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WASHINGTONS PRAYER AT VAL
LEY FORtfR. .
"Fafh«^! tlichaur is dark ami gloomy,
Humbly 1 bow bufo.ethy ih onu,
An i it this bitter o.ip my ifonin Ih.*,
I only say. *Thy will be done.'
> But tor i*y bleeding e«*ni»tr.v bear
One pray
: Jjn evil by
nrtal eyes,
l e.
t«. oil t* * « I thiil 8 dt;
a w^lltug suoriiiuo.
"If l have orro'l, spare not thy hand,
But
1 the pi.n.slum
bu mi
—my native lund.
-in my lo\
Tinker ! vTlthh Id thy wiaih divine
'G&mstine let eneinius prevail,
An I alt my hard-iron h.»n ra taker,
Bur liuarkvn, E-athcr! to tin? wail
'ihy eulluiiing children make.
ibe death!«.« rolls of IÏ
"U
I had to.. l.'H'.ly h..pud to ï»iuoe,
By Il licit devils. >uy Immb.v Tu.mio,*
The ruuord let thy h.in i «tluuu—
Purge pride, uinbition train in y li
An 1 make
•t,
ieel my .tWiUi p.>.vef
I.ul
t til}' U t 1)1,1,....
depart
uao iu t,... dark hour!"
ir
bleed.,in"
the frozen sod,
.Htry uky
ui t - Uj4,
;ouy. **
Tin n uti Ue prayed tiiu c.ouda were riven,
And through their gl »
•iued tt
Thus kneeling
livnOAih the dark
Thu *b ot' piurotl out his 8 »
And ed with km a;
a stur wufl c
li
houvou
te li^ht he grew fureno.
Aud
TRUST IN GOD AND PERSEVERE.
Li other, is lile'« m..in mg clouded,
lias the bumi 0 lu ce.. tea to snine; *
Is tue e.oth in aurkuu d shrou tod,
\\ oUiu'st thou ul my loi lej.mc ?
Cheer up, brwtuei, let thy */
Look above, sou ! light is uuar ;
Soon Wil. o. i-*o î he iicaI trunsition ;
"Trust iu God uuu persevere i"
Bf thcr, hat) lifo's hope roce<led,
liait tnou nought .t joys n vafn ;
Frieuus proved mibe wuen uiost.y ueoded,
Foes rejoicing at thy pam /
Cheer up, brother, there o u blessing
Waiting for tiiee, never feur ;
Foes lorgivmg, bind e /Uiesding;
"Trust in God und persevere !"
Brother, albthiqgs round are calling
With united voice, "be strong!"
Though the wrongs of earth be gulling,
'lhey must lose their strength ere long.
Yes, my brother, though life s trouble
Drive thee near to Uurk uespuir,
Soon 'twill vanish like u bubble ;
"Trust i
God und persevuru
He, fri.m His hi£h throne in heaven.
Watches ever} step ue take,
He will
Wiiieh our tous in on^er make*
Cheer up, brother, Ho has power
To dr} up ever, hitter tear.
And, though darke.-t tempests lower,
"Trust in Had and per.evere !"
each fetter riven,
f.roih.r^rüoro'ii a qüToT ibimber
Waiting f*r thew, in tho grave;
Brother, there's a glorious number
Christ in mercy deigns to save;
Wu.t then, till life's quiet
Clonus r »und thee, culm and clear,
And till called from earth to heaven,
"Trust i
God uud perse
I"
JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE MOTHER
Just before fibe buttle Mother,
I'm thinking moat of theo,
While upon the licl<l we're watching
With the enemy in view.
Comrades brave are around me lying,
Filled with th nights ol home and God,
For well thöy kn tw that > n the r.
fi.-inc will sleep beneath the sod.
Chords.— Farewell mother you may never
Pre.'S me to your heart again,
Bui, oh ! you'll n it forget me mother
If I'm numbered with the slum.
Oli, T long to f*ee you mother,
And the loving
B;;t I'll
at htiuie,
bunner,
•er ]»uve
Till in h
I Ci
Tell the trait*
That tlmir
In ev'ry hattie kill
i uii jtrounJ you,
i w rds
ka \r
S.iliiiOlS,
By the h> Ip th*y yive th* foe.
Ciioiics.— mother you
Hnrk, riiear the bugle sounding,
'i is th»* signal tor tho ti 0 ht,
Kt.» ui;iy God protect Uj mother
does tho right.
Jleai « tie hatt.e cry*o
H w it sweiis u|* n
Oti. ye:, we'll rally r*»
Ur util pertth unly'there.
Cho cs. —Far
Press me to your heart iig*
But. oh ! y lu'it Hut jorget
n iuibeied with the slam.
may never, Ac.
A. lie ev
'!' 'ID,
'
tho uir,
standard,
other you may never
>rher,
li I
OUR BOARDER.
"James, I think wo ought to do :ome
thing."
