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"- : " 'fl p ' ' " u PAID TO ADVANCE, -v U .-- ; --:-''-'. ".; - ' '"'-r: . ' ,''' r- ' .' ' : : - i ' ' . ' .. r- - "T" T" ' " ' '' IV ' ' " " : : - ..... . ; , - .-',; . . ' -.r:Ti.:, , . . , " :" KM--"- 'Z;RAiAEiorandFioprito iti;t . 1 ' pAiffn o '; '' ! ; The boy's companions were tivo! littie bi il c M ':;.: .ruCUUlli ,. ry i,f eight fliid Vix jreiw; bcauiil m, in,.! mi t vr.iajiKaa! rV insfilgahd 'Id Wactlv Hire their' brother ;:,.Wtteo foi OiitM Amerlfcan. '. jn eVery featare, that 'they seemed f as .!' -:e 'goon:'KaU''JSleet.1,f ' Uerfect copies all but 'the 'long 'suiiny We'sdon shall jneet to? Parents, dear. . f Sopn soon,, to jthee I'll come, i-, . , ' And once again sweet hours I'M spend ; r With those, I love at home.; ,v ,. v . ... Ijong weary .monthB have passed away, . Bince we were called to sever. , The golden links hat bound us all, . , ; .' A "happy band together. "' - ; ; .- , We soon shall meet, my Brothers dear, ." Though parted for awhile. ' - With'oy,.thy loving hands I'll clasp, ' : Aria greet thy welcome smile ; '; ' '. ' , And o'ei the past fond memory's tear, ,', .i Wjlj oft in Bilence fall , r. ; While in sweet converse, side by side, . Will by-gone. scenes recall. .. .;-'', '! !.' '' :'' :'"'. , We soon shall meet my Sisters dear; , .. Vlur parting men win seem , f .... ; t Like a, sad Vision passed away j , A half remembered dream." ' v . ' The memory of thy faithful love, . . Has ver been to m6 ! ' ' ; A talisman of hope and joy, . To waft my thoughts to theeJ. ;.' ', ',;,.;-..!,:-;j.-.:' r-;1; .: ';-'': '' We soon Bhall meet, my friends so dear 5 , I fist for each loved voice : ' ' To' welcome back the absent one, ' f And make her heart rcjoicer ' " ' .'. Oh, may 1 find you faithful still , To friendship's sacred vow ; ' - t -': '-. And like the absent, feel the love," That still buroa bright, for you. ; . . Yet W' that bnght and happy hour,1 ' 1 One thought will cause a tCarj' ' ' " That in thnt happy household band - There's still avacant chaifi' ' "'x-' t:' But when life's pilgrimage is o'er, v. 1. And all earthV ties are riven : O may we then, all join in one j. , ' Unbroken band in Heaven. . M. S. S. . , .Charles-town, May 18, 1857k .ri . . Selected for the True American. ; ' 4 -a t! 1 tV t BY JiC. PRINCK. Nothing is lost, the drop of dew ; . That trembles on the leaf or flower fa but exhaled, to fall anew . -' i . In summer's thunder shower ; Terchance to shine within the bow That fronts the sun at fall of day ; .;. Perchance to sparkle in the flow , Of fountains far away. " i at ; The touchin? tones of minstrel art, The breathings of some mournful lute t Which we have heard with softening (v .. heart, :' Are not extinct whon mute. , , . , ;(JThe language of some household song. , , Perfume of some cherished flower CiX; Hfw ;.' t-.f ,! , :! v4 - - : , - -!Bd with our words, or harsh or kind. ! n-When uttered, are not all forgot; ..They leave some trace upon the mind , :i , rass on, but perish not, , '. As they are spoken, so they fall : Upon the spirit spoken to, ... ' ,:8corch itlike drops of. ..burning gall, , :.r.. Or soothe like honeydpw. Flo with dur deeds, for good or ill, X' 'They have their power Scarce under :. stood ; . h i .. l . ;.tuThen'let us use our better will : ' To make them rife with good ' i! I. Ikfl clrclM on- a. lake thev go. t-;:t' h jting wjthin ring, and pever stay,; i t (.) that our deeds were lasnioneu so 8, :;,,J.fwy H,fft.!9;" .Thnn inn ihmm lesser things ne'er die. ' " ' T . .1. I 1 , ''-Say, shall" that suppliant for the sky 'i l- VThe greater human soul ! r .:;t.;-.- liUL worn, oeruuu uur uuu uuutiui. i-i e .k i... :. ,.Ah no it still will spiirn the past,. And search the future for its rest, -Joyfu) ifu be found at last ., . - Uh tb redeemed and blest. X Thrilling Sketch. .;t: THE YOUNG V0YAQEE8, Or Piloted by Providenos , v , ' BAyMOKp. bc'-V'... ri.':v'f.l'' " " Jennie sisters. ' ' Tpome aboard , ray .ship and we'll have a dotted -wiiU .bright'! green specks. " ; The .jolly' nice sail this "afternoon, I'll be a colored water--which appeared from the -ea captain, like my father, .and Bhovy cove only -'-.like 'a harrow Btrlp 'divi ;you how be, sails that great packet' ship ding the white surf. fron . tho" deep azure , .accDsa, 1 the icean.'