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But my companion, as if ashamed of having all about Mary Fenwick. You've known her It was on one of those bright and beautiful so far committed herself to a stranger, and a from the egg, I may say, and besides were in April mormings, which Nature sometimes young gentleman too, (though I have a wife court yesterday at the trial, so I'm sure her throws in upon our eastern shores, as if in and five children written upon my face I believe story will not lose in your telling!" compensation for months of fog and fickleness, | pretty legibly) sat back in the coach, and an. Having explained, for the sake of propriety, that I awoke from the uneasy slumbers of a swered one or two indifferent questions with that my interest in the damsel arose solely mail coach passenger, just in time to drink in that laconic gentloness, which is infinitely more from the circumstance of one so young and at oye, ear and nuse, the brilliant sparkle, enli- discouraging than absolute silence. I felt I apparently helpless, undertaking, with so short vening dash, and invigorating odour of my na had not the smallest right to ask directly, “ My an interval, two such formidable journeys tive waves, as they leaped up in exulting fond dear, what could make you travel three or four my new companion, a primitive wool-siapler ness to kiss the rocky barrier which Scotland hundred miles, to spend one day at Berwick?" ruf Berwick, civilly begged my pardon, and asopposes to the winter fury of the German and as I saw she had not the least mind to tell | sured me that no one there felt the least uneaOcean. I was ere long to pass a barrier of a I really must plead guilty to the charge siness as to the safety of Mary's journey.. different description (now happily a nominal of being ashamed to worin out by idle impor. There's a blessing on her errand, Sir, and one) between two sister nations; or in plain tunity a secret, which, from another quiet tear that the very stones on the road know; and English, to enter the town of Berwick-upon which trickled down bebind her veil, I guessed besides, she's so very staid, and so sensible, Tweed, a few miles beyond which, on the must be fraught with more pain than pleasure. , and has so much dignity about her, that she's southern side of the border, business obliged The struggle between my curiosity and bet. as fit to go through the world as her grandme to proceed.

ter feelings continued, till the approach to my mother." At the inn where we stopped to change friend's gate gave the latter an involuntary, To all this I assented the more readily, that horses. in this capital of No Man's Land," and not very meritorious triumph. Now that this very dignity had made me forego all in(whose inhabitants assert their anomalous in all idea of intrusion was at an end, I could ven- quiry into what I so much wished to know; dependence, by speaking a dialect which, like ture upon kindness; and I said, I am sure in and even now, I listened with all the more sathemselves, is neither Scotch nor English) I honest sincerity, " The idea of your going such tisfaction, for the hint she had thrown out, as also exchanged, for the brief remainder of my a long journey by yourself, or with chance if of regret for not having told me herself. journey, a iaciturn common.place sort of fel company, grieves ine. Can I be of any use in “Does she belong to this place ?" asked I, luw traveller, from whose wooden physiognomy recommending you to the protection of the when we were off the stones, that you seem I never dreamed auguring any thing, for one guard, or otherwise?"

to know her so well?” “Yes, Sir, born and from whose modest, yet speaking countenance, Thank you, Sir, a thousand times,” said bred in Berwick bounds. She is a farıner's and the interest she violently excited in the she, raising for the first time a pair of mild daughter, a mile out of town, and just what a few who were astir at that early hour, it was eloquent eyes to my face," but He who put it farnier's daughter should be. Her mother, a impossible to avoid auguring a great deal. in my mind to come, and blessed the purpose clever notable woman, taught her to bake and

The horn sounded for departure—the coach of my journey, can carry me safe back again; brew, and knit and sew, and in short, every door was opened, and with swimming eye, and I should be silly indeed to mind going a thing girls in her station are now too fine to Aushed cheek, and silver hair flowing about in few hundred miles by land, when, trusting in do. They think these good old fashioned the morning wind, a venerable looking old man Him, I am about to sail to the other part of the things make them ungerteel; but they never took leave, with more than parental tender world! I am not the less obliged to you, Sir, I made Mary Fenwick so, for I am sure, Sir, ness, of a simply dressed but lovely young wo am sure, though,” said she, again wiping her but for her suitable dress, and simple manners, man, who, returning his tremulous God bless eyes, " I see you think it very strange, and if you might have taken her for a lady. Well and reward you" with an almost filial farewell, we had time, perhaps I could explain.

Mary camé often in her father's little cart to drew down over her face a thick black veil, Time, however, always despotic, becomes market to sell her butter and eggs, (we've a and stepped in opposite to me.

inexorable when armed with a mail coach great egg trade here you know Sir,) and someI never felt more inclined, and at the same horn. I could only shake hands with the gen. how or other she fell in with a young man of time more at a loss, to open a conversation. tle being I left behind me, slip a crown into our town, a hanker's clerk, who was taken with To intrude on female sorrow would be unjusti- the guard's hand to look well after her, (which her good looks, and cared very little for any fiable—to treat it with callous indifference I was glad to see he took as a tacit affront) and thing else. His old father, however, the old more unpardonable still. That of my new turn my thoughts by a strong effort, to my man who put Mary in the coach) made inany companion seemed however of a gentle sub. | Northumbrian friend's affairs.

