THE NATIONAL ERA." '
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THE NATIONAL ERA.
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IETTER OF CRATE CREEWVftOD.
Boston, November 9, 1S.10.
Fnsllivf Ijiw-P.opnlar Indignation ?Charle* Sum- I
tier ?literary Iiii>lligence?'The Oermnii, Kolierb? i
4(tra'K ?J.'inieothe Novrlikt? Wrlwter,fct. I
T i Hi i'.Juor cf the Set tonal Eru :
DurSik lieing in this city for a brief visit.
I i thought I might perhaps jot down a few things
[ which might be of some little interest to you or
| your readers.
There is no eipocial news that I am aware of
to communicate. The universal excitement, the
righteous indignation, on the Fugitive Slave bill,
still continues; and this is well. It is a strong
outburst of generous an 1 genuine popular feeling,
in which every lover of freedom and justice must
exult The great Northern heart is awakened at
" ' K*ar '?s live nulsations.
1 ist. > ou may im ?" * ? full
an 1 warm and vigorous as in the brave old
time The clergy of Massachusetts, as far as 1
can learn, are, with some shameful exceptions,
taking strong ground against this measure. It
would seem thai every true mintWer df "Jesus,wherever
he might be, if "remembering the
bound as bound with them," must denounce it
boldly and utterly, even at thej-isk of giving
mortal offence to his beloved charge, and of being
railed upon to make a hasty Hegira from his parish
Our minister at Lynn, Mr. Shackford, has
preached upon this subject with great eloquence
and power. He gave us the honest convictions
ani indignant protestations of the man, with all
fearlessness, but with the calm fervor and deep
religious faith which ever characterize his preaching.
He is not frenzied or despairing at the temporary
triumph of wrong. He sees that it is not
a new creation, nor even a larger growth, but
only n plainer revelation of the great national
evil, thrown to the surface by the working and
upheaving of the eternal principle of good. And
how far better thus?on the hidden reef the ship
Mr. Parker's Sermon on Conscience you have
probably seen. It is a succession of bold Herculean
strokes, which must have told on the heart of
every hearer. It was one of those impassioned,
startling, almost terrifying appeals so needed to
stay the decline and fall of the moral sense of our
Tuesday evening last, Charles Sumner deI
livered a magnificent Free Soil speech in Fnneuil
| Hull. The Fugitive Slave bill was treated in ft
m?t masterly manner. I hope you may yet read
it?though your pleasure must necessarily be imp.rftc'.
without the deep, impressive voice, which,
in its sea-like volume,'' rolled the thought over
one. and the action of the orator, always foroible,
and a*. times singularly fine, and in the best sense
dramatic. Hut I will pause here, for very much
the reason (hat Landor gives in his beautiful
sonnet to J'rowning for not saying more about his
' Mi?k?|.care la not our post, bat the world's,
Therefore un him no speech?ill brief for thee,
in the way of literary intelligence, I havelittle
to communicate. The season of lectures is just
commencing. I listened this morning to one on
poetry, by Mr. Scherb, a young German of great
genius. 1 le is a strong thinker, nnd has the uttao-t
boldness and originality of expression. He
speaks much of the time in a perfect passion of
enthusiasm. He now seems rapt, possessed, borne
anay with Lis subject?and now he wrestles and
hgouizes with some mighty thought or unutterable
aspiration. He spcuks our language with
great correctness, and ofteu with singular force,
yet there are times when he pauses, as though
momentarily despairing of the power of words,
and lets the strong play of his lips, the tlame in
hi" eve. and the nossion workinir in all bis frame.
speak fur him, as they can speak with a dramatic
effect almost startling. You cannot 6tand against
him?ho ilashes against you, surges about you,
nn 1 ovrvti jws you with the irresistible torrent of
his enthusiasm. Not that it is all tempest, in
force nod sound. The largest wares ore capped
with sunlight, and between their booming and
swelling is often heard the soft chime and delicious
rippling of most musical waters. *"'ancy,
taste, an erer-prcsent sense of the beautiful, I
soften the intense poetic fervor, and somewhat
subdue the otherwise too dramatic and overpowering
passion of the speaker. But, as it is, he
shakes one to the soul's centre. I felt both excited
and exhausted when 1 left the lectureroom?felt
as 1 had thought 1 could only feel after
hearing some great moral question discussed by a
great orator, k et Mr. Schcrb made poetry more
than a moral, he made it & rdi^itw, subject. He
seemed to briug to Poesy all the devotion which
a zealous Catholic gives to Madonna, lie burned
his purest thought like incense before her shrine,
where he knelt in deepest adoration. He seemed
the prophet the inspired premher of that divines!
handmaiden of God. But I will say no more,
or you will accuse me of transgressing my own
rule of" brief speech " for genius.
A mong Ticknor's late publications arc Holmes's
Am i: r a,"1 and the works of Pe Quincy?7V
H-jffr nrri a volume of BiofrajJrifal Essays.
The poem by Holmes is like everything from his
<li unond-polnted pen. brilliant, racy, and peculiar.
\ et I should say the poet has here given us less
drollery anl more wit than usual. We miss
somewhat that genial philosophy which makes
the bcr-t of life, and takes the world easy, which
Las so often delighted us in this poet's brief pleasure-trips
upon the sea of literature Ilis satire
stings more sharply, and cuts deeper, than ever
before There are some hard hits at the Reformer
which remind one of Pean Swift; and which
strikes one the poet might have penned with a
cold in his bead, on some raw March morning,
while waiting fir s late breakfast To speak
plainly, they are not remarkable as expressions of
g 1 nature and charitableness. But there are
f*00011 s after-dinner passages?beautiful, musip
1 or deliciouily droll?which make up fortbeae
things. We must not forget that this contemptii
c;.n,ervatism, which is the reveres of agree*''le
to us fanatics, is the greenest lsaf in the bsys
r thi p *t to the eyes of a majority of his readers?and
probably nobody is more fully aware of
thisthintho poet himrelf. Why should he refrain
from voicing his own thought, knowing it
will be rendered back to him in such ready echoes
fi mi high places] There is little danger of
I lulmes bring sent from i'srnasses to Coventry
on nny norry hobby of reform. i
f)f I)e Uninry'i Oriiu Eaiib I eurely need eey J
nothing The BioaaArmcaL Equate are tnagni
ftfnt pnperi, an<l l?olh worke are moet benutifully
brought oat. I have a bit of literary Intel- I
I'fnce for you. The title of the forthcoming
nominee, by the author of Thk Hcabi.it Lettee,
' ' The Hoi he or 8even Gables." It It not |
quaint and Hawthornieh? Another work by
this most delightful author is a volume for cbil-^
dren, entitled True Stories from History and
BiootArur. This Ticknor is bringing out in fine
st< t-T with '>aau?ilul illustrations ny Tiiili'nge.
