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or inn TEMPERANCE REFORM, rtnLISIIED EVERT FRIDAY, BY CALEB CLARK, Ben Franklin Printing llouu. TERMS: . Fingle pnnieriptions , ......ft 50 ' Dub ol ten and upwards, l uo All uliseiiiiun mutt be accompanied with the oali, and adilreseed, poitngo paid, io CALEB CLARK. Bin Franklin PdiirriKa Horse, Cincinnati, O. UTf' Anions the Aitfllre pieces of Jamoe Mont gomery, "one hT been more admlruti lima U10 following: THE BRIDAL AND THE BURIAL. "lilesaed It the bride whom the inn thine on: Ulcssed la tho corpse which the rain ruins on." I aw theo yTir and beautiful, I taw thee rich and gay, In the llralb ash of womanhood, I 'ion thy wedding day; '1 he church belli rung, And the little children sung "Mowers, flowers, kiss her feet; Hweott to the Hweel; Tim wtnter'a pnst. tho mint are gone; lllttsscd h) the bride whom the auu shines on." I t,iw thee poor and detolate, I mw thee fade away, In broken-hearted widowhood Iteforo thy locka wore gray. . The death bell rang, Ami the little children sang 'l.lliet dreaa her winding theet; Sweets t i Hie tweet; The summer's past, the sunshine gone: liloaaed la the corps j which the raiiiwiina O'n" "lllassod is the bride whnra the tun thlnet on; blessed la the corpse which the ruin ruins on." THE TILLAGE SCHOOLMISTRESS. OH THE WAY ARABKI, STKLLAND LOBTHEH I.OVKH. . BT ALI.IE VKKNOM. CHAPTER I. Introduces the iieto Sckoolmutreeis. ' , "Wall, I kinder recknn the aint coming to night," laid farmer Merry to lita wife, at ha atood in the doorway of the farm-house, look ing np tlic road, hia large, black baud shading Lis cyus from the last brilliant rays of tin set ting sun. "That will bo too bad," returned tbe good damo, "for I've done my beat to make tliingt look nice. The eggs are at white at mow, tbe butter vcllow as gold, the ttrawborries rod as red can bo, tho milk tweet at a rose, the cheese " but the old lady paused, either for want of breath or lack of similes, I don't exactly know which. Hut cue had spoken the truth; the little old-fashioned rouud table, covered with the whitest of cloths, was very daintily set out with fresh chnrned butter, new laid eggs, with milk just from the cow, home made bread and rine strawberries. Besides this, milk-pitcher, tea-pot aud sugar bowl, all made of metal, were polished aud brightened to such a degree, that you could have, with case, made your toilet by the aid of any of them. Andatl those preparations had been made because the new schoolmistress was coming to the village that evening, and Dame Merrv s. both nartics being agreeable, was to be her rcsidcuce as long as she filled tbe above mentioned capacity. The children, with neatly patched aprons; hair cnrled smoothly, and laces shining from the united effects of spring water, brown soap, and a coarse towel, werejlaudiug silently ba silic their parents, impressed with due reve rence aud awe of the personage about to honor lliem with her presence. There were three of them two ttont boys and a healthy, rosy-cheeked girl; aud well titer might dread the approach of a new ty rant, for Dame Kirch, their lata instructress, had been gifted with a peculiur talent and a liking for handling the rod, and upon none were ner favors bestowed so plentifully at up on the little Merrys, for unluckily their na tures were like their name "Merrv." So one afternoon, when Dame Birch, fully impressed to the last with a sense of her many virtues, died, the youngest congratulated themselves upon their freedom, little thtuk- ing, poor misguided ones, that the funeral of the defunct teacher was scarcely over, when a messenger was despatched to town, from Sweet Blossom Village, for another. The gentleman soon succeeded in obtaining a lady qualified in everyway "to teah the . i,,,,., ' ., 1 : kAM j u 11 11 , iuh uvn w duviuv, 1 1 it 1 . hub iu uuw or of her arrival, as 1 said before, that Far mer Merrv. bis wife and children, were array. rd with such scrupulous neatness, and Daina Merry's garden, parlor, aud tea-table, were to clean and neat; they always were "clean aud bright at a pin," but on this occasion (a tuiug mat seeinea lwpoasiuie aciorej sue; teemed brighter than ever. "Mist! father," at length said Tom, the eldest ol the young Merrys, "l near tne noise ..t . I. .. ,.. V, w, I. . " mnA tu-vi . ,r hi. f nt ha' Ul WiB .1 1H. 1.1 1" , Kill. . V . 1 'I H.