Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 27, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 27, 1839 Page 1
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not t ii 15 a h o n v o f c i: s a n . n u t t ii h w k t. f a he o f r o m e . ."BY If. B. STACY- VOL. XIII No. 640 From llie Mitlnrcl.iv (-mirier. (;iIASE LOltlNC. A TAt.H OF Til K nUVOLUTIOK. ii y miss coNci.unr.n- Next morning when Aunt Rhodn first entered the sitting room, dio foil nil Tudor llnvilnnd just coming into the house. Why Tudor.' stud die. 'you've been a taking an early start. I never before knew you go out before brrnk fust. 'Aunl.' replied Tudor, to toll you o t-ccru, 1 think of writing somu verses on the events of last nijjli', nnd I wont to the wharf to sec how things looked there, for there's nothing like taking our ideas from reality drawing from natuie, as the pa Hi -tor's t-oy.' And a sorrowful sight it must hove been.' Bighed Aunt Rhiidn. U nt did yon sen tiny bign or leaving" of thu poor lea V 'Ves,' replied Tudor.' 'Ihoiu it was the leaves all opened nut, nnd sucking in grent hunches to i ho ndcs of the wharves, mixed with clusters of i-ca wood. I taw n eheit that had not been well broken up, (ecrinmly not one of Chtit-u's doings) it had lbnted into a Iii I le nook considerably ubnie Grif liu's whntl, and wns palely 'edged 'in nog '' q; (! "i ;'. I do m ' ' i ' 'Yellho example, Aunl the example! 'Example! who huve I to set an example to? Dear knows you and Chaso waul no examples us to wlnggory. As for old black Marcy in the kitchen, nobody will utk whether she is whig or lory. And as to Annis Chad.vick, there is no fear of her doing any thing that Tudor llaviland would not like.' 'Do you really think bo, aunt ?' said Tudor, his eyes sparkling. 'To be sure I do. It was but three weeks ago last Friday, that she asked me if I did not think Tudor llaviland the sen oiblest young man that ever lived. Now t-he never tays any thing about Chaso. only that hu has sparkling eyes, and rosy cheeks, and white teeth nnd curly hair, and all such nonsense.' 'Does t-he say all that of him,' demanded Tudor in a tone of chagrin. 'Oh yes,' lelumed Aunt Rhoda. n little embarrassed; 'but you know handsome is that handsome docs. Sho says jou are a very handsome reader out. Shu has too much nt-pccl lor yon to talk about, your look?. It I.-vimi r own seu?o and learning 1 tint hhe chiefiy notices all owing to the bringing up she has hod from me. When she wo only su years old, hhe asked uie il mi-' r.v rh' go to college when she wr.s big excep' pi' inapt a 1 1 1 It. . u ' t i p . 'Were I to tell Cli; f 0. he would go there on purpose in lueik 'n lo ntt'in-.' 'Don't tell him don't then," said Aunt Rhoda; nnd hhe added senleutionsly, 'Tea was wisdy provided by uatur for the drinking of us poor human creatures and how tnen do we know I nut tins mvlul work Willi it is not a sin. after all ?' 'It cannot be a sin.' replica Tudor, 'let me explain it to you.1 'No, no,' interrupted Aunl Rhoda, 'how often mutt 1 tell you that it never docs mo the leapt good to have tilings explained lo me? I always understand better when I find out iny?elf as is mostly the case with (oiks that are cute by natur. My dead liu.-bnnd never explained any thing to mo. lint do yon think that box of lea la much the wori-o ?' 'I think it is not,' replied Tudor. 'Is it laying where every body can see it ?' 'No; it is in a very lonely place, near which there are no buildings and no inhab itnnU, and it is hidden by some low rocks that have not yet been disturbed to make a wharf. Probably nobody has seen the chest but my-elf.' 'Tudor llaviland,' said Aunt Rhoda, 'I hove always found you good and biddable, very d Iftrcnl from Chase Lormg, though I pny it 1 1 1 a i diotild nut il, lis lie? is my own nephew, nnd you are nl no n-kin lo inc. Chase in he tiire, n good enough, hut far I rum biddable How have you found me?' 'Very kind always, Aunt Rhoda.' replied Tudor, 'liver since I have boarded in your house, you have treated me as your own sun, and done many things for nie that wore 'not in the bond.' 