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The morning star and Catholic messenger. (New Orleans [La.]) 1868-1881, February 23, 1868, Morning, Image 1

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lemon its deck the pilot stsads
Bry ftes-s egvsomein _
Tor m-mery brings him baek the sse.sn
Of all fie's early time; w
And sets his thoyght to mamie sweet.
His words to flowing rhyme
"'I seon shall ee my boyhood'sbome,
That home upon the-ill,
Whleh lookfth o'er thqtecan's storms,.
SYe etpy e there k~..eep.. ...i al
My boyhood's home f like tden bright,
Where virtue reigned supreme- -
Shall I soon reach its halloied liglt, it
Oris this all a /ro 1 h
"I see my mother $tinsg past - h
The casemenatopehed falr-t" -
I long to clasp her to my heart,
bless her in my prayer.
Oh I hast,  rk, that I may see
. atcrt!-at.O ce mor - "
7 And fold ns y arms ar neck,
-As ln the diya yore!" R
Within the harbor now hesaUs; lt
- IIe sees the signalsweet,
With which a mother's heart wags ont I
Her son's return to greet.
Day's glorious orb is shining bright,
Its rays in beauty fall,
And tint with soft and golden light,
The humble cottage wall!
He sees his mother's arms outspread,
He hears the tender tone
That tells him 16ve, and joy and peace
Are all again his own ;
one moment more-and all the storms
That ocean.r5 comman,
Shall not avail to wreck the bark,
Safe moor'd beside the land I "
' -Potah!-Behirid that point of roeek
Is hid a pirate's mest!
it; see, alas! the fragile bark,
And bearstalponii~ Fifa t!
With croel-grapnel now. she's seized,
Her sails are rn aside,
And at the sprt of every wind
She drift acres the tide. "
The pt's hands and feet are bound:
..L; T sy cast him in the hold -
- is father's fae,- his mdther's smile,
No more shalt htihehold
With tear.-Wimnui swcs an breaking heart.
Ile-eettles 'neath tlu ave,
l)yoreerifr. and love, and hope and youth
Soon ind a ns( In gravf!
But ere he sinks. uenhtane.ght,
By darkened sabhlowa crona'd -
Flashes the visionl's torturilng light,
HOf all life'i bleaninge--i.nT! --
Even o th' inmmortal spirit flien
On Hope's eunltant wing
Toward it own, its native les,
Where joys eternal ring.
"My happy home sy happy home "
ThntiMoats spirit's song,
Asoendin to Heaven's bright dome
Th' a gelie hest among.
ond the 1 daof life.
-oe throne of iGoi it see,
_ nd hears w!t ltearnig, raptured sense
Celestial harmonies !
The glory of its Father's face
Shines out upon ths sera,
While round it breaks the radiant light
t blest eternity !
A id stretched to guideo
S ees- _ trm -- _
While soeas t els far and wide
proelUtnme e s.weet s we .
A momsen tf ,d near The
With hap down,,
Shapi - :
He checks the spirit in ie /ig .,'.4 " "
And drags it frtssdagI '
He beats its pinleos dsna 6 -
'th binds gach flnttering pist4
And far from realms of heaenly t,
It falls to realms of gloom !I
It cannot reach its mark
And back upon the surging sea
S It drifts into the dark I
Backward it drifts from-ehoks of Is 
From siles of tender grace, -'-
From all the angels' bliss abo' . . - -
Fromi terea Pt 'ather's-ioel .'y
From acenes of bliss and beauty rare,
From melodies most sweetr -
From joy's own perfume-nldead air,.
