Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 31, 1838, Page 1

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NOT THE GliOltY OF C ;E S A R D V T THE WELFARE OF It OMB. WgJMtWMyMMWMMtWMgTWTMMMMMWM 1 1 1 HB W HM M WWII HJI BY H. B. STACY. FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1838. VOL. XIINo. 584- LOVE NEVEIl SLEEPS. " Love never Bleep !" Tlio innilicr's ejo Bends oe'rlier djing infmt's lied ; And as she minks the Moments fly. While death cieeps on with noiseless Ircad, Fnini niiddislreHed tUa sits mid weeps Willi beating liearl. Love never bleeps ! Yet e'on that sad sind frngite form Forgets the Itimull of her bieaat ; Dcepilc the honors of ihe mnrm, O'eilmrdened Nature pink lo rest ; Hut o'er tliem lioili unolhcr keeps His midnight watch Love never sleeps! Around, nbnve, the angel bandit Sloop o'er ihe cue worn sons of men ; With pitying ejea and either hands, They raise the soul m hope again ; Fiee us the air, their pity sweeps The eluiin of Time ! Love never sleeps! 'And round beneath and over nil O'er men and angel.', em ill and heaven, A Higher bends ! The slighlefl r.ill Is answered and relief is given In houis of woe, when soirow bleeps The heart in pain. Love never sleeps ! Oh, God of love ! our eyes to thee, I'iied oflhe world's fil-e radiance, turn ; And as we view thy pnrilv, We feel our hearis within in burn ; Convinced that in the lowest deeps Of human ill, I oic never sleeps! MISCELLANEOUS SELECTIONS. The Queen's Mauhiace The con slant attendance nf Prince George uf Cam bridge on the Queen, when she is engaged in a party of pleasure, hits given much un easiness to n certain clique of confederates at Court. The Queen is one who, though young in years, well knows power ; and she is one also who will not allow her Icel irge to be contrnled by impertinent inter ference. Lord Melbourne encourages the intimacy between the Royal cousins, and there is every prospect of seeing the Prince the consort of Queen Victoria. Should thtB event come off, there will be weeping and gnashing i f teeth among the German BStelitos. Prince George is now in -his twentieth year, and it is stated that he will remain at Gibraltar, visit Malta, and others of our possessions, so as to be nbseni two ears, when he will receive her Majesty' hand. The marriages of cousins have not always been felicitous; but w! imagine that the Prince, who is particularly gener ous nnd good-tempered, will make a very comfortable companion for the little lady. London Satirist. The following occurrence has recently excited much interest in Vienna: A young man, M. L. Baron de II , a lieutenant of hussars, of high family nnd connexions, had become desperately enamored of the Jemme de chambre of hi mother. She wa a Sicilian, very beautiful nnd well educa ted. He employed every means in his power to induce her to become his mistress but not succeeding in the attempt, he at length offered his hand and fortune. She Elill remained inexorable, and would listen to none of his proposals, believing linn lo be insincere in his professions of love. He solemnly swore that ho would never break the marriage vow, and, producing a pnin ord, declared he would plunge it inin his heart rather than be unfaithful to her. if ehc would consent to be his wife. The vehemence of this declaration touched the heart of Eliza, and she consented to be come his bride. The marriage took place in February, with every possible demon titration ot rejoicing, and the relatives of M. de H , aillmugli not approving ol the marriage, did every thing to celebrate the event with eclnt. In the beginning of May, the young nfficor followed his regi ment to Mi'an. His wife, who remained ot Vienna, took means to have all In movements watched, nnd she soon lenrned that he had formed a connexion with widow, the Marquise de La . and from that moment she resolved upon a deadly revenge. In the rago of her jealousy, she ot first resolved logo lo Milan for the pur pose. She was contemplating this step when her husband unexpectedly relumed to Viennn with despatches The instant lie entered tho house, maddened with rage and frantic with excited feelings of jeal ousy, she flew at him like a tiger, and plunged the fatal dagger into his bosom. The husband fell weltering in his blond and was taken to Ihe hospital, where he is recovering. The unhappy wife was given over io