inquiries about his son's sweetheart; and as dued sort, arising more from sympathy for These occupied me fully and not very be heard nothing but good of her, had the others, than personal causes; and ere long, put agreeably till late in the afternoon, when, be sense to see, that though she was but one ting back her veil with the rising cheerfulness ing obliged to be in Edinburgh next morning, of a large hard working family, she would be of a heart lightened of an unmerited burden, was glad to compound for running reluctant the very wife to reclaim his gay, idle, thoughtshe looked calmly out on the fresh morningly away from my good host’s old claret and less son, if any thing could. aspect of nature (so much in unison with her older stories, (for I had shot snipes on his * And very idle and extravagant he was, sir. own pure and innocent countenance) and said, lands with my first gun, some eighteen years. The only son of people well to do in the world, in the tone of one breathing at length from the before) by accepting his carriage to convey and a good deal spoilt from a child, he neglect long pressure of painful feelings, “ How beauti. me back to Berwick, whence a coach I knewed his business whenever he could, and loved fal every thing does look this fine spring morn would start for the north in the evening. The dress, and company, and borse racing, and all ing!" . It does indeed," said I, struck with the sight of the inn of course brought full on my that, far loo well. But he really loved Mary delightful narvete of this involuntary exclama nemory the romantic occurrence which had Fenwick; and no sooner saw that she would tion; “and I suppose you are the more sensi for the last few hours been eclipsed behind a not so much as listen to him while all this ble of it, from being a young traveller." Her mass of dusty law papers, and the harsh tech- went on, than he left off his wild courses, and only answer was one of those quiet, though in- nicalities of a brace of Northumbrian attorneys. became quite a new man to gain her favour. telligent smiles, which admit of various Trans As I stood shivering on the steps in the cold It was not done in a hurry, for Mary had been lations, and which under other circumstances east wind, and pondering on the vicissitudes of brought up very strictly, and had a horror of would have puzzled me a good deal; but, an April day, the landlord, a civil old fashioned every thing evil. But Dick Marshall was coupling with her remark and air of rustic Boniface, came up to make his bow, and I very clever as well as handsome, and could simplicity, what I had accidentally observed of could not help asking, rather abruptly, “ Pray, make himself any thing he pleased, and really ber wbole luggage being comprised in one Sir, do you know any thing about the history to give the devil his due, as long as he had any small band-box, I set her down for a farmer's of that nice decent looking young woman, who doubts of Mary's love, no saint could be have daughter of the neighbourhood, and said, “I started from your house with me this morning better. At last he fairly gained her innocent suppose, like myself, you are not going much for London ?" “Know, Sir!" echoed he, as heart, though I believe it was as much by the farther—where are you to be set down?" it in compassion for my ignorance, “ay that I aid of his good father and mother's constant

“I am going to London, Sir," said she, in a do, and so does all Berwick, and it would be praises of himself, and doating fondness for tone of calm self-possession, as if such a jour. well if all England and Scotland did so too. If Mary, as by his own good looks and winning ney had been to her an every-day occur there is a kind heart and a pretty face in the ways. rence; and so indeed it proved, not metapho-three, it's surely Mary Fenwick's? It's rather • When he saw she loved him, and it was rically, but literally!

a long story though sir, and the horses are just not by halves, though in her own gentle way, * To London!" repeated I, with more sur coming round; but I am thinking there's one he wanted to marry her immediately; and prise than I could well account for; going with you as far as Houndwood, that won't Mary's father would have consented, for it you ever there before?” “O yes," was the want pressing to give you the outs and ins was a capital match for his portionless girl. reply, rendered nuore poignant by its singular o't."

But Mary said, " Richard, you have kept free eoinposure, " I came from seventy miles be So saying, he pointed to a stout country from cards, and dice, and folly, one-six months, yond it, the day before yesterday.”

looking personage, in a thick great coat and to gain your own wish, let me seě you do it anIt would be quite superfluous to say, that worsted comforter, who by his open counte other to make my mind easy, and then I'll my curiosity was excessively excited by this nance and manly yeoman-like bearing, might trust you till death divides us." Dick got into extraordinary answer, and I dare say my reader have been own brother to Dandy Dinmont a passion, and swore that she did not love him; will set me down (as I did myself, when it was himself. “ This gentleman" said the landlord, but she answered, “ It is just because I do, too late) as a very stupid fellow for not finding with a respectful glance towards me, and a that I wish to give you a habit of goodness, bemeans to gratify it.

familiar nod to the borderer, “ wishes to hear fore you are your own master. Surely its no

were

BY FREDERICK MULLER.

rene,

NIGHT. hardship to be for six months, what you mean the most effectual core of my selfishness, and to be all the rest of your life."

I become generous, magnanimous, and a vo“ Richard was forced to submit, and for three luntary sufferer of innumerable privations and of the six months, behaved better than ever. sorrows, which refine my spirit and invest it come, I come, when the hours have run, But habit as Mary said, is every thing; and with a higher character than belongs to earth; Three times their course since the set of sun,

When the distant shadows deeper fall, his had for years set the wrong way. With for, the summer came pleasure parties and junket • Life is love and immortality,

And the star-beams brighten my festal hall, tings, and, worst of all, races in the neighbour The being one, and one the element.'

And a softer gleam is spread over the sea,

To mirror the path where my steps will be. hood. Dick first staid away with a bad grace;

“Even with all the imperfections and evils then went, just to show how well he could beof a state like the present, instances of AFFEC

I come, when the young moon, calm and still, have, and ended by losing his money and get

TION occur where there are to be found scarce Is rising over the eastern hillting into scrapes just as bad as ever. For a ly any other redeeming qualities : and as so

As the soft winds waft her onward through, time he was much ashamed, and felt real sorrow, and feared Mary would not forgive him. ciety advances under The humanizing influ. The heaven's unruffled sea of blue, But when she did so, sweet gentle soul, once

ences of a blessed and heavenly Religion, they And the night-stars shine with their ray seor twice, though her pale face was reproach regions of uncultivated Barbarisın, and amidst are as true to taste as to genuine feeling. In

And hail her in beauty, Night's holy queen. enough for any man, he began to get hardened, and to laugh, at what he called, her silly bloom like beautiful Howers, on the borders of And the stars in their silence a vigil keep,

the cruelties of an appalling Superstition, they. I come, when the heavens are hushed and deep, prociseness. Mary was t'wenty times near

the chilling glacier and frozen mountain whose giving him up; but his parents hung about

As they watch in their beauty throughout the summit is covered with eternal snow. In civiher, and told her she only could save him from

hour, lized life, they abound with a luxuriance which perdition-and in truth she thought so herself;

On each whispering leaf, and each folded reminds us of the fertile valleys of the sweet and that, joined to the love for him, which was

flower, South: they improve in so congenial a clime, the deeper for its slow growth, made her still

And no far sound breaks on their quiet dim, and shed a delightful fragrance through the ready to risk her own welfare for his.

