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ORLEANS
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A. A. EAI1LE, PUBLIS1IER.)
KTo Moro Oompromiso "writ la Slavor
JTERMS, 81,25 IX ADVANCE..
NUMBER ?.
VOLUME 1.
IRASBURGII, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 185G.
itcrarn Selection.
THE FATAL CONCEALMENT.
BY AN EXGLISH BARRISTER.
Some years after I commenced prac
tice but the precise date I stall for ob
vious reasons, avoid mentioning I had a
friend at whose house I was a pretty con
stant visitor. He had a wife who was the
magnet that drew me there. She was
beautiful but I shall not attempt to de
scribe her she was more than beautiful
she was faecinating, she was captivating.
Iler presence was to me like the intoxica
tion of opium. I was only happy under its
influence ; and yet, after indulgence In the
fatal pleasure, I sank into the deepest
despondency. In my own justification,
I must say that I never in a word or look
betrayed my feelings, though I had some
reason to suspect they M ere reciprocated:
for, while in my company she was al
ways gay, brilliant and witty ; yet as I
learned from others, at times she was of
ten sad and melancholy. Powerful, most
powerful was the temptation to make an
unreserved disclosure of my heart, but I
resisted it. That I had the firmness so
to do, has been for years my only conso
lation. One morning I sat alone im my cham
ber. My clerk was absent. A gentle
knock was just audible at the outer door.
I shouted " come in !" in no very amiable
humor, for I was indulging in a delicious
reverie upon the subject of the lady of my
heart, and the presence of an ordinary
mortal was hateful. The door opened
. and Mrs entered; I do not know
exactly what I did, but it seemed to be a
long time before I had power to rise and
welcome her, while she stood there with
a timid blush upon her lips, which made
me feel that it would be too great a happi
ness to die for.
" I don't wonder that you are jurprised
to see me here, she began, with a pro
voking little laugh ; " but is your aston
ishment too great toallow you ;o iay how
do you do ?"
The snell l-
" But would you be so unreasonable as to
require an artist to draw a straight line 1
when he was under a fit of delirium tre
mens?" '
"You are an incomprehensible1 person,"
she replied, rather coldly, so I shall
leave you to your legal studies. But, if
you are going to have a fit of the delirium
tremens, I had better send in the doctor
shall I?"
"Well, I don't anticipate an attack this
morning," I answered with a forced laugh !
"so I will not give you the trouble. The
fact is, I have been violently agitated a
short time since, and my mind has not yet
recovered its equilibrium."
We talked a few minutes longer, she
quizzing me in her light, playful manner,
and I delighted to be so teazed, standing
stupid and dumb, acarcely able to say a
word, though very anxious to prolong the
delightful interview by keeping up the war
of badinage. At length she went to the
door, and I was about to escort her down
' She did not rebuke me for calling her
so; and emboldened by her silence, 1 took
her hand to lead her from, her narrow
prison. ' She moved forward and fell into
my arms a corpse.
I cannot recall what followed. I only
know that every means was tried for her re
storation to life, but alas ! without success.
Of one thing I was firmly convinced
she had not died from suffocation. I had
seen a man who had met death in this
manner. I recollected his purple and
swollen face, and his warm limbs. She
was pale, rigid and cold. The tumult of
her own emotions must have killed her
the moment the door was closed upon her.
By some means I kept my secret from
the knowledge of Watson and every one
else. All that night I was trying to re
cover her. Then I formed the project of
shutting her np in the closet, locking up
the chamber, and going abroad for twenty
years. But the idea was rejected as soon
as formed; for it would be hardly possible
took her hand ; I fear 1 pressed it more
warmly and held it longer than was abso
lutely necessary.
" Perhaps your surprise will be in
creased," she continued, " when I inform
you that I have come on business."
I muttered something about not being
so ambitious as to hope that she would
visit me from any other motive. She
took no notice of what I said, but I per
ceived that her face turned deadly pale,
and that her hand trembled as she placed
before me a bundle of papers.
" You will see by these," she said in
a low hurried voice, " that some property
was left to me by my uncle and by my
grandfather, but so strictly settled that
even I can touch nothing but the interest.
