Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 28, 1841, Page 4

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 28, 1841 Page 4
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'He touched lii harp, and iiatons heard, entranced." I'rntu ilio Nantucket (Mass.) Inquirer. l IIH IIOMK OK THE1 llO.MI'.LlISS. T.nno and homclc", sad tml dreary, Toiling thro' tins heartiest world i Where, nlas 1 caitono to cary find a home ) Where the halls- aro cay aid shining, Where tlio stately bniirjiid waits, Kosy wreaths the goblets twining-, "here my home 1 Where the fairy lights are sparkling 'Neath the prdtld add princely donio j Where the hoarded wealth lies darkling, There my home I Nay! for not in lofty dwelling Kind the homeless oft their rest ; Hoar they (hue no oiccs telling Welcome home. it the palace portal knockin; Long the weary pilgrim waits j Knocking, knocking, sighs while knocking Ah! no home! Cold the ntarhlo nll lie pres-cs"; Colder aru iho heal Is williin; Thcru he lilids no foml caresses, Tin re no home. 11m where the hearth is bright and warm. ,nd warmer welcome greets the ears Where hand meets hand m friendship true, O, there the stranger finileth eliLcr, The honi'less tin re a home. Where sheltered from the midnight storm, In humble dwelling tho' -,t he, His grntchil heart beats high with joy, And feels a new felicity, 'flic homeless hath a home. liright eyes that beam with constant love, Outshine the lights of hall and bowel And sweeter than the baiiiiitt slrain, Is fire.-ide bong at evening hour, Tho melody of home. God bless the hearts so Into and warm; Gie long ther hearth its ruddy eheirj And when we cross the darkest sia, lleyond its waters may e hear A welcome, welcome horn;. Naiitueket, Ms., April, 1811. W. A. W. lMtizn tali:. THE YE J) L A II . SECOND PART OF THE MOB-CAP. Contributed to the VhilaJdjihia Sttunhiy Courier. iiv .Mns. cAttoi.i.vK ni:.vr.. Clara Stanley, at the time of lmr brother's Marriage with Mrs. Clifton, believed hur solf the happiest of human beings. Tbc first wish of lier licnrt was gratified, ami she did not think it possible that a more ardent one could quicken Us pulsations, fslic loved Ed ward as the most affectionate and tender of brothers ; she admired him too as the most handsome and graceful of men, and her pride as well as her affection exulted in his union with tho admired and fascinating wid ow. But after tho excitement attending the event had subsided, she wondered at the de jection that weighed down her spirits. She felt tliero was a love dearer than that of a sister's now gladdening his life, and that she must henceforth be satisfied willt a secondary placo in his affections. She had no other brother no sister to .simply Jjis..liJaco jya "companion, and poor Clara was often left to feel a dearth of w hich she had never dream ed bcfoic. Thene w issoniutliintr too in the impassioned thai, icier of Gcitrude (for thus by her Christian name will wo hereafter de signate our former friend of the Mob-Cap) that threw a kind of romance over every scene in which she moved, and Clara, com muning with her own heart, would somo timcsask herself if she had the samo doepra pahilitics of loving, or if tho being existed, tho' yet unseen, who could call tlieui into existence. An event soon occurred, that gave a new color to her dreams. She was sitting at tin open window, intently reading, when the unfolding of tho gate attracted lier attention. She started as if she bud seen n monster, for bho knew at the first glance that it was a pedlar, who was coming in, and tho sight of one filled her with horror. To make the sudden appearance more tcrrilc, he carried in his hand a red morocco trunk, almost ex uctly like the one sho had so shiniufully bart ered, and unexpectedly recovered. 'Oh, mother, dear mother!' exclaimed she, starting up in dismay, 'da not let him come in ; 1 cannot bear tho sight of him. Tell him wo do not want any jewels. I hate I detest tho whole tribe of pedlars. 1 wish' A look from her mother checked her rash speech. 'Rather blame yourself, Clara,' said Mrs. Stanley, 'for n folly, for which 1 never wutild ngain upbraid you, if the remembrance of it did not make you nnrcjsonablu and un just to others. 1 do not wish you to pur chase jewels, but you must not be harsh in your refusal.' "I know I am wrong,' answered Clara, ingenuously ; 'but you know not tho agonies of remorse the sight of that man calls to my recollection. In the meanwhile the pedlar knocked, and was admitted by Mrs. Stanley, with her nsualgcntlo courtesy. II- was ayottng man, of quite a genteel appearince, and his long dark hair shading its furohtad with its shining masses, bis exceedingly dark complexion, nnd dark, pieicing eyes, reminded Clara, whose imagination was evtr on the win" in search of inmontic rcsemhhticcs, of thodo Rrription of the Gipscy race. Ho placed his trunk on the lloor, and kneeing on one knee, opened it without speaking. 'Do not troublo yourself,' mid Clara, with tt nervous shudder, as the qiening lid dis played the glitter of thu jowds ; 've do not wish to purchase any thing.' 'Allow mo to show them ti you,' said he, with that officious politeness peculiar to bis profession ; 'you may bo tciiptcd to chuii"o your resolution.' 'No, no,' answered Clara 'I have made a vow never to wear another jjwel.' '.Not oven a ling f said he, with a smile, which she thought verv bold and sarcastic; and, determined to repel his assurance, sho iuur iijiuiu uuim which suo vas reauiti". ami n 1 l. I I 11. 0 .i..uiuu iu uo iiiisoi neu ky its contents. out tuo persoveting ptuiar wis not so easily cpuiscu. 'Will you not look at this be-iuliful chain V said he, holding up one so near her ovus that sho could not but porceivo tho dazzlo' of tho links. 'Surely,' thought Clara, 'he must bo my evil genius, sent to torment tuo before my time, for my past offc-iiies,' Sho put tho chain hack with an impatient gesture, and an appealing look to her moth er, to rid her of his importunity. 'My daughter has not tho wish, nor I tho means, to ptirchaso your ornaments,' said Mrs. Stanley, mldly, but gravel'. 