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J9MS C D3ilL ANEOTS .
From thc Soulhern liosc. THE MISSIONAR1ES A. TALE. THK RESOLUTION. Ono siimmor twtlight, two girlsyet in tho opon ing hloom of lifo were resting on u suintner sent by the border ot'a Soulhern River. Tlio fingers of ono rostud botwcon tho eloscd lenves of n lionU, wliilo tho glowof n co-Timunicnted tlionght from its pnges dwoltonhor rbstrncted counte nniiee, nmfihe olhcr wus pointing out tlio softcn ing glorics of n westorn sky. An. artist might bavo lingered near tlmt lovely ppot. Above and nround wero sprcnd tlio bniiichcs of an onk, from which tlio grcy mnss hung quic.ly in tlio lmsli of naturo, sweeping thc greensward below ; n gardcn rioh with flowers, lay neur in front of tlio white walls of tlio family maiisioii; nn nin phitheatro of woods cnclosed tho plautod fiolds, lbrming a green ciirve in tlio distanoe, stopping where tlie river hetiutifully elear, caine in with iis graoeful flow at the foot of tho oak, ono Imgo branch of wliich looked at itsown glossy lenves, and grav diapcry mirrored in tho waters ; u wiirrnly "tinted sky broke in bright fliokorings throngli tlio lenves, nnd tinged the strenm, whilo tlie birds of day flitteed to their nests with furc well trains. The only other sonnds that intor rupted tlio tilluess wero the plash of an oar, nnd tlie distant horn or ehorus of ihc negroes. 'Look up, Isabel,' said the spenking girl, M'rotn that book to this gloriotis sunset. It is worth a thousand volumcs!' Isabel Bhook her head gravcly, her downcnst cvr-.s hent to the tnrf at her feot. At length sho i tr 1 1 .).... Slglied aiK'i saill, -uoutsili I'iiicn, mjiuiiiu uuijf is peuding over tue which inakes me deaf and ldind cven to theso oreat natural mnnifestationsof Deitv. 1 beain to feel with a thrilling eonscioiis- that I liave no rijiht tn Hnger over thesc bim.iiph of inv earlv iovs. This book describes the wnnts of thc henthen. the poor heatheii, who when theij look at nature, noknowlodgo no ciea ting hand ; und if tliey possess a friend dear to ttiom n vnn aro to uio. Ellcn. know nothing of tlmf wnrlil W herc such fiiendshii) shall be uiudo Jirnrlitnr and uubrokon through eternal ycors.' A snit iiiid solemn denth was in tho tones of the speaker, and her full dark lids werc wet with tinrs And can yon bc willing to think for a momnnt,' said Ellen, 'of leaviug your well defined fireside duties, your father, your niothcrand litile Rosalie, fnr nn uneertaiu ei)bero ntnons the hoathun?' 'TliPie is nolliingijneertain in the ftlissionary's path,' exelaimed the enthtisiast, as sne rosc and clnsped her haiids with an onward gesturo. Every stcp he takes is lieavejiward ; every sor row he eiidiires arids a goin to his iinmorial crown. Ves, dear garden, wliere my childhood'ti foot hns trcd, skies that havo so long looked down npon ine, hinls which havesiing nio songs from year to year, fatlicr, niother, sibter faro well ! A prophetio hopo of good is upon me. I mupt go.' 'With which of these handsomo sttidents are yon ahnut to partakc tho crown martyidoni ?' paid Ellen, archly, yet trying to supprcss the smile .on her li s. With Ilcnry Clnyborne, as his wcdded wife,' sr.id Isabel, with digniiy, scarcely u blush tingiog the delicato Ime of lier.check. Ellen tiirned deadly pale a rushas of sudden windsFounded through herbrain ; hut reeovering instimtly, sho stooped to caross a tanio fawn which was browsing at her side. Wc will not penntrnte the secrets of that young heait in lono liness, bnt too bappy if it oan sufler unseen. Isabel, absorbed in tiic contemplation of bei own lofiy mi oses, did not observe the agitation of her cons'm. Tbeeo almost masciiliiie pnrposes helonged to n yoong and seeiirmly liagile being; luit it is wondtirful how feminiiio entliusiasm , bears up the frail and dclicaie, whcre sot'iningly stronger spirits fiiil. Ono who noted Isabel's sliglit figure, and looked into the soft depihs ol lier eyes, and heanl her geiitlo voice, wonld iiever liave dreamed that sho could voluntarily leave the feathered nest of her ohililliood for ll,e dangersof the ocean, and llie hanlships of an In dian cxile ; hut siich liave notstutlied tlie prompt ings of human will, coupled with strong religious c'ntliusiasm. That evening Ilenry Clnyborne cnmo to hoar iis final sentenee ; he felt wbat it would he, for Lsibel's toiicbing wclcoine told inore tlian words. It was not the dovvn east blush of coimnon ae- .ceptiince, hut the frank determined glowof'a holy ,resi)lmioii. 