Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 5, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 5, 1839 Page 1
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VLvlivutxxtw, NOT THE LORY OF GIF. & R II V T T l R W R T. F A RR O F R O M R . HY If. 1?. STACY' FRIDAY, JUJLY 5, 1839. VOL. XIIT No. 028 Wbt m 0ttt mtm. Mil. Stacy :--N one has obtained mote fnine, among our A iticricnn poets than Omvkii Wendell Holmes. There is h gi eat ileal of luimor in the following vcrsc-a. One may npptcci ale il now, as llie 'Hot Season' so soon approach es. If you will ghe the following a pl.ire in 50111 column?, you will gratify many of jour rcndfis, and Htnong the lest, Sir, Youia &c. S, W.J THE HOT SEASON. The folks, that on the first of May Wote winter mats ami liotc, 13egan to say, the fl rs r of June, "Hood ! hniv hot il urova." At lael two l-'iihronliriis blew up, Anil killed tivii fhilihrii smill, Anil one harnncirr shot dead A tutor with its ball ! Now all il.iy long the loniM sang Anions the le.iflcs tress ; Tin re new hotels warped inside out, The pumps could only wheeze , And ripe old wine ihat'twcnly jcar8 Had coliwchbed o'er in vain, Onie spuming through the rotten coiks Like July's hest Champagne ! The Worcester locomotives did Their tiip in half an hour ; The Lowell can ran fnrly miles Define ihey check M the power; Tt-t It lirinnlnne soon hecame a drug And loco focoi fell ; All iifkeil fur ice hut every where Saltpetre was to sell ! riuinp men of morning ordered tights, liui, eie I lie. scnreliins noons '1'lieir c.iiiulle mould had grown as loose Ax Co-sink pantaloons ! The lings r.iu rn.ul men cnuld not Iry If water ihey would chooe. ; A li'irse fell dead, he only left Vur red hot, rusty shoes ! Hut man the people could not hear The rliglilesi hint nf fiic ; Aluinn to caloric drew A flimd of s.ivage ire ; The leae? on heat were all lorn out Fiom every honk at school, And manv lii.n ksuarils kicked and caned, Because they said "Keep Cool I" The ffos-liglit companies were mobbed Tlio b.ikers all were shot ; The penny-press began to talk Of Lynching Doctor Nott ; And all about the waiehnu'c steps Were angry men in droit?, Ciarking and splintering through the doors To smash the patent Stoves ! The abolition men and maids Were laiined to such a Into, You scnrc.o could tell ihein from their friends, Uns llieir dr wen- Hl.OE ; iul when I left, ociely Hud burst its ancient" guard', Am! Hintlle-street and Temple. Place Wcic interchanging cards ! A Recriptto hll a nbwmmpkii.A punter's tlcvil cantu running' to nn Editor, ftyinff, "Sir, wc linvc a space in I he paper which wo tiro al a loss how lo fill tip." "Pshaw! nothing is easier" paid the acute I-! Jitor. "insctt that 'last night nn elderly gentleman promenading in St. James' park, was knocked down by two ruffians and robbed nl his money and his gold-heeded cane.' " The devil vanished for n while, but food returned and told his master that "there were several words loo many nnd some must be severed!" "why, then" said 1 ho Editor, "you mny leave out, or sever, "the gold bended cane!" From ilic I'lallsburgh Republican, Cor.. Stunk Sir : I have been permitted to make the following extract from the Memoirs ol the venerable E'kannh Watsnn, of Pott Kent. If you think it will interest your nailers a much as the same space ncctintcd by politics or ' WeHer-ism,' (some of which I consider rather worser isms.) you are at liberty to publish it. Your?, as ever, X. LAFAYETTE AT BURLINGTON, Vt. June 29ih. 1025 From "Watson's .Memoirs." Unpublished. I first pa w this great man when on my travels to Georgia from Rhode-Island, on the 29th of September, 1777 a wounded young French officer need 19, (mv own ngc.) stretched on a mattross at Johnson's spacious, tavern in Hclhlehem. l'ennsylva nia. Four soldiers had just brought lnm on a litter from the Brandywinc battle ground, where he held a distinguished com mand, and acquitted himself with great credit. The next lime I saw him was in Mny, 1778, going onboard the first American frigate ever