-H.HW- - tide, be ran down the little path that led to the gate followed by bis brother and sister, and Hinging it (.open, mads haste along the road whence tne souna proceeueu. "Tom. HsYrv. Jenny!" screamed tbe moth er, "come bock here, Don't go romping dowa the road at if you were wild. Come back, I The children slowly obeyed, Tom breath lessly exclaiming meanwhile, "She is eoming mother the stage is at the hill." llarrv'a and Jennv'i faces becan to length. en. The vivid recollection of their numerous chastisements came with redoubled lorca up. on their minds. . "W hr need the rome hereY" mattered liar ry. "Why conldn't the go to soma other place and live! We'll have enough of her at school, ugly old thing." The young hopef ur t speech was cnt short by on hit cheek from bis maternal parent, which tent bim blubbering iuto the Lonae, followed by his sister, who acted the part of comforter. .... By this time the stage had itoppeo at the gate, and the farmer hastened to meet the new comer, (whilst hit wife, for the hundredth lima atnnntliiui down her white apron, and gave'an extra jerk to a queer little curl on her hrow, the only vanities tne ever iduuikbu m., Miu T.m hunt?" miked the old man at '.a fragile-looking creator descended the itage steps "I am she," was the reply, in low, sweet tones. "ion don t mean to say that vou ore the new schoolmistress, do vouY" was tLa next question of the astonished fanner. "I am," the (iirl answered with a bright smile. "Vou are already thinking, I perceive," she continued, " that l am too young lor tne duties 1 am abont to undertake, but (five met fair trial before yon condemn me, and so saying, with light steps she lollowed the goou man to the farm house, where she was received with much cordiality, but, it must be confess ed, greater astonithutent by his tidy wife. The children had crowded together iu a cor nors, but a single glance the fair girl sent in that direction, seemed to exert a magio spell, for they qoipkly oinerged from their hiding place, and coining timidly forward, each offer ed a little hand in welcome to her. Aud now while seated at the hospitable board, Miss Lee pshaw, I'll call her that no longer, tweet Lizzie discusses the merits of the straw berries, cream, etc, we'll take a look at her and see why tho Merry farmer was so "taken aback, as the sailors say, when she actually made her appearance. It must have been her yonth, in the first place, for Lizzie was but eighteen, and then her beauty must have had su.u6iu.ug to uu wnu it, jur sue wua suu&i beautiful. A profusion of cloisv brown ringlets shade a low brow; a pair of eyes one cannot describe, becanse their color varies with each changing emotion when the owner it thoughtful, gray when enthusiastic, black when joyous, blue gleam brightly beneath lids fringed with lashes long and dark; aud a dimple breaks out iu the round chin at every smile, ami that same smile parts the red lips, showing the pearls within, elittcrinz like diamonds, in a casket laid with crimson. The fuiry hands are so white that von could count every blue vein that takes its conrse through them; and the simple mnslin dress fits neatly to a form slight, but faultless. And this was not all. It was not the mere beauty of fare aud form that distiuguished Lizzie Lee. There was a winning tenderness in her voice, a strange fascination in her brizht smile, and a certain expression in her dark eyes, that said as plaiu- ty as worus couiu "love me. It waa enrlv when l.Wi T.-.R reti'md thai evening, but before the did retire the won ev ery heart in. that timnle but kind-hearted lamuy. me nine ones were wishing lor me morrow that sber mirhs sro t e haul, mad Hr- rv wentoutruzbt at tbe remembrance oi hav ing called her "ugly thing," when she was, as little Jenny said, "as pretty as the angels in hor picture book." Farmer Merry, how ever, shook his head doubtfully, and feared "the child would never be able to managcine villaj school, for some of the boys and girls in it wore bi as herself ." The wife, as nil good wires should, agreed with her husband, but still hoped the pretty creature would suc ceed, "not ouly for her own sake," said she, "but also for the sake of the widowed mother and little sisters she spoke of so sweetly to. night, and who must depend considerably on her for support." ' One look at Lizzie Lee whilst the farmer and his better half are conversing about her. In a neat little room, at the window or which the white mnslin enrtam is scarcely needed, to thaded it it with honey-suckles and wood bines, beside a tinny bed whose coverlet would shame winter's first snow, she kneels and prays for aid and strength to linn on high. The angels are listening to the petition, and when it is endod they will bear it gladly to Heaven, for it is the outpouring! of a free, young heart. CllAPIttt II. Tie Village School. Lizzie Lee's heart tank within her when tbe next morning she entered the village school house. There were about liltv children as sembled, gome of them taller than