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Tin aet la Iron eon's rv Mr treaeures safe I heap; Aad (hough It's aviaad so highly, T often oar H weep. 1st a leeely folded papa, Aa4 laid away wrtk care. Uaa a little suaay ringlet A cart of gaidea hair. With beauty on.e It vkadrd A fair aad lovely brew, Aad though Usag year, have waated, Methtaka 1 see It bow. Maw'oftu my Inge re pressed ll, Aad twia'd It o'er and o'er, All wet ail, tears af uagaish; smeh leave saa law aa more-. Per i be sagels caate aad eallel him Te Ilea with them above. While my heart was alt e'erlowlug With s mother's earliest lave. Thaa O, bow sad and lonely Was everything to m, Is playthings all were galherad. Vat those t could at see We pat sway aUersale, With Ms Utile easblaaed chslr; Aad my heart. Hie ibem, wa vacant , Vor hope was altherad kMre. t the dark, eold avsrve w laid him, Where the weoptafwtliows beert Aad af Mat lam precious rai r Iialldsal's left ma aaw. I la il straage that 1 ahoald lore It, And laatttU wall arllh t ar". Thi. Httle giotey rtaglei, tkta earl ef gaMae aairt 00 MC TO MK IN MY D&KAM3 bt aaa. a, rassmr ti-V i Oasae la beaaCful dreams, I. ve, Oh, isms to ae eft, Wkeu the light lug. af sltap ta say beeeas lie aefk Ohl eesae when the ess, ta Ike mean's genua light Batte taw on gas ear, Ute the pa lee of the algkl Wbeu the sky and the waft Wear their loveliest alu, When Ike dew's on lha lower Aad the itar ea the dew. Ca sal la aaaaural dreamt, lavs, Ok! earae and we'll l -ray Where Ike whole year Is crowned Wkh the blosaaatt ef M . , - Whers aaohsocod Is as swost As the coe of a dove, Aad the galas are at saA As lha hveathiag af leva; Where 'he beams kiss ike ws us, And the eraei him thebeaeh, And aar im lips may catch The sweat laeaea they leeea. i In beautiful dreams, love, b' some snd aa'llly, Like iwo wlngwd spirlla Of Lave, thro' the skyi WtH aaeeleirtl la hand, Oa our 4 res. wings we'll ge, Where Iae etavllght aad asoouügbl Are bleadiag thalr . Aad aabriglilcUuili we'll linger Tare' loaf, dreamy Bou re. Till leve'e Bogel, aavy Tka Ueareii af ours. from Ike Prairie farmer Tka raldulgal itaru are gleaming, Opaa her silent grave, ww alerpath withoal dreaming, The friend wo cmld not save. The cteadof grief b heeplnc to shadow ea my brew ; Ok, Mams me not tor warping,--I have ae mother sow. Tot not aJoae she Hath . awe aagut child M tksaa ; Ho more for htm she sighed, Per death bath Joined the pair . Together, sweat ly sleepier. Ike lornet trough ; a not for sr'ii.,', 1 have aoBKher bow. Voatertker bow to btces ate, With tare sincere aad true, No mother ta cares m. As she was wont to do. Ne mother I grief a heaping Its elend upon my brow, Oh, Blame me real lor weep. eg. t ft ßocO Stov. THE FIRST ENGLISH PINE APPLE. Most of my readore are probably familiar with the taste which a nice pine-apple has. It is indeed a most delicious fruit, and though it is seldom grown in our own country, cargo upon cargo of this splendid produc tion of a wanner clime arrives in their season. There is a very agreeable story connected with the first attempt to produce the pine-apple upon English soil, which I will relate. Some pine apples had been sent from Holland, aa a present to Charles II., which had greatly delighted that raonarcy. "Why cannot we grow these West Indian fruits as well as the Dutch?" inquired he, after having just partak en of one with groat relish. "It may be done whenever your Majesty pleases," returned Evelyn, who chanced to be present. "But how?" 'Only permit me to consult with" your Majesty's gardener, John Rose, who reasons so pertinently on all things connected with the hortulan profession, and" The King was too impaticntto hear more, and Rose was hastily ordered to appear before, him. The garden er instantly obeyed the summons. He was tall and good-looking, though his features were strongly marked; and, in spite of his English name, he was evidently a Scotchman. He heard all that tho King had to say. and listened to Evelyn's somewhat prosy directions as to the best method of extracting tho crown ofthopino- apple, &c, with a sort, of proud hu mility, but without nttoring a single word. 'Do you think yon shall be able to manage it, Rose?' asked the King. "I will do rav best endeavors,' re- turned the gardener, bowing. "In deed, being, by your Msjesty's grace and favor, advanced tothesupreruest glory of my profession, I should be unworthy of my high station, if I did not do my utmost to meet your Majesty's wishes." The King smiled approbation, and Evelyn and tho gardenor retired to consult further on tho subjoct. "Did you over seo anything like that follow s prido?" exclaimed Ro chester, as soon as the gardener had loft tho room. "He talks of his high station as if ho wore Lord Chancellor at least." lie m n worthy fellow." said the King: like him the better lor hin pride, as it keeps him honest; and I navo but few honest men febötti my COUrt, yOll know Kochest, i "That is l ilt a poor compliment," cried the earl; "but to roturn to Rose, what will