Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 5, 1844, Page 1

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3 NOT TUB GLORY OF OJ3SAR BUT TUB W E L P A R B OF ROME. BY II. J!. STAGY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL s, 1844. VOL. XVH....N0. 44. From the Cincinnati! Chronicle. Here is something wrilicn on tho top of tlio "icntli wave," of whole tide of thought and mournful experience, excellent to our finding : this worn, i) if mi samj. The world for sale! lung out the sign, Call every traveller hero lo mo s Who'll buy thi br.ivc cilnle of mine, And set tny weary spirit free I 'Ti. going! yes, I liiean to fling The bnulilc from my soul away i I'll sell it, wliatsoe'er it bring j The world at auction here to-day! It is a glorious thing to see Hut ah 1 it has cheated mo soret It is not what it seems to bo 1 'or sale! it shall bo miito no more, Come, turn it o'er and view tt well i I would not have your purchase dear, 'Tis going I going I must sell I Who bids 7 w ho'll buy tit splendid loir 1 Here's wealth in glittering heaps of gold Who bids : Hut let me tell you fair, A lmer lot was never sold ! Who'll buy the heavy heaps of carol And here spread out in broad domain, A goodly landscape nil maytrncej Hall, cottage, tree, field, hill anil plain', Who'll buy himself a burial place 1 Here's l,ove, tho dreamy potent spell That bnuty flings around tho heart; I know it's power, nlas 1 too well j 'Tisgoinir! I.ove and I mils: part ! Must parti What can 1 more with Love! All over's theenchantci's reign. Who'll buy the pl imeless, dying dove A breath of bliss a storm of pain 1 And Friendship rarest gem of earth Whoe'er hath found llio jewell hU1 Frail, fickle, faloatul little worth Who bids for Friendship as it is1 'Tisgoing! going hear the call j Once, twice and thrice! 'tisvrry low! 'Twas onconiy hope, my Hay, myall, Hut now the broken stall' must go ! Fame! hold tho brilliant meteor high ; How dazzling every gilded name! Ve millions! now's the lime to buy. How much for Fame 1 how much for Famo7 Hear how it thunders .'Would you stand On hish Olympus, far renowned, Now purchase, and n world command! And be with a uoilJ'scurscs crowned. Sweet star of Hope I wii'j ray to shine In every sad foreboding breast, Save tliidepotidin:r ono of mine, Who tills for nun's last friend and bcstl Ah. were not mine a bankrupt hffj This treasure should my soul sustain j But hopo and I are now at strife, Nor ever ru-iy unite again. Ambition, fashion, show and pride, I part from all forever now j Grief, in an overwhilmnius tide, Hai taught my limohtv heart to bow, By death ! stern sheriff, all bereft, I weep, vet bumhlv kiss the rod j The belofall 1 still have lift -My I'.iilh, lliblean.l my God. WHO ARE KH.Sl'ONSIBLW 7 We have before referred to the case of Tutor Dwight, who in a College riot, was stabbed by n student under the influence of strong drink. Wo have also mentioned the Sarnion of Dr. IS.i con, on tho responsibilities of men for each oth er; but it is m much to tho purpose, thai a larger extract seems to be desirable. The Ser mon is founded on Matt. 19, 7. " Wo unto the world because of offences ! for it must needs he that offences come ; hut wo to that man by whom the offence coinelh !" The following U an extract : " A young mm of one of our own families a young man, the brightness of whose promise in respect to talent and learning and virtue, was equal to the of tho name which lie inherited a voting man who had just enter ed upon an honorable and responsible office was struck while in the discharge of an official duly was struck once, twice, thrice, with a deadly weapon, and has sirce been carried to his grave. Public justice, roused at last by the death of the sufferer, seizes on the unhappy boy whoso hard is supposed to have held that dead ly weapon, and whose trenzied purpose is sup. posed lo have impelled it. Of his crime what name should bo given to it what penalties it ought bring upon the offender, that society may guarded against the repetition of Mich acts, "l have nothing to say. All that is to bo argued and decided according to the law, and as the facts may appear in evidence, before tho consti. tutional tribunal of public justice. All thoto questions let public justice decide as well as it can, in its own high and calm sanctuary, unin vaded by the breath of popular excitement. Here is the scopo and utmost reach of human jurisprudence. This is its province. But God's justice docs not stop hero. Nei tlior his law, nor his adminisrration of his law, is bounded by such limitations. Christ bays, " Woe to that man by whom the offence com. cth." By whom then came that offence 1 Who were partakers beforehand in that sin 7 Whose responsible agency went before, in the series of moral causes leading to that frenzied volition which drove the cold steel into the living flesh .' When God maketh inquisition for blood, these inquiries must be answered. We have been told and, for the sake of 11. lustration, wo will suppose it lo be true that eomo one, we know not who, a few minutes bo. foro tho commission of the fatal deed, put that deadly weapon into the hands of tho tripling. God, before whom tho darkness shineth as the day, saw it ; and who does not see that in his eye, that tho offence came by that man who carried the deadly weapon to tho ecene of riot, and placed it in the hands of a wild boy whom drink had maddened ! Yes, -ve are told it was even so. The perpe trator of the outrage was beside himself. He knew not distinctly what lie did. Drink had maddened him. Drink J Then that madness iakes nothing from his responsibility. Drink had maddened him ! Who gave linn that drink 7 It was not through any defect of