justice, and is at at present resign ed to her situation, but not regretting her crime. London paper, ErTnAonniNAHY Gnorro. A singular discovery hns been matin at the Dane, Mar. gale of an extensive grolio, which appears to have been excavated at tho tune of the SaXon heptarchy, and which affords matter lordeep reflection, onu win prooaoiy inrow Gome lii'lit on the habits of our Saxon an cestors. The Dane is celebrated as the field of a decisive ond terrible engagement fought between Ihe Saxons and Danes. jrrom time to time obtccts nave ueen msin tered which show the deadly nature of the struggle, including numerous human bones not yet reduced to dust ; and even entire ekelotons, imbedded in soft chalk, and thus preserved 88 with a coating of cement from decomposition. Armor and warlike weap ons of Ihe fashion of that early period havo also been found, The grotto, however, which has just been laid open, docs not appear to navo any reterence to I lie battle It extends to a ereal distance under tho hill, and i6 laid nut in serpentine walks, alcoves, and passages of considerable c.v tent, i he sides being studded with shells, formed into elaborate and curium devices, nnd doubtless executed by torch light. 'Flic discovery ol this remarkable structure was entirely accidental, nntl in consequence of some excavations made on tlio spot by the proprietor of the Intnl. Longevity. It is a remarkable circum stance that the Russian empire exhibits more instances of longevity than any other country in the world. A recent return gives the number ot those who died above one hundred years ns 3,173 in the course of four ypnrs i above one hundred and five years, 1,064 ; nbovc one hundred and ten years, 55ft ; above one hundred and fifteen years, 326' s above one hundred and twenty years, 211 : above one hundred and twenty five years, HO ; above one hundred and thirty years, 47; above one hundred and forty years. 10; and above one hundred nnd fifty yenrs. 1 ; tnnking a grand total in four years of 5,470 persons aged one hundred and up ward French Expedition. The French government which takes an interest in uv cry thing, good or bad, i about sending a scientific expedition to the Scandinavian peninsula and Spitsbergen, the leader ol which is M. Gmmard, the naturalist, who conducted the recent expedition to Iceland. Louis Philippe favors the expedition. He travelled through Sweden and Norway, Lapland and Finland, in 1795, tokes a par ticular interest in the expedition, and has himself pointed out the objects most worthy of attention. The Foreign Quarterly Re. view says that the Sweedish Government lends its cordial assistance, and a body of Norwegian and Swedish naturalists and engineers are to join the French savans Some of the parly aro to winter at Ilatner fest. near North Cape. The vessel (lest in ed for Spitsbergen is to attempt the uas sago northward to the North Pole. Tliu. as M. D'Urvillc, who sailed last year in commond of the Zelee and Astrolabe, had orders to approach the South Pole as near as possible, the French government will boas' that its eftorts in buhalt ot science extend at the some time from polo to pole. Effect of audience. The Hon. John Quincy Adams, in his address to the ladies ot the 12th congressional district, who en tertained him with a picnic in Tranquility Grove, tho other day, closed his remarks i us Inllows : I have, in the courso of my life, found it was an easy matter to address two hun dred and forty men, but it has been in me a task sufficient I v arduous to address suc cessfully one woman." Mrs. Adams, the lady of the Lx Prcsi. dent, was present on the occasion. The following among othor toasts, woro given at a meeting in Baltimore, on the 4th ult., of persons of different trades and professions. They are taken from the Baltimore transcript. By Mr. Sledge. (The Blacksmith) Mny we preserve our own tools and never be the tools of others; and may our own titer become the instruments of much good. By Mr. fat rap. ( Ihe blioeniakerl Our trade should wc tear cold in a good cause, may we forfeit our awl; but should we dick to the last, may our soles be benefited. By Mr. Beaver. I Plic Hatter)-Tlie patriotic band of '76 They were brim Jull of zeal, went Mr in the good cause, and i hoy felt for n suffering people. May their nap be sound and their crown the blessings ol ilicir children. By