Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 12, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 12, 1838 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY O F C M S A R HUT THE WELFARE o F R O M E . BY H. B.STACY. FARMER'S SONG. Let others sing of icijal suite, Or Ionia and lathes fair, Who on some li)iuslily monarch wail, Anil homage to liim ; Their pomp iiml pride up all deride : We'll iievri bend l lie knco To mortal king bill eler sing, We're Funnels und we're Free. Tis true, wo labor for our bread, And to did A f Lt til l no ; A little toil we'll never dieud, While we'ie so well 10 do ; Then raise (ho sung throughout the throng We'll never bend ihe knee To king but gaily eing, We're Fuuneis and we'ie I'ree. Tis l.ibor'nerics ilie man to fight lu Kireiloin'v ft lor ions cause; And Fiertloin is ihe Imiiuici's right, Jiy liia Cii'inoi's laws. This right we'll keep, or In dealh sleep We'll never bend the knee To mortal king but jtnous sing, WeV'i Fm iiiem and we're Free. Who led our fathers on to reap Their harvest of renown, When Biiiuin'u war dogs crossed the deep To hunt our biilh-righis down 1 A Kaimer : es he taught us this To never bend the knee To mortal king but boldly sing, We'ie Funnel and ue'ic Fiee. The half fledg'd scholar well may say, On eanli 'hoe's nniiahl but care ; But uciiild he ilnow In." hunk away, And hicatliu the imiiniug air Belnnil the pluiih, 'twuuld smooth his brow; Like o. he'il liappiei be Thau might'ie-M king and will) tu sing We'ie (-'miners and we're Free. We farmer talk not of life's ills, Kxcept when wool is low, Or when bi chance wegoi bad bills; This vexes us villi know Bui jet we will le echo still, We'll neier bend the knee To uini ml king but gaily sing, We're Funnels and we're Free, But ve, who say there's nought in lifo Thai's worth die living for, Uphold ihe (aimer's cheerful wife, And own what foul e aie ; And join us now, just fiom the plough, Who will not bend tlipknec To mniial ki ig, while we can sing, We're Faiineis and we're Fiee. When wint'ry storm tage long and loud, The fanner at his fiie, While nous and daughters round him crowd; Feels jnvH dial never tire; Willi such a band join heart and hand, And never bend the knee To mortal king, but ever sing, We'ie Farmers and we're Free. Come all who love our country's weal, Inline all who h.tie dull care, And see what plea-mes lariners feel, On this (lie Farmers Fair; And raise again the joyous strain We'll never bend ihe knee To mortal kii'g bin eier sing, We're Fanners and we'ie Free. But there is one lo whom we'd bow, With adoration due; O may (lis blessings cmwn us now, And follow us hie lliinugh; To liim lets laifp the song of praise, I'o Finn let's bend the knee, 11 F. is our King lo Hun le''s sing, 'Tie Hk who made in KKEE. THE LOVERS OF NORM AN DIE. 1)V MRS. S. C. II AM.. Sunday is, as every bnily knows who ba ever been in France. tin1 gteni holiday of tln country the jour de fete for nlil and young, rich and poor. This is nut n fitting place to discuss the wisdom of thu law which says, "Remember that thou keep liuly tho Mabbai li-lnv ;" nevertheless nl lhruigl I am f r rom defending t lin manner in which it i- I hi gniernlly spent, mav t'Xpre-s my h lit 'filial lln; find, whose miii hliiiu s qiniHy tipiui i h' just and the iinju-t never cnnlil consider it n crime for the jienl up artisan tn lonvo hi close and nar row lUvi'lliii;; on Ihe Sabbath, anil wander Willi his children and-tho partner of Ins toils amid green hedgerows and vcrdani fields. We know that the bluo sky, ihe jicrfumcd flowers. Ihe freeh air, the music of the bird, I lie bee, and Ihe dancing rill, must elevate the mind, must bear it upward, must decoy it from the email low creeping things of life to those winch lead from tune into eternitv. I olwuys prav lint Ihe Sab bath sun may shine bright and warm, so that our laborer, our servants those who toil in comparative darkness all the week may be reminded i lint God made the Sabbath for them, and that our wnysidcs field? nnd wood?, may be filled by an out pouring of cheerful nnd hoppy people. It is not Sabbnili-brraking lo enjoy the sun, the light, the air of heaven- Our Saviour himself walked in the fields of Judea on that blessed day, nml