Save the wandering chaunt of some spirit's " It is not to be told how much she bore of whole atmosphere. An elegant trifle some

hymn. times affords a touching exhibition of their idleness, extravagance and folly, (for vice was novor as yet laid to his door,) in the hope, that pathos and their power, and awakens sensibili These glories come with me—they all are

iies and endearments which no language can mine, when these wild oats weré sown, Richard

But see in the east, there is one pale line, would settle down into a sober man of busi- adequately describe. The rose ness. At last, however, to crown all, there Which Mary to Anna convey'd,'

"Tis the first faint tinge of the silver dawn,

It will waken to beauty each lea and lawn, care players to the town, and Dick was not to be kept from either before or behind the Poetry one of its sweetest charms, in the lines Bright stars ye must vanish-farewell!-farewas an offering of the heart, and has lent to

And shed a soft gleam o'er the blue sea's swell, curtain. He fell in with a gay painted Madam of our own bard, the immortal Cowper. A

well! of an actress, very showy to be sure; but no Birth-day Present from a beloved Child to a more to be compared to Mary, than a flaring fond Mother, has frequently drawn precious crockery jug to a fine china punch-bowl. She

tears from the eyes of maternal tenderness; The Persian Prince Chosrew-Mirza has ar. persuaded him, that to marry a farmer's while a Father's manly cheeks have borne tes

rived at Moscow, where brilliant entertaindaughter was quite beneath him, and to be timony to the value of the gift. The most ex. kept in awe by her, more contemptible still. quisité boon is, perhaps, that which the Wife seemed delighted with the city, and displayed

ments were given in his honour. The Prince So, Sir

, to make a long tale short, Dick, after of youth deposits in the bosom of her Husband, remarkable politeness towards the ladies. He trying in vain to make bis poor heart broken in the form of that smiling infant which they is stated to have demanded in marriage three Mary give him up, (that he might lay his ruin joyfully embrace as the first pledge of conjugal young ladies at a time, whom he would have at her door,) had the cruelty to tell her one love.

taken with him to Persia as his legitimate night, as he wet her going home to her fa "A few days since our feelings were un. wives. When it was represented to him that ther's, from nursing his sick mother, that she usually excited by a slight incident, which the such a demand was contrary to European cuswas not a fit match for him, and that if ever heart of sensibility will readily appreciate.toms, and could not be complied with, he alhe married, it should be to a wife of more li- | Seated at the festive board, a gentleman pro: leged ignorance as an excuse. beral ways of thinking. He had been drink- duced a richly embossed gold snuff-box: it was ing a good deal, it is true; and was put up to handed to us, and within the lid we read the this base conduct by his stage favourite; but inscription. In simple terms it recorded the RELIGIOUS MAGAZINE, No. 26, when he found that instead of a storm of re simple fact, that it was a Token of Affection

For February, 1830. proaches, or even a flood of tears, poor Mary presented to him by his Ten Children! Happy only stood pale and shaking in the moonlight, and enviable Parent! In one short sentence, and kept saying, “ Poor Richard! oh, poor what an ample disclosure is inade of domestic Missions in Ceylon. The Kaising of Lazarus. Short Richard!” he grew sobered, and would fain felicity! What must be the every-day life of

Sermons on Important Subjects. Horticultural Illustra

tion of John xv, 2. have softened matters a little, but she sum such a circle? We all remember the parting Scene. Biographical History of the Christian Church.

The Heir of Jeroboam. A Domestic moned all her strength, and ran till she came interview between our late venerable Sovereign The Penitent Thief. Christ Expounding the Law. Es to her father's garden; and two days after, and his favourite daughter fast waning to the

say on Superstition. The Worship of the Mass Idolatry.

A Series of Sermons, On the Return of the Ten Tribes. when the old Marshalls drove out in a post. tomb,—when the latter placed on the Monarch John Huss or the Council of Constance. Biographical chaise to try and make it all up, and get their Father's hand the last token of Filial Affection. Notice of Augustus Herman Francke. The Book of son put once more on his trial, Mary was off, The scene was overpowering. The aged Pa.

Enoch. Paul's Apology for Reproaching the High

Priest Ancient Sepulchres. The Voice of Prayer. On her parents would not tell whither.

rent never recovered from the shock. He wept; the Situation of the Altar of Incense. The Dangers of (To be continued)

-and those sad tears were the last remains of Religious Students. Idolatrous Dresses of the Ceylonese. consciousness! Reason forsook the throne

The City of the Dead. Praise for Deliverance. Conteir.

plation. For Family Worship. where Affection triumphed:

Pubtished monthly, at 83 per annum, by From an Annual called Affection's Offering. • Some feelings are to mortals given,

E. LITTELL & BROTHER, "Affection's OFFERING.'-Who can pro

With less of earth in them, than heaven;

And if there be a human tear, nounce these words without their awakening a

THE LITERARY PORT FOLIO. thousand pleasing emotions in his bosom? AF

From passion's dross refin'd and clear,

It is intended that this journal shall contain such a rection is the charm of life; and on the inter

A tear so limpid and so meek,

variety of matter as may make it acceptable to ladies as change of mutually kind offices depends the

It would not stain an angel's check, well as to gentlemen; to the young as well as to the old. far greater portion of human happiness.