your Majesty say, if I can contrive to make him give to mo the pine-apple he is about to grow, instead of sending it to your Majesty 's table?" "Impossible!" cried the King. ' Nothing Is imposnible, said Rochester, "that depends on the weak ness of human naturo. Every man has his price: money will boy some honors others some may lc coaxed some frightened: all that ! nc canary is to know how to touch the right string." "Thou canst do much, Röchest ir. said the King, laughing, "hut this la beyond thy skill. Roso is a proud Scotchman, indifferent n tonmncv, tncnpnhlcj of love ; and insensible to irairie, In cause lie poNSesaes u firm leliefthut nil the honor I could he- stow upon him would he far inferior tohtsmerit. Asto eonxiniror Irii'hten ing him, he is too co! hlooded, and has too little imagination for cither In short, do what thou wilt thott canst no! succeed " "We shall seo," said Rochester. In themeantimo, Evelyn and Rom had entered into deep consultation n to tho manner in which the important ittTitir thev hud undertaken was to he executed In those days of refine ment, it is hardly poaslhlo to conceive the labor that attended growing thai pine apple Hot-houses, stoves, pits, frames, and hark beds were unknown in Knifland tit that period, and even greenhouse had not been longlnvent od. What low greenhouses there were hud opuoiie roots, which were usually thatched Ihr warmth, and the host contrivance that hadheen devis ed for heating thorn was drawing a httle iron waggon, tilled with lighted charcoal, up and down the paths, and even tins wns not sullcivl to leiniiin in the groon house all night; from the helief that the etil avium from the charcoal would he us fatal to plant-. it it was to men. We always iOVe what we have taketv trouble to preserve, and thus it wns tho case with Rose and his pineapple, 'trie very anxiety it cost him for more than two years trave it valuo in his eyes; it seemed almost like a part of himself, and. as it irrcw and nourished, he WM1roud of it, i v a.1 n t r eel necause ne icu it was nt own sui und attention which made it what it was. The flowers appeared and vanish ed, and tho fleshy bracts which con stitute tho IVitit were already begin ntng to swell, whon tho King took it into hi head to viait tho groenhouao in which tho nine-plant wus growing Ho was attended by many ot the ga il lords ami ludies of his court, who a pressed forwards with eager and curious eyes to examine thus new- wonder. Rose's heart swelled with prido aashe heard them express thiv siirpiso and admiration, and he felt still prouder when ho heard tho King jest with Rochester about the fruit. "lou will not suffer yourself to be either coaxed or frightened out of It, will you, Rosef asked the King. "No, that I will not!" cried Rose, somewhat energetical ly, for he felt at that moment a though his singleartn could have defended his valued plant against a whole army. Then obaerv- ing tho King and courtiers look at him with surprise, he attempted to soften his tone, and to remould his speech into tlfe usual forms for an in ferior, when addressing royality. Charles, however, who was never very fond of form, was rather amuäed than offended by the bluntness of his gardener, and he wont away, repeat ing his caution to Rose to take care of the fruit. There was very little need to repeat this injunction; and, indeed, Rose felt almost indignant at its being thought necessary. The King had been quite right in supposing him alike inaccessi ble to fear and bribery, but his Majesty was mistaken in supposing him in sensible to love. Charles had indeed, too seldom come in contact with strong minds to know much of their nature. Accustomed to see honor and princi pal ovcry day saeriiiced to interest, and accustomed himself to sacrifice everything to the whim of the moment he had no idea of firmness arising from anything but obstinacy, and thought self-denial could only proceed from indifferonce. Tho self-denial of Rose was a thing he could scarcoly have been made to comprehend, if it had been explained to him; and, had it been possible to convince him of its truth, he would have regarded the possessor as a monster rather than a man. Rose, however, under his cold ex terior, hid passions stronger than his royal master ever dreamt of. Prido, ambition, love, and even revengo, wore inmates of his breast; but a strong sense of duty kept them all in subjection. Tho objoct of his love was a pretty girl called Agnes, who was of I "cotch parontago like himself and who livod with her old bed-ridden grandmother, her own parents being dead. This old woman was Scotch, and it was ono of her greatest ploasuro to talk with Rose ot Scotland which she remembered with all the fondness with which old people gener ally recall tho scenes whero they have passed thoir youth; whilo Agnes, whodiad boon born in England, stood by and listonod to their conversation. Of courso, so momentous an affair as the growing of tho pino-apple could not pass unnoticed. Tho old woman had heard it spoken of