built, under the agency of the celebrated John Drown, with whom I resi ded as a clerk. She was then on the locks, and was called the 'Providence. II THE FORTUNES OF A COUNTRY GIRL. Kinm the Gentlemen's Magazine. - LINES ON WOMAN. In reply lo a slanderer uho contemptuously compared ivomen to weather-vanes, Thejesl by feeble malice sped, liecnils npiin llie eliindeier's bend; If Mc.iiliei-ane I lit sex resemble, I'll tell thee huw ! (live ear and tremble I I.iko 5 under object of thy mirth, Woman, tbnugli resident on i-aith In n.nive iilue tempest pmnf, I'louiall ih it suit keeps high ulonf; Summer and uimer, nigtii and day, riinuli thunders tour, and lightning!) play, Calm in hei station she lenuiin ; n.Kied i ininence maintains; 'I heie piut'iUing nilnni-sion siill, To eerv lueath nf lle-nen's will, Iiy r.iillifiilii('!-s ill danger Iried, Ik-comes innn'.s monitor irid guide. 13. 11. A GOOD PLAN. Gibbon i.i Ins "Decline nnd Fall" relates that among I he Locrians of ancient Greece he, who proposed any new law, stood forth before the People with a hem pen cravat encircling his throat, and if th'i law was rejecled, the proposer was immediately strangled ! The crude "proposition?,1 pracucanie sencmes, tunc-wasting "mo lions," the boring speeches and 6narlin debates which too often occupy the alien tion of Congress, would, if such a rcgula t inn were adopted, never bo perpetrated If the above good plan were introduced into tho Icgislotive councils, the persuasive tongue ol Wisdom would only wag; the voices ot Eloquence and Candor would only dare to make themselves heard, and then Scnundrolis m, Ignorance and their com nnninn, IMPERTINENCE would slink away into their proper silence and obscuri iy. SIGOURNEY'S LAS V PUN. Tho New Yorker, (which, by Iho way nn excellent hebdomadal,) in one of Iho lato numbers, mentions an instance oftho"ru Jing passion strong in death" in tho case of Sigourney the noted punster of Bo9ton As he was taking his final leavo of this world and actually dying in tho presence the Physician, a servant tripped into the room and called tho doctor out, saying joo uocc (the man was tipsy.) "A man has fallen down tho well!" Tho appal lin" information was overheard by Sigour ncy, and, when the Doctor ro, appeared, ho lifted up his head and inquired in ascarco otidiblo whisper-"! say, Doctor-t the mnn in wELL-if in:, or did ho kick the buiket?" is person nl this time was tall and slender, and rather light complexion. The next time I saw him was after the lapse of 47 years, nl the City Hold in New ork, 3d Aug. 1821, the day subsrquent to his landing from Brondywine frigate, direct from France. He was then receiving nu merous visits from gentlemen, forming a semi-circle in a spacious room. We wait- some time in anxious suspense; at length he entered the circle, accompanied his secretary and several American offi cers, passing round from man to man, drop ping a passing word lo each, and s qucrzing our hands with almost o convulsive grip. was with dithculty I could realize that Ibis was the identical being I ebw at Beth lehem nearly half n century previous. I uld not discover bv analyzing Ins Icaturcp, when he carno in close contact with me, the slightest resemblance. Age and cares, involving the best interests of tho human family, and the wonderful vicissitudes he had encountered in thntlnng period, a ell in America ns in Europe, had com- lely metamorphosed htm, both in person and fealtire.9. The Inst time I saw him was at Burling. ton, Vermont, nn the 29th June. 1825, on return to New York from his grand tour of the 21 Untied Stnlcs. Ho was conducted into the Village, in an open bnrntichn, from the cat, bv Gov. Van es. I dined with him at Gould' (for. merly Howard'-) Hotel, with about one hundred and (illy guest, including many nr. wo n veteran oltieers of the Revolution. was nddre-ed bv Mr- Griswohl nn the ptnzzi facing llie public square, in a happy vein of patriotism, in winch he recapiitiln ted his nnbln deeds in tho glorious cause of American Independence, as well as the volutions