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SELECT POETRY.
SELECT POETRY. National Song.
BY ROBERT JOSSELYN.
- We iug the sung of iho frw I -;!
The toujour tatkers mig;,,;.
. ben o'er ihc,laii(l unit sea . .
. , . Tne Union ling wag flung
And tyranny turncil palu ' '"
. At frteJuiii'8 iov'ous Khoot, J'
mil 1 '
"Ai Ou the western gale ' '' ' ' ' .'
Its slurry Julils spread out.' ii
We sing tbd sonfe of. the frer .'V
,:We iuig',tbe soiig of the 6ruve
The song oir lulliers sit'ng" " " " '
Wlifii' victory or hi ghvo i 1 '
Through hill utid vullt-y rung ;' ' : ' '
v 'And son and sire blit 1 '
T :A0hievd deathless name,: 1
And woman dared to strike V" , .-. ;
:, tot liberty aud fume., ,
'; . We sing the ong of the brave.
We sing the fong of the true ! '
' The song our lu liters jiuug'. , j '
'When; pain and dealli in View,.,,,
i'i To funli ami hoie the clMg.i i ,
.. Jior '.hriats,, uor me, nor g4il,. .. . '
, ,:- Tiir honor jiure could btiglitV',
f, Or move "their slfudfact hold
,., . 'On virtue, truth mid right. ' ;
' We ssng the song of Ihu tnie."'
S; ; , -1 . . .mi,;' i
. Tlie ,fre, the brave, aud the true, ,
1h itill the song we sing ! . ' '.
-,Thj red, the yhite, and blue.
A rouud ilitni still we cling. '" ' r'
Eternal be the thaiii '' '
Of Unftiffi-tiurs sMteur; :
' An brothers we remains -. -m
' 1 'The world in. anus to dare !
; .Wt sing, Hie. so,ng of the fiee... , ..
From the Ohio Farmer.
From the Ohio Farmer. THE SISTER'S RECOMPENCE.
BY NELLIE.
'Auiilie I w iili you would layjouv
commands upon Ned; lie is ' tlie. most
otali'uitte lelloHr I eer saw.-" I have
talked tid talked, but lie tlou't care; ('or
ife, ami in spite of all my prayers aiid
toare, still I'tfiitts'lii liis deterinirialioh
to go 10 Caliioroiji, ..'1I Uave'lobi,ail io
llueiicc will, him. really believe lliat
he is losing Ins alTcctiot; lu'r iue, and
how could a sister do mora than, J have
done?' ';' '; , . . ..;( .., ....
Why Minhie! You seem vqryj'exs
citable this allernoou." 1 am Boiry you
have rid more patience with ; 'lidward
did', good . Mrs.;' Henderson;' laying
aside her. knit. iii as tier niece kijelt iip
ou tlie carpet'at her 'tcet, and buried her
tear-bedewed face in.' her ainple clieckV
npron, the usual re ire at of the orphau
girl in soirotv,and the old lady's plump
hand moved canessiiigly over the fair
hairoftlie weeper, us slie spoke. : iVou
know Edward Has strong affection ,1'or
you child why do you talk so?'i
It is a queer way tie has of show
ing it then, couiiug at all my advice;
and ridiculing my grief at Iho prospect
ol a separation, my lears tor Ins moral
welfare in that voitlx of sin and temp
tation, and my nice little plans for him,
it he remains with us.'
j 'You are too sensitive Minnie dear,'
and the kind Aunt bent over the toting
girl with a fond look, as though she
would shield that warm heart from the
rough contact with life's ills. . 'Boys
are less so thai) girls, always; tlieir na
tures are sterner, and they are so con
stantly exposed to the' chilling' atmos
phere of the, world, that their hearts be-
come ciouieti 111 a uucKcr uiantie, 11 1
may so express it,Thau ours' The heart
is just as warm, but, you' may not as
readily reach it,. as he cau'yours, neith
er does he feel wounded by a thrust that
would enter your soul with cru:l kean-.
ness. -'Your own sensitive nare would
gird itself up in tlie same manner, Min
nie, and instead of the gentle, confiding
"being you now are, you would assume
ah air of indifference and coldness.