From Blesssed Mary's etl -
B iter it sinks into tha.lght,
_ty angry tempests toss'd,
It sees once more, by Faith's own light
The glories it has LOsTI
Oh t had the rum tutned aside -
- ~mt Pleasure's golden sand,
- His arkad flown across the dW,
And moored nearldei's strand; "
And had-the sPIRIT proved but true
... Untoltsmlssion given,
t pronld have 'soaped the demmn's vileo
And sa in peaos to Heaven -
0
[woma who was going to joSn her. re lt
-tpoor mother some supper. t
you
Bto ookyour own, and s.ure it's but little ye
tuseitl dedcatedto to e Yway of Dr. . L mod
" OCHAFUra -lot--ONY1 3D-------
Ellseconded then a pof emigrants enterequest,
tie cndabin with lightbabs,e or's lap, shetfold a
woman who was going. to join her welUto-. p
usbher toeat forin the new co ontry, offsake.red the he
poor mother some su ghteneppr. i
as she a bit, she said, and at thead not time ant,
to ooout yor own,and orsu the offit's but little ye t
e e ought to ate twlifce as m eh a
sai seconded the kind whetedoman as request,
iuidiaying the babe on.Nora's lap, she told as7li
her to".eat for the little one's sake. the
The poor mother's face brightenel a littfle- E
as she took the child, and at the same tior mynd
held out hevr enitfor the offered fup on deck,
a met j by ought to ate twce as younch as
that, therturo always and he such a tofine boy
friend the kind-hers, and for as kinde turned
mtouaer own humble fare. "callAnd yet, she'll band
of exies. halves of that same, or my
name t Annie O'Brien!" ha
That evenmiss Ellen passe excaup on deck, he
:sle was met by one e sailors, a young a a
3omwlo always seemed de ' to be in I
her-company. toward him; "was lahere haved's
you me,beend Ellen liked him for hielse ,
friendly manners, and for his kindness to ma
many-of "her people," as he called the band thi
of exiles.
"i Ah, miss Ellen !" . e exc arne ,
saw her coming toward him; "Where have hia
you been all the day longt Some one else
beside myself has been impatient fdr a si
ofyour i-onny brown eyes." ca
" Sone one else ! Why, who cot it bet '
asked Ellen, surrised forshe ew no one
"on board, outside- dfthat umble band of
countrymen, except G g himself.
" Ah ! It is one your-dwn people, too,
miss Ellen! A e, Irish gentleman, whose hi
Sbrig ed up when he heard your
name, d who seems impatient for-your
co g, for there he is pacing the deck like
a sentinel on duty." ti
"Do you know his ahem, George -for I
do not think I ever met hir ,.fore."
" lie told me that he had known your u
faithr,"-said George, "and I believe his h
name is L~r'ik Dalton. He is a sad, quiet
sort of.-gentleman, saying but little, yet a
thinkiung a grea-ldedn." " s
Ellen started with joyful surprises s'oon as
she heard h e fori t was that of an f
Ireland's most gifted poets and most-devoted a
patriots. One who-had lost lands, riches, at
- honors, all, in his couottay easse~, and e
had now turned his Thee tfirL her green Ii
showres beca o guflu i-ty ofloving her v
too well. E LjiiI often heard of the sweet 6
poet anbad I'er heart thrilled -ntth
-tiought of meeting im. . I
has seen you!" exclaimed -1
* I g ast.go off alone and.discon- s
ow he want.@i all to him- a
-timid blnsh and trembling heart, 1
, Ellen i~aited the approach of him whose e
songs had stirred a nation's heart, andfired
her own with nobler feelings of patriotism. I
She gasedon his slight figure as it ad
vanced toward her with feelings almost
'a kin to reierence, for she knew himn to be as
pure.sa .~unible in his faith as he was 1
great and lofty in his intellect. She marked I
the bright, clear eye, the sweet expressive
month, the fair white forehead, and the ti
mid, wavering hand that came and clasped
* . hei  i>T._ "
S"I loved your father," he said, "and
have therefore a right to know his child."
With what pleasure did Ellen listen to
him as he spoke of one whose ivemory was
- so dear, and how proud she felt tobe a child
of one, and the countrywoman of-another
. gifted soul !
" Yoer father," Ellen, he chntinued, "was
one of those gentle-hearted men who wrote
for the hearts of the-people, and who reveled
in painting the glories of that-olden time,
_ when Ireland had a great and gloriosn his
" tory, wbhin she was the seat of virtue and
e~ 'the ahool of the , and the -t
haitatio of lterature and holiness. lad thal
youtoo aeeaving the olan" he added,
inquiringl ,a
,"-Ym-ir; my-parenf- pre-dead, andray onl;
motsias brotier, now 1y only s
rative, a ishes me to come to him." she
"Do- you go to - e OfrIean; doctor I' -
asked the young gjrl; the very name of the can
place becoming ofmore. interest, now that for
there was a possibility of his living-there. up
- uI haoln~_Jake- _ome for the presii
ant," he replied, " but my plans for the t- cru
ture are very unsettlld; indeed, miss Ellen, to 1
life to me now seems very cheerless."