in France, and closing with leep expressions of a Nation's gratitude. jitfayetto responded impromptu, to each point of the address with great precision ud in good sound English without any hesitation iti an audible, diMtnct articula tion, as if at home in his native language, and in a manner which astonished me. At least a hundred old veteran pension ers soldiers of the Revolutionory wor wero drawn up in front of 'he piaza, listening with attentive ears to each word: At the close they gave three hearty cheers, their hats waving over their hoary heads. He pent the evening in a crowded party of ladirs and gentlemen, at Uov. Van INcss s; from whence at midnight we conveyed him on board the steam-boat Phoenix the wharf crowded with men, women andchtl Iren to witness the cxhilerating sceno. riirce steam boats were in waiting to join the escort all brilliantly illuminated, with many proud streamers triumphantly waving to (tin breeze. Wc took our final leave in the cabin all deeply nffected whero he continued at least an hour standing and saluting all who npprnnched. As Iho boats were about starting, I stole away Irnm the crowd, and mounting n pilu of boards, (wrappetl up in my cloak, the night being chilly,) to contemplate (ho passing scenes in full review, solus, and without interruption. Tho boats hazed round in beautiful and brilliant display, and then shaped their course south, for White hall. Words fail mo in expressing my delightful sensations in contemplating (his great anu goon man tins second Washing. Ion of tho Revolutionary wor, in die midst of a new generation, with a few solitary exceptions, anu mo last ot his wcncrals. Thcso rellections affected mo even (o tear?, in tho midst of tho roaring of cannon, the ringing of bells, bands of music, anil the cheering nf thousands nf grateful hearts. Tho night was serene Hie moon shono bright cvory thing above and below seemed to add splendor, and lo conspire in giving solemnity and glorious effect to tho delightful scene. Farewell, Lafayette! a long and last farewell! May heaven ro ward thy virtues, and thv bravery; and mnv nrres nrofit therobv. throuehout this ucnigiiicu worm. A BT0I1V. One dav. I will not soy how many years ago lor I inlcnrt to no very mysterious tor a time with my readers n young woman stepped from a country wagon that hud jif-l arrived nt tho yard gntu nf tho (anions Chelsea Inn, the Goal and, n name formed by corrupting lime nut ol the pioti.s original, 'God pncompat.sclh us.' The young woman seemed about tho age of If;, nnd was decently dressed, though in the plainest ruMic fashion of tlm times. She was well fnrtned and well looking, both form and looks giving indications of the ruddy health consequent upon exposure to sun and air in the country. After step oing from tho wagon, which the driver immediately letl in the court yard, the girl stood for a moment in apparent uncertainly whither to no. when tho mistress of the inn. who hnd come to the door, observed her hesitation, and had como to the door, observed her hesitation, nnd asked her to enter and tako rctt. The young woman readily obeyed tho invitation, and soon, by tho kindness of tho landlady, found herself by the fireside of n nicely sanded parlor, with wherewithal to refresh herself after a long nnd tedious journey. "And so, my poor girl,1 t-nid the landlady, after having heard, in rclurn for her kind ness, the whole particulars of the young woman's situation nnd history, 'so thou Inst come all this way to seek service, and have no friend but John Hodge, the wngnner ? Truly, lie is like to give thee but snnll help, wench, toward getting a place.' 'Is service then difficult to be had ." asked tho young woman, sadly. 