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isn't a thing in it for dinner, and nobody of milk will be delicious. Run, dear, good seems to think about it; and as for me-" soul, and bring some, quick."
“More linen, Prudence; hurry, hurry. Prudence would have demurred, and Mr. Palmer has sent for more lint."
argued that there was not enough for the *“Why, good gracious, mercy! Miss rest of the family, but Mary would not Palmer, there ain't a rag of a sheet left, nor listen. "Not a word, not a word, Prudence; a pillow-case, nor even a pocket handker- we ate a hearty breakfast, there's more cher.”
meal left; don't stop a moment." “I have sent him word so, Prudence; but "Dearee me! what a headstrong Miss, to the reply is, . Tear up all my shirts, and be sure! and then there'll be the General every article of clothing that may give and Major Palmer, and praaps Dr. Warren, relief to our poor wounded men.'”
who allers praises my brown bread and " And them 'ere shirts cost a guinea whey, and they'll be coming home to su apiece without the making, which I didn't per, and nothin' left." charge fur; and then there's all Mrs. Palm- But, spite of her grumbling, the keys er's clothes, and all the young ladies', some were produced, and the dairy unlocked. on 'em with raäl p’int lace on 'em ; it's a The day before preparations had been made mortal shame! Well, one good thing, for churning butter. A large tub, full of mine won't be taken, for they're nothing but milk, the surface thickly coated with rich cotton."
cream, stood by the door, and the thrifty At this moment two wounded men were housekeeper sighed at the thought of disbrought in and laid upon a couch. The turbing it, for the haste would not allow of females of the house, without shrinking from skimming it off carefully. She had dipped the painful duty, hastened to assist their up but one mug full, when a man came heroic defenders. One flew for cordials, running with fearful rapidity toward the with which they strove to revive the faint- house. Prudence almost screamed when ing soldiers ; one scraped lint for the wounds; she saw him. He was a frightful object. and even the old housekeeper, in whose His face was one disfigured mass of powder; bosom the spark of mercy existed, although the outline of the features was scarcely somewhat stifled by interest, even she visible. It was like a black mask, through drew from her capacious pocket a delicate which the half-closed eyes were dimly seen, cambric handkerchief, the only article of and as he fell, exhausted and writhing in luxury she possessed, that she had hidden agony, at the feet of the housekeeper, she for fear it should fall into the hands of the retreated in horror from the sight. spoiler, and in an instant it was bound It was but an instant; the next, the around the arm of one of the wounded miserable object, who was a slight, small
built man, was raised in the strong arms of The action did not pass unnoticed by the the housekeeper, and plunged head foremost bright eyes of Mary Palmer. She determined into the tub of milk.* that the tender mercies of Prudence, once
“O woman! in our hours of ease, revived, should not be suffered to slumber Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
When pain and anguish wring the brow, again.
A ministering angel, thou !" “They want refreshment, Prudence; they
Yes, a ministering angel may be often are famishing with hunger and thirst. Some found even in the hard, withered features of of your excellent brown bread and a glass those who may not boast all the refined sen
sibility which weeps at fictitious woes, sighs * The incidents connected with the battle of Bunker Hill were related to the author by Mrs.
over the pages of a sickly sentimental novel, Palmer, who, in her 82d year, retained a vivid recollection of the scene.
* A fact.
and, robed in velvets and satins, sympathizes, “Prudence! Prudence !" echoed for the sake of a display of French lawn and through the house. Brussels lace, with the pretended distress of “Dearee me! Goody gracious, what a stage-struck heroine !
