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Tlh treasures of the deep ure not o preciousl
As are the conceraled eotutortq of at man
Locked up in woman's love. I scent the air
Of blessings, when I come but near the house.
1Vhut a delicious breath inarrige sends florth
The violet bed's not sweetor.-[MIDDIET'rON.
# have often had cccasion to remark
the fortitude with which women -'s
tain the most overwhelming reverses
of fortune. Those disasters which
br ak down the spirits of a man and
prostrate himn in the dust, seemn to call
forth all the energies of the softer sex.
and give such intrepidity and elevation,
to the character, that at times it ap
proaches to sublimity. Nothing can
b,,., re touchiing thIiL.to behold a soft
ýtýr female, who had been all the
weakness and dependence. and alive to
every trivial roughness, while treading
b. tht prosperous paths of life, suddetnly
rising in mental force to he the cons
forter and support of her husband under
misfortune, and abiding with unshrink
ing tilmness, the bitter hlasts of"
As thei vine, which has long twii cel
. its gr;i.iftiul foliage about the oak. and
lhu(- lifte(d by it into sunshine, will,
wihen the hatdy plant is lifted by the
thtnierjilt, cling round it with its
(caressing ttlndrills, and bind up its
.ll:tt.rii"g l u,))ghs: so is it beautifully
ordered by Providence, that wonin
whol is thIs in're ,e1 pelndent and ornament
of man in his haplpy hours, should he
his stay and solace when smitten
with sutlien ealainity : winding herself
into, the rugged recesses of his nature,
telndlerly supporting the drooping head,
and binding up thie broken-heart.
I was (inc congratulating a friend,
who had around himi a blooming fami'y.
knit together in the strongest affectii n.
" I can wish you no better lot,' said I e,
ith enthusiasm, " than to har a wife
ind children. If youard pr rperous.
Sthere they are to sharp-four prosperity;
eAif otherwise, there they. are to comfort
you.' And indeed, I have observed
that a married man fialing into misfor
tune is more apt to retr~ive his situation
-in the world than altgler one, partly
cause he is more stimulated to exer
ta by the sineessities of the helpless
and beloved beings who depend upon
l;bin for subsistance; but chiitfly he
a cause his spirits-,are soothed ;a,1 r(e
, lieved t;y doim tic (nldelarments. and
his self-respect krpt Alive i,v findling
that though all abroad is darkn.ess
and humiliation, yett there is still a
little world of love at hone. of which
he is the monarch. .'Vheress a single
man is apt to run tlb waste andl self
neglect; to fincy "himself lon.ely andI
abandoned, and heart to fall to r-min
I 05e some deserted mansion, for wait
of an inhihbitant.
`.T'ese ablservations call to mind n
little dotiestic story of which I wa:
oil,, Vvit M fy intiurnate friend.
Le ried a beautiful mIl
accomp s1T ''girl who' been
brought 4u .in the midst o ' ahl,
life. She had. it is tru.li f rtune.
but that of my friend was asi2ls, anl
he delighted its the anticipation it
indulging hetr in every elegant pursuit.
and .administering to those delicate
toteo fjaig . ncies that spread a kitnd
of witchervyhbont the sex. ; Her life.'
paid ha. 'shall he like a fairy tale.'
up to hi
path of y w 1 S i
with a fairer prosper
It was the misfo
however, to have emb
in large sp oulation ,
been married y mo
sccession of en
he kept his situ
went about with a h
and a broken hear
it more insuppor
of keeping up
of his wife; ft;r"
himself to overw
news. She saw ho
e(ve (of tfectitil, t
exith him. She
looks and stifled si
be( deceived by hi;
attempts at c(Oee
all her sprightly.
happiness, but sl
deeper into his s
cauise to love h
was the thought' t
make her wretched.
thoulght he, and the stn
from that cheek-the so
away from those lips
those eyes shW k ,be
,sorrow; and 'i
Inow beats ligh
cighed l dow
and miseries o t
At length he c
tone of the d
heard himii ti
your wife kno
tion he burst,
'l"For God's l
have any pity
drives me al
know it, sotni
keep it kig tr0
genmce may break er) ore
staz g nmannertthisi "impart d by
youlr lf; iar the accents of those we
love soften the lharshest tiding. hBe
sides, you are depriving yourself of
the comforts of 'her sympathy; and
not merely that. hut end(angering the
only bond that can keep hearts
together-an unreserved community of
thought and feelhng. ' She will soon
pe'rceive that something is secretly
preying upon your nmiil: and true love
will not brook reserve; it feels under
valued and outrged, whin even the
sorrows of thsec it loves are concealed
Si0! hut my friend ! to think* t
Ia blow I am to rive to all her future
prospects-hlow ami I to strike her very
soul to the earth; by telling her that her
husband is a beggar! that she is to
forego all the (hleganeies of life-anll
the pleasur -s of gay society-to shrink
with me into indigenc.- and obscurity !
