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THE Ol t)Al.ISKl*S SONti.
• T TNI NON. NM. NWNTOV.
They mid that I waa fair mJ bright,
Aisil bore nn* far awav—
YVsthin the Sultan's lialla of light,
A glittering wretch to >ui ,
They bore rise o'er tin* dreary sea,
_ ^ h-re the dark wild billows loam—
Nor beard the aiglis I heaved for thee,
Mjr own—tay rinldito id’s Koine!
^ kev deck my arms with jewels rare
That glitter in the ann,
Atul braid with pearls toy long black luir-a
1 weep when all is done!
I’d thr*n all, for one bright hour
Free and hWtitHcd to r*i»t»i ;
I'd givutbem all, for one tarct (lower
t roan thee—in* childhood's home.
kring my low. tones' harp, and bid
My voice tbe notes pir»| mg—
Ami «sft my soul is handily chnl
Wlieu te»rs succeed to song:
Alas' rar lip can aing mi more.
When o'er isi spirit cot no
[The att ains 1 beard in thee of y Tre,
My own—my childltood’a home!
for i/trn, tbe long lost sixotis rise
Of happv siidcat t ear*—
I dare not hide my streaming eyes.
Yet cannot cease from t -at*:
I ace the Jiorcli where wrartlv
My mother sits and wrens—
II »^« thf roucti tlirir muljr
My little* brother sleeps.
I see tlie flowers 1 loml t-» tend.
Lie Uu.gle.1 no tlie earth;
1 hear tin- men y voice* blend—
Muse old com pa .ions' mirth!
Ob' what to me orr (third hall*.
Rich mtmcnii, jewel* rurr *
I’d rather live in cairn walla.
And breathe the mountain air.
//*" e the hot heavy winds are *till,
1 he hours nnviarit-il tau,
I Oli Foe the sunshine on the lull_
The dew up-in the gra**'
Oh! for tlie tool resounding shore,
1 he dark blue riser’* I' mm f
Shall my lick heart ne’er mt them itnrr1
Wo! for my chihilioud’* home!
intent fence.
From fV Ballitwtre fiazett- of .fuy *5.
c have before stated, that a I*oconi<>iivc
Steam Engine, constructed h* the celebrated
Mr. StephoMon, of Liverpool, England, has
been imported by the Baltimore and Susque
hanna Kail-Road Company, to lie used on
lllal Hoad, was named the UtrmUL 1'roru ir
**rwl exfierimcnU made with the Herald, it
T was ascertained that the wheels were not a
• dapted to pass, with the desirable facility,
: along or over the short curves in the rail
si ways of the first seven or eight miles of the
■ road. Some alterations and additions have
■ been made, with a view to obviate that difii
I culty and adapt the eugine to tlie road, which
■ have been eminently successful—among the
9 additions is an ingenious and valuable iui
• M provement in the construction and manager
wm nsent of the journals to give play to the axle,
I invented by Mr. Isaac knight, which has
■ greatly assisted in giving the desired facility to
I the wheels in turning the short curves. ’
UTchad the pleasure yesterday, of being one
Hof^ftfirty who were conveyed in a cur atta.li
B«d^^^be Herald, from tlie I)e|iot on North
.^Ijptreet to the Green Spring. The Locomotive
Jfwai under the direction of Mr. JOHN LAW
^BON, the Engineer who accompanied it from
j^Briglaml. and certainly never w as any piece
Machinery managed with more expertness
.'•jM ability. I t wav equally surprizing and grat
mg to witness the facility with which the
Engine passed along the curves, soinc of which
^verc less than 40*1 feet radius, up an ascent
111 less uian ie«-t in the imie, ami soius
aa great and even above forty feet,
the cautious, but capable and vigilant
cer, exercising w ith apparent ease the
perfect control over its movement, ad
I its *j»ced to the *UUs of the road, les
! it on approaching a noull curve, and
wing it where the road u straight, «*t**|c
t instantly, and as 401ckly resuming a
motion.
c first ten miles of the rood, which in
1 all the difficult curve*, was travelled
rds m forty-five minutes—includingtwe
stoppages of one or two iniuutei
—the remainder of the distance, about
biles and h half, which is more direct ir
but ascending about thirty feet in thi
was passed over in thirteen minutes. I
lowrver very evident, the engine couk
moved with much greater rapidity, cvei
the curve*, had it not been restnunei
ie caution of the Kngineer. under th<
c of ths Directors who were of the party
e result of the experitn* nts gave cntin
ction to all who witnessed it, that thi
dions designed by one of the vigilant Di
rs, and executed by American mechanics
so well adapted this boautiful, powerful
nsily managed l.ngu.e, to the road 01
b it is to lie used, that there will he m
sity to seek for or use any other kind o
•#C power, cither for the conveyance o
ngers or tonnage.
