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iby crowing on your knee,.
While you sing some litw T»tty,
Pulls your hnir or thumbs your ee,"
Would you think it, wasn't pretty
Tfll inc. eould you|
If you owned the baby," would vpu.7
Wife with arm nbout your neck,
Says |»'ou look just like the I a by
Wants *oi»ie eash to make a speck,"
And you would refuse her—may be
Could you, should you 1
If yoft owned the woman," would you
Little labor, little strife.
Little eaii'ami little oot.
Would you sigh for single life
Would you murmur at your lot
Tell me, should you
If yon owned the eottige," would you
Health and comfort, children fair,
Wife to meet you at the door,
Pond hearts throbbing for you there
Tell me, would you ask tor more
Should you, could you
If von owned "the bullies," would vou
Often in the spring have we sat to^eth
•er in the garden of Harmonius. ftever
have 1 seen a man whose, life was more
•conscientious aud pure—never a man
whose friendship merited a mors siuoere
and tender return.
Before the arbor interlaced with twin
ing honey-suckles, in Ilarmonius's gar­
On the pedestal were these words
Jfrove Imperishable under all Form*.
When we soon afterwards entered his
house, among other pictures on the wall,
we discovered one larger than the rest.—
Illuminated with charms we saw the
samo young woman. Near her, on a
green branch, was a bird whom we recog
nized as a goldfinch by his plumage and
a little dog, snow white, with the excep
tion of a black head aud cars, and a
patch of black upon his Hank, lay watch
fully at her feet. The eyes of these
three various beings were delineated in
such a manner by the painter's art, that
cach beholder seemed to be regarded by
tbem all at the same moment.
Jn Harmonium's library, which, as the
library ought always to be, was the most
beautiful room in the whole house, and
whose windows presented a wide and
picturesque landscape to the view, we
saw the same group reproduced, with some
modifications. Three portraits, exquis
itely painted, hung togelhor, surrounded
by a blooming wreath of evergreens and
forget-me-nots. The first represented
the bird, which we had before seen the
second the same snow-white dog, but
here it-presented as full grown the third
Jthe charming wife of our host.
jMow the*paintings, in golden letters,
upon a sky-colored ground, were the
jame words—Love Imperishable under all
Forma. Other pictures still did we see
ill other rooms of our excellent friend,
and to them all was attached tha same
expressive text.
per Annum, in AdvtMtfj,
Rates of Advertising.
iVr the Guardian.
Y^fiislftted from the German of oil a n 31 Dill il
Heijhuch Zucijokkk,
no means destitute of intelligence. TLt
•cluirming German writer, HEINUICH
ZsdioKKK,, in otic of his stories, illus
trates this opinion in a manner so beauti
ful that wo have translated and condensed
the tale for the entertainment of the read
ers of the Guardian. This condensation
vr* make, principally, by omitting tho
various arguments urged bv Harmonius,
the chief character in the story, in favor
of the doctrine of tho transmigration of
souls, and by translating only the narra
tive. We are aware that with such a
writer as ZschokWe, every omission of his
matter must deprive the reader of excel
lencies but this has been necessary to
bring the tale within a single number of
tbe Guardian, and the same reason has
induced us to make a few changes in the
narrative itself, in order to render itcom
plste in its present form.
den, stood a marble group. A young b'le at home, more joyful among my com
Atid beautiful woman leaned upon an urn, pan ions. They all came to view my
on which, trustingly perched near her,
£at a bird, and a little doghiy slumbering
at her feet.
Sunday evening lit related
My mother, said he, cannot remem
ber. She died a year after my birth, and
my father six years later, leaving me an
orphan in the care of strangers. Thelotj
of an orphan was to nie a hard one, but!
mainly because I was unlike all my play-!
mates. 1 had no father Co instruct me
—no mother to press me to her maternal
breast. This privation rendered my heart
35,00j incessantly sore. Silently I wept over'
woes, and sliort as had been
am not
PYTHAGORAS and his followers held
that after death the souls of men pass in
to other bodies, and the doctrinc is still
maintained by some metaphysicians by crumbs I could collect in my pockets
wicked. Am I, then,
relaVd to nothing. Has nothing e\*er
yet loved me
Again I closed my eyes. The cold
tears poured over ray hot cheeks. My
ardent desire wjis to die. At this instant
I perceived that a little bird had perched
on my chin, and with tender playfulness
was pecking against my lips with its bill.