herself; be sides this, the half of them were so rndo aud awkward-looking, that at first glance it seem ed impossible ever to bring them to any de gree of civilization. But the little school mistress summoned courage, ana with reineiu branceof tbe dear, kind mother and gentle sister at home, depending almost wholly on herexertion. walked with a firm step to her desk. The scholars glanced uneasily at each othe as she turned over the leaves of a large Bible that lay before her; for Dame liirch had been accustomed every morning to read two or tnreecnapiers iu me gooa boost, anu tuose tue most difficult of comprehension, too, and theu He would iiuisn tne morning services dj re peating a Ion 2 Draver which had been com posed by oue of the deacons of the village, at her request, expressly for her, and the words OI wnicn were as lumuiar to uer uuurcra na their alphabet. Durinir this exercise the children whispered giggled, yawned; in short, did everything but atloua to it, lor tne prayer was iinea wua sentences they could not understand, aud the old lady's voice was remarkably thrill and nnmusicial. So when Lizzie turned over the leaves of the Bible the youngsters glanced wearily at each otter, at though fatigued by tbe mere thought of what was ejptcted; but when she commenced in a low, sweet, but clear voice to read that beautiful chap'. wherein tbe Savior says: "Suffer little chil dren toeome unto me, lor oi such is the King dom of Heaven," silence reigned throughout the apartment, and wnen that was ended, sue clasned her hands and fervently offered a short prayer for the welfare of those under her coarge, ana lor tne tircngiu w guiue tnem aright, every ear eagerly drank in the words, and when the bird-like stratus ol that mnsi cial voice died away, every eye was turned with an expression of half wonder, half admi ration upon vne new schoolmistress. It was near nooe when the door of the school room was thrown carelessly open, and a tall. strong boy of some fifteen years entered. He bad ahold, but intellectual face, and thontrh the spirit of mischief lurked in the corners of his mouth, and sparkled in his deep gray eyes, his high brow told of nobler, better thoughts to be awakened. Lizzie Lee raised her head from the book she held in her hand, and met tbe saucy look of the lad, who stilt wore his cap on his head. . "I believe it it usual," at length she said mildly, "for scholars to remove their caps when entering tne tcnooi room, - With a half ashamed, half defiant air, the boy removed his cap, and then crane forward and took hit seat upon one of ihe front benches, is a class composed lot youths of about his own age. But it was soon evident that he did noteoma there for the nnroose of studying. tor the caught tie wcrds. '6a that's the sew CINCINNATI, 0..FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, teacher, it it? littlo .thing littlo .thing. I'll ncW get iutend after this to do s I whipped uow; A please." A -wit ttfcfcl 4)V-inr vrtft t'c v pleased; he kept the school in a continued roar of laughter1 by his mischievous pranks, first, tying a handkerchief upon his head, in imita tion of a cap, and fixing a pair of enormous spectacles, he had obtained, no One knew where, upon hit nose, he confronted his asso ciates iu the manner of tho lamented Dame Birch; then be rose and walked with the inino ingstepof Dr. Queer, the village physician, to Lizzie Lee, on pretence of asking tome ques tion about a lesson. His example encouraged the rest, who, before his eoming, bad been quite attentive, and the weary schoolmistress, was right glad when three o'clock came and the unruly bund dispersed. The litte Merrys alone had treated her with love and respect, and even then little Jenny had so far forgotten herself at one time, as to try to imitate with her childish voice, the warbling of a bird that had alighted on a branch of a tree near the schorl home, thereby causing much mirth and confusion. Lizzie felt that something must be done, and she resolved to try the effects of tenderness and gentleness upon the ring-leader. Ashe rose to depart, she called to him in a mild but firm voice. "Richard," shotaid, "I have something to say to yon; remain a few moments." The lad seemed half inclined to disobey, but after a moment's reflection, tnrne 1 back aud walked slowly towards her till he reached her side. "Will yon be content to liston patiently to me while I tell you a story?" asked Lizzie. The boy answered, "Yes, and then sitting down upon a stool at her feet, leaned hischiu upon his hands aud gazed up iuto her face with an expression of attention. - , . "Two years ago," commenced the young scoolmistrcss, "there lived iu a large town, not very far disinnt from Sweet Bloss'omVil Inge, a proud aud wealthy family, consisting of a father, mother and two daughters. They were surrounded not only by every comfort, but every luxury tbe heoj't could desire, un til one unfortunate day the bank in which all the father's money was invested, failed, and left them almost beggers. The stroke was too much for tho haugiuy man; ouly two short months alter ne learned his utter mm lie dies, leaving his wife and two children utterly mi. provided for. ' - "lalilr.t.