.. pomei girls get in- of the ocean beyond expanded . into a Annie. yotf shall be my mate, and; little broad .belt ' of "several piles in , wdth. . Jennie shall be coolj: and steward.' i ; ". Bnt with, the fine breeze arid strong out ,! ' The speaker was a hahdsomia fair Iiair- set of tbe tide, the. boat -.sped on j while 'ieil rosy'cheeked boy, with bright laugh- the novjelty of their position.and the natu ' jjhg, blue ''.eysV'bdu't ten years "bid, who ral excitement induced by; it, caused the l lduring his address, was busily :pgiigcd jn time apd space to fly past! unheeded by rigging jhfi.? rowtv. an4'-;aUi to.., ship's the young voyagers, and a sudden droad launch, which was made fast to the beaph cams v upon them-as having gained the t i flii one bif those secluded Picturesque lit- blue water they, looked buck towards the ;.; i'tleoove,!or jnlets with which 'thev-south shore and -saw Ihe hills, fields,! houses , i shore of Long Island between Fire Island and orchards all blending, growing indis- ' Vand iRockawav ia so Blentifullv: inden r. . . -i.r--.--y- -., . rinelets of Jils 'exqiiisite face. 1 . Annie ihe elder girl, bounded lightly into the boat at ber brother's first invita tion, and began assisting him about, the sail. But littld Jennie who was tugging1 along a "great basket filled with pies sweet cakes and fruits which they had brought from a beautiful cottage not far off, for a little pic-nic dinner hesitated and held back in silence, till her brother urged her again, to get into the boat, when she be gan to argue with him thus : Oh Willie, don t let ui go in the boat to-day ! There , is so much , wind and we might be , A " You are a little coward, Jenny, to be afraid " . interrupted the' you ng captain impatiently. It is the pleasantest day we've bad in a month ; and it's so late in the fall, that if we don't go. to-day, I'm sure we shall not get another cliance this year. Come Jennie, don't be frightened jump in !-.-. . " Oh I'm not at all afraid brother." and child as she was, little 1 Jenney's cheeks glowed for a few moments, with a deeper vermilion tint at the implied ques tiou 01 ner courage oy ner oromer. 1 am not in the least afraid, Willie. But you know mother has often told us that we . '' . 1 w must not go in the boat when it blown hard ; all I'm- afraid of is disobeying her." " Then voir may come into the boat without fear, sister ; for mother told me I might sail this afternoon, not five min utes before we left the house." . ? Yes I know that, Willie ; but that was two hours ago when it wn9 almost calm. It blows n great deal harder now, and! am sure mother would not like us to go away from the shore in the boat, when there is such a high wind. Oh, nonsense Jenny ; 1 have been all about the cove when it blew a great deal hardef than this. Mother ybu know, says I am the best sailor along the coaBt, and just as well able to judge when the wealber is ht to go on a cruise as she is. Come sister, we can't get drowned for the water is so shallow now, at ebb tide, and with this west wind, that we could wade anywhere about the cove." ; JT. : Thus pursuaded Jenny passed her bas ket to her. brother,, and then clambering into the boat herself, she took a seat be side Annie, in the stern sheets, and soon the launch was under way, , v: . She was a great heavy, clumsy boat all of her class usually are with a single lug sail of heavy canvas;' altogeth er illy calculated for a pleasure craft. But Little Willie 1 Walton managed her with consumate skill for 10 young a com man I der, and they had made several stretches across the cove, when as they were pas sing the inlet that opened out seawards, Am)ie.g resleJ lhfl bright b, wafe, ,be Allanti f 0lit 6b on( tfe discolored water along.the .oastf and clapping .her hands with a suddenfecsta- cy of infantile joy she exclaimed: .- 0. Willie. Willie 1 Let usgo out there and sail on the beautiful blue ocean Won't it be grand T so much prettier than this little, dirty cove with the bare sand banks all about us. ' ". v" " ' Willie sprang to his feet, and gazing out into the offing, his bright eyes lit up with the enthusiasm caught from his sis ter's words, and he in'stantty replied: " We'll iro out ithere, and liave a glo- rioua sail iust like the great ships and steamboats that we see' go by." ... ,M Oh: don't go out . there,, brother 1 .' interposed little Jennie, her , cheek grow inS Pale a the delicate lilly. . ' Don't go, e ' wowep.; wia 00 augry. wuu u. 1 f 1 1. n . ... 