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VOLUME X. v'"' : : - : WOODSFIELD, MONEOE COraTY, OHIO, OCTOBER 26, 1853. : : I: :.: : V:-.":r ';s,---"".,.r,i;i'-r3 ! ;?r.?.V.r, --JfMBEB" sa..
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! x-nfci ..Making advice. : '
- , ; ' - BY PHEjBE CART.
4Bhe jv a wortl of good advica,
;!, ' She hoped to prout y
-'-iAnd I shouldn't wonder if she thought '
"4ine w.ay: to'cry." "'"
' 3Sh tbfnlc f.Btied in fear of her i .
; , I really thrnk 1 don't; .i 'VC1
'heVittTe my wiil will yield la her-
' f 'i ' bi 'Vmvriily aura ft wouli ? ''
. - if;kIkaowmy dear old maiden aunt i ,,.4
lifT vi prudent; good, and lte- U:
But Harrys donl you think with me ;
: ' She's rather too precise? .' ? ,; !.
. ,OJ She said I must not fall in love . ,
'iPropriety forbid?" . , ,.? (:.
? : - And I told her I should never?' v : ,, .v,
Love you belter lhan t did.
, She said yon must" .t loitdle me
. -!f She did noVthinu you would ,
n-il Joldher I'd be up ui arnis f niT
rfr Against you if you should. ' .:--..:. '.-
k tJj fSlie said you oiyst not kiss me c ,
" 'The Just liroeshould you try; . : . . :,.
And I told her that you shouldn't
V Bat I dyl not tell, her hy.T
' . . '-'"Sna id tKat suitor never yet
H&. 'Wad even pressed her hand; r- :"';.' '
- did iiot lhiuk the reason: .u,-. ;: -
' ,.: Vary bird to understand. ' ;
V-'" ,rfi-" ;J-.13 "r-.!l t -'f'.-yr. :.;.!' v.V
avvbiial a.inarirving, she knew .
' . She'd die before she'd wed . ,
i And I told her thatXdid not doubt
Tle tfulh of .what she said. J.
In; j'", rri t - ' - : . ! i
pjWKo i$ tTiatvery beautirul girl?;
eJ a. young Englishman of hlscompar
aVtliev leaned for a moment against one
of the .marble pillars, to conlemplato at
leisure the enchanting scene which a Pa
tiaian ball.presenta to the eye of a stran
ger. ' Xho young girl alluded to, was ex
quisitely lovely, with a pelile and ' chilJ
ite i ; figure, fair'briglt; face, and a pair
pf the -most mischievous blue ej'es tltat
Ould be imagined .although the demure
ness of her present attitude made them
o5ened,,;if not subdued llerjiead was
tn,a little .forward, and ajprofusion al
ligljtf sunny curia Xell upon her. white shoul
ders,,, and contrasted strangely in , their
brightness ; with: the dark emerald hue of
Iter saHn, j:obe4thevfroiit . and sleeves of
jybtcly rera clasped ;wiiU diamonds of -m-
;stimable value. , . r; i v - ' .
By her side sat a young man, attired
with studied plainness, although" the turn
of his finely shaped head, the fire of his
dark melancholy eyes, and the troubled
Expression of his pale, handsome features,
teudered him an object of whom one would
. kooW more. '' ! ' ' ' ' ' '"' . "... ' ' '
l'l'U is Mademoiselle i 1 Verney,"; replied
flie young Count e' Tours;' .Oiei richelsi
fieiress in" Paris,. and on the eve' of mar
riage with that solemnidoYing "personSgi?
t...-ui. ' -:' ';' '
r "She m'uii b'o ' v6ry !y
Encliahman- T.y :
roung,' Said the
: . She is 'earoely' eighteen-," y as the re
ply, "and wilful as she is beautiful." -"And
her loverl" : " :
Ah! there lies the disparity; he has
Wotlog. absolutely nothing and is as
proud as he is poor! Why, Lestella, with
ief fcuty amt her fortune, might Jiave
"hwe 1iera husband amqng the nobles
-f the land; but she is fondand romantic,
land Mooaieur Aubertin, quiet as he loohc,
Iraajiad wit enough to persuade her that
she loves him."
"Persuade her?'J epeated the English
'..irV'3S for she is but a girl, and will have
changed ' her mind and repented a dozen
a'tnlea ,beforo she becomes of age. . And as
$tx Aubertin '.a having any ' real,: disinter
jested affection for her, we know too much
of the world. to believe that, - my- friend.''
(Andilht young Count laughed scornfully,
ss3a-deW his companion; away.; '
"You-are ill, Claude?" said Lestelle,
anxiously, as aha - watched, the changed
exprwiiftft frherjover'sface, and mark
Bia hajjglitliy conlratjted.bro.w and flash
ngMyes flaveTjl-saidjinjftWo
' i ., '
vVyilJ you forgive me, dearest, if I con
j vyiy you lorgiva me, uearest, i j oon
s.t j! have not heard a word you have
in say in ff, fori the last, five minutes?"
been, aayinir. forJ the
murmured Aubertin "abstractedly. '. ' -
t- ..i , .-
451 -The young beauty tossed back the curls
Irom. her white brow,'and'put upher,pret
ty lip', but she did not replyr'ahd .the long
silence that ensued was broken at length
.tycuude;";":' v7;:,:i" :,
' "Shall r tell you, Lestelle,", he asked in
?ti"'-- -i low "ypice;' what the Count de Tours
(' lhti&t'M9njfyt loat uslnd he
f - ' Qf'-itpdASi 'doubtless, from the' common ru-
ijj-irf- jnors ana opinions oi socieiy. , r -,
- " "asttou will,, replieu ljesteiie; coiot
Uhs'stianUy- ah d trying to sp
)eak with indit-
"He called you a fond romantic girl,
eteller,' ahdmeari adventurer' -f
.And can'the' idle words of such as he
iKatai -nower to move you' thus," Claude?"