maddening quality in tho drink it was not through any de fect of a volition to strike, in tho boy whom that drink, had maddoned that the weapon wielded in frenzy did not pierce tho victim's heart, or spill his lifo blood on tho spot from a dissevered artery. That tho volition which drovo tho two edged blade within less than an inch of a main artery, did not divide that artery, was not owing to any want of force in tho volition, or of mad. ness in tho drink. That the wounded man sur. lived the strokes awhile that tho hope of his recovery was fair till diseaso supervened upon his enfeebled frame that wo are permitted to assuage our horror Boinowhat by the doubt which science confesses respecting the cause of his death all this is not through any defoct of maddening quality in the drink, nor through any defect of purpose to strike in him whom that drink had maddened. Who gave him that drink 7 It U known who gave it to him. It is knowd by whom tho of fence came. In the name of Christ I say, " Woo to that man." It is known who minis tered to that poor hoy the maddening draught. The linger of indignation, anticipating tho judg tnont of God, points to tho new dramshop with ils enticing appearance of respectability, where tho drink was administered. From that dram, shop -from the corrupter of morals who stood that night dispensing drunkenness came the madness which produced the riotous outbreak. Upon that threshold is the btain of blood, to bo removed, not by tho profession of a change, but by repentance, and by "works moot for repent ance!" "Woo to that man by whom the offence coineth !" Who gave to that young man tho maddening drink J Who tempted him 1 Who led him along, hand joined in hand, to the carousal, lo tho pulling on of disguises, to the scene of mis chief! to tho mean, cowardly crime of breaking at the dead of night, with heavy and dangerous missiles', tho windows of an unoffending follow stud. ttil 7 In him has enmo to pass, in part, that which is written, " A companion of fools shall he destroyed." Who are they that have been his companions, and that have led him thus far towards utter destruction 7 Who are they in whoso company he encouraged himself in disre garding tho necessary regulations, and in resist ing tho constituted authorities of the institution whoso privileges ho was permitted lo enjoy 7 Who are they in whoso company ho was en couraged to practice that language of hell which broke from his furious lips as tho dagger went to ils aim 7 Who are they in whose com piny those low-lived sins these base forfeit ures of the honor which thoy plighted at t leir matriculation these drunken frolirs-theso das tatdly midnight outrages scented lo him like marks of spirit and of gentlemanly breeding ! Some of them may bo hero to-night. Let me say then to them, you arc partakers in his sins, as ho is in yours ; on you rcsls a dread rospon sibilily in regard to his moral character boforo God, as on him in regard lo yours ; you partake in the responsibility even of that horrid act ; the offence came by you ; tho slain of that blood reaches even to your souls. And duos not the responsibility reach farther still 3 Who gave the guilty boy tho drink that maddened him ! Tell me whoso influence goes to form that state of public opinion, which lo. crates and keeps up those bloody dens of intov icalion at which tho morals of our youth are cor rupted ! How happens it that a man dares to come lo such a place as this, and open a shop for the purpose of training men to outrage and crime 7 Who aro responsible in this respect 7 I can tell who aro not. Those who in their own practice conscientiously abstain from all inloxi eating drink. Those who arc known to bo the pledged, uncompromising enemies of nil that leads to drunkenness. Those whose inlluonce is continually crying, " Beware I look not up. on the wine when it is red." Whatever these inon'u infirmities may bo whatever extravagan ces and errors may be justly imputed to thoin whatever sins they may have to confess before God this offence comes not by them. Can yuit say that tho offence comes not by you.' If the example which you give to the community tends to uphold tho habitual or the festive use of those drinks wh'ch madden the brain, can you lift up your head, untrenibling, lo God, and ask, " Lord, is it I !" If you, in your cxclusiveness, stand aloof from tho great movement of the Temperance reformalion if you imko light of this kind of philanthropy if you contemn the vulgarity of" Washingtonian isin," if tho " red wine" "moveth iUelf aright" .it your tabl's and passes round at your festive entertainment!?, can you say before God that this offence coino-9 not by you ! The young man who, by the uso of wine for revelry, has been led to the commission of so blasting a crime, has shared perhaps in the hospitality of some of our families. Perhaps ho has been ad milled to tho civilities of acquaintanceship in your family, and to tho enjoyments of fashion able society in your dwelling. If so, what was the lesson which you gave him there 7 If he had been invited to your entertainments, toll me, what would have been to him tho language of your wine-glasses ? God's wisdom Bayslo the young man, " Look not thou upon tho wine when it is red." You reverse that lesson. You say, in effect, to your own son, if you have one, and to all who share the fashionable hospitalities of your dwelling nay, all who know your posi tion in respect to this matter, you say in ellect, " .oat thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its color in tho cup, when it moveth itself aright." Tell tne tell mo, by whom comelh tho offence 1 Toll me, havo not you somewhat to repent of, somewhat for which to