He leaped against the side of the vessel sho
as~hespoke, and looked out dreamily upon wi
the star-lit waters. ti
Ellen'~ heartwas moVTed to compassion,
ind all unconsciously she found herself re
1a ing his own musical ~ords:. Ge
". rhe- y is dacie as the nig t witltwoos,----
And my dreams ars of bAttles lost, 1
. .~.- Of.e lillpe, phanto q,wreaknd nfoul, o
And of ejiles, te-mttossea"
This dream was indeed .being fulfilled ! so
His bright hopes for his cherished country I'v
had all gone down in darkness; and to-day
he stood alone and penniless, an exile a O
a wanderer from the land of his birt'
Rousing himself from his oment's foa
reverie, he inquired cheerfu , "' Like all- mi
of Ireland's poets, your ther, I suppose, th
lien, had no - es to leave yot but to
those of 'fte nd t" w
" You are ' he ansered; "while pl
gav nie a "advantages in
his er, so that I wf ena ater his ad
th to support my invalid mother be
teaching. Now that she. too has left me, I a,
can.no longer refuse to join my uncle in tl
America." - w
r " I believ'e your uncle has done better in k
Sthe new oouu.y than he did in the old." -
S" Yes; he w'rites that he has ' galore,' and ti
that I must come and share it all with himn'" h
I "I am glid, indeed, my child, that such a
-bright promises shine upon y from the
r unknown shore before., on. It were, per- f1
is laps, useless to offer nmyself to you as a n
at ' friend in' need' should occasion f one a
at' arise. I am not old ejugh to eu iie my-=
self-to.your veneration, but I. wish you to. i
as think of me as one who bwould be both
fridnd fither to the sweet daughter of v
ad a fellow-l6orier and kindred spirit. No, I
m, im not old," continued btea with the same
eo s.ad smile; " I am scarcely thirty, and. yet,
an like Marie Antoinette, I can say of my
er -whitened- locks, ' they are bleached by
et- s-rrow.'" -
th And then Ellen saw with pain that over
his forehead, white as a woman's, the soft,
ad 'dark hair was interwoven with many -a
n- silver strand that gleamed through-the
n- silky locks with a kind of phosphorescent
light, while upon his pale cheek, burned a
rt, luminous spot that seecdil to brighten as
se she gazed.
ed Some one has truly said that " genius is
m. like the burning taper, which gives; indeed,
d- a brilliant light, but consumes itself while
)st giving it."
as Perceiving that the doctor wag lost in
'as thought, and that her presence was unno
ed ticed, Ellen retired from his side and joined
ve George, who had been. acting in-'anto
ti- mimehis eager desire to have her company,
ed an his opiraln that the -grave doctor was
only a tiresome companion.