Now, my husband is in want of a large
sum of money at this moment, and I wish
you to examine the affair well, and see
whether, by any twisting of the law, I
can place any part of my capital at his
disposal. Unintentionally I have done
him a great wrong," in a tone so low, that
no ears less jealously alive than mine
could have understood their meaning.
' and poor as this reparation is, it is all
that I can make, and I must do it if pos
sible." I pretended to study the papers before
me, but "the lights danced and mingled ;
and if, by great effort, I forced my eyes
to distinguish a word, it conveyed not the
f-lightest meaning to my whirling brain,
livery drop of blood seemed imbued with
a separate couciousness, and to be ting
ling and ru-shing to the side next to her,
whose presence, within a short distance
of me, was the only thing of which I had
a distinct perception I hung my heai to
hide from her the emotion of wljch I was
thoroughly ashamed.
It may well be believed that I was in
I no condition to give a professional opin-
ion ; but I got over the difficulty by telling
her I must Lave time to study the case,
and promising to let her know the result.
louarea tiresome ereature," she
said, with a little coquettish air. "I really
expected that for once in your life, and
tor a lneud, too, you might have gotten
rid of the days delays, and give me your
opinion in nan an hour, bo far, at least.
as to tell me whether there is any proba
bility ot my being able to do as I desire
But I see that you are like the rest of the
' lawyers time! time! time! I suppose
; you will keep thinking about it until 1
f am dead, and then it will go to my husband
$ in due course of law."
$ " It may not require more than half an
hour to ascertain 60 much, when I can
; direct my thoughts to do it for that space
I of time," I replied, and I know that the
words rattled like shot out of my mouth,
stairs, when we heard some one speaking that the presence of a dead body in the
below. house should not be discovered before
'Good God !" she exclaimed, clinging that time,
to my arm, " that is my husband's voice, Next I thought of setting fire to the
if he finds me here I am ruined." place, burning all my books and papers,
''Don t be alarmed," I replied, endeav- making a funeral pile of them, and thus
oring to reassure her, "you came here on ruining myself to preserve the secret.
business, too ! He could only love you But that thought, too, was dismissed. It
the more for it." might cause loss of life and property to
"You do not understand so well about many innocent people, and would be a
tL:s as I do," she said shuddering convul- bungling proceeding after all, and if this
sively. " He is jealous exceedingly of fire was discovered early, policemen, fire,
you ; and, oh ! I fear not without some men, mob, would break in, and findin
cause. Hide me somewhere for mercy's the body there, all would be lost for it
sae" was more to save her reputation than my
i aou t Know now it happened, but my me, that I was striving and plotting
arm was around her, and I half carried In the meantime I was prey to the most
ner across tne room to a closet. tearful anxiety. I was sure she must
'Shut it : lock it ; take away the key, have been missed and sought for. Per-
or 1 shall not feel safe. There is a plen- taps she had been seen to enter my cham
ty of air," and sprang into the recess. bers. Every step I heard, I feared might
t or one moment her eye met mine, be that of a policemen. In the morninn-
and 1 have thought they beamed with im- a stranger called on business. This of
passioned love. The next I had locked course, was nothing unusual ; but, when
tne door r j-on my treasure, throwing the he was gone, I felt that he was a detect-
papers she hau brought in a drawer, and ive officer, and had come as a spy.
Jr5raremty usy, with my pen when tDr"st a few clothes into ajerjveagjqj.
round about way to question me upon cer- up a box of matches to set the place on
tain points of the law respecting marriage fire, I grasped a razor and looked earn
settlements, &c. ; and, after a tedions estly at its edge as the surest and swift
amount of circumlocution, he gave me to est way of ending my misery. But all
understand that all this regarded a de- these wuld leaTe her t0 the Jests of the
sired transfer of some property' of his world and my own sufferings were noth-
wife's into his own hands. He had come ng xn comparison. : At this distance of
upon the same errand as that generous time I can lok hack impartially and cool-
creature. He had also a copy of the rel- lJ uPon we dreadlul day ; and I can sol-
atives' wills, and I was compelled to ex emnly declare, that I would rather be
amine closely, for he Was desperately hanged for murdering her than to have
pertinacious, and would not be put off. allowed a breath to sully her fair name,
I was angry at the thought of what his 1 "ad just laid down the razor, when a
poor wife must be suffering, pent np in hurried step crossed the ante-room. It
that narrow prison. I felt that I could was her husband's. Now, I thought, all
have kicked her husband out of doors for is lost 5 she was seen to enter here, and
keeping her there. At length he made he has come to claim her.