'This kindness ougurs well for me,' ho said, fondly, as iie bcld hcr confidiug Iiuik.I, 'but I liave como resolvcd not take advautagc of it. liettcr, dearest, is it for me to brave this wild path alone. 1 hiave no inother who nursed my cliililhood to. weop over my abseiice, no father to sib for ut- tentions he iiist be'Miis to rcahze, no little sister whose opening triind 1 ought to moulil. lieside, 1 ani a mnn,'nnd can ti.ead through dangers wbere your softer spirit woulil droop. I could not bear, iovc, to sec this white hrow, biiruing beneath thoso sultry skies; I could not bear that tlio.se tcn:ler (eet slinuld fail in tho wildernuss, nor that your iutellec.tual powers and afTectionate heart sbould Imguish for sympathy. Jie my bride, and yith that claiin upon you I shall depnrt hraced for danger, liut I mtist go alone. iIy dreams were terrific last night, and when I awpke, tho glow of tho missionary waslost in tho tremour of the lover. you must remain, my Isabel.' . 'You havobeen tcmpted, Henry,'said tlie brave girl, cnressing thc hand sho held. God has witlj drawn his countenance from you, or you would or tolk this. My parents will shortly foel u holy pndo in their bold missionary girl, as fiiend after friend gathers ronnd with religious sytnpatby. Besidc, Flenry, who shall thiuk of such tics, when God cnlls? We must trcad tho wavos at tlie voice of Jesns. His voice is near, I bear it noyv. Help, Father, help, jor, we perish,' sho ex claimed, and her fiice glowed liko an am'elV, as 6he sank on her knees witii clasped hands and prayerftil oyes. Shall we sink, whilo ho is by ? I-ook on thy servants in this hour of need, the storm of teinptntion is near, the hillows ruge, piit forth the hand and savo.' Ilcnry knelt hesirlo her; he caughf the soaring ciuhtisiasm of his protnised bride, his voioo was ot heard, hut his lips inoved. In thoso mo rnentsof stillness a sublimo eelf dedication had uecn made. They both rose. Vye go together,' e whispered, and folded her to his heart. A MOTHEIl's TRIAIiS. 'busy preparations for :ho bridal I and vdago. Roligion, lovo, friendslnp, wnrc iietive, and evnn strangers as thoy heard tbestory of ilio sell immolation of tho young and bBiuiti f.il girl, sent in their tstinionialH of iniere.st. Whun friends entered and hestowed thuirpart iiv kiss on her sister, Uosalio's Spretty cyes filled wfthtoars; but tho gifis, tho huatle, and novelty of preparation soon dried them np again. A (loulning east of caro was oil tho father s hrow, but ho badoGod speed and blest liisclnld. lMlen went mechanically through her dtities. If sho was saihler and paler tlu.n hnr wont, was it not for Isabel, her dear friend and cousin? And how fared it with tho mpthor of tho young exile? She busieil hcrsclf, for s.ho darod not to be idle. Sho eheckcd the strtiggling sigh, and wiped off the the gathoring tear, and her short rjitr.iila tory praycr for palieueo and suhitiission went up when nonc could bear. Tinio sped, (howsoon heflieswith moments connted by parting fiiends!) and the bridal was to take pluco on the inoirow, the departure tho suc.ceeding day. Ouo by ono the family rotired, the inother last, for a troubled and restless emotion niade her wakoful. Asshe sat alone, the ticking of the timepieco eeeiried almost slirill to her oxcited ear. Sho recalled the childish joy ol Isabel, when, raised to that old clock, shd clasped her hands at tho rovolving uioon, whose l ouud faco looked upon her ; thero was the little chair, now RosalieV, in which Isa bel had soiight ainbitioiisly, hut in vain, to rest her dimpled leot on tho floor. That room could almost tcll her history. Thoro was the framed and faded sanipler, mocked by tho changing fasbions of tho day ; tho moro clahorato and tasteful decorations of tho pencil ; tho piano fnrte, wliich had soothcd nnd brighteiied ,her varying hours. Was it