'I do not know what bond you mean,' Faid Aunt Rhoda, with 6omeier7e. When your lather put you hero, be thought he could trust mo lo dD justice by you, without having writings drawed up. However, that's neither here nor there. To be sure. I scorn to talk of such things, but many's the night I have set up here darning your stockings and mending your wristbands, and covering your buttons, just as I do for Chase, only that he is rather harder noon his clothes. We shuuld never brag of nor good deeds, but vou know I always pleat the rufllcs of your Sunday shirts with my own hands, it's not my way to cast up favors, but you know when ever vou've n cold, there's no end to the verb teas I make, and llie qnakcrs 1 stow for vou out of the bust West India molasses, nnd fresh butter, nnd good cider-vinegar. Your very InM cold was cured by one of my stewed quakors. I never was apt to trumpet my good deeds from the house top, but you must remember last winter whcn the pile of boous tumbled down on your head ' 'Dear cunt,' interrupted Tudor. gratefully acknowledge all your kindness, and bhall be glad to avail myself of every opportunity ol repaying as much ot it as can.' 'That's verily prettily spoke,' said Aunt Rhoda, 'well, then, you've now nn oppor tunity.' So saying, she took o pillow case out of the high bureau t lint stood under the large oval while framed looking gloss, nnd coming up close to Tudor, sho laid her hand on his shoulder, and said to him in u low mysterious voice 'Tudor my good boy, I otn but a poor widow, n lone forlorn woman, with a dead husband; nnd what odds will it make lo nny body, if I should have just n pillow case full of that uico tea, that will soon be washed away by the tide, and curried out to t ho wide sea to be lost altogether; for I'm sure there's nothing there that wants it; I don't believe fish would take tea if it was given to them.' I don't holieve they would,' said Tudor binding. 'Now,' she continued, 'if you only knew how I've longed and longed for n little lea nnd how much grind it would do me, nnd how it would cheer me up in these awful iuiiub, ii i uouiii gtu uui u smgit! eup, jusi to try once more the taste ot tea,' Hut aunt,' replied Tudor, 'you know mat we wings (and 1 am sure that you ari one"' ifil'ivo mnuen'j nov frer.i t m lest ol putrn tt in j i,l(y a!l the grocers in town, except William Jackson, have nut their names to a pupei in which they pledge uieuiBoives neitiier to buy nor se it. As ( have said before, I don't see how tho nation could bj hurt or liberty put down by just one oiu woman, more or lots to tine cup of tea when elio was all but pining uway lor n. I lull! 1 1 -r t ml trlei lit V r went In college. 1 Ves 'ling!i Cli.ise i-myoivn sifter's son, nnd though, alter n',1, ho has no bad ways, yet 1 know he would not suit Aunts halt so well ri a booludi young man.' ' ilnn't think he would suit her at all,' t-ti'd Tudor, turning away, and going to the window lo look out at nothing. 'Tudor, dear Tudor, pursued Aunt Rho da. following him with the pillow-case. What is it you wish me to do?' said Tudjr. turning round quickly, and looking much annoyed. 'Tudor,' said the old lady, patting his shoulder, 'Hie short and the long of it is, that as Chase is over sleeping himself, and I supposu that n!l the buys that were busy at Griilin's wharf last night will he excused by their masters if they arc not at work as early as usual, could not you now, before people arc ilirring much could not you go to tho place where you saw that almost whole tea-box, and fill me this bit of a pillow-case ? 'Willi what ." said Tudor, perversely. 'Tea, my dear boy tea,' whispered Aunt Rhoda, looking fearfully round, Tudor, who was prepared for this re quest, promptly declined it; but she persis. led in her importunities, Mil wearied it with them, and, perhaps, attaching i great importance to the net, he finally consented by ta!u llie i jw-cast , idling it un. nnd putting it into his pocket. 