'You will probably find others in tho neighboi hood , who have both.' The young pedlar reluctantly closed his trunk and took up his hat, which ho had thrown at Clara's feet as ho knelt, and thus given tho opportunity of seeing the namo of Rover written on tho direction of her eyes, and said, as he swung the hat carelessly in his hand. 'A very appropriate name, Miss, for one of my profession. 1 believe it was what made mo fust think of becomingn pedlar ; and, as 1 am naturally indolent and fond of variety, 1 find my roving life vastly agreeable at times.' 'You nro certainly vastly impertinent,1 thought Clara, as ho retreated with a really graceful bow and a bold gaze of admiration, which displeased Mrs. Stanley very much, and made her close tho door quickly alter him, though it was a warm summer day. '1 do not like thatyoungiuanatall, Clara,1 stiid she, after he was gone ; 'ho his very as suming, and though I proved you for your vehemence, when he first made his appear ance, I cannot but agree with you in thinking that pedlars aro anything but a respectable class of people. A yong, handsome, and apparently intelligent man, like him, to he wasting his time in such an idle, inglorious profession. You were right in checking his presumption as you did.' The next day, Clara was searching her wotk-baskct for some stray attielo of sowing, when her eye fell on a small packet, folded tip iu muslin paper. '1 do not remember what I have folded so caicfully in this envelope,' said she, "sis she loosened the covering, and a beautiful dia mond ring, sot iu pearl, dropped into bet lap. Clara was lost in astonishment, and examined it again and again, almost believing it tin optical illusion. 'How could it get hero J' asked she, aloud ; hut she was alone, and all the answer sho could obtain was from licrown thoughts. The pedlar; yes, it must have been tho pedlar ! She remembered that he had taken out some of his jewels, and placed them on the table, nnd that when ho put them back, she had beard some paper rustling in his hands. This could not have been the result of accident, it must have been a hold design, and Clara blushed its if she Iind been delected in the act of stealing ; recalliu;luslnu!r, lingering caxenfiidniiration, and tho bright dark eyes which, in spite of her self, had rivetled that trazo on her memory. Sho could not keep it, what should she do ? She put it on her linger, turned it iu tbc sunbeams, and admired its shifting lustre, and delicate setting. 1 hat it was intended as a token of the admiration his looks so evidently expressed, she could not doubt ; and, though she knew she ought to bo in dignant at thu presumption of the act, a throb of gmtilid vanity llutleied in her heart. Thu sound of approaching footsteps in duced her to lestnru the ring to the envelope, and when her mother entered she was busily searching her work-box for her thimble and scisors, and looking; in every ducctioii to avoid the "lance that might notice the con fusion of her own. Shame iirevenled her from mentioning the riicuinstance to her mother, besides, she did not wish to expose the young pedlar to her resentment fur his secret homage. '1 wonder what I have done with niv rim.'?' said she, stoopuigdown, that her heightened colour niignt seem tuo result o! lliu shYiuide. -lour ring i' repcaieu Airs. Niamey .'m'.Ti nng 'Oh! I did nnt moan ring-,' cried Clara, hastily ; 'I meant my thimble. But it is too warm to ho confined to the needlu within doors. I scarcely ever think of walking now, Edward is not with me.' 'It is tine, dear Clara,' answered Mrs. Stanley ; 'you must feel tho need of exer cise. But you should not linger at home, for want of your brother, for you must learn to ho more independent of him now. Tho paths aro all familiar to you, and in ourquiot village you can never be in danger. Clara felt as if she could bless her mother, for thus giving her a rarte-blaiichc to ramble about by herself, and just now she wanted to think her own thoughts, and her thoughts were never half so delightful as when sho could look up to the blue sky, stretching far around her, and the green earth beneath her, the lulling sound of waters in her ear, and tho fragrant breathings of tho zephyrs on her brow. 'I will go first to Gertrude,1 said she to herself, 'and. if I find hcraloun, I will tell her about the ring, and ask her what I must do." Gertrude met her at tho entrance of the avenue, with one of her most briilaut smiles. 'You aro the very person I most wished to see,' said she. '1 have just received a letter from that chivnlric cousin of mine, Washington (jraliam, ol whom you have mure than once beard mo speak. Ho is ac tually wending bis way hither, so much charmed is ho by the description 1 have given him of a certain rural maidon, whom, per chance, you know. Hear w hat he says him self, Clara.' Clara blushed, whilo Gertrude opened the letter, and read hero and there a'para graph: 'A cheek to blush, an cyo to weep, a lir.ul to feel, nnd a mind to kindle these arocharnis that exercise an almost omnipotent sway over my way ward spirit. Sim plicity and sensibility constitute what is most lovely in woman. When these are combined, as they seem to be in this charming new sis ter of yours, 1 feel as if 1 could make a pil "l iinago to her shrine, and glory in .surrend eiinga liberty of which so many have vain ly attempted to deprive me.1 'Oh, how could you be so unjust to vour self and mo!" exclaimed Clara, ready tc Iv to cry with unaffected vexation. 'You know I am the variest rustic in tho world. Even in Edward's company, I fear to disgraro him, and bow must I appear in a stranger's eyes? I would not meet him for tho universe, after such a' Clara hesitated. She did not like to ac cuse Gertrude of falsehood, especially when too paitial kindness had dictated the act. Gorliiulo passed her hand over Clara's throbbing nacii a)( looked smilingly into downcast eyes. "The sister of Edward Klnnlnv npnd nnt blush in the presence of any gentleman of uiu I,....., nuer ai least lor lier own sake, and do not destroy tho fair web of romance I am weaving for you, by f.Usu prij0 or f,,it. shame. This cousin of mine is .loomed to bo tho hero of your destiny, graced as ho is with every quality to win nnd wear a maiden's heart. Since 1 have robbed you of a brother, dear Clara, it is no more than fair that I should give you a lover in return.' In vain Clara protested and dccl.ued sho never thought of a lover, never wished for one, and entreated her never to mention tho subject ; sho could never more hear the name of Washington Graham, without feeling her cheeks died with conscious blushes. 