Mr. Twist. (The Tobacconist) Congress may they eschew all ill feeling tnus destroying the worm ot enmity ; let their business be done on the shortcut prin ciple, and thuir constituents will tay they 're up to snuff. By Mr. Stitch. (The Tailor) The United Statesmay they bo basted logetli, er with the strong threads of friendship While t tic i r rulers "cut their coats accord nig to i heir cloth', Ihu needle public approbation will always point to the wor thy. By Mr. Junk. (The sailor) The Indies '1'liev look beautiful in stays While willi rakers on the ocean of fashion, may they Ictep clear of shoals of vanity, and hap pily cast amhox in the harbor ot matrimony with u cltan bill of health. From the Magazine. AUNT KATE'S-FIVE NIECES. Who was Aunt Knle?' 'A very respectable lady of a certain ogc.' A certain age !' 'Don't interrupt mo. Of a certain oge ' 'But what ago is a certain age?' 'vvny, me age mat a lady can never remember, Bin) her friends never forget.' O then, my dear fellow, now I know a inousanu iikc audi note, ot mat same nin6t certain, yet uncurtain age, but tier other peculiarities r Shu was handsome even to her last day she retained ihu bright flashing eve ihat in youth swotn in kindly feeling, but that in latter lilo pierced with its scornful disdain, the fine cosi. of features, the finely chiselled lip, and the pertect orch ol the bye-brow all beautiful wlnlo softened by youth and gentleness, but too Romanificd in the rigidity of that certain ago. In fact, Aunt Kate's aspect affected tho mind pain fully, handsome though it was,' 'Handsome then alio was ?' Undoubtedly.' And rich ?' And, O miracle! single ?' 'Single.' 'Unravel the mystery. 'I will. Her youth was Bpent in a per petual struggle with poverty is not that the truo gladiatorial strife ? Tho freshness nf her spirits wasted like tho bloom of tho flowers that perish on tlio altar of eomeUul chirruping of birds, tho ewcol emcll hideous idol. You kin) it how beautiful aro some of those blossoms whose fruits arc deadly poison Aunt Kate's heart was full of triHtful affection what of that ? what do men care for hearts or afflictions ? They require something moro solid let ters of credit lulls on iir Henry Hasc lacks of rupees golden ingots and such things. Aunt Kate hnd none of these, she had her youth, her beauty, her hopes, her freshness, her feelings, her warm nnd generous feelings. Trash! what men of any sense cares for such frippery? Poets may tell you that these aro the gifte fresh est from the hand of D"ity. FooN ! they arc perishable things at best, while tho good that men carve out with thoir own hands honors, wealth, rank, nnd station these may last a man's life. Youth beauty feelings they arc bubbles, glit lenug in the suiishuio but shivering while you breathe.' Very pretty things for all that.' 'Weil, time will pass on, whether it be at the rate nf a gallopado or a minuet. Poor Aunt Kale found herself alone her youth had left htr. She lookod in her glass, and wrinkle upon wrinklo, written in legible lines, answered hor 'gone.' Tho silver hairs glittered through her dark tresses, and in no very mysterious hicro. glpyhic confirmed the word 'gone.' She had reached a certain age. Cabalistic words! epitaph of youth and hope! she had passed the Rubicon. Tho opposites of the strongest passions aro very nearly allied to Aunt Kate to cense to love was to begin to hate.' To hate ?' Yes, even tohntc. Think what injuries she has received. You forget that every unrepaid feeling is a debt every unrequi ted affection on injury, That was nn era in Aunt Kate's existence, she suddenly and unexpectedly inherited great wealth. If you have ever watched the events of life, vou will tinve noon struck witn tno tro quency v illi which nur wishes are granted whop wo have ceased lo wish our hopes when we have ceased to hope success when it is volueless pleasure when it no longer pleases. A few short years beforo and wealth would have bought. Aunt Kate happiness it would have bought her friend. ship. love. 'Nay! nay!' At least the plated ware and she would never have found out the difference; but I told you she had passed the Rubicon. Her eyes were now opened, and she CB6t nway from her, and fnrttvor, ihu dreams, and the wishes, and the fond affections of her vouth. 