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THOMAS OLLIVE MABBOTT
NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
AID ADDISON CtfUITY DIMOCRAT
I. P. WHEELER FuBUSHEit. PRINGIPLES PREERAELE TO SPOILS. ' EPIIRAIM MAXHAM, Emion.
VODUMEIIL MIDDLEBURY, &jfffTEMBER 18, 1838. WUMBER 19.
TEIIMS.
To maU and village subscribers, 2,00 per an
num, if paid within the year 2,50 payable af
ter the close of tlie volume.
A liberal deduction made to Companies.
No paper discontinued till all arrearages are
paid, unless at the option of the publisher.
Cj Advertisements conspicuously iuserted
on reasonable terms and continued till fo.bid
unless accompanied by direciions.
Not always i it that woman is asie ,to fling off
the stain which tlie envious or maucious.aucmpt
to fasten upon her; not otten does-tne uninter
rupted sunshine of confidence,return'.J3pon Jhat
"paih bvef which the dark clouds "of dbubt and
suspiciort have "once passed. Not ahvays can
conscious innocence bear up the feeling and sen-
sitive heart agoinst the rude assault and poison
ed arrows of the calumnialor. I have sccn a
young and beautiful girl sink under the injurious
impressions and unfoundcd imputatiuns oi' those
who prolVssud to be, and who ought to have been
her friends. I have always notice I that wlien a
coterie ofwomen opcn in full cry upon a female,
with the intention of hunting her down, that in
all probabiliiy ii was because she was more biau
tiful thar. themselves, and therefore likely to be a
formidable rival. or else, being more pure-hcarted
and unsuspecting, had never found occasion to
fetter down the fine feelinss of youth and inno
cence, under the cold and heartless forms of
prudery and .lTectauon.
on a vcry reputable account ; for John Fust, or will be herc in the courst; of a, week, you will
Faustus, of Mentz, in Germany, was the first in- (ave an opportunity ostiidying their respect.
ventor of the art of printim. which art so sur-; .!. i,i0 fnr vnnSi!'
prised the world that they ihousht liirn a coniur-
cr, and ca'Ied him Dr. Faustus, and his art the
blaek art. As he kept a constant succession of
uoys to run orrands, wlio were always very black,
some of whom being raised to be his apprentices,
and afteiwardi raising themselves in the world,
he was very properly said to have raised many a
devil.
A Childs Funeral. It is the most touching
of sights, the burial of a little creature. which
thuts its cyes as soon as theglories of eartli open
to its view, without havirig known the parents
whose teariul cyes are gazing nn it ; which has
been beloved without loviug in return ; whose
tonguc is silenceii belore it his spouen; whose
lealures stmen hclore thev have smiied.
The Lebanon Morning Star, one ofitherrTosf
influential German papers in Pennsylvamajbas
puneu oown ine bud.i reasury iiag;
me natnc ot uavicr-li. forter. .uoi
he louutf rallymg under th
1 i fta'
Wagoner.
pu
uiwt. i 'm-'
From tbc Southrro Literary Slcsecnger.
THE GAME OF C1IESS.
By thc Author of 4 Tlie Coltage in the Glen,'
' Sensibiliti,' 'Loosing and Yinning' 'Fash
ionalle and Unfashionable Wijc,' J-c.
Chinesd Coroxaticn. At the coronation of
the cinperors of Chh'a, it is customaiy to pre-sent
them with several snrt? of marble of diiferent
colors, with addrcsies to this urpose. ' Choose.
mighty sir, under w: ieh of these stones your
pleasure is, tliat we shouhl lay your bones.'
Tlie object f thux bringing him patterns of Jiis
gravestonc, is, tliat the prosper.t of deatii tnay
coniain h s thoughts wittiin the d e bounds df
modesty and inodeiation, in the midst of his
new lionois.
Old Itolle was so delighted with the conde
scensioa of the Q.uecn in rising to rcccive him
after the accident that happened on his approacli
to do liomae, that he openly exclaimed, in the
prcsence of Lady Llolle, that it wtmid certainly
add twenty years at least to his life. ' Twenty
Vonrs!' tl'.undercd the 1 dy, 'are you mad, John
Loid R'-iile. to teaze mc in thii way I' Hu lord
ship niad j no reply. blnjf. pa.