11 A r n ailrtk tlltrifr' TfinnV v iTiutuci 1 nui w n I n i j p v. Icne win no prouu oi US, w mm have been out on the big ocean all. afone. lean verv easilv come back with the flood tide that'll soon be setting in.'?i And without farther argument, . the reckless boy put his helm up, eased off the sheet, and awar out through the inlet towards toe line or the blue water, ouisiub weni . .. . . . r " , i, . . the launch, s hurried along before , the strong breeze, which added (q the strength of the last auftrter ebb. bore her away at a speed that soon sunk the yellow sand ndge to a mere, line! along me margin o the , wide' ocean,' and the white nonages wtih tho y enitian blinds into toy bouses, - tinct.' and fading awav in the distance. i: ' , 'fherd was a. sense "( of lonely tittcf helo- cbofcir . t(j mtvitait . nlcrfsis; pftrafurc; Hricircc( '' anb lesness, suddenly shadowing tlieic bright 'visions :,add 'tjter0vW9! -.rfprlil ofc pW thos in little' Jerny'S sweet tow. voice, as she laid her hand gently- upon her broth er s arm. anu looking up into nis eyes, whispered; :. ;.'..-.; ;X ! " O, Willie Jet us go home, Mother would feel very bad if she knew, we had come away out here.!' : Willie bent down his head and kissed his sister's fair pale cheek, as he replied, V.We will go back home, Jenny, was naughty to come out so far from the land. But, don't cry sister. f I am very sorry. Don't blame ine I couldn't help it ; I do love the sea so much." , No we won't blame you, Willie only let us hurry back; for yonder is a terri ble black cloud, coming in the west and I am afraid if we do not " . The child',8 speech was intertupted by a groan of anguish from her brother. whose eye for the first time, had been di rected towards a bank OS dark murky clouds heaving lip in the .western board, by his Bister's remark;. and at the very instant that his. vision first rested upon the black pall, a chain of brilliant zigzag lightning rose quivering along its upper edge and a few moments later there came to their ears the low muttered roar of far off thunder.', The young captain had hauled his little vessel by the wind, but the clumsy thing lay broad off under her ill fitted sail, lie- sides, the wind, which she had scarcely felt while running off before it. had now increased so much that she- heeled over till there ,was great clanger of. her caosi zing, to prevent which, Willie, assisted bv his two sisters, set about . reefing t he sail. ' . ..: '.;. This was soon accomplished, and again the boat wa&teered as close as she would an. which At best was little better than either points, so that with her great lee way, Willie soon found that, in spite of his utmost skill, his craft was drilling rapidly out to sea. Nearer and nearer rolled on the embat tled legions of black storm clouds; louder came the , fearful thunder crashes ; more vi vid gleamed the red lightning's flash ; windier the shrieking gule swept by, howling and screaming dread notes of ter ror to the young voyager?. I he water which in .with the. land was quite smooth began to heaVe up in' huge, foam-crested waves, here and there all a around them, curling' over and breaking all feather-white in long lines of snowy, hissing spray. Great round drops of rain came patting down in tho water', and pelt ing on the th waits and gun-wales of the boat with asharp, clicking noise that smole startling dismal ou the ears of the three little Ocean .wanderers.. Young'as ! he was, Willie retained, in his mind much of what he had heard his father relate at various times in regard to the management of a ship in a gale ; ana the knowledge which he had thus gained in theory,' now! stood him in good stead. Ho had heard of keeping a ship before it in a squall, and of scudding in a gale and the dull-sailing, clumsy boat was his ship... The theory which he had learned, he proceeded to put into practice; and when the first ma gust ot , the yelling tornado fell upon the launch, she was go ing off dead before the wind otherwise her sail would have been blown away, or she would have been swamped in an in stant. As it was, she went Hashing on through the wild; storm and screaming surges, scudding away, right out into ihe mighty wilderness of waters. . Ten, fifteen minutes went by, and still the war of elements went on in all its ter rible fury ; and still the braye little fellow stood there at the belm, bare headed, his cap blown away, his clothes dripping with watt r, and steady to his purpose, steered his tiny bark on away before the fierce, howling blast..