aeref rs«r.—Montlort Shiites, F.v|. o
1 Carolina. has resigned the oflfoe of Oo
< of that State, having accepted the ip
ovent of ('ommiisioiier to treat with tin
n tribes, eonferred on him by the Prrsi
of the United States. In hiorth Caroh
ere is no l.ientenant Governor, the eon
ion directing that in tlw event of a va
' occurring in the Gubernatorial office
peaker oTthe Senate shall perform it
*. It is said that the Speaker (D. I
rell, Rsq.) refuses to serve, in eonst
tr of it* interference with his private at
As the constitution makes no othr
•km for the ease, the good people c
I Carotins must tie without an Rxecu
»®r*r untii the meeting of the next Ij»
ture,—« matter of not much imp>rtt'ic
■dmary times, hut which might, unde
eiretiinstances, be attended with dm
lhie and sen**** consequence*.
f firfinian.
ie city of Mobile has elected Maj. I toga
•sstor, and Henry f h na'ieriam and I
reedin, Rvqrs representative* tn the slat
latisre of Alabama
letter from Fsris, dated July IS, *t*t#
—Mr. RIih leaves us to-morrow, fv
and -he wifi ri«it l.orvd'/tv, take a rapi
of Ragland, enethe most striking poo*
‘•Aland, k return to France 10 Sepiembei
'■ill 1 all from He*rc about the 1st October
From Ike .New York lunette.
Hie lurk I''** smile of molaucholy—tin
gruu visage of despair—the doubtful'pliy »i
oguomy and the fitful, uncertain glances of
the passerv-by—are now metamorphosed, u>
• t by magic; and once more has the accus
tomed reigti of hilarity, comfort, and peace,;
(been restored to us. The citizens arc now ,
Khi the alert,—business is reviving,—the lor-*
; mcrly detestable noise of Uie carl lias now I
' become inu*ic to us,—ami each aouud of re- ■
■ velry or mirth, however onoe avoided, come- |
, to us as a grateful relief to the monotony so '
lately prevalent. ' j
People wullc now with firmer nerves,— |
tlveu- imagination u not so prolific of “dire !
mishap*,"—-fancy is no lunger engaged in ;
changing ©very noise or pain into cholera cf-!
feds,—and premonitory symptoms are dailv
\ getting less rife.
| Doctor* go a begging,—their *hop* now
present hit a * beggarly account ut empty j
Hexes, —and the ten thou*:viid Itomco* ot *
our city have now a time to read or lounge_ i
] to walk on the iiatlcry, or to stay nt home_t
Ilow truly has Solomon sui-l that there is a*
itime for every thing—a time to dance, to sing |
an«l to weep. Death, wc hope, has held hi* j
” high carnival,”—the w ail of hi* victims i* I
in our ear*, and Uie ground over thuir graves!
i* yet fresh. M*y tiie green grass grow ui *
luxuriance over their *i!eut sc put lire*.
I he Park Hospital i* closed——other* are
! likely to be shortly—and wc hope Hygcia ha»
| Usurped her throne and sceptre,
i How prolific is rrtlei lion on Ibe past state >
of our city! How many death-grasp*_half
uttered farewell*—mi-ury and wo untold, to
gether with the tuunifoid parting* of dear re
latives and fro-ml*. have taken place I Ilow t
many in perfect health ut the rising of the j
sun, have rcj*o**-d quietly iu Uie uurk ami I
noisome charnel-house before its setting, their
heads lar below tin* attention* of mortals. |
and vnhie.et to imtliiaia- .sv« C. ...I i.i . . ..cl
j the ttuinp ol the archangel!
May the piotJncn of c»«m1 avert the raver
Jsion of Midi a calamity . But it » rapidly
I parsing orf ; and we should hail the event w ith
uudisseiubied gratitude and thanksgiving.
f ,'°,m the I 'tided States Gazette.
i ” c ^uvr ••••fore us » Ifttrr fi.nu laouiirillc,
h murky, dated August ISlIi, IRJ2 The writer, ;
' *l>o iv * blisine.a man, and who**.- stylvc Iiiwrli. I
a little ol the alligator, says, “llw .cto lias played ;
J the 1) ■— I w ith the western coutilrv — wheat was*
I * *hu»t tune since 75—it ia now 37 J ” lie adds: I
( “ As you no doubt are pretty much in the
dumps, I w ill tell you the subject of a carica
ture about to be published brre; but first to
the story, which 18 true:—A farmer in this
neighborhood has a stupid negro, whom he
set to ploughing, but not liaving much faith in
bis judgment, told him, ‘Joaey, you sec that!
cow ?* 41'es massa.’ 4 Well', then, plough
up to the cow.* ‘Vet massa.’ After these'
explicit directions, the master left the field. I
, As long as the cow stood still, Josey ploughed
as straight as a shingle ; but the cow had
whims of her own, and would be promrnad
injg the field, and Josey after her ; so instead
ot making straight furrows, Josey made them
of all sorts of angles, round and square, short
and long, aente and obtuse, fc.c. So inueh
for following the row. Now, savs you, where |
is the application?—Jackoonbm.