- (Tirt ol tmimtm MuMlvt skilled in the mysteries of the higher branch es of needle win k, endeavored to obtain some thing to do in the way of embroider?. From the youngest, a child'of eight years, nothing could be expected, whilst the inather tnrued her attention to fine sewing. "Well, the familv lived poorly enough iu their humble abode, sometimes knowing days aud nights of bitter, bitter want; they who iu lormor years una ooeu guaraea so luuuer y when a few days ago the eldest girl heard that a female teacher was wanted in n certain little village, a short distance from the town whero she resided. Tho opportunity was a good one, for although the salary was small, it was much more than she could ever hope to earn with her needle; and so she applied for the situation, which she obtained, for her ed ucation had been, most carefully attended to during her fathers liletimc. "It was with tearful eyes and very heavy heart, when tbe day came for her departure, that she bade adiea to her dear mother, ana sweet Miuuie her darling sister. Poor as her homo was, it was home, end the ; thoughts of being compelled to mingle with iintugeri brought her much sorrow. But Bhe dashed the tears away, aud strove to think gladly of the future; And when she arrived at the place of her destination, and was received most kindly by a good former and his wife ap- poiuieu to receive nei, suo ii buj spring np in her heart. With a determina tion io succeed in her undertaking, knowing as she did, that mauy would doubt her abili ties on account of her youth, she entered upon thescenebf her labor. The children, whose entesho had been entrusted with, seemed in clined to obey and respect her, until one mischievous, self-willed boy" "Stop, Miss Lee," hastily interrupted Dick, whilst the large tears trembled iu his eyes, "I)o forgive nie. lidncd I am very sorry, but I will vex von no more: 1 will study hard, I will be voiir best scholar, for you aud yonr dear mother and little sister's sake. Will you believe me. Miss Lee!" Lizzie smiled and held out her hand to him. With fervency he pressed it to his dips; she had aronsed all the dormant goouness oi mai wnvward nature, aud when Dick Wild left the sch'ool-house, there were higher thoughts and better feelings implanted in lus truly gene rous heart, than had evor dwelt there before. From that day forth bo kept his word, and ucver existed a better or more studious set of scholars than those in the charge of sweet Liz zie Leo, aud this great chaugo was wrought by a few gentle words a change that Dame liirch t rwl and frowns for years had failed to accomplish. CiiAPTta III. Tie Fic-Mc. "Oh! girls, it will be delightful, perfectly delightfull Get up early in the morning, take boats and cross to Rose Giove, there spend the entire day a capital idc," and gay Mia Love clapped her hands and laughed musicial ly bs she spoke. "Yes. continued a pale, pensive beauty bo- side her.' "and the return iu the eveniug. the pale, moonbeams glimmering on tne waters, anainesnria nowaoi ino cnca.es aua aiij dids ringing around us." "Nonsense!" interrupted the rose-cheeked Carrie Budd, "I'd rather have a good chorus of onr own, anytime, than to listen to all the crickets and katydids in creation; but yon are so romantic, Grace. "Let me tee" with a thoughtful air, "what shall we have for din "Oh, Carrie," smilingly said another fair girl, "that is too bad, from moonbeams, etc,, to dinner. . Yon are as much in favor of the real as Grace tho romantic. 