By the way, ono of the most remarkable books
of the season, for the beauty of type, biuding, and
illustration, is an edition of Gray, published by
lltnry C. Baird, cf Philadelphia. This might
well mark an era in the history of American
book-publishing?such smooth, clear paper, such
luxurious type. Altogether, it has very much
the appearance of a handsome F.uglisb publication,
and is a fair and fitting presentment of
G. P. It. James, the novelist, is now in Boston.
1 have met him a number of times at Ticknor's.
He is a fine, genial-looking, well-conditioned
Englishman, singularly youthful and unworn in
appearance, considering all that he has accomplished?and
sceuis fully competent to set at least
three score and ten more horsemen riding up the
hills of romance and fame. Doubtless his fruitful
brain yet holds auy number of disinherited heirs,
knights, barons bold, smugglers, gypsies, bandits
and friars?princesses in disguise, damsels fair
and witches old, all impatiently waiting for their
turn to come round again. Apropos of witches,
I hear that Mr. James has been in Salem, collecting
materials for a new romance, of the good old
time when elderly ladies, remarkable for per
sonal plainness and a fondness for black cats, and
convicted of putting broomsticks to equestrian
service, were straightway removed from an indignant
community by summary process. The denouement
may be the trial by water and fire, and
the whole interest of the story haDg on " Witch
Hill." Yet I hardly think this novelist needed
such a subject, in order to bewitch his readers.
Ify the way, white on*ii iate visit to SaTem, f
was shown the veritable bewitched pins, with
which divers persons were sorely pricked by the
wicked sjdte^of certain witches and wizards?
often their neighbors, and sometimes their near
relations, as the depositions show. Very annoying,
such pointed attentions?even from one's
friends. These curious relics are kept in a small
vial?verily a vial of wrath. They seem quite
bright, considering their great age?keen old
pins yet, and very little rusted by the Mood of the
Oh! happy are the witches of our day, who
may weave their spells and perform their incantations
in peace nnd safety, since, thanks to cosmetics
and millinery, they are youthful and beautiful
for a marvellous length of time?since they abandon
the evil-eyed cat for the sleepy French lapdog,
and have nothing at all to do with broomsticks.
It is true they Bometiines prick on their
victims to deeds of l; high emprise," or pin them
down to the point?but in return they are not
mercilessly handed over to the sheriff, only led
before the nriest
But I am boring you with nn unpardonable
amount of nonsense. I will try to do better next
time. Truly, yours,
For tb? National Kra.
Tllli STRONGER CURRENT.
BY ROBERT WII.PWOOU.
The free, wild floods of mountain air,
Whiob bath* the vale iu gladness ,
i ho Vernal wood* swl i.o*ret* thern,
Ik-gulling care and sadness ;
The rural sound* that o'er the rale,
Come cheerful thought* instilling;
The merry song and evening tale,
Anon the bosom thrilling;
The wild bird note*, oti zephyr wing,
Wafted from dell and bower,
Which pleasant thoughts to mem'ry bring.
With grateful,soothing jx.wer;
The flitting shades of murky night,
That f|?e the radiant morning ;
And fiery Phwbus' orient light,
The eastern skies adorning;
The noontide splendor, o'er the land,
A flood of glory throwing,
To light the gifts a Coring Hand
In mercy is bestowing;
The gorgeous fines of setting day,
With changeful beauty tinting
The gathering clouds where fairies piay,
Their mystic symbols printing;
The pleasing hour when twiiight shade*
O'er lawn and vale are dancing;
And chastened thought the breast Invade*,
The heart and ?oul entrancing;
The silent night when Cynthia smiles,
And stars their watch are keeping,
When joyous hope iny heart beguiles,
Though other eyes are sleeping;
rbe intercourse of fnend with friend,
That wakes the heart's emotion,
Through every vein its current* send,
With true and warm devotion?
These have a power to thrill my heart,
To haste Its sluggish beating,
Kach has a wondrous pleasing art,
With joy my bosom greeting.
A sacred | leas-ire, full and free,
Cornea o'er my bosoin stealing;
A Heavenly Father's hand I see,
In etch his love revealing.
Ob, earth is not a dreary waste'
When nature all is smiling,
And every scene with beauty graced,
Kaeh passing hoar beguiling !
But through my veins a atrongercurrvnt flows,
A calm anil yet a thril ing sense of joy,
An all |>ervading consciousness of bliss,
That like a strong but deep snd ipiiet stream,
I'ours a rich full tide of swelling blessing
Into my trembling bosom'
It U the throbbing of my anxious breast,
When thoughts of thee inspire my heart,
And from its deepest depth* of consciousness
Comes up a swelling tide of strong emotion.
It Is affection's brow?tho chain of love,
That binds our hearts in willing unison,
And tunes our sp rit's sympathies to swell,
In one full, harmonious, blissful strain.
It Is the glowing lire that melts our souls
Into the self-ame spirit?the full stream,
That, mingling with thy heart's fond devotion,
Miall swell to an eternity of love!
To ifn Eih'or of th>. National Em :
DkAR Sir I exceedingly regret tb&t my caoography
and prosodiul negligence should hnve led
the compoaiior of my laat article in the Eta into
ho many errors.
Although, according to the Carlyle theory of
hero-worship, I called Napoleon ' the Corsican
demi-god," I have no great objection to the subntitutcd
epithet of " dctni-fox." Thin, however,
in my judgment, belongs mort ttyaally to his
would-be sucoeesor, Napoleon the second.
Other errors also, in punctuation, spelling, or
even grammar, will be accounted for, and passed
over, by the indulgent reader , but there is one,
affecting the slavery question, and Involving
principle, which I am anxious to see corrected,
and the public mind rightly informed regarding
it In the reference to Hauerofi's Guiana, the
quotation of the h?w should read, " A negro slri~
kmn a white man, death," &c., instead of''kii.livo,"
as the '/notation stands at present. The rest,
however, is perfectly correct I suppose the law
was copied from the old Articles of War, which
declared,44 for striking a superior offioer, death,"
while I have no doubt a parallel c.in be found,
both in law and practice, among some of the black
codes of slavery enacted south of Mason and Dixon's
linn, within oar own glorious and /r? Republic.