While we shall take care that nothing be admitted which 'Tis that which pious Father's shed He

would render the work unfit for any

of these classes, we that has never hung a wreath on AFFECTION'S

Upon a duteous Daughter's head.'

shall endeavour to procure for it sufficient ability to en

title it to the attention of all of them. To these ends we shrine, is a stranger to the holiest feelings of “ Amidst the multitude of golden links that have secured an abundant supply of all foreigu and doour nature; and he that has never received hold so

many hearts together, we have mestic journals and new buoks-and we ask the assist. one offering of fond attachment, must have wrought, with little skill, perhaps, but with our

ance of all who are qualified to instruct or amuse the lived in a desert world,-homeless, heartless, best ability, to add one more to the oumber,

public. Upon this assistance we depend in a great de

gree for our hopes of success, for however the abundant and without a friend. which, if it answer 'nae ither end,' will serve,

stores to which we have access, may enable us to supply “Man is, indeed, a selfish being; and but we trust, as a kind memento of love and friend

matter highly interesting to our readers, we think it of for his affections, which connect him with his ship,-a true Affectior's Offering,—which, adapted to the present time and cireumstances; soine

even more importance to give them something peculiarly kind, and give birth to sympathies which compel him, in spite of himself, to seek his enjoy the Giver's sake." if not for its own, may long be welcomed for thing from home!

Communications shnuld be addressed to “ E. Littell for

the Literary Port Folio,”—and subscriptions will be ments in the gratification of others, he would

thankfully received by E. Littell & Broiber, corner of soon become an odious as well as a wretched

Chestnut and Seventh streets, Philadelphia. creature. I must have something to love, and We are indebted for part of this number, to Subscriptions are also received by Thomas C. Clarke,

S. W. corner of Chestnut aud Seventh streets. if something to love, then something on which the Spirit and Manners of the Age; the Lon. I can lavish tenderness, and whose happiness don Literary Gazette; the Juvenile Forget Wantedto solicit subscriptions for this work, a suitable is the object of my deepest solicitude. This is Me Not; and Affection's Offering.

person. Apply to E. Littell

& Brother.

CONTENTS

Chestnut Street.

BY THE REV. CHARLES WILLIAMS.

mon Sense, the Recorder of a neighbouring with transcendent power and perfect freedom | Respondet votis, mollemque aspirat amorem.” No. 7. PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18,

1830. Terms.–Published every Thursday by E. Littell & | Athens," with its castles, spires, and stately and take his station in the temple of Fame ? Brother, corner of Chestnut and Seventh Streets, Phila- edifices, presents itself to view. Beyond it, Or how could the ordinary engagements of delphia. It will contain four handsome engravings every

son the north and west, a beautiful country, life be performed were there a frequent occuryear. Price Two Dollars and a Half a year, payable in

adorned with villas, plantations, and fertile rence of so disastrous a privation? advance.

fields, stretches as far as the eye can reach, But, Sir, although I could long dilate on Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub

till the scene is bounded by Stirling Castle, at this subject, I will not detain the flattering atseribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and so

the distance of more than forty miles. On the tention of yourself and of this audience-a in proportion for a larger number.

right hand we behold the port of Leith, the brief statement of my client's claims are beshipping in the roads, the coast of Fife, the fore you, I need scarcely say, “ Fiat justitia!"

isles of Inchkeith and May, and the Frith of As soon as a burst of applause had subsided, THE SENSES.

Forth, gradually losing itself in the German Mr. Odour rose, and thus addressed the
Ocean. If, then, we suppose the length of chair:-

this landscape to be furty miles, and its breadth I confess, Mr. President, I am not surprised Senses, that inherit earth and heavens, twenty-five, it will, of course, comprehend an at the elevated and triumphant strain assumed Enjoy the various riches Nature yields ; area of a thousand square miles. Now, in by my learned friend, to whose skill in, advoFar nobler, give the riches they enjoy ;

order to this one effort of sight, immense beGive taste to fruits, and harmony to groves,

cacy I am ready to offer my profound and will. yond all possible conception must be the numTheir radiant beams to gold, and gold's bright ber of rays issuing from the objects brought mislead the mind. The passions easily excited

ing tribute. Let not, however, bis eloquence sire;

into view, and yet every ray must pass along may frequently be as easily allayed; whereas, Take in at once the landscape of the world, undisturbed and unblended, so that it may pro what is adınitted in the calm exercise of reaAt a small inlet, which a grain might close, duce its specific effect on every eye; further, son, has often, the force of an active and abiding And half create the wond'rous world they see. before the rays can enter the pupil, they must principle. If, then, I content myself on this But for the magic organ's powerful charm, be compressed into a space of little more than occasion with a train of remark less attractive Earth were a rude, uncoloured chaos still.

one-eighth of an inch in diameter; and, more in its character than that to which you have Like Milton's Eve, when gazing on the lake, over, they are so extensively diffused, that the just listened, it is because I feel that the Doric Man makes the matchless image man admires." effect they produce on one person's visual column will retain all its unostentatious dig.

It seems there was a time, though it cannot faculty they are ready to yield to that of mil.nity and stability, when the splendid Corin. be precisely determined, when the senses had lions on millions of sentient beings;-an effect thian is bereft by the hand of time of its more a dispute as to their respective merits and by which all the objects thus surveyed are showy but adventitious decorations. With the claims. How it originated is also undecided ; most accurately painted, by innumerable pen. seat of that power for which I plead, you are but, if certain chronicles are to be believed, half an inch'in diameter. Here then, Sir, is a odora hominum vis”-its object, you know, is

well acquainted—“Naribus interea consedit much was said by one party respecting an appeal to the legal courts. As, however, many

combination of wonders at which, while the to catch the light but fragrant gales," docta objections arose to this proposition, others ignorant are incredulous and sceptical, the re

leves captare auras," such, indeed, as having were maturely weighed, and at length the dis-flecting may well be astounded. “And yet this often filled the bosom with the most delighiposition appeared general to refer the case to is only a single example. The eye opens, in- ful emotions in the happiest spots, arbitration, in the presence of a select assem deed, to the universe itself. By its aid we are

" Panchaya quales bly. In order thai justice should be done, it present with those brilliant orbs, to whose diswas resolved that each of the parties should iance the wide diameter of our planetary sys.

