Christian holiness, mid that the aecret of-per
Itetual sunsitine of his nature pronceu-o(d !rout
his having foand out whore alon tfio heart of
maitL car-ind-it. Doep as was his love for her,
tmin-knew i it wis -rcond-only-to-his-lova-for
his Creator; and at the call of' duty he would'
not hcsitate to sacritice the dearest hopes of
his life. Hlere slhe felt, she caunlldL iot flloiw
triI;lilor've f(r hint nearly approached idol
atry. The thought was p. iaful, and she bait
iitsed it front her mind, and gave hernelf up-to
the'fali elxjoynment of her first perfect dreaar"a
It wiil a-late Easter, arid thO feast came in a
glorious burst of spring. Only - a brief ten
days now intervenued between Aimnre's marriage
day. Already the simple bridal attire was
ready ; " for," as Mrs. Couiell tcserved J there
was nothting like being in time; "-/and the
orange-flowers and the veil were already in the
goat hotwu.'ek-,per's charge, and she looked for
ward with no little pleauuro-to toe novel sight
of a wedding from her miater's gojomy abode.
loubert wished Aimtee t-sce the httue he had
taken for their future hone,, and early in Etater
week Mrs. GContll acconspupaiied them thiiher,
to give hler unge advice as to tie finlshiigl
tuenhihs of-firnit~ure and hoabslinen. It realy
Jus a ~ittle goet of a house, surrounded Whito
i fairy-l'ike gardres, with tall tree shadiar it on
one ei dP, and lti- silver Tha:tnes shininug i:n the
1 iregrosu:j1l and a Aismles stood, silent with
t lightit, bi'ori-the Frencuh window of. Iar draw
i ing-toont. Rloberrt showrd her a liIttle steeple,
ti)ls,.lug thuxtighi tlis. treen, and told her the
Ipri-tty new C.t uttli: chlircht w;as nont five minuterw '
';talk f'ro.Ln th-ir ablod,. ttZjlc ( this tiny roott.
d t:,re - said ihe opeunig a nmtitipiture windon
;:ljoini5 11 the tirLwinlg-.-ion, -til tolghlit we
w, Wld i ki inse it, t lit .- to ral P. lnti ll. ig i
thtsi piaturinttnd crucilx which belon vto
yon'r ll-tai l 1111thalltt."' .
Aiim rs hal.tid fll on his shoullihde . ' Robert, I
fnr, a I w, ssw--tn-d til ,, -t tt I toprepare tte lbr
irlt',. l.toin'I IIire-o atiianu',a's tl,.tto, he used to
plt':hk Si inult'l. irtite tlI. es,.ifItal of the lInv
if sntlicrintg -of c.durintg lifl--ai.d I always be
lieved he luht some strange. itnsight [iti t te Iu
ture. But whter.s is the suidering in tmty lot now,
iIotlert. I ask myself sometimtes, where is the
"It will come, my dsar one," are.vered he
so w1ithhisbrightAnie; "nwesenw Go gib
s- sunshine i andwe lst be
s. the elpads --n they come lbtwe necd.Ao
logking uti thm. We in
lie trills ,oethe'--wh-i-knows Bt now
ict and.lk at the way I am going to lay out my
he garden." Aimee followedl im without answer
tar ing, but in her heart thore swelled the thought
ad, that, with UTm, no trial cdld-beresally-great- -
ter Owreturning- to town, Robert took leave of
he niAtee at the -station and put- her iman Mis,
ily Coumndlinto a car, lnd promised to return to
ice Russell- Square for dinner. As the carrolll
through'the treets, now bright and cheerfil in
)lo the sunlight, Aimee thought of her first journey
ly thro gh them six months before, .and how her
Slife -ten so sad, lid so strangely brighteued
ad and itwas-u-ith a radiant face that she entered
er the gloomy portal of her uncle's house.
The footman stopped Mrs. Connuella she fol
as lowed her young mistress. "My master has
io come ioine," heasd, -"and asked for you, and
If,- precious orpea he 'sq, because you wasn'tin; he
seeme ill like, for heaent for a cup of .tfit .
