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HILLSBOROUGH, HIGHLAND COUNTY. OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 2S. 1837.
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BY O. W. HOLMES.
Tim Cornel! II" ' "ii his wyi
Anil fluffing ns he flies;
The whirring plauelii nhrink be'orc
The icirclr nf thn kies;
All! well fi-nv reeal orb liurn blue,
A nit rhI'1 lli'f t"r P'b.
Ten million cubic, milef nf henil,
Ten billion leagues of thill
nu, nn liv wliitline pheres of llglit,
Hn ftashen and ll ' flume ;
He Inrnn not 10 Hie left or rliflit,
lie HMk them nol tln-ir pmci
One urn from bid d'ononiuC heel
A BV. BWIIV tliey fW,
Where dnrkn i i ti 1 1 1 lie bottled n
Am) mil f ir "Tvn m dv "
Anil wh it wnnl'l lumpen tn ihe land,
Ami ll vv would look Hie :!:
If In the beard-d ilevil'f path
Our enrlh plienlil clmiie" tn b"?
l-'nll hut mid h'mh ' would boll,
Full red l'ie fires' ifl"!'";
Meilioiiifht I l.enrd mill f.iw il nil,
In a Drspf PTir dream.
T snw the tutor tiike III lube
The Cemet's course to spy,
I hord a scream, the put lie red rays
ai slewed the tutor's eye;
I siw a fort the soldiers all
Were aimed with goucles jjreen;
Pop cracked the guns! whiz flew the bulls!
li.nig went the ninjnzinn!
T saw thn scaling pitch roll down
The crackling, sweating pines,
And ulrenms of smoke, like wnter-spoiils,
Burst through the rumbling mines;
I asked the lirenien why they inudo
Puch noise nheul the town,
They answered not, but all the wliilo
The brakes uent up and i.own.
I saw a roHnlIng pallet sit
Upon a baking egg,
I snw a cripple scorch bis band
Extinguishing his leg!
I saw nine gese upon the wing
Toward the frozen pole,
And every mother's gosling f o I
Crisped to a crackling coal !
I saw thn ox that browsed the grass
Wrilhe in the blistering r.ivs.
The herbage In bis shrinking jawa
Was all a fiery bla.e;
I saw hug" liiiies, boiled to rags.
Hob through the bubbling brine;
And thoughts of supper crossed my soul;
1 had bueu rush at mine.
Strange sigli!s!Strangeouinls! 0 fearful dream!
Its memory haunts me still.
The steaming sea, the cliinsnu glaro,
That wreathed each wood"d hill;
Stranger, if Hi ninth thy reeling bruin
Such miduig'it visions awcep,
Spare, spare, () spare thine evening meal.
And sweet shall he thy sleep!
CAROL FOR MAY-DAY.
BY BISHOP HEBER.
Queen of fro li flowers,
Whom vernal stars obey;
Bring thy warm 'showers
liring thy go ial ray.
Jn na'ure's greenest livery dressed,
'.Descend on Kirili's expectant breust,
"Je earth and heaven a welco-ne giii,
Thou merry month ol .May
Mark how we meet thee
At dawn of dewy dav!
Ilm U how we greet thee
With our rou udel ay ;
While all the goodly rhines that bo
In earth find air, and ample S'-a,
Are waking up tn welcome thee,
Thou merry mouth of May.
Flocks on the mountains
And lii-ils upon their "."ray,
Tree. turf, and fountains,
All bol l holyday,
And T.ove, th- lif of living things,
fj-ive wiiyps bis loi-e.h. T.nve chips his '
A lid lo id and wide I ,y pntwes silllfS,
Thou merry nioni'i of .Miv.
Wo liko homely woinon. We have
always likml them. Wo (Id not carry
the peculiarity fur enough to include
the hideous or positively uirly; for,
since beauty ami money are the only
capital the world will recognize in wo
men, they are more to ho pitied than
admired; but we have a chivalric, enthu
siastic regard for plain women. We
never saw one who was not modest, un
assuming, and sweet-tempered, and
have seldom come across ono who was
not virtuous, and had not a good heart.