Uliter County, Sm Jertry, 18.r?0.
rswaaniho IIohxstv.?A colored servant
sweeping out a bachelor's room found a sixpence
on the carpet, which he carried to the owner.
44 You may keep it fur yonr honesty," said he. A
short time after he missed a gold penoil case, and
inquired of his fervsat if hs had seen it. 44 Yea,
sir," was the reply. " And what did yon do with
it V M Kept it for mj honesty, sir P
For the National fcira.
tcorraioHT bbcurb d according to law.r
HICKORY HALL :0R THE OUTCAST.
A KfljClJfCEOFTtlE ELl'E RIIHIE.
IN POUR PARTS.
BV MRS. KM MA D. K. N SOUTH WORTH.
" I otn b??r scorpion's stings. tread fields of fire,
In froaen gulf* of cold eternal lie,
lie tossed aloft through track* of endle** rolil,
But cannot lire In shame."?Joanna ItaiMe.
" Yet that lair lady'* eye mcthinks hath less
Or deep and still and pensive tenderness
Than might beseem thy sister's?on her brow
Something too much there sits of native scorn.
And her stnile kindles with a conscious glow,
As from the thought of sovereign beauty born "
"The Fair One, with Golden LockR," was the
title of a beautiful fairy tale of an enchanted
princess, of which ray sister Ilegina used to be
very fond ; and in gay reference to her penchant
for this, aud in compliment to her high style of
blond beauty, we gave /t*r this sohmpict. We
also called her Uueen Blanch," in flattery of
of her regal grace, and her exceeding?her
wonderful fairness. She was, in fact, the very
fairest living thing 1 ever saw. You Lite seen the
rcnck! amazing beautiful, even in ruins; but that
thing bears no more resemblance to my resplendent
liegina, than does the charred skeleton of the
lightning blasted tree to the green and stately
mountain pine?Heaven receive her! To return.
I had not seen my sister Itogina for two years,
during which time, she had been absent at a
"Finishing School" 1 was therefore curious as
U had returned
home permanently. I wished to sec what these
two years, from sixteen to eighteen, spent at the
finishing school, had done for her, who, bating
pride, already t mbodied my idea of womanly perfection.
We reached our journey's end.
It was late in a lovely March day, that we arrived
at Willow Hill. We had changed our
travelling dresses for drawing-room costume, at
the little town of A , two miles distant,
while waiting for the carriage that was to meet
us there. Therefore, upon our urrival, we were
ushered at once into my sister's presence, who
was already expecting us. Much as I was prepared
for improvement, I confess I was surprised,
delighted, and somewhat abashed, at the sight of
the elegant and majestic-looking woman awaiting
our approach. She sat erect, but at ease, in
a high-backed arm-chair, covered with purple
velvet, whose dark, rich back-ground threw out
her beautiful and graceful form in fine relief.
She was arrayed in n rich white satin, whose
glossy and ample folds, descending to her feet,
merely permitted the tip of one tiny embroidered
slipper to be visible. Her arms an.l neck, fairer
than the satin itself, were bare, except for being
delicately shaded by falls of the richest and finest
lace. and encircled bv Dcurl bracelets and neck
lace. Her hair?her "golden locks''?were rolled
oil' froui her temples in rich and heavy folds, a la
romjxiilour, and bound back by oriental pearls,
exposing a brow of frosty fairness and sovereign
pride. There was a coldness in the statuesque
dignity of my sister that prevented me from tneetiug
her with any demonstration of fraternal love,
or joy. 1 think 1 met her then, as 1 should have
met any other " proud ladie" to whom 1 might
have been introduced, and then I turned, nnd, presenting
my college friend, named "Mr. Wullraven,
of J<ff.:rson, Virginia." Regina slightly inclined
her graceful head, in acknowledgement of
Wnllrnven's profound and deferential how, and
raiding her eyes with a quick, and ijuickly rrithilratrn
glance, held out her hand to welcome him to
Willow Hill, saying, graciously?
"1 know the Wallravens, of Hickory Ilall, by
Here Wolfgang gave a violent start, reeled as
under an unexpected and overwhelming blow,
made a mighty effort and recovered his self-command,
all in the passage of a few seconds?while
I looked inquiringly at Ilegina, and she, with calm
surprise, regarJea mm.
" Will you be seated, Mr. WallraTen, and you
Ferdinand 7" she said.
We sat down?and Regino, possibly lo fill an
awkward pause in the conversation, observed?
"Yes?1 know the Wallravens, of Hickory
Hall, by history and report. Wolfgang Wallraven,
your American ancestor and namesake, sir,
1 have heard my father say, was a Lutheran refugee,
who came to Virginia in the company of his
intimate friend, our ancestor, Lord Rotetourt,
and who, as long as his lordship remained Governor
of Virginia, retained a place in his council.
I hope, sir, that we may become better known to
On concluding these gracious words, my princess
raised her eyes to those of Wullraven ; but
they swiftly fell again, while the faintest color
dawned on her fair cheek. Wallravmhad bowed,
and bowed, at the close of every condescending
sentence ; but now,when common civility required
him to say something, he was dumb. 1 came to
" Miss Fairfield,"said I, "is quite aufnu to the
early history, antiquities, and traditions of the
Old Dominion, for which she has a great veneration.
She is rich in legendary lore, and. though
born in Alabama, evidently considers Virginia
her mother country, and infinitely prefers it to
her native soil."
" For many excellent reasons, without a doubt,"
said Wallraven, with a bow towards my fair
queen, who, with her snowy eyelids drooped till
her Inns ?nl.l?n rente.) on her delic'itelv
roseate check, remained silent. Now 1 came to
"Regina likes the conservative pride of the Old
Dominion?that prevalence of old Knglish feeling?family
pride, which Mother Kngland herself
has outlived, but that still survives in her
eldest daughter, Virginia, the child that most
resembles her. It is a prejudice?an auti republican
thing, contrary to the spirit of the nineteenth
century. You are lagging behind the sge,
Regina, but you will get over this."
A cold smile chilled the fair face of my sister,
who deigned no other reply
" This is not so, lady?my friend exaggerates?
these are not your sentiments," said Wallraven,
in his deep, rich tooes, and with a manner in
which was strangely blended deprecation and
She quietly raised thoee golden eyelashes, to
drop them again iaetantly, aa she replied?
"Yes! since 1 am constrained to confess it?
and surely I may do so without offenoe in the
nrMoni'n of one of so old and nure a stock hs the
Wallravens, of Hickory I Im.1I, whose family can
be traced back to the time of the Saxon Heptarchy.
