Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 26, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 26, 1836 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OF USAK; U U t T II E VELFAKE OF ROME. . HY IF. Ul. STACY'. FRIDAY, FEBHUAjftY 2 1836. VOSi. BX !Vo.ttOO . The following article is capital in its way and the London Times, from which we lake it, says is not fictitious. Mebting or liAnnKns. Sunday deal ing. In consequence of the authorities of the several rrutrapi litau parishes on the Surrey side of the Thames having resolved to put the existing laws llir the observance of the Sabbath, nl'ter the 31st instant, in force, a meeting ol the hairdressers, who have taken alarm at the announcement, took place on Tuesday evening at th-- sign of the Prince William H-nry, Bormund.-oy street. About GO s-havcrs had assembled an hour and a half after the appointed time for commencing business, which however was still longer delayed in cnn-eqticncc nl the general attachment th -v winced to the put and the pipe. At length having raised n cloud of mundungiis smoke which rendered them nearly invisible to each other, they began to think of electing a chairman. After 20 persons had been ve heincnlly called upon to take this post of Honor, wlncii they politely declined, Mr Leaky consented to take the chair, and he appeared to have fortified himself for the tn-k before him by copious libaiion Yrom the quart p.t-, upon which hu hail, justly conlereil the right, to share in his patronymic. He began by attempting to read what he called King Charley's ILu.t forthc bitter hubservanrc of the Sibb nil day. Afier pl.iying pad havoc with King Charle's English, he came to the exception?, and observed I sees that servants are al lowed to dress meat on Sundays, and wny should't wo Inir? ("Hear, hear." "Hravo!") I thinks it wery hard a fi-ht'.igs miy sell mackerel on Sundays, and peoplonuv dress fish, if we arn't allowed to dress lidns' fronts. ( 'Bravo.") They d m't lino pen pie 5. for selling milk. Where d.i they yet the milk from? Don't ihoy milk the cow first And ain't it a shame as lellows may make a noise in the .street crying their skybluc, what they manufactures with chalk and water, and wo inu.-u't mix up a bit ' lather? (Hear.) Our parson says as work. of nccesi'y and chari'y are allowable. I not it a work of necessity for a man to gel eh a veil? Talk about .-having on a Haltir dny night, its all stuff! Why, some in mi -beards will grow up in a iiiglil. as yon all wery well knows. ctlemen, and how could they g decent to church if thev don't get shaved of u Sundjv muriiin'.' (Hear) And then I pays it'.- a work of elnttty for us in shave 'em, for it ain't every in in as can almvu him-elf, especially working men, fur thev can't handle no tools but their own, and some on 'em drinks a good deal, (hie cup.) ami then their hand shakes, and you knows, gentlemen, as tome on us u- lost customers lor h iving shaken hands, when we happened to gov 'em a nick accidental )v. (Laugh or.) I say it is charily, fur though they pays us, it aim always easy workto shave a sundav mornin's beard, perhaps a week's growth, and I've had tome stiff mis in my time. ''Hear," and laughter.) If you keeps open you'll be lined 5s. (Hear.) Mr Lloyd on hearing this bristled up in to a dreadful passion, anu roared out, uinn't shut up lor nobody." The Chapman. Then beep open, and he Mr Lloyd. I won't shut up; I'll see them -.11 firjti If they summonses me, I'M stick the summons on the shutter and ap- nnnl in l ie iinople. 15v , 1 revolution. (Cries of "Sit down," "You're lriinlf." Sicl I won't sit down. I'm an out-and out Iladicil. I'm a newsvender, ant! I sells the unstamped. Mr I'ott. Oh, you and your un stamped too. What have wo do with lint hair? That's the way the respectability of our profession gets injured, by barbers deal in in papers It's abominable, ("Hear," and hisses.) ; Mr Lloyd. Injures the purfession! No, more t'other. "Hear'' and uproar. I'l tell ye what Injures the purlos-ion under prico men, and your'ro one of 'em. Mr I'ott. You're are a liar. Mr Lloyd. I d advise you, .Mr Pott, to shut your put up, nrclse I'll spoil your mug for you! Cheers, and cries of "Order." TliO Chairman Order, gentlemen. I'm qui'.i! ashamed of you- Hear, heir. Wo don't c me here to light nnd lather one another. Hear. Sit down, Mr Lloyd; you are werry insulting. Air Lloyd. I won't sit down consulted no one. Hisses. An old Member of the fraternity hern