I was sLanieJ, and as I opened my eyes,
the little creature took to flight. I imme
diately rose up. The bir^ysat in the tree
above me, and appeared as if it wa'ched
me with the greatest attention. I would
have given any thing to make him mine,
and vainly did 1 endeavor to allure and
entice him. He did not fly any farther
»ff, but neither did he approach any near
er. I scattered about for him all the
lic then alighted timidly down and pick
ed Up a few, wliiU La ragarJvd me as it
he wished to give me thanks. But when
I made the slightest movement he flew
Oh, little bird, dear little bird ex
exclaimed I, as weeping I stretched my
arms upwards to the tree where he had
flown, I am not cruel, that you need
fear me I will truly love you and feed
you, and no one shall do you any injury."
So did I say, though too sensibly w.'is
I conscious the little creature could jjot
understand my prayer. Yet he gazed
upon me as if he comprehended my lan
guage, and hoppfldjfrom one branch to
another—he looked intently upon me—
he flitted down from the tree tome !—he
perched upon my arm In what words
could I express my delight It was in
describable Our joys are greater than
our pains for tho first make us forget
ourselves, while the last always leave us
enough selfishness to bemoan aud won
der at our fate. Therefore is our recol
lection so short for our joys, and our
wemory so long for our sorrows.
I showed all the household my beauti
ful captive, though captive, indeed, I
could not call him, for voluntarily had
the little creature given himself to me.
I carried it to my own room. There I
kissed it
thousand times—there I fed it
—there 1 let it freely fly about wherever
it would. I seemed to be in heaven. I
was more studious in school, more araia-
bird, to wonder at itstameness, to admire
its fearlessness, and witness its love and
fidelity to myself.
Every morning my tittle friend awak
ened mo with his song. 1 then left my
bed, and he flew to me, and picked the
bird-seed I gave him from my hand.—
When I sat down to prepare my lessons
for school, he hopped sociably on my
tablo, on my shoulder and about my
chamber. Notwithstanding the open
window, he remained faithful to me.—
Sometimes he would fly oijt, but soon
returned chirping back.
Do not smile at the great pleasure I
take in narrating these trifling incidents.
They belong to the most beautiful dreams
of my youth, and are the delightful
scenes which the God of dreams ofieu re
news before my sleeping vision.
The little creature died after a year.and
a half of friendship aud devotion. A few
days previous to his death, he lost his
sprightlinoss and his desire for enjoy
ment. It fluttered about tho room no
longer, but sat sorrowfully in its place,
or by great exertion attained my should
er. At last it became so weak that it
could not .each that. I held it in-my
hand—I fondled it in my bosom. When
I w e a u e i o v i n y e o e e i
e a e e w i i s i e e e s a s i i
was sensible that our separation was near
at hand, and as if it wished to thank me
for my love and my tears. Then it con
cealcd its little bead under its win^, as if
the last evening I placed it in its
own corner, on its freshly broken twigs.
I wept aloud, and kissed it a thousand
i times. 1 went myself to bed, but re-
turned repeatedly to the
to :i
circle of intimate friends, of whom I had
the pleasure to be one, hii explanation of
these various pictures, all resembling,
each other in their principal figures, and
all equally beautiful and worthy ot adrni
life, I expatiated in it with inexpressible
delight, as if it had been a paradise—j
Every feeling in my soul was transformed
into sad and soothing tenderness.
13v (hose who knew mo I was neither!
loved or hated. 1 was lonely, and setting'
little value upon those who surrounded
me, I was considered an unsocial dream-'
er. In the summer I wished for winter,
because its solitude appeared more con-
to my melancholy. In the winter
longed for spring, in order to find com
When I had completed the twelfth year
of my age, and on the identical morning
of my birthday, I was reclined tinder the
high pear-trCe in my father's garden,
wliere I lay in a half-slumbering state.