Thus said my wife at the breakfast ta
ble one morning in May. a week' alter
bad »novel iuLj our new quarters m the
little hou^o with a big rent. You see it
was in a pleasant neigh »orhud, th s h.iusc,
and in cities you ajways have to pay reut
on your neighborhood.
"Certainly, Suzin.
By all means.
we
Do something?—
What let's dof*'
'jLvciything is so high now."
"I realize the fact, my dear—I do in.
deed."
"We shouldn't be ashamed to practice
economy iu any way we cau iu these war
times."
i. ri ^ « _ . , _
I m not ashamed, for one; I wish I
unr erstood the science better, that's all."
What do you say to taking in u boarder
• " ow - w y d f ar > I 1don ' t think
be done !!*y "^ pe0p e ' Do 08 J 0 " Wüttld
"Fudge! You know what I mean. Do
ne serous There s that chamber up stairs «
. n ' Shed '• CUU t we S et
"Sr e ln C r P \
iiq j ** ' w k.y not.
wm,?d Z l P ers ° D 'yj u \ now > who
would be one of us, aud ieol at homo with
"Wi.ni -f __ u ...
a pleasant one, my dear?"" W °"' J0 " th '"
..Wnll ii- J „ , ,
»Voll, say a good looking and well-bred
young gentlemen, with plenty of money
an! no bad habits. I should want him to
he willing to pay a liberal sum, and not I
to he too particular about the table. - He I
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GEORGETOWN, DEL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 , 1864 .
VOL I.
NO. 50
wuuld come in early at ni<rhl—I won t
have anybody, w th a latch-key ; or, what
is better, perhaps he might lie of quiet
domestic habits—"
"Young men with plenty of money usu
ally are," said t.
"And would stay at home evenings. A
companionable, genteel, good-natured, ea
sy sort of a young man, who might be
come attached to us."
"Or tvliatdo you say to a pretty, young
woman, with black eyes and. curls, who
would make home cheerful and attractive
as only a lovely and charming woman
can ?"
"I won't have any woman about me,
Mr. Dobb.
trouble in a house as men are; they are
a ways finding fault about something or
o lier, you never cull suit litem.
"JustWhat I've ofteu told you, wife."
„Now that's meant for me,. 1 think
that men arc harder to suit than
Women arc ten times its much
women
usually; 1 know I am, uo matter what you
say."
"Then let's not have a man, dear, if
you can't suit him."
"Oh, how pruvokiug you are! I never
can talk with you, you always catch a bo
dy up so. But 1 do think we might have
a boarder to occupy that uufuin,shed room;
it's no use to us."
"if I was looking for board I should
not be happy if my room wasn'tfurnislied."
"Why, of course, we could furnish it."
"And that would be au expense: I don't
think peuple begin in that way when they
want to praotice economy, do they ?"
" Yes, but —"
" ln wir times especially."
" Yes, I know, but—"
" And everything is so high—particu
larly carpets."
" J,lines if you treat me in this way I'll
drop the whole subject."
" Oh, I'm williug-to drop it."
My wife ate her breakfast after that in
a high state of pout. But at diunsr she
attacked me again ; and it was finally ar
ranged that I should put an advertisement
in one of the papers, soliciting a boarder.
This is the advertisement :
BOARDING.—A young couple, having a
pleasant home, in a quiet neignborhood, are
willing to take a suitable per«,
having an unoccupied front chamber. Ap
piy N.». 17 Sutcha street, between the hours
oi 2 and 3 P. M.
The reason why application was to be
made at the hour named was that we
dined at two, und lienco 1 was sure to be
at home to
to bounl.
the applying ^mi.y.
I am an artist, aud human nature is my
theme. I thought that the present enter
prise would aiiord me an opportunity of
studying my lellow creatures in a condi
tion where I htld never yet seen any of
them. We had four applicants during
tiie uext four day?. It struck me as a
curious illustration of the mysterious laws
which govern human movements that there
should be au applicaut each day,aud ouly
one.
i suppose you are awaro that artists are
in the habit of uiak.ug " studies Iroui na
ture." I made a few iu the course of
these four days following, which you Cal»
not see by calling at my studio; but you
cau see them litre.
The auvertiseuuut appeared in Tuesday
moru.ug'a paper. We are puuc uul *n
diUUig at two, and at two i was curv.ug a
juicy round of roust, beef, wheu the door
oeh rang.
" Tuere*8 your boarder, wife," said I.
" Jjy boaruer ?" •
" On, weil, our boarder ; anytliing" foT
peace."
Tue applicant was a young gentleman
ol modc;t demeanor, who remarked that
he had observed my propositiou to enter
taiu
youn; ^ucst, [it guest; yes, very
well jjul, tiiar, 1 tlmu^h. arm, belli;; in
pursuit of accommodations such a
uoscriued, he had culled to sco us.
"Would yuu like to see the room?"
said 1.