'I dare not speak of tho ring,1 thought she, 'To Gertrude now. If she has such magni ficent views for mo, sho will bo doubly dis pleased at the presumption of the gift.1 With her thoughts strangely confused be tween the blending images of Washington Grsham and tho pedlar, she turned towards the woodland, and continued her walk alone. There was otio favorite spot, where the turf seemed greoner, tho sky bluer, and the trees bent their branches more lovingly towards those who sought the shadow of their leaves, than any other; nnd thither Clara directed her steps. She had concealed the ring in her bosom, resolving to inquire at the earliest opportunity tho route tho pedlar had taken; but the opportunity was much nearer than she imagined, for when she reached her favorite resting place, there the identical young gentleman was reclining, leaning on liis red morocco trunk, his hat lying on the grass, and a poetical-looking book in his band. Clara started back in alarm and shame, at thus suddenly finding herself alone with one, whoso pi csumption the restraining presence of her mother had failed to check. The young pian sprang upon his feet, but his manner, instead of being bold and careless, was modest and respectful. 'Pardon me,1 said ho, 'if I have intruded upon a spot, which perhaps is by right ap propriated to yourself. If so forgive the sympathy which drew mo hither.' Clara's alarm subsided at the difference of his address, but Iter embarrassment remained. 'I Uavu no right bete, sir,' replied she, 'beyond yruir own. But since I meet you so unexpectedly, I would wish' I lore Clara stammered, for in restoring, she know not how to avoid wounding lusfeelings, with out compromising her ovn dignity. She drew forth the paper, whichsho liitd conceal ed in the foldings of her dress, and handing it towards him, with a look which sho intend ed to be cold and severe, added, 'This ring, which I found on my table, I believe must be vonr nronertv. I was wishing lor an n... i . 1 1 . . i poritinity to return it, as it appears to bo of value." 'Do you then scorn my offering V said he, drawing back with an air of deep mortifica tion ; 'was I too presumptuous, in daring to leave this little token of the admiration with which you had inspired me 1 1 know my condition is lowly, and those, who look upon wealth and station as what constitute the man, may regatd nio with contempt; but there is something in your countenance that encouraged mo to think you were above the false prejudices of tho world. No ! madam I cannot take back the gift, worthless hence forth, if refused by you. It shall never en circle another's finger: but lie in the grass beneath our feel, to niinglo its pent Is with the dews of night.' Poor Clara ! assailed by flattery, breath ed in practical high-flown "language, such as she had read iu books, 1 lit never expected to hear addressed to herself delighted, iu the midst of her confusion, at meeting with so romantic an incident in her hitherto une ventful life she could not repulse with harshness her bumble admirer. 'It is not from scorn that 1 refuse your gift' answered she ; 'but you must bo conscious of tho extreme impropriety of my permitting such freedom in a stranger. Your conduct is very strange, sir very tinathorised.' 'Is it strange' said Rover, without seem ing disconcerted by her rebuke, 'to admire what is beautiful, or unauthorised to wish it ourowiT fn Toy sbiiiowiiai idle and whuT deling life, I have had leisure to cultivate the taste nnd imagination nature has given mo, and I think I can say, mine is of no vul gar stamp. Books are my constant compan ion, poetry my passion, and nature my study and delight. I am sure I speak what is true, and your own heait can bear witness to it there is something congenial to your own character in mine. Two kindred souks can read each other at a glance, whilo dis cordant spirits may remain strangers fur years.' lie accompanied these words by a glance such as Clara never met before, anil i made her heart throb, and her cheek kindle. There was a glow, too, mantling his own dark cheek, an eloquent commentary on the warmth of ins language. She cast down her eyes, and they rested on the hateful trunk the badge of the Pedlar and her mind all at ,once took iu the ridiculous position in which she w as placed. A pedlar for her lo ver ! A stranger w hnm she had never seen but once before, and then her mother, gen tle as she was, hail shut the door iu his face, incensed at his familiarity. Then the vision of the proud Washington Graham, such as Gertrude had depicted, came in dazzling contrast, to increas.; her mortification. These thoughts, so chilling to romance, gave her sufficient composure to speak, and reso lution enough to speak as she ought. 'I cannot forgive myself for continuing this conversation so long. I feel more and more sensible of its impropiicty. Since you leave no other alternative, you force me to lay your treasure where tho dews of night will indeed deface its lustre.' She said this in answer to a deprecating motion of his hand, as she again extended the ring, and dropping it on the grass, she turned to depait, glorying iu the conquest she had made, over the weakness and vanity which tempted her to linger and accept an incense as nocl as it was pleasing. Rover crushed the ring under bis feet, and his eye flashed scornfully. '1 sec 1 am mistaken. Every woman is a slave to opinion, ami fears to follow thu dictates of her own heart. A fine coat and a fine cqnippago aru the only pasports to her favor, and provided the world approve her choice, it matteis nnt whether she is tortured by unkiiidness, or frozen by indifference.1 Clara stopped, for her spirit was roused, and she forgot her timidity, that she might vindicate herself from such an aspersion. 