- , - - -L . ? Once only he faltered, and that was when the launch quivered for a moment on the ercst of a mighty surge, and then went reeling and plunsing.standing almost on end. do wn into the hissing vortex of the liquld ravine.v Thqn, a single, quick cry of horror escaped the boy's lips ; but the next moment, Jenny crept up to his side, laid her hand upon his shoulder, and spoke in a low soothing tone, that almost instantly called back his confidence, ini elicited from his lips a cry, of admiiation for .his sister s heroism. - 1 " "Don't be frightened , dear Willie," snokfi the liltle angel ,;-'Mother says that God Watches over people that live on the Bea.' And don't you remember, brother, how often our ' dear mother has told us that Jesils loved little children T If God watches over lis,. and Jesus loves lis, we shall be safe. ; So don't be afraid Night dark, wild and gloomf nighl, enmo clown UDon the world of waters andstill tliQ terrible tornado . raged in all its Thorrors of 'wind,, lightning, rairt ; and thunder : and there, . in their trail, open boat, we, will leave' thehaplcss .young v'dj'Rgers" speedy bnand ; away .right out into the very henrt of the vast Atlanfic- Ve will bid them, adieu, and glance back to their home to their fond mothor, ren dcred 'cjesplato''! heart by the dread U 1 . .1 .1 11 .'riS ' l lami'.v inai lias I'.men upon ner in tue iosr of 'herchildren'! v , V ; Tr !TT1; -7.' I : At the moment when the children first embarked! Mrs. Walton had glaiced out towards the cove, and for a few minutes she watched- them with all 'a mother's fond pride, as she saw therh - sailing .to and fro on the quiet waters of the bay ; and then some visitors balled, and she for got her children till just as the storm came down, when a neighbor came rushing in with the heart-rending intelligence, that the launch had been seen only a few mi nutes previously! several miles out to sea. ' ,r.' -.!- ; v The first terrible shock almost killed her; but soon rallying, all her woman's energy , and . mother's love, she rushed lorth irom her home, and regardless ol the furious storm, aroused her neighbors, and besought them with all the eloquence called up by the deep anguish of hei ri ven heart, to lend their aid in the recov ery of her lost darlings. , . V There was no vessel at Koctaway or Falkner s Island, and to venture out to sea. in : such a storm, with such small craft as were kept along the shore, were worse than madness ; and so immediate despatches were sent to New York, ; not only to the owners of the ship commanded by Capt. Walton, , but to tho pilots, mid within an hour after the news reached the city, two of the staniichest. pilot bqats, manned by picked crews, were under way and speeding on their swift winged course in search of the ocean-lost children. J Mrs. Walton- herself hastened to the city, to urge with her presence a,nd influ ence, more prompt action; but the two vessels had been gone an hour when she arrived, and so she repaired to the houso of Mr, Alwin, .the owner of the ship her husband commanded, to await the return of those who had so nobly gone forth in that mad.storra in search of her three dar lings. 1- i; . .' Leaving her there in a state of fevered anxiety, hoping in the very teeth o.t despair,-we, too, will go fortil into the wild, yelling gale to look upon a most sublime, ocean picture. : ' -. ;. ; It was an ; hour past midnight dark as the deepest, gloomiest cells, of an in quisitorial dungeon, save when the vivid lightning's, flash, lit, up, the Cimmerian blackness with a glare of that rivalled the brightest noon-day sun. , t ,: ., . Some ninety miles to the eastward of Sandy Hook, lay hove to, a noble .ship, inward, bound, in one of the mott terrific gales that ever swept along the northern coast of America. The gale had set ifl an hour before sundown, and ever since dark the ship had been, hove to, under .the shortest possible.