Woll, the room was of comparatively
small moment to him ; he had no duu.it
taut he should be suited With the room ;
iio had cured more for the character of the
luiu.iy. lie was iu tho habit of spoudmg
his eveimiuä at hohie.
Ah, thought.I, here's the moral young
man, ot good habits, that w.fe warns.
" Havo you a library ?"'
" 1 have; uud a very nice one I think
it is."
" I jvould like to see it."
1 showed him- iho library. He ran his
eye over it, and took down a book.
"This is a novel, I see."
"Yes; thaï is Charles Reade's last—
' Very Hard Cash.' An excellent Book."
He put it back wrong side up, and took
down auothor.
i had
" Another novel. ' The Virginians.' *'
" Yes, you'll find several of Thackeray's
works. The row of red volumus on »he
top shelf comprises Thackeray's humorous
works . Do you like him ?"
.. i Dever reud uu ot - his books Th
are pernicious."
He put that book wrong side up, and
to .k down a little volumn in green aud
^PerL; syou like poems better," said I.
« That is Jean Ingelow's hook. This," I
continued, touching the books as 1 named
th.m, " ,s Bryant s last ; this is Loug.el
low s; here *a • Reiayo/ a beautiful new
epic by a lady—Mrs. Beaeli ; aud here are
several of the staudard poets."
"•» seldom read poetry," said he, and
pUt Jean ln « el ° h w back - wrong sidoup. lt
was curious what a facility he had ior
. , . . J , ,
btandln g "Y boots on their wrong heads,
.Remade me nervous to look at him."
" Have you any religious works ?" said
he.
t
A
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"Oh yes.
of the New Testament."
"A sacreligious innovator," he mur
inured.
Here is Sawyer's Translation
*• And here is Farrar's * Critical History
of Free '1 li.iu .ht/ a tine work. Or, it you
like aosti ue . theological dissertations, here
are * ever.il works i»y ipy trie nil Lleasor
Lor t, o» • I'.enury inspiration ' and kind
red themes." 1 thought I began to per
ceive the young man's drift.
"These all appear to be works by
modern pretenders/' said he, " and contain
little pure iojJ, no douifet. Have
j OU
' Baxter s oiiuit'ç Rest/ or any works oi
that cluss V*
" Why, no; my library contains few
theological works, except by modern wri
ters. 1 have a Bible. Would you like to
see it?"
" i am familiar with the Bible," said
that young man, in a crushing tone.
What are your religious beliefs ?"
" Wo attend service at au Kpiscopaliun
church."
'•The next thing to Papacy, in my
opinion."
That young man sat down, with his hat
between his knees, aud surveyed me aux
lously.
*• Do you have regular family prayers,"
said he.
" No, sir."
He dropped bis hat on the floor. When
he picked it up he put it on his head and
proceeded to take hold of the door-knob,
fortified by that grasp, he stood there and
read me a tedious lecture on the necessity
of fam.ly prayer iu my household, and
conjureu me to release myself from the
seui.-l'aptistio mummery'of Kpisc.ipaliau
isui. Alter which he handed me a tract,
wli.eh lie ues.reJ my wife to read. It was
entitled, " Come to Jesus;" and as my
wife is a devout church member of mnuy
Years standiug, it struck me us a superflu
ous, if uot suxey, act in that young mau,
who uiust iiave been ten years her juuior.
Truth compels me to and that my wife
neglected to read the tract.
i closed the door on that young man at
last with a sigh ot relief. Uood gracious,
1 would uot have such a bore in my house
ou any terms !
" What a pity to lose such an excellent
young man !" said my wife.
A consoling remu*rk 1 thought that. But
it did uot reconcile me to my cold dinner,
which 1 ate iu mute rebellion.
The uext day, punctual to the moment,
when i was busily cnrvuu;. tlui. dugr-bcll
rang again, and Bridget brought in the
curd of Mr. Thomas Allen. The name
had a fnmii.ar look, but for the life of me
1 could uot tell where 1 had seen it before.
Mr. Thomas Allen was a young gentle
man in broadcloth riAt and with a tall hat
of marvelous gloss. His shirt iront was
adorued with a glitter.ng pin, and he wore
a muss. va watch ehaiu. As 1 etiiered the
room he was stuli.ng iu his vest-pocket a
huge roll of grceubacks. Now, t thought
wiie has the young man w.th plenty of
money ; if lie's ouly mural, too—but, hang
it, ho mustn't be too murai.
He certainly did uot look as if morality
was his beseeching weakness.
•' Called to see about, board," said Mr.
Allen, rising. " ply card, ' aud he eflered
• Yes, I have your curd. Mr. Allen,
would you like to see the room?
" Hot tired ot these hotels, you know,"
said the yuuug man, Without designing to
answer uiy question. " Tnought I d try
tlie privaui styl« of thing fora chaugo.
Hive you reloreaces, you know, and all
that—if you want'eiu. Tom Allen's pretty
well known, though."
" Tolu Atlou ! Where had I seen that,
uams ?"