'Then, after all, she was rich, handsome, and unmarried, and my wonder returns: what were men dome; to let her remain so? men who all, present company excepted, worship the golden idol ?' 'O it was not the fault of tho men they all immediately found Aunt Kate to be very charming; but she had sense and memory, and it was not n few honied words that coti'd counterbalance the bitter experience of years of wasted feelings and affections. I could not tell you the with ering scorn of her rejections docs not tho richest wine make the strongest vinegar? Even tho very loveliness of her nature turned into hatred hatred, not of individ mil, but of our whole race! and Aunt Knle vowed that none of our ungrateful gender should ever fatten on her rich beeves.J. 'Are they to be buried with her?' 'No, sho has done belter than that, for old can bo exhumed as well as buried. She has left them to her five nieces, on one sole condition.' 'And that ?' v 'Is that they never marry !' 'Ah! on pain of forfeiture to whom. lO of course to be divided among those who keep the conditions.' 'But supposing that all violate them?' Scarcely n possible supposition; but. then why, then to me, my dear fellow, as the next ot km. What win vou give me for my eighty thou-and pounds' expectancy?' It is worth speculating upon. Come, let us calculate the chances or your five descents.' 'I prize it at a peppercorn Toll me. Charles, if you ctsn, if vou know one man in this commercial age, willing to sell him sell to the bondage of the matrimonial yoke without a remuneration, it vou know such n one, call him a pbconix unique ; but for finding five such fools ! trust that this age of refinement could no produce them.' 'You put tho case disagreeably. I there dn-ioipreiiednoss in the world ?' 'None, A word without a meaning a loat the meaning only lo bo found in the dictionary. ' 'If tho ladies heard you ' 'They havo no objection to n sceptic. But, even if five such supernumeraries of the en r ill could bo found, do you think those five girls would find an equal lolly In match them, and buy a new plaything, and a new name, at the price of Aunt Kate's solid thousands.' 'You scorn the word. I would say they might bo so 'disinterested.' 1 Fah ! I am sick of the word.1 They parted Frederick Harrow went whither he would it is no business nf ours. Allen Hyde did the same thing, but wc shall take tho liberty of following him. Allen Hyde went to his chambers He spent three quarters of nn hour in arran. ging his curls, and lied on five cravats boforo the bow pleased him. Ho then left his chambers, muttering to himself, and drawing on a pair of tho most delicately fabricated kid gloves. Still wo can followdelightful privilego of our pen daro wo lay so ? aro we not omnipotent ? Half uu hour's ride took our hero out of the smoke, and the noise, nnd tho eternal ttatnc oi tho town. Then camo tho cheor flowers, and the unspeakable tleliciousiies- of the pure air, and, finally, Hyde entered a littlo garden, a perfect treasury of lillies and of roses. The garden contained a little cotlngo (O wonder!) by a widow, which happened most conveniently to be h French one, our hero wended towards it. In the centro of the room into which Hyde thus ceremoniously intruded, stood a round rose-wood table ; on this table was a trelliscd basket, tiplieapcd with flowers, and over it was leaning a fair young girl in deep mourning with long silk auburn curls hanging over her neck and shoulders, revelling in arranging that wilderness of sheets. Her cheeks outblushed the rose which she helil in her hand the moment she became sensible of his presence. 'For mo ? said Hyde, as he laid Ins hand upon the one that retained the flower. I hat is for mamma ; she loves a rose bud dearer than a ruby,' And why not lor mo on tho same grounds?' said her visiter; if loving made the right of having, there arc more things than this rose-bud would be mine. And that is the truest as well as the most beau tiful point in theology, which teaches us that to love is to have.' 'Prav do not lalk,o me cither of law or metaphysics, but tell me when your arri ved ?' This is always the first question a woman asks, because by it she measures the 'how many horse power' ol her own attractions. Think ot the shortest tunc in which 1 could reach you, and that will give you the date of my arrival.' 'Do not say pretty things to me. I am weary of them.' 