Vere novo exhalat, Floreve quod oscula fra.

grant obtain professional assistance, and Mr. Com tem is as nothing. Other senses seem to bind

us to the earth, but with this we expatiate Roscida, cum Zephyri furtim sub vesperis horâ, town, requested to preside. After the lapse of a few days every prelimi. through celestial regions.

My learned friend referred to beauty as one of nary was arranged; lots were drawn by the Is any consideration needed, Sir, to heighten his client's most powerful claims; but with counsel, and, as soon as it was discovered that the effect of these statements, I think it may greater confidence I may advance this in fa. they were to maintain the cause of their re be found by a reference to the loss of sight. vour of mine. Did the great Roman poet, spective clients in the following order-Mr. What genius can adequately portray the pri- when describing a vast, shapeless, horrid mon. Optic, Mr. Odour, Mr. Contact, Mr. Zest, and vation he sustains, who exclaims, as this source ster,“ Monstrum horrendum informe, ingens," Mr. Auricle-Mr. Common Sense took the of beauty, joy, instruction, and ever-varying

add, to give greater hideousness to the figure chair, and, having offered some appropriate magnificence is dried up

he portrayed, the loss of an eye, "cui lumen observations, invited them to proceed.

Thus with the year

ademptum?” He might have been far more Mr. Optic. In the whole course of my professional career, Sir, I never rose with greater Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Seasons return:but not to me returns

effective could he have supposed a nose want

ing, and have said, “ cui narem ademptam!" pleasure than I now experience; pleasure or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,

Equally premature, I apprehend, is his triarising no less from interest in the cause entrusted to my care, than from the most confi. Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine;

umph as to the enjoyment of natural scenery. dent anticipations of success. For, if exquisite But clouds instead, and ever-during dark

Has he forgotten-but to forget is sometimes Surround me."

a privilege—that but for those glasses, which organization, beauty of form, vivacity of ex

the nose most disinterestedly bears, vision, expression, intelligence of aspect, and unceasing So far, however, we have attended merely cept within the limits of a few inches, would utility, have, severally, a claim to high regard, to the appearance of external nature; but it be denied to multitudes? And then could the whai, I ask, must be the force of that confe. behoves us to observe, that by means of flowers so profusely scattered over the face of deracy of attractions for which I now solicit, the same organ we can perceive the disposi the globe be stripped of their odour, they would -I had almost said demand, -the suffrages of tions, passions, and affections of those around lose, assuredly, their principal charm. I rethis distinguished assembly. My clients are, us. How often, when the tongue is silent, peat it, Sir, in words far happier than my indeed, Nature's choicest twins-ihe mirrors does the eye recognise the kindling of wrath, of the soul ; and well might the enthusiasm of the quailing of fear, the palpitation of love;

“In vain the golden morn alost love thus speak of Juliet :and, even when the tongue dissembles, does

Waves her dew-bespangled wing; " Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, the eye detect the lurking hypocrisy, and in.

With vermeil cheek and whisper soft Having some business, do entreat her eyes voke its just visitation! Indeed, were the

She woos the tardy Spring; To twinkle in their spheres till they return." power of sight as rare as the calamity of blind

Till April starts and calls around ness, the few would appear prophets to the Milton's muse takes a higher range. When multitude; and the ordinary exercise of this

The sleeping fragrance from the ground." portraying Eve, he says, “ Heaven was in her amazing faculty would secure a tribute, due There is, however, one point in which I shall eye,” and, had there been a nobler object for alone to supernatural endowments.

insist my client stands per se, alone and unaphis choice, he would at once have selected it. Without alluding to those optical instru. proached; I allude to his spotless and unim.

To say nothing, which I am reluctant to do, ments which increase their energies, it may peachable virtue. In this respect he precedes of the amazing structure of the powers of vi- be affirmed that the eyes are the principal the eye an immeasurable distance. And here sion, allow me to allude to the wonders of their media for the reception of knowledge by the another instance strikes me in which my friend operation. To take the instance given us by a mind, since, in addition to the proofs already may esteem himself happily oblivious; Alex. modern philosopher, let us imagine ourselves given, another is obvious, in whatever issues ander the Great, it is said, arrived at the gate stationed on Arthur's seat, or on the summit from the pen or the pencil, the chisel or the of Paradise, and was refused admission. With of Salisbury Crags, in the vicinity of Edin. press, being accessible. How could an eyeless his usual impetuosity he cried to the attend. burgh. Turning the face to the north-west, philosopher, or scholar, orator, or poet, rise ant and guardian spirit-give me something the city which has been termed “the Modern | superior to the obstacles that lie in his path, to show I have been here! Here, madman,

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was the reply, is a cure for the maladies of ceeding, till Farel, spiritu quodam heroico af: and that now he gave it to the poor; and so thy distempered soul. The Macedonian un-flatus (says Beza) threatened him, in the most put it all in the poor box that was kept there. graciously received the boon—it was a piece solemn manner, with the curse of God if he The syndics thanked the stranger; and Eckius of a human skull. About to cast it away in did not stay to assist him in that part of the admired tho charity and modesty of Calvin. contempt, a sage remarked that it had an ex Lord's vineyard. Calvin accordingly com When they were come out of the church, traordinary property, which would appear on plied, and was appointed professor of Divinity. Calvin invited Eckius again to his house ; but weighing it against gold and silver. The It was at Geneva that the singular interview he replied that he must depart; so thanking scales were brought forth, in one the gift was took place between Calvin and Eckius related him for all his civilities, offered to take his placed, and in the other a large quantity of to Lord Orrery by Deodati.