a move as if to go. I started up, and "My dear he began in a very
stood ready to bow him out. nervous unsettled . way, "you remember
did I preserve self-possession during this
interview ? so far from being really calm,
I could have gnawed the flesh off my
bones in agony.
That night when the doors were fasten-
ed and I was alone, I shut myself up in
the clos' for two hours, to ascertain
whether she died from want of air ; for I
distrusted my own knowledge of the ap
pearance of suffocated persons. The
place was well supplied with air from a
couple of crevices. My first idea was
correct she had died from some other
eftiergSi from ihe closet, 1
cause.
When I
found that the night was intensely dark
It was raining in torrents-, and the thun
der and wind roaring in dire chorus, sur
passed by the sullen booming of the river
then at high tide and already swelled by
the rain. I sat there in the dark upon
the floor, holding the cold stiff hand of
death within my own. I thought dream-
ingly how often it had welcomed me with
its soft pressure, while the sweet eyes
beamed brightly into mine, and the full
pouting lips had wreathed into dimples o
delight. Now, that hand that used to be
so full of warmth and life was cold ! Those
lips were 'clammy and hard ! Tears came
to my relief. I wept as grown men sel
dom weep, and with that heart-easing
gush came a new idea for her and me.
was to believe at that moment that her
spirit rested upon mine, and inspired the
thought, for it burst npon me suddenly
with a conviction that, if executed at the
instant, it would be crowned with success.
How could I otherwise have the temerity
to snatch her up in my arms, carry her
down stairs, at the risk of being encoun
tered by some of the other inhabitants of
the house ; bear her through the courts,
by a way I knew, into the garden ?
The river was running strong and deep
against the wall. I pressed one kiss upon
her cold forehead, and threw her into the
stream. Gladly would I have gone with
her, and held her to my heart till death ;
but the impulse was still on me, and the
Log Sermons. A writer in the j
London Quarterly Review, in an article
entitled "Home Heathenism," makes the
following comment on "the immoderate
length of sermons" which we shall ex
tract for the benefit of clergy and oth
ers :
"The length of the modern sermon is
a great disadvantage and a growing evil :
but it is not the main cause of listlessness
in the hearer : for it is not the last por
tion w hich tires us ; we are tired before
we get that relief ; and there are long
sermons which never appear long. The
fault is both in the matter and the style.
The topics are to generally stale, and ex
tremely limited in their range ; the pub
lic mind wants variety and freshness.
The mass of the truths uttered from the
pulpit need no proof ; it is an idle waste
of patience and skill to offer it. If all
vain repetitions of thought were exclu
ded, and the best of the remainder were
alone retained, sermons would not be so
unreasonably long. And generally the
style is verbose ; it is not close, compact,
nervous. The rule might be, to see how
much space the gold can be made to cov
er ; the practice is, not to be perspicuous,
convincing, brief. The word-painter fails
to exhibit his own thought, probably be
cause it is not clearly conceived by him-
seif ; for he who thinks clearly and vigor
ously will express himself with sufficient
perspicuity, thought shapes the style,
The one radical error, not universal, but
general, is excessive verbiage "the sev
en grains are hid under a bushel of chaff.
We are of the opinion that it is the sin of
the age ; and indiscreet persons freely
bestow their praises upon young ministers
especially if they have plenty of bold
'figures in proportion to their being
unable to remember anything that is said.
The ' cloud land' style is, in our judment,
the most offensive ; an accumulation of
what are no better than cant terms, com
pound ephhota, ana words " without defi
nite significations ; and these are often
accumulated into an incongruous mass of
Ueology has proved that, at one peri- j Extract from the journal of a school
ed, there existed an enormous land veg- master, published in nn Olro nawr '
i i
HOW COAL WAS MADE.
