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Oh! love is left in bygone years,
Yet there has been no broken vow,
" We" met of yore; 'tis "you and 1"
That sometimes meet each other now,
A quite indifferent Ae and she,
Though once enshrined in lovers "we."
That time, 'ti now long long ago
Its hopes, it- joyeaell yaea.d away;
On life'. calm tide three bubbles glow,
And pleasure, youth, and love are they;
Hope painat them bright, as bright, cadbe -
Or cud when you and 1 were "we"
I paradised some woodland cot;
I built great "castles in the air;"
And pleasure was, and grief was not,
In cot or castle, thou wert there;
Yet it was not alone for thee,
For Fancy whispered "we."
) The distant isles of future years
h Gleam Lrightly through the golden haze;
ouTime's sea,a reflex heaven appears,
Lt In which the stars are happy days;
it At least 'twas always so with me
b When lover's, you and I were "we."
,t My life was all one web of gold,
Where thoughts of thee like gems were
o set;
But soon the light of love grew cold,
And gems and gilding faded; yet
The "gilt" and "past" seemed true to me
t But, 'twas when you wnd Iwere "we."
d Long, long ago, with life-hope shone
r These faded fancies; now they seema
Wild fragments of a gladness gone,
u The memory of a pleasant dream.
And Wonder whispers, "Can it be
That ever,you and I were "wet"
"Why dost thou cling to life ?"
What will it bring to thee !
Only a heavier cross
Better that thou wert free,
Better thy strings should phiy
Their funeral dirge to the grave,
Better that thou shoult4t lay
Where willow and cypress wave."
"And you can forget family honor,
pride of race, bid defiance to the world's
)pinion, and forsake all for mne a poor
"Stop, you shall not use that vile word
in connection with yoursel. I will go to
my step-brother and tell him everything.
I do not fear Paul's anger. He shall give
you your freedom, and we will go to the
North, where that terrible word could
never be applied to you,-where the mere
drops of colored blood in your veins
could never be a reproach to you. You
have been educated and have imbibed
the feelings and tastes of this favored
and "superior" race, and yet refined I
ountlemnan as you are, too well I know
the position you occupy a Klaue to,-a I
perjured villain- -my step-brother, and I
am of his blood. Surely if you knowing I
this, tn love me, I can bid defiance to(
the miserable, ungenerous prejudice
which the white race cherish against
yours ; I love you I my love renders you 1
my peer. Paul Devereaui is only my
.tep-lbrother, and, neither he nor the
world have treated mec so kindly, so
gently, that I would cleave to either and I
forsake you :and Justine Devereaui
tiece assumed a very defiant expression.
"But darling Justine, uulesx. we could I
indeed get your step-brother to give me
my freedom, I can never be aught to you. '
The laws even are such, you could not be 2
my lawful wife." s
"There St. Leon, enough, you will 3
force mae to be too unmaidenly. What! i
von and I to offer our happiness for life,a c
sacrifice to laws, which place you on a 'I
level with the brute creation ? SL Leon I J1
aate, I defy those laws, I hate the cold, c
:xwrcil#'ess race who created those laws, t
they shall not gI)vern me ! trbna
The bar of Heaven is the only tiua
I will be amnenalble to. Oh! how I hate the c
c swho have pl)ced the brazed of slave ;t
11mn hint I love! Th.* white people d
."re do not know, that Father Henry our g
"iest has colored blood in his ieins---it h
wais he who taught mum to abhor slavery,
'nd opened my eyes to the bawe injue- e
Joof the accursed systeza, this "Iven- o
br institution." Let us go to Father l
Henry and tell him all, and he will mats
me your wife in the sight of heaven, that
is all I ask."