gathered with his own hands ihe ears of corn With such feelings, it is not likely I should find laiilt with our continental neigh bors for rejoicing and being glad of heart on their Dimanche ; but I tin find great fault with the lawn which permit continued labor on that sacred festival. There is no tranquility in the st reels, nn rest for man or beost ; t ho 6tiopa arc open, the horses ot work, the din of masons, nulls, slaters, car ponters, and carriers as usal : at Havre I really think they maue more noise on oun day than on any other day of the seven. have seen laundresses washing at their tubs, ond at the public fountains, while the bells of Noiro Dame called tn prayers Let them do awav altogether with (he Sabbath rather lhan treat it with such in eolcnt mockery, as to mingle tho noise of the hammer and the anvil with Iho deep and holy music of the church-bell; it is so completely and palnublv giving the upper l, or,. I In I I,., no..,, ...! nf llfn. In it H money-changing and its loaves and fishes thai the ineuli cil Sabbaths of France grate upon mv memory moro than anv thing can reraembor of any country I ever visited Aa the evening approaches the streets bo conio more trannui . the artisans wash and ilrcee, and the Bhop is left to the care of' one person. Men and women troop away by scores, looking happy and kivoiis. I lieu indeed, it is impossible not lo rejoice with them, nnd wish that so volatile a. people might devote the morning of the day lo thai repose which is the highway to reflec. tion. I thought ol the calm, well ordered Sabbath mornings of England, and prayed that they might always lead lo innocent and cheerful evenings. Our friends had fixed on nn excursion to a plncc c!illoi! Guurlay, beyond the ancient town of Hntflciir, whose church is one of the most beautiful I ever saw, and in every respect interesting lo us from its connec tion with English history. Tho town is prettily situated ; the French, who get in to extnetos about everything, rnll it su ptrbe! magnifiquc ! and charmante ! bir it is much more ensy to lorgivn. ti person for being too easily pleaded than for not being pleased at nil ; and if 1'iey do indulge hi pleasurable exaggeration, I mtisi coiifes thal we are too apt to indulge in n contrary course, nnd go through tho world gather, ing thorns instead nf roses. The town of Ilnrlletir is. ns 1 have cor reel Jy said, only prettily situated j the stee pie of the church ts worth half a day's jour, ncy over bad roads lo see ; our antiquari ans would exceedingly delight in its uohb' and venerable architecture, though ihe ex terior : the houses, however crowd loo closely upon H so perfect n building de serves space that it mav be viewed from all points. Tho congregation were about to depart when wo entered the church, anil the hot, rich perfume of tho incense wa almost suffocating, after the pure air thro' which we had passed; the last chauni pealed, the bless-ing was bestowed, and Ihe crowd dispersed; there were banners, and trophies, nnd ancient monuments, nnd altars, with the usual garnishing of tapers, and flowers, ond pictures, and offerings ol all kinds, but none so touching as those in ihe Chapel of our Lady ol Grace at Hon fie u r. Having looked and wandered about, we re-entered our carrioles, and, leaving Ilnr fleur, proceeded on our way to the chnteou ol Guurlay. in the grounds of which we were to spend I he day. A gentleman ol our party loll so exceedingly oveicomi! by the lieat of I he sun, lltat he rang at the gate, and requested the servant lo give lino a glass of water the request was rrfured ; she said that her mistress might be ungty if she gave water lo a st ranger ! This was very inhospitable, certainly, and afforded the English of the parly an opportunity of railing at France, to their hearts' content it 6eetned to rcfrch and animate ihem exceedingly, and gave them an excellent appetite for the sniopiooos en. tertnitiment which was spread in tho orch ard i f a pretty farm-house, by a bravo and generous Frenchman, whose pales, nnd confitures, and fruit, and champagne, forc ed the most John-Isullih of tho parly to confess that be really funded himself in Ivigland. Deal, gond-naturod man it was the first intimation I bad ever received of ilis po-sessing what is called fancy! flio orchard wa a very pretty one. close nd sheltered, nnd the lanner, n rianiiuMv well bred person, made ample amends for thechurlishnessofchiiieaii G.iurlay. I noi not quite sure thai the English gent leman, who was so aiiL'ry at hf.