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VOLUME I.
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TEMPERANCE REFORM,
.,. PUBLISHED EVEni FRIDAY,
BY C A LEB , C L A Tt K, ,
Ben Franklin Printing Home.
" -:. TERMS:
Kingle subscriptions (I 90
t'lnlis ot ten anil ppwarrts, 1 00
All ubsntlption most lie accompanied with the
cash, and addressed, potiairo r;i r I , to
OALEU CLARK,
BtR FraNKUK PalNTIKO HoilSK,
., . Cincinnati, O.
We cheerfully and gratefully give place to Hi)
following poetical Invocation, from the fair us
feathered Songstress of New Kkhmond, to those
oTHaa delightful warblers of her vitinily whose
eulogy she has o sweetly aud poiisively chantud.
For the Times.
. ' TflE OLD CEDAR TREE.
They've left th old Cedar.-lhoso morry bright
bint v. '
TUy bjT,asaa,llk tho echo of light-spoken
The aprin are unbent, "Um'sort nest Rre nil bara,
Andloiie,lemDlo))k,noniiUieulH;etliirweiir,
No more do their wings, with Uu-lr glorious sheen,
Press like n.bios and geuis on tho CoUar'adark.
green:
When Ibeklngof the winds sang his winter refrain,
They cbliued in the chorus, thai Last farewell strain.
'
l ." ,'.' , j .. . v ,. i . .
They've left the old Cedar that sheltered their
young,
Where their flrst flights were taken, and first lays
were sung; .
Their eongs are all hushed, like the music of love,.
When the dark clouds or grlur veil Ine brightness
above:
They hava vanished away, as our summer friends
flee,
When the winds of adversity ruffle life's sea:
They've fled like the sinilus from the brow we
adore.
When doubt enters In, where faith rested before,
lit
They have left the old Cedar, as children who stray,
From the sholteripg breast, where their tiny heads
. They're wiagir.j their way to some gay summer
bower
iy.
MwtrV "g
. ,,, n:d Cedars,to list to the tones, I early left a widower, had. brought up his
"i "'d ouiy,-ibuir sobs aud their children in much respectability. But so
. hey n'er could brook for thMr plumage so red, ' precarious did he know such a means of
. To grow dull, in Uie darkness that haugs overhead, exis'ence as his own to be, that it had
IV . i long been the wish of bis heart to estab-
Bnt loi from the North, 'mid the sleet and the Sail, 1 ish Herbert in trade. Of his brother he
: With quick, dauntless wing, on the breast of the fc,, ine e8e than that he was a pros-
- Cemes'aband of brown birds, and with merry perons man; and when he found that
"-di." 'an illness of some standing had assumed
Seem to ask for a homo in the old Cedar tree; Hannernna turn it was a vprr natural
Their songs are not sweet as Hie warbiings of old a dangerous mm, u was a very naiurdl
. That gui-hed from those bosoms of crimson aud, thing to leave his children to the guar-
. -t-dianship of his only relative, and two
Yettheir hearts, though a I wrapped In a coat or J ' ...
. duH gray, (hundred pounds, the savings of a life. to
' Spreads their cheerfulness round, tn their own jg care (.ill they should be of age. Mr.
' iimpisiway: ; jfaikham considered that the only sensi-
Oh! thus, when we mortals grow weary and sad,
With nothing to make the heart merry orgiad,
Wheu the tones we have cherished fall not on the
ear, -,
And the green loaves of love, have grown yellow
and sere,
May some kind spirit then though the storm-cloud
la dark,
And the arrows of fate pierce our souls as their
mark, '
Come to rest In our bosoms, though humble they
be,
Like the brown birds that chirp In the old Cedar
' tree!
New KicHKonn, Jannary, 18S3. Bonus.
From the Toksa of Friendship.
LTFB BEHIND TUB CDUNTElt;
OR, THE DRAPER'S .ASSISTANT.
' BT Hlel CAMILLA TODLKAS.
We do too little feel esch other's pain,
' Wa do too much relai the social chain
Which binds as to saoh other ! " L. a. L.
, chapter i.
;. "Send away the tea things, Mrs. ML
it is past seven o'clock; Herbert must
have dropped in somewhere, I am sure,"
was the exclamation Mr. Markham
cm acenam winter evening, as, crossing
his slippered feet before lhe fire, ha re-
turned a large s.lver watch to its stand
oniue niameipiece, aim urew iromnis
pocket the evening paper,
K Aunt," whispered a gentle voice' on
the other ido the room, " may 1 ask
' Jenny to save the tea-pot, in case Her
bert should not have had either dinner
; or toa? 1 know he is gone about asitua
t lion; he took down tho particulars of
two or three advertisements this morn'
t ing." . ;;, .