1 say, the first thing we had better do is to make out a list of those to be invited to onr pic-nic. Don't you think so, Arabell" This Question was addressed to a tall, an haughty, yet beautiful looking girl who sat besides decidedly handsome man of about teuty-three years of sge, by the by, he was the ouly gentleman in the company, aud strangely out of place did he look among that troop of merry-hearted girls; but then, he was Arabel Stelland's lover, and that was Arabel's parlor where tho arrangetneuU for the pic-nk .Art Iwer" ' - mau'e, and therefore, he had a per-"l .H be thnr - 1 lie. languid loii "You are riickt. Write out the names of the guests, Maggie, as yon are the quickest writer of us all, and then we'll ariange the other mstters alterwards. . "I am prepared!" exclaimed the light hearted Maggie, iu a mock tragic tone, and filuccd a sheet of paper and the iuk-stand be ore her. "The whole oi this gay assembly are invited, of course," the continued, "with their attendant cavaliers, and next comes let me see Lizzie Lee." "II io ?" exclaimed Arabel, roused into something like animation; "the village school- mu tress? Really, Miss Ry, yon are getting fastidious in your choice of companions. I understand her mother is nothing buapoor sewing woman " "And what of that?" ouicklr inttrrnntod Ctrrie Budd; LizzieLeo is a tweet girl. 1 don't tec why she should not be invited." "Nor I, " said JEllaLove. "See how the children love her. Never did the school of Sweet Blossom Village thrive as it does nnder her management and then, she is to kind, to pretty, so untiring in her efforts to do good." What a haughty enrl of the lis. Arabel turn- od to Grace Whitney, the pensive looking maiden who talked of pale , moonbeams, and said , ! "Ana have von nothing to say about this parngot)?" - t 1 "Lizaie Lee is worthy of all praise," quietly returned Grace; "she is one in a thousand. "Arui yonr continued Arabel, addressing her lover. "I am obliged to advocate the cause of these lad es," be answered, with a smile; "Miss Lee has accomplished much good since she took up her abode amongst us." , vi uu a lorceu laugn ana iiusnea cneeic, Arabs! snatched the pen from Maggie's hand, and (apidly traced the name of Lizzie Lee upon me pnper. - "There!" she' exclaimed, "the majority rnle-s-the village tcioolmulren is pue of theievited." ; .' , . A look of sadness overshadowed Frederick Wilson's handsome face at this display of in justice aud false pride on the port of his be- trotoed. but itnowvanisnea ociore her nnr- liantsBnile, still it left a heart-string behind. -A--- an atia i aiiiaii isiuiai home from school, she fonnd a small, neativ eaveloped note awaiting her. It contained a very cordial invitation to the pic-nie about to be given by the maidens of Sweat Blnssem. . "He it an invitation to tbe pic-nic?" eager ly asked Dame Merry, as Lizzie finished read ing it. . . The old lady forgot the rudeness of her ?uestion in her anxiety to know whether her avnrite had been asked to the great lnorry making about which she had heard so mnch talk for the last two or three davs, and for which she hod promised a committee of girls sent to her for the express purpose of obtaining that promise, a large, old-fashioned cake of her own making. "It is," replied Lizzie, with a smile, "bntl dJ not think I can go. I do not care to min gle in gay eomnanr now," and a tigh suc ceeded tbe tmile. . Oh ! dear Mist Lizzie, von must not think of remaining at heme, when almost all the young folks in the village are goiug," re turned the dame eariestly. "Now don't say another word," she continued as she saw the girl was about to make some new objection; "you muet go. Just get me your mnslin dress, and I'll make it white as new milk. lour e prettier than any of them all, if you do drees plainly." Lizzie allowed herself to be persuaded, and tho white dress was drawn from its hiding lace to be placed in the hands of good Mrs. lerry. and by her magic touch to be arranged becomiug for the approaching festival. The morning for the pic-nic arrived. Ev erything was auspicious. ' The sunbeams shone brightly, the birds seemed to be trying which cou.d sing the loudest song, and the dew. drop -I- i .L-L..II I.I.-! . .1- gustenea m me utuia ui tue iruwers, line dia monds on the brow of beauty. The boats were rocking lazily to and fro on the stream upon whose banks the party were to assemble, and although scarcely half-past five, Maggio Kay, Carrie Budd and several others, were already at the place of meeting. There they come, at length shonted Uar rie, after a quarter of an hour's anxious wait ing had elapsed, as a whole troop of youths and maidens turned dowa the road that led to the stream. -First of these was Arabel 6tclland, prond and haughty looking as ever, leaning upon the arm of her lover, after them came the coquet tish Annie Hunt and her bean, the quint Grace and her brother, Ella Love and ker cousin, and last with Dick Wild, who looked most happy, Lizzie Iiee, the Village schoolmistrsss. There were lair maidens gathered there. Bright eyes flashed, and red cheeks glowed, but Lizzie was the fairest of them all. Attired iu a simple white dress, her long brown enrls dancing out from beneath her snow-white hood, a flush of crimson paiut, as the hue that paints the heart of th sea-shell, on her usually pale cheek, uone could deny that the was most beautiful. The