-t. did mil absolute propose a toast, the purport ol which was, that England and France nnglii In- united by a bund of hrotheily ulfection'. this was, however, in my opinion an over flowing of the heart, produced by an over flowion- of champagne, and ought not to be recorded lo the (It-advaolngi! of Iho singu larly loyal and John Uulh.-I; gentleman wIm proposed it. When nor feast was over, we sallied i r I h into I he woods; crossing first a field where the golden ea h of corn weighed down tho slender stems to the very earth. We pas-ed what was politely lertopd the high road, nod then along a wondering and tangled path, which opened suddenly upon a vista of extraordinary beauty. We stood on the summit of a lilt I o hill, whose slopes were thickly wooded the lull stems of thu beech shining like silver wands, while I heir leaves danced and quivered in the gentle breeze ol evening. uuealh us was a email valley which the eye glanced over at first without observing so exquisite was Iho prospect which terminated the ris ins ground at the opposite side Ihe boughs of tho tall trees interlaced each other in the most fantastic arches, forming a species of forest architecture loo difficult for imitation you looked on and on, und on, till iho ills- tonce softened into air the sun light glnn. cing between iho trees, showed here and there groups of travellers regaling on fruit and wine, or clusters of laughing peasants whose joyous mirth was repeated by '.he gerillo echo of those lovoly glades. There was a harmony throughout this exquisite woodland scenery which 1 never before saw in either picture or landscape a shad ow more or less would have injured the el fed, it was perfect I cannot describe but I shall never forget it. As we descended into iho little valley, thu character of tho scenu changed, and though it was still most beautiful, it was not what it had been at first, when it burst upon us like Elysium of u fairy tale; the grass in the valley was soft and green as velvet and our lent sunk in the deep moss I could imagine the lady in Cumus en tranced in such a spot ; ilie air was close as il confined by the lulls anil luxuriant trees but we could hear it rnstlo in the lopmoBt branched while tho chirp of the active grasshopper and Iho murmur of myr lads ol insects told how every thing around us teemed w'uh life. Wo had repeated "how bnautiful!" more than onco, when man's clear voice broke inlo tho popular ballad of "Ma Nonnondie!" In such a spot it was singularly effective, and elm ruscd as it was by the peasant band would have been effuctivo anywhere. We should have lingered long in that spot or ewcet FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1S38. enchantment, if not remiiideil that we had still to Iravcrso (he wood, and descend n hill before wo could meet our carriages. The path wo look wound along high ground, nnd cvnr nnd nnon on (he left, we had glimpses of verdant vnlleys and bright corn fields, which shone like patches of gold in the setting eun; tho green wood peckers ran lapping tip tho berch trees, and every now and then tho bright round head, or bushy tail, of n squirrel would frisk in the Miiishiuo nut! then vanish amid the foliage. Wo did not frighten many btds indeed the hedge-rows were not crowded with ihem ns tliey are in England, whore their plumage nnd their music odds so much lo Iho beauty of the landscape; a sudden turn in ihe path, however, brought us upon a group the study of which was to mo fur mure interesting t linn that of ornilh ology a group of moUsonncurs harvesters) were seated on n circular grass mound, be neatli tho hrnnchns of n spreading oak; ihey were all well dressed and Willi Iheir Sunday clothes had assumed Iheir Sunday smiles; die men and women were both embrowned by labor and though of differ out ages, all seemed actuated by Ihe earni; -pirit of joy and good fellowship; they sa luted us with perfect frankness nnd we w -re all taken with the healthful beauty of a baby which nestled its laughing rosy face on ihe shoulder of its young mother the grandfather of the nursling seemed grati fied by our attention, and the tall stalwart grandmother, who did not appenr to hove numbered forty summers, was evidently lb" unstress and director of Ihe pirly, by whom she was called La Jfere Franctm. 