Yea! I Jo think, that the much ridiculed
family pride of Maryland and Virginia?ridiculed,
however, only by vulg.ir wit* among the
nouvmur ticket of other States?la, at least, far more
worthy of respect than the low pride of new
wealth, or appearance of wealth, which is oftentimes
no more than superficial finery. The ancient
pride of the old families of Maryland and
Virginia is assuredly well grounded, Many of
them, the Wallravens among the rest," (inclining I
her head graciously to Wolfgang,) " are assuredly J
descended from the very flower of the old 'Rag- (
lish aristocracy?many among them dating back
to a period long anterior to the Norman Conquest, i
and numbering in their line some of the most illustrious
among the warriors, statesmen, nnd 1
churchman of England?noble scions of noble
houses, who, for their conservatism, and attachment
to the oneien regime. were driven out by that
fanatical spnit of radicalism-wbleji.even, i,n the
reign of James, began to manifest itself in Great
44 It is true, lady, that the rich valleys nnd
plains of Maryland and Virginia were settled by
a very different set of men, actuated by a very
opposite set of motives, to those that sent the
hardy Puritans to the sterile shores of -New England
; and that may go far to account for different
domestic and social manners, and a different
State policy." #
" I confess t prefer the ancestral pride of a
Virginia planter to the parse pride of a Vankc4l
41 Those are extreme cases, lady."
4! Sir?have you no pride of ancestry? Is it
not a mutter of self-esteem to you, that your remote
progenitor whs a Saxon noble instead of
being a Saxon serf?"
41 No, lady, it is not a matter of pride to me,"
said Wolfgang, in a tone so mournful, that I
looked anxiously upon him. 411 own, I honor
New England for the perfdJ-y level platform
on which all her sons stand with equal rights."
41 Let us change the suoject," said I
41 With pleasure," sain itegina; and, turning to
Wolfgang, she asked, 44 Do you like music. Mr.
Wallraven ? I have a very rich toned piano forte,
in fine tune, just now "
Wolfgang instantly declared a passion for music,
and, as Regime arose, he offered her his arm.
to t ike her across the room ; but she declined the
civility with a stately Inclination of the head,
and, dropping her golden eyelashes, swept on
aloue in sovereign grtece ami beauty, and rented
herself before the instrument We followed her.
Wolfgang took a station at the back of her chair,
to turn the leaves of her music-book. She played
and sung several pieces in a very masterly style:
but they were all of one character?grand. martial,
heroic. At the end of the last piece, the
folding doors were thrown open, and a serv.mt
appeared, and announced supper. Now risiug,
mb<) jfgA/j/^cewrteously declining the < HVred arm
of Wallraven, and moving on alone in her regal
pride and purity, she preceded us to the supper
After su^er we adjourned to the drawingroom,
where we passed the evening in conversation,
in music, in the examination of new books,
prints, such articles of tutu as were scattered
around, and in projecting plans for the next day's
occupation ami amusement?no very difficult thing
for three young persons alone in ? country house
together?for our gu irdiun was absent.
Soon after this, we separated for the night. 1
accompanied Wolfgang to his room
" Well, Wallraven," said I, as goon as we were
alone, " How do you like my sisterIs she all
my fancy painted her,' or am 1 a blind enthusiast
u Brothers are. of all persons, the least apt to
be," dryly replied Wolfgang, who seemed to be
threatened with a return of his old boyish surliness.
" And brothers' friends are in no danger of becoming
so," said 1, good humoredly.
Without noticing my last remark, he said, in
the slow, oracular tone of a judge, balancing the
weight of every word :
" Miss Fairfield is beautiful?she is heauty;
but, like the mountain snow, she is high, cold, pure,
"Ah!" said I, "the least lovely of Region's
traits of character has reve-uled itself this evening.
Lofty principles, high-toned sense of honor,
perfect truthfulness, large benevolence, generosity
a rich ami well-cultivated intellect?the
treasures of the heart and mind?remain to he
"Fairfield! don't fling your sister into my
arms so deterniinately, lest, J catch her!" replied
Wallraven, with a sarcastic smile that raised my
ttnger to such a pitch as Tory nearly to make me
forget that ho was my guest. I replied in a cold
and haughty tone?
h Miss r airfield ia not a Woraan to thrown
or caught, or hy any means to suggest such a
"Of course not! It is you who suggest it!
Pooh, Fairfield ! ' an arrow from Cupid's bow'?
to express the thing as you would express it?is
lightly quivering iu my flesh. 1 can easily pluck
it ont and cast it from me, if you will allow me to
do so. Do not you drive it to my heart, impale
me with it?for nothing would ensue but death !
Miss Fairfield will probably bestow her h?nd
upon some 'magnificent son of Acbar' who will
be quite worthy of her!''
" I should like to know what you moan by presuming
to consider what I have said to you in the
light you do. What right have you to do so V
"Only the right of knowledge, a fatal gift of
insight into the hearts of others, and a dangerous
habit of reading aloud what I find written therein,"
he replied, with a mournful sarcasm
I looked at him from head to foot. Me wag sitting
in an easy chair, with his hands joined on
his knees, his brigand-looking head bent forward,
his piercing eyes fixed on the floor, and
his veils of jet-Mack hair falling forward and
shading his darkling countenance. There was so
much bitter sorrow iu his uttitude, expression,
and tone, that my displeasure fled.
4* Wnlfrtanrr I'J auSil I " vKaf ia it that malfpg tnr*
love you no? You say tho most exasperating
things to mo, hu 1 thou disarm my wrath by a look,
a tone V
" What?Is it, perhaps, that you feel I am your
friend? Fairfield, my dear friend, put me in no
future plans of your own. The greatest injury I
could do myaelf, the greatest benefit I could oonfer
upon you, is to tell you this. Leave me. Good
We met next morning early. Like most houses
in this'neighltorhood, our house had long piazzas,
up stairs and down, runniug around three sides
of the house, with the front room windows all
opening on hing s uj?on them. Therefore, as 1
opened my chamber door and stepped out upon
the piam, 1 saw that Wallraven bad come out of
his room and was promenading there, lie turned,
smiling, to meet me, took my arm. and said
something complimentary of the " beautiful coun
try," now in inn spring mourn, luuugu mr iuuikh
was March. After promenading there for some
time, enjoying the pure morning air and the extensive
proapect, we wont in-low and entered the
morning room. It was a long, h-indsomcly furnished
Kegina waa standing at the upper end of the
room, nttended by two maidservants, to whom
she wan giving tome direction, and who, as we
entered, left her, and passed out hy a side door.