I hope the Beiinsy l\ ania Joweys will not
plough up to the cow."
From the Paris Correspondent of the .V. V. Cou
rier and F. t-pui ct.
1 he liberation of the Viscount Chafeaubri
| and, M. Hyde de Neuville, and the Duke de
hits James, is now of eo.ne days standing.
Of the three the Duke has evinced the most
firmness, the Viecount tbe most activity, and
M Hyde the most devotion. On tbe libera
non of M Hyde, he went bkr a good Catho
lic to mass, to perform th»- duties prescribed
°y k's religion. The French journals with
, ¥er> few exceptions repeal this act with seve
j rmi absurd additions, for the purpose of bring
ing him into ridicule. I need not remark
upon the extreme want of generosity evinced
by tins proceeding Immediately after tbe
raising of tbe siege of I'sristhe three Drpu
,,r*» uari.icr laj.*, |.abni«rre and Cilxt,
igaintt wlumi warrants of arrests had been
issued, prrwj.ted themselves before the pro
per tribunal, for the purpose nl declaring
j their readmeis »o meet ar.y charge which
might be brought against them. No such
charge, however, has jet been made, and!
, they are atdl at liberty. The editor of the
National, M. Arnssnd Carrel, find* it atill eon-,
1 j venieot to tcinmn m his r.oncralment, not
1 wishing to add another unit to the 1,600
I prisoners now confined in Pant for political ■
i offences.
I In the tresty of mirmge between the
Princess Louise, of Orleans, and King Leo
pold, of Belgium, it Its* been stipulated
that the whole of the children are to tie edu
: cated in the Catholic religion. With tins
■ | view a dispensation has been obtained from
> I the Pope, which, while it satisfies the Krcnch
1 (government and the llelgian people wlio are
almost esclusivrly Catholic, becomes also so
’ indirect recognition of King Leopold liy the
' Pepsi See It has been ssul that the mar
' : ceremony is lo take place on one if
,the three great days of the anniversary ol
: July, but as C impeignw is to be the scene nl
f, festivities, and as l,ooi* Philip could not well
■ j be sbsent front Pans during the celebration
- nf the events which raised him to the throne,
• ' there is probably some mistake in the details
- | The preparations for the three days* fete are
■ already begun, and smnng oilier incidentally
' which it is to be distinguished is the giving
- sway in mtrriage of sixteen young women,
, I the daughters of individuals who fell m the
s | cause of liberty, each of whom is to receive
• I a dower af 2UU0 francs from the public tree*
- surv.
The people ef this country begin at length
r j to see the importance ofsteam navigation —
f A company has just been started on rather a
• magnificent acale, for I lie purpose of estab*
' hshiog several great lines of mmmut.icstiun
r by stesm, the first of which ha* for its estreme
r point the port of Havre on the Atlantic aide
r ; of the kingdom, ami that of Maraedlea m the
j Medi'etranean. I'lir intermediate porta at
i which the*r vessels »tr lo '(iirh are Naotra,
, Ho»deaus. IH'ioa, I s Lofi.gue, Oporto, Lie
n , bon, (,'alis. tiibraltar, Malaga, V ale hoc, liar,
I. ' crluns, still Cette it ia etpected that the
e soysge will be effected in abosst fifteen days.
\ not her kne is tn be from Warsedlea to Na
j pies, touching at Nice, (senne, Leghorn, ami
s | t’ivita Varh i; and s th rd is to be from I ou*
e tots to Algiers, tew*liing,at one of two pouits
d oo the hpamsb coast.
is j Between Parts and Lmdos, ivtconsequence
.of an srrsw(r»eynt between the two govern
r. meats, we are also to have more frequent and
more expedition* communication. We ititrr
'•ubrrto bad but four poet* in the week, but
liencefortb we are to have a daily rstafrtte,
an which I have to congratulate myself, in
•vmuch as uiy letters w ill often reach you two
Java vooncr than by the present preposterous
tj stem.