company being all assembled, they stepped iuto the boats, and nuloosiog them, moved from the shore, and soon arrived at their place of destination. Ohl what a mer. ry, joyous day passed in Rote Grove. It was a' loving spot, the air being heavy with the fragranoe of the flowers whose name it bore, and myriads of birds, bees, and butterflies, seemed to make it a favorite dwelling place. But there were other inhabitants beside the feathered songsters and gay insects in the grove that day, and such shouting, lsughing and talking as tilled the air, was never heard there before. And after a while, the glad-hearted beings joined in a Lied and cheerful song, and the birds tat in mute wonder on the bought: and then they had dinner a real picnic din ner no dainty . trifles, but excellent eold ham, old cheese, home-made bread, and last, but not least, Dame Merry'a cake, with cold water irom a bubbling spring near by The moon had just risen, when some of the party proposed to return. Grace was in favor uf remaining in the grove some hours longer, but as the dew was falling heavily, making the moss and grass eold and damp, her more j . , , . , , pruueus cuuipaaiuuB neciaea against uer. - Lizzie Lee had not joined in the snorts dur ing the whole day, but had wandered through the lonely Oaths, admirige the wayside blos soms, and thinking oftha loved-onetat home. w hr ika ;.! i. Whoa the signal 4or return, wm give,, ih K .0'-'hlJ? 1852. ; started np from tbe trunk of an old tree where ! she had been tittimr. Iwv f-r. be ;-t i ' utners to tue ouau. - it Kuj(.jcutU tiial J.i zie Lee occupied the same boat as the haughty Arabel Stclland, though her teat was at some distance from the haughty girl's. She had lain aside he bonnet, and ohl how lovely she looked in the pale moonlight. Arabel noticed the eye of her eompauiou fixed upon the fair young girl, and calling his attention by a smart tap eu tbe srm, she said . "You are very interesting to-night, sitting and gazing as though your soul were in your eyes, on yonder silly. faced creature. By the by, she continded, as though a bright thought had struck her, "what a capital idea it would be for you to mako love to her, wouldn't it I declare it would afford me infinite amusement to observe the actions d& a poor schoolmit- ticcnucu receiving uie aiieuiious oi a young, wealthy and handsome man like yonrse"lf." "Arabel," replied Wilson, in grave tones, "yon would not havo me endeavor to awaken an interest in that fair girl's heart merely for your amusement. Could you love me were I capable of playing so base a part 1" -Aoveyoui io oe sure i coma, with an impatient toss of the head, "and I insist on your making love to her. There, that bov has left ber side; take tbe vacant scat, and lay siege to Miss Lee's heart." H ith a look of unmingled regret and scorn, Wilson arose to obey his "lady. love." But he smoothed his brow, and advancing towards the young schoolmistress, took the seat beside her in a careless, easy manner, at the same time making some remarks on the beauty of tne evening. i here was a look ot surprise in Lizzie's eves as she raised rhem to them sneak er's face, "but ever graceful and lily-like, she soon recovered Irom he momentary embar rassment, and replied, in sweet and thrilling tones "It is indeed a beautiful night it reminds me of times goue by, perhaps forever," and a tear glistened on her pale cnccK. Wilton remarked that tear-drop it fell upon his heart. Yet never passed he a more' ? feasant evening, tor the shade of sadness fell ran Lizzie Lee's pure brow, and her every word was fraught with mirth and poetry. Out sentence from her lips had more real wis. doin and seuse thau a day's remarks from the Kiddy girl around her-, and when Frederic left WW-yanwrMeiiy's ilwii fw4 wan comjiauied her home, notwithstanding the fierce looks of Dick Wild, who regarded him in the light of an intruder,) and heard her musical t'irood night," he wondered how a beingef her own aex could contemplate wrong against ber so innocent, so good and his heart grewcold at he thought of the niockiug words of his betrothed. Arabel was standing on the door-steps, and as he passed her residence oe. hit way home, he nearuuer impatiently excmnn "Come, Frederic, quick, I here I say. 1 wisa w spcaK WllOFOU. He soon reached her side, and then, laving her hand earnestly upon his arm, tbe burst iuto a loud laugh, that sounded stiaugely dis cordant to her listener once it would have been more welcome than the sweetest music to him and said "Oh! it was capital to see her blush and almost weep, whilst you talked so softly to her. Come, tell me what it was all about. VVhv. bless me! what ails vou. Wilsou?" she