Were you exposed' td the vicissitude's ol
d ward's station in life, 'Btid ' were he
possessed' of V woman's ' jtfelicab sen
ibiliiy,he would be poorly fitted ' T01
the trials lie niustiiecassarily .'encoq
ter in hia tdgged pathway.' . ft is jusi
a it should be. Alan is titled,, for' At
sphere,, and woman lor, ActVj-aud we
lose our respect lor either, iwUeq They
wander tronl their appointed .place .Is
it not fco?'--1' (l,h J if A 1 -ii
''Ycs-.t kliow'ltj and I do not ' lools
tor find nttsixotiv nfjf brother J 1 know
hit would peril1 his1 life tor'nieV were' it
riec'essafj ; but 1' tfo- w isf i he had ' more
ifgai d Iqc m' 'eelingsjj f wish I ; cbufd
liave 0 Jj j 1 1 1 1 u e c. e. v v e r r j n 1 ? " ;i ' a '
' A nd. you 'MnA m4 dea, of' tn.flu-
cotcwith jourbrotner. ,Hc may not
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wish to acknowledge it; lufhe. is lunctar
yourj 1'nfliu.i.ce, pucl more'4 than you
think, filjiiniei oj lam happy, to, see
that you are to.U ist aud discreet in your
gentle guidance.! ' ni : u'u ;;.f m 1-..
i Minnie wiped' her yes uporm her
aunt's ' arJrbn," and drawing her tiriy
sefng cnalr c1osi to the old arm chain
of . her aunt, seated herself, and. resting
her head upon the' Fond bosom.': which
had pillo,wed her head in chifdhdod, she
lodked!uD unplonnefv. and said.
, 1 'Dear Auntie.advise me; what course
shall I pursue toward my brother?'
.'R Ba(ie (-1bear'Wil bis. seeming
uniiinqnesf neyere. jn youf ,,centje
eudf avorg to dissuade bjih.frotn his Dur
pose, always, choosing a proper time to
speau to mm; and whether you succeed
or not, never despair, ' Hope, and pray
a long as you live, and trust in' G6d
to guide your dear one,absent or present,
S;"ster Minnie; I have a story tb tell.-
Did you ever hear me speak ol my br'o
ther Edward?'.; 1 1 it
I knew that Ned was named after
an uncle but I supposed that he died
years ago, as I nevr heard much 'about
him". l" ''"''
'There were 'three of. us Henrv!
your father; Eddy,' as we called him,
and myself. " Yonr father was a: eo6d
deal older than I; and I remember with
what tender care lie led me. iri mv 'first
toddling' walk's through the "fields 'and
woods,gatliermg buttercups and vioie(s.
It w a he wtid helped me over the high
fences and wet places,,and carried me
in his arms when I grew weary..,: Jt
wa.o he. who climbed! the tall, trees in
autumn, ahd whipped the laden branch.
es, till they yielded their rich; burden,
in a rattling shower of nuts at my feet?
or bounded with the adlity of a sciulr-
rel out upon the boughs,- where the wild
grape-vine hung her festoons of purple
clusters, and gathering ' theiii, dropped
them' into my little apron, much To mf
delight. It was Henry,1 wh'o"'wfls cal-
ed on" in ' every eniergehcy, Was'-a
shoe lost off, 'in tbe'l'mud, he reclaimed
if," all clean and dry, upon mv feet; hp,
drove away, all,- the .' frightful looking
cows, and silenced every impudent dog;
he helped me do all my hard sums, and
found hidden places upon the map;, he
' 1 1 ..1 ! 1
warmeu rn.y nue com lingers in uis own
warm hand, ajd wiped myi tearsyiitelu
ling nie sOcli fsplnatin.litthi.farry tales,
(hat I forgot all my grief's Dear kind
brother Henry though, in, rny girlish
elee, I peyef thought to repay, (he gen
tie care-r-in.after vears, I hav endeav;
orod to; shelter . thy orphai) ;babes: as
tenderly as thou woiildst mel' .' ;.,!
;iAnd O! ; he is ' repaid a. thousand
times, I know?' said Minnie nestling
closer to her anmVand folding her arm
around her rieck'.'T,);",' :' '' :."