”- ■ - ‘ 1 - - . g'l.— 1- 1
The Trmreiler,
FIRST IMPULSIONS OF KlItuPK
at s. r. wiliiv
V.orr #/■ l.\r .1/ ihtr nuu\m—.V.rr— Ftnu^-a' acr
x icr 'if • I/,./ iu 7Vm-*, . Irt U- IhicUetm »f . t'U
tiia /‘itm ipuliitf tj .Mutuun— fi.'tioa
“ S.V il'tiiu — /‘niun if //« -/htui' »»/" t V
fmiifiu*—
The health magistrate arrived at an early i
hour in iho morning ot «»ur departure from !
the lazaretto of \ dlu Franca, lie wav nc-!
'oRipami-d by a phyvieiiiii who was to direel •
the fumigation. Ti e iron pot wa* placed in
me centre ot the chamber. our e'oth,*» were
iprwod out Upua the la'll*, :uk! the window*|
•hut. The chlorine soon filled the room, und
it* detestable odour hecauie »<• intolerable, I
that wc forced the door and rushed pa«t tlnv
n uliiiel into the open air, nearly autiocaled. |
This farce over, wo were permitted to cra
9atk, and rimming tin jiuint, put into Nice.
1 ue Mediterranean rum* Krneefullv into
the rrrscent* d *hore« of tin- lovely bay, and!
High lulls lean away from the skirt* of the
tow n in one unbroken dope of eultiv ation to the i
top. I urge, ham!-o,m- budding* face you on
he long *p,ay a* you approach, ami while
honueys, ami hail conrcalrd part* of rmin* ,
try houses anJ Mipurh villa*, ap|iear through
the olive st'd orange tier#, with which Hie
whole amphitheatre is covered We landed
trnid a crowd of half n.ked idlers, and were
toon at a hotel, where we ordered the best !
tireakfsst the town could atlord.and sat down
nnce mote to clean cloths and unrepulsive'
food.
As we ros* from the table. a note, edeed '
with black, ami enveloped with considerable
circumstance, was put into my hand by the
roaster of the hotel. It waa an invitation j
Irom the governor to attend a funeral service, '
lo be performed in the cathedral that day at
ten o'clock, for the " late queen mother Ma
ria Thcresc, arch duchess of Austria.’’ Won
lering not a little hots I came by the honor,
I joined the crowd flocking from all parts of
the town to see the ceremony. The central
Joor was guarded by a file of Sardinian sol
dirrs j and presenting my invitation to the
Liflicer on duty, I was banded over to the mas
ter of ceremonies, and shown to an excellent
seat iu the centre of the church. The win
dows were darkened, and the candle of the
sltarnotyet lit* and by the indistinct light |
that came in through the door, I could dis-1
tinguish nothing dearly. A little ailver bell
tinkled presently from onr of the side chapels,1
and boys dressed in white appeared with long 1
tapers, and the house was soon brilliantly il
In mi dated. 1 found myself in the midst of a
ctowd of four or five hundred ladies all in 1
deep mourn<ng. The church was hung from
the floor to the roof in black cloth, ornament
ed gorgeously with silver; and under th«
large dome, which occupied half the ceiling,
was raised a pyramidal altar, with ' tripods
supporting chalices lor incense at the four
corners, a walk round the lower base for the
priests, etui something in the centra, sur
rounded with a blaae of light ■ representing
figures weeping over a tomb. The organ
commenced pealing, there was a single beat
of the drum, and a procession entered. It
was composed of the military of Nice, and
the civil and military officers, all in uniform
»nd court dresses. The gold and ailver flash
ing in the light, the tall plumes uf the Sar
dinian soldiery below, the solemn music aod
the moving of the censers from the corners of
the altar, produced a very impressive efTVct.
As soon as the procession had entered, the
fire was kindled in the four chalices; and as
the white smoke rolled up to the roof, an
antlirm commenced with the full power of
the organ. The singing was admirable, and
there was one female voice in the choir of
singular power and sweetness.
The remainder ol the service was the usual
ceremonies of the catholic chuich, and I a
mused myself with observing the people
shout me. It was little like a scene of mourn
ing fbe officer* gradually edged m between
the «eata, and every woman of the least pre
tensions to prettiness was engaged in any
thing but her prayers for the soul of the late
arch duchess. Home of those, the very young
S'lfls, were pretty; and the women ot thirty -
ive or forty apparently were hoe looking;
hot except a decided air of style and rank,
the fairly grown up belles seemed to n»e of
•mall attraction.