continued, quickly, her gaiety all gone, and a iripuicuea jook upon uer luce. Her lover had become deadly pale, and was regarding her with a strange expression. .Listen, Arabel," he said, in harsher, colder tones than be bad ever used to ber before. "Would you have things go on? wonld you have me call up bright and beautiful dreams in this young creature's heart but to blast them would you havo me bring a darker shadow to that fair brow alrtady clouded by the touch of sorrow? Oh! no, yon cannot bs so crnel." "Nonsense! returned tue nnfecnnz girl. "Blssther dreams cloud her brow, jouare growing poetical. However I will have this little play carried out. Obey nic, Wilson, or we part forever." V ilson turned away without another word. It was the first time tor months that they had parted without a farewell kiss; but Arabel muttered to herself, "He shall do my will. I hate the girl. She has bv some strange fas. cination attracted all the atteution that used to be mine before she came here. I am de termined to drive her from the village." The Dream Spirit came down from Heaven that night, and lingered a moment beside the luxurious couch where Arabel Stelland slept : and she awoke shuddering, for a voice had murmured, "Beware I thy own heart alone shall be bruised the sufferings thou wonld'st prepare for another shall recoil upon thy self." Then it unfolded its wing and hovered near the slHmbcring Wilson, bringing him visions of a sweet face, recalling the tones of amnsi cal voice. Agaia it fled, and paused to shade near Lizzie Lee, with its snowy piuiout, and it bore to her (dreams of her gentle mother, and little sister, and still another the hand some Frederic W'lson. And thus, at night, tbe Angel of Dreamt wanders through the earth, to the selfish and cold-hearted, bringing words of warning to the poor and innocent, bringing glad hope for futurity visions of love and peace aud happiness. CHAPTER IV. . The Wedding. "Believe me, Lizzie, dearest. Hove von. Trie, whan yon first came to this village, I was the promised husbaud of another, but she herself hath broken the tiee that bonnd us and ere te-morrow's sub goes down, she shall team now changed are mv teeiiegs toward her. ' Lizzie, sweetest, won't you ftive me one word," and Frederick Wilson bout eager ly towards the oinshinir girl, bhe raised ;tbe drooping lids that veiled tne glory of her beaming eyes, aud casting on nim a look of love and joy, placed her small hand in his; . ... They were seated in Dame Merry's little parior. it was evening aud the twilight si lenca was moat welcome to their spirits nauoweo oy tne speii oi pare ana holy auec tion. i . .. "What joy to think, Lizzie darling, that yon will be mine," aaid the happy lover, after a moment's silence. "My pet. my pride, my little wife. I never loved before I saw vou. Li.iie no, never 1 I eannot account for the '"ft" hkimuiih tuat urew me wwwsi tae proof Anbel, who lus nothing bat beauty strange fascination that drew me townjds the NUMBER 50 and I r. wrnHfi I to "reeommf-n ! i ler tuna uiy juu. , Uuia. i have iuui soul, new strength a guardian angel. You are that soul, that strength, that angel. Tell me dearest, when I moy call yon my wife?" He threw his arms around her as he spoke, aud leaned her head upon his manly bosom. "You are too impatient, Frederick," said Lizzie, looking timidly up into his face, a tear sparkling on her soft cheek. "We must wait till my dear mother, and sweet Miuuie can come to see us " "Married," laughingly added Wilson, as the girl paused aud hid her bright eyes again upon his breast. "Well, I grant you one week to prepare. Nay I no more pleading from ; those crimson lips. I am firm, inflexible a week not one hour longer." lie had scarcely ceased speaking, when the . . door was suddenly thrown open, und on the threshold stood Arabel Stelland, her Mark. . eyes flashed with rage, her short upper lip wreathed with 'scorn, and her whole frame trembling with agitation. "Knough of tli is ! she exclaimed, in a voice hoarse with passion ; 'tis time this farce should havo sn end ! Wilson, 1 summon yon ' to my side again! And you. poor sbriukinir thiug," addressing Lizzie, whose cheers lia.l become marble white, "back to your books once more. A pretty lover for n schoolmis tress, forsooth, my promised husband. I -start, million, how 4're you dream he really loved yon?" Wilson started to his feet, still holding his beloved one's tiny baud iu his. "Arabel Miss Stcllaud !" he exclaimed, in aloud fierce voice, "leave this house, whose inmates you came to iusult nil bouds between us are sev ered I aye, foreverl Did. you think, that, when iu vour Cruelty of heart, you bade me seek the fair youug creature by my skle, and win her soul to me, but to make siiort of her innocence and love a mockey hercaller, that 1 conld play to false a part? Did you. imagine tuat 1 could lor a moment so lar iorget, an that is noble and honorable in a man's nature? If you did, behold your mistake, proud girl I I obeyed aud sought the village schoolmis tress, as you tuecriugly called her, but it was not to break her heart. No! for 1 loved her aye! loved her from that moment when iu accordance with yonr command 1 sought a seat bCTde her.