by her neigh bors, and she had so frequently in quired particulars respecting it of Kose himself, that Agncss was weary of hearing it montioned. She did not show this uneasiness, howovcr, to Roso; and he novor suspected it. In fact ho loved Agncss too well not to fancy all her inclinations mustresom hle hi own; und ho often permitted her to enter tho greenhouse, nnd look at his favorite plant, imagining that she must fed as much pleasure at its siirht as ho did. Time rolled on, and the old woman's health declined daily, ller thoughts wore now all centered in her own ap proaching death, and in tho fear of leaving her grand-daughter unprotec ted. Anxious, howovor, as sho was on that score, she hud too much Scotch prudence to wish Roso to marry till sin- was unite certtur that he could maintain a wife; and sho thought that his tardiness in pressing marriage could only proceed from that reason. thus, while sho harped on tlo same string of Agues' unprotected situa tion alter her death, from mo Miing (ill night, and fniucully throuich the irrealer part of the night, with all the garrulity of old ago, she never express ed any wish hut that Rose wore rich enough to marry hor. Agnes was very young, and the respect which she had been taught always to pay to her grandmother, made her sit an undue value upon even i hing that ho tillered, and 1 he iiiei H,aut una ihiints and murmuring which the a . . a . m a . id tl BL W " young girl was compelled to hear had such an elici t, on her imairiuat ion. thut at lat she begun to fancy that money wus tho only thing wuuting to make herself and ovcr one she loved happy. Ill the mean time all t In energies of Roao were directed towards grow ing the pine apple, and he was so ob sorbed in this pursuit, thut ho radier neglected his mistress. His lovo, however, had suffered no abatement, His tardiness in proposing marriage did not ariao, as tho old woman hud supposed, front want of money, but partly from a dislike totakiug Agues from her duteous attendance on her aged relative, and partly from a proud fear of being rejected, lie was much older than Agnes, and though he felt an inward consciousness of his own superiority to uny of tho admirers which hor pretty luce and artless man tiers hud attracted, he was not quite sure of her opinion on tho subjoct. Tho pinu-upulo wus now ripe und Charles had ordered it not to bo sent tilLtho evening before Lady Castle- limine h birthday, as ho wished to present it with his own lunulas early as possible on that day. The wished for evening had arri ved, ami Itose, who had resisted nu tr.erous applications which hud been made to lum toallow dittereiit persons co sou his precious fruit, uulockod tho door himself and gazod ut it growing tor tho last timo. His heart beat with various emotions: he felt proud of hav ing accomplished his task, and happy thut he had overcome all tho difficul ties he hud had to contend with; but yet ho could not help fooling a dogroe ot pain at parting with what had boon the object ol his most anxious cares and constant attention for so mauy months, and he stood for a moment or two irresolute. "This is sheer folly," said ho to him self at length, and going to the plant he seixed the fruit with his hand, and with his knife began to divido the stem. Ho had scarcely begun to do this, when he heard a light stop be hind him; he started, and hastily sev ering tho fruit from the plant, ho tur ned still grasping both it and his ,nife as though prepared to defend it. Tho knife, however, was quickly restored to its sheath when he behold the tear ful fare of Agnes. "My grandmother is dying," sard the trembling girl in an almost inar ticulate voice, "and she has sent me to beg you to come to her immediate- "I will only step to my house to lock up this fruit safely, and I will be with hor immediately." Oh Rose," cried Agnes, "can you think ofthat fruit at such a moment as this? While you are going to your house and returning, she will be dead." Roso stood irresolute "Can you not take the fruit with you?" continued Agnes; "it will be quite as safe in your pocket as if locked up in your house. Ohl do not hesitate, if you love me!" Roso hesitated no longer: he wrap ped the fruit up in some moss, which he had taken with him for that pur pose, and placing it carefully in his pocket, went w ith Agnes to tho cottage, determined, if he found the old woman sensible, to implore her to witness his union with Ler grand-daughter be fore her death. He found tho old woman ill, but not so much so as ho had expected, and as a neighbor was sitting with her, he could not, of course speak of love and marriage The King was expected to arrivo that evening, and as it was probable that he would send for the pine-apple immediately, it was necessary that Rose should be at his post. He accordingly bade adieu to the invalid, promising to return soon, and hoping that, whon he did so, it would be to claim Agnes as his bride. The old woman slept in an inner room; and, as Agnes lighted her lover through the