To tell her that I have dragged her
down from the sphere in which she
Imiiglht have conitinued to miove in con
stant brightnes,.s-the light of every
ev~\e-tlie admiiration of every heart!
Iiow Can she Ii.ar poverty? she has
ibee'n birought up in all the refinements
,f oulne. Ilow can sheo ,eair neg
lect! she hais Iieenthe idol if soci,,tv.
( it will break her heart, it will lbreak
I isaw his grief ias ei,,lucent, and I
I't it Ihave it, flow; for sorriw relieves
it.,.lf ,v worils. Whelin his paroxyVmiii
la, t .mih,-ihle, niiFhle had rela1,sii imatu
mllndy ,ijlmme.-, I reisuimel tlhi sbnli ect
,s iitly, I dii i'- urged him to hriaik his
.ithu t ,i0 at mit'e to his wife. II,
-i.. k his hiIl mnuurimfullv hut toi
alit uirw ;ir.* i, ti k ep it fr,,ii h,.?
It s e*,,--ryi th t 'ha e shulul knw it.
thait ll ii ,;I. th -tu = r l ir . r t i th
y,.t triewiVs, warlii fri'. -, "wh,, will
ll t I.lhnk th'*' w orse' ,f ,, r,,!. ',,in "
splendidly lodged ,,eand surely it to
s not require a palace to be happy %
*th Mary '
I could live with her,' he cried,
ulsivoly,' in a.hovel! I cquld go s
wi into poverty and the s
st! I o ' coald God bless her,' e
oried h ;~F'ursting into a transport of 1
grief a~t, teoderness.
'And be4idve me, my friend,' said I, "
stepping ii" and grasping him warmly Y
by the h , . beieve 'me she can be k
'po re; it will C
a triumph to
i'l rth"all the latent a
s and ervent. sympathies of t
pature; for she will rejoice to fi
e that she loves you for yourself. b
is in every true woman' eart
of heavenly fire whi lies r
in the broad daylight of pros- Ib
,but which kindles up, and o
blazes in the dark hour of t
No man knows what the l
's bosom is-ne man knows
istering angbf:she is-until a
Sono with her.;through the a
Is of this world.' There was a
ng in the earnestness of my
r; and the figurative style of t
guage, that caught the excited [
tion of Leslie. I knew the.
I had to deal with; and following Ia
ression Ihad made, I finished
him to .g home,
aslleatrt to his wife."
ehas no e
bstract, sho ha
n , where it is bd
e. eels as yet no privatio
suffers loss of accustomed lon
niencies nor elegancies. When we
e practically to experience its sor
d cares, its paltry wants, its petty
urniliations-then will be the real
SBut," Isaid, "now that you have got
over the severest test,that of break~ing it
to her, the sooner you let the world
into the secret the better. The dis
closure may be mortifying ; but then it t
is it single misery, and soon over :
whi re as you otherwise suflfer in, in
iuticiption, every hour in the day. It
is not poverty so imnuch as pretence, that
harasses ruined man-the struggle hie
twiI'n a pl'o)ld mind annl an empty purse
the keeping up a hollow show that must
soon come to an end. Have the cour
age to appear poor, and you disarm
poverty of its sharpest sting." ()On this
point I friud Leslie perfectly prepared.
He had no false pride himself, and as
to his wife, she was only anxious to
conform to their altered fortunes.
Some days afterwards lie called upon
me in the evening. die had disposed
of his dwelling hi use, And taken a small
cottange in thlie eonitry, it few miles.
ie had Iieen busied all iy in sendinig
out furniture. Thle new i'tablislhnent
required few articles, and those of the
simplest kind. All the furniture of his
late residece lhad peei sld, except his
wife'. s harp. 'T'hiit, he snil. wnas, too
closely assciintedI wit ii the idea of her
self: it belonged to the little storv of
their love, for somie of the sweetest I,,
mInets of their courtslhFit w.ere thole,
wun J,' had leariied ov'ir Iliat instrimr
ment, nmd listened to th meill'ti lig min,.5
,if her voice. I could hut smiil, it this
inst.t iic ', of" romantic gallantry i i i a , t
rig i ih il msta ii.