'Ah, marry, good situations, nt least, are hard lo find. But have a good heart, child,' said tho landlady, and as she continued, she looked around her with nn air of pride and dignity, 'thou scesl what I havo come to myself; and I left tho country a young thing just like thyself, with as little to look to. But (isn't every ono for certain, that must look for such n fortune, and in any case it mutt be wrought for. I showed myself a gord servant before my poor old Jacob, heaven rest his soul, made me mis tress of the Goat and Compasses. So mind thee, girl .' Tho landlady's Fpeech might have gone on a long way; for tho dame loved well Iho sound of her own tongue, but for the inter ruption occasioned by tho entrance of a gen,tlema,n,tvhen (he landlady rose, and welcomed htm heartily. 'Ha! dame,' said iho now comer, who was n stout, respectably attired person of middle ago. 'how sells the good ale Scarcely a drop left in the cellar, I hope?' 'Enough left tcu-givi- your worship u draught after your long walk,' as 6he rose implied in her words. 'I walked not,' was tho gcnllemnn's re turn, 'but look a pair of oars, damn, down the river. Thou knowest I always come to Chelsea myself to gee if thou lackest any thing.' Ah, sir,' replied the landlady, 'and it is by that way of doing business (hat you havo made yourself as all the city says, the richest man in Iho Brewer's Corporation: if not in all London il6elf.' 'Well dame, the better for mo if it is so,' aid the brewer, with a smile ; 'but let us have the mug and this quite pretty friend of thine shall pleasure us, mayhap, by (astiog with us.' The landlady was not long in producing a stotip of alo, knowing that her visiter never set an exaniplo hurllnl to his own interests by countenancing the consumption of foreign spirits. Right, hostess,' said the brewer, when he had tasted it, 'well made and well kept, and that is one,' said he, filling one of the measures of glasses which had been placed beside tho stoup, 'wilt ihou drink tins to thy sweetheart's health i ?' I he poor country girl to whom (Ins was addressed declined the profi'-red civility. and with a blush, but the landlady exclaim cd, 'coinn, silly wench, drink his worslnp'i health; he u inure likely to get llieeaser. vice than John Hodgo tho wagoner.' This girl has come many a mile, con. tinued the hostess, 'to seek n place in town that she may burden her family no moro at home.' 'To seek service !' exclaimed the brewer 'why then it is perhops well met willi Has she brought a character with her, or can you speak for her, dame." 'She has never yet boon nway from homo, sir, but her face is her churacter said the kind. hearted landlady; 'I warrant sho will bo a diligent and trusty ono.' 'Upon thy prophecy, hostoss, will I take her into my own service; for but yesterday was my housekeeper complaining of the want of help, since the deputy.-hip brought me moro into the way of entertaining tho people ol tho ward. Ere tho wealthy brewer and deputy left the Goat anil Compasses, arrangement wero made for sending tho country girl to Ins house in tho city on (he billowing day Proud nf having dona a kind action, the garrulous hostess look advanlngo of the circumstance to doltver on immensely Ion harrnnguo to the young woman on her new duties, and on tho dangers lo which youth is exposed in large cities. The girl heard her benefactress with mntlesl thauKiuiiicss but n morn minute observer than tho good landlady might hnvo seen in the eye and countenance of Iho girl a quiet firmness of expression, such as might havo induced llie cutting short of Iho lociuro. However tho landlady's lecluro did end, and towards tho evening of tho day lollowing Iter nrn val ot tho Goat and Compasses, tho youth lul rustic found horsolf insialled as hntisc maid in tho dwelling of tho rich brewer. Tho fortunes of this girl it is our purposo to follow, Tho first change in her condi tion which look placo subsequent to that related, was her elevation to the vacated post of housekeeper in the brewer's family. In this situation sho was brought moro lhan formerly in contact with her master, who found ample means for ndminng her propriety of conduct, as well ns her tkilful ehiiiintuy of management. By degrees he began to find her presence necessary to his hnpiuuess : and being n man both of hnnorn bio nnd independent mind, ho at length offer ed her his hand. Ilwas nccepted; nnd 