u& Lestelle,1 gently ; . "or do you think,".
mh added: with n rcft smueiinai sucn
'' :CtJ. prize ar tnyseiris to be attained without
i cititg'-en'vious''Te'marks? ; ;That"lvam
inft and romantic, I confess, evereince I
s man remember, in my dreams of young
r-f -nance I oictured to myself an ideal be-
; I v . whom 1 could' love; 'but never were
.. "M Visions reaiizea as ;mme nTe
if my ' hero tfosax ndt spoil
'-.',-.' i?"-1 fcis t" J aWTOpulous prido.'VJ :? ;
Lit haughty, frown
utrf of her crJlas;
' 7 tr., xr.ia year
t I ; j com
::'And would 'that have insured my hap
piness?" asked Lestelle.' "Oh, that we
lived in the old' times, of the fairies, that
I might have one wishl" '- . ;
"And what would that be?" inquired
her lover. "
"That we might cliange situations with
one another; that 'you could have all the
wealth; and I be a! poof girl, blessed only
with your affections.- 'Claude, 1 1 should
feel no humiliation no gratitude in re
ceiving t all from you love would have
equalized us!" iif- :' : ' ' 1
' "I feel that your creed is rather a theo
retical,' "than a practical one, Lestelle,"
said Aubertin,' with a mournful smile. '
; "If I could convert you to its belief. 1
think I should have nothing left to wish
for," replied the young girl, in a whisper;
and there was no shade upon the open
brow of her. lover, as-he mingled in the
brilliant throng with his beautiful and de
voted mistress.' - : ' -! -' ' '
'The evening passed away, as evenings
do when wo are most happy; for with all
its' heart burnings, its disappointments
occasioned, perhaps, by the absence or
coldness of the only one amidst a thou
sand for whom we have dressed and smil
ed a ball is a bright epoch in the lives of
the young. ' l "-
!'w,l shall see you to-morrow, Claude?"
said Lestelle, : in a timid voice," as they
stood together waiting for her carrisge to
draw up. ! ' -' " ' -
"Of Course," replied Aubertin, gloomi
ly, "I have received a formal invitation
to meet your guardian and the notary, to
sign the deed relative to your property."
"'It will soon be over," said : Lestelle,
laying her hand imploringly upon his arm.
"And you will bear this trial for my sake,
Claude?" .
My sweet Lestelle! but I will make
no promises.' You shall see how patient
ly 1 will listen to M. Fradel's arrogant
taunts, and how humbly and gratefully I
will conduct myself." -' -V
"Claude!" interrupted Lestelle, almost
tearfully,' "you are speaking now in bitter
ness and mockery?" ' ' ; ' '
"No, en verile,"-replied her lover,
laughingr "But good night, Lestelle, and
God bless you!" -'
lie relinquished the hand We held, and
as the carriage whirled rapidly away, -the
smile faded upon his lips, and he walked
away in moody thoughtlessness. ' -' :;
- It was a severe trial for the proud spirit
of Claude' Aubertin, much as he loved
Lestelle, to consent to owe everything to
lior to' Bubii-ct himself to the mortifying
surmises of those who judged of him by
their own worldly and perverted imagina
tions. And there were times when he al
most detef mined to' give her up forever',
although Ihe destruction of his own peace
and hers should be the consequence; vhile
at others he thought of doing something to
prove himself worthy of her love. But a
name and a fortune are not very easily
obtained in these days, even by the most
talented: and in the interim, a thousand
things may happen." ': Lestelle might grow
old or die! or she might cease to. love
him for Jhe heart has changes and its
seasons none' of which,' however, resem
ble' its 'first freshness and purity. The
attachments of our girlish days may jast
through womanhood, and even to old .age
itself; but every year we live, more of earth
ly feeling more of the-world's 'wisdom,
will have mingled in our dream .of love,
until it becomes less unselfish less ideal
more rational, perhaps, but less passion
ate and devoted. Ar.d who could be sure
that the faith of one so' beautiful and ad
mired as the young heiress would be pre
served pure and unbroken, through trial
and temptation, amidst ambition and flat
tery and - with him, to whose protection
she had clung so confidingly, absent for
an i tnliita1 Iikia in a . (APA'ra ' !wl?
Woman's fidelity is proverbial; but after
all we are but mortalj and
"Look through the world, and this truth you
V.- will find, ' r' '
That "once out of sight, you are soon out of
. i'.niiud." ,; ... ;
It was 'all Very well in the days of oldt
when on the departure of the true knight,
the constant fair one would shut herselt up
iti her lonely tower, out of reach of temp
tation, and surrounded only by her maid
ens, employing the weary interval; in lis
tening to the'noble deeds of his ancestors,
and embroidering a gorgeous scarf to pre
sent him on his return; but in these days
of balls, festivals and beaux,-the young
affiants-has a much harder trial and we
seriously advise the lover not to be absent1
longer than he can help. .