cry, " Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, oh God, thou God of my salvation." Lot that serious lessou which has been thus feebly illustrated, he deeply engraven on every mind. " Wuo to tho world because of offences I Woo to that man by whom the offence comelh!" lie who influences men lo sin, whether by teaching and maintaining false principles of ac tion, or by th fatal power of a pernicious exam ple, or by spreading temptation, liko huh res and pitfalls, in the path of tho unwary, or simply by encouraging tho transgressor in Ids way to death ho brings a woe upon the world, and tho justice of God will bring a woo upon his soul. Let him repent, then, while thoro is yet "space for repentance," and call upon a forgiving God while thoro is yet a "day of salvatitn." Let every man look with careful, trembling circum. spectinn into ihe tendencies of that influence by which he is contributing to mould the character and dostiny of those around him. It will be a fearful thing to encounter, in tho final day, the record of an inlluonco that has counteracted the mercy of God. It will bo a fearful thing, in that day, tj encounter tho upbraiding gazo of souls whom tho light of eternity has .vakened to know, too late, tlTo influences that blinded their minds and hardened their heart, and sear ed their consciences, and led them to their ruin." From Graham's Magazine for April. THE ORPHAN GIRL. or si:i:kio a place. cv r. k. r., AUTiton or "a mahmaqe or cokyeN- JCNCE, 'I'KIZG STOK1ES, ETC. 'God help you, tny poor child,' said Mr. Franklin kindly to Grace Winthrop ; 'an orphan with your broad to seek, Yours is a sorrowful fate. 'Tis a cold hard world for tho young and friendless to struggle with, and would I could shi Iter you from its neglect and unkindness ; but you know I havo scarce wherewithal to feed initio own.' ' Dear sir,' replied the poor girl, gratefully, 'call me not friendless while I have you and Airs. Franklin to look for counsel and affection. I know all your kind heart would suggest, but believe me, in giving mo shelter and protection until lcan procure a situation whorin I can earn an independence, you aro giving me a'l I could desire. I fear not for tho future ; for although it may bo a cold hard world, yet surely it will not deny the means lo ono who "earnestly seeks an opportunity for exertion and industry and, as lo tho neglect and unkindness of strangers, it can scarce add, I think, to the sorrows ol ono so bereaved as 1 am,' and she glanced sadly at the deep mourning she wore, whoo freshness told how recent was the blow from which she suffer oil. The tone of enthusiastic sorrow announc ing such utter desolation of spirit, and yet so initialed with sanguine trust in the future and confidence in herself, would havo told even a careless observer that she was young in affec tion, and ignorant of the world and its trials. ' Ham an independence,' repeated Air. Frank lin, mournfully, as ho looked at the youthful and delicate creature whom nature never seemed to have intended for tho cruel trials fortune had thrown in her path: 'there is hut little indenen- i denco, my child, in this world for those who nave to sain their daily broad by their daily toil. Hut why,' ho added, checking herself, 'should I seek to dampen the hopes that sustain you J Forebodings only darken tho present, while an ticipation cannot lighten the future, and,' contin ucd ho, more cheerfully, 'we none of us know what is in sloro for us. You mean then to an. svver this advertisement of Airs. Gore's!' 'Yes Mr. I shall call there this morning.' Our heroine was not only an orphan, as we have stated, hut a stranger in a strange land. Her father had been a man of family and fortune and Grace had been reared in all the iclinenicnls and luxury of wealth, lint misfortune had over t ikon them, and when Air. Winthrop died all that was left his widow was her right of dower, which, though small, was sufficient lo supply the moderate wants of herself and daughter. Two or three years hail parsed quietly away, when tho rapidly failing health of Mrs- Win throp induced her' to yield to the urgent entrea ties of Grace, and seek for more skilful medical aid in one of the largest cities than could bo af forded them In ihoir quiet retirement. They Ind, therefore, taken lodgings over a book-store kept by Air Franklin, who, with his good wife, soon became interested in tho invalid and her lovely daughter, which interest kindled into af fection for the unhappy girl w hen she was short left alone, friendless and unprotected, without tho means to supply her daily wauls. Thev Know that her birth and education entitled her to a different sphere than that in which misfortune had cast her, and thoy felt that fIio was of dif ferent clay and superior workmanship from the beings around her, and with an innate generosi ty and refinement of feeling so frequently found in tho middle classes for those whom misfor tune has humbled, thoy acknowledged the su pcriority of her acquirements and the elegance of her manners, as much in poverty as they could havo done in her prouder fortunes, and treated her with a respect and consideration that under tho present circumstances, few in the wealthier classes in which she was born would have accorded her. A lady wishes to speak with you, ma'am,' said the servant to Airs Gore. ' Who can it bo at this hour !' exclaimed Airs Gore, with surprise. 'Is it a lady, or only a woman, Susan ;' continued she", impatiently. 'You do make such strange mistakes.' ' I think she lies a lady, ma'am,' said the girl J 'she seems young and delicate like.' 'Well! well !' interrupted her mistress. 