'Thai's a good Tii'.'ir,' said Aunt Rhoda ; Annis was to hear this, I know sho would like vou all the better. ' 'No, she would not,' said Tudor, quickly; he ought' not to like me lor it.' ' What'not for your kindncs.i to her poor aunt, that has always been a mother to her ? ' Finally Tudor departed and though a vcy good patriot, he thought it possible thai a harmless old woman might be indul ced with a little tea, 'and neither heaven nor earth grieve at the mcrcv.1 When Chase came down, he inquired for Tudor; and Aunl Rhoda said, evasively that he was out n-walking. I dare say,' remarked Chase, 'that ho has gone to sec how the wharf looks this morning. I wonder he did not waken me I would have gone loo.' 'Well, you had better have your break fast now,' said Aunt Rhoda ; and Annis coming down, they nil placed themselves at the table. Jut n ihcv were finishing their repast the old lad v saw Tudor pass the window on hie retorn. She started up, nnd rnn lo meet him in the hltle square passage that divided the street-door from that of their sitting-room. 'Uavo vou goi it." she whispered. Tudor took the pillow-case from under his coat ; there was only about a pound ot leu in it. I his,' snid he. Mm all that I could find dry.' And the old lady, looking somewhat disappointed nt tho smalluess of tho quan tity, alter she had provided so large u re ceptacle, directly transferred it to one of her immense dark jenn pockets. I udor,' said she, pressing his hand sig nificantly, 'contrive to come homo earlier than usual this evening.' She then returned lo tho parlor, whore Tudor look his scat at the breakfast table, while Chase stood before llie looking-glass, fixing his collar, and humming a line or two of one of Iii3 Liberty eongs, as he called them. Well, Tudor,' said Chase, 'who did you mcft in your morning walk?' 'I met at least halt a dozen clergymen,' replied Tudor, 'one nt n time, taking an early opportunity to visit the scene of action. There waB Dr. Cooper, and ' Ah !' sung Chase In Brattle street, you'll uficn meet The siUcMongtird Sain, Well,' suit! Aunl Rhoda, 'it ilnen fiocin btrsingu that tho ministers, good men ns they are, should take sides in these uuiialu ral limes.' 'Yes,' pursued Chase I'lMfon Ilripper, in ho thinks proper, In Liberty's eniisu ii hold.' ' 'Aunt Rlinda,' observed Tudor, n emmu that is sanctioned by the approval of ko many who and pious men cannot fail to ,rn r.' Ily the by, Tudor,' tan) Chnse, 'art not you going to give us some verses on last night's afl'uir ? I saw yon writing before you went lo bed, late as it was.' I fear,' replied Tudor, with n smile, 'I shall never equal tho very popular poets whose elegant lyrics bccm lo have taken such a hold on your fancy. Dot come, you shall hear as much ns I have composed on what you call the afl'uir uf last night : 'Now Ci Hilda's silver l.nnp fcmii'ly uliutio On die deep gt ecu of Neptune liquid throne.' 'I know old Neptune very well,' inter rupted Chnse; 'but whon Cynthin?' 'Oh ! Chase.' exclaimed Annis, 'Cynthia is ono of the poetical names of the moon.' 'Now,' said Chnse, 'I should just have said "The moon vtn bright, The tea va3 light." That would have been much rbortor nnd easier.' 'I'ho?' replied Tudor and ho proceeded in the usual style of very young poclH 'Yet tileiiRS slept not on rtostoiiia's towers,' 'Uostonia!' interrupted Chnse; 'its a shame to disgii'so, good names but you'll never get on nt tins rule. low. were 1 a poet, 1 would dtspatcli the business nl once, by jusi saying 'When l lie Ijojs chopped away, Soon llie ten dropped nwny, Then lltey nil hopped uway Anil nobody stopped l tin way.' And, 'suiting ibe notion to the word,' he was mil uf the room in a moment. During the day, Aunt Rhoda (who was alraid lo trust her treasure an instant nut ol her pce-j'-ion) frequently put her hand into her p'iel;et to feel if the lea was still, there. Whenever sho happened to bo ulone. sho opened it to inhale its frngrance, mil her opposite neighbors wondered why Rhoda Sonon'itis was seen so often with her bend down in i. pillow-case. She w trooglv