Newspaper Page Text
flM.Mf IWmilllinil 1 1 IE PBBtMMMMg MIMtMM gnFfcM " ' I
A'olumo 0. Numliei' 3. WOODSTOCK, VERMONT, MAY 29, 1815. tVliolo Xnmbcr aoa. BUSINESS CARDS. O. A.1IKYANT, DalorlnEiiRllili.Fri'nch, nnd Anirrlrnn DryOoom, W. 1. Coodri,and (iroicrlcn, Crockcry, Olass and HarJ Ware. ElmStreet, , MKIiLISH & STiADK, UEt,cnsiNFi.oun, w.i.Gddus.vtiRocEMEs, I 11.10 CONSTANTLY O.V HAND, I'MlUlTS.CONFGCTIONARY.rtuM.MURDRINKSAND refresiiments. cr.NTHAi.9TBCET,opfoixi:iiir.Ni!y'B motel, CkO. .MKLMtll, (!k(1. II. Slade. A. 3IATCII, & CO. Al thc old Sland Inlcly occupi'cd by r j. o. Tntnou; deAlf.rsinflour w.uiooiitf ANDrsRocEniEs, . CONFEOTIONARY.SU.MMER DRINKrt, AN0 UEFllEijll.MENTsi.CONSTANTLY ON IIANU. 0ENTHAL 8TIIEET. 223 AUUUSTUS IIAVK.V, '.Vhulcmilp amlrctaildealor lu W. I. Goid,Tens,FruiU Wlnci, &c.,alao,Stovca,Fiirnltiire, Aic. D DOOR SOUTH IIKAD OF RTATE HTnCET, Montiirtttr,l't, 1B2 ly .. . .IMJSSKLIifcChAltK, V A T C llJl A K E it 3 A N 1) J E W E L I. E II S, OPP01ITG WIIITNEY'n MOTni., CENTIULSTIIEET, It. II. UAIIjKY, tmiUHctnrerofSUVcrSpoiinsand Spcctaclcs and Dealcr In Jewelry, Cutlery aml Fancy fioodi Wlinloaale and Rclall, 209 OppposUeWhilncy't Hotcl, Ccnlral Slrecl, I1ENRY IIATCiT Onfdnorsimtkof Union IIall,Elm Sireet, TIN, COPPEn, AND 811 EET IHIIH W 0 R K E R. T1IALES II. WINN, TAILOR, Same tloor with JT. Rantlall. AIICIIAEL S1YEUS, T A 1 L 0 It. Over J. C ollamer's 0ice, Elm slnct, E. W. SMITII, Tailor, oveii f. c. nnnniNs' offiqe, Ludlow, Vt, 218 AMOS AV. AVAUItF.., dealer i.v iioor.s.siions and i.r.ATiinn, Ml Klnils uf I.piilbcr liir nle -(icnp . Also, lloolsniicl Slioes nf evt'P U-criition. ITPrices Thlck llootn, $2,50Oair, pegsid,!s3jOeiits newcdbouu lor ? I,inil all otlicr wurk lu lrni nrtlnn UevTRAt. SriiEKT. 23 81y i7m .T)'i: vvi: y", Mnkrr of tlio Imprnvcd Iloli.irl W'omlen Pnmpi. ICJ"Tlie nbovo I'uinin aro w.irranlcd tndraw a liarrcl n a mlmite wllli eap, iiitn u hnndml I'ert. TT All nrderi Irom a dUtance proinpll) ntlendoil tn. Randolph Vt. 221 tf WIUTNP.Y'S IIOTP.L, CornerofElm and C tnlral slrcett, 15 V S. V II I TX EY, E A V. I, U II O T K L, I1Y 1'. fi. AU)EN. CORVER OF HOUTil AND ClRliEN HTREETS, ItKICK STAUK HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE II L A C K H 1 V E II , nv JOIIN II. SMITII LUDLOW, VI. lfil tf Z. F.liYDE, BRICK BTAfiC IIOUSK, Proctorsville Vt. 239 Gm linNRY'JMARSll, HoUSK AND SlON PAINTER, ALIO DEAI.EIl IN OARnt AOC9 AND Va RN1SI1 OF EVERY DEHCIlll'TION . UUNTRA I. SI'RCKT. AVITT JC SCOTT. I'iintcrsjnnddealcrnlii Clmlr and Carrhi;c8orllKlnd8 CENTRAI. STnEKT. .10SIIIIA MITUUI'.I.I,, CARRHCE AND 3 I. H 10 II - M A K E R, II I n II BTREET. 116 fJKORCH PISIIKK, Minufacturcr of, aml dealtr in cabinet furmture oj evcry dricription. l'loasantritrect, 218 Dtl. H. It. I'A liM HK. Olllce in thc Ilnck lllock nppohlte Wlillney'a, CEVTRAI. HrilKET, S. J. ATiliKN, 31. 1). ritrswiAj AjYd suiigeox, O.Hco oppnaito Wliltncy'n Hntil. ADIV II. IIAMMOm TOMSONIAN' HOr.WlC I'RAOTITION ER, Itctwcuti thc Melhodiil and Eiiiscopal Cliurdif. 237- tf. livj:ry staihj:, II Y A I. II E R T I'ACKCR, Covrl sireet. COT.IJA3IKn .Vt IJAUUETT, Attornovs nud Connsellors a t L a w, Elm Slrect. 183 JAConCor.r,AMF.n. JamesIIarrett O. l. CIIANDIjKItt 'Attornoy aml Oo n n 8 ol lo r atLmv, CentrnlStrett, 208 TIIACY & COWEHSK, Mlornexit and Counsellors at Law OinccfUorthcllank.Elni Strect, L. A. 3IARSII, ATTOItlfEV AND COUNEM.OU AT LAW Crnlrnl slrret. KIWIN IIUTOIIINSON, ATTORNEY AND COUNSEM.OII AT LAW, WOODSTOCK, VT. WASIIIHTUV fi MAUSII, ATTOUNEra tf C O II N 8 U 1. 