'I canseo noonu now. Tell her I am engaged.' ' 1 think, ma'm. she wants to seo you about something particular,' continued the girl, as she lingered at the door. ' Do as I bid you,' replied tho lady, impera lively. '.Say I am engaged. You should havo said so at first. You know I never see any one before twelve o'clock,' and Alls. Gore resumed her occupation, which happened to be counting her silver ere sho replaced it in her pantries, being part of tho usual routine of her morning duties, in which she prided herself on never af low ing any thing to interrupt her. Tim servant cauio back presently with, 'I'leasc, ma'am, when will she return she wants to seo you about an advertisement.' ' Oh,' said Airs. Gore, 'a irovernoKs. I Minims.-.. Tell her shy may call in about two hours.' The kind-hearted servant girl wailed a mo. ment, as sho said, 'She seems vory tired, and I thought if you would seo her' ' You thought,' repeated Airs. Gore, in an ac cent of amazement at an Inferior's t.ikimr enxl. a liberty ; 'and pray, what business havo you to think ! Do as I command yon, instantly,' and tho girl di-appearod with her message. -in about two hours,' said Grace Winthrop, faintly. ' 1 will call then at twelve o'clock,' and she slowly turned from tho door, uncertain what direction lo take, as Air. Franklin lived almost at the opposite extremity of the city to that in which Airs. Gore resided, and tho distance there foro lirecluded her returning there to retrace her steps within the appointed timo, and lo ex pond the little of her remaining strength in wandering up and down the streets during the interval occupied by Airs. Gore in counting sil vcr, ordorin" dinner, and scoldim. cnn-miiT the only alternative left her. Weary and faint, Grace Winthrop onco more prcsonted herself at Airs, Gore's door, and this timo not m vain. She was ushered in tho par lor, where sho found tho mistress of the man stonwho advanced to meet her a she said, 'You aro tho young unman who called this morning, I supposo 7 Sit down.' Grace trembled a liltle, and her voice faltered as she answered the questions put her by Airs. Gore, who fixed her cold grey eyes with the most scrutinizing expression and unwinking gazo upon the puor girl's face, as if she would read every lineament in tho expectation of find, ing falsehood and imposition in somo feature or look. You aro an orphan, you say 7' sho asked, in a if iluhious of the fact. 'How long since you lost your parents J' ' .My father somo years ago ; my mother,' she added, drawn, g a long, quick breath, ' not two months since.' Mrs. Gore proceeded, in tho tamo tonoof un. feeling curiosity, to iuquiro into our heroine's present situation and na.t hUtorv. what bad been her father's iroans, and how her mother had boon maintained, interspersed with remarks us to their improvidence ill leafing their child so unprovided for. Vml ll.ivn im ll.nn t.i.l ll.nn L'...l. - - ..iwi.ur, .i.ii, uuv id vet. . I ii nn- pinS, in whose house you happened to board 7' 'None in ihis cily, madam; but I am permit, ted lo refer to the Key. Mr. C, of P., who has known mo from childhood, and to Madam I)., by whom I was educated, for testimonials as to tho requisite qualifications for tho situation I pro pose to fill.' 'Air. C, of P. 7 I do not know him never hoard of him,' replied Mrs. Gore, seeming rath er to doubt the existence of such an individual. ' You were educated at Mrs. B.'s You speak French, of course, and undo'stand tho piano 7' ' Yes, madam,' replied Grace, modestly, but firmly. ' German and tho harp, also 7' 'Neither,' answered Grace. 'Neither !' repealed Airs. Gore, in an accent of surprise, and distending her cold gray eyes, as if cars alone could hardly take in so mon strous an assertion. Neither J German is now so generally studied that it has become al most an indispensable part of a liberal educa tion, and if mv daughters were lo study but ono lancuage, I should select the German, not only for its rich stores of literature, (Mrs. Gore did not herself understand a word of the language, and seldom read in any,) but also as a discipline for the mind. I consider its study as essential,' and, mounting her stilts, the lady talked a little unintelligible nonsense, calculated to impress Grace with a deep seno of her own deficiency in tho requisites for imparting tho liberal and enlatgcd course of education expected by Mrs. Gore for her daughters. ' How old aro you V asked Airs. Gore. ' Nineteen, madam,' answered Grace. 'Scarce as old as that, I should imagine,' re joined Airs. Gore, and she continued with added severity of look and voice, 'you do not look strong. Is your health good!' The sharpness with which these questions were put would seem to have indicated that del icate health and a feeble constitution wore faults not lo be pardoned in ono 'seeking a place.' Grace's pale face Hushed a little as she an swered, 'The long confinement attendant on tny mother's illness has enfeebled mo somewhat. but mv constitution is nalnrally stronir, and I havo nevcr'been seriously indisposed in my life.' ' What salary would you expect !' was the next inquiry, hut, taking advantage of the mo mentary hesitation of our heroine, she continued with quickness and decision, 'you must be aware that your youth and inexperience, and ignorance of the harp and Gorman, will bo an obstacle in most families to your obtaining any situation higher than that of a nursery governess. Your friendless position, however, interests me. and should I, upon inquiry, find your story correct (Grace colored deeply) I might bo induced to overlook deficiencies that I mu-t supply at the groat expense of procuring masters; of course, therefore, I should not think of giving you over fifty dollars a year, but, as a homo must be your nisi ciojeci, inai is as mucli, l presu ne, as you could expect to receive.' Fifty dollars a year! Poor Grace crasped for breath. Loss than the wages of a housemaid. to one to whom the moral and menial culture of a family ufyoungdaughters were to be iutrus led ! 