-canvass, heading , up wesf southwest, with the galo coming in violent squalls oat at due northwest. - .: " Do you think there is any danger to us or; the ship, captain?" enquired one of three passengers, who stood near the commander of the ship, partly sheltered from the storm by the projecting roof of the round house. . " Noi tho lftast Mr. Kinsley. , You are S3 safe here as you would be at your own house in New York. She is a bran new ship, and I have had no opportunity of trying her hove to belore ; put l in per fectly satisfied with, her behavior, , In fact I never saw, any craft conduct herself quite so well ill a hurricane, like. this. 'Tis a .terrible night, however, and Hod help those who. maj chance to be out in a less able craft than our own 1 For the last hour I have been thinking of ray wife and children. v My wife will not sleep one wink to-night,-, She never can in a storm like this when I am far from homo. I was cast away once, on the Long Island shore, not a half a mile from home, in just such a gale, only it was at southeast. , 1 would give a , hundred dollars this mo ment to be at home, only jor my , wife's sake. But we must-my, God. what is lhatJ"' '..,:; : !','. . V, v V f A continuous flash of lightning lit. up the ,surroundipg space, and as the-dark-, ness shut in again, a faint,, but clear and distinct Ship . Ahoy I'.Vutlered, either by a female or a child, came down on the blast from directly to the wmdward. ,; A moment after, the hail was Repeated, and another flash of lightning revealed boat driving square down the gale, under the ship's quarter. Ere one could count five, tho shrill, quivering cry, came up from the boat, aa.it shot past the Bhip not threo fathoms from her rudder '' Merciful Heaven ! There arc three children in that boat !"v yelled ; Mr Kinsley, who, with the captain was peeri ihg down over the tafTrail as the boat riau oor '!: a !-v i-'l "" v; Put your helm hard Up, ray map," said llie captain,, in a .voice as calm as a man's Voice 'couldbij ;''and theiii Calling the chief and third mates", who were both on deck, he'' inf6rm'ed ' them' of '."'thefact thkl l small ' Open bbat' with three chil dren in' tt. had Just 'gone' pasi anilthen gave his ordor9.:' " V : " -' ' :'? ' f " ,h '! A ..... ,. ' . iu II- AS' - K'- r t. ; Mr. .Caseyf , splease ro, out; on ,uie flying jib-boom, end ' and ,keep q JoQkou,t for the boat and mind, Mr, Casey, if. we com up with,iJ;,.jo;u can lay he ship ro as to briDg iVhe, boat oa tho larboard side 1 r-Twrfr.-:,! ":"TrrT7''":r -T7 t T Jarbtl'an re.menbef,Jlr,, Casejpon' for your life make a mistake. Go fori ward now, sir, and if we save these chil dren, five hundred dollars shall be your reward." , . , .. .r: - .... ., ;.. Then, turning to the chief mate, : he continued: ':... ,;. ..- . . Mr. Winsor, you will brace the yards all square, which without making any more sail, will send the ship threugh the water something faster than the boat is going. Having done this, rig six single whips two on each of the lower yards on the larboard side, Plaoe the b'03 far enough out for tho falls to drop about arathom clear oi the ship, and then reeve j off good . stuii'-sail gear, bringing both j ends in on deck, with a running bowline i in one part, and the other led along for a fall, stationing three good fellows at each. In the meantime, I will get the ship steady before, the wind, and Frank, my. man, you keep her so. Don't let her yaw an inch 1 Steer ber as if your very soul de pended on it i and within an hour after the ship reaches New York, you shall have a hundred dollars. . ; V , And now Mr, Kinsley, ! will you please call the second mate, and all the gentlemen passengers f I want them to stand by the whips in order to assist the sailors if necessary, We must save those children, and do it, too, without the boat coming in coUact with the ship, as that would - be instant destruction to it, anu then in such a sea." !'All ready, the whips, sir I" came from the mate, and the next moment the young third mate's voice rang out from the jib- boom end : "Boat right ahead I Steady, as .vou go 1 'Now then, my lads, who'll into these running bowlines with me and stand by to pick up the children ?" anxiouply inquir ed the captain. ' . ' ! "'' "I, sir," and ''I," "I," "I," came from a dozen ready sailors, in a moment.! r, "ihanit you,, my laus ; out i oniy warn ve. I go in one of the bowlines myself." The selections were Boon made, . and icre stood in the fore, main and mizzen chains the commander and, five noble fellovvs-p-wiili the bowlines under their arms ready to risk their lives to save the ireu uiuiureu. .. i 'Steady ! Stand by, now 1' Hero they come I . Look out !" screamed the officer from the jib-boom, and a moment later, the dim outlines of a boat loomed up by the ice cat-heaa. Another moment oi breathless .suspense, and he boat was abreast of the fore-chains.' ' 'Stand by the lor'ard whips 1 Look out there in the main chains l .Veer away men 1 Now,. Harry, noui : and down went the captain and his companion into the boat.' - , '.,.:' A breath later and, the shout came ring ing up, 'Look out, mam and mizzen chains I Sway away on deck ! and up by the run came the two men, each grasp ing a child in. his arms. . -. - . "Main chains, there ! In God's name, have you not her ?" screamed the cap lain, rushing aft! with the boy he had saved still in his arms. , ! ' "Ay, ay, sir.' All, answered a brave fellow; clambering in one deck, witn little Jenny grasped tight by her clothes." , rather l" exclaimed the girt, clasp ing the captain about the ueck. "Fai'v or 1" "Father !" echoed back two treble voices. , "Almighty God, I ' think the 1. Saved saved saved 1" and , Capt. Loster Walton sunk fainting on deck. He knew the children were his own from the mo ment they passed the ship's stern; and bis indomitable self-control had borne him up till ,they were rescued ; when the. re action came: and he sunk down' insensi ble. - .."v-r: At the hour before . sunset oh the fol lowing day, the ship was at her berth in New York, and the meeting between the distracted mother and her loved children there, in the cabin of her husband's ship; is too sacred a picture to be profaned by a mere pen anu inn copy. . v ii. - agfBCT - i ; i '' Smau, SwEtt Courtesies of Life.- The following excellent advice was giv en by the late William Wirt to his daugh ter, and may be iread with profit by every lemale or lady in toe land : '; v j ,"I . wadt tOj tell vou a ' s6cfet. The way to make yourself pleasing to others is to show that you care for them.'! The whole, world is like' the miller at ,Mansv field; '.'who cared for nobody no, not he because nobody cared for him, And the whole world will serve you "ad, if y ou Will'' give them ' the same .cause.1 '' Ldt eVery one see,' therefore that you do card tor tnem, oy snowing mem what aterne happily calld, "the same Sweet courtesies of life," those courtesies in which' there is no parade, whose voice is loo still' to tease, and 'which manifest' themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and by little ninu acis u( aue(iuuu , giving omers ine prcferance in every enjoyment,' at the ta'i ble,' hi the TiOld. walking, setting or stand- irtgl 'This is the spirit that gives to ybuf time of life,'and lo your sex its sweetest cnarms. .. ii-conBULuies the suui toiai bf all the witchcraft of. woman. Let the .wdrld see that your first care is for your ' ' 7.;V'" '' '' ''y ;.i ?'.'' '.. ntclligcitc. ; scli and' youijl spread j the eolitudq of the'"upas tree, around you in the same way, by the emanation of a poison . which kills all the juices of affeotion in its neigh borhood. . Such a girl may , be adrairecj for her understanding and, accomplish ments, but she will never be believed. , . '.'The seeds of love can ever grow un dor the warm influence of kind felinga and affectionate manners. .Vivacity goes a great way in young persons. It calls r.TTr attention to her who displays it ; and if a be found associated with a generous sensibility, its execution is irresistible." . , V-..W . A Model wife. . ' ; -. One of our famous American sculptors, residing in that delightful city, Florence, whither all the genius of England and A merica seems to tend, was one day seat ed in his studio, at work on an Apollo for which, by-the-way, he might stand as model himself when his attention was attracted by a tremendious- tramping of horses in his court-yard.1 lis looked out of his window and beheld a magnificent carriage, with outriders, drawn up before bis door. Presently a gentleman claim ed - admission to his studio, and : an nounced himself as Prince di B-! . He came to give the sculptor a large commis sion. His daughter, who had been struck by some statues of the American she had seen, wished'to sit to him for her bust. She was then below in the carriage. Was the sculpter at leisure! Price was no object; all that Was necessary was to gratify his daughter, who was an invalid The sculptor expressed his willingness to begin the work