Once more was my heart tortured with
longing dreams. Tears pressed them
s e v e s o u y o s e e y e i s I i
gazed upwards, and through my ush-
ing tears, and through the screen wilder
ness of branches 1 looked into jibe blue
heavens above.
"Alas!" sighed I, in tti'c whole
wide world I am all alone. No one knows
{ne, and no one loves me And yet I
feci "Vial I
corner in
in: ',
Beauty The dog appeared terrified, gions. They seem to have flown from
and quitting me went submissively to that earth
Have" we while traveling met somewhere I enemies. I proceeded myself to Colorno,
before I and visited the estate which had formerly
circles around his master and myself. life.
as I walked, and we became absorbed in
conversation. Beauty and his master^ in
the mean time, went farther on their way.
Late in the evening 1 returned home.—
A singular dream unfolded itself to me
with pleased attention, and then poiuted I
separated the garden from the court
yard, he said: "Yonder is thy beloved
bird." I looked, and on tho other side
of the trellis I observed the snow-white
Beauty, who seemed to be seeking an
entrance into the garden. I hurried
thither with all speed and opened the
gate. Beauty sprang towards me
in the midst of our reciprocal caresses
friendship for me. Even at the hazard
of self-deception, I found myself believ
ing that the soul of my dear bird now
animated Beauty's graceful form and was
inspired with ail us former inclination
lor me. I derived so much pleasure
from the deception that I could not wil-
during the night. It seemed as if I was ^ie jdea that only onk belief among
walking iu my father's garden, and with
my father at my side. I related to him the dogma has dyed the four quarters of the
little history ot my bird. He listened,
to the wicker-work of the trellis, that authorized more dreadful crimes, than al(
in thi-
I was
the united
Even after being broad awake tho
dream held possession of my mind in
the liveliest manner. It seemed to un
ravel the secret of the dog's extraordinary
leave my bed-chamber, f.ndhavmg'reach-1 »i,.,
ed the door I opened i, wben'Ueau.y
gazed at him full of astonishment. He1
had abandoned his master, had glided!
into our house, and had most probably
passed the night before the door of my £ped
sleeping room. Enraptured 1 raise,1 up
joyful tearsI press.Hl himto mv heart, i
fore seemed only an illusion were now
confirmed in my mind. Beauty's soul
was the same as that of my bird. No
doubts ranged themselves in opposition
to the transporting convictions. On the
contrary, everything concurred to
give you a description of my joy. One
singular occurrence, however, 1 must re-*
you, perhaps, regird as enthusiasm. O
how happy did I become through this
new friend He learned to understand
my language ray very wishes. He
manifested a constant obedience and fi-
ture with a little dog brought my loss galleries of art in Florence,'nff the ven- ately came rushing towards me with all
with renewed vividness into my mind.— erable ruin3 of Rme, but partly also by speed. They were w rapped in short
Fatigued one evening with walking in other circumstances. l*'o£ many years mantles, and were both armed, the one
the Cathedral-field, 1 took a seat on a had my deceased father's brother dwelt with a stiletto, aud the other with a short
bench uuder the wido-spreading chest- in Colorno, near Parma. By means of sword. Beauty restrained them in their
nut-trees, in order to view those who! commercial business in livorno he had I attack upon me. Exasperated at the
for pleasure were promenading up and considerably increased hfs fortune, and i tlpg. they each fell murderously upon
down before me. Without my having afterwards, to favor his reclining years, 1 I11™*
noticed it a beautiful young do
bif. mooter, no-.l fr«»m him returned lim-i unf.u iunat father cried tohoaven. From i neighboring spi-niir of water to wash
idly and slowly to mo. fsuen information as was awe \nrn mneTr~rt're
have ever happened," I answered I with vines, and luxuriant fields of rice, Pa6t
This astonishes me," returned the
stranger I now observe, for the first
time, this creature give caresses to a
stranger." announces
lie lay strudion which is