Made aware, early in life, of their want
of beauty by the slight attentions of
the opposite sex, vanity and affectation
never take root in their hearts; and, in
the hope of supplying attraction? which
a capricious nature has deuicd, they
cultivate the graces of tho heart instead
of tho person, and give to the mind
those accomplishments which the world
BO rarely appreciates in woman, but
which are mure lasting, and, in the eyes
of men of sonso, more highly prized
than personal beauty. See them in the
street, at home, or in the church, and
they aro always tho same; and the smile
which ever lives upon the face is not
forced thero to fascinate, but is the
epontaneous sunshine reflected from
kind heart a flower which takes root
la the soul, and blooms upon the lips,
iuspirmg respect instead of passion,
cmotu.is of admiration instead of feel
ings of sensual regard. Plain women
make good wives, good mothers, cheer
ful homes, and happy husbands; and we
never seo ono, but wo thank Heaven
that it has kindly created women of
Kcnse, as well as beauty. To homely wo
men, wo therefore lift our "ti lo" in re
Bpect. The world will extend the same
courtesy to beauty .-fAxY, L.tJi', Book
KCT I'llAYINO." A Mai no cor
respondent of tho (Jieen .Mountain Her
uld gives the following as the form of
prayer by a class of people called "new
lights," and who believe both in direct
preaching and direct praying: ''Lord,
have mercy on hisler Kelly, who gets up.
cull', tn i it kicks tho dog, scolds her
hin'iati 1 ill the morning, nnd then gm-s
to nit.eling, iind gets up und talks riht
oa the top of it."
For the News.
Affectionately Inscribed to Mary B.
BY LILLIE LELLFORD.
How sndly sweet these two small words
Come stniling oYr my lieurt, my friend!
Their trembling touch awakens i ln rils
That ( ft wete wonl with tliitie to blend.
As thoughtless, w ild, yel bnppy girls,
We once were known ;and frieinis quite true;
We parted thou Wert mad" n bride.
Another's patli with flowers lo strew.
Then o'er my heart a low, sid wail
Of bitter, cruel anguish swept!
I knew tbnt thou wei t happy, too ,
Hut s'ill my sadilen'd spirit wept.
A soul noss-'ssing light and life,
And thought congenial unto miilii;
Finer than silken, golden threads,
Were these that bound my luart to thine!
I've learned to live wilbont thes nn
Lighter lias grown the weight of woe;
I only ask, sweet friend, that thou
Wilt $imrt imrs think nf long nqn!
Tcnn Grove, Ohio, May, 1 H5T.
A bud wound heals; ,o 'ia l nnntn
Had 1 looks tire public funn t:iin nl" vi
Change nf fortune is the lot nf life
Defer not what thou intendot In "i
lvupty ves-sel-i make llie uT";:t"t n i
Vaii- and cn!'t!y goes far in it day.
( IltUtiin v kills mure than the svuvd
1 learts ma v arce. though 1 1 . : 1 ; iliilVr.
Idle ieople have the most labor.
Judge not men or things at !h t sight.
Keep not, what is not your own.
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
Make not a jest at other's infirmities.
Never buy a pi'r in a puke.
Of two evils 'liniwo the least.
Vast labor is present delight.
Otiiek at meat, r nick at work.
1'aze not the pillar's of a fair fi;;ie.
Say well N LMnil. hut do well is b"t ter
That is gold v. hii h is w
Undaunted mi nils defy
Vent ure not all in one
Wanton kittens may make so',,'
Youth is the season for innivovi
Zeal is eoiiimeii'lalile in all thiirj-s
From the New York Ledger.
As distnn! t-ini's bevnni! til" sea,
When friends c;n thence , dr iw n'-f1!,
Sn Heaven, when friends have fiilher gnn.
Draws m arer Iruni the sky.
And as thns' lands the d -arer ifrow,
When friends :ir- long aw y,
Po Heavn itsell", llirniiidi loved ones dead,
(,rows dearer ilav by day.
Heaven is not far from those who nee.
With Hie pine spiril 'h sight.
But near, and ill the very hearts
Ol those u ho sec ai iglit.
C. D. STUART.
Li'e! we've been long together,
Through pleiiMinl and through cloudy weather;
' I'ii- b ird 'o part when friends are d-.ir;
Perhaps 'twill C"ht a sigh, a tear;
Then steal hwiiv, ive li t.t warning,
Choose till ie- mvn lime,
Say nut good ni'ht, but in some brighter clime
I?id me good morning.
The a'lov verses are hv Mrs. fiarlianl I. who
ill her ilelightlul " F.ve hi ngs at Hum.!'' has in
structed and iiinnseil so milch ch i I ihin d. '1 hey
are very beautiful, m the expression ol ilu :t'"
of a true Co risli hi.
-UPHiii'ia Washinc. fi.mn !)
ssn v.i one
pen ml ni sdsidn in one quart of hot water,
an a a hi lo it four q larls of lime water; wh -n
this se tles, pour oil' Ihe clear. Next dissolve
threo ounces of borax in ono quart of be ingl
water, and add it to Ihe live quarts of ce(,7-1
water. When cold, dissolve in it two or three
ounces of pulverized carbonate inuuionhi. Put
il in botlles and keep it tighlly corked.
This fluid makes strong, faiek "nil. is,"
makes wanblng less injuriois to the hands,
mid it cleans the clothes with less rubhin"
Use one half piut.or l,-(,8, to nbuut five cal
lous of water: put it with sonn 0,p, ito the
or . . i.r, T! i".r"J!f i rZ wH.,,i,,,!f dy.'