"Oh! Justine darling, you know not
what you aik. You cannot now re4liws
the infiay, the degradation, you will
bring upon yourself, should I accept the
sacrifice you would make. Alas! an
noble, uaselish darling I know it only
too.well- this wretched endurance dt
eqiutence which an allty poor slave roil
know of life. Have I not felt the iron in
my soul all these years? Oh! my Justine,
you cannot form any ednception of the
life I endue. Not only does this terrible
bondage chain me to earth - nay in the
very dust o! degradation physically, but,
crushes every hope, it blasts every aspira
tion and ambition in life. If for one brief
moment I ,orget, and draw a curtain for
one instant between me and the terrible
reality, somw relentless hand is sure to
crush mebeak-back, to the only position,
cumknn permis my race to fll, that of dafre
to a white mnu. Oh! love, you cannot un
derstand ho, you tempt me to forgetful
news of the yawning gulf between us. And
e yet my darlinh I must not, I dare not drag
you down to he vile existence I endure !
I cannot pluge your proud spirit into 1
the seething auldron of misery, and de- j
gradation, in rhich every high and noble I
attribute of m" own heart is being rap- I
idly consumed until soon, nothing will I
remain, but sa'h traits and characteris- 1
tics as are betiting me - a slave. No! E
no! my darlingjyou must leave me, while, I
I have still stdeient nobility to refuse
your sucrifice. ;o--darling-as yet the c
:laar' has only, olluted Our ears, with i
words of love-tour lils- my yourhanid I
even, are untatished by his touch. Go, i
go-I am huiun, I can bear no more, P
marry some ont of your step-brothers I
race, and leavue to forget in my slave i
life I ever stood bside Justine Devereaux, .
her equal. " r
Before we proced further, you doubt- L
less wish to knav reader, who the par
ties are, whom a have so abruptly in- i,
troduced to you notice. a
Justine Deveraux was the step-sister, h
and ward of PauDevereaux, one of the c
wealthiest planter of the " lower coast " ti
in the State o Louisiana. Justine's b
motlyr had diedvhile Justine was yet J
in her nurse's errs, and her father had r
followed to tie gree the wife--he so dear- ti
ly loved-long bere their little daugh- I
ter had completedter fourth year. M. De- u
vereaux's death wa so very sudden and s]
unexpected, that t did not have time t(
to make his wilL Aus was the little Jus- ti
tine left to the kder mercies of her g
step-brother. Pre ons to his death, o
while he was eve grappling, with the I
grim monster, M.LDeveraaux had told
his son, a secret caiected with the histo- co
ry of the little Justie, and implored Paul it
to give him, a isitu pledge, that he h
would guard anad rotect Justine, and w
that she should bual heir with him- oi
self, to the imme estate of the Deve
reaux. And w he light of a villain- \1
ous purpose shon i his eyes, and with bi
his hands clasped p that of his dying at
father's, Paul Devaux swore to fulfill tc
his father's dying yer,and with that ei
oath upon his li even then - Paul i
Devereau's heart planning how he fa
could dispone of t~baby-girl, as if she tin
had been a poor, ~kntoy, he could di
cast aside at wilm
Immediately his father's death, noi
Paul had placed tine in a convent at3
school, so he might e a little time in tri
which to develope ins, for her future. In
As the girliwas out .vjht, she was in de
some measure, out iind, therefore, the th
years sped on, and istine was sixteen at
years of age, and utent of oneoof de
our famous convnt oole of Louisiana. cri
The year previous leaving school. bil
Justine, in theeon and fanati- pa
cism of faith, had tin Paul's c*rnsent mu
to her joining the o of sisters. Paul ml
could tiot consent to ics's request )r
No, "kh said to seelf, " I cannot yo
consent, for if I eho then would half wil
the Devereaiux estat claimed to et.- [
dow the Order. No ust marry this to
girl to Louis Deve my cousin- on]
I v two removes -an e, I am certsain, bei
wilIgladly accept Ju woi/ho ad half the: [s
e~ate. He loves her - as a proof
offersu to aecept the 4 of aportion-~:
loiss bride. Ali! welil lucdy forrus. Od
do le myself that there are soft win
hat in the world, that we can make
pliant tools out oA to work our will. Ah!