1ff' wVi5 louw gitinig (lilt th, tie ('at tae'',
where lii wif' had b,.ii all ,,." -up.
mitcmlumlig its arri'auigerniiit. \l t ',,il,_i
prog,< i ts tfthis ftunily -or .. 'u ll . i- it
n- :t Vlim ar ti , ,1r I a - f , i ,,t.i, , .
lii lay, nil a. I, Aajk.1 t',ll iint, a
lit ,," t url,,l inn-if t.' 1
toil almost in the menial concerns of her
wretched habitation ?"
'Has she then repined at the change?'
"Repined! she has been nothing but
sweetness and good-humor. Indeed, I
she seems in better spiritp tan 1 have
ever known her ; she hasWoen to me all I
love and tenderness and comfort !" t
"Admirable girl P' exclainmed T. 1
"You call yourself poor, my friend ;
you never were so rich-you never
knew the boundless treasures of excell
ence you p6ssess in that women."
" 0! but my Friend, if this meeting
at the cottage was over, I think 1 could
then be comfortable. But this is her
first day of real experience ; she has
been introduced into-, humble dwelling
she has been em ed all day in ar
ranging its miserab equipments-she
has for the first time nown the fatigues
of domestio,,employment-she has for
the first time, looked airound her on a
home destitute of everything elegant
-almost of everythipg convenient;
and may now be sitting down exhausted
and spiritlgss, brooding over a prospect 1
of future poverty."
Thero was a degree of probabilitytin
this picture that I could not gainsay,
so we walked on in silence.
After turning from the main road up
,a narrow lane, so thickly shaded with
fores tree give it a complete air
i e in sight of the
Shumnble enoutgh in its
et the most pastorial poet; I
a pleasing rural look.
overrun one end with d t
e; a few trees threw
efully over it, and
ral pots of flowers
t the door, and
nt. A small
g `a foot-path
0e so Rie grasp
arm. t listoned.
M ng in a style
Siplicity, a little
d tremble on my,
orward to hear more
s step made a noise on
e walk. A bright, beautiful
oed out at the the window and
a light footstep wtas heard
Mary came tripping forth to meet
she was in a pretty rural dress of
te; a few wild flowers were twisted
in her fine hair ; a fresh bloom was on
her cheek ; her whole counteinance
beamed with smiles-I had never soon
her look Fo lovely.
"My dlear tGeorge," she cried, "I am
so glad you are come ! I have been
watching mdl watching for you. I've
set out. a table under a beautiful trc
behind the cottage'; and I've been
gutllhering sme of ithe most declicious
,tawherriis, for I knew you are fond of
thlle-anti we hlvre }ttV ch excel (' o ('len'(tc
---niid ,everyfthingl' is so sweet 11nd1 still
here--(l "' .-;iI she putting her armr
within his, and looking up brightly in
his faeo, '( ), we shall Ie $o happy !,"
P'oor Il eslic was evercomer. l1
Cauilglht Iher to, his h,,so n--he f,hlded his
Larmls round her-he kissed her again
and argain--lho could not speak, but the
tears, gushled into his eyes; anoed h(
has often assured Ime, that though the
world has since gone onl prosperously
with ima, and his life has indowd been a
hap:ply oneo, vet never has lie experiene
(ed i mo4lent otf .more exquisite felicity.
Nailent (Salienf) Iit.--,Jones was
riding up in \Vi stchester comnty, and
saw a Ioard na1ill 11p ('1n post in the
yard tof a. 1,111-1Nl ho use, with the sign
plintcd up on it, ''Thi.s Farm for Sail.'
Always ready for a little plealttltry.
rid ml set .it.- R1 w,,man in checked suit4
ionrdl c c, li,!kinrg u, 1 tn all gr,,nf I l ) o'
chils lt thI w,,4 j11il4 in frn , of t the
h ,)ii1 , 1h1 stiol,l,,',l 1)9, I likeiI tier. very
lIilit ly, 1 wh 1 1t fh . 1'.1rm w i. . ,, v il.