1. O II S AT LAW, irondnhrk, VI-O-Oince In theroom htdynccuplcd as tho "Cloy Cluli NewnRooni," P. T.WASiinun.v, MasUr in Chancem. 0. 1' Marsh 233tf Not.SI.1811. CALVIN FIIKNCII, Jlllorney and Counnellor at Law, PROCTORSVILLE, VT. 251 I. AV. IUCIIAItOSON, Atlorncy and Counscltor ul Laie, WESTON, VT. 251 FltP.DEItlCK C. UOIIIIINS, A T T O It Mi Y AT L A AV : LODLOW, vt. 157-l.y ivauiien c. ntr.Ncif. ATTOKNEY A T L A AV. miaron.vt. 235-ly AV A LK U II & SL A I) 12 , Jllloi neys and Counsellors al Law, ROYALTON, I'T. 125-11 R.WAI.KER, .W.I.AI)E. tiios. hautli;tt, Ja,, Allnrne!,CounielloraudSolkilorin Chancery, .1. iwnA. v r. 1Tltlcndtheriapcrlor Uniirtnln (hecountlen ofCalo inln, Emeilrlcaiifniid Waahlnglnn. 133-tf IHJNTON & JONliS, JlTTOnNEfcS AKI) COUNSELLORS AT LAW. (ihehia, VI. A. IMIUNTON, 203 P. C. JONES. S. R. STIIEE'IT.R, lillorney and Counseller al Law, IJARNARD.VT. 115 J. Q. HAWKINS, Allornty and Counscllor at Law. FEI.CIIVII.LE. VT 94 J. F. DEANK, Altornty and (Jounstllor at Law, CAVENDISH, VT. 1"5 JAME3 M. OILSON. ATTOItNEY AT LAAV,' CHELSEA. VT. 2-lG-Cltl SAMUEI.II. r.RICE, AVINDSOK, VT. '-ly IIICIIAUDSON& NICIIOliSON, Jlllorney t, and C ouns t.l lor i atLaw Chester, Wlndnr(!nutlty, Vt. N RlCHARIXON. 8G A. A. NlCHOLSON. SEWAIjL fUl.l.AM, A TTO R JYE V A T L A IF', LUDLOW, VT. 184-ly II. K. STOIjailTON, A r,r dRAEYATLA XV. Chester, Vt- 219 ii T r.ir.T?l"I L AVF.Y3IODTII. ATTORAEYS. A T L A Wf UETHEL, VT. 25G tf 0 Biodmtt, D F Weymouiii, Froni tlio Lonitrin l'unrli. TIIE STOIIY OF A P B AT H E 11. DY DOUOLAS jr.lUtOLU. CIIAPTER XIH. UnURY I.ANR TIIRATItE. A IIIIOKUN'-IIEART-EI) WOMAN. TIIE COUNTEiiS IS SUM lONEl) 1IOME. AN OLD ACO.UAINTANCE. Tlio counlcss was in rapturcs Garricic. Iler fricnd, Lady Dinali, too, a widow of four-and-thirty, whoso chiof favoritc in lliis lifo was hcr own broken hcart was softcnd to tho c.xtrcino of tendorncss by llic pnsaion, tlio cnergy, tlio cnlhusi nsrn of tho little man. I havo snid it Lady Dmali had a broken hoart. llap py woman that it was so; for that shattor cd organ stood to hcr in tho placo of a parrot, a spaniel, a prccious pct, lo bc fondlcd and fcd upon thc choiccst morecls. It was this attcntion to tho craving nppc tito of hor brokon heart that brought La dy Dinah to llomco and Julkt. Sympa thy was a ncccssity of hor naturc but thcn it must bo sympathy with tho wanls and wocs of iovo. At cighlcen sho had bccn marricd toa noblcman of largc cstato, sixty ycars old, and a pair of crutches. The dadshtor of a fox-huiitinjr, squirc, shc had bccn lcgally sold to liis lordship vciidcd to tlio wintcr-ftricl:cn pccr, likc ariy pcacli in Jantuiry. Shc had bccn a widow only four ycars; hcr husband, wilh a stubbornncss oficn prcnliar to tho ailing, detcrniining notto canccl tho con tract a finglc day, bcforc. "And so, my dear, that is how my heart was broken." Thisivas thc constant themo of Lady Din ah, who would continually show hcr brok en hcart to hcr fnendd nnd acquaintanc.es, as other women would show their china. It was, indccd, her only solace hcr only comfort. llcr lace had in it fratik good tempcr; hcr t.ycs wcro swimniing in laughtcr; hcr hps ever curling with sin'ilcs sho was allogcthar a ripo, plump piece of frolic naturc; yet to her five huinlrcu bn som friends shc insistcd upon beiiigknown as "a blightcd tliing; indccd, a disap poinlcd woman, witli a broken heart." And thcn shc would hint at tl.c piystery of an early passion of what in hcr cirl- lood shc had suflcrcd for a first love. Pliis mystcry was ncver clcared: for 1 givc no crcdt'iicc to tlie vulgar gossip of hcr nursc. who, as 1 hcard, dcclarcd that her ladyship bcfore marriage had "ncver lovcd any tliing that signifud but green 2ooseberries.,, Tho play prorceded, and wilh cvery scenc thc admiration of Lady Blushrose, the cmotion of Lady Dinah, iiicrcascd1 Tis very nice," said Lady Blushrose at a part of thc balcony sccne. 