tempted to maho a little lea, and drink il hi fore dinner, but (ns she said afterward-.) she cuild not find it in her heart to he so selfi-h as to take Ibis long estred beverage alone, oml sho dared not ntrust any ope else wit I the secret. Therefore sho steadily adhered to her first intention of preparing tome for herself and i udor. when he came towards evening having heard it remarked that bookish people nro generally fond of tea. The day appeared to her n very long one; and at dinner Tudor almost feared thai, she would excite Chase's curiosity by her winks nnd smiles nt himself, and by her grateful over-complaisance. Annis regar ded her with surprise. Hut Chase did not obrcrve Aunt Rhoda's significant proceed. nigs, being earnestly engoged in discussing with Tudor the events of last night, and their probable consequences, and in talking of the quantity of wet ten that had been thrown op that morning by the tide; a ridge ol it extending (ilonr the shore from Oriflin's whurf ahmwi to South Boston, and which he and his comrades had assisted in shoveling back again into the sea. When dinner was over, and the young men had gono to their respective shnp-j, Aunl Rhndn Fnt down lo sonie wonderfully ingenious patch-work, which she had long boon putting together at her leisure. But on this afternoon eho made so nnnv mis takes, (such ns sewing to each other, side by side, two pieces of the same calico) that she thought it best lo defer the ar rangement of her star-work and block work li'l her mind should be less pre-occu pied. Having set away her basket of patches, she took her knitting, sent her black woman Marcy on a long crrnnd, nnd told Annis die might step in next door and visit her friend Edith Edes. Having now the bouse to herself. Aunt Rhoda, who always kept a firo in her chamber, conveyed thither a kettle of water, and all the proper appa'atus for making tea; first carefully closing the calico curtains of her windows. Evening came the black woman had set tho supper labia down stairs as usual, and Annis, who had just relumed from her visit, was reclining in the arm chair, nnd meditating by the light of a bright fire, when Tudor arrived. As soon as Aunt Rhoda heard bis voice, she came down nnd iiwilcd htm and Annis up stairo. They went and saw near the hearth n little table with n cloth thrown lightly over its contents. 'With mueh dramatic efiect the old ladv lifted the cloth, and exhibited her best '.vaitcr, her best tea. pot, sugar-dish, &c. and a plate of white gingerbread. 'Now, children,' said she, 'sen what I've been getting ready for you. I'm a grieving thai wo can't have Chase Loring with us. But you know he'd 60 desporato n whig, that it's out of tho question. Conic set up. The lea is well drawed by this time. It actually docs my heart good to find myself a-sittmg once more at my own ten table. 'Oh ! dear Aunt ! whero did this tea enme from ?' exclaimed Annis, 'if you wore not my own nuut I should fear that vou were doing something I won't say bad but something very iingood. 'Thcie's no tingoodne?s ot all in taking n little lea that would else have flouted off on ihe wnves of tho salt sea,' said Aunt Rhoda. 'There's Fear Fearing, that (ho neighbors say has bad somo way of getting tea all along at least now nnd then suppose die buys il of Billy Jackson, the tory grocer. Both ICutli ituggics and Faith Foolidgo have seen her citnlng out of his Floro. They say she makes ten in tho enfiee-not, and sets about it nny hour in the day, just whenever she has n chance, Then sho hides herscll in tlio cloiiics.prcss. ami drinks it standing, nnd sols hur two little girls n watching, to give her notice when their father's n-coming. And if they wolcb well dia rewards 1 hum by pouring more water on tho grounds, and giving t hem the leavings.' '.Morn hhiinie for her,' said Annis 'Now Aniiis, tbat'fl ugly in yon to tolk so," t-nid Aunt lunula, 'cotnu now, i'ct over your spile at tho tea, nnd toko this cup.' 'No, I thnnk you, aunt.' 'Nni Hike it Annis ." 