sentimentally remarked, as ho knocked iho ashes out of his pipe, "Well. I never blush cd for the shaving trade before!" The Chairman. Gent linen, I call on our worthy deputy to make a few observations. The Deputy rose slowly from Ins seat, and replied gravely "I will, Aptill tongue makes a wise head, and I shan't say no more," Laughter and murmurs At tins stage of the proceedings a high- price man and a low priced man had strip jied to fight, and began to lather away in pood earnest, each eucuuraged by his party. After a slinrt brush, some of the less pug nacious interfered, and the combatants were seperated. Great uproar, however, still prevailed, until The Chairman obtained attention by bawling out, "All you wot means to keep open your shops on Sundays hold up your hand. All! all! Now nitnd, all hold up." Chi ars.j The greater portion ofthe meeting oboy cdthe mandate ofthe Chairman. Mr Wells whoappcared to bo the only sensible man amongst them, then rose and said ho had not come hero to speak, but seeing the manner in which they conduc ted themselves, ho could not refrain from calling thorn back, if possible, to a sense of decency. If he had known that they In tonded to amuse, or rather abuse, each olh txr In llmt dijrrostinrr waV. llO Would not havo come. It was really not the kind of behaviour he expected from persons wno had to wait upon gentlemen, and some times UDon ladies: and they ought to re member that they were persons of somo consequence in society, having a great deal to do with the heads of the nation. Laugh ter and cheers. He recommend them to keep their shops open until churl) time, and to conduct their necessary business on Sundays with the greatest decorum. If thev acted thus, he ihouirlit thev would not be lined, or if any should be fined, the whoju body should subscribe to pay it. He concluded by proposing a resolution to that effect. Mr Lloyd seconded the motion. Mr Divi- said he had been lined himself by Mr Chambers, the uiagi-trate. who in dieted the penalty, admitted lliu hardship ofthe case, and baid that people ought not to be prevented from getting shaved on Sundays. One of the overso rs of the pari-h in which he lived had told him that the law would be strictly inforced in every case He.Ihorefore, recommended every one should shut up his bhop, Great up roa r. Mr While said he was surgeon's barber, and was often called to a neighboring hos pilal to .-have broken-heads on Sundays, and had once beer, summoned for so doing For his own part, he should like to have his Sunday to himself. Continued up roar Mr Payne asked the last speaker whom he worked for? lie replied, that lie had formerly been employed by a lady, to whom he was now married. This was Hilly con tradicted by the querist in no very agree bio terms, and a "row" of the most inde scrilnblc nature ensued. The Chiirman in vain endeavored toob tain a hearing, although he announced that he had brought Rum's Juslue in his puck, el for their edification. More than '20 pcr-ons were talking at. top of their voices at one time, so that it was impossible to catch anything but an in comprehensible jargon, composed of ex pressing which fell from the different noisy orators, something like the following: "No humbugging chin-scraper shall over- wot never sarved his time tobum justice! like customers pulled by the nose and fined for charitable actions and K' cping mv kid.s--d--u the wigs! I never shave under i2d. you ho order fire snap holwater razors shabby rascal thiuv-villiaii gentlemen Indie-" and so on.. At length Mr Wells insisted upon having his m iti'iu put. The Chairman to read il, but could not; he therefore put it in Ins own way "all you that will keep open, hold up your hand. He declared it carried, and being asked to put the contrary lie replied Oh we don t want any contraries. The above mav appear burlesque, but it is fact, and proves the maxim, that truth it stronger t ban notion. rheo Uaruerou proccedinlis ended in a dispute as to who should pav the expense ol printing the plicards for calling the meeting together and the chairman with two or three of his supporters, was left in the lurch by iim rest. I arn't Extract from the address delivered by Edward Lverett, at South Deerfield, in commemoration of the ball tc fought at Bloody Hronk, in king Philip's war. Sept 18. 