"You know, Alice, the servants "
Here, howrever. Mrs. Markham's speech
, was cut short by a ring of the bell, so
j t?9 an only surmise what the remainder
;' would have been. Herbert' had Tetc-n-d;
but before he is introduced to the
leader, let me say a few words about his
, uncle .and aunt, the present host and
;.. hostess of himself and sister, ., ,'
Mr. Maykham was what is called one
' of the most "yespectable " men in the
' city, and that emphatic word compre
' henda a world of proprieties. He was
in the grocery line of business his shop
; situated in one oi those narrow, Creoked
streofiM th tali, houses of which, it is
'said, (if not swapt away to make heal
thy openings and mouern improve
ments,) may still outlast the ouiiuiiigsoi
' to-day. t In that house had he begun bu-
' siness and in that house Mr. John, his
' only son, married and taken into part'
i M.ak;M Inn M.;,la,I 1 r.
spectuWe " parent haying of late years
j preferred the luxuries ot morning and
evening ride in his one-horse chaise to
and from his suburban residence. It is
not worth while to say on which side of
London this was chosen, for the suburbs
hare a strong family likeness, differing
only a much as rich and poor mUiions
may do. They all haye their Minerva
Terraces and Belle Vue' Cottages, and
now-.-days Albert lloads and Victoria
Squares. They all, too, have their little
great people, from tho reigning beauty,
whose Sunday attire sets the fashions oi
tho place, to perchance some county
magistrate or ci-dciant lord mayor, who
is looked on as a second Solon, provi
dentially sent to enlighten the world.
Trifling as such weaknesses seem, at
which we are all inclined to smile, grave
mischiel arises from them; for almost all
our social evils atise from a want of that
extended sympathy, which, stretching
over the barrier of class, should comrnu
liicate good like light without being
impoverished, nay, multiplying it rather,
as by reflecting mirrors. Now the svs-
' r l: - i.-. i .1 L f .!.-
ciujms, wneiuer uiey ue oi me
witty or wealthy, or of the little-great
'pe of ft subUrban neighborhood,
' strikes at the root of all this. It hedges
a liule. party round wi'h a thick stone
, ,. . 1 J. t . i i. i -i
wall, impervious to mortal Sight, while
j the melancholy part of the allair is that
,. nnnr ,ilnrl,wl nr'irinrs-Ihir lr thpir
; . Pnor .l-maoU pr Sonera tllil.K tne r
innirann ta 1 lira mnrlil Mr ft 1 . r ir a m 'a
dungeon is the world. Mr. Markham's
'world consisted of the people with whom
. , n , d business lhe dav ne
i no .iiaiipmvtcu lmikiucos in me uay,
( always dined wilh his son in town,) and
i.i,- . ,i, ..:,.m,. .,:;, ,t.
'" "c H"""'" "'"J
but as they all belonged to the same
genus, I do not think he ever knocked
out a cube of his wall, through which to
take a peep beyond. His only daughter,
an elderly young lady of about thirty,
and his wife, completed the home circle,
to which his Orphan nephew and niece
had lately been introduced. '
The father of Herbert and Alice had
j:rr . i r 1.-
oeen a very oinereni cnaracier iruiii ms
elder brother. . He had been a music
master In aprovmciattrrwtrj and theushf
ble wit-h " poor Charles " had ever ex
pressed was that Herbert should be a
tradesman ; it met his cordial approba
tion ; but as for advancing any of the
two hundred pounds for apprenticing
him, he should do nothing of the. kind.
The youth was nearly seventeen ; let
him get a situation which would " lead
to something." Alice, who was three
years her brother's senior, was equally
desirous ot independence ; and perhaps
the fondest hope of both their hearts
was that they should not be separated.