'he, who had but four years before left her country homo barefooted, became the wif'o of one of the richest citizens in London. For many years Mr. Aylesbury, for such was the name of tho brewer, nnd his wife lived in happiness nnd comfort together. H5 was a man nf good family and connex ions, and consequently of higher breeding than Ins wife, could boast of ; bin on no oc casbn had ho ever to blush for the partner he had chnen. Her calm, inborn strength, il not digniU cf character, conioincd with nn extreme quickness of perception, made her fill her place at her husband's table with ns much grace and credit as if sho had been born to the station. Anil, ns time run nn. the rrsnectnhilit v of Mr. Avleshn ry's positionucntvcd n gradual increase. He became Sit Alderman, and subsequently a Sheriff of the city, nnd in consequence of tho latter elevation was knighted- Alter- wards and now n part of the mystery pro jeclcd nt the commencement of Ibis story must he broken in upon, ns far as timo concernRil--afterwnrils,tlH) important place cli the wealthy brewer held in the city called down upon him the attention nnd Invor ol Kirt; (Jhnrlps I., then anxious to conciliate tho good will of the citizens, and iho city knight received tho farther honor of baronetcy, Lady Aylo-hnry, in the year of her mar riage life, gave birth to a daughter, who proved an n ilv child, and around whom, a was natural all the hopes and wi-dies of the parents entwined themselves. This ilattgliler had only reached the age; of seventeeen when bur father died, leaving nn immense tortuno nelnntl him. It wn6 nt first thought that the widow and dangh ter would become the inheritors of tin without the shadow of a dispute. But it proved otherwise. Certain relatives of the deceased brewer set up a plea upon the foundation of a will made in their favor before the deceased had become married With her wonted firmness, Lady Aylesbu ry immediately took steps for the vtndica lion ol her own ond her child's rights. young lawyer who had been a frequent guest at her husband's table, nnd of whoso abilities elio had formed n high opinion was the person whom she fixed upon as l he legal asserierof her cnu-c. Edward Hyde was indent youth of rrrent ability. - riintigh only twenty. lour years of age at the period referred to, and though he had pent much of his yot'thlul time in the soct ly ofthegayand fashionable of tho tiny he had not neglected the pursuits to which his fonnlj s wish, as well ns his own taste hail devoted him. But it was with consid ernblo hesitation, anil with a feeling of anxious diffidence, thnl he consented to tin ' dertake the charge of Lady Aylesbury's case: for cert tan strong though utucen out) acknowledged sensations were at work in his bnom, to make him fearful of the responsibility and anxious about the result. The voting lawyer, however, became counsel for tho brewer's widow and daugh ter. and by a striking exertion of eloquence, and display of legal ability, gained their suit. Two ilnys after the successful plea der was seated beside Ins two clients. Lady Avlesbury'fl u-unl manner was quiet and composed, but fr-ho now spoke warmly of her gratitude; to the preserver of her daughter from want, and also tendered a fee a payment munificent indeed for the occasion, i no young unrrister nut not seem at cao during Lady Aylesbury's ex pression of her leeltngs. He shifted upon his chair, changed color, looked to M'isb Aylesbury, played with tho purso before him, tried to speak, but stopped short, and changed color ngniu. Thinking only of best expressing her own gratitude, Lady Aylesbury nppenred not to observe hnr visiter's confusion, hut nrose, saying, 'In token that I hold your services nhovo com pensation in Iho way of money, I wish also to give you n memorial of my gratitude in another shape. As sho spoke thus, she drew a bunch of keys from her pocket, which every lady carried in those days, and left the room. ration. When abroad he was so much esteemed by the exiled Prince (afterwards ,narles lljostn be appointed