nd "Did Itell you, miss Ellkn,'? he said, as
' soon as she.had joined him, " that this is to
to be my last trip at sea i"
ras "No, inded, you did not,;-WVhen did you
ild arrive at this conclusion T"
he- "Well, if-you won'tlaugh, I'll tell, you
that I dreamed last night of my dear, old
ras mother, and. she was crying about her
ote truant boy. Won't it make her heart
led happy whei I tell her that I will stay at
me, home with her now for good and' all-V'
is- - 'he boy's eyes mnstened as he pictured
nd to his thoughts his widowed mother's joy,
when she would learnifrommhis own lips lee
that he wouldnever again leave her. thi
ý l~am ~glad, rdefor_ yoelr mother's
,sake, said Ellen, kindly... Are you her me
only soin"
-' I-am -hler-only child,!nies Ellen,,and
she a widow I"
-Aea-momeat'ipause,e-continue d " I
.can mich better support her at home, too,
for I have learne'd a trade and mean to set
up for myself soon. - he
-Bright hopes that were sooni to be'
crushed l Loving dreams that were never Ti
to be realized! -me
u As sobn as I learn to walk steady on
shore, I shall call to see 'you; and if you fl
will permit me, miss Ellen, I shall be proud ph
to show you the sights in our Crescent dr
City." - -
Ellen thanked Lim kindly, and assured
him of her delight to have his escort; when
George blxrst outin a hearty laugh, chang- na
ipg with all the, versatility of youth from a fo
grave to a --mood, "k forgot I had *
somethi' very particular to tell; in fact, In
I'e en wainting to' see you all day for this tip
purpose-- What a fellow I am, to P'
come so near forgetting it!" ol
-" Do-you-know that our mate, Mr. Davis, I
found a poor rascal of a black boy this
morning, hid away under the hatches, and tt
the captain has ordered him to beotied up o0
to-morrow morning and flogged. Now, I "
want your assistance in makingnup.some u
plan to save him from the captain's~wrath." I
Ellen promisad all that was in her power;
and after a long aiid quiet 'conversation, r
both herself and George seemed perfectly e
I sa ' ed with the part they were to take on s
1 the next ning, and patted.for the night
witlrmutual wiaS w behalf of the poor
black boy. t
}-That night, as Ellen lay .as ºa dream
A ing of her idolized mother, sheclwas 41'e
, fromher sleep by the impression that some
one had softly and tenderly imprinted ai
a kiss upon her.
Sitting up in bed, she tried to collect her
d thoughts, but she: felt- sure that some tnle
" had" touclied her cheek and the-n hurried I
h away in the darkness. -.
Ic Gi~ping her way to.Nora's bed, shefelt
for the mother and chid;-but b . o
a missing, and Ellen's- heart misgave her- ai
ie she harried up on deck.
 Near the stern of the vessel, wittilisfboy
t in hed- arms and her' black hair streaming
,h down her sluonaders, stood the poor, hapless
"f woman of whom Ellen was in sear'ct._
S'.Approaching her noiselessly bi. steadily,
1e Ellen heard her -murmuring words of en-
"darmneht and regret over.the'preciousIl
Y den in her arms.
l -" fy poor, fdtherless baie!" she moaned,
- "no one -willtmiss]thee; and]peThaps God
ir willforgive me for"the sake of the innocent
t' soul I take with ine."
a -_.---he looked up and-- tut at the dim
ie water, just llgh by a few trembling
at stars. Ellen laid- her hand upon Nora's
a dress, hiut the-poor woman was unconscious
as of the saving presence besideier.
" I cannot Iaove thee behind,;me, baby,
Sand OGod will surely not partlus there !"
' Shie raised her arms wildly, while an
agonizing cry parted her cold and pallid
in lips; but just as Ellen's arms were thrown
around her, a something, large and heaving,
ed rushed swiftly and noiselessly before their
;o- straining eyes; a silent, white-sailed- ship
y, passed as it were within reach of Ellen's
's hand ; and-in the rush and whirl and won
der, Nora startedback and Ellen, folding
as her to her heart; knew that she was saved!
to It was a full-rigged ship that had just
passed them, bearing right across their
on stern. The man at the helm had only seen
her when she seemed ready to pass amid
on ships, and with a powerful hand he made
)ld ihe unconscious vessel leap beyond reach of
icr its fearful neighbor. While so- close had
art been the struggle, so 'appalling the danger,
at thathe had heard a cry of despair from the
pasjing. shi as it swept by in all its ter
a d ribie might and beauty. .
Dy, LThe only wo~ds that EllenqLpoke, as she
/
led Nora back to her lowly couch, went-to
the erring woman's heart.
-" Let us thank God, Nora, for all His
mercies this night t!aani-d ie poor; subdued,
.nd suffering mother anvered, ,"Amen I"
- (Tobe._Ciosnufaed.j.
mI3ar.TANasU PARAGRABe.
men a r-when-theyper
form their duty. c-^'
A dentist is-a-t neceshirily mad because
he showsfihis teeth.
What letters can you play upon the best 1
TheP N O's towbesure.
Neatness is not gaudiness, any mnse tie
mere words are good sense.
A Connecticut jofter was recently aedd
fifteen dollars for playing ghost. -
Theobest cure for drunkards, says as
philosopher, is, whilst sdber, to obser
drunken man.