1C75. We select a passage which im mediately follows an account of the man ner in which that aboriginal monarch w,i killed: breed n i Such was the fate of Philip, which was im mediately followed by a termination of the war in every mta'ter. except the eastern frontier. It was a war of extermination between his followers and the whites hap py, if the kindred Iribes had learned wisdom from Ihe fatal lesson. Thus fell king Phil ip! The ground on which we stand is wet with the blood which Hi ved beneath the tomahawk of his young men; and the dark iiess oi night in these peaceful vales was often lis li ted up, in days of yore, by lb flames of burning villages kindled by Ins warriors. Hut tint blond has sunk, not forgotten, but forgiven, into the ground Havoc and dismay on longer stalk lliruugh lliu-u happy fields; and as we meet to-day to perform the simple and affecting rites of coiiiinemnr.ilion over the grave ol (lie gal Ijul victims ofthe struggle, let in dro a eoiiipassionaie tear nLo for these, the be. iiiglited children ol ihe forest the orphans ol Providence whose, cruellies have long since been expiated by their fate. It could not be expected of them to cuter inio th high ci ousels ol neeu. It was not d them dark an 1 uiiiti-trucled oven in th wisdom of man to comprehend the groa' design of Providence, ol which their wild ncss was the appointed theatre. It may well have exceeded their sjg-icily. as bailies ours, that this benign work shoul olten hivo moved forward through path ways dripping with blood. Yes! the sav ago fought a rdentles-. war; bill ho fought for his native land for the ground thai covered the bones nflns parents he fought for his squaw and papoose no, I will not defraud them of the sacred n noes which our hearts, understand ho taught for his wife and children. He would havo been not a savage, he would, have been a thing, for which Ian crua"c has no name for which neither hu man nor brute existence lias a parallel it he had not fought for them. Why, the very wild cat the wolf, will spring at the throat of the hunter, that enters Ins den: tho bear, tho catamount, will fight for his hollow tree. The Indian was a man; degraded, ignorant lavage, but a human creature ; aye, and ho had the feelings of a man. President Mather, in relation to the encounter of the 1st of August, IG7C the last but one ol the war, says, "l'lnlip hardlv e-capud with his life also, lie had fled and left his peage behind him, also his snuaw and his sjii were laueu captive, and are now prisoners at Plymouth. Thus hath God brought that grand enemy into irroiit misery, before lioquito destroyed him li must needs be bitter as death to lose his wife and only eon, (for the Indians are mar vellously fond and aflectionalo towards their children,) besides oilier relations, ana at most all his subjects, and country also.' I And what was the fate of Philip's wife and his son ? This is a tale for husbands and wives, for parents and children. Young men and women, yon cannot understand it' What was the fate of Philip's wife and child? She i a woman, he is a lad. They did imt surely hang them. No, that would have been mercy. Tho boy is the granu-on, his mother the ilnoghler-in-law of good Massa-soit. the first and the best friend the nglish ever had' in New Liiglund. Per haps perhaps, now Philip is slain and his arriors -cat'ered to the tour winds, they ill allow iih wife and son to go back, the idow and the orphan, to finish their days nil sorrows in their native wilderness. PIlis v were -old inio slavery ; We-t Indian Inverv! an Indian princess and child, sold from the cold breeze of Mount II ipe, from lie; wild freed. in of n New Hngland forest. to gasn under ilia lii-h, beneath the blazing sun ofthe trnnics! "Hitler as death ;" aye. bitter as hell ! Is there any thing, 1 do not say in lliu range of humanity ; is there any thing. animated, that would not struggle ngam.-l his ? Is there, I do not say a man, who has ever looked in the lace of Ills sleeping child; a woman, dial haseiven tuck and knows Huw tender' lis lo loe die babe milks tier; there a dumb beast, a brute creature, a thing of carl li or of air, the lowest in ere ation, so it be not wholly devoid of that mysterious instinct which binds the goner ations of beings together, that will not use lie arms, which nature has given it, il yoo molest the spot where its fledglings nestle, where its cubs are crying for their meal ? J hen think of the country, for which the Indians faughl ! Whu can blainethein? ts Philip looked down from his beat on Mount Hope, that glorious eminence, that, Throne of rojal shoe, uliicli far Oiiili'ine