" Pay in adrancc if you wjnt. All on
the squire. Whore's the room?"
1 took him up stairs and showed him
the room.
" Nice little holo," said he, " when you
got furuistied up. My .ruuXs 'll till it, up
some. What's the fiaure ?"
" The price ot board ?"
" Uuiph !" Meauiug yos, I took it.
" 1 don't know exactly. We'll have to
ask Mrs. Dobb about that."
" All right ; let's go down and ask her.
I fancy you suit me."
Wife was called from her dinner, and
told .Ur. Allen the price, to which he at
once agreed.
" 111 move my trunks up to-night," said
he. " 1 shall want a latch-key, you know."
" Ah, that indeed !" 1 looked at my
if
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wife.
" You see/' Mr. Allen went on, 1 I'm
in the miustrel busine s. May have htard
of me ? And I have to be out evemugs.
Auy objection to my bringing a friend up
ouce iu a while ?''
" The fact is," said I,
posed to latch-keys."
" Don't want to sit up for me, do you?"
" 1 tear we should not be able to accom
modate a geuilemau in your line of busi
ness," said I. " We are quiet people * —
" Oh, I don't mind how quiet you are."
" 1 thiuk we shall have to decline
taking you, Mr. Allen. We shall uot suit
you at ail."
1 hoped he understood that. But *he
d had a tearful time iu impressing
on that young artist in burned cork the
fact that we didu t want him in our hou^e.
But ax last I succeeded. Aud theu went
out to a cold diuuer again.
The conviction forced itself upon me*at
this stage in the business that 1 had
lected an unfortunate hour for interview
with the prospective boarder,
likv my dinner cold, and i told my wife so.
<She laughed at me ! Such is woman.
Ou Thurday the inevitable dovH-boll
rang at five minutes post two o'clock. J
mv wife is op
didn't.
B6
I do nut
really did not sco the beauty of this sort
Ol tti;0<e.
This time it was a man of thirty-five -r
forty years, I ju I god. lie Ware a heavy
beard and carried a cane. You're not a
young mail, at any rate, was my mental
observation ; bar if you are biassed w.th
money you may dor— provided you dad us
pioif, suilicieniiy, and are uot.in tue min
strel business.
••'You advertise for a LourJtr, I see," he
coumeuceJ.
"• Yes, sir."
" Well, i think perhaps we can make
a trader"
A trade ! Is the man tv horse-jockey ?
" i am a widower, sir, and ku iw how to
appreciate a pluasaut home ; yes sir, and
pay lor it."
jaxcollent so fur. .
*• i ask uothiug but to be Itt alone."
Quotation from J. idav.s. !
"Audi stay at home nights; pay in
advance; pr.ee is immaterial , don't smoke
in my room or out of it; and j particularly,
1 don't outlier myself aoout ujner people's
business."
'
to
iu short, we seemed do have found the
model at last. lie went i^to the bed
chamber, and said he liked it. Ho went
into the dining room, Uliert he bowed
courteously to Mrs. Dooo, an ( patted tho
juveniles Dobbs on the hoad, and, glau
cing at the table, remarked, ul a real good
untured way, tliat lie saw W* Jived well,
tie asked Bridget if she would sew ou a
button tor li.m occasionally is 1 he paid lier
lor it. Tie said he was satisied ho should
find this a pluasaut home, und tor his'part
he should Uo his share m hying to make
it so. lie mentioned that ttfu golden rule
was his guide on all oucasiou.4.
Beiurc lie went away ho passed through
the paner — a very pieasaut: place," our
hoarder gracidu-iy styled ti aud added
that mere was nutnmg like à lew choice
paintings and statuettes to set oi a room.
Just tuen his eyes telfyapou h bust
bracket, on the wall. Whosi bust it was
1 will not specuy lurther thin to say that
it was that of a hiyal uud aouest publie
functionary whom 1 uiuch ; admire. H»!^,
turned upon me quickly ; : _ tr,
" Wbat s your idea tnougn, io stickig
up a bust oi iliunk in yon A'i-urlor? It
cuu't be for oruament. jr made
a homelier mau. '
" A or better," said I.
" Are you a Blaiikite ?" <e
" Y es, sir, 1 am.
" iNo, Sir, i am uot
Oitiiudt'üéüf
Are
o, -in.) viiatis mohs
gwl ir? Hr li ;,i. tit
is a loot, sir—a oio-.iue. i -u .lit> 0 raee to
tile eouu.ry," ^
i siiUuoa a battle ; but cannot say I had
a wish to aoaudou my colors, ill tact we
liad quite a lively uulq time tor a lew
m. mites. 1 expressed my f.ews, aud he
expressed his ; uud there tvlig wrath.
" i uid you good day, s.rj' said the mo
del, " we eoutd never îubn tit the same
House together. T shall lout tor another
Ooardiug-ptaee."
" As you please, sir," I replied, with
some warmth.
Aud Ute model departed.