outer apartment, he did not rosist pressing her hand, and whispering a few words expressive of his feelings; but no answering look of lovo beamed from Agnes face; she was pale as death; her eyes looked sunk, and her lips trembled. She could not speak, but she returned the pressure of his hand with a fervor which seemed unnatural in a young and timid girl. Roso looked at her but sho turned away hor head, though not la-tore he saw that her face wore an expression of horror, almost of despair, which tcrriliod him; but, be fore ho could speak, she hastily bade him good night, and returned: to her grand-mother's room. Rose walked home, musing on what had passed, without being able to guess at any explanation of Agnes's conduct. As he wont musing along ho was aroused by a noise of earriago and horses, and he saw passing along the high road past the end of tho Inno tho eqtii pages of tho King and hisoortiors with tho flambeaux of tho outriders shining through the darkness, and all the noise and bustlo which usually attends tho movements of a court. Ho started up at ; he sound, and, has tily recalled to a sense of his duty, he entered a privato lane which led from tho road to his own house. Gloomily, and without any of those roud feelings of satisfaction that he md fell only a fow hours before, ho prepared tho ornamental baskot in which the pine-apple was to bo pre sented to tho King; and when all was ready, ho put his hand in his pocket to take out the fruit; but what was his consternat ion whon ho found that it was not thorol lie felt in all his pockets, emptied thorn, and shook his clothes; but in vain tho pino-apple wus gone. He hurried back to tho lane, and searched w ildly , but with out success. Mo wns almost mad; the thought of tho shamo and disgrace he must undergo - dhe loss of a position n which he prideif hintself tho in- siillinglaugh of the courtiers, thorid- iculcol the King all rushed upon his mind, anil, in a tumult if passions too tierce to be described, he seized his knifo, and was just on the point of ititting an end to his misery and to lis intolerable sense of shame, by dos troy ing hinisell, when Agnos rushed up the lane, and fell exhausted ut his b et Her face was palo, her hairdis- hevelled, and she was panting for breath; hut she hold a parrel In her hand, which Rose instantly recogni- r.od. 'Rlesaings, blossingson youl" eriod he, Myou have found it; you have sa ved mo from despair." Agnes s heart boat violently, so violently that she could not speak; but when her lover continued blessing hor and thanking her, wfth an effort thai seemed to be her last, she ex claimed, ''Don't praise me: I can't hoar itl I stole it from youl" and she fell senseless on the ground. With difficulty Roso raised her, and earriod hor and hi recovered priae into his dwelling. Tho motion revb ved Agues and, falling on her knoos buforu him, sho confesaod that on the prei filing e oning, us she uns return ing from letch i ng water from a spring i man had met her and offered nor a large sum of money if she could get this pine apple; that the man hod as sured her its loss would not injure Roso; on tho contrary, that tho sum of money she would rocoivo would be of the greatest service to him. Hero hor voice fulored, and sho hurriod on to tell how tho man had persuaded her to promise to trv to get tho fruit for him; he had told her what to say and whon to go to hor lover. All had succeeded us the man had prophesied for, indeed, Rose had novor suspected her. But when sho had obtained pos session of tho fruit, and when tho timo drew near at which the man had appointed to come and fetch it, her heart revolted at what she had dono; indoed, she had never known a single moment's peaeo sinco sho had mado tho fatal promise; and sho had now come to give tho fruit back to tell Rose what sho had done, how unwor thy she was, and to bid him adieu, forever. While she spoko and whilo sho was yet sobbing at his feet, Rose gent ly raised her, andoiasping her in hit arms, whispered words of love and comfort in her ear. The astonished girl looked at him through her tears, without being able to comprehend why he did not spurn her from him; for her mind was too innocent to know the feelings she had betrayed, or the transport that hor words had excited in the bosomo of her lover. "Can you then forgive me?" asked she. She read the answer in his eyes; but, before he could speak, they were interrupted by a sunimonsjjfrom the King, for Rose tobring the pine-apple . The court had assembled in all its usual brilliancy, but the King was evidently displeased; for Rochester had been assuring Lady Castlcmaine that he, and not the King, would on the morrow present to her a specimen of the new fruit. "Your Majesty remembers our previous conversation about this pine apple," said Rochester. "Now, I will bet a hundred guineas that I obtain possession of it before your Majes- ty." "I will bet you fire hundred hun dred," said the King, passionately, and ho impetuously desired some ot his attendants to