it was, to behold niv little lavoriie again, on the hard th^oy, stud ,iw the very same prevalent course of education is such, lest she should expire upon my* breast.—
and as often as I "approached, it would 'corner where formerly oh its twigs, my that, oil arriving at years of judgment I quickly laid her down on the high
hop from the lower twig to the floor, bird lia had its accustomed resting
weak as it was, to meet me, .as if it was place. Whether this was a mere acci" vote more years to unlearn the absurd- gushing from the rocks a little way back,
sensible of the nearness of our parting dent, or resulted ffom Beauty's having ities instilled into our minds, than was ran across the road, and scooping out
moment as if it wished to carets me for
the last time as if it would improve the
last apportunity to see and thank me.—
In the morning I perceived it lying dead
on the floor. It lay before my bed. In
the night it had left its own little place
and had crept towards its protector, in
order to die near me. O kind and faith
ful little creature '. O mute angel of my
childhood why were you so early
delity, even in regard to all my lightest so long without an adventure. At this
fancies, was deeply 'sensible of the very instant something rustled behind
snatched from me. Excuse in* from de- i impossibility of adequately rewarding me among the ruins. Directing my
scribing my grief at the loss of my little such_«tftiro. nelf-foi geirteg devotion, and startled attention thither, I looked back all."
bird. With sobs and tears I interred ail the thousand £f\jitice.s, of which, and distinguished a human figure,in the I drew out my money purse, and in
him under the same peaf tree Jn thegar« but too frequently, they wha upeeive gloom, moving slowly by the walls. I stead of selecting any of its contents for
den where 1 first met bim. There I them appear to be unconscious 1 sprang up and cried to it with a tr.em- her, I presented her the wholo sura, and
buried niy beautiful visions of a year and After a while I left niv native (own bling voice. At the same time a con-1 still thought I had given but little,
a half—there I consigned all my child- «"d my accustomed school and passed siderable portion of the wall, near which The girl blushed, and giving back the
hood's joys to the ^timb.
period of several years at a Jligher vini-. I had observed the appearance, suddenly gold, said I do nut need so much."
versity in order to complete juid perfect fell down with a thundering crash. My "At least, however," said I, "you
n.ii. in
my studies. My faithful companion ac- senses entirely left me. I fell into a will allow me to accompany you to your
companied me everywhere. He like- deep swoon, which must at length have dwelling, as you are so weak."
CHAPTER II. wise went with me on my trafels through bound me in a profound sleep, for the! "It is not far frojn here," returned
I Germany and Italy, and partook in all suu had already long been up, and it she.
I could not forget the dear bird, and 1 things of my own weal and woe. was quite late when I was awakened by I "Do your parents live there 1 ask
confess, though it may provoke yourj Towards Italy, I must explain, I was the loud barking of my faithful dog.—|ed.
smiles, 1 long believed I should meet him not exclusively drawn by po renowned As 1 opened my eyes I perceived tiro Oh, no," sighed she my parents
atrain under a similar form. An s»dven- natural beauties of the country, or the! persons among the ruins, who imineji- are dead, and I am an orphan. Thev are
He who cultivates the! ?am0
A couple of my acquaintances met me' migbTCiiTWwhw."Z'mx
in consequence of the fury of intolerance
One false dogma, in particular, constant
ly loads us far from the path of truth,
and engages us in a continual warfare
against, humanity and nature. This do£-
beliefs can be true and saving. This
world with more human blood, and
un er cojor 0f FuU?mlcd
and consolidated errors of
I was told my uncle wa
among th*» adjacent ruins
among them, aud that its identity was
determined to examino into these
terious circumstances. One eveni
proceeded to tho haunted place
u. tho
the affectionate animal, aud shedding How'insiinificant is man when his cou-
All those thoughts (hat a little wli.le be- „=.a
U V U U V I I U u u n y 1 1 U U 9 1 I U
wiUl wh ch hc
given him!