' ""iuiijf Hill l"J III H'l,
think thischoinical fluid, iong ll, j-t o
washing coinpounds, will lake "t'lin ra;' oil' Iho
uusii, and clean it. Thkntom.
w asinng li ii i-i m el alter Ihe above r i:,t
Wrt IlllVrt no il.oil,, tv ill 1. I' i o
article, and we aro iniicli ohli,r:..l i,i ..,',',
.Many who nr- in the habit of mil,.; wai'i
ing fluids, do lint appear to he aware'of t ; i
naluro and su-cilic ohj 'cts. W iy sheuld Ih.-v
he used at all, iu washiugf Wn'ansiver, sim
ply to provide a slight excess of alkali to coin
bjua with the grease and dirt on the clothes.
They should 1, Hp. ringly im-d, at b. st, and
wholly discarded in washing luces and tino
tiood soap suds, of snHieiont s'ren'fili. in iks
the best of washing fluiilH f,,r line while tex
tile fabrics. The chloride of Hoiht, makes
excellent lluid for whitening linon that has I,...
come yellow in color, un l as a washing fluid,
is inferior to noil". n
The use of strong caustic alkalies, iomarts
a yellowish lia'e to the linn linens, ani l. mis
to injure Ihein; and therefore should b used
(if ut all,) with ii i ti o It ciutiou. Sri Amer.
II niKiK run Tkovmaciik. M. Simon r.-coiii-mends
as a mosi i-D'e. ooo pallia'ive of the j . , ; ,
of loothuehe, whether dependent iip.n c rle
or not, the application ol cotton, on which
few drops of chloruloriu liuvr b-ell d ro .p-l. t-.
'ho coiniueiicenienl of ihe m,,itm aifhlrii.
win re It only causes a slight burin n j sen. a
'ion, and gives great relief. The c ilor,.f,,. ni
must not he dmpped i!iivet!y into the ear
Uulilin Medical I'rrta.
How TnSii.ua' I'i...im J. t,n'i nt itsco r;
if it is White, Willi a slighlly yellowi ll or
straw-colored tint, it is a gnod hign. If ii
vi-rv whit-, wilh a h'nish c.ist.or wiih hi u-k
spe"l,s in il, t a ll nir n not r ,, I'lvin
ilie its ,1,1 lilt ire i,rm ; wet a li d I, lie ol H I il 1 1 o' i
h -liveen llm 'iiiue, s; if I works s .ft and Slie'i v
il 'H poor Flour um In fro,i spntiir w e-,t
likely lo b sticky II T irow n liin.. n u
I I ho dry flour cretins! t dry, sui.i.'l i p.roii
'licnl.tr an i f tee; i it aoheies in a Inna, i'i
ll 'ii r i,ss o o in i' , if it falls I ik u ,w, .-, M i
"id 4 Sqne kohiii of tho tl our in yo i
i 'id: if It r t ens t!i shipo g von il by l i
e- ssure, thai too, Is u good si'll.
in Ci.h.i Wju. l'.ft.n Soiled wall pap
nay bo undo to look ns well, almost, as ne.v.
'it most cases, bv the billowing xpe.ii..,i:
''ake ah. nit ,wu (naris ofwliu.tt bran, tin
' tn ii bundle, in curse flmiiel, nad nih
'V.t the pip-r. It vi ill cloiuso the w hole pi
"I of m'I descriplion of dot and spots, u-llnr
tutu oiiy other uicaus Ihat can be usjd. Sumo
ua bread, but dry biau Is bottor.
"I like you," said a girl to her suitor, I
but I cannot leave home; I am a wid-j
mv so v Marling: no nusiiaini can eiiutit ,
mv Parent in kindness. .ne is Mini,
.... , , , i i , it
'il the wooer; "but be my wile; we
.... ., 'rcTi
will all live together, ana see n 1 uon t,
brut your mother."
For the News.
I nni composed of I I letters,
Mv 1,11, 13. 's sn animal.
My !2, II, f, 4, Is n grain.
Mv .'I. li, H, is very comfortable.
My i, (J, 9, 7, P, denotes a very religious
My .1, II, If, P, Is used in camping.
My ti, 12, M, is nn nnimiil.
My 7, fi, .", is a boy's nick mm".
My H, 11, 1, belling to everything.
whole Is a of
il 7" A nswer lo I'.nigin a hv "Knoch," in last
Week's paper: "Ilalliel Webster."
Answer to Knigma by "bailie of Oaklaiul."
ill same paper: "Joseph McDowell Mathews."
A nswer to Charade in sain,, papor: "Candle-stick."
A Mysterious Story.
THE ISLAND PRINCESS.