leave; but Calvin waited on him to his inn, ihe precious metal, but the former prepon “ Eckius being sent by the pope legate into and walked with him a mile out of the terriderated; again and again the gold was France, upon his return resolved to take Ge. tories of Geneva, where with great compliincreased, but in proportion to its amount neva in his way, on purpose to see Calvin, and ments they look a farewell of each other. was the evidence of its inferiority. At if occasion were, to attempt reducing him to “ The last moinents of Calvin were remark. length the sage directed that a little earth the Romish church. Therefore, when Eckius ed as the finest of bis life. Like a parent who should be substituted for the gold; and in was come within a league of Geneva, he left is about to leave a beloved family, he bade stantly the boon bestowed by the guardian of his retinue there, and went, accompanied but farewell to those whom he had watched over Paradise “rose up and kicked the beam." with one man, to the city in the forenoon. so long with a truly parental care. To the elAlexander was astonished, and, having in. Setting up his horses at an inn, he inquired ders of the republic and the citizens he gave quired the cause of the phenomenon, the sage where Calvin lived, which house being shown his parting advice, that they should steadily replied, “ Great king, this fragment is the him, he knocked at the door, and Calvin him. I pursue the course in which he had directed socket of a human eye, which, though its com self came to open it to him. Eckius inquired ihem. His remains were conveyed, without pass be small, is yet unbounded in desire. for Mr. Calvin; he was told he was the per any pomp, to the burial place called Plain The more it has, the more it craves. Neither son. Eckius acquainted him that he was a Palais. His tomb was simple, and without insilver, gold, nor any earthly possession can stranger, and having beard much of his fame scription; but the feelings of gratitude were satisfy it; it must be covered with a little was come to wait upon him. Calviu invited deeply engraven on the hearts of the Gene. earth before its lust and ambition will end !" him to come in, and he entered the house with vese, and he was honoured with the sincere And assuredly, Sir, he who uttered this decla him; where, discoursing of many things con mourning of his adopted countrymen to whom ration, was one of Wisdom's elder and favour. cerning religion, Eckius perceived Calvin to he had been so long a father and a friend." ite children. Oracular indeed was his voice; be an ingenious, learned man, and desired to most worthy is his sentiment of being embla know if he had not a garden to walk in; to scape Annual" is a misnomer, the pictures being zoned in characters of gold. Peace then to his which Calvin replying he had, they both went chiefly those of buildings, ruins, palaces, or manes! May the effulgence of immortality into it, and then Eckius began to inquire of streets. rest upon his name!

him why he left the Romish church, and of Ed.-I think the objection ill-founded-they What, I ask, in conclusion, is to be com fered him some arguments to persuade him to are landscapes to all intents and purposes, and pared with virtue? Virtue transcends the sun return; but Calvin could by no means be per- | the title is a happy one. in brightness, the rose in sweetness, the hea suaded to think of it. At last, Eckius told After a careful examination, I declare I can. ven born snow in purity, the granite rock in him that he would put his life into his hands, not point out a single bad print of the whole permanence ;-compared with its worth, all and then said he was Eckius, the pope's le 26. Some are, however, better than others. the geins and riches of the globe are but a gate. At this discovery Calvin was not a Mr. Millar's engraving of “The Lake of molecule, a monade, an atom; virtue allies the little surprised, and bogged his pardon that he Como;” Mr. R. Wallis's, of “The Bridge of children of the dust with celestial beings; vir had not treated him with the respect due to Sighs;” Mr. Willmore's, of“ The Ducal Palace tue the eye has lost, but virtue, unutterably his quality. Eckius returned the compliment; at Venice;” Mr. Jeavons's “ View of Vicenza ;' precious as it is, the sense for which I plead and told him if he would come back to the and Mr W. Wallis's “ Milan Cathedral" are has never forfeited!

church he would certainly procure for him a perhaps the best executed. The perspective (To be continued.)

cardinal's cap; but Calvin was not to be defective.
moved by such an offer. Eckius then asked in the entrance to "the Lago Maggiore" is
him what revenue he had; he told the cardi Mrs. 0.-Do not forget that the plates are

nal he had that house and garden, and fifty engraved under the direction of Mr. Charles THE LANDSCAPE ANNUAL.

livres per annum, besides an annual present of Heath. A most beautiful work, deserving all the some wine and corn, on which he lived very praise I can give it. I have cheerfully paid a contentedly. Eckius told him that a man of guniea for this volume, but I have no doubt it his parts deserved a better revenue; and then will be worth more before a month goes by. renewed his invitation to come over to the Miss L.-Mr. Jennings is a publisher of un

RECOLLECTIONS. Romish church, promising him a better stipend rivalled taste.

if he would. But Calvin, giving him thanks, From the (London] Spirit and Manners of the Dr. B.-And Mr. Prout an artist of fine ta- assured him that he was weli satisfied with his

Age. lents: a faithful copyist of nature, under whose condition. About this time dinner was ready, hands she is represented neither more coarse, when he entertained his guest as well as he “ But ever and anon, of griefs subdued, nor more refined than she actually is. could, excused the defects of it, and paid him

There comes a token, like a scorpion's sting,

Searce seen, but with fresh bitterness imbued; Mrs. 0..-And Mr. Thomas Roscoe an ac every respect. Eckius after dinner desired to And slight, withal, may be the things which bring complished writer, and a man of judgment and know if he might not be admitted to see the Back on the heart the weight which it would fling experience. church, which anciently was the cathedral of

Aside for ever; it may be a soundEd.—Whole bound in morocco, gilt, with

A tone of music;-summer's eve-or spring; that city. Calvin very readily answered that A flower-the wind-the ocean-which may wound, twenty-six steel engravings, and 278 pages of he miglit; accordingly, he sent to the officers Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly, letter-press. If any purchaser is dissatisfied to be ready with the keys, and desired some of