order Rose to bring the pine apple into hiß presence. While tho messenger was gone, the King remained silent and sullen, not replying to any of the gay jests of Rochester. The messenger soon returned with Rose. "Produce the pine-apple," said the King, in a voice of thunder: and Rose presented it kneeling at his Majesty's feet. What words can discribe the effect this simple action produced on the whole assembly, or the feelings which agitated Rochester and his confeder ates! They could not disguise their rage; but as the countenance of Rose yet retained some traces of the emo tions he had gone through, the King perceived that something remained concealed. lie commanded an ex planation; and whon Rose had relat ed the whole story, tho King was so delighted that ho commanded a pic ture to bo made of the scene, at the moment whon Roso presented him with the pine-apple; and a copy of this picture is still in London, in tho room of the Horticultural Society. Of course, Rose and Agnes wero unitod. Their live were long and happy, and they were blessed with numerous children. Roso retained his situation of royal gardonor for many years, and when ho retired from it, it was with a handsome in come to a ploasant place at Branes. He died there; and having left a sum of money to have rosos always plant ed on his gravo, in allusion to his name, (a fancy which wa. in accord ance with tho fashion of the time,) his grave, with its attendant roses, is still to be soon in Barnos churchyard. - eaiat- WHO MABRY AMD HAVE CHI0BZH Hff AMERICA" More than four-sevenths of tho mar ragos in Massachusetts uro among the forcigu born. Why is it? For the most simple of roasons tho foreign born can afford to get married, and tho native born cannot; and this must be, so long as our extravagant modo of life continue. In social life there novor was a people tending to deeper and more distructive social corrup tion and that ia most evident from all tho records of all the courts, and columns of all the newspapers than Americans. Our father used to tell profligacy of Paris; thoir children tell of tho mysteries of New York a city not far behind any in Europe. And making proper allowonooa for siio, how far Is New York ahead of our other cities and towns? Once was tho time w hen a wife was a "help meet;" now in a thousand cases you can change the "meet" to "eat," and make it read more t rut hfnl'y. Wo boast of our system of education; we havo fomalo high schools, foinale colleges, female medical schools, and female heavens. Our girls uro refln ed, learned and wise, thoy can sing, fiance, play pianos, paint, talk French I a I I II .1 A I and Italian, and ail (lie sou languages, write poetry, and love like venuses. They are ready to bo courted at ten years, and can bo taken from school and married at fifteen, and divorced at twenty. They make splondid show on bridal tours, oan coquette and flirt at watering places, and shine like angels at winter parties. lint Heaven bo kind to tho poor wretch that marries in tho fashionable circles What are thoy at washing floors? Oh, we forgot: nobody has bare flowers now now vulgar that would be! What nro they at making broad nnd wiling boef? Why, how thoughtless we are to be sure thoy will board, or have aurwnts. What are thoy at mending old clothes? But thoro wo aro again; the Cushion chunge so often that nobody has old clothe but the rug men und tho paper makers nowl W hat aro thoy at washing babioa faces and pinning up their trousers? And here is our intolerable stupidity once more; having children is loft to the Irish! What lady thinks of having children about her now? Or, If she is so unfortunate, don't sho put thorn to wot nurses to begin with, and boarding school afterwards? We re poat we have come to a point where young mon hesitate and grow old be fore they can decide whether thoy can marry, and afterwards keep clear of bankruptcy and crime. What is the consequences? There are more persons living a single life are there more leading a virtuous life? It is timo for mothers to know that thejextrava ganco they encourage is destructive of tho virtue of thoir children , that all tho foolish expenditures making to rush their daughters to matrimony are, instead of answering that end, tending to distroy tho institution of marriage altogether. An Irishman was cha'lenged to tight a duel but declined on the plea i tiiat ho did not wish to "leave his ould mother an orphan. ' MISCELLANY. A LADT IN THE CARS. On Friday last, April, 3d, I left the city of by the Railroad, sett ing off at half past ten A. M. In tho seat directly in front of mine sat a man of buckish appearance, sandv whiskers, gray mixed surtout, with a slight cane in his hand. In the seat immediately before him was a young lady, handsomely dressed, with a rich fur tippet on, black hat and vail; and as the mirror, near the door, reflected her face I saw that she was handsome. She was reading "John Halifax, Gent.,"' but soon laid it down, and frequently turned her face so as to look out of the window. We