'Whatcvcrclaims you may offer as an in dividual,' said she, 'to conlidenceand respect you must be conscious you have chosen a profession that piecludes you,by its itinerant habits, from the society in which wo mingle. I am indeed astonished that you nro willing to pursue it, ignoble as it is deemed.' 'If I should tell you tho history of my life,' he answered, more calmly, 'you woiilll find'perhaps.that I had bconu rebellious youth too proud to labor, to independent to solicit favor who wanted to see a little of the world, & thought it just as honest and respectablo to walk through it with a pedlar's trunk, and a clear conscience, as to wear a lawyer's gown or cany a doctor's lance. But,1 added he, dismissing his sarcastic tine fur one of deep feeling, ' if you dislike mo becauso tho world dubs mu Pedlar, I will ho anything and everything you please, if I may ho ani mated with the hope of one day winning your aflectiun. Yet the love tint is capable of defying any reproach, and cncouutetiii" any obstacle that can tiainplu pridoiiiid van ity and the world itself udcr ls fL.cl) is ,10 only lovo that can satisfy the boundless wishes of my heart. If 1 cannot meet with this, I wdl continuon wanderer through life, dealing iu tinsels and gow-gaws, rejoicing the while in my own independence. It was impossible for thu imaginative and inexperienced Clara, to listen to these high wrought sentiments, so exactly correspond in to her own, without being moved. She could not disdain one who laughed to scorn the distinctions of society, and who, proud of his inborn wealth, asserted his claims to regard, as one of nature aristocrats. In vain she sough to leave him, till she had ad mitted the possibility that ho might see her again, and bad promised that the dread of meeting him should not banish her entirely from her wonted walk. When alone once more, sho wept at her imprtidece, and would havo-given woilds to live over again tho last hour, that sho might recall the faint encouragement sho had given. Shu knew sho was wrong in concealing the circumstance lioni her mother and her broth er, hut she tried to persuade herself that ho would soon leave tho neighborhood, and forget his foolish admiration of herself, so there could bo no necessity of revealing what would only expose him to their resentment' She avoided after this, the placo whore she had met him ; hut there were other shaded walks, and her mother had told her that her health would suffer for want of exercise. It would bo impossible to live within doors all the time in warm summer weather, and it is not strange that sho again encountered the persevering Pedlar, or that the dread and the shame that at first oppressed her, gradu ally melted away in tho fascination of these romantic and untold meetings. Each time sho said to herself 'It shall ho the last;' but faint and wavering aro tho resolutions of youth, opposed to tho growing influence of the strongest passion of the heart. He no longer carried tho odious red trunk, and she tried to forget that sho had ever seen it. When with him, it was tin easy task, listen ing to such language, and looked upon by such eyes so soft, yet bright, so luminously dark ! Even tho Gipsoy huo of his com plexion, gave him a wild charm iu her eyes, harmoiii.ing as it did, with his wandering habits and eccentric character. As Clara was walking, lost in these dan gerous reveries hesitating whether she should proceed wdiere she was almost sure of mee ting one who seemed like an invisible being to watch her footsteps, and to know whither they were bound, or to remain nearer the guardian boundary of home, she was start led by horses' feet behind her, and it forci bly reminded her of her brother's first mee ting with Mrs Clifton, for it was precisely th" same pull id likewise near (be sunset hour of day. She turned her head involun tarily, as the sound came near, and draw back as far as the width of the path would allow, to permit the stronger nnd his attend ant to pass by. She did this with a quicken ed puNo, fur something told her it must bo Washington Graham. At any rate, ho was no vulgar rider for he was mounted on a coal-black hoise, splendidly caparisoned, and attended by a negro, who rode one of the Fame raven color, whose blackness was contrasted by a scailet saddle-cloth, that al most swept the ground. Clara was so daz zled by the magnificence of their appear ance, and .so confused by the thought that it was tb.; huro appropriated to herself, by the splendid imagination of Gertrude, she could not clearly discern tho gentleman's features, though he raised his hat as he passed, with a graceful bow, and slackened his pace till he Jlil'lIiiii'HiLil! -iK' direction nf the while house on thu lull. 'What a singular coincidence,' said Clara to heelf. '.lust on this spot did Edward first behold Mrs Clifton, on horseback too, and that glance decided. Tho ardent glance of Hover Hashed through her memory, and conscious of thu struggle of vanity and feel ing iu thu heart, she believed herself un worthy of the homage it expressed. 'What can be ever he to me, this proud Southern strangerho added, who conies amongst us liku an Eastern nabob? And yet 1 shall be to him an object of ridicule and disgust, after Geitrude's glowing description. Had he never heard my mine, I might escape his notice, but now it is impossible.' Whilo her mild was wrought up to a state of feverish excitement by the anticipa ted meeting with the dreaded stranger, her eves weie fixed on the winduwsof her broth