possihlu that thoso dear hands should tounh its chords no moro for years, perhaps for evcr? There was tho work-box, the quiet but precious instrmnent over which a wo man's heart pours out its homo emotions in most nnconscious frecdoin. Sho opened it with a trembling hand. IIow tnsteful, how judiciotis ! Character was visible in all its combiiiatioiis ; it spoke ofeconomy, just arraiigeirientaud fancy, whilo little touclies of the affctions peeped forth from its niany com)nrtnients. As she gazeil on iheso things tears gusbeil forth, and sho heard not Isahol'd light footstcp, until her arms wero thrown arotuid her. '1 would that you had not witnossed these emotions,' said her mother, almost ooldly. 'You havo choscn your path, and leavo me to go down coldly to niine. Strangers aro to occupy the heart which I havo trained for eigbteen years. But go. Console yourself as you will, miduighl and tears aro my portion.' Isabel clung to her mother hesecehingly, the lofty look of heroism almost drivcu from her brow. 'Alothor, your parents dotcd on yon,' sho said falteringly, 'as you on me, yet you lclt their arms for an eanlily love. How inuch greater is llie duty that calls me from you ! to give salvation to the lost, lifo to tho dying. Oh moiher,' she continued, grasping her hand with kindling oyo and soleuin gestures, 'should I die in this enler prise, go holdly to tho court of lii'aven and ask for your child. How proud will be your joy to sce tho weak and humlile girl you nurttired in vour bosom. siurouiiileil bv the white-robed souls she has resc.iied through Lhnst's niercy, perclianco leading their liyuins in heaven, as she hasdoneon eaiib? Oh, mother, will they not greetyou on earth witii a no.vsong of joy, 'Wol come thou whose child has opened unto us the book of lifo r' The mother was ovvcd, 6ilenned. Sho took the dear enduisinst to her arms, stroked the iall- ing bair from per glisteiung eyes, auil pressmg ilmt soft chcek to her bosom said. 4I will resi-'ii thee, beloved, God's will be done.' THC PAKTINO. Tho bridal was over, tlio fcw guests had goue, and silence settlud on that little group so soou to ho severed hy rolling seas. Isabel touched a lew chords on her piuno-forte. Atlirst hcr hand irjinbled, and Rosalie who stood by lookin wisifully, wiped hersister's clmek witii her little handkerchiei. Griiduallv her fingers becaine fiini as her thoughts possessed tbeinsulvesof her 'icat mission. and her voice lull and doep as in her freoest moments, whilo sho sang to tho tuno of tho Uride's Farewell,' the touching verses of u Soulhern poetess. THE iMISSiONARY'S FAREWELL. BY M1SS MARY rALJIEIt. Farcwcll, Mother Josus calls mo Fariuvay froai liomoaiul llioo; Eartlily lovo no moro ontliralls mq, Whon n blecding Cross I suo. Furevvcll, Mothor do not paia me By lliino aconizing woo. Thoso fond arms uamiot detain me, Dcnrost Mothor I must go. Farovvoll, Father Oh t how tonder Aro tlio Riirds tliut binil mii liuro ; Jcsus ! holp mo to surrondor All I lovo, vvitliout a toiir. No my Suviour! vvert thou toarlcss, Leaning o'or tlio buriud duad. At lliis hour, so sad and clioorlcss, Shall not buraing tours bo shud. . ' Farowoll, Sistor do ao$ prcss mo To thy young and tbrobbnig huart; Ohl uo lotiger now distruss mo, Sistor Sistor wc must part. Farewell palo and silotit Brotber How I grinvo to pain thoo so: Futbcr Mother Sistor lirotlior Jesus calls OU ! let mo go ! Evory heart was throbhing, every eye gushing with tears except that of tho rapt singer, who sat with upward lnoks liko ahird preparing to wing its homeward way to warmer skies. Rosalie had been cradled iu her arms forthree years ; that night was her first banishmeut, and the child had sobbed herself to slecp in tho lit tle erib assi'Micd to her hv hcr inother'd bedsido Isabel sought the slumberer alone, for the first timo overpowercd by rogrets stronger than relig ious duty. Sho looked ihe door and trod lighily to tho bedsido. Tho little sleeper's faco hatl ro sumed its tranquility, but thero was a deeper flush than tisualon hor'rounded oheek, and as Isabel put softly asidc the eiilanglcd liair on tho pillow ,she fuund it wet with tearrf. Long and earnest and loving was the gaze ot tho Mission ary's brido, nnd as sho looked, tho chestoftho child stirred with a nrolomred und trembling sob liketbn liG;ivinnfn billow when the ulo hllST diedaway. Isabel disongagidoue of those moist cuils, severed it from its luxuriant cotnpanions, & pluced it in her bosotn prcssed her hand a mo- mcnt an her own throbhing hoart. ThoKtrugglc pnssed away, and kneuling hy tho bedsido, sho whispered a prayer. 