THE ISLAND PRINCESS. A Romance of the Old and New
BY EMMA D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH.
ie: ISn.lc," "I'.el
AN INTERRUPTED WEDDING.
'.''ly "'itt V, vhe was p ietieally ll.Tlliei
It wax the lirst of May. the inarrinre
day of tho Viscount Montressor of Mon
resr C-: Iorse',.l;ir... and C-telle,
only daughter ntnl ln-ire-.s of Sir I'arke
Morelle, Hyde Hall, Devon-hire.
A ulorioiis liioriiing! the eluuilless.
wn upon the green
s and d 'en woods of
k .around th- Hall
was all a
b r of .
i n i o ci
and to d
il. with th" jov
t lie merry la uuh
1 luarriaL'e of their
u n liH'ii ; 1 1 1
le'.rate tie ir
i honor to tli
b d from the lug
nivh-d at each t
iwa y to t he
nni n - by
a ve n ue
' Wl-i atli o) (low it
earn i';es that l
. .'lie! many were the
is.-ed under them, on
their way to assist at the we l liri::; and
! thi'M! contained o ily the bridesmaids,
and the nearest friends and relatives of
the family, whose relationship or posi
tion 'jave them the ri-jht to attend the
bride to church; for a ttill more nu
merous party had been invited to meet
her af the altar. The villagers and
tenants, grouped about under the shade
: of the great old trees, or wandcrins:
over the greensward on either side the
avenue, watched these equipages as
they rolled nn. commenting as usual on
SU' ll eei-a-inns.
I '"' h. dear me! the weddingers won't
pass till nearly twelve! and here we
to wait two mortal hours!"
girl to the gamo-keopc r.
" i 1 u-h! my darling, look-
said ;i young
. here cot.ies
onistiip s carriage, itseil, lust as
as you're the prettiest lass in the
It irnx Lonl Montrcssor's carriage.
Karly that morning a, note from his
aflianeedjiride had been put in his hands
summoning him to a private conference
with her nt tho Hall, before they should
proceed to the church. Surprised and
filled with vague uneasiness, his lord
ship lost no time in obeying the be
hest. Within the most secluded of her suite
of richly-furnished apartments at the
old Hall, half-buried in the depths of a
cushioned chair, reclined the bride ex
! peetaiif, in bridal array
ni...,, her attendants 1
; 11 I '11
, ' " - ; '"'' nW" ,l w" '"' '''' w "
! l''-' He Morelle, or "La Hell
! t 'II '.'' ' !)e;i u! i Stella," "tl
- w:n at tin) tun.' twenty-tne yea: ? ot
it'!'', a'l 1 mo'.C 1 e.ely ti'.an a po --t's or an
art'sl's i l.i.il. J..-r I'uria was of medium
height, and Very slender, though well
rounded, wth a graceful head, over
which fell rich ma se.s of jet-black silken
ringlets, shading u face of pure, pale
olive complexion, villi large, mournful,
dark eyes, habitually veiled by the long,
drooping bashes, and delicate, though
full, curved lips, ever patiently closed
as in silent resignation. The prevail
ing expression ol' Iit dark, brilliant
countenance was a profound melan
choly. The annoiinee nont of Miss Morclle's.
approaching niai-Havrc with the Viscount
.'d int rc-.sor had created u profound sen
sation in t li o fashionable and aristocrat
ic circles. A peerless beauty, the only
child and heiress of the oldest, wealthi
est, and haughtiest baronet in tho West
"f England, her heart had been as much
the object of aspiration lo the youthful
a nd ardent, as her hand and fortune had
bei'ii the end of desire to the mercenary
At the early age of seven years, Es
ielle had b 'eu placed at. one of (he firs,t
dass female institutions of learning at
Paris, then, as now, considered among
the very best of their kind in the world
and thero h id been left, to remain unti
her sixteenth year, when the stublet
uld -al niiitoiis breaking up nf the in
slitution, and her own severe illness
had occasioned her removal. That ill
'less ci7 lien it'rn,l;f in'h mttrkr,.
dm ji.s in the. coiitlitiitiiii itn,l
'incut of ,. imiit,! ,ii f.
e, previously the most careless
irted nnd enfrieious of child
reu, felt her chamber ot con Va, eseelict
a subdued, thoughtful, melancholy wo
man! Tho lauehing lips of girlhood
closed in pntient jndnrss; tho sparkling
ryes sheathed their beams under long,
snauowy laslies, now seinom illicit; the
silvery, elastic voice, sanK into tier
-i , . ,
ami thrilling tones; the irec, glail mo
tions were measurer nnd controlled.