'Nice, my dear! it'a dclicious," cried ady Dinah, and for a momeut spreading ier fan bcfore hcr face, shc sighed deep- ly. Vcry difFercnl werc tho feclings of the two ladies. Thc onc sat as a patron ess of the poet and the actor now and then graciously according an approving smilo, the othcr was in thc scenc; was, indeed, or assurcdly Iricd to think so, Jul'ul herself. 'It's verv foolish,' said Lotly Dinah, and with an nltcmpt at vi- vacity, she crushco iier lianukerclnet a cross hcr eyes, I do vcrily believc, think- thcrc was at lcest one lcar in cacli of lliem. "Doat tliou love nie? I know thou wilt say- Ancl 1 will InKe lliy word." Thus spoke Julkt, and immcdiately La dy Dinah, in a whisper to her fricnd, e. claimcd, "Just likc me whcn quite a girl.' "Good niglit, good niglit! parling in such swcct sorrow, That I sltall say good niglit lill it lio morrow." Hcre Julkt disappeared from tho balcony, and Lady Dinah, throwing herselt back in hcr scat, slowly shook her head, ob scrving, 'lf it doean't lake mo quite to my fathcr's orchard' 'My dear child,' said Lady Blushrose, looking round thc house 'youdit.trcss me, you do, itidced, to findyott thus give way to your feclings. You know U's only play.' 'Vcry truc I knbw that but mctnory, mcmory, my dear! In this life we ar'n'l they thc Clcvclands opposile? Lud, no! I'm gctting blind I think in this lifo, wo man has but onc hoart, and whcn that is broken ' 'Tobesure. Why, therc's that wrctch Iliintinntoppcr,' cried lady Blushrose, who, whilttsympathizing with licr friend, had carefully survcyed tho boxes. 'IIc mus'n't comc into the box. I wouldn't have him seo us for tho world, wherc is hcT Lady Blushrose immcdi ately pointcd out to her brokcn-hearted fricnd the situation of his lordship, who on thc instaut recognizing thc ladies, liiss- od his hand to them, and lcft thc box. 'He'll never comc to us,' cried Lady Dinali, a3 tliou'gh shc cxpccted a rcply. 'No doubthe ' will and why notl askcd Lady Blushrbso. Oh, my dear -1 quite loathc tlie man.' I said Lady Dinah. 'Hc's vcry handsomcy' said Iady Blush- had said cvery thing. 'But thcn his scntimcnlD, my dear; si coarsc so little rcspcctful of sympathy so uttcrly ignorant or carcless oflhe cino tiona of tho hcart.' A knock at tho box-door' and, immcdi ately, cntors his lordship! IIo secmcd a man of about two-and-thirty. II is fea lurcs wcro handsomc; in puint of rcgulari ty, faulilcss. A wcll-formcd, wcll-painted lamp, but with no light in it. Aslshnrt ly discovored, his lordship was thc vcrila- blc Iluntinntspncr. tho lordly mastcr of Mr Curlwcll, whose gencrosity towards the little feathcr-drosser was so touchingly dis playeri in St. Martin's watchhousc 'Well, ladies how do you likc il? Gar rick wants a little of thc dash of a giant for my notions ofalovcr. IIe'3 mean plaguy mean,' said Iluiitingtopper, plung ing at oncc into tho play. 'Docs your lordship mcasure hcarts hy a'foot-rule?' askcd Lady Blurh rose. 