1 God and Father ol innorcnec' sho said, asl lovo tho soul of this little child, so niny I lovo tho soul of tho hcnighted ones who aro in the darkness of healheiiisin. Let mo orush every lovo wliich would draw mo uway from my high calhna., Shorose from her kneos tearless 'in tho might of holy icsolution, and bonding over tho little girl, kissed her hands and lorehead; ihen lookiug npwards said agaiu, 'God bless thee' young angel, aud teach metosave kindred souk' A low kuock ut tho door nnd a tendor vpico aroused hcr, und with a light trcad sho left the room. the voyaoi:. Thc 3'oung briilo at sea ! Who has not eeeu her gnsh ol'parting' sorrow tlried slowly oway, as ono for wliom i;lie haJ left all, slaiuls near to comfort her! And she is co.mforted. The long, log day, listless to otherrf is fuli of ihouglit to her for lic watchts her steps, her smile, her sigh his ftiture and ' hers aro ono. Sho lov':s to sce tho sunlit waves, (hu evening stnrs with him, and tho htorm loses its dreadf'tiltiess, for sho m clasped in his arms through tho tumiilt .Young, conliding hrido, be it over thiH even on tho o ceanoflife! JMay thy triin ship trcad well (ho waters , tho sky of hoaven bo bright abovo thee, iho wiuds waft thee knully on, aud he who holds tho hehn bc truc ! It was sweet to bear thc liyuins that roso from timo to time, from tho young misiuiiuries, in the holy joy of their souls. Isabel's voice kindled in rapt deligbt, until tho roughest sailor paiiMal and cnught tho religious glow. Thore was little to try tho fortitudo of the Mis sionariesin :he voyage, which was niarkud by the comuion incidents of soalife, until they enter ed tho liuy of Heugal. The day provious had been cifipressivc ; thero was a stagnaiion in the air as if its circulation had bcu suddenly sus pendod, and on tho following nioiuing, tho ex perieucod comninndcr rcefed his sail?, tliough thc winds as yet but threateued in light gusls. A yellow hazo loomed athwart tho sun which was strnugely reflecling in tho gurgliiig waters ; ihis aspect continued through the inorning. Ilcnry aud Isabel observod u chango in tho countenanco of seamen, which they could scarce ly thiuk was auihorizei! I)' tho appearance of the beavens, for thoui!h untisual, thore waaiioth- ing terrific in tho brazen hue oftlm clouds but as thev continued to gtizo, there was a mistery iu the snlluess as if the foot of the Eternal uiiidit bo treading on his wonderfid watory creation. After a few hours n steady gale couiuionced, gi gatitic clouds roled liko troubled spirils tliroii''h tln air, as they strode low liko seeming inonsters abovo and arotuid. Isabel shrauk uearor to her husband. At twiliglit tho liiinicaue began aud iho chafcd ship, liko a liviug thing, now sank as in despiiir,now lea)t over tho swellhig hil lows. Tho IMissionaries summoncd tho strcngth of theirsouls and awaited in silence God's will. It was a night of fearful an.viety ; no one slept but Isabel, who leaning on her hushand's arm drea med sweeily of her oitkcn seal hesitlo tho river, siartled only when tbeCaptjin's voice spoko in tho deep tones of the truinpet und ovortopped the galo. Suddenly a heavy sea struck tho ship astern and tho waters riisheil iu tho cabiu. Tlie shock was tromenilous. Ilcnry bore his dripping chargo in his arms to tho Caplain's cabiu. Sho wasipiitc insensible, her loosened h;ur foll abuut hor iu wet masses, her lips wero bltie iinil her whole frame rigid. Ilcnry chafcd horcohl hands wrung tho damp from bei bair, and gavo bcrres- loraiives. Shb opeucd her cyes at longtli, spoke his nauie, and laid her head on his shouldcr liko a glad child. 