llic c.i 1 1 li uf Ormus or of Ind. Or lieie die gorgcom e.ut with richest hand, Shoucrs on her kings bji baric pomp and gold As he looked down and beheld the lovely scene which s,iread beneath, at a summer unset the uis'anl lull-tops blazing with gold, the slanting beams streaming along the waters, the broad plains, the island roup, the majestic forests. could be blamed, if his heart burned within him, as he ueheld it till pissing by nu tardy process Irom beneath Ins control into the hands of the stranger .' As tho river chieftains the lurds of the waterfalls and tho moult tain--, ranged this lovely valley, can it be wondered at it tliey beheld with bitterness the forest disappearing beneath the settler's axe ; the hmshing place disturbed by In awmilla? Can we funcv the feeling with winch some strong minded savage, the chief of the Pocomluck Indians, who would have a'ccndod the summit of the sugar-loaf mountain, (rising, as it does before us at this moment, in all its loveliness and gran deur,) in company with a friendly settler contemplating ihe process already made by the white man, and mat king the gigantic strides with which he was advancing into the wild wilderness, should fold his arm anu suy, "White man there is eternal war between me and thee I I quit r.ot the land ol my lathers, but with my lite. In those woods whero I bent my youth ful bow, I will still hunt the deer: over yonder waters I will still glide unre strained in my bark caunc. liy those dash tug walerlalls I will still lay up my win ter's store of food ; on these fertile mead owa I will still plant mv corn. Stranger the laud is mine ! I understand not these piper rights. I have got my consent, when as thou -avesi mese uroad regions were purchased for a few baubles from my fa thers. I hev could sell what was theirs thev could sell no mure. How could my father sell that which the Great Spirit sent me into the world to live upon ? Thev new nut what they did. Tho stranger came, a timid suppliant few and fuebl aim asked to lie down on the red man bear skiuaud warm himself at the red mm fire, and have a little piece of land, to rai- corn lor his women and children and now he has become strong, and mighty, and bold, and spreads mil his parchment over the whole, and savs it is mine. Stranger ihero is not room for us both. The Great Suirtt has not made us tn live together. There i- poison in the white man's cup the while man's dog b uks at the red man heels. Il I should leave the laud of mv fathers, whither shall I fly .' Shall I gu to the Booth anil dwell among the graves n ihe reniini.r fliill I wander to Ihe West the n - ee .vioK'iwk. ihe miu-ealer is my foe. ftinill I 11 y lo Ihe l'ilst, Ihe great water is helore nut. No, stranger, hero have lived and hero will I din j nnd if hurt th hi ubide-,1, there Is an eternal war be tween ine an thee. Thou hast taught mi lliy arts of destruction; for that nlone thank thee; and now take heed to ihy steps, tho red man is thy foe. When thou guest forth by day, my bullet shall whistle by Mice; when thou heal rioirn by night my knifu is at ihy throat. The noonday sun shall not discover lliy enemy, and the darkness ol midnight shall nut protect thy rest. Thou shall plant in terror nnd I will reap in blond ; thou shall sow the earth with corn, aud I will strew it wiili ashes thou shall go forth with the sickle, and I will follow after with the 6calping knife; thou shall build and I will burn, till the white man or Indian cease from the land Gn thy way for this time in safetybut remember, stranger, there .is eternal war between mo and thee !" osopher wis a miserable and disappointed . vv ... ,.1ow t t Ucdecmer ivct, man. Ilemr.l death his true, Willi eometli. I ,, , ' , l i utiu way uiiiuii mourning ill lliu uuit-'utuu dwelling. Kate was able to feel and toll and beautiful hopes Icyond the perishing things of ilhc naltiril world. Ho loved ii. .r (...! i i IIIU VUII19JI YJVIU lUjlllUII UAUl'VUilie, UUilU ty, not loqthcir nanlcstation of an over ruling intelligence, Life had become a burthen to him; hit his spirit recoiled at the datr.pnofs and sience ofthe sepulchre the cold, (tibrokeiiileep and the slow wast ing awai of morality. He perished, a worshipper of III at beaut y, which but fatuly shai'.ows forth 111 unimaginable glory of Us Creator. Atthe closing hour of day, when tht broad V est was glowing like the gates of Paradie, and thu vino, hung hills this btantifol nnd were bathed in the ich light of