Cold chuuks tor diuper a ;ain ; and the
degree ot neat i brought to the meal was
uuimprovement in a eul.uar; puintot view.
V Uouioun J your buarden, Mrs. Dobb !"
I said. " I've nad quite ent agh of them."
The next day, wneu the oor-bell
at the inevitable moment, i
she might in tor in the telio
that we Had coquin led to u?te uo boarder.
i was actually "cttiug dyspoptio witii those
cold diuuers.
But ttie fellow at tho d, ol- proved to be
a lady, and Mrs.-Dobb lull tho delightful
task of waiting on her. 1 (tte my dinner
with uuwoulcd gusto, and listened in a
culm trame of mind to tlie conversation
iHut took place in the next room.
" X thought 1 would come and see you
as I am dus.rous of
the si.
rang
told my wife
: at the door
soeur ug a quiet
hoard,ng-pluoe," came to my cars iu a swoot
feininuie voice.
"i did uot wish a lady bourder," said-my
wife."
" How unfortunate!"
"They aro so much more difficult to
pleaso tuait gentlemen, usudly !" '
" 1 am so sorry ! 1 like (lie appearance
of the neighborhood so rnueh ; aud if you
will pardou me, 1 like your looks so well,
too, now that i have met
should lovo you."
An awkward pause.
" Have you children ?" the sweet voice
went on.
" We have four, ' saW tpy wife.
" I do love children so much ! I have
one—in heaveu."
Ah, thought I, that's a tailing bowl !
"You are a Widow lady, then !" said
Mrs. D>bb.
" Yes, ma'am ; I have been alone for
three years. Oh. if you knew what it
was to be without a pleasant home you
would pity me. I am sick to death of
boardiug-liouses. My foel.ngs aro all do
mestic; butiu boardiug-housos there is no
domestic circle."
you, I urn sure 1
" Perhaps—ah-—I don't know—
mered my wife; " would you liko to see
the room.?"
" Oh, may I ? You are too kind !"
Then they went up stairs.
A fascinating young widow, ch ? Hero
was an enemy to my wife'» resolutions in
deed !
They wers up stairs a ion" time, I
thought. But at laut they came down and
I heard tlie lady go out. I left tho tuule
uni run to look out ihe window, napkin iu
hand. There wore tne weeds enclosing a
dainty little figure ; and the widow turned
her taco and looked up at tho house. 1
reUogn.zed the face. Ohe,jam satin!
" Have you engaged the lady ?" I in
8 tau.
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to
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i returned ft> the table.
quired,
" 1 have, Mr. I)ooo," saiJ my, wife.
" You like her, then ?"
" Yes, she is a perfect lady,"
" You really th.uk so ?"
"Think so? You men are always beast
ing about your ability to road character,
ana perhaps in general you may bo our
superiors (Jut way; bus let me tell you
tint when 1 hive once been favorably im
pressed with a persju X am never
pointed in my judgement."
"Thank you."
"I don't reier to you, my dear. You
are an exception."
"And so you like her?"
"I tohl you 1 did."
"What Wore y»u doing up stairs, so
long?"
"Oji, I sh mi 1 her all tho oil im'iers.
She was so glad t r Qu 1 my
next hors, whore she couid
2
sap
chun ier was
come when she
wanted a quet chat with me away iroui
the rest ot the family—meaning you."
"Then you l.ke her, eh?"
"James, what do yoii mean? I told
you 1 liked her." *
"How do you like your cold dinner, my
dear?"
"I don't lo3e my temper over it, at leaat
But I want to know what you mean by
asking me a dozen times over whether 1
liked her."
"Oh, nothing; only I know her."
"You know her ?"
"By reputation."
"Now, James, what do you mean? If
you kuuw anything about that lady I wish
you would tell me."
"Did you ask her name?"
"Yes; her name is Mrs Wellington."
"No it isn't."
"It isn't?"
a
"Notauy."
"Then what is her name?"
"You have heard of Belle Barne?"
"What— tho womau who was arrested
for poisoning her husband?
"And got off through a legal techuical
ity. Yes." # *
' Well, what of Iter?"
H»!^, : 'vVhy, you've taken her to board, that's
tr, ail. When is she coming?"
"James, are you making sport of mo?"
"Not iu the least, my dear. That wo
man who just left the house is Madam Belle
Burns. Wheu does she come?"
"What a question! You know, of
course, she can t come at all if it's her."
"But you like her so well."
"James—"
" Yud juu afe never deceived in your
estimate character.'
"Jamas, you might be more generous
tliau to criick disgusting jokes on such a
subject."
"Well, then, I won't my dear,
fell you what it is: i th iik wa had better
give up the idea of tikaig a"boarder; we
seem to have pear sucoyss. I have had
three very unsatisfactory'spec linens of the
■genus to deal with, and you have had one
us bad as my three, and I don't find that
we get auyihing but cold diuucrs lor our
pains. 1 think wu'll give up the enter
prise altogether."