She never entered another school, hut
completed her education under the best
masters, at home. To dissipate what
was considered a transient melancholy,
her parents traveled with her over Eu
rope, pausing at each capital nnd chief
town, to show her all that was interest
ing and instructive. Hut though their
daughter repaid their attentions with tho
sweetest gratitude, and obeyed them
with the gentlest docility, she showed
no interest in the passing scenes. And
though everywhere her extreme beauty
nnd sweetness of disposition, not less
than her fortune and position, drew
around her many friends and admirers,
Kstelle remained alono in her isolated
thoughts and feelings. livery most
distinguished physician in Kurope had
been consulted upon her case, and tho
result of their wisdom was tho decision
that this melancholy was not the effect
of ill health, still less of sorrow, but
that it was a constitutional phase that
would probably pass away with matur
The V ret II ni'"1'
their ibiu'jiter n
-t into all tee
life. Hut Willi
the S'liliw ol"
1 to Kiioland. presented
t court, and introduced
gaieties of lii-hidinibb'
no happy re-nlt, upon
nits ol l,-lei!e, vim remained
pi oin'imli v unmoved ;-mi 1 the it that
reeled lor ,11, rt. j!or pieluresiue
beauty was the theme of all ton'nes
her Mournful glance was fascinating
her deep tones thrillinfr her touch
magnetic; all felt her power, xct she
who could move all others, remained
uiiimpies ,ed. She who sought no con
quests, for that very reason perhaps,
made many. A peer and two common
er", in su-ccssinn, laid their f irtunes i;t
her feet, and were in turn kindly and
iii tuly re,! i et 'd.
So ,,! -.-i d her fir.-t season in T.nn Ion.
at tic el.i-e of which h,.r parent- took
her down to the;r s. af in evou-h"re.
Here, in her thoughtful, quiet, li'io--tetitatious
manner, she otioied in
wmks of benevolence amoii'r the villa
gers and the tenantry. And her father,
hoping lunch tVoni this employment,
crave her full liberty of action, and
smiled to see that she seemed less pen
sive than before.
At the beginninsr of the parliamen
tary term, the family went up to Lon
don. And it was here in her second season
in town, that I'stelle formed the nc
(naintancc of Lord Montressor, a voung
nobleman but lately acceded to his ti
tles nnd estates, but already known as a
man of the most high-toned moral nnd
intellectual excellence, as a righ'eous.
as well as a rising statesman, and ns
one. who in tho event of a change of
ministry, would be like! v to fill a h.ih
ofliei::! position in His Maies'y's cnbi
net. Aside from the idare of rank
wealth and power. Charles Montressor
was a glorious specimen of (he Creator's
workmanship. Above the average stan
dard of height among- his countrymen,
broad-shouldered and deep-chested,
with a noble head, and a face full of
wisdom nnd goodness, his appearance
truly indicated the warm benevolence,
clear intelligence, and pure spirit of the
man. His presence soon inspired Ks
telle with a faith that she had not been
able to feel in any other that approach
ed her. ITe drew nearer to her than
nny other had been permitted to come;
he crossed the magic circle of her isola
tion, and conversed with her as no oth
er had been allowed to. Tho world
looked and said that tho beautiful Stella
had nt last met her master and was con
quered. At this stage of affairs, the parliamen
tary term being over, Sir I'arke Mo
relle and his family left Loudon for
Lord Montressor as'"d and r
penuis-ion to follow them, nnd in b-s,
than a month availed hiin-elf of tho
privilege to do so. Thus it was in the
home of h'-r anee.t' rs, ai'lc'.' having
obtained the cordial ha net inn of her
parents, and believ ing himself sura nf
the affections of their daughter, Lord
Montressor offered his baud and heart
to the lovely I'stelle. a ml was to his pro
found astonishment in-tantly and firm
ly rejected! In thus rejecting his suit
she wept long and bitterly, praying his
forgivcuness, that the happiness she had
experienced and exhibited in his socie
ty should have betrayed him into mak
ing this declaration, nnd beseeching him
never to renew his suit; but to leave and
forget her. There, was something in
her tone of refusal which confirmed and
deepened his previous convictions that
even in rejecting him she loved him!
Hut with his high-toned sentiments ho
would not in the least degree presume
upon that knowledge. Taking her
hand with deferential tenderness, ho
"Stella! a man never but once, in his
whoh existence, loves a woman as
lovo you! 1 will not inquire the cause
of the rejection, which you have cer-
tainly a right to make without assigning
any r 'ason for the act. And after liav-
ing received this repulse, I may not in
honor distress you by a renewal of my
suit. Hut this, in parting, I must say
toy.ui that, though I go hence, I shall
not go out of the reach of your friends;
I shall never address another woman; so
if ever in the course of future weeks, or
months, or years, however long, you
may think proper to review the decision
of this evening, Stella, I implore vou
let mo know! Write but one word,
Com,' and I w ill return, to lay an un
.hanged heart at your feet!"
Estelle was weeping too bitterly
"Stella! will you promise to do this?"