had traveled but a few miles before the man leaned forward over the back of her seat, and remarked, "A beautiful day." "Yes, sir, very fine," she replied, with promptness. "I think I have seen you," he said; "have you not come from ?"nam- ing the plaeo where we had all come from ju?t now. "Yes, sir," she said, ' I havo been at the Female Seminary, and am now going home to New-York." They then entered into animated conversation, and rattled on about parties, balls, eloquent preachers, &c, which I heard only when the train camo to a station occasionally, and then they soon spoke in lower tones. Tlje young lady seemed an unsophisti cated, gay, trifling girl of eighteen or twenty. Sho was delighted with ha -ing caught a "beau" as she was trave ling alone. She laughed often, and more loudly than a genteel girl should laugh in the cars; but her spirits wore stirred with the flatteries which the fellow managed often to throw in, and when they had conversed nearly three hours she asked him if ho would not tako a scat with her. He gladly acccpted the invitation, and they now had tho thing very much to them selves. Tho cars were roach ing tho placo whore I was to stop. My anxie ties had been awakened by what I had heard already, for I saw plainly that the scamp was ingratiating him self into the favor of a young woman, who might be compromised, if not ruined. As the train drew up at my station, I heard her ask, "When do yon return from New-York? ' "To-morrow evening," he replied. "I may meet you somewhere in Broadw ay to-morrow," sho said with simplicity. Ho then named to her the hour and placo whero sho could meet him; but I did not hoar tho timo, or the wholo of tho name of the place, but only sufficient to show that the ar rangemenss for a meeting was com pleted. v At this yoint the cars stopped, nnd I left. Kot until after they wero again under way, did I reflect, as I stiould have done, on what I had heard. The assignation was made the moment betöre I rose to come out of the car. I had made no effort to hear what I did bear, but was oc cupied with newspaper rending the j most of tho timo. T - - iL ..: i .. a i rciaieu me eircuiiisianccs io some friends the next day. who advised thnt tho facts should be stated as a warning to parents and teachers, not to send their daughter and pupils without an escort, by our public convey ances. It is novor safe. You muy have all confidence in the character of your children, but who is safe against tho wiles of the tempter? How soon may the prido of your house bo made the victim of some designing scoundrel, who goes nbottt like the devil, seeking whom he may destroy. N. Y. Obnrrvcr. Diiam luiiNKWd Is not such a rare vico. Hut we now and then meet ono of its victims, who uttntcts more than usual attention Tl. other da we encountered nyntingman in thestVeet, and though in the full vigor of years and healthful manhood, from every feature nature flung out her signal light of distress. Die fatal network was already woven on his cheek; hi eyes were highly inflamed, nnd of a fierce, flory red, and his breath stench ing with tho foul and poisonous emu pounds of our rum shops lie would nave sneered pTobobly cursed hud wo nocostod him, nnd whispered, he eare! And yet he i under full head way to degradation and tho gaave Srd. Tho war bot ween nature and loathsome and fatal habit, w ill riot lastlong. Hiayounglil'o iseousiinnng very hour, and his countenance has already lost thut open and fresh look of nobleness, characteristic of sober nnd uncorrupted manhood Young friend! You need not take our word for this. I,ooU in the glass, sir lookin the laf Doyou see what is going on? Aro you blind to the binning imagery of permntiiro, drunk enness? Look yourself in the eye one moment, fiyoudaro, and think. hat a faco for a man of your years to carry! Who gave you auch an appear ancei Poor, pitiful, cringing slave! Slave to rum. The lainduge is wearing in to soul and limb. You go to thegrog hop liko a serf to his task. One who is coining your body, brain, and rop utat ion. into gold, is binding 3-ou iu tho degrading thrall. You are trans forming yourself into a loathsome drunkard, to put money in his pock ets Shi.me! Have you a mother, vong man? If sho is living, do not, by all that i en dearing in that holy name, wound tho heart which has oentered so much of life's happiness in yon. If she is dead, never boa recreant to what she taught you. If you have anything to lovo on eart h; if there is ono to love you, right about fare, and be what is your duty and privilego tobe a man. tr It is said that 30,000 slaves were sold and removed from Virginia I last year, and that 2,000 more escaped. The Model Wife. A pleasent little Florentine story reached me the other day. One of our famons American sculptors, resi ding in that delightful city, whither all tho genius of England seems to tend, was ono day seated in his studio at work on an Apollo for which, by the way, he might stand as a model himself when his attention was at tracted by a tremendous