'Not cxactly but thcn, one wants a sort of a slylc in thcsc things; whcn we talk ot hcroic poctry, of coursc we want pcople of hcroic look to utter it othcr wisc it's nonscnse, quito uonsense.' Thus spoko thc lordly critic. 'But altogclher what docs your lordship think of llomco and JuliclV inquircd Lady Dinah, wilh a downcast look, and llic gentleit lono of voicc yea, almost in thc acccnts of a sufTercr. 'Thcre's some good things in il; can't dcny that vcry dcccnt thinjs in it; but then therc's a good dcal of stulT. Now.all that we'vc listencd to about fair- y's coach.can any rcasonablc pcrsoiimakc it lcar? Come hcre's the hook,' and his lordship rcad in aloud tonc, "llcr wnggoii-spolics mndo of longspinnors' lcgs, Tlio covcr of llio uings of grasslioppcrs; Hcr tracca of tlio smallcst wpidct's wcb; Hcr collars of thc nioonsln'no's watcry' " 'Silcrice in that boxl'roarcd a voicc from thc gallcry, and looking upwards, I rccog nizcd my old honcst fricnd, Luke Knuc klo, IMr Flamingo's porter. Luke, othcr wise a peaccable fcllow, was too much in tcrestcd in thc fate of the lovcrs to pay any dcfercnco to any body in any box; and thcrcfore, almost unconsciously rcbuked thetalkcrs. Ilis lordship cnst a conlemp tuous look towards the audienco.ns though one of thc dcarcst prerogativcs of high box company namcly, to talk loud al a play to thc annoyancc of actors nnd audit ors had been most imputlcntly intcrfercd with. So indianant was his lordshin, vct withal so dcfying of vulgar opinion, that io was about to continuc thc quotation, ivhcn a hurricd knock struck at the box- door. It was opeiicd,when onc ofthe earl's scrvants delivercd a Icttcr to her lady- liip. It's impossible!' said hcr ladysip, wilh slight agitation, having read to note. Then turning to Lady Dinah, shc said 'My dear, you must excusc me I am summon cd home.' 'What has happcncd?' cried Lady Di nah. Oh, nothing; that is, nothing but his lordship's groundless fcar I will bc back in a short timc.' 'Pray, don't miss the tomb sccne. urgcd Lady Dinah; 'but what what is the niat- ter?' Tis only to irishtcn mo, I know it can't bc othcrwisc; but his lordship writcs that dear little Edward is dying. But il can't be hc was so much bcttcr this morning. I shall be ablc to come back I'm stire.' To be surc you will,' said Lady Dinah with a comforting manncr; and, very will ingtobc so comfortcd. Lady Blushrose sufTcred herself to bc handed to thc -carri- agc by lord Ilunlingtopper. "You'll havc no causc to remam at home, I trust,' said his lordship; 'and till you rc- tum, I'll talk Shaksnearc to thc broken- hcartcd widow.' As his lordship, wilh pcculiar smilo, ultercd thcse words, Lady Blushrose raised hcr forcfingcr iu playful rcproof of Ilunlingtopper's intcnliou. Ere howcvcr, Iis could rcply to this, thc carri- agc rollcd nway. Arriving at his lordship's mailsion, thc door was alrcadv open, and scrvants nl- rcady watching the coming of thcir mis. tress. There was a sudden look of real seriousncss in onc or two faccs, in othcrs, wom as a part ofthe oarl's livcry, for the occasion; a look that couvinccd me dcath was in the house. Mrs Pillow was on the slaircasc, having desccndcd at thc soutid oflhc crirringc-wliccls. Sho stood with claspcd hands, pursing her rrioulh, and striving to look smittcn to thc hcart. All sho said was 'Oh! my lady! so swect a babyl' The countcss slighlly trcmblcd at thc aspcct of tho malron, thcn rapidly passed her. In a minntc tho mother was in thc room where lay hcr dying child. Tho carl sat nt the bedside' Never fjhall t forget thc lodit wiih which hc mct his wife thc mother of his mfant. There was no rcprool in it none but the yery cloqucnco ofpity. Thc countcsswas run- rosc, bclioving in that shc uing to thc hcd, whcn thc carl aroso and ciifoldii)g licrin lii 3 arms, Icd her asidc. 