Lord High Jhancnllor of England, which appointment was conferred when tho king was restored his throne. Some years nlterwords, Hyde was elevated to the peerage, first to tho rank of a baron, and subsequently ns tinn oi vmrenuon, n line wiucii no mnuu fainnusin English history. I hesu events, so briefly nnrrnted. occu pied a large space of time, during which, Ijaily Aylesbury passed her days in quiet and retirement. She hnd now ihn gratifi cation nf beholding her daughter Countess I Clarendon, and of Foeiticr the grand children who had been born to her, m'ti"- tng as equals with the noblest in the land. But still n moro exalted fate nwaited the lescendnnte ol the poor friendless girl who had come to London, in search nf service, in n wagoner's van. Her grand-daughter. Ann Hyde, a voting lody nf spnit, wit, nnd benuty, had been appointed, while her fain ly stayed abroad, one ot the maids of honor to the Princess of Orange, and in that situ otion had attracted so strongly the regards of Jama. Duke of York, nnd n brother of Charles II.. that ho contracted a private marnago with her. Tho birth of a child lorcetl on him a public announcement of this contract, and ere lonir tho urnnd daughter of Lady Aylebnry was openly rccetvcil liv the Koyal Family and the people of England, as Duchess of York, nnd sister in-law of the sovereign. Lady Aylesbury did not long survive this event. But ere she dronnetl into the rrrnvo. at a ripe old age, sho saw her descendants heirs presumptive of tho British crown King Charles had married, but hnd no legiliuiate issue, and accordingly, his broth er's lamtly hnd the prospect and rights ol succession. And, in reality, two immediate descendants of the barefooted country trl did it ttmatulv fill the throne Marv (wile ot William ill) and liueon Ann, princes sesbolh of illustrious memory. Mien were tho torltines of the youm' woman whom the worthy landlady of the uoai onu uomnasses was fearful of en eonraging to rash hopes by a reference to the lolly position which it had been her own fate to attain in life. In one assertion at least, the hostess was undoubtedly right that success in life must bo labored "for in some way or other. Without Iho nru dence and propriety of conduct which won llie esteem and love of the brewer, the sequel of the country girl's history could ooi nave occn sucn as it is. PROVERBIAL RHYMES. "Proverbs existed befifc? Books." D' Israeli, Great wits to madnejgjl'ara near allied. nna-Uicir p.-.:iition 'do their bounds dmdo' Ho that buys eggs buys many shulls ; But he that buys good ale buys nothing clso An Editor who would please all and himself Surely undertakes what nouo can do. loo When I did well, I heard it" never; When I did ill, I heard it ever. Vcssols large may venture more, But little boats should kocp noar shore. DRYOEN's DEfCRirTION OF WIT. "A thousand difiorcnl shapes wit wears Comely in thousand shapes appears; 'Tis not a talc, 'tis not a jest Admir'd with laughter at a feast ; Nor florid talk, which can this littlo gaiu, i'he proofs of wit for over must remain." What passed during her absence between tho parties whom she lefl together, will bo best known by the result. When Latly Aylesbury returned, she found her dough I or standing with averted eyes, bin Iter hand within that of Edward Hyde, who knoll on the mother's entrnnco nnd besought her consent to their union. Explanations of tho feeling which the parties entertained for each other ensued, ond Lady Aylesbury was not Inng in giving tho desired consent. 