'No indeed aunt I cannot bring myself even to tneto it.' Nor I noithcr,' eaiil Titdort pushing away the cup which hud just been set holore him. Why Tudor," exclaimed the old Indv, 'I mow yon used lo like ten and now you have been wit hint it for months.' Had I been without it for ycarp.' ex claimed Todor, 'I would not take a drop of that tea that ca nf all others.' Well -r,1y Tudor I did not expect this of you ," r'ucolaled Aunl Rhoda. 'I api sorry li henr you say so.' replied TuJnr, 'you crtainly understood that I brought tho tei'for your own gratificatinp, not lor my own--and you may be nssureu that nothing, vhtitcvc'r, shall induce mo to partake ol it' ' I udor, eruriAunt Rhoda, 'I did not suppose such itubborniicss was in vou. things to Tudor. Do not talk so much worse than you think. Have you not told me that you thought you had improved by living with Tudor ?' Come now, he friends with him for your aunt's sake for my sak". 'Yes. 'for your sake,' aid Tudor, bitterly 'thnt's well put in. No doubt there's mi understanding between you. Has ho not been trying to win you for himself? I know he lies.' 'It is false !' cried Chano'No ono shall ever say, man or boy, that I cheated him out ol his sweetheart. I scorn to do such a thing only say I hut again ' Nothing but habitual respect which is fell by American men for tho presence of women, could now havo prevented too Como now on! try one cup you've no ! young adversaries from proceeding toex- notion hnv rise it is sou bow ilorl; it pours out mid low fine it smells (sipping from her rauciV. -enmu now, jus' taste it. You need not. o ui'raid of Chase he'll never know it.' Afraid of Cliast!' exclaimed Tudor, coloring violently, aul almost starling from In? chair, 'Tudor llaviland afraid of Chaso Loring !' Before his indignation could vent itself farther, the door was suddenly thrown open, and Chnsi Loring appeared at it. On coming home rather car'.ier than usual, and finding no one in the parlor, he had in quired of Marcy where thev oil were? 'I don't know,' sa'd Marcy, 'Old missus was up chamber wl en I camu home, and she called master Tudor nnd Annis up to her, anil they never come down ugain. I guess, may bo, she's n having a fninty-fit, or some thing. Her unco didn't seem nateral I've been nfeaud lo go nnd ax.' Chao lustily ran up slnirs, nnd uncere moniously throwing open the door, bo taw the lea-lnblc with all its appdrtenanccs Aunt Rhoda holding a saucer to her lips. and Tudor and Annis Hitting with each n cup before Ihem 'Wild1 is a II this." exclaimed Chase, 'are yon actually drinking lea." 'Oh! Chnse.' cried Annis, 'Why did not you knack at the door ?' Aunt Rhoda changed color, and Btarled so Hint she dropped her saucer but trying to tally, she proceeded lo remedy the (lis aster with affected composure, and said with a fo'crd smile, 'There's no great harm done after nil so set down, Chase Loring, and take friendly cup of tea with us.' 'I I' exclaimed Chase, springing up half way to the ceiling ' I drink tea! Where did vou get it? Tell mo where that tea come from ?' 'I brought it to her,' said Todor. calmly k-u you, oncti uikiho, 'iio you toy that ym gave her that ten." 'I d say so,' replied Tudor. Chase stood for a moment motionless Then (ruing up lo Tudor, be said in a voice half choked from the ciiort to speak with something liko composure, 'Tudot I havo just seen a man brought in from lledlord all the way trom Med ford win had somehow managed to carry a great ilea I of tea home with him. But hii towjsnien found him out, and they made bin come along with them to Squire Uancncl; who lias a supper party to-night. And Sqtire Hancock shamed him before all the gintlcmen, nnd the ten that had been taten from him was burnt on the common in Iront of the squire's house. TIih I hive seen.' 'Well, said Tudor, 'and what i3 all this to me r" Tudor,' said Chose, trying to speak coolly, 'jist tell me why you kept back that tea, nod why you brought il home with ym ?' 