As tiihe flew' byj' arid ' I grew ' old
enoueh to assist m v mother in her house
hold duties," and 'Henry spent .'m'ost ' of
his time in the held with lather at work,
I saw less'ol' niy' der brother, who
now fell tod wenry$ after'the labor of
the dayto devote much' time to., roe;
and it was' only now and then. that, we
spent a holiday Together; i No wonder;
then.'that I hailed with joy that happy
eye'nt in a familyThe birth of ; a sweet
baby-boy little brother' Eddy I i- Oh,
how tenderly I loved hirri,1 aii I preSs
ed his little downy cheek to my own,
and to'ndld'The'soff 'pfimr arriii 'and
tiny in'ger's--h'ow! rapturblfsly I caught
his first gleam's of in'lellige'nre,ind kiss
ed his laughing mouth till his blue ev es
dilated with baby wonder at my ecstat
ic joy! Oh, those happy happy days!
What a1 miracV was'hiJ ! first ttem pi at
walking; and his first word, my-t name,
was kissed off his bright lip?, itv a de
lirinm of delight.6 He- could'tiot say
Jiilia and his intitatiorf of it,"; Dooly
was'my appellation for years' afl' P," in
the family, Dear liltTe Eddji koid ,1
aia tove mm; ne, was. constantly oy my
sidemglit as well as day, his bright
head shaied.my . pillow, with . me,, or
nestled ia my embrace to jiis slumbers.
His 1 gleeful -shout awoke me in the
ffnorningj and to me he lisped his little
prayers at night.' I delighted in doing
everything for him 4 : H is little speckled
hose, his red mittens; his tiny garments,
were ' all ' my -handiwork- my. hand
guided the bright hair in its curling; yet
vainly, for the saucy wind, or a little
exercise.'soon. demolished all traces of
brush and comb: and the rich- auburn
cTiisters'reveTed iri their 'careless' play,
.I . ' .1- 1. 1' ii':
an cjver iiie restiegs neaa, arouou ine
pure brow,0 and down the white tiecki
and over, the merry eyes, which peeped
inrougn use vipie( . irom ;. ineir mossy
bed.: 1 Eddy was a beautiful.child; and
as he grew, to manhood, and: left: home
lor a distant school,: his beauty , became
almost glorious to me. He used to
s'pe'ndTiis 'v'aca'tT6h'f,kt h'orriej ahd'then,
with what pride' I listened to his .elo
quent descxiptionV of scenery '.be had
wiliiessed, while' ajjs'ent. jXo 'me be
relieared hi s speefies an? read his com
positions, and to me otv,he recited lit
tle gem9 of poetry, never sullied. by Jype
and, prtss.t .We were-, orphan;; our
mother having th'ed.in , our -childhood,
atid ohr lather, having vainly tried -to
supply her1 place,' by filling her" vacant
ebalr!with a woman1 whose nature wis
Uncongenial ia1 oursas I9 fibst o the
flowers.' and ,Tis ' we; shrunk frrrt."her
chiljing presen'c'we nestled flpser'to
geth'er, and 1 tr'ied 'tp be a mothef tp rhy
ypuijg hrptthe.' " ' (Qften',hae; J knell up
ondearn'molhet's ' crave, ,.and .. .prayed
that her. mantle might, fall oavmi.Trlha1
her spirit might breathe- its gentleness,
forbearance,- and wisdom to direct, into
nnHieart, that ,1 mi'ht la at discreet
LcoQnselforyand a fcithl'ul friend todar.
ling Ldd.- -I labored 'faithrullyV'and
felt.rewarded by my brother's afl'ectiott
ale regafd for'my wishes.''1 Still, as he
grew older, I could setf that' he no lohg
ei'd'eptnded iipdn nyghidahce,s and
lorhelime's ventured to act IndeDdnderii
01 iii.auvice; ana Alter a wiuie,ceased
to counsel with me almost entirely. I
was deeply grieved, and thought that I
no longer possessed , an influence over
him. v Especially did Heel this, when
he refused fo listen to my entreatjes.that
ie would nnisii nil education, and grad
uate at College-. I fearsd that he
was getting a taste for wandering, as I
listened to his Visionary dreams of sea
life, and foreign lands but was "grati
fied to note a growing attachment be
tween him and a lovely girl.the daught
er of a' quiet widow, who Jived near us.