.Jl new arilcle of JJ'c. M. Favand, a French
missionury, states that, during his late residence
in Chtaa, lie often cat the chrysalis of the silk-
vvorm, and found it t ce botli zood and wliole-
some. It is tnuch u .ed there by persons in a
delicate btate of hc.iltii. Afler the coeoons are
spun tlie chrysa'.es are fiied, in or ler that the
watery parts uiay be quile diseharged ; and on
h;in stripped of their cjvcring, pr&cnt a yellow
appearance, like the spawn of tlie carp. They
are then fried with butter, Kre'a-:c, cr oil, and sit
terwards put into brotls. Whe.i they have .boil
ed five or tt-n minutes they are crushcd with a
sp.ion, care being takcn to stir thcm up, so that
nothini adheres to the bottom of the vessel.
The yolks of eigs beaten up, in the prcportion
of three for every hundred clirysales, are tlien
poured ovei them, and Jhe finest gold-colored
cream of the most cxquisite tabte is thus obtain-cd.
CONUNDRU1IS.
Why are the crews of the exploring expediiion
temperance men? Uecause they are not likely
to get half-seas-ovcr.
VVhy is Grahain bread like a pnpular song?
iiecause it is ' Loming Ihrnuirh the rye.
' I can sarccly beiieve my scnses,' said Mr.
Clmunccy, as he was one morning sitting with
Mrs. Atkins ; 4 1 ran scarcely believo my son
ses, when I scc mv o!d class i ate, whom I loft
just out of college. and my lifle frzcnd, Susan
Jjfigli, wliom I found sit'ing on her fathers
knce, when 1 callcd to take lcave before my do
partuie into Europe now married setlled
establibhed in life ! It sccms imnossible! 1
have always thonght of you ns a child !'
Mrs. Atkins smiled. ' Vou forgot that wo
are all six ycnrs older than when you left us ;.
and periiaps vou forgci.too.tliat I was the voung-
cst chi:d, and liad the privilegc of setting on my
fathcr's knee much longerthan daughters are
wont to do. You and (Jharles are about the
same age, and I am but five years my husbnnd's
junior. iio you leel too young to nrirry 7
O no, I am nowsix-and. twenty oneyear
your liuslKini! s senior; and now that my wan
deiingsare over, I shoidd rcally like to rnarry
soon, oould I find a uoman i)ossessin: those
qualit ies I wish in a wife, who wouid uuitc her
late with minc.
' I conclude your tasto has been fastidious,
from your observation of bcauty and accom
plishmcnts in Europe,' said Mrs. Atkins.'
' No not cxactly so but from close obscr
vatio'i of domestic life, I dcsign to bc guided
by judgmcnt rathur than fancy, in my choicc ;
and sinrerely hopc that I shall never be so much j
it : l l .i. -!. . .r. . ... - . i
Ki:.:im;t:i uv mu Ciuirjiii' OMiiiiy onb, ciS 0 a
unable to form a correct opinion of her rcal
charactcr '
' You will not find it particularly casy to fall
in love designcd-'y,'' said Mrs. Atkins, laughing,
nor to savo yourself from falling in love, by
t!:o ffForts of reason and judgment. Of one
thing, however, your remark has satisfied me
at prccnt you are complelely heart-whole.'
' That is certainly true ; and it is equally
truo that I am perf-ctly willing to fall in love
wiih tl.; first lady I mcct, with whom there is a
reasonable hope of living happily.'
' You rcally contempIaJo the subject with the
most enviable cooness,' said Mrs Atkins, again
laughing. I do not recollect to have heard
any young gentleman talk of love and matri
inony witii such perfect calmness and self-pos-session.
IIow charniing it will be, shotiltl the
lady of your choiceexeicise as rnuch judgment,
and hae as little onthr.sr.sm as voursvlf! Tru-
!y. no'.liing '.vould be Hkcly to dis'.urb 'the eyen
tenor of your wny !' '
' It is vcrv possiblc to talk o: firc without
growing wann,' said M r. Chauncny, smilini.
i'ut seriously, I hope to love my wife, should I
ever marry, with mv wholc soul. hat nns-
After a few mFnutesthotighful silence, Mr.