"Lord Montressor, best and dearest
friend! do not seek to bind yourself to
one who can give vou nothing in re
turn! Try to think of the melancholy
girl that you have pitied and loved
only as a shadow that fell for a moment
across the sunshine of vour imth, nnd!
Al 1 m . '. I
men passed away torcver! and so lor
''Stella! I havo pledged my honor
never to renew this suit, unless you re-
vcisu in my lavor the sentence you j
nave promuneed upon it; but, inspired
by the deep and deathless love I bear
yon, and 'hoping against hope,' I feel
impelled to implore before leaving vou,
that, in the event of a favorable change
of sentiment or purpose towards me,
you will not hesitate to give me leave to
return. Stella, will you promise mo so
much ns that?"
"Noblest friend thnt I have in the
world! how gladly would I promise, but
I must not, Montressor. Were I to do
so, you would feel hound to wait the
changes nf my mood, nnd so, for a most
undeserving love, mi::ht miss, in some
nobler woman's affections, the hippinf ss
in store for you!"
"Stella, will you raiso your sweet,
mournful eyes to mine, one moment,
that you may rend my soul, while 1
lie lifted her dark o,
heir, ruin', blue eves
so much love and
and read the deep, u iieh i n lt! n :: truth
the constancy of his soul, as lie sal.
"Stella, in the presence of th" heart
searching God who sees and hears me.
I assure that T shall never love .mother
woman as I love you. and. therefore, of
course, can never wed another; so that
whether you give me this slightest of
hopes or not. I am equally an I forever
bound! Xmn will you promise. Stella?
Ileniember. it is only to let ni" know in
ease of a change in your sentiments."
For an instant the light of an unut
terable love and joy broke on her heiuti-
ful. dark face, nnd her smiling lips!
parted to speak when as if a sudden
memory and warning had gripped her
very heart she uttered a low, sharp
'ry. turned paler than before, and then
"No! no! my Lord! Stella cannot even
give you thai! She is poorer thin the
poorest, in gifts to you! She can on
ly pray that you may forget her and be
Ho looked profoundly disappointed
and troubled. Hut soon mastering his
despondency he said hopefully
"Well, dearest Stella, although you re
ject in o without apparent reason, nnd
refuse to give 1110 the slightest promise
or the most distant hope, vet In)
should you in the long future, change
your purpose, and write to me one
word 'Come,' I will hasten to lav nt
your feet an unchanged heart! flodj
be with vou!" and raising her hand,'
lie bowed over it, pressed it to his
,.ps, turner! nn.l lelt the room.
Some moments after, Lady Morelle.
who came to seek wnd congratulate
her daughter upon what she imagined
to be the only possible result of the
interview found hstello lying in
swoon upon the floor! It was follow
ed by a long and terrible illness, ter
minating in a tediously protracted
convalescence. The town season was
at hand before Estelle was able to re
They went up to London, and once
more the "star of beauty" arose upon
its world. And though tho cloud up
on her life settled darker and heavi
er, day by day, she was more followed,
flattered and courted than before.
Thus three years had passed away,
when one moruing, while tho family,
then occupying their town house in
Herkely Square, were seated at a late
breakf'Hst. and Sir I'arke was engaged iu
rev'lutri o.bnid from tin' London Tinnx. fin
i1'' s-u'iiKj f tlir, Vcici s'n'
! T," !"' ' I) An'r'l' HT'-rknl oil'
control inor :thii- iiiicck n (,,, . ,,
in,, I x inr fiiintiiifj fcoiii her unit.
This attack was not, us llm oiler had
been, followed by ill net--; mi l.u con
trary, from that day, tho cloud Seemed
lifted from her head, and even those
who had most admired her face in its
shadow, were enchanted to see how
brilliant washer beauty in its sunshine
Her health and spirits daily improved,
yet in all this flowing tide of new life.
Estelle astonished her friends by sud
denly, in the height of the Loudon sea
son, retiring to her father's country
seat, where she remained in strict .-, 'elu
sion from tho world for eighteen'
At the end of this period. Lord Mon
stressor, who had never left England, or
lost sight of his beloved Stella and
who was now staying nt his castle in
I birsetshire, was ono day seated ut
breakfast when the moruing mail was
brought to him. Among a score of let
ters the first that attracted his attention
was a dainty white envelope superscrib
ed in a delicate handwriting, lie took
that up first and opened it lt coiitaiu-
ed but one word "Comk!"
The light of an ineffable joy broke
over his face! Oh! he hud waited pa-
tiently, hopefully, years, for that word,
and at last he received it! Thanks
j heaven in tho first instance! nnd then
pushing all the other letters unopened
aside, ho sprung, up, rang lor hii vulet,
and ordered his valise packed and horse
put to the carriage.