I, his tu19 .-ti'1 1 i99- 1u991 'r, '.i-'I 4i S.4114
91 t., m a, " , ,, -. " - I- , I ,\. ".1.9!,,
,. , 9ri/ , .9 ,,, h . 9 b . . . 19
Bartlett's DictionarI, a-,ld English
work, in defining the word ' frr aftei
describing several differ nt. t 'ig
bearing the name, thus cootase.s
SBull Frog.--A species ot afipli
bious animal found in th'e swamps atd
marshes of North America. It is about
two feet in length, making a noise
like a bull, wlhence its name. It is
very voracious, devouring youngduok9,
geese, and other water-fbwl, .before
they are old enough to shift forlem -
5soltv(." . "
The one who wrote that had seeti
A Sign.-One moonlight night as
.Jack was leading his father home from
the tavern, where his potations had
been too deep and strong for his head
the old tipler raised his foot to
over the shadow of the sign p
'What-what is that?' quoth the old
man. 'Nothing; but the sign,' replied
the dutiful son. 'Siglgpiblgn of what?'
demantded the votary o? Bacchus.
•Why, a sign that you are drunk,(
father,' replied Jack.
V-" Mr. Arnald. when at Cehani
once lost all patience with adu ilTar,
when the pupil looked up in hi1s'fqce,
and eaid, 'Why do you speak angri'Ty
qir ? Indeed I am dolng the boet ,I
can.' Years aft~l tbo doctor used to .e
tell the story toti own Thlildron, and
say 'I never fblt$o sharied of myself
in my life. That look and that speech
I have never forgotten.' "Is not this. a
very suggRi tive facot for many parents
and teachers, and for masters, too, who
are oftimes Impatient and unreasonable
with youths of this class ?
0ir There is a Turkish law that t
man, for ýevery falsehood he 'utters,
shall have a red mark sot on his house.
If ,such a law wore in force in the
United States, we fear that Not e people
who build fine houses might have their
painting done without expense, except
to their characters and consciences.
I- An ,ld IlDutchl lady, at a religious
meeting, aI,[eel very much conOernot
for her soul, and went about sighing
and sobbing, anu would not be com
forted. IUp on being asked by the
miinistr, what the matter was, she
replied : ' That she couldn't read
English, and she was afraid the Lord
couldn'lt understand D)utlch.'
l. An (exqitisite attempted to commit
suicilde the other evening because his
wishler-Wlmnatl l irmnlld thi string of his
'dicky' the wrong way. S seepltiblo
youth. When we last heard from him,
his lasrent s hadi Ilrnled hlis feet in a
warmmu hath, llLhade of r0.40 water.
I Wisth to be s 5lsnthea.
ITht truth ,',ntaina I in tha. ftllowing line
worth tha atntt iont of Chriatilon phllanthropiets
Manllna, I wish I lived away.
Away across the great big sea,
Where littl. IIe.atthan children play,
And then how e, ppy I should b, !
I wi.ah yo3"it'l lbe a lethien too,
And thin wa sill sbl,tld hav. soma,, broad,
Awl good wirt, li lothies for sister Sue,
And brother \VWillie. who is dlead.
I'dl go tual find his little, grave,
AiuI l hini to a, ci s hI,, ui, rsiaii:';
Awl Ir.ad andl littlI shoelu,. he'l'd have,
Awl he w,uhla thank hIis sister .Jhnt.
And f,olk) would corme andl ,ee you
altlrnua. you, look aý , sick awil pale;
Amid bring some Irial and paltr rhwhen r
'T'hey heard my si'tar's wail.
SMla rttna, iitln't ( hriotiti ho intiestslamod&
l'Except o, I n.the' . ? ('ria't they give
l', ; -tor stie uimli me s8Iatia' paroun l
\,1a1l lit )your little dIlalt,-ilht ra live' I
I w,.vi t,, 'hi r h-li tI,, sa',. ! h,,arl i
'lhs p,r,'an her f,ir tlhs IH1 nthie. ralray ;
tijt iat tha firn ! iisJal,,riJi , wOri
'"(,r hlualgrvy little (Chri-ti;,ii saty.
yv litt ,. , lra- wa, ,artli awal thin,
\\ i,. ath .r little _iriI laiit iii
"J'h,"" , ta ,id is:s t lh t is wad to a nai'
I',r lilttle l ,llst s gsirl- 'isi, israinl;
'* h r aas' I , wi-,s thi at I
a h at a, s als ht s l t f' a s d drir-a;
S It, f .,t ananay, ,lityara.. i.