Regina came to meet us. She wore a pure
white morning dress of some very transparent
light tissue, with the skirt made very full, whose
gossamer folds floated gracefully witherery increment
of her queenly form. Her golden h"'r *>?<
rolled back Irom her snowy forehead, us on the
erening bvf -re, only, instead of the jewelled ban
dean, It waa hound by a narrow white rihhon
She held in bee hand a few while lilies, whose
perfume filled the air. If I could find a word to
express the union of the loftiest hawrvr with the
clearest purity and the most aerial delicacy, I
would use that word to describe llegina, as, wafting
fragrance with every motion, she floated on to
" Do you like lilies, Mr. Wallraven ? These
are the first the gardener has sent me. Tiny are
very floe," she said, separating one from her
bunch and offering it to Wolf-gang
" It is your favorite H?w<r, Miss Fait field.'
" Why do you think so?"
"They resemble you?more! they express
Kegina dropped those white eye-liJs again, and,
moving on before us. said?
" Come, then, and 1 will show you how mueh I
like liliesand, leaving the room, sin- floated on,
followed by us, through the wide hall, and into
an elegant little boudoir, whose glass doors opened
upon a small bnt beautiful garden of white
lilies, in the centre of which was a clear pond, its
borders fringed with the white lilies, and its waters
reflecting the graceful forms of two white
swans thtf. sailed upon ita bosom "This is the
way I like lilies "
' And all things that express elegance, purity,
and pride," siid Wolfgang, pointing to theswans
Yes, the unity and harmony of purity, pride,
and elegance, revealed itselfin Kegina's whole being?her
form, features, and complexion?her intellect
and affections?her tastes, habits, and oc
We spent the honr before breakfast in the
Noon after breakfast another little incident oc
onrred that eihiltited my iwrri *??? umi >
rather an unfavorable light We had returned
te the morning room to await the horeee, which
were or?lere<l to he brought round at ten for ua
to take a ride over the plaoUtion Wo were
panning the few momenta in oonvereatloa whan wo
mw a handeotno barouche drawa bj a pair of
splendid dappled grays approach, and stop before
the house. In an instant i saw Regina's lip curl
with that supercilious expression, all bat too
f.iiniliar In her countenance, and she asid?
"It is the carriage of Mrs. nnd the Misses
O'BIerotnls. Ferdinand, -to you remember them 1
" I do not, my dear."
"No, truly Mr. Wallrdven, fire years ago a
young Irishman of the name of O'Hlemmis was
engaged as tutor to the only son of the late Colonel
Sumner, of Hyde Place. He was a puny boy,
and died, but the Irishman, trho did not drink,
married the boy's Bister, got the estate, and
brought out his mother and half a dozen of his
own sisters to help him enjoy it. You shall presently
see them all And by the way, Mr. Wallraven,
here is a thing I have seldom seen or hear!
observed of Irish character, and yet my own observation
of this proves the truth of it to my own
mind, viz: whenever a young Irishman comes to
America, and is ttmprrnte, he makes sooner or
later, by perseverance or by coup-dt-maw, a fortune.
Here they are."
And now the door was thrown open, and the
servant announced, "Mrs O'Blemmis, Miss
O'lileinmis, Miss Bridget O'Blemmisand those
My sister received them with something more
than hauteur, which ihey were certaiuly too acute
to misunderstand, while they were too politic to
resent. Wallravcu aud myself exerted our conversational
powers as an atonement for Miss Fairfield's
I am not going to tire vfi" with n report of the
visit that tired w. I mentioned it merely to
remark, that after this visit?throughout the ride,
and indeed throughout the day?Wallravon's
manners to Regina were marked by a freeziug
respect, somewhat similar to that sh*. had shown
the O'Blemmises, and that this slightly discomposed
the air of elegant case that ever distinguished
Ou our return home that evening, Wallraven
renrvu ?Mriy 10 um cnainoer, wtucn ne imewise
kept during the greater ptrt of the next day, excusing
himself u^sm the plea of having letters to
write home. Thia gave me the first opportunity
I had had since uty return of being alone with my
eistet. r *
We talked of family matters first. She informed
me that our uncle's young wife had a fine
son, which fact, though it cut us off from on immeuse
^ rtune did not nfilict u? much Our mercenary
years had not come.
Then wo talked of Wallraven. Regina acknowleJ
then, what I am sure she would not have
confessed a month later, that she found Wallraven
" Yes, Ferdinand, the most absorbing person
that ever engaged my thoughts! What an air
he has! too dark, far too dark and tragic for society;
yet one sees that it has its cause in some
sternest, hardest truth Tlis face is so full of expression,
nnd so dup in interest. His countenance
affects me with a creeping terror Burh as
one feels in looking down at night into a profound
abyss. And then his moods are so npposite and
contradictory?at ons time he has the majestic
air of a monarch in the full sway of his power?
at another, that of a slave condemned to an ignominious
death ! And in his most favorable mood
he has that air of passive defiance, of proud humility,
such as might become a dethroned prince
as he bows his royal neck and lays his uncrowned
head upon the block ! And in every action there
is such earnest, such profound truth !''
" 1 le is a strange being?full of discord. Yes,
his soul t.i the 'profound abyss' to which you
have likened hts expression or countenance, with
tho night of a deep sorrow darkening it forever!''
" Thin is really so ?"
' H rally and truly so ; and has been so ever
since first I knew him when he was a boy!"
" Ami the nature of his sorrow ?"
" I do not know?cannot even conjecture. I
have been his bosom-friend for years, and he has
never confided it to me. I have exhausted every
honorable means of discovering it, and cannot
find the slightest clew. Of one thing, however,
I am positively certain, that guilt has nothing to
do with his calamity. 1 feel thai in a thousand
Instincts 1 And When 1 eay that, I mean neither
his guilt, the idea if which would be proposterous,
nor that of his parents."
" I believe you 1 The name of the Wallravenp
has for centuries been the synonyme for an almost
chivalric virtue?for an almost romantic standard
of honor. Upon account of their absolute purity
they have been twitted with 'knight-errantry.'
| I'his \yoirgnng! now he occupies me! iin ! Ferdinand,
after all, you have not been a friend, or
yon would have disburdened his heart of this so
cret before now."
"That is all you know of the matter, my dear
Regina! I have exposed myself to insult more
thun once in trying to serve him ; but never since
we met at Harvard."