'If yen really suppose,' roplird Tudor, 'that 1 sicrcted this ten, last night, for the purpose of bringing it home with me il you, indjed, think so you mny think so still,' anl be walked about thu room in a fever ot indignation. Oh! to no,' cried Aunt Rhoda, 'it was all my fault I teazed him I coaxed him it was only this morning 1 persuaded lnrn lo go to tho water-side and pick il up for mo am, I had hard work to get. him to do it it was all me nobody but me.' 'Tudor,' resumed Chose, 'vou have no' been drinking it say this instant that you have drank none of it?' 'Chase Loring,' answered Tudor, turn ing suddenly upon him, 'I neither like your tone tier manner. By what right do you quest i( ji me. If I chose to bring home ten, or even to drink it, tun I not at liberty to do so without ncconnting lo yon for it ?' 'Todnr,' said Chaso 'you will not dare to drink Ilia', cup nf tea.' 'Dare !' exclaimed Tudor, and in nnt in stank he took up the cup, and swallowed its contents. 'Oh ! Tudor !' cried Annis turning very pale, and covering her eyes with her hnnds. 'Mercy on me! What next!' ejaculated Aunt Rhodn. Tudor having emptied tho cup, set it down, and advanced towards Chase, who stood firm, nnd looked at him in silence. 'Oh! boys boys!" cried Annis, 'don'i look en very angry nt each other your faces are scarlet, and your nyos flush like fire you frighten mo out of my wits, nod sec poor Aunt Rhoda is trembling in her chair.' But tho remonstrntico wns unheeded. 'By what right,' repeated 'Tudor, 'does Chaso Luring presutno to question Tudor llaviland !' I'rcsutno!' reiterated Chase, 'I under stand you now. Because your master is a bookseller, and mine u carpenter, you pro tend to look down upon mo--l know you do you think your company u favor, nnd you check my talk, and you laugh at my liberty songs I boo it nil now 1 wonder 1 havo bcon blind so long.' 'Oh ! Chti3o Chnse'.' exclaimed Anniu, going betwecu Ilium, 'do not Buy eucli bad licmitierj on the Knot. Aunt Rhodn and Annis interposed wit h vohemoncc,nnd cried, and enlrea'cd, nnd essayed the'r utmost to induce a icconcllntloii. lint, it wi.s nil in vain. Each imagined that be had gone loo to rctruut, nnd thai the other had cone too fnr to ho forgiven. Both were irflamed villi the Etinga of their imaginary allronts. and with the young and iinpetous imaginary injuries often wound more deeply thon real ones. In tho Heal ol oassion. utiase iinu iinjiitly accused Tudor of despising him and Tudor had equally irritated (..base by the underscrved insinuation that ho had been tamncrinr with the affection nf Annis. Both intimations were fell to be unmerited and therefore they were tho more exas perating to tho ingenuous natures ol the two young men. 'Tudor, said Chase, altar a pause, 'we have gone too far to bo friends again. II we cannot live together ns wo have formerly donn it is best we should part.' With nil my hacrt,' replied Tudor, 'it it is your wish that we should separate, il cannot for a moment, be mine that wo should not.' To..nig!it, then,' said Chase, 'I quit this house. Your slaying here will be of more advantage to the women than mine can and it is better for me to leave my mint, than for you to lenve your sweetheart.' Aunt PJioda and Annis now burst into tears. Tho old lady seized the hand of Chase, while Annis took that of Tudor, nnd both attempted to unite those hands in returning friendship. But in vain; the young men struggled to free themselves from the grasp of the women, and both indignantly turned away from each other. 'I will go nt once,' said Chase, ,this very moment.' And hastily embracing Iih old aunt, he bade her farewell in o hurried voice. Ho then took tho hand of Annis and was drawing her towards him, but droo ped it no recollecting himself, and said, ,No Annis no. Even at ."irting 1 will not kiss you. He shall not say I did.' He then ran rapidly down stairs, and out of the house; mid 'Tudor paced tho room in silenco. 'Oh ! tho bad tea tho wicked tea !' cried Aunt Rhoda, 'I wish I had never seen it, nor tasted it.' Oh ! Aunt Rhoda,' sobbed Annis, 'I am now quite sure that getting that tea was a sin and you sec what il has brought upon us.' It shall never bring m into any more trouble,' said Aunt Rhoda, and taking the pillow case from her pocket, sho shook the remaining tea into the fire. 