, 'Minnie, you have doubtless wonder
ed that, Lillie West chooses sush a se
cluded Ijfe, and,., the, title,'. Old Maid,
when ine is. possessed 'oft, such personal
charms,) and ificems so. well fitted to
mingle, ia society. ( it...,-,
,' 'Yes,. Auntie, it was .but yesterday,
I told Ned that I'd warrant she had in
stilled her old-maidish notions into her
pretty nelce'S head; and he bristled' up
and'said that Lillie West-was none the
worst for being ah old maid, and 'that '
slip was really a1 charming companion', '
and that she was more like. 'a' sijtef to
Fanny Than, an aunt;' and 1 was," forced
to acknowledge, that I never met a more
entertaining person than . Miss, Lillie,
sad as site seemed to be,,. ,,., v.
'Sad yes, ihs does wear an expres
sion of sadness; aud my heart aches for
her, ' poor girl.-' ' Once her prospects
were as hright as'yoar owri, : Minniej
and the pure lore of her innocent heart
was lavished upon her i"rst' lover, ' as'
freely , and as ardently asyours.'' Min-
Die uiusneu i ne nappy oti ecc 01
thltVve waVmytfaf!ingbf6trie.,,rhe
were bolli'ydUiigTloo yttriig 't& wed;
but I tondly hoped that his alfeclidnTor
her, w'uld keep him .always 'hear tnV,
lor'.neajfliat' LiltU w6ufif rever l'eas'e
h'er(.n)oiher. !.1!B.ui tlie gluing descrfp.'
tionsy. tlie.', ilaterjng!, aopunts.,' pf'j' the
glorious, AVest, given jy traveler, and
puhlislied in ajl the. journaisjirej his
restless heart with new dreamsol wealth)
andia. desire, for roving having long pon
sessed hinoy he -talked of nothing .but
specblaiiins,' govet'nmenr - Taiid, . nte:
ahibig ther Indians,'4 and adventure.1-"
About this"time,: I was1 married,' arid
frdwatT Iiv'W; witlf ! us."-' You uhcle
w,as as kind as an own fattier could be
tpliim,, 'and.'.'ibeiwve Edward loved
hinj almost as,, ell as he, Ipved', hie-r.T
Scarcely, a, day .parsed .witbbui i.cori
vexsatioa with,roy.- brother, about leav
ing us and, bu'terly- did 1 lament my in
ability tojnjluepce. him,.,. 'I. think "ter
red, io speaking too. frequently, alp im
proper urues,i and , injudiciouhly... .He
grew ; weary ot: my incesi ant harfings
dpou The-' Bime old string,' ai he termed
it,' arid W 'no' Very1 ge title tones; bade me
say rio'hiore to limi oh' the' subject'-1-that
hfs.mihdl'wa's''rnade 'tiji;1 jlnrf he
slipuH go.'' rhad 'fiotiVed wuh' paid,
iliat , he. was cpntrapii'iig some ad hab
il.and.'thaJt' hf iwas quite sceptic.'. ('In
yainl talked pi ;our early religious ed
ucation,.'and tesought.him.to believe in
hisnioUier's-Uod- .tlle, only entered
into lorig arguments that 1 .could not
answer; and 1 could only pray for him,
and trust that the hand wluich had res
cued dear Henry and myself from the
horrible pu and miry clay,i would yet
lead bur brother into paths of pleasant
ness arid 'peaceV 't-'- i " '
;'lie lelt, and tor a while; we heard
from him occasionally,' as a'hunter, re-
joicing 'in a wild life,, among the child
ren 01 me ipres,t. ,. out 111s leueis grau
ually grew'shprt, and uojfequent, , till
at last they ceased entirely ;,, and,,' it ,;is
many years since we heard from him.
A few months alter his departure, your
dear parents died; and in the love of
their orphan children, I learned to be
happy again'.- Edward Was seven, and
you five, when )0u came to live with
usi'since which time 1 have endeavor
ed to' be as a mother tb you; and in your
rt 'I 1 I', 1' '
atiecttpn anu autiiui uenavior, reap a
rich revyard for all, my car.'I know
hot what has beoqme, of my "wander
ing brother;, but. jeel sure, that he nev
er could forget his only, darling sister.