- Hrw tee the misery yon would have prepared for another, recoil upon yourself if you have a heart, in (ears repent! Go from me, Arabel she who yon haw call ed "upstart" and "minion," is " promised bride. Look up, sweet Lizzie, darling child. ' he continued in a voice of tenderness, "look up and bless me with a smile." Aud as Arabel lett the room she saw him whose affections she had so madly'Iost, bend and press a fond kiss upon the pale brow of the "Village Schoolmistress." A week passed swiftly by. The wedding uay nan arrived, name Merry s neat room was covered with flowers. They shaded tho old fashioned mirror they stood iu quaint . , goblets upou the high mantle they hung iu wreathes from theceiliug, and long festoons looped back the snow-white curtains, it was a perfect little paradise nothing but flowers a'.d f ragrauce ; and all this was the work of fairy hands. , Pretty Maggie Rev, qnict Grace Whitney, merry Kile Love, and all their gay compan ions, had reached the farmer's before the sun had risen, having aprons filled with blossoms, whilst Dick Wild, who had made up his mind, now that Lizzie was to be married, to wait for Minnie Lee, followed, having a large bask et filled with flowers, obtained, lleaveu kuows where or how. And w hen tbe parlor bad been arranged the good n stored Dame Merry, in hor black silk dress and while apron, with that same little curl upon her forehead that i we saw when first introduced to her, ascended to Lizzie's sleeping apartmeut, and knocking gently at tne door, was at gently bidden to come in. she had no sooner entered the room than a pair of the softest and whitest arns in the world were thrown around her neck, and a pair of the sweetest lips met her own, whilst a low voice murmured, "My secoud mother I" The tears started to Dame Merry's eyes, but she toon wiped them away, for their should be no tears on a bridal day, and fondly re turning the girl's caress, she said "I eauio to tell you Miss Lizzie, hear me 1 you'll soon ' be Mrs. Wilson, how strange it seems to me but, as I was sajiug", 1 came to tell yon that the bridesmaids are waiting to dress ' you." - , "Toll them I am ready to receive them," was the reply, and in a moment a group of ,, merry maidens completely filled the small,, room some admiring the pure white dress' ' laid out on the snowy cove, let, some re-ar- , ranging tbe wreath of rose buds and orange . blossoms, and all giving various opinions oit . sundry articles of dress, with all the inno cent talkativeness of girlhood. Before the bride's toilet was quite complet ed, came Mrs. Lee, s pale, lady-like woman, aud littlo Minnie, a lovely child of ten Sum mers, who was immediately Caressed by all ; E resent, and escaping from them, received the tarty welcome of Dick Wild, who loiterated ' in the gardes. x , ell. the lovers were married, and never 1 id a more fervent prayer ascend to Heaven I than that breathed by the old clergyman of sweet Blossom, lor tne happiness ol the youth ful conple a prayer which met with a loud Ameu from the farmerand his wife, whose' welling had been so long brightened bv the : presence ef the fair girl about to leave them. Neve.' were so many blessings bestowed upon ' ' a bride neiore, as were bestowed npouldear , Lizzie Lee. - , s Her scholars surrounded the garden o-nte. ' ; and when the eereoiony was over, she came , lonu leaning upon tne arm ot ner nan atom e nusoana, ana tooK ner way, followed by her motherand sister, to a beautiful little cottage already furnished and prepared for her recep-' " vtuu, uj ma vans w wuous ano nasi 'pitgutftQt nervowsf - . But one heart in the village envied-the ' young bride her happiness, and that was the . heart of the hanghty girl, who peeped through the blinds of her w indow at the happy throng, t with an en press ion of bitterness aud hate up- , on her tace. Bnt she soon started for some ' distant town, where she married for wealth, ' not love, aud now knowing so real joy or happiness, she flaunts in silk attire and gems, i And now I have told you, dear reader, how Arabel Stelland lost her lover, and how Sweet ' Blotsem Village lost the best ef cboohnis. . i tressestell juts kow you Uk my story .