- The gravest beast is an ass, the gravest
bird is an owl, the gravest fish is an oyster,
and the gravest man is a fool.
In renting farms in England there is often
an arrangement called "a screw," vliich
forces the farmer to vote as the land-owner
wishes. -
. Speak of 'nen's virtues, says a Chinese
moralist-as if they were your own, and-of
their vices as-if yoi. were liable to their
- punishlnent.
.The young Chinese Emperor, twelve years
old, rejoiced in the celestial title of " His
High Prospe.rity." His imperial father was
" Perfect Bliss."
Plato compared his Wide master Socrates;
1 to the gallipot of an apothecary, which hai
on the outside apes, owls, and satyrs, but
within, precious drugs.
" Pa, do storms ever make malt liquor t - -
e "No, child; why do you. ask " "Because
" I heard ma tell Jane to bring in -the clothes,
for a storm was brewing,"
If you feel a little dull,-stupid, ennuish,
1, run out and take a little oxygen. It is a
y good drink, very cheap,'anl don't require a
n stamp except from the foot.
Never despise counsels from wh tver
Squarter they may reach you. Ren cutber
>r the pearl is keenly sought after in spitqe f
the coarse shell which envelopes it.
. A young man who was about jtftiping
d front a train, while in motion, was doterSed
by a. reporter who asked' him for his name,.
1e n, business, and.re-idence for an obituary
a itna.. - -
Better w - ve years to go into business
upon adequate n " which are properly
your own, th:an to r in pematlure
e trustiig --to. loans, indorse and the
d forbearance oft creditors .to  Eyo
throngh.--Horane reeley. -
It A lady-wesiderat ttone of- the- f.ýliiosbro
up-townliotelsin New York says that a din
e ner there, and a subsequent drawing-room
as parade, differ only fromf a menagerie perfor
mance in that at the former they first feed
and then exhibit, and at the latter they first
cy ex hi then feed. -
ag A Paris b ladly requested a Christmas
,u party on the thtrd floor to cease dancing, -
as a man below them was dying. Ti'es- - r
guests acquiesced. Iteturning an tour -.
ly, later, " by lear children," she exclaimhned,
with the most benevolent smile, "y,.n mtay
n- begin again; he is dead !" -
-a conntry ge ttpnaA.witlking i h ir-
den, saw his gardener asleep in an arTor.
d, " What!" says the master,- "asleep, you
oidle dog; you are not worthy, that the sun
should shine on you." " I am truly sensi
t 'ble o" my unworthiness," answered the many -
"mand therefor. I lay myself down in the
no shade." -"
There is tlo need of buying munbrells
mg they caznt "ly be procured without; thisnly:
's Take your starind in a doorway or a rainy
us day: As soon as you see ai num with li' nice
umbrella, step out and say to Hmn, "Sir, I
.beg your pardofi, but you have my unibrel
'y,la Tl" Ninmi times in ten he will suairender it
!" at once, for how does he knowthat it'wnas
not you he stole it from t -
an IsDSTRIOCrs PEOPLE.-Tho young lady
lid I , reads romances in bed; the friend who
In is always engaged when you cmll, and the_
ag, correspondent who eannot find time to an
air swer your letters. -
GENTEEL PEOPLE.-The young lady w
Iip lets her mother do the ironing, for f of
n's spreading her hands; the miss who w tin
in- shoes on a rainy day, and the ge eman
who is Whamed-to be seen wa "g with
his father.
! IArr r FOLKS.---A child w a rattle, s
Ust small chap drunmming on a ti pan, a school- -
,ir boy on a holiday, two to "rs walking by
moonlight, a gent imbib'g a sherry cob
ucn bler, a bby sucking n v cider througl a
id- straw, and tw, coun y misses over an ice
ide cream.
iof KIrD FoLK-. he pman who makes you
a presenit you 0 not want,the friend-- who
agiveyou so uch advice, the lady who in
pr, sist that yo have not made out your.dian
the ner the gentleman who is starving him
ser- to y p noney for-you, the shopkee
who tes the price of the articlq b
ca it is yoea, aid the mothet who l .tie\
she chil4ren do as they pleae.

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