'It is a fine evening, Jlesdmnes' she said; Ik; peculiar tone of Nnrniaudio dwelling on her hp-,, 'and we love to enjoy il the sun gives us labor all iho week, and pleasure on (Lis Jour defdc; I have heard,' she added inquiringly, 'that he does not shine as brightly on the land of strangers.'1 1 refilled of course, with a well merited compliment to 'ihe French sun,' giving him the preference over all the suns I had ever the honor of being acquainted with; and the good dame received it en reine, as il quite iho right of her country ; leaning against the stem of a young oak. who nspi red to he us great as Ins parent, a little apart from Ihe oilier harvesters, sat two young persons, bid and Ins- but so ex ceedingly alike ibai Ihey might by the un observant have been mistaken for twins: the some large black eyes, the same raven hair, the s-anio rich crimson dye on their cheeks there they tnl band clasped in hand their large eyes expanded by the display ol a particularly fashionable tnilelle worn by one of our party; and sundry whispers of admiration exchanged between them a- to lis form and quality; "Dro'.hnr and sister, I am sore," sutd a gentleman of our company, smiling os il he had made n praiseworthy discovery or solved a difficult problem. I could not help laughing, but men are very obtuse in love affairs. I wish those who read could have seen the joyou expression ol the youth's countenance., as he replied with ail the fervor of truth, "Aon Dieu mere) .'" La Jloc Frnncvi -mtled as she looked upon ihe yinithliil pair, lie had thrown Ins arm round the girl's w;n-i, n- il to driw her morn ulo-ely to lino ; and she looked down b'u-liiiig while I tying to o-capc. "Look up Marie, via petite," said lu ,Merc Franccm, "look up, you need not be ashamed ot your choice and ihey make love in England do ihey nut ?" she added, her eyes twinkling wih an inimitable express of mischief, as -ho glanced ui our solemn-lonkmg Iriend, who certainly seem ed quite guililess of the tender pas. inn "they make love in England sometimes do they not, bill not a they il ! here ?" I as-tired her tis I had no experience in French love-making I could not tell, but that I wa. cerinin I hey managed lo make it in some way or oilier, in all countries. She seemed lo doubt my assert ion. assu ring me that the French were les ptui ral ants of all tho world. She had th credit of her country evidently ot lu-nri nnd so I did not contradict her, und la ,Mere Fran con thought, it. tuiiiiy olhcrs do, Unit be. cause l did not contradict, I agreed w:lh her. I turned lo look at tho young couple, they had risen, the girl's hand rested on her lover's arm, they were both graceful and liaudsoine, lie particularly so, his coun tenance was as deeply-toned as one of Morillo's Spanish boys, and Marie was but Ins softened copy; they are nllianced, said la bonne Mere, las ihey called thu spokes woman,) and will he mimed when ihe liar reel is over. We wihed thu young people joy. nnd offered Iho maiden money, but she refused it, with a gentle iissuranci that she did not want it. I thought of tin starving harvesters of Ireland, and my heart sickened at the reuit inbrance ol their poverty; yet here was a peasantry, witluml poor-laws, ns well clothed (lor their cli male,) as well fed, and more contented than our English laborers; to be sure I was in Normnndio nnd ibat is one of the richest provinces of France ; but iho remembrance was painful, and I turned for relief to la bonne Mere The light of day was deep ch'iig, in anticipation of a glorious sunsnl, nnd iln group seemed disposed to journey hnmi'ward "Go on. met enfant," said la Mere lo the hoi rot lied one- ".1ffr, met enfans, ami God bless you! but do not lorget thu late ol 1'ierre and Josephine." 'rierro and Josephine !' repealed (bo grandfather, who had taken his laughing griinuciiiiii irotn the arms ol his daughter Lit mon Dieu! Mere Fiancnn, why should you think nf Ilium, or, thinking, why should you mention them lo Marie. Jobopluno was her aunt. See! there arc tears in hor eyes fie, fio. Mabunne Mere, you havo done luohshly. 