'Gtvo mo leave, however,' said sho to the lover, 'to place round your neck the memo, rial which i intended fur yon ; this chain,' it was a superb gold one 'was n token of gralituile from tho ward in which ho lived, to my dear husband.' Lady Aylra. bury's calm serious eyes wero filled with lenrsasshc threw the chain round Edward's nock, saying, 'These links wero borno on iho neck of n worthy anil honored man. May thou, my beloved sou ultain to still higher honors.' The wish was fulfilled, though not until donger nnd suffering had tried novorcly Iho parties concerned, l hesnn in lawot Jjauy Aylesbury became on important speaker in Parliament. When Oliver Cromwell hrn't Urn King lo tho Scaffold, and established the Commonwealth, Sir Edward Hyde for ho held a government post, and had been kniL'hted was too prominent a mom. bor of tho rnynl'ut party to c6capo tho enmity nf tho new rulers, nnd was obliged to reside upon tno continent till mo uctuo TunKtMi Gall ANTnY. A Mexican, when you praise his horse, immediately replies Ihat the horse is at your service; winch moans no moro than when in Eng land you write to a man, that you are his 'obedient humble- servant.' A late Turkish Ambassador in England, actually did what the Mexican phrase professes lo do. When any lady happened lo protse one of the uandsnme shawls that decorated Ins person, ho immediately picsenled it to her. This led to a very general exnrcssion of atlmi ratinn for his Excellency's slmwls, and in consequence to o great diminution of the nmbussadorial wardrobe. At last, when his Excellency's stock was reduced to the one he wore, upon a lady's loudly express ing her admiration of its beauty, instead nf his former reply, -Madam, it is at your ser vice,' ho said, with Turkish composure, but with more than Turkish gallantry, 'Madam, I am glad you like it ; I shall wear it for your sake.' SKAncir apt nn Wisno.M. In one of the imperial towns in Germany, it is cus tomary to address Iho Mayor ns 'Your wisdom.' A party, who had consumed hour after hour in a booties chase aftor the sapient functionary, having at Inst fallen in with him, viiry innocently hailed him, ejaculating, 'I have been rummaging every uunk and corner t ho whole day long, but deuce a bit could I find out your wisdom.' Ikisii Hu.Mon. A shrewd Yankee, for iho purpose of arresting atienttuii, caused Ins sign to bo sot upside down. Onu day, while tho rain was pouring down with great violence, n son of Hiberma was dis covered directly opposilu, standing with some gravity on Ins head, and fixing Ins eyes steadfastly nn the sign. On nn inqui. ry being made of this inverted gentleman, why he stond in so singular an nit it into, ho answered, 'I'm trying to read that sign,' r A pnor widow woman was relating to a notghbor how fond her husband was of having a good fire how busy ho would maku himsolf in fixing it so that it would burn, &c. "Ah, poor dear man," said sho, "I hnpo he's gone whero they keep good fires." Concord Yeoman. WIDOWS AND COWS. Tho Greenfield Gazette states that a widow lady in West Springfield has a cow from which was made over 17 pounds of butter a week, through the senson. Even in November she produced 12 pounds a eek. Tho Gazette wonders somebody is) not after tho vidder' for tho eako of tho cow. The Grtenfichl Gazette's 'wonder,' re. rnintla us of a story, which we wero assured bv tho narrator was of actual occurrence. We might give names, date, and scene, but perhaps our informant would not thank ns for staling things s. particularly so wo shall adopt fictitious designations for our diameters, nnd leave Iho town out, alto gether. Goodman Jones died nt tho ngu f fihy, nnd was gathered to his father.'. coving ti widow of his own nge. At anil about the same tune Aunt Smith died too nnd ns her cnsi; wns parallel to Goodman ones' in all except her sex we presume that she was gathered to her mothers. She left a tlt-con.-nlnit! widower, over whose head jtit as many years had rolled, as the widow Jones had counted. This was allowed on all hands to bo nn tonislnng coincidence. All the women pitied Goodman Smith, poor man, nnd all the men cnmmtnrntpt with widow Jones, pnor wonnn. Widow Jones had a Inrgn farm so had widower Smith. Widow Jones had a large dairy so had widower Smith. As to the acres of mowing anil tillage and woodbind, each had about an equal shnr" and in children Providence. had blessed both al ko. 