My wile has never talked about taking
a boarder since then, and 1 don't suppose
she ever will again as long as she lives,
%
But I'll
Dear Union :
* It seems I havo suddenly found favor
with the poets. A correspondent who signs
himself Strephon, says that he is tortured
with lovo of a oold hearted beauty, whom he
calls Myra, and upon whom his utmost en
deavours can make no impression. Recently,
however, ho bethought himself of Horace's
beautiiul odes to the icy Pyrrha, und Ims also
taken to poetry, as the last resort. Fortify
.ng himself With tho hopes of uverc an mg
.that chill disdain that ofteu manifests iuoif
Ins pressing his suit
in lier countenance
with innro than usual vigor, lie îoi.rod fr m
ttio gay world, anti invoking his ciuet mis
tress, us ills muse, much alter tho muuner of
Burns in ouo ot his elegant songs, proceeded
to sigh his soul into gentle numbers. But
My ra being us cold a muse as luveri his iu
spirutioii died out at the twenly-xtvculh line ,
and being sadly at a loss for some way to
tiuish the poem, he prevailed on Fred. Forest
to add the closing linos, which he agreed to
do in consideration that the verses shouid be
, mid that Strephon should
submitted to
uot behold them uutd they appeared iu pr*ui.
Such is Siephoit's account.' No d^ubt but
he expected a touching liuLh to his meiuug
numbers, but 1 questioned if the lady shull
be any the more rec>»uc.ied to him alter peru
sing tlie poem, thou she was beioro she knew
of its existence.
Mr. Forest will of course make his own
peace with the uneasy Strephon ; as tor my
self 1 shall give the ode to the eyes of the
public,- as an exposure, for^ once, of those
pretty fellows who make love with versoa
composed by others.
Scriblekus, Sr.
ODE TO THE ADORABLE MYEA.
BY THE LANG Cl Sill NO STREPHON.
Cupid you shoot unequal darts,
Stiephou you pierov, »h.lo M . rafroe
Laughs at his pain, and oil »es
To aueers to wui-k him misery.
Unhuppy 1 ver! Lhust> be
urcbvrs keen !
love and hate combined agree,
To live awhile
# The target of
beauty s queeu.
Oh Venus fan
Mak* her to love I I *
Lend hur influence ati
Nu loss to thee my. certain gain —
So shall snap' short the toy «ham,
That bars my progress to uer Heart,
Repelling trusts und koK 4 uiodain,
In si-hsof paaeiun »natf - "ft.
equal flurao !
e »n vain,
I thy name,
comes ! the hectiS JtV,ctl,
ÏI 1.1 start inbuidea—.11 1 .-eu,
I n .to bones'll (ho .ti-.c<l b. j
A heart that hidden beats tor .113.
Myra through alt othrinty.
Through this whdid's fortunes' th >80 above,
My heart for thee, oil l.oTd or .ea.
Shall long with still
- An V
so
dfOdiiu; lvVJ.
Then hold thyself n i m *rc al mf,
Let soul meet soul tu
Coiumin glin;, love .-»bal l givp |
Itliy fa
j l'as»,
10 p.wof
M Mi Érbluabe.
AnTjuve will give a heap oi i.Mia.
Fair Venu* holp t * uiaku thy boujiet,
T > th marriage shall
*Apoln>'o mû shall ski
«I! ehe .-hall dauoe/i-.mu Vulç.d bring
A goblet «»f the riehou nojtar,
datfae ana others sin,»,
Ait lrouracho I'll betuy Huotor.
I ucjliirt,
•• thou shoulnst kin lly uiû uio
8j Alyra. ÿiûJtl mo up i.,y ..eaft,
Aud vaily.ft^thc m..
;lo
eveiy graoo,
•MR.
An 1 w.me
Il .t uut h ku him w,
. a e day.
N. ü.-vsdlerô'ÎK another : '..*"
* " JSfuIor Scriblorus—Know yv
that I am a p et uud u iarutcr, u..d that i
rycectly o.;m.ueaeed uu uiog.itit aoUjÿ «
of my luiiuuul nur uuv, Lut u -t hi.v.u^
enough tiuu, at uiy d.spiral for the iiiiiMUiu^
.if it, und iiUtiig uiiWiUiiig tout itydi uid be
totuliy lost 1 «end it to y»»u. You will be
much pleubod with the bvuui.es oi ii.—Uyi-
ujo Agricola.
1
pra.se
«
TO CORINNA.
£erapk th ja. i
Wan .eriog in
All tuo pure a
d nut u
liden,
Aiilen,
Ai ltd ;
thy dia
t uright fur
Sciub. Sr.
LONtjj: DKL5 >öLö " Wu d
lady in ton walking tho street«/
exchange, "Wkhont a constant fussing and
fidgeting with tjto long skirts of her dress.