I ssw little else in Nice to interest me. I
wandered about with mr friend the surgeon,
laughing at the ridiculous figures and villain
ous uniforms of the Sardinian infantry, and
repelling the hrggais who radiated tout from
every Corner i and having traversed the ter
race for a mile on the top* of the houses next
the aea, unravelled all the lanes of the old
town, ami admired all the splendour of the
new, we dined, and got early to bed, anxious
t« sleep once more between sheets, and pre
pare for an early start ou tbe following morn
mg
"’• were on llie roail to t.enos with the
first gray of the dawn—the surgeon, a French
officer, myt'-lf. and three psaaengera of a
courier barouche. We wete climbing up
mnontsina and sliding down with locked
wheel* for several boors by a road edging an
precipice*, and overhung by tremendous
rocks, and descending at last tn ilte aea lavcl,
we entered .t/m/«re, a town of llie little p,*in
> cipality of .1 tun<K» — Having paid out teen
I ty ansM tribute to tin* prince sf a territory
, "o' larger than a Kentucky farm, we were
i suffered to er»s* hi* border* once more into
Sardinia, having pasted through a whole
I state to lea* than half an hour.
It is impossible tn conceive a route of more
grandeur than thi* famous mad along the
, Mediterranean f, urn Nice to (leuoa. flu
near a lion lied ami fifty mile*over the edgrt
1 <>f mountain*, bordering Hie aea the wind*
| divtanee The road ■* rut into the sides ol
, 'he precipice, often hundred* of fret perpem
j dieular abave llie sorfare, descending some
| tunes into the ravines formed by the nu
uieroua riser* that cut their way In the sea,
and mount mg iminrdiaiely sga-nto the loftiest
I summits, ft is a dtray business from begin
•ung tn end I her* i* mi parapet usually,
I •ttd there arc thousands of places where hall
I • ** sine" by a timid horse would drop yon at
once some hundred fathoms upon rock* wet
I iy tbe spray uf every aea that breaks opoa
| 'be shore. The burliest little neats of sal
| tie* he between that ran be conceived. Vos
•ill awe w green spot, ante* below you, m
turning the face of a rock; and right In the
nude, like a handful of plaster models on a
carpet, cluster* of housc«,tying quietly in the ,
warm southern exposure, embosomed in eve
ry thing pleasing to the eye, the mountain
sidra cultivated in a Urge circle around, and j
tbe ruins of an old castle to a certainty on
the eminence above you. You descend and .
descend, and wind it hi the curve* of tbe
abory, losing ami regaining sight of it con
•tantiyv Adi entering at a gate, on tits sea
level, you find yourself in a Glthy, narrow,
half-white-washed town, with a population of,
beggars and soldiers; not a respectable citi* i
zen to be seen from one end to the otlter, nor
a decent house. It is so all through Sardinia,
l'be towns from a distance lie un the most !
c&quisi'rly chosen spots possible. A river
comes down from the hills, and washes tbe
wall, the uplands are always of the choicest ,
shelter and exposure; you would think man
ami nature had conspired to complete its con
venience sod beauty.
As we got further on towards (ienoa, tbe
valleys became longer by the sea, and lire
road ran through gardens down to lire very
beach, of great richness and beauty. It was '
new to me to travel for hours among grove* <1
orange and lemon trees, laden with bulb fruit
and flower; the ground beneath covered with ]
the wind fall*,like an American apple orchard.
1 never saw auch a prolusion of fruit. Tbe
trees were breaking undcr'the nelt yellow
clusters Among other things there were
hundreds of tall palms, spreading out their
broad fans in tbw sun, apparently perfectly
strwng and at home u.ilder this warm sky.—
They are cultivated as nrnaroeats for tin*
chinches on sacred days.
I cslight some half dozen views on the way
that I shall never get out of my memory At
one place particularly, I thii.k near Kcnale,
we ran round the corner of a precipice by a
road cut right into the f»ce of a rock, two
hundred feet at least above the level of the
ses, and a long view burst upon us at once
VI a sweet green valley, stretching hack into
the mountains at far as the eye could go, with
three *»r four small towns, with their white
churches, just checkering the broad sweeps
of verdure, a rapid river winding through its
bosom, and a back ground of the Piedmont
ese Alps, with clouds halt way up their aides
and snow glittering in the sun on their sum
mits. Language cannot describe these scenes
It is but a repetition ofepitlietato attempt it
You must come and aee them to feel how
much one loses to live always at home, and
raid of such things only
l'he courier pointed out to us the place in
winch Napoleon imprisoned the l‘«»pe of
Itome: a low house surrounded with a wall
close upon the sea, stul the house a few miles
from Genoa, believeS to have been that of
Columbus *
We entered Genoa sn hour after sunrise, by
a noble gate, placed on the western extremi
ty of the crewcenlcd harbour- Thrnce to the
centre of the city was one continued succes
sion of sumptuous palaces. We drove rapd
ly along the smooth, beautifully paved streets,
snd my astonishment was unbroken until we
were set down at the ho'cl. Congratulating
ourselves on tbe hindrances which bad con
spired to bring us here against our will, we
took coffee, and went to bed for a few hours,
fatigued with a journey more wearisome to
I tie booy than the mind.
