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yi'.up Ali ili** accu.stonnil Mii.ri-i". wcri* se lecting within illi1 msi'li i• s their most favorite ' n , m llie i li":' ul a ii-.'iij -t lor their strains ; ■ ml ill i ■ -rs ivre *• Id mi lilted up ill trove to r>—al 1 • > :i > n.'in sume ancient dill*,. I I tlni i i. iiiii.*; their impellent skill m II.i* l.-t ui Ii uinony. ( • iiinum•> were isked a id pi i* i c! (lie sweetness ul tin- music, md ti■ ■ In auly ol ’die pm:!!y of some popular uouha d-mr, and i a i inns were the p issages and •alienees gently trilled as specimens Air parti alar admiration. Invert a brook, whicl) hither to imiii* had In aid, now rippl. d and trippled over it' -h,allow lied, ami sang its tinkling Jin*i > dy In the del-ahted rashes, that I mill and iinifi ml to il~ ii.ei i v me ainleriii,;*. The attention of I lie Ci nip.my ivas rnnv di rented I i a vouth, who. with little entreaty, prepared to comply with tin* napiest made hy the lady, that lie should relieve her from the embarrassment of !he ad miration she had excited hy immediately com rnencing a song, and the smile aad Ann,lier in limit: n ol the head that followed the sohcil'i tim.. w o -nl:vmnt to show that not onlv a riemlly mtimacv snh between them to ust dy h . pi..r.i| t deli: ir. I, hat Ik it lie was aa - dept in tin: *ci i;o‘. J!e Has a vouth of t 'orrn. with a p'oA; .- a ot light hair euii'.inr ami win mg in er a lull blight hazel eve. whose eiear irclied hrow anil smooth fm ehcad spoke of hap piness .mil heart's ease. ( lose, to him 'id a lair riil with a hand closely locked in hi-, and look jiir at him so fondly, and an-uering his speak*, mg and laughing glanees so tenderlv and intel iiitihly, that it was no difficult mailer to ^nr-i they were lovers —happy, undivided lovers — ''he stole a shmt gentle w hisper in lus ear, and fresentiv all listened to TliK I.OVKil'S SO.Mi \\ hat .itr the s::mn;cp ski. sto me, Though bright and beaufful llicv !>< Whit s'e tin- garden's freshest (lowers \11< 1 tlie km-iing- brer .. ol its greenest bowc. I li<mt^li beauty ami fragrance n.i ngle there. Ami sweet is the ot the amorous air, Vet (lowers were never so glowing and sweet \s my ! e.ly's bin ’1 when alone we meet. \nd wli.it is the kiss of the softest bret -e, l'o ni\ l.nly’s los i.i such in;:! ts as these ■ 'Mill never so bright were the summer skie-'. Vs the living light ol my lady s ctes. Sweet are the beams of the early sun, •f'.re the hum of the waking w nrld’s begun. And p a ir t 1! us the mermaid’s song fan rahn the v, i!d sea as it rolls along, fhen swe t is the swell of each quiet wave, As if fraught with a sigh for the shores they lave — "mt 1 know a ^isorn w hose r in 1 fall fan mum.1. a s:gh tliat’ssuve’er than ail, Vnd coni : yon hut hear :m latly sing, Vtitl’d hat ■ ears for no oilier rarrollmg: While the tm.; i r.g beams would vipouis be, ' the light of tny la.h ’a s.-.il,- on me. This song, which was given with all the tut • mi skill ol :t practised singer, now dying anav i lotv yet clear tones, then gradually rising to the I ri swell of the voice, aided hv the well timed paw.es and finished execution of a cor rect ear, so pleased those who were listening 'iiat an universal hurst of approbation brought the whole company into motion The attend mis presented the wine cups, the ladies shifted heir positions, as the gallants, becoming em boldened, and somewhat inspired by the songs, the time, and the place, were gathering closer to the fa«r creatures ; and many were the delt cate fingers that endured the pressure of more nervous ones, almost to tlinching But whoever a,, s. ''Hight' d With the efforts of the last singer, none Her: more so than the lair gill that sat close to lum ; a; -J as he hail extolled the lady's carolling, no one lor a moment nn aginrd that any other than that lady could be meant: consequently entiealies lor her melody poured, in from every quarter; but the poor girl, tar from attempting t > prove her lover s taste, sat trembling and grasping his arm, and giving breathless negatives to every request, and chiding the laughing youth now that she discovered the situation his praise had placed her in; hut in a well phrased pica from him, and a voluntary ,,)ler of a song from another, relieved the timid girl,and the party were again preparing for silence. The person who had proposed himself was a swarthy muscular young man, with short curled black hair ami heard, a l:ce.unceremonious deportment,and altogether w,tilth - appearance, of one who had not at ways been nr the land of Ins birth. Ills lace showed the linge of an eastern sun, and the bulb-ling of rougher winds than those that shake the branches of an Italian forest. It ap peared in hi - travels he had once hren capture.d by a band of marauders, and in their retreat lord learned from their leader the only song he ever knew. 1’ was a wild and rugged air, par tubing more of the rolling of the sea, anti the : dashing of the cataract, than the low voiced stream and the playful fountain. He rested , again-t the stem of a mighty elm, and in a sleep toned and harmonious voice, sang— TIIK ROIiliER S SONG. Wo are the souls that tear not fate, And the blasts oflifedefv; We’ve hearts for love, and brands for hate. And can reckless live or die tin' lives have all an earthquake been, I .cl the timid then shrink and wail; Hut we, tv ho the worst ol the storm have seen. Will ne’er at its thunder quail. Then laugh, In! ha! Then diini: ho! ho! To sorrow’s overthrow. Wht droop the hea 1 ;tt a woman's frown Here’s enough in the world to smile: The revenge of the scorned is the ivy crown, And kinder lips tile while Then as on the sea oflife we sail, l.'