er's dwelling, illuminated as they now were, by the setting sunbeams, and silo could see thu dark outlines of the two riders defined upon them ; then sku knew that her conjec ture was right. Most willingly would she have sought somu covert iu the" woods, and feed on berries and herbs for weeks to come, to avoid tho mortification she believed was in store for her; but she fortunately remem bered she had a mother, who was probably even now waiting lur leturn with anxiety, for the soft grey uf twilight was beginning tu steal over sunset's golden tints. The next day she received a summons from Gertrude, telling her tberu was to be a general gathering of friends to welcome thu arrival of her cousin, who was all impa tience to behold the fair rustic whose imago was already drawn on bis fancy in such at tractive rolois. This message' renewed thu trepidation of Clara to such a degree, that she was tempted to plead a nervous head ache, as an excuse from attendance. One moment sho was leady to sink at the thought of being coiiteninud and .lospiiud the next the possibility that Washington Graham, lordly as beseemed, might cast a favoring glance upon her, unpretending as sho was, filled her with dread. If so, what would become of poor Rover? And what would Geitrudo think if she turned coldly awav from tho attentions of her gifted cousin ? When arraying herself for the occasion, she tried to school herself into perfect indilfor euro with rogard to her appearance, hut in vain. She repeated to herself a hundred limes, it was no matter how sho looked. She could not obtain the stranger's admira tion if she would she would not if she could still shu lingered before her mirror think ing it had never reflected a less pleasing im age. She was entirely divested of orna ments, for shu hail not forgotten the bitter lessons taught by the tinsel chain ; hut tho 'ornament of a meek nnd quiet spirit,' which seeks not praise or favor, fur any outward gifts, Clara had nut yet gained. Tho samo vanity, that led her to barter her self-approbation fur a paltry bauble, now caused her to tremble, iu anticipation of a stranger's scrutiny. She thought it humility, and would havo wept at thu suggestion, that one trace of the foible, that had lately cost her so dear, was still lingering iu bur heart. The green branches were lopped of), hut thu roots still clung to the parent, and when circumstances favoted their growth, weie i nady to shoot forth with new luxuriance. When Clara found herself in the illumina ted drawing-room, sho saw nothing, for a few moments, blight spectres floating before her eyes, and heard nothing but a ringing sound' in lier cats loud as the echucs of a tolling I hell, Sho had a kind of consciousness that she was going through tho ceremony of in troduction to a gentleman ; hut l ow ho look ed and what ho said, sho knev not. He might havo been the veiled prophet Mokati na, for aught she saw of his face,ibr sho never lifted her eyes from tho carpet, but stood clinging to her brother's arm: her cheeks bur ning with blushes, indeed her whole fuccyevcn her neck was covered with tho sime crimson hue. Clara knew that thu deep suffusion sl,0 was undergoing was anything hut becoming, and this conviction only added to the inten sity of the glow. The idea that she was ac tually in tho presence of the formidable Washington Graham, thu prophesied hereof her destiny, was too nvcrwhclmii g. He ad dressed her in the common language of cour tesy, but shu could only answer i:i monosyl lables, and whispering to her brother to lead her toa window, he drew her away, pitying her confusion, yet vexed at her unwonted awkwardness and taciturnity. 'Leave ine hero,1 said she to Gertrude, wdio followed her to her retreat, 'thero are so many people in the centre of the rooig, that I cannot breathe. I will not disgrace you here.1 M will leave you, dear Clara, since you desire it,' answered she, with a calm sweet ness of manner that operated like charm in soothing Clara's preposterous agitation, 'and only remember that whilo you are just to your self, you can never disgrace us. But for my sake, for Edward's sake, try to recover yourself-possossion, and givo my kinsman the welcome I have dared to promise him from the sister of my husband.' Clara felt the gentle rebuke conveyed in these words, and as shu followed with her eyes Gertrude's retreating figure, admiring that surpassing gracefulness which distin guished her nbovcallothcr women, she could not but admire still more tlio kindness and forbearance sho manifested towards one so untutored, and wayward as herself. The soft evenning air that flowel in through tlio open window, cooled her fervid cheeks, wbilcthe circumstance of herbeing permitted to remain quiet much longer than she had anticipated, composed while it mortified her. She dreaded observation, shu equally dread ed neglect, and when sho saw Washington Graham conversing with some ladies on tho opposite side of tho room, without making any effort to disturb her solitude, and knew by their pleased and attentive countenances that he was saying what seemed very agree able and entertaining, she felt 'It were belter to stand the liuhlning's shock Thau moulder piecemeal on.the rock.' Sho had but a partial view of his face, as it was somewhat turned from her, but his figure struck her as being rcmrrknbly graceful and gentlemanlike. In a little while he changed bis position, and her heart palpitated anew, for she thought ho was approaching her; but no ! he was drawing near his cousin who hav ing been compelled to take her seat at the arp, (an instrument which still possessed u the chunn of" novelty w'ith her guests,) was beckoning him to her side. Clara, like her brother, was passionately fond of music, aud Gertrude's always thrilled to her veiy soul. Bill now a nrmly voice of exquisite melo dy mingled its deep notes w ith hers, nnd both blending with the full, breeze-like strains of the harp, 'rose liken stream of rich distilled perfume.' Edward was leaning over the in strument in the same attitiideshc remembered to have seen at .Mrs. Clifton's never to he fur- (juuuii puny, uiu men nis lace was p.110 ami 1 1110 direction slio Had taken ; jet she started his countenance dark ; now it was lighted up when the w hid moved the branches, or the with an expression of fervor and happiness as . birds lie w rustling through tho leaves as if intense as the human features aro capable of these accustomed sounds; were tho hnrhin ...t.... -.,.1 r-.-..a.. - ,1 :.. 1.-.. 