Chauncey said 4'
'No, Mrs. Atkins, r.jhink I shall not bo fas
tidious ; I slmll be nble :overlook imperfec
tions in my wife, as I hof.jj she wouid be willing
to do in me. Qualities and acquirements
which many might deem'indispcnsible, I could
dispense with ; but thetoib one quality that I
considcr of primary imporlance and next to
rofcnd firm principleSjNtt is what 1 shali
in my choice. -
U will lorgive nve ir i JJb not answer that
on. 1. wish to observe and judgc tor my.
and shall be more likciy to iudjre correct-
ly, if it is no. known for what I am Iookmg.
'Woll,' said Mrs. Atkin 'you appear very
moderate and reasonable in your demands
and yet, wero I an unmarricd lady, I should be
more afraid of you than of any young gentle-
man I havc seen. Really, you are so cahn, j
and rcasonalle, and scrutinizing, as to be quite I
terrifying. Givc me the Tcature of impulse .
of passion, ot enthusiasm, who will be too
much carried away with his own feelings to in
vestignte my charactcr too nicely ; whose
warm imagination will clotiie mo iu irtues
and nttractioM af its own rosy hues. Surely,'
s!ie addcd, aftcr a momcntary piuse, 'surely,
had Charlcs been of your temperament, 1 should
never have known the hapsiness of being his
wife !' :
One day, about a week after the prcccding
conversation had takcn placc, Mrs. Atkins was
seated in her parlor with two friends, who had
arrived a day or two before, when Miss Lcigh,
raisins her cos from the work that was in her
iiand to an oppositc window, inquircd who that
elegant looking man was, conversing with a la
dy, on the othcr side of thcstrcct.
'That ?'said Mrs. Atkins, advancing to the
window 'that is Mr. Chauncey, one of Charles'
old friends.'
'Horcc Cliaunccy, who rccently rcturned
from Europe V askcd Miss Lt'igh.
Thesame,' answered Mrs. Atkins. 'He
will give us a call, prese:aly, I darc say, as he
comes here very oftcn.' " w
Before Mr. Chauncey arrives, thero is just
timo to skctch a hasty outlinc of the portraits
of the two young ladies. Miss Lcigh was tall,
weli made and commanding in her person.
Her facc was brilliant, .villi black eycs, and
dark huir, butralher ualc than otherwise, cx-
Atkins. 'It is not everv dav we meet with those
who ate equally so.'
Mr. Atkins had not oftenbeen at home when
his friend was at his house, but Mr.Chauncey'9
remark led him to notice Miss Eustace partic
ularly whcnover ho witnesscd their succeeding
interviews. One cvening Mr. Chauncey was
with them.'and Mr. Atkins ehanced to be seated
apart from his wife, her cousin, and Mr.Chaun
cey, who were, as usual, in the full tice of con
versation, when Miss Eustace, on rising to
leave the room, passed near him. Hej caught
her hand.and drawing her towards him, said in
ajlbwttqnej-.
Foice!?isaid Miss Eustace."--..
OMarn' fflad vou have not lost it but whv
nave-you not spoKen tor tnese two hours i
'And hav'c I not?' asked Miss Eustace.
'ScarccIyV answered Mr. Atkins.
Then I suppose it was because I had nothing
to say said the smiling girl.
'But you are not usually so silent,' remarkcd
Mr. Atkins.
'Pcrhaps it wouid be bctter if I were. But
truly, though you may doubt il, there are times
when I had much rathor listen than talk.'
'Espccially when my friend Morace is exert
ing his colloquial powers ! hey?'
'Just as you please, sir,' "said Miss Eustace,
again smiling, but with some little cmbarrass
menl, and withdrawing her hand, sho lcft the
room.
Mr. Chauncey did profit by tho invitation of
Mrs. Atkins, to visit her very freqnentiy. Miss
Ei.tacc interested him. Ile loved, when not
too much engrossed in conversation himself. to
watch the bright, the checrful, the intellcctual,
the ever varying cxpression of hercountenance.
Ilcr eyes seemed fountainsof light, and love,
and happincss, and the dimples about her mouih
and cheeks, tho very abode of joy and content.
There was something about her to sootlie and
cxbilarateat the samc time. But Mis. Icigh
soon awakencd in him a deeper, a more en
grossing intcrest. Her talents, which were
neither concealed nor displayed, cornmanded
his admiration, her cornpassionate feelings and
elevatcd principles won his esteem ; so that
scarcely three wceks had clapsed from the
commonccmcnt of his acquaintance with her,
erc he was more sedulously aiming to lcarn how
he might render himself acceptable tohe, than
to asccrtain whether the indispensalh quulily
for a good wife, was a component part of her
character.