"Master at homel a cup of tear" ejabalated
-Mrs. Connell in d , and she hastened to
ag the study tend Mr. shile s ag dvr the:
no filre, and sotesty and irrit a it was dtiealt to
rd know what to do for him. He as evidently ill,
but would not hear of i fr dtq.
to " Nonsense;he ewas-ever ill;ie 4sh -ine
ad nsual," he eelaimeeshauply "but w er
timeb came, hews alble to partake of asa
ta his illness was so evidently gaining on him hat
hn. be - yielded- to- Robeat permsusioa, and Dr:
he Bruce was summoned.- The doctor ordered-isi
ap pa-titt bed, looked-serious, and promised to
r-e coflagaln in the mruig." By that dime Mr.
Morton was delerious, amd it was w .heo sotr
so rise that the hoseehold learnt th -as was it
Mrs.' onnell. Aimeewas fo ent`oappe+ei
ly -the bedroom and the = ng was postpond.
t rt's --wish had been to send oe
Ve away, b se shrank from the-idea an Dr.
Bruc consia th i of ife on had
at already been Tu d not pr he point..
e was c to take ierogat. moh as pos
;·a sib the open air, and to at the silence
nd gloom otthe house dp in her.
id 1Mr. Lorton'ib life was i e utmot dn and
p therefore, do what y would, they coal n
e be so cheerful i efore. Hitherto the-lovers
ir had, by a ta' consunt, avoidei the mention
ic 4of Aijie's cle .for the six months týatt had
mc elapsed ice had entered his doors had
Id mule ergnce apparent y in r. o n as
re fee g t' ard her. 1o-w -wss icy as ever, and
Lf .wn her engagement was-announced, he never
wished } t-jyor-seeme-gad-it oort her sake.
of Cold and herd he naturally was, but Ai'uee
cy could not but feel that he had an actual dislike
is to beor;-or-htbewould smile now and then at Mr.
in Hlinne'sjokes, and his mannera to Robert often
-i- verged on cordiality. With her only he was in
io variably silent, stern, and freezing; and pose
nue's heart, so full of iafection, so ready to
bek iatefia:lfor the little- lBe did for her; felt
id ily pained. enf _Jbert and she spoke
e, anxio of-that soul that was - nging in the
ly balance be en life and death. He hut-lie
fu without oed, in n defiance of his law n
"e. avowed disbelief o very e of his
er Maker, and now was he, a an a con
to sciousness, without any space repentance,
to to be hurried into the palge.
rt hey slrankk4ý hoFror ithe tegh
m:auy ,were their pry many were the
otfferd up that God is mercy weld atent ff
p- this man in his suK. Their prayers weregranted,
r- he did not d', and after three weeks of intense
ly anxiety, ecrisis passed, and hebega-ta-mead.
r Men improvement was not to perceived with
of ring health. No expression of gratitude
he for having escaped death crossed his lips-ap
e paently the shadow of death had not terrified
e.hi-he rose up from his sick-bed as hard, as
cynical, as icy as before. And Aime.'s fond hope
sh -hat-t last he would thew .to her was dieap
a- piinted. Assoon asMrJh rt. ciinl1a lieavu h -
er room, Dr. Bruce prescribed change of air, a
the was arranged that Robert andimee sh d so
com many him Mrs.- Connell-was so t oughly
h used up with nursing that she w to be
of to take a holiday among her fri a in Ireland.
he It was hard work to peran Mr. Morton to
he go at all, still harder tp-find a place to suit
st, hiti he moved from ef.- to spot, till at last,
he to his companions' prise, he seemed-to take
iul a fancy for a wil spot ont the North Devon
ag coast, and therd they settled down for some
eu weeks. It tv a mot out-of-the-way-sit, and
he the only place in which they could reside was
io a homol village inn. It pleased him, however,
se and day by day he rapidly regained his strength.