not Lmui4 "son cher cousin, how weld you suit
lie the purpose I design you for, the hus
will Ibod of my sweet ister,. Dear Louis poe
the seases sufficient wealth of his own, and if
m r in the distant hereafter, he comes to the
all 7 lum, Paul Devereaux is not
aTa generous brother, then I can miiely
'PdW the poisoned arrow to his hearat by
in r.vealing a certain yecres. I should not
ne, dare to trifle with some meg more espe
the cially one not of the royal blood of De
ble vereaux. But Louis is such a terrible
she stickler for blood, our secret will be safe
ut, with him. His peasionnate love for
ra- Justine, may doubtleus be replaced by en
ief durance of her, and acorn perhape, will
for be meted out where now abjeet idol
ble atry is her due. But what care I, so I
to get rid of the incubus and keep the Do
)n, vereux estate all mine.
nt The following year Justine, graduated
in- and came home to the beautiful home of
il- the Devereaux's.
ad Paul Devereaux, although selfish and
ag reckless villain, as he was, had in early
e ! youth formed an attachment to a young
to boy, whom his father had bought at a
le- sale in New Orleans. St. Leon Dubarre,
)le the boy, happened to please the fancy of
p- his young master, consequently he was
ill taken into his favor, subject to his ca
is- prices, carressed, and abused by fits as
! suited the mood of young Devereaux.
le, Only one advantage was to accrue to
se St Leon from Paul's patronage, he gain
lie ed an education. Bright, handsome and
th intelligent, he, in appearance scarcely
Ia betrayed his colored descent, and Paul
o. in amoment of unusualigood nature, con
e", ,ented that his overseer should teach the
a boy to read. Oh most nmagnanimous
te nawter! to consent that the mind of your
x, slave shaul be cultivated, that he may
realize the more keenly, the degrading
t- bondage to which he in doomed !
r- Well, St. Leon Dubarre, had so well
a- unproved his mseagre opportunities of
acqu r.ug knowledge, that, at twenty two,
r, he possessed a more accomplished edu
ce cition, than the majority of young men of
the su)M'rior " race." At the age of six
's teen and twenty two, then, we introduce
t Justine Devereaux and St. Leon to our
d readers. While Paul Devercaux, was ma
r- turing his scheme of marriage between
t- Louis Devereaux and Justine, she,-wo
- manlike,-4-ld thus early found out, that c
d she possessed a heart, anid she mus& bes
,e tow it upon some one, and ah ! unpropi- m
e- tious fate, that guided her choice, she i
r gave a woman's first and only love, to her
m, equal, and yet, her brother's slau, to St.
C Leon.
d The conversation we have given in the
- commencement of our story, took place I
ml in the library of the great old plantation
s house of Paul Devereaux. Now reader, I
d we will continue the conversation we left c
- off, to make these explanations. I
"And you tell me to leave you St. Leon, 1
Why should I leave you? To obey my step- c
b brother and perjure myself before God I
g and man at the marriage altar? To swes I
I to love, honor, and obey, where I do not t
t even reayon? You say that if you accept I
I my Baeritfie, you condemn me to in- fi
famy. Not so! the tranny, .r!jishnew, inde- d
a t.'nce and auri'ce of white men, make these (I
I didisactions. God our Creator did not b
make them. St. Leon, I have the wicked !I
,nature, the bad blood of the Devereaux's, 51
tstrong within me. I must be at one ex- y
Streme--decil or afgl.7c Your love can b
Smake the angel of my nature forever pre- h
dominate. Deprive me of your love, and
'thefiends in torment shallhowl in rage am
at mortal woman, surpassing them in hi
develish hatred of mankind. This is the Ji
crismisof my life, you are my fate, the ar- CI
biter of my destiny. Think you, I will th
permit a race whem I hate, to dictate to fe
me, to make laws by which my heart
must be governed? You do not love sae c
'ur your heart could never have canned Px
you to sy," JpstinelIsave me. " St. Leon, la
with the one rove (If miy;life, do I love yon!
[ reverenes, and will obey you, second~ 'I
to my God. I make no sacrificr. It is you, .te
only irho bend to the little waif, and lead~
her to a better, nobler life. My judge1w
I await v. ur sentence. "
"Mty God, forgive me, I cannot seuid her
awy " xlie St. Leon, as he elas-,u
oth lhtform of Justine in his arm~s, to
in- and kissed her blushing face.