SCHOOLMASTER BOARDING BOUND.
etation, th ruins or rubbish of which,
carried into seas, and there sunk to the
bottom, and afterwards covered over by
sand and mud beds, became the sub
stance which we now recognize as coal.
This was a natural transaction of vast
consequence to us, seeing how much ut'I-
ty we find iu coal, both for wanning our
dwellings and for various manufactures,
as well as for the production of ste:un,by
which so great a mechanical power is
generated. It mar naturallv excite sur
prise that tie vegetable remains shoul'd
have io completely changed their appa
rent character, and become black. But
this can be explained by chemistry; and
part of the marvel becomes clear to the
simplest understanding when we recall
the familiar fact that damp hay, throw n
closely into a heap, gives out a heat, and t'ty of stone wall
Monday Went to board at Mr.T. V
had a baked goose for dinner. Suppose
from its size, and the thickness of iu skin,
with other venerable appearances, to
have been one of the first settlers of this
state. Made a slight impression on tfio
patriarch's brcftst.
Supper Cold goose and potatoes.
Family consisting of the husband, gulo
wife, daughter Pegg, four boys, Pom oy
the dog, and a brace of cats. Fire built
in the square room n''"iit 0 oV!o k, and a
pile of wood lay by the nte-ilec. Saw
Peggy scratch her fivgers and couldn't
take the hint. Felt squeamish alnnit the
stomach, and talked about going to bed.
Peggy looked sullen, and put more wood
on the fire in the square room. Went to
bed and dreamed of having eaten a cuan-
becomes of a dark color. When a veg-
Tuesday Cold gander for breakfast,
etable mass is excluded from the air, and swamp tea, and some nut-cakes, the latter
subjected to great pressure, a bituminous j some consolation.
fermentation is produced, and the result
is the mineral coal, which is of various
character, according cs the mass has been
intermingled with sand, clay or earthly
impurities. On account of the change,
effected by mineralization, it is difficult to
detect in coal the traces of a vegetable
structure ; but these can be made clear in
all except the highly bituminous caking
coal, by cutting or polishing it clown into
thin transparent slices when the micro
scope shows the fibre and cells very
plainly.
From distinct isolated specimens found
in stones amidst the coal beds, we discov
er the nature of the plants of this era.
They are almost all of simple cellular
structure, and such ns p-cist wish us in
small forms, horse tails, club mo-sesnr.d :g:lIluVr a"J tte:,t to b,J "goodnight
fens1 but advanced to an enormous ma?- ! r3t- DlIItl vt-ry cold night and
nitude. The species are long since ex-
Dinner The legs, !cc. of the gander,
done up warm, one nearly done up.
Supper The other leg, &c, cold.
Went to bed as Teggy was carrying in
the fire to the square room. Dreamed I
was a mud-turtle and got on my back and
could not get over again.
AV'ednesday Cold gander for break
fast. Complained of sickness, and could
eat nothing.
j
Dinner Wings, &c, of the gander
I warmed up. Did mv best to dWmv
them for fear they should be left for sup
per ; did not succeed. Dreaded supper
all ihe afternoon.
Supper Hot johnny-cakes. Felt re
lieved. Thought I had got clear of the
'wn.,"-o,--;jllv is such
that her body had been found far down j
the river. ' The medical evidence, after
a pofit-mortem examination, was that she
had died from rupture of the Tieart, and
that her death took place before her im
mersion in the water. So they conjectured
that she had been standing by the river,
when the fatal attack seized her, and had
fallen in unperceived ; and they returned
a verdict of accidental death, and buried
her in a pretty churchyard near where
they found her.
I shall die a backelor. I am lean and
pale, and bowed down and grey beaded,
and the sound of my laugh is strange to me.