*rept close to me. He gently nibbed I at his beautiful country-stat in Colorno. I one of my pistols. Simultaneously, like- sick, would be deprived of care and at- painful and pleasing, wl
himself against my feet, as if he desired
paws upon my knee. I beheld tho friend- was the dearest to me, and who bore an taken his flight into the wood. At: crazy hut, almost held together
l\r animal with astonishment. He seemed extraordinary decree of resemblance to length, when the day had fully broke, he luxuriant ivy which enveloped it i
address a mute language to me by him. I hoped, through the lineaments
means of his eyes, and wagged his tail' of my uncle, to acquire that knowledge
in the most friendly manner. I imme-i which I lacked of mv father*!
s features,
diatoly conceived the warmest affection so that I might design his portrait.
for this little dog. I eagerly fondled But when I reached Parma I learned
him. He was very handsome his hair that he \rns no longer among the living.
was snow white, soft and silky, with a He had suffered a horri death, having
patch of raven black on his flank and been slain by the poniard of a murderer.
head. While we carosscd each other a All his children, too, my cousins, had
stranger, dressed in traveling garments, left tho Colorno estate, having sold it been pierced through by the murderers.
came near, and cried out with displeasure: and taken up their residence in other re-j ceping. I raised him up, bore him to
from which
the soft
blood of
How comes it, my friend," said the i trouble to acquire, it appenred the monks became fainter and fainter. He licked partake a breakfast of fre.slj milk aud
stranger, that the dog knows you ?—land priests were my uncle's implacable
Justice, ha
i«• 'aunrhod at
on every
ness repeat­
remarkably cognizable. I lau
'auTJsuch reports but as people o
side with the greatest earnostnesi
ed and confirmed it, in an excess of
pSd' inra°fouth ?f1wo-an!f-tweX%XI
lingly give it in. I was jast going toi^
Jej skw |, lowar |3 thera.\hile I .''f HI
towards them
ed above the sur
and sometimes
were hidden by it. An involuntary
shudder ran over mo in this solitude.—
The pale and yellow moon hung sus
pended in tho clouds. The wind shiv-
scu,.p of the trc„s p(,n-,0 over us
sprang towards me. For a moment I won bv it An invohmtjirv i support against an Thou hast beheld my tears, said she,
f,.om time (Q t5m? lh lhe ob
d«troVed by those superstitious j, ,. ..
{ed in his
youth by tho perverse and vicious in-
I nppou'l, in this tho original wor ls
th^ nlove
passajji': "Mein
Oh^im •'chii'ii l^n wohlthHtijien L^hivatz dt
Zt inl-Avesta jr't rht zu lialtt ii, wo Zoroasttr tier
Porst'r aiHsprieht Wer 1ie orde hauet mit
Hewi-8'Mi sein, e.ni der Hdigioii willeu (lurch
I'riesU rwuth floss! Kin einzi^T ftils.-lu
The with a
reflection, we are constrained to de-j grass, ran
been accustomed to sleep in a corner required in our childhood to learn them, the cool water in my hat, I again sp edi
ratlier than ina n)ore open space, it eon- Midnight passed without the occur-! !y hurried back. The maiden had re
fir mod me anew jii those ideas, which retice of any unusual event, and a pale covered her consciousness. Hearing
glimmer of light had already began to my footsteps she slowly rose up, aiding
mirror the outlines of the hills in the herself by an exertion of all her strength,
eastern heavens. My blood was now! Her cheeks were again colored by a pale
cooler, I hiid lost my superstitious hor-) redness, and she thanked me with a
rors, and regretted that 1 had remained grateful smile.
In the meanwhile I had gained
had he took up his abode with his children i time to rise up, and to draw and discharge then the old man hi our cottage, who is
Since my father's death," the former in- wise, another shot was fired at the mis- tendance." i whole vital system.
to show me marks of fondness, although terchange of letters duo to kindred and creants from the opposite side. This And how old are you I said, i As she was one day in the woods gaih
1 gave him no special notice. At length friendship had ceased entirely. I was the work of Matthias, who came to She answered, seventeen years." Wing strawberries, she
experienced, With
he carried his familiarity so far that he very desirous of seeing this man, the my succor. He, as he afterwards rclat- Pursuing our conversation in this man- out any previous dream, the si ma deli
raised himself up and placed both his brother of him who, of all human
dug him a grave.