'On those terms, which few would ofer you,' cuuiiniieo ino lauy, suarpiy, i am willing to en gage you for six months,' Grace hesitated as she answered. ' I must con suit my friends first, madam, on the subject, an the terms are much less than I have been led to expect.' 'Oliver asking for more.' could scarcely have excited greater indignation than the modest an swer ol poor lirace. 4 As you please,' replied Airs. Gore, haughti ly. ' I am sorry to sec so grasping and avaricious a disposition in one so young. Alost girls in your situation would be glad to secure tho res poctabihty and comforts of such a home as this, wit Ji a sulhciency but as you please. Grace rose, and, with boating heart and bur ning cheeks, look her leave of Airs. Gore. ' Sho has temper,' said that lady, turning to her sister, who happened to ho in the room, in a tone of displeasure at making the discovery of t.:.. -i r,-:.i ' uiuvu o u-iiiy iijuimi. iim yuu ever see how she colored. Such notions as these people nave, it is iruiy uisgusimg.' Thus ended Grace' Winthron's first essav at 'seeking a place.' How much does actual per sonal experience teach ! Grace thought she had drained the cup of sorrow to its dregs when she found herself standing alone in tho world, bo roavodoftho homo and friends that hrd made her past life so happy ; and when Air. Franklin had talked of the neglect and unkindness she must prepare herself lo meet, his words fell al most unheeded on her ear, feeling, in the first anguish of her affliction, that earth could add nothing to '.lie sorrows of her present situation. Half an hour's conversation with Airs. Goro had taught hern very different lesson, and almost changed tho current of her nature. She had entered gentle, confiding, dejected as sho loft, tho heart lint sho had thought almost broken, throbbed quick with indignation, and her checks tingled with her lirst sense of doubt and imper tinente. ' How weak, how foolish I am,' said Grace to herself, as she walked on with a rapidity her feeble frame would scarcely have been equal to an hour before ; 'How foolish lo lot this woman's impertinence move inn so. Why should I caro for tho unfeeling remarks of a stranger ! Surely I shall not find others like her, and why feel as poor Grace 7 because you are flesh and blood, a bit of a poor human tii.turo, a fact that Airs. Gore, and others in her situation, forget when addressing themselves to those who solicit their aid, kindness, or employ. Grace now drew from her pocket-book anoth or advertisement, put in her hands by Air. Frank. lin. Airs. Livingston, Square. Trembling with agitation and fear, she now presented her". solf at Airs. Livingston's door, and. almost to her reliel, was told sho was 1 not at home.' 'At what hour shall I find hor7' ' Indeed, I don't know, replied tho man care lessly, who saw at a glanco that Grace was a 'nobody;' 'just after dinner is as good a timo as any. They dine at five, about seven, say.' ' At seven, then, I will return,' and drawing a long breath, as if rehovod for the present from what she felt scarce equal to encounter, Grace turned her footsteps once muro to Air. Frank, tin's. Seven o'clock found Grace again at Airs. Li v. ingslon's door. Tho lady was at home, and in a moment more she was ushered into 'ier pro. sence. This time, however, sho was not sub ject lo tho searching and suspicious glances which had so pained her in Airs. Gore's rccep. tion, for Airs. Livingston, wlm sat playicg ecurte with a gentleman apparently somo years her senior, scarce raised her eyes as sho said, care- 'You wish a situalionas governess speak ! rench of courseand, still continuing her game, said gaily to the gontleiuau. je jirojme,' Grace glanced around the richly furnished apartment, with its mirrors and French orna. men's, and her eves again rested on the delicate and high-bred mistress of tho mansion, whoso cold hut beautiful features seemed unclouded and untouched by any sentiment moro profound ...... . .... .iio(,i(lu uy mo macaw or canary whose united notes filled the apartment with a din that scarce permitted Grace to hear lior own yoice. ' Can you dress hair I' sho tnntinuod, not rais ing her eyes to Grace, who, startled and sur prised at tho question, stammered as sho an No, madam, I do not think I am vcrv skill ful in that respect. 1 lint is unfortunate. Do von understand pliiittng and fluting, anil whero do your pa rents rcstuo I Grace had found somo difficulty in enter ing into her family history with Mrs. Gore, who, however, had extracted the whole hv dint of questioning, nnd sho found it scarce ly less painful to recapituuto the past lo the careless and half listening lady who now ad dressed her. ' An orphan, without friends,' said the gen tleman, raising his eyebrows and lowering his voice, as lie put Ids hand to his mouth to screen the sound from Grace's ear, ho ud ded, ' a queer story. IIuvo nothing to do witli her. I do nnt like her looks.' At these words, Mrs. Livingston raised her eye-glass, and, for tho first time, cave a full nnd deliberate look at tho poor girl, who partly turned away her face to conceal tho tears she felt streaming down her clircks, while the servant girl, who ontcred iust ihen. did not' scruple to follow the example of tier superiors in giving Grace a staro. in whicl however, good-nature seemed to struggle with curiosity; hut tho man, who had caught tho whisper of his master, looked hack from tho door with a grin that seemed lo convoy an intimation