".The following day, Aubertin found the
whole party drawn up to receive him
M. Fradel occupying the large arm chair
at the head of a table covered with parch
ments, .and iM. Dumont the notary a
hard-featured,' cold methodical looking
being seated at his ; right, while on the
other side, Lestelle sat with her head bent
down; and as she slightly raised it on the
entrance. of her; lover,' he saw that her
eyes were red and swollen from excessive
weeping. ' 'Having bowed to the gentle
men, 'and pressed the cold trembling hand
of Lestelle to his lips, he sat down and
waited calmly for M. Fradel to commence
the business ' that had ' brought 1 them to-getlrer.---;
-': ' ;' ''' . -:
"You are aware,' RL' Aubertin," said
the old gentleman at length, that my ward
is very young, and that in accepting you
for her future husband, she acts contrary
to my wishes and demonstrates 'the natu
ral wilfulness of her sex!"
"All this is not new to me," replied the
young man, .wiuie lie
an arch look
at L.e8telle who
was 1 watching
Tiim with
breathless anxiety. ; .:.& it--. -j...t
"Well, then, we may as well coma to
the point at once.- 'Without my consent
your marriage cannot, take place until
Mademoiselle; Veraey is of ace a period
ofwbich jt wants nearly three-years and
your signing; this. deed by which the whole
of her orcertY ' is settled unalterabl v. unV
oh jbersalf, ithoui. "giving-m
rr rr 1 rrr-v cr ciepose of ;one gou oi it,
-tTc- ' c r J';ioa upon which iho hand
'yU.t jy&'c?? yi::by-.ryi x-v
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A crinison flush passed over the cheek
and brow of Claude Aubertin, and there
was a moment's pause, during wiiich the
keen glance of the old man, the cold scru
tiny of the notary, and the pleading eyes
of the anxious girl were fixed eagerly up
on his face. The struggle, however, was
but of short duration; and with a cheerful
smile upon his face, he held out his hand
for the paper, and, glancing rapidly over
its contents, instantly affixed his name.
"It is well,", said M. Fradel. :- "Now
Mademoiselle." .
The hand of the young girl trembled so
violently that Aubertin was obliged to
guide it; and when the signature was at
length completed, she flung herself upon
Ilia bosom and wept long and passionately.
Even the notary was moved into something
like sympatny; and, gathering up his pa
pers, he hastened to follow his patron from
the room, and leave the lovers at full lib
erty to give vent to their feelings; but re
gard for the timid and weeping girl, who
clung to him so fondly and imploringly,
subdued : the offended pride ol Claude
Aubertin, and he had little difficulty in
sootfiing her fears and winning back the
sunshine of her happy smiles
A few days after this they were married,
and the, three succeeding years, which
glided past happily with them, were mark
ed in characters of blood in . their coun
try's annals. Now it was that the, innate
nobility of the mind asserted its superiori
ty over the. mere hereditary nobility , of
name and station that the barriers , of
rank and aristocracy were - beaten down
and men owed no limits to their own wild
wills. Claui'e Aubertin was a revolution
ist in. tiio best sense of fhe word his
proud spirit had been stung by the world
ly scorn of those whom ho inwardly des
pised, but not .for. this did he turn upon his
oppressors not for any feeling save the
pure and holy love ol liberty; and when
that name became prostituted to the very
worst of purposes when it was made the
watchword to crime and bloodshed ho
yet clung to it as in his first hour of youth
lul enthusiasm, and trusted everything to
its power when the first intoxication should
have passed away,' and be succeeded by
an age of reason and rationality.
. Lostelle loved her husband too' well npl
to have imbibed his principles, and the
costly saloons of la belle cilpycnr.e, as she
was called were nightly thronged with the
leading political characters of the times.
But Lestelle was no longer a girl, laughing
from the overflowing of a gladsome spirit.
Her smiles were less frequewt, andliad of
ten a purpose to answer, which those who
looked upon her fair and bright face, nev
er dreamed of, . There was many a proud
aristocrat, who,, although he knew it not.
owed life and fortune to that beautiful and
resistless pleader. ; - .-.
- ;. The only cloud that rested on the hap:
piness .of Lestelle, was occasioned by the
scrupulous reserve of Aubertin on all af
fairs -connected with her' property; nor
couidt her fondness and dovotion remove
the unpleasant feeling which a'conscious
ness of his total dependence upon his wiff,
was like to engender in his proud and sen
sitive spirit;, and although she tried to ob
viate the.difllculty by a liberality that pain
ed far more than it pleased him, still there
were moments when .lie bitterly felt the
want of funds which could only be drawn
thro.ugh her instrumentality! and which he
would have died rather than ask for..
Of late it had been observed that 'Les
telle was much altered; that shewo'tild sit
for hours in an attitude of deep th'ought,
and was peevish and abstracted when
roused, as it the plans which she was evi
dently arranging in her own mind required
the concentration of every thought. She
would be. absent, too, for hours together,
no one knew where, accompanied only.
by. her attendant she, the gentle and
timid, who but a few months before had
feared to venture from home without 'r.e
protection of her husband. But Aubertin
althoueh he felt the mUral'lon, asked no
question, he had too much faith in her af
fection, too much faith in her fidelity to
have the remotest idea of the shock that
awaited him. . ....... : ; . , .'.
One morning, contrary to her usual cus
tom, Lestelle took her breakfast in her own
apartment, sending a message . by-,, her
maid requesting the presence of her hus
band at twelve exactly in her boudoir; . and
Aubertin not being able at the moment to
indent any decent excuse for refusing to
coTiply with her request, reluctantly prom
ised to attend her at the hour appointed,
determined that the meeting should be as
brief- as possible, ' as he imagined . that it
merely related to matters of a pecuniary
nature, a subject of-which he always en
tertained a nervous horror.