'What uponotrtlr either would do with Iheso vast possessions! alone, the old women declared they could not. tell. I Ins d lliculty suggested a ready remedy, and the gossips did not let tho defunct man and woman get cold in their graves, before they made up their minds) the relicts should be yoked together, anil the estates, hereditaments, and property, personal and real, be held in joint proprie. torship. Matches they said were made in Heaven; and that, tins match was thcro made they considered the essential prepar. alion nf widowhood in each case, a positivu proof. Widow Jones and neighbor Smith wero not long in hearing what gossip was astir :. and it has even been insinuated that each had arrived to the conclusions named above, before any body cl-e had thought of them. It is certain that when each request ed the prayers nf iho congregation thutlho bereavement might be sanctified, Widower Smith looked pretty steadily over the rail ofhispewat the sent of Widow Jones; and Widow Jones moved her white hand kerrbief from hor eyes just long enough to see how her companion in bereavement supported himself. After church thev walked beside each other so far as their roads lay together, and once during the next week. Widower Smith paid Widow Jones a visit of condolence. So far, o good --but visits of condn'encr! go out ot date, like an almanac, and cannot be used as a pretext after a certain season. Some other nrranngenient must be trumpet! up, anil Widower Smith was not long in finding it. His wagon slopped ono morning belors Widow Jones' door, and he gnvi the usual country eignal, thai ho wanted somebody in the hou.-e, by dropping the reins, and setting double, with Ins elbows) on his knees. Out tripped the widow, lively as a cricket, with n tremendous black ribbon on her snow white cap. Good morning was soon said mi both sides, anil the widow waited for what was further tt be said. 'Well, Ma'am Jones, perhaps you don't want to sell one of your cows, no how,, for nothing, nny how, do you ?' 'Well, there. Mistnr Siniih, yon couhl'nt have spoke my mind butler, A poor, lono woman like me tloe not know what to du with so many creiures, and I should bo glad to trade if we can fix it.' So they adjnnrned to the meadow. Far., mer Smith looked at Roan then at tho widow at Briutllc thf.'ii at the widow at the Downing coir and nt tho widow again anil so through the whole forty. The same call was mado every day for u week, but fanner Smith could not dec do which cow ho wanted. At length, on Sat. urday, when widow Jones was in a hurry to get through her baking for Siinday--an!l had 'ever po much' to do in the house, ns all farmers' wives and widows have on Saturday, she was n little impatient. Far mer Sniilh was us irresolute as ever: 'That 'ere Downing cow is a prett y fair creature hut ' he slopped to glance nt the widow's face and then walked round her not the widow but the cow. 'That 'ere short horn Durham is not a bail looking ben-t, but I don't know ' an other look nt tho widow. 'The Downing cow I knew, before tho late Mr. Jones bought her.' Here he sighed, at tho allusion to tho Mr. Jones, she sighed, nnd both looked at each other. Il was a highly interesting moment. 'Old Roan is n faithful old nn'ch, anil so is lirindle but I hnve known bettor.' Alongsinru succeeded this speech, Iho. pnuso was getting nwk ward -and ul last Mrs. Junes broke out 'Lord ! Mr. Smith, if I'm tho cow you want, do say , so." The intentions of the Widower Smith ond the Widow' Jonns wore duly published Hie next day. as is tho law nnd custom in Massachusetts ;,ond os soon a, they worn out published,' ihey wero' irirx(cd. H'eild's A. )r Dispatch. Qt(S'' A Inr hnlf-seos over, swaggo-fjirg into The N, 0. Sun, in nnnouiicing Iho death of n young Icmala mining nutang in Ihat city, says: "Sho was nn nurang oiilong of unblemished character, and of pleasant land agreeable manners." an auction roem, und hearing thu auctioneer bawling out two or three limes, 'who bids moio than nino pence ha'penny?' asked 'may we bid what wo please?' 'Oh yes,' replied liui teller, 'any thing you plcaso, nr.' 'Why then, I bid you good night, and be hanged to you,' said Jack.

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