1 -r . . . . . ... uid radiance, were occasionally lifted to his, beaming with the love she no longer sought to bury in the foldings of her own heart, 'Surely, thought Clara, I havo never love cd Edward, 'or my nature is too cold to love as she does, and yet mj- existence seemed to be bound up in bis. Can theru be a love stronger than that which hinds together an only brother and sister, when that brother, too, exercises a father's tender guardianship, in placo of him who is laid low with tho dead?' mumi):, mm VJCIIIUUU 3 LS, lliMUlie, III liq- As she asked herself this niiestion. thu im ago of Rover seemed to glide before her, and i memory whispered, 'The geance of Hover, ' wncn it nenus on me expresses the same . depth and fire, and can it bo he loves me mure than Edward ? And will he ever fill, aud moie than fill a brother's place within my heart ? Dare I ever avow the inteiest he has inspired, to those who have woven my destiny with that of this dazzling stran ger 1 At this moment the face of Washington was turned towards her, and though her vis ion is somewhat obscured by thu tears that iuvolunlaiily suffused her eyes, sho could ob serve its lineaments, nnd shu thought she could trace in every featuio the pride of wealth and conscious superiority. His fine figuru was set offhy a dress ofaristocralic el egance, bis hair was arranged in careless but graceful waves around his temples, revealing a furbead whose unsunned w hiteness plainly indicated that be at least was exempt fiom the primeval curse, of earning his bread by the sw eat of bis brow. The southern sun had given to his cheeks a manlier glow, so that tho idea of effeminacy could never be associated with Washington Graham, who looked exactly what he was, a gentleman by nature, by birth, by wealth, and by educa tion. The music had su far subdued Clara, and carried her out of Iwrself. that when Gertrude again approached her, accompan ied by her cousin, sho received them with less trepidation, and she ventured to listen and speak, though still with her eves bowed down in 'pcuotrativo shame.' Had Clara been conscious of her own attractions, sho would not havo suffered so much fi 0111 self distrust. She could not know them, for when she saw herself reflected in a looking glass, in tho act of dressing, her features weie ut rest and there was nothing sufiicicntly striking in their outline, or da.zling in their hue, to give her an exalted image of her own loveliness. Shu never saw tho roses Hitting over her cheeks, coming nnd going, and coming again, heralds of the heart's spring-time, or the warm and shifting lustre of her eye, when enthusiasm or sensibility stirred it's peaceful depths. What if she hail made:! conquest of a poor wandering I'edlar, this magnificent Washington Graham was a very different kind uf person, and tho idea that be would look upon bur with admiration or lovo, was too absurd to he admitted, and it would certainly expose her to the lidiculo of all her ncquaintenanccs, if it were tun known that it had ever entered into her mind. But when she was oucu more alone iu her room, and rcllcriod on the events of tho cvo uing, though filled with mortification nt her own want of self-control, sho rejoiced she had stood tho ordeal without nny open vio lation of dccoiiim, and without incurringnnv visiblu marks of contempt. Tho ihouglit that she had been seen, and ihat thu illusion created by Gertrude was consequently dis pelled, was very comfuiting to lier. Anoth er thoughtgavehera fueling of delight and sell'-appiobation,why she could not define Hover lost nothing iu her estimation in com parison with the elegant Southerner. Sho would rather livo over again the moments passed with him in the midst of nature's love liness, stolen and hurried as they were, and always accompanied with thu dread of de tection and the concioiisness of acting a clan destine part, than spend u thousand such evenings as this so cold, constrained nnd formal. Clara was a mystery to herscll foolish girl that sho was, to find a happiness in contemplations which should fill her with sot row nnd self-reproach! Tho next day Gertrude came to her with a congratulatiii" smile. '1 feared last night, dear Clara,' said she, 'when you acted the paitof tho blushing au tomaton, that my character as prophetess was more than endangered, that it was lost. But cousin Washington declines himself en chanted with that very bashfuluess and sim plicity that depiivtd yon of your native grace. He is so sick of the artificial glnro of fashionable society, so weary of glitter and display, bis eye reposes with delight, as ho expresses it, on tho soft green of your char acter.' 'Stop,' cried Clara, 'you do hut mock me. His practised tongue may well utter the language of flattery, but do not, dearest Ger trude, solicit his admiration for me. To gratify your affection ho may profess an in terest 1 know he can never feel. You know not how wounding is the thought that I should lie forced, as it were, upon the particular no tice of a gentleman like him !' 'Believe me, Clara,' answciod Gertrude, earnestly, I will do nothing wounding to your delicacy or pride. I will say nothing more ut present, leaving it for "time tu unfold events which I trust will justily all I have ventured to express ; one thing only let mo ask, what think you of my vaunted" cousin !' 'I Inive no very distinct impression left on my mind,' answered Clara, 'so deep was the embarrassment that oppressed me. He ap peared to me like something bright, left v and cold.' " 'Oh,' said Gertrude, you do not know him yet. Beneath that somewhat cold exterior, tho result of a premature experience of the world's- henrtlcssncss, there is a depthof feel ing known only to those who see him fiee from the restraints of society. Handsome, intellectual and rich rumantic ton, in the best sense in which that oft perveilcd woul is used. 1 should not think it possible that Washington Graham could fail to win a young and disengaged heai t, like yours.' The soft blush that had hitherto colored the cheek of Clara, was pale to the crimson that now dyed its sm face. 'He leaves us to-morow for a few days, 'continued Girtrude, 'and when be letur'ns. 1 hope to see till my fondest wishes realized.' Clara breathed as if recovering liom a fit of the nightman'. She pleaded every excuse to be permitted to icmaiii at home that eve ning. Shu had a neivous headache, shu did not like to leave her mother alone ; in shun she gave twenty reasons, any one of which was siimcient in itseti to answer the pnipose. 