Is it possible," thought Claude, "that
she can have generously anticipated my
wish to possess sufficient funds at my dis
posal to prove of beneficial service to our
country? And yet,' even if it were so,' and
her : guardian consented, 1 would never
accept them." . . '.,'. ' ' ' '
At the appointed time Aubertin present
ed himself at his wife's boudoir,' the first
glance at which confirmed his previous
suspicions as to the purpose oi nis visit.
Lestelle was not there, but Al. Uumont
the same whom he had met once before at
her guardian's stood bendingbver a very
business-like sheet of parchment. .
"frav. be seated, monsieur, saiu -ine
little notarv: "Madame Aubertin will be
here directly.". . "1. . '. ' . ' .
Claude bowetl coldly, and took the of
fered chair in silence. ' - " "
- "Glorious times." Monsieur!" said Du
mont j rubbing his withered hands together;
"glorious times we five in now! ,' .The age
" i 1 : i . ? ' c . i ... 1
ui uueriy iu every, sense oi mo woiu.
" Claude acquiesced bv another bow.'
. "You have doubtless heard of the new
law of revolutionary 'divorce?", continued
Mr. Dumont: "a' verv excellent lawi Mon
sieur " '"' " trt- '" y'y to
5,,-" a very convenient one, i snouiu
reblied Aubertin" lamrhinirin snite of him
seirai the jB6)emnltj;wtht-whjon -the; jW
Cfaudo Aubertihi' said flie W rrer
man of business and it is well to come
to the point at once. . Lestelle would avail
herself of this opportunity to be divorced
from you. and has purposely left us to
gether in order that I might inform you,
to which she entreats that you will offer no
Accursed liar! it is false!" exclaimed
the enraged husband "I will never be
lieve it!"
"Claude," said a gentle voice by his
side, "as I hope for your forgiveness here
after, he has spoken nothing but the truth!
and now, for both our sakes, let this scene
be a brief one, at a future time all shall be
explained, if you will only sign the paper
that sets me Iree to net as I please."
"Lestelle!" exclaimed tho bewildered
Aubertin. "Can it be my Lestelle, or do
I dream? What have l done that you
should decaive me thus? Have I even
spoke one harsh, one unkind word to you
that I did not the next moment strive to
alone for, and obliterate from your memo
ry by. my caresses? Have I not for your
sake prostrated my proud spirit, and dared
the sneers of the world? Ay, and deserv
ed them for I trusted I consented to'be
dependent upon a woman and now she
scorns, despises, deserts me'"
'Dumont, " said Lestelle, looking im
mediately towards him, "I cannot bear
this!" . , ' . '. ' - . . ..'-.
Aubertin had forgotten' the presence of
the little notary, but he looked proudly up,
and recovering his usual calmness, said
"One more question, and I will sign
Lestelle, as you hope in heaven's mercy,
do you 'do this deed willingly?"
"I do," said the wife, faintly.
"And our divorce will insure your hap
piness?" . . ' ' "
"It will!" she replied more firmly.
"Then be it so!" 5 -' -
But as the pen trembled in his hand, he
looked once more upon the flushed coun
tenance of her who was soon to be lost to
him forever, and added in a hoarse voice
"Do you remember the last deed we
signed in this man's presence?"
Perfectly," replied Lestelle; "and it is
that recollection which gives me strength
lo act as I rm doing." , .
Aubertin bent down his head, and a'liot
tear fell upon tho parchment, but there
wero no traces of it as he returned the doc
ument, with a low bow, to the trembling
girl. . ,.'.' ',. ; . - -." v ' .. y, .
"You are obeyed mademoiselle " said
he, with a mocking smile, as he moved
rapidly towards the door. , .
. The 'white lips of Lestelle moved fast,
but they uttered no sound. She attempt
eb to rush forward and arrest his progress,
but her feet seemed glued to the floor; but
.M. Dumont understood her wishes, and
hastened after the offended Aubertin. .
,. JK-,, ' -... - ' .'-.
.. "Well, I never could havo believed it
so attached as they seemed to each otherl"
said a young citizen to his companion. De
Tours the same aristocratic Count, who,
but. a short time belore, would hardly have
condescended lo breath the same air as
liis plcbian friend, but whom a proper re
gard for his own safety had conformed to
the equalizing spirit of the age.", - .
"I always told you how il would end!"
said De Tours, "the romance of the young
heiress has had time to cool, and she sei
zes the first opportunity that presents itsell
of becoming free again!" , . ,; . .. ;';:.,,.
-'And poor Aubertin, what has become
of him?" . , ; ,
"Why, they say that he takes it very
much to heart; and no wonder, seeing
that her, fortune is scarcely reduced, and
herself, if possible, more beautiful than ev
er." .J , ; .., . . . ,
At this moment they were interrupted
by the entrance of Claude Aubertin him
self with Lestelle leaning on his arm, or
rather clinging, in her sweet graceful man
ner, while her bright eyes sparkled with
happiness as she listened with a flushed
cheek to the whispered accents of hflr hu'-
bnnd, on whose countenance a smile of
triumphant exultation mingled with deep,
love 'rf- ; ; ' v -. - --
WMiat's this?" inquired De Tours of a
person who stood near him, and who hap
pended to be. the notary M. Dumont.
I ; thought the ; Aubertins had availed
themselves of the new law, and were di-
vorsed?" - : -1 - .-"'.-.
And so they were, and married again
this morning!", said the' notary,; with .a
knowing twinklo of his cold.grey eyes. ,
"How stranger ' said De lours.,;.,
"Not al all. According; to the first mar
riage settlement, wiucn4ook place when
Lestelle was a minor, the whole of her
property was so tied up by her guardian,
that, without her permission Aubertin had
no power to draw a single sou of it; but
on coming of age she has availed herself
of our new law of divorce, iiV 'order that
the money may be reinvested in her hus
band's name only." '''' V ' ' .