suiiet, the philosopher depart ed. Tht: last lance of his glaring eye, was t) biu ar tverlasttng farewell to exis lence, Uie 'asJfiomage of a god-like intellect to hollincff nd boauty. The blackness of darincss wis before him : the valley ofthe sliadow odcath was to him unescapnblc and clcrni ! the better land beyond it was shrouded rum his vision. wlnttier like dimness, Lot lie had no pure Till': INFIDKL. It is an awful commentary on the doc trini's of Infidelity, that its most strenuous supporters have either miserably falsified their sentiments in the moment of trial, or lermitiaied llieir existence in obscurity and utter wretchedness. The gifted author of the ''Age of Reason," passed the last years of his life in a manner which thu meanest slave that ever trembled beneath the lash uf the la-k master, could have no cause to envy. Kosscau, might indeed bo pointed nut, as in some degree, an exception : but il is well known, that tho enthusiastic phil- Irom the New-York Mirror. THE TIMPTATIO.V OF HACIIAEL MORRISON. It waadclear, sunny September morning brightf.nd cheerful. Autumn was steal ing not triuimr over the landscape, and Itachaelilorrison looked out upon a joy ous pictuji as she sat within the window f her fatjer's house. Her tyj) younger sisters had spread a richly friigjd carpet beneath a verandah that was iu tained by clustering vines ; the elder of then had filled a basket with the rich cluitnrs,of the purple gape and held it up, a ditl)e temptation to little Miriam and a boundug grey-hound, tho pot and torment tf th family. Kate Morrison, the tempter, wouVl not however, suffer either of them to tou;h a single grape until she had first jrcsited the basket lo Rochael ; indeed her youthful sisters loved Itachael dearly, aid loved her the more for that the rose was fading from her cheek, and her hps seldom smiling as was their custom in former times. I have often observed that the love of child'cn increases with tho ill ness of a friend u" companion, a beautiful illustration of the disinterested nature of true love. There is n butch, llachael, a bnnch fit fur a queen ! The doctor said you might cat grapes." " Thank you, dear Kate, they are very fine, indeed; but youshould not have tempt ed Miriam and Tina with them," Oh !" replied Kate, laughing, "I love to tempt ilium, to lease them a little, it does them good." "No, I do not think so," said Itachael 'I am not fond of quoting from the holy scriptures on trivial occasions, but you must remember we nray not to be led into temptation ; and, Kate, looking on tho temptation with which you tempted your little sisler and the pretty hound, made me think " "What, sister ." "Upon mine own !" "Yours, Rachael ! I did not tempt you with grapes." "Grapes!" repeated Rachael Morisson, smiling, though there was madness in the mile. "No, not with grapes; yet I have had my temptation I will tell you when you are old enough to understand its nature." Hut I twi old enough, Rachael. I shall be seven next month. Perhaps, sister, you wure templed to tell a story ?" "Nu." "To wear tight shoes at the dancing lesson " "No !" To go into tho garden and gather cher ries without leave ."' 'To ride the kicking poncy ?" "Indeed, my Kate, you need not attempt lo find out. Listen to me; If it pleases heaven thai 1 should live until you have completed your seventeenth year, I will relate to you my 'temptation;' if (listen to me, Katharine) I am taken from you into the world of spirits, before you nttain the beauty and incur tho dangers uf woman hood, I will leave a written testimony that may warn you how to avoid the sorrows which have planted and watered the wil lows that are already growing over my early grave." Kale did not quito understand what her sister meant, but she saw that her eyes were tilled with tears, and so she crept si lently to her side and looked up into her face, and felt her heart sad within her. A little time and the sharp winds of an un usually cold spring sent, the physician said, poor Rachael Morisson to an early grave. There was ono who knew otherwise, who know that the iron had entered her soul, and festered in Us coro, and that her body , .1-1! .' - .. ..i , , how truly she missed "The glancing of licr flstcr's eye, ' Tito waving ofher hair, The footsteps lightly glidin; 1)V, The hand so Email and fair." But Itttlo Miriam soon forgot her troubles in the excitement of black frocks and a crape bonnet. ' Years pass, as well as months; and when we review them, wo