oo Robert and Aimeeo were dell contented; the
mn, beauty and quiet of the place were delightful,
ow and ani..a mixefrom it was a Catholic clarch,
tat which happened to be servedby a priest who
on had-known Robert in his boyhood. Greatwais
of Aimee's pleasiure in listening to theisrlaughing
icr reniuiiconcee of\by-gone years, and greater
mi sailah-erhappnesa-whsn-sh-eha -to be
in left alone with Fatheir Dunne, and he spoke of
ty, Robert, Of his innocen'childhood, his hoiylife,
ict he bright example he ist " spvsi ton, and
er- assured h her at-twWden, had woit such a
snr pr- she had for life. Thea Aimee's heart
of swelled with joy anpride. Omioie.oively day
or, in June, Aimee was specially happy; for her
for imei-'s-Amprovement--was so-mabrkud
ulrd had bheenaking her to tia ,n early day-in July
of for their wedding. Mr.H'Hnlme and Mr. Con.
o, ~eilould joaiAthhumtudT key.Oulnd d-lamas
Lol- at this little urchr, which had become dear to
an- them, and Father Danne could pfononnce the
-to nuptial benediction. Airnee greatly preferred
La. this to beinig married in iLondon, and her heart
was very light. That morning she had knelt
Sa ;,y Robert's side at communion. She conid nit
ter, agp observing the rapt, almost celestial ex
BrL isramsioa of his face afterward. It was the
caF 'enwt of the Sacred Heart, and Father Duanne
cre had benediction early in the afternoon.
the As they walked to cthu.ch together, their
the conversation turned on religious subjects, and
rir- Robert spilke in a more uni.:erved way than
ht be had ever done before. Ho spoke of itoaven,
de. thie rest it wepid be after eart.h's toils, of the
ad sweetne of sacritice, of the joy of God's ser
ter vice. Aimee w-seatent--He looked down into
ir, her face. -
i -n "Well," he said, smiling, "is it not trueP'
ly -"O JobhrtP'" she cried, "'your love is heavonr
it- to me now. Is not, ohl is na mlne so toyonlt"
(n "Nr, m.-Aintee," he answered, galy yet
the sweetlyg- "my heart's darling, UodT lt then
y"I cannot!" she answ6Yb d a~ stifled voice.
plc "You will soon, darli-ng, never fear. I prayed
the this moruing tha Jo'e migtm hre sanctitied,
te' might draw uI ser to. G(od-anud I fl it will
,o. iei so. P with nme for it at benediction."
on i( ,-wcnt a:d knelut before the altar, and
we t.lwi L.urd blheied themi as they bent befire
.iin. '.rsing out of chlrch, Father Dul nse
Jul joile:l them, and remarked on the beyniv of the
", I "We shall go with niy uincle on the cliff,"
'no sad Aimnee, "asld watch tile coa:st."
for "- Anld perh.Iuls 1 shall imeet you there," an
vy swcred the prieuti, "fir I have a nick call fmrom:
to which 1 c.a: return min thatt dirrc:tion." ito bay
,v; ing, he turnued into another road.
be- Mir. Moiton was touly wlu, tlhey returned to
Ii- the inn, and the tlhree p.ss.dp-np on the ciffand
w, wandered on far beyoud their unrtudistace.
th They camne to a part where the cliff was one
sitter sheet of rook dese aiding to the beteh, save
he one laurge ers.whih jutted out, and on one
he p placeand shrank
w s choose towalk at
"ee heelttle ome,"ajid Robert,"heerd a
safe plae /or you." An iron stanahion hid been
thrust into the ground, and a thick rope was
arelessly-colled -rund t.. -"'It must bo.nedfo,
throwing signals to the-boats below," said Bob
ert, ca n a-- gasinst it, Ainiee."