instantly, and the Prince making a sign to his lackeys from ' the window, they prooeeded to lift a lovely girl, who ' seemed about eighteen, out of the carriage, and bore her in their arms Carefully up stairs to the artist's studio. The sculptor1 conld'ttot repress a look 'of surprise at tne crrrious meue oi locomo- tirtn,particularly as the -lady did cot bear the slightest tract) of illness id her coun tenance. ' The 'Prince interpreted 1 his glance, and replied to it.,; , " "My daughter has beeh paralyzed' in all her limbs," he said, ''for the last two months. It 'is a sad thing. ' She has bad all the medical aid in Florence, but with out avail." " " .'.'""; ' 7 '', The sculptor looked again at the inva lid. Nothing more' beautiful in face or form could , have been ; dreamed of 'by Phjdias. A face like Cenci's before it was clouded by the memory of crime ; masses of rich, lustrious auburn hair, fra ming a clear, pale face, with deep bluts eyes swimming beneath a fringe of the suKicsi uiacjK lasues. inrougn ner oeu- it . I ml t ' i cate muslin robe the contour of a divine ly moulded form was indicated, and when the young Signorini cast upon the sculp ter a rapid glance, soft as starlight, pier cing as eclectric fire, he'felt his heart leap with a mysterious presage of some indef inite catastrophe. She sat. . The sculptor Worked at his model like one inspired, and a pang Struck his heart as ; the ' hoot 'Tor her ' retiring came. The Prince find his lackeys bore her again down stairs in their arms.. '.The carriage-door closed on ber; the horses swept through the gate.: The sculpter did not work that day. ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' To-morrOw she was to come again. He lay awake all night dreaming of ber. Then he would shudder, and say 10 him self,, "It is not love, but pity,, that I feel. Sheis aparalyticl'V,' '! :'. y . The next day the same ' scene was repealed,"- with this ' difference,' that the Prince having seen his daughter posed l .1. ... i ... .if'.. .L 1 Dy me anise, excusea nimseu un me pies of a business engagement." saying that lie would return in time to conduct his daugh ter home.' ' Poor girl! althodgli the sculp ter was a model of manly beauty, her de plorable condition was, in her father' opinion, a Safeguard against any or the dangers which'he might othenvise have anticipated, lie leu the room and drove away in his carriage. ' A silence ensued, The sculpter dared not look at his mod el, but worked . away on his clay image without raising his eyes. ' btill a silence. Then it seemed as if a slight rustle had filled the room. A smalrwhite hand stole across his mouth, and a burning kiss Was printed on his forehead. ' With al most a shriek he lenped to his ftietv vnd there, with blushes crimsoning her pale cheeks and alabaster neck, knelt the par alytic !. girl, with 'her" beautiful eyes implo ring pardon. " ! .'AH :;'!' .' 'I Haw you 8 long time ago" she said, (an Italian woman' when1, 'she loye; knows.no half measure 'and 1 j Id ved vou.' Mv father was' very strict with trie: I could riot'move without being watched, ft was impossible for1 trie to meetyoti br see tod.-; ' tfeigned ;Jariiysi8':;Poii'iw& months I have scarcely moved. ' Iri his pity for rny bondition, my ' father relaxed his surveillance of toy hidtions.; lie grat fied 'every wish; and, as' an invalid, I et' Cited, no' suspicion by Mcsiring to become your Hitter.' I have said that 1 loved you. If you doJiot return my love) I caii only JiO J"' .-,v j.f.rt .yr-.; . f-'ft-.i What answer made the American?, Vlb need not inauire,'only vrhetf the Pnnce ' fY-4 '" . !; ! , f "1 ' AW ' .- v" Ci .U n-J it : k. : rr" It 'iji; B-Ij- returned1 he v found nothing ii ti tho studio but a cfay' model of his parjh; '!'