think they pas3 ns quickly. The retrospect of both is nearly tho same; but the prospect, how different. Kathcrine Morisson had completed her seventeenth year, and was already arrived at Ilia dangerous distinction of being a belle and a beauty. She had almost ceased to remember that her sister, whose beau tiful form was now part and parcel of the earth wherein il lay, left a 'written testi mony' of her trials ; that she laid open her Heart's (eclings. hopes and disappointments for her advantage; that to prevent her sister's tears she had re-shed her own, for alio had torn afresh wounds which time had comparatively healed, and had again cnun led the drops of blood dialilled from her lacerated heart. "My blessed child I" said her mother, "have you forgotten poor Ita chad's legacy? how she bequeathed you tho knowledge ot her 'temptation.' that your fate might not bo as hers ?' She laid a fiw leaves of paper upon her tabic, fairly and plainly written ; and Kate retrimed her lamp, and flung the garland from her brow, that she might read ihe following story of her dead sister. the to "A woman, Kate, a young unmarried woman's trials, are generally of the affec. lions: trials of temper, trials of judgment trials of power, como afterward; but ' young girl's trials, are of the heart. "I hope you have not yet understood what it is to love ; unless indeed, you love what is lovely, lovely not only for lime, but for eternity. Tho impression made on young heart may bo considered light ; and yet it is loiij, oh, how long ! before it wear out: I found it so. The remembrance of your sister, ofthe once living reality i.l he who pens these lines, will, before you read them, have faded to an outlined vision You will remember a thin, pale girl, who loved flowers and mit-no and for whom vuu gathered Ihe finest. grapcs;and the though of her will bring back her last kiss, her white brow, her dead hand, the never be forgotton touch of death ! the tears, mother's precious tears ! and then Ihe fun oral ! Aye, my beloved siitcr, it will be visum, but wo may learn wisdom Irom sucJi. "I did think too highly of my acquire monts, and practiced them more for the ealicjof display, than a desire to give pica sure. They attracted the attention of one who, possessed of much beauty, much tal cut, and some, indeed many, amiable qual ities, was nevertheless deficient in the great requisites for domestic, much less Christian happiness. For a lime, wo were as two gay butterflies sporting in the sun shine; I learned to see with his eyes, to hear with Ins cars, to feel his feelings, to live but in his presence ; and yet I hardly knew it : was not that t-trange ? Ono of tho mysteries ol love , perpetually denying his influence with my lips, lying iu my heart; practicing self-deception; but how ever I might havo succeeded iu deceiving myself, I did not, J could not deceive him. Ho knew his power, and while ho loved me, All! Kate, take my experience with you into the world, and remember that while men talk of love, women feel it J -loved me, he believed well, yet endeavored to lauh at my 'amiable weakness, early prejndicct-, want of .vorldly knowledge.' Such ho termed in honied words, woman's best and surest safeguard, her refuge, her hope, her shield and buckler. At first I was alarm ed but ho niver wounded my feelings. Day by day, secure of my affections, he became more careless in his expressions, though he gave mo nu reason to suppose that he was guilty of infidelity. I wanted the courage and iu truth, the Christian knowledge to combat his assertions : and for a long time I sheltered myself under the was too delicate to withstand tho struggles of her mind. Her mother closed her eyes and sorrowed over her bier, but not os one having no hope, for her last blessed words ed tuo-yes, I diii-belicve it. I gave my self up to the intoxication of an unsancliG cd hope, and I fought agoinst my doubts and Christian terrors; it was tho last Sun day before our marriage, and we were to take the sacrament together. Ho had agreed with so ninensocming pleasure that we should do so. that I hailed it as a hap py omen; and on the memorable' Sabbath morning entered a bower whoso roses and jasmine had been twined by uis hands which made them doubly dear to me. U was a bright and halm; day the sprays were bending beneath tl.o dewdrops, and the air was heavy with perfume; everything was hushed and silent even the song of the bird was tempore Jin its sweetness; and I prayed