"It was a noble deed!" said De Tours;
,"but 'Aubertin, did hot at first know her
reasons for ''wishing .to. be separated'from
him for I met him last night,' in the Rue
tt. tlonore, without his hat, and singing
the Marseilles Hymn in a frenzy of de
spair and wild excitement. "".
r ' 1 he. brief trial ' which his feelings have
undergone 'was unavoidable," said the no
taryaa his proud spirit would never have
been-braught to consent to the sacrifice.'
."Ue. lours, .said the young citizen.
impressively, and alter a short 'pause
"ages to come, when our fearful struggle
for independence will b remembered on
ly with a shudder, the conjugal devotion
of this young girl shall remain as a tale to
tell around the peaceful hearthstone of a
winter's night; and her name be added to
the golden scroll on which' the recording
angel notes down ' the "noble deeds of
womenl" ' : , ' ' ' -. ;: -
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."' (ttr If we scrutinize the lives of men 6t
genius tve shall find that activity and per-
sisicitut, pro inoir icauing pecuiiarilies;
Obstacles cainot intimidate nor labor wea-
ryi tior dfdJgery disgust them
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From Meckellar's Dro)iiigs from the Heart."
Let's Sit Down and Talk Together.
' Let's sit down and talk together,' :
Of the things of olden day, - .
When we, like lambkins loosed from tether,
Gaily tripp'd along the way. " -
Time has touched us both with lightness, '
Leaving furrows here and there.
And tinging with peculiar brightness '
Silvery threads among our hair.
Let's sit down and talk together;
Many years away have passed, .
And fiirand foul has been the Wejlher ,
' Since we saw e.ich other last. : ' '
Many whom we loved are living - !
In a better ttorld than this; 1
And some among us still are giving
Toil and thought for present bliss:
Let's sit down and talk together; . ' -
Though the flowers of youth are dead, , ..
. The ierns still grow among the heather, . .
And fur us their fragrance shed- N-
Life has thousand blessings in it, .
Even for the aged man; .
And God has hid in every minute . - ;
Something we may wisely scan.
Let's sit down and talk together: ' ,'
Boys we were we now are men : ,
We meet awhile, but know not whether .
. We shall meet to talk azain. ' ' "
. w . . . t , . - . . , .
Parting time has crime: how fleetly
Speed ttm moments, when their wings
.. Are faiui'd by b:eathing isiuing sweetly .
From a tongue that never slings! .-
My dear dandies and belles, fops and
flirts, loafers and other stragglers down
the hill of life, my text to-day is that so
much used and often abused saying: . t . ,
''Docs your mother knovo. you're oiill"
Poor, silly, infatuated grub-worms, . I
would say tor your shines and capers," that
she don't know you are out. You, young
lady, 'with a parasol like a wilted cabbagu
leaf on a ramrod, and chains of hair down
each cheek, like . a bottle-tinted spider
dipped in blacking had boon making his
everlasting elopement over your rough col;
ored face, leaving a broad trail after him;
and on your back a peck of brany and
ydur mincing gait like you were picking
your way among rotten eggs, or was bare
footed in a briar - patch, and your1 arm
linked to a brainless dandy, (but I'll com?
to him as soon as I am done with you.)
wriggling along the street, to hunt' up in
digent virtue or suffering innocence, to
pour bahrr on the wounded spirit of "pover
ty, or only (6 sheer your owagidJy heart
with the corroding grcasa of vanity, to he ar
fools whisker as you piss, Mwhar a fair
girl."-; ItemmberV vain yn?, beauty is
only skin deep; ar d the storms of. matri
mony andtlie bleak winds of affliction rubs
it all out and leaves the countenance as
unbecoming as a weather beaten ; barn
door, unless you put on a coat of ever
lasting meekness, , worth and loveunder
the varnish of beauty. If you can laugh
like him who wins, and know that you are
still loved and lovely, and that you. are
still beautiful, now that the glass : which
hid your: worth and goodness, beneath its
dazzling glare, is gone, you shed a happy;
influence on: all near, you make us poor
mortals feel just liko a man almost frozen
feels when he sets down to a cheerful fire
at his own home.. He hears the storm, but
heeds it not; he is happy once more.. But
have you done this?. .1 am afraid you are
a butterfly, born a woman,' to die an in
sect : -v.; '. ,' ;
Ah! I dont half like that laugh, it was
forced, you pretend to be pleased with that
fool's wit when you know it was stolen!
Oh, , why such -deceit, giddy, fluttering
worm of the cabbage plant, you are sold,
soul and body, for a little empty, windy.
-aTaoo orlhlnfiAn' v cnhl 1( thnt an-nlro
with the fish ..C? onjns tan. me snake
that fooled your mamma in uam s trucn
patch and oh, scissors! how he will s!nP
that finery and raise a dust for a mile a-
round, with that pock of bran. Say, flow
er sucking butterfly, does your mother
know 'you are out? If she does she is un
faithful to her trust, and ought not to be
trusted again, any more than the man
who stole1 acorns Irom the blind sow; 'go
home, gossamar,' and try to prepare your
self to be a woman, and then when you
are abroad, any body will know that your
mother knows you're out."'' -
Now,' you that was cut out lor man. but
was so villainously spoiled in making up,
I'll attend to your case. '
' For what end did you burst open the
world's door and rush in uncalled, like a
man chased by a mad bull, what good do
you expect to bestow on your fellow man?