Rest in peace, thou d«ar dost," I
sobbed: rest iu peace! Oh, Beauty,
we shall meet each other again thou
hadst a beautiful soul, And it cannot be
.» was returning home from a business jour- fr0m want."
^of^M^olll ^ab-i
bey. 0.»t In, shado »m to]
a n
With the
S1. '-h .,,u?
late, though to you it may seem only au •hre 'aa^nu'rriN overcame her. Rhe wept aloud i she clasped my hand, and pressing it to
Olaulx* unt«'r alien (tlautu-u nllein der wwhro. si'-1 with her eyes streaming with tears she her lips, she criel Oh, my happiness
frightful paleness.
had again discovered the entrance thro' teued it to a wall of red ami steep rock,
the thicket which led to the abbey, and1 Everywhere within appeared all the indi
had now betaken himself hither to as- cations of extremo poverty, and yet ev
certain what had become of rnc. I ery.hing was clean aud neat. A woman
The robbers escaped, and we did not was engaged in washing at a natural
follow them. Beauty, who had preserv-, spring, shaded by the foliage of a high
ed my life, the faithful, friendly Beauty, elder bush. Inside of the hut by tho
moaned pitifully, and dragged his bleed- door, moaning on
ing body towards mo. Twice had he
Sra?3' his wounds,
Matthias brought water from a
rise meanings of
on me a3
It is almost impossible this should been his. In the midst of hills planted moment ot anguish and misery the whole flew away. Darin- her absence i held
hills planted
hand, and fixed his eyes steadfastly black bread V*
more vehement. Weep- maiden re-appeared. She
ing, I again and again called his name bread and milk before me in
once more be wooden vessel.
u'-»uimuu uiu iivi hand. ith: witli compassion, for you are unhappy."
Would that his blood i
once more he Cecilia," said I, yott inspire me
he gavo up the ghost, Her cheeks were clothed with blushe?,
e s
CHAPTER III. ing expenses, and you shall accompany
me to my native town. I will also pro
Seventeen rears after Beauty's death, vide amply for your foster-parents, and
when one day not far lrom a village, as I they shall hereafter be always shielded
beheld a female beggar in the The foster-mother heard my words.-—
V road, whom one of the passengers was Cecilia cast down her eves with deep dis-
driving off with tbe word*-" 0„ q„ietu:le. Tl.o .vonnnWilv ap„n«ch-
\ou are young, and should ed us, and exhausted all her eloquence
be ashamed of begging." in advice to Cecilia not to reject such
As I directed my step3 nearer, my good fortune. The young girl listened
traveling-carriage being at considerable without repugnance to the counsel, and
distance behind me the man turned in- willingly obeyed I "-ave tbe w«)man
a lias an eau ). P4" form of the suppliant, and perceived that dued tones, within the hut. I flew thith-j si men at 911,000 to collect $5,5J0 ai
commencement I
i i ...j..,,.., Koi, ,,,!
oave evidences of great destitution er. A half-open door allowed mo to see
I poverty. A glowing blash, like the I ,t,o poor girl in her chamber, ll.v back
,1 of^tho (.1,1 w'e' brilliant relk'cli-xi ot the iiHriiiti£ cloudi, was turned towards ma. Slio sto with
jsuccceuca oy nauioJi.ito paleness, and sobbing and weeping, and occasionally I
answer. nil the most evident inno-jmy foster parents
conce she regarded me long and atten- Prayer, when it emanates from a sur
charged and oppressed heart, resembles
tears. It plucks the thorns from misfor
away. involuntarily, i ivi.wned my po- tune, and takes from joy its intoxicating
silion. At ten steps' disUince sho again poison. 1 sat down on the wooden beuch,
leaned against a high oak, and gazed jane in a few moments Cecelia came out
backwards towards me. She wept, an I with weeping eyes. We gazed fixedly at
yet appeared to use the greatest exertion each other.