'Do you then permit so many to be said to you ?' '1 can show you nr, that I do not, by interdicting yours.1 'You have grown prudent,' lie replied with some bitterness. I submit.' It did not seem that this prudence was received as compliment, or at all like the pretty things which gave rise to it. 'Prudent." repeated the fair Indy with snmo emphasis, and a slight tone of re proach, and a little tremor of the lip. Is it not a desirable virtue,' be asked, 'especially now?' 'Ah! you are thinking of poor Aunt Kate's legacy.' 'Of which you were certainly thinking ton.' Cecilia do Grey did not reply; but she lifted up her pretty blue eyes to Hyde's face witli the look of the mcokest and most ill used creature upon earth. 'Nay, it was natural most natural was it nut ?' he said. It might have been to you not to me not lo me !' 'But Cecilia, my dearest Cecilin. is it unnatural lo hesitate betwoen affluence and humility between Aunt Kate's legacy and the love that can offer you little be sides itself?' 'Unnatural to hesitate between a little dross and an imperishable jewel !' 'Generous, disinterested, and my own.' It will not require any extraordinary depth nf observation to discover that Miss de Grey's share of Aunt Kate's thousand was not worth much purchase money; but Cecilia loved roses, and n cottage, and Allen Hyde, ben t than anything else in the world, and better than all put together,. therefore, to her bad taste, yet oiu eiinngi enough. And. aftetjall, win,, Why tho mo.t common p ace I i by thc most common placed ts news : o thincs done by the most common placet people. Marrying, and dying, and ail that. BBBBBBBaVM fBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBW tllCV m Marrying,' said Caroline, lilting up lien,, iu she tell into hysterics. soft eyes from tho pink leaf of her album, 'do you cull that common placer the inter change of feelings! the union of souls!' Carolmo thought her sensibility ami enthu. siasir. had carried her loo far. She cast down her eyes, and either blushed or tried to do so. 'Dying ! said Elizabeth, stopping hor needle in (ho middle of a stitch, 'dying ! it docs not become us to speak on tho subject with an impropor levity.' Twaddle! Polly,' cried Georgiana lo her parrot! and 'Twaddle !' responded the parrot to uoorgiana, This tiresome knot!' cried Jemima, nnd This tircsomo knot !' echoed tho captain as he tried to unravel it by a still further entangloment. But this news,' resumed Jemima, resolv. ed to tell it. '1 did not ask you to give, but only to receive' Ah ! that makes all the difference. Tho ono is less trouble than the other, and therofnre far beiiur.' '0 ! who,' exclaimed Caroline, again lift ing up hor eyes from the paper, but this of time costing lliein up to the ceiling, 0 1 who that had felt the joys of a generous sensibility vibrating through Ins heart, would say. could say, that it is better to receive than give? O Captain Waring!' 'If Captain Waring wero old, and had the rheumatism, and wanted flannel waist coats, hn would not say so.' Twaddle!' cried Georgiann to her par rot of course; and Twaddle!' responded Polly to her mistress. Caroline is in the seventh heaven, and Elizabeth only in the third,' whispered the captain to the fair lady who wa winding silk. i Jemima smiled ; a whisper always im plies confidence ; the whisper and the smile were both confidential. 'I must tell you the news wheiber you will or no,' resumed Jemima. 'You "re member Cecilia de Grey ?' The captain shook Ins head. It is nhvays a compliment to one woman to have forgot another ; and the deeper flattery if the forgotten be a beauty tno. 'You must relnembor ?' ! 'No.' i 'What! not a white -faced girl in a white frock, with long dangling curls." Jemima was something of a brunette, and wore her hair a la Grccque. 'A fair, soft complexioncd girl,' said Caroline, who knew that it was generous to praise a sister beauty, and to show that she could admit a rival near the throne, with sweet eyes and luxuriant auburn tresses. 'Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain,' aid Elizabeth. She had none of the de- ceilfulness to answer for, and she went on stitching flannel. Twaddle!' cried Georgiana ; andTwad. die !' cried the parrot. 'But you do remember,' said Jemima. The Captain took the trouble of shaking his head. But vou know that wc hod such a cous. in ?' The captain contrived lo remember so much. And that she was to sharo with us that odd, cross legacy of Aunt Kate.' The captain nodded. 