some useful invention, some heroic act,
some great discovery, or even one solitary
remark? No.those who tools lor anything
good or useful from you 'will be just as
badly fooled "as the man who caught the
skunk," thinking it was a kitten; or the
woman when she made greens out ofgun
nowder tea: - ! "' ' -'-' " ' ' ' -
: You know where the neatest, tightest
pants can : be bought on "tick," but you
don't know where the next useful lecture
is to be delivered;' you know the fashion
able color of a vest, but you never studied
the gorgeous hues of the rainbow, unless
it was to wish lor a piece to maKe a era
vat of; you know how a fool feels in full
dress, but you don't know how a man feels
who eats the bread-earned honestly by, the
sweat of his brow; you know how a mon
key looks, for you see one every day twen
ty times, in yodr landlady's looking glass;
but you don i Know how a man reels al
ter i good action; you don't go where that
siffht is to.be'-seen. - Oh, you wasp-waist-
ed,' oat-fish mouthed, baboon-shouldered,
calliper-legged, -goose-eyed sheep-faced,
bewhiakered drones rift, tno j worid'a Dee
hive! what are. you good tor? 1 Nothing but
to cheat your Jailor, neatly, lisp by notfr; a
lina frorft -mo ft!k and ctdet poet s serti
j VF-nt 9 ti 3 , ihb iv . ... y - - - ivvi
most shamefullyi' I say,1 does yOiir mother
a- 1 a. - -
know you re out, poor useless toaui - l am
afraid that you have ho rrioilierV nor never
had.' -:-n!-;j,,;-.;,'-:r! v.?
; You are W no more ns6 in "this world
than a time-piece' in a beaver dam,' a hair
mattress in' a hog pen. J;-You fill no larger
space in the world's eye than the toe hail
of a mosquito would ill a market hoUse'or
a stump-tailed dog in all out ddors;';ydu
are as little thought of as the fellowwho
knocked his grandmother's last tooth down
her throat, and as far your brains,-ten
thousand such could be 'preserved in a
firop of brandy and have as much sea room
as a tadpole in' Lake Superior! and as for
yodr ideas, you have hut oneand tltat is
stamped on your skull !n letters an inch
deep, that tailors and'fenraros 'were rnade
to be gulled by yoU,- and. -that -'all may en
vy your- appearance: ; Poor, 'useless1 to
bacco worm, you are-a case. Does your
mother krtow'you'ro out? ' It is lunch lime,'
so start," buy a; toddy on tick from sortie
good natured landlord,' and eat lunch urr'-
til you are as tight as a'druiii. sueak to bed
and think of nothing until you fall asleep,'
to dream of apes, pantsj strap's, and tail
or's bills, not to awake until the dinner
calls y6U to eat again, - i '. '. ; r.j-s...'-
How many harmless, shallow mortals
of another order go skulking about on the
surface of the world's great waters without
an aim,' and without a motive, "guided by
chance.- whim or impulse, like a (mellow
bug in a pig eddy under a shady - willow,
until they are swallowed up by the greedy
bass of death, and the first thing titey know
is nothing! When I see one of these-1 al
Ways think poor bug, your mother don't
know you're out. v - . ' :-. m j '
How many silly ones neglect their busi
ness and get' alter some fool's "pleasure
and -chase it liko a boy after a butterfly,
until they wear out thir Constitution.'beat
ihg the ground hi 'tiieliopes of catoliing'the
swilt phantom, : and filially fall into some
hidden pit. covered with flowers, to risa no
more! " I liien think poor fooL your moth
e'r doh't know yoa're; out and you won't
be outagaio.' - ; .., ;.. ' t .vi
i Whn I sao a young man step into the
s'iilT of dissipation and sMrt down- the
stream of pleasure, using the oars of ini
pu'dence, 'while, ftilly holds tiio lielm pass
ing tho sliorcs of propriety faster than a
streak-of lightning could pss n' sick crow,
and at last, drawn, over the falls . of; total
destruction: ami xlaslied Jiito atoms, as a
drop of water from a four story -roof.-anil
then ask of mys -llj for I cau't asfc of. h'un.
did his motlit-f know; Xhat he was puff r
When I see a boy leaving the prison door,
after, a long and dreary confiueuieat, with
pal face and withered- hands, his step
weak and tottering, and skulking, along,
dodging all he meets,; like a; guilty thing,
shu'ting hi'j.ey-es.fro.mrthe- itstr.tl glareol
daylight, cut from t!io so.cialy, ofjhis fellow
beings, for some trivial oflWiico. commiltod
in the -thoughtfulness of.emng boyliood.
when if mild treafiricnt had been re.sorted
to and the crime buried in silence iBnd in-.
ducnment held out for him to think well
of himself, perhaps that boy might..,have
been saved frofh Ireadin'ff the" slippery road
of villainy..; Tsaytwljeii -I See this I. think
of the grey haired mother at home, a hov
el can be called a home, t!i sc.aldytg tears
of misery chasiojt.each'other qfT. .lie?. 'Iiig'i
cheek bones4:and her.b'iny hands shaking
with .Bgn. and sorrow-; tor; hef (o:iyi:hope,
her son, while Iter boiled. looking eyes rest
on nothing; I say to; myself; poor, .""Oar
ing woman, you 4on't kiisuWih-'s oMt:yes.
he's out of jail, outof mpn?v,j('tit of friends,
out of crdit, and .o'il iiioir;iIe world,
scoundrel the rest of ;hi; d"y;s all f or; jjie
commission audi puninhmiiti 'of, a boyish
crime. ; So t!io world . goes,, and so it .will
continue to go till rim down,, and J begiu
to think that few of our mothors know thai
we're out. We. will befdismlssed.