trampling of horses in his courtyard. He looked out the window, and beheld a mag nificent carriage, with out-riders drawn up before his door. Presently a gentleman claimed admission to his studio, and annonnced himself as the Prince di B . He came to give tho sculptor a large commission. His daughter, who had been struck by some statues of tho American that she had seen, wished to sit to him for her bust. She was below in the car riage. Was the sculptor at leisure ? Price was no object all that was necessary was to gratify his daughter, who was an invalid. The sculptor expressed his willing- jiess to begin the work instantly, and the Prince making a sigh to his lack eys from tho window, they proceeded to lift a lovely girl, who seemed about eighteen, out of the carriage, and bore her in their arms carefully up the stairs to the artist s studio. The sculptor could not represshis surprise at this curious mode of locomotion, particularly as the the lady did not bear the slightest trace of illness in her countenanse. The Prince inter preted his glance and replied to it "My daughter has been paralyzed in all her limbs," he said, "for tho last two months. It is a sad thing. She has had all tho medical aid in Flor ence, but without avail." The sculptor looked again at the invalid. Nothing more Doautiful in face or form could havo been dream ed of by Phidias. A face like Cenci's before it was clouded by tho memory of orime, masses of rich lustrous, auburn hair, framing a clear, pale face, with deep blue eyes swimming beneath a fringe of tho silkiest black lashes. Through her delicate muslin robe tho contour of a divinely moul ded form was indicated, and when tho young Signorina cast upon tho sculp tor a rapid glance, soft as starliglit, piercing as eclectric Are, he felt his heart leap with a mysterious presage of Bomo indcfiaablo catastrophe. Sho sat. The sculptor worked at bis model like ono inspired, and a pang struck his heart as the hour for her retiring camo. Tho Prince and his lackeys bore her again down stairs in their arms. Tho earriago door closed on her, tho horses swept through tho galo. Tho sculptor did no more work that day. To-morrow sho was to como again. He lay awake all night dreaming of her. Then he would shudder and say to himself "It is not lovo, but pity that I feel. Sho is a paralytic." "The next day tho samo scene was enacted, with this dim rcneo. Jthat tho prince having soon his daughter seat ed by the artist, excused himself on tho plea of a business engagomont, saying that ho would return iu time to oondtiet his daughter home. Poor girl, although tho sculptor was a mod el of manly beauty, her deplorable condition was, in her father's opinion, a safeguard against nny (langers which might otherwise havo antici pated. He left tho room and drove away in hi carriage. A silence en siled. Tho sculptor ilure not look at his model, but worked away on his day imago without raising his eye. Still in silence. Thon it seemed as if a slight ruffle had tilled the room. A small white bund stole across his mouth, ami a burning kiss wus prin ted on hi forohend. With almost a shriek he leaped to his had, and there with blushes crimsoning her pale ( heck ami alabaster neck, knelt the paralytio girl, with hor oyos implor ing pardon. "I saw you a long timo ago," she suid, (an Italian woman when she loves knows no half mcasuro,) and 1 loved you. My father wa very strict with m' I could not move without being watched. It was impossible for nie to in. . t s .mi or see you. 1 feigned paralysis. For two month 1 have scarcly moved. In his pity for my condition my father relaxed his surveillance of my motions. He gratified every wish, and, as an inva lid, excited no suspicion by desiring to become your sister. I have said thnt I lovo you. If you do not re turn my love I can only die. What answer made the American? We need not enquiro ; only, when the IVinccdi B rolunicil, he found nothing in the study but a clay model of paralytic daughter. Tho original r 1 nowhere to bo found. A lew days allerward, in a small own in Prance, tho Florontino princess sunk hor no bility in the nume of an American culptor. rslHa A 'fast' mun undertook the task of teasing an eccentric preacher: 'do you believe' said he, 'in tho sto ry of tho Fatted Calf?' Yes,' said the preacher. 'Well, then, was it a male or female calf that was killed? 'A female,' replied tho divine. 'How do know that?' 