'Well, what do you think she has done?1 'Can t guess 'Got married 'The captain was astonished, ond too naturally to be able on the moment, to hide the impression. 'Now I must make you remember the gentleman. To begin with his name, Allen Hyde. 'No.' 'A tall supercilious young man a bar rister.' Another shake of the head. 'Quito n beau almost a" coxcomb.' A shake. 'Woro lemon colored gloves, and hi hair dressed.' The 6hake. 'Always flouting tho women and scorn ing the men.' Another shake. 'Holding up disinterestedness as mockery in i no one anu auectation in the other. A shako of the head from the captain, a sigh from Caroline a groan from Elizabeth, and 'Twaddle!' from Georgiana and the parrpt. 'Hated sentiment and sensibility: a per led utilitarian. I shall always for the future judge people by their opposites' (simpleton, not to have done s,n before) and called love rliodomoutade. Now licit: i me to abuse him, you. who are (be very knight errant ol the tender passion. Is h not n wretch?' f, 'For his theory or his recantation?' 'O for the treachery of his theory. Yu sec' it ns all finesse to hide his real senti mcnt 'Whatever be his sin, it is too much trouble to abuse him, especially as he has punished iiimsell.' 'How?' exclaimed Jemima, in a tone of alarm. 'By acling contrary to his better judg. incut; nil such folly punishes itself. A man of the world, much les a lawyer, ought not to act like a fool. I have no pity for htm.' Like a fool,' repealed Jemima, in ac cents of real and unaflecled alarm, nnd pale with the agony of truo womanly leelin", like a fool ?' Yes, like a fool,' repeated the captain : has he not married n young woman with- a sixpence?. What man of common quid de that and for her .'why, u.ic ii pair TilG CUOlnill L'llnw llint tin lin.l nr.lnn.l . .,imax. nt lml t )(J , q ya lu rotlrc; ,1(J knew Bl lkowfB0 aild retired retired. I Thc fatn cluo roC( from jernilna.s mnU( It happened that very day that bIio met at dinner a clerk in her fnthor's counting. iiousc, who nau ueen invited as an act ot especial grace. Ho sat by her at table: sho had often coquetted With him in the ansenco oi Higher interests, and he had frequently thought that tho few thousands she would inherit from her father would be ti pretty beginning for him in tho world, and that tho connexion might lead lo his name being added as a junior partner in tho firm; but Aunt Kate's legacy had crushed Ins hopes. There was something, how ever, in Jemima's manner lo him this day that revived ihoso hopes. A fomight after, Jemimft sent cako nnd cards tied with a wlnlo ribbon and u silver string lo Captain Waring. She had married on purpo.-o to do so. Is this unnatural ? O no; revengo is sweet, especially to woman; and even in tho paroxysm of this, her worst passion, she is so wholly unselfish as to ho regard less of tho evil she intends for another, recoil a hundred fold upon herself. There was of courso groot consternation among tho Warrcndors' five hundred dear friends, und tho whole train of relations, "ear and distant, boll, in blood and space. Opinions varied accord tn ir In flu rcnnntii'ii characters of those who hold idem, hut the loudest in justification ot her sister's con duct wa-, Cnroline. She who usually snoke in the softest of soft voices, was now loud and vehement in her defence. Ilnu; wic Iv and disinterestedly had Jemima chosen ! What were guineas in the hand enmonred to generosity in the heart ! How hrii lillv could love lighten the cottage hearth how sweetly could it twiuu flowers round Ihu winnows how delicious to henr tho sonir ol tho nightingale among Ihe branches nnd tne briars no, no wc menu among wilfl rnseBnnd wreaths of woodbine! &u. &n. Who, alter such nn exertion nf xiuti.rlv eloquence in the cause of sisterly love, ould doubt of Caroline's disiniere-tedne-v. It hough a few Ibr.-akon thousands should revert to her of course quitu contrary to her own inclinations. Caroline was leaving the nnorn : sho vaaa melancholy. She had been listening to Grisi's passionate melody of grief, and was almost blinded with the fins! linw fif ihn Dutchess ol . 's diamonds. 'Your ladyship "said a voun.T man to her with a low obeisance.