'IIu's not ill not so very ill?' cried the countcss, hystcrically. 'I'aticnco, Margarct, paticnce,' said thc carl. with annarcnt calmness. 'IIo mav bo bcttcr but hc is I fcar so at Icast, much chaimcd.1 'My dear dear child!' scrcamed her ladyship. 'IIc will bc sparcd usT 'Let ushopcit, let us pray for it,' said tho carl; "still wo must bc paticnt.' IIc thcn Icd his wife to tho bedside; nnd iu stahtly thcgricf and and crics of thc count css wcro rcdoubled. Shc thrcw herself upon thc bed. and callcd Ilcavcn to wit ncss how shc lovcd hcr child. 'A lctler, my lord, from Dr Wilson,' said a scrvant prcscnting a notc to the carl. 'Where where. is tho doctor?' cxclaitn- cd thc countcss, 'Bc calm, my love; I scnt for him hc sends this lctler,' answcrcd thc carl. 'A lclter! Why docs hc not come? a ettcr!' cried thc countcss. 'IIo will not comc,' said tho carl. Lis- ten.' Ilis lordship thcn rcad tho nolo of tho physician: "My Loud. It i3 with unafTcctcd pain ihat I cannot feel it due to my profession- al charactcr to attcnd your summons. Afterwhat fell from her ladyship this irning, I should forfeit all sensc of sclf- rcspcct wcro I again to do so. Hor lady- i-hip exprcsscd a total want of confidence in my skill!' ' 'I never meaiu it hc knaw I never mcant it.'' cried thc countcss in a ragc of gricf. "Pcrmit me, however, to rccommcnd toyour lordship tho gentleman who is thc bearer of this. I havc trequently mct him in thc cojrsc of my professionil cxpcri eucc, and havc grcat plcasurc in hcrcwith testifyiug to his high ability. I know no man to whose skill I would so readily in- trust the hcalth of my own chihlrcn. 'I rcmain your obcdienl, humblc scrvant, CltAIlLES Wilson." 'Conduct tho gentleman hcre,' said thc carl. 'Is hc a physician?' askcd thc countcss, 'The doctor docs not tell me,but I have all faith in Wilson, let thc gontleman be who hc may.' As thc carl spoke ihis, tlie scrvant uslmred in an old ncquainlancc of the readcr's, no other than apothecary Liiitley. Thc countcss glanccd at his plain oulside for in thc days whcreof I wrilc, the physician had a moro markcd cxtcrior than in thcse onc-coatcd limcs and lotidly whispcrcd to hcr husband, 'I,m surc he's not a physician.' Lintley ovcrhcaring this.ohserved 'No, madam, I am not. Dr Wilson has, how ever, informcd mc ofthe c.nsc; it is onc I have trealcd a thousand limcs among thc poor.' At the word 'poor,' the countcss lookcd towards hcr husband, as thnugh, of course, ic would instantly resent the msult. The earl, howcvcr, immcdiately addressing himself to Lintloy, said 'I am happy, sir, that my child will havc thc bcnefit of so uiuch cxpeiience.' Lintley thcn approached the little pati cnt: in an instaut 1 saw iu thc cyc ol tlie apothecary thc fatc ofthe babc 'Hc is not so vcry ill, sir?' askcd thc countcss. 