'I havo not,' she replied, sharply; Ihey seem already as if there were but their two iclvcs alive, and that's not Ihe way to get mii'.n wm'Wn i.m through the world See what Jioopinue sulfuretl. Ah! you men don't like young girls to hear the trulli from us wise women, because we tench them not lo sol their hearts too much upon oiie, Ah I hero oin f, la Msre Franam ! and at ilna hour I cannot (ell which of my two hufbinds 1 loved nosi !' Yiii'd lovo tho third best if you had him, wotild'nt you ?' inquired the man. 'I might oi mig'it noi,' she nnswercd, good ruinorody ; 'but do mil love each oilier loo inucli, met enfans, for, Kiy what you will, much love breeds much sorrow a circles hoards ever the lightest.1 The lovers linked at each other's face, and did not beluvo her. I do not wonder ot their heresy ; youth cannot look on what it lover, and f'nicy ill can conic of what il duals upon. Merc Fruncon was of loo dignified a carruge to be swift of fool, nnd I lagged behind nnvious to learn tho fate nf I'ierre nnd Josepmno. Tho harvesters trooped merrily on not absolutely heodlecs of Ihe presence of t tic superiors, but with out any of ihal einbirrnssment which pen pie of their class would evinco in England they talked and laughed with all their heart-', nnd I did tint find it difficult to induce la bonne Merc to accedu to my reqoo.t. I could ml expect much senti muni from her. She bad thu step and voice of a man, and a certain authoritative twist of head and amis, as if she had been accustomed to use both upon an emergency. The grey-eyed mother of the boy, whom hw grandfather had borne off in triumph, was, however, at tier side, and seemed determined to correct tho harshnosi or acidity of her 'nunlY observations. 'Pierre and Josrphioe,' she said, 'had been affianced at Harfleur, in the early part of Iho harvest, determined, like Jacques and .Marie, to bo married at the arrondisseuient , she used to work, some limes in the fields, but generally at bar trade. She had learnt lace. making in Has Normandie, and was always able to obtain the best price for dor industry. Pierre was nn individual shrpherd. 'Did von not observe, Madam, before you entered the avenue of the chateau, i shepherd's bouse, lonely ond desolate standing beneath the trees U was one of those thai goon wheels, with just room in iho inside for the bed and light winch shepherds use, and beside it is a small box, con-irticied on the came dan that was poor Fiddle's. 'Von are not come to Fiddle yet, niu lanle' interrupted her niece. 'Well. Pierre and Josephine were be trothed, and the day fixed for their wedding Nothing else was talked of amongst us. for they worn well beloved; and I'ierre had bought two ewes and three lambs of his own and Josephine's grandmother had agreed to give thorn a room u: her house, and it was furnished aj handsomely as heart could wish. Three bnquets, under glass, shades on the mantle-shelf, a bed ol the longest and finest wool; a crucifix, as natural as life; and six straw chairs. I forget, now, what besides; but I know il wo hug n liitli; paraittse. I remember though, as il'u wore but. yesterday, our walking in those very woods just us those poor fools are doing.' 'Ah, ma lunte,' exclaimed the young wife reproachfully, "why do you call them fo lis i Jacques is a brave garcon, and Marie a steady girl !' 'All young people,1 replied the dame pompously, -arc fools, more or less; and yon, ma niece, not an exception.1 The niece made no reply, but looked at me. nnd smiled. 'They walked in these woods !' repented Ihe wntnan ; singing with the birds, dan cing Willi the leaves, nnd feeling as if life was one long inid-uminer day, without storm or shower. Pierre talked so long and so loudly of his approaching happiness, thai, though I was only ju-l married to my first liu-baud I lien, and had not much expe rience in I he changes of life, I could not help giving him a gentle warning, thai i In igs might not always pro.per. At tin he grew angry, and then I saw a flishtng of bis eve, which I did not like I told Josephine as much that night, nnd she answered as women do before they are married, that the rye, which flashed anger on others, would only Hash lovo on her. Ah! poor thing! she lililo knew. 