'iMy head really dues ache,' said Clara, after Gertrude's depai tine, 'and I think a walk in the fieshair will revive me ; though unlit for company, I am not ashamed of be ing seen by the cattle aud tho binls.' How sho disposed of her objections to leave her mother alone, remained a mystery even to herself, tiho bad never met Rover in the path she now walked, and he could not know gUTS Ul il M C III C 1 1 1 11 g IUOtSICI. .II0 W.IS till willing to acknowledge to herself the dis.-q poiniment that weighed upon her spirits; but not finding in bur walk the exbiliialing influences she anticipated, she turned her face homewards. 'Ho has probably heard of the arrival of Washington Graham,1 thought Clara, 'and believes mu paying homage to his wealth and pretensions. He does me injustice ; but it is no matter. Better far better that we should never meet again for be r in never be anj thing to me. Edward would not dis dain hi poverty, for he was himself oiu-e poor. But a pedlar ! Mrs. Clifton would 101 'i;lvu married Edward, if he had been an mnerani petuar;- .fust its Clara had finished these reductions which breathed more of pique than she was aware of,she heard a su Iden crashing among the boughs, and the I'odlur himself bounced into the path, his dark complexion glowing from the rapidity of his motions, and his eji; sp iikling with more than its wonted fire. '1 feaied that I might bu forgotten,1 said he "but 1 see that I have wronged you vil lage rumor has been breathing into mv.eais reports that m ike m hitlteitonlmost hopeless devotion an act of till greater presumption. It s-iys that a stranger of wealth and dis tinction, conspicuous for the display and pride of bis appearance is come hither for the sole purpose of addnessing and wedding Clara Stanley. It says loo that he w ill nut address her in vain.' The characteristic openness and boldness of this address left Clara no loom for eva sion. She did not wish to acknowlege its truth; she would not give utterance to a false hood. I'ntiractised in the aits which c-aili teach her thu wiy of extrication, sho stood silent and embarrassed, wishing the good peo ple of the village would find something else to talk about besides the Stanleys, whose concerns seemed to interest tl.. .nnc. 'You are silent, Clara,' ciied he, iu an ut tered tune ; 'you do not deny it, and Heaven furbid you should, if fur once village gossip lias spoken the truth. 1 have no right to re proach you you have professed nothing promised nothing and yet, and yet I feel its if" I were waking from thu sweetest and biigbtest (iream that ever gladened thu heart of man tho dream of imagined pci lection.' Clara's hum t swelled under the conscious ness of injustice, and she would havo made an indignant reply, but the deep dejection of his countenance ami air inspiied her with pit v. 'If 1 deserved uprnidiug fiom you,' said she 'I should not nt this moment bu dreading the reproaches of all whom I love. What ever may bo sa d of this stranger's visit, his coming can uevcriiilluonce tin- feelings to- i i wards you. Thu last words were uttered in a tremu lous voice. Shu began to feel us if she hud foisakcn the 'guide of her youth,' and rashly given herhiipiness into n stranger's keeping. In tho true spirit uf a heroine, though true only to the impulses of nature, shu covered her face with her hands, and sitting down at the foot of tho tree beneath which they aie standing, (tied to think herself miserable; but strange as it may seem, a thrill of delight still penetrated her heart, from tho convic tion that she was beloved. Nothing was nioro natural, from the luwly positiou she nail j assumed, for Rover to kneel at her side, and , he did kneel in exactly tho samo graceful at titude in which sho first behold him, w lieu hu bent to display his jewels to her jidnuiing gaze; but Clara had forgotten all that, and she soon forgot eveiy thing t Isc but the u ord he breathed into her ear, and tho looks that bore witness to their sincerity. Tho next morning, as sho was tying up sono wandering vines, that answered all tho pirposes of jalousies to her windows, sha butrd tho trampling of horses' feet, and Washington Graham, on his raven black hone, accompanied by his black attendant, w-ill the red saddle cloth sweeping so mag nificently on cither side, was seen passing by. He lifted his hat, and bowed till his hair ilmost touched his hotso's flowing mano then roda rapidly by. Clara thought of tho Blact Knight in Ivanhoc, of Ivanhoc him self, and almost expected to seo the days of tournaments, and queens of lovo aud beauty rowed. 'Ho is certainly very, very graceful, said she, shading her eyes tocatch the lastgllmpso of his knight-hght figure, yet vexed at being foiced to bring him in lordly contrast to the contemned Rover, assured that in every thing but outward show, Rover transcended the southern nabob. 'But I daro say he is very proud, and the maiden that he will wed must also bo proud and rich, as she will bo beautiful and accomplished.' And with a ball suppressed sigh at the inequalities of I foi tune's gifts she resumed her occupation, j which naturally led her thoughts back to ru , ral life nnd cottage scenes, and it was not , long before she was indulging most heroic scorn for every joy dependent on wealth or fortune. Concluded next week. .Medicinal Lienors. A KTICI.IS iu ilns hue ut l'iit qualitv, may lu jl3 uun-lniitly fuund at TIILU. A. I'lX'K h t'O'fi, Apothrcnric. TtiljDlfJAL ALMANAC for 1811, for sale aTflio bookstore. I'nce G'JJcts. 1). A. ISRAMAN. WHITKaud drey Marble irravo stones ol super, lor quality and worl.inaiilup will be furnish ed mi the shcrUM nolieelry. II, sj CLM'I' Ilurlingtoo, April 13 ISII, jV K W T A I LOU I N 0 K ST A II LIS II M EXT 1 At llin( ViWiac The subscriber has com inenccil the tadoriim buines in this place, and wdl do atlkinds of work in his line in n good style asitis doneat any shop in this section of cuuulry. Cutting one at all lime", on short notice. WAN'TIH) An apprentice nt the above business. JLUKMIAII UAIUUNGTON. Nov. io, mo. yi-IH.MONT OKAWI.VC HOOK. THE Vermont Drawing Hook of Landscapes pro pared and arranged by .tohn Henry IIopkin, I). I), liishop of the DiMicsc of Vermont, .os. j and 0, containing VI beautiful Lithographic prints, willi tho letter prcssdescription, ihisilav published by CII.'iLW'CLV GOODRICH. April 22, 1SH. Complete sells of the Vermont Drawing Hook in C no, constantly for sale. i.ovi:i,v a iKjiti.iurr HAVE just rrcrtud a second supply of seasona ble GOODS this spring .