In twenty more minutes he ltud reach
ed tho railway station just as tho cars
wore about to sturt, and in three hour
ho was at Hyde Hall and standing
tho presence ot Eetelle! she looking
80 beautiful and happy!
Willi the old chivalric enthusiasm
devotion, ho dropped, at once, upon
knee, nnd raised her hand b his lips,
"For four years I have, honed and
waited for one word from you, and at
last, beloved, you have written Tome,' ,
nnd I nm nt your feet, ns I said, with an
unchanged heart!" )
"Hut I." she said, deeply blushin"
while she held both hands to raise him.
"I, my Lord, have not an unchanged
h"art! for more than four years I have
loved you more than woman's tongue
may tell and nevermore, than at Oie
hour in which we bade farewell, as I
'I know it, beloved! knew it fhm!
knew it llltritys! I
never doubted it!
Could I bo deceived in the dear heart of
the woman I loved! No! nnd that was
the secret of iny patience!" ho replied,
taking his sent on the sofa by her side.
"And yet you never inquired nnd do
not even now inquire, why, without ex
planation and without hope, I Font you
from my presence, and why now, with
out apparent reason, I summon you
back!" she said, as a shade of the old
sadness fell upon her beautiful face.
"Your motives, dearest, were and arc
your own. Not until your spirit moves
you to do o, shall you e-ive them to me!
I have full confidence in
'I". :,1.7.; r;! ,,J,
el.ine 1 ii) a ..w
. !" p. tllMlli
. bvaking 1
irk fee. and
said SI," lock
. nothing, my Lord' but that
eights and feelings nre so
.ond vnii r poor Kstclle's.!
' would almost choose jt so'
ie b" an angel, she would
nil your lb
elevat -d be
And yet si,
for could s
u tube something far higher-
"Swe"t enthusiast' moderate your as
pirations' ,,r the world and its" people
will disappoint yon! He not nn idol
ater: Wdr-hi t!od. tnv Stella!"
Such was tb,.ir moe'ing!
v. . i . .,
iii. -asio.r, i iv. nrougliou t t 111
ter iew. a sudden dnnl.iiv like the
.nrreni-e of a painT'il thought, wi
,uld fall upon her bright f.t-, and then pa.-s
as it came.
They were engaged, nnd within
few days the marriage was announced
to take place on the fir-1 of .May.
V,u it was observed by the' nearest
friends of the bride, that from the day
of her betrothal, her spirits had been
marked by the strangest fluctuations.
Sometimes with her beautiful dark face
illumined with a deep, still, almost re
ligious joy, she moved about, ns it were,
on "winged feet," or sat brooding in a
happy trance. At other times, she fell
into deep gloom nnd anxiety, ns inexpli
cable as it was alarming to her friends,
who greatly feared her rel&ps- into the
deep melancholy that had so long overshadowed
her. and that they had grown
to dread as a serious constitutional mai
nly. lut tliey Hoped everything from
lior a noma -hing marriage with the man
lie llVed. Lord Montressor observed
! wth the deepest interest the uncertain
moods of his betrothed: but with the
( high-toned sentiments that distinguish
ed him. refrained from inouiring and
ivait"d her voluntary revelations
At last the first of May, the marriage
day, upon which I have presented the
parties to tho reader, arrived, and all
tfc' Imut ton. ns I said, were gathered at
the Hall or at the Church to do honor
to the solemnities.
And the expectant bride, in her bri
dal robe and veil, waited within her bou
doir the arrival of the bridegroom, whom
she had summoned to a private inter
view before they should proceed to the
church. She had not long to wait. He
who quickly responded to her slightest
inclination, immediately obeyed her
Kt when she heard Ins firm clastic
".Now tjod have mercy on me!" she
' ( .I, and covered her f tee with
. unannounced, and saving.
-My b -i ui
vou peri i i . e.
il Stella! I a;n here,
." your conrnands!"
She dropped her hands, and r
a face p. tie with misery, spoke
i hri ,li ng, deep, impassioned tone
"ion are here by my nipjt'ication, my
lord' 1 have no right to coiiiniuud.''
"Wo will waive tha! What is your
will, l u y dearest Stella?"
"My j'nrcr, my lord is
I '.riii riii ss.' my Stella!"
"Ay, my dear lord! you seo before
you a pi-niuMK and a supplicant, who
may soon be something, far more wretch
ed!'' "My Stella! what nican you?"
"Come to tho window, Lord Montres
sor!" she .-aid. rising and preceding him.
"Look out." she continued, putting
aside the ro-e-eolored hangings, and re
vealing a view of tho park below, alive
with its restless multitude. "W hat are
all these people waiting for, my lord?"
"What are they waiting for, Stella?
for that, for w hich I also wait, with
how much more impatience!" ho an
swered, while a deep flush of love and
joy, for an instant bupplanted the anxi
iety on bis face.