"So," said he,tying up his papers with the business I came about yesterday ?"
provoking deliberation, "nothing but my . 1 enectry.
wife's death you say, can put toe in pbs- " And do . 70U remember the words I
session of this money. I want it very used 85 1 was g0U1S ? I mean in answer
much, but nobody will suspect toe of de- 10 what ?m said about not beitlS abIe
siring her death for the sake of having it t0 touch this money until after the death
a little sooner. oimywner, ,
He laughed at his own ooor iesL and - " Y.?. remember them distinctly."
made a sort of hyena chorus to it, that . "My wife Las disappeared since yes-
sounded strange and hysterical, even in terday morning," he continued, turning
my own ears. He went at last, but stop- more Pale than before, " and if anything
ped again on the stairs, and detained me serious should have happened, you know,
there, talking for full five minutes longer. and 70U Bhould tLose expressions,
I felt by sympathy, all the pangs of suf-: they might be laid hold of, and I don't
focation. My throat seemed swollen know what might be the consequence I
my forehead bursting. Great God ! will might be suspected of iaving murdered
he never be gone ? Will he stand here her.
gossiping about the weather and the gen- Poor fellow ! If I had not Hrynvn the
eralities of the law, while his lovely wife, truth, I should bave suspecteu .t myself,
who came to sacrifice her individual in- from ,his excessive terror and anxiety
terests for his sake, dies a terrible and I He wiped the perspiration from his face
lii;--ci-ing death. I rushed to mv back and sank into, a ehair. The sight of a
room. A step behind me makes me turn person frightened more than myself re
round. It is my clerk curse on him. I assured me. I was calmer than I was since
could ground him with unavailing rage. I the preceding morning.
could have stabbed him shot him beat! "Where did he go? How was she
out his brains hurled him headloDg dressed," I inquired, anxious to know all
down stairs. But my violence would I could on the sub iect.
Value of oxs Leaf.-
-There
couldn't keep warm in bed ; got up and
stopped the broken window with my coat
and vest no use froze the tin of mv
4
as now grows in clusters oi tropicar w
, i t i !i i i i .i nose Ue.
mnus ; oui n must nave wra iuu resuu -'ning.
. . .. . . -a- l.;t trarurtttur&ht:mi'd otherwise hursuay Cold t
have conpromised her. In a few minutes
my brain was clear again.
"Watson," cried I, "Mr. has just
left me. He is gone up Fleet street, I
think, run after him, and request him to
leave those papers with me. Say to him
I would like them more at my leisure.
Run, run, quickly, and you will overtake
him."
Watson disappeared. I turned the key
of the outer door, and sprang towards the
closet. As I unlocked it, I remembered
the look she gave me when I shut it ; I
wondered, with a beating heart, whether
the same expression would meet my en
raptured gaze when I opened it. There
she stood with her eyes calmly fixed on
mine. . -;
"You are safe, dearest," I muttered.
" I don't know. She told me she was
going out shopping and visiting ; but no
one saw her leave the bouse and none of
the servants knew exactly how she was
dj-essed. When I went home to dinner
the first thing I heard was that she had
not returned V
" What have you done ? Have you
sent to the police and to the hospitals ?"
" Yes, and to every friend and trades
man she would be likely to call."
" You may depend upon it, " I replied,
very impressively, " that I will not repeat
what you said yesterday. You are right
in supposing that it might tell against
you very much, if she is found dead under
suspicious circumstances.
. He talked a little longer, and then went
to renew the search for his wife. How
A Bacuelok's Reflection. Bless
me I am thirty-nine to-day ; six feet in
my stockings, black eyes, curly hair, tall
and straight as a cedar of Lebanon, and '
still a bachelor. Well it is an indepen
dent life at least, no it isn't either. Here
are these new gloves of mine full of rips,
string off one of my most faultless dick
eys, nice silk handkerchief in my drawer
wants hemming, buttons off ray shirts ;
what's to be done ? How provoking it is
to see those married people looking so
self-satisfied and consequential, at the
head of their families as if they had done
the State some great service. As to
children, they are as plenty as flie3 in
August, and about as troublesome ; eve
ry alley and court and garret are swarm
ed with them, they're no rarity ; and any
poor, miserable wretch has a wife ;
enough of them, too, such at (luey are 1
It is enough to scare a man to death
to thir.k how much it costs to keep 'em !