Regina did not reply to this, but fell into deep
thought, which lasted some moments?then, with
a profound but involuntary sigh, she rose and left
the room to dress for the evening.
Wallraveu joined us in the drawing-room in the
evening; and I, with a view of making the next
day piss more gaily than this had done, proposed
various projects of amusement. Among
other plans. 1 suggested that wo should ride
to town the next morning, and spend the day,
and go iu the evening to the theatre, to sec
Rooth play O.hello. Regina at once and most
decisively vetoed this proposition.
" It must necessarily be the most loathsome of
all conceivable exhibitions!'' she said, "and I
wonder how its representation upon Rny stage
should be tolerated for a single hour !" The plan
was of course abandoned, nnd another substituted
in its place. Soon after that we separated for the
night One discovery in physics and metaphysics,
I had made iu the course of this week, to
wit?that love at first sight was a fact, and no poetic
fiction. Region, with all her cold hauteur,
could not, to save her soul alive, raise her eyes
to meet Wolfgang's; ami Wallraven's deep bass
tones trembled when he spoke to her. I was
pleased. Region's first passion was aristocracy,
her second, Old Virginia. Here, then, was a
young gentleman of a family that she herself had
placed among the oldest and most aristocratic in
the State, he himself the most distinguished looking
of his distinguished race, and his large patri
roonial cstnte lying in tue ricticst and most beautiful
region of country, and in the midst of the
most wealthy and aristocratic neighborhood in
the Old Dominion?nmong those who had been
the friends nnd relatives of hi r proud family for
centuries past. Could I hare chosen a destiny
for my fair, proud sister, it would hare been this.
Could Kegina h-tve chosen ft fate for herself, it
would hate been this And Wallraven! to adore,
or not to adore Kegina, was now no matter of voHtion
Let me hurry on.
Wo remained at Willow Hill six weeks. During
this time 1 could not fail to observo the deep
and ever-deepening interest with which my friend
and my sinter regarded each other, nor the anxiety
with which each constantly sought to conceal
their sculiuitnts from the other. Region's manner
wm cold nnd haughty; Wallraven's, distant
and reserved. Vet Wnllraven would grow pale
us death, if her hand but chanced to touch him;
snd Itegina would tremble if he suJdeuly came
in her sight.
Lvery week Wullraven'H glooia deepened, while
Kcgina's delicate color faded.
I was provoked with both. Why should Kegina
act the empress and exaggerate the part so
abominably ; and why should Wallraven l?e so
easily tloutid off?so backward 7?for that appeared
to me then to be the position of uflsirs between
As the day of departure drew near, they treated
each other with the most frigid ooldness.
The lust day of our stay at length arrived
We remained at home all day, preparing for our
departure. We were to ride to A , to meet
the stage, as it passed at five o'clock the next
morning. To lifted this, we were to leave the
house at four. We were to take leave of itfgiua
Kegina, Wallraven, and myself, passed the
evening together in the drawing-room. Kegina
gave us didhic, nut i saw that her touch was inaccurate,
nud that h<-r voice trembled. It bad been
arranged that we should retire early, to be in
time tor the stage, so, at ten o'clock, I gave the
signal, and we nruee.
I went to Itegina, to bid her adieu. Mho vu
fearfully, ghautly white, and trembling ao that
ehe waN compelled to grasp the chair for support.
I look her hand; it wu* cold and even heavy?
pressed it to my lip*, and turned away
Wall raven approached her, to take bis leave, i
lie coldly received the band ahe coldly eitended
to him Both rained their eyes simultaneously?
their gate, full of anguish, full of mutual reproaoh, I
of mutual Inquiry^-**'/?and then?suddenly?
in an inalant?forgetful of time, place, and circiimatanon?forgetful
of etifjhett* and propriety?
utterly oblivious of my presence and observation ?
be madly, passionately, caught her, strained her
to his bosom, pressing a kiss on her faoe, while
! she dropped her head upon his breast, and, burst;
ing into tears, sobbed convulsively, hysteric ?lly
lie lifte<l and bore her to the sofa, laid her
! there, kneeled by her ride, B<|ueexing her hands,
stroking her brow and hair, murmuring words cl
passionate devotion and tenderness!
f wasi/e trop?I felt it. I went out, but scarcely
had I time to reach my own chamber, before 1
i hoard Wolfgang run up the stairs, and, bursting
his door open, rush in, and clang it to behiu J him.
J I scarcely wondered at any eccentricity of Walli
raven's ! I set down this piece of conduct to the
wildnees of joy.
Meutaliy resolving that our journey must now
j be deferred a day or two, and that therefore there
I was no longer a necesMty of hastening to bed, I
wont down into the drawing-room, for the purpose
of finding and congratulating my sister. The
drawing-room was vacant, she had gone to her
chamber. 1 returned to mine in a well-satisfied
frame of mind ; but I wished to see Wall raven
B. fore retiring to bed that night, I tapped at
his door, and then without waiting for leave, and
j with the freedom of old friendship, 1 pushed the
j door open and entered the room.
Good I leaven ! wero the old horrid days of the
! preparatory school come back, and with a vengeance,
too! He was sitting bolt upright at the
foot of his bed, his hands on his knees, his open
gray eyes staring into vacancy, his black locks
hanging wildly, elf-like, about his livid and haggard
cheeks, his whole appearanec cold, stiff,
corpse-like. A blood-guilty and unconverted
criminal on the eve of his execution?a man in a
cataleptic fit?one struck dead by a thunderbolt?
might sit so rigid, statue-like, still. My very
blood ran cold with a vague horror, ns 1 looked at
Terrified for his health, for his life, I sprang
towards him, seized his frozen hands, gazed into
his stony eyes, placed my hand upon his deathlike
brow. At that touch a shudder ran all over
him, relaxing the rigidity of his form, and he
laughed! Such a sardonic, such a maniac, such
a devilish laugh, 1 never heard in my life before,
and never wish to hear again! It was not loud,
but long, low, and bitter. Dreadfully alarmed
i 0vv hie sanity, I
"In the name of Heaven, Wallrnven, what is
the matter? Speak! Tell me, I conjure you!''
Again the shudder, again the long, low. and
bitter laugh, and then he said?
"Amino? s "^fcatiraveu, whofefc lamily dates
back to a period anterior to the Saxou Heptarchy
1 gazed at him in a fixed horror. He Beemed
to know my thoughts, for he replied to them, sardonically,
"1 am not mnd, most noble Festus, but speak
the words of truth and soberness. Ask that snow
queen of beauty, your fair, proud sister !''