6ke "You will consent, we will go towiber
h! Henry, " eagerly questioned Jasti"e
nit "Yes darling, the slave's aum ' bre
is- encircled you! the slave'sklhes ha ppot.
w- luted your lips, it is too late now td Ghink
if of parting. Come, it is getting d ad
he we can 'isit the Priest, without ' 6
tot jected to the annoyance of -
sly rupted by other visitors, while we
by to father Hepry's christime
tot and aid. Come dbrlimg, (Ad
in- witness bur nuptial vows." And St Leon
le- and Justine left the library, and hastened
le in the direction of the residence of the
de Priest.
or "Ha! ha ," laughed Paul Devereaux,
n- as he came from behind the heavy du
ill mask curtains of the deep bay window,
Al- where he had been a listener, to St. Leon
I and Justine's conversation.
e- Ha! ha! so that's, the game is it!
So the old leaven works! base blood
ed speaks for itself, else Justine coul4' not
of forget she is a Devereaux, and become
the miphriss of a dsrvc, for she of course
nd knows, she cannot be his wife. Well, I
ly will follow them to the priest,and see the
ig farce out; then I will have the overseer,
a give this upstart dog fifty lashes, and to
v, morrow, he shall be put up at the slave
of auction in New Orleans. As to our doer
we Justine, I will toll her iny little secret, anl
a- she will only be too glad to marry Louis,.
is and thus escape a worse fate. Well, I
x. must hasten upon the scene, and become
to the unwelcomne guest at the wedding,"aud
- Paul Devereaux hastened out of the
( house, and in the direction his sister and
ly St. Leon had gone. Paul arrived at the
al Priest's just as he was giving his blessinu
- to the kneeling couple before himi. With
1e a wild cry of alarm,Justine sprang to her
us feet,when she beheld themocking fiendish
ar face of Paul peering in upon them, then
y she turnetr and chutu hetploisay- to St.
, Leon's arm.
St. Leon clasped the girl in his arms,
11 and quietly met 'the mocking glance of
zf his master.
>, "Master Paul you have taken us by
surprise, and found out our secret a little
,f while before I intended you should.
I know the 'erust of Justine's life, or
e else, all perfect as she is, I could not love
r her, I could not lovo one of purely Cau-,
casian descent, Listen Justine, from me
n lips shall you learn what Paul Devereaux
would tell you; your father M. Dev
t ereaux was a white man,but,your mother
was of my race, and his datve. M. Deve- "
- reaux met her in New Orleans, and paid a
e in gold for her, and she became his wife.
r No one ever knew the beautiful creole ti
- woman Madame Devereaux, was not a
white woman-not even master Paul.
On your father's death bed, he confided ti
the secret to his son, and he made him
swear,to give you,half his estate, and told Y
him where your manmuission papers, hi,
('chils %r"Ce 1 anira were the frail porishal "h'
parchment, teat alone spared his child as
life of degradation, and bondage; I was U]
_ concealed behind the curtains of the bed. P1
I heard all, nay miore -I saw the sinister as
purpose in your face;.psu intended to des
l troy that paper,unud sell your fatLhr',chiikl.
Unobserved I loft the room,and went and
found the paper which ensured to my
(dear little Justine, more than life-free- hi
Sdom and honor-and I placed it in safe h
hands, where it has over since roemained.
Your search for it was fruitless, In the 'a'
sight of Goid, Justine is my wife, Ilam w
your daove, do your worst;" and St. Leon
bowed over the silken curls of Justine's ya
head,whieh lay upon his breast. ho
No pen can point, or record, the rage
and the fierce torrent of rile epithets,
heaped upon the heads of St. Leon eand
Justine, by Paul D~evereaux. Finally hi
called in two stalwart ienc, and bade
them take St. Leon to tlhe oilis,and wait
for him there.