(Byron's "Childe Harold.", with his bargain, he ought to be pointed at the syndics to be there present, not acquaint. How many dreams will Aling their spells upon throughout the whole city, as the discontented | ing them who the stranger was.

the troubled mind, man. The editor, or to speak mure properly, thereforo, as it was convenient, they both went As travellers in life's wilderness, gaze wist. the author has very skilfully and agreeably towards the church ; and as Eckius was como fully behind, performed his task; the style is more than ing out of Calvin's house he drew out a purse, On the changesul paths which they have traced, pleasing, the descriptions accurate, the obser. with about one hundred pistoles, and presented from young existence up vations just, and the arrangement judicious. it to Calvin ; Calvin desired to be excused; To the hour of darkness and of ill, when they As you will suppose, extracts from various tra Eckius told him he gave it to buy books, as quaffed of sorrow's cup; vellers form the greater portion of the volume, well as to express his respects for him. Cal. How varied is that sky-like the record of our and Mr. Roscoe has consulted the best autho vin with much regret took the purse, and they fate rities, as well as the most entertaining tour proceeded to the church; where the syndics Bright with the summer-hues of love, then dim ists; his principal object being to add to the and officers waited upon them, at the sight of and desolate ;enjoyment of the fire-side of those who prefer whom Eckius thought he had been betrayed, Like the sea with light and shadow o'er its rolltravelling by deputy, and like to find the su. and whispered his thoughts in the ear of Cal. ing billows given, blime and beautiful without the pain and trou. vin, who assured him of his safety. There. While some heave darkening, like a pall, some ble of a search. I will lay before you the fol. upon they went into the church; and Eckius glow in hues of heaven. lowing speeimen:

having seen all, told Calvin he did not expect “ The circumstance which led the great to find things in so decent an order, having Come not these visions when a sound breaks apostle of the Reformation, Calvin, to adopt been told to the contrary. After having taken on the startled ear, Geneva as his residence is singular. _Passing a full view of every thing, Eckius was return. Such as in boyhood's morning hour it was a joy through that town on his route from France to ing out of the church, but Calvin stopped him to hear :Germany, be encountered his friend Farel, a little, and calling the syndics and officers to. Some voice, like song of childhood 'midst the then' resident at Geneva, who entreated him gether, took out the purse of gold which Ec. early buds at play, to remain there and lo assist him in his minis- kius had given him, telling them that he had While o'er its path the blue sky bent, to bless try. Calvin, however, was desirous of pro- received that gold from this worthy strangor, him on his way;

bound."

As soon,

When the streams had emblems for his heart, 1 barrier between myself and the sea. I bad duals, who have few other sources of pleasure, so bounding and so free

been fishing in some of the mountain lakes, except the interchange of each other's kindly So filled with

heaven reflected there, and min- but without success, as the morning was bright services. But refinement is making sad in. gling with its glee;

and sunny, and the gentle breeze, that occa roads upon all these ancient and hereditary While wooing still his truant step, young Hopesionally fanned my temples, came not from rites and pastimes; and even in Wales, except, around him flung

the south or west, and, therefore, my sport was indeed, in the very secluded districts, they are, The light of her beguiling wings, the music of unfavourable. Towards noon I approached in many places, merely matters of traditionary her tongue.

the upland hamlet of Llanberis, with the inten- | gossip. And turning with dim Memory's eye, back on

tion of trying my luck in its famous lakes; but In former times, the Welsh had many cere. our wasted years,

as there was scarcely a breath of air upon the monies peculiar to their weddings, which have Breaking the pale and shadowy lapse, some

water, I entered the humble ale-house of the now either fallen into desuetude, or are ob.

hamlet, and ordered dinner. spring-like hue appears,

served only in part, or incidentally. In the Unsullied, as through Autumn cloud the sap. Young strapping servant-wenches were run

But there was an unusual bustle in the house. good old times," when a marriage was about phire sky will look,

to be celebrated, a person well gifted with eloWhen the blast is howling forth its song, and ning, to and fro, and the landlady herself, a quence and address, sufficiently skilled in pe

tall, thin, spare, and cross-looking woman, was digrees, and anecdotes of families—active, red leaves strew the brook ; Oh, that scene is buds and promise—when the

the most bustling body of all. What did this sprightly, and handsome withal, was appointed wild and careless boy,

mean? Was there a justice-meeting in the to the office of BIDDER, whose duty it was lo Is drinking of life's newness from the purple place? Or had any neighbouring great-man bid or invite the guests to the Hymeneal ban.

i disturbed from their propriety” the ordinary quet. It was necessary that he should possess cup of joy;

habits of these secluded people? No, neither all, or the greater portion of these qualificaWhen the hopes are thrilling in his heart, as in the unfolding rose,

the one nor the other: but there was a wedding tions, as, on the success of his mission depend.

to be celebrated, and at this humble pot-house : ed, in a great degree, the number of the guests, The dews of morn lie nestling in their innocent

even then the happy pair, with some thirty or and upon the number of the guests depended repose.

forty friends and relations, were in the village the eclat of the entertainment. As the insignia Thus brooding o'er our withered years, and ga-church, the first undergoing, the others wit of his office, he carried a staff, ornamented thering in the soul

nessing, the happy-happy ceremony. I stroll. with flowers or ribands, and woré a bonnet siThose thronging recollections which the hearted towards the church to gaze, like the others, milarly decorated; and, thus arrayed, he vimay not control,

upon one of the most solemn, as well as most sited ihe mansions and other dwellings in the How doth the voiceless grave give back unto eventful matters of existence. The bride was district. Formerly this character was usually our sight the dead

a farmer's daughter, and a very pretty black- sustained by a chieftain in favour of his vassal; Those blossoms in our pathway strown whose eyed lass she was: the bridegroom was a stout, and, during his circuit, his person was regardlight for us was shed!