'Some of the people about tho chateau heard a great shinning, anil then tho long repealed howls of poor Fiddle it wa very mournful ; bet Jean, the porter, wu nfrmd lo open ihe gale at night, am) so wailed till the morning, borne men ore very cowardly nml Jean never drunk any thing stronger tlmn niii ordinaire, and bill little of that, as his wilo was sickly, and be kept it for her. Well, Madame, when It opened the gate, he perceived I hat the sheep were scaterod about in stronge lisordcr, us having no shepherd, hut no where was Pierre to he oen, The old porter thought he would inquire of Jose phnie if she knew ought of her lover, and he went to bur mot tier's cottage, which was already necked as for a bndnl Josephine wus not tiiero. 1 1 or mother said that she had walked out early, before tho village girls were up. that she had promised Pierre lo ineiil J j tin at thu garden of iheir neighbor Jnliauot, who had ollered Iho young per sons his fiuesi fliwers to render iheir fete complete, and thai sho could not account lor her protracted nb-ceiicn. The porter. Jean, had been a In I her hini-olf, so ho did not alarm the good mother, hut saying that he would seek ilium in Juhanot s garden, ho deperted. 'Ho found tho gardnor heaping bouquets of flowers on bis parterre-nnxiuuslylooking out for his favorites. Thu garden was siluatedon ihu slope of ono of iho gentlest hills in Normundie, and commanuiu view nf n portion ol'tho palh leading from Josephine's cnttam (o the neighboring glen. Tho gatdnor taid that soon inter I daybreak (for lie rose befor tho sun to cull his flowers,) he saw the lovers meet in Hint valley, and walk together a little way, and Iben Pierre started off at (he top of big "peed over the next hill. that. the flight wr.g in eporl, os hn was pursued by Josephine, and his dog Fiddle, and he had been cxpcntiiig them bv another palh. I 'its did not at all satisfy Jean, who fell assured the Fcreams ho had heard m Ihe night proceeded from Pierre. The old man, loo. remembered that moro lhan once he had suspected that the young shepherd had more than was besocniimr of the son of knowledge that maddens simple heads, lie would gazo from out his little but for hours at the stars, and maKe ndd fiTiirc upon slates; then ho had l.vo or Three queer books odd, old things, which he used to pore over for hours not ibat he neglected his slieop .nli, o. tiu nn wjicti lu! and attentive enough lo them, and gen tle to animals, though no one liked exactly lo contradict him in any way. for it made Inm fractious. It is odd how at times bus's of unpleasant remembrances crowd lo the inrnd, and Johannt o uld not for his life get rid of bis apprdieihiiniis', though he hardly knew what ho feared. Tho old porior and the old gnrdner looked in each other's faces, but spoke not; but bent their gaze oyer wooded valleys and little hills, and t hen turned towards Ihe sea which was narrowing into the Seine, whose beauties canuol be appreciated except by those who traverse its waters from Havre lo Rouon. 'As the day advanced those who had been bidden to the bridal congreated, and all lo whom the youthful pair were known hurried in search of them. Rumour was busy as usual ; one said they had seen them here, another there; everything was steeped in uncertainly, and the" poor mother of Josephine rushed from place to place in a state of distraction. At last a shrimp gatherer, who wended his way to where he exoeclcd n scone of festivity slated to Jean that he had seen a wo man bending over one of tho cliffs when he lefijthc shore.he was so nnx.ous to a rive at the village that he did not go towards her, ami then , 'JSon ma lanlc,' interrupted the young woman, 'if yon think you will call to mind that the people said it could not be Jose phine, as Pierro was not with 'True.' said the woman, 'but old Johanoi and I thought otherwise: nnd, without saying anything to any one, away we went, determined to ascertain il wo could hear tidings of them in that direction; it was as lovely i day ns ever shone from the heavens of France, and Iho old gardnor said ns we walked along that it