to subdui her tears. I went to her, and Why do you weep, dear Cecelia?"
said, What is the matter with you, my {said 1."
child Are you borne down with mis- At these words the tears again stream
fortune ed unrestrained down her checks. She
id my1
t0. rea'
soul. 1 hen turning abruptly she w
p'.ly slie walked
Involuntarily, I ivuined my po-
She did notanswer. ller anguish cv
om-' threw herself on her linees before me
v n o i i i o n v i v i u O i i I I S U O I I O
I was terrified
to a living spring, which,
Are you very sick enquired I.
With a soft, trembling voice, and the
same grateful smile, she replied, not at
distant relations, poor and good people,
who have had compassion on me. But
aside from the shelter of their hut they
are unable to give me anything. I't^nd
the geese, or carry milk, or—"
Why," I asked, do you not go out
to service
I cannot," was her reply, "because
®d, when the wall tell down in the night, we arrived at the girl's dwelling—a cious and yet dolorous constriction, and
1 1
if he knew he was about to I nodded Qomplaiaantly^ Jfaf stream-
'ona departure from me. In this ed from her eyes, and she nfn, nay, she
niomentot anguish and misery the whole flew away.
have never before beheld your dog, and was situated the unpretending castle, and death-hour Beauty s first fawning upon cerning her foster-daughter. She spoke I scribed, when 1 encountered hv »»t far
have never been from home on any trav- to which on all sides led shady walks of jme in the promenade of the cathedral with warmth and affection of the poorjfrdm
els." fruit-trees. grounds ot my native city—his flight girl, who, she said, often labored to com* th»n entertained no .doubt of (fee positive
Mv uncle appears to bare held in him- jfrom
or that beneficent maxim of the Zend- jC0rM0r »u my chamber which both he amiable and good. Cecilia was her hut she had lost all expeuuSou mf #v*r
A vesta which the Persian Zoroaster thus ia my bird preferred. My grief be-. name. In a short time the charming again meeting thp reality.
and fas
revived in my mind my bird s I some conversation with the womau can» into which she was thrown, as 4 have de-
placed the
a. clean,
K eyes, so full of feeling, again
glistened with tears.
Will you always remain a beggar
I continued.
Poverty does not make me unhappy,"
sighed she.
I wish to do everything for you," re
sumed I, after a pause I will procure
^nscionsly I re- i money/and dispatchedlior to the village at 817,000 to collect 910,000 at Platts-
'i^f- I contemplated the exquisite Cecilia's voice, uttered in soft and sub- £",000 to collect $1:10 at Portsmouth
suldaidy distinguished *n)tf of her words Thou
by the'this immediately brought the vision of
Thus did Harm':
you new aud suitable clothing I will pretty dimples in its cheeks, we could
furnish you with money for your travel- but wish that the course of transmigra-
adjacent tree. 1 hurried to her. You overwhelmed by her emotions "Thou'
are not well, my child," said I. and she I hast counted my sighs oh, my God, mv ®ol,ept iir,I(J50: Ocraeoke men at
seemed to me like one that I had long'God, how have 1 deserved that $2,000 to collect $.S2 at ].|ed men
known. She made no reply, although
should'st nuke me so happy,'and
her liiw opened as if she would return an thou should'st send thy helniie* anrel to
AO. 2%.
I raised her up and kissed awav her
teari but I will not loirger dwell upon
whsft happened at this poor hut. Suffice
it to say that I made complete provisions
for the support and comfort of Ceci
lia's foster-parents during their lives1.** &
brought her to a neighboring town tootio
of my female acquaintances, who was the
principal of an institution for the educa
tion of girls. There she was thoroughly
instructed, became an admirable profi-,
cient in music and drawing, fur both of
which she had a decided taste, aud was
soon confessedly the most accomplished
as well as the most beautiful girl in the
school. I visited her frequently, aulwi
exchanged letters every week bv a post
rider who passed both the seminary and
my residence on his tours. Ouraffection
for each other constantly increased, and
the hebdomadal passings of the postman
were looked for at both ends of tho route,
with intense interest. In due time the
charming girl became my wife.