'We will dio together,' whispered she 'and though wo aro not God's favored iiistruiiiunts, he will carry on his good work hy other hands.' Aud now the uproar ou deck bmimc dreadful tcrrflic ; hnge hillows huist over tho bows of the ohip, writl-iing, and sponiing, und glit teriug with phosplioric light, whilo tho ligbtuing darted over tho ocean. Tho Captaiu lost his as sunied cahnness, und the wild oaths sounded a inid iho storm liko theshouts of a deinon. Isa bel shnddered at tlie iinpiety whicji could thtis brave heaven, wlion seemingly so near its final judgmcnt. At lliifc period the vcssel was inert and pnwerless, diif'tiug liko a disabled swan on the waters. Isabel sat, her hands clasped in ileu ry's, her eyes upturued and her lips inoving as if iu prayer. At length tho welcorne souiid of reliid'was heard, the vessol righted,an(l tho waves rushed liko released prisoners from tho deck. Tho morniiig rose in heanty, and soon thc lines of green so dear to tho landsniun's eye o pened on tho viow. ' Is your heart still strong beloved ?' said Ilcn ry, as be pointed lo tho distant shore. Are thero no yoarnings for friends aud homo?' Isabel smiled aud prcssed the hand of her husband. 'Tho Lord has not prcserved mo from a watory gravo, that I should bear u fal te;ring heart. I fcel strong iu his urm ; lct him lcad mo where hu willeth, so I can aid his OailSC. THE NEW 1IOMK. Isahel'.s oinotionsasshe neared the shorcs of Hindoston were almost dreamlike, and she asked herself, as ohjects of strangc novelty niot hcr cyo, 'Whal atn I who liave venturcd thus? An at oin amid the occon ; but thoLord caroth oven for the sparrow.' Tho new perfumo from tho flowers was aniong the first things that told her of herdistance from homo. 'I havo to romember. she said to Ilonrv 'that the same God socnred theso rich blossoms, who gave tho odor to niy gardcn roso ; let mo not for get that he too is the God of the heathon as well as Cbristian souls.' riioy were touched with tho nicturesnno beau- ty of ihescone as they sailed ii) oneof the mouthp of iho Gangus. Uindoo cottages in iho form of liny stacUs, without chimnies or windows, clus- lered beneath luxuriant trecs, contrhsted iu their rmteness liy tho more elahorato pagoilas. YViuo fieJds of rice and nrass',of oxuuisito verdure wero spread around, while herds of cattlo feil on tho uaiiKs ot the nvor. But a glance at the inhani tants coucentnited tho thoughts of thc Missiona ries, and fixed thom on the worth of human souls. They were willing, in tho dovotion of tlieiv leolings, to cnter ono of those hovels and begin the works of salvation. Uut new ohjects arrcsted their atteution, as they journicd to the soat of tho rjiisssion. A bridegroom ahout ton years ofagOjWas carried in a piilankeon crowded with flowers, ibllowcd by procession wtth musi cal iiistruments. Tears stariod in Isabel's nyes asthey following this idle pugeant, at.tho thought of tho rational and simplo rites nf her own' bo trothal. Tho ncxt object that ealled prayer deep from. tho souls of tho strangers was the worship of Jiiggcrnaut, the misorably paiutod wooden idol beforo which immenso niuliitndcs asseiuhled w'lh ovcrwhehning shouts. Ilonrv aud Isabel east down their cyes at the sacrilege, and re uieinbered tho simplo church at home; where spintnal prayers wero t.he choisest giftto heaven. Their ciiriosity was attrncted by a rude kind of basket, stispeuding from a treo. On looking" wilhin they discovered tho panially devouied remains of a little child. Isabel shuddcred, and thought of iho happy home of her childhood,and Rosalie pillowed on her mothcr's bosom. But tho most horrihlo sceno to Isabel in this momorahle joprney, and ono wliich Hunry would willingly havo spared her, was the sacrifice of a womnn to the manes of her husband. In vaiu tho missionarii's tried to move away from that harrowing Bcone, thero wns a spell. a fascination ovl'H iu its terrors, that chained thom to tho spot, nnd Isa''cl sirk at heart, wiih stariing oyes and panling chO.st, looked on. 