'That's right, mint,' exclaimed Annis, 'It does me good to hear it crackling, and see it burning ' 'I can never forgive Chase,' snid Tudor, 'for having in dating me to do so, caused mo to disgrnco myself by drinking a cup of that lea. ' All Ihe rest I might pardon ; hut that 1 cannot, while I live.' 'Oh !' cried Annis, 'I never could under blnnd why boys think they must always do whatever they are dared.' 'Well,' Eaid Aunt Rhodn, 'this ha9 been nn unlucky day for us all and I take shame to myself fur having been the chief cause of it. I ought to hnvo had more sense I am sure I thought I had. What's done can't be undone, as my dead husband ued to say. But I doubt if we over see Chase ogam. Tudor passed the back of his hand over his eves, threw himsolf into a chuir, and covered his fnco; and then started up and loft the room. Go dowti stairs Annis,' said Aunt Rhoda, 'I suppose Marcy has got supper ready in the keeping roomgo down, and '. II come presently but I guess nobody wants much, and we'll have no Chase now lo 'liven us up at meals. The evening is spiled, and the sooner wo go to our sorrowful beds thu bolter. Go down, Annis, child I guess may be you'll find Tudor there Til come as soon ns I've cleared away these things; I can hardly bear tho sight of them dear me! how wo shall miss Chusc! But he said right. Though ho is my own sister's son, it's better he shnuld go thnn Tudor. But Tin very turo Toiler nevor meant nny iissumacy over nim. Dear me ! how tilTron tive boys are !' Annis departed, pale nnd dispirited and Aunt Rhodn proceeded with a heavy heart to wash tho Ion things, indignantly empty ing Ihe ten pot into the dop.bowl. Early next morning n boy came for Chase's efil-cts. nnd hro'l the following note: Dr. ah Aunt Riioiu ; 1 am sorry lo leave you -but it must bo so. I have spent u great many happy days in your house.; and you have been very kind to me. I have taken n room with the widow Chockorol, my master's sister, in Et'jcx street. I staid there lust night, Cromwell uud Brndshaw board with her. 1 find it won't rio for mo to live with gon tlomen booksellers. 1 wish you well and Annis too evon if it dues givo otll'iicc. Your loving nephew. CHASE LORING. Tudor llaviland was much hurt and ho olTored to iro uway himself thai Aunt Rho du might Bond for Chaso to como buck again. But wo musl confess that his offer was not very enriicstly urged, as the idea of giving up Ihe dnily society of Annis was too painful to him. Also, ho had still a lurking fear of the superior personal at'.roc. tioni of Chase Loring. When Chase's father cameto town, Aunt Rhodn candidly explained to him all that had passed. His son refused to tell linn anything particular concerning the cause ol' his removal to the widow Chcckerel's, but he obtained n promise from tho good old muu, that he would continue to send Aunt Rhoda the usual supply of presents from bis farm, that, as Chase said, 'sho inny loso nothing by my leaving her.' Tho elder Loring, finding that his son wascomfortably and respectably situated in bis new abode, concluded it best that he should remain there, paying, 'The truth, i3 dster Rhoda, I hnvo nlways found that the best way of managing Chase wau to let him take his course.' Aunt Rhodn went sometimef to seo her nephew, but each nfthu young men had interdicted till mention of the other's name. Both were determined not lo be the first in proposing a reconciliation, or in allowing their friends to do bo for them, and there fore no such proposal was made. Still, had t hey analyzed their own hearts they would havo found that, after the first ebul lition no serious animosity cxifled between them, and that false pride was tho only feeling that kept lliciii apart. JNow that he had no (car ol boding a ri val in Chase. Tudor Haviland soon camo to an explicit understanding with Annis, nnd it was settled that she was to becomo his wife, when his time " itli Mr. Knox had expired, and when he ludd be able to go into business for hinw.lf. More than two years rolled rapidly away. The term of Chase's apprenticeship had elapsed, nnd alter a visit of a week to his native place, be had taken a shop in CharleBtown, and set up. on his own ac count, as a carpenter. Being an excellent workman, of cheerful disposition, and pop olar manners, ho was soon n favorite with his customers, nnd much liked throughout tho village. Tudor's term was also out. but owing to the confusion of the times, his father was ns yol unable or unwilling to set him up: and therefore, al (be earnest de sire ol Mr. Knox, ho agree to remain in hia store a year longor, in Uncapacity of clerk. The clouds which bad so long loured in the political horizon of America were now 'nst npproaching the senith, Rnd already were beard llie coming thunders of that tremendous storm 'Which ancient systems into ruin hurled, And rliook dm basis of ilia Atlantic wodd.' T-io Rubicon wis crossed.' Blofd had already fi ma' a' ' -Kington and al Concord, and tho-.mJy! mpinna of their country's rights v id proc Jed to the defence of Bun. ker Hill certain . 'with hearts resolved,' and with hands as well prepared as circura-. stnnces would t.llow. On the iiiglu before that singular battle whose consequences converted defeat into triumph and victory into ruin, when tho Americans, 1 1 red only by the stars, wero silentlv and S' etly engaged in throwing up their on .enchments, Chase Loring (whom it is unnecessary to say wa3 there) heard the clear and distinct voice ol Mr. Knox remarking to some ono who was dig ging near In in. 'Well done, Tudor, I am glad to see. that on occasion you can uso the spade as readily ns the pen.' ' I wish it were rr.orning' said Tudor, that wo might enjoy tho surpriso of thu Britidi at seeing how wo have fortified our hill.' So do I,' replied Mr. Knox, 'I know that we shall bo true to ourselves, and to each other. All that we havo to apprehend in the event of to morrow, is tho possible failure of our ammunition, should the con tent bo n long one.' M confess,' replied Tudor, 'lhat my own supply of bull is rather less than 1 could wish. Chase Loring paused a moment in his work. His pockets wero filled with bul lets, cast by himself at his shop fire in tho secrecy of midnight. Ho took out a hand, ful, and passing cautiously behind him, ho slipped them into one of the pockets of Tudor. With tho first beams of morning tho British prepared for the attack, amazed cud incensed as they wero when tho light of day revealed to them the redoubt erec ted in the darkness of a single night by their cool nnd indcfatignble opponents. Covoreil by the fire from their dups that were anchored in Charles River, iho Bri. lisb regulars crossed rh'pidly in their boats the narrow water that divided them from the lull where the antagonists wore expec ting them. While Iho soldiers of England woro marching proudly to the battlu ground, 'in bright array, Willi glinerini; arms, and banners gay, And pinnies on lliubrcezen play, Ami inu.-ic sounding mini illy.' their onset was steadfastly awaited by n band of citizens nnd husbandmen in their ordinary ntlire, with no music to cxhilcrata them, unit no standards around which Ui rally. Many of theso hearty yeomen had no other weapons than the fowling piecca with which they had sought gamo on tha lulls, tho axes lhat thoy had used in cut ting their firo wood, and tho spades witlt which thoy continued to extend tho mound, thuy had lhmwu up during tha night. They had no leaders with nristocralic names, no Fcinns or hereditary nobility. But thev had tho brnva und honest Tutnuni, tho sagacious and intrepid Troscntt, anil the cnlhiiBiaslie Warren. And thoy hod ministers of tho gospel, who camo fcarlcsdy lo the field of the expected light. io oltei on that tqiol ihoir prnycis lo Oinnipoluncu in behalf of tho defondcifl of their country's! rights, tho usscitors of he r claim to freedom i Concluded on Foui lh i'ngff J

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