Silks and satins, ribbons and velvets,
feathers and flowers, cuffpins and brace
lets, gimcraeks and fol-de-rols ; and you
must look at the subject of its bearings ;
little jackets and frocks, and wooden hor
ses and dolls, pop-guns and ginger-bread;
don't believe I can do it,by Jupiter!
But here I sit with the toe of my bcr-i
boot kicking the gra;e, for the want of
something to do ; it's coming awful cold
and dreary weather, long evenings, can't
go to concerts forever, and when I do the
room looks so much the gloomier when I
come back, and it vould be cozy to have
a nice little wife to tliat and laugh with.
I've tried to think of something eLe,
but can't ; if I look in the fire, I'm sure
to see a pair of bright eyes ; even the
shadows on the wall take fairy sliapcs ;
I'm on the brink of ruin I feel it; I
6hall read my doom iu the marriage hot
before long Jhnou Jihail!
was
once a caravan crossing, X thins, the
north of India, and numbering in its
company a godly and devout missionary.
As it passed along, a poor old man was
overcome by the heat and labor of the
journey, and, sinking down, was left to
perish on the road. - The missionary taw
him, and kneeling down at his side, when
the rest had passed along, whispered in
his car, "Brother, what is your hope ?"
The dying man raised himself a little in
answering, "The blood of Jesus Christ
cleanseth from all sin ;" and immediately
expired with the effort. The missionary
was greatly astonished at the answer ;
and in the calm and peaceful appearance
of the man, he fell assured he had died
in Christ. How, or where, he thought
could this man, seemingly a heathen, have
got his hope ? And ad he thought of it,
he observed a piece of paper grasped
tightly in the hand of the corpse, which
he succeeded in getting out. What do
you suppose was his surprise and delight,
when he found it was a single leaf of the
Bible, containing the first chapter of the
first epistle of John, in which these words
occur. On that page the man had found
the gospel,
for the Tuati-l""' "AWns now i,
perate, and even polar regionsi jim
, "" i 'pie
xne conclusion, mere tore, to wiucii
very much discouraged not to
Fe!t
a .ant dreams. ' ;
most geologists have arrived is, that the nday Ki-eah.asl abroad. Dinner
earth, originally an incandescent or high-! ilt JI r- J S"wh'r amI hot lK,Ja-
ly heated mass, gradually 'cooled, until in
the carboniferous period it fostered a
growth of terrestrial vegetation all over
its surface, to which the existing jungles
of the tropics are mere barrenness in
comparison. The high and uniform tem
perature combined with a greater portion
of carbonic acid gas in the manufacture,
could not only sustain a gigantic and pro
lific vegetation but would also produce
dense vapors, showers and rauis ; and
these again gigantic rivers, periodical in
undations and deltas. Thus all the con
ditions for extensive deosits of wood, in
estuaries would arie from this high tem
perature ; and every circuiii-tancc con
nected with the coal, measures points to
such conditions.
toes the la'.ter very good ; ate these and
went to school somewhat contented.
Supper Cold gander again ami no
potatoes, bread heavy and dry. Had the
headache and couldn't cat. Peggy much
concerned ; had a fire built in the square
room, and thought she and I had better
sit there out of the noise. Vcnt to led
early. Peggy thought too much sleep
bad for the headache.
Saturday Breakfast, cold gndcr ni:d
hot Indian johnny-cake did very well
glad to come off fo.
Dinner Cold pander again. Didu t
keep school this afternoon. Weighed
and found that I had lost six pounds the
!.i--tvetk! Crew alarmed. Had a talk
with Mr. B., and concluded I had boanl-
The woman ho reigns queen of
the ball-room is very seldom found capa
ble of beinz the governed of Ler owu
children.
Beautiful Doctkise. The Rev.