lusty, young man, full of physical strength, ed by hostile septs as sacred and as safe as Were not these then, sweet blooming flowers, and, - bating” his snub-nose, by no means bad that of a herald. The purport of the bidding whose light was for a day

looking. Friends, neighbours, and kindred, was not only to request the attendance of the Scarce bursting into beauty, ere they all had -I should imagine to the twentieth degree friends and well-wishers of the young couple ; passed away!

were in attendance, all feeling towards the but, at the same time, to solicit their seasonThe winds have voices for the heart-a sad or "happy pair” more or less good will and kind able presents and contributions, in order to cheerful tone, Jiness.

form a little stock for the newly married pair. To which its lyre-like cords reply, in magic

While I was in the church the father of the These free will offerings consisied accordingly unison;

bride recognised me, and having been formerly of some article of wearing apparel or of furniWhether 'midst leaves of June they stray, or,

a tenant of my father, as soon as the ceremony ture, live stock, provision, or money, accordwhen the night is near,

was over, he came to me, and courteously in- ing to the means and disposition of the donor; They bear the cataract's thunderings—the vited me to join the wedding party I accept and the donation was always considered as a shout of its career;

ed his invitation, and joined the throng. The loan, to be repaid at any future wedding of the Whether they waft the cadences, which rang distance from Llanberis to Cae glâs, the resi- contributors or their friends or children. The thro' childhood's sky,

dence of Howel Rees, was not quite a mile; duty of the bidder, if well performed, conferred Or wake, above departed hopes, a requiem wild and having reached it, we proceeded at once as much honour upon himself, as it produced and high:

to festivity and fun, I occupying the seat near profit to his client: and as few persons could They stir the human bosom, like a fount in est the bride, who presided. The feast was as exhibit the requisite accomplishments for the summer's hour;

substantial as the wealth of its provider, and successful performance of the character, it was It thrills unto their murmuring-it bends unto the party did ample justice to its excellence. considered an office of no trifling distinction. their power.

No sooner was it concluded, than the room was There was a good deal of ceremony attached

cleared for dancing, and the young people set to it also. On entering a dwelling, which he Alas! for that remorseless sea, down which our

themselves to enjoy it with a heartiness that was careful to do at a time when all the memvisions glide;

added, in my estimation, to the amusement. bers of the family were assembled, he struck How, to its voiceful, swelling roar have weary

The old blind harper, Morgan Robert, and the floor with his staff to command attention; hearts replied!

Jack Morris, the village fiddler, had enough to and then, with a graceful obeisance to the masThe pictured scenes of young delight have

do to keep time to the merry movements of the ter and mistress of the family he began his adsunk into its breast

dancers. Let me mention, that I, as the dress. This was sometimes in a prescribed Death, with a sceptre none may dare, hath

“young master,” had the bappiness and hoform, but more frequently extemporary, and calmed them into rest. Yet dwells there beauty in the shade of the de- I could not but envy her stalwart protector, as nour of opening the ball, with the bride; and left to the judgmeni of the speaker, who al

ways rendered it as complimentary as possible, stroyer's wing

I afterwards resigned her, blushing and bloom for the purpose of inducing his auditors to acThe winter of that dreamless sleep yields to a

ing, into his safe custody. We kept it up till cept his invitation; and having succeeded, with golden spring; Where all earth's buds are perfected;—and, vitation of mine host, I borrowed one of his viously drank to the happiness and prosperity

near midnight; and, resisting the pressing in another bow he left the apartment, having prefrom the shrouded tomb, The slumbers of the dust arise, to live in death horses, and rode home over the mountains in of the company.

the moonlight, with as much ale and whiskey. On the day of the ceremony, the nuptial less bloom! Willis GAYLORD CLARK.

punch under my belt as any reasonable man offerings having been previously made, and could well carry

the names of the donors registered in a book, Philadelphia, May, 1829.

Although refinement has extended its molli- with the amount of the donations, the marriage The above poem is the production of one of fying innovations even into the recesses of the

was celebrated at an early hour; the bride and the most distinguished Poets of America. It Welsh mountains, and consequently curtailed bridegroom separating afterwards, and return. has been kindly forwarded

for insertion in“ The many of the more hearty amusements and cus- ing to their respective families; when the sigSpirit and Manners of the Age."

toms of their secluded inhabitants, still a few nal for the commencement of the sport was relics yet remain to gladden the heart of the given by the piper, who was invariably, pre

hardy mountaineers. In a country like Wales, sent on these occasions, mounted on a horse THE WELSH WEDDING.

where the inhabitants of any particular town trained for the purpose. The first achieve

or district are so closely connected by ties of ment to be performed was the seizure of the By the Author of " Tales of Welsh Society and consanguinity, and where they are so depen. bride, and the carrying her off from her Scenery."

dent upon their own resources merely for much friends." In order to effect this, the compaI had been wandering all the morning, with of the happiness which it may be their lot my fishing-rod in my hand, amidst the splendid to enjoy, the celebration of so interesting an * This imitation of forcible abduction pre.' Alpine scenery of the Snowdonian range of event us that of a wedding is, indeed, an affair vailed in some parts of the county of Cardigan, mountains. Snowdon himself, “the triple of no trifling moment, and it is celebrated ac- probably so late as twenty years ago, and may headed giant,” the two Glyders, Trivaen, and cordingly with a hearty conviviality befitting even now be occasionally practised; it seems Moel Ailer, all rose up before me, lifting their its importance. I must confess that I like to show, that at no very distant period real dark and undulating summits towards the blue these old rude customs, serving as they do to abductions must have been common in' that summer sky, and forming a huge immovable fostor good will and friendship among indivi- district.

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