not quite so benevolent. ' You'll not suit me,' was the culm nnd cold result ol Mrs. Livingston's investiga tion, and Graco quitted the house with a crushing sense of insult and degradation she had never dreamed of before. A passionate fit of weeping relieved her over-charged heart, as she retraced her steps to Mr. Franklin's house, whcio tho warm and cordial sympathy ol her humble but kind friends once moro encouraged and soothed her. ' IIopo comelh with the morning,' and Graco roso on tho morrow wit Ii renewed strength and resolution. Ono place yet re mained untried. Mrs. Cunningham, she trusted, would prove very different from eilli er of the ladies on whom sho had already called. Graco was at this tune more fortu nate than sho had been in ether ol her pre vious visits, for she found the lady at home and ready to receive her; she was admitted, therefore, at once, and found -Mrs. Cuning ham surrounded by a group of children. She roso as our heroine entered, and, ad vancing lo meet Grace kindly, invited her to be seated. ' Now, Johnny, daiiing,' sho said, turning to a liltle fellow some four years old, ' don't play drum for a few minutes, while mamma is talking to Miss Winthrop.' Johnny stopped for a moment, as ho stood staring with his round eyes at Grace, and then began ruh-a-dul-dib. ' He is so delighted witli his birth-dny present,' continued the mother, gazing with delight at her boy. Come here, Johnny, and show your drum lo ihis lady,' but John ny never budged, and the iiib-n-diib-dub continued without pause or mercy. ' He is our only boy, Miss Winthrop,' continued Mrs. Cuningham ; ' I have six girls, hut this is our only son. Come here, Funny, here Charlotte,' and sho called litllo girl after lilllu girl, whoso platter faces, and pig-tails, and black ilk aprons, seemed all cut after the same pattern, only varying from cacli other an inch or so in height." After a litllo conversation as lo acquire ments and rcfoii'iices, Mrs. Cuningham said. ' I should wish lo impress upon you, my dear Miss Winthrop, tho importance nf slu dying tho different minds of your young pu pils. It is not so much in stated lessons that I look for their improvement, as lo in struction which is imparled in familiar con versation, which amuses without fatiguing tho youthful mind ; and, above all, I would not have them forced forward too fast. You will find Gertrude very precocious, full of ambition and excitability. Emma, again, is limiu nnd retiring, and requires encourage ment and approbation. X- .iiiny is n child ol very peculiar turn of mind mid I think it hot ter always lo yield lo the prevailing train of thought and tooling which governs her lor the moment ; and Helen, but what was lie ten's peculiarity wo forget, hut something that betokened raro endowments, and so Grace found that tho Misses Cuningham were all very uncommon children, ihoucl from thuir round flat faces no mnrlal would havo suspected it. That Mrs. was a weak woman, and the children some what spoilt, required hut liltle observation lo discover, but ihen there was kindness in tho mother's tones, and love even in her folly, and although sho might and probably would overtax Grace's strength nnd severely try her patience, the terms being much nearer those Grace had named to herself than the sum offered her by Mrs. Gore she gladly closed willi tins offer. ' Wo shall leavo llio cily, however, in a fow days for tho summer,' said Mrs. Cun ingham, ' nnd 1 shall not he able to receive you under two months. By the middle of September 1 expect to seo yon. This somewhat disappointed Graco. as sho could not hear intruding longer on the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, but ihoy would not hear a word to the contrary. ' Dear, dear Grace,' said liltle Helen, pul ling tier. arms around tier neck, ' how sorry I shall ho when you go away from us. And then I must give up mv music loo, for nana says ho cannot afford to give mo a teacher.' ' Dear child,' said Graco, kissing her af fectionately, ' I do not mean lo lei you give up your music, 1 expressly arranged with Mrs. (Juniugham that I am to havo every Saturday afternoon to give you your lesson.' ' Dear, sweet, good Grace,' exclaimed ilie child, io full v. 'Now, von must sing nm one nf your beautiful songs after tea, wunt you 1 It is so long sincu you have snug lor us.' ' What an exquisilo voice ! Mr. Franklin. who is that singing V saidayoung gentleman who happened to bo purchasing some books in tho front store, 'Such perfect lasiu and finished execution,' conliuuud tho young man Willi enthusiasm. My daughter is taking tier lesson, replied tlio coou man, uoi quiiu uuonunig io lliti niies . i . .. lion, unci still thinking of his J itilo Helen' I A ...nil uitllt MJiinclinlu lumM. k. 1 1. J uj niui i'lbimibiiuij hum ug IUUKUU upon as a master-piece in music, 1 Whether liv flnviirn nr nrrirlimi. Mr ttur. rison was purchasing somo trifle in the store ni nuoui mo same nour llio next evening, and listcninr' Willi rlnlinbl In thn tmnn mulnrlu tlii.l O n (l.l.t had so entranced him tlio night before. lou seem very lend ol music, Air. Harri son,' said Mr. Franklin. 