Yet they both knew that there were few
situations: in which this would be the
case ; therefore was Alice proportionally
grateful when she heard from Herbert,
on that eventful evening, the cause which
had detained him so late. He had found
employment for himself and sister as
assistants in an extensive drapery estab
lishment ; nothing remaining to be settled
except Alice seeing the parties, and the
necessary reference to their uncle boir.g
j made.
wh.u a benevolent dispensation of
providellPe it js lUat you.h Boarjng ai0ft
on lhe win ,s 0f ho ' and expectation,
L,ld looki at Uf 8 it wUl loo. ,hrou h
:, wn brinhtly colored 'Imagination,
should find in its own untried spirit the
stronirest weapon of defence against the
world with which it must wrestle ! How
else could the suflering youth of this
great metropolis, not counted by tens and
by hundreds, but by tens of thousands,
live through their lenrtut course ol slave
ry, in numbers sufficient to make at last
their deep-toned cry audible. Alas!
alas! we take no account of the myriads
who have sunk aitertheir term of sufler
ing into the crowded sepulchres or the
dense city. And yet how great a thing
is every human heart, with its little world
of hopes and fears, its warm affections.
its trusting taith, its bright imaginings 1
And how desolate, indeei' desolate as
the last survivor of a world's vreck
must that one be who hath not some dear
ones to mourn and rejoice with him. So
desolate, that I would fain believe the
earth counts them by units ; and least of
all do I believe they would be found
among the struggling and oppressed, for
such have warm sympathies, but this
is a mass of misery, past, irrevocable,
though good for us sometimes to think
on ; there is another picture yet more
painful, because more present to our
sight, and more 'disastrous in its results.
The myriads who do not die, but pur
chase a lingering life by the sacrifice of
health for us remainder; or worse still,
the myriads whose minds an warped by
CINCINNATI, 0.; FIU
evil training, and then in fhe'r wealcnr
are corrupted by overpowering tertip
tion who are themselves made seli
by cruel oppression, and whose ten
are irritated (catching the infection
yond all cure) by the enduranc of r
Btant sustsLtf tnrftsa..t ixrniiv fTllttai'
this a digression f M,ty, only a dirgs '
we drew up the curtain. . '
The establishment of Messrs. Sor
Haveall & Co, was situated in one
principal thoroughfares of Lond
From small beginnings it had grow!
an " immense concern;" over the sq
of plate glass, each of which was an
as a moderate sized dining table, '
formed the shop windows ran a - !'
figures, intimating that five hou1 nl
been taken in, namely, from 70,
street,' to 74, inclusive. Brussels its
and gilded mirrors adorned, the i r,
showing to advantage the gorge ;ib
rica here sufpended in graceful ! ns,
there in studied but apparently :ess
disorder, again in massive hen on
veying altogether an air of wt and
profiwion, that might make 1 icart
tingle with a just pride at the f , en
ergy and resources of our prii ine,r
chants. But Messrs. Scrape at. veall
required to cut their satins -ure.,
ribbons, fold shawls, and pert nlies
of the like kind, innumerable the
stars of heaven nearly one J ! -sistants
mostly young mo len
twenty and thirty years iT a ha
few of them had passed the -?riod
of life, and tome Horbf Alice
Markham for in stance, we. s their
teens; and the heart tun such
blighted jrooth forgets wea! plen
dor. ' "
It trna rnwarrla tlift r)
day bright May, when i
are sweet. and thehawtUi
when even the dusty lilai
squares put forth iheir p:
.the smoke-begrimc d i
their merriest note.,' P
Co., witli its Jong traij,ul couuieis, and j
winding ways, where the houses taken I
in joined one another, was redolent of
anything ralher than spring flowers.
The atmosphere formed by so many
human breaths being of that close, un
pleasant character which makes the buy
er of a yard of ribbon exclaim, even on
a winters day, " How pleasant to get
into the freh air again!" Walking up
and down the shop, occasionally speak
ing in courteous phrase to a customer,
and often reprimanding an assistant, was
a man of about forty. It was not that
his features were irregular, but there
shone through them so cohi aud hard an
expression, that every one would have
called him ail ordinary man. He walked
with a shuflling gait, and it might have
been observed that he wore a peculiar
sort of gaiter, the better to support and
conceal the bandages it was necessary
to wear. For as linendrapers' assistants
are never allowed to sit, except during
the few minutes in which they snatch
their meals, swollen legs and absolute
disease are the quite common results of
fourteen or fifteen hours' standing; and
this is a low average to what is and has
been !
This superintendent, or shop-walk
er, hardened into a tyrant by the wrongs
of his own youth, was speaking to a
lady near the door, when Alice aud Her
bert chanced to meet, without either of
waiting on a
customer. They were ail
, of the shop, and instinctil
the further end of the shop
ively withdrew a few paces till they
brought themselves behind a pile ol
goods, which shielded them from obser
vation. To converse in business hours,
even if (here were nothing to do, was a
forbidden pleasure; nevertheless, it was
indulged in for a few moments, especial
ly as it was evident Alice had been
weeping bitterly,
"No, no. not for myself," said she, irt
answer to his inquiries; " it is that you
should have acted their falsehoods as I
have seen you do to-day."