--'! bee ten thousand pardons; I mistook yon for Lady Ho hurried on. Caroline felt a slight. pressure of the arm. She know that her companion was reading her thoughts the blushed at the consciousness. W ill vou be Lady B ?' asked the low voice of her compaiou at her elbuw. Caroline hesiiated. She thousrht that Lady B. sounded ns well ns Lady A. anil he Knew that the gentleman who offered her thc title nos-cssed some uncommonly plendid diamonds. Tho woman who de liberates, &c. &.c It is true that he who could invest her with these tine things was old enough to be her grandfather, and ugly enough for every purpose of agriculture ; but then, diamonds and a title? She ac cepted them. She lost her share of Aunt Kate's thousands no; she bought with ihem diamond-;, a title, seven thousand u year, and a hu.-band Certainly Caroline made a good bargain. And what got t his gentleman? A pretty young wife, and that was all that he wanted. Human nature again. Our heiresses were sadly diminished. There woro only left our old friends Eliza beth and Oeorgisna. Elizabeth went on making flannels and vowing that she would never marry, and what was more, every body believed her; for Elizabeth, though now rich in other inherilances, had missed the birthright that hor sisters eminently shared beauty ; po her heart grew daily, more and more narrow as she found herself without objects to call its affections into piny, until ut length it contracted all into self, and the world called her by all Ihe ungracious names which single blessedness is distinguished by; thus ignoranily.-as n always docs, mistaking the effect for the cause. Georgiana, lelt to lake tho field alone, labored incessantly in her vocation pleas ure. She had no end, no nim, no hope. ,u view, but the simple indulgence of tho pas sing hour, the passing caprice, the passing passion. Aunt Kate's, legacy, now so en hanced in value, seemed lo place nn insur mountable barrier between her own lot and the usual lot of women. So she indcmnt. fied herself with the most innocent flirtings, which, ns all tho gentlemen well knew, or believed, that it must stop short ot matri monial purgatory, they very freely indulged her in. Now Georgiana had a dear friend whom she protessed lo love with nil her heart, notwithstanding that she was young, er, pcrluip-i handsomer, and certainly poorer than hcr.-elf, nnd more llinu nil, was on tho eve ol marriage Now if we cannot take liberties with our friPiul.--, with whom can wo tako them? So Georgiana flirted moro unmercifully witii hor friend's intended than she had ever fluted before so much to. Ihat he began to experience the sen-alions of waltzing, and his fair one lo look und to feel most uncommonly sentimentally miser, able. It so happened that the more wretched the bride elect seemed to be the more cla ted appeared tho spirits oflhe bridesmaid elect: in tins inverse ratio things went en for some time. At length the fair and gen. tie girl, for both she was. roused herseif from her dismayed grief, and tried, by oM the innocent wiles und the endearments of little kindnesses, to win her wavering treasure back ngtim, Could Georgiana suffer this .'could she bo thus triumphed over? No; she dressed out her faco in its richest beauty, and her lip with its bright est smiles, and as her friend's oyo grew dimmer, and her step heavier, and her lip sadder, he, Ihe ingratc, turned more und more frequently from the sadness of tho one to the joynusnces oflhe other, until he unhesitatingly askrti of Georgiana Ihe price of his utter treachery. Georgiana hesitated it wa6 a great price In pay; bw threatened lo return to his allegiance, and she paid it : it teas the price of power. Are these things possible? O very pos sible! Nine hundred and ninety nine mi' of thc thousand among us are ruled by passinn and nol by principle. Wo nro bin weighing these passions against each other. A last glimpse at tho cottage of our first friend and I lieu farewell. Cecilia was at that cottage window; she was counting tho minutes Hyde had not come. Break an hour's, promise in love ! Ah. but this wns in mattimoiiy. He came. Cecilia's anxious eyn read in his countenance some strange unwonted feeling She laid her hand upon his arm and looked up in Ins fcu boseechingly. . 'Yes. dcurcst, you aro right; eqiiiethin.'.' has happened.' 'I hope nothing evil?' , M hopo so loo. Cecilia, Aunt Kato'j legacy is ours. Elizabeth has been long privately married.'

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