'Perhaps yon would liko to step into (lie back room nnd hear my tittle girl play ' 1 should indeed, sir.' ronlierl thn vnunn man eagerly, delighted at an opportunity of seeing the unknown songstress, al'iliougii Helen's 'Away with Melancholy' was lo be tho penalty. If ho had been surptised at hearing such music in sucli a quarter, how was that supi isu heightened in seeing tho fair per former herself. Tho uncommon loveliness and elegance of Graco would havo struck him, no mailer in what circle he had met her, and certainly tlin small hack pailorand litllo front shop did not lesson tho illusion of that beauty and elegance. To appear charmed with the child's music was a matter of course, nor w,is he satisfied until lie had heard 'Away will- .Melancholy11 three times, when the little girl declared that now il was 'Miss Winthrop' turn to sing,' on which Mr. Harrison ventured lo second her petition, nnd Mr Franklin, whose grali fied paternal vanity would not willingly have refused tho young man any request at the present moment, would not allow (Jraco to quit (ho piano, and thus two hours passed with a rapidity scarce any of the parly were aware of. The interest Mr Harrison henceforth took in little Helen's music was quite surprising, anu mr. i ranklin, Willi all the simplicity in llio world, gave him free access lo that 'little back puilor, which was now becoming the plainest frame work to the prettiest romance ever woven by youth, beauty and music. Independent in fortune, enthusiastic in temperament, Air. Harrison had only to con sult his own heart and Grace's eyes to lead him lo a decision, and ere the middle of Sep tember had come round the blushing and happy Grace had made engagements which prevented her from fulfilling that already formed with Mrs. Cuningham, who was n liltle inclined lo murmur and lliink Grace 'selfish' in preferring her own happiness lo her convenience. Established in her own house, a loved and loving wife, courted by tho gay, and 11 iller ed by the prosperous, Grace ever remem bered and treated tier early friends with the gratitude and respect due" their worth and generosity, and, above all, never forgot lo re ceive with kindness and sympathy llioso whose sad lot it was lo be ' seeking a place.' From the Saturday Courier. MAN II1S nVJST C II K AT EXCMV. nV WILLIAM ALEXANDER, A. M. Man is encompassed by many and compli cated evils. Disease in all its multifarious forms may scatter death causing distress and gloom lo pervade the nations of earth. Misfortunes may rise to cloud the mind, and storms of adversity thicken around us, yet of all ihe calamities lo which man can be destined, there is none so baleful nnd de structive as war. " Lei me not fall into the hands of man," said a Jewish warrior. Pes tilence and famine he deemed less destruc tive. War lias originated willi man himself. Tired of the fow days allotted him hero on earth, ho endeavors to render even those, circumsi ibed as they are, incomparably mis erable precipitates himself into the jaws of death, who is of his own accord hastily ad vancing to devour him. ' rs'imrod first tlio bloody work hrjrtn, A mijjhty hunter and bis prey was man." Ill whatever aspect war is presented whether it bo in the garb of intestine divis ion, revolutionary fury, or foreign invasion it is depopulating in iis tendency, and aw fully disastrous in its results. Its ciueliies can bo porlrnved in no sofiemnir mini-.. ...... do its miseries, whon depicted with nil the I'ivilllirWO nT Srn-lr. . 1 1 t . ...... .an iiiu vividness of iiiiat'inniiiin. nose thn Im,. ,,,!- ,.r a , I ...w .'WM..UJ U probability. Letthu eye of llio philanthropist traverse the fields of llio dead. Diwk I If lint cm t hr bodi"s of his fellow men despoiled of life hv the arm of their relentless brethren. There lio those who but yesterday enjoved nil ihe vigor and energy of manhood. The sight is painful and dreadfully appalling. The clam or of llio combat is over. Silence and sable horrorri-suine llieir awful sway. Theiedes olation holds tier dreary court, to which ill omoned birds resort and shriek a mournful dirge with piercing nolo. I'ity Hows not for the dead. lied muni glimmers o'er the hills. Silence every where. No living fue is seen, but miny enemies and friends sleep commingled in the arms of death. The murmurs of tho breeze raising (heir gorv locks, wake litem not. To birds carnivorous as to living somilchers. aro i!h slain n.!n. ed. 1N0 monumental nato the spot where llio bravo and beautiful havo fallen but tin; hi t;iliinn limine 'inrl uueffacing slain, long mark the field of battle. i.ei ii not no imagined thai this is llio crea tion of enthusiastic f gcrato tlio horrors of war. '(io! nsk llio Grcik Oo! stund whero Alliens left her crumbling head, v here ulory, eraiulenr. sleep in ruin's bed: (to! nsk iburiiiusof old Home to tell, Whete Ca'sar sleeps, and where her Ii irocsfell." The results of war aro eminently disas trous. Uy ii tlio most populous and fertile provinces aro depopulated, and overspread with llio ruins of cities and villages public buildings the cosily monuments of art are fired and soon seem in one continued blaze. "Oreat Moscow's nnrienl towers are now no more, Arc sunk and buried m ten thousand fires.1' Poverty also hi her most direful form stalks abtoadj famine rages empires nnd kingdoms shatters lo their very centers fall, to live, as unhappy Poland, only in song. And now avarice, and meanness, and treach ery, aro triumphant benevolence, virtue. and excellence trampled under foot inter nal happiness destroyed the lies of families broken advance of manufactures stopped cnuimei co stagnant security of nroneiiv und lifo precarious. All which proclaims justice violatod and harmony broken in ihe civilized wuriu. Having thus .,,,! . rlr r,.i. I represeniationofwar ditsvIet u: joice that the days nro coming when the , r I. . II , I , sounu ui war suau ue nenru no rr.ore, nor garments any more bo rolled in blood when peace, and the knowledge lliereof, shall cot er the earth as" a mighty stream. Let us rejoico that the days of sorrow and tho din of battle have passed away from our happy land. Let ll lie thnnlffnl for Pnnrn nnd il4 lllf-4- sings litllo prized often when had in posses- i.ii . . ..i i - sion ingiiiy valued tlio moment iney oegm ttieir flight, bitterly regretted when ouw gone, to be seen no more. ANCICNT COIN. Wn Ail1 in nn nhl n:innr llio Cnllnwin account of the first money coined in New- cugianu : "One side of the coins hears the inscription1 M AKATIIVSF.TS I '" !., rir,-ln in cluding a regular limb tree, intended lo rrp- . .1 .i i ..fOrMtr n-ieiii a piui'j on inn oilier si'ie, "nr.v- F.NfiLAMI) A.M. fl ft i.nrli,.!n"1f."l9.1 directly over "XI L" They passed originally r... ...... ..i. tit i .i ... i.