" What have you seen me do ? " re
plied Herbert, his lace flushing, and yet
in a tone oi voice mat impueu aresoiu
tion to brave out aught he had done.
' A poor trick ; a lady wished some
silk it was not that what you showed
her was too inferior for her taste, but it
was not dear enough, in her opinion, to
be good ; you saw this you feigned to
fetch another piece, but you only cut that
in half, and added a shilling a yard to the
price." .
" And suppose I had not done so, she
would have left the shop without purcha
sing." 1 '
."Well?" . ' '
"Do you know why poor Martin was
dismissed so suddenly last week? "
I did not hear the reason exactly
impertinence they said." ;
" A refusal to do such things as these) ;
and by a perversity of fortune, thrice in
one day, persons who spoke to him went
way without baying."- - e : ' f
" But, Herbert,- wrong , cannot ceme
right," returned, Alice, raising her earnest,
teartul eyes to his.
' Herbert put kit hand affectionately
i ieatjty, tt was lue iuomunl in mncu
;ha siMer felt .that .the influence lhe sort
of affectionate authority her three years'
irrirority hid hitherto given her was
over. The ohain of habit was broken ;
she could now only lure to right by soft
persuasion or bright example. Yet one
had overheard iheit discourse, and had
read both llioir hearts, by that intuitive
knowledge ot . human nature which ge
nius gives. For genius lived and had its
being in at least one noble heart behind
that counter; genius of that high order
which makes its possessor tfie pioneer to
a promised land, even when meeting, as
more or lesssuoh mnuls so olten do, with
scorn and ingratitude ; forming as it were
the riving angle of a wedge, that makes
the opening, to die perchance in achiev
ing it.
" If we can get out by half-past ten
to-nilit, will you take a stroll with me f '
said William Howard to Herbert Mark
ham, an hour or so after the conversa
tion oi tne laner wun nis sisier, to which
I have just alluded.
Why, I don't know I am wire.
replied Meroert in a nesiiating manner;
"1 half promised to go with some ot
them to a shilling concert, and to supper
atierwards."
" You had better change your mind,"
returned the other; " a walk in the fresh
air say across one of the bridges will
do you much more good, besides costing
you nothing."
" Oh ! I don't mind a few shillings."
"I know that: but 1 wish you would
come wilh me instead; I really want to
peak to you."
-H seemed, that William Howard could
always liavo his will, when ha Iwilr ,1ia
trouble of frying far it. And yet none of
them could account lor his influence,
although many felt it. In person he was
flight and fair, with a high forehead,
shaded by soft brown hair, which, though
he could not have numbered more than
eight and twenty years, was already
sireaked with white : his ayes were ol
that changing color which so frequently
belongs to genius, and which might be
called chameleon grey ; while, alas ! the
hectic cheek ami frequent cough told a
tale of Buileringto those who could read
such signs.
Herbert scarcely knew how it was he
had been so easily persuaded to give up
the concert ; yet. certain it is, that towards
midnight he found himself inhaling the
pure air from the river, instead of the vi
tiated atmosphere of a crowded room.
Moreover, he was enjoying the conver
sation of his companion extremely; per
haps, too, his vanity w as a litlle gratified
that Howard whom he soon discovered
to be no ordinary person should think
it worth while to converse with a youth
like himsett so seriously ; for they had, in
fact, become quite confidential, and they
spoke ot their mutual hardships with the
freedom of friendship. They stood on
Waterloo bridge, the slanting shadow ot
whose arches was thrown distinctly on
the rippling waters by the bright moon
above, as it seemed to rend asunder every
now and tiien the Iteecy tloating clouds.
There was a nusn, a repose aooui me
scene, allecting even to the most care-
ess. niter me ihuxub, anu noise, anu
feverish hurry of the day ; while north
and south, and east and west, arose the
darkening masses of domes and dwel
lings, and above them the lurid glare
which, once observed, is always recog
nized as lhe reflection of London'e myr
iad gas lights.
"How wealth and poverty neighbor
one another!" said William Howard,
after a pause; " and yet they are un
known to each other, and have worlds
more widely different than thousands
who dwell in different hemispheres.