"A Chine 3 3 Eisoutloai
'' On the 1st of. May L atleiidad an exe6u-
Hon with three oi my IriendsV iho street
in which these frightful scenes occur is sit
uated, as you are aware, without the wall
ed city of. Canton, towards the pSrt of the
suburbs vi'Irfc'1 lies' t6'.thci sppth along the
river, rhis narrow, duly sren, which is
about one hundred meirc.slong ah;ufn
wide, is called bvthe Eiir'opeans the "Pot
ter's Field." . All the houses on eacti side
are,- in fact, inhabited: by workinen' who
make common services of porcelani and
those portable furnaces; which' you have
often seen in the poorest houses aiid in the
floating residences on'th's riycr;;...For.fear
that a Ci.iicsc. sihplaVlKer.gu'raiy.dSo-
pute names , with me.' I must tell you at
once that this dismal place is caiteu uy
the natives ."Tsien-iTza.-Ma-Tebu.'Vor the
'Quay of the Thousand Characters,.'. m
allusion to the numerous signs which are
seen there from the' river." VV .V'
We arrived there al ten o clock in the.
morninc, and. tooK our station in ironi oi
a shop belonging to a mender of old stock
ings. . This was an excellent position "to
take a survey of the whole ceremony, and
we remained there quietly until , noon; at
which timo 8oldiers and oificer's" attached
to the service of the Maridariiis. arrived, to
clear the street arid thrust Lack the" curi-0U9-
- As in Europe, tho persons : who came
to see.the spectacle werej the vilest' dregs
of the populace dirty,'raggedpeople'!,-with
s'nister'countenarices, who wander'd about
this ensanguibed'soil;'whe're "hio'st likely
they had already "seen the execution 'of ' a
number of their companions, and 'perhaps
of their accomplices. .' V . ';:-,:: ,T? ,
i -, In-a short tima the. toll of the t,am-,iam
announoed to us the , arrival ,oi the whole
procession, fllandarms oi every degree,
witn' ine reu, wane, oiue or yeuow.uau,
riding on horseback, or carried irj. palan
quinsr and foUowed by;an-escort;of.' rousi
cians. sbirri. and standard bearers, alight
ed at-a short- distance, from, the .place. 6f
execution. vonttary o. ,wei r . ceremony
oua habits, they. arranged ihemselyes, jn'
ihe dismal eti closure.: ? X$;-y:i Vf
k .Then arrived the criminals-t,, l bdy were-
fidy-fhree ia number., each .shut wft jp
baskeC, With ht9ands tied behind his back V
his legst-ohairre-and A board T inscribed
with Wsitenjenf 0 itangmg; from hi nack
t - - - . :
-': , ' -j
You Iiave bfren. mot iji the Chinese -strafei
a'! pair of dooltes Carryings n fig stretcli4
out at-its full ilength in a barobo CJt,se-t
Weir,just imftgiuea humambeirr piit-t
the place o1h uhcbarl armaaml'y
Caii'form AO -idajJof rhe fiftyrrei'tinforlul
hate" creatures dn their ;bages"Ji J When tii .
cages Were" set down,',JiByi.'vere.'opetit
and emptiedvjiist as when a pig-!iS4rneU ;
out at a butcher's shop.i 1 exaiiHtiedlhctti
unfortunate wreicliics witli.'aitentiiarndie
were Worn out with Iftitigef, and looked
more like skeletons than living leingJtlt
wa evfdent that they had saffjred the; roost
dreadful privations. -They vferf 16Uiett:
in loathsdfrre tatters, weny hairad ..
the dishevelled tail-attachfld'to" thticfdwn
of the .htu!,! had been rBdttced to-alrll
oif its usual length: vTheyi'had eviileTiiil
belonged to tho insurgent- bands-, who. hid
adopted tho fashion of iltoi Ming,iandral- :
lowed nil therr hair to growj: ffi-afit Mfid
s4Manyi'of these unfortunate perso'nsfwrid
very''oung-cme wera'not ttxtiea.ytmth .-'
oi 1 age-while:- others.-;had'grcyi1iain. y"
Scarcely were llr.y thrown dr theiroiiudi
pelt-nielljO'whein they - were compelled ;t!a
kneel; 'tlie greater part of them wete-sd dei
bilitated froln'sufleritig, that they troiUdnot
keep in this poiition and rolled in-4h-mdi
An executioner's' assistants thbri; pickup
them'u'pj ntul arrarnged them all irva-fw,
whiie three r.fecutioners pl-acd'tii;ml'(elre
behhrd them and waited fatal moiaeni
You doubtless recollecl those hbirrible;,fijr
bres wlionr ve hava often senogptbe'r h
the cortege of thejcriminal jUdgerof Cfito'tf
those figures dressed in avred'.Ljousesi
and wearing a cojp?rr-,crownv tuddruetl
bove 'the' ears; with' twotlong pheaattnt'ji
feathersi"! Well, lhfso,were tlie exafiutiofM .
ersv who-nowrwaitetl the signal, witl ft-rod ,
and heavy;eudass in tlieirdiandsr'J.:lo
eflorm6o-( weapons-? aro.;.about? tivo;tei
long',-' attd the- back . of ihe blade Jr. two
incites-' thick; altogether It is la'.curribroa -instrument:
-shaped liko'a Chines razorl
w'uh-a ru le- handle of Mvoodi '.tma ;
! A mand irinV who closed Ab" C3rleg'e
ihon riitered. the enclosure. Ilo-wasi M
dornedi-wlth the white ball, and hxjld 'jrtjvgt
hand &i board.-ihsc.-ibed;.'jth,the' ortler.f
"xpemion. t; As soon as IhisfltamAppeaTcd. '-.
the frightful woikoegan-j.Thxecottont .
er'a asslsumtsrtach ciohed in a ltfg hlai
robe;-and woariug a sort of hbad4re8snf ,
iron -wickcr-wdik; seized tha criminals km "
hind, and t passing .their varfnsTUO.deri th .