They wait to seo a bride puss, where
a bride may never go!" bho t-aid, in
"Stella! great Heaven! what say you!'
he exclaimed, gazing on her w ith pro
"That the bride they expect, is un
worthy to stand before (!od a holy altar,
beside Lord Montressor!"
"Unworthy, Stella? You?"
"Mutt uincorthy, my lord!" she said,
dropping her arms, and dropping
head in an attitude of tho deepest mis
ery. "I should have made this confes
sion long ngo, Lord Monireor; but
have deceived you I lmvo deceived
"In what respect, S( lb,? Mvf'.od'
Jt cannot be! No, it cannot, be! that
whilo betrothed to me, you do not lov.)
"A Vre yon! (),, m, 7, nr lri .'"
murmured, in a voice of ihrillino-
ictKierncss mat carricil conviction of
her liuth to his deepest li,.srt,
'What mean you then, dearest one?
if indeed you return my deep love?"
"Oh! I do. I do, Montressor; what
ever happens, wherever you go, take
that as.surnnce with you! I h,ve you,
my lord! shall ever love yon, f , n "tl,,,'
after what I shall have told you, v,.u re
pulse and hate me, and go to our 'friends
and say, 'That woman tthom I whs
about to wed, is but a whited sepulchre,
whom I have proved, and whom I now
reject' and so leave me to. the scorn of
men, still I say cvershall say I l,,vo
you, Lord Montressor! I love you. and
the eonseiouf ness of heincr unworthy of
i . , .... . -
jour love :s tne lutterest clement in
puiii.br.,P,it," she said, in a oiei
such prof, und misery, that Lord -Men
trcssor could scarcely continue to be
lieve her agitation unfounded or ex
aggerated. lie dropped upon a sent, nnd sittine;
still an.', white as a carved image nf
stone, gazed upon her, waiting her fur-
com m '. i n n a
... above is nil
this beautiful and
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I'.inuy Fern writes nnly f,,r the New
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Mrs. Sigourney. Mrs. Einma lb E. N.
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Irving's Life of Washington.
The fourth and probably la-t vnluins
of IuviMi's Life of Washington has
just been issued bv Ittxam 4y Co., New
lork. It closes with Washington as
suming the Presidential chair. The
last paragraph of the book is a, follows:
"So far our work is complete-, com
prehending the whole military life of
Washington, and his agency i'n public
affairs, up to the formation of our con
stitution. How well wo have executed
it, we leave to the public to determine;
hoping to find it, as heretofore, far more
easily satisfied with the result of our
labors than we are ourselves. Sin u'd
the measure of health and good spirits,
with which a kind Providence has bles
sed us beyond the usual term of literary
labor, be still continued, we may go on,
and in another volume, give the presi
dential career and closing life of Wash
ington. In the meantime, having
found a resting jdaee in our task, wo
stay our hands, lay by our pen. end
seek tnnt relaxation and rej se which
gathering ears require. "
, i- .
.a not ii i.k voi.r.Mt: or m n.
IlisTullVOK En'.i.anh. The lifih
uuio of Macaulav's Hi.-tury nf Eir.
is said to be nearly ready for the prcsa,
and may be expected in July. It will
bring the narrative dow n to the death of
William III., in 17U. Macniil.ay is iu
his fifty-seventh year, w ilL indifferent
health. lie is said to have ariived at
the conclusion, already drawn by the
public, that it is wholly useless to contin
ue tie idea of writing a History of ling
land down to such a veeeut date ns ho
originally intended. When two vol
umes first appeared, nearly iiiin; years
ago, tie aiinuunceil that he proi,ose,l "to
write the Hi-tory of England from tho
accession ot King .James the Second.
down to the time which is within the
memory of wen still living." That is,
down to the end of the American War,
in 1 7 S 1 1 exactly tho concluding period
of Lord Mahon s (now Earl nf Stan
hope) History. In nine years, Maeaulay
has written tho annals, the close nf
James' reign, nnd only the opening nine
years of the reign of William and Mary.
At this slow rate, it would take !l addi
tional volumes and 111 mom years to
bring the work down to ITS!!. 'There
fore, it is said, he has been persuaded to
close bis history ut the tbeuh nf Queen
Anne, iu 1714 the actual close nf thn
Stuart dynasty, ns reigning mouarchs.
TheNT. Y. Independent, of May 7th,
furnishes some stati.-ties t f the Ply
mouth Church, Drook lyu, llKNV.V Wa1U
liKKCUKK, Pastor, which wo coii l 'iise:
On Sunday, 3d hist., 87 were received
into tho church. T7 of thorn on profc
sion of f.wl.h. Number of cnniiiiuni
entits, more than i'OO; on that day inoro
thau l"0l) persons participated in thu