After our marriage Cecilia declared
that before she had known me, she had
sometimes in her dreams, and in some of
the first dreams of her childhood, seen a
6gure like my own. She b*came
so accus
tomed, under various circumstances, to
the appearance of this figure, which tho
God of ream~. conjured up, thntshe pre
served a distinct conception of it in her
waking hours. It was only seldom—not
once in a year—that my image thus ap
peared to her during her sleep, but it was
always recognized with the same iude
scribable longing and love. S!ie portray
ed the sensation which she then experi
enced—a sensation inconceivable to me
—as an inexplicable pressure—a singular
constriction of tho heart, at the same time
hich pervaded the
her dreams to her mind. She soon heard
the noise of horse's hoofs passing iri tho
road through the wood. She directed her
looks to the rider. It was.I, myself, then
going through that region on a busbies*
journey, although I have no recollection
of having then seen the strawberry gath
erer. Cecilia, on the other hand, as
strsfcv bed, lay an old know from her own narration, was almost
gray-headed man. We took a seat' rendered insensible by my verv siijht.*-*
on a wooden bench, at a short distance' She clasped her arms about the truak
from the ruinous dwelling, and through a tree, that she might n^tsink down upda
the willows and alders we beheld spread the ground. She doubted whether the \.c
before us a smiliug prospect that stretch- currenco was a dream or a waking rtal'i
ed beyond the river to thooxmasiL$ shone. ty, and as I miurhtth»»* *»»r*'jirocedtd
lfSJ- I lv^ y—i-tnid the girl, to considerable way along, she ran iu th«
road after my horsa's tracks that, even at
distance, sfio might once more behold
me. Her attempt, however, proved
This illustrates the self-snme condition
plete exhaustion, and who was always|•existence of tho being of her dreams
village, bagging alnu. She
tlnrmomuis give ui lite ex­
planation we desired of the word* "lii
Ashe spoke the beautiful original of ihe
portrait entered the room, her counte
nance bvaming with celestial radiance,
and her finely developed and admirably
proportioned figure fully justifying ail
the praises wo had heard of her. Sho
held in her arms a lovely little girl of
some ten months of age, crowing at the
sight of its father, and stretching toward*
him its chubby arms. As ho clashed il
to his bosom, and kissed affectionately the
tion might bring all who deserve.t fche
blessing just such a wife and child.
The Way the Honey Goes.
Senator Wilson in his speech on the
extravagant sums spent by the Adminis
tration in collecting the national revenue,
stated that there were at Niagara lf men
employed at an expense of $
12,0-W to col
lect $-*,000 at Oswego 23 men at $18,-
Bnfl'alo 20 men
Newburyport 13 menat§6,'2JO U* collect
§3,900 at Marblohead 9 men at $2,2J0
to collect §250 at New Bedford 14 m«n
at 87.5J0 to collect $4,800 at Perth
Amboy 13 men at $4,5J0 to collect $1,
500 at Norfolk 23 men at 8 l,000 to
81,4% to collect 07 at Detroit 10
mt n nt to
colloet 8t9S at lieni-
cia 3 men at 84,400 to collect $2,300
at Stockton 1 man at 83,100 to collect
#143 at Sacramento 1 man at 8.3,COW
to collect 8402 at San
4 men at
87,t»00 to collect 830 at Monlerey 8
men at 07,O~»O to collect 8f» at Sa:i
Pedro men at $4,2 JO to collect i04.
A glance at these figures will suffice
to convince any man that the number of
employees iu these places have been pur
posely increased order to nr?V»rd snug
places for politicians whom the party tkid
it neoessary to reward.
There was a murder committed in IWo
Alto county on June 30, 1h58. The
name of the murderer is Clivjlt Shlppey,
and that of his vi« iim Kob «rt JfleCorinick.
r+w.-ttd of 83ot» is afl' i-sl for his sppre
hvu^ion Uv iIk Sheriff of Web-fter wouulv.

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