Onefine morning, Mt and Mrs. xVtkins, Mr,
'1 1 .t. .11 1:
ji.-' Ht-Mjfti -d.'-rrqe of escite j Chatiucey and the younIadjes, wereto go oui
iss EustafcSPaSilitr Uclow the mo. j o1' horsibaJk. " Tii lifew fcr..50r vrdro -zJy
d waitmg in tho parlor wlien tho two latter
me from their chamber.
'You have very bccoming riding caps, young
lies,' said Mr. Atkins, but I think ncithor of
Whv was Keokuck like the head of the firccr o w one wmi sucii aiscorclant qualities,
denaitment? Because he was the chief lndian I :is WOUI(J ftcrnately lcindle and qucnch the
here (chief cnzinccr.
) ; fiame of aiTection ! Tiin heart must soon with
Why do tiglit boots lcad to intemperancc? :cr under such a process! It is my full belief,
uecauae a man is iikciv 10 get cornea aiitr 11. f tnat
Why is the president of the Uuitcd States
like the hind foot of a horse? Because he fol
loics in the foolsleps of his predecessor.
Why is the face of a dandy like a mattress?
Be;nuse it is stuOTcd with the best curled hair.
JV. Y. Mirror.
'L'hvmen et ses liens
Sont le plusgrands ou des mauxou des biens,5
and 1 wouid therefore uso circumspection in a
. matter ot so mucli consequence. Liet me rath-
a doubt whether the society of my wife will in-
Counsel ron Ladies. Let everv married wo- crease or dimmish my happiness ! Should mv
man be persuaded that there are two ways of heart ever be warmed to love,' he added, whiie
governing a fjmily. The first is, by the express-, his eves bcamed in a manner that showed.how
lon of that which threatens torce. The second ' deeply he could love 'Should my hearteever.
iiJ '.'7,f""'-' " ' r be warmed to love, may its fire be unceas niy
will yield. Over the mmd of the husband. a r , . m i !, 1 .1 . r jT-j
wife should never e.nploy any other power than d J-v the sam,e 8c,,,,.e ',and 'h.at, f,rsr,ndI
genlleness. When a woman accusioms herself the flame aD.d ma 11 h"rn ,bg'tcrand clear-
to say, "Iuill." shc deserves to lose her empire. unt, ,ost ,nih,atl wcrld' llle onI.v element of
Avoid contradicting your husband. When we which is love ,1 May my wife be a gentle spir-
smell a rose, we expect to inibibe the sweetness it to accompany mc in the path to heaven, and
of its odor so we look for every thing amiable lure mc back :o it if tempted to stray and
in woman. Whoeveris often contradicted, feels ' no! a seouriro to drive me thither as thn nnlv
: :ui - r .u ...1 ; . e . .... v
trauicis, wnicn gains strengin oy iiine. mpioy ; .YnlI ... soipmn. yi. r.U.
' placc ot rcluge trom hcrselt !
iiuuoliiuiu uuaiis. (r till vuui I i if i . 1 - , i , i
tli.t-Q ni o k rrhap " "
vourself in
husbami connles to you
portance, and not give youi advice till he asks it.
Never take upon yourself to be a censor of your
husban'd's morals, to read lecturcs to him. Let
your preacbing be a good example. Practice
virtue yourself, to make him in love with it.
Command his attention, by being always atten
tive to him. Never cxact any thing, and you
will obtain much. Ladies Garland.
PtiNTEit's Devils. There are two accounts
of the origin of this title. One of them says
there was one Mons. Leville, or D'ville, who
came over with William the Conqueror. in com
pany with De Lounc, De Vau, De Val, De Ash
wood, De Utfinc, &c. A descendent of this
Monsieur Deville, in the direct line, was takcn
by the famous Caxton, in 1471; who proving
very expert, became afterwards his apprentice,
and in time an eminent printer; from him the
orders of printcrs' Devilles, or devils, took their
names. The othei account says, if they took it
from infernal devils, it was not because they
were messengers frequently sent in darkness,
and appeating as icoffers wouid suggest, but up-
for a wife
so frce from human imperfections, so angelic,
that I am almost afraid to tell you that I am ex
pecting a visit from two of my young friends,
with one or the o'hcr of whom I had hoped you
wouid be plcased.'