1 was spell-hound by grief and terror. 1 could
not stir. I gazed at him.
" 1 am not mini! I wroul J to Hravru I wore'
Kur then 'ti? like I rhouhl forget myself.
Oh ! if I coutit, what grief ehonid I forget.
I am not mad ' Thin hair I tear ie mine."
he declaimed, travestying the lines with sardonic
exaggeration, and liuiahing with a shouting laugh
"Oh! Heaven! but this is horrible! Wullraven!
" I am not mad!" he said, with an omnipotent
effort that at length sent apart the curdled blood
in his veins, and dispersed the stortn clouds that
darkened over his spirit.
"Oh! Wolfgang! Wolfgang! you nro not
mad, hut you will become so. You will iuevitably
become so if this secret Buffering of yours
recommences, and augments so fearfully!" said I.
A spasm convulsed his rrume. lie dropped hia
head upon his hands, and his stringy black locks
fell forward, veiling both.
"Oh! Wallraven, my heart's dearest brother,
is there no way in which 1 can relieve, can serve
Again the spasm shook him.
"I will-not, as in the dnys of my thoughtless
boyhood, ask you for your secret, my soul a dear
" Hut 1 wild- tri-t- you! 1 will tell you!" he
exclaimed, desperately, " tell you while my good
t angel has power over me! while her escape is
possible! tell you the dark and fatal thing that
has burned, blighted, blasted me and mine forever!
i [ ro uk continukd |
ADDRESS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ABOLITION
Address of the Pennsylmniti Abolition Sorvty to
the People of Color, in relation to the Fugitive
Slave hill passed by the Congress of the United
States in 18/10.
To the people of color in Pennsylvania:
Your friends, the members of tho old Pennsylvania
Abolition Society, have felt for you at
this critical period a deep sympathy and concern,
which has induced them to address you.
The late act of Congress for the reclamation of
fugitives we consider one of the most unjust and
arbitrury laws which has ever disgraced a nation ;
and when we reflect, that it is now the law of the
land, we blush lor our country. You are all acquainted
with its provisions, and feel tho deep
injustice which has been done to you in its passage.
MaDy of you, no doubt, are fearing that
the iron hand of onnression mnv be laid upon vou.
mill that you may be torn in un unexpected moment
frotn nil that you hold near nnd dear in thin
world, and hurried away to toil out the remnant
of your daya in bondage. Under thin feeling you
have resolved upon armed resistance, and have
determined rather to aurrender your liven than
your liberty. This feeling is natural; and it is
true, you have high worldly authority for its exercise;
but remember that you profess to be
Christiamp, and to believe in an immortal life
hereafter, and that it is better, like the Saviour,
tosutlYr by the handaof cruel men, than to destroy
liesidrs, by taking the lives of your oppressors,
you would gain nothing even in this world, for
they are powerful, and you are weak, lie exhorted,
therefore, not to oppose this iniquitous
law by open violence, but rather trust to the operation
of a humane and enlightened public sentiment
to do it away.
It is our belief that its provisions are so opposed
to thn rights of man, as acknowledged by all
civilized nations, that it will defeat its own purposes,
and that in many portions of the free
States public opinion will pronounce against it
The cry of the people from the non-slavehulding
States is now for its immediate repeal, and we
trust that hut little time will elapse before this will
In the mean time, let those who consider themselves
unsafe be c?reful how they reveal their
circumstances even to their friends. We would
advise such to seek refuge in other regions, and
quietly await the result
??-?- .-I ? - 11. /. I . _!ll
uiucr cuuuini'R ur? %su tu tutiu. v>uu.t t 4 wiu
receive them ami the British Went India Islands
would rejoice to make them citixena.
The oppre-sed people of Ivirope have been hunted
hy despots for their livts and liberty, hh have
you , and many of them hove left all the attachments
of home and kindred, and have tied to thin
land for protection
In thin country you are now theoppreesed el ana.
The a>ime despotic power which Is exercised
against them )<y King* and rulera, in wielded
against you hy alaveholdera aud their abettors,
and you must pursue the same course an your
suffering fellow men in other lands.
Those who are legally free, we think, in this
community, need he uudrr little apprehension, if
proper vigilance in exerciaed hy then* and their
friends. Public feeling is now alive on this subject,
and will prevent the perpetration of those
frauds which this unrighteous law would render
so easy, if not ( becked hy the f>cople.
Remember, too, that the passage of litis iniquitous
act has not been without its good results It
has excited a strong sympathy for your wrongs
throughout the free States. Many who have
heretofore been indifferent to your fate, now feel
deeply for you, and will exert themselves actively
on your behalf. Troops of friends nre
already rising up to plead your cause. Hamlet,
the first viotim of this oppressive law, who vu
carried off from bis hoine in New York, has been
returned in triumph to his family ami friends
and the people rejoice with him and them.
He therefore of good cheer Put your trust
and confidence in the Lord. Remember that the
increased oppressions of Pharaoh wera the prelude
to the delivtranoe of the Israelites of old.
Tbs Almighty arm brought them from under the
yoke of oppression, and mads them a great aud
powerful people This same I Mvine arm i* still
extended for your help and preservation Trust
to its protecting power, rather than to the strengt h
of your carnal weapons, and rest assured that in
I his own Urns the Almighty will deliver you.
I Signed on behalf ana by direction of the " Peon
sylvania 8cciety for promoting the abolition of
iavery, ami f r the relief of fre negtoes unlawfully
held iu Iondage, and for improving the condition
of the A frlrnti race."'
Kkwakd N'rmi.r . P/tsi'l'nr.
Joseph LiM>**r, i ? J
PlMMOlK Wll.l.MMSoN, t ' "rr''<" r'fI.\l)l'STRI\L
EXHIBITION OF Ml.
Room - ok the Nationat. Ivstiti te,
lVastiinqfon, A*i) mUr 7, IS'O.
The Kxectitive Committee appointed by the
Central Authority of the United States on the
London Industrial Exhibition respectfully present
the following summary of information on the
most important matters requiring the attention
of State Committees, and of tho c who intend to
1. Committees appointed by the Governors of
the several St Aes are recognised as the proper
judges for selecting articles suitable to be sent to
the Exhibition from the United States.
a. Articles intended for exhibition will be examined
by the Committee of the State or Territory
of which they are the products.