I have apent two day* in merely wandering
shout Genoa, looking at the exterior of tbe
citv- It is a group of lull*, piled with princely
palaces. I scarce know bow to commence a
description «.f it. If there were hot one of
these splendid edifice*, or If I could isolate •
singie palace, and describe it to you minute
ly. it would be easy to convey an impression
of the surprise and pleasure of a stranger in
Genoa. The whole city, to use the expres
sion of a French guide bonk, " retpire /a
magnificence"—breathes of splendor! The
grand street in which most of the palaces
stand, winds round the front of a high trills
and the gardens and terraces are piled hack,
with palaces above thetni and gardens at J
terraces and palaces still above these,forming,
1 wherever you can catch a vista, the moat ex
quisite rising perspective. On the summit
..f • !... 1..11 .i»_ ...u. r___ . .
(icorgejand behind it a lovely open garden,
juvt now alive with million* of ro«r«, a foun
tain playing into a deep oval t>»*in in the
centre, and a view beneath and beyond of a
broad, winding valley, covcrfd w ith the coun
try Villa# nf (b« nobility and gentry, and
blooming with all the luxuriant vrgrtation o(
a southern clime.
Mv window look* out upon the palace of
.Indrtu ttsria, the great winner of the hr*t
glory of the (ienorwi and ju*t uo T me
float* an American flag, at the peak <4 a Ital
timore tchooner, ttivt •ail* to-morrow mom*
mg for the United State* —I mu«t clove my
Idler to tend it by her. I »li*ll remain in
tienoa a week, and will write you of itasplen
tlmir more minutely.
• fiiHriHantotiH.
•Sun n/c /mm /.err.-— At Toon toll, l»<t week,
till liMpieat wa* held ou the l.ody uf a young
wonitin, i.iiuml \l try Ann (/iilcott It up.
pcared th.it aim had wen ard< idly attached
, to a young uian narmd Uuti bin*, who Wav
found drowned iu the river a few weik* ago.
Sloe* tin n aim had been m a Mate of «l< »jioii
denry, and wa* very antiou* to learn tin ex*
»n| *|M»t of the nvi r in a hu h the body of In r
k»*rr wa* found, and frequently «p*.kt of hi r
wiah Iodic, aud drlennioed not to live, in a
waudi ring manner. tin W ednewlay weiuug
tier l»udy w a* diarotrred floating in tin- river
near the *pot whore lluh hm» wa* found
droant'd, and tb..uj. ilw wa* mtu to move
when first obnervcd by an old woman, who
cave an alarm, befor* »bc c«.uM be got out
life wa* extinct. II*r bounet wa* hanging
on a gate im *r the *pnt, her shawl and sitoee
I and a relig.ou* tra* I, lay on the ground. A
Coroner’* loqoct Wav lie Id on tht body, and
( returned a vci.Ik t - T t uipi ary dr range me nt.
She wa* buried at the * xpenxe of the tatlier
, r unhappy lover, and laid at the one
<f ive. A large concourse of person* attend*
*<l the funeral, and rvmrrd Riuek Ire I mg for
J the unfortu alt lov« rv —! l.rdhmn Pm'i-t,
»1n Irish fW ft nf ihr 14./ ttnlorf,— Kit wa*
drr*-ed out in the pink of llte fukiaa at that
note (I:*•».) lie w a* Uteri whet they called,
| I bthe.e, a macaroni, and wa*lire »< rtof *t.i
: mat that i* now termed a dandy, lie had 1
| i'ttle hut, that would not goon a ploughman «
h*t; hi* hair w wa -tierlug down lit* back uvci
h» shoulder*, tlic button* of hi* rout wen
tlm xi/e of »aucepan*i |rj tl,r *kirt* nf hit
mat hung down behind to the mill of hi*
te^*. he bad two w •!• }■« *, or.e i»n i jrb m<1<
«uf Si* v* uuai *u 1 w ui.1o.at 'hat di) u Jl <*<mi
bit breast. sik1 light leather small-clothes that
raroe dou u l*el«»w tbc calf, and were f»»Wo«d
U.ere w ills liuuc'ucs of ribbons that were as I
big as c&uliflowrr*.—[£*gluA jMiprr. I
_ iar Tate.
ANNfcTTK I.AMAKNK.
MS 1. «. PHILLIPS, !•%.
A tender (Uiw'r, lltcnigb rsar'd with fowled twte, •
Scsrcr load »l resrli’tl the lulliit s» ot its blootu, |
A blighting cslr its oiH-ning beauties ervtip'd, I
And scatter’d all its sweet in sstotlie winds.