Ir. Bellows, of Jiew York, recently de
livered an excellent address on mirth, in
the course of which he remarked :
" For my part I say it in all solemnity,
I have become sincerely suspicious of
the piety of those who do not love plea
sure in any form. I cannot trust the
man that never laughs ; that is alx-as se
date ; that has no apparent outlets for
those natural springs of sportivenes and
gavety that are perennial in the human
soul. I know that nature takes her re
venge on such violence. I expect to find
secret vices, malignant sins, or horrid
crimes springing up in this hot-bed of
confined air and imprisoned epace ; and
therefore, it gives rne sincere moral grat
ification anywhere and in any communi
ty, to see innocent pleasures and popular
amusements resisting tho religious big
otry that frowns so unwisely ujK)ii them
Anything is better than dark, dead, un
happy social life prey to ennui arid mor
bid excitement, which results from un
mitigated puritanism, whose second crop
is usually unbridled license, and infa
mous folly."
tS3Ien are like bugles the more
brass they contain the further you can
hear them. Wotnn arc like tulips
the more taode.it mid retired they appear,
the better you love them.
EEMAHZABLE CCCUTlfcEIXZ.
A circumstance of a somewhat extra
ordinary character occurred a short time
since in one of our nourishing ' towns of
the middle counties.
A clergyman died, and his ifo and
daughters, on the third day after ! rca.-c,
reo-ileciing that no likeness remained, it
was agreed ere the grave closed o'er him,
that the body should be unshrouded and
a portrait taken. A young lady of some
professional celebrity was engaged lor the
ta,k. She, with the aslain-e of the
attendant, took off the hlaoud and placed
the body hi the requisite posture ; but
other duties requiring the artist's atten
tion, the sketch was deferred till noon.
About 12 o'clock, at the foot of the
bed, the lady commenced and went thro
an hour's work on this image of death.
At this stage of the proceedings, by some
unaccountable motion, the head of the
ed out his share.
.le.-.ili-like figure fell on the s'.ile. ISotn
ing daunted, the artist carefully took tIie f slru;'jrl-3 of home?
i i ... ... i.tA. ; . i. i tr-. v
CiT What a man really is, will tppcr.r
in the truest light under his owu roof and
by his ov.ii fireside. I can believe that
h-? is a Christian, when I know that le:
faithfully takes Up the daily duties, and
bears the crosses that cluster within his
own doors. I shall think that the wond
rightfully calls him a philanthropist.wheii,
notwithstanding common faults mid hi1
firniitics, he receives the spontaneous
awnr-,1 f tli ptfr-X lui. btvn-1 anJ u !,
and the kin luess of hu nature is retted eJ
iu the very iu'r and light of the dwelling.
And talk of noble deeds! vUrs will
you find occasions for, where wid you
behold 'n.anirestalions of a more beauti
ful sacrifice, a more penerous heroism,
than in the labors and in the endurance
of thousands of men and women thut
out from the world's observation in silent
nooks and corners of this very city,
amidst the relation -hip, and care and
; it ticther" it be
in f.rnn of good or r il,
the real elements of K;;r;i
know that
. ihe genu
ine moral qimlitiea of people must be e
I -reised there Kkv. K. II. Cniri:.
opened, and staring her full in the face,
the dead inquired,
" Who are you ?''
The young professional, without trepi
dation, took the bandage front the Jicad j fAn rxchange quotes Paul's wii
aiul rubbed his neck. lie Immediately ; ting "'owe no man anything." and then
saw the ehroud, and laughed 'immoderate- j tt,J s, Onv of our suWibcrs
ly. The arliftt quietly called the family i i never real Paul's Epistles The poor
their joy may be imagined but cannot be 'ruin gave a look atliis delinquent lit
de.'cribed. That evening, he wlm I.od Lighcd, as only a printer can igh a:il
Iain tlo-ce days in bis fchroud, Lcmoanea ami quietly reKfmci !,is labor,
l.v rn.ilher find tistlTS with llgOilizillZ
. ... I . - j 4 . . , : 1 !
-fi d mail i-iiiM nuiin; in
about tW Fahrenheit. A scientific f.'. nd
observes, that, to Increase his l'inp r:i-
, all that is necessary is to pull hit
! HOse,
U ars, gladdened their hearts ly tuUng
his accustomed place at the tea table, nnd
at this moment is making an excursion iu jJ
North Wales. i ( l''j! t ) j '
Timei.

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