'I do not expect frcedom from human imper
fections, Mrs, Atkins ; but 1 do hopc for free
dom from gross defects. But who are these
friends of whom you speak V
The eldest, who is not far from my nge, is
my cou3in, Augusta Leigh and tho other is
Abby Eustace, my fa-orite school friend, who
is two years younger.'
'And can you tell mo nothing conceming
them but their names and ages V asked Mr.
Chauncey.
'No positively, I will tell you nothing else,
exccpt that either of thcm is pretty enough for
a man who does not make bcauty his first rc
quisile in a wife ; and each has fortune enough
for one who does not niarry expressly for mon
cy. This is all I will tell you : but aa they
meut. 31 iss
dium statutc of womcu.boautifully foimed, and
the most checrful, happy looking creature in the
world. Uereyes. shaacd uy long stricken
lashes, were of indefinable color, and were dark
or light, as intellect and feelings were awaken
cd or lay quict. Her face was biooming : yct
the color was so eonstan.!) dianging its shade,
tliat it sccmcd but the a'tendaut on a heart
'aliyo to every touch of joy or woe.'
Mrs. Atkins was right. In a few- minutos
Mr. Chauncey came in, and was made acquain
ted with the young ladies. When Miss Lcigh's
name was mcntioncd, sho calmly raised her
eyes. and answered her civilitics wiih the self
posscssion that is common to weli bred young
ladies. on being made known to a stranger ;
but when .Miss Eustace's turn came, her color
was heightcned to a burning glow, and a slight
and rathertremulous curtesy, was theouiy an.
s'.vo r she made to tho few words of compli-
mcnt he uttcrcd. 'llasUie fo.-go'ten V thought
siie, as she resumed her seat 'Can he have for
golten ?'
Mr. Chauncey Icngthcncd his visit to ncarly
an hour, but ilifierred not materially from other
visits of a simiiar kir.d. The conversation
was of a general and desultory charactcr, and
carried on in a lively manner by Mrs, A'kins.
Mr. Chauncey, and Miss Lcigh Miss Eustace
never uttered a word exccpt when directly ad
dressed. On taking leave, Mr. Chauncey
promised to profit by the invitation of Mrs.
Atkins, to visit them vcrv trenuently. 110 was
ladies, said mr. Atkins, but 1 think ncithor of
you have put them on quite right. Come Ab
by,' he added playfully, let mc adjust yours
more to my mind.'
'O, do,' said Miss Eustace, holding up her
bloomin'r face: 'make me lookas nrettvas vou
possibly can.'
'There,' said Mr. Atkins, after drawing the
capo a little more on the one side; 'I will leave
ii to the company if that is not a grcat imnrove
ment. Now, Augusta, let mc try my hand at
yours.'
'No, thank you, sir,' said Miss Leigh, eleva
ting her head, while her color was somewhat
heightcned 'I will wear mycap according to
my own taste this morning, if you please.'
' O, I beg a thousand pardons for mv pre-
sumption,' said Mr. Atkins 'vour tastc is cer
tainly much more correct than mine I rcally
bog vour pardon.'
Miss Leigh made no reply, but gae her
hand to Mr. Chauncey, who was waiting to re
ccivc it, and the little party immediately started
011 their excursion. For awhile they were all
railier siient, and seemed entirely engrossed ir.
the management of their horses; but tho weath
was charminji their e.xcrciseexhilaraling; and
ere lonjx each one was cnioyinjc a 5ne fiow of
of spirits. They rode several miles, and on
their return home encountered a company of
i:.-n.. S r ...-a. . : 1.:- 1 Irish neonle, men, and children. Thev lookcd
wish to become reallv acauainled with those way-worn and weary; and the faccs of some of
vounn ladies hc met, in whom there was noth- "ie children even wore an expression ot anxiety
ing which from the first momcnt told him that
an union with them was impossible. The two
friends of Mrs. Atkins were certainly not of
.this number. and his study of.their characters
became deeply interesting: that of Miss Leigh,
oecause sne nau a grcaueai 01 cnaracier , was(
free, enlertaining, and cvcn fascinating in con
versation, with a heart overflowing with kindly
feelings, and a head filled with noble sentiments
t in1 rInrocinn. nq if thpv fplt nll ihf fnrrr nf
UMU "--'-"I "J
the friendlessnes, the helplessness ofstrangersi
in a strange land. Mr. Atkins and his friends
stopped to talk to them a few minutes, and be- (
stowcharity according to each one's ability or
inchnation,.and then rodcon.