would be impossible a day on winch nutiire poured so many blessings on her children, should visit harshly such ns thu-e whom we sought ; it is wonderful, Madame, how simple people are, who live only nmong.i birds and flowers.' And she drew herself up with an air of conscious superiority thai was very amusing, i have seen tlie'finest days shine on the darkest deeds.' she con tinued; 'but Johanot would not believe me when I told Inm so. Wo walked and walked in ihe hot sunshine until we reached tho cliff the shrimp gatherer had pointed out, and thoro, indeed, was the maiden we sought. She was crouched on the very edge of the precipice her neck s'rtftched oni like n wild sea bird's her position was so dangerous that we leared to approach her but called again and again, though our only answers were Ihe echoes of the caverns. 'There inut be some reason,' said J diannt, 'for turning a living woman into a marble statue. Creep close to her, and draw her by her dre-s from Ibat fear ful height ! I will descend the cliffs and endeavor lo ascorlaiu the can-e.' 1 drag god myself cautiously to Iho spot. I wu horrilied ut i he aspect of her countenance wnen I caught sight ol her profile: it was white as marble -thu hps apart, showing Iho glittering teeth nnd bloodless guuis the oyus straining from beneath their fringed lids -the hands clenched, ono the uprooted and fragrant Ihvme, ihe oilier in Ihe tangled ire-ses of her hair. Cloc and more clo-e I drew, without attracting her allen'ion, until at Inst 1 grasped her dress tightly with one hand, nnd supported myself wi'h Iho oilier so ns lo see the beach beueaili. I shall never forget the hot throbbing pang Ibat rushed through my brain when I saw the body of thu iinlbrin uate Pierre heaped, ns it were, upon tho rocks beneath. 1 know not if he had turned after Ins fall, but Ins face was lo wards tho sky, and i suppose il was the reflection nf the sun, but his eyes appeared in mo as ni living lire; Ills Urnlal Oeil wa.. on the lluily rock! Ins bride n hopeless innm.ic! and instead ol tho blcsing Irom ihe holy priest, that would have climbed the heavens lo win the grace of God, tin sea-birds whirled and screamed over his mangled corpse.' You have forgotten the dog,' ta'd her niece. 'No, I have not,' she replied; 'how the d ig got down I do not know, but there was poor Fidelle, und ever and mum In bowls mingled with the shrieks ol Ihe wild wiiler-fowl. I saw Johanot approach Ihe body, and when ho had raised iho mangled remains of the poor shepherd, it was then I lint Josepbino would have sprang over if I had not clutched her firmly, and the long protracted screams that hurst from her hps struck a terror lo my heart which even now I tremble to think upon.' Hut tho cause Ihu cause?' I inquired, 'Who can loll the cause of madness?' sho replied. 'Who can understand it? Sonin said books ' 'And others," added the neico, declared it was tho moon.' 'He was quite dead, I suppose?' 'Oh, yes. Wu think that madness came upon It i in in the night, and that ho wan dered lo the trysting place Ihey had ap puintcu, where hu mot poor Josephine. I who, horrified and bewildered, Uuced his VOIi. XII No. 590 footsteps to (he fatal spot, where he tuUifed headlong to destruction. 'Does sho live?' I inquired. 'No; but sho did live long ofler Iho fatal nccidenl,' replied my informer. 'Those who were to have attended Iho bridal followed (ho youth to the grave. Josephine's mind was so completely unset tled I hat her friends watched her wander ings for moro than a year, her mother looked hko a spectre, nnd it was kad to see the old woman following her as the shadow follows the sub Stance, nnd when clin ilinil Josephine took no heed, though we all believed she loved her mniher dearly: (ill reason forsook her she had been a most affectionate child. At Inst wo rtnt ol observing her. and the only tbiim that remained Out hi'" I i - '- '"l WBS poor Fidelle. 