As. the memn came forward to obey his 'I
command, Psal Deveresax caught the (
pale frighatemed Justine by the arm, and -*
haI'-carried her back to the house. d
I Temoment they arrived at homne, viat
~Ju~ne kneeled at Paul's feet, and with 'r
.ta~and entreaties,inploredhim to desist
~fronk his purpoae of havn St~ Leon
whi pd~or die knew--too well she knew a
dan* or yoinshallshabas tlis
lent og'*Inaihmen No I w.
geand thernhe shll be sold. As to
,you pre~pre to marry lobe Devereaux
- . at And afer omgk ft on
tine to the chuage of an oid wurns, with
many threas and lajmneMomin art to
permit her to levee her rost, Pacl went
to-the oaqe and put hate afmts his
:e endish threat St Leon D .ras ~ s
peer of any in thenSte* was, inhu.
inily beaten by order of Paul DeIe
rearm, And then les with his hbeeding
lacerated body, and oh! God, his physi
cal amftiings wereanere than equahed, by
mental agony, and the aone of hi. utter,
H oeesdpdt opeles., ah I
had not Justineumd, they would p to
the free North, wheer thoue misrsle
distinetionas of vane, did ou Oeist.
ak " But now, this will not be posese l
Sad he sighed, " Paul Deveesaux whiot u
' eonsent to free me, and let us go, "
r- Just at that moment the key turned
ml in the lock, and Juatinsentered the nine.
She wee pas ak de a , and the seut
In to herage.
ýe She approched St. Leon, and whle she
rapidly cut the cords which bound him
she said :
"You must go North immediately,
Paul Devereaux is even now signing yoar
C, "bill of sale" to one of the oet brutal
n traders in the South. Go to Father
ienry, and he will And a place of con
coalminit for you, until be can get you off
of safely on your journey. Here is all the
money I have, but it will be sufficient
" until you arrive in Cincinnati, and there
you will call upon the Perseon whore ad
. 'rhsmes are on these and they wilt further
aid you. If Cod spares my life. I will
r' join you there within one mouth, you
must first, be far beyond the reash of
Paul Deveri'nux, he will not dare to raise
an arm against me. Oh ! my God-dat.
iiug, that any own life could have spared
you this degradation. For my sake 4o
not delay one instant now-go, go--they
I may be here any nozuent."
"ty love I will obey you, but did only
athe law of this ccursed, barbarous land
permit rue the privilege of calling myself
uman, instead of placing me, on a level
with brutes. I will not consent to Leave
you in this cowardly muanner.-Thiqa
h clasping Justine to his heart, he oxejal.
med :
"Oh! almighty and merciful God,guard
'nrd protect her," And then he was gone,
For one moment Justine stood where St.
I[.on left her, then she was aroused from
:ho stupor in which the terrible moments
if the last few hour. had left her, by the
nutranco of Paul Devereaux.
Like a tigresu at bay, the girl turned
r and met him.
o "Your victim has escaped. I remain
in his place. Send your fiendish malice
r upon me."
"Escaped ! ha ! ha ! how long will thp
slog enjoy his freodom t'sink you? I will
r eall for the drivers andblood-hounds and
in ten minutes we will have him safely
I caged here," and the human brute start
nd toward the door to put into execu
tion his fiendish, but one which the laws
of a ei'ilizyd chriiian land sanctioned.
"Oh I God, what shall I do, poor Jus
tine exclaimed," stay Paul Devereaux.
If you will permit Mt. Leon to escape
you may sell nme, your sister in his place."
"Well that is not a had idea," replied
Paul coolly as he passe at the door.
'I will tell you whatlIwil1do, if you will
marry Louis Devereaux immediately, and
promise-nay--swear to me to do this.
and also keep this accursed aeeret about
your birth, I will 1.4 this dug of a slave
"'Oh ! Paal, have mercy, I cannot eon.
is.nt, I caaot be that man's wifo. I hate
him, I hate the whole white race who
harb condemned my people to sufering
and degradation, Paul IDeveaust have
mercy, let me be a alavet lut lave me
woman's virtue and huoaer"
"A good acreessby gorei nat,if thins.i
your final answer, I go loea cMlis blood.
hounds and start themi after,
(Coadsdrd is ciir Mat.)
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inset ef a Mart, whims aS Mad '4t
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