shall I do?" exclaimed the appalled houseO woman! wild, capricious, changeable keeper, who, as if she had just come to her as thou art, there is one bright spark which, senses, was at length sensible of the loss no matter in what form it is enshrined, she had sustained in exercising her benevois never extinguished in thy bosom! The lence; but seeing the look of gratitude in world's coldness, neglect, and scorn may the eye of the wounded man, who was not have dimmed its lustre; the storms of ad- yet able to give vent to his thanks in words, versity, the power of misfortune, may have the worthy woman was somewhat reconciled, chilled it; but it is there yet, and only wants and she knew her mistress too well to fear occasion to set it in a blaze. And this is reproof at her hands. The laughter-loving compassion toward suffering humanity! Mary she feared most, for she had given Who is called upon to stand by the bed of such a tangible proof that her heart was not sickness, and by her soothing words and of marble, that she feared the ridicule of gentle acts of kindness to alleviate the suf
those bright eyes. fering of the invalid ? Who can sooner But she slandered the amiable Mary in chase from his brow the cloud of grief, and such thoughts. The spirit of teasing and avert the storm which threatens to crush the love of mischief were suppressed by the him? Woman, wilful and wayward as thou sad scenes in which she was called to act. art, this is thy province!
There was both seriousness and sadness on But to return to plain Prudence Chase, her brow, as she came forward to see what who, although she would have been entirely had become of Prudence and the refreshout of her sphere in the Astor Place Opera ments she had ordered; but surprise kept House,
her silent. " Where tears are dried as soon as shed,
“I couldn't help it, Miss Mary, I couldn't And plaudits rouse the mocking dead,"
indeed,” said Prudence, in a tone of apology. was nevertheless a woman; although the “ If you only had have seen him when he exterior was rough, the heart was soft, though fell right down at my feet, with such a pitiit was her caprice to make it appear otherwise.ful look, his face blown to pieces, and not
There,” said she, as, after deluging the able to speak a single word! Dearee me, head she held until the patient was almost the Governor's wife herself would have done suffocated, and had swallowed more nourish- the same, I shouldn't wonder; and so would ment than had passed his lips for two days, even yourself, Mary, if you'd been strong or perhaps more, she placed him on his enough." feet—“There, dear, that will ease the pain. “ Hush! dear Prudence; you are a goodI've often heerd tell that powder and milk hearted soul, every body knows,” said the were foes that never could agree, though if young lady, while large drops stood in her it had have been tea, I'd soused ye in, beautiful eyes. "I understand it all. Come, honey. If General Palmer tells true about come, never mind the milk.
Bring your the gunpowder in it, I'm afeared there'd | jar of gooseberry wine and a few crackers, been an explosion, and to my thinking ye'd or a slice of bread.
or a slice of bread. I myself will assist been blown up enough before! There— this poor man, who seems unable to walk." that's right-sneeze a bit. I couldn't help It was a lovely sight to see that delicate yer'e swallowing a little, for there was no girl raise that poor, ragged, wounded, suffertime to think of bathing ye in small doses. ing creature, and telling him to lean upon There now, as ye wipe your face agin, ye her; and when he hesitated to obey, place begin to look summut like a Christian.” with her own delicate hand; his arm upon VOL. IV.
her shoulder, and with all the tenderness of a “Yes, yes ! she's lost; they will not save sister support him into the house, which was her. They forced me to leave the house in reality becoming a hospital, with only help-before I could find her, and now I cannot less but undaunted women to act as surgeons! return."
Many more of the wounded had been “You do not mean to say that your brought in, and every bed was occupied ; daughter is left to perish in those flamtes ?" sofas and chairs were now in requisition ; exclaimed Douglas. refreshments were brought, and Prudence, “My grandchild! my darling! No one sinking all other considerations in pity and dares to ventur- through them. She went sympathy for the afflicted, distributed with to the top of the house to see if her brother lavish hand the nourishment so much need- was returning, and the fiends set it on fire ed by the half-famished soldiers.