. f'{■hont.o, n 'i'rtigtdu. J
It was on a bright evening in the '
month of June, when my chaise stop
ped At the door of a neat hotel, in the
besutitul village of Germain, within
a few miles of Paris. I never shall lor-!
get mv arrival there; it was one of
those clear, calm, silent evening*, that,
seetu to lull every care that can agitate ,
the human soul into repose, and make J
man forget the anxieties ami viciftsi- ,
tudes of life. 1 had been seated in the
private parlor, into which I was shown !
by the landlord, but a short time, when ]
the door opened, and a pretty little girl. (
with a French complexion and black ,
eyes, entered the apartment; she was
dressed neatly in white, and apparent- '
ly with much" eare ; so much so, that 1
was induced to s*y—
Yoo are going to a wedding, mv
pretty lass?”
“ Oh. no sir,” replied the girl with
an air of melancholy, “I wish it were;
but it is to a funeial I am going.*’
“And whose funeral do you Attend?”.
I inquired.
“ Annette I.aranne's,” returned the
girl.
“ And who was Annette I.aranner”,
Annette—poor Annette,*’ trplied
the gul—h*r black eyes filling with
tears, •»! thought every body knew her
and her sad story.”
1 now betaine deeply interested ;
there was that in the manner of the
girl, which induced me to believe that
Annette’s was no common story; and
that belief was afterwards conlirmed. I
cannot give the tale in the artless and
touching way in which Maiie Beau
champ (for that waa the girl’s name.) i
told it. I wish 1 could; there was a
feeling in ifs artlessncas that no heart
could have restated; and many a time
when I looked upon the black eyes of
Marie, and aaw them filled with tears,
I passed my hand over my own, and
found they were likewise filled with
similar dropa ef sympathy and pity. I
There waa one lone beautiful cottage |
in Germain, inhabited by an old sol-'
dier named Laramie, his wife, and the!
lovely but unfortunate Annette. They'
were all happy—the parents of the
girl found felicity in that of their child,
aud their child happiness in that of her
parents. She was gay, young, inno
cent, and artless; every morning and
evening she walked in her smiling gar-)
den, supporting her aged parents, and
enlivening them with her lark like song;1
and there was not a lip in the village
that did not praise Annette Laramie,!
nor a heart that did not acknowledge
and admire her virturs. But clouds
came o\er the life of the fair girl, ar.dj
!allf»lkt»fll Iiai» lid i i.irt as. m i.r..l Ii.nl 4* I...
heart. Annette never knew sorrow,1
until she loved; and she felt it not
then, for young love ever hopes, and
the magic influence of hope steeps all
sorrow in forgetfulness. Felix I.e
Bland resided in the same village with
Annette, and was in every way worthy
,ol her affections ; they loved mutually’,
and were betrothed with the apprubu
lion of their parents. But Fate, which
never permits the stream of young af
fection to glide along without sonic a-1
gitating storm, had determined to pro
ven! their uniun, and 10b poor An
nctleof the jewel of her mind—her rea
son.
There was a beautiful grove in the
vicinity of Annette’s cottage, v*heie
often, after hav in® first walked in (lie
:garden with her parrots, she would
stray at the purple hour of evening
with her lover | then her young heait
was ever opened to receive his o ler
mgs of affection,«v»i ready to acknow •1
ledge them and yield their fund return.'
There is not it» life a more delightful
picture, than the pure lov e oft wo voung
and innocent beings, developed m eve
ry action of their existence; unsullied j
try gross thought, interest, or passion ;
regarding only their own loves; en
deavoring only to promote their own
happiness, and that of those by naluie
.or file lid ship rendered near and dear to
them.
One evening, as they were walking
in that grove, when nature seemed to
<smile more beautifully, and their own
hearts to thrwb more happy than they
were wont to do. the sky suddenly b*.
ramr overcast, and threairord a storm ;
it was not long before aloud and start
ling thunder clap told that the lent
pest spirit was abroad, and vivid light
mag played through the storm clouds
i that cwvared the bound less expanse of,
heaven.
*’ Haste. haa*e, Annette,** said Felix.