This is the mischief, the intense selfish
ness which, having no faith in a govern
ing Providence, will plan and purpose
tor its little self, according to its little
knowledge, getting entangled in an inex
tricable manner in its vain efforts to work
out truth lrom a iaiiit, right' out ot
1 wrong.' It is this fearful selfishnoss,
this want of human sympathy, that is the
canker stretching through the social
chain, even to the sufferings of you and
me." . ' , . '
" Perhaps," replied Herbert, but half
mi.wsiftrviin? nis companion, ana vet
-deeply interested in their discourse; " but
now IS II 10 oe cureu t , i nave ne&ru
politicians say it is easy to discover
fault, but otten yerv difficult to remove
it." ' , '. ' '..:,.-'
By working a different problem,"
returned Howard, with nut attending to
the last observation, ' by working jrrom
right, whithersoever it may lead, instead
of struggling after happiness by the cross
roads which have no connection wilA it
It is by moral influence no other force-
that the suflering must have their wrongs '
Vllli IjiiU i)J Aui ,1 i..m.ij&
thOugTus, the effort seems extraordinary
to me it is so natural. But, Herbert
Markham, it was not to talk of poetry
that 1 asked you to walk with me.'" 1
hav lived in his world and a beautiful
world it is ten years longer than you
have ; will you listen to me, and hear
my advice, as if 1 were an elder bro
ther?" " That v ill I, and gratefully," said
Herbert with real emotion for he felt
the reverence, and yet elevation, we
most of us experience when brought into
communion with' a superior mind.
" You are surrounded by temptations
strong ones I grant) if you look not be
yond lhe present moment but I entreat
you yield not to them. Independent of
your own loss, in choosing a path that
must lead to ruin, remeYnber that it is by
showing ourselves worthy of liberty that
we slaves shall become free. Every fal
ling qfF of an individual is a backward
step for our fellow-sufierers. Already a
small body is organized, we meet ellen ;
will vnu add another voice, another unit.
to a little party who, working eut their
principles in the liuht ot religion and
morality, hope confidentially to brjng
about a better order of things." .
" But I am so ignorant," exclaimed
Herbert ; " what can I do ? "
" Only at present be worthy and
yield not to the vile trickeries winch dis
gust while they degrade."
" And do you never," replied Herbert
.with real astonishment, "and do you
never name two prices, or seli faded ar
ticles at candle-light, or soil things to
make them seem a bargain, or "
UNror!"
" And yet have been seven years in
the house ! "
" At first I suffered severely, and was
fined half my salary for my indiscretions ;
for tho list ol finable offences was even
longer then than it is now. But by one
of those consequences 1 will not call
them accidents which tollow us on the
right path, in some unlooked-for man
ner, it has happened that once I was the
means of preventing an extensive rob
Cery; and that three of Messrs. Have
all's best customers have for years insist-1
ed on being waited upon by myself
these reasons, I believe, induce thera
to put up wilh my ' folly; ' and I tell you
again there t a little band who will not
lend themselves to these vile trickeries."
" And yet for seven years yon have
not bettered yourself- It is a hopeless
prospect."
" Think of doing right: and the bettering
for all of us will come. But speaking in
a wordly point ot view, others who have
followed the plan have been benefited
personally by it;. for I need scarcely say
that those who resist this sort of tempta
tion are not likely to tall into the habit
of seeking bad company; and the very
money they have saved from the gulf of
idle dissipation has enabled them to
start in business for themselves."
"And yon why not you?"
" I am still poor for I have my dear
mother to support."
" vv hat is it your little band are a
gling for?" returned Herbert..