below, although they knew she would And one there was whose dark eyes fol- perish.” lowed the motions, and gazed with admira Douglas was horror-struck. Without a tion upon the beaming eyes of the beautiful thought of the peril he encountered, he Mary as she glided about on her errand of seized a ladder near, and in a moment was mercy. He was a youth of but nineteen lost to view in the smoke and flames. Pantyears of age-the only son of a widowed ing, breathless, he pursued his way, now up mother, who had sent forth this her only the falling staircase, from room to room, support and comfort, at the call of his coun- while the doors, a mass of flame, seemed to try, in whose service her husband had lost bid defiance to his entrance; but he found his life. If the gentle girl paused oftener no one, and was about returning in despair, by his couch, and her voice was more soft when he caught sight of a form in a white ened and even tender when she addressed dress, extended lifeless upon the floor of a him, it might be pity for his extreme youth, room which the fire had not yet reached. or a warmer feeling excited by his handsome Raising his insensible burden, he snatched features, and the refinement of his manners, up a blanket, and wrapping her in it, rushed proving him to be one who had been care- to the window. Alas ! he had left the ladfully nurtured and well educated. The der on the other side of the house. His glossy curls upon his brow were stained cries for assistance reached the ears of the with blood ; his right arm hung in a sling; frantic grandfather, but no one beeded him, the wrist had been sprained in assisting to
ed some one in the crowd to raise a heavy cannon; and, although not assist in bringing round the ladder. The seriously injured, he had so much overtasked flames were already bursting into the room, his strength as to be unable to retain his and Douglas saw no hope of escape, when position, and was carried off the field. The his
upon the miller, who was bendhousekeeper shook her head as she noticed ing under the weight of the meal-bags he the attentions of Mary, and the looks of was conveying from the mill, which had aladmiration and gratitude of the wounded ready fallen a sacrifice to the malice of his youth. It argued ill for her scheme of mar- enemies. rying her young mistress to Allan Douglas. " Mr. Simpson,” cried Douglas, “ the lad
But to return to our hero, whom we left der, the ladder! Be quick, or we shall both in Charlestown. As he stood contemplating perish." the ruin around him, a venerable man, Throwing down his burden in an instant, whose silver hair floated on the breeze, and leaving it to the mercy of the rabble, appeared before him, wildly wringing his Mark obeyed the summons, and Douglas, hands, and exclaiming, “My child ! my almost exhausted, bad but just time to place child! have you seen my Amy ?"
the insensible girl in his arms and descend Have you
lost any one in the crowd ?” | the ladder, when he sank fainting to the asked Douglas.
ground. [TO BE CONTINUED.]
The following excellent essay on the subject of tooth-preservation should be read, pondered, and observed by every one. The circumstance that the people of this country are peculiarly afflicted with a premature decay of their dental organs, has given rise to a supposition that climate bas much to do in causing that decay; yet when we remember that the aboriginals, who inhaled the same atmosphere, were famous for their fine teeth, our modern supposition falls to the ground, and we are driven to the conviction that neglect, and an imprudent use of calomel in early life, are the prime causes of nine tenths of the toothless gums of the nation.—[Ev. Republic.]
EXPERIENCE is a good teacher, but is often and frequently loss of life. In many cases a very dear one, as perhaps all of us know it is necessary that the gums should be We occasionally review our past lives with pierced with a lancet; but the operation many regrets, and think within ourselves, that should be performed only by an experienced if we could only live our lives over again, practitioner, lest injury result, and the pain how differently we would act. We would be only augmented. pay more regard to our physical natures, in Before progressing any further, it may be order to acquire strong healthy constitutions, enough to state the order in which the teeth and exercise more prudence and discretion first make their appearance, also at what in all our doings. But now, alas! many are periods they may be expected. The followsuffering severe penalties for violating the ing table will illustrate their progress, allaws of Nature, and neglecting to assist her though there are sometimes variations to in the completion of the task. The large the general rule : majority of mankind are suffering, to a
From the 5th to 8th month, 4 central incisors, greater or less extent, from defective teeth,
“ 7th to 10th month, 4 lateral or side in where a little timely care would have saved
cisors. those useful organs for a long life of years,
" 12th to 16th month, 4 first molar teeth. to add beauty to the countenance, health
14th to 20th month, 4 cuspids or to the body, and assist in the utterance of
canine teeth. speech.