3 The State Committees will furnish duplieato
certificates of all articles examined and approve.!
by thorn, to the Executive Committee at W'aah
| mgton, who will give the sanction required by tho
4 Articles approved in the manner above prescribed
will be forwarded to London free of |
charge, from the port of New York, in a national
vessel placed by the Navy Department at the
disposal of the Central Committee for that purpose;
and, at the close of the Inhibition, they
will be returned in the same conveyance, to the
same place, unless otherwise disposed of. |
5. The Treasury Department will afford, n < far
as practicable, through the Revenue Cutter Service,
facilitiea for forwarding objects front the
different Atlantic ports to New York.
? Should the vessel designated to convey the
goods to Londou not be iu readiness to receive
,\i?emon their arrival at New Yqtk?thfy. will be
stored at the Navy Yard, and afterwards put on
hoard, free of expense to the owners.
7. All goods intended to be forwarded to the
Exhibition by the (lovernmeut vessel from New
York Vnftuid tie' dcilvcrea nv tnnt place duly
marked, and wilh suitable invoices, containing
the corresponding marks In addition to other
marks, there should be inscribed one ich package,
the words " London Exhibit ion "
H No article will be received at the Navy
Yard after the I-m'Ii dov of J inufirv. ISM n? ih.?
vessel will sail coon after that period.
'J. All expenses in London, for c.irtigc, unpicking.
arranging for exhibition, and removing of
packing cases must be paid by the owners of the
goods or their agents.
1(?. Slate Committees are desired to inform the
Executive Committee, on or beforo the 1st of
December next, what amount of ground and wall
space they can creditably till with the products of
their respective States.- States from which no information
on this point ahall at that time be forwarded
will be presumed to require no part of
the space allotted to the United States, and it will
be distributed to the other States, according to
their several requirements.
11. Detailed statements relative to the Exhibition,
and to the several classes of objects appropriate
thereto, have been furnishod to the several
State Committcae, and will bo supplied to thosw
who may require more particular information,
upon appplication to the Executive Committee.
12. All communications should be a ldrmcd to
the Secretary of the Executive Committee.
PnTR Kwwcis Ckuirm-m.
Jos. C. G. Kkxnkdy, ?
Secretary of Executive Committee.
X (TRIO! S LETTER.
rii 11.anci.i'ima, October 2S, tSf.o.
To tht Editor of the iVt.iwai.i ?<4*
In your paper of lust week 1 observed a few
lines respecting kidnapping, as practiced for a
lonir period of years in this land of lihortv. on a
statement obtained from a gentleman of Wisconsin,
formerly a prosecuting attorney in Chester
(erroneously published Ulster) county, Pennsylvania.
As the document, or letter, alluded to by
that gentleman, msy prove interesting to some
of your readers, I send you a copy, taken verbatim
from the original found among the papers of
the person to whom it was addressed, at the time
of his arrest and conviction, for passing, or putting
into circulation, in conjunction with o'hers,
a variety of counterfeit bank notes.
Whether the writer of the letter nnd his partner
were engaged in passing of counterfeit money,
as well as kidnapping, we are unable to say; but
from the confidence with which ho speaks of
having "plenty of money," he possibly united,
like his ngout, the two honorable occupations in
one person. Yet these are the men for whom
Congress has been legislating for nearly a year,
and as the result of their arduous labors, for
which we suppose they are ready to invoke the
approbation of the world and the blessing of
Heaven, we have the Fum'iic Shu* luv to hand
down to posterity as an evidence of the devotion
of our ar'itf nt'ii to the cause of liberty and human
rights, nnd the progress which they have
rnade in developing the " self-evident" truths of
our Revolutionary fathers!
Yours, lor humanity, M. J. Thomas.
Tho following is the letter.
Pool.svii.i,k, Montoomkky Co , Mr>.,
March 21, 1 S.'i I.
Pa/tit Sir : 1 arrived home in Hafety with Louisa,
John having been rescued from me out of a twostory
window at 12 o'clock at. night, 1 offered a
rewaru 01 nny uott irs, una nave In in here tare in
jail. The persona who took him brought him to
Fredericktown jail. I wish you to write to no
person in this Ntnte hut myself. Kephart and
myself ure determine') to gi the whole hog for
any negro you can find, mid you must giro inn
(lie earliest information, as soon as you do find
nny. Enclosed you will receive a handbill, and I
cin make a good b trg.iin, If you cm find them.
I will, in all caseH, as soon ns a negro runs oft', .
send you n handbill immediately, so that you may
he 011 the lookout. I'lcase tell lite constable to
go on with the sale of John's property ; and when
the money is made, I will send on an order to you
for it. Please attend to this for roe; likewise
write to me, and inform mo of any negro you
think has run away?no mutter where you thiuk
ho has come from, nor how fur?and I will fry
and find out his master. Let inn know where
you think he is from, with all particular marks,
and if 1 don't find his master, Joi't d-ndf
Write to me about the crooked-fingered negro,
and let mo know which hand and which finger,
color, fcc ; likewise any mark the fellow has who
says he got. away from the negro buyer, with his
height and color, or nny other you think has run
Give my respects to your purin' r, nnd be sure
to write to no person hut my self. If any person
wr ites to you, you can inform m? of it, and I will
try to buy from them. I think we can make
money, if wo do business together, for 1 have
plenty of money if you on lind plenty of negroes.
Let me know if Daniel is still where he was, and
if you Lave henrd anything of Francis since 1
left you. Accept for yourself rov rrgird and
esteem. ID.oh n B. Caki.i.ry.
John V. Sound' r*.
I' rotn th< IVmiMtilar hreeiniui.
A young it intrant preacher, in the constant
habit of declaiming a great deal about the creation,
and especially about the find getting up of
m in. whenever he wikhel In disiil.iv his native
?lo<|tirnoo to good udviutage, was one day holding
forth to a mi ltd coi/greg.ition in u country schoolhouse
I'eooming wurm and enthusiastic as bo
proceeded, it wan not long beforo he reached his
favorite theme, and started ctl in something like
the following style
"And when the world was crested, and the
beasts of the field, an i fowls of the air, sod pronounoed
very good, Clod s.iid,1 Let in mske man '
Aod he formed man after his own likeness, suil
declared biiu the noblest of all the work of hie
hands. And be made wouuu also, and tashioued
her in the exact image of w?n, with a little variation."
uTbouk the Lord for tho variation !" shouted
an old sinner, who sat over in the atueu oorner of
the room, at this interesting juncture of the discourse.
The effect was perfectly ludicrous and irresistible.
The preacher dropped the subject where bo
was interrupted, and was never heard to allude
to it during a >ubM<|uent ministry of forty years.
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