He may have broken awray-lrom my
influence, but at times,, memory : hag
brought back his boyhood's days f and
the instructions, the admonitions, Uhe
gentle reproofs, which I gave him, have
had some weight with htm, I' feel as
sured: " 'Nightly have I prayed for" him;
and 1 fully believe that my p'raj er's have
been br.wil be answered, and that Ed
ward won't be absent, when 'our 'r'e'uiii
ted family sits dpwii to the . 'fta.rriag'e
supper of the Lamb.??.. ...
rH Mrs. Hendersou. ceased speaking; her
yoke, 'which (iad faltered, gre w!attppg','
od. per eye beanied.with lhe radiance
of! faiths Minnie was. sobbing . uppn
hef bosom, aud the rays of the .. selling
suit fell through the window upon The
matron- and the maiden, gilding the sil
ver threaded locks of the onei and . the
bright curls ;of the other,1 and' lighting
nptne numme apartment wun acneer
1 ol elo'wV A 'shadow'darkeiAedthd'patl:
tofj? h?bment ther was : fusliHg: in
vints ' Vp v e ' he tjc-d ; door w
ana a uiLJorm cnieru iuooms,,.. .; i
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. 'fin vnil nnt Irnntu .:i...O M .
richj manly voice, as Mrs. Henderson
arose to receive the stranger, and Min
nflurhed away, searching for her pock
et Dandkerchief. ,
'Can it be l . Js it
. Jor long-lost brother Edward!' was
the ejaculated replyj as he caught ; his
sisfei-'to his heart. 'Your; way ward
brother came; back lo entreat vour for.
givencas foj past follies, to thank you
for yoar kind forbearance and patient
lent-cungs, ana to tnve to make some
return 'for all your care of him.'
Oh God! my heart fs full ! my
prayer ate answeredl Edward! dear
fcddyr and the old lady carressed him
fondly; '
Of4 Julia! St wai you who saved
ne! . Hardened as I seemed to be, I
me
could ol forget your lovinet counsels'
they were evr present with nie; and it
seemed 'to' me, when I was : led into
temptation, that I heard you prayinj
lor.me as you used to, by my little be
in childhood. :Doyou remember the
time wnen we went to mother s grave
oy moopiigm, ana you there counseled
me, and we knealt together and vou told
me that' perhaps her pure spirit was
even tnen hovering around us? Oh! I
have refilled 'that scene a thousand
timesj andjt has preserved me frpru sin
many a time,,,-iJear sister, to vou. un
der God, 1 owe my salvation
' .That was a' happy meeting. Ed
ward Lee had, been a wanderer in many
climes," and had many, interesting ad
ventures to relate,, many inquiries ; to
mane auuvt um tteuaiiiiances, anu it
was dark before Mrs. Henderson tho't
ol, the Tea.' Minitie had been more
thoughtful, however,' and a nice farm
ers repast vas spre id before the weary
traveler by the hands of ' his lovely
nici.,',Mrs.'Ifen'de'rs6rI bad "commu
nicated all the news' of the village to
him, and had observed a start and glow
of interest upon his face when she
spoke of Lillie West, as yet faithful to
her'early 'vpw." ' Mr.,! Henderson and
.uiirti4 cft'ut? irom tnpir aauy ton, ana
gays the long absent one a hearty wel
come; but when they repaired to the
par!6r lo'enjoy a chat with him, he was
ool til be found. ' He had strayed off
uipougn tne . loved haunts ot his youth;
and tUelsiletit moon looked in through
the' vine-wreathed window of Lillie
West's't'ottag that night, and witnes
sed a re-union of happy hearts. . There
was a long , confession, a renewal of
vows,and the old glow came back to
Llllie's pafle cheek, dnd she felt repaid
for her years of vigil, her patience, and
her faith. 1 , '. , .
A lew weeks after, there was a qui
et wedding,; and the .villagers declared
that there never., was a nobler bride-,
groom, or a lovelier bride. ' Edward
Lee had returned a millionare; but he
had learned to' prize the trve riches
above silver and gold; and having scat
tered his wealth among those less for
tunate than himself, he retired to the
cozy little cottage home, where he and
Liljie have'spent so many happy hours,
and, there, he offers up, hjs morning and
evening oblations, at his own family al
tar. His nephew, Edward Lee, - has
given up all thoughts of roving, and is
doing s thriving busiuess, aided by his
uncle's purse. and advice; and pepple do
say that Fanny West is getting ready
to be married; some say there will be a
double weddmg.and wonder what Airs.
Henderson, will ,do without Minnie.
But .the good old lady smiles,: and
smoothes her checked apron over her
ample lap, as she says,' ! have a prom
ise from Mr.1' Mellville, that he will
not take her iar off I must have all my
ucai iucs iitai tti.
'''Yes.' yes!' says Mr. Henderson.