20th to 36th month, 4 second molar
teeth. The reader will please consider the above a sufficient apology for a few brief remarks They usually come in pairs, the two cenupon the subject of dentistry. Parents are tre incisors of the lower jaw appearing first. apt to pay but little attention to the cleanli- The term incisor is applied to the front or ness and regulation of their children's teeth; cutting teeth, and the back or double teeth either from sheer negligence, or from fear of are called molars or grinders. The upper causing their little ones a momentary and cuspids are the eye teeth, and the lower trivial amount of pain. They should re-ones, the stomach teeth. The full complemember, however, that they are doing their ment of temporary or milk teeth number children great injustice ; for not only is the twenty-ten in each jaw. The prevailing pain increased two-fold, by neglect and de- idea is, that inasmuch as the temporary lay, but the teeth will become diseased, and teeth are intended to serve the wants of the the general health impaired. The eruption body for only a few years, and are then to of the first set of teeth causes an incal- be replaced by more substantial ones, that culable amount of pain to the child, gen- it is of little importance whether they reerally producing various forms of sickness, main until forced out by their successors, or
are lost a year or two earlier. It is an occasionally examine them; who will detect erroneous idea, however, and one that has any defect and correct any deformity in their been the source of much mischief. If the arrangement. temporary tooth decays, its lining mem- The utility of the teeth, and their effect brane is often exposed, causing inflamma- on personal appearance, is of too much contion, pain, and tumefaction; sometimes ex- sequence to suffer their loss by decay. If foliating portions of the jaw-bone. The they are perfect, regular, and clean, they crowns of the secondary or permanent teeth contribute greatly to the beauty of the feaare situated immediately beneath the roots tures ; but if neglected, diseased, or inof the primary, and being susceptible to in- crusted with an offensive accumulation, they jury in their formative stage, are liable to excite in the beholder both pity and disgust. be affected by the morbid influence of the To illustrate this fact, the following relatter. The decay and premature loss of marks are quoted from a celebrated author: the temporary teeth is a frequent source of “ If the sculptor, the painter, or the poet, irregularity in the arrangement of the per- would invest the production of his genius manent, and if for no other reason than the with those forms of horror at which humanprevention of this, they should be preserved ity shudders and recoils, he perfectly comuntil time for their successors to appear. prehends the art of giving to his allegorical
Some few people, even at this advanced personages an array of teeth, black with tarage, imagine that the milk teeth never have tar, mutilated with gangrene, broken by any roots, as they are generally found to be violence, or wrested by distortion. Should wanting when removed. The cause of their Envy present herself to the group, her disappearance is attributed to the infringe-parted lips would disclose but a single fang. ment of the permanent tooth upon the fang Should Malice approach to persecute bis of its predecessor, thereby cutting off its victim, his teeth would be turned awry, as nervous and arterial supply, and destroying if by the violence of his passion. Thus the its vitality. This is followed by an absorp- wrinkled witch, the smoky gipsy, the fortion of its fang, to a greater or less extent, tune-telling hag, and the freebooter of the rendering it loose and easily removed. seas would lose the proper expression of their
We will now notice the periods for the distinctive characters, if supplied with pereruption of the secondary teeth. The pa- fect, regular, and beautiful sets of teeth. rent will observe that the first molar teeth “On the other hand, the skilful artist, are the first to protrude. The ignorance of who would exhibit the amiable and worthy this fact often causes these teeth to be neg. passions in all their loveliness and attraction, lected, for they are generally considered as bestows untiring labor in the exhibition of belonging to the first set.
perfect arches of teeth, white as monumental
alabaster, and as regular as the crystal colFirst molar appear from 5th to 6th year. Central incisors“
umns in the palace of Odin, inhabited by
6th to 8th Lateral incisors
7th to 9th
the virgins of Valhallah. If he exhibit First bicuspids
8th to 10th " Beauty in her smiles, a colonnade of pearls Second bicuspids " 10th to 11th " contribute to the enchantment: if he show Cuspids " 11th to 12th "
us Love with music on her lips, the emblemSecond molars « 12th to 14th " Wisdom teeth
atic purity of her teeth must lend its trib“ 18th to 24th "
utary charm. Thus, the ideal Venus of the The bicuspids are eight in number—four polished Greeks, as well as the living beauty in each jaw, and situated immediately be in the hamlet of Circassia, would cease to hind the cuspids. Thirty-two teeth com- please, on the discovery of sensible defect in prise the full number. During the periods these important organs." of their eruption, an efficient dentist should The form may be ever so gracefully