.t m not heed the wind or sky: Hut mount with the billow, and Hy with the gale, Nor fear the wreck to die. Then laugh, ha! ha! And drink, ho! Iio! To sorrow’s overthrow. This song did not find that favor with the La dies the two preceding ones had found, though the gallants were loud in their praises of his powerful cadences, and the deep intonations of ins voice : nor was the singer displeased when one compared his tones to the hoarse roar of the for -t lion, hut laughed right jovially, and a-onhed any fault that might be found with ins style to Ins bandit tutor, and seemed particu larly tirkled hy the remarks on his strenglh of voice, as the forte tune his conversation after wards assumed fully proved. The company were now t ery urgent to prevail on some lady to attempt a gen lc strain, and bring back their thoughts and feelings to love, and sighs, and tenderness, from which the rough rolling sound of the robber’s'■ong had roused them; but in vain—none would at present trust their delicate voices to such an overwhelming contrast; and after much debate and entreaty, a youth, who had taken little interest in the proceedings of the party, carelessly assented to a general solicita tion that he should be the next singer. He was reclining on the ground, resting his face on the palm of his hand, and looking through a space iii tlie foliage above him at a bright .st ir. which hxcd in that 'pot oi the heavens, seemed watch mg him like an eye He was a well prc.por boned youth, with dark ehesnut hair, fhat, part ing in the centre of Ins forehead, hung almost to his shoulders in graceful curls, llis full deep blue eye overhung by a straight broiv. black and narrow, which would bend and answer the curl of his proud lip when (lie frivol jus speeches of some of (he. young gallants reached his ear, and then, with a sigh almost like a groan, he would (urn to the favorite spot of the blue sky above him, and gaze at the star shining there, as though he wished to breathe his very spirit intuits white beams. His young cheek was pale and rather wasted, and the two deep lines engraven theie told of bitter scorn, passionate thoughts, the sorrow that kills, and the proud heart that deeply feels but wails not. He press ed his hand to his forehead, and, still keeping his reclining position, appeared to make an ef fort not to be totally a misanthrope where a!.' were so happy, seeming to entreat himself for once to unbend and become like those abuu‘. him, and in a not unmusical voice, but law ami carelessly, was sung— THE POET S SONG Alas for me! ajeloud has hung O’er all mine early days; And if perchance a light has flun • Across my path its rays, I’ve wished that it had never been- ■ For like a flame at midnight seen, I have not found, when it hath past A deeper darkness round me cast. Alas for me false hearts I've fount?., Where 1 had deem’d them true; And stricken hopes lie all around Where’er i turn my view. There have been some that I have iov'c And whose returning love I’ve prov’d Far above sounding words;—but the;' Are dead and gone, and past away Alas for me! — I cannot think Of happy moments fled; Or sigh to look o’er that dread brink Where sleep the countless dead. My joys have been by sorrow crushed; My heart’s best sounds have all been hushe^’. Its strings are strained, and so my grave Will welcome be—in earth or wave. Alas for me!—’tis pity, too, As youth is still mine own, Then 1 should think as now I do, And know what I have known. Hut still I to this earth must cling, While brooks and trees and blossoms splint, And while the sky, the rocks and sea, \re such sweet, silent friends lo me. Thus the night wore away, their songs, then pleasant tales, their happy taikings and laugh ter, so enchanted the time, that the gay morning carne upon them like a surprize. Hearts were conquered, friendships made, and loves con tinned, that lasted through a long life ; and of ten, in after days, did the memories of those who were of the gay company revert with tic light on the merriments and the songs of a Sum mer Night. J. B B. Hymrncal Co-partnership.—Mr. William Edwards, of New Marlborough,Mass, here by gi'es notice to his numerous friends, that, <m Tuesday of last week, he entitled into copartner hip, * for better or for worse,’ for life, with Miss Jcrusha Tobey, of West Stockbridge.