'A gravo was dug near tho river, large 'nid def ), and aftor a fow inititi tory rites as iinintel.'gihlo as they wero fantastical, iho wiilow took n lormii.1 leave of her friends and deseonded into tho chainbef of death. It may bo that she was siupified with opium, for there was a mechanical insensibiliiy ahout her that seomed scarcely human. As sooit as she ruached the hottom of tho pit, to which s.'ie de seonded by a rude ladder. she was left alone M'itb i... t i.. ..c i i i i : i.:t... lin; inm i)i nui iiiiMiiiiin, in ii rtjvuniiif; nuin. ui doeay. which sho cmbraced and clasped to her bosom, and ibeugavc ihosigiial for the last act of tlu.s sliocking sceno to coiunicnce. J he earth was delibcrately thrown upon her, whilo two pcrsons descendcd into thc gravo and trampled it tightly ronnd tho sclf-dovoted sacrifant. Dur iug this tardy and terriblti process, the dootned womun sat an unconcerncd spectator, occasiou ally caressing tho corpse, nnd looking wiih au exprcssiou of almost subhmo uiumpb as tho earth cmbraced her body. Tho hands nf her own childrcu aided iu this terriblo rito, heaping arouud hcr lliocold dust to which sho was so soon to be ifasolvod. At length all hut her head was cover ed, when the pit was lnirriedly covered in, and her nearest relatives dancod over the inhumed body with frantio gestures of extaoy or niad nehs.' Refore tho tcrmination of this sceno, Isabel, who had liugercd wiih inl'atuated intercst, fainted. On reeovering sho said to Ilenry, 'Assist mo, my In shaud, to hate this act moro than I do. Agaiu aud again, 1 thought I could bear to dio thus with you, ralher than livo without you. Will God forgivo my idolatry !' At length iho young Missionanes reactied thoir home. Ilomo ? Aud was this iho abode of tho delicato Isabel? The late iumatcs had dicd of iho fever of tho climntc. and uo kind hand had arrannod the few relics that rcmaincd. The dwelling consistcd of two rooms, mado of bam boo nnd thatch, with doors oppositc onch other; an air of desolaiion inevailud eveiy where fround. Day after day Isabel lahored with thoso fair hands so umiscd to toil, unlil an air of com fort wrought its charm around hcr; then her love of tho beautiful broko forth ; sho trained tho native shrubbery around ihe dwelling, and plnnt ed a spot on which her hushand's eye niigln gratelully repose as he sat at his daily studios; but alas bnnger, nnd heat, and debility ofien took from her tho power of moro than neccssary cffort. Nothing is more wcaring toau ardent Mis" siouary, who lias sacrificed every thing for spiril uctl good, than to fiinl himself tramnielled ilowu" lo tho physical wants of lifo. Isabel felt this prcssurc a trial almost more than sho could bear, and it was a day of prayorfid thanksgiving for lusr, when sho was permitted by tho eniploymeiu of other hands in memal occuatiou, lo aid htr husband in tcaching. Uis lahors wero lighteued by hcr active sjiirii, iintl it was a blessing to hcr soul to toil with him, to listen toliiseame.it voice as he preached ofsalvation. And oh how beau tiful bc was to her, as bc stood with earnest eyes nnd gestures breoking thc bread of lifo to tho he uightod sonls around him ; and then, when eve ning caine, they ooujd sit by their gardcn, and talk of distant Auicrica. Were they happy ? Troub led thoughts and forebodings soiuetimes shot through their miuds like au icc-bolt, for dcath might como aud sunder tnetn ; convcrsions werc slow ; hrutish igrouanco oringenious skepticism hafllecl their dearest hopes; tho secd which they planted seemed strowed on stony hearts, butstill their hearts wero fii ni : strong prayer went up daily, hourly from tho templo ot their heart, tliough all oihers werocloiied agauist thom ; faith looked with hor bright, keen glanco bcyond tho present hour, and showed thom precious souls rodeomed by their to ils. In tho m'nist of these emotions, Ilenry was seized wiih tlio fever of tho elitnato. Poor Isa bel left all for him. Night aud day sho beiu over his pillow, nnd forgot that it was wrong to n-al-ize an earthly forui : all memory, all hopo wero lost in the present thought of his possible death. He recovered. IIow sweet it was to present him tho first fruits from their little garden, to briug him ono hy ono his manuscrips aud books to seo tho faiut glow of health kiiKllo on his chcek, to aid his falteringsteps, to feel thecool hand which hal so latcly burued and throbbed beneath hcr own toucli ! Isabel sat at his feet, aud looked and looked, until tears