'To bo sure,' added Iho Frenchwoman, 'when she was found dead upon the cliff from whence she bad witnes sed her lover's dnstrontion .. irnvc hm n grand funeral, and old Johannt dressed her grave once a year with his linest flowers until he himself dennrted Ho vnn nnr think it right to warn young people of lha iuiu oi inose poor lovers t II was her lovo for him that drove her wild. Ilnrl mn niece, thev are sinmnrr in the vallev Int. os join the dance." And uway tripped the dame as cheerfully as if she had never witnessed sorrow, or told the fate of Piurue and Josephine. We take the aonexed from the Lexinir ton (My.) Intelligencer of the 14th ult, : Durham Cattle. There have been two extensive sales of Short-horned Dur ham Cattle in this neighborhood within a week past. Tho first the stock of Maslin Smith. E-q.. nnd -he last the slock of Sam uel Smith, E-q. deceased. Tho prices for which the animals were struck off were such as to show that the demand for this kind nf stock is greatly on the increase. We regret that we have not been able to obtain catalogues of ihese sales, so as to give them to our readers in full, wiih Ilia price for which each animal sold. Thi we hope to do hereafter. As examples, however, of the estimation which tho Durham Cattle of this country are held, we will mention that, at ihe sale of S. Smiih, a cow and sucking calf sold for twenty one hundred dollars Another at thirteen hundrnl and Jity dollars; olhera at 1200. 1000 &c. The whole stock of Samuel Smith sold for between SiO 000 and gJO.000 EnrnniMAN Ai' "How you do Cuff!" said a coloured gentleman, to ono of his crow nies, as he met him the other day at Chesnut-st. wharf, just after disen- cumbering himself of a heavy trunk "Why you no come see a feller? If I lib as near you as you do to me, colne seu you eoery uay." -uii, cans," rot 1 ed Smut, "niv wife natchn mv imiu.iin u all to pieces, I 'shamed to go nowherea!" It is slated that Victoria, n fillow ha. longing to Mr. Tv'or. while Mlnntnrr Ilia third Heat of a race, nt I.on'a Si?inh, Springs, Va., fell dead in the track on ex amination ii was found her heart hod burst. A girl r.n being asked at tho Mayor'd Court, Cloumul, where sho would go ifsho took a false oath, replied, "To Father Bald win lor absolution of course." A Com, Argument. 'Boo-oo oo.oo father, don't lick me, will you?' said a little urchin one day, who had been guilty of some misdemeanor. 'What's the matte'r with you, you sir? '0, don't lick me, fa'her !' 'Come along here, what have you he-ii doing." 'I broke thai old broken saucer.' "Come here to me !' 'I'm 'fraid you'll lick me.'said the boy trembling and shaking 'Come here. I tell you.' 'Won't you lick me." 'No.' 'Will you swear you won't." 'Yes.' 'Then I won't coma father; for parson Allgood says he that will swear will lie !' An Irishman was challenged tn fight n. dud but declined, on the plea that liu did not wish to leave his ould mother an or phan. 'John," said a traveller In a farmer's boy who was hoeing in the field, "your corn is small." "Yes we planted the small kind." "Hut it looks dwarfish and yellow." "Yes we planted the yellow sort." "I mean you will not get half a crop do you understand me?" "O yes, sir I under standwo duu't expect to, for we planted i on shares." 'I had once objected lo mo,' says Jndgo Urcckenridge, 'by a Virginia lawyer, an expression of ihu Act of the Assembly of Pennsylvania entitled 'An Act providing that thu Sinie House Yard in Philadelphia shall be surrounded by a brick wall, and remain nn open enclosure fat ever; but I answered him by qu ning iho Act of thu Virginia Legislature entitled 'An Act to amend nn Act making it ponal lo alter tha mark of an unmarked hog.' The little Ishnd of St. Kilrla may bo called out of t lm world. The Ilev. Clergy man thero has been praying for a whole year lor iho health of King William, not having heard of his death until a few days ago. Music. Luther had right views on tho subject of Mus.c. "Whoever despised niiisic. L'ie says I am displeased with him. Next lo theology, I givo place to music ; for thereby all uuger is forgotten, tho devil is driven away, and melancholy, nml many tribulations mid evil thoughts are dispelled.' A woman in Eonlnml. nondt-mned in lm hung by the neck" until she was 'deod. oeuu, ueau,' hung icn liotirs, nml at thu end of that tune being found ubvo ond kicking. His Majesty was most graciously pleased to pardon her. It was ascertained that her windpipe wns ossified, or turned to bone, and not liable to compression,

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