"rI khina- shalk etep on that crag, Robert,"
said Mr. Morton, "if yon Wjlleid me an aru
I want-to catch th.whole view at ece.-!,
' O-unalelVi" *ihsee, i atoneofterrore
"Do you think it -e veiý rutuzit -sir " re
marke .obert. "It '.sp u ttoo wide to stand
on ! very well," said Mr. Morton testily', "if
youi are afaid, I shall goby myself." Robert's
merry laugh wasthe only answer, and, giving
his arm to Mr. Motothee bot ecended.
dAimee .ber ftwith terror She
lari th O horror!
wheatwae-tlatitA erash, a rush,' sheut
oýf I S 8e t to the-edgeto ra
rock, andiha two
"pt=-she saw both eateh ho
in -daegzg.0aassa would, not abseb
both she must een -them; and
Anotie iuld e But on the still ev
a-r, .with , e aidkoned. _ she
heard--on rom one; fro other,
'thy-mýýyys ir hb
atc" eThe heard-an
g-,n. nature- ,could more. Aimee
fel on t b iround inaesibilt ut as Father
Dunne, and some laborers, alarm theahu
in the distance, eame running to the
- When Aimee 'woke to eonoiqs il , w
in her own betat theinn. Her flit th
wae; that she-edeendreamin bu
started back, the landlady was wang by her,
and now came forward, trying to.-put on an ap
uncle d Aims
in on well," an
swered th - ho.an horrie
Aimee gave n hing look into Mrs. Bar
another moment the dooropened, . B
disappeared, and Father Dimu stoo y her
side. TLe silent look at him was a7 e.gave.
" Yes, my child," he said, "yo sacrilicehas
been accepted,-and Robert i ith those w-o
follow the Lamb withers er he goeth." An
then,-sittingdown be e her, the priest drew
out the rutb,iw , by a ;udden instinct, he
hod all butgu o one but he ever kew
it; it wa- erally believed that Rertlad
failed to tch the rope when thrown to him
he al en on the beach, and was dashed to
es. -,imee could-met-iok upo- lrfisbbrm or
qs for the last time the pale, cold face. He
pased in one brief instalit from her sigh
for aye. in-th% t -of-noonday her sun
gone down. -,
From this fresh sliddk to Elisconatitu tn Mr.
Morton could not rally; he was fearf y shaken
and bruised, but he lingered ma weeks, and
Aimee waited on him with a dgter's care.
at last.the stern heart as softened, and
Mr. n implored m from the God he
had so long ded. e died a sincere peniL
tent; and thg - r Robert's death-caused a
salutary change .ulme also. Aimee had
now become-a eat heir - t money cannot
heal a bro heart. She we Lave re
main~ai-tp the ei-t,l-.lage where gedy
of herAfe bhad been worked out, and
horbef to the poer; but Father Dunne wo
n allow it, and to him she now- looked for
guidance and help. He made her o to y
anditome -icompany with some- quae
of his own, for two years; and time, and the
sightof the woes of others, gradually softened
Aimee'"grief. And by degrees a great peace
stole over her spirit; as love deeper than hers
for Robert took possession of-her heart; and
the hour came when she acknowledged that in
sacrifice lay much sweetness. She did not live
many years; -she distributed her large fortune
among various good works. A fair church r
places the humble building in which Robert
and she fofthe last time prayed together, and
a convent stands near the spot where hi breathed
out his last sigh to God. And when her work
was done death came to Aimee; and, with a
smile on her lips, and joy in her eyes,-she went
to meet again those fondly loved, so strangely
lost on earth.
5ifo118 IN pfraNCS
The flippant manner in. which reference
is ......._ __-- - -- ·- -- .. . . . . ..= ij.- .---- :.. -.
is made to thew is t want of
tgnity, halUowness, etc.,-will find its anti
dote in the following remarks of an-intelli
gent writer. Thi prelalent opinionr would
seem tiibe that tfr-Anglo-Sa'xon race alone
ar-equal-to-the-task--of -our im---the
highest efforts of a Frenchman never
L aehing beyond a -witty fenilleton. It
were to be *'ihed thit some of, their traits
were more generally followed among us.
t The wrfer alluded to says:
Much as French morats are stigmatized, it can
-not be denied-that the columns of the French
papers are always entirely free from per.sto
slander, from all indecent details, from lent
abuse, often even the great law pa i telf, the
Journal des Tbuslsu., in .gin an account
of a great trial, will give only e initials of
the parties---deeming ia~inacssary and cruel
toward. may innocent persol tm t the real
name should pas'the thresold of the eourts.