started to her eyes for lovo and joy. death. Ono evening Ilenry was suminniio to his wilb's apartuient, She had given birth to a hoy Tho little one lived hut toroceive a father's first and last blessing, beforo his perfect featurcs set tled to repose. And Isabel was.doparting tuo ; the lovitig eyo grew dim, the sweet voico low. Tho hoy was brought to her, liis yoimg eyes closed, tho discolenl lips whe.ro the dark tonch of death first appeared bouiid lip, and his little hands tho exact paternof his mothcr's crossed on his cold breast. She pressed him feebly iu her dying nrms, raised ono meek glance to heav en, then fi.xed it on Ilenry who stood statno like beforo her. That look recallsd his flitting sen.-iesand kneeling by tho bedsido ho threw his arms around her, and bout his faco to hers. 'Gbd calls for you Isabel,' sho whispered. Send for Ellen, tnarry her, Cease not to labor for the porisiing heathen.' A sliglit convulsion passed over (ior fac.o and tlio lovely spirit waa gone. Ilenry wcpl not, his soul seemed darkcnedto stone ; ho placed thc bnbe in his mothcr's arms, and it wus a strqngo ploasnro to lay thut litt'lo' hand on her1losqm, and twine their cold hnndg together. Night cauio, his attendants loft him n-' lono; the hreezo thit swep.t through tho open doors vaved tho whitp gnrment of tho dead. Henry started I a burst of"woi),a loneliness most dredr nnd dreadful, fanio over him; he wrung his hands, he travcrsed the fjoor wiih groans of unutterahkV despair, ho benl over those palo forms witii cleindied hands, VIint was life, what was duty tohim? Uo must troiid tho world alone, tho silence was unsiipporiahU. Ile shonted oloud, 'Isabel! Isabel! speak. Speak, my hoy, utter a smmd, ono human cry. Oh, death! deaih !' Tho wretchcd man tluow-hinisolf on tho floor, and wept aloud. From tears followed prayers.' The spirit of God decended, and wrapped him in his. fohling wings, and he gnnvcalm. Morni ng canie; he was iranquil . Ilo laid liis beloved at the foot of thc gardcn beneath tho treo' sho loved, tho baby in her arius, and left her. there ; but when evening drew nigh, and tho night odors breathcd ahroad, he sought thc spot. It was a terriblejoy to be thore, helaid his faco lo the sod, and listenoil as if hcr voice might nn swcr, and the breathiiisof her heart respond to his own. He struggled for prayer, but lus lips were parcheil, and tlio words died away Ile felt as if an invful teinptntion were on him, as if God had forsakon him ; he lay gasping for breath ; dim and dreary shadows flitted about him, wailiugs as of new born infiinls passed through ihe air, niingleil with grtigling denth moans ; ho touched cold forms and they olaspod him with chill c.latterinrs. Ilo was fotiud iu tfto inorning in high duliriurn. THE CONFJ..ICT. Ilcnry rcrovcrcd, and retiirned to liis dntics, hat a deop cloud nf s.adncss invoHiod liis soul; lonoli ucss iis of a dcfcrt wm nroundjliiin; ifipro was light, liut no warinth in his cxistcnce. As ho sat onoevo ning in his desnlato abudc, a Iu;on rusli of mmnory like sudden winds cnmo by liini, and lio fanciod ho heard a vnice saying, "Be not alnno, send for Ellen, marry hor." Iloniartrtd; hudrovotfio thought a way liko a cuiliy tliing Itcamo agnjn nnd again; it cbing lo hiin in tho uiidst of duty, in silence, iri praynr; tlio wiiwU wliispoid it; it roso'in dreams. llo'ccasod to visit tho gravo of Isabel, young flow ors wero springing tboio nnd bo know it not. im palsu riponod to rosohition. Ile wroto to Ellcn, ho told hor ol hor friijnd's dving roqiiestj he mado baro, tlie sorrows nnd wnntn of liis lnjronvcd hoart, and lio ankrd if sio would ho tho tninistcring angel to jica iis wounds. ilo propiisod to chcrish and lovo lier, pnd tliough a cloud would shadow their meai oiies, it wonld ho tingod b- tho liopo of niding each olhcr in tlio groat caiiso ofrcsciiing souls from death.' llomy's frpine of irind for sonio timo after send ing this letter wns calm. If his proposal was ac ci'ptod tlio nnswor would ho in pcison, as an immo diatu opporlunity olfurod for Ellen's dcpurturc. But as tho timo diow near for hor arrivaf, ho becamq nervous and doprcsscd; ho xo-arrangcd and romov cd nvnry olijoot thnt directly rnmindcd him of Isa bel. Ile novcr glnncod at hcr gravo, tho shrubs ;row wildly on iis rank soil, and tho turf was green. Timo fluwso r.ipidly, that Uun'ry sometimcs caught his brenth at tho nrarness of his" late. Ho lnbo(red in every possiblo sliapo; ihore was a rapidity in his step aud oyo, thnt sliowcd a hnrried mind; Iie slopt little, nnd "tho meanost rnmpaninn wn? moro wol como tlinn soliindo Did hu wish Ellen to come? Sho nrrivod; iho cnnflict hotweon varying fool ings nnd motivos had almost ront lier frnmo, butsho camo, slirinking, sonfitivo, and loving. Trombling to bor hoart's ery coro, slio oxtetided hcr linnd to Ilenry; ho shmrik n from n bnsilisk, nnd uttering a lond, doep cry of Iinrror nnd disgust, eank on a chair nnd wupt. Ellcn, dooply aficoted hersolf, scnrcoly oomprohendod tlie naturo of her feolings; sho was too willing t weop for tho lost nnd gentld Isnbel. Ilonry roused himself, but thero was a strnnse nnd hurrying tono of inannor thnt ngitatod tho embnrrnssnd girl. Hc urgod thn'r immcdinto mnrringo, as his honso was thoir only residonco, and thnt nveninp sho bucainc his hrido. A your. just a yeur thnt night Isabel had died. What iinngo linnntcd tho new bridegroom? Not that of tho advoiituroiis girl, whn had liravod oyery thing, cven roputation for him; no, tho cold palo lorni of Isabel wns hoforo him, nnd as ho clanccd at tho npnrtmpnt whoro tho evening brcozo had stirrod hcr sbroud,ho shrank from entcring,and in sload ofthe bridal nhnmborho sought her Rravc, Hour nfior hour passod awny;a nowala'rm fdled tho bronst of poor Ellon a straogor aad nlono. Sho drew bnck the curtain of'hor window, tho air yaa snltry, and boro liuavily tho odor of night blossoms on its wing. Sho loancd from tho casnmont: tho blossoms looked silvury soft in tho mooa's raya. Her fonrs giisbod forth, for sho folt forsakon and sho know that tlm world would point to hor n do rision. Sho heard a nionn, dcnp, wihl and pifeous, liko thnt with whioh Ilenry had grcctod her, whon dle hnd sought him with lovu's truo coilfidonce. Ohjhenvou! wnsthis tho mnuting on which her thoughts hnd dwolt with such droams of hopo ant tondi'rness? Why had sho fancied thnt his nrm9 would havo onfoldiid"'and sapported hor? Hcr brain" grow dizzy, and sho lonnod once more from tho win dow, Again that" groaniii!; fhriok niet her ear, moro wild and fearful than boforo, and straininc her sightin tho rninoto part of the g.irdon, sho saw Hon ry, wiih frantio gesticulntions, cmbracing a grassy mound. Tho trnth fbishod' upon her, ho had sought tho gravo ot tsuliel rather than hor nrms. De.snlnto and brikou'horirted, sho swoonod away. Tho morning nrowsnd her lo iniscry. He'nry'a raving in tho duliriurn of a fover, now cailing on Isnbel and Irts iiny,'ttfd now sl.rinkiri asfroin soino dciuoninc visiod ho darod not nnino. A fow days pnssnd awny, nf.d grr,;dnally and liumbly pcorElicu introducod hersolf into hisapartrnont, hor eyos down cnst, hor voir.o'Sji'xvhrspors, and purfbrmeil tho geri tlo otTices'of wqmiin's lovo. Bv and by tho suflor or bcgnn to catj hcr 'Isnbel, and stroko hor'hnnd fmdly ns it h:y by hi? sido, whilo with tho otbor sho siriootlied tho'qntr.riglcd hnir on his bumiug foro hond. Ile list'en'p'd ns Ellon '(alked c.fl8abel nnd showfcd him hor'picttiro, tjio gift of cnrly friondship; bo took tho gathercd' 'fl-wrrs' vvh'in sho told him rhoy wero frosliri Isabel's gTiivn; sho snng hirri the bymns they hnd once sung together, in soft ricli tones liko Isa'bel's and kneeling hy tho bodsidi praved thnt hor pnro spirit might jnok down and bless thom. TIiu striigle nf rotison was awful nnd myntcrious, and smno timo Ellen's hoart failod with in li(?r, nnd a sicknMs liku duath camo ovor hor soul; tjmn would sho go to Isnhcl's gravo, and pray". Tho s'ofl brcozo rovived hcr, and as it played amid hor rurls, sho looked liko tho cpirit of hopo nnd tGridorne.is. and trod bnck with a lightcr stop to that sconco of darkness nnd caro. One dny as sho rcad, and thought Ilonry "slopt, lio was gaziiig upon hor, nnd picsently ho spoko hor nnmi) Wns it a druain? Ellun claspod hei liauils in enger hopo. 'Ellon,' hc said, stdtly nnd tonderly. 'Ellen, my wife!' 3