- 'O, M r. Chauncey,' said M iss Leigh, in a lo w
tone, after riding a little way in silence, ' what
pitiable objects those people were! As good
and independent thought ; that of Miss Eus- . "ature, and unaouutemy, some ot tne.n, at
tace, because hn had lo judL-e bv her counte- least, much more amiable in disposition than
tenancc, as she was extremelv retiring and tac , myself why ,, ,t there is so vast a difierence
iturn when he was present. Her face, however, . n ou!; 'ots? How 13 ,l ,tI'at can ever be un-
was vcrv dull studv : tbrof her. if of any one, . graleIul .r pervcrse, w, ue 11 us oisunguisneu
it micht nerhans have been said 'her bodv . b-Y unnumbercd blessmgs!
thoucht ; and occasionallv. when he m
Her tone was that
uuuy 1 -
ict her 'f l'ie decpest sympathy and humility, anJ her
cve, there was a flash aeross his memory of
something he had long before seen, or felt, or
dreamcd an undefinable sensation of pleasure,
but too evanescent to be caught or retained.
1 How do you like Susan's guests, Horace V
tlr. Atkins inquircd one day, after Mr.Chaun-
cey had seen them a numbcr of times.
' How am I to form an opinion of Miss Eus
ace?' asked Chauncey. 'Shcindeed 7ooksc
ry much alivc, but never utters a word when
she can avoid it.'
How!' said Mr. Atkins. 'I have never dis
covered that sho is cot as conversable and cn
tertaining as Augusta, and f.ir more plajful.'
'Indeed !' said Mr. Chauncey. But it has
certainly not been so when I have met them.
eyes were swimming in tcars as she spoke
Had Mr. Chauncey uttered the thought of his
heart, he wouid have told her that she was tho
most amiable, tho most lovely, the most deserv
ing among the wholc family of man ! And his
eyes did utter it, so far as eyes are capablc of
utterance, though his tongue only spoke of tho
vast disparity that Iufiuite Wisdom sces best to
make in the outward circumstances of his crea
tures in this wor'd. When about to take leave
at Mr. Atkins' door, Mr. Chauncoy received a
pressing invitation to return to take tea, and
spend the eveuing an inritation hs promptly
accepted.
At an early hourin the evening Mr. Chaun
cey was seated amid his circle of friends in Mrs.
Atkins parlor. Before tea was brought in, and
I think Miss Leich to be peculiarly brilliant.kwhile at the table, conversation flowed as usual;
and pleasing in conversation. She appears to and it was conversation the cxcrcise of the
be a fine a noble girl.' mind tho collision of wit the interchange of
'They are both fine, noblo girls,' said Mr. opinion the expression of sentiments ; and
not the idle as-d frivolous chitehat, nor of tho
mischievous and envenomed gossip that is
somctimes so miscalled. After the tea things
were removed, and the ladies had settled them
selveato their several employmcnts, Mr.Chaun
cey's voice was richand mellow, his intonation3
And emphasis perfect; so that whatever he read
produced the full cfiect that the author intendeu
His present little auditory paid him the compli
ment of the most profaund silence, till ho had
finished the tale and closed the volume.
That is a faultless storv.' said Mr. Atkins.
uo you uot think so !' All exeept Miss Kus
tape, expressed their approbation of it in warrriy
iqrms. tne rejtaineu silent. -
" What says m$ Uttle Abby to it-?' said Mr."
Atkins. ' Do you dissent from the common
opinion ?
' I think it highly interesting and instfuctire,'
Miss Eustace replicd, ' but not faultless.'
Pray point out thc faults,' said Mr. Atkins.
' Let us have the benefit 01 your cntique upon
Miss Eustace blushed, and begged to bo ex
cused. iJlie was sorry she had expressed any
feelinft of disapnrobation. But Mr. Atkins
persisted that slie should point out tho defects
shc discovcred, in which he was joined by tho
rcst of the circle. Blushing still more deeply,
Miss Eustace said
' Clara could not have felt truc friendship for
Elcanor, or shc wouid not havo manifestod such
indelicate joy, when the latter was proved so
basc.'