Minnie shall have the old farm Un
cle Eddy will take care of Ned.'
a
at
Grave of a Stranger.
grave of a strange? ii holy ground.
It la not so because his bopei are
gone vbat friends who doated on him
ait ' disconsolate or, because' a female
benuV over. the coffin and watches the
f.urth throWo upon it,. tSo, shis is not
the.ijeaBoa ; it would ba diflicuit to ex
plain vtli it is so. To wituess the
glow ryceosioii a. tvidow anong stian
gers, layiug hej'esrj'hly hopts'i:i a place
remote from triehds the raontiug kind
oess of neighbors, aud , to heat the con
dolence of p'.ty, tlie, bleesing of.au
ageJ and yeiierable -cjlergymad, askidg
the ttss!s,tauc't!, dnii 1 suppurt , of divine
power Vail- these occurrences' arid sce
nes cannot but I'foduce'ii soieinii im
presaion.1 .2-v''i .i!' ;...1...h;.j,-
iAnd.'.here'miy be friends all (Iita ri
ce wishing and hoping Jor bappy' tidiDgs
iir rciu'tiou :o his healih. f '1'ba aukieiy
wbicli uuvasiou.ed by.sfickuess,' uuunoi
b.8-, couhueU. by, space.) .it ia iu ib air;
i. Jook;on a. stars, wishing tbeni io
tell wi.et t'hey'know; 'it ask of the
moon J:.is our frieiijl better T :i -All .'this
is f'asily coueeived.1 But can the Stars
(, b 1 is ti t h e t r u t h T T r t h e -'ui o 0 u ,t-0 u I U
transmi'i'new's, hu; mariy hearts 'would
bea'Wrieii'Tt tisesi'and hoW umuy gpi
rftsi iFhk'iie! ifioia! 4bwu'r
r- .-J.t-
'.. Ai TaW ! !w.'o jta'f fcia ! lott u Cl ) Ob be d
i.aU stteeu-ol Lowell, Msthusevi?,
because she wore an. old-fashioned boir
utTh'p'olice Tia'd to (iuterfere to
p r y p t ( t ? rV a,fi tl J t' 9 u j :'t j i n g h e r , h 9 in b ,
Uef rabBieV.t9'lbt:;fiuin.'bf of, Are buu
drecuro'un(e4 btr'liau.sa and tried to
break iii aud Meri "dispersed 1 .qtilj afier
suiidiSiOt tbern had .been appad . prer
Tha bead pnq kicked, ufur.jlbe.j shiijS
Sober MassathoaetUj '4 ,'. ',, :,-'
WASHINGTON'S LOVE AFFAIRS.
I It9.
FROM IRVING'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
, ' Iu oue of these manuscript me.moriali
of , his practical ftgdiei and exercises,
we hare coma upon tome documents
singularly iu coutraM ith all that we
hare just cited and with his apparent
unroniiuiio character. In a MOTd. thefe
are evidences in his own handwriting
that, before be was fifteen year of age,
he bad conceited a passion for some
unknown beauty, so sarious at to dis
turb his otherwise well regulated mind
and to make htm really unhappy. Why
this jutenile attachment wa a source
of ouhappines , we hare no positive
means of ascertaining, remaps the
object of it may have considered him
a mere scbool'bur and treated him as
such : ot his own shyness might have
been in his way, and bis "rules fur be
havior and conversation" may as yet
have sat a v s wardl v on buu aud render-
ad him formal and ungainly when be
most sought to please. Even in later
year he was apt to be silent and em
barrassed in female society, "lie was
Very bashful young man," said an old
lady whom he jlsed to visit when they
were both in their nonage. "I used of
ten to wish that he would talk more."
Whatever may have been the. reason,
this early attachment seems to have
been a source of poignant discomfort to
him. I: clung to liivn after he took
final leave of school in.the autumn of
1747, and went to reside with his brot
her Lawrence at Mount Vernon. Here
he continued his mathematical studies
and bis practice in surveying, disturbed
times by recurrences of his unlucky
passion. 1 hough by no means of a
poetical temperament, the waste pages
of hi journal betray several attempts
lo pour forth his amorous sorrows in
verse. Tbey are mere common place
rhymes, such as lovers at bis age are
apt 10 write, in which he bewails his
"poor restless hart wounded by Cup
id's, dait," and bleeding for one who
remain pitiless of bis griefs and woes.