? lytic .daughter Tbe, original ..was non where to be found. A few days . after- ward, in a small ' town of ; France, th Florentine, princefs.sunk her nobilitjr ui the name ol an American scuipior. . j Forever Thine J . ! BT MI18. K. B. WOODLET, Forever thine how blest the wordf v; ' That breathe such bliss untold, ; , t v How rich the promise they extond, . h( ' How better far than gold! "v - Though other live in guilded hallt, ri ' And flaunt In silken pride, ; What care I, so I own thy love ' ' What can I want beside 1 . ' . v . . i ( it Forever thine I. through time and space Through varying weal and woe, Our hearts in unison will beat, ' Nor e'er estrangement knowv" As clings the vine around the oak,v y ' In sunshine and in shade,, . ; - ' So trusts my Jove in thy true heart; , , 1 Nor trusts to be betrayed; 1 " 1 '. V4 Forever thine ! the constant sun .". ''".' .Which daily walks the akie,: IJ la not more taitniui to ii8. iruat..t,rv .Than love that fades nor dice., Thy faults are virtues to my sight Thy joys are all my own j , , , .Thy voice is sweeter to my earV'--',i!i'".' ' Than music's dulcet tone.' .' . ..v i-s . :;- ;r ' ''fi--l Forever thine ! nor time nor death ,! VO i Can change my constant 4ieart,, u , E'en though the mighty, onarch"! law, ,:1 ..May call on us to part; - . n , w But on that bright and fadeless, ehore (1.0 Where joys supernal reign, fi" ' " ', Will meet to bind the broken links 7 ' Of love's electric chain ! '"".'' t""-t ;- ! -Hoops ontheHeeLV'i .!; We commend the' following lessori t the attention of our hooped and' high-t,f heeled readers:' A few Sundays go . ''' modest young gentlernnn of our acijaaW tance attended the mdrhingserrice fn drtef" of. our fashionable' chllrches:i',;IIe:vs, kindly shown into a luxuriously cushion-1' ed pew, and had hardly settled himself1 and taken; an' observation'' Of fiid'W'gu'' " bors, before a beautiful 1 young lady fiti" tered,'and with a graceful'"wave w 'Lex' band preventing our friend frbni rising-1 give hki' ti place,'quieily'(fahk m ' seat . ncir the end." WhenV hymn 'was 'givea'1 out she skillfully found the page and With n a sweet smile that set his heart a'!thump-' ing, handed her neighbor the bo'oK. ''The'' minister jaised bis hands' in prayer, ;andl (he fair girl knelt,'and in thist pdsttire per;1' plexed her companion tb: teU which mosi to admire, her beauty or hdr devoutuesg." Presently the prayer was c'oncludtd, and' the congregatfon resumed their teat.0 Out friend tespecifully raised' his eyes' from the fair form ' he had been so ear' nestly scanning, lest when she ldoxed'up'.1 she should detect him staring athe'r.!AKer a couple of seconds he darted a ' furiiv' glance at his charmer, "and was aslotiish i . . 1 .... f- v-.f :;. i j a- ea to see ner sun on ner Knees; rie iooaea closely ' and saw that ' she Was' mucli''a&' fected, trembling 'in Violent n'gitatiorlf nV doubt 'rdm the ieloqudfit ''poWerbf the preacher.' Deeply Sympathizing he walclP . ed her closely, i Her 'enoUdus;r'bechm' '' more violent; reaching her"h adds' 'behind' her,- she would' convulsively 'grasp her clothing, "and ''strain, as" it iwere,' to Tehi 'i : the, brilliant fabric- 6F herdreSs Tntf; sight was exceedingly 'patnfbt - to behold but he still gazedj like One entranced with' wonder find astonishment., 'After a thiifii . ute the lady raised her burning facer here' tofore concealed In' theenshfon,- 'anil with1' ber hand made a'n unnistakable beckon' to our friend.-1 lie quickly mo ved along the pew towards ' her, -and inclined" his ear;1 as she evidently wished to say some thing.' ' Please hefpf me? she whisperedi "my dress has caughti'add'l citi't get'u A'brlef examinationrtveiled the;eatlseS of the 'difficulty; the- faif girl wore fash idnable higli-heeled shoes; kdeelirig upon! both ktieesi'Hhese'heoIs df eourse 'stuck1 out' at right n'ngTes;' and in this; positioa! the highest 'hoop il her new fashionabts( skirt caught over Hheml and thtfjf renderk' ed ft impossible for lief ttf rtisff ','hferselP to straighten her limbs ; The mdre; she1 8truggled,:the tighten :Waa she bound f tal she was 'constrauj'ed W2 call frr lielp: i This was immediately, if not' Kcidhtiiical ly rendered;' and, when the riextvi prayer1 wa made, she merely inclined herself W the back Of the 'pew, thinking, no doubt;' that she was hot id,ljr'ryrtg' tostume.- f ' Sundxhi DisvattkS "'f-,:V. H-' '' ' 'A iooon way ko quarrel With y6ar wlfe ieri-Wkiitill she'ls at hdr toilet peparin io go out,' 1 She is sur'e 'to ask' yftu if her! bonnet is straight. Remark tjiat 'rhe jiyes1 ofnine-tentia of jtb ivouicii .are passed lit thinking whether their bpnupts are str'n ight . winding up with the remark lUv.f, go never knew but One who JigJ nny coiir, souse about hcjr. Wife wiJ!. : 7-.: that was.. You wi.tha sigh f --'jily A ti i. ' yer you mind.'' VfB will iibk you why you did not marry her. then., Yi 1, ,- StTWl'Mf,'' flh !' (h'lnfifl ' ! li. iwix'is rciol.Cu by &la tluicSv tc,,"..!. ' row is sure to follow, ' ''' : ,