-neb are now wanted, at their usual "l-'air Prices" which wcdcun siilDcient to insure as luretofore a ready sale -lhc public may depend upon thu estab'ishmi nt. the i-nsuing season, hemqorion replenished with Tresh Goods from iho im tropoh-.. May 10th, 111. 17011 sali:, It n mtnr f i r IrtJi f m n it f tin rtc r.f "llllll 1U1 I II 111 I May sih, Hll. mpinor quality. N. LOVLI.Y cV. CO. I t.ov::i.v i!in:i,i!i'T HAVE ju-t receded an addition to their present as , sortinenl of Carpeting, U112-, Hocking Rush, . .Alatting, l-'loor Od Cloths cVc. which together imkm a more uxtcn-ivc assortment than was Cur belore of. ' fered in tins place, 10 which tlis- attention of pureha- sers are respectfully imiini. .May 12, IS 11. I FIRST nsporiT I From Hie Cheap t'a-li Store. AS was liciald.il forth in the llurhnsliin I-'rto Tress on the morning of the 1th .March, saving the former Agent, HOW Alt D, was cnnmii:ul,'niid had commenced upon tits twentieth year, ho now ino-st respectfully reports, as follow, uz: Thai tho I ellort nia le in di-posing of thu old stock of remnanu and G' ods at tilling-iif prices w as highly sati-facto ry. That on the 2Jd he proceeded "to Albany, and j repotted, adverso to the budding of" a i'lridce'ai Thai place, and were directed to take back the papers and bring in a bill lor inimed whether, constitutionally, an obstruction muld bo i thrown over the Hudson, when the (luieral Govern ! nienthad improwd the imig.iiiou bv reimning hn- p.-iiitncnt-! and uiipcmng its channel, far aboe such place, is the qui siion. .Vow- t Iml noble Ulur bein the inlei from the Iul-Ii seas and Atlantic Ueian to the tiadeof the (in en iiioiintn.il State, uf course IhelVo. pie s Agent could not but have a du p interest in tho result which may soon be known. That on the VITih he left in the .Steamer L'liea for New Voik, on which pa-sane Lieutenant Governor lhadis-h was called to the chair, J. rennunore Cooper, siernarv, and the meeting being addressed by -Major General Sanford, whereupon a imaiuuioii-s cxprcs.. m of thanks was voted to Captain Shtilt.l.y the Ladv and Gentlemen prtsscngira lor hu indefatigable tntuprise ami eier lions in ploughing a way through iheiee from Totn-h-Ucep-i. to Alhuiv, therein- all mling a pleasurable irip y water uisti-nd of adange.oiit, one through mud by land to rcw or!;. ' That lining arriv.il at the great commerci.il empo rium of tho Union after a winter's ab-enee wa cheer id by inuliiil salutations with former friends who without exc.pnons, prolli-red their ev. rv t Hurt in sliewiiu and displmugaltof their nio-t I-'ashionablo lieatitiful. and de-irable articles uf .Mirehandie with a corresponding wish to fnor me with Mich selections in might be wanted and at the erv b. m bargains, par ticularly as being for th-supply of the cer up and doing, oinck and cheap, ehcan for cnsl. nn.l jiri.-oiimeiit-for-debt store, located in the beautiful al-'i'ke.Ui-iinplam, at liurhugion, Vermont. liiuh.-iingbccn.soreciiwd 1 made a judicious se- .. .-ei. ...ueics as were calculated lor spting trade, and returnnl home, where anv of the many many nnmiui i-uucv aim oiner Hoods inac he had at pri to si.it Ii-Jlihaseis. ni April 3d, I'll. nowAitirs. District of! hitlcnden.ss. . ;uurt for ,(,,. 1)l9. irictotUuttenden: Toallpersms conarned in thu estate ufJulm Newclllalc ot Charlotte in said Disiricl. "eeae I, tSIS I LTLN'O WlIi:Ui:AS, I'.m Holland Hcman H. Newell, id mmistraiorsof the INtate of said deoascd, proUse to render an account of their administration, anil prc nt their account against said estate for examination and a Ipwanee at .1 ses-ion of the Court ofl'n.bate, to b, 10 Men al 1 the itcgisicrs office m Burlington on he 1- I. dayof.May next. Therefore, Vou a.e hereby notified to appiar before said court at the time ami place aforesaid, and shew cause if any ou have, w hy the accout aforesaid should not be allowed. Ap;;iA':r,irlwiMl!ts"):&pf .lotloni. II. I'.state, 11-. vi- vi;ii.mo.v,t, - 110 Hon. tho ned in the estate ofJOTIIVM II V1111 1 er; W,llis.on,ir. said I),s,rict e!e"'as,l "" ' nVtrrTIN WmiRRA,, I.ulia Hall, admin,,,',, nt?.?' of said 1 ecinse.1, proposes to render at accou . of he? ndinuiistralon, nnd present her accoi 1 a ,f f '3 estate for reammatiou and allowance , ! , the Courtif Probate, to e old? , at l n"?? ?f otnecin lkrhngton, on the 4b day of May " " of"&i,"ft,'i,nnJ 31 Uu"10. 2T day 3wl? WM. WKSTOX, negistcr N(!hi.(iiri'ir,lvl.lvn,i,,,';ilm'''' "norm .he pb. i-rc.L asp.,iUiy ,.1MtT h ;,.m sr;: I to r hour-, and nci,. e application, lis ac. nun m- iib-orpi.on nn.l . vipcraieii, it ,I, J (, .-.-n. irn the t.cl entirely and wi.l.oni ,,,, to im-r? , '"V" "f " ',M '" '1 '"'" '"'er 1" an. phewui. Applj .1 10 1!,,. i.!,. a ,,. r, ol) t.lk Cr dre-.-iM,ieep sl.i, fui-iiiil.inuilK.n ofllie liver or lunc aulitit.a.-i. all ev Mem,,,, i10, ,m.e organ Warraifd to give rebel as rivonimcud.l. r Surnprieler, ll. Itruomi'M,,.,.!, .N,.. y,,'., I hi; ItK'.ui'i'l .-.I at ll- Proprietor', pri. i-s by II trillion. Dev. IsSlO. J, A. J. II. I'kt'K .V Co. ST.U10I' VKUMONT. J r II II II 11.,".,." run nilfOr ClllTTENnps'. ca I il, I.... ' ulu forlheLtrict of Chittenden : To all 'u.r cernedl the estate of James .Marliii. lam 1. in saiil'striet, deveased, GlH'i'Tir yiine, llnn":.li Alarl.iia.lniuu-i.H,,.,,,;,,,:;; of ,iif ceased, proposes to render an accou of her adiniration,aiidpresnitheraccoutita..ain" tate flexanunattoii and nl owaneenl A ,' , , V.t ComiT 1'roiute, to be liolden ,,. V, f e10 ..-eofMs!,uwl.iy of J,lu ,,evt Vi cr r . " ,h hcrelnotified iLm, bre said S S, , Cu'S .uid Ice aforesaid, and shew cause, if any yo,, ,iu" l,iie account afor.s., ..hould'no, fc f a)i a! i "is 11." alUu,I",",u''. iiiS.Ey W.'i. ULbTON.Krgu.cf