The tenor of some of his verses in
duce us to believe that he never told
his love ; but as we have already sur
mised, was prevented by his-bashful-oess,
'Ah, woe is me, that 1 should love
' and conceal ;
Long have I wished, aud never dare
., reveal."
It U dilhcuU to reconcile on s self
to the Idea of the' cool and sedate Was
hington, the great champion of Ameri
can liberty, a hose worn lover in his
youthful days, sighing like a furnace
and inditing plaintive verses about the
groves of Mount Vernon. We are glad
an opportunity, however, of pene-
trateing to his native feelings, and find
ing that undar l is steady decorum and
reserve he had a heart ot llesn, tnroo
bing with warm impulse of humnn na
ture. The merits ofWashington were known
and appeciated by the Fairfax family.
Though not quite sixteen years of age
he no longer seemed a boy. nor was he
treated as such. Tall, athletic and
manly for his years, bis early self train
ing and . the code of conduct be had
devised gave a gravity and decision to
his conduct; bis frankness and modesty
inspired cordial regard, and the melan
choly of which he speaks ' may have
produced a softness in his manner ca'.
culated to win favor in ladies eves.
According to his own account, the fe
male society by which he was surroim
ded had a soothing effect on that me
lancholy. The charms of Miss Cary
the sister of the bride, seem lo have
caused a' slight fluttering in his bosom;
which, however,, was constantly rebu
ked by the remembrance of bis former
passion so at least we judge from let
ters to Lis youtful confidents, rough
drafts of which are still to be seen in
his tell tale journal.
. To one whom hn addresses as his
dear friend Robin, be writes. "My
residence is at present at his Lordship's,
where I mleht, was my heart disenga
ged,' pass my time pleasantly, as there's
a very agreeable young lacy lives in tne
same house (Col. George EairUxa wi
fb's. sister). -but at that only atldtog
fuel to fire.it makes me the more unea
sy,. for by often and unavoidibly being
in company with her revives tn former
passion for your Lowland Beauty ) whe
reas, was 1 to live more retired from
young women, 1 might id some measure
alleviate; my forrows by burying that
chasfe' and troublesome passion iu the
grave of oblivion,' &c.
j Similar avowals ha makes to another
of bis young correspondents, whom he
styles ''Dear friend Johu'! as also a fe
mala .confident, styled "Dear Sally," to
whom he acknowledges that the com
pany of the very agreeulile young lady,
sister-in-law of Colonel Gi-nre Fair
fax, iri a great measure cheers his sor
ibw and dejectedoens. The object of his
early pason is not positively known.
Tradition elates that the lewlaod beauty
was -a Miss Crimes of Westmoreland,
afterwards, Mrs, Lea," and the mother
of General Henry- Lee, who figureJ iu
revolutionary .bistvry; as Light Horse
Uittji and; wag always a favorite with
Washington, pfobabl; from 'the" recol
lections of bis early lenderuess for the
mother..-,. V . .
' Whatever may hAte beeu the sooth
ing eflecfpf ilia female snciatjr by which
he was su'rfodnded at Belvoirf the youth
found a mow fffictuat . remedy for bis
lova walancbolj in tn couipauj 01 s-ora
Fairfax.;: His lordship staunch
foxhiiater. and kept hones and bounds
in the English styles- Tba bunting sea
son had'errived.yTtie neignoornootf ao
ufinded Vltb SDOtt'T but folhohtlnt in
VJrglnia ,yeotuirSd '. t1oid a'hndi' skillful
hortema nsbipr.. Ha, . fo'uud. Washington
he
ed
s hold ai himself in the saddle, and as
eager lo follow the hounds, He fort
with took him into peculiar favor; mads
him his hunting compinion; and it
was probably under the tuition of this
hard riding old nobleman that the youth
imbibed that fondness fur the chats for
which he was afiertvard remarked,
Tradition gives very different moti
ves from those of business for his two
sojourns in the Utter city. Ha found
there an early friend and schoolmate.
Beverly Itobiunon, son of John Robirt
soi), Speaker of the Virginia house of
Burgesses. He was living happily and
prosperously with a young and bappy
bride, having married one of the neices
met heiresnes of Mr. Adolphua Philipse,
a rich landholder, whose mauor house
is atilt to be sen on the banks of the
Hudson. At the house of Mr. Beverly
Robinson, where Washington was an
honored guest, he mat Miss Mary Phil-
lipse, sister to and co-heirei of Mrs.