All Journalis~i France requires men of edacea
tion. - The-French language is a most oompli
catedonee, being diflicnlt;,ven for a Frenchman
tiowiite correctly, so thai not all with a fan
ied vocation -s~afnmp~frnsetting type to
writing an article; Then, though the ciroula
tio~of newspapers in France cannot compare
with that of newspapers in the United 8tates
they are read by a larger portion of educated
and informed peopile-thereiore, the editor musnt
bo well informed, educated and well read; there
ford, niest he poesees superior knowledge to the
pulic who read him, therefore, must he know
the theory of art, as well,; if not better than the
art iate he is called upon to criticiso.
That the eiitorsand sub-editors are thus
qualitied for their position, is shown in the res
pect and deforence lpaid to, them by all classes.
Tnh STr.AM Mla.-lThe New York IWibne
says of the stemnl man nlad ,by Mr. l)eddrick,
- ot Niwark, New .Jersey i, which a detsciption
was given somle time ago : a- Many experiments
- have been made-with the 'ondn' dluring the
past fortnight, and although snomn accidents,
als:h ar0 inc:ident to new rua.lhinery occur
I red, hle tllally works perfect. The oid spiral
springs have been replaced by strangerones, so.
that the ptoeam man is no longer weak in t~d
nees, and upon stepn being generated, h
stamped ef live a life Trojan.
otwithstanding the boasted advance-:
SIiii material wealth which-the Engl
l pole fjnd to vaunt on every oceaeion,
ie fact is uiq tiodable that there is more
rt d , itttio' d that sort of igno
" i'ncew hi4ihbesot e maOrC-ting nn
n the Engsgvernment, mn be
-lin any-other in Europe. rWhati e by
besotted iguorance, such as aught
- liefore the publiciAto nonya
be iora_.committeo of House of
Smons, when the die fact was made
parpable, that a percentage of those
working ,ji t collieries never' heard the
°name gr us Chrit. The-source from
whn ollowig is derived, places it be
e o as auth b tiCn-that sadprce,,b
s 'he meet 'om sarter of the
tbc of +p -a
latan -toes anea -
da i the baukAp a
e the one or the t-a- an
loIs-,~ he a som . pat a te. .
rolt for hlems.he eee as
Spoverty rise withthepi li f ciharity.
nywtant agasjw lMinS aih as the
fa sowi sa lee. The `ý
eIlth teso'hes want to erave m in
e great danger of the sitna
We are told that}- ei-g ty
udoni, all more cesousli supp
lug tEe necesi ' of an tn
tion. Tre des, the exertions the
clergy onavo nymen. Bat.L t
n legal relie the workhouset
nate to .ope with ever-rising ti
" The London Dafft YNews ays: :very
the dry and rocky bpd of uin misr
rich man's co'ntry beceomes torr and
,n inundation of distrs. Instan and in
sly societ, sats i If to work in Jreg
Slar ad ben wde fion to arrest y-es
and draini this astating delugeof nnknown
and unnume fellow-creaturer who- have
d drifted fro enusytatarvation. Our Engli
public p esItself on its philanthlrop,-an
r-joie in the subscription --hets epred-etr - -
r its es every moruing like an oblation. Hun
ods of thonumds of pounds are distributed
y cheeks, to Iii-reV t relief and satiafaotiod'
of the charitable donors, to all sorts of
miitteer, and lists of secretaries and ctll
r, Nothing was eoer comparable to the or
tion and abundance of British -dcarity tt
d where does all the money go tot - tillte ee..r.
of want rises up, and the torrent ..w
a and men and women and childress tarve,
are forgotten and still the checks are poured in.