Some pin them up at regular spaces, giving
them a very
wear 'pages' or an elastic card just below the
waist, pulling up the dressjust as our grand
mothers used to do when they went to scrub
tho kitcheu; others frantically seize tho side
breadths, holding them in frout, having the
appearance of a dosperato determination ol
sitting down the first convenient opportun ity.
Some walk on lotting thoir dress hang, it
suddenly brought up
«tumble, flounder, pull up and try it again.
Now all^hiscuuld bo avoided. Modesty und
respect for the opinions of mankind demutid
a reformation in this matter. We have only
given a fair wether view of this matter, li
ladies would put a quarter of a yard less in
the length ot their dresses, they would save
tho amount the goods cost and as much pub
lic observation." __
A ( Lock without a Keyhole. — ihemipos
sibility of rendering a strong box altogether
safe against theft, by means of skeleton keys,
has led a locksmith on ILaukfurt-ou-thc-Maiu
to hit upon the ingenious idea of constructing
a sjivng box without any keyli- lo at all, and
which even the owner himself cannot open.
Why, what's the use of sudi a box? you wilt
ask. But observe inside is a clock- work, tho
hand of which tho owner places at the bout
and minute when he wants access to the b x.
The clock-work begins I move as a«» >n as tho
lid is slim, and opens Mo 1 >ek from the iuside
at the moment which the hand of the clock
indicates. Time, dependent up m the owner,
is the key to the lock, a key wh eh can ueitber
be stolen from him nor im tate l.
Repkesemative It ecu jits. — Vui »ag those
who furnished ropresonative recruits to aid
in filling tho quota in Washington, under the
September draft, the first certificate Lsucd
to a lady was made out on
to Mrs, Elvira A. Adams, wife <«f J. G. Ad.
urns, Esq., of the Enrollment Office. Urn
husband and son tho Ugll both ex cup by law,
aro also furnishing represeiiumes. feuot*
instances of patriotic goner .siiy, if frequent,
would soon fill up our qu'ua
ot seo one
' savs an
pled uppenrnuce; othe
tho frout breadf-h.
1
:
a
Wednesday la>t 1
to
to
jt
nt
p
be
iu
iu
Wit, Wisdom, aud -Rumor.
A Worsted Tradesman. —A muusouies.x
I'cet three iuolios iu height a.» 1 of hei'cu.eau
build, went into a hosier's snop iu Worcester
the other day, and asked if they had g it
any "whirlers," that is, stockiugs w.thoUi
feet. "No/* said the shopkeeper, "but we
have got some famous big and strong stock
ing*, as will just suit 6Uoh a persou as you."
Let's have a loo a at then,' said the man.
The counter was immediately covered with
a quantity. The working Hercules selected
the largest pair, and said, Wuat's the prico
of them?" "Four shillings ami ninepence,"
was the rejoinder. "Cun you cut the feet off'
them?" was the next query. "Oh, cer
tainly," said the shopkeeper. "Then cut
them off," was tho laconic direction. No
sooner said than done. The long shop shears
were applied, au4 instantly the stockings
were footless. "And what's the price of 'em
now?'' asked the customer, w.th all the cum
posure imaginable. "Price of 'em now?"
echoed the worsted" merchant, surprised be
yopd measure'at the absurdity of the ques
tion "why* four shillings ami ninepence, to
be sure." "Four shillings and ninepence!"
exclaimed the purchaser ; "I never gave but
one shilling aud sixpence for a pair of "whirl
in my life," and he laid down the
amrunt upon the counter. "Well," replied 8a
the tradesman, chopfallen and fairly outwit
ted, and throwing the mutilations at him, set
"take them and be off with you!'' You've oj
"whirled me this time, but I'll take good
care that neither you nor any of your rogish idly,
gang shall do it again as long as I live."
time
ers
Perhaps mon arc tho most imitative ani
mals in all tho world of nature. Only
im over spoko liko a man ; hundred* **i th u- j b«*y
eauds oi
are dally talking like
a
She Weefeljj nicu.
JT. I*. M'GUIGAN, Editor.
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Educational.—D' ck Duvonant helieve, in
n.iitt'n({ ih'ngs exactly as they nr« noeorVe;;
to L'mllev M
sontcb uly's expense.
D ck Ims a m 11-si wn there on tho upper
B.-nmlyvyini'—makes the best comme. il : u
market anH 1ms the wi leit rungs of eu it , a
•f any in Her in four Dcl.ive.vre "II nnl.e lj."
The nthcr
y a lu keeping tl-.em so î»t
p
>rni»g Sam Slathers elam
bnnire«! into D t k's mill öfter a htiudreJ jf
incnl, and put it to D ek this way
"M'irniiT D ck. What's meal?"
"Meal —ii" ihm» 1, Sum."
"Sh i! I mem fhw is it?"
'*P i tty well,'thank y .u. Always is."
it ! man—w.iat do you charge for
tr
"P w'Pehnrgs.nt all, 5am- Have to sell
lb I- *.«sh-1 i«*so wav t
••oil thunder ! Ih.w d..es It £ i ?"