-i-1 - . IUI Ulll! sinning, uuu mo iiiieiiut-u lo represent ils value in pence. Oilier pieces were coined al the same time with "VI.,' and III." (sixpence and threepence on ihem.j This mint was established in Boston by older of the coin t in 1G.31. The coihaffu continued thirty years, though nil bore the same date of lOol, when llio firsl were struck. "No oilier colony," says Hutchinson "ever presumed to coin metal into money." Those coins did not obtain currency ex cepting as bullion any where but in New- F-lliTlund. The Cnurl mnrli- a contract willi John Hull "lo coin money of the just alloy of the then new storting English money; and for all the charges which should attend melting, refining and coining, he was to bo allowed lo lake fifteen pence out ol every twenty shillings.,' This proved a very ad vanlageous contract to Mr Hull, and enabled him to accumulate a largo fortune. He was; offered a largo sum of money lo give up the contract, but he refused. Mr. Hull waj a grandson of Robert Hull,- who Came from England to Boston in IG35. He died Scpf. 20, 1GS1, having been distinguished in mil itary life, held tho office of treasurer of the Colony in 1G7G, and an assistant from 1680 lo his death. He was, (says Mather.) the son of a poor woman, hut dutiful lo and ten der of his mother, which Mr. Wilsonj his minister, observing, pronounced that God would bless him, and although lie was then poor, yet he should raise a great estate." His only child, Hannah, married Feb. 28, 1G7G, lo Samuel Sevvall, ihe first of three individuals of the name, in successive gene r.Hions, who held tho office of Chief Justice! of the Supremo Court. It was reported, that vh.n thU murrion innb nt-trw il"' l.ri. was placed m one side of the scales, and her weight in these silver coins in the other.whicli was given her as tier marriage portion. She is represented to have heena' higiily accomplished and beautiful woman, and large enough to balance down a very heavy fortune, some say .30, 000. A P P E A K A NCES DECEPT1 V E. ltV DOW, JU. My hearers it is impossible io1 judge by the outside of a hickory nut whether or not it bo vv itliored within : and neither can we tell lo a certainty by the outward show of a fellow mortal what pangs aro endured within. If wo could only lake a peep into tlio templo of tho human lieait and behold how care, perplexity, grief, anxiety, and sorrow aro continually scattering their thorns about where wo expected to find joy, hope and happiness weaving wreaths of flowers, wo should then see how many entitled to pity, nnd how few aro capable of raising our envy Oh, my friends! if every one's internal cares weiu wrilicn upon his brow, the live parch ment of his brain shell would present a worse appearance than a bit of scribbling paper in a school-bov's conv.bnnk. V ' u should lIlUII Seo 110 ltannv hnimrii amnnit ii 1 1 ; rj . . would annear niisi-r.i-lil.. i.v.rv nn,. would bear llio record of his ills upon his front ; and tlio pen of Time would every inonienl bo writing new troubles upon old uin- uuu iuubu in lorgeiiuiness. My dear friends appearances are truly deceiving. Yonder sils a handsome young lady as well as 1 can see with those dim eyes and poor specs of mine. Sho has u smilo upon In r lips, and bloom upon her cheek Now I can't say whether llio lose that blossoms upon her cheek finds lliere its na tive soil, or whether sho may not have purJ chased it al some .shop in Broadway ; for ihe smile, it may have sprung spontane ously and re.idy-mado from the heart, or il may havo been manufactured with ihe lips for some pailicnliir purpose and 1 shouldn't vvunder if tho latter were true, as 1 happen lo sec-some pretly lino-looking voung-fHIowi throw iugsheeps' eyes in a dangerous direc tion, Kkceivinh Cai.i.s IV P tltlMr Hianl author of "The firnm,.ni;. i.: tale work, " Paris and ils people," remarks: In a fashionable Society in Paris ihe prac tice of receiving calls is 'very different from that which prevails in this country. There, instead of receiving calls every dv, a par liculay day is set apart once a week for tho purpose. The fiiends of ihe ladv, knowing Ihe day on which she is willing'io receive lliem, never think of calling uny oilier day. And when strangers call ihe servants at onco infurm them that tlio Udy of the honso is not " visible," but will he so on a purlieu; tar day. Tho arrangement is doubtless q much heller one for those who have no relish for innre formal, frivolous "calls" than that which obtains in this country. To those who cm appreciate llio value of lime, it must be a very great object lo find that they are entire mistresses of limit- nu n il..,., i... i . . , i.ji a, A WilVS III tho week, out of llio seven, without die' risk of offending any of their friends, by not see ing Ilium during that period. On tho day, however, which is set aprt for llio reception offiiends, Parisian ladies inaku a point of hninn,l., M...I.: I - V. JJIUII I llUllllllg, indeed, short of physical necessity, ever in duces them lo deny themselves to their bc- quamianct's on day. . . . . A l .,l.. .:n ..... ally rise Ironi u hvrl . i ' w , t-vijimrj io . t. f ,. oa,,e of her physician, lo peril her life. 'hU,d

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