Then comes the everlasting confesson of in
a competenice to deal with such anlanexamipled
d amount'of-sufiering •
t "Every year the'amount of suffering is " nu
s- exampled.l s there no possibility in this
y clasaip lad of men of business, of-colossal in
Sdustryand enterprise, of obecure.but enerm s _
-qllence, of arriving at somotolerabIly direct -
andleffictive systc -f -rlhaitable amistane -
y and relie rem is other-country in -tl
that has' raw which makes starve .
e tion impossible, an which starvation-is 11
d an every.-day n r is nother,
e country in that p aasll
s does, so find bread for every man ioe wi
d to-work,'yetleaves Eundredsofmen and women--
n- willing to work, to perish for .want of lethisp !-.
Sand-a oaf. There is no other eoant t"-.^
e world that has so many millioaires-good '
I- men, for the most part, and church-' r-ihaper-/
t goers. And among themnall there has J one
d Peabody; and he is not an Englt but an
k American philanthropist.
A- A.NBWEB TO PRTYE.
- A correspondent of the Cathola Standard -
communicates the following to that pa Prr:
A little anecdote I heard the otheriy will -
not be out- here.-A entleman-who dis
likes theCtholi'religion, but who is forced to
admit that.- the-Ctheli-da i -- .
of tions surpass all- therm, concluded to with h
his daughter fIom an "Itnifertnt" psi t
school, to put her at- a welltknown Cat
academy. Of course, she wras there onl
avail herself of the superior instructions 4
good-ladies, but -her religious convieti
e not to be interfered with--a compae*h wa
lastio year arrived, and th ou Pro.te+p
r passed a most brilliant ajnation tad oh
[t tained one of the first' Cinipms. On hp return___
o e se, ssnr parean were4eJoiCing at imr sae
cees: "Ah!" claimyd the young girl, "I
s. would not have had the.prize if it had not been
for the ntdg Mary !"
S daughter," queried the astonished
Sfat.er, what do you mean I"
" Oh! was so much aid I wonl' not pers
a good examination that I prayed for the Vir.
itg to eefs me."
S " Whatf did they make you join in their sn
it perstitious practices "
"f "No father, nobody told-me. I thought of it
i myself, and I grayed alone in my room; and I
il know the Virgin Mary. helped me, for, every
. time I prayed my task seemed easier."
"- Happy younggirl! I do not know if your
1- parents havyg tten over the shock, but I am
a sure they will blessthe day on which they en
,- ered you in that academy. You are right to
1 think Mary helped you. Your childish faith
- was rewarded in order to make it grow stronger.
e One day you will ask her to help you to and
tihe True Light, and she will guide you then,
as she does now.
I Tns Porn's GO'wawoRNT.--As many per-,
Ssons, even Catholia, think that thie Pope's govr
ernne:.tis entirely, if not very nearly so, comm
poe'd o eicleiasaaticsr we shall give the resl
Sfacts .of-ecase thus, from -oicial dcuauents /
SThe chie council of-the P'ope is composed ff
e right persons, buta-one of whkIi' an, EclesiEas- .
tic. hI the mlnsltry of jSut ice ia ,ue celusias-
tic, wi th eighteen iymniu' civil trilnnal, three
,e ecclumiastics, anc one hiuire, cnu sixteen lay
k, judge..; crninial triluilrl, six hunilred and
u twtnltry laymen, and nOwlaic~." c Wl',:ri:itic ; lilanoe,
Is three ,celeiiattios o thlio,,,inl *,ld seventeen
Slanymuen; connore andpubllic wrks, two aocl
a, elastics, anti one huldredt aundl sixteIn laymen.
r II England will be foutnd bilshop. is Parli,_a.
i ment andl parsons on the judicial beanch; and
s. in Ireland may be seen the richest ohurch in
) the world fastened on the necks of the poorest
SIpeople, who rqjeCt its teehings sad t4o.