"In barrels, bags* pillow-cases—sometime-!
hi tin pans."
"Confound it nil! Il.nr can you a.T.rd
yv
i
be
be
t?"
"I can't in realty- But J have to sell it as
low as they d>i dawn to the village,"
"L'gbtniu' ! Can't you understand Eng
lish?"
"Not ynur way of speaking it."
"Well, I'll be cussed. lime's a five dol
Will that buy a h-u-ii-d-r-e-d?"
« ..
!nr note.
"A luiivlietl whnr, Saw ?" •
"Gosli Almighty Î
umierstand me.
buy a hundred weight of corn mual. Ilo^y
much will it bo?" «r
"Just a hundred weight, of course^
"Look bore, Dick—take this five, aud
ine «orne mcnl for it."
"Certainly, Mr. Slathers. Here is a dol
lar change and now Fll weigh you out ahuu
dred pounds of meal."
lake the man
Can't I
Mr. Davon am—J want to
the
ol
it
li
an
Satisfied with the Tejbms,—A certain
good-nalured old Veruiout farmer preserved
his constant good nature, let what would turn
up. One day, uhilo tho black tongue pre
vailed in that State, ono^hf his men came in,
bringing the news that one ot\ his red oxen •
was dead. "Is he?" said the o^l man ; "well
he always was a breechy cuss. \|tke his hide
off and carry it down to Fletchers ; it will
bring tho cash." An hour or so afterward,
came back with the news that "line"
hack" and his mate wero both dead. "Are
the
they ?" said tlie old matt -, "well, I took them
lit that i never*e.y
it ain't t*"'
of B-to save a •
1 ri jctefl to er!:. Jt
blindiez. Like tlie hiucs fiywn t«> TiCtciier sT
they wUHtfiDg tho cash." After the la]>se
of another hour, the man came back to tell
him that the nigh brinJIc was dead. "Is he?"
said the old man ; "well, ho was a very old
ox. Take off his hide artd seud it down to
Fletcher.'s ; it is worth ca^li, and n^ll bring
more that)'two of tho others.'' Hereupon his
wife, who was a very pioirs soul, tnking upon
herscli the office of Etiyahz, reminded her
husband very sevoielv, and asked him if lie
was not aware that his 1 .sswns the judgment
VI* il /" 6üid
iekolnrss.
:»f Heaven for hi
the old fell »w ; " tv II, if th^ij 'trill lak g Ik*
jitrlyinent iu cattle, it 4j the
: ay it ."
iijt 10 . î j l ca.i
A "down ea c t" paper publishes the fol
lowing advertisement, Jt is a decided hit at
a very unmaniiOily uad vulg.-fr practice:—
Wanted— me hundred *fW sevefity-fivey. u»ig
men, of alLshapes afid sices, frou) the fall,
1 'gr.TceftrF-Anïrrty, wRW Waii -Azotirh on bis up
per works to muff u barber's cushion, down
to the Jittlo hump!lacked, freckled face, b>»w
leggod, carrot-headed upstart. The object is
to form a gnpinj corps, to ho in attendance
jt tiie church door on caoIi Subballi, befhro
the Cfinmeueement of divine service, to. stare
nt tlie females ns they enter, aud make in
delicate and ungentlema -ly remarks on th *ir
p rsm and dress. All who wish to enlist in
ibo above corps will appear at tlie various
church doors next Subbath, where they Will
be duly inspected, und their names, personal
appearance and quantity of brains registered
iu a book kept for that purpose afid .shed
iu tlie newspapers. To pi event a gene» al
rush, it will be well to state that noue will be
enlisted who possess intellectual capacities
ubo*o that of a donkey.
A Woman's Want. —Last winter in a cer
tain town i»ui West, there were held whut are
called "Mite Societies" Lr the benefit ol the
poor. One lady was distributing lbod uud
».ther necessities to the needy. Among others
she went to a Mrs. Y -, whose family was
said to be starving. She found them without
sufficient clothing, without fuel, and not a
morsel of food iu the house.
"Well, Mrs. Y -, what do you need
most? wUat would you like to havo?" in
quired the lady. Mrs. Y
riously a moment, aud then her face brigut
eued, and she exclaimed:—
"Well, I always did want a head-dross ;
they're so becoming !"
meditated se
every room,
8a jj by beltiug. On the shafting place fly
wheels, smear the wheels with molasses, and
set the engine going. The flies beir ç attraot
oj by tho molasses on the flj-whools, will
light on them, aud tho wheols roVolving rap
idly, they will be wheeled off. Have a buy
und«r each wheel with a bat, and let him
smite them as they fall, aud bofore they have
time to recover from their dizziness. A smut
To destroy flies, got a four-horse-powor
engiuo, put it in tlie kitchen, ruu shafting in
connected with the engine afure
j b«*y has been kuowa to kill oj many 03 fit.y
a day.

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