..U..l.l-' -j i .1 . . . , ' '',- 1
swhiging : movement,: which niado. trton "...
xtroichiout tiieir nweks. -I The-executionep - -
who: was how in- front, holding; his vswordf ' ;'
in both:.:hands throw-all, hi strength -j'nt ? "
the wcarJdn, and divided the" cervical: vatb- ' . '-." "'' - '.''
tebrae .widii.ine'redible rapidity, ;sav2rio,j
ihe head frotn ttho body in al-smglo blowi
t'ho executioner never had to fctrike twicei .
t Pw-'CTen-nMlwfleshj.-.was; not ompiteljTTi'r r." "T: -cut
through, 'thV weight was auffioiealrtft ; ; A;
tear il; and aUb- head.rolled oh the" gtouad. ' x -, " I
"An-aisiutant thenlevelcd tha victim wll'IC ;. -r
.:!. ..r-.L J : '..II .l I .- - ' '- 1
kick, toe me corpse wouiu oiner,wiso.wyt- ,
remained- in. a kneeling -position, o Aftesj .
thrbft fiiur decapitatioDs, the execatioa-i . '
r cllanged his weuponi the-,edgo .of tlt '
ll ad s n om'm g complete!yHlurned ITfo " i
execution ofthrse fiftthreo?Wretf!lres onlji
I asted. s'6 tne . mi n utes. ?t . .i sft i'U rc
-- y hen the last bead had falien the an aa
darinsreiired from AM, scihter at ailesl
ihAf'.lwd eomf.:;.. Seeing Htm highest pXp. j ;
t viricial.officers prcsent at tho execution 4 .
these' unfortunate nlen.-I was strnc.k!wtfi
the'reflection that in all ;countries horrw
We, to savtho political scaiTold has,beenj.
elevated instead ;Of degradedi After
departure of the mandarins,. the esepulioa,
er picked up'all tha heads arid thtew,them.
Intb a-chest brought-lor -the purpose V At
tho same timb the assistant took uveciainf v
alTthe. victiiiw -as: they lay iin ftpftoif ;
hlood.vi The: heads j were carried a.wayi
but t'iovfdies were left on the placeef-exi
ftdutioaj; . &7i in" CUVl- m' ilti'r.
t-i ;i lain eatable : scene' liien ctrnmeneed :
A'Jtroop of women,- witli disheveltdWfw
approached the fatal spotf shriefting aloti4 .
in wild disorder. Afl'hese unhappy beings !'
were Cndeiv6rTrig todistrriguts!f t'leir falh
grsV t!ie?fl!'u
among ' jlro" headless corpses. , ft was a."
IrTshtfuIscene to see'them hurrvlri2!abo'6r?
rigjitfuljscene.'t.o 'see'them hi
onn dcririttl-'aKd ' con stahtlV.
iit Jst.tltcse 'Iieadle'ss rernalnsV hts seabft' :
cpntinued .aUay. ,acc .
inqurriful noise; fdiVcraJ dirges 'bciiSg rn'ih; i -I'le'd
with cries nd 'sobs." Tbeclwotnert
never cease repeating tlia't fumr of ifia'nt ;
of ;MIngs.t' It is a sToirt of rythrnTcaT'p'fairiT,
in, which the same words.coristahtly. refcur.
cy! ; Oh,, despair!,. V My Tiajpr- ;
j - ' , ' ' IT ' 'I i J '
riM to rrnnr, lorpvpr! i our Kindness
no;longer solren ,thp bitterness- oi niei-r-llonaand
'bereaved ',oJ all, t can only weVp
and. j,iie, over y.pur asiiest ; nu so on. "
(:ni, 9
So'mebodyi writing; IVou)Ari8traliaaay
that society is groNv'ing, wjld,;ftBd,,nollunl -
out women, can oring. nac laiijijy
tion againvl .Ha. is riS.b4Y(eu,roaybjiil ; .
prisons atd; erect, gibbetsfpAs laws ; aail
establish eourt housesrid deputy sner-
iffs, but till y6u "enabl vrne'Sof becomo
husbands, ihey" will rOfn "thto''Ungoli'nesV.
beginning -with the- urtshaved eard,n4
leaving OfT with dirty "shirts andiUigliwify"
robbervi' A virtuous'Avonian is-a sedativi
in limity-her presence exeffa "a s,oohing
f I '. ' ' n 1. - - . V. ' : . L...'t.1 -u .
lliliueucv' tuiii luuiws- no niuai uiuin uni
brrTy 'tractable but 'tidy-lW4ireyer atfo -moves
ihere will yoit find.cleBdlinjs,,,d"
chuYches.4 well kept -dobKy'ardai and -Sabbath
sciiooisi'1 VVkliout':her-:mTStrint iU
rhen 'drifl a way'fronnde'eency and rcligioa. -a6d
bTing'f in" brbkn-'bipeechesi'-ill-t '.
n e ck ti esa ri d -tj dafkness.'Wprt,
ra ; cforkSis " i n slit ulio ri i -tiio-bnl f
Deine -xnanaKcs- preceuence ei-suninme.
Lo'ne'rAay ;sbowaveV .J
- ? .'? - ' . ':'" ;r.
Wifflrl don't see Tor rrt jyj
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