'Clara's own explanation, that sho had a dear
er friend, at whose escape shc rejoiced, was a
sufiicicnt apology.'
This opinion though difierently expressed,
was uttored by ovcry ono at tha same moment;
Mr. Chauncey excepted.
That, as I think, is another dofect,' said
Miss Eustace. ' Was there no indelicacy in
her permitting that dearer friend to seo that
she loved him, and calculated on the ofFer of
his hand, uhile hc yet had made no ddc&falion
of attachment to her '
' Her amiable sincerity wouid atone for that
fault, if it could ba called a fault,' saicl 3Ir.
Atkins.
' Ilardly I think,' said Miss Eustace. I al
ways was sorry the passage was vrrittcn, es
pecially as it was written by a woman, and havo
eyer been inclined lojump it when reading tho
tale. 1 like not that female dclicacy should bo
sicrificed, cvon at the shrine of sincerity.
Qut Mrs. Opic not unfrequently sins against
the tnorc refined asd retiring dolicacy qf her
ZZZ. if, - - j . .s
' In what other instance do you think sho hat
donc it Mis Euataco ?' asked Mr. Chauncoy.
'O, in many,' Miss Eustace replied. 'And
one w!io understands thc true female character,
ar.d who will rcad hcr works carefully, will ca
sjly iletcct thoaj.'
' O, name them nante them, Abby,' gaid
Mr. Atkins.
4 Yc, name some other," said Mrs. Atkins.
4 There is one iti Jladalino' that now occurs
to mo,' said jliss Eustace, 4 that struck mc aa
groisly indelicate ; and, indeed. not true to na
ture. iludalinc aay of hrrself 'that she sanjr
louder than usual one evcnin2 when she sun.
poird that Falconer was listcning behind tho
hedco. that he might hear hcr.'
4 Was that falie to nature as well as indeli
cate, Abby.7' asked Mr. Atkins.
Coloring mo';1 highly than ever, whila her
silkcn lashes fell over her cyes, as if to conceal
their deep cxpression, she replied
' I should have supposed that the idea of the
pro.ximity of oue so dear to her, under such
circumstances, wouid have rendered it impos
sible for her to sing as loud as usual, if indeed
she could sing at all.'
Mr. Atkins, who waa seated by her, whis
percd iu her ear ' What happy fellow taught
you so much of thc efi'ectof thc tender passion,
Abby?'
This question covered her wholc face and
neck with a glow of carmine ; but in a low and
somewhat tremulous tone, sho said
' May not instinct teach a woman how sho
should probably bc afFected under such circum
stances V
' Possibly, said Mr. Atkins, ' but for all that
I do suspect you most grieviously.'
All the little party continued to converse in
the most animated manner, iliiss Eustace ex.
ceptcd. She was making a feather screen for
Mra. Atkins, and sho now applied herself to
her work with the moat pcrevenng dihgenco
and in perfect silence.
4 Do let us hear the sound of your voice again,
Abby,' said Mr Atkins in an under tone. 4You
have now maintaincd tlie most profound silenco
for more than an hour. Pray speak once again.'
I will,' said .Viss Eustace, 'for I am just go
ing to ask Augusta if my screen will do.'
I cnn tell you that it will,' said Mr. Atkins,
it is very handsomely made"
But Afiss Leigh diHered from him in opin
ion. 4 It is not so pretty as it might be, Abby,'
said she. The difierent colored feathers aro
not so arrangcd aa to produce tho best eflect.'
4 Aro they not,' said iViiss Eustace- I havo
been trying to make it as pretty as possiblc.
' But you are correct, Augusta,' addcd she, af
ter holding the screen in difiercnt points of
view ; 4 it is really a gaudy looking thing. I
will give it to some child who needs a fan, and
will be delighted with its gay colors, and make
another for my friend.'
4 O no, Abby,' said ilJrs. Atkins, ' you shall
not take that trouble.' This is really a hand
some screen.'
So I thought,' said iliiss Eustace, 'until An. .
gusta helped to open my eyes to its glaring de
fects. No, no, I will make another for you.
Should j-ou carry this, it might be thought that
a Suchem had robbed some fair one of his triba
aud laid the spoils at your feet. I Hhould tnko

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