lo procure an alteration in existing
customs, by which our time of daily la
bor may be reduced to twelve, or, as I
say, ten hours daily. I am satisfied it
only remains tor our wrongs to be known
lor them to be redressed : but the evil
has grown so gradually and stealthily,
that habit has accustomed the world to
its frightful reality, and, slow to change,
it cannot at first understand the miseries
of this monstrons system. F.ven those
who are the greatest sufferers, the most
ruined in health and degraded in mind,
are often the last to stir for their own re
lief. In fact, the movement is taking
place among the few whose establish
ments are conducted on upright princi
ples towards their customers, and hu
manity to their servants : for, my young
friend, we have the sanction of nwwiii-
plovers on our side, and honor and grati
tude are their due. It is our individual
misfortune to be under the control of
narrow-minded masters, who have not
even the understanding to feel the cruel
ty they are practising ; the men who al
ways clog the wheel wnen social ad
vancement is intended. And this is to
be accounted for easily, I think. But
come, promise me that you will be one
of us if onlj for your aweet sister's
sake prormse!" '
" I do ; and I wilt pray to God to help
me keep ' such promise.- Howard, 1
shall never forget to-night; bnt there, you
are coughing again; is it well for you to
be out so late? " And as they walked
away from the bridge, the deep tones ot
St. Paul's boomed forth the midnight
hour; while William Howard's contin
ued congti measured time the mortal
& Co.; unless it.. t ie inaf the 'inum '-
balmy the air, or inviting the day lor
far out-ofdoor enjoyment thaw-more ,
crowded was the shop, and the later was "
it kept open; and when at last it was
closed, there were the goods to put
away, so that it was no unusual thing
for the jaded and worn-out assistants to
see the dawn before retiring to their yet
more crowded dormitories whence to
arise, in three or four hours, with wea
ried limbi and aching head, to fulfil
again the sad routine of their unvaried
life. Yet though the glad sunshine, or
the perfumed summer breezes, made
litlle difference to Herbert and his com
panions, a change, a something to bo
left rather than described, bad taken
place in the establishment: or peihaps 1
should say, ia a small division of il for
Howard, and the few who listened to his
advice, formed, after all, a very decided
minority. Yet it was remarkable that
these few were the most respectable and
best-conducted individual in the house;
and, moreover, the chief favorites with
regular customers, who naturally prefer
being wailed on by some one in whom
they have confidence.
It may have been guessed that Alice
Markham possessed a stronger mind,
and more fixed principles, than her
brother ; perhaps it was se, or perhaps
his youth may be pleaded as an apology
for the one act which had caosed her so
much pain lor in three years, at their
age, the mind lakes a great spring.
However this might be, William How
ard soon found that in Alice Markham
he had met a kindred spirit one who in
a righteous cause .would p'ay the martyr,
a iiher by aciiod or etidiirno. But why .. .. .,
lengthen the tale? could they speak " " " .
with earnest reasoning, and exchange '
high thoughts with glowing enthusiasm,
without perceiving that their hearts were
growing one ? And in the joy and glory
of a pure and passionate love health
and life, and a few hours in the four and
twenty for tocinl intercourse and menial
improvement, seemed more than ever
worth a struggle. So greatly bad poor
Alice suffered from the fatigue conse
quent on such unreasonable hours of
attendance in the shop, that William
Howard persuaded her to petition for
employment in the rooms, where, nee
dlework necessary in making up things
for sale being done, she might sit a por
tion of the day. It is irue that this ar
rangement deprived them of opportuni
ties of exchanging many a cherished
word ; but in all human probability it
saved the life of Alice we shall see
presently for what.
It was the custom of Herbert and
Alice to spend a portion of the Sunday
with William Howard and his mother.
The three usually attended church to
gether, and then taking a walk for fresh
air in the parks if possible made the
humble dwelling of the widow their
halting place for the day." Sometimes, .
but not often, Alice and her brother dined
by invitation at their uncle's; and on
one remarkable occasion a postcript was
added to the note ot invitation, intima
ting that if they liked to bring with them
(he young friend they had so often men
tioned, he would be welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. Markham had invited a
new apprentice of the former (with
whom he had accepted rather an extra
premium) to meet their young visitors,
all of whom they received with feelings
of hospitality, decidedly strengthened by
the pleasant consciousness of patronage.
Even the elderly young lady, their
daughter, had thought it quite worth
while to deck herself in smiles, and put
on her most becoming dress. V hat lit
tle kindnesses will kindle gratitude in
affectionate hearts ! Never had Herbert
and Alios felt so much regard lot their
relatives as from their courtesy they did
this day, tracing even in the " nice " din
ner of salmon and lamb which had been
provided, the thought of their gratifica
tion. -The consequence was that their
hearts were opened, and they conversed
wilh much less reserve than usual ; and ,
certain topics at last were started, on
which William Howard spoke with the
earned enthusiasm which belonged to
his nature. ...... -im
" O dear ! ",said"Miss Markham, who
having lately adopted ringlets, affected
, with them extreme juvenility, " 0
near i it wouiu do sucn a pity to shut up
lhe shops at dark it! would make the
streets look quite dull, I declare ! "
But, madam," replied Howard, "if
you think of the tens of thousands who - '
would be made happy by such a custom,
the lives that would be Dreserved. the
t health that would be retained and. more
r-.i n . l ' . . .
man an, me moral advancement which
must result iron", a moderate time being
aflonled for reading and mental imprr
ment " . . . i
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