; "St awt bend our way home speed
»lj I it is our nearest shelter."
| 1'hey turned to do so, and had pro
gressed but a short distance, when
from tha clouds a bolt of lightning sue!
jdeniy flashed hr tor o them liko tho spi
rit of destruction. The hand of Fein,
n which that of Annette hail been af
ectionately clasped, lost its hold, and
he mw him fall ; she knelt beside him
0 ascertain the cause, and beheld hint
eared and lifeless. The lightning hat)
truck him ; and Felix—the guv. hap
*y. generous Felix, as* a corse!—
’"or Annette fell unconsciously by
iis side; when she recovered she wn#
mi lunger the happy and intelligent be
ng that once diffused gaiety and bap
linens through the village circle—but
1 maniac ! She was found by the neigh
>nrs sitting on the damp earth, with
behead of Felix pillowed on her breast,
kinging a song of lullaby, such as fond
nothcia waibte to win their infants tw
epnse.
Kverr henrt was pained when thw
ate of Felix, and the dreadful annihi
atiou of Annette's reason, were made
cnown ; and her aged parents felt that
ill their earthly happiness hsd fled
ore*er. The gay garden which thee
<>\rd, because thrir Annette had out
dated it,was neglected; and the bright
lowers that adorned it. were conceal
'd by the loathsome weeds that sprang
ip among them ; the song of innocence
kvas no longer heard in their cottage,
»nd there never was a more melaucbo
y change than that which was percept
ible in the once happy dnmicil of old
Dominique Laranne. Oh, who ear*
imagine a more grievous picture than
l!sat which the wreck of reason in tho
young and innocent presents? V hero
is the heart that would not ache, when
Deholding the eye that once sparkled
nith intelligence, fixed with luatrclcs#
ind y acant gaxe ? The dark and glossy
iiair ol a fair being, which once in grace •
rul curls flowed heautifully, and a
jorncu with iiowcrs bright and innocetr:
it herself, dishevelled, and wild ami
gloomy plants scattered among it; and
the brow, which once beamed will*
itniles of happiness, now contracted,
and denoting the total loss of mental
empire. It is an appalling tight; and
none that ever entered the cottage of
Laranne, after Annette's misfortune,
left it without aching hearts, or with
tearless eyes.—She would sit for hour*
together with her hands clasped, and
her eyes fixed on the wide heavens,
then she would sometimes cry —
44 You should never have smiled again
—you weie angry then, when the li
quid lire of your wrath fell upon him;
hut I shall see him again; but I shall
see him again—Oh! yes—I have often
seen him at night looking down through
the boundless blue upon me,and telling
me the tire spirit will soon come and
bear me to Kim.’*
And whenever a storm arose, aha
would fly into her garden, and aeem
ed to wait for the coming of the spirit
which she fancied in the hour of tho
tempest was to take her to Felix —
The old soldier and his wife looked
upon their poor demented girl with tho
tearless a»onv of broken hearts. They
never again beheld the roses of health
on her cheek, or the lustre of reason
in her ey e; but they saw her wither likn
the flower which slowest tlioops and
dies, and sink in death ere the sun of
eighteen summers had paeted over her.
Alter Marie had finished the story' of
poor Annette, she left the apartment.
•Scarce knowing what I did, I took my
hat and followed her to the cottage ok
the mourner*. In a few minute* tho
funeral procession came lion* the boost*
with the remains of the poor girl on a
bier, borne by villa^o girl* clad a* M*.
nr was. F.verv countenance indica
ted sorrow—every eye wa* filled with
tears, ’1 here was enough, heaven
knows, in the story of Annette Laranne.
to excite the deepest soriuw ; but il hu -
inanity needed a stronger appeal tcs
• empathy than her tale ofTerrd.it would
h«*. r been found, and itaforce arknowt •
edged, in ihe appearance of her parent*.
W eak with age, atdl more to wetli
grief, they tottered. 1 may say, in th*>
funeral train. I fie hoarv headed man*
supporting hit wife, “whose r\ery tit.
\cr hair complained of time ;** theic
couDtcnahcctbeapeaking broken heart*.
their groans of agnnrjrd grief—had I
not wept, I should ha\e felt myself let*
than human.
I followed Anrette I.aranne to the
and beheld her consigned t«»
tliat all concealing receptaele ot “ rot
fmed clay.** 't here w at no aeryiee
read ; the mourner*, for all were to,
stood in silence for some time around
the narrow place, and I felt that them
waa more eloquence and solemnity in
that, than in all the pomp ofgnef whir h
glitters around the obsequies ot tho
w ealth*.
Old l.sranne and his wife survived
their child but a short time. Tha next
time I went that wav, I visited tho
ihutch yard and saw their grave*, next
to those of Annette and Felix they
were all enclosed within a neat raif*
mg; and at the head of Annette'*
J;rave, there wav a white rove tree in
jII bleont. 1 was told that Marie
Heauc hamp had planted it there ; I ask -
ed her why ahe had done so, and she
answered thee—
“Annette was pare and beautiful*
•o ia the white issr , i er eaietenre sn
ab«*rt, that af the white rose is equally
fleeting.**

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