Robinson, a young lady whose personal
allMctious are said to hare rivaled her
eputed wealth, '.
We have already given an instinct
of Washington's early sensibility to fe
male charms. A life, however, of con
stant activity and care, passed for the
most part in the wilderness snd on the
frontier, fsr from female society aud
left little moo I or leiiure for the indul
gence of the tender sentiment, but red-
Urei him more sensible in the present
brief inter vnl of and aocial life, to
the attractions of an elegant woman,
broujhl up in tho noli'.e cvrt-rf of New
York. -
That he was open admirer of Miss
Phillipse is a historical fact) that ha
sought her band, but n-aa refused, is
traditional, and not very probable. Hit
military rank, his early laurels and dis
tinguished preence were all calculated
to find favor In female yes j but bis
sojourn in New York as brief, he may
have bean difnJent iu urging his suit
with a lady accustomed to the hoinagt
of society and surrounded by admirers.
The most probibla version of the story
that he was called away by his pub
lic duties before he had made sufficient
approaches in his siege of the lady's
heart lo warrant a summons to surren
der.
Washington was now orJered by Sit
John St. Clair, the quartermaster gene
ral of the forces under Gen. Forbes, to .
repair to Williamsburg, aud lay the
state of the case before the council, He
iatuff promptly on borsebackattended
by Bishop, th crinj"mi!Jtar
servant who had served the late getierat '
Draddock. It proved an eventful Jour
ney, though nut in military poiut of
rjew. In crossing t ferry of the Pa
munky, a branch of the York river, he
fell in company wi'li a Mr. Chamber
layne, who lived iu the neighborhood,
and" who" -in the spirit of Virginia hos
pitality, claimed bun as a guest. It
was with difficulty that VVashiogtou
coald be prevailed 011 to bait for din
ner, so impatient was he to arrive at
Williamsburg and accomplish bis mis
sion. Among the guests at Mr. Chamber
lay ue' was a young and blooming wid
ow, Mrs, Marina 'ustis, a aaugnter 01
Mr. John Danbridge, both patrician na
mes in the province. Her husband,
John Park Custis had been dead about
three years, leaving her with two young
children aud a Urge fortune. She is
represented as being rather below the
middle size, but extremely well shaped,
with an agreeable countenance, dark
hazel eyes and hut, and those frank,
engaging manners, so captivating in
southern womeu.
We are not iuformed whether Was
hington had met her before ; probably
not during her widowhood, as during
that lime ho had been almost continu
ally on the frontier. Wo bare shown
that with all this gravity aud reserve,
was quickly susceptible to female
charms ; and they may have bad a grea
ter effect upon him when thus casually
encountered io fieting momenta snatch
from the cares and perplexities
and rude scenes of frontier life. At
any rate bis heart appears to have been.
taken by surprise.
The dinner, which in (hose day was
earlier than at piesent, seemed all tow
short. Afternoon passed away like a
dream. Bishop wis punctual to the
orders he received on halting ; the hor
ses pawt-J at the door, but for coca
Wash'ngtun loitered iu the path 01 du
ty. The horses were countei manded,
aud it waa not until tho nxl morning
that be was agaiu in the saddle, spur
ring for Williamsburg. Happily the
White House, the resioer.ee of Mr. Ca
sus, was in rient county, at no greai
distance from that city, so that he bad
opportunity of visiting her in the inter
vals ot business.
His lime fur couttship, however, waa
brief. Military duUes called him al
most iinmediauly to Winchester; but
he feared, should he leats the matter
iu suspense, some more enterprixini
rival might supplant him during hie
absence, aa in the case of Miss Phil
lipse at Sew York. He improved, tkets
fore, his brief opportunity to the ut
most. The blooming'widow had maay
suitors, out Washington was graces.
with that renown so ennobliug in the
eyea of woman, la a word, before tbey
separated they mutually pugntea ineir
faith, and tha marriage was to take
place as soon as the campaign against
Fort Due-ursnV) was at an end, " ' "
. . - i t
NVbila at Chillicotba the other day,
we heard it rumored, that there wart
two caaee of Cholera in that place.
Standard. V " . '
; It is nothing but rumor, ChiUicoth
ue'ver was mote healthy than at the pres
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