o'-i IwW fetvently prayedj that I might llmt e might together find way, the i and the life.' "I had cscapeu from the tumult of com pany to commune with my own heart, and He, to 'whom ol! hearts are open,' knowsj that I prayed moro for him than for myself. Suddenly, the church-bell sounded in my ear, and 1 rose to attend its fileised sum tnons. I was pushing back the the silvet stars of a clustering jasmine that curtained the arbor's entrance, when I saw the ob ject o! my prayer corning towarus me; per haps I would not have drawn back had ho 'icon alone, bui an intimate friend, who was to have been his groomsman, was with him, and I shrank beneath the shade. As they approached, they laughed and talked together and so loudly that I heard what cneofihem would have g'.ven worlds I never had heard. The sacrament will take up so much time, that I cannot meet you at I intended.' This sentence attracted inj attention', though when indeed did ho speak that I was not attentive? Oh. how I shuddered at what followed! Then why do you go.' Why tubmit td what you despise? I would not do it for any woman upon eirlh!' I would do more than that for Rach ael; but when once away Irpm this, she will get rid of her early prejudices, and betome one of the world; her mind is comprehen sive, and her love for ine will tend to tesch her the superiority of rational over fornal religion.' ' 'To have a preaching wife to be obli ged to -nig psalms on Sundays, and take the sacremciu once a month a pretty prospect of domestic felicity!' " "Pshayou do nut suppose that my present life is a type of what is to come?; I do not ir'cnd lobe canonized under the denomination of Saint Alfred; but it pleases her, and believe me she is not half so ha as she was. I remember when she would not read a newspaper on Sundiy." " 'Is it possible !' "Fact my honor. Now she is getting better and better: I must tolerate! the mummery till we are married, and tlien ' "Kate. Kate, I heard no moro. A tor rent of bitterness overwhelmed mo. The blessed sicrcmeut to be termed 'mumme-ry'--thuman for whom I lived and prayed) to exult that my religion was declining to plan its destruction! I do not ask you to pity me now, because my transgressions have been pardoned my race ruu my sorrows ceased their troubling my spirit found its rest! but then, or rather when restored to perfect consciousness, you havo pitied me. "For weeks I could not leave my bed; the delirium of brain fever for a time spar ed mo worse agonies, but the temptation was with mo ot ill. I knew Alfred's atten tion had been unremitting -that he had watched over me they said ho had prayed for me. Oh! to whom was he to nrav? his people wore not my people, his (Sod nut my God. And yet I loved him loved him in my heart of hearts prayed for him; Kate, I pray fur him still at morn, at mid night by the wayside, and in secret; his nainii is on my lips! My mother, though she knew by bittor experience that two can never be as one, except iu the Lord sho nlmust wishes me to perform my contract she feared that, though tho spirit was wil ling, the flesh was weak--and she talked of the believing wife saving the unbelieving hope, almost the belief that ho did but jest, j husband. It might be so; and had I marrU And awful as it was still it was a comfort, a coward's comfort, truly, that has no truth for its foundation. My dear mother, too. trembled while she prayed fur my happi ness; but my father thought of thu rplen dor of tho allianco and rejoiced I herein. "The lime approached for our union, nnd tho care, attention and tenderness of my affianced husband made mo almost forget what then I had hardly time lo think upon amid the congratulations, the preparation?, and the festivals that wero to coleb'ato our marriage. Hvery one, loo, assured me how certain I was of happiness, and I rjnduivor cd, believing that he believed, I would havd born my cro0; but the 'llui had been gra cioitaly removed from mine eyes-he was an acknowledged infidel, regarding iho holy ordinances of lehgion as inurumerief. Could I look up tn, select such a one as my guide through life? My fathor spurned mo from him talked of the lands which I had lust the station I had cast away.' My bridemuids mourned that their splendid drcsse.t could not bu worn: and you, Kate, a Ittllj Jairy ol'livu yuirs old, wept bitterly Iho loss of tho cake. Jlut oh! when be, the loved ono, promised to be all I desired;

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