'Because, (looking the interrogator in tho face,) I see that the male is still alive. A daguerreotype taker, a fow .days since, exhibited a likeness of a lady which ho had taken, to her husband und asked him if it was not a very good one. "Very," was tho reply, "and I only wisn my wne wus iikc u sneiu. Friendship is a silent gentleman that makes no parade; the truo heart danoet no hornpipe on the tongue. CtTRIOTJS MODE OP GETrTHG A wTPI. One littleactof politeness will soine- times pave the way to fortune and preferment. The following sketch illustrates this fact: A sailor, roughly garbed was sauntering through the streets of New Orleans, then in a rather damp condition from recent rain and the rise of the tide. Turning the corner of a much frequented alley, he ob served a young lady standing in per- Jlexity, apparently measuring the epth of muddy water between her and the opposite sidewalk with no very satisfied countenance. The sailor paused, for he was a great admirer ofbeauty, andcertainlv the fair face that peeped out from under the little chip hat, snd auburn curls hanging glossy and unconfi ned over her muslin dress, might tempt a curious or admiring glance. Perplex ed, the lady put forth one little foot, when tho gallant sailor with charac teristic impusivenese exclaimed: "That pretty foot, lady, should not be soiled with the filth of this lane; wait for a moment only, and I will make you a path." So, springing past her into a carpen ter's shop opposite, he bargained for a plank board that stood in the door way, and coming back to the smiling girl who was just coquettish enough to accept the services of the handsome young sailor, he bridged the narrow black stream, and she tripped across with a merry "thank you," and a roguish smile, making her eyes dazz ling as they could bo. Alas, our young sailor was perfect ly charmed. What else could make him catch up and shoulder tho plank and follow the little witch through the street to her home; she twice performed the ceremony of "walking the plank," and each time thanking him with one of her eloquent smiles. Presently our young hero saw tho young lady trip up the marble steps of a palace of a house, and disappear within its rosewood entrance; for a full moment he stood looking at the door, and then with a wonderful big sigh turned away, disposed of his draw bridge and wended his path back to Iiis ship. The next day he was astonished by an order of promotion from the cap tain. Poor Jack was speechless with amazement; he had not dreamed of being exalted to the dignity of tho second mate's office on board one of the most splendid ships that sailed out of the port of New Orleans. Ho knew he was competent, for instead of spending his money for amusements visiting theatres and bowling alley on his roturn from sea, he purchased books and became quite a student; but he excepted years to intervene before his ambitious hopes would be realized. His superior officers seemed to look npon him with considerably leniency, and gave him many a fair opportuni ty of gathering maritime knowledge; and in a yoar the handsome, gentle, manly young mate had acquired un usual favor in the eyee of the portly commander. Captain Hume, who had first taken the smart little black eyed follow, with his neat tajpaulin and tidy bundle, as cabin boy. One night, the'oung man, with all teh officers, was nvited to an enter tainment at the captain's house. Ho went, and to his astonishment mounted the identical steps up which twoyears before had tripped tho bright vision ho hod never forgotten. Thump went his brave heart, ashewasushor ed into tho great parlor, and like a, slodge hammer it bout again when Captain Humo introduced his blue ,yed daughtor, with a pleasant smilo, as "tho young ladr once indebted to your politeness for a safe and dry walk home." His eyes were all a hlaze, and his brown cheeks flushed hotly as the noble captain saunten i away, leaving fair (trace Hume at his aide. And in all that asaembiy thero was not so handsome a couple as the gallant sailor and the "pretty ladles" It was only a year from that, tho socond mate trod tho quarter-deck, second only in command, and part owner w ith the uptajn, not only in his vessol, but In tho affect iona or his daughter, gentle (iraee Uame, who had always cherished reaped, to aay nothing of love, for the bright-eyed BaVilor. Hi homely, but earnest net of politeness to wards his child had a a .a s . a a . pleased the captain and, Kiougli the youth knew it not, was tho cause of his first promotion. So that now tho old man has retired from htisinrss. Harry Wells is Captain Wells, und (iraco Hume, according to polite par lance, Mrs Captain weil. In feet our honest sailor is one of the richest Hien in the Crescent City, and he owes, perhaps, the greater part ol Ins prospcrtv to hi fact and polite noss in crossing the street. "Harry," said a young lady on the seat before us at the theatre the other cvening,"how I ehonld liko to be an actress." "An octrees, Henrietta, why?" V'Ob! it) must be so nice to be made lovo to in such pretty words every evening. ! At a Sunday School examination the teacher asked a boy whether he could forgive persons who wronged him? "Could you," said tho teaeher,"for give a boy, for example, who has in sulted or streck yon?" "Ye-es-air."' replied the lad very slowly, 41 think I uld if be was bigger than I am MrCourtahip is often mode up cf the fact that tho girl calls her beau a noble youth, a hero, a genius; while he calls her a paragon of beauty and tenderness, and so they keep tickling each other till they got married ana then comet the scolding.