'IIo is vcry ill,madam,' answcrcd Lint ley. J?ut not dangcrous nothing danger- ous you will answor for his rccovcry of coursc, with your cxpcricncc, you can answcr?' cried thc countcss. Lintly did not spcak,but glanccd at thc carl. Thc father saw thcrc was no hopo, and cndcavored to soothc tho mother, whose exlravagant gricf burst forth in tho wildcst cxprcssions. Sho hung about thc child, and vowcd shc would novcr sur v;ve no, sho would bc buneu witn n. Sho had lovcd it so sho who had Ircas- urcd hcr dear blcsscd darling! At thcsc words thc carl hid his brow in his hands, nndcroancd bitterly. U there nothintr. nothin!? that will Cl ' O savc lnm, doctor?' cried thc countcss. Lintley still cvnded nn answer; still the mother askcd. At lcngth the apothe cary rcplied 'Nothing, madam, now.' 'Oh, I know what you would say DoC' tor Wilson has said so, but it was impobsi ble. II ow could I tuirsc it how could I, blcsscd dear babo that it is, but how could I nursc it?' Paticnce, paticnce, Margarct,' said the carl.-taking his wifo's hand. And so fhov sat. As thc clo:k struclt six thc child dicd. And then ngain and ngaiii tho countcss mothor Vowcd shc would bo burried with hor darling iufant. Howcvcr, tho coun noo (snlv went in mourninut nnd 1 was " J U - east nside. Mrs Pillow took mo ns hcr pcrquisitc; and soon so?d mo lo ono Mad- amc Spanncau, n dcalcr in lcatliers; uut what passcd whilo I was wilh hcr is not necossarv to rclato. Ilowevor, ono day 1 hcaid Curlwull's voicc in tho tliop, and from his comcrsation I lcarucd hu was still in love with P.ilty I did not rnmain long with hor, for one day sho lost mo in a hackncy coach. And thon I passcd in to dillorcut hands. It happcned thus. CIIAPTER XIV. A IIOUSK IN llLOOMSISUnV. I AGAIN MEF.T I'ATTV IIUTI.ER. Thc conchman had drivcn to hisstand; whcro, with tho paticnce of his tribo, hc sat mookly awaitinganother cull. I hcard n church clock striko ton; immodiatcly iiftcrwards, a bliarp shrill femalc voicc cried "coach," and tho drivcr instantly opcncd tho door, and handed in a woman who bade him drivc to some strcct, for thc namccscapcd mo, in Bloomsbury. Tho woman, ns it appcarcd to me, was undcr some strango cxcitcmcnt; for now sho ciiilod, nnd now ngain shc sighed hcnvily, and now sho cried, "Wcll, wcll, hc can't last forcvcr,' and with that con- solation, laughcd outright. In tho midst of this, shc Ict fillhcr handktrchicf, and tooping to fccl for it, hcr hand caught mo. llow licr cycs sparKlcu, as sne nciu mc to tho window, nnd by thc dim lamps in thc strect, scrutinizcd my shadowed bcauty. "It can't belong to tho coach man," she said; and immcdiately conccal cd mo. From tho bricfglance I had of my new possessor, I did not fccl partic ularly hilarious nt my destiny. Sho was a woman of about thrco and twcnty, with . i n . f.-.i il.l i an nnimaicu iaco. out wiuiai a ccrtuui vivacious boldncss of thc cyc, unplcas- ing to thc sobricty of my constitution. Howcvcr, shc had posscsion ofdiscov- cry. 1 was, to ncr own sausiacuon at east, hcr lawful propcrty. Tho coach stoppcd in a nnrrow dark strcct, oppositc a mean looking dirty house a houso with nll ihe outward indi cations of squalor and disrcputc. I may bo fanciful, but thcro is a physiognomy in houscs nt lcnst such is my bcliof. Suro I am, I havc sccn houscs with n swacccring, hat-a-cock sort of look; whilst othcr habitations havo Bcemcd to squint and leor wickcdly from thc corners of the windows. Tho houso tho coach stopped at was of this kind; my heart fell my new possessor gcntly struck thc inockcr. 'You'll givc mo morc than a shilling?' said tho coachman with nn nf- fectod airof wondcrmcnt. 'A shilling is your honcst faro and as an honcst man you can ask no morc," wns thc fcminino rcply. 'Ilouost man!' muttercd tho coach- ... . ii i -C .1.; man, as u mo woman taincuot snmctmiig altoiicther out of human cxpcricncc. Ycs, honcst man!' answcrcd my now owncr, who continucd to prcss mo closcly undcr her arm, ringing honesty upon cv ery nolo of hcr shrill, quick voico. At lcngth, tho coachman mountcd his box in evident disgust at thc gibberish ho had bccn compcllcd lo hnar, for his doparting growl was 'honesty' with no suplemcnta rv complimcnt to that vcry rcspcctablc virtuo. And hcre you aro ngin, Mrs Cramp!' criod an old withorcd woman, as my new mistrcss cntcred thc houso. .'And I hopc you'vo enjoycd mysclf?' 'Not at all,' answcrcd Mrs Cramp, with uddcn ill-humor. 'Wcll! that is a hitof bcauty!' cxclaim- cd tho old woman, as Mrs Cramp laid mc upon thc table. 'How much did it cost?' Got it at quite abargnin, I may say for ncxt to nothing. And how's your lod gcr, now?' said Mrs Cramp, with an evi dent wtth to withdraw mc as tho subjcct of convcrsnlion. La! what do you think! Wcll.wondcrs will novcr ccaso. It's only hall an hour aftcr you went away, when a gentleman cotnos hcre, and inqliircs about hcr. I thought thcro was some mystcry in that nnln fnr.c of hers. Wcll. whcn hc found out that shc was thc lost shcep hc'd bccn oolting aftcr, ho went on likc mad. IIc told mc il sho got wcll, hc'd marry hor, ladv of hcr and moro than that, putting a goldcn guinea in my hand ho told mc to let her want for nothing. Ilero Mrs Cramp drcw herself tlp, say- ing'Mrs Crumpct I know I was right Ihough I ncvcr clopt my cycs upon hcr I kncw sho couldu't bc nny bcttcr than shc should bc' Well, wcll, we'vc all ourlittlo fatilts," said thc charitablo Mrs Crumpct. But I hav'nt told you all. Bosidcs thc guinca, thc gentleman went away and in his own ... . .. ... . pockets brought back two botties oi wine nnd told me not to sparc it, for thcrc was plcnty morc whero that camo troni. ao my dear Mrs Cramp; uc'll tako a little glass, just to drink thc poor thing's hcalth.' 'I havc no objcction to wish ihp goniic man hcalth j but as for your lodgor, wo don't know who's who,' said Mrs Cramp. Oh. sho's a swcct little pigcon,' cried thc bencvolent Mrs Crumpct; anc' hcr face shown likc new gold. Tho Wirie wns produccd; tho glasses fillcd.whcn n. knock at thc strcct door callcd tho landlady from tho room. In n momont sho rcturncd 'It'a only Bccky; but sho says Mr Cramp won't bc pncified with any lics thoy can lcll him ho's doing nothing but ticrcam ing for you.' 'Wcll, wcll, ho can't last forcver,' was thc sclf-cotnfortiiig answcr of tho wife. Shc then took tho glnss, nnd sajing, 'Ilcro's tho gcritlernan'a hoalth, whocvcr ho is ciilpticd it. 'Wcll, I supposo likc tho girl in tllc play, I must tnkc oh" iny fincry and bo Cindcrella again,' said Mro Cramp, nnd shc rocc to lcavo thc room. 'You'll find cvery thing as you left it,' said Crumpct, who during her mistrcss's abscncc callcd in Bccky, and glonfied hcr with half a glass of wine. 'I stlpposo you dou't gct much of this sort of fitufT with your mastcr?' said Mrs Crumpct. Thc girl madc no answcr; but gavo nrncl ancholy shnke of thc head, drank tho wino, and heavcd adcop sigh. 'And has tho old fcllow mndc much of a rumpud?' 'Hc's bcon doing nothing but swcaring und praying thcsc two hodrs,' said Bcchy. 'Well, Providcnce is vcry good,' says Mrs Crumpct; 'ihcrc's ono good thing he's bedrid.' That's thc only blcssing,' said Bccky, 'for wo can havo thc comfort of Bhutliiij all tho doors and lotting him halloo.' Morc convcrsation of this consolatory east tonk place cre tho retnrn oi Mrs Cramp. At lcngth shc entcred thc room , but what a change! Shc had thrown ofl cvery veitigo of hcr fincry, and was drcst with scnrccly morc pretentsion thar. thc smutch faccd blowsy maid-of-all-work who had comc to fetch her. 'You'll takc carcof tho things and ofthat parlicular ly,' said Mrs Cramp, pointing mo out to Mrs Crumpct. 'Likc the npplcs of my oye3,' answcrcd thc landlady with cmphasia. Shc thcn took tho candle, nnd preccdcd hcr visil- crtotlio strect uoor. 'Uoou niclit my dcnr Mrs Cramp, let us hopo for huppicr days.' 'Ycs! Iie can't last long,' agnin rcpcat- cd Mrs Cramp; and lightened by such comfort, I hcard her trip quickly past thc window, followed by Bccky. Mrs Crump ct rcturncd to thc parlor, and setting her self at tho tablo, whcrcon was still tho wine, divided hcr admiration betwcen thc boltlc and mysclf. 'Wcll, they ought to blc33 thcir stars as arc born to such things,' said Mrs Crumpct; her hcart cv- idcntly softcning under vinous influencc Sho continucd to soliloquizc. 'Hu! with such fino fcathcrs, what n fino. bird I should havc been? And now tho Lord lclpme! I Icts lodgings to all sorts.' Thcn, for solacc, did Mrs Crumpct again address hersclfto tho wino, which still in- creascd its kindly cperntion. Sho tool: mc from tho tablo; sliook me; blcw thro' mc; and thcn hegnn to hum the songs of ier youth. For some minutcs sho said nothing; but suro 1 am hor brain was bu sy wilh the past; with tho glowiug radi cnt hnpes which had fadcd into leaden- colorcd roalitics; for aftcr a time, shc droppcd mo upon the tablc.and in a deep crkcy cxclaimcd oonfidently to herself and now I lcts lodgings!' At lcngth, Mrs Crumpet rosc, nnd placing tho boitlo afTectionatcly undcr onc arm, shc carried me,a vine-glass,antl a candle-stick from thc room, wilh, as I soon perceived, thc intcniion of ascending thc slairs. This operation, nfter somo difficulty, bIic cflcctcd; and in due seasoh I arrivcd nt the door of one of thc gar rcts. As Mrs Cumpet opcncd the door 1 know not how it wns bnt tho candle fell from hcr hand, and was cxtinguishcd With wondcrful prcscncc of miud I might cvcn say with an intuitivo instinci Mrs Crumpet lteld fast thc bottlo. 'Wlio'a there?' cried a low.gcntto voicc tho voicc of sufl'ering. Instantly I rc- cognizcdit; a tremor thrilled mc. It was thc little feathcr drcsscr, Palty Butlcr. Who's there?' again shc nsked, in dark ncss. They romakc such candles now!' cried Mrs Crumpct; and shcgroped for thc lost trcasurc, which, with somo difiiculty, the rcgaincd. lluro, howcvcr, beun a dilli culty. Mrs Crumpet cndeavorcd to striko n light; but by some accident ncith- er flint nor etccl would mcet. Somctimos thc stono jnggcd onc sct of tlio strikcr'c knucklcs sonictimcs tho steel tho otnev And thus Mrs Crumpet sat and struck.and struck but no spark camc! Oh, wine wine Bacchns Bacchus! Ilero in a vrctchcd garrct, with an old crono ofa landlady, was thy snbtle wick cdnnss mado manifest! Ilow oficn docs cxccss of wino prcvcnt thc spark that might othcrwiso havo east its radicnce far around! How oflenhas tho genius.drcnch ed witli grapo, donc nought, whcn work ing hnrd to scintillatc, but blindly strko his owi knucklcs! Thc fnin must havc comc in upon tho Tinder,' said Mrs Crumpct, 